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LEFT FOR LEIGH. A Cardiff Footballer Sone North. A LOSS FOR THE 'QUINS. Wilding, the well-known three-quarter, left Cardiff on Monday night for Leigh. I met him at the Great Western Station," writes Welsh Athlete," and on asking him his destination he told me he was off to the Lan- cashire town where he had secured a good situation. Work is the one thing wanted to bring out the ex-Harlequin man's merits as a three-quarter, for that he has merit is un- doubted. I presume we shall now see him figuring in the ranks of the club belonging to the town where he is 'working. To the Harle- quins his loss will be a great blow, and cer- tainly it will be a difficult task for them to fill his place on the wing. I spoke tc Wilding before he left re his suspension by the A.A.A., and, undoubtedly, he felt what be termed the injustice done him very keenly. Even if I had filled up the entry form myself, and by accident left out the event in question, then the sentence would have been harsh enough, goodness knows,' he said, 'but when the form was filled up for me, and I never saw it until I got on the ground, then the verdict was altogether too severe for such an unfortunate tlip of the pen.'
ECHOES OF THE STRIKE. Oymmer Colliers Allege That They Are Being Victimised. Great dissatisfaction prevails among the work- men employed at the Cymmer Colliery owing to a number of them having been refused work since the re-starting on Tuesday last. The men allege that they are being victimised owing to the part taken by them during the recent strike. This allegation is .denied by the management, except in one or two cases where extreme intimi- dation and threats had been used towards the engineman. It appears that it one district of the colliery, where about 50 men were employed prior to the strike, a large fall of roof has taken place, necessitating thp employment of about thirty labourers night and day to clear it. This portion of the colliery will not be able to produce coal for another month. Under the circumstances, the officials assert thai, as the men leftwork illegally for a period of fire weeks, they have a perfect liberty to re- instate men whom they think proper. On Mon- day morning the men gave 48 hours' notice to tlbatain from work for one day—to-morrow, Wednesday—to hold a meeting to discuss and consider the present state of things.
READY FOR THE RUSH. Many Will Lose Their Lives in the Scramble for Land in Arkansas. A Dalziel's telegram from Arkansas City says :-There has been great excitement for some time past among the people who have assembled at the outskirts of what is known as Cherokee Strip, an Indian reservation, whcih is to be declared open for settlement on Thursday next. The scene during the past few days has been peculiarly interesting. Upwards of 100,OOC men and women have assembled on the border waiting for the opportunity of rushing in and seizing the land. Many are enduring great privations in order to become possessed of it. Enormous crowds have congregated the city, and not a loaf of bread was to be had on Monday. It is feared that there will be much misery among the settlers before the land can be put under cultivation. Trains are arriving avery few hours, consisting of from ten tc fitteen carriages. Not only have the vehicles been filled, but people crowded the steps and roofs. Hundreds of horses and swift-footed bronchos are ready to dash into the reserve the foment it is declared open. The novel feature in connection with the opening of these lands is the presence of a great number of bicyclists, each carrying a canteen of water, provisions, outfit, and blankets. They believe that they will be able to get ahead of the horses in the race for the finest portions of the land. Among the bicyclists are 30 women. Several people were overcome by the intense heat of Monday, Mid it is feared that few will recover. All the ixcitdng soenes which characterised the early settlement of California have been re-enacted here, including the hanging of a number of horse thieves.
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. Interesting Facts About Interesting People. r Mr. Santleyis on his way back to England, and is expected to arrive about the 14th inst. Sir Theodore Martin,- who is still confined to his room at Bryntisilio, Llangollen, is progress- ing-favourably towards recovery. The Marquess and Marchioness of Bath are about to entertain a series of shooting parties at Longleat Hall, their family seat in Wiltshire. The birth of President Cleveland's baby daughter is unique, this being the first time that a child has been born to a President in the White House. The Queen insists on all her small grandsons wearing Highland dress when they are with her; and even the little girls of the Duke of Connaught wear plaid kilts, Scotch caps, and short jackets when they are under their Royal grandmamma's eye. Cardinal Vaughan will visit Clifton on Friday and will sing the requiem in the pro-cathedral on the occasion of the Month's Mind," or month's anniversary of the death of the late Hon. and Right Rev. Dr. Clifford, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Clifton. In a lecture on" lwmola," at West Bromp- ton, on Saturday, Mrs. Nolan-Slaney, in treat- ing of this character as the highest of George Eliot's creations, said that Romola worked from the barest sense of duty, even when the greatest of human sorrows—loss of faith in human good- ness-fell upon her. An English journalist of the name of Edward Holmes has walked right across the Dominion of Canada. He left Montreal on May 3, and reached Vancouver, British Columbia, on August 28. His undertaking was to cover the whole distance in 201 weeks. He has thus arrived with three weeks and five days to spare. Impressions of his tramp have been appearing in a Canadian paper. t r-
fncome of the Post Office. Since the year 1869 the income and expendi- ture of the Post Office have more than doubled. The estimated income for 1892-3 is £10,603,239, and expenditure £ 7,520,139. During the same period the income of the postal telegraph de- partment has increased three times, whilst the expenditure has increased at twice the rate of the income. The estimate for 1892-3 is I Income, £ 2,528,423; expenditure, £ 2,683,789 jJ*M, £ 155,366*, jJ*M, £ 155,366*, <
