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Samuel brings better value than nearly double the amount expended in the ordinary retail way. For the Easter Season H. SAMUEL has eclipsed all previous efforts in the value and beauty of his productions. No expense has been spared in placing before His clients the oest procurable quality at prices so surprisingly small as to be within the reach of all. Easter Bargain Offers. CALL ON H. SAMUEL (OF MANCHESTER), GREATER VALUE! LARGER VARIETY EVERY ARTICLE GUARA.NTEED! NO RISK! NO DISSATISFACTION! FREE PRIZES! FREE PRIZES! EI. SAMUEL has set specially aside a select supply of useful and ornamental novelties to be distributed amongst purchasers FOR THIS WEEK ONLY aa complimentary souvenirs. Call early and secure the best of these valuable and unique prizes. TO-DAY! TO-DAY! A FEW OF THE GREAT EASTER BARGAINS H. SAMUEL IS OFFERING! (No. 1). tM Ladies and G? H" St-wlimg SUTer Watches, thr, ￼ Ret.an quartM Ptate jewelled move- 00 I?oe BMBt, hard white enamelled O 15/- dM. 0/- (No. 2). f30 Solid Real Gold f H. Samuel's! w ('-VO. 2)- t30 SOld Reaa Gom H saviueilyRetail Handsomely engraved Q Price destg-. '')?0 j 7/- !*«. 3). 200 S*M Beal Gctd (H S?mnefa Betan S?-natjted Gem XiB?. set 1 Price J Price "tth genmne Stones, Pearls, QQ/ /O 8/- RabtM, 3/9 I Pl.,M Compare with Retail Prices! H. Samuel tabs full raspoosaMity for erws-y parehaee and Rnarmntees every article supplied. <?o. 0. Special. BeAtcticm H. Santool's Ret&a ISO L-UW bandwme llcw C?oM f Pr1œ Watches, thre"llaxt?Z ]gate ￼ Prim jeweued n?emect. en?t?d 25/- C-, aot&I tinted, or gold dial, ?-'?' ?' as preferred. Astounding Value. J :N° 0. 150 FOM Re&I GoldiH. Samnrf-, Betail t?dK?B?. pti. B?a Extraordinary Bargain. a Price &wh EZ?7 beMs the G.R.4/-Prke a»Qniark. "r '&-e' Mo. 5). MU Real St?<r Match|H. ga?owl's j B?a 6totee, hlad-mely engraved ?t price ¡Price odeiM.K?sigM. 3/ 1 P6'r5i CALL TO-DAY! CALL TO-OAY! Visitors desirous of viewing his Season's pro- auctions are assured of every attention and civility whether a purchase results or not. TO-DAY! TO-DAY! RAILWAY FARE PAID! RAILWAY FARE PAID!" RAILWAY FARE PAID! H. SAM U EL REFUNDS THE RAILWAY FARE TO ALL PUBCRAsERs OF GOODS VALUE 251- and UPWARDS WITHE* A RADIUS OF 30 MILES. A MONTH'S FREE TRIAL! MONET RETURNED IF DISSATISFIED H. SAMUEL (of Manchester), 7, St. Mary-st., Cardiff. YE OLD ENGLISH AND A ICAN CIDER COMPANY, BRISTOL AND NEW YORK. ONE HALF MILLION GALLONS DRAUGHT AND BOTTLING CIDERS FOR SALE, ROUGH AND SWEET. Per Prices and Particulars apply to D. J. WILLIAMS, DOCKWELL, LLANWKRN, Near NEWPORT. MON. >18644 Telegrame: Nat. Telephone: Arernder. Florist, Cardiff. 597. WILLIAM T RESEDER, THE NURSERIES, CARDIFF. pALM AND EASTER SUNDAY. WREATHS, CROSSES, HARPS, Ac. Early Orders will oblige. e12786 &s7nL, M Sold trf all Chonriate. or poet tree M. CtMsalMt. Soutittmptoa» now BUSINESS ADDRESSES. I XSTOP ONE MOMENT. M x OH, DEAR, DOCTOR, MUST MY I DARLING DIE? A THERE IS VERY LITTLE HOPE, BUT TRY rpUIXHi r^TILLIAMS' PATENT GALSAM OF JJONEY, THERE IS NO REMEDY UNDER CAKOPY OF HEAVEN EQUAL. PATRONISED BY ROYALTY, NOBILITY, DOCTORS, NURSES, and MOTHERS PRAISE IT. WHY? IT contains PURE Welsh Honey and an Essence of the Purest and Most Efficacous Serbs, gathered on the Hills of Wales, being gathered in the proper season, when its virtoes are in full perfection, BRONCHITIS. THERE are thousands of children who die annually from Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, and Croup. Thia is a grand discovery for the Cure of such complaints. The Famous Remedy for COUGHS, BRON- CHITIS, ASTHMA, and CONSUMPTION has the largest sale of any chest medicine in Wales and England. Those who have taken this medicine are amazed at its wonderful influence. Sufferers from a.ny form of Bron- chitis, Cough, Difficulty of Breathing. Hoarse- ness, Pain or SorenesB in the Chest, experience delightful and innnediate relief; and to these who are subject to Colds on the Chest it is invaluable, as it effects a Complete Cure. It is most oomforting in allaying irritation in the throa.t and giving strength to the voioe, and it neither allows a Cough or Asthma to become chronic, nor Consumption to develop. Consumption has never been known to exist where "Coughs" have been properly treatoed with this medicine. No house should be with- out it. as, taken at the beginning, a doae is generally sufficient, and a Complete Oure is oertain. SEE THAT YOU GET THE GENUINE ARTICLE TUDOR WILLIAMS' PATENT BALSAM OF HONEY, MOST IMPORTANT. SO MANY IMITATIONS AND FRAUD. Sold by all Chemists and Stores in 18., 2s. 6d., and 4s. 6d. bottles. Sample bottle sent (post paid) for la. 3d., 5s., and 5s., from the inventor. Saving in purchasing the larger size bottles. D. rjTUDOR LAD.K.W., MEDICAL HALL, ABERDARE. et2460 FURNITURE. FURNITURE. .r& THE LARGEST STOCK TO SELECT FROM. RJLHE BEST IN QUALITY, THE CHEAPEST IN PRICE. FOR CASH OR ON EASY TERMS. TO GET ALL THIS GO TO THE ATLAS FURNISHING CO., H A YES, CARDIFF. COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHERS. PAY THEM A VISIT. CATALOGUES FRXE ON AFILICATtON. DALE. FORTY. & CO.S piANOS AND QRGANS Alft PIANOS by LIPF, BRINSMEAD, ERARD, COLLARD. CRAMER. BORD. <fec^ Ae. ORGANS by MASON and HAMLIN, FAR RAND. WEAVER, BELL, Ac., &eo Special Discounts for Cash, or may be had on our system of extended payments. Sole Agents for the "CECILIAN" PERFECT PIANO PLAYER. Full Illustrated Lists free on application. DALE. FORTY. & CO. CARDIFF. Also at Cheltenham. Ac. _R' NO BREAD EQUAL TO REYNOLDS' WHEATMEAL PURE, WHOLESOME, DIGESTIVE. J. REYNOLDS & CO., LIMITED. GLOUCESTER. ORDER FROM ANY BAKER AND BE CONVINCED. The Best Brown Loaf on Offer. el2Z75 *———)!)