FOR WOMEN FOLK. r- j Homely Hints & Dainty Dishes. WITH PARS. INTERESTING TO THE MERE MAN. Never comb an infant's hair—brush it. Never nay at any time, especially in the nursery. It is asserted that the longest-lived people are those who make breakfast their chief meal. Women cannot drive nails, but when it comes to driving bargains they can beat the sterner sex. Stains on mahogany may be removed by rubbing them with a cork dipped into a. little oxalic acid and water. When the stains have disappeared, wash the wood thoroughly with pare water, then dry and polish as usual. Steamed Apricot Pudding. Put in a buttered mould a layer of sponge cake, then a layer of stewed apricots, and then another layer of sponge cakes, and so on till the dish is full. Beat up two eggs with one pint and a half of milk, pour slowly over the pudding, steam for one hour and a half, and serve. Pour wine sauce round, and stick the pudding with blanched almonds. Fillet of Mutton, Remove the hump end of a. loin of mutton. and cover it with two sheets of buttered paper. Roast it for two hours, but do not a-llow it to becopie the least brown. Have ready some French beana boiled tender and well drained on a sieve, and* when the mutton has been glazed place them in the gravy to heat and use them in the serving dish as a bed for the meat. Graham Wafers. Beat to a cream half a. cupful of butter; add gradually four tablespoonfuls of sugar; then add one well-beaten egg. Dissolve a level teaspoonful of soda in two tablespoonfula of warm water; add this to half a cupful of sweet milk, add the mUk to the butter mix- ture, and then stir in as much Graham flour as the mixture will hold; work and knead until the whole sticks together. Soli into a very thin sheet, and cut into wafers with a round cutter. Bake in a moderate oven until a golden brown and very crisp. To Use an Old Silk Skirt. To make a pretty and comfortable petticoat. cut the skirt about a quarter of a yard shorter than walking length. Make it the same length all around. Sew this on the machine. Sew on the hem a pleated silk ruffle, cut on the straight of the material, about six inches deep. On the edge of the pleated ruffle sew a narrow bias ruffle about two inches deep. Do not set the ruffles on the skirt proper, aa the skirt is easier to walk in, wears better, and rustlea more if the ruffles are set on the bottom. Small pleats are prettier than large ones. Suitable for Tall Women. Flounced skirts are difficult to make—that is unless great care is taken that the flounces are not too wide and have not too much ful- ness in them. They are best when the flounces are quite scant-three flounces I around the foot, with the flounces much nar- rower in front than at the back, and put on to give a pointed effecti in front, are far more becoming than when the same flounces are put around the skirt plain. A long jacket ought not to be worn with these flounced skirts, and yet some of the newest costumes show this same style of three flounces on the foot of the skirt and a jacket extending well below the hips, and finished around the shoulders with a triple cape. As may be imagined, only a very tall woman has any right to wear such a gown. Breaking a Mirror- "There," said the girl, who was getting ready to go out. "I've broken my handmir- Tor! What does that mean?" "Seven years of sorrow," said her friend. "It also betokens that you will quarrel with your dearest friend." "Charlie? That would be too dreadful. "Charlie? I thought you always counted me your dearest friend? So you have let the cat out of the ba! ThaS pudding-headed Charlie Strong! Refore I'd-" "you needn t say anything more, Sue Gar- land. I hate you! And as for Charlie, you know you would have given your eyes to have caught him!" "Pooh! I refused him half-a-dozen times before he ever looked at you. I wish you good-a.fternoon and a better temper, my dear!" And the friend slammed the door behind her. There were several other girls left, and they one and all began to condole with the girl who had broken her hand-mirror. But she wa-9 inconsolable. "You see how it has acted already, and if there are to be seven years of it I shall just :<Ke, I know I shall! There, I've quarrelled with Sue, the dearest girl in the world, and that's only the beginning," "Let me see where it's broken," said one of I' her chums, as she picked up the cause of the trouble. "There's a fracture right through the length of the glass, but I don't know how it came ■there. I didn't drop it or strike it against knytnmg. Seven years! Isn't it awful?" "Seven grandmothers!" exclaimed the other girl. "That isn't a fracture. It's nothing but a. streak of moist air. Look, I can wipe it off with my handkerchief!" "So it is. Oh, you dear thing! Run after Sue and bring her bobck. Tell her the glass wasn't broken, and we haven't quarrelled, after all! And the seven years are up already; and, oh, I am just thankful!"
Passing Pleasantries. I "A gentle steed, my lad?" Gentle, why he's so tame every time he see3 an automobile he whinnies." SMILE. I Hewitt: What should a man wear at 'hie own wedding? Jewett: A pleasant smile, even if he doesn't 2neau it. HIS ONLY CHANCE. I Do you know that you talk in your sleep. Henry?" asked Mrs. Peck. "Well, do you be- grudge me those few words, also?" he snapped back. IT ALL GAME BACK! She: Haven't I seen you somewhere before? He: Don't you remember? We were engaged last summer at the shore. So we were. I thought I remembered yonr face." HATED HIS BATH. Little Boy (pointing to the shop window): What's them? Mother: Those a-re diving suite, made all of rubber, so that the diver shall not get wet. Jtittle Boy: I wish I had one. Mother: Why. what for. my dear? Little Boy: To wear when you wash me. ONE MAN'S MEAT." I Customer: Oh, what shall I do? I've taken some rat poison by mistake instead of those heada-che powders you sold me. Druggist. That's all right. Just give the rats the headache powders. SOBER SECOND THOUGHT. I Three or four times a couple appeared before a clergyman for marriage, but the bridegroom was drunk, and the reverend gentleman refused to tie the knot. On the last occasion he expressed his surprise that suoh a respectable-looking girl was not ashamed to appear at the altar with a man in that state. The poor girl broke into tears, and said she ooald not help it. "And why. pray?" "Because, sir, he won't come when b- 4% uibetl" 1.
CARDIFF COLOURED ASSOCIATION Societies, associations, clubs, guilds, and organisations of every sort are common- enough in these days, but a society composed entirely of gentlemen of colour is a unique experiment as regards Cardiff, but such a society has now been in existence some four or five weeks, under the presidency and leadership of the Rev. J. H. Boudier, senior curate of St. Mary's. Cardiff. Tke objects of the society, which goes by the name of the Cardiff Coloured Association," are mutual intercourse and assistance whilst in port, affording relief and help in case of sickness, and ultimately acquiring premises as club- rooms. where members can meet together and enjoy the comforts of home. There are at the present time between 200 and 300 of our dark- skinned brothers resident in Cardiff, of whom nearly 100 have already joined the associa- tion. Near!y all the nations of sombre hue are represented, but the bulk are either North Americans, West Indians, Africans, East Indians, or Arabians. The names of the latter, such as Ali Hassan, Shah Ahmud, Said Mohapimed, &c., sound like reading a page of the Arabian Nights." A few games, such as draughts and dominoes, and also a small parcel of books have been got together for the use of the members, and gifts for the Asso- ciation will be gladly received by the presi- dent. The meetings are for the present held every Friday in St. Mary's Vestry-hall.
BILLIARDS. I STEVENSON V. OSBORNE: I r. Closing scores on WednesdayOsborne, 5,976; Stevenson, 4,500.