ENGLISH COAL WAR. The Outlook is Now r More Hopeful. I BALLOTS OF MINERS. The Press Association Manchester correspon- dent, telegraphing on Monday, says :—The ballot of the men of the Manchester Miners' Association, numbering 4,000, was taken this morning-, and showed that the men were unani- mously opposed to accepting either a reduction or arbitration. The official result of the ballot of the Derby- shire miners on the three points-whether they will agree to 25 per cent. reduction or part thereof, or accept arbitration, or allow the men to resume work who can do so at the old rate -shows an overwhelming negative answer on i every point. Chesterfield Miners. The result of the ballot in the Leigh district was declared on Monday evening, the miners deciding by an overwhelming majority against any reduction, arbitration, or returning to work, where possible, at old rates. The Wigan miners, although the figures have not been officially announced, have, it is stated, almost unani- mously come to the same conclusion. A Chester field telegram reports that the ballot, so far as it is known, is also almost unanimously in favour of continuing the strike. No fresh outrages are reported. Mass Meeting of North Wales Coliiers. A mass meeting of North Wales colliers wa held on Wrexham Racecourse on Monday, when a letter was read from Mr. William Craig, North Wales and North Staffordshire colliery proprietor, in which he said he had always held that the employers made a great mistake in asking for a 25 per cent. reduction. Such a demand was unprecedented in the history of the trade and in his opinion most unreasonable. On the other hand, he thought the men would have done better not to have applied the twentieth rule. Resolutions were passed unanimously pledging Unionists and non-Unionists alike to stand out until there was a general resumption of work; to remain loyal to the Federation of Great Britain, and to maintain the peace. Questions in Parliament. In the House of Commons on Monday, Mr. M'DONALD (G., Towet. Hamlets) asked the Home Secretary how many men of the Metropolitan police had been despatched to Yorkshire; it they had been sent for an indefinite period, and if the Government had resolved to do nothing in respect of the prevailing dispute except to make a display of superior forJe. Did they consider this the whole of their responsi- bility in the matter ? Mr. ASQUITH replied that 250 men bad been sent from the Metropolis to deal with the riots in Yorkshire, and they would be re-called as soon as they could be spared. Under the Police Act local authorities were empowered in case of special emergency to strengthen their own police forces by borrowing from other forces. He thought it the duty of the authorities in districts in a normal condition to comply to the utmost of their ability with requisitions from districts in exceptional straits, and he had, therefore, sanctioned the despatch of the Metro- politan constables. As to the sugges- tion regarding the display of superior force," he could not assent to that as a, descripr tion of measures which were urgently neces- sary for the repression of gross lawlessness. (Hear, hear.) The Government had no power to put an end to these deplorable disputes, but he earnestly hoped that on both sides the counsels of moderation would prevail. (Cheers.) Mr. BARTLEY (C., Islington, N.): I suppose the cost of sending these men to Yorkshire will not fall on the Metropolitan taxpayer ? Mr. ASQUITH Of course they will no*
THE AMERICAN CUP. Valkyrie has Probably been Caught in a Cyclone. A Dalziel's telegram from Boston on Monday says :-No tidings have yet been received of Lord Dunraven's yacht Valkyrie. The steamer Pemblos, from Gibraltar with a cargo of sugar, which arrived this afternoon, reports that on August 27, she passed through a terrible cyclone northward of the Azores. One of her boats was completely smashed, and another stove in. It is thought that the Valkyrie may have been caught by the same cyclone. Vigilant to Represent America. A telegram from New York on Monday says: -The third of the trial races among the yachts from which one will be selected to compete for the America Cup took place to-day. The Vigilant won by seven minutes, the Colonia being second, and the Jubilee third, while the Pilgrim was last. A strong east wind was blow- ing during the race. The course was fifteen miles to windward and back. The Vigilant will be chosen to compete with Lord Dunraven's Valkyrie for the Cup. Lord Dunraven's Departure. The Earl of Dunraven will probably leave Liverpool for New York on the 18th. He will be accompanied by the Marquess of Ormonde, Lord Wolverton, and several other well-known yachting men. Lady Dunraven and the Ladies Raohel and Aileen Wyndham Quin also go to New York to see the match for the America Cup, but will probably leave London by an earlier boat, in order to pay some visits in the States. They will be accompanied by Mr. Charles Kerr (Lady Dunraven's brother). Mr. Smith-Barry and his wife, who is an American, will probably go over about the same time. Lord Dunraven will nominally be the guest of the New York Yacht Club, but will take the oppor- tunity to visit many of his old friends during his stay, which, however, will not be very long, as he has arranged shooting parties at Adare Manor and Dunraven Castle for November. Mr. Ratsey, the well-known sailmaker, has already gone over in order to see that the Valkyrie's sails, are in thorough trim before she sails her first match. The Valkyrie ought to be getting near her desti- nation now, as, judging from steamship reports, she had a good shift of easterly winds. -AI
DISGRACEFUL SCENES. Caused bj Sunday Gamblers at Newport. At Newport Borough Police-court on Monday (before Messrs. J. Moses, H. A. Huzzey, and J. W. Jones) James Holland, a labourer, was charged on remand with violently assaulting a man named Thomas Pritchard.—The case, parti- culars of which have already been published, was for a week owing to the somewhat serious nature of the assault.—Complainant now said he was better, but did not feel right.—Mr. W. L. Moore, who appeared for the defence, contended that defendant was acting in self- defence when he struck the prosecutor. Mr. Moore mentioned that every Sunday the field near Caerleon-road in which the assault was committed was visited by about 40 or 50 men and boys. who went there to gamble. They pulled down hedges, and if the weather was wet they broke into out- houses. Defendant was placed on the field to prevent the trespassing. Complainant was a regular Sunday visitor.—Witnesses were called, who said they saw Pritchard and a vans- of men throwing stones at defendant.—Coun- cillor Morgan, who gave evidence, said on Sunday he cornted several men and 50 boys playing cards on the same field.-The Magis- trates expressed surprise that the police had allowed such disgraceful practices to exist.— Deputy-chief-constable Winmill said constables had been sent to the spot on Sundays, but the men placed watchmen at various points, and directly the policemen were sighted they gave an alarm, and the gamblers escaped.—Defen- dant was fined 20s., or fourteen days' imprison- ment.
