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Newport River Frontage. HARBOUR BOARD "BREEZE." Mr R. Wilkinson's Criticism. Mr G. F. Colbourne presided at the monthly meeting of Newport Harbour Board on Wed- nesday The Chairman said the exports of coal tor the month exceeded by about 9,000 tons those of August, 1906. The exports of coal for the past eight months were 200,000 tons more than the total for the first eight months of 1906. The return for the past month also showed increases in exports of coke, patent sleepers, tinplates. sheet iron, but de- crea^-x. in the imports of iron ore, pig iron, pit- wood, timber, steel and iron bare. Alderman M. Mordey submitted t.h<» Har- boor Works Com "nttee's repeat, which recom- mended that the harbour master be instructed to prepay a plan showing the line of frontage k. -bt. observed in the construction of new wharves, and that he be assisted by Mr Con- yers Kirby. He thought they should define this line, so that when plans for new wharves were submitted they would know how far the wharves could be brought out without interfer- ing with the navigation of the river. Mr R. Wilkinson hoped this proposal would not be adopted. They had already chucked awav a lot of good money after bad. There was no necessity for this line. There was no doubt that when the dock extensions were completed the river wharves would be things of the past. Several of the wharves were not used at present, but in spite of this they were proposing to embark on useless and needless expense. Was there something behind the whole thing ? Was it a case of the resurrec- tior4, of the scheme for a wharf on the east side of the river ? At any rate, he thought this was at the bottom of it all. Mr T. H. Mordey said Mr Wilkinson's argu- ments were most astounding. They found Messrs Budd and Co.. the Tredegar Wharf Co., Happerficld and Willans. spending big sums on their wharves, and the Alexandra Dock Co. erecting new wharves in the river. They would not do this if wharves were of the past." He dealt with the big import trade of the river, and added that they could deal with more without injuring the Alexandra Dock Company, because the boats, after discharging in the river, subse- quently went into the docks to be loaded. Alderman Mordey said that Mr Wilkinson's statements were untrue, and most damaging to the port. If they went on like this they would ruin the port. Mr Wilkinson I never said ruin the port." That's another of your white ones. (Laughter.) Alderman Mordey It's about time that all these damaging statements were stopped. Mr T. E. Watson said that more than half their imports were discharged in the river. Last month they discharged 32,000 tons in the river, and only 20,000 tons in the dock. It was their duty to maintain the river. Mr R. Wilkinson That's what I have always adv(,- 1. After further discussion Alderman Mordey's proposals were adopted. On the motion of Alderman Moses it was also resolved that Mr Kirby prepare plans of cross sections of the river near the proposed entrance to the new dock. Plans of erections for protecting the wast piers of the transporter bridge were submitted by the Newport Corporation, and a resolution was passed tha-t the board found no objection, but suggested that the erections should not be submerged below high-water mark. After taking into consideration the large amount standing to the credit of the board at the bank. the Finance Committee recommended that £ 3,000 be invested in approved securities. Commenting on this Mr T. E. Watson said he viewed with alarm the responsibilities of the Harbour Board under the new Dock Bill. It would be well for the Finance Committee to put a little ne.stegg away.
PEMBROKE DOCK GARRISON. Wiltshire Regiment to Remain. The 2nd Wiltshire R.egiment. which returned to Pembroke Dock from Salisbury Plain on Sunday evening last, upon the conclusion of the annual niamcmivres, and should have left Pembroke Dock for Fermoy, Ireland, during the present month. according to a previous War Office arrangement, will continue at Pembroke Dock ,until further orders. This modification of programme will give great .satisfaction locally, as it was feared that the departure of the regiment would have in- volved the permanent withdrawal of infantry from the Pembroke Dock Garrison, which was, in fact, officially announced about twelve months ago, although, according to a later arrangement, made in view of the passing of the Territorial Forces Act, the quartering of a provisiona 1 battalion of infantry at Pem- broke Dock was projected, the exact constitu- tion of which was, however, uncertain. The retention of the Wiltshires will be particularly appreciated by Association footballers, as the regiment were last season's local champions, having won the Pembrokeshire League Cup, and a cup given by Mr Owen Philipps, M.P., and some of the local competing teams will be delighted to have another opportunity of try- ing conclusions with them.
SCHOOLS BROKEN INTO. Two school boys named Frederick. Wellington <12), Bream-place, and Alfred Clissett (14),Dock- street, were charged at Newport Police Court on Wednesday with wilfully damaging six locks at the Central school, Dock-street, and stealing 22 boxes ok matches, imitation coins, box of tea. two model boats, shells, and brass fittings, further, with damaging a glass case at Bolt- street, schools and stealing a knife. They had got into the schools through the windows. Both pleaded guilty, and Wellington pleaded guilty to a further charge of stealing a leather purse and 4s 8d from a stall in the provision market. The mother of Wellington said he was in the habit of sleeping out, and a week ago went to Cardiff. The Bench sent Welling- ton, who had been twice convicted, to the reformatory for five years. Clissett, who ap. iiifl for the first time, was discharged.
