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ADVANCE, S. WALES! Broadening of Cricket Interest. HARRY BOWEN REJOICETH. I rejoica. I rejoice exceedingly. For South Wales cricket has had a "heap lift" forward by the simple little action of choosing a representative from each of the three counties—Glamorganshire, Car- marthenshire, and Monmouthshire—to select the team to play the West Indians. There doesn't seem much in this. But there is A great deal-a very great deal- much more than meets the eye. IT-makes South Wales a. bit bigger than it was. It ceases to be Monmouthshire and Glamorganshire only. It adds Carmar- thenshire. Really, it is at last possible to imagine that South Wales will be South Wales in full some day. And that day not far distant. The principle's the thing. It is not so I much that a Carmarthenshire man is chosen with the other great two, but that it is recognised that cricket—good cricket —is spreading, and that when Glamor- ganshire is passed on the western journey that cricket does not then cease to be. The signs of this have not been wanting, but they have not been recog- nised as such. We had looked for some such procedure as this prior to the Aus- tralian maitch at Cardiff last season, and had been disappointed. The man in the street had asked about it openly—had expected it—and he, too, had shallowed his sorrow. It was gene-rally felt that a South Wales team should at least be representatively selected. True, there was not much said, and, though the team was badly beaten, no one grumbled much. The genuine respect in which those who did select were held was sufficient reason for this. It WAS well known that they bad fought hard for cricket, fanned it to life when it wanted to die, encouraged it, and never left it. It was felt that these men (if any) were the men whom it would have been rank ingratitude to criticise. It was even hard to point out that their work was bearing fruit to such an extent that, able as they were, they needed help in the husbanding. You see, the men were no,t grumbled at. You simply couldn't do it. But the system was sniffed at exceedingly. Representative teams by representative selectors. And so, in common with the man,, in the street, the news that three counties have a voice in the selection has rejoiced us exceedingly. It is a step forward, though it is not the final step. Another joy point is that the three right men have been selected. Had the same said man in the street just now referred to been given the selection he would have fixed upon the self-same three. J. H. Brain (Glamorganshire), E. S. Phillips (Monmouthshire), and Fred Rees (Car- marthenshire) is just exactly right," he would have said. Three cricketers, acknowledged cricketers; three cap- tains, county captains," he would have added. As three ARE to be chosen, no better three could have been. It is the CUSTOM that captains in cricket exercise a selecting and field power over and above anything that the same offi-cials in football do. It is custom, then. From this custom point of view the new move is right. But what I like is that from A man point of view it works out all right. The customs may change, but having the right men will always serve. Move No. 1 being made in the right direction, it was the most MACHRAL thing in the world to expect Move No. 2 to follow closely on its heels. And up it comes. A team of colts is to be chosen— eighteen of them. The whipper-in and director is to be our old friend, Tom Schofield. This team is to meet the selected eleven, but when is not quite clear. If before the West Indian match so much the better, though there hardly seems time for that. But, anyhow, the idea is through and in tangible shape. It must not drop. It is not new. That doesn't matter. What pleases is not its I newness, but the knowledge that those in the know believe the time has at length arrived for this necessary step. It shows that the great expense bogey is dwind- ling beautifully. In this connection there is some reference to help from the Wc-bh Union. No help could be better deserved. I heartily approve of the idea or the trial an,d the idea of the help. I also heartily approve of the selector. For a start, until the thing be in shape, a single selector is absolute. It has to be done at once. There is no time for extensive preparations. And who better than Tom Schofield ? He is just the man either as selector of colts or ponies, dead, or alive. There's no holding Glamorgan just now. Three out-and-out victories of A run is sufficient to make for pride. It almost makes me forget the Wiltshire wilting and the Monmouthshire modified moan. Witli Bancroft in banging form, Norman Riches with his "hy in," and Creber with a new supply of twiddle-ems^ Northumberland have every reason to remember cricket season 1906. Norman Riches's 178 undismissed is indiCaltive of returning form. But he's not at his best yet. Possibly he's keeping that for the return Monmouthshire. Creber's eight wickets for 60 on top of his performance in the North should create a mighty North Count ree respect for the simple- looking things the never-ruffled one sends up. I may bo excused a football par now, that the rainy season has set in and ESCAPED earthquakes roam a bout at large. The annual meeting of the Union is down for "W ednesday next and the business is out. What the ir-ward meaning of some of it is I plead ignorance to. Unfortu- nately, various events have conspired to make me less lazy than usual and pre- vented my attending the two last general committee meetings, where the innova- tions were discussed. But, on the face of them, the changes are in the right direction. The making of Sir J. T. D. Llewelyn, Bart., to peerage rank is an honour no one will deny this grand snort, while the presidency conferred upon the chairman, Mr. H. S. Lyne, is richly deserved. The hen. auditors go the way of all things and professional auditors take their place. I don't suppose there can be any great objection to Vthat, though why it is necessary is a puzzle for the gods. Following upon this, if it be so decided that the honorary gentle- men die out, comes the necessary dele- tion of Paragraph 5, Bye-law 7, which paragraph provided for the election of the said hon. auditors, and, of course, they not being required, the paragraph goes too. Under the heading of "Appointment of Referees comes the addition that if matches are postponed or cancelled and hon. secretaries do not consider it worth while to notify the appointed referee, and so save the Union the expense of his I useless journey, that they be called upon (or rather the clubs they are connected with be called upon) to pay the rderee's expenses. This is necessary, and will redress a grievance felt very keenly during last season. The enumeration of tho usual offices to be filled include an extra patron. But, although a patron is to be added, a match committee is to be dispensed with, so that (subject, of course, to the annual meeting's sanction) the match committee will in future consist of ten members. The evening's discussion will, un- doubtedly, fully illustrate the necessity for this. But, again, as part of this comes the proposal to merge the seat west of Llanelly into that of the West District, and to leave unfilled the late Mr. A. J. Davies's seat on the match com- mittee. There has been a feeling that the match committee is too unwieldy, but whether it is wise to leave a large district like that to the west of Llanelly unrepresented is a matter for discussion. 0 Charities are supported for R300. This, of course, will not affect the special donations granted as occasion calls. One little item suggested by the Tenby Club, that of putting the South Wales Chal- lenge Cup up again for competition, is left open for the meetingi Properly arranged, such a competition will do good. I sincerely hope the general opinion is in favour of it. It will be a distinct help to the game in South Wales —not, perhaps, felt for the moment by the bigger clubs, but appreciably helpful to the smaller. We want to use every sporting means. There are strange faces at the door. We should be able to show them that there are no vacant rooms.
