Relic of the Past I ■ TOLL-GATE STILL EXISTING I AT CARDIFF. I Time the Corporation Should Bestir Itself and Set About Removing the Memorial. ("BY OUlt 8PSCIAIi COSRFSfONDENT.J "Why should Cardiff wait?" repeats some indignant citizen. Cardiff I wouid have you know, does not wait for anything. Cardiff is the Chicago of Wales—the most I progressive, enterprising, go-a-ltead place in the kingdom—Cardiff is like time and tide: it waits for no one. True. most worthy friend, so far as the private enterprise of Its citizens is concerned. Cardiff does not _ait: But when it comes to public Snatters, what then? Cardiff waits for a I liar boar trust—has waited 25 years, and will |>iobably wait another 25; for new muni-, eipal buildings, which are further off still; for parks, for electric lighting, for railway facilities, for everything, in fact, of a public Character. Cardiff waits daily, hourly, I toomentarily, upon the whim of monopo- lists —on its foreshore, at its railway station, I Cardiff waits. Cardiff waits daily, with curses both loud and deep, at the closed gates of the Great Western Railway, the only place of importance in Wales which lias not an open station; and in Cardiff .10ne are men brought face to face with the highway arrangements of the Middle Ages in the lone 'pike, which plays havoc with (he time, the temper, and the morals of the the time, the temper, and the morals of the men and women using the Penarth-road. The history of this 'pike is curious. In the old days the road from Cardiff to Penarth went through Canton, across the Leckwith Common, over the Leckwith Hill, and back into Penarth. Half a century or more ago the then Lord Bute and Lord Windsor, with a view of developing their property, constructed the present road across the tw&mp, and by some means or other secured powers to levy tolls for the maintenance of the roadway. The road, which extends from the Great Western Approach, in Cardiff, to Penarth, 4,000 yards being within the borough boundary, which ends at the middle of the bridge over the River Ely, is nominally private, and this con- stitutes the ground upon which tolls have Continued to be collected. Periodically the expectations of the users of the road have been raised by a movement for the redemp- tion of the tolls, and the freeing of this important approach from the encumbrance of tJie toll gate. Nothing has come of the matter, and, according to present ap- pearances, unless a. modern 'Becca is found to work deliverance for a long-suffering people, nothing is likely to come of it. The Glamorganshire County Council made a aplurge in the matter some time ago, and invited the Cardiff County Council to join in the movement, but the affair soon fizzled out. Now the respective county councils are waiting upon each other, and Cardiff waits daily at the gate. The members of the Cardiff Corporation profess to be very anxious to see the ques- 'f tion grappled with ana settled, and to be ready to do all they can for the furtherance of that desideratum. But the revelations made at the public works committee on Thurs- day show that for years they have been doing just the opposite. Will it be believed that the corporation have actually taken over nearly a fourth of the borough portion of this private road, declared it a high- way, and are maintaining it out of the rates if at an expense of J3300 to JB500 per annum, thereby relieving the owners to that extent, and in the same proportion increasing the price which will have to be paid for the tolls when they are redeemed? Years ago the cor- poration were actually offered £ 400 a year by Lord Bute's agents, on the condition that they took over the charge of the 4,000 yards of roadway within the borough. This offer was declined, on the ground that the amount i was too small, and the corporation proceeded f to demonstrate their sagacity by taking over sections of the road, equal to a.bout 900 yards, and maintaining them without any charge at all, except upon the unfortunate owners of private property, who are called upon to contribute the cost of constructing a roadway which should be borne by the receivers of the tolls. Now that the matter is being raked over we are told that all this was done at the instance of a gentleman, then a member of the council, who had especial reasons for cultivating the good graces of the Grangetown people, but who has since realised to the full the fickleness of popular favour. Whoever is responsible, it is very evident the affair has been grossly mis- managed, and the further discussion on the matter at the special meeting of the public works committee to be held next week will be looked forward to with interest. Mean- while, Cardiff waits with increasing impa- tience for relief from the obnoxious impost of the Penarth 'pike.
STILL FOR MORE SPEED. 8wift Steamers, Shorter Communica- tion with Canada. The establishment of a line of swift steamers ■ between Great Britain and Canada (lays the Times) has long been talked ef, but is now, at la.st. being brought within measurable distance of realisation. It is regarded by the promoters of the new route as the inevitable complement of what has been already done in Canada and on the Pacific, and the considerations now proceed- ing turn on matters of detail rather than on the main point, which is regarded as practically settled. Whether or not Milford Haven would be made the port of departure on this side has not yet been settled, p but Halifax would be the winter port and Quebec the summer port on the other side, the trains running theaee, in connection with the tteamers, direct to Vancouver. In the same way, too, the swift steamers would leave for England as soon as the passengers, mails, &c., by the trains from Vancouver had been trans- ferred, thus avoiding the delays which arise under existing arrangements. The idea is to reduce the journey across the Atlantic to five days, by making the service there equal to tha.t on the Pacific, and to accomplish the whole journey from England to Sydney in 29 days— and tkat, too, without leaving British territory. A subsidiary benefit would be the saving of time. aMo. in respect to the China. mails.
Mr. L. Pierce, of Christ College, Brecon, has feet obtained the first mathematical scholarship kt Aberystwith College.
