FAMILY QUARREL Three Brothers-in-Law Stabbed A curious story was unfolded at North Lon- don Police-court yesterday, when Harry John- Bon, oî Upton-grove, Southgate, was charged with stabbing his three brot.bers-in-v:. Evidence was given by Thomas Dawson, who is a provision dealer of Garnham-street, Stoke Newington, to the effect that on Thursday night he went to Upton-grove to visit his sister, the prisoner's wife. The prisoner, how- ever, was at home, and directly the area door was opened he rushed upon witness, and stabbed him on the left wrist. The prisoner ran to the stairs, but witness followed. Some- how the prisoner got over him with the knife. His two brothers, who had accompanied him to the house, rushed to his assistance, and got the knife away. but not before they had been seriously stabbed about the head and hands. In cross-examination the witness denied going to the prisoner's house for the purpose of assaulting him. It was not true that the prisoner was being held down by witness and another brother while a third was hitting him with a big stick. Mr. Cluer: What did you go to the house for? Witness: I went with my two brothers because the prisoner has been carrying on with another woman and assaulting our sister. Did you go to reward him for his merits? No; we went there to persuade him to give up the other woman and induce him to behave differently in the future. Harry Dawson. who corroborated, was asked by Mr. Clarke, who defended, if he had been round before to talk things over. Witness: Yes; I have done all I could to coax fcUn round. And this time you took a thick stick with you to add to your argument? No thicker than I usually carry. I put it to you that you struck and beat the prisoner with this stick while your brothers held him down? There was a struggle, but it was not as you suggest. Further corroborative evidence being given by John Dawson, the third brother-in-law, the prisoner was committed for trial, bail being allowed in one surety of JE5.
TREDEGAR BANKRUPTCY-COURT. At Tredegar Bankruptcy-court on Friday William Price, carpenter and builder, came ip for adjourned examination, but the case vas again adjourned for the attendance of his vife. The examination of Arthur Pugh, baker md confectioner, Brynmawr, was adjourned. Edgar Howell Francis, butcher. Aberga- fennyv came up for examination, and the Jxamination was closed. The examination of Daniel Morgan, draper lnd outfitter, of Rhymney, was also con- cluded. Madame Edith Von Lortsch, of Aberga- renny, sent a medical certificate stating that the was too unwell to attend for examina- tion.—The Official Receiver said she was irifling with the court, and applied for a war- •ant. but this was not granted, and the examination was adjourned.
THE CHARGE AGAINSTA MAGISTRATE TnVi on Friday John Thompson „ a l"aSistrate, and chairman of the school is alleged, absconded to America arch last, was remanded till Tuesday next °f ffiisappropriation and fraud, the la lties bei»B said to amount to over £ 30,000.
ANOTHER GLASGOW MERCHANT DEAD. The death is announced at Glasgow on Fri- iay of Dr. Andrew Stewart. head of the Scotch ube combination of Stewart and Menzies Limited). He died on Friday at his country residence at Peebles. This makes the third Jlaagow merchant prince who has died this nek.
STOP PRESS Latest Telegrams "EXPRESS" CtV-Tm- n 1 m. PARIS TO BREST AND BACK. Later.—A telegram from Brest states that Ancoutrier and GJ r;!l arrived there together at 5.5, Fischer at 5.35, Frederick at 6.5, and Riviere at 6.3s. All five cyclists were in good condition, and started at once on the return journey, but Miller, who reached Brest at 6.37, was evidently fagged. LATT; r IPS. LONDON FINALS. The Sun—Sun Bonnet; The Star, College Queen. The Sun and Star—Rosalind colt. The Sun—Storm Signal (nap); The Star. Jettatura (nap). The Bun-Kenwynj The Star, Sati. The Sun-Hay Presto; The Star, Hay presto. The Sun—Barberstown; The Star, Queen Theo. The Sun—Shaun Rhu; The Star, Donzella. DAILY TELEGRAPH,—Vollege Queen or Granville colt. Rosalind colt, Storm Signal or Jettatura,, Little Bob, Beatitude or Hay Presto, Kavenscliffs, and Merry Monk IT. THE STANDARD.—Grajiviile colt, Rosalind icolt, Taylor's selected, F.M.P., Hay Presto, Canderos, and Hurry On.
A RECTOR'S BANKRUPTCY. 20s. in the X, with Interest, to be Paid. Mr. G. H. Llewellyn, Official Receiver, renewed an application to his Honour Judge Owen at Newport County-court on Friday to sanction a scheme of arrangement under which the bankruptcy of the Rev. George Hustler, rector of English B^fcknor. in Gloucestershire, would be annulled. The appli- cation had been adjourned from the previous court, when it was reported that the aged clergyman's troubles had been brought about by his falling amongst, "financiers." It was proposed that, in addiMon to the dividend of 13s. in the £ already paid, a sufficient amount would be paid to the trustee to enable him to pay his creditors a further dividend of 5s. in the £ In addition to this, the Official Receiver said with reference to a reversionary life interest, which would fall to the debtor's benefit upon the death of an elder brother, the rev. bankrupt would give a bond to pay out of this sufficient to satisfy the full amount of 20s. in the ,v to the creditors, and 4 per cent, interest beside. His Honour said upon these offers being carried out he would sanction the scheme for annulling the bankruptcy.
THE GREAT STORM IN THE STATES New Orleans, Friday Evening.—The damage by the storm in this city and the locality is estimated to-night at one million and a Quarter dollars. The rios crop has suffered to a very great extent. Ia the plague mines district the damage to crops is estimated at from 50 to 70 per cent. Details are still want- ing of the havoc wrought along the coast,- Central News.
STEALING A DIAMOND RING At Guildhall Police-court yesterday Emily Hobbs, 40, charwoman, wa-s charged on remand with stealing a diamond ring, value £ 3, the property of Amelia Goldberg, of Prince's- buildings, Stoney-lane, M.C.—The accused was engaged by the prosecutrix to do some clean- ing, and when she had finished the ring was missed from under an antimacassar on a, chest of drawers. The matter was placed in the hands of Detective Board. who interviewed the prisoner, who at first denied all know- ledge of it. but she Labsequently admitted stealing- it. adding that she had given it to her husband and anoth-r man to pawn, and that she received 7s. for it from her husband. It afterwards transpired that the ring had been pledged for 15s.—Mr. Alderman Strong said it was a sad caseraad, as the woman had been in custody a week, he thought be could very well deal with it under the First Offen- ders' Act, and bind her over to come up for judgment if called upon.
A HOVEL COMPETITION. A very interesting and unique competition will shortly take place at the Albert-hall. London, when prizes valued at 1,000 guineas will be awarded to the three best developed men in the United Kingdom. Two years ago Mr. Sanriow organised b preliminary contest by counties, and the holders of the medals then awarded are entitled to enter for the
MONDAY'S SONG. The old-time favourite, 1; Sally in Our Alley," will appear in the "Evening Express" on Monday.
ALLEGED EMBEZZLEMENT, Lla nelly Secrets r-' Sent for Trial. At Llanelly Police-cou t on Friday (before Messrs. Allen Williams and W. Y. Nevill), William Henry Clarke, painter, Amnesley- street, formerly secretary of the Guardian Lodge of Shepherds, w-ts brought up on a series of charges, including fraud, forgery, embezzlement, and falsification of accounts.— Mr. W. Howell appeared for the defence, and Mr. Ludford prosecuted r.n behalf of the Trea- sury.—The Justices sent fhe prisoner for trial on a charge of embeaz.ing a sum of money from the management -ind.
PARI 8~T0~B RE~S'f TND~3 ACK. N Paris, Saturday.—A telegram from Morlais says that Garin and Aucouturier passed that place together at ten minutes past two this morning-, Fischer at 2.57, and Miller, the American, at 3.46. Leena. arrived at Brest at ten minutes past three, and left immediately on his return to Paris.
THE MALAGA TRAMWAY STRIKE. Madrid, Friday.-The tramway strike at Malaga is becoming more serious. The strikers to-day threw stones at several cars. A number of arrests were made.-Reuter.
KAISER_AND CZAH: Berlin, Saturday Morning—It is semi-offi- cially announced to-day that the Kaiser and Czar will shortly have an interview at Carls- tuke.-Central News.
Wages Dispute at Barry 4 INQUIRY BY THE DISTRICT COUNCIL The public works committee of the Barry District Council held a special meeting last evening to consider a complaint made against Mr. J. Prout, the contractor of the public lavatory, Ac., on Barry Island, to the effect that the wages he pays to the carpenters in his employ are lower than the rate recognised by the Trades Unionists in the district. Mr. J. H. Jose occupied the chair, the only I other member present being Mr. J. A Monaton. 1/ was given by Mr. J. Prout and also by Mr. d. Saunders, the secretary of the local branch of the Carpenters and Joiners' Society. Mr. Prout contended that he paid the recog- nised local rate of wages, the strike of car- penters which prevailed in the district for more than twelve months for an advance of £ d. per hour being still on On the other hand, Mr. Saunders urged that the strike was at an end, and the builders not belonging to the local Master Builders' Asso- ciation paid 9d. per hour instead of 8Ad. The committee eventually decided to adjourn the inquiry pending the production of statis- tics showing the number of carpenters employed relatively by members of the local Master Builders' Association and other builders in the district.
