EDUCATION BILL. Condemned by Sir Chas ¡ Dilke. SPEECH AT TH E SWANSEA LIBERAL CLUB. Sir Charles Dilke, M.P., paid a visit to Swansea—the first for many years-yester- day. After attending a private conference of shop assistants in connection with the Shop Assistants' Union and the Trades Council, he delivered an address on the Education Bill at the Liberal Club. Through a delay the speech did not commence until 10.30. Sir Charles said the Bill was one which concerned Wales closely. because Wales had playe<f a conspicuous part with regard to it. Speaking of the past history of education, Sir Charles said he seconded the motion of Mr. Henry Richard against the second read- ing .of Mr. Porster's Bill in 1870, and he had never regretted it. He understood the action of Mr. Forstcr on that occasion, for Mr. Foroter then believed there was no time to get a proper system of national education estab- lished. but he (Sir Charles) believed that if they did not get it then they would never get it. Subsequently he had fathered" the school board system in the country. By the establishment of school boards they had found a means of leavening the whole lump, and hoped it would lead to some system of national education. It WM intolerable that such a measure should be used for denominational purposes. The Welsh county councils and educational committees were well constituted and doing good work. Three years ago it was inconceivable that such legislation as was now proposed should have been possible. The lesson of the Seveqoaks election was that the ordinary man found there was a danger of reactionary legisla- tion from the present Government. Having referred in complimentary terms to the work of Mr. S. T. Evans and Mr. Lloyd-George, Sir Charles stated that the position in Wales was not so bad as in some parts of England. They in England recognised the good work done by Wales for Liberalism. If it were only for the Nonconformist vote. however, he felt there would be no chance of preventing the measure being passed, but they hoped that it would be seen that such reactionary legislation would tend to sever the country from the Colonies. The Bill was a backward step and a consecra- tion of a denominational system in education about which the English people had been weak enough to compromise. He hoped it would not be the case in Wales, and he assured his hearers that the fight against the Bill would be supported by himself. (Cheers.) Opposition of Swansea Trades Council. The Swansea Trades Council on Monday evening passed a resolution calling upon all affiliated societies and Trades Unionists of Great Britain to show their disapproval of the attitude of all those members of Parliament who have voted for the extinction of school boards and to take steps at the next election to secure the defeat of every member or can- didate who will not promise to vote for a national system of secular education main- tained out of public funds and controlled by the people. Resolution by Blaenavon Free Church Council, At the Free Church Council meeting a.t Blaenavon on Monday, when the Rev. W. A. Johns presided, it was resolved to enrol the names of those who were determined to refuse to pay the rate which would be levied under the Education Bill should that Bill become law, this to be done before Parliament re- assembles on October 16, and a resolution was unanimously carried urging the executive of the National Free Church Council to make arrangements for sending the petitions of the branches to the King in person, asking him to use his influence as Sovereign against the passing of this Bill, as being unjust to a large number of his Majesty's most loyal* subjects.
ABERTYSSWG DISASTER. Relief Fund Opened An Appeal to the Public. We have pleasure in publishing the follow- ing appeal: — To the Editor of the "Evening Express." Sir,—Would you kindly allow the insertion of the enclosed appeal? 1 may mention now that I am in receipt of a cheque for £6 Oe. 3d. from Llanwrtyd Wells, per Mr. John Owen Daviea. Temperance Hotel, being the proceeds of a lecture delivered by Dr. Gomer Lewis, Swansea, who was a visitor at, the Wells. Thanking you in anticipation, I am. Ac., Pontlottyn, Sept. 16. EVAN THOMAS. AN APPEAL TO THE GENEROUS PUBLIC. Having been urged by many sympathising friends, and having been offered help for the sufferers by the above explosion, we have determined to open a relief fund. There are some instances among the sufferers and bereaved of heavy families, and the compen- sation which will be due even if the maxirr.um be paid will be utterly inadequate to meet, the common necessities of such cases. We venture, therefore, on their behalf to make this appeal in the hope of receiving a generous and liberal response from a sympa- thetic public, so as to enable these sorely- stricken families to face a future that has been so darkened to them by the sudden loss of the breadwinner of the family with a ray of hope that the "wolf of want" will be kept from their doors. An influential committee is in course of formation, but in the meantime subscriptions can be sent to Mr. T. Richards. J.P., general secretary of the South Wales Miners' Federa- tion, Beaufort. Monmouthshire, and will be acknowledged in the usual way.—(Signed) THOMAS RICHARDS. General Secretary. Beaufort, Mon. EVAN THOMAS, Miners' Agent. Pontlottyn. via Cardiff.
QUEEN AND AMERICAN POETESS Miss Jennie Beasley, a New York young lady, has received a letter of thanks from Queen Alexandra for a poem of rejoicing which the young lady composed when King Edward's recovery was assured. It is entitled God has Saved the King.
ALLE ED RAILWAY THIEF Harry Edmonds, a smartly-dressed young man, described as a commission agent, of Wardour-street, Oxford-street, was at Mary- lebone Police-court, London, yesterday charged with stealing from a dining saloon at Euston Station a. lady's dressing-case. valued at £50. the property of Captain Gilbert Munro. of Elmsleigh. Send. Woking. —Captain Munro said that at Euston Station the previous evening he missed his bag from the carriage and found the prisoner in cua- tody—Henry Johnson, a detective to the London and North Western Railway Com- pany, said he saw the prisoners enter the saloon which the prosecutor and his wife left, pick up the bag, and walk off. When stopped he protested that the bag was his, and struggled to get away.—The prisoner was remanded.
THETMISSING ARCHDUKE. A Vienna paper, publishes a report from Bel- grade, which looked like news about Johann Orth. that is. the unfortunate Arehduke Johann. who disappeared in 1890. having last been seen on board his vessel, the Santa Margherita. in the winter of that year, at the Chilian port of Jaquique. The present story is said to have been based on leters from Ser- vian sellers in America, stating, on the authority of a, Dalmatian ship's officer, named Paichurich, that John Orth is living on one of the South Sea Islands. This, how. ever, is only a repetition of a report pub- lished in February, 1899, by a Buda-pest paper. Johann Orth may still be alive, but the Imperial family in Vienna is firmly convinced that he is not.
IRON IN FORMOSA. According to advices which have been received from Japan, the Mikado's Govern. ment. in consequence of discoveries of con- siderable magnitude of iron ore deposita in the island of Formosa, proposes to set aside a sum equal to about £100,000 sterling for the establishment there of a factory to turn out plates and rails. A special Government Com- missioner is now in Japan reporting upon the cost and prospects of this project, to which the greatest importance is attached.
STOP PRESS Latest felegrams. "EXP11E8S" OFFICE, 9.10 p.m. A DARTXG BUKGLABY. A daring hurplsry occurred at BecXonhy.m l»«t Sight, a large iowsiler's psUblteUmsat in Albsmsrls- road bpinv broken into between half-past eight and ten o'clock, and valuables worth nUH1y £1.000 stolen. Mr. Edward?, (ho proprietor, had only mov-xl into tile premise? a few months ago. The burglars forced .he shop from the main road, in front of which is a well-lighted and frequented thoroughfare. « TO-DAY \S CRICKET. Players of England v. Australians—Australian?: Hill, h Haigh, 31; Xobls, b Bhodes. 4: Duff, e Hay- ward, b Rhodes. 15; Parlinp. not out, 12: Hopkins, not out, 7; (lxtrl S, 9; total (five wickets), 245.
Told in Tabloids. Last night a child, named Brinley John, living at Bethes da-street, Merthyr, was knocked down by an ice-cream cart and bauly injured. The Swansea School Board Committee have decided to discuss the alleged grievances of the teachers on September 30 next. A section of the committee desired to leave over their application to be considered by the new body. New York, Wednesday.-Lord Charles Beres- ford arrived here last evening. In reply to the reporters at the landing-stage, he spoke some words of praise about the American Navy.— Central News. The committee of the Swansea Flower Show, faced with a deficit of jE60 in the recent show, have decided to reduce the prize money by 40 per cent., ae allowed by the rules of the society. Should the society in the future be in a position to do so, they will repay the amount now deducted. Miss M. I. Ebbutt, the newly-appointed head-mistress of the Lampeter Secondary School for Girls, has recently added to her distinctions by winning a prize of £50 offered by the Irish Literary Society (of which the Rev. Stopford Brooks is president) for the best essay on Early Institutions of Ireland." Last night a young boy, named Ifor Samp- son, living a-t 39, Raglan-street, was endear vouring to cross the road in one of the prin- cipal streets in Newport, when he was knocked down by a horse and trap. Sampson received an ugly cut on his right cheek, and had to be taken to Dr. Lane's surgery, where it was found necessary to put several stitches in his face.
