CARDIFF WATCH COMMITTEE AND POLICE. g, Important Inquiry. I :At meeting of the Cardiff Watch. COUl- snittee was held at four o'clock this after, moon, when an important question affecting some of the members of the force came up tfor consideration. The Lord Mayor (Aider- mail Hughee) presided. Inspector Bingham and ex-Police-sergeant Colwill were present when the head-eon- report was read. Mr. Cecil Brown (dep-uty-town-clerk) began to read a report presented by the chief-con- stable, when the Lord Mayor aek-ed that Police-sergeant Oolwill and Inspector Bing'- ham, who were tha two officers concerned, should be called into the room. (FOR CONTINUATION SEE STOP PRESS.)
SWANSEA WOMAN a 3ADLY INJURED: HUSBAND! IN CUSTODY. I A woman, named Margaret Horrigan, 40, wife of John Horrigan, a second-hand clothes dealer, of the Strand, Swansea, is lying in Swauaca. Hospital, suffering from Ecrious injuries, alleged to have been committed upon he" early this morning. These include, it is stated, IricTke all over the body, a stab with a small knife, and also bites. The hus- band has been arrested, but the woman was too ill to attend the police-court to-day.
Picket Boat Upset. I FOUR LIVES LOST IN BANTRY BAY I Two marines, one stoker, and a seaman of. the battleship Duncan lost their lives in Eantry Bay last night by the capsizing of a (picket boat.
The Oetzmann Case. I TO-DAY'S HEARING. I Further evidence for the plaintiff was given Ito-day. Mr. Wdllman, plaintiff's solicitor, described iids negotiations with the defendants. An Eastbourne house furnisher said a fe.U'iiar bed lent to plaintiffs by him was seized, but he afterwards recovered it. Mr. Fincham, chartered accountant, said tltusut on the most favourable construction of the agreements plaintiffs had been charged JB500 too much interest. (PROCEEDING.) (Yesterday's proceedings will be found on Page 4.)
A Record of Heroism. I LIFE SACRIFICED TO AID A FRiEND I A record of heroism has come to light in connection with the terrible accident at Bright's Mills, Rochdale, yesterday. When the valve exploded Ncave, who eubss- quently succumbed, was not much injured. Inatead, then, of saving himself, he made a gallant effort to rescue Mr. Roth, the grand- son of John Bright. In this effort he received the terrible injuries that subse- quently proved fatal, but, despite the agony from which he was Buffering, he walked to Rose Hill, a distance of 300 yards, and him- self telephoned to Dr. Hill, of Manchester. Mr. Roith wats engaged to be married to Miss Bancroft, of Wilmington (U.S.A.), and the marriage was expected to have been eotemmi&ed within a short time. The two survivors of the disaster, Pickles and are both progressing satisfac- torily. Mr. Roth and Neave will bo buried together in the Fri-ends' Burial Ground, Rochdale, proha,bly to-morrow.
I A GREEK'S WAGES CLAIM. Before the Stipendiary magistrate (Mr. T. W. Lewie) at Cardiff Police-oourt this after- noon James Worth, master of the steamship Sir W. T. Lewis, owned by Mepsrs. Tatem and Co., Cardiff, was summoned by Christopher ;Parktroff, a Greek fireman, for £ 2 12.?. in wages. Mr. W. F. Wiilett appeared for plain- tiff; Mr. Arthur Vachell defended. Mr. Willett eaid defendant signed on at X3 lOa. a month. He was taken ill, and at Antwerp, having obtained the captain's per- mission, he went ashore to be medically treated. Under a, clause in the agreement •the captain fined Parktroff fourteen days' pay for each day he was ashore. These fines amounted to L9 168" but were subsequently reduced to £ 1. 12s. The fireman now claimed -that amount, with £1 deducted to pay a doctor, who, at the captain's orders, exam- ined him at Antwerp, I The Stipendiary said an agreement which. collifiiot-ed with the law was not valid. The Merchant Shipping Act specified the maximum of forfeiture. The captain was called, and said he was not jlJ). the habit of fining a man fourteen days' pay for absence without lea-ve OID. one day. Mr. Vachell submitted, upon. the authority of the Antwerp doctor, that the plaintiff ehammed illness, and left the chip without authority. Dr. Shepherd (St. Andrew's-cresoenit), who examined the m3.;TI on his arrival at Cardiff, «a,v.e evidence, 'and in the end his Worship found for the Greek fo.r the amount claimed, with costs and Dr. Shepherd's fee.
LLANDAFF DIOCESAN ASSOCIATION OF READERS. The third annual meeting of the TAandaff Diocesan Association of Readers was held at Cardiff. Choral cveTisong took place at St. Mary's Church, conducted by the Rev. Canon Beck, M.A., E.D., chaplain of the associa- t-ion, who also delivered an address. The lanuual meeting followed, the Rev. Canon W. Lewis, R.D., vioar of Ystradyfodwg, the chairman of the association, presiding. Enoouraging reports were submitted by the executive and treasurer, and the follow- ing officers were elected:—President, tht bishop; chairman, the Rev. Canon Lewis, 'Tstradyifodwg; chaplain, the Rev. CAnon Seek, Cardiff; and hon. secretaries, Messrs. •EL J. ffVhatoher and F. Vaughan Cloves. It was decided to hold a "quiet day" at LlaJl- daff Cathedral in May, to be conducted by ''jt¡he Bishop of Stepney or the Rev. Canon Beck. The new regulations for readers lately issued by the Convocation of the Joint I Provinces of Canterbury and York wore dis- I cussed.
CAROl F CH U RCH-SGHÔOLS. I A meeting of Churchmen and Church- women was called at St. John's Schools, Car- diff, on Monday evening to enrol members of the Church Schools Emergency League, an organisation which was recently formed in Manchester for the purpose of maintaining and defending religious education in Church schools, and to secure it for Church children iu all schools. Mr. W. S. de Winton pre- sided, and was supported by the ltev. Hector Coo. the Rev. W. J. Heilier, Mr. A. C. Kirk, Mr. J. B. Maddocka (Penartb), and others. There was a good attendance.— The Chairman eaid that rather than the «team-roller of undenominationalism eLouid be driven over the Church school eystein, crushing out its teaching and its danomina- tional character, he would surrender the endowments of the Church. (Hear, hear.) Resolutions were passed to form a Cardiff branch of the Church Schools Emergency Lea,gue; protesting against any alteration of the Education Act which did not recognise the rights of the Church of England to teach- dng for its children in school hours by teachers of that faith, and to resist any Bill which, might attempt to foist on Churchmen any system of so-called un den out i nationalism.
￼ f CARDIFF UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT The usual free concert was held at the Settlement-hall, Walker-road, Cardiff, when an excellent programme had been arranged by Mrs. M. E. Harper, Peiiartk. Items were contributed by Mrs. Harper, Mrs. Wright.. Miss Harper, Miss Gibson, and Mi&s Lena. Wilson, fcmd Messrs. C. Jones, Holt, and Ivor Jones.
IRISH DIVORCE SUIT. -1 WHAT HAPPENED IN A FLAT Witnesses were called before the House of Lords in support of an Irish Divorce Bill promoted by Mrs. Elizabeth. Caroline Wallis, of 19, Molesworth-sfcreet Dublin, who sought to dissolve her marriage with lrenry Aubrey Beaumont Wallis, of Drishane Castle, County Cork. The wedding took place on March 1, 1883, at Kiderpore, Calcutta, the lady being a daughter of the Hon. Albert Yelverton Bingibiarji. Afterwards the couple lived to- gether in New Zealand, at Drisha.ne Castle, and elsewhere, and two children were born. In 1892 Mr. Wallis returned from the West African Gold Coast, where he had been ■appointed a District Commissioner, and the couple resided together at Albert Gate Mansions in London. Subsequently the wife j visited India for the benefit of her health, atnd on her return was unable to a,seer tain j where Mr. Wallis was residing. Later, how- ever, the parties again for eome time lived together. It was alleged that in 1903, at Dribhane Caistle, Mr. Wallis treated his wife cruelly, j refused to allow her any money or the use of Ptis horses and carriages, and that on May 18 he flung her to the ground, wrenching her wrist and bending back her fingers. In Marah, 1904, her husband having become tenant of Urishane Castle, petitioner loft, and had never since seen him. Subsequently she discovered that the husband had between 1896 amd 1901 inclusive committed misconduct with a woman named Edith Scott, at Titch- fi-eld-street, London. A Decree of Separation I had been pronounced in tha Irish Courts. The Clauses of the Bill provided that the marriage ahou]d be declared void, and tha,t the petitioner might be enabled to marry I again, that her rights in property of a, future husband might be p-rotected, and that it should nOt be lawful for Mr. Wallis to inter-marry with Edit Scott. Mr. Duke, K.C., represented the petitioner, but no appearance was made for Mr. Wallis. Mrs. Wallis was Called, and briefly gave evidence in support of the allegations in the preamble of the Bill. The owiner of fiats in Titchfield-street stated that Mr. Wallis had occupied one of these from 1896 to 1901, i3. a lady lived there who was not the petitioner. A neighbour gave evidence that, that lady was introduced to him by Mr. Wallis as his wife, and other witnesses proved that the orders of the House amd a copy of the Bill was served upon Mr. Wallis in London on Friday last. Medical evidence was also given as to the injury to the petitioner's hand. The Lord Chancellor at the conclusion, of the case moved that the Bill be read a second time, and their lordships concurred.
