I FOR WOMEN FOLK, i < Homely Hints & Dainty Dishes. WITH PARS. INTERESTING TO THE MERE MAN. A little pipeclay dissolved in the water used in washing linen saves a great deal cf labour and soap, and cleans the dirtiest linen thoroughly. This method is specially useful in towns where outdoor bleaching is gener- ally an impossibility. Sweeping need not be a hard task. Not half the weight of the broom need be pressed on the floor. The sweeper should draw it towards her with a light, gentle motion. If r the nap sweeps off the carpet, both broom and carpet are undergoing unnecessary wear. One needs only to see that the dirt is moved, and rolls along lightly. In caring for furniture it is necessary to know something of varnish. It is frequently made of gums dissolved in alcohol. When in cleaving an article thus varnished alcohol is rubbed over the varnished surface, it dissolves the gum, and destroys the brilliancy of the finish. Then, again, water should not be employed among joints that are made tight with glue, mucilage, gum arabic, or I anything soluble in water. The result would be rickety furniture. I' Liver Croquettes. I Liver croquettes make a very dainty entree. Stew some liver in good stock, very slowly till done, then pound it, season to taste with cayenne pepper, salt, chopped parsley, and lemon juice. Mix with half the quantity of finely mashed potatoes, bind it with a beaten egg, and divide into croquettes; roll in egg and breadcrumbs, and fry till a good brown. Serve on a bed of crijp fried parsley, each garnished with a roll ot fried bacon. Peas and Rice Soup. Four ounces of peas, four ounces of rice, one ounce and a half of butter, and a quarter of an ounce of salt, two large carrots, one large onion, two turnips, one root of celery, and half a pound of bread. After washing the peas and rice steep them in fresh water twelve or fourteen hours, set them on the fire with four quarts of water, eome salt, and a small piece of carbonate of soda; add the vegetables and bread; when they are quite soft rub them through a fine colander, adding gradually a quart' of boiling water; return the soup into the pan, Reason with pepper and salt, and boil ten minutes. Vegetable Marrow Scallop, I Boil a vegetable marrow till tender, peel, cut in half lengthwise, remove the skin and fibre. Lay the pieces of marrow on a baking tin carefully. Take some minced white meat such ae veal, fowl, or rabbit, and mix it with little chopped ham. Mix with breadcrumbs, chopped parsley, pepper, and salt. Work all together with a little butter and the yolk of an egg. Fill each case with this mixture evenly to the top. Cover with breadcrumbs, a little grated cheese, and bake for haJf an hour in a sharp oven. Serve very hot with a good brown gravy. Matrimonial Superstitions. The wedding ring is made plain and thick only for the reason that its thickness and plainness secure it against breakage, for to break it is the very worst of luck for both bride and groom. White is the best colour to get married in, but a widow say marry in any colour save yellow. Should a bride drop one of her gloves woe betide her! She must exercise great care in getting in and out ¡ of her carriage, and a false step ia an ill omen which brings misfortune. In cutting I the wedding cake should she have the mis- fortune to cut her finger she will rue it all through her married life. Numbering the Hairs A great authority says that things are not all right if one hundred hairs per day fall from the cranium, and if the number is doubled then there is cause for real anxiety. As for numbering the hairs of the head, that even has been attempted by experts. One of theae lively gentlemen tells us that red- haired people possess the smallest amount of hair. He places the average number on such head at 30,000. Black-haired mortals, on the other hand, are said to run into 100,000, while the fair- haired contingent have the largest number of all-namely, 150.000. By counting the num- ber of hairs which fall from you every day you can make an estimate of the time it will take you to get bald. How to Manage a Husband I To every young wife there comes, sooner or later, a certain moment which is to be per- haps the most critical of aU her life. This is when the first practical touch of worldly commonsense brushes against the unpractical romance of her glamoured early I toye-dream, and Angelina wakes up suddenly to reaJise that she has taken into her in- experienced hands the task of majiagirfg Edwin and keeping him in order for the rest of his days. To manage a husband success fully, you should demand your full rights as a wife—the right of your husband's pro- tection against the knocks and shocks of the world. Let him feel that you require his brood shoulder to come between you and all petty jealousies and every breath of slander- as you come between him and the myriad minor worries that used to harass him as an uncared-for bachelor in "digs." Keep the littio nest wherein he has installed you as> queen bright and cheery, with an ever- ready smile and an ever-ready sympathy. The man who can go home and recount some touching little incident that has come across him during the day without a fear of being even ohafiingly called "sentimental" will reference his wife above all other creatures for the gleam of pity that comes as naturally to her bright eye as the twinkle of fun which greets his recital of a good joke. But. perhaps the best hint possible to give the recently-married girl is to keep her fresh looks and dainty little ways of dress and manner as long as ever she can. Don't let fo a particle of your youth and girlishness in fretting over the hundred and one domestic difficulties that are all "in the day's work" wid are bound to get smoothed out in the md. A frown of worry or a strained expression tever "managed" a husband yet.
THE GLASGOW TRAMWAYS. Enormous Profits Made Last Year. j The ninth annual report of the working of the Glasgow Municipal- Tramways shows a continued growth in the revenue and profits of the undertaking, For the year ended May 31 the revenue amounted to R,656,572, and the working expenses, including depre- ciation, to £ 431,870, thus leaving a gross balance of £ 224,702. This compares with a revenue of L614,413, and a profit of £209,310 in the preceding year. The total length of the tramways is 65 miles, and the number of cars in stock 611. This number includes 120 of the old horse cars, which have been electrically equipped, and 70 new cars are now being built for the Corporation. The number of passengers carried during the year reached the enormous total of 177,179,549. Of this number 32 per cent. were halfpenny fares, and 60 per cent. penny fares.
BABY'S DEATH Mysterious Affair at Liverpool RICH LADY CHARGED WITH MURDER. The Liverpool coroner on Saturday opened an inquiry into the death of Mabel Sturgeon, a child of five months, concerning whose death Elizabeth A. Sturgeon, 36, Dudley-road, Aller- ton, is now in custody and charged with wilful murder. The case is a very remarkable one so far as the facta have come to light. Mrs. Stur- geon is the wife of a well-to-do man. She has no children of her own. and adopted the little girl Mabel, and showed great affection for it, providing a nurse, perambulator, and buying beautiful clothes, on every article of which the child's initials were embroidered. The child was missed from home on July 28, on which day prisoner reported its disappearance to the police at Lark-lane Station, stating she had given it to a strange woman who had not returned it. Search was made, and detectives went to a piece of waste land near Mossley Hill Church, and, on searching among some spent lime, found the body of the child, buried six inches below the surface, with its throat cut.
MR EDISON AND X-RAYS I A telegram from New York states that Mr. Thomas A. Edison has recently been conduct- ing some intricate experiments with the X- rays at his workshop at West Orange, New Jersey. A short time ago he discovered- that the focus of his eyes was affected by the rays, and he discontinued his investigations. One of his assistants, however, persisted, and this caused the paralysis of his arms. Yesterday the tissues of one of the arms were found to be dead, and the arm was amputated to save his life.
