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ECONOMY OF TRUTH I Women Easily First. I ECCENTR!CmES OF THE LAW I BY LLOYD MEYRICK. The ordinary man can never understand why the law is so difficult and uncertain. Why should the law be a dark and dismal science ? The explanation is found in the complexities of human nature. Nothing in life is really simple. How often have I gone to the police-court in a fever of indignation after the statement of a client only to find his story was all balderdash! Was he a liar? Not necessarily. W ith more experience one gets to learn what tremendous deceivers we are of ourselves. To the student of the human mind there is nothing more interesting than to watch the growth of evidence. Say your client is a cyclist who has been run over by a cart and damaged. His first statement is vague, and probably truthful. The lawyer asks a few questions, and the imagination of the client is set (alm&st' unconsciously) into working order. Was j the driver of the cart drunk? Was he on the wrong side of the road ? Was the client riding his cycle too fast? The first time of asking all these points are enve- loped in haze, but on each returning visit a flood of light is thrown into the dark places. "Yes, now I think of it, the man was very thick of speech, and, no doubt, was drank," and so on. Are unjust causes won frequently in this country? Most undoubtedly. There are thousands of civil cases every year successfully won which ought to have been lost, and lost that ought to have been won. This state of things can never be altered, as justice, from the very nature of things, can only be imperfectly adminis- tered. I remember well, in an important ca^e, a man being called upon whose evidence the whole matter turned. Through some nervous affection he had the habit of smiling inanely and tittering after his evidence. The man was speak- ing the truth, and I tried my best to remedy his obvious defects. At the private rehearsals he gave his evidence admirably, but when he got to the court he played the fool to perfection. The judge commented most unfavourably on his general demeanour, and his evidence went for nought. That man goes about to-day with the same old smile and titters pathetically about the absurdity of so- called justice. I have known some bril- liant liars in the witness-box, but for artistry in falsehood women are easily first. Give her the ginger of personal feling and a woman will stick at nothing. God help the man that a woman is deter- mined to send to prison—the acutest lawyer cannot save him. The law, it is true, is uncertain enough, but human testimony is far more so. Lord Halsbury is now engaged on a very important work expounding the whole laws of England. The ex-Lord Chancellor is a very great lawyer, but I confess, for one, I do not expect much from so huge an undertaking. He will be helped by a committee of eminent lawyers, which will cause the work to lack cohesion and completeness. A man cannot have a highly successful profes- sional career and preserve qualities necessary for a great work on law. The man who will do it must give the same years of unremitting toil that Gibbon gave to his "History of the Roman Empire." Further, the law is so fluid, especially in these days of an active Parliament, that any such work is but of transitory utility. The legal writer, like the actor, struts but a -short hour on the stage an,d is no more. However, wshall see and judge, I hope fairly, the results of Lord Halsbury's labours. What are the functions of a Lord Mayor ? I suppose they are to perform lord mayoral functions. Mr. Councillor Richards is hot upon the point that a j Lord Mayor cannot postpone an ordinary committee meeting. These be high ques- tions. and I have no doubt the city of Cardiff is stirred to its depths. It raises a question of almost constitutional gravity, but the Lord Mayor's explana- tion was simple and satisfactory. Speak- j ing of Lord Mayors, may I say how pleased I am that the town-clerk avoided the temptation of calling himself city- clerk? Such a rank misnomer stinks in the nostrils. The name "town-clerk" is hoary with antiquity. Do we not hear of the town-clerk of Ephesus, and find an unbroken line from him to Mr. Wheatley? The town-clerk is the living symbol, as the Town-hall is the inani- mate one, of corporate greatness. I hope no one will get into the habit of cabling the great building in Cat-hays Park the City-hall; most decidedly, the Town-hall, around which all the city traditions will gather from generation to generation. In the newer glory of the city the value of terms must not be lost sight of. It is in the Town-hall countless generations of men in all countries have foregathered in moments of stress, counsel, and danger. Who knows, the building in Cathays Park may become known as the Town-hall of Wales. Men from the North and from the centre will say, "There was a great meeting in the Town-hall to-day," and every son of Wales will know that a. great assembly has met in the Metropolis. Socially, most of us are terrible conser- vatives. We lilea oJd names, old asaocia-
STOP PRESS Lateiit. Telegrams. 1 tions, and old ideas. Let us preserve I i ancient names of town-clerk and Town- hall. To abolish one of them is like cutting your grandfather-a case of the blackest ingratitude. There is now no iconoclast on the council, but even if there were these hoary things should be held sacred. Cardiff people will carry from the old site all it6 history and achievements to a new building, truly, but to the same Town-hall!
Burglars in the Country The explanation of the numerous bur- glaries which are taking place in the pro- vinces lies in the fact that with the advent of spring large numbers of London burglars have departed for the country," said a well- known London detective yesterday. He has a far-reaching knowledge of the criminal classes. If," he said, you were to go to -'8 lodging-house, a well-known rendezvous for casual thievee, you would find that during the last week or so its daily occupants are at least fifty fewer than they were during the winter. Most of those fifty have a working know- ledge of burglary, even if they do not follow it as an exclusive profession. Petty thieving, begging, and an occasional burglary keep them going in London during the winter. As soon ad spring comes and the cold weather is left behind most of them go into the country. The smaller kind of burglar loves the country. He has no fixed address there to which he can be traced; he can so easily sleep in a hayrick or a cart-shed where there is a comfortable bed of sacks. "The more skilled and expert burglars who go for big game, and who are comparatively few, are at this season looking round the provinces for places which will pay for an excursion When they find sttoh a place they make a dash, and if they get away with their haul safely will be back in London at once. But they are not the men who live in lodging-houses; they are among thoee who walk along the Strand in silk hats."
