FOR WOMEN FOLK HOMELY HINTS AND DAINTY DISHES. The purposeless is powerless. You cannot hide poverty of thought with polysyllables. A bachelor says it's a woman's art to deceive and a; raan's folly to believe. When lovers sit in tie blissful silence it may be owing to the fact that there isn't room between them to get a word in edge- ways. Baking Powder Eight ounces of ground rice; two ounces of taxtaric acid; three ounces of carbonate of soda. Mix well, bottle, and keep in a dry P12A)0, Lotion for Rheumatism ivocure 150s. ot CJNHS, ana simmer m naix a pint of water for twenty minutes. Then strain off. and rub the affected parts with a flannel dipped in the lotion, which should always be slightly warmed. Knives in Good Condition 1 When knives are not in use keep them in a box of sifted quicklime, with the btades covered up to the handle. They may also be kept wrapped in tissue paper and placed in green baize bags, with a division for each blade. Expose ivory or bone-handled knives ] 4o the air to prevent them turning yellow. Butter Cakes TaJce three-quartera of a, pound of floor, half-pound of batter, half a pound of brown sugar, cinnamon to taste, two eggs. Rub the batter into the flour, add the sugar and cinnae mon, beat up the eggs, and form- the whole into a paste. Roll out rather thin, cut into rounds with a. cutter or tumbler, and bake until crisp in a greasy tin. Time, half an hour to bake. Choice Dinner at Small Cost Procure two large fresh haddocks, mixed i' herbs, amall piece of batter or fat, and a piece of stale bread. Mix the breadcrumbs with the herbs and fat with a, little water, enough to make the mixture stick together. Stuff the haddocks, and to keep the stuffing in flew them up. Place them in a moderately hot oven, and bake fifteen minutes. With fib. of potatoes this will make atgtxxi dinner for four people at the cost of 9d. I nexpensiveSupper Dish Half a pound long macaroni, ilb. tomatoes. half a pint good brown gravy, some grated eheese, pepper, salt, and a little made mus- tard. Boil the macaroni till tender, about twenty minutes, and boil the tomatoes until a pulp. Drain the macaroni and add the pulp of tomatoes, gravy, and season to taste. Place on a very hot dish and sprinkle grated cheeee on top and then serve. Boiled macaroni with grated cheese on top makes a very good nbøtitute for a. vegetable with hot meat. Toulouse Patties Roll out a pound or more of best puff-paste I about, half an inch in thickness. Stamp out with a 2in. fluted cutt-er as many rounds as may be required, place them on a wetted baking-sheet, and brush over the surface care- fully with beaten egg-yolk; then, with a amaller plain cutter, cut half way through the centre of each round of paste. Bake in I a sharp oven from 25 to 30 minutes. When done lift out the centres, which form the lids, and scoop out some of the soft paste of each patty. Meanwhile prepare a mixture, con- sisting of cooked chicken fillets, sweetbread, truffles, tongue, and mushrooms, all cut into dice shapes. Heat up in a well-flavoured supreme or veioute sauce, and fill the patty- cafes with this. Place the lid on each, dish 11P. and heat up in the oven just before wrving. Rabbit Pie I Waah a rabbit and cut it into small joints, j and if you have a good gravy put it into a deep pie dish; if not, oo.t up a pound of beef steak, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and place at the bottom of the dish with a few bearded oystere. Make into small bails a few sweet herbs (rubbed ano, some finely chopped parsley, a. dust of flour, a few bread- crumbs, mixed with one or two well-beaten eggs. Out some nice slices of ham or bacon J in pieces, and proceed to fill the dish with layers of rabbit, ham or bacon, and the small balls. One or two hard-boiled eggs sliced are a great improvement put between the layers. Fill with water and a little grated nutmeg, and cover with a crust of paste, which should be glazed with a well-beaten egg. Bake in a quick oven, and when half done, if getting too brown, place a. buttered paper over it. Wedding Anniversaries I The third year is known as the leather j wedding, and invitations are to be sent out on squares of leather or kid. The flowers that decorate the rooms should be placed in dainty I high-heeled kid slippers, and the table eowered with an ordinary tablecloth on which are burnt leather mats. Gifts include all sorts of leather bags. gloves, photograph frames, chairs, and. in fact. anything in which leather can be used. At the end of five years comes the wooden wedding, and wicker baskets form the receptacles for the flowers. Wooden plates and mugs should stand on a wooden table, and the gifts should include furniture and baskets. At the silver wedding, invitations should be sent out on white cards printed in silver. Silver vases should be used for flowers, and the table must be prettily decorated with silver, and the white table- cloth arranged with strips of white filigree. The hostess should be dressed in silver-grey silk. and wear silver jewellery, and her presents must naturally be of silver. The fiftieth anniversary of the wedding day is known as the golden wedding. The invita- tions are all printed in gold, and the hostess should be attired in gold and white brocade. and sit in a gilt wicker chair. One of the presents may include a gold or silver gilt loving cup, presented by her children and grandchildren, and, however trifling the gift I may be, it should represent gold in some form.