Outcast Humanity. LADY SOMERSET AND CHRISTIAN MISSIONS. The New Departure Explained and Earnest Pleading for United Endeavour in Work. A largely attended meeting under the auspices of the Undenominational Christian. Mission was held at the Wood-street Chapel, Cardiff, on Friday evening. Mr. John Cory presided, and in opening the proceedings gave a. brief history of the mission, describing its origin and work during the last few years. Mr. T. M. WINTLE, superintendent of the mission, delivered an interesting address. He said themission was first started athishouseatPonty moile, where about twenty lads attended. With- out exception they had all turned out well, and some of them were in the ministry. They had also commenced the work am> g-st the factory girls, and the building which had been erected at Pontymoile was the outcome of the work amongst the factory girls. From Pontymoile they extended to Pontnewydd and Pontypool, and through the instrumentality of Mr. R. Cory Miss Shilston, LL.A., Office Secretary. and Lady Somerset they had established a, mission at Dowlais, which had proved very suc- cessful. They had now five stations and three. Bible carriages, but he regretted to say they had a deficit of JE246. During the coal difficulty they had given 13,000 free meals to children and something like 2,000 meals to adults, at a, cost of £5538. 8d., or less than Id. per head. Mr. RICHARD CORY was the next speaker. His speech was a testimony to the value and importance of the mission. He referred to the work going on at Dowlais and the poor benighted district of Merthyr," saying he did not know any part of the country where there was greater need of the Gospel. Lady HENRY SOMERSET then addressed the meeting, and met with a cordial greeting. Her ladyship spoke for a. considerable time on social questions, more particularly with reference to the subject of temperance. The work, she remarked, they had to do was to convince Christians of their duty to those who had not had their oppor- tunities, quite as much as to go amongst those who were of the down-trodden and bad, the miserable and sinful. (Applause.) If every Christian were alive to the marvellous privilege that it was to make this world home-like for those around them, we should not hear any more of outcasts and outcast men and women. (Applause.) Mentioning that her deep interest in the work in South Wales dated from some years ago, her ladyship gave an interesting review of her experiences among the coal and iron workers of the district, where, she remarked, she had always been treated with the greatest courtesy and kindness. At one time she had hoped that her- work might be to superintend the missions in South Wales, but another call was made, and she felt that her work lay among the women of this country. Her ladyship adverted to her recent visit to America, and held the attention of her audience while she recounted how she gave the women of America no rest until they arranged a meeting at Pittsburg in order to give her an opportunity of speaking to the I Miss Gorham, Hon. Recording Secretary. 1 Welshmen there. They had a. splendid meeting -there were the hardy workers with their seared faces and the snowdrift in their hair— and when she spoke to them of dear little Wales there was not a face in the audience upon which tears were not standing—home was the word that touched all their hearts. Passing on to refer to the condition of life in mining villages, Lady Somerset denounced in strong and vigorous language the evils of overcrowding, saying the wickedness and immorality of the people who had to pass their lives amid such surroundings rested upon all who were willing to acquiesce in such a state of things. Circumstances such as these were a crying shame, and a blot and a darkness rested upon us for allowing them to exist. The secret of happiness in life was in natural love and help because we were all dependent upon each other. She therefore urged them to give their hearty support to the mission, on whose behalf that meeting was being held, and so not only assist their less fortunate brothers and sisters, but also relieve their minds of those charged with the work of pecuniary anxiety. (Applause.) A collection having been taken in aid of the mission funds, other speeches were made, and the meeting closed with the usual thanks to helpers. Gwen" writes:—Very prettily had the platform of the Wood-street Congregational Chapel been embellished with Kentia and Cocos Ferns, in honour of the visit of the Ladv Henry Somerset. The centrs of the large chapel was already well filled when Mr. John Cory (chairman) led the Lady Henry Somerset to the platform. Her ladyship was accompanied by Mrs. M'Kinnon (the speaker), Mrs. Osborne, and Mrs. Auckland. The service commenced with the singing of a hymn, and the Rev. W. Spurgeon offered a prayer prior to the chair- man's introductory address. The Lady Henry Somerset possesses a. clear voice and persuasive manner, wlych, doubtless, aids her ladyship very much in the noble work which she has undertaken for the benefit of her less happily circumstanced fellow- creatures. A collection was taken, and other addresses followed, Mrs. M'Kinnon's speech bringing the meeting to a close. Ladies were busily employed selling books and booklets on teetotal and other subjects. Very neatly got up at a penny each were A Wider Outlook," "A Woman's Work for Sober England," by Lady Henry Somerset; The Moderate Tem- perance Movement," A White Life for Two," by Miss Willard pamphlets and booklets by the Duchess of Bedford, &c. We noticed a charmingly-illustrated book entitled Our Village Life," the illustrations and the words being Lady Henry Somerset's work. The price of this book is only 2s., and it is so prettily bound and generally attractive as to prove a valuable gift. The delightful singing of the Blue Ribbon Choir was a marked feature of Friday evening's meeting. PUBLIC WELCOME TO LADY HENRY SOMERSET. Our readers will see by an advertisement in another column that the doors of Wood-street Chapel, Cardiff, will be opened at 6.30 this (Saturday) evening. There will be representa- tives present from all the local temperance societies, and the meeting will, no doubt, be of a most interesting' nature. SUNDAY SERVICES. The following is the lint of the Sunday evening services to be conducted by ladies of the British Women's Temperance Association :— Wood-street Congregational Church: MA. R. Pearsall Smith (H.W.S.), London. Stir-street Congregational Church: Mrs. J. L. Aukland, London. Friends' Meeting house, Charles-street: Miss Phillips, Tottenham. Canton Wesleyu.ii Chapel: Mrs. Pearson, Notting- ham. Clive-road-hall: Mrs. E. L. Massingsberd, Grimbsy. Grangetown-hall: Mrs. Bailhaehe, London. Salvation Army, Stuart-hall: Mrs. FIetcher, Lon- don. Roath Bible Christian: Mrs. J. D. M'Kinnon, Dum. fries. Cathays Bible Christian: Mrs. Dr. Hughes (" Gwyneth Vaugiiaii "). Penarth (Arcot-street) Wesleyan Church: Miss Bessie Gordon, Chicago. Canton Primitive Methodist: Mrs. Inglis, Barry. Cathays Primitive Methodist: Miss Hood, London. Charles-street Congregational Church Miss M. C. Goriiatn. Bute-street Sailors' Rest: Miss Shilston, LL.A., London. All the above services commence at 6 30 p.m. Mrs. Benjamin Lamb (London) is also ex- pected to address a gathering of police-con- stables.
