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EXPRESS SANTA CLAUS FUND. The Second of Our Dorcas Meetings. LADIES ARE INVITED. Work Awaits their Deft Fingers and All Will be very Warmly Welcomed. Santa Claus begs his lady readers in form. ing their engagements not to forget the all- important Dorcas meeting which takes place every Friday afternoon at half past 'three. Rolls of material are awaiting the scissors this week, and deft indeed will be the fingers if half the work pie- pared for Friday is completed by teatime. Santa Claus" hopes that as many ladies as possible will come in good time on Friday after- noon to No. 15, Tudor-road. "Ajfriend of little children" has this morning forwarded a postal order for 5s., and Mr. Stevens (Dorothy) has quite humbly implored Santa Claus" to lay down his instructions, and they shall be carried eut. I will aid this kind scheme to the best of my ability," said Mr. Stevens, only tell m what to do." LIST OF PRIZES. The following money prices will be given for ^ie best JE s. d, 1. DRESSED DOLL 1 0 0 2. CHILD'S FROCK 1 0 0 3. KNITTED, CROCHETED, or FLANNEL PETTICOAT 10 0. 4. FLANNEL SHIRT for Boys. 010 0 5. CHILD'S HOOD, any Material.. 0 10 0 6. PAIRof KNITTED WOOLLEN STOCKINGS 0 10 0 7. KNITTED MUFFLER, not less than 4ft. long and 6in. wide 0 5 0 8. PINAFORE (not too fine), Plain or Coloured 0 5 0 9. APRON, Plain or Coloured 0 5 0 i 10. BABY'S WOOL BOOTEES 0 5 0 SPECIAL PRIZES. 11. ASSORTMENT of OLD TOYS 1 0 0 12. ASSORTMENT of CAST-OFF CHILDREN'S CLOTHING. 1 0 0 13. MATERIALS for Boys' or Girls' CLOTHING 1 0 0 Of course, all articles sent in, whether they win a prize or not, are to belong to the Fund, and are to be distributed among the poor children at Christmastide. No articles sent in after Saturday, December 16, will be admitted to the Prize Competition. It is important that every artiole should have the name and address of the donor attached to it, so that its receipt may be acknowledged. Money donations will be gratefully acknow- ledged in these columns, and the sums so received will be administered as judiciously as possible in furtherance of the objects of our fiacta Claus Fand. We may add that all-toys and things will be carefully stored away till the day of distribution. On that day the whole of the gifts will be laid out and exhibited in some large, suitable hall, and if the money will run to it the children will be given a feast of tea and cake to bring them into a fit mood for an interview with Santa Claus All gifts should be addressed :— SANTA CLAUS, EVENING EXPRESS OFFICE, ST. MABY-STBEET, CARDIFF. Postal Orders, Cheques, &c., may be made payable to Mr. D. W. Thomas, Western Mail- ] buildings, St. Mary-street, Cardiff. ] If it is not convenient to send a parcel, we < will on the receipt of a postcard send a messen- < ger or a conveyance to fetch it. We ] think our readers will assist the scheme with gifts of money and clothing and toys, ] and so for once give the poor child an advantage over its richer neighbour, for while the latter has to wait the coming of the Santa Claus of blessed memory, the Evening Express Santa C aus will search out his recipients and, if hopes and expectations are realised, load them with Christmas presents. LIST OF SUBSCRIPTIONS. £ s. d. Proprietors of the Evening Express. 5 0 0 Mr. Lascelles Carr 1001 A Lover of Little Children 1 0 0 r Three Monmouth High School Girls 0 12 0 May Davies 0 5 0 Mr. Archibald D. Dawnay 010 6 1 Mrs. Archibald D. Dawnay 010 6 ] Odlwr Bychsn 0 2 6 i Dorothy 0 5 0 I Father's Boy 0 1 0 1 G. E. S. B 0 2 6 Mr. F. Raper (Singer & Co.) 0 5 0 Biffey" 0 1 0 1 "Mrs. Gumption" 0 10 6 Morgan and Co., The Hayes. 0 2 6 Councillor Brain 010 0 ] Alderman Carey 0 10 0 Madge, per Mr Lewellfin Wood, J.P. 0 10 0 i Gwen, per Alderman Matthias 010 0 Mr. David Williams, Henstaff 0 10 0 Maude, 5s. Nellie, 5a., per Mr. J. E. Gunn, Tredelerch 0 10 0 Lover of Young Girls 0 10 0 1 "Morien" 010 0 1 Mr. Da.vid Morgan, Woodland House, Penarth 0 5 0 Mrs. Heald o 2 6 i Mr. L. J. Williams, Llandaff Mills 0 5 0 Mrs. L. J. Williams, do. 0 5 0 1 Miss Birdie Williams, do. 0 2 6 1 Master T. Williams, do. 0 2 6 1 Master L. Williams, do. 0 2 6 1 Gertie and Edie, per Mrs. Box 0 10 0 ] A Friend 0 10 0 Mr. James Lemon, Mayor of South- ampton 1 1 0 Madam Clara Novello Davies 110 Royal Hotel Proprietor, Southampton 0 10 6 i P. J. F. H. A. R 010 6 i W. B. Hill, Jun 0 5 0 A. Blackman 0 5 0 Lewis Septimus Bickley 0 2 6 i Mary Ann Bickley 0 1 0 1 Arthur Bickley 0 0 6 1 May Bickley 0 0 6 j Llewelyn Bickley 0 0 6 Edward Tolfree 0 6 0 < Mr. Hogge 0 5 0 Mr. D. Davies, Llwyn-yr-Eos 010 0 Dr. John Williams 0 10 6 Mr. J. Davies. 0 4 0 Mr. W. Lloyd Herbert 0 3 0 Miss Nellie Griffiths 0 1 0 Miss Bessie Evans 0 10 i Miss Mabel Griffiths 0 10 Miss Minnie Evans 0 2 6 Mr. Hugh Owen 0 3 0 Miss May John 0 0 6 Miss A. Brind 0 1 6 Mr. Perkins 0 3 0 Mr. D. Llew. Davies 0 2 6 Miss Theresa Rees 0 2 0' Miss E. Pritchard 0 1 0 Miss G. Drinkwater 0 1 0 Miss M. Symonds 0 1 0 Miss Edith Edwards 0 1 0 Miss Esther Williams 0 10' Miss M. Williams 0 10 Mr. Isaac Phjllip8 .0 2 6; E. R 0 5 0' Mr. Phelps .$5 0 Mrs, Smart 2 0 0' Messrs. Stranag-han and Stephens 0 10 0 Jfr. Munday 0 5 0 Mr. Eugene Munday 0 5 0 3ev. Theepbihts Rees 0 2 0 å. TYiend of Little Children 0 5 0 Total. m[ £ 27 13 0 I LIST OF PROMISES. Mrs. Dawney, "a lovely doll" Lucv Lans- downe collection Father's Boy," his horse; ,t Victor," collection Ruby," boy's pinafore, Mari Lwyd Law on. six scra.p albums, six bags of marbles, six vests, and six petticoat to be ready the second week in December Mrs. Major Thornley, dressed doll, "Queenie collection; Mr. F. Raper, gift for Christmas 4 six dozen balloons, Anderson pi Anderson, and Company, Queen-street two child's pinafores, one pair hand- knitted stockings, Miss Zete Williams, 34, Longcross-place two pinafores, Mrs. D. W. Thomas, 41, Albany-road one pair of hand- knitted stockings, Mrs. Thomas, senior, 11, Albany-road wearing apparel, Miss Cole, Barry's Hotel collection, Miss Edwards, Cardiff Conservative Club sundries, Mrs. C. J. Smart, Cowbridg-e-road Mr. F. Raper (Singer Sewing Machine Company, Limited), use of (if necessary) twenty-five V.S. treadle sewing machines, with cottons, needies, &c., for Dorcas Society; use of Wheeler and Wilson sewing machine, in full working orker, by Messrs. Hutchins and Co. (Limited), 19, Duke-street, Cardiff; and Mr. A. W. Spencer, St. John's- square, use of knitting machines and services of youuo- ladies to work ihem Gladys, Maud, Cedric Bishop, 101, Cowbridge-road, Cardiff, i parcel containing three petticoats, two pina- fores, and two pairs of socks Mr. Solomon And-ews, Cardiff, provisions Messrs. Richards awid Co., St. Mary-street, CardifE, quantity of hats and caps Mrs. Lansdown, 21, Maindy- terrace, Maindy, Cardiff, will alter clothes free af expense and Mrs. Jones, Brynglas House, Penarth, two fiannellette baby shirts; Mr. H. H. Parsley, Hat and Cap manufacturers. Wynd- bam Arcade, Cardiff, 3 dozen caps, neckties, fee
