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CARDIFF BANKRUPTCY COURT. Debtor's Serious Illness. On Tuesday, before the .Registrar (Mr H. ~°usins), Mr Hunt mentioned the case of Evans 2?i?ell, grocer, Cowbridjre-road. He had a cer- ^ficate from Dr. Skyrme stating that debtor in a very serious condition, and could not interviewed. The Registrar expressed the •ew that the medical man should indicate the nature of debtor's illness It would have been tter if the doctor had attended to tell them pMr Elunt Debtor is very seriously ill, an, quite penniless he is being kept by his son and can't afFord to pay for a doctor t o ^ttie here. Adjourned for a month. Maesteg Collier's Possessions. John Stevens, 22, North street. Caerau, ~steg, collier, examined bv the official a deficiency of L61, said he had an "^cident about nine years ago and had been Q12able to work regulariy since. Most of the b10ney owing was for groceries. All he had in be World was a bed, a table, and four chairs .be examination was closed subject to the Jlgaing of the notes. Travelling Draper's Affairs. John Mclver, travelling draper. 13. South aton. place, Cardiff, estimated his liabilities at £ 92, his assets at 1222, and his "flrplus fl29. Mr Sydney Jenkins Appeared for the petitioning creditor. the trustee of his brother's estate. The Official Receiver Are you prepared now to show a Purchaser round to your customers ?—If they Pay me and give me the money I paid into the business.—The Official Receiver: Oh. no; tbey will have to pay me now.-Debtor inti- JPjjJted that he was prepared to assist the Official Receiver, but he thought his books °llght to be sold up in the usual way. The lamination was adjourned. Too Many Book Debts. William Stubbs, 21, Nol ton-street, Bridgend. ~aker and confectioner, estimated gross lia- bilities £ 289 and deficiency £214, and attributed ■j's failure to taking over too many book with the business, and falling off of trade Jjhrough competition." It appeared that debtor paid £ 143 (or the business, borrowing be money from his uncle and aunt in 1902. The examination was provisionalv closed. Examinations Closed. In the cases of Francis Harry Price. 146, CtvvYs-road, Cardiff, hairdresser and fancy flealor Albert John Dix (trading as Dix and ^°- )• 223, Mackintosh-place, engineer and oven builder (deficiency £ 304) Thomas William Thomas (trading as Tom Thomas), carrying on business at NVynd ham. street, Bridgend, hatter and hosier (deficiency £ 471), the examinations Were closed subject to the usual signing of the fcotes, Wife's Secret Debts. David Jones, 33, Homfray-street, formerly of 10, Union-street, Maesteg, engine driver, wai examined by the Official Receiver. He esti- mated his gross liabilities as 274, and his de- ficiency as 1:62, and he attributed his position to his wife contracting debts without his knowledge. Examination closed. Nearly All in Book Debts. John Browning. 4, Wyndli am-street. Bridg- pd. boot Ilndshoo manufacturer, was examined j*? the Official Receiver. He said he was a **«Jner by trade, and eleven years ago, having 44ved £200. he began business as a boot and 8,*o« dealer. He estimated his gross liabilities t* £ 353, and his deficiency at £ 168. of which tQtal nearlv all was in book debts. His present Position was due to bad debts, bad health, and b«d trade. Three years ago he believed he had bot enough to pay his debts, but kept on fading, hoping that things would improve. ,*bere were bad debts totalling £ 87. iiixam- lria,tion closed.
NEATH BANKRUPTCY COURT. PORT TALBOT BUILDER'SAFFAIRS. Registrar's Strictures. At Neath Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday, beíwe Mr Registrar Charles, Melancthou "etikins, builder and contractor of Port Talbot, Jfas represented, by Mr L. M. Thomas. The official Receiver said a serious aspect was pre- sented by debtor's connection with the house **liich he sold to Mr Williams. He had sold it jo one person and mortgaged it to another. ~ebtor replied that an arrangement was made "■^tween the parties, and that Mr Williams ™ent to a solicitor who advised him to take out Q, summons against him (the debtor). The Official Receiver: You mortgaged the house J^hich belonged to Mr Williams to another, debtor Yes but the house was not finished and I had hoped to make enough on the church Contract to put all matters rignt. The Official •Receiver: You have not satisfactorily dis- closed your affairs, 'l he Registrar characterised action of debtor relating to the house as est, and he hoped that notice would be *aken of it when debtor came up for his dis- charge The examination was closed. Illness and Slackness of Trade. b Thomas Howells, merchant grocer, of 38, Park-street, Taibach, submitted a statement ^hich showed liabilities £ 321 10s 9d, deficiency *248. Debtor attributed iiis failure to illness aQd slackness of trade. The examination was Mr L. M. Thomas, Aberavon, was for debtor. Fish and Fruit Dear. Richard Mayers, fruiterer and fishmonger. Wind street, Neath, was represented by Mr J. Jeffries. Liabilities £ 2,36 Is, deficiency 21610s 6d. Failure was attributed to bad trade owing to fish and fruit being dear, and losses hroujfh goods spoiling and serious sickness in JjHily and coat of burial. The examination closed. Official Receiver's Warning. James Hobbs. formerly landlord of the Vic- toria Inn, Neath, and latterly a hay and corn r^erchant at Aberavon, had been ordered at a Previous Court to prepare and submit proper' *ccounts of his trading. Debtor said he had got the accounts ready. He had done the est he could, and could not do more.—The official Receiver But you must.—Debtor I you I cannot, as I have kept no account ooks.-Th Official Receiver (sternly): If you u cornP'y with the order of the Court I ?o*ll have to bring you before the Judge.—The bobtor: Thank you, sir.—The examination -8a adjourned.
