II RUNAWAY CONVICT.1 ) Cardiff Burglar Escapes ) i from Gaol. I! PRISONER DRESSES IN THE 1 GOVERNOR'S CLOTHES. The Devon County Gaol at Exeter was the keue of a sensational eecape on Saturday Afternoon. Only a few days previously Robert Graham, alias Brooks, who had been sen- to five years' penal servitude for the rdiff jewellery robbery, was received to I Undergo the first portion of his sentence before removal to Princetown, the convict I Establishment on the bleak eouth-weetern klOPes of Dartmoor. Graham's escape was Cleverly rtmceived and audaciously carried kuti, and when he regained his liberty he was faring the governor's coat. The governor of the prison (Captain Northy) was away on holiday at the time, and the officials, who 'Lre biting their lips with chagrin, are not bnnaturally exceedingly reticent as to the êllcaped convict's mode of procedure. But as the following facts there is practically no loubt. Graham was an expert carpenter, and kerns to have been almost at once drafted Into the carpenter's shop. This is a small Compartment with brick walls, and adjoins 'he governor's house, the front of he latter building being outside the frison walls and facing the carriage ftrive in front of the main entrance tO the prison. On Saturday the prisoner tns to have been the only workman in the crpenter's shop, and had full command of a ftue kit of tools, wood, nails, hammers and chiaels. The warder was not with him con- gruously, but had to pay him periodical visits "Ild there is no reason to believe he neglected bis duty in this respect. How so well known "nd dangerous a criminal as Graham came to have such a comparatively easy place after tlch a short stay in the prison is another Matter. It was a fact though that on the I Occasions of his many previous incarcerations |^e has b*en seemingly a model prisoner. But *? was given too much rope on this occasion, ??d between the visits of the warder dug out i bricks of the wall. and the noise he made *as taken no notice of, hammering being a 'tomary thing in that department of the ?aon. A piece or two of planking put, I ^Parently, carelessly against the wall every titne the warder looked in completely covered his handiwork, and Graham was to all 1 ILDDearances engrossed upon his legitimate task. When the hole was sufficiently large, there were other means of escape to be devised, 101: although notoriously cat-like and a clever tira.cker-be has never yet been caught red-handed in a long career of erime-Graham seems to have known 11-1 would require some scaling appa- ratna if he was to get clear of durance vile. And if he failed to break prison at Exeter there would be practically no hojje for him 4t Dartmoor. A plank of wood, a few cross Pieces, a handful of nails, and in double- click time he had an improvised ladder, light, easily carried or dragged after him, and just the thing for mounting a wall or baling a roof. Graham seems to have seized the proper moment for putting his desperate resolution into execution. Getting through tJ¡e hole he had made, and dragging his ladder after him, he found himself in a yard bounded by unpromising-looking buildings frora his point of view, and a fairly high wall. It was the work of a moment to mount the wall, crawl along the top, and get thence, ""ith the aid of the ladder, on to the roof If the governor's house. There was a eky- light in the roof, and expeditiously he got 10 work. It took next to no time to force an entry, and quickly Graham found him- self in the governor's hall, with hats and "(,at" belonging to Mr. Northy invitingly on I the pegs. Selecting a bowler and a long Mackintosh coat-very appropriate, as it was showery day at Exeter on Saturday-he ba.d only a few yards between durance vile nd liberty. But he did not go out through he front door as at first supposed. Whether be was disturbed is not known, but for some ?eason he seems to have gone into the draw- ￼ room and shut the door after him. Whether he ntered any other room is unknown, but a betir of the Governor's white flannel trousers is believed to be missing, and it is quite on the cards that in the drawing room Graham tlied them on. The Governor is a slightly taller man than Graham, but there is noth- ing out of the common in seeing white flannels j turned up at the bottoms on a dirty day. Wing to the Governor being away, the shut- ers of the drawing room window were closed. The window opens on to a large balcony. And now comes a remarkable point 111 the story, for Graham appears to have been seen from the outside—of course by no Qne in authority-to open the shutters and J*indow, step nonchantly out on to the halcony and walk leisurely away. Thirty or lorty yards and he was outside the entrance I to the drive, which is not guarded in any. m THE HUNT. I Graham was no stranger to Exeter, he hav- Ing served five years for a burglary committed ? Trimble's, the pawnbroker, there ?l 1896, and his knowledge of the Neighbourhood doubtless stood him in good stead. In five minutes he could have been in by-lanes entirely out of the city, and 1n the neighbourhood of the new county ticket ground, whence he could, easily get 511 the northern main roads. He is believed to have been seen in this direction about two hi ile8 from the city on Saturday evening, and all night strong forces of police and 4etectives were scouring the neighbourhood, ttt without result. On Sunday morning, on an unconfirmed report that a man answering Prisoner's description had been seen in Stoke >VOOds, only three miles from the c'ty, but "Illich would afford good cover, parties of Waters went through the woods from end to eild. All the main roads were patrolled, but "lithout remit. Graham was thought to be too tricky to show his whereabouts by h(use- breaking for food unless very lard passed. .Graham was arrested at Newton Abbot, Bixteen miles from Exeter, at 9.30 on Sunday ftight. He was stopped in the street by a. county constable, who found his con- vict's dress under the mackintosh he "'11.8 wearing. Graham admitted his identity, nd was placed in safe custody. He was wear- g a cap when arrested. Graham had gone in the exactly opposite direction io that 8Lrtticipated by the police, who were out all hight in vain search of the woods miles away from where Graham had gone. Graham will probably be brought before the magistrates at ewtön Abbot to-day (Monday).
I UNIVERSITY OF WALES. I I Principal Griffiths and the I t Vice-Chancellor. ￼ Principal Griffiths will assume the omce of N nee-chancellorship of the University of N Wales from September 1, and all correspon- t ?ence for the vice-chancellors should after I ?hat date be directed to the Vice-ChaneeUor's t ?tace, 5, Newport-road, (?rdi?.
I MOTOR-CAR ACCIDENT AT LLANISHEN I I ]Wn. Beale, an old lady, who had been "tialting Mrs. Batchelor, of Park Villa, Car- Qlff-road, Llanishen, on Sunday was crossing from the Cardiff-foad to the Station-road when Ohe was knocked down by a motor-car driven 3> a Mr. Newton. The latter at once stopped ?d rendered every service possible. 'Mrs. :eale was taken into Mr. James Stephens's ?Qse, and Mr. and Mrs. Stephens did all '?ey could for her. Dr. Allen Shiach was ?Qt for, and found the patient to be suffer- ?8 from concussion of the brain. A cab ""aa procured, and Mrs. Beale, who is 75 years lDf age. was taken to Cardiff to the house of her step-daughter, to whom she had been ()n a visit, at Corporation-road. She was Accompanied in the cab by Mrs. and Miss Cose- att. It' is stated that no blame can be Cached to Mr. Newton for the accident.
I THE CONCLAVE. I ￼ Cardinal Moran, Archbishop of Sydney, who I ?!« still on his way from Australia at the N ltne of the Conclave, arrived at Rome on N Saturday. His Eminence made detailed N Inquiries regarding the election of the Pope, I v^d declared that Pius X. was the kind of N OPe that Catholicism needed.—Renter.