"LOYAL" TWINS AND VACCINATION, At the Thames Police-court, London, yester- day a railway ticket-collector asked Mr. Dickinson, the magistrate, for certificates of exemption from vaccination in respect of his two sons. Th-5 Magistrate (smiling): Twins? Applicant.: Yes. I notice you call one .of them Albert Edward and the other Edward Albert?- Yes. Well, you can't help it now. It is very loyal of you, but in later years it may lead to con- fusion. Don't you think so?—I don't think so, sir. Do you assure me you seriously believe that it would be prejudicial to the health of these twins to be vaccinated?—Ye3, sir. Very well; I will grant you a certificate.— Thank you. They have not complained of anything, I suppose? (Laughter.)—Ho, sir. Applicant then withdrew, apparently ex- tremely satisfied.
STRANGE ACTION OF A BRITISH LINER The French war vessels Bruix and Surcouf have arrived -at Brest from Martinique. Admiral Gourdon reports a singular incident which took place on September 8, after leaving Las Palmas. The two cruisers sighted a large British steamer which was sending up rockets, and apparently making signals of distress. The Brtfix approached the steamer, and the captain then informed the war vessel that he was in no way in need of help, and was much surprised at receiving the offer. Admiral Gourdon (a Brest telegram says) has sent a report to the Minister of Marine on the matter.
A DOG'S TRAMP OF 200 MILES, At the end of June a Leeds doctor received a present of a collie ten months old from his brother, who resides in Ohipping Norton. Oxfordshire. Three or four days after its arrival by train the dog was lost, and nothing more was heard of it until yesterday, when the Leeds gentleman received a wire from his brother announcing that the animal had arrived at Chiyping Norton. The distance is nearly 200 miles, and if the animal went any- thing like straight it must have trudged through the counties of Derby, Leicester, Warwick, and Oxford in order to get to its destination.
T THE SHIPBUILDING TRADE. The monthly report of Boilermakers' and Iron and Steel Shipbuilders' Society, issued last night, states that it is not so gratifying to find that there is a larger number of mem- bers on the funds this month than last, the number being 3,377—an increase of 499. The South Wales district committee rfgret that they are unable to give a cheering account of the condition of trade, a large number of men being idle. London district report3 a falling off in repairs. In the Mersey district the condition of trade is unfavourable. although there is some improvement in repairs No material change is reported on the Tees, but shipbuilders are not obtaing new orders. At Belfast shipbuilding is in a healthy con- dition, every available berth being occupied. In Scotch shipbuilding centers there is a, dearth of new work, although members are fairly well employed. Employment in the Tyne district is said to have dccliued and the prospect is not at all promising. The position on the Wear is unchanged, the unemployed being about 8 per cent.
THE COAL TRADE. No Stoppage Likely in January. NEW MOVEMENT OF THE COALOWNEHS. As we stated on Tuesday. there is no pro- bability of the ooalowners giving notice to terminate contracts on January 1. There is absolutely no reason why they should take such a step. At the present prices and wages most of the collieries are paying fair divi- dends, and it is within the bounds of possibility that an arrangement will be made by which the stronger will help the weaker, and a certain sum be set aside to cover any losses which may result from the stoppage of the weaker class of collieries. This will mean that the efforts of the Federa- tion to control the supply of labour will to a great extent be neutralised, because they will have to make a heavy call upon their funds to meet the demand of those who are out of work. It is a case of diamond cut diamond," but the position is saved for the time by the speeches of "Mabon," Mr. W. Brace, and Mr. Tom Richards. They all declare that there will be no stoppage, and a prominent coal- owner has just wired us in reply to a ques- tion whether the owners would give notice to terminate contracts.— Matter mentioned in wire has not been even considered. No one can have any authority. Many things may happen before December." The lam sentence, carefully worded as it is. gives, in connection with "Mabon's" utterance, the key-note to the whole situa- tion—there will be no stoppage at the end of the year unless there is quite an unlooked- for drop in prices.
WELSHING IN WARWICK RACES At Warwick yesterday Arthur Smith, book- maker and butcher, of Camberwell, was charged with stealing £2 2s. 6d., the moneys of Thomas Wigley, foreman polisher, of 127, Pres- cutt-street, Birmingham, at Warwick races on the previous day.—Prosecutor said he backed Paramatta, the favourite for the first race, at four to one. When he went to collect his win- nings he found the prisoner had bolted, but he afterwards ellow him in the custody of the police.—Detec- tive Potts, <5T Ashton, said he was watch- ing the prisoner, who was betting in the name of Parsons. Just before the race concluded a confederate ran up and said, "The favourite is winning. Get!" He then ran away, gave his bag to a man in the crowd, and threw his hat away, in order to use another which was in his pocket. His clerk also, bolted, and a crowd of betting men prevented Detective White- house, of Birmingham, from arresting him.— The prisoner, through his solicitor (Mr. Baker), pleaded guilty, and said he lost so heavily on the race that he was compelled to get away.— There were a number of cases against him, but only a second was taken, in which the prose- cutor was Arthur Plant, of Coventry. Although prisoner said it was his first offence, Detective Potts said he belonged to a party of London welshers, who had given much trouble at War- wick races.—He was sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment, with hard labour, and the money found upon him ( £ 3 ls.) was divided between the prosecutors.
RAJAH BROOKE OF SARAWAK The King has (says the "Manchester Guar. dian") ordered that Bajah Brooke of Sara- wak and his family are to have the same position, precedence, and honours in England as Indian princes and chiefs of the first class. Hitherto, although the Rajah has been an independent prince under the protection of Great Britain for over 50 years, his position in England has been merely that of an English gentleman. But Sir Charles Brooke the moment he left England fiewhis own flag and was saluted on land and e.a by, amongst others, British ships and ports ae a. sovereign prince with nineteen gulls.
HOUSEBREAKING AT CHELTENHAM A young man, named Robert Adams, alias Blakley. describing himself as a general dealer and giving an address at Great Ann- street, Bristol, was before the Cheltenham magistrates yesterday on a charge of house- breaking and robbery. It appears that Mr. Seaton, one of the assistant masters at Chel- t, iham College, locked up his house, Chimlea. Eldon-r^ad, safely towards the end of July, and that during his absence the prisoner was seen to climb over the garden gate with a bag on his arm, and return to his truck two h^ura later with the bag full of articles. Inspector Parker tracked him to a house in Stanhope-street, where he found concealed in or under the man's bed a large quantity of clothing and other things, valued at £16 10s., which Mr. Seaton now identified as his property.—The Bench sent him for trial at the county quarter sessions-
THREATENING AN AUNT Henry Moody, 39, ship's steward, pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal-court, London, yesterday to sending a letter demanding money with menaces from Emily Anderton.— Mr. Frande, who prosecuted, said that the prosecutrix, who resides in Bermondsey, was th"! prisoner's aunt. The letter the subject of the charge was sent on the 5th ult., and in it the accused demanded from his aunt £20, threatening her with violence unless his de- mand was complied with. He added that did not care whether he got five years or twenty years for what he would, do to her unless the money was paid. It was stated that Moody was formerly in the Army. and served in the Bormah War.—The Judge said he was satisfied that the prisoner wrote the letter in a fit of temper, and did not really mean to do any harm to his aunt. He bound the prisoner over to come up for sentence if called upon.
REPORTED BRITISH STEEL TRUST. No confirmation of the rumoured attempt to establish a British steel trust to combat the Americans could be obtained on Tuesday from the offices of YaMrs. Guest, Keen, and Nettlefold (Limited). The statement is a revival of a rumour previously circulated, and is based on the well-known pourparlers between the heads of the great steel firms in the Midlands, South Wales, and North of England as to the best means of providing against the operations of the American Steel Trust whenever they should seriously menace the British steel trade. No definite scheme has, however, been submitted. Another Birmingham correspondent tele- graphs:—On inquiry at Gueet, Keen, and Nettlefolds the manager stated that they were not concerned in the reported British steel rail combine, and characterised the story as absolute nonsense. Careful and elaborate investigations made in the City failed to discover a particle of truth in the story. It was sweepingly denied at nearly all the offices of the companies named as formed the trust, and where no denial was obtained it was because there was no one on the premises in a position to give any information. The manager of Crawehay Brothers concurred with the statement that the report was absolute nonsense from beginning to end."
SHIPPING"MANAGERS' CONFERENCE With regard to the report to the effect that it was doubtful whether the proposed con- ference at Ostend of managers of British and German steamship lines engaged in the South American trade would be held, the Hamburg Borsenhalle" learns that the conference will take place, and that Herr Ballin, the director-general of the Hamburg-American Company, left on Tuesday for Ostend, in order to attend the proceedings.—Renter.
