BARMOUTH PETTY SESSIONS. At a special sitting of the Barmouth Police Court held on Saturday, before Mestsrs Lewis Lewis and John Evans, Henry Davies, alias Henry Lewis (31), a German Jew, was charged by P.S. Owen with stealing the sum of £ 4 5s. from the New Inn House, Friog, on the 29th of March. He was also charged with obtaining food and lodging by false pretences, but this was withdrawn.—Lizzie A. Whittington, gave evidence and said that she now lived at Corris, but formerly lived at the New Inn, Friog. On the 29th March, the defendant called at her house, and had tea and supper, and stayed the night there. Before she went to bed he asked whether she was in the habit of getting up early in the morning, and she replied About seven o'clock." Defendant retired to bed between nine and ten, and she went shortly afterwards. She got up the following morning about a quar- ter past seven. The defendant was down im- mediately afterwards, and asked for his break- fast. She suppled him with buttered toast and boiled eggs, and he then said that he wanted to go out to meet a customer. The little girl in- formed her that he had taken his bag and over- coat with him. She then became suspicious, and went after him. She next saw him by Henddol, running as fast as he could. She went back to the house, and afterwards went to Barmouth where she informed the police. On the night previous she had occasion to go to the cashbox to get a shilling, and there remained in the box the sum of £ 4 5s. On the following day she had again occasion to open the cashbox, but the money was all gone. No one had been in the house from the time she got the shilling out to the time she found the money was lost except tne prisoner. The cashbox was on the shelf by the fireplace, and visible to anyone.- P.S. Owen said that about a quarter to nine on the morning of the 20th inst. he arrested the prisoner at the gate of Carmarthen prison where he had undergone 12 or 14 days' imprisonment. In answer to the charge of stealing Y.4 5s. he said I plead guilty to stealing the money. I have a sovereign which I am willing to give up now, and plead for leniency." The prisoner on being asked whether he wished to ask questions asked Mrs Whittington whether she wished to press this charge against him. She replied tnat she did not want to be hard against him, but she wanted her money. He then said that he pleaded guilty to the charge, and he placed him- self entirely in the magistrates' hands. He ask- them to deal leniently with him.-P.S. Owen said that there were two previous convictions against him, one at Burnley and the other at Llaneidol for similar offences.—The prisoner said that he had travelled Wales for over 15 years, and there had never been a stain upon his character before and he asked them not to take into consideration the two previous convictions against him. He said this was the best time of the year when he could make a little money for himself, and if they would deal leniently with him he would prove to everyone that he was a respectable man, and would soon pay back the money which he had taken. He offered the 238. which was found on him to the woman. Prisoner also said he was an orthodox Jew, and that if ho was sent to gaol be would have to live on bread and water.—The Chairman: I am sorry that I cannot believe that you are an orthodox Jew or else you would not have done this crime. — The prisoner said that all men committed crimes.—The Chairman Not this time of the year. You will have to go to prison for three months' hard labour. — The money found upon the prisoner was paid to the com- plainant.
— (TR/EWE Hn"RSJ;; BEPOSITOBY. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday last, Messrs Henry Manley and Sons, Ltd., conducted their great April sales of 850 horses in the above Repository. The catalogue was a very attrac- tive one, and included many well-known show animals. A special train carrying 48 horses was run direct from Crewe to Harwich for the con- venience of the continental buyers. Tuesday's sale was set apart for hunters and harness horses, 15-2 and over. The following represent uoSS'MS 2 £ leK- ivlr E. Johnson, Lancaster, brown gelding, 60gs.; Mr C. H. Jewison, York, bay gelding, 50gs.; Mr Chester Haworth, jun., brown mare, 68gs.; the Cheshire Hunt horses made up to 50gs.; three hunters from Captain Franee-Hayhurst made up to 45gs.; the best of Mr Ward's lot of hunters and steeplechase horses made up to 62gs. Mr William Threl- keld's pair went to Scotland at 135gs. Mr T. C. Gibbons, bay geldincr, 60gs.; Mr C. B. Roberts, Craven Arms, chestnut gelding, 80gs.; and a black gelding 50gs.; the match pair from Mr J. P. Reynolds, Woolton, went to Scotland at 150 gs.; Mr C. E. Berry, brown gelding, 85gs., to a German buyer; many other lots made up to 50 gs. Wednesday's sale was set apart for small harness horses, hackneys, show cobs, and ponies, and some good prices were made, running from 60gs. to 138gs. Thursday's sale was set apart for heavy horses of all classes, for which a satis- factory demand was experienced. The following is a record of the best prices —Mr John Ford, Wilmslow, gelding, 59gs.; Mr T. W. Pickford, bay gelding 60gs. Mr F. Lowndes, black geld- ing, 75gs. Mr G. Dooley, bay gelding, 60gs. Mr T. Wild, bay gelding, 66gs. The judging was undertaken by the following gentlemen -Tues- day, Mr White, Liverpool; Wednesday, Mr R. Jay, London, and Mr F. Howard, London; Thursday, Mr Peter Davies, Lymm, and Mr R. C. Irving, London.