Passing Pleasantries. 1 I NOT MUCH RESEMBLANCE. j Bolts. fire shovels, and hammers were flying about like water," said a witness, describing a scene in a lodging-house. The gloomy man with the lump on his forehead was understood to mutter that there was not much resemblance to water about the shovel that hit him. THOUGHT HE WAS DRUNK. I According to Judge Rentoul, it is never very easy to decide when a man is intoxicated. He knew, he said, of a distinguished barrister who taught himself French, and then went for a trip to Paris. He had scarcely got there when infuriated gendarmes pounced down lipon him and haled him to gaol. They had gathered from his language that he was drunk. WISER NOW. -1 Sergeant Robinson relates that in a case of nuisance the judge summed up at portentous length, giving an elaborate definition of the offence and the various elements that were required in proof of it. and concluded by expressing a hope that the jury had under- stood the points he had submitted to them. Oh, yes, my lord," said the foreman. "We are all agreed that we never knew before what a nuisance was until we heard your lorship s summing up! THE REASON WHY. A good story is told which couples the names of Princetld Mathilda and the great painter Gerome. both recently dead. The princess and the painter had both been invited to a. dinner party. The princess arrived punctually; the painter tarried until long -after the dinner hour waa past. Everyone concealed their impatience as best they could until ax last the princess suddenly said, Why, I nearly forgot. Only this morning "I received a telegram from Gerome, who is in JSp&in. He is unable to oome to-night." "But why did you not tell us before, princetiB?" cried all the gueete together. Bacauee I wae •ot jmt kwupori"
I MISCELLANEOUS. I ENTERTAINING AND CURIOUS CONDENSATIONS, I More Destruction I Ammonal is a new explosive consisting largely of powdered aluminium. I Five Years to Re-build I It will take five years to rebuild the Cam. panile of Venice. The new tower will pro- bably have an elevator. I Progressive Japs I The Japanese have discovered a method of producing artificial pearls which no one can tell from the genuine article. I Toll of the Sea I Last year the British mercantile marine sustained 1,483 casualties, of which 343 were complete wrecks. The los& of life was 5,318. For the Coming War No less than 111 officers of the British Army have qualified as interpreters in the Russian language, 83 of whom belong to the Indian service. Colorado Potatoes Colorado wall exhibit potatoes at the World's Fair of monstrous proportions. The commission has 500 tubers that aggregate a ton in weight. The heaviest weighs ten pounds and the lightest one three-and-a-half pounds. How about the Colorado beetle ? Quick Despatch In any large city of Germany a special delivery card or stamp, costing less t fourpence, will cost a message to be shot by tube anywhere in the city. A messenger will carry it from the point of reception to the receiver and will wait for an answer. Message and answer in Berlin take about two hours. Ail Ore The figure of a miner, carved from a block of Coeur d'Alene ore. mounted upon a pedes- tal of copper and lead ore weighing many tons, will be a feature of Idaho's exhibit in the Palace of Mines and Metallurgy at the World's Fair. This unique statue will be con- tributed by the mine operators of the Cceur d' Alen. Surnames Wanted I Denmark suffers from a quite mediaeval paucity of surnames. and so inconvenient is this fact becoming that the Government has announced its intention of presenting a Bi?l to the Legislature sanctioning and encourag- ing the adoption of new surnames. Such names as Hansen, Petersen, and Sverensen are overwhelmingly frequent. It is even said that there are towns of 50,000 inhabitants among whom there will not be found more than twenty, different surnames, as many as a thousand different people having the same surname. This is worse than Jonoee in Wales. I Principal Fads I A Chicago woman's club has made a list of the principal fads of the present day. Here they are: Yellow journalism, authors with long names, side talks with girls, treatments to make women beautiful, fish dinners with live fish on the table, dinners for monkeys, the historic novel, books with rough edges, use of "fore-wood" in books instead of "pre- face," turned-up trousers, present shape of trousers, burnt wood, the kangaroo walk, the athletic girl, compressed food tablets, the no- breakfast fad, the uncooked-food notion, the soaked raw wheat craze, the peanut cure for insomnia, the anti-baking powder fad. the microbe in everything.
GAS V. ELECTRICITY. I I How the Comparison Works at I Newport. The half-yearly meeting of the Newport Gas Company was held on Monday at the offices, Mill-street, Mr. R. Laybourne, J.P., the chair- man, presiding. A summary of the report and accounts has already been published, showing that the directors recommended pay- ment of the usual dividends and interest.—In moving the adoption of the report, the Chair- man said the company now had 7.440 coin or slot payment meters in operation, as well as 8,922 cookers, 2,146 gas fires, and 133 gas engines. On the revenue account the various items did not vary very much from time to time, except that there was an increase of E60 odd in rates and tàxes, and ho was sorry to say that that was not likely to be the last increase under that heading which they had to look forward to. The gas com- pany had done their- best to assist the cor- poration—who were the real sinners in this matter—by offering a. plan which would have saved the rates to the extent of over £ 800 a year by lighting certain streets of the town by incandescent gas instead of electricity. The offer was rejected, because the corpora- tion had already made some capital expendi- ture to meet the light. They seemed to have overlooked the fact that if they had made a foolish expenditure it was better not to work a plant at a loss, but to have written the first loss off rather than have gone on. The j company were fortunate in being able f to carry forward to the profit and loss account a sum of E8,730 lis. lid., as f compared with £6,918 in the previous half- year.—Mr. T. G. Cartwright having seconded < the adoption of the report, it was agreed to, } and payment of the usual dividends (maxi- j mum) was agreed to. J
ROATH CONSERVATIVC CLUB I The thirteenth annual general meeting of the members of the Roath Conservative Club Company (Limited), Cyril-crescent, was held on Monday night at the club. Dr. Treharne presided, and moved the adoption of the report and balance-sheet, which was seconded by Mr. T. Gullick, and carried nem. con. The retiring directors, Messrs. Conway, Edwards, Henshaw, Moore, and Nott, were re-elected. Messrs. Barnard and Arnold were re- appointed auditors.