I VENEZUELA ARBITRATION. I ￼ ? Great Britain will be represented at the |1 t I?rthcoming arbitration proceedings between t ?Qezaela. and the Powers by Sir Robert t w^Hay (Attorney-General) and Messr& Oohen N ?cha.rds and Arthur Larcom.ReutM )
STOP PRESS Latest Telegrams. "EXPRESS" OFFICE, 11.15 a.m. Tiri; 61t6man debt. Constantinople, Sunday.—It is generally considered here that the results obtained regarding the unification of the Ottoman Debt constitute a success for the efforts of the British Committee which met in Lon- don on Wednesday to consider the re- port of Mr. Eabington Smith.—Reuter. THE LATE LOUT) SALISBURY. DATE 6F THE FTXEBAL. The Pret Association's special cftrres- ,pëd6nt fit Hatfield telegraphing this rnorr^iig, states that although the date of Lord Salisbury's funeral has not yet been fixed, appearances fa-rour the selection of Friday. It is anticipated that a definite. announcement will be made some time to. day. The PINK EDITION of the Evening Express," on Sale at 6.15 p.m., contains all me news of the day up to that time, Includ- ing latest movements on London and Cardiff Stock Exchanges, Special Market Reports, Jjooal Charterings and Arrivals. <i ———— ■ —.
WELSH TIN-PLATE TRADE. Meeting of Steel Smelters at Swansea. The Employers' Association have agreed to a further meeting being held of the concilia- tion board, at which can be considered the suggestions submitted by the men's joint board for a settlement of the difficulty that now exists, and, consequently, notices have been sent out for a meeting at Swansea next Thursday. The position was considered by the steel smelters at a meeting at Swansea on Satur- day. The decisions come to by the various branches were dealt with, and it was stated that a preponderating majority were against giving way to the employers' demands. The deliberations were kept secret, but it is under- stood that, eventually, the question of Canadas and doubles, as well as the 2 per cent. waster questions, were referred back to the branches for re-consideration. Dismantling Steelworks. I The Trimsaran Iron and Steelworks, near K7d lly, are being entirely dismantled. The purchaser of the concern was Mr. H. M. Peel, of Swansea. Mr. Peel has also purchased the Kidwelly works, which will be dismantled shortly. Feeling at Llanelly. Strong hopes are now entertained in Llanelly that the threatened lock-out in the tin-plate trade will be abandoned. An im- portant meating of the Dockers' Union sec- tion of the workmen was held on Saturday night, at which a general feeling was ex. pressed in favour of coming to an amicable settlement if it is at all possible. A resolu- tion was passed suggesting that a ballot of the whole trade should be taken on the points in dispute, and that, in the meantime, work should go on without interruption until the result of the ballot is known. Lancashire Tin-Plate Trade. The tin-plate trade in Lancashire, as in South Wales, is extremely depressed. Large num- bers of men have been discharged or put on short time at work in various parts of South- east Lancashire. No material improvement is expected in the tin-plate industry until the Lancashire cotton trade improves, and the mills are put on full time again.
FISHGUARD REGATTA. Beautiful weather added to the success of Fishguard Regatta, aJid there was a large body of spectators on the heights overlooking the Bay. The yacht race over a. course of seven miles was won by Mr. Clarke's Freda. In rowing, Jim Thomas's Gazelle took first in both two-oared and single-oared events. Four-oared, coastguard's cutter, two-oared (boys'), T. Evans's (Btxlmor) Dawn; four-oared (boys'), Colonel Porter's Glance. Swimming:- 250 yards: 1st, Jack Rees, Burry Port; 2nd, T. Johns, Manorowen. 100 yards: 1st, Howard Evans; 2nd, Byron Da-viee, Fishguard. An attractive concert was held in the evening, followed by a cycle carnival. I
THE FRENCH GUNNERY EXPERI- MENTS. The Paris "Petit Journal" publishes a tele- gram from Brest stating that the Buffren's turret has been put slightly out of shape and its casing flattened, though inside only some incandescent lamp wire* were broken.— Reuter. 4
IPHANTOM FORTUNE.! Mdme. Humbert Reveals Her Secret. a PRISONER MAKES A REMARK- ABLE STATEMENT. The Humbert trial was resumed in Paris on Saturday. Maitre Hesse spoke in defence of Romain d'Aurignac. He dwelt on the affectionate devo- tion which Romain had for his sister, Madame Humbert, whom he regarded as a mother. Dealing with the flight of the Humberts, M. Hesse severely criticised M. Patenotre for having stated that he did not know Madame Humbert, when there was a letter from him in the sealed dosier thanking Madame Hum- bert for sending him flowers. He maintained that Romain d'Aurignac never played the role of Crawford. He pointed out that the magistrates, by their judgments and deci- sions, were the real authors of the Crawford affair, and declared that Romain d'Aurignac had always believed in the Crawfords, and he still believed in them, for he had seen them. Several witnesses had afUVmed the existence of the Crawfords, and they and their millions were alike real. It was, there- fore, impossible to find Romain d'Aurignac guilty. Maitre Hesse concluded by asking for the acquittal of Romain d'Aurignac. (Applause.) The President asked Frederic Humbert if he had anything to say. Nothing," replied the accused. The President then addressed the same question to Madame Humbert. At this point there was a general movement of attention, those in court leaning eagerly for- ward to catch every word which fell from the prisoner. Madame Humbert replied she had always been good and just in her dealings. She had suffered much, and had experienced great difficulty in her affairs. She spoke at some length, mentioning the names of several persons, and declaring that if the banker, Bernhard, had not committed suicide these misfortunes would not have happened, but the Crawfords had come down upon her. They had been unmerciful. She declared that she had lent her money to Bernhard without having informed her family. That was the cause of the misfortunes. She added: "I wish to tell you how I concerned myself with the origin of this fortune for the first time When President Fouchon intervened it was I alone who asked that the strong box should be opened, but when on the following day I asked Crawford's son to give me the fortune he refused to deliver the deeds to me, say- ing that I wanted to squander them." When she was going Crawford's son told her that Crawford was not his true name. After some digressions Madame Humbert continued: — My only sin is having lent enormous sums of money to M. Bernhard. It is impossible for the jury to condemn me, as I should not survive my condemnation for one day." After pausing for a moment Madame Humbert then proceeded to make the great revelation of which so much has been heard during the concluding portions of the trial. "When I asked young Crawford for his address he replied, You must know nothing. Our name is not Crawford. W", are not known under the name of Crawford.' 'Then tell me what is your name,' I said. 'The fortune,' he replied, 'was made during the war of 1870 by re-investments. The rente was then very low, and considerable amounts were bought. Pausing once more before giving utterance to the secret name, Madame Humbert at last said, The name is Regnier, the intermediary between Bazaine and the Germans. I had already had business transactions with a person named Regnier, who appeared to be a mysterious being, and who said to me, Pay attention, madame; do not confuse me with the notorious Regnier,' and that was how I suddenly learned the name of Regnier. I said nothing about it to Frederic. This is the first time," said Madame Humbert, and she spoke very emphatically, "that Frederic has heard that name. This I swear on the J head of my daughter. M. le President, what I say is true. The Crawfords exist, the fortune exists, and I, Madame Humbert, will bring an action against the Crawfords. Messieurs les Jures, I shall tell you nothing more. I shall content myself with telling you the fortune exists, and that I have never deceived anybody. There you have the Hum- bert affaire. That is the Crawford affaire. That is what all Paris, following the lead of the newspapers, has been laughing about, and, perhaps, it all comes from M. Valle uniting with the other lawyers and the repor- ters and deciding that the dismissal of M. Cattaui's action was not enough. As for myself, all I say is truth. I ask for my acquittal. I shall do my duty afterwards, .as I have always done it. The creditors will find me, but I promise you, messieurs, that if anyone offers me money I shall show him the door. i (Laughter.) As I have already said, I have absolute and complete confidence, and I now await my fate." Emile d'Aurignac: I know nothing of Regnier. Maitre Labori: All I know of Regnier in connection with the case was his name. (It will be remembered that Regnier was the intermediary oetween Bismarck and Marshal Bazaine, and that he was condemned to death in default by court-martial and disappeared.) M. Labori then made a last appeal to the jury to acquit the accused. Emile and Romain d'Aurignac declared that they had nothing to say, and after the President had read the 258 questions to be decided by the