Carmarthen Morals. CHILDREN ON ROAD TO SIN & SHAME Judging by certain remarks which were made at a public meeting held in support of the St. David's Diooesan House of Mercy, at Clad-marthe"n, on Friday, the moral atmo- sphere in Carmarthen is not what it ought to be, and tho Christian churches in the town are faoed with the difficult problem of stamping out the evils of impurity. The Bishop of the Diocese, who presided, stated at the outset that he was glad to hear that there was a desire in the town and neighbourhood to do something more definite for purity. Two objects which the Church had to keep in mind were the promotion of temperance and purity. The Rev. Canon Camber Williams, in referring to the good work done at the home, said he could not help thinking that there wero two things sadly lacking in the homes of Carmarthen, viz., discipline and religion. He was sorry to have to tell them plainly that immorality was on the increase in the town, and that there was an immense and terrible increase in the sin of impurity. This was only too evident to anyone who walked the streets of the town of a night. Speaking generally, there were hundreds of little girls who were fast going down the road that would end in sin and shame unless some intervention took place. He attributed this largely to the indifference of parents as to the care of their children, and it was the duty of the Church to see that these terrible wounds were healed. The Diocesan House of Morcy at Swansea was a standing protest against the material pessimism of Christian people towards immorality. Many of the unfortunate girls they admitted into that home attributed their downfall to what they had heard and learned at home when children. His Lordship, at the close of the meeting, said he was rather startled with some of I the statements made by Canon Williams, and said he was not aware of the fact that matters were in such an urgent condition. He hoped the clergy of the town would assist those who had taken up the matter in I stamping out the evil and restoring the town to its former condition.
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Swansea Girl's Arrest-i j AN ACTION FOR DAMAGES SETTLED! At a meeting of the Bristol Board of Guardians on Friday it was reported in reference to a writ issued against the guar- dians by Edith Hajslhoff, of Swansea, for malicious pros-ccution and false imprison- ment, that, on the advice of counsel, the board's solicitors had, in making up the defonce, whilst denying liability, paid into OOlrt ClO in satisfaction of any judgment w'-i,Il might be likely to ba given. This sum had been at once taken out of court by the plaintiff's solicitor, and the action would, therefore, not be tried. It appears that a warrant was issued for a person named Edith Jones, who left am illegitimate chil4 in charge of a-ivom-an to whom she promised payment, but none was made, and the child became chargeable to the guardians. This Edith Jones, who was confined in the Bristol Workhouse, gave her birthplace aa Carmarthen, and her residence ([amongst other places) as Swansea. A war- rant was issued for her apprehension, and a description of her sent to the Swansea police, who went to see Haeelhoff, but she was out, and the police said they would call 'the following week. The girl Haselhoff, on being informed of their visit, went to Bris- tol on Christmas Day, and sadd she was not the mother of the child. She waa detained in the police-station whilst inquiries were made for witnesses who knew the woman Jones. The woman with whom the ohild was left failed to identify Haselhoff as the woman who left the child with her, and Haselhoff was allowed to go on the promise that she would attend before the magistrates next day. This she did, and was discharged. A writ had been served claming ElOO damages.
TRAGEDY SUSPECTED. Young Woman's Disappearance. A remarkable affair is occupying the police I in the Btourbridge "nd Brierley Hill district in regard to the mysterious disappearance of a young unmarried woman, named Caro- line Pearson, and they were searching the whole neighbourhood in quest of her on Thursday night. A verdict of "Temporary insanity" was returned at an inquest on Enoch Cox, chain- maker, of Cradley, near Stourbridge, who shot himself through the head after attempt- ing to kill his wife by shooting her and 6tabbing her. It appeared that on Tuesday, the evening of this crime, Cox was in tho company of two women. He showed them a revolver and cartridges, and said he should hill three that night, naming his wife, Pear- ,-on, and the latter's sister. Little weight was attached at the moment to the remark, but it now seems to have grim significance. Cox and Pearson went together to a public- house afterwards. About half-past nine Cox was seen crossing a field with her. From that time all trace of Pearson was lost. About an hour and a half afterwards Cox shot his wife. Three days have elapsed without a trace of Pearson being found. The po|>ce are making most diligent search in the district. The old disused mining shafts in the neigh- bourhood, it is suggested, may yet throw light on the mystery.
INDIANS' WILD ORGIE. An lr4edistible desire for strong drink came upon the braves of the Indian reserve at Duck Lake. near Fernie, a day or two ago, and whisky being unlawful, they filled themselves with Florida water, the result fbeing that the medicine mftn is to-day attempting to repair the ravages made by the toilet preparation on the Lnsidee of half the aborigines OIL the reserve. The souls of the redekins yearned for the fire-water of the whites, but King Edwards's law being speedy in vengeance and expen- sive to break, no Caucasian could be found willing to run the risk of supplying the lightning life arrester. In an evil moment one brave announced that he had heard that Florida water had wood alcohol. A supply was obtained. The first drink did indeed bear a remarkable resemblance to real alcohol, 90 another and another fol- lowed. Then the doctor was called in.