1 STAKES HIS OWN WIFE A telegram from Berlin yesterday states that two merchants of Moscow gambled to- gether the other night. One, having lost his whole fortune, proposed to continue the game with his wife, a notable beauty, as the stake. The other agreed, put against her 915,000, and won. He pocketed again his money, and went away with the wife of the loser. The latter hurried into another room, and shot himself dead.
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1- WARNING TO LODGERS. I I Supposed Imposter Operating In South Wales. The Neath police are on the look out for a well-dressed young man who engaged lodg- ings aaid subsequently vanished with jB7 lla. be- longing to two young men who live a-t a. house in Plasnewydd-terrace. The man in question visited Swansea on the 29th ult., and subse- quently went to Llanelly, and got lodgings in Pemberton-street on Thursday. He carried a huge brown-paper parcel, and left with a tmall one, saying that he was going to the station for his luggage. Pemberton-street saw him no more. The ingenious one came to Neath the same day, and, after some trouble engaged rooms tith a Mrs. Thomas in Plas- newydd-terrace. "He was Shown his room. and leaving the neat. brown-paper parcel behind. said he was off to fetch more of his belong- ings. Presently he returned with a. bulky brown-paper parcel, and expressed a wish to wash and tidy-up. Of course, he went to his room, and in a few-minutes came down, tell- ing the landlady he was off to the station to see about his luggage. Mrs. Thomas offered to send. but he wouldn't think of troubling her, adding that he would see the town porter and arrange. When the other young men returned from work, one found that his box had been opened aud JM 10s. stolen; and from the other's box was missing .£1 ls. The thief had generously left behind him a foreign coin in the former's box. When the landlady was informed she thought of the large and the small brown-paper parcels which Mr. "Thomson," the grocer's assistant (for that is what he said he was) had left behind him. The small one was found to contain a vest and trousers, taken from Pemberton-street, Llanelly, and the large one contained nothing but notes and odds and ends of paper and other rubbish.
ST. MARY'S, CARDIFF. I Father Jones Leaves His Charge This Month, The Rev. G. A. Jones will terminate his vicariate at St. Mary's, Cardiff, on the 22nd of this month, and the Bishop of Llandaff has intimated this fact to the patron of the living (Sir William T. Lewis, Bart.). The present vicar has been in the priesthood for over half a century, and the greater part of that time he has spent in Cardiff. It is expected that an early appointment will be made by the patron for the consideration of the bishop. Resignation of the Vicar of Llangorse. The Rev. J. Bowen, the aged vicar of LJan- gorse, Breoonehire, has sent in his resigna- tion. The duties have been carried on in the parish by the curate-in-charge, the Rev. A. S. Thomas (" Anellydd"), for two or three years. The living is the gift of the Dean of Windsor.
LORD VIVIAN'S WEDDING St. Michael's Church, Chester-square, was 0!1 Sunday the scene of the wedding. of Lord Vivian (George Crespigny Brabazon Vivian), of the 17th Lancers, with which regiment he served in South Africa, and was severely wounded, and Miss Barbara Fanning. daughter of the late Mr. Atmar Fanning and Mrs. M'Calmont, of 11, St. James's-equare, step-daughter of the late Colonel Harry M'CaJmont. M.P. The bridesmaids were the bridegroom's sisters-tbe Hon. Violet Vivian, the Hon. Dorothy Vivian (Queen Alexandra's twin Maids of Honour), the Hon. Alexandra Vivian, the bride's cousins, Miss Dorothy Lawson, Miss Olive de Bathe, Miss Doris Arch- dale. the bridegroom's cousin, Miss Assheton Smith, and Miss de la Rue. Mr. Alan Fletcher, 17th Lancers, acted as best man., Mrs. M'Calmont afterwards welcomed the guests at her house in St. James-square, and later Lord Vivian and his bride left for Lynwood, Old Windsor, where they will spend their honeymoon.
PILLGWENLLY CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB Mr. Henry Longstaff (chairman) presided at the annual meeting of the Pillgwenlly (New- port) Constitutional Club. The report stated that the club led the way in the Monmouth Boroughs in the promotion of political meet- ings of an educational character, though the amount spent thereon was small. This was due to the liberal assistance received from local leaders of the party, who had delivered lectures and initiated discussions, which had been much appreciated. The statement of accounts showed receipts £ 1,400, expenditure a few pounds leas, and a balance in hand of E30. The Chairman remarked that this satisfactory result of the year's trading was largely due to their excellent steward. Mr. Gray, and to the liberal treatment which the club had received from the directors of the club company. Mr. Longstaff was re-elected chairman, Mr. Cox vice-chairman, and Messrs. Williams, Lewis, Davies, and others were added to the committee.
VIROL. An eggspoonful should be added to the milk or food in every infant's I feeding-bottle. Used in 250 hospitals. I
I I Golf. OOMING PROFESSIONAL TOURNEY. I Under the auspices of the Professional Golfers'. Association, a tournament for tMin prizes, given by the proprietors of the "News of the ^orld," with a view to encouraging match play among the professionals, will be held in the autumn. Each section of the Association-Northern, Southern, Midland, Scottish, and Irish—will promote a qualifying round before the end of September, and the lowest scorers, to the number of 32, will qualify to complete the tournament by match play, at Sunningdale, on October 13, 14, and 15. The numbers who will qualify from each section have been fixed according to the membership, and there will be sixteen from the South, five each from the North and Midlands, four from Scotland, and two from Ireland. The first prize will be JBlGO second prize X30, 3rd and 4th 415 each, and four other prizes of LIO each. Tooting Bee.—Emsley Carr, 75 net. EAST LOTHIAN COUNTY MEDAL TOURNAMENT. At Kilspindie the annual tournament for I the Hope Challenge Medal took place. H. Gordon Stewart (?ilspindte) won the trophy with 74-a new record for the course. K I Whitecross (Dirleton Castle) was second, with I 75. OPEN AMATEUR TOTTRNAMENT AT MONIFIF,.U. The eemi-final and final pounds of the open amateur tournament for the "Dundee Even- ing Telegrapn" Cup were played at Moni- fieth. In the semi-final Fred Mackenzie (St. Andrews) beat F. Scroggie (Carnoustie) by 2 up and 1 to play, and Robertson (Carn- oustie) beat V. A. Mackenzie (St. Andrews) by 5 and 4. After an exciting contest, Fred Mackenzie beat David Robertson in the final at the 21st hole, after a tie. THE SIRDAR WINS A MEDAL. Playing in the summer competition of the Dunbar Golf Club Sir F. R. Wingate (t? Sirdar) won the Duke of Roxbargh's medal, with a score of 89. less 18-71.
