NEWPORT TRAGEDY PRISONER BEFORE THE MAGISTRATES. John Langmaid, a.ged 38, a ship's oarpenter, of Pretoria. House, Alexandra-road, Newport, was brought up in custody on remand at I Newport on Monday charged that he Feloniously, wilfully, and of malice afore- thought did kill and slay his wife, Susan Catherine Langmaid, at Pretoria. House, Alexandra-road. The Olerk (Mr. T. Summers): Now, Mr. Sinclair (the head-constable), I understand that you ask for a further remand. Mr. Sinclair; Yes, until Friday, at the request of the Publio Prosecutor. Mr. G. LI. Lloyd, who appeared for the prisoner, said he did not object. The Clerk (to one of the two policemen who had him in close custody in the dock): Ask him if he has any objection to being remanded till Friday. Police-constable James shouted the request in the prisoner's ear, but there was only a feeble response, which could not be heard. The Mayor: You will be remanded till Fri- day. Prisoner, on being told this, said he would raither that the matter were sottled at once and not put off. Why was it he was going to be remanded again? "Because the prosecution is not ready," answered Mr. Lloyd in his ear. Prisoner: But they ought to have known that before, and not brought me up here again. He was removed in custody.
COURT OF ARCHES VICAR'S ALLEGED BREACH OF ECCLESIASTICAL LAW. The Dean of Arches held a court at West- minster on Monday to investigate charges brought against the Rev. Robert C. Filling- ham, vicar of Helton, Herts., by the Bishop of St. Albans, the allegations being that the defendant purported to ordain a minister of the Church, that he administered the Lord's Supper in an unconsccrated building, and that he was disobedient to the lawful commands of his bishop. Lord Robert Cecil opened the case for the prosecution. The Dean of Arches said it a-ppeared from. the argument that, according to the consti- tution of the Church of England, a bishop was the only person entitled to perfonn the function of ordination, but, assuming that was so, what was the offence and what was the punishmcnt? There did not appear to be any definite insti-uctiocs on that master, and, failing anything in the canons of the Church of England, he should Lke to know what the old ca-nona had to say on the matter. Lord Robert said he would look that point up, but meantime he suggested that the offender was liable to derivation, euspea- sion, and excommunication. I Mr. Hu.me Williams, for Mr. Filiing- ham, contended that defendant had com- mitted no oiien^e against ecclesiastical law. Many distinguished men held the views which Mr. Fillinglrsum held, and he submitted that, as Mr. Fillingham held thore views, he was perfectly justified in taking such action a; he considered necessary to compete with what he considered evil teach- ing in the matter of ritual. Mr. Fillingham in taking the action he did considered that he was performing a Christian duty. If the court decided otherwise he (Mr. Williams) would ask it to treat the matter as one in which M.r. Fillingham acted upon conscien- tious grounds. Lord Robert Cecil replied, and the Dean of Arches reserved judgment.
WORKS' DOCTORS DISAGREE APPLICATION FOR PARTNERSHIP WINDING-UP. A phase of the doctor dispute at Cwrkfelan Works arose in Swansea County-court on Wednesday (before Judge Gwilym Williams). Hubert Hope Thomas, Bryn Villa, Bryn- hyfryd, Swansea, surgeon, was the plaintiff, and John David Da Vies, Trinity-place, Swan- sea, was the defendant in an action for the winding-up of the partnership existing here- tofore between the two. The defence stated that disputes having arisen between plaintiff and defendant in regard to a verbal agreement of partnership in connection with the medical practice of the Cvnnbwria and Owmfelin Works, and those mattera having by consent of both parties been referred to friendly arbitrators, it was agreed that plaintiff and defendant be termed partners on terms and conditions set forth in an agreement in writing dated June 24, 1902. It was also agreed that the partner- ship should exist as lon^ as either held the appointment of medical practitioner to either of the said works, but this was inadvertently omitted from the agreement, and defendant counter-claimed to have the agreement recti- fied accordingly. Mr. R. T. Leyson was for the plaintiff, a.nd Mr. D. Lleufer Thomas (instructed by Mr. T. Glasbrook) represented defendant. Mr. R. T. Leyson said the agreement fixed no definite period, except Cla-uae 2 for six months. In October last a. notice was given determining the partnership as and from the tun day of November. Hie Honour, in giving judgment, said the partnership would be dissolved, and the counter-claim dismissed with costs, the terms of dissolution to be referred, on his honour's suggestion, to arbitration. His Honour (to Mr. Lletrfer Thomas); But not the same arbitrators.
WELSH LADY DOCTOR. SUDDEN DEATH OF DR. CERIDWEN REES. Intelligence from the States records the sudden death of the young lady doctor, Anne Ceridwen Rees, Union Hill, New Jersey. The lady had been on a. visit to the old country, and on her way home she oon- tracted a bad cold on the lungs, which brought on pneumonia, and ended in her dea-th on October 25. Dr. Rees was a native of Pentregwemlais, near Llandybie, where she was born 31 years ago. Her mother resides there still, and is a. poetess of considerable distinction, and writes under the nom de plume Dyffryn- ferch. For three years Ceridwen was under the tuition of Watcyn Wyn at Ammanford, and it was from Gwynfryn School she went to America in 1892. In the States she took up medicine as a study, and graduated n+ the Women's Medical College of the New York Infirmary in 1898, and attained great pro- ficiency in the medical profession. Her career from the first was remarkably success- ful, though she settled down in a locality where competition in her special line was unusually keen. She had a natural aptitude for the medical art, and possessed such qualities as inspired confidence and respect in all around her. She was dotingly fond of her mother, and paid her five visits since the time she left for America. She was buried in Fairview Cemetery, on the banks of the Haekensack, and her funeral was very numerously attended both by the people amongst whom she lived and her friends and acquaintances in different parts of the States. Several well-known YTelsh hymns were sung at her funeral by Miss Ella Williams, of New York City, the service being conducted by the Rev. Mr. Mooney, Union Hill.
