To-day's Short Story. I HIS HAPPY MISTAKE. I It "was very hot in the carriages of the Pullman train. The windows of the drawing- room coaches seemed to be hermetic ally- sealed in their frames. Denslow threw aside his afternoon paper and "wheeled about in his chair, seeking an avenue of eE.ca.pe from the sense of suff ocation that was oppressing him. He rose, and began walking through the carriages. It had occurred to him that pos- sibly the swift movement of the train would suck some of the air back on the last plait- form—enough, at any rate, to cool him cif for a moartezix or two. It was early in July. De-nsiow had just returned from a two years' stay in Paris. starting there a branch, business for his father. Your ainat is at the seaside," the latter had told him, when he met Mm at the station. She is not well, and has gone down there with her maiid. She is very anxious to see you, and I promised that I would suggest to you to run down and stay a. few days before you. settled down, here." Mrs. Roslya had taken. the mother's place to Hugh Denslow when he was six. The young rtfen felt that he owed her both affec- tion and respect, and so he had set off by the 1.50 train the next a&ternoon. The Biytheways can hold over for a few days," he told himself. The winter before he had gone abroad he had met Agnes Blytheway at a, dance. She had invited him to call, and he had enjoyed the visits at her house exceedingly. The interruption of his friendship, caused: by his departure for Paris, was a source of deeper regret to him than he cared to admit even to himself. If he had known Agnes longer he mi-girt have asked permission to corre- spond; as it was, he felt that their intimacy Was only just beginning when his absence came to break it off. She may be out of town next week," he was teiling himself now; and a.t that very instant he caught sight of her in the rear coach, which he had just entered. She was facing him, but did not see him. Her eyes were fixed on the face of a man who sa.t in the adjoining chair, and who was talking with her. Denslow was compelled to step aside at this point for an instant. A small child was walking down the carriage towards him, its nurse close behind it. As Denslow waited for the two to pass he over- heard a woman's voice just in front of him remark to a companion. Of course, they're bride and groom, Sadie." The speaker wa." looking straight at Agnes Denslow caught at the chair-back to steady himself. He wondered whether he would not have been obliged tct do this if the curve had not been there. there was certainly strange feelings at his heart. He had not realised till that moment how much he ca.red for Agnes Blytheway. And here she was married, and he was in the same train in which sue was taking her bridal trip. But when the nurse and child had passed him he kept straight ou. He had started to reach the end of the train. He was not going to turn back simply becaus.e he found a girl whom he had known two years before was on her honeymoon. If she looked up he would stop and speak to her. She could not imagine that she had occupied a very deep place in his heart. She did not look up, however. Her companion had just called her attention to something out of the window. Denslow passed on and reached the little g.ate at the extreme end of the train. He stood there, leaning against the door- way, watching the pebbles among the track Dal last ily up and scurry along after the speeding train for a tow feet, then fall down into a. fresh resting place. Th-ere was a, slight breeze here. Denslow took off his travelling cap and let it lift the hair from his damp forehead, while he tried to dissociate the mad rush of the train from the swiftness with which his own thoughts seemed inclined to launch themselves into the future—a future, too, in which now there seemed to be no destination. Of course, they're bride and groom." He I found himself almost unconsciously echoing the words he had overheard that woman sa-y? What bU8ins was it of hers whether those two were newly wed or not? Denslow felt that he was growing unreasonably angry with her who had opened his eyes to a fact he should have been glad to learn. It might have been awkward if he had gvne to c,&Il at. the Biytheways, just as of old. Very likely Agnes had forgotten him. q im-9 ha-d moved swiftly for her, with all the distractions of society, while for him, in a new atmosphere and with new friends to make, he had had vast opportunities to think over the past and to look forward into the future. Till this minute Denslow had not realised what a, very important factor in his future Agnes Blytheway had been. What if this were his own wedding journey? What if he had only stepped to the rear end of the carnage to see if it was not cooler, and were cow going to return to get the porter to bring camp-chairs, so that he and she might -Bit there together. But he found he dared not think on in this Bi-i«am. It would be better. even, he decided, that he should not remain in the same car- riage. To be sure, none of the passengers -could see him; there was only the pantry connected with the buffet behind him. Nevertheless, he felt like an imterioper, and, .re-placing his cap. he turned into the side passage and began to re-trace his steps. He could see plainly the face of Agnes' com- panion now. He appeared to be a man of about .35. and Denslow did not remember ever to have met him. He hurried on into his own seat and tried to pass the rest of "the trip in sleep—an attempt at which he made a. conspicuous failure. He was among the very first to leave the itradn when it ran into the station. He felt now that he wanted, above all things, to navoid meeting face to face her who had been -Miss B iytheway. His aunt was rapturously glad to see him ■when he reached the hotel. I am afraid you will find it very stupid Ihere, though, Hugh," she added, after her gTeOLlin,g. Tbere6 nobody about but "invalided old iadies a.nd mutually-absorbed brides and grooms." Denslow's response was a 4deolaration that he bad come down expressly to sae his aunt, UM that no other were necessary. Th,O old lady smiled and looked up at the tall, handsome fellow with pride in her eyes. .He had always been gallant, even as a little ha.p. She hoped he would find a. wife worthy -of him some day. The next afternoon Mrs. Bcslyn declared -.he felt weil enough to go out in her bath vhair for an airing on the front walk. Dens- low offered to pach it for her, bu.t she said "that iihe had a regular attendant, hired by the week, and Hugh mi-girt. walk along by her side. "We'll go down to the old schooner," she said, when they had started. "It is as good aa a pla.y to hear the tone in which the atttendajn expiains tungs. 