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DVER THE VIADUCT. Desperate Suicide at Crumlin. An unknown man jumped off Crumlin Via- iuct this morning. When picked up it wae found that he had been terribly mutilated. From his clothes it would appear that he was a fireman or engine-driver. He fell a distance of 210ft., and was instan- taneously killed. The body :is at the Viaduct Hotel awaiting identification. This is the second suicide which has taken place from the bridge, a young woman having thrown herself over some twenty years ago. The deceased is believed to be about 35 years of age, but. although a number of people have been to see him, he hae not so far been identified. Some persons are inclined to think that they have seen him at Ponty- pool. HANGING FROM BRIDGE. Workmen's Horrifying Sight. I The man who jumped over the viaduct has lot been identified. He is between 45 and 50 years of age, and from 5ft. Sin. to 5ft. 6in in height. He has dark brown hair, moustache of the same colour, and whiskers turning grey. One of the inhabitants states that he had seen him in Pontypool many times, but that he was not known at Crumlin. He was seen by four workmen hanging from the viaduct, they being engaged on the bridge at the time. They were naturally greatly shocked, and made every effort to save him, but failed. To get to the part of the bridge from where ha fell he had to climb a fence about four feet high. When his body was picked up near the braes foundry it was in a terrible con- .y it wt,3 in a, terrible -n- dition. In one of his pockets wae found the key of a door, which had been in use, and a penknife. This is the third suicide from the viaduct, cane having taken place about 20 years ago, and another some years previous to that date.
SAVED ON CLIFTON BRIDGE At Bristol Police-court yesterday Emma Jane Buchan, a widow, was charged with attempting to commit suicide from Clifton Suspension Bridge. She was also charged with libelling Mr. James Havelock Nelson, a local publisher. The evidence showed that Mrs. Buchan was stopped while approaching the parapet of the bridge, apparently intending to jump over. When questioned by an official, she admitted that she meant to do so, because she had no friends. The libel had reference to an unsigned letter sent to Mr. Nelson's wife making serious allegations against the publisher and a young woman. The prisoner's son confessed to writing it from her dictation. The prisoner, who seemed much distressed, made full a.pology for the libel, and was bound over on both charges on the surety of a friead.
COBBLER'S SON AS MARQUISI Lived in Luxury by Frauds on Women. A cobbler's eon named Dieudonne Ercole, who masqueraded as the Marquis de St. Aubin and St. Andre Comte de OouTcelles, was sen- tenced in Paris yesterday to five years' im. prisonment after an astonishing career of fraud. Ercole is an accomplished Don Joan, and by his great personal attractions he suc- ceeded in turning the heads of a number of women and defrauding them of £ 20,000. He lived in very elegant style in a house near the Ecole Militaire, keeping a motor-car. horses, carriages, and a number of servants. His eoat-of-arms was inecribed with the motto, "War, virtue, and worth." In 1902 he mad,e the acquaintance of a Mme. V. and her daughter in Rheims. He borrowed £ 8,000 from the mother and £ 6,000 from the daughter, and Then Disappeared, leaving his own mother in charge of the Assistance Publique. He then went to Belgium, where he met a Mme. Duroampf, with a fortune of £ 4,000. He proposed marriage, and wa.s accepted, but just before the ceremony he told her his real name, adding that he was the natural son of the Due de Penthievre. Mme. Durcampf, who was anxious to become a duchess, did not mind, and the wedding took place. A year later he left her with a baby and with- out any rtoney. The "marquis" next made the acquaintance of a Mile. Armandine Van Gelder, an actress, and managed to borrow considerable sums of money from her. He also borrowed her jewels without her permission. For this he was brought before the magis- trate. In answer to questions, he said: 'I am an attache of the French Embassy in Madrid. You know my name. Arrest me if you dare." The magistrate did not dare, and the "marquis" disappeared, and has not been heard of since. He was sentenced yesterday by default. The woman he married in Belgium has begun an action for divorce.
JUVENILE STREET TRADERS New Cardiff Regulations The Lord Mayor (Mr. W. 8. Crossman) pre- sided thi6 morning over a meeting of the Car- diff Watch Committee, when a sub-oommittee recommended the adoption of the bye-laws formed by the Bradford Watch Committee for the regulation of the employment of chil- dren under fourteen years of age in street trading on week days. There are bye-laws in force already in Cardiff regula-ting the smpioyment of children on Sunday, which prohibit the employment in street trading of iny person under sixteen years oi age on sunday, except in the sale of milk. Mr. J. T. Richards, a member of the sub- committee, moved that the consideration of he bye-laws be deferred until the next meet- ing, in order that the bye-laws as proposed be placed before every member, but this was not carried, and the Bradford bye-laws were adopted.
DULL TIME FOR LYRICS Miss Hetty L. Ch a ttell, an actress living at Hammersmith, sued Mr. Herbert WemyES- Gorman, dramatic author and writer of lyrics, Bedford-Street, Strand, in Brampton. County-court yesterday for c9 3s The defendant said that, he could not pay at present. The Judge: What are you earning P The Defendant: For the last two or three m.onths I have not earned more than 303. or £2 a. month. Things are very dull just now. Do you write for Mr. George Edwardes?— Yea. I have written for Mr. Edwardee a lot. I also write for Miss Lloyd. That ought to be fa-irly lucrative?—Yes, but there is nothing doing at the present time. The Judge: I thought musical comedy was '.he only thing that money was being made a.t nowadays. Pay the plaintiff £1 a month.
DEATH OF MOURNING. I Heavy mourning is going out of fashion. It is not, however, so much a case of fashion ov, of individual feeling, as the editor of the Tailor and Cutter explained yceterday. "English people," he said, "do not care for the ostentatious display of grief as evi- denced by an extravagance of mourning garments. The French, on the other hand, clothe themselves in the blackest of black on the dea.th of a near relation. "The only people in England nowadays who do affect this outward manifeetalimi are to be found among the lowest class, I who delight in such things as heavy plumes, mourning trappings, and voluminous crape."
HAD MARRIED AGAIN I George Alfred Daviee was charged at Swan- sea to-day with allowing his wife to become chargeable to the union. Defendant had deserted his family in 1904. When arrested by the Portsmouth police it was found that I he had married another woma.n. Defendant, who had nothing to say io. defonce, was sent to gaol for a month.
IDEATH OF THE SHAHi I I AN INTERESTING LIFE STORY Mr. William Maxwell, special correspondent of the "Daily Mail" at Teheran, tolegraphs that the Shah of Persia died on Tuesday evening. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH. It was on the 2nd of May, 1896, that Muzaffer-ed-din became iShaJi of Persia, his father, Nasr-.ed-din, having been assassinated on the previous day at a village in the neighbourhood of Teheran. On the 8th of June the new Shah, who was born in 1853, was formally enthroned in the capital, to which he had journeyed from Tabris, the chief town of the north-western province, Azerbaijan, of which he had been Governor since boyhood. Absolute autocrat, Asiatic Potentate and Oriental Monarch, in the widest interpretation of the term, his aim was to govern for the benefit of his gnbjects on absolutely mora.1 principles. The Shah left Tauris, the residence of the hereditary Prinoes, under conditions the most favourable to direct the affairs of State. Under the tutelage of Mohades-el-Malekt, the Minister of Public Works, hie studies had a. wide range, amd he was versed in history, geography, botany, physics, chemistry, economy, and military tactics, which he learned under the direction of General Wagner, the Austrian instructor of the Persian Army. One of his finst acts on. ascending the Throne waa to remaove in Perpetuity throughout Persia the tax on meat and bread, which pressed so .hardly upon the poorer olasees, and by this means he at once gained the hearts of his subjects. To this may, probably, be attributed the total absence of great dis- orders and riote which "usually herald the accession of aon Eastern Monarch. A DOUBLE LIFE. I The Sha-h lived a double life, Be to spealt, a?bsolut?ly distinct: the one his political life, a t other in the harem, or, mOTe correctly, ?n the Enderoun or favourite residence adjaoent to the palace, with extensive gardens and lakes, rowing be,au;, and foun- tains. Its museum is a marvel of collected works of art-curious weapons, specimens of ancienit pottery of fabulous value, and a inarvellous map of the world, produced by ^aer-ed-din, 3Jft. in circumference, whereon the several countries, seas and rivers are indicated by inlaid precious stones. Persia is denoted by the national stone, the tur- quoise, Africa by rubies, and India by diamonds. MAGNIFICENT CROWN JEWELS. The principal palace of the Shaih-for he had several in the capital and environs-has no great, pretension to architectural beauty, but what appealed to all are the magmilloent Crown jewels. The most interesting object, from a historical point of view, is the Takht-i-Taue," or Pea- cook Throne, in the Council Room of th-? palace, said to have been brought by Nadir Sha-h in 1739 from the sack of Delhi. Overlaid with gold, beautifully chiselled and enamelled, it is encrusted with precious fitooiee, among which rubies and emeralds predominate. The platform is supported by seven legs, access to which is gained by two Istops decorated with salamanders. In the centre is a circular star set with diamonds, uiade to revolve, and on either side of the star are two bejewelled peacocks, from which is taken the name. The value is variously estimated at from one to two millions. INFLUENCE OF THE MULLAHS. I Unlike his brother, the Zil-ce-Sultan, the Shah was nothing if not considerate to the mullahs. But he kept them in their places, and allowed no overstepping of the spiritual limit. In this he followed the example of his father, who bad to do battle with the nrull-ah influence, and who firmly egta-b- lhod the doctrine that the civil power was and must be snpreme in in Persia. The mullahtj would have prevented Nasr-ed-din's memorable journey to Europe in 1873. Naer-ed-din was the first Persian Monarch who saw Feringistan-" For three centuries until his departure for Europe no ruler of Persia would have dared travel abroad without first chopping off the hea,ds of personages who might make them- selves dangerous to him during his absence. Nadir Shah took that precaution when he went forth to invade India. Even the mullahs became reconciled to Nasr-ed-din's second and third visits to Europe, and none of them opposed the late Shah's journey, which for the reet was warmly approved by all Per- sians who have their country's welfare at heart. A Man of Qualities. I NEW SHAH'S CAREER I Beuter's representative had an interview this morning with the Persian Charge d'Affaires, who communicatee the following biographical sketch of Persia's new ruler:- The new Shah is 34 years of age, and was born at Tabriz, when hisfather was Viceroy of that province. As a child the Prince showed signs of great intelligence, remark- able strength of character, and independence of will. The late Shah took great pains witih the education of his children, and the Crown Prince not only acquired the usual Persia,n education, Persian and Arabic philosophy and science, but he also received instructions from various European professors engaged as his tutors. Thus, although the new Shah has not been to Europe (a-s a rule a Crown Prince cannot leave the country) he is well versed in the subjects taught in the edhools and universities of Europe. He speaks French particularly well, and 'has devoted considerable time to the the study of political sciences, and the political history of Europe. Among the literary men of Persia he has gained fame for his excellent caligraphy a.nd elegant. style, two aeoompliahments much prized in Persia. His Majesty is, however, above all, a military man, and hae had a careful and thorough training in the art of war, and has coiinmianded several regiments. Indeed, so desirous were the Tate Shah and Nasreddin, the new Shah's grandfather, that his mili- tary training should be as thorough as pof- Bible that the young prince entered the army as an ensign, and reached the grade of commander polely on his merits, and only after having served the full period fixed foil each intermediate grade. His Majesty is described by those who know him well as a serious and earnest man, energetic, and fond of his work, and per- sonally attending to every detail of his Government, and exacting from his ministers and assistants accurate and efficient work. It may be interesting to Europeans to know that the Shah has not inherited from his Royal ancestors that Oriental love of pomp and display usually associated with Persian Monarchy.