CARDIFF FINANCE. I COUNCIL AND APPOINTMENT I OF TREASURER. In moving the adoption of the minutes of the finance committee at the Cardiff City Council meeting on Monday, the Lord Mayor presiding, Mr. F. J. Beavan (chairman of the finance committee) took exception to the recommendation to adopt the second of the two alternative schemes suggted by the departments committee to appoint one prin- cipal official, to be called the city treasurer, controller of accounts, and superintendent assistant overseer. This recommendation was not in, aocord with his own views, and he had a strong- preference for two officials. He did not think that the corporation accountant should have anything to do with money. His duties should be to supervise the accounts very closely, and they were all anxious that his staff should be devoted to continuous auditing. Mr. F. J. Veall asked if the chief con- troller of accounts would be in a superior position to the city treasurer. He under- stood that. according to law the city treasurer was next to the town-clerk. Mr. C. S. Bird (deputy-chairman of the finance committee) expressed himself as being in accord with his chairman, and was in favour of referring the matter back for further consideration. Mr. W. L. Yorat-h said he was sorry to be opposed to the chairman of his committee. It was. quite true, as Mr. Veall had said, that under the Municipal Corporations Act there were two statutory appointments, viz., town- clerk and city treasurer, and the position of treasurer ranked absolutely as next to that of the town-clerk. Supposing they had two offices, -as suggested by the chairman and depu ty-clKiirrn an, of the finance oomimtt.ee, what would it mean? They would have their city troarurer and controller of accounts. The latter would be the man who would have t,he brains of the department. He would be the actual responsible head of the depart- j meat, and the man who would be receiving a. higher salary than the city treasurer, who would rank in a subordinate posi- tion. from the point of view of ability and salary to the treasurer, and by Act of Par- liament the city treasurer was a man who was recognised head of the finance depart- ment. Would not this tend to create friction between these two officers and disorganise the department itself? From the economical point of view, the appointment of one man was advisable. If they had two offices of this kind they would have to set up separate, and unnecessary staffs, and the aggregate salaries of these two superior officers was bound to be more than if they had one head of a department, and that was an important question, having regtaid to the rates. He had the highest regard for the individual whom he was represented to be attacking. That individual was deserving cf every consideration, but he was not the I person to be placed in supreme control of the huge, intricate financial department of the corporation. The opportunity now pre- sented itself to the corporation to make the Rnancia-l department a model of excellence. Mr. John Ch ap p ell moved as an amend- ment that the appointment should be con- fined to that of oontroHer of accounts and superintendent assistant overseer, a.nd that the words city treasurer" be deleted. Also, that L600 be substituted for E750, as the commencing salary. Mr. Morgan Thomas questioned the prac- ticability of the amendment, as they were under a, statutory obligation to appoint a city treasurer. The Town-clerk upheld this contention. Mr. Lewis Morgan said it was perfectly clear that they must, have a statutory appointment of a city treasurer, but it did -not follow that that city treasurer must be a distinct individual from the controller of accounts. There was a great deal of room for improvement in the control of their cor- poration accounts, and even if they had to pay zP,1,000 or £1,500 a, year to a first-class official, he (Mr. Morgan) would mnintail1 tb, that money was well invested. In his opinion, they would not get the man they needed in Cardiff for L750. The ex-city treasurer (Mr. Green-hill) was paid JE900 a year, and now they suggested the appointment of a man at L-759. They would, of course, retain' the excellent services of lIfr, R, W. Lewis. No one had a. higher appreciation of Mr. Lewis's work than he (Mr. Morgan) had, but ho felt that Mr. Lewis was not the man to take upon himself the responsible position which this new official would occupy. What wa,s intended was that the new official ahould have control over the whole of the accoun- tancy work in all the departments of the corporation. Mr. F. J. Beavan in his reply solemnly declared that he bad no one individual in his mind at all. A vote was then ta.ken, with the following result:—For Mr. John Chap pell's iniend- men. t: Alderman Mildon, Messrs. Munn, Chappell, Bird, Mander, and Sanders. Against: Aldermen Jacobs, Carey, Trounce, Edward Thomas, Illtyd Thomas, and Messrs. F. J. Beavan, Crossman, Veall, Lewis Morgcra, Courtis, Yorath, Morgan Thomas, F. G. L. Davis, Richards, Kidd, Roberts, Dr. Smith, Ben wick, Stanfield, Walter Thomas. Stone, Gaple, Tiaylor, Dr. Caatillon, and Ja.bez Jones. The recommendation of the finance com- mittee to appoint one principal official to be called the city treasurer, controller of accountants, and superintendent overseer was adopted.
TRANSVAAL CONSTITUTION, j In of Commons to-day Mr. Winston Churchill returned a negative answer to M'r. Jowett's question whether it was intended to include the political ment of women in the, new Trains vaa-l and Orange Biver Oo-lony Coniatitutiions.
I The MM)6 of the Phceix ^erthyr Coal Com- pany, Limited, v. Stayermann. was ill Mr. Justice Joyce's list to-d^y, but after the parties had had a consultation extending over three quarters of an hour, counsel stated that terms had been arranged which need, not be-mentioned to: iher court.
A MANGLED BODY [FOUND IN A DISUSED SHAFT Solution of the Landore Mystery The mystery surrounding the disappear- ance of Stephen Butler, fitter, of Byug-street, Landore, after the suicide of his wife, with whom he had lived on bad terms, and whom, it was suggested, he had driven to suicide, was solved in the manner suggested in Mon- day's Evening Express," when the discovery of his clothes lying near the mouth of the Copper Pit shaft at Morris-ton was reported. On Monday afternoon the police tried the bottom of the old disused shaft for foul a,ir with a lamp, and afterwards Robert Thomas, an employe at the Beaufort Works, descended. the pit by means of a. steel hawser, under the directions of Inspector Evans and other members of the borough force, and made the discovery of the body at once, and another man, named David Davies, the old Morriston football player, then descended, and the body was hoisted to the surface. The body was considerably mangled, and the left arm badly fractured. As the body was taken home to Byng-street it passed the bier which was standing outside the house in which the body of the wife was lying, and which was to con- vey it to Cwnigelly Cemetery. The extraordi- nary ease has naturally excited much com- ment m the neighbourhood, the end of a couple who had led such a turbulent life being of an exceedingly tragic nature. It is supposed the deceased jumped down the mine, a distance of over 60 yards. The deceased's late wife was buried on Monday afternoon. Another Mystery I Some workmen engaged at Messrs. Evans I and Jù'er-s' Wharf, North Dock Basin, Swan- 1 sea, on Monday, found on a stack of timber a coat and cap, whilst in the pocket of the I coat was a bottle containing ,sGIlle liquid labelled poison. The police are investigating the matter.
The Fiscal Debate f i MR. BALFOUR TAKES PART ] The Premier's Plain Speaking. I There was a large attendance of members in the House of Commons yesterday when Sir James Kitson opened the great fiscal debate at twenty minutes to four. The resolution pe moved was in the fbliowing terms, and much attention was subsequently given to its word- ing: That this House, recognising that in the recent general election the people of the United Kingdom have demonstrated their unqualified fidelity to the principle and practice of free trade, deems it right to I record its determination to resist any pro- l posal, whether by way of taxation upon foreign corn or of the creation of a general tariff upon foreign goods, to create in this country a system of protection. Sir James cited statistics to show that, our export and import trade was progressing by leaps and bounds in all its easential and pro- fitable branches—cotton, wool, iron, engineer- ing, shipbuilding-and he especially chal- lenged Mr. Chamberlain's figures, which he declared to be absolutely erroneous to the knowledge of everybody familiar with these industries. Appeal to Cresap. I Those wiiio have appeared to Caesar,' excla,irned Mr. Austin Taylor, who seconded, must abide by his decision. If someone palls the string of a. shower-hath, expecting a gentle shower, and then is greeted with a deluge, one can only expect to be told, if one shivers, that one ought not to have pulled the string." (Triumphant Ministerial peals of merriment.) Then, almost with a spring, Mr. Balfour rose, amid a tornado of cheers. The speeches of the mover and peccndfer, he said, had not been, directed towards the resolution.. They had been attacks on the 1 views held by Mr. Chamberlain, and himself. The motion was a vote of censure on the Opposition—<a novel Barliamentry opera- tion, and one wMh. which the Government had deliberately associated themselves. Vigorously Mr. Balfour twitted the Govern- ment Wi':l the wording of the resolution. "Was it by deliberate intention that the words 'or otherwise' had bean omitted after the wcrd 'goo'ds' ? Did they intend that Free Trade should be violated in every way except by a, duty on foreign, corn?" The Premier purpled. "Are you serious?" toe said, with lifted brows. "Well, make it clear what you me-am and what you don't mean," retorted Mr. Balfour. "By the motion yon are against any tax not adequately balanced by excise." Mr. Cha.TE.b&rLiia followed. With almost hissing vehemence, the statesman turned to the resolution. "What are we to be censored for?" he demanded angrily. Biding Over the Minority. I "I ha-ve sat in, many Parliaments and had experience of many majorities, but I've seen none eo truculent as this. Ministers think they ride over small minorities as they like." I IYou're now catching a, little of it your- self," screamed Mr. Dillon, amid a storm of taunting laughter. Reply in g to Mr. Balfour, Sir Henry Canrp- bell-Banuerman displayed more than usual spirit by saying that the ex-Premier little knew the temper of the new House of Com- mons—(cheers and laughter)-;f he thought his airy graces and subtle dialectics would prevail there, He ridiculed the distinctions tha,t Mr. Balfour raised in the resolution, and said he had no direct answer to give to his distinctions. They were utterly futile and misleading. They were invented for occupying time in the debate, and he eaid, Enough of this foolery." (Loud cheers and uproar.) What might do in the last Piarliament was altogether out of place now. Let the Oppo- sition move their amendment, and let the House get to business. Mr. Burdctt-Coutts, in supporting a motion for adjournment, complained df the tono of brutai tyranny—(" 011, oh," cheers, and laughter)—in which the Prime Minister reo ferred to hip big battalions and the tone and temper lof the new House of Commons. (Uproar.) The House then divided. For the adjournment, 115; against, 405; Government majority, 290.