Russian Steamer Burned. A Dalziel's telegram from St. Petersburg on Monday says A terrible catastrophe is re- ported to-day from Astrakhan, the steamer named Schirmokscha, which had a large quan- tity of oil on board, having been completely destroyed by fire. She was burned to the water's edge, and fifteen persons, including the captain and his family, who iuniced overboard, weredrownedt u f
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I FIGHTING IN MOROCCO. Sanguinary Battle Between Arabs. A Renter's telegram from Tripoli on Sunday says :—Intelligence has been received from the interior that Iiabah, formerly a slave of Zobeir I Pasha, had taken Uoghainie after a. long siege. The Sultan of Wady had sent 10,000 men, under Germa Bugebin, to dislodge him, bnt Babah's fcrces were well armed with guns of modern pattern. A sanguinary" battle has been fought at Fizzar, thirteen days' march from Tripoli, between the (Juled Busey and Zetan tribes, both sides losing heavily. Great anxiety is felt here by traders regarding the safety. of caravans oa thair waj. to
CHOLERA SCOURGE. — ■» The Cases at Hull and Grimsby. OFFICIAL REPORT. A Press Association telegram on Monday says :—The following official report was issued from the offices of the Local Government Board this evening: The returns from Hull are more satisfactory than they were on Satur^v. On September 9 there were ten, and on Sunday, the 10th, four fresh notifications, including diarrhoea, but there had been no fresh death up to midday on Monday, the 11th, and only four patients remained in the hospital. Great activity is maintained by the health department of the borough. The Grimsby return for September 9 and up to mid- day on September 10 gives two more fatal attacks and 72 notifications, including all forms of diarrhoea. In Cleethorpes eighteen cases remained under treatment, but no fresh notifica- tion of cholera or choleraic diarrhoea had been received to-day up to mid-day. The attack at Penge, Lewisham district, turns out not to have been due to cholera, and much the same may be said, as judged by the laboratory experiments, as regards the case at Gainsborough. A sus- picious death was reported from Retford this morning. Two other alleged attacks are under investigation." Questions in the House. In the House of Commons on Monday, SirW. FOSTER, in reply to Mr. Lees Knowles (C., Salford, West), said the state of affairs in regard to the cholera epidemic was generally satis- factory. At Hull there bad been no more deaths, and only four patients were in the hospital at Grimsby. There had been two additional deaths up to two o'clock on the previous day, but no further outbreak had since been reported. Three cases had been reported from other places, but these had been generally proved to be due to other causes than cholera. A case of choleraic diarrhoea from Boston was exceedingly suspicious. Mr. E. STANHOPE (C., Lincolnshire, Horn- castle) asked for further particulars as to the case at Boston. Sir W. FOSTER replied that the microsco- pical and bacteriological investigations led the authorities to think it was a case of cholera. The Epidemic Abroad. A Dalziel's telegram from Rome on Monday says :-Two fresh cases of cholera are reported to have occurred at Naples, and six cases at Palermo. A Reuter's telegram from Constantinople on Monday says: — According to the official bulletin., fourteen fresh cases of cholera and five deaths have occurred here during the past 24 hours. A Reuter's telegram from Malta on Monday says :—The steamship Amara, from Bussorah, which arrived here to-day, reports that two persons died on board from cholera during the voyage. The vessel is taking in supplies of coals and provisions outside the harbour under strict quarantine rules.
WELSH AGRICULTURE. Major Jones, M.P., Makes a Pertinent Demand. Our London correspondent writes yesterday:— I did not observe in your Parliamentary report to-day the reply of the President of the Board of Trade to a. question asked by the member for the Carmarthen Boroughs. When the vote of the Agricultural Department came up for dis- cussion, the major complained that, whereas JE800 a year was given for agricultural education in the colleges of Leeds, Newcastle, and Bangor, only JE500 a year was given to the college at Aberystwith. He contended that the Aberyst- with College covered within its sphere of educa- tional work the largest area; that, while the counties it served were comparatively poor, they contributed as much as any of the communities associated with the other colleges, and that the teaching staff, both in the college and for extension purposes, was equal to the best in the country. On these grounds he claimed that Aberystwith should be put upon the most favoured college clause foot ing. The President of the Board of Agricul ture, replying to the question, said that he would give the matter favourable consideration. Subsequently in the smoke-room he laid down the propcsition that he desired to encourage rather than establish agricultural education, and said that he was very well satisfied with the work done at Aberyetwith and would do the best he could for it.
WELSH BAPTIST UNION. Programme for the Meetings at Llanelly this Week. The annual meetings of the Welsh Baptist Union will be held at Moriah Chapel, Llanelly, this week, and everything points to most suc- cessful gatherings. Already Baptist ministers and delegates are flocking into the town from all parts of the Principality, and by Wednes- day, when the presidential address will be delivered, it is expected that nearly 400 visitors will have arrived. The proceedings commenced on Monday night, when a temperance meeting was held, the chair being occupied by Mr. David Davies, C.C., of Merthyr. Among the speakers were the Revs. J. Griffiths, Llan- idloes; T. Frimstone, Llangefni; and J. Williams, Cardigan. Appended is the remainder of the official programme:— TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12. At nine c cl. union committee at Moriah. At nine o L.vck, treasury committee at Greenfield. At ten o'clock, Sunday school committee at Green- field. At eleven o'clock, annual meeting of the book society at Moriah. At twelve o'clock, annual meeting of the insurance society at Greenfield. At two o'clock, annual meeting of the provident society in Moriah. At 3.30 o'clock, annual conference of the Union in Moriah. A paper will be read by the Bev. J. A. Morris, Aberystwith, on Christianity in its relation to labour questions." Resolutions will be suggested, officers elected, &c. At seven o'clock, public meeting at Moriah. Chair- man—The Rev. H. C. Williams, Corwen, president of the union. Speakers—The Rev. W. Jones, Tre. harris, on The Bible in the family the Rev. E. Davies, Llangloffan, on The evil influence of the carelessness and lukewarmness of professors of religion, an i the effective way of reform the Rev. O. Waldo James, Blaenclydach, on The importance for Dissenters to