¡- PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS OARDlFJ' fpHEATRE 100YAL,CARDIFF. Lessee amct Mane,-er.ROBE-UT REDFORD. EVERT EVENING at 7.30, and SATURDAY at Two. IMPORTANT ENGAGEMENT OP MR. JAMES WELCH,. In the New Farcical Play, WHEN KNIGHTS WERE BOLD, Supported by his Powerful Company, previous to his prodTict-ioii of the play in London. NEXT WEEK-The. Gaiety Suooese, THE SPRING CHICKEN. Box Office at Theatre, 10 to 5. Nat. Tel. 362. a7520 not in mortals to command success, but we'll do more—deserve it."—Addisoa. TIiE £ J A -R I> I F F JJMPIBE, ￼ QUEEN-STREET. Mama?ng Director OSWALD STOLL. TO-NIGHT! HAR„ RY CADLE'S" CASEY COURT" SERIES OF PRODUCTIONS. A Screamingly Funny Ecoentrio Act, THE CASEY CIRCUS. A Street Urchin's Idea of Producing a Circus lifrLtertainmient. A Performance conceived in the true spirit of Burlesque. Ito sheer Absurdity moves one to Laughter. MADGE MAY, Comedienne. and Coliseum, Lomdiom; THREE AMARANTHS, Charming Girl Acrobatic Danoera. FRED RUSSELL, -■IratTixluoed by his friend and Ventriloquiol Companion. COSTER JOE." X3TTLE GANTY, A Lump of Fun. NAT CLIFFORD, nt the Whimsical Walk, Words, and Ways. GEO. FORMBY, The Comedian from Lancashire. BAROWSKY TRIO, wBn an Incident of Skill, IN THE WOODS," A Real Comedy Couple, HOWARD and ST. CLAIR, Al uy-s with something Fresh and New. The Most Notable Performance that the Variety Stage has ever offered! ANCILLOTTL AND HIS THOUGHT-READING DOG, "PILU." Can you realise what this really means? PILU is not the ordinary kind of Dog that performs a few commonplace tricks, but he is a Dog that Actually Thinks, and can, more- over, convey the results of his thinking to you. The usual adjectives applied to a Clever Dog axe simply useless to describe PILU. The -Managem,ent place him before their Patrons as the Most Marvellous Dog Ever Seen on a stage, and they confidently ask you to test their statement. Bicycles stored free of chaise. Two Performences Nightly, at 7 and 9. Box Office open, daily (with exception of Saturdays), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 r-m. Lir63 "To amuse and entertain is good. To do both and instruct is better." T 0 L L'S PANOPTICON, ST. MARY-STREET, CARDIFF. TO-NIGET, at 7.15. THE AMERICAN BIOSCOPE COMPANY announce a Complete Change of Progr-amme. including A SON'S REVENGE, A Dram-a of Real Life enacted aanidat charming surroundings. Breathless excitement throughout. A REBELLIOUS WALKING-STICK. Placing its owner in a very awkward predicament. A most amusing trifle. LOGGING IN CANADA. Jaoet interesting and instructive series, show- ing now gigantic trees are handled in the OaaadiaJi Lumber Forests. ??^rp0firr TRANSPORTER BRIDGE, S OLD SWEET SONG," delightfully rendered by Mr. REG. WILLIAMS, popular Welsh Tenor Also "ANCHORED." Both Bongs Beautifully Illustrated. Musical Accom- paniments by Miss HETTY HOCKING THE GREAT STRIKE, A Social Drama of Heart Interest. Superb mounting, photographically perfect. Audiences -—. held spellbound. MATINEES. Wednesday and Saturday, at 2.30. A Colossal Programme, which will include a cinematographic Representation of DEFOE'S C-Ðlebrated. Work, ROBINSON CRUSOE and HIS GOOD MAN FRIDAY. A Popular .I=cnt at Popralar Prices. • Grand Circle, Orchestra Stalls _Pit Italia. GallerrT 6dL 4d. 3d. 2d. ChiMreal, Half-price. NEWPORT. == THE NEWPORT EMPIRE, —' CHAELE3-8TREET ■Managing Director OSWALD STOLL. TO-ISTGHT! Miss Dolly Elsworthy as "Nell Gwyn," supported by 30 Artistes in a New and Grand Production, "Orange Girl." Clarice inetta, vocalist. Gwennie Hasto. Bennett and Martell. The Jailbird, on the American Bioscope. George C. Doughty and Co. in "Captain Cupid." Lively Lillie Langtry, who Can't Keep Still. Carrie Joy, Comedienne. Millie Payne, the New Low Comedy Queen. LI8864 Lye E U M NEW P 0 R T. THIS WEEK, at 7.30 Nightly. MATINEE, Two o'clock SATURDAY. Mr. CYRIL KEIGHTLEY and Company. MONDAY, TUESDAY, and FRIDAY, THE SCHOOL FOR jgCANDAL. 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We make for to-morrow, amd every article sent out from our Factory is guaran- teed sound, durable, and well- eeaaoned-lfurniture to last a life- time a.t least, and at a eensibte price! CASH OR EASY-PAYMENT TERMS. One at Our New Handsomely-illustrated Oatolcgues is yours. for the asking. WESTERN VALLEYS BRANCH- CHURCH-STREET, ABERTILLERY. e7364 PUBLIC NOTICES Y,M.C.A. C-A.RDIFF. -POPULAR -L LF,CTURES.-Seuom- 1906-1907. 1906. October 1st.—" Nations Contrasted," Dr. EMIL REICH. October 15th.—" My Life with Punch,' Sir FRANCIS BUSNAND. October 29th-—" Curiosities of Nature," RICH- ARD KERR, Esq., F.G.S. November 12th.—" The Streets of London," Rev. C. H. GRUNDY, M.A- November 26th.—" The Living Oell," Dr. C. W. SALEEBY, F.R.S.E. December 10th.—" Bavaria Romantic and Pain table," Prof. VON HERKOM: E.R. 1907. January 14ih.—" Musical Entertainment," HARRISON HILL, Eaq. January 29th.—" Art and Religion," FFRANG- OON DAVIES Eeq. February 11th.—" English and American Women," Mrs. T. P. 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RED FUNNEL LINE. SAILINGS from CARDIFF and PENARTH. I (Weather and Circumstances Permitting). OCTOBER, 1906. LEAVE CALTDIFF. Mon., 1-9.0 am, 3.15, 5.15 pm I Tu., 2—9.M am, 4.0 pm j Wed., 3-8.5ù am, 4.0 pm I Thuis., 4—3.20 &m, 4.25, &20 Fri., 5-9.45 am, 5.0 pm Sat., 6-10.10 am, 5.15 pm LEAVE W EBTOli. *1.50, 4.5, 6.15 pm *2.35, 7.45 pm 9.35 am, 7.60 pm *10.5 am, 5.15, 7.10 pm 110.35 am, 6.30 pm IILO am, 7.0 pm • Doe* not call at Fenaxth. Calls at Penarth 10 minutes later. fVie. Barry Pier and Rail. MONDAY, OCTOBER 1st. LYNMOUTH, ILFRACOMBE, Cruise LUNDY. —Cardiff 9.0 am, Barry Pier 9.30 am, Ilfra- oombe 3.45 pm. TUESDAY. OCTOBER 2nd. LYNMOUTH, ILFRACOMBE.—Cardiff 9.46 am, Barry Pier 10.20 a/m, Ilfracombe 4.0 pm. CLEVEDON, via Weston, AFTERNOON TRIP. -Cardiff 4.0 pm, Clevedon 7.0 pm. Fare-is 6d. