LORD YARMOUTH'S ENGAGEMENT. To Marry a American Heiress. A telegram from New York yesterday states that Mrs. William Thaw, of Washing- ton, has announced the engagement of her daughter Alice to the Earl of Yarmouth. Miss Thaw first met the earl about three months ago, when he came to Washington as the guest of her brother, Harry, with whom he had been acquainted for several years. Rumours of a probable engagement shortly afterwards appeared in the newspapers, but were denied. About three weeks ago Miss Thaw suddenly left Washington to visit her sister, Mrs. Carnegie, at the latter's country house on Cumberland Island, Georgia. The earl followed by the next train, and also became a guest of Mrs. Carnegie. The news- papers again published various romantic stories and asserted that Miss Thaw had been sent away because her mother opposed the match. This is now denied by Mrs. Thaw, who says the engagement has received her thorough approval. The earl and his betrothed are still in Georgia. The former, it is said, wishes the wedding to take place in the spring. Mrs. Thaw may give her consent, although she is said to prefer a longer engagement. Miss Thaw is one of the most beautiful girls in Washington society. She is a. daughter of the late Mr. William Thaw, a Pittsburg millionaire, from whom she inherited a fortune of £ 200,000. Her mother's estate is said to amount to over two million pounds. The Earl of Yarmouth is the eldest son and heir of the Marquess of Hertford, and is in his 32nd yea. He has gained some notoriety as an amateur costume danoer.
ATTEMPTED SUICIDE AT ABERCYNON At Merthyr Polioe-court to-day John Evans was charged on remand with attempting to commit suicide by cutting his throat with a razor at Aberisynon. Further evidence was given by Mrs. Jones, with whom the prisoner lodged, and by her brother, William Evans, and the prisoner was again remanded for another week.
The amount reelised by the benefit concert in the Free Methodist Church, Newport,roa.m. Oa/rdiff, on Tuesday, in aid of the widow and, family of the late Mr. James Evans, a blind ma.D, £11 1.1è,. d.
[TRADE AND SHIPPING .————— » —————. • "IK, Local Charterings. 1 CARDIFF EXCHANGE, Thursday. There was an average volume of fixtures closed to-day, but for the Mediterranean the market a,ppeared to be a. shade easier. The coasting trade, on the other hand, was a little brighter, while for the Plate 8a to 8s 3d were the current rates. The following comprise the day's operations:— OUTWARD—STEAMERS. > Cardiff to Palermo, 7s 3d „ Genoa, 7a 3d to Genoa, 6s 9d Salermo, 7s 6d Barcelona, 7s 3d „ Port Said, 6s 7id, March loading „ Port Said, 6s 6d, April cancelling M Algiers, 7.12if, 3,900 tons „ Sables, 4.50f „ Brest, 3s 9d St. Malo, 4s, 1,200 to 1,350, steamer „ Lisbon, 4s 3d Venice, 7s 6d, 4,500 tons to Alexandria, 6s 9d, 700 delivery, 5,500 tons prompt n Bayonne, 4.75f Bayonne, 4.75f „ Marseilles, M CARDIFF. —ARRIVALS. KUATu DpCK. Feb. 18.-Lee, s, 688. Feb. 19.—Ann, 36, Gloucester, coal-tar piteh. Martha, a, 1,124, Antwerp, light. Canganian, s, 705. Mfrcutio, s, 927, Bristol, light. BUTE BAST DOCK. Feb. 18.—Derby, 44, Bristol, wheat. Sardinero, s, 1,27*, Barrow, light. Princess, Thyra, s, 198, Aberdeen and Hull, general. Feb. 19.-Solway, s, 426, General. Heemse, a, 1,045, Botterdam, light. BUTE WEST DOCK, Feb. 1S.-Daisy, 442, Risoer, mining timber and props. Duke of York, a, 58, Sea, fish. Robin Hood, 38, Bridg- water, tar. Village Belle, .79, Kircubbin, potatoes. For- mica, s, 127, St. Andrew's, potatoes. Bedlormie, s, 126, Queenatown, light. Turquoise, s, 116, Swansea, light. Welcome Home, 87, Southampton, old railway cha.irs. Feb. 19.—Captain M'Clure, s, 304, Dublin, via Swanaea, general. Alert, e, 57, Sea, fish. Semiramte, 119, Radon, pitwood. Stag, 63, Plymouth, flour. Voltaire, s, 13B, Liverpool, general. Prosper Come, 137, -Reden,-pitwood. IMPOSTS. gFebru ary 18 and 19. Bisoer, Daisy, mining timber and props, C. Schroeter Sea, Duke of York, s, fish,. Neale & West Bridgwater, Robin Hood, tar, Bird & Son Kircubbin, Village Belle, potatoes, Edward England St. Andrew's, Formica, e, 127, potatoes, Richard England Southampton, Welcome Home, old railway chairs, P. Baker & Co. Dublin, via Swansea, Captain M'Oure, s, general, BE J. Begg & Co. (Limited) Sea, Alert, a, fish, Neale & West Redon, Semiramis, pitwood, Evans Co. Plymouth, Stag, flour, John Brewer Liverpool, Voltaire, a, general, M. J. Begg & Co. (Ltd.) Redon, Prosper Come, pitwood, Watts, Watts & Co. Bristol, Derby, wheat, New Cardiff Milling Co. (Limited) Aberdeen, Prinoess Tbym, s, general, liI. C. Downing Glasgow, Solway, s, general, Alex. Gregor GTooeeeter, Ann, coal-tar pttch, Crown Preeerved Coal Company (Limited) MOVEMENTS OF LOCAL VESSELS. Curran left Caen for Barry 18th. Gransha arrived St. Malo '19th. Denven arrived Odessa from Aniona 18th. Margaret Jones arrived Rotterdam 19th. Lesseaalux arrived Villa Constitution 18. Portugalete arived Rangoot lath. Jersey arrived Villareal 17th. (Lloyd's Taiegrams.) Thursday. Semantha, British steamer, from Swansea, arrived at New Bedford on the 17th; Seeks swept; all movables carried away; steam pipes, winches damaged; three boats damaged; bulwarks considerably damaged. Sataheiiii.-Jacksonville Cables: Steam yacht Satanélla., which left for Wassau, put baok In tow; was aground on sand bar at the mouth of the river; fouled moor- ings; wound chain round propeller. Ida Elizabeth.—Amlwch telegraphs: Schooner Ida Elisa- beth, of Padstow, from Liverpool for Padatow with rock salt, has sunk instde Fast Mooæ; spars only visible; crew landed here; all well. Voorburg.-Savannah cables: Dutch steaoMT Voorburg on fire. F'mhlietd.-Cdon cables: Brttish eteamet Fresbfield leaky; after-hold full of water; cargo damaged, extent not ascertained; some cargo landed damaged condition. Bing Thuan.—Saigon, telegraphs: Steamer Bing Thuan, previously reported, reported making water; dange- rous position; feared will break up. Helene.—Saigon telegraphs: Steamer Helens, previously reported, reported, breaking up; captain reports im- possible to save vessel; must abandon.
LONDON FINANCE. Bank rate, 4 per cent., no change. tHy OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) LONDON, Thursday. 11.30 a.m. Money in good demand at 34 per cent. Discount rates —short bills 3., three months' 31 per cent. Consols and Rupee paper are unchanged. Home Rails quiet. Americans dull. Trunks easier. Fall: Third I?rof i, Mexican Rails unaltered. Foreigners steady. Mines—Bouth Africans duU, WestraKans steady. PRINCIPAL CHANGES. Great Western, Chatham Pruf, -Second Pref i. Great Eastern 1 up; Metropolitan, Hull and Baroaley i, Cale- donian, North British Deferred i down. New York Cen- tral 11, Erie 1, Norfolk 1, Denver Pref, Kansas and Texas, Steels Ordinary, Pref, Union Pacific, Wabash Debenture, Pref 4, Southern Pacific t, Atchison, Baltimore, Chesa- peake, Denver, Canadian Paoific, Illinois, Milwaukee, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Reading, Southern Prat i down. Frenoh Three per Cents. 1, Spanish i np; Brazil Fund- ing ± down. Tinto J, Lake ViAw, Oroya, Brownlhll, Associated North Block, Kalgurti, Ivanhoe 1-16 up; Associated Gold, Lomagunda, Johannesburg Investment, Transvaal Gold, East Rand Estates, H. E. Prop, Ch&r- tereds, Trust 1-16 down. 1.30 p.m. The directors of the Bank of England having made no change in the Bank rate, money rates keep tteady at 3i for call loans and 31 for three months' buls. Bombay and Calcutta transfers 16 3-32d. Gold premium unchanged. Stagnation prevails upon the Stock Exchange, and prices are inclined to droop, but Consols are steady at ywtiiday's closing. Chat- Home Rails are firm, but idle. Brighton "A Chat- ham Preferences, Great Northern Deferred, and Cale- donian Deferred are better. Americans are lower, but about parity value, the tall ranging from A to 1. Trunk issues steady. In Foreign Stocks Spanish are firm at 92. The advan- tage is due to rumours of pending financial proposals by the Government in view to a gold standard being established. Argentines. Brazilians, and Chinese are dull. dines inactive and dull. W<etratiaM show mo8t6rm- ness. Industrials Irregular. Allsopps are better. 2.45 p.m. A dull tone pervades most departments of the Stock Exohange on continued realisations and the absence of fresh support. Consols are weak at 92 5-16 for Money and 92 T-16 for the Account, on the scarcity r c: combined with French selling. In Hdlne Railways the chief feature is the firmness of Berthas, which aFg ?Îüce: at 131. Districts also are Bb:t'a:'l WM Ct8m8 are steadily supported. On the other hand, Great Eastern is i lower at 95?, and three or four of the heavy lines are dull, on sales to secure profits. Trunks are lower on realisations; and Americans are lnaotive, with a dull tendency. Among Foreigners Argentine and Brazilian issues have given way on Con- tinental selling, but Paris is supporting Spanish Bonds, which have advanced to 92. South Africans present a heavy appearance, and prices have given way all round on profit-taking and the absence of fresh busi- ness. Welgedachts are 8 lower at 10i, and Apex show a similar loss at 8j, the decline in other descriptions ranging from 1-16 to i. Jungles are also depressed, but Westralians are quietly supported: Among Industrials Hudson Bays are li lower at 43i on realisations. Port- land Cements, Lyons, and Nelsons are also easier. land Cementi s, better at 401. Allsopps are 4 better at 406. 