Susmesft J Coolest Smoke 011 Earth. 'ST. JULIEN' TOBACCO Be careful to note it is sold IN PACKETS ONLY. .LEWIS'S S T A N i) A H I) FURNISHING STORES, QUEEN-STREET, CARDIl'F ARE NOW PRFPARED TO SUPPLY A SINGLE .ARTICLE. OR FURNISH YOUR HOUSE OR APARTMENTS THROUGHOUT. WITH SOUND. RELIABLE FURNITURE. OX THE FOLLOW. ING REDUCED EASY TERMS .£3 9 Is. 6d. Weekly iE6 2s. 6d. Weekly. J610 Worth 4s. Od. Weekly. AND LARGER AMOUNTS BY ARRANGE- MENT. ?ATMENT8 CAN BE MADE .MONTHLY OR QUARTERLY. NO LARGE DEPOSITS REQUIRED. All Goods Delivered Free in Private Van-i. or Carriage Paid Anywhere in South Wale*. LIBERAL DISCOUNT TO CUSTOMERS PAY- ING PROMPTLY. ?0 not Bwy Until yon See our Stock, or Send .or New Catalogue (Freei, Wete Only AddreM:- L-RA w- s. T A X 1).\ R. I) FURNISHING STORES :1, AND11 WS BclLDIXGS I (NEAR THE EMPIRE QUEEN-STREET, CARDIFF V_; L711 p SR. J. HEATH AXD Soxs' BOLE AGENTS FOR JOHX BROADWCOD AND SONS. piASOFORTES BY ALL THE HIGHEST CLASS ENGLISH AND FOREIGN MAKERS ORGANS BY MASON AND HAMLIN* DOMIXIOX ORGAN CO., &c. JIHET^-EW JJIRJj] jgYSTEM ENORMOUS DISCOUNTS FOR CASH SHIPPERS SUPPLIED OV THE BEST JCXPORT TERMS. INSTRUMENTS BAKING RETURNED FKOM HIRE N 0 W S E L 1. I N (, AT GREATLY REDUCED F RICES BiOADWOOD AND OTHER EXPERIENCED TUNERS AND WORKMEN EMPLOYED. 51. QUEEN-STREET, CARDIFF 70, TAFF-STREET, PONTYPRIDD 31, WINDSOR-ROAD, PEN ARTH. | MANU FACTOR V: LONDON. | R. J. HEATH AXD a'i:)J P, HIL PHILLIPS' I TOOTHACHE ceRE, pHIL PHILLIPS' ———————— 'I 1s. per Bottle. PHIL I)BILLIPS' Sold by all Chemists. pHIL~PHILLIPS' Acts iike Alrgic. PHILFor -Nearilg"a. For Neuralgia. pHIL PHILLIPS' And Toothache. Sole Manufacturer.- — T>HIL PHILLIPS' ST. MARY-STRKET. CARDIFF T>HIL PHILLIPS' RHEUMATIC .APPLIANCES. J3HIL PHILLIPS' Socks, V}s. 6<J. per Pair. P'HILIPHILLIPS' Belts. 1J3. Od. j>HIL PHILLIPS' *■ Wristieti, 5e. per Pair. P. -HIL-PHILLIPS' Thousands of Testimonials. PHIL PHILLIPS" -*• Send for Pamphlet, free. "OHIL PHILLj PS' — • When ordering tend tize of boottt for Socks, for Belts size of waist, Wrist, z I lets of wrist, to PHIL PHILLIPS' RHEUMATIC CURE. 24. 8T. MARY-STREET. CARDIFF a2760 NORTON'S ORIGINAL Only BENEDICT PILLS. Only: lor Females. for Females. rpHOU9ANI»S OF TESTIMONIALS HAVKI .L BEEN RECEIVED from »!! part* Female* of a-U ages should take them. 'I'hey at one* reinov* all obstr iirtio,i« Tu boxe« 7}d.. Is. ijd.. I a.id 3s. "'c! Sen. Post Free, mi'iev cover *;• extra, direct, by the :>onrtetcr, G. 11. Horton, M.V.S. 'from the Birmingham :uid General Lying-in Hoapitrb. Aston Home Aaton-road rtn. Birmingham. Agents —Cardiff: R. Mum- I *i»rd. Chemist. Ac -set. Si-lotian(to. and t C'astle-coad. Roax-h Merthyr: Willis. CheroiH, I Georgetown. Swansea: Llovd, Chemist, Oxford- etreef. Nev»nnr( Yorsng, Chemist. High-street. Cannot ue had from other Chemists. x.E — None genuine un:ws bearing G. D. Horton in red, acioss each. libel. Lttjjr# aaswer«d tree. t&t? I. I BEVAN AND COMPANY (LIMITED) ARE WALES' CHAMPION FURNISHERS CARDIFF. SWANSEA. NEWPORT AND PONTYPOOL _wUTt A WONDERFUL MEDICINE. DELJHAMS pILLS JJEECHAM'S pILLS JJEECHAM'S pILLS FOR ALL BIIIOUS and NERVOUS DISORDERS, SICK HEADACHE, WEAK STOMACH, IMPAIRED DIGESTION, CONSTIPATION, # LIVER COMPLAINTS, AND FEMALE AILMENTS. LARGEST SALE IN THE WORLD. In Boxes. 13;d and Za. 9d. each. e6756 "A TANUFACTUREK, HORSFORTu" OFFERS ..L.- HIS OWN OOODS DIRECT from the LOOM at MILL PRICKS, vir.. Serges. Fancies, Ca..hmere3. Lieges. Meltons. Mantle Cloths. 11 "Patterns sent free on application. Sare all intermediate profit. Special Lot of Drees Meltoas, all siiadee, at per jara. sitginrsg JpOR j ( H, SAMUELS Jg^EAL j. VIsn, STOCKTAKING v ALUE SALE. LARGEST AND FINEST SELECTIONS OF SPLENDID BARGAINS, IMPORT AN T RED U ("HO \S. NEWEST DESIGNS, HIGHEST QUALITY. THOROUGHLY RELIABLE and TRUST- WORTHY conditions, assuring the fullest satis- faction to the purchasers. rpHIS UNUSUAL üPl'ORTC.lTY for securing; Goods of Firs>t-ela»? Qnaiity and Reputa- tion at Remarkably Low Prices is directly to the interests of purchasers, and is unique in the Special and Valuable Advan- tages it affords in return for only u. very Moderate Expenditure. QTAN'D^RD QUALITIES AT SALE KC7 PRICES. CLEARANCE REDUCTIONS. Hall-marked Gem Rings, set with real stones, ■5-carat sold, 4s. 15-Carat Gold Ping", set with real diamonds. rubies, pearla, Ac., 10s. 6d.. 15a. 18-Carat (ioid Gem Rinsrs, > 17s., 19s. 6d. Real Gold Albert?, for GEM RINGS. T a4U*' Ladies Real Gold Albert?, GOLD ALBERTS. T 17J- ?d" Q-, Ladies Real Sil7er SILVER ALBERTS. t, A,IbeI?1,> At' 6(1 Real Silver Alberts, for GOLD BROOCHES. gentlemen, 4s., 7s. iiandsome Real Silver SILVER BROOCHES. 0 Brooches (assorted!. Is. Solid Real Gold Brooches, SCARFPINS. 6s- Sd- SCARFPINS. 6s- Sd- Real Gold Scarf Pins, S1TDS. I ::s. 6d.: Real Silver. 6d. Real Gold Studs (ssts of WATCHES. 6s. 6d., IDs., ha! niarked. SPOONS. Real 8il"e:- Sfcuds (sefs of 4), 2s. Sd.. ha!l-marl:cd. CUTLERY. í Centre-seconds Watches. 6* B!ck Oxydized TEAPOT3. Gun-nrte^al \V*atch&->, 8s. 6d.. 10s. 6d. CLOCKS Real Gold V/atciies, 25s.; RSPI SLver Watches. KEEPERS. 9s. 6d. E!ectro-3i'.ver Teaspoons. J*. per half doren. Table Spoons and Forks, os. per half dozen. Teapots. 5* Breakfast I Cmets. 2, 9r.. Table Knives, os. per half dosen. Lever Clocks. Is. 6d. I each; Alarum Clocks. 