COUNTY SCHOOLS. INADEQUATE ACCOMMODATION. Serious Condition in Glamorgan. Mr W. R. Davie-?, Pontypridd. called the at- I t" ntion of the Glamorgan Education Committee ■n Tuesday to the fact that at Barry and Pontypridd County Intermediate Schools a arge number of candidates bad been refused ulrnission because there was no room or them, and it was quite clear that the new buildings would not be ready for two or three years they could not do jus- tice to the children unless temporary accom- modation was found for them There were 306 students in the Pontypridd School, and the accommodation originally was for 180. About 36 children bad been refused admission who were entitled to it. The governors had been authorised to negotiate for rooms which were vacant, but they had failed to secure a suitable place, and they were under an absolute necessity to provide for the children now on the street. He moved that the Build- ing Committee be authorised to take the neces- sary steps to provide accommodation at schools where it was required. The Clerk (Mr T. Mansel Franklen) explained that them was a loss upon every child who went to the county schools. and if they took more than they could accommodate they would get into greater difficulty. Mr Hopkin Morgan brought a similar com. plaint from Neah, and said that unlegs in- creased grants came to hand they would have to starve the scholars. Their difficulties would increase until they secured more financialhelp. Mr T. J. Hughes said that the same complaint was applicable to Bridgend. The matter was referred to the Building Committee.
NEWPORT SCHOOLS. Ratepayers' Association's Charge. INDIGNANT DENIAL. Councillor W. H. Brown, J.P., presided at the monthly meeting of Newport Education Committee on Tuesday- Alderman Greenland drew attention to a letter issued by the secre- tary of the Ratepayers' Association giving comparisons of teachers' salaries and cost of instruction at Newport and Plymouth, and stating that Newport education was at a low standard. The Chairman said it was a most glaring statement of facts which were not facts, and was a gra-0 reflection on their teachers if not adequately replied to. It was absolutely untrue to state that there was a lack of efficiency in their schools, for the in- spectors' reports for the past year showed that every school obtained the highest grant. As to the staffing, Barry headed the list in Wales for the beat average with one teacher for 29 scholars. At Cardiff there was one teacher for 37 scholars, Swansea one teacher for 35 scholars, and at Newport one teacher for 36 scholars. The average for Waleój was one teacher for 38 scholars. In the matter of teachers' salaries they had been almost compelled to keep up with Cardiff and Swansea. The letter allesred that Newport Education Authority was extra- vagant in the expense of instruction be could only say that Newport was the lowest but six throughout the Kingdom in the cost per head for instruction. It was resolved to ask Mr Lewis Haslam, M.P., to support the proposals of the Decimal Association in case of a Bill embodying their proposals being brought before Parliament. The recommendations of Mr Owen Owen, chief inspector of the Central Welsh Board, as to increased accommodation at the intermediate schools were referred to a special committee.
CARDIFF FREE CHURCHES. Meeting of the Executive. At a meeting held on Tuesday of the executive of the Cardiff Free Churches Council arrange- ments were made tor the holding of the annual Council meeting, and also for a special meet. ing which wilt take place on November 9th. to be addressed bv Dr. Clifford and the Rev. Sil- vest er Home. To the latter gathering represen. tatives from all the Free Churches in the dis- trict will be welcomed, the place of assembly being Wood-street Chapel, and an invitation being tendered to the Ron. Ivor Guest, M.P., to take the chair. The meeting will be one of a series in different parts of the country arranged by the central organisation of the Frea Churches in Great Britain. In view of the per- sonality of the speakers a confident anticipa- tion is expressed that a very large audience will be brought together.
BOOK DEBTS AS ASSETS. A first meeting of the creditors of John Mclver, of Mouth Luton-place, Cardiff, a travel linr diaper, was convened at the Cardiff Bank- ruptcy offica on Tuesday. The case is anun. j usual one. The gross liabilities were stated at 1:92 lEs. but debtor represents that, he has book debts which will realise over £ 200. There are but two creditors, the onlv trade debt being for £ 92 to big brother. Outside the baok debts the only assets are a watch and chain, valued at 15s. Debtor's business was purchased f if from his brother. and difficulties having arisen between them the bankruptcy was brought about bv the action of bis brother's trustee. The cause of failure givfn by debtor is, « I could not get credit." There being no attend- ance of creditors, the official receiver wound up the estate.
IMPERIAL SERVICE MEDAL. Local Awards. The London Gazette of Tuesday con. tains the following Whitehall, October 1st.—The King has been pleased to grant to the following retired mem- bets of his Majesty's Civii Service not belong- ing to administrative cr clerical branches tho Imperial Service Medal, which was instituted by his Majesty for the recognition of long and meritorious services in branches other than those mentioned above :-John Matthews, joiner. Pembroke Charles Mayled, sorting clerk and telegraphist, Cardiff Jamus Sutton, shipwright, Pembroke.