Water Polo. I I CARDIFF V. PLYMOUTH. I The Cardiff team are on tour in Devonshire, I and on Saturday meet the Plymouth Amar teurs, whom they defeated by four goals to one. There was a good deal of fowling, but Cardiff were faster, and handled with greater dexterity. Coppock (two) and Sheridan scored in the first half, and Lamb (Plymouth) and P. Radmilovic put the ball through in the second half. Final score:— ￼ Goals. I Cardiff .?.?. 4 I Plymouth .? 1 PENARTH V. RAVENSBOURNE (LONDON). Aquatic sports were held at the Penarth Baths on Saturday evening. The chief attrac- tion was a water-polo match between Ravens- bourne (London) and Penarth. The homesters won the toss and defended the deep end Jones was fimt on the ball, and sent over to Thomas, the latter scoring within a minute of the start. Cutcliffe secured on the throw in, but his pass to Bates was intercepted by Jones, and the latter getting away sent in a shot which Oolman failed to stop. Woods shortly afterwards scored a. goal for the visi- tors, which was followed by another by Cut- cliffe. The teams crossed over with the scores level. In the second half the visitors played a more superior game than Penarth, Cutcliffe scoring two goals and Blake and Woods one each. On the call of time Thomas scored for ¡ Penarth. Final scorf-- GoaJa. I :18. ) Penarth .?.?? 3 A team race between, the clubs ended' in a win for the homesters by 15yds. A polo match between Penarth Juniors and Y.M.O.A. Juniors (Cardiff) was won by the latter by two goals to nil.
Lawn Tennis. j I lawn Tennis.. I BRITISH PLAYERS IN AMERICA. I The British lawn tennis team, which recently arrived in. America to make a fur. I ther attempt to capture the Davia Inter- national Cup, won singles and doubles in the finals of the inter-state tournament on Satur- day, H. L. Doherty defeating Clothier, of Philadelphia, by 6-4, 6-0, and R. F. Doherty and, H. L. Mahoney beating R. D. and G. L. Wrenn by 6-4, 1-6. 6-0, 5-7, 1M. The latter vic- tory is discouraging to followers of lawn tennis in America, ae the Wrenns are mem- bers of the United States team whioh is to I t defend the cul).-Reuter.
I Yachting.. | Yachting.. THE SEAWANHAKA OUP. The races for the Seawanhaka6 Cup con. eluded on Saturday, the Canadian yacht Thorella repeating her two previous successes by again easily defeating the challenger Kolutoo, of the Manchester (New Hampshire) Yacht Club.-Reirter.
THE NAVAL MANCEUVRES. Torpedo Flotilla at Milford! Haven. Our own reporter on board the flagship Northampton writing on Sunday says:- The navel manosuvres open to-day (Monday). Although this ship is the flagship of the Mÿford Haven flotilla, very little is known of what form the manoeuvres will take. The engineers are under orders to have steam up at midnight, and at one a.m. the boats will put to sea. With the battle- ships and cruisers engaged in the South Atlantic, the manoeuvres in the Irish Sea will be confined to the lesser and more active vessels of the Navy, torpedo gunboats, destroyers, and torpedo-boats. No doubt, we shall have practical illustrations of how for- midable these.puny looking, but wonderfully active, boats can be in actual warfare. The Irish section of the torpedo fleet has its head- quarters at Kingstown and bases at Belfast, Waterford, and Queenstown. The torpedo craft on that side of the Channel includes 37 destroyers and some half-dozen torpedo gun- boats, with various larger vessels out of com- mission depots. On the English side the headquarters are at Hollyhead, under Captain Egerton. on the Devastation, who has under him 24 destroyers, 37 torpedo-boats, and ten torpedo gunboats, besides depot vessels. Here at Milford Haven we have, under Cap- tain Horsley, torpedo-boats from Nos. 98 to 112, the last-named being disabled. Two tor- pedo-boats at Lock Ryan have also been in collision and are disabled, so that =.in Egerton's fleet has been reduced by three. The bases are at Lock Ryan, off the Scottish Coast, Milford Haven, and the Scillies. At Milford Haven, besides the torpedo-boats 98 to 112, there are several torpedo gunboats and destroyers. Four destroyers have just been signalled to strengthen the flotilla, so that a formidable fleet will put to sea soon after midnight from Milford Haven. There will be considerable risk in putting out. There is a strong gale blowing and a rough sea, and as all lights will be out and the utmost silence prevail, it will be fortunate if there is no mishap. The boats here have all been com- missioned for these manoeuvres and the men on board obtained from the Naval Reserve. The majority of the other boats of the fleet, however, are in regular commission and con- stantly exercising. On this side the Channel the fleet is known as the Red, and on the Irish eide, where Captain Dicken is in com- mand, the vessels form the Blue fleet. At Scilly the detachment of the Red fleet is wholly composed of destroyers which can make their 30 knots and upwards an hour. The manoeuvres have been specially designed to test the powers of the smaller vessels, with their torpedoes, an,d to ascertain in what way their effectiveness could be used in actual I warfare, or how they could be evaded. What will be the exact form taken, however, is not at present known. There will, probably, be an effort on the part of certain flotillas to unite and other flotillas will endeavour to prevent a junction. The Northampton will not go out, but will remain as signalling ship. As the operati-ons will probably take place at no great distance from Milford Haven, cap- tured vessels will, probably, be sent back here On Saturday the men were given shore-leave freely, and many of them enjoyed games at cricket and football. Leave was also given freely on Sunday, but all were aboard early. A contingent of the Submarine Miners (Severn Division), stationed at Cardiff, have been commanded to assist the regular forces in connection with the manoeuvres. The contingent will consist of eight engine- drivers and twelve electricians. The men will remain at Milford for fifteen days, instead of attending the camp at Barry Island. They will be under the superintendence of Captain Edwards and Lieutenant Lewis. These are the first Volunteers who have been called to assist the Regular forces. Admiralty Rules. I The Admiralty on Sunday night issued the rules which have been drawn up for the tor- pedo craft manoeuvres. Tlie Blue side terri- tory extends from Malin Head to Brow Head inclusive on the East Coast of Ireland, and Carrickfergus, Kingstown, Waterford, Lundy Island, and Queenstown are to be considered as defended Blue parts, each of which, except Lundy, is the headquarters of a flotilla. No Red vessel of any kind is to enter the limits of the first four of these ports at night, or approach within 8,000 yards of those limits by day. The Red side territory extends along the West Coast of Great Britain from the Mull of Oantyre to the Scilly Islands inclusive, and Loch Ryan. Holyhead, Milford Haven, and the Scilly Islands are to be considered as defended Red ports. No Blue vessel is to enter the limits of these ports except Milford Haven, or approach within 8,000 yards of those limits by day. The object of the Red side will be to torpedo the four Blue cruisers. As these vessels are supposed to represent part of a larger cruiser force out of reach, which can substitute other ships for them if destroyed, the effort is to be made- every 24 hours, count- ing from noon to noon, commencing at noon to-day (Monday), and when successfully attacked they are only to remain out of action till the noon following. The object of the Blue side will be to render the Ilea. safe for Blue cruisers by putting as many of the Red side out of action as possible in the time at their disposal- On both sides, however, the operations must be considered as an experi- ment to ascertain the conditions of torpedo craft warfare as far as is practicable in peace manoeuvres, and not as a question of defeat or victory for either side.
