"AT LARGE a new story by E. W Hornmng Ltrw^ w i, in the Cardiff Times and,.
bpíug Hotter. /"IARDIFF AND BORDEAUX. /OfTOVV The CARDIFF STEAMSHIP aaae*gga.cQivrPAT^Y's FIRST-CLASS SCREW STEAMERS wiil sail as follows circa m- I jfcaiices permitting :— ( USK Cardiff for Bordeaux Oct. 27 SPEEDWELL.Bordeaux for Cardiff Oct. 29 With goods and passengers. For Rates of Freight, &c., apply to Mr A G. Todd, ^gent, 31, Qtiai des Chartrous, Bordeaux and to W. R. CORFIELD, 15le Telegraphic address, Exchange, Cardiff. Welcombe." National Telephone. No. 154 Fare Single, £ 2 10s Return. £ 4. J071 ELFAST AND GLASGOW. First Class Steamers are intended to sail'as under CARDIFF to BELFAST every MONDAY p.m. tide. CARDIFF to GLASGOW every Monday & Thursday. SWANSEA to BELFAST every Wednesday p.m. tide. SWANSEA to GLASGOW every Wednesday and Friday. NEWPORT to BELFAST and GLASGOW. TUESDAYS, 4th and 18th October, p.m. tide. Fares-Glasgow, Cabin, 20s; Deck (Sailors), 10s. Belfast, Cabin, 17s 6d; Steerage, 10s. Best route to North of Ireland and all Scotland. For rates and further particulars apply to ALEXANDER GREGOR, 9, Bute-crescent, Cardiff. B. BURTON & SON, LD.. Newport. M. JONES & BRO., Albion Chambers, Swansea.1014 CUNAHD LINE. FIVE AND A THIRD DAY PASSAGES. ROYAL MAIL STEAMERS JH< FROM LIVERPOOL VIA QUEENSTOWN. FOR NEW YORK. I FOR BOSTON. CAMPANIA.Sat.. Oct. 29 CEPHALONIATu,Oct. 25 CMBRIA Sat., Nov. 5 CATALONIA.-Tu.Nov. 1 fcUCANIA Sat?, Nov. 12 SYLVANIA Tu, Nov. 8 Superior accommodation at moderate fares for first, seqond and third class passengers. Through bookings to China, Japan, New Zealand, and Aus- tralia, also to all parts of United States and Canada, including Klondyke, &c. Third class passengers by Boston steamers booked to New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore without extra charge. Third class jtHEKJUNABD STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LIMITED, 8, Water-street, Liverpool OR TO TILIlt AGJNTS, -< Samuel John Davies, 9, Bdward-plaee, Crockherbtown" Cardiff; W.J. Trounce. Bute Docks, Cardiff; Messrs T. C. 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Davies, 9, Edward-pl., Queen-st.; W. J. Trounce, Bute Docks C. Stewart & Co., 35, Mountstuart-square C. J. Cudlipp, Castle-road, Cardiff; Masou & Co., 2, Mount-st.; Austin and Silcocks, Swansea T. H. Austin, Neatli-road, Lan- dore; D. S. Thomas, British School, Llandovery; W. Hancock, Downing-st., & J. L. Bowen, Lakefield, Llanelly; H. Lewis, Bridge-st., Neath; W. Milton Locke, 3, Commercial-st., Newport; D. L. Jones, Villiers-st., Briton Ferry; J. Roberts, 1 ontypndd D T. Davies. 43, Upper Tiioinas-st., Merthyr, Rhjs Roberts, Woodfield-st., Morriston M. D. Price, 54, High-st., E'erndale; A. Tilney, Saw Mills, Abei- Jillery W. Edwards, Blaina D. W. Hughes, Post- pffice, Tredegar; J. D. Thomas, Seven Sisters, Wallace J. Tong, 15, Davies-st.. Brynmawr; T. H, fomkins, Abergavenny. 1016 ALGRAVE, AIURPIIY, GZOCX T)ALGRAVE, MURPHY, & CO.'S LINE Or, STEAMERS fl*" SWANSEA TO HAMBURG. 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TENERIFFE, CAPE TOWN, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA (VIA HOBART), AND NEW ZEALAND. oprmre Jixcellent accommodation. I^FarS. lp«c..ite™8 t. Families. Hound tbe World Pleasure Tours. Nov. 10 RIMUTAKA £ £ o.Leadenhall- i LLANljNilTyCAKADA mdI the A STATES. Saloon fares from £ 12, »econa C^bin £ 7" Steerage, £ 5. Sailing from Liverpool SSfCSfC. »»««'. a M»"' Cardiff E. Kees, SoStli Wales S> Es"=i V Ss« Tydfil. =— L ONDON TO CARDIFF So SWANSEA. WEEKLY SAILINGS. ajf<j in_ The London and South Wales S London (King tended to Sail every IHURSDAX ir rri,ing Goods ftnd Queen Wharf, Xiotherhithe SJ^^ •nly for CARDIFF »nd SWAN&EA, as 0ct. 20 Camel ss, London to Cardiff & fe. wanse Fitzwilliam ss, „ Matthews and Luff, For further particulars apply London, E.C.; Sussex House, 52, LeadenhalK and F. H.Tucker and Co., Swansea, or a 1M5 T.nff 174 Bute-street. Cardiff. /"1ITY OF CORK STEAM P^^ARDI^ 1 J £ ,TD.—CORK, NEWPORT, and CARDU- WEEKLY SAILINGS. 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BEECHAM, Chemist, St. Helen's, Lan- cashire, and sold by all Druggists and Patent Medi- cine Dealers everywhere. In Boxes, 9, Is ld, and 28 9d each. 4828 THE CARDIFF rjlIMES AND ODTHWALESWEEKLEWS s Contains I A SENSATIONAL SERIAL STORY ENTITLED JTTER JQREADFUL ^ECRET OB WHAT A YOUNG GIRL DID FOR GOLD. BY SKIPP BORLASSE, Author of Both Princess and Police Spy," "Nina the Nihilist," &c., &c. Thrilling incidents, intensely dramatic, nd following each-other in rapid succession a wild, weird mystery, which will not be solved until the end of the tragic narrative is almost reached, intermingled with the tenderest and purest love .passages, will form the leading characteristics of this remarkable story. IA I N E S BILL POSTING SYNDICATE For Aberdare, Hirwain, Moantain Ash, and District. Z. ANDREWS, SECRETARY OFFIOBS 05 SEW TEQ&SOm åU" un.sint,ss Alrhrt55ts. 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THE HOUSEHOLD. I IKE the advent of most seasons, the coming of autumn brings work to the mistress of the house who would have her I home bear the appearance of being always fresh and suitably appointed. Just at the moment she should steer clear of either making draggling muslins last out," or lengthening the winter for her family by plung- ing into the heavy draperies which must be permanent for so long. But a little added cosi- ness is greatly to be desired, and the return of extra rugs and curtains ought to be accomplished so quietly that their need is not felt until their presence is appreciated Curtains ought, of course, all to have been cleaned before being put away, and it is often a joy to find them so much fresher looking than you fancied they were, only sometimes it is the reverse, and you look at stains and faded strips with positive despair. What is to be done with them ? I think the worst acci- dents happen to the lower part of curtains as a rule-just where cups of tea and