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WIFE Ao MALE WAITER I Two New York policemen saw a sturdy male figure leaning against a street lamp on Saturday night. One said, "Drunk," amd the other, "Overcome by heat." They called an ambulance to let the physicians at Belle- vue Hospital decide. They were greatly surprised when the doctor said, "Your young friend has re- cover td, but 'he' i;g a woman." The police- men :ook the prisoner before a police lieu- tenant, but she refused to explain why she was posing as a. man or to give the name she was iiving under Finally she said that her real na.me was Augusta Seib. She was born in Germany, married there, and came to America r.ino years ago. Her husband estab- Iisned a restaurant, where she learned to cook. curve, and to wait at table. After a year she left him and obtained employment as a male waiter in fashionable hotAiis, and now she owns a restaurant in XE'W York. She was committed for hearing before a. magistrate. On Sunday a woman, who refused to give name and particulars, visited the prison and insisted on seeing the prisoner, saying 'He' i& my husband."
BOYS' CAT-LIKE AGILITY I William m,miullinz. 15, flower seller, was cahargoo (before Mr. Fordham), at North London, with bathing in Regent's Canal, Haggerstoo-road, on the evening at the 3rd inert. Police-const able Barnabas Moul said pri. ftaner and a number of other lads were bathing in a nnde state and were cdoee to dwell i ng-homses. ilr. Fordoaon: Is he ttte only one you could eatch?—Yes; it's quite a job to catch thesn, aa they spring over tjie wail like oato. (Laaght«r.) Ü. i'ordhain: I know it's very tempting to get into even this filthy water this hot weather. Will you give me your word of honour you won't go there again to buzhe? The Prisoner: Yes. Mr. Fordham: Very well. I'U discharge yoa under the Probation Aot. His worship explained that the penalty could be 40B. or one month's imprisonment.
CRUSHED IN A LIFT I A shocking death occurred in the house of I Mr. Leopold Hirsch, Kensington PaLaoe- gardenfi. Mr. Hih's head housemaid, Eleanor Chaikley, 44, was found by the houae steward with her head caught between the top of the gate and tbe inside top of the lift. The lift, a email hydraulic affair, used for light articles, wao described by Jlr. Leonard Ward, inspector of factories, -as an old one, constructed on a wrong principle. At each Landing it was possible to look over the gliding gate into the well, whereas the whole aperture should be closed automatically ooiore the lift could be re-started. Mr. Leopo-ld Hirsch said he had no idea it was unsafe, and would see that it was altered or abolished.
HERMIT'S FIGHT FOR PENSION I A remarkable story of a hermit's fight tor a pension comes frcam Arbroath. For six years the man, whose name is Aadrew Gordon, h&g lived in a cave nea.r A<roroatih, both he and his wife being in receipt of poor relief. Should he go to the poor-ionise, however, he leses a. claim to a Government cld-ige pension, and he has, therefore, determined to continue in hid preeemt dwelling until January 1. not-with. standing the authorities' anntounoeonent thai they will mitlwiraw his relief. Meanwhile Gordon is living on the obarity of friends- An old sack forms both his carpet and his bed, while another does duty for bedclothes. His pillow is a rush basket. It is a bard life, he rays, but he is deter- mined not to give 4n.