IDENTIFIED BY HER RINGS. At the inquest at Westminster yesterday on Helena Annie Mitchell, 44, a theatrical hair- dresser, who was found fatally burned in her saloon at Piccadilly, her sister said she was able to identify deceased only by her rings. The evidence pointed to Miss Mitchell hav- ing fallen asleep in a chair in front of the fire, her clothes becoming ignited. When the firemen subdued the flames, which had spread rapidly, only a small portion of the body remained. Inspector Bex said that among the calcined remains the mortuary-keeper at Hor.seferry- roa.d discovered five diamond and other rings, and over P,12 in gold and silver, a.ll black from the etrcotsof the fire. A verdict of Found dead was returned.
KILLED AT BRYNCOCH COLLiERY. Thomas Thomas, a?ed 35, assistant ra?a.irer. was MH'ed at the Bryncoch Com&ry today in the Amr-foet Seam by a fall of roof. He heaves a. widow and eight children.
I ABERTILLERY CIRCUS FATALITY. The funeral of little Trevor James, the unfortunate lad who was killed by the blow. ing down of Alexandra's Circus tent at Aber- tillery, took place on Monday, when a large number of relatives and others attended the interment, at Blaenau Givert Cemetery, Aber- tillery. The Rev. T. Towy Evans and the Rev. J. Moms Evans officiated. A iaree num- ber of beautiful wreathe were sent, among them being lovely flomal tributes from Madame Ada Alexandra, the proprietress of the circus; Mr. and Mrs. D. Taylor, the manager, and the circus artistes. Madame Alexandra was also represented at the funeral.
MINERS' CONFERENCE New Financial Scheme I TO BE EXPLAINED AT OTHER MEETINGS. I The annual conference of the South Wales I Miners' Federation was resumed ot the Cory- i hall, Cardiff, this morning, Mr. W. Abraham, M.P., again presiding. ) New Financial Scheme. I The new scheme for improving the finances of the Federation was again considered. Mr. A. Onions explained the reasons which had led the executive committee to/place the scheme before the coalfield. In doing so they were carrying out the instructions of the general conference held in December last. He further explained that the new financial scheme became necessary in consequence of the strain placed upon the funds since July 1 of last year. He strongly advised the con- ference to seriously consider the proposals now before them, and at the same time to be careful not to arrive at a. decision th-at would impair the effective work the Federation was j doing, for, whatever differences of opinion existed among them respecting the details of the working of the Federation, they could not but agree that the Federation had been of enormous value ttt1 the members, as well as to the whole of the community. After a long discussion the following reso- lution was unanimously passed:- That the suggested scheme for improving the finances of the Federation be submitted to the va.rious districts at meetings to be attended by members cf' the council who will, explain the £0heme, and that the dig. tricts shall send in to the general secretary any amendments they may propose to the scheme of the council for n. conference to ibe called in a few months' time to deal with the matter. It was further resolved that the council pro- vide speakers for district meetings referred to in the foregoing resolution. Non-Unionist Question. I A discussion took place upon the non- Unionist question, and it was resolved that at the meetings for dealing with the financial scheme an effort should be made to improve the membership of the Federation. Action of Federation M.P.'s. I No further reference was made to the action of Parliarm-ent.ary representatives of the Fede- ration, which gave rise to a long discussion on Monday, and the conference concluded with the re-election of the officers, namely, President, Mr. W. Abraham, M.P.; vice-presi- dent,, Mr. W. Brace, M.P.; and treasurer, Mr A.. Onions. Biils in Parliament. I On the motion of Mr. Tom Harris (Tylors- town) seconded by Mr. W. Harris (Aber- tillsry), a resolution was pa-sed in favour of the abolition of the Coal-tax and approving the Bills in Parlia.ment having reference to a miners' eight-hour day, trade disputes, compensation, and the amended Mines Bill. Mr. Winstone's Expenses. 1 Considerable discussion arose upon the action of the council in voting the pay- went of the returning officer's expenees, amounting to for the candidature of MT. James Winstone in the Monmont,h Boroughs at the last general election. It was proposed that the matter be placed upon the agenda for the next conference, but an amendment, to the effect that the subject he not further discussed, was carried by all overwhelming majority, only a few hands being held up against it.
Montgomery Murder r MAN DETAINED IN CUSTODY ON I SUSPICION A teiegram from Osweatry on Monday j stated that the police had detained a. man, named Rowland Llywarch in connection with j the murder of the aged couple named Evans: in their home at Garthbibio, Montgomery- shire. The police, who found the man at Uanfllin, soano fifteen milea from the scene of the tragedy, conveyed him in a closed conveyance to Welshpool lock-up. The inquest on the victims wiii be helrt to-day (Tuesday), and the funeral will take plaoe at Garthbibio Churchyard to-morrow it Wednesday).
i [FORTUNETELLER'S PROPHECY j Mairy Stevens, alias Madame von Slrapham, P, widow, of refined appearance, promised to leave the town when fined Y,2 at Bristol yer, terday for fortune-telling. It was stated that she prophesied as fol- lows to one married w?man: — Th? young man you a,re going wi-t? now lbiar, rl whiskers, and you will get many I offers, and you will be married in about two years' time to the man with red whiskers, You will have a, lot of children, but I can j gee by the line in your hand that yon will soon be a widow." "When the police officer called on defen- dant with a warrant she said, "I know it I is wrong. I am very sorry, but I must get my living somehow. I am a spiritualist, phrenologist, a.nd paLmiet.' f Her solicitor told the Bench that his client was not a humbug, but lived a. very poor, mean, simple life, and was a vegetarian, quite believing in her art.
A PARK-LANE FLAT SCENE I Some details of a scene at a Park-lane flat were related at Marlborough-street yes- terday, when James Garfield Craik, 28, living [ in Marylebone-road, was brought up on a, warrant for havi ng used certain threats towards Ruth Atkinson. Mr. Arthur Newton, for the proseoution, said Craik was charged because he had broken into the flat and frightened several perabns there. Prior to November 10 last ho had been going to the flat and annoying a Lady of position who then oocupied it, a,nd who did not even know him. On the date i nalmed a charge arose out of his conduct, and he was accused of threatening to shoot him (Mr. Newton) and a. Mr. Egan. He was then ordered to find a surety in Y,500 to keep the peace. Since then prisoner had been to South Africa. A short time ago he broke into the flat, greatly to the alarm, of the servants and Mrs. Shaw, the wife of Mr. Charles Shaw, M.P., the present occupier. He then insisted on visiting all the rooms of the flat, a.nd looking under all the beds. Mrs. Shaw was so frightened that she left town to recover, and to get out of his way. Prisoner: I will promise to leave the country if the magistrate will deal with the case. Mr. Denman directed a, remand.
SWANSEA HARBOUR TRUST. I The annual meeting of the Swansea Har- bour Trust was held on Monday.—.Sir Griffith Thomas was re-elected chairman, and in returning thanks spoke of the dock improve- ments during his chairmanship, and said an agreement was just about to be concluded with the cuiilriclorr whereby the bonuses should be given for the new dock to be completed in the year 1909, instead of 1910, and the con- tractors held out every hope that that could be accomplished. This year showed an increase of 100,000 tons in trade already, and the surplus revenue at the end. of last year was A;93, 110, the largest surplus on record, whilst the net profit for the year was £ 14,000. The financial statement for the month of February, moved for adoption by Mr. Price, referred to an increase of 62,000 tons in the aggregate, although there was a slight fall- ing off in iml)crts.-Tlie report was adopted.