ANOTHER PEERAGE KOMANCE Curious Claim to be Lord Great Chamberlain. Three claimants are now seeking to act as the Lord Great Chamberlain at the Corona- tion ceremonies, and the Committee of Privi- leges will have a difficult problem in geneaology to solve. The publication on August 10 of the claims of the Marquess of Cholmondeley and the Earl of Aiicaster to this important position has led to a third claimant coming forward in friendly rivalry to their lordships. Captain W. Swiney, late of the Black Watch, told a "Daily Mail" representative that he is claiming the Earldom of Oxford (which (which carries with it the office of Lord Great Chamberlain), to which the Earl on Ancaster's ancestor failed to establish his title. The. gallant officer said that no one, except, per- haps, an Indian rajah, could show an un- broken descent from 13S6, but, despite this, he was the descendant of Robert de Vere, Earl of Oxford, who was created Duke of Ireland and Marquess of Dublin by Richard II. "Robert de Vere," said Captain Swiney, "went to Ireland, where he changed his name to MacSwyne. Robert de Vere (or Robert MacSwyne), Duke of Ireland, 'Marquess of Dublin, and Earl of Oxford, became tired of Ireland. He. therefore, went to the Low Countries, where he died fighting. His family, the MacSwynes of Donegal, continued to reside in Ireland, and from them I can prove my descent. The Duke of Aberconn has advised ins to go and search the church on his estates to see if I can get any evidence there of the lilacS wynes." Captain Swiney has served with distinction in the old Black Watch in Singapore. Ceylon, and India. Bis regiment was Olll the line of communication in the last great Afghan War. He entered the service in 1868, and retired on a pension in 1889. He holds the Royal Humane Society's medal for saving a lady from drowning i'n a canoe accident at Alder- shot in May. 1884, and he was one of the A.M.B. staff at the docks in the earlier stages of this war.
MR. THOMAS CORDES DEAD. fcx-M.P. for Monmoufh Boroughs At the ripe age of 73, Mr. Thomag Cordes, ex-M.P. for Monmouth Boroughs, died, at his residence. Silwood Park, Sunninghill. Berk- shire, on Thursday. He was the son of Mr. J. J. Cordes, of Brynglas, Newport, who founded the well- known firm of J. J. Cordes and Co.. the pro- prietors of the Dos Engineering Works and Nail Factory, which has existed at Newport, and employed a large number of hands, for more than half a century. Mr. Cordes sat in Parliament as a Conserva- tive from 1874 to 1880, but was twice afterwards defeated by Mr. E. H. Carbutt—in 1880 and 1835. The deceased gentleman, who was of a par- ticularly nervous temperament, after his defeat, quitted Newport altogether, and took up his residence in Berkshire. He continued to hold shares in the firm of J. J. Cordes and Co., but ceased to be a director. Mr. Cordes leaves a widow and daughter. Both as a politician and a man of honour, the deceased gentleman was a type of the best the country produces.
ANOTHER HIGHWAY ROBBERY. King's Tax-Collector Robbed. The story of an alleged daring robbery h Waterloo Station was told at the Southwark Police-court yesterday, when Albert Ringer, 22 of Stamford-street, and Richard Lee, of Joh i- street West, Blackfriar3, were charged witn stealing part of a gold chain, value £'2 iOi, from John Moore, a King's tax-collector, of Hight-street, Feltham Prosecutor said he was proceeding to Water- loo Station the previous evening, and whet near the approach he was set upon by a man whom he now recogmisedl as the prisoner Lei The man snatched at his chain, and then bolted. He believed the other prisoner was one of the men with Lee at the time. Whe.-i he started in pursuit of Lee several men at- tempted to obstruct him. A portion of his chain was missing. Detective-sergeant Milton said that when he overtook Ringer he remarked, before the wit- ness had spoken a word about the robbery, "I don't 'know anything about the chain or who had it." Mr. Chapman directed a remand.
FIRES IN RUSSIA. At the town of Renza, in Russia, there were three fresh outbreaks of fire on Thursday. Nearly half the town is deserted, and the inha- bitants are living in the streets.—Renter.
PARIS AND BREST RACE. Latest telegrams state that Lesna passed St. Eliieux at 8h. 50min., Anconturier and Garin at 9h. 50min„ and Riverre at lOh. 35min. The latter was in good condition, but his tyres burst three times. Fisher passed St. Brieux at lOh. 55min.. in good condition, and Frederick and Muller at llh. 18min.-Reuter.
THE TREVAYNE ESTATE. Purchased by Sir William Thomas Lewis. Sir William Thomas Lewis, Bart., has just purchased the Trevayne Estate, Saundersfoot, The auctioneer was Mr. T. Rule Owen, of Haverfordwest Sir William already owns Hean Castle, in the same neighbourhood, and, in fact, the Trevayne Estate has been bought from the same gentleman, 'Mr. C. H. Vicker- man.
PROPERTY SALE AT BRECON. Mr. David Price, auctioneer, conducted a sale of freehold lands at the Castle Hotel, Brecon, yesterday afternoon. The property consisted of some valuable freehold fields, known as Cwmffaldau Fields, together with barn and buildings, in the parish of St. David's, Llangaes, let at a yearly rental of £110, and containing 33a. 1 r. 9p., or thereabouts. The fields afford exceptionally beautiful building sites, and are within one mile of Brecon Railway Station. The bidding started at £2,000, and at £3.100 the property was withdrawn. The fields were then put up in five lots, one C:l iv of which was sold, namely, two of the fiei is being bought by Mr. David Evans, of Ffrwrigorech, for £1.000.
TO-DAY'S MARKETS. FISH. Cardiff, Saturday.—Good supplies, for which there was a moderate demand. Quotations: — Scotch sfJmon Is 8d, turbot Is Zd, soles Is 6d to Is 10d, small plaice 6d to 9d, lemon soles 8d, mullet Is. halibut 7d, brill Bd, eels 8d, white- bait Is, and shrimps 3d per lb.; cod Is 6d to 2s 9d, hake Is 3d to 2s, best plaice 4s 6d to 6s 9d, whitches 3s, gurnet 10d, skate 2s 3d, had- dock 2s, conger Is lOd, and fimions Is 9d to 4s per stone; mackerel 5s per score; bloaters 2s 6d, kippers 3s to 3s 6d, and red herrings Is 9d to 2a 6d per box of 50; oysters 3s 6d to 4s, and herrings 58 6d per 100.
J; ABERTILLERY BAKER AND HIS HORSE At Abertillery Petty Sessions yesterday David Emmanuel, bakerfl Abertillery. was summoned for working a horse in an unfit condition on July 22nd. Police-constable Doolan stated that he .noticed the horse in pain, and, on examining it, found a large wound 3Jin. by 21in., under j the saddle. Sergeant Barry corroborated the statement, and Emmanuel was fined 50s. and costs.
