ON THE BALL. "Welsh Athlete" Reckons Up Saturday's Play. SOME LIVELY PARS. If one is to judge by the interest taken in Saturday's practice match, the Cardiff Club are likely to experience an eminently satis- factory financial season during 1893-4. There could noii have been less than from four to five thousand people on the Park, and the sec- retary of the Cardiff Club informs me that, besides the money taken at the gates, every available ticket had been snapped up before noon on Saturday. "Nothing." it is said, succeeda like success," and the early in- terest evinced in the doings of the "blue ad blacks can only be put down to thtir run of successes last year. Only eight of last year's team turned out on Saturday, D. W. Evam, N. Big-gos, Elliott. fitaigerald. Hill, Cope, Burke, and Craves being absent; but, still, there was sufficient proof afforded by the play that the fifteen likely to represent the Cardiff Club in their approaching campaign will uphold the best and worthiest traditions of the team. Taking the Probables, for example, Gus Lewis, the two Davieses, and Guinea were in every bit as good form as last year; they have the advantage of 3till being young and lusty, added to which the season past has enabled them to obtain plenty of cleverness and resource. Dobson and Smith were the new additions to their ranks, and I have very little hesitation in prophesying that both men will find a place in the forward rank of the team proper. Both are hard workers, and possess their share of cleverness. Smith was the most conspicuous on Saturday, showing marked, cleverness in his foot-work in the open; but in the scrum and at the line-out there is little to choose between them. Practically, this pa.ir are all that will be required to make up the pack, which during Cope's absence may be composed as foUows —Hill, Lewis, W. Davies, R. Davies, Guinea, Cravos, Smith, and Dobson. e.. With N. Biggs, Pearson, and Elliott all available. the question arises who will make the fourth man in the quartette. Fitzgerald, I am led to understand, will not be available. Turning to Saturday's players, I should select C. Williams and Gwyn Nicholls as the only likely pair the committee have to choose from. The last-mentioned did fairly well, but was a bit wild. Williams, however, played a sound, clever game. He was a bit selfish at times, and hardly turned his passes over in the most approved style. But these are faults that can easily be cured by practice. lie is a bit light, perhaps, but, still, I noticed that did not detract from his defence, and in his attack he showed considerable trickiness and resource. Taken all round, I am inclined to the opinion that he is the best man available, and is certainly worth giving a trial in the next two matches. At half, there is, of course, no necessity to look beyond Sweet-Escott and S. Biggs. The pair played together magnificently on Saturday, their combination being equal to anything witnessed in Wales last year. Francis was easily best of the opposing pair, and should secure his place in the second string, although he has no pretensions to first-class honours. e.. In the back division, Smithsen improved on his previous Saturday's display, but at present I cannot think he is up to the standard required. He is pretty safe in stopping a rush, but generally goes down with the ball in his possession, and once or twice he lost it close on his line. Hughes kicked as smartly as in the olden days, but was weak in tackling, although, to give him his due, he was so indisposed that he ought not to have gone on the field. Between the pair, Smithson wa,s the best on Saturday's play, but I should like to see E. P. Biggs given another trial as custodian. We have proof of his kicking and collaring abilities, the only point in doubt being as to his fielding. Before concluding, I should like to give my idea of a team which is as follows:—Back, E. P. Biggs; three-quarters, T. W. Pearson, J. Elliott, C. Williams, and N. Biggs; halves. R. B. Sweet-Escott and S. Biggs; forwards, A. Lewis, A. F. Hill, R. Davies, W. Davies, R. Guinea, Smith, Cravos. and Dobson. e Concerning the Coventry-Newport match, played on the Usksiders' ground, I regret that I cannot write anything very "high- falutin'" of the display of our neighbours just over the border. As a. start, it was creditable that they got through comfortably with a win, but there was a transparent falling-off in the dash and go, the machine- like passing, and the all-round skill which they treated the football world to in the two previous seasons. One can hope and believe that they will come on and resume their former style as the winter advances. # They certainly want back in the ranks, writer my corespondent, some of the stagers who were mere spectators on Saturday. Graham, Hannen, and Percy Phillips were amongst those standing idly by. The old skipper, I hear. is pretty well fixed in his decision, not to plav again, but Hannen will, it is hoped, soon bustle about in the pack once more. He was asked, coming away from the match, when be was going to resume, and the laconic reply came, "Shortly." It's Percy Phillips, however, who is the most missed of all. Mat Hannen comes off occasionally as a substitute, but he is far from being up to Percy's stan- dard, nnd for the sake of the team the New- port Chevalier ought to resume his partnership with Parfitt. e.- The ranks of the three-quarters on Saturday wwre denuded, not only of Bert Gould. who in browninir in the West Indies, but also of Cooper, who was sprinting at an athletic meeting at Bolton. Charlie Thomas and James (of Abergavenny) were fairly efficient substitutes for a match a trffle below the first order, .Tamgs showing some promise of better things to come. He might possibly be utilised in the centre with Arthur Gould, and then with Dauncey and Cooper on the wings the quartette would be strong agsfin. 0 The new skipper was nearly as smart as usual. His coolness and all-round smartness were as conspicuous as ever, although he showed at times a slight falling off in pace— at any rate, judged by the manner in which Frith, the Coventry wing man, a few times brought him down. The combined, systematic passing which used to be so distinguishing a feature of the Newport rear division was hardly so strong as of yore, but in that, as .in other matters, there is time as well as room for improvement. The two packs of forwards were fairly well- balanced, Boucher and Pook, on the Newport side, and A. C. Hill and .Murphy, 01/ behalf of Coventry, being the pick. The Midlanders for the most part stuck to the old arrange- for the most part stuck to the old arrange- ment of nine forwards and three three-quar- ters, but occasionally for defensive purposes sent out Carpenter as a fourth three-quarter. Individually, there were many clever bits of play amongst the visitors, but the lack of good combination and inability to make the most of opportunities in the open spoilt their scoring chances. Frith at three-quarter and I Slater, who stood out deep at half, to take passes from Rice (which seldom came), were the most conspicuous of the Coventry con- tingent. My Swansea correspondent" writesTha Cardiff Harlequins had, I am afraid, little to congratulate themselves upon in the team they trotted out on Saturday. They met a team which has been peculiarly unfortunate in regard to getting a representation together, and they played against only thirteen of this represen- tation for most part of the game, yet they failed to score, and were never near snoring, a [point. The 'Quins team, whilst seemingly as smart on their feet as ever, are evidently not the team of last season—at any rate up to the pre- sent. The loss of Wilding- is undoubtedly a big one for them, but beyond that, it was evident the fifteen had not practised much together. True, this was their first match, and this, perhaps, accounted for the absence of precision and want Qf effect in nearly every- thing they attempted." #* As regards Swansea, they certainly made a slightly better show than they have done so far. A friend of mine who saw them play against Oldham tells me their display there was wretched, and he has never known a worse team doing battle for the honour of the all- whites than this season's." On Saturday they certainly brightened up a little, but were it not for the old facility for" drop-goal-getting which is shown by individual members of the rear contingent Swansea would not have had so much to boast about on Saturday in crossing the Harlequins' line only once. I