TREASURE FROM THE SEA I The recent storms have washed up in LIRe- dudno Bay numerous coins, and dozens of men and boys with lanterns are to be seen in pursuit of treasure after nightfall. One man has picked up five half-sovereigns, and numerous silver and copper coins have been found. The recovery of a George III. shilling and a. number of fourpenny bits, blackened by the action of the saJt water, has suggested the idea that the storms have broken up an old wreck.
NEVER SENT A TELEGRAM I The Cutlers' Company, by the death of Mr. Augustus Squire, has lost a. member of upwards of 66 years' standing. Mr. Squire, whose family hae been associated with the Cutlers' Company for upwards of two cen- turies, died in his ninety-third year. During his lifetime he burned candles in his house, for he would never (says the Telegraph") have gas or electricity laid on. He .never wont a telegram in his life, never used the telephone, and hardly ever rode in a train
DON'T SHOW THIS TO THE JUDGE I A Swansea man has won a guinea for a story which we hope will not be shown to the judges the next time they are in Swan- sea. According to the story the police-court of an assize town was built many years ago, but since then docks and shipbuilding and repairing and boilermaking yards have grown up around the court-house, with the result that proceedings inside the court are frequently interrupted by the hum of sur- rounding industry. On a recent occasion the judge ordered a constable to go and at?k the manager of a boilermaker's yard if he couldn't do something to lessen the din. The manager was in an irritable mood, and expressed a ready and exaggeratedly courteous, but sarcastic, willingness to please his kxrdehip. The sarcasm, however, was loovjt upon the policeman, a new recruit to the loca,l force. "Well, did you deliver that measiage?" inquired the judge, when the officer re-entered the court to the tune of a metallic tattoo, played by a hundred hammers. "The noise is as intolerable as ever." "Yes, sir," answered the officer, iii a serious tone. "The maraager said be would order the men to get out their injeirubber Iammiers at once."
[SHOT IN THE TEMPLE Stepson of Composer of Crug-y-bar. I SUICIDE EXTRAORDINARY I New Tredegar, the town of sensationalism, is onoe again the scene of a startling sui- cide, the victim being Bathony Williams, aged 22, the stepson of the late Ciledan Williams, composer of "Crug-y-bar." It appears that the deceased engaged in a tussle last night with another man, and went home and showed his step-brother, Jenkin Roeser, some cartridges. He said that it was his intention to shoot some birds, but, as his spirits were normal, nothing was anticipated by either his brother or his widowed mother. Just after six o'clock this morning the mother awoke her son Jenkin, and a1 most immediately afterwards the report of a gun- shot rang out. Jenldn opened the front door of the house, which is a bungalow, and on looking through the window of the deceased's bedroom was startled to see a gun lying across the chest of Bathony. He ruehed inside, and, on burst- ing open the door of deceased's bedroom, a terrible sight met his gaze. Deceased was lying in bed with a gun-ehot wound in his temple, the ballet taring shattered part of his skull and scattered the brains all over the place, even to the ceiling. Dr. Roberts was at once sent for. and eoon arrived, with Police-sergeant Humphries. Interview with Brother An interview with the brother Jenkin elicited the information that Bathony was very fond of reading encylopsedias. He was an agent for the Refuge Assurance Company, and correspondent for the Merthyr "Express." When he went home last night he was in ordi- nary spirits, but had not used the gun for two or three years, and did not keep cart- ridges in the house. Our reporter adds that young Williams aocompianied him a week ago over the moun- tain in search of a girl who was lost, and was then in excellent spirits. Young Williams was a grocer's assistant by trade, and had worked at Bargoed. He had also been engaged at the Pembroke Dock canteen. He was regarded by his employer as of a sullen disposition. In the gun was a blank cartridge, and five other loaded ones were found. Young Wil- i liams is said to have been drinking yester- day. Last week he offered to sell the very gun with which he committed the deed to a friend. One of his ambitions was to become a qualified reporter, and with that intention he studied hard.
A Burglar's Identity I ALIAS "JOHN SPENCER, OF SWANSEA' One of the most daring burglars ever known to the London police," was Detec- tive-sergeant Davies's description of William Pearson, who appeared on Tuesday at the South Western Police-court charged with bur- glary at Wildcroft, putn-ey Heath, the house which Lord Algernon Percy has rented from Sir George Newnes, M.P. for Swansea. Be identified the prisoner, who was com- mitted for trial, as the man who had escaped from custody after being committed on a charge of burglary at the Royal School for Officers' Daughters at Baith. The details of the case may be re-called, as they made eome sensation in the early days of last month. Miss Fox, one of the assistant governesses of the school, who slept in a room some- what apart from the other night quarters of the staff, was disturoed at two in the morning by someone moving near ner bed. iiu-ot/cmng out her arm in the dark, she touched a man who was standing beside her. Oi course, sne screamed, but no one came to her help, and she found courage at last to aak the stranger what he wanted. "Money," was tne answer, but Miss Pox had no money in her room, and she swooned away, only to find that the man was still beside her insisting that money should be given. If she had no money, would she promise to bring some to him (J. Jonneon) the next day, at two o'clock, near the obelisk in the park? In her fear she promised to keep the tryet with L2 in a white envelope, giving the burglar her watch and chain and little silver whistle as a pledge. He was not a burglar by calling, he said, but a poor black 6heepwho wanted money to go to America. At last he went as silently as he came, and Mise Fox, looking herself in, waited for the morning, when she told the lady prin- cipal Miss Blake, the lady principal, herself kept that appointment by the obelisk in the Vic- toria Park. She had no white envelope in her hand, but, with all a lady principal's habit of command, she made J. Johnson hand over Mies Fox'a watch, chain, and whistle to her, after which a lurking detec- tive pounced upon him. Newspaper controversy was at once attracted by the case, and the question whether or no Miss Fox should have allowed Miss Blake to trap the man whom she had promised to buy off was warmly debated by old pupils of the Royal School and other experts in casuistry. In the meantime J. Johnson," alias John Spencer, of Swansea," dissociated himeelf from the matter by making a daring escape from the county police while being taken to Shepton Mallet to await his trial.
Charge of Inebriety I PREFERRED AGAINST A RECTOR. A consistory court assembled at Peter- borough on Tuesday to investigate charges of inebriety preferred against the Rev. Holmes Micklethwaite, rector of Little Cas- terton, Stamford. The charges were thirteen in number, and extended over a period from March to September last. It was alleged that on one occasion Mr. Micklethwaite was drunk when conducting a funeral, and that on another occasion, whilst under the influence of drink, he went into a bathing place at Stamford, where he dozed off and had water thrown upon him by boys. Some twenty witnesses were examined on Tuesday in support of the allegations, and after sitting eight hours the. court adjourned until to-day (Wednesday).