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3rd. LYNMOUTH, ILFRACOMBE.—Cardiff M.O am, Barry Pier 10.3:) am, Ilfracombe 4.0 pm. CLEVEDON, via Weston, AFTERNOON TRIP. -Caxdiff 4.0 pm, Clevedon 7.0 p-m. Fare-Is 6d. 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TELL-TALE HOMES. 1 Love for the Highest I BRAVE HEARTS I BY LLOYD MEYRICK. I What is the right home atmosphere? Surely, that which makes for "self- reverence, self-knowledge, self-control." If these be absent a house becomes a mere restaurant, sleeping place, or hut of shelter. It is odd, but, nevertheless, a fact, that any observer knows instinc- tively the home atmosphere directly he enters the front door. If conjugal tiffs are frequent the very stair rods pro- claim aloud the fact, and if children are disobedient and flippant the whole fur- niture becomes articulate. I suppose' my readers can call to mind many such homes in which the most effusive urbanity fails to give an air of dignity and peace. Others, again, exdue sweet- ness and fragrance, and one knows that there is no skeleton in the cupboard. How impressive are Emerson's words:- Honour to the house where they are simple to the verge of hardship. What is the hoop that holds them staunch P It is the iron band of necessity, of austerity, which, excluding them from sensual enjoy- ments, has directed their activity in safe a.nd right channels. The angels that dwell with them and axe weaving laurels of life for their youthful brows are toil and want and truth and mutual faith. Want, perhaps, is too gristly a spectre about a home, but toil, truth, and mutual faith are good household gods. From such homes only we may expect character and great souls. Self-reverence, in its widest meaning, includes the faculty of forming some ideal standard superior to the lower nature of animal man and recognising in ourselves some power of approxi- mating to it. The higher the standard the nobler will be the man who cherishes it and tries to attain to it. But it is by no means a rare gift confined to a few select natures. On the contrary, it is the commonest and most universal incen- tive to good conduct. Even in the rudest and simplest form of admiration for physical courage it makes heroes of many a common soldier and sailor. If poor Tommy Atkins, fresh from the plough-tail, stands firm in the shattered squares of Waterloo or on the bloody ridge of Inkerman it is because he has been brought up in the fixed idea that a Briton must not run away from a Frenchman or a Russian. It is this faculty of self-reverence which makes human nature so lovable. The diffe- rence Jbetweea the human and the jn- human is finely expressed by Mr. Ruskin' in "The Crown of Wild Olive": Take tlfe faith in its utmost terms. When the captain of the London shook hands with his mate, saying, "God speed you! I will go down with my passengers," thait I believe to be "human nature." He does not do it from any religious motive—from any hope of reward or any fear of punishment —he does it because he is a man. But when a mother, living among the fair fields of merry England, gives her two-year-old child to be suffocated under a mattress in an inner room while the said motther waits and taJ.ks outside, that I believe to be not human nature. To this noble sentiment of.Ruskin I very fully subscribe. Man has an incurable hunger for the Ideal. A Sidney, dying on the field of Zutphen, hands over the cup of water to a wounded soldier because his soul, nourished on noble thoughts, and his fancy, fed by the old ballads, which, like that of yChevy Chase," stirred him like a trumpet blast, had led him to con- ceive an ideal of a perfect knight, which would have been tarnished by any shade of a selfish action. Gordon sacrifices his life at Khartoum, not only cheerfully, but almost instinctively, because the suggestion that he might save himself by abandoning those who had trusted in him seems an absolute impossibility. George Gissing mentions a story told by Xenophon. The Greeks were on the march, and among the Carduchian Hills two men were seized, and information was sought from them about the track to be followed. One of them would say nothing, and kept silence in spite of every threat, so, in the presence of his companion, he was slain. Thereupon that other made known the man's reason for refusing to point out the way. In the direction the Greeks must take there dwelt a daughter of his, who was mar- ried. It would not be easy to express more pathos than is conveyed in these few words. Xenophon himself, one may be sure, did not feel it quite as we do, but he preserved the incident for its own sake, and there, in a line or two, shines something of human love and sacrifice significant for all time. "We needs must love the highest when we see it," and this is the best proof of the essential goodness of human nature. It is truEr- The long-necked geese of the world Are always hissing dispraise, because their natures are little, But these are among the sheep, who in spite of all their bleating and hissing slavishly follow the larger natures, the greater souls. With self-reverence oomes self-control. It has been well said a man never shows his cousinsihip to the ape so much as when he is in a passion. The manifestations are so exactly similar- irrational violence, nervous agitation, total loss of head, and abdication of all pre- sence of mind and reasoning power. To see a grown-up man reduced to the level of a spoiled child, or of a monkey who has been disappointed of a nut, is' a spectacle of which it is hard to say whether it is more-ridiculous or painful. Even worse than passing violence is the habitual ill-temper which makes life miserable to those who are