A HORRIBLE CUSTOM. Matabeles Mutilate Their Slain in a Fearful Manner. The Daily News Fort Salisbury correspondent, belegraphing on Tuesday afternoon, gives addi- tional particulars of the fighting on the 27th lit. :-The Makalaka auxiliaries appear to have suffered the heaviest of the Chartered Company's native allies during the series of desperate tttacks on the laager. Over 100 of this force rvere killed, and their bodies have since been round horribly mutilated. Not only wajr the isual Zulu custom of ripping open the stomachs )f the slain adopted by Lobengula's hordes, but ;he heads of the fallen Makalaka were smashed n and rendered unrecognisable. The dispatch 1 joes on to say, however, that since the Mata- )ele were put to flight, on October 27, I ;heir attacks on the whites have been of a rery half-hearted character and in compare lively small numbers. It is inferred from thib )y those in command at Buluwayo that contin- gents had been detached by Lobengula from ;he several impis to concentrate for a final stand. Although the company's forces are not -eported to have sustained any losses, the \la.tn hele have been successful in re-capturing a jonsiderable number of cattle. This news is lot at all relished here. No further tidings lave been obtained of the missing Captain Williams. Your representative, however, nentions that hope is still expressed that the )lood trail that was discovered may prove to be 'rom the wounded horse, and that Captain Williams may have made his way to some 'riendly quarter. The news respecting Major Forbes's force is most encouraging. Runners lave come in with brief particulars of a sharp, )ut decisive, encounter between Forbes's men md a large body of Matabele, the latter being inally driven off with serious loss. Mr. Gladstone on the Matabele Slaughter. The Press Association states tha.t Mr. J. E. Ellis, M.P., on Wednesday received the following etter from the Prime Minister in reference to ihe letter sent to the Government on behalf of ;he Society of Friends :— 10, Downing-street. November 8, 1893. Dear Mr. Ellis,—I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 6th inst., forwarding L resolution adopted by a meeting of the Society )f Friends with respect to the recent hostilities n South Africa. The Government have no tccurate information as to the number of Matabele who were slain, but there is reason to relieve that it has been over-stated. In any rase, I can assnre you that we heartily share the lesire of the Society of Friends that the Matabele should be treated with justice, lumanity, and mercy.—I remain, dear Mr. Ellis, 'aithfully yours, W. E. GLADSTONE. Captain Gwyneth Williams. A London correspondent says — Captain Williams, who has been lost" in the Matabele )ush, is a personal friend of Lord Randolph Dhurchill. He it was. in fact, who personally ,onducted the famous expedition into Mashona- and, and introduced the noble lord to his first ion. When the news reached London of Captain Williams's disappearance, Lord Ran- lolph, going to Sir J. Pender, said how anxious Ie felt about his old dragoman, and the Eastern rabies were kindly placed at his lordship's dis- posal for inquiries.
ENGLISH COAL WAR. Vtore London Police Sent to the Provinces. The Press Association understands that urther reinforcements of Metropolitan police Lave been despatched to the c< a]fields, in antici- pation, of possible disturbances, which it is feared vill result from the approach of wintry veather and the prolongation of the strained elatioius between the owners and the Miners' federation. At least one division of the twenty Metropolitan divisions of police has sent about .0 selected inspectors, sergeants, and men for luty in Derbyshire and Yorkshire, Superin- endent Beard being, it is understood, in com- oand of this detached force in the provinces. jetters from officers in charge of the Metro- politan police in the coalfields are to the effect hat they do not expect to be re-called until iter Christmas, and their winter clothing has >een sent to them. Miners' Meetings in the Country. A Manchester telegram says that various )rajich meetings of the Miners' Federation are )eing held during the week. There is to be 10 ballot to get the opinion of the men as to .he proposals put forward at the London Coh- erence by the coalowners and Miners' Federa- ;ion. The various districts are invited to nake for themselves arrangements which they hink best for obtaining .the opinion of their nembers. The branch meetings will be fol- owed by a general meeting of the whole of he districts. Arrangements are being made or holding a conference. Conference of Clergymen. The Press Association states that the COll- erence of the leaders of religions that 'are in 'avour of the adoption of the living wage as he basis of settlement of trade disputes will )e held in the Jerusalem-chamber, V. e«t- ninster, next Tuesday, at five p.m. Amongst hose who have consented to take part 111 t. ronference are the Dean of WestminsUr. Cardinal Vaughan, the Bishop of Ripon, the lev. D. Marshall Lang, Moderator of the Church of Scotland; Canon Scott-Holland, Yrchdeaeon Farrar, the Rev. Charles (lore, md the Rev. Professor Shuttleworth. The Featherstone Commission. The Featherstone Riots Commission will ihortly meet in London to conclude their nquiry and frame a report to Parliament, rhe final sittings will be held in one of ihc committee-rooms of th" House of Commons. ——1iwnww L iw———»
TEN LIVES LOST. rhrough the Wreck of a Swansea Barque. Information reached Swansea on Wednesday svening of the wreck of the Swansea barque rhunderbolt off Cape de Verde- The details ret to hand are meagre, but it has been ascer- ;ained that Captain Mendus, a well-known Swansea skipper, has been drowned, together irith nine-of the crew. The vessel sailed from ;he South Dock, Swansea, six weeks ago.