GENERAL PAVLOFF SLAIN I Russian Assassination. 1 A telegram from St. Petersburg to-day says that General Pavloff, the Chief Military Public Prosecutor, was killed by a revolver shot at nine o'clock this morning. A later telegram says that the assassina- tion of General Pavloff took place in the courtyard of the chief milita.ry tribunal, where the general had his official residence. The murderer, who was diesguised as a private in the Army Service Corps, fired three revolver shots at General Pavloff, who was mortally wounded, and shortly afterwards expired. The assassin ran down the adjoin- ing street and, according to one version, killed and, according to am,other, wounded to policemen and a boy before he was arrested.
IRISH CHIEF SECRETARY, The "Irish Times" to-day makes the follow- ing- announcement"We have reason to believe that Mr. Lewis Harcourt, First Gam- in istriontsr of Works, has been appointed Chief-Secretary to the Lard-Lieutenamt. in succession, to Mr. Bryce."
POSTMAN'S CHRISTMAS BOXES Appearing at Clerkenwell County-court yes- terd a, on behalf of her husband, John Tillett, of Dalston, Mrs. Tillett said he was an auxi- liary postman, earning 15s. 2d. per week, and that he was not in a position to pay. Plaintiff: He can pay, your honour. Judge Edge: How do you know? Plaintiff: He has just had his Christmas boxes. The Judge You cannot prove that. I don't know how far the Act of Parliament has Btopped these Chriatma.s boxes. Plaintiff: They get them right enough. The Judge: You must get more evidence from the Post Office. I will adjourn this case.
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VISION OF A MURDER DRAMATIC JERSEY TRIAL. I" I See Him Before My Eyes." A dra,ma,tic incident, reminiscent of Mac- beth," was mentioned yesterday at the resumed trial in Jersey of Thomas Connan and Marie Leguen, brother and sister, who are accused of the murder of the woman's husband by striking him down in a cornfield. The incident (briefly reported yesterday) was related by a witnc,-s. a neighbour of the Leguens, who stated tiiat after the discovery of the murder the wife eaid to her, "I can- not sleep. I cannot endure it. It seems as if I always see him walking before my eyes." A member of the honorary police who charged the prisoners said that an examina- tion of the field where the crime was com- mitted revealed signs of A Severe Struggle having taken place, wheat being trodden down several feet in diameter. There were large spots of blood on the wheat and ail-so on the ciart track. Two watch-chains were picked up near the body, and identified 'by a jeweller who had sold them to Connan. A large stone, smeared with 'blood, was found near the 'body of the murdeNXl man, wbœe head was eeverely b?etered. Connan made a confession after being cautioned. He said that when they met Leguen, the latter was drunk. His wife led him to the cornfield, and when Leguen was asleep they both struck him. The clock chimed two. Connan said he exchanged his own boots for those that Leguen was wearing. His sister searched the body for money, but found none. Mrs. Leguen, on being arrested, denied being present, but said her brother had killed her husband. Jury's Visit to the Scene The official analyst said that a stone weighing over 41b. a.nd 7in. long wa.s sub- mitted to him for the purpose of scientific examination. He found blood-stains and hair upon it. The woman's skirt had been washed. The medical evidence was to the effect that the cause of death was shock and hemor- rhage, due to severe injuries to the head, which bore extensive injuries. The injuries could not have been accidental. A great deal of violence had been used. A woman could have caused the fractures if the man was unable to defend himself. Judging by the surroundings, the man must have offered a considerable amount of resistance. Several witnesses for the defence stated that the prisoners were at home at nine o'clock on the evening of the crime, but no one could swear that they did not leave the house after that hour. At the conclusion of the evidence the court adjourned to allow the jury to visit thto spot where the murder was committed. Connan's Prepared Speech The Solicitor-General, in addressing the jury, said the body of the murdered man was found by three visitors to the island, and death had probably occurred some 36 hours previously. At the inquest there was then no suspicion whatever against either of the pri- soners, who gave evidence, the woman stating that she had not seen her husband for some time, as they lived apart, and he had threatened her. In Connan's possession when arrested was a piece of paper with an apparently prepared speech written thereon. Leguen whs an inoffensive individual, a.nd no reason could be found for his wandering in such a lonely spot at dead of night. He could not have gone there of his own free will. Connan could give no explanation of his two chains being found near the dead man's body, and this (said counsel) proved him to be the assassin. After his confession he gave the minutest details regarding the crime, and these had been corroborated. The Solicitor-General had not concluded when the court adjourned till to-day.
ANARCHIST DETAINED At Bow-street on Tuesday Siegfrid Wacht, electrical engineer, was charged on a warrant with threatening Morriss Beer, a journalist. Prosecutor stated that in 1902, when King Edw-ard was in Gibraltar, prisoner was arrested there. He knew him slightly, and wrote to his paper, the "Vorwtarts," to say tha,t he did not think Wacht was etrong enough mentally, or that he had sufficient oalmmess or determination, to make an attempt on the King's life. In October last prisoner accused him in the British Museum of writing against him, and subsequently threatened him. He thereupon oonsulted with the chief librarian, a.nd a warramt was obtained. He knew Wacht was an Anarchist, and not a peaceful one. Counsel for the defence sa.id prisoner had a revolver in his possession when the King was in Gibraltar, and, being an Anarchist, was arrested. Directly the King had gone he was released. Wacht denied uttering threats. The case was put back for the attendance of the museum librarian. Later in the day a clerk from the British Museum was called, but he was unable to throw any light on the matter. The Magistrate ordered the prisoner to find a surety of £20 and enter into recognisances for a similar amount to keep the peace for six months.
BODY ON THE MOUNTAIN The body found on the mountain near Deri on Monday has been identified as that of Henry John Collier, a native of Cwm, Ebbw Vale. The father says he was subject to fits. He left home on the 22nd ult., and was seen at Tteharris the same week.
OLD SCHOOLFELLOW'S EVIDENCE Arthur Nichols, brother of a well-known solicitor, and a resident of Battersea, was charged at the Sonth-Western Court with being drunk and disorderly. A constable said that the prisoner flou- rished a stick about excitedly. He was taken away by a friend, but, returning, renewed his disorderly conduct. The Prisoner: I was annoyed at water being thrown over me. I went to the police- station to complain of the constable's inter- ference, and on my return the officer took me into custody. I was not the worse for drink, but agitated. Mr. de Grey: I see the divisional surgeon says in his certificate you were the worse for drink. Prisoner: I must deny it, although he ;s my schoolfellow. Mr. de Grey ordered him to pay the doctor's fee.
PUNT MYSTERY SOLVED j The mystery surrounding the discovery of a punt afloat on the Thames at Kingston early on Monday morning has been solved. The punt contained a lady's boot and two golf balls, and some tragedy was feared. It has now been ascertained that on Sun- day night the pavilion of the Home Park tGolf Club was broken into, and the boot and balls form part of the stolen property. The thieves evidently took the punt to cross the river. The dragging operations in the river have ceased
DIFFUSED MOONLIGHT I Heard in Preston Polioe-court: It was moon- light in their yard. Witness (next-door neighbour): Yes, and in ours, too.
BEVAN'S SENTENCE. I No Remission for Newport I Wife-killer Mr. Digby Powell, solicitor, Newport, has received a. letter from the Home Office with reference to the case of William Bevan, the ex-soldier, who in September, 1905, murdered his wife at Newport and was at the next ensuing assizes sentenced to penal servitude for life. The Home Office sta,t,e that Mr. Gladstone has given careful consideration to the peti- tion sent to him in July last with reference to Bevan, but he regrets that he would not be justified at present in advising any reduction of the sentence. The case, however, will not be lost sight of, and Mr. Gladstone hopes that at a later date he may be able to recommend his Majesty to grant some remission of the term of Bevan's sentence.
MORE FLANNELETTE Mr. Howel Cuthbertson held an inquest at the Garth Police-station, Maesteg, on the body of Gwyn Walters. Elizabeth Walters, 14, Maiden-street, Cwinfelin, stated that deceased was her child and was one year and four months old. He was burnt on Saturday, December 22, being then in his flannelette nightdress. He dropped a halfpenny under the fonder, and was reaching to get it out when his sleeve caught fire. The Coroner emphatically warned parents against buying flannelette. He had had two cases already this year, and 52 oases under seven years of a-ge last year of p-ersonb losing their lives owing to flannelette. Dr. Bell Thomas said that he saw deoeased on December 22. He was very much burnt from the shoulder to the tip of the fingers. He died from exhaustion and inability to take nourishment. The verdict was according to the medicaJ evidence.
