FOR WOMEN FOLK s — 7. Homely Hints & Dainty Dishes. WITH PARS. INTERESTING TO THE MERE MAN. Don't kiss pet dogs or cats. They may be lovable, but tor sanitary reasons one should aever kisa anlmais. Curtain rods that are very shabby can be freshened by painting with a coat of enamel of whatever oolour is the predominating note in the room. Smart little sac coats in black or fawn are Useful for spring wear, particularly those of an ornamental type, which are handy to slip on over a dark gown. A sac coat with fall, large sleeves and fancy cuffs and collar can be made from two and a quarter yards of fifty-two-inch cloth, or a sac to waist only from two yards. If you are inclined to be self-conscious, and blush on every occasion, try not to think of yourself at all, and remember that probably you are a very unimportant person to every- body but yourself. Blushing is caused by thinking too much about oneself. It is a mistake to spoil sick children, and tt really does not in the least degree add to their happiness. Teach them with patience und gentleness to bear the pain and sickness w-it. Children eoon learn, and are wonder- fully good if firmly but kindly treated in ill- ness. A sick child must never be threatened or frightened, no matter how tiresome it may te. Battling With Wrinkles The prevention of wrinkles is the idee fixe of most women nowadays. A famous specialist says the only sure prevention of crow's feet and double chins is never to laugh. A poor young friend has already begun the new treatment, but suffers agonies in the process of suppressing her hilarity. Not a muscle of her- face moves—even when the table has been set in a roar-but she gives out a quaint sound something like a mild, hoarse bark. Personally, I prefer to laugh, and risk the wrinkles.—" Ladies' Field." Cod a la Carmelite Melt two ounces of butter in a stewpan, when hot, fry some slices of cod; and whdn these are a golden colour take them up, aiid in the same butter cook an onion cut in rings. Take this out also when browned. Make a roux by adding an ounce of flour to the butter and stirring it for a minute or two over the fire; add two tomatoes cut in quarters, or the quarter of a tin of tomatoes with some of the juice that accompanies them, return the fish and onion to the pan, season with salt and pepper, and stew for twenty minutes, and serve hot. Fish Pudding I Ingredients: One pound of raw fish, three I ounces of suet, three ounces of breadcrumbs, two teaspoonfuls of chopped parsley, salt and pepper, two eggs, half a pint of milk. Remove the skin and all bone from the fish, chop the suet very finely with the breadcrumbs. Pound the fish well in a mortar, then mix it well with the suet, breadcrumbs, parsley, one tea- spoonful of chopped onion, and salt and pepper to taste. Beat up the eggs with the milk and add to the other ingredients. Put the mixture into a thickly greased basin. covered with a piece of greased paper, and Bteam for one hour. Turn it out and serve with egg sauce poured over. Normandy Salad I Drain the oil from some sardines, remove the skin and bones, and divide them into small pieces. Cut or break some crisp lettuce, nrst seeing that it is free from grit, mix it with mustard and creB Turn the whole into a salad basin, add a spoonful of chopped capers. Beat up tite yolk of an egg, season with salt, pepper, a little mustard and cayenne if liked very spicy. Pour three table- spoonfuls of oil very gradually to the egg, Stirring all the time with a wooden spoon; flavour with the juice of two lemons. Toss the salad and sardines in this dressing, garnish, with slices of lemon. The Art of Bed-Making I (Continued from Saturday.) I Tuck up all sheets and blankets before put- ting on the counterpane; the eiderdown quilt, M one is used, should be placed, folded double, i at the foot of the bed. In these days of hygiene, when the presence of germs and microbes is a. matter of daily dread, there should be no bed hangings, but should side curtains be deemed necessary, it will be found that they are usually folded over the pillows, the two bottom ends meet- ing in the centre, during the day, banging down at the side, and drawn at night so as to keep the draught off the sleeper. A smart nightgown-case should be added as a finish to the ma-ee bed. The four great things essential to comfort in bed are cleanliness, neatness, lightness, and well-aired bedclothes. For the sake of cleanliness, change your sheets at least once a fortnight, even during the winter months. The blankets should be allowed to lie all day in the air and sunshine at least twice a year, and once or twice during the winter brought down to air before the kitchen fire, especially in damp weather. No accumulation of dust should ever be allowed to rest on the bed- etead itself. A damp cloth—damp, not wet- should be used to cleaa the iron crossbars of the bed. Get into the habit of doing things just as they ought to be done. Remember that we are supposed to spend one-third of our life in bed. Comfort and cleanliness are, after all, two of the essentials in life which make it worth the living.The Lady."
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Passing Pleasantries. I ENTITLED TO CLEMENCY. I The prisoner had been found guilty of having six wives. "George Washington Hockafus," said the judge, "whaut have you to say why sentence of the court should not be pronounced upon Y(,U?" "Your Honour," responded the prisoner, his pale cheek flushing with indignation, "is that the reward a. man gits in this country for havin' a large family?" HIS SPECIALTY. I "Doctor," said the prospective widow, "what do you reckon is the matter with him?" "I declare I don't know," said the phy- sician; "his trouble,, whatever it is, don't stem to be in my line. There ain't but one hope for him." "An' what's that?" "Fits." "Fits?" "Yes, ma'am. Fits is my specialty. Ef he'll Just whirl in an' have a good, first-class fit I'll cure him Jn ten minutes."
Food and Cooking Exhibition, Albert-hall, London, 4pril 21st. 1903.-Another success. Highest Honour, icrid Medal for Pastry; Silver Medal for Cakes in Open 3«Bipet.itioa to all England to Messrs. Stevens, Confec- •jmm*, Cardiff. I ell272
BRITISH BRAVERY. Colonel Plunkett's Last Stand. DERVISHES' WILD CRIES OF I DEFIANCE. A Galadi telegram of April 21 says:—After supporting Captain Olivey, Colonel Plunkett pushed forward with the intention of rapidly reconnoitring the country immediately ahead. Soon it was impossible to effect a retreat, and a, fight was inevitable. The main body of the Mullah's army had evidently come up as soon as news reached it of the where- abouts of the small British party. Horsemen were seen .galloping to and fro with furious gestures, and spearmen came darting towards Plunkett, shouting cries of defiance and filling the air with the tumult and din of approach- ing battle. With extraordinary coolness, the result of Plunkett's own indomitable courage and iron nerve, the column executed the movements ordered by the commander. The scene of the last stand was an open space. The gradual retirement of the British force had excited the enemy, who had kept up a brisk fire all the time. Just as this open I spot had been reached a large body of the Mullah's horde was seen advancing. All further retreat was cut off, and the force was completely hemmed in. Battle-cries resounded from a thousand throats, as, in obedience to a concentrated movement, the enemy's horse- men swept down upon three sides of the square. Spearmen and dismounted riflemen attacked the rear, while the flanks and front were completely engulfed in a surge of charg- ing horsemen, who, with cries of "Allah, Allah," rushed upon the devoted soldiers. Every man was soon engaged in a fierce struggle. The horsemen fired from the backs oi their ponies, while the front ranks of the square lunged and stabbed with their bayonets, after emptying their rifles into the dense press. Dying and dead dropped in great numbers on the very edge of the square, but the enemy eagerly pressed forward, struggling for the foremost position, and a comrade was always ready to leap into the place of a fallen man. Every Dervish of the attacking parties seemed to be armed with a rifle and to carry in addition a sheaf of spears. The horsemen whirled round and round the square until the impact with the British force itself stopped their furious rush. Time and again the heads of their horses were dashed upon the very muzzles of the British rifles; time and again the Mullah's cavalry precipitated themselves into the square itself. In the background were hundreds of women, with their shrill outcries inciting the spearmen to fresh efforts. Every onslaught told, the sheer press of num- bers allowing the charges to be renewed again and again. Meanwhile the British had fought with an obstinate and grim deter- mination. There was no one in their case to take the place of the killed and wounded, and the fall of each man weakened the defence. A dead set was made against the officers, who as they fell urged their men to stand. Plunkett himself was one of the first to be hit, and he also received a spear thrust, put he kept on to the last. There was no lull to afford a momentary relief to the defenders. The rattle of musketry was never ceasing. The Maxims at the corner of the square swept the ground, playing continuously upon the enemy. Scattered heaps of dead told how fatal had been their fire. But the ammuni- tion grew less and less. Unfortunately, the solid bullets of the British rifle failed utterly to stop the Dervish rushes. Many of them were hit, but not incapacitated, and their desperate valour carried them on. In no long time the further defence of the square became impossible. The time had arrived for a final effort. Just as the enemy had delivered a charge under a telling fire, the remnant of the gallant force, by orders of Colonel Plunkett, broke up the square and hurled themselves into the midst of the besetting foe. Finally the brave little band succeeded in cutting its way through. The scene of the fight was left behind, and the enemy were too busy to attack any more, for they were engaged in carrying off rifles and Maxims and all the ammunition that they could oollect.-Press Association Foreign Special. A Bohqtle telegram says:—The entire force is now looking forward to a settling day in the future, and it is hoped that the Govern- ment will not abandon further activity in Somaliland. The troops have endured their severe hardships with magnificent determina- tion. In the disaster to Plunkett's force 12,000 of the enemy were engaged, riflemen and horsemen being in about equal numbers. Plunkett's force was at most under 300.-Pre43a Association Foreign Special.
