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EFFICIENT POLICE SUPERVISION. Dr. Taylor's statement at the meeting of the Cardiff licensing justices has an interesting bearing on current controversy. He has made it clear that the lowness of the statistics of inebriety in Cardiff owes much to the system under which places of refreshment are conducted by persons directly responsible to the law for the conduct of their houses, and are subject to constant and efficacious police supervision. No fewer than 32,000 cases are on record for the past year where the police entered public-houses to warn the licensees of the ingress of persons who had already taken as much as they were able to carry or in other ways to see that the Jaw was not being infringed by licensee or customer. Prevention is better than cure. It is better that the energies of the police should be employed in judi- cious intervention of this sort than in halmg offenders to justice. This is the cause of the lo-wness of the statistics of drunkenness in Cardiff, and it would be better if the authorises Who compile the statistics for the nation were to investi- gate this cause, instead of casting sus- picion upon the efficiency or integrity of the local administrators of the law. It is a matter for congratulation—also arising from Dr. Taylor's useful review- that the clubs have been well conducted, and that Shebeening is declining. But what would happen were a wholesale reduction of licensed houses to take place, as would be the case were the Bill now before Parliament to pass? The drinking that now takes place under con- ditions most favourable to public morals —' 7 reason of the personal and pecuniary responsibility of the licence- holder and the facilities for police super- vision—might be transferred to places where no such responsibility obtains, and where facilities for police supervision would be few or none.
♦ The Late Mr. R. D. Burnie. A very valuable and earnest type of public man has passed away in the per- son of Mr. R. D. Burnie, who repre- sented Swansea in Parliament for three years, from 1892 to 1895. His politics notwithstanding, Mr. Burnie was very much respected by his opponents, not only because they freely recognised his genuine character and earnestness, but hS3 *h7 °°Uld admire Ws ^o'e- im»l m„ HnergHi'c ,kr<>ti<»1 t" muni- cipal life. His services to the town of his adoptlQn will make his memory last- rnni+ \Z' 81 in politics E<1s I^\T dWP°inting to his tlnTt B r IS reaaon to believe that the Radica1 party m Swansea did not treat him with the loyalty due to one who on the death of Mr. Dillwyn dwd-hwrJ? °u- aj ftieir natural stan- of IRQ*; i defeat at the election °J 1895> jriwn, for the first time aT9°nsf^ative in the St bv Mr John Llewelyn, was keenly tr m I;* ^UriJie' b,ufc' twilling to trim his political sails to catch +Vm fShim tSf Tment' ihe year 1900 mSv extreme a Radical for his party, and a new champion was fetched Burme's abilities as a har<* worker led many to expect for him a successful Parliamentary career; but fate decreed otherwise, and since 1900 he has sunk out of sight in public life. o
The Jury System. Mr. Lloyd Morgan's Bill to provide for trym6ni of the expemes of jurors attending assises and quarter sessions has again been presented to Parliament. In yibw of the strong agitation in South Wales in favour of a reform in the jurjr system, we trust; the Welsh members will th t0.Secure passing of the Bill this session. When the Wes- tern Mail" called attention to the scandalous waste of time that busineS men called on juries were compelled undergo strong support was^eceivS from nearly every chamber of oommerS and chamber of trade in South Wales th^^T?' mtU every^^re consider j ime has arrived for a much- needed reform, and nothing would be more popular than to force Mr. LJovd 2ga3 8 .?llIn-nr5Ugh Parliament. As lt^ands, the Bill deals only witih jurors' ITSTi the 80416 0f wMci is by the town or county council; but a few additional clauses might well be inserted to guard persons liable to serve ™TleS aga,ln6rt aibuse of the svstem that now goes on. The area of LwS t 1?lgJbt ,very ^11 be extended- to fnilS • d ?rove 4)00 big a thing to include in a private member's Bill the same objection could not be raised to clauses protecting people w caUed too often and kept hanging abiut the courts too long. No juror Sghttob^ called for more th-an three day? S succession, and he ought not to be liable to serve again until everv avail- able man had served. Mr. Lloyd Mor- gan would enhance the value of his Bill by inserting a few clauses with these provisions.
LICENSEES PROSECUTED. EARLY CALL BY THE PONTY- PRIDD POLICE. The Pontypridd magistrates were occupied for a considerable time on Wednesday in hearing two cases in which the licences 01 public-houses were proceeded against in respect of alleged breaches of the Licensing Act. The prosecution in each case was con ducted by Superintendent Cole, and Mr. A Thomas James defended. In the first case heard Evan Morgan, land- lord of the Queen Adelaide Hotel, Treforest. was summoned in respect of two offences— for supplying a drunken person and permit- ting drunkenness. Police-constabies Evans and Davies said that on passing the house on a Sunday they heard some loud talking. The officers then knocked, and after some delay were ad- mitted into the house, where they found three men under the influence of drink. The defence was that the men were ordered out as soon as their condition was noticed. A fine of £2 10s. in respect of each of the two offences was imposed. In the second case George Henry Wey. bourne, licensee of the Aloion Hotel, Cilfy- nydd, was charged with supplying drink dur- ing prohibited hours. Police-sergeant1 Hopkins and Police-con- stable Owen gave evidence to the effect that at two a.m. on Sunday, the 16th ult., they went to the back of the notel and into the garden, from whence they could see through a window two men—Morgan Dyer and Richard Davies—in the kitchen, drinking what looked like whisky. It was some time before admission was given, and by that time the two men had vanished. When taxeu as to where they were, the landlord denied their presenoe on the premises. The officers however discovered the two men on the ¡ stairs of the top landing. The defence was that the two men were old friends of Mr. and Mrs. Weybourne, had stayed to Supper, and had booked beds, though, acting on the advioe of the police, both went home. The Bench mflloted a penalty of £3 and coete.