!<)! !t! JESSE WILLIAMS rjTHREE FORTY APERIENT pILL. LOD. A BOX. 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THE INFALLIBLE STOP-WATCH I Motor speed legislation, and the con- sequent prosecutions, draw attention to the stop-watch and its capabilities, and we are bound to say the public have a right to look with a certain amount of suspicion on decisions based on the evi- denoe of these little articles. As trans- pired in the case against Captain Hughes Morgan (which was dismissed), much depended on the character- of the stop watch, its use was a matter of careful training, and it was easy, by accident or design, to make a considerable error. We should be the last to accuse the police of inten- tional inaccuracy; on the other hand, we think a careful and intelligent constable might be trained to manioulate a fctOD- watch to perfection. Nevertheless, after all is said and done, there must always remain a residuum of doubt. Nothing is more difficult to estimate than speed. It would be extremely interesting to note the result of a test. Let a car be run between two points, and let, say, twenty Cardiff p-olico (who are among the best in the country) estimate that speed, some by the eye alone and others by aid of stop- watches. We have not the slightest doabt that their estimates would differ to a surprising extent, and that the watches would disagree amongst themselves as well as with the eye estimates. It takes a trained man and a first-rate stop-watch to give speed verdicts that are- above I suspicion.
I The weather at Easter will probably be ¡ unsettled-at least. I I
A deceased Scotsman has left behind I him no less than 181 wills. It is as true as ever that where there's a will there's 3.1: way.
A Penarth milkman has been fined a shilling for yelling out, Milk O! Pen- arth wants quality in its morning fluid, and not a vocal selection.
The Cardin city fathers seem as pleased with their little place at Cathays as a child with a new toy. They can scarcely keep their hands off it, bless their inno- cent hearts.
Merthyr had the lowest death-rate of the great Welsh centres last week-only 12 per 1,000. Cardiff came next with 17, Newport with 19, Swansea and Rhondda bringing up the rear with 21 apiece.
This note speaks for itself, and leaves no need for more words:— Sir,-I for one feel grateful to you for your reference to the orange and banana. peel nuisance in your colwmne. I speak some- what. feelingly on the subject, as these slippery bits of peel have occasioned me several falls in the streets, and it may be there are more such treats in store. I quite agree with you that the polioe are not at all up to the mark in thie matter. Cannot our able chief-constable rouse them to a sense of their duty i'-I am, &c., I PEDESTRIAN.
John Andrews, a Newportonian, has five children too many, judging by the record of his doings which was reported to the magistrates yesterday. A victim of inebriety, Andrews has already had three months' gaol for neglecting his family, and yesterday the penalty was doubled. Deplorable is the case of little ones who have such a father as this. They should be removed from his spfcere of 1' influence altogether.
Toy pistols can be almost as dangerous as real ones on occasion, as a couple of Newport lads have just found out. The pistol was purchased second-hand, and a dispute arose as to whether the weapon I was worth the eighteenpence paid for it. The debate was closed by the pistol itself, which went off, and emptied its contents into the leg of one of the controversialists, who was, no doubt, satisfied perfectly and immediately—such is the irrefragable logic of facts. I
We are glad to see that the Llandaff Rural District Council has the courage to assert itself just for once in a way. The council are well aware that traction- engine traffic is becoming an almost intolerable nuisance, tearing up the roads, I shaking the adjacent houses, and polluting the atmosphere with smoke. Protests only arouse the owners of the engines to ribaldry. The council are now going to ascertain their powers with a view to I action. High time. J ———————————— I
Verily, the ways of officials are hard I to understand. It is difficult to credit that a number of copies of a Transvaal stamp were actually struck off before it. was discovered that the King's head was upside down! Several copies of this extra- ordinary "boggle are in the hands of the stamp-merchants, so it may well be that a ) still larger number was struct off and then destroyed. Of course, anybody but a Government official or an inmate of a blind asylum would have spotted the idiotic blunder as soon as it was placed before him.
