PIT EXPLOSION. DRIFT WRECKED. 5 Killed: 7 Injured, A eerious explosion occurred on Tuesday a.t the Whalliam Pit, Whitehaven, resulting, it is feared, in the death of five men and injuries to seven others. The explosion took place in a stone drift a great distance away from the shaft, and set fire to the drift. There were eleven men in the drift at the time of the explosion, which took place about one o'clock, while the first shift of ooal- hewere, as well as most of the ariftfimen, tWere preparing to leave work. It had a terrible effect, wrecking part of the drift, overturning tabs, and filling the drifts and adjoining ways with dense fumes, which rendered the work of reecne difficult. There were, however, plenty of volunteers, and soon several injured men were brought to the surface. At half-past five two dead bodies, those of William Vincent Fitzsimmons, aged 21, eirgle, of Branstyn. and Joseph Kennedy, single, of Whitehaven, were brought to the surface. Three other men-Alfred Burns, married, of Branstyn; William Hanbon, married, of Whitehaven; and James Rowe, married, of Whitebaven-are missing, and it is feared they have also perished. The bodies of Fitzsimmons and Kennedy were found about ZOO yards from the seat of the explosion, while Hanbon, Burns, and Bowe were much further in. Of the seven injured men, two were tz)AL-em to the infirmary. The fire, it is stated, has been out off. A telegnam to-day states that the bodies of three of the five men killed have not yet been recovered.
The Lost Bridegroom MISSING BANKER'S ROMANCE A Strange Discovery I The romantic story of a lost bridegroom 'unfolded in Monday's application to presume the death of William Robert Lidderdale, for- merly manager of the Ilminater branch of Stuokey's Bank, grows more mysterious the matter is inquired into. Miss Chapman, to whom he was engaged, is still living at the residence of Mr. Shepherd, the magis- trate for the diviaion. Miss Vining, whose yacht was referred to in the strange notice of Mr. Lidderdale's alloo death, i8 started to have been residing at Sh opt-on Mallet at the time of his iisappearance. Miss Chap- man declines to di&oues the matter. All sorts of strange stories are about in the neighbourhood, and one very extraor- dinary fact has come to light during a, .search for information. It has been ascer- tained that in the beginning of 1892 a Florence Vining was married to a man named Liddel. This is proved by a search through the files at Somerset House. Whether there is any connection with Mr. Lidderdale's romance is, of course, not yet ascertained. Miss Vining is said to have been very wealthy. Mr. Lidderdale's estate is said to be of th' total value of between X5,DDO and £ 6,000, including about XZ,000 iinaurance money, which the insurance companies have refused to pay over without more proof of death than has yet been given. Considerably over £ 1,000 has been spent by Mr. Lidderdale's executors and relatives in eearohing for Mr. Lidderdale. Inquiries have been made in nearly every part of tha world.
EMPLOYED TO WHITE WASH I Compensation Award Reversed I The Court of Appeal to-day reversed a I judgment of Judge Bryn..Roberts in the- action Bargewe'l v. Daniel. Mrs. Daniel had employ&d a man to Whitewash some cottages at Swansea, and allowed him. to use a ladder, which broke while being used, and the learned county-court judge gave judgment in the man's favour, and Mrs. Daniel a-ppey.led. The Master of the Bolls said the circum- stances of the ca«« did not conHtit-ute Mrs. Daniel one who employed a man in the ordinary course of her business. The appeal was, therefore, allowed. No costs.
TON MAN'S ADVENTURES I The midnight adventures of Rees WilliamB, the Tonypandy haulier, were again before Cardiff justices to-day. Williams came to th3 city on a visit, and in the small hours wet.s a,-?tad in St. was accosted in Sf. Mary-street by, so he averred, Maurice Shannon (23) and William Lewis (22), who, on the pretence of finding £ o" him lodgings which he protested he did not want, took him forcibly to a yaard at the back of 47, Maxy Ann-street, where, it was alleged, Lewis hit the Tonypandy man in the eye, whilst Shannon rifled his pockets. Rees Williams shouted, and Police-constable William Clarke, with the assistance of a civilian named Philip Andrews, captured the prisoners. The charge against the pair was stealing with violence a purse containing 2s 9d. and a knife and a handkerohief, and there was a further charge of assaulting Andrews, the civilian. On Tuesday the ca.13e adjourned for prisoners to call witnesses, but now it was stated that the police had failed to find wit- nesses answering the description given. The pase was sent to the asoiaes. Lewis was admitted to bail.
RESTED ON ITS TOES; I William Jones, butcher, of Oriclstaowell, was summoned at Abergavenny for travelling a horse whilst in an unfit state on Novem- ber 19. Police-constable Powell pa-id the horse. which was a/Q aged one, was being led round the fair grdund. It was excessively lame on both forelegs and rested the whole weight of the front portion of its body on the toes. Witness informed Jones that he would not he ailowed to take it away, and defendant subsequently had the horse destroyed. A fine of £ 2 and 41 9s. costs was imposed.
CORPORATION FINANCE. I ARBITRARY ACTION BY BRISTOL I COUNCIL. Stockbrokers are up in arms against the attempt of the Bristol Corporation to obtain Parliamentary sanction for non-fulfilment of its obligations in respect of sinking funds, Ac., on certain of its loans. It is felt that if act,ion of this kind were officially sanctioned the whole position of mun icipa-I stocks would be radically altered, and holders would be at the mercy of any corporation which found it convenient to vary the terms of its contract with its creditors. A committee of members of the London Stock Exchange has been formed to consider measures, and by way of a beginning the. prices of Bristol Oorporation Btocka have been 'taken out of the official list. The Exciha-nge Committee is being peti- tioned to oppose the Bristol Bill.
THE TABLES TURNED. I LODGERS STATED TO BE THE I CAUSE OF PONTYPRIDD FAILURES. Two debtors at Pontypridd Bankruptcy- court on Tuesday gave as contributory causes of failure the loeees sustained in con- nection with lodgers, who, it was stated, had decamped without making the neoeeeary pay- ments. In the firet case. that of David Davies, haulier, Trealaw-road, Trealaw, the debtor stated that he had lost £31 through kaeiping lodgers. Questioned on the point by the official receiver, debtor said that he had been too kind-hearted" to these men, and had trusted them too much.—The examination was closed. John Jones, labourer, Middle-terraoe, Otanieytown, Tyloratown, whose deficiency was returned at JB99 13s. 3d., said that his lodgers, too, had absconded without paying hiir., and had left behind them only a shirt and about ninepenoe." (Laughter.)—The examination of the debtor, who was repre- sented by Mr. Crockett, was then closed. The examination of D. J. Davies, batcher, Treforeet, wae also closed.
Moralist: Th busy bee improves eaoh ehin. ing hour. Plain Man: As though a staining hour wasn't good enough for anyone; you never can. make some folk leave well aloilef
f Lord Battersea Dead. I FORMER M.P. FOR BRECON Lord Battersea. died this morning at Hyde. In September Lord Battoreea was seriously ill from a lung trouble, and on advice went away for a change of a.ir. Lady Battersea. was at Ryde with her husband when he died, having joined him on Friday last. Lord Ba.ttereea came up unwell from Over- strand to his town house a fortnight ago. His lordship, who was better known in Wales as Mr. Cyril Flower, who won Brecon Boroughs in 1880, and held the aca-t till it was merged in the county, wae the first baron, orcated in 1892. He was born in 1843, a son of Mr. P. W. Flower, of Fursedown, Sbreatham, Surrey, and married in 1877 Con- stance, daughter of Sir Anthony De Rothschild, Ba.rt. Mr. Cyril Flower was a Liberal and Broad Churchman, and a-fter Brecon was thrice M.P. for South Bed- fordshire. He was an ardent sportsman, a.nd won the House of Commons Steeplechase in 1889. He was at me on the golf links, did much yachting, was fond of botany, and held a diploma for photographing granted at Vienna. Exhibition. He had a taste for art. and owned many fine padntings by Burne- Jones, Botticelli, L. da Vinci, Rubens, Whistler, and other masters. Lord Battersea was one of the makers of Oromer. He leaves no heir.
I HOME FOR LOST DOGS The Home for Lost Dogs which the Cardiff Society for the Promotion of Kindness to Animals has established in Sloper-road was informally opened to-day. This newly- formed society is supported by voluntary subscriptions. It has the Earl of Plymouth for its president, and its hon. secretary is Mr. W. F. Ridgeway, of City-road. The society has obtained from the Cardiff Cor- poration fa'tablee at the Tudor-road depot, end, having re-floored it with cement, have filled up eleven pens, which will accommo- date about 30 dogs. These are for 'boarders and dogs left by people going away on holi. days or for other reasons wishing to find temporary lodging for t,heir dogs and who pay a small sum weekly for their keep. There are also pons for stray dogs brought by the police and a-a exercise yard, while the society has obtained the use of the corporation's lethaT chamber for the destruc- tion of stray dogs which are unclaimed or unsold.
BRITISH OFFICER KILLED Serious trouble has broken out at Aba- kaliki, on the Cross River. A British officer, Who39 name is given as Smith, has been killed, and thirty native soldiers have been killed or wounded. Troops are being hurried to the scene of the outbreak, which is attri- buted to the compulsory employment of natives in road-making.-Reuter.
A TONYPANDY MAN'S STORY I CHARGE OF HIGHWAY ROBBERY AT CARDIFF. To the Cardiff magistrates on Tuesday Rees Williams, a haulier, from Tonypandy, detailed certain exciting midnight incidents he encountered in the neighbourhood of Mary Ann-street. He oharged Maurice Shannan (23) and William Lewis (22) with stealing from him his purse, containing 2s. 9d., and a knife and handkerchief in a yard at the back of 47, Mary Ann-street, on the 26th of November. The Tonypandy visitor wae walking in St. Mary-etreet when he fell in with prisoners, who offered to find him lodgings. Witness eaid he didn't need lodgings as he already had a place, but in spite of his refusal he alleged that they caught hold of him and led him to the rear of 47, Mary Ann-street, where, it is said, Lewis held Williams and hit him in the eye, whilst Shannon picked his poakets. The pair then ran away. Pro- secutor shouted. Prisoners denied the allegations, and applied for a remand, which was granted until to-day (Wednesday) to call witnesses.