1 Is. lOd. I I Hail-marked Gold Keeper 9-carat, 3s. td. VERTT141-G GUI ED EVERYTHING GUARANTEED for Excellence anù Endurance. H. Samuel's conditions of sale are the strongest in tho purchasers' favour. A MONTH'S FIOIK; TRIAL allowed. If dissatisfied the full amount returned. RAILWAY Fo\RE PAID up to 50 miles to all jmrcria^era of poods amountinj to 25J|. and upwards dunns the sale. H. SAMUEL'S larere descriptive Cataloanie of Bargains, with 3,000 Illustrations, presented on appli- cation or sent to any address gratis and post free. A M U E L, 7, ST. MARY-STREET. CARDIFF, and at Market-street. 3fanehsstpr. e7. £ 3 I X TUDOR Wir,LiAlls, X jp A T E N T JJALSAM OF TJONEI. JLjL s~~ ""15^ s~ LITTLE MILLIE S ERRAND > a> a _c: 4 ■> A Eottle ef EALSAM OF HONEY C? please. CD father is ce«ghin»—he r/ants some i > release; j __i O Tile wiuter coining, the weather — grows cold. Short day? and Iocs nijhts ill effects o~ they uufoid, 03 My mother's bronchitis will not leave her take re3t. 2s And my brother Johnny complains of < Q hi3 chest: — Our dear little baby don't seem very — bright, —• z; He breathes very haxd, and is restleee -Z T*. at nisht; A Bottle ef BALSAM OF HONEY," CI- please. q I don't want those troablea at home ^33 to increase. >» O -73 Remember, I want TUDOR • 03 WTLLIAMS' BALSAM." CO C For I don't believe that no others are p— Er wholeeome; — We are sure of Tador's "—we have tried it before, j* And during cold weathers we keep it K in store; It soothes, and it cure*; it jives full +-> relief; l> p rf It's the Kins of all Medieines—that s <33 my belief; j.1" So cive me a Bottle of BALSAM Ox' 1^3) G3 HONEY.' «J> For comfort at home is mucn better CD than money. Js" £ I Sold by all Chemists and Stores all over the r World in Bottles, li-, 2,6. and 4/5 each Grsai Sarins by takinr Larije Bottle. FURNITURE OX EASY TERMS. Before Going: Eistwhere Call or Ssnd to the Borough Furnishers., (FACING ST. JOHN'S CHURCH;. Who undertake to Supply .t:5 to £ 59 GOOD HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE j BEDSTEADS or BEDDING from Is. 6d. Weekly. NO SECURITY. CASH PRICES. The only genuine firm in Cardiff who give ▼juue for money. Payments Weekly. Monthly, or Quarterly. NO CONNECTION WITH OTHER FIRMS. EVERY ARTICLE GUARANTEED. Terms—Goods Supplied at £ 3 worth Is. 6d. weekly. k5 2s. CU. X7 10s. 2s. 6d. JE10 4s. Gd. £ 15 to JEZO 53. Od. Our Only Address:— The Borough Furnishers 4. WORKING ST. CARDIFF. Facing St. John's Church. Apply for Cataltf<rHeg. !.I:cnl1.n Paper.) Cratie ART DECORATORS. WD A V I 8 A N D SO N PAINTERS. GLASS, OIL. AND PAPERHANGINO MERCHANTS, 11, QUEiSN-STREET. DYEWOSKS, etc. I~F YOU WANT YOl K CLOTHES i. NICELY CLEANED GO TO HOBBS, DYER. 1, N ELSOX-TMR1? ACfcl. LADIES' TAILOR, K Y E 0~ • 4'i. LOWER CATHEDRAL-ROAD. COATS and SKIRFS from guineas. yUSiWITTJH-E. EVAN AN D COM PA NY ~LLM ITED). "THE CARDIFF rFn:lSHEtt. ST. MARY-STREET AND DUKE-STREET. "1 KHFTJ2IATIC CUBE. tOR l' t;LL TARaicrLARS A'PPLY~TO j PH I [< II I L IPS. 24, ST. it ARV-STREET. THE GREAT BLOOD PTJRIFI3I5, r j1H > M P SO iN? S BURDOCK PILLS Otrercome the worst forms of diseases, and the foulest state of the Blood, Stomach. Liver, and Kidneys: they go to the core of every disease, where no other medicine has power to reach. In Boxes, at Is. lid. and 2s. 9d. each. Sold by all Chemists, or from the Burdock Pill Manu- factory. 44, Oxford-street. Swansea. J Justness; Stresses. 1 ^JT O D E R N ^ETISTIO iyJL JUrRNlSHIXG A NEW COMPLETE CATALOGUE NOW R E A D Y. FREE ON APPLICATION. fJlRAPNELL AND £ jj_ANE THE j^RT FUUNISHERS I BEDSTEAD AND BEDDING MANUFACTURERS & Zj STREET 38A41,QUEENSTREET AED [FF, REMOVAL CONTRACTORS. CATALOGUES FREE. ESTIMATES FREE. a2598 t_ JESSE WILLIAMS' SPECIALITY. 7 COUGH III bottle. ilijl SIMPLY THAT £ NOTKJNC MORE ll'll 1A &SQ 4^ I ili'j!! WIHMHS. CtrS'tf. lkMr«bEa glfBHIll II in III IIIIWII iwmMHi 87231 FREKE'S ART GALLERIES 12 DUKE-STREET. CARDIFF, ARTISTS' MATE RIALS AT STORE PRICES 25 discount 25 (3d. OFF THE SHILLING), Larsrest Stock in the Provinces of Drawihs: Boards and Paper, T Oil and Water Colours, mediums, Canvasses. Ac., &c. SCHOOLS SUPPLIED. e70S8—m.f. public f-lotirts. CO R Y M E MORIA L-H ALL, CARDIFF. THE REV. HENRY J. GROSCH WILL DELIVER A L E C T U It E AT THE: con Y MEMORIAL-HALL TO-NIGHT (MONDAY) SlBJ ECT: "THE AUTHORITY OF THE CHURCH OF GOD." Chiiir to be taken at Eislit p.m. by FATHER IIAYDE, I.C. Balcony and Front Seats, 611, Body of Hall Free. _RELF.VANT_QUESTIONS INVITED. Lel23 pARK-HALL, CARDIFF. FRIDAY. JANUARY 27. 1899. MR I-I. SAVAGE LANDOR Will Deliver a LECTURE, Illustrated Br BEAUTIFUL LIMELIGHT VIEWS, On His Perilous Journey IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND (Tibet). Doors Oo?n at 7.30; commence at Eight. Carriages for Ten. Balcony: Front Row. Reserved, 5s.; Other Rows. Reserved, 3s. Area of Hall: Front Seats, Reserved. 3s.; Second Seats, Unreserved, :?os,; Other Seats, Is. Box Offico Now Open and Plan of Seats to be seen at Thompson and Shackell's, Queen- street. a3007 THE TECHNICAL SCHOOL X (IV ■! HE COUNTY BOROUGH OF CARDIFF. The ANNUAL MEETING for the DISTRIBU- TION ot PRIZCS will he held on TUESDAY. January 24th. nt. Seven o'clock, at the Assembly- rooms, Town-hall. Cardiff. The MAYOR (Alderman Thomas Morel, J.P.) will Distribute the Prizes awarded to the Students on the results of tiie past year's work. Music at intervals by the Students of Dr. Josenh Parry. Admission Free. J. AUSTIN JENKINS, Secretary. Univerntv College. Cardiff. January 20th, 1899. a314? }.