the contents of a flower vase ma,y be easily upset -and if the curtains could be turned the other way or the spoilt part covered all would be well for a time 'or two at any rate. Looking over some new de- signs for curtain tops, which seam to be entirely taking the place of dado borders and trimming, just as friezes have superseded paper dados on walls, I was struck with one which, besides being an exceedingly decorative design for absolutely new material, would be just the thing to come to the rescue of older curtains in the way I have described. The faded or spoilt part of curtains THE OF CUIiTAINS. could be covered with a hanging piece of con- trasting material having a design either em- broidered or woven in harmonising colours and cut after the shape given in the accompanying illustration, and there is no reason why the side pieces should not be extended somewhat further down if need be. It is very easily adapted to any kind of cornice, as all that is required is a row of ornamental nails, round which the silk cord holding the hanging frieze is twisted. For long, narrow windows the introduction of this design is of great decorative va.lue. For rooms treated at all in Oriental fashion the frieze drapery should be cut out in the shape of a Moorish arch- way and one of the many Eastern fabrics used this' looks well over curtains of any ordinary, plain material so long as the colour does not fio-ht with its surroundings. Writing of windows reminds me how continually I have been struck with the lack of originality shown in the treatment of those little window blinds which French people so aptly term mustere." There are so many ways of making them iust a little out of the common, and yet by no means flaunting, or necessarily partaking of the scheme of colour of the room. This latter is not always desirable it seems to take outside people too much into our confidence with regard to our indoor life, if indeed it does not succeed in making the outside of the house look like some rafe struggling to obtain attention. At least th s is the effect of coming upon some 15 or so Sows draped in coloured art muslin even white can be obnoxiously oovious if accompanied by large blue bows floor after floor. I give in the A Thio or drawing' a collection of these little blinds, which I hope will act as a sort of inspiration to some of my readers, showing that the usual yard o inus run on to a brass rod top and bottom is not absolutely essential to domestic haP!r So- liler is a certain delicate make of biege-eoloured canvas which may be made up in the design of -s one of these little blinds with a widehem-stiiche edge, caught up on to the side of tne wmdow uuo two or three folds, and held there by a r'bbon bow with a piece of the canvas turning over. the top, and neatly whipped on the good-looking piece of guipure lace; on the opposite side a little of the canvas is bunched up into a small roseate and fastened to the window without any bow at all. Then the other blind is made of cream-colourea butter muslin, and the outline of a group of poppies, and their foliage is very delicately run in flax thread-red threads for the poppies and green for the foliage. This grouped somewhat at one side of the blind is rather a relief after the all-over patterns of printed muslin. Ditinty little stitches of French knots may be introduced along the top of the blind where the material is pleated into small box-pleats, and then allowed to now out quite loosely. The third blind is of a rather more formal description which would go well with Adams' furniture and decoration. It is also of the biege canvas, and has pieces of the guipure introduced into the top" giving the effect of festoonings, each ending ixi a little ornamental brass heading pierced with holes, through which the screws fasten it to the window. This blind is also arranged in box-pleats, and the lower bor- der is edged with a, narrow guipure. Very high windows do not easily lend them- selves to modern modes of decoration. l'he long, unbroken expanse of window curtain points rather to the early Victorian. Era than to the more artistic styles of to-day, and devices are eagerly seized upon to diminish their height. I have recollections of a bright, siinnv, morning- room in a house where I was staying at i French seaside place, which I have drawn for your benefit as well as my memory will serve. This will show you another mode of treatment to produce the same desirable result. The windows were framed in bamboo, the tipper part having a double frame extending some 15 inches below the top of the window this was filled in with tightly-stretched A PRETTY ROOM. <1, coloured canvas, on which was embroi- cred a succession of little ships in bold out- P. stltch. Below the curtains were of cotton Wlth a Japanese design, thus accen- furnisfed 6 ^F'uera* sfcyle in which the r<wm was
DEAF AND DUMB MARRIAGE. pretty wedding, which was not o T ,Pathetic element, was celebrated at n« ht j urch, Goose-green, East Dulwicb, Wa»o<v!1 celebrant \>eing the Rev. Lincoln assisted by the Rev. William j.' nv?..1 hride and bridegroom are deaf and -on r>f j ,at,ter' Mr George Barber, who is the TA.1. Widely respected couple living in East DWICh, IS an athletic young fellow. By occu- L. a c1arve,; in wood, he has for some years of "RI-O at Venn's, the naval engineers, l!l r b- He and his bride, Miss Alice Bray, for educated at the same institution if deaf and dumb in Margate, J their brightness and intelli- of that 7>r. *!on- Roth were born deaf, their dumbness nf r,o, 1* p.Qysical but merely the natural result • avingr heard a human voice. The in- cere1moQy was witnessed by some hun- many of them being old fellow- °i yo»mg couple, and were themselves dT,mb. As Mr Wansbrough read the ^tf-,se5v"lce' Mr Raper interpreted it by ges- i n was most interesting to notice how eTy ade of movement was interpre- ting u J6 Pre?fnt- It is of interest to note ant! du 6 b 1 scaa aQd best man were also deaf and dumb.