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A 10 if DIO)E Outdoor Garden. Annuals are now pretty well over, and the places they have occupied in the Ivsrders may be forked, and, if necessary, a little top- dressing given, and then planted with Wall- flowers, Canterbury Bells, Sweet Williams, bulbs, or other flowers that will give a cheerful green during the winter, and flower in eariy spring and summer. The ground i" too dry yet to move evergreens, though on some soil,, where the soil hangs together well. the work may be done, and if the roots are puddled in they will soon get a grasp of the soil. Of course, this work can only be carried out well where the shrubs are growing near. If they have to b 3 moved from a nursery some distance off, it will be better to wait for rain and cloudy weather. Geraniums are still bright in the beds. Dahlias, also, where they have had sufficient mowture, are flowering well. The Cactus Dahlias seem to have monopolised the garden. One seldom sees the heavy show varie- ties used in garden decoration, but the singles are pretty. Prepare beds for Roses and Carnations. Poor gound should be manured, and the manure mixed withtbesoil, not placed near the roots when planting, though a nruich when planting is completed is beneficial. Michaelmas Daisies. Michaelmas Daisies are becoming quite a popular garden decoration, owing to the intro- duction in recent years of so many beautiful improvements. They represent a family of hardy perennials of the easiest culture, and produce a wealth of star-like flowers, which continue until cut by frost, of which, however, they will endure several degrees. Botanically they are known as Asters, and are again divided into classes, bearing the most outra- geous descriptions, given by the scientific gentlemen who are siiocked at the thought of the popular name under which ordinary plant- lovers know them. They differ entirely in character from the Aster of our beds and borders, and some of them reach the height of 5ft. of either upright or spreading growth, which becomes covered with flowers in many sizes and colours. Large handfuls of flowery sprays of the most useful type may be cut for indoor decoration just now, and it is perhaps on this account alone they are such favourites with the ladies. Small plants may be procured from the nurseries where they make a speciality of hardy border plants and if set out soon they will survive the winter and form strong plants full of bloom by this time next year. Window-boxes in Winter. Too often window-boxes are allowed to be entirely empty in winter. This need not be whilst there are bulbs always to be had, and in this connection Crocuses, Chionodoxas. Scillas, and Snowdrops may be employed with advantage. Small shrubs, or, failing these, Wallflowers, make a box cheerful for winter, and these should be got in in October. A good variety of Wallflower, dwarf and bushy, is yellow Tom Thumb, or a dark sort will be found in Vulcan. In a sunny window well-established plants flower earl Autumn Pruning of Roses. This is often overlooked. If, however, we would have good Roses, we must have well- ripened, solid wood, so that by cut- ting away now the soft, sappy wood and removing thin, twiggy shoots from the heart of the tree, or bush, the lemaining growths are to mature. Perhaps exception should be made to the free- blooming autumnal Roses, and these, being so very excitable, never seem to rest. The Hybrid Perpetuals are the tribe needing the thinning most. Do not shorten anv of the more ripened growths unless they are likely to be troublesome by swaying about in the wini. Rambler Rosea are much helped if the very oldest wood is cut away now. This allows the air and light bp circulate freely. Tie the growths up again to their supports. If the Ramblers are on a trellis, the removal of old Wood will enable you to tie out the young growths of this season's production. Ramblers that have been planted about three and four years are the plants to take in band now. There is little to do in the way of autumn pruning the first three years but now this work should not be neglected. Verbenas and the Drought. These beautiful flowers have withstood the heat and drought far better than the majority of flowering plants have done, and it is probable that they will again become very popular. It was a great loss to the flower garden when so many people discarded them owing to the disease that affected them so much a f3w years back, for when one can get a healthy stock there are few plants that are so easily increased from cuttings, or that fill the beds so auickly with a dwarf carpeting of trailing shoots. These soon send up a mass of lovely heads of flower that continue without intermission for a greater length of time than almost any other plant. Tomatoes. In gardens where there is no special accom- modation provided for forcing Tomatoes, but in which nevertheless a supply of ripe fruit is expected from the middle or end of April until they can be gathered out of doors the present will be a good time to make a sowing of some well-proved variety. In order to avoid the plants being subjected to a check in the process of being re-potted off in the seedling state it is better to sow seeds near the centre of several 3-in. pots which should have been previously crocked a,nd filled to within lin. of the rim with sandy loam covered light.lv with fine soil. Water through a fine rose and as soon as it has dried off cover the soil with a piece of glass and place the pots on a shelf near the light in any warm house where, when the seedlings appear through the soil they can have plenty of air during favourable weather in order to promote a sturdy growth Two of these seedling* are then to be pulled up so that only one remains. and this should be changed into suitable-sized pots (6in., gin., and 14in. respectively), as they mature. The Onion Crop. The protracted spell of dry weather has had the effect of hastening the ripening of the bulbs of the sdring-sowm Onionp, and they should now be ready for harvesting, says a writer in Gardening Illustrated." Although the soil is so dry. the roots have penetrated enough to find a supply of moisture, for the bulbs have continued to swell, in spite of the almost tropical heat experienced at times conse- quently, they will be nearly, if not quite, as large as last year. when more normpt & weather conditions prevailed. So soon as the tops are quite dead the bulbs will be pulled and laid on the surface for a few days to get thoroughly dry, after which they will be laid out in single layers on the. floor of what was at one time a granary. Here Onions keep remarkably well, the temperature being