To-day's Short Story. A LOVE YARN. I There waa an afternoon tea in progress at the Almonze Clnb. The young women who had managed, with more or leas difficulty, to obtain their diplomas from the various in- stitutions of learning in Brockhurst were all attired in their prettiest gowns, and further adorned with their most agreeable smiles. Eloise French, was serving chocolate at a table all a-bloom with yellow chrysan- themums, and Virginia Lenox was pouring tea at one in the opposite corner, where violets scented the air. The amiable "poetess" who was being "tead," as the club called it, bowed graciously to one and another of the gueetA3 as the stately M.iss Howell, the club's president, presented them to her. Altogether, the afternoon was proceeding very satisfac- torily, when Miss Cross and her brother entered the room. The amiable poetess smiled still more graciously when they were presented to her, and the tall Miss Howell blushed as she performed the ceremony. "You've really been a martyr long enough," said Miss Howell, when the Crosses had moved on. "There seems to be a lull in the arrivals, and you deserve a cup of tea for the way you've borne up under hearing people tell you how much they enjoyed your Last book. Let us come and get some." "I am a little fatigued," confessed Mrs. Lenora. Weston Grey, as her name always appeared. "Can't I sit down with you in some nook for a few minutes and recruit my forces?" "Come into the little den where the club writes its letters and pins up its draperies on reception days. You can be quiet there, and I'll bring you some tea." Miss Howell parted the portieres and ushered the dia-nguisbed guest into the tiny study. Then she made her way to the tea table, smiling and submitting graciously to numberless interruptions. One of these was Philip Cross. He stopped her as she was bearing her cups of tea back to the study. Let me carry those for you," he said. Thank you, no," replied Miss Howell. Mrs. Grey is tired and wants an instant's rest, so I'm going to let her be alone in the cian." He still barred her way, and looked down upon her with such an insistent gaze that she was finally forced to raise her grey eyes to meet it. The colour mounted swiftly to her forehead. Marion," he said, softly, how long are you going to keep me waiting for aai answer?" You have had your answer." I have refused to accept it. You say you won't marry me because you don't believe in the reality of my love for you. It is real. It is lasting. I have never dreamed tbat I could oare for anyone as I do for you. And eo long as your eyes and your face tell me what they do tell me- I must go," interrupted Marion. "Tell me that you will marry me." No. You must wait. How can I in an insta.nt get over the habit of years? Always, ever since I can remember, you have been in love with one girl or another. Your name is a synonym for the love that loves and rides away. You must let me get over that impression." VYom forget," said he, "that I have been away two years, and that one's character forms itself in such a time. Answer me." "When I come back," replied Marion, break- ing away. But as she bore the tepid tea away there were new light and hope in her eyes. The hostess was smiling slightly ae Miss Howell came back. "You've been talking to the fascinating Mr. Cross; I saw through the curtain," she said, ae 6he stirred her tea. "Yes," said Miss Howell, coldly. What leads you to call him fascinating?" "Oh, I heard a great deal of him in Lon- don," answered Mrs. Grey. He was there while I was, though we didn't meet. He is quite a charming fellow, isn't he?" I believe he has that reputation. He has been abroad since I left school." The poetess was a woman. She smiled, hesitated, stirred her tea, and finally let her natural instinct for gossip overcome her acquired principles against it. I fear he's a sadly inconstant person," she sighed. "There are no leBa. than three English damsels sighing out their poor little hearte over him." I am afraid your tea is cold," remarked Miss Howell. "Oh! no. It's just as I like it. He pro- posed to the Honourable Blanche Cuthbert about six months ago, and everything was lovely until she discovered that his undying love for her had just been transferred from the little American, Rosalie Wright. The Honourable Blanche, unfortunately, was enough in love with him to hate half-way affection in return, and ao-well, here he is, apparently untouched." "I am afraid, said Miss Howell, coldly, « that you'll have to come back and hear the praises of your last book again, if YOU':N} rested enough." Oh, yes, my dear! I feel quite refrmhad." Well, Marion? I am waiting." "I don t care to enter into competition with Itoeahe Wright and the Honourable Blanche Outhbert, said Marion coldly. "You'd better go away for another two years, and Let your character continue to form itself." ISO the old cat's been talking, has she?" said Mr. Cross, aheerfully. "Well, Marion, all right. I guess I'm no good at all, and you're quite right to tell me so." And he walked over to the girl at the chocolate table, and was soon hrinsrins bluehes to her face.
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Athlete's Fatal Injury I I FOUR MONTHS WITH A BROKEN NECK I Driver Strange, of the X Battery Royal Horse Artillery, met with an accident whilst competing at the Royal Artillery Sports held at Alderthot on August 21 last. Strange, who was an all-round athlete, was taking part in the obstacle race, in which was included a water jump. This was really a large shallow water tank, but suspended over it was some spar work which had to be first surmounted. The competitor could have slid down Tiie sides of this work or he could have jumped off into the water. Strange arrived at the obstacle with another competitor, who suc- cessfully negotiated the same, but unlike his challenger he took a header from the top of the woodwork and dived right down into leas than a couple of feet of water. A Sportsman" representative was standing a yard or so from the tank at the moment, and with others gave the alarm that Strange failed to move, but lay face downwards in the water. Every assistance wae at hand, and the poor fellow was removed to the Cam- bridge Hospital, and the case from the very start has been regarded as hopeless, and death came as a happy release on Wednes- day morning. An inquest was held yesterday afternoon at the Cambridge Hospital to inquire into the particulars, and evidence showing how the accident had occurred was given, whilst Captain Bennett, of the Royal Army Medical Staff, in whose charge the deceased had been, gave the cause of death as being due to a broken neck. It was nothing short of marvellous how the man had lived for such a length of time suffering from such injuries as dislocation and Laceration of the spine— absolutely a broken neck. The coroner and jury agreed that it was marvellous, and returned a verdict of "Acci- dental death."