A POLISH JEW'S FAILURE. I PONTYPRIDD REGISTRAR'S I SEVERE STRICTURES. The adjourned examination was held at Pontypridd Bankruptcy-court on Tuesday of Nathan Goodman, a Polish Jew, who carried on business as an outfitter at Treforest and Pwll^watm, Pontypridd, and debtor wae represented by Mr. J. Bryant, solicitor. The Official Receiver (Mr. Wilis Owen) ex- pressed himself Ø6 being dissatisfied with debtor's statements. The Registrar (Mr. J. E. Spdokett) remarked that debtor must have been doing a very I big business just before the bankruptcy, I having had about £ 1,UX) worth of goods the five months inMnodiately preoeding. Mr. Bryant remarked that debtor's accounts showed how he had disposed of his receipts. The Registrar: The accounts are always all right. The deficiency account is beauti- fully prepared. It is a most extraordinary thing to me that, having regard to this defi- ciency account, the fact remains unexplained that he had LI,000 worth of goods during the five months right up to the date of bank- ruptcy, whereas in the five months preceding he only ordered JB289. I should like to clear it up. Mr. Bryant took exception to these stric- tures being passed before the debtor had had a-n opportunity of explaining. The Registrar: He has had an opportunity of explaining. The Registrar added that if the debtor had disposed of £1,000 worth of goods in five months he ought to be in a good financial position. Mr. Bryant: The goods are sold on credit. The Registrar: Very well; where aTe the book debts ? Mr. Bryant: The book debts are included in the list. The Registrar said that he would adjourn the oase for the production of the book debts sold by debtor in July last., otherwise the case would be adjourned sine die. The examination was again adjourned.
AIR RIFLE SHOOTING I NEWPORT LEAGUE. ♦Coronation. Cross Keys. W. Fox .5 5 5 6 4 5 3.-52 G. Brooks ..5 5 55 5 4 5-30 4-lite,hings ..5444444-al R. Jones 4 3 3 4 4 5 3-M J. Ntidham 5 5 4 4 4 5 4—31 Pickering .4 3 4 3 4 5 4—27 F. L-ooln-be 3 3 3 3 3 4 5—24 W. Oomnlbeort 4 3 4 4 5 &-27 Workman 5534554-31 J. Ihrweoll ..353 4555—30 R. Wllkina ..3 4 3 4 5 4 4-27 Gilpin..3 4 33444-25 F. Thomas ..4 4 5 5 4 5 5—32 R. Eowsell ..3 4 4 5 5 5 5-31 E. Pybus .5 4 4 5 3 4 4—29 W. Jones .4 3 4 5 5 5 5-31 J. Janes .54554 4 4—31 G. Powell ..5 445 555—33 H. Hossiter .4T5 5 4 5 4—31 H. King .4443445—38 J. Cole 4553 5 4 5—31 F. Davies ..5 4 3 44 2 3—25 J. Neil 5455554-33 G. E^ins ..4 4445 4 5-30 w- Total .300 Total Hi43
GOLF ON THE SABBATH. I FREE CHURCHES PROTEST AT I PORTHCAWL. Porthcawl Urban Council considered a letter from Mr. Thomas Harquest, sec- retary of the Pyle, Porthcawl, and Kenfig Hill Free Ohtirohes Council, calling atten- tion to the desecration of the Lord's Day at Porthoawl by the playing of golf on the Locik's Common. He submitted a resolution passed at a conference of Free Churchmen, urging the lady of the manor (MTe. Gordon) and the council to take a4l steps in their power to terminate the practice. Mr. David Jones contended that the play- ing of gacmes (JIll Sunday on this public ground must interfere with the moral intel- ligence of the community. He admitted that the council's position iii regard to the com- mon was somewhat difficult, inasmuch as they had no bye-laws for the regulation of the open spaces, and, therefore, be only moved for the present that a notice be erected on the common. Mr. Griffin moved that the matter be referred to the works committee, to report in due course. MT. Griffin agreed with Mr. Jones's views as to Sunday; but the question arose as to how far one individual bad a right to dictate to another how he should spend Sunday. The motion to refer the matter to com- mitbee wae carried. = T
MASONIC FUNERAL RITES AT I SWANSEA. The funeral of the late Mr. Nicholas Grose, chemist, Wind-street, Swansea, took place on Tuesday at Mumbles Cemetery, and wae the occasion of a large Masonic demonstration, the deceased gentleman having been a very prominent member of the craft. The Masonic I rites were ot a very aolemn and interesting kind. The Rev. Alban Dariee, in the midst of the Masonic circle, performed the Masonic reli- gwm raes. S?baeqo?ntly ?r&nd honmn were paid to the departe& The brethren stood with crossed arms and their open palms on their shoulders, raised their arms, striking their palms above their heads, and then lowering their arms to the sides with bowed heads. This was done three times, the brethren subsequently saying We cherish his memory here. We oommend his spirit to God Who gave it, and we consign I his body to the crave." |
ITIED TO BEDPOST P I Mumbles Man's Allegation WIFE ACCUSED OF MURDER ATTEMPT, Mary Ann Griffin (22) was charged at Swan- I sea. Petty-sessions to-day with attempting to murder her husband, Charles Griffin (24\ a collier's labourer, by administering poison to him and tying him to a bedstead at Black- pili, near Swansea. The case had been adjourned several times owing to the report of the analytical exami- nation of certain articles not being ready. To-day the police were prepared to go on with the case. The prisoner when placed in the dock hid her face and cried piteously. Mr. Riahards said Griffin met his wife in LondiQlll three years ago, and married her there. They came to Swansea last July. Griffin had had reason to complain of his wife's conduct. On two ooca-sions recently she had left her home, and stayed away two or three days. On the day in question he went to his work at the Clyne Colliery, taking some tea, which she had prepared. After drinking the tea he became ill, and was still ill when-he oame home. About 7.30 he took a bath and went to bed. She said she would go to her mother and get some port wine and ginger. He went to bed, and aoout 4.30 in the afternoon he woke up. Prisoner oa.me upstairs with a cup and glass containing, so ahe said, port wine. She said the oup was for him and the glass for her. The cup was full, but the glaas contained only a little, and he offered her some of his. She replied, "No, you drink it; it will do yon good." He drank some of it, and found it contained carbolic acid. He immediately suffered from severe pains and became un- conscious.. When he recovered he found that a muffler had been tied round his neck, and a strap passed through it a.nd tied to the top of the bedstead. Another muffler had been used to tie his hands, palms inward. The prisoner oame upstairs, and he Motioned Her to Untie Him WlrlQh she eventually did. She had been out of the house until that moment. When she was unitying him he asked her why &he did it, and she said, "To stop you jumping about all over the place." Griflin said to her, You have given me carbolic to drink." She caid, "No, I didn't," and commenced crying, and went downstairs and out of tihe house. Griffin continued to suffer intense paoin and burning in the throat and stomach. A man named Isaac came in from next door and gave him an emetic, in consequence of which he vomited.. Isaac sent for a doctor and the police. Dr. Perkins arrived about eigfht o'clock, a.nd ordered his removal to the hospital. Whilst a policeman was talking Griffin to the hospital he saw prisoner walk- ing' on the Mumbles-road with a. solidSer, nauned Lee, and he arrested her. Furtiher evidence would be given showing that the prisoner wieaut into the he use of a next-door neighbour, named Mrs. Isaac, and said: "Charles says he has taken carbobe,. Ho might say I have given it him. He is bad enough to say anything." Mrs. Isaac then went into Griffin's house in con- sequence of the cries of Griffin, and found him foaming at the mouth. He seemed as if he was in a fit. It would be proved that a fellow labourer of Griffin, manned Laden, drank part of the contents of the jack of tea which Griffin took to work, and when he got home was violently siok aand suffered from diarrhoea, amd said he had tasted something gritty at the bottom of the can. With regard to the soldier Lee, it would be shown that Lee came home to Swansea on furlough on the 19th of October, that he met the prisoner at the Star Theatre on the 22nd of that month, and she invited him to see her home to Blaokpill, as she had lost the last train, and he did 90. He had not seen her before. He met her on subsequent occasions. She told him her name was Miss Griffin, and she lived down in Clyne Valley, amd invited him down to her bcmse. He went there with a. companion, and spent the whole night with the prisoner in the kitchen by the fire. Whilst the oom- panion was asleep the prisoner told Lee she very fond of him, and he told her he was fond of her. In the morning Griffin oatme home from work an hour earlier than usual and caught the two men there. He demanded to know who they were, and she said "Two cousins of dads." He aefeed her wihat business she had to have them there, and she replied, "Father Jtod mother wanted to go to bed, so I brought them here." The prisoner (comtinuied Mr. Richards) was seen in on of certain powders in blue papers. The prisoner was asked by Lee what the powders were for, and she said she would tell him later on. She asked Lee to taike her to South Africa when his regiment went, but he refused. On the night after the occur- ranee Lee met her in the theatre, and she seemed to be crying, but would not say wihat was the matter. She was arrested as they were walking towards Blaokpill afterwards. The prisoner had told a witness t'hait if her husband died she would marry the soldier. It would be shown that prisoner purchased the oarbolic at the shop of Mr. M. Jomee, High-street, Swansea, saying she wanted it to wash, a wound in her father's leg. When arrested prisoner denied the charge, but afterwards memtioned where she had thrown the cup mnd bottle. Mir. Richowde proceeded to say that an analyst had found that Griffin had swta4 lowed carbolic acid. He (Mr. Hichards) thought that the evidence clearly showed that prisoner attempted to murder her husband by poisoning, and tried to finish it by suffocating him, amd the motive he thougikt, wouild be clear, namely, that she (became Enamoured of the Soldier I whom she met at the theatre, and tried to get rid of her hoisband, so that she mig-ht marry him. Evidence Was then called. The husiband, William Charles Griffin, who appeared to be in a weak state, and was a-liowed to be seated, gave evidence in detail. He described his sensataoais when he took a gulp of the alleged port wine brought him by his wife, into which she put two or three pieces of ginger. Immediately he took -o he felt aax Overpowering Burning Sensation f and turned over unable to apeak and became unconscious. He described how he was tied with the muffler and straps When he came .to he was unable to speatk, owing tAr being tied so tigitftly, and he could only gtoom. BLis wife came up, arfid he made motions wit-h his wrists, and she undid the mufflers. (Proceeding.) (Proceeding.)
CARDIFF BOUNDARY DISPUTE I For the fifth day Mr. Justice Sutton resumed hearing, at Glamorgan Assizes at Cardiff to-day, the action in which Mir. H. Woolcott Thompson sougtht to recover a strip of land situated between Clive-road and Conybeare-road, Canton, Cardiff, from Mr. Charles Palmer. The question in point really Tef-erred to the boundary line of the proper- ties of the respective parties. Tbe evidence having been concluded, Mr. Sankey addressed his lordship on behalf of the defendant, and was followed by Mr. B. Francis-Williams for the plaintiff. (Proceeding.)