LONDON GIRL MURDERED. I Young Man Charged with Killing His Sweetheart. Shortly after midnight on Saturday a pain- ful tragedy was enacted at No. 1. Hawlev- crescent, Chalk Farm-road, Camden-road, Lon- don, where a young woman named Alice Mut- ton, aged eighteen, had been staying at the house of the parents of her young man, named John Aglington, aged 23, a private in the Middlesex Regiment. Two of Mutton's Bisters called at the house to persuade her to return home, and in reply to their represen- tations she said, "Let me stop. He does not. want me to go home." Shortly afterwards, it is stated, young Aglington was heard to say that he wished to speak to deceased in thi; back yard, whence he proceeded, followed by Miss Mutton. A few moments later the latter rushed into the forecourt of the house, said "Oh! Mill, oh! Mill," to her sister, and then fell dead from a terrible wound in the throat. Aglington, it is alleged, had by then dis- appeared, and it was not until about six o'clock on Sunday morning that he was found. He was formally charged with the murder at the police-station, and made no reply. A young woman was found seriously injured with her throat cut, at Rotherham on Satur- day night, and a young man has been arrested.
The Strand Magazine" for August con- bains a, striking article on the methods of picture forgers. Queen Alexander is the sub- ject in the series, "Sovereigns I have Met"; and Tammer's camp-fire yarn is a thrilling story of the Southern Soudan, yclept The Bridge of a Thousand Lives." "The Captain" and Wide World" are full of good things. August "Sunday Strand is the summer num- ber of that magazine, and contains, amongst other interesting items, Curious Presents to Clergymen," i.e., gifts of burglar and hooli- gan paraphernalia surrendered by repentant lawbreakers. Newnes also publich in weekly parts the "Century Book of Gardening," a veritable encyclopaedia of advice and informar tion. A sensational issue by the same firm is Secrets of Monte Carlo" (6d.), a story of the wild-eyed gambler and his fate. I THE MOST FASHIONABLE RESTAURANT 4 TEA Booms In Walea-Varied menu, redued=okwy, and waft =04? prloee.—Tte Dorothy. gatfiff.
SPORTING NEWS. -0 Programme To-morrows BRIGHTON MEETING. I —The HASSOCKS PLATE of 200 sove; weight for age; allowances; win- ner to be sold for 200 sovs. Six furlongs. -The BRIGHTON STAKES (handica-P) of 500 sovs; winners extra. One mile and a half. ys !t Ib ys ft Ib Duke of Portland's Caro .Mr G Lambton 4 9 8 Mr G Parrott's C'erillo .Privaw 4 9 3 Lord Ellesmere's Joshua J Dawaon49 2 Duke of Devonshire's Mormon Goodwin 4 9 1 Lord Derby's Andrea Kerrara ..Mr G Lambton 5 9 0 Mr M FitzGer-ild's Blue Streak Morten 4 8 12 Mr J B Joel's Morris Dancer Morton 4 8 12 Lord Hamilton of Dalzell's Valve Robinson 3 8 10 Mr E Foster's Coldra J Dawson 4 E 8 Lord Dunraven's Morganatic .R Sherwood 4 8 7 Lord Hamilton of Dalzell's Rathburne Bobinson 4 8 6 Lord Carnarvon's Mountain Rose Greusil 3 8 8 Mr R Croker's Liquidator A Clement 4 8 5 Sir E tassel's St. Antonius Mr Y Lambton 4 8 4 Mr C Hibbert's Lucinda w Niehtingall 5 8 4 Mr J Buchanan's Kano Major Edwards 3 8 2 Duke of Devonshire's Alp. aoocwln 3 8 0 Mr S B Joel's Happy Match. C Peek 4 7 13 Mr A James's Shellmartin R Marsh 4 7 12 Duke of Devonshire's Slowburn Goodwin a 7 7 Mr L de Rothschild's Cormac. Watson 3 7 4 Mr M B Pizzey's Phulnana T Sherwood 3 7 1 Mr A Walton's Mat Salleh Gibson 5 7 0 Duke of Devonshire's Patchouli Goodwin 3 7 0 —The MARINE PLATE (handicap) of 300 eovs; winners extra. T. Y .C. (about five furlongs). ys st lb Mr A Cohen's Master Willie H Chandler a 9 9 Lord Carnarvon's Mauvezin Greusil a 9 2 Mr A M Singer's O'Donovan Rossa..Mr Davies 6 8 0 Mrs Sadlier-Jackson's Ferriera In Ireland a 8 0 Mr R Mount's Duke of Magenta Brarme 4 7 12 Mr G Thursby's Indian Corn .Duke 6 7 H Mr F Hardy's Wild Night Again .Bates 4 7 10 Mr J S Curtis's Star of Hanover Prince 679 Sir Eldon Gorst's Pansy Masters J Day 3 7 8 Mr J Craig's Winnipeg .Roblnson 6 7 8 Lord Howard de Walden's Altnabreac ..Beatty 5 7 7 Mr J Best's Patientia.H Darling 3 7 7 Sir E Vincent's Clairetta .R Day 3 7 5 Duke of Devonshire's Lady Burgoyne..Goodwin 3 7 2 Lord Howard de Walden's The Pagan Beatty 3 7 1 Mr R Croker's St. Patrick's Day A Clement 3 7 0 Mr Murray Griffith's Angel Court G Allen 470 Mr R Lake's Country Lass E Cookson 3 6 13 f;ignJctrk' J Dawson36131 Mr W C WhitMv's Ayrshire Beauty..Hu?ins 6 H Mr J Musker's Matterhorn Gilbert36121 Mr S B Joel's Miss Doris C Peck 3 6111 Mr L de Rothschild's All Hot .Watson 3 610 Mr R Croker's Milen-y Clement 3 6 10 Duke of Devonshire's Devoniensis Goodwin 3 8 8 Mr G Thursby's Blowing Stoae .Duke 3 6 7 Sir E Vincent's Jacqueline .R Day 3 6 7 Mr Foxhall Keene's Cheiro ..