must treat at once of the most serious feature of the game. Swansea is under a cloud, and misfortunes seemed to crowd themselves upon her on Saturday. Her best forward was laid out, and, according' to present reports, will have to be in retirement for at least six weeks. Williams, another of the "picked ones" in the team, had a. broken nose, and had also to retire early in Saturday's game. When one comes to think of it, Swansea's show must have been rather promising, therefore, to win by eleven points to nil with only thirteen men playing for quite an hour of the time. The first half was far more interesting than the second half. The latter half was as barren of incident as it was of good play so I will leave it severely alone, hoping for better things. The Harlequins started very keenly, and looked like knocking pieces out of the all whites. Steadily the latter took their measure, how- ever, and in a quarter of an hour the Swansea forwards, not to be denied, fell over the line and scored. Afterwards the play was chiefly in Swansea's favour, and they were near enough to get a couple of drop goals and a couple of minors. Thorogood's goal was neat and tricky he was very close, and the leather was over before anyone could look round. Bancroft was in superb form on Satur- day. He was simply dazzling, saving Iris men continually by the hugest punts, and never being even touched by an opponent. His drop goal was from a long, but decisive, kick, and went high over the centre. The 'Quins were, as I have said, decidedly "off." Their passing was very slovenly, and never gained much ground. Jago was the best of the quartette, and Read backed him up very well at times. The halves on either side were fairly matched, but I slightly preferred the Swansea pair. Tustin and Phillips seemed well on the ball in front. Mills was playing a fine game for Swensea till he retired, and Rice, Russell, and Livingstone, after his retirement, worked like niggers to maintain the lead they had gained. The Llanelly team started badly on Saturday, when they were beaten by Morriston. If the tin-platers don't pull up they will get left out of the ranks of first-class football. Three causes contributed to the poor display of the homesters. Firstly, the dispute between tho players and the committee, which was not closed until Friday nighi. Secondly, a refusal to play on the part of several players, who consider they have not been fairly treated in the past. Thirdly, indifferent captaining. Of the fifteen players, two only of the backs need be mentioned—Every, the back, who was the one man who played brilliantly, and Ben Thomas, who did fairly well. The others were indifferent—or worse. The game was lost fair and square. Unless those who manage can. by some drastic scheme of reform, absolutely change the present condition of things, there are bad times in store for the club. Morriston is a team which, if kept together, will come to the front. On Saturday Conway Rees (the Oxonian), his brother Harry, and a couple more Llandovery men played for it. The team is capable of good work behind. Conway Rees was the pick of the lot, and his try, which was goaled. was as pretty a one as I ever witnessed. Jack Davies, of Pontar- dawe, was next best in a back contingent capable of smart work, but hardly up to the mark yet in passing. The forwards were a smart, sturdy lot, and kept their halves better employed than their opponents. # The Penarth match was not first-class. The movements of the home team at times were most erratic. The two centre three-quarters were the greatest sinners in this respect, whilst all round the display of the backs was not nearly so good as on the previous Saturday. The wing men got few opportunities to shine, but what chances did come in their way they utilised to the fullest extent. # # # Alexander, although inefficiently fe3, managed to bring off some brilliant runs, and showed good sprinting powers. On the other wing Kirbr was hardly so good. Shepherd and Lambert at half played well, and the run by which the former put in Kirby, from half-way, was a salient feature of the match. Tanner, the-home custo- dian, was very safe. *# Both packs of forwards played a strong, vigorous game. The Penarth eight were the cleverer, but the others were the hardest workers. Spencer, Morris, and Evans were about the best of the home eight. Green, Mills, and Casey were the pick of the Llwynvpia lot. Williams was the only one of the visiting backs who can be accounted smart, and ho on one or two occa- sions got off very well indeed. Phillips in the centre tackled keenly, and also saved well, but he, like his confreres, was very deficient in attacking qualities. # # The Pontypridd and Neath match was even, but was only so so as regards science. The strong feature of the Pontypridd play was the passing of the third line. It seems a pity that they should not 'be better fed by their halves. *#* Both backs played a good game. J. Davies, the Neath custodian, was a. few points ahead of his opponent, especially in the kicking. Nash, the Pontypridd full back, had only played with the team once before, but he is safe. Morgan would make a better custodian. He plays a fair game at three-quarter, but his proper place should be by the posts. A. B. Evans and Ben Lewis were the pick of Pontypridd's third line. Trick and W. Jones took the palm on the Neath side. At half Pontypridd was thoroughly beaten. *8 At half Pontypridd was thoroughly beaten. Wat Thomas and A. Cross were quicker and more tricky than the home pair. The homesters were probably weakest in the front line, the best of the pack being Ack Llewellyn (captain), Tom Murray, and P. Devereaux. Murray played for the first time since he dislocated his shoulder at a practice match a few weeks ago. The Neath forwards were not brilliant. They worked hard, but were not the cleverer pack of the two neither in the scrum nor m the loose. #* It appears to have been a tough contest at Peijygxaig. Taibach are a sturdy lot all round, but the football exhibited was of an inferior quality. The visitors were determined that the ball should be kept close, and the result was that the game consisted of a continual series of scrums. Dan Williams and Nicholas were the best of a good pack of forwards, and if they played proper football they would be quite equal to the home lot. None of the Taibach backs shone, excepting the custodian, who played a magnificent game. # For Penygraig F. Reynolds was not seen at his best, owing to an injury received during the week, which prevented him from handling the ball. Rowlands played a strong attacking game, but his passing was not as accurate as usual. Emlyn Lewis was sorely missed at half, though Rees played well. Granville was the best of the home backs. J. Moyle, Evan Jones, and Sam Thomas were in fine form in the front rank. The Penygraig- team for this season is capable of doing fine work, but they certainly must not underrate their opponents, as they evidently did on Saturday. The Aberaven match was a rather one-sided affair, the homesters being superior in all departments. The forwards 'vheeled and carried the scrums in fine style. Tuey also excelled in the three-quarter division, their 'e passing being a decided improvement. Sellaway was tried in the centre, and did well for his first appearance. James Roberts and John played up to their usual standard. Where the homesters shone best, however, was at half, Peters excelling himself and working the scrums in rare fashion. Rees Lewis at full- back was safe, his kicks always finding touch. "11 # The visitors need combination. Forward they are a smartish lot, but at times they lost their heads and played wildly. The three-quarters were only middling, and the halves were a bit too much disposed to off-side tactics. There should be a good word for Potter at back. He is a good all-round player he is cool, never flurried, and is a good kick. 4
WILL IT COME OFF. Taff Vale and Rhymney Railways to be Amalgamated. That the negotiations between the directors of the Taff and Rhymney Railway Companies for the combined working of the two lines have not fallen through is proved by the fact that at the end of last week the prominent officials of the Taff Company-among them being Mr. Brewer, the engineer, and Mr. T. H. Riches, the locomotive superinteneent—inspected the Rhymney line. This, as will be readily under- stood, has been done for the purpose of pre paring reports on the condition of the per- manent way and the rolling stock to the Taff directors.