guard against the exertion of the clergy of the English Church to entice and proselytise their children." WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13. At 7.30, prayer meeting at Moriah, under the presi- dency of the Rev. W. Davies, Waunarlwydd. At nine o'clock, annual meeting of the temperance society in Greenfield. President, Mr. W. Williams, C.C., Tonypandy. A paper will be read by the Rev. E. K. Jones, Brymbo, on "The Church of Christ and the Drink Traffic." At eleven o'clock, meeting of the union at Moriah. Address by the president, the Rev. H. Cernyw Williams, C.C., Tonypandy. Report of the com- mittee. Paper by Principal T. F. Roberts, M.A., Aberystwith, on The Present State of Education." At 2.30 o'clock, annual meeting of the bu;1 'ling society at Moriah. At six o'clock, new committee of the union, at Moriah. At six o'clock, new committee of the treasury, at Greenfield. At seven o'clock, at Moriah, missionary meeting. Chairman: The Rev. W. Hughes, Bethel. Speakers: The Rev. T. T. Hughes, Mountain Ash, on The Adaptation of the Principles of the Welsh Baptist Churches to the Pagan World"; the Rev. R. I Richards, Bristol (in English) and the Rev., T. V. Evans, Clydach, on "The Claims of the Home Mis- sions on the Churches, and their Duty to Raise Reli- gious Causes in New Places." THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14. Preaching services will be held during the day, when the Revs. D. Davies (Llandudno), J. R. Jones (Pontypridd), and others will preach. > 'tV
A watchman named David Dorgaville, em- ployed under the Great Western* Railway Company at their level crossing at Melincrythan was found dead in his cabin on Monday, iBflauag^aa^gpostord i
WELSH ATHLETE Discusses Matters of Interest to Local Sports. Satr.r iy was, a.nd I daresay will be, a re- markable day in the annals of football at Morriston. A really splendid ground was being re-opened, and for the first time such sterling players as Conway Recs, Harry Recs, a.nd Jack Davies appeared in the ranis of the tin-plat.TS. Such a L¡,J the club is not likely to have agiin for many a long- day. The ground itself is-what the old field cerf?.iniy T.s.s not-well drained and per- fectly dry. The turf has been re-laid and im- proved, tho sides well banked to suit the spectators, and the grand stand painted and altered. Tho committee and the secretary of so young a club as Morriston are indeed entitled to great praise for their energy in carrying into effect such immense alterations during the course of the summer mouths. The day was an ideal day for football, and this, together v. ith the facts beioro mentioned had drawn a large concord of spectators to the- ground. Mr. Walter Bees had brought down a team which was quite representative of Neath, and the game which ensued was fast and excit ing, and a fitting exhibition for the opening of the ground. On Mr. Rees' side the full back, Joe Davies, gave one of the best displays ever seen on the ground, and time and again came to the rescue of his side with perfect cool- ness and resource. The three-quarters did no t shine in offensive play, but their tackling was very keen, Forbes and Reynolds being perhaps the best. Wat Thomas at half skii ted the the serums in his usual style, and Trick, in his new position, was well to the front. But both were prone to be too much on the wrong side of the scrum. The forwards, though not a par- ticularly heavy, play very well together, and on the day's play had the best of the opposing eight, packing better in the scrums, and being faster on the ball. Howell, Jones, Hutchinson, ai.d H. Evans were well ahead of the others. Grif Lewis displayed great ability in tearing jerseys. On the Morriston side Harry Rcss was very safe at full back, and his kicking and tackling were well up to the mark. He, however, did not have as much work to do as the opposing custodian. The three-quarters, one and all, played magnificently, and as a quartette could not be improved upon. Conway Rees and Jack Davies played together as if they had been .lub mates for years. while the wings—Thomas and White-were not a jot behind them, and performed their work in capital style. The pity of it was that the ball was not given out to the three-quarters often enough to suit the spectators, who were, how ever, delighted with the brilliant bouts of pass-- ing and running which they did bring off. The halves-Ross Thomas and Gray—were ham- pered by a beaten pack, and the off-side toctics of the opposing cpuple. Gray seemed a bit off colour, while Thomas wa.s included to keep the ball too long. The forwards were far too light to sope with the Neath pack, and if the Morriston Club want to avail themselves of their splendid three- quarters more weigttt must ue thrown into the scrum. It was rumoured on the field, however, that Mainwaring and another heavy and well- tried forward intend turning out at the next match. The captain, R. G. Edwards, Torn Roberts, Gale, and Fisher played well and strove hard to stem the tide, but they were not well backed up. Considering the repeated changes made last season-forty or fifty players at least having been trotted out at one time or another-it was hardly expected that with the same, or, perhaps, a little inferior, material the Swansea team would take the ground with much confidence this season. They began on Saturday with a soft thing, rendered soster, as it happened, by the absence os several good men amongst their opponents from Swansea Valley. Jack Davies and Grey were doubtless much missed by Pon tardawe, and they had other defaulters to grieve* over. I As for Swansea, the three-quarter line was by no means intact, and one unknown man, Wil- liams, from the Second Fifteen, was stuck instead of Thorogood. The team expected to have Roberts, a very good man, to play with them, but it appears that he is placed under a ban by people who have little real patriotism about them, and he could not do as he liked on Saturday. Two new men were tried forward, Jackson and Johns. They belonged, as far as I remem- ber, to the Third Glamorgan team last season and I fancy they have the makings of really useful men about them. They are of good build, and for their build are as aetive as we lice to see forwards. The game on Saturday hardly requires lengthened description. The Swansea team were a lot better than Pontardawe, but they played a bit wild, and against a very nimble team they found they had not much wind to spare in the second half. The first decent bit of passing resulted in Coke getting the first try of the seasn. He skipped over cleverly enough, and will do well this season if he looks out for his chances. Bancroft, dropped a goal and Williams got a try, so that at half-time the all whites had a respectable lead. In the second half, however, they quite failed to take it out of Pontardawe, whose halves, Bowen and Davies, handed and dribbled the ball well. In this half it was only very hard work that enabled