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The King of Games. CHIPS FROM BLOCKS FAR AND NEAR. Gossip from Every Point of the Compass. Now, all you lads, good sport who love, Come listen unto me. I'll tell you just the likely scores This afternoon will see. My tips are framed, and safely you Upon them may rely. You'll bless the man who spun 'em out, In the sweet by and bye. First, Cardiff versus District claims Of course the premier place. You'll not expect the District to Outrun 'em in the race. A clinking game will Cardiff have, And win it through their backs The District cannot hold its own Against their fierce attacks. Though Gaffer Francis try the trick That brought proud Swinton low ('Twas he indeed that saved the match, As all you sportsmen know), This time his prowess bold will not 'Gainst Cardiff's team prevail. A goal, two tries, into a goal Is my prophetic tale. Next, Taff with bruises handicapped, And aching bones withal, Against the gallant butcher boys Essay to try a fall. Penarth, a packet of surprise, Might very easy prove, But still I cannot give the score Save in the following groove. To Swansea one dropped goal we place, And likewise, too, a try. Penarth one lonely try will score- Dear laddies, don't you cry. Tis yours to stick and keep right en And hold the goal in view, That Swansea some day you may meet And give her beanlets, too. Now next upon my list behold Llanelly take its stand Against Treorky from the hills" The victory to command. Tinplaters rise, adjust your socks, For sake of auld lang syne— A goal, two tries against a try, 'Tis thus to-day you'll shine. Victorious will the Tinmen be, And Neath victorious, toe: The latter in their turn take on The Pontardawe crew. Now Neath are making gallant strides, And should the victors be: Two goals unto a try will form Their likely score, you'll see. Then Morriston will take the palm And Aberavon smash, With Conway Bees to give 'em tastes Of his old pluck and dash. A goal, three tries to nil, should shake Their nerves, and Pontypridd By goal and try to try will make A Mountain (H)ash indeed! THE OFFICE POET. Llanelly has got a crisis of a peculiarly viru- lent character. The players have got out of hand a bit, and the committee have the triple job before them of purging the combination of a rebellious spirit, making an honourable peace with the junior clubs, and getting out of debt. Sufficient for the season is the evil thereof. Players are hard to manage, because in Llanelly the number is limited, and a man with a swell-head can easily work a corner. Daniels, who is a vioe-captain of a peculiar kind, assists the committee by leading the mutiny—conduct for which he should be reduced to the ranks, and, if necessary, ejected. Better no football at all than football "bossed" by a Daniels. But that is one sore which can be healed by firm treatment. There is another that wants "Well Collared." louching up. Good fellowship is not cultivated ai the team, and the captain sets a bad example. Fancy one little coterie taking their rub- down at a swell hotel, and leaving the training- room to the others! This won't do at all. 'I play for sport, and I don't get it with the first," was the reply of a youngster, whose team is like a band of brothers-and as mischievous as mon- keys. Percy Lloyd strikes me as player who has just missed being a real good ,'un. Llanelly people have spoiled him. He learnt all he knows a bit too soon. The result is that he takes liberties with the play which would not be tolerated in some towns where the com- mittee have a real hold on the players. He can't take the ball on the drop, which is exactly what Every never fails to do. Yet, in the Morriston match, Percy twice at least bobbed in between Every and the ball and missed it every time.' A sharp captain would have stopped this oaper, but Lloyd is the captain—and no one chides him for this and for hugging the ball until it is too late for anyone else to do anything with it. When he does get away the pace is terrific, but half his success is due to a happy forgetfulness that there are fourteen othe players wanting a chance. I want to see Percy Lloyd taking up the reins in earnest, promoting sociability in the team, checking faults, and ceasing to be a bad example. Above all things, it is necessary for him to fill his ears with wadding, so as not to do the wrong thing merely because the crowd shout when he gets on the run. Charlie Arthur ought to have some ilea ef hew this afternoon's game will go. This morn- ing I tried to get his views. He was a bit guarded in his statement, but was willing- to admit that there were one or two good men playing in the district team, and that the m uch as giving an idea. of local junksv talent, ought to be valuable. Quite my opinion. Cardiff, he says, ought to cross the district about half a dozen They Wt&y, cf course, but, believe me, I don't think they will. There will probably be some do-or-die features in to-day's game. There are one or two men in the team against Cardiff to-day that will require a lot of looking after. Harris is opposite Biggs, and the latter is a big handful for any one to attend to. The St. David's man, however, is no slouch on the wing. Ho can start lively whenever he gets -???. I A Tight Scrimmage. I held of the leather, and his times in recent sprints suggest that he wants some catching when he fairly gets away. Mills, on the other wing, is a bit lively, too. He is an old saint," although he assists Cathays now. Once, when he played against the Cardiff second team, an official of the blue and blacks expressed no small surprise at the lively manner in which Charley threaded his way through his opponents. The secretary of the Cardiff Club is of the opinion that Cardiff have a better team this year than ever they have had since the days of the redoubtable Hancock. The forwards, he imagines, are all right, not over heavy, but clever and fast-an eight that want a lot of beating. The halves and three-quarters are sound, but not enough has been seen of Smith- son to say how he will turn out in the posi- tion of custodian. Although Williams, who played in the recent trial matches for Cardiff, has not yet found his way into the first string, the committee have a good opinion of him. He will be given a bit of training in the Seconds before being put in the first fifteen. Cravos and Elsey are both unable to turn out this afternoon Dobson will therefore be seen in the front division of the blue and blacks. I hear that a new man is likely to be intro- duced into the Swansea First Fifteen against I He Stopped Another Man's Foot. Penarth this afternoon as one result of the acci- dents at the last match. It is certain that if Coke finds the weather too bad for him to play in his not over-strong condition the new man— Ball—will be trotted out. Ball is not unknown in Monmouthshire as a capable full back, but he has recently come to Swansea to reside, and the Swansea committee, noting his play with the second fifteen last week, spotted some merit, which they intend to utilise. I hope Ball will turn out a useful addition to the team. What thundering hypocrites we are," bawled an old-fashioned joker, who used to take somewhere in the seventies. What's the trouble," I mildly murmured. Simply this every bally club official in Wales is down on paymentfor broken time—veiled professionalism, thin end of wedge, and all that sort of guff." "Well, shouldn't they?" He gasped Shouldn't they, indeed Why, there are few first-class clubs that haven't paid or don't pay for broken time. They don't call it by that name, but a man with half an eye could find out clubs—and big ones, too—who do it all the time." What's the matter with Cooper? He has turned over Newport, and as soon as he gets his transfer will figure in the Bradford ranks. He has been in the North all the week, but returned to Abergavenny on Friday. He will only stay there long enough, however, to complete the necessary formalities of the transfer. The Yorkshire committee have not made any bones over the affair. Already they have granted Cooper a conditional transfer, and this looks as though they meant to have him whether the Newport club like it or not. Arthur Gould says that, so far as he knows, Cooper will assist the Usksiders this year, but when a friend asked Gould if Cooper had definitely promised his services this year the international captain replied, Oh, we don't ask fellows to make promises like that!" The captain of the Abergavenny Football Club stated the other day that Cooper would assist his team in their match against Dowlais on Bailey Park to-day. In- the absence of Cooper from the Newport quartette the third line will be Dauncey and Young on the wing, with Charley