Mr. Bishop sends us an interesting letter on the ticket question, which will be found in another column. The plan he mentions of making a note of the date and number of the ticket is, of course, a good one, but it is hardly likely that the travelling public at large will take the trouble to adopt it. Of course, the con- venience of avoiding the collection of tickets at large stations as now done is obvious, and there would be a great out- cry if it were discontinued. Indeed, there can be no question about this what- ever. Readers in plenty can remember the delay and bother at Cardiff under the old regime.
Mainly About People I The Nuneham estate, which reverts to Sir William Harcourt by the death of hia nephew, Mr. Lubray Harcourt, JJP^ is a finely-timbered one of about 1,200 acres, and a favourite riverside resort. It was purchased in 1710 from the Earl of Wemyss, by Simon first Baron and Viscount Harcourt, and-Lord Chancellor of England, who died in 1727. His grandson was Simon, first and only Earl Harcourt, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, who erected the mansion, in which is a fine collection of heirlooms, including valu- able paintings by old masters, besides valu- able MSS. and ourios. The first earl's son, Archbishop of York, succeeded to the estates, and dying without issue, was followed by George, who married the Gountess of Waldegrave, and also died without issue. Nuneham then pa-seed to George's brother, the Rev. William Vernon Venables Harcourt, I rector of Bolton Percy, Yorks, and canon of York Cathedral, the father of Sir William, and grandfailier of the late owner of Nune- ham. It is by no means improbable that the extinct earldom will be re-created in Sir William's favour. There was a rumour that he would have accepted such a. title-chiefly for the sake of his son-two years ago, when" he refused a viscounty. Certainly no better occasion could be found than the present, when Sir William retires from the field in which he has so long battled gloriously. The Duke of Norfolk's collective gift from the Catholic community on the occasion of his marriage has now been definitely decided upon. By his grace's privately-ascertained wifiby it has" taken the form (says the "Sheffield Telegraph") of a monstrance (the sacred vessel in which the Host is exposed during Benediction, and in the service known aa the Forty Honr¿,' Adoration) for the Dnkc's private chapel. v To my mind the Conquest of Peru proves effectually the superiority of fact over imagi- nation (says "Standerby" in the "Bystander"). The Legends of the Holy Grail or the old Greek stories of heroism cannot compare in deeds of absolute fearlessness with the courage of Pizza.ro and has little band of followers in roaxoh of the legendary El Dorado. Of course, the story is sortad, amd, had the historian been other than the beau- tatizi word-pointer, Prescott, it would read as the cruellest brief against the "civilisation" of the eavage at the hands of an enlightened nation. Yet, with Prescoti as our guide, we cannot help ffeeiing the pride of a wbite race, which, in spite of almost insurmountable odds, triumphed so signally over the dusky war- riors. I Sixty years' official connection with one j pack must surely be a record in the annals of the hunting field. This is what Mr. Robert Watson, the master of the Carlow and Island Foxhounds, can boast when he follows out his decision to retire at the end of the closing season. His father, Mr. John Watson, was master of the same pack for nearly 50 years, but his son, the present M.F.H., undertook all the active part of managing the pack from 1845. Although Mr. Robert Watson—who is the oldest M.F .H. in offioe-is now in his eighty- third year, he still rides straighter to hounds than many a yonngster, and has lost none of his grip on the control of the hunt. Mr. Arthur Lancelot Soames, who is shortly to marry Hetene, daughter of the late Herr Wilhelm Elan stein, of Berrenhausen, is the eldest son of Mr. A. W. Soames, the Radical member for South Norfolk. Mr. A. W. Soames is an architect, but has abandoned the prac- tice of his profession since his success at the notable bye-election in 1898. Before that he had fought two big battles at Ipswioh, on the second occasion narrowly missing success. The King's visit to Knowsley for the Ain- tree races re-calle (says the Daily Graphic") the distinctive idiosyncrasies of successive owners of that famous seat. The tate earl cared for none of saoh things, and scarcely ever entered his estate. Trees alone, in variation, interested him. His father's tastes were for Homer, horse racing, and politics, but it would not have much accorded with his or his wife's tastes to fill their house with a racing party, save on the greatest and most formal lines, perhaps, for the Leger. His father, in turn, was more interested in zoology than in raoes, and his father, again, was the earl from whom the Derby takes its name, while the Oaks. is so called from his estate. He was a mighty hunter and M.F.H., which none of his decendants have been. Mr. E. C. Burton, who presided at the dinner of the rival Blues ait the Cafe Royal after the boat race on Saturday, rowed in the Oxford crew as far back as 1846 and 1849, and was a fine all-round sportsman. The race in 1846 was memorable as marking the introduc- tion of outriggers into the boats, while among personal facts it may be recorded that the Oxford bow, H. S. Polehampton, afterwards entered the Church, and died at Lucknow from a bullet wound during the Indian Mutiny. In 1849 Mr. Burton rowed in distin- guished company, for the bow in the Dark Blue boat was "J. W. Chitty," who, after gain- renown aa one of the finest oarsmen ever sent to Putney by either 'varsity, became the cele- brated Chancery judge. a The duties of the Lord Wardenship of the Cinque Ports—to which the King has appointed Lord Ourzon, in the room of the late Lord Salisbury—are not so onerous as they were in the days of Edward III., of Elizabeth, or of George III., and their emoluments are none. But the post carries with it the right of living in the grand old Walmer Ca stle, overlook- ing the grim Goodwins, and, theoretically at least, the Lord Warden still claims a right to "flotsam, jetaam, and langan, or floating, cast up. and submerged wreckage." The great Duke of Wellington