THE CANADIAN DISASTER. I OFFICIAL REPORT FROM THE DOMINION PREMIER. Lord Strathcona.. High Commissioner for I Canada, has received the following cablegram from Sir Wilfrid Laurier relative to the Frank disaster:—" Trouble at Frank caused by rock- lid; no explosion, but slide of largest dimensions. Cloud of dust taken for smoke. Whole east end of Turtle Mountain from month Frank Mine has slid into valley and blocked it entirely. A riverway is being cut to avoid flooding. Thirty miners in mine; thought to be alive. Party removing rock from mouth of mine. T'en houses destroyed. Loss of life not yet estimated, but first reports likely exaggerated."
IMPORTANT TRADE SCHEME BY BUTCHERS. Under the auspices of the Incorporated Car- diff and District Butchers' and Cattle Dealers' Association, a meeting will be held at Cardiff on Thursday, May 21. of delegates from the Newport, Swansea, Neath and Aberavon, Mid- Bhondda, and Barry Butchers' Associations. The object of the meeting is to arrange the details of a scheme whereby on and after certain date to be agreed upon no cattle above a certain value will be purchased either by public auction or private treaty by the members of the allied associations unless such cattle are warranted by the vendors free from tuberculosis.
CORN-TAX AGITATION. The Buckinghamshire Chamber of Agricul- ture on Saturday resolved to request the Central Chamber of Agriculture to arrange for a deputation to wait upon the Chancellor of the Exchequer to protest against the remis- sion of the corn duty. At a meeting of the Leicestershire' Chamber of Agriculture on Saturday the remission of the corn-tax came up for discussion on a com- munication from Mr. Chaplin. Lord Granby telegraphed: "I should wish the meeting to know my strong disappointment at the aboli- tion of the corn-tax, which abolition, if only on the ground that the tax enlarged the basis of taxation, seems to me to approach criminal idiocy." It was decided to call a meeting of agriculturists to protest against the abolition of the duty. The Worcestershire Chamber of Agriculture on Saturday adopted a resolution condemning the Government's action in repealing the corn duty. The suggestion is to be made to the Chan- cellor of the Exchequer from the Irich benches that millers who hold stocks of imported grain or the products thereof on July 1 on which duty has been paid by themselves or others shall be allowed a refund of the duty.
BRISTOL DOCKS: RECORD TONNAGE. The traffic at Bristol Docks during the finan- cial year just ended has again exceeded all previous records. The foreign tonnage reached the total of nearly one million tons, an in- crease of 40.000 tons upon the preceding year, and the coastwise traffic amounted to 698,000 tons, being 151,000 tons advance.
A SERIOUS FALL. I An accident which might easily have proved fatal recently befell Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards at her home in Hackford, Norfolk, under cir- cumstances so commonplace and yet,.Aistress- ing as to be of interest to most of otfr readers. The facts are as stated by Mrs. Edwards her- self Some time ago," she says, I began to lose strength. Everything was a burden to me. My appetite vanished, and whatever I ate caused flatulence and pain at the stomach. I grew weaker and weaker, until I could I hardly drag myself about. Hardly a day passed tha-t I was not racked with splitting headaches. Specks would form before my eyes, and I was so dizzy at times that I could not stand. Once I actually fell from top to bottom of the stairs. I was under medical j treatment for a year, and for sixteen weeks was confined to bed, but seemed to get worse rather than better. On the advice of my neigh- bours I tried Seigel's Syrup, and began to I pick up almost at once. My appetite and strength came back, and soon I was as well as ever. I shall never cease to recommend Seigel's Syrup, for I feel sure it saved my life." Lm9
AMENDED CARDIFF TENDER. I DISCUSSION BY THE BOARD OF GUARDIANS. AN IMPORTANT QUESTION OF PRINCIPLE RAISED. At the meeting of the Cardiff Guardians on Saturday, Mr. O. H. Jones in the chair, the board considered the report of a special meeting of the building committee, which stated that tenders for the alterations to buildings at Ely were received from: Lattey and Co. (Limited), zS3,777 16s. 8d.; George Burgess, £ 3,725; A. W. Cadwallader, £ 3,1C0; John Gibson, £ 2,944; Knox and Wells, £ 2,899; W. Thomas and Co., £ 2,873; James Allan and Sons, £ 2,707 6s.; Price Bros., 92,690; Charles Beames and Nephew, £ 2,620; E. Turner and Sons, £ 2.448; W. T. Morgan, £ 2,425; Blacker Bros., £ 2,357; W. Symonds and Co., £ 2,258 ls. 5d.; and C. C. Dunn, LZ,126 2s. 6d. A letter was read from Mr. C. C. Dunn stating that he found he had omitted to include in his tender the amount of the slating and plastering summary in one bill, and he asked the board to add the sum of E51 8s. lid. to the amount of his tender. It was resolved, by ten votes to five, that Mr. Dunn's amended tender of E2,177 lis. 5d. be admitted to com- petition. The chairman then withdrew from the chair, which was taken by the vice-chair- man. Having further considered the schedules of prices to be allowed for old materials and of charges for day work accompanying the two lowest tenders, the committee resolved to recommend the board to accept the tender d Mr. C. C. Dunn for alterations to buildings at Ely at zC2,177 lis. 5d. Alderman S. Mildon (chairman of the com- mittee) moved an amendment that Mr. Dunn's tender be accepted, and not the amended tender. He felt on Saturday week, when the tenders were opened by the chairman, and initialled by him, that so far as competition was concerned, the matter was then closed. As chairman of the .committee he would have refused any tender that had not the chair- man's signature, and accepted any tender that bore his initials. He understood that after the meeting the tenders were taken to the office of Mr. A. J. Harris, clerk to the guardians, and that the whole of the staff had access to them. He did not insinuate, but there was a possibility that the clerks might have seen the tenders. He was not Vure that Mr. Dunn was not in the office between Saturday and Tuesday. It was a matter of indifference to him (the speaker) whether Mr. Dunn was there or not, or whether the particulars were looked at. His contention was that once a tender had been opened, it was unreasonable to accept any amended tender, and he thought they ought to stand fast to that principle. He (Mr. Mildon) could secure any. con tract in a public body in Car- diff provided the principle of an amended con- tract was accepted. He did not say how it could be done, but it could be done, and he could do it. Mr. J. Enoch seconded. Mr. C. W. Melhuish moved that the amended tender be accepted. He said emphatically that if the bills of quantities had been correct and no omissions had been made, Mr. Dunn's mistake would not- have been made, and he thought the guardians were primarily respon- sible for that mistake. Mr. R. Sutherland seconded the last speaker's motion. Mr. C. F. Sanders expressed his intention to give notice of a resolution that tenders be submitted direct to the committee that had to deal with them. The Chairman had always been under the impression that once the tenders had been handed to the clerk their contents were kept secret. Mr. Sanders objected on principle to any tender being added to or amended. Mr. J. R. Llewellyn thought the board should consider the honesty of the thing rather than the principle. Mr. Dunn alleged that he bad made a mistake, and if he did make a mistake they ought to recognise it. Mr. T. Andrews supported Mr. Mildon. Any contractor who made a mistake ought to put up with the consequences of his mistake. It would be a false principle, and against the ratepayers' interests, to allow any man to alter his tender. Upon a division, Mr. Mildon's amendment was carried, 30 voting for and 21 against.