Roath Harriers, Cardiff. On Saturday last the above club held all inter-team race between teams chosen by the captain and vice-captain. The results were as follow CAPTAIN'S TEAK. 1 VICE-CAPTAIN'S TEAM. Pts. Pts. R A. Blandy 1 G. S. Stowe 2 p. Bell 3F E. Fairlamb 4 J. W. Thomas 5 Trevor Shackell 6 Tom Bliaokell 7 IJ. Allan 8 ;r. G. Coppock. 11 C. G. Morgan 9 W. M'Kiimov; 13 J. Metcalf 10 Total 40 Total 39 Seventeen ran. 10
The Railway Death Roll. TWO MORE FEARFUL DISASTERS. Six People Killed in Russia and Five Deaths in an American Smash. A Reuter's telegram from St. Petersburg says: —A serihus railway accident is reported to have occurred on the Kosloff, Varonesh, and Rostoff Railay. A mixed passenger and goods train ran off the line not far from the station of Urichailooka, and fell over an embankment. Twenty-four wagons and carriages were com- pletely wrecked. Six persons were killed, and many others received injuries. Collision at Chicago. "Vv A Central News telegram from Chicago says —A terrible railway disaster occasioned here shortly after six o'clock on Wednesday evening when the limited mail train from Rock Island ran into a. suburban train which wa s steaming on the outskirts of the 71st street. Neither of the trains were going at full speed at the time, but the impact was such that the engine of the mail telescoped the suburban train two coaches being reduced to splinters. Five of the passen- gers were killed and 26 seriously injured. I, I. I' 1
To-day's Share Market I CONSOLS OP IO 12.10 1.10 CLO AF Con. Goschen s p c Money 98i„ Do. do. Account, Dec. ^1/4 Local Stock 104 New 2J do. do Q7 Bank of England Stock, 331 India 3 J 108 Do. 3 do. 98% Met. B'rd of W orks, 3 £ pc 113$ Do. do. 3 p c 103% Indian Rupee Paper 4 p c 65-^ Ins.Canadian4 p Ct.Jan,J 109 Ins.C.GoodHope,4pr. Ct. 109% Ins.NewZealand Coneolid 105 Ins. NewS. AYales4 per C 101^ Ins. Victoria 4 pr. C,'82-3-4 98 Ins. South Australian lOii Ins. Queensland 4per Cfcs. 101 HUME RAILWAY B. Brighton Bailway Ord 164 Do. Deferred 14Z% Caledonian Consolidated. 113^5 Do. Preferred Con. Ord. 81 Do. Deferred do Z2% Chatham and Dover Ord. !4 Do. Preference 94'i. Glasgow andSontl1 West. 108 Great Eastern Ordiua.ry 75% tit.N'thn.Fi efd.Con. Ord. llOfe Do. do. Defd. do. 50 Do. do. A'.s 51 Great Western 152 Hull and Bamsley 27-^ Lancashire and Yorkshire 104 Lo'idon and North-Westn 164 London and South-Westn 183 Do. do. Deten-ed. 64 Man., Shef. and Line. Ord 52 Do. Preferred 79 *Do. Deferred 25^ Metropolitan Con 81^ Do. Land Stock 73^ Do. District Ordinary -5 I'" Do. Preferred 80 1 Midland Ordinary 148% North British Ord. Pref. 71 I. Do. Ordinary oVfe North-Eastern Ordinary 153% North Staffordshire 124 St% South-Easterii Ordinary 113 Do. Deferred 69' East London 7^, Taff Vale Ac. 9 79'^ Furness 67%' j AMERICAN RAILWAYS. &c. Central Pacific .f 20% i Chicago, Milwaukee 57 ',v Denver Ordinary 10% Do. Preferred 30% Erie Shares 14% Do. Preference 31 Do. Second Mortgage.. 70% Illinois Central 36 Lake Shore 131' £ Louis and NasUrille 50% Missouri, Kansas & Texas 13-$., New York Central 106% New York Ontario \1% Nox-folk Preference 22% North Pacific Preference 23 Ohio and Mississippi Do. Preference. 68 Pennsylvania Ordinary. 53% Philadelphia & Reading. 10^> Do. First Inc01>101 Uonds 3,"j Union Pacific 18% Wabash Preference 16^ Do. GeueralMortgajfo..) 26% Atlantic G.W. 1'stMort. 19 Atchison 20& Canadian Pacific 75« Oraud 'i'rnnk Ordinary 74 Do. Guaranteed Do. First Preference 48 Do. Secoud Preference. 30 i, Do. Secoud Preference. 30 i, Do. Third Preference. 17^ Mexican Ordinary 14 Do. First Preference 61 Do. Second Preference. 39 _i__ FOREIGN BONDS Lombards Ordinary gu, Do. do. First Income la Buenos Ayres Gt. S'thern 105 Buenos Ayresaud Rosarin 58 Central Argentine 62 Chilian 1886 78 Do. 1892 8/ Hue;,os Ayre.s 180?. 28 Do. 1833 28 >. Argentine I880 63& Do. Funding 67^ Do. 4| p.c. Sterling 38'^ Do. Treasury 40 Argentine Cedulas A 30^. Do. Cednlas B 28 Buenos Ay res Cedulas I.. 75, Do. J T'm Brazil iau 1889 Kgyptiau Unified ICO-^ Do. Gov. Pref., New 95'^ Do. State Domain' >03% Do. Dairii, New 101 fc'rench3per Oeui. Kentex 58 Do. 4J per Cent It& Hungarian 4 p.c. Gold. 91 '■(. Italian 5 per Cent 79v Mexican 6 per Cent ■! &l* £ f Peruvian Corporafc'n Ord.j &• Do. Preference 19 Portuguese per Cent. 1869 19%' Greeks 1881 ^JA\ Do. 1834 3b j ilussia'i 4 p.c. Conversion 100 [ Spanish 4 per Ceuts 58& Turkish 1871 98 Do. Ottoman Defence 96& Do. First Group 55^, Do. Second Group 23% Do. Third Group 23% Do. Fourth Group 22, Ottoman Hank Shares "3i°
A Valuable Picture. A Renter's telegram i'vom fVmstevdu.m on Wednesday says Mr. Abna Tadema's pi'.rlt:i<?. "Visit of ti'" Emperor Uo<iria,n to the Pottery," has been soli to a Dutch amateur for 20,000 florins.
Timber Sale at Monmouth. On Wednesday afternoon, at the Beaufort Arms Hotel, Monmouth, Messrs. Nelines and Poole offered for sale by auction, in fourteen lots, a quantity of timber trees and coppice wood, the property of the Duke of Beaufort and others. There was a large attendance, and the bidding for larch trees and smaller lots of oak was brisk. Trade in larger lots and coppice wood was di acra'ing'. Only six lots were sold under the hammer, but a few more were subse- quently disposed of privately.
Fatal Accident at Ty'nybedw Pits. John How-IIs, Dumfries-street, Treherbert- the man wlio was hurt a.t Ty'nybedw Pits on Saturday last, succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday. Howells, who was a collier was working on the face," when a large lump of coal, weighing several hundredweight, fell on him. He received a terrible shock to the system rom which b« x-,ver recovered.
Thirty Persons Killed. 0 MORE ABOUT THE BARCELONA TRAGEDY. Anarchists Arrested Deny the Charge but Police have now got Others in Custody. A Reuter's telegram from Barcelona, on Wed nesday evening says with reference to the recent explosion :-It was about eleven o'clock, just after the second act of the opera had begun, that the bomb exploded. It is not quite clear from which gallery it was thrown, but the author of the outrage appears to have been seated in either the fourth or fifth gallery, Fifteen persons, it has now been ascertained were killed on the spot, and fifteen more have since died from the effects of the injuries they sustained, while no fewer than 80 others are seriously ill, either from actual injuries or from the effects of the shock. The interior of the theatre has been greatly damaged. The Governor of Barce- lona. has instituted a searching investigation into all circumstances attending the outrage. Among the killed are several foreign visitors, whose remains are being properly cared for by the public authorities. These victims of the crime include a German gentleman named Roggenbrod, Mr. Henry Ramm, local repre- sentative of an English nrm and Monsignor Guilliame du Canal Verdon, a French subject. Among those who have been seriously hurt is Herr Wicke, who represents several English and North American firms in this town. The injured survivors do not, so far as can at pre- sent be ascertained, include any British or American subjects. The Italian prisoner, Alberta Soldanes, who was arrested on sus- picion, is said to have denied that he is the author of the outrage, but his statements are so contradictory that it is impossible to say what importance is to be attached to this pri- soner and the French Anarchist who was arrested at the same time. The police have taken into custody several other well-known I Spanish Anarchists.