was Lord Warden; and in the castle his bedroom. is still preserved as he used it, with the famous brass camp bedstead which the duke used in all his campaigns. In former days there were rangerships in connection with each of the London Parks. In Hyde Park, for instance, there were two such officers-one being paid for holding it and the other for exercising it. One of these was bestowed by Queen Elizabeth upon Lord HunB- don, whose emoluments amounted to the not extravagant sum of fourpence a day, "together with herbage, pannage, and browsage for the deer"! Among those who have held the rangership of Richmond Park are the Earl of Portland, Lord Walpoie, Princess Amelia, Lord Sidmouth, and the late Duke of Teck. Prince Christian, upon whom, it is stated, the ran-gership of the London parks is about to be conferred, will probaibly find the post even more of a sinecure than did the late Duke of Cambridge, who had held the posi- tion for a great number of years. Although not often called upon to exercise his preroga- tive, the late Duke had the unpleasant task, some years ago, of serving notices to quit upon the proprietors of the half-dozen or so stalls in Si;ring-gar;dens, which were all that rema-ined of the once famous Milk Fair" in St. James's Park. The order not having been complied with, some of the stalls were demolished by the park-keepers in the autumn of 1885, the holders of the two that were suffered to remain to the present time being the daughters of one of the late Queen's grooms. Their maternal grandmother, who was the widow of one of George III.'s coachmen, had also a stall and cow there for a great many years. Sir Henry Thoby Prineep, who has been created K.C.I.E., has beea a judge of the High Court. Calcutta, for 36 years. The son of tihe late Mr. Henry Thoby Prinsep, B.C.S., a director of the Hon. East India Company, and a member of the Council, he is a brother of Mr. Val Prinsep, R-A. Born in 1836, he was educated at Harrow and Haileybury, he entered the BengaJ Civil Service in 1855, and served with the troops during the Mutiny. He was knighted in 1894.
FAILURE OF A CARDIFF PUBUCAN I The first meeting of the creditors of Arthur George Williams, of the Red Cow Inn, 18 and 19, Wellington-street, Cardiff, was held at the Official Receiver's Offices this morning.-The statement of affairs disclosed groes liabilities of L897 6s. 7d., of which E791 6s. 10d. is ex- pected to rank for dividend. Available assets are estimated at R264 2e. 8d_ leaving a defi- ciency of zCW 4a. 3d.-Ite debtor stated that his failure is due to the heavy price of goods, negligence of employes, and depression in trade —The Official Receiver stated that the debtor was for some years in the local polioe force, and commenced business without capital at the Red Cow in December, 1897. He borrowed £ 60 from a local money-lender to pay the necessary ingoing, and re-paid the money by weekly instalments. He worked up a. good trade, bet later this was reduced wnsi,derably.-Tlie Official Receiver remains trustee.
( YOUNG MAN'S THEFT At Cardiff Police-court to-day (before Alder- man Trounce and Mr. Louis Samuel) Spencer Hackman, nineteen, was charged with, stealing a silver watch and chain, vaJira 37s., from Samuel Dakers, of the bottling stores, No. 2, Eldon-street, on March 29. Prisoner had given his father considerable trouble through his association with undesirable characters; and the magistrates gave him fourteen days' im- prisonment, with a. reoommendation to select better companions in future.
CARDIFF BOY DROWNED AT PENARTH Yesterday evening a, sailor of the steamship Cairo informed the Penarth police that he had seen a body in the water on the Cardiff West Moud. Police-constables Clinch and Barnes proceeded in a boat with grappling irons to search for it, and in about half an hour it was recovered. The body has since been identified as that of Guy Rowe, aged fourteen, of 87, Hamilton-street, Cardiff. Th4e lad has been missing from his home since Tuesday.
Easter Cak4?s and Good Friday Buns, 14 for Is.; de liclous quality and flavour; pleme forward orders in good time to prevent diMppOtnttnent.—TTM Dorothy and 6WV3M COWCatIcAtz. <12!2:
MERTHYR 0- TRAGEDY. Charge of Killing a Father. ACCUSED COMMITTED TO THE ASSIZES At Merthyr Police-court this afternoon Thomas Edwards was brought Tip on remand charged with the wilral murder of his father, James Edwards, at 5, Moont-street. Merthyr, on the night of Wednesday, March 15. The magistrates present were Mr. T. Marchant Williams (Stipendiary), Dr. Ward, and Mr. John Evans. Mr. S. T. Charles ag-ain ap- peared for the prosecution on behalf of the Treasury, and Mr. Harold Lloyd defended. The interest taken in the case was as keen as when the prisoner was before the bench on Monday, and, although the oouTt was not allowed to be crowded, there was a big con- course of people outside. The first business hi connection with the proceediags was the reading over and the subsequent signing of the depositions of the witnesses for the prosecution. Dr. Jannes was not in attendance, and Inspector Rees ex- plained that be had been called away and would not be able to be back until 1.w. The Magistrates' Clerk said that the prisoner couid not be committed until that time. Mr. Harold Lloyd said he was absolutely bound to go to Cardiff by the next train, and added that he had decid-ed not to call any witnesses, and had advised the prisoner to plead "Not guilty" and to reserve his defence. The Stipendiary; Very well. We will relieve you. The accused was llum put baek. Accused Committed. At one o'clock Dr. James came into court, and it transpired that the two witnesses, William Ho wells and Ephraim Jones, were not present, and the delay continued until a quarter to two, when they made their ap- pearance. They were severely admonished by the Stipendiary for the inconvenience they had caused. After the signing of the depositions, the prisoner was formally charged by the magjstnwtes'-clerk with feloniously and wil- fully, with malice aJforethough-t, killed and murdered James Edwards." He said he did act understand much Eng. iMt, bat in answer to the Rtapondiary, be aa?d lishu, =,Z=the nature of the charm He pleaded Not guilty," and reserved his defence. Prisoner was then committed to the assizes, and Inspector Rees was bound over to prose- cute.