obliged to put up with it. We call a man who strikes a woman or child with his fist a brute. What is he if he strikes them daily and hourly, ten times more cruelly, with his tongue. A ten times greater brute. And yet there are men, calling themselves gentlemen, who do this, either from sheer brutality of nature, or often from incon- sideratefiess, coarseness of fibre, and inability to exercise self-control in minor matters. A man with the rudder of self- reverence, self-knowledge, and self-control can wring oat of life all its joys and be master of his fate. After all, what do we want to be able to say when the end comes ? That we have made money and attained large notice in the wills column. That we have attained dignities, and our actions have been much in the mouths of men, or to choose the better part and be able to say with Shelley: To suffer woes which hope thinks infinite, To forgiv^e wrongs darker than death or night, To defy Power which seems omnipotent, To love a.nd bear, to hope till hope crea/tea From its own wreck the thing it contem- plates Neither to change, nor falter, nor repent This, like thy glory, Titan is to be Good, great, and joyous, beautiful and free This is alone Life, Joy, Empire, and Victory. Individually we are like the chariot of which Plato writes, which had two horses—one straining upward to the spheres, the other plunging darkly down- ward to the depths. We are a bundle of passions and contradictions, and there is no health in us. Well, I must stop. I wander on in this column, never know- ing when I start what form my observa- tions will ultimately take. I meant to talk more on home atmosphere, but the latter part of this straying essay is nafc entirely beside the point. Still, as Mr. Whitelaw Reid said the other day, quoting from Carlyle, a newspaper writer had in his power "To make some nook of God's creation a little fruitfuller, to make some human hearts a little wiser, manfuller, happier. It is work for a god." If I am privileged to be allowed to do. how- ever small a share of this work, I am more than content.
4™ GREAT ART DRAWING All COUPONS cut from the WESTERN KAIL," "EVENING EXPRESS, and "WEEKLY MAIL" Must be sent to THE NATIONAL ART UNION, WESTERN MAIL-BUILDINGS, CARDIFF, ON OR BEFORE SATURDAY NEXT, OCTOBER 6. Coupons must be accompanied by Stamps or Postal Orders to the Value of One Penny for Each Coupon. A Consolation Prize is awarded to Every Person sending 50 Coupons at one time. if the sender does not succeed in winning one of the Prizes offered. di7523
OLD MAN'S 80th FAIRING I Although in his 89th year William Con- gram, of Chittlehampton, Devon. walked to and from Barnstaple Fair, a distance of ten miles. It was his SUtil visit.
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Bombarding a Whale I MONSTER THAT DEFIED CAPTURE An exciting whole story comes by the South African mail this week. The hero was a 70 foot leviatha-n and the scene Table Bay. The whale had been noted by a fishing fleet on a Monday at the beginning of September, and, watch being kept, it was again seen If spouting" on the Thursday. Two five-oared boats, in charge of George Shay and Alfred Rutgers respectively. put out in quest of it. and a tremendous struggle enaued. The whale was harpooned by one of the men in Shay's boat, and immediately made for the open sea, dragging the boat after it. Then it stopped short and made preparations for a fight. It prevented the boat getting near, and was only overcome when a lucky chance gave Shay's men an opportunity of throwing two explosive bombs at it. There was an awful struggle, in which the whale got the rope round it tail and dragged the harpoon out. Badly wounded though it was, the monster immediately made for the ocean, and the boats could not get near it again and had to return home. The whale was valued at L800.
GREAT BAND CONTESTS I Welsh Competitors at the Crystal I Palace The annual brass band competitions took place at the Crystal Palace on Saturday. The entries were conspicuous for two features— one, the absence of all the crack bands, such as the Besses o' th' Barn and the Black Dike, and the other the increase in the number of bands that entered. From Wales thirteen bands had entered for one or other of the seven competitions, the largest group being in the preliminary cup section, for which Blaengwynfi, Caerphilly, Owmbran, Senghenydd, and Ynyshir com- peted. Owing to an unfortunate circumstance the Senghenydd men were unable to com- pete. Amongst the awards were the follow- ing:— Thousand guinea championship, won by the Wingates Temperance Band. Linthwaite was second, Wyke fourth, and Irwell Springs (who won last year) eighth. Aheramran amd Tonyrefail were not placed. Grand shield section, won by Spencer's Steelworks. The Lewis'-Merthyr Colliery Band (Mr. J. Locker) competed. Junior cup section, won by Rishworth and Ryburn. Nantymoel Band (Mr. W. Smith) competed. Preliminary shield section: 1st, Wilson's Band, Hull; 2nd, Albion Colliery, Cilfynydd (Mr. A. Foxall); 3rd, Gilfach Goch (Mr. W. G. Paterson). Preliminary cup section, won by Barnsley Borough Band. Neither of the Welsh bamds in this section gained a place. Consolation cup section, won by Wrighting- ton Bond. Bargoed Band not placed. Reed band section, won by 1st V.B. Buffs. The 3rd South Walles Borderers (Mr. S. T. Roderick) not placed. The adjudicators were Lieutenant Charles Godfrey (late Royal Horse Guards Blue), Mr. Tom Morgan (late Coldstream Guards), and Mr. W. Short, L.B.A.M. (his Majesty's private band). Mr. Tom Morgan is a native of Llanelly and a Welsh-speaking Welsh. man. In the evening a concert was given in the Grand-hall, when the Alx'raman Band was amongst those selected to play with eight others for the massed band" numbers.