Thomas and Arthur Gould in the centre. Edmunds, of Usk, is a promising three-quarter. He will be tried in the Newport second string for a time. He will probably be given a trial in the first later on. The match at Newport to-day may end any- how. Gould thinks Newport ought to win, but as they have never taken on Birkenhead before he I Preparing for a Kick at Goal. could not say a lot about the match. Well, one never knows. The Llanelly committee ought to exercise more tact is tJaeir dealings with the junior 1.. teams. These young colts are skittish, but, under skilful treatment, could be made docile Just now, unfortunately, the juniors have a long string of injustices suffered. "We beat your A team twice last year," say the Sea-side Stars, and when you took away Ben Davies, Every, and Badger we decided to throw in our lot with the A.' But what happened Not one of us was selected. Between two stools we came to the ground." This must not happen again. Even- handed justice pays best in the long run. handed justice pays best in the long run. As for the juniors themselves, they deserve a dressing for standing off and letting the old club struggle along without them. Where is the old spirit of Llanelly, boys? They are merely biting off their own noses to spite the face. If football drops back at Llanelly it will be because they are not game enough and patriotic enough to sink little differences, and lend a hand to pull the old ship out of the breakers. "Play for the first! why we are better off," said ,one of these a few days ago. We have z66 in hand; the first is zE150 in debt." This is a spirit to keep under. These lads ought to think of something besides them- selves. It was not as they talk that those talked who, after one stubborn fight after another, worked the tin-plate town to the top of the tree. Oh, no; there was but one club then all others were but nurseries. I have done with preaching for the day. Llanelly will triumph over its difficulties, and emerge from these troubles stronger than ever -if the sons of Llanelly are but true to her. I is for the committee to work out the change,and every time they check a Daniels, chide a Lloyd when he deserves it, and win over a good .colt from the crowd of juniors I'll shout More power to their elbows." The Northerners have fairly cottoned to the four three-quarter game. On Saturday last I noticed some dozens of clubs, including Swinton, Salford, Oldham, Broughton Rangers, Leeds. Tydesley, Warrington, Wigan, Huddersfield, and Halifax, adopting the quartette system of three-quarters. We shall have to invent something new for the poachers to copy. The Leeds team, by the way, more out of compliment to the visit of F. R Alderson and the Hartlepool Rovers than anything else played four three-quarters. Whether the Rovers had gone wrong or Leeds had taken a particular fancy to the change cannot be ex- plained, but the visitors got a fearful licking to the tune of six goals to none. Cardiff must look out on November 22. Quite a miniature international will take place at Holloway, London, to-day where the London Caledonians meet their friends who represent gallant little Wales in the Metro- polis. Rumsey Williams will have a strong lot of Taffies in the field, and hopes that they will make a good show for the honour of the Father land. Referees have been known to give correct de- cisions. Irf civilised times the referee formed a succulent after-meal for the two teams. Nowa- days the practice seems to have become almost obsolete, and the poor official receives the un- kinder treatment of splenetic and venomous tirades of abuse. A proper referee should be short-sighted and have the gout. These quali- fications effectually obviate mistakes, for he cannot be far out if he penalise the, appealing side. The linesman has nothing much to do but wave a flag and argue with the crowd, but it is generally admitted he does it well. WELSH ATHLETE.
To-day's Matches. RESULTS AT A GLANCE. G. T. M. POINTS AT CARDIFF Cardiff 4 3 1 26 District 0 0 0 00 Cardiff 'Quins 5 2 1 31 Cardiff Star 0 1 2 3 AT PENARTH: Swansea 0 0 1 v 00 Penarth 0 0 1 00 AT LLANELLY: Llanelly 0 0 0 00 Treorky 0 0 0 00 AT MORRISTON: Morriston 0 0 0 00 Aberavon 0 0 0 00 AT PENYGRAIG Penygraig 0 0 0 00 Pontymoile 0 0 0 00 AT NEATH: Neath 0 0 0 00 Pontardawe 0 0 0 00 AT NEWPORT Newport 5 4 4 36 Birkenhead 0 0 1 00 AT GLOUCESTER Gloucester 0 0 0 00 Bristol. 0 0 0 00 CARDIFF V. DISTRICT UNION. Played on the Park before 5,000 spectators. Both teams were slightly altered in their composition, Dobson going into the Cardiff pack instead of Cravos. Wheeler and Harris were absent from the District team, their places being filled by Carthy, of Grange, and E. P. Biggs, of Cardiff. The teams lined up as follow:—Cardiff: Back, Smithson; three-quarter backs, T. W. Pearson, J. Elliott, D. Fitzgerald, and N. Biggs; half backs, R. B. Sweet-Escott and S. Biggs forwards, A. Lewis, W. Cope, W. Davies, R. Davies, R. Guinea, Dobson, Smith, and Ramsay. District Union: Back, W. Francis (Grangetown) three-quarter backs, C. Mills (Cathays), E. P. Biggs (Cardiff), E. Spillane (Star), and J. Evans (Grangetown) half backs, P. Ryan and Gus Carthy (Grangetown) forwards, T. M'Carthy and W. James (Grangetowu), C. R. Harding- (Canton), J. Spavin (Grang-etown), J. Casey (Star), T. Gunstone (Northern), G, Woodman (Graugetown), and E. Emery (Cathays). Referee, Mr. Douglas. The District won the toss, and Lewis started for Cardiff. Jack Evans returned to touch in the Cardiff 25, and after a line out the black and reds were nearly over, Carthy getting on to the line. Sweet-Escott and N. Biggs relieved slightly, but good kicking kept play on the home line, and, after the District had missed a chance of scoring, the home halves started some passing that went right along the line, and ended in Elliott giving Pearson a pass that put him over, although he was collared on the line. Biggs shot at goal, but hit the post. goal, but hit the post. Re-starting the Cardiff half was first visited, but good defence by tic backs kept them out, and the blue and blacks quartette getting an opening from S. Biggs some fine passing took the Cardiffians up to the District line. A couple of hot attempts were kept out, but after some long kicking between each side a long punt from Elliott dropped on the touch line by the District 25 flag. The de- fending side evidently thought it had been in touch, for no attempt was made to stop Lewis when the latter picked up the ball and walked in unopposed. N. Biggs easily kicked the goal. After this play stuck at half way. Carthy and Ryan each got away from the serum, but close tackling by S. Biggs spoilt each attempt at passing before it bad been fairly started. Moving slowly up to the District; 25 line Pearson and Swcc t-Escott initiated an attack that was disposed of by Evans and Francis. E. P. Biggs, however, let the blue and blacks in by failing to mabe a catch, and after a scrum had been fought out close on J the line R. B. Sweet-Escott sent out a pass that ended by Fitzgerald gettingiin close behind the posts. Biggs eon 1 verted. A bout of very even play in mid-field saw each side attack in turn, but the District men lacked method in their passing. At half-way a scrimmage was ended by Sweet-Escott slipping Ryan and starting some passing- which, after Fitzgerald and Biggs had each handled, was finished up by Elliott slipping- in with the fourth try, which Biggs converted. E. P. Biggs put in some good kicJriiif? on the re-start, which un'pitiy well in the Cardiff 25. Pearson relieved to the District half, where the black and reds were awarded a free. This enabled the District to get well into the (>-•••'• itl half. Spavin, by smart passing, looked like p tb ag- his side in, but just as he was passing Elliot (J rought him low, and the chance was spoilt. Long kicking- between Norman Biggs and Francis ended with honours even, and then the Dis- trict halves started some smart passing along the third line, which ended in Spillane stumbling. At half-time play was in mid-field, the score standing Cardiff 3 goals, 1 try, 1 minor District Union. Nil. Evans re-started for the District, and for a time "'ly stuck at midway. Pearson put play into the D I iei, with a h11l'e punt, and a. idn scrim- lUfW'it took place. Ryan got away 11'0)" y.ixi tine bout of passing between the backs took 1:; all: right up to SmitNmll. Here he passed over to Mills, but the xiavtly stumbling, was brought down, and a grand chance was lost. Forward play brought the game bock into the District quarters, where a poor return by Francis let the blue and blacks into close proximity to the line. A couple of hard scrums were fought out, then S. Biggs sent a pass out to Eseott, from him it went on to Norman Biggs, and then to FitsmMfl, The !