HOMELY CHAT ABOUT ACCIDENTS I POLNTS YOU SHOULD NOTE. Scarcely a day passes without some mem- ber of the family getting hurt. 3tavbe the breadwinner's work makes him peculiarly liable to cuts or lacerations; the boisterous youngsters are always running in to mother wit.h bumps and bruises; and housework abounds with painful knocks, burns, scalds, and sprains for the fair sex. Pru deait is the man who keeps a box of Zam-buk handy in his desk-drawer, in his tool-chest, or in his pocket. And far-seeing is the house-wife who takes care to keep her home constantly supplied with this pure and effective first-aid. Promptly dressing an injury with Zam-buk means speedy relief from smarting pain. That's why the ohildren like it. But it means much more-tha.t your hurt will heal up quickly and perfectly, without festering, without gathering, a.nd without harbouring disease germs which, without Zam-buk, might breed with inoredible rapidity and sprea.d pestilence through the tissue. That's why the grown-ups like it-why Zam-buk has been officially adopted by ambulance experts, nurses, and public first-aid organisa- tions. The secret of Zajn-buk's clean and painless healing lies in the fact that it imitates Nature's own "healing by first intention." It is composed of pure vegetable saps- and juices, so highly refined, and so scienti- fically combined and concentrated, that they sink into every nook and crevice of a wound, as well as through the pores of the skin round about, soothing the pain and allaying inflammation by effective antiseptio and germicidal action. Then Zam-buk actually helps to knit the flesh together, or to build new cells of healthy skin in the place, acting just as Nature herself would act if the unnatural conditions of modern life didn't prevent her —or if thoughtless people didn't handicap her work by using impure ointments, salves, and embrocations made of rancid animal fats and of mineral drugs. Pin your faith to Zam-buk, the natural healing balm, and keep a box always handy for the accidents that will happen. It costs one-and-three-halfpenoe or two-and-nine per box, of all chemists, or post free from the Zam-buk Co., 4, Red Cross-street, E.C. The large box contains nearly four times as much as the small one. e609
For Women Folk I HOMELY HINTS AND DAINTY DISHES Mirrors spot because too strong a light falls directly upon them. Place them so that the light oomee from the aides. Be-silvering is the only remedy for such defects. To prevent wine and fruit stains spreading, plunge the stained parts into boiling milk for a few minutes, sprinkle salt on the spots, and pour boiling water through. Should this method prove unsuccessful, the stains should be allowed to wear out through time. if they must be removed at all costs, use ohloride of lime. To Remove Inkstains I Sprinkle a, little salts of lemon on the I stain and hold stained part over steam. The I same remedy for iron mould on linen. Fried Artichokes I Boil the artichokes until quite tender, but do not break. Divide eacii one into two pieces, dip into an ordinary batter, and fry in hot lard or dripping. Serve with plain melted butter. Novel Apple Dish I Take five large apples, peel a.nd core them, fill hole with any kind of jam according to taste. Take one or two eggs well beaten, finely grated breadcrumbs, and roll in eggs, then in breadcrumbs. Bake in hot oven, serve up with sifted sugar over. Remedy for Sensitive Teeth People who are the vietims of sensitive teeth that crumble and acquire cavities readily may do much towards checking this dental decay by the use of a simple remedy. A bottle of milk of magnesia should be kept on the washstand, and each night, after I brushing the teeth before retiring, some of if should be held in the mouth for a minute that it may reach each side of every tooth. By this process a coating of the magnesia is formed over the sensitive enamel, which is thus protected from the action of the acids that form in the mouth during sleep. The magnesia will remain on the teeth for three or four hours. Washing the mouth with a solution of bicarbonate of soda after eating sour fruits or saldas is also recommended, as the soda, like the magnesia, counteracts the injurious effect of the acid upon the enamel.
Passing Pleasantries I "I hope," remarked a nervous old lady to the captain of a'n excursion steamer, "you are a teetotaJer, captain." "A what, ma'am?" asked, the skipper, puzzled. "I mean," said the lady, "do you drink?" A broad smile of comprehension passed over the mariner's weather-beaten, face. "Thank you, ma'am," he replied, "it's rather early in the day, but I don't mind if I do!" A little girl was reading to her mother. On the table before her was an inkpot and some clean stationery. As she read, a fly got in the ink, and after a hard struggle emerged from ita black bath. In an exhausted and draggled condition it trailed itself across a sheet of snowy paper. "Oh! ma.mma.-look exclaimed the child to her mother. "Here's a fly that writes just like dad!" A professor of English in a certain uni- versity tells of some clever replies made by a student under examination. The candidate had been. instructed to write out examples of the indicative, the subjunctive, the potential, and the exclamatory moods. His efforts resulted as follows:—"I am endeavouring to pass an English examination. If I answer twenty questions I shall pass. If I answer twelve questions I may pass. Heaven help me!" I "TWO FOR THREEPENCE." I A commercial traveller, who is noted for ) hie perseverance, once called on a merchant and sent in his card, requesting an interview. Happening to glanoa into the office he saw the recipient tear tip his card and throw it into the wastepaper basket. The office boy returned with the old story that, Mr. B. was sorry, but he could not see him." roe traveller, nothing daunted, requested that Mr. B. should return his card, which, of course, he had seen destroyed. In a minute the boy returned and handed over twopence, and remarked that Mr. B. had destroyed the card and thought that this sum would cover the damage. The traveller succeeded in get- ting another card into Mr. B.'s sanctum, and Mr. B. read on it, "These cards are two for I threepence." He got his interview, and Mr. B. became one of bis best customere.