SPORTING BEGGAR A beggar's diary produced at a, sitting of the Fleetwood magistrates contained the following entry Went amack on Grand National. Ll each way. Took train to Liverpool; stoma broke-*
I The Man in the Street i Siraultaoeousiy with the in telligenoo that we have had the hottest day exp-e- rienoed for two years comes the uews tiia,t a REAL heat wave is on its way to this country. At best, it seems, our weather is only second-han.El--we have to take it after it has visited the United States, which is generally understood to be a pretty warm part of the world. New York. it appears, is suffering from a grea t lieaA wave—something that is boating all records, absolutely licking oretatiou. and killing off the people in hundreds. Those who have considered themselves pretty well baked in their clothes during the past fortnight, pos- sibly dreaming with an unusual yearning of the spheres where nothing heavier than wing.3 are worn, must anticipate witth genuine concern, not to say alarm, the fate thus promised them. In hotïtest the people are more or less ruffe-ring from prostration, ami tdie only joy known in tnat seetning city is that a few people have survived the intense heat to atrtend to their stricken neighbours. From Pittsburg and Philadelphia the reports are nearly as startling- The unsettling aspect of the entire matter is that this terrible heat wave is about to cross the Atlantic, and will be here with us in a very short time. All other terrors sink into insig- nificance at the thought, and our thorough helplessness as a nation to w. J off the attack is revealed in all its hid--J as nakedness. Who will come to the aid of the country in her hour of need and bring out an altogether suit- able and reapeo table costume? The glories of the Directoire gown apd the triumphs of the tesselated or flowery waistcoat will be forgotten, and the one thing needed is the nearest approach to cool night clothes that a self-respecting people will tolerate. So far as I can gather, the two coolest spots in Cardiff are the Sophia Garden? and the workhouse. The Commercial Travellers1 Association have held a thoroughly successful four days' fete in the beautiful grounds that divide the Taff from that aristocratic avenue, Cathedral-road, and the thousands who patronised the charity function found its coohng shades the most satisfying haven procurable. The ladies and gentlemen who encased themsel ves in layers of red ochre, heavy wigs of warmth-giving pro- perties, and fancy costumes that were not all constructed for wear upon the burning plains of Sahara, possibly owe their lives to the fact that a considerable proportion of their masquerading took place beneath the protecting branches that threw their welcomed shadows in defiance of the blazing sun, who tried in vain to peep between the leaves at the holiday-makers. The Grecian goddesses, the fairies, and others of light appareL were envied their diaphonous environ- ment by those who rashly sought their comfort in lumps of hoky-poky and the utrotters" vended by that attractive lady, Nell Gwynne's ma. The generals, admirals, Dick Turpin, the Indian Jam, and others of their tribes and lineage must be devoutly thankful the week is over, and all are delighted to think the entire affair has benefited go handsomely the institutions for which so much was gladly suffered. The other cool place in the Coal Metropolis is for the favoured fw. W t) may all hope to enter its portals in good time, but its benefits are only for the chosen. The guardians themselves, while they may have their hopes, only visit their favourite institution occasionally- mostly on Saturdays. This week-end the board-room was as a refuge city to the sun-baked members, who reclined in their easy chairs and positively basked in the cool delights of their tree-hedged hall. This room is so thoroughly shaded that the lights have often to be turned on while the sun is smiling his broadest out- side. The guardians felt at peace with the entire world, and did not disturb a single hair of their eyebrows when it was announced that the increase of inmates was still more than a hundred than for the similar period last year. They have long accepted the position that sooner or later there must be a new workhouse or extensive additions. But it was too hot outside and too consolingly cool indoors to think of such matters. The evil day is being put off-to a oolder perio d w h en btehine g ??t aol ff-to a colder period, when the Local Government Board may order an icy douche that will sweep Poor4aw guardians out of exist- ence even as the school boards were wiped off their feet. The members had no compunction in voting £2 9s. 6d. for repairing the committee chairman's chair, and even sat unmoved while an application was read from an unambi- tious man that he might not be arrested for arrears—a situation that every suffragist must envy. And when it was all over they joyfully resumed the-ir open-air committee meetings outedde, beneath the beneficent shades of the workhouse trees. While some places in South Wales were rejoicing in a continuance of the fine weather, other parts have been visited by a dreadful storm. The con- sequences were both terrible and novel. From one experience it would almost seem that some civilising influence is at work on the elements, which, though they may not be harnes&ed like the Niagara Falls to become a great indus- trial power, may be slowly but surely opting upon a new and praotioal policy of construction, instead of the old and familiar methods of destruction. A curious incident occurred on the Crick- howell to Cardiff road. A roadman was not abacd u-t-ely provided with a three- course dinner, already cooked, dressed and served to him, but the next best thing happened. A quarter-pound