DISTRESSFUL .ARMENIA. I Telegraphic communication between Oon. sta/ntinople amd Diarbefkr, Armenia-, is inter- rupted, and for the past five days no news has been received from the French Vice- oomeal, wfbo is AT present the only Consular representative there. This is oausixtg some I uueaanew in French carries. Alarmist rumours regarding the situation 8It Di&rbekr are current. Acoording to one report the Kurdish chief Ibrahim Pasha, with a large contingent of followers, has surrounded the town, cubbing off communications, but a more plausible theory would seem. to be that the telegraph office is Btill occupied by I; Mnssubnam demonstrators, who a?e hddrng the V&h prisoner.—Renter.
PANAMA AND TREASURY ISSUE [ The United States Secretary of the! Treasury announces that the banks which' are taking up the Panama bond issue will keep 90 per cent, of the money, but will retain only 50,000,000 of the Treasury oartifl-. cates woue o £ IQLWKOOO dolaim. >•
j DRUCE AND DUKE I F' C PERJURY CHARGE RESUMED The hearing of the perjury ctharge in the Druce case was resumed today at Clerken- well Police-court before Mr. Plowden. The court was again crowded. Miss Kobintion, who claimed friendship with Druce, the Duke of Portland, and Dickens, was re-called for furtlier cross-examination OJ Mr. Hora.ce Avory, K.C., leading counsel for the defendant. When the court last adjourned she com- plained of great fatigue, but last night said she would be present. Pending her arrival Mrs. Margaret Hamil- ton, of I>uke's-bane, Kensington, another wltnær", was c-auled. She is 77 years of age, but recused a scat, and answered the pre- liminary questions in a lively manner. Before she had gone far, however, Miss Robinson appeared. She was at once placed in the witness-box. Mr. Avory: In your capacity of outside correspondent no doubt you were well acquainted with the handwriting of the I gcntletonan who lived at Welbeck? Witn: Weil. I ought to be. Doe6 that moan you were?—I have seen it a good many times. A Signature Mr. Avory Does that appear like the hand- writing of the gentleman (handing a letter and envelope to witness). Mise Robinson held it u. Mr. Avory: Never mind the water-mark. Miss Robinson: The letters were generally written on gilt-edged Paper. To thtt best of my belief I think it is not. The letter was handed to the magistrate, who said the signature was clear enough. Miss Robinson again examined it, and said she would not like to say. Mr. Avory then handed her another letter, daoted November, 1862, and headed, 68, Baker- street. By whom does the letter appear to be signed asked counsel. WdtilletSB: It is signed T. C. Druce. Mr. Avory: Just read the first few lines. Wi tness: It appears to be a letter addressed to "My Dear Herbert," but it is not the sane writing as the other. Mr. Atherley Jones, K.C., M.P., said that these letters oouM not .lJ.e pat in an evidence. Mr. Avory: What the witness saiys about them can be. Mr. Jones aeeented. I • Mr. Avory handed the witness two other letters, cue dated from Cavendish-square, 18S9. Do you recognise the (handwriting from th-ait? Witness, after much consideration, said she 'had seen writing like it, oot stoe could not say Whose. On tihe second letter, which was signed "T. C. Druoe," and addressed to "M.y dciafr Herbert," sihe gave tihe samie answer. Do these ifcwo letters appear to be written fcy the same man ?--Certsiuly not. Mr. Avory opieet-Acmed the witness about a letter viftioli she said she had posted for Mr. Bruce, addressed to someone at Pere la Cha-use, Paris. "To whait interesting' oorpsa was flh-at add-ras?ged-P" asked counsetL "Corpse!" exclaimed the witnees; "it was I addressed probably to the manager of the cemetery." Mr. Atiherfey Jones Questioned whether it was worth while to occupy the time of the I conrt with re-examination. Mr. Plowden: A similar remark was made before cross-examination began. (Laugihie-r.) I Replying to Mr. Jones, Mass Robinson said She did not keep a diary in 1869 and the time She Met Dickens in America I She h-arl sraid that she met the novelist in I May, but it might have been March. MT. Avmy protested that Mr. Jones was putting leading questions. Mir. Jones: Wae Dickens a friend of your family?—He was a friend of my father and mother. They had met (him, when he was in America before. Did he take a kindly interest in you?- Yes, he did. Did you continue to be more or less inti- mate with him until the time of his death? -I di d. Further questioned, she said all letters addressed to the duke in the name of Mr. Druoe came to her under oover, addressed "Madame Tauesaud."
THE VICAR AND THE MAYOR I REMARKABLE CLERICAL HINT I GIVEN AT BASINGSTOKE. The Vioar of Basingstoke (the Rev. A. W. Boustead) has written the foHowing letter to the town-clonk of Baoinget-ke.- I ha/ve your letter telling me of the intention of the mayor and corporation to aittend the parish church next Sunday, accormpa/nied by the police, Volunteers, Yeomanry, and fire brigade. J regret you decided to come uninvited. I have no wish to see the mayor at God's house at a mere formal service, for I understand that he intends to go, if asked, to one of the many Nonconformist places of worship on a subsequent Sunday. To thus degrade God's Church to the level of one of the 350 man-made Bcnte is, to my mind, a mockery of religion and God's truth. As he would not thank of gomg unasked to a oba.pel,' it aippeare to me vany bad form to foroe his presence on am unwilling vicar, who, as the successor of a long line of vicars of Basingstoke, has a claim on the consideration of the mayor, who suc- ceeds to a comparatively new institution. The proQosed visit to the parish churojh Iras 'been cancelled.
NATIONAL BANK OF WALESI, I WINDING-UP MEETING IN CARDIFF NEXT WEEK. So many yea.rs has the winding-nip of the affadTs of the National Ba.nk of Wales, atOke its amalgamation with the Metropolitan, been proceeding that some who are interested had almost forgotten the disastrous circumstances which attended the liquidation. in no way (}Ml ttoe fault for the delay be charged against the liquidator, Mr. C. E. Dovey, who had almost impassible difficulties to overcome in realising the accounts amd collecting the calls which, unfortunately, had to be made. We are informed thait the ftnaj. meeting of share- holders will be held at the Park Hotel, Qwr- diff, on Thursday, the 5tih of next month, at three o'clock.
CATTLE TRAFFIC BY THE I FISHG UARD ROUTE. Very large numbers of cattle have been landed at Fishguard Harbour from Ireland within tie last few weeks. Large train-loads of cattle have been sent to wndon. and else- where ready for the Christmas market. One boat has just brought over 1,400 oattle. Large crates of turkeys also augment the cargo that is now every week carried by the Cork and Waterford boats, and huge piles of dead porkers a.re landed and despatched.
SOLICITOR SHOT. I STRANGE „ CRIME AT JAR/ROW; I ASSAILANT CUTS HIS THROAT. At J arrow-on-Tyne on Tuesday an old man called at Balgownie House, the residence of a widow, naaned Bradley, and commenced firing revolver shots at the occupants of one of the rooms, among whoan was Mr. John A. Livingstone, & solicitor, who was shot twice, but not with serious consequences. The man afterwards cut his throat, and was removed in a state of collapse to the Palmer Memorial Hospital.
THE CHAMBERLAIN FALLS DISCOVERER DIES SUDDENLY IN I BRITISH GUIANA. The West India Committee regret to state that a telegram has been received announc- ing the death of Dr. Oa.rl Bovaliius, whose discovery of the waterfall on the Ireng Falver in British Guiana, which it is suggested should be called the Chamberlain Fall, was reported in the "Western Mail" on Tuesday. Dr. Bovallius, w(ho wae the pioneer of the robber industry in the Colony, was contem- plating an expedition to the Great Kaitenr Fafl when the last homeward mail left Georgetown, and his death was unexpected. The new fall has a sheer drop of 300ft., and is some 200ft. in width. Kaiteur. it may be mentioned, is 741ft. high and ;WOft. wide. The wall of the cliff over which, the new fall rushes is slightly convex, aibow- mg red, h:tirhlypoliehod jasper in places. At the base there is an oval basin, which empties about 100 yards Cram the first fall over a second some 30ft. in height. t9
CRUELTY BY A SWANSEA BOY. 1, A youth named William Evans, of Owene.-I row, Kilvey, WM summoned at Swanoeal, Polioe-court on Tuesday for cruelly ill-treat- ing a pony boimgmg to J?ohn DNIcm. -Inspector Boyer asked that an ei= should be made of the defendant. After Snunday School he wemt in/to the field where the pouy-a lame ome--was otft to grass, aod kicked it violently in the stomach, and afterwards threw stones at it. The Chairman (Mr. T. W. Jones) asked the boy if h-o had no feedings of humanity atbout < him. He was liable to three months, bait he j would be fined £ 2, or fourteen days' ) imprisonment.
I Cardiff Contests I FOUR BYE-ELECTIONS TO-DAY i Bye-elections take place in four of the Oar- diff ivaods to-day to fill the vacancies caused by the elevation of councillors to the alder- manic bench. The Lord Mayor (Mr. Illtyd Thomas), who was one of the five aldermen uneeaited in the carrying out of the lately adopted principle of limiting the tenure of alde mcunic appointment, hae been returned ljsn- oppoeed for Riverside. In the other waa-& the candidates are:— ROATH.—J. A. Lovat-Fraser (C.), W. G. Howell (L.), and Peter Ridgway (I.LJP.). SOUTH.—H. C. Vivian (C.) and J. J. Ames t (Ind.). I CATHAYS.-W. J. Travers (L.) and A. Good I (Ind.). SPLOTT.—G. F. Willett (Municipal Reformer) and G. F. Forsdike (L.). These are all new men, with the exception of Mr. H. C. Vivian and Mr. A. Good, who have been on the council before.