A COUSIN'S MAD JEALOUSY. Murdered a Young Husband and was Himself Shot Dead. Jacksonville, (Fla.) has been the scene of a peculiarly romantic tragedy. Adolf Gottliel kept a tobacco and cigar store in the town, and was aided in the sale of his wares by his daughter Minna. Among her numerous admirers were John Hanson, the son of a well- to-do cetton planter, and his cousin, Luke Hanson, an idle fellow. These two became jealous, and meeting on the evening of October 29. each accusod the other of trying to supplant him in the girl's affections. John Hanson went to the girl aud told her what had happened, and together they planned to elope that night if her father would not give his consent to their immediate union. The father consented, and the wedding was celebrated on Sunday, and it was also arranged a couple of days ago that they should start on their honeymoon trip through the Southern States. However, while the bride and bridegroom were driving from their house to catch the train at Penn's-crossing they were stopped by Luke, who levelled his shot- gun at his cousin, the latter at the same time drawing a revolver. The two men fired almost simultaneously. John Hanson fell wounded from the trap into the road. The other, though wounded, managed to seize the horses and stop them. Mounting the trap ho beaded the horses in the direction of Jack- sonville and was about to drive over the wounded man in the road, when the latter, making a last effort shot his cousin through the heart. Mrs. Hanson drove back to the house for assistance, with Luke's body still in the buggy, and there told what had happened. The bridegroom's father and a party of sei-vanfcs went far the body and returned with it to the house. As soon as Mrs. Hanson saw the blood-stained corpse of her husband her reason gave way and she was removed to a private insane asylum.
EMBARRASSED EGYPTIANS. They Receive a Demand from Great Britain for £ 40,000. A Dalziel'rs udegrain from Cairo says Much 7 excitement prevails in Cairo respecting the demand by England to be paid £40,000 towards the expense incurred by increasing the British forces there in the early part of the year. This action is considered unworthy of Great Britain. It has put the Egyptian Cabinet in an embar- rassing position.
A FRENCH CANARD. "Figaro" Says England is Willing to Give Up Gibraltar, A Dalziel's telegram from Paris says :—The Figaro publishes a statement to the effect that Sir Henry Drummond Wolff, the English Am- bassador at Madrid, has full powers to settle, so far as England is concerned, the Morocco ques- tion upon terms favourable to Spain. England, it is said, is prepared even to givt1 up Gibraltar to Spain in case necessity provider iiat Tangier is ceded to her in return. r
CANONADING IS HEAVY. Insurgent Warships Are Again Bombarding Rio. A Reuter's telegram from New York says :— The Herald Monte Yideo correspondent, tele- graphing on Wednesday, states that the Brazilian insurgent warships Aquidaban and Fort Villegagnon on Tuesday evening began a vigoroua bombardment of Rio de Janoiro, which still continues. Considerable damage has been done in various quarters of the city. The forts of Santa Cruz and Lage are answering the insurgents' fire, and the cannonading is very heavy. It is thought that Admiral De Mello is trying to staike a decisive blow before Marshal Piexoto's vessels arrive from New York.
ESCAPED FROM SIBERIA, And Sp,nd Fourteen Days in an Open Boat Before Rescue Comes. A Dalziel's telegram from San Francisco says :—Two Russians, who had escaped from the Siberian penal settlement in the Island of I
SAID HE HAS CONFESSED. Bei'trand Has Given the Names of •Some of his Dupes.
The Death at Briton Ferry. On Wednesday morning a.n inquest was held at the Ferry Hou"e Hotel, before Mr. Powell, deputy coroner, an 1 a jury, of which Mr. J. W. Cox was fcremau, touching the death of Willia m M'Lellan, who wis found dead on the previous morning on Crumlyo Burrows. The evidence showed that the decca-sud was last seen alive at the Halfway House about ten o'clock on the previous night, and was quite sober. pr. E. V. Pegge having given his evidence, the jury returned a verdict that death was caused by apoplexy.
A Swansea Woman's Night Out. At Swansea Police-court on Wednesday Sarah Owens, a notorious woman, who has appeared before the bench on 60 previous occasions, was charged with four offences. She was sentenced to a month for assaulting- Lizzie Williams at 27, College-street, to another month for damaging a glass case-at the same address, and to a third month for disorderly conduct in the street. A charge of assaulting the searcher at the police- station was allowed to drop
I! The Cardiff Giant Fraud RE-CALLED TO MIND BY A RECENT EXPOSURE. A Petrified Female Form Found to be Factory-made and Composed of Portland Cement. For some time past there has been on exhibi- tion in various town in the United States a petrified woman." Doubts were cast upon the genuineness of the petrification, and at last, in response to pressure, the exhibitor allowed it to be examined by scientists, who speedily dis covered it to be a fraud. A Well-done Fake. The woman (says the New York World) was alleged to have been discovered on the bank of a small stream in Fresno county, Cal., twenty miles from the nearest human habitation and 2,000ft. above the level of the sea. It was said to have been buried near the stream, which encroaching on the grave wished it out, exposing one of the hands to view. The county in which it was found is described as embracing the famous petrified forest of California.-a weird locality, abounding in fossils of all sorts. A part of the woman's lips which had been chiseled away exposed two unmistakable teeth; there was a fossil wart on one hand and a fossil corn on one toe. Certain marks indicated clothing, in which the body bad been buried without box or coffin. Invitation to Scientists. The exhibitor, who undoubtedly purchased the alleged petrifaction in good faith from the original producer, brought it to Washington for exhibition. So convinced was he of its genuine- ness that he invited the eminent scientists attached to the Smithsonian Institution and Geological Survey to investigate it. He gave them the privilege to do whatever they chose with it, the only condition being that they should met impair its usefulness for show pur- poses. The Examination Proceeds. With a view to satisfying themselves, the scientists gathered at an appointed hour around the specimen—called Mrs. Stone" by one frivolous gentleman-and proceeded to investi- gate its true inwardness. With a drill made especially for the purpose they proceeded to bore into the elbow of the lady, with the inten- tion to take out a oore," which would cer- tainly show signs of boyiy and other structure if she was a real fossil. The "core" thus obtained and withdrawn from the supposed body was a cylindrical piece, 3in. long by Jin. in diameter. It showed no signs of organic structure whatever, but in all respects re- sembled a fragment of stone. Then "Mrs. Stone" was turned over upon her face and examined. Her back was suspiciously flat, as if she had been moulded on a board, and traces of plaster of paris were found attached to the arms. These symptoms struck the assembled scientists as unfamiliar in fossils. Next, a bor- ing was made into Mrs. Stone's leg, near the knee. The core obtained was as structure- less as the first one, but a curious phenomenon interrupted the proceedings. The drill broke short off. On investigation it was discovered that it had struck a piece of iron pipe, with which the limbs were reinforced. It may be un- necessary to say that iron pipe does not ordina- rily occur in fossils. In short, Mrs. Stone was a demonstrated and incontestable fraud. Made at a Factory. There is satisfactory evidence to show that she was cast at a factory established for the manufacture of such fakes in Fresno County, Cal. She was purchased in good faith by her present exhibitor for 2,500 dollars. The mate- rial of which Mrs. Stone is made is ordinary Portland cement, with an admixture of sand. She is evidently a cast, presumably from a living woman and not from a cadaver. It is understood that the lovely original is a female relative of the proppeiv of the fa>e factory aforesaid. The Cardiff Giant Fraud. The most celebrated fraud in the shape of an alleged petrifaction was the so-called Cardiff Giant, dug up near Syracuse, N.Y., in 1868. At first it was alleged to be a fossilised human being of gigantic proportions, and when this notion was promptly exploded the belief was generally held by scientists who examined it that it was a sculptured statue which had been buried for many centuries. Only after many months, during which it was exhibited with great profit to the owners, was it discovered that it had been carved by swindlers from a block of gypsum, water-worn in the bed of a stream-the water marks, artfully left for the purpose, producing a deceptive appearance of antiquity.