FERNDALE CASE DISMISSED. i At Porth Police-court to-day David James, of the Maxwell Hotel, Ferndale, was sum- moned for being in charge of "horses over which ho had "not proper oontrol." According to the police officer, defendant was driving through the streets at Ferndale, and was quite asleep in the trap, and he also appeared to be under the influence of drink. Mr. A. Thomas James, who appeared for th-e defence, a-rgtied that the proceedings had been tak^n under the wrong section of the Act, defendant having been charged with being in such a. "eituaticn" that he did not have "the direction and govermn-enit of the horses." The Stipendiary upheld Mr. James's conten- tion, holding that, the word "srtarfitio-n" bad reference to locality, and not to the position of defendiaivt, who ought, therefore, to have been iprcceeded against under another section. It was a very technical porat which had been raised, but the Bench were bound to dismiss the case.
A COLLIERY OWNER FINED At Porth Police-court to-day Mr. Evan Watkin, proprietor of Trebanog Colliery, Porth, was proceeded against by Mr. F. A. Gray, bis Majesty's inspector of min.es, for failing to submit a return specifying the amoumt of minerals worked and the Dunbar of the men employed at the colliery during the preceding year, in accordance with the provisions of the Goal M'ines Regulation ÂOG. The defence, for which Mr. D. Bees, Ponty- pridd, appeared, was that the delay ooour- ring im filling up the returns was,partially to be accounted for by the change of pro- prietorsiup, the forms having been sent in the first instance to Messrs. D. and E. Enioeh, the fornier proprietors. A fine of £1 and costs was imposed.
I NEWPORT ASSESSMENT CASE) I In the King's Bench to-day the hearing of I the cases of the Newport Union v. Stead and the same v. Green was resumed (before the Lord Chief Justice and Mr. Justice Eidley and Mr. Justice Darling, sitting as a Divi- sional Court) when, further arguments having been heard, the Lord Chief Justice said he had come to the conclusion, after carefully considering all the facts and the arguments, that the appeal must be allowed, on the ground that the particular deductions made by the justices were not authorised by the law. The other judges concurred, and the appeal j | was allowed with coets. Leave to further appeal was granted.
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HATCHET AND POKER I HATCHET ND POKERI ALLEGEDATTEMPTEDMURDERI A Newport Wife's Story. I FINGERS NEARLY CUT OFF. A white-headed man, named Charles Game, aged 62, a dock labourer, was again before the magistrates at Newport to-day for the completion of a charge (upon which, he had been twice remanded) of attempting to I murder his wiie, Mary Ann Game, at 2, Baldwin-street, on the night of Easter Mon- da.y, April 16, by striking her with a hatchet and a poker. He was further charged with assaulting and beating another woman uamed Mary Perry, who pluckily went to the wife's rescue. Mr. Abbott (from the town-clerk'a office) appeared in support of the chiarg9. The police evidence which had already been taken was read over, from which it appeared that when he was arrested prisoner said he didn't care if he were hanged for his wife. He admitted to Police-constable Red- man that he used the chopper, but denied uai&g the poker. THE WIFE'S EVIDENCE. The wif3 was now well enough to give evidence. Her head and hand were still ban- daged up. She stated that prisoner ca-mo home to the house at 2, Baldwin-street, about eight o'clock on Easter Monday might, and a-ft-er he had been in the house a Httle while he struck her a blow on the side of the head, with the hatchet whilst she was sitting on a chair nursing a neighbour's child. She said, "Charlie, you have done it now." He replied, "I'll murder you. you —— She put up her hand to protect her head from a second blow, and the second Mow fell upon her hand, cutting two of her fingers right through- They would have fallen off but that they hung on by the skin. She then became unconscious, and knew nothing more until she came to herself in the house of a, neighbour, who told her that the got into the house just in time to save the third blow falling -upon her. He had been very cruel to her during the whole of their married life (30 or 40 years), and had frequently assaulted her. On one occasion he cut her lip through. Mr. Abbott: And has he threatened to kill you? The Wife: Yes, but I didn't think he had the heart to do it. He said nothing to me, and I don't know what his reason was for striking me. When prisoner was asked if he wished to cross-examine his wife his only statement was, I don't know as I used the hatchet." Ada Marshall, aged sixteen, who was in the hotiae keeping conipa-ny with Mrs. Game, said prisoner was not so drunk as usual when he returned to the house on the evening in question. She heard him muttering some- thing, and saw him pull a chopper out of his pocket and strike his wife two blows. He declared that he would murder her. Witness ran out and Screamed for Help. She had heard him several times threaten to kill his wife. Mrs. Perry, of 13, Courtybella-street, who was also in the house, stated that whilst the prisoner was upstairs (going to bed, as it was thought) his wife shouted to him that he was not to go into the bedroom of Mr. Graham, the lodger He rushed downstairs into the kitchen, drew the hatchet out of his trousers pocket. and, saying he would finish her, hit his wife on the head. After he had hit her the second blow, and was about to deliver another, witness jumped up and struggled wnu him for the hatchet. He kicked her %i the stomach, but ehe succeeded in pulling it out of his hands, and rushed cut the st-reet shouting 'Murder!" as loud as she could. Before he went upstairs prisoner said that he would hang for his wife. Mrs. Marshall, of 4. Baldwin-street, who was attract-ed to the house by screams of Murder," said she saw Mrs. Perry take the hatchet from prisoner. After witness had taken the hatchet into her own house she went into the prisoner's house, and saw him with a. I Poker in His Hand He gave it up to her, and then lit his pipe. He was a very quiet man when sober. Dr. A. N. Thomas, house surgeon at. the hospital, said Mrs. Game, on being admitted, was suffering from an incised wound, two inches long, on the top and bak of the head. She also had the ring and middle finger of the right hand cut through, and theae may yet have to be amputated. At the close of the case the prisoner, who a.ppeared quite indifferent to the whole i matter, said he had nothing to say. I He was committed for trial at the assizes.