800, there are 'the masts yonder." The h-ly-burly of the summer æason at the famous oOO6t resort had not yet com- menced. T*here were quite a number of peopLe ou.t, but they ware not of the excursion cl. The stj"aiuuei ship was reached in due course. Mrs. Rcslyn left her chair and gave! her arm, to her nephew. The youth who delivered the lecture was even droller than Demsiow had esp«3Cted to find him. "()OW. Hugh," said has aumt, after they had been through the after-cabin, "I'll sit .,ere, and I wotlt you to go down into the •Soreoa&tAe where t-he sailors sleep. They tell ¡ « £ &e> it io worse than a prison. Da 11, po-asemt state of mind Denslow did i foaal aw. iartewst in anything, but, after, Iftigemng to be presented to a friend who "had just come aboard and who volunteered to 4stay with JLre. Roalyai, he went forward and •ctemhed down into the steerage, where two or "three eigiiitsesrs were already assembled with th& g-uflwia. It was a dismal hole, and Denslow felt gmmly that it was an appropriate spot in -jrhich he met Agnes, unier the oiroum- titaaioes. But here she was standing beside the man who had been with her in the train, kistweing with an only half-supiweseed smile to the drooling tones of the "lecturer." "'Why. MtT. Danelow," she exclaimed, put- tisMS out her hand, "I thought I saw you in the train yesterday, but I was not sure. I itaarfsmed you were still in Paris. I am ever eo glad to see you. Dick," she adkbed, tam- ing to her coanpanaon, "permit me to present MJ", Demslow—Mr. Chester. When dad you 'get back?" She was overwhelmingly charming, oordSad, pretty, everything that goes to make a woman attractive. The two years that had imterv&ned since Denslow had seen her last had served to crown waith completeness the budding graces that bad then only began to captivate him. He now felt himself to be her slave. A reck- lessness quite foreign to his nature took possession of him. She seesmed heartily glad 4o see him, even if she had mairriecf some- ijody else. He would show that he was just 86 glad. He smiled down into her eyes as he answered her question "I got back two days ago. I wish now tbat I had never gone." He wondered if she urcwterstood what H 4mut. He thought she must, for even by e faint light that stole down the hatchway 4eoouki see the our deepeon slightly in her oebeedr.s. He looked round to see what im- •ffPeB&kott Tfl" dadmc kad nwilo on Mr. Cheater. But the latter had stepped over to the side of the lecturer, who had suddenly frmnd himself with an audience quite inattemire to his remarks. "Didn't you have a pleasant time?" Agnes looked down and began to draw in- visible figures on the plan-king with the tip of her pa-masol as she put the question. "No; I oan/t honestly say that I did. I was thinking too much of other times." Denalow scarcely felt tha.t it was himself who was speaking. He was not the sort of j man who flirts, but here he was, hinting as broadly as he oouJd to a woman on her bridal tour that he was inconsolable because be had lost her. If they had been very old friends it would have been different. She would have la?i?hed a.t his frankness, and perhaps h?v@ told him that he was,7<; q il. k enough. As it was, she changed the subject now and asked: Are you going to remain here long," II "Where, in this black hold of a place?" he replied wilfully misunderstanding her. "yæ,: as long as itg ugliness is redmed by the j sunshine of a certain presence. This was positively going too far he told himself. He wondered why Chester did not come over and pitch him into the hold just I behind them. He did come back now to say, "Agnes, it is damp down here. You had better go down, I think." He led the way out, and the others fol. lowed. "At which hotel are you staying?" Denslow was about to add "Mrs. Chester," but his lips refused to frame the words. He ended abruptly, but Agnes turned and told him with a mnil,- "The Windsor, and-" "Be careful, Agnes. There's a step there." Chester interrupted her with this remark, and her sentence remained unfinished. They had reached the main cabin by this time, and Denslow's aunt beckoned him to her side. With a lifting of his hat and a "Good after. noon," he parted from the woman who had stirred his pulses as he thought they never would be stirred. Carried away by an impulse he could neither explain nor con- done, he had allowed his admiration for her to make itself too manifest to be mistaken. And she? Well, she certainly had not shown that she disliked it. Denslow's brain was in a whirl when they reached the hotel, and he had gone to his ro,)iu to make himself ready for tea. That he, sober-3ided Hugh, as his friends had often I called him, should be carrying on a flirtation with a married woman, and a bride at that, seemed to him an astounding fact. He must I cut himself loose in some way. He would return to town the next morning, although he had promised to stay a day or two longer. He could plead a business contingency. Clearly, this was a very unsafe place for him at the present time. He broke the news to Mrs. Roslyn at the tea table. "I was afraid you would find it stupid here, Hugh," was her comment. Stupid If she only knew the real reason for his going, was Denslow's reflection. The nftt day was even more beautiful than its predecessor. Denslow decided to walk to the station in order to breathe in as much of the ozone as possible before getting back to town. As he neared the stat;o-.i he saw Agnes strolling trp and down the platform with Chester. She was not in travelling dress. She had evidently come down to see him off. It was strange he should leave her if they were on their honeymoon, Denslow thought. Perhaps, though, it occurred to him, they bad been married for some time. She smiled sweetly when she saw him com- ing, but he imagined a cloud came over her face when her eyes fell on his valise, which he stepped forward to take from the omnibus driver. Are you going to lea-ve so soon?" she said. "Yes. I must get back to town at once," he replied. He knew that the answer was terribly com- monplace. but, with those fascinating eyes looking straight up into his, all his ideas seemed frozen, leaving only one sensation behind, that of bitter, burning love. "I'm so sorry," she said. Dick has to go back to that horrid business, too. I was hoping that we might have a cavalier who could drop in and tee us now and then, if we couldn't afford one in the house." We? Denslow looked his perplexity. Yes. Lena and 1. She's my sister. I think you never met her. Why, didn't you know that I was staying with her and her husband here? She waa not well, so she told Dick to bring me back with But thero is your train just starting.' She began waving her hand to Chester. Denslow did not move. He saw the train rolling out from the station, saw Agnes's look of amazement as she turned to find him still beside her. Then: It's too bad. I've made you miss your train, rattling on this way," she said. It's no matter," he answered, calling to the 'bus driver to take his valise. I've decided I won t go back to town to-day." And they walked away from the station together.