I FIRE IN CARDIFF THIS MORNING. I J Shortly before one o'clock this (Tuesday) [ morning a fire broke out at, a. carriage works a,nd blacksmith's shop in City-road, Cardiff, belonging to Mr. Dyer. A steamer was despatched from the central fire-station, and the Boath bose-oart also arrived. The top part of the building was well alight, and the roof fell in. However, the; brigade, under Superintendent Geen, who- I was accompanied by the head-constable (Mr. A7. AleVenzie), soon extinguished the flames, i The origin of the are is unknown, the pre- j mises having been closed at six p.m. on Mon- day, when everything was all right. Ma-. I Dyer ww unable to fix the amount of 4ajJWo,_ but it ie.Kot exteugwa.
BEDROOM TRAGEDY. FERNDALE STOKER HANGS HIMSELF. Mr. R. J. Ehys, coroner, ronducted an inquest at Ferndale Police-station to-day touching the death of John Benjamin Jones, 32, colliery stoker, Browne-street. It transpired from the evidence of the de- caasted's widow that her late husband went upstairs ostensibly to have a. rest prior to going to work on the night shift, about 5.30. When she went to call him she found the bedroom door fastened, and, fearing some- thing was amiss because no reply came to her calls, she fetched a neighbour, Thomas James, wfho forced the door open, and found Jones hanging by the neck from a, rope attached to a hook in the ceiling. The de, ceased was quite dead. On the floor were some boxes, which, it was presumed, had j been used by the deceased to affix the rope to the ceiling, and which were afterwards kicked away. A few months ago the, de- ceased had an attack of rheumatic fever, which -made him in a despondent mood. He had not, however, made use of any threat to do away with hims?N. ? The jury returac a verdict of Suicide ,dSuic-ide I during temporary insanity."
Leaped to Death REMARKABLE SUICIDE AT TREORKY Bather a remarkable suicide is alleged to have been committed at Treorky this morn- ing, when George Beams, a labourer, 51 years of age, single, residing with his sister at 157, Bate-street, Treorlty, got out of bed and, un- dressed as he was, sprang through the win- dow without lifting the sash. He foil on to the pavement, fracturing his skull and also sustaining injuries to his thigh. Dr. Pride was immediately called, but the man died almost immediately. It is stated he has been in a very depressed state for some time, but the cause of this is unknown. ¡I Deceaseds brother-in-law, Joseph John, was in the room with him this morning, isn,i it was. while the latter went down to answer the postman's knock at the door, that deceased divested himself of all his under clothing and hurled himself through the winnow. His injuries were of a terrible nature, and included a number of cuts, one of which extended to the bone, from which the blood flowed profusely. His head came in contract with the edge of the pavement, and (here also the Illood flowed in a stream. neath was almost instantaneous.
A Sister's Love I BLINDED, BUT FORGIVING. I A woman, who had been rendered totally I and permanently blind by her sister throw- ing vitriol in her face, made a touching appeal for the wrongdoer at Stafford Aseizes yesterday. The victim's name is Ann Maria Growcott, a widow, of Kingswinford, She presented a pitiable sight as she was led into the court to give evidence against her sister, Emma Arrowsmith, 49 years old, only the lower part of her face being visible. My sister came into my house," she said in faltering tones. "She said, 'Take that,' and threw a bottle containing vitriol over me. I am now totally blind." Having thus graphically related the cause of her infirmity, Mrs. Growcott made a pathetic and powerful appeal for clemency on behalf of her sister. She has shown me much lore," the blind woman pleaded. "I truly forgive her for what she has done, and earnestly appeal for mercy and leniency." It is very kind of you," Mr. Justice Channell commented. "Taking that appeal into consideration I shall pase a sentence of I twelve months' hard labour instead of penal I servitude."
r = r Alarming City Fire. I RESCUES FROM A PARAPET I Five persons were resc-ired from an x trelnc-ly perilous position at an outbreak of fire, which occurred at Nobio House, Noble- street, E.C., yesterday afternoon. It is a large building of seven floors, in which business is carried on by a number of firms. The fire originated on the second floor, in the promises of Messrs. Tan ton and Co., manufacturers' agents. An employe promptly called up the brigade by telephone, the message saving many precious moments. Nearly everyone got gaf-ely out of the place by the time the B-edoross-'Stroet horse d-escape arrived. On the third floor, however, the siiioke and heat cut off the escape of three young women arad two men. who got out of the windows on to the parapet, a rather wide one. Here, enveloped in smoke and with flames shooting out on the right of t'hem, they were in imminent danger of losing their lives. The escape waf, quickly pitched, and, aided by the firemen, all five sa-fely made the descent. Their names were Lily Ba.iley, 24; Lily Tucker, 20; Minnie Wallace, 21; Wallace Benson, 63; and Percy Benson, 29, the laet two being further and son,. A young lady niaimed Lilian Gilbert escaped in the nick of time by scrambling down the stairs. The brigade got to work with several steamers and hydrants, and ultimately got the fire under. The second floor was nearly burnt through, and the rest of the buildillg badly damaged by fire, heat, smoke, and water. The work of the Bedcross-street fire- men was particularly commendable, as they had to make their way with the escape through narrow streets crowded with traffic, it being the busiest time of the afternoon. Captain Hamilton and Colonel Fox were respectively in charge of the fire brigade and salvage corps.
A Wrestler's Claim I AGAINST A THEATRE MANAGER. i Antonio Pierre, the well-known wrestler, has raised an action in the Edinburgh Court of Session against Barney Armstrong, Queen's Theatre, Glasgow, for zCI20, alleged to be due in respect of performances given, by a wrestling troupe, of which Pierre ir, the manager. The plaintiff etates that one of the troupe is MadraUi, the terrible Turk, The defender admits that Madrali is accompanied 'by a troupe who take part in the perfor- mances. Defendant refuses payment on the ground of breach of contract.
IN SEARCH OF TREASURE. I The New York "Herald" announces that I Mrs. Roswell D. Hitchcock, of New York, will lead an expedition to Cocos Island, in the I Southern Pacific Ocean, in the hope of find- ing the supposed buried treasure which Lord Fitzwilliam's party recently tried to unearth. It is stated that Admiral Palliser, who accom- panied Lord Fitzwilliam's party, will be a member of the Hitchcock expedition, which will be financed by a Boston millionaire. Mrs. Hitchoock is in possession of maps and papers which she believes give a oloee descrip- tion of location of the treasure, the value of which is estimated at £ 600,000 at least. The treasure is eaad to consist of bullion, plate, and jewels, which were buried during the war between Chili and Peru. Mrs. Hitchcock ¡ is a remarkable woman, ha.ving had. much experience in prospecting in the Klondike region, where she had a financial success. It is stated that her Cocoa Island party will comprise several scientists.
SKITTLES. I A skittles match was played at the Five I Beite, Cristina-street, Cardiff, between Liax diff Barbarians and itve Bells. It resulted j in a win for the Five Bells by seventeen points. The scores were as follow: Fi va Bells, 374; Cardiff Barbarians, 33'7, rrhn top- ¡ scorers were A. Silver, R. AHou, ?B? J. i ?<!?e. <
￼ BODY ON BONFIRE. I BODY ON. BONFIRE. I ALLEGED MURDER OF A I HUSBAND. At Norwich Assizes on Monday Rosa Kowen, 33, was indicted for the murder of her hus- band, James, a foreman cattle Iforter, and for aitemptin,g to burn the body on Decem- ber 28. The case, which has caused great public interest, is expected to last several days, there being 39 witnesses for the prose- oution. It is alleged that Kowen, who in a humble way had made provision for his wife in the event of his death, had frequently reproved her for her drunken habits, and JiaxI illtreated her. She is said to have expressed a wish to see him dead, and to have stated that she would leave him early on the morn- ing of December 29. Prisoner aroused the neighbours by scream- ing "Fire" from a bedroom window, from which she and her two children were rescued. After the fire had been extinguished Kowen's body, terribly burnt, was found on the floor, and by the side of it there had been a bon- fire made of a large quantity of clothes soaked with paraffin. Twenty-six wounds were found on the deceased's head, and an I axe and hammer, all bloodstained, were found in the house and coalhouse. The hear- ing was adjourned.