jury, the latter retired to con- sider the verdict. While they were doing so the accused were taken back into the room reserved for them. Frederic Humbert sank into a chair and blamed his wife for the revelations she had just made, saying that it was useless to add to his name the shame of treason. Madame Humbert, who was very pale, replied that it was a declaration she was bound to make, whereupon Romain d'Aurignac exclaimed that they had, indeed, covered themselves with dirt enough, and there was no need to splash more. The public, meanwhile, were discuss- ing Madame Humbert's revocations, the unanimous opinion being that, after all, she had led people to expect that her great secret was a regular fiasco. The name she uttered made no difference to her case whatever, and it would have been better for her to have been silent. The jury returned at half-past six. They found all the prisoners guilty on the counts of forgery, employment of forged documents, and fraud. On certain minor counts the prisoners wete found not guilty. The jury admitted extenuating circumstances. All four accused were found guilty on the charge of fraud in connection with the Rente Viagere. While the verdict was being read the faces of the accused became deadly pale. Maitre Labori raised three legal points:- first, he asked the court to put it on record that no question had been put to the jury regarding the prejudicial effect on the defence of the charges of fraud brought against Madame and M. Humbert, but not substan- tiated. His second point related to the evidence given by postal employes in viola- tion of professional secrecy, and to the refusal of the examining magistrate (M. Leydet) to give evidence. In the third place he asked the court to place on record the fact that M. Porcet (deputy-examining magis- trate) had heard witnesses whose depositions were afterwards signed by magistrates who were not present when they were made.. The Court granted all the applications, and proceeded to pass sentence, viz. Madame Humbert and Frederic Humbert, five years' solitary confinement each and 100 francs fine; Romain d'Aurignac, three years' imprison- ment, and Emile d'Aurignac, two years' imprisonment. The court rose at half-past seven. Madame Humbert and her husband embraced each other and thanked their counsel before being removed. On their reaching the prisoners' room there was a most affecting scene, the prisoners falling into one another's arms and embracing each other in silence. Then Madame Humbert, with her feelings still under perfect control, went up to the prison medical attendant and thanked him for his services. After this the prisoners were removed by the police.—Renter. MADAME HUMBERT'S REVELA- TION. The Paris "Temps," referring to Madame Humbert's revelation," says that the Regnier who Madame says was the alleged "Clmwfords" was born in Paris in 1822, and died at Ramsgate in 1836. He was condemned to death and loss of civil rights in default on September 20, 1874. He married again in England, his second wife being English. Regnier was in England when the Franoo- German War broke out. It may be added that no evidence hae been adduced at the trial to substantiate the view to which expression has been given in Paris that the Crawford millions constituted the bribe alleged to have been given by Prussia. to Marshal Bazaine for the surrender of Metz or the report that Madame Humbert is the daughter- of Bazaine. The latter became a fugitive from France after the war of 1870-1, and died in exug. 4
BALKAN BATTLES 1 Insurgent Garrisons Wiped Out. RUSSIAN FLEET ORDERED TO WITHDRAW. The villages of Bougi, Rokovo, and Armensko, near Florina, have been bombarded and the insurgent garrisons wiped out. At Bougi alone five hundred Bulgarians are reported to have been killed. The women and children had previously escaped to the mountains. In a fight at Ostrowo on the 19th inst. fourteen komitajis were killed and 37 wounded. In another encounter near Okshrida 217 Bulga- rians are said to have been killed. An im- portant action is proceeding at Ucar, near Florina. The commandant there has sent in haste for twelve battalions from Monastir.— Renter. Rumours are being persistently circulated in Sofia of alarming massacres in Monastir. No confirmation, however, is obtainable.— Renter. In consequence of the prompt satisfaction given by Turkey to e demands made by Russia, the Russian squadron has been ordered to return from Iniada Bay to Sebas- topol.—Central News. Despatches rceived from Sofia from Mace- donia indicate that the revolution is spreading, and that the situation is causing the most intense anxiety in official circles. The most alarming news is that the outbreak j now covers a considerable area in the eastern portion of the vilayet of Adrianople, where the insurgents captured Ya-silikc. The ('istrict borders on Bulgaria, and the danger of war is, therefore, heightened. The officers of a Russian warship, which is calling at Burgas for provisions, reports that all the villages along the coast of the Adrianople vilayet, from the Bulgarian frontier to Iniada, have been burning for the last three days. While passing Kuri Barun the warship was saluted by the insurgents. A strong force of Turkish troops has been dispatched from Adrianople to the coast districts. The revolu- tion is spreading from Salonika into the dis- tricts towards Seres. Several new bands have appeared in the district of Vodena to the south-east of Monastir, and general panic prevails in the vilayet of Uskub, where the inhabitants are burning all their property. At Xratavo, when the Turkish garrison was mobilised, half the men deserted, saying that they had enough to do at home. The Turks have now mobilised their entire forces in Macedonia, numbering 180,000 men. Besides these a large body of Asiatic troops is ready to move into Macedonia.—Press Association Foreign Special. At the seaport of Vasiliko, on the Black Sea coast, a strong revolutionary band blew up the Government buildings with dynamite.- TimW." THE MURDERED CONSUL. I I The remains of M. Rostkowsky, the Russian Consul, murdered at Monastir, were at Salonika on Saturday conveyed with great pomp to the Russian Embassy guardship Teretz. The civil and military authorities and foreign Consuls attended the ceremony, which was carried out in perfect order. The Teretz sailed immediately for Odessa, where the late Consul's body will be interred.— Reuter. I FOREIGN WARSHIPS FOR I SALONIKA. The British warships Ramillies and Vulcan rre in the waters of the Turkish archipelago ready to proceed to Salonika in case of need. A French warship lies in the same neighbour- hood, and the Italian Gvernment is also think- ing of sending a vessel.-Reuter. On the other hand, a Rome telegram says: Denial is given to the report that the Italian Government intends to intervene in the Macedonian question by despatching a squad- ron to Turkish waters.-Reuter. I REPORTED MOBILISATION BY I BULGARIA AND GREECE. Bulgarian and Greek subjects residing in Boumania have received orders from their respective Governments to return to their homes for mobilisation without delay.— Reuter. A telegrartt has been received from the Hirtenberg cartridge factory, in Hungary, I stating that Bulgaria has ordered five milhon cartridges .-Reuter. I HOW A TURKISH DISASTER WAS I AVERTED. I AVERTED. I A saloniKa telegram Bays :-Again the komitajis have been within an ace of scoring a great success against the Turkish Govern- ment. On Friday last it was known that a military train, conveying, it is said, some four battalions of troops, was on its way southward. Here was a great opportunity. At eleven o'clock on Friday night a Bulgarian band attacked a small detachment of Turkish troops who were guarding a bridge over the Vardar between Kuprili and Zeteniko. The Turks fled, losing one killed and two wounded. The Bulgarians could easily have blown up the bridge at once, but they wished to do something more: they wished to bring "off their explosion at the very moment when the great train, crowded with troops, should be crossing the bridge. Had they suc- ceeded in this attempt the carnage would have been terrible. As it happened, how- ever, the engine-driver of the train on approaching the bridge was struck by the fact that he did not receive the usual signal to intimate that the way was clear. Con- sequently, his suspicions were aroused, and he stopped the train. When the komitajis saw that their plan had miscarried they gave vent to their disappointment by hurling a bomb, which struck the last carriage of the train, killing and wounding four soldiers. Why the komitajis did not even blow up the bridge is not quite clear, but, probably, the soldiers, swarming out of the train, left them little time for reflection.—Reuter. I THE CRETAN QUESTION REVIVED. Prince George, Governor of Crete, has requested the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs (who, together with the British, French, and Russian Ambassadors in Rome, has charge of the administration of Crete) to use his influence to have the island annexed to Greece. In view of the attitude which is being observed at Athens with regard to the revolution in Macedonia, the Prince considers that the moment is favourable for inducing the Turks to acquiesce in the annexation.— Renter.