For Women Folk I HOMELY HINTS AND DAINTY DISHES I Lemon water into which a pinch of tar- taric acid has been added makes a sdid morning drink. A Capital Medicine I Two ounces Epsom salts, 3oz. carbonate soda, 3oz. tartaric acid, loz. 4cream of tartar, ioz. chlorate of potash, 8oz. caster sugar; mix well. Dose: A teaspoonful taken in a tumbler of water before breakfast. To Take Stains Out of Silk or Cloth. I Pound some french chalk fine, and mix it with warm water to the thickness of mus- tard. Put it on the spots; rub it lightly with your finger. PuJt. a sbeeit of blotting' and- brown paper over the spots and preee with a warm iron. A Very Nice Breakfast Dish I A good smoked haddock, (fDe pound of tomatoes, batter, pepper. Put the haddock in a, sauoefpan with just enough water to cover it. Add tho tomatoes, which must be small, and keep the lid down till done. Boil t-en minu-tes gently. Dish cm hot dish, wdth the I tomatoes round. Put a nice piece of butter -an the haddock with a dash of white pepper. To Use Sour Milk and Stale Bread. I Bread Fritters: Take any stale pieces of bread, soak in cold water until soft enough to beat un with a fork; add three table- epoonfuls of flour, one tablespoonful of caster sugar, three eggs, and enough eour milk to make an ordinary batter. Drop tablcspoonfuls of better into frying-pan, cook until brown, sift caster sugar over each one and serve. Theee are most deli- cious.
Passing Pleasantries. I Marie, the fair, farm girl, as she posed for the young artist from the city, talked. I love the beautiful in art and nature," she said. The midsummer sky of tender, smiling bine, frail wayside flowers, the song of birds, the whispering wind in the wheat, the gurgling streams, the lowing kine—these give me ineffable joy. I feast on nature's loveliness, nature, and more, far more than food to me is-—" "Mary Jane Green!" cried a shrill voice from the kitchen, wot fur did yon go an' eat that big plate o' pork wot wuz left over from dinner? I told re we wuz goin' Lo warm it up for supper. I declare to goodness, girl. yoar appetite's enough to drive us out o' house an' home!" A well-known politician was smiling at the extravagant attentions that are lavished by the rich upon pet dogs. He spoke of the camtete operations for appe-ndicitis, th, -a canine tooth-crownings, the caTii-ne wardrobes, that have recently amazed London; and then he said; "How servamts hate there pampered At a house where I W3ë; calling one warmish day the fat amd pomipoue butter entered t¡Le drawing-room aind said: you ring, madam?' "Yes, Harrison. I wish you to take Fido cut walking for two hours.' Hwedem frowned slightly. Fido won't follow me, madam,' he aawi. Them, Harrison, you must follow PSdo.
DIED FAR FROM HOME. I At Newport on Wednesday an inqueet was held concerning the death of a Mahommedun store-keeper named Noorallee Chumon, of t'he steamship Mahratta, now lying in that port. Deceased, who was a native of Cal- cutta, was taken ill pn Monday with pains in the chest. Piasters were put upon him, but he died the next day. The jury found that his death was due to heart disease. He will be buried at New- port.
THE BEST MOTHERS. it is said that the best mothers generally i miss a, great deal of happiness. Late and- early she is for ever putting this or that to rights, and always too busy to bother about her own needs. More fresh air, rest, and a little refreshment between meals is indis- pensable. The King's physician says that, simple Currant Bread (White or Hovis), if eaten daily, provides the most, nourishing1, and satisfying food imaginable^ ems-
j LOOKING FOR MOTHER1 I CARDIFF'BEDROOM INCIDENT I 4 Grave Charge Against a Stepfather. At Cardiff Police-court on Wednesday after- noon (before the stipendiary, Mr. T. W. Lewis) George Henty (45!, labourer, was charged on a w-arrant with assaulting Hannah Davies, on August 26. Prisoner looked somewhat of the navvy type. The giri (his step-daughter), a short, healthy looking buxom girl, was in great distress. She began her evidence with tears welling up, and as the case proceeded she sobbed copiously. She spoke' of prisoner throaghout as Dada." Complainant said she was sixteen, and lived at 39, Compton-etreet, and prisoner was her stepfather. Early on Sunday morning ^uar- ter-past twelve) she went to bed and slept aloae in the back bedroom, and some time afterwards awoke to find the clothes all off her. Prisoner: I know they wasn't. Complainant: And my stepfather was by me with his head on the pillow. I turned ] round and said, "Wiwt are you doing in my room? I shall tell mother," and I ran to tell her, and went screaming to the next room, where mother was. He said, "I thought it wa,3 your mother." Mr. Xush (clerk): What c?othing was he J we?nn?P—He. was in his sbirt and drawers. Dd he follow you?—Yes, and I said, "Oh, mother, why don't you protect me? He has been in my -oom ag?in." Then mother! called him a dirty pig. By the Stipendiary: I was so frightened that this is all I can remember. Prisoner: Didn't I &ay. "Where's mother?" You said you didn't know, and di,?tl?'hi- go in?o Bertae's room and find the dcg and all in bed? Witness: You aadd, "I thought it wae your I mother." Prisoner: I had been and found your mother and the doff and all in bed. The Stipendiary (to witness): Do you ¡ always sleep in that room?—Yes. Does your mother ever sleep there?—No. You aro always alone?—Yes. Witness further told his worship that her! mother said to her that pri-on^r had left his clothes in her (the mother's) bedroom, and her stepfather said he had been to bed. The Stipendiary: What else did he say?—| That he had oom-a to look for mother. Had you been to sleep?—Yes. What awakened you?—I felt cold and; someone racing me about. The bed she; slept in wais, she explained, a single chair bedstead. Mary Ann Henty, the girl's mother, appeared suffering from some form of extreme nervousness and trembling violently. She was given water and became calmer. Witness fully corroborated her daughter's story. It was after twelve when witness retired to rest. He daughter went first, and witness saw her to her bedroom door. Her husband she saw lying asleep in his drawers in the front bedroom. Witness slept in the middle room, and was awakened, as described, by her Daughter's Screams. When her daughter ran in screaming her husband was standing by the door. Hannah called out, "Oh, mother, why don't you come and protect me?" Then -witness said to prisoner, "You dirty Dig; you have been insulting my girl again." He answered, "I was looking for yon," Information was given to the police. Witness (proceeding) said her husband assured her he had rot touched Hannah. On Monday night, however, witness said she should "see into it." Prisoner said he was not in Bertie's room.. Witness remarked, "What right had you in Hannah's room?" He answered, "Looking for Bertie." His Worship: Who is Bertie?—My son. You were in Bertie's room?—Yes; lying on the bed in my clothes. Did you ever sleep in Hannah's room?—No. Dr. M.,irmadule Pittard on Monday cxamined the girl, and gave the result of hds observations. His Worship (to the doctor): Was she a virgo intacta?—She was, in my opinion. Albert Davies deposed thai, on Tuesday afternoon he arrested prisoner at the new dock, where he was employed by the con- tractors. Polioe-oonstable William Davies (called by the prisoner) said that shortly after two o'clock on Sunday morning he was passing Compton-street, when, Mrs. Henty rushed out a.nd made a charge against her husband. Witness a.Led for the girl to be brought out, which was dcae, and the charge was mpeated. Prisoner said, "I didn't touch, her. I went to lcok for my wife." Prisoner was committed to the quarter sessions on bail, himself in. S5 and one surety in c5.