SAFETY OF AN OVERDUE LIVERPOOL SHIP News lias been received in Liverpool of the arrival at Sydney, New South Wales, of the ship lone, which reported on arrival having spoken the Liverpool ship Scottish Hills on the 9th of August all well off the Kaima Islands. The speaking of the vessel has allayed a great deal of anxiety. The Scottish Hills signed on her crew al Newport, where several of the crew belong.
THE LONDON PRESS. Examples of Their Views To-day. BRIEF EXTRACTS FROM LEADING ARTICLES. Realisp^ion of Justice. If politicians would only realise that the things that matter in life are rather firesides than spheres of influence, nations might in time come to be communities existing for the concrete realisation of justice instead of rival Powers busied in the ruinous task of preparing for a war which even the Pelletans and the Chamberlains would dare to provoke. —" Morning Leader." British Railways. Unless some method can be found of reducing the cost of working, the outlook for the British railways is a somewhat gloomy one. But. fortunate!. there is an ample field for economy.—" Daily MaiL" Returning Boer General. South Africa is the proper place, we cannot but think, for men of light and leading who sincerely desire to assist in the pacification of the country, and to promote the well-being of those who are suffering from the conse- quences of the war.—" Daily Chronicle." Perhaps. Perhaps in time we may be able to record both in East and Weet the ripening of a public opinion to the point of suppressing I gambling along with other vicious practices that have already been placed within the cate- gory of crimes punishable by law.—" Daily News." Lord Milner, The recent appointment of the Hon. G. Law- ley as Governor of the Transvaal will, no doubt, relieve the High Commissioner of some of his arduous duties, and may open the way for Lord Milner to take the holiday of which he stands in need, and to which, it is said among his personal friends, he has long looked forward.—" Daily Graphic." Railway Employes' Thrift. A scheme of considerable interest to em- ployes of the North Eastern Railway is on foot. In June last a representative meeting pf all grades of the men, held at York. affirmed the desirability of forming an old-age pension scheme with the oompany's assistance. Fol- lowing upon that meeting delegates were appointed from different parts of the system for the purpose of fomring a scheme for pre- sentation to the directors, and they have been in private conference during the last two days with this end in view at the Railway Institute, York. They adjourned yesterday until a future date, when it is hoped to com- plete a. scheme which will be submitted to the general body of the men before being pre- sented to the directors.—" Times."
THE SAD DEATH AT MERTHYR Funeral of the Deceased for Friday. Dr. Jones, coroner for Breconshire, was communicated with this morning, but the time of the inquest has not yet been fixed. The funeral will take place at Vaynor Church- yard on Friday. Deceased was a member of the Loyal Cambrian Lodge of Freemasons, a.nd it is expected that the brethren will attend the obsequies.
RAILWAY CHARGE. Power of the Great Western Company. William Webb, 38, a well-known character, again figured in the dock at Cardiff Police- court to-day before Mr. Louis Samuel. He was charged with disorderly conduct and making use of obscene language at the Great Western Station on August 18. An official of the company deposed that prisoner used abusive language on one of the railway platforms. He refused to go away, and was given into custody. Mr. Rees (clerk): You have the right to ex- clude the public if you wish?—Yes. This man is always there from morning to night. Detective- inspector Scott explained that pro- ceedings were taken by the company as usual, under their own Act. The Clerk: I want to see what power you have to arrest. Mr. Samuel sent the witness for the Act. and meanwhile Mr. Jotham arrived, and also adju- dicated on the bench. Subsequently, addressing prisoner. Mr. Samuel a id: "The station authorities don't wish to punish you at present. You had better not go there any more. Will you proihise? Prisoner: Not go there at all! How am I to get a living? Mr. Samuel: That will do. Railway Detective-inspector Matthews: He is a. continual nuisance. Mr. Samuel: Why don't you charge him as a trespasser? That's how he should have'been charged.—I was not there last night. Mr. Samuel: Treat him as a trespasser within the meaning of the Act. Prisoner was then discharged.
MEMORY. A Singular Case Reported in Brussels. A queer case of loss of memory, attributed by the person most concerned to the fact that whenever he has a good dinner he fails to collect the number of the street in which he lives, is related. An evening or two ago an individual of venerable aspect made his exit from a. fashionable restaurant in Paris, and, hailing a cab, asked the driver to take him to a certain street. "What number?" inquired the jehu. "I tell you such and such a street," was the curt answer. When, however, the street had been reached the cabman naturally repeated his question. "I really cannot re- member." the old gentleman replied. "It is very odd. Whenever I have had a good dinner I cannot recollect the number of my house. But go down the street and I shall be sure to recognise my dwelling." The thoroughfare is a long one, and when, after proceeding at a very stow pace, the vehicle had arrived at the end, the driver explaining that his horse was I tired, requested his fare to alight. The vener- able individual, however, declined to do eo, and was consequently conveyed to the nearest I police-station. "It is very strange," he told the officials, "I can never recover my memory until I have had a sound sleep." After paying the driver handsomely he sat down on a bench and was soon locked in slumber. Sure enough, after some hours' repose, the hero of this peculiar adventure gave the number of his his house, and, with profuse thanks for the civility with which he had been treated, started off for his abode to finish the night comfortably on his downy couch.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE BOERS. It is stated in usually well-informed Boer circles (says a Renter's telegram from Brussels) that friends of the Boer generals in London are endeavouring to obtain from the British Government the financial assistance for Boers refused by Mr. Chamberlain in his first inter- view with the generals. They have, it is said. already made advances in responsible quarters, and the negotiations are likely to result in the granting of a part < not the whole, of the application previously mad*. New Gold Main Reef. Johannesburg, Tuesday.—According to tho account of the survey made by the mining engineer, a new gold main reef series has been found in the new Colonies, from which excellent results may be expected.—Reuter. I
BOATING FATALITY. Fishing Skiff Lost Off Irish Coast. FOUR MEN SUPPOSED TO BE DROWNED. News reached Belfast on Tuesday of a boat- ing accident at Annalong, involving the loss, it is feared, of four lives. Much excitement was caused on Monday night when it became known that one of the skiffs fishing for mackerel had not returned to the harbour. The excitement was increased when it became known that several people on shore had seen a sail disappear, which, taken in conjunc- tion with the non-arrival of one of the skiffs, caused the greatest alarm. Accordingly a crew of men put out in one of the large luggers, and patrolled the channel all night and on Tuesday morning, but without result. It is feared that the stays of the mast had broken, and owing to the strong wind blow- ing at the time, the mast had gone through the bottom of the boat, causing her to sink. The names of the men are William Heaney, Henry Burdon. John Doran, and Arthur M'Oarten. Heaney leaves a widow and two children, but all the others were single men.
THE SWANSEA TRAMWAYS EXTENSION. Arrangements for the Surface Contact System. Swansea is about seriously to try a new system of electric traction. The sections pro- posed to be laid on the surface contact system comprise Sketty, Walter-road, Mansel-street. Bryn-road, Gorse-lane, Oxford-street, Wind- street, Quay-parade, and Port Tennant. At the last meeting of the electrical committee letters were read respecting the Kingsland, Lorain, and Schuckert surface contact sys- tems. Mr. Robert Brown stated in a. letter dated the 3rd September that the Kingsland Company would be prepared to give a guar- antee with regard to the maximum cost of construction and satisfactory running of their system for six or twelve months, and if at the end of that period it is unsatisfactory they would undertake to instal the overhead equipment without additional cost. Tho com- mittee recommend, subject to the arrange- ment of satisfactory terms with the Kingsland Company with regard to the proposed ?us r- antee, and to the company undertaking to supply to the corporation at cost price the special appliances in use in their system,, that the borough surveyor and electrical engineer be instructed to prepare plans for the con- struction of certain of the tramways authorial by the Swansea and District Light Railways Order, 1902, upon the Kingsland system, in view of the approval of the Board of Trade being obtained to the mode of construction: and a sub-committee, consisting.of the mayor, the chairman and vice-chairman. Alderman Howel Watkins, and Councillors D. Davies, n. Harris, and M. Hopkin. was appointed to fur- ther consider the whole subject and to report thereon. This minute will be submitted to the council to-day for confirmation.