Sunday Services. -0 LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL. ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.-ln residence, the Very Rev. the Dean and the Rev. Canon Johnson Eight a.m. and mid-day: Holy Communion. Eleven a.m.: Preacher, Canon Johnson. 3.30 p.m.: Preacher, the Rev. Minor Canon Skrimsliire. Chants and Hymns bv the Holiday Choir. Offertories for Clergy Widows'and Orphans' Fund. ANGLICAN CHURCHES. St. Mary the Virgin (Holy Communion 8.0 a.m. and 11.0 a.m.).—Morning, the Vicar; evening, Rev. E. T. Finch. St. Michael's (Dochs).-Holy Communion at 8.0 a.m., Matins 11.0 a.m.-Morning, Rev. E. T. Finch; evening. Rev. E. B. Brand. St. Stephens.—Rev. A. G. Russell. BAPTIST. Ainon (Welsh) (11.0 am. and 6.0 p.m.).-Rev. R. T. Morris. Albany-road.-Rev. W. Howell Williams. Bethany (St. Mary-street).—Mr. Rhys Jenkins. Bethany (St. Mary-street).—Rev. W. E. Winks. Subject. "Returning to Work." Ebenezer (Pearl-street).—Mr. George Wilson. Hope (Cowbridge-road).-Rev. John S. Wyard. Siloam (11.0 a-m. and 6.0 p.m.).—Rev. W. Harries. Splott-road.—Mr. J. W. Evans. Victoria (Eldon-road).-Rev. O. Davies, Llantwit Major. CALVINISTIC METHODIST. Cathedral-road.—Rev. R. R. Roberts, B.A. EClifton,street.-Rev. John Hughes (Holyhead). Plasnewydd (English).-Rev. Moses Williams (Aberavon). Salem (Canton).-Rev. Glanmor Jenkins (Dinas Powis). CONGREGATIONAL. Bethlehem (Welsh).-Rev. E. W. Thomas (Cefn- coed). Central (Queen-street).-Rev. W. Spurgeon. New Trinity (Canton).—Mr. D. Edward James. Severn-road.—Rev. J. Henry. St Paul's.—ReSv. Thomas Chapman. Wood-street.—Rev. John T. Peace. PRESBYTERIAN. Roath Park.-Rev. W. M. Lennox. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF WALES FORWARD MOVEMENT CENTRE. Clive-road-hall.—Pastor F. H. Leybourne. Crwys-liall.—Dr. Pugh. Fitzroy-street-liall.—Evangelist Jones. Grangetown-hall.—Morning, Rev. Jenkin Jones (Trevecca College). Heath-hall.—Morning, Evangelist Merriman; evening, Rev. D. D. Rees, Memori.-tl-hall.-Rev. J. E. Harris (Brecon). Moorland-road.-Pastor G. Brain. Saltmead-hall.—Rev. H. Harding. Pleasant Sunday afternoon 2.45 p.m.; chairman, Coun- cillor Jenkins, J.P. PRIMITIVE METHODIST. Mount Zion.-Mornillg, Mr. J. Webb; evening, Mr. T. M. Cottle. UNITARIAN, West-grove.—Rev. J. T. Davies. Subjects:- "Tolstoi's Reply to His Excommunication." UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCH Cathays.—Morning, Rev. T. P. Dale; evening, Mr. W. Baker. Newport-road.—Morning, Rev. H. Fry; evening, Rev. T. P. Dale. Penarth-road.—Morning, Mr. Kennard; even- ing, Mr. Kingdom. WESLEY AN. WESLEY CIRCUIT. Wesley.-Morning. Rev. R. W. Hopkins; even- ing, Rev. J. S. Helps. Cathays.—Morning, Rev. J. S. Helps; evening, Mr. Charles Bird. Roath Park.—Morning. Mr. B. Mileom; even- ing, Rev,. R. W. Hopkins. Whitchurch.—Mr. C. F. Bowden. CANTON CIRCUIT. Conway-road.—Morning. Mr. A. E. Roberts; evening. Mr. J. Diamond. Clare-gardens.—Morning. Rev. E. A. Buchanan; evening, Mr. J. Burgess. Ludlow-street..—Morning, Supply; evening, Mr. F. J. Beavan, J.P. Llandaff.—Morning, Mr. G. Burgess; evening Mr. P. Stuckey. Victoria Park.—Morning, Mr. F. J. Beavan, J.P.; evening, Rev. E. A. Buchanan. ROATH-ROAD CIRCUIT. Roath Park.—Morning. Rev. A. E. Salmon; evening, Mr. G. F. Roblin. Broadway.-Morning, Rev. H. Wostenholm; evening, Mr. James Smyth. Splott-road.-Morning. Mr. E. J. Stephens; evening. Rev. A. E. Salmon. Uanishen.—Morning. W. H. Pethybridge; even- ing, Rev. R. F. Cape. LOIIBOUX-SQUARE CIRCUIT. People's-hall (Loudoun-square).-Rev. A. E. Balcb. Angelina-street (8.0 a.m.) —Mr. Sanders. PENARTH CIRCUIT. Aroot-street.-Morning, Rev. J. Jeffreys; evening, Rev. H. Jutsom. (London). Trinity.—Morning, Rev. H. Jutsum, (London), evening, Rev. S. Y. Richards. Cadoxton.-Morning, Rev. S. Y. Richards; evening, Mr. H. Harding. Barry.-Morning, Rev. T. May; evening ,Rev. J. Jeffreys. Barry Dock.-Morning, Mr. G. Pile; evening, Rev. T. May. Barry Island.-Morning, Mr. H. Harding; evening, Mr. S. Skinner. Dinas Powis.—Morning. Mr. W. J. Flower; evening, Mr. H. N. Atkins. Where only one name is given the same preacher officiates at both services. Except where otherwise stated all the ser- vices referred to in this column commence at 11.8 a.m. and 6.39 p.m.
UNITED IRISH SOCITIES. O'Donovan Rossa Advocates Incendiarism. The United Irish Societies of Chicago held a demonstration in Sunnyside Park on Thurs- day afternoon to commemorate the anni- versary of Yellow Pass and Yellow Ford. About 4,000 Irish-Americans were present. At the same time a. similar demonstration, attended also by about 4,000 persons, was held under the auspices of the Irish Nationalists at Oswalds Grove. Mr. Michael Davitt was the chief speaker at Sunnyside Park, and O'Donovan Rossa at Oswalds Grove. Mr. Davitt declared that for every dollar subscribed for the Irish cause in the United States the Irish at home had given five. He said that 40,000 young Irish emigrated to America every year, each of them worth a thousand dollars in industrial assets to Uncle Sam. In conclusion, he said he believed the Boers to be unconquerable." At a meeting held in the evening a resolution was passed expressing faith in the patriotism of the directors of the Irish cause in Ireland, and admiration and sympathy for the Boers, and regretted that the United States had with- held active aid from them. O'Donovan Rossa and other speakers advo- cated force as a means of securing Ireland's liberty, such as setting fire to the principal cities of England, in order to weaken the Government and create an opportunity for the Irish to rise and assert their rights by force of arms. Their remarks were lordly applauded.- Reuter.
B-RIDGEND COUNTY-COURT. FRIDAY.—(Before his Honour Judge GWILYM WILLIAMS.) PROPERTY CLAIM. A claim was instituted by Edward Harry and his two sisters, Mary and Sarah, against David Harry, Wick, to make restitution to them of property now held by him (the defendant). Mr. J. Sankey appeared for the plaintiffs, and Mr. Anton Bertram for the defendant. Mr. Sankey stated that the parties were all children of a Mr. John Harry, who died in 1896, leaving a will. The children did not carry out the provisions of the will, but entered into an agreement to divide the small property equally among themselves. The defendant, as eldest son, was appointed execu- tor, but had acted contrary to the agreement, and put all the moneys from the property, which he sold. into his own pocket. Up to the time when he was summoned he had refused to give an account of what he had done, but now claimed that the property was not his father's, but belonged to his mother, who was also dead. and, as eldest son, he was her heir. From the documents produced by the defendant he could only admit that the property did belong to the mother, but he submitted that the agree- ment which he had signed with the sisters was binding upon him. Mr. Sankey quoted the leading case in "family arrangements," in which case, he suggested, Lord Justice Eldon supported his contention. His Honour said that he thought that Mr. Bertram had no case to answer. That was a broad statement of raw which Mr. Sankey had quoted, and which could not be binding in this case. He would not be able to sleep in his bed with the knowledge that he could allow anything to interfere with the rights of a man when in ignorance of those rights he entered into an agreement. Judgment for defendant. COMPULSORY WINDING-UP OF A COLLIERY. Mr. Ivor Bowen made an application on behalf of the wo rkmen for an order for the compulsory winding-up of the Glanwern and Tiriscaf Collieries Company (Limited). The company owed the workmen wages amounting to £400, which money they were unable to pay. No defence was offered, and the application was srrantecL »
Athletic Notes. .0 To-day's lighting-up time for cyclists: 8.25. Good cricket was not the feature of the first day of the Glamorga-nshire v. Surrey Seconds. The heavy rainfall of the earlier part of the week had made the wiehet a most difficult one to play on, and it was not until Surrey were well on with their second innings that it showed any signs of improving. It is to the wicket that must be attributed the very poor batting, and no team could be less at home on the wicket than Glamorganshire proved to lit. The visitors had made anything but a good display at the start, and with only 115 runs against them Glamorganshire went in with every chance of overtoDPing it. They failed rather disastrously, as no less than five ducks in the innings shows. When the score stood at 0—3, it looked very much as if all the home county would be out for under twenty, but J. H. Brain came to the rescue, and put on sixteen, which saved his side. and gave Russel a chance, too. Russel's batting was by far the best of the day- All through his innings of 32 he played careful and sound cricket, without giving the fielders a chance, until he commenced to hit out to the boundary, and then he was caught. Whittington, of Keath, who was given hia first trial in county cricket, was unfortunate It was an undeniably hard wicket to play on, and Smith is a bowler of rather uneven pate, with an occasional fast shoot which quite Cogs an experienced bat. Russel was the only player'yesterday who seemed to understand the ball. Even J. H. Brain was beaten time after time, and to be in the company of such splendid bats as H. E. Morgan and A. Osborne. each with the ugly duckling opposite their names, was hardly a fate to be ashamed of. I did expect better things of Osborne, by the way. He could play Kersley's balls right enough if he had gone about it carefully, but he gave a catch and went out with an absence of score, which may pull down his average a little—though, for the matter of that, neither of the Glamorgan players had much to boast of by way of improving their average yester- day. But Osborne, who has only played for the county this season, had the capitaf average up to yesterday of 42.2, and this includes two centuries. It was sensational bcwlins: on the part of Smith yesterday, but it was a bowler's day, and Creber also did remarkably well. It was no wicket for a fast bowler, so S. Lowe did not go on until an improvement had set in towards the end of the afternoon, but Russel had meanwhile been sending down balls which it was almost impossible for Surrey to play, as an average including thirteen maidens in 29 overs suggests- Two interesting features of the game, so far as the home county are con- cerned, were the fielding, more than ordinarily quick, and the snatching of singles between the wickets at every opportunity. In this latter art Glamorganshire have become almost perfect, and Bancroft is, perhaps, the most successful. Two very fine wicket-keepers were seen at work in W. H. Brain and Strudwick. At the close of the day Surrey were leading by 124 with four wickets to fall. The South Africans will come to Cardiff on Monday and Tuesday with a feather in their caps. On Friday Gloucestershire collapsed before the bowling of H. Sinclair, and the Colonials won by no less than an innings and 105 runs. Only a few weeks ago Sinclair was astonishing some of the Scotch elevens with his bowling. On Friday he was far more sen- sational, and accounted for thirteen wickets for 73 runs. He was bowling, of course, on a treacherous pitch, and he did not faU to make use of 1t. I shudder to think what would have happened if he had been bowling against Glamorganshire on yesterday's form and pitch. If the weather holds up he will be a great draw at the Cardiff Arms Park on Mon- day and Tuesday.