First Financier of the Age. On Wednesday v. us the 53rd anniversary of the birth of the first financier of the age. Nathaniel Mayer, first Lord Rothschild, is the eldest son of the late Baron Lionel Nathan de Rothschild. He was born in London, and was educated first at King's College School, «nd afterwards at Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1865 he was elected to Parliament as Liberal member for Ayles- bury, and retained his seat for twenty years. In 1885, on the nomination of Mr. Gladstone, he was created a peer. He is the head of the world-famous firm of N. M. Rothschild and Sons. He is a well-known art amateur, and his houses at Tring Park and in Picca- dilly are filled with valuable works from the easels of some of the most distinguished painters of our own and other times.
Gallantry at Sea. On Wednesday afternoon at the Barry Com- pany's General Offices, Barry Dock (Colonel Guthrie, J.P., in the chair), Mr. H. J. Bruce, of Liverpool, master of the steamship Eglantine, of Liverpool, and Mr. Charles Hunter, chief mate of the same boat, were the recipients of testimonials for bravery presented by the Marine Service Association of Liverpool, for gallantry in rescuing the crew of the barque Chislehurst, of Swansea, in the Atlantic, during a terrific gale on the 27th of November last. The captain was presented with an illuminated address of thanks, and the first officer with a silver medal, the presentation being made by Dr. O'Donnell, the chairman of the Barry Local Board, and Mr. James Lowdon, chairman of the school board. Several addresses were delivered on the occasion by local gentlemen. F
Better Luck Next Time." George Thompson, a hunch-backed and orippled inmate of the St. George's Fulham- road Workhouse, wa.s charged before Mr. De Rutzen on Tuesday with wilful damage. Tl#5 master said that during the last two years the prisoner had been 69 times in and out of the workhouse. He always gave trouble, and on Monday night he swore fearfully and broke a window with his boot. -I' I did not swear much, only used a-u-, -s.iicl that is not to say swearing. (A laugh.)—Mr. de Rutzen Twenty-one days' hard labour.- .'Yisoner: Thanks. Better luck next time.
A Link with Balaclava. Mr. John Nicholls, who has just died, was for many years trumpet-major of the 4tli Dragoon Guards, and was the last remaining trumpeter of this regiment who rode with them in the famous charge of the Heavy Cavalry Brigade, and the youngest boy in the regiment "t the time. It was he who sounded the rally for the commanding officer.
Strange Affair at Leeds. Joseph Jacobs, aged 50, a Leeds slipper manufacturer, died at the infirmary on Wednes- day afternoon, under mysterious circumstances. When admitted he was suffering from a gun- shot wound, but was quite unable to account for it. He had bden to the lavatory, and on re- turning to his workshop fell upon the flbor. In the lavatory was found a six-chambered re- volver, with which it is supposed he was shot, ut by whom is a mystery.
Journalism and Peerage. Another peer's son has joined the ranks of the war correspondents. It is the Hon. Maurice Gifford, the younger brother of Lord Gifford. He is now in lVIatabelehnld, a field to which he was, no dotjbt, attracted by the South African experiences of his brother. The Hon. Maurice is 34 years old, and he possesses nil the Giffords' love of fighting. Indeed, we spe culate that up to the present he has done more fighting than writing.
To-Day's Racing. Liverpool Hunt Meeting. 12.45-Liverpool St. Leger—SON OF A GUN. 1.15-Alt Welter—HAWKWEED or KNOCK- LAYD. 1,45—Stewards' Cup—PUNSTER or HALMA. 2.15—County Stand Plate-THESPIS. 2.45-Knowsley Nursery-XURY or THROAT- LASH. 3.15-WestmGrelanà Plate-VEAU D'OR. 3.40-Aintree Steeplecha.se-GREEK GIRL. VENATOR.
ORDER OF RUNNING.—Liverpool St. Leger, 12.45 Alt Welter, 1.15; Stewards' Cup, 1.45 County Stand Plate, 2.15 Knowsley Nursery, 2.45 Westmoreland Welter, 3.15 Aiatree Steeplechase, 3.40 the Aintree Plate did not fill. ENTRIES. Alt Welter—Primrose Knight, 3yrs, lOst 71b; Philanthropist, 3yrs, lOst 21b The Dummy, 4yrs, lOst lib; Fits warren, 4yrs, 9st 131b; Verdant Green, 3yrs, 9st 121b Godwit, 5yrs, 9st 81b; Diogenes, 3yrs, 9st 71b Bungalow, aged, 9st 41b; Hawkweed, 3yrs, 9st 31b; Richard, 3yrs, 8st lllb; Diplomatic, 3yrs, 8st lllb; Primrose Way, 4yrs, 8st 81b Knocklayd, 3yrs, 8st. 71b; Poppy, 3yrs, 8st 51b Pet of the Fancy, 3yrs, 8st 21b Pickle, 5yrs, 8st; and Gloss, 4yrs, Sst. SCRATCHINGS. Knowsley Nursery-Rose of Lancaster filly and Glenlogan. Liverpool Nursery-Knockabout and Glealogan. Great Lancashire Breeders' Produce Stakes-- Gallinalla, St. Florian, and Galloping- Dick. All Liverpool Engagements—All Lord Molineux's horses. Arrivals. Red Prince II., The Jew, Shootaway, St. Marnock, Mercury, General Gordon, Unionist, Prompter, Bac- carat, Golden Ring, The Dummy, Warren Hastings, Tburles, Serenity, Sister of Mercy, Gay Boy, Jason, Roman Oak, Champion, Marcellus, Knocklayd. Royal Red, Ram Lai, Philosopher, Benburb, Why Not- Smart, Warrior, Field Marshal, John o' Gaunt, Llan- trissant, Poussin, Leveret, Apostate, Dornoch, Lady Norah, Hereward, Honorins, Tlieedosius, Tornado, Biscuit, Schooner, Harpist, Fitzwarren, Diggeon, Richard, Qusesitum, Gill Beck, Torquil, Knocklayd, Odour, Diplomatic, Page Boy, Kyle, Veruma, Aci- dalie, Colorado, Lady Hermit, Primrose Way, Hawk- weed, Veau d'Or, Massacre, Pendennis, Punster, Cunctator, Carillon colt, Lord of the Manor, Throat- lash, Halma, Cambus O'May, Philanthropist, Father- less, Amiable, Missing Link, Haymaker, Prisoner, Court Ball, Maid of Touraine, Primrose Knight, Bransdaie, Short Price, Verdant Green, Thespis, Court Beauty filly, Bonne Sorte, Pet of the Fancy, Adoration, Bungalow, Ratkdrum, Tetley, Street Singer, Enaiskillen, Middleham, Fealar, Lady Erne, Koran Once More, Lord Lieutenant, Xury, Fetlar (late Pimpa), May Duke, Merry Token, Hostage, i*0PPy. Courtly, Red Rube, Gillstown, Wild Man from Borneo. The Primate, Kitty, Ben Battle colt, Toss Up, Caustic, Aborigine, and Son of a Gun. Additional Arrivals This Morning. Flat Fish, Hostage, Courtly, Glen Tilt, Sir Jacob, Veruma, Last Toast, Tim, Massacre, Lord of the Manor, and Van Der Berg.