Interesting Chat with Lady Henry Somerset. I do not think Sunday Closing in Cardiff, even in its present imperfect form, a failure. The proximity of Cardiff to the English border is a terrible obstacle in the way of all good effects likely to arise from the enforcement of the Sunday Closing Act in Cardiff itself," said Lady Henry Somerset in the course of a con- versation on Friday. Yet one of its immediate results is the ex- tensive spread of shebeens," I replied. "We must remember that Cardiff is in a transition state, and at the present moment merely learning the A B C of total abstinence. When gambling houses were first put down by law hundreds of illicit houses were started, but to-day they have all disappeared. As teetotalism advances a like fate will overtake the shebeens in Cardiff." If you will glance at the Black List' you will find they are at present a very real and terrible disgrace." The law which deals with them must be made more stringent. In Portland, Maine, similar difficulties were overcome in a very short space of time with stringent legal measures, and now that the police are proceeding against the frequenters as well as the keepers of shebeens in Cardiff, the way will become much easier." Can you recommend any measure which will abolish shebeens?" "Certainly not by the opening of hotels even for an hour on a Sunday. In America, the law has done it. It is the law which must do it here, though there are many elements in Cardiff, such as her com- mercial position and her cosmopolitan popula- tion, which tend, probably, to delay their sup- pression." v To foreigners, of course, teetotalism is unknown." '.Ah their drinking among us is such a very different thing from the enjoyment of their light wines in their cafes chaniants. Havre, which was bright and happy until the Englishman opened his gin palaces there, has become under this innovation a perfect 'Inferno.' Let me say how pleased I am to meet ladies in journalism," concluded her ladyship, as her attention was called to other business. "This is a critical moment, at which woman must intelligently appreciate both her influence and her power."
DESERTING TO ENGLAND. Newport Footballer Joins Bradford Club. A telegram from our Bradford correspondent states that Cooper, who played for Newport last year, has joined the Bradford Club. The York- shire Senior Competition Committee have granted the transfer of Cooper to the Bradford Club subject to the approval of the Welsh Rugby Union. Cooper, who is a. compositor, has spent the present week as a. holiday in Bradford, staying with a friend, and has re- ceived an appointment on the staff of the Brad- ford Observer. He returned to Abergavenny on Friday night, and will not play with Bradford until formalities have been amicably settled.
MATE'S CRUELTY DOUBTFUL. Charged with Mauslaughter, but Testimony Differs. The Marine Board inquiry into the alleged gross misconduct on the part of Captain Gomm, first mate of the ship Garsdale, from Cardiff to 'r Tacoma, wa.s resumed at Hull on Friday.— Evidence for the defence was called, Captain Moignard giving the defendant an excellent character, and stating that he had no knowledge of the alleged cruelty towards the deceased apprentice. The deceased was dirty, and wit- ness had thrashed him for stealing stores. It was not a humane thing to keep the boy aloft in the rain for four hours without breakfast, and had he known he would not have allowed it. — The senior appren- tice said the deceased was dirty and untruthful and cheeky. Defendant was un- popular with the crew, and witness had heard them say they would make it hot for him. The defendant might have threatened the appren- tices if they gave evidence against him.—The defendant next called gave a categorical denial to all the allegations of cruelty. He had boxed the deceased's ears four or five times, but never kicked him. The second mate mast-headed him, and on account of the attention the ship re- quired witness forgot him, but called him down as soon as he noticed him. Deceased died in his arms.—The court then adjourned until to-day (Saturday) when decision will be given.
