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Cardiff Council Reform. SHOULD NEW BLOOD BE IN- TRODUCED? Mr. LasceMes Carp Tells What He Thinks of the Cardiff Council and Makes Suggestions. There is singular unanimity in Cardiff that the town council needs improving, and the statement that a movement is on foot with The object of securing the services of tried and experienced business men has been received with much approval. The reporter who called on Mr. Lascelles Carr to ask if he was likely to accept the invitation which it was stated was to be given him to become a candidate, and was told that there was no such likelihood, followed up his question with another, viz., whether Mr. Carr thought there W:18 any necessity for changing the personnel of the council. Before coming to this s-ubject Mr. Carr said: — "I regard it as a great compliment that my name should be mentioned in conjunction with that of Mr. John Dunoan for a seat on the Cardiff Corporation, for I consider Mr. Duncan an exceedingly able man of business, and one who would add lustre to the corporation. But my business engagements and the etate of my health entirely preclude the idea of my devo- ting the necessary time to municipal affairs." "Hail the movement for the introduction of new blood into the council your approval," queried the reporter, as he stealthily brought out a note-lx:ok and made believe that he was carelessly drawing cows. The chief looked up sharply,but the reporter's face was as expressionless as a bladder of lard. "You are tryinsr to flraw me," said Mr. Carr, in a tone of rebuke. Then, after a pause, during winch the chief seemed to be titrucrg'.ing with his -innate modesty, he added, slowly and cau- tiously — "H my views on the r-ubject will be of interest to the ratepayers, sit down, and I will tell you them. During the three years I 8at in the council I had the opportunity of making the personal acquaintance of many of the leading public men of Cardiff, and I discovered in them, bv close and uersonal contact, many estimable qualities, which would have been un- noticed so long as one wa'. simply t?ngaged in the strifes of party and sectional conflict. So far as I ala concerned, I consider this cry for improving the status of the council very unreal, and, more than that, very uu. necessary. This was startling. So far everyliody ha.d been hailinc the new movement with delight. "Will you explain?" asked the reporter. "Take, for example, the list of men who re- tire in November next, viz., :—Councillor W. Evans (C.). Central; Councillor T. Morel (C.), South: Councillor H. White (C.), Cathays; Councillor Ebenezer Beavan (R.), Park; Coun- cillor James Muun (II.), Adamsdown; Coun- cillor W. Lewis (R.). Canton; Councillor F. J. Beavan (R.), Riverside; Councillor A. Lewis (R.\ Roath: Councillor S. A. Brain (C.), Crangetown Councillor J. Coiuley (R.), Splott. I know nearly all these jrentlemen personally. As regards busine.73 capacity, as regards experience of public affairs, as regards knowledge of local requirements, and more especially as regards that most essential qualifi- cation of true representation, sympathy with their constituents, there is not one of these srentiemcn that I should like to see displaced. There is not one of them with whcm I should net be willing: and proud to act on any com- mittee or directorate having the control of pub- lic or private affairs of importance. They are, all of them, men of found common sense, and it is because thev are so truly representative that they re-produce the prejudices and the fads, and, possibly, tho fanaticisms, as well as the sterling common sense of a large section of the public." As Mr. Carr had no intention of becoming a candidate, and, therefore, had less need for cautioufness, the reporter boldly asked him if he would come down to details. ..1t is almost invidious," said Mr. Carr, "to single out any one of the gentlemen whose term of office expires in November next; but if I were challenged to do so I would say that, as regards knowledge of the financial position of Cardiff and the proper and sound way of dealing with its accounts, no two more capable men could be found in Cardiff than Councillor 8. A. Brain and Councillor F. J. Beavan. If men are wanted who thoroughly understand the requirements of the docks and all the intricate workings of export and import trade on a large scale, it would be impossible to obtain a better representative than Coun- cillor T. Morel. If you come to the question of property and ratable value, I know of no man of better experience and a more thorough knowledge than Councillor James Munn. Then as regards the views and opinions as to the public government of the town and the interests of the ratepayers, and especially as regards the burning question of legislation and administra- tion in respect of the drink traffic, wha,t hetter representatives could be selected than Coun- cillor Vir. Fvans on the one hand, as repre- senting the trade, and Councillor Ebenezer Beavan. on the other hand, as representing the prohibitionist party? It is no small advan- tage to a town council that a man of such sound legal knowledge a.nd wide experience as Councillor H. White should belong to it. As regards Councillor A. Lewis, of Heath, his knowledge of the building trade cannot fall to be of service if it is properly applied, and if we are to judge by the number of representatives who aie leaving the council, there a.re not left tco ma-uy gentlemen -con- nected with the buiklmg trade to see that the practical details shall receive proper attention. Councillor W. Lewis, of Canton, is also an old representative, and experienced in muni- cipal affairs, and may safely be trusted to keep a kee-n eye on hay and coni contracts. I have not the personal .