London Finance. BRITISH FUNDS. Y' Q,Ayls To-day's Y't'day" 's To-day's Clos. Prices. Clo. Prices Prices. Op.ao.ii Price?. Op.a.o.h 93 i*e- Con. N 234 pc. 934 100* India 3 pc 9,, "new • 86 ,,2 P( 6Si Ru'ePr3Apc 100 LOCal Loan. 99J L11. C.C 3 pc 99 99 FOBEIGX STOCKS. St Argri. 1886 101; Hn. 4 PC 1881 90 »5pcB-A.W 89? 89 lu?It?mnbp.c. 100! .,F?.L?t!.JOO I ?o IfOi Jpzi 5 P ( Bs 72? ..ResciMr'n 73! 734 1 Mcxn. 5 p.c. l(jl 1001 BZL Fip 5 p.c 10A 24* Internal 87 W.M.5 p.c 87i mPemC.P'ef 17 ￼ F 44; 78? De b s. 44 Cedulas E 44J 78? „ Debs. v 43 V 31 M;Port.neruM?. 63? 86 Cn 4h p.c 1895 101,4 Rs?n 4 pe IW9 88; M Cht.S.7p.c 88 Spanish 4 pc 88? 104; Gold 6p.c 104 1 60? Trk. Gp. 2nl 61 l?i., 1896 5 p.c Ml; 321 M 33 im, "*291 4th. 30 lOOFrench? p-c •• 101 ?,-ew '94 91* German 3 p.c 911 14 I Otto. Wnk. f Grenk 1889 5/9 Ugy.C.?p.c. 58 58? HOME &AIM. 115 Caledon'n 0 98 )itt(, 1'r«r. •• ￼ Def. ? 64 Do, '?nd Pre 62} 62•J: 1'r ef. "68 w 1) l?o8; 110 (tl. Ld? 0: i?Mt?ndS.WO (4 ?Gt.Ctl.Pr.f 63 Ditto D"f ￼ ,71 ??" 17 17 9? ?<'t- ??- ^9/i 9? 7 rW. Ord. 97; 97? 401 [)? D!s. Or ? 41 i(?3 -N-. P fC 0. 68 M??dDet ?.. Def.C. Oy 73 DittoPref. •• • 36 a 43& Jf. Btsh. i>ef 44 4j} ,-???Wtn.OT. 138; 79 Ditbofr?. ?43;.HnI! » B. O. 43 M5X.E.C)rA.l? 1t8 L, and Y. !M N*. ;taff. ori 1421 1.13..nd s 89 S Esvn.Otd b) Ditto A.. 135:1? 56 Dito D,!f. 151 C. MdD. 0. £ 6 Ditto FOREIGN RAILS. B? A. 134$el5 Do. 1st. Prof. •• ? 57 I)o.!Lnd P, ? I7I -2 Do. 2mlPref raiOo.Ailnt 73 8 Xit.U. <>r.1 U fosttH.Orh 170 Furnes?MY 1? MViiUo.Ord io! O. Trk. °'ly Xf6£CAr\£ K. & T. ? 23? 22? 1091 r'cl. 1-;t Prf. Cl. (-).v. ￼ ￼ 97i ￼ ￼ 451 Do. 3rd Pref 46 61 S A W. Corn 76 '6i ￼ °\Gu5f 7^ Penn. Ord. .^St5 a SP«ita Fe 00i M 32 P. & Rø.din 3?? oi*U? ￼ ?ch5pepf. 1} ](y¿ <4? Do. let Pref. r indf Ohio. 104 67$S. Pac. Ord.. 67 ￼ &n-•• 1,19? 3?9.RM).Or?. ? J? X St* i £ 531 97J Do. Pref 1sJL £ -MwS -4S-Pl- • '.Q4| U Pacific O. 1æ ￼ 'i1 °7 < ??.4?4!, %S )tn: Pref 97 97 424 Brie 411 4. iW1)?:Ilref*3 h 4t)ezt?r Or ?? ?i :7.8 .Sl?eeiOi I rli I)en ?ref ?t 91 8,; 1)C). ilref 90 Qil 1,0'8 & ° 1324 132 46 Wahash Pre! 1'5? ? HU, i)f.t.n? ts? 152, ? <6 r???.h.. 73 78 COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL. 4a! fnB0!iPs 'Sl* hi l.ipton* 0r?. 48 An?.-Amn.O 4)7it I,N-OU.'? 3 & CO 8Do. T)6f. 814 k.8 P'trot'm 4¡ Coats Ord ;5 Welbach 0. 46i ? ?Hn?.MnB?y, 59? ? Do. Pref 461 I.m.ty1' nt 24 570 Guinness Or ?iUo.? Pref. MINING MARKET. 2i d. AUSTRALIAN, INDIAN, See. ?*.A 2& 2* .\?u-h.?.??. 2J ?-?'? ? <?-eg"MO'- 3?2 ? 0 Htn Hiit Py 2 no Pr«f tM Bi.R. George ? P'hi1l O'1\o, H H ￼ '?- Uh&'p'nBe? 6; l&S.ofG?alia. '89 Cfmopotlfn 5 W.A. !0!,Cn.H.abM. ?X R'oT!T)to.44?'<4? <&no. Liiiks. 5Anamucia 5. 27ft Great Finval 2?t!omttLy«H ?3Grt. Ron %er 2?0 1 Do. North ;),, ?erM. 12 ltvton Cop M f Do. Malnreef 14,6 ? Copper Kir.g 5? 2f| OroyaBn'hill.3 5g Utftli ? Ivanhoe 9? l? Le R( ? ¿:rl¡: iI)o. Z?. 2. 1 u- Do. Soatb 4J Tliarsis ■ r v=oi; 3t 9i Strattom 96 ? Masor k B'v B?. Waihi Gold 7 Mysore SOUTH AND WEST AFRICAN. 4,- Ant,?o L, L,?. 41 61? tuwfi.t 7jt Anjrelo. ?''?mfJ.M?e.? ? 4? 84 Apex t? Do. Block B 2 Ath I H Mt?on.Ay 2 ?'<4 no.ShMMtc. <i!Mftv. 0);1 ? ntoCen 3? 2Mai& 21 ? Ribiani fNeyr & Charl 61 Bonanza. 102 Xoddert -in 11 H 31 Bh.S AfriM 3& 34 jf Mozwnblaus BI). G. Coast 3* 4;\ New Prisr. •• 7 City A; Sub, 6i 31 ;SigeL. 4/0 eiiades Awli. M oceana Con 8 C. G. 0f 8. A.. 8,i 3* ,i Raridfonjein 3 4 lf Crown Re-f.. 11 Rand Mines llii'i. 22* I)6B«ereT?<. 22? 22, Ik? fthodegia d 6; 64 Durban R'rS. 6J Do. Explo.6 8* EMt Rana.. 8? i? l? Robin«on •• Fanti Com. 9t Rose Deep. 21 Ferret 2? Saliufcttry l^r Geeioap 2?!f Selnkwe •• •• 7 Ueldenhni* WJ 3im & Jock 1J 11* Do.De«p 7$ SA.G'MTT7? 71 3?G:'betPh'x 21- -Abo-, 7 Gd. Ct. Am? 7i 2? TrMt. Gold 21 7g 1& Do. Develop 27 J<?ersfo'teia ? V. Rhodesia 3 ?d .1 Inrpst. 8? Vil. Mainreof •• 64 Jubilee 6 $Wacean 6& 4* ip. (i Willoa'by Cd :.1 FMm. ]
Local Finance. CARDIFF, Wednesday. The brisk demand which has set in for local Railway Stocks, more particularly of the ordi- nary class, was emphasised to-day by con- siderably enhanced prices being offered without bringing in any large amount of stock. Improved dividends, coupled with an assurance that there will be no stoppage of work at the collieries, are the principal factors which have brought about the boom. Investors who have been waiting for mfT?j!. to know the iagoe of the negotiations between the coalowncrs and thair workmen now feel that they have a sound security in the chief coal-carrying lines, and' are clamouring for stock, which, for the very same reason, is hard to obtain. The Ehymney proepects a<re particularly bright, having regard to the opening of the Windsor Colliery in the Aber Valley and the sinking of Powell Duffryn pits on the eastern side of the Rhymney River. It is eetimated that the output of the latter colliery will be something like 2.000 tons a day, the wind- ing a.nd other plant being on a very large scale. About a fortnight ago Rhymney Deferred Ordinary stood at 75; the mean quo- tation now ie 82-an advance of 7 points. No doubt the action taken by some of the share- holders to. revivify the directorate has had a beneficial effect, as the stock commenced to move upwards days before the dividend was announced. Colliery Shares, with the exception of Norths, though Arm, do not show that strength which might have been expected after the result of last week's nego- tiations. There is a. feeling in some quarters that the masters have been too generous in their conoeesion*, and that dividends ma.y suffer in consequence if am agreement for, say, three years be entered into. On the whole, the local market shows every indicar tion of a revival after a dull and spiritlesa interval of more than usual duration. To- day Barry Undivided Ordinary Stock rose 2, the New Ordinary 3i, the Preferred 1, and the Deferred 4. Rhymney Undivided Ordinary has advanced 4, the Deferred Ordinary 1J, and the Four per Cent. Preference 1. W. Hancock, Preferred and Deferred Ordinary Shares have improved 1, North's Navigation 1-16, and Ben Evans Ordinary 6d. Several Batik Shares are now quoted ex-dividend, but no change has actually taken place in prices. South African and Australian Mines are weak. BUSINESS DONE—OFFICIAL MARKINGS. RAILWAYS. Barry Deferred, 90. t Taff Vale Ordinary, 74|. Rliynmey Deferred. 