I WINTER NIPS ROYALTY. OUR KING AND OTHERS HELD INDOORS. At Castle Rising, wtoere King Edward is the guest of Lord and Lady Farquhar, heavy rain on Tuesday rendered outdoor pursuits almost impossible. During the night there was a sharp frost. Snow has alVeady fallen in the Sandring- ham district. The severest storm of recent years was raging on Tuesday throughout North Derby- shire, and the Peak hills are under five inches of snow in places. The severe weather has thrown thousands of outdoor workers out of employment. There was no sign on Tuesday morning of the snow abating. THE KAISER KEPT UNDER OOVER. The German Lmperor remained indoors at Higholiffe Castle on Tuesday. A stiff south- westerly wind, accompanied by heavy rain, swept along the coast, and made walking exercise in the castle grounds practically impossible. The Kaiser was busily engaged all the morning attending to State business and correspondence. The rain ceased somewhat after luncheon, and the Emperor, with his suite, vent for a motor ride through the country districts. His Imperial Majesty spent three-quarters of an hour at Ohriet- Ctoureh Priory Church, in which he appeared to be greatly interested. It was officially 9tat.ed on Tuesday tibaA no definite date hae so far been fixed for the Kaiser's departure from England. The following s^mi-officia-l telegram is pub- lished in Berlin:- "Concerned at reports current regarding the health of his Majesty the Emperor, we have made inquiries in competent quarters, amd have ascertained that his Majesty at the end of October and the beginning of Novem- ber suffered from cough and catarrh of the upper respiratory passage, with slight increase of temperature and was, therefore, obliged to keep his bed for some "days. As his Majesty subsequently felt run down, and remains of his cough would not leave him in Berlin, he allowed himself to be induced on the occasion of his journey to Windsor to take a rest on the south-west coast of Engiamd, which is noted for its mild climate. The catarrh has now disappeared, and the general recovery is making the best pro- gress. It was somewhat hindered by a strain of the left knee, which occurred while the Emperor was shooting at Windsor, but this also is almost completely cured. The news published in some papers of throat or ear trooble is devoid of all foundation."— Router. QUEEN MAUD'S BIRTHDAY. I 1\7_- I v/ueeu attuu vi ^«rway, wno is at preeent staying at Appieton House, Sandringliam, celebrated her thirty-eighth birthday on Tuesday. The anniversary was observed at Windsor, a Royal salute being fired in the Long Wa&, while the bells of St. George's CUiapel and of Windsor Parish. Church rang Bierry peals. THE KING AND QUEEN OF SPAIN. i Tiie King and Queen of Spa.in left Ken- sington Palace on Tuesday for Aldershot, where, in mriseraible weather, his Majesty inspected the 16th Lancers, of which he is the hon. colonel, subsequently lunching with the officers. Later their Majesties prooeeded to Farn- borough, on a visit to the Empress Eugenie, where they were joined by Princess Henry of Ba/ttenberg. The visit will conclude this (Wednesday) afternoon. To-morrow their Majesties will leave Bueton art, 2.40 for Eaton Hall, on a visit to the Duke and Duchess of West- mtneter CARICATURES FOR KINGS. I One of the fixtures of the saJe of work at the Brompton-road branch of the Soldiers and Sailors Help Society, opened on Tuesday by the Duke of Com naught and Princes; Patricia, was a small gallery at regimental caricatures in water-colours by an old soldier. The Duke bought a "Royal Dragoon" a.s a present for the Kaiser (hon. colonel of the regimemit) and a Scots Grey" for Prince Arthur, while Colonel CoJborne pur- chased a 16th Lancer" for presentation to King Alphonso, the regiment's honorary coloneL HONOUR FOR LORD SHREWSBURY. I n"I\ "T.a- -1.& l ire ,ijui««7u uaieiw announces mat tne King has conferred the following appoint- ments to the Royal Victorian Order:— To be Knight Commander: The Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot. Member of the Fourth Class: Captain the Hon. George Anson, chief-constable of Staffordshire. Member of the Fifth ClasB: Viscount Ingest re.
Trade and Shipping I MOVEMENTS OF LOCAL VESSELS. Gena arrived Punta Arenas from Barry 24th Glamorgan passed Ushant for Antwerp 26th Fairnngrfotrd arrived Alexandria 26th NetlierTEute arrived Buenos Ayres from Sam Nicolas 23rd Gena. arrived Pazvta Arenas from Barry 04th Raloo left Newport for Rouen 2Mb. tSkeldon left Newport for Rouen 26th &ooker,ley left Swansea for Rouesn 26th Frances Duncan left Berehawn for Pemurth 27ltth I Barest left Palana for Huelva 26th Wimfborne arrived Bremen from Nordenham 26tih Trongaite left Brasilia for Gibraltar for orders 24rlh Treherfbert arrived Newport 3Sth Soowdon left Odessa for Liverpool 22nd Oloalee left Barry for Dieppe 26th Hazlemere arrived Barry 26th Sagsontiun arrived Liverpool 27th Cyrarian left VaJknoia for Bristol 27tJh Wandby parsed Algiers for Hull 25th Wes'tonby left St. Lucia for Port Arthur (Texas) 25th
TRAP LAID FOR SUSPECTED THIEF. Wm. Bertie Poole, a French polisher, Wias charged on remand at Swansea Police-oourt on Tuesday with breaking and entering No. 29, High-street, the shop of Mr. E. Freed- man. tobacconist, for the purpose of com- mitting a felony on November 21; also with three other charges connected with other occasions, viz., of stealing various articles from the shop. Evidence wae given to the effect that, sus- picion having been excited, a watch was kept inside the premises, and during the night the defendant was seen to enter by the door, apparently having a duplicate key, and was seen searching amongst the shop goods. Kokman, the salesman, rushed out and seized him, but he got away, and w.as arrested by Policooorurtable Michael out- side. Defendant was committed to the quarter sessions. Mr. Thompson applied for bail for prisoner, who, he eaid, belonged to a most respectable family. This was granted.
ELEVATED TO THE DEGREE OF CIVILISATION. The ceremony of the swearing in of Kir. Heeketh Bell as the first Governor of Uganda took place at Kampala, on Tuesday before a large assembly. Mr. Winston Churchill, who was present, said the Uganda agreements, under which ail native rights and liberties are guaranteed, was faithfully observed. Mr. Churchill congratulated the Wanda on being elevated to the degree of oivilisa/tion which they have attained.- Reuter.
& PRISONER WEEPS. I -? 1 f -?-, -? aanae oturuy HAiuiu,iea ai uarout on Tuesday keeping a disorderly house in Peel-street. For a similar offence in Feb- ruary last she was fined L5. On the present occasion the penalty was E10, or two months. Prisoner: Can I have time to pay? The Chairman (Mr Veall): No. Prisoner was conducted to the cells sob. biog.
I Football, I "ALL BLACKS'" TOUR [ International Match in London A meeting of the New Zesala-nd Committee of the Northern Union was hold at Ilkley yesterday, MJr. H. Ashton (Warrington) presiding. Arrangements were made to play the m>ateh, New Zealand v. England, on the Chelsea ground on Saturday, Febriaary S. Negotiations are proceeding for a ground in the Midlands for playing a representative match a.t a. later date. The question of the holding capacity and the suitability of t-he Welsh grounds for the match, New Zealand v. Wales, was discussed, and a. deputation was appointed to visit Wales to inspect the grounds and report to I a future meeting. EBBW VALE V. SWINTON. I At S win ton on Saturday next. Ebow Vale:— Back, Chick Jenkins; three-quarter backs, Tom Davies, Reuben Carpenter, J. A. Evans, and Dai Martin; helf-backs, Dai Davies and Biggins; forwards. A. Monks, Brain, Lyons, Saunders, Penny, and John. It has been practically arranged that a match will taie place between the Bbbw Vale spare men and the Merthyr Reeerves at Merthyr nert. Saturday. The Ebbw Vale team will probably inolude Hitohinge, J. Wilcox, Lovey, Billingham, Malianey, A run dell, Tom Edwards, Dan Beynon, Deonalt, and Harrison. Llanelly v Newport The following team will repre..t Llanelly ￼ against Newport a.t Llanelly, on Saturday:— Ba,c-k, Peter Lockman; three-quart?er ba?cks, Harry Morgan, Harvey Thomas, GriS. -R?we, amd W. Thomas; hajf-ba?ks, Dai Da,viee and D. Lloyd; forwardf: W. Cole, H. Cole, J. Auckland, G. Stagg, W. J. Thomas, Stacey, Isaac Lewis, a-iid Howelle. Somerset v Gloucester For this match at Ta.unton on December 7 the following have boe-n selected to represent Somerset:—Back, Z. Sims (Taunton Albion); three-quarter backs, H. E. Sihewring (Bristol), Lieutenant A. J. Peace, (United Services), A. Parker, and J. Ohorley (Bridgwater); half- backs, J. Laroombe (Bristol) and J. Jarvis (Bridgwater Albion); forwards, G. V. Kyrke (Taunton Albion), Captain R. Dibble and T. Woods (Bridgwater Albion), P. Down (Bristol), P. Fussell (Bath and Moeeley), H. Archer (Guy's Hospitai), H. Guwnangha<m, and J. Roman (Bridgwater). SWANSEA V. DEVONPORT ALmUJN. The Swansea committee have made little chang-e in their team for next Saturday, except that Hayward revturns to the pack. E:.l1tRen t?y'sr? have been picked, viz.:— Bk. J. Bancroft or Fj?d Reœ three- I quarter backs (@el€<?ed from), W. Trew, P. ?p'n'ns, H. TMt, Harold Thomas, and D. H. Edwards; half-backs, Dick Williams and I Diok Jones; forwards (selected from), Aubrey Smith, Geo. Hayward, Ivor Morgan, Edgar Morgan, D. J. Thomas, D. Davies, H. Eiams, Ben Davies, Diai Griffiths, and D. Davies (Mumbles). CARDIFF AND DISTRICT RUGBY I ia« usual weejely meeting or tne uarairr and District Ewpby Union at the Bristol and South W3dœ Hotel, Cardiff, on Tuesday night was presided over by Mr. A. H. Williams. An appeal by Canton 'Quins in regard to sbort time being played in their match with the Barbarians owing to d.rim?,. was coa- sidered Statements having been given by both captains and the referee, the committee unanimously decided to dismiss the appeaJ. W. Coombes was reused a transfer from Cardiff Fruiterers to Grange Barbarians, but he was given permission to play for any Second Division club.