A CAT ATTACKS A BABY. While playing on the doorstep of her home at Redbourne, a village in Hertfordshire, a two- year-old girl was attacked by a cat, which sprang at her face, bit her through the nose, and inflict- ed 13 other wounds. The child's grandmother beat off the maddened animal, which was renew- ing its attack, when the father appeared on the scene and killed it. Dr Bovill, who was sum moned, states that the child is in a dangerous condition, and it is feared blood poisoning will supervene. Lord Harlech has again gone to Fochabers, Banffshire, for salmon fishing. Mr and Lady Moreen Bass are also staying at IVcliab'eiS.
THE WAR. THE NEWS FROM DAY TO DAY, THURSDAY. No further definite information is to hand as to the present whereabouts of the opposing fleets in the China Sea or their future intentions. Three warships, of which the nationality is un- known, are stated to have been observed yester- day morning some 60 miles to the south of Man- ila. These may possibly have been either Rus- sian or Japanese scouts; it is equally possible that they were not warships at all, but simple merchantmen. In any case their appearanoe does not elucidate the present situation. In the French Chamber of Deputies the Pre- mier stated that everything necessary was being done to ensure the preservation of French neu- trality in the China Sea. The information as to the precise use which the Russians have made of French ports during the present enterprise is very defective. MONDAY. VIGOROUS FRENCH ACTION. There appears to be no doubt that the Baltic Fleet has left the territorial waters of France at Kamranh Bay. The French Government, ac- cording to Reuter's correspondent in Paris, has been officially informed that the fleet left on Saturday for an unknown destination a message despatched from Saigon at 10-40 yesterday morn- ing adds that the departure took place at noon on Saturday, and it is announced semi-officially in St Petersburg that the Tsar's Government warned Rojestvenski that he must not violate French neutrality nor remain in the territorial waters of France, if he had actually made use of them. The telegram from Saigon adds that fir- ing has been heard off Kamranh Bay, and it is surmised that scouts may have been in action. There is no inherent impossibility in this, but. the report lacks confirmation. The report published by the Japanese Foreign Office shows that France responded readily to the Japanese remonstrances. When Japan's protest was received the French Government virtually order-ed the Russians to leave Kamranh with the least possible delay, and also requested the Government of the Tsar to send similar in- structions. The Russian reply, apparently, was that instructions had already been sent, but there has for some time been an undercurrent of suspicion, for which it is impossible to give proof, that Rojestvenski was prepared to act in- dependently of the Government at home, and where the issues at stake were so great to gain all the advantage that his circumstances and his strength gave him. There is naturally no indication as to the course taken by the Russian ships. They may head for the Pescadores seeking battle, or they may steer eastwards between Formosa and tne Philippines, and endeavour to elude the enemy. It is, further, just conceivable that if they wish- ed to have the assistance of Admiral Nieboga- toff's squadron, as to the whereabouts of which practically nothing is now known, they might linger outside Fiench territorial waters and only come within the limit, if at all, for a few hours at a time. To the report from Manila that Togo's main squadron will concentrate south of Formosa no value is to be attached. TUESDAY. ANOTHER