I 2,500 GLASGOW ENGINEERS I STRIKE. Notwithstanding the imperative order received in Glasgow from the execu- tive counoil of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers, to the effect that the men should resume* work immediately pending the result of the Carlisle conference between the masters and the executive council on Wednes- day next, the men decided on Saturday not to return to work unless the reduction notices are withdrawn. The number idle was 2,500. If the men resume work to-day (Mon- day) the conference at Carlisle will be held; if they do not the negotiations will probably be declared off. A telegram of Sunday says:—The executive have ordered the 400 Johnston engineers to resume work to-morrow, but whether they will comply is questionable.
SMALL-POX IN CARDIFF. I In consequence of the outbreak of small-pox the Cardiff Guardians continue to hold their meetings at the Town-hall instead of at the workhouse. At Saturday's meeting, Mr. O. H. Jones (chairman) presiding, instructions were given as to precautions against small-pox. Mr. F. J. Beavan said four new cases had occurred during the week, and he proposed that the precautions be extended for another week. The Rev. J. R. Buckley seconded the motion, which was carried.
CARDIFF CHESS CLUB. I As a wind-up of the winter season, the members I attended in large numbers on Saturday to play off the I inter-club match between teams selected from east and west of the TafT. The result was as follows:- WEST. EAST. G. H. Down 0- L. H. Jones 1- R. Allen 1-0 A. H. N. Beddaway. Q—1 A.C, F'orrest. 1-1 J. E. Knight. 0—0- H. Turner. 1—0 R. H. lieel 0—1 S. W. Culley. 1- H. Williams. 0— F. T. Gillett. 1- E. W. Bees. 0— E. B. Thomas 1-1 F. R. Grandfield. 0—0 R Podmore 0-1 G. Williams. 1—0 P Hood. 0-1 J. Sievewright. 1-<1 R. Spencer 0—0 R. E. Thomas 1-1 10 7 Afterwards a social evening was spent, Dr. Arthur (vice- president) occupying the chair. The Chairman pre- sented Mr. L. H. Jones with the club challenge cup (presented by Sir E. J. Reed, K.C.B., M.P., in 1886).
SATURDAY'S FOOTBALL. I FINAL MITCH FOR CARDIFF I LEAGUE. ST. TEILO'S V. CARDIFF VILLA. I The final match to decide the championship of the third division of the Cardiff League took place at Grange. As the league has pro- duced the keenest excitement from the start of the season, it was not surprising to see a 1 large crowd present. Prior to the match a single point separated St. Teilo's and St. James's. A win by St. Teilo's in this en- counter would place them undisputed cham- pions, but a defeat would hand the coveted medals over to St. James's. Cardiff Villa, although out of the running as far as league honours is concerned, determined to make their old rivals go all the way to win. Play was very biisk right from the beginning, and it was only the magnificent defence of their line by the St. Teilo's that prevented the Villas from scoring. The match ended in a dra.w. Filial score. G. T. M. I St. Teilo's 0 0 0 Cardiff Villa. 0 0 0 Luton Seniors, 1 goal, 2 tries; Mackintosh I Albions, Cardiff, 1 try. A SSfKTFATTOX FOOTT?AT.Ti I | BRIDGEND V. ELECTRIC SPARKS. A football match in aid of the local cottage hospital was played at Bridgend on Saturday between Bridgend and Electric Sparks. There was a large attendance, and a goodly sum was realised. Scores:—Bridgend, 2 goals; Electric Sparks, 1 goal.
PENTRE VOLUNTEER BAND. Under the auspices of the Pentre Volunteer Band, a. band contest and tug-of-war competi- tion took place on Saturday on the Griffin Field. Twenty bands entered for the march and selections, and an equal number of teams competed in the tug-of-war.. Tug-of-war: 1st round, Cilfynydd beat Tynybedw, Pentre beat Abergorki, Cwmdare beat Pentre II., and Cwmpark beat Tynybedw II; 2nd round, Cil- fynydd beat Abergorki II., Cwmdare beat Cwmpark, and Pentre beat Ton. Semi-final: Cilfynydd beat Cwmdare; Pentre, a bye. Final: Pentre beat Cilfynydd. Band Contest.—March (own selection): 1st, Cory's Workmen's, Pentre; 2nd, Vochriw. Selection, "Gems of Welsh Melody": 1st, Lewis' Merthyr; 2nd, Cory's Workmen; 3rd, Cwmpark; 4th, Penrhiw; 5th, Great Western. Mr. Bailey, the conductor of Cory's, won the silver cup for the beat sold.
INFIRMARY ld FUNDI Prizes Offered to Stamp Sellers. A WARNING TO "EVENING EXPRESS" COLLECTORS, A Century Model Planororre tcash price of which is JE25). given by Messrs. THOMPSON and SHACKELL (Limited), is offered to the collector for the "Evening Express" Penny Fund for Cardiff Infirmary who does beat in the first six months of 1903. This piano is on view at the Central Music Warehouse, 24. Queen-street, Cardiff. A three-guinea. Mandoline, with a term of free tuition on that instrument, is offered by Miss MILDRED WATERS, of Fernleigh, 105, Albany-road, Cardiff, to the collector for the "Evening Express" fund who does second best in the six months. A Gentleman's Holiday Suit, or a Lady's 008- tume, made to oraer, and of the value of three guineas, is offered by Mr. HERBERT GIBBS, of Gower House, 41, Tudor-road, Cardiff, to the person who makes the third best collection for the Infirmary in the six months. The prizes described above will be given to the collectors for the "Evening Express Fund for Cardiff Infirmary who, between January 1 and June 30. 1903, pay to Mr. LEONARD D. REA the three highest amounts collected on "Evening Express" Penny Infir- mary Stamps. Members of both sexes and of all ages may compete, and the books of stamps may be obtained, free of charge from Mr. Rea or the "Evening Express" Office. Cardiff- Please note that unscrupulous persons have from'time to time endeavoured to collect the money from holders of the stamp books. You are, therefore, requested to SEND THE MONEY DIRECT TO MR. REA, secretary to Cardiff Infirmary, Newport-road, Cardiff.
MOTORCAR SCORCHERS FINED. At Newport Petty-sessions on Saturday Mr. Frank Evans. of 21, Gelliwastad-road, Pontypridd, was summoned for exceeding the twelve miles an hour limit between Car- diff and Newport in the parish of Duffryn on Wednesday, April 22. Police-inspector Lewis spoke to being on duty on the road with seve- ral constables. Police-constable Stephens and himself had each a stop-watch, and in the afternoon they timed defendant doing a mile in 3min. 33sec., which worked out at seventeen miles an hour. Defendant was stopped, and said he did not think he was exceeding the limit.—Mr. Evans gave evidence. Some cylists gave him "the tip that the police were on the look-out for motor-cars, and, though he had not been reckless before, he took particular care to slow down a little, and did not think that he was exceeding twelve miles an hour.—The Bench said they would let the defendant off lightly with a fine of 20s. and 6s. 6d. costs. The second case was that against Mr. Augus- tus Elphinstone, insurance secretary, of New- port, who was summoned for motoring beyond the regulation speed between Newport and Caerleon on Sunday afternoon, April 19.— The police evidence in this case was that defendant drove along in a cloud of dust at the rate over a bit of the road just before reaching Caerleon Bridge of 26 2-3 miles an hour. When stopped, defendant said he had gone along rather fast because he had the wind behind him.—The Bench imposed a fine of 20s. and costs and cautioned the defendant. William Wallen, motor driver for Mr. T. E. Dunville, comedian, was summoned for going too fast between Newport and Cardiff on Tues- day, April 21.-Defen-dant pleaded guilty, and said the speed indicator showed that down hill he was going thirteen miles an hour. SWANSEA MOTORIST FINED. I At Neath County Police court John Jonep Hughes, clerk, of Sketty Isaf, near Swansea, was summoned for furiously driving a motor-bicycle (to which was attached a chair in which a lady waa seated) down Aber- dulais I-Ell.-Police-constable Davies said the defendant was travelling at the rate of seven- teen or eighteen miles an hour.—Mr. Thomas (Messrs. T. W. James and Thomas, of Swan- sea),* who defended, disputed the facts as detailed by the constable. The justices im- posed a fine of 20s. and costs.