frisky, speckled trout was washed into the high- way, and all tie roadman had to do was to secure it, the cooking and the rest of the business being assured. Up to the time of going to press no news has come to hand of lucky individuals being provided by the srtornus with appetising dishes of sizzling baoon and spluttering eggs; but, doubtless, that will coine in good time with tihe capital progress that is being made, and, possibly, by Christ- mas roast turkey, plum pudding, and other good things may follow. The Bridgend and Cowbridge Guar- dians have not met with much luck so far regarding their proposal for a South Wales Conference on the tramp evil. The Newport Board evidently consider themselves out of the wood, and they— like Cardiff and Noo-th-dedined to support the suggested conclave concern- ing the best way to deal with the microbe-showered knights of the dusty road. For some good reason or other not explained, the tramp nuisance seems to be diminishing on Uskside. During the last week or so the number of tramps visiting Newport was less by 137 than during the same period a year ago. While this is good for Newport, it points to the fact that the weary ones have 3 greater fancy for other districts. Possible Newport does not come up to their expectations in scenery, or it may happen that the inhabitants do not appreciate their visits sufficiently to encourage them. Anyhow, there is a notable decrease, and if the Newport Guardians do not consider the matter of sufficient importance to go about the country distributin their ideas about the matter, they might at least give their I recipe to the world in order that the nnisanoe may be diminished in other less fortunate quarters-
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I VARDON'S LOSI MEDALS I Nothing has been heard of the champion- ship medals and the JE150 in cafih stolen a few days ago from the house of Harry Vardon, the well-known golf profe-ssional, at Totteridge. It was quite by accident that I had th" gold in the house," he told an interviewer, and I have given up hope of ever recover- ing either the money or the medals, the latter of which I value even more than the money." Many golfens, among whom Harry Vardon is very popular, have expressed a desire to help in making good his loss. Lord Ashton has promised a donation if a fund is' opened. It is probable that the South Herts Golf oiub, to which Vardon is attached, will Ij take some action in the matter. _=_= I
I BARRY SCHOOL SPORTS. I i MOSSFORD CHALLENGE SHIELD, I Won by Hannah-street Girls on Saturday. [Photo, W. B. Brison, Barry Dock I
BUILDING TRADE DISPUTE I The threotenod general strike in the Paris building trade seeons to be gradually coming I nearer. The masters declare that they will loek-ojnt ,the navvies if the men do not accept their offer of serenpence an hour, and at the same time undertake to re-iwunce their agitation in favour of a collective la-bour contract, to demand no further oofocessdons for two years, and to renounce sa.botage and any interference in the management of .the yards. Eight fchousand men employed in building tubes, laying rails, &o., answered this chal- lenge on S-unday by andertaking to proclaim a general strike in the bnildimg trade if the masters caory out their threat. I
"MY HOME IS THE WATER" Ada. Walters, 55, a married woman, of Oam- berwell, vus oha.rged on remand a.t Lambeth with threatening to commit suicide. On the early mo-ming of the 27th uk. Poliee- constable Sampson (280 L) found the prisoner on the bank of the Grand Surrey Cama.1 at Oam-berwell, with her hat off and her coat undone. When a*ked where she lived, ghe replied. "My home is the water." &he made several attempts to get into the water, and it was only with great difficulty that the officer got her to the police-station. The prisoner was now discharged, to the oa.re of her hnsbandi wibo undertook to look after her.
SHOT AT THEIR COLONEL I ♦At Friday's manoeuvres of the 77th Infantry I Regiment near Leirmberg several ball cart- ridges were fired at the oommander, Colonel Zerboni. who ia hated by the men for. bJs sternness. The colonel eaoftped uninjured, but Major Nadziara, who was standing near, was woumded in the left arm. The manoeuvres were immediately inter- rnpted, and two companies from the ranks of which these shots were fired were put 1j under arrest pending a judicial inquiry.
CONVICT ATTACKS ULLMO I A strange attack was made on ex-Lien-! teuiaot Ullmo, who is now a convict awaiting deportation to the He du Diable. In hie cell at Toulon is a fedlow-oonvict sentenced for forgery, who feigns madness. On Friday this man suddenly uttered invo- cations to all the saints and curses on Bontgen raye, and then threw himself on UUmo, battering his face and.knocking him down. I
I VAN OF MATCHES ALIGHT. I Through skidding a motor-omnibus came I into coliiflon with a motor-van belonging to Messrs. Bryant and May in Piccadilly on Saturday morning. The impact was so severe that part. of the load of matches in the van was ignited, and bat for the prompt action of the man, in charge a serious fixe would have I resulted.
DRESS SPOILT BY PAINT II Charged with damaging a lady's dress tof the extent of four guineas by throwing green paimt on it, John Pierott protested that the I whole affair was an accident. The magis- trate at West London on Saturday accepted that version of the affair, and discharged Piercyt/t, whose father paid for the damage j done to the drees.
PROSECUTOR'S LObT MEMORY I When Alfred Smith was oommitted for trial at Westminster on Saturday on a charge otf causing bodily harm to Thomas Beckwith, the prosecutor, who had been unable to attend the previous hearing, appeared, and st,a,ted that he had no recollection of what happened on the day in question.