#>$« sfcJeg W men -?- grandly, and ran in between the posts, Biggs convert- ing for the fourth time. Forward there was little to choose in the teams, but the home lot were, of course, immensely superior in the backs, the District for- wards passing being bad. Smithson moved play into the District half with a fine return punt, and after some scrambling- play on the District line, during which Fitzgerald got over, but was called back. Biggs made a mark, Jnd punted across to Pearson E. P. Biggs saved. Escott was next dangerous' but was brought down just on the line. A hard scrimmage was ended in favour of the district eight, but just as they seemed like reliving Biggs made his mark on the 25 line in front of goal. The shot went wide, however. G. Carthy replied badly to a punt of Norman Biggs, and let the Cardiffians into the District 25. The first scrum formed, however. saw Carthy get the ball away,and E, P Biggs went up the left wing to half-way. Ryan and Jack Evans were the next pair in motion, and the latter getting to half way found touch by the Cardiff 25. Jack Evans and Carthy each had narrow squeaks from getting in. A free to the District was taken by Francis, but the Cardiffians had the best of it, and a reply by Elliott being mulled play went into the, District half, only to be rushed back to the Jardiff 25 by the District forwards. From here Sweet-Escott agaiu set his backs in motion. Biggs was stopped by Mills, but Fitzgerald went flying down the wing, and took a iow, awkward pass from his captain, dropping over, run clean out at the corner. The try was not converted. To its old place at half-way the play weutimmediately on re-starting. Each side of the half-way line was in turn visited, but Smithson seemed always in the way of the ball, and no matter who of the opposing side kicked it the leather seemed to always drop in his Lands. A free to the District just outside the Cardiff 25 line was sent to touch by Jack Evans close on the Cardiff goal line. Pearson relieved, and after the play had been brought to half-way, some stray kicking saw Normrn Biggs pick up in the open, and eluding the full back, his pace easily carried him between the posts with a try. which he managed to place. The remainder of the play was of a very even character. Forward the District held their own in the scrums, and their halves had little, if any, the worst of the argument. At the call of time play was in mid-field, the score stonding :— Cardiff 4 goals, 2 tries, 1 minor District Nil. NEWPORT V. BIRKENHEAD WANDERERS. Played at Newport before nearly 3,000 spectators in showery weather. The ground was in good condi- tion considering the recent heavy rains. The teams were as follows -.—Birkenhead Wanderers: -Back, J. Slade three-quarter backs, Hughes, J. Watson, C. Kelly, and W. Canning half-backs, A. Herbert and A. Hurst; forwards, E. Elliot, C. Mor- gan, B. bfurphy, J. May, T. Rowlands, Franklen, Atkinson, Bibby, and S. Ingham. Newport Back, T. England three-quarter backs, A. J. Gould, F. H. Dauncey, C. J. Thomas, and W. G. James; half-backs, F. C. Parfitt and M. Hannen; forwards, A. W. Boucher, H. T. Day, W. H. Watts, J. Bowley, W. Groves, H. Packer, T. Pook, and T. Newcombe, Mr. H. M. Ingledew, of Cardiff, was the referee. Soon after the kick off, at 3.40, the visitors went in for a sharp forward bout, and pressed Newport well into their own 25, their loose scrums and fast tackling being clever. The Newport passing partially recovered itself, but still the fast, determined tackling of the visitors was of great service to them, and England had to concede a minor after a long drop over the line by one of the visitors' backs. A similar point fell to Newport soon after from a shot at goal by Arthur Gould. The game so far had been a fierce one between the forwards, with fast rushes on both sides. After a very vigorous game in mid-field Gould ran in with a fast try, but Slade, the full back, in tackling him, sustained a slight hurt, which causeu him temporarily to retire. England easily converted the place kick. Newport got into their proper stride after drawing first blood. Good passing amongst the halves and three-quarters gave James, the new wing man, his chance soon after the re-start, and he notched a plucky try, which was not goaled. The home attack was still continued. The ball, however, being wet. bobed about in the most uncertain fashion at times. James at length took a good pass on the wing, and got over with a corner try, which England splendidly converted. Half-time was then called, the score being:- HALF-TIME SCORE. Newport 2 goals, 1 try, 2 minors Birkenhead 2 minors The Cheshire men re-started after the interval and Newport quickly began attacking, but what with being a little slow with their opportunities and meeting a vigorous defence they were kept at bay, the play being of a very slap-dash order and a goodish bit below Newport form until at length Mat Hannen made a dash from the heels of the scrum and passed to Gould, who literally jumped in with a try at the post, which England had no difficulty in converting. A few minutes' fast, exciting play in the visitors' quarters ended in Dauncey running in with a try, but the kick was too far off to convert. Still. Newport were making better use of their opportunities than before. Charley Thomas gave a pass back to Gould, who dropped a very cool goal, making tio fourth for the homesters. But for occasiona spurts the'visitors now appeared to be beaten to the world. The home forwards rushed up and a soft try fell to Watts. It was not converted. Play ranged up and down the field, until at lsngth Pook, in a hot forward rush, scored again for the Usksiders. No goal resulted. Parfitt was the next to score from a loose rush, England easily converting. The match then ended. Score Newport 5 goals (1 dropped), 4 tries, and 4 minors Birkenhead 1 minor REMARKS ON THE GAME. The early stages of the play indicated that the Cheshire men, especially forward, were a powerful lot- They appeared to be of the working classes, appa- rently as hard as nails, but their dash gradually melted away, and with the falling off which was ex- hibited amongst the visitors the form of the Newport force gradually, rose. They certainly took a long time to get up to the level of their last year's form, but a bit of the old style at length prevailed. James, the wing man, who has taken the place which, it appears pretty well certain, Cooper has deserled, did very well, and Mut Hannen was also an improvement. Arthur Gould, however, ns usual, was the life and soul of all the home play. LLANELLY V.TREORKY. A weak Treorky team visited Llanelly this aftern- noon to try conclusions with the scarlets, who were weakened by the absence of Cliff Bowen, Ben Davies, Ben Thomas, and Steve Thomas. There was only a poor attendance. The following will represent the teams :— Llanelly Back, W. Davies three-quarter-backs, D. P. M. Lloyd (captain), Evan Lloyd, Jack Lovering, and Llew. Every; half-backs, Marks and D. Thomas forwards, C. B. Niehol, D. W. Nichol, W., Morris, Martin Thomas, Joe Owen, J. Lewis, Ben James, and W. Thomas. Treorky Back, T. Morgan three-quarter backs, T. Williams, T. Davies, D. Jones, and T. Morgan: half-backs, T. Morgan and D. Griffiths; forwards, A. Thomas, G. Chalke, J. Sweet, J. John, J. Jenkins, J. Evans, Kirb house, and D. J. Davies. The visitors played down the slope in the first half, Thomas starting operations. A series of lines-out followed, in which the home team asserted their superiority. Percy Lloyd then got away, but was hauled down by Sweet. The scarlet eight got to the 25, and Every passing to his cap- tain the latter got across. Evan Lloyd failed to convert. Soon after the kick out play again settled down in the visitors' 25, until Williams gained relief by kicking to mid-field. Every got away and threw to Lovering, who dropped for goal, and a minor resulted. A minute later Percy Lloyd received from Marks, and scored under the posts. The attempt to convert was not successful. Treorky were now getting decidedly the worst of it, but some relief was obtained from a "free." In a minute, however, Llanelly were on their opponents line, and Every lost the ball as he was crossing. The visiting captain then secured and ran splendidly to half-way, where he threw a wild pass, and the homesters taking advantage of this got to the 25, and Percy Lloyd securing scored for the third time, and Evan Lloyd converted. In the second half the visitors had the wind in their favour and brought their kicking powers into requisition. Tom Morgan dribbled splendidly to the Llanelly 25, where Percy Lloyd put in a timely kick into touch. Sweet saved cleverly, and then the