SPORT OF THE. DAY. The King of the Belgians was present at Deauvillc races on Thursday. The colt by Ladas—Surprise-me-not, who won the Findon Stakes at Goodwood, has been named Valient. The assumed name of "Mr. Forton" has been registered, and his colours are "^aret. red sleeves allld cap." Lord Cadogan has purchased the five-year- old steeplechaser Tiny White from Captain Leetham, with a contingency. At the sale of bloodstock at Sandown Park on Thursday, Joe the Marine was submitted, but did not reach his reserve price. The entries made in New York for the Eclipse Stakes of 1903 include sixteen nomina- tions by Mr. J. R. Keene and seven by Mr. Foxhall Keene. John Watts, the trainer and ex-jockey, was married on Thursday morning to Miss Lutetia Annie Hammrand, eldest daughter of Mr. Fran- cis Hammond, of Portland House, Newmarket. The ceremony took place at St. Martin's-in- the-Fields, London, the Rev. John Murray officiating. Mr. Martin Gurry was best man. The wedding presents were very numerous. Mr. Frank Gardner, after winning the Two- year-old Race at Deauville on Tuesday with Angmering, has lost the stakes, of the value of 869 sovs, through error easily made. Mr. Gardner considered that so long as the certi- ficated papers of Angmering were deposited at the secretary's office at Deauville nothing else was needed, but. the Rules of Racing state that the papers must be deposited at the office of the secretary of the Jockey Club, Paris. An I objection on these grounds was made by the owner of the second horse (Farnus), and tho stewards have been compelled, reluctantly, to apply the strict letter of the law, athough admitting the hardship entailed on Mr. Gardner.
JUDGE; WILLIAMS AND THE "SCORCHER." At Bridgend County-court on Friday (before his Honour Judge Gwilym Williams) Evan O. Evans, Pontycymnier, brought a claim against. I Thomas Bayliff for £10 for injuries sustained and damages to his bicycle. Mr. T. J. Hughes appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr, R. C. Griffiths defended. The case for the plaintiff was that he was riding-, with his free wheel in operation, at the rate of five miles an hour, when the defendant, coming down a hill on his wrong side at a furious rate, ran into him. The defence urged that there was contribu- tory negligence. His Honour gave judgment for plaintiff, and predicted that scorchers" would get themselves into trouble some day. He had no doubt there would be a. vacancy in the position he occupied before long, because in the neighbourhood in. which he resided there were good roads, which the cyclist took every advantage of. He strongly condemned those handlebars which were shaped like "a well-bred ram's horns." I They compelled the cyclist to be in such a They compelled the cyclist to be in such a position that his face was on a level with the top of his machine, and prevented him I from seeing people before him. When one of the advocates hoped tha.t his honour would be safe from cyclists during the I holidays he is now about to take his Honour said he believed he would, because he would be travelling about in one of these traction engines or whatever they were called—motor- cars.
LOSS OF THE VIPER. A court-martial on Friday sa.t aboard the Victory at Portsmouth for the trial of Lieu- tenant-commander Speke and the officers of his Majesty's ship Viper, which was wrecked off Alderney on August 3. THE VERDICT. The Court found that Lieutenant Speke, being the officer on watch during the whole period under consideration, exone- rated the remaining officers and the ship's company, but considered Lieu- tenant Speke guilty of negligence in not taking greater precautions when approaching land in thick weather, and not having the navigating records more carefully kept. but, considering the important nature of the service iu which he was employed, adjudged him to be reprimanded. The court added their appreciation of the good order and disciiiline maintained after the ship stranded, and considered great credit was due to Lieutenant Speke for the manner in which he saved the ship's company and endeavoured to salve the ship.
FORTIFICATIONS ON THE CLYVE. Several members of the National Defence Committee are at present surveying the ground on the banks of the Clyde for the purpose of erecting forts.' Already the ground has been set out on the Argyll and Cowall shores, and on Thursday twelve acres were mapped out below Gourock. Another fort is to be erected on the Great Cumbrae. When these works are completed and equipped, the Clyde, it is thought, will be impregnable to I any enemy.
SANITARY INSPECTORS' EXAMINA- TIONS. I The next examinations for certificates of qualification under the Public Health Act, 1891, will be held at the Examination-hall, Victoria-embankment, London, W.C., com- mencing Tuesday, January 21. For particulars apply to the hon. secretary, l, Adelaide-build- ings, London Bridge, E.C. S
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DROWNING ACCIDENT AT LLANSTEPHAN. Fatality to the Son of Mr. W. Thomas, Treorky. ITews arrived at Treorky on Friday that Mr. Evan Gweirydd Thomas, son of Mr. William Thomas, conductor of the Treorky Male Voice Choir, was drowned at Llan- stephan on Thursday night. Mr. Thomas and the family had only been in Llan- stephau since Monday, and it appears that Evan, who was about twenty years of age, was bathing ip the ferry cn Thursday night and was drowned. Deceased was a teacher under the Rhondda School Board at Cwmpark, and was held in higrh esteem in his profession and by a wide circle of friends. The sad news cast quite a gloom over the locality, and much sympathy is expressed with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and the family. Deceased was a frequent contributor to the columns of the local weekly papers. Last year he obtained second class in the scholarship examination, and intended going to Southampton College during the quarter. A career full of promise has thus been brought to an untimely end. The rather long recent roll of deaths by drowning at Swansea were nearly added to by two cases which occurred on Thursday and Friday. A boy named Robert Austin was rescued from the North Dock Basin on Thursday evening, and a seaman belonging to the Thrift, from the Prince of Wales Dock. on Friday. Early on Friday morning the body of the ten-year old son of Mr. Martin Walters, Llan- samlet. was discovered in a pond near the Great Western Station. Llansamlet. He had been missing since the previous afternoon.
CHRISTIAN UNION OF WALES. Welsh Ministers and the War. The Young People's Christian Union of Wales brought the week's convention to a close on Friday at Llandrindod with the hold- ing of a conference for the transaction of business at the Albert-hall, under the presi- dency of Principal W. Edwards, D.D., Cardiff. Dr. Clifford, who was one of the speakers, met with a most .enthusiastic reception. The doctor thanked the ministers for responding in such large numbers to the invitation given on Thursday night to hear a few words con- cerning the peace manifesto. He described the circumstances which led td its issue, then read the manifesto, and invited all who could to sign it at once. (Cheers.) The peace manifesto had been signed by over 400, and, it being thought neoessaray to bring it before the notice of the Government before the session closed, the manifesto was sent, with those names appended as a first list. and with the intimation that a larger list was now being formed. The manifesto was a compromise, but it laid down conditions for terminating the unhappy strife and inaugurating that peace out of which brotherhood and progress might be secured for our Empire. Dr. Clifford called attention to the awful death-rate in the camps reported by the correspondent of the London "Standard." and asked the audience to imagine the bitter misery and cruel suffer- ing the concentration camps involved. It was said the Boers would not accept the terms. No doubt, they had asked for independence. They dreaded hoping for the "last shield" of self-government. The British people did not wish them to love it. but it was necessary to make them sure of that, and then men would welcome the terms contained in the mani- festo. (Cheers.) Dr. Clifford resumed his seat amidst great cheering, and the ministers present walked forward to the platform and signed the manifesto.