A PEDLAR'S ROMANCE. Here is a love story told to the Guildhall (London) magistrate yesterday. The central figure, an old man, named David A. Woolf, is a pedlar, to whom fortune has been none too kind. A City gent,leman was kind enough to allow him to visit his house every day, where he was given food. The visitor fell violently in love with the housekeeper, Miss Barr, and though she was cold as ice, he eemt her numerous billets doux. But the ice never thawed, so Woolf, it was alleged, became threatening, and for this he was charged. It was eta/ted t,hat the mam had been in Colney Hatch Asylum. He was bound over in two sureties of £ 10 to keep the peaoe for six months.
WARRANT FOR DEAD MAN. Some human remains discovered in an advanced' state of decomposition at Bostal- hill, Woolwich, have been identified as those of an Arsenal labourer, named YftUiam Ross Gower, of Belvedere, who was last seen alive on the 1i)th inst. The deceased's throat was cut. The police are said to have a warrant for hie arrest.
BILLS IN PARLIAMENT. A petition cn behalf of the Great Western Railway Company praying to be heard by counsel against the Alexandra Dock and Rail- way Bill, as well as against the Western Valleys Sewerage Bill, when the Comrait.t4c-e; stage is reachcd, lias been. deposited in. the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons. I The Bills have already been passed by the House of Lords.
I ECCLESIASTICAL NEWS. i The living of Gabalfa, near Cardiff, has I been arooepted by the Rev. Richard William Evans, vioar of Llwynypia.
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SERVED WI-I H A WRIT INCIDENT AT POPLAR INQUIRY Man Resents Being Called a Liar Mr. J. S. Davy, chief Local Government Board inspector for London, assisted by Mr. J. S. Oxley, continued his inquiry on Friday into the charges of extravag-ance of adminis- tration brongTit against the Poplar Board of Guardians by the Poplar Municipal Alliance. There was again a crowded attendance. Mr. Oorrie Grant appeared for certain guardians, and Mr. E. E. Raibb represented the Mumoipal Alliance. Mr. Will Crooks, M.P., Mr. George Lansbury, and Mr. E. J. Ford, the principal members of the board, again occupied seats near their counsel. Further evidence was given as to out- relief. Mr. A. C. Deason, a relieving officer, said; the distress in the union in 1904 was excep- tianally heavy. Pressure had been put upon him by several guardians, including Mrs. Corderey, to relieve eases against his better judgment. Instancing one ease, witness said a man applied to him for relief, and after he had gone into the case he refused the application, The man then went to a guardian about it. Mr. Robb: What happened then?—Well, I later the ma.n was sentenced to a term of imprisonment for obtaining relief under false pretences. Mr. Robb: There was another case of a man who was relieved, but who sponged on his father and mother, who had an opportunity of working, but was put' off his job because 'he was too lazy?—Yes. You say he was relieved ?--NT(>t when the circumstances were known. He was before. I Coaching Relieving Officers. Jvererring to the meeting of relieving officers before the inquiry, witness said it was called so that they could coach one another. In what way?-Well, we did not know what the inquiry might lead to. I see, and so you t,houglit it better to have a common line of action. You know one officer yesterday said he had decided to do this duty to himself?—Yes. Supposing you had decided to do your duty; supposing you said to the guardians, "I am going to do my duty; I have a discre- tion, and I ana going to exercise it," what would have happened?—Witness paused. Would the giiardia-'Js have made it warm for you? Well, lukewarm. (Roars of laug-hter.) -Mr. Kobb: All right, I accept the qualifica- tion. You obeyed the guardians for the sake of pcace and quietness? Mr. R. W. Comfort, an out-relief distributor under the board, said his duty was to distri- bute the food ordered by the guardians. His operations were very extensive. He had never known of a case where goods supplied in relief were sold in exchange for drink. Mr. Robb: Do you know there has been a serious shortage of stores?—Yes. That could not be explained?—I do not think it could. And as a result of that an officer was reduced?—Yes. There used to be a shortage of brandy?— Yes. And as to the deficit?—Well, I believe it has Deen written off. Witness added that there had been no such deficit since. Waste Written Off. Why has so much wa.ste been written off?— I Well, because of the waste. For six weeks I see a sum of £30 has been written off for waste. What does that refer to?—Meat. Mr. Robb was asking questions as to the stocktaker, and whether or not he was an insurance agent, when witness replied, "I do not know, and I do not care." ("Hear, hear, from several g-na-rdians.) Mr. Robb: Of course, you don't in Poplar. If you answer me like that I shall know how to deal with you. ("Oh!") The Inspector: This waste has been passed by the iccal Government Board?—Of course it has, sir. Waste is inevitable. I may say that lately the waste has been greatly reduced. The inspector here mentioned that in a report of the general purposes committee he noticed that was an order for the destruction of ttoz. of gin which had been in stock 40 years. A Dramatic Incident. At this point there was great sensation, when Mr. Palmer, whom Mr. Lansbury called "an infamous liar," &erved him with a writ publicly. Mr. Palmer, advancing up the board-room, said, addressing the inspector. "You know, sir, that yesterday Mr. Langbury publicly branded me an infamous liar. That is a slander, and I am going to take this oppor- tunity of publicly serving him with a writ." The Inspeotor: This is a thing you could do very well outside. Mr. Palmer: I am going to do it here. (Here he threw the writ across the table at which Mr. Lansbury was sitting.) The incident, which caused a great deal of sensation, having closed, Mr. Laws, relieving officer, aid they were now much more strict. Mr. Robb: Why?—In consequence of this inquiry. And before the inquiry you were knowingly breaking the law?—Yes. The Inspector: Oh, no, Mr. Robb, you cannot say that. Mr. Robb: But this is what he said. The Inspector: Yes, yes, but- Mr. Robb (to witness): The rush' by the unemployed during the winter of 1204 was an engineered and artificial movement3 Yes Superintendent Alfred Marden, of the Essex Constabulary, was called, and said that on ;)Tay 8, 1905 he had occasion to wake a report to the local Government Board and the guardians on the Laindon Farm Colony which was in his district. In June of that year a further report was made. The Inspector: AVhat do you say with reference to the character of the men who were brought from Poplar to Laindon?