CLEVER BOY t Took the Teacher's Food Careful observation on the part of parents and school authorities as to proper food to use to bring up children will lead to a, healthy generation. A pupil in a large city school says, "I had a severe attack of typhoid fever, after which I was so very weak and delicate that I could not attend school regularly. "One day our teacher, who is a great student and able teacher, gave a lesson in physiology, in which proper food was discussed. She recommended Grape-Nuts fully-cooked cereal food to the class, as she had used the food a long while, and watched results. "I thought that if Grape-Nuts had enalbled her to teach a class of boys, as she taught us, the food would do me good in my weak state, and I commenced, eating it. "I have used Grape-Nuts steadily for ove-r a year, am a little past fifteen years old, ar d now measure 5ft. 8in., weigh 9st 111b., and am strong and well, having entirely recovered from my weak and delicate condition. I am very fond of athletics, and join actively in all the sports in our vicinity. "I can truthfully say that Grape-Nuts is just the food for me, and has built me up into a strong, active boy." Name given Iby Grape-Nuts Co., Temple-chambers, London, E.C. e10654
SOUTH WALES COAL TRADE. I THE STOPPAGE AT THE POWELL DUFFRYN I PITS. Another mass meeting of the workmen affected by the stoppage at the Powell Dnffryn Company's No. 1 and 2 Pits, New Tre- degar, was held at the Workmen's-hall on Saturday afternoon. The report of the depu- tation which conferred with the management on Friday was submitted, and showed that the notice tendered to a particular workman must take effect, and that no other arrange- ment could be entertained. The manage- ment also stated that if the men returned to work the notice tendered them would be with- drawn.—It was resolved that work should be resumed to-day (Monday), and that the sum of 10s. per week from Federation funds, plus contributions by workmen to equal the weekly wage of the workman affected, should be paid until he found employment.—The hauliers also agreed to withdraw their notices provided the company withdrew the amount of damages assessed against them at the recent police-court proceedings. NANTWEN HOUSE COAL STRIKE. The house coal miners at Nantwen Colliery Bedlinog, who brought a long-standing dis- pute respecting the cutting price to a head on May 1 by coming out on strike, met on Saturday evening to consider terms offered by Mr. Henry W. Martin, J.P., on behalf of Messrs. Guest, Keen, and Nettlefolds (Limited), with a view to a settlement. Mr. John Davies, C.C.. the district miners' agent, was present at the conference, but W decision was arrived at. THE MERTHYR DISTRICT. An adjourned monthly meeting of the Merthyr District of Miners was held at the Globe Hotel, Merthyr, on Saturday. Mr. Benjamin H. Evans was in the chair, and all the lodges were represented with- the excep- tion of Canaid Lodge. It was resolved by a majority of the lodges to sever all connection with Alderman Thomas Thomas, the miners' agent of the district, forthwith, and that all properties appertaining to his office owned by the district be handed over to the treasurer, Mr. John Williams, who is empowered to act as agent in the meantime.
TRIBUTE TO A DECEASED CARDIFF MINISTER. The Rev. A. Macmillan, late minister of the Presbyterian Church, Windsor-place, Car- diff, is not forgotten by friends in his con- grega,tion. On iiis resignation, twelve months ago, he was presented with £ 200. He retired through ill-health, and died at Troon, Ayr- shire. The same friends in the congregation have just sent a cheque for zE50 to the widow.
THE MABON" TESTIMONIAL. A meeting of the workmen's representatives on the South Wales Conciliation Board was held at Cardiff on Saturday, when the following resolution was unanimously passed:—" That this council views with great satisfaction and approval the movement that has been initiated to recognise the long and valuable services rendered to the workmen and the public generally in South Wales by Mr. W. Abraham, M.P., and sincerely hopes it will meet with the success it deserves." Printed by the Proprietors, Western Mail Limited, and published by them at their Offices, St. Mary-street, Cardiff; Castle Bailey-street, Swansea; Victoria-street, Merthyr Tydfil; at the shop of Mr. Wesley Williams, Bridgend-all in the County of Glamorgan; at their offices, 22, High-street, Newport; at the shop of Mr. J. P. Caffrey, Monmouth—both in the County of Mon- mouth; at the shop of Mr. David John, Llanelly, in the County of Carmarthen; and at their offices, The Bulwark, Brecon, in the County of Brecknock. MONDAY, MAY 4, 1903.
EDUCATION ACT IN OPERATION. SCHEME FOR WALES AND MONMOUTHSHIRE. THE POWERS OF THE NEW COMMITTEES. With the exception of the Carmarthen County Council, which has passed its scheme under the recant Education Act, all the county councils of Wales and Monmouthshire have succeeded in deferring the appointed day" under the Act until September 30, with a view to adopting uniform schemes. Mr. T. Mansel Franklen, clerk to the Glamorgan County Council, and Mr. E. R. Davies, of Pwllheli, were appointed to prepare a scheme for Wales, and they have drafted the following scheme, which will be submitted to all the county councils of Wales and Monmouthshire at their next mootings:- 1. An education committee of the county council (hereinafter called the council) shall be established under the Education Act, 1902, and such committees shall be called the '——————- education committee. 2. The committee when complete shall con- sist of members appointed by the council, including persons of experience in education and persons acquainted with the needs of the various kinds of schools in the county, of whom four-fifths shall be members of the council and the remainder selected members, of whom at least one shall be a woman. Provided that no person in receipt of a salary or other emoluments under the council shall be eligible as a member of the committee. 3. The committee first appointed shall hold office until The meeting of the council held fer the appointment of committees next after the election of councillors for the county in March, 1904. The committee thereafter appointed shall hold office in accordance with the standing orders of the council, from time to time regulating the tenure of office of its committees. Provided that, after the appointed day of retirement of county coun- cillors, the members of the committee shall continue in office on such committee until the first meeting of the newly-elected council held for the appointment of committees. Save as aforesaid, a member of the committee who ceases to be a member of the council shall forthwith cease to be a member of the com- mittee and a casual vacancy shall arise. 4. Any member of the committee who is incapacitated from acting or who shall notify in writing to the clerk of the council his wish to resign, or who shall express such wish at any meeting of the council, or shall for a continuous period of six calendar months be absent from all meetings of the committee, except on the ground of ill- ness or some other cause satisfactory to the council, or shall have a receiving order in bankruptcy made against him, shall there- upon cease to be a member of the council and a casual vacancy shall occur. A casual vacancy shall also occur on the death of any member of the committee. 5. If and whenever a casual vacancy occurs the council shall, as soon as conveniently may be, fill such vacancy, and the person appointed thereto shall hold office until the day when the other members of the com- mittee cease to hold office. 6. The quorum of the committee shall be one-fourth of the number of the whole com- mittee. 7. County councillors elected for an elec- toral division consisting wholly of a. borough or urban district whose council are a local education authority for Part III. of the Education Act, 1902, or of some part of such borough or district, and county aldermen resident in any division as aforesaid shall not. vote in respect of any question before the committee which relates to matters under Part III. of such Act. 8. (a) As from the appointed day the county governing body constituted under the Welsh Intermediate Education Act, 1889, for the county shall cease to exist, and all powers, duties, property, and liabilities of the county governing body under any scheme made under the said Act of 1889 shall be transferred to the council, and references in any Act, scheme, or instrument to the county govern- ing body shall be construed as references to the council, (b) All matters relating to the exercise of the powers so transferred shall stand referred to the committee in like manner as if they were matters relating to the exercise by the council of their powers under the Education Act, 1902, and subject to the provisions of the same Act, the council may delegate to the committee, with or without restriction or condition, any of the powers so transferred in like manner as if they were powers of the council under the Education Act, 1902. 9. The committee may, with the consent of the council, delegate any of the powers and duties from time to time delegated to them by the council in respect of the following matters:—The training of teachers, the examination and inspection of schools, and any further matters which the council may from time to time decide to authorise the committee to deal with in this manner to a joint board, composed of representatives of not less than six of the counties or county boroughs in Wales and Monmouthshire, according to the following table, wherein the representation of the local education autho- rities for Part II. only of the Act is included in the figure for their oounty: Anglesey, 2; Brecknock, 2; Cardigan, 2; Carmarthen, 3; Carnarvon, 3; Denbigh, 3; Flint, 2; Glamor- gan, 13; Merioneth, 1; Montgomery, 2; Mon- mouth, 5; Pembroke, 2; Radnor, 1; Cardiff, 4; Newport, 2; Swansea, 2. The accounts of the joint board shall dis- tinguish expenditure under Part n. from expenditure under Part III. of the Act., and contributions to such respective expenditures shall be borne by the several constituent authorities on the basis of population accord- ing to the census of 1901. I
LOCAL AMUSEMENTS. I MR. WEEDON GROSSMITH AT I CARDIFF. This week at the Theatre Royal, Cardiff, ought to be one of the most successful of the season. The Night of the Party," which is announced for Monday, Tuesday, and Satur- day, is among the moat amusing comedies ever placed upon the stage, and when played by Mr. Weedon Grossmith and his entire London company perfection is assured. On Wednes- day, Thursday, and Friday a melodra.matic farce, entitled The Cure," will be produced. GRAND THEATRE, CARDIFF. The drama announced for the Grand Theatre this week is "A Faithful Friend." It will be played by Messrs. Frank Mundill and Muir Graham's company. THE EMPIRES. I CARDIFF.-Plenty of fun will be provided this week by Horace Mills and W. H. Rawlins in their comical sketch "Mashing the Missus." The other turns include the Griffiths Brothers, the New York Zouaves, and the Brothers Webb, who are expert musical comedians.