HUGE COUNTER-CLAIM, CURIOUS CASE AT THE SWANSEA COUNTY-COURT. At Swansea County-court on Wednesday Thomas Morgan, of the Oil and Soap Works. Llanelly, sued J. H. Ruseell and Sons, con- tractors. Sketty for £79 in respect of cinders and slag sold and delivered. There was a counter-claim for £2,101 loss of profit on reo sale of the cinders and slag Mr L M Richards (instructed by Mr. Edward Harris) appeared for the plaintiffs, and Mr. Lleufer Thomas (instructed by Messrs. Andrew and Tnompeon) defended. Mr. Richards, in opening, stated that many years ago a copper works, subse- y £ X°Tl*' wafi established at Penclawdd. and the Penclawdd Tin-plate and Ironworks was subsequently built upon land which was made up of the refuse tipped £ ^17 C°P?er and lead works. In view of the astounding counter-claim put for- ward, these facts were important. The plaintiff took a lease from Mr. Denman Benson of the site of these old works, and aPProaohed by defendants to sell cinders and slag. part of the stuff was on of Ri SOme belonging to the Duke and » to Mr. W. J. Kees. a d he, therefore, went to those parties and ,arra axemen te to take the cinders, Ac., off this part of the land at 2d. per ton. J arranged to re-sell the stuff to defendants at is. 6d. per ton. The defen- dants entered into 4. contract with Messrs. Keen- and Nettlefolds, and another jwith Messrs. Baldwin, to supply them with the stuff at 8s. 6d. per ton The plaintiff found that defendants were removing what was called iron" puddle slag" of consider- able value from the site, and stopped them from removing further stuff, contending that had only sold cinders. The plaintiff claimed at Is. 6d. per ton up to the time he stopped defendants. Defen- dants counter-claimed for damages for being stopped from removing the stuff, and thus losing their profits, including in their claim the whole of the stuff workable on the three properties. The plaintiff's case had concluded and the defendants' had been opened when the hear- ing was adjourned till Saturday. l
SOCIAL LIFE IN AMERICA. INTERESTING LECTURE BY MR. JOHN CHAPPELL. Mr. J. Chappell, J.P., delivered a lecture in the Salvation Army-hall, Kent-street, Grangetown, Cardiff, on Wednesday evening, entitled, My Impressions of Social Life in America," the proceeds of the lecture being in aid of the Salvation Army work. Sir William Crossmaji presided. Mr. Chappell said they could walk through the immigration laws in America far better than in England. It was 90 simple for one man to pass through another one or more by lending the requisite dollars. In New York they found the men who had the. least energy, aaid though it was good times when he was there, yet he saw in going through the city any amount of men down *t the heel sleeping under the elevated railways and other places. Mr. Chappell then proceeded to give a racy description of what he saw in Pittsburg, Newcastle, and the various other places he visited, and pointed out that the whole trend of things in Amerioa was to worship mammon, whilst the long hours and hard conditions of living were telling cn the workers. There was a large colony of Welsh in Pittsburg, and the Welsh pretty well pre- dominated at Newcastle. He hea.rd more of the language spoken there in a week tha.n he heard in Oardiff in a month.
CAERPHILLY TEACHERS. FAVOUR GRADUATED SCALE OF SUBSCRIPTIONS. A very well attended meeting bf the Caerphilly and District Teachers' Associa- tion was held at Caerphilly, and was pre- sided over by Mr. Sharpe, Whitchurch. A letter from the general secretary of the Union re the contracting-out clause, brought about a resolution protesting against the retention of this clause, inas- much as it would be inimical to the beet interests of teachers in schools so affected. Letters embodying this resolution will be for- warded to Sir Alfred Thomas and Mr. Brace. —A disoussion on the question of raising the National Union of Teachers Sub- scription led to the proposal of a reso- lution by Mr. Grey, Heath Schools, that the graduated scale as formulated for the consideration of the conference at Hast- ings be adopted by this association.—The next meeting will take place in June, and will be held at TafTs Well,
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. 1 CHATTY ITEMS ABOUT MEN AND MATTERS. The Princes* of Wales. It is believed in the inner Court circle that an announcement of an interesting nature may shortly be again made about the Princess of Wales. This has appeared in no paper, and it is quite possible that expectation may be dis- appointed.—"Liverpool Daily Post." Prince Edward as Vocalist. Prince Edward of Wales made his first appearance before an Osborne College audi- ence at the mid-term concert. He sang "John Peel," and was vociferously encored. Mr. Keir Hardie's Return. Mr. Keir Hardie, M.P., is expected to arrive at Plymouth on March 23 The Plymouth Labour party is arranging a reception for him. Lord Chesham's Will. Lord Chesham, who was killed while hunt- ing with the Pytchley Hounds last November. left an estate sworn for probate at £27.243 ?rr)Qs. of which £ 9,926 is net personalty. Glasgow Exchange Secretary. Mr. H. C. Milne, assistant-superintendent of Lloyd's Royal Exchange, London, was on Monday, out of 300, chosen as secretary and manager of Glasgow Royal Exchange. Lectures at Harvard. Mr. John B. Bury, Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University, has been engaged to deliver six lectures at Har- vard. Wedding: Joke, A large poster, bearing the words: "Is marriage a failure?—look inside," was at- tached to a carriage driven through Clap- ham High-street. The newly-married couple in the carriage jyvece surprised at the amount of attention bestowed on them. Love at First Sound. A blind maJi namd Alexander Gisky fell in love with Marie Rabin, a blind girl, when he heard her sing at a concert in Bukharest. He at once proposed to her, and they are to be married at Easter. Queen Carmen Sylya has promised to attend the wedding. From Constable to J.P. The death occurred at Eastleigh, Hants, on Monday of Mr. Henry Adams, formerly super- intendent of the Southampton Division of Police. Deceased rose from the rank of con- stable, being afterwards chairman of the liastledgh Urban Council and a justice of the peace. No M.P.a' Week-end Fares. On the ground that it is a purely volun- tary proceeding for railways to grant facili- ties to commercial travellers to go home for eek-ends, Mr. Lloyd George stated recently that he did not think he couJd take actftin for a similar privilege for M.P.'s attending at Westminster. Life