J Taff Vale Co. and Brake Vans. BOARD OF TRADE DECISION. What the Exemptions Mean. The paragraph in our Tuesday's issue under. the heading Prevention of Accidents Taff Vale Rules," marks the conclusion of a, long contest between the Taff Vale Railway Com- pany and the joard of Trade relative to the right whicv. the company claim to run mineral trains in he neighbourhood of the docks at Cardiff _nd Penarth without brake vans. It will br remembered that under the Railway Emr oyment (Prevention of Accidents) Act, ISCu, the Board of Trade had power to make rules as regards the various working opera- tions on railways designed to prevent acci dents, and in pursuance of the above-men- tioned Act a set of rules were framed in 1902, one of which, No. 8, required vans to be at- tached to all trains running outside the limits of stations. The Taff Vale Company, while following the ordinary practice as regards the main line trains, have never run vans on their mineral trains working between Penarth Junc- tion and Penarth Dock, Roath Line Junction and Roath Dock. and Crockherbtown sidings and the East Dock at Cardiff, and they ob- jected to the rule on the ground that no acci- dent had ever occurred which might have been prevented by the employment of a 'van, and that no method of working that could be substituted for the present method could possibly be as safe as that which the rule would supersede. Their objection was not entertained by the Board of Trade, who at the company's request submitted the question to the Railway Com- missioners, who are empowered by the Act to settle any difference arising as to the construc- tion and applicability of the rules. On the first occasion the Board of Trade, while ex- pressing their sympathy with the company, felt that their powers were too limited to justify them in disallowing the rule, and it accordingly came into operation. The company, however, availed themselves of the right secured to objectors by the Act, and after the statutory period had expired lodged an objec- tion to the rule, and again required it to be submitted to the Railway Commissioners, who on this occasion exempted the companyfrom the operation of the rules as regards empty trains, but refused to give them the required relief as respects trains of coal running in the opposite direction. As this partial exemption was regarded by the company as being of up value to them, it being obvious that if a van were run in one direction it must necessarily run in the other, either at the rear of the train or in some other position, they appealed against the amended rule prepared by the Board of Trade to give effect to the Commissioners' decision, and the matter again came before the Commissioners in July, 1906, when, after hearing the company's case and the evidence against it submitted by the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, they stated that they were of opinion, without giving formal judgment, that the sections of line in question ought to be considered as within station limits, meaning thereby that there was no obligation on the company to run vans on trains in those sections. The Board of Trade thereupon suggested that an independent inquiry should be made by Colonel Yorke, the chief inspecting officer of the Board of Trade, who should be in- structed to report, after full investigation, what his view was. This inquiry never took place, owing to the difficulty which the Board of Trade saw in conducting an inquiry which, to be of any value, must be carried on under to be of any value, must be carried on under conditions which would fairly represent the ordinary circumstances under which the traffic has to be conducted and they accord- Ungly approached the company with a view to arriving at a settlement of the question in another way. The rule which has now been- advertised in the Gazette is the outcome of the negotiations. Interviewed by one of our representatives on Wednesday, Mr A. Beasley, general manager of the Taff Vale Railway Company, said The Board of Trade have admitted that in their view the sections of line betweenMaindy Bridge and East Dock, and between Canton -sidings and Penarth Dock, are within station limits consequently these sections, are not mentioned in this rule. As regards the other two sections, from Penarth Junction to Canton and from Roath Line Junction to Roath Dock, the rule, as applying to empty trains, will be that the last vehicle must be an empty wag- gon and as regards laden trains there must be a vehicle at or near the rear of the train. either empty or so laden as to admit of the guard riding in or upon the same, otherwise than upon the buffers. "The position taken up by the company has thus been completely vindicated, and they have been spared the enormous cost of provid- ing a large number of vans, and the trade of the district has been relieved from the inter- ruption and delay which the introduction of vans must have occasioned in the working of the traffic. As showing that the contention of the company as regards the safety of the present method of working is fully justified, it may be stated that since the Act passed in 1900 no less than 287,690 trains, running. 2.046.121 miles, have travelled over the sections of line in ques- tion without a single accident which the pro- vision of a break van would have prevented. It may, indeed, be questioned whether any other railway in the kingdom can show such a record."
PONTYPRIDD'S UNREALISED HOPE. A letter was read at a meeting of the Finance Committee of the Glamorgan County Council on Tuesday from the Pontypridd Town Hall Co., stating that for nearly 18 years they had allowed the County Council the use of their ball, practically free, for the purpose of hold- ing meetings, in the hope that they would be induced to fix upon Pontypridd as the locale of the county offices, and giving notice that in future a charge of Z3 3s for the use of the room and 25s for placing it in order would be charged. —Aid. Rd. Lewis They were very silly to let us have it at all without paying. (Laughter.) I move that we take the hall at the usual terms. This was agreed to.
J Coma and Death. FERNDALE MAN'S FATE. An ex-Army man, named James Carter, of Frederick -street, Ferndale, died yes- terday under suspicious circumstances. L The police are making inquiries into the death of the deceased, which is supposed to be the sequel to a fight near the Victoria Hotel, in Duffryn-street. on Monday afternoon Carter, who had recently been indulging in a drinking bout, left his lodgings on Monday afternoon, and was conveyed home half an hour later in an unconscious state, suffering from a large scalp wound and bruises on the lip and ribs. In this state he remained until he died on Tuesday. Deceased's landlady is unable to give any in- formation regarding the men who brought Carter home. She had never, to her knowledge, seen them previously, and did not regard the condition of Carter as being so serious as to take the precaution of asking for their names. This inability to provide the police with in- formation, coupled with the fact that they were hot made acquainted with deceased's death until late on Tuesday, has handicapped them in gleaning detailed particulars concern- ing the injuries to Carter. A few disconnected details have, however, been secured, and these lead to the supposition that Carter, who is known to have been very quarrelsome when in drink, entered the public- house and created some friction by making challenges to fight. Nothing untoward seems to have happened inside the public-house, but it is surmised that a quarrel took place out- side on a steep gradient, and that either Carter was struck or pushed aside and that he fell on the pavement and sustained the scalp wound, which was the most serious of the injuries and which either caused or accelerated his death. Mrs Ford, deceased's landlady, interviewed by our representative, stated the circumstances under which Carter was brought home. Dr. Williams was immediately called in, but Carter never recovered consciousness, and died on Tuesday morning. Deceased was an exceptionally quiet man when sober. but very quarrelsome when in drink. At times he had drinking bouts for a week or a fortnight at a time, and then would suddenly become a teetotaler for a few months until he would break out again. Deceased had recently been drinking heavily, and had not been following his employment. On Monday week he went to his home in Brigstock for a few days and returned on Friday. Ever since he had taken freely of intoxicants, and was under the influ.. ence of drink on Monday afternoon, when he left the house shortly before the affray which ended in his death. The deceased was a native of Somerhorton, Brigstock, and had been resident in Ferndale for 18 years. He was formerly in the Army and served seven years in India with the Somerset Regiment. On the outbreak of the South African war Carter volunteered his services, which were accepted by the authorities, and he fought with his old regiment. In one of the skirmishes he was wounded in the cheek, and on his recovery he again took part in active warfare against the Boers. Carter received the King's medal with six bars.