Swansea to add a single try to the score. The game was by no means brilliant, and the Swansea team will take a lot of gruelling to fit them for the big fixture list before them. The Bristol Football Club have just held their annual trial match which marks the opening of the season' It took place on Durdliam Down, and the proceedings attracted many spectators. Very evenly balanced were the both sides-the captains were Messrs. W. Thomson and Wager-- and the result was a win for the former's team by two goals, two tries, to one dropped goal. The most prominent feature of the match was the excellent form shown by Chard, & young player from the Cheddar Valley Club He has all the making of a first-rate three quarter back, and he will undoubtedly prove a useful acquisition to the City Club. He will have an early opportunity of showing his worth again in a good match in fact, it is probable that a place will be found for him in the Bristol team which on Saturday next visits Neath. The new ground of the Ferndale Football Club was formally opened on Saturday, when their more successful neighbours at Penygraig- journeyed across the mountain to assist in making the ceremony a success. Ferndalians, as might be expected. gave the Penygraig men a grand reception, and impartially distributed their cheers as the match progressed. The home team had a strong side, which in- cluded Green (late of Penygraig), Steve Sullivan, Harry Williams (Pontypridd), the two Langleys (of Kendal). Williams and the Lang- leys played a rattling game. Williams and Sullivan at half laid themselves out to stop the passing of the visitors, and that spoiled a good game. Tom Prosper scored for Penygraig, for whom Evan Jones, J. Davies, Thomas, and the Moyles were very prominent in the forwards. Reynolds, H. Thomas, Emlyn Lewis, and
SPORTING CHAT. Gossipy Paragraphs of the Turf and Field. The Middleliam division are very sweet on Red Ensign and Golden Drop for the Cesare- witch. Lord Rosslyn states that the report that his well-known racehorse Buccaneer was sold under legal impulsion, without reserve," at the blood stock sales at Doncaster, is incor- rect. Should Baron Hirsch decide not to run La Fleche against Isinglass in the Landashire Plate the mare will in all likelihood be prepared for the Cesarewitch. John Doyle, who accomplished such a smart performance on Burnaby last year, will, it is said, have the mount on Castleblaney in the Cesarewitoh. A big professional backer made the big bet of 10,000 to 5,000 that Prisoner beat both Self Sacrifice and Brandy wherever that pair finish. Ragimunde has not shaken off the effects of the hard ground at Ascot. Nor is Madame d'Albany in a much better state, although quoted at Doncaster from day to day. The first move on next year's race for the Blue Riband was made on Saturday, when, after 1,000 to 150, bar one, had been offered, fou "nfties" were accepted about Ladas. di
TO-DAY'S FINALS. Hurst Park. My selections for to-day are as follows :— 2. O.-Spa. Welter—EMIN. 2.30.-Arden AU-aged-MRs. QUILP. 3. O.-Emscote Plate-MOONLIGHTER ll. 3.30. —Kenil wort I i Plate— 4. O.-charlecote Plate-POLYGLOT. 4.30.-Kineton Plate-MAY BLOSSOM. 5. 0.—Leamington Handicap—TRILLION or ELLERTON. DOUBLE EVENT— MOONLIGHTER II. AND POLYGLOT. VENATOR.
TENBY RACES—TO-DAY. ORDER OF RUNNING.—Local Selling Hurdle Race, .45; Visitors' Plate, 2.30 Open Backing- Race, 3.15 Maiden Hurdle Race, 4.0; M&tcii, 4.55 (between Mr H. r. Gregory's Remus, 4yrs, and B. W. Lewis's Romulus, iyrs, for je25).
Warwick Meeting. TO-DAY'S RACING. ORDER OF' RUNNING.—Spa Welter, 2.0; Arden Ill-aged Plate, 2.30; Emscote Plate, 3.0; Kenil- tforth Maiden Plate, 3.30; Charlecote Plate, 4.0; iineton Plate, 4.30; Leamington Handicap, 5.0. ENTRIES. Arden All-aged Plate-Glendower, 2yrs; Tantalizer, iyrs; Trencher, 4yrs; Miss Halle, 4yrs; Suspense gelding, 4yrs Mrs. Quilp, 3yrs Peril I a, 5yrs Daft )ue, aged; and Pierrepont, aged. Emscote Two-year-old Plate-October, Dracena illy, Foxy, Pippin, Bonnehoolie, Rod in Pickle, Stour- IOrt, Terrulba, Whittlebury, and Moonlighter EL SCRATCHINGS. All Warwick engagements—Spindle Leg and Thor- leyeroft.
Additional Arrivals This Morning, Ayr, Arram, Konaelioolie, Cuckoo, Drift 0:J, n. iena filly, Emin, Fox, Foxy, Gambol, Glendower, }rasp, Highland Buck, Intelligent filly, Laing, Lord ffunden, Macuncas, May Blossom, Miss Halle, Miss ,ilian, Mrs. Quilp, Moonlighter II, October, Oof, 'erilla, Philology, Pippin, Pierrepont, Platoon, 'olyglot, Rod m Pickle, Smart, Stourport, Suspense elding, Tantalizer, Tarantelle, Terrulba, Trencher, Vhittlebury, The Mute, Toy, Hope, Miss Lilian, Scotchman, The Barber, Remembrance II, Philology, ntelligent filly, Rustic Gem, May Blossom, Cuckoo, 'udor, and Good Boy.
Yesterday's London Betting. CESAREWITCH STAKES. (Run Wednesday, October 11. Distance, two mile 240 yards. 11 to 2 agst Prisoner, 3yrs, 6st IlIb, t 14 to 1 — Brandy, 4yrs, 6st lllb, t 14 to 1 — Self Sacrifice, 3yrs, 7st 51b, t & o 16 to 1 — Newcourt, 5yrs, 7st 121b, t 20 to 1 — Madame d'Albany, 6yrs, 7st 91b, t 20 to 1 — Golden Drop, 4yrs, 7st 31b, t 20 to 1 — Red Ensign, 3yrs, 7st 31b, t 22 to 1 — Castleblaney, 4ys, 7st 41b, t 25 to 1 — Callistrate, 3yrs, 8st 21b. t 25 to 1 — Athel, 4yrs, 7st 8Tb, t i 25 to 1 Aborigine, 3yrs, 6st 41b, t 25 to 1 — Senaputty, 3yrs, 6st 101b, t 25 to 1 — Red Eyes, 4yrs, 7st 101b, t 1 33 to 1 — Pilot, 4yrs, 8st, t I 33 to 1 Hanover Jack, 4yrs, 6st 21b, t ] 40 to 1 — May Duke, 4yrs, 8st 101b, t 40 to 1 — Nobleman, 3yrs, 7st lib, t ] 40 to 1 — Son of a Gun, 3yrs, 7st 51b, t 40 to 1 — Victorin, 5yrs, 7st 81b, t 1 40 to 1 — Theobald, 3yrs, 6st lib, t 50 to 1 — King Charles, 4yrs, 7st 21b, t < 50 to 1 — Consie, 3yrs, 6st, t ( 66 to 1 — Kilsallaghan, 3yrs, 6st 71b, t 66 to 1 Luminous, 3yis, 6st, t CAMBRIDGESHIRE STAKES. (Run Wednesday, October 25. Distance one mile and a distance.) 14 to 1 agst La Fleche, 4yrs, 9st 71b, t 16 to 1 — Isinglass, 3yrs, 9st, t 20 to 1 — Haut Brion, 3yrs, 7st, t 20 to 1 — Llanthony, 4yrs. 7st 131b, t 25 to 1 — May Duke, 4yrs, 8st 71b, t 33 to 1 — The Smew, 4yrs, 7st 21b, t 33 to 1 — Seraphine II, 5yrs, 8st 41b, t 33 to 1 — Molly Morgan, 4yrs, 6st 51b, t 66 to 1 — BrocateUe, 4yrs, 7st 131b, t 1 66 to 1 Queen of Navarre, 3yrs, 7st 21b, t
_( Official Scratchings. The Sportsman has been officially informed by the Messrs. Weatherby of the following scratchings :— Great Yarmouth Welter Handicap-Ordinance. Yarmouth Handicaps-Glenloch. All handicaps at Kempton Park where weights have appeared-Harpstring and Laurel Leaf. > Members' Plate, Warwick—Merry Scot. All handicaps at Warwick—Lady Bob. ] Regulation Plate, Kempton Park-Colt by Bend Or-Yashmak. Beaudesert Welter, Licbiield-Merry Scot. All handicaps where weights have appeared at ] Lichfield and Manchester-Lady Bob. J All handicaps where weights have appeared—St. ] Cyr and Watch Tower. 1 All engagements under National Hunt Rules- Royal Star. All engagements—Froggy, and yearling colt by Prism—Btrathbrock.