THAT OTHER 'OOMAN I Why He Threw the Shoe at His Wife Stephen Baker, 50, Cathays, a man who spoke in the old-time Saxon brogue, figured in Cardiff Police-court to-day (before Alderman Trounce and Mr. Louis Samuel). The charge was for assarting and beating his wife, Mary Baker, of whose galling provocation he bitterly complained.—Mrs. Baker said her hus- band threw a boot at her and hit her on the head. and knocked her about the face until blood flowed profusely. It happened at nine o'clock in the morning, when prisoner was qiaite sober, and this was not the first time he had ill-treated her.—Prisoner, in his defence, said: We a. bin married between fourteen and fifteen yur. I 'ave broken up omee to go for work at other places, as ia my dooty, and she do always 'ave my 'ard earnings. I am always sober. I don't know for a week or a fortnight the taste of a glass. It's a man's dooty to deliver his money up to his wife, and, so far as I am connected with the affair, the only thing which is a bothering me is her a blaming me for going with another 'ooman. That's what's between us, and I can't stand it, as I am not guilty of doing theee things. Why I threw the shoe was in this way. She called my mother a and my mother never were that, and I hove the shoe that way. I suppose it struck her. Now. look you, I didn't mean to mark her, but only to frighten her. There is not a night I am sure of sitting down in happiness and peace for a bit of supper like any other hard-working man should do, and do it lay with me to sit under the likes of her ? She 'ag been always accusing me of going with other women.—Detective Gregory gave prisoner a good character as a respectable and hard-working man.The Bench took into account the wife's provocative temper, and imposed a fine of 10s. and costs.—The man's wife left the court exasperated.
CHARGE AGAINST A SAILOR I Mr. R. W. Syner, landlord of the Salutation Inn, Newport, says lie has been victimised by a black man, who got the better of his con- fidences. James Dix, aged 24, alias George Thomas, a black sailor, was brought up before the Newport magistrates to-day, at an occa- sional court, charged on a warrant with obta,ining XZ 5s. and a bottle of whiskey by false pretences from Mr. Syner on March 29. Mr. Syner had had a casual acquaintanceship with the man, who, he 3aid, represented to him on Tuesday that he was about to be paid off from a ship with nearly £30, and upon the strength of these representations be let him have the money and whisky he had asked for. —The Bench remanded pri-soner till April 8.
MUSIC IN CARDfFF PARKS f The Cardiff Parks Committee to-day con- sidered tenders for the provision of music by bands in parks and open spaces in Cardiff. The tenders of the Post Office, Glamorgan Artillery, County Borough, and 3rd Welsh bands were accepted for playing in Roath and Victoria (Canton) Parks on certain days during the two months commencing Whit Monday next. To play in open spaces in the town the Canton, Great Western, East Moors, audi St. Saviour's Bands were selected.
PICKINGS FROM "PUNCH." I A REPROBATE, I Teacher: Well, Tom. where are you going? Tom: Please, 'm, I'm going to the Band of Ope. Teacher: And is little Willie going, too? Or is he too young to belong to the Band of Hope? Tom: No, 'm, it's not that; but he ain't a teetotaler! FOR EVERY WHY HE HAD A WHEREFORE. I 'Arry (about to mount hack-hunter with kicker's badge on): 'Ere, governor, wot's that bit of red ribbon on 'is tail for? Jobmaster: Oh, that ain't nothing. You see, we lets out a lot of 'osses 'ere, and we wants a little bit o' something to identify 'em by! The name of Milner" was at the com- mencement of last century associated with a little work entitled The End of Contro- versy." Nowadays the same name seems to imply being the cause of it. HAPPILY EXPRESSED. I Good-bye! Thanks so much! Your pic- tures are charming, and so unlike your usual work! First Father: And how's your little girl? Second Father (widower): Oh, she's a lwr, girl now. I shall soon have to find an idiot for her. How's your son? I THINGS ONE WOULD RATHER HAVE SAID TO SOMEONE ELSE. Little Bounderby (to complete stranger, after tasting chailipagno): Don't think much of this stuff, old man. Eh, what? Complete Stranger (who happens to be a. son of the house): The mater will be sorry to hear that, I'm sure. I SAVING THE SITUATION. Effio (to whom a motor-brougham is quite a novelty): Oh, mummy, doear, look! There's a, footman and a big coachman on the box, and there isn't a horse, or even a pony! What are they there for? Mummy Dear (not well versed in electricity and motor-mechanism): Well, you see, Effie dear-tlie-(by a, happy inspiration)—but, dear, you are not old enough to understand, The antircorset movement is said to be spreading to the officers of the Guards. The Prime Minister has been asked to appoint a Royal Commission to inquire into the causes 0& the recent, great increase of lunacy, in Great Britain. We are afraid that the Education Act is responsible for mSch of it—especially in Walef. Lady Maud: Do you think it's unlucky to be married on a Friday, Sir John? Sir John (confirmed bachelor): Certainly. But why make Friday an exception? THE TEACHING OF ERSE IN IRELAND." I "Well," says 'Arry, "it sounds uncommon I funereal. O' course I know an Erse and 1, plumos and coal-black is what, they c&H a, moral ieesou.' But why make such a. fuss I about it in Ireland?"