very cool, and at the same time the building is frost-proof, and I bad good sound old Onions on hand some time after the autumn-sown were ready for pulling. HINTS TO AMATEURS. Gathering fruit is an important item of work now. Apples are ripening in advance of the usual time in consequence of the hot, dry weather. Where dwarf trees on the Paradise- stock have been heavily mulched with manure or manurial compost ani an occasional soaking of wal;er given the fruits are firm and highly coloured. Pears also on the Quince, where the moisture has been sufficient, are fine though ripening a little in advance of the usual time. Where Peach borders have been mulched to keep in the moisture, as soon as the fruits arc gathered the manure on the surface should be removed to let the autumn sunshine into the border to assist In ripening the wood. Those having root-pruning to do may soon make a beginning, as the wood is getting firm, and in that condition there, will be no shrink- ing of the wood, unless the roots are more severely pruned than is generally considered necessary. This is an exceptional season, and some work, including root-pruning, may begin early. Do not forget to place grease bands round fruit-trees to arrest the larvae of the winter moth. If th weather continues dry, Celery may require water, especially before earthing up, as the ground is very dry. Before planting outl ettuces, the beds should be moistened, and another good soaking given after planting. Thin Spinach to 6in. and Turnips to 9in. or 12in. For standing the winter the plants should not be crowded. Get the main crop of early Cabbages planted out. They usually follow the Onions. Plant a small bed 9in. to 12in. apart, on a warm border for first cutting. This should be a small early kind. This is a good season to make up Mushroom- beds in the house If the house is filled with beds, the warmth ariuinc: therefrom will be sufficient without u-iiiz lire-heat even if there comes frost. The Musluoom-house should be roomy and well-constni £ ird ff the lioij-eis not ceiled, tack. m»r f~ slates to keCpvouS ^Lj^es I fosU
I Glangarnant Explosion. VERDICT AGAINST A FIREMAN. Alleged Culpable Negligence. On Tuesday Mr Buckley Roderick (coroner) resumed the inquiry into the death of Thomas Thomas, who was burnt in the Glangarnant Colliery explosion on [September 8th. David Thomas, son of deceased, who was also one of the injured, said he did not see a fire- man'smark where he was working on the morn- ing of the explosion. William livans was the fireman who examined witness's lamp, and he also examined his father's lamp- Deceased used to smoke in the house, but nor on going to the colliery. His father told him he did not know how in the world the explosion occurred. W. Bassett, the fireman on duty in the Tregloyn vein, where deceased was working on the 8th of September, said ho in- spected the Working places as far as the bottom of the crossing at a point known a; lIarrv Jones's Old Road. He went five or six yards beyond this, but he did not inspect the part beyond a rubbish heap. Neither did he put cross timbers there to signify that the spot was unsafe, although he admitted that was part of his duty. His reason for not inspecting that part was because he thought it dangerous. He locked the lamp of deceased and told him thakr)art of the mine was not safe. He did not think David Thomas saw him lock deceased's lamp. David Thomas made a mis- take when he said Mr Evans locked deceased's lamp, Witness also saw a fall had occurred during the night near to where deceased was going to work. Thomas Morgan, manager of the colliejy, said he could not account for the explosion. There must have been gas there, for there was some later—at 10.30 the same morning. He thought matches had been used by someone or a lamp opened. William Evans, another fireman at the col- liery, said he locked the lamp of the deceased on the morning of the 8th. He did not hear Bassett tell deceased that the spot where the explosion occurred was not sale. If it had been said he could have heard it. for they were all three sitting in the lamp-room together. Bassett bad not his key. David Thomas, re-called, said that William Evans locked the lamp belonging to deceased and also the one beloncing to witness. William Bassett, recalled, said he believed he locked deceased's lamp. Mr Evans lent him his key. Be was sure there was a iall. The jury returned a verdict that deceased died from the effect of burns received in the explosion, the cause of which was attributed to the culpable negligence of W. Bassett in not inspecting the part where the explosion oc- curred and not placing cross-timbers there. Two riders were added to the verdict, one on the importance of the management of collieries selecting capable and intelligent men for the posts of firemen, and the other on the import- ance of usiug the most modern safety lamps.
COLLIERY RULES. MERTHYR STIPENDIARY'S CRITICISM. Llewellyn Pugh, a hitcher in the employ of the Cwmaman Coal Co. was summoned at Aberdare on Tuesdav for not giving the proper signal at the Fforchwen Cotliery. Mr W. Thomas defended. Mr W. Ken- shole, who Drosecuted sa,id defendant was a night hitcher, and abox't 2 o'clock on the morn- ing in question it was necessary to allow the men to descend the shaft. in order to do some repairs. The banksman gave the ordinary signal, but failed to get a reply, and after Waiting some time again gave the signal, but still without receiving a reply, and then the under manager, who then descended the p t, found defendant asleep in the office un ierground. The Stipendiary Let me see the rule. Mr Kenshole handed the ru!e to the Stipen. diary. It read as follows "He shall, when persons ascend or descend the shaft, give the proper signal to the banksman." The Stipendiary you cannot proceed against him under this rule. He did not give an improper signal. Mr Kenshole No he gave no signal at all. It is an offence not to Riele a signal. The Stipendiary No, not under this rule. You can only procteed against him under this rule if be gives an improper signal. A lengthy discussion took place, and several other rules were quoted and ultimately it was decided to proceed against him for leaving his station. The Stipendiary again criticised the reading of the rule, and said, Look at this rule. It says, He shall give a proper signal when per- sons shall ascend or descend whereas what you want him todo is to give the signal before they ascend or descend, not Whilethey are doing so." Ulhmateiy a fine of 10s and costs was im- posed, the Stipendiary again adding, This is a badly worded rule. It is about as badly worded as an ordinary Act of Parliament."