HOTEL ROWDYISM. Exemplary Sentence by the Cardiff Stipendiary. Before the Stipendiary (Mr. T. W. Lewis), at Cardiff Police-court on Friday, Robert Hargreaves and Francis Hargreaves, brothers, were summoned for being disorderly and refusing to quit the licensed premises of the Duke of Clarence Hotel, Clive-road, when requested by the landlord, Mr. Harry Griffiths. Mr. Frank Hill, for the prosecution, said lie had been instructed by the Licensed Victual- lers' Association to ask for the protection of members who properly conducted their busi- ness, and had to put up with conduct such as was complained of in this case. He had also I been instructed by the association to ask his worship, in any cases of the kind that might arise, to enforce penalties, so that publicans might be r-'otected in the conduct of their business. On Bank Holiday defendants came in together, and, having already had to drink as much as, in the opinion of the barmaid, was good for them, she refused to supply them with any more. One of the defendants applied a most offensive epithet to the barmaid, and she called the landlord. He came and advised the men to go home, but they refused, and started to fight. One reached over the counter and tried to pull him over. The other jumped M1 the counter, also with a view of getting at him. The result was a general uproar and dis- turbance. Mr. Griffiths having given evidence, the Stipendiary inflicted a fine of X4 and costs, or one mouth, upon each defendant.
A MERTHYR ARBITRATION. On Friday Mr. A. O. Evans, surveyor, Ponty- pridd, sat at the Town-hall, Merthyr, to deter- mine a claim made by Mr. Ivor Davies, builder, against Mr. D. T. Mprgan, registrar of births and deaths for the Merthyr Upper District, in respect of certain structural addi- tions made to the residence of the defendant- Fairfield House, Tydfil's Well. The amount of the claim was jE163 15s. 9d. Mr. F. P. Charles appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Sidney Simons for the defendant.—After hearing evidence on both sides, the arbitrator made an inspection of the premises, and will issue his award in due course.
WELSH BRAVERY RECOGNISED. The Royal Humane Society at its meeting io London on Thursday made the following awards for saving or attempting to save life in Wales:—Bronze medal to Albert E. Marsh, boatman his Majesty's Coastguard, Pembrey; testimonial to John H. Thomas, schoolboy. Llandilo; testimonial to Francis E. Clayton, aged thirteen. Newport, for rescuing a child from the river there on July 4; testimonial to Henry G. Collins, blacksmith, Newport, for his plucky pluns-e into 12ft. of water in the river there on July 15, and saving a lad who fell in while fishing: bronze medal to George F. Day, aged fifteen, for his daring attempt to save a man named Davies, who was drowned while bathing in the "Vye at Monmouth on July 4.
A SWANSEA DEALER SMARTLY PUNISHED. William Morphatt, a Swansea dealer, was charged at Pontardawe Police-court on Friday with stealing a fire-bar, value 3s., belonging to a steam-roller, the property of the Glamor- gan County Council at Clydach. Defendant, it appeared, saw the bar in a shed. and asked a little girl to bring it to his donkey and cart, and he would reward her with some sweets. She did eo, and he took it to Swansea and sold it. His defence now was that he bought it from the girl with some sweets.- Th", MfLSMati-.il pb "pl1tp,np,p.rf Viim to six weeks.
Trade and Shipping. YERTERDAY'S CHARTERINGS. CARDIFF. EXCHANGE, Friday. There is absolutely nothing new to record in connection with any of the staple trades. There was a good average attendance on 'Change to-day, and the' number of in- quiries for steam coal. both for prompt and future loading, clearly indicated the permanent strength of the mar- ket. Small steams were in good request, but quotations for seconds and drys were easier. There was a moderate demand for house coal. Patent fuel and coke quota- -tione were unaltered. Closing quotations;- Best steam coal 18s 6d to 19s, best seconds 17s 6d to 186, ordinary seconds from 17s, and drys 15s 9d to 16s; special smalls 12s to 13s, be3t seconds 10s to 10s 3d. and inferior sorts from 8s 6d; best Monmouthshire semi-bituminous large 16s to 16a 3d, seconds 15s to 15s 6d; best households—large 16s to 17s; No. 3 Rhondda large 15s 9d to 16s 3d, brush 13s, and small 10s to 10s 3d; -No. 2 Rhondda large 13s 6d to 14s, through and through 10s 6d to lis. and small 8s 6d to 8s 9d: Datent fuel 16s 3d to 17s 3d, according to brand; foundry coke 18s to 19s, and furnace coke 16s to 17s per ton; pitwood 17s 3d to 17s 6d; iron one-beet Enbio 14s 3d to 14s 6d, Tafna 15s to 15s 3d, and Almeria 14s 9d to 15s per ton, c.i.f. Cardiff. The outward freight market was in a torpid state, with orders scarce in all directions. It was currently reported on Thursday .that 5s 6d had been accepted for Genoa, but no confirma- tion was obtainable. It has, however, since transpired that the statement was incorrect; 5s 6d, it is true, was offered by a charterer, but not accepted. Up to the present time 6s is the lowest rate yet paid for that port, and to-day a boat was taken at 6s 6d, Cardiff, and another at 6s, Newport loading. The follow- ing comprise the day's operations;- OUTWARD STEAMERS. Cardiff to Gibraltar, 4s 9d free discharge, 5s 9d usual terms (Coventry). „ Genoa, 6s 6d. River Plate, 15s 6d. Copenhagen, 53 (Krosfond). Carlekrona, 5s (Italia). Marseilles. 7H (Nelson)- La Bochelle, option La. Pallice, 4f 50c (Portugalete). „ Port Said, 7s (Lizzie Westoll). „ Port Said, 7s, 2,600. „ Genoa, option Naples, 6s, 3,700 tons. Havre, 4s (Canganian). Marseilles, 7f, 4,000 tons. Newport to Seville, 6s 3d (Mount Park) „ Pirasus, 6s 6d (Ariadne). Genoa, 6< 3,0-30. Swansea to Havre, 4s 6d. „ ^Dieppe. 4s 6d. „ Philipville, 9f coal, lOf fuel. Foreign Fixtures. LONDON, Friday. Rates from the Danube and Black Sea for prompt handy boats were steady, and in back- ward steamers there was a moderate business passing at full prices, but particulars do not transpire. Market quiet. Fixtures: — irl Kirkstall, steamer, 2,200 tons, 10 per cent.. August 15 to September 15, Colastine to United Kingdom, or Continent, 20s. wood. Steamer, 2,500 to 3,000 tons, August, Huelva to United Stakes, 8s 9d. Movements of Local Vessels. Ashby left Bilbao for Middlesborough 13th. Glenby parsed Dover fcr Middlesborough, 14th. Thordisa left Baltimore 13th. Free Lance left Terneuzen for Cardiff 15th. Westergate arrived St. Nazaire 16th. Blaenavc-n arrived Pomaron 16th. Ti-eherbert passed Gibraltar for Pomaron 16th. Gra-nsha arrived Havre 15th. Ormesby passed Gibraltar for Philadelphia 14th. Haxby left Philadelphia for Antwerp 14th. Selby arrived Uleaborg 15th. Shipping Casualties. [Lloyd's Telegrams.] Friday. Ibadan, steamer, from Tyne, arrived Colombo boijers leaking. Fern done, steairier. at New York, has propeller broken; shipping spare one. Hylton. British steamer, Pomaron for St. Petersburg, copper ore, arrived Copenhagen after being ashore: surveyed, recommended diacharge and dock for repairs. Madeleine.—St. Pierre (Martinique) telegram states: Madeleine tota.lly lost by fire here; passengers and crew saved. W. S. Flower.—Lloyd's correspondent at Gravesend telegraphs this evening as follows :-Ketch W. S. Flower, of and for Goole, from Tilbury Dock, cargo dye nuts, sank 2.45 this afternoon in Lower Hope; captain reports his vessel was struck by a torpedo discharged from Cliffe Fort. Hamberto, Spanish ship, Hamburg for Bruns- wick. ballast, stranded Sandwick last night; since floated unassisted, and anchored Ramsgate Roads. General De Negrier, French barque, struck at entrance East Basin when docking Cardiff, damaging starboard bow. Heston and Fdward Williams, collier steamers, both for Tvne. collided off Grav-e,send this morning. Former had one port bow plate indented; letter's starboard quarter damaged. Both proceeded. Darro, steamer, ashore Calf Sound, has broken in two; now total wreck. Activ and Grace Darling.—Norwegian steamer Activ collided British steam yacht Grace Darling, anchored off Bergen: latter lost anchor and chain, and had forecastle deck started. South Wales Tide Table, j h • j ■ t (i § H 6 2 &. h o E g W Cm O Z Sarur- ( ftioriu'g 7 57 7 53 7 54 8 54 8 54 dav, J ETeane 8 14 8 9 8 10 9 12 9 12 Aug.I7 33 9 31 8 55 31 55 3 34 _7 Sun- 1 Morni'g 8 511 8 25 8 26 9 26 9 26 dav. J Eveni'g 8 48 8 41 8 42 9 42 9 43 Aug. 18 ( Height 33 2 30 9 33 1 54 1 35 5 .Men- Morni'g 9 4 8 til 8 58 9 :;6 9 58 dav. Eveniu' 9 20 9 13 9 15 10 10 10 12 Aug.19 Hf.jbr 52 4 29 7 31 10 -2 7 51 10 Tues- ( M»r*'ig I 9 -6 9 28 9 31 10 25 10 27 day livjnns I 9 52 9 44 9 49 10 40 10 42 Aug. 20 UUieM. 31 2 28 3 30 2 30 29 11 Wed- ( Mor'insr 10 9 10 1 I 10 6 10 56 10 55 uesdav, Eveuin' 10 27 10 29 10 24 11 13 11 14 Aug. 21 ■. "HeicUt 30 0 26 9 [28 5 28 8 27 9 *E. Dock Sill. tAIex&ndra. Dock. tRoatb Basin.