LOCAL FLOWER SHOWS. I MORRISTON. I The fifth annual exhibition of flowers, fruit, and vegetables under the auspices of the Morriston Horticultural Society was held near the Vicarage, Morriston, on Saturday. The day was beautifully fine. The exhibits were of exceptional merit, especially the flowers and vegetables. The entries, number- ing over 800, constituted a record for the society. In the open class Messrs. John Player, Clydach; George Rowe, Aelybryn, Morriston-, and Henry Francis, Clydach, took premier honours; and Mr. John Brazell, Mor- riston, who took 42 prizes, was followed closely by Mr. William Channing, Morriston. Mr. J. F. Davies, Neath, was also a very suc- cessful competitor. The judges were Messrs. Croft (Rheola.), Neath, and Parrish, Crum lyn Burrows, Swansea. A cactus grown on the hillside near Ladysmith and brought home by Mrs. George Rowe, Aelybryn, Morriston, was a great attraction. In the evening a fife band competition took place. Messrs. T. D. Jones (organist) and Bandmaster George Hannay, 1st Glamorgan Volunteer Artillery, acted ail adjudicators. The following were* the successful competi- tore.lst, St. John Band, Clydach and Valley; 2nd, Bonymaen Industrial School; 3rd, Skewen Band. The attendance was very large, and the show was a success all round. The show was opened by Mr. Henry Clement, president of the society. TRIMSARAN. I A horticultural and fanciers show was held a.t Trimsaran, near Kidwelly, on Saturday. Dogs were very numerous and of good quality. Messrs. M'Dowall, Burry Port, and Thomas Edmunds, Brynfforest, were the- judges. In the collies, Mr. Ivor Williams, Burry Port, took first prize, and Mr. T. Wild, Kidwelly, second. In spaniels, Mr. T. Lewis, Cross Hands, took first, and Mr. W. Skym, Pont- yeates second; Mr. J. Anthony, Kidwelly, taking first in the any variety class, and Miss Lloyd, Stepney Hotel, Llanelly, second. Messrs. J. Jones, Carway, and J. Jones, Trimsaran, were the judges of the poultry. These made up in quality what was lacked in quantity. Mr. James R. Watkins, of Ammanford, took first with a lovely pair of bantams, and Mr. Daniel Jenkins, Pontyeates, first with game cook and hen. In the horticultural section, of which Messrs. Thomas Jenkins, Llangendeirne, and W. Evans, Pontantwn, were judges, Mrs. Phillips, Llandurry House; Mr. S. Phillips, Llanelly; Mr. J. Rees, Kid- welly, and Mr. D. Davies, Five Roads, shared the honours. Dr. Howell was the president of the show, Mr. Thomas Williams hon. secre- tary, and Mr. T.- E. Davies (mining lecturer) hon. treasurer, the last-named working very hard in the matter. A carnival and athletic sports were also held in connection with the jjjunr.
Defender's Magnificent Performance. STATEMENT BY SIR THOMAS LIPTON. As reported in the later editions of Satur- day's Evening Express," The second race of the series for the pos- session of the America Cup was run on Satur- day outside New York Harbour, and ended in a victory for the American defender, Reliance. The result was made known in Car- diff by special editioiip of the Evening Express" and the use of powerful coloured lights from the top of the Express build- ings. The race of Thursday last was unfinished, so that the contest of Saturday will rank as the first of the valid races of the series. The course was again of 30 miles, con- sisting of a fifteen-mile beat to windward and back. For the greater part of the first stage the rivals were level; then a favourable shift in the wind gave Reliance an advantage, and at the outer mark she led by 2min. 20sec. In the second stage the defender increased her lead, and won by 9min. (elapsed time), or 7min. 3sec. after deducting the handicap arrived at under the first measurement. A second measurement, however, is to be made.
SALIENT POINTS OF THE RACE. 11.45 ajm.—The start: Reliance 4sec. behind. 1. 0 p.m.—The rivals got clear of each other. Reliance to leeward. 1.15 p.m.—Reliance led by half a minute. 1.40 p.m.—Wind shifted to S. by W. Reliance to windward. 1.45 p.m.-Reliance crossed Shamrock's bow a quarter of a mile to windward. 1.55 p.m.—Reliance crossed outer mark 2min. 20sec. ahead. 2. 0 p.m.-Difficul ties with the sails. Sham- rock's spinnaker torn. 2.13 p.m.—Reliance led by a mile and a half. 2.45 p.m.—Shamrock gaining slightly. 3.17 p-m.-Reliance finished. 3.26 p.m.—Shamrock finished.
DESCRIPTION OF THE CONTEST. There was a splendid twelve to fifteen knot breeze on Saturday for the race between Shamrock III. and Reliance over a windward and leeward course 30 miles long. Reliance beat Shamrock by 9min., not counting the time allowance to be ascertained to-day (Mon- day), or 7min. 3sec. deducting the Imin. 57sec. which the defender concedes the challenger under the present measurement. Reliance beat Shamrock by 2min. 20sec. on the thrash to windward, and 5min. 40sec. on the run down the wind. Shamrock did some wonderful beating to windward. She is, perhaps, the ablest craft that has crossed the ocean for cup-hunting purposes. The single criticism of Sir Thomas Lipton and his friends is that only a shift of wind ensured the advantage of the defender. This occurred on the wind- ward beat, and the net result of the race shows that, barring a fluke, Shamrock had held her own in the windward work and been beaten more than 5Jmin. to leeward. The racing conditions were ideal. There was sunshine, a long ocean swell from the south, and a 12-knot south-west breeze, fresh and strengthening, and throwing up white caps. The concourse of excursion steamers, palatial steam yachts, and smaller craft was the largest seen off Sandy Hook. As the direc- tion of the wind would have carried the windward course from Sandy Hook Lightship on to the New Jersey shore, the committee were obliged to set a mark seven miles further out. This delayed the start about three- quarters of an hour. The course was south- wettb. It carried the yachts directly into the eye of the wind to a point off Aehburry Park, New Jersey. Captain Wringe (Shamrock) in the effort to keep off until the gun boomed almost lost his bowsprit as he luffed up to cross. Captain Barr (Reliance) went over in the windward berth four seconds behind. Both were close hauled on the starboard tack, pounding fountains of spray, and with their lee rails submerged and their crews piled along the weather side as ballast. In the first few minutes of the thrash to windward both were footing fast. After fifteen minutes' sailing their positions were not varied perceptibly. This alarmed the American experts. Shamrock hung on tenaciously, and tack after tack seemed holding her own. For thirteen miles an equal duel was fought out, as they sailed between the lines of excursion boats, free from inter- ference. Meanwhile the wind was increasing. The critical point of the race came less than two hours after the start. Both were on the starboard tack, Reliance ahead, but to lee- ward. Suddenly the wind dropped and hauled a trifle to the westward. This shift enabled the yachts to head up for the mark, Reliance leading by about twenty yards. This was the only thing that marred an otherwise truly even race. Thenceforth Reliance steadily increased her lead in the windward work until she was three-quarters of a mile ahead. As they tacked around the outer mark whistles, sirens, bands, and the voices of thousands on board the excursion fleet formed a vast chorus. On turning for home her spinnaker boom fell to port the big sail burst out like a cloud, while at the same moment an enormous balloon jib topsail bellied out forward, but a moment afterwards the guy which held the spinnaker pole parted or was carried away. The enormous sail soared aloft and tumbled over the jib topsail stay and then collapsed, but the spar was soon hauled back into place, and then, with three balloon sails spread, she sped homeward before the wind. The fleet remained to salute Shamrock as ghe rounded, and then hastened to the finishing i.ue in setting her balloon jib Shamrock encountered another piece of bad luck. One of the stops would not break out, and the sail hung limp for some minutes. When both had been squared away for home Reliance was making a runaway race. With her crew aft, to keep up her head, she skimmed along the surface of the water, leaving Shamrock farther and farther astern. S) fast did she go, indeed, that many of the steam craft were left behind. The scene at the finish was impressive. Under her towering canvas. Reliance crossed the finishing line, while the excursion boats let loose a terrific din. Then an immense concourse of vessels waited until Shamrock, with a slight rent in her spinnaker, swept by between the stake boats. The tribute paid to the English sportsman was, if anything, more hearty than that accorded to his successful rival. The following is a fuller and more technical account of the race:—At the starting-gun the boats luffed across the line, Reliance 4sec. behind, on Shamrock's weather quarter, the timing at the start being:- Shamrock llh. 45min. 17sec. I Reliance llh. 45min. 21sec. I Both got away on the starboard tack, carry- ing their three lower sails and club topsails, and Reliance a baby jib-topsail. Then followed the prettiest, closest, and