Claims Crugybar. FURTHER CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CONTROVERSY. A Century Old Tune Accentuated, Modified and Improved. TO THJE EDITOR SIR,—Apropos of the dispute now pending between Mr. D. Emlyn Evans and Mr. J. Cledan Williams as to the latter's claim of authorship of this glorious hymn tune, perhaps' as a, native of the old place which has given its name to the tune, I may claim a right to put a word sideways into the present controversy. Mr. Cledan Williams's claimed right to the tune is based on the fact that he has changed the accent and modified the melody of an old hymn tune, which was widely popular in this district as far back as a hundred years ago, at any rate in the year 1800, and of which the following is an exact copy as it was sung in that year by my grandmother, from whom my mother (who has an accurate ear for music, and whose voice is still good)1 t it about the years 1838 or 1839 From a comparison of the above with Crugy. bar" it will be observed that they are strikingly similar. The chief points of difference between the two tunes are—(1) accent (this is the chief point of difference), and (2) introduction of syn- copated notes. Mr. Williams has changed the measure in Crugybar" by introducing synco- pated notes at the second note of each measure. Were this simple means used in the old tune before us it would be as nearly as possible like Crugybar." On the introduction of the latter tune by Mr- Cledan Williams at Crugybar Chapel a few years ago, I remember many old people re- marking, on hearing it rendered for the first time, Why, this tune is only a slight re-arrangement of the old tune our fathers and mothers used to sing long ago" (meaning 60 or 70 years ago and later), and, to show the difference, at my request one of them sang the old version, which was identical in every detail with the above copy (see first piece of music). In my opinion the present tuae "Crugy bar," as arranged by Mr. Williams, il superior to the old (as all music-loving Wales wil freely admit), and to him everyone whose heart has been been stirred to devotion and a longing for the fair visions o fryniau Caersalem" whilst singing it will readily render a tribute of thanks but to cl im sole authorship and say it is not a national air" is simply preposterous. I may also add that the foot-nete, "Hon oedd y don a ganai Nansi Crugybar pan yn nofio i dangnefedd," affixed to the tune in Mr. Cledan Williams's Moliant Seior. is pure fiction and only a poetic, and withal sentimental, remark of the Rev. J. Bowen Jones, of Brecon. But Mr. Cledan Williams's action in inserting the remark is of itself an admission that the tune was, in some form or other, in vogue in Nansi's time, and, therefore, not an original production of his, for Nansi died in 1833, before Mr. Williams came into existence. A more im- portant point still is that in Mr. Williams's book, "Moliant Seion," where he first published Crugybar," he does not claim authorship of it, but signs it simply, Hen Alaw Gymreig. Cyng. (Harmonised by) J. Cledan Williams." Nansi Jones-the Miriam of bygone Cymric revivals—was remarkable for her magnificent singing, but, from what I can gather from her contemporaries, it does not appear that the eld tune now called Crugybar" was more a favourite of her's than any other tune, neither can the place known as Crugybar claim an ancient monopoly of it either. I have told my story simply and truly, and fearlessly make the assertion that the now well- known and popular" Crugybar" is nothing more nor less than a slight modification of the old tune given above, and that the former has no more claim of being styled original" than a restored or renovated building can be called original. Thanking you in anticipation for inserting this in the Western Mail, which I consider a better medium on account of its enormous cir- culation than our Welsh Blusical periodicals,—I am, &c., A. S. THOMAS (" ANELLYDD "). Crugybar, Llanwrda R.S.O., Sept. 27. [We have also received a reply to Mr. Emlyn Evans by Mr. J. Cledan Williams, which wil appear in our next issue.—ED. W.M.]
WILSON QUIETING DOWN. Speaks Reasonably about the Wages Question. Addressing a meeting of sailors at North Shields, Mr. J. H. Wilson, M.P., said he thought they were fairly entitled to ask an advance of wages from the shipowners, seeing that freights had now considerably in- creased. The shipowners always said they were quite prepared to pay fair and reason- able wages when freights were good. Well, he did not know what the shipowners called good freights, because his experience of ship- owners was that even in the very best of times they were losing money, never ipaking any. Men whom he knew personally fifteen or twenty years ago, who were worth no more than he was, could now live in large man- sions, keep their shooting boxes and their car- riages, and all round looked very prosperous. Yet they had been "losing money" all the time. They would judge the question on its merits. A week or two ago ships were taking cargoes to London for 3s. 4d. and 3s. 6d. He was prepared to admit that was a very low freight indeed, and it did not leave very much profit for the shipowner, but since then the freight had gone up. He found the Temon chartered to London for 4s. 3d. That was an advance of 9d. a ton, a pretty substantial advance. Stettin was done at 4s. 7J2d. then Galatz to Dieppe, 5s.; Alexandria from Blyth, 5s.; Rouen, 6s. 3d; Commonwealth chartered to London, 4s. 3d., 1,000 tons; another vessel for Nicolaief at 7s. He found a steamer from the Wear to London was char- tered at 4s. 6d., even 3d. better than the Newcastle Quayside. From Cardiff the Glen- dower was chartered for London at 5s. 3d. Surely that at once proved that the ship- owners were doing fairly well at the present time, and he thought that they were entitled to ask that they should give the men an advance of wages while they were doing so well. The Union did not want to be unreasonable. He thought they ought to have at least Is. a week advance in the weekly waepp. and 5s. a mouth advance in the monthly wages, making £ 4 5s. all round for the monthly boats and 31s. for the weekly boats. Mr. Wilson then called for a show of hands to test the opinion of the meeting, the result being a. unanimous vote in favour of making the demand. He then undertook to write to the shipowners informing them that on and after Monday next they wanted the advance named, and in doing so he thought they were only doing their duty.and acting in a reasonable way.