home skipper brought off ona of his characteristic runs, which transferred operations to the Treorky 25. Here the home backs showed some pretty passing, bnt a misunderstanding between Lovering and bis captain lost an easy chance to score. The Scarlets, however, were not to be denied, and after a splendid round of passing Evan Lloyd got across with a try, which Lovering con- verted. The visitors were seen to much better advantage after the kick out. and Morgan had hard lines in not scoring, Williams, also, would have easily got across, but hesi- tated, and the chance was gone. C. B. Nicholl and his brother headed a fine dribble, by which the home line was cleared, and from a scrum in the Treorky 25 Bill Thomas got to the line. Percy Lloyd then punted high in the air, and Joe Owens, following up, scored in a favourable position. Lovering converted, and then time was called. Final score :— Llanelly 3 goals, 2 tries, 2 minors. Treorky Nil. NOTES ON THE G-AME. There was such a lot of loose, ragged play on both sides that the match cteserves but little notice. The visitors came down three or four short, whilst Llanelly suffered also from absenteeism. Treorky made a very plucky fight, but lacked skill. They had several chances to score, but failed to make use of them. Mcagan, the captain, was the best mm on his side. Time after time did he bring Percy Lloyd down when the latter seemed bound to score. For Llanelly Every played a dashing game at three- quarters, and in all probability he will be found in the centre throughout the season. The half backs were new men, and there was little to choose between them and the Treorky pair. Llanelly must improve if they wish to make a stand against Newport on Thursday and Swansea on Saturday. NEATH A v. TAIBACH. Played at Taibach. The visitors kicked off, C. Mort returning into touch. Play settled down mid-way. From a scrum the homesters rushed to within the Neath 25, when Evan David all but scored, a scrum being formed. The Neath men rushed down the fieid, where dlaic remained for some time. After seueral scrums the homesters rushed the ball up the field. When hdlf-time was called the score wa i:— Neath A Nil Taibach Ni GLOUCESTER V, BRISTOL* Tremendous interest was taken in the game between these powerful Western teams, who met at Kingsholme. A most stubborn game was witnessed, particularly in the first half, when nothing was scored by either side. Shortly after the resumption, how- ever, Wilcocks dropped a magnificent goal for Bristol, this being followed by an unproductive try scored by Jenner. Five minutes from the final Collins scored a try for the homesters. Final score:—Bristol, one goal (ol'oP1>ed), and one try (seven points); Gloucester, ono try (three points). NEATH V. PONTARDAWE. Piaved at Neath in showery weather. Sloth sides were well represented. Neath Back, J Davies three eniarter backs, G. D. Trick (captain), J. Forbes, iVX. Reynold. and W. Jones; half hacks, Wat Thomas and Alec Cross; forwards, F. Hutchinson, A. Hutchinson, J.Reynolds, G. Lewis, J. Thomas, T. Thomas, H. Jones, and J. Brooks. Pontardawe Back, D.Jones; three-quarter b ackq, Cavtefb Smith* 7. *b4 fifoau8<te 1, half backs, S. Davies and M. Bowen; forwards, William Davies, T. Davies, A, Smith, J. Evans, J. Gray, J. Hughes, G. Hodges, and B. Sims. CARDIFF RESERVES V. BRIDGEND. Cardiff kicked off and Fred Brown mulled the return. A free kick for Cardiff resulted in nothing. Scrimmages followed, and Hayman and Luke showed some good play in the forwards. A free was awarded Bridgend, and Mahoney kicked into touch in the visitors' 25. Willie Jones collared the Cardiff man in fine style, and the Bridgend captain made a run and a kick, which was supplemented by a kick from Jones, which got the ball into the Cardiff 25. Luke ran in with a try. That being disallowed, Captain Emery again made a good run, and Ivor James, from a pass by Emery, gained a try, which Mahoney failed to con- vert. From the kick out Bridgend soon obtained a touchdown. Willie Jones, for the home team, made his mark, and Cardiff forfeited much ground for it. Owing to off side* play on the part of the homesters, the visitors were awarded a free kick, which proved futile. Emery again made a grand run, but ran into touch. Deere collared the Cardiff full back before he could return, and Ivor Thomas saved in an extraordinary way. Walley Hardwick collared his man in good form, and half-time resulted in Bridgend 1 try, 1 minor Cardiff Nil. SWANSEA V. PENARTH. FINAL SCONZ :— Swansea 1 minor Penarth I. 1 minor HALF-TIME SCOSF. Llanelly 1 goal, 2 tries Treorky, Nil SWANSEA RESERVES V. LLANELLY ALEXANDRA.— This match was played on Swansea ground. The Alexandra men made a splendid show, repeatedly pressing the home team. W. Evans in the first half got away nicely on the wing, and ran in from half- way. The try was not converted. Alexandra also obtained a minor in this half. In the second half Swansea obtained a minor by some big kicking, but they had the worst of the play, and the game finished on their line. The Alexandra won by a try and a minor to nil. HULL v. HUDDERSFIELD.—Played at Hull. Dyson was away from the visitors' team, Forsyth and Boak, of Cumberland County, assisting the visitors. The game was of a highly interesting character during the first half, Larard scoring a try for Hull and Jeffreys kicking a goaL Forsyth scored for the visitors, Smith converting. Half-time score :—Hull, one goal; Huddersfield, one goal. ASSOCIATION MATCHES. WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS V. SHEFFIELD UNITED.—Played at Wolverhampton in fine weather, and before 4,000 spectators. The United had their strongest team, but the Wanderers played a couple of reserve men. The visitors were the first to score, through Fleming, who put on the second point. Butcher opened the account for the Wolves, but Needham retaliated with another goal. The ensuing plav was very fast, but the score was unaltered. Half- time score .—Sheffield, three goals; Wanderers, one gO'll R4S <VEN V. NEWTON HEATH.—Played at Darwen boiuxo 4,000 spectators. Donaldson kicked off, but the Darwen men had much the best of the play and pressed almost continuously. Free kicks were given against the Heathens for rough play. Final score :— Darwen, nil; Heath, nil. BURNLEY v. STOKE.—Played at Burnley Moor, Burnley, before 7,000 spectators in fine weather. Burnley scored three minutes from the start, and the visitors were unable to equalise. The game was well contested, and each goal had a very narrow escape. During the game the member for Burnley, the Hon. l'hilip Stanhope, appeared on the stand, and was cheered. At half-time the score, was—Burnley, one goal; Stoke, nil. ALTON VILLA v. DERBY COUNTY.—Played at Perry Barr, Birmngham, before 10,000 spectators. The County were well represented, but the Villa were without Athersmith. The Villa kicked off against the sun and wind, hut -had the best of the play, and Reynolds scored from a corner in fifteen minutes The game was then far from first class, but the Villa pressed most and made some good shots for goal. At the interval the score was :—Villa, one goal; Derby County, nil. BOLTON WANDERERS V. PRESTON NORTH END.- Played at Bolton, in the presence of 10,000 spectators. Preston scored after five minutes' play off Sanders, and four minutes afterwards Beckton scored the second goal. Exciting play followed, Trainor and his backs defending grandly, and at the interval Preston led by two goals to none. NOTTS FOREST V. WEST BROMWICH ALBION.— Played at Nottingham.—before 5,000 spectators. Both clubs were fully represented, and a fast game resulted. At half time the score was Forest, two goals; Albion nil. MACKINTOSH JUNIORS have open date for next Saturday; age 14 to 16.-Apply Mees, 182, Cathays terrace, Cardiff. E422a30 JERSEYS, Knickers, Footballs, Shin and Ear Guards, &c— New designs; special quotations for clubs; sole ag-eat for Gradidygs celebrate^ ]^>ot- halls.—E. Roberts, 30, Duke-street, Cardiff. E2985 SECRETARIES OF FOOTBALL TEAMS Will on application to this office, be supplied with forms on which to forward names of players for Friday's Express, and reporting forms for matches.
FOOTBALLERS GO NORTH. Newport Players Do Not Object to Cooper Going to Bradford. Several members of the Newport Football Club have been interviewed by our representa- tive in reference to the transfer to Bradford of Cooper, a member of the Newport team. What jg singular is that there does not appear to be any disposition to interfere in the matter. Let him go," said Arthur Gould, we do not see why we should interfere with a man getting his living wherever he likes." Graham, last year's captain, spoke to similar purport, and this seems to be the general opinion.