£ 50 BAIL ESTREATED. The case of James Attwood, timekeeper, for. merly employed at the Dowlais Works, charged with obtaining 8s. by false pretences from Messrs. Guest, Keen, and Nettlefolds, was mentioned at Merthyr Police-court on Monday. from Messrs. Guest, Keen, and Nettlefolds, was mentioned at Merthyr Police-court on Monday. The accused failed to put in an appearance at the previous court, and it was stated that he had absconded. The bail of JE50. which Mr. D. 8. Powell, grocer, Dowlais, had entered into for Att- wood's appearance, was now estreated, and the money was handed over to Colonel Lewie, the magistrates'-clerk. It is stated that the accused shipped from Liverpool to America.
TECHNICAL SCHOOL. PRESENTATION TO MR. HURRY RICHES. Thera was a Lirgor gathering than 'JSIKII at the prise-giving of the Cardiff Teohnioal Sohool on Wednesday evening to see a presentation to Mr. T. Hurry Richos of an illuminated album from teachers, pupils past and present, and to hear a,-a address from Mr. W. Goscombe John, A.R.A. The Lord Mayor (Alderman Robert Hughes) presided. Apologies for a-bsence were received from, amongst other?. Sir W. T. Lewis and the Bishop of Llandaff. The presentation album is bound in three very large and handsome volumes. They are all richly illuminated, and contain portraits of the Lord Mayor, Principal Griffiths, and many other public men who have been and Mr. T. HURltY RICHES. [Photo by J. Osborne Long, Cardiff. are still prominently connected with the ca11Be of education in the city. These were accompanied, by brief biographies, and were followed Ly portraits and signatures of a, very largo number of the students who have passed throuch the school sinoo its establish- ment The, album contains a unique record of the ivork of a echool which lias produced many men of distinction, and past pupils of which are now adorning responsible positions in every part of the world. The Ijord Mayor said that in Mr. Goscombe John and Mr. Hurry Riches they had two worthy citizens of Cardiff, men whose names would go down to posterity as those of men who had done credit to tho city. The chil- dren of generations to come would be stimu- lated by their noble example. (Applause.) Mr. J. Bush, the heJ-dinaevter.of the techni- cal school, told hew Mr. Riches was one of the first pupils in the school, a.nd said ho had been the right hand of the school throughout its whole history and work. When he returned to Cardiff upon the completion of his educat ion at the School of Mines he was elected a member of the committee, and, with another old student, became a secretary. His connection with the committee from that time was never severed until! Mr. Riches relinquished his position of chairman recently. He had mixed so much with the life of the school t-hat he was familiar with all the 4ttle troubles and rejoicings of ita teachers and pupils. (Hear, hear.) Whenever help was wanted Mr. Riehcs w.Lw always there to give it, and although his okciirmansidp had ended, the bond between him and the school would never be broken. (Applause.) Mr. Crossman, who said he had been associated with Mr. Riches in the work of the committee for fifteen years, added that no member of the committee worked harder in order that the young men and women in Cardiff should have the full benefit of the Technical Instruction Act. No one was more worthy of recognition for public work than their excellent ex-chairman. (Applause.) The Lord Mayor then presented the albums to Mr. Riches, congratulating him on the splendid work he had done for Car- diff, and hoping that for many years he would rende-r the same good service in another sphere. (Loud applause.) Mr. Hurry Riches, in reply, eaid he had found the technical school of eo much assist- ance to him in obtaining a. knowledge of his profession that he felt it his duty to everyone who followed him to endeavour to give to them and accentuate for them the advantages which he had derived from the old school. (Applause.) Because the school had been of value to him he had made it his life's duty to make it of value to the boys and girls of Cardiff. He could not too strongly emphasise the need of technical education at the present day. With all his might he wished to em-phasise the duty of every boy and girl to make himself or herself as efficient as possible to compete in the market of the world. It was life's highest duty to make oneself useful to the world, to use education and ability, not for personal use a.nd aggran- disement only, but for the benefit of one's fellows. (Applause.) Mr. Gotscombe John then, distributed the prizes as fOUO-A-S: National competition for modelled orna- ment: Wm. Broadway Watson. National competition for painting (still life): Margaret L. Williams. Bronze medal, art (on three examinations only): T. E. Stephens.. Gold medal (art): Jane R. Luke. Life studies: Equal 1st, Mary Edith Waring and Albert J. Johns; 3rd, George E. White- side. Still life (water-colour): Ist Sybil Follick; Znd, Mary J. Bonnymau; 3rd, Mary Edith Waring. Still life (oils): Equal 1st, Claire Y. Davies and Mary Edith Waring; 3rd, Edith Medkles. Bronze medal (science): Reginald Wisbey. Silver medal (science): John M'L. Pinker- ton. Paige prizes; Shorthand. Gladys Baxter, Percy Cope, Ernest B. Davies, John Gregory, Francis C. Holland, Walter Home, Herbert S. Howell, Wm. John, Arabella Lee, Wm. H. Ramsdale, Wm. J. Sexton, Alfred O. Slade, Clifford H. J. Toms, and John W. Toms; French, Wentworth D. Behenna, Gordon Harries, Henry T. jenkins, Wm. D. Jermine, Ivor J. Pugh, Wm. T. Frederick C. Robinson, and Arthur W- S pen ton; Spanish, Ernest S. Harwell and Howard J. Daven- port; book-keeping, Charles E Goodohild and Wm. A. Niblott; commercial correspondence, Robert H. Spring and Wm. Henry Spring; commercial law, Benjamin 0. Jones; arith- metic, Reuben J. Pugsley. Wyndham L. Richards, and Lewis Ridgway; French and commercial correspondence, W. P. Thomas. Chamber of commerce prize and Page prize in commercial law: Herbert Williams. Bronze medal (plumbers' work): Walter G. Bishop. Masonry: Percy J. Paeley, Thomas W. Steele, and Wm. T Bov/cn Carpentry and joinery: Thomas B. Bowen, Wm. B. Ready, and Wm. Lewis. Plumbing: Wm. W. A. Blake and Alfred T. Moon.