￼ M ￼ Sea "Malingering" at Sea ￼ AND THE EViL. I SHIPMASTERS AND THE EViL An effort made by the Mercantile Marine Service Association to eradicate the" pro. fessional malingerer" from the merchant service has failed to meet with response by the Board of Trade. It is well known, says the Shipping Gazette," that shipmasters have frequently to deal with seamen incapacitated from sickness in some form or other, either caused by chronic diseases or brought on temporarily by over-indulgence in intoxicants. Shipmasters have also to contend with the professional malingerer," a man who, from some real or imaginary complain; (usually very trivial), is constantly on the sick list, and by this action throws increased work and responsibility upon the officers and remaining members of the crew. Under the present circumstances a master or officer has no record of a, man's physical condition, but must judge by appearances only. It was, therefore, suggested by the, association that another column should be added to the discharge-book, showing when a seaman has been off duty" for any reason. The Board of Trade, however, found itself unable to take any action in the matter. Replying to the association, Mr. Walter J. Howell, the assistant secretary, wrote:- In reply to your letter suggesting the addition of a, column to continuous dis- charge-books, in which a record of occasions on which a seaman is 'off duty' may be, entered, I am directed by the Board of Trade to state that Section 129 of the Merchant (shipping Act, 1894, does not contemplate such a record, and that they have no power to make the addition suggested."
ELUDING PUNISHMENT. I For an offence committed twelve months ago Qharles Yeomans, collier. Mardy, I appeared in the dock a.t Porth Police-court to-day charged with assaulting David John Underwood, Mrs. UndeTwood, and James Podmore. It appeared from the evidence that twelve months ago defendant was having a quarrel with Podmore, whom he brutally assaulted outside Mr. Underwood's shop. When Mrs. Underwood came on the &cene defendant struck kaer, and when Mr. Underwood inter- fered defendant gave him a black eye and bit his thumb. Defendant was fined X2 and costs for each of the three offences— £ 7 17s. in all. Defen- dant applied for time to pay, but the bench refused the application, and he was given the alternative of three months' imprison- ment.
j WIFE'S EYE BLACKENED At Merlhyr Police-court to-day Cornelius I Sullivan was summoned for astauLting his wife, Margaret Sullivan, at Penydarren. The complainant's left eye was terribly dip- coloured. She declared tha.t it was caused by her husband striking her with his fist, but the defendant endeavoured to induce the bench to beHove that it was due to a fall. The justices, however, declined to give any credence to his story, and they fined him 20s. and costs.
BLAMED THE DRINK. It was not my fault, sir, but the fault of the beer having too much spirits," pleaded an elderly Italian at Porth Poiioe-oourt this morning, who was charged with being drunk, This plea did not have its desired effect evidently, for Mr. Stipendiary I-ewli re- joined with the expression of opinion that it was defenda.nt who was to be blamed, and not the beer, and he was fined 10s.
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Mr. A. J. Davies Dead. FAMILIAR FIGURE IN RUGBY FOOTBALL The football public of South Wales will regret to loarn of the death of Mr. A. J. I Davies, the secretary of the Glamorgan County Football Oiub, which took plaoe at 3.30 o'clock this morning -at his residence in Richmond-read, Oaiviiff. Mr. Davies was taken ill a week ago with typhoid fever, but his condition became very serious, and yesterday Dr. Skyrme called in Dr. Mitchell Stevens for consulta- tion. Mr. Daviee, however, gradually sank and died. "A. J. as he was familiarly known by his friends, was as widely known in English, Scottish, and Irish football circles as he is locally. The continued success of the Glamorgan Football Club is in a great measure due to the energetic way he per- formed the duties of secretary. He was the founder of the old Cardiff Harlequins Club, and organised the sports held under the club's auspioes. For many years he had been the local ha-adioa-1),per of the Amateur Athletic Association, and was a member of the executive. Mr. Davies was also a mem- ber of the Welsh Football Union. THE LAST ILLNESS. I Mr. A. J. Davies was last out of doors on Wednesday in last week, when he attended the 'footba.U match in aid of the Welsh War Memorial Fund pl?yod on the Cardiff Arms Park. It was then obvious to his friends that Mr. &viea was very unweH, and at ￼ one period of thegam-e he was oompelled to lay down on of the saa-ts inside the ropes. On the following day Mr. Davies became seriously ill, and Dr. Skyrme, his medical adviser, at onco suspected, enteric fever. Delirium set in, and that dangerous malady developed in a. few days, terminating fatally. APPRECIATION BY "FORWARD" I As a. member of the Welsh Rugby Union Mr. Devies was not only extremely popular in South Wales, but also in the other three countries, where he was known to a.ll prominent Eugbyists. He first became connected with the great winter game as a. player in junior football in Cardiff more than thirty years ago, and subsequently he wao the founder of the Cardiff Harlequins Club, a. team which held its own. with the beat organisations in Wales. However, the club never received an adequa-te measure of support from the public, a<nd in consequence was unable to compete with the Cardiff Club (with which fixtures were never arranged), and about thirteen years ago ceased to exist. The first ground eecured by the Harlequins Club was off the Penarth-road at Grange- town, where Mr. Solomon Andrews at one time had a skating rink. The next ground was at Ccrbet,t-road, Cathays, and Pufterwarde the ground now held by the Intermediate School at Soath wad, secured. At this latter enclosure a cycling track was ailso laid down by the Harlequins Club and on athletic and cycling club was formed. For several summer seasons sports were held at the ground almost every Saturday until the boom went off in amateur cycling and foot running. About a, dozen years ago Mr. Davies was the leading spirit in the foi-aiLt;(>n of the Glamorgan -County Rugby Club, of which he had been the secretary ever since, and it was largely due to him that Glamorgan has been the most successful of all county clubs. His was the unique distinction to be the only elected member of the Welsh Union nomi- nated by a non-active club. When on tour with either the county or national teams he was always the life and soul of the party, his bonhomie, his geniality, a.nd ability as a raconteur making him ex- tremely popular. The deceased gentleman was a bachelor, an4 43 years of age. His brother, Mr. A. L. Davies, was for a number of years a playing mouther of the Harlequins Club, and also played occasionally for Car- diff at outside half-back.