TO THE PONY." I "DEATH TO THE PONY. I Wild Career Stopped at Newport I A respectably-dreseed young man, named Thomas Footman, of 18, Lennard-street, pleaded guilty at Newport on Wednesday to driving a pony in a trap furiously on Sun- day n-ig-ht in Caerleon-road. Police-sergeant Colborne and Police-con- stable Wright, who saw the affair, played a brare part in stopping the trap and the party of four young men. It appeared to the police to be a runaway, and it was going at each a terrific pace thai, it was dangerous to the people in the street as well as to the four occupants of the trap, and "almost death to the pony." The shouts and signals of the two officers were of no avail in stop- ping the party, but Police-sergeant Colborne d'ragged himself up by the gide of the trap, and Police-constafcte Wright mMle a dash at the pony's head. The turn-out had been hired from Mr. Dymond, Clarence-place, for a, little drive. The pony waa in a bath of perspiration. "What is your occupation?" the Clerk asked the defendant. Defcrnda-nt hesitated, and then said, "I work at Lysaghts—but you always punteh those men, I suppose," which provoked some laughter. Fined 21s., or a month.
FUNERAL OF MR. C. MASTERS, CADOXTON-BARRY. The funeral of Mr. Charles Masters, tailor and draper, of 92, Main-street, Cadoxton- Barry, who was drowned under painful cir- cumstances whilst bathing near the Ben- drick Rocks on Saturday last, took place on. Wednesday, and was attended by a large gathering of the tradespeople and others. The Pev. J. S. Longdon, M.A., rector of Cadoxton, was the officia-ting clergyman, and the coffin and mourning coach were hidden from view by floral tributes. Among the wreaths was one from the Penarth Wed- nesday Cricket Club, with whom the Cadox- ton Wednesdays (with Mr. Masters as mem- ber of the team) had arranged a match to be played that afternoon. The mourners included the sister and four brothers of the deceased, and among those also present were representatives of Cadoxton Parish Church, Hearts of Olak. and R.A.O.B. Societies, and the Cadoxton Wednesday Cricket Club.
NOT SUFFICIENTLY INFORMED. At Mountain Ash Police-oourt on Wednes- day Edward Bradford was summoned by Daniel Lewis, abit-ch-er at Nixon's Navigation Colliery, for assault. Mr. Vazie Simons prosecuted, and Mr. J^nes defended. The Stipendiary said that he thought it would be better to bind the defendant over ÏID. this case. j Mr. Simons: It wae at your irnstilgation I brought this summons, air. The Stipendiary I admit it is more my fault than yours. When the charge of refusing to leave the pit-cage was hea-rd at the last court I did not quite catch the full significance of the facts. If they had been placed before me more clearly, probably I might have acted differently. I think you had better accede to that course, the defendant to pa.y the coste. This was agreed to.
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Farmers' Brutal Assault. REMARKABLE EVIDENCE AT I MOUNTAIN ASH. At Mountain Ash Police-court on Wednes- day Charles Jones and William Beavan, farmers, were summoned for assaulting Alfred Brown and John Berry, colliers, on the way from Ynysybwl to Mountain Ash on the 7th inst. Mr. W. Kenshole prosecuted, and Mr. James defended. Mr. Kenshole in his opening. said that defendants, who were farmers, assaulted hiat clients with sticks, without any provocation. The defendants aocoeted his clients, and asked them if they were prepared to give the hiding they had promised. His clients replied that they (the defendants) had made a mistake. They had no intention I ol doing- anything of the kind. Later on, when they returned from the Ynysybwl Inn, defendants called them down to a field and assaulted them with sticks, and inflicted severe injuries on the head and body of Berry and fractured Brown's nose. Complainants bore out the advocate's story. Brown said he fell on his knees and prayed to them to stop, and also prayed to God for them to stop. He did not know his nose was fractured, as he was knocked un- conscious. By Mr. James: They had only had six half- pints that day. Witness added that one of the men, named Wilkinson, asked a Mr. Crocker, who was with the defendants, "What do you mean by I charging us with skulking about the farm?" whereupon Crocker knocked him down with a stick. Witness then said to Jones, "I hope yon will now apologise to us, as we are the I wrong men." With that he was knocked down by Jones, and Bevan knocked Berry down, and they were both kicked. Witness was cross-examined with a view of showing that there were fifteen men in all, and that they rushed with stones at the defendants, but this was denied. The next cfese was that in which George Wilkins summoned George Crocker, game- keeper to Lord Aberdare, for assaulting him. Several witnesses were called for the prosecution. For the defence it was etated that the complainants were giving the farmers trouble by rolling stones on the land. Defendants denied haying assaulted the men. Dr. Percy Hopkins spoke to attending to Berry's injuries, and Dr. Llewelyn Williams spoke to attending Brown. In answer to Mr. James, the latter thought it must have been a heavy blow to fracture the nose. Cross-summonses were then heard against the complainants. The Stipendiary said the case was a very dear one. He had much sympathy with farmers when they brought charges of trespass, but they must not take the law into their own hands. The bench were satisfied that Thomas Wilkinson did assault Jones, and for that he would have to pay IG:r. and costs. Crocker would be fined EZ and costs; Charles Jones would have to pay S5, or one month, for the assault on Berry, and a like amount for the assault on Brown, and William Bevan would be simi- larly fined. Out of the fines Berry would receive f5 and Brown X6. It was a dis- graceful case, and the assault was an utterly unjustifiable one.