IMPORTANT TO BACKERS OF HORSES. Mr. ALFRED CROOK, Turf Commission Agent, Ostende. The advantage in sending to Mr. Crook is you may rely on receiving full market prices. Letters posted by night mail arrive following day, and are replied to by Return.—Address: ALFRED CROOK, Ostend Postage, 2Jd. Cesarewitch, and Cambridgeshire. All other events throughout the year. DOUBLE EVENTS AND STARTING PRICES. JUKS AND FLOOx.—SoIe,Bepresentattve, J. Mat- thews, Cardiff. T
_I FOOTBALL. BOROUGH Football Club want Fixtures witL Junior Teams, average age 16.—F. V. Sqnire, 38, Harold-street, Cardiff. E119al3 JERSEYS, Knickers, Footballs, Shin and Ear Guards, &c.—New designs; special quotations for clubs; sole agent for Gradidye's celebrated Foot- balls.-E. Roberts, 30, Duke-street, Cardiff. E2985 -.I
DISTRICT NEWS. CARDIFF. TOOLS .TOOLS !!—For all kinds of Carpen ters', Masons', and Smiths' Tools, warranted by best English makers and cheapest in Wales, go to John Williams. Ironmonger, 289, Bute-street, Cardiff. PENARTH FOR Brushes, Baths. Mats, Cutlery Sauce pans, Kettles, Fenders, Fireirons, Fire Brasses, Lamp Mill Puff, Furnishing Ironmongery, &c., be3t value n ohn Williams, 289, Bute-street, Cardiff.
Shocking Cruelty. At Gloucester on Monday Ellen Holford was charg-ed with cruelty to her niece, an orphan aged twelve, who alleged that the defendant dragged her round the kitchen by the hair, beat her with a stick, and bit her wrist. Defendant ulao slashed her with a knife on the nose and arm, and, after allowing blood to run into a. bath, applied cobwebs to the wounds. She was fii- I PH and costs, or a month's imprisonment.
A Big Trout. A trout weighing 131b. 4oz., 2ft. 6in. in length, and 1ft. 6in. in girth was recently found dead in preserved water by Mr. C. L. F. Edwards at Iwood, Congresbury. It -be tke t"~°* nilmn firin rnrrTm ■
I DEPARTURE OF TOMMY ATKINS. "Good-bye, Miss Wales. I am sorry to leave you. I have had a jolly time of it." Grood-bye, Mr. Atkins, and tlia,ik you very much for your timely assistance. In- deed, if it hadn't been for your orosence, many good lives would have been lost."
THE LATE STRIKE. All the Association Collieries are nowat Work. Mr. W. Gascoyne Dalziel, the secretary 10 the Monmouthshire and South Wales Coa.1 owners' Association, stated to a. Western Mail reporter on Monday that the men at all the asso- ciated collieries had now returned to work. It is probable tint iu a few day* the oa'i.i>ui'.vl3 be up to the average amount. South Wales Colliery Workmen. A meeting of the executive committee of the Monmouthshire and South Wales colliery work- men took place at the Bute Arms, Aberdare, on Monday, under the presidency of Mr. W. Abraham ("Mabon"), M.P. The vice-chair was occupied by Mr. David Morgan, the local agent, and the delegates included Mr. Thomas Richards (secretary), Messrs. Alfred Onions, Abercarn; W. Evans, Eliondda; Evan Jones, Mountain Ash; W. Archibald Galloway, Rhondda; Philip George and David Parker, Aberdare; W. D. Owen, Tylorstown; and Lewis Miles, Caerphilly. A long discussion book place as to the need of appointing a general organiser for South Wales and Monmouthshire, in order to form a new organisation according to the decision of the delegate meeting ap- pointed under the new rules. It was ultimately resolved that at present the delegates were not in a position to suggest the name of any person suitable, to fill the appointment, but that the services of the members of the council be placed it the disposal of the miners of South Wales and Monmouthshire with the view of forming a com- mittees at each colliery and holding general meeting where necessary. The various colliery committees were also urgently invited to com- municate with Mr. Thomas Richards, miners' tgent, Ebbw Vale, where and when the services )f such members would be advantageous, in )rder to carry the resolution into effect.