IDEALISM AND THE ARMY I In opening a Wesleyan SoJdaers' Home at Tidworth on Saturday. Mr. Haldane said that in order to make the beet of the soldier it was necessary to touch his idealism, and claim from him the best tbat man. could give in devotion to duty and in devotion to God.
PIGEON DERBY I Some 8,000 birds will compete on Wednesday in the pigeon raoe from Nantes to Lan- cashire, which is the Derby" of the pigeon world. Special traine wt convey the birds to Southampton, and the prize money amounts to 1800.
BOND OF ATHLETICS The best clubs and societies are athletic; I the bond of a common toil and endeavour and a common triumph or defea.t knits men together ^more closely than any other tie in the world.— Elton College Chronicle."
WHERE IS IT COOL I The Vicar of Atherinfton, Devon, announces in his "Parish Magazine" tba.t the coolest place in the parish is the parish church, and appeals to his parishioners not to forget this fact on Sunday afternoons.
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I JOKING OVER FINANCE The Chairman oi the Cardiff Finance Com- mittee (Alderman F. J. Beavan) stated to-day that some difficulty had arisen in connection with the housing of a seismograph presented by the Cardiff Xaturalista to the corpora- tion. The resolution and amendment, he said, made it impossible to do anything. All that was required was £50, but unless the matter came again before the council the money could not be sanctioned, Mr. C. F. Sanders: What was the matter? Was this a ease of Philip drunk and Philip sober"? Alderma-n Lewis Morgan: At any rate, that quotation cannot apply to Mr. Sanders. (Laughter.) The money was voted, and, subject to the approval of the council, a seismogra.ph will be established at Cardiff.
A COOL CUSTOMER James Nivea, 35, labourer, of no fixed abode, was charged at Tower Bridge (before Mr. Baig-sraHay) with burglariously entering tine Grapes, St, Thomas-street, Borough, by breaking a window and taking out a bottle of whisky, the property of Frederick Joseph Eaton, licensed victualler. Plo,lice-c,omt--ble Parslow said he was on duty in Borough High-street at 1.26 a.m., and heard the noise of breaking glass. He ran into St. Thomas-street, saw the hole in the window, and caught the prisoner, who was coolly knocking the neck off the bottle and beginning to drink the contents. The pri- soner said he broke the window with his boot. I He was reahaawied.
SALARIES GO UP I At a meeting of the Cardiff Corporation Finance Committee to-day, over which Alder- maii F. J. Beavan presided, the salary of the City treasurer and controller was unani- mously increased from L750 to L850 a year. At the same meeting the salary of Mr. F. W. Ensor, M.A., B.Ch., was increased from £ 230 to Z275, both, of coarse, being subject to the approval of the City Council. In both cases very complimentary refe- rences were made to the services which had been rendered by these officers. Aldermari Lewis Morgan justified the legal acumen of Mr. Ensor, while the chairman, Mr. J. Stantield and others testified to the ability of Mr. Allcock.
OUSTING ENGttSH TEACHERS The language clauses in the new Cape Colony Education Bill give the fullest scope for a revival of racial strife. Many English people will be compelled to send their children to schools where Dutch is the sole medium of teaching, and there is little doubt that the provisions regarding the equality of the Dutch and English lan- guages will involve the dismissal of many English teachers. A desperate resistance is being offered to the measure, which has aroused the deepest resentment.
SWEDISH DOCK n TROUBLES I The dock strike in Sweden has become aggravated, and the situation is meet critical. Orders have been given to the military to adopt stern measures with the strikers, and yesterda-y a fight took place at Lysekil. The gunboat Skaggald fired on the strikers, who tied. and then retired to the mountains. Later on some rioters attacked and injured an officer. It is rumoured that the labourers have got hold of and ammunition.
MEMORIAL TO RUSSIAN81 The Japanese monumaa-t to the Russian dead wei unveiled in the presence of many high Japanese and Russian officers. The memorial is built in the Graaco-Roanon style, of grey granite. It bears the following inscription in Russian: 14Hore lie the remains of the Russian ih.&roes who ten in defence of Port Arthur." Its Japanese renderiniris engraven on the left side, while on the right is shown a third inscription in Japanese, reading: "Dedicated by the Japanese Nation, 1907."