LOCAL WILL. I MR. D. R. BAYNES. CARDIGAN. 1 Mr. David Richard Baynes, of Manchester House, Cardigan, who died on January 14 last, left estate of the gross value of C988 16s. 8d., and probate of his will has been granted to his widow, Mrs. Margaret Baynea, of Manchester House aforesaid.
PONTYPKIDD GUARDIANS. I GRAVE COMPLAINTS OF THE WATER SUPPLY. At a meeting of the Pontypridd Board of Guardians on Wednesday, Mr. Godfrey Clark, J.P., presiding, the Clerk (Mr. W. Spickett) read a letter from the master of the work- house (Mr. D. Oliver Lewis) stating that the t'ater supply was inadequate. It was insuffi- cient for cooking and washing purposes, and at night was cut off altogether—a serious matter in case of fire breaking out. There was also a constant necessity of flushing the drains, owing to the different kinds of disease ;n the infirmary of the institution. On t,he motion of the Rev. John Jenkins (L-lantwit Fardre), seconded by Dr. Evan Naunton Davies, it was resolved that the clerk should in the first instance write to the Pontypridd Waterworks Company on the matter, and in case the reply was not satis- factory place the information before the Local Government Board. The Chairman directed attention to the report of the special committee appointed to deal with the purchase of a fire-escape for the workhouse. A number of designs and prices had been received, and the committee had selected that of Messrs. Merryweather and Sons, London, the cost being 1314. On the motion of Alderman E. H. Davies, the recommendation was adopted, Mr. Wm. Evans, in seconding, stating that the escape was an absolute necessity when they came to think of the disasters which had occurred in similar institutions in recent years.
THEFT OF LEAD AT NANTYGLO. I At Abertillery on Wednesday John Stylie, labourer, Nantyglo, was charged with stealing lowt. of lead, the property of Mr. G. F. Harding, colliery proprietor, Newport, on August 24. According to the evidence, defendant was working at Nantyglo for the prosecutor, and on the date in question he took the lead and attempted to pledge it with Mrs. Weiner, pawnbroker, of Nantyglo. Asked by Mrs. Woiner where he got the lead, defendant said he had it from the Rope Pit, aind at the reqnest of Mrg. Weiner. promised to get a note from Mr. Hough (Mr. Haying's agent) stating the matter was in order. Defendant rf-tu -rni-d la-ter to the pawnbroker' but did not bring the promised note, and, being suspicious, the Weiners' gave information to the police. When charged by Polaoe-oon- stable Rundle with the theft, defendant said, "Oh, another drunken freak." Defendant etated that Mrs. Wdner advanced him 16. on the lead when he first went there, and told him that when Mr. Weiner returned home the lead would be weighed, and he (Stylie) should have the remainder of the money. Miss Gertie Weiner admitted that defend- ant had been given, a shilling by her mother, but emphatically denied that it was as a pledge advance on the lead, it being given purely as a loan. Defendan-t was fined 20s. or fourteen days.
NEWPORT BAKER'S FAILURE. I Henry Webb, baker, of 23, Carol ine-etr4eet, Newport, attributes his failure to insuffi- cient capital, accident with horse and cart thr?e months ago, loss by bad flour, and bad d?bts and heavy rent at com- rmencement. At the first meeting of creditors on Wednesday his net lia- bilities were set down at £ 65 12s., and his liabilities were set down at C65 12s., and his assets at £25 7s. He began trading in April last, previous to which he had worked for three years for a co-operative stores, and three years previous to that as a furnace ma-n at a foundry. The Official Receiver remains trustee.
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N ewpo rtquaker's Protest I MR SOUTHALLAS A PASSIVE RESISTER I Etiquette of the Headgear I Amongst a large number of rate defaWters called in the Newport Magistrates'-court on Wednesday was Mr. John E. Southall, the well-known Quaker, printer, and publisher. It was curious to see a hatless Quaker, and as Mr. Southall advanced to the well of the court when his name was called a fear began to steal over the habitues that he had joined the hatless brigade. But Mr. Southall made things clear. He explained that he usually appeared with his hat on—that was apparent when he entered the court—but he had forgetfully taken it off. Going into the merits of the case, he said he conscientiously objected to pay that portion of the rate which was allocated to the purposes of religious instruction under the Elementary Education Act.—The ueual order was made. An order to pay was also made in the case of Mr. Edwyn Cooke, who had deducted 2s. lOd. from the full amount of his rate, as being the proportion in respect of religious instruction. In the case of the Rev. Luther Davies, the pastor of St. Mary-street Baptist Church, who was summoned in respect of his rates, the rev. gentleman, appeared, and said Mr. Sheppard, the superintendent rate-collector (who is now away on his holidays), knew the point of his disinclination to pay quite well. The house in which he Mr. Davies) lived had been put I on the mte-book in the name of his wife and himself, and though he (Mr. Davies) paid the last rate, the receipt was made out in the name of the wife. He now declined to pay I unless the receipt was made out in his own name Mr. Sheppard might, he said, have done his duty well to the persons who employed him, but not to the public. The Bench thought a receipt in Mr. Davies's name might be given, and the costs not enforced if he paid the money.