DARIN8 PONTYPRIDD THIEF. You behaved very badly in knocking the boy down," said the Pontypridd Stipendiary to Alfred Wyatt, a powerful collier, charged at the Police Court on Wednesday with stealing a quantity of socks from a shop in the Arcade, Pontypridd. A schoolboy at-Dd. Jno.Williams, who was engaged as errand boy on Saturdav, saw the socks under prisoner's coat and with great pluck he held the man and shouted for help. The prisoner immediately struck the lad down and walked away, but was arrested by P.C. Evan Davies. Defendant was sent to prison for a month. ¡ Wyatt was further charged with an audacious theft in the Pontynri.ld Market. A Miss Boneton was giving money change to a cus- tomer when the prisoner thrust his hand into the till and took away all the money amount- ing to 3s. Wyatt was ordered another month's imprisonment, the sentences to run conse- cutively.
HEALTH POWEH AND GOOD DIGESTION. The power to think well, work well, sleep well, and enjoy life depends mainly upon the ability of your digestive organs to extract strength and nourishment from food. When digestion fails, as in dyspepsia and indigestion, the body is starved, no matter how much food is eaten. Your body is also poisoned, for food remaining in the stomach ferments, producing poisonous gases, which, being absorbed into the blood, shatter the nerves, dull the brain, create disease, and give rise to headaches, lan- guor, loss of appetite, palpitation, flatulence, and other disorders of the blood and nerves. When from errors in diet, climatic changes, or overwork, the stomach, liver and kidneys fail to perform their functions perfectly, there re is no remedy that will so soon restore them to health and vigour as the tonic extract of roots t and herbs, Mother Seigel's Syrup. As a diges- tive tonic and stomachic remedy it has no equal. This is the testimony of thousands whom it has cured of chronic indigestion and dyspepsia. This was the case with Mrs Gertrude Grimes, 29, Gertrude-road, Sprowston-road, Norwich. On February 25th, 1907, she wrote I had not been well for a long time. I never could eat in the morning but felt dull and run down. Often there were pains at my stomach, and I was troubled with wind and headache. Consti- pation, too, caused me much distress, and alto- gether I was thoroughly out of sorts and ill. I worked away with home remedies, till at last I was advised to try Mother Seigel's Syrup. That was the beginning of relief. The pains soon went, my general health improved, too, and now I never felt better in my life." This shows the power of Mother Seigel's Syrup acting through the digestive system. This is the way to health, keep to it. 1 The 2s 6d bottle contains three times as much as the Is ljdsize.
SUCCESSFUL OPENING DAY. Brilliant Summer Weather. BIG ENTRIES AND ATTENDANCE IMPORTANT SOCIAL FUNCTION. The twenty-fifth annual Cardiff and South Wales Horae Show opened at the Sophia Gardens Field on Wednesday in brilliant wea- ther. The officials of the show had left no stone unturned to make the event a success. They had increased the accommodation of the grand stand, making its total length over 1,000 feet. They had partially rearranged the show ground, which made it from a spectacular point of view better than ever before. The committee had engaged the famous Royal Marines Band for the delectation of visitors, and the band played selections at intervals in a specially-erected stand at the rear of the grand stand. It is notable that this is the first time a band has been engngad at the Cardiff show. The big ring had been once more en- larged, and this, added to the fact that the turf > as in exceptionally fine condition, did much to make the trotting and other competi- tions the success that they undoubtedly were. The attendance was officially estimated at 7,000. Included in this number were 5,100 pay- ing Is at the gates, 584 reserve t icket holders, and 397 who paid 2s 6d. These figures are practically identical with those of the opening day last year. day last year. THE OFFICIALS. The show officials, most of whom were on the ground early, included Mr C. H. Williams, general steward of the yard Mr James Howeil presided over the financial arrangements while Mr D. T. Alexander as usual rendered arduous service in the general supervision of the grand stand. The stewards of the larg3 ring were Colonel Henry Lewis, (Wecn- meadow Mr R. Forrest, Mr G. C. Wililams, Mr W. R. Shirley, Mr J. H. Howell, Mr W. Cope, Mr J. A. Alexander, and Colonel W. Forrest. The stewards of the small ring were Messrs G. W. David, W. Cope, L. W. David, R. W. Lewis, and Sir Francis Rose Price. The judges were as follow :—Hunters— Messrs T. H. Hutchinson, Catterick, Yorks, and Romer Williams, Newnham Hall, Daventry. Hacks, hackneys, and harness horses—Messrs James Hornsby, Laxton Park, Stamford Henry Moore, Cranswick, Hull and D. S. Carr, Carluke, N.B. Cart horses- Messrs Henry Smith, Crosswell Butler, Nottingham and W. Richardson, Dodding- ton, Cambs. ENTRIES AND THE JUDGING. The entries totalled nearly 600, and practi- cally represented a record, the total being nearly 100 in advance of last year, and it in- cluded most of the famous prize winners from all parts of the United Kingdom. The judging of the hack and harness classes began in the big ring before 10 o'clock, while the hunter classes were judged in the small ring. The big ring was the main centre of interest throughout the day. Shortly before noon, while one of the hackney classes was being judged, there was an exciting incident. Mrs Hartlsy Batt, a well- known prize winner, was showing Heathfield Squire in harness. Sitting beside her was a groom. Some unevenness in the ground caused Mrs Batt to lurch against the groom, who was thrown out on to the ground. Mrs Batt lost the reins, and the horse careered off madly, Mrs Batt clinging to the splash board of the vehicle. Things looked very serious. The horse doubled back and scattered the judges. The groom had by this time recovered his feet, and he ran and pmckily seized the animal by the head and brought it to a standstill. Generally speaking the entries are, from the point of view of quality, thoroughly up to the high standard of former years. The general in- terest of the public was thoroughly well sus- tained, and the jumping and trotting in the big ring proved as popular a feature as ever. AS A SOCIAL FUNCTION. The Cardiff Horse Show has always proved a big social function, and this feature Was again a notable one. Many of the county families from Glamorganshire, Monmouthshire, and Carmarthenshire were represented, and the dis- play of ladies' dresses was such that during the latter part of the afternoon the central portion of the grand stand presented a brilliant scene. One of