}Ir Davies 4 6 7 —The ALFRISION PLATE of 100 eovs, for horses that have never won up to the time of starting; weight for age; allowances. One mile. ys st lb Mr S Henry's' Butterwort.. Kelly 4 9 4 Mr Foxhall Keene's Cheiro. Mr Davies 4 9 0 Lord Clonmen's Lady Linton W Stevens 4 8 11 Mr W Raphael's St. Medoc Watson 3 3 11 M? R Sherwood's Chalo Owner & B 4 Duke of Westminster's Mailed Fist..J Cannon A 8 4 Lord EUemere's Constable J Dawson, 3 8 4 Duke of Devonshire's Flying Ivy Goodwin 3 8 1 Major J D Edwards's Girsha. Owner 3 8 1 Lord Hamilton of Dalzell's Ebbsfleet..Robinson 3 8 1 Mr J C Metcalfe's Lady Malta. T Sherwood 4 8 1 Mr H J King's Wild Flora Leach 3 8 0 —The HENFTELD PLATE (selling ha.n- dicap) of lv rovs; winners extra.; winner to be sold for 100 sovs. One mile. ys st lb Mr S Henry's Egmont Kelly 5 9 0 Mr C Hibbert's Royal Rouge W Nightingall 5 8 10 Mr C F Young's Marcotint 8ergeant 4 8 9 Mr H J King's Amurath Leach a 8 8 Mr C Mbrbey's Riverside II J Cannon 3 8 3 Mr R H Henning's Rainfall Mr Peebles382 Mr D J PuUingers Lady Cull Mr Murray 4 7 12 Mr H E Randall's Margo.Sadler, jun. 4 7 1C Mr W G Stevens's Scotch Swallow Owner 4 7 8 Mr C Wood's AuchnaJrec Owner 4 7 7 Mr W Nichols's g by Cabin Boy-Love Bird Batea 477 Mr J Buchanan's Red Lamp Major Edwards 3 7 4 Mr A Walton's Tchega Gibson 4 7 0 —The OVINGDEAN PLATE of 103 sovs, for two year olds; colts 8st 121b, fillies and geldings 8st 91b; winners extra. T.Y.C. (about five furlongs). lit Ib Duke of Devonshire's Lady Angela Goodwin 9 0 Mr D E Higham's Addlestane Mr Gilpin 8 12 Mr T Simpson Jay's Ocean Sadler, jun. 8 12 Mr Knowies's f by Blue Green-Miss Archer Robson 8 9 Mr R Sherwood's Mttrahineh Owner 8 9 I Sir Erneet Cassel's Bicarbonate Mr F Lambton 8 9 Mr R Dalgliesh's Santa Superga J Dawson 8 9 Mr H Bottomley's c by May Dnke—The Cripple ?.th 87 I Duke of Devonshire's c by Cam pan—Red Wing II. Goodwin 8 7 Mr R H Hennfnr's Retrieve Mr Peebles 8 7 Mr J B Joel's Cabman Morton 8 7 Mr H J King's Plombieres Leach 8 Mr H Lambert's Hurtle C Wruugh 8 4 Mr C Morboy'a f by Vir-tor Wild—Silver Chain J Cannon 8 4 Mr J Musker's Rosemart. Gilbert 8 4 Capt. J Orr-Ewing's Wrinkles J Powney 8 4 Mr L de Rothschild's Lancet. Watson 8 4 Mr Russel's Orme Shore J Waugh84 I Mr J Buchanan's Goggles Major Edwards 8 4 Mr F F Cartwright's Maiden Policy..Leader, jun. 8 4 —The CORPORATION PLATE of 300 sovs, for two year olds; colts 9st, fillies 8st 111b; winners extra; allowances. T.Y.C. (about five furlongs). st lb Mr T W Blenklron's c by Pdde-peg-sway lb W Nlghtintrail 9 0 Sir E Vincent's Midshipman R Day 9 0 Lord Wolverton's c by St. Serf-Wee Agnes Private 8 9 Mr H Bottomley's c by Kilcock—Gentle Ida. Batho 8 9 Mr Dobell's Royal Palm.0 Waugh 8 9 Mr George Edwanlos's Kalmta Major Edwards 8 9 I Major J D Edwardes's Chronoe Owner 8 9 Mr Fairie's Chataw&y J Canuon89 Capt. J G R Homfray's Cocksure R Sherwood 8 9 Mr A M Singer's c by Matchmaker—Lottie Hampton Mr Davjeg 8 9 Mr D Symons's Lord Mllner Sherrard 8 9 Mr R Sherwood's Maldon. Owner 8 9 Mr C S Newton's c aD¿oo;:ü:Wbiië'v 8 9 Btoekwell 8 9 Mr L Pilkington's Wayfarer. Thorpe 8 9 Mr M Ptzzey's AvtgBun. Owner 8 9 JP1zW;g:iii:1ir 'i?u' Mr L de Rothschild's Catgut .Wateon 8 8 Sir S Lockhart's f by Juggler—Magdala J Dawson 8 8 Mr Lambton's Uncle Marcus Owner 8 6 Mr R Sherwood's Glassweed Owner 8 6 Mr R S Siavier's Mystic Shade. Private 8 6 Mr Whitney's f by Meddler-Edith Gray Huggins E 6 Mr W 0 Whitney's Early Rose.Luggin3 8 6 Mr F Gretton's f by Rightaway-Aurora Porter 8 6 Mr J B Joel's Angelic Morton 8 6 Mr S B Joel's Mediate c Peck 8 3 Mr F Gretton's f by Right&way-Gulden Porter 8 3 Mr J Musker's Bessie Brown. Gilbert 8 3
SPORT OF THE DAY I In the "Windsor August Handicap Caper's weight is 7..st 111b. The weight appeared in the last Calendar as 7at 71b. Red Lily is one of two Kempton Cannon haa aaked Mr. Brassey to release him from riding; the other is San Terenzo. Neither will go for him. By virtue of the victories of St. Amant and Fiancee at Goodwood, St. Frusquin now heads the list of winning sires for the presefct season with £ 19,792. Only thrice since they were established in 1840 has one horse carried off the Stewards' Cup and the Chesterfield Cup in the same year, these instances, being Turnus in 1850, Croagh iPatrick in 1860, and Midlothian in 1878. The new Goodwood stands will run in one continuous building, from where the old stand now is to be the paddock. The press stand will be near the weighing room and telegraph office. A part of the new edifice will be given up to boxes and stalls, and proper luncheon- rooms will be provided. At the meeting of the Turf Club, held at the Curragh last week, the proposed addition to the rules giving the starter power to declare a etart no start in case of any failure of the starting-gate was adopted. Other contem. plated changes, giving the stewards of the Turf Club more drastic and extended powers of control over all frequenters of race meet- ings, was postponed for consultation with counsel. After the decision of the King's Plate at the Curragh on Saturday, the stewards called upon Mr. J. C. Sullivan for an explanation as to the running of Winkfield's Charm as compared with the form he showed in the Kirwan Stakes at the previous meeting. Having heard Mr. Sullivan and received evidence from Mr. J. H. H. Peard, veterinary surgeon, under whose I treatment the horse had been prior to his running in the Kirwan Stakes, and also the evidence of the trainer and jockey, the stewards accepted the explanation. The Lincoln Race Committee have become the owners of the land recently rented for the j purpose of completing the straight mile. The property, which comprises a little over eighteen acres, was offered for sale by auction, and was withdrawn at a. bid of £1.150, offered by Mr. C. Brook on behalf of the race com- mittee. Yr. Brook had the refusal of the pro- perty at a price, but it was not until last week that a bargain was concluded between the vendor and the race committee. The price has not transpired. The aequiaitidh will give satisfaction to the sporting public, seeing that it will remove any fear of future Lincolnshire handicaps not being run over the straight ¡ mile.