MR PLOWDEN'S MODESTY. A woman complained to iMr. Plowden at Marylebone on Saturday about the price she had been charged for certain,laxti-oleo she hod sent to the laundry. Here," she said, is a list of the things; I would like you to look at it." Mr. Plowden: I don't think I had better, Mr. Plcwden: I do do you? She insisted, however, saying that there was nothing in the list she minded him seeing. Are you sure?" inquired Mr. Plowden. "Nothing, I mean, to raise a blush? (Laughter.) Well, with some miskiving I will look at it. One white petticoat—' You have been a little too trustful in asking me to read this, I think. Well, I certainly won't read it aloud." Eventually the magistrate said that he was unable to assist her, and she left the court. Another woman, who asked for a separation order, said she thought that her husband was past reform. Mr. Plowden: You must make the best of your own bargain. You married him, you know, and took him for better or for worse. The worst you have disclosed is that you hove a husband who is troublesome and tire- some in some ways. Your lodgers, you say, axe kind to him. Copy your lodgers.
EXCITEMENT AT A STATION A remarkable incident occurred a.t Barry Dock Railway St&tdon on Saturday ui? tnA seaman named Ingebert Hermansen. aged 38, who had been paid off from the steamer Grange wood, was walking along the down platform, apparently waiting the arrival off a train, when, just as the 9.40 passenger train from Cardiff was stea-ming round the curve into the station, he went off the plat- form on to the metals. The train knocked him down and ran over him, one of his legs being out off. He was also shockingly cut about the head and other parts of the body. On being packed up he was found to be alive, and was carried to the Town Accident Hospital, where he was attended by Dr. Six- smith. He lies in a critical condition, his recovery being despaired of. Hetrmamsen is a native of Porsgrund, and his discharges ahow that his character on board ship was very good.
SUICIDE AFTER DEFEAT I An official dispatch from. Bali „ states that i the Prince of Tabanan and his son, the heir to the throne, have committed suicide. A desperate sortie of BaM natives against Dutch troops, resulting in 400 men, women, and children being killed, was announced a week ago. Tho disaster was followed by the formal surrendOT of the Prince of Tabanan and his family to the Dutch, authorities.
MURDER BY AN ALPINE GUIDE French detectives who have been searching for the missing Swiss deputy Braunschweig, of Chaux de Fords, report that he was mur- dered by a. guide. Herr Braunschweig disappeared during a tour of the Tyrolese Alps on August 10. The detectives state that they will not make public the details of their discovery until they have arrested the murderer, but it is understood that the unfortunate deputy was killed and thrown over a precipice. A party of guides is now exploring the base of the precipice in search of the body. The deputy's family has offered a reward for the I apprehension of the murderer.
SHOCKING COLLIERY ACCIDENT I William Lewis, residing- at 24, Dinam- street, Nantymoel, met with injuries which proved fatal, at the Ocean Western Colliery,! Nantymoel, on Saturday. Deceased, who was only engaged for the day as a shackler in place of the usual person, who had gone to Manchester by an excursion, was knocked down and run over by a full journey of! trams. Mr. Lewis was treasurer of the local Federation lodge and secretary of the Eng- lish Baptist Church at Nantymoel. He leaves a widow and six children, of whom only two are working.
£100,000 LEFf TO A VALET I Patrick Colbert, a valet, benefits to the extent of 9100,000 under the will of his late master, Dr. Frank Freel, says a New York correspondent. Dr. Freel's mother and sisters, from whom he had been estranged, are left out of the will, and, although probate has been granted, they will appeal against Colbert being made the sole beneficiary.
FOX HUNT IN DINING-ROOM A fox, pursued by the Grafton Hounds, dashed through the open window into the dining-room of Gayhurst House, theresi- denoe of Mx. W. W. Garlile, ex-M.P. for North. Bucks. The hounds fallowed the fox, qmd killed their quarry in the room. The furniture and carpet were conedder&bly j damaged.
I Motorists' Lucky Escape I EMPIRE ACROBATS "RIDE IN THE AIR." A motor-cair accident occurred on Sunday at Pyle, near Bridgend, as a result of which the two occupants of the car were hurled from their acet-s over a fence on to a road below, the car being also very badly damaged. The car was proceeding over the railway bridge a.t Pyle, when, owing to the steering gear breaking, the car ran into a fence and turned turtle. The driver stuck to his handle, but he and part of the car were thrown over the fence on to a grass plot, while the other occupant was thrown into a road below lead- ing to the railway station--& distance of between ten and twelve yards. The driver complained of pains in his back, but the other occupant, Friel Lyons, who is one cf the Lyons Trio, who were performing at Car- diff Empire last week, sustained no injury beyond a cut on a finger of his left hand. In conversation with a Western Mail" representative, Lyons said he would pro- bably have been seriously injured but for the fact that he is an acrobat. An ordi- nary person would close his eyes with fright, but, although the accident was so sudden, he kept his eyes open instinctively, and managed to control himself so that he fell on his shoulders. I am used to tumbling about," he said, "but that is the longest ride in the air I have yet experienced. I would not go on a motor-car now for a thou- sand pounds. My life seemed to come before me while I was in the air." Our reporter also saw George" on his return from Pyle to Cardiff. The accident was caused by the steering gear going wrong. He felt pains in the back, but thought he would be better in a day or two. He refused to disclose his name.
DODGING THE DECTECTIVE8 Girl who Robbed Her Employers I There was an element of romance in a caee which came before Mr. Fordham at North London on Saturday. Effie Margaret Trip- low, 22, bookkeeper, of Hollowa-y, was aharged. on remand with stealing on April 3, 1905, the sum of L6, which she had received for and on account of Williams Brothers, grocers, at Stroud Green-road. Binney Milne, assistant to the prosecutors at their Stroud Green-road branch, said that on Monday, April 3, 1905, a lady named Agar pa-id him £6 on her account. He handed this sum to the prisoner, and she gave him an official receipt. Edward Ashiton, the manager at the shop, said fahat he failed to find an entry of the z66. When questioned, the accused said that she believed she had the money, but could not tell what had become of it. The accusied now pleaded guilty, and her motlher said that the girl was not living at home at the time, and she did not see her for some months after. Every time ehe heard that the detectives were after her she disappeared for, months at a. time, and nobody knew where she went. Tthe accused said that when she had to flee from the police she was with relatives. Her young man had the money, and when he knew the police were making inquiries about him he threw her over and had married someone else. Mr. Fordham sentenced her to two months in the second division.