Body in a Reservoir. A BLAENAVON DISCOVERY. The hat and oolat of a labourer were found to-day on the bank of the Cwmavon Reser- voir, which is close to the main, road between Poriitypool and Blaenavcxru The articles were discovered by a labourer, named George Edward3, in the employ of Messrs. Poole, fwrnaroa. On the coat being ex,amin.ed it was found to cont-ain some pap-ers purporting to be the property of Thomas Donovan. Information was given to the Blaenavon poilice, and Police-eargeanit Beach, accom- panied I,-y a, number 01 constables, proceeded to the epCft. a,nd dragged the reservoir. After a, couple of hon.rs' exertion they foun,d the body and coniveyed it to Blaenavon, where it was identified as that of Thomas Donovan, 27 years of age, lodging at Morgan-street, Blaenavon, and who had been employed as a fireman at the Biaeaavon Works. Some time ago Donovan and a. number of other young CllleiIl decided to emigra,te to! Canada, and for this purpose during Easter- I time withdrew between S20 and X30 from the Post Office Savings Bank. This money was squandered, and, being now penniless, it is supposed that D-c-novaii committed suicide, I An inquest will be ih-eld.
PORTRAiT OF DR. CLIFFORD Unveiled by Mr. D. Lloyd-Georgel Mr. Lloyd-Georgo (Pr-esidemt of the Board of Trade) to-day unveiled a portrait of Dr. Clifford, which has been, presented to the Baptist, Union by a, large number of SlUb- scri.b-ers. lie said Dr. Clifford v/ias the best fighting man the Free Churches had produced since the days of Oliver Cromwell, and he had the unerring instinct to always take the right, though not always the popular side. Dr. Clifford was still young as far as energy went. Other leaders much his junior had to ta.ke rest- cures. Some recouped themseivets at Monte Carlo, the proper place for those, engaged in gambling politics. Dr. Cliilord's i courage, enthusiasm, and eloquence were inter- woven in the history of his native land. He bad Llken th? irin?it'a? 'P?? in the great struggle for the emancipation of the ci- science of mankind from the thraldom of the priest, and future generations would point to the portraits as that of the man who stood between the ohild and the priest.
UNEMPLOYED RUSSIANS. I St. Petersburg, Thursday—Deputations of the committee for the relief of unemployed workmen and a deputation of the unem- ployed themselves, whose number, they say, is almost 20,CCO, have come here to petition the municipality to procure work for them. All possible help has been promised, and those workmen really in want will be given work. Complete tranquility prevails in the labourers' quarters. The city has voted 2,000,000 to 3.0C0.030 roubles for the work, of which 533,COO roubles will be advaaiced to the labourers' organisa- tiou. Telegrams received report that spring out- door work is progressing with perfect harmony, peasants eagerly offering their services. Farms and private estates are being re-cultivated. Everywhere perfect order and quiet prevail. The slight differ- ences arising in various districts have no political significance whatsoever, and do not denote anything unusual.—Reuter.
AUCTION SALE SLANDER. The sheriff's-court at Manchester Assizes yesterday sat to fix damages in an action for slander brought by Mr. Samuel Sandeman, solicitor, of Accrington, against Major Thomas Sampson Young, of the Indian Army. The slander was uttered at a puolic auction sale, in which Major Young claimed to be interested under a will, but it was stated that, as a matter of fact, the would not have benefited by the will unless the estate had realised four times the amount it did realise. Defendant accused the plain.-ff of being too cowardly to "face the music" after he had swindled a widow lady and an orphan family. Counsel for the defence withdrew the words unreservedly, and submitted that ex- pressions go used could not cause serious injury to a gentleman of Mr. Sandeman's high reputation. The jury assessed the damages at E400.
NEW JAPANESE BATTLESHIPI The new Japanese battleship Kashima will reach Portsmouth from the North on May 30,, and will leave Portsmouth for Japan oil June 8. During her stay at Portsmouth she will carry out 'her speed and gunnery trials in waters ordinarily used for the purpose by the British Navy, but hcples arc entertained that i, will be possible toO arrange eome iLavaJ and civic festivities ashore for the men during their leisure.
MIXED BATHING AT BARRY The Barry Licensing Committee on Wednes- day decided to recommend to the council that mixed bathing should be allowed at Barry Island in the summer.
I HORRORS OF THE SEAi I CAPTAIN'S AWFUL DEATH. I Raft Surrounded by Sharks A Quoenstown oorreepondent states that dis- patches were received there on Wednesday evening from San Francisco, per the, Cunard liner Ivernia, containing intelligence of the low of the schooner Tahitienne and nine of her crew, including Captain Baxter, which occurred in the South Pacific Ocean, two survivors being rescued after spending five days on a raft. The schooner was bound to one of the islands in the Pantota Archipelago, and the crew of eleven men had to abandon her in a sinking condition.. So hurriedly did they ha.ve to oonetruct a raft that they had no provi- sions or water. The raft was so small that the men had to take turns in hauging their legs in the sea to make more room for their huddled comrades. The weather was hot, and the lack of water led to terrible suffering. On the second day on the raft the parched and hungry mariners were surrounded by hundreds of man-eating sharks, which simply swarmed round the little raft and made ferocious sna-pe at the legs of the sailors as they hung over the side. Finally- one tre- mendous monster made a plunge for Captain Baxter, and, securing one of his legs, dragged him into the eea before the horrified gaze of his companions, who were powerless to render him help. To add to the horror of the scene, they saw their master devoured by the sharks. On the following day the cook and cabin boy died from exposure and exhaustion, and six others subsequently perished after terrible suffering, caused by thirst, hunger, and exposure. How the remaining two men managed to survive for five days seems a miracle. One of them was almost insane when pioked up, and several days elapsed before he could speak.
Scotland Invaded BY AN UNKEMPT LOT OF GIPSIES. I The invasion of Scotland by German gipsiee is assuming alarming proportions. Nearly every steamer arriving at Leith from the Continent brings its qllOta. of these undesirables, and, as the number never exceeds twenty, the authorities are powerless to prevent them landing. A party of twenty, consisting of two families, was landed at Leith yesterday afternoon. Thirty more are expected at Leith and Grangemouth to-morrow. There are now considerably over 100 of these gipsies in the country, and Captain Thomas, of the steamer Weimar, which brought across the batch landed yesterday, has it from an authentic source that within a. very eiiort time 1,000 of the nomads will be landed in Scotland. The statement ie also made that there are 5,000 gipsies in Hamburg, all of whom intend coming over .here. The gipsies, it appears, are leaving Ger- many because they will not settle in that country as the authorities desire. They iare a swarthy, dirty, unkempt lot, and are in every way undesirable. The Midlothian police last evening moved on" a band of gipsies, who, on their wa.y southwards. have repeatedly asked their way to England. They declared that they wanted to got to London.