Will Have it No woman who knows Fels- Naptha will have any other soap. That's why your grocer l offers you back your money, and nobody takes it. [ Fel3-N*ptb»39 WUsmstreetLfndarEC AFTER SEASON SALE. 1 —- All GARDEN FURNITURE to be cleared at SPECIAL j .DISCOUNT of 15 010 (os. in zC) off our well-known Low Prices. LAWN MOWERS from 14/- I GARDEN ROLLERS from 30/- GARDEN SEATSj from 10/6. il TENTS from 21/. LAWN VASES. HAMMOCK CHAIRS, &c. CROQUET. LAWN TENNIS. BOWLS. SKITTLES. &o. ■ j CROSS BROS., THE CARDIFF IRONMONGERS, S and 4, ST. MARY-STREET. AL5.2S6 Dose: ONE AT NiGfftf V,„ MUST take SOMETHING SOMETIMES; Take CARTER'S: 50 Years' Reputation. ?CARTB?S ￼ j ￼ ￼ A_ Cure' lTTLE J ￼ m N BILIOUSNESS. ES |« I ■■ 'SICK HEADACHE. Hfl I-V-ER VMf FURRED TONGUE. ■■ ■ B W** ?? INDIGESTION. ￼ PILL S SALLOW SKIN. CONSTIPATION PiU. DIZZINESS. ?.,? &Mtn?p!a. -?? I I \i L# 8m&II Don. They TOUCH theLIVER OnWPrica ] 8enuine Wrapper Printed on 1 ?.TE PAPER. BLUE LETTERS.- ￼ ￼ ???< iiooic ￼ ￼ ￼ ■B anttPLaaT MAetB?T aunzaT yzR?zor BN ] BB M?detwt&Bd HARD work, with the maximum of GOOD results. BB 1 ?n YOU CAN SEE TOUR WORK. Write for & Mm*ing on frMtr?L tS) j TOWN CLERK, CARDtP..j ■M KB USED BY BOROUGH ENGINEER. CARDIFF. mu F-AD CON8TABLE. CARDIFF. HB j MM SCHOOL BOARD, CARDtPF. MB j HB And In other offices of importance In the district. | HB 4MOS << ftr Bouth W^Ies nod 'Alonmewthshire.- BM j WESTERN MAIL LTD., CARDIFF. 1 1 READY TO-DAY. "EVENING EXPRESS" CARDIFF 2 id A 13 O id. TIME TABLES, Diary, & Record of Local Events FOR AUGUST, 1903. < ORDER AT ONCE FROM YOUR NEWSAGENT, OR FROM The "EVENING EXPRESS" OFFICE, CARDIFF, NEWPORT SWANSEA, MERTHYR, BRECON. "jl
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BENEDICTINE MONKS IN ENGLAND It is stated that the English Benedictine monks from Don, the Roman Catholic oom- munity recently expelled from France, have purchased the house and grounds known as Leasowe Castle Hotel, overlooking the Mersey Channel, on the Cheshire side. They are expected to take possession nextOotober. Lea?owe Castle was formerly the residence of the Cust family, and also the Derby family, and was frequently visited by Royalty. It is beautifully situated midway between New Brighton and Hoylake.
LAWYER'S THREE WIVES A divorce suit begun in Brooklyn on Satur- day discloses (according to the Sunday Dispatch ") that Baldwin F. Strauss, a wealthy lawyer who disappeared last April, main- tained, according to legal papers jost filed, separate establishments for three wives. The third wife, who is wealthy in her own right, is the petitioner in the present suit. The second wife's establishment was maintained part of the time in Brooklyn, and the rest in Loudon, England, where her three sons were educated. The second wife was for. merly Estelle L. Ainsworth, who learned in 1890 hat her husband had another wife in a New York suburb, and then got a divorce. Later Strauss is alleged to have taken his third wife. He installed her in a costly Brooklyn home, and for tweive years she lived in ignorance until last January, when she discovered that her husband had another alleged wife in a handsome residence in New Jersey. The whereabout of Strauss are un- krown. He had an income of 28,000 annually.
BAND CONTEST AT PONTYPRIDD I A second-class braes band contest was held on Saturday afternoon on the Ynysangharad Grounds, Pontypridd, in connection with the Penrhiw and Maritime Band. The test piece was Wright and Bound's overture, "Prince and Peasant," and the adjudicator Mr. Jesse Manley- The chairman of the committee was Mr, W. J. Davies, manager of the Penrhiw and Maritime Collieries, and the secret&rial work was entrusted to Mr. W. Goodard. The adjudicator stated that the playing was a. fair sample of the playing of bands of this class, and that the first prize was easily. won. The awards were:—1st prize and soprano and bass prize, Plymouth Workmen's Band (conducted by Mr. Bentley); 2nd, and horn medal. Great Western Colliery (conducted by Mr. Roberts); 3rd, and euphonium medal, Cwmpark Silver Band (Mr. Badcliffe): and' 4th, Lewis Merthyr Colliery Band (Mr. Dawson). The other com- peting bands were Gilfachgoch, Vochriw, Pen- tre Volunteers, and Caerphilly.
OUTINGS I AN INEXPENSIVE AND READY-PBEPAKED I LUNCHEON. t Daring the vacation suppose you cook less and play more. Grape-Nuts, the cereal food that makes breakfast so easy to get all the year round, is the ideal food for that purpose. Grape-Nuts is thoroughly cooked at the factory by food experts, and is always ready to serve with the addition of cream or milk (some use condensed njilk). You can save yourself by its use the heat from cooking and the time and exertion necessary to pre- pare other food. Its high nutrition gives strength and nourishment without the internal beat of meat and other heavy food, and it keeps the temperature of the body cool and comfort- able its delicious flavour pleases every- palate. Picnicker and cajnper, as well as the house- wife preparing the regular meals at home, can pass a pleasant and enjoyable summer by the use of this ready prepared and easily-digested food, and will miss thenans.1 heavy and sluggish feeling generally felt in hot weather. Many pleasant ways of changing the form of use found in recipe book in each packet. Grocers sell at 7d per packet. E10654
GENERAL FRENCH AT WEST I BROMWICH Lieutenant-general Sir John French visited West Bromwich on Saturday to formally open the Volunteer Drill-hall, and tcr present war medals to fourteen men of the local Volunteer Active Service Section. The Corporation took advantage of the visit to present General French with the freedom of the borough. In accepting this the General said the great lesson of the war was that every able-bodied man must take his share in the defence of the country. The second lesson had reference to the value of the Volunteer force in the field, but a point he placed even above, all others was the importance of peace training.
PROVED BEYOND DOUBT. To the active, heaJthy man or woman, life is joy; to the weak and ailing it is a. burden. Dyspeptics are invariably miserable folk. The fact is, our stomachs make or mar us, as surely as the use of Mother Seigel's Syrup cures indigestion and makes our stomachs equal to their task. The truth of tnat has been proved beyond doubt by the testimony of thousands who ha.ve tried it. among whom is Mr. B. Scott, of Tayphen-terraee, Bury St. Edmunds, who suffered severely f-om in- digestion and says that Seigel's Syrup was the only medicine that afforded permanent re- lief. He adds, My wife took Seigel's Syrup for aasemia. and is now the picture of health." -&1UIIi9
CALIFORNIAN CONVICT AT BAY A telegram from New York yesterday states that ten of the fifteen prisoners who broke from gaol at Folsom, California, last Monday, were brought to bay yesterday at Placerville, a large mining town about 53 miles from Folaom. A sheriff's posse discovered the con- victa entrenched in a thicket, and called on them to surrender. The reply was a rifle volley, which wounded the sheriff. Desultory firing then took place on both sides, when the posse started to charge the prisoners. They had got but half-way to the thicket when three of their number fell dead, and the rest retreated. In the confusion the convicts beat a retreat, carrying with them two of their comrades who had been hurt. They took refuge in the buildings of the Grand Vic- tory Mine, and after loopholing the struc- ture, held back a crowd of several hundred miners who tried to carry the improvised fortress by storm. The convicts are still hold- ing out, and it has been decided as a last resort to set the buildings on fire, and give the prisoners the choice of coming out and being shot or of being burned to death.