CORRESPONDENCE. GATES AND STILES (Councillor).—There has been I no authoritative decision as to the duty of repair- I ing stiles or gates. but this duty seems to be cast upon the occupier, and if the stile or gate forms part of a fence which separates the property of different occupiers it is the duty of the occupier I whose fence it is to repair. If the stile or gate is allowed to become ruinous the Rural District Council may remove it after notice, or take pro- ceedings against the person liable to repair as for a nuisance. You should consult a solicitor in a matter of such importance to the community. TITHES (i.R.).-The Tithe Act, 1391, makes the owner j liable to pay tithe notwithstanding any contract to the contrary made after the passing of the Act. We would advise you not to pay. BIGAMY (Merthyr).-Only the first marriage is legal. The settlement is void if made conditional upon the second marriage, which is invalid. You seem to be entitled to some of your first husband's pro- perty, although you do not state whether you have any children. REFRESHMENT HOUSE (Swansea).-You may sell non- intoxicating refreshments up to 10 p.m. without a licence. COPYHOLD (Tenant).-Unless the custom of the manor permits it, you cannot lease your copyhold land for more than a year without the lord's licence, for which you will have to pay a small fee. CHANCERY (Alone).—Your case is full of difficulties. You do not say whether your grandfather was the eldest son or not, nor whether his daughter was the only child. Your friends should assist you to get full particulars, together with legal assistance. DOG LICENCE (Collier).—It will be necessary for you to take out a licence for your dog as soon as it is six months old, even if it reaches that age a few days before the end of the year, when the licence expires. NOTICE (Employer).—A week's notice to leave may be given at any time to an assistant who is paid weekly.
LIBERALISM IN SOUTH GLAMORGAN. TO THE EDITOR. SIB,—Will you kindly permit me to direct attention to the prevailing political indifference in the rural places in South Glamorgan, and to urge that something should be done to stir up Liberal enthusiasm in our villages ? I know that in Dinas Powis, Eastbrook, and the adjacent villages and hamlets a great deal of ignorance exists in political matters generally, and if Alderman Walter H. Morgan 'is going to wrest the representation of South Glamorgan from the present member, there must be more hard and steady work under- taken than has yet been accomplished. I know that among a large proportion of the residents of Dinas Powis and Eastbrook the true facts re- garding Liberal and Tory legislation arc not half understood. The political darkness that prevails is appalling, and while Liberalism is in a state of supineness, Toryism is being actively and diligently propagated. It seems to me that if Liberals in our villages would only band together they could meet and defeat the persistent and insidious work of the Tories. I should be delighted to unite and co- operate with Liberals in Dinas Powis and East- brook to advance the principles and consolidate the ranks of Liberalism A splendid work might be done during the winter mouths in spreadiug a fuller knowledge of the advantages of Liberal legislation and Liberal government amongst our rural population. And if those Liberals in our villages who are firmly convinced that their cause is the best would only join together in an effort to make our principles and the achieve- ments of our party better known, I feel assured that when the time comes there would be no diffi- culty in defeating Major Wyndham-Quin. I admit that Major Quin is a strong man, and he will require some beating, but with such a candi- date as Alderman Walter H. Morgan there would be no difficulty in registering an overwhelming majority against him. Alderman Morgan, who is an excellent fighter, is a sturdy representative of all the best qualities of Liberalism, and if we send him to the House of Commons as our representative we will do a splendid work. But to attain our desire we must begin at once to ensure a systematic spread of such knowledge as will at once show the rural dwellers that they have everything to gain from Liberal ascendency and everything to lose from Tory government. in Alderman Walter H. Morgan we have a candidate who has always shown warm and practical sympathy with the claims of the masses, and if we had him in Parlia- ment we could expect something to be done for the benefit of those whom Major Wyndbam-Quin's political action tends to systematically oppress. As I have already stated, I am ready and willing to co-operate in this work if other Liberals will join in the work with me. We can give Alderman Walter H. Morgan a majority of 17500 votes if we are only wise and diligent. If we do as they did at Jerusalem a Liberal victory in South Glamorgan is assured.—I am, &c., D. R. MORGAN. Dinas Powis,:25th October, 1898.
THE RATES AND THE COLLECTION. TO THE EDITOB. SIB,—I have seen the effusion of Mr Henry Jones, the chief collector of the Cardiff Corpora- tion rates, in Monday's issue of the ScnUh I Vales Daily News. It looks formidable, and is, I take it, the joint production of a plurality of heads. Mr Jones takes care to justify his position, and attributes the increase in the collecting staff to the growth of the town. But, sir, the town did not grow so much between the time Mr Jones was appointed and the time when he sought and ob- tained additional assistance. After the Finance Committee, as I am informed, gave him two assistants, which was computed to last for a rea- sonable period, and even if it grew at an abnor- mally ra.pid growth, it ought not to be necessary for Mr Jones to require a staff of 18 or 20 to pre- pare the December rate of 1896 within the pre- scribed limit of time. To my mind, sir, these augmentations in a narrow space of time suggest two things. (1)— Either that the staff was lacking in some material points or (2) that the penmanship must have been faulty, for I am persuaded that a staff of nine or 10 persons could otherwise accomplish the requisite office labour. I am writing from information received from what I consider authentic sources. Mr J ones states in his letter that there are only 13 hands at present employed in the collecting offices. But what are they all doing in the .interval between the making of two rates in the year ? a time when business is slack and nothing to do beyond taking the rate payments from the rate- payers, for, as I understand the case, it is only at the making of the new rates that a pressure arises, and the need for extra help is essential. I am firmly convinced that a less staff than even 13 hands could accomplish the office work, expedi- tion of penmanship and repiaity of despatch always provided.—lam.&c., Cardiff. A RATEPAYER'S FRIEND.