BEDSUNFIT FOR Al)0G. Blaenavon Parents' Neglect. At the Blacnavon Policy Court on Tuesday. Thomas LleYi-eilyn. haulier, of Blaenavon, and ins mre were charged With nczlecting their six children Mr W. J. Everett, solicitor, ap- peared on behalf of the N.fi.P.C C.. Both de. fondants pleaded not guilty. Mr Everett said detendants had disregarded warnings, and were gomg from bad to worse. P.C. Reed said lie lived opposite the defendants. They were con- Unually quarrelling and fighting On August 22nd he visited the house and found it was in a filthy condition. The younger child was covered with vermin bite" and the children generally were more or less in a dirty condi tion. Both of the parentIS were of drunken habits. Inspector said the case bad been under his observation since 1904. In March of that a ear defendants were brought before the court and cautioned. For a time their behaviour improved, but lately they bad again given way to drink. On the 22nd August, when he visited the house, it was in a dirty state, and the clothing was falling off the children.. Dr. A. B. AVarne said when he visited the house on the 24th ult. be found the father sober, but the mother was drunk, and he had great difficulty, in Preventing them from fighting. The younger child, aged five, was quite naked. The two beds in the house were in such a filthy condition that he would not put a dog to lie in them- The Bench sent the female defendant to prison for three months, and the father for fourteen days. --=
TWO DOCKERS DROWNED. Late on Tuesday night, while the West African steamer BornU was berthing at Liver- pool, the gangway was put out for the shore gang, and Joseph Ryan and John Wright were proceeding on board when by some means they were thrown into the water. It is believed both were drowned. Two caps were recovered from the dock, but the bodies of the men have not been found.
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I A Barrister's Flat. REMARKABLE LONDON CASE. The remarkable case in which two young women were arrested on a charge of breaking into a barrister's liat^tnd in which one of them declared that she was the wife of the barrister by a secret marriage, was continued at Bow- street on Tuesaay. At the time of their arrest the accused women gave the names of Marie White and Jennie Norris. but in court admitted their real names were respectively Mary Ann Evans and Char- lotte Louisa Evans, and that they lived with their mother in Union-road, Borough. The prisoners were found in the flat of Mr A. Moresby White, a barrister, of Verulam- buildings, Gray's Inn, with B10 worth of goods packed up. The housekeeper called the police, and the women were taken into cus- tody, when White declared Mr White was her husband. Miss Collins, housekeeper for Mr White, was now recalled, and, cross-examined, repeated that she had seen the prisoners before, and that they had abused her in the street. Mr D. Rhys, counsel for the defence, banded the witness two letters, which he said were addressed to one of the prisoners, and asked her if he recognised the handwriting. The I witness replied that they were written by Mr White. Detective-sergeant Hayland stated that he had made inquiries about the two prisoners, and found that since 1897 they had been work- ing as machinists in the City, and bore good characters. Cross-examined, witness said no trace of a man spoken of by the caretaker as having been in the flat could be found. On the prisoner White were found five letters addressed to A. M. White, Esq." Detective-sergeant BisseH stated that on the way to the police station the prisoner Norris stated that the key of the flat had been sent to her sister (pointing to the other prisoner) by Mr White, and that they were awaiting him there. The outer door of the flat had been forced, the lock on tje inner door punched off, and the bedroom door had been forced by bodily pressure. Empty gin and port wine bottle were lying about in the room. there were two dirty glasses, and it seemed that someone had been drinking, On being charged with housebreaking, the prisoner White said, "1 have a right to take what I like, I have no home only with Mr White." The other prisoner said they found the flat broken open when they got there. Neither of the prisoners was drunk, but they had been drinking, the prisoner Norris in par- ticular showing signs of drink. Keziah Oliver, domestic servant at another flat in the same building, gave evidence that about five o'clock on the evening in question sne saw a man hammering at the door of Mr White's flat. A basket of tools was on the floor beside him, and he was accomuanied by the two prisoners. The work of breaking opening the door was being done openlv, and the noise must have been heard all over the building. Asked if she had anything to say before she was committed ior trial, the prisoner White started an explanation. She had got no further than the observation, I only wish to say that I had a letter that morning from Mr White—" when The Magistrate interposed and advised her to see her solicitor. After conferring with the solicitor, both prisoners pleaded not guilty. The Magistrate agreed to adjourn the case for a week to allow the defence an opportunity of calling witnesses.
RELIGIOUS INCREDULITY. Speech by Viscount Tredegar. The anniversary services in connection with the Castleton Wesleyan Church were held on Tuesday. In the afternoon, the Rev. E. L. Smith, chairman of the Cardiff and Swansea District, preached, and in the I evening a public meeting was held. Vis- count Tredegar. a. benefactor of the church, presided, and he was supported by the Rev- A. P. Riddett, superintendent of the Newport circuit the Rev. E. L. Smith, Mr T. P. Mitchell Innes, Mr Lewis Wil- liams, J.P., Mr Richard Cory, J.P., Cardiff, and Mr E. Rolls, Castleton. His Lordship said they lived at a time when there was unfortunately a bitter controversy on religious education of the children. He felt that if persons of different views mixed on each other's platforms a little more than they had done it was just possible that they might arrive at a solution in a spirit of com- promise. so that the children might be educated in the religion of their parents, Some days ago there were three important meetings in London by three sections of the Christian Church—the Church of England, the Church of Rome, and the Salvation Army. In all three meetings the burden of the address wa.3 the necessity of trying to counteract the incredulity or infidelity that was so pre- valent just now. General Booth, in his address, said that the atmosphere of incredulity with regard to religious principles was found everywhere. We were asked, continued his Lordship, whether there was a God whether we had a soul and whether the words we read in the Bible were facts. Those were questions that were now being propounded everywhere, and in his opinion there was too much of this in- quiring. It was, however, their duty to answer such questions, and he felt that the great Weti- leyan denomination was doing more good in counteracting unbelief than almost any other section of Christianity. (Hear. hear.) They must all put their shoulder to the wheel, and try to counteract this spirit of incredulity. Speeches were also made by the Rev. A. P. Riddett, the Rev. E. L. Smith, Mr Rolls, Mr Lewis Williams, and Mr Richard Cory.