Saved by a Pencil. Alfred Lehner, a Chicago teamster, owes his life to the fact that he stopped to pick up a pencil as he was about to open the door of his coal shed. Just inside the door there was a bomb, which would have exploded had Lehner swung the door open, but he noticed the infernal machine as he stooped. Land at 9d. an Acre. The British South Africa Company has issued the revised terms on which land is being offered to settlers in Rhodesia. The terms now sanctioned by the board are of a very liberal character. The price of unimproved land in Rhodesia is 9d. to 4s. an acre, the former price being for ranching land. Irrigable land suitable for extensive cultivation naturally com- mands a higher price. Insanity and Divorce. There are no fewer than 57,000 persons in this country at the present day who are tied for life to partners certified as insane. Many of these, says Mr. Riohard Gates, hon. secretary of the Divorce Law Reform Union, writing in support of Mr. Bottomley's Bill to make insanity a ground for divorce, are young men and girls, and none of them are able to entertain any reasonable hope of ever enjoying the happiness pertaiifing to mar- riage. Mystery of Peer's Heir. A telegram to the New York "Tribune" from Kansas City states that a man who died in that city on February 19 under the name of Domican, and was buried without further identification, is believed to have been the Hon. Francis Patrick Clements, the brother and heir of the Earl of Leitrim. Domican resembled the published descrip- tion of Mr. Clements, who had been missing for some weeks, and the resemblance is con- sidered sufficiently strong to justify the ex- humation of the body. Tattooed Belles. The practice of enlisting the aid of the nrotimfonal ta&tooer for the puTDoee of M^uiruic » PMeU-lik* ccuvplexiocn is noUiina nev» among PaTlstaai'- belleis, and the seems to have caught on in New York. There, according to the Gaulois," actresses and others are discarding the harmless crayon as a means of obtaining nicely- pectKjilled eyebrows, and submitting them- selves to the tattooer, whose work, besides being- difficult to detect, has the distinction of being permanent. Against Tight Lacing. On one occasion," says Caøøell's Satur- day Journal," Queen Amelie of Portugal nearly caused a revolution at her Oourt by photographing with Rontgen rays one of her ladies who was celebrated for her wasp-like figure. The Queen, after developing the picture, gave a lecture on the evils of tight lacing, and held-up her unfortunate sitter as an awful example. All the ladies were oi ..errd to let out their waists, and the grumbling and discontent threatened severe trouble." "Canned Tomato Bride." Mrs. David Gallagher, known through- out America as the "canned tomato hride," is now suing her rich husband, of Tuckerton, New Jersey, for a divorce. Three summers ago Miss June Early was a packer in a local cannery. One day she penned a love-note on a label. It was a well-spelled and almost a literary composition, voicing the loftiest emotions of the heart. Mr GaIIagher. a wealthy bachelor, came across the note He replied, and Miss June Early became his bride. "Now she has repented. and seeks a separation. Pedestrian Rights. The right of the pedestrian to the road is gradually being wrested from him. and certainly most motor drivers have little res- P^Ckj j°r This right must not be yielded, and the conductors of motor traffio on the roads must be made to learn that pedestrians have as much olaim to the use °t IJ J^oa^ they have. What wg~ think should be done, now that the old relatively slow horse traffic is being so rapidly ousted by motor vehicles, is that more "islands" should be placed in the mai/i streets.— "Lancet." Women and Anaesthetic. The perils of the use, or rather, the abuse, of drugs by women to alleviate pain received some striking illustrations last week. It is not the use of drugs that is objectionable, but their Use without the advice and know ledge of a responsible qualified medical man. So-oalled remedies, ctlres, and inhalers can be bought at a chemist's shop with as much ease as tea can be bought at a grower's, and unfortunately, although the law directs that bottles Containing poison should be so 'abelled, it does not always follow that they are, or that the word is made conspicuous. — "Queen." Mark Twain's Latest. On Mark Twain's seventy-second birthday an American clergyman told the following story of a compliment which the humourist once paid him. He waited for me," said the rev. gentleman, "at t.he church door at the end of the service, and, shaking me by the hand, said gravely, 'I mean no offence, but I feel obliged to tell you that the preach- ing this morning has been of a kind that I can spare. I go to church, sir, to pursue my own train of thought. But to-day I couldn t do it. You interfered with me. You forced me to attend to you, and lost me a full half-hour. I beg that this may not occur again! Lord and Lady Bute. It is a. curious and unnoted fact how fre- quently since Miss Augusta Bellingham married Lord Bute the name of Bellingham has been used in fiction—once, for example, in a feuilleton in a half-penny paper. Again, Bellingham is the name used in that delightful comedy, "Lady Frederic." Lord and Lady Bute are at present travelling in the Eastern Mediterranean (says Sir Edward Russell in the "Liverpool Daily Post"). Lady Bute, who has grown very stout, has lost a good deal of her once sylpih-like appearance, but she is still as delightfully pretty as when her portrait by Carolus Duran was the picture of the year—and not SO many years ago either. An M.P.'s Mistake. An interesting tale is told of the origin of the ladies' gallery in the House of Commons. Previous to its construction the only place from which any lady could hear the speeches was from the ventilator opening in the roof. One day Feargus O'Gonnell, son of the Liberator," proposed to make a speech, whioh he intended should be a very be one, so he arranged for his wife to be in the ventilator hole to listen. The speech being concluded, O'Connor rushed upstairs, and, entering that dark place, saw, as he supposed, his wife turn to greet him. He threw his arms round her and kissed her warmly, saying, Well, my darling, what did you think of it?" It 60 happened that his wife had not come, and the wild Irish- man discovered that the lady he had embraced was a duchess, the wife of an influential Minister, who, it ia stated, declared to her husband that such mistakes must be prevented for the fatore by making a. nroBflr ladles' gallery.