Italian King to Visit English Warships. The Central News correspondent telegraphs from Rome on Friday — The Austrian Squadron of nineteen warships is at present at Salonica, and it is announced will next proceed to some port in Italy. A Ministerial council is reported to have had under consideration the question as to whether political interests would be furthered by a visit of King Humbert to the English Squadron whilst at Genoa, since President Carnot has decided to go to Toulon. It is stated that the Italian Ministers have arrived at a decision that the visit of the King of Italy to the English Fleet would be opportune. The statement is confirmed.
Veterinary Surgeon Committed for Perjury. Arthur John Blake, a prominent Bournemouth veterinary surgeon, was on Friday committed for trial to the assizes by the Poole magistrates for wilful perjury in that court last March, in connection with a. case of cruelty to a horse in which he had given evidence.
ZOLA NEED NOT APPLY. Cardiff Librarian will not Have His Books. I don't know much of Zola myself," said Mr. Ballinger, chief librarian at Cardiff Free Library, never having read a line of him, but I understand that The Dream' and The Downfall' are the only ones of his works which can be pronounced absolutely clpan, and they are both on our shelves." "You see," proceeded Mr. Ballinger, "we have a large French-reading public in Cardiff who have to be catered for, not merely people who read French novels in translation, but who read them in the original, and these people have to be catered for." But what of Zola ? "I should never recommend my committee to purchase a set of his works. It is my idea that a free library should fix a standard in literature, and that those who want fiction under that standard should purchase for themselves. Now and again we make mistakes inadvertently,-we did so with 's works (naming a well- known French author), but they are now being weeded out. Weeded reminded the Western Mail man of Ouida, and he asked if she was represented on the shelves. "No, we haven't her," replied Mr. Ballinger decidedly; then correcting himself, "we have one—' Pipistrello,' and Pipistrello' and Moths' are the only ones I have read of Ouida's." What is the demand for Zola? This was a question Mr. Ballinger could not answer off-hand, but after discussion with his lieutenant, Mr. Shepherd, he informed the Western Mail man that "The Dream" and The Downfall" were asked for very often, and Nana" occasionally. "But you shall see the blocks," added the head librarian, and accord- ingly the blacks (small cards giving the career of each volume) were brought, from which the following interesting details were furnished French copy of "Downfall," purchased by the library November 11, 1892, had been issued since that time to readers 14 times; English edition ditto, purchased February 4, 1893, issued 22 times another English copy, purchased June 16, issued 11 times; two English copies of "The Dream," purchased April 4, had gone out 20 times.
Some Tall Shooting. At the North London Rifle Club meeting on Wednesday soores of 99, 96, and 94 were made out of a possible 105 points. The leading man for the club jewels has an aggregate of 289 for four shoots-the fine average of 97J; per shoot. Mr. W. Winans, the American millionaire, made 41 out of the possible 42 with the revolver at 20 yards, but was beaten later on by Lieutenant Varley, Hon Artillery Company, who made the highest possible.
"ADVICE TO MOTHERS."—Are you broken In your rest by a sick child suffering with the pain of cutting teeth ? Go at once to a chemist and set 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. per bottle. E2 8
Tragedy in Caricature. BUT IT MAY WAKEN UP CARDIFF CORPORATION. That where there's a. will there's a way Is a maxim in accord with truth, I think an assumption That no men of gumption Deny from the time of their youth. But still County Councillors may From this general sentiment shrink- The thoughts of the great Are not, I miy state, The thoughts that we commoners think. A tala of a town I've to tell, Where the folks had a natural bent For learning to swim; A popular whim To which they all wished to give rent. Their Council was all very well In municipal management, but This yearning aquatic They thought idiotic, And answered, "Pooh, pooh and" Tut, tut! The craving, however, grew strong, Till nigh mid, in a. pitiful plight, The whole population Of high and low station One day to the river took flight. They reached it, a passionate throng, But they paused, for instead of a flood They saw with a greeting That won't bear repeating A mighty deposit of mud. The crisis was now at its height, And as ev'ry good crisis should do, With proper behaviour, Provided a saviour; In this case d-l kuows who." He wrote to the papers and quite Made a hit with a plot he had planned To fill a place brimming With water for swimming, And all thought the idea I I Grand," They prayed to their Council to heed, But the Council was still too perverse And hopes tried to shatter, Ignoring the matter, But only made things rather worse. The people s&id Swimming we need," And by you we'll be thwarted no more "— They rushed to the slaughter, They did without water, Ahd swam in their councillors' gore. s. Asylum, Bridgend, September 27th, 1893.
District News. CARDIFF. SPECIAL NOTICE.—New Goods for the Present Season in Ladies' Skirts and Blouses. White and Coloured Skirts, Corsets, Fancy and Plain Hosiery, Fabric and Kid Gloves, White and Fancy Aprons, Mob Caps, Laces, Frillings and Fall Nets, Linen and Silk Handkerchiefs, Large Assortment of Children's Pinafores, Frocks, Costumes, and Millinery in all its Newest Styles.-W. Lates, Ladies' and Children's Underclothier, 28 and 30, Royal Arcade, Cardiff. TOOLS TOOLS !!—Forall kinds of Carpenters', 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 Lamps, Mill Puff, Furnishing Ironmongery, &c., bes alue at John Williams, 289, Bute-street, Cardiff.