NEWPORT INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS Mr. M. Wbeeler presided at the monthly I meeting of the governors of the Newport Intermediate Schools on Monday afternoon. The executive and finance committee recom- mended payment of 8U on contracts and extra work dene at the girls' school, and that the architect (Mr. Lawrence) be paid the balance of his commission, amounting to £ 55 76.-I-t was decided to have an air-tight case for the challenge cup presented by Mr. Rain- forth.
NEWPORT DAILY EXCHANGE I Lord Tredegar has communicated to the joint hon. secretaries of the Newport Daily Exchange (Mr. F. P. Robjent and Mr. A. J. Phillips) his willingness to attend the opening of the exchange on Wednesday, February 10. The exchange will be opened on that day at such time and in such manner as the com- mittee will in the course of a day or two determine.
LAST OF A ROYAL YACHT A start was made at Portsmouth on Mon- day with the breaking up of the old Royal yacht Victoria and Albert. None of the wood is to be sold; all must be burnt in the dock- yard.
ONE MOMENT, PLEASE: Sufferers fr4Dm Grave,, Lumbago, Viiios in the Back, Dropsy. Wind and Water Uoœvjl&i¡¡.t., Diseases of Kidney-, Sc!»tica, RheUrnatisu- ami Goal wiil find a Positive Cars in UijljLHttjYW GRA.VEL, PTLL. Try a Small BOX: if not satis- fied, Money Retained. is. jd.. all Chemists; Pout Free 12 Stamps, from Holdrtqd's MOOir. Hall ClœJ¡In:a.wll, "iorks. eU¡)14-2 "ADVICE TO MOTHERS "—ire you trokra m yoai net by a sick child snfloriag with the pain by cutting teeth.? Go at once to a chemist and get a bottle of Mis. Winsiow's Soothing Syrup. It wiU relieve the poor suflorer immediately. It, in pleasant to tute, It produces natural, quiet sleep by relieving the child from pain, and the Uttl* chemb awahn as bright at I Amotion. O! &11 chwni»tv 1*. lid- per bottle. 40i
ITHE GLOBE FRAUDSI THE COST OF PROSECUTING I WHITAKER WRIGHT. A meeting of the Whitaker Wright Prose- cution Fund Committee was held in London yesterday afternoon. Mr. John Flower, who presided, said the total amount subscribed wae C2,213, of which .£.1,89 had been disbursed, leaving a balance in hand of XZ87, subject to further liability for legal and other expenses to date. Mr. Flower expressed regret for the tragic sequel of the trial, for which, however, the com- mittee were in no way responsible. Neverthe- less, it must be "a satisfaction to all con- cerned to know that the case waa conducted with perfect fairness on the part of the pro- secution, entirely free from any spirit of vin- dietiveness, and with no other object than to establish a principle of public justice for the welfare of the comunity ait large. A resolution was passed instructing the solicitors to the fund (Messrs. Simmons and Simmons) to write to the Treasury asking that the expenses of the prosecution might be refunded to the members of the com- mittee. I Whitaker Wright's Unfinished Mansion I So much haa been written about the I splendour of Lea Park mansion that people I seeing it for the first time are considerably I disappointed. At present the mansion looks a long way off completion. Round half of it stand scaffolding poles, and heavy cranes. too, are conspicuous, whilst in the interior much remains to be done. At a rough esti- mate it will take £ 20,000 to put the palace in a finished state, and even then it would, probably, not fetch in the market nearly the amount which Whitaker Wright spent upon it. I
I -LIVERPOOL-SH I POW N ERB' COMPLAINT I I The annual meeting of the Liverpool Steam- ship Owners' Association, whose members own 20 per cen. of the total British steam tonnage afloat, was held on Monday in Liver- pool.—The report, which was adopted, stated that the leading statesmen of all parties now realised that the country was in danger of losing its position as sea-carriers of the world because its shipowners were forced to compete on unequal tefms with foreigners, even in the ports of the United Kingdom, and immediate legislation was imperative. The laws needing alteration formed no part of the general fiscal policy of the country, and were condemned by tariff reformers and Free Traders alike.
TWO GUN ACCIDENTS I Two gun accidents, one fatal and the other of a very serious character, are reported from the Crossgar and Ballynahinch districts, County Down. In the first case. while a young man named Carlin was drawing a fowl- ing piece from a hedge, where he had con- cealed it on someone approaching, it acci- denta,Uy exploded, the contents entering his chest. He died some hours afterwards. In the second instance, while a. young fellow named Bowers was hand-ling a loaded gun it went off, the contents lodging in his arm, which was badly shattered.
LATE MR. W. DAYSON, EBBW VALE I The funeral of the late Mr. W. Dayson. York House, Ebbw Vale, who for many years acted as chief accountant under the Ebbw Vale Company, took place on Monday at Llanelly (Brecon) Churchyard. The proces- sion was composed of all the principal officials and workmen. The service was per- formed by the Rev. W. C. Williams, vicar of Ebbw Vale, and the Rev. H. S. Williams, vica-r of Newtown, Ebbw Vale.