LOTTERY FOR CATHEDRAL I The oommittee appointed to examine the fabric of Cologne Cathedral report that i extensive repairs are necessary to protect the building from complete ruin. The oom- mittee add that the repairs must be effected promptly or rapid decay will set in. The work is accordingly to be commenced forthwith, and the Prussian Government will authorise the conducting of a great lottery to cover the cost of the work. Money required for the internal repair of the Cathedral was recently raised by means of a lottery. SB=—==K=5SSESS
MYSTERY OF A RAFT I Much excitement prevailed on the Berwick coast on Saturday over the seajoh for a raft with seven men, reported to be adrift off Farn Islands. A bottle found on the beach contained a message asking for help. I The Berwick lifeboat and steam tug and the North Sunderland lifeboat at once put to 1 sea, and searched fruitlessly for the hoars. Nothing had been seen of the raft by war- ships and other vessels in the vicinity, and the authorities are inclined to think that the aftair was a senseless hoax.
COUNT KiLL D IN A DUEL I A fatal duel took place at St. Petersburg on Sunday morning, the victim being Oouut. Sumarakov Els ten, eldest son of prince Usupov, one of tthe wealthiest nobles in Russia. Tne Co unit was killed by Captain Man- teuffels, of tihe Horee Guards. The captain was the challenger, owing to certain incidents which recently occurred in Paris, where the captain was spending has honey- moon.
80 KILOMETRES AN HOUR I The international race for voiturettes over the Dieppe oircuit begam this morning. The first car, which left at six o'clock and was followed at intervals of a minute by other competitors, completed the first round of the course in 56anin. Msec., at an average speed of over 80 kilometres an hour. I
TOO LAZY 10 WASH I A boy who was charged at Lambeth with committing a small theft was described by Detective Ward as being too lazy to even waah himself. A missionary in court offered to ta" the la.d to a home, and that offer was accepted by the magistrate.
BEES IN A LETTER-BOX I A swarm of bees settled in a. roadside letter-box at Killane, near Limavady, a few days ago, and remained in possession until a postal official arrived aoid opened the box. whén they aUowed themselves to be quietly removed.
DR. SVEN HEDIN MISSING I The Swedish Foreign Office is concerned as to the fate of Dr. Sven Hedin. the Asiatic explorer, who haa been travelling in Tibet. The Swedish Government has com' mnnicated with the Indian Government, and has requested that inquiries may be made.—Jleuter.
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Love Lorn at 15 'Mf ■»>-> 'I" I UANHILLETH YOUNGSTERS ELOPE Hard Hearted Parents Shatter! Romance A boy and girl belonging tq LianiuUeth have had an adventure. Tommy Daviee, aged fifteen, of 29, Railway- street, Llanibilleth, left home last Wednesday dressed in his best Sunday knicKers, accompanied by Lily Dowle, a rather pretty girl, also aged fifteen, who lived I with her paaents at No. 3, Railway- street. Why they left is explained of their confession. They were in love, and had so been afflicted, despite their tender years, for fifteen months! Their parents tried to discourage the courtship, eo Tommy, a full- blowp cel.lier boy, proposed an elopement, and the maiden consented. When their flight was discovered a hue- and-cry was raised, and friends scoured the district in all directions. Acting-sergeant Enoch Jones, of Nelson, gleaned that the lovers had arrived at Trelewis, and ne detected the pair in Commercial-street, Nel- son, latoo on Saturday night. The partnership was then dissolved, after a brief visit to the police-station. Master Tommy was anchored in the Nelson Inn for the night, and his lady love was housed at the Wellington Hotel. It was found that the gallant lover had just Is. 5d. on him with which to buy the wedding ring and the furniture! Next morning, in response to a telegram from the police officer, thepaxent6 of the- couple arrived and escorted them back home, where, it is possible, the birch may provide a painful sequel.