Thousands Starving. I GREAT FAMINE IN RUSSIA I" Ravages of Typhus. On my way to the famine districts (says a special correspondent of the "Tribune"), where I shall obtain first-hand information of the condition of affairs, I have just seen Prince Orbeiiani one of the leaders of the Zemstvo Famine Belief Organisation. He assured me that the gravity of the con- ditions reported to prevail in the famine- stricken provinces is exceeded by the actual state of things. The latest news from the provinces of Kazan and Ufa shows that there is a. complete exhaustion of the stock of food- stuffs. that numbers of peasant famiies are only having food once every four daya. and that 200,000 persons are famishing in the Menzelinsk district alone. If such is the state of things at the opening of the winter, what can be expected a month or two hence? The district just mentioned is divided into eigthit medical sub-districts, each already having over I Three Hundred Cases of typhus. Assistance from the Government can scarcely be relied upon, the grant due in November having only just been received by the local authorities. Kven if the assistance were to be prompt and punctual, it would only provide wbout one-third of what is nd. I Private, assistance is far more generous. Within the last two days the Zemetvo Famine Belief Organisation has received over £ 1,100, collected by Mme. Morosotf, a relative of the late Moscow millionaire. This lady has now started for the province of Ufa to ascertain the extent of the distress there, and intends issuing an appeal to the merchants of Moscow. The idea of starting a British Famine Fund is applauded on every hand, and Prince Orbeiiani exjxresses has deep oonvict-ion that, should it be realilied it will evoke the grati- tude of every Itussian.
I Family Squabble Sequel COMEDY AT ROATH PARK Cardiff Butcher's Xmas Box The stipendiary (Ur. T. W. Lewis), sitting to-day at Cardiff police-court, had beiore him a case in which John William Hicks, carrying on business as a buitoher in Albany- roiid, summoned Oscar Percy Rocs, engineer, 5, Richards-street, Caithaye, for assault. Mr. C. P. Cadle appeaired for complainant. Mr. Harold Lloyd, who defended, said the aseault was admitted; also, that there was no dispute as to the facts. Complainant said that on Christmas morn- ing, between eleven and twelve, he was in the sitting-room behind the shop, and answered a knook at the door. There he saw defendant, who said he had called in answer to a letter from his (witness's) wife, 'and wlantled to know what accusation he (hick,s) had to make against him. Witness replied that he had nothing to say. Then defendant asked if he might say at the door wnat he had to say, and witness said, "Yea, if you wish." Mrs. Hicks called out, o. Come in," and defendant, who had been t orbiddm the house, entered, and in the ting-room defendant asked about "certain accusations." Witness said he did not believe those evil accusations. Then defen- dant said if he (Hicks) was a man he would stand up and deny what was said. Saying ,that he was "no man," defendant hit him heavily in the right eve, and Knocked Him Over the Sofa A second blow nearly stunned the butcher, who, to avoid further hostilities, got up and jumped over the wall into the domain of a neighbour. Defendant followed and inquired after him. On November 6 witness had occa- sion to order defendant off. Mr. Harold Lloyd: This man had lived in your house for a number of years?—No, you make a mistake; not a number of years. For some time?-—Yes. He lodged with you?—Yes, I took him in because his parents had turned him out. He was on tervas of considerable friend- ship with you and your wife?-He was a friend of mine; but I should say he was not a friend of mine at the finish. You accused him of misconduct with your wife?—Newr! Not to a living soul! Yotrr wife wrote to him, and at her request he came to the house?—Yes, he did. You suggested that he had misconducted himself, and he then struck you?—Witness again met the question with a blank denial. For the defence Mr. IraraId Lloyd said these men had been friends for a number of years. There had been some disturbance between Mr. and Mrs. Hicks, which had resulted in their living apart. Defendant got a letter from Mrs. Hicks inviting him to the house. He went; there was a good deal of talk, and, upon the accusation being made, defendant lost his temper and struck the two blows. He expressed deep regret, and promL .'d never to go there again. Fined 40s. and costs or one month.
I West Ham Scandal BOND'S TRAVELLER AND THE ALTERED BOOKS The defendants in what is known as the West Ham Poor Law scandal were before the magistra;te at Stratford to-day for the eighth time. Their names are William Anderson, Frank William Hill, Richard Philip Tarrant, and George Arthur Crump (guar- dians of the union), and Edward John Hodg- kin, Lewis George Hill, Alfred Eiches, and John Baird (officials of the workhouse and infirmary). The charge against them is that they conspired with Harry Elijah Bond, the late contractor to West Ham Union, to defraud the guardians of large sums of money. Samuel John Smith, a coal merchant of Leyton, who, stated that he bad been in busi- ness on his own account since August of last year. Up to August the previous year he was also in business, and on that date and subsequent to the expiry of a contract he had with the Leyton Urban District he join.ed Bond in business. He became a traveller for Bond's retail business. On the 9th of April, 1906, witness was sent for by Bond, and took part in altering the out-porter's book and the infirmary-porter's book, to make the figures agree. Young Bond called out the fiures, and witness made the .additions in the porters' books. Whilst witness and young Bond were engaged in this work Lewis Hill came to the house. In cross-examination by Mr. Frampton (for Lewis Hill), the witness said he had a tacit understanding with Bond in August, 1905, that he should join him in the August of the next year. He had known Bond fairly inti- mately for several years, but he did not dis- cuss with him anything a;bout the Leyton contract. There was no reason why he should. He knew that Air. Bond was a. member of the Leyton District Council. Witness was not buying coal from Bond dur- ing the currency of the Leyton contract, but was buying it direct himself in a great many instances. Mr. Frampton Have you got the books of the business?—So far as I know I have got them. I have not destroyed any of the books. Do you not know that this business of your's was practically Bond's, and that you had to conceal that from the Leyton Council? -No, it was nothing of the kind. Do you wish us to understand that you did not know what you were doing when you were assisting Bond to alter the infirmary books?—I did not know the facts of the case, but I knew that we were altering the infir- mary book. The Chairman of the Bench: Do you mean to tell us that you were altering a book at another man's distation without knowing what you were doing? Witness: Do you wish to know why? The Chairman: I only ask you the ques- tion. (Proceeding.)
EDITOR SENT TO GAOL I At the Old Bailey on Tuesday Edward De Marne<y, editor of Judy," who wae found guilty of publishing obscene libels, surren- dered to receive judgment. Counsel urged that the case might be met by the imposition of a fine, but the Common Serjeamt said that nothing could be worse than the publication of improper advertise- ments of this character, and sentenced him to two months' imprisonment in the second division.
POSITION OF THE HIGHLAND FLING I Lloyd's Falmouth Agent telegraphed on Tuesday afternoonThe steamer Highland Fling is In a critical position. Roclis arc through the bottom; No. 1 lower hold and 'tween decks are full of water -t high water, and No. 2 lower hold 6ft. Will start dis- charging No. 2.
SIDELIGHT ON THE DRAMA I TIM salaries for drama are notofKHjely 1 bad, a.nd a-T?ra?e not n- tjum &,gL & waa. I witness m Sbamee F<4io&<our^
I Blood-Trail at Cardiff IBi-ood-Ti,ail at Cardiff AN EXTRAORDINARY STORY I Policeman's Grim Mission. Noticing bloodstains on the footway in Wood-street, Cardiff, early this morning, Police-constable Ohidzey became suspicious, and, following the trail, found it led to Pen arth-road- Near Harpur-street he found a man lying on the pavement bleeding from a number t He was in of severe cuts on the right wrist. He was in a very weak condition from loss of blood, and the constable, with assistance, took him in a cab to Dr. Buist's surgery, where, after attending him, the doctor ordered his removal to the Cardiff Infirmary. On arrival at the infirmary he was attended to by Drs. Dobbin and Watkins, who stated that his condition was serious owing to the loss of blood. The man told Dr. Watkins that he was an Italian subject, and oould not speak a word of English, but could speak a little German. He said his name was Parlo Giuessepe, and that he came to Cardiff yesterday from Hamburg, and cut his wrist with a piece of glass. Inspector John Davies afterwards made inquiries, and, following the trail of blood from Penarth-road. found it led to Gough- street, and on examining No. 20 in that street he found a window broken, and a quantity of blood and glass on the window ledge. He at once called the occupier of the house up, and he stated that shortly after midnight a man broke his window and cut his arm in I doing so. He did not know the man, and could not say why he did it.
SOUTH AFRICANS' Y,103000 I Cardiff Secretary's Record It is estimated that the South African team of Bugby footballers have received nea-rly £10,000 as their share of the gate- money during their recent tour, which in- cluded 29 matches in Great Britain and France. Travelling, hotel, and bare out-of-pocket expenses are all that constitute legal amateur payments. Not a single member of the African team has made a penny profit out of the trip. After their fixture at Paris the Africans waived their right to the full 60 per cent.. of the gate (which amounted to £ 240), and only accepted the bare amount of their ex- penses—. £ 60. Mr. Cardeu, the manager of the Africans, has not yet gone fully into the question of accounts and, as he informed a press repre- sentative yesterday, the balance-sheet of the tOllr is a document to be first handed to the South African Board of Control before being issued to the public. Still, it will be found that S10,000 is very near the mark. From this amount the ex- tenses of the tour will have to be deducted; and it is interesting to note that the New Zealanders cleared a prolit of nearly £ 9,000 after everything had been paid. For settling a. business transaction speedily the Cardiff secretary established a Rugby rcoord. Before Mr. Garden left Cardiff on the night od the match Mr. C. S. Arthur handed him a cheque for £ 535, being half of the gross takings. Welshmen have a very practical way of expressing sympathy. The Africans sail for home on Saturday. They will have the satisfaction of knowing that their tour will have enriched British teams, and had also done much good for minor clubs in their own country. The team's benefits are only our appreciation and their enjoyable holiday.