AMERICAN TRAIN ROBBERY. Sensational Experience of a Bristolian. Mr. Councillor Henry Wooding, of North- ampton, has written home an account of an extraordinary experience which has befallen himself and other English visitors to Chicago. They left that city by express train at 11.45 on Monday night, and all went well until 12.50, when the passengers were awakened by the firing of pistols and what they thought to be small cannon. One of the guards, entering the car, said to Mr. Ashman, of Bristol, "Have you a revolver, sir?" Mr. Ashman replied that he had not, and asked what was the matter. The guard explained that the train was being attacked by a band of 20 robbers, and advised them to get dressed, but to be quite still. They did so, and remained in the greatest suspense for some time, when the train began to move slowly on and stopped at the next station. They then learned that as the train had ap- proached Kessler, Indiana, the engine-driver discovered that a switch had been placed open. He immediately applied the brakes to save the train from being wrecked. Scarcely had the train come to a standstill when a band of twenty masked men suddenly appeared and made a rush for the express car. The engine-driver seized a coal pick and offered a desperate resistance, but he c was felled to the ground and then shot, being seriously wounded. In the meantime the rest of the gang succeeded in blowing open the door of the express car with dynamite. The messen- ger who was in charge of the car, which con- tained the safe of the United States Express Company, fired several shots, but he was quickly knocked down, disarmed, and rendered insensi- ble. The robbers then blew open the safe, and seized its contents. After having secured this booty, they fired a few parting shots as a warning that pursuit meant death, and disappeared into some neighbouring woods.
Welsh People Injured at Chicago Among those who were seriously injured in the railway accident at Chicago a couple of days ago were a Welshman and his wife and daughter, namely, Mr. William Evans, superintendent at the Powellton Coalworks in Virginia, whose spine was injured Mrs. Evans, who sustained bad contusions on body andlimbs and Miss Sallie Evans, who was internally injured, and whose face and left side were badly bruised.
Military Experiment in Human Endurance. A Dalziel's telegram from Paris on Friday says :-It bas been decided to establish a mili- tary station in the Alps during the coming winter months. The locality chosen is on Mont Cenis, an altitude of 3,000 metres. A detach- ment of 22 men, under a lieutenant, is already there. The object of the war authorities is to determine the power of endurance of the soldiers in these altitudes.
Principal Viriamu Jones gave an interesting lecture on Friday evening at the Splott-rojul Board School, Cardiff, the subject being Electricity and Magnetism." Councillor Riches occupied the chair. A special meeting of the Tenby Town Council was held on Friday. It was ordered that a cheque for £ 200—tne corporation contribution cheque for £ 200—tne corporation contribution to the Intermediate School for Tenby be signed. The question of filter beds in connection with the water supply, was ordered to stand over till a reply had been received from the charity uetees, with respect to the Carswell Springs. Joseph Murray, miner, of no fixed abode, was at to prison for fourteen days with hard labour 6the Neath County Police-court on Friday for iIIaline 2s. from the till of Mrs. Wilkingson, itja.atranfc. B ritoja Fare*. v
Express Cartoon. I I "There are few first-class clubs in Wales or the provinces that haven't paid or don't pay for broken time. They don't call it by that name, but they do it all the same.-Extract from "Football Notes." j???'-?.>
To-day's Racing. --+-- srORT&MAN AND SPORTING LIFE ,?110 AUTHENTIC PRICES. WINDSOR MEETING. HORSE. I RIDER. I Sportsman. I Sp £ -j? MERRY WIVES' NURSERY. Sturminster Allsopp I 2to 1 ag I 2te 1 ag FALSTAFF WELTER. Prognostic.. Bradford 7 to 4 ag 1 7 to 4ag PARK SELLING HANDICAP. Preston I Bradford 7 to 1 ag 7 to 1 ag CURFEW HANDICAP. Profit, I G Brown I 7 to 1 ag I 7te 1 ag DORNEY SELLING PLATE. Totley j ANightmg'l ) 9 to 2 ag 9 to 2ag QUEEN ANNE'S NURSERY. Judy .) Bradford.) 4 to 1 as i 4 to 1 ag MAIDEN PLATE. Miss Footef I Finlay. I 6 to 4 on I 6 to 4on The above prices are identical with those publish v in the fiicing Calendar.
Windsor Meeting. I 2.0-The MERRY WIVES NURSERY HANDICAP of 103 sovs winners extra. Five urlongs. Mr H G Miller's Sturminster, 7st 21b Allsopp 1 Mr Ga.rrett Moore's Blue Stone II, 7st 101b Finlay 2 Mr Hulme's Clonawee, 7st Hunt 3 Mr W G Stevens's Lively Seedling, 8st 31b Bradford 0 Winner trained by W Walters. Betting—2 to 1 agst Sturminster, 5 to 2 each agst Blue Stone II and Lively Seedling, and 5 to 1 agst Clonawee. Blue Stone II was followed by Sturminster to below the distance, where Sturminster challenged, and won a good race by a neck; four lengths between the second and third. Lively Seedling was last through- out. 2.30-The FALSTAFF WELTER PLATE of 103 sovs, for two year olds and upwards; mares and geldings allowed 31b winner to be sold for 50 sovs. Six fur- longs. Mr T Stevens's Prognostic, 2yrs, 8st lib. Brad ford 1 Mr Entwistle's Mrs Quilp, 3yrs, 9st 101b M Cannon 2 Mr Fryer's Pierrepont, aged, lOst 61b P Adams 3 Mr C J Merry's Neta colt, Jyrs, 8st 41b Finlay 0 Mr F R Hunt's Wiped Out, 2yrs, 8st 41b Fenton 0 Mr Hamar Bass's Polly Marden colt, 2yrs, 8st 41b Gough 0 Mr J C Dormer's Dutch Cheese, 2yrs, 8st 41b Allsopp 0 Winner trained by Owner. Betting—7 to 4 agst Prognostic, 7 to 2 agst Wiped Out, 5 to 1 agst Mrs. Quilp, 10 to 1 agst Nita colt, and 100 to 8 agst any other. Prognostic pulled her way to the front after going about a furlong and won easily by two lengths one length between the second and third. Polly Mor- gan was fourth, Neta colt fifth, and Dutch Cheese l&st. Prognostic was bought in for 125gs; and Nita colt wa.s