83, 82, 82J. Rhymney Undivided Ordinary. 184, 135. Great Western Railway Ordinary, 138.. COAL AND IRON. North's Oi-dirkary, B.. Locket's Ordinary, 6J. DRY DOCKS. Cardiff Channels, li)j. MINES, Sec. City and Suburban, St. Goldfields, 8, 8. Boksburgs, 31s. 7td. Fanti Corporation, 15e. Associated Gold Mines, Zi, 2 3-IG. FLUCTUATIONS OF QUOTAIIO-NS-ACTUAL. RISE. Barry Ordinary, 1C5—90 to 137-92. Barry New Ordinary, 20^102 to 103-5. Barry Preferred Ordinar)-, to 101-3, Barry Deferred Ordinary, 86—3 to 90-2. Rhymney Ordinary, 178—32 to 182-6. Khymney Deferred Ordinary, 80—1 to 81- Rhymney Four per Cent. Preference, 112-14 to 113-15; W. Hancock Preferred Ordinary., 10i-Hi to 11-. W. Hancock Deferred Ordinary, 11—i to Hi— j. North's Navigation Ordinary, 68—2 to 6 11-16-13-16. Ben Evans Ordinary, 201. 6d.—21s. 6d. to 215.-225.
CARDIFF MAN'S BAD CONDUCT AT I PONTYPEIDD. I In the lesser court at Pontypridd on Wednes- day Henry Adams, who resides at 175, Cairns- atre,et, Cathays, Cardiff, and works at Ponty- pridd, was charged with travelling on the Taff Vale Railway without a ticket, assaulting a ticket-collector, and with being drunk and disorderly. Mr. Hurford,, stationmaster, Pontypridd, prosecuted on behalf of the com- pany.-Ticket-collcetor Pennel. Pontypridd, who proved the case, said defendant was in a mad state of drunkenness, and when asked for his ticket he at first refused to produce it. Subsequently he produced a piece of card- board, and when the excess fare was demanded struck witness on the neck.—Mr. Hurford gave corroborative evidence.—Defendant told the bench he knew nothing about the affair. On the day in question he had been to Lhvynypia. and got drenched with the rain. To keep out the cold, he took two glasses of brandy, and they completely "knocked him over." Witness added that since he had smaH-pox he could not stand any drink. The card-board which he had tendered the ticket- collector was his railway ticket, with the face rubbed ofr.-The Bench ordered defendant to pay lis. 6d. coats for travelling without a ticket, a fine of El and costs for the assault upon the ticket-collector, and 10s. for being drunk and disorderly.
SOUTH WALES TACTICAL SOCIETY. I A meeting of the South Wales and Mon- mouthshire Tactical Society was held on Wednesday evening at.the Angel Hotel. Cardiff, Colonel Quirk, C.B., D.S.O. (of tke 41st Regi- ment), presiding. The new Volunteer regula- tions formed the subject, of a discussion opened by Major J. Arthur Hughes, who was followed by Major Laybourne, Captain Gilling, Colonel A. P. James, Sergeant-captain Thompson, Major J. J. David, and others. A vote of thanks to Colonel Quirk brought an interest- ins debate to a close.
And a Mandolin with I Free Tuition I FOR INFIRMARY COLLECTORS Who Make Best Records in Six Months. A Century Model pianoforte, the price of which is L25 cash, is offered to the collector for Cardiff Infirmary who does best in the first six months of 1903. This piano, which is the absolute gift of Messrs. THOMPSON and SHACKELL (LIMI- TED), Cardiff, is full trichord, best check action, double bushed keys, with hand- some top bar, very full tone, of good finish throughout, with all improvements. The piano is now on view at the Queen's Central Music Warehouse, 24, Queeri- street, Cardiff.
FOR SECOND BEST RECORD. I A.Three Guinea Mandolin and I Free Tuition. Miss MILDRED WATERS, Fernieigh, 105, Albany-road, Cardiff, has kindly volunteered to present a mandolin, value E3 3s., and a term of free tuition in that instrument to the collector for the Infir- mary who does second best in the six months. rr1. Conditions. I I,- I ue piano described above will be given to the collector for the" Evening Express" vLLnd for Cardiff Infirmary who, between January 1 and June 30, 1903, pays to Mr. LEO-N-ARD D. REA the highest amount col- lected on "Evening Express" Penny Infirmary Stamps. The mandolin and free tuition will be given to the collector who does second best in the six months. Members of both sexes and of all ages may complete, and the books of stamps may be obtained, free of charge, from Mr. Rea or the "Evening Express" Office, Cardiff. I Collectors, Return Your Numbers. I "Evening Express" collectors are requested to be careful, when' paying in money to the general secretary of the Infirmary, to return the eovers of their collecting book or books, so that the register numbers may be noted and recorded. Every book issued has a dis- tinct number, and is registered with the name and address of the person holding it. As the books are returned, it is necessary that the numbers should be returned as well, so that they may be crossed off the register.