CONDITION OF MISS ROUS There is no chanige in the condition of Miss Rous to-day. She still lies in a serious state.
RAILWAY FACILITIES I Week-End Tickets To and From I London. At a meeting of the Cardiff Parliamentary Committee to-da<y (the Lord Mayor in the chair) Alderman W. J. Trounce reported upon the steps which a sub-e-ommittee had taken to obtain improved railway facilities for the city. Week-end tickets, he said, were now issued from London to Cardiff and from Cardiff to London at a fare and a quarter. First, second, and third-class tickets were also issued this winter between Cardiff and London in connection with Continental book- ings, and were available for six weeks. Week- end tickets between Cardiff and Gloucester were issued this month, and would be con- tinued henceforth. This was a great boon, as Cardiff passengers could obtain in connec- tion with these tickets wei-k-euds from Gloucester to all Midland points for which such, tickets were issued from Gloucester. Very great facilities were now granted for week-end tickets compared with last year, both from and to Cardiff. For instance, whereas they were only issued to about 200 places last winter, they were now issued to 700 points on the various railway systems, for which privileges their thanks were due to the Great Western Railway Company. Reference should also be made to the advan- t^es of the Fishguard route to Ireland, and H.? to the special express trains now running daily by the new route via Banbury, to Leicester, Sheffield,, York, and Newcastle-on-Tyne. Goods and parcels rates and facilities were likewise very much improved of late. To these and other matters the sub-oommittee were devoting their atten- tion. It wao resolved that the report, which was considered to be very eatis factory, be entered on the minutes.
I To-day's Finance. LONDON, Wednesday, 1.0 p.m. Money is in fair demand at 3g per cent. Discount rates—short bille 4i per oent., and three months' bills 41 per cent. Controls &ad Irish and Transvaal loans irni altered. Home Rails quiet. Americans weak. Truais easier. Fall: Ordinary 1-16. Mexic-an Bails unchanged. Foreigners quiet. Mines steady. PRIXCIPAL PTT.A vm North western, Dover A" i, Great Northern De- ferred i up; Illinois 3, Union Pacific 1, Atohison H Louisville, Milwaukee, Southern Pacific, Steels 1, Southern t. Erie, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Heading 1, Canadian Pacific, Steel Pref i, Baltimore, Chesapeake t, Ontario. down. Uruguay t Chinese 1898,il i up; Guatemala o, Turkish Unified 1, Spanish J down. Vereenining, Welgedacht 4, Gold Trust, Johannesburg Estate Prop, De Beer Deferred, Geduld, Lace Diamond, Taquah, Hor? Shoe, Anaconda 1-16, Northern Copper, Mozambique, East Rand 1-32 up; Trnio, V?l River, Utah J, Premier, S?berian Prop Boston, Spasaky. TaRcanytka 1-16, Orak, Associated North Block 1-32 down. CARDIFF, Wednesday, 1.0 p.m. Although the local Stock Market is again strong in tone, therrf is this morning no outstanding feature. Rails are quietly steady. Colliery Shares very firm, and there is comparatively little doing in other direc- tions.
CARDIFF WATER SUPPLY BarryReservoirsBill to be Opposed The Town-clerk of Cardiff (Mr. J. L. Wheat- ley) stated at a meeting of the Parliamentary committee to-day that reports upon the local Parliamentary bills, so far as they affected the corporation, had been prepared by the city waterworks and electrical engineers, a.nd by himself, and he asked for an instruc- tion to get them printed and circulated among the members of the committee. The most important was the Barry Company'* Bill, under which powers were sought to con- struct reservoirs in the neighbourhood of ILlani&hen. This Bill would interfere to a great extent with the water rights of the cor- poration, and the proper course would be to instruct the Parliamentary agents to prepare a. petition against the Bill. Not only did the Barry Company propose"to abstract water which the corporation had a right to for the purpose of filling the LLanislien and Lisvane storage reservoirs, but they would, if the Bill passed, diminish the quantity of water which entered Boath Park Lake, and was used at the electrical power station, which was a very serious matter. Mr. Chappell, as chairman of the parks committee, stated that they wanted at Boath Park a.ll the water which came down the Boath brook, and if any of it were abstracted the brook which ran through the park would become a nuisance and dangerous to health. The town-clerk was requested to get the reports printed in order that they may be considered at the next meeting.
SOUND LOGIC prompts you to keep a supply of (ladifornia, Syrup of Figs in the house. It is the pleasanteet and most truly beneficial of laxatives, a tonic to the sluggish organs, as well ae a cleansing medicine. At this eeaeon of the year it is especially need- ful, when a little pardonable indulgence in the good things of the ta.ble is li.a.,ble to cause over-heating of the stomach, indiges- tion, and biliousness. It is positively neces- sary to children who have been given too many sweets or too much paatry; and it ia only another daudous to- e3078
THE VOTE FOR THE FORWARDS Below we give the selection of Forwards for the Ideal Welsh Team contained in the voting coupons which have up to the present been received at the "Evening Express" Office, Cardiff. The Forward voting coupon first appeared on Monday, and it is being repeated every day this week (see Page 4). The names below are arranged according to the number of votes received for each, the highest being at the top. To-morrow and on succeeding days this week this list will again appear, when, it may be, the positions of the men. named may be changed by the later voting or other names may be added. Up to the present the record of the vote is as follows:- W. Joseph (Swansea). W. Neill (Cardiff). J. Brown (Cardiff). C. M. Pritchard (Newport). G. Travers (Pill Harriers). Tcm Evans (Llanelly). W. Do well (Newport). A. F. Harding (London Welsh). G. Northiiiorc (Cardiff). F. Serine (Swansea). J. J. Hodges (Newport). A. Brice (Cardiff). G. Boots (Newport). J. Watts (Llanelly). R. G. Thomas (Mountain Ash), J. Casey (Cardiff'. J. Powell (Cardiff). Dick Thomas (Llanelly). H. Watkins Llanelly). J. F. Williams (London Welsh). D. Jones (Treherbert). Walters (Llanelly). P.C. D. Thomas (Aberdare). W. Jones (Aberavon). E. Hiams (Swansea). E. Thomas (Newport). J. C. Jenkins (London Welsh). F. Smith (Cardiff).
WALES V ENGLAND. I Welsh Players Criticised I The football critic of the London "Express" says:— On paper the Welsh three-quarters do not seem very imposing. It is almost superfluous to add that were Nicholls (on the form he is in at present) and Morgan available, Wales would "jump to get them. Of the wing men, neither J. L. Williams nor Mad docks possesses extraordinary merit; in fact, both get in again for want of better talent. Then Gabe is not the "centre" he was, while J. Evans showed little resource when he a.ssisted Monmouthshire against the 'Bok- ken." The halves" are good and know each other's methods. If Gibbs, with his fine dribbling powers, cannot play, he will be missed, as he would make a useful rovet." The forwards were undoubtedly the weakest section of the team at Swansea, therefore little wonder that a wholesale clearance was made. London Welshmen are evidently not in favour, though Jenkins did quite well enough at Swansea to be given a. further trial. Be- sides, his form in the metropolis this season has been excellent. Noeill and T. Evans, of Llanelly, have before now appeared for the Principality. Evans is grand in the loose, and has a good try record this season for Llitnelly. J. Evans, J. Brown, J. Watts, and W. Dowell, of Newport, constitute the new caps." Brown has not received recognition any too soon. HOME CAPTAIN PREDICTS ENGLISH I DEFEAT I It is now practically certain that all the selected Welsh players, with the one excep- tion of W. Joseph, of Swansea, will be seen wearing the national colours against Eng- land at Swansea next Saturday. Reggie Gibbs, who has been suffering from a severe cold, is making a most satisfactory recovery, and was able to attend to his ordi- nary business duties at the Docks on Tues- day. He will turn out for training to-day (Wednesday), and if he then feels well enough to play will send an intimation to Mr. Walter Rees accordingly, H. B. Winfield, whose knee was damaged at Moseley on Saturday, is also benefiting immensely from his special treatment of massage and radiant heat, but, though able to walk all right, will take no rkks until to-morrow (Thursday), when he will have a run round and some practice in kicking. All the other players are in perfect condition. A sort of informal practice was indulged in at the training quarters of the Cardiff Club on Tuesday evening under the supervi- sion of Dicky Owen, who will captain the Welsh team for the first time on Saturday. The other players who turned up were George Travers, Tom Evans, James Watts, Jack Evans, and Jack Brown, and each one reported himself in tip-top form. Various causes prevented the other players making their appearance, but much good was done in discussing the plan of campaign. All were agreed upon the wisdom of packing two, three, and two in the serum, but there will be a further confabulation after lunch at Swansea on Saturday, when all the players will be together. Owen, who looked particularly fit, stated that Willie Trew was prevented from coming up to Cardiff at the laet moment owing to his working hours being unexpectedly pro- longed. Asked his opinion as to the chances of Wales, he smiled that knowing smile of his, and said, "I think we shall win nicely. I like our forwards, who are all scrimmogers. We had Welsh and London Welsh forwards against the Springboks at Swansea, and they didn't blend, don't you see." There will be no need of providing extra stand accommodation, as the standz4 specially erected for the South Africans match have not bee;i removed. There are still a few grand stand tickets which can be obtained on application from the secretary (Mr. Walter Rees). The selection of the referee is in the hands of the Scottish Union, the name of whose nominee had not been received up to a late hour on Tuesday evening. English Team Change F. S, Scott, of Bristol, has been selected to fill the vacancy in the English three-quarter line in the team to meet Wales at Swansea on Saturday next. Scott, who stands 5ft. 8in. and weighs list., played for England v. The Rest in the trial match previous to the South Africans' game, but had few oppor- tunities owing to weak centre play. Scott is a medical student. South Africans' Tour I With a view to commemorating the successes of the South African team in England a fund is being raised in South Africa to endow beds in hospitals in each South African centre of the Rugby Union.— Keuter.