A VALUABLE DEAD MONKEY A Paris telegram gives an interesting story of the find of bank-notes and securities of great value. An old sailor named Kerlec, who had been infeoeipt of poor relief for some years, was found dead in his room with a stuffed monkey clasped in his arms. The animal when alive used to answer to the name of "Fifine," and was its master's only com- panion. Since its death a few months ago Kerlec had been much depressed. The old sailor was buried yesterday, and after the funeral a neighbour was examining the dead monkey out of curiosity, and discovered a slit in the skin from which he drew a piece of paper bearing a. few words written by Kerlec asking pardon of those who Jiad given him money, and stating that he was in no want, but wae afraid of burglars and preferred to pass as a beggar. He added that he had no relatives, and did not care what became of his money. This moved everyone present to lay individual claim to the dead monkey, from whose interior they drew 5,000f. in bank-notes. They became impatient to see what else poor "Fifine" contained, and nearly tore it in half in their eagerness. This time they were re- warded with a bundle of securities worth 25,000f.
WALTHAMSTOW SHOOTING A petition for the remission of the sentence of penal servitude for life passed on William Allen at the Old Bailey has been forwarded to the Home Secretary. Allen had been keep- ing company with a young woman named Lily Staple ton, but she decided to have no nx" to do with him. When she told him so he produced a revolver and flrod at her twice, and then fired in his own mouth. The girl was staying at her aunt's at Wal- t hams tow, and her uncle ran down and was able to restrain Allen, but only after a struggle got the revolver away.
COLONIAL BROKER AND OFFICER'S I WIDOW Before Mr. Horace Smith, at Westminster, on Saturday, John Henry Goodwin, Colonial broker, was charged with assaulting Mrs. Lillian Graham Pearse, a young lady residing at Chelsea, widow of the late Major Graham Pearse, 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment. It appears that the prosecutrix had con- siderable independent means, and was a member of the Sandringham and New Century Clube. In July oj last year she was introduced to the prisoner, and in April this year there was a promise of marriage. Before the end of May Mrs. Pearse decided to give defendant up, and told him that she declined to have anything more to do with him. Since that time be had publicly insulted her and threatened her. On Friday morning she had to seek the protection of the police at her house, but defendant got in by the back way after the departure of the constable and I' most violently assaulted the lady. jC remand was ordered, prisoner being I allowed bail in LW.
ATTEMPTED CHILD MURDER At the Hampstead Dispensary yesterday I' an inquest was held on the body of a newly- born male child, found on the platform at Loudoun-road Station. It was wrapped in brown paper, two copies of "Lloyd's" news- paper, and a red and blue striped petticoat. The medical evidence showed that there had been will neglect at birth, and a verdict of I "Wilful murder was returned against some person or persons unknown.
HE SERVED 90:000 SUMMONSES I On his retirement from the position of war- rant officer at Marlborough-atreet Police-court Sergeant Pegg was the recipient of a silver tea. service and a. cheque. He estimates that during his thirteen ytefcr* and half service as warrant officer he has, with the aid of his assistants, served about 90,000 summonses.
TIRED OF TROWERI Oil Merchant's Love Affairs. HOLIDAYS ON SIX SHILLINGS A WEEK. At Leeds Assizes on Saturday an action for breach of promise was brought by Mary Eliza- beth Trower, aged 30, of Slaithwaite, against Fielding Haigh, oil merchant and flock dealer, of the same vallage. Plaintiff, who was quietly dressed in black, said defendant had courted her eight years, seeing her almost every night. At holi- day times defendant took her to the seaside with him, and in this way they had ten days together at Douglas and Blackpool. In 1900. he gave her an engage- ment ring, regretting at the time it was not the wedding ring. Last Christmas, however, a. strange coolness was perceptible in defen- dant's manner towards her. &he asked what was the matter, and he replied he was getting a bit tired of courting. He asked what kind of a Christmas she had had in his absence, and when she said, I have had a very poor one," his rejoinder was: "Oh, I have never had a better Christmas in all my lite." Plaintiff added she thought that a very strange observation. (Laughter.) Last March he repeated he was tired of courting, and never came to see her again. Cross-examined, plaintiff admitted that her mother disliked defendant, and on that account they had to do their courting at her brother's house. Plaintiff's sister-in-law, in giving evidence, said defendant once remarked he would always respect her and her husband for let- ting him get his foot under their- table. (Laughter.) Defendant, in cross-examination, said he had only 68. a week at the time he treated plaintiff to a holiday at Douglas and Black- pool. Mr. Mellor: Do you mean to say you did all that on 6s. a week? Defendant: Yes, sir. Mr. Mellor: Well, I wonder she is alive to tell the tale. (Laughter.) Plaintiff was awarded £60. The Judge: That is rather heavy, gentle- men. How is he going to pay £ 60?
RAILWAY FATALITY NEAH NEWPORTI At an early hour on Sunday the dead body of Richard Criddle, an engine-driver in the employ of the Alexandra Dock and Railway Company, aged 50, of 21, Frederick-street. Newport, was found on the Great Western Railway, near what is known as the Light- house Bridge, about three miles west of Newport. How he got to the spot where he was found is not known, as he had no busi- ness there. His head and left shoulder had been smashed in, evidently by the impact of a passing train. Exactly at what time the mishap occurred is also not known. It can only indefinitely be placed at somewhere between 8.30 on Saturday night and three o'clock on Sunday morning. The body was first seen by an engine-driver running between Swindon and Llantrisant.