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LLANDILO PARISH ROAD DISPUTE. MR. LA^OUCHERE'S ADVICE TO THE PARISHIONERS. Llandilo has recently been agitated, says Mr. Labouchere in this week's Truth," over the action of Lord Dynevor in closing the parish road leading to Llandyfeisant Church, in Dynevor Park, and walling up some steps leading to the Eiver Towy. The matter came before the urban district council last week, wh-en a resolution was proposed that they should respectfully ask" his lordship not to put any obstacles in the way of the public use of the road to the church or the steps up to the river. The council, however, were apparently afraid to approach this local magnate even with the bated breath and whispering humbleness of such a resolution, and eventually the discussion, which had already been adjourned once, was adjourned again. Whether the action of Lord Dynevor really is an infringement of the legal rights of the public is a question upon which I am unable to express a definite opinion without fuller particulars; but I am told that it is so regarded in the town. Those who hold that view are evidently leaning upon a very weak reed if they expect this urban council to take any effective steps in the matter, and if they are convinced that there has been an interference with public rights of way they should adopt their own measures to put an end to it.
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INEWPORT BURGLARY I GROCER'S SHOP RANSACKED. Smart Sentence on Two Tramps At Newport on Wednesday Henry Rear don, 29, described as a, painter of no fixed abode, and James Wootton, aged 60, a labourer, also oi no fixed abode, were charged with stealing from 5s. to 7s. in coppers, two boVtles of whisky, four bottles of brandy, 92 ounces of tobacco, lib. of twist tobacco, a ham, and three brushes, of the total value of £ 3 13s., from the lock-up shop of Mr. G. F. Thorne, grocer, 9, Dock-street, between one o'clock on Sunday morning and one o'clock on Mon- day mornmg. Detecthe-sergeant Tanner said he heard of the shop being broken into at 6.40 on Mon- day morning. The place had been ransacked. At 12.40 the same day he met two men, named Burke and Wall, and from what they told him he went to a fish-curing house on the east side of the river. There in an iron bosh, covered with muddy water, he found some bottles of spirits. Behind some sacks in the fish-house he found the tobacco and the other things. Reardon was subsequently arrested under the influence of drink. Burke's statement, made in front of Reardon, was that about 1.30, whilst he (Burke) and Wall were at a hay-rick on the east side of the river, Reardon and Wootton came to them and asked for a match. Their stock of matches had been planted under a tree, and from this stock they supplied the two way- farers, who took them to the fish-house and gave them for their kindness a drink of spirits and some tobacco. William Duddridge, the manager of the shop, said it was safely locked up on Satur- day night, but on Monday morning it was found to have been ransacked. A ladder had been taken from Nicholas's Yard, and set np from the railway against the window at the back. A piece of grease had been taken from the railway to deaden the sound when the window was broken. Whoever got in also cut a quantity of bread. The two prisoners, Reardon and Wootton, pleaded guilty, and the Bench having looked at their record sent them to prison for six months.
I "CRUEL AND DANGEROUS." I Blaina Hauliers and Their Horses I At Abertillery on Wednesday nine hauliers employed by Messrs. J. and J. Stone, Blaina, namely, D. Harris. A. Hard wick, John Karnes, S. Evans, S. Watkins, W. Dunn, T. Lewis, S. Protheroe, and William Thomas were charged with: (1) neglecting to return their horses to the stables at the conclusion of the day's work, and (2) with leaving the animals unattended in the colliery workings exposed to injury and avoidable danger. Mr. T. Hughes, Ebbw Vale, appeared for the defence, and Mr. W. J. Everett, Abertillery, prosecuted. Mr. James Manning, miners' agent, was also present. Mr. Everett stated that a mutual arrange- ment had been arrived at. whereby the two charges against William Thomas would be withdrawn; the other eight defendants would plead guilty to the first charge (that of neglecting to return the horses to the stables), and the second charge would not be proceeded with. This arrangement was, of course, subject to the magistrates' approval, the defendants having agreed to pay costs not exceeding five guineas and a. nominal fine on the first charge. The Bench agreed to the arrangement, and imposed a nominal fine of ls. and five guineas costs, the latter to be equally appor- tioned between the eight defendants. The Chairman (Mr. E. Jones-Williams), in giving the decision, said the Bench wished it to go forth to t public that they considered the practice of leaving the horses unattended underground a most reprehensible one, being both cruel and dangerous to the animals. It was said that no injury had been caused to any of the horses in this case.
CARDIFF ADMINISTRATION ACTION Mr. Justice Sutton had before him in the London Vacation Court on Wednesday the Cardiff administration action in re Evans (deceased) Evans v. Harris, on a motion for the appointment of a receiver and manager of the testa- tor's estates. Counsel for the plaintiff said that the motion was brought to protect the assets of the testator, which were in jeopardy. The defendant had taken pos- session of the business and assets of the testator, who died in 1903, and had failed to account to the beneficiaries or to the addi- tional trustee who had been appointed. Mr. Justice Sutton (the defendant not appearing) said that counsel wae entitled to a receiver, and appointed in that capacity a gentleman named, subject to an afftdavit of fitness.
AGENTS TERRIBLE FALL. A serious accident took place at Bryn- eglwys Slate Quarry, Towyn, on Wednesday to Mr. Richard Ellis, sub-agent at the quarry. Mr. Ellis was carrying out his customary duty in visiting the pits, and when descend- ing the fifth chamber the ladder broke, and he fell a distance of 40ft., and rolled another fifteen, within two yards of another pit, which is 50ft. deep. Had he fallen down this pit death would have been inevitable. He wae attended to by Drs. Lloyd and Rowlands. His injuries include a compound fracture of the leg.