TO-DAY'S WEATHER. Tlie fm-ecast of the weather throughout the West of En" an I and South Wales for to-day (Monrfsv) jSIIs fÚ""W!I :Y. twd W. b,-cer-en, moderate s shovicr* colder; not leHUJ.
| TESIPERATCliK DATX. Uaiu- Mar. Jlia, iMean.' fall. Wednesday.! 18, 52 46 49'0 "03 Thursday.19; 51 44 47*5 '10 Friday 20 53 45 £ 0*0 *75 •Saturday .[21' 55 35 45'0 "10 Sunday I Si 50 40 45*0 I *17 Monday, — Tuesitay
Telephone: National, 502. Post-office. 95. Telegrams: Express," Cardiff.
POWDERflNDSHOT. It is rumoured that the body of our office pnphet, who is always predicting drought, was found in the Taff this morning. :8 1: Tho rainfal' during the last seven weeks has reached the record of 30:11. The average rain- fall even in wet Wales for a whole year is no more than (8in. Let uj buy wood and build an ari, "Pure Water" wrues thus, short, hut sweet: —' If the Sabbath Observance Act can ready stop the brawling (If f)!1j" milk-seller- 011 Snn- day. v. hy. in the name of goodness, i,1 it put in force?" Merthyr people are nothing if not hospitable. The hospitality shown the South Wales jour. nalists on Saturday, when they held their quar- terly meeting at Merthyr. will be long remem- bered. Mr. Southey, proprietor of the "Merthyr Expi'ess," was the not. • *•• It is rather a pity that the Penarth foot- ballers wasted good sea-water on the Wigan poacher they caught on Saturday night. If he had been rolled over Llwynypia and ;1, few other Welsh football fields the ducking would have been more memorable and more complete. « Skaters are praying now for frost. If a good fr.j-, si-rack Wales now the committees of some football ) tubs would reap a golden harvest hy letting ti.e football ground to skaters at so much per iioiid. Frost would transform Llwyn- ypia into iChmdyke. t There is a freemasonry amongst minstrels which it is touching to see. This morning an Italian and his iemale acolyte were grinding away at some opera or other when the Hun- garian Band hove in sight. The celerity with which the lesser lights hoofed it to the next street made a wonderful performance. j it Ireland is following the example of England in electing distinguished men as mayors of the principal cities. Lord Duffenn's name is mentioned in connection with Belfast, Lord Iveagh is suggested for Dublin, and Mr. John Daly is a warm favourite for Limerick. Mr. Frank Fox might well be nominated next year for Cardiff, seeing the importance which the Liberals attach to the Irish vote. :!II Ten thousand Indians, who complain of the ill-treatment they receive from the American Government, have made up their minds to turn their backs on the States for ever. They start to-day for Mexico, and have purchased two thousand bicycles to help them over the ground. A Cherokee chasing a. Pale Face on a bicycle sounds somewhat incongruous. But scalps will be useful for repairing punctures. «»»»** Mr. T. H. Roberts, proprietor of "Illustrated nits," appeals once again for funds to carry on his good work of relieving the survivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade. In Jubilee Year Mr. Roberts was able to raise about £ 900; but that is all gone, and in six week-! at most the fund will be exhausted. It is a national disgrace that we should allow these old men to end their days in sordid misery and poverty; but the only hope appears to lie in private charity. *< The occupation of her Majesty's judges must be a fairly healthy one, despite ill-ventilated courts and occasional late hours. Mr. Justice Wills, who has well turned 70 years, finished his work at Huntingdon at nine o'clock one evening this week, and the following morning light-heartedly walked to Cambridge, his next assize town, a distance of sixteen miles. Those who painfully remember the Swansea Assizes when Justice Wills was down, won't be astonished at that, nor would they be surprised to lie.ir that he had sat all night and then walked round the Xorth-west Passage. • ••••• The dissatisfaction with the working of the Compensation Act, seems to be on the increase. Judge Waddy at Rotlierham said that the Act was "supposecl to give great blessings and benefit to workmen — "In bis humble judgment, however, that Act had succeeded in making the position of the workmen very much worse than it was before, and would be one of the most serious damage to the working classes that had ever been known in our time." But there's one thing: The Act has made a step in the right direction which will compel many more step—till the workmen's goal at last is reached. t The omen's Local Government Society is stirring up Irish women to take their share of duties and privilege under the new local govern- ment regime in Ireland. In a useful pamphlet just published the society points out that under the new Act introduced by the Conserva- tive Government the Irish woman is better off than her sisters in England and Scotland. Ap- parently every woman who. but for her sex, would be qualified to be a Parliamentary elec- tor will now be registered as a local govern- ment elector. Mauied women, too. if they have separate property qualifications, may also be legisuered. If the appeal of the society be effective, Biddy is not going to let Pat do all the governing. And Biddy would vote all she knew for Mr Thomas now, it the Roath elec. tion were taking place in Ireland. Welsh women get their talents recognised in ar. and the drama as well as in music. Miss A),nie Hughes has practically got the new play -■latches" at the Comedy Theatre written all for herself, and the first night Titics are Joud in laudation of the actress. But this is how tiie critic "Carados" treats a Welsh blood when it attemfts the Cockney accent-—"As 'Kittv Miss Annie Hushes, assuredly one of the best comedians of her sex now on the stage, was comic and pathetic by turns. It may have been for the purpose of emphasising a contrast that she exaggerated the Cockney accent, which was far better rendered, ,nd with much less effort, by Mr. Harry Nicholls, who played 'Joe.' Nobody with what is called a correct ear-in other than an anatomical sense-wilt accept di and 'si' as the Cockney pronunciation of day and 'say.' 