WELSH TINPLATE TRADE I The award of Sir Kenelm Digby in the tin- plate trade will. doubtless, be brought up for consideration at the quarterly meeting of the men's Wages and Disputes Board next Thursday. We learn from the officials that, though the men are dissatisfied, there will be no disloyalty to the award. They gave their joint committee plenary powers to call in the Board of Trade arbitrator, and this they exercised.
THE AUSTRIAN PREMIER I Dr. Ernest Von Koerber. the present Austrian Prime Minister, who has done so much to promote the economic welfare of his country since he became Premier in January, 1900, is a just friend to England. He has con- sistently developed broad-minded views in dealing with the interests of British manu- facturers in Austria-views that are in happy contract to those of some other Continental Premiers.
BANQUET TO COLONEL QUWK I I A farewell banquet to Colonel J. Owen I Quirk, C.B., D.S.O., on the termination of his command of the 41st Begimental District, will be given by Lord Windsor (Lord- lieutenant of the county), the deputy- lieutenants and magistrates, and the officers (regular and auxiliary forces) of the 41st Begimental District at the Boyal Hotel, Car- diff, on Friday evening next.
DEATH AT 107 I The interment took place at Limerick on Monday of Mrs. Kelly, Lower Gerald, Griffin- street. who had attained the remarkable age of 107 years. She had enjoyed the full possession of her faculties up to the time of her death, two days ago. i-
COLLEGE OF PRECEPTORS I The certificate and lower forms examina- tions of the Collegy of Preceptors at the Cardiff Centre, whicll commenced on the 8th of December last, were held at the Presby. terian Church Lecture-hall, Windsor-place. under the superintendance of the Rev. A. E. Wykes. There were 81 candidates, 40 boys and 41 girls. The following is a list of candi- dates who obtained certificates, arranged in order of merit: — Boys:—First class (or senior)—Pass division: H. G. Howell, I. Powell, S. Bowlands. Third class—Honours division: E. Allen. Third class-Pass division: H. Salmon, J. Little, T. C. Williams, E. F. Guy, J. E. Abbott, J. B. Dutton, W. F. Johnson, E. R. Williams, B. White, A. Marshall, P. Watson, W. H. Rees. Girle—Second class (or juniors)-Honours division: R. Hodges. Second class (or juniors) -Pass division: C. L. Griffiths, N. A. Thomas, Third class-Pass division: C. E. Fowler, E. A- Porcher, M. Phillips, M. Thomas, B. Hickey, L. E. Phillips, M. E. Jordan, F. D. Nelson, M. Swenson, A. Evans, G. M. Davies, M. Thomas, M. H. Harrison. J. Phillips. The following candidates have passed the lower forms examination:- Boys:-G. E. Blight, M. P. Draper. R. Milne,, E C. Phillips, J. M. Powell, H. K. Rogers. G. F. White. Girls:—E. M. Buchanan, M. Dobson, E. A. Elias, S. Evans, F. G. Griffin, M. Jones, J. E. Morgan, E. Morris, A. M. Parsons, J. G. Sutherland, L. Thomas.
Fels-Naptha There are two ways to wash: (I) go by the book: (, (2) boil the clothes. I If the first, Fels-Naptha has saved you ten times its cost. If the second, you are a stranger to it. ¡ Feis-Naptfca 39 Wibos street London E C
[KING AND WALES. A MESSAGE FROM LORD- i KHOLLYS. No definite arrangements have yet been made for the Royal visit to Wales, which is expected to take place in the first half of ths present year. April was the month origin- ally suggested, and his Majesty intended visiting Swansea to inaugurate the new dock. Lord Knollys, however, informs us that nothing has as yet been settled as regards the Royal visit. Both the King and Queen may be able to coxno here—and their Majesties hope that it. will be the case-or they may not. Up to the present it has been 4bouglit that the Queen, 'althoH accompanying his Majesty to Ireland, Scw&d' })e unable to extend her tour to Wales. It iinll give the greatest satisfact.ion -to-1:1 loyal subjects in the Principality to know that her Majesty hopes to accompany the King should Wales be included in the Boyal progress.
SOMALJtAND WAR. I I Hardships of the Fight. I A message from Gaolo reports that Colonel Kenna's ttodfrn are beginning to feel the effect of the rapid work and short rations. Their hardships are accentuated by the purgative character of the water, which is extremely rank, as well as by the temperature, which is excessive by night as well as day. In spite of these hard- ships there is no grumbling, and the spirit of the troops is magnificent. The horses are feeling the arduous work of rounding up the Karias, the effects of the water, and the entire absence of grazing. In the sweeping movement from Dumodle to Halin the First Brigade captured 3.000 camels and 20,000 sheep. The arduous con- ditions under which the march was accomplished told severely on the troops. This haul can hardly be expected to have any appreciable effect, as the Mullah is under- stood to have a large amount of stock in possession. According to one report, the Mullah is moving across the Sorl, carrying three days' water, and has effected a modus vivendi with Osman Mahmud, whereby he will be tacitly allowed a temporary refuge on the waters on the northern edge of the Sorl. According to another report, the Mullah has concentrated his forces at a large oasis near Borac. in the Karar Hills, distant five days' march from Nogal through a district devoid of water.