DTNAS RANGERS B.F.C. require Fixtures with junior teams; aged 1'7-19; have several open da.1oe5.- Apply P. J. Dav, Sec., Srniny Cottage, Dipas. 0023 CHATHAM STABS R.F.C. want Home Fixture for Next Saturday, Nov. 30th; aTera^e ape, 13-16; will play return inatoh later.—Apply T. J. Harrington, Aloa. H^ -.s?. Macb^n. eJ0C7<32?, ABEROANATD B.F.C. require Home and Home Fix- tntea; will accapt good guarantoo.p.ply lgva-nos, 62, Nightingale-street, Abprcanaid. e3020d77 PPIyOTT I" XT TED waint Fixture for Saturday, also C,tblF- Dates Open.-Apply P. Mitchell, T4, Sploitt-ro?d Cardff. cSMM29 COUNTY FOOTBALL. MONMOUTH COUNTY v. GLAMORGAN, AT CARDIFF. THURSDAY. 28th NOVEMBER. Xicr-OFF. THREE O'CLOCK. e4581 MID-RHONDDA GROUNDS, TONY- PANDY. CINDERFORD V. PENYGRAIG, ON SATURDAY NEXT, NOVEMBER 30, 1907. KJOK-OFF AT THREE O'CLOCK SHARP. Admiseioai, 6d.; Enclosure, 6d. Ertaa. e458> BILLIARDS. F. WEISS, the only player living vrho has met and defeated John Roberts en level terms, will Concede B. ELiPHICK 2,500 in a. Match of 7,000 up on the PATENT ARC-OVAL BilKard Table. The FIBST PUBLIC MATCH IN CARDIFF will ta&e place at the QUEEN'S. HOTEL, DECEMBER 2nd to 7th, at 3.0 and 8.0 p.m. Seats, 3s. and IE. ARC-OVAL BILLIARD TABLE COMPANY, 446, OXFORIW3TREET, LONDON. e4584
WELSH CHURCH COMMISSION Our Carmarthen repreeentative is offieiaJly informed to-day that the Welsh Cburcih Com- missioners will resume their sittinge in London on Wednesday next, December 4, the sittings to continue for a week.
I NEWS IN BRIEF Children from elementary schools are being instructed in the nave of Exeter OaAhedraJ in exercising their poowcr of observation. Mr. Oliver Henry Jones, J.P., ^as been appointed a. meulber of the court- of governors of the National Library of Wales. An Englishman named Horace Holden while crossing a railway near Praris last night was run down by a train and killed. Necklaces, rings, and trinkets were found in t.he offertory plaite on the occasion of Bernard Vaughan's annual appeal on behalf of t.he Uganda Mission. Miss Abbie Lathrop conducts a mouse farm a.t Gra-iiby, Massachusetts. She aeHs most of her stock to medical colleges for inooula-tion experiments. The Press Association is asked to state that the announcement of the death of the Rev. R. A. Corbett, rector of Asttoury, Oongteton, is unfounded. Thon&V Francis, a collier, of Pontaa dulais, was charged at. Swansea to-day with assaults ing his little g'irl Ru,t.h. He wae sentenced to fourteen days' imprisonment. A man summoned at North London Police- court yesterday for not sending his daughter to school said this wae his twenty-first child, and it was the first time he had been sum- moned. The summons was adjourned. During Monday's election in Burslem for or a.gain8t a, federa-tion of Potteries towns, a boy was in the act of throwing some mud at a wagonette containing children singing Vote for federation," when he was run over and killed. Arthur Weaver, a tramping labourer, was sentenced to three months' imprisonment at Abergavenny to-day for stealing an over- coat, the property of William Henry Budd, a clothier, and valued at 18s. lid. In reference to the a n noun cement yester- day of the deait-h of Mr. George Gannett, we are askoo. to state that he was not the last of the original Ginn-ett family of circus toe, as was reported. Joseph Prosser, a labourer, was summoned at Abergavenjpy to-day for cruelty to a horse by worfing it whilst in an unfit state on November 19, and Joseph Johnstone, a farmer, for causing the horse to be worked. Johnstone was fined 2Cs. The charge against Proeser was dismissed. At Cardiff to-day, on the evidence of Police-constable Gooding, Mary Ann Dono- van. Ivor-street, was brought before the Cardiff stipendiary (Mr. T. W. Lewis), charged with selling beer without a licence. His Worship imposed a penalty of L5 and costs, or one month. A furniture van belonging to Mr. D. Piaaslett, Bm-ry, wae passing throngh Oow- bridge yesterday evening, when a young man nanied Edward Elwa-rd fell off the foot- board of the seat, and received severe injuries. Dr. Meller was soon in attendance. Luckily the wheel did not pass over him.
I JUBILEE NURSES A CARDIFF I BALL. In response to an invitation from the Lady I Mayoress of Cardiff (Mise Deani-e Thomas) a large number of ladies and gemtJeanen inte- rested in the splendid work of the Queen Victoria Jubilee Nurses' Institute attemded a meeting in the Lord Mayor's parlour at t'he City-hall on Tuesday afternoon. The object of tine meeting was to maike the preliminary arramgements for aboaJI to be held in the Assembly-rooms of the City-hall in aid of the Jubilee Nurses' Institute. The Lord Mayor, who presided, was appointed chairman of the geaieral and executive committees. Mr. H. M. Thompson, in proposing the re-election of Mr. E. C. Wilmot.t as s*pcretary, spoke very highly of that gentleman's services on the occasion of the last ball. promoted by the ex-Lady Mayoress (Mrs. Robert Hughes), and predicted another big success. Mr. J. A. Jones seconded. and Mr. Wilroott'e reeam, tion was unanimous. An executive committee was appointed, and as the result of a subscription list being opened in the room, a sum off £20 was promised, and several ladies promised j donations towards the refreshments. The, date of the ball was left to the executive I commit/tee. The prices of the tickets were fixed—ladies, 7. 6d. each; gentlemen, 10s. 6d.; double tickets, 16s.
I MR. GRAHAM VIVIAN'S HOUSE I PARTY. • Mr. Graham. Vivian, of Clyne Castle, Swan- j sea, has a large house party at present, who have assembled for the shooting. It includes Lord Huntingfleld, Lord and Lady Vivian (Rome), Sir Fraincis and Lady WinjiiagtoTi, the Hon. Alexandra Vivian, Lord and Lady Lea (Stoneleigh Abbey), Major and Mrs. ReneAce. &PA tv« Hon. p..n4 Jlzs. Odo Vivian-
I Weather Forecast I The British Meteorological Off., thi. morning ijssned the folknrmg forecast i of the weather likely in South Wales from 10.30 a.m. to-day till 10.30 a.m. to. morrow — I Soudl-westerl,. winds; strong gaie On coast firet; moderating; changeable; I rain; mild, humid.
To-day's Racing LEICESTER. I i JL.U A—The QUORN HUNT STEEPLE- JL.U CHASE PLATE of 7C eovs; vewnd to reoeive 10 eovs; list 71b each. Three miles. 4 10 7 Captain R H Fowlerd EasorbiAl ..Flanneiy 1 5 10 7 C?pt ? Money s The LowyDd ? Mor?n 2 4 lico 2 Mr J B foste?e Tbe Wmning PtW. <?mer a Also rati—Bomer and Sinlieiogitter kcxreen). Winne: trained by MaJ»er. Be<tting-5 to 4 Kaiorbili, 6 10 4 aøøt The bong- ntVlMi. a to 1 agsi uower, aond 10 to 1 agst say oinor. "on a tme race by a neck; a had fiiirtl. Bower was fourth. (K&ce t);ared at 1.4.1 l.OOU A-ae BROXMILS steeplechase 1 Pl.ATK (handicap) of 110 bovb; ttecond to receive 10 eovs. Two miles. 5 11 1 Caw X Money's TitteiWUmie —1 a 10 12 Jltr R Goxe e HaJviia Cowley 2 "iO 5 Mr li OrVHU^r s Bodger XI. 5 Also rap-vii)raut ,R Morgan), Bnneoge CBiarfl), Extra Hack (WelsWy, Oraodoxtown II. (Dnscolii, and Mise Beet (Jackson). ?innar taand by Hartigaji Bøttí-5 Ul4ner()l) tt- 5 to 1 gm BMvtl, 7 to 1 agst Cradaoxtowri 11.. and 10 to 1 aget any ctbbr. ?on by 6ve J?cg-nia; three IaDgth5 aepMattd the | aecoaid Mid tulrd. ?,Ra- Parted aL 1.&.) 2A-Th« BURSTAJUL 8RLUNG HANDI- r •U (3" 8TE£PLECHASE of 70 bovs winner to be sold for 50 eov6. Two miles. a 12 4 Mr U&rpers Agony HuiTy 1 i 1 J b Footer'. lldddy Brown "g: 2 6 13 12 Mr A tkxnt's 8t Jaout L Heard i Also ran—Futen (Mr Wateborn;, Haligate (Keweyi, Viol-etia (Owner;. Blue Beard (J>ig-cfticifall), Metheliae (Gosweli), Broten (Cowiey banctrmonious (GreCL), and SholJy Sciioiee (Jactson). Winner trainea privately. j Battm?—4 to 1 a?: A?ocy, &ad 10 M 1 eaob a?st j Pday DTown and St Jacu. 2QA-Tfce NOVEMBER 9D HANDICAP HUE- •OU DLE RACE of 90 eovs; &eOOnd to receive 10 60T6. Two niilee. 611 5 Mr F Taylor's Grit .G Wileon 1 a 12 52dr A ckioU's Counuy Girl A Cawee 2 4 11 12 Mr J Deoebar's Gbtradsr .LawtOll. o Also ran—Tydides (F Lyail), Ptimnielo (E D-ritcoIij, OoiA Harbour (A }\ewey), Goodeoc (lawn), Lord BHijrook. (A Walkdon;, and Young Ofiarnmy (Mr Cal). Wínnel trained by G Wilfon. ADDITIONAL ARRXAVLS THIS MORNING. YioieUa, Methelioe, (bld Harbour, Obtrder Good- son, Lord Bilbrok, Java, Mile Cross, Island Chief, A>aonit, III., Blick Ivory, Balitter, Sexton, and Baie- weE. ( OFFICIAL FECRATCHINGS. The "Sportsman" has been officiary informed by Messrs. Weai-berby of the following scratchings.— Leioeeter eiig>agBmeirte—A11 Mr Medtziee't homes. Ketnpton Pa.:1. engagements—HclTiore. Boesmore Welter Race, Hooton Park—Vena. All engagements in Mr P P Gilpin's name— Meonwte.