CAPE PARLIAMENT. The Premier and the Bond In the course of the debate on the second reading of the War Losses Compensation Bill in the Cape Parliament yesterday the Bond members urged that invasion was the cause of the rebellion, and that the Imperial Govern- ment, having failed to defend the borders, should compensate for the losses caused in both invasions. They insisted also that the rebels should be paid the full market value of the*horses and stock taken by the military authorities. Sir H. Juta. made a. scathing attack on these positions. Dr. Smartt asked Sir J. Gordon Sprigg if he intended to intro- duce a measure dealing with the importation and registration of arms, as suggested in Mr. Chamberlain's dispatch a-gadnst suspension, and also dealing with s-viitioue practices, such as intimidation and boycotting. Sir J. Gordon Sprigg replied in both cases in the negative, amid the oheers of the Bond.
THE AMERICA CUP. Challenge to be Sent within Next Few Days A Glasgow correspondent telegraphs that the final arrangements for the despatch by Sir Thomas Lipton of the challenge for the America Cup were made on Tuesday morning. The challenge will be sent off within the next few days, so as to reach the New York Club before October 1. The new Shamrock's builders and designer will be as previously announced. The hull of the yacht will be of milled steel, and not of manganese bronze, asintheprevioufyacbto. The design of the new vessel will not be materially altered, although there will be some divergence from the old lines forward. Shamrock HI. will not, it is stated, be as costly as Shamrock II. The "New York Herald" states that Captain Ba-rr has been engaged by the New York Yacht Club to take charge of the boat selected to defend the America Cup.—Renter.
PRESIDENT AND CYCLIST. M. Loubet, the French President, is the most good-natured of men. A few days ago, as he was shooting in the Forest of Marly, he again showed what a kind heart he possesses. Hie was proceeding along a path when he came across a cyclist, who was lying on the ground with his machine in an equally deplorable con- dition close by. "What has happened, my friend? Are you in pain i" he inquired kindly, and the poor man explained that he had been bowled over by some other cyclists who had been dashing along, and that he fainted away. The President of the Republic asked delicately whetner money would be of any use. The offer was declined with thanks, and then M. Loubet said. "I cannot leave you here without help. Where would you like me to take you to?" The cyclist answered that he would be glad if he could be conveyed to a friend at Saint Cyr. So one of the carriages which were in waiting for the accommodation of guests was promptly called, and the Presi- dent of the Republic did not leave the spot before he had seen that the sufferer had been ensconced with all the comfort which was pos- sible under the circumstances in the vehicle.
MRS, CARRIE NATION TO VISIT ENGLAND. Mrs. Carrie Nation the Kansas saloon smasher," has (says a New York correspondent) received an invitation from the Prohibition Alliance of London to cross the ocean and make war on the pablic-honsss in the British Isles. Mrs. Nation intends to accept the invitation, and will visit Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham, and other English cities. She says Great Britain is a greater slave to drink than America, and she expects to find no difficulty on the other side in using her hatchet. Before crossing to England Mrø. Nation intends to found a home in Kansas for the wives and children of drunkards. She is now engaged in selling miniatures of her famous hatch to pay the fines inflicted on her by unfeeling judges. She is anxious to eee President Roosevelt, and discuss temperance with him. "The President," she says, "is a beer-drinking Dutchman, and I am going to show him the error of his ways."
CANADA'S EXTERNAL TRADE The Canadian Customs statement, just issued, shows that the trade with foreign countries is expanding with surprising rapidity. The total trade for the fiscal year amounts to £80,000,000, the bulk whereof is with the United States and Great Britain. The trade with America amounts to nearly half Canada's foreign commerce, being £7,000,000 in excess of her trade with Great Britain.—Laffan.
f COAL PRIOES At the opening of tendere for coal at Charle- roi on Tuesday 136 lots were taken up at the same price as at the last adjudication. English firms offered fifteen Iota at prices con- siderably higher tha.n the Belgian coal- masters. At Liege 48 lots were taken up at about previous priccs.—K-euter.
PROGRESS AT THh GENERAL POST OFFICE The General Post Office authorities, after tests extending over six months, have decided to order twelve of the Columbia electric letter-stamping machines. The Columbia, which is worked by a small motor, is of simple construction, and does the stamping well. The experiments show that a machine will stamp from 24,000 to 27,000 letters and post- cards per hour, there bei^jv very few "misses."
TWICE ROBBED. i Dupe of Audacious Swindlers. COUPLE OF SHAM POLICE OFFICERS. Very curious. and at the same time extrmely unpleasant, is the adventure with which a worthy tradesman established in Paris has just wet. On proceeding to his soli- tary abode after the labours of the day he discovered that thieves had been paying it a visit, carrying off about JE20 and a fair amount of jewellery as well. The case was promptly reported to the police, and after a brief interval two men called at the shop, intro- ducing themselves as inspectors of the Criminal Investigation Department, who had been instructed to examine the flat from which the property had been abstracted and to draw up a report on the matter. The tradesman was very buey at that moment, so after apolo- gising for his inability to accompany the professing officials he gave them the keys of the dwelling, on the understanding that they should be returned as soon as the inspection of his premises was over. An hour sped by, and then another, but the two visitors did not come back. Feeling uneasy, at last the shop- walker hurried off to his abode, to find to his horror and dismay that he had been robbed a second time. This proved, indeed, to be a more serious affair than the first one, as valuable ornaments, clothes, and a number of other easily portable articles had disappeared, little besides the heavy furniture and kitchen utensils having been left behind. The unlucky tradesman rushed, off to the office of the local polic-e commieeary, where his worst fears were confirmed. Not a single inspector had been sent to him, and he had been the dupe of a couple of audacious swindlers, who had some- how got wind of his first misfortune. He thereupon lodged a second formal complaint, but he has little hope of recovering his lost property.
TRADE AND SHIPPING Local Charterings. „ EXCHANGE. Tuesday. 'Change was fairly well attended to-day, but business was quiet throughout the steam coal market. Buyers and sellers found it difficult to get into line of agreement as to prices. The former continue to incline to the belief that there will be no serious trouble at the end of the year, and are holding off the market accordingly, in the hope of getting supplies at lower prices. Sellers, on the other hand, show no disposition to give way, except in a few cases where the condition of stems is awkward. In all probability, a few days will decide whether buyers or sellers have' to give way, because neither are in a position to maintain their present attitude for any considerable length of time. Closing prices:—Best ateam coal 15s 6d to 15s 9d, seconds 14s 6d to 14s 9d, drys 14s to 14s 3d; beat smalls 7s 6d to 7s 9d, seconds 7s to 7s 3d, and inferior sorts from 6s 6d; best Monmouth- shire large 13s 3d to 13s 6d. seconds 12s to 12s 9d; beet house coal 14s to 14s 6d, seconds lis 6d to 13s; No. 3 Rhondda large 14s to 14s 3d, brush 12s to 12s 3d, small 9s 6d to 10s; No. 2 Rhondda large lie 3d to Us 6d, through and through 9s to 9s 6d. and small 6s 9d to 7s; patent fuel 15s 6d to 16s 3d: special foundry coke 228 6d to 23s. good foundry 19s to 20s. and furnace 17s to 18s per ton; iron ore—Rubio 14s 3d to 14s 6d, Tafna 15s to 15e 6d. and Almeria 14s 3d per ton, ex ship, Cardiff or Newport; pitwood 18s to 18s 3d per ton, ex ship. The freight market is rather quieter for the M diterranean, owing to the lack of new inquiries. Other trades are unchanged. The following are the latest fixtures reported:- OUTWAftD—STEAMERS. Cardiff to Rio de Janeiro. 12s (Basuta). Marseilles, 51f (Peterston), 3,500 tons. Bordeaux, Sif (Knnerdale). Maddalena, 4s "id (Llandrindod) Constantinople, 48 6d (Skallagrim). „ St. Nazaire, 41f (Qwalia). Oporto, 4s 7td (llamar). „ Malta, 2s 9d free discharge. 6d usual terms (Camrose), Singapore, 13s (Newton HallV Hamburg, 4s (Ardnamuit), 1,200 toni, „ Cadiz, 6s 3d (Silurian). Tarragona, 6s 6d, fuel (Maria). Bochefort, 4f 75c (Udala). Hels'ngborg, 58 6d (Borrepaard). Newport to Si. Nawiire. 4jf; option Nantes, 6jf (Gwent- land), 2,000 tons. Swansea to Pillau, 6s (Smaland), 600 tons. FOREIGN FIXTURES. FOREIGN FIXTURES. LONDON, Tuesday. » The demand for tonnage generally auiet. Fixtures:— Moorfield, steamer, 5,500 tons, October, Odessa to Rotterdam, 10s 6d. Deraby, steamer, 4,700 tons,- October 5—30, Danube to Botteidam, 13s. Sidifcy Thomas, steamer, 3,800 tons, September, Danube to West Italy, lOJf, G> efk terms. Steamer, 4,000 tons, October 10, Bulgaria to Antwerp, 10s 8d; 3d extra two loading ports. Steamer, 3,(¡I)(¡ tons, January 1-15, Poti to Rotterdam, 12s 3d. Phyllis, steamer, 3,400 tons, October 1-25, Nicolaief or Odessa, 128 6d one port Denmark, 13s two ports. Zillah, steamer, October, Calcutta, 199 9d net, open charter. Prah, steamer, October. Plate to Cape. £ 4.750- Arethusa, steamer, 2,500 tons, prompt, Tillarlcos to St. Nazaire, 10s. MOVEMENTS OF LOCAL STEAMERS. Cyril passed Beschv Head for Barry 15th. Nethergate left Halifax 13th. Parkgate left Odessa for Gibraltar for orders 14th. Stokeslev left Swansea for Bouen 16th. Rcchcfort arrived St. Malo 16th. Phoebe left Alexandria for Odessa 15th. Lac-kenby left Barcelona for Sulina or Kustendji 14th. Barlyby passed Pera for Gibraltar for orders 13th. Leven left Dunkirk for Port Talbot 13th. We-stonbv left Port Said for Odessa 14th. Caperby left Rotterdam for Newport 14th. Selby arrived Kerlch 14th, Stakesby arrived Castro 15th. Collivaud arrived St. Nazalre 16th. Mandalay left Marianople for Gibraltar 13tii. Warrior left Norfolk for Santos 14th. Dora arrived Baltimore 14th.
ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, Reuter's Agency is informed that the plans of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, under the leadership of Mr. William S. Bruce, ars now complete, and that it is arranged that the Antarctic ship Scotia will leave these shores early next month for the Falkland Islands. The sphere of activity will lie to the south of the South Atlantic Ocean, between the zones at present being investi- gated by the SwediEh and German expeditions. It is intended to reach as far south as is possible without being frozen in the ice. The principal objects of the expedition are to specialise in oceanography and meteorology, and a very complete set of the best instru- ments has been obtained for sounding and otherwise investigating the oceans of air and water. Two laboratories are provided for zoological researches. A compact and well- equipped photographic dark-room' has been fitted up .between decks. The equipment includes an apparatus for taking bird's-eye views from kites, and cinematographs for retaining records of the move- ments of penguins, seals. and other organisms. As the slnp will sail over that portion of the ocean where Boss obtained a sounding of 4,000 fathoms and no bottom," two great drums, each containing 6,000 fathoms of cable, will be taken. On the poop will be placed a specially-construoted motor-engine containing four miles of piano wire, to be used as a string for the huge tubes which will carry self-recording meteor- ological instruments into the higher regions of the atmosphere. Everything has been done to make the ship as strong as possible, the total thickness of her sides amidships being 25in. This alone will offer a stout resistance to the ice. but in addition huge beams are placed at frequent intervals. The leader of the expedition, Mr. W. S. Bruce, F.R.G.S., has already experienced four summers and one winter in the Arctic and one summer in the Antarctic.
GRAVE CONSPIRACY CHARGE AT ROSS At Harewood End (Ross) Edward Morgan, Upper Field Farm, Llangarren, near Ro-fce, and Thomas Gagg. dealer, Credenhal!, Hereford, were charged with unlawfully conspiring, with Edwin Alfred Bellamy, of Churcham, Gloucester, to fraudulently obtain from Rohert Newton Jackson, of Blackbrook, Mon- mouthshire, Thomas Shoule Perkins, and I Thomas Scudajnore. of Kilreague. respec- tively, thirteen cattle, 40 sheep, aud one bull on April 22 last, of the value of at--out j5115. Mr. Horace Lyne, of Newport, prose- cuted, and Mr. Evans, K.O. (instructed by Messrs. Jeffries and Power, of Brecon), appeared for the defence. A large number of witnesses were called, and the case, which lasted several hours, excited considerable interest, the parties concerned being WL, known farmers and dealers. After hearing the evidence the magistrates committed both defendants for trial at the Hereford Assises, bail being allowed in £100 each with one surety of £100..
Two youths, named Arthur Henson and Sidney Morgan, wfte on Tuesday at Newport fined 10s. each, or seven days' imprisonment, for stealing apples from the orchard of Mr. Joseph Waters, at Goldcliffe.
COLOMBIAN REVOLT. Railway Obstructed at Panama. EXPLANATION DEMANDED BY UNITED STATES. The situation with regard to the Isthmus of Panama- was further complicated yesterday by a cablegram to the State Department at Washington from Captain M'Lean, command- ing the United States cruiser Cincinnati, now at Colon. He says he went to Panama- on the previous day, but that his train was stopped twice by obstructions, plates of iron having been placed on the track. After the train had passed he saw the Governor and had a friendly conversation with him. On returning to Colon yesterday the train was again stopped by obstructions. The soldiers were compelled to remove them, but they then stood on the track. Captain M'Lean ordered the train to move on them, and they jumped away. He will guard the trains. No revolutionists are in sight, but they are reported to be coming towards the railroad. The authorities at Washington are surprised that the Columbian troops are obstructing the trains. The terms of the treaty are supposed to enjoin Colombia from interfering with the Transisthmian traffic, which the United States guarantees to keep open. The opinion of some naval officers acquainted with the Panama situation is that more trouble is to be feared from the Colombian Government troops than from the revolutionists. New York, Wednesday.—The State Depart- ment has instructed Mr. Hart, United States Minister at Colon, to demand an explanation of this violation of treaty rights. Captain M'Lean has been instructed to keep the rail- way open.
STOCK EXCHANGE. London Finance. [BY OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] LONDON, Wednesday. 11.30 a.m. Money in quiet demand at 1.1 per cent. Discount ratem-short and three months' bills, 2 15-16 to 3. Consols and Rupee Paper unchanged. Home Rails quiet. Americans steady. Trunks firm. Mexican Rails better. Rise: Second Pref J. Foreigners and Mines quiet. Trunks traffic.—Total increase, 14,856dols. Mexican Rails, 96,600dols. gross; 5,800dols. increase. PRINCIPAL CHANGES. Dover "A" J, Caledonian Deferred i up; North British Preferred i down; Southern Pacific. Wabash Pref 1, Atchison 1, Norfolk Common J, New York Central, Soutlern, Union Pacific, Wabash Debenture J, Atchison Pref, Baltimore, Canadian Pacific, Chesapeake, Milwaukee, Pennsylvania, Steels Ordinary Pref J, Erie, Ontario, Reading t up: Reading Firsts J, Denver t down; Trunks Ordinary 3-16, First, Third Prefs i. Second Pref Ã up; Chinese Silver, Cedulas "K" i, Por- tuguese 4 down, Rhodesia Exploration, Tinto 4, Char- tereds, Anaconda, Fingall 1-16 up, Kalgurli, Ivanhoe, Boulder, Perseverance, Associated Gold 1-16 down. BRITISH FUNDS. Y't'd'y's To-day's Y't'A'j'a To-day's Olos. Prices. Olos. Prices. Priie*. Op. 1.15 Prices. Op. 1.15 93,V Con. N 2J po <m India 3 pe 9>j Acc. „new £ 74 „ 2i pc 97| N. War Ln.. •• 65g Ru'ePr H pc iOOi Local Loan ;OOT.n.C.C:po FOREIGN STOCKS. 9'Si Argil. 1886 10U !fn. 4 pe 1881 86$„ 5pcB.A.W 10?H rtalian 5 pc.. „ Fg. Loan 105J Jpn. 5pc 69? Rescissi'n 10ZJ Mexn. 5 pc Bil. Fpr.5 pc 71 ..Internal P4* W. M. 5 oo 171 Peru 0. Pref 39J Cedula* E 771 „ Hebs *0 „ F 301 Portuguese 85 On.44 pc 1895 10?.$Hen. 4pc 1889 97J Chi. Sr. 7 pc. 84? Spanish 4 po 105 „Ciold6pc 541 Trie. Gp. ?nd 1023 „ 1896 S pc! 30i „ 3rd 1C8J Eeyptn. TTd 28» lOt French 34 pc 1;124 „ New '94 ?2 Oennn..f pc J3\ I. Otto. B'nk 32J Greek 1889 Ugy. C.34 p.o HOME BAILS. 