GIVING AWAY 55 MILLIONS. I I Mr. Carnegie & His Surplus Cash I The Yorkshire "Herald" says We understand that Mr. Andrew Carnegie has sent a communication to a number of school boards and other public bodies in Scotland intimating that he intends to dispose of fifty-five millions of his fortune in his life- time for the benefit of humanity, and asking for suggestions as to the most beneficial objects and means of allocation. No part of the money is to be devoted to the support of ministers or church services."
I. SHOT ON HIS WEDDING MORN I A well-known doctor in Plauen, Germany, who was to have been married, was found shot in his bed, with a revolver at his side. The doctor, who was. just 30 years old, was one of the rising medical men of the day, but he had become entangled with a woman, wbo had taken a solemn oath that if he married amyone else but her she would shoot the bride at the altar.
I ROMANTIC SEQUEL TO MURDER TRIAL Considerable interest was aroused by a marriage which took place at St. Sepulchre's, Northampton, on Saturday. The bridegroom was Private Steel, who, it will be remem- bered, was tried and acquitted, at lasit Northampton Aseizes, on a chrarge of mur- dering a. man namied Hiodges, who had fol- lowed Siteel and another soldier named Ham- 3nond whp-n they were walking in a field with two girls. The bride was UIlIa Wills, one of the girls, and Private Hammond amd Kate' Halliday, the second girl, acted as best man and bridemaid. It was proved at the trial that Hodges had been in the haibit of black. mailing lovers.
MR. HOLMES & MR. ATWELL. I To the Editor of the Evening Express." I Sir,—Mr. A. J. Atwell, in a letter to the "Evening Express," challenges my right to express an opinion because my length of residence in Cardiff is insufficient. Well, I have been here eight years, have paid my rates—both Poor-law and borough—and am not even af passive resister. When did Mr. Atwell arrive here? His name, like mine, indicates an importation, yet he claims to be a Christian Socialist. Well, one of the principles of that profession is, "All mem equal in the sight of God." If he believes that, why challenge my right to oriticise any public body to which I contribute as a rate- payer? All this by the way. It is evident Mr. Atwell has not read my letter. If he has he deliMely evades the points. I challenged the authorities, not only on moral, but business lines, as to the futility of stone- breaking as a punishment. Does Mr. Atwell defend stone-breaking ae a Christian Socialist? Am I to take it as such in his defence of the board? He talks about the thriftless and lazy. What has made them so? Answer me that, Mr. Atwell, Christian Socialist. Is it not our social system a.nd our religious hypocrisy? But, bad as our social system is, I ques- tion if it has made more professional tramps than the brutal casual ward; end yet 70 per cent. of the boards of guardians have abolished this system. Mr. Atwell, m a Christian, defends it. Just do me the honour, Mr. Atwell, of reading my letters. Don't evade the points at issue on the flimsy pro- text of residential qualification. I claim the right as an Englishman to speak when I feel sure of my ground, and I am doubly sure of this. I reiterate all the charges I made. Now, sir, come out and defend them. Are you in favour of stouebreaking? Are you in favour of sending honest poor into the workhouse? Are yon in favour of lumping the children into so-called scattered homes. where there is not an element of home 1-fe, and where the cost per head is over 9s. per week (on the authority of a Cardiff guar- dian)? Are you a guardian, Mr. Atwell? If eo, I have never heard of you, in the direc- tion of the unfortunate poor, pushing your Christian Socialism. If you are not a guar dian, then you are guilty of the offence you charge me with-intoerforing with a publio body. Have the guardians appointed you as their defender? Surely not. Weak as they are, they could, surely, never be reduced to the pitiable position o: select- ing you as their defender, whose only plea. is, You have not lived long enough in Cardiff to speak." Fde 1 Mr. Atwell. fist Come to the points at issue-I am, Ac., Cardiff, Sept. 27, J. HOLHES, i
Over the Cliffs I THE WAY OUT OF THE WORLD. Another Beachy Head tragedy is reported. On Saturday evening a gentleman noticed a. dark object in the cliff at the Great Fall, and upon climbing up to ascertain what it was saw the body of a young man. Owing to the high tide the police were unable to reach the spot until yesterday morning, when they found deceased lodged about 180ft. up the cliff. With considerable difficulty he was got down and placed on the stretcher. The police, however, were again cut off by the tide, and it was not until yesterday after- noon that the body was brought back to Eastbourne, where his parents live. Deoeased was Ernest James Barrow, aged sixteen. He bad been employed as a clothier's assistant at Sutton, Surrey, and came home for two or three days' holiday. Last week he left home with the intention of returning to Sutton, and was not heard of again. It is believed that the body had been in the cliffs five or six days. In his clothing was found his photograph and that of a young lady.
TREKKING FROM A CURSE I That strange religious sect, the Swanepoels, who, thinking the Almighty has doomed the Transvaal to destruction, have left their old home .and trekked for Cape Colony, have, in the Robertson district, found an estate, which they have the option of purchasing at L25,000, should it suit their purpose. There are about 250 Swanepoels now working at Robertson, and 150 more are expected in due course. The settlers have been on the land for only six weeks, but they have already made won. derful progress, and the farm, which has looked dreary and barren hitherto, now bears traces of hardworking hands. The living accommodation is found in tents and shanties, but already a church and a school have been run up." They are a happy and contented sect, prac- tising communism, the common fund being controlled by four members elected by the community. They seem the right sort of immigrants— hard-working, not interfering, and well sup- plied with certain kinds of stock and trans- port.