3.30 p.m. Consols weak. Fall: Money 5-16, Account i. Rupee unaltered. Home Rails Irregular. Rise: Brighton "A" 2, Chatham Preference, Second Preference, Lancashire and York- shire, and Preference, District I. Caledonian Deferred J. Fall: Great Eastern and Metropolitan t, Great Western 6, Hull and Barnsley and North Eastern i, North British Deferred Americans dull. Fall: New York Central H, Erie Preference 1, Ordinary i, Union Pacific g, Milwaukee, Denver Preference, Kansas, Norfolk Common, Pacific, Wabash Preference, and Debenture 1, Atchison and Beading £ Baltimore, Canadian Pacific, Chesapeake, Denwr, IlUnois, Louisville, Pennsylvania, Southern Preference, Steels Ordinary, and Preference i. Trunks weak. PreferenFcael, l: Ordinary i, Seconds J, Thirds j. Mexican Ralls easier. Fall: Ordinary i, Firsts i. Foreigners lower. Rise: Spanish i, Argentine and North Central i. Fall: Chineee Scrip, Bragil Funding, Argentine 1897, 1898, 1899, and 1900 i, Funding. Water, Rescission, Brazil 1895, West Minas, and Chinese 1896 Mines dull. Rise; Brownhill, Ivanhoe, Kalgurll, and Lake View 1-16. Fall: Tanganyika t. Tinto, Welgedacht and Apex i, Modder, Wemmer, Ashanti Goldfields, and Anaconda i. Wolhuter, New Goch, Village, and Amal- gamated 3-16, Cinderella Deep, East Band, Estates, Geduld, Geldenhuis, Heriot, Knights, Diamond, Rand Mine, Goldfields Deferred, Bibiani, and Caper Copper 1, Lomaquada, Associated Gold, North Block,. Ivory Coast, Anglo-French, Angelo, De Beer, H. E. Prop, Johannes Invest, and East Band 1-16. Eastern Preference, Anglo-American and AUsopps Preference have risen 1. London and India Dock Deferred has fallen 2, Hudsons li, and Lyons 3-lti. Silver, 22 3-16. Proportion reserve, 48106. BANK RETURNS. The B&M return ahowe :—IncreMoa—in puhMc deposits, £ 2,042,000; other deposits. M.000; other securitiea in banking department, ZI U5 000 coin aad bullion In both '9 OP'rtments 'tiN,gd; hocrease. lti. active, tZM.OOO. Government securities in banking department no change. Total reserve, £ 25,698,000; dep =e7?C t, 27,000. Proportion of reeem to liability Is 48.06 per cent. Bankers' ctearin?.honae return for week ended the 18th of February, ?217,207,000 agal-t :eM6,726,000 fM corresponding week f¡: agaiDst BANK OF BENGAL. Calcutta, Thursday.-The Bank of Bengal has Calcutta, its minimum rate of discount from 7 to 8 per -owt.-Seuter. FREIGHTS. Taken au round chartering business continues quiet. There is less doing In Easterns, Black Seas, and neigh- bouring markets. Mediterraneans and coastings remain unchanged. For outward coal tonnage a better Inquiry prevails at firm rates. River Plates are dull. Ore freights are steady. AmericaUs show no I ovement. ra:J:lö Genoa, 4,000 tons, 6s. iti Cardiff to Bombay, 5,000 tons, 98. March, GRAIN AFLOAT. At tne uaitic tile market for cargoes of wheat ruled very quiet. Plate steamers freely offered in aU posi- tions. The Kin? D?vid, 621bs., Rosaria, withdrawn, after 29s. being refused, For arrived W?n? 31s. M. asked, and for cargoes well on the way 30s. 6d. wouid buy, and 30s. distant- Caiifornl?ns .d.:t, 31s. 9d. to 328. M. wanted, according to position. Mafte quiet ahd unchanged. Barley steady. Oats dull.
LOCAL FINANCE. (BY OUR FINANCIAL EDITOR.) CARDIFF, Thursday (1.0 p.m.). Although there is a moderate amount of business passing, the tone of the local Stock Market is hardly so strong on the whole to-day. Railway Stocks all round' have eased off slightly. MUltiy Shares are rather weaker on the unfavourable Cambrian report. The other departments show little material alteration. 4.30 p.m. Little change of any kind has been noticeable this afternoon. Among Railway Stocks Taff Vale Ordinary is i lower at 72?, whilst Taff Second Preference has improved 1? to 111. Oreat Wettem Ordtmary has been improved 1, to 111. Great Watem Ordinary has been dealt in at 143i and 143, Midland Defered at 721,Rhym- ney Pretertd at 101, T? OROM at 724 and 724, and Vale 01 CttunM't'm ? 1M. c.&Z., ftwo na. easy. Albions have been done at 7jx.d., Norths at 6 13-16, and Tredegar "A" at 6s. 7id. In the Miscel- laneous Department Imperial Tobacco Preferences have changed hands at 23s. 6d, Leicester Empires at 8, and S. Pearson Debentures at lOOi. Leicesters are 4 better at 8, and Stranaghans Ordinary 3d. at 8s. 3d. BUSINESS DONE-OFFICIAL MABINGS. RAILWAYS. Great Western Ordinary, 143i, 143. Midland Deferred, 721. Rhymney Prefered, 101. Taff Vale Olrdinary, 72J, 72j. Vale of Glamorgan, 107. COAL AND IRON. Albion Ordinary, 7i x.d. Norths Ordinary, 6 13-16 (three times). Tredegar "A," 6s. 7. (twice). MISCELLANEOUS. Imperial Tobacco Preferences, 23s. 6d. Leicester Empires, 8. S. Pearson Debentures, 100i. MINES, &« Chartered Trusts, 23s. 9d. Great De Kaaps, 6s. lid., 6s. Hendersons, 37s. 6d., 38s. lid. Randfontein, 65s. 3d. FLUCTUATIONS OF QUOTATIONS-ACTUAL. RISE. Taff VaJe Second Preference, 109-10 to 110-2. Leicester Palace Theatre, 7i-8 to 7J—84. Stranaghan and Stephens Ordinary, 7s. 64.-88. 6d. to 8s.—8s. 6d. FALL. Taff Vale Ordinary, 72 £ —3 to 72".
TO-DAY'S MARKETS I CATTLE. Dublin, Thursday.—Marketed: 2,000 beasts and 4,068 sheep. The market presented & busier and firmer tone, but, on the whole, values did not vary quotably from last Thursday. Quotations:—Beef, 44s to 62s; mutton, 6d to 9d; pigs, 40s to 48s per cwt. London, Thursday.-There was only a limited number London, 6onststUg chiefly of fat bulls and rough cattle, of beasts, with a fair support at generally steady prices. Fat bulls were quoted at 3s 4d to 3s 8d. Sheep were in small supply, and experienced a fair demand, wethers being steady and ewes 2d per 81b. dearer. Quotations:— 71st to 8st Down wethers, 68 to 6s 2d; extreme, 6s 4d; 9st ditto, 5s lOd to 6s; lOst haif-breds, 5s 6d to 51!! 8d; Mist Down ewes, 5s to 5s 2d; list half-bred ditto, 4s 8d to 5s. Calf trade firm, the best on offer making 6s. Pigs in fair request at lower prices; neat small porkers, 4s to 4s 2d per lbs, to sink the offal. MEAT. London, Thursday.—Beef: Trade fair—Scotch long sides, 4s 2d to 4s 4d; short sides, 4s 4d to 41 6d; English sides, is lOd to 4s; United States sides (Liverpool killed), 3s 8d to 3s lOd; Deptford killed, 3s lOd to 4s; American hindquarters, 3s 6d to 4s; ditto forequarters, 2e 6d to 2s 8d. Mutton steady—Scotch wethers, 5s 4d to 5s 6d; ewe8sd 3s 8d to 4s 2d; Dutch wethers, 4s 8d to 5s; ewes, ? 8d to 4s. FISH. Grimsby, Thurs"y.-geveitty-one vessels landed a moderate supply, for which there was a good demand. QuotationsSoles, Is 8d; turbot, Is 3d; brills, 9d per lb.; plaice, 5s 6d to 6s 6d; lemon soles, 8s 6d; whitches, 7s; live halibut, 10s to 12s; dead ditto, 9s to 9s 6d per stone; live ling, 3s 6d to 5s; 3s to 4s: live skate, 5s; dead ditto, 4s each; hake, 26e to 328; in ooalflsh, 208 to 28s 5 smelts, 23s per score; kit haddocks, 228 to stonede; ad dittsmo, elts 46s; d36be. 20m to 28o per box. 80s; gibbed, 36s to 46s; dabs, 20s to 28e per box. SUGAR. I Glasgow, Thursday.—The official report says: Brisk demand, and a good business done at fully yesterday's prices, which are In most cases 14d higher since Satur- day. The private report says: Market continues firm and active, a good business being done '?t full pr!cea to 14d. advanoe. PRODUCE. London, Thursday.—Sugar: Home refined, good busi- ness and ;r't:srge ':i.Jœ I good marks, ready, sold at 9s 6d, March-May ftuts 9s 6d; beet firm-May sold at 8s 34d, August 8s 6d. Coffee: Sales generall unchanged; futures easier- March 1 27s 3d, May 28s, September 29. Tea: Small Indian sales realised stiff prices. Bice, Jute, and hemp firm. Lmseed oil, 25s to 25s 3d; Hull, 24s 9d; tur- pentine, 43s 6d. Shellac dearer. POTATOES. London, Thursday.—With large supplies and no im- provement in demand, trade was very slow. Quota. tlons :-mackland Up-to-Dates, 70s; Upland ditto, 70s to 80s; Scottish Maincrope, 85s to 95s; Up-to-Dates, 75s to 85s; British Queens, 75s to 80s per ton; Dutch, Rounds, 3s 6d; Kidneys, 38 9d; Belgian Rounds, 38 6d; Kidneys, 3s 9d; and German Up-to-Dates, 3s 9d to 4s per bag. WOOL. Bradford, Thursday—.The attendance was better, and the tone of prices is not yet back to the level of a fort- night ago. but top makers especially are more difficult in coming to terms than on Monday. A nice inquiry for English wool at the new and slightly reduced rates, which are hardening better. The bad weather has improved the prospects of the spring piece trade. HAY AND STRAW. London, Thursday.—A very quiet tone governed the market, no improvement being noticeable in the demand, while arrivals were on an extensive scale. Values, however, were without variation. Quotations:— Beet clover, 85s to 95s; inferior, 70s to 80s; spec1all Best clover* 95s; good ditto, 90s; inferior ditto, 70s to picked hay, 80s; mixture and sainfoin, 75s to 80s; and straw, 28s to 3!1s per load. METALS. Glasgow, Thursday.—Opening: Scotch idle; buyers, 53s cash, and 53s 3d month; sellers, 3d more; no open- ing report. Cleveland Arm; fair business done at 4Ss Did cash, and 4&1 4d, 48s 3id, and 48s 4d month; buyers, 48s cash, and 48s 3fd month; sellers, 4es 1d cash, and 48s 4d month. Cumberland idle; sellers, 5811 6d cash and month. Closing: Scotch strong; a small business was done at 53 4d cash and 53s 7d month; buyers. 53s 3d cash and 53s 8d month; sellers, Id more. Cleveland strong; a small business was dome at 48s 2d and 48s 4t cash, and 48s 7Jd month; buyers, 48s 4d cash and 48s 7d month; sellers, ld more. Cumberland Idle; buyers, 688 9d cash and month; sellers, 3d more. COAL AND IRON. Newcastle, Thursday.—Trade weaker. Best Northum- berland steams, 10s 9d; seconds, 9s 6d to ge 9d; smalls, 5s 9d; household lower, 12s 6d; unscreened bunkers, 8s 6d; gas coals lower; coke steady, 17s, all f.o.b. Cleve- land iron firm, No. 5 pig being 47s 6d; steel plates dull, :£5 10s per ton.