I RESERVISTS OUT OF EMPLOY. I "Evening Express Reference. List. How many Reservists returned from South Africa to South Wales and monmoutheliire are out of employ? The "Evening Express" desires to test this question, and to that end is now publishing day by day (and free of all charge) a list of unemployed Reservist* resident in this district of whose cases we have been advised. Reservists who are out of employment and who desire work are, accordingly, invited to send to the editor of the "Evening Express" their names and addresses, together with particulars of the kind of employment to which they are accustomed. At present the following men are seeking employment: I Handy Man. I JOHN J. JONES (late R.M.E.M.), of 16, Crwys-road, Cathays, Cardiff. has a medal and three bars for South African service. He seeks work as labourer or handy man. HENRY GEORGE HAMMETT (late 2nd Royal Berks), 77, Eisteddfod-street, Cardiff. Driver A. JONES. 5. Bradley-street, Roath, Cardiff (Royal Artillery). MICHAEL O DWZEE (late let Welsh), 18, Halket-street, Cardiff. FREDERICK STEVENS (iate Somerset Lischt Infantry), 2. St. George's-row, East- brook, Dinas Powis. T. DIBBLE (late 10th Regiment Imperial Yeomanry), 18, Evelyn-street, Docks, Car- diff. Has medal and two clasps for South Africa. Porter or Warehouseman. I I IVOR GUNTEP. (late South Wales Bor- I derers). 20. Mill-parade, Newport, Mon. I S. WILLIAMS (late 18th Hussars), 15, Thesiger-street, Cathays, Cardiff. .i. Smith's Work. I H. T. DAVIES (Royal Field Artillery), 116. Railway-street* Roath, Cardiff. Electric Lighting Fitter. WILLIAM FIRTH, (3rd East Kent Buffs), 36, Parry-atreet, Ton Pentre, Yatrad. Rhondda, was in South Africa. nearly two years, has a. medal with two clasps.
THE FOOTBALL "EXPRESS" I Is the Pick of the Basket. Latest Results. Gossip: Rugger and Soccer, Photos of Local Athletes. Topical Lyrics. Cartoons by J. M. Staniforth Funny Sketches. Well-written Articles. The WHITE is BEST. I Editions at Usual Times: Price, I One Halfpenny.
[FOOTBALL LAYS AND L VRIOS, I Written by H ldriS," Illustrated I by J.M.S." Dnring the present football season the "Evening Express" is publishing a series of football lays and lyrics, by "Idris," illustrated by the inimitable J. M. Stani- forth. The rhymes appear every Saturday in the Football Editions, and will be sub- sequently published in book form. They deal with local topics, and add greatly to the zest of the football season. TO FOOTBALLERS I Queries relating to football law, disputed decisions, &c., are answered in the "Even- ing Express" every Thursday-Rugby ques- tions by Mr. HARRY BOWEN, Soccer ques- tions by Mr. GEO. MERCER. Queries to be answered on any Thursday should reach the editor of the "Evening Express" not later than the MONDAY in the same week.
SOUTH WALES COAL TRADE. THE ANONYMOUS CIRCULAR TO I COALOWNERS. One of the leading coalowners, who is also I a member of the committee carrying on the negotiations, speaking to a "Western Mail" reporter on Wednesday, said: "I received a copy of the circular sent out to members of the Coalowners' Association objecting to the compromise, as it is called, and I think it is unworthy of notice. It comes from the same source, of course, as the letter quoted, but what is the good of it? To begin with, it is anonymous. In the second place, the arrange- ment come to is a blessing all round. I waa not present when the arrangement was finally come to, but I approve of what was done. I think it would be a calamity to the South Wales coal trade if it were in any way upeet, and I don't think any action will be taken upon it. Personally. I say nothing should be done with it except to treat it with con- tempt." "Have you a copy of the circular?" asked the reporter. "No," was the reply; "I lit my pipe with it." Another member of the committee said: "I am sure no notice will be taken of the cir- cular. It does not deserve it. Why should any more notice be taken of an anonymous circular sent by post than of an anonymous letter in the newspapers? We have done what we consider the best for both parties, and are not going to be upset or harassed by "people who try to vent their splecp in that wax."
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WALES V, SCOTLAND, SECTIONS OF THE WELSH TEAM CHOSEN. THE CHOICE OF THREEQUARTERS DEFERRED. The selection committee of the weisia foot- ball Union met at the Queen's Hotel, Cardiff, on Wednesday evening for the purpose of selecting the team to represent Wales against Sootland at Edinburgh on February 7. It was decided to defer the choice of threequarters until next Monday evening, but the following forwards, half-backs, and full-back were chosen:— Back, J. Strand Jones; Half-backs, G. Ll. Lloyd and R. M. Owen; Forwards, A. Brioe, G. Boots, J. J. Hodges, D. Jones, A. F. Harding, W. Joeeph, W. T. Osborne, and W. Travera. FORWARD'S COMMENTS. There is scarcely room for comment on the selections made, except that they will meet with unanimous approval, and that no one anticipated that a single one of the chosen eleven would have been left out. Many people, however, will feel disposed to And fault with the piecemeal policy of picking the team in sections;- and will argue that it would have been most satisfactory and busineselike to deferthe entire selection until Monday evening. It would not be fair, perhaps, to question the committee's absolute faith in the word of Gwyn Nicholls that he is fit, and, genuine sportsman that he is, Nicholls will be the most pleased of all that he has been given the opportunity of giving ocular demonstra- tion ot hIS ntness. And not only does the postponement. affect Nicholls, but also Dan Rsos and T. \V. Pearson, neitLer of whom has played since the international match at Swan- sea, but both of whom will now have a chance of showing that they have recovered from their injuries in that match. Dan Rees will not play against Cornwall at Swansea to-day, but he has promised to turn out against Lei- cester at St. Helen's on Saturday. Newport play at Gloucester, so that the members of the selection committee will have to scatter themselves over Cardiff, Gloucester, and Swan- sea. Strand Jones has also kept out of the field since he played against England, but there is no doubt at all as to his fitness, and he will turn out in the Llanelly jersey at Mountain Ash on Saturday. What we hope for now is that none of the probable international three-quarters will be injured in Saturday's matchee. I met Gabe laat evening, and be looked as fit as the pro- verbial fiddle. Speaking of Orr, who will play against him at right centre for Scotland, Gabe said he had played against him before in a college match, and also in the county cham- pionship game between Middlesex and Kent. In this latter match Gabe scored two tries against the Scottish CCJJt, who is a big man, but slow in getting off 'the mark. Provided that Nicholls' shoulder will give him no fur- ther trouble, there is no doubt as to Jrfs selec- tion, and if Pearson is found to be all right he I is also fairly certain of his place. Gabe's partner on the left wing is doubtful, but he will be either Trew or Arnold, and so far as I can judge the odds are slightly in favour of I the Swansea man. YESTERDAY'S MATCHES. I RUGBY. I Oxford University, 11 points; Canadians, 31 points. ASSOCIATION. I Surrey, 4 goals; Dorset, z goats. j SWAN&EA V. LEICESTER. I Swansea wilt be represented by the follow- ing players against Leicester at Swansea on SaturdayBack, Peter Lockman; three- quarter backs, Dan Rees, G. Davies, F. Jowett. and W. Trew; half backs, R. M. Owen and R. Jones; forwards, W. Joseph, F. Serine, W. Parker, W. Oole. D. Davies, D. Thomas, A. Smith, and Syd. Bevan. Bancroft was injured in the Neath match, and will not be able to play.
ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL. BLAENGWAWR FIELD, ABERAMAN. BANGOR v. I ABERAMAN. NEXT SATURDAY, January 31st. Kick-off 3.30 p.m. Referee: Mr. Nunnerley (Wrexham). ell003
ALLEGED PEHJURY AT LLANELLY I —— t At the Llanelly Police-court on Wednelday Richard Brazelle was charged with commit- ting perjury in connection with a recent poaching charge in which he was the defen- dant. It was admitted that he had lied in giving evidence in his own behalf, but Mr. Ludford, his advocate, argued that simply telling a, lie was not perjury, and that it jrust be proved that the misrepresentation wai pertinent to the issue.—Defendant was told that he had had a narrow escape, and diacha.red..
[ PAWNBROKERS ACT. I REMARKABLE CASE AT CARDIFF I POLICE-COURT. Before the stipendiary (Mr. T. W. Lewis), at Cardiff Police-court on Wednesday, Emmanuel Green, pawnbroker, Cowbridge-road, Canton, was summoned by John Morgan, labourer. Radnor-road, that he on the 12th inst., being a pawnbroker, unlawfully, in respect of a loan of a certain pledge-to wit. a watch—pawned for 5s., took a charge other than that speci- fled in the schedule to the Pawnbrokers' Act, 1872. to wit, a charge of lid., for the pawn- ticket. Prosecutor said he pledged the watch for 5s., and the young lady in the shop gave him 4s. 10d. He said. "Yon have charged too much. I shall summons you." Defendant's son explained that hiS sister had made a mistake. Prosecutor intimated that he did not with; to press the charge. Asked why, he said he might have made a mistake himself. Have you received anything for this?—Yes; my expenses. What else?-Must lsay? The Stipendiary (sternly): Yea, yotimuat. Prosecutor: £ 4, sir. How much of it have you got now?-—None, sir. The Stipendiary: I am strongly disposed to order that you should be prosecuted. You take criminal proceedings against these people, and then accept a reward not to con- tinue these proceedings. Go away; go a-way.
AIERTRY R BANKRLTPTCY-CQURT. if WEDNESDAY.—(Before Mr. Registrar Lewis.) Re Ellen Na.sh.-This debtor, who had, carried on business in the Merthyr Market. as a dealer in second-hand clothes, and who: had been examined at length on a previous occasion, was put a few further questions by: Mr. W. L. Daniel, the official receiver, and Mr.; F. P. Charles, who appeared for the principal! creditor, and the examination, was then declared closed. Re Dennis Collins.—This debtor, who had worked as a colliery repairer, and who hadj carried on a small grocery business, conducted: by his wife, in Trevethick-street, Merthyr, was! questioned upon the accounts lie hädfiled. since' he was last beforejithe court, and the! learned Registrar declared the examination closed. Re Reynold Jones.—The debtor.. a Dowlais collier, who was represented by Mr. W. W. Meredith, returned his liabilities at zE79, with assets nil.—The examination was declared closed. Re John Wilkins.—Mr. J. F. Thomae appeared on behalf of this debtor, who- had traded as a general dealer at Bargoed, his liabilities being R136 10s., and his assets £23 10s. 9d.—The examination was adjourned to the 25th of February. Re William Horton.-The debtor in this case, for whom Mr. D. W. Jones appeared, had carried on business as a greengrocer jit Merthyr. His liabilities were given as 9329 12s. 7d.. and his assets as zE29 8s. ad.-The examination was declared closed.
BATH AND WEST SOCIETY. I 1104 Show to be held at I Swansea. At a council meeting of the Bath and West and Southern Counties Society, held at Bristol, the Marquess of Bath, as chairman of the special committee, reported the receipt of a communication from the Town Conncil 01 Swansea inviting the society to hold its annual meeting in 1904 in that town. The Marquess, in moving the adoption of the report, alluded to the great success which had attended the last meeting of the society at Swansea, in 1892, and the cordiality with which the society had been received on that occa- sion. As the committee believed that that experience would be repeated in 1904, they had no hesitation in accepting the invitation, sub- ject to the society's usual requirements with respect to a site, Ac., being complied with. The adoption of the report was seconded by Captain Best, and unanimously agreed to.
MERTHYR TOWN CLOCK I At a meeting of the public works committee of the Merthyr District Council on Wednesday, Mr. V. A. Wills presiding, the tender of the Merthyr Gas Company for lighting the new' town clock at tlO 10s. per annum, and X5 for fixtures, was accepted. The other tender was from the Merthyr Electric Traction Company, the price of fittings being given 8fJ X26 7s. 6d., and the cost of light at a. charge not exceeding L10 10s. per annum- (
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THE LICENSING ACT. I FOUR WOMEN "BLACK LISTED." The distinction of being the second to be placed on the "black list" -at Newport has again fallen to a woman. The habitual is Catherine Nuttall, a married woman, who hails from Aberdare, bat who has been roam- ing about Newport for tlie last fifteen months, Nuttall was charged at Xewport Police-court on Wednesday with being drunk in Commer- cial-street on Monday night.—Police-constable Browning, who proved the case, said the woman was helplessly drunk, and fell four or five times on the pavement.—Superintendent Brooks proved five convictions for drunken- ness against the defendant within the last twelvemonths.—The Bench: You are liable to a. fine of 40a.-Deferidant: Please give me another chance, and I shall never come here again.Tlie Bench imposed a fine of 10s. and costs, or seven days' imprisonment, and ordered tlie police to put the woman on the "black list." At their sitting on Wednesday the Pontypridd magistrates included three of Pontypridd's habitual drunkards on the j black list." The first to be dealt with was a married woman, named Mary Collins, who had paid fourteen visits to the court last year on charges of drunken- ness. At Wednesday's hearing evidence was given to the effect that she was found in Mill-street on Tuesday in a helplessly drunken condition. She had a crowd around her and was using filthy lauguage.-For this offence prisoner was sent to hard labour for a fort- nigh t.-Inapector Salter proved the previous convictions, and her name was ordered to be put on the black list." When told that she would not be able to obtain drink any- where for three years, Mrs. ColUns said she was very glad of this." In the case in which Maria Jones, a Pontypridd young woman, was charged with a similar offence, it was alleged that defendant was quarrelling with a man.