THE DEATH PENALTY. There are probably no more than three States in the world where capital punishment is prac- tically unknown. One is Italy, the other is Switzerland, and the third is, of all places— Hyderabad. The death penalty is unkown in the Nizam's dominions. Sentence sof death is sometimes passed for mutiny involving murder but for common law murder the sentence is life imprisonment. Such criminals were formerly transported to the Andamans, but as the British Government charged the Nizam's Government heavily for taking charge of its transported convicts the practice of transport ation for life has ceased to exist in Hyderabad. For mutiny and murder the penalty was changed from hanging to beheading, but though such sentences have occasionally been pronounced they have never been carried out, because the Nizam, whose sanction is necessary, has always withheld it. Not a single case of beheading a prisoner upon whom the death sentence has been passed has occurred since the accession of the present Nizam.
CHAPEL ON FIRE IN RADNORSHIRE. On Sunday an alarming fire occurred at Nantgwyn Chapel, near Pantyawr, in the parish of St Harmon, Radnorshire. Just before the congregation assembled for the evening service the lamps fell from the suspension rod, and the oil igniting 'there was soon a terrific blaze throughout the chape!, the flames reaching nearly to the top of the building. Thexareiaker at once gave the alarm, and several persons imme- diately arrived and battled with the flames. W ater fortunately was near at hand, and although at first no hope of saving the building was enter- tained tbe fire w?»3 got under. A good deal oi damage, however, was done, the chief loss sus- tained being a valuable harmonium. The chapel was erected in 1877 at a cost of Y,1,300. Ihe damage will be nearly covered by insurance. -=-
CLEVELAND IRON TRADE. MIDDLESBROUGH, Tuesday.—The iron market iloes not show the weakness noticeable on the Stock Exchange, prices being very firm and in I excess of those previously quoted both in pig-iron and manufactured material. There was not a very large business, consumers having a g^ood deal of iron to receive which was bought earlier. Warrant prices are stronger in Cleveland, but we&ker in Scotch, owing to the irregular condi- tions set up by speculation at Glasgow. This market, however, does not seem to be influenced by such changes materially, except that No. 3 fails to advance in proportion to the warrant rate. Shipments are improving, but are very much behind corresponding deliveries iE October, owing to the late limitations of delivery by drought and bad weather, The quotation for No. 3 was 44s 9d makers, merchants accepting 44s 6d. Cleveland warrants were 46s sellers; grev forge, 42s 6d white iron, 4js i foundry, 43s 6d; hematite mixed numbers, 54s 3d, all showing advances. Common bai-a and iron angles have risen to 16 iron ship-plates, £ 6 2s 6d; steel ship-plates, £ 6 10s; steel ang]eS) £ Q 5S; iess discount. Coke advancing.
8IInIJF"- PAST EVENTàiNoURISLANDS RECALLED. OCTOBER 26th- 1837—Meeting at Manchester to promote a sys- tem of national education. 1845-Caroline B,%roness Nairn, authoress of many popular Scottish songs,died, aged 79. 1846—The Linlithgow Town Council, by a majority of 12 to 2, voted resolutions ex- pressive of regret at the conduct of the new directors of the Edinburgh.& Glasgow Railway in stopping the running of a, Sun- day train between those two cities. 1847—Settlement of the Roman Catholic hiar- archy in England. 1859-Lord Brougham was entertained at a, public banquet in Edinburgh. 1882-The statue of Thomas Carlyle was un- veiled on the Thames Embankment.