'A' does not become 'i,' but something, indefinable in nrint, between the two. Nor does Miss Hughes show a very nice apprehension of character by the use of a certain expletive, which she used more than onco. The Radicals, as usual, are slraiuing every nerve To accomplish what they've failed to do before, But Roathites are unlikely from their usual course to swerve. And. no doubt, the Palls will know defeat once more. It must be humiliating for the Liberals of Roath— To whom teetotal principles are dear- And I know they felt it keenly, and, indeed were very loth. To seek aid from Liberal clubs- where they sell beer. So we find the Noncon. parsons are working- hand ia hand With the elubbites from the Park and far Cathays; 'Tis a Beer and Bible tableau of an inconsis- tent band Thut is now unfolded to the electoral gaze. The Cory League manoeuvre was a "wheeze" that didn't take. And the Radicals admit that it is wron<» To try and work the anti-Ritualistic "fake*" In a district where the Irish vote is strong. The schemes they had were plenty, but they all are gone awry— For their latest blunder raised a perfect storm, Amongsr, the Irish section, who now say they all will trv For the Birdites on Tuesday to make it rather warm. ROATHYARD DIPLING. 0 4 The story is told of a girl living at Morriston who wanted to go to the ball at Swansea last week. and, in spite of the weather, did the journey on a bicycle. It seems rather a need- less way of going while the roads are in their present state, and in a. ball dress, too! But this may only be a story to hint that this ere tram- way company has r>rcvsd a. benefactor to the district after all. ■fejU
SWALLOWS WANTED. The New Zealand Government is desirous of introducing swallows into the Colony, in the hope that they will become acclimatised. It is ai.nounc jd that a bonus of jElOO will be given to the first person who. within two months, del;ier zAt ,lie ,(,"t (,, (-all iii th-,tt colony to such officer as shall be appointed to receive them 200 live swallows."
LECTURE AT CARDIFF. A lecture, entitled "The Authority of the %,ill be delivei-eci it, tiie Cory Aicmorhit Hall this (Monday) evening, by the Hc' Henry J. Grosch. The chair will be taken by the Rev. Father Hayde, and relevant ques- tions will lie allowed at the dose.
Don't delay. If yon suffer from low spirits, take Gwilyn) Evans' Quinine Bitters, the best remedy of the age. Bottle- 2s. 9(1. and 4s. 6d. Beware of Imitations See the name "Gwtlym Eva Da on label, stamp, and bottle. e491?—5 Phil Phillips's Toothache Cure (Registered), sold by all Chemists, has been tested now for t, yearn bv everybody in all parts of South and North Wales in which we have agents for thp sile. If yon cannot get our Toothachs Cure in vour town, see the ehemis* or patent medicine vendor yan deal with, and ask him to be agent, 0r. bearing *rom him, we will appoint hi til agent. Our Toothache Cure will cure the wor*fc kin •I' of f.nnthpcbe. non:^igi?r. h««dr.rhe sore thoV-s boils—i-t fact, a ?-ood pain c«rie| 1;1!, w ii t ) fitil fiii,ect* iie^er known to fnil If the directions are foil lowed. Sold in botttM, 1,0 hy post 1! id.. cf all d¡t\\11i"t. or patent medicine vendors, or ot Sole Manufacturer. Phil Phillips, 24. St. Mary. street, Cardiff. a337 PHILLIPS'S Is. 6d. TEA is a Triumph of the Tea Blending Art. It is distinctly superior to tb« so-called j'.nest teas." Have you tried it? «2 "LINSKK!) COMPOUND" for Coughs and Colds, Asthma, and Bronchitis. Of 0hrtni-^9 only. e7i?3—&
The Fight in Roath. j TO lIOiiKO NY'S 0 PPOK-TTJN I I I Wanted, a Fine Day and a Heavy Poll _Important Issues of the Present Fight. [BY LOOKER-ON."] Tc-morrow 'Tuesday) the Unionist electors of Roath will have an opportunity of administer- ing a sedative to those restless Radical spirits who, notwithstanding repeated crushing defeats at the poll, persist in seizing every opportunity for plunging the ward into the turmoil of a contested election. The issues of the present election include, for the Roath Ward. something mora than the re- tention or loss of a scat and the balance of power at the corporation. They include the chances of future peace or perennial turmoil within the ward itself. The present is a desperate attempt on the part of The Radicals to regain footing in Roath '♦Yard, and upon the fight they are focussing all their available strength. To gain the seat they are willing to forswear the convictions of a lifeLime. to temporarily abandon the "No Popery" cry, to recognise the political useful- ness of "dens of infamy." If they gain this seat then they will obtain a coign of 'vantage from which. they may harry the ward on future occasions. Let them be defeated now, and Roath will achieve peace like unto that of Riverside and of Canton, and of the Central and (now the C. Wall is demolished^ of the South Wards. _r How desperate is the present effort of our friends the enemy may be judged from the frantic way in which they rushed aroum. for a candidate. They seem to have divided them- selves into scouting parties, all foraging for a candidate. They besought Mr. Jabez A. Jones to accent a seeLioria-I nomination, which he very properly refused, because whenever he is i,ej.(.iy for it Mr. J. A. Jones can obtain a joint, nomination; they implored men on this hand and on the other to champion their for- lorn hope. Towards the end of the scurry, when hope was languishing and the eye dim and effort at the last gasp. Mr. Robert Bird consented that his son should stand. This consent was given on a Tuesday, and immediately a pre- liminary poster was rushed out. The party managers appear to huve been fearful last after sleeping over it. the Messrs. Bird should change their minds and back out, so they sought to "nail" them by putting out a big rea placard, "Vote for Bird." But even this precaution does not appear to have allayed all fear lest there should be another slip. for on the Wednesday—that ia iha day after Mr. Bird consented to stand—a deputation of Radicals waited upon Mr. Solo- mon Andrews, and asked him to clnmnion theii- caus?. A great deal has been said about the personal influence ot the Messrs. Bird upon the electo- rate. Mr. R, Bird boasted the other day of Conservatives who wished success to his son. L That was before the Unionist candidate had taken the field. If. however, there are any Unionists who propose to allow personal friendship to divert their vote to the Radical candidate let me warn them that they are adopting a most perilous course. The present is essentially a political fight. Mr. Robert Bird. the president of the Liberal Association, will have it so in municipal contests at Cardiff generally. Emphatically is it a political fight when the Radical candidate is Mr. Robert Bird's son, who virtually comes out at his father's bid- d.ng, or who. at any rate, had to wait his father's permission for coming out. 1MI" C. H. Bird in this matter is the nominee of the president of the Liberal Association, ant., if elected, will be the delegate of that body on the council—the direct representative 01 the Radical caucus. Those of Mr. Bird's personal friends who are Unionists should realise this, and act consistently with their political principles. I believe they will do so for my information as to the intentions of some of Mr. Bird s personal friends is in direct contradiction to the tc-nour of Mr. I: Bird's boasting at the opening of his son's cam- paign. 