P.olo, Running, Aquatics; Yachting, &c. ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM FAR AND NEAR. » Tredegar. I Tredea.r. A capital programme of foot and cycle races was gone through on the Recreation Ground. Tredegar, on Saturday afternoon, under the auspices of the football club. Messrs. T. C. Graham, Newport; T. J. Price, L. Hall, J. Evans, A. W. S. Bennett. and J. Harrhy officiated as judges; Messrs. H. Packer, New- I port, and J. Morgan, Tredegar, as starters, and Mr. George Thomas, Newport, as time- keeper. The handicapping in the open events was done by MeasTs. C. Herbert, A.A.A.. Lon- don, and R. J. Brind, N.C.U., Cardiff. Mr. L. Howells was chairman of the committee, Mr. F. Rowland treasurer, and Messrs. J. Miles and W. O. Hardwick hon. secretaries. Events:- 120 Yards Boys' Handicap.—1st, J. Price, Bhymney; 2nd, T. E. Jones, New Tredegar; 3rd, W. J. Richards, Tredegar. 120 Yards Local Handicap.—1st, J. W. Taylor, Tre- degar F.C.; 2nd, S. Baines, Tredegar Church F.C.; 3rd, G. G. Powell, Tredegar Thursday F.C. Half-mile B;cvcle Handicap (Open).—1st, A. T. Haycock, Pontnewvnydd A.C.; 2nd, J. Davies, New- port A.C.; 3rd, T. H. Harries, Tredegar. Time, lmin. 14 4-5sec. 120 Yards Open Handicap.-lst, J. O. Beddoe, Aber- dare; 2nd, P. E. Jones, N6Wport; 3rd, J. Gorman, Newport. Time, 12sec. One Mile Bicycle Handicap (Open).-let, J. Davies, Newport; 2nd, A. Hodges, Beaufort; 3rd, A. T. Haycock, Pontnewvnydd. 440 Yards Open Handicap-Ist, J. K. Shaw, Black- heath Harriers; 2nd, J. Gorman, Newport; 3rd, J. W. Taylor, Tredegar. Time, 52set. Two Miles Bicycle Handicap (OpeW.-Ist, J. Daviea, Newport A.C.; 2nd, A. Hadg es, Beaufort; 3rd, A Jones, Victoria C.C. Time, 6min, 21 2-5sec One Mile Flat Handicap.—tat. T. W. BocMey, Crumlin; 2nd, W. H. Williajne, Newport; 3rd, T. Williams, Llanhilleth Harriers. Time, 4min. olaec. Morriston. The second annual amateur athletic sports and horseracing in connection with the Morris- ton Nursing Institute were held at the football ground on Saturday, and the entries were I numerous and the competitions keen. The following were the successful competitors:- I Three 3EIes Walking Match.-lst, Joe Jones, Tyr- peBny. Morr:ston; 2nd, cûtö' At33r;i I G. Ace, Swansea. 100 Yards Race (Boys).—1st, W. J. James, Morriston; 2nd, F. Elliott, Morriston; 3rd, F. Morgans. 120 Yards Flat tandicap.-Ist, D. R. Richards, Swan- sea; 2nd, C. Bennisson, Swansea; 3rd, It. W". G. Cor- field. One Mile Open -Cycle Handicap.—1st, T. P. Beynon, Swansea; 2nd, W. Beynon, Dunvant; 3rd, Alfred Rowe, Swansea. 440 Yards Flat Handicap.-Ist, W. F. Jowett, Swan- sea; 2nd, R. W. G. Corfield; 3rd, G. J. Davies, Herne Hill. Two Miles Open Cycle Handicap.—1st, T. P. Beynon, Swansea; 2nd, Albert Ace; 3rd, Jonathan Jenkins. Tug-of-War.-Plasmarl, near Swansea. Ambulance Competition.—1st, Swanse3 Hematite Am- bulance team. This competition was easily won by the victors, and were highly commended by the medical referees. Horse Trotting Match.-1st, Mr. Tom Evans, Swansea, "Sleepy"; 2nd, Mr. John Rees, Llansamlet, "Fox." Galloway Race.—1st, Mr. John Rees, "Fox"; 2nd, Mr. I Quin, Neath, "One Lamp." Cycle Races at Pontypridd. Two (lycle matches took place on the TafT Vale Park, Pontypridd, on Saturday evening. In the first the riders were W. Wadley, Cwm- twrch, and W. T. Davies, Aberdare, and the stakes iC.30 aside. Wadley was the winner, being first by a, few yards in the half-mile and two-mile events, Davies 4wintring the mile by half a wheel. Tom Davies and Ben Edwards, Clydach VaJc, followed, the stakes being £ 25 aside, and the Saiahee were very keen. The match ended in favour of Edwards, who won the quarter-mile and two-mile, but lost the half-mile. Only half a wheel divided the men each time.
Athletics. GOOD RUNNING BY SHRUBB. Alfred Shmbb. the cntry and one,] ToUr, and ten milee champion, &ooompUshed i =- ftt Awo=waqw -st? H=62=k m 0.*Ur. day, when he won the two miles handicap from scratch in 9min. 17 2-5sec., thus equalling W.. G. George's cinder path record, and also finished second to B. J. Blunden in the half-mile Sussex championship, the time for the latter event being lmin. 59-sec.
Quoits. BARRY SECONDS V. YSTRAD SECONDS. I These teams met at Ystrad on Saturday, I and, after an exciting game, the visitors were victorious by the narrow margin of two points. The following were the scores:- Barry Seconds. Ystrad Seconds. IF. Mattravers. 21 E. Fear 16 F. Bray. 21 J. Murphy. 19! R. Lewis. 8 W. Dowling 21 R. Co;:>k. 21 D. Lewis 9 T. Manning 11 J. Davies 21 E. Barrogr 21 M.Hopkina 8 A. J. Medcroft. 21 J. C. Evans 16 W.Turner 9 W. G. Ware 21 155 131 133 131
PECULIAR FATALITY AT FWAUN-CAE- GURWEN Some yceung men who were mushroom gathering at Gwaun-cae-Gurwen on Sunday morning found a man named Joseph Morgan, son of Mr. Morgan, Hendre Farm, near Panty- ffynon, lying on the footpath on Waunfawr leading to the Gwaun-cae-Gurwen Collieries. I He was in an unconscious condition, and on being taken to his lodgings, at Mr. J. Stan- non's at Tairgwaith, he died. Morgan was between 35 and 40 years of age.
I DEATH AFTER AN OPERATION An inquest on the body of a woman, named Alice Amelia Hale, who died after an opera- tion, was held at Lambeth on Saturday.— Charles Hale, the husband, stated that he had been married to the deceased nine months, during which time she had fair health. She sometimes complained of sore throat. On Fri. day week, as ehe appeared to have caught a oold, he called in a doctor, who found her suffering from a swollen throat. She subse- quently consented to an operation.—Dr. P. S. Hogg, of Lansdowne-road, Clapham, stated that when he wae called in on Friday week the deceased had an enlargement of the throat. He saw her daily, and on the Wednes- day witness decided to perform an operation for the purpose of removing an abscess. Dr. Ambrose administered chloroform, and the operation had been completed about fifteen minutes, when the deceased gave two gp8 and ceased to breathe. Artificial respiration was resorted to, but without avail.—Dr. Lad- wig Freyberger, the pathologist, who made an autopsy, said ther.e was a swelling of the throat, which almost closed the- larynx. Death, in his opinion, was due to suffocation from oedema of the larynx, following an abscess in the throat at a time when the deceased was suffering from an acute relapse of chronic Bright's disease. The operation, which did not affect the death in any way, was the only chance the deceased had.—-The jury returned a verdict of Death from natural causes."
THE WHIl AKER WRIGHT CASE 1 Special arrangements are being made at the Guildhall for the tria? of Mr. Whitaker ￼ Writ?t. who is expected to Appear on Wednes. dtiy??xt. ?
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