METROPOLITAN RAILWAY. A meeting of the Metropolitan District Rail- way was held at the Westminster Palace Hotel on Friday. Mr. J. S. Forbes explained their un- satisfactory position by the competition of the twopenny tube. Their only hope now was to bring themselves up to date. A deadlock had been reached in reference to their pro- posed electric system. Mr. Yerkes had now gone to inspect the Ganz system.—The Chair- man alluded to a re-construction of the board of directors, providing for an infusion of new blood, and said that he himself intended to retire from the chairmanship in favour of Mr. Perks, M.P., though he would remain on the board.
KETCH SUNK BY A TORPEDO. Lloyd's Gravesend correspondent telegraphs that the ketch W. S. Plower, of and for Goole, from Tilbury Dock, with a cargo of dye nuts, sank on Friday afternoon. The captain reports that his vessel was struck by a torpedo, dis- charged from Cliffe Fort.
MOVEMENTS OF ROYALTY. The Grand Duke of Hesse' arrived at Hom- burg on Friday afternoon and remained with King Edward for two hourt-. His Majesty, accompanied by the Grand Duke, afterwards returned to Frankfort by motor car.—Renter. Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria left Homburg on Friday morning by special train for Hamburg on their way to Copenhagen. They were accompanied to the station by King Edward—Reuter.
CHINESE PROTOCOL A dispatch from Peking eays that the foreign Ministers have signed the draft of the Protocol. The Chinese plenipotentiaries are expected to sign the Protocol on Tuesday next.
AMERICAN IRON COMPANY SOLD. A New York telegram says that the share- holders in the Bethlehem Iron Company on Thursday voted in favour of accepting the seven and a half million dollars which the Bethle- hem Company has offered for their goodwill and phvnt. It is believed that the latter intends selling the woTks to President Schwab, of the Steel Trust, for the benefit of Vickers- Maxim and Cramps.—Central News.
PRIMROSE LEAGUE (CARDIFF HABITATION). The Cardiff and West Wyndham Habita- tions wi!l hold their annual fete in the beau- tiful grounds of Rookwood, the residence of Colonel Sir Edward Hill, Llandaff. on Wednes- day next. An excellent programme of sports has been arranged, and the Tongwynlais Brass Band will be in attendance. Speeches will be delivered by Colonel Wyndham-Quin, M.P., and other gentlemen.
LAWN TENNIS. Langharne v. Haverfordwest.—This match was played on the ground cf the latter on I Thursday, and resulted in an easy win for Lausharne.
the Champion's one-horse selection for to- day is ELLERAY (extra good each way).
PROBABLE STARTERS FOR TO-DAY'S RACES. Black Nest Handicap.-Nipoon, Sun Bonnet Adelina, Mat Salleh, Sans Gene, Canderois Elleray, Hazledene, Nata, Katrine, Pangloas and Granville colt. Two Year Old Selling Plate.-All ready to run August Handicap.—Yusen. Papola. Storm Signal, Lady St George. Jettatura, Silver Fox, Feddal, and Mciieyspinner. Slough Selling.-AlI redy to run. Eton Handicap.—White Nun II.. Hay Presto W innipeg. Maisie II., Nameless Lady. Court Belle, and Swooper Meadow Selling.-Lammas. Belmeath Bar- oerstown, and Tiny. Rothschild Maiden Plate.—Merry Monk n., Hurry On. Shaun Rhu, Donaella, Wenvoe filly' and Royal Bess. y'
FROM JURY-BOX TO POLICE CELL At Southwark Police-court, yesterday Thomas Brewer, 72, of no occupation, of Lavender-hill, v-as charged with being drunk at Borough- road. Police-constable 76 M said that at half-past six on Thursday evening prisoner was sitting on the ground, with a crowd round him. He declared that he was suffering from rheu- matism. but he smelt very strongly of rum. I Prisoner: )Ii! dear. (Laughter.) The constable said he assisted him up, but after he walked a few yards he again fell down. He then took him into custody. Prisoner denied being druaik, and said he was a martyr to rheumatism. When the constable arrested him he had come straight from the jury-box at the South London Sessions, where he had been serving, amd was waiting for a Clapham tramcar. Mr Clapham: What is your occupation? Prisoner: None at present. I'm too old; they won't look at me. I was on railway work for nearly sixty years. Mr. Chapman bound him over to keep the peace.
TO-DAY S HflClnS, I Windsor Meeting. WINDSOR, Friday. The weather conditions were favourable at Windsor this afternoon, and the attendance was of satisfactory dimensions. Although the programme contained no particularly impor- tant item, the racing turned out interesting, fields being of average strength. The meet- ing is continued to-morrow, and my selections are I August Handicap—STORM SIGNAL. Eton Handicap-HAY PRESTO. Black Nest Handicap—MANGO RELISH. Meadow Selling—TINY. Rothschild Plate-HURRY ON. Slough Selline—OFF CHANCE. Two Year Old Selling—ROSALIND COLT. VENATOR.
OLD SAM'S FINALS. WINDSOR MEETING. 2.0—SNN BONNET. 2.30—ROSALIND COLT 3.0—STORM SIGNAL map). 3.30—BONNY YORKSHIRE LAD or SALIX. 4.0—HAY PRESTO mau). 4.30—BARBERSTOWN. 5.0—SHAUN RHU (if absent. MERRY MONK In REDCAR MEETING. 2.0—BABWORTK or PALMARO. 2.30—M A HOG ANY GELDING or GALOP ADE GELDING. 3.0—LOBD BOBS. 3.30—W AR PAINT (nan\ 4.0—YORKTOWN (nap).' 4.30—HOYLAKE or OLDHAM.
SPORTSMAN—"VIGILANT." 2.0—Sun Bonnet. 2.30—Rosalind colt. 5-0—Jettatura or Storm Signal. 4.0-Hev Presto. 4.30-CàLderos or Tiny 5.0—Merry Monk II. r.n r- MAN" ON THE SPOT. 2.D-Granville colt. 2.30—Inversion or Rosalind gelding 3.0-Papola. 3.30—F M.P or Little Bob. 4.0—Hey Prest j. 4.30—Canderos. 5.0—Hurry On. SPORTING LIFE—"AtTGUR." 2-0—Mppon or Sun Bonnet. Princess of Ayr or Rosalind colt. o.O—Storm Signal or Jettatura. 3.30—Blend or Cross Counter. ^•0—Hay Presto or Nameless Lady. 4.3C-Canderos or Cheltine. 5.0—Merry Monk II MAN ON THE SPOT. 2.0—Nippon. 2.30—Rosplind colt. 3.0—Jettatura. 3.30—Blend. 4.0—Maisie II. 4.30-Tinv.. 5.D-Merry Monk II. SPOR7TNG CHRONICLE—"KETTLEDRUM." 2.0-College Queen 2.30—Rosalind colt. 3.0-8 t George. 3.30—Trusty. 4.0—Maisi-e II. 4.30—Ca ndero s. 5.0—Merry Monk n. „ „ TT TRAVELLING CORRESPONDENT. 2.0—Ha&ledene. 2.30-ROImlind colt. 3.O-Tavlor'g selected. 3.30—Little Bob. 4.0—Hey Presto. 4.30—B avenscliffe. 5.0—Merry Monk H. MORNING LEADER.-Nippon. Rosalind colt, Jettatura*, Kenwyn. Ray Presto, Barbers- town, and Shaun Rhu. DAILY EXPRESS.—Sun Bonnet. Rosalind colt, Jettatura, Cross Counter, Hay Presto* Canderos, and Merry Monk II. DAILY MAIL.—Nata. Rosalind colt. Money- spinner, Little Bob, Hay Presto*, Canderos and Shaun Rhu. SPECIALS. RACIXG GAZETTE SPECIAL. 2.0—Elleray (good). 3.0—Lady St George. 4.0—Marialva. CHILTON'S GUIDE SPECIAL 2.0—Sun Bonnet. 3.0—Lady St. George. 4.0—Hay Presto. 4.30—Barberstown. 5.0—The General. m JOCKEY SPECIAL. 2.0—St Paulus. 3.0—Jettatura. 4.0—O'Donovan Rossa. 4.30—Adolph Spreckles. 5.0—Shaun Rhu* TURF MARVEL SPECIAL. Redcar—3.30—War Paint (good). RACING WORLD SPECIAL. 2.O-Flle1'ay. 3.O-.Jetta tura. 4.0Bendorwitch. 5.0—Merry Monk II. LICENSED VICTUALLERS' MIRROR. 3.0—Lady St. George. 4.0—St Louvaine. SPORTING HERALD. 2.0—Vidarne. 3.0—Lady St George. 4.0-0ld Buck n. 4.30—Adolph Spreckele. 5.0—Hurry On. GALE'S SPECIAL. 2.0—Granville colt. 3.0—Storm Signal. 4.0—Beatitude. 5.0-Shaun Rhu. DIAMOND SPECIAL. 2.0—Elleray. 3.O-Stcnn Signal. 4.0—Beatitude. 4.30—Belmeath. 5.0—Sli ann Rhu. RACING WORLD. 2.0—Elleray. 3.0— Papola. 4.0—Hay Presto. 5.0—Merrv Monk H. SPORTING WORLD SPECIAL. 2.(}.Canderos. 3.0—Papola. 4.0—Hay Presto. THE JOCKEY. 2.0—Sandpiper n. 3.0—Jettatura. < 4.0—Marialva.