MR. AND MRS. DOVE DISAGREE I Albert Dove, 32, a commission agent, of Twickenham, was charged at Brentford Police-court yesterday with an assault on his wife, Lilian. Both Mr. and Mrs. Dove had their eyes badly blackened. Mrs. Dove's story was that, hearing her hus- band was paying court to "another lady" in a neighbouring hotel, she went to fetch him out. He struck her seven heavy blows with his fist, and he had previously threatened ta throw the baby out of the window. In self- defence she picked up a bottle and smashed it over his head. Mr. Dove: Have you ever smashed a teapot over my head? Mrs. Dove (candidly): I have. Did you threaten to stab me with a knife? —Yes. Did you break a decanter over my head?— I did. Have you punctured all my bicycle tyres?— I have. Have you broken two bottles over my head? —I have. After these admissions the Bench dismissed the case.
SHIP'S EXTRAORDINARY CAPERS Several Grimsby fishermen have beheld a wonderful sight at sea. While chatting on the promenade, as the sun was smking, one named Wragg directed bis mates to look in the direction of Spurn Point, where a towering white pillar glistened in the waning beams of the sun like a marble obelisk. As they gazed it seemed to become trans- figured to the form of a. full-rigged ship. Then the oddest thing happened. The fn-iharmcii saw the ship 8a-il away at the speed of an express train, when it sud- denly burst, throwing off showers of spray that glittered like gems. Next the ship cut an extraordinary caper. The gblowars of gems gradually settled, as it were, on a frame, and a clearly-defined great white hand appeared, with the forefinger poinlting to the sky. 1 The fishermen were all teetotalers.
RICH COSTER'S FUNERAL. A curious sight was witnessed to-day iu South London in connection with the funeral at Bow Cemetery in the afternoon of "Jock" Hewitt, the king of the costers," who died on Saturday at his home in Ferries-road, Streatham, leaving a fortune of £W,o.Q made out of selling cheap food to the poor. Many hundred costermongers followed the hearse in barrows or other vehicles, and the pro- cession passed by the Brixton, Newington Butts, East-lane, Walworth, Old Kent-road, and High-street, Whaterihapel, coster markets en route for Bow, where the deceased was known and respected.
DEAL WITH THE DE'IL. An aged Ma.rylebone bootmaker, who 9aid he had been betting for the past 70 years, sought yesterday at Marylebone County- court to recover £ 3 10s. from a local b:,I,- maker, who he said had failed to "lay on" his money. One of the horses which plaintiff hacked was not menitiorned by defendant's solicitor. It was called De'il. The Solicitor: All right. I'll deal with De'il shortly. Judge SeH-e: The de'il you will. I find for defendant. (Loud laughter.)
CAUCASIAN BOMB OUTRAGE Tiflis, Wednesday. Prince Amilatowari, Governor of one of the Caucasian provinoes, at whom a bomb was thrown yesterday, and who has already been the object of numerous ottaeks, publishes a letter in the newspapers, addressed to the press and intellectuals, demanding the eflablishment of a social tribunal before which he may rehabilitate his character.—Renter.
£10 FINE FOR SELLING BEER Before the stipendiary (Mr. T. W. Lewis) at Cardiff Polioe-oourt this afternoon Richard Coles, Sandon-place, was fined £ 10 and costs, or a month, for selling beer without a licence. Police-constable John Male gave evidence.
DEATH OF A PONTARDAWE GENTLEMAN. News has been received at Swansea of the I death of Mr. Oolin R. Gilbertson, son of Mr. Arthur Gilbertson, of Pontardawe, which took place in London, yesterday. Deceased was 29 years of age. and was Ur. Gilbertson's fourth son.
RAILWAY STATION FOR RUMNEY Ruinney and St. MeOlons people think they ought to have a railway station, and the idea j is that it might bo placed soanewhere towards the back of the Rompney Castle. Mr. J. A. Bant, of Cardiff, recently sounded the Great Western Railway on the subject, and he has received a reply stating that the matter is "under consideration."
I R.C. PROVOST DEAD The Right Rev. Monsignor John S. Lapotre, provost of the Roman Catholic Diocese of t Plymouth, died this morning art, Torquay.
I Fire in a Ballroom. i EXCITING SCENES AND RESCUES Fire brought a brilliant Masonic ball to an abrupt conclusion a.t Tunbridge Wells last night, and only the presence of mind exer- cised by the men present prevented serious consequences. It was Ladies' Night, in connection with the Pantiles Lodge of Freemasons, and about 250 guests bad assembled at the Pump-room, which presented an animated and joydus scene. When the ball was in full progress the band suddenly stopped playing, amd the ladies were hurriedly escorted from the building by their anxious partners. The news had been quietly circulated that a serious lire was raging in a. store-room over the ball-room. There was no time for explanation, and the ladies found themselves firmly removed to the open. air, and it was only when they saw the thick volumes of smoke issuing from the windows that they knew of the great danger they had escaped. Masons in evening dress having seen the ladies in safety went back, and, notwith- standing the close proximity of the raging flames and the showers of waiter failing from the upper portion of the building, succeeded in securing all the treasured emblems of their craft from the Masonic Temple. The roof was partly destroyed, but the amouut of damage done can hardly be esti- mated at present.