'Unionists must realise the pitiii facts of the case-there must be no blinking of the issues- and act accordingly to-morrow. There is one point in the genial M'Carthv's letter in Saturday's "South Wales Daily :\e\"s," which deserves attention beyond that which I paid to his manifesto on the day it appeared. He expresses his appreciation of the emphatic manner in which the responsible Libei als of Cardiff condemned the bigoted action of certain fanatics, who made the attempt of introducing religious feeling into the municipal life of the town." But the responsible Liberals of Cardiff have done nothing of the kind. There have been two meetings of the Liberal executive since the Protestant League projected itself upon the scene, but no action was taken at either to denounce the league and its bigotry. It, is only those Liberals who fear the effect of the league's action upon the Roath electors who have denounced the league, and that has been done only at meetings for the support of Mr. C. H. Bird. It is pretty clear that if Mr. W. Thomas, the Unionist candidate, had taken a. les? resolute tcurse in regard to the league, and if the opinions of the public* in respect to the league had been less clearly pronounced, we should have had the other side coquetting with the league. As it m'lny of the pro-Slattery partv are supporting Mr. C. H. Bird, and this gentleman t-xsued his famous t'rcnlar "explaining" his letter to the league after a conversation which he had with a leading Catholic, who was "Hjuested to sign Mr. Bird's nomination paper rncl refused became he considered Mr. Bird's letter to the league was unsatisfactory. The circular was then written and submitted to this Catholic before he signed the nomina- tion. but it may be noted that this gentleman has done absolutely nothing more in support of Mr. Bird. So much for the way in which ether Catholic Nationalists appreciate the "emphatic manner," Ac. The fact of the matter is that. aR Mr. Alfred Thomas, M.P., admitted, the "No Popery cry is regarded by many Radicals simply as a weapon to further the disestablishment of the Church. If, as in the case of Roath. the "No Popery" cry seems likely to injure the chances of a Radical candidate, then, as Councillor W. H. Allen very candidly nut it the other night, "No Popery" and Protestant League letters are dropped "UNTIL AFTER THE POLLING DAY." To elect Mr. C. H. Bird will be to sanction, in some measure, the Protestant League's idea of "government by Gossip." Io will be recol- lected that when the league officials were pressed lor the reasonz; upon which they based their imperious demand for the suppression of Corpus Christi processions they trotted out something which they had been "told." The process by which they arrived" ai the above appeared to be some- thing like the following. Somebody, either awag or an utterly credulous per-on. "stuffed" Mr. Clifford Cory with the tale that the Host was carried at the head of the pro- cession through the streets, and that the priests performed the solemn ceremonies connected with the festival while the processionists were on their way to the Castle grounds. And Mr. Clifford Cory and his friends straightway believed the tale without troubling to inouire whether it was true, and forthwith clamoured for the suppression of the children's festival: Cardiff cannot afford to be governed by (:(is3iu. and the Roath electors should to- morrow give these people, and all who have any dealing's with them. their final conge. The rosy anticipations in which the Radicals indulged a fortnight ago are giving place to a different feeling, and the reason is found in the fact that (as one of Mr, Bird's prominent supporters put it on Saturday night) thnv ;ind it "IMPOSSIBLE TO DISSOCIATE THEM- SELVES FROM THE PROTECTANT JÆAGUE." This fact should nerve the Unionists to most strenuous and persistent effort to make victorj certain and decisive. There still remain a considerable number of electors who are classed amongst the "unascer- tained. That is to say, they have not yet been formally canvassed. Thi« is entirely due to the phenomenally wet weather of the past fortnight. The rain which has fallen almost every evening has been enough to damp the ardour of the inoet entlii-aa-tic work;r. The Unionist canva-sers have done nobly, but they have lieen unable to overtake all the arrears. It is to be honed that none of the electors will deem themselves neglected because Mr. Thomas and his friends have not been able to call upon them. The blame for the seeming omission rests entirely with the Clerk of the Weather. If tile promise of this morning is fulfilled, and we have a fine evening to-day. no doubt- mosL of the arrears will be overtaken. A large number of the Riverside Conservative workers were at Roath on Saturday night. I including Councillors Symonds and Veall. and, doubtless, they will also be at work to-night. Every elec-toi in the ward has been sent "twelve good and sufficient reasons" why Mr. W. Thomas should be elected in preference to Mr. C, ii, Bird. Those leasons are as follow: — 1. Because his experience aw a builder, con- tractor, and valuer peculiarly enables him to deal with the all-important matters now before the council. 2. Because lie, has a thorough knowledge of the building bye-laws, and will see the same properly enforced. 3. Because he is directly interested in pro- viding healthy dwelling-nouses for the working classes. 4. Because (uniike his opponent! he is absolute master of hi- own time, and dlus able to give the proper attention t.; the duties of the cor- poration. 5. Because he doe« not hesitate to say that, while in favour of "free speech," he strenuously objects to religious intolerance and bigotry. 6. Becaa.se he strongly objects to municipal contests being fought on political lines. 7. Because he admits the principle of the Fair Trade Clause" in corporation contracts. 8. Because during the last twelve years he has paid no less a sum than £ 250,000 (quarter of a million sterling) in wage." alone. 9 Becaus? Mr. Bird has not "emphatically declared himself a Protestant." (Vide "South Wales Daily News," January 19.) 10. Because Mr. Thomas's Protestantism is widely proclaimed and admitted. 