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POPE IN PERIL Conspirators' Plan to Kill Hiim At the conclusion of the Tenebree service last evening in one of the greater Basilicas in Rome, the Rome correspondent of the Daily Chronicle" had a conversation with a Cardinal friend on the conspiracy against the life of the Pope. His Eminence said: "I will give you another detail. The men told off to assassinate the Holy Father had arranged to perpetra,te the dastardly deed whilst in the act of presuming upon the Pope's goodness in permitting th»3m to take a photograph of him. Access to the Pontiff will necessarily not now be anything so unrestricted and free as heretofore, a.nd satisfactory credentials must be forthcoming from all persons asking a private audience." Is this unfortunate occurrence likely to interfere with his Holiness's prearranged State entry into St. Peter's on April 11 for the St. Gregory Centenary Festival?" I inquired. I cannot say more than that I hope it will not," replied the Cardinal. Pius X. is of a nervous temperament, but the reverse of a coward. Left to himself he certainly will not disappoint the many thousands who are counting upon this occasion to see him." The Italian Government has behaved splendidly," his Eminence observed, with a gesture of marked satisfaction. Signor Ronchetti, the Minister of the Interior, is well pleased with the new Pope's conciliatory attitude towards Italy, and has declared that whilst his term of office lasts nothing shall be done to offend the Pope, nor will any measure be neglected to ensure his personal safety. But the Holy Father has been begged. of course, to avoid needless exposure to danger." The Cardinal also re-called the tliri co- rt"peated threats to assassinate Cardinal RampoUa during the great functions in S. Peter's in the spring of last year.
TRESPASSING ON THE T.V.R. At Porth Police-court" to-day several sum- monses were heard in which men were charged Tith trespassing on the Taff Vale Railway. In one case S. Offer, of Ferndale, was fined ZZ and costs. A batch of men, William Janes, Walter Jones, Thomas Mainwaring, William Pake and his two sons, Charles Collin gs, and Albert Tucker, were fined 10s. each for crossing the railway at Tylorstown. the Bench express- ing their strong disapproval of the dangerous practice of trespassing on a railway. A railway is a railway wherever you go," remarked the presiding magistrate, and yon have no business to be there."
TYLORSTOWN COLLIER AND HIS WIPE If. A separation order was made to-day by thi3 Porth magistrates on an application ipadt; by Griffith Day, a collier of 'I'ylorstown, who complained of the drunken habits of his wife. She pawned everything, he said, and ran him into debt.—An order of 10s. a week was made- for her maintenance.
I BETTING WITH CHILDREN For betting in the streets, in some cases with children between the ages of eleven and fourteen, William Edward Baines was fined the full penalty of £ 5 and costs at Kettering yesterday under the county council bye-law relating to street betting. .—
LORD KITCHENER. A letter from Calcutta, dated March 15, states that Lord Kitchener has not fully; recovered from the injury to his leg. lie, is still obliged to use a walking-stick.
I GOLD MEDALLIST AUCTIONEER I I For the past month or five weeks there have .1 been daily and nightly large numbers of people crowding the rooms of Mr. S. K. Brooks, in King's Arcade, Market-street, Brad- ford. On Tuesday night Brooks's rooms were I crowded to the doors, this being his last sale before leaving for South Wales. About nine o'clock the anctioueûr put. up a casket of jewels, which were to be sold on behalf of a deserving charity. The articles sold well, and £ 6 was reaUsed for the Telegraph" Ciu- derella Fund. This pleasing little ceremony over, -,Ln,(xthBr one came in the shape of a gold medal, presented to the auctioneer on behalf of some of his customers, and the large gathering dispersed. The in-s<-riplAon on the I medial was as foilows" Presented to Mr. S. H. Brooks, auctioneer, by the public of Brad- ford as a testimonial for good value which has been received from him during his short I stay in this city."
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LONDON HORROR. LAST SCENE IN A GRIM TRAGEDY. Crossman's Burial and His Mother's Grief. In the genial spring sunshine of yeeterday the body of George Albert CroeBman, mur- derer, bigamist, and suicide, was buried beyond the confines of the consecrated ground at Willesden Cemetery. A hearse brought the body from the mor- tuary in a plain elm coffin, whose forbidding bareness was not relieved by a flower. Drawn by curiosity, a few people gathered at the cemetery gates, but they were not allowed to enter. Only Crossman's mother and his sister, who was weeping bitterly, were given leave to pass. They came on foot, and, with white faces, moved through a little avenue of respectful sympathisers. The bearers of the coffin drew aside and left the two bowed women ajid the Nonconformist minister, Mr. Skipper, by the side of the unblessed grave. From his pocket the minister drew a little Bible, and in a quiet voice he read certain passages, full of sombre meaning, that he had chosen for their fitness. The mcirey of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting," he read. "Judgment is His strange work and mercy His delight." If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins." And again, "Judge not, that ye be not judged." The coffin was lowered into the grave, and the minister murmured portions of the com- mittal service, altering them slightly to meet the case. Thus, he committed Grossman to the grave, not in "the sure and certain hope of resurrection," as the service has it, but still with hope. The last of a crime was buried; but, looking into the anguished face of Cross- man's mother, one saw that the memory of it lived. The minister, with upturned face, prayed that the woman might find help and comfort. Then he took her by the hand, while she thanked him brokenly for his kindneee and his thoughtful choice of prayer. Before she left she aosked to see the grave of her eon's first wife, who was buried in the same ground, and there she stood a little while. Presently she and her weeping daughter moved sorrow- fully away.