— Police-constable "Hamilton said she was very drunk.—Defendant: I was not drunk. Only yesterday I came out of gaol, and I didn't have time to get drunk.—After the officer had completed his evidence Maria told the magis- trates it was a good job the police could not hang her, or else they would soon do it.— "Hang you?" observed the Stipendiary, "we want to keep you from the drink if we can. You will go to prison for fourteen days and be put on the black list.' Maria: Thank God for that. It is the best thing ever done to me. (Laughter.) Sarah Ann Aubrey, a Pontypridd woman, who was charged by Police-sergeant Jones with drunken and disorderly conduct on Tues- day. said that the police were dead against her." A long list of previous convictions was proved against her, and she was fined FI. and her name ordered to be put on the black liat." ABERAYON TOX. I The magistrates of Aberavon at a recent meeting instructed Superintendent Davies and Inspector M Donald to prepare a list of the licensed houses in the borough of Aberavon, and showing how many did not possess more than three rooms on the ground floor. As a result of this report notices of objection to th,? licences of 22 houses have been made. The pre?-m number of licensed houses at Aber avon is 47. viz., seventeen beerhouses, ZA double-licensed houses, and six off-licences, about one house for every 178 persons in the borough, the present number of persons being estimated as 8,300. In a street called Water- street there are no fewer than twelve licensed houses, and out of these five adjoin each other. The licensing meeting is fixod for Thursday. February 5. when a new licence for an hotel to be erected on Jubilee-road, Aber- avon. is to be applied for by Messrs. Truman, Hanbury, and Co. This application is U t opposed. REDUCTION OF LICENSES. I ACTION IN PONTYPOOL DISTRICT. I The Pontypool magistrates are up and doing in regard to the new Licensing Act, and have recently posted circulars to aJl the publicans in their petty-sessional division, in which they emphatically declare that the number of licensed premises in their area is in excess of the requirements of the public." They go on to say that "before proceeding to take upon themselves the decision of what houses or licences are not required, the justices desire to give the owners. lessees, and occupiers an opportunity of taking such steps as may obviate further action on the part of the jus- tices in dealing with the matter." During this week the magistrates are making a careful inspection, of all public-houses in their dis- trict, which includes Pontypool, Abersychan, Garndiffaith, Pontnewynydd, and Llanhilletli. PONTYPOOL SESSIONS. The annual licensing meeting of the Ponty- pool Petty-sessional Division has been fixed for Saturday. February 7. TRANSFER OF A NEWPORT BEER- ?14 E W P O P,, T BEBR- I HOUSE LICENCE. Then? was n. alight hitch at New- port Police-court on Welaeaday, as John Chaniion, the outgoing tenant of the King William Beerhouse, Llanarth- street, refused to acquiesce to the transfer of the licence to Mrs. Delia Barrett.—Mrs. Chunnon said that, although the licence was in her husband's name. the business was her own. Fl] bandit the hou6e with the money leoft her by her nrst husband.—The Clerk: But how do you account for the licence being in your husband's name?—Witness: The magis- trates at the time would not grant the licence in my name, because my husband was alive.- After a long argument between the clerk and Mr. Lyndon Moore as to the requirements of the new Act, the Bench eventually granted the transfer, there being no objection on the part of the police.
WRECK OF THE GRAFFOE. SURVIVORS AT ST. DAVID'S DOING WELL. The survivors of the Graffoe rescued by the St. David's lifeboat are doing well, and are well cared for by Mr. William Arnold. Lloyd's sub-agent. Food, clothes, comfortable lodgings, and every necessary are provided, which the crew gratefully acknowledge, they having lost everything. Alfred Maycock, reported as dead, is amongst the six survivors. and is doing well. Raphael Anderson is also getting on well. Manley, reported as having arrived at Cardiff, is the deceased man brought off by the St David's boat, and the body lies in the cathedral awaiting an inquest. Depositions were taken on Wednesday by the divisional officer, the chief mate, John Jones, John Edwards. Richard Jones (second engi- neer). Arthur Maycock (steward), and Charles Wheaton giving evidence, Raphael Anders?? being not well enough to give evidence. There was much surprise at the wreck not being observed on Monday, as the weather was clear, but rough. The crew were able to see every- one moving on the mainland. Raphael Anderson was four hours re-gaining conscious- ness. The inhabitants are doing all that is possible for the crew.
THE EDUCATION ACT, I OFFER TO THE NATIONAL MCIETY. I I In consideration of the increased work and expenditure falling upon the National Society a3 a consequence of the new Education Act, an offer has been made of £ 50 on condition- that four others give the same." The kind benefactor continues: "And I will guarantee the same sum for five years if four others will do the same. In either case, my offer is from now to next Lady Day." Caito-i Browning will be glad to receive promises at the National Society's offices, The Sanctuary, Westminster, London, S.W.
LOCAL LAW CASE. I THE ACTION AGAINST WHARFOWNERS AT NEATH. In the Admiralty Division of the High Court Mr. Justice Bucknill, sitting with Trinity Masters, on Wednesday resumed the hearing of the action in which LI,0,226 was claimed for damages alleged to have been incurred by the steamship Ville de St. Nazaire while she was discharging a cargo of iron ore at the Briton Ferry Company's wharf. Judgment was reserved. t
THE LOSS OF A CARDIFF-LADEN SHIP. At Liverpool evidence was taken in the Board of Trade inquiry into the loss of the Margaret Mitchell, two days after leaving Cardiff for Maranham, in November last. The carpenter, a Dane, deposed to frequent pumping being necessary, even before leaving port, whilst a coloured able seaman asserted that the pumps had to be kept continuously going even in dock, and that at sea they could not keep the "iiater under. Two men walked off the ship half an honr before she sailed. The inquiry was adjourned.