TRAINED NURSED CLAIM. LADY SAYS HER HUSBAND WAS A GREAT GAMBLER. At Brom-ptom County-court Miss Alice Minnie Carey, a trained nurse, cla,imed £ 41 7s. 8d. for professional services to Mrs. Vioiefc 3Carie Fraser, the wife of Mr. Guy Basil Fraser, formerly a captain in the Army. Mr. Tyndall Davies, the plaintiff's counsel, said that Mrs. Fraser, who, when the plaintiff Pressed for a settlement of her account, said that she was penniless, rented a suite of rooms at St. Jiames's-coiirt. and had stayed at the best hotels in Paris amd Jersey. The dafendamt, dressed in a tight-fitting, costume of an autumn-loaf shade, and wear- ing furs to match, said that when she mar- ried her husband he had three or four thousand pounds at his bankers. This quickly disappeared, because he was a, great gambler and lost more than he made. Mr. Davies: Am I right in saying, that your husband is in gaol in Lucerne for obtaining jewels on a worthless cheque?— So I have been told. In further cross-examination Mrs. Fraser J admitted that she had a private income of about £400 a year. Jwtemeai. for t.b4 plaintiff, wftb ouata,
SIGNS OF DISCONTENT AMONG HAULIERS. For some time past the hauliers' question has been causing some trouble, and some of the miners' leaders in their recent speaches have dealt with the subject in as mild a manner as possible. At New Tredegar on Saturday a. meeting was held in reference to the new agree- ment. Many of the hauliers openly avowed their intention not to sign the document, and then the agent (Councillor Evan Thomas) had to warn them that the pursuance of such tactics would upset any chance the men pos- sessed of righting their difficulty. A clause in the new agreement, he said, provided for I the further consideration of their troubles and a meeting of the conciliation board bad already been called for January 6. I The men listened to their leader's advice, and the agreement was signed; but it seems that the signing of the document does not satisfy the discontented hauliers. The New Tredegar Lodge is a very powerful one, and the hauliers of other districts are also show- ing dissatisfaction. APPEAL TO HAULIERS. A joint meeting of the BIacnsychac and Llanerch workmen was held at the Oo-opera- tive-hall, Abersychan, to consider the new wage agreement, Councillor Maggs presiding. The agent, Mr. Winstone, suited that, although the agreement was, perhaps, not satisfactory to all, it was, nevertheless, a popular one. Although they had been unable to get a satisfactory settlement of the hauliers' question, the employers, in good faith, had given to the representatives of the workmen an undertaking to deal with the question and place them on a satisfactory basis. He sincerely hoped that the hauliers would endeavour to assist them in the under- taking rather tham. retard their efforts towards a settlement. (Applause.) The agent's report was unanimously agreed to. CWMBRAN HAULIERS URGE EARLY SETTLEMENT. A meeting of Cwmbran colliery workmen was held at the Pontnewydd Hotel, at which, the agent (Mr. Winstone) explained the various clauses in the new wage agreement. Several of the hauliers preeeat expressed their regret that something definite had not been dona on their behalf, and urged tihat the matter should be dealt with immediately. DOWLAIS MINERS' MASS MEETING. A mass meeting of miners was held at Dow- lais on Saturday to hear an address by Mr. John Davies (miners' agent), expla.na.tory oi the new agreement. It was decided in respect of the Dowla.is Colliers Sick and Disablement Fund, which has beoen hitherto prillcipaUy maintained: through voluntary subscriptions, that a ballot of the workmen be taken early next month on the question of levying a sum of 6d. per head per annum towards the support of the movement. Mr. Thomas P. Williams (presi- dent of the district) occupied the chair. GOOD NEWS FOR THE AFON VALLEY A eeam of coal was struck in. the No. 1 Pit. Duffryn Rliondda Colliery, Afon. Valley, a.t a depth of 50 yards on Tuesday. The «-sm is 2ft. Tin. in thickness and of excellent quality. It is proposed to drive off immediately on this seam, a.D.d iit is expected that a large number of additional workmen will be employed within six or seven months. GARW MINERS AND THE NON- UNIONISTS. A mass meeting wao hold at Pontycymmer, under the presidency of Mr. William Davies, check weigher, to discuss the non-Unionist question. Alderman John Thomas (miners' agent) failed to attend through illness. The following resolution waa passed: — The Trades Unionists in this valley connected with the South Wales Miners' Federation think that tho time h.as arrived when another effort should be made to get the non- Unionists to j-odn the Federation ranks a.nd accept, the Federation principles, and unless they should do 00 that each colliery should use effective means, simila.r to what has been applied before, with a view of gotting the no n-Unionists to 'toe the line." As it appeared that there were grievances requiring ventilation, it was decided to adjourn the meeting till tflie first Saturday in 1906.
SOUTH WALES PROSPERITY INTERESTING STATEMENTS BY SIR CHARLES M'LAREN. In the course of an a.rticle on the ooal trade of South Wales and Monmouthshire, which appears in the engineering supplement of the "Times," Sir Charles M'Laren, Bart., M.P., says" Some great fortunes have been made in Sooth Wales, and there a.re multi- millionaires among not only the landowners but tbe colliery proprietors. There are a few marohaaits of great wealth. The general level of life is high amongst all classes—from the coal shipper down to the miner in the hills. The position of the miner may be gathered from the following facts. The sliding-eoale wages in December, 1894, were 241 per cent. a.bove the standard. In December, 1904, they were 373 per cent, above the standard. The certificates made out for the purposes of the Workmen's Compensation Act at some of the South Wales collieries in respect of claims for accidents show that colliers ha.ve been earning 37s. 6d. a week, hauliers 318., and boys as much as 17s. 6d. There is no doubt that this is too high a. wage for a boy to earn relatively to the wage of the sikilled miner; and it would be greatly to the advantage of the community if the disparity could be increased by taking part of the boys' earn- ings and adding it to those of the men. it may, however, be assumed that 37s. 6d. is the average wage a miner can make over a period of years if he is in full work."
BRITISH CARPET TRADE. REPORT ON TARIFF COMMISSION'S INVESTIGATIONS, The report on the Tariff Commission's investigations into the carpet trade was issued on Tuesday. The Commissioner's state that the evidence taken shows that the development of the carpet industries of Con- tinental countries, the United States, and the Far East has had a most marked effect in restricting the natural expansion of the British industry. Markets which were for- merly almost entirely British are now closed to British manufacturers by high tariffs, and foreign carpets are being increasingly imported into British home and Colonial markets, to the detriment of British trade, though the export of carpets to the Colonies is improving under preferential tariffs. The rise in the price of raw materials has been an added adverse influence of great impor- tance. Under these influences, and especially the more or less permanent competitive influences, the British industry has under- gone radical changes in character and organisation.