THE BISLEY HERO. Satisfactory Progress of the Testimonial o Fund. Will you permit me (writes Mr. Frank Randell, hon. secretary of the Queen's Prizeman Testimonial Fund) to acknowledge with thanks the following, among other subscriptions, to Sergeant Davies's testimonial fund, received during the past week, viz.:—The millmen and other workmen, South Wales Works, Llanelly, il3 13s. Lord Aberdare, £ 1 Is. Lord Swan- sea, JE1; Sir J. T. D. Llewelyn, Xl Is. Sir Morgan Morgan, Cl Is. Sir James Hills-Drummond, Edwinsford, JE1 la, Sir John J. Jenkins, £lls. Mr. D. A. Thomas, M.P., £ 1 Is.; Mr. David Randell, M.P., zEl Is. Major E. R. Jones, M.P., jSl Is. Mr. W. Abraham, M.P., 10s. Mr. Gwilym Evans, Llanelly, £1 Is. Mr. Thomas Jones, Llanfair Grange, Llandovery, .El Is. Mr. Tom Hughes (chairman of the local board of health), Llanelly, Xl Is. Mr. Frank Randell, Llanelly, JE1 Is. Lieut.-colonel Lewes, Llysnewydd, 10s.; Dr. Lloyd, Llanelly, 10s. 6d. Mr. Arthur Lewis, recorder of Carmarthen, 10s. 6d. Mr. Howell Evans, chief-constable of Cardiganshire, 10s.; Mr. St. Vincent Peel, 5s. the Rev. Gurnos Jones, 5s. and Mr. Lewis N. Powell, Carreg-cennen, near Llandilo, 5s.
NEVER INTENDED. Taff Vale Men Kick at an Imaginary Grievance. The management of the Taff Vale Railway Company, it appears, never had any intention of making a reduction in the wages of any of their employes in consequence of the recent strike in the coal trade, and actually paid the wages in full on Friday. Hence, the agitation set Oil foot by certain of the men, and the threat to go on strike under certain circumstances was, to say the least, somewhat premature. Any justifica- tion for a strike has now entirely disappeared.
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WIFE BUTCHERED. Carnarvon Shocked by a Domestic Tragedy. A TERRIBLE NIGHT'S WORK. [BY OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] On Saturday evening Carnarvon was stirred from centre to circumference by the rumour that a terrible domestic tragedy had just been consummated within its borders. The scene of the sad affair was a squalid court off Mountain- square, Tuthill, a place so obscure that it has no name in the local postal directory, and holds the same social position as "Tiger Bay," Car- diff. Of the half-dozen tenements of mean ex teriors, and still meaner interiors, which the court contains, one (No. 3) is occupied by John Cromwell, who recently added to the precarious calling of a hawker that of public window clean- ing, succeeding therein to the practice formerly held by an eccentric character named Zaccheus Williams. Cromwell, who is about 50 years old, lived with his wife, aged 35, and three children, all girls-the eldest, a cripple, being ten years old. Cromwell and the woman cohabited for some years, but being some time ago brought under the influence of the Salva- tion Army they were legally married. It is stated that both Cromwell and his wife were of intemperate habits, and frequently quarrelled and fought, the woman having the reputation of being the best fighter when sober When the woman was in drink, however, Crom well had the advantage, and then the woman sought refuge in a cellar, which is approached by a flight of steps from outside and by the ordinary stairs within the house. The police maintain an unusual, and, apparently, unneces- sary reticence respecting the details of the tragedy, but our reporter on Sunday secured an interview with one of the principal witnesses to the affair and ascertained the following facts About seven o'clock on Friday evening Mrs. Cromwell went to the house of a neighbour named Jones, and asked her to fetch three pints of beer. Mrs. Jones refused, and Mrs. Cromwell sent one of her own girls for it. Shortly afterwards a man knocked at the house next to Cromwell's and asked for Tom Morris. Mrs. Cromwell went to the door and spoke to him. At this moment Cromwell appeared, and, seeing the two together, addressed a coarse re- mark to the woman, which led to a quarrel, and the latter, being drunk, fell down the cellar steps, and sat at the bottom with her head against the wall. Cromwell, it is alleged, went after her and attacked her. Mrs. Jones begged him to desist, and he immediately did so, and returned up the steps. His wife, however, provoked a. second attack by using foul language towards him, and he struck her once or twice with his fist. One of the children then got to the cellar, through the house, closed the door for her mother, and went in search of several neighbours. One came in, and bathed the woman's head, which was bleed- ing freely, and brought her upstairs to the living room, Cromwell remaining in the house. Shortly afterwards, a Wesleyan minister, for whom Cromwell is doing some whitewashing, called, accompanied by Mr. Nash, and as both took an interest in the moral and spiritual welfare of the wretched couple, the conversation soon drifted on to religious subjects, and before long Crom- well and Iiis wife and the visitors were singing hyms and songs together, one of them being, "Father, dear father, come home to me now." Deceased was afterwards persuaded to go to bed. Mrs. Jones then went on an errand, and on her return met Cromwell escorting the minister homeward. During her husband's absence Mrs. Cromwell got up, and on his return he showed anger for her doing so. She again ran to the cellar. This was about ten- o'clock, and soon afterwards Mrs. Jones heard Mrs. Cromwell shouting for help, and calling her by name. She was afraid to go, and heard nothing more that night. On Saturday mortling. Mrs. Jones asked Cromwell where his wife was. He replied that she was down in the cellar. and had been there all nig'ht. IVJrs. Jones went down to the cellar and found Mrs. Cromwell lying face downwards on the cold stone floor, her arms outspread and her head under the house stairs. Mrs. Jones called her, but there was no answer nor any movement. Other neighbours now came in and carried the dving '13 woman upstairs and laid her on the floor. Here she be gan to moan, as if in great agony, and I foamed at the mouth, making incessant spas- modic, though unconscious, attempts to vomit. There was a deep wound on the back of her head and another on the top of her head. Her hands and knees were also bruised. The neighbours after a time got the dying woman seated on a chair and washed her face and legs in hot water. This seemed to revive her, but she did not recover consciousness. No attempt was made to procure medical aid, and the unfortunate woman expired about 4.30 Dr. G. R. Griffith being subsequently called in. Almost simultaneously with the doctor Police-sergeant Prichard arrived, and found a great mob round the house, some of whom were execrating the husband and some pitying him, making allowances for the provocation he had endured both previously to and at the time of the last quarrel. Sergeant Prichard, after taking Cromwell into custody, got him out of the house by a back way, and conveyed him quietly to the police cells, where he was locked up and charged on suspicion with having caused the death of his wife. At the police-station it is alleged that the prisoner made a statement to the deputy-chief-constable, Mr. Cornelius Davies, to the effect that some women were in the house when he got home drinking with his wife. After a long time he asked "her to come to bed, and added to the children "Come with me." His wife, he said, made use of an irritating remark, and he left her and he went to bed. In the morning, prisoner added, he found his wife lying at the foot of the cellar stairs. He thereupon called some neigh- Lours, carried her upsf;v gave her some ten, and went out. Afterwards he was called home and found his wife dead. While making the above statement prisoner was overcome with emotion, and frequently burst into tears. Fur- ther inquiries show that the doctor found several severe wounds on the back of the deceased's htad. These might have been caused by a series of falls. Selina Cromwell, one of the children, in a statement respecting the occurrence said :—" My father went to bed and left my mother in the cellar. Some time in the night we heard a noise in the cellar as if someone was falling downstairs. I got up on Saturday morn- ing at the same time as my father, and went down to the cellar, and there saw my mother lying, with her arms spread out, on her face." Ann Cromwell, another of prisoner's daughters, also made a statement to nearly the same effect. The inquest and police proceedings will be opened to-dry ^Monday), when it is expected hat sensational evidence will be forthcoming.