RIGHTS OF FREEMINERS. I The Pillowell United Colliery gale recently reverted to the Office of Woods, and accord- ing to the Mine Laws of the Royal Forest of Dean, the Mineral Department of the Office of Woods invited applications for a re-grant of the Xag's Head gale, which is a portion of the Pillowell gale. It is only to freeminers that grants of coal or iron ore can be made in the first instance, but they, in turn, are free to sell t4 capitalists. A freeminer in the ordinary sense is a working collier who was born in the Hundred of St. Briavel's, and must have worked for one year and one day in a mine. There are close on 2,000 freeminers in the Forest, and nearly 800 'I asked that this particular gale should be granted to themselves. Mr. Stafford Howard, the Commissioner of Woods and Forests, appointed Monday for the function of draw- ing lots. Almost all the applicants attended at the Speech House, where the proceedings were conducted by Mr. West garth Brown, of Cardiff, who is the deputy-gaveller. Follow- ing precedent, the freeminers held a meeting in the morning, and a compact was arrived at I by which it was agreed that, whoever drew the lucky number, he would consent that the property should be placed in trust for the benefit of all the applicants generally. Mr. Joshua Hawkins, a Lydbrook collier, drew the prize. A committee of' seven were appointed trustees. Mr. S. J. Elsoan, J.P., who is chair- man of the Freeminers'. Association, men- tioned t-hat an owner of colliery properties adjacent to the Xag's Head gale had made an offer of 3d. a ton royalty on all the coal won in the gale, and that the general com- mittee dealing with the freeminers' rights had acoepted. the offer.
BOLTED BREAKFASTS. I Only five minutes for breakfast this morn- ing!" Isn't that your cry very often? Down goes the mea! and away you hurry to business. ¡ We entirely agree with an authority who said recently that there is no more fruitful source of breakdown than this behaviour, unless, when it is regula,rly done, some safe but simple stomach and liver stimulant, such as bile beans, be taken. When food is put into the stomach, the stomach crie<;¡ out for blood to carry on digestion; and when you sit down after a meal nature sees to it that the blood supply is reduced in certain parts, and increased at the stomaoh. When you gulp down a. meal and hurry off, however, the legs need more blood, the muscles of the back need more, and the heart has got to work harder. You can feel it going pit,pat," under the extra strain, and, if you oould see it. you would find that the stomach is hardly able to call sufficient blood to its vessels to oarry on its work. If you must hurry immediately after break- fast, why not give the stomach a little help ? A bile bean taken immediately after food helps the stomach better thnn anything else. Don't think that in taking biliq beans in this way you're dosing yourself with harmful drugs. You wouldn't think of a bit of liquorice plant in that way. Bile beans are just the essences of certain Australian herbs boiled down and concentrated. You can t chew four inches of vegetable stem as you go along, but you can take its essence when concentrated into a bile bean, and it does you the same good. Mr. W. O. Chambers, of Cottrill-road, Da-lston-lane, Hackney, London, says: Bolt- ing breakfast and hurrying off to business, swallowing dinner quickly and recommencing work immediately, at last brought on me serious indigestion. I felt a constant amoa, tion of weight and pain at the stomach, had frequent attacks of vomiting, headache, and fits of trembling. Constipation also occurred, and an aching pain, in the small of my back. My eyes became so weak tha t I could not boar strong light. The extra work which hurring after food throws upon the heart weakened that organ so much tbail my circulation beoame defective and my hands and feet were always cold. From medioal advice I got no benefit, but soon after commencing with bile beans I felt an improvement. I presevered with them, and in the end they removed all my ailments. I am now free from indigestion and all its effects, and am restoned to good health." Charles Forde's bile beans may be had from all medicine vendors. e416
SOUTH WALES BORDERERS I Promotion for Major King-I Hunter. Major F. King-Hunter, of the 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers has been specially selected for the appointment of second in command of the 1st battalion now in India. Major King-Hunter will be remembered as a former adjutant of the, 3rd Glamorgan Volun- teers who brought the battaJion to a high state of efficiency. Major King-Hunter was appointed recrniting staff officer at Leeds on vacating his Volunteer adjutancy, and did so well there that extra regimental promo- tion was promised him in the event of the age limit preventing him obtaining his pro- motion in the Borderers. When a captain his company succeeded in taking the first i prize a.t the Royal Military Tournament for bayonet fighting and physical drill, beating the Grenadier Guards in the final. Major King-Hunter served in South Africa with the 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers, and is an exceptionally smart and able officer who believes in hard work.
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I" MABON," M.P., ILL. MINERS' SYMPATHY WITH THEIR LEADER. As reported in the later editions of yester- day's Evening Express," Mr. William Abraham ("Mabon"), M.P., was unable to attend the monthly meeting of the Rhondda miners yesterday.-Mr. Watts Morgan said that their chief agent had been connected with the district for over 25 years, and suggested that a resolution of sympathy with him should be pasmd.Sympathetdc references were made by several of the lodge representatives, and it was remarked that Mabon" during his long and honourable connection with the coalfield had gone through such difficulties and strife on the workmen's behalf that very few outsiders could realise what he had had to contend with. The delegate added, with feeling: "When we lose him we'll miss him." --A resolu- tion of sympathy with "Mabon" in his illness I was unanimously passed, and the lodges connected with the district were recom- mended to pass votes of a similar nature and forward them to Mr. Abraham.—Mr. Watts Morgan having announced that "Mabon's" medical advisers were of opmlon that he ought not to partake in public work till the middle or end of March, a resolution was passed unanimously to free Mr. Abraham from all his duties in connection with the l Bhondda District till such time as the doctors thought advisable.