most hard- fought fifteen miles to windward witnessed in these waters for many a day. For nearly half an hour they held on one tack, and during all that time the most acute observer could not detect that their relative positions had varied more than half a length. Either Shamrock held the lead, with Reliance under her lee bow, but could not add an inch to it, or Reliance, although in the weather position could not get put the leader. Mr. Wringe luffed, Barr luffed also, and one seemed as good as the other at this. If Wringe gave his craft a hard pull and tried to run away from the Reliance Barr eased the American boat a bit, and went after him. The boats and skippers were evenly matched. About an hour after the start, when the yachts had covered nearly half the distanoe to the outer mark, an opportunity was afforded to note how close the contest really was. Reliance and Shamrock were approach- ing each other, the former on the starboard tack and having the right of way. As they neared one another it was a question which was leading. Shamrock, however, was forced to go about to avoid a collision. An hour's work had given neither an advantage. They held on that tack for twenty minutes. Sham- rock suddenly went about; Reliance followed suit, only to see Shamrock return to her former course. Plainly it was Wringe's trick to shake off the defender, which must have been threatening to blanket the British boat. As soon m fihamrock got clear ot Beliansg I she lay a parallel course. The- wind began to moderate a bit, and Reliance had an advantage of half a minute. When both yachts were about a quarter of a mile apart and a mile and a half from the turning mark Reliance was ahead, but considerably to lee- ward of Shamrock. They were south-west of the mark, and heading towards the Jersey coast, when the winds suddenly shifted from S.S.W. to S. by W. This placed Reliance in the windward position. It was sheer luck, and gave the defender a distinct advantage. Shamrock held her course towards the Jersey shore, and Reliance crossed her bow a quarter of a mile to windward. Both boats then made short hitches to the turning mark, and when Reliance rounded she was 3min. 20sec. in advance of the challenger, the times being: Reliance lh. 55min. lOBec. Shamrock lh. 57min. 30se. The whistles of the fleet acknowledged Reliance's luck and her lead. Once around the mark, Reliance broke out her balloon jib topsail for a run dead before the wind to the finish. Whether the spinnaker sheet parted or slipped from the fastener or the boom lifted, is not clear, but the pole swung out ahead, high in the air, and the big sail hung in loose folds across her jib topsail stay. For a minute she looked as though she were in serious difficulty. The pole was hauled aft to its proper position, and the spinnaker began to do its work. Reliance was threequarters of a mile away when Shamrock turned the mark, and broke out her balloon jib topsail. The upper part of the sail refused to break out, and still hung in the slopes, but only for a few minutes. As with Reliance, her spinnaker, too, swung across her jib topsail stay, and hung empty in the wind for a minute or more, when it was sheeted back into position. There was a good-sized rip in the leach near her masthead, and during all the run home it bellied out loosely, as though Wringe were not giving it a good pull for fear that he might loose it altogether. During the fifteen-mile run, which the yachts covered at the rate of twelve knots an hour, Reliance steadily crawled away from the now hopelessly beaten challenger. The smoke of the excursion fleet scurrying to keep up with the racers almost hid them from view. When Reliance crossed the line, the faster boats were there just in time to see the finish, and acknowledge her victory. The challenger followed, and received a salute from the entire neet. The times at the flnish were as follows:-?, Reliance 3h. 17min. 38sec. Shamrock 3h. 26min. 34sec. The elapsed time was as follows:- Reliance 3h. 32min. 17sec. Shamrock 3h. 41min. 17sec.
I UNFAIR PLAY ALLEGED. I THE CHALLENGER TO BE RE- MEASURED. Commodore Ledyard, chairman of the race committee of the New York Yacht Club on Friday telegraphed to Colonel Sharman Craw- ford, vice-commodore of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club :— Shamrock III. will be re-measured on Mon- day next. Iselin reports that you informed him just before starting yesterday's race that Shamrock III. when measured had no anchor or cable on board. Before starting you reported it also to regatta committee. This, if true, would require new measure- ment under agreement before starting another race. I appreciate that it would be impossible now for you to procure measurement before starting to-morrow, and I understand that the regatta committee have requested that Shamrock III. shall be re-measured on Monday. Under the circum- stances, and knowing that the error arose from an oversight, our committee is willing that your boat shall start to-morrow, but subject to re-measurement to be made on Monday next. The vessel on such measure- ment is to be in exactly the same trim as when she sails on Saturday, which fact will be established by your own statement. Colonel ShaAtnan Crawford has replied:- Thanks for telegram. We measured with- out any anchor or chain on board. We had no anchor or chain on board during the first race, and we find that they are required by the rules. We propose, with your permis- sion, to sail to-morrow with the same trim as measured, and then to carry out your wishes by re-measuring on Monday, with anchor and chain on board. If your com- mittee have any more suggestions to make we shall meet them with pleasure. Sir Thomas Lipton says that it was all an over- sight. Neither of the representatives of the New York Yacht Club or our repre- sentatives who were present at the measur- ing noticed the error at the time. It will not make any difference. STATEMENT BY SIR T. LIPTON. THE MANAGEMENT OF SHAMROCK. Sir Thomas Lipton, on being interviewed with regard to Saturday's race, said:—"We were beaten fair and square. It was splendid weather, and Shamrock did not do so well as I had expected she would in a race to lee- ward and return. My confidence in Shamrock is unshaken, and I hope she will yet make much better showing." While not criticising Captain Wringe's management of Shamrock. Sir Thomas refused to admit the superiority of Reliance, and cheerfully declared that he would start out on Tuesday's contest as con- fidently as he had on Saturday's. He believed that Shamrock would show to better advantage in other conditions than those of Saturday's race, and that more wind would bring out her strong points. Sir Thomas continued .We got licked to-day. The handling of Reliance was remarkable. It was faultless, simply perfect, and it is gratifying that we were beaten by cleverer sportsmen than we showed ourselves to be. I felt it my duty to go alongside Reliance and say as much to Captain Barr and his crew. Regarding the work of my boat, those who attended the race doubtless formed their own opinions. We have nothing to say on the subject." It was evident, however, that Sir Thomas had some difficulty in keeping back his views, and the consensus of opinion among his guests on board the Erin is that Captain Wringe lost several minutes during the acci- dent that left him with a rent spinnaker, not to mention the ill-luck, or ill-judgment, which caused every shift of the wind to affect him unfavourably. Regarding the re-measurement of Shamrock, Sir Thomas Lipton explained that this would not make any special difference to the result, as the absence of Shamrock's anchor and chain was balanced by the additional lead she carried. The anchor and chain were on board on Saturday, notwithstanding the receipt of a telegram from Mr. Iselin author- ising Captain Wringe to sail without them. When he learned of the objection raised by the committee, Sir Thomas instantly decided to re-measuro his boat. Mr. Iselin commented on the way in which Captain Wringe handled Shamrock, remark- ing, We had the better boat," and added that Monday's re-measurement of Shamrock would be favourable to Reliance if any change resulted from it. When asked for his opinion of the race, Captain Barr said:—"My boat did just what was expected of her, and I think she can do even better." Captain Wringe said:—"I am not dis- couraged. There are a few more races yet. The delay in setting over the bowsprit and the spinnaker was unfortunate." Mr. Herreshoff, designer of the Reliance, said:—"I think it was demonstrated on Thursday that Reliance was the better boat in light winds. It is now proved that she can sail around Shamrock in. in a 12-knot breeze. Her crucial test will be next Tues- day, in a reach to windward. Her qualitiesi in this class of work remain to be proved. Press Association. CANADA TO CHALLENGE. The New York" Tribune" states that Mr. Peuchen, commodore of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club of Toronto, announced on board the Erin that about 100,000dols. has already been promised in Canada for the construc- tion of a yacht to challenge for the America Cup.-R-eu-t,er.