Yesterday's Starting Prices. SPORTSMAN AND SPORTING LIFE AUTHENTIC PRICES. LEICESTER MEETING. HORSE. RIDER. Sportsman. STAND PLATE. Santa Luna I T Loates I 7 to 4 ago I 7 to 4 ag NOVEMBER NURSERY. Clwyd I Bradford I 7 to 4 ag ) 15 to 8 ag OADBY PLATE. Greywell Rickaby 6 to 1 ag 1 100 to 15 ag SELLING NURSERY. GaIea.)FmJa.y.tlOOto 7 ag 1100 to 7 ag BRADFORD HANDICAP. Svetlo. G Brown 1100 to 15 ag 1100 to 15 ag HARBOROUGH PLATE. Sw't Aub'rn Dawson 5 to 1 ag I 5 to 1 ag LIVERPOOL HUNT MEETING. HORSE. RIDER. | Sportsman. SP £ lfgUg THREE YEAR OLD HURDLE RACE. Baccarat. I W Taylor.. I 10 to 1 ag I 10 to 1 ag ABBEY STEAD STEEPLECHASE. Red Rube. I Dollery. I 9 to 2 ag I 9 to 2ag SEFTON STEEPLECHASE. Why Not Nightin'gall ( 100 to 14 ag 1 100 to 14 ag SOCI'HJ'OAT HURDLS: PLATE. Smart I Oakley. I 11 to 2 on j 11 to 2 on NOVEMBER HURDLE HANDICAP. Golden Ring Mr Cullen.. 4 to 1 ag 4 to 1 ag VALENTINE STEEPLECHASE. WnHastugs W Taylor. 11 to 10 on 11 to 10 on The above prices are identical with those published iu the Racinq Calendar.
YESTERDAY'S LONDON BETTING. LIVERPOOL CUP. Run Friday, Nov. 10. Distance-Cup Course (one mile and three furlongs). 9 to 2 agst Prisoner, 3yrs, 7st 71b, t 100 to 15 — Aborigine, 3yrs, 6st 91b, t 7 to I La Fleche, 4yrs, 9st 61b, t 7 to 1. Qusesitum, 3yrs, 6st 61b, t 8 to 1 — Macready, 4yrs, 6st 101b, t & o 9 to 1 — Gangway, 3yrs, 7st 71b, t 10 to 1 — The Jew, 3yrs, 6st lllb, t 16 to 1 — Old Boots, 5yrs, 6st, t & o
OFFICIAL SCRATCHINGS. The Sportsman has been officially informed by Messrs. Weatherby of the following scratchings :— Leicester engagements-Vaulter. County Stand Plate, Liverpool-Ballyhoolv. Liverpool Nursery Stakes-King's Birthday colt. Knowsley Nursery, Liverpool-La,dy Minting, Port- rush, and King's Birthday. Sefton Steeplechase, Liverpool—C&rroHstowii and Roman Oak. Liverpool engugements- Conway. All handicaps where weights have appeared- Braemar. Derby engagements—Maid of the Mill II and Comic Opera. a
THE SCRATCHING OF FRAGOSA. Fragosa was struck opt of all engagements by Mr Porter without any reservation as to Mr J B Leigh's name. The scratching was given to the press at 12.30 p.m. on Monday exactly as it was made, but when sending a list of scratchings to Leicester on Monday evening for the purpose of printing the card Messrs Weatherby noticed that the Leicester engagement of Fragosa appeared in the name of Mr Leigh, and, Weatherby noticed that the Leicester engagement of Fragosa appeared in the name of Mr Leigh, and, therefore, purposely omitted the scratching from the official list. Messrs Weatherby called Mr Porter's attention to the matter on Monday evening, and received the following correction from him about mid-day on Tuesday Fragosa out of all engage- ments except in Mr J B Leigh's name."
SUSPENDED. After the race for the Southport Hurdle at Aintree this afternoon Mr A. Williamson, the rider of War- rior, was called before the stewards to explain his riding of Warrior. The ultimatum was that Mr. Williamson was suspended from riding further at the meeting, and the case is reported to the stewards of the National Hunt.
DEATH OF MR. S. J. PETRIE. We are sorry to have to record the demise of Mr S. J. Petrie, who has for years been well known as an owner of racehorses. He had, in fact, sent Golden Arrow to Liverpool for the Stewards' Cup, but by his death the nomination becomes void.
IMPORTANT TO BACKERS OF HORSES. Mr. ALFRED CROOK. Turf Commission Agen Ostende. The aavantage in sending to Mr. Crook is you may rely on receiving full market prices. Letters posted by night '"ail arrive following day, and are replied to by Return. —Address ALFRED CROOK, Osteud Postage, 24d. Postage, 24d. Liverpool Autumn Cup, Manchester November Handicap. All other events throughout the year. DOUBLE EVENTS AND STARTING PRICES.
LIVING AMID THE DEAD. Kittens Nestled in His Bones end Little Birds in His Hair. The New York World reports the finding of the remains of a man in a place known as Ben- jamin's Brickyard, at Hackensack, by Frank Conrad. For several days Benjamin's c-,it had been missed, but returned home on Wednesday moriing. As the cat left the honse '_vnrad followed her, and was led to a selected spot in underbrush near a tree. Seven kittens ivnc lonnd all snugly kept in the bones and clothing- of the dead man. Overhead was a bird's nest partly made from the man's head. The skull was hanging- by a rope which had been tied to a limb. The man had committed suicide.
A Jesuit College Destroyed. A Dalziel's telegram from Mons says :-The Jesuit College at Mons was destroyed by fire on Wednesday. The loss is estimated at 300,000 francs. No one was injured.
Women in Conference. The second day of the Women's Conference at Leeds opened on WedResday morning with two papers on The Training of Teachers for Technical Classes by Mrs. Walter VVard and The Work of Women in Connection with County Councils by Mrs. Sheldon Amos. In !i;o afternoon Miss Hetty Jones spoke on "The Conditions of Life in Houses of Business," and Lady Frederick Cavendish read a paper by Lady Knightley on Some New Openings for the Employment of Educated Women." A conver- sazione was held in the evening. i Mi x e d. 1. How Major Jones would look if he were built up like Mr. Lewis Morris. 2. How Mr. Lewis Morris would appear if he were shrivelled down to the size of Major Jones. 3. Colonel Morgan's head, having taken possession of Mabon's" body, would hardly harmonise. 4. Mabon would feel strange were he rigged up as Colonel Morgan.