Have you voted for the Ideal Eight Forwards? See Coupon on Page 4.
CARDIFF CLUB OOMMriTEE'S INVIDIOUS POSITION. Reform of the Welsh Union is not an enterprise which appeals to the majority of the members of the Cardiff Football Ciub Committee, and they are between the devil and the deep sea in the sense that they are bound by resolution of the annual meeting of the club to summon a conference of representatives of other Welsh clubs to discuss the question, although such a proceeding is contrary to their own personal wishes. Two members of the com- mittee-Dr. J. J. Buist and Mr. John Daries- are known to be keen reformers but they are in the minority on the Cardiff committee. Yet, though in the minority, they are backed up by the mandate of the unanimous vote of the club members at the last annual meeting, and are, therefore, in a position to demand that the conference shall be con- vened- The matter was diecussed with no little warmth at the club meeting on Monday even- ing, although the report was given out to the press i presentativee by the secretary (Mr. C. S. Arthur) that only routine business had come before the committee. As a matter of fact, the committee, tied down by the resolution of the annual meet- ing, decided to summon representatives of clubs to a conference, which will be held within the next couple of weeks, and in the meantime certain proposals, embodying the reforms deemed necessary, will be drafted into definite shape. ORDERED OFF THE FIELD. A meeting of the Cardiff and District Rugby Union was held ou Tuesday, Mr A. H. Williams presiding. A report from the referee in the Romilly- Oanton match was read with reference to the ordering off of two Rain illy men, Richard Williains and Casper.—Williams was suspended for one month, and Casper for two months.—The Chairman said that the conduct of D. J. Thomas, of the Romilly committee, also merited punishment, and he was debarred from holding any official club appointment. Air. R. W. John, general secretary, stated that the cup competition transferred by the Cardiff Club to them would be held on the second Saturday in Fol)ruary.-It was decided that competitors' ages should be not over seventeen on December 31. WELSH FOOTBALL UNION. WALES V. ENCILAND, nt Swansea, January 12th, 1907.-Ticket8 for Seats Inside Ropes (reserved, but not numbered), 38. each, may be obtained from Waiter E. Rees, Secretary W.F.U., Neath. e4943
STEVENS, RUEAD- I Onoe osed atways Med.
I HAYDOCK PARK. ■i A—The ??GAN STEEPLECHASE of 70 ? L *? sovs, for four yeaj olds and up- wards; winners extra. Two miles. ?410 5-lfr V Thonipson' Medii??,3 Mc?rgan 1 5 11 Mr H M H?-tigU's Domino .Morac 2 6 12 5 Sir:J Walker's Young BU(k II Casey 3 Alao ran-J??ar (1?iernev), Paddy Brown (Owner), Peeping Tom kjacques) ]?e?tralyayl?k (H Jap-k?n?, r:f.:f (Thatcher), CtLincapiji (Heher), ItJ(j: I .jid Argyll (Owner). Winner trained by Colling. Betting—7 to 4 on Domino, 103 to 30 agst Medico, and 10 to 1 agst any other. Won. a good race by threa-parts of a length; a very bad third. Peeping Tom and Jocular refused. (Race started at 1.2.) ■i OA-The "NESDAY SELLING HLIE? 1.30 DLE RACE of 70 sovs, for four year olds and upwards; winner to be sold for 50 sovs. Two miles. 5 11 5 Mr G Walmciley's Call Duck G-oswell 1 all 9 Mr T Mason's Triplands L Birch 2 6 11 4 Mr J Laie's Lothians King Tuc- 3 Also ran-Crow Needle (Owner I, Post Karte (G F Wilson), apd Templemore (C Jones). Winner trained by W Woodland. Betting-4 to 1 on all Duck, 10 to .1 agist Lothiajis King, and 10D to 8 agst any other. Won by twelve lengths; a bad third. (Race started at 1.31.) ￼ A—The WARRINGTON HANDICAP 2 • HURDLE RACE of 150 6ovs; win- ners extra. Two miles. 5 11 8 Ool R L Birkin's Mr Delamere ..Williamson 1 6 12 5 Mr D Wells's Syncopate Newev 2 6 10 5 Mr A Hodgson's Sir William .Lya.il 3 Also ranenkins (Goswell), Lady H-swker (Leader), Bsreeoff (Mr Bell). M&nsvelt (Brown), Moonstruck (Lawn), and Herbert Vincent (Mason Winner trained by W Woodland. ADDITIONAL ARRIVALS THIS MORNING. Young Buck II., Hoar Abbey, Methelioc, Pretty Patsey, Call Duck. Royal Freak, Moonstruck, Synco- raw, Herbert Vincent, John Dory, Varlet, Bonnie Spnagfield, St Jacut, Be Very Wise, Bombay, Chair- master, Slim, Portrane, Annie's Joy, M ill man, t-' prig of Nobility, Longcroft, Sir Evelyn Wood, Redeemer, Kimhledon Queen, Roburie, and W Lad.
OFFICIAL SCRATCHINGS. t The "Sportsman" his been officially informed by Messrs. Weatherby of the following scratchinp:- All engagements—Laventura (dead), and Coup de Grace. Hurst Park engagements—Violetta. Earlstown Handicap, Haydock Park-Iddo.
NEWMARKET NOTES. I (FRCM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) I A duU NEWMARKET, Wednesdav. BEST WORK. Brewer's Laveuse and York 11., a useful eix fur- longs. Betty's Kilgla^s, Peter Jackson, and Centre Board, a uaeful six furlongs. Camion's Prophet III. Sherwood Rise, and Series, a nice mile and a quarter stripped; Red Lad followed steadily. C Waugh's Ancaster and Keithock, & good two miles etripped. LINCOLNSHIRE HANDICAP WORK. Camisara, a useful mile. Gala Wreath, a steady six furlongs.