LOCAL WILLS. MRS. FORMAN, GODSTONE. I Mrs. Fanny Sully Forman, of The Mount, Godstone, who died on April 7, leaving pro- perty of the value of £ 19,91116s. 6d., and whose will of July 12, 1902, has been proved by John James Jones, of Merthyr Tydfil, Judge Gwilym Evans, and Henry Toskett, bequeathed £100 to the general hospital, Merthyr Tydfil; £200 to the vicar and churchwardens of Blindley Heath, in trust, to apply the income for the benefit of twenty poor widows, by giving to each of them on the 23rd of Decem- ber in each year 5s. to provide a Christmas dinner; and C2,000 to the institute at Blindley Heath. The residue of the property she left between Swynfen Forman White, Catherine E. Dames, and Annie Cleveland Reid. MR. THOMAS MORGAN, LLANELLY. Mr. Thomas Morgan, of 16, Vittoria-street,I Llanelly, who died on November 21, and whose will has been proved by John Morris, of New- road, Llanelly, and the Rev. William Tudor Davies, of 18, Vittoria-road, Llanelly, left property of the value of X144 8s.
CARDIFF CRICKET CLUB BAZAAR. This bazaar, which extends over four days, will be opened on Wednesday next by Lord Windsor. The committee have worked hard to make the undertaking a success, and a glance at the programme will show that entertainments of an exceptionally attractive character are provided.
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GOLF. I THE BARRY CLUB. I SUCCESSFUL FIRST ANNUAL OPEN MEET-I ING. The second day's events in connection with the Barry Golf Club Annual Open Meeting took place on Saturday on the club ground, the Leys. There was again a good entry for each competition, and, the green being in excellent condition after the rain, some capital play was witnessed. This was the first annual open meeting of the club. and, encouraged by the entry and the quality of play, the committee have decided to hold the event yearly. Mr. James Hunter, the champion of Wales, was unable to be present, but the veteran ex-champion, Mr. John Hunter, was in attendance on both days. The prizes offered were fairly distributed over the visiting and home players, the success- ful oompetitors including Messrs. F. N. Jones, R. F. Illingworth, F. E. Aitken, and A. W Davidson (Barry), John Hunter and L. Railton (Glamorgan), and D. G. Owen (Radyr). Mr. R. F. Illingworth (Barry) won the special prize for the best gross aggregate score during the meeting, and the same gentleman tied with Mr. D. G. Owen for the special prize for the best net aggregate. The following were the results:— SINGLES HANDICAP MEDAL. Strokes. H'cap. Net. F. N. Jones 98 14 84 R. F. lilingworth 91 7 84 D. G. Owen 99 14 85 J. Croxton. 106 15 91 D. Sibbenng Jones. 108 15 93 R. Redford. 115 17 98 J. G. Walliker 124 26 98 There were sixteen entries. SINGLES BOGEY HANDICAP. Strokes. Down. D. G. Owen 11 1 L. Railton. 7 R. F. Illingworth. 5 4 A. Gibson 6 5 H. G. Alexander 4 6 \V. P. Jenes 8 7 F. N. JOries 11 8 NJne retired. SINGLES MEDAL HANDICAP. Strokes. H'cap. Net. John Hunter 83 3 79 D. G. Owen 95 12 83 R. F. Illingworth. 91 7 84 F. E. Aitken. 98 12 86 H. G. Alexander 91 5 86 L. Railton 96 9 87 J. G. Wilson 100 12 88 J. Croxton 105 15 90 A. P. Thomas 98 6 92 W. T. Davies 112 19 93 D. S. Jones 108 15 93 J. G. Solomon. 114 19 95 rr. G. Duncan. 114 18 96 Thirty entries. FOURSOMES BOGEY HANDICAP. In this competition there were 29 entries, the principal scores being as follows;- A. W. Davidson and R. F. Illingworth-9 strokes, 3 up. John Hunter and F. E. Aitken-6 strokes, 4 down. H. G. Alexander and D. R. Duncan strokes, 5 down. W. P. Jones and J. G. Wilson-8 strokes, 6 down. A. Gibson and A. P. Thomas-S strokes, 6 down. D. S. Jones and T. G. Duncan-10 strokes, 7 down. HIGHEST SCORES. I Special prize for the best net aggregate score:-D. G. Owen, 85-83 (168), and R. F. Illingworth, 84-84 (168), equal. Ditto, best gross aggregate score:-R. F. Illingworth, 91-91 (182). Messrs. F. E. Aitken (captain), W. Waddell (vice-captain), H. H. Powell (hon. secretary), W. J. Darling, F. N. Jones, and A. Jackson officiated as handicap committee during the meeting. CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE PORTH-I CAWL CLUB. Saturday was the second and concluding day of the firert annual championship meeting of the Porthcawl Golf Club, but, although the weather was fine, only four players took part in the remainder of the 72 holes competition, upon which the championship of the club was decided. Captain G. H. C. Wilkins proved successful, his play, although he did not score so well as on Friday, being consistently good. The following were the scores for the competi- tion :— 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Round. Round. Round. Round.Total. Capt. G. H. C. Wilkins. 76 93 85 92 346 J. G. Thomas 89 88 89 90 356 H. J. Simpson. 89 94 97 90 370 T. Jones 99 95 91 92 377 Others retired. MONTHLY MEDAL. I There was also played the usual competi- tion for the monthly medal, in which there was a fair entry. Mr. T. Jones finished first, with 91—9—82, being- 2 up on Mr. C. Phillips. The'scores were as follow:— Gross. Handicap. Net. T. Jones 91 9 82 C. Phillips 93 9 84 E. Heme. 99 14 85 Captain Wilkins. 85 scratch 85 H. J. Simpson. 90 5$5 RICHMOND CLUB'S PROFESSIONAL COM- PETITION. The professional tournament promoted by the Richmond Golf Club was brought to a close on Saturday. In the semi-final Alexan- der Herd (Huddersfield) beat Jack White (Sunningdale) at the twenty-first hole, after a tie, and Harry Vardon (Scarborough) beat J. H. Taylor (Mid-Surrey) by one hole. In the final Vardon, after standing 4 up with 6 to play, against Herd, was reduced to dormy 1, but he wjn the last hole, and thus the match, by up. His score was 71, Herd taking 74. LADIES' INTERNATIONAL MATCH. I The a.nnual golf match between England and Ireland, held under the auspices of the Ladies' Golf Union, was decided at Portrush, County Antrim, when each country was represented by a team of ten players. Owing to having insufficient players present Scotland could not play an international match. Last year at Deal England beat both Ireland and Scotland, but on this occasion Ireland turned the tables on England by no fewer than nine matches to one.