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Changes in Welsh Team I DYKE, PERCY BUSH, AND FIVE FOR- I WARDS DROPPED. Bold Action of Selectors. I At a meeting of the selection committee of the Welsh Football Union on Thursday even- ing at Cardiff tihe following players were chosen (as reported in the Second Pink last night) to represent Wales against England at Swansea on January 12:- BACK:— H. B. Winfield (Cardiff). THKEE-QUABTEB BACKS:— | R. T. Gabe (Cardiff), left centre; J. L. Williams (Cardiff), left wing; J. Evans (Pontypool), right centre; H. T. Maddocks, right wins. EXTRA BACK:— R. A. Gibbs (Cardiff). HAT, -BACKS:- R. M. Owen (Swansea), oaptain; and W. Trew (Swansea). FORWARDS:- C. M. Pritohard (Newport), W. Joseph (Swansea), G. Travers (Pill Harriers), J. Brown (Cardiff), W. Neill (Cardiff), W. Dowell (Newport), and Tom Evans (LLanelly). RESERVES:— Back: Bailey Da,viee (Lampeter and Oxford University). Three-quarters: D. M'Gregor (Pontypridd), right centre; Harvey Thomas (LLanelly), left centre; Willie Thomas (Newport), either wing. Half-backs: R. David (Cardiff), reserve to Owen; and Harvey (Pill Harriers) or Toft (Swansea), reserve to TTOW. Forwards: James Waitts (Llanelly), first reserve; J. Webb (Abertillery), second reserve; and J. Jones (Cwmbran), third reserve. Touch-judge, Mr. D. H. Bowen. Forward's Comments. I At a time when experiments are necessary and unavoidable in the constitution of the Welsh team the selectors deserve credit for having faced a difficult situation with bold- ness. They were placed at a great disadvan- tage, in the first place, through two brilliant three-quarters like Gwyn Nicholls and E. T. Morgan having announced definitely their retirement from international football, and two successors, however worthy or unworthy, to take their places had to be found. In the next place, a change had to be made at half- back, experience having proved beyond all doubt that Owen and Bush are impossible partners, and one of the two had to be dropped. The fact that the match will be played at Swansea influenced the committee largely in choosing Owen and Trew, and the only alter- native that would have commended itself to any section of the football public would have been the choice of David and Bush as a pair. But the selectors seem to have unshakable faith in Owen, and he will have the distinc- tion of captaining the Welsh team at Swan- sea, while the honour will be bestowed upon Gabe in the Irish ma-tch at Cardiff in March. Setting aside anything approaching local prejudice or predilection, there is not much fault to find with the selection of half-backs, and with the same breath I would reiterate the reimark in regard to Jack Evans and: Mad.docks. Now that Nicholls has played his last big game, it was the duty of the committee to give a chance to the most promising of our young centres, and Evans, in my opinion, holds th-a-t position, and, by virtue of it, had first claim to recognition. With the other three-quarters we are all acquainted, and no one will seriously cavil at the selection of R. T. Gabe, J. L. Wil- liams, and H. T. Maddooks. H. B. Winfield has thoroughly merited his re-instatement in the team by his excep- tionally fine play in the last half-dozen matches. But the extraordinary fe-ature of the fuili-back selection was the exclusion of Dyke from the reserve list and the prefer- enoe" of Bailey Da vies, who h,as not been seen playing in more than a couple of matches by any member of the committee this season. Besides, the Penarth man thoroughly justi- fied his selection by his sound play for Wales against the Springboks at Swansea. Dyke, in my opinion, has been harshly treated. Coming to the forwards, one must recog- nise at once that the committee set about their work with the fixed determination to have a pack of genuine, honest ecrimmagers, and with that one object in view they suc- ceeded admirably in their task. By many people the action of the Union in playing only seven forwards and eight backs will be looked upon with some amount of misgiving, if not distrust, but, to my way of thinking, they are adhering to an enlightened policy, and one which represents the gradual evolu- tion of forward play. Wales led the way as the pioneer of the four three-quarter system, and its advocates twenty years ago had to contend with the same unreasoning conser- vatism as that which is ranged against the more modern system of eight instead of seven backs. In a-li the important matches in which the new formation has been adopted success has been on the side of the Welsh teams. Take the New Zealand and Scottish j matches of last season as practical illustra- tions of the superiority df the new system, and, if you are still dubious about its efficacy, refresh your memory of the way in which seven Cardiff forwards overwhelmed the South Africans at Cardiff only on Tues- day of this week. Who can conscientiously and intelligently argue that an eighth forward would be of greater service to Wales than a player like Reggie Gibbs as an extra back? Both in j attack and defence he will be more useful, and I am glad the selectors had the courage to break away from a plan of campaign based on sentimental orthodoxy alone, and i entirely out of keeping with the progressive i spirit of Wales in football. The changes made in front were drastic in character, only three of the Welsh eight I who played against the Springboks being retained. But the occasion demanded it, for Wales cannot hope to beat the powerful Eng- lish pack unless the vanguard is composed of sturdy, resolute øcrimm-agers who will sacrifice nothing for the vain glory of being j conspicuous in the open. The infusion of new blood ought to have a stimulating effect, upon the whole pack, and the recruits are the right men. The Welsh team is a good one, and 1 don't know that the committee, taking all things into consideration, made a single mistake in their selection. How refreshing it is to be able to say this for once! ) A Welsh International Suspended i Mr. W. D. Plumps presided over <t. uit-e.nug of the general committee of the vVelsji toot- ball union at the yueen'ii iiotea. Cardiff, on Thursday evening. A grant was made of £160 to the Weløh Schools Rugby Union, a;nd this amount will be ditjtni>uw#a among tne dirterent leagues under t.ne juriaaicuooi ot the Union. Pontypool v. Aoertiliery. Air. L. Johns (Swan&ea) further reported VV. Barl).r Jones, of Pontypool, and A. Wininill for mis- conduct.