Band Contest Sensation ATTEMPT TO BRIBE ADJUDICATOR I A unique experience befell Mr. Brier, the adjudioator in the band contest at Aberdare, on his first visit to South Wales. On cus arrival at the Great Western Railway Station, Cardiff, he inquired of a stranger the way to the Taff Vale Railway Station in Queen-street. The person responded to the inquiry with alacrity, and he and Mr. Brier directed their steps towards the latter's des- tination. They hod not walked many yards when the unknown remarked:—"I've come to see you on behalf of a certain band, who will Mr. Brier (interrupting): Who will what? The Stranger: Give you £5 (and the five golden sovereigns were made to tinkle in the palm of the individual's hand) if you w111 award the cup to them. Mr. Brier: I don't think it is worth my while, my good man. The Stranger (persistently): Well, what about I-PIO? Mr. Brier: No; put the money back in your pocket. I should not like anybody to allow himself to be bribed if I were a competitor, and I don't want to be one to do enoh a dishonourable thing The Stranger: No one but ourselves need know anything about it. I have got a solr copy, as our band is going to play the pieci All I have to do is to give you the cop* and the £10 in exchange for the cup. Mr. Brier: But what band is it? The Stranger: Promise me the cup first, and 111 teU you the name of the band. I may say, MT. Brier, that you would get any amount of engagements in South Wales if you would accept, but If you don't you won't come here again as an adjudicator. At this threat Mr. Brier apparently lost his temper, for he peremptorily told the individual tha.t his unwillingness to clear off" would cost him a sound hiding. And the frustrated briber took the hint, as he made a. prompt exit from the Queen-street Railway Station. The unknown" was clean-shaven, about 3ft. 4in. in height, and wore a navy-blue aerge suit. The foregoing story was related by Mr. Brier to one of our representatives, who sought his views on. the standard of bond. playinfc in South Wales. The ell-important question is: What bond did the stranger represent? Local Instrumentalists Win Premier I Trophy The eighteenth annual cup contest in con- nection with the South Wales and Monmouth- shire Band Association was held on Satur- day at the Athletic Grounds, Aberdare. The competition was divided into three classes, namely, A, B, and C, and the pieces were: :Lt. Sompftjnbala," and a selection from Verdi's works respectively. There was a large number of spectators when Cwmparc mounted the roettrum in Claae A. The following were the awards-- C-lavii A (the South Wales Challenge Cup, value 15 guineas): 1st. Aberdare Town Band; 2nd. Cwmparc; 3rd. Ferndale; 4th. Cory's Workmen. Class B (Challenge Shield): 1st, Dinas; 2nd. Qilfach Goch. Class C: 1st, Lewis-Merthyr; 2nd, Rhym- ney; 3rd, Omaman; 4th, Deri. In giving his adjudication on Class A Mf Brier said the playing was worthy of any Yorkshire band, especially that of the Aber- dare Town Band, which might with con- fidenoe enter the arena against all comers. The conductor of the successful players was accorded quite an ovation; and Mr. Manley is certainly to be highly congratulated upon his brilliant achievements, this being the second occasion on which Aberdare have secured the cup. In 1906 the band created a world's record by winning ZO first prizes, three seoond prizes, and thre< third prizes, while, as a conductor. Mr. Manley lias won the West WaJes Challenge Cup and the Maryle- bone Challenge Cap.
WHITE SLVE TRAFFIC P I Marks Weiss, 21, a Roumanian subject, giving an address at Backcnnrch-lane, St. George's, wiaa brought up on a warrant, at Thames Police-court charged with procuring for immoral purposes, Rebecoa Zimmerman ayad, Rebeom Lubosky. both of whom are under the age oi Zl. Detective-inspector Wensley asked that evi- dence only of arrest should be taken, so that the police could have legal add. Dateouve-sergeaut Frederick Gooding, H division, saad wnen the warrant was read over to him the prisoner replied, "I did not t*tiie t<he &,arin to eortamouth; they took me. 7 hey went out on the street, but they did not give me muoh money. lihe7 spent it. When they came home I took 'Becky' to be married in Blaickfriars to please her, but-it was only make-belie\e. I cannot marry her -lay family won't let me. I went before the Rabbi, but she was not there. The prisoner was remanded.
MRS, WATSON AT BOA-STREET When Mr. burtis Bennett resumed his seat at Bow-street after the luncheon interval, Mrs. Watson, who some years ago brought an unsuccessful breach of promise action against a gentleman who, in his magisterial capacity, visited her when she was in Lewes prison, said she wanted a summons against the Commissioner of Police. Mr. Curtis Bennett: You must put all the 1 facts on paper, and leave it here for me to read. Mrs. Watson: It is a serious case, and I want- Mr. Oartis Bennett: I cannot tell you more than I have done.
A POPULAR HEBREW I Mr. Leo Joseph, chemist, Albany-road, Car- diff, has for many years been a prominent fignre in the local Hebrew community and popular outside of Jewry, and on Sunday afternoon at Edward-place Synagogue a presentation was made to him in recognition of his services as hon. secretary of the con- gregation for twenty years and. a former president for some years The presentation took the form of a handsome silver salver and an illuminated address. Mr. Orman presided.