SQUADRON SIGHTED. The latest news of the Baltic Fleet, after its departure from Kamranh Bay on Saturday,leaves it at a distance of some 15 miles from the An- it at a distance of some 15 miles from the An- nam coast and steering northwards. This, un- fortunately, furnishes little or no indication as to the course which Rojestvenski intends to pursue, as there is nothing to show when the ob- servation was made, and it may carry us no fur- ther than the statement that the Russians sailed in a northerly direction on leaving Kamranh Bay. We are therefore still ignorant whether they are sailing in a north-easterly direction to- wards the channel between Formosa and the Philippines. Of the rumoured action with Japanese scouts there is no confirmation, although the firing off Kamranh is stated to have been heard by both native fishermen and Europeans. Three war- ships, supposed to be Japanese, have been seen near Manila, in the Philippines. Nothing ie yet reported of Admiral Niebogatoff's squadron. WEDNESDAY. T '.day's news includes a Number of unaaiiV factory reports. In the first i-,istai-ice the German cruiser Sperher is stated to have reported at Kiao- chau that she had sighted near Formosa a Japanese warship, badly damaged, beiner (owed by other «a: sh ps, It iF, however, semi-officialiy denied at Beiliu 'hat the German vessel can possibly have been the Sperber. Supposing that the information is correct, the damage may have teen caused either by a breakdown or by a coition wi-h the Russians, of which no deta;ls have reached us. But it is probable that if the collision had taken place before Pojfegtvcuski arrived at Kirruonh some- thii g won Id have been said of it from ihs Ru-sian side, and the dates given do not pf>imit of its having taken p'ace after the fhet left. Kamranh. As to the position* of the opposing fleets, the telegrams sugijf^t ti,at both tides are fairly bus) spreading confusing repojts to the best, of their ability. Tfce Naval Staff at St. Petersbnrg says t'at Rojei tvenski Failed sou h from Kamranh ;o ouet Niehogntoff, and a well info me.= author- ity" thinks that the meeting has already taken plac*, while h Corrati report received at C-'iifu (and iMObably inspired bj .T <paiie-fe) observes that five ;jays ugo Togo and Irs m-uo strength were at JJijeampho, in the Corean Straits. It has to be fidded that there is a belief at Kamranh that t.wetity Japanese vessels passed that port on San- day evening. These are the twenty vessels already seen at anchor farther north by a fisherman, but not, according to the rt port, recognised by him. Each side is quite just ified in obRCurinsf its move- ment, as much as pu.^ibie. Meantime we have to wait until one of tin- belligerents is sighted a¡.Ïn by a kustwori hy
« A Welsh hockey team on Saturday at Paris, defeated the Paris students by three goals to
FOOTBALL, TOWYN MEDAL COMPETITION. On Friday the semi-final for the Medal compe- tition was played off on the Sandilands ground, Towyn, before a good number of spectators. The teams were Barmouth and Towyn Wednes- days, and the game resulted in a win for Bar- mouth by three goals to one. On Monday the Barmouth team journeyed to Towyn to play the final match with the Towyn Rovers. The "game was witnessed by a large number of spectators. The following were the teams: —Barmouth: Goal, Morris; backs, E. Price and Gomer; half-backs, E. G. Evans, L. Davies, and W. Lloyd; forwards, J. Jones, B. Pugh, R. O. Jones, P. Hughes, and Lloyd. Towyn Rovers: Goal, W. P. Jones; backs, Gladstone Davies and L. Pugh; half-backs, D. Jones, E. Jones, and vV. Evans; forwards, Geo. Davies, T. Hughes, Alf Lewis, J. F. Edwards, and T. Jones. In the first half the Towyn Rovers