WEEK BY WEEK » LIGHTER SIDE OF CURRENT EVENTS. Twenty-six adders, in a comatose conditio11* were recently killed near Lammas House, 8t. Dogmells, Pembrokeshire. If a grave crisis arises between England and Germany, the trouble will be referred naturally for settlement to Mr. Lloyd George. vvhat's in a na.me? Two Cardiff residents delight in the patronymics Damm and Dodge. Go-late is described in a knowing weekly paper as a. short cut to the Cardiff Docks. n must be the short cut the office boys take. Seeing a saucepan boiling over the fire, a little four-year-old Canton missie cried our. to her mother: "Oh, mummy, the sauce- pan s crying and got a lit." They mix other things than drinks in a y public banquet. A Mid-Wales paper says ia its report of a dinner:—"After another excel* ( lent comic sang, the speaker gave the toast ♦ of the clergy and ministers of all denomina- tions." Alderman T. J. Hughes was in a licensing case at Bridgend on Saturday, and he des- cribed a bona-fide traveller in the e>e of the law as "a man who is thirsty because ha travels, and not a man who travels becailDe he is thirsty." Mr. T. Westlake Morgan has succeeded tW late Dr. E. H. Turpin as organist of the his- toric Church of St. Bride's, Fleet.street. London. Mr. Morgan was until recently organist of Bangor Cathedral, and pre-wouuiy of St. David's Church, Merthyr Tydfil. Is your son well educated? asked a South Wales merchant of a man ^vho was trying to get an appointment for his son in the merchant's office. "Educated, sir' W^hy» he has won three limerick prizes, and passed the football referees' examination. x-aU- cated? I should think so." Most people, perhaps, think that once ship arrives in Oardiff docks the crew Can come or go ashore as they like, subject only to the will of the officers. This, however, is not so. A sailor cannot leave the dock for a stroll up town without being in possession w a pass, properly signed. For some time past a Congregational chapel in Windsor-place, Cardiff, has been closed, and all efforts to sell have been abortive. Last week a man was sent to affiS: a "For Sale or To Let" board, but by mistake put it on St. Andrew's Church close by, to the great amusement of those who know the circumstances of the parish. There is a risk of Mr. Lloyd George seeing some queer sights at the banquet in hiS honour shortly to be given at Carnarvon. At all events, the notice sent out reads:- Tickets—Gentlemen 6s. each. Ladies 4s. Dress optional." The suffragettes would be foolish indeed not to embrace this oppor- tunity. In spite of its odour, the leek is a safer national emblem for Wales than the daffodil. which many people are advocating as a more acceptable patriotic decoration. The whole plant is poisonous, and it is dangerous for people with cut fingers or chapped hands to pluck daffodils. There is no deception of this sort about the pungent leek. Football dominates the minds cf the rising generation. Name the wild animals most familiar to you," asked a teacher at » Glamorgan school the other day. A freckle-faced youngster immediately replied: —Wolverhampton Wolves. Leicester Tiger#, and Swinton Lions." The Welsh Department had better prepare a new natural history for schools on these original lines forthwith. The Rev. Evan Jones, Carnarvon, presi- dent-elect of the Free Church Council, is looked upon by Churchmen as an extreme Radical, but he himself, as he told the writer of these lines a short time ago, saYs that he belongs to the conservative (with a small c) section of the Nonconformists. • Whilst a life-long advocate of Disestablish- ment, he is by no means an extremist III relation to Disendowment. Mr. H. A. Tilby, the Conservative candidate for the Flint Boroughs, let the members M the Rhyl Council on Monday into a little secret. He told them that he lived in a sort of religious atmosphere, and that on one sid* kis house -he had the Parish Church, oo the other St. Thomas' Church, on the third side the Oalyinistic Methodist Chapel, and vø the fourth side the Welah Wesleyan Chapel- A member then reminded Mr. Tilby that the 'street he lived in was called, 11 Paradise- street." Anyway, it ought to deserve that title. t It is high time such a Commission as tha* proposed by Mr. Llewelyn Williams, )1.P.. took the ancient monuments of Wales itS hand. The present means for their proteO* tion are wholly inadequate. Often a is at the mercy of, perhaps, an ignor-iOjfe farmer, and we all remember the fate ofg la\lTig.Cornwajl, whA with dynamite by the tenant of^efrrTra because it was in the way." They manage these things better in France, where all inte- re.