DOCKYARD WORKMEN ON STRIKE. A strike of dockyard workmen, almost an unprecedented occurrence, has happened on tha new battleship Dreadnought, at Ports- mouth. The Admiralty are trying to get the ship built in record time, and a great deal of overtime is being worked. The rivetters complained that they were made to work an equivalent of nine days last week, and were inadequately paid, and they said they would rather join the Chinese in the South African mines than continue work on the Dread- nought. After the officials had promised to secure them better pay the men resumed work. Great dis3aiisfaction, however, exists, and the strike may be renewed. There is only one previous case on record where the workmen in a Royal dockyard have struck for better pay. On tha.t occasion all the strikers were discharged, as well as all the dockyard men who had helped them publicly.
PORT TALBOT STEELWORKS I PURCHASED BY A LOCAL FIRM: ¡' GOOD NEWS FOR THE DISTRICT. We are now in a position to state that the large steelworks at Port Talbot, which have been idle for the last eighteen months, and which, cost £ 120,GOO to erect, have been acquired by a local firm, and blast furnaces will be erected. It is understood that the new firm win ¡ spend something like £40,000 or £50,000 on new plant. The re-start of the works under new con- ditions will naturally give great satisfaction to the whole of the district.
l • COAL-TAX REPEAL A special meeting of the South Wales Branch of the Coal-tax Executive Committee, which represents the Ooalowners' Association and the coal exporters of Cardiff, Newport, and Swansea, a.nd also the shipowners, was held at the Exchange on. Friday (Mr. W. Jones presiding) for the purpose of considering the draft manifesto submitted by the sub-com- mittee. The manifesto was unanimously approved, and it was decided to recommend that a circular be addressed 'to all the Par- liamentary candidates throughout the king- dom.
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PAINFUL STORY. CARDIFF MAN SUED FOR MAINTENANCE. Edwin Hampton, described as a hearting engineer, of Cardiff, formerly of Tho Hafod, Abergavenny, was charged at Abergavenny on Wednesday by his wife, Elizabeth Ha.mpton. with d-etie.rti.rig her and the four children of their marriage, and not maintaining them. Mr. J. R. Jacob, Abergavenny, appeared for complainant, and Mr. Harold IAoyd, Cardiff, for the de.fen.da.nt. All the witnesses were ordered out of court. The complainant was in the witness-box from noon until 1.20, during which time she told a painful story of domestic trouble, alleging undue familiarity on the part of the defendant with her lady housekeeper, who was a married woman, with one child, and separated from her husband. Letters were put in which had passed between the parties, j and were couched in affectionate terms. Several acts of violence were also alleged to have taken place in consequence c-f com- plainant's expostulation with defen-dant on his conduct towards the housekeeper, and Anally he left home on the 6th of November, since which time he had contri- buted nothing towards the mainten- ance "f herself and the four children. The husband, having met the housekeeper in London, went away without saying where he was going. From Easter until witness returned from her holidays in June she had not cohabited with defendant. Witness spoke to an afternoon when, after she had spoken to a clerk about some office matters, the husband put his fist up to her face and threatened her. Subsequent to this he actually struck her with his fist. Witness on this occasion, viz., November 6, took up a pair of scissors in the workshop and threatened to strike defendant, but did not do so. One afternoon he wont away, and witness had not seen anything of him since. Replying to Mr. Lloyd, Mrs. Hampton said she knew that Jones at the time of her engagement was married and aeparaited from her husband. Her attention was first called to the behaviour of her husband towards Jones by strangers that she was separated from her husband. Mr Lloyd: Did you suggest to her she should take off her ring?—Yes, because it would be awkward for me to e-xplain to Hampton's own daughter. What position does she occupy in this house?" Miss Hamp- ton asked. Is she mistress or what is she?" Witness did not think anything improper had taken place between Jones and her hus- band. She thought, however, that her hus- band treated her far too familiarly. She did not remonstrate with Jones, it was true, but she became cooler towards her. Mr. Lloyd: During the past month ha.ve you not knocked your husband about and made, him as miserable as possible?—No; only when he tried to make me miserable. Did you refuse to oohabit with your hus- band?—Yee, before the housekeeper went I away for her holidays. But you yourself went away, leaving your husbajid and the housekeeper home together. Y æ; but I advised her to have a friend with her. After an hour's adjournment, Mr. Jacob informed the oourt that Mr. Lloyd had a-groed to sign a deed giving complainant maintena-nice, a.nd asked for an adjournment for a month to enable them to draw the deed. To this the Bench assented. Mr. Lloyd said that his client and the lady housekeeper were prepared to go into the witness-box to deny the charge of improper intimacy.
ROBl NSON CRUSOE." PANTOMIME AT CARDIFF THEATRE ROY4. Mr. Robert Rcdford will produce (by arrangement with Mr. Milton Bode) a magni- ficent pantomime on the subject of Robin- son Crusoe" on December 26 at a matinee (two p.m.), and evening porformance (7.30). As a spectoeie this will eclipse anything yet attempted in Cardiff, and will be really magni- ficently staged and clreeecd; and the company is an exceedingly strong and clover one. Miss Maisie Ellinger (just returned from a tour in South America, Australia, and South Africa) will bo tho dashing principal boy," and the principal girl's part (Polly Perkins) will be played by pretty Miss Veronica Briady, whose remarkable success and popularity as princi- MISS VERONICA BRADY. pal girl in Babes in the Wood pantomime two yea-rs ago is still freehly remembered. Miss Brady will again enchant her imany admireirs with a brilliant American danoo, and is sure to deepen the favourable impres- sion she originally made. Other principals are Miss Blanche Courtenay (a dainty singer and actress Miss Lily Beverley, and Miss Oassie Walmer, a ooloured lady of versatile talent (who will play the Empress, and do a clever sand dance), and the comedians— all specially selected for thedr fun-making abilities—include Messrs. Downeeand Langford (an inimitable pair), Tom Owen (quaint and clever), Clifford Morgan, and Prank Oouoh. a comedian new to Cardiff, but of sterling ability. The box plan is now open at the theatre, end seats should be booked at once.