SOUTH WALES CLERKS. I ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSO- CIATION AT CARDIFF. A SATISFACTORY REPORT AND I BALANCE-SHEET. The annual meeting of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Clerks' Association was held at the Royal Hotel, Cardiff, on Saturday even- ing, Mr. C. C. Perkins presiding. The annual report showed a total member- ship of 357, and the accounts a credit balance of R,3,355 17s. 3d., compared with EZ,999 7s. 9d. for the previous year. Members' claims amounted to JB82 2s. 9d., a decrease of L62 6s. 7d. The improving financial position of the association, the report stated, enabled the directors during the year to invest a further sum of £ 333 14s. The number of vacancies registered was 114, and the association suc- ceeded in securing 46 situations for members and others. The directors were looking for- ward to the formation of an annuity depart- ment. During the year, it was noted, Mr. J. S. Allen, who had been one of the joint secre- taries for upwards of ten years, severed his connection with the association, having com- menced business on his own account. The Chairman, in moving; the adoption of the report and accounts. said that each branch of the association showed an increased membership.—The motion was carried. Sir J. T. D. Llewelyn was re-elected presi- dent, and the vice-presidents were re-elected, with the addition of Messrs. J. A. Jones and H. J. Simpson (Cardiff). The retiring mem- bers of the board of directors were also re-1 elected, and Mr. Charles Massy was again, appointed chairman of the board. The hon. auditors, Messrs. D. Roberts and Sons (Car- diff), Mr. C. E. Parsons (Newport), and Mr. R. G. Cawker (Swansea), were re-elected. The business meeting was followed by an enjoyable smoking concert, at which Mr. Gethin Lewis presided, and was supported by Councillors Morgan Thomas and Walter Blow. MESSAGES TO PRESIDENT LOUBET AND I THE KING. It was a. happy suggestion of the chairman, and met with the unanimous approval of the members, that a message of thanks to Presi- dent Loubet for the welcome given to King Edward VH. would be despatched. The fol- lowing telegram was accordingly sent:- To President Loubet, Paris,—South Wales and Monmouthshire Clerks' Association meet- ing at Cardiff tender respectful thanks to you and the French nation for the magnificent welcome to their King.—Chairman, Royal Hotel. Cardiff." On behalf of the French residents of Cardiff Mons. Ernest Pleisong sent a message to the King, thanking him for the honour paid' to the French nation by bis visit. I
OBITUARY. I MR. RHYS PHILLIPS, TREDEGAR. I Mr. Rhys Phillips, Tredegar Arms Hotel, Fleur-de-lys, died on Saturday morning, after a lingering illness. He was formerly a check- weigher at the East Elliot Colliery, New Tre- degar. He leaves a widow and two children. MRS. E. R. HARRIES, ABERAVON. I The wife of the Rev. E. R. Harries, of Aber- avon, pastor of Bethany (C.M.) Church, Aber- avon, died on Sunday morning, after a long period of suffering. Deceased, who was 29 years of age, was a native of Llanelly.
Food and Cooking Exhibition, Albert-hill, London, April 216t, 190!.—Another succMs. Highest Honour. Gol?l Medal for Pastry; Silver Medal for Cakes in Open Competition to all England to Messrs. Stevens, Conleo. tinners. Cardiff. 0=2 Dose: ONE AT NIGHT. vo/MUST take SOMETHING SOMETIMES; Take CARTER'S: 50 'I ears' Reputation. Carters MB Cl„WITTLE I ?SHBJ?BtUOUSNESS. BS H # CW? wC ???!!? SICK HEADACHE?. IVER j33rW^t TORPID LIVER. I jm/fl/uM m \Li FURRED TONGUE, m ￼ ■ 1 Cm ?My ? !NDtGEST!ON. ?t ?? U? ?? CONSTIPATION SALLOW SKtN. ?,, ? DIZZINESS. h t 8ma)| pj|| i )\?E*?? Dose. They TOUCH the L I V E R =: 1 Genuine Wrapper Printed on y/7 A WHITE PAPER. BLUE LETTERS.. Look for the SKmUawe. ￼ ■ Standard VisiM&Wtilep *1 ?? SIMPLEST. EASIEST. SUREST, PERFECT. ￼ Made to stand HARD work, with the maximum of GOOD results. YOU CAN SEE YOUR WORK. y rite for a Machine on free trial. H TOWN CLERK, CARDIFF. BH USED DV BOROUGH ENGINEER, CARDIFF. ?M ???'t? ?' HEAD CONSTABLE, CARDIFF. ?M ?M SCHOOL BOARD. CARDIFF. ?M ?B And In other offices of importance tn the district ?M |H McAgentifbr South Waloo andmonmouthstire- MB WESTERN MAIL LTD., CARDIFF..
THE SALE OF THE PHILLIPPS I COLLECTION. For Welshmen the interest of the sale by Messrs. Sotheby of a portion of the celebrated collection of manuscripts brought together by the late Sir Thomas Phillips, of Middlehill, culminated on Saturday, when the lots having relation to Wales were disposed of. There w^ts not a large attendance, but in the saleroom were to be seen the faces of several well-known Welsh historical scholars. The interest displayed by Welsh purchasers was, indeed, not comparable to that evinced on the occasions when previous portions of the great library were disposed, and as the leviathan collectors were not represented the less wealthy rut, perhaps, more earnest collectors were enabled to purchase. The principal item in the Welsh section was a very fine copy of the Historia of Geoffrey of Monmouth, written about the commence- ment of the fourteenth century. This fell to Mr. Tildesley Jones, a London solicitor, and son to the late Bishop Basil Jones of St. Devid's, for JB19. a decided bargain, as the manuscript was unknown to the late Sir T. D. Hardy when compiling his Catalogue of Manuscript Materials for the History of England." Another interesting lot, con- sisting of a number of letters written by various eminent personages of his time to the celebrated Archbishop John Williams during the period of the Civil Wars. reached the sum of E6 10s. A third prize was the only printed copy of the Dale pedigrees of South Wales that had ever passed through an auction-room, which fell for R,14 to a lady purchaser. The original charter of the town of Pembroke, dated May 14, 1282, fetched zE4, and the original will of John de la Rupe, lord of the Manor of Pill, in Pembrokeshire, of the year 1314, was knocked down forL5, both of these important lots, together with several others comprising deeds relating to the same county, falling, it, was understood, to the editor of Owen's Pembrokeshire." Many minor lots were made up of deeds appertaining to property in various parts of Wales, and these, as a rule, fetched only a few shillings. A great curiosity was the following tract of the year 1679:—" A Short Narrative of the Discovery of a College of Jesuits at a place called the Come, in Co. Hereford, to which is added a true relation of the Knavery of Father Lewis, the pretended bishop of Llandaff, now a prisoner in Monmouth Gaol." This fell for JE1 10s. J
===== ( THE DOUBLE FATALITY AT I ynysybwl. The district coroner (Mr. R. J. Rhys) held an I inquest at the Windsor Hotel, Ynysybwl, on Saturday on the bodies of John Daniel, timberman's assistant, and Arthur Rose, night haulier, both of whom were killed at the Lady Windsor Colliery (the property of I the Octan Coal Company, Limited) on Friday morning. Mr. Trump, his Majesty's inspector of mines, was present, as well as Mr. Edward Jones, agent of the colliery. From the evidence it appeared that Daniel was clearing the road to allow a tram of rubbish to run off the heading, so that the haulier (Arthur Rose) might pass up with an empty tram. Rose had left his horse below the cross road or parting, and had gone to where Daniel was, for the purpose of seeing how- he was progressing. To all appearance the top was sound. With- out a moment's warning, however, a fall occurred, killing the haulier instantaneously and so severely injuring Daniel that he died soon after reaching the house.—The jury, after hearing the evidence, returned a verdict of "Accidental death."