I THE EDUCATION ACT. At the meeting of the Llanelly Borough Council on Monday afternoon a letter was read from the Board of Education intimating that, as the council were not prepared to work the Act in its integrity, it would not be brought into operation in the urban dis- trict, and that the appointed day would be further postponed to April 1. Mr. Bramwell Jones: When, in the ordinary course of things, does the present school board go out of office? Mr. E. T. Jones said their period of office expired in March. He would propose that the council do no more advertising until an assurance was received from the Board of Education that there should be no further postponement. Mr. Tregoning seconded. Mr. E. T. Jones further suggested that it should be pointed out to the Board of Educa- tion that the term of office of tho-school board expired in March. Mr. Tregoning said that it was provided in the Act that every school board should con- tinue in office until the Act came into opera- tion. The resolution of Mr. E. T. Jones was agreed to. Breconshire Resisters. At Ystradgynlais (Breconshire) on Monday the R-ev. William Morgan, Congregational minister, and 32 others, were summoned for refusing to pay the education rate. The amounts claimed varied from one penny to 21s. Great interest was taken in the pro- ceedings. There was no demonstration. The first case called on was against the Eev. William Morgan, Congregational minis- ter. He admitted having refused 6s., which was part of the poor-rate. It was agreed that Mr. Morgan should repre- sent all the others summoned, so as to save time. Mr. Herbert Lloyd at the outset, however, reminded the rev. gentleman that the making of the law did not rest with them as magistrates, only the administration of it. They could not express any opinion as to whether it was good. wise, or bad. They had to administer it as they found it. It would only be waete of time if they listened to any- thing other than objections to the rate itself. The Rev. W. Morgan: I understand that. Proceeding, Mr. Lloyd said he was sorry that they had taken up the present action in their district, for the reason that he had such perfect confidence in the good sense of the country. He felt certain that if certain sections of the community had been unduly pressed or any injustice done to them that it would be redressed. The Rev. Mr. Morgan said that he would take the legal aspect. They were aware that religious objections would not avail in the court. Still, to be candid, the root of their objection lay in their faith and in their conscience, but they would bow to the authority of the magistrates, and state only legal objections. First of all, they did not refuse to pay the poor-rate. He could only object to pay that portion of the rate which went to the support of sectarian, or the eo-ealled National Schools. The ra-te-collector was then called. He said he had 4emlanded 6s. from Mr. Morga,n- which was part of the rate. The magistrates made an order for pay- ment. Orders for payment were also made in all the other cases. One of the resisters, when asked what he had to say, said: "No control, no cash." A meeting of the resisters followed. Cefn Warrants not Issued yet. Th-e distress warrants against the Cefn passive resisters bave not yet been sent out, but they will be issued, and probably executed, during the current week.
ELECTRICITY IN MINES. I The report of the Departmental Committee on the Use of Electricity in Mines was issued by the Home Office on Monday afternoon. In their oonclUBiollil the Committee state that in order to assist the department, and aJso to put their views into definite shape, they have drawn up a set of rules which they think might with advantage be introduced into all mines. They think that if the code, or one like it, is established a considerable step will have been made towards securing the safety of miners, and that it will be im- possible under such provisions that many casualties will occur. Of course, the code will not put an end to accidents—no code could do so; and, numerically, as the use of elec- tricity grows, the hare number of accidents may be expected even to increase. But, on the other hand, the Committee hope that accidents from falls at the face will more than correspondingly diminish. At any rate, according to the Committee's propo6als, both owners and men win have the &&WfartZ of feeling that good work and appliances are insisted on, and that dangerous apparatus is fenced and isolated, and that improper use or tampering with electricity is strictly for- bidden under the proposed rules. The Com- mittee deal with generating stations, cables, switches, junction boxes, fuses and cut-outs, motors, electric locomotives, electric lignting, shot-firing, signalling, electric re-lighting of safety lamps, Ac. The Committee were Mr. H. S. Cunyngha.me, C.B. (chairman), Mr. Charles Fenwick. M.P., Mr. W. N. Atkinson, and Mr. A. H. Stokes (his Majesty's inspectors of mines), Mr. W. W. Hood. and Mr. W. H. Patchett, with Captain A. Desborough (his Majesty's inspector of explosives) as secretary.