DRINKS AT THE THEATRE ACTION f AGAINST THE SWANSEA CORPORATION. In the King's Bench, on Wednesday the case of the King v. the Mayor and Corpora- tion of Swansea came before the Lord Chrief Justice and Juatioes Lawrance amd Ridley, sitting as a Divisional Court, < on a rule nisi, which was granted in June last on the application of Mr. Oolam, calling upon the mayor, aldermen, and burgeesee of Swansea toO show caíUOO why a mandamus i should not issue ordering them to hear and 1 determine an application for a full dramatic; licence for the Grand Theatre, Swansea. The applicants were Mr. Edward Oswald Brooks and Mr. John Lewis Bonhotc. Mr. Colam, who appeared for the appli- 1 ca-nts amd obtained the rule, said the theatre had been liaensed for many years, and there had never been any complaint against the manner in which it had been conducted, and this year there was no notice of opposition, 1 but it appeared that the town-clerk had received a communication from the English 1 Free Church Council amd from the secretary of the Welsh Free Church Council, representing twenty-one Churches, appealing to the borough council not to grant a. full dramatic licence, on the ground that the temptation to drink should not be associated. with the recreation of the people. Upon this appeal Alderman Rawlings moved a resolution to the effect that it was in- j advisable to grant facilities for the sale of intoxicating liquors in places of aanusement ] licensed by the council. This resolution was < carried, and the council thereupon refused to renew the licence unless upon the condi- tioaa that an Excise licence should not be < applied for, amd it was upon the oonteiution that the council had no jurisdiction to impose this condition that the rule was granted. < Upon the cam being called on W ednesday 1 Mr. Dwyer, who appeared on behalf of the applicants, eaid that the usual notices had been served, but there had been no response, and there was no counsel present to represent the Mayor and Corporation of Swansea, and j he, therefore, asked that the rule for a 1 mandamus be made absolute; so the rule was 1 accordingly made absolute, with costs. c
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THE FATE OF THE STEAM- SHIP AQUA. Captain M'Alister, of the Alacrity (a regular trader to the Brfc>■ Channel porta), reported on arrival at J- port having picked up twenty miles e south-east of the Lizard a. lifebuoy roarke4 "Aqua, of London," with the dead body Of man doubled up clinging to it. He co not be identified, and was buried at sea* In view of this discovery, we again the naines of the crew, many of whosi caJI1Ø from Cardiff:— E. A. Hill, 49, Dartmouth, master. J. Ralph, 48, Deptford, chief officer. J. Davies, Cardiff, second mate. H. C. Plater, 46, 56, Stockland-street, Carcns. stewalfd. C. Foote, 32, 29, Pomeroy-street, Cardiff, coox. Thomas C. Bellwood, 46, Malton, Yorkshire. chief engineer.. r F. Coxon. 55, North Shields, second en=ir3^rj G. Clane, 27, Stockton-on-Tees, tni engineer. A Nelson, 22, London, mess-room stevrara. George Williams, 13, Sandon-place, Cardiff, carpenter. Antonio Cotia., boatswain, 206, Bute-rofl<i» Cardiff. L. Eollon, A.B., 272, Bute-road, Cardiff- A Lafliche, A.B., 4, Maria-street, Cardiff* G. Alexandre. A.B., 27, Bute-street, Cardiff- to, PamtiliGS Berzorfio, A.B., 197, Blitc-treet, Cardiff. Antonio Bratfis, A.B., 197, Bute-street, Ca.rdi"* G. Lusainent, A.B., 231, Bute-street, Card in- T. Nicholas, donkeyman, 64, Thompson- street, Barry Dock. John Siclimeaaide, fireman, 57, Tredegf" street, Cardiff. Joes Apa*-is, fireman, 217, Bute-street, diff. L. Pernandey, 217, Bute-street, Cardiff. Spiro Recatrods, 32, Bute-street, Carditf- Pedro Munz, 217, Bute-street, Cardiff F. Eecoira, 217, Bute-street, Cardiff. STATEMENT BY THE OWNER 01 THE VESSEL. One of the principals of the arm, Mr. man (of the Newman and Dale SteamsbiP Company, London, owners of the st--anllt Aqua), for the safety of which much anxiety is shown in consequence of a lifeboat havij1" been recovered belo<c.ging to her and a lif& buoy which had on is tha dead body Of a man, has arrived in North Shields, a.nd called upon the brother of onoØ of the engineers named Ooxon, The opinion was expressed by the member of the firta that there was no occasion for any undue anxiety; as a matter of fact, the Aqua waS not due a.t her destination at Buenos AyreS till the 29th inst. The finding of the steamer's lifeboat was, in his opinion, bably the result of the boat having been cut adrift after the reecue had been effected. In the case of the discovery of tto9 body of a mian in the lifebuoy there na i I f, have been someone washed overboard who could not be saved as a result of the heavy weather, and the rescue party in the life- boat, after reaching the steamer y,'TZ unable to haul it on board again, and _lf" the craft to drift away. Exhaustive inquiries have been instituted, but no information could be obtained of any other wreckage having been seen in the vicinity of Start Point, w-here the lifeboat and lifebuoy were found. To confirm their, opinion of the safety of the Aqua. if there had been a, disaster other floating wreckage would have been soon or picked up in the same locality- The Aqua left Barry about Z3 days ago f<>r Buenos Ayres, and had on board a. number of Cardiff men. The second engineer, 3tf. Ooxon, is a Shields man.