•.cquaintance of Coun- cillor J. Comity, but, so far as he represent* the extreme Labour party, it is well that his Compulsory Peace, 1 ■■■■■■■ ■ -T Lord Balfoui-'s picture of her Majssfcy's GovcsraaiT.it bringing paaca to Irish landlords and tenants by holding the stick of com- pulsion over their heads.Otrs LONDON CORRESPONDENT. views should be heard in the council, (riving i utterance to ideas which, to what-rver extent I we may disagree with them, are entertained J by a large body of working men in the' town." "Well," exclaimed the reporter, "if these men are individual^ so good, why- is it the corporation business is so badly managed r' "In order to answer that question replied Mr. Carr, "you have got to consider the ques- tion of local administration in all its bear- ings. There are certain principles under- lying It which must be recognised, and tho knowledge and experience of other public bodies show this—that to have wise and pro- gressive local government you must have one of two sets of conditions. You must either have very strong dominating officials or you must have a powerful majority thoroughly loyal to one strong leader. Now, an example of the first state of things will suggest itself to many people who are familiar with some of our large municipalities, where, under the velvet glove of deference and.respect to ihe elected members, is the iron hand of a strong and capable govern- ing official, who practically guides and con- trols the destiny of a great borough. An example of the latter state of things is afforded by the history of Birmingham twenty years ago under the rule of Mr. Joseph Chamberlain. During his reign the Radicals were in undis- puted control of a. large majority of the seats, and he was in indisput-ed control of his party, the result being the greatest meta.morphosis of a dirty, dingy, despicable place to a large and growing town that has been witnessed in this century. Under his rule all the disreputable districts of the town were swept away, and their places taken by piles of buildings worthy of the days of Imperial Rome. His efforts in the direction of the municipalization of public undertakings, such as gas and water, have left a heritage of financial benefit to his fellow- ratepayers." "And Cardiff-" "Cardiff seems to be ripe for neither of these conditions. The public officials in several departments, who are as competent as it is possible to tind men, have never yet asserted tnemselves. position is recog- nised by them-elves to be that rather of ser- vants to the corporation than, as officials of a large and important community. Over and over again, when I was in the corporation, I was a witness of the matured and wise schemes of the surveyor and the town-clerk being negatived or mangled beyond recognition by men without adequate special knowledge, and who, in too many instances, were influenced by instructions which, though not unworthy, were certainly unwise. Take, as an example, the erection of the new Town-hall. I have no hesitation in Baying that the very last thing in the mind of any member of the Car- diff Corporation would be to be ignored in the ultimate decision of this -uestion by an opi- nion eit her of the town-clerk or of the borough surveyor, and what adds to the difficulty is that if you were to get the borough surveyor and the town-clerk together you would find tha.t tliev could not agree upon the question. So what wonder that the members themselves are in a hopeless muddle? And it is this want of adequate leadership, not the want of capable new members which destroys the usefulness of the Cardiff Corporation, and threatens to make it a bye-word and a reproach amongst civilised communities." After a minute's breathing-time and deft manipulation of the water-bottle, Mr. Carr went oil:- "The only portions of the corporation busi- ness tha.t are done thoroughly well are those which, because of their abstruseness, are beyond the reach of the criticism of the members. The Cardiff Waterworks afford an illustration of this. In connection with the waterworks the permanent official (Mr. J. A. B. Williams) is an exceedingly strong man, and the. chairman of the committee (Alderman David Jones) is a very wise man in this particular respect. Everybody at the corporation knows that if any member were to begin meddling with the receivers or tanks or pipes, or anything else connected with the works, Mr. Williams would ..IJA not only resent it in the strongest way possible, but, if driven to extremes, would sooner resign his position and appeal to the ratepayers generally thn.n allow any member or body of members to substantially injure his admirably- conceived scheme of furnishing a pure water supply for Cardiff. For my own part I would rather see the regeneration of the Cardiff County Council proceed from the strengthening of the backtone of the permanent officials than of the dominating mastership of any individual based upon a political majority, If Mr. Harpur could only be induced to arssert himself, he certainly is the man who, as regards public improvements, could do for Cardiff more good than all the rest of the- corporation put together. It would be in the interests of trie tow n if at every place of worship on Sunday next, and for many Sundays to come, prayers were to be put up for the strengthening of the backbone of the borough engineer." This was all Mr. Carr would say. iMr<iiw«iwiii ■n»winnni~nTnr—wwiPiTf
WELSH TRAVELLERS. Return from Switzerland of Three Members of Parliament. Our London correspondent, telegraphing on Tuesday night, says -The three Swiss travellers —Mr. Lloyd-George, Mr. Frank Edwards, and Mr. Lewis—appeared in the House of Commons to-night, bronzed with a Continental sun. Mr. Lloyd-George has discovered that the Roads and Forests Commissioners have cut down timber wholesale in Wales for State purjwses, and for the last ten years have not: planted a single tree on 200,000 acres on which the Com- missioners have Of era ted, and when the Esti- mates come up for discussion Mr. Lloyd-George intends raising this great question. At one period the 3iritish Navy was built exclusively of timber cut from Snowdon forests, and though the British Navy clbes not have oak walls now, the timber of Wales is greatly coveted for other purpose-?. Mr. Lloyd-George will ask the Government to do what any landlord of a well- managed estate would deem desirable.