11. Because the electors should not suffer dic- tation by a "League" or other body as to their choice of a representative; ,wl! 12. Because he is thi better candidate of the two. It has been quietly suggested to Mr. Thomas's detriment that he does not reside in the ward. The same objection applies to Mr. C. H. Bird and to Mr. Robert Bird, and with this greater force, that neither of them reside or have resided in Roath Parish, wherc-as up to very recently Mr. W: Thomas was for a number of years a resident in the Roath Parish, and, by reason of this and of the nature of his business as a builder, contractor, and valuer, is inti- mately acquainted with local needs! Then it has been suggested that Mr. W. Ih om as is unknown, but those who use this argument argue themselves unknown. Mr. V.. Thomas is so far in the forefront of local building contractors that during the last twelve years he has paid no less a sum than £ 250,000 to his men in wages alone, and that during five years past he has paid under this heading £ 125.000 in Cardiff alone. These figures, coupled with the- further fact lie has always paid Trades Union wages and that all his employes are Trades Unionists, should tell with the workers of the ward. If the working men of Roath are able to appreciate a man who has always done well by their class they will go solid for Mr. \V. Thomas. As a promiilent Trades Unionist who proffered his services to canvass for Mr. W. Thomas declared on Saturday nigh:, Mr. W. Thomas has always paid a fair wage. If he had not done so. you would have the Trades Unionists in the ward before now." As a matter of fact, the Trades Union leaders are taking no prominent part in the present con- test. They cannot speak against Mr. Thomas, and. probably, political influences prevent them opposing Mr. C. H. Bird. Political influences account for many diverse things in Cardiff, amongst them being such a concession to "dens of infamy as Mr. C. H. Bird made the other night when he begged the Park Liberal elubbites to help him in his Roath contest. The Unionist candidate (Mr. W. Thomas) visited the Roain Conservative Club on Satur- day night, and, with Councillor Henry White, addressed the members on the important issues of the present fight. He was accorded a very hearty welcome. Especial stress was laid upon the importance of a good band of workers being on hand at the polling-station to-morrow (Tuesday). To the Editor of the "Evening Express. Sir,—Before another issue of the "Evening Express" appears the Roath election will be taking place, and it remains with the Unionists of Roath whether the election shall be won or lost. I am quite sure that the seat can be retained for the party if only our people will be up and doing. Roath Unionists ought to realise that this election is being closely watched by all the other wards, and the result will be anxiously looked for. All that is needed now is for every supporter of Mr. Thomas to go early to poll, and then g2t his neighbour to do so. Not one single supporter of Ah. Thomas should neglect to go to the poll, for the election may be lost by ONE vote. The Radicals are moving heaven and earth—and things under the earth, or. at any rate. "dons of iniamy"—to try and capture the seat. They have brought some of the "lambs" from some of their "dens of infamy" to help the Radical candidate, whose father, when present at a meeting in the Park-hall during the general election campaign, condemned in strong terms all such institutions. At the same meeting Alderman David Jones said that Mr. Maclean was a good man. and would no doubt be an M.P" but not for Cardiff." iOf course, he prophesied without knowing, and just so with regard to clubs. Now we get the Radical can- didates praising up what they formerly con- demned. Radicals now appear to think that clubs, instead of being dens of infamy," are places from which to obtain assistance in a municipal contest and that the members "are to be congratulated upon having such magnificent premises," &c. What inconsistency! When there were only Conservative clubs doing good work for the Tory party in existence they were termed "dens of infamy'' by Radicals. Now, when Sunday Closers, Local Veto advocates, total prohibition people, and all the other items, "odds and ends" that go to make up the "Great Lioenti party," have their own clubs, the members "are to be congratulated upon possessing -uch places"! Now, sir, just oue or two last words. Every Unionist who can spare a little time should go to Mr. Thomas's committee rooms, and offer to help, particularly on election day. for the result will now depehtl upon the manner in which the supporters of Mr. Thomas are brought to the poll. If this work is done all right. then about nine p.m. on Tuesday the Rads will find that they are "hoist with their own petard," and that the pit they digged for others they have fallen into themselves.—I am, f.r., Cardiff, Jan. 23. CHAS. EVANS.
JUDGE AND THE WARJK CASE. Mr. Justice Pliillimore will (says the Satur- day Review ") be interested to learn that it is proposed to move from the Unionist, benches an amendment to the Address calling attention to his judgment, with the sentence that fol- lowed it, in the Wnrk case. Our readers will remember that a judge of the High Court can be removed only by the action of the sovereign on the petition of the two Houses of Parliament. The constitutional authority for such an amendment cannot be questioned, but to find a precedent for it one would have to go back a Ion.? way. +-
DINNER-TABLE TELEPHONF. An interesting experiment- is to be tr ied at the annual dinner of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which has branches in Boston, Chicago, New York. Philadelphia, and St. Louis. The five banqueting-halls will be connected by telephone. lIt each plate will be a, small telephone-receiver, and the guests, by hold ng the instruments to their ears, will be able to hear speeches made hundreds of miles a*, ay.
BARKY GAS AND WATER. # A meeting of the Barry District Council Gas and Water Committee was held on Friday even- ing, Mr, J. C. Meggitt, J.P., in the chair. The engineer and manager 01. F. M. Harris) reported that since the previous meeting 51 ordinary and pre-payment gas meters and 56 cooking stoves had been fixed, and 48 houses fitted up; also that 43 gas services and 40 water services had been laid. The water engineer (Mr, E, \V. Waite) in his report stated that during the month of December over 16,000,000 gallons of water had been used, and that the rainfall in the district during the same period was i.02in., again.it 4.44in. in 1397, the average rainfall for the pa:-t ten years being 3.54in.
DIPHTHERIA AT CARDIFF. Oil inquiry at the Ely Schools on Monday morning- our representative wn informed that there was no further outbreak of scarlet fever or diphtheria at the schools.
MOTHER OF SIX POLICEMEN. A year ago the attention of her Majesty the Queen was called to the case of Mrs. Skeats. who was the mother of six policemen, all of whom were living, several of them having pensions. Her portrait was forwarded to her Majesty by Sir Edwaid Bradford, and the Queen expressed a kindly interest in the case. Mrs. Skeats has itist died at the home of her arm Caleb, at Noah's Ark, Southgate, in the eighty-seventh year of her age.