IOLD MAN'S STRANGE DEATH I ) Young Widow and the Cheque I The West Cheshire coroner yesterday re- sumed the inquest at Whitby on David Wright, 83, a retired grocer, who died of a wound in the throat. Deceased had been married twice and lived with his second wife, a woman much younger than himself, and her son. at Ellesmere Port. Three days before his death be made a new will in his wife's favour. He was found in a dying condition on March 21, lying on a sofa, with a puncture in his throat and a penknife in the left hand. His widow the same day took a cheque to the bank, but the manager would not cash it. He was doubtful of the signature. Mrs. Wright said her husband was ill, and she had guided his hand in signing the cheque, but on being questioned by the manager she said her hus- band was dead, having stabbed himself in a fit of pasekm. Questioned by the Deputy-chief-constable, Mrs. Wright said she could not now say if that was so. She thought at first deceased had inflicted the injury accidentally while cutting tobacco. The Deputy-chief-constable: Did your hus- band say to you on the morning of his death, "Oh, you bad woman"? Witness replied that he did uot, but he had complained she would not obey him. Mrs. Emily Bromley, of Sutton, St. Helens, deceased's granddaughter, &aid she last saw him in July, when he complained he was very unhappy at home, and said he thought of coming to live with her at St. Helens. He added that his wife wa-s always wanting him to leave all his money to her, and that if he acceded to hia wife's wishes his life would not be worth anything. He also said his wife's son had come home at the previous I Christmas and was a very idle young fellow. I The jury returned an open verdict.
I INHUMAN FIENDS I New Born Babies Cremated Alive I The Philadelphia police recently made thp startling discovery that a syndicate of illegal practitioners was conducting several estab- lishments, in which it was believed that the wholesale murder of infant children was com- mitted. In order, to avert suspicion bogus certificates declaring the deaths to be due to natural causes were filed with the Phila- delphia Board of Health. The syndicate is aleoalleged to have had a private crematory in which the bodies of infants were destroyed. The police have arrested a Mrs. Ashmead and her son, who are charged with being acces- sories to the death of two young women who died at their house under suspicious circum- stances. The coroner (Mr. Dugan) has stated to a pressman: We have a witness who will swear to the existence of the crematory, and that live babies as well as dead were cast into it." The coroner added It seems incredible, but is true, that newly-born babies have been thrust alive into a red-hot furnace by these inhuman fiends. I have evidence to prove it, or I should not make so astounding a state- ment. The members of this murderous syndi- cate began with unlawful practices and ended with cremation of the living and dead bodies to dest-roy evidence of their crime."
PONTYCYMMER BLAZE f Shop Burnt Down Ylj000 1 Damages A fire broke out this morning at the pre- mises of Mr. Ben Eddy, hairdresser, Commer- cial-place, Pontycymmer, and above which are the offices of the Garw Water Company. Mr. Eddy quickly raised an alam, and every- thing possible was done by the neighbours to extinguish the flames, but without avail. The premises were completely gutted. The £ l,Q|foaTges done by the fire are estimated at dam
NOVEL CYCLING FEAT. I In connection with the Moon and Stars Hotel, Roath, Cardiff, recently opened by the Rev. J. H. Boudier, curate-in-charge of St. Anne's Church, it has been arranged that, provided the, weather is favourable on Easter Monday, Mr. iW. Brian (better known, perhaps, as "Billy Brian") will ride backwards from Ebbw Bridge, Newport, to the Moor and Stare and Brian oxpect-s to arrive at the Moon and Stars in about one hour and a half. Seated without dismounting from his bicycle. As a souvenir of the event, lie will be presented with a cup, which is being given by Mr. C. F. Lee. The start is arranged for eleven a.m., and Brian expects to arrive at the "Moon and Stars" in about one hour and a half. Seated on the handle-bar3 of his machine, with his back towards Cardiff, this plucky rider will present a rather novel appearance. The St. Mellon's and Rumney hills do not, appa- rently, present any serious obstacle to him, and it Is to be hoped the weather conditions will not prevent the attempt being made.
FALL OF A BALCONY. I A balcony gave way and foil down on a crowd during a Holy Week procession at fieville, injuring several people, while some .others were hurt by being trampled upon in, j;he panic that ensued. Some persons were ysieked up in iainting condition.-Reuter.
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X6 FOR THREEPENCE PROFITABLE OPERATIONS AT CARDIFF. Six purchases of the Evening Express at £ 1 per copy were effected at Cardiff last night. In Keppoch-street the first house at whioh the buyer called (No. Ill) possessed an Extra Special copy of yesterday's date; and the business was soon completed. At No. 14 Lewis-street, Mrs. D. Evans also had an Express handy, and was ready to sell. No. 23, Fitzhamocn-embankment, was first called at in that thoroughfare, without result, and, after several more calls, the required copy was found at No. 25. In Holmesdale-street the lady at No. 138 had not a copy, but Mr. Harry A. Jones, at 134, was ready to sell. No. 32, Planet-street, did not produce a copy, but Mrs. Hopkm Thomas, at No. 39, was provided with an Express," and the business was soon done. In Miskin-street, No. 50 was unready, but at No. 82 the buyer was supplied. PERSONS FROM WHOM PAPERS HAVE BEEN PURCHASED. Last Night's Operations. Mrs. ANNIE PEDLAR, 82, MISKIX-STRRET, CARDIFF. MRS. HOPKIN THOMAS, 39, PLANET-STREET, CARDIFF. MR. HENRY A. JONES, 134, HOLMESD ALE-STREET, CARDIFF. MR. H. HILL, 25, FITZHA MON-EMBANKMENT, CARDIFF. MRS. D. EVANS, 14, LEWIS-STREET, CARDIFF. MR. E. UZZELL, 111, KEPPOCH-STREET, CARDIFF. Previous Purchases. Mrs. Clara Dyer, 29, Deepenser-street, Cardiff. Mrs. E. Green, 36, De Burgh-street, Cardiff. Mr. James Mitchell, 182, Pearl-street, Cardiff. Mr. George Cram, 21. Elm-street, Cardiff. Mr. T. Williams, 105. Portmanmoor-rd., Cardiff. Mr. G. A. Westcott, 63, Monthermer-rd., Cardiff. Mrs. C. Cox, 48. Mackintosh-place, Cardiff. Mr. D. G. Davies, 123, Clive-road, Cardiff. Mr. A. Dickson, 121, Clare-road, Cardiff. Mr. A. Prior, 19, Brook-etreet, Cardiff. Mr. G. Shields, 61, Wyndham-street, Cardiff. Mrs. Wade, 95, Craddock-etreet, Cardiff. Mr. B. Rees. Oriel, 21, Green-street, Cardiff. Mr. J. Griffiths, 48, Beauchamp-street, Cardiff. Mrs. E. Connor, 37, Gloucester-street, Cardiff. Mr. G. Lovell, 9, Clare-street, Cardiff. Mr. W. Ll. Evans, 59. Wells-st., Canton, Cardiff. Mrs. Bennett, 44, Lower Cathedral-rd., Cardiff. Mr. C. Coleman, 98, Wellington-street, Cardiff.