118 "6 Ditto Vref "• 371 „ Pef f.4 Do. 2nd Pre 81; Pref. 161 L.andN "WO '"5 Otl.Mn.Ov. „ 172} r,andR.WO 31 Gt. Ctl. Pref 65 Ditto ;6 Def. 834 Met. Ord e4 Gt.Etn.Ord. *8 Do. T)is. Ord 102 „ N. Pf. C!. O 65* Midland Def 391 „ Def. f!.Oy 71» Ditto Pref 34 Con. A. 42J X. Btsh. l>ef 135JGt.Wtn.Oy 81 Ditto Pref 44 Hnll » B. f) 1454 N\ E. Ord 108 L. andY.Oy 107 N. Staff. Ord 1434 L.B.anil 8.C 88 S. Estn. Ord. 136> Ditto A 564 Ditto Def 154 0. and D 0. FOREIGN RAILS. t31 B. A. "n.S.oo I 19 MVnRs.Ord a9 Do. and Pac I 76 Do. let Prof 62$Do. ft Kos | 27?. Do. 2nd Pref ,« — Central Arg I 61 Nit. R. Ord Zg Co«ta H. OKI j AMERICANS, 14g O. Trk. Odv 34* M. K. ft T. O Ill Do. 1st. Pref. — — 1^74 N. Y. rn. Oy Do. 9ncl Pref. 351 ''o.O'tarlo O 43 Do. 3rd Pref — — 774 y.ftW.Coni 106 Do. Gnar 85* Penn. Ord "6; Santa Fe — — vi P.&R<"id'n<j P, 106 Atcli 5 po Pf Do. let; Pref 1174 Bal. & Ohio. — 80S S.Pac. Ord 1444 Can. PAC. Oy 40? f5. Rail. Ord. 57 Ches ft Ohio. — 994 Do. Pref 194* O.M. AS.PI mi TR. Pacific O. Erie cj no. Pref — 50| Denver Ord. — 411 TT.S. Steel 97 Den. Pref — o?i r>o.Pref lS7i Loi's ft N.O. „ 53f Wabash Pref 175 filing's n-d P8> Do B T1PV> COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL. 32 A1!som>« Sk l-fL l.mton. <Vd. •• 484 Ang.-Amn.O — 74 Lyons J ft Co — 7| Do. Def l? Ru« P'troFm 46 Coats Ord — 19 Welsbach O 331 Hudson Bays 44 Do. Pref — Lin'typ Dof — 570 GuinnessOv. 4 Do. Pief. MINING MARKET. AUSTRALIAN, INBIAN, ftc. |f *Od.W.A 68 Vr«ore T)o. N. Block l>5 Nundydroosr, — J2/0 Bkn Hill Py. Onregnm Oy. Ix? 5* N Georsre 2| Do. Pref 5K: Cha'p'n Reef 18 P'hillG'fl'lds — 1% C'smopolit'n 1& S. of Gwalia. 9* On. IT. Shoe 1 W.AG'flelds — fi/0 Do. Links. 4c| Rio Tinto — 7i*i Great Finieal 5* Anaconda Grt. Boolder HI Mount ryon — 10$Do. Perse 1^T Do. North vr Do. Mainreef j Boston Cop ?! Hn'j Bn'hill 4 Copper King A Do. Oroya e>> TTtah 7in Ivanlioe ?4 T,e Roi — 3* Kalorurli 21 Do. No. 2 1 Do. South 54 Thnrsis — 2iV li. View Con SW Strattons — 3i Mason ft B'v 5,tf Waihi Gold.. — 80UTJI AND WEST AFRICAN. <8 Anirlo-F. En Kiu*ht — 7t £ Aneelo 4J Lanfrlaafrte. — 8? Arex — 1,l Do. Block B — 10$Ashanti "S Maslion. Ay •- 1 Do. Shansn 4S Way 311 Barriato Con '<1 Mata G. R'f* — lii Bibiani 5Z MevrftCharl — 61 Bonanza 1H Modtferftein — 5A Bli.R.Africa If Mozambiane — Bh. G. Coast 4^ New Prim — 61 City ft Sub 34 Nieel — t. Claudes Ash 21 Oceana Cot). — P. G. of S. A T2 Tfand^ontein — 18 Cro'wn Beef Llk Rand '.Niines — 2?1 De BecrsDef. — l-.v Rhodesia I,d — Durban R'rt. 6-nr Bo. Exnlo — 9iV Hast, Rand — 111 Robinion — -I 'Pant'' Cong. Rose Deep — 24 Ferreira ?% Salisbury — It* <?eelon* 2?,f Selnkwe — 7 Geldenhuis 2lim k II. no. Deen 7? S. A. G'ldTr — 4^r Gl'be ft Ph'x TJ l"qn'*Abos — — f'j Gd.Ot. Amal — 28 Trans. Gold — 7? Heriot 1J4 Wo. Pevr-lop. — ,;5J .Ta?er*fo*tein ft U. Rhodesia — 3J Joh. Invest. — — Vil.Mainreef — 6 Jubilee 5^ Wassan — 3J Joh. Invest. — — # Vil. MFLinreef — 6 Jubilee 5^ Wassan — 4g Jumpers I- W-,llou'bv Cd Prem. Note—When no flprures appear opposite a stock or share in either of the columns in the above list it Is to b" understood that the last prices (yesterday'* closing or to-day's opeeiiig) rules the market. The Stock Exchange will be closed Saturday next. Local Finance. tBY OUR FINANCIAL EDITOR.] CARDIFF, Wednesday (1.0 p.m.). Very little business has been transacted locally this morning:, all departments of the Stock Market being affected. Local Rails are l-actically unchanged. Colliery Shares are steady, and the Miscellaneous Department without feature.
TO DAY'S MARKETS, FISH. Grimsby, Wednesday.—Poor supply brought in by 50 vessels, for which there was a brisk demand. Quota- tions :—Sole», Is 5d to Is Gd; turbot, lid to Is 3d; brills. 9d per lb.; plaice, 5s 6d to 6s; lemons, 8s Cd; dead whitings, 5s 6a; whitches, 7s 6d; live halibut, 7s to 8a 6d; dead ditto, 6s to 7s per stone; live ling, 3s to 4s 6d; dead ditto. 2s 6d to 3s; live skate, 4s to 5s each; kit haddocks, 17s to 22s; gibbed, 26s to 34s; live dabs, 16s; dead ditto, lis: live codlings, 12s to 18s; dead ditto, 7s to lis per box. SUGAR. Glasgow, Wednesday.—The omcial report says: Better demand, and a good business done at firmer prices. Thu private report says: Firmer market, a good to large business being done at vullv previous prices.
At Tuesday's meeting of the Pontypridd District Council, with Mr. F. G. Edwards in the chair, the olerk was inetrncted to advise the Parliamentary committee as to the procedure to be adopted by the council with a view of promoting a Bill in the next session of Parlia- ment for powers to constract a tramway forming a junction with the existing horse tramway to Porth. It was also resolved to engage Sir Douglas Fox to report upon the matter.
RUCIHG: UTEST. Yarmouth Meeting. SELECTIONS FOR TO-BAY BY RED ROVER." YARMOUTH MEETING. Hastings Nursery.-ALL HOT. Nelson Plate.—W ARG RAVE. Norfolk Handica-p.—PORTCULLIS, j AYR MEETING. ROBSON'S HORSES.
NEWMARKET NOTES, (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) NEWMARKET, Wednesday. LEFT FOR YARMOUTH. Malatesta, Phantom Knight. Pindar, Tyn- wald Hill, Pompeii, Coster Girl. Bonny Scot, Beamish, Mug, War Paint, Water Wings, Amplify, Kunstler, Survivor, Florid. Lady St. George, Buller, Prince Melton, Grandchild, Doubtful Honour. Bowery, Glen Athol, Parody, Tee-to-Tum, Sandbag, Corunna, Solera, Daka, Alderney, Sir Wroth, Flag, Jean Bart, and Ormah. LEFT FOR AYR. Orbel. AYR MEETING. SELECTIONS FOR TO-DAY. Stewards' Plate.-DONATIVE. Corinthian Plate-MARGO. Maiden PIate-PERCHANCE. YARMOUTH MEETING. SELECTIONS FOR TO-DAY. Norfolk Handicap—PORTCULLIS or THE WYVERN. Maiden Plate-GALLOW AY or SIR WROTH. Hastings Nursery.-DEVONIENSIS or ORMAH. South Denes Plate—CLARINA FILLY or TEE- TO-TUM. Nelson Plate—GRAND DEACON or PARODY, Great Yarmouth Plate-GIR-TON GIRL or OOCK OF THE ROOST. THIS MORNING'S GALLOPS. CESABEWITCH STAKES. Balsarrach went a. good mile and, three- Quarters. Stealaway, half-speed mile. Royal Ivy amd Venus, half-speed mile and a quarter. Cheers, good mile. DUKE OF YORK STAKES. St. Maclou, good mile and a half. CAMBRIDGESHIRE STAKES. Good Luck, good mile and a quarter. YARMOUTH MEETING. SELECTIONS FOR THURSDAY. South Town Selling-PING-PONG. Rendlesham Handicap—ALDERNEY. Gorleslpn Pla-te—THE CHASE. Yare Handicap-WATER WINGS. East Anglian Plate—SURVIVOR. Monument Plate-FLAG. AYR MEETING. SELECTIONS FOR THURSDAY. Juvenile Plate-SWIFT CURE. County Handicap-ST. WINDELINE. Ayrshire Handicap—ORBEL. Coila Plate-WILD APPLE.