DISAPPOINTED. A Welcome Changes to Freezing Diodain. A LIVELY HINT TO HUSBANDS. MRS. SHORT Come here, my precious tootsie- rootsie. and let me— (nothing in that pocket) press yon to my hca,L I? I'm so glad to— see yen. You remain away so long, and- I nothing in that pocket) I've been so lonesome, so dejected that- Great heavens What shall I do ? That bonne t will be here at seven o'clock, and he hasn't a eent!
ADVICE TO MOTHERS."—Are yon broken in your rest by a sick child suffering with the pain of cutting teeth ? Go at once to a chemist and get a bottle of MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP. It will relieve the poor sufferer immediately. It is perfectly harmless; it produces natural, quiet sleep by relieving the child from pain, and the little cherub awakes as right as a button." Of all Chemists, Is. lid. Der bottle. h$e LIVER COMPLAINTS.—Dr. King's Dandelion and Quinine Liver Pills, without Mercury, are a potent remedy; remove all Liver and Stomach Com- plaints, Biliousness, Headache, Sickness, Shoulder pains, Heartburn, Indigestion, Constipation.
MAMMAS SAID NO. -+ Welsh Girls Must Not Talk to Pressmen. MIGHT SAY TOO MUCH. [DALZIEL'S SPECIAL CABLEGRAM. I BROOKLYN, SUNDAY. The forty ladies who are members of the Welsh Choir, who took part in the musical festival at the World's Fair, have arrived at St. George's Hotel here. They made their first appearance at breakfast yesterday morning, and created no little excitement at the hotel. The girls, in charming attire and displaying their attractions to the best advantage, seated them- selves at one table. They were the objects of general admiration. After breakfast they retired to the parlour, where they were seen by a Dalziel's representative. Miss May John, in the course of a short interview, said, "Everywhere we have been people have looked at us as if we were some peculiar kind of beings. I don't see anything strange about us do you ? In Wales we never take so much interest in strangers, but you Americans are so hospitable. Nearly every man we meet invites us to a theatre or a concert, or sends us candy and flowers. I could just live here for ever." The Dalziel representative asked if he could see Mrs. Davies, the conductress, but received from Miss Lizzie Davies the reply, If she were here we should be sitting stiff and straight." She will not be here for some time. If you are one of those press reporters you better not see Mrs. Davies. She won't let you talk with us. Our mammas said she must not. If you want to interview us talk with Bessie Evans, she is the finest interviewist in Wales. Miss Bessie Evans, after a little coaxing, was prevailed upon to talk. She said the girls had many enjoyable frolics in Chicago. Five of them, dressed in Welsh costume, went into the street and made the people believe they could not talk English. They entered several shops and addressed the assistants in Welsh, and, of course, no one understood them. They had had great fun. Miss Bessie Evans carried off the first prize as a contralto soloist, and Miss May John and Miss Emily Francis as soprano soloists. Animated conversation was kept up until the arrival of Mrs. Davies, who entered the room with the remark, "I thought you ladies were practising. Get your music, please, and prepare for work."
TIN-PLATE MONEY. Workers Discuss Matters at Aberavon. At the Victoria Institute, Port Talbot, on Friday evening a meeting of the tin-platers of the Aberavon district was held in order that explanations might be given by an official of the Tin-platers' Union upon several matters. Mr. Bedford, chairman of the district, presided. —Mr. T. J. Davies said that at the last meeting of the council held at Cardiff the official reports stated that he was the only dissentient respect- ing the adoption of the balance-sheet. That was incorrect, as there were two others besides himself who voted against its adoption. Since the council meeting he had submitted his action to his branch—Mansel—and they had fully en- dorsed his action. The executive had struck £ 799 13s. 9d. off as a deficiency. Mr. Knoyle had stated that the deficiency was JE560 19s. 9d., so that there was a discrepancy between those two amounts. The Mansel branch, after hear- ing his statement, had decided that an explana- tion was necessary, and he asked Mr. Phillips to give one.—Mr. Phillips, the general secretary, said the deficiency had arisen through money being paid away for which they had no vouchers. He (the speaker) thought it was part and parcel of the blunder at Newport. Since 1891 nothing had gone wrong, as their moneys were now invested in a bank at Llanelly. The balance due in 1891 was £ 238 14s.— Mr. W. A. Williams wished to know if the deficiency did not occur in the space of a few months.—Mr. Phillips said it was between April and December, 1891. The treasurer's cash- book was not audited in 1891. but Messrs. Knoyle and Roberts had audited the book in 1892.—Mr. W. A. Williams suggested that if the moneys had been paid away there should have been acknowledgments. -Mr. William Rees advocated that an inquiry be held on the subject.—Mr. David Francis said that the general secretary should have looked into matters more closely.—Mr. Phillips replied that matters had been gone into thoroughly, and at the Newport meeting it was found that branches had been over-credited. The defi- ciency was £278, and not £ 300.—Mr. W. A. Williams wished to know if the executive had a right to wipe off the balance without consulting the branches.- Mr. Phillips replied that they had.— Councillor Thomas moved that the balance- sheet be accepted.—Mr. Jenkin Pugh seconded the motion, which was carried with three dis- sentients only.—A discussion afterwards took place with reference to the Industrial World, in the course of which it was stated that the paper did not pay, and ultimately it was agreed that a committee of investigation should inquire into the working of the paper.