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CONSERVATISM IN SOUTH MONMOUTHSHIRE, ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSO- CIATION. VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN COLONEL MORGAN, M.P. The annual meeting of the South Mon- mouthshire Conservative Association was held on Wednesday afternoon at the King's Head Hotel, Newport, under the presidency of the retiring chairman, the Hon. J. M. Rolls. There was a large attendance of members and officials of the association, including Lord Tredegar, Colonel the Hon. F. C. Morgan, M.P., Sir Henry Mather Jackson, and Sir Arthur Mackworth. Mr. L. Foster Stedman, the secretary and agent, preeented the annual report of the executive committee, which testified to the satisfactory work done in connection witA the organisation of the party and the registration of voters. The committee were taking from time to time carefully into consideration the various political efforts of th r opponents, and might be relied upon to counteract them when the proper time arrived. The registra- tion was keenly contested last year. and resulted in a net gain for the Conservatives of 180 votes. The Chairman, in moving the adoption of the report, remarked that he was sure that every member of the association would be glad to see their good friend the member for the division present again with them-(hear, hear)—especially after such a long and ardu- ous session. Although a great many important events had taken place during the year, the Government was stronger now than ever. The strongest Government, however, would have to come to an end at some time, and there would. no doubt^be the inevitable swing of the pendulum at w-,rve time or other. If an emergency arose, he was sure Colonel Morgan would got the united support of the whole of the Unionists in the constituency. (Hear, lIea r.j Mr. E. Southwood Jones seconded the adop- tion of the report. Mr. L. H. Hornby sup- ported, and assured the Unionists of South Monmouth of any help which their friends in the boroughs could give. ilr. II. L. P. Lowe having reported the pro- ceedings of the National Union of Conserva- tive Associations, Mr. S. L. Baker proposed the re-election of Lord Tredegar as president of the association. This was seconded by Mr. John Green, and unanimously agreed to. Lord Tredegar in reply thanked the meet- ing for his re-election. It was a pleasure to know that, though he had now been presi- dent of the association for some years, they had during the whole of those years had a Conservative member for the division. He hoped that that position of affairs would not change. (Hear, hear.) On the motion of Mr. C. D. Phillips, seconded by Mr. W. J. Lloyd, the vice-prcsi- dents appointed were Lord Llangattock, Lord Raglan, and Sir Joseph Lawrence, M.P. Colonel Mansel proposed, and Mr. J. Jeffreys (Raglani seconded, the appointment of Sir Arthur Mackworth as chairman for the ensu- ing year, which was agreed to. Sir Arthur Mackworth assured the meeting in response that he would do all he could to further the interests of the party in the con- stituency. The yce-chairmen appointed were Messrs. Seth P illii)s, A. G. S. Baillie, John Price, and John Darley. The other officials having been re-elected. the new chairman (Sir A. Mackworth) pro- posed a vote of thanks to and confidence in Colonel the Hon. F. C. Morgan, the member for the constituency. Mr. F. J. Mitchell seconded, and Sir H. Mather Jackson, Bart., supported The motion was carried with great enthu- siasm. Colonel the Hon. F. C. Morgan. M.P.. who was received with great cordiality, made, under apparent emotion, a personal statement of some importance in response to the vote. He sa.id there were doubtless people in that room who rather complained of his dilatory action during the last eighteen months. He apologised to them. He also knew that there was a section of his constituents who consi- dered he had not done his duty because he had not mixed up so much amongst them as he used to do, and because he did not follow a political opponent through the constituency. He told them frankly that he did not think it was his duty or part of his duty to follow Colonel Herbert on an electioneering cam- paign. (Hear, hear.) If after representing his constituency for over a quarter of a century he was obliged to hold political meetings in different parts of the constituency because an opponent had appeared at a time when an election was not in immediate prospect, he was afraid that a member of Parliament's duties would not only become irksome but difficult of fulfilment. He thought that those people who accused him of neglecting his con- stituency did not realise what sufferings he mid gone tnrougfi during the last fifteen months or so. He did not wish to be regarded as a martyr, but he still less wished to be put down as a "sham." who was afraid to meet his opponent in any part of the consti- tuency. It was painful for him to mention this matter, but he should not have done so had tho charge not been brought against him that he was neglecting his constituency, either from ill-will or laziness. God knew it was not that. If the charge was true he was not worthy of that kind resolution. (Cries of No.") Well, there it was. He had suffered, and was at present suffering, and nobody knew the feeble state he had been in for so many months past. Under these circumstances, he asked them to make allowance for his shortcomings, which were not due to apathy. Colonel Morgan then referred to political matters, and said that they had no reason to complain of the actions of the present Government. (Applause.) Lord Tredegar proposed a vote of thanks to the offioials and committees of the association for their work in the past year. He was sure that the officers would rather rejoice that they had an opposing candidate in the field to fight. He (the speaker) personally was in- clined to give Colonel Ivor Herbert credit for the courage of his race in daring to oppose Colonel Morgan. They might have heard the answer that the little boy gave when he was asked, in a scripture examination, what was his duty towards his neighbour. He said, My duty towards my neighbour is to keep my eye upon him." (Laughter.) Well, it was the duty of the officers and committee to keep their eyes upon Colonel Ivor Herbert. Colonel Morgan, M.P., seconded, and the motion was agreed to. Mr. Lionel Forestier-Walker proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman, which, having been seconded by Mr. C. D. Phillips, was be-artily agreed to. A hearty vote of thanks was also accorded to the agent, Mr. Foster Stedman, on the motion of Mr. T. Parry, seconded by Mr. J. H. Taylor, both of whom eulogised very highly the work which Mr. Stedman had done for the association.
FREE LABOUR MEETING AT I CARDIFF. A meeting of members of the National Free Labour Association employed on the Taff Vale Railway was held on Wednesday night at the Free Labour Hall, 1, Mill-lane, Cardiff, Mr. W. Collison, the general secretary of the association, from London, presiding. Mr. Collison said that the very satisfactory result of the action brought by the Taff Vale Rail- way Company against the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants. in which the company won OIl all points. was. naturally, a special cause for gratification to the executive council of the National Free Labour Associa^ tion, inasmuch as the men employed to take up the work on the Taff Vale system relin- quished by the strikers were supplied by the association. The Free Labour men thus sup- plied signed contracts to work during the strike, and as some 28 of these were persuaded by the pickets to-break their contracts the company were enabled to obtain a verdict and recover damages, thus emphasising the legal right of workmen to carry out unmo- lested and without interference such contracts as they might individually chose to enter into. He was glad to learn that such a large percentage of the Taff Vale employes were Free Labourers. (Applause.) Several men complained of the treatment received from stationmasters, who are in sympathy with the Union, the lack of accom- modation in the hill districts, boycotting, inability to obtain lodgings. &c.. and Mr. Collison promised that these matters should bt-, seen into at on-ce. Mr. J. Nation, the district secretary, stated that owing to the agitation for the employ- ment of Army Reservists he had done his best, and notified through the press that good, reliable Army men could be at once plaecd in employment through the association. He was sorry to report that out of 229 Army men seen and approved only 34 had accepted and retained their employment. He was still open to receive and consider applications from Army men or others with good character who were in need of constant employment.