ROUGH ON WHEELMEN. Summary Way of Dealing with Cyclists in a Vienna Suburb. In a. remote suburb of Vienna the hatred which the poor folk entertsiu of cyclists has expressed itself practically. Two workmen, encouraged by a large crowd, stood in ambush near abridge, and in the course of half an hour knocked six- teen cyclists off their machines, which wero damaged at the same time. The cyclists, all youths between fifteen a.nd eighteen, took their machines on their backs, and, amid the hootings of the crowd, went to the neighbouring police- station.
PEPPER'S OinXIXE AXD mox TOXIC em- bn.eing, vivifying, sustaining, dispels depression, cues indigestion, neuralgia, and all aolies or pain. Pepper's the only real tonic. Shilling bottles. While bathing at Scarborough on Tuesday Mr. Alfred, surveyor of taxes, of Darlington, was drowned. His companion, Mr. Hunter, wine merchant, of Bary St. Edmunds, wa.s rescued with difficulty. CAPBURY'S COCOA.—"A Hght, refreshing, and digestive beverage an absolutely pure Cocoa of the best quality."—"Jlcdical Annual." e2-2357
LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL. A Durham Gentleman Appointed as the New Organist. • At a meeting of the Chapter of Llandaff Cathedral held on Tuesday the claims of the four or five candidates selected out of the 150 who originally applied were considered, and the selection fell upon Mr. George G. Beale, M.B. (Durham) and F.R.C.O., at present of St. John's, Paddington, and assistant deputy- organist at Westminster Abbey. Mr. Beale was for six years a. pupil, and lately has acted as assistant, to Dr. Bridge.
CASE OF EMILY GULLIFORD. Question in the House of Commons as to Compensation. In the House of Commons on Tuesday, Sir. BTJItXlE (G.. Swansea) asked the Secre- tary of State for the Home Department whether he had received a communication from Miss Gertrude Joiner, of \Y",nyce, Cardiff, with reference to the case of Emily Culliford, who was wrongly charged with murder at Penarth and acquitted at the Swansea Assizes, and who. whilst in custody and before her trial, was stated to have been subjected to unnecessarily harsh treatment; whether suitable compensation could be given to Miss Culliford for the wrong she had sustained; and whether he would take steps to prevent undue severity towards per- 80ns in custody before tbey were tried. Mr. ASQUlTH said ha had inquired into this matter, a.nd a full answer had been sent to the communication from Miss Gertrude Jenner. Persons who were arrested on charges being made again.1 t-ham had to, of course, undergo a certain amount of inconvenience, but it would be impossible to make any excep- tion in the present case, and he did not see any reason for creating a precedent for compen- sating persons who had been acquitted of charges brought agaiir-t them. Of course, if there had been any charge, of undue severity being exercised against the accused person while awaiting trial, that was a. matter that would be inquired into. J:A
THAMES AND SEVERN CANAL In the House of Commons 0'11 Tuesday Mr. Brynroor Jones (G.. Stroud) asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he was aware that the Thames and Severn Canal was still so much out of repair as to be unfit for naviga- tion. and whether any, steps had been taken to compel the, Thames and Severn Canal Com- pany or the Great Western Railway Com- pany to render the canal fit for navigation.— In reply Mr. Bryoe stated that the Board of Trade were cognisant of the fact that !he greater portion of the. canal vemaineu in a condition which rendered it practically unfit for navigation, and they were doing what tiny could to facilitate the negotiations for transfer which had been in progress between the pro- prietors of the canal and an association of representatives of neichbouring allied navi- gations. The Great Western Railway Com- pany had a controlling power in shares, but it was questionable whether the railway com- pany could be held responsible in the matter.