GIRLS' ESSAYS ON BOYS I There is no doubt that girls admire boys for their courage. Boys are very brave, because they are never afraid of falling out when they clean windows. Some boys are never afraid of mice." So wrote May George, one of the girls attending St. Anne's Day School, Soho, in an essay on "Boys." Last month the Rev. T. Allen Moxon gave specimens of boys' opinions of girls in the "St. Anne's Maga- zine"; t)he qllotations from the girls' essays on "Boys in the September issue show that the girls are much more ready to give praise where it is due. There is something chivalrous in boys which appeals to them. Some boys." says Frances Benneyworth, "are very nasty to their sisters indoors, but if anybody soys anything against them the stand up for their sisters." But boys' mischievous tendencies are con- demned. Boys like letting off fireworks ibehind people's blacks, when walking or talk- ing, and in this they take a great delight," says Rose King, and Bessie Stockley seems to have suffered personally: Some boys are very tormenting. They pull the girl's hair until they get a bad headache, and then they sometimes say they didn't mean to do it."
CHASE ON THE HOUSETOPS I After an hour's hunt on the roofs of houses in Sit. Jlohnrsfcreet, Clerkenwell, early yester- day morning, the police succeeded in arrest- ing two men, who were charged with break- ing into No. 80, the promises of Messrs. WaMron Bros., basket-makers. A oomsrbafelo had bis suspicions aroused by the violent barking- of a dog, and, walking up a marrow court, he saw two men on the roof of the shop. The officer summoned assistance, and it was found that an attempt bad been made to break into the rear of the Palmer Tyre Company, No. 78, St. Jolhn- street, and that a. large pane of glass had been removed from the roof of Messrs. Waldron's shop. The officers surrounded the block, climibed to the roof, and searched in all likely places without seeing the burglars. The men were eventually caught in the count as they were making their escape. During the night the shop of Messrs. Bodega Bros., cheese importers, Oowcross- street, Clerkenwell, was broken into, the burglars escaping with their booty.
THE ELEMENTS OF FOOD ARE LIKE THE ELEMENTS OF KNOWLEDGE. CHARAC- I TERISED BY A GREAT SIMPLICITY. The preparation of HORLICK'S MALTED MILK is simplicity itself, needing only the addition of water. Persons who are in the enjoyment of ordinary health wil receive benefit there- from because it is a complete food-beverage which, at the same time. does not tax the äigtive organs. Of all chemists, 111. 6d. and 2s. 6d. per bottle. Free sample sent for two stamps, to cover postage, by Irorliek's Pood Company, 34. Farringdon-road, London, E.O. low
I A Narrow Escape SCOTCH EXPRESS IN PERIL AT NEWCASTLE A Newcastle correspondent telegraphs that the Scotch express which left King's Cross at ten o'clock on Saturday night had a narrow escape from serious disaster at New- castle on Sunday morning. Just after the train had passed over the high-level bridge over the Tyne to run into Newcastle Station the engine of the express collided with a light engine. The impact was slight, as the train was slowing up. Had the express been travelling faster some part of the train would probably have gone into the river. As it was, the engine was derailed and the track torn up. The passengers h.ad to walk back to Gateshead and thence to Newcastle, being forwarded by a new train. About a thousand local passengers were delayed from two to three hours, and the Leeds express was kept three hours outside Gateshead.
FIRE AT SWANSEA I Inmates Escape by Window. I At 3.30 on Sunday morning Bolioe-constable Griffiths whilst on duty in High-street, Swansea, saw volumes of smoke proceeding from the chimney of No. 100, High-street, which is a shop occupied by Mr. E. Teesdale, sen., sugax-boiler and confectioner. He at once proceeded to arouse the inmates, and Messrs. Ernest Teesdale and Ivor Teesdale escaped from a back bedroom window and over the back kitchen roof. The fire was put out within an howr, but the shop was practically gutted. The cause is entirely unknown. A Series of Fires at Cardiff. I There was a series of outbreaks of fire I at Cardiff on Saturday night. The most ¡ serious took place at 37, James-street, Docks, a grocer's lock-up shop belonging to ¡ Mr. W. J. Ferguseon, and above which Mr. Samuel Stewart resides with his family. A fire had originated in the cellar, which was well alight when the brigade, under Superin- tendent Geen, arrived, but it was soon extin- guished. In the meantime the people upstairs had been aroused by the police and taken to a place of safety. Mr. Fergusson had left the premises between twelve and one o'clock, when everything was apparently safe. Considerable damage was done, but the contents were insured.
SINGING TO HER KITTEN I An amusing incident occurred, at Mary- lebone during the hearing of a case in which a, little woman named Harriet Merry, aged fifty-nine, of Cirencester-street, Paddington, was chargod with being drunk and dis- orderly. A constable found her shouting and bawling early one morning, and she had to be taken to the station on a.n ambulance. "The constable tells a great falsehood," interrupted the prisoner. There was no one near-no one but me and the cat, and I was just singing to it It's the poor that helps the poor' when the constable came up." Mr. Plowden was anxious to know what became of the cat. "Oh, here it is," she said; "this is my cat," and, saying this, she exhibited to view a little black kitten, which mewed as she produced it from her bag. "I was singing to it," she added, to keep it quiet." Mr. Plowden: Which was making the most noise—she or the kitten? (Laughter.) The constable replied that she was. Mr. Plowden fined her 10s., or seven days, I whereupon the kitten mewed again.
5,000 PEOPLE AT A FORTH FUNERAL I Close upon 5,000 people attended the funeral of Mrs. Griffiths, wife of Mr. T. Griffiths, J.P., Porth, director of Messrs. Insoles (Limited), which took place on Saturday. The place of interment was the family vault in the churchyard adjoining the old Congrega- tional Chapel, Cymmer. 'there were present representatives of various mining interests, corporate bodies, and a large number of ministers of religion drawn from the Rhonddas, Aberdare, Merthyr, Llantrisant, Cowbridge, and Cardiff. The Cymmer Col- lieries suspended operations at 12.30 p.m. as a mark of respect and in order to enable the workmen to take part in the funeral obsequies. Nearly every house in the district had the blinds drawn, and there were un- mistakable signs of general regret. The Rev. C. Tawelfryn Thomas (Groeswen) and the Rev. Bryn Thomas (Ferndale) officiated at the residence and at the graveside respec- tively. Close upon 600 messages of condolence have been received from all parts of South Wales.