CARDIFF LIBERALS. A New Municipal Programme. At a special meeting of the General Purposes Committee of the Cardiff Liberal Association on Tuesday a discussion took place as to the framing of a municipal programme. Some eight or nine years ago the association dratted a programme upon which the municipal elec- tions were fought by the party candidates in different wards, and It is a striking testimony to the value of that programme that a large number of the objects therein set forth have since been attained. Certain members of the association have therefore advocated the drafting of a new programme on the present occasion. Amongst the quest.ons brought forward at Tuesday's meeting were the advisability of the Corpora- tion taking any interest in the Bute Docks, butthis was at once swept aside, unanimous agreement existing that it was not a matter callin for discussion. The application of the West .RIding judgment to the schools in Cardiff was a more difficult point, and as to this the position will be announced at a later date. The provision of sufficient educational facilities for the children of working people was brought for- ward, and there was a unanimous opinion that such facilities as have hitherto been enjoyed should be maintained. One speaker urged that there had been serious deprivation in the new arrangements made in transforming the Higher Grade School by limiting admission through the imposition of onerous conditions which in- volved a t6 penalty upon parents who did not keep their children at school until the end of the school year, and also through failure to provide sufficient school space for those who passed the entrance examination. Another topic brought forward was the revision of tramway lares, objection to any increase in these being urged. There was also the ques- tion of saving public land for purposes of recreation, and in this connection reference was made to the plots at the end of Wellington- street, and also to the action of the Corporation in selling for building purposes one-third of the original area of the land at Victoria Park. The questions of library rate open-air baths, &c., were also brought under discussion, and finally it was decided that a rough draft of points in the programme should be prepared and sub- mitted to a subsequent meeting.
COAL STORAGE UNDER WATER The storage of coal under water, first sug- gested by Mr J. Macaulay, of the Alexandra. Docks, Newport, Mon., has been the subject of experiments in this country, but the credit of adopting this new method as a regular d permanent business system (says the "Iron and Coal Trades Review ")'apparently belongs to the United States, where the Western Electric Company, of Chicago, are erecting a new £2,000,000 plant, which wiH need large supplies of coal. For the storage of these the company have constructed 12 pits, the walls of which are made of cement. Each is about 80ft. in length and 25ft. wide, with a depth of about 16ft. Thoy lie in one solid block, three in a row, counting side by side, or four in a row end to end. The rectangular space occupied is thus about 310ft. in length by 75ft in width. Longitudinally the division walls are wide enough tor a railway truck, two of which run lengthwise through the storage yard, 90 that the coal from the cars can be dumped into the bins beneath on either side. And beneath these tracks is built a series of arches in the separat- ing walls, eight for each bin, thereby connect. ing the bins. The separating concrete walls of the bins at the ends are about 18in. in width. The bottom of the pits consists of clay soil, and a 12in. water pipe opens to the pits near the top, so that the coal can be readily flooded with water when necessary. The tops of the pits rise about 4ft. above the natural level of the ground. For the purpose of reloading the coal fJ, steam shovel will be used. The capacity of these pits is estimated at about 14,000 tons.
MOTORS AT BLACKPOOL. Refusal of an Injunction. In the Chancery Court, Liverpool, on Tues- day. Mr Millar Johnstone McVettie, a Black- pool resident, applied for an interim injunction to restrain Blackpool Corporation from using or permitting to be used the promenade for motor racing. Counsel for the Corporation said if the injunction were granted the speed trials fixed for the 12th and 13th inst. would have to be abandoned. The Deputy-Chancellor refused the application on the ground that to stop the ra. now would be a great, loss to many .making preparations for thc"<JM0t.
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f Coaltri m me rs' Tariff. t NEGOTIATIONS BROKEN OFF. The negotiations for the proposed new tariff for the trimming of coal at Cardiff, Barry, and Penarth Docks, which have been in progress tor nearly two years, were definitely broken off on Tuesday, and it is at the moment impos- sible to say what developments will take place as a result of the failure of the attempt at an amicable arrangement. The negotiations formally ended at a joint conference of the representatives of the ship pers and shipowners held at the Exchange. Mr H. A. Griffin presided, and there was a large attendance of representatives of both sides. It will be remembered that a few months ago the shipowners came to a final decision as to the amended nature of their proposals, and these were submitted to the trimmers as re- presenting the final word of the shipowners in the matter. These Droposals were subsequently rejected by the men, but their representatives were given power to continue negotiations, and a week or two ago they met the representatives of the shippers, when the shipowners' pro- posals were again considered, and subjected to several counter proposals. The result of this meetingwas communicated to the conference on Tuesday on behalf of the shippers by Mr Griffin. It was regarded as tantamount to a rejection of the owners' proposals, and in view of this the owners said it was useless to carry on negotia- tions any further, and the conference came to an abrupt end. It now remains to be seen whether the trimmers will modify the attitude they adopted when they decided against the shipowners' proposals. In the event of their adhering to this attitude matters will remain in the position they have existed during the past two years, and no rupture of the relationships between the owners and the men can take place till some accion is taken by the /Shipowners' Association hostile to the interests of the trimmers.