Bomb Outrage at Barcelona. A Reuter's telegram from Barcelona on Sun- day says :—A most daring outrage was perpe- trated during a military review here to-day. Two petards were thrown right into the midst of a group of staff officers, and exploded under the horse of Marshal Martinez Campos. The animal's legs were shattered, and the marshal was wounded in the thigh. He fell heavily to the ground, and injured his left shoulder. The explosion also wounded General Castellvi, chief of the staff, as well as an aide-de-carnn, a civil guard, and two policemen. The man who threw the petards was arrested in the very act by the police. A later telegram says:-Five persons were wounded and one, a Civil Guard, was killed. The explosion is believed to be the work of an Anarchist.
Release of a Murderer. William Kerr, who murdered Sebra Troughear at Carlisle about five years ago, was on Satur- day, by order of the Home Secretary, liberated rom Portland Prison.
AMUSEMENTS. Week's Fare at Theatres and Music Halls. THEATRE ROYAL. At the Theatre Royal this week will be produced the high-class drama "A Million of Money." The plot is well written, and the piece has met with enormous success wherever it has been played. The company is a good one, the scenic effects all that can be desired to render the various incidents as realistic as possible, and the audiences during the week should be in accord with the play itself—good. Several well-known names are included in the cast, and the various parts are admirably pourtrayed. Grand Theatre, Cardiff. The ever-popular drama Driven From Home." will be staged at the Grand Theatre this week. The piece is replete with thrilling incidents and situations, and no effort is spared to make the production as interesting as possible. The story is one I of considerable merit, which shows the hero suffers wrong for years, but is eventually found to be innocent, and the guilty one meets with just retribution. The company is a strong one, and the scenery excellent. New Theatre, Swansea. The houses this week at the Swansea New Theatre will, no doubt, be unusually large to witness the productions, by that popular actor Mr. Morton Powell and his talented company, of the thrillingly interesting drama, founded upon Zola"s i:'Assominoir "-D. T. Lost by Drink." Cardiff Empire. Large houses are sure to assemble at the Cardiff Empire this week to welcome an old favourite, Miss Alice Leamar, whe pays her first visit to Cardiff after a long tour in Aus- tralia and New Zeal anil. Another popular turn will be that of the Brothers Clayton and the Misses Wood and Willis. The brothers are so much alike, that it is with the greatest difficulty that one can be distinguished from the other. The McConnell family are smart vocalists, instrumentalists and dancers. Other turns will be those of Miss Maud Esmeralda, Mr. Fred Hanlan, Miss Emily Lyndale, a graceful dancer, J. P. Haynes and Miss Rose Lewis. Newport Empire. Patrons of the Newport Empire will miss a treat this week if they do not go to hear Mr. Eugene Stratton, the original "Whistling Coon," who has gained for himself the title of the Ethiopian Chevalier. George Robey contributes a number of comic songs which cause endless amusement, and the Sheridans in their original turn provide a fund of wit and humour. Other "turns" will be those of Allen M'Askell, the conjuror; Arthur Combes, the Sisters Hillborn, and the Sisters Hill, all well-known performers. Cardiff Panopticon. A sensation is provided at the Panopticon this week, in the engagement of the marvellous Jupiter, who has the reputation of being the greatest aerial gymnast in the world. The artist is a young lady who performs all kinds of thrilling feats in mid air, and travels on a pulley suspended by her teeth from one end of the building to the other. Another attraction is Devonos illusion, whereby a young lady is made to mysteriously disappear and re-appear. Mr. Tom Barger, the eminent entertainer, will also give songs and recitals. These are only a few of the many attractions at this popular place of amusement.
NOT SETTLED YET. Swansea Club's Difference with Sir J. T. D. Llewellyn. A Swansea paper says :—It was rumoured in legal circles in Swansea, on Saturday morning that a writ has been served by Sir J. T. D. Llewelyn, Bart., on the committee and members of the Swansea. Club for the recovery of the club premises, which are con- tiguous to the Castle Hotel. The writ states that application is to be made to the High Court of Justice by the plaintiff for an injunc- tion to compel the defendants to g'ive up possession of the premises, the grounds advanced being that the property has not been kept in proper repair. The premises, it is stated, are held by the club under a sub-lease from Mrs. Thomas, of the Castle Hotel, and many years have still to run. In connection with this action for recovering possession, it is noteworthy that a number of the tenants of Sir John Llewelyn in St. Mary- street have received notice to quit, premonitory, it would seem, to some important scheme of re- building. The negotiations for the settlement of the claim brought by Sir John Llewelyn against Messrs. Evans and Co. appear to hang fire, for up to Saturday afternoon no settlemen had been arrived at. As matters now stand there is still a probability of the council being called at an early date to express an opinion on the matter. ■—
HOPE ABANDONED. Rescuers Can Do Nothing More at Dolcoath. The Press Association Camborne correspon- dent, telegraphing on Saturday, says :-The rescue of miners entombed in the Dolcoath Mine ] is now regarded as hopeless. Relief parties a.re compelled to use disinfectants in their operations. One rock which fell amongst the poor fellows was twenty feet long, and it is feared they must be terribly crushed. The man Davies, who was rescued, was weaker on Saturday. The authorities are apparently satisfied that nothing more can be done for those at present in the pit, and coffins have been arranged for the removal of bodies when recovered." The Home Secretary has sent a message of sympathy.
Supposed Loss of an Ironclad. A Reuter's telegram from St. Petersburg on Sunday says :—No precise information has been received up to the present regarding the Russian ironclad Roussalka, now much overdue. There is, however, too much reason to fea that the vessel was lost during the recent gales, as fragments of boats and other wreckage, as well as the corpse of a sailor, have been picked up. Boats have been despatched in various directions to search for traces of the missing warship. The Roussalka carried twelve officers and 166 sailors. No Marines were aboard.
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TOO MUCH WORK. --+- Lord Bute Declines an Honourable Office. DEVOTED TO ST. ANDREWS. The vacancy in the Provostship of the Royal Burgh of Rothesay (says the North British Daily Mail "), at November, through the expiration of the term of office of Provost Donald M'Millan, has caused a widespread feeling to arise that the honour should be bestowed upon Lord Bute. All the present members of the council are unanimous that his lordship should be approached by deputa- tion to ask his acceptance of the Provostship. Lord Bute's name has never appeared in the valuation roll of the burgh, and, as all can- didates for municipal honours must have the legal voting qualification, the precautionary step was taken on Thursday to lodge a claim with the burgh assessor in favour of Lord Bute. It was fully believed that. should a unanimous desire be expressed from the council that Lord Bute should become Provost, his lordship would favourably consider the proposal. His father held the position from 1829 to 1839, and this was expected to have some influence in his lordship's acceptance of the honour. Lord Bute is at present re- siding at Mountstuart House with his ladyship and family, and intends remaining till Christ- mas. At a private meeting of the town council it was unanimously agreed to invite Lord Bute to accept of the Provostship in November, and Provost M'Millan, whose term of office expires but who intended to seek re-election, offered to retire in favour of his ordship. All the members of the council present were unanimous in declaring that Lord Bute should be given a hearty invitation. Lord Bute received a. deputation from the Rothesay Council on Saturday, and declined the Provostship on account of his present duties as Lord Rector of St. Andrews. He expressed his willingness to accept the post in two years' time if the people of Rothesay still wished, when his term as Lord Rector would have expired.