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Football Notes and News SCOTLAND Y. WALKS. A Criticism of the Scotch Team. Jonathan Okibu^k." writing in the 'Athletic News," says —Scotsmen are like the proverbial parrot—they say very little but think t1, lot. And this mental tra:t they are applying to the approaching conflict between their and those of Wales, which takes place at Edinburgh on Saturday. Perhaps they are displaying all the wisdom and reticence for which they, as a people, are distinguished, in saying as little as possible about the match. There is a halo of un- certainty and mystery about the result, which makes dogmatic assertion dangerous, as by the end of the week one may have to go through the disagreeable experience of seeing his theories and speculations knocked down like ninepins. All the same. there is the certainty of a contest replete with exciting work, and that is always something to look forward to with feelings of pleasure. Partisans will mourn if their favourites are defeated, be they the one side or the other, but those whose emotions don't give way under the tensio" of an inter- national contest will calmly and philosophi- cally appreciate the good things with which the game is sure to abound, and apportion their admiration and praise accordingly. I have no reason to change the opinion I ex- pressed a week ago concerning the Scottish fifteen. Tt is a capital selection in some respects, and in others it is open to severe comment. While I have the greatest regard for the Anglo-Scots, yet I think we have at home one or two players whom I would have no hesitation in placing in front of, say, Ste- venson, Ker, M'Kinnon, and Campoeil. The latter, I admit, is a sterling player, but he is not sound enough in limb for an international, men. and Stevenson, Ker, and M'Kinnon are regarded as a second-rater till he went South. The Scottish officials have a weakness for big men, and Stevenson, Ker, and M'Kinnin are all big. But, some of our greatest forwards have been deficient in this respect, and there are in Scotland at the present time one or two men who are ideal forwards, with com- manding prowess, but who are short in stature. W. J. Thomson, of West of Scotland, is one. But since the team has been selected no goo 1 can be gained by being hypercritical. B?tte.* far to give the team a word of encouragement, and I do so by asking the forwards especialiy to play as Scottish forwards can play when they like, and if they beat the Welsh scrim- magers. I dont think our friends from the Principality will have many opportunities for the display of the heayen-born passing for which they are so noted, and about which we bs've been hearing so much since the Swansea ithievement in the match with England. If I recall the vi::ts of the Watsoniam and Edin- burgh University to Wales lately, I am pre- sented with the comforting assurance that if we are deflated it will only lie by a narrow majority of point'. But. there is the still more c miforting assurance that if the Scotch for- wards beat tho,e of Wales, as I think they are capable of doing on the basis of past expe- rience, I think there may be a narrow majority of points in favour of Scotland. "THE BARDS'" FORECAST. Who Will Be the Referee I Rejoicings over the English victory (says" The Bard" in the "Athletic News") have now given place to anxiety for the visit to Scotland. The magnitude of the task before the Welshmen is admitted, and the fact of the Scottish Selection Committee profit- ing at the expense of their Engii-h brethren is fully understood. Regret is widespread that the identical team that opposed England cannot tti-ii out. The accident to Evan James is folljwed by his elder brother sending back word. The reason given is hi- unfitness owing to the severe knocking about he has sustained lately, but one has to look further for the real one. The disinclination of both the brothers to perform with a stranger has been often pointed out, while an objection offered by D. James that Biggs and himself are both right half- backs, and, therefore, unlikoly to hit it off together, carries much weight. To my mind, however, the partnership would be a parti- cularly happy one. and, with Biggs's knowledge of the centres' play. there would be every likelihood of those gentlemen being" kept going, With James's defection, Lloyd comes into the team, and at last the "foreigners" who affect to know more about the We'sh game than those who have spent their lives in following it. ought to be satisfied. Not so the majority of Welshmen, who do not hesitate to say that the team has been conse- quently weakened. Without attempting to dis- parage the abilities of Biggs and Lloyd, it is safe to say that whatever be the Welshmen's portion at Edinburgh, they are unlikely to im- prove on the pair they substitute. This will be more apparent if the Welsh forwards should be beaten, for we have few halves at present of the Parfitt and Sweet-Escott type, who were feat less in the game, of stopping rushes. An accident, last Thursday robs the team of Daniel!, the oldest and one of the best for- wards, who was unfortunate enough to frac- ture his collar-bone against Morrison. With Hellings fit the vacancy will be well filled, but otherwise the team will be further weakened. With regard to the prospects of the Welshmen, it is again" the old, old story," with the now familiar big "If." The fact that the suc- cess of the team depends upon the forwards is now a truism, and the first quar- ter of the game will pretty well decide the issue. It has not been lost sight of that with the lessons of the English match a special effort has been made to bottle up the game as expounded in Wales. While not attempting to criticise the Scotch eight, the fact that not one of the lot who toured in Wales at Christ- mastide have been thought worthy of inclusion does not increase confidence down this way. The wonderful packing of the Welsh forwards may. however, have a greater effect on the game than some expect, and let but the backs have a few opportunities there will be little fear of the resultl With the exception of Tullocli, the Scotch three-quarters are quite familiar, and present no terrors, while it is very unlikely, if put on defence, they will be able to cope with the sharp transferring game of their oppo- nents. The refereeing will also go a long way to deciding the game, and this is meant not in the way generally accepted. There is not the slightest doubt that the referee's conception of the game had a great deal to do with the success of the Welshmen against England, and it is hoped that whoever may officiate next Saturday will have ideas something akin to those of the popular Mr. Turnbull. Mention of that gentle- man brings to mind the opinion expressed by a Scotch paper that he was—intimidated? Xc- terrified by the spectators, and was afraid to do his duty. Such will be undoubtedly news to those who saw the game, and it is charitable to believe that the paragraph in-question by some means or other escaped being labelled "joke." It is time that the selection of a referee for the Scotch match should be settled. It seems that the gentlemen suggested by the Welsh Union are not acceptable, as is also the suggestion from the Scotch Union that the appointment be left in the hands of the English Union. It is to be hoped that there will be no referee of the "good old his been" and "ornamental" class doing duty on the occasion, and to mv mind Messrs. Dodds or Magee, of Ireland, would be by far the most acceptable. The League Ladder. The order in the League Division I. up to date is as follows:- P. W. 7J. D. Pts Aston Villa 21 15 j- 3 33 Liverpool 24 12 7 5 29 Evert-on 24 12 7 5 29 Burnley 23 11 6 6.23 Notts County 22 8 4 10. 26 Blackburn Rovers 24 10 9 5 25 Bury 23 9 8 6 24 West Bromwich Albion 24 9 10 5 23 Sheffield LTnited 25 6 8 11 23 Derby County 23 6 7 10 22 Sunderland 22 9 9 4 22 Wolverhampton Wan. 23 8 10 5 21 Stoke 2;7 8 10 5 21 Nottingham Forest 24 6 9 9 21 Preston North Knd 24 6 11 7 19 Sheffield Wednesday 22 6 10 6 18 Newcastle United 23 5 11 7 17 Bolton Wanderers 22 5 12 5 15 The Sheffield Wednesday v. Aston Villa match having been stonped before time, is not in- cluded, in the above table. The unfinished game? between Bolton Wanderers and Aston Villa and Burnley and Stoke have been ordered to be rc-plaved.
TRAGIC DEATH AT MELIX- GRIFFITH. Mrs. Jones, wife of Mr. William Jones, a respected inhabitant, of Melingriftith, flied -f-ud- denly on her way home from chapel on Sunday evening. Mrs. Jones had not been well for some time, and had been seen by Dr. F. AV. Evans. The deceased felt well enough, however, to attend the service at the English Baptist Chupel on Sunday evening, and at the close proceeded to walk home. When within a short distance of her residence she suddenly fell, and died almost instantaneously. Much sympathy is felt in the neighbourhood for Mr. Jones and his family in their sad bereavement,as they are held in the highest respect for their interest and activity in the welfare of the district. The deceased had been a. member of the FIlglis" Baptist Church since its formation, and contri- buted largely to its success.