JBIG FIRE NEAR LOWESTOFT. I The extensive matting premises of Messrs. Swannell and Son at Oulton Broad, near I Lowestoft, were completely gutted by fire I on Saturday afternoon. The outbreak is sup- posed to have originated in the fan of the roasting factory. The works and machinery were erected about two years ago at a coat of £ 25,000.
NEWPORT AND THE LIFEBOAT I FUNDS. At a meeting of the general committee of I the Newport Lifeboat Saturday Fund, pre- sided over by the Mayor (Mr. J. H. Dunn), at the Town-hall, it was decided to appoint a sub-committee to -obtain contributions from all firine connected with the shipping of the port. An entertainment committee was also appointed, and it waa suggested that a life- boat ta-bleaux might -be included in the May I Show and Parade on May 14 and street collec- tions made for the funds. Mr. Sidney Cooper generously placed the Lyceum, its lighting, and staff at the disposal of the committee for an entertainment on a. suitable date. Mr. A. J. Phillips, clerk to the harbour board, has been appointed general hon. secretary.
HEALTH OF GELLIGAER AND I RHIGOS. I The annual report, just issued, of Dr. W. W. Jones, the medical officer of the Gelligaer I and Rhigos Rural District Council, shows that during the year 1902 there were 787 births and 306 deaths in the district, these figures repre- senting a birth-rate of 41 and a. death-rate of I 16.2 per 1.000 per annum.
LLANELLY ARBITRATION. 1 COMMISSIONERS DISCUSS THE I AWARD. J A special meeting of the Llanelly Harboui I' COIUnuslOners was held, Mr. W. Wilkins pre- I siding, to deal with matters arising out oi the award of the umpire in the recent arbitral tion. I At the outset. Mr. D. R. Edmunds said he I would like to ask a question. How was it that a gentleman from Swansea was called in to prepare the shorthand notes when there I were journalists in the town quite competent to do it? The notes would cost between JE200 and L250, and he did not see why that sum | should be taken out of the town. f The Chairman said that the correct time | to ask that question was when the whole of | the costs came before them. It was decided that the award should be || taken as read, and that the representatives of ? the press should have access to it. < Mr. Randell, solicitor to the commissioners, who conducted the arbitration on their behalf, then made a long report upon the award. He I said the publication of the award had been I delayed by the commissioners until half the costs had been paid by the other side. That fj half, however, had not been paid, but a copy t of the award had been forwarded them t through their London solicitors. He regarded fj that as being a very improper procedure, and 5 he had protested against it. Mr. Randell j went on to say that there had been interven- i tion on the part of the Mynydd Mawr, who > had approached the umpire after the close of the arbitration and before he had made his, t award. It was a question whether that did t not vitiate the whole of the award. I Mr. Joseph Williams, the ex-chairman, said t that Mr. Randell had conducted the arbitra- tion admirably; in fact, all the officials had done their work well. He had come to the conclusion that the award was in favour of the commissioners on most of the points sub- < mitted to the umpire. Mr. Guest associated himself with the remarka of the ex-chairman, and said that in j his opinion the time had now come for meet- ¡ ing the other side and settling the whole question. A war never settled anything per- manently, and he suggested that the chair- man and the vice-chairman should be appointed to see the other side. After further speeches the discussion waw j adjourned to to-day (Monday). A
RAILWAY ACCIDENT IN SCOT- j LAND. j I A railway accident, involving the loss of two lives and serious injury to eight other men, has occurred at Wemyss Bay, near Greenock. A train of passenger coaches had gone up the line some distance and picked up two car- riages containing labourers employed in an extension of the railway, and in returning to the station the brake failed to hold the train, owing to the slippery condition of the rails. The train dashed into the standing buffers at the end of the platform, and the I two carriages in question were telescoped. Two men were killed on the spot, and eight or nine seriously injured. The latter were conveyed to Greenock Infirmary..<■
ATTEMPTED SUICIDE AT CARDIFF. Edith Dobell, a single woman, described aa an unfortunate, was charged (before Messrs L. Samuel and W. S. Crossman) at Cardiff Police-court on Saturday with attempting to commit suicide in the River Taff on Wednes- day last. Joseph Morley, porter at the Royal Clarence Hotel, Tudor-road, stated that about half-past three on the afternoon in question he was passing over Wood-street Bridge, when he saw defendant standing on a strip of mud just below the bridge. There was a crowd watching her. He saw Dobell raise her hands above her head and plunge Into the river. Rushing to the spot he got her out of the water and handed her over to a police-con- stable. Police-constable Horace Lee depoeed to con- veying Dobell to the workhouse on an ambu- lance. She was detained. Inspector James said prisoner told him that she had been drinking because of some trouble she had had. She lived at Saltmead. Dr. Rowland Lee, workhouse doctor, said that Dobell was now quite recovered from the effects of her immersion. She had palpably been drinking when he examined her. Court-officer Davies stated that Dobell was a native of Rudry, but had .ve1 in Cardiff about seven years. Some of her friends were in court. Mr. Louis Samuel: Respectable friends? Court-officer Davies: No, sir; they are not respectable. Prisoner consented to go to the Salvation Army Home, and meantime the case was adjourned for a mouth.
I _—.—— 1 MR. IRA SANKEY TOTALLY BLIND., Mr. Ira Sankey, the well-known evangelist, who lately underwent an operation for the eyes, is now totally and permanently b "f i. Reuter.
The Bolton Operative Cotton Spinners on Saturday resolved to submit the name of Mr. A. H. Gill, their secretary, for adoption as Parliamentary Labour candi- date. for the borough. Maesteg Urban District Council has re- ceived the Provisional Order empowering the A council to light Ma/esteg by electricttjr. J J
ROYAL SPONSORS. I The King (represented by Earl Howe) and the Prince of Wales, in person, were among the sponsors at the baptism, in the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, on Saturday, of the infant son of Viscount and Viscountess Chelsea. His Royal Highness was accOM- panied by his little daughter, Princess Mary, who was among the signatories of the bap- tismal register. The names given to the infant were Edward George John Humphrey. His Royal Highness gave the child a silver gilt two-handled cup and cover.
MARY ANN-STREET AFFRAY. I A serious charge of assault was preferred against Wm. Fraser, 34, and Cassie Bond at Cardiff Police-court, on Saturday (before Messrs. L. Samuel and W. S. Crossman).—Complainant stated that on April 14 she was sitting on a doorstep in Mary Ann-street, when Fraser came along and knocked her bat off. She got up to ask him Why he did it, and Bond came out of the house and struck her to the ground. While lying there Fraser gave her a violent kick in the chest, for which she had to be medically attended. The defendants were strangers to her. Bond: Didn't you challenge me to fight? Prosecutrix: No, I did not. Bond (to the Bench): Gentlemen, I did hit her. I admit I hit her, but this man didn't touch her. Other evidence of the assault was given, and, previous convictions having been proved, Fraser was fined 40s. or one month, and Bond 20s. or fourteen days.
CHARGES AGAINST CARDIFF POLICE. When charged at Cardiff Police-court on Saturday by Police-constable Chedzey with behaving in a disorderly manner in Custom House street on Friday, Madge Rivers, an unfortunate, alleged that Police-constable Edgar Dix kicked her and smacked her face. —Police-constable Chedzey said this was not so.—Mr. Louis Samuel told prisoner she might call Dix if she wished, and Rivers replied that she would like to do so.Court-officer Daviee remarked that Dix was 4Lome and in bed, but he could be called. He wished to point out that every time Rivers had been summoned she had made similar allegations against the police, which upon inquiry had been found to be groundless.—When Police-constable Dix arrived in court, he gave a complete denial to the woman's allegations, and a fine of 20s., or fourteen days, was imposed on her.