THE DUTCHHVIYSTERY. Where is the Missing Englishwoman from Hull. A Reuter's telegram from Amsterdam on Saturday says :-A reward of 25 florins has been offered by the magistrates of Arnhem for the discovery of the body of Miss Juett, the young Englishwoman who recently mysteriously disappeared in Holland after her marriage with the Dutchman De Jong, new in custody. Another reward of 100 florins is offered by the Echo of Amsterdam for the discovery of the body of the other missing woman, Schmitz. The police are still actively prosecuting their inves- tigations, but up to the present no fresh light has been thrown on the mystery. De Jong, on being examined, declined to give any informa- tion as to what had become of the two woman, and refused to state his whereabouts either on the 7th and 8th of July or on the 30th and 31st of August, about which dates the two women Lcspectively disappeared.
A Steamer Beached in the Clyde. While the steamer Pink Rose was proceeding down the Clyde on Saturday she was struck amidships on the starboard side by the steamer St. Kevin, inward bound from Dublin. As the Pink Rose was rapidly filling she was beached below Greenock to prevent her sinking.
An Ostwestry Lady's Fatal Leap. On Saturday Miss Fanny Roberts, of Victoria- parade, Oswestry, aged about 40, for many years and until recently assistant to Mr. Maclardy, photographer, Oswestry, jumped from the win- dow of the top room to the ground, a conside- rable distance, and was so severely injured that she died on Sunday.
GONE DOWN. Weish Magistrate Seeks Relief in Bankruptcy. COLLIERIES CAUSE SMASH. We are in a position to state absolutely that the petition in bankruptcy was filedon Saturday, at Cardiff, on behalf of Mr. Francis Richard Crawshay, of the Dunraven Colliery. Mr. Crawshay, who has been staying at Southamp- ton, will probably return to South Wale? to-day (Monday) to go into his affairs with his solicitor, Mr. Vachell. The liabilities anc assets cannot for the present be stated wit} anything like exactitude, but it is believed tht former will run to something like £30,000 oi £ 40,000. A variety of causes are stated to havt led to the failure, but the chief is reported to be losses in the colliery undertaking. The heaviest creditors are the banks, but they mostly have their overdrafts secured. When the Bank of Wales was taken over by the Metropolitan Bank Mr. Crawshay, who was a director of the former, was also a debtor to the extent of some- thing over £ 50,000. We hear, however, that a. considerable portion of that amount is covered by securities which he handed over to the bank. The receiving order has been made upon the petition of Mr. Crawshay.
Looting Mount Morgan Gold Mine A Dalziel's telegram from Brisbane on Sun. day says :—For some time past it has been sus- pected that certain miners employed at the celebrated Mount Morgan Gold Mine were steal- ing gold from the mine and disposing of it through the medium of accomplices in Rook- hampton. The police have arrested nine per- sons on suspicion of being concerned in the depre- dations, which are believed to have been going on for a number of years. The accused consist of miner6 employed by the Mount Morgan Com- pany and of tradesmen carrying on business in Rockhampton who are believed to have acted in collusion with them. —————
The Alleged Gigantic Conspiracy. At the Central Criminal Court on Saturday, before the Common Serjeant, the trial of the five men, George Stow Hill, 40, clerk Frank Golding, 42, architect; James Wilson Weir, 32, agent; Albert French, 64, agent; and John Henry, 68, agent, who were indicted for conspir- ing with Frank Bowerman, who has pleaded guilty, to cheat and defraud the public in con- nection with the alleged fraudulent negotiations of bills of exchange, was resumed for the fourth day. Among the witnesses called was Mr. Clement Morris, from the firm of Messrs. Morris and Co., Liverpool, who parted with a bill for £179, for which he reoeived JE40, and two bills which were dishonoured, and in respect to which the firm were sued and had to pay JE139 and costs.
Heavy Casualties in Morocc& A Reuter's telegram from Tripoli on Thum day says :—An engagement has been fJught àI Ghadames between the Hsanna tribe and the Tuarejs. The casualties on 'both sides were heavy. The Tuarejs lost 600 camels. The caravan trade is suspended.
Rioting tat a Russian Fete. A Reuter's telegram from Paris says :— proceedings at a Russian fete were interrupted by a number of Italians and Germans, wile shouted, Long L-, e the Triple Alliance," and they were immediately attacked with' the greatest fury. Twelve persons were injured, three of them seriously. Ten arrests wert. made.
Irish Evicted Tenants. The evicted tenants are organising a series of public meetings with the view to bringing pressure to bear on the Government to intro- duce a Bill into the winter session of Parlia- ment on the lines of the report of the Mathew Commission.
MIRIAM'S MISTAKE. The bathers on the beach had clasped hands to breast an inrolling wave; the band was playing on the breezy porches of the hotel; grand equipages whirled over the glittering sands; a ship in full sail was visible in the channel; the sun was sinking into the water line of the horizon. "Miriam," Brice Ventnon said, his voice husky, his manner agitated, "I have the right to ask your reason for this rejection." He was looking at her with so much di- rectness that she did not care to have her eyes meet his. "No, you have not," she replied, the ^colour coming and going in her face. "Still, I'll tell you. I am prompted by revenge." By revenge ?" "Yes," was the measured reply. "I want you to suffer." "And you enjoy it? Then you know how much I love you, it seems. I always knew you did not question that." They had been seated on a bsnch outside small pavilion, but were now standing. Site was suffering more than she would have cared to have him know, and was impatient to get away. "Pray, in what way have I wronged you?" he asked. "Not in thought, word, or act. I consider myself the soul of honour." "Oh, you do?" and she laughed mock- ingly. "Instead, you are a man without principle." He groaned aloud in his powerful effort to repress his angry indignation. 'T am not avenging myself, but another," ■he said, speaking with rapidity. "Did you ever know Blanche Caxro Oh, it is not necessary for me to remind you of your baseness." When Miriam Gray reached her room at the hotel reaction set in, and her great grief showed how devotedly she loved the man whom she insulted. She flung herself upon the bed and cried as if her heart were broken. "Oh, Blanche she exclaimed aloud be- tween her hysterical sobs, "you are avenged, but you will never know what it has cost me. Oh. why w. i I to love him so passionately before I heard about his' perfidy ?" Early though it was, she retired to bed, but it was almost dawn before sne fell asleep, so intense was her suffering. Three years later again found Miriam Gray at the seashore. She had not met Brice Ventnor during that interval, nor had she heard from him. She was as handsome as ever and more royal in her manners, but her face and conversation lacked brilliancy. She was more quiet and reserved, more chary m her friendships, ready to suspect and heartily tired of the hollowness of fashionable life. Her love affair with Brice Ventnor had caused the change. In