— Generally, the majority are not desirable people. I have had in custody or summoned nineteen, or twenty. Many had a criminal record. Character of Suitable Colonists It has been said that they are given pocket money, and the guardians deny it?— I have been told by servants of the guar- dians that they are fed on prime joints they receive in addition to their keep two suits of clothes in a year, two ounces of tobacco a week, and sixpence a week pocket money. It was proved that they got money from somewhere, because only two days ago a man was taken into custody for threaten- ing to stab the superintendent, and on him was found ls. 4d. (Sensation.) Witness said the men had gangers over them with the object of maintaining disci- pline. One was a man with a poacher's record. Ope man was convicted at the Thames Police-court in one year no fewer than six times. Mr. Robb: And was then sent down to Laindon as a suitable colonist?—Yes. Some cases where these men have been fined the fine has been paid for them?—That is so, but I do not know who has paid the fines. Mr. Johnson asked the witness where the petition was that he had referred to. The witness said that he did not know where it was now, but he knew where it went to-the clerk of the peace for Essex. The Inspector read extracts from the peti- tion, according to which the inhabitants of the district asked for further police pro- tection in consequence of the presence amongst them of the Poplar colonists gipsies, and motor-cars. (Laughter.) Police-constable George Reed, of the Essex Constabulary, stationed at Laindon, said he had complaints of the conduct of the colonists relating to drinking. The colonists had up to recently been a rowdy lot, and had gone about in gangs visiting all the public-houses. Mr. Robb: As to the money, they must have had some from somewhere ?-Oh. yes. I know they have changed postal orders at the Greenwich Poz;t--olice from Is. to Is. 6d. each. Where would these orders come from?— From their wives, I have been told. Why, as much as El worth of postal orders have been changed at one public-house a week. Mr. Robb: These colonists, too, were in the habit of taking week-ends off, were they not?—Oh, yes. (Laughter.) Some of them came up to London to swell the ranks of the unemployed, didn't they?- Yes. To see Mr. Da.Ifo-Lir ?-They went to London, I know. They were taken to see Mr. Da,lfour by Mr. Crooks?—That I cannot tell you. The inquiry was again adjourned.
CONSTABLE'S RECORD OF BRAVERY Police-constable Blackmoor, of Bridewell, was yesterday commended by the jury at the City Coroner's Court for his gallant conduct in rescuing a boy from the rive near Black- friars Bridge on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday the constable was presented by the Lord Mayor with the medal and certificate of the Royal Humane Society for gallant conduct in rescuing a woman who had jumped with suicidal intent from Lon- don Bridge some months ago. The Coroner said the constable deserved a badge for his I services last Tuesday, and if he (the Coroner) could write and recommend him for it he would do BO.
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I Hung his Hat Up. ¡ GLYN NEATH MAN AND THE WIDOW At Neath on Friday Hannah Thomas euan- moned her husband, David Thomas, for persistent cruelty, and asked for a separa- tion order. Mr. A. J. Jeffreys, who appeared for the complainant, sa-id that the defendant had been a labourer on BrynceCIan Farm, Glyn Neath, during the life of the complainant's first husband. When the latter died defen- dant 4hung his hat up," but the marriage was not a happy one. Defendant had frequent drinking bouts, during which he was very violent. He had been found on the roadside helplessly drunk, with a bottle of whisky beside him. On one occasion his violence cleared the children of the first marriage out of the house. He further vented his spleen by knocking the brains out of the pet cat, and at a later stage he killed a drake with a mandril. On the 29th of April he violently assaulted his wife because he coald not get dinner when he wanted it. In answer to the Bench, Mr. Jeffreys said that complainant and her husband now held a joint tenancy. The Clerk pointed out that the woman had brought all the trouble upon herself by entering into a joint tenancy. Mr. Jeffreys said that he was hoping that defendant would have been present, and that he would agree to go away from the farm. In that event complainant would have been satisfied without an order of maintenance. The Clerk: He's too cute for that. That is why he stayed away. Mr. Jeffreys pointed out that in conse- quence of the husband's conduct the woman had to leave the farm. A substantial order might have the desired effect. The Magistrates granted separation, £1 per week, and advocate's fee.
I LEGEND OF DEVIL'S LAKE The white man's devil boat," as the Indians call motor craft, has appeared on Devil's Lake, at Banff (says a Vancouver dis- patch), and the na,tivea are wondering- what the Evil One that inhabits the waters will do. They expect something terrible, espe- cial-ly if any of the tourists indulge ia sing- ing while in the boat. Devil's Lake, or, as the natives call it, Spirit Waters," is (says the Morning Leader" Vancouver correspondent) one of the many beautiful spots around Canada's National Pa-rk. One of the many Indian legends told in connection with the lake is that it is inhabited by a wonderful and hideous spirit, which takes great offence at anything pertaining' to singing. This, the redskins say, waG demonstrated one day, for while a canoe full of Indian women and children was fishing for trout some thoughtlessly commenced to chant. Suddenly out of the water appearad the back of a, huge fish, many yards broad. It dis- appeared, ain-d then there shot up, a beautiful hand and arm. The hand clutched the prettiest maiden in the canoe. One squaw immediately seized a knife and stabbed the arm through and through, but the hand only tightened its hold on the girl. Meanwhile, the waters of the lak3 were churned and lashed as if all the winds of heaven had been let loose ?t once. The canoe was capsized, and oniy one o? the party got ash-ore to tell the tale; the rest were taken to the evil spirit's subter- ranean abode.