-i ig remains arc protected and 100JEed after by the Government, and woe anyone who injures them. Complaint is often made of present noises, but an old Gardiffian says they compare with those of half-a-century aS0, Even a showman's great organ must accounted soft music beside a steam org#* which he once heard in Cardiff. This actually a series of whistles or syrens blo"- by steam from a boiler, a.nd operated by rnano keyboard. It could be heard 11\,1 miles away, and must have disturbed eve* the deaf people. The van bea-nng the and its boiler required ten horses to dra1^ it. What the fate of the organ has been "lie do not know. It is suggested that the enemy of man has secured it to add to the tortur^ of Hades. By the death of the Rev. William MorgaØ. Erwydd Rouse, Aberystwyth, the WesleyaUIi of Wales have lost one who was in manj ways in the first rank. Below the mediu119 height, he was full of energy. The ref. gentleman, who was 84 years of age, was It native of Ystumtuen, a dozen miles Aberystwyth, and a short time ago he his 6ister took part in the centenary ce^T bration of the Wesleyan Church in that lage. He was accepted as a candidate i°.. the ministry as far back as 1849, and untl 1890 he was unceasingly at work. Since tb* he had been superannuated, but was alway ready to assist his colleagues in the pulP* and in other ways. An old Carmarthenshire pedagogue, in the person of Alderman Bevan, Llansadwrn, telif A good 6tory about a grey-haired Wel^J farmer, who descanted upon the efficiency modern day education. Why," said rustic," with an air of pride, You don}' teach Spelling as they did in my time. used to get words as long as my arm, and* what is more, we used to know the meaniOS of them." "Well. give me an example asked the* old schoolmaster. There is word in particular I was fond of, because i oommenoed with vale' (apples) and with ariiin (money)." "And what is that v continued Alderman Bevan. "Why, you, can't you guess? It was valetud narian.' The custom is as common as it is U,: seemly for the National Anthem at an eot.;11. tainment being regarded as a signal to rue; helter-skelter towards tne door. A lesson this respect has been taught audiences the Monmouthshire Valleys during the few days. A choir of dark-skinned natij^ of Jamaica have been attracting houses while on tour. The concluding sel^ tion each evening has been the Nation* Anthem, and not one hearer has Why? The singers sank on one knee, as if their memories were full of stor1^ told them by their fathers of slave days 4°^ the part whioh Britain' played in secure" their freedom, they sang "God Save King with a depth of feeling thatsho^ the anthem was, indeed, a prayer. No scl tion on the long programme affected t If audience like the anthem which is usua rattled out so oarelessly. Wealth means different things to differ^ people. A fourth standard class in a Mac:;t otl school was asked to write an essay What would you do with a tliousa' pounds if it were given to you?" Here is « boy's answer:— What would yow do with £ 1000 if it given to you I would give half of it y my mother and keep the other hatf „ self I woudent come to school after for fØ long time and if I were to have a SOTllelltf i would pay it i would go to John annie all day and would eat food there engoy my self so long as i had it i w go away every day and by chickins ducks and pigs and piggins until*! spend them all but before i would spe them i would go to America. John Mary Annie is the boy's version the name of the local Italian ice-cr«- vendor. of Mr. W. Prichard Williams's edition s- Maurice Kyffln's "Deffynniad Ffydd Jjfl Loegr," which is being brought out under tJJe auspices of the Guild of Graduates of It jg University of Wales, is nearly rea.dY..ti08 a re-production of the original rare ea» i%a of the year 1595, and preserves characteristics, letter for letter, and for space. Part of the title, the 1 of letters, head and tail pieces, and the co tbiS arms have been specially engraved for work. The text and the introduction eP already been printed. An aooount *j & of the life and career of the real }fad jiiS Kyflin-a soldier of fortune who serve of Queen and country with an inflexion mind and integrity of purpose that r ø.150 honour on the Principality. The editio of includes all the authenticated P^^pW Maurioe Kyffitn, collected tram j in various libraries. 1 in various Hhr-u-iee. i
Mr. Haldane's Army Scheme. Thanks to the prompt and outspoken protest of the County Association, the War Office have reverted to their origi- nal scheme of allocating the field artillery of the Welsh Division to Glamorgan. What tactical oonsidera- lon ever induced the Army Council to omsign a mountain battery to the coast- line and denude the most vulnerable KSlerv i6 Division of effective aid lTPDe •> hui the «*» brigade ^3 Wlth whloh a fi«W artillery ISElf Ja mountai* hattery are Glamorgan and SSlre"^We unpleasant impression of IL Iery and irresolution that rwim „ <"h^08 Whitehall. Now that S fieldP^?fl has been definitely allotted to ,gan it is to be hojS fi &' wdi ™^n £ "K"ho have made the 2nd^VR8 Welsh Infantry Battalion one of the W in the country will transfer their se^vkS and form a strong and enthu&iaS nucleus of the new artillery brigade An important matter was mentioned at the County Association meeting on Satur- day, ftamely, the provision of a drill-hill for the several units of the fV»n«+ Association that will have their ht"^ quarters in Cardiff. A drill-hall mSch larger than the existing one wiff be required; but the County AssociaticS should not consider the case of Cardiff ■diSfhal?^ <PT>vlsion. of an adequate +-k ofi- m 18 also eesenSul to the efficaency of the conntr forces.