—Jones was suspemded tiil the end of tne aoason, and Wimmli for a week. Treheroert v. Aberuare.—Mr. K. H. Smith (Newport) reported Dai Jones, tne ex-VVe»sh international forward, for touiing a Treher- bert player.—Jones was suspended for a I month. „ ilacfaen v. Tirphil.—Mr. A. Bacon reported T. Jenkins, of Machen, and f. Jones, of Tir- pIlil, tor misconduct.—Botn players were given a torunigni's rest. Cross &eys v. Crumlin.—Mr. G. Barnfield reported Ivor EvaDb, of Cross Keys, and Taylor, of Crumlin, tor miBcouduct.l'a;Ylor will not play for a month, and Evans wi.11 be out of harness for two weeks. Danygra:g v. Swansea Seocinds.-Tom Thom.M, of the Swansea tSeoomds, was suspended for a month. Biaenavon v. Ebbw Vale.-For non-fulfil- ment of a. fixture at Biaenavon on December 14 tne Et>bw Vale Club were ordered to pay .Elo, a.nd 11.11 Welsh clubs will be prohibited from playing on the Ebbw Vale ground unless the amount is paid over to the Union secre- tary (Mr. Walter Bees) on or before the 10th inst. The committee's reason for imposing such a heavy fine was that Ebbw Vale, instead, of fulfilling the fixture, went to play a guaran- tee match in Devonshire. They were advised by Mr. Walter Bees to carry out the original fixture, but they took no heed of that advice. Monmouthshire Team's Return The Monmouthshire County team and officials returned on Thursday from their successful tour in Ireland, l-eauvrng Limerick shortly after eight in the maraing and reach- ing Cardiff, via Fishguard, at eight in the evening. The tour, which waa the first in the history of the county, was a great success, both matches being splendidly won. Muoh of the success of the tour has t>een due to the excellent arrangements made by Dr. Rocyn Jones, J.P., AbortiUery, who aute-a as manager, and on the return journey he was pleasantly surprised by being made the recipient of a handsome silver cigarette case. Mr. J. Da vies (Brynmawr) made the presentation an. behalf of the party.
MOSELEY SECONDS V. CARDIFF SECONDS, at Cardiff Arms Park, Saturday, Jan. 5. Kiak-OFL at 2.45. e271) KING WIIxLIAM IV. SKITTLE CLUB. Cadoxton- Barry, Desire Fixtures.—Kindly state dates, Ac., to Secretary, as above. eM 7816 No Bad: Judge.-He: Be mine, and I will lay the earth at your feet.—She: It's already there! I'd rather have a three or four I storey house over my head.—"Butterfly." 8XBMALI1TB BUZAD- FOR you are bom t To on a form mpoa thai iaftwl- Ka« Jofca." Art L ftne T.
CARDIFF LEAGUE, DIVISION 1 FORECASTS Quite the event of to-night's matches is the meeting of the Atlas and the London Style. When they first met, on September 28, the Atlas won, after an exciting finieh, by a single point. Since, however, the Styles have lost the services of two good shots in W" ns and Horwood, who have been tmus- fexd to Gramge Conservatives. The Grange boys' performances of late have been none too good, their last three scores only averaging 340. The Atlas are going stronger than ever, and. being on their own range to-night, I fully expect them to win by a dozen. Another good scoring match" will be that between the Caledonians and the Grange Con- earvatives, on the former's range. Their previous meeting ended in favour of the Con- servativoes by e* sen poin-ts. Both teams have improved their aggregates since, the "Caleys" more so. Tall scoring should be seen on either side, and the "Oaleys" may reverse the previous verdict. Lansdowne are at home to the Canton Liberals. The former gained a sensational win in their previous meeting, their lase, man picking up six points and winning the match by two, the total scores being very poor, 325 and 323 respectively. Better than this will be seen to-night, and the Lansdownes, who are the more consistent lot, should win. Adjamsdown on present form are superior to the Duke of York, and ought to win com- fortably. Corpora-tion are not scoring so well lately. They meet the Loyais to-night. The New- portonians do not seem to rise much ab/ve the 330. The Corporation can do better than this. and will win. An interesting match will be seen between, the Central Liberals and the Alberts, on the latter's range. The Liberals are certainly the stronger team, and will, no doubt, annex t,he points; but the Alberta will give them a good run York hope to get their own back from the Oddfellows. They put up 322, and lost by 12 when they met earlier in the season. They are not now so erratic, and should win to-night. Stags on Monday last registered their first win out of their last sixteen matches. They go to Cadoxton to-night, but are hardly strong enough to bring the points back from the Royals. Napiers will win against the Canton Conservatives. BULL'S-EYE. I
NEWPORT LEAGUE A meeting of the Newport Air-rifle League was held last night at the White Hart Hotel, Mr. S. Harris presiding. Ten clubs were represented. It was reported to the meeting that the following cluoo had joined the league, viz. :-8-tea.m Packet, George and Dragon, Wharf-road, R.G.A (Newport), White Hart, South Wales Luncheon Bar, Boiler- makers' Institute, Railway Inn, Coronation, Roger-stone, Gladstone Institute, and the Salisbury- Upon the proposition of Mr. Robinson, it was d-eoded by eight votes to seven :Tha.t no further entry to the league be considered, amd that the first matches be fired on Monday, January 16, all clube to have their members registered by January 14." A special meeting will be held on Monday evening -nre t, at the Ste-am Packet, for the purpose completing the fixture-Hats. All secretaries are asked to attend.