the earliest arrivals was Lord Tredegar, whose debonair figure was seen moving hither and thither throughout the afternoon, always genial, always welcome. Colonel the Hon. F. C. Morgan, of Ruperra, another of the oldest sup- porters of the show. was also greeted heartily by many old friends as he moved about, ac- companied by his daughter, Mrs Mundy. Sir Charles and Lady Forestier Walker, of Castle- ton, brought a house party, which included the Rev. T. Peyton, Air, Peyton, and Miss Peyton, and Mr and Mrs Ivor Forestier Walker. Lord and Lady Ninian Stuart visited the show ground during the afternoon. Colonel and Mrs Henry Lewis (Greenmeadow) brought a house party which included Mrs and the Misses Bernard, of Honiton Colonel Bertie, C.B., and Captain D. Gwynne others present included Lord Glantawe and party, Colonel Sir Ivor Herbert, M.P., and party, Mr and Mrs Blandy Jenkins (Llanharran) and party, Sir Francis Rose Price (Hensol), Sir John Gunn and party, Sir Griffith Thomas and party, Colonel and Mrs Homfray (Penlline) and party, General Tyler (Llantrythyd) and party, Mr and Mrs Ebsworth (Llandough Castle), Mr John Cory (Duffryn) and party, Mr and Mrs Delme Evans (Carmarthenshire) and party, Mr W. H. P. Jenkins and Lady Caroline Jenkins. Mrs Firbank (Caerloon) and party, Mr and Mrs Clay (Chepstow), Mrs Curre (Chep- stow) and party, Mr and Mrs Roland Fores- tier Walker, the Misses Masters (Lanelay), Mr C. H. Williams (Roath Court and party, Mr and Mrs Robert Forrest and party, Col. and Mrs J. Rees Banfield, Mr Walter Shirley and party, Mr \V. Cope (Bridgend) and party, Mr Lipscomb (Margam), Mr Henry Radcliffe and party, Mr and Mrs J. H. Mullins (Pres- wylfa), Mrs Griffiths Phillips (Whitchurch) and party, Mr T. M. Franklen and party, Mr W. H. Matthias, Mr and Mrs L. Williams (Bon- vilstone), Mr Insole (Ely Court) and party, Mrs Vernon Hill and party, Mrs Walter Mor- gan (Treforest) and Miss Morgan, Mr and Mrs Alex. Duncan, Mr J. A. Ware and party, Mrs Trevor Thomas and pa.rty, Mr and Mrs W..T. Tatem and party, Major T. W. Lucas, Mr and Mrs Waldron (Peterstone), Mr and Mrs Aisbett (Llanishen), the Misses David (Llan- daff), Mr T. Andrews and party. THE EVENING CONCERT. The concert in the evening attracted a large crowd. The avenue of the Sophia Gardens leading up to the bandstand was gaily- illu- minated, and presented for some time an animated scene. The band of the Roval Marines (Portsmouth division), under the con- ductorship of Lieutenant George Miller, dis- coursed a fine programme of music selected from the works of Godfrey, Strauss, Tschai- kowsky, Sullivan, and Berger. flfeminis- cences of England," one of F. Godfrey's masterpieces, elicited much applause, as also did the overture solennelle 1812," played by request.
FASHION AT THE SHOW. (By a Lady Correspondent.) From a dress point of view the show was certainly equal to any of recent years. The delightful summer weather brought out a large number of pretty summer gowns, for the wear- ing of which opportunities during the past few months have been few and far between. Cream was much worn. There were very few dark costumes, but though there was a great variety in the colours there was not any one special favourite. There were several pretty striped gowns, notably in black and white, and there were two or three very dainty dresses in the new shade of pale hyacinth blue. Soft clinging materials, such as crepe de chine and silk voile, were much worn. Many bodices were made in the Kimono style, the skirts being mostly plain and full at the waist. There were also many dresses of the Empire type. The hats were mostly large, many of them flat, with long plumes or coloured roses. Ostrich feather boas in many colours were much worn. while many fancy chiffon scarves were also seen. In time past furs have not unfrequently formed a feature of dress at the Cardiff Show. Yesterday they were conspicuous only by their complete absence. On the other hand, sunshades—many of them very elaborate—were not only carried, but much used. Ladies seemed much to ap- preciate the extra space given for standing in the front of the stand, and there was more promenading up and down than has often been the case, while at the rear of the stand the band formed an attraction which few ladies could resist. Lady Ninian Stuart looked smart in a pale grey cloth costume. With a plain, full skirt was worn a tight-fitting coat in the French style. Her green straw hat was simply c trimmed with tulle and soft blue feathers tihaded to brown. Mrs Henry Lewis, of Green. meadow, wore a dainty black and white spot ninon gown, the skirt of which had a border of larger spots. The bodice was trimmed with handsome black silk trimming and white lace. With this was worn a smart white hat trimmed with dark purple chiffon and drooping feathers to match. Mrs Curre, of Chepstow, wore a grey and white striped costume, the coat of which was turned out with peacock blue velvet. Her mole-coloured hat was trimmed with feathers to match. With this was worn a feather boa in a dark shade of mole mixed with blue. Mrs Roland Walker was in a black cloth costume with black and white hat and a smart feather boa of plum colour. Miss Cory, of The Duffryn, was elaborately attired'in cream. The skirt was of silk eolienne trimmed at the bottom with fine cream lace. The bodice was of lace, very prettily draped. Her hat was of pale pink straw trimmed with feathers of a darker shade, nd the toilette was completed with a cream feather boa. Mrs Robert Forrest wore a becoming gown of thin black material over silk. The skirt was full, the bodice was in the Kimono style, with under sleeves and yoke prettily made up with fille net and Valenciennes lace. With this was worn a black and white hat. Mrs Grif- fiths Phillips, Whitchurch, was in black silk, trimmed with black lace and black sequin trimming, with a cream feather boa. She was accompanied by her two daughters, the one in cream silk voile with an accordion-pleated skirt and smart lace blonserand the other in creauattk -voile with a full akiz;6 tucked at tfea bottom, and a bodice daintily trimmed with fine cream lace and si!k. Both wore white feather boas. Mrs Blandy Jenkins wore a smart tailor-made costume of cream cloth, and a very simple but dainty pink hat. Mrs Lawrence Williams looked well in pale helio- trope. Her dress was of striped ninon, trimmed with heliotrope silk and white lace insert ion and net. With this was worn a hat with long drooping feathers of heliotrope colour. Miss Morgan, Creigiau, looked very dainty in a cream cloth costume, with plain full skirt and little coatee turned out with blue cloth and gold buttons. Her hat, which was simple but very effective, was of cream straw with a wreath of cream roses. Mrs