It is probable that next year a system of flags will be established to mark the courses at Epsom, which vill prevent a repetition of last week's melancholy muddling. At Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A., an Epis- copalian clergyman refused at the altar to perform a marriage ceremony because the bridegroom had been divorced. The wedding party went round the corner to a Congrega- tional church, whose pastor agreed to officiate,
I Local Charterrngs. I CARDIFF. I EXCHANGE, Saturday. There was the usual Saturday attendance on 'Change to-day, and the steam coal market remains practically in the same position as on Friday. The fulness of stems prevented any large business being done, and prices of large coals all round are maintained with great firmness. Small steims appear to be more plentiful at the moment, and best qualities were obtainable at 8s, whilst good seconds were offered at 7s 6d to 7s 9d. Other sorts remain as reported. There was no alteration in the price of house coal, and Nc. 3 Rhondda continues scarce at 15s for large and 10s for small. The patent fuel and coke markets have undergone no quotable change. Pitwood is rather easier, at about 17s to 17s 3d. Closing pric-Best steam, coal 14s 3d to 146 6d, seconds 13s 6d to 14s, dlTSl28 3d to 12s 9d; best small 8s to 8s 3d.. seconds 7s 6d to 7s 9d, and inferior sorts, including drys, 7s to 7s 3d; very best Monmouthshire semi-bituminous large 13s 3d to 13s 6d, best 12s 6d to 13s, seconds lls 6d to 12s; best house coal 15s to 158 6d, seconds 13s to 14s; No. 3 Rhondda large 15s, brush 12s to 12s 6d, and email 10s; No. 2 Rhondda large lis to its 3d, through and through 98 to 9s 3d, and small 7s to 7s 6d; patent fuel 14s 6d to 15s; special foundry coke 238 6d to 24s, good foundry 18s 6d to 19s, and furnace 15s 6d to 17s 6d per ton; pitwood 17s to 17!! 3d per ton ex ship; iron ore-Rubio 14s. 6d to 14s 9d, Tafna 35s. 3d to 15s 6d, and Almeria 14a 9d per ton c.i.f., Cardiff or New- port. The freight market has remained unaltered. Business has been fairly active for a Satur- day. The general opinion is that as soon as stems ease off rate? will show a tendency to harden. The following are the latest fixtures reported:— OUT WARD—STEAMERS. Cardiff to Catania, 7s (Ordovician), 1.200 tons Rouen, 4s.-9d (Elemore), 1,200 tons „ St. Nazaire, 41f (Greenhill), 2,900 tons Marseilles, 7H (Grandio), 3,900 tons Marseilles, 7H (Albia), 3.200 tons „ Venice, option Ancona, 7s, 400 tons delivery (Northfield). 2,950 tons „ Port ilaiio-n, 7s (Vesper) „ Shanghai, 17s 9d; option Hong Kong, 16s 6d (Unda), 2,000 tons „ Ca-pe Town, 13s 6d, 250 tons deli- very (Zinnia), 4,400 tons Newport to Lisbon, 4s 3d (Ea-rlswood), 3,600 tons MOVEMENTS OF LOCAL STEAMERS. Ninian Stuart passed Ushant for Dunkirk 1st. Tredegar arrived Port Talbot 1st. Castanos left Newport for Torre Annunziata 1st. Goldcliffe left Vigo for Bilbao 1st. Hart arrived Barrow 2nd. Lynfifiurst left Barry for Barcelona 1st. VolajfS left Poti for Middlesbrough 30th. Topazo left Philadelphia for Birkenhead 30th. La.rpool left Villagarcia for Cardiff 1st. Elemore left Berehavsn for Penarth 1st. Earl of Kosebery left Sables d'Olonne for Santander 1st. Usk left Gibara. for Ctrartestown 1st. Margaret Jones artited Rotterdam 1st. ^Northfield left Manchester for Penarth 2nd. Red Jacket arrived ftcfisque 1st. Argus left Havre for Cardiff w, Chulmleigh passed Constantinople for Rotterdam 30th. Northam arrived Newport 1st, Th?riby pass(?d Scilly Isles for Sharpness 1st. IY IJfskr;fYfoS!/argtS8 1st. Selby left Alexandretta for' Constantinople 30th. RDxby passed Pera for Sulina 1st. James Speir arrived Ellesmere Port 2nd. Crimdon arrived Antwerp 2nd. Easby Abbey arrived Taganrog 29th. Melrose Abbey arrived Dieppe 2nd. Maywood arrived Swansea. 2nd. Bochefort arrived TrouviUe from Barry 1st. Curran arrived Dunkirk 2nd, sails for Liverpool 5th.
SOUTH WALES TIDE TABLE. I ) g I O fc M O » B, ta 5 H |3 fc 52 ►3 £ M oi £ Mon- ? Momi'?f 11 19 11 5 11 la 11 52 11 52 <■» ■/j I > I ?: 0 da.y. ? Eveuing 11 50 11 40 11 47 — — May 4 (.Height f 29 H ) 26 10 28 ? 29 1 28 0 day, ? Evening 12 24 12 18 12 20 1 6 1 9 'l ues- i MorniV — — 12 32 12 34 May 5 < Height 29 5 25 10 27 30 28 2 27 3 Wed- | Morni'g 1 1 12 56 1J 55 1 55 1 57 nesday, ? Evemn? 1 42 125 32 | 1 32 2 32 2 32 M?y 6 f Heht 29 9 25 H 28 2 27 11 27 1 Thura- i Momi'? 2 22 2 7 2 12 7 18 7 9 day. ?Kvenmj? 256 2 40 I 2 48 1740 7 Z90 May 7 ? Hiht 30 91 Z7 029 11 34 8 33 0 im i Moral g I 3 27 3 U 3 23 4 24 4 25 day, Evemng 3 57 3 41 3 53 1 451 1 452 day ? ? REveiegnlmit g 1,31 10 128831 4 31 1 30 6 tSatur- ( Morni'g 4 24 4- K) ■ 4 20 5 2 1 5 2^ day, ? EvemEg 4 50 4'?; 1'44240 6 55244 1 5 41 day, Eveuiug 1 32 9 -1 30 1 32 5 13 2ll 32 Mav 9 Hol!?h? 32 9 30 1 32 5 32 11 32 ￼ OIL Dwk BM. WeDnd.ra ii?c ?tjl"th Bum.
CARDIFF, Saturday. Business has been exceptionally quiet, even for a Saturday. This may be attributed to the effect of yesterday's closing, there being, as a rule, few orders about immediately after a holiday. No dea-lings have been recorded on the official register. With regard to quota- tions, there is little to note. South Wales Railway Stocks generally are nominally unaltered. Neath and Brecon "A1" Deben- ture is marked up a point to 102. Corporation, Bank, Gas and Water, and Brewery Securities have not been mentioned. Colliery Shares are quoted firm, on the whole. D. Davis and Sons Debentures are 2 lower at par. The other departments are without feature. FLUCTUATIONS OF QUOTATIONS—ACTUAL. RISE. Neath and Brecon "Al" Debenture, 100-2 to 101-3. FALL. D. Davia and Sons Debenture, 101-3 to 99—101.
Told in Tabloids. I —— I At Appleton Lodge, where Princess Charles of Denmark is staying, an interesting event is expected for the late summer. Her Royal Highness has now been married seven years. The Vica-r of Mynyddislwyn, the Rev. Oomp- ton Davies, is suff-ering from bronchitis and laryngitis, following a severe attack of influ- enza. A little girl named Gertie Collins, the daughter of Mrs. Collins, Mackworth-street, Bridgend, was on Saturday run over by a vehicle driven by an employe of Mr. H. Wood- ward, cab proprietor. The horse was startled by a passing band, and knocked the child down, stepping upon her body, and inflicting very severe injury. At the Concert-hall, Pontardawe, on Satur- day evening Mr. Hopkin Thomas, who some months ago was disabled through an injury to his knee, was presented by the Steel Smelters', Mill, and Tin-plate Workers' Union with a cheque for zElOO, and also with a purse of gold subscribed for by his old fellow workers at the tin-plate and sheet mills of Pontardawe. Wliiam Parfitt was summoned at the Bridgend Police-court on Saturday, for having four matches and two portions of cigarettes in his possession while in the Maesteg Deep Colliery, on April 22. Morris Isaacs (fireman), proved the offence, and as defendant could not explain his conduct, he was sentenced to ten days' imprisonment. William Davies was summoned for having in his possession a clay pipe in the same pit, on the same date. It was only his third day in the colliery, and he was fined X2 including costs.