EXPLOSION ON A SCHOONER. CAPTAIN KILLED AND SEVERAL I SAILORS INJURED. Lloyd's agent at Maas-sluis telegraphs that on Saturday morning an explosion occurred on board the British three-masted schooner Rosa Bowden, of Rotterdam, bound for Birkenhead with benzine. The vessel took fire. The captain was killed, and several sailors were wounded. The scene of the affair was near Vlaardingen. The vessel was badly damaged. ——
ACCIDENT AT CARDIFF DOCKS. Shortly after eight on Saturday morn- ing a shocking accident happened to a sailor named Louis Lebourg, one of the crew of the ship Bavaria, now discharging pit- wood at the Bute Docks, Cardiff. Lebourg had been working aloft, and while descend- ing missed his footing on stepping on to the lower mast. He slipped down the rigging several feet, and then lost his hold, striking the gaff in his fall. He fell heavily on the deck of the vessel. The unfortunate man was picked up unconscious, bleeding from the mouth and ears. He was conveyed to the Hamadryad Hospital Hhip, and upon exami- nation, it was found he had fractured the base of his skull and also received a com- pound fracture of one of his legs. Lebourg is not expected to recover.
L St. Petersburg telegram 8 tate8 that the Japanese mail is now being forwarded to Eosope by the Siberian Railway.—Renter.
IWRECKING A SHOP. Violent Conduct of a Mob. EXTRAORDINARY SCENE IN LONDON. At Willesden Police-court on Saturday John Bodimead, sixteen, no occupation; John Ballard, fifteen, packer; Richard Adams, fif- teen, coachman; and John Malbury, seven- teen, butcher's assistant, were charged with stealing from 145, Roundwood-road, thirty tins of pineapple, twenty-five tine of tomatoes, nineteen tins of sardines, 91b. jam, sweets, cigarettes, sherbet, and other articles, the property of Fitzroy K. Norton. The case arose out of a riot which occurred on Tuesday night, and several arrests for the more serious part of the proceedings are pend- ing. A cab proprietor set his wife up in a little business at 145, Roundwood-road, and left her. She was not satisfied, and successfully proceeded against him in the police-court, an order for maintenance being made against him. He then disposed of the business to Norton, who put in Charlfls Turner as manager. On Tuesday night a mob smashed every window in the shop and adjoining house, and looted the shop. The doors were smashed, and the whole of the front premises wrecked. Turner deposed that on Tuesday night the woman referred to above came with a van to remove the goods. A large crowd assembled. He allowed the removal of goods he had been told by Mr. Norton to let go, and the van went off. The policeman, who had been present all the time, also went away, and all seemed peaceful, but about ten minutes later the crowd returned in force and hurled missiles at the premises. He went to the door, and was greeted with a shower of stones. He got out by the back way, crossed eight gardens, and got into the road. He was discovered and assaulted, but he got back with a policeman. Prisoners were all remanded.
THE CONGO FREE STATE I A BELGIAN REPLY TO THE I BRITISH COMPLAINTS. The Brussels "Gazette" says: -The British Note on the subject of the Congo Free State, which was presented to Belgium on the 19th inst., was previously handed to the Govern- ment of the Free State, which replied that a Free State had a right to annex vacant and unowned lands, that the stipulation of the Berlin Treaty relative to the liberty of com- merce should be interpreted in this sense, and that all Powers enjoy identical rights in the basin of the Congo. With regard to forced labour, the Free State authorities assert that no such system exists, and that all work is paid for at identical rates. The Note was presented to Belgium as a signatory Power 01 the Berlin Treaty and in view of the ties between her and the Con. Fre-i State. It was only on the follow- ing day that an identical Note was handed to the Governments of Berlin and Paris. A special messenger was sent without loes" of time to Badgastein, where King Leopold was staying, with the documents handed by Sir Constantine Phipps to the Minister for Foreign Affairs.-Reuter.
I GOLF ABERDOVEY SUMMER MEETING. Tne summer golf tournament opened at Aberdovey on Saturday morning in beautiful weather. The following were the scores in the Green Challenge Cup:—F. A. Janion (89-15) 74, C. R. Minchin (79-2) 77, M. K. Foster (93-16) 77,.Rev. Hargreaves (26-9) 77, H. E. Beall (89-12) 77, F. S. Withers (jl-2) 79, Elkin Schloss (92-13) 79, H. G. Barlow (93-14) 79, W. Greenstock (84-5) 79, T. S. Wilson (84-4) 80, H. Walker (89-7) 82, J. E. Hill (scratch) 82, C. S. Green (84-1) 83, M'Nair (89-5) 84, Darwin (81 plus 4) 85, Jacob (93-7) 86, Griffin (96-10) 86, P. Be-all (90-4) 86. The first played off in the afternoon. Results:—T. S. round of the Alloock Challenge Bowl was Whitfield beat E. L. Jacobs, P. B. Beall beat F. S. Withers, D. L. Howell beat J. W. Watson Barne, C. R. Minchin beat J. O. Worthington, W. G. Manson beat J. R. Atkin, B. Darwin beat Dr. Poole, W. Greenstock beat T. B. Barker, M. Foster beat F. Janion, F. Griffin beat W. H. Bennett, Rev. A. E. Allcock beat J. F. M'Nair, Rev. H. Foster beat T. C. Brown Cave, A. Canster beat W. Scott, C. S. Green beat E. Powell, H J. Watson beat E. S. Bar- ker, J. M. Howell beat Elkin Schloss, W. P. Trench beat C. A. Hewitt, B. Anderson beat R. Munro, M. Hemmans beat W. G. Hall.
DISGRACEFUL SCENES IN CHURCHES Last evening a large body of local Protes- tant crusaders went to St. Paul's Church, Rook Ferry, a suburb of Birkenhead, where there was a disturbance last week, and where the Bishop of Chester was preaching last night. The crusaders defeated the efforts of the wardens to give pew-holders priority. They forced open the churchyard gates and church doors, assaulted the officials, and climbed over the pews to the front seats, doing considerable damage. The police were called in, but the disturbers became quiet a d remained so during the service and bishop's sermon. Yesterday morning they forced thetr way through the vestry into All Saints, Birkenhead, and declined to leave at the curate's request. The curate read a few prayers, a hycin was sung, and the congre- gation then dispersed. Meetings were held after each service, but a strong force of police kept order.
VIOLENT ASSAULT ON A MOTHER At the Shire-hall, Monmouth, on Saturday Charles Pritchard, 21. labourer, was sent to prison for two months for assaulting Mary Ann Pritchard (his mother), Ethel Pritchard (his sister), and Police-sergeant Jones, on August 21. Prisoner went into the market, where his mother had a stall. He tried to take some tomatoes, and, on being prevented, he attacked his mother and sister and assaulted Police-sergeant Jones on his way to the police-station.