Vernon Hill was very tastefully dressed in light brown ninon over silk. The skirt was full, with straps of ninon across the front. The bodice was trimmed with strappings of ninon over the shoulders, and had a vest of cream net and lace. Her costume was com- pleted by a smart hat trimmed with pink roses. Mrs Gilbert Heaton wore black ninon over silk. The skirt was plain, with tucks round the bottom, while the bodice was in the Kimono style trimmed with kiltings of ninon and under sleeves and yoke of black spot net. With this was worn a smart black toque. Miss Morel, Penarth, wore a handsome cream lace dress made in the Empire style, the frills of which were edged with chine silk. The bodice was set off with a very smart chine silk belt with long ends. Her black and white hat was trimmed with pink roses. Mrs Mullins, Preswylfa, was becomingly attired in a navy blue and white check silk dress, the skirt of which was trimmed with a band of fiavv silk round the bottom, while the bodice was in the Kimono style, with under sleeves and vest of fille net and Valen- ciennes lace. She wore a very smart blue hat with shaded feathers. Mrs Walter Morgan (Treforest), wore a handsome chiffon'velvet gown, relieved by a little white.insertion on the bodice. She was accompanied by her daugh- ter, who wore a cream costume turned out with crushed strawberry. Mrs Waldron, Peterston, wore a handsome white embroidered muslin gown, the bodice being set off by a very smart belt with long ends of pink and floral ribbon. She wore a smart blue hat with feathers en suite, and a, pretty green scarf. One of the Misses Masters (Lanelay), wore a smart gown of heliotrope and white check silk. The bodice, which was in the Kimono style, was worn over a white net blouse. Her brown hat was trimmed with shaded roses to match. Her sister also looked well in a dress of thin brown material with small pink flower, the bodice being trimmed with brown silk. Mrs Trevor Thomas wore a gown in a soft material in a pretty shade of pale grey. The skirt was plain and full at the waist, while the bodice was very daintily draped with the grey material edged with silk fringe to match. Her daughter was also in grey, with an accordion pleated skirt, and a pretty bodice trimmed with white net and lace. The Misses Gunn, St. Mel- Ions, were in white, with pretty floral hats, and Mrs Alex. Duncan wore a very smart Empire dress of black and white striped ninon over white silk. The bodice was trimmed with kiltings of ninon, edged with lace and cerise velvet. Her small black hat had a cluster of white feathers hanging over the side. Mrs Aisbitt, Llanishen, looked well in a white lace dress prettily trimmed with chine silk ribbon, and a black and white hat with white plumes. The Misses David, of Llandaff, both looked well, the one in a, smart cream costume, the other in a hyacinth blue costume with revers of velvet to match. Mrs W. J. Tatem wore a handsome lace dress, the skirt of which was festooned round the bottom with silk cord. The bodice was trimmed with heavy guipure and white silk cord. Her white hat had large black feathers drooping to the back and she wore a white feather boa. Mrs Williams (Cumberland Lodge) was in black and was accompanied by her daughter, who wore a pretty gown of pale blue and white check silk, the skirt of which was full at the waist and the bodice prettily trimmed with white insertion and fille net. Mrs David, Radyr, was in brown trimmed with white embroidery and wore ahatwith a wreath of white and pink flowers. Miss Breffit was in white voile with a wide purple stripe, and Mrs Percy Baker looked smart in a navy blue silk gown, the skirt of which was full and the bodice in the Kimono style with under sleeves and yoke of fille net, Valenciennes lace and insertion.
THE EXHIBITS. By James Stevens, of Newport. HUNTERS. Work commenced in the small ring with the judging of hunter yearlings, Mr Rcmer Williams and Mr T. H. Hutchinson acting as judges. Mr A. E. Bowen, of Hockley Heath, was first with Whitesocks, a very smart son of Stedmere, a fine mover and full of quality. Mr Lloyd Woods, of Wogaston, Pembroke, being second with Ascetic Gold, a big bodied colt by Gold Medallist. The third prize went to Mr J. W. Olver which won at Bath. Court Sword in this class, owned by Mr Victor Bosanquet, is a nice colt which won lately at Hereford, but was a little out of condition. Mr Nickisson, of Swindon, came first in the two-year-old class with Ensign, a big well furnished son of Yardarm, beating some thought a better colt named Angelo, the property of Mr Arthur Masters, of Lanelay Hall. This colt has any amount of bone and will grow into a real weight carrier. Miss Clay, of Chepstow, was third with Petrolite, a nice bay colt but a trifle light below the knee. The class for three year olds was a good one, comprising several prize winners. First place fell to Juggler, owned by Mr J. H. Watson, of Kidderminster, a winner at Bath. Mr Tatem, of Penylan, was second with Penylan Docker, a winner at this year's Bath and West, and Mr Bowen, of Hockley Heath, was third, with Sparkle, a bay daughter of Faugh-a-Ballagh. In this class was Acrobat, owned by Mr Bir- mingham, of Badminton, a colt which has won a number of prizes this year. Four years olds were again a real good class. Mr Stokes, of Great Bowden, was first, with Broadwood, and Mr John Drage, of Chapel Ash, second, with Best Man. Both judges had a couple of rides round the ring before they could decide, but Broadwood is slightly the better mover. < Mr Stokes was also third, with Lady Bird, a nice bay mare by Red Eagle. Mr Tatem showed Penylan Omerod in this class, with which he won at Newport, and a really nice horse he is. Colonel the Hon. F. C. Morgan also showed Lisvane and San Pedro, the latter being the better of the two, and being by Count Schomberg, will probably a little later on be seen at Caerleon. In class 5, for light-weight hunters, we had the pleasure of seeing a lady in the saddle, but her mount, Cingalee II., only got third place. She is a nice roam, but hardly carries her head in the right place. Mr Drage supplied the winner, in Jack. a bay brown gelding, which moves well, but many thought Mr Stokes's Beau, which came second, a neater and more compact horse. Colonel F. C. Mor- gan had another in this class named L'Abbe Royal, which can gallop. The class for middle- weights brought out some real hunters, and Mr Stokes won with Lyons Mail, a horse of great power. There was a lot of quality in the second, which was owned by Mr Drage, and named Pytchley, and the third, a bay gelding, owned by Mr Gilbert Robinson, of Northamp- ton, is a real hunter. Mr Robert Jones, of Swansea, showed in this class a bay named College Pal up to plenty of