TO-DAY'S PROGRAMME. 2.0—The BLACK NEST HANDICAP of 150 sovs; second to receive 10 sovs. Seven furlongs. ys st lb ys st lb Nippon a 9 12 Elleray 3 7^2 Sandpiper II. 3 9 4 College Queen 3 jh St. Paulus 4 9 0 Escalade 3 7 11 Sun Bonnet 4 9 0 Sorciere 3 7 11 Archduke II. 6 8 12 Natebv 3 7 11 Killarue 4 8 10 Hazledene 3 7 9 Adelina 4 8 8 Nata 6 7 8 Vidame 3 8 8 Spatchcock 3 7 8 Taplow .386 Spring Duke 3 7 6 Mat Selleh 3 8 5 Keen Blade 3 7 5 Sans Gene 4 8 5 Katrine 3 7 4 Peterero 5 8 5 Netherland 3 7 4 Red Light 4 8 4 Mango Relish. 3 7 4 Clever Boy 3 8 4 Pangloss 3 7 4 Gazetteer a 8 4 Queen of the Orestes a 8 0 Moor 3 7 4 Sunday II a 7 13 Granville c 3 7 4 Canderos 4 7 12 Paradoxa f 3 7 4 Canderos 4 7 12 Paradoxa f 3 7 4 2.30—A TWO-YEAR-OLD SELLING PLATE of) 103 sovs; winner to be sold for 50 sovs. Five furlongs. Lady Ilsley f Rosalind c Princess of Ayr Eastern Rose f Quietude Philsinead Donah Inversion Good Girl f Wasp í 3.0—The AUGUST HANDICAP of 400 sovs; second to receive 30 sovs. One mile and a quarter. ys st lb ys st lb Sardonic II. 6 8 8 Sweet Dixie. 3 7 11 Yuaen 5 8 1 Jettatura 37 6 Papola 5 8 1 Silver Fox a 7 5 Storm Signal, a 8 0 Feddal 4 7 4 Ladv St. Ethelwulf 3 7 1 George 3 7 11 Moneyspinner 3 6 10 'z 3.3C—The SLOUGH HEAVY-WEIGHT SELLING HANDICAP of 103 sovs; winner to be sold for 50 sovs. Six furlongs. ysstlb YBstlb Blend 6 9 5 Bonnie York- Little Bob a 9 0 shire Lad 3 7 9 Kenwyn a 8 7 Off Chance 3 7 9 Trusty 3 8 3 F M P 3 7 8 Little Kath 3 8 0 Cross Counter 4 7 6 Violet Agnes.. 4 7 11 Lady Valence. 3 7 5 Salix 5 7 11 Tonsure 3 7 5 4.0—The ETON HANDICAP of 200 sovs; second to receive 10 sovs. Five furlongs ys st lb ys at lb O'Donovan Tea Cosy 3 7 5 Rossa 4 10 5 Seamew c 3 7 4 Sardine II 4.9 7 St. Louvaine .374 Ardeer 4 9 7 Maisie II 3 7 4 White Nun II. 5 9 1 Nameless Dewi Sant 4 8 9 Lady. 6 7 3 Fairy Field 5 8 9 Marialva 4 7 1 Beatitude 4 8 6 Bend Sinister. 6 7 0 Hay Presto 3 7 12 Court Belle 3 6 13 Winnipeg 4 7 11 Fleeting Love. 3 6 11 Petrosus 3 7 10 St. Avonicus 4 6 10 Old Buck II.. 4 7 10 Klingsor 3 6 10 Goldsmith St. Valentine.. 3 6 10 Maid c 3 7 7 Valentine c 3 6 10 Nnno 2 7 6 Swoorter 3 6 10 4.30-The MEADOW SELLING WELTER HANDI- CAP PLATE of 150 eoys; winner to be sold for 50 sovs; second to receive 5 govs. One mile. ys st lo ys st lb Doric II. 6 9 6 Bendorwitch 4 8 5 Adolph '-jueen Theo 3 8 4 Spreckels a 9 4 Teuton 3 8 4 Sly Fox 6 9 1 Barherstown J 8 4 Canderos 4 8 12 Ra8 Maktmnen 3 7 13 Lamma5 4 8 10 Satiation 3 7 10 Knight of the Ravenscliffe 7 9 Road 3 8 10 Hurst Park 3 7 7 Bertred 4 8 8 Cheltine 7 7* Belmeath 4 8 6 Tiny 3 7 7 5.0—The ROTHSCHILD MAIDEN PLATE of lo- sovs. One mile three furlongs. ys st lb ys st lb Merrv Monk II 6 9 5 Donzella 3 8 2 Tuesday 4 9 5 Royal Bess 3 8 2 Hurry On 4 9 5 Wenvoe f 3 8 2 Shaun Rhu o 8 6 Sheridan 3 8 2 The General. 3 8 5 Chacona 3 8 2 Ooe-sack Post o 8 2 ADDITIONAL ARRIVALS. Doric II. Lammas. Belmeath. Queen Theo, Nippon. Barberstown. Mat Salleh, Orestes, Spatchcock. Mango Relish, Hay Presto. Name- less Lady, Petroyis. Lady St George, Papola, Cossack Post. Donazella. Hurry On. The General. Royal Bess. Rosalind colt, Genista, Princess of Ayr. Bed of Heather. Secunda gelding. Swell of Ocean. Quietude. Trusty, Little Kath. Tiny, Pangloss. Maisie II. Storm Signal. Kenwyn, Violet Agnes, Off Chance, Tonsure, and Inversion. Redcar Meeting. TO-DAY'S RACING. Order of Running.—Upleatham Welter, 2.0; Beaumont Plate. 2.30: Foal Stakes. 3.0; Wil- ton Plate. 3.30; Sandhills Handicap, 4.0; Zet- land Welter, 4.30. ENTRIES. BEAUMONT PLATE. Dessvoltnre, Stars and Stripes. Earth- stopper, Mahogany gelding, Galopade geld- ing, Cape Nun, Whinflower, My Lady Fair. Merry Andrew, Ragged Robin, Dover Bay, and Adventure gelding. SANDHILLS HANDICAP. Marceline. 5yrs, 9st 41b; Sir Cassimer, 5vrs, 9ttt 21b; Ashdod, 5yrs. 8st 121b: Gairloch. 4yrs. 8st 101b; Meliboea, 3yrs, 8st 91b; Sagittarins, 4yrs, 8st 81b Dangerous. 3yrs, 8st 31b; Over- bury, 4yrs, 8st 31b: Glenelg, 3yrs, 8st 21b; Shorthead. 5yrs, 8st 21b; Columbary, 3vrs. 8st lib; Turin, 3yre, 7st 131b; Belle Promise. 3yrs, 7st 121b; Adela filly, 3yrs. 7st lilb: Cooper, 3yrs, 7st 91b; Field Cornet. 3yrs, 7st 71b; Maid of Oak. 3yrs. 7st 71b: The Match, 3yrs, 7st 71b; Joe Sala, 3yre, 7st 71b; York. town, 3yiw, 7st 71b. SCRATCHINGS. Wilton Plate—Steel Cap, Ergot, and O*ho- nyx. Foal Stakee-Baeilique. ADDITIONAL ARRIVALS. Ashdod, Adela filly, Babworth, Batty colt. Cornice, Columbary, Dangerous, Dessvolture, Disdain, Earthstopper, Hoylake. Lovetin, Mas- querade, Morocco Bound. Marceline. M.D., Qneen Catharine, Sagittarius, and Stare and Stripes.