YORKSHIRE STRIKE CLAIM. I The action brought by the Denaby and Cadeby Main Collieries (Limited) against the Yorkshire Miners' Association and Others, claiming CI50,000 damages for alleged conspi- racy and unlawful combination to induce the plaintiffs' workmen to break their contracts, was further heard in the King's Bench on Monday (before Mr. Justice Lawrance). Further evidence was given for the plain- tiffs by a number of workmen, who said they bad been told not to go to work by the local officials of the Union, and they stated that in oonsequonoc of the intimidation and personal violence used towards them they were afraid to go to work. One man said the crowd smashed windows and doors, and "played Hamlet" with them. Counsel requesting the witness to explain what that meant, his Lordship said the wiV ness was only using more respectable lan- gua.ge than usual. Mfiet people mentioned a place instead of a name. (Loud laughter.) Mr. Bankes cloeed his case for the plain- tiffs, after putting in documentary evidence showing that over t2S,000 h&d been paid to the strikers. Mr. Rufus Isaacs then opened the case for the Miners' Association. He submitted that there was no evidence to connect the associa- tion so as to make them liable for any of the alleged uniawful <t?Us of the members of the local committee. LT%e further hearWg of the ca?e was ed. ■
MINERS AND DOCTOR UNPLEASANTNESS IN THE GARW VALLEY. At the monthly meeting of the Garw Valley District of Miners yesterday Mr. David Thomas presiding, the Agent (Alderman Thomas} referred to the case of a man named Webber, who had been employed at the In- ternational Colliery, and payment of whose compensation money had been suspended on a report of the doctor to the company. A reply had been drafted to certain statements made public by Dr. J. L. Thomas, and this set forth that Webber saw the miners' agent I on December-15, and told him that Dr. Thomas had refused to sign his papers on the 11th. and that his money had been stopped. The agent rang up the International Company, and asked them why they had stopped Webber's compensation. The reply was that the doctor had reported that he was fit for work. That statement was made by the manager of the International Colliery, and in consequence of the doctor's report to that office the district now held him responsible i for stopping the man's money, and they I further said that Dr. Thomas had no right to report anything to the office of the Inter- national Company while he was paid by the men.—On the motion of the delegate of the International Lodge certain portions of the reply suggestive of ill grace on the part of the works committee in giving Dr. Thomas a -g;vinit Dr. 'I'bornas a hearing on a particular occasion were elimi- nated, and the reply was then adopted.—It was reported that the case of Webber had been entered in the court with the object of obtaining a declaration of liability from his employers, the International Colliery Oom- pany, and it was agreed that Mr. S. T. Evans, K.C., M.P., be retained on their behalf, and also three medical specialists to give eTi- dence on the physical condition of Webber.
CARDIFF COLOURED MEN Temperance Hotel Opened in "Tiger Bay." The coloured seamen who come to Cardiff are as frequently to be met with in unsavoury "Tiger Bay" as their whrte-oomplexioned com- rades who wander about the streets of Cosmo- politan Cardiff. On Monday afternoon scarcely a white man was to be seen in Maria-street and adjacent thoroughfares, and nearly every one of the blacks carried a gilt "C" upon his breast as the sign and symbol of his con- nection with the Coloured Associ ation-atarted in Cardiff just over a year ago by the Rev. J. H. Boudier, founder of the "Moon and Stars" Temperance Hotel, who is president of the association, and has enrolled upwards of 250 members, each of whom he knows personally and by name. The association has been the means of doing a great work for the stranger in a strange land. The commotion on Monday afternoon centred in the opening by Mr. Boudier, of "The Jolly Sailor," 4, Maria-street. Thus for the first time the coloured man has a home exclusively his own, where he can enter at all times, partake of refresh- ments, discuss the questions of the hour, play games, and sing his national plantation songs. The opening was preceded by a service in St. Mary s Church, the like of which for novelty has not been seen in Cardiff since the Rev. Father Daniele Radmilovich, a Dalmatian, addressed a congregation of Sclavs in St. David's Roman Catholic Church, Cardiff, some twelve years ago. The congregation was composed almost entirely of coloured men, who wera conducted to the front eeate. The service opened with the singing of !?tii people that on earth do dwell," and closed with the well-known "Rescue the perishing," Mr. Boudier accompanying on the har- monium. The vicar (the Rev. Gilbert Heaton) preached. After the service an adjourn- ment was made to "The Jolly Sailor," where in a stuffy room, crowded by coloured men, Mr. Boudier, as president, expressed regret at the absence of his worship the mayor, Lord Tredegar, the bishop of Llandaff, Mr. F. J. Beavan, and others, all of whom had written expressing sympathy with, and promising to support the movement. Mrs. Fletcher (Windsor-place) performed the opening ceremony. Omitting the press representatives, the only white men present were Mr. Leonard Phillips (solicitor), and Mr. J. S. Taylor.
PRISONERS' AID SOCIETY The forty-third annual report of the East Glamorgan Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society has been issued. It shows that during the year 4,600 prisoners completed their sentences in Cardiff Gaol, viz., 3,389 males and 1,211 females. The numbers show a small decrease in comparison with 1902. The discharged prisoners to whom aid was given during 1903 were 374 men and 106 women. Of these it was subsequently found that only eleven men and three women had been arrested, while 137 men and 40 women were doing well. The majority, however—209 men and 54 women- had been lost sight of. The report states that the agent, Mr. Deverenx, has again been very successful in getting employment for those cases which have been placed under his charge. The tact and zeal of the agent have considerably contributed to the success which the committee have met with in dealing with many of the cases brought before them.
COMPLIMENTARY DINNER AT BRECON At the Castle Hotel, Brecon, a eompiimen tary dinner was given by the past and present members of the Brecon staff of the National Provincial Bank of England (Limited) to Mr. Herbert E. Bradley, on his retirement from the bank after forty years' service, during the last ten years of which he had been manager at Brecon. The chair was occupied by Mr. Snead Williams, manager of the Builth branch, and the vice-chair by Mr. Hill, of the Brecon branch.
GOLF -1 OXFORD V. CAMBRIDGE. I The University golf content, which has of recent years been played over the St. George's Chtb'e aderse, will this ye?r take place ait Woking, it, being thought that a course nearer London than that at Sandwich would provide greater facilities for both competitors and spectators. The date, fixed for the twenty- sixth annual ooatteet is April 19.