THE BRITISH MUSEUM. Additions of Special Interest to Walt have Recently been Added.: e Amongst recent additions to the treasures of the British Museum (including the natural his- tory section) we notice several items of more )r less local interest. There are, for example, "Correspondence of Thomas Osborne, Earl of Dauby, with Sir Leoline Jenkins, Ambassador it the Nimeguen Conference, with a letter from Danby to the Duke of Lauderdale, 1677-78" 'Extent, in Latin, of the possessions of the Bishop of St. David's, as revised in 1516, after in extent taken in lo26, by order of Edward Vaughan, then bishop" (vellum) unfinished proofs of the illustrations to "The Anniversary, M Poetry and Prose for 1829," presented by Mr. J. Deffett Francis invertebrata, A speci- men of Conularia Homfrayi, Salter, Llandeilo Bocks, South Wales," presented by Mr. J. B. Morgan; One Sphenopteris subgeniculata, two Rhacopteris inaequilatera, and one Adiantites antiquus, from the Carboniferous Adiantites antiquus, from the Carboniferous Limestone, Rhyl, North Wales," with" six fossil ferns from the same," presented by Mr. E. B. Luxmore, F.G.S. specimens of celestite from Barry, calamine from Flint, and kaolin from Blaenau Ffestiniog.
INQUIRY WILL BE MADE. An Old Woman Dies Mysteriously at Briton Ferry. On Sunday last a woman named Mary Ann Jenkins, the wife of David Jenkins, of 70. Kegent-street, Briton Ferry, died under some- what mysterious circumstances. It is alleged bhat deceased was engaged in a quarrel on the 29th ult., when blows were exchanged, with the result that she became ill. Dr. E. V. Peg'ge attended her until she expired on Sunday. Dr. Pegge, it is stated, has declined to grant a cer- tificate of death. Consequently, an inquest will be held.
Storming of Witu. A Parliamentary paper issued on Monday contains a number of dispatches referring to Witu. Mr. Rennell Rodd, in a. dispatch dated August 12, gives an account of the capture of Witu and the hoisting of the British flag. The stronghold of Fugo Omari was, he says, taken in a rush by a landing party from the Blanche, Swallow, and Sparrow, with Nubians and Zan- zibaris. the operations being conducted by Cap- tain Lxri lley. The stockade having beer, blown up, the rebels retreated into the forest, carrying their dead and wounded. Stoker Cook, of the Swallow, and one Zanzibar! were killed. Lieu- tenant FitzMaurice was slightly wounded, and Sub-lieutenant Gervis somewhat severely, Seven of the naval brigade v. ere also wounded. but all are doing «ell. Town and crops were destroyed.
Earthquake Shocks in Austria. A Reuter's telegram from Vienna on Monday says :-According to intelligence received here two shocks of earthquake, lasting eighteen seconds, occurred at .Tassy at 5.40 yesterday. There was a perceptible undulation of the earth, accompanied by subterranean rumblings. The inhabitants were panic-stricken, and, rushing from their houses, sought refuge in open places. A disturbance was also felt at Bucharest at six- lo?cjggk thismerim"
EMIN PASHA. Confirmation of the Report that the Travellor Has Been Murdered. Mr. F. C. Smith, of the Church Missionary Society, in a letter to the Times says :—" It may be interesting to say that when passing down from Uganda last October we heard particulars of Emin Pasha's death, which coincide entirely with what Mr. Swann has reported. We believed it then and there to be true, but waited Lor more trustworthy information." A Central News telegram from Brussels on Monday evening says: — A letter has been received here from a Belgian officer in charge of the Nyangwee Station of the Congo Free States n which details are given which fully confirm the murder of Emin Pasha. He appears to have been making his way towards the west of the Congo country. It is not stated whether any quarrel arose between Emin and the Arabs, but it is made clear that he was within four days' march of Stanley Falls, and had with him about twenty tons of ivory. This latter fact is regarded as more probably than anything els affording an explanation of his murder.
WISHED SHE WERE DEAD. The Sad Suicide of a Woman at Newport. The inquest concerning the death of Ellen Drayton, aged 43. single woman, living in WilHam-street, Newport, whose body was dis- covered on the seashore near Peterston on Saturday evening, was held by Mr. Moore at the Town-hall, Newport, on Monday evening.— Joseph Frederick Watson, Customs' officer, of 13, Daniel-street, said on Saturday evening, about a Quarter to six, he was walking along the coast towards Peterston, when he saw an umbrella lying on the shore. Underneath it was a note, which apparently pointed to suicide. He looked around, and about twenty yards away he saw the body of a woman floating in the water. He dragged it ashore, called assistance, and gave information to the police. (A copy of the letter referred to was published in Monday's Western Mail.) There were some blue marks on the face.—Police-constable Jones, who proceeded to the spot, said the deceased was respectably dressed. She was wearing a brooch and ear-rings, and had 2s. in her pockets and a pair of gloves.—Martha Williams, 62, William-street, said she had known deceased for 22 years. Since July the deceased had been living with her, free of cost. She had been in service for some time and had saved a con- siderable amount of money, over jE50 being found in her possession after her death. The deceased had been in service at Taff House. Cardiff, and seemed to regret leaving there very much. She had frequently said she wished she was dead, but had not threatened to commit suicide. She had a brother living at Maesycwmmer. Deceased had been in Bridgend Asylum from November, 1892, to May, 1893. When she came out she seemed fairly well, but worried a lot, and would fre- quently talk about suicides. Witness received a letter from deceased on Sunday morning, in which she said witness was to have half her money and anything else she liked, and wit- ness's niece was to have her gold brooch.- Henry Drayton, platelayer, Ystrad Mynach, Maesycwmmer, brother to the deceased, said he had seen his sister frequently of late. She had been suffering from nervous debility and hys- teria, and had been treated for this at Bridg- end Asylum. She had been in service at Taff House for fifLdl years, and was thinking of opening a small business. He received a letter from deceased that morning. In the course of it deceased stated that if anything should hap- pen to her she particularly wished that half of whatever she had left should go to Mrs. Williams, who bad been very kind towards her, and the other half to himself .—The jury returned verdict of Suicide whilst of unsound mind.
Promotion for a Welshman. Mr. Walter Llewellyn Lewis, M.A., formerly of the South Wales Circuit, and for the last nine years chief magistrate and acting judge in Trinidad, has just been raised to the bench as second puisne judge of the Supreme Court. The Marquess of Ripon, within the last few days, intimated to Mr. Lewis his selection for this important post. He will enter on his duties early in December. Mr. Lewis is now on a short visit to his father at Glan-y-Môr, Penally, in company with his wife and his brother, Mr. Penry Lewis, of the Ceylon Civil Service.