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A Double Treachery. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and there was no other course open but to convict, and yet not a soul in the court—judge, jury, or spectators—believed in her guilt. There she stood, white and resolute, with a stramje look in the eyes that gazed straight forward, turning neither to right nor left, lest they should light on one face amongst the crowd. She had nothing to say beyond the one fact that she was guilty; that she said and stuck to it. How should any of them believe it? She did not look a thief, she had no motive for doing it that anyone could discover, and the whole tenour of her previous life was against the probability. Yet she said she had taken the money, and certainly nobody else could be discovered to have done it. So Edith Ferris went to prison. She had t vo terrors to shake her soul and make her sick and faint with fear, and as yet neither of these things had come to pass. Her adopted father had not come near her, and she had heard nothing of her lover. Colin Godfrey was abroad when the thing had happened, and could barely have got Dack by this time, but he might arrive at any time. She felt that he had been in the court when she was standing there in djpen shame. What would he say to her? Her head rested wearily against the wall, and the wall was not responsive to her pres- sure: it gave her no comfort. Suddenly the door opened, and Colin Godfrey himself stood before her. She uttered & sharp cry, and the colour rushed to her white face. Edie, what is all this ?" he asked her itenderly, without a touch of doubt or reproof .&S his voice. i TrfShe shrank away from him. Go away she said in a hoarse, uncertain ^.oice. "You cannot come near me, Colin." 7i But I am here, and where else should I pbe? Are you not to be my wife?" All that is over," and she tried to draw herself out of his hands. "You know what has happened, what they say of me, what I have done?" I know what you have done," he answered, with grave confidence. "If I could have got here one day sooner you should not have done it." Then you know that for all the rest of L my lithe whole world will look upon me as a thief, and you, being an honourable man, must let me alone for ever." I, being an honourable man, shall stick to my promised wife through thick and thin. Nonsense, Edie; all I want is to know the truth. I have come to hear that, and see how I can help you." I cannot tell you anything more than you know. It is hopeless, hopeless, Colin!" she cried in desperation. "You cannot do other than leave me." Nonsense," he said again. Come, Edie, tell me the story. Trust me in this matter as I trust you in all things." "I cannot." "Love, I must know. See, this is what they tell me -That you, my Edie, go to stay with the Marston-Silfields, and that Marston-Silfield brings home to his house the money with which he means to pay the workmen who have just finished the priv,i.be chapel. On the morrow, when he goes to the safe for the money it is gone, and only he and his wife and you, my Edie, knew that it had been there. Marston-Silfield is a hot-tempered fool; he blurts it all out at once and sends for the village policeman, and Edie, my Edie, says that she has taken it. Now you must tell me the truth." "Colin, I cannot. You must not ask me. If it were possible—but I cannot tell you anything. I must suffer-I have suffered. You must not ask—you must not try to- you must believe that I am guilty, as I have said." He looked at the white desperation of her faoe, and knew that she was resolved. Very well, Edie," he said resignedly; if I yield to you in this you must yield to me in everything else. When your time comes for leaving here I shall fetch you away; I shall make you mine altogether, and listen to no protests. Has your father been to you, or his wife, or Mrs. Marston- Silfield?" She shook her head. No one had been to her, no one; and to him who had come she would not give what he asked. "My father could not come," she whis- pered. Remember his pride. I have been as his own daughter. On, Colin, you must forget me, too—forgive me, if you "can, and go!" Before he went he contrived to soothe her with a hundred comforting and re-assuring words, and though Edith told herself that he would think scorn of her when he viewed her position in the light of the world's opinion, a faith in her lover's faithfulness would still abide in her heart. He was as good as his word. When the day came he took her away, married her, in spite of her protests, and went abroad with her. When they returned they settled down quietly, and Society, which had long ago forgotten to puzzle over the Silfield robbery, received them as any other couple might have been received. Colin Godfrey, however, did not forget the matter. He had promised his wife, and he kept his promise, not to question, her or attempt by other means to solve the mystery, and she did not divulge the secret in her sleep. Colonel Silfield had long ago forgiven the step-daughter who was so exceedingly dear to him, but Coi n had not forgiven him, and he I ad as little forgiven the Marston-Sil- fields for their share in the transaction. He had at first believed that Mrs. Marston- Silfield was the true culprit, but that, on rejection, proved as impossible as that it should be Edie; besides, she had been away with her husband on the evening when the robbery must have taken place. No one, so tar as could be discovered, had been to the house uuring that time; the servants were, most of them, away at a village festivity, and, moreover, they none of them knew of the existence of the money. People have been proved to have robbed themselves before now, but Marston-Silfield could not have served any purpose by so doing, and Edie would have seen no reason to sacrifice herself to screen him. The mystery remained a mystery. For six years Edie lived under a cloud, and then her stepfather fell ill. His wife wrote, at his urgent request, to beg Mrs. Godfery's presence, and the Godferys went. Ida had always been jealous of her husband's love for Edie, and the ladies met with little cordiality; but still they preserved the peace, and between them everything was done to cheer and comfort the Colonel's dying bed. He died, and Colin was well satisfied to see