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I NOT A PRIVILEGED EMPLOYE. John Douglas, collier. Abertillery, was charged at Abertillery on Wednesday with stealing a quantity of coal value 6d., the property of the Abertillery and Talywain Company, on May 14. Inspector Lewis said defendant had absconded in May, and had now been arrested on a warrant. Defendant pleaded privilege, saying that he was engaged at the colliery, and the work- men were allowed to take home coal. Evidence was given, however, showing that Douglas had finished working at the colliery two days before the theft. A fine of 10s. or fourteen days was imposed.
CONCERT AT ST. DAVID'S. I A concert in aid of the cathedral orgam fund was held at the Bishop's Palace, St. David's, on Wednesday. The dean presided. The artistes were Madame Ethel Thomas Fairhum, Miss Lottie Wakelin, L.R.A.M., Cardiff; the Revs. J. S. G. Propert and G. P. Gabriel, and Mrs. W. H. Lewis. Mr. Herbert C. Morris, F.R.C.O., Mr. W. A. Richards, Mus. Bac., Car- diff, and Mr. W. M. Brooks, Tunbridge Wells, accompanied. There was a large audience, and the singing was of an excellent order. The Dean. at the close thanked all for their patronage. Very many sounds had been heard in the past in the magnificent hall of the Bishop's Palace, but he was sure cone had been more enjoyable, pleasant, a-nd sweet than had been heard that day. They hoped some day to repair the grand old pile when funds would allow. In the evening a recital was given at the cathedral by fur. Herbert C. Morris, assisted by Mr. Hay don Gunter, the violinist. Madaine Fairburn and Miss Lottie Wakelin sang two solos. There was a crowded congregation, including the dean, the Rev. John Howell (son of the late Dean Howell), the Rev. D. J. Jones (vicar), the Rev. J. T. Griffiths, B.D., the Rev. J. S. G. Propert, M.A., London, Mr. J. Howard Griffiths, C.C., and Dr. Williams.
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Crippled Mother-in-Law I WIFE OBJECTS TO COKE OVEN AS HOME. t- At Pontypridd Police-court on Wednesday Cornelius J. O'Connell, of no fixed abode, was charged with a serious assault on his mother-in-law, Esther Scannel, residing at 2, Old-road, Treforest. From the evidence it appeared that the defendant was in the habit of travelling the country playing a concertina, and had been parted from his wife for some time. On Thursday night lset he went to his mother- in-law's house, where his wife was lodging, and on being refused admission struck Mrs. j Scannel with a boiler lid and a leather belt with a buckle at the end. The result was that the prosecutrix lost a considerable quantity of blood. Dr. J. E. Thornhill said Mrs. Scannel was brought to his surgery. She was bleeding: from the hand profusely owing to the; severance of an artery, and another wound was 4in. in length. She would never have the proper use of her hand again. Defendant pleaded that his only reason for visiting his wife was to bring about a recon- ciliation, as they had been living apart such a long time. Mrs. O'Connell gave her husband a very bad name, but offered to live with him if he would find her a home. Defendant: I will do that. Mrs. O'Connell: Yes, but what sort of one? Defendant: A home is a home, however humble. (Laughter.) Mrs. O'Oonnell: Yes, but a coke oven is a very humble one. (Laughter.) Defendant was sent to gaol for two months with hard labour.
FOOTBALL. I Annual Meeting of the Welsh Association. The annual general meeting of the Foot- ball Association of Wales was held on Wed- nesday at Wrexham, under the presidency of Mr. John Davies. The balance-sheet showed that the association was now worth over £ 1,030; £ 800 had been invested in Con- sols. The record gate of the association was taken last season on the occasion of the mooting of Wales v. England at Cardiff, when the sum of £ 784 was taken. The surplus on the season's working was 1565. Mr. Mercer1 (Cardiff) said that, un- doubtedly, the balance-sheet was the most satisfactory ever presented to the members, but he did think there was an omission, per- haps unintentional. He certainly thought that after the i splendid work the South Wales Association did in connection with the international match at Cardiff some donation might have been voted to that association. The President said if it was understood that this was an appeal from the South Wales Association he was certain that the association would be quite willing to favour- ably consider the matter. Mr. Mercer said he did not speak for the South Wales Association. It was only his personal feeling that the efforts of South Wales should have been recognised. The report and baJanee-sheet were adopted. Mr. John Davies (Wrexham) was re-elected president,, and MI. R. T. Gough (Oswestry) and Mr. Mercer (Cardiff) were nominated for the position of vice-president. Mr. Ll. Wil- liams (Holywell), in moving the election of Mr. Mercer, said he thought it would only be paying a well-deserved compliment to South Wales if they elected that gentleman, especially considering that through the exertions of the South Wales Association they were now in an assured position finan- cially. A ballot was taken, and Mr. Gough secured 27 votes against thirteen recorded for Mr. Mercer, and he was afterwards unanimously elected. Mr. T. E. Thomas (Ohirk) was re-elected treasurer. There were twenty nominia/taons for the twelve seats on the council, and after a ballot had been taken the following were declared elected:—Messrs. Frank Beech, Rhyl- T. H. Buehby, Llangollen; G. E. Davies, Chirk; James Everall, Welshpool; E. T. Hallmark, Chester; Penry Jones, Llan- drindod Wells; W. Nunnerley, Wrexham; Arthur Thomas, Druid's; S. Willmann, Bangor; R. J. Jones, Wrexham; Evan Rees, Welshpool; and J. H. Simister, Whitchurch. Mr R. J. Jones and Mr. J. H. Simister a.re new members. Mr. W. W. Coulson, Oswestry, was re-elected auditor. HORACE BLEW LEAVES HIS OLD CJLUB. Horace Blew, tee international w t-ir»u amateur, who has played so many good games for Wales, his performance against England at Cardiff last season being parti- cuLarly fine, has severed his connection with the Wrexham Club and thrown m his lot with Wrexham Victoria, who have this year been'admitted to the combination. GILFACH-BAEGOED A.F.C. At a meeting 01 tne uuiacn-wargwa -aawu- cia-tion Club the following offioers were cle,et(-d:-Presi-dent, Mr. Thompson (Cardiff); captain, J. Daves: vice-captain, T. E. Jones; treasurer, R. V. Collings; secretary, Arthur Owen. Grange United R.F.C. have several open dates, and will accept good guarantee fixtures.