I YESTERDAY'S FOOTBALL. EASTERN TRIAL MATCH. WHITES V. STRIPES. The Eastern Trial Match, Whites v. Stripes, was played on the Penarth Ground on Wednesday. There were several changes in each team, and it was not until three-quarters of an hour after the advertised time that the game commenced. The following were the teams:—Whites Back, C. Jay (Aber- gavenny) three-quarter backs, J. E. Elliott (Cardiff), W. Davies (Harlequins), N. W. Biggs (Cardiff), and H. Alexander (Penarth); half backs, Selwyn Biggs (Cardiff) and D. Bellamy (Harlequins), forwards, A. F. Hill (Cardiff), W. Davies (Cardiff), E. George (Pontypridd), A. Llewellin (Pontypridd). W. Phillips (Harlequins', G. Abbott (Harlequins), H, Packer (Newport), and G. Matthews (Penarth). Stripes :Back, Alun Morgan (Pontypridd) three- quarter backs, T. W. Pearson (Cardiff), D. Fitzgerald (Cardiff), W. Smithson (Cardiff), and F. H. Dauncey (Newport); half backs, G. W. Shepherd (Penarth) and H. Williams (Pontypridd); forwards, D. Evans (Penarth), W. Gibbs (Penarth), G. Morgan (Aberga- venny), A. Lewis (Cardiff), W. H. Smith (Cardiff), T. Murray (Pont)-pridd), S. Cravos (Cardiff), and J. Winstone (Pontymister). Referee Mr. Horace Lyne. Linesmen Messrs. A. J. Davies and T. Williams. The Stripes, who were playing sixteen against four- teen, started, and Alexander returned into touch. S. Biggs got away, and the Whites invaded. Pearson came away with a dribble to the centre, and the ball was kicked down to Jay, who returned well to half- way. The White's forwards rushed, and a minor was obtained. Shepherd got the ball in the centre, but passed wildly, and Packer dribbled down to the Stripes' 25, where Fitzgerald saved. Williams, the Stripes' half, got the ball, but held it too long, and from the ensuing scrum the Stripes obtained a free for picking out of the scrimmage. N. Biggs received from a kick and ran well to the Stripes' line, where Alun Morgan upset him. Play was under the Stripes goal when Davies, the 'Quins full back, dropped a cool and tricky goal. After the drop out, play was rushed to the Whites' quarters, and Dauncey was applauded for an excellent kick to touch at the Stripes' line. The ball was rushed down, but Wil- liams, the half, captured, and passed, out to Dauncey. Everyone of the backs h;, .idled, and Pear- son, receiving last, ran finely and scored behind the posts. Alun Morgan took the kick, and placed a goal. Kicks were exchanged between Jay and Smithson, and the advantage rested with the Stripes. The Whites wheeled a scrum in fine style, but Dauncev secured, and, running across, gained some yards by a well-timed punt. Scrambling play ensued, and Pearson was heartily cheered for beating Norman Biggs and kick- ing into touch at the Whites' 25. Norman Bifri»s and Elliott were the means of getting to the Stripes' line where Fitzgerald saved with a punt, from which Davies made lus mark. Norman Biggs took the kick and scored. The stripes invaded, but the Whites forwards, seven in number, beat the opposing nine, and burst through a serum. The ball, however, went in touch, and only a few yards were gained. Shepherd g-ot the ball out, but was grassed by Bellamy. Elliott got away well, but Alun Morgan brought him down, and Fitzgerald put in a The Stripes forwards were heeling out well, but Biggs and Bellamy were smarter than the oppos- lllff piiir, the former getting away with a fine dribble to the Stripes' 25, where Alun Morgan saved finely and punted to touch near half-way. A scram- blijig rush enabled the Stripes to get to their opponets' 25, where the ball was sent to half way. and returned with a few yards added by Morgan. Smith, in the Stripes' forwards, was playing in excellent fashion, and frequently got away from the line-out. Some hard serums were fought out at half-wav, but Shep- herd, to whom the forwards gave the ball. passed very wiLly, and let the Whites in. Half time was called with the score- Whites.2 goals (8 points) Stripes 1 goal (5 points) Cravos was now changed to a White player, and the teams were equal in number. Packer re.started, and the ball was returned to half-way. The Stripes worked down, but the ball was punted to half way, where Morgan made his mark and kickeddowlI. Fitz- gerald relieved in his own 25 and passed, but Norman Biggs intercepted and got away finely, but was over- hauled by Pearson, and passed to Elliott. The latter had trouble with Pearson and was th-own into touch. Shepherd recieved, and, running beautifully, gave the ball to Dauncey, who planted a fine try. Alun Morgan converted. After the kick out Elliott saved witb a tine punt, but a number of exchange kicks Wt liie ball near the half way 011 the Stripes side. The Whites' forwards dribbled down, and Packer, picking up, scored under the posts. Norman Bisgs placed a goal. Gus Lewis re-started and Jay returned to the 25. The Stripes played well and rushed to the Whites' half, where several hard scrums were fought out. Davies, Alerander, and Phillips exhibited a pretty bit of passing and running, fillll caused play to be taken to ha1f-way. At this point Selwyn Biggs left the field, he bavins to catch the six o'clock train for London, and W. Davies ('Quins) took his place at half. Shepherd passed wile. and let in the Whites. The Stripes were awarded a free kick for off-side play, touch was eventuall.y foundat the centre. The Stripes rushed dowu, but a free was given to the Whites, and the ball was sent to Alun Morgan. He essayed a drop. but the ball went wide, and only a iniuor resulted. The Whites worked clown, but Shepherd relieved with a fine kick into his opponents' half. Play ensued at the centre, where each set of backs made attempts te get off, but were frustrated by keen tackling. Davies threw out to Norman Biggs, who got away finely, but was overhauled and floored by Pearson, and the Stripes got back to the centre. The Whites pressed, but Dauncey got away to hall- way, where he kicked into touch. Loose play ensued, and Biggs got away, but slipped when he appeared a certain scorer. Dauncey kicked down finely, and Jay sent the ball into touch on his line, and from the line- out Pearson got over. Alun Morg-an took the place, and goaled. Time was immediately called, with the score:- Stripes 3 converted goals, 1 minor (15 points). Whites 1 field, 1 dropped, 1 con- verted goal, 1 minor (13 points). BKXABXS. The game was particularly fast, and the victory right up to the call of time rested with either side. The Whites, who at the commencement of the match were playing fourteen men to their opponents' six- RR!E"- teen. wert away well, and the goal dropped by little Dalies, of the 'Qums, was particularly cool and tricky. The Stripes' forwards, although numbering two more than their opponents, could only just hold the scrum, but they managed to heel out and give the ball to their halves. This was of no avail, because the Whites' halves-Selwyn Biggs and Bellamy—were far too clever for their opponents, and again and again got away with fine dribbles when the boll came out on the Stripes' side of the serum. The three-quarters on each side played in grand style, and it would be almost invidious to single out anyone for special praise. For the striped contingent Pearson, Fitz- gerald, and Dauncey played brilliantly, and saved their side many times. The manner in which Pearson repeatedly overhauled Norman Biggs was a matter of much comment, many people thinking that the Car- diff skipper was the faster of the two. On the other side Norman Biggs and Elliott were very much in evidence, and so also was Alexander, who several times did a lot of useful work for his side. Of the forwards Packer and Hill were undoubtedly the best on the field, and worked like horses. Ack Llewellyn, Tom Murray, Gus Lewis, and Evans were not far behind, and were always about when wanted. Both backs played splendidly, and were not found lacking. Both kicked well, and were remarkably safe. LONDON V. OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE. Charming weather favoured this important trial match at Richmond on Wednesday, but the many changes from the selected teams robbed the game of some interest, and the attendance probably did not exceed 2,000. London started with fourteen men, but held their own, and within ten minutes Jackson, after a run by Reynolds, scored a try for London, Fegan failing at a very easy place kick. Soon after- u wards some capital work between Helder and Reynolds gave Hooper a chance, and the last-named made a brilliant try. Fegan. failed at a difficult place kick. Even play followed, but latterly the Universities pressed hard and missed a splendid chance when right on the London line, Conway Rees being badly at fault. Half-time score :— London 2 tries. Universities Nil. Soon after the resumption the Universities pressed hard, and though London defended successfully for a time, a fine run by Rees enabled the visitors to seore, Poole placing a capital goal. Pilkington making his mark, Poole almost scored again, but some neat passing between the Universities' forwards gave the visitors another try. The London forwards were tired towards the close, and the Universities won by eight points to six. Final score .•— Universities 1 goal, i try. London 2 tries. OXFORD UNIVERSITY V. CHELTENHAM COLLEGE.— Final score :—'Varsity, one goal and four tries; College, one goal and one try. NEWFOUT v. CARDIFF. — Cardiff Arms Park, I Saturday, November 11. Kick off at Three o'clock sharp. Grand Stand and the Is. Enclosure Entrance by County Club. Ground ticket and workmen's ticket holders aud 6d. field entrance by Angel Hotel. A few more reserved seats at Is. 6d., within ropes, Grand Stand side, may be had of C. S. Arthur, 10, Queen-street, Cardiff. e3100
German Troubles in Africa. A Reuter's telegram from -Cape Town on Wednesday says The Cape Government re- ceived news to-day that on October 5 a strong German force, assisted by a contingent of the Bastard tribe attacked the Chief Wetbooi. The latter's men returned the attacking party's fire and killed two Germans before retreating- into their mountain stronghold, which was shelled withoe [effect. Auother skirmish took place between the Germans and Wetbooi's men on October 8, but proved equally resultless. Major Von Francois, the German Commissioner has announced his intention of abandoning further operations against Wetbooi, and the German native allies a.re said to be disheartened.