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TALK ON CARDIFF 'CHANGE HEARD BY THETMAN UNDER THE CLOCK. CARDIFF, Monday, 1.30 P.M. « What I want to know, you know Certainly. Only got to ask. Inquire within on everything. Put the penny in the slot, and the figure——" It's a question of figures. What I want to know is whether there'll be any dividend on Extraordinary man. No one else wants to know any such thing." On the Barry Now, Taff is hopeless, it seems to i-ne and Rhymney-well, there But Barry has a lot to lose, for unless they can raise 3 per cent, on the Ordinary they'll not get trustee status for the Preference. Just as they're getting to the ten years' limit, too. Have to run a whole ten years again, unless 3 per cent. is paid now, be- fore the preferences would be trustee securities.' That 3 per cent. will be paid." On the Undivided but what about the others ?" Three per cent. on the Preferred will do. But there'll be more a bit for the Deferred as well." Where's it coming from ?" Three months' good traffic and a pinch, there's the reserves and, after them, there's the premium on the new issue. Why not ? Nothing new to carry premiums to reserve." IS THERE A GAME ON ? Is there a game on ? See, here's Taff all behind, still showing decreases. Rhymney, too. And Barry has increases." What game ?" Starving Taff to make 'em come to some terms." No need for any game. Barry is the freighters' line and coal is sent that way. Moreover, a. ship goes right in to Barry any time of the tide and away to the tip, without a minute's delay. Get away at once, directly she's loaded no waiting. I was down there the other day, and saw the Ethel Radcliffe come in at low water, drawing 15 feet. At Cardiff there'd have beau hours to wait. Traffic goes there because it can be dealt with there. No game about it." Well, I don't know. Read the letters in the papers, all bearing Taff. One last Saturday. Heavy dose of figures; and winding up with the moral—make terms with the Bute." THE NEW BAIL WAY SCHEMES. Getting towards the Parliamentary stage again. The kite flying season has commenced Taff directors meet to-day." Well, going away from Bills and new schemes —I only hope there'll be no trouble with the men on the Taff. Had enough bother with the colliers and it seems to me there's mischief brewing if that guaranteed week is interfered with. When men stand on call for work, they should be paid that's only fair, and that's what Inskip settled, and the other lines still pay." Coming back to Bill" and w schemes—Have you heard that Bute have a big job on hand ?" Always provided they can't buy or bluff Taff into an understanding." Provided nothing. Or, at least, part of the scheme will go on, even if there was an amalga tnation with Taff." Savest thou so, 0 friend ? Then may Taffs be worth buying." BUTE'S NEXT MOVE. At present, they're better worth selling, for Bute's next move is a clever one—going for powers to close the Canal above Pontypridd. The evidence last year showed good traffic from Cardiff to Pontypridd, but nothing above. So they'll go for changing the Canal into a railway above Pontypridd." And as they've got powers already up to Pontypridd, they'll be suited. But what's the big scheme that's to go on even if they amalga- ma.ted with Taff ?" A new line from their Roath branch away to the Sirhowy Valley tunnelling, of course; rather a big thing." Aha Likewise, 0-ho Check to Barry." "Exactly. Barry joins Brecon and Merthyr; line, and tunnels through to Nine-mile Point, the Rhymney Company's old scheme and Bute gets also a Monmouthshire line." Where's the capital to come from ?" What's that got to do with it ?" A little, it seems to me. Railways can't be made without money." But railway powers may be sought, even though you don't want to use them. Good things to pltty at exchange with, and if Bate can get powers they can get terms from Barry without making any line at all. See ?" Why wasn't I a lawyer, engaged on Parlia- mentary work for big companies eternally on the go in a country that's like a grid-iron "already, and where the grid expands every year GOOD TIKES FOR SHIPOWNERS. Because you're a shipowner, making pots of money out of poor beggars who're obliged to hip coal whatever the rates of freight may be." Well, G-enoa at 10s 6d is distinctly healthy. If one could only htwe about three years of it. Eh, what ?" Not so long ago you were carrying to Genoa for 5s 3d Oh, that was bankruptcy." Then it was 6s 3d, 6s 6d, for a long time——" "Not worth taking. Nothing in it, except to keep the engines from rust." Now its 10s 6d and still you asking for more." When you come to look at it, though there's these spurta, there's not much in it. So much competition, and everything puliing up so strict why you'd never believe. People think that steamers arc a little gold mine but it's all the other way, I assure you. Now— Oh. Who was it said the other day that freights were bound to keep up ?" w Oh, well. I meant Bound to keep up because trade is expanding. More goods requiring to be moved every year- I—er—I well, what I "And that the rate of shipbuilding was not pro- portionate to the rate of increase in quantities, after allowing for wrecks and that. And that consequently freights must keep up, because the demand for shipments couldn't slacken below a certain point. That the closing of the Baltic and Black Sea, though a lot of tonnage would be set free, wouldn't make any difference, because then the River Plate trade would open out. That the high rates from America now were not due to any abnormal demand, although so much ton- ■ nage had been taken off the market; but that; we might look for high rates for a long time bc- cause-- If you'll only let me get a work in edgeways. All that's all right. Must be. Came from a mau who's never wrong-- But you're not taking into account what would happen IF WE HAD A WAR. If we had a war everything would be stopped. It would play the very dickens with South Wales. Any interference with the ordinary course of things would derange tra.de, and coal consumption would be the nrst to fall off. We should lose our French business right away and Cardiff alone sends to France 2;1; to 2 million tons a year. France is a big customer. Newport sends not far short of half a million and Swan- sea over 600,000 tons. What price Fashoda ?" But I don't see how Salisbury can give way. He oughtn't to." Then the price for Fashoda will be a big one and the next question will be—what's the value when you've paid the price ?" But it's not a question of Fashoda. It's a question of whether you're going to lie down and be kicked- Oh, all right. Have it your own way. But I see there's been a heavy drop in Con- sols to-day, and that's my barometer. That shows squalls and when squalls are forecast it's time to shorten sail. Been carrying a bit too much canvas lately, seems to me. A reef or two will steady the ship, eh ?" Your barometer's a bad one. The bears are playing with it. There's a way out of the Fashoda difficulty, clearly shown ?" Give compensation ? Yes." Why should I compensate a man who grabs what doesn't belong to him ?" What'll it cost you, when the compensation's to come out of somebody else's pocket ?"
THE CHURCHES. On Monday afternoon another of the series of meetings which are being held throughout the diocese in aid of the St. David's Diocesan Fund was held in the Assembly Rooms, Llandrindod Weils. Sir Powlett C. Milbank, Bart., M.P., ] iord Lieutenant, presided, and was supported by the Lord Bishop of St. David's, Mr C. Venables- Llewelyn, Mr E. D. Thomas, Mr W. E. Prickard, Ven. Archdeacon Bevan, &e. Resolutions express- ing strong approval of the movement were unanimously passed. On Monday night the public recognition of the Rev, S. R. Jenkins, B,A., as pastor of the Market- square English Congregational Church, Merthyr, took place at that place of worship under the pre- sidency of Mr W. L. Daniel. There was a large attendance. The Rev. John Thomas, Zoar, on behalf of himself and the Welsh churches of the town, extended to the new pastor the heartiest welcome. Professor Lloyd, Bangor, spoke of the sterling qualities of the new pastor, and of the remarkable manner, in which he had attached himself to the young men of that city.