--oO LONDON LETTER7 4 A COLUMN OF INTEREST TO ALL OUR READERS. LONDON, Thursday Following immediately on the incident of the secret letters, the announcement that the Prince and Princess of Wales are to visit Berlin has become a sensation. Evidently, the Prince, following in the stems of his illustrious father, is going as a peacemaker. But how will it affect the State visit which it was hoped, the King would make to Germany this year? Is the Prince going as the substitute or as the herald of the King? THE GREAT INDISCRETION. Lord Tweedmouth's chances of the Thistle will be greatly prejudiced by his indiscretion in the matter of secret corre- spondence. If there had been no "incident," the Thistle which the late Marquess of Linlithgow had would cer- tainly have been bestowed on Lord Tweedmouth. It is difficult to see how he could have it now. Its bestowal would be taken for a mark of the Sovereign's personal approval of his con- duct in the Great Indiscretion. Failing Lord Tweedmouth, it is suggested that the vacant Thistle may go to Lord Kinnaird, who would certainly be a worthy recipient. THE PREMIER'S PATIENCE. The Prime Minister's condition is causing the deepest anxiety to his friends. He does not leave his room at all now. Happily, he suffers little pain, and he is bearing his lot with great patience and cheerfulness. He is, in fact, more hopeful than those who are around him, and it may be taken that the frequent repetition of the word "comfortable" in the medical bulletins refers to his mental as much as his physical condition. Members of his family are with him, and their society is a great consolation in his disablement. STRENGTHENING THE ENTENTE. Evidently it is to be an institution that every French President shall visit England. President Fallieres, who is coming in May, with M. Pichon, the Foreign Minister, is but following the example of his predecessor, M-.Loubet. The news was only made available this afternoon, and it has not been possible to obtain details, but I gather that the President will take advantage of his presence in London to attend the Anglo-French Exhibition at Earl's Court, which ought to be in full swing by the time he arrives. LICENSING BILL PETITIONS, The House of Commons Post-office had one of the biggest mails on record on Monday. Every one of the 1670 members received from fifteen to twenty- sealed letters. Each letter contained a petition against the Licensing Bill, and the greatest significance is attached to the language of the petitions. In one the member is urged to vote against the Bill, "if you want our support at the general election." Another petition is from a "lifelong Radical." A third is from "the under- signed workmen, who all supported Liberal members at the general elec- tion." WELSH OFFICIAL RECEIVERSHIPS. The impending vacancy in the official receivership at Carmarthen has given the Board of Trade an opportunity to re-arrange the official-receivers' districts in Wales. In all probability, a Swansea district will be constituted, and a West Wales district will be carved out of the present Swansea and Chester areas. It is the re-constitution of these districts that has caused the delay in making the new appointments (for there will be now more than one) and obliged the Board of Trade to ask Mr. Thomas Thomas, of Carmarthen, to continue in office until the new arrangements can be completed. AMjELIORATION OF LENT. We are now well into Lent, and Lon- don Society seems to be none the worse tor it. Society does not dance in Lent, but it dines, it plays bridge, despite Father Bernard Vaughan's thunder, it goes to theatres, it golfs and motors, and :s gay in quite its own way. To a limited degree it attends certain Lenten services and lectures, but, on the whole, the use Society makes of Lent is rather for jollification than edification. The practice which High Churchy ladies used to pursue, of wearing black in Lent, has entirely disappeared, except that it is maintained by some who are old-fashioned. The severity of church-going, too, is ameliorated by beautiful music. The example set by St. Anne's, Soho, of elaborate renderings of Passion music, with orchestral accom- paniments, increases every year. St. Paul's Cathedral has given it an official sanction for some years. Quite a num- ber of parish churches now have their oratorios of the Passion, and in one church or another we may hear all the magnificent music that great masters have written on this subject. A POEM IN PETTICOATS. London, of course, will go wild over the new dancer from Canada, who has commenced what will probably be a lone engagement at the Palace Theatre this week. Miss Maud Allen is, undoubtedly a poem in petticoats, and there is pic- turesqueness and beauty in her every movement, so much to fascinate the cultivated mind. The mere Cockney will take her for granted on the strength of the furore she has created in Con- tinental capitals. But there is a ques- tion of good taste involved which does not seem to have occurred to the pro- fessional critics. Is it good taste to make a music-hall ballet out of a. funeral march? To dance, or, rather, pace and pose, to the ever-sacred strains of Chopin's Funeral March—that is one of Miss Allen's performances. She does It decorously, decently draped in black, but, none the less, it gives a shock to those solemn feelings, religious, moral, or sentimental, as may be, which we all attach to the grave and its rites. There is less objection to the voluptuous measure in which Miss Allen shows how Salome danced off the head of John the Baptist. For her entrancing .embodi- me?*V>0^ .Mendelssohn's Spring Pastoral and Rubinstein's Valse Caprice one can have nothing but praise. SALE OF IRISH WOEK. Revelations made in the Sweating Committee of how the Irish embroidery and lace industries have to compete with a cutting competition from Switzerland, Germany, and Japan will lend addi- tional interest to the St. Patrick's Day sale of work of the Royal Irish Indus- tries Association. The Committee was told by the official witness that the patterns of Irish home work shown in an exhibition in Dublin were copied by Uermans and the work re-produced and sent over here for sale at prices below the current rate. I take it that a know- ledge of this unfair competition will greatly strengthen the noble efforts which are being made by the Marchioness of Londonderry as president of the London council, to obtain a good sale. As before the marchioness has lent Londonderry House for the sale. It will be the thirty-sixth sale that has been held in England, and the London committee alone have been able to realise a hun- dred and fifty thousand pounds, the greater part of which has gone in direct payment to the cottage industries in Ireland. It ought to be a point of honour with English people to buy what they can at this sale of work in order to encourage the industrious Irish cottagers against the terrible competition to which they are subject by foreign coun- tries. They who buy a.t these sales will do so to their own advantage. The linens, tweeds, homespuns, laces, em- broideries, knitting, carving, and such like, being of handwork, with a due infusion of brainwork, are infinitely better worth than factory-made shop goods. BRITISH MUSEUM. A new director of the British Museum was elected yesterday in the person of r r j v,ustlce Henn Collins. He re-places Lord Peel, who has retired. The election was a mere formality, but it had to be sanctioned by the presence of Sir Samuel ftvans as one of the law officers.