DEAR COAL, Effect on Railway Dividends, During the past couple of years railway com- panies, local and otherwise, have attributed a large proportion of the falling off of their dividends to the very heavy increase in the coal bill. So far as local lines are concerned the worst period was passed six months ago, although, of course, all. the lines continue to suffer heavily. At the Taff Vale meeting the chairman was able to announce a saving for the past half-year, as compared with the corresponding period of 1900. of £391. Other lines were, perhaps, more fortunate in not feeling the increased cost so early in the big coal boom by reason of their contracts. The coal bill of the Barry C-ompaW showed an increase of .El.OOO. and the Cardiff Railway of £250. but the Rhymney increase was £ 5,625, or nearly sufficient to ray '3 per cent. per annum extra dividend. The big railway companies of the kingdom have suffered more heavily than the local lines, as the following figures compiled by the "Financial News" will show. The writer says:—"Confining our attention to locomotive fuel we show in the following table how much of the shrinkage in dividends has been caused by the increased cost of engine coal and coke — Smaller Increased Dividends. Cost of Fuel. £ JE Great Eastern 132,600 110,200 Great Northern 210,800 101.300 Great Western 302,000 300,400 Lancashire and York- shire. 230.200 102,800 London Brighton .00. 57.800 88,800 London and North Western 553,400 335,500 London and South Western 105,800 95.600 Midland 340.400 165,100 North Eastern .w. 171.600 94,500 South Eastern and Chatham 137,200 104.500 This table, it will be observed, shows a con- siderable amount of irregularity. For example, the Brighton Company's coal bill more than accounts for the lessened dividend payment, that of the Great Western is very nearly equal to the smaller distribution, and the margins between the two gets of figures are comparatively unimportant in the cases of the Great Eastern. South Western, and South Eastern and Chatham companies. On the other hand, the North Western dividend dimunition owes nearly £ 218,000 to the addi- tional cost of other materials, wages, fixed charges, and so on: the Midland increases, in directions other than locomotive fuel. amount to £ 175.000. those of. the Lancashire and York- shire to el27,400, those of the Great Northern to £109.500, and those of the North Eastern to £ 77,000." Relative Prices of Coal. The relative prices of coal in the United Kingdom and the United States now and ten years ago (says the American Artisan ") may be instructively compared. This is done in the following table, where figures are given for the three years 1888 to 1890 and 1898 to 1900 United United Years. Kingdom. States. Per ton. Per ton. e. d. 8. d. • 1888 5 0J 6 0 1889 6 4i 5 3i 1890 8 3 5 2i 1898 6 4i 4 5 1899 7 7 4 Si 1900 10 91 5 51 In comparing these figures it must be borni in mind that many circumstanceB-auch at the quality of the coal mined, improved machinery, nearness to the surface, the nature of the soil. Ac.—affect the average value at the pit's mouth, in addition to any difference there may be in the cost of labour.
WHOLESALE MATRIMONIAL ALLIANCES. This morning, taking advantage of the annual holiday, which commenced in the Bolton district, close upon 100 oouples, mostly cotton operatives, were joined in the bonds of holy matrimony in Bolton and the imme- diate surrounding localities of Farnworth, Littlelever, Westhoughton, Littlehurton, and Walkden. In practically every case the happy couples left to spend the honeymoon at the seaside, as they will not have to attend their work until Tnesday or Wednesday next. During the August holidays hundreds of Lancashire factory workers will be married-
A GENEROUS GIFT. The Duke of Northumberland has given a site and £4.000 for the establishment of a higher grade girls school at Isleworth.
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY. MEDICAL.—Want-ed, experienced Assistant to ifanture a Branch (colliery;: duties iight; nioe neighbourhood: salary, £20\), rooms, attendance, and fucl,- Full particulars to P 68, Western Mail, Car- 4881*24 EXPKKIENCKD Man Desires Locuih Teuencv: dis- .fj enpagtd August 30th.— Address P 67, Western Mail, Cardiff. 4882w24 WANTED, Boy. about 14, to look after Pony and Trap; "»i111tier to mate himself useful.—P 69. Western Mail, Cardiff. 4883*21 IjlOli Sale, a Double-barrelled, 12 bore, Hamiuerlesi _F Gun: lop snap action; automatic safety botts; 28-inch barreis; modified choke; weight, pan:iculars apply P 70. Western Mail Oftke. Cardiff. w24 WANTED, Engagement a £ Traveller; liuui, grocery and in ivisinnf, or birwerj-.—References and secu- rity.—P 71.. Western Mail. Cardiff. 4885
Cardiff Tragedy. .—. —1 ■■ ■—— SHOP ASSISTANT'S SUICiDE. Due to a Strange Delusion. As we reported in our Pink Edition last night, An inquest was held at \he Cardiff Town- hall on Friday by Mr. E. Llewelyn Beeee, deputy-coroner, touching the death of James Gage, shop assistant, who committed suicide at Messrs Howell's draper yestablishment on the previous evening- William John Gage, clothier's manager, Pontypool. identified the body as that of his brother, James Gage. He last saw his brother alive at Pontypool on the 4th and 5th of August, and he then appeared to be in good health. He had been ill, suffering from a chill in the face. Had he had any troubles of any kind?—Not that I know of. He was in good spirits when you last saw him ?—Yes. What do you mean by a chill in the face?— A rash. Did it make him ill or disfigure him?—He was ill, but he would stick to business. You cannot give any reason for this act of his?-one whatever. Henry Williams, draper's assistant in the same employ, deposed that he slept in the same room as deceased. He saw deceased once on Thursday at four o'clock in the afternoon, and asked him casually how trade was, and he said, Quiet." He noticed nothing unusual in hie appearailce. On going to bed on the previous evening about twenty past eight he had just taken off his coat, and saw deceased on his knees between the two beds with his head on we floor and his hands on his throat. The place was full of blood, and deceased had an open razor in his right hand. He took the razor from his hand and put it on the floor. Witness snoke to him. He murmured some- thing in reply, but witness could not tell what it was. Several people came in, and with their assistance he put deceased in the bed, and sent for a doctor. the poor fellow being still alive. Dr. Arnold and Dr. Evans came. Death took place at about a quarter to nine. Witness-had noticed nothing strange in deceased's manner lately, nor had deceased been in trouble of any kind. How long have you been there with him sleeping in that room?—Since last Christmas. You did not know if he was in trouble of my kind?—None whatever, sir. How long was Gage likely to have been in his room that night; what time did he finish his work?—He was out rather early last night —about a quarter to eight. He wou-d go straight up to his room then?— He had his supper first and afterwards went upstairs. Mr. John Davies, drapery department, said deceased was under his supervision. He had been about twelve years in the employ of the company. Was he in difficulties of any kind with the firm?-Xo. You don't know how he stood with Mr. Howell?—No. Robert Edward Porter, cashier at the estab- lishment. in reply to the coroner, stated that the deceased was in no financial difficulties with the firm. He owed him nothing whatever, and, as far as he knew, the deceased was on very good terms with the management. Annie Hawker, a young lady. said deceased was a friend of hers. She last saw him on Wednesday night. Did he tell you he was in trouble of any kind?—He seemed very depressed. What did he tell you?—That he had been helping his brother at Pontypool. and was afraid of losing his situation through it. The Coroner: Did he tell you why he should lose his situation through his brother?—He said if Mr. Howells found it out he would discharge him. Did he give you any reason for it?—No; he did not give any reason. Then I suppose he did not make any sugges- tion to you about doing away with himself or anything of that kind?—None whatever. Has he been in this depressed condition for any length of time, or only lately?—On Sun- day he told me first. He wai then depressed, and on Wednesday he said the police were watching him. and that the Pontypool police had been in Howell's shop. Did he say that Cardiff police were following him, or simply the police?—The police. Did he say following, or watching?—Watch- ing. He said one of the Pontypool police had been to the shop on Monday morning. Did he speak to him?—No, he didn't speak to him. Did you find out why he thought the police were watching him?—I asked if he was in any trouble, and he said, "None at all." Prior to last Sunday he was of a cheerful dis- position?—Yes. How long have you been acquainted with him?—I have known him seven years. Police-constable Price, coroner's officer, was called m after death, and received from wit- ness Williams the piece of paper produced, with the following writing on it;—"I am innocent; I would not be disgraced." The last witness identified the writing as that of deceased's. Witness searched the room. but found nothing else in the way of letters. There was no foundation for his saying that the police were watching him. The Coroner (to witness Gage): You have heard what Miss Hawker has said about your brother helping you?—Yes; he has not helped me. It was a mistake on his part?—Yes. Dr. Arnold said he was called in, and found deceased lying on the bed, with a cut in the throat four inches in length, completely severing the windpipe. He was in a dying condition, and died in half an hour from ex- haustion from hemorrhage. This completed the evidence, and the Coroner briefly addressed the jury, who at once returned a verdict of "Suicide whilst labour- ing under temporary insanity."
final competition. The first prize is a gold statuette valued at JB500, the second and third prizes being duplicates in silver and bronze. The entire proceeds of the competition will be given to the Mansion I-Tiuse Fund for Widows and Orphans, and MV. Sandow will > ar all expenees, his chief aim, he explains, .'suing: to make physical education compulsory in schools.