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Three Months' Married. BABY FIVE MONTHS* OLD AM) HUSBAND 18 YE A US. The evils of eariy marriage were shown at Clerkenwell on Saturday in the course of the hearing of an assault charge against Thomas James Mayo, 18, a groom, of Margaret-street. Caroline Mayo said she had been married to the defendant for three and a half months. She called him out of a puhlic-house, in Exmouth street, on Friday evening, when he dealt her a heavy blow in the face. "He has had letters from another woman." Ehe added, handing to the magistrate a piece of paper. "I found it on the hearthrug while he was asleep in bed. It fell out of his trousers pocket." The Defendant: That letter is produced to cause a row. I did not receive the letter. I gave her 6s. yesterday and I've worn this shirt for a fortnight. (Laughter.) I've had nothing but a "cat-and-dog" !ife since I married her. She won't get up and give me my breakfast. Mr. Horace Smith: How old is the baby YOII have in your arms? The Complainant: Five months. The Defendant: She won't get up and wash my shirts, and I have to take them round to my mother's. (Laughter.) I'll take the child and give her half the furniture. We'll separate, but I can't afford to pay her any money. Mr. Horace Smith: Oh. no. You have chosen to marry this woman. You have taken upon yourself a responsibility, and you must keep her. The Defendant: Marry her. Yes. I gave £ 5 lor the wedding ring. Shewentawayforthree week? and came back without the ring. fche had pawned it for ill 7s. 6d. The Complainant-: Yes, I pawned it to buy the baby clothes. I. should like a separation. Mr, Horace Smith bound the prisoner over in £10 f:¡ be of good behaviour for six months. He also granted a separation order, the wife to have the castodj of the child, the prisoner to pay her 7s. 6d. a week. The Mr. Horaco Sill i t h. You'll go to prison'if yon d"n t.
"SHAH OF PERSIA." A CAT WJtio SPENT A NIGHT UI A TREE. At Green Police-court on Saturday William Jenkins, of SouthgMe, was summoned by William George for stealing a Persian cat, value £ 2. Prosecutor, a wheelwright. stated that at 9.20 p.m. on January 12 defendant fetched a wheel which had been repaired. At the same tinie lie picked up the cat and drove off as fast as possible. Prosecutor went to the police-station and gave information. The next morning he went to defendant's house and asked for the cat. Defendant said, "I'll give you cat; I haven't got your cat." Mr. Ricketts. in cross-examination, Did not the cat stray into your house?—Yes. Mr. Ricketts: How is it valued at L2. then? Witiress: Because she is "Shah of Persia." (Laughter.) Mr. Rickctts: Why did you not speak to defendant, about it at the time? Witness: I was so hurt. Mr. Ricketts: What do you mean? Witness: How would you feel if you lost one of your children? This cat was as much to me as an infant. (Laughter.) Why. my wife hunted all over the workshop for four hours, and was crying all night. (Laughter.) Witness admitted that on Thursday last de- fendant' wife and son came to him. and asked him to go out and look at a cat up a tree, and sea if it was his Mr. Ricketts: Did you go? Witness: Not 1; I knew that it could not be "Shah" up a tree. (Laughter.) Defendant evi(leiice that the cat was seen straying ail over the neighbourhood, that his boy climbed up a tree, got "Shah'' down, -id took it to its owner. The Bench dismissed the summons.
THE MISSING LINK. A LIVING PROOF OF DARWIN'S THEORY AT CARDIFF. The most remarkable visitor to Cardiff for a- long season past is a lady who arrived 01" Sunday evening via Edinburgh from th' primeval forests of Laos, north of Siam. :-h. is a distinguished visitor, for her fame ha' long preceded her—her existence has beer vehemently debated throughout the world sine* Darwin propounded his great theory of tilt descent- of man. The lady (Miss Crao" is the only one of the small and fast-dying "missing-link" tribe who has reached the world of civilisation. Her family, which numbers very few, are tree-living human beings, who possess almost every attribute of the monkey, but are gifted with human intelligence. For many years past the existence of a people who could supply Darwin's missing link between man and monkey has been known to explorers. But the immense difficulty of reaching them and of spiriting one of the race out of the tree- tops of the primeval forest proved insurmount- able until Mr. G, A. Farini, the African explorer, and Mr. Sachs (son of the British Court jeweller) managed by perseverance to obtain what was desired. An expedition, equipped and conducted by the celebrated naturalist and traveller Mr. Carl Bock, actually managed to obtain Crao when she was but a child. She is now twenty years of age. Her native tribe live with the monkey, and are as nearlv allied to him as to man. Crao is almost entirely overgrown with luxuriant hair; her fingers are flexible, so that her hand can he doubled up backwards like a sheet of paper: she has pouched cheeks like the monkey for holding reserve food; even her nose, cheeks, chin, and lips are hair-covered, and her luxurious tresses more than reach the ground. Yet. built as she is to live in the tree-tops, she possesses the intelli- gence of a. civilised human being. Mr. Stoll has obtained her for exhibition at the Cardiff Panopticon next week. Crao is proud of her race, and likes to be locked at Hnd' admired. She has learnt English since she left the forest. Her race will not last through the next cen- tury, and after Crao's day the "missing link" may become a fable, if the next generation lacks faith when they cannot see.
3IADMAX ON A HOUSETOP. On Sunday morning considerable commotion and iflarm were caused in Luther-street. Lei- cester, by the movements of a shoe-hand, named Alfred Gaunt. 31. Gaunt had for some little time been strange in his actions, and it was considered advisable to watch him closely. During the temporary absence, however, of his attendant about midnight on Saturday he became very violent, and smashed practically all the bedroom furniture. He defied all at- tempts at any restraint on his action, and shut himself up in his bedroom. Then he climbed from the window on to the roof. The neighbours were all alarmed at his conduct, for he began to pull the slates off the roof, and, in moments of frenzy, smash the adjoin- ing windows. Removing the upper portion of the roofing he made his way along the rafters, ind eventually he forced his way through the ceiling, and alighted in a bedroom of another house. In this room. unt-enanted at the time, he barricaded himself. So alarming: had the man's conduct become that several policemen were now on the scene, and the fire brigade were telephoned for to bring their escape in order to reach him. Gaunt did not stay Ion? in the room, for, amidst great excitement, he climbed from the bedroom win- dow. and into a yard. Here for a short period he eluded capture. but after great difficulty a constable secured him. The extraordinary k energies of the man had exhausted his strength, and he was taken to a medical man. who at once pronounced him to be unfit to be at large. He was then taken to the police-station and detained for the night, and. after further medical examination, was removed to the workhouse infirmary.
A PURSE IN AN UXBRELLAG A curious incident occurred outside the Mansion House, London, on Friday. Å ladv was opening her umbrella, when there dropped out of it on to the pavement a par-je which, on being opened, was found^ to contain four sovereigns and some silver. The purse did not belong to the lady, and it is asSmne(j that in a hurry to escape n thief dropped it into the umbrella, which had been carried un- ftistencd.
MADE IN AMERICA. Marriages are not, always made in heaven- sometimes they are made in the newspaper. In the United tjues the press is amusing itself by engWfS 'V;" Goelet to the Duke of Bnc- cleiicli and Oueensberry. who was born in 1851, "n<* Tt.,Ki !Il addition to having arrived at a respe^ -e old age, is likewise a wedded man, as is his son, the Earl of Dalkeith.
DIED WHILE LAUGHING. A plasterer called at the Rosendaie Hotel, oi wood, with a friend. While his glass of ale was being- drawn he was laughing heartily at s°!t)ething he had been told, when he suddenly ^■claimed, "I feel so queer," and, walking out ol the door, fell dead on the pavement.
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