WIFE AND WAGONETTE I At Pontypool on Saturday Henry Waters, of the New Inn, Griffithstown, was charged by his wife. Mrs. Amelia. Waters, with steal- ing a wagonette, her property. Mr. W. J. Everett, of Pontypool. appeared for the com- plainant, and Mr. Harold Lloyd. of Cardiff, defended. Mr. Lloyd stated he would choose to have the case tried by a jury, and he was posi- tive no jury would ever convict. The case was adjourned for a week.
MAIL STEAMER ASHORE I The mail steamer Partridge, bound from Ardrossan to Belfast, went ashore in a dense fog on Saturday in Belfast Lough. In response to her signals, the steamer Grouse, also bound to Belfast, stood by and took off the passengers and mails, which the latter vessel landed at Belfast during the forenoon. The Patridge was re-fioated later, and pro- ceeded to Belfast. The extent of the damage has not yet been ascertained.
CARDIFF CHAUFFEUR CHARGED I At Bridgend on Saturday Augustus Mines, of the Royal Tudor Hotel, Tuaor-street, Cardiff, chauffeur, was summoned for driving recklessly at BrocaBtle, near Bridgend, on September 20. The oaee forms a sequel to a collision between a motor-car and a horse. Mr. T. J. Hughes, who appeared for the po-lioe. stated that the other side desired an adjournment, and the case was, therefore, adjourned.
BLAZE AT BIGLIS BRICKWORKS I The police fire brigade at Barry Dock were on Saturday summoned to the Bigldo Brick- works, near Oadoxton-Barry, where a. fixe had broken out in one of the buildings. This building was burnt to the ground. The efforts of the police were mainly directed towards preventing the spread of the fire, amd in this they were successful.
SEQUEL TO MINISTER'S INJURIES I James Edwards, Llanhowel, was fined the I total of JE1 8s. 6d. at Mathry Sessions for driving a horse and trap to the common danger on August 7, when the Rev. T. Lewis, pastor of Berea, Carnhedryn, was thrown out of his trap, against which defendant collided, and sustained severe injuries to his thead.-Def,ende,nt said he was the more Un- fortunate of the two.
SWANSEA WATCHMAN'S DEATH I Thomas Bowcn, a dock watchman, 66 years of age, and resident of Bethesda-street, com- plained on Saturday morning of violent pains in tihe stomach, sat down on the sofa, and died almost immediately. v
CHILD'S BODY FOUND AT NANTGARW I The body of a newly-born male child has been found, wrapped I iB underclothing, in a hedge in Cardiff-road, Nantgarw. The dis- covery was made by a man named Matthew Hearn, of Cardiff.
WIFE'S TRAGIC DEATH AT DOWLAIS Margaret Davies, aged 40, wife of John Davies, 11, Francis-street, Dow lads, died sud- denly on Sunday morning. She called her husband ait 5.30 to go to work. Half aiD.. hour later the husband took her up n> cap of jaocoa. IItld fotmd her-dead.
THE LR.C. BALLOT I MR. KEIR HARDIE DEFEATED Majority Rejects His Policy Although the actual figures showing the result of the Miners' Federation ballot as to joining the Labour Representation Com- mittee will not be known until the votes are counted at the Swansea conference this week, the Welsh miners' leaders have reason to believe that the result will show a small majority against the Labour Representation Committee. It is known, as we mentioned a fortnight ago, that in Wales the ballot will show a majority of over 9,000 in favour of the Labour Representation Committee, and it is also admitted that Scotland has given an overwhelming vote on the same side. In England, however, feeling is more divided, and a great majority in one of the English districts has restored the balance of the voting power. In the result it is believed that the total vote over the whole Federa- tion area will show a small majority for rejecting the policy of the Labour Re presen- tation Committee, which, of course, forbids any of its representatives in Parliament obeying the Whips of either t'he Liberal or Conservative parties.
"COUNTESS" SENTENCED Sat on the Edge of Her Chair A widow named Bouille has been sentenced to two years' imprisonment in Paris for com- mitting swindles to the extent of £ 8,000. Blhe passed herself off as the Comteese d'Aubigny, and on the strength of the state- men/t that she would inherit 1200,000 from her husband's people, borrowed large sums. The suspicions of a M. Chevalier, one of her viotims, was aroused by a friend, who pointed out that the countees sa.t on the edge of a chair. "No lady in high society," said the friend, "ever sits on the edge oi a chair. She always sits in the middle." Mme. Bouille had an accomplice called Modin, who made his escape beiore the war- rant was out for his arrest. It was reported some time agd that Modin had died at Anger- ville (Calvados), but M. Chevalier affirmed during the case that he saw him in a cab at Paris the day before the trial. He attempted to follow him, but was unable to do so owing to a block in the traffic. A fresh inquest is to bo held on the body of the man found aft Calvados.
AN INCREASED REVENUE The quarterly returns of the revenue of the United Kingdom were issued by the Treasury on Saturday. They show that the total revenue for the September quarter wiv3 £ 31,259,052, an ,increase of £ 576,773 over the corresponding quarter of 1905, but that there is a deficiency of z6612,054 of the balance in the Exchequer to meet the charges for the quarter. The total revenue of zC31,259,052 is divided under the following headsCustoms, £ 8,242,919; excite, £ 8,426,000; estate, Ac., duties, C4,929,000,, stamps, £ 1,810,000; house duty, £ 20,000; property and income-tax, £1,62D,roJ.; Post Office, £ 3,980,000; telegraph service, £ 1,180,000; Crown lands, £ 110,000; receipts from Suez Canal shares and sundry loans, £ 676,683; miscellaneous, £ 264,450. For the first half of the present financial year the total revenue has amounted to £ 63,095,352. This is a net increase over the. corresponding half of last year of £ 1,650,674. Of this increase no less than ZI,M,054 comes from estate duties. The Budget estimate of the amount to be received from death duties was £ 13,200,000, and already in the first half of the year a sum of £ 9,905,893 has been received.