I THE SOMALI CAMPAIGN. I I IMPORTANT AID BY THE ABYS- SINIANS. It is understood that the Abyssinians have agreed to hold the line of wells from Gerlogubi to Galkayu, but it will take them a full two months to get into position. If they are successful in Fetting there and maintaining their supplies, the general opinion is that this ?s quite the most strategic plan yet propounded, as it practi- cally denies the Mullah access to all the water-holes south of the Nogal Valley, and his anticipated move into the Haud would thus be forestalled. Colonel Swayne is going out again, and will relieve Mr. Cordeaux, the British Consul at Berbera, who proceeds home. One hundred and sixty men of the 2nd Sikhs and some fifty native infantry from different regiments (says Reuter) have been ordered to Somaliland to fill vacancies. Acting on information received by Lieutenant-colonel Abud, political agent at Aden, his Majesty's warships Merlin and Por- poise, assisted by armed ship's boats, left Aden Harbour on Saturday to endeavour to intercept a quantity of rifles and ammuni- tion, presumably destined for the Mullah's forees.-Reuter.
NEW CUNARDERS. The deputy-chairman of the Cunard Com- pany, interviewed on Saturday regarding the new steamers, said the contract had not yet been definitely placed. Negotiations were proceeding, and had reached a certain stage, but the enormous mass of details absorbed much time, and he thought that, whatever might be finally decided, no arrangement had been come to by the directors which could not be altered in five minutes. The presence of eminent shipbuilders in Liverpool last week was chiefly connected with other tonnage for the company.
R AILW AYMEN' S GENEROUS OFFER. A sad story was told in Nuneaton Police- court, Trevor Evans, of Wimbledon, was found at Nuneaton hiding in the lavatory of a corridor train from Crewe to London. He haTl no ticket, but a letter was found on him addressed to Crewe from his wife, beseeching him to come home, as their child was dying. Being out cf work, and having no money, it appears he endeavoured to go to lWimbledon in the manner described. Inspector Birch said the railwaymen would subscribe his fare if the prisoner was let off. The magistrates discharged him. The mai&trittes dl-'h-rsed blm
I Local Charterings. I I CARDIFF. I EXCHANGE, Saturday. There was a moderate attendance on 'Change to-day, and the steam coal market maintained a vigorous tone. Inquiries for best and aeoond class large were numerous and pressing, and sellers who were fortunate enough to hold prompt coal were quoting top figures firmly. Dry coals were also in steady request, and there was an active demand for best Mon- mouthshire large and steam smalls. In the house coal department sales were of an unim- portant character, but inferior sorta suitable for bunker coals received considerable atten- tion. Best brands of patent fuel realised 15s 6d, and there was a good demand for coke, with a firm market. Closing prices: — Best steam coal 15s 6d to 158 9d, seoonds 148 to 15s, and drys 12s 9d to 13s 6d; best steam small 8e to 8s 3d, seconds 7s to 7s 6d, and inferior kinds (including drys) 6s 3d to 6s 9d; very best Monmouthshire semi-bituminous large 13s 6d to 1::is 9d, best ordinaries 12s 9d to 13s, and seoonds 11s 6d to lis 9d; very best house coal 15s 6d to 16s, beat ordinaries 12s 6d to 136 6d, and other sorts from 10s to lis; No. 3 Rhondda large 15s to 15s 6d, brush 12s 6d to 12s 9d. and small 10s to 10s 6d: No. 2 Rhondda large 10s 6d to 10s 9d, through and through 8e 9d to 9s, and small 6s 9d to 7s 3d; patent fuel, 14s 9d to 15s 6d (including tax); special foundry coke 24s 6d to 25s, good foundry 20s to 21s, and furnace 17s 6d to 18s per ton f.o.b.; pitwood, 16s 6d to 168 9d per ton, ex ship; iron ore—Rubio 14s 6d to 14s 9d, Tafna 15s 3d to 15s 6d, and Almeria 14s 9d per ton, c.i.f. Cardiff or Newport. The outward freight market was moderately active, but rates, particularly for Mediter- ranean destinations, showed no recovery, and any material improvement is improbable while the supply of prompt tonnage remains so much in excess of the requirement. Owners are still willing to accept the low figures recently current, despite the discouraging outlook homeward, and, in all probability, the record figure of 4s for Genoa will be repeated in the coming week. For Eastern ports the inquiry was restricted, and the Bay and coasting trades remained flat, with low tigu re's ruling. The following include the latest fixtures reported — i OUTWARD—STEAMERS. uaram to Naples, option Leghorn, 4s (Skal- lagrim) „ Port Said, 4s 6d (Penlee), 5,700 tons „ Port Said, 4s 6d (Derwen) „ Perim, 8s 9d (Gibraltar) „ Portsmouth,. 28 9d free discharge, 3s 3d usual terms (Clonlee) Stockholm, 4e 6d, 2.600 tons „ Aarhuus, 4s (Tri), 1.200 tons Cronstadt, 4s 6d (Antwerpian), 1,600 tons M St. Nazaire, 4f, 3,200 tons A Palma, 6s (Glenmore), 2,000 tons „ Las Palmas, 6s (Rothsay) „ Messina, Palermo, or Catania, 4s 3d (Regina Elenaj „ London, 3s 3d (Ceres) MOVEMENTS OF LOCAL STEAMERS. I Free Lance left the Tyne for London 20th. Turquoise arrived Liverpool 21st. Volage arrived Pernambuco 19th. Dora arrived Kertch from Leghorn 20th. Fairmead left Monte Video for Cape de Verdes 20th. Altar left St. Vincent for Plymouth 20th. Matthew Bedlington passed Constantinople for the Azof 21st. Thordisa left Kertch for Achtanay 21st. Penarth arrived Buenos Ayres 21st. Collivaud left Castro for Newport 22nd. Jersey left Carthagena for Newport 21st. Green Jacket passed Gibraltar for Taganrog 20th. Alacrity passed the Lizard for Cardiff 22nd. Stokesley arrived Dieppe 21st. Millicent Knight left Ancona for Constantinople 21st. Demetiaa arrived Carthagena from Barcelona 21st. Wooda passed Cuxhaven for Hamburg 22nd. Torridge arrived Newport News and left for Galves- ton 21st. Elton passed Pera for Kustendje 20th. Roxby left Baltimore for Tampa 20th. Newby left Achtari for Gibraltar for orders 20th. Hasland arrived Antwerp 22nd. Jane arrived Huelva 21st.