THE KmG'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON. The improvements begun last term at this school are now approaching their completion. One of the most striking features will be the carrying a handsome dado of match-boardinc, with dark-stained capping, rig-ht through the vestibule, dormitories, cloisters, class-rooms, and dining-hall, the moulding- in the last being of a richer and more solid character. The walls throughout have been new washed and coloured, while the vestibule and the cloisters hive timber roofing. Sanitary arraiigements, baths, tanks, and water pipes are being fitted with up-to- dute" apparatus. The college will be well worth a visit. -4
THE BEAUTIFUL MECHANISM of fie Human Body is often ÍllIpa, red by negfect or overstrain. This can be effectually remedied by a proper usc of Owilym Evans's Quinine Bitters. fcld every- where. e3146 The district coroner (Mr. Edward Strick) held an inquest at Gowerton on Monday even- ing on the body of David Thomas, Masons'-road, Waunarlwvcld, a miner, who met his death on Saturday last by falling on his head from a cart driven by a neighbour, named Griffiths. A verdict of "Accidental deal,, was returned. produces sneh perfect sweet- Tludson's! ncps and cleanliness as "Hudson's Hudson's! Extract of Soap o., Hudson's J)ry Hudson's! foap." c3—3357
Cardiff Harbour Trust. THE VOTE OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL. Discussion on'Change Yesterday—What Barry People Think-Bemwolent In- terest in the Scheme. lBY OUR SPECIAL COB.BESPONDENT.1 It is no exaggera,tion to say that the chief topic of general conversation in Cardiff busi- ness circles and on 'Cha.nge yesterday was the vote of Monday's meeting of the Cardiff County Council on the Harbour Trust question. The incredulous one. who have hitherto regarded the proposal as one of I those perennial fads of the council which coine up with the spring flowers and dis- appear with the autumn leaves, are begin- ning to reaJise that there is, after all, 'some oiling in it," and that the realisation of the hopes of decades of years and of generations of Cardiff men is, at length, within reach. Next to the central fact of the council's decisive vote affirming the principles of the proposal and the detaib--so far as the latter have as yet been formulated—discussion has ranged; around the no less important question of the inclusion or the exclusion of Barry. I have been at pains to ascertain the opinions of men who hold a large stake in Barry, and who, in the discussion of this subject, would naturally reflect the bulk of Barry opinion. It has hitherto be&n regarded as expedient to include Barry in tlie scheme in order to conciliate possible opponents and avoid any stumbling-stone which an opposite course might create. I find this idea is based on a misconception. The gentlemen with vhom I have conversed'—whose names would com- mand universal attention wars I permitted to mention th?m—disoussod the question with the greatest ca-ndour and freedom, and a-ssured me that Barry did not desire bo be conciliated in that fashion. They midiis* differentiated the interests of Cardiff a, Barry, and emplMsised the fact tbat, whereas the Harbour Trust is projected tor the development of the trade of Cardiff, the separate and independent existence of Barrv is necessary to secure healthy competition, and to preserve to coalowners, freighters, and shippers the fruits of the enterprise wn.ch created Barry in order to brea-k down an obje3tionable monopoly. "Don't mistake me," observed one of these gentlemen, "I am prepared to sell my inte- rest in Barry at a price, but that price vnu -t include the taking over of the whole Birry railway sypfcem with tlie docks, for the rail- ways will be of no value to us without the docks, or with the docks in the hands of a Trust whose first interest would naturally, and very properly, be the development of Cardiff apart from Barry. On the other hand, leaving Barry out of the question, I am not opposed to a Harbour Trust foi Cardiff. Speaking on behalf of Barry inte- rests, we have no desire to put any diffi- culties in the way of the scheme. We are waiting until the promoters have elaborated their proposals, a-nd have decided what offer tbsy can make us for our properties. If that offer covers our interests satisfactorily we shall be prepared to sell out; it not, we do not chwire to prevent the creation of a Harbour Trust which shall embrace only the other properties named." Another