sold to Mr Phipps foik28gs. 3.O-The PARK SELLING HANDICAP of 150 sovs winner to be sold for 100 sovs. One mile. Mr C Trimmer's Preston, 3yrs, 7st 131b ..Bradford 1 Mr Deacon's Strange Event, 3yrs, 7st 121b ..Brown 2 Mr S H Hyde's Limehurst, 3yrs, 7st 51b Woodbum 3 Mr A Cooper's Favonian, 5yrs, 9st Rickaby 0 Mr C Hibbert's Collessie, 4yrs, 8st 101b.Cartledge 0 Mr Punch's Odour, 4yrs, Sst 101b Wingfield 0 Mr John Dawson's Kensington, 3yrs, 7st 121b Allsopp 0 Mr F Headington's Abbess g elding, 3yrs, 7st 91b Finlay 0 Winner trained by W Stevens. Betting-7 to 2 each agst Favonian and Collessie, 9 to 2 agst Abbess gelding, 5 to 1 agst Strange Event, 7 to 1 each agst Preston, Kensington, and Odour, and 100 to 8 apt Limehurst. Limehurst was followed by Abbess gelding and Strange Eveht, with PreSton and Kensington going on next, until about a quarter of a mile from home, where Strange Event showed in front, but gave way to Preston at the distance, the latter winning by a length and a half two lengths between the second and third. Kensington was fourtl, Odour fifth, and Abbess gelding next, and Collessie pulled up last. The winner was sold to Mr Deacon for 180gs. 3.30-The CURFEW HANDICAP of 400 sovs winners extra. One mile. Mr W M Low's Profit, 3yrs, 7st 31b .Brown 1 Mr H T Barclay's Miss Patty, 3yrs, 7st 41b.Fagan 2 Sir J Blundell Maple's Dame President, 3yrs, 8st lib T Loates 3 Mr Chaddleworth's Braemar, 4yrs, 9st 71b (inc 101b ex) Rickaby 0 Mr W G Stevens's Golden Crown, aged, 8st 51b M Cannon 0 Sir J Thursby's Foghorn, 5yrs, 7st 91b Brown 0 Mr Heasman's Highland Buck, 3yrs, 7st 81b J Woodburn 0 Mr G Haughton's Hombre, 3yrs, 7st 41b ..Allsopp 0 Duke of Beaufort's Platoon, 4yrs, 7st 41b .Gough 0 Winner trained by Porter. Betting-2 to 1 agst Dame President, 11 to 2 Golden Crown, 7 to 1 agst Profit, 8 to 1 agst Braemar, 10 to 1 each agst Miss Patty and Hombre, and 100 to 8 a.gst any other. Platoon got away in front of Hombrey and Miss Patty, then came Braemar, Highland Buck, and Dame President, with Foghorn in the rear, for about three furlongs, when Miss Patty became first. On emtering the rails Miss Patty, attended by Profit and Dame President. and challenging the leader half way up, Profit won by three parts of a length; a length separated the secoud and third. Braemar was fourth, Hombre fifth, Golden Crown sixth, and .Platoon last. 4.0—The DORNEY SELLING PLATE of 103 sovs; two year olds and upwards; .ares ana geldings allowed 31b; winner to be sold for oO Sf>vs. Five l'urlongs. Mr Hynms's Totley, 3yrs, 9si^T2lb .A Nightingall 1 Mr W G Stevens's BouneleBleu, 3yrs, 9st 91b M Cannon 2 Mr C White's Red-Coat, 2yrs, 8st 31b Wingfield 3 Mr T Entwistl £ ''S'Eyrefield,5yrs, lOst 21b.Rickaby 0 Mr FryerVDaft One, aged, 9st 131b G Brown 0 Mr Mackenzie's Perilla, 5yrs, 9st 131b T Loates 0 Mr,Williams's Timperley, 3yrs, 9st 121b Warne 0 Mf Garrett Moore's Honorius, 2yrs,,8st61b Fin la V 0 Mr Ralli's Full Measure, 2yrs, 8st 31b Bradford 0 Mr Menzie's Ada filly, 2yrs, 8st 31b Hewitt 0 Mr F R Hunt's Faded. Flower, 2yrs, 8st 31b 1 Penton 0 Gen Owen Williams's Mona Cross, 2yrs, 8st 31b t'omlinson 0 Winner trained by T Sherwood. Betting—4 to 1 agst Bonnet Blue, 9 to 2 agst Totley, 11 to 2 agst Red Coat, 100 to 15 agst Priscilla, 100 to 8 each agst Eyrefield, Tymperley, and Faded Flower, and 100 to 6 agst Mona Cross. Totley was followed by Faded Flower, Timperley, and MOIHt Cross to the straight, where Bonnet Bleu took second place, but failed to reach Totley, who won by a length and a half; bad third. Timperley was fourth, Mona Cross fifth, Faded Flower sixth, Perilla seventh, and Gerda last. 4.30-The QUEEN ANNE'S NUHSERY HANDICAP of 103 sovs winners extra. Six furlong-s. Mr Punch's Ji-dy, 6st 121b Bradford 1 Mr M Judge's > ss Greta, 7st lib Woodburn 2 1'1' Heasman's Aquilint, 7st 71b T Loates 3 Mr Sherling's Kiiiosu, (101b extra), Bst 71b M Cannon 0 Mr Graham's United, 7st 131b FinVuy 0 Mr A Taylor's Aran, 7st 41b Goss 0 Capt Aikin's Olga, 7st 21b Parker 0 Winner trained by T Sherwood. Betting-9 to 4 agst Miss Greta, 3 to 1 agst Aqua- tint, 4 to 1 agst Judy, 6 to 1 agst Kilrosa, 7 to 1 agst United, and 100 to 8 agst any other. Judy made most of the running and won easily by One length (hree lengths between the second and third. United was fourth, Arum Afth, :md Olga last. 5.0-A M'AIDEN PLATE of 103 sovs, for two year old; and upwards; mares and geldings allowed 31b winners extra. Five furlongs. Mr A W Merry's Miss Foote filly, 3yrs, lOst lib Finlay 1 Mr A Abeille's St Of *t, 2yrs, 8st 121b Alisapp 3 Mr T Sherwood's Brunsford, 3yrs, lOst 41b Wiug-rleld 3 Gen Owen Williams's Ranksborough II, 2yrs, 8st 121b Tomlinson 0 T p Kme's BfceslK a- aat F Cannon 0 ?" f Mr Rosser's Skean Dhu, 2yrs, 8st Ost 91b Croiet 0 Winner trained by Barratt. Betting—6 to 4 on Miss Foote filly, 4 to 1 agst Bransford, 6 to 1 agst Hecuba, and 10 to 1 agst any other. St Genest was followed by the Miss Foote filly and Hecuba to the distance, where Miss Foote filly drew to the front and won by two lengths the same dis- tance between the second and third. Ranksborough was fourth, and Skean Dhu last. Betting on the Course. OSSABWSFTL. 4 to 1 agst Prisoner, o 10 to 1 Red Eyes, t 1000 to 90 — Molly Morgan, t-after 1000 to 80 had been laid 1000 to 60 Self Sacrifice, t 20 to 1 — Theobald, t 2500 to 100 — Madame d'Albany, t 1500 to 45 — Mervyn, t 100 to 3 — Helen Ware, t 40 to 1 — Pilot, t 50 to 1 Lady Rosebery, t 50 to 1 Amandier, o Official Scratchings. The Sportsman has been officially informed by the Messrs. Weatherby of the following scra,tchings:- October Nursery, Hurst Park—Magnus. Kempton Park and Hurst Park handicaps where weights have appeared-Moonflower. Members' Plate, Hurst Park-Kingsclere. Welbeck^Pla te, Nottingham-Sorcerer and Philan- thropist.. Sherwood Nursery, Nottingham—Melame and Kil- rosa. Nottingham engagements—Ovis. Orleans Fursery, Sandown Park-Magnus. Duke of York Stakes, Kempton—Orvieto. All engagements-Huerfano.