I SOUTH WALES TIDE TABLE. I 0 ) ■« ? £ « r =1111/1.0 5 2 B = d ? ? 5 9 fc" 5 :1 fIL.( Mou-tMurmi'? 77?657 7 3| 7 56 7 57 day, J Evening 729 7 19 7 25 | 8 23 8 ¿4 Au?.24? Height 35 9 34 6 36 8)38 7 38 3 ?4 'iues- C Alorai'i,' 71 7 41 7 47 I 8 40 I 8?1 day. •< Kveiun??813 8 2 8919 5|96 Aug. 25 Height 35 6 34 5 136 5 | 38 6 137 160 Wed- iMorni'g: 8 341 8 23 ? 8 30 1 9 22 9 23 Tuesday,? Kvenin? 8551 8 431 ? 51 9 45 946 resday, ) Heizht 348353?3?3371365 'iH'trs-tMorm'? 9 15 | 9 3 j 9 11 10 2 10 3 (la.v.? Mvenm?i934 923 930: 10 2 1023 day. ) L?vening 3 3 5 3 1 8 33 4 35 0 3 4 F, Aug. 27 I Hiht 33 5 318! 334!350 34 5 Ft! t?crm?, 935? 942?94? 10 38 | 10 40 d*y. 1 E?enmg 10 12 I 10 1 10 8 10 56 10 58 <iAy^, 8 •' Height !3110 1 ?9 8 31 I 32 4 j 51 6 Mifcar- ( Morni'g 10 32 i 10 21 i 10 28 11 15 11 17 day, ? Eveuin! I ?o i10 49 11 6 11 37 day, 29 Heisrbt 30 2 27 6 23 10 219 1 5 6 ? I'? 37 23 7 •K. Dock 8.1L XAiexandra Dock. tBoath Baet
SPORT OF THE DAY 1 All Mr.. C. Sullivan's horses in training, except Winkflelds Fortune are for sale by private treaty. Mr. Purefoy has entered into an engage- ment to have second call on the apprentice Jarvis for the remainder of the season. Likely Bird has left his Irish training quar- ters for York, and will be ridden in the Great Ebor Handicap by W. Higgs. Mr. R. N. Talbot has been awarded the prize of ElO by the Stewards of the Irish National Hunt for the best amateur handi- cap for the Galway Plate. G. Butcher having taken Heath House and stables, Lewes, the horse he had had in train- ing at Rottingdean have been transferred to that establishment. Pawnbroker, whom readers will remember as having run with indifferentsucess in this country, seems to be doing well in America, where a chaser of moderate quality can win money. Subsequently to his victory in the Earls- field Welter Handicap at Hurst Park on Saturday, Cloten (4 years), by. Hazlehatch- Cymbeline, was put up for sale and knocked down to Mr. F. R. Hunt, junior, for 530 guineas The trophy, which was on view at Hurst Park on aSturday as the "cup," which was added to the swepstake, is a copy of the famous Warwick Bowl, and formed one of the exhibits in the silversmiths' section of the Glasgow Exhibition last year. At Hurst Park, on Saturday, J. F. Hailick, the owner and trainer of Sun Bonnet, was requested by the stewards to furnish an explanation of the running of the mare in the Apprentices' Handicap on the Friday afternoon. His ezplanation that Sun Bonnet failed principally on account of the incapa- city of her rider was accepted.
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L ALLEGED SYSTEMATIC FRAUD I At South wark Police-court, London, on Saturday, Arthur Claud Bevington, 46, com- mercial traveller, of Bexhill-on-Sea, was charged on a warrant on remand with obtain- ing 119 from Alfred Mackenzie by false pre- tences. He was now further charged with stealing a pearl scarf pin, value RZ; a silver watch, value 35s.; and a diamond ring and a gold ring, value E4 10s. The evidence given was that Mackenzie, who had served in South Africa, replied to an advertisement, and the prisoner, who was carrying on business as an Incandesoent Light Company in Newington Causeway and Old Kent-road, engaged him as manager at a salary of L2 per week, on the understanding that he deposited ClOO as security. He soon found that little business was done, and after a short time executions were put in at both shops, and the whole thing collapsed. He had lost his zElOO and Cl9 which he lent to the prisoner. He found that his predecessor had deposited £600 with the prisoner, and, apart from £10 which he recovered on a distress warrant, he had lost all. The prisoner then disappeared, and after a time he was discovered at Bexhill-on- Sea. The other cases had occurred subse- quently, the prisoner answering advertise- ments, getting the articles on approbation, and failing to return them or send the money. The prisoner had nothing to say, and was committed for trial at the sessions.
IDENTIFIED BY HIS SIX FINGERS I At Bow-street, London, on Saturday Louis Dube, alias Delbey, was charged on an extra- dition warrant with larceny and forgery in France. Prisoner was arrested Gn a farm at Jersey on Wednesday, the detectives reoog- nising him from the official description by the six 11 .ge =.h he has on his right h d. When told the charge he strongly denied his idenuw.-Â remand wa? oededro& A
Told in Tabloids. The death of Mr. Edward Pnleston, a mem ber of the well-known Puleston family of tbi Vale of Olwyd, has taken place in America, where he resided for many yeeurs. Mr. Puleston was a brother of Sir John IL Puleston, and an uncle of the Rev. J. Pnleston Jones, the well-known blind Welsh Calvinwtio minister of Dinorwic. The P. and O. liner Australia, from Sydney, which arrived at Plymouth on Saturday, eoonntered a gale of exceptional violence off the Australian coa-st. Two of the vessel's life- boats were smashed by huge waves, and a sailor had his leg broken. Mr. Andrew Griffiths and his nephew, Mr. Owen Thompson, belonging to Llanelly, who are visiting relatives at Manchester, went for a motor ride from that city into Cheshire on Saturday morning. Upon approaching Brooklands they collided with a furniture van and their car wan overturned. Both were thrown out, along with the driver, and all three sustained nasty bruises and cute, and were badly shaken.
i BRIDGEND PAINTER'S FAILURE. A meeting of the creditors of Charles Wil. liams, 11, North-street, Bridgend, late of Oxford-street, Pontycymmer, and 11, Dun- raven-place, Bridgend, painter, was fixed for Saturday at the office of the Cardiff Official Receiver (Mr. G. David), but, as no creditors were present, the Official Receiver remains trustee. The receiving order was made upon the debtor's own petition, and he informed Mr. G. David that he commenced business about twenty years ago in Oxford- street, Pontycymmer, and in 1888 he was obliged to file his own petition through losses on oontracts. His liabilities at that time were E116 4s. jd., and the assets ElS 14s. lOd. The assets were not sufficient to yield a dividend, and from these proceedings in bankruptcy the debtor has not been discharged. He imme- diately started again, taking small contracts. He had no capital, and states that he was assisted by his creditors, who volunteered to give him credit. He traded at Bridgend, but in 1895 he was trading at Newport, where he soon got into financial difficulties, and his effects were sold up under an execution. Since that time the debtor states he has been con- stantly pressed and been obliged to pay his creditors through the court. In 1898 he lost JE60 in two bad debts. In one his customer became bankrupt, and in the other he brought an action, but was unsuccessful. He has no assets, the little household furniture being claimed by his wife. The deficiency amounts to L162 14s. ld. His public examination will be held at the Cardiff Town-hall on Sep- tember 29.
CANADIAN SCIENTIFIC EXPE- DITION. The Canadian Government steamer Nep- tune is sailing for Hudson Bay and the Arctic waters on an expedition, lasting a year and a half. The object of the expedition is to conduct on behalf of the Government a botanical, geological, and natural history investigation. The party will take formal possession of the Arctic Islands and the shore of Baffins Bay. The com- mander of the expedition will report on the alleged extensive American poaching in the Hudson Bay fisheries. The importance of the cod and halibut fisheries will be reported on. A police-station will be established at Chesterfield inlet.—Reuter.
LORD BUTE'S SHOOTING PARTY. Lord Bute's party have shot over his lordship's moors at Kyre, on the Dumfries House Estate, Cumnock. The party consisted of Lord Bute, Lord Ninian Stuart, Lord Colum Stuart, Mr. Norman Lamont, Mr. A. R. Macgregor, Mr. Maxwell, and Captain Neilson, seven guns. The bag was made up as follows:-10% brace grouse, six hares, and on* brace enipet.
AGRICULTURAL SHOWS. The annual show of stock and dairy pro- duce, &c., driving and other competitions, eheeivdog trials, and sports will be held at Crickhowell on Thursday next. The annual show of horses, cattle, Ac., of the Carmarthenshire Agricultural Society will take place to-morrow (Tuesday) at Llanelly. The fourteenth annual show of the East Glamorgan Agricultural Society, which will be held in three large field-a on the Ponty. gwindy-road, Caerphilly* on Thursday, promises to be the most successful meeting vet held, as all the popular classes, especially the jumping and trotting and driving, are unusually well filled. The committee have spared no expense in order to make the show a success.
JABEZ BALFOUR'S DIVIDENDS. Among the bankruptcy notices in the Gazette" appears the announcement of a first and final dividend of 5a. 8 5-32d. i& the £ payable to the creditors of Jabes Spencer Balfour, director of companies, described as lately residing at Whitehall- court, in the county of London, and at Burcot. in the county of Oxford."
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