large Barry proprietor expressed himself in much the came way. "The Barry directors, he observed, "may say what they like, but you may take it from me that the people who hold shares in Barry docks or in the various subsidiary interests whicn have grown up around the docks and which depend upon the docks, will not consent to p sell to the Trust unless the whole thing— lock, stock, and barrel—is taken over. Speaking as Barry shareholder, qua graving dock proprietor, qua land speculator, qua houseowner at Barry, 1 am opposed to the Barry docks being vested' in a Cardiff Trust. At the s;yne time, I am prepared to sell all my interests at Barry for a considera- tion, while, apart from Barry altogether, if Cardiff desires a Harbour Trust for itself. I see no reason why I should oppose it." These opinions put the ca»e against the inclusion of Barry, as viewed from the Bany standpoint, in a succinct and telling a manner as it is possible to express it, for it goes without saying that the Ca.rdiff Harbour Trust cMUTLot. for one moment, contemplate the acquirement of the Barry railways or any of the Mjb.-sidiary interests, nor can it *t:rt hampered with a guarantee to develop Barry traden,t the expense of Cardiff. Such a scheme would never pass the Committee of either Houses of Parliament, even suppos- ing it ever got as far an Westminster. Jt is t:> not conceivable that any Parliamentary Committee would notion the pledging of Cardiff rates for the acquirement of Barry dock property. The only course open to the promoters of the Cardiff Harbour Trust scheme j" to drop Barry as soon as possible. Even the heroic suggestion that the crord-ian knot should be cut by the exoedbnt of includ- ilw Barry in the borough of Cardiff does not help the matter asiy further. Supposing Barrv was willing to accept such a pro- posa,l-[l,nd there are many reasons why it should jump at it—Parliamentary sanction would not bp obtained for such a gigantic uodertakin! I need not follow the example of a. certain mavor of Queen Elizabeth's time who produced thirteen Tewsons why the be.^s were not rung on her Majesty's pntrv, the last beinjy that the town Ita.. no bells, by producing e multitude of reasons for my assertion. T+ would suffice if I produce the lp.-t first. and say that Parlia- mentary sanction would never he obtained for fhe inclusion of Barry within the borough of Cardiff, because Cardiff would never ask for such sanction. To take in Barry would lie too great a price to pay even for ths Harbour Trust. Barry would I- more then a white elenhant on the hands of Cardiff. Barry is i!1-na,ved. badly sewetred,in an unsatisfactory sanitary condition, and with various otb pr defects, the rect.ifving of which would involve an enormous outlay and super- vision on the part af the Cardiff County Council which would make Alderman T. Rees's hair curl in greater kinks than even the vision of the Harbour Trust products. No. Barry must go its own way, with all good wishes on the part of CurdHi, but with no responsibility, thank you! With other Ttntlemen whom I met on 'Change ye«terd<?,v various details of the scheme wore discussed; such, for instance, as'the limitation of the corporation guarantee J
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FELL INTO THE DOCK. Sad Death of a Swansea Traveller (It Briton Ferry, Mr. Lewis Daniel Lewis, commercial and commission agent, of 30, Horton-terra-0 Cwmbwrla, on Monday night met his del* nnder sad circumstances at Briton Ferry Vr. deceased -was walking in the vicinity of dock about 9.30, when he slipped and fell iJ1 d the water. He was speedily extrio&ted conveyed to the Villiers Hotel, where he attended by Dr. Pegge. He died, howeV6 from exhaustion at an early hour on Tuesd^ morning. The deceased had been at Villiers Hotel twenty minutes previous to immersion. An inquest, was held in the aftf ,» noon, when a verdict of Death from shoe* was returned.
HOUSE SUBSIDENCES. The Responsibility pf Melincryth^ Land fords to be Tested at Law. The alarming subsidence of houses at MeJi; crytban, which took place on and after the 1* of June last, will, in all probability, be Pr" ductive of actions at law. Claims for compel. tiou are made upon the ground landlord, P r' Walter Rice-Evans. of Eaglebush. The of tbe houses—Mr. M'Lellan (Bridgend) and Griffiths (Cwmavon)—rely upon a clause in leases under which landlords, it is stated, bound to pay compensation for injuries done, leaseholds through the werking of underly1"* minerals.