weight. In the class for heavy-weights Mr Drage won with Midnight, a brown which at first sight looked one of the sleepy sort, but he was wide awake enough when it came to galloping, and is a really tine mover and a good-looking horse. Masterpiece, the property of Mr Stokes, was second, but he has not the quality of the win- ner. Colonel .Lewis, of Greenmeadow, was third with The Admiral, a real weight carrier. Mr Robert Jones, of Swansea, showed a nice chestnut in this class, a trifle plain perhaps, but a real hunter, and Mr Scard, of Caerleon, showed that good horse Crusader, a bay weight- carrying son of Lord Tredegar's sire Bally Albany. There was a large entry of hunter brood mares in class 45 and Mr Rees Stokes, of Tenby, won pretty easily with The Belle of Dee, a, four year old daughter of Dee- side, and with a nice filly foal at foot by Gold Medallist, The winner is a beaaitiful brown mare full of quality. North Wales supplied the second in Creole, another brown, owned by Mr W. L. Cotton, of Chirk, whilst the third, also a brown, has won several prizes for her owner, Mrs A. R. Poole, of Dursley. In the local class for hunter brood mares Mr J. W. John, of Manor- bier, was first with La Quinta, a, brown mare, which cost Mr Wynford Philipps 400 guineas. Mr S. Sharp, of Chepstow, was second with a well-bred black mare, called Black Bess, and Mr W. H. Mathias, Porth, third with The Duchess, a winner at Cowbridge. The groom, however, had the bad taste to refuse the yellow rosette when it was tendered to him. Lord Tredegar showed Ruby in this class, a weight-carrying chestnut, bred by Colonel F. C. Morgan. Mr Rees Stokes won first in the hunter foal class, Mr Mullens, of Longcross, a well-known breeder, being second, and Mrs A. R. Poole third. POLO PONIES are not strong in nu-bem at Cardiff, but in the brood mare class the Keynsham Stud Co. were first and second with White Witch and Grey Wings. The former is a beautiful mare, and has the best of backs and quarters, but Grey Wings takes a lot of beating, and has typical riding shoulders. The third hailed from Taunton, being owned by Miss Edith Penrose- Quicke. Mr Fred Carter, of Newport, showed Maria in this class, a nice pony by Lord Tre- degar's pony sire, Cappoquin. Made polo ponies were shown in the large ring, and the all-conquering Mr Drage was first with Lady Dorothy, and Mr Talbot- Price, of Barnstaple, second with Hawkstone. Mr Walter Shirley, of The Woodlands, came third with Ty Bronna; a very nice grey, and Captain Lionel Lindsay was reserved, with Gipsey, a chestnut mare well known at Whit- church. HACKNEYS. In the class for brood mares Mr R. P. Evans, of Reigate, took first with Pollinaris, by Polonius Miss Dora Schintz, of Liverpool, second, with Knowie Belinda and Mr Henry Watson, of Tadcaster, third, with Queen of Newton, a grey daughter of Royal Danegelt. Mr James Howell showed three nice mares in this class. In the local class for brood mares Mr James Howell, of St. Fagans, was first with Brown Colleen, and second with Campanula, Mr John Davies, of Bridgend, being third with Lady Eve. Mr Howell was first in the foai class, Mr Henry Watsbn second, and Mr Howeil third. In the yearling foal class, which was a very good one, there were eight chestnuts out of ten. Mr Brooks, of Fmstall, Bromsgrove, was first with Fmstall Commander- who moved well Mr Tom Jones Evans, of Henllan, second with Emiyn Relish, and Mr E. F. Hutton third with Cudham Gentleman. The yearling fillies were a nice lot, but Mr James Howell won very easily with a chestnut daughter of Atholi, which was by far the best in the class. Mr W. H. Lysaght was second with a nice filly, Chep- stow Marjorie, bred at Hopwood, and Mr Howell was third with another filly by Athill. The two-year-old colts were a very taking lot, and Mr R. P. Evans was first with Kingsway, an entire son of Copper King. Mr Howell ran second with Hywel's Polonius. In this class Mr Robert Evans, of Henllan, showed Emlyn Squire John, one of the real roadster stamp, quite a contrast to the finer bred hackney now so fashionable. In the two-year-old filly class Mr R. II. Sampson, of Pontardulais, was a little lucky to win first place with Princess Pauline, who scarcely moved as well as Mr W. R. Lysaght's Hopwood Leda, who only came third. Mr Howell showed two beautiful brown fillies in this class, Hywel's Lady Fudge and Hywel's Wild Bee, the former of which was second. Hywel's Wild Bee is by Ganymede and should grow into a beautiful mare.ij HARNESS CLASS. I had not much time to-day to devote to the harness classes, hut in class 20 I saw my old friend Heathfield Squire going in his old form, in fact he was slightly above himself, and varied the monotony of the proceedings by shooting one of his pilots out of the trap. He was beaten by Loudwater Congelt, owned by Mr John Ken-, of Rickmansworth, but the old horse is a wonder, and long may he live. Mr Charles Radcliffe was third in this class with Peterston Pride, and Fyldc Sabrinetta, who hails from Darwen, gave a great show. Class 21, a harness class for not over 14.2, showed us that wonderful pony Tissington Kiteat, but Mr William Foster's Met Valiev Veronique took some beating. This was a good class, and the judges took a long time to make up their minds. JUMPING AND TROTTING. The jumping began at 3 o'clock in the pre- sence of a very large crowd, the large ring being thickly lined with people, who stood about half a dozen deep, while the grandstand was well filled. The standard of the jumping was exceptionally high, scarcely an animal refusing, while the water leap was generally taken clean. Consequently there was plenty 'to arouse the admiration of spectators, and as animal after animal took the obstacles in fine style cheer upon cheer went up from the assembled crowd. Two open jumping classes were decided, and both brought out some mag- nificent animals. In the class for the 92.0 prize, although the standard reached was so high, Kitty, who took every jump cleanly, had a fairly easy win. The class for thegloprize brought out a larger number of competitors, and the contest was remarkably keen. Blinky Bonny, which had failed to secure a place in the other class, here came out first. Spring- bok, which had also turned out in the previous class, was second and Mr Glencross's Nomina- tion third. Edna May, a Merthyr horse, a fre- quent winner at this and local shows, failed to secure a prize, although she took the obstacles well. This was one indication of the exceptionally high standard reached by the winning animals. In the trotting class every one of the five animals entered turned out, and the competition was followed with the keenest interest. The win of Honest Tom was quite deserved, but Sandy B. was a very good second.