THE CLIFF MYSTERY. » MAGUIRE AGAIN IN THE DOCK. The Bournemouth Police-court was crowded on Thursday when John Francis Mag-uire, the young ex-Guardsman who is charged with having caused the death of Emma Sheriff, the victim of the Bournemouth oliff tragedy, was brought up on remand before the mayor and a full bench of magistrates. The aocused was conveyed from Winchester Gaol early in the morning, and paraded at the police-station for the purpose of identifi- cation. A big muster of people assembled outside the oourt, with the object of getting a. glimpse at the prisoner and of obtaining admission to the court. In both these desires they were. however, disappointed. The police took precautions against the aocused being seen, and the limited accommodation precluded the possi- bility of hundreds getting admittance. Mr. William Lewis prosecuted on behalf of the Treasury, and Mr. Granville Alabaster (bar- rister) defended. Maguire entered the dock maintaining the attitude of composure which characterised him at the previous hearing at the inquest. He was dressed in a blue lounge suit. A chair was handed to him, and he sat down upon it and listened attentively to the evi- dence. Mr. William Lewis said he appeared on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions to conduct the case against the prisoner. Certain evidence which had been collected had been very carefully considered, but at this stage it was not desirable from every point of view to place the facts before the court. That being the case, he only proposed to call two witnesses, and he would then ask the magistrates to grant a remand until such time as was suitable to the court. He did not, of course, intend to open the case that day, but he desired to call attention to a few circumstances that occurred on Mon- day, the 17th of February, on Tuesday, the 18th, the 18th being the day on which Miss Sheriff disappeared, and on the 19th. The first incident was on the night of the 17th, when the accused met at the Salisbury Hotel, Boscombe, a Mr. Bear, and SHOWED HIM A GOLD BRACELET, which he (Mr. Lewis) was informed would be identified as the property of Miss Sheriff. The other evidence would be to the effect that on Tuesday night, the 18th, the prisoner was seen on a tram in the neighbourhood of Cross-roads, Southbourne. A driver of the car would also say he saw M'Guire on the same date at Southbourne, between eight and 8.30 p.m. After he had ostlled that evidence he would respectfully ask for a remand. Mr. Ernest James Bean then entered the witness-box. In answer to Mr. Lewis, the wit- ness said that on Monday, the 17th of Feb- ruary, he was in the billiard-room at the Salisbury Hotel, when he saw the prisoner. He saw him again at eleven o'clock the same night, when prisoner came to the hotel, and asked Mrs. Parsons, the manager's wife, for a bed. He signed the hotel register, and paid a deposit with a sovereign. He stated that he was going to London the next day by the 4.50 train. In the course of a general con- versation the accused told him he had been in the Army. He showed witness a gold chain bracelet, with blue stones in it. He said he had bought the bracelet cheap that day, and witness believed he stated that he gave 16s. for it. Witness only replied "Oh!" Witness saw the aocused OlD. the following Wednesday night, at the Salisbury Hotel, at about eleven o'clock at night. The prisoner then said, "I came down this evening to TAKE A LADY TO THE THEATAE, and she was missing, and could not be found. I have been to the police-station and informed the police of it." Mr. Lewis: What was his demeanour?— Quite self-possessed. When the prisoner said he had come back from London that day witness knew that he was referring to their conversation of the Monday. Witness saw accused on the Thursday morning at the hotel, but they bad no conversation. On the 11th of March witness went to the shop of Mr. Knibbi, the jeweller, of Boscombe. He there picked out two bi-acelets out of six. Both of the two bore a resemblance to the one the prisoner showed him at the hotel. It was a chain bracelet, and had blue stones, but he could not swear that it was the orace- let Maguire asked him to look at. Mr. Alabaster: Do you know that when the bracelet was shown it was the day before Miss Sheriff disappearedP-Yes. So there cannot be any suggestion that the bracelet was taken from the body or any- thing of the sort?-No, not on my part. The prisoner told you that he had been to the police?—Yes. And he was quite self-possessed?—Yes. Not like a man who had committed a murder a few hoars bexore?—No. I picked out the two bracelet. they bad -blue stones, and rejected the others because they had not. Mrs. Sarah Ann Scott, wife of a boat pro- prietor, and a tea pavilion owner at Tucket, on the creek between Southbourne and Christchurch, was then called. Answering Mr. Lewis, Mrs. Scott said on the evening of the 18th of February, between 8.0 and 8.30; she was in a tramcar. when THE PRISONER ENTERED, in the neighbourhood of West Southbourne. There were about'half a dozen peoplq in the tramcar, and she noticed particularly the accused and a girl. The girl, however, was not with the aocused. and she did not know that she had anything to do with him. "I noticed that the girl was pretty.