Great Forgery Case. I CONVICT WHO SHIELDED A WOMAN J Captain Frederick Arthur Fane, a. West End clubman, and Philip Montague Peach, a. clerk, were remanded again at Bow-street. London, yesterday on charges of conspiring to forge cheques. The principal witness was Edward Willing, the convict who is now in prison for his share i,n what is alleged to be a gigaaltic torgery cone piracy. He said that he once gave Fane £ 10 for a cheque form, which was employed afterwards in a successful forgery. The cheque—it was for L163, and purported to have been drawn by Alexander Bond on the Capital and Counties Bank—was pro- duced, and Willing sa,id that after it had been forged he received it from Peach, and II handed it to his wife, who succeeded in cash- ing it. A remarkable instance of the honour which tho proverb says exists was afforded by Willing. He wae asked by Mr. KebbeE. who defended Peach, whether Mrs. Hughes, who was sen- tenced at the sa.me time as Willing, did not obtain genuine cheques which he used as j specimens for forgeries. I "OnJy on three ooc"ions did she hand me J cheques," said Willing. "The finst was Sir Robert Hodsocu's, the second Lady Elizabeth I Pearce's, 9' and the imrd the Bishop of 1 London "s." "While you were under remand did you write a letter to the Bishop of London saying I that Mrs. Hughes was quite innocent of the forgery ?" asked Mr. Kebbell. "Yes, I did my best to clear her," was the I reply. "And you expect the ma,gro..te to believe ynu now?" "Yes, I tried to sa,ve her. You ought to i k,now-Tou defended her." j
Town and Docks. j An official visit was paid to the Lord Mayor of Cardiff (Alderman R. Hughes) to-day by Mr. J. A. Jones, president, and Mr. W. R. Hawkins, secretary of the Cardiff Chamber of Commerce. A desire was expressed that the cordial relationship whioh now exists between the town and Dooks commumties i might oontilnue for the benefit of the munici. pality and port of Cardiff.
SEQUEL TO AN ELOPEMENTI She Loves Me and I Love Her." I Emma Lawrence, 23, married, and Ernest. Snoad, 23, milk-carrier, of Upper Clapton,! were oharged on remand at High gal a with feloniously stealing a quantity of furniture belonging to the female prisoner's htis-hnnd.) Detective Oxley found prisoners living together at the address given. When he arrested them the man said, "I am very sorry. I expected this. This all comes through our loving each other. She loves me and I love her." The woman said, "I took the things." George Lawrence, the prosecutor, stated that he left his home in Hornaey early one morning to go to work, leaving his wife and two children in bed. When he returned at night he found all the furniture had been taken away and his wife and e-himien had gone. A note pinned on the door informed him that his wife had left him altogether. The female prisoner said that all the, articles which she took away belonged' to II her. Her husband sold everything belonging to him a fortnight before she went away., She left her husband because he knocked j her about. I Prisoners were discharged.
DAGGER IN HIS SIDE. I Called to the house of John leach. 63, a I furniture dal'er, of High-street, West Nor- wood, a coBHtab?e Wllt upstairs and formd the man: lying on the floor with his throat cut and an antique dagger by his side. "I ma. glad to see you, policeman," the dying man said. "I 'have cut my throat with a penknife and stuck a dagger in my I side. I held it against the wall and ran on it. I have been trying to kill myself for fourteen days," ho went on, "only I know all the police in Norwood, and they have been watching me, a.nd prevent-ing me from doing it." Leach died ;in St. Thomas's Hospital, an-d at the inquest yesterday a verdiot of "Suinido during temporary insanity" was returned.
WELSH LANGUAGE SOCIETY I The annual meetings of the Welsh Language Society were held at the free library, Swansea, to-day. They commenced with a public meeting in the morning, Mr. J. Austin Jenkins. B.A.. Cardiff, presiding. He said that the meetings were held under more propitious eircunistances ^tis year than evor before. He also spoke of the marvellous work done by the Cardiff Cymmrodorian ) Society, and predicted that the movement for teaching Welsh in schools would reach very large proportions shortly. Mr. Isaac Davies, of Pontardulais, rea-d a paper on Welsh teaching in schools, which was followed by a discussion.
CONGRESS OF CHEMISTS. I 1 Rome, Thursday.—In the Great-hall of the new Palace of Justice to-day the King and Queen inaugurated the sixth International Congress of Chemistry. The British Govern- ment's delegates were: Mr. \V. Til den, Royal ¡ Colioge of Science; Mr. W. K. Hartley, Irish Department; and Mr. James J. Debbie, direc- tor of the Museum of Science of Edinburgh. Among the 2,000 delegates are representatives of a number oi British societies, including Sir William Ramsay, Sir Henry Roscoe, Sir Roverton Redwood, and Sir Thomas Wardle. —Renter,
FROM A LIVING TOMB. I Mr. Jabez Balfour has written an extra- ordinary book, composed and memorised during his 4,000 days and nights in prison. lie has selected for the title, From a Living Tomb "-u, title which foreshadows a. work of much interest. Mr. Balfour is a writer of great simplicity of style, vivid, observant, and human. It is foreshadowed that it will contain some most 8urpdsing observations and reflections. It is to be published in the "Weekly Dispatch," and the first instalment appeal's next Sunday.
CARDIFF P.O. ASSAULTED. I At Cardiff Police-court to-day the stipen- diary magistrate (Mr. T. W. liewis) fined Peter Barry, of Thomas-street, £ 5 and costs, or two months, for assaulting Police- 10000stable William Welshcr in Franklin- street.
I WAR' STORES SCANDAL I The Royal Commission on War Stores in I South Africa will resume its public e?ttajigs I aA the Law Co?N?s on Friday, May 4.