Told in Tab)oids. ] The condition of Dr. Bradley is unchanged this morning. The Barl and Countess of Jersey win arrive in England on Saturday from India. Alfred J. Hessom died yesterday, at Belle TlIe Cottages, Dokestown, from injuries sup- posed to have been sustained by lifting a, trAm at Bedwellty Pits on the 6th inst. A Are broke out yesterday in the workshop of Mr. Jarvis, furniture repairer, Bedford- place, Cardiff, which, however, was extin. guished with buckets of water and before much damage was done. Jeremiah O'Oonnell and William Evans, both of Mountain Ash, were summoned at Moun- tain Ash Police-oourt yesterday for behaving disorderly by fighting in the public street. Each defendant was ordered to pay 40s. and costs. At Mountain Ash Police-court yesterday (before Mr. T. Marchant Williams, stipendiary) Thomas Howells, Penrhiwceiber, was charged with stealing a piece of cloth, value 58., the property of Edward Geor. The theft was committed at the Park Hotel. Prisoner pleaded guilty, and was fined 40s. Prank Coleman., a Cwmbran collier, was fined 20s., or fourteen days, at Cwmbran Police-oourt to-day for disorderly conduct and refusing to quit the Abbey Hotel, Cwm- bran, when requested to do so by the land- lady on the 14th inst. In granting the temporary transfer of the Mill Tavern, Cwmbran, to John Davies, a collier, from the Rhondda Valley, the Owm- bran magistrates to-day reminded the appli- cant that he only took the licence on chanoe, as it was possible the bench would refuse the renewal of the licence when the proper time oame. The St. John's Cycling Club gave their annual dance at the Town-hall, Cardiff, yes. terday, when about 120 persona were present. The M.C.'s were Messrs. E. H. Couens, J. S. Hansford, W. Bees, and J. Burridge. The proceeds will be given to the Queen Victoria Jubilee Nurses' Fund. At Ebbw Vale Police-court to-day Herbert Harrison, 24, milkvendor, Waunllyd, was sum- moned for cruelty to a horse by working it in an unfit condition on the 11th inst. The police stated that the animal was very old and lame, and had a large wound under the ,saddle. He had been previously warned. The Bench imposed a fine of 45. David Henry Davies, 42, labourer, Ebbw Vale, was at Ebbw Vale Polioe-court to-day summoned by James Challenger for assault- ing him. Defendant did not appear. Com- plainant said the defendant came to him while at work in the steelworks, and accused him of reporting him for neglecting his work. He struck him twice before he could recover. The Bench imposed a fine of £ 5.
t COURSING, N I < ￼ ? Waterloo Cup. I | Stewards: Colonel Bruce and Messrs. F. Alexander, R. W. B. Jardine, and W. Ward. Field Stewards: Messrs. T. graham, M. G. Hale, A. J. Humphrey, J. Bell-Irving, B. V. Mather, B. Miehells, W. H. Pawson, and T. Tyler. Judge: Mr. R. Brice. Slipper: T. Wilkinson, jun. Hon. secretary: Mr. J. Hartley Bibby. 0.' SECOND DAY. I LYDIATE, Thursday. FoUowing the usual custom, the second day's pro- ceedings were carried through on the Lydiate Flats. Fortunately, the weather remained fine, although the wind again blew with some force. The attendance, if scarcely so large or so representative as that which assembled on the Withias yesterday, was withal a very large one, and, altogether, this year's fixture promises to be one of the most successful held for some years. Overnight the wagering was all In favour of Messrs. Fawcett's clever dog. Mr. Pllkington's Para- celsuQ was the only other supporter for the Cup throughout, and long prices could be obtained bar these two. All the dogs are left standing in the Cup, but several withdrawals from the Purse and Plate are notified. There was little delay ere proceedings were started, and Handsome Creole and Priestlaw were slipped at a good hare. There was little to choose between the pair for speed, but the Creole's extra cleverness just won him the trial. Gallant Graham must be considered very unlucky to lose his spin with Altered Luck, for, missing knocking him over at the first attempt, he made a great effort to regain posses- SIOII. as the hare doubled back, but he stumbled on the rotten ground, and Altered Luck, scoring very rapidly, including the kill, just won. It was a terrible near thing between Paracelsus and Pistol n., but the for- mer's speed just won him a well-contested course. After an undecided, there could be no question of Limetta's superiority over the Irish greyhound, China Craze, which she led and decisively beat by killing. Brave Baden added to the good impression he created yesterday by cleverly beating Athel. The spin between Farndon Ferry and Shindy created some excitement when it was seen that Shindy was quicker out of slips, but ere the pair had gone fifty yards the Ferry speedily put the issue beyond doubt, for he again com- pletely demoralised his hare, which he killed just after jumping the drain. There was little to choose between First Down and Victoria Cross II., but the latter, seem- ingly, failed to win his course to the end, and First Down, having both ends of the spin, including the kill, was left a clear winner. Father Flint led Devil's Water four lengths, and won ali ends up. So far, he perfor- mance of the favourite Famdon Ferry, is the best. With hares tjor¿: to hand, the running of the first rounds of the Purse and Plate took up a long time, and it was close on three o'clock before the fourth, round of the Cup was entered upon. The weather, although keeping dry, had become very boisterous, while the hares for the most part were scarcely up to Waterloo stoutness. Indeed, so weak had the hares become at the end of the running of the first round of the Plate that the beat was changed, and Wilkinson slipped from the opposite end of the field. With the issue seemingly laying between Farndon Ferry, Father Flint, ParaceJsus, and Llmetta, long odds were betted against any of the others for the Cup. Evens was the best offer against Farndon Ferry, with Father Flint next in demand at therms, while Limetta and Para- celeus stood at 4's. Hwdsome Cseole proved speedier and cleverer than Altered Luck In a nicely run course, and then Paracelsus, in a long slip, was two lengths faster than Limetta, and, ::py outworking the Duke of Leeds's representative, fini,?hed up a clear winner, when he put the hare to Limetta to kill. In another long slip Farndon Ferry at once showed superior pace to Brave Baden, nr. reached the hare four lengths to the good. He sl, J t',}" overrun his hare, and sent it to the black, but the favourite for the Cup speedily re- gained possession, and quickly killed, the hoisting of the white flag being received with great cheering"by the crowds. Father Flirt's course was almost similarly run, for, although First Down made a plucky fight, he eould not cope with the zaperior speed and cleverness of Mr Fawcett's second string. Details:- Tho WATERLOO CUT (with a Cup, value £100, added by the Earl of Sefton), for 64 subscribers, at £ 25 each; winner £ 5- second £200. two dO(8 £ 50 owh, four dop jMO eM?, eight dop C20 "e dogs ZIO each, the Waterloo PuKe snd i. e.-xt- Plat.. £O; total. E.LZGO.tuioo I BOUND III. Handsome Creole beat Priestlaw. Altered Luck beat Gallant Graham. Paracelsus beat Pistol U. Limetta beat China CrtM (1). Brave Baden beat Athel. V- Famdon Ferry beat Shtady. )? First Down beat Victoria Cross n W Father F!ytm beat D*Mls Water. -»1 BOUND IV. Handsome Creole beat Altered Luck. I Paracelsus beat Limetta. Farndon Ferry beat Brave Baden. Father Flint beat First Down. INDIVIDUAL COURSES. THIRD ROUND. Handsome Creole beat Priestlaw.-Betting: 6 to 5 on Priestlaw. After running 50 yards level terms, Priestlaw showed in front, and just got the first turn, had the next, and then placed Handsome Creole, who, after using her hare twice, killed, a very near thing. Altered Luck beat Gallant Graham.—Betting: 6 to 4 on Gallant Graham. Altered Luck was quicker out of the dips, but Gallant Graham raced past and made a great dash at the hare as it approached the drain, and run out. Struggling gamely to recover himself, he stumbled as the hare again, broke back, and Altered Luck, using his hare very cleverly, scored a very lucky win by a kill. Paracelsus beat Pistol TI.-Bettfug: S to 1 on Para- celsus. In a very long slip the pair raced together until nearing 'he hare, when Paracelsus just squeezed up for the turn and placed Pistol II., who made matters very lively for a time, when Paracelsus re- gained possession for the other two good strong points, and a joint kill followed; Paracelsus was just a winner. Limetta beat China CrMe.—Betting: 6 to 5 on China Craze. After an undecided, in which Limetta led and China Craze killed, Limetta led a good two lengths on the second occasion, and, after a merrily run trial, was a clear winner when she killed. Brave Baden beat Athel.—Betting: 6 to 4 on Brave Baden. Athel was showing the pace, but Brave Baden gradually wore him down and reached the hare first, and, flying the ditch very cleverly with his hare, he knocked it over at the first attempt and won cleverly. Farndon Ferry beat Shindy.—Betting: 4 to I on Farndon Ferry. The favourite for the cup and Shindy were slipped at a good hare, and Shindy led for the first few paces, but Farndon Ferry, once In his stride, speedily put daylight between his opponent. He steadied himself nicely over the drain, and before the hare could get the other twenty yards he completely. smothered it., a good performance. First Down beat Victoria Cross II.