LAST NIGHT'S MATCHES CARDIFF LEAGUE, DIV. 2. SECTION A Victorias. •Canadian Colts. T. Gough.4 4 3 4454-28 A. Davies .4 2 4 3 2 5 3—23 W. Batten ..4 4 5 4 4 4 3-28 W. Ham .4 3 5 4 4 5 4-29 J. Allen 4 4 5 4 4 4 4—29 W. Sanders 5 3 4 4 4 5 5-M C. Owen .5 4 3 3 4 4 4—27 W. KowIinds3 3 4 0 4 3 5—20 J. Kiddle 2 3 4 3 4 3 4—23 J. Lanfrford .4 5 3 3 4 5 5—29 W. J. Baker 4 3 4 5 5 4 4-29 J. Hastings .4 5 3 3 2 0 4-21 C. Filr 4 4 4 3 5 3 4—27 AV. Taylor ..4 3 4 4 4 3 5-27 F. Walker .3 3 5 3 2 4 4-24 B. Bossen .4 4 3 3 4 5 3—28 F. Pomroy ..0 3 4 3 5 4 3-22 G. Totterdale3 4 4 3 2 4 4—24 C. Prosser ..5454433-28 I. Porch .4354444-Z8 T. A. Flook 4 4 3 4 4 4 4-27 W. Coles .4 5 5 4 4 3 4—29 J. Black .5 5 4 3 4 4 4—29 C. Hopkins..4 5 4 5 3 4 4-29 Total Ul Total 315 Castles. *Wenvoc. V. Jones .5 3 4 4 3 5 4—28 W. Shilling 4 4 4 5 4 3 5-29 J. Jones 5254334-26 R. Butcher ..5 4 3 5 4 5 4—30 G. Hail 4 3 4 4 2 3 4—24 T. Pearson ..5 444 40 3—24 T. Venables 5 4 5 4 4 4 4-30 J. Lewis 4 3 0 3 3 4 3—20 W. Gal leott .3 5 4 4 4 3 4-27 J. Clissold ..4 3 4 4 4 4 5-23 P. Roberts ..3 3 4 5 5 5 4-29 B. Malin .4 5 3 4 5 5 5—30 W. Morgan..2440244-20 E. Francies ..3 4 4 4 4 4 5-28 E. Beddoes 4 4 5 4 4 4 4—29 G Wessondof 4 4 4 4 3 5 4-23 J. Chant 4 4 4 5 5 4 5-31 E. Phillips ..4 4 5 4 4 4 5—30 J. Allen 4 4 3 5 4 4 5-29 J. Owen .5 4 5 4 4 4 3—29 W. Allen .4 5 5 4 4 4 5—31 T Lawrence 5 5 5 4 4 3 3-29 E. Jones 4 3 5 4 5 3 4—28 J. Pearce 3 4 3 4 4 5 3—26 Total 332 Total 331 .Barry Dock Conservatives. Westgates. H. Butler 4 4 5 4 4 4 5-30 W. Maske ..4 3 3 4 4 4 4—26 C. Hasley ..4 4 4 3 4 5 4—23 A. Chesele ..4 4 4 4 5 4 3—23 1. Curtis .0 4 2 4 3 4 5—22 F. Roberts ..3 4 4 5 4 4 4-28 G. Da!nton ..3554345-29 I. Chappell..4 3 5 3 4 3 4-26 W. Palmer ..44 3 4 4 4 4-27 S. Sweetland 34 4 3 3 4 3-24 Capt Evans 2 2 3 3 4 3 3-2. E. Evans .4 4 3 4 3 3 5—26 A. Lewis ..4 4 4 4 4 3 4—27 Buckingham 2 2 4 3 4 4 5-24 C. Tillery ..43444 3 4-26 A. Trott .4 4 3 3 4 43—25 D. Housden 4 4 3 3 4 4 4-26 T. Richards ..3 4 3 0 2 33-18 W. Haig .4 4 4 4 4 4 4—28 S. Liddell ..2 4 3 3 2 3 4—21 A. Dunn .3 4 4 3 4 3 5-26 F. Brown ..5 4 4 4 4 5 4—30 S. Motton .2 3 2 4 2 4 3-20 1. Bryant ..4 5 4 5 5 5 4—32 Total 309 Total .308 Rising Sun. -Clives. J. Coray .4 4 4 5 4 4 5—30 G. Williams 234434 3-23 L. Collier .4 4 3 4 4 4 3—26 W MiUward 4 4 4 5 0 4 4-25 R. Reea 4 4 4 5 5 4 5—31 W. Lane .4434 4 54—28 T. Stephens 3 3 2 3 5 3 4-23 J. Millward 5 5 3 4 5 4 4-30 A. John 3 5 4 4 4 5 5—30 W. Tall 4 3 3 2 4 3 4—23 H. Brown 4 45 44 4 4-29 F. Consell ..4 4 5 3 4 4 5—29 W. Leahy 4 3 3 4 3 4 3-24 W. MiUward 4 3 4 3 4 3 5—26 W. Tuckesr 5 5 3 5 4 3 3—2S W. Burnett 4 3 4 3 3 4 4-25 G. Allen .33 5 3 4 4 4—26 G. Thomas ..3 4 4 2 4 4 5-26 J. Woods .4 5 4 4 5 5 4—31 T. Hughes ..4 4 4 4 5 4 4-29 W Oasington 5 5 3 5 4 4 4-30 J J Millward 0200000—2 E. Jonee .4 3 4 3 4 4 5—27 T. Millward 3 4 4 4 4 4 4-27 Total .335 Total 293 CARDIFF LEAGUE, DIV. 2, SECTION B I -Oaks. Queen's. D. Lloyd .4 454455—31 F. Harrison 4 4 5 3 4 3 4—27 G. W. Soper 5544355-31 A. Webber ..3 3 5 5 3 4 4-27 J. R'dmilov ic.3 5 5 4 4 5 3—29 T. Smith.4 3 3 33 5 4-25 H. M. DavieaS 4 5 4 4 3 4-29 B. Webber ..3 J 0 5 5 3 3—22 S. J. Hicks 4 3 4 4 4 3 5-27 J. Bicharda .3 2 3 4 4 4 5—25 H. Clements 3 4 4 3 5 4 4-27 R. Clinch ..4 4 3 34 3 4—25 E. Goodwyn 4 4 5 3 5 5 4-30 M. Chick -.4 3 4 4 3 3 3-24 C. Nakes .44 4 4 4 3 5—28 W. Tarr 3 