VEGETARIANISM AT CARDIFF. A public meeting under the auspices of the Cardiff Vegetarian Society for the purposes of affording an exposition of the aims and advan- tages of vegetarianism was held at Andrews' Hall, Cardiff, on Monday night. Alderh-tau E. Beavon, .T.P., presided, and addresses were delivered by Mr G. C. Wade, provincial secretary for Wales Mr T. Webber, president of the Cardiff Society and Major Richardson-, founder of the Order of Daniel ites, which exists for the purpose of uniting true vegetarians into one common brotherhood and to set free the slaves of fashion and of vitiated and to set free the slaves of fashion and of vitiated customs.
CADOXTON B.W.T.A The annual meeting of the Cadoxton branch of- the B.W.T.A. was held on Monda.y evening. The meeting was addressed by Mr Tertius Phillips and by G^wynetit V&ugban/' the secretary of the Welsh Union of the Women's Liberal Associa- tion, who is at present in Wales engaged in Liberal work. Ihe annual report was an en- couraging one and the balance-sheet a so and one.
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EXTRAORDINARY STORY. A VISCOUNTESS IN 0THE BOX. A remarkable action, Quinton v. Towers," occupied nearly the whole of Monday's sittiDg of Judge Lumley Smith, Q.C., in the Westmin- ster. County Court. Mrs Quinton sought to recover 120 for board and lodging from a Miss lowers, a lady of 98 years of age. A Mr Loftus, a foreign gentleman, appeared for the defendant, and said she was too feeble to come to court, but had asked him to come for her. He was a sort of a friend of the family." Plaintiff said the old lady was brought to her house by her nephew. She left owing the amount claimed. The 'aan calling himself Loftus stole her away." HE RUSHED TO HER ASSISTANCE. Loftus said he lodged at the plaintiff's house 57, Beauchamp-place, Kensington. One day he was out for a walk, when he saw a very aged iadv in imminent peril of beiDg run over. He rushed to her assistance, and just managed to save her life. He offered to see her safely home, and to his great surprise she gave her address as 57, Beauchamp-place. He took her home, and after I that used to take her for drives on Sundays. One Sunday on their return it was found the old lady's cash box had been forced, and ClOO stolen from it. Mrs Quinton, or Sheffield, or whatever I her name was-she had so many—threatened to turn her into the street. He took pity on her, and found a home for her. He also paid plaintiff £ 20, all that was due to her from the old lady. Plaintiff denied receiving the £ 20. His Hdnour One of you is committing gross perjury. I do not know which yet. Lofcus said he could not produce receipts, as his solicitor, now dead, never returned them to him, but his oath was as good as anyone else's. His Honour That is what I have to try. Are you keeping this old lady ?—Yes. Have you taken an annuity ?—Yes. You have got her now, then ?—It costs me a lot. Why keep her ?—No one ivill take her. Plaintiff Why did you take her from me ?— i Because you said you would put her in the street. Plaintiff Never. I would not hurt a worm. (Laughter.)—In answer to the Judge, she said hers and six other houses had been cleared by the Vestry now. Loftus locked her in her room while he stole the old lady out without all her clothes 9D. Loftus This is highly amusing. His Honour It does not amutc: me much. A NEPHEW. John Wood Towers, called by the pla ntiff, said he was Miss Towers' eldest nephew. He always found plaiotiff reated bis aunt properly. Loftus came to him and said he was going to sell Miss Towers' London and North-Western Railway Stock. His Honour: She had North-Western Stock ? The secret is out now. Did you go to the witness's ? Loftus That's nothing to do with the case. This is not a criminal court. His Honour Did you sell the stock ? Do you deciine to answer on the ground of incriminat- ing yourself ? Loftus No. I decline to answer. His Honour, haviug referred to notes in a previous action in the same matter, said the old lady said she was carried out without some of her clothes on. Plaintiff next called Viscountess Hinton, who said she was a "professional." Loftus Organ grinder. (Laughter.) NVitness I am not ashamed of my profession. It is honest. My husband is Viscount Hinton, .but unfortunately I have to sing in the street. His Honour (making notes) I am the wife of Viscount Hinton, and sing in the streets ? (Laughter.) Witness Yes- Loftus (bowing): I have great honour in making your acquaintance, Viscountess Hinton. (Laughter.) His Honour You have been before ths public. have not you, for some time ? Witness Yes ten years. His Honour: I mean Viscount Hiuton's affairs. Witness: Yes. Plaintiff introduced ma to Miss Towers. She was a very eccentric old lady, and took a fancy to me. I took her to Brighton, and we staved-at the Queen's Hotel, but we had to leave as she was so tiresome. She would go into other people's apartments. (Laughter.) That fellow (Loftus) nsed to sleep in the linen cupboard. (Laughter.) He had not a shoe to his foot till Mrs Quinton bought some for him. He stole the old lady away with nothing on but one stocking a.nd a boot. (Laughter.) Loftus, in reply to the Judge, said he lived at 80, Elsham-rcad, Kensington, and handed in his business card and pass book. 11 Viscountess Hinton, in answer to Loftns I never knew you to have sixpence in your life. (Laughter.) POLICE COURT PROCEEDINGS. Loftus called Police-sergeant Wilson, who gave evidence as to a lot of Police Court proceedings in connection with the case. I His Honour, after hearing this evidence, said This seems a strange sort of house, how many lodgers had you besides the one in the cupboard ? (Laughter.) Plaintiff A magistrate from South Africa. I His Honour What colour was he ?—White I Where did Loftussbep ?-In a. small cupboard. Anybody else ?-A Japanese, two servant girls, three young ladies. What colour were they ?— They were Creoles. Oh, they were brown then. (Laughter.) Any- one else ?—Miss Towers, Is your name Sheffield ?—It was. Loftus She was divorced. Plaintiff Yes it was on the grounds of adul- tery, but it was not true. I went to Australia, and married Mr Quinton-Kennedy, and "ft him out there. Loftus A little matter of theft, wasn't there ? Plaintiff: No, I was married to him the day before I left for England. His Honour What was the eood of tha.t ? I (Laughter,) u-- Loftus The little matter of theft did it. Plaintiff: Really he should be punished I severely for perjury. (Laughter.) His Honour It is rather unusual. (Laughter.) I Why did you leave so hurriedly ? Plaintiff: I went there for my health I (Laughter.) Loftus Is he dead ? Plaintiff Perhaps you will go to Australia aud see. (Laughter.) This man came to me, my Lord, with a woman, and left her with 5s for her keep. She is a cook at Cromwell-gardens. Loftus A tissue of lies. He put in a marriage certificate showing he was married at a registry office. Ultimately His Honour said there would be judgment for the plaintiff for £ 20, but without costs, as she bad brought the defendant to court on a prior occasion, and not gone on with the case. Plaintiff said she was without funds through Loftus taking her furniture, and went to Hollo- way Prison for her rates. She had not the money to pay the hearing fee on the former occasion,and an application that she might sue in forma, pau- peris was refused.