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LFALL OUT OF TRAIN NEWPORT MAN'S MARROW I ESCAPE. It is a most providential escape; and the wonder is that you are alive to todl the tale." This was the observation of Alderman Golds- worthy, the presiding magistrate at Newport Police-court on Monday, to James O'Brien, a labourer, who was charged with travelling between Cardiff and Newport on the railway without having paid his fare, and also with exposing himself to danger by getting out of a. train whilst in motion. The magistrate was right in describing it as a providential' escape, but as to implying that the man could tell the tale," that was not quite so, as he said he had no memory whatever of what took place. The people passing along O&er- leon-road on Saturday night, about ten o'clock, were very much astonished to see a man fall from a passenger train crossing Church-road bridge, on its way to Bristol. He rolled over and over down the em. bankment, until on arrival at the bottom he was in & dazed and stunned condition, and could not say where he was going. When he came to him- self he admitted that he had come from Cardiff without paying his fane. He told the magistrates on Monday that he had been drinking, and had no recollection at all of what he was doing. He had, he saae, been working for the Callender Cable Construction Company, between Pontypridd and Peny- graig.-The Bench told him that he was liable to a fine of-L5 for jumping out of the train, irrespective of the non-payment of the fare. They, however, merged the whole affair together, and fined him Zis.; or a month.
BURGLARY REPORTED AT MERTH\ I Information was given to the police at Merthyr on Monday that a bwrglary had been committed on the premises of Mr. Benjamin Jones, grocer, 64, Bream-road, and that a cash-box containing £ 119 in gold and £10 in silver had been stolen from the shop till. The shop was locked up 4t about twelve o'clock on Saturday night. There were marks on the drawer as if it had been forced open by some instrument. It is supposed that an entrance was effected by means of the front door of the private residence of Mr. Jones, at the side of the shop, whilst the place was empty. Miss Jones locked the door on Sunday night, leaving the house vacant, and placed the key inside the fanlight, and it is supposed that the perpetrator of the robbery saw her do this and got possession of the key, which he re- placed in the same position as it had been left. The back door of the shop was found open on Monday morning, and as there were footprints in the garden at the rear it ia presumed that the thief got away over the back wall. Detective Henry Davies has the case in band.
MERTHYR BOYS IN TROUBLE .1 Two little boys, named Wm. Williams and John Hurley, were charged at Merthyr Police- court on Monday with stealing 10s. 6d. from the shop till of George Williams, grocer, Windsor-terrace, Merthyr. Williams was bound over to come up for judgment when called upon; Hurley was ordered to receive six strokes with a birch-rod. Another young- ster, named William Thomas Dawies, charged with stealing three sums of 9d., 6s. 3d., and 139.1 the moneys of Messrs. Jones, Dickinson, and Co., in whose establishment at Dowlais he had been employed a-3 errand boy, was also bound over.
TOO MUCH WHISKY FOR TOOTHACHE At the Barry Police-court on Monday Mr. David Davies heard a case in which James Beddoe was charged with being drunk and disorderly.—Defendant, in reply tr) the bench, said, "I could not &,iy whether it was giddiness, drunk, or toothache, sir. (Laughter.) I had toothache very bad, and I wenieto hava a drop of whisky, and went home."—Mr. Davies: You will be fined 5s.—Defendant; Thank you; good-day, gentlemen.
£200 DAMAGES FOR AN EYE I A Liverpool shipsmith was on Monday awarded £ 200 damages, under the Workmen's Compensat,ion Act, for the loss of his eye, which, was irreparably injured by a piece of steel flying into it consequent on unsuitable tools being provided for the work on hand.
EX-CURATE A ROGUE AND VAGABOND I Hugh Camming (5o\ who in 1874-5 held a curacy at Clapham, Yorkshire, was at the North London Police-court on Monday sen- tenced to two months' hard labour as a rogue and vagabond.
SUDDEN DEATH AT BARRY I Mrs. Rdrie Drew, of Z. Sydeuham-street, Barry, died suddenly on Monday night whilst at supper with her mother. She was 27 years of age, and leaves six children, the eldest being eight years of age.
WRESTLING HERO AT LEICESTER I Hackenschnjiidt, who took part in the wrest- ling contest in Loudon on Saturday, made an appearance at the Palace Theatre, Leicester, on Monday night, and received a very warm reception by a crowded house.
CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNING CBOSS-COUNTBY CHAMPIONSHIP. I The National Union, having been unable to obtain either Birmingham or Derby race- course for their national event, the cross- country championship will be brought off at Duustall Park on March 5, when some of the finest long-distance runners in England and France will compete. The OaAbays Harriers paid a visit to Castle- ton and competed with the local club over a very heavy course of seven milea. The visitors won by four pointa. The first three men hf.me in each team were: —Cathays, G. Court, second; C. G-ould, third; and G. Hill, fourth. Castleton: R. Davies, first; H. Grice, fifth; and J. Coslett, teventh. Winner's time, 42min. osec. The Booth (Cardiff) Harriers held a pa.per- chase on Satnrday from headquarters, 33 runners turning out, over a course of nine miles and a half. The hares were Messrs. T. F. Yaites, F. H. Bishop, and A. Malthias, and the order of the first six was H. T. Johnson, A. L. Pow, J. Summers, Barry Tylke, C. W. Winter, and J. P. Mount joy. In view of the ohaurpiorafhip events, the Candiff Harriers A.A. and C.C. members have commenced training in earnest, and on Satur- day took a brisk run, A. Williams acting as pacemaker.
The marriage between Violet Picton-War- low, second daughter of Colonel Tarbervill, of Ewenny Priory, Bridgend, Glamorgan, and Ralph Antony, second son of the late Rev. Havilland Durand, of Earley, and Mrs. Dorand, of Moulin Hoet, Guernsey, will take place at Ewenny Priory in April.
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