To-m. orrow's Racing LEICESTER NOVEMBER MEETING. —The GLEN SELLING STEEPLE- OHASE PLATE of 70 eovs; second to receive 5 sovs. Two milee. —The LEICESTER HANDICAP ERUR. DLE RACE of 100 sove; second to receive 10 wove. Two milee. ye ￼ lb Mr C £ Hod' Whipsnade Macallister 61^ Mr F Macabe's Leuoceia Ma&-b& 4 12 7 ? G Mensieef: ''?? "Meni:ies ..12 5 Mr 3 W Lanmch's Pummeao CoAWjo 4 12 3 His Majesty's Nulli faecuadus C&pt Dewnuist 4 12 2 Mr J Scott'e Country titri "1 Soott all 13 Capt N Money't, .l:>ea,mi>er .F 4 11121 Mr E Burne r La<iy Hawker Ro? 5 11 12, li d=i &<m H;:o WwiakeT 5 H 10 Mr C Dower lsmay'e Carueo botnock 4 11 10 i W H L Ewart's Adon» III.A B Sadler !? if l Me C llibbert s Oak .W Nig-liviMga.1 Mr J Muadimer'e Vagrant 1L H Hunt all 4 Mr T KohMi-o A Sikipper C(ml;.h wa'te 5 11 3 Mr Á E McKinlay'e Hare Warren Coulttiwuite 5 11 5 wr J Mlinthorp'i- Hoiisoni Manning 4 11 0 Mr J R?tcIiC?e Muted 4rijkg ???M'?ui? 5 11 0 Mz G H Suttee &o<amdm< be"ty 4 20 9 Xe J U Smith's Youn? Ameftc? ()oukalwtw 5 10 '¡ Me Ai "g,b young Cwunmy Private 3 10 5 —The SlLEBY HANDICAP STEEPLE- OHASE ol 110 eovs; eeoond to re- oeive 10 eovs-. Three milee. vest 1b I m> o ?"'? ?"oya .p?rMe ? 9 m, j W La.mach '6 Jannuwvly Owtello 5 11 10 « ￼ ?'?? Go?r all 9, 5M; r f K Wthi&nK-'f. Robin Payne 5 11 8 sllli'1=" ¡ tf 5 ?.?,? ￼ r Maney'e le.d ?'c< .F H.?.?n 11 4 M. f v, Hr,aj-vwr's ?K?y 1: ?-a C) :a::¡Vl1Jpri Me = i lo t:?O, Mr ?-? ?' i ??? J4""15' Sli*er 6 10 12 Mr T v8 La<1-V Coulthwaite a 10 lfc Mr u- HtBd? da?-neM Martin 5 10 1C' ??HM<lfor<i? ShiH??er Pnva? 610 ? m? J ^tineon'? '? ??f CBrown 6 10 7 Mr K F M?toolm?m's Bi?jT?acMe .Ma?<f 4 10 5 uL PkwvL?er's The Watcber Private a 10 ø —The OADBY MAIDEN HURDLE KAOE PLATE of 70 eovs; second to receive 10 eove. Two miles. -ys s;t lb I ¿on ￼ o\xmne W'omatum Burrell 5 12 3 Mr A Back ley, jun'» Whit. Feather II. In Ireland 5 12 3 iV! r Little John I-rivaie 5 12 3 Mr C R Pawson'c Littie Soatohmaii ..Prllw,,e 6 12 3 I Duà.e of Westminster's Tanttuti Navior 6 12 3 Mr Tod wick Digby411 12 Mr « Carxneen 4 li 12 Mr 7j Oantioie Mea^iee 4 U 12 Mr J Mintborp's Mikado Maoiung 4 11 12 Mz •Milntborp'* Meeiag'h .Ma.nlJing U 12 Mu r W ..g Niven's Balieter Go» 4 U 12 )lr L J Bro Private 4 11 12 ? M? CWadia'e St Paul A Clemcut 4 11 K Mr Jav& .W Woodi?nd AlC 7 Mr W Black's Oancing Crow .Chamberlin 3 10 7 Mr Utmpbeli's Holyhead .StmoM ?10 7 Mr J Cronon'" R? .L&h. ?10 7 G Untr 5 107 Me C R Hodgaos s Common Council Maoalistea- 3 10 7 Mr Po?eU'-? Mirk ODU-9 3 107 Mr R WilMaahs's The Kaid .Pa.'ne 3 10 7 -The BELVOIR STEEPLECHASE of 70 eovs; second to receive 10 oovib. Two milee. Yf!S Mr 4? Owen e C?Biobary PMt .WhtttjMr Vl2 8 MMr r T W Pratt's The J £ ,d II Ortoc "12 5 Mr HA Brown's A beetd Da.r>e» b 12 si t-apt A „ Money's The Longmyad Hartigan 5 12 2 1 Mr ? ?i-. B?ck M?k ? .u 12 fMir r H G Fenwick'e Craacfcxtown II. Wbt?ke'- & Ll 12 Kr K B Henry' Motmtruct .Ooukhwaite a 11 12 Mr W Neteon's Maw III Cheshire € 11 1 ? Wr C R p,wwu'e "tie Scotchman Private 6 U 12 Mr H ￼ &&mpey's King Pluto Ch&wber" all l? Mr » » 5 o TomiiEson'B Outsidar Private a 11 12 j feir P Vvaikere ??°? Buck n, L?tham 6 11 12 ? M? GW?in,.iy's ExtraviWomm -? Woodland 6 11 12 Mr W"bivw?U,e ?D?ld .Whtil 6 11 12 ]Kr J IN';ikiD?n's ?"? Pup C Bmu-u 6 U 12 SL w Woodland's Adj# Macallister 6 11 12 -MY ?ynn'e Extra Back Private a 11 12 Mr A HeaAhy Boy Macrn* 6 11 9 S?n ?? ?? BHbMot .ThomMn 511 9: ?nay'6 BloodMone BœWct 5 U S C&pt ￼ ??' Tfttwwtow Hartiga* 5 II 9, wv E w Robti?ons Bon?l? Gore 5 119 Mr T, 1 Uri*er S?? .Pr?t< 511 S SMf r ??U,i?nsen'e R?my Day WhitweU 5 U 8 1 Mr ;ïii'êh:O,t ¡ ??P DuObwe of H?mNton? St Albe P,iv.t? 4 110 Mr J J Maher'6 FlMLScid Maher 4 110 Mr J J MAher'¡; Time Teat .M",ber II 0 Mr & Scott'a R??mpMt -Io —The TOWN SELLING HANDICAP HT_ HL>LE RACE of 70 eove; eeoond to reoeive 4 sove. Two milee. ys«t Ib ,Mr C Hibbert' Sabc? W Ni?htiBt?i ? l? 7. Mr J Milnthorp'e Striding Lad Manniae 4 12 2 Mr W Oroasdate'e Bakowall G0..ell 5.2 2 Mr G W Smith's Picohy Boy Ross 5 K 0 Mr G Mwzaee's Vickers .Mei1ziee ¡¡,11 11 Mr N Cuthberteon'e 3L-S. Cuthbert son 4 11 10 i Mr J Bogers's Wepeoer Rogers a U 10 1 Mr n A Hart ley 'e Tempiemore Private a 12 10 Cbiand R L Birkin's Nigger Joe M8rtb1 a li 8 Mr J B Foster's King's Letter WilkittBOn 4 li 9 Mr L Digby's Nordrach I>igt>y a 11 7 Mr T Nolan's Consequence CbWth.age a U 7 Mr T E Bcooke's Clwyd lX Moran a U 7 Mr G Clayton's Morris Dancer Coie a 11 7 Mr J Bancroft's Goldem June Thirlwefl 6 11 7 Mr A Ooate's Thr&epmuir .Oowe 6 11 5 Ar E M'Gregor's Valentine Vox .Private 6 1] 5 Mr Campbell's Marmontel Steel 6 11 5 Mr F B Barling's More Haste B&Z" 5 U S M.r G Gunt^r's Bed worth Ountor 4 U 2 Mr T Southall's Alcauzor .Gowan 4 J.1 2 Mr W H Tanner's Goidfieher Private 4 10 12 Mr T St.m!ey'a Baku Private 3 10 5
To-day's Finance I LONDON, Wednesday, 1.0 p.m. Money in fair demaml at 5 per cam. Disoouui. rates —short bills 6i to Gi per cent., and three mooUs* biUI5: 6j to 6i per cent. Ooueois firmer. Raw: Money and Account I. Home Bails irTeguiar. Americans straog. Trunks firm. Ordintoy i, Fjrst: and Seoood Prefs 4, and Third Pref i. Mexican Bails better. Bise: First and Second Prefs t. Foreigners aad Mines steady. PBINC1PAL Cli-?LNGM. Gre?t Nortiiam Deferred ?..bri?hMm.. Dover, North British Deierreds a up: Norti Stafford 1. District I^ncaature and Yorkshire i, Great Central "A" 4 down. Milwaukee 2, Canadian, Union PtaciAca li, Battvoore 14, Kansas li, AAchion, Illinois, LouisviUai New York Oeotrad, Southern Pacific, Steel .Pref 1, Denver, Penn- sylvania. Beading, Steelf i. Chesapeake, Erie, Koifoik i op. Japan Four-aud-a^Half's j, ditto Seconds, New Fouzs. Peru Pref i up. Tiinto ii, Anaconda 5-16, De Baer, Cobar t. Goldfleids Deferred, East Rand, Knights, Modder, Raod Mine 1-16, Banket, Lomagunda, Taagan- yika, Zambesin 1-32 lip. Hudson Bay lIa, rison i. CARDIFF. Wednesday, 1.0 p.m. Business on the local Stock Marie*, thoi morning was etiil very restricted, but the tome was a little brighter, Railway Stocks were steady, and Colliery Shares sllg-htJy better in view of the strong tone of the Coal Market. Thete was no new feature in other (Uxvtkxte.