I TRADES DISPUTES New Law for Labour. UNIONS' FUNDS IMMUNE. Of far-reaching importance is the decision of the Government with regard to the Trade Disputes Bill, as announced by Sir W. Robson, the Solicitor-General, in moving the seoond reading of the measure in the House of Commons last night. In effect the Government guarantees the freedom of Trades Umion. funds from financial reepoausibility, which is exactly what the I La,hour party has been clamouring for. Mr. Shackle ton, the official mouthpiece of the Labour party, moae the following explicit, statement to the House last n.ight:- The Labour members will vote for the second reading of the Bill, relying on the promise of the Prime Minister and other members of the Government that the ques- tion of the absolute immunity of Trades Union funds from financial responsibility will be conceded on the Committee stage. Six Main Concessions The SolÜi:tOT-GeDteral's main points were: The law as it at present stood operated unjustly on Trades Unions. As interpreted by the judges, the right of combination had ceased to exist. The Government were determined to end that state of things. Tiro security given to Trades Unions by the statesmen of 1871 must be restored. The record of Great Britain in. regard to industrial disorder was marvellous. The recent speech of the Premier on the Labour Party's Trades Disputes Bill left no doubt as to the substantial aim of the Government. Never," said the Solicitor-General, em- phatically, were there stronger reasons for leaving the question in dispute too the judg- ment of the House. From the first the Government invited the opinion of the House of Commons, and of those particularly concerned, with regard to this question of the immunity, or other- wise, of Trades Union funds. "They are bound not to ignore that opinion, and they will not ignore it. Great Liberal and Labour cheering greeted this announcement. Privileged Trades Unions I The House quickly filled when the news ran through the lobbies the, Mr. Balfour was up." The ex-Premier addressed tho House in clear, resonant voice. I do not oppose the Bill," he said. I have always been of opinion that the question of trades disputes is one that the House should consider. But if you carry the Bill as the Govern- men t propose to amend it you will put Trades Unions in a position of privilege." As he understood the BilL it was aban- doned in its most important provisions. This was unexampled in Parlitmentary history. (Opposition cheers.) He never knew of a Government running away before a shot was fired. The Government had announced their readiness to sacrifice their own Bill and accept that of somebody else. The plan which the ■ Government were going to adopt was class legislation. The Bill was then read a second time.
Cardiff Curate Wedded I INTERESTING CEREMONY AT CANTON CHURCH. I Yesterday the Rev. D. T. R. James, B.A., curate of St. John's, Canton, Cardiff, was married to Miss Gertrude Glaves, of Church- road, Canton. Both parties are very popular in the parish, and it was not surprising that the church wae crowded with their well- wishers. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. D. Davies, assisted by the Rev. A. Henderson. The bride, who was charmingly attired, and accompanied by her brother, Mr. Albert Glaves, was met at the west door by the united surpliced choirs of St. John's and St. Vincent's Churches, numbering about 50 voices, who rendered the processional hymn, "0, perfect love." The service was fully choral, and reflects great credit on the choir- master (Mr. R. H. Evans), who presided at the organ. The presents, which were costly and numerous, included those from the bride's Bible class, St. Vincent's congregation and Sunday School. The happy pair left late in the afternoon for Devon and Cornwall, where the honeymoon will be spent.
BABY ON THE TABLE. I Hudders field is rapidly moving in the direction of the municipal ideal. You pro- vide the baby, we do the rest." Emboldened by the success of his previous appeal to the young matrons in his city, the mayor has now issued a comprehensive table of instruc- tions on babies without which no ratepayer's home is complete. Baby is to be weighed once a fortnight, and, to provide against parental carele&saess or stupidity, a muni- cipal baby weighing machine has been installed at the mayoral offices. On appli- cation, it will be sent to any address, with, it may be presumed, a competent weight- taker in charge. The baby," says his worship, should not be continually in its mother's arms. My own unskilled recom- mendation," he adds, with artful self- depreciation, is to nurse the baby as little as possible. Put the baby on the sofa, or on a table, on a pillow or cushion, making it certain that there will be no fall, and let the baby sleep or amuse itself." Give baby plenty of fresh air and sunshine, says the mayor, avoiding, of course, direct exposure to sun and wind. No perambulator is needed. Put little Iludderafield out of doors in a clothes-basket, nicely covered and sheltered, and he will wax fat and strong.
MILKMAN AND HOUSEKEEPER Richard Pieroe, a milk-oarri,er, of Hay- market, was charged upon a warrant at Marlborough-street, Loudon, with having maliciously published defamatory libels con- cerning Miss Elizabeth Button. Mr. Matthews said that Miss Button was housekeeper at 22, St. J lace and Pierce ueed to deliver milk at that address. Miss Button once had occasion to speak to Mm for talking to maidservants. Oil Feb-; ruary 5 she received the first of several post- cards of which she complained. Inquii-ics I were made, and a sister of the prosecutrix! disguised herself as a servant in search of a situation. She waited about until Pierce arrived, and had a conversation with him. The accused, who absolutely denied that he wrote the postcards, was committed for trial.
SLIPPED ON SCREWDRIVER Mr. Digby Powell held an inquest on Wednesday on Mrs. Emily Seary, aged 45, the wife of Fn:nk Scary, of 64, Woodland- road, who died on Monday. fler husband stated that he heard his wife had slipped on a. screwdriver whilst going downstairs and injured herself. Dr. Lloyd Davies said deceased had com- plained of pains in the abdomen and back. .tt woun,d a,40ut a There was a superficial wound about a quarter of an inch long on the abdomen, the muscles of which were lacerated. Death was the result of shock and internal hemorrhage.. Verdict accordingly.
THE OLD WOMAN'S PIPE. At an inquest at Norwich, yesterday, Mary Ann Ootts, aged 85, who was found to have died from senile decay, was stated by her: son to have been an inveterate smoker. Although too feeble to leave her bed, khe still enjoyed a pipe. She smoked Frederick Twist" tobacco, which, the son explained, consisted of cigar and cigarette ends which he picked up in the street, dried, and rubbed out, then put into her pipe, which he placed. in her mouth after he had lighted if for her.
PRESENTATION AT MAESTEG A presentation was made yesterday at Maesteg to the Rev. Edward Davies, B.A., curate of St. Michael's Church. Maesteg, who is leaving the district for St. John's Church, Cardiff.