4 4 3 3 4 3-24 IL Bebbins ..4 4 3 3 3 5 5-27 J. Morris .54:44:3—26 J. Jean? .3 4 3 4 4 3 3—24 F. Dymock ..4 3 4 4 4 5 4—28 C. Goodwyn 3 4 4 3 4 3 4-25 R. Davey -.4453534-281 W. Williams 5 4 5 4 3 4 4-29 A. Farrell -.3324444-24 Total 337 Total 305 *Moira. Ship, Barry. F. Prickett 4444435-28 J. Morgan ..2 2 4 4 4 3 4-23 S. Evans .3 3 5 5 4 4 3—27 P. Davies.4 4 3 5 5 3 5-29 T. Pickard ..4 3 4 3 3 4 3-24 A. Ashton ..4 4 4 3 3 4 2—24 H. Brown .4 4 5 5 5 4 4-31 T. Williams 4 3 4 4 3 4 4-26 A. Dainton ..3 4 4 4 4 5 4—28 G. King 4233435-24 Williamson ..3 3 4 3 5 4 5-27 W. Davies ..3 3 5 5 4 4 4—23 J. Wilcox ..3 4 3 4 3 4 4—25 A. Smith .3 4 3 4 4 5 5—28 J. Emmanuel4 4 4 3 5 4 4-28 B. Johnson..442 544 4—27 T. Wheten ..3 4 3 4 5 5 3—27 J. Hancock -.3 3 4 4 5 3 4-26 R. Daniels ..3 4 4 4 3 5 4-27 C. Buckland 3 4 3 44 5 4—27 F. Sandiford 5 5 5 3 3 4 5-30 W. Jones .4 2 3 3 3 4 3—22 Hy. Prickett 4555444-31 G. Wilson ..3 4 3 4 44 3—25 Total zzs Total 309 Foresters. »A.0.P.'s. Pedlingham .4 4 4 3 4 4 4-27 A. Tucker..5 4 4 4 443-28 W. Merifield 5 4 4 4 5 4 5—31 A. Hepenstall5 3 4 4 3 3 4-26 C. Branfleld 5 4 5 2 3 4 3—24 C. Usher .5 44 4 3 3 4—27 Tom Davies 4 5 3 3 4 5 4-28 T. Davies ..4 34 54 4 4—23 H. B. Lewis 4 3 4 4 5 4 5—29 A. Dean 5 4 4 5 3 4 3—23 D. Regan .5 3 45 5 3 4—29 D. Davies .4 4 5 4 4 5 4-30 J. Evans .4 4 4 3 3 3 3—24 J. Dickaon ..3 3 3 3 4 5 4—25 J. White 4443345-27 W. Watts .4544444-29 H. Weight ..5 4 4 4 5 2 4—23 J. Cleaves ..3 3 4 3 3 4 4—24 W. Kelly .43 4 5 5 4 5—30 Joe Buhr ..53 5 4 4 5 4—30 li. Clarrey ..3 4 4 5 3 4 4—27 C. H. Wey .4 4 5 5 6 4 4-31 D. R. Davies 5 4 4 5 4 4 4—30 A, Edwards..4 4 3 4 3 4 4—26 Total 334 Total 332 -Stuarts. Anchor. J. Woollacott5 4 5 3 5 5 3-30 W. Shurt .5 4 4 3 4 4 4—28 E. Smith .3 4 5 3 4 5 4-28 T. Davies 3 444354-27 G. Baker .4442444-26 F. Preedy ..4445544-30 A. Colley ..5334444-27 J. Nicholas 3 4 5 4 4 4 4-28 J Card .3 5 4 5 4 5 4—30 J. Price .4 5 5 2 4 4 4—28 C. Dillon .3 4 3 3 5 5 4—27 D. Rhodes .3 4 4 3 4 3 4—25 G. Smith.4 4 4 4 4 4 4—23 J. Hinton .3 3 4 5 4 5 4—28 F. CoUey ..5 4 4 4 5 5 3—30 Rhys Davies 4 4 4 3 4 4 4-27 W. Smith .3 4 5 4 5 3 4-28 A. Harvey ..3 4 4 4 3 4 5—27 C. Carde 4 4 4 4 4 4 5—29 J. Jones .0 3 3 3 3 5 4—21 H. Carpenter4 3 3 4 5 3 3—25 H. Taylor ..3 3 3 3 3 04—19 ?. Peate 4 4 4 4 5 4 5-30 M. Taylor -.453454 5—30 Total 338 Total 318 •Carlylians. Ship and Castle. J. Tavlor 5 4 3 4 3 4 4—27 E. Jackson ..3 5 5 3 3 5 2-26 W. Brown ..3 4 4 4 3 3 4—25 H Oxendale 23434 4 4—24 J. Jones .4 4 4 4 5 5 5-31 B Bennett ..4 2 4 5 3 4 4—26 R. Gray .4 4 4 4 54 4—29 TrevarW'l.t 4444455-30 Di Harry 4 4 3 5 4 4 4—28 T. Parsoas ..3 5 5 4 4 5 4-30 J. Eveleigh ..4 3 5 4 5 4 5—30 H. Pago 4 5 4 4 4 2 5—28 D. Harrv .4 4 4 3 0 2 3—20 S. Brown .0 2 0 2 2 0 2- 8 Jim Eveleigh 5 3 4 3 3 4 5-^25 T. Edmunds 3 3 4 3 4 3 5-25 C. Inson 3 43 2 3 4 2—21 W. Thomas ..4 3 5 5 5 5 3-28 A. Webb .C 2 4 3 4 3 4-20 J. Parsons ..5 4 3 5 5 3 5-30 H. Morris ..2 002200—6 J Richards ..0 0 3 2 3 4 2—14 W. Baish .2 2 2 4 2 3 0-15 T. Mannings 0200000—2 1 Total 277 Total .271 STARS (DINAS POWT6) V. ADEIjPHT. This match, which should have been fired on the Stare' range, was not shot off. the Adelphi protesting against the siae of the "bull," which was 5-16 instead of A. The m.atter will come before the next league. meeting for decision. The asterisk (*) denotes where the match took place.