his wife trying to comfort the heart- broken widow. Some kind of barrier seemed to have given way between them, for Ida did not fling fiercely away from her as she would have done but a short time before. It was arranged that the Godhrys should s outstay the rest of the funeral guests, and Ida had volunteered to discuss her own plans with them before they left. Edie was restless and disturbed as the time drew near for Ida's appearance. Once or twice she began to speak, and broke off again. At last, as she heard Ida's approaching foot- step, she laid her hand on her husband's arm. Colin, I would have told you everything if it had been possible. You know I would ?" Yes, dear," he answered, kissing her; and she waited for him to be surprised. She did not know that she was to be equally surprised herself. Ida came in. A look of resolution took the place of Her utter despondency as she faced the two who awaited her. I have an explanation to make to both of you," she said and I have a matter to lay before you for your decision. My husband has, as you see, left his property equally divided between Edith iand me. That was my doing. I thought that it was right; but if, when you have heard me, you think I should resign my share, it shall be as you decide." You know what I was when Colonel Silfield met me and married mj—a governess, with some thirty pounds a year of my own. You do not know, any more than he did, that I was a widow, with a grown-up son. Yes; I was thirty-eight, and he was twenty, and I did not think his acquaintance would induce Colonel Silfield to marry me. He never knew of Herbert's existence, nor where the mas, of my yearly allowance went to. He trusijd me too utterly even to think how I spent it. Edith knew my son as the brother of a dear old pupil of mine, now dead," she said, with a ring of mockery. I rather wished Edith to fall in love with him her money would be useful to him, and, though I did not think his wife would be a very happy woman, I could bear that, for my husband was too fond of Edie for me to love her dearly. But it did not happen. "Herbert was a troublesome son. He loved money, without loving the work of earning it. I supplied him, so far as I could, by stinting myself; but at last he came with a demand that I could not supply. He wanted a hundred pounds, more or less, to complete the sum with which he proposed to sail to America. I would have given all I possessed to know him safely started on uch a voyage, but there was nothing more that I could give; he had fleeced me already. "I bethought me of Edie; she had money of her own, if I could persuade her to give or lend it. She was then at the Marston- Silfields', and, going out as if for a walk, I took the train to the nearest station, and went up quietly to their house. Herbert went with me. I meant, if I could get the cheque I hoped for, to start him back to London that very night. By luck, I saw Edith working in the drawing-room, and went straight in to her. I told her a story that was half the truth, and, for all that, saw that she did not believe me. She taunted me with extrava- gance, and accused me of deceiving her father, and we both grew angry, so that we took no especial notice of what went on round us. Full rf wrath and disappointment, I went back from my bootless errand, and was amazed, when I met Herbert at the gate, to find him take my failure so con- tentedly. He went up to London that night, and when the news came on the morrow I knew why he was so well content. He had stolen the money I knew, too, tha,t Edith supposed that I had done it" and that for her father's sake she would not let one who bore his name be accused of theft. Herbert was safe and my secret was safe. "My husband is dead now. I do not care for my secret—I only wanted to keep his love to the last. Let me get away and then you can clear Edith's name. I will give up my husband's legacy, if you say I should. There is Herbert's confession." She flung a paper on the table and waited. Take the money and go said Edith, hoarsely. Oh, Colin, Colin I would not have done you this wrong for any sake but his. And she let him die believing that of me Ida crept abashed from the room, but she lives still a respected member of society, for Edith refused to be publicly cleared, and only a vague rumour of the truth has ever got abroad. Probably no one beyond the four mainly concerned know the real solution of the Silfield secret.—" Cassell's Saturday Journal."
Wife: You'll be sorry for the way you treated me when I'm in the silent grave. Husband: Are you sure it will be silent?
Wise and Otherwise. Mr. Bridie: Did you discharge the cook? Mrs. Bridie: I meant to; but I gathered from her language that she discharged me. Mrs. Aye: You don't mean to say that Hattie has actually gone and engaged her- self to that Bolsterer fellow? Why, she hardly knows him Mrs. Bee: That's why she became engaged to him. Mrs. Fangle: I've advertised for a ser- vant the whole week with no result. Mrs. Cumso: Well, I advertised for a good-looking lady-help, and had thirty-four to select from the first day. Young Man: I should like to ask your advice, sir, as to whether you think your daughter would make me a suitable wife? Lawyer: No, I don't think she would. Six-and-eightpenoe, please. Minnie: I had such a shock last evening. Just as I started to go into the house a great horrid man jumped out from behind a tree and tried to kiss me. What do you think of that? Mamie: I think he must have been crazy. "I remember as well as if it only happened yesterday that in my younger days I once walked twenty miles at a stretch for the purpose of thrashing a hated rival." "And did you return on foot?" "No they brought me back in an ambulance." He: Is your father wealthy? She: Yes. He: Is he old ? She: Very. He: Mother dead? She: Yes. He: Is your temper good? She: They say so. He: Well, I'll make a memorandum, and perhaps I may see you again before the close of the season. Old Topington: What's au this nonsense about people being able to find water with the Vivining-rod ? There's no magic about it; it is mere instinct. I could find the water myself. Resper: Very likely; but somebody would have to mix some whisky with it first. A friend complained to ioidney Smith of long and weary nights of sleeplessness. The Dean instantly