PROBABLE STARTERS FOR TO-DAY'S RACES. Maiden Plate.-Host, Galloway, Fame colt, Bonnie Scot, and Lady Councillor filly. Additional—Sir Wroth. Hastings Plate.-Colchester, Devoniensis, La Petite Duchesse, Conventicle, Host, Defosse, Ever Merry filly, Oia-ribel, All Hot. Stargazer, Godwit filly, and Mahler Charley. Additional—Ormah. Nelson Plate.-Wargrave, Grand Deacon, Lyohnobite, Parody, Tee-to-Tum, and Aratus. Additional—Malatesta* and Jean Bart. South Denes Selling.-Hor. Tee-to-Tum, Gaiety Girl filly, Beamish, and Clarina filly. Additional—Coster Girl. Norfolk Handioa.p.-Vidame (Lane), Portcullis (Hardy), Squire Jack (Miller), Cherokee (Dixon), The Wyvern (Childs), Coldfa (H Aylin), Ulster Boy (Brooks), Waveless (Bray), and Halo (Flet- cher). Yarmouth Handicap Girton Girl, Cock of the Roost, Host, Galloway, and La Petite Duchesee. Additional-Toulon and Solera.
"EVENINQ EXPRESS" FINALS. YAis.-fc.OUTH MEETING. 2.20—GALLOWAY (if absent, HOST). Z,50-00NVENTIOLE. 3.25-WARGRAVE (nap). 3.55—CLARINA FILLY. 4.30-VIDAME. 5.0-GIRTON GIRL. WESTERN (AYR) MEETING. Z.o-BONNIE — UJNGFEBLD. 2.30-PERCHA.NCE. 3.15-BRAUNEBERG. 3.45-DONATTVE. 4.15-LITTL- BOB. 4.45—SILENT FRIEND (nap). 5.15—BONNIE DUNDEE. Beat Two Things of the Day-W ARGR-A VE and SILENT FRIEND. Treble Event-WARGRAVE. SILENT FRIEND, and CLARINA FILLY.
Early Betting on To- day's Races. MAIDEN PLATE:- 2 to 1 agst Galloway 6 to 2 — Filepa colt 4 to 1 — Santa Barbara filly 5 to 1 any other. HASTINGS NURSERY:- 3 to 1 — Conventicle 4 to 1 — Defosse and Devoniensis 5 to 1 — All Hot 6 to 1 any other. 6 to 1 any other. NELSON PLATE:— 6 to 4 agst WargTave 3 to 1 — Grand Deacon and Lychonbitt 6 to 1 any other. SOUTH DENES SELLING 5 to 4 agst Beamish 5 to 2 — Clarina filly 4 to 1 — Phantom Knight and Tee-to- Tam 6 to 1 any other. NORFOLK HANDICAP:— 2 to 1 agst Portcullis 3 to 1 — Vidame 4 to l — Waveless and Oollefe QaeeB 6 to I any other. YARMOUTH PLATE:— 6 to 4 on Girton Girl 3 to 1 — any other.
ARRIVALS. Host, Galloway. Girton Girt, Cook of the Roost, All Hot, Wargrave, Auratus, American Beauty, Lychnobite, Grand Deacon, Parody, Vidame, Portcullis. Squire Jack, The Wyvern. Coldra, Waveless, Halo, Golden Cabin, Devoniensis, Conventicle, Defosse, Ever Merry filly, Godwit fillv, Master Charlie. Santa Barbera filly, Clarina filly, Gaiety Girl filly, Bonny Scot, Lady Councillor filly. Beamish, Claribel, Ping Pong, Toulon, Chase, Cabshine, Blue Diamond, Cheney, Queen Catherine. Gatacre, Flower, Asllngdon, Colchester, Hoy, and Senator. ADDITIONAL ARRIVALS THIS MORNING. Malatesta, Phantom Knight, Prince Melton, Grandchild, Doubtful Honour, Bowery. Coster Giril, Pindar. Tynwald Hill, Peripied, Parody, Glenathol, Tee-to-Tum, Sandbag. Corunna. Buller, Ormah, Bonnie Scot. Beamish, War Paint, Mug, Waterwing, Amplify, Solera, Dara II., Alderney. Sir Wroth, KuiifjtlerTervi- dor. Flag, Lady St. George. Jean Bart, Maid of Catterick filly, Jane colt, Bonnie Scotland, La Petite Duchesse filly, Stargazer. and Chero- kee.
Ayr Meeting. SCRATCHINGS. All engagements here--Genoa, Glenapp, and Spring Mart. ARRIVALS. Aws colt, Arriasobethy, Pncvr, Blue Hat, Bonnie Springfield, Braeted, Black Mail, Beanie Dundee, Bal- lewiua, Crookshaven, Cauld Blast, Coronet, Candelaria, Court Belle, Coon, Crafty Party, Dewberry, Dusky Lad, Dandy Lad, D'Orsay, Donative, Disdainful, Divination, Demon. Entangled. Ethei Bruce, E\ elrn Ally, Flora- line filly, Lascinate. Forcemeat, Gardenhurst, Gentiana, Genti'hoaimt, Genius, Guienna, Hospitaller, Haresfield, Half Caste, Isle of Man, Irish Maid, King's Birthday, Longford, Lucrana, Lovetin, Lcnoline, Lady Massey, Laton, Llannira. Miss Diana, Mahogany colt, Merry Agnes, Margo, Marineln, Mel fit ana colt, Not Guilty, Nance O'Neil, Orbel, Pithon, Parquetry, Princess Sophia. Pure .1 oy, Perchance, Quilla, Rapid Stream colt. Bed Hand, Rodbourne, Rhomboid, St. Francis, Pome- thing Hot, St. Windeline, Silent Frfend, Silver Slipper, Sunflower, St. Mauria, Shenfield, Sister to Addio St. Colon. Star of Thlrsk, Swift Cure, Skylight, Sqmmda, Tom Tucker, Violent, Vive le Rof, Wallaby Queen, Walter Scot. Wild Apple, Waspy filly. Singlestick, Over- bury, Rosglas, Industry^ KiUucan, Chon Kina, Don't Know, Clwyd, Early Pure, P&lmaro, Dunlin, Melta,! Fiddlestring, Monksilver, Martin, St. Salvador, Pw- dulum, Radnage, Little Bob, Proiime, Streptocarpua, and Feuris.
Yesterday's Starting Prices. AI published in the "Racing Calendar" and tke "Racing Calendar." WARWICK MEETING. I Wel'esbourne Nursery (13)—Reservation gelding, 7 to 1 •( I Emscote Piate (4).—Dutch Bride, 6 to 5 on. Wait-a-While Stakes (4).— Cappa White, 7 to 2 Oft. Town Welter (o).—Theorist, 10 to 1 agst. Members' Plate (12).—Valenza, 3 to 1 agst. I Warwick Handicap (6).—Canderos, 7 to 1 agst.
Yesterday's London Betting. Against Carabine for the Cesarewitch 100 to 12 is now the best offer, having been well backed at W-. lilbs was firm at 11 to 1. and 1000 to 73 was freely taken aboul Royal George, who will see a shorter price. Perseus aDC Mardonius met wjth substantial support at 20 to I each and Seahorse II, also met with frequent Botlov Prices:— CESAREWITCH STAKES. 100 to 12 agst Carabine, o, 8's wanted 11 to I Elba, t 14 to 1 Royal George, t 14 to 1 Wargrave, 0 20 to 1 Mardonius, t 20 to 1 Perseus, t 25 to 1 Stealaway, t and a 28 to I Rambling Katie, t 30 to 1 Seahorse B.. t 50 to I St. Helena, t CAMBRIDGESHIRE STAKES. 14 to 1 Wet Ballantrae, t 16 to 1 Duke of Westminster, t 40 to I Gm,, Chick, t
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THE RAtjlES SCARE. Board of Agriculture: Absurd Regulations. Here is another illustration of the annoyan'• and inconvenience that are inflicted on persons inadvertently taking dogs into the district* recently proclaimed by the Board of Agrical- 1 ture as areas <>f rabies infection. The other day a gentleman took a pet dog from London to Newquay, Cardiganshire, one of the pro- claimed counties. He did not know that a rabies order was in force in South Wales, and the railway booking-clerk who issued the dot ticket was equally ignorant. It was only 011 reaching hia destination (relates "Truth" to- day) that he heard about it from a policeman, and he at once offered to -take back his dog by the next train. The reply was that this could not be allowed, and he was eventually compelled to leave the dog behind when ha returned home. No doubt similar experiences have befallen scores of dog owners vieitinff South Wales during the past few weeks. In connection with this question, a. uøefal suggestion is made by the chairman of the National Canine Defence League. He points out that the whole system of muzzling, which is enforced in these proclaimed districts, is based upon the theory that rabies is comraani- oated by bite irom one doy to another If that be so. surely all that could reasonably be required of the owner of a dog newly imported into an "iufecTed" district v.'ould be to prove that the animal had not been bitten since his arrival in that district. Inspection, by a veterinary surgeon would at once settle the point, and upon his certificate a permit to take the dog away might then be granted. The procedure would at any rate mitigate the hardship of fluch cases as those I have noticed. But, judging from past experience, this con- sideration will scarcely carry any weight with the Board of Agriculture. The more abenrd: and vexatious its regulations are the more rigorously it enforce? them.