BIRTHS,MARRIAGES t DEATH* MRTHS,MARRiA?E< A DEATM 'f if'aM?r ?'t<i'?!? *?? be&& ing :la. for 3j Wmde 8Dd I& fM Emmy Two Bxtm Wcrdfc No notice of this description wttl be liirtsri oaiHi authentimtod by the tame and addreaB of the aeodac. Telegrams and telephonic mnmrnrna tmniimt b8 aoM4 on until oonferaed in writim. MARRUMU, WATKINS-CHAMBtKLAJX.-On Noiniatii i 26th, St Hoath Park Weeleyan Ohurch, by the Row. H. Atems, Kdtrxr John Watkins to Bertha Maud, Eldest daughtw of G. H. Chamber lair. Niaian-road, Caidifi. DEATHS. GBIFTITHjS.—On the 24th inat.. at Bryn Villa, Cemt tary-road, Porth., William Griffiths (late of Appletrea Shop, Dine6). belov. hnrhimri of Rachel Grifttha. Fiuwsrad "Kninaday next, leaving house at ThN8- olelwk far Llearddu Cametery.
jcaa tatt tor Classtftratton ^ABSEFT CAGE BIBD SOCTETyl V read dent—The Bot. Hon. Viscount T"EEPB<3AJ^ The 11th A"-UAL nQW wiB be heM the OORY-HALL TO-DAY and TO-MORROW, November 27 A 28. Admission: Wednesday, 12 to 4, Is.; 4 to 10, 6d. Thfursday, 10 to 8, 6d. e4527 BEST VALUE JEWELLERY FIRM IN WALES. SOL. PHILLIPS. (THE OLD FIB.M. ESTAB. 1850). (OPPOSITE ROYAL HOTEL) 41, S'f- MAKY-bTK^ET And 43, CAROLINE-STREET. CAKDIF F. SEE WINDOWS FOR CHOICE GOODS AND BARGAINS. CHRISTMAS, 190 7. ASHTON S9 CENTRAL MARKET (Trinity-st. End), « I CARDIFF. FOR BEST QUAUTY ,FISH, POULTRY, AND GAME. Our 1906 CHRISTMAS SHOW of Poultry, G.&m,, Ac. (WHICH WIlAL BE SUILPASSED I THIS YiiAR). WAS THE TALK OF CARDIFF AND THE DISTRICT. OLURS, LARGE BUYERS, and PRIVATE FAMILIES will do well to book their orders at ASHTON'S EARLY. KOTE ADDRESS CENTRAL MARKET. Na.i. Tei. 1356. e4586 WANTED, responsible Housekeeper, capable tafcmg 'VDh6i kL%,P?w-APPV 10, 8" e302tdN ",7' OU.NGMIW-m:an;à.ged 26, W&DU ComsUct Job, JL -y capiMMt} n?a? afraid Of work; of steady taiirte; moderate wage; ref-W. Ounningiiam, 5o, Cobourn-streot, ç.a.¡.Iu.y". J.428 A or N tr M<v. requires bituatrac ae Guotn or Bil- J- 1la.r<1-rna.rker; uuderst&uiis write, spirit, and baor bouline; drive ii reqfutred good rmareoces.—F. 11.. 19t, Yuyscyjion-road. Trea*a.w, S. Wales. e5040d2S riiNSIO comfortable, FurniBfaed Rooms to Let; corner- A vaiorj. bat and ooid bath, &c.; tenne moderate.— 7, TewkeBour>-street, Cfcthays. e3O43d29 A- -Weu-lriøhT Dog for Sate; spte?tnl A ,Iu?oume goad itau»oa» lot selbns; W." l&a.— Apply 1, Thom?ll-si.ree< Ciuitoa. ?_ ? e3655de9 '?M&S Fmaeee Burrow Acoopts Emg?ememt? i<? Coooert s, At Homes, &c.; u>rm6 on application .— 60. Oakfield-atrert, Cardiff el3aidep rjflWO Unfurnished Booms to Let. in Alleitsbaiik-raad, A Cafhayu; use h. and c. batii; w- mw, 2b. per week on.e room, ;)1;. fid. two rootm, Apply C 71, £ v«nlsg; Express, Cardifi. e3029d29 T?KFURKJ?HED Front Room w Let reepect?Me -u loewity.-I. BTZ?lad-atTOE, off Mac?mtosb-ptaee, Boa.th ewmzz FOR Sale. Black }'o.¡]y. 12 hande biwh: qute to rid* or driTe; price E5: will taSte piniltry as pa.rt.- Andrew Baggs, 25,- W oun Arw, Dinat. «S036d29 KE >TIXAL and Dent, London, recpure ??Pe.-t.IMO KAg?-nt? for U-,z œtel>ted Watches, Jewedlerj, Tiate, &e.lerk8, timekeepers, seoretariee of Friendly S.Ci.ti- and sports J-b?.. & ?-? in?ited to ?rize for terras to 27, M. _M-y-sWaft, CM?Uf. e3<MM29 FURNiSH:EDApârtm8nt.to -1.;4,1:2 e-tlemm or Fiad5,; no )b4ldron; park and tram*; h., c. bath: moderate terms.—120, l>iajia.-street, BoaUi Park. e3M6d2S "'Xi .il"TE b? W-maa, Daiiy Work Wa-?hin? or C¡j.-Addl'- E. K., 88. Forrwt. road, Cantor.. e3O63d29 rf0 Let. comfortable Lod?in? or As-for one A or two young mec; bath; no c43L?: &U coll"n- v«xueiioes; near towe adid Docke.—53, F off Corpor&tion-road, Graae«tov,n, Caniiff. e3052d29 WANTED, Poet at- Domesticated Help, good plain needlewoman, also dressmskiDe: exert lent Teter- en«e8.—A4>ply C 72, Eyeming Express, 0IirdttI. "VOR Saie, Old Eiiflisii SbeepHjog; wW iell otmp J- for went of acoommodstxm.-Z. Dudiey-street, Docks, CaI1.!llI. e3052d29 1\TRSING Plain S.i ng .-Mr.. Jacka., 46, Wynd- -i-* llcE-' Canton, Cardiff. eoOSOd39 BEST Baby Kmf Ch-r6m Toy S ioD. &?tMMl &t < ?tud, fw £ 1 Us. 6d-: sma&ast Pupe in Engi??nd fa"- Sale, price moderate iot the quality; appointment only. —Powell, 4, Nart ticote-streec, BqmUi, Cardiff. ed29 j "CVJE Sale, Grxmop?oM' acd tM?e Bmas Rom wd J. Mand. al?o 80 necor, 2 Beoefdem; a b&r?.in- cost £10; what offn-?-h. C., 53, S&lunead-roao Carl dift. eJ045d2S WANTED, Lady Oaovaaeerb, Enlargements: or commission.—Afljily Jenkins. 106, BonvIlstone- road, Pontypridd (if personaUy, after 7 p.m.). eJOted29 j VX7 AKTED. Two good Housemaids—one for upstairs and caie downstairs; must be experienced: not too .young; wages £ 20 to £ 25.—Apply, enclosing references, to Housemaid, C 79, E\ening Kxpress. Cardiff. c2859 YCHOMETRY, ClaarvoyaDce.—Madam Lorraine. B7, JL Mo? -road Thursdays. Satwrdayt, from 2.30. ed29 FOR Sale, Hire, or Hine-Purchase, horsepower Porta-ole Steam jinpme: in tborouch order: inspec- iron by aypointmenit.—Apply I>. Harries. LianeU>. z3 CAMBRIA-N I&in4,4 School, Poth.-Iemsou-s ty ] ost, on Mining, Geology, Surveying, Matbemaucs; bus free. e5Q6fte& 1t..AN of good address ajid of firsi-rate caava»inf ability wanted to Act as Bepreeen.ta.tive (town and cuintry ground) for an oid-«sta.blished London Com- pany.—Par; icula.re. age, experience, &c., to C 77. Bran. tog Lxprefcfo, Cardiff. e30&Z7, WANTED. good General (22:, £ 1C; aiso young Girl (15) to Ami^t.—15, Windsoi-plt.ce, Cafdifi. e3064z3 FURNISHED Cottoge-VUla, Iloa: Whitland; rei). £3(1. including staljie, garoen, batliroom. shed rough ahoottog; seven rooms.—c 78, Evening Kxpr<W, Cardiff. 1"3061429 '?trAKTJBHD, re?pc?tM? Girl for F?rmtto? C?,r tM?- side; mHkM?.—<Mjt. J. T-. Miil -Farai, Mon-knash, Bridgend. ei05742 £ "ITANT£D. O<>1fet'-I"OOffi or DiIÜne'room, ir, CafSiff; ei.Jaer purchase or Wi about £ 2 weekly rental; Wjtu living acOOrnmodaKi?)n in eanie house; experienced partly; independent from the lro5h1e5b.-(; 74, Etem tig Express, Cardiff. e3063d2S WANTED, eiMn, respect?Me Day Gi?.—Apply uf,, Cathedral-road. e3046d29 ?SoMPORfAtBt?E Home !<M me or two ?ent:em«.?; e".TT oa,-i-ce; twm?- very moderate; fie minutes to G.W.B.: trams Daw door.—24, Clare-street. Rl ven ide. Cardiff. e3049d2t G'50e::Ð¡ Sic?r and Wlweder and Wilson Sewing Mwhine?, and to Cattem Accounts; salary and commission; good canvasser.—Apply C 73, Eveaing Express, Cardiff. e3Q50d2S TWO Unfurnished Rooms to Let; everv convenience; -L quiet home; no cMMton.—112, Jfaiefan-t-etreet, CaUiays. e3061d2S LOOT, sLnce V"<3av last. Black Oat. with white breast 2.?d f() white feet; answers to lam Bill Bei?.—Anyo?o brmgxw the aMM to So. M, Wellfiotd-road, will be red. eS053d29 TO Let, House and Shop—7, Thomas-street. GraAge- town; 8- 6d. weekly; double doors to yard.-lê. Salisbury-road^ Cardiff. u. e3053d?9 WAITED at once, & dean, ￼ suvw Daily Girl for WELot?work.-Anp-13?, -in", to 8, PC-14ft- øt, CamtQD. ?5%4d29 W. A}¡'TE.D you?g Girt as N_-Hd or Help. TT -Apply oeto- 12 or atW 6 pm., ?, The W" e3W6a3 WANTED, a your* Man: 18-20; goiok at scales and good cm&Ue.—Apply DaTMe, Butobes-, School- street, Brithdir. e30S5d29 EXCELLENT Common Brick; delivered Cardiff at" price defying competition: let me quote you.— Green-wood, 56C, Cowbrajge-road. OBntift. I"mM!9 "LjlOB Sale, a quaartily Of and A Cabbage Plaints. Cambridge Bofier, rs, anu Horse Bate.—Celya Fach, Lake-road West, Boatlr Part. e3068d29 RIV.&B8IDE:-=-Loog -O!fer<e< 1.0 Rrespeatat>ic young men; -«ry coWoK &lid olt-?wli- neee gwwanteed: two in 1 amity; no obAdrac cloee to city and railway steziom; reieraocef emcbaa?W it required.. Craddook-strnet, v,"aåf. <S?M? TjX>B Saete, a quan-uty oi ^eoomd haad Comtnoa- A Bricks, also Fire Bridie-. Roofing SJaten, aidt Chhmioy Pieces, mid 6.000 feet of Beagit-rolied Olaw (new) —ifewUurid. Bail way-crescent, Best Kaon. ed29 WANTOD, a reepectable Gill, aboot 16 or 17, to 4* ligtvt housework: sleep bome.—Apply first at 47, FTadorick-street. 6991142* | Let, Wx-roomed House. in good oooditiam, mtuatai A ah. CAmitm; good gacden; rettt 7a. w.- Apply 306, Onrbridge-road, Canton. eWSdOD WANTED. Outdoor POBsUan by a flnrtlanmu at vdry large expeirience, botfc to maHng aad worirlnc canvasnrs: must be a first-daec boam-Phst Mtcr to C 81, EeqinV Express. Cardiff. 19:-3't.-=r:eet.FW;ni6bed Apwuummta; eu^&We for lady or gentlemen in*"& ;them adGutæ from c?ty 600 O.W. eW7bd?4 F-.OR-nmt-êi_-AiredaJf' Temer B!Wh; six JL months; grand pedigtm, msKf Utter W (kafUjf Mtfvtt; h)?e)y coat Md ooww; ob<tt.-? MoXnutt. H. CaerpWlly-roid, BiFCb^rore, ink ClnaM. tWIWB