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Playing with Fire. -+- It was five o'clock of a hot August afternoon at Luc-sur-Mer. Tlie bathers were roaming o/cr the beach or ensco .oed in cozy, sheltered spots. Women, rosy pink with the heat, were leisurely crocheting and gossiping, emphasising their remarks with the movement of the white ivory needles. Bright-eyed men, their smiling listeners, idly traced hieroglyphics on the sand. Happy children, watched over by white capped nurses, made mud-pies to their hearts' content. Over one small group of loungers presided a. young woman, who-e pensively graceful, deli- cate featured fac-e was one of rare sweetness. Her hair was blonde, her mouth frc-h as a child's, while in her black eyes quivered lights and shadows as on a plaoicl lake. A crowd ot young men were gathered about. her, each one anxious to claim part of her attention by some trivial little speech. Now and then she would quietly drop a word, and every one stopped talking to hear and applaud her. Marguerite Helm was a Norwegian. She had married for love a countryman of hers, a jiainter, but he had died soon after. (4 if ted with a marvellous voice, she had resolved to make it ber means of support. Going to Paris, she lJ:td shut herself up for a year with her grief nnd her musical studies. Her stay a.t Luc-sur- Mer was the first dissipation of her widowhood. Just now the conversation had turned on a foreigner's difficulty in using French idioms. All her admirers seized the opportunity to compliment her en her pt-oiinieiicy in the lan- guage. "Gentlemen," she said suddenly, "yeu shall each tell me which word in all your language you prefer." I After a mom?nt's hesitation the contest began. To the men it was a pretext for new I' gallantries. '"Marguerite," sighed one. "Norway," murmured another. "Love." suddenly exclaimed a boy's unde- veloped voice—a voice just undergoing a change. Tho word waa so impulsively uttered that everybody started. £ »iente herself bent forward to see the spea' it was Jacques Lesraf. a. mero boy, of alm.K-t girlish beauty. His white forehead, his straight nose, with its sensitive nostrils, his slender, refined bands— aH betokened good blood. His penetrating eyes fixed themselves upon those of Madame FUIJ-L Hers were filled with a sweet-, indul- gent curiosity, • 'Well, there really are no more children. Make way for the young!" were the remarks heard from tlie men. heard from tlie men. Happily, the dinner hour was near, and the group dispersed. Jacques and Madame Helm remained together. They both felt a little embarrassed at being alone, auu neither knew what to say. Finally they began to talk of the I' weather, of the superb days and warm even- ings. Then the IJQY Iescorted Marguerite to I her hotel and went home. Ever since the beginning of the season he had silently admired Madame Helm. A subtle fascination "irresistibly attracted .m, to her. When she took her morning stroll he instinc- tively walked behind her, like a dog following his master. When the sat down on the beach amid her admirers, lie furtively slipped in among them, envying, with all the strength of his ingenious youth, the young men who could laugh with her, or the old gentleman who called her "Dear child. How often he had tried to streak to her! But the great widness rising in his heart at his utter insignificance would choke the words in his throat. An orphan from his cradle, he was entirely alone in the world. A distant relative had be- come his guardian, and directed 'his educa- tion. Re grudgingly managed Jacques' finances and bestoved only a. scant affection upon his ward. The boy's generous nature was starved in this atmosphere of indifference, and he at once loved Marguerite 'with all the energy of long suppressed feeling. It was his first pas- sion, and like a rich spendthrift he laid at her feet all the treasures of his heart. As to being paid in return, he never dared to think of that. He would ha' e been satisfied if, like a priest at God's alhtr, he might be allowed to worship Marguerite all his life. After that August afternoon Jacques and Mine. Helm were frequently together. They talked over their plans, and being mutually at- tracted learned to know each other well. Every day lifter breakfast they walked on the quay, and the boy made the young woman his con- fidant. Marguerite heard hit, grave speeches with a smile, and reciprocated by giving good advice with almost motherly tenderness. Time passed otif and often when returning from their walk the day died with the setting sun. The women coming home would greet them with some half audible, jesting remark; the ragamuffins would gig trie at them on the a road. and the men bow, with a sort of pleased, boorish politeness. It was the first- time since her departure from Norway that Mine. Helm forgot her sorrow. She liked her role of tender mamma, and put all unconscious coquetry into her conduct. She, would often prelude her remarks with, "I,- M. ( Jacques, who am an old woman"and she smiled to think of her three and twenty year-?. 1 She did not dream how this child adored 1 "You little fool! her. Only once did a slight doubt enter her mind, but Jacques' conduct quickly dispelled it. He treated her like an elder sister, and did not mind appearing ridiculous in her eyes. To her this was sufficient proof that he was not in love. Anxious to warn him against life's snares, she continued to show him a, calm motherly affection, and the thought of having for Jaeciues any other sentiment would have shocked her. After spending the greater part of an ex- ceedingly hot day indoor", they went one even- ing for their accustomed after dinner stroll in die fields. The setting sun poured its purple rays over the eountrv,tinging sky and meadows, houses and trees, with fire. The ocean was mottled with red spots, forming bloody streaks. Hard by a haystack's irre gular cone stood aut in melancholy profile against the sky. "Let's climb it!" said Jacques. Marguerite gleefully clapped her hands, laociues went on to reconnoitre. The road was deserted. No one was to be seen in the neighbourhood. She began the ascent with great difficulty. Her feet would slip, her fingers ln.