I STORIES OF SAMMY. An example of Colonial athletic greatness may be found in Mr. S. M. J. Woods. He first played football and cricket at Brighton, neglecting somewhat the humbler oppor- tunities of learning. At cricket and football he soon made himself a remarkable reputa- tion. We do not suppose (says the July Windsor") that in the history of University cricket a more remarkable sight was ever witnessed than the fast bowling of S. M. J. Woods and the wicket-keeping of MacGregor. They were both of them fast friends, and members of the same college. Sam would rush up to the wicket, stick out his left leg with a curious, lever-like action, and send down a tremendously fast ball. Mac, as like as not standing close up to the wicket, rarely let a bye be scored; his long arms would shoot out and capture the fastest and wildest efforts of Sam with an uncanny certainty. Contemporaries at the University always declare that one night, when raggimg," Sammy accidentally knocked Mac clean through a plate-glass window. The stumper's hand were badly cut, but v.'ith magnificant pluck he not only kept wicket the very next day, but kept phenomenally well. Once in a Somersetshire match catches were being dropped wholesale, and, after a usually safe field had let a particularly easy one through his fingers, Mac observed: It seems to me, Sammy, that there is a regular epidemic about." At any rate, it isn't catching," was the instantaneous retort.
THOUSANDS FROM CIGARETTES Dr. Maonamara, M.P., yesterday offered members of the Lords Committee Cin. Juvenile Smoking specimens of the cigarettes made for boys—five with a box of matches and a olay holder for a penny. Dr. Macnamara thought that their lord- ships might test- the quality, and Lord Henieage, a mom bor of the Committee-, sug- geeted amid laughter t-hat the Chairman (Earl Reauchamp) was a smoker. The cigarettes were not, however, tested. Da-. Maenam/a.ra said if a boy was seen smoking in the street he would give the police power to ta-lie away the cigarette or tobacco, but he could not agree to the suggestion that the policeman should apply personal chastise- ment. The secretary of the Sweetmeat Automa;tic Delivery Company sa.id last year they made a profit of zP,20,000, and one-fourth of that was from cigarettes. I I
STORY OF SLIGHT TO THE KAISER It is stated by an anti-British German newspaper that the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, on returning from Sweden to England, attempted to pass through the Kiel Canal without paying their respects to the German Emperor, whose steam yarht Ham- burg lay in Kiel Harbour. It is asserted that the yacht Enchantress, with the Duke and Duchess on board, passed by the mouth of Kiel Bay, where the Hamburg was lying at Anchor-, and steered straight for the entrance of the canal with- out even saluting or even noticing the Em- peror's vicinity, although the German bat- teries fired the correct salute. The Emperor, however, hurried on board the Enchantress as she lay in the lock, and surprised the abashed royal ducal pair on board their yacht. The "Taegliche Rund- schau" suggests that the Emperor went aboard in order to show the Duke and Duchess that their neglect had been noticed.
I THE CAREFUL LADY. I Why docs the lady act like that And hold her skirt so high? The sun is shining very hot, The pavements are quite dry. I guess that she is thoughtful. And wants to save her skirt; I think it very nice in her To keep it from the dirt. Oh, no, my child, you're very wrong, Ai3 wrong as wrong oan be- The flowers on her stockings Are hand-painted, dcn't you see? — .London Opinion.
DOGS FOR GERMAN SAUSAGE ? Official statistics for the first three months of thie year ehows that 2,161 dogs have paeeod the official examination in German slaughter-houses, as against ottly 1,785 in the same period of 1905. The increase is believed to be due to the sharp rise in the price of meat. There is also an jineuaal increase in the sale of faorsa flesh.
DOWIE SPENDS JE16,800 A YEAR. During the inquiry into the financial posi- tion of Zion City tho cashier of "Doctor" Dowie's bank gave evidence in the court that Dowie's account was overdrawn to tho amount of £ 96,247. His personal expenses averaged £ 16,80-3 a year. There were overdrafts of E131,540 from various Zion City industries since 1899.
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A MILFORD WRECK. .a- STEAMER STRIKES A REEF. I Crew Rescued by a Ketch. The steamer Courier, of London, laden with stone from Carnarvon, struck on a dangerous reef near Linney Head, off Milford Haven, on Friday, foundering in. about an hour after Striking. The ill-fated steamer was of 600 tons burthen, and carried a. crew of ten hands. The skipper was a. Welshman, but the majo- rity of the crew hailed from London. It appears that the captain had only gone below a, little time, lea,ving his son, who was chief officer, in charge. The sea. was smooth, and the sky clear at the time of the disaster. The crew a,t once had the lifeboat out, and they barely had time to save their belongings before tho steamer began to settle down. The boat then put off and made for Milford Haven. The ketch Sultan, of Barnstaple, with oulm, from Burry Port to Solva, seeing the ill-fated steamer in distress, bore down upon her and took aboard the crew, and cruised around a little time, when at last the Courier made a lurch and foundered. The Sultatn transferred the crew to the Milford trawler Spry, which landed them at Milford Haven. The Courier had only lately undergone extensive repairs, and we understand she was fully insured.
THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD The choral and other entries in the musical section of this year's Royal National Eisteddfod, to be held at Carnarvon in August, closed on Thursday. There are five entries for the chief choral, the prizes in which arc offered by Mr. Carnegie. The list comprises Holyhead Harmonic (Mr. W. S. Owen), Cardiff Harmonic (Mr. Roderick Wil- liams), North Staffordshire and District (Mr. James Whewell), Llanelly (Mr. J. Thomas), and Hanley and District (Mr. J. James). The entries in the second choral are Blackpool Glee and Madrigal (Mr. H. W. Whittaker), Tonypandy and District (Mr. D. Evans), Holy- bead (Mr. H. Williams), Bangor "United (Mr. Brereton), Wa-enfawr (Mr. H. J. Roberts), Nantlle Vale United, and Blaenau Pestiniog. ¡ In tho male voice choral competition, usually invested with con-sideribble interest, the contest promises to bo between five choirs, viz., Swansea and District (Mr. LI. R. Bo wen), Llanberis ATalc- Voice, Cynon United (Mr. W. J. Evans), Llanrwst and Trefriw (Mr. T. R. Williams), and Eeso-lven. Six ladies' choirs have entered, comprising Swansea (Mrs. Ben. Thomas), Bangor (Mr. Thomas Thomas), Blackpool Glee and Madrigal (Mr." Whittaker), Llanbradach (Mrs. T. Moses, Pontypridd), and Cardiif (Miss Morfydd Wil- liams). The entries for the brass band contest include Tonypandy, Nantlle Vale, Llanberis, and Royal Oakley, and the same with the addition of LLan-rug, have entered for the quick step competition. The orchestral bands which have entered are the Potteries, Iihondda (Mr. Pencie G. Smith), and Mid-Rhondda.