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I His Lady Friends. I WIFE'S REWARD FOR KINDNESS. Mrs. Grace Nixon, an American by birth, married her hushaad, Harry Vidol Nixon, at St. James's, Westminster, on December 15. 1896. In the Divorce Court yesterday she sought a divorce. Mr. Barnard, K.C., said that shortly aftea the marriage the wife discovered that her husband, who had been a widower with three children, was without means. When the £".00 which she possessed had been spent, the peti- tioner obtained a. theatrical engagement, and in 1902 went to America, in order to prosecuta a lawsuit. When she returned six monthg later her husband refused to live with her4 She wrote to him:- Dear Harry,-It is about a. year since you left me, and I have been, obliged to live with various friends. I write to ask you to make me a home. He replied: I state onoe and for all that I do=". intend to provide for you or live with yoll any more. Shortly afterwards Mrs. Nixon heard that her husband was in a. fever hospital. Sha went to his bedside, and subsequently took him to a convalescent home. After his com- plete recovery her affection and attention were rewarded by his refusing to have any- thing to do with her. When Mr. Nixon's father died the parties met aga.Ln. Next morning the wife got possession of a letter written by her husband to a Mrs. Andrews. It commenced, "Dearest Kit," and went on, "I shall be in town eocn," and referred to their love. That letter was not posted, amd Mrs. Nixon i wrote to her husband: I will try and overlook all. If you find any fault in me I will try and remedy it. The reply, said counsel, was disgracefuL One passage raja: I hate you. You had better be a little lees free with your criticism of my Lady friends. Evidence of misconduct having been given by private detectives, a decree nisi, with costs, was granted, with the custody of the only ohild.
"Life Beyond the Grave" The Spital sermon was preached yesterday before the Lord Mayor and the corporation and the governors of the five Royal hospitals at Christ Church, London. The Bishop of Norwich devoted his sermon to the subject of the Resurrection. It was simply inconceivable, he said, that this world conld have an ending in nothing, as it would if the existence of the future life were denied. The thought of all the sorrows, the wrongs, and miseries of life in this world must make people realise that it would all have to be made up for in another world else where was justice? Let them, think of the millions of infants born only to die, of those who were afflicted with disease and insanity. Would these not have it made up to them in an after-life? A little slip on the pavement or a clot of blood on the brain might take away the glories of a great man's intellect and reduce him to tho level of an ape or an imbecile. Could each be a proper end for a great brain if there were nothing beyond this life?
WEAVER'S WIFE AS MEDIUM Spiritualist and Fortune-Teller. At Accrington yesterday Elizabeth Ana Ohadwick, a midlle-aged woman, wife of a weaver, and mother of thirteen children, was fined C3 and costs, or one month, in each of two cases for fortuno-telling. She was y. Spiritualist, and 'held circles, at which eihe was the medium, at her house. Two policemen's wives went to the eirelœ, and introduced themselves to the defendant, who at subsequent interviews pretended to tell their fortunes. They represented themselves as single. One told Mrs. Chadwick that she was going fto get married after Easter, and MN. Ohtadwick impressed upon her that the wedding must tIlot be before Good Friday, as otherwise she would not have good luck. At the end of the interview Mrs. Chadwick waa paid sixpence. The other constable's wife at one interview gave the defendant a. shilling. The defendant denied on oath the story of for tune-telling. When application was made to give the defendant time to pa.y the fines the chief comet able said that he would be no party to the granting of time, as the for- tune-telling traffic with the defendant bad become a nuisance. She had, he said, swindled women out of hundreds of pounds. He wanted this stopped.
MYSTERIOUS PRISONER. The Liscard (Cheshire) police are consider- ably puzzled concerning a man named Casal, who is in custody on a. charge of being a suspected person. He speaks an unknown dialect, although occasionally he utters a few sentences which, ca.n bo understood. At times he talks incessantly in his cell, and then lapses into silence and sleeps for hours. Ho has been in custody a week, and cannot or will not say where he comes from. When he waR remainded he went to sleep in court. Another, mysterious feature is that on tr.o day of his a.rr.est be was searched, and only a few cigar ends were found on him. Two days later £ 8 in English and C2 in foreign money was found on him. The police are at a loss to know where he obtained the money, nor will the man himself give any explanation.
TELL-TALE PHOTOGRAPHS. The Divorce Court yesterday granted a. decree nis-i to Mrs. Grace Pawley on account of the desertion and misconduct of her hus- band, Charles James ChesMy Pa-wley, a a architect, residing at St. John's Wood. The parties were married in 1899, and at the end of 1904 husband and wife, said Mr. Willock, "more or lees drifted apart." Last year the wife obtained a decree for the < restitution of conjugal rights, and this had not beeai obeyed. It appeared that the respondent was stay- ing with a young woman, and by a curioug clhance some proofs from a jihotographer came into the petitioner's possession. They were photos of this particular girl.
CLEVER SCHOOLBOY THIEF. An eleven-year-old schoolboy, named Arthur Wrig'ht, was convicted of larceny at Ca,stleford yesterday, and was sent to the industrial echool. Inspector Slack said the boy had broken into eiglht shops most skilfully. He not only stole keys during the day and need them at night, but picked locks with bent wire, or nails. A doctor had intimated that the boy might bo weak in intellect, but the inspector found that he was a. bright student in school, and he raw no mental weakness in his thieving performances.
I FRENCH LABOUR TROUBLES Precautions in Papis. Paris, Thursday Morning—The Govern- ment in order to allay apprehension as to the possibility of grave eventualities in the capital on the 1st of May, is making an imposing military demonstration, it is now known that tho permanent garrison of Paris, which numbers 16,000 men, is being reinforced by 6.CC0 cavalry and 20.0C0 infantry, and it is expected that still more troops will be drafted into the city.-Reater.
MADRALI'S TRAINING —— Madrali yesterday continued his regular routine of daily exercise. He walked from Charing Cross to the Crystal Palace at a pace which the average pedestrian would define as "killing." The famous wrestler ie full of quiet conu- denco and in the very pink of condition. Ho declares that he has never been in such pet. feet form, and expects to enter the ring on Saturday weighing lost. <lb. To-morrow he will have further wrestling practice. For this purpose he has engaged Karl Sella?, the German wrestler, to assist' him.
THE JURYMEN'S GROAT. An inquiry was held yesterday at the London Sheriff's Conrt into a writ of elegit, as the result of which the plaintiffs elected to keep possession of certain rented property of the defendants until their claim waa paid instead of recovering the money through the courts. At the close of the hearing the jury- men, several of whom had come from distant parts of the metropolis, were paid 4d. each.
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