-e their hold, while the. bits of dry hay scratched her face. Her more sturdy companion followed, and helped her along. Reaching the top, they sat down and looked at each other, then burst out laughing like schoolboys stealing fruit or serious persons caught in a fcolisli act. The decent was more easily accomplished. 3'he gaiety had pased, and both opened books they had brought. Jacques lay flat on the ground, resting upon his elbow. Marguerite was stretched on pile of hay which formed i sort of chaise lounge. Her tiny feet just, pteped from under the hem of her gown. The thin cloth shoes perfectly outlined her arched instep and delicate ankles. It was too hot to read. They were both silent. Jacques' eyes were riveted on Mar- guerite. Her red lips trembled like a, flower under the breeze, llcr soft, white throat was smooth as the surface of a like. At every breath her bosom heaved, and the thin material of her drees swelled like a. sail. Her whole personality exhaled the subtle perfume of ele- gance. It was the first time Jacques had noticed these charming details, and uncon- Rciously he became absorbed in their contem- plation- Little by little his thoughts became confused, his soul rose to his eyes. He breathed with difficulty, and a. languor crept over him. The heat of the day mounted to his head and intoxicated him. The country around was resting after the day's heat. In the far-off fields women were gathering-potatoes, and near them little boys threw clods of earth at each other. From time to time the cows lying on the grass would low and turn their heads toward the setting sun as toward a departing friend. Suddenly through the silent fields rang the cries of an angry voice. "The field guard!" exclaimed Marguerite. In the, distance was a man gesticulating ) threateningly at this couple, who had pulled down his carefully stacked hay. Like two guilty children, their first thought was to fly from the ruined ha) -stack. The boy was up with one bound. But in her haste Marguerite, lost her balance and fell. He caught her in his arms and righted her. They ran across the field. For an instant they hid behind a large mound of earth then made straight for the beach. Here they sought shelter in a hut used only by the Customs officers and kept very still, fearing to give their pursuer the alarm. Seated on the narrow bench Madame Helm leaned against Jacques. She had never seemed so beautiful. Out of breath from the run her cheeks were red, her nostrils quivered. With lwnded neck and wide open eyes she listened in laughing anxiety for the steps outside. His ecstacy was complete. Tutting his arm around her waist he drew closer to her. Turn- ing to him in childish glee, she said, "Jacque"" we are "tlycd 1" It was the first time she had called him simply Jacques, and the boy lost his head; with a brusque movement he seized Marguerite's hand and imprinted on her wrist a passionate kiss. Very pale, she rose, not knowing witat to say or think. A grant remorse struck her like a knife. Had she shown too much affection for 1, Jacques? Had she been guilty of coquetry toward him? The days of their intercourse flashed through her memory, and she found her- self guilty. Instauty she resolved by some cruelty which Jacques could not forgive to kill the love she had inspired. She cast upon the boy one last look of infinite tenderness: than. gathering all her strength for the death-blow, she said in her cold. hcnu'Hful voice: — "You little fool '"—Translated for Argonaut from the French of Abert Guir.on by Alice Ziska. .18II3J1. FW'W.tMII!UI:II
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TEN BY REGATTA. The second day of the Tenby Regatta was marked by most unpropitions weather. The first-class yachts were able to show their paces nnder a stiff breeze, but the sea was too heavy to send the third-raters far into the bay. A course was accordingly taken nearer the shore. The inclement weather reduced the attendance on the Castle-hill to a very small number. The Waterwitch lost ber topmast, and the Florence bad to withdraw, being half full of water. Towards the evening the ra.in stopped, and the inshore races were carried out under slightly more favourable conditions. Results :— First-class yacht, race; open to all yachts belonpinjf to a recognised, yacht club above 10-rat.ing. About 25 miles.—1st, Mr Edward Huncock's Waterwitch 2nd, Mr J. Clarke Kichavdson's Condor; 3rd, Mr Clement J. Williamis's Kate. Race for first-class Areilise boats. About sixteen miles.—1st, Victoria (William Howells); 2ad, Eileen (George Goodridge). Open sailing race for 3-ratera and under. About sixteen miles,-lst, Sir George Grsa-res's, K.C.B., Holly 2nd, Mr C. B. Vickerman's Ranee. HoUr won on time allowance. Second-class dredge boats, not over 24ft. About sixteen miles.—1st, La, Mascot (John Howells) 2nd, Fair Play (Thomas Noot). ()nen sailing boat, for boats not plying for hire to be sailed under Y.K.A.B. boats not to exceed 18^ft. keel, nor to carry more than three hands.—1st, Mr A. P. Dawson's Dart; 2nd, Mr C. H. Vickerman's May Dy 3rd, Mr Brown's Silver Bow.