PRISONERS' PHOTOGRAPHS I The Pariis prefect of police has forbidden the communication to the press of photo- graphs of prisoners, for it is believed that this practice has acted as an inducement to Apoohes to repeat their crimes in order to win glory and faane on the front page of their favourite newspapers. Magistrates and jugee d'instruetiou will be instructed to be very reserved in future in their information to the press.
KING HONOURS REPUBLICAN King Alfonso has signed a decree for the transfer of the remains of Bmilio Castelar, the Republican leader and author, to the Pantheon.
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"C I OUR HOLIDAY LIST I THE POSITION, TO-DAY I There is to-day another pew candidate for "Evening Express" £ 10 notes for holidays, namely, Mrs. E. Davies, of 12, Bwllfa-row, Cwmdare, Aberdare. Compared wit.h last Friday, there is little chango in the positions of the candidates. Mist Maude Evans has got before Mrs. Storr, and that is all. THE FIRST SIX:- 1. Miss R. ARNOLD, 7, Cyril-crescent, Roath, Cardiff. 2. Mists MAUDE EVANS, 44, Volunteer-street. Pentre. 3. Mrs. A. STORR, 38, The Parade, Pontypridd. 4. Miss B. POWELL. 19, Lyndhuret-etreet, Mountain Ash; 5. Mrs. 0 HOW ELL. 3. Mansfield-street, C8,r. diff. 6. Mrs. M. DAVIES, Dolywem. Taff-street, Ferndaie. THE RUNNERS-UP: — 7. Mias MADGE THOMAS. Cadwgan Roue, Rhymney. 8. M no. J. LAWRENOE, 3, Bailway-terrate, Fochriw. 9. Mrs. F IRONS, 7, Hicks-street, Llanelly. 10. Mrs. S. COTTLE, 6, Tresilliau-terrace. Car- diff. 11. Mrs. H. PYNE, 11, Scott-street, Cardiff. 12. Miss C ASHTON, 78, Queen-etreet. Garn, Nantyglo. 13. Mrs. EftTMA EVANS, 1, Gareg-road, Ponty- cymmer. 14. Mrs. HOPKINS, 11, Hill-street, Newbridge. 15. Mrs. E R. REDMAN, 96, Lewis-street, New- port. 16. Mrs LOVERING, 179, Eldon.rd.. Cardiff. 17. Mrs. MARY ROGERS," 52, Pictonstreet, Nantyffylion. 18. Mrs. ELLZABFTH DAVIES, 12,«BwUfa-row, Cwmdare. near Aberdare. Full particulars of the "Evening Express" offer of zClD notes to lady readers will be 1 found in the advertisement on Page 1. The last coupon will appear on July 31. I
OH/HANG YOUR STOMACH 15 I Rcbeeca Whitfield, 75, widow, independent, was charged at Tower Bridge with attempt- ing' to drown herself in a cistern at her lodg- ings in Southwark-park-road. Mrs. Hooper, a next door neighbour, sa.id the prisoner had been depressed since the sudden death of her husband last Christmas She lodged with the witness's son and his wife and while the son was dressing a.t his bedroom window he called out "Oh. mamma, the old lady ia in the cistern." The witness and her daughter ran upstairs, got cut of the window, and raw the prisoner lying in the cistern, partly submerged, and olad only in her nightgown. They puUed her out, and sent for a doctor. By the Court: She was quite sober. All she said Was, "Oh, my stomach!" and the witness replied, "Oh, hong your stomach," and pulled her through the window. The prisoner, who seemed rather ahaky, but otherwise none the worse for, her adven- ture. told the court that &he had nothing to eay. Mr. Bagtallay released her on her own recognisances.
^— 11 I1""1 ■ SECOND THOUGHTS r WORST I A tailor, named John Sullivan was charged at Marylebone on Saturday with absconding from the St. Pancras Casual Ward- About half-past nine that morning accused was sent outside the casual ward to sweep ,the front, and took the opportunity to escape When caught he complained of the diet supplied in the ward, saying it wasn't good enough for him. Mr. Plowden: He went off because the cooking wasn't good enough ? The prisoner now pleaded that he thought he was told to put on his coat end go. Mr. Plowden: I like your first excuse better than your second. If you ran away because the cooking wasn't up to your standard it would be impossible not to feel a oertoin sympathy for your refined taste. But you now tell me you went because you thought you were told to go. That is obviously un- true. Fourteen days
POSSIBLE WELSH VICTIMS I According to reports published by Russian newspapers 150 men are still entombed in the collapsed shaft of the Jusovka Mine, where an explosion occurred on the 1st inst. Cries for help are audible, but 21.11 efforts at rescue have hitherto proved fruit- less. Most of the bodies that have been recovered are unidentifiable, and many are headless. Two hundred and twenty-eight victims of the explosion have been buried in the last two days. The Emperor Nicholas has sent a rntun of jei.000 for the pressing needs of the families of the victims of the disaeter.-Reutel'. The Vicar of Aberpergwm points out that "Jusovka" is the Russian form of "Hughes- offka," which is the well-known Welsh settle- ment in South Russia. It is thought that many Welsh victims may be nmfibered in the casualty roll.