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Drowning Tragedy I Drowning Tragedy I ORANGE CAUSES DEATHS OF TWO CHILDREN Particulars came ont yesterday of Sal- ford's first ice tragedy of the season. It ajypeairs that on Wednesday evening, as an Gpenshav man named Ohoularlon was passing along the Orescent, one of the chief thoroughfares of the borough, he noticed a number of children on the banks of a reser- voir. Two or three of them ventured un to the ice, and almost immediately dis- appeared. As the River Irwell ran deeply between him and the reservoir it was impossible for him to do more than give prompt notice to the police. Cutting Through the Ice Shortly afterwards a number of firemen (hastened to the reservoir with ladders, ropes, and torches, two constables and a number of helpers following with a rowing-boat from a local clubhouse. A way had to be out through the ice, and several times the officers had to return to laind through the boat filling with water. At last the hole was reached, but the only signs of the boys were a couple of caps float- ing on the water, and it was not until after two 'hours' persistent work with graippling irons that two bodies were dragged to the surface. Some doubt was expressed of there being a third victim, but no other body could be found. The victims were subsequently identified as Frederick Williams, aged eight, and George Rupert Marshall, aged eleven, both .ving in Ohapel-street, and the sons of well- known local tradesmen. Went After an Orange It is believed that one of the boys went on to the ice to recover an orange he had dropped, and that the other fell in wihile trying to rescue him.
20 YEARS' LAPSE OF MEMORY Newmarket Mystery Still Unsolved The conclusion arrived at by the New- market Workhorse authorities and the I' police, after carefully considering the vary. ing statements of the man with a lost memory found wandering in the snow on the Heath on Friday night, is that all he believes happened recently really took place twenty years ago. The mystery is increased by the fact that no trace has been found of the man's missing jacket, waistcoat, and hat. It is taken for granted that the man could not have been wandering long in the snow, for his state of undress would have been noticeable. He remembered nothing yesterday of state- ments he had made the day previous. "Did I say that?" he remarked to a press representative. "I can't remember. Every- thing seems confused in my head when I try to think. I lie here hour after hour and wonder who I realy am, where I came from, aad how I came to be in such a plight." The man has a distinct recollection of spending his youth at sea, and yesterday he gave details of a fall from the rigging of a vessel, but it was clear from his connecting remarks that all this happened many years ago, though he believes, strangely enough, that it was while he was working, as he says, for a builder at Trumping-ton named Hardy, of whom no trace can be found.
POLICEMAN'S FALSEHOODS I Betting Convictions Quashed on I Appeal A remarkable betting appeal occupied the bench at Lancashire Quarter Sessions throughout yesterday. James Wilson, a slipper hand, of New- church-in-Rossendale, appealed against four convictions for betting, involving finss totalling LIS and costs. Mr. Byrne, for respondents, said that two constables watched appellant making bets through field-glasses. Since conviction at Rawtenstall, however, it had been discovered that one of the constables had given false answers when asked whether he had made bets in public-houses, and also in saying he was at Fleetwood on one occasion, whereas he was in a public-house in Rossendale. Appellant gave evidence, and swore he had never made a bet in his life, nor had he' assisted in bookmaking. A large number of witnesses said they had never seen Wilson bet. They saw him at dates and times mentioned in charges, but he was doing no betting. The Bench upheld the appeal and quashed the conviction, making no order as to costs.
41st WELSH DISTRICT I New Commanding Officer I Major C. B. Morland, one of the best I known and most popular officers in the Welsh Regiment, has just succeeded Major Herbert Schofield in the command of the 41st Welsh Depot. Major Morland joined the Welsh Regiment as a subaltern in February, 1887, was pro- moted two years later, and in April, 1898, he received his company. He became adjutant of the regiment in March, 1900, and acted in this position with great efficiency during the rema.ining portion of the war, and was pro- moted brevet-major in November of the same year. Major Morland did splendid service during the South African War, and holds the South African medal with six clasps. He was also mentioned in dispatches. Surgeon-major D. Hepburn, M.D., has been promoted to the rank of surgeon-lieut.-eolonel in the 2nd Volunteer Battalion the Welsh Regiment at Oardiff. He was appointed sur- geon-captain in command of the Edinburgh Company Volunteer Medical Staff Corps close on twenty yea.rs ago, and became surgeon- major at Cardiff in 1904.
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I SAILOR'S PASSIVE MUTINY A curious mutiny has broken out aboard the Austrian warship St. George at Fiume, owing to an order that the men should strip and wash on deck in aea. water at eix o'clock in the morning. A number of men refused to obey, and fol- low-ed this up by passive resistenoe to orders, taking an unnecessarily long time to per- form their duties. An inquiry is being held.
RATS GIVE FIRE ALARM I The squealing and scampering of rats aroused from their sleep the occupants of two burning cottages at Mount Hawke, Corn- -all. They were just in time to eeoape.