WELSH BOAT IN DISTRESS STRIKES ON A ROCK OFF PEM- BROKESHIRE. The ketch Leander, of Carnarvon, ladiert with elates, from Port Dinorwic for Swansea* struck on the Horse Rock in Ramsey Sound* Pembrokeshire. Our correspondent, in an interview with the skipper (Captain FooBces), learnt that they left Port Dinorwic on Thursday, and had a fair wind until nearing the Bishops, when the wind gradually died away. The skipper, seeing that they could not get round the Bishops, decided,, to take his vessel through Ramsey Sound. "He mis- calculated his bearings, with the result that his vessel struck the rocks. He then had nO alternative but to take his vessel to the nearest port, as she was gradually filling, and ho ran her for Solva. Harbour, where he arrived about nine p.m. Every effort had bten utilised to obtain help. A pilot flag was dying and flames were sent up, but with no avail. The crew had takerf some of their beiowC" ings to the boat, thinking every moment that their vessel would founder. When they reached Solva they were terribly exhausted, having been a.t the pumps for over six hours. On exa.Tmna.tion it was found that the vessel had received considerable damage, the fore- part of her keel being completely carried a.way. There was over 7ft. of water in her hold wfoem she arrived. It was fortunate that they managed so well, for had they been any minutes longer their vessel would have foundered. This was the first voyage as fpkipper for Captain Foulkes. We wnderstani that the vessel is not insured.
DESTROYERS IN COLLISION The destroyers Blackwater and Leopard arrived at Devonport from Portland on Sunday night, and the former reported having been in collision on Saturday with the destroyer Wolf in Portland Harbour. The steering gear of the Blackwater was damaged, and several plates started on the Wolf. The rod of the Leopard's starboard engine air- pump was broken. She returned to Devon- port, using her port engine only. The damage to the Wolf waa repaired by the ship's coio* pany.
GALE ON WELSH COAST. I A hurricane blew during Monday night in the Irish. Channel. All the cross-Channel steamers had terrible passages, and were considerably delayed. At two o'clock on Tuesday morning a large schooner went Tuesday morning a large schooner went ashore near Holyhead. The steam lifeboat went to her assistance, and succeeded in getting her off. The vessel was the Earl Of Beaconsfield, of Chester. ASHORE AT PORT TALBOT. The French tugboat Industry, frottt Barry to Port Talbot for bunkers, raJi ashore on the beach at Port Talbot. &he evidently mistook the entrance to the port-, and ran up on the beach about twenty yards north of the new pier, opposite the Jersey Beach Hotel. The alarm waS given, and the Pom Talbot tugboat Emily Charlotte, with Captain Humphrey Jones (harbour-master), immediately proceeded to the scene, and made several attempts to toT her off, but she was obliged to remain there till high water, when she was successfully re-floated, and berthed in the Port Thibet Docks, some three hours later. No dMDa.f:8 is reported to tae boat.
EXCITING FIRES. GLASGOW TELEPHONE EXCHANGIC ABLAZE. An alarming Are occurred on Saturday night at the chief exchange of the National Telephone Company at Glasgow. The exchange, which is housed in the Roya-1 Exchange-buildings, was the central quarters of the company, and its destruction will throw the entire service out of gear. The fire broke out in the test-room, which, owinS to the inflammable nature of its contents, was almost instantly ablaze. When the firemen arrived the female operators were rushing wildly into the street, and all got out safely, although they were much alarmed. The girlS, twenty in number, fled with their trans- mitters on their heads. The entire root was ablaze ere the firemen could get to worl^ The gutta-percha wire fed the flames made the task of the brigade dangerous, though their labours were rendered easier oY reason of the fact that the RC!yal Exchange- buildings stand within a square, so that the fire could be attacked on all sides. For- tunately, the massive wire cables held did not fall into the street. In an hour and a half the fire had been well got under. BASS'S BREWERY DAMAGED. Damage to the extent of £ 10,000 was caused by a fire which occurred on Saturday even- ing at the new brewery of Base, Ratcliff. and Gretton (Limited) at Burtoea-on-Trent- The premises occupy a large area. in the centra of the town, and are used for both maitm* and brewing. The outbreak originated through an overheating on the upper storey, an speedily the whole length of the roof w«a ablaze. After half an hour the roof collapse"' and 4,000 quarters of barley and malt ^ere destroyed. The building and its oontenio were fully insured. OTHER OuTBREAKS. Exciting scenes were witnessed on Saturday night at a serious outbreak of fire at <> > Fitzroy-strset, Pitzroy-equare, London. DesPit4 the efforts of a large number of fire engines, the premises were seriously damaged. Several motor-cars were destroyed by at Messrs. Field's motor garage at Bognor oa Saturday. _j Damage to the extent of £ 30,000 was by fire on Saturday morning at the Floor Mills, Hull,
FATAL ACCIDENTS. CHINAMAN KILLED AT CAR- DIFF DOCKS. M-r. E- B. Reece held an inquest at Cardiff Town-hall on Frida.y on the body of Li Kerai, 0. Chinantan. Soma half-a-dozen yellow men, ".riends aI deoo<tSpd, were in attend<1ln<e. Captain Storkey, of the ship Telena vLonidon), said deceased was a. passenger on lis ship, \yhich was now m dry dock. Deceased was a fireman from another ship. and was going to Singapore. A Chinaanan with a curious name was the next witness. It sounded like Lam ex Ohani," upon which the coroner said, Sounds like a brand of champagne." Wimess explained through an interpreter that lie was a Christian, so that a saucer was not required as a substitute for the Testament. Witness explained how they returned to. the ship on the night of December 12. Going aboard, Li went on in front, and fell down the dook. Deceased's eyas were at fault and his vision defective. Evidence was given showing that the approaches to the gangways were properly lit. There was a fog at the time. Deceased was taken to the seamen's hospital, where he died from fracture of the base of the skull. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental clea.th. KILLED ON THE LINE. Mr. Lewis Wright, whose younger brothers carry on the publishing business of John Wright and Co., was crossing the line at Saltford Railway Station, Bristol, on Satur- day, when he was knocked down and killed by a passing express. Mr- Wright, who had reached advanced years, wae an authority nn poultry farming, upon which he had written books. A shocking accident occurred at Pearson's Works at Dover on Saturday morning. One Df the chief foremen, named Rooke, fell from tome granite on to the rail-way line, a.nd a ;5rain passing at the time, the poor fellow's head was severed from the body. CARDIFF CHILD BURNED TO DEATH. Tfr. E. B. Reeoe, coroner, bedd am inquest ect Cardiff on Saturday on the body of the seventeen months' old daughter of Elizabeth Ann. Calloway and Frederick William Calloway, a signalman on the Taff yale Railway, living in Eedlaver-street. The mother's evidence was to the effect that on Wednesday sihe was in the middle room preparing dinner, and deceased was with her, but she went into the kitchen, where there was a small fire. Her clothes oaught fire, n.nd Mrs. Calloway tore them off and called Mrs. Miller, a neighbour, and her husband, who ran for Dr. Robert Smith. The doctor I came promptly and did all he could, but, in spite of his efforts, the child died on the following day from burns and shock. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death," the Coroner emphasising the necessity of paxmding fire-guards. There was im. this case no suah protection. The father, how- ever, explained that he was about to get a I guard for the child, which had not long been able to walk. FATAL ACCIDENT IN OGMORE YALE. A serious accident befel David Thomas, Btockmill, at the Aber Colliery, Ogmore Vate. He was engaged on the i one o'clock shift at the "B" Drift, which is being driven down to the steam coal measures. The gradient at this particular spot is very high, and a tram got loose from its ocuplings and dashed with terrific force down the gra- dient, crushing the unfortunate man. He succumbed to his injuries in a very short time. He leaves a young widow and one Ct-id_ GSANGETOWN WOMAN BURNT TO DEATH. t An inquest was held at Cardiff Town-hall wi Monday into the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Rasler, aged 50, of Oakley-street, Gramgetown., wife of John Easier. The latter staged that on Friday last the deceesed fell I ofn the fire while she was alone in the house. She was subject to fits. James Phillips, a neighbour, said he saw rmoke issuing from fhe dom-, and eDit.ered the house. He found Mrs. Hasler sitting on the touch im the kitchen, all in flames. He beat trhe ftre out, and, with assistance, the flames, which had extended to the mantelpiece, were extinguished. He thought that Mrs. Hasler, who was blind, had got her clothes ignited while trying to get the kettle off the Are. When, he saw her she was like a statue, ind the flames were springing up all around heT. The evidence of Dr. Maoaulay, of Cardiff Infirmary, was that death was due to burns, and the jury returned a. verdict of Accidental death." CHILD BURNED AT HAVERFORD- WEST. Maieie Laugharne, aged eight years, daughter of James Laugharne, of Prender- gaat-alley, Haverfordwest, died on Tuesday as the result of burns. The deceased and another child had been left in the house, and a ma.n named Frederick Roberts found Maisie in the street in flames. He wrapped this coat around her and extinguished the flames, but the chila had been so severely burnt that death resulted. 3ERMAN SEAMAN'S FATE AT CARDIFF. An inquest was held at the Town-hall, Cardiff, on Tuesday, on the body of Paul r. Hefele, a German seamaji, whose body was found floating in the East Dock by Police- Ktnstable Robert Campbell on Monday. The evidence showed that a number of letters were found in deceased's possession, which had been addressed to him at Rotter- Jam. All the money that was found on him was a penny. The body, which was conveyed bo "tile mortuary, was very decomposed. Dr. T. Wallace said in his opinion the body had been in the water about a fortnight. There were no external marks of injury, and lie believed that death was due to drowning. The jury returned a verdict that the mun was found drowned, but that there was no evidence to show how he got into the water. TWO LABOURERS RUN OVER BY AN ENGINE. A fatal accident is reported to have occurred on Wednesday evening on the Ehymney line at a point known as Gibbon's Crossing, between Pengam and Hengoed. The crossing leads to Lkinrumney Farm and Fleur-de-lis, and two labouring men, named George Symonds and Harry Wootton, were proceeding over the tine to their homes in Plas-road, Fleur-de-lis, when they were eaught by a light engine. Svmonds waa instantly killed, the body being dismem- bered, whilst Wootton was injured internally, and is in a precarious condition. Symonda leaves a widow and three children. Both mea worked in the Cylla Valley.
THE ROYAL TOUR IN INDiÄ ENTRY INTO GWALIOR: MAGNIFI- CENT SPECTACLE. The Prince and Princess of Wales on Wed- nesday made their State entry into Gwalior amid a. display of Oriental splendour such as lias not yet been witnessed on the tour. Their Royal Highnesses were mounted on elephants. Thirty-six magnificently capari- soned elephants formed part of the proces- sion, which included cavalry, artillery, camels, ponies, a band, palanquins, foot- men, and spearmen. The Prince of Wales and the Maharajah of Gwalior rode on the leading elephant. The Princess and Major Daly were riding on the second, while the members of the suite fol- lowed on other elephants. The Royal mounts had golden howdahs and cloths, and heavy clanking golden chains round their necks, with tinkling bells. The Prince was wearing a general's undress uniform, while the Maha- rajah was attired in a pink costume em- broidered with gold. with the Star of India. and other orders and medals, and ropes of pearls, each one as large as a grape. The whole scene in the briarht sunshine was resplendent and picturesque in the highest tfegree. The Golden Chair of State was carried in the procession, sparkling with diamonds in the sun. Enthusiastic and 8d.miring crowds welcomed the procession. A durbar was held at the palace at one o'clock. With impressively stately ceremo aial the Maharajah garlanded the Prince and the Prince the Maharajah with gold teaid. They also exchanged attar and pan. Among the numerous gifts offered and remitted were five elephants and six horses, which were drawn up in front of the palace I —Preos Association Foreign Special.