pronounced his own sermons an infallible soporific. "I wW send them to you," he said, "but take care that you put the candle in a safe place, or you will sleep r so sound you will be burnt to death." The solemnity of the recent Burns cele- bration at Edinburgh was relieved by the venerable Professor Blackie, who succeeded in firing off one of his best jokes. When the programme was half finished, a short interval was allowed to the vocalists. Then the professor suddenly rose, walked to the edge of the platform, and, caressing his flowing locks, said: I will take the ad- vantage of this pause The audience, supposing he was going to favour them with a song, broke into loud and prolonged cheering, the enthusiasm lasting several minutes. Silence having at last been ob- tained, the professor completed the sentence by adding: "To stretch my legs," Mark Twain the other day told a story which illustrates the point that all book- sellers, alert and generally accurate as they are, are not a final authority in literary matters. Mrs. Clemens and a friend recently went into a bookshop in New York, and called for a copy of Taine's "Ancient Re- gime." "Beg pardon," said the seller; "what book did you say?" Mrs. Clemens repeated the author and title of the book. Going to the rear of the shop, the man soon returned, only to inquire: "May I ask you to repeat the name of the author?" "Why, Taine," replied Mrs. Clemens, be- coming a little annoyed. Assuming an air of superior knowledge, and looking it his customers with a sympathetic smile, lie re- marked "Pardon me, madam, but you have the name a little wrong. You mean Twain -not Taine." A good story is told of Mr. William Morris in "Lippincott's." The poet is described as a short-set, broad-shoulaered man of robust build, with keen, lustrous eyes, a curly mane of tangled grey hair, and a long flowing beard. He habitually affects the roughest apparal, his general get-up being decidedly nautical. Not very long since, while he was sauntering through one of the crooked river-side streets in the old part of London, he was overhauled by a seafaring man. "Avast there!" cried the stranger. "Don't I know you? Weren't you once mate of the brig Sea Swallow?" To be taken for a sailor was delightful, but to be mistaken for the mate of a ship with so poetic a name was simply glorious. "Yes, I am he," replied Mr. Morris; and, locking arms with the stranger, he piloted him to the nearest tavern and filled him with meat and drink. A traveller on the continent, visiting the cathedral of was shown by the sacris- tan, among other marvels, a dirty opaque glass phial. After eyeing it some time, the traveller said: "Do you call this a relic ? Why. it's empty." Empty!" retorted the sacristan, indignantly. "Sir, it contains some of the darkness that Moses spread over the laiii of Egypt." A little boy three years old, who slept in a crbi in his parents' bedroom, was lying awake one morning whilst his mother was dressing, his father meanwhile sleeping peace- fully, and snoring somewhat loudly. Sud- denly the child exclaimed: "A moo cow, mumma!" "Where, dear?" said the mother, looking round the room in astonishment. "Inside dadda," was the reply. Driver: "D'y'ear, Bill, d'yer know what I wishes? I wishes I was as wet inside as I am out, and as dry outside as I am in." Conductor: "I wishes you was, Jack, and as I was you." Fare: "Hi, conductor!" Couductor: "That's me, mum." Driver: "No, it ain't, Bill; you're a low conductor." Fare: "Are you full inside, eonductcr?" Conductor: "Try nie with a pine, mum, an' see A daughter of Lady M'Garel Hogg, dining out a few evenings before one of her mother's fashionable balls, was asked by a gentleman, who did not know who she was, if she was going to the "Piggeries" (the slang name for Lady Hogg's abode) on the occasion. "Of course I am," was the frank reply; "I happen to be one of the litter." It is said that the Crown Prince of Ger- rrany is a very bright boy. While at the pdace at Potsdam the prince amused him- self by trying to make a donkey draw a cart, but the stubborn donkey wouldn't go. "Your donkey has great will power," said the Emperor, who was watching him. "Oh, no, papa," replied the boy, "it isn't his will power that troubles me; it's his won't power. He won't go." Disraeli, when Prime Minister, attending a wedding breakfast, was accosted by a gentleman sitting opposite to him with the words: "You don't remember me, Lord Beaconsfield. I remember when you and I tutting on high stools in 's office." Dieraeli, who was eating a salad at the time, took no notice of this remark. Presently the individual continued: "I suppose, my lord, you have forgotten all about those days." Disraeli, who was devouring his salad, "like a second Nebuchadnezzar," looked at his interrogator, and in a deep voice said: "You, sir, appear to have for- gotten something—to whom you are speak- ing." A well-known music-hall comedian once entered a hatter's establishment in Regent- street to have his hat ironed. While stand- ing bare-headed in the shop a certain Bishop came in, and, mistaking him for one of the assistants, handed him the his hat, with hat remark: "Have you a hat like that?" The comedian took the hat, which was of the shape usually worn by bishops, and after turning it about and apparently well examining it, he handed it back. "No," he said; "but if I had I'd be hanged if I'd wear it."
EXPOSiTiON BOUND. A young, tired, honest and kindly-looking couple sat beside me o nthe boat the other morning, Exposition bound, and they had much to say to each other. I overheard this "Frank, how much money have you got left ?" Thirty-eight dollars." "What? Do you mean to tell me, Frank Whipple, that it's cost us sixty-two dollars already?" "That's what I mean." "Oh, Frank, and we could have bought thab lovelv parlour set!" "Oh, confound the parlour set, Myra. Why, we've seen enough here to last us all our lives in thinkin' and talkin'. I'd rather sit on a tub o' butter an' eat my meals off the top of the sink than to have missed this." And I applauded Frank very quietly for his good sense. Printed and Published by the Proprietors, Messrt Daniel Owen and Co. (Limited), at the WESTEBH MAIL" Temporary Offices, Tudor-road, Cardiff, ia County of Glamorgan. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 29, 1893,