VITAL STATISTICS, During the week ending the 11th inst. there were 71 births and 31 deaths in Cardiff. The deaths included 7 infants under one year and 4 persons aged 60 nnd upwards. There was 1 death from diphtheria, 1 from whooping cough, 2 from diarrhcea, 4 from violence, 5 inquest eases, and 2 deaths in public institu- tions. In Swansea there were 64 births aud 20 deaths. The latter included 8 infants and 4 persons over 60. There was 1 death from whooping cough, 1 from diarrhoea, and three deaths in public institutions.
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LOCAL COMMISSIONS. The London Gazette of Tuesday contains the following War Office, August 14. LINE BATTALIONS. South Wales Borderers.—Lieutenant Nichol; B. Dunscombo is seconded for service with tit" Indian Staff Corps Dated May 22. VOLUNTEER ARTILLERY. e; 2nd Glfimorgaos—John 1 ,ynn Thomas, gentJ 1 man, te be surg-eon-lieutenant. Dated Aug11 15. 1st Monmouthshire.—Second-lieutenant D- j James resigns his commission. Dated Aug'11^ I5.
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AFFAIRS OF A BRITON FERRY GROCER A sp'.bial bankruptcy-court was held cn Tuesday by Mr. Registrar H. P. diaries at Neath for the examination of John Henry Phillips, lat« grocer, of Briton Ferry, now manager of a club at the Mumbles. Mr. Edward Powell appeared for the debtor and for the Metropolitan Bank, and Mr. A. Russell Thomas for the trustee (Mr. Trick). The debtor's statement showed liabilities JS562 8s. 8d. and assets £ 1,079 hi. 8d. The re- ceiving order was made upon the petition of creditors, Mr. E. Law and Mr. John Bowden. The act of bankruptcy was stated to be that debtor gave notice to one of his creditors on May 17 that he was about to suspend payment of his detbs. — Debtor said that in May he offered his creditors 10s. in the -S. He did not then see any likelihood of a settlement of his property affairs. An uncle of his had promised to pay his debts. Since his bankruptcy he had got married, but the furniture he used was his wife's.—The Registrar said it wras a flagrant business. With abundance of assets he yet had the effrontery to offer his creditors 10- in the £ He hoped the case would be fully reported to the Board of Trade. If there were means of taking criminal proceedings against debtor they should be taken. Whether the debtor now paid 20s. or 40s. in the JB. he should be prosecuted.—Debtor admitted that he had not told his solicitor (Mr. Powell) of the pro- pertv which belonged to him.—The examination of the debtor was adjourned. 8UlõYr'8--
WWBWWWIJMWWJail'JWMIIMiWllJWIiUKJWIIWiaWWWUMMIIIIIIMWIWIBCTWI to a term of years—a suggestion put in the forefront of the "Western Mali' scheme a year or two ago: the purchase of the docks properties, with redeemable debentures; the necessary creation of a reserve fund out of revenue; and last, but not least, the sine qua non tb''t v.th the docks there shall be acnuired land and foreshore at a price wn.cn will enable the Trust +0 "ive manufacturers sites on the seaboard at low rents for a, long term of years. Naturally the personnel of the Cardiff County Council came in for a large share of attention, and the opinion was freely expressed that the nresent council ooes not possess the mental stamina fitting it for undertaking the administration of such a huge undertaking as the Harbour Trust. That difficulty will, I believe, right itself. You can only develop the capacity of some men by laying responsibilities upon them, and. with such a responsibility as the Harbour Trust would create, the incompe- tents of the Cardiff County ■ Council would speedily find t.heir own level. One thing must he said for the present Cardiff County Council, namely, tint certain of their members have brought- this long-desired pro- ject to a stage it has never reached before. Their predecessors have nibbled at it for year^—the present council have achieved results which, whether the Harbour Trust is ever formed or nd-wil1 redound to the credit of their pluck, their pertinacity, and their steady application. With men like these, what may not vet be aecorM" when thev fully realise how largely the future of the town and port depends upon them ?