AUSTRALIAN CRICKET. Warner's leam and their Big Hotel Bills. It is stated that if Warner's team of cricketers had not stayed at Swagger" hotels the loss on their visit to Australia would have been tremendously reduced. The Melbourne Age" declares that the Australians when in England received lesa money than the Englishmen here. Foster's fear that no more teams will visit Australia unless better terms are made by the Maryle- bone Club is discredited. The above message throws a light on an important aspect of the tour. All were anxious to praise Warner's action in expung- ing all objectionable distinctions between the amateur and professional members of hill organisation. Hitherto it has been the practice for the amateurs to stay at the best hotels, and for the professionals to put up with less pretentious places. During the last tour, however, all the players have been treated alike in this respect. The difference between boarding" six men in first-class style and eight other? in, so to speak, third- class fashion, and boarding fourteen men in the first-class mode. would, in a few months, amount to a formidable sum. Add to this the extra charge for superior class railway fares, and there one has a potent factpr, if not the actual cause, of the deficit. Throughout the tour it has been notioeaftrio that the weather was far from agreeable, and this (though it assisted considerably in bring- ing about the success of the Englishmen) caused the number of spectators to be small, so that it is quite easy to see why Colonial authorities should discredit the remarks of Mr. R. E. Foster at the farewell banquet, when he advocated very strongly an agita- tion by the M.C.C. for a more generous percentage of the receipts. Derbyshire County Cricket The annual general meeting of the Derby- shire County Club was held at Derby yester- day, Mr. Arthur Wilson presiding. The chair- man alluded to the heavy loss on last season's working, and made several suggestions with a view to increasing the revenue. It was understood that the Derby County Football Club was prepared to play a benefit match, and he also suggested a. persona.1 canvass throughout the county and the holding of concerts at various places. Several speakera supported the chairman's remarks, but no resolution was framed. Sir Peter Walker was re-elected president, and. the vice-presidents were re-elected. Mr. Lawton was thanked for his services as captain.
A X20 FINE. Price of Assaulting a Policeman At Ebbw Vale Police-court to-day, Sydney Griffiths, collier, Newbridge, was charged with assaulting' Police-constable Richard Morris, at Newbridge, on the 25th inst. The constable was calted to 15. Greenfield-terrace, where the prisoner was making a disturbance. He remon- strat.ed with him, and left the house. Pri- soner followed him, and used obscene and threatening language, and said he would do six months for him. Priso-ner then violently attacked him. striking him several times on the head with his fist, bit him on the hand. and licked him. His clothes were torn and the buttons wrenched aff his cape. He was so hard pressed that he was compelled to draw his staff and call assistance.—William George and Henry Willey stated that they assisted the constable to secure the prisoner; and Police-constable Jones said that he found the constable and the prisoner struggling on the ground, the former being much exhausted. Prisoner went into the box, and said he was drunk, and did not recollect all that had taken place. He was struck on the head several times by the constable with his staff, and the handcuffs, which were too small for him, were forced on, and caused him great pain. There were previous convictions, and the prisoner was fined £ 20 and coets, or t-hrea months' imprisonment.
ELOPED IN THE NIGHT. Young Couple Traced to Newport The daughter of a timber merchant of West Coker, Yeovil, is reported to have eloped with the son of an innkeeper in the neighbouring village of Merriott. The girl's mother, on entering her bedroom, saw that a trunk and a sewing-machine had disappeared. She fosrad a letter, left by her daughter, asking her not to worry, as she was going to be married. She had left the house during the night. The young honeymoon couple were heard of at Newport, Mon., where the young man, who was formerly a groom, applied for work with a local tradesman. The tradesman wrote ta the girl's father for the young man's char racter.
MONMOUTHSHIRE CHAMBER OF AGRICULTURE To the Editor of the Evening Express." Sir,—My attention has been drawn to your report of my remarks at the meeting of the Monmouthshire Chamber of Agriculture held at Pontypool on Saturday Inet, and I beg to say that a wrong interpretation fcas been put upon the words I used, for I bad no intention of conveying the impression that the deci- sions of the magistrates were "unfair and unjust." What I did say was, that "those who were engaged in dairy-farming for the production of milk for sale were subject to many restrictions; and that, if the milk were taken direct from the cow and honestly delivered, and through circumstances whioh the producer could not control, my sympathy would be with the producer should the milk prove to be below the standard and oonvio tion follow."—I am, Ac.. W. J. GRANT. County Council Offioaa, XswjRert, Mareb jL