-O.a.ught.er}- added the witness, "and I noticed that the accused was tall. He wore a dark overcoat, with a dark bowler hat. He had something small in his hands, either a pair of gloves or a paroel, I don't know which." Mr. Lewis: Did you notice anything else? Witness: Yes; I thought he lookyd^ very pale, but whether it was the 4ight or whether he was ill I cannot say. "Be was continually biting his lIps. His hat was tipped rather over his eyes. Witness, further examined, said she fixed the time because when she left the tram- car she went to post a letter, and caught the 8.35 p.m. post at a pillar, which is about ten minutes' walk from Southbourne. The pri- soner remained in the tram, which proceeded in the direction of christchurch. In cross-examination, Mrs. Scott stated that she fixed the date for the reason that the 18th of February was the anniversary of the burial of her sister. It was quite true that it was a fortnight after the tragedy that she informed the police she had no doubt that the prisoner was the man. although she would not go so far as to say that she saw him "most" distinctly, She identified accused at the police-station, and then told a superintendent of police that "to the best of her belief" he was the man. Re-examined, the witness said she noticed the accused was a tall man, and she remarked, "I always notice big men." (Laughter.) Thomas Henry Hayes, a conductor employed on the Bournemouth Corporation Tramways, said he remembered a tall man jumping on a car at eight o'clock on the evening of February 18 at Cliuroh-road loop The car arrived at Chrietohurch Station at 8.22 or 8.23 p.m., and the man got off. lIe identified the accused at the police-station as the man he thought jumped upon the oar Witaess produced a waybill, which showed that a twopenny fare had been issued for- the journey in question for the stages used by that man, whom he believed to KA prisoner. tJle The witness was cross-examined at con. siderable length by Mr. Alabaster He admitted that he never said anything tn the .police about the accused They came to him. It was impossible for him to go beyond the statement that he. thought prisoner was the passenger. Mr. Alabaster: You say you believe he is the man. That means you are not sure about him —No, I ain not sure. The case was then, adjourned till next Thursday.
NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF. There will be a great attraction at the New Theatre next week, as Mr. Gteorge Dance's principal company will occupy the boards with that delightful and fascinating musical play, The Girls of Gottenbarg." Miss SAmeta Morsden will play "Mitzi," while Mr. Bertie Wrigfot will appear as "Max Mod delkopf." Gotten/berg is a dioujbly distilled Paris as a city of fun, and the play engen- ders one long roar of laughter. The piece is still playing to big business at the Gaiety in town, and crowded houses should be the rule during their stay in Cardiff. There will be a full chorus and augmented orchestra under the direction of Mr. Otto Manns. The play has for its aanthors Messrs. George Groaam-ith, jun., and L. E. Bermian, the lyrics are by Adrian Ross and Basil Hood, and the music by Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monoktocn.
UNCERTIFICATED TEACHEFiS DRASTIC ACTION TO BE TAKEN AT ABERDARE. At Wednesday's meeting of the Aberdare Education Authority, Mr. T. WaJter Wil. liams moved that uncertificated teachers be compelled to receive tuition, either at the "certificated" classes or otherwise, failfng which they were to be penalised to the extent of JS10 per annum off their salaries Mr. Williams mentioned that out of 3i such teachers who had sat at the recent certificate examination, only five had been successful. After a long discussion, the motion was carried, exoept that the penalty be £5. instead of .£10.
SEQUEL TO A LETTER. f— DO YOU KNOW ABOUT YOUR MISSIS ?" Excuse me. I was not aware whether you knew that your missis was at Aldgate last night with a tall gentleman wearing a tall silk hat. This anonymous letter was stated in the Divorce Oourt on Wednesday to have been received by an Islington beer retailer named Savage. He was petitioning for a divorce, Mr. J. B. Frain, an assistant to a medical man, being cited as the co-respondent. The charges were denied. Mrs. Savage, in the witness-box, said that on the night of July 11 she was at the shop of a friend, a Mrs. Ryan, till about 10.45, when she went to Mr. Frain's surgery. She entered the consulting-room, and Mr. Frain mixed some medicine for her. He was in his shirt sleeves, and her hus- band came in upon them suddenly and behaved like a maniac. He went for Mr. Frain, and the witness left and walked towards her home, but when her husband came home he would not allow her to go io She denied the allegation against her. In cross-examination she stated hermotJm told her that the anonymous letter which her husband received contained the words as quoted above. Giving evidence on his own behalf, the co- respondent denied the. allegations made against him. He said he was not a qualified practitioner, and was at present a consulting herbalist. In croes-examination by Mr. Tibbs, he stated that on July 7 a note was sent to him requesting a mixture, but he did not give what was asked for. Asked what the mixture consisted of, hie Lordship said he did not think the witness was bound to give his, prescription. If it waS coloured water it would not be within the Act of Parliament, and if it contained •medical ingTediems ™en he might be liable to prosecution. They had all been at school at one time or another, he added, and had draughts given to them. (Laughter.) Mrs. Savage, in her evidence, denied hav ing ever misconducted herself with Mr Frain. On the night of the 7th of July her hus- band locked her out, and early in the morn- ing, after she had been at her mother's house, she climbed into her own house through a window from the drawing-room of a baker's house next door. The co-respondent, who gave evidence, said he was a consulting herbalist. He denied that misconduct had ever taken place. The petitioner was granted the decree. with costs and the custody of the child.