ABERYSTWYTH WATER SUPPLY At a meeting of Aberystwyth Town Council on Tuesday the question of the water supply to the town came up for discussion. The Council had decided to cut off the supply from a number of houses outside the borough, the owners of which had refused to pay the water rate, on the ground that the supply was short during the season. It was now stated that at a meeting of the Council in committee the borough engineer bad reported that after making allowance for the supply of houses outside the borough and to the Cambrian Kail- ways Company, as well as the watering of t.he streets, there was a supply during the height of the season of 17 gallons per head. He was experimenting with greater pressure on the pipes, but was frankly of opinion that a new line of pipes would have to be laid from Aber- ystwyth to Plynlimmon Mountain. Councillor Williams said that there were 80 houses out- I side the borough not included. The Mayor was in favour of tackling the work-, even if it cost I f:30,000, but would like the advice of an expert. A fuller report will be laid before the Council at the next meeting. Councillor Williams, chair- man of the Finance Committee, said that there were good prospects of a rate of only Is 6d for tie winter. At the end of the half-year there I was a balance on the general district rate of £ 582, on the water fund account of E578, and £723 had been paid towards reducing the over- draft on the harbour account.
OFFER FOR THE LYCEUM. Colonel Mapleson Wants to Purchase. The Press Association understands that Colonel Mapleson has made a positive offer of 9120,000 in cash for the Lyceum Theatre, which has been accepted by the solicitors represent- ing the First Debenture mortgagees, who are actually in possession. Objection, however, has been raised by the Second Debenture share- holders, and the decision now lies with the Master in Chancery, who is expected to give his decision in a few days' time. An important addition has been made to Colonel Mapleson's addition has been made to Colonel Mapleson's syndicate in the person of Mr George Faber, C.B., M.P., the former proprietor of Covent Garden Theatre, who is still largely interested in the same. Mr Faber has. however, stipu- lated that Colonel Mapleson must not enter into direct competition with the Royal Opera during the season, and consequently negotia- tions have been opened with tbe directors of the Theatre Francaise and the Opera Comique, Paris, to play at the Lyceum Theatre during the summer months. Mr Ernest Runtz, the architect of the new Gaiety Theatre, will probably be entrusted with the reconstruction of the Lyceum Theatre into an opera house, with tiers of boxes, so that there is every pros- pect of this historical theatre being restored to the prominent position it occupied under Sir Henry Irving. It will be remembered that Colonel Mapleson recently made an offer for the purchase of the Coliseum.
WATCH-SNATCHER AT ABERDARE. Pursuers Outstripped. On Tuesday evening a man walked into the shop of Mrs Eschle, jeweller, Victoria square, Aberdare, and asked to be shown some watches. Mrs Eschle showed him several, and he suddenly picked up one and made a bnlt for the door, putting the watch in his pocket- Mrs Eschle as soon as possible got oat, and was able to point to him at some distance ranning away. Several persons immediately gave chase, but although they kept him in sight for sume distance he eventually managed to elude his pursuers. The police up to a late hour last night had made no arrest.
OVERCROWDING ON MERTHYR CARS. Complaints have been made by Merthyr Town Council of overcrowding on the electric cars running from Mertbyr to Dowlais. Mr Charlton, manager of the Merthyr Electric Traction Company, attended the Public Works Committee on Tuesday evening, and said he could not dispute the fact that there was great overcrowding on Saturday nights but the com- pany were doing their best by putting on tern cars, or one car for every loop. More tban that they could not do. for the road was too narrow to double the track all the way, and they could not with safety put on larger cars, for there were gradients of one in ten between Dowlais and Merthyr. The Board of Trade would not not allow double-deck cars to be run on that route The company were asked to do what they could to remove the grievance, and the committee undertook to take steps to regulate ¡ the vehicular troffic on the main street.
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-4 Jumped to the Canal. WOULD-BE GIRL SUICIDE AT CARDIFF. Mabel Walters, domestic servant, about 19 years of age, giving an address in Edward- street. Cardiff, on Sunday night attempted suicide by jumping into the canal near North- road. Joseph William Evans, living in Cathays- terrace, saw her walking along the towpath alone, and later he was shocked to see her jump into the canal. He shouted and drew the attention of John Sullivan, living in Bertram-street, who pluckily jumped into the canal and succeeded after some difficulty in rescuing the girl. She was unconscious, and at first her life was despaired of. P.C. Jack- son, however, came on the scene and resorted to artificial respiration, and after working hard for some time he had the satisfaction of seeing animation restored and partially bringing the girl back to consciousness. He then removed her to the Central Police Station, where she was attended by Dr. J. J Buist. She was thence removed to the Workhouse, The girl is a native of Gloucestershire, and had been out of a situation for some time. The woman with whom ehewas staying in Edward- street says she was cheerful enough during the day, and shs can give no reason for her attempting to take her life. except that the fact of being out of a situation mayhavo preyed on her mind.