Grocers' Exhibition. EISTEDDFOD PAVILION DISPLAY. Opening Ceremony at Swansea. The South Wales Grocers' Exhibition was opened in the Pavilion at Swansea on Wednes- day. A number of interesting trade exhibits were on view, including one of Irish produce by the Department rif Agriculture for Ireland, and some interesting competitions took place- The Mayor of Swansea (Mr D. Harris) pre- sided at the opening ceremony, and he was supported by Mr Charles W. Heep (president of the Grocers' Federation), Mr Arthur J. Giles (secretary of the Federation), Mr R. Allin (president of the South Wales Association), Mr A. A. Webber (vice-president of the Swansea Association), Mr W. Lewis, J.P. (chairman of the Local Committee), Miss Dillwyn. The Mayor extended to the exhibition a warm welcome, after which Mr Heep and Mr Giles delivered addresses on the aims, objects, and usefulness of the exhibition. Miss Dillwyn also spoke, and expressed a hope that the day was not far distant when the principle of municipal trading would be so extended that the Town Council should start a grocery store of its own. The gold medal for grocery window dressing was won by T. E. Rees, Cardiff the silver medal by John Davies, Tonypandy and the bronze medal by Thomas Rees, Blaen Clydach. For provision window dressing, the gold medal was won by J. P. Williams. Ton 1entre the silver medal by P. G. lies, Swansea and the bronze medal by J. G. Davies, Tonyrefail. The special gold medal offered by the Swansea Association went to P. G. lies, Swansea the silver medal to F. J. Bate, Mumbles and the bronze medal to R. Harry, Morriston. The first prize for the best two-wheel turnout went to L. James, Neath; the second to Victor Preston, Port Talbot; and the third to E. Jenkins, Llwynypia.
GARDIFF INFIRMARY. Treatment of Urgent Cases. A meeting of the Board of Management of the Cardiff Infirmary was held on Wednesday. Mr J. M. Jennings presided. A question was raised as to the re-opening of the out-patient depart- ment, and it. was stated that the ear, nose, and throat department would probably be opened by the 1st of next month, and the whole of the outdoor department by the 1st December. Mr Leonard Rea, the secretary, took excep- t.ion to this, however, and said that while no definite time could be fixed the department would be opened again as soon as possible, and in the meantime letters addressed to him- self regarding special cases would receive due attention. On account of the unanticipated delay in the re-opening of the department, a special notice has been issued to the effect that all urgent cases will be treated by the hon. medical statl on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, the patients to bring letters from their medical advisers. It was also stated that tickets in regard to which the time limit had expired whilst the department has been closed, will be renewed by the secretary on presentation. Colunel Bruce Vaughan, after referring appreciatively to the efforts which are being made to raise subscriptions for the new wing, stated that X17,749 19s 2d had now been collected, a further sum of £ 12,252 being still needed to make up the required amount. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded all sub- scribers.
FAULTY CONSTRUCTION. Alterations Needed at an Abertillery Hetel. At Abertillery Police Court on Wednesday, Edwin Adams, landlord of the Prince of Wales Hotel, Abertillery, was summoned for permit- ting drunkenness on his licensed premises on August 22nd, and Edith Davies, married, was summoned for being drunk in charge of a child at the same hotel. Mr Horace Lyne, Newport, prosecuted, and Mr W. J. Everett, Pontypool and Abertiliery, defended the land- lord. P.S. Edwards said he found the woman drunk on the premises. He spoke to Mrs Adams, who was in charge in the absence of her husband, but she denied knowing that the woman was in the house, and she also denied that the woman had been served with drink. Mr Everett, for the defence, said owing to the faulty con- struction of the house it was possible for persons to pass through the long passage to the office without being seen from the ba,r and other rooms, and many people passed through the house in this way without purchasing any- thing at all. Evidence was tendered showing that precautions were taken to prevent any illegality. Adams was fined five guineas and costs, and the Bench stated they would re- quire the owners of the hotel to make altera- tions in the building. Edith Davies pleaded guilty to being drunk on the premises, and was fined 20s.
A MARITAL MISFIT. Lively Doings at Cathays. A young married couple appeared in the Car- diff Police Court on Wednesday when Sophia Latham sued her husband, William Latham, haulier, for assault. She said her husband struck her in the face with his fist, knocking her into the firegrate. This was on the 21st of August, about 5.30 in the evening. The same night he brought a trolley to the house and took away his things. Dr. Paterson (Crwys- road) said he examined complainant and found her suffering from a bruised mouth. In cross- examination by Mr Morgan Rees, complainant denied flinging her husband's wages at him. Neither was she in the act of striking him with the poker when she received the blow from her husband. The defendant said that his wife cut up the furniture while it was being removed. He did not leaye her penniless, which she alleged, for she had a shop and money in the bank. The Bench said they were not satisfied there had been assault, and defendant had better keep away from her if she cut up things like that! They dismissed the case.
SHOT DEAD BY BURGLAR. Norfolk (Virginia), Tuesday.—Mrs Mary Rorschael, the wife of Lieutenant Rorschaei, of the United States Navy, and sister of Mr Joseph Lawless, ex-Secretary of the Common- wealth of Virginia, was murdered by an un. known burglar early this morning at her home at Portsmouth. She was shot through the heart with her own revolver,which was wrested from' her by the burglar after she had twice fired upon him through an open door leading to the kitchen where he was cornered. The murderer escaped. Lieutenant Rorscha-el is at present serving on board the United States cruiser Tennessee.-Reuter.