To-morrow's Racing. I HAYDOCK PARK MEETING. —The WHITE LODGE SELLING STEEPLECHASE of 70 sovs, for four year olds and upwards; winner to be sold for 50 sovs. Two miles. -The STATION SELLING HANDI- CAP HURDLE RACE of 70 sovs, for four year olds and upwards; winner to be sold for 50 sovs. Two miles. Mr G Gunter's Blue Vinny Gunter6 Mr J G L Ecclcs's Cheshire Beagle .Cowap 4 Mr J Croxton's Roburite .La.ke 6 Mr Walmsiey's Call Duck. W Woodland 5 Mr A Woodland's Wiæ Lad Private a Mr G Menziee's Norton .M.enzies I) Mr J L Smith's Young Americus ..Coulthwaite 5 Mr John Buras's Cloarbury Mr George Dodd'i* Hoyal Freak .Private 4 Mr Gordon Barrett's De Lisle .Di¡:;by 4 Mr B E Goodall's Nino Private 4 Capt Parser's Author Private 5 —The MAIDEN FOUR YEAR OLD HURDLE RACE PLATE of 70 sovs; lOst 101b each; winners extra. Two miles. 6t lb Mr J M Bell's Turbine .Ambler 10 10 Mr P Brailli's Paddy Leary Private 10 10 Mr James Burns's Dunavon Burns 10 10 r AnT Cartwright's Gaarnoe.s Private 10 10 Mr G Cooper's Portrane Coulthwaite 10 10 lr J Croxton's Rib Lak, 10 10 Mr T Davidson's Northumbrian R Taylor 10 10 Mr R B Dcbeli's Ladjola 10 10 Mr J B Farter's The Winning Post Wilkinson 10 10 Mr G Gunter's Narrateur 10 10 Mr L E B Homan's Scotch Mistake Bostock 10 10 Mr J C Lyons's Chairman .? Private 10 1U n i J C Mh'" T:ir ) î'6 î Capt Noel Mon?y'-? Brainber F Han.can 10 10 Mr B Riley's Beatrice Anne K?n??y 10 10 Mr G W Smith's Fayoum Manning 10 10 Mr R C Thompson's tSuiky Nun Scott 10 10 Mr V T Thompsons Oakbank Colling 10 10 Mr G Walmsley's Sir Evelyn Wood W Woodland 10 10 -The JANUARY HANDICAP STEE- PLECHASE of 150 sovs; winners ex- tra. Two milee. ys st Ib Mr T Clyde's Onward Maher a 12 12 Mr H M Hartigan's Springmount F Hartigan a 12 6 Sir Peter Walker's Flutterer Latham a 12 2 Mr R J Hannam's RavensciiHe R J Robson a 12 0 Mr W L Longworth's Logan Rock Private a 11 li Mr A E M'Kiiilay'e Hazel Siade Coulthwaite a 11 3 Mr J J Maher's jujiker George all 2 :.l Wm \601I'S Wandering Monkev H Wilson a 10 1l M- H Hawkins's St George's Hems..Private 5 10 10 Sir Peter Walker's All Aboard Latham 5 10 5 —The ST. HELEN'S SELLING HAN- DICAP STEEPLECHASE of 70 sove, for four year olds and upwards; winners extra; winner to be sold for 100 sovs. Three milee. ys st lb Mr G Menzie='s Fairy Scene Menzies 6 12 7 Mr H T Rich's Redeemer .Hampton a. 11 5 Mr J Edwards's Yenikdale Manning a 11 5 Mr II Tuiif-taJl-Moore's Chaperon Maher 5 11 2 Mr W L Hickey's Domineer all 1 Mr J Adams's Hambledon Queen Adams a 10 13 Mr J S Walley's Black Red Wallev 6 10 12 Capt G Middleman's Broken Bonds Gore a 10 12 Mr W Bist.ii'! 's Hesitation .Biasiil a 10 11 Mr D Weils's Shearnees Rooncy a 10 9 Mr G Gunter's All the Way .Gunter a 10 7 Mr T E Brooks'? Argyll F Moran a 10 7 Mr G Young's Genesco .Munby a 10 5 —The EARLSTOWN HANDICAP HUR- DLE RACE of 7*0 eovs; winners ex- tra. Two miles. ye st lb Mr T Carr's Iddo Pudaloff a 12 7 Mr J J Bell-Irving's S-t. Salvador X H Soott a 12 5 Col R L Birkin's Mr Miunere W Woodland 5 12 2 Mr W Crcasdale's Coal Sack Gotvvell a 12 1 Mr Barclay Walker's Lochryan ..F Hartigan 6 12 1 Mr P B Xiope's Singlestick .Lake a 12 0 Mr J J Cowap'e Abergeid .Cowap 5111) Mr S Lcates's Mr Whistler "t e.,s511 113 Mr T M'Mahon's Mistral Boy ..Coulthwaite 5 11 13 Mr E Kinns's Alteration .Arrn6trong 5 11 10 Mr R J Hannam's Viper R Ja110 Mr William Simpson's True as Steel Private 5 11 8 Mr R H Beamish's Kilgobbin 5 118 Mr John B rnii,s Clearbury Burns 5 11 6 Mr G W Smith's Father Mac Manning 5 11 6 Mr G Waimsiev's Longcroft W Woodland 4 11 5 Mr G Norton Menzies 6 11 0 Mr A E M'Kinlay'e Ladle Coulthwaite 5 11 0 Mr H Alison's Love Slave .Colling 41013 Mr J Croxton's Rift -La.ke 4 10 13 Ir Hugh Bibbv's Cousin Ethel Douelly 6 10 li Mr J C Lvons's Navaho .Private 51010 Major J M Gordon's Sarto W Woodland 5 10 10
Nightdress Caught Fire. INQUEST ON MRS. SWEETING I Deceased's Reticence. I The death of Mrs. Emily Sweating, formerly of Dulse-street, and latterly a resident of Gowbridge-road, Cardiff, was the subject of an inquiry at the Town-hall on Tuesday afternoon by Mr. E. B. Reec-e (district coroner). Mr. Sydney Jenkina appeared for the relatives. Mr. H. Edward Sweeting, chartered accountant, Plasturton-avenue. said de- ceased was his mother, and was the widow of Mr. H. Sweeting, outfitter. Deceased lived at 75, Cowbridge-road, witness's brother-in- law (Mr. Bromley) and his wife residing with her. On Christmas morning witness first heard that deceased had met with an acci- dent and had burnt herself, a fact she had not disclosed. Mr. Tom Alfred Bromley, 75, Cowbridge- road, said he first heard of the accident on Christmas Day in the aft-ernoon. Deceased told his (witness's) wife, and she told him. He wished to send at once for the doctor, but she demurred. She simply said she had been burnt, and they thought it a trifle. She remained in bed until her death. She gave no reason as to why she had not told them before. They had always been afraid of her going to bed with a lighted candle, and had often remonstrated with her about it. She was in the habit of reading in bed. She knew that flannelette, of which her night- gown was made, was a dangerous material. By Mr. Sydney Jenkins: was very strong willed, and would stand anything in the way of pain rather than say anything about it. Dr. C. T. Vachell said the burn was most extelislve--one of the most extensive he had ever seen—extending from the breast to the lcriAPss :i n rl "]¡;U at t.Vip h'i^'k. She AnOf'la.V()l11"M s- r' y- to conceai the fact that, she had been burnt, and it was only with diflicufty that he arrived at the truth. She was extremely I reserved on aJl occasions, and constantly atrove to conceal the fact that she was ill. He was not surprised in the loast: d-egree at her attitude on this occasion, She did not improve under treatment, asid suffered intense agony, and he oould not imagine how she bore it. She grew weaker each day; she could not sleep, and strong draughts had to be given to induce sleep. The burning and consequent shock were the cause of death. Witness had known her for years, and had attended her before. This (said the Coroner ) was another example of the dangers of flannelette. They Siod had illustrations in the case of little children who had been burnt to doath. It was easily understood how poor Mrs. Sweet- ing met with her death. There was a gas stove in the room. No doubt the end of her nightdress oome in contact with the atove, and then there was the flare up. Tbe jury returned a verdict of" Aoei- dental deatfa from barns."
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS AND IN MEMORIAM. Charge for ,aw-r-ti,u--g advertisements under thla heading:—Is. for 50 Words and Id. for Every Two Extra Words. No notioe of this dascription will be inserted unlesi authenticated by tae name a::d address of the sender. Telegrajns and telephonic massages oannot bo &0" on until confirmed in writing. DEATHS. THOMAS.—On January 7th, at Floodgate, L Ian twit Major, William Thon-ias, aged 58. Funeral Thursday 1.50 p.m. No flowers.
AUGUSTINE J. SI ONE FUNERAL FURNISHER & FUNERAL ^IRECTOR. L Personal Supervision to All Orders. Nat. Tel.: Cardiff, No. 784; Post Office Tel., Noo. 612, Cardiff. Telegrams: AUGUSTJ.NJS STONE, CARDIFF; AU<iU«TlNE STONE, BARBY DOCKS. 5 WORKIKGT., CARDIFF, v And 101, IIOLTON-ROAD, BARRY DOCKS.
COST OF CARDIFF POLICE. The Head-constable (Mr. W. McKenzie) pro. senited to the watch committee to-day the city police estimates for the year ending Mairch 31, 1908, the total expenditure being L27,375 15s. 6d. The estimated re>ceip.te were £ 12,650 5s., leaaing- an estimated actual coat of £14,7Z5 10s. cd. The actual expenditure for the year eTiding March 31, 1906, was £ 14,242 17s. M. Mr. Allcock (the city treasurer) suggested certain alterations in the system of appor- tioning1 the coat of the upkeep of the City- hall and Law Ootirte between the various departments and it was decided to defer the adoption of the police estimates in order that they might be amended in accordance with Mr. Allcoek's suggestiDIJS.
DEAR DEAL iN BOOTS Prank Mitchell, bootmaker, City-road, was charged by Detective-in«i>eotor Davey, at Oar- diff Police-court to-day, with having in his possession a pair of re«4mei:tal -boots, which were said to-have been purchased from a deserter. Defendant denied knowledge of the man's calling. The Stipendiary fined him L5, and also ordered him to forfeit treble value of the boots (338.) with costs, or two months.