—Betting: 5 to 2 on Victoria Cross II. After a close race Victoria Cross II. got there first, but both dogs tripped at the drain. First Down came out best of the scramble, and, scoring rapidly, was a clear win before Victoria Cross II. snicked in for a couple of points; but when First Down regained possession for a couple and the kill he was left a clear winner. Father Flint beat Devil's Water.—Betting: 4 to 1 on Father Flint, who went up fully four lengths to the good, and, after holding Devil's Water for speed, proved the cleverer and finished up a clear winner by killing. FOURTH ROUND. ilmdoome Creole beat Altered Luck.—BeCung: 2 to 1 on Handsome Creole. In a long slip the pair raced to- gather for a hundred yards, when Handsome Creole drew past, gained the tum, and used his hare twice be- fore the exchange. Give and take followed, when a joint kill ended the oourm, aDd Handsome Creole was eft a clew winner. Paracelsus beat Limetta.—Betting: 11 to 8 on Limetta. Limettta at first appeared to be going the faster, but Paracelsus went up a good length, and, coming nicely round, kept possesion fsr the next three points, before placing L, mett& ParwelaU speedily gained RDSNMiOn, and, working with much determination, had well won when they nmished. Famdon Ferry beat Br&?e Baden.-Betting: 4 to 1 an Farndon ferry. In a long, slip Farndon Ferry soon forged ahead, and reached the hare a good four lengths to the good. His great pace carried him beyond his game, and Brave Baden had a great opening presented to him. The Scotch dog, however, failed to retain possession, for Farndon Ferry, quickly coming baok, nicked, and, in using his hare twice again, knocked it over, the favourite's victory being received with great oh earing. Father Flint beat First Down—Betting: 5 to 1 on Father Flint. Father Flint, at once drew clear, and reached the hara three lengths in front, and, coming round held possession for the next two before placing First Down for a weak point. Father Flint qulaldy' nicked in, and, after dusting his hare about, killed. A good performance. The WATERLOO PURSE of L215, taken from the Cup Stake*. fM the B dop beaten in the first round of the Cup; winner C75, second 230, two dop ?15 o"h. feur dop CM each, eight dop 95 each; total, ?2M. ROTTND I. Mr L Nichdls's Bonnie Baim beat Mr W H Smith's rti Fabulous. MSr ptn kington's Prince Charming (a bye); Sir T Brocklebank's Broadgate (dr.). Mr H Bednal's Brigade beat Mr H Brocklebank's Birker Moor. Mr R F Gladstone's Goldsmith beat Mr G Darlinson's Rutheren. Mr J Bell Irving's Glen Lomond beat Mr W II Smith's Her Dream Mr iii Skfener's Meg o' the Park (a bye); Mr M G Hale's Happy Mistake (dr). Mr R M Douglas's Watch Me beat Mr W Paterson's Mock Lee. Mr H Hardy's Hetherhouse beat Mr A Browne's Matoppo. )Iér'. Pretoria VIL beat Mr A B,o. Royal Faber. Mr E M Cross's Cheers beat Mr E Rogers's Kay's Bank. Mr A H Jones's Glengarpaol beat Mr J H Salter's Desert Falcon (1). Mr W 8 Simpson's Strange Mystay (a bye); Sir W Ingram's Lady HLrpat? (dr.). Mr C H P"me's Serving td beat Colonel H Holmes's Humility. Mr R H Whitworth's Wild Wind beat Lord Masham's Little Romps. Mr W Bartholomew's Bertram beat Mr S 8 Death's Dr R Harris's Lord Harum Scarom beat Mr A J Humphrey's Hot Blast. ROUND n. Bonnie Bairn beat Prince Charming (1). Brigade beat Goldsmith. Meg o' the Park beat Glen Lomond. Hetherhouse beat Watch Me. Cheers beat Pretoria. Strange Mystery bsat Glen Garpooi. Wild Wind beat Serving Maid. Bertram beat Lord Harum Scarum. The WATERLOO PLATE of P145, t?M from the Cup 8tÙ:88, for the 16 dogs bMttfn in the first ties of the Cup; wiMer B75, second ?K, two dogs CIO each, four d- -ES each: total. :£145. ROUND I. Sir R Jardine's Romulus beat Sir W R C Anstrnthers Anatomy. Sir R Graham's Agile Sptfrt beat Mr H T Michels's Melanlte. White Glimpse beat Capt. R Scott's Mr G W White's White Glimpse be&t Capt. R Scott's First Wter. Co!. ? M'Calmont': Lonely Star (bye); Wartnaby (dr.). Col. J Mr A T Newbold's Mallory beat Mr R V Mather's Tara. Mr J I Dennis's Wheathampstead (bye); Mr Frank Forster's Forest Fairy (dr.). Mr T L Reed's Slipwell (bye); Mr A Dunmom's Juve- 8 MrT Graham's Grogging (bye); Mr F Alexander's Avaricious (dr.). ORDER OF RUNNING FOR THE I WEEK. THIRD DAY—FRIDAY. Waterloo Purse (second ties) 4 Courses. Waterloo Plate (first ties) 4 Courses. Waterloo Cup (fourth ties) 2 Courses. Waterloo Purse (third ties) 2 Courses. Waterloo Plate (second ties) 2 Courses. Waterloo Cup Deciding Course. Waterloo Purse Deciding Course. Waterloo Plat. Deciding Course.
TO-MORROW'S FOOTBALL CARDIFF COLLEGE V. ABERYSTWYTH OQt/LEGE. To be played at Aberyswytfc to-morrow (Friday). Cardiff:Goal, J. Thomas; backs, Timothy and Davies; half-backs, Gwilym Lewis, A. E. Jenkins, and Prothero; forwards, W. A. Phillips, E. Watson, J. Jarman, T. E. Evans, and E. Dowler (captain). ABERDARE THURSDAYS V. PONTYPRIDD I THURSDAYS. Played at Aberdare this afternoon. Final score: -Aberdare, eight goals; Pontypridd, twe coals. The scorers were:—W. Edwards (4), Ivor • Davies (2), and Flooks (2) for Aber- dare. The goals for Pontypridd were two penalties. T. W. Martin.—The difference between ft field goal and a penalty goal is that a field goal counts four points, against three points for a, penalty goal. V
Windsor Meeting. I 1.45-The CASTLE STEEPLECHASE PLATE of 40 sovs; weight for age; winners extra. Two miles and 100 yards. ,5 11 5 Mr Gard's Javanese Dunn 1 4 10 2 Sir R Wilmot's Florentina Mr Gordon 2 Winner trained by Hallick. Betting—7 to 4 on Javanese. Florentina fell at the first fence, and Javanese com- pleted the course at his leisure. (Race started at 1.45.) 2.15—The BRIDGE SELLING NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE of 50 sovs; weight for age; winner to be sold for 50 sovs. Two miles. 5 11 10 Mr V Marske's Lea and Perrin. Owner 1 a 12 0 Mr A B Hall's Golden Rule Mr R Gordon 2 a 12 0 Mr G Gully's Kurvenal Mr G C Nugent 3 a 12 0 Mr H A Bellville's Desc-.eader Mr B Gore 0 a 12 0 Capt Watson's Doric II. Owner 0 5 11 10 Mr do Wend-Feuton's Charlie Owner 0 Winner trained by Downes. Betting—6 to 4 agst Kurvenal, 5 to 2 agst Descender, 3 to 1 agst Golden Rule, and 10 to 1 agst any other. Lea and Perrin drew out from Kurvenal and Golden Rule, with Charley last, and, making all the running, stalled off the challenge of Golden Rule and won by a short head; a bad third. Charley was fourth and Descender last. (Race started at 2.17.) 2.45-The WINDSOR HANDICAP STEEPLECHASE PLATE of 150 sovs; winners extra. Two miles and 100 yards. 5 10 0 Mr L de Rothschild's Kev West A Dean 1 a 11 2 Mr H Bottomley's Cassock's Pride.. Cole 2 6 12 0 Mr F Gardner's Lady Massey E Matthews 3 6 11 12 Mr T Clyde's Dathi O'Brien 0 a 11 7 Mr F R Hunt, jun. 's Sweetheart III. Dollery 0 Dollery 0 a 10 10 Mr Moorgate's Prince Tuscan.E Driscoll 0 Winner trained by T Cannon, jun. Betting-Evens on Lady Massey, 7 to 1 agst Cassock's Pride, 100 to 14 agst Dathi, 8 to 1 each agst Key West and Prince Tuscan, and 100 to 12 agst Sweetheart III. Sweetheart III. led from Prince Tuscan, Dathi, and Cassock's Pride, with Lady Massey last, till seven fur- longs from home, when Prince Tuscan came on from Dathi, Sweetheart III., and Key West. Three fences from home Cassock's Pride assumed the command from Prince Tuscan, Key West, and Lady Massey. At the last fence Prince Tuscan fell, and Key West challeng- ing, won by three lengths; a bad third. Sweetheart III. was fourth. (Race started at 2.4B.) 3.15 The THURSDAY SELLING HANDICAP HURDLE RACE of 60 sovs, for four year olds and upwards; winner to be sold for 50 sovs. Two miles. 4 10 10 Mr W Seymour's Fair View E Driscoll 1 4 11 0 Mr T E Hunt's Rosy Glen J Hunt 2 5 11 0 Mr R Thirlwell's Hopvine Mr Hartigan3 a 12 7 Mr F Cobb's Chiselhampton Owner 0 6 11 7 Mr Polehampton's Tomson J Phillips 0 all 5 Mr Percy's Newbury .?. Chadwick 0 5 11 4 Mr Hallick's Donna Lorna Matthews 0 6 10 13 Capt. Watson's Conspiracy Faulkener 0 4 10 7 Mr H Burgess's Velum.G Morris 0 Winner trained by Russell. Betting—5 to 2 agst Donna Lorna, 4 to 1 agst Fair View, 9 to 2 agst Thompson, 8 to 1 each agst Hopvine and Rosie Glen, and 10 to 1 agst any other. Newbury led out from Fair View, Chiselhampton, Conspiracy, and Tomson, to the turn out of the straight, when he ran out, and left Fair View in front of Tom- son, Hopvine, Chiselhampton, and Rosy Glen. When fairly in the line for home Hopvine and Rosy Glen joined the leader, an interesting raoe ending In favour of Fair View by three lengths; a neck between the second and third. Donna Lorna was fourth, Tomson fifth, and Velum last. Fair View was sold to Mr Peebles for 175gs. (Race started at 3.18.) 3.45-The STAINES HANDICAP HURDLE RACE of 70 sys; winners extra. Two miles. 6 11 9 Mr J M Walpole's Master Orme Mr H M Ripley 1 4 11 10 Mr F White's Morning Glass.E Driscoll 2 4 1 8 Mr M B Pizzey's Blythswood Palmer 3 5 12 1 Mr T Hartington's Prince Leo P Woodland 0 4 11 7 Mr H S Mitchison's Galloping Helen E Matthews 0 5 11 0 Mr H B Goodson's Tom. T Fitton 0 Winner trained by owner. Betting-13 to 8 agst Master Orme, 9 to 2 each agst Morning Glass and Tom, 5 to 1 agst Prince Leo, 7 to 1 agst Galloping Helen, and 10 to 1 agst Blythswood. Prince Leo cut out the work from Galloping Helen and Morning Glass, with Blythswood last, to the first turn ,when Tom became third and Master Orme fourth. At the last hurdles Master Orme challenged, and won easily by five lengths; six lengths between the second and third. Galloping Helen was fourth, and Prince Leo last. (Race started at 3.58.) 4.15-The LONG WALK STEEPLECHASE of 40 sovs; weight for age; allowance; winners extra. Three miles. 5 12 0 Mr Webb's Ellaline II R Gordon w.o. Trained by Gordon.