BOILS DIDN'T MATTER A SWEET, DEVOTED, UNSELFISH LITTLE PET GETS DAMAGES. IIr the London Sheriffs-court on Wednesday SiBs Emily Hammond, a Brierly Hill milliner, was awarded JE400 damages against Mr. Thos Sdreard Mantle, a widower, in business at Bishop Auckland as a grocer. It was stated defendant offered plaintiff marriage, and that in a. letter to her he wrote: — I love you, and I can give you no higher praise because you are so much, like my darling Annie, a sweet, devoted, unselfish ttttle pet. Sfrsbeeepiently Mr. 3 £ an-tte told Miss Hlazn- morad that his children were antagonistic to the marriage, but plaintiff said that could be got over. Then, added counsel, defendant Taegan to detract from his own attractiveness 11 by telling plaintiff tha.t he had got a. lot of boils, add warn not abto to nMcry pUumtiff. )
AFTER THE MATCH ARRESTS AT CARDIFF RAIL- WAY STATION. On the night of the Wales v. New Zealand match, Detective Harris (of the city police) and Rail way-inspector Matthews were busily engaged watching suspected pickpockets at the Great Western Kail-way Station. The pair were on the scent of what they called one gang," when about seven o'clock they were attracted by another, two of whom, Thomas Weldon (31) and Joseph Giliimgham (28), were brought before the Cardiff magistrates on Wednes- day. The charge was that on the night of December 16 they attempted to steal from the person of a man unknown. At the outset it was decided to proceed against Weldon, against whom there was a further charge that. being a person convicted of crune, he was at the station with intent to commit a felony, and against Gillingham also as a reputed thief. Both officers said they saw prisoners (who were tried separately) mingling in the crowd, and disappearirfg amongst the passengers. After some manoeuvring they separated, and went further up the platform. "One of the (ther men" posted himself in front of a carriage- door. Weldon got behind the passengers, and put his hand into the pocket of a gentle- man's overcoat. Weldon shouted, "Hi! Hi!" and went on quickly, followed by Gillingham and another. Weldon, on being arrested, said, "I am a respectable person; let me go on by train." On being charged by Harris, he said, "I'll make you sit up, you b- fool." Afterwards, according to Karris, Weldon said, "I'll degrade you (meaning Harris) before the magistrates. I am no mug." Weldon gave as his address in Birmingham 171, Herbert-road, which could not have been correct, for, by a singular coincidence, that particular house happens to be occupied by a friend of Inspector Matthews. Mr. Morgan Rees, who defended in the case of Weldon, who was first tried, submitted that there was not sufficient evidence of intent to commit a felony. These men had come to see the football match, and he held that in the excitement it was impossible for anyone, however keen an observer, to tell exactly what had happened in so large a crowd. The detectives (he argued) had put a criminal construction upon what were really innocent acts. Weldon, in evidence in his own behalf, denied the offence. By Mr. A. Parsons (prosecuting solicitor for the Great Western Railway Company): I l gave a false address beca.uae I didn't want my wife to be shown up. Gillingham. also called, said he gave his right name, and also his correct address in Birmingham, of which city he was a house- holder. At the same time he admitted that he came from Manchester, where he had gone by the name of Jack Green." He admitted a conviction in Manchester; also that the pawn-ticket found in his possession had on it a Manchester address. He explained, however, that the ticket was not his. he having bought it. 1 Detective-sergeant William Charlesworth (Dewsbury) proved that on March 8, 1.902, at Leeds Assizes, Weldon (in another name) was sentenced to three years' penal servitude. He then also a3Tfif*ted eight other convic- tions, beginning in 1886, at Glasgow and other cities. He was now sentenced to six months on the second charge. Weldon: I shall appeal. I shall write to the higher authorities. Alderman Thomas: Very well. In Gillingham's case the Benoh passed sen- tence of three months, also on the eccond charge. Detective Harris, in his evidence, said Gillingham had on him JE2 10s. in gold, 83. in silver, and ten pence. The Bench, in passing sentence, considered the mitigating assurance giten- by Mr. Morgan Rees-tha.t three years had elapsed 6ince the last conviction.
CAERPHILLY VOLUNTEERS. INTERESTING RELICS OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS. Colonel Gaskell has just received, on behalf of the 2nd V.B. Welsh Itegiment, two relice of more than ordinary local interest. They are the colours of the old Caerphilly Volunteers, one of the many corps formed for the defence of this country at the time of the Napoleonic Ware, when practically all the regular troops were campaigning on the Continent. The corps was officially described as "The Loyal Volunteers, Caerphilly Hundred," and was attached to the regiment known as "The Men of Glamorgan." One of the colours, which was presented by the then Marchioness of Bute. bears the Bute arms over the Union Jack of that period, and the second is of mauve silk with the Union Jack in one corner, and has upon it a view of Caerphilly Castle. An inscription announces that it is The Gift of John Goodrich, Esq." The corps was disbanded about the time of the peace, and the colours passed into the keeping of John Goodrich, its commander, who preserved them with great care until his death in 1326. They remained in the posses- sion of his son until he, too, died in 1855, and from that date until this week have been kept by a grandson, the Rev. B. G. Goodrich, of HardmeadRectory, Newton Pagnell, Bucks. They are in excellent preservation, and have now been presented to the 2nd Welsh, as the battalion of which the present Caerphilly Volunteer detachment forms a, part.
A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION MAGISTRATE AND SOLICITOR AT ABERDARE. Eli Miles and Thomas Thomas, break- drivers, were on Tuesday summoned at Aber- dare Police-court for obstructing Cardiff-road, Aberaman, on the evening of the 9th inst. jir. P. T. Rhys appeared for Thomas. Police-sergeant Angus said that he was at the spot in question, when he saw both the defendants. Miles was in charge of a one- horse break, while Thomas had am omnibus, to which were attached four animals. On tke other side of the road was the recog- ni&ed "cabstand." Thomas had been cautioned repeatedly, but his argument had been that, owing to the length of his omnabns, he could not turn round on the "stand." On the other band (continued Police-sergeanit Angus), the break-drivers went to that spot beecause the 'bus was there. Cress-examined by Mr. Rhys, witness main- tained that the position of the omnibus created obstruction. Mr. Rhys (to the benoh): The "stand" is not big enough. The Stipendiary: it must be out in half, then. (Laughter.) We might have an omnibus half a niilo long unless something be done. We cannot have omnibuses which do not fit the "cabstand." Thomas had no right to be there. Mr. Rhys: I respectfully submit that he had, sir, to put down and pick up passengers. The Stipendiary: Have you any witnesses to prove that he was not touting." Mr. Rhys; I submit to the benoh that, according to the section under which the summons lias been issued, there was no obstruction. The Stipendiary (rather pointedly); The bench does not agree with you. Go on. Cases must. be properly conducted. We don't want a. scene. Mr. Rhys: I submit, wit-hout goin.g further, that the obstruction was caused by the! people getting out of the omnibus, and not by the omnibus itself. The Stipendiary :• We all believe differently. There is no doubt this mam (meamrag 1 Thomas) bad no right to be there. He nruat) pay 15b. tmd ooete, and Miles 58. uuj aorta. I
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