played towards Sandilands House, and sliowed some consistent play. Barmouth team defended well, but were soon forced back, and the Rovers dashed forward and scored a goal amidst great cheering from the spectators. After centring the ball the Barmouth team were in full play, and their forwards made a desperate attack upon the Towyn goal, but failed to score. The forwards of both teams played well, and the Towyn boys were evidently not satisfied with their first goal for in a few minutes they managed to score another, making it two goals to nil at half-time. On resuming play it was the Barmouth team's opportunity, and after a short time they were successful in scoring a goal. Barmouth now played in high spirits and made some desperate attacks upon the Towyn goal, but this play did not last long as the Towyn forwards managed to secure and played up the field. A smart shot was sent from the Towyn left wing, which was nicely saved by Morris in goal, who sent the ball down the field..The play now became very exciting, the ball being several times near the Barmouth goal, but they played well, and notwithstanding the attempts made by the Towyn players managed to keep their opponents at a good distance. The game resulted in a victory for Towyn Rovers by two y goals to one. Mr D. Evans acted as referee. WELSH AMATEUR CUP (FINAL). Esclusham 4 Bangor 0 rrH 1: .wr.-f.SfT CJP (FINAL). WREXHAM v ABERDARE. At Wrexham, before 6,000 spectators. Play was evenly cortc, stied in the first half, and the only goal scored fell to Wrexham, Davies beat- ing the Aberdare custodian. Immediately after restarting Owen added a second goal for Wrex- ham, and Griffiths was responsible for a third. Result, Wrexham, three goals Aberdare, none. ST. MARTIN'S CUP (FINAL). WREXHAM VICTORIA v GWERSYLLT. Played at Gwersyllt on Monday, before a good gate. The play was evenly contested through- out. Result, Gwersyllt, two goals Wrexham Victoria one. THE COMBINATION". CHIRK V RHYL.—At Chirk, on Monday, before a holiday crowd, the latter winning by 1 to none. NANTWICH V MIDDLEWICH. — At "Nantwich the homesters out-played their opponents, and won by nine goals to none.
MAY WHEAT. THE SLUMP CONTINUING. The Chicago wheat pit was again extremely excited on Monday. May wheat continued the wild downward plunge, breaking 7$cents, below Saturday. Armours' reported purchases of a million bushels steadied the market. Then (says Reuter) there was renewed liquidation, which depressed the market almost to the lowest. New York moved in sympathy and became less active. ♦ t Two men, named William Whitwell and Henry Fresher, lost their lives in the river at Forty Foot Bridge, Ramsey, Huntingdonshire, late on Sunday night. They were in a cart, and in some way the horse" backed to the edge of the river bank, the cart toppling over into the water. Before assistance could arrive both men and the horse were drowned. The test piece in the male voice competition at Chester Easter Crown Eisteddfod on Mon- day, was Crossing the Plain," the prize being £ 20 and a silver crown for the conductor. The competing choirs were Wigan Harmonic, Man- chester Orpheus, Tregynon and District, Bir- mingham, and Warrington Apollo. At the close of an exceptionally keen competition Dr Row- land Rogers, the adjudicator, awarded the prize to the Manchester Orpheus, who were one point superior to Tregynon. Mr Evan Roberts visited the Tabernacle, Blaenau Festiniog, on Sunday evening, when there were about 1,500 people present. The meeting had been organised as a preaching meeting, but was converted into a prayer meet- ing. After an address by the Rev John Wil- liams, Mr Evan Roberts rose and said there were some people in the meeting who refused