FATHER JONES MEMORIAL A sermon in memory of the late Father Jones was preached at St. Mary's oirurcil, Cardiff, on Sunday evening by the Rov. H. A. Ooe, vicar of St. Dyfrig's, who was for twenty Yeaxs assistant-priest under Father Jones. After the service a large number of the congregation met at the scJroolrooan, in order to consider the best way of perpetuating Father Jones's memory. The Rev. Gilbert Heaton was in the chair, and was supported by the Lord Mayor and others. The Lord Mayor moved a resolution that a memorial be established, and Mr. Heaton said he could not think of anything which the late vicar would have wished for more than the building of new vestry-rooms. Mr. Cullimore moved an amendment that a stained-glass window be raised. The Lord Mayor said he saw no reason why a stained-glass window could not be erected in addition to the vestry. The vestry would cost at least L500, and he looked forward to a larger amount than that being subscribed. Mr. H. J. Thatcher, who was also in favour of building a vestry, read a letter from the Rev. Mr. Noel, who promised to contribute iio towards the expense. On a vote being taken the majority were of opinion thait the memorial should take the shape of vestry-rooms. A committee was appointed, and a further mooting will be held in the Bute-terrace Schoolrooms on Friday, at 8.30.
BIGAMIST KISSED IN COURT An unusual incident marked the proceed- ings at the North London Court in connedtion with a charge of bigamy preferred against Samuel Flewers, 57, a labourer, of Chapman- read, Hackney-wick. When summoned for maintenance by his wife, Flewexl3 confessed he had married again in the belief that his wife was dead. Mary Emma Blay, the second wife, said that the prisoner was a good ihusiband to her aad a kind father to her four children. Mr. Fordham committed accused for trial. but allowed him out on his own bail. He told him that the judge would by this know what he (the magistrate) thought of the case. As Flewers left the dock the second wife rushed forward and affectionately kissed him.
RAVENOUS WEDDING GUESTS John Bickhorst, a wealthy peasant of Oerdinghamsen, in West Prussia, invited to the wedding of bis da-ughtsr only guests with good, "healthy appetites. For each guest he provided lilb. of beef, lib. of pork, lib. of veal, Jilb. of mirtifcan, and half a fowl, with an unlimited supply of vegetables, bread, wine, and beer. The guests rose to the occasion and con- sumed 1,5001b. of beef, 1,20011b. of pork, 9001b. of veal, 6001b. of mutton, 250 chickens, 153 geese, 100 dtroks, 100 turkeys, and 350 loaves of bread. Five tents were erected to accommodate the 1,280 guests. Eackhorsit is a peasant who has grown weaiLtihy, and owns a large estue, but ho still clings to the' peasant customs of hos- pitality and the peasant appetite.
GRIM TRAGEDY ON A WARSHIP On the arrival of H.M.S. Crescent, flying Rear-Admiral Durnford's flag, at Simon's Bay, on Thursday, September 6 (says the South African Weekly News"), a terrible story of a tragedy that occurred on August 8 at Port Louis was recounted. A man, McDonald by name (a servant to the Secretary of the Admiralty), slept aft with a sergeant of marines and anothr. marine, who had a good conduct medal and 22 years' service in the navy to his credit. The tragedy -took place early in the morning, when the marine, without pro- vocation, practically backed off McDonald's head. The victim was a young unmarried man, and his assailant, who is also single, is said to be welf off. The marine was found to be a homicidal maniac, and, pending arrival in England, is confined on the Crescent.
DEATH IN A CAB AT MERTHYR A painfully sudden death occurred at Her. thyr on Saturday night. Hopkin Lewis, 1, Bvans's-terrace, Gilfachcynon, Twynyrodin, who formerly kept the Barley Mow Inn, went to the Locomotive and Railway Inn, Lower High-street, and called for a glass of beer. Immediately he was supplied he complained of feeling ill, and was allowed to lie down on a seat in the tap-room, Mrs. Morgan, the landlady, placing a pillow under his head. Presently he became unconscious, and died in a. oatb on the way home.
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LIFE ON METHYLATED SPIRITI Having made himself drunk with methy- lated spirit, Duke Smith, a labourer, was brought before the Nottingham Bench on Saturday. He pleaded that he had been in a low state, and methylaffced spirit was three- parts of his support. R's killing you as fast as it cam do," exclaimed the presiding magistrate. The Defendant: Three ounces was all that I took. The Magistrate: Shocking! The Defendant: I feel dizzy and stupifled now, bust I have to take it as a. stimulant. On the defendant promising to mend his ways and expressing his willingness to go to the workhouse, the magistrates adjourned the case generally.
TEACHERS' CONFERENCE I Presiding on Saturday at the annual con- I ference of the National Federation of Assistant Teachers, held at Nottingham, Mr. It. T. Mawbey, of West Ham, devoted his inaugural address to the subject of the staff- ing of primary schools, urging that, to effect improvement, the children in every grade must have fair treatment. He granted that in secondary schools fees were paid, but con. tended that there was no reason why, in free schools. the staff should not be both sufficient and efficient.
RAILWAY DISASTER Five persons have been killed and twenty injured in a disaster on the Pennsylvania Railroad eleven miles no-rth of Philadelphia. The engine of a New York express ploughed haJlf-way through the rear ooaoh of a Long Branch train for Philadelphia. The coach. :n frotut of the rear one was crushed to splinters, and the other coaches were crippled.—-Renter.
KINDNESS ENDS IN DEATH I Mrs. Mary A. Grimes, a housekeeper, of I Wellington-place, Canning Town, seeing two I intoxicated women in the street, said: Poor things, I know them. I will go and help them home." She went to assist them, but all fell in the street. Mrs. Grimes was dead when picked up. A doctor told the coroner on Saturday death was due to the bursting of an artery. Accidental death was the verdict.
POISON IN A CHALICE I The chalice in the villige church of Daber- koff, near Stettin, was filled by mistake with sulphuric acid instead of wine. Three women had drunk before the mistake was discovered.