TOO LATE FOR CLASSIFICATION, BRAHAMSONS, Jewellers, 119, Queen-street, Car- A diff, 22, High-street, Newport, and 30, Commercial- street, Newport. Established for the supply of high. class goods at prices within the reach of all. el0498 A BRA TaMSONS .—Superior made 18c. solid gold A Betrothal Rings, real diamonds, and gem set, 21s., 30s.. 42s.. up to 20 guineas. e10498 BRAHAMSONS.—Superior made solid Gold Alberts, A all patterns and latest designs, from 35».; stamped every link. elO498 BRAHAMSONS, H9, Queen-street, Cardiff.—Supe- rior made solid Gold Brooch, real diamonds set, 10s. 6d.; others up to jESO. e10498 BRAHAMSONS, 22, High-street, Newport.—Supe- A rior made 5 stone brilliant diamonds half-hoop Kings. 63s., 84?.. 105s., £ 10, £20, up to CISC. el049S BRAHAMSONS, Cardiff and~Newport, have always in stock one of the most choice and finest selections cf diamond goods in or out of London. Inspection and comp-n-ison -e&pectfully inTtifrifL el0498 BRAHAMSONS.Supern. made solid Silver Tea. Sorvicss, in various designs, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and up to 30 guineas. el0498 BRAHASRSON.C 30, Commercial-street, Newport, and 119, Queen-street, Cardiff.—Special offer of solid Sliver Keylesr Watch, goes for C days with cnt winding, 35s., ditto oxydised, 25s., approval. e!0498 BRAHAMSONS.—Superior made solid Gold Guards, all designs in stock, 388. 6d., 428" 458., 50t., 80s. •10498 ~T~BRAHAMSONS, 119, Queen-atreet. Cardiff, and 22, _/V High-street, Newport.—Superior made solid Silver Watch (lady's or gent's) and solid Silver Albert, 5 years' warranty, special offer 21s. the two. 810498 A BRAHAMSONS. 30, Commercial-street, 22, Hifh- !lUfft, Newport, and 119, Queen-street, Canti., street, Newport, and 119, Queen-street, CardiS, stock and seii only brand new Goods. Finest make from the manufacturer to the buyer, saving 30 per cent. to the purchaser. C10496 BRAHAMSONS' well-known lucky Guinea Gold Wedding Ring?, all sizes and widths, from 10s. fid., a suitable present given with each. Call or send foi ring size cards to 119, Queen-street, Cardiff, 22, High. street, and 30, Commercial-street. Newport. 610498 A charming country Family Besidenoe to be sold bj private treaty; just outside Cardiff.—Apply D Si Evening Express, Cardiff. e2421a2S !UFF, W,amcl,,tte, Partridge WVaadette, Black Orp, ington Cocks and Hens, 1901-02.—Apply D 84, Evening Express, Cardiff. «2422a23 WANTED, good Junior Clerk, 16-17, for evening work: hours 1.0 to 4.30 and 6.0 to 10.30 p.m.— Apply to the Advertisement Manager, Western Mail. Cardiff. el4500 ANTED immediately^ strong, active Girl, nurse ts cna child 18 months old; able do plain sewing preferrod.—Apply, giving age, references, wages, D 67, Evening Express, Cardiff. e2014a23 LASTURTON-avenue.—House to let, furnished, foi p 2 JIlooths.-D 68, Evening Express, Cardiff. e2413&23 G~ ENBRAL wanted immediately; clean, respectails servant; good home for suitable girl.—Apply Mi». Thomas, 39, Muriel-terrace, Dowlais. e2412&23 Tr ADY Professor Music would receive reduced terms few more pupils (professional or otherwise); few more pnpils (profe55iona.l or othGl'Whle) pianoforte, singinfr, harmony; schools, private pupils; Cardiff, Penarth, Barry.—D 67, Evening Express, Car diff. e2041a23 Tr AnES'of reduced nie&ns (or employed da.iiy) U. L offered rooms, with or without board; references required.—For terms (very moderate) apply 82. King's* road, Cardiff. e2410a23 TO Machinists.—Wanted, a reliable Man; accustomed to Robinson's Moulding Machine.—Apply D 81, Evening Express. Cardiff. e2408stt Y" ALTTABLE Site for bnsiness premises centre of Abertillery; six cottages, having total frontage of 99ft, to be sold.—Apply W. Hobby, 90, Caetle-Btreet, Abertillery. ee416tH W- TNTED" small country Baking Business; or premises suitable for same; good district.—Wat- ton, 1, Rose Villae, Whitchuroh, near Cardiff. e2415al» PIANIST wanted at once, one able to take charge of bar; lady or pentleman.—Apply, with age aad referenoo, to Morgan, Travellers' Best Hotel, Abet- cynon. 2419*19 D" ISPENSF.R, unmarried, outdoor; give references, salary iected; work light.—D 82, Evening Express. Cardiff. e2418a23 ROCTTBY and Provisions.—Wanted, smart Junior Assistant; used to soliciting.—State salary re- quired and reference Partridge, Church-street, Mon- mouth. e2417al8 WANTED, experienced Cook-General; small family | washing out Apply to W, 16, (fourtlaod-terrace, Merthyr Tydfil. SALE TO-MORROW. SHELF FARM, OOYCHURCH, NEAR BRIDGEND. (Situate mid-way between Bridgend and Pen- coed G.W.R. Stations.) UNRESERVED SALE OF STOCK. CROPS. IM- PLEMENTS. ROOTS, AND HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. MR. JOHN DAVID has received in- structions from the Executors of th« late Mr. John Thomas (who are giving up the farm) to SELL by AUCTION, on THURSDAY NEXT, September 181h. 1902, vil. 20 Head of Cattle, 80 Ewes and Lambs. 7 Cart and other Horses, varied assortment Farm Impleiiipi '6, 40 Tons Meadow and Clover Hay, Ricks of Wheat, Oats, and Barley, 6 Acre* Roots (in Lots), Lattermath and Ruffage, 30 Geeae, 30 Turkeys, AO Ducks, 50 Fowls, 2 Sheep Doga, Dairy Utensils, and Household Furni- ture including' black oak long table. A break will leave Bridgend G.W.R. Station at Eleven a.m. Sale at 12.30. Auctioneer's Offices, Cowbndge. from whom Further Particutars may be had. 81517 CANTON FAIR. 19th SEPTEMBER. 1902. SALE OF PEDIGREE OXFORD DOWN RAM LAMBS. MR, JOHN DAVID has received Instructions from Mr. Ernest White to SELL, by AUCTION, at this Fair, on FRIDAY NEXT, September 19th, 1902, 15 GRAND' OXFORD DOWN RAM LAMBS. Time Rams are a superior lot. having plenty of bone, full of lean meat, and grand character. Sale it Ten a.m. Further Entries can be included in this Sale. Auctioneer's Offices, Cowbridge. 81516 PARK-HALL, CARDIFF. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th, 1902. ONE NIGHT ONLY. MR. ALBERT CHEVALIER'S RECITAIjS, From the Queen's-hall, londori, after ft highly successful run of nearly ONE ;■ THOUSAND performances. Mr. Chevalier's Programme will Include a SeleotMl from his recent auccessea and old favourites. Tickets obtained ou application to Messrs. Thompson and Shjtckell's. which will admit holders by ealry doom at 7.15 without extra charge. Prloee of Admission: Reserwd, 4s. and Unreserved, 213.; Admission, Is. Ordinary Doors open 7.30. Commence at 8.0. Car- riages at 10.0. llaaager Mr. CHARLES INGLIS. tlOSat