I A HUMOROUS PATIENT, surgery lias much to gain from spinal cocainisation (says Mr. Robert, Jonce, a Liverpool surgeon, in The Medical Press "). He advocates this process in cases where patients cannot or will not take other anaesthetics. The resulting insensibility to pain lasts over an hour, but the patient often develops abnormal loquacity. Mr. Jones tells of an operation in which he cocainised the spine. It was that of a, big man, who as soon as he had taken two or three whiffs of chloroform jumped off the operating table and scampered away. This happened twice, and Mr. Jones tried cocainisation—injecting cocaine into the cerebrospinal fluid. By this means a troublesome operation of cutting out bones in the leg was safely carried out. The man, an old poacher, meantime regaled the doctors with stories of his art, only once interrupting, when the surgeon was chisell- ing a bone, to ask, "What is that knocking?"
WEDDING-DAY MURDER. A terrible tragedy marred the recent wed- ding of a young and beautiful widow near Messina, Sicily. The bridal party had just returned from church, and the bride had left the room for a moment to see her chil- dren by a former marriage, when a loud shriek was heard. The bridegroom ran upstairs, followed by the guests, and found his wife unconscious on the floor. The two children, a boy and a girl. appeared to be playing, but closer examination showed that they were both dead, their throats having been cut and the bodies placed in a natural position. A former sweetheart of the bridegroom was arrested, and confessed that jealous hatred of the woman who had robbed her of her lover had driven her to kill the chil- dren. It is feared that the mother will lose her reason. »
ACROBAT AND MAGISTRATES. An acrobat was summoned in Paris on a charge of breaking the law for the protec- tion of children employed in travelling shows by subjecting his six children, to phy- sical exercises tending to the dislocation of their limbs. All the six children were brought into court and seated in a row before the magis- trates. When asked if he had anything to say in self-defence, the acrobat pointed dramatically to his offspring and said: "There they are, my six children whom I make work with me. See for yourselves that they are in good health and well-fed. Feed their muscles!" And the six stretched out their arms and showed their muscles, which were so satisfactory that the court inflicted a fine of only £ 2 and released the prisoner.
PUBLIC HEALTH CONGRESS, Four sections wer.e"enga.ged on Friday at the sittings of the Public Health Congress, Cork. Among the papers read was one by Miss Yates, secretary of the Bread and Food Reform League, advocating food reform as an aid to temperance. Several papers were read on the prevalence and treatment of tuberculosis. Resolutions were adopted call- ing for the periodic inspection of places where food was cooked, and urging that medical officers of health in the rural districts of Ireland should be asked to devote their whole time to their duties.
"ALL BLACKS'" BIG PROFITS The annual report of the New Zealand Rugby Union 3hows a fine financial harvest from the tour through the Unit-ed Kingdom, France, and America. The receipts amounted to zE14,971, anid the expenditure f,6,063, leaving a profit of £ 8,90S. To this has to be added the profit arising from the preliminary tour through New Zealand and New South Walles, which amounted to £1,054, making a grand total of £ 9,962.
ADVICE TO AN EX-PRISONER.I At Swansea Police-court on Friday Catherine Driscoll was charged with stealing £4 from the pocket of a seaman named Alfred Hansen. It was the usual story of promiscuous acquaintance, but no money was found upon the prisoner when she was given into custody and the case was dismissed. Tha defendant afterwards remarked, "I am innocent, gentlemen," to which the Clerk replied, You had better not protest too much."
BARRY ACCIDENT HOSPITAL. Mr. J. E. Levers (chairman) presided over the monthly meeting of the Barry Hospital Committee on Thursday. The Local Govern- ment Board having neglected to write sano- tioning the borrowing of the "money for the erootion of the new town accident hospital, the clerk (Mr. T. B. Tordoif) was instructed to again communicate with them pointing out that the work was being unnecessarily delayed.
THE KING'S WEEK-END. 1 The King will leave London to-day (Satur- day) by special tram rtt four o'clook for Hinohingbrook, Hants, to spend the week- end with the Earl of Sandwich. On Monday hie Majesty will motor from Kinchingbrook to Newmarket to attend the races, return- ing to Loudon on Thursday.
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A Mysterious Document CARDIFF DOMESTIC TROUBLE. At Cardiff Police-court on Friday Mrs. E. Trimnell, who now lives in Mackintosh-place, summoned her husband for desertion. The husband, Mr. W. J. Trimnell, is a. herbalist, living in Cardiff, well known in South Walw. Mr. Sydney Jenkins was for complainant; Mr. Harold Lloyd watched the proceedings on behalf of Miss Trimnell. Tho parties, said Mr. Sydney Jenkins in opening, were married in 1899, and for some years lived fa-irly happily and comfortable. On June 13 he made an ettefmpt to get his wife and two children out of the house, but the attem-p-t failed. On Sunday, June 17, he put her out, and sent her away in a cab, and said he would have mothi-ng more to do with liar. He offered her 9s. a week. Mr. Sydney Jenkins produced letters defendant had sent to his wife, one of them addressed to Mrs. Make It Hot for Him; Trimnell." Mr. Jenkins started off to read the letter, but said it was so disg-u-ting he could not read it all. The tome of the letter afforded proof that he had abandoned his wife. The Stipendiary: There is no difficulty in proving the handwriting. We have had specimens here. (A laugh.) Mr. Harold Lloyd: He has written to his sister in similar terms. Mr. Sydney Jcnkins sa.id some of these letters were received through the post open. The Stipendiary: Direct the attention of the police to them. Let Detective-inspector Rankin see these letters. Mr. Lloyd: We have had similar disgusting, I letters open. The Stipendiary: Let it be put into the hands of the police to-day. Defendant said he had something he could not speak of, and handed to the stipendiary a document, which he perused, and then ordered the case to stand over for considera- tion. The Stipendiary gave much careful con- sideration to the case. He called up Mr. Sydney Jenkins, and had a long consulta- tion with him, and also with Mrs. Trimnell, and finally his worship adjourned the case pro forma for a week.