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I TRADE AND SHIPPINGI I Local Charterings. I CARDIFF. I EXCHANGE, Wednesday. The position of the steam coal market was unaltered to-day, a quiet, inert feeling pervad- ing all departments. Judging, however, by the large quantity of tonnage taken up for prompt and early loading, the demand for both large and small coal will improve materially in the near future. House coals were well maintained, with an average inquiry, and there was noticeable a slightly better feeling in the coke and pitwood trades. Closing priem:-Best large steam coal 13s 9d to 14s, seconds 13s to 13s 6d, drys 13s to 138 6d; best steam small 7s 6d to 7s 9d. seconds 7s to 7s 3d, inferior, including drys, 6s 6d to 6s 9d; best Monmouthshire large 12s 6d to 128 9d, seconds 12a to 128 6d; best house coal 1611 6d to 17s. seconds 13a 6d to 14s; No. 3 Rhondda large 14s to 148 3d, brush lis 9d to 128 3d, small 9a to 9s 3d; No. 2 Rhondda la-rge 118 6d to 113 9d, through and through 9.3 6d to 10s, snjall 78 to 7s 6d; patent fuel 14a 9d to 15a (including tax); special foundry coke 22a 6d to 23s, foundry 18a to 19s, furnace 15s to 17s; pitwood 17s 9d to 18s ex ship; iron ore—Rubio 14a 6d to 14s 9d. Tafna 158 3d to 16s, Almeria 14s 9d, c.i.f. Cardiff or Newport. The following comprise to-day's fixtures: — OUTWARD—STEAMERS. Cardiff to Genoa, Savona. or Spezzia, 6s 6d (Wimborne), 5,000 tons Genoa, 6s 6d (Caledonie), 3,660 tons .» Genoa, 6s 7d (Trelawney) Barcelona, 7s Lavernock), 3.400 tons Copenhagen. 4s 6d (Rumina) >. Naples, option Torre Annunziata, 6s 4id, 800 delivery (Heemskerch), 3,200 tons », Port Said, 6s 6d (Poldhu) Port Said, 6s 6d, 4,000 tons Port Said, 6a 6d (James Westoll), 3,000 tons Port Said, 6s 6d (George Allen) „ Las Palmas, ontion Teneriffe, 6s 6d (Euterpe). 1.850 tons „ Havre. 3s lOJd iGreenhill), 2.900 tons Salonica, 6s 3d (Penwitb). 2,300 tons, » prompt Marseilles, 7f 75c (Soborg) Marseilles. 7f 50c (Polly) Marseilles, 7f 50c (Windsor) Marseilles. 7f 75c (Saltwick) „ Cette, 8f 25c. 400 delivery (Dnnsley), 2,600 tons Tunis, 8f 50c (Britzig) Hong Kong, 148 6d, 4,500 tons Lisbon, 4s, 1.800 tons Boston, 7s 6d (Baron Drummond) La Rochelle. 4f 37Jc (Ingoldsby) Rouen, 5a 6d (Electra), 000-tons FOREIGN FIXTURES. I LOXDON, Wednesday. Black P~ aa (Jllie. India and River Plaie steady. Ore inactive. Fixture?:— Xewhy, steamer, 3,190 torn, February 8—20, 9s 6d new cuarter. A Marietta. s Ralli, steamer, 3,400 ???' ?tendje to Antwerp. 8s 3d. Trevilley, steamer, 4.800 tons, February 15, XovorossiSK to Bremen, 7s 9d. Lavinia We?to)!. sta?mf, 4,300 tons. February 5—15 f:rd8Kne to London, Hull, Antwerp, cr ￼ ￼ °?' ? ? ?'°- Ss 6d three losing port, 1,000 tons oats 2s extra. Steamer 3.000 tons, 10 per cent.. prompt, San Lorenzo, 18s 6d new charter, no reduction direi'i. Steamer, 3.000 tons. February 10—March 10, Bahia Blauca, 18s open charter, 6d ]e3 direct | MOVEMENTS OF LOCAL STEAMERS Curran arrired St. Xaaaire 27th Gransha left St. Main for Xewport 28th. Thor arrived Huelva 2Ki. Dolcoath arrived Lisbon Z7th. Collivand arrived Newport 26th. Fomaron arrived Bilbao 2Bth. Uangibby arrived Rosario 26th. Dawliah passed Beachy neftd for Bergen 27th. f-hiverstone arrived Boston 2$th. Coraniaa left Palermo for Valencia 27th. SOUTH WALES TIDE TABLE. 5 « VIS a s s J! ? s f fe K S b jS g 'I' ,& Z _jLJLLL Thura- » JSiorii' lg 6 4a j 6 44 6 44 7 49 7 R1 Ly2. 9 ) Height 132 8 71 8 U 81 hn.lHt M 8 M 1 32 5 33 6 33 1 ?n < A! ornTg-T 7 21 [ 7~18 7l? I 8 23 8 24 r day, Eyenmg 7 39 735 1 7 33 1 8:?3 1 8 .34 ?m. 30? Height I 33 1. 1 ?O 9 ? 33 1 ) 24 5 23 10 "??' ( ^orni'g- 7 55 V 5J I' 7 51 8 55 8 56 T??\. 7 ElTemn" 83i3t 1 86 8 71 9 -11-5 9 856 day, 31 j l He]?h? 33 3 30 11 33 4 34 10 24 2 Jnn- Hl-3.g h', 1 33 4 34 0 ?74 2 or"u z?7 tun- j.orrii'ff 8 ?7 ￼ 8 21 8 23 9 25 <T^ day Even1 ag 8 1 8 37 8 40 9 36 9 37 Feb.! ? eisht J?33? _M 9 1 33 2 1 39 4 36 7 33 9 3171 Mon- t Atomic 9 2 I 854 8 58 956Tlf57 d,t?, ?°? ?SO 9 11 1916 10 8 1 10 9 Fcb: 2 ? Height 1 ?2 9 3p 2 ? 32 6 33 10 33 2 *Z Doet Bin. ?texandm Doct. tRoeth BMiM?
COWBRIDGE AND COUNTY FAR- MEES' CLUB. The annual meeting of the Cowbridge and County Farmers' Club was held at the Bear Hotel, Cowbridge, on Tuesday afternoon, Alderman L. Jenkins (vice-president) in the chair. The report and balance-sheet for the past year were road and adopted.—Mr. Roes Thomas proposed, and Alderman John seconded, the appointment of Mr. Iltyd Nicholl, of Llantwit Major, as president for the year. Councillor J. Williams (mayor of Cowbridge) and Mr. R. L. Bassett, of Water- hall. were elected vice-presidents. The fol- lowing gentlemen were elected on the com- mittee in pla-ce of the retiring nxSmbera: Alderman John, Messrs. J. C. Thomas, T. Jones (Newton), and R. T. Board. The secre- t.ary and treasurer were re-elected. Mr. Robert Thomas, J. Williams (Pitcot), D. Gwyn (Bridgend), Iltyd Nicholl. J. Williamf! (mayor of Cowbridge), Councillor W. L. Jenkins, G. E. Warne, and E. Bramley were elected mem- bers of the club.
ABERDARE FREE CHURCH COUNCIL. A special meeting of the executive of the Aberdare Free Church Council was held on Tuesday evening at Carmel Chapel, the Rev. J. Morgan Jones. B.A., being in the chair, for the purpose of discussing the procedure to be adopted in connection with both the Edu. cation and Licensing Acts.-It was resolved that the chairman should attend the meeting to be addressed next Friday evening by Mr. D. A. Thomas, M.P., at the Aberdare Liberal Club, with a view to conveying to that gather- ing the executive's opinion that the Aberdare District Council should be petitioned to frame their education scheme on the lines laid down at the conference held at Cardiff. With regard to the Licensing Act, the executive passed a resolution to the effect that they hailed with satisfaction the expression of the licensing magistrates as to the number of public-houses in Miskin Higher being exorbitant; while they manifested their appreciation of the efforts of the local bench of magistrates and of the police authorities to control the licens- ing trade.
THE MURDER OF A POLICE- I CONSTABLE. One of the three gipsies wanted for the murder of Police-constable Price, of Burton, was on Wednesday captured by Police-sergeant Dickson, at Egginton, only three miles away from the scene of the murder. He waa alone, and was quickly overpowered. Prisoner is the youngest of the gang, being only nineteen years old. A later telegram states that the two remain- ing gipsies, John and William Sheriff, were subsequently captured.
CAB ACCIDENT AT CARDIFF. I Mr. Dan Radcliffe, his wife, and a friend, Mr. Thorne, were driving from the Great Western Railway Station to Cathedral-road on Wednesday night in a cab belonging to Mr. Charles Rees, Roath, when on turning the comer into Clare-road the horse shied and the cab came into collision with an electric light standard. The cab was wrecked, the cabman, Percy Martin, of 65, Diamond-street, was thrown several yards, and the occupants were thrown out. Police-constable Hooper and Police-sergeant Wootton rendered first aid. The fares" were not badly hurt, but the cabman was very severely shaken.