-Apply J. Ford, 17, Kent-street, Grange, Cardiff. e447w30 All Players wishing to take part in a Trial Match, which is to be held at Cwmaman on September 1st, please send their names and positions to Secretary D. James. Shepherds' Arms, Cwmaman. e695al Crlyjicoirwg Juniors ltequire Fixtures R.F.C.; aged 15 to 17; home and away.—Secretary, J. Roberts, 16,-Pleasant View, Glyncorrwg. e610wJO
WATER POLO. PENARTH V. CARDIFF. The Penarth Swimming Club held an aquatic gala on Wednesday, when the chief event was a polo match between Cardiff (the Welsh champions) and Penarth. The latter were minus R. Fergusson, their goalkeeper, and F. S. Munn, whilst Cardiff were repre- sented asi selected. Teams:- Penarth: Goal, L. S. Thomas; backs, G. Possart, D. L. Owen, and H. Babbs; forwards, C. Jones, W. L. Ferrier, and H. E. White (captain). Cardiff: Goal, E. Hamlin; backs, A. E. Oliver, G. Sheridan, and N. Coppock (cap- tain); forwards, P. Rodmilovic, A. Sheridan, and W. Kimber. Referee, Mr. R. J. B. Dickson (Newport). Cardiff won the toss, and defended the deep end. Radmilovic was first to secure, and passed back to Sheridan, who sent in ru shot which was well taken by the home custodian. Cardiff again attacked, and Oliver, swimming away, had an easy shot for goal, which Thomas failed to stop. The homesters then attacked, and Ferrier almost flipped a. goal, the ball rebounding from one of the up- rights. Leonard Thomas then had a warm time in goal. His defence was excellent, but just on the interval Radmilovic beat him with a long shot. --M Half-time score. iroais. Cardiff 2 PonafTth 0 Play re-opened briskly, and a goal registered bv Radmilovic had an immediate response from 0. Jones. Radmilovic, however, was in fine fettle, and added three more goal, to one scored by Chris Jones for Penarth. Final score. Goals. ¡ Cardiff .Js'1 P&na?rth ￼ 2 OTHER EVENTS. Cardiff Seconds beat Penarth Seconds by two goals to one. 50 Yards Handicap (boys under 15).-lst. A. Croll; 2nd, M. Payne: 3rd, S. Botcher. The annual gtala of the Cardiff Swimming Club takes place this (Thursday) evening, when the Gloucester team will be the visitors. The 100 yards championship for the Evening Express" Cup and other interest- ing events will then be contested.
OTTER HUNTING. MR. HASTINGS CLAY'S HOUNDS. The Chepstow Otter Hounds met on Wednes- day at Pencoed Station. There Was a large meet, including the master (Mr. Hastings Clay), Master Clay, Mr. and the Misses Allen (St. Hilary), Sir Francis Pryce (Hensol Castle), the Rev. F. C. Williams (Coychurch), the Rev. R. Williams (Pencoed), Mr Blosse .(Coytreharne), Miss Booker (Llan), Mr. and Mrs. Bruce (Gwm Nash), Mr. Martin (Chep- stow), Mrs. Blandy Jenkins and party ",Llan- haran House), Mrs. Bruce and party (Efail leaf), the Misses Masters (Lanelay Hall), Dr. Simons, Mr. H. E. Lewis, Mr. R. H. Dyer, Mr. W. Thomas, Mr. Purfield, Mr. H. J. Randall, Mr. R. C. Griffiths, Mr. Mansel Griffiths, Mr. Whitton, Mr. T. D. Schofield, Mr. and Mrs. Bramwell, Mr. Edwin Price (Bridgend), Mr. Balathiel, Mr. W. B. Davies, Mr. James Grif- fiths, Mr. Thomas (Penooed), Mr. Mainwaring (Aberavon), Mr. Salmon and pa.rty (Cardiff), Mr. Knowles (Pontypridd), Mr. and Miss Edwards, Miss Morgan (Treforest House), and Mr. M'Kellow (Cardiff). The hounds drew off from Tregroes Bridge, down as far as Coy church Moors, and then hunted back to Coedymwstwr, without any sign of an otter. They again doubled back to the moors and Ty-candy, and on to Water- town. Then they hunted down as far as Ewenny Bridge, and there being no signs of improvement the hounds were called off after four hours' hard work. ø
ATTRACTIVENESS OF BARRY I ISLAND. A meeting of the Barry Licensing Commit- tee was held on Wednesday, Mr. J. D. Wat- son presiding, when it was decided to erect additional notices I at Nell's Point, Barry Island, warning persons of the danger of bathing there at low tide. The following satisfactory letter was read from Mr. T. R. Rice, Southgate-street, Gloucester:—"I have recently spent my holidays at Barry Island, and was greatly pleaded with your lovely country. I was caught once or twice by the rain whilst walking on the sands, and could not help feeling how necessary a good shelter was. The bathing at Barry was excellent."
The Very Rev. Richard Sykes, Father-Pro- vincial of the Society of Jesus in England, accompanied by Father Hayes, S.J., of Liver- pool, and Father Bampton, S.J., of Beaumont, has arrived in Rome for the election of a. cew Father-General of the Society of Jesus.' Although the Irish, Austrian, Polish, and Belgian delegates have not yet arrived it is considered certain that the first meeting of the Congregation for the election of the new Father-General will be held on Saturday next.—Beutcr,
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At Newport on Wednesday Henry Clarke, of 39, Power-street, was sent to prison for a month on a. charge of allowing his two children to become ohargeable to the funds of the Poor-law Union.
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