COUNSEL AND THE FIRE OF LONDON. "DISTURBING ENGLISH HISTORY.' In the Queen's Bench Division (before Justices Bigham and Darling), in the matter of the Parish of St. Gregory by St. Paul v. the Board of Agriculture, Mr R. C. Glen moved ex parte on behalf of the churchwardens of the parish of St. Gregory by St. Paul, City for a rule calling tipon the Board of Agriculture to show cause why a writ of certiorari should not issue to bring up for the purpose of being quashed an order or certificate of the Board redeeming cer- ta-in rates payable in respect of the Deanery of St. Paul's and other property in Carter-lane, City. The lsarned counsel said the rates in ques- tion were levied to make up the sum of X4,000 paidannually by the parish in support of the minor canons of St Paul's in lieu of payments which were created in the first instance by a statute of Henry VIII. He moved on the ground that the Board of Agriculture had exceeded their jurisdiction, as the London City Tithes Act, 1879. under which the Board had purported to act. did not apply to the rates in question. Mr Justice Bigham What did the statute of Henry VIII. deal with ? Mr Glen It was passed in order to put an end to strife and contention with regard to the pay- ment of tithes in the City of London after the great fire. Mr Justice Bigham Which great fire are you talking about ? I thought the great fire came later than that. (Laughter.) Mr Glen I have not got the exact date. Mr Justice Darling Was it not in the time of Charles II. ? Mr Justice Bigham: I am afraid, Mr Glen, you are disturbing English history. (Laughter.) Mr Glen (after perusing the recital in the statute) I have no doubt made a mistake. Mr Justice Darling Then the people in the City squabbled with their vicars before the great fire took place ? Mr Glen Yes, and the strife and contention were renewed in consequence of the great fire Continuing, the learned counsel said it had been held by the Court of Appeal in these cases that payments under the statute of Henry VIII. were not tithes 01 payments in lieu of tithes, but merely statutory payments. Mr Justice Bigham You may take a rule.
YELLOW MILL POND CRIME. THE DEAD GIRL'S LOVER CONFESSES. Dr. Nancy Guilford, of Bridgeport, Con^ ticut, who is charged with the murder of Eniv :Gill, the girl whose dismembered bodv"wn<i fin Yellow Mill Pond, in the doctor's 'native town, was handed over on Monday at Bow-sir^f to the American detectives. The story qf the tragedy remained unrevealed pir Lushiogton aeciSng to hear nothing but Jevidence relating to identity fJ%^t?°WeVOr'tbat the representative of • the,Star who was in court wasn't satisfied to remam tn ignorance. He buttonholed the Yankee police, and tried to extort some informa- tion. There has,-it seems, been a confession. Ac- cording to the story told by the United States officers, somebody else seems to be a good deal i more guilty than Mrs Guilford. The fact is that Harry Oxley. the dead girl's j plover, has made a clean breast of it. It was he who took the girl to Mrs Guilford's llfiuse and arranged for the operation to be per- formed. He was the person whopaid the money. All these things he has now confessed to, and thc-Bridgeport officer has Ijjs Q,wn teeti"
LA SAVATE. FRENCHMEN'S DISPLAY AT THE ALHAMBRA. Of the more or less noble art of "Ie kick," as practised by the students of the French school of self-defence, there was a demonstration at the Alhambra yesterday afternoon by MM. Arnal and Bourdin, boh of the Salle Coseters, Paris. The attraction has been imported from Franca by Mr C. Dundas Slater, the manager of ihe Alhambra, for the entertainment of the many patrons of the house. M. Georges d'Armoric, the fluent gentleman who, in the course of a long address, introduced les kickeurs to their audience, was careful to explain that inasmuch as Nature had supplied everyone with four limbs it was but reasonable to suppose that Nature in tended the four limbs to be used in a tight place The employment of the leg, said M. Georges t'Armoric, would be useful in the event of a com- bined attack. Englishmen might not take kindly to it. but for all that he had never heard a logical argument against the judicious and skilful use of the foot in ooxing. The demonstration itself, as furnished by MM Arnal and Bourdin, two hard, clean-Kjnbed, well-conditioned athletes, was excellent. First the pair gave an illustration of the points of la savate by doing slowly the various KICKS AND PAKRIES by which a man may driv\ the instep into the tace of his adversary, or, if be be quick upon defence, lift his antagonist by the foot and heave him on to his head. Of the series of exhibitions given by the contestants the most exhilarating was the finaL waich consisted of three rounds in grim earnest. Uniortunately the men were not evenly matched, for M. Arnal knew how to kick harder, oftener, and with a far larger variety of kick than his opponent. Generally speaking, tbe display was remarkable for the grace and agility with which M. Arual forced the point of his toe into the left ear of M. Bourdin, and for the tact and neatness with which M. Bourdin removed the toe after the operation,
THE VACCINATION ACT. MEDICAL MEN'S PROTEST. The following circular has been issued to magistrates in Somerset, Dorset, and Hampshire —" The West Somerset and Dorset and West Hants branches of the British Medical Associa- tion, numbering upwards of 200 members of the meclical profession, regard with great alarm the Vaccination Act of the present year, believing that the granting of certificates of exemption to the so-called conscientious objector will increase the frequency and severity of that highly in- fectious, loathsome, and deadly disease—small- pox. In order to give Parliament an opportunity of expressing its opinion upon and of amending an Act fraught with sach disastrous conse- quences, they respectfully urge upon all county aud borough magistrates in Somerset, Dorset, and Rants, the adjournment of their decision in all applications under this Act for six calendar inouths.-R. Harry F. Routh, president of the West Somerset branch Allan M'Lean, pre- sident of the Dorset and West Hants branch lL Liddon Meade King, William Vawdrey Lush and C. H. W. Parkinson, hon, secretaries."