OVER JE6,000 GONE. CARDIFF MAN'S LOST FORTUNE. At the Cardiff Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday (before the Registrar) the public examination on took place of Percy Jamen Gosden, 50, Karl. borough-road, Carhiff. commercial traveller. Debtor's gross liabilities were estimated at EW3. and the deficiency was estimated at £ 163. Mr J. H. Stevens appeared for the debtor. Replying to the Official Receiver, debtorsaid that prior to seven years ago he lived in America, but came to England, and sub- sequently received a legacy from his uncle. It consisted of stocks and shares. and he had during the past five or six years realised alto. gether about 1;6,000. He put Cl= into & mineral water concern at Tredegar which had since been wound up, and subsequently he put £ 1,000 into Hardings. another mineral water company at Cardiff, and this also had since been wound up. He subse. quently joined a Mr B!ennerhasset in taking over the Greyhound Hotel, Abergavenny. H*- put £ 1,000 into this, and became liable fot another £ 1,500. He considered that his loss ir the latter speculation was over £ 2300. He also invested £380 in Bunnings. Limited, which had also been wound up. He had speculated a little on the Stock Exchange, and three or four ago had done a little betting He didn't think he lost anything over the bettinsr. The Official Receiver Don't you think you were rather rash in these investments of yours I —I think fo now. The examination was closed subject to tht signing of the notes.
NEWPORT UNEMPLOYED. Reclaiming Land Proposal. Alderman Mark Mordey. J.P., presided at a meeting of the Newport Distress Committee on Tuesday evening. The Registrar reported that since the last meeting he had received only five applications for employment. Several unemployed workmen who registered last year had called to say that they were still out of employment. Several men objected to give all the particulars about themselves asked for. He suggested that they have another form on which only the name and address oi the appli- cant would be required. They would then have a truer return of the unemployed in the town. Mr Clifford Phillips said that if the Corporation proceeded with the sewers at Caerleon-road and Crindau they would find em- ployment for a large number of men. Mr Charles Thomas thought that they should approach the Works Committee to reclaim* good deal of land near Sbaftesbury Park. It belonged to the Corporation, and it would be better to spend money on their own property than on other people's. The Chairman The subject will come up in due course. The Parke Committee are deferring their work in th. parks until the winter, so as to give the un- employed a chance. It has been suggested that the lake on Shaftesbury Park be extended 8L far as the Pill. It was resolved to have a joint meeting with the Works Committee.
FAREWELL DINNER SEQUEL Llanharry Innkeeper Fined. At the Cowbridge Police Court, on Tuesday, Jenkin Daniel Morgan, of the Boar's Head, Llanharry, was summoned for keeping hi? licensed house open after hours on the 27th of September last. Mr Harold Lloyd, of Cardiff, appeared to defend. The case aroused great interest in the neighborhood owing to the alle gation that a large number of well-known people had been found on the premises. From the evidence it appeared that two con- stables entered the house after hours on the 27th, and found 12 gentlemen in the back room, including two other landlords and a number of other prominent local men. For the defence Mr Lloyd pointed out that the landlord was leaving the house on the 29th September, and had given a farewell dinner to his friends. The whole of the people who were there were there as guests of the landlord. and no section of the Licensing Act had been con- travened. There was no concealment of any kind, and the addresses given by the whole of the men were correct. The defendant was called and bore oat his advocate's statement, stating that the whole of the gentlemen present were personal friends, and had stayed at his request. The dinner was a subscription one, but nothing had been sup- plied after 10 o'clock. The Bench stated they considered the casa fully proved, and fined the defendant ;£1 and costs.
HALKET-STREET EPISOQE. Louisa Thomas (32) was charged before tb. Deputy Stipendiary (Mr Miiner Jones) at Cardiff on Tuesday ;with violently assaulting and woundiilg Ellen Adams on the head with a bottle with intent at Halket street on October 1st. Prosecutrix, a widow, said prisoner came into her house and asked witness to give her a pint of beer. Witness declined, and prisoner immediately landed her on the head twice with a bottle and ran upstairs. Blood flowed freely, and she was. attended by Dr. Pittard. Prisoner denied that she asked for beer, and as. serted prosecutrix first attacked her with a bottle. This provoked the following retort from prosecutrix :—" No; I was in my sobriety you were drunk." Dr. Pittard said prosecutrix had two scalp wounds, and she had. lost a good deal of blood. Both wounds were inflicted with a blunt instrument, such as a bottle or basin, and considerable force must have been used. The charge was reduced to one of common assault, and prisoner was sen* tenced to six weeks' bard labour.
CARDIFF COUNCILLORS' PERIL A Startling Incident. The prospective Lord Mayor of Cardiff (Councillor Crossman) had a narrow escape from serious injury on Tuesday. Councillor Crossman was sitting near the fireplace in the Corporation members' room, talking to Councillor Richards, who had just left the Cabs Committee, when, without the slightest warning, a large piece of the ceiling felt down almost on top of the head of Cathays's popular Labour rep-esentative. Councillor Crossman jumped up and slightly sprained himself in doine so, but fortunately neither lie nor anyone else was hurt by any of the pieces of plaster, which fell with a big thud. There were six or seven members in the room at the time, but all excepting Councillor Cross. man and Councillor Richards were far from where the accident iiappened. There is a gap in the ceiling now of aboul 6ft. by 5it,