I Irish Railway Hero AWARDED THE ALBERT MEDAL. A deed of heroism is to be fittingly recog- nised in Dublin Castle when, by command of the King, the Lord Lieutenant wall pre- sent to Mr. Patrick Cullman, of Ennis, eo. Clare, the Albert medal of the second clasjk* Mr. Cullinan is a traffic inspector on the; Great Southern and Western Bailway. On a dark evening a Mrs. Davis, from Ennis- tymon, fell on the line at Ennis railway tation directly in front of an incoming train. Ur. Cullinan was only a few feet away, and instantly jumped down after her. He got hold of her as the train was almost on the spot. It was impossible to pull her aside, and the only course was to drag her directly forward until the train had time to slow up. A big man, endowed with great strength, he managed to hold the woman off the rails and rnn wit.h her for over 15ft., by which time the engine had come to a standstill. Throughout this brief but thrilling race with death the wheels of the engine were touching the woman's clothing. Afr. Cullinan is the first railway official to be awarded this signal mark of royal appreciation. j
FINANCIER'S DESPERATION. A charwoman in the Temple yesterday morning found, the body of Mr. Francis Lowrey, a barrister and South African financier, who rented chambers in Essex- court, lying dead on the floor of his room, with the head almost severed from the body. Not far away lay a bloodstained razor. It is presumed that Mr. Lowrey's tragic death took place about midnight on Sunday. He was seen by other residents in the Temple near his chambers between ten o'clock and half-past ten on Sunday night. Twelve hours later, when the body was discovered, it was quite cold. A powerful man, of middle age, Mr. Lowrey had been far from well for some considerable time, and he had given way to depression. Not long ago he sought treatment in a home for a short time, but as his health improved he returned to business. His more recent depression is attributed to private worries. IU. Lowrey enjoyed the friendship of the late Mr. Cecil Rhodes, Dr. Jameson, aiM many other South African celebrities. He was concerned in many African under. takings, being a director of over a dozen com- panies.
SUICIDE OR MURDER? Sequel to Anonymous Letters. The inquest was opened at Jersey yester- I day on Miss Lydia BoyciS a native of Marl- borough, Wiltshire, and the principal cf a. high school for girls at St. Helier's. She- was found dead in bed on Sunday morning, and in her room a bottle containing; a liquid smelling strongly of poison was discovered. Deceased had told the police that at fre- quent intervals she received anonymous letters of a threatening character, and in one it was stated; "Now at last God has given you into my hand. Tne blow will fall, and the hand that strikes it will be un- known!" Tile police, it is stated, had considered the possibUity of the deceased having writ- ten the letter herself. Evidence was given tha.t Miss Boyce had had worries and had suffered in health, and that her mental system had been unhinged. The inquest was adjourned. A post-mor- tem examination has been ordered, and the conten-to of the bottle are to be analysed.
A CARDIFF LAW CASE. 1 Mr. Justice Kekewich had before him to-day in the London Chancery Division in the form of a short cause a, motion for judgment in the case of re Bell, BLarrison, and Co. (Limited), of Cardiff, v. the Inter- national Bank of London Company. The paintiffs' claim was for a declaration that the mortgage debentures issued by the defendant company, and then. outstanding at a charge referred to in an o-rder of Mr. Jus- tice Swinfen-Eady, dated August 2, 1905, which bad since been executed, and bore date of October 19, 1905, constituted a first charge ranking pari passu upon aU the pro- perty of the company comprised therein. Mr. Whinney said it was a motion for judgment in default of defence in, a deben- ture holders' action, and they were seek- ing 'an ordinary debenture holders' decree. Minutes had been agreed, and he asked for judgment in accordance with those minutes. ¡ 1>k. Justice Kekewich made the order as asked, and continued the manager until Data-her 31. I
FIVE YEARS BUILDING A CRUISER. The report of the Comptroller and A udi tor- General on dockyard Expense Accounts for the financial year ending March 31 last shows that the expenditure was Y,670,696 less than estimated. The report draws attention to the fact that the cruiser Encounter was not completed for sea until nearly five years a-ft?r she was laid down, amd gives a list of I vessels upon, which (Large sums were expended for rcSts. whkh were eubspquently con- demned for sale.
THE CLARINET SCORES. I The leader of a German band which arouses mixed feelings in the breasts of Bel- gravians came to Brompton County-court yes- terday. He and his fellow bandsmen had a griev- ance against the clarinet; and they sued him for f-,3 odd. Ho was said to ha.ve been drunk. The result was that the band had to suspend its attack upon the nerves and pockets of West- enders. Moreover, the thing occurred not once but twice. After the second bout the clarinet vali- antly decla.red that he was going back to Germany," and would not play in England any more. But the next week he was found tootling, among some new Teutonic comrades, in the near East, which is beyond Whiteohapel. near Ea-,t, which is be- Do you mean to say," asked Judge Selfe, "you can't work a band without a clarinet?" Yes, your honours. The clarinet himself oounterclaimed for 30s. wages, because "'the food was not fit to eat," and there was no female attendants what- soever. Why were you too ill to play? I had a drink and some men gave me some black eyes." Judgment for the defendant, for 24s.
A meeting of the creditors of Thr>m&r Charles Axhorne, oil vendor and general i dealer, 22a, Mount Pleasant-street, Dowlais, was held to-day at Mertbyh. The statement of affairs showed: —Gross liabilities, £ 252 14s. 5d.; liabilities to rank for dividend, 1194 SF.; net assets available for distribution, £11 Ps. j 7d.; deficiency, L183 4s. 3d. Bad debts and hiogh price of oil were the eausos to which the debtor attributed^ has failure. J
I SHIPPING CASUALTIES. (Lloyd's Telegrams.) Tuesday. I Maud Cassel.—Oxelosund telegraphs: Severe storm S on coast; stra nded steamer Maud I Ca?sel considered total loss. j j Usher.—I ish-carried at Gravesend spoke steamer Usher, Elbe for Tyne, s on 11th mst., 54.50 N, 4.50 E., two blades of pro- I peller broken. Edith ]-,Ollise.Santa n der telegraphs Bri- tish schooner Edith Louise, picked up abandoned by Spanish steamer San Sal- vador, afterwards abandoned; ship and ci-go totally lost. I LTdford,- Emden telegraphs: Steamer- Lyd- ford, previously reported aground, floated. Chilk-en, Chilian gteanier, reported yesterday from Valparaiso, is tctnl loss.
i LONDON FINANCE I [BY OUR LONDON CORRESPONDENT.] LONDON, Tuesday. 2.0 p.m. Call Money 4 per cent., three months' bills "5, Bombay and Calcutta transfers 16 l-32d, Bio 16 19-33d, Valparaiso 15 1-16d. The (stock MarKets have shown heaviness all round, more from the absence of fresh business than other special causes, though the hitch in the Morocco conference is hay. ing a restraining influence upon speculation. CDntinental markets weaker, adding to the depression. Console 3-16 down at 90; for Money and 90J for the Account. Home Bails inactive, but dull. Great Wes- tern, Brighton "A, North Western down; number of others H. Americans dull. Reading lit down. Milwau- kee H; others 1 to J, except Norfolk Common and Southern Rails. which are fractionally up; Canadian Pacifies steady. Trunks frac- tionally down. Foreigners steady. Spanish dull. Japanese and Portuguese better. Mining Market heavy. South Africans 1-32 to 3-16 down on further sales by weak holders. West Africans steady. Bihiani firm- Money is in good demand at 35. Discount r.tes-hort bilis 3, three months' bills 3J. Consols lower. Fall: Money and the Account 1-16, Irish and Transvaal Loans unchanged. I FBEIGRTS. There is little more doing on the markets. Ore freights, Easterns from the rice ports, and outward coal tonnage are steady. There is not much demand for Azofs. Black Seas, Americans, or coastings. River Plates are extremely dull, quotations being next to nominal, and tonnage in this department can hardly be fixed. Fixtures :-Azof to i United Kingdom or Continent, 4,000 tons., 8s 9d, April; Bilbao to Middlesbrough, 3,703 tons, 4s 9d, March. I TBAFFIC BETUENS. Highland.— Increase, £ 44. Great North cf Scotland.—Decrease, £ 2C0. i
I LOCAL FINANCE I Cardiff Acoount days, March 28 and April 11. I (BY QUX FIJfAKCXAX. I CARDIFF, Tuesday. 1.0 p.m. j There was very little change in the general I condition of the local Stock Market. Railway j stocks were steady, colliery shares firm, but South Africans were again weak on liquida- tion. Business in all departments was on a very limited scale.