DROWNED IN MUD. A verdict of Accidental death" was returned yesterday by a. coroner's jury at Tallaght, iie-aw Dublin, on George Sullivan, a young labourer, who fell in a pool of liquid mud by the roadside, and was suffocated. Printed and pub HAILED by i'houiae Jones tor the Proprietors at 68a, St, Mary-street, in the City of Cardiff; by W. Bla.toh.ford, Castle Bailey-street, Swansea; by R. G. WH. liams. Glebeland-atreet. MERTHYR Tydfll; AT the shop of Mr. Wesley- N ULIAJBS, Bridgend -all in the County of Glamorgan: by H A- Parker, 22, High-street, Newport; at the ehop of Mr. J P. Caffrey, Idoamouth-both in the Couraty 011 MomnoTtffti; AT the shop of Mr. Dav-id John, Llanelly, in the County of Carmarthen; AND at the offioes of Mr. T. A. Davies, The Bulw,&rk. Breoom, la TBC County of Brecknock. FRIDAY, JANUARY 4. 1307.
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10,500 MILES FOR A BRIDE I Mr. Christopher Sliaw, a young English oontraoctor, of Hong Kong, was married in New York on Tuesday last to Miss Emma Va.n Duerson. He arrived in New York on Monday, after travelling the 10,500 miles from Hong Kong for his wedding, and started with his bride on the return journey imme- di.ately after the ceremony.
I GIFT OF SPECTACLES I Lord Llangattock has sent a cheque to pro- vide spectacles. for 137 children in one of the Walwort-h groups of elementary schools, who I have been declared to need them for the pur- I suit of their compailsory studies.
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"NEWS OF THE WORLD" READERS AT CARDIFF, BARRY, & PENARTH WILL RECEIVE A GIANT POSTCARD of a Famous Footballer WITH THE I SUNDAY EDITION. "NEWS of the WORLD," THE BEST SUNDAY PAPER. OHI-GINAl FOOTBALL COMPETITION. I How to Find the Ideal Welsh International Team Players Selected by Popular Vote. 120 FOR CORRECT OR THREE NEAREST FORECASTS. If all the supporten of football ifl South Walos bad the selection of & Welsh International Taun, what players would they choose i This 18 the question which we want our readers to wwer, The re is always some grumbling when the Selection Committee has dene ita work. Would tIMI chosen by popular vote be a better team ? We want to test this point. First of Ad, Choose Your Ideal Welsh Team. To enable you to do this, we publish below a coupou-which will also appear every day during this week—containing fifteen spaces for the names of the fifteen players in the ideal Welsh International Team. Select your ideal team fill in the names on the Coupon, and return it to the Editor of the "Bveelnfl Express," at our Cardiff Office, in time to reach him on the morning of MONIfcAYj January 7. No Coupon received after the first post will be considered. Write "Ideal Welsh Team" on the top comer over the address oil the envelope. All these Coupons will be placed (unopened) under lock and key till the completion of the Dublk voting, which we will now describe. HOW TO VOTE. The eight forwards are to be selected first, and this is the way to do it- Every day during the week commencing January 7 we shall publish In oar eolumM a VoUnff 0IIrpaa containing eight spaces for the names of the eight selected forwards of the Ideal Team. Choose your eight forwards, fill in their names in the Coupons, and return the latter txunedlately ta the Editor of the "Evening Express," Cardiff. Write "Ideal Welsh Forwards" an the top corner over the address on the envelope. The votes given will be counted immediately they are received, and the eight forwards who reostrs tile largest number of votes will be published day by day. The eight forwards who receive the largest aggregate number of votes an the week's poll will be the eight forwards of the Ideal Welsh Team. Then we take the two halves and the full back. For the week from January 14 to 19 we shall publish a Voting Coupon containing three spaces for the names of the back and two half-backs. The votes in this case will be treated in precisely the same manner as In the case of the forwards. Write on the top corner over the addness on the envelope, "Ideal Half-backs." Finally, we shall go to the selection of the three-quarters. The Coupons for the three-quarters wfll be published from Monday, January 21, to Saturday, January 26. These Coupons for the three-quarters will be arranged to enable our zeadars to vote for a rijjJrt wing, a left wing, a right centre, and a left centre. The right wing player who gets the largest number of the votee given to the right wing will be the right wing three-quarter in the Ideal Weish Team. And so on till we get the ideal four three-quarters for the Ideal Welsh Team. When sending, in the three-quarter Coupons write "Ideal Three-quarters" In the top camer over the address on the envelope. All the voting has now been done, and we have completed the Ideal Welsh Team as selected by popular vote. Every player has gained his place by a majority of the votes polled by the readers at the "Evening Express." &1.- Everybody can participate In voting for the Ideal Team. 'net Ie to say, tne v?muw "'? oanoaea to those who send in forecMts before January 7. The only oomdiDon 13 that the votes must be eeú « "Evening Express'" Coupons in the manner described above. The WINNER of the PRIZE. We shall now bring out the forecast Coupons, which have been under lock and key since Monday, January 7. These Coupons will be carefully scrutinised, and the reader who haa forecast the actual I-tanl Welsh Team as chosen by the popular vote will receive A PRIZE OF TWENTY POUNDS. If more than one correct forecast is received the Prize will be divided. If there is no correct forecast the whole of the Twenty Pounds will be divided between the senders at the three nearest forecasts. In case of dispute the decision of the Editor is final. This is the most novel method of discovering a perfect internatftmaj team, and we feel ion ew readers will enjoy the scheme as a new and original winter's evening pastime. THE WHOLE OF THE L20 WILL BE AWARDED t VOTING- COUPON. THE IDEAL WELSH TEAM. Forward*: Team now playingr In. 2 3. 4. 8. —• Three-quarter Backs: to Half-backoo Backi f A ddreea You may fill up any Number of Coupons. Coupons, after being filled up, most be returned by post or hand to the Editor Evening Express," Cardiff, la time to rawk- Wm on the morning of K-DAT. J". It