Keele Park Meeting. 2.0-The SWALLOWCROFT SELLING HURDLE HAN- DICAP of 40 sovs; winner to be sold for 50 sovs. Two miles, Dver hurdles. nlu 1 Capt Gore Lambton's Mereclough, Mr Rasbotham 1 5 12 0 Mr J T Taylor's Chfldwit.Mr P S Cadman 2 4 11 4 Mr Barrett's Hellin Goswell 3 6 12 1 Mr J Muddimer's Aylsham.A Parvin 0 a 11 13 Mr H E Wicksted's High Glee..Mr Ferguson 0 5 11 10 Mr J J Cowap's Eileen Violet E Rowson 0 a 11 7 Mr R C B Cave's Excellency Anthony 0 a 11 7 Capt J H Jackson's Strangford Owner 0 6 11 2 Mr E E Cavill's Samamet.B Morgan 0 Winner trained by Downes. Betting-5 to 2 aipt His Meellency 3 to 1 agst High Glee, tnf 2 agst WeÍunS6 'i;cfl:s?' Vereclough, :g 8 to 1 agst any other. Won by three parts of a length; a head between second and third. 2.30-The BUTTERTON MAIDEN HURDLE RACE of 40 sovs, for four year olds and upwards; weight for age; winners extra. Two miles, over hurdles. 4 10 3 Mr G C Dobell's Murlingden .E Rowson 1 5 10 13 Major Sykes's Sweet Ulva Mr C Piggott 2 a 11 3 Mr Reid Walker's Radmore.F Hassall 3 4 10 3 Mr S F Gilbert's Girdle.. F Walther 0 4 10 4 Mr H P Harris-Edge's Home Hill H Pearce 0 4 10 3 Sir Marteine Lloyd's Gratifier Mr Wood 0 5 10 13 Mr T Southall's Court Belle G Goswell 0 Winner trained by Cowap. Betting-2 to 1 agst Radmore, 5 to 2 agst Court Belle, 4 to 1 agst Sweet Ulva., 5 to 1 each agst Murlingden and Girdle, and 8 to 1 agst any other. Won by six lengths; same distance between the second and third. 3.0—The SWYNNERTON HANDICAP HURDLE RACE PLATE of 50 sovs; winners extra. Two miles, over hurdles. 1 11 5 Mr HMsaU'f ?EneM.Owner 1 12 5 Mrs Percival's Ladv of Lyons M r Percival 2 IU f Œf:s'd.iil1S.g-c i 5 10 12 Mr Gowing's Lady Algy Mr Statham 0 Winner trained by owner. Betting—5 to 4 agst JQneas, 7 to 4 agst Shepherd King, 5 to 2 agst Lady of Lyons, and 6 to 1 agst Lady Algy. Won by two lengths; the same distance between the second and third. 3.30-The LONGTON SELLING HANDICAP STEEPLECHASE of 40 sovs, for four year olds and upwards; winner to be sold for 50 soys. Two miles, over the Steeplechase Course. a 11 8 Mr E H Vaughan's Frivolity 11.3 Stanton 1 a 12 0 Mr R C B Cave's Campano Anthony 2 a 11 10 Mr F le Bay's Guerilla Taylor 3 a 12 4 Mr J Bickley's Byzantium E Williams 0 612 Mr HCBathew's Trivial. E Acres 0 5 12 0 Mr A W Wood's Satiation. Owner 0 a 11 0 Mr G Clayton's Tlntara II. Peacock 0 a 11 7 Mr M Lutwyche's Euphrasia.Mr Piggott 0 Winner trained privately. Bettlng-6 to 4 agst Guerilla, 2 to 1 agst Campana.,4 to 1 agst Byzantium, 6 to 1 agst Trivial, and 10 to 1 agst any other. Won by a neck; a head separated the eeooiidand third. Euphrasia fell. 4.0—The KEELE HANDICAP STEEPLECHASE of 40 sovs; winners extra. Two miles, over the Steeple- chase Course. a 10 10 Mr J Waller's (Enopion C Wallay 1 5 11 1 Mr Gowing s Dandolo .Anthony 2 5 11 0 Mr A Wood's Gratiifcation Owner 3 a 10 12 Mr Canday's Caledon .E Williams 0 Winner trained by owner. BettWg-11 to 10 on Dandolo, 2 to 1 agst (EnopioN 2 to 1 agst Gratification, and 8 'to 1 agst CMedon. W*n easily by a length and a half; four lengths be- tween the second and third.
OFFICIAL STARTING PRICES. I As published in the Sportsman and the Racfeig I Calendar. I WINDSOR MEETING. I Castle Plate (2).—Javanese, 7 to 4 on. Bridge Selling (6).-Lea and Perrin, 10 to 1 a?st. NVIU o ￼ W Iff ndicap (6).-Key :t'81o Thursday Sailing (9?.—F&ir View, 4 to 1 agst. 8ta<HB9 urdis (6).-Master Orme, 13 to 8 apt. I Lmo Walk Steeplechase.—EU?Une II. w.o.
MINERS CONFERENCE I 1 K » Chancellor and the Coal-tax. WAGES IN THE SOUTH WALES COALFIELD. The national conference called to consider the Coal-tax re-assembled in London to-day, Yr. W. Abraham, M.P., presiding. It was announced that the Chancellor of the Exchequer had agreed to receive a deputation on the Coal-tax to-morrow, and the confe- rence appointed a deputation to meet him. It was arranged to assemble again after the reply of the Chancellor for the purpose of con- sidering what further steps shall be taken. The question of wages in the South Wales coal- field comes up to-morrow, when a Welsh dele- gation will present a report. Although no official communication has been made with respect to the Denaby Main dispute, it is understood it has been laid before the con- ference. A later message says that the executive have decided to carry the question of the Denaby Main strike pay to the House of Lords. Messrs. Robert Smillie, Alfred Onions, W. E. Harvey and Thomas Birt were appointed to speak before the Chancellor of the Exchequer, -vhile Mr. Edmunds was appointed to intro- duce the deputation. BY OUR MINING CORRESPONDENT. The National Conference to consider the Coal-tax re-assembled at the Westminster Palace Hotel, London, to-day, Mr. W. Abraham ("Mabon"), M.P., presiding. It wae announced that the Chancellor of the Exchequer had agreed to receive a deputation on the Ooal- tax question to-morrow (Friday) morning. The conference then proceeded to appoint a depu- tation to meet him. The South Wales repre- sentatives appointed on that deputation were Messrs. Alfred Onions (Tredegar, the treasurer of the South Wales Miners' Federation), John Williams (Neath), John Morgan (Mardy, Rhondda Valley), and Moses Severn, Pont- ypridd. At a meeting of the representatives of the various districts of South Wales held subse- quently in the Westminster Palace Hotel, ander the presidency of Mr. W. Abraham Mabon"), M.P., it was decided that Mr. Alfred Oniona be the principal speaker for South Wales, and, if time permits, he. is to be supported by Mr. John Williams. It may be remarked that Mr. T. Rioharde, the secretary, was suggested as well for the task, he having done so well on a previous occasion. Although present at the conference to-day, Mr. Richards is not in the best of health, and it was thought advisable to leave the matter entirely in the hands of Mr. Onions. Finally it was arranged that a. meeting be held after the reply of the Chancellor of the Exchequer to consider what further step shall be taken in reference to the Coal-tax agita- tion.
i COLLIERS' HOUSE COAL. I Sub-Committee Meet in London I As there were so many of the people con- nected with the South Wales coal trade nego- tiations in London on business connected with the Miners' Federation Coal-tax deputation and other matters, advantage was taken of the time yesterday to hold a meeting of the sub- committee on house coal. The gathering was held in the Hotel Victoria, Mr. F. L. Davis presiding over the employers' section and Mr. W. Brace over the workmen's side. It will be remembered that at Cardiff on Saturday last a suggestion was made that a meeting might be held in London to-day. The arrangement was however, altered. At the meeting thus held the employers' offer previously made was discussed, viz., that the men should pay the rame percentages on the present prices of house coal as they would be entitled to in advances on the standard wage. This was regarded as utterly impracticable owing to the fact that the prices paid for house coal varied from ls. per ton to lis. 6d. per ton and cost of haulage. The proportion of the increase on the individual colliers would thus be invidious. Now, however, the employers offered to limit the price to a sum not exceeding 10s. to 12s. per ton in any event, or, at any rate, not to charge percentages beyond that sum. There was a counter proposal from the workmen's side, that the cost price of the coal should be paid by the workmen, the cost to be ascertained by a joint audit to be taken once a year only. The ordinary cost of work- ing the colliery during the year is to be calcu- lated without regard to the cost of sinking new shafts, or driving new headings, or any other new work. However, the offer was not accepted, the employers as strongly objecting to this special audit as the workmen to the employers' proposal. The matter was then referred to a general joint committee to be held in Cardiff next Monday.