HOPS. LONDON", Tues., March 13—Trade moves slowly for all descriptions, and prices are not qiiotaJbly changed from those ruiTj^' on Friday last. The second qualities are most I in demand, with a fair business running in Pacific coasts. Continental trade is reported to be quieter, but export to this country of some of the surplus lower grade stocks is apparently no longer desired by Continental operators. Americans are doing a quiet. business at late rates. PRODUCE. LONDON, Tues., March 13.—Sugar: Home- refined firm, with good trade; German granu- lated firm—May-August firsts sold at 10s 5Jd; beet flitua-Al)-ril sold at 3s 5id, October- December 8s 9d; cane sales: 340 tons of cry- stallised ruled steady, but quiet. Coffee: Futures quiet—September done at 39s nd., Cocoa quiet, fair Ceylon being easier. Bice and jute firm, but quiet. Hemp steady. Shellac dull-May soid at 194s. Linseed oil, 20S 3d to 20s 6d. METALS. GLASGOW, Tues., March f3.-0penin.g: Cleveland strong; fair business done at j 48s Hd, 48s 4d, and 48s 4d cash and 48s 6d and 48s 8?d month; buyere. 48s 4d cash and 48s ed month; sellers, 48s 4d cash and 43s 9d month. Cumberland idle; sellers, 64s 9d cash; no buyers. Other brands neglected. Closing: Cleveland strong; fair business done at 48s 6d and 48s 7d cash, 48s 7bd and 48s 7d six days, and 48s lOd and 48s lid month; buyers, 48s 6d cash and 48s 10id month; sellers, 43s nd cash and 48s lid month.*■ Cumberland "idle; buyers, 64s 45d cash; seuers, 658 month. Other brands not quoted. IRON. MIDDLESBBOUGH, Tiies.. March 13.—Great contrast between the tone of to-day's market and that of last Tuesday's, which is now very sanguine; fair business done and prices im proving, the change being mainly due to the decline in stocks in Goiinai's stores and to very large shipments. Makers cannot fully supply the demands upon them, and iron has consequently to be taken out of imblie stores. No. 3 Cleveland pLS-iron raised to 49s, No. 4 foundry to 48.s 6d, and No. 4 forge to 48s, all for promnt delivery. East Coast- hematite iron also dearer in second-hands, who have advanced mixed numbers-to 63s 6d, and No. 4 to 65s, producers quoting 6d more. Rubio ore steady at 20s, and medium and medium furnace coke at 70a, both delivered here. No alteration in finished iron and steel prices, but the demand is somewhat generally better.
WIDOW'S WATCH STOLEN. I Negress Sentenced at Caerphilly 1 A ne-gress, manned Laura Davies (married), Was ciharg-ed. at Caerphilly to-day with. steal- ing a watch, value 20s., from Mrs. Agues Everson at Bargoed on Ja-nuary 8. Prosecutrix stated that prisoner came to har house for at night's lodging, and the next, day prisoner wiatfched her take a shil- ling from the box wfhere she fcept the watch. When the prisoner left, the watch was missed, and was afterwards found to have been pledged at Messrs. Abrahamson's, in Qneen-strest, Cardiff, for 3s. 6d. Police-constable John Jones received the girl in custody at Caerphilly Police-station. She was at the time undergoing a sentence of fourteen days. Prisoner, who was now in charge of Wardress Sarah James, said that she hailed from M'erthyr, and had been married four- teen months. Her husband was a coloured American. She was sentenced to another fourtcen days' imprison men t. As prosecutrix was a poor widow, the pawnbroker's manager said he would give up the wartoh free.
BREWSTER SESSIONS. I Caerphilly. I An 11 bench bat. for the adjourned licensing sessions ait Caerphilly to-day. Dr. Leigh (chairman) stated that- the mono- poly value of the Aber Hotel, Abertridwr, would be £ 4,000, and the same amount was fixed for the Halfway Hote, Pengam, the old I' beerhouse licence to be given up on the com- pletion of the new Halfway Hotel. Mr. J. C. Liewellin (Newport) appeared for the appHoaints. Wit,h regard to the provisional licenoe of the Royal Oak, Caerphilly, Mr. Goodfellow explaineli that t.here was a moral obligation to give up another licence which he did not see his way clear to do. He said t.ha.t plans were bein.g made to suit his client's con- venience without interfering with the old place. The application, for the renewal of the licence of the Pa nt eg Hotel, against which there were two convictions, was granted, with a caution. One coin vie tion against the White Cross Inn, Llanfabon, was passed over by the bench when, a new tenant applied for the renewal, which was granted. The renewal of the licence of the Tylers' Arms, Nelson, was granted. A double licelloe was granted for the Half- Way beerhouse at Ystrad-Mynach. which is to be re-bui'lt at a cost of z23,00,0, with a frontage of 64ft. The monopoly value will be a month hence. Aberdare Licences Refused. I The adjourned Aberdare Licensing Sessions were held to-day. Sir Marchant Williams, the stipendiary, presided over a full bench of magistrates. The Stipendiary said the justices had de- cided to withdraw objections against, certain of the houses mentioned at the previous meeting. The licence of the Eoyal Exchange, | Aberaman, would be renewed provided cer- i ta-in structural repairs were carried out at the rear of the premises. The licences of the Full Moon, Trecynon; Craven and Anchor, and the Royal Arms, Aberaman, would also be renewed. The following licences, which were objected to on the ground that they were not required, were referred for com- pensation Blacksmith Arms, Jlirwain; Crown Inn, Ilirwain; Cross Keys, Trecynon; and the Oddfellows Arms, Aberdare. It das decided to renew the licences of the Colliers' Arms, Cwmbach, and 1he Carpenters Arms, Mountain Ash, provided certain aJterations to the premises were proceeded with. Thomas Howell, who was represented by Mr. Charles Kenshole, applied for a licence in respect, of a new hotel at Aberaman. It was pointed out that a. licence was granted last, year on the condition that a monopoly value of £10,000 be paid. Mr. D. W. Phillips opposed the application on behalf of the pro- prietors of the Swan Hotel, Aberaman; Colonel Phillips objected on behalf of the various places of worship in the district, and Mr. W. Thomas opposed, on behalf of the Aberaman Licensed Victuallers' Association. The Bench granted the licence provided the1, k<nu)uoi-o]y value be paid.
I DERBY MEETING I I ABANDONED. I WINTRY WEATHER IN THE NORTH I MIDLANDS. After nightfall on Monday, the frost became I exceedingly keen in the Derbyshire districts, and, shortly after midnight, a snow-stotm set in. At daybreak it covered the racecourse to a depth of fully five inches, and. as the frost continued unabated, the officiale, after carefully considering the matter, decided somewhat reluctantly to abandon the eecond day's programme.
GATWICK MEETING. I Despite the wintry weather prevailing on Monday right and this morning, the outlook for the Gatwick meeting, set to commence to-morrow, is promising. A telegram received: from the course a.t noon to-day conveyed the intelligence that the snow was me-lting as it I fell, and the roads were generally in a slip- pery condition in the district. ORDER OF RUNNING FOR WEDNESDAY AND I THURSDAY. FIRST DAY. Selling Hurdle Race, 2.0; Chequers SeHimg Ste&ple- chase, 2.30; Oorse Hurdle, 3.0: Minor Hu-jle Race, 3.30: Epsom Handicap Steeplechase, 4.0; Maiden Hur. dle. Race, 4.30. SECOND DAY. EweJI Hurdle Rare, 2.0; Holmwood Steeplechase, 2.30; March Steeplechase, 3.0: Rostrum Steeplechase, 3.30; Moderate Steeplechase. 4.0; Ockley Hurdle Race, 4.30.
OFFICIAL SCRATCHINGS. The "Sportsman" has be-ao offirisUy informed by- Mcesa-s. Weatherby of tbe following hin.gE:- Gatwick engagements—Erik and Kilburnie. Thames Hurdle, Kempton-St. Medoc. Keajpton and Hoofcon eng-agetiaents-Dathi. North Western Hurdle, Hooton-Erik and KiHrarnie. Grosvenor Handicap, Hooton-Erik. Liverpool Karcli engagemcnts— lJaimersto-wn. Liverpool Grand Natior.aJ—The Lawyer HI (at 0.0 a.m.) Liverpool Hurdle—Ab&lard. Melton Plate, LejcesWr-Latooa n filly. All published handicaps—Hungariaa, BiHham Plate, Lincoln—Palace Yard. All liurdte racesH-Whyma. Ait eng.a,gements-Q'1œn's Own, Lady, ths Sv.eet- Jieart III, Bow, Bookmaker, and Wolthcvpe colt. All engagements in Mr. H. Mackay's name-Trigger coit, Last Love calt, Chinkara colt, Spectrum cait, Betto Hoyt colt, Won by WaMing filly, Brilliantine filiy, and Vacation filly.