STEVENS' BREAD— Crisp and nutty flavour. a595I tort Start for SEE SOL. PHILLIPS' WINDOWS FOR JEWELLERY AND BARGAINS, 41, ST. MARY-STREET, AND 43. CAROLINE-STREET, CARDIFF. "fTTANTED, Young Lady &6 Barmaid; experience t Y not nec<jss>ary.—Apply, with references, to Manageress, Black Lion Hotel, Cardigan. e5648iU GIRL (H) Wanted Two or Three Hours, Frr&nA GLiglit Work.—Morgan, 67, Je-,n?stroot. co646il0 /I KXEfiAL Servant, restiectabi ? Wanted at oiwe; Grefereacw r(,qurod; good wages; small fa-mlly ¡ governaas; woman washing.pply Miss MonJtmau, Penpont, Clyùcch, Swansea Valley. eS645U5 6H an d Chip Raiige, 6ft. x. 2iX. -4i J LIO good as iiew.-IOI, VVooci&eld-street, Morris- ton.. e5644ill GROCERY and Pro?ision-s.-Wan", smart Youth Gas Improver. full particulars, vV. and A. Holibs, UsK, Moil. ewsTjl COUNTER -fc-r-Sa.le;c.bœ.p:9ft. x 2ft.; eboiJi c front, solid ma.liogajiy top; wit,a extra hin-ged leaf.-liourn c, and King, Pontypridd. eJ641 Jt> £ 125.—>"«xr I Dou!>le-lice**sed Puiblio; good, trade; beds pay real; free lease to dcsiial.ia person.—E 29, Evening Express, Cardiff. eJ642il5 BlR.11SGH_M-G.d. Bauar-- oOOd.s.-HUd'a.re, Bjew,ellery, F?urniture; catalogue irœ&rndge. 24a, Martineau-etreet, Binningiuun. ed647il5 CARDIFF, most contra! position.—To Let^withiii L mediate possession, a fine, laig-f, ww-ilt Room, with three office, lavatory, lift, &.C.; suitabio far stock-room; moderate re.iu.—Apply S. Hern and Pert woe, Estate Agents, 93, St. Mary-street, Cardiff. ei651il5 T7K>R Saie, by private treaty, most dcsirahle Daily X. Farm, of 44 acres; situate within one mlie of a market town in UlGuœGterÜre; good pasture land, and woil W t ered.-Full particulars, Jioimee and IVjole, Auctioneers, Monmouth- a364Cila COOK Waited imnie«iia.tjely; two in. family; baby, nunse, and two servants; OOUn.1;ry .t.a.te wages. Mrs. C., Northsrate, Koss (9i 19 SUP £ JiIOiR Cottagee for Sale; el, to ￼ immdj,, ? p"asez.-Richarda, 31, Moji"ermer-ruad, Car- diff. e3dS8il5 DIN AS Powis.—To Let, £65 p.a., Detached Family Reridonce; standing in four acros, three relelp- tion, five bed rooiiitz, bath-roam; coachman'n hou stables; numerous outbuildings; orchard and paddocls. —Dr. Rev, Brooklajids. o36i7il5 WANTED, experienced Gojiej-al; j>lain cooking; family two; reference required.— £ 27, Evening Express, Cardiff. e3636il5 WANTED, an experienced Ch&?n'?o -naid.-?,kpply, Yt with full pMtMtUars, to Bush Hct01, At?rtUtc.ry. e3&35il6 WANTED, good Genarf aMo to '?s?rTn' b)Iain? 'f —Apply, personally, Mns. H?rhee. Red Cow Hotel, Treorky. h e3634ila TTTANTED, experienoed General Serva-lit, v,-ith rafer- fences; two in family.—Apply, after six p.ru.. 19, Ricliards-terrace, Roath, Cardiff. r3617U2 AX ed-ncat?d Young Lady Wanted for St?ion?ry Aa,,d Ftuicy Business; e?r)enm not eI1tl¡¡¡_- Re.ply, stating age and wages required, K 15, Express Office, Cardiff. A Youj? GiTi Wanted to Assist vith ￼ House?'ork?. A4, Mackintosh-place. N607il2 T?T'A?TEJ'), t-xpcrienced (??raJ*ior?Sm?'?[M!y? T V mMSt have gt?W FMe fences.—Apply Bejik Honse| Bargood. 03590i12 UNFURNISHED ROOmto-i.eC-=C-BTav;aI-str¡'¿¡; Mackintosh-place, Roath. e3618 1 I^OUND, &bout a&ven weeh?, Koush-h?ir lem^r ijog; -t' lemon ears, white body; owner ?ii hav? ?me by paying exponises.—25, Davlot-streei, lioa"i Cardiff, eilis EiOR Sade, fine Business Premise. splendid living JL' accommodation; suit grocer, Pawnbroker, waid- robe dealer; occupied by hairdresser and newsagent;' owner retiring from buainoss.Apply, first in-t.uice* 68,. Eldon-street, Riverside, Cardiff. e3590il2 LOCK-Up Shop to Let; double _LJ Queen's Hotel, Glyncorrwg, via Port Talbot. oil2 L ODGL-N'G-S W-,nted near G.]P.O. Cardiff (without J_J board), by Workman.—Addrtss E 8. Evaiuii Ex- press, Cardiff. a3600i12 f AN! DD, good, all-round BJacksmitJb; stato t t wages; permaamcy. Also Wanted, Bellows, Tools; good condition.Alfred Yemm, Builder and Ironmonger, Caerau, BTidgend. e3002.i12 •WANTED at once, Several good Generals, witib t" good reference; situations frele.-Seiid stamp for reply, Mrs. Edwards, 22a, Mundy-place, Cathays, Car- cWf. RUDG4 £ -W Wtworth Bicycle (in gooil condition, free- wheel and rim brake) for Sale, or Exchange for good Phonograph or Gramophone (witli records).—9, Spring Gardens-place. e3.S9i;i12 1TIOR Sale, Four Pullets, OTie?<?k*Tpure?brt-d s!?M .r wyandotte;; a nice p"n to br?d nom; pI ice, the lot, 16e.4, Wyeverne-road, Catliays, Cardiff. e360Sil2 "i:ft "\NTÐD, SituatiOM for Several Ucner?s and Vt Houapn?uds. WIth Rrst-?laas re!(N-<?act?; at?ip for reply.-Mis. Edwards, 22a, Mundy-place, Cathays. Cardiff. e3611il2 WANTED, Situation m or TTiidar- V T Housemaid by Young Girl; aged 18.—Ajpplv S, 41, Trinity-street, Barry. Nt30SH.2 TO Let, Two Unfurnished Rooms—front bedroom, _L back sitting-room; oven grate: ;)so 6d. woekly.— 10, Bradford-street. near Grange Gardens. 63605112 01 'EiRA Glasses, in leather case; useful for outdoor use if required; will sand, carriage pij.id, for 5s. &d. to immediate purchaser; w.Ltli aoabie.—'Morcia, Creigiau, near Cardiff. e36O4il2 GIRL'S Bicycle; gcod workm? ordr; suit short Gladv; with g(??r-cav, pump, and bell; carri?? paid for 25s. to immediate purchaser; bargain.—Morris, Creigiaiuj near Cardiff. e3601U2 P-RONOúRAPH-fr Sale, wTth 23 Records,~RtvonteT, J_ and large Ho-rn, cost ?4; will fell for ?2 5s-—■Apply 7,JR-uby-Street, Roath, Cardiff. e3600il2 2 5?3.-Apply 7, Rul,y-street, Roatli, 65600i 12 WANTED, by smart Youth(l«)7situatiorTe« Cleric f t in Cardiff; any capacity; 34 years' railway and private officio wcperiance; excellent rclerences; w&gea 15s. weekly for permanency.—Apply E 20, Evening Ex- press, Cardiff. rjeZJhIZ GARDENER Wants Situation; good RntglT?iatMlcd? a.U b.-a hes; aarned; good n.ference; abstainer. —Gardener, c/o Mrs. Matte, Town Mill, Gowbridtfe. il2 C ItElIGIAU.i-wo ii?-wiro" A"j- Available, with bath-room; wJ take two ge6i- tlomen permanently; with or without board; close to station; tornla moderate.—Thomas, Creigiau, n<xtr Car- diff. &359&12 ITVOiR Sale, Smooth Fox Tenner Dcg (PupiJy)5i months; by "Flying Fox"; hm,-t?ly worth ?5; will sacrifice for :Cl.-Bran-ch, Regent-street, Briton Ferry. w5S7il6 LODGINGS for One or Two respectable Working Men.—Apply 27, Taaworth- street, Eoatb, Cardiff. e3533il2 SITUATION Required by Youth; 21 yeaj? of age; S any ?ap-i?*,y; six y-,m last Mttati-; agent, olerk, or warehouse preferred.—R. B., 66, Coburn-streei, Oardiff. e361&il2 30 6d. and Is. Novels, and about 40 Monthly Ma? zinN, for. Sak' (cheap), or will Exchange Any. thil1.-27, Lower Cathedral-road, Cardiff. <5514112 "ITT.iXTED, by a steady Man, Jobbing Gardening, Wpi??n?,?ng, or Layin Out (?jaxders, or any kind ct Paii?ting.-R. Johns, 52, .Sprirgifeld-plaoe, OanFon, CardiS. 'cK)M12 WANTED, by smart Young Man (24), Situation cut Office or any Place of Trust; good writer and quick at figures.—Apply T., 28, Prinoe^s-stroct-, Abor- tillery, Mon. c3930il2 IjAOR Sale, Two Pair of Black and Rod Gama Ban- tams; last year's birds..p.ply Mrs. Jonee, 7, Bridge-street, Aberfam. eM22tl2 ::t-Walliedb:i\ti=-roUnd Hajid; B head, mke, 6?nwis; .machine or hand; refftronoee. :-35. Lewis-street, Cardiff. eS&21 i 12 FOR S?te? a Pair of Welsh HW 8toMB. ?a?o One -1 French Stone; in splendid cmdjtim- Also a Vua^.tity of Beach; well seawned; in various slzœ Apply Morgan, Bedw Bach, Ponlyclun, Llantiiaant. 112 R the Small ,um Olf 13s. per month, you can be- come tha Owner of a xcOU House, and live rent free.—Apply Long, 93, Asatwila-street, Boath Park. UwdtS. i