I WELSH COAL TRADE. 1 Damages for Breach of Contract I At Porth Police-court to-day, Mr. W. Ken- shole (Aberdare^ applied for the permission of the bench to withdraw summonses against 50 hauliers at the Cymmer Colliery,, who had left work on the 22nd of January under the impression that one of the hauliers had been discharged. It had been found, however, that the haulier in question had asked to be paid off, and the workmen who had struck work thereupon returned and paid £50 towards the damages.-The application was granted.
NEW LICENSING AOT. I A Hitch at Merthyr. 4 I At Merthyr Police-court to-day Mary Breen was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Dowlais.—Superintendent Townsend, reply- ing to the stipendiary, said that the comity council authorities had not given him formal notice of the previous convietions of the defen- dant, so that he had no power to communicate with the keepers of public-houses warning them not to supply her.—The Stipendiary rhe meaning of that is that the moet impor- tant part of the Act is a dead letter.—The Superintendent: That is so, air.-The Stipen- diary: f don't know who is responsible, but it is a scandalous state of things if the standing joint committee oon gists of persons who can only meet once in three months.—The prisoner ..all fined 40s. a.nd coata. n- BLACK-LISTED AT MERTHYR. I Two women were summoned for drunken- ness at Merthyr on Thursday and placed on I the black list.
BREACH OF COLLIERY RULES I Mr. W. Kenshole (Aberdare) appeared at Porth Polioe-court this morning for the proee- cution of David John Jones, a young man employed at the National Collieries, Watts- town, who was charged with a breach of the special colliery rules. The offence consisted of riding on a journey of trams. The over- man, it appeared, had caught the defendant on the bar-book at the rear of a train of nineteen full trams, going down a dangerous incline—In extenuation the defendant said a. horse had kicked him, and he could not very well walk—The maximum fine of E2 and costs was impoaed, or a month s imprison- ment in default.
SKELETON FOUND IN A WALLED-UP CHAMBER While workmen were excavating at Wemyss, in Fifeshire, they came upon a brick struc- ture. There was no door or ontlet. and, on being broken open, the skeleton of a. larga man was found in a sitting posture. The district is well known for its remains of the Boman visit and its underground caves, and the opinion is that the skeleton ia a link with some older punishment.
DUEL IN HUNGARY Budapest, Thursday.-A. duel was fought this morning between Baron Fejervary, Hungarian Minister of National Defence, and M. Lengyel, member of the Diet. Bjiron Fejervary received three slight wounds on the right hand, which prevented him from continuing the duel.
CHARGE AGAINST A TOWN CLERK At Newton Abbot today O. S. Bartlett, town-clerk of Dartmouth, was committed for trial, charged with converting trust funds amounting to M.550, the property of Miss Trevethiok, of Paington, to his own use. It was stated on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions that the accused had received about E9,01,2 011 account of the Trevethick estate, and had been deficient of the amount mentioned in the charge.
STOP PRESS Latest Telegrams. EXPRESS OFPlCk, 6,10 p.m. WEIGHTS. PARK MEEftNG. TWICKENHAM HANDICAP. Cap and Belle II., 5yrs, 9st; Port Blxiv. .'yrfe. Sil, 131b; Sabot, 4yrs, Set 111b; LA ven- jtro. 4yre, Sst 101b: Simony, 4yrs, 8st 101b; GHadorn. 4yrs. 8st 81b: Over Norton, byre, Sit 7ft; Fighting Farley. 6yrs. 8st 61b: Rose Blair, 4yrs, 8at 61b; Wabun, byxs. Set £ .ib; Maori Qliiettain, 4yre, est 51b; Cerillo, 4yl's, fist 41b; GobleT. 6yrs, 3st. 21b; Merry Methodist. aged. Set 21b; Happy Slave, 4rr3, Sst jib: Oaro. 4yrs, 8st; Torbunch, 4yrs, Sst; Energetic. 5yrs. 7sL 131b; Carriga- vaHa. 5yrs. 7st 111b; Grave and Gay, 4yw, Tst lllb; Sea Lord. 4YJ'H. 7st 101b; Outsider, tr-rri, 7st, lOib: KillOok, 4yre, 7st 91b: Ichi Ban. 6yrs, 7st 91b t Cottager. Syrs, 78.t 91b; Pifzgtuart, 4yrs. 7st 81b; Rayleigh. 4yrs, 7st sib; loch liOten, 4yra, 7a t 31 b; COsddr, 4yrg, 7et 71b: Blue Peter, 4yrs, 7st 71b; Sun. ctertie, 6yrs. 7st 61b; Wild Apple. 4yrs, 7st 43b; vaudeville. 4yrs, 7st 41b; Pom, 4yrs. 31b; Mar di Gras, 5yrs, 7st 31b; Japan. 3yxe» 711t lib; Decave, 4yrs, 7st lib; Noblesse, ',n, 11 to. > Pontypool Thursdays. 3 goals, 4 tries; .Newport Thursdays, nil, < a HOCKEY. I Xinea. 9 .coals; Cardiff Ooll?fc SwpBSSs 1 toil SPORTING. Kpeie Park.—4.3tf—Ffarwel 1, 1: Forbear, 2; JJyndon Green, 3. Betting: 5 to 2 agst tto wihxier, _¡r." '-r 4
THE HAUNTED MAN ————— « .———— ExtraordinaryStatement in Court. DRUGGED" AND HELD BY TELEPATHY. < As Mr. Denman took his seat on the bench at Mlarlborongh-street Police-court, London, yesterday, a well-dressed, middle-aged man stepped into the witness-box, and in the calmest possible niannor 8&idi to the magis- trate, "I wih to make an application. I have been drugged by Scotland Yard authorities and held up by them by telepathy for a con- siderable time past." The Magistrate: What do you mean by that? Applicant: They know my thoughts. The Magistrate: It is very clever of them. Applicant: Yes, we have had conversations together from time to time. They say my only way out of it is to commit suicide. Who do?-The Scotland Yard authorities. I have been to see them, and have written to, the Home Secretary. The Magistrate: I should not pay any atten- tion to the matter. Applicant; But I should like to be releaser1 They say I should) have been released long ago if I held my tongue. The Magistrate: What do you mean by released? Applicant: They interfere with my business. I I am a general agent. They keep me awake at nighte. The Magistrate; I should see a doctor. Applicant: I have seen three. I have been twelve months in this state. Oan't you restrain them ? They say I have committed crimes and accuse me of three jnurdtrw. forging and falsifying. They said I was to keep my mouth shut, and it would not last very long. It is simply tyranny. They keep saying I must commit suicide, and get twopennyworth of oxalic acid; but, of course, I shall not do it. There are cases where a man's mindi gets deranged, and he does do it. Cannot you do anything for me? Mr. Denman: I am afraid I cannot say more. There is no read substance in what you are troubling about. You had better consult a doctor. Have you no occupation? Applicant: tf they will let, me alone I have; but you can ray.* --tb&y-.work about my bedroom. Mr. Denman: It is much more a. medical question than a legal one. There is really nothing I can do. Applicant left the court apparently very dissatisfied.
THE LATE DR. PARRY. Arrangements for the Funeral Ceremony. The funeral of the late Dr. Joseph Parry Will take place at three o'clock on Saturday at Penarth. The officiating ministers will be the BeT. J. Gwilym Jones, pastor of the Ohristchurch Congregational Church, Pen- arth; the Rev. H. Elvet Lewie, London; and the Bev. Rowland Williams ("Hwfa Mon"). A memorial servioe will be held at Christ- church on Sunday evening. The following. will be the order of the procession at the fu.néral Medical men. MinisteM and repNJØentives of &II denominations. Deacons of Christ Church (Congregational), Penarth. Penaath Commit-tee. Governors and Council of University College. Cardiff Technical Committee. Staff of University College and Technical School. Studente of College and Technical School. Dr. Parry's pupils. Representatives of National Eisteddfod. Representatives of Local Bodies. United Choirs. Hearse. Family. Tribute from Mld-Rhondda Orchestral Society The Mid-Rbondda Orohestifal Society at their weekly practice yesterday passed a resolution of condolence with the widow and relatives of the late Dr. Joseph Parry. Mr. A. A. Leqk, in proposing the resolution, referred to the lack of recognition of the late com- poser's gifts by his own countrymen, and said that it was only now that he had passed away they were able to realise the greatness of the man who had lived among them for the past 50 years. Pontypridd United Choir At the close of the usual week-night practice last evening, the Pontypridd United Choir passed the following vote of condolence with Mrs. Parry and family, and afterwards termi. nated the proceedings by singing How happy and blest are they who have endured afflic- tion" (Mendelssohn's St. Paul") and the immortal "Aberystwyth to the words "Iesu, cyfaill f'enaid ou":—"That we, the officers and members of the Pontypridd United Choir, offer to Mrs. Parry and family our most sincere and respectful sympathy in their sad bereavement. We cannot help feeling that Wales has lost a true friend and unerring leader, and Cymru Fad' is bereft of one of its noblest sons—one who always held his native land in the very core of his heart—and how sadly we shall miss him now that he has taken his last ffarwel.' It will probably be remembered that Dr. Parrr conducted two of his own works, CeridWen and Nebuchad- nezzar," when performed with great success by the above choir on Ohristmas and Boxing days, 1901—the first time the former work was done in Wales. Cardiff University College At a meeting of the court of governors of the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire at Cardiff this afternoon, Dr. Edwards presiding, votes of condolence were passed with the families of the late Dean Howell, Dr. Joseph Parry, and Alderman S. A. Brain.—The Rev. Principal Edwards thought it would be a most fitting tribute to have the walls of the college graced with the photos of the two first-named gentlemen, who had been so prominently connected with Wales, and this Mr. Richard Cory, to the great approval of everyone present, promised should be done at his expense as a mark of his high esteem and regard for the two departed gentlemen. I Memorial 8ervice at Penarth A memorial service will be held at Ohriøt I Church, Penarth, on Sunday evening, con- ducted by the Rev. Gwilym Jones, the pastor. It will partake of a choral character.