I To-Day's London Betting. I DUKE OF YORK STAKES. (Run Saturday, October 7. Distance, one mile.) Jubilee Course.) 11 to 2 agst Cabin Boy, 4yrs, 8st 131b, t 6 to 1 — Avington, 3yrs, 7st, t & o CESAREWITCH STAKES. (Run Wednesday, October 11. Distance, two miles 240 yards.) 9 te 2 agst Prisoner, 3yrs, 6st 111b, t & o 10 to 1 — Red Eyes, 4yrs, 7st lOlb. t & o 10 to 1 — Molly Morgan, 4yrs, 6st 51b, t & o 14 to 1 — Newcourt, 5ys, 7st 101b, t & o ,c 16 te 1 — Self Sacrifice, 3yrs, 7st 51b, t 20 to 1 — Theobald, 3yrs, 6st 31b, t & o 25 to 1 — Vanguard, 4yrs, 6st 51b, t 33 to 1 — Senaputty, 3yrs, 6st 101b, t 33 to 1 — Mervyn, aged, 6st 101b, t CAMBRIDGESHIRE STAKES. (Run Wednesday, October 25. Distance Me mile and a distance.) 100 to 14 &gst Baebum, 3yrs, 8st lib, t 16 to 1 — Haut Brion, 3yrs, 7st, t 16 to 1 —- Le Nicham, 3yrs, Bst lib t & o
IMPORTANT TO BACKERS OF HORSES.' Mr. ALFRED CROOK, Turf Comm^sion Agent, Ostende. The advantage in sending to Mr. Crook is you may rely on receiving full market prices. Letters posted by night mail arrive following day, and are replied to by Return.—Address: ALFRED CROOK, Ostend Postage, 2Jd. Cesarewitch, and Cambridgeshire. All other events throughout the year. DOUBLE EVENTS AND STARTING PRICES. SPECIAL NAPS by Wire and Over-night Letters. Pay on results. Duke York Stakes extra good.- Enclose stamped address Bray, 72, Hampstead-road London. WINNJEE,Cesarewitch.—An absolute certainty. Another Sheen. Defeat absolutely impossible. Con- nections fear nothing. If unplaced will freely forfeit Lio. Nothing whatever feared. Remit Is. 6d. imme- diately.—HARFORD WILLY, Newington-terrace, New- market. 661a30
SERVANT GIRL MURDERED. Her Sweetheart is Charged, with the Crime at Bath. At Weston, near Bath, on Friday Arthur Stevenson Coombs, twenty, apprentice at Messrs Fuller's coach building, factory, Bath, and living at 25, Kingsmead-torrace, was charged with the murder of Elsie Adeline Luke, alias Wilkie, at Hampton Down, during August, 1891. I The accused, who is a thin, pale young fellow, looking older than the age stated, was in an agitated condition.. He was defended by Mr. E. B. Titley, of Bath,' who asked permission to reserve cross-examination. Superintendent Rutherford said that when be r apprehended Coombs at his work on Thursday evening accused said, I did not do it I kept company with her. After that I am of no use to you." Mr.D.S.Smith said he had known Coombs from childhood. On Thursday evening he said to him, Arthur, I have sad news for you," and pri- soner replied, Not for me, Mr. Smith." Wit- ness then told him Superintendent Rutherford had a warrant for his arrest, and accused asked how they could be sure the remains were those of Luke. Witness told him of the identification by Mrs. Kerry, who employed Luke as cook, from March to July, 1891. Mrs. Kerry identified the linen produced as her property, and stated she had missed similar things after Luke left. Witness had burned several things, including letters found in the box left behind by the deceased. John Eliwards,la. fishmonger's assistant, said he had seen, the prisoner and Luke together. Some time ago he had a conversation with Coombs, who said she ought to be dead or killed. r Witness was not certain to whom accused re- ferred, but he supposed the girl Luke was meant. Edwards was here requested to confine himself to plain, straightforward answers. Witness, in answer to further questions, said he might have opened conversation with Coombs by saying, I don't see you now at the railway mission with so and so," meaning Wilkie, but he could not pledge himself to that. Kate Bullock, a fellow servant of the deceased, said Luke was frequently visited by a young man whom she used to take down to the cellar. He was fair, and she believed rather curly. Mrs. Dillon, with whom deceased stayed from the Saturday before Bank Holiday till the fol- lowing Monday, identified as Wiikie's property the hat picked up on the Downs. She said the deceased was a highly respectable girl. The hearing was adjourned till Tuesday. The police have found that Wilkie's step- father is at the Emigrants' Home, Blackwall, London.
A Starling Assertion Promptly Denied. The Central News correspondent at Paris tele- graphs on Friday The journal Libre Parole has produced a story which for the moment caused some sensation, it being averred that a plot which had been fomented in Italy had been discovered for the assassination of President Carnot. Unfortunately for the success of the canard, the Minister of the Interior issued a nromut and emphatic deztiaJ, of the whole story.
NOT WHAT WAS WANTED. The Board of Trade Prosecute a Car- diff Board i ni-lou se keeper. At Cardiff Police-court on Friday afternoon (before Dr. Paine and Mr. Spencer) Henry Smith, 34, boarding-housekeeper, was charged on remand, and under a warrant, with unlawfully supplying one Daniel Condon, a landsman, to be entered as a seaman on board the British ship Lowlands, at Cardiff, on the 16th of May last. Mr. Ivor Vachell appeared for the Board of Trade and Mr. Payne defended.—A seaman named Wm. Corrigan was called, and deposed that on the 16th of May he was on board the Lowlands, and saw prisoner enter the captain's cabin with Condon.-Mr. Payne called Arthur Stockwell, also a seaman, who said that on the 16th of May he lodged at Smith's boarding- house. On that day witness was on the Low- lands. Condon was also on board and signed articles, but he was introduced to the captain by some other man than the prisoner.—Mr. Payne submitted that there was no case against his client.—The Bench, on the other hand, con- sidered the case proved, and imposed a fine of X3 and costs or one month.
TO-DAY'S MARKETS. MEAT. LONDON, Saturday. — Beef Trade slow. A short supply, but prices were rather firmer. The following are the quotations :—Scotch short sides, 4s 2d to 4s 6d; United States sides (Liverpool killed), 3s 2d to 3s 3d; Deptford killed, 3s 2d to 3s 4d; Amencanlund- quarters, 3s 2d to 3s 6d; ditto forequarters, 2s to 2s 6d. Mutton Trade slow; prices easier Scotch, 4s to 4s 4d; English, 3s 6d to 3s 8d New Zealand, 2s 3d to 2s 5d; Sydney, Is lid to 2s River Plate, 2s to 2s 2d. Veal: Very dull; English 3s 4d to 4s; Dutch, 3s 2d to 4s. Pork Indifferent trade English, 3s 8d to 4s lOd Ostend, 3s 8d to 4s 8d. FISH. GRIMSBY, Saturday.—>There was a good sup- ply of fish to-day brought by about twenty-six smacks and fourteen steamers. There was a moderate demand. The quotations were — Soles, Is 3d to Is 5d; turbot, lOd to Is 2d brills, 9d to Is per lb plaice, 2s 9d to 4s 3d lemon soles, 5s 3d to 6s live halibut, 6s to 7s; ditto^dead, 4s to 5s per stone live cod, 3s to 5s ditto dead, Is 3d to 2s 9d each; kit haddocks, 8s to 10s 6d per box; fresh herrings, 3s 6d to 4s Id salt ditto, Is 6d to 2s 7d per 100. PRODUCE. LONDON, Saturday. — Sugar Refined quiet and unchanged French slow cane steady beet easier on favourable crop report, Septem- ber, 14s 9d sellers, 14s 8 £ d buyers November- December, 14s 3d sellers, 14s 2Jd to 14s l £ d combined buyers. Coffee quiet Rio October, 79s 9d. Tea, rice, jute, and hemp unchanged. Oils Linseed, 21s 3d to 21s 6d rape, 22s 3d to 22s 6d crude cotton, 20s 6d refined, 22s 6d to 24s 6d turpentine, 21s 3d petroleum, 3id to 4d. GUTTER. CORK, Saturday.—Ordinary Firsts, 105s; Seconds, 102s; Thirds, 101s; Fourths, 78s. Kegs': Thirds, 98s. Mild Cured Firkins Super- fine, 113s Fine, 106s Mild, 1028'. In market: 1,043 firkins and 328 mild. POTATOES. LONDON, Saturday.—Supplies continued good and the demand moderate, at 40s to 105s per ton. HAY AND STRAW. LONDON, Saturday.—Fair supplies and quiet trade, with no change to record. The following are the quotations :-Best clover, 140s to 160s new, 125s to 145s inferior, 100s to 120s best hay, 145s to 170s inferior, 90s to 100s new mixture, 115s to 130s; straw, 35s te 55s per load.
Our Barry representative was officially in formed on Friday afternoon that the intended meeting of the directors of the Barry Railway o mpany was not held.