"AN ERROR OF JUDGMENT." WHO WAS TO BLAME FOR. STR AND- ING OF A CARDIFF SHIP? LEADING LIGHT SAID TO BE DEFECTIVE. An inquiry into the stranding of the steamship Wellington, of Cardiff, on or near Garda.ro Reef, off Tenedoe Island, in the Mediterranean, was opened at Cardiff on Tuesday before the stipendiary magistrate (Mr. T. W. Lewis) and Captain Loubit and CaptMn J. Thomas, acting as nautical assessors. The vessel left Odessa for Antwerp on the 27th of August last, with a crew of i hands and about 8,450tons of grain. On Friday, the 30th. of August, at about 1-25 ajn., the weather being line and clear, the wind blow- ing a moderate breeze from the north-east, with a smooth sea, the vessel stranded ae stated. Mr. Ivor Vachell (Messrs. Vacllell and Co., Cardiff) appeared for the Board of Trade, Mr. G. C. Downing (Messrs. Downing and Handcook, Cardiff) for the master, and Mr. A. A. Miller (Liverpool) for the chief officer. Mr. Vachell, in his opening statement, said the vessel had passed through the Bosphorous and Dardanelles, and the cap- tain having been on the bridge for a con. siderable number of hours, went down to the chart-room to rest after the chief officer had instructions to call him and was given directions as to the course, the Garda.ro light being than in sight. The chief officer in his statement to the Receiver of Wrecks, sa,d, "It was my faonli. It was an error of judgment." The questions for the court to consider were whether there was any default on the part of the master or the chief officer. CAPTAIN'S GRAPHIC STORY. 1""1. r ?wp?nm ra?e, in evidence, sa?d that the mate called him at 1.20 a.m., saying they were cloee on Garda.ro H?bt. He immediately stepped m deak, and found the light remark- ?,vbly dose alhead—half a shtp's length or so. The atmosphere was very keen and clear. He cried out, "Hard aport," and the mate said, "She is ha-rd aport amd swinging round." Just at that moment she ran on the reef. Asked why he had not carried out his instructions and called him (the captain) before, the mate replied that he had been deceived by the light, and that he had no idea the ship was so close to it. On Septem- ber 8 the ship was taken back to Ohinaok for repairs. SeTeit new plates bad to be put in, amd about 40 plates had to be handled aDd straitened. MATE COMPLAINS OF DEFECTIVE LIGHT. Mr. David Thomas, the meute, gave similar evidence, and agreed that the casualty was due to an error of judgment by himself caused by deceptive atmosphere. He declared that the Gardaro light itself was defective. It looked more like an ordinary ship's light thaal a leading light. He noticed that oce night, while the ship was stranded, the light went completely out for a quarter of am how, and he called the attention of the British Consul to this. John Albert Shipton, apprentice, who was at the wheel, said that the Gairdaxo light was frequently obscured before the disaster. The inquiry was adjourned until this (Wed- nesday) afternoon.
I DECREASE IN SCHOOL ATTEND- ANCE AVERAGE AT NEATH. I The annual meeting of the Neath Borough Education Committee was held on Tuesday afternoon, under the temporary preeidency of the mayor (Dr. J. W. Thomas). Mr. Hopkin Morgan, J.P., was re-elected chairman tor the ensuing yea.r. Messrs. Dan Harry, J. Baines, and Hopkin Jones were appointed to fill vacancies on the sab-committee. The Chairman pointed out that the average of attendances in the oounty schools was very muoh greater than in the boro-jgh schools. This dropping of the averages was a serious matter.-It was eventually agreed to instruct the heads of the various departments to bring up suggestions dealing with the anhieot.
Professional Golf FOURSOME AT BRAMSHOT A professional foursome over thirty-six' (holes for a pikrse given by Captain W. J. Setotn, was played om the course oi the Braimahot Golf Club, at Fleet. Hants, to-day. The sides were J. II. Taylor (MidiSnrrev) j opem ohamipion 1894, 1895, and 1900, and C. tS. Bxitohart tBra-mahot), against Bowiand Jones (Wimbledon Park) and P. T. G-audip (Ful- ■weH). The Bra.mshct Course is pwihiaipE the 'best in the country. A- great charm of the course is many natural hazards thmugiLout the green, f-nich as gorse amd heather. Rain was faUin? heavily when play opened. Jones &nd Gaudin displayed st?eadie, &MTD, amd at the end of the first round were 4 up. Scove:- Jones and Gaaiddn— Oct :575554453 In: 54343454 5-80 Taytor aawi Bniidheirt— -K)ut: 5 4 5 5 7 5 4 4 4 IM: 5 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 6-43
PENCADER FLOURISHING. I EXPECTED NEW RAILWAY FROM I FISHGUARD TO THE NORTH. The village of Pemsader is growing rapidly, and atilt greater development is I expected to follow the Great Western Rail- I way Company's proposal to open, ail express service between Fisàrd and the North. This would involve the construction of a new line from Piehgnard to Pesicader, doubling the old Manoheerter and Milford Lne between Pencader and Strata Florida, and the con- struction of a now line between the latter place and New Radnor. In anticipation of this, much building is now going on in the diatrict. Places of worship are also being put up, and, following the recent erection of a commodious mission-room by the Church- people, which will also be available as a parish-ball, both the Congregationaliste and MetihodiBt15 have d-scidod to erect new edifices. Towards this object a fund of £135 has been acquired for the Congregationalists by Mr. Evans, schoolmaster, Treanle, Pen- cader, while the Methodists art, New Inn are negotiating for a suitable Bifte, There ie also a ohurch and a Baptist chapel in the village.
I CARDIGANSHIRE LADY'S I LIABILITY. A temporary parish-hall is now being built at Penrallt, LlandysUiogogo, Cardiganshire, at the expense of Mrs. Bobbing, daughter of the late HT. Stephen Evans, who as soon as the lease of her Neuadd farm expiree pro- poses building a Perrmam-ent hall, at a cost of tibout L500, as a memorial to her father. The villagers are delighted at the prospect of having their wishes for many years past I realised, and are deeply thankful to Mrs. Dotbbing. Tins lady is a cousin of the Ven. Archdeacon Evans, Carmarthen.
A SCHOOLMASTER'S DEATH. I 500 CHILDREN ATTEND THE I FUNERAL AT PONTARDULAIS. The funoml of the late Mr. John Robert. S .1 for 36 years a schoolmaster at Pontardu- 1-is? t??k place on Monda.y a?emoom R4 St. ??e!i?o'6 Churchyard. Them was a. represen- tative attendance. The service wae conducted by the Rev. W. Morgan (vicar). The chief mourners were Mrs. Roberts (widow), Miss A. L. Roberts (daughter), Mr. D. J. Roberts, Inland Revenue (son). Mrs. (T. Harris (nieoe), the Masses L. and M. John (nieces), and Masters D. Ll. John and T. Jones (nephews). The general assembly included Alderman Rees Harries, Bolgoed, and Mr. S. Williams, C.C., Glamorgan County Council. Mr. T. Davies, ex-chairman Gowerton Schools Group; Mr. J. Davies, Gorseinon, late Llandilo Taly- bont School Board; Mess-re. F. W. Jarmyn, Garnswllt; J. H. Rees (Gendros), D. H. Wil- liams (Penyrheol), J. Bevan (Gowerton). J. Roach (Dunvant), and W. Jolliffe Harris (Pontardulais), r-epreseilting the National Union of Teachers. At the churchyard the favourite hyrnins of the deceased were effec- tively rendered by the school-children, 500 of Whom had taken part in the funeral proces- sion.
NEWMARKET NOTES. (FROM Of R OWN OOBEESPONDENT.) SBWMAEKBT, Wedneoday. t jrMPEES' WORK. Canfueion liry, a nice ten furlongs over hurdlee. Asiik-y oolt practised hurdies. Centre Boa.rd, a good three milee stripped on the flat. AtJOOt I. two miles, with Long Glass the last mile. Pitch Hill and Lady Cringle, good two milee seripped over hurdles. Dalharco, the eame diat&noe. Galieypot and Candelabra, a useful mile aad > quarter, over hurdles. LEFT FOR LEICESTER. Vancouver and Adonis m. LEIOBSTKB MEETTNG. SELECTIONS FOIR THURSDAY. Leicester Hurdle Raca—AOOXJS Ill. tMetty Steeplechase— NAJfOYA. Oatfby EunUe Race—COMMON COUNCIL. Bedvoir Steeplech:!3&—OAS<>iiCICY l'ARK. Town Hurdle Rao?—W'KPENER.
AUGUSIINE J. SlOiNfc, PUKEJKAi, DTBJDCTOB. t Pereozual Sapervialon to All Orders. Nat. Tel.: Cardiff, No. 704. Post-office Tel.: No. 012, caawr. Tedegramfc: AUGUSTINE STOKE, CasdiS. 5, WORKING-ST., CARDIFF.
I i ABERGAVENNY EASTER I EISTEDDFOD. The prelimina<ry programme of t-he Aber- gavenny Eisteddfod to be held en Easter Mon. day bac joet been iæuoo. A sum of about. L220 is offered in prizes in the musical section, and over £ 10 aii-d ac oaok ohair, value £ 5, in the literature and art sections. In l the braee band eection the firet prize is & silver challenge cup, value 15 5s., to be woo W-hree tuoiaK, not neoeesairily in succession (1)rœeut holdem, Fefod?.te &ilv«r Band), and £ 17 10s. in oaeh; second prize, £ 7 10s.; third }mBe, £ 5. The secret&TY ie Mr. E. H. Jack- j eon, 11, PrionT-road, Abergavenny, from I whom particulars can be obtained.