SPENDTHRIFT'S FAILURE. LIVING ON HIS ACTRESS-WIFE. At the London Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday L. E. Maitland Strode, described as of Datchet, gentleman, applied to pass his pubile examina- tion upon accounts showing gross debts £ 3.463, of which 41.429 are unsecured, and assets £ 1,5C5. The debtor stated that on coming of age in 1895 he received nearly £ 39,000. He owed about L2,000 at the time, and since he attained his majority had expended over £42,000 in ex-trav-agant ways. Of this sum £ 2,000 was paid as damages for breach of promise. His hotel bills were lv,rge, a3 he had entertained ,lavishly, but nearly X15,000 he bad been quite unable to account for. In 1895 defendant married a lady who had been engaged at Daly's and the Gaiety Theatres, and since then he had lived on money provided by his wife. The examination was concluded.
KILLED DY RED TAPE. Death from exposure and starvation was the verdict at Willesden of a Coroner's jury who inquired into the circumstances of the demise of a middle-aged man, supposed to be William Lewis, late of the Medical Staff Corps' who was found dead in a ditch between Willesden and Acton. Papsrs on the deceased showed that he was in the Army Reserve, and entitled to 4d per day. The Coroner remarked that this was one of those etisgraceful cases of a man who, after serv- ing his country well, could not find work, em- ployers not caring to engage him, lest he should be called up, and his reserve pay would not keep him alive. He had not drawn his reserve pay on October 1st, possibly because he would have had to apply on September 4th, and state at what post office he wished it paid—an impossibility seeing he was on tramp." A juryman said it was evidently a case of death from red tape. There should'he main- tained, be better facilities for getting the money.
TWENTIETH CENTURY NEW 'TESTAMENT. Within the next few days will be published the first part of the Twentieth Century New Testa- ment, consisting of the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. This is the work of a company- of scholars belonging to several denominations, and living in various parts of the country. They have been engaged upon the work of translation for several years. The version claims to present the meaning of the original by the sole use of modern phraseology, so that it may be understood by the unlearned better than either the author- ised or the revised versions, and it is, moreover, a wholly new translation, the latest Greek text of Westcott and Hort having been nsed through- out in this work. It is put forth anonymously with a view to its being received or rejected wholly on its merits or demerits, a-s the case may be. The idea of this version was originally started in the Revieio of Reviews, and Mr W. T. Stead, while taking no part in the translation, is publishing and bearing the risk of the first tenta- tive edition. The second part of the work, em- bracing the Letters and the Revelation, is already well in hand-
INFANT MORTALITY AT CARDIFF. Dr. Walford (medical officer of health) reports that in the four weeks ended October 15th the number of births registered in the borough was 450 (n. rate of 33-0 per 1,000), and the deaths were 213 (a rate of 15'6). The number of deaths of children qnder five years was 124, ot which 108 were of infants under one year old. Compared with the pievious months thero was an increase from 35 to 49 cases. The Medical Officer added that the death rate was very satisfactory, and com- pared favourably with the 23'9 average of the 33 large towns.
IMPORTANT TO AGENTS. At North Walsham on Tuesday, Wm. Harvest, agent for Singer's Sewing Machine Company, was summoned for hawking without a licence. For the defence it was contended that he called at houses in consequence of communications, and further that he was selling for manufacturers and not therefore a hawker. It was stated that the case affected 4,000 agents. Defendant was fined £ 3.
FORGOT IT WAS NOMINATION DAY. A singular incident occurred on Monday in connection with the Longton (Staffs.) municipal elections. In the Florence and Normacot Wards the two retiring councillors intended to be renominated, but by an oversight both they and their supporters mis- took the day and no nomination papers, eithoi rl for the retiring members or anyone else, were handed in.
DIABOLICAL CRUELTY. A bullock belonging to Mr Fingland, Moffat, was found in a field adjoining the town brutally stabbed in the back. The weapon, a manure hook, was sticking in the animal's back, and with great difficulty the prongs were released. The weapon had pierced the animal's spine and it must have suffered intense agony. It was destroyed with little delay. The miserable cul- prits have not been discovered.
MR T. B. POTTER ILL. Information was received in Manchester on luesday afternoon with reference to the condi- tion of Mr T. B. Potter, formerly M.P. for Roch- dale, and an intimate friend of Bright and Cobden, of a disquieting character. He has long been seriously ill, and on Tuesday it was an- nounced that he was very weak from want of sleep.
BRECON MEMORIAL COLLEGE. The Rev. W. Charles, M.A., Treorky, hae accepted the position apd commenced the duties of theological lecturer at Brecon Memorial Col- lege, rendered vacant by the Rev. Dr. Probert'g appointment to the principalship of Bala Inde. "pendent College. Bangor.
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