WANTED, Boys to Push Express on Mackintosh Estate.—Q 13, Express Office, Cardiff. e635a30 ANTED, an Apprentice to the Dress and Mantle Making; no premium.—Applr 8, Angus-street, Roath, Cardiff. e683a30 SECOND-HAND Piano Wanted, for Children's Use. e684r3 PHOLSTERING Wanted, at home or otherwise.— u C Davies, 80, Alexandra-road, Canton, Car- diff. e668r3 SALE, 2,000 rare Foreign Postage Stamps; bargain, 7s.> 6d. — Apply Ecirp, Express Office, Car- diff. e667a30 SALE, Muck-Scraper; warranted to keep Cardiff streets clear of bog during winter.—Cassi Stores, Cardiff. e665a30 ALSO, Pair Pneumatic Boots guaranteed to keep wearer on surface; carries fifteen stone —Cassi Stores, Cardiff. e674a-50 "VSTANTED, Snail House; Canton preferred about V V 7s. per week.—Apply Q 17, Express Office, Car- diff. e706r6 ANTED, a Lad to Sell Milk.—Apply Beach Villa, Bridfrend-street, E»st Moors, Cardiff. e702a30 T"I TINTED Radical Parliamentary Candidate for V Cardiff; inusi be obedient; ignorance of wants of constituency indispensable.—Apply Make-thejn-do-as-we- wish Society. e700a30 SMTLIT~Greenhouse for, Sale, with cut glass.— A Apply George .Roberts, St. M&ry-street, Llan- dafC. e699a30 *7H>R~Sale, 52-inch Bicycle.—Apply 17, Moon-street, r Rosrh, Cardiff. e698r6 OrTSale, Solid Tyre Safety; £ 4 lCs.—Shiptoii, Ponty- pridd. e697a50 TJS7AKTED, a Family's Washing.—Apply Mrs. Davies, VV 80, Ordell-street, Cardiff. e696a50 OG Kennel for Sale, 20ft. by 26in.—Apply 80, Ordell" D street, Cardiff. e69S»30 OVELTy!—Thirty Bells in Oak Case: cost ten guineas; prico £ 5 10s.; genuine bargain.—Baker, 106, Queen-street, Cardiff. e701r6 OUSE-TRAPS, ^d. each can have a dozen at Id. each.—Lewis Richards, 39, Maindy-road, Ton, Pemre. e712a3Q OR Sale, a Solid Tyre Safety, cheap.—Apply, 49, Florentia-slreet, Cathays, Cardiff. e711a30 P" OU-LTRY.—Healthy Young Cock for Sale; joric. JL 3s. 6d. -189. Peavl-streefc, Roath, Cardiff. C710R50 OR Sale, Angora Buck and Doe, highly commended. —Apply, 197, Pearl-street, Koath, Cardiff. [ea30 OR Safe, grand Pair Orpingtons; winners at Bath and West of England Show.—Apply Miss Gillett, Windsor-place, Cardiff. e708r5 OR Sale, Airedale Terrier; first-class pedigree.— Apply Lucas, Windsor-place, Cardiff. e707r5 ADY in Cardiff, having no children of her own, •would Take Baby from birth; premium—Q 16, Office, Cardiff. e7Q5r3 ANTED, a good Wife, no objection if she squints, with £ 500 a year.—D. John. e704r5 PARTMENTS to Let at 41, Topaz-street, Car A diff, 07033.30 ^LETCHER'S Gas Fire for Parlour; good as new; 10s. cost 22s.—Hudson, 30, High-street Arcade, Cardiff. e?17a30 VX J A NTEl), Hallieter Organ Works; lowest price VV cash.- UddaU, 17, King's-road, Canton. e7Jfww>0 ■XTrpANTED, a House near town.—Apply Mrs. Hyde, W 25, Llantwit-street, Cardiff. e715r3 1 ANTED, a Nice Book for Girl aged aim. .'ll?;} I fMIMLL
1'1 Landed at Liverpool. WRECKED ON A VOYAGE FROfc CARDIFF. Twenty-one Sailors Lose All and SufFei Much Privation. v A Central News telegram says :—There were landed at Liverpool this morning 21 men of the Cardiff steamer Acme (Captain Tate), which ran ashore on the African coast during a dense fog on the 15th of July, and became a total wreck. The vessel was on a voyage from Cardiff to Cape Town, with a general cargo. The crew were cast ashore on a desert coast, and suffered considerable privations, losing all their effects. They were brought to Liverpool by the steamei Benguela. j
ANARCHISTS WILL HANG. < A Daring Revolutionist Sentenced to Death. A Dalziel's telegram from Barcelona on Friday says :—The Anarchist Pallis, who wounded Mar. shal Martinez Campos, and killed a Civil Guar4 last Sunday by the explosion of a bomb, was to day tried by court-martial and sentenced t< death. In answer to the charge, prisoner replieo that he would commit the same deed a hundred times over if possible. He declared he had no accomplices. It was pleaded for the defence that the prisoner's mind was unhinged.
HOW PATTI SAVED A LIFE. 'The Diva's Voice Prevents the Murder of a Bride. A strange illustration of the power of Patti's voice over a man who was tempo- rarily insane is given in the "Woman at Home." In San Francisco, in the year 1889, young man of excellent name and position, whose mind had been affected ay a dangerous illness, came to hear the famous songstress. He concealed a small revolver about his person, and was heard to say, half jestingly, I feel that I should like to shoot someone to-night." After taking his seat, he observed that a very beautiful and interesting-looking young lady was in a box close by. She was a bride, and had been married that very morning, and had come to hear the diva in her great part of Violetta in La Traviata." The bride looked so radiant in her pure white gown that the madman could not keep his eyes from her face, and almost unconsciously his hand sought the revolver which he had secreted in the breast pocket of his coat. .Just at that terrible moment Patti appeared on the stage. The matehiess voice instantly arrested the attention of the would be murderer, and he forgftt his horrible pur- pose. After the performance he told the story to his doctor, by whom it was repeated to Madame Patti.
WILL BE A GREAT BOON. Proposed Competitive Line from Soutt: Wales to London. In connection with the agitation commenced some time ago with the object of improving tht railway facilities in South Wales, it will be remembered that last week, at a meeting of the general promotion committee, a sub-committee was appointed to consider ways and means and to thoroughly investigate and inquire into the whole subject, with instructions to report to the general committee at an early date. A meeting of this sub-committee was held in the grand jury- room at the Town-hall, Cardiff, Oil Friday after- noon, when the business transacted was of such a nature that it was considered that in the in- terests of the scheme, and for the present, the press would assist the project by refraining from publishing any details as to what tran. spired. It was further mentioned that the ques- tion is being organised on a solid basis, and up to the present the action gives prospect of successful issue.
HE WAS A GOOD MASTER. So the Workmen Presented Him With a Gold Albert. This morning the workmen employed on the erection of the temporary premises for the Western Mail at Tudor-road. presented the clerk of the works, Mr. Webster, with a gold albert in recognition of the esteem in which they held him for his kindness to them during the past few months.
CHARGE WAS DISMISSED. Could Not place Implicit Trust in Board of Trade Witnesses. Captain Hill delivered at Hull this morning the decision in the marine inquiry into the charge of cruel and gross misconduct alleged to have been committed by Chief-officer Gamni. of the Liverpool ship Garsdale, when on a voyage from Cardiff to Tacoma, during which a boy named Nelson, of York, died. The Court held it would be unsafe to place implicit reliance on the evidence of the Board of Trade witnesses, and dismissed the charge.
Condition of the Injured Men at the Infirmary. From inquiries made at the infirmary this morning it was ascertained that Roderick ia much improved, but Murphy, the man who was stabbed in Bute-terrace on Wednesday last, is not yet out of danger.
Facts About the Hambrough Family. Originally the Hambrough family, brought into prominence through the Ardlamont case, came from Northamptonshire. But the Northampton estates are now held by a junior branch, represented by Mr. Holden Hambrough, who resides at Pipewell Hall, a large stone mansion near Kettering, and is a widower. His late wife was the only sister of Viscount Hood. The main line of the family dwelt for years at Steephill Castle, Ventnor, an oblong, square- towered building on the road to St. Lawrence. This castle was completed in 1835, when Major Hambrough's father had reached fifteen years of age. At present its occupier is Mr. Henry Sewell. The Hambrough shield of arms con- sists of a black tower surrounded by small blue crosses and drops of blood the crest being a white horse at full speed, also spattered with blood and minute crosses. Major Hambrough has instructed a firm of solicitors to take proceedings to recover from the Monsons the personal effects of the late Lieutenant Hambrough. The trial of Monson will take place in Edinburgh, and will last over a week. It is expected that Mr. Asher will be senior counsel for the Crown, and Mr. C. Scott Dickson for the defence.
Labour Troubles on the Continent I I A Eeuter's telegram from Charleroi on Friday says:—The strike has extended to-day,' and at present 7,000 men are idle. The move* ment is expected to spread further. A Dalziel's telegram from Bethune on Friday says :—The tendency infihjs district is towards resuming work. There are 40,000 men still on strike ia the Pag de Calais.