Arrested in America. A Dalziel's telegram from New York on Mon- day says :—The police here, acting on informa- tion received from Inspector Shore, of Dewsbury, Yorkshire, arrested tc-day a man named Thompson from Monte Video, who is vanted in England for the embezzlement of several thou- sand pounds from a bank, of which he was paying teller.
Proposed Strike of Belgian Miners A telegram from Lens on Monday says :—The Secretary-general of the Belgian Miners' Fede- ration, who attended the congress of miners of the Pas de Calais district held here yesterday, has expressed his determination to convene a meet- ing of the committee of the Belgian National Federation immediately, so that the proposed strike of Belgian miners may commence on LXgndaj next.
CLEVERLY CAUGHT. A Cardiffianand HisWif( Arrested in London. FRAUD FRUSTRATED. A cleverly planned scheme to obtain X60 by fraud has, owing to the sagacity of City- detective James Ferguson, Bridewell Division, been completely frustrated. It appears thai Charles Stone, a native of Bideford, Nortk Devon, took a situation at a Fleet-street eating- house, and shortly afterwards Miss" Florence City, a native of Honiton, came as waitress. Both being Devonians, an intimacy sprung up, and Stone confided to her that he was the reci- pient of a legacy of £100, and that he expected a ^cheque for 25s. for a quarter's interest. Miss" City at once set about to intercept the cheque, and, being successful, endorsed and cashed it, at the same time sending a telegram to Stone's brother, a draper at Bideford Cheque received." Next day another telegram was sent to the brother, "Came home late; turned out. Send X50 at once," the address being at a news agency in the Strand. Instead of sending the money the brother communicated with the employer in Fleet-street, who at once put the matter in the hands of Detective Fergu- son, who sent a dummy letter to the Strand address, and next morning a boy called for and obtained the letter, which he handed to Miss" City, and a man, who afterwards turned out to be her husband, Thomas Vincent City, a native of Cardiff. Theywere promptly arrested. On goin^ to their lodgings at Pimlico Ferguson found all their boxes so packed and labelled passen. gers to America, the name of the ship alone being wanting. Further inquiries proved that tl»^9 man had served in the Army, and althougJl^H describing himself as a clerk, it was found thal^H though very well dressed, he had done no worlcH for two yeers, but had lived on the drudging of' his wife. Much sympathy was expressed by the, presiding magistrate (Sir J. W. Ellis) at tha j Mansion House for the unfortunate wife, an<(' | the charge of forgery being withdrawn. Orf Thursday each was sentenced to a month wit| V, hard labour. ,j i
ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY \4 Will Bring Some Well-known ArbStat to Cardiff this Season. Yes," -aid !I& k, 'iiorgran te oua off TT wprs- aenta.tives on Monday evening, "we hopeou* thirteenth season will be as succexisful as, if not more so than, any previous one." I "What are the concerts arranged?" aekecf the reporter. i We have arranged three-the first on Novem- ber 29, the second on January 31, and the third on March 28 and the engagements rather excel those of any past year." Are you bringing down any artistes new to Cardiff?" Yes. Miss Esther Palliser, who will be remembered as the original Lady Rowena in Ivanhoe,' and Miss Evangeline Florence, a i brilliant soprano with a phenomenally high register, extending to A in alto. Then there are old favourites, including Madame Belle Cole, Miss Clara Butt, Signer Foli, and Mr. Sant ley." J '• As to instrumentalists?" Mons. Elkan Kosman has been engaged as solo violin, Mr. E. H. Lemai, solo organist, and Mr. Charles Draper as solo clarionet." j How are the subscriptions looking up P" '] Well, we hope none of the old subscriber)) will desert us, and that new names will be added to the list."
THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT. Radical Change of Attitude on the Question of His Appoinment The apprehension that the Government may be defeated on the question of the Duke of Connaught's appointment has (says the Stan- dard) led to a change of attitude on the part of some of the Radicals. They will probably be satisfied with entering a protest against the appointment, without going the length of vot- ing against the Government, but a great deal will depend on the tone of the expected state- ment from the Treasury Bench, especially as regards the future of the office of Commafl6eSe in-Chief.
THE GREEN-EYED MONSTER. A Langford Crime Must be Laid to Hit Credit. At Langford on Monday a farmer namei O'Reilly was committed for trial on a charge a murdering a young man named Higgins. Th< latter was employed by O'Reilly, and both wert paying attentions to a young woman also em- ployed on the farm. After returning from a fair on the 25th of August O'Reilly shot Higgins fatally with a revolver. Both mea were under the influence of drink when the crime was com- mitted.
PRACTICAL APPRECIATE The Father of a Fever Patient at Cardiff Sets a Noble Example. -4. A meeting of the health and property com- mittee of the Cardiff Corporation was held thia morning in the Council-chamber, when there were present :—Alderman Jacobs (chairman), Councillors Munn, Crossman, Short, Moigan Morgan, S. A. Brain, and W. Lewis, Dr. Walford (medical officer of health), Mr. Lloyd (deputy town-clerk), and Mr. Harpur (borough engineer).—Dr. Walford laid before the committee a letter he had received from a gontleman whose son had been under treatment for scarlet fever at the Cardiff Sanitorium. The letter expressed thanks at the treatment re. ceived, and the writer showed practical appreciation of the same by enclosing a chequo for ten guineas. — The Chain man thought the noble example set by a gentle< mai; in this position should be made known, (Hear, hear.) He suggested that the ton guinoaf be handed to Dr. Walford, and the motion of the institution for the purchase from time U time of books and toys for distribution amOD4 patients.
Australian Federation. A Renter's telegram from Melbourne on Moat day says :—A public meeting as held in Mel bourne Town-hall this evening with the object of furthering the Austrian federation move- ment. Be solutions in support of the cause were' carried with much enthusiasm.
A Renter's telegram from Paris on Monday says :—The Temls remarks that in case of necessity there ar6 su31eieni troops >at presenl at Saigon for the ^.tn pa/fcA to Siam of an expedt i^saarr tossed 4"