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I Fighting for Its Life. A BEAR IN COMBAT WITH A SERPENT. Native Hunters Witness a Terrible Encounter from which Bruin Emerges Triumphant. The following story of a, great land-serpent would (says a correspondent of the Madras Mail) make a good companion story-in his hands—to Rudyard Kipling's sea-serpent tale i but there is this material difference—that thie land-serpent story has the advantage of being true. In those great primeval jungles known as the Nullymullais, some Chenchus were engage4 in setting their nets for game, when their attention was attracted by the most hideout noises — fierce roars of rage and pain. and a prolonged hissing like the escape of steam from an engine. They hastened to the spot and beheld the progress of a Homeric conflict. A huge jungle bear was fighting for its life with a colossal serpent. The serpent wound its enor- mous folds round the bear the bear dashed it- self from side to side and rolled along the ground in frenzied endeavours to get free, roar- ing angrily the while and snapping its jaws like castenets at the serpent's folds, which, how. ever, it could not reach owing to the way in which they were constricted around the bear's quivering body. In this way the belligerents swayed to the summit of a hill, down which the bear cast itself with a velocity that evidently disconcerted the enveloping serpent, for it un- wound a couple of foldte and threw its tail round a tree, evidently with the intention of anchoring the bear to the tree and preventing the unpleasant concussions that would be en- gendered by tumbling downhill. This resulted in the serpent's undoing, in more ways than one. The rigid line of tail stretched out from the tree to the bear's body gave the bear a chance of seizing hold of its assailant, which up to this time had not been afforded. It was prompt to avail itself of the opportunity, and, turning with a tremendous effort, fastened its « powerful jaws into the snake g quivering flesh. ik The hissing was now appalling, as the writhing serpent rapidly unfolded its huge body and, struck savagely at the clenched jaws of the bear' to make it release the mangled mass of flesh, j between. In response the bear reared furiously, I dashing from side to side, and worrying the I mouthful of serpent in its jaws in paroxysms of anguished rage. Once more the serpent con- J stricted, the bear howled and gasped, and both » rolled struggling out of view into the high grrss a of the forest. Their track was now marked with peels of blood, and when they were again i seen they had parted. The snake, evidently ] badly mangled, was coiled in an attitude of J defence, with its head erect, and hissing appre- I hensively. It iiad evidently had enough, and I only wished to be left in peace. Not so the J bear. Though nearly crashed to death, with its tongue lolling out from its gasping foam. flecked and bloody jaws, the aroused brute, with innate ferocity, declined to retire from the combat. After a. moment's pause it rushed upon the serpent. Evidently the latter was spent from loss of blood, for the bear immediately got it by the head. and dragged it a.bout with roars cf triumph. The whole of the undergrowth around was beaten down flat by the convulsive strokes of the great serpent's tail as the bear crushed its head to pieces, and it ultimately lay an inert and lifeless mass beneath the ferocious assaults of its vindictive enemy. The Chenchus believe the encounter was accidental. It occurred on a game track in the forest, and they are of opinioa that the serpent was sunning itself on the path when the bear Came along, and, as neither would yield the path to the other, the fight resulted.
BANGOR COLLEGE. Dr. Evans has not Decided to Resign Pastorate. i Dr. Herber Evans has been interviewed in connection with his reported intention to resign the pastorate of Salem Chapel, Carnarvon. The doctor said he was greatly annoyed that anyone should hare announced that he is on the point of leaving Carnarvon before he has done so himself iiis Church. He finds that his health is not surli as to enable him to fulfil his ministry and his duties as principal at the Bangor Independent College. He must give up one of them, and he promises to let the Church know on the earliest occaaion which of them.
CHIEF-CONSTABLESHIPS. The Selection of Candidates for the Monmouth Vacancy. A special meeting of the Monmouthshire Standing Joint Committee was held at the county offices, Nev^ort, on Wednesday after- noon, when the applications—36 in number—for the position of chief-constable of the county, rendered vacant by the resignation of Major Herbert, were considered.. The committee, sitting in camera, was presided over by the chairman (Sir H. Mather-Jackson, Lart.). There wae & full attendance, only one menber, Colonel M'Donnell, being- absent. It'wasd cided to select six gentlemen to attend before the com- mittee at an adjourned meeting to be held on Tuesday next, when t" •> final selection will probably take place. The six gentlemen' referred to are the following :— Superintendent James. Monmouthshire ;Con. stabulary, Pontypool, fifteen votes. Mr. George Jesse, deputy chief-constable of Devonshire, fifteen votes. Superintendent Bosanquet, Monmouthshire Constabulary, Risca, fourteen votes. Superintendent Showers, MonlDouthsnire Constabulary, Tredegar, eleven votes. Captain Scott, Carmarthenshire Constabulary, Llanelly, ten votes. Captain Irwin, Royal Irish Constabulary, ten votes.
EVICTION OF TENANTS. Prosecution of Irish Members of Parliament. The prosecution of Messrs. Luke Hayden, M.P., William Field, M.P., and nine others, for unlawful assembly and an attempt to taka forcible possession of the farms from which tenants on the De Freync Estate have been. evicted, was commenced at the ordinary petty sessions court of French Park, Roscommon, on; Wednesday. The justices presiding vev; Captain M'Teruan and Mr. Newell. Mr. Q.C.. who represented the Crown, said the authorities whotii he represented were only concerned with checking violations of the Jaw, and it was proposed to do that, not by any summary process but under the ordinary pro- cedure.—Evidence was given by Mr. Blakency, Lord De Freyne's agent, of the re-taking- by a family named Barrett of a holding from which they had been evicted. He, on behalf of the landlord, put the faiialy out again, and threw down and burned the house, but denied thai there was a child within the house when he did so.—Two police-constables proved the speecbet of some of the defendants with ft view t* shewing- their intent in the subsequent accounts- with which they are charged, and the couit^j adjourned till to-day (Thursday). ;aM — 0
Sports at the Cardiff Panopticon.