to obey the command of God. He spoke for about 20 minutes on the importance of obeying God, and subsequently the meeting was tested, when sev- eral expressed their readiness to obey. The con- verts numbered 10. Touching on the causes of the earthquake, Dr Davison mentions, in a letter to the Times," a fact which will be new and startling to many. The Himalayas, already the highest mountains in the world are still growing, and the origin of he eaithquake is no doubt to be sought in one of the great movements to which their growth is due. There was no part of the earth's surface at which the earth waves from the recent earth- quake were not sufficiently marked to be re- corded by seismographic instruments, and an exceedingly detailed record was given by a hori- zontal pendulum at Birmingham. These records show three groups of tremors, of which the first would take a direct course through the body of the earth, the second travelled along the surface by the shortest route to Birmingham, and the third and last followed the longest possible route, through the Antipodes and back again to Birmingham. About 3J hours aft-er the first movement they must have completed their jour- Key round the earth and returned to the centre of disturbance. e
MARKETS VS ?.SB>OOL GENERAL, Monday.—Wholesale price Butter, lid to Is per lb eggs, 19 to 2J for Is; fowls, 5B Dd to 63 6d; duckR, 55 6d to 63 Od; rabbits. Is 4d to Is 6d per eouple. i,ivKRPoo< ( TOKMMI. Wheat, only moderate trade, occasionally full, halfpenny under last Tut-sd&y. Maize, fair trade about Tuesday's rates- New mixed, 4s 2^d to 48 3d; Galveston, 4s 6d to 48 6Jd; Nebraska, 48 4!d to 4s 5d; Plate, 5s Ol to 5s Id. Beans, Saidi, 28a 3d to 28 6d. Peas, Canauian, 5s lid to 58 11 £ >1. Oa.t?, firm, extreme prices, new while, 2a 6d to 2s 7^d j ) ellow and black, 29 4d to 2a 5d. Flour, unchanged. BLKMINHHAM U ATT 1. SI., IUKSDAY. — Very few cattle and sheep were on effer, and trade was inactive. Prices ruled OR follow:- Beef, 11 ex-eford.9, 6(1 to 611 shorthorns 6d to 6J i; bulls and cows, 4d to 5id i calves, 6d to 8d wether sheep, 8J i to 9d ewes and rams, 5|d to 6|d lambs, 10a to lid per lb. Bacon 4'1 psgs, 10K Cd IO Os porkets, 9" 911 LO 10, Od BOWS, 7s 6 d to 78 10d per score. LIVERPOOL CATTLE MARKET, MONDAY.—Quota- tions :—Beef, 4|d to 6^d sheep, 7d to 10d. There was a smaller supply of cattle. Demand slow, and prices unchanged. An increased supply of sheep on, offei-, and to effect sales lower prices were accepted. Lambs, owing to cold weather, also eaiser in price. T ado on the whole of a hoiday character. At market, 665 cattle, 3,884 sheep. RIAX-KOIID (JATTLE, TUKHOAV. — Quotations:—* Cattle, 5d to 6|d sheep in wool, 8d to loi,-i do. clipped, 7d to 8id; lambs, lid to Is; calves, 6d to 8id pei lb; pigs, 9s to 10s Od per 201be. At market: Cattle, 1,548; sheep and lambs, 8,219; calves, 136; pigs, 15. LONDON RAY AND STRAW, TUESBAY.—Prices: Good to prime hay, 70s to 80. Od inferior to fair, 55s to 65a good to prime clover, 72K 6d to 80« inferior to fair ditto, 60s Od to 70a mixtuie a: d sainfoin, 68s to 77fi Od straw, 30a to 40s per le wd. CORK BDTTKK, Thursday.— l'riniest, —T priu-0 —s; firsts, 109s; seconds 108a kegs.—a; third, 99a kegs -8 fourths 80s; fifths —s choicest —?'i choice —a superfine 99s kegs —s fine mi id 99- mild 91s choicest boxefc 93s choice boxes; 89" 124 cwt of fresh butter A, 96a to 99a B, 83d TO 86s factory seconds. 73. Total number of firkin* 30. SHREWSBURY QENKRAL MARKET.