COLLAPSE OF A SCAFFOLD. Three Men Seriously Injured. A serious accident occurred at Aberystwyth on Friday morning. The interior of Siloam Welsh Wesleyan Chapel is being renovated, and the contract was being carried out by Mr. Evan Edwards, painter, Cambrian-street. Several men were at work upon a. scaffold- ing, part of which suddenly, and without warning, collapsed, and Mr. Edwards, his son, David James Edwards, and another man, named John Thomas, living in Bath-street, were precipitated to the floor of the building, a distance of about fifteen feet. Mr. Edwards sustained a, fracture of the right arm, his son severe internal injuries, and John Thomaa a fracture of the leg and a serious wound on the back of the head. Drs. Harries and Thomas attended to the men's injuries.
MANSLAUGHTER BY MOTOR. I Chauffeur Sent to Prison. I At Hertford Assizes on Friday Albert Edward Carter, chauffeur, was found guilty of manslaughter, and sentenced to two months' imprisonment in the second division. While driving a motor-car through the village of Markyate, near Dunstable, on April 30, prisoner ran into a horse and cart coming from a side road. Mr. Preston, an occupant of the motor-car, was thrown out and killed, and the driver cf the cart was so badly injured that he could not appear a.t the trial. —Mr. Justice Ridley, in passing sentence, said the public must be protected, and a warning was necessary to motor drivers.
I A TERRIBLE DEATH. I Buried Beneath 30 Tons of Coal I A man, named Chat win, met with a terrible death at the Birmingham Corporation Elec- tric Supply Station on Friday. It was Chat. win's duty to stand at the top of a coal bunker to regulate the fall of coal, which runs duwn a shoot into a furnace below. He was missed at ten o'clock, and a party of men immediately set to work clearing the bunker in search of him. At one o'clock they found his dead body buried beneath quite thirty tons of coal. It is presumed that he lost his balance and fell down the shoot.
BRANDED WiTH A BUTTERFLY Some extraordinary evidence was given at Westminster yesterday at an inquest on the body of Henry Stephen Lawrence, who fell down a well at Messrs. Watney, Combe, and Go's brewery in Long-acre. Deceased went down the well in order to see how some rods wer3 fixed. When he reached a depth of 50 feet his light went out, but he called out "All right!" meaning that he could see what he wont down to look for. A little later he asked to be hauled up, and the men were doing so when they felt the weight go off the rope, and concluded that he had gone to the bottom. His body was recovered in the evening. Dr. Trevor, who made an autopsy, sa.id that, although there were signs of deceased having bean overcome by carbonic acid gas, yet the backs of all his garments were charred, ta-nd there was a large burn on his back in the shape of an extended butterfly. This burning took place at the time of the death, which occurred, of course, in an atmosphere in which nothing would burn- carbonic acid gas! The Coroner said this was extraordinary, as it had been proved that no light went dov/n the well after the candle went out. The jury returned a verdict of Death by m isa d ven t u re."
I HOW TO TELL BAD COIN One of the features of the present sessions a.t the Old Bailey has been an exceptionally large number of coining oases. Yesterday the foreman of a jury asked the authorities if they would take a, sugge.stion from twelve business men who, during the year, had to deal with considerable sums in silver coin. There was, he said, a most simple test for tho detection of base coin. It was to sharply rub the milled edge of a good coin against the milled edge of the suspected ooin. If the suspected coin were spurious the metal would almost immediately begin to shave off. After making a personal test the Common Serjeant said he agreed as to its usefulness, and said it ought to be made known.
11 I'LL KILL YOU I" j A scene of unusual character occurred at Tower Bridge Court, London, yesterday. William Richard Webb, barman at a Blackfriars-road public-house, charged two brothers named Harry and William Jones, with assaulting him. While his evidence was being read over, Harry Jones made a sudden dash to get cut of the dock to attack the prosecutor. The gaoler seized him, and a short, sharp struggle ensued, in which Jones was overpowered. Turning to the prosecutor, he shouted, "I'll kill you!" He made a second attempt to get free, the gaoler having to seize him by the throat.
NEWPORT HARBOUR BILL. In the House of Commons on Friday the report of the Committee on the Newport Harbour Commissioners' Bill was read, and the Bill was ordered for third reading. The Cambrian Railways Bill was read a third time.
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TOOK RAT POISON. I TOOK RA POISON! SINGULAR CASE AT TREDEGAR f Cruelly Kind or Kindly Cruel P I At Tredegar on Friday Mr. J. B. Walford6 district coroner, held an inquiry into the dea,th of Mary Lewis (51), married, residing at "Wbitworth-terraoe, which occurred 011 Thursday morning under peculiar circum* stances. Charles Lewis, a collier, husband of the deceased, said that on returning from work on the 12th inst. his wife was not there, and she did not return until six o'clock on the morning of the 14th. She said, "Am I to come in?" He felt so angry at her conduct in going and remaining a-way that he replied, "No!" He did not again gee her ive. Mary Evans, a young girl, residing with her mother at 23, Whit-wcrth-terrace, said that the deceased stayed at her mother's house from the 22nd. She appeared to be ill, and Dr. Crawford was called in on Monday, the 25th. and attended her until she died. Witnees informed deceased's husband of her condition on the morning she died, and he said he did not want to see her. The Coroner: Did she say anything to you or in your hearing that she had taken poison? —She told me she had not taken poison, but admitted circulating a rumour that she had done so to frighten her husband to receive her back. Dr. G. A. Brown said that lately the deceased was of terribly drunken habits, and her health was impaired in consequence. He made a post-mortem examination, and the symptoms were unmistakably consistent with phosphorus poisoning. A verdict of "Suicide by taking rat poison whilst temporarily insane" was returned. The Coroner said he did not know whether the jury considered that the husband was in any way to blame or not. His explanation was that he had acted cruelly in order to be kind and with a, view to reforming his wife's habits. rhe husband emotionally declared that his only idea. in refusing her admittance was to try to bring her to herself.