jTo-morrow's Racing GATWICK MARCH MEETING v, —The SELLING HUEDLE RACE of I 70 sovs; second to receive 5 sevs; four year olds lOst 71b, five list 31b, fix and aged list- 71b; maidens allowed 51b; winner to be sold for 50 sovs. Two miles. —The GORSE HANDICAP HURDLE RACE of 150 sovs; second to receive 10 sovs; winners extra. Two miles. ys st. lb Mr J W Lsrnaclr s Eileen Astfcore Coste'lo 6 13 0 Mr H Heasman's The Closd II .Smith 6 12 7 Mr P Gleeson's Lord of the Level. Kelly 6 11 IS Mr C Barratt's Astlev Abbott Owner 5 11 11 Mr C H Hmraml, ?n'B Flight Hollick &U 7 Kr T F Smith's Rubini .Owner 411 7 Mr Barclay's Liza Johnson Barclay jun 6 11 6 Mr J JIno?oft?o Exhilamtiyn .TliirtweU 6H S Mr A Jeapes's Tollsworth .Owner 5 10 7 —The EPSOM HANDICAP STEEPLE- CHASE of 70 BOVS; second to receive 10 sovs; winners extra. Three miles. ys st lb Mr 0 R Hodgson's Do Be Quick M'AHistor 6 12 7 Mr John Widger's Northern Light IV Martin a 12 41 Mr R C de Orespigny's Kozak Private a 11 4 Mr F R Hunt's Sweetmore Owner a 10 10 Mr W Howell Scratton's Hallg-ate .Smith a 10 9 Mr A Gorbarn's St Gall A. Clamant a 10 7 Mr J C AJlen-Jefferys's Poetry Thirl well a 10 5 Mr T Pettit's Mr Scliomberg Fitt a 10 4 Prinoe Hatzfeldt's Hard to/Find Ownex 6 10 3 Mi Henry Boaas's Eahlswith Gore 6 101 MT J M Waipole's The Bun .Private a 10 0, Mr W Burton's Young: Cooper B Woodland a 10 0 -The MAIDEN HURDLE RICE of 70 eovs, for maidens at closing; Reoond to receive 5 80.8; four year olds 1 ?t 71b, five list 31b. six and upwards list 71b; winners extra. Two miles. v« ?t lb Mr Brutton's Vernbam .Gully 5 171, Mr Nicholas J Wood's Vidauie HallSck a 11 7 Mr 0 R Hodgson's Lancashire M'AHister 5 11 3 Mr Goort'e Barclay's De Witt .Barclay, jun 6 11 0 Mr A Hamblin'9 Porter F.tt 4107 Capt F Bald's Coldstream .C'ouKhwaite 4 10 0 Mr S J Boll's Bombay 41,30 Capt Forester's The Drover Fallon 4 10 0 Mr F R Hl'int's Sliehet I 411,0 Mr J A Rutherford's Whyma M'Na'Ug'hton 4 10 0 Mr C Trimmer's TWyfcrd Lad Piilien 4 10 0' —The CHEQUERS SELLING HANDI- CAP STEEPLECHASE of 70 Rove; second to receive 5 eoVE; winners extra.; winner to be sold for 50 sovs. Two miles. vs st lb Mr R Gore's Dermot Asthore Owner a 12 7 Mr E Christie-Milter's Homiestis a 12 0 Mr Garrett Moors's Zampa .Pennon 6 11 12 Mr E Woodland's Ocean Rover -0w11or a 11 7 Mr G Johnstone's Fetlar's Pride ColVins 5 11 5" Mr Satnwl H Weston's Hailsham.Private 6 11 0 -The MINOR HURDLE RACE (han- dicap) of 70 sovs; eecond t-o receive 5 sovs: winners extra; winner to be Fold for 50 soi-s. Two miles. ys st lb Mr B H Polehampton's ChUdwiekburv ,Ci<>re a 12 7 Sir R Fiimer's Stcalaway Disrby a 12 4 Mr E E Lawrence's Odor Martin 5 12 3 Mr Horatio Bcttomiey's latrmidatex Batho a 12 0 Mr W M Bruttcn's Yernliam GuHy 5 11 11 Mr J Bancroft's Maori Queen II .Thirlwol.' a 11 9 Mr Bell's Clerr,oirt Pudalcff 5 11 9 Mr A Gaskin's Lindy — ..Thirlwell a 11 7 Mr W Catling's Yaiu Smith 5 11 2 Mr A Kite's Credo II .Private all S Mr F Fiiton's Little Fitz Owner a 11 1 Mr T C Mundey's CMrcIet Smith 4 11 0 h:sL:el. Owner 10 13 Mr W H Burbidge's Upper Cut a 10 13 Mr H S Goodson's Hymenasus .Lowe 51011 Mr Douglas Clarke's Endymioji Gore 4 10 10 MT R Cra.ig M'Kerrow's Maaard .]'rlvate 510 7 Mr J M Walpole's Strathavon .Priv&te 4 10 5 Mr J F Hsllick's Kileoy 0%,ner 4 1,0 2 Mr E Woodland's Butterwort Gwjier a 10 2 Capt H F Watsom's Prince Chatais ..Downea a 10 0
NEWMARKET NOTES. I OTJP. OWN CORRESPONDENT.) I NEWMARKET, Tuesday. I A heavy fall of &now. LINCOLNSHIRE HANDICAP WORK. I Capt Dewhurst's Mida, a useful six furlongs. Gurry's Coxcomb, a steady mile. C. Waugh's Fineastle, a eteady five fnrlongs. JUMPERS, WORK. I Gapt Dewhurst's Aidance, Cheveniirl Belle, Pan Michael, Kirkby. and Barabbas U., a eteady six furlongs. Jarvis's Spinning- Minnow. Spear. Oa-lega, and Troy, a steady six furlongs. Major Batty's Centre Board a eteady mile. I GATWICK MEETING. I SELECTIONS FOR WEDNESDAY. Got- Hnrdle-EILEEN ASTHORE. j Maiden Hurdle—COLDSTREAM. Chequers Steeplechase—DER.MOT ASTHORE Minor Hurdle—INTIMIDATOR. Ep80m Steeplechase—MR. SCHOMBBRC.
TOPPING AND SPINDLER, FLUSHING, HOLLAND. Xfee oldest established and most extensive firm of Turf Commission Agents in the World. LINCOLN HANDICAP, ORA-VI) NATIONAL STEEPLECHASE, CITY & SUBURBAN HANDICAP, CHESTER CUP, &c., Ac. Double and Treble Evønt, S.P., and Accumulative* at 6.P., &c. All letters to be addressed TOPPING and SPINDLES, Flushing, Holland. Postage tjd. Poet- cards, Id. elS19 EDDIE THOMAS, Turf Commission Agent, 21, Clue-road, Cardiff. Tel. Address, Merman, CafdtS." Na. Telephone, a5. Limit on all races under Jock?, Olub Rules—33 to 1 win, 8 to 1 place. No commission charged on any investment. Business by TeJegraotn, telephone, and letter only. Market priceo all big races. -Send ior terms and rules. 82051 CARDIFF RACES, Wednesday, March 21st.-First Bace, 1.30; Last Race, 4.15. Prices of Admission: TatteTwille (reduced to), 5s.; Ladies, 3s.; Paddock (extra), 2s. 6d.; Public Stand, 3s.; Course, 15. e2C50
ACCIDENT TO MR ASQUITH. While Mr. Asquith was Tiding in a four- wheeler in London on Sunday afternoon the cab upset, a.nd the right hon. gentleman suffered some bruises and shock, but wae not seriously injured. He had hoped to go to the House of Commons on Monday, but was "-rised instead to remain indoors. Upon inquiry on Monday it was ascertained that Mr. Asquith sustained -a few slight bruises to the head, but was well enough to travel into the country. He will probably return to-day (Tuesday).
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BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS" ALYVLV IN MEMOKIAM. -r" Notices appearing under these heMtmga are ettMeat at the following ratoo;- If inserted in the rVliNIKG EXPRESS," TEEN* MAIL," aid WEEKLY MAIL," 3S. for » Words, ana ld. for each additional wQrd. r: ineortad in the" EVEKJKG EXPRESS" ant "WEEKLY MA.IL úlJly, 1s. for 30 Words, and Ii. for every Two Extra Words. No Notices of thia description will be inserted unless authenticated by the name and address of the sender. Telegrams and telephonic messages cannot be acted oa until confirmed in writing. DEATH. ELCOMB.—On March 9tl1, at jS-t. Tiiovne. Sidcup, R W. Eicomb, aged 64. To be interred in Crdft terv cn Wednesday, March Hth.t 2.30 p.m.
I AUGUSTINE J. STONE I FUHEEAL FUllNISHER & FUNERAL | Personal Supervision to AU Orders. I Nat. T, Cardiff, No. 704; ran Office TfcS. Ko. 11£, CMdiK. 'Eele?ta?-A? UGUilTSLKB. I STOUE, CABDIF?. ACGUSTUTK nvm § BASEY DOCK?. I 5 .?VORKING-ST., Q*RIM* 1 5, WOPXING-ST., k)- | Azld B&ARY Doi=&. I say, old man, that's a fine Portrait of yours. WSicre did you have it taken? At A. & G. TAYLOR'S. IN THE DUKE-STREET ARCADE. I always find them very reasonable, work is good. Nat, Tel. 0771. e2011-3
[ Defying the Waves. IS HE FATHER GAPON'S BROTHERIf The foreigner washed from a groyne at Hastings on Sunday evening and drowned, ir stated by the Eastbourne police to be Serge Gapon, the Russian, who claimed to be a brother of Father Gapon. A week ago the, man wae charged at Eastbourne with being drunk and disorderly, and was recommended to be expelled under the Aliens Act. He was removed, to Lewes Prison, but was released oa Sunday. The man returned to Eastbourne, and intimated that, he was going to Folke- stone or Dover to see the Russian Consul. At Hastings he was seen holding on to the rail- ings defying the waves. Gapon then walked down the steps, and a wave came and washed ihim away. Gallant efforts were made to I rescue the man, but when the body was recovered life was extinct.
i Football I SWANSEA V. ABER A VON. The Swansaa committee have selected the following team to play against Aberavon- next Satni'day. The team, which will not include Owen, who stands down owing to injuries, is as followsBack, J. Bancroft; three-auartsr backs, F. Gordhn, Vl. Arnold. W. Trew, and J. Evans; half-backs, Phil Hop- kins and J. Davies; forward, Wr Joseph. A. Smith, F. Scrinee, D. J. Thomas, W. Cole, H. Bmat, Smith, "MumMfs" D-av4m and Ivor Morgan.