—Quotations Fresh butter, Oil 10d to Is Od per lb eggs, 16 tn IS for Is; pigeons, lOd to la rabbits Is 6d to Is 9d fowls, 4s Od to 5s 0d chickens, 43 6d to 5s 6 i ducks, 5s Od to 7s Od per couple. OSWESTRY CORN MARKET, WEDNESDAY, — I 0 following were the quotationsWhite wheat (,)!Ii) 4s Od to4s9d white wheat (new), 4" 8d to 4- 9 j per751bs; red wheat (old), 4s 8d to 4s 9,i t wheat (new), 4s 8d to 4a 9d per 7b!b¡<; <>M <a!p 14s Od to 15s Od new oats, 10. 6d to 12. 0 "r 200ibs; malting barley, 19sI0d to 21t<0< grj,,¡ g barley, 13i! 6ri to 158 Od per 2801 b» new bea.,s, Os Oa to 08 Od per 2401bs. OSWESTRY GENERAL MARKET, WKONJO^OAV. Quotations:—Butter, 0s lid tolsOdperlb egMb 16 to 18 for Is; beef, 6d to 7d mutton, 7d to 9d lamb, 10d veal, 7d to 3d per lb fowls, 4e O!t to 5s Od; ducks, 5s 6d to 6s Od; rabbits, Is Od to Is 4d per couple; cauliflowers, 2d to 3d enob cabbages, Od to Id each potatoes, 3s 9d to 4a per cwt; Brussels sprouts, 2d to 3d per lb celery, 2d to 3d per stick; rhubarb, Id per bundle lettuce, > bro coli, 3d to 4d each spring onions, id to Id per bunch; tomatoes, Od to5d per lb; apples, Is 6d to 3s 6d per 100; watercress, Id radishes. Id per bunch. OSWKSTRY WEEKLY CATTI-IC FAIR.-There was » fair phow of stock on offer at the Smithfield Oil Wednesday. Cows and calf trade was very good, store cattle especially so. Sheep and pigs fUI]Y maintained previous rates. Messrs Whifcheid and Sons sold 268 cattle and calves, and 861 stie,,V and pigs. Messrs Wm llall,Wateridf;e & Owen s«l(i 75 fat cattle and a number of ^heep Messrs Whit- field and Rogers, and Mr T Whitfield, Junr. ba<3 their usual sales. Prices ruled as follows 6d to 6id per lb veal, 8d to 81(1 per lb alllttMJd 8d to 9d lamb, lOd to lid per Ib; pork pigs, 8s Od to 88 6d bacon pigs, 6s 9d to 7s Od per score. WHITCHURCH, FRIDAY.— Wheat, 14s Od it, 14s 6<J per 225 lbs barley, 16s Od to 19s Od per 280 lb' oats, 14s Od to 15s Od per 200 lbs; eggs, 17 to 19 Is butter, On lOd to IsOd per 16 oz fowls, 3f to 4s 0d; ducks, 5B 01 to 6s Od per coupie; OB 9d to 0s lOd per20lbs; beef,7dt.o9di ni 10 9d lamb, 8d to 9d veal, 8d to 9d; plrk 7d to 8d per lb rabbits, Is 8d to Is 9d pei couple. ELI/KSMKRE, IUESDAY,—Quotations as FOLLOW8 • Wheat, 14s Od to 15s Od per 225 lbs; barley 18s Od to 20s Od per 280 lbs; oats, lis Od to ^99'1 per 200 lbs; butter, lOd to IsOd per lb; egtrf- o 20 for Is; chickens, 5s Od to 6s 6d hens, 3s 0" to 4s Od rabbits, Is 6d to Is 9d per couple.
— On Monday, in the presence of a large gatherf ing, Mr John E. Greaves, Lord Lieutenant ° Carnarvonshire, formally opened the Cricoid11 Free Library, erected at a cost of £ 960. A Belfast workman named Robb and his tw° boys were out on Sunday in a skiff at HolyWOO d county Down, when a squall struck the boat an» it capsized. All three were drowned. other holiday accidents was one on the Thame8J where a youth named Holmes fell overboar while attempting to change his seat in a boa > and was drowned. At Seaham Harbour, a fell into deep water, but got out. A cornptlnloll was drowned, however, in attempting to resc him. ° CAMBRIA* RAILWAYS.—Approximate retutti '•affic leoeipts for the week ending April 2 r 9C5. Miles open, *280. Passengers, parcels, horees > rriages, dogs and mails, £ 3,447; merj minerals, and live stock, £ 2,480 total for the A 5,927; aggregate from commencementofhalf-y J 82 807. Actual traffic receipts for theoorresp0 ing week of last year Miles open, 280*. PaSS0D^fcC. parcels, &c., £ 2,562 merchandise, minerals. £ 3,305 total for the week, £ 5,867; aggregate commencement of half y ear, £ 85,352 *n'"Jg85; for the week, passengers, parcels. decrease, merchandise, minerals, &O., £ 825 increase for the week, £ 60; aggregate DECRE^ passengers, parcels &e., £ 120 aggregate deer merchandise, minerals, &c., £ 2,425; A £ £ RG^ £ 2 545. crease from commencement of half-yPAR> *Includes 23^ miles of Light Railways WOR E tiie Company. tile Company.