I CARDIFF RATES. Protest Against Lavish Expenditure. REPRESENTATION OF LARGER RATEPAYERS. A meeting convened by the Cardiff Property Owners and Ratepayers' Association was held at the Royal Hotel this morning. Mr. E. W. Shackell presided, and among those present were Messrs. A. Beasley (for the Taff Vale Railway Company), J. Milner, S. Hern, Esau Field, E. Blackmore (Taff Vale Railway), J. H. Westyr Evans, W. Fairlamb (secretary Rhymney Railway Company), Edmund Han- cook, jun., Henry Radcliffe, J. A. Pertwee, and W. B. Goodyer. The subject of discussion was the increase of rates in Cardiff and the expenditure upon tramways. A resolution to the following effect, proposed by Mr. S. Hem and eeconded by Mr. A. Beasley, was carried. "We, the undersigned, ratepayers of the borough of Cardiff, request hie Worship the Mayor and the Corporation of Cardiff to submit forthwith to the ratepayers a state- ment showing the capital expended up to and including the 31st of December, 1902, for purposes of tramways and all works relating thereto; also particulars of monies accrued, due, and unpaid in respect of interest and sinking fund from March 31, 1902. to December 31, 1902; also a statement showing the work- ing expenses, with particulars of receipts and payments, during the some period." This resolution was signed by all the persons present, except Mr. Hem, who had to leave to catch a train. A general discussion followed with reference to tha representation on the county council of the larger ratepayers, such, for instance, as the Cardiff Railway Company, the Taff Vale Railway Company, the Rhymney Railway Company, and the various other undertakings at the Docks.—Mr. Shackell emphasised the importance of such representation, and stated that in his opinion a. manager or official of those large companies should be upon the county council. The names of Mr. Beasley and Mr. Hormati were suggested, but the former refused to become a candidate for any municipal ward, stating as his reason that he could be more useful outside. Mr. Hurman was not present. and, therefore, his reply oould not be ob- tained. Mr. Henry Radcliffe spoke afoout the local charges upon ship repairing yards which were inside the boundary of the Cardiff Railwa-y Compa,ny,oand received no benefits from the corporation for the rates which the proprie- tors paid. There was no scavenging, no lights, in fact, no municipal work at aJI done within these boundaries; and yet the proprie- tors of those yards had to pay rates in the ordinary way. Mr. Hancock referred) to the corporation tramways, and said he was glad to see that Mr. Robert Bird had recognised" the fact that the rates of Cardiff were increasing to an alarming extent. Mr. Milner referred to the fact that, in con- sequence of the high rates, owners of pro- perty were compelled to inorease their rente, with the result that people went outside the boundary to live, and tthe corporation were assisting them by the facilities which they gave by running the cars to the outlying districts. The result of the discussion was that another resolution, worded as follows, was passed: That this meeting, having heard the arguments in favour of combination with a view to stay the progress of lavish expendi- ture and to obtain some adequate represen- tation of the larger ratepayers on the local councils, hereby resolves to combine with a view of remedying the present state of affairs by educating the public as to the facts and securing the concurrence and .support of large ratepayers in this and other towns." When this resolution was being discussed the question arose as to how representatives of the owners' and ratepayers' association were likely to fare in elections, and the reply given was that they would have to educate the working men, a show them that it would be to their interest to keep down the rates, although they did not directly pay them. According to the circular sent out con- vening the meeting. 13.000 persons in Cardiff paying no rates dircully have or may have 12,000 votes. Forty-live works or properties in Cardiff paying R114,600 a year in local rates have only 90 votes.
PARLIAMENT TO-DAY. < The ,T Raggfrig In the Guards. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—Thursday. The Speaker" took the ohair at two o'clock, when the order paper showed a. list of 32 questions demanding answers, many of them relating to important public subjects. ALIEN IMMIGRATION. On the motion of Mr. Gerald Balfour, a return was ordered to be laid before the House of the number of aliens that arrived from the Continent at ports in the United King- dom in each month of the year 1903. VENEZUELAN COERCION. Lord ORANBORNE, in reply to Mir. Lambert (R., Devon, South Molton), said that no formal intimation was made to the American Govern- ment with regard to the co-operation of Ger- many and England for exercising pressure on Venezuela, but they at different times in- formed the American Government that they might have to resort to coercive measures. The American Government undertook that their representative at Caracas would take' charge of German and British interests. Mr. LAMBERT pressed the question when waa the first formal or informal intimation made to the American Government, but Lord ORANBORNE declined to add to his answer. Lord CRANBORNE, replying to Mr. Norman (R., Wolverhampton, S.), said that the Govern- ment were aware as far back as the begin. ning of last year that Germany was contem- plating resorting to coercive measures against Venezuela, and by the middle of July we had come to the conclusion that we might be compelled to "sort to force. The nrat definite proposal for co-opera?on between the two Powers arse out of a. communication from the German Ambassador on July 23. THE GUARDS "RAGGING." Colonel NOLAN (N., Gaiway. N.) asked if Colonel Kinioch or any officer of the 1st Grenadier Guards had demanded to be tried by court-martial, and if so, would the court- martial be granted. Mr. BRODRICK: No such application has been received from any officer demanding a court-martial. Mr. BROMLEY-DAVENPORT (U., Cheshire, Maccleaflelcf) said tha.t no officer had a riotht to demand that inquiry, but would the War Office grant one if asked for? Mr. BRODRICK: That would depend entirely on the circumstances. Mr. BROMLEY-DAVENPORT: In thiJ case? Mr. BRODRIOK shook his head. Mr. WINSTON CHURCHILL (U., Oldhaan): May I ask wiy officers of the Army are not allowed to demand a court-martial? The SPEAKER: Order, order. That does not arise out of the question. SOMALILAND AND KANO. Mr. RITCHIE, replying to Mr. H. Lewis (R., Flint Boroughs), said it was not anticipated that any additional charge beyond the £ 290,000 already granted would fall upon the Ex- chequer for the Kano expedition. The esti- mated expenditure on the Soxnalilond opera- tions from October 1 to March 31 was RM,ooo. The expenditure before that date was charged to the Somaliland protectorate funds. INCOME-TAX. Mr. RITCHIE, in answer to Mr. Ohanning and Mr. Trevelyan, said the further exten- eion of abatements to small incomes was deserving of consideration, but should not, he thought, be referred to a committee. It would hardly be possible to refer the queation of graduation of Income-tax to a committee without giving ground for the belief that the inquiry was intended as a. prelude to prac- tical changes in our fiscal system. WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY. I Mr. A. CHAMBERLAIN, answering Mir. Herbert Samuel (R., Yorkshire, Cleveland), said he waa in coramunica-tion with the, Mar- coni Wireless Telegraph Company upon the subject of their relations with the Post Office. He had no doubt it would be possible to secure for the public the use of thatmethod of com- munication, when it was sufficiently deve- liped, for commercial purposes. THE MINISTERIAL PROGRAMME. Notices were given for the introduction at an early date of the following Ministerial mesbeures:- Mr. Akers-Duuglas: A Bill for dealing with the employment of children. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Gerald Balfour: To give effect to the Brussels Convention relating to sugar. (Oppo- sition cries of "Oh.") Mr. Hanbury: A Bill dealing with the adul- teration of butter. Yr. Wyndham: A Bill dealing with the land question in Ireland. (Irish cheers.) Mr. Balfour (for the Lord Advocate): A Bill to amend and consolidate the Licensing Laws in SctJtoand. Sir W. Anson: The London Education Bill.
I MEETING OF THE 0ABINET I A meeting of the Cabinet was held at the I Foreign Office at noon. Mr. Balfour presided. All the Ministers war* present except Kr. Chamberlain. I
WHOLESALE THEFTS Six Little Girls Charged at Cardiff. THEIR TRANSACTIONS WITH PAWNBRO-KERS. Six little girls stood in a row crying at Cardiff Police-court to-day. They were Edith Leary (13), Gladys Leary (12), Mabel Hamblin (12), Mary Hurley (13), Lily O'Brien (11), and Mary Elizabeth Kelly (12). Several charges of alleged theft of wearing apparel were pre- ferred. Mr. Lloyd Meyrick appeared for Lily O'Brien, whilst Mr. Joseph Henry Jones repre- sented Hurley. Gladys L eary, Mary Hurley, and Ma.bel Hamblin were first charged with stealing a black cloth Chesterfield overcoat, value 21s. 6d., the property of George Bussell, outfitter, 128, Woodville-road, some time between the 14th and 31st of January. Daniel Hurley (40) and Julia. Hurley (37), parents of the little girl of that name, were charged with feloniously receiving from her the over- coat in question.—William Lee, manager to Mr. Bussell, said that on the 14th of January he took an inventory of the stock, and saw the coat at the far end of the shop, and sub- sequently he missed it. That was after Gladys Leary and Mary Hurley had oalled with a little boy they wanted to have fitted with a suit. The coat produced was the one that had been lost, and he identified it, though it had been altered.—Gfeorge Gale, a tailor, of Bedford-street, gave evidence as to doing "the little job for Dan, viz., altering the coat to fit the male prisoner.—In answer to Mr. Jonee, GaJe and his wife said the Hurleys were respectable people, and Daniel was a hard working coal trimmer. The coat did not look like a new one, and seemed to have been slept on.—The evidence, already given, of Detective Davey was read over.-Ham-blin was dis- charged. The other two girls were bound over under the First Offenders Act to come up for judgment if called upon. In regard to Hurley and his wife, the Chairman (Mr. Rees Jones) said his colleague (Alderman David Jones) and himself had had great difficulty in arriving at a conclusion. Under the cir- cumstances, however, they were disposed to accept some of the arguments Mr. Joseph Henry Jones had advanced in their favosr, and they gave them the benefit of the doubt. Thatdeceision waa to a great extent due to the good character that had been given to Daniel Hurley. In the next case Edith Leary, Gladys Leary, Mabel Hamblin. Mary Hurley, and Lily O'Brien were charged with stealing a suit of olothes, value 32s. 6d., the property of John Jones, and another from No. 54, Castle-road. Mr. Harold Lloyd defended Lily O'Brien. It transpired that Leary pawned the suit at the shop of Fligelatone, in Oastle-road, for 12s. 6d., on the 3rd inst. James Courtland, assistant at the pawn- shop, attended to give evidence. Mr. Harold Lloyd: How long have you been a pawnbroker?—Eighteen years. Are you in the habit of taking things of this description from children? She has been sent by her parents many a time. Do they send new suits of clothes with a, label on them?-No. Did you see the label?—No. How soon after?—When the detective called. Did you observe it was a new suit?—I did. Did it strike you as peculiar?—Yes. Did you make inquiries then?—Yes. And, notwithstanding what they said, you still took them?—Yes. Mr. Lloyd expressed a hope that the atten- tion of the police would be called to these practices. Had the pawnbroker taken proper precautions, the poor children would not have been in this unfortunate position. He repeated that, if this man conducted his busi- ness as he apparently did, it was time the police had their attention drawn to it. O'Brien, Hamblin, and Edith Leary were bound over under the First Offenders Act, whilst Gladys Leary and Mary Hurley were each fined 56., or seven days. Gladys Leary, Mabel Hamblin, and Mary Elisabeth Kelly were charged with stealing a boy's suit from another of Mr. Buesell's shops, 17, Splott-road. Mrs. Ash, pawnbroker, Constellation-street, said one of the girls pledged the suit with her in the name of "Mary Ann Davies." In answer to inquiries, she said flhe had been sent by her father, an dthey were her brother's clothes. Detective Davey repeated statements made to him by prisoners, which went to show that they- "went into the shop Quietly" and took the suit and pawned it, and distributed the proceeds. Mary Elizabeth Kelly the magistrates bound over under the First Offenders Act. Leary and Hamblin they fined 5s. each and costs, or seven days. Superintendent Durston said there were three other similar cases, but he did not propose to go on with them, if the Bench con- sented to that course. He could not with- draw. Mr. Rees Jones: We have heard enough. Superintendent Durston went on to say that these children had pledged goods with various pawnbrokers—thirteen new suits, a new overcoat, a new coat and vest, and one new pair of men's boots. The children being just above twelve, they could not proceed under the Pawnbrokers Act. The Bench called up the witness Courtland, in accordance with an intimation made earlier in the day. Superintendent Durston said this was not the only pawnbroker who had taken things. Mr. Rees Jones: But the goods that were pledged at his shop he must have known were brought there improperly. They were new and labelled, but yet the witness did not take the trouble to ascertain the particulars. He accepted the property from practically infants, and, in his (Mr. Bees Jones's) opinion, his conduct was not far short of that of an accessory. The pawnbroker had just escaped the meshes of the law because the children were a little over twelve. Therefore, they had no remedy. He thought, however, the police should take notice of such cases, and as to the present case he had a strong convic- tion as to the witness's conduct. Alderman David Jones had littie to add to the observations of his colleague. It was a most scandalous thing far pawnbrokers to carry on business in this way with little chil- dren. Witness ought to have made proper inquiries before dealing with these little ones, but that he did not do. On the contrary, by taking the things, he encouraged the children to steal. They knew where to dispose of the property, and, consequently, had at hand the meane of doing wrong. It was one of the most scandalous things that had ever been brought before him.