PRESENTATION AT MAESTEG. An interesting presentation was made laafc night at the White Lion Hotel, Mace-teg, to Sergeant-major King on the occasion of his marriage. The present, which waB given oa behalf of the Maesteg troop of the GIs.-mor. gas Imperial Yeomanry, consisted of a mas- sive silver tea tray. Lieutenant Prichard said that the presentation was a token oi the high esteem of the men for the sergeant- major. He was one of the ablest men in the regiment, and had raised the troop to a high standard of cfficienoy.-Scrge-ant Treharae spoke on behalf of the men, and in acknow- ledging the gift Sergeant-major fang said- that he was glad that he was regarded by the men with such esteem. He hoped they would prove second to none in the camp this year.
AN EBBW VALE WIFE DESERTER. William Wci/o, 49, collier, Cwm, Ehbw Vale, was committed to prison for a month by the Tredegar magistrates yesterday for deserting his wife and family, and leaving them chargeable to the funds of the Bedweilty Union to the extent of ISs. Mr. C. D. Lewis, Tredegar, conducted the prosecution for the guardians. I-
TRMPS THEFT OF SHIRTS. George King, 39, tramp, was charged at Tredegar yesterday with stealing two shi u and a sweater, value 6s. 6d., the property 01 Albert Keefe and Arthur Wing on the lOW. inst,-He was fined 20s. in each case or a month's imprisonment-
THEFT OF A PURSE AT TREDEGAP At Tredegar yesterday Margaret HutchingB, 40, married, Tredegar, was fined: 2as., with tide alternative of fourteen days, for stealing a purse contaiuin t half a sovereign, the pro. perty of Albert Powles, on Ma.rch 6.
TOO LAjTE TO CLASSIFY. O1^ ITUATION wanted, domesticated H?Ip; a?ed .M;? j? 12 years' excellent character.—H 40, r-vecms' Kxpress, Cardiff. eZ7401116 T^.CUl Sale, Gemral IronmoTWer's Stixk ?-eM 1? assarted; cheap for cash.—N. A., £iv<.mtn Expr, Newport. e2738u20 T?/'ANT.ED, C'?-C?'MKd, Hcuae.'na.id,a.ud 'Kur'?- w m&ld: Houaekeeper D,-cn?.ged.?llpl;i; Office, Stow Hill. Naw.port. e2737:t:20 P03 Sale. 3i-Mi.p. IT-3by-D?RImd Ofl Et.?M? 4r ?ood as new; r,piecd by electricity H ?9, livening Express, Cardiff. «2736u20 THE BTdlleh Weetinglx?? Electro !mdM?!:Nf<<? THiE,rin- Oompamy'8 Cardiff Of!iœ require (k (MaJe or Femala), experienced in filing office corre^p^n- <leiic3, preferably vertical syffi.em,-ApPlkatiGi.'1!S shoald- be addressed to the company's IXistrict J&mager, 102, St.. Mary-street, Cardiff. ev i &1316 0)1; Park- placc. -p?d I?ecide nce, or O Business Gentleman; even- comfort; central; moderate terms. e2718u20 rilENXIf-' Set fOr Sale; never n; £1108,-£ TL l?ost Brynna, Llanh=Tan, Gl&m. C272SU3) P o.tiv, t MY, v riRlc; 12s. 6d. Parrot Cages, 6s. 6d.—Particulars free, Princes' Aviaries, Mrs. Forster, Violet-Street, Liverpool. e2721«22 "r ANTEriinrnli3.'t;iT-Pla£e¡:s experienced iu w Roofs, Pit-head Frames, &c.—Apply B<?3 a.u? Xirhy (Limited), Morrisioo, Swansea. e2734ul& A' Good General Servant wanted references A required.—Apply lIro", Evans, Jeffreys Hotel, Mountain Aeh. e?726iil6 UPPBK L.;illUirym.¡.d'OfTwow=d. for Countr^ u Ho.ge; must be experienced and good references; to live in.—Mrs. NSelioll, Merthyrm&wr, Bridgend. e27?7u20 rB Sale, as going concern, Gtias, Cbiua, and Confectionery Business; situated in main tAreeU; short toase.—Mrs. Clark, Oxford-street, Mountain Ash. «272Su20 BUSINESS Premises, eruit grocer and Icler, il? Aber- Be ynon. -Part ioulan, Davies aaid 00., Abcrevn?in Stores. o272Su20 WA.VTEJ), General for Portlicawl; pood character V indispensable.—State age, wages, H ;)6, Evening Express, CSardiff. e27ZOuIS DRESSMAKING.—Wanred, Styiiwi First Had Dra.l¡e'r, to M&nge $-.11 Workroom.— Ail;: ms, Draper, Haverfordwest. e2731u!6 WA-N"TED7 Situation as Coat in GOOD Commercial tV Hotel: referene"; expenenœd.-E.. George Hotel, Chepstow. e27?2u50 R gale, Handsale Bay Pony; 15.2; driven by a lady; iiscd to a ill traffic; warranted stn.md.-3, Kind's-road, Canton. e27SJul6 bVT-1/.—Hope net itt; shall return next week; wiB (J' ??tch pos?M Saturday; love; wr?te. o27St?H DBAS W. G H.Reœí\'ed letters; trouble. 1 have net been able to work for weeks. You can tlutik vfbat's the matter. Soo you soon as possible.—Write i.crc.11.—Yours, G. P. e2720ul4 T7WMr Sale.—iJeafariiig Mea, &c.—Rahy's Caiil, £ 3.— JT Apply 40, p ffi!.tIa.¡:e.(>25\120 ANTED, for Enemeenng Works in Newport. i-ir Clerk (-h-,?t 17), • with god lmtO\'>'le1lg& of shorthand ami typewriting nd quick at figmes.- Apply, siatlne experience and wages required, to H 37, Evening Express, Cardiff. c641'2 WANTED at -onœ Three gwd Jobbing Don \V Mouldera.—ca?rlee D. PhiUips, Emlyn ?'oAs, G:ou<ct6r, 06411 q[10 I..et,A?uon ? Ciltynydd, Illn4yj,,idd; X double hewce pœsæsiö.n to be had M lltb April next.—Apply Secretary. Bhendda Valley Breweries Company (Limited), pantyrpridd., c6410 -A-iŠ nenïJ.; Wiltshire girl; cook, wash; moderate Awagw.-Uenoy? 18, Nottingham-street, Cardiff, Stamp. «270?ul6 WANTED, by a superior Person (aged 34), a Situa- t T tion as Housekeeper to Gemtteman or Help to ILadv; wages moderate if good borne.—Appiy J., 43, Sapphire-street, ItaaUh, Cardiff. e2714 1120 m ZNI 8 Merccry. -Good Iland wanted; mwst ti J3'L smart window-dreaser.—Ingrem Iteos, St. Majy- root, Cardiff. e27O9n20 W ANrr good Cook-(Iereral'; hoaseniaid kepT^- t Write, sfcating wages required, to Box, L. R., Evening Express Office, Swansea* e2708ul6 W^^TED, respectable, clean General.; assist tea- rooms: good references; not object t-o stua person.—Mis. Slsym, Dolcoed, Pantaarn, Merthyr. eu20 W A-NTED, Chamherraaid-Wadtress.—Apply, stating fV age, wages, references to Mrs. Michael, Bush How], Merthyr. e2703n20 AERICKMACKOSS Dace Taught by Lady Vtei ling Swansea on 19th inS.-Apply Miss IAoyd, -& k lc,),, Claverton Down, Bath. e27llul6 THREE u BM'u?am Wagweam, Twetw Do?cart?, t_ Kw Ttetoria?, T?ree Govervow C?M? repa?M & gipeoieJKe: estimates free. Perry aad Tirrrmij, Frederick-street, Cardiff. eirfdfinSO FR ?t?', Sewral CucumtMT L?M- ?Saz?d ?n< i? at<Mi. M Yards of ContuNKxe Irm BtSm?; j?aa condition.—AppJy 7, WeSin<rto:i-street, Canton, CardtBS, TTrXNTEDr'Pricd^FlsIi^Michiae; wit* pay am? ?t dep-IL. haj?tc? ?eai!?y.-t&a?*N'=3? ??M Express, Ca,nMr. ￼ k,