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The T onypandy "Split." ASSOCIATION v. PRESBYTERY. A DELICATE POSITION, Nine years ago a section of the Bethania \Yelsh C.M. Church, Llwynypia, seceded and established a separate cause at Hermon, Tony- pandy, in direct opposition to the wish and in defiance of the prohibition of the East Glamor- gan Monthiy Meeting. The Presbytery there- upon declined to recognise the new church as belonging to the denomination, and the Her- mon section appealed against this decision to the higher court, viz., the Quarterly Associa- tion of the Calvinistic Methodists of South Wales and Monmouthshire. That body, three years ago, resolved to let the matter remain in abeyance in the hope that matters would right themselves. Twelve months ago the Associa- tion resolved to extend its recognition to the new church, and at its last meeting held at Goginan, North Cardigan, in August, the Association went a step further, adopting a resolution drafted by a committee of ex- moderators urging the East Glamorgan Monthly Meeting to reconsider its attitude, and to admit the Hermon Church to member- ship. The New Phase of the Matter was discussed at great length at a meeting of the East Glamorgan monthly meeting held on Wednesday at Pendoylan, Vale of Glamorgan, under the presidency of the Rev. Rees Davies, Penlleyn. The Association resolution was read by the secretary, the Rev. T. E. Davies, Clydach Vale, and after a period of silence The Rev. D. M. Phillips, Tylorstown, moved, and the Rev. John Lewis, Aber- aman, seconded, that we pass on to the next subject on the agenda." The chairman was about putting this to the meeting when the Rev. Dr. Aaron Davies, Cadoxton, inter- vened, protesting against this indecent rushing of so important a matter. Whatever their personal opinions might be, they should re- ceive with due respect whatever message the Association sent them, and to ignore such a message—for that was what moving the pre- vious question meant-was a disrespect amounting almost to contempt. The Associa- tion was the supreme court, and he moved that they should recognise the Association as the supreme court. The Secretary said he had collated and typewritten in circular form for the conveni- ence of the Presbytery all the resolutions on this subject passed by the monthly meeting during the last nine years. The Chairman denied there was any desire to burke discussion, bu, if there was DO amendment moved there "ould be no discus- sion. The Rev. D. Jones, B.A., Penrhiwceib ar, said he was in full sympathy with Dr. Aa on Davies Perhaps the resolution was too drastic. They were members of the monthly meeting, and they were members also of the Associa- tion. But this was no new subject for that presbytery. It had been discussed times with- out number, until at last it was resolved that it be not again re-opened. The best course would be to recognise the position and authority of the Association, but to inform the supreme court that they Could Not Again Re-open the Subject. That would be acting with perfect loyalty to- wards the Association. The Association knew very well how intense was the feeling in that Presbytery on the subject. Strong feelings were entertained on both sides, but every time the Association had divided upon it the majority was overwhelmingly on one side. If they re- opened the subject again the result would be the same in the discussion some feelings would inevitably be hurt, and nothing gained. They must preserve the amity of the Presby- tery, and that could only be preserved by leaving this matter where it was. He was as zealous a Methodist and as loyal to the Asso- ciation as anyone, and he supported the pro- posal that this matter be not re-opened. The Rev. D. M. Phillips resented the sugges- tion that he was disloyal to the Association or its leaders. He held the Association in the highest esteem, and had always submitted to its decisions when those decisions were in accord with his reason. The Rev. Richard Morgan, Tonyrefail, sug- gested that in view of the divided feeling in the monthly meeting, they should request the Asso- ciation not to press this matter upon them. (Loud cries of No, no.") The Rev. T. Powell, Aberaman, submitted an amendment, declaring that the monthly meeting firmly adhered to all its previous decisions on this question, and to ask the asso- ciation not to worry them any more. Talk of Loyalty to the Association They had every reason to ask the Association to be loyal to itself and its own rules and regu- lations. The Rev. John Morgan Jones, Cardiff, seconded this amendment, but suggested that it should be slightly modified-that they should respectfully inform the Association that they felt compelled, as a Presbytery, to adhere to their previous resolutions and to leave the matter there. (Hear, hear.) Dr. Aaron Davies was sorry to differ with the last speaker. He strongly urged the monthly meeting to give way a little. To stoop was to conquer. (Hear, hear.) This matter had been before the county for ten years, and as one who had lived in another county he was able to judge of it as one from the out- side. The Rev. John Lewis, Aberaman, said that if Dr. Aaron Davies was going to enter into the merits of the dispute, then the matter must be fully entered into on both sides. (Hear, hear.) Dr. Aaron Davies I don't want to enter into it. but you must remember that I am a member of the Association, that I have been its Moderator, and that I am a peacemaker. I cannot conscientiously, as a Methodist, do other than try and bring about a peaceful ending of this thorny subject. It is smely far better for the monthly meeting to fall in with the wishes of the Association. The Division. Eventually the Presbytery divided on the question. I For the amendment, That we accept the message of the Association and do our best to carry it out," there voted 24. For the original motion, That we desira respectfully to inform the Association that 84 a monthly meeting we feel compelled to ad- here to our previous resolutions on this ques. tion," there voted 85. The motion was there fore declared carried. A further amendment by the Eev. W. Wil- liams, Pontygwaith. in favour orrearranging the district in Mid-Rhondda, was withdrawn,
A MUNICIPAL RAILWAY. The Lord Mayor of Bradford on Wednas. day opened the first municipal railway in Great Britain for regular passenger traze- the Nidd Valley Light Railway. The line extends from Pateley Bridge to Lofthouse, a distance of six miles, and there are four stations en route. The railway has been con- structed by the Bradford Corporation to give access to the district from which their main water supply is derived. The total cost of Bradford's water scheme, when completed, will be E2,000.000. The railway is a single line with passing places, and is worked on the electric tablet system. Four trains are rur, daily in each direction, and the railway stafi appointed by the Corporation numbers 11 persons. The rolling stock was purchased from the Metropolitan Railway Company when steam power was superseded by eleo- tricity on the Underground.
A DEAD TEACHER REQUIRES. Curious Advertisement Error. An amusing error has crept into the Lon- don County Council Gazette this week. If, is the practice of the authorities to announce all the vacancies occurring in the schoOfc under their control in order to facilitate appik" cations from candidates. In the vacancies there is the following entry :—"School, Latclk mere; department, E status of teach** required, teaci-,Pr dPr-eased. —