I MR. CHAM*BERLAIN'S TOUR. I I More Deputations Received. I (Jape Town, Thursday.—Mr. Chamberlain drove into Cape Town again this morning, and received deputations from the South Afri- can League, the Progressive Parliamentary Committee, and several other bodies. A luncheon will be given to-day at the Govern- ment House, at which 50 members of Parlia- ment will be present. A dinner party will be given this evening at the Governor's residence. —Renter. I A Welcome from London. I The Lord Mayor of London presided this afternoon at a special meeting of the Court of Common Council held to consider a pro- position that Mr. Chamberlain, on his return home, should be welcomed by the Otty.-On the motion of Mr. Horncastle, seconded by Alderman Sir J. Whittaker Ellis, it was resolved: --i'That this court, recognising the Imperial importance of the visit to South Africa of the Right Hon. Joseph. Chamberlain, desires to present to him, in the Guildhall, on a convenient date, an address of welcome and congratulation on his return to this country."—Mr. A. C. Morton dissented, on the ground that the country should first see the result of the mission before offering oongratu- lations.-He was the only member who voted against the resolution.—The City Lands Com- mittee were instructed to make arrangements for the ceremony at a met not exceeding 200 guineas.
I NEARLY SUFKJCATED HIMSELF I < At Merthyr Police-oourt to-day, David Daley was ohmated with steal-tug three pairs of stockings, the property of James Davies, draper, Aberds.re, and further with breaking the windows of the cell in which he was inoacerated at the police station. It appeilred that the prisoner while in the cell tore his clothes to ipiews and set fire to them and that he was nearly suffocated by the fumes. On the firotoharg-e he was oomniitted for a month and in default of paying a. fine, he was sen- tenced to another month for the second offence.
TO-DAY'S LONDON BETTING. I For the Lincolnshire Handicap 700 to 100 was offered against Sceptre, and the best backed horse is Portcullis, 100 to 8 now being asked for. On the National some good business has been done in favour of Manifesto at 100 to 6, and the best price now obtainable is 100 to 7. Mathew is In request at 16'11. Prices:- LINCOLN HANDICAP. 7 to 1 agst Sceptre, o 100 to 8 Portcull s, t 100 to 8 Watershed, o l 1 His Ur&hip, t and -6 22 to 1 — Handicapper 25 to I Oubliette colt, t GRAND NATIONAL. 100 to 8 agst Fanciful, o 100 to 7 — Manifesto t Mid 0 gg to 6 3"tbew ;-an ,w 100 to 6 — Drumcree. t
WEIGHTS. I LIVERPOOL SPRING MEETING. EARL OF SEFTON'S PLATE. UtMWim, 4yrs, 8St; Carlekemp, 6yrs, Rat 131b; reH?- 01&dWin, 4yre, Mib; His Lonishtp. 4yrs, 8st 9!b; :ocrs4y:S eáol; FDsm, :Påst ?t' Lady Bel- haven, 6yrs, Sst lib; Blue Peter, 4yrs, 7st 121b; The $BOinn, ocle, 6YTS, 7st 9tb; L& Uruguaya, a?ed. 7st 8)b; ExaJ- E?Wo, 4yrs, 7st 91b; La Uroguaya, aged. 7st 81b; ExIJ- tation, 5yrs, 7st lib; Part Malt, 3yrs, 7st; SaJue, 3yrs, ti 131b; Mixed Powdei, Syre, 6st 91b; The Page, 3yrs, 6st 51b.
CkARGE AGAINST A TRAINER DIS- MISSED. At Swindon to-day, the magistrates dismissed a charge against Robert Piatt, racehorse trainer, late of Russ- ley, Wiltshire, of having, whilst bailee of the racehorse Assault, belonging to Mr. Z. M. Von -Wahrtren, oon- verted the same to his own use.
NAZARETH HOUSE ANNUAL i ASSAULT-AT-ARMS, PARK-HALL, 2nd and 3rd MARCH NEXT. All the Champions, Amateur and Professional. J. Matthews's Band in "Reminiscences of Soosa." Newport Gymnastic Team, and Caerphilly Choir. ell953
PROPOSED CYCLING TRACK Deputation to Wait on Cardiff Parks Committee. I Cardiff cyclists are feeling keenly the need of an up-to-date cycling track in the town, and'the fact is generally deplored that in the largest town in Wales there is nothing like proper provision for the holding of athletic meetings. Since the Cardiff Harlequins' track was closed there is no place, outside the Sophia Gardens, where-a bicycle race could be brought off. The gardens track is so anti- quated that it can hardly be considered in these days of express speed, and a few pro- minent cyclists feel that the time has come when some steps should be taken to bring Cardiff into line with towns like Carmarthen and Pontypridd. Some members of the parks committee are understood to be favourable to a project which has been mooted to lay a track over the piece of land which forms a junction between Tanyard-road and Leckwith- road, and a deputation will wait upon the parks committee on Monday with a view of ascertaining the feeling of the committee in regard to the proposed new track, and what action they would be prepared to recom- mend to the corporation. Alderman Ebenezer Beavan is chairman of the parks committee, and any practical scheme will, doubtless, rectiv« his. hearty support. 4k_' ,)
CALLOUS CONDUCT The W rexham M u rdereeo, Exhibition. STANDS ON HIS HEAD BEFORE EXECUTION. A murderer who stands on his head) a few hours before execution merely becanee "it was the last time he could do it" deserves the title of "the most extraordinary criminal ever hanged in England," which was applied to William Hughes, who was hanged at Buthim on Tueeday. Hughes murdered his wife at Wrexham. and when the Home Secretary refused the requested reprieve, believing that Hughes was perfectly sane, the condemned man dis- played extreme callousness as to his fate. The night before his execution he startled the warders on duty in the condemned cell by indulging in the most extraordinary acro- batic feats. He ran around the cell on all fours to show he was in a good humour," and then stood on his head against the .toae wall. A puzzled guard asked him why he did this. "Oh," replied Hughes, carelessly, "it's the last time I can do anything of the kind. I might as well ma?e the most of it." Throughout the night he joked with the warders, and until the very moment of execution disployed composure which could not be equalled by any of the prison officials. He made a hearty breakfast on fish and tea. and when one of the warders made an obser- vation about his appetite Hughes replied jocularly: "I might as well en.ioy myself while I am in this world." He walked to the scaffold firmly and unassisted, and in a loud voice exclaimed: "Good-bye, boys all!" just before the drop fell.
THE LATE MR. EVAN MORGAN. Fnneral To-day at the New Cemetery. The funeral of Mr. Evan Morgan, who died with each alarming suddenness at the Bad- minton Club, Cardiff, on Monday evening, took place to-day. The mortal remains of the popular sportsman were interred in th^ New Cemetery, the officiating clergyman beim* the Rev. J. H. Baker. St. Catherine's. Though^ v announced as a private funeral, the was followed from the deceased's home iff* Wells-street to the cemetery by a laxsn number of friends. The only rel.%tives Present-- were Mr. W. Motgan (brother) and Mr. Palmer (brother-in-law), and they were accompanied in the mourning coaches by Messrs. Jamea Thomas, Albert Shirley, Henry Marks. T. Wanders, Claude Evans, J. Rill, and P. Driscoll. Numerous beautiful wreathe were, aent by the widow and children of the", deceased, mother and sisters, brother and family, Messrs. A. Marks, A. Shirley. T. Manders, and- E. Richardson, the Badmilatola. Club, the Conservative Working Men's Ol,up, Mr. W. Morgan's staff, Naza-reth Hons* >• Assault-at-Arms Committee, Messrs. Jukes and Flookes, Mr. Morgan Crowther, Mr. Claude Evans, Mr. and Mrs. W Powell, Mr. C. Deans, Mr. J. Sandiford, Mr. and Mrs. T. Redmond, Mr. E. Nicholas, Messrs. T. and J. Sullivan, Mrs. Colea, and others. On behalf of the widow, mother, and family. Mr. W. Morgan, wishes to acknowledge gratefully the many kind expressions of sympathy which have been rceeived from all parts of the country.
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