ALARMED THE QUEEN One of the most picturesque figures in the House of Commons is the member for the Rhondda Valley, William Abraham, better known as Mabon., who celebrated his 64th birthday recently. Born in Glamorganshire, the son of a. working man, Mahon has long personified Wales in the political world. As a poet and signer he is famous, but still more so for his powers as an orator in his native tongue, and 1..lis means much when one remembers how many consonants there are in Welsh. Mabon was a much-noticed figure at the famous Jubilee reception of the House by Queen Victoria, and at the garden- party given by her in their honour—"the Windsor Consolation Stakes," as Lord Eose- bery happily callcd it, in allusion to it3 origin in the fiasco at Buckingham Palace. when half the M.P.'s never got a sig'ht of 1 the SoveTeign-Quem Victoria was very gracious to Mr. Abraham at the Windsor gathering, and said, I arm pleased to sea you, Ma-bon." "Diolch i chwi, eic-hi Mawrhydi," replied Mabon. The Queem looked quite alarmed, but it only meant, "Thank you, your Majesty."—"The Onlooker."
I POT VALIANT MONARCH. I A comical incident in connection with the King of Cambodia's presence in F-rance haa been passed over in silence. It would seem (according to the "Intran- sigeant") that Sieowath is a rabid Anglo- phobe, on the ground that England incited the Burmese and Siamese to conquer tho province of Daos, over which lie had rights. At the banquet given by the prefect at Marseilles in the King's honour, when the British Consul was among the guests, and, still worse, at the Elysee itself, Sisowath, warmed by the toasts to the requisite pitch, of enthusiasm, has openly called upon his generous hosts and protectors, much to their consternation, to join him in making war on England. Sisowath has been told wiat if he does not behave himself he will not be allowed to see the great review of July 14, on which he has- set his heart. He has promised to be good.
I BUBBLES FROM THE TOES Mr. William L. Tomline, of Chicago, who is stated to be the most famous specialist on music as a. force in education in America, delivered an address last night at a meeting of the London Teachers' Associa- tion. < No tribe is so savage but that it b2.3 some form of music," he said. "They idealise the hoof-beat-s of their cattle. A line of Home Sweet Home' by Patti has more power than an hour's oration. "Technical knowledge of music does not mean being a musician," he remarked epigramm,itically, continuing with Alusio can reach the centre of a child quicker than a psychologist with his scalpel. I knew a man in Brooklyn," he added, who said he could soak his feet in a tub of water, and by breathing make bubbles come out through his toes!"
I APACHES GET THEIR DESERTS FOur Paris Apaohee, Orth, Lisan, Letutours, and Millard, have received their deserts for the murder, in particularly revolting circum- stances even for Apaches, of La mere Pouill- ade, an old woman, who kept a little wine, shop at St. Denis. Millard, who planned the crime, is to pay the death penalty; JJetutsurs i6 sentenced to 20 years' penal servitude; Lisan and Orth to five years' solitary confinement and imprisonment respectively. Millard affected to grin and look uncon- cerned, but the twiching of the eyelids and the dry cough told a different tale. The booty carried off by these four ruffians con- sisted of two five-franc pieces (8s.), one of which was bad!
I FORGERY FACTORY. Twelve people, including four women, have now been arrested in connection with the coining factory which was discovered at Barcelona. One of them has committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell. The factory was fitted in the most perfect fashion, like a mint. Ingots of silver worth £ 30,(XX) were seised, and 10,000 new duros worth 4s. each, waiting at the railway station for consignment to Madrid, were confiscated. The coins were admirably forged, and the alloy used was identical with that of genuine legal money. It is believed the factory has been issuing C28,OG3 worth of money yearly during the last five years.
CHIVALROUS POLICEMAN. At Lambeth William Bartlett, twenty, a. young constable stationed at Brixton, and Edith Mary Craine, twenty, a general ser- vant, were charged on remand with house- breaking and stealing money, clothing, and jewellery, value X20. Mrs. Lott, with whom the girl had lodged for a. time at Paddirgton, spoke of Bartlett's visits to the house. The accused were sent for trial, bail being allowed in ZLCIO each. Mr. Armstrong (to the magistrate): We shall submit that it is nothing but a dere- liction of duty so far as Bartlett is concerned. I suppose the age of chivalry is not past, even with policemen and cooks.
SEASIDE BEACH TRAGEDY. A sad accident has occurred at Figueira. du Foz, one of the most fashionable and crowded seaside resorts in Portugal. Two strangers— a young couple on their honey- moon—were amusing themselves by picking up sea shells, and the man, in trying to get an especially pretty one, was caught by a huge wave and carried away. The woman pluckily rushed after him, vainly attempt- ing to pull him back. Two well-known residents of the town threw themselves into the sea to rescue the struggling pair. Another huge wave swept up, and all four wero carried out to sea and never seen again.
RING STARTS A STRIKE An engagement ring worn by a girl employed at tho Venice cotton mills has led to a. strike of all the hands. The mill girls left their work to examine the ring, and an overicer, in trying to got them back to their places, handled one of them rather roughly, whereupon they all struck work. A deputation of workmen afterwards asked to discuss the question with the manager, but were told it was no business of theirs. They, too, loft work, and there are now 1,000 hands on strike.
I WELLMAN ARCTIC EXPEDITION Mr. Welma-n, the leader of the projected expedition to the North Pole, arrived a.t Tromso on Friday. He states tha.t it is probable that the expedition will not take place this year owing to the backward state of the preparations.—Central News.
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