punishing him for his perfidy to he,' cousin Blanche she had sacrificed herself. She could never love another man as she had loved him. As she was one day walking on the beach with her cousin Blanche they sud- denly came upon Brice Ventnor. He was alone and stood for a minute, the meeting was so unexpected to him. The board walk was so high and narrow just there, and the ladies could not get away He lifted his hat, looked mournfully and reproachfully at Miriam, as if half inclined to speak, then sprang from the walk and strode toward the nearest pavilion. Miriam recognised him and was touched at the IOOK he had bestowed upon her. "Who was that superb-looking gentle- man?" asked her. cousin Blanche. "Did he bow to you or me?" Receiving no reply, she looked up into her companion's face. "Why, Miriam, how pals you are," she exclaimed, "and how agitated." "Blanche, do you mean to say you do not know this man?" asked Miriam, her voice a mere whisper. "I never saw him until to-day," was her cousin's reply. ''Oh cried Miriam, catching her breath, one hand unconsciously clinched. Is he not the man who trifled with you?" "Brice Ventnor?" exclaimed Blanche. "Why, no, child." The blood receded fr,Pi Miria.m'.a lips,- and a low moan escaped from them. She grew so weak for a little while that she was forced to lean heavily upon Blanche, who conducted her to one of the rustic benches. She fanned her, rubbed her hands, and spoke to her in soothing tones. When her cousin had sufficiently recovered, she said,: — "Oh, I am afraid that I have wronged that—man and—myself. I was cruel to him, for I supposed that I was avenging you. His name is Brice Ventnor." "Eh!" exclaimed Blanche, who was be- ginning to comprehend "He is not the Brice Ventnor that I knew," and her voice shook with emotion. "Can it be that there are two gentlemen of the same name ? I remember hearing him say that lie had some cousins. Oh, I am so sorry, and so—so—glad." Miriam Gray looked at her friend in a sort of stupour. "Sorry, dear, because of what you have suffered and glad because everything will yet come out all right." Miriam mournfully shook her head. "He will never forgive me," she said. "He is proud and sensitive. My words cut deep all the more so because undeserved. I gave him no explanation-no chance to defend himself." "You can explain now," suggested Blanche. "Xo," replied Mariam in a strained tone, a proud look coming to her face. She wrung her hands and moaned, and nothing that Blanche could say carried consolation with it. Her love had been but dormant—it re-asserted itself. Brice Ventnor had been blameless. She had deeply wronged him. She was paying the penalty for her luuste. "I would tell him all," advised Blanche. "He may spurn me," cried Miriam through her sobs. "He may be as cruel and unreasonable as I was and with more of an excuse. It happened three years ago. He may love some one ebe now; nay, he may be married to another. There is nothing for me to do but to remain silent and—endure." Her grief was so great that Blanche ceased her efforts to pacify her. The orchestra, was playing a quadrille, the lancers were gliding gracefully to and fro, lights flashed, diamonds sparkled, fans glittereyes beamed. ,Ur&v sat on the veranda by an open window looking at the dancers, her face and form plainly visible. A gentleman stepped from among the shadows of the porch. He stopped beside Miriam. "Miriam," he simply said, though his voice trembled. Ah! she knew who had spoken. No one else could have pronounced her name with such sweet tenderness. The blood filled her face, then left it deadly pale. She lifted her eves swiftly to his, a fond, glad, appealing look in them.—"Amusing Journal." —.
Wise and Otherwise. I Young Housewife: "Any liver to-day, Mr. Bonnes?" Butcher: "Yes, madam." "Then I'll take a pound; but please see that it is not that torpid kind, which the doctors say is the cause of much disease." Jones (a wealthy blue-ribbonist who is giving a dinner to Parcher on strictly tem- perance principles): "John, it is very close in here. Can't you open something?" Parcher (with eagerness) "Yes, that's a good idea, open a bottle." "Weginald, what did you say, you know, when you were pwensented to the Pwinee of Wales?" asked one American swell of another. "Why, deah boy, the first thing I did was to apologise for the American wevolution," was the reply. I submit that Duty is a power which hseth with us in the morning, and goes to rest with us at night. It is co-extensive with the action of our intelligence. It is the shadow which cleaves to us wherever we go, and which only leaves us when we leave the light of life.-W. E. Gladstone. Von Schribbel—"I just wish to leave those few short stories with the editor. What is customary ? I've never done any work for the papers before." Office boy— "Well, it's the general custom to leave 'ein an' then come back in a day or two— an' get 'em." His wife's mother (in a terrible flutter) "Oh, dear Oh my That heavy Louis XIV .<>lock..uiistairs iust fell otf the .with a terrible crash on the very spot I stood on but a moment before." Her daughter's husband (absent minded)—" I always said that the clock was slow." "What pretty little children you have," said the new minister to the proud mother of three little ones. "Tell me, my little dear," taking a little girl upon his lap, "are you the oldest of the family?" "No, sir," responded the little miss with the accu- racy of childhood; "my pa's older'n me." The new curate was showing a young lady visitor over the church. "Now," he said, at length, "you have seen the organ and the nave; I should next like to con- duct you to the altar." "Oh," said the young lady, blushing, "really, Mr. Oha- suble, this is so very sudden." Then he saw he had been misconstrued, and stammered unintelligibly. "Now, little boys," said the teacher, "can you tell me what effect tobacco has on the human system?" Little James, who has wrestled with his first penny cigar, immediately holds up his hand. "Well, James, and what is it?" "Makes you wish you were dead," replied the youngster, feelingly; but he was not sent up top that time, although his answer was correct enough from standpoints. A dispute once arose between a landlord and tenant. The latter had given notice to quit, but would not put a bill in his window to say that his house was "To be Let." To make matters worse, they went to law about it. The judge, having heard the case, made an order for the defendant to put up a bill within fourteen days. The landlord was so" overjoyed at his victory that on the fourteenth day he took a friend with him round to the house so as to tease his tenant. The bill was up in the window plain enough, but under it was another bill, which ran as follows: "Leaving through smell from the drains." A writer in the Athenieum" recalls a fine repartee of Charles Sumner's. At. a dinner table in London one of the guests asked him where Washington's body was buried. His ashes," replied Sumner, somewhat sententiously, repose on the banks of the Potomac." His ashes," was yjreso- "Was I his body burned?" "No," replied Sumner, who perceived the intended satire; "it was buried, like the forefathers of the hamlet, and like them, in his ashes live his wonted fires. The same writer says that Sumner was an egotist. He at- tempted to rule General Grant, when the latter was in the Cabinet; but Grant understood the personal character of the Senator from Massachusetts, and resisted, in repeated instances, this interference. Someone remarked, in Grant's presence, that Sumner did not believe in the Bible. Why should he," said the General. "He did not write it." When Lord Tennyson accompanied Mr. Gladstone to Norway, among the pas- sengers was a young English girl as clever as she was beautiful. Tennyson wa.s strongly drawn to her, and, on the frequent occasions when he read his poems to the company, he used to have her sitting by him, he holding her hand, and in moments of exaltation plainly, though un- consciously, squeezing it. At Copenhagen, the Princess of Wales and her sister, the Empress of Russia, who happened to be on a visit to their old home, accepted an invitation to lunch on the Pembroke Castle. After luncheon, the Poet-Laureate was asked to read, and a group was formed with him sitting m the centre. The Empress of Russia chanced to' be on his right-hand s'de, where the English girl was accustomed to sit. The reading over, Tennyson asked his confidante how site thought the Empress liked it. I fancy she liked the reading," the girl laughingly answered; but I noticed she looked a little surprised when, having possessed yourself of her hand, you squeezed it several times." Tennyson was greatly abashed, and was with great diffi- culty dissuaded from explaining matters to the Empress. A farmer entered a telegraph-office in Central New York, and sent this message to a woman in Ca.nada—" Will you be my wife? Please answer at once by telegraph." Then he sat down and waited. No answer came. He waited till late in the evening; still no answer. Early the next morning he came in again and was handed a dispatch —an affirmative reply. The operator ex- pressed his sympathy. 'Twas a little rough to keep you so long in suspense." Look here, young feller" said the Xvmer, I'lL t stand all the suspense. A woman that'll hold back her answer to a proposal of marriage all day, so is to send it by night rates, is jest the economical woman that I've been j a-waitin' for!" A curious personage died a few years ago in Paris, the Count Napoleon Bertrand, son of the companion of Napoleon I. at Saint-Helena. The count was a very eccen- tric man, and every year lie used to hii,e a room in an hotel, and ;o to bed for three months, after having given orders for food to be brought to him once a day, and not a word to be spoken by the servant. He was asleep during the siege of Paris. One day the bread was so abominable that he flew into a rage, and forced the waiter to tell him that the reason was that the city was besieged by tho Prussians. The Count was stupefied for a moment. At last he got up and wandered about the hotel for a time, saying to himself, Paris besieged —besieged ? What ought a Berlrand to do': After a few minutes' reflection, he added, "I will go to bed." And he went to bed, and slept out the siege.
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JEWEL WINNING AT CARDIFF. I Volunteers Shoot for Valuable Prizes. The sixth shoot for the jew,is presented by the officers of the detachment, took place at Grangetown Range, on Saturday. The weather was not favourable for high scoring, a strong, gusty wind, blowings from the riglit. Colour- sergeant King's 34 at 500 yards was a capital shoot. The following are the best scores:- Pts. Pts. Colour-sergeant King. 88 Sergeant Benjamin 79 Corporal Hiuton 81 Corporal Lewis S.-M-Sergeant Perkins. 80 Corporal Williams. l<\ a'ce-sergeant Williams 79 The competitions for the jewels have been very keen. The conditions were four shots to count, Bisley Regulations, 1893. The winners this year are Quartermaster-sergeant Perkins, gold jewel, with a score of 336 points Corporal Hinton, silver jewel, wibh a score of 328 points. Corporal Williams, who received four points, won the bronze jewel with a score of 324 points. At the conclusion of the shoot Sergeant-major Broad received a splendid silver-mounted Malacca cane, offered to the captain of the sue. cessful team in the club match on the 16th inst
Movements of Local Vessels. Camrose arrived New Orleans 22nd. Penarth left Barry for Port Said 22nd. G went land left Penarth for the Danube 22nd. Blue Jacket passed Dover for Middlesborough 22nd. Raglan arrived Garston 23rd. Badyr arrived Rotterdam 23rd. Ravenshoe arrived Marseilles 23rd. Redruth left Pera for Sebastopol 2ord. Charles Mitchell arrived Newport 23rd. Lady Havelock left Havre for Cardiff 22nd. Preston left Gibraltar for Amsterdam 21st. Eden left Swinemunde for Stettin 21st. Harsley left Newport for Sulina 21st. Skidby left Kurrachee for Dunkirk 21st. Harworth left Dunkirk for Cardiff 21st. Gledholt left Gibraltar for Plymouth 21st. Crindon arrived in the Tees from Calais 21st. Vectis arrived Devonport22nd, expected to leave for Cardiff 26th. Manchester left Alexandria for Nicolaieff 23rd. Douglas Hill arrived Alexandria 23rd. W. 1. Radcliffe passed Constantinople for Dunkirk 22nd.
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Indian Currency. A Renter's telegram from Simla on Banda, says :-At the banquet given in his honour last night by the United Service Club Lord Lans- downe alluded to the passing of the Currency Act as a "crime which he did not repent, and declared that it was a measure whicn th» best judges believed would succeed eventually and prove the turning point in the commercial and fiscal history of India. The present evil* afflicting the country, his Excellency added, were insignificant compared with those which would have befallen it had India waited for the repeal of the Sherman Act.
Roberts only a Good Second. A Reuter's telegram from Chicago on Sunday sa,ys :—The improvement in Roberts's play on Friday in the international billiard match has not sufficed to sa-ve him from defeat. Ives last evening- made the 1,000 which he required to win, while Roberts only succeeded in adding 47S to his previous total. The scores at the finish stood :—Ives, 6,001: Roberts, 5,243.
Barry Workmen at Play. The second annual working men's regatta, wsu held on Saturday afternoon at the harbour, Barry. Captain Murrell was the referee, Mr. F. E. Collins starter, Mr. W. Evans. High-street, secretary, and Mr. Rees Jones, treasurer. The following were the events :— Open Boat Sailins; Race.—Eight started: 1st, W. Bushen's Levina Alice; 2nd, J. Dunscombe s Rose I 3rd, D. Herbert's Saxon Briton. Pnir-oarcd Race for Boilermakers. 1st, W. Williams and J. Dutton; 2nd, R. Predding and J. Gorman. Open Boat Sailing Race.—1st, T. Frost's lolly | 2nd, W. Bushen's Levina Alice; 3rd, J. Duuscombe's Rose. Pair-oared Race (for mechanic: aiiu artisans). 1st. E. R. Dowdellaml J. Holloway; 2nd, J. Mitchell and W. Sfufe 3rd, J. Giles and Arncll. Pair-oared Race (for boatmen anil riggers of Ba.1ry Dock).—1st, D. King and J. Lungford; 2nd, W. Gifl'ord and A. Ashford 3rd, F. and fcl. Chappell. Pour-oared Race.—1st, the Sub-marine Mmerr Storm Cock 2nd, Arnell's Tiger. Stern Sculling Ra.ce.-lst, W. Gifford; 2nd, A. Ashford. Live Duck and Pnnt Chase.—1st, J. Clemence. Pair Paddles Punt Race.lst, W. Bushen. Climbing the Greasy Pole.—T. IvrnTteH. Printed and Published by the Pioprietors, Mesa Daniel Owen and Co. (Limited), at the WESTEB MAIL" Temporary Offices, 'l'udor-road, Cardiff, the County of Glamorgan. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1893.