CALDEY ISLAND TRAGEDY I A shocking and fatal gun accident oocurred on Caldey Island late on Saturday night. Two young men, Ooe and Ra,m, gardeners on Caldey Island, were in their bedroom. Cve waa in bed. and Ram, who owned a gun, was in the act of cleaning it, when it exploded. The charge entered full in the face and head of Coe, inflicting terrible injuries and causing instant death. Ram at once gave an alarm, and as soon as possible a boat left the island for Tenby to fetch a doctor. Shortly after midnight Dr. Drake, accompanied by a sergeant and police-constables, proceeded to Caldey and found Coe dead. An inquest will be held. = ■> in ■
I SYMBOL OF HUMAN LIFE I Father Bernard Vaughan, addressing a large meeting on behalf of the Lifeboat i Institution at Leeds on Sunday afternoon, declared that he did not think the nation could point to any other institution to com- pare with it. During the past year lifeboats had been launched no fewer than 370 times, while the gallant boatmen had rescued from drowning 1,156 human lives. Some ships might be floating batteries for the defence of the Empire, others floating palaces for business or pleasure, but the lifeboat was the symbol of human life, and had a match- less mission, forgetful Altogether of self- interest.
EELS CONDEMNED I Inspector Williams, one of the officers of the Wætminisrer City Council under the I Pood and Drugs Act, a.sed Mr. Horace Smith, at Westminister, to condemn a number of eels whioh had been taken fromal purchaser at Bobert?atreet, Pimlioo, the previous evening. They had been previously erposed for slale on a oostermonger's barrow, one or two live ones being among them. After looking at the eels Mr. Horace Smith had no hesitation in condemning them ae unfit for human consumption.
CARDIFF STEAMER ASHORE Lloyd's Monte Video agent telegraphed on Sunday that the British steamer Manoravon, from Barry for Buenos Ayres. is ashore on Loboo. Nos. 1 and 2 holds and the engine- room &re full of water. Assistance is with her. The Manoravon is a, steamer of 3,496 tons, own by the Manoravon Steamship Cbm- pany (Griffiths, Lewis, and Co., managers), of Cardiff.
SEARCH FOR RAFT & MEN I The Berwick lifeboat and harbour til-C on Saturday afternoon put to sea, the coast- guards having received a message that a raft with seven men on it was stated to be off the Parne Islands. A search for five liouro was made, but no raft could be found. Neither did tbe warships in the vicinity or passing vessels see a raft.
U.S. P.M.G,. POISONED I Mr. George Moyer. Postmaster-General of the United States, ie lying dangerously ill from ptomaine poisoning. I The doctors are unable to hold out definite hopes of recovery, and his family have been summoned to the bedside.—-Central Newe.
KAISER AND AIRSHIP I The Emperpr has sent the following tele- tmm to Count Zeppelin:— I ?m deli?ht?4 with your magnificent success. I eball •trod by yen in the fmtuje as ia the post." -Omtral News.
Wesleyan 11 Stations" CHANGES IN LOCAL CIRCUITS The stationing committee of the Wesleyan Conference issued the first draft of stations on turdy. The following are the appoint- ments ia the local circuits where there are changes. The a.s.terisk (*) before the name of the minister denotes a new appointment this year. Cardiff and Swansea District Cardiff (Wesley).T. Hardy Banks, B.A. (Roath Park), V- Warwick Armstrong (Cathays), 'Arthur Ward (Wesley), J. Newton Davies, B.A., B.D. (Whitchurch). Cardiff (Roath-road).—Marshall Limon, *F. RusaeU Watson (Broadway), *Edg»r C. Barton (Splott-road), IV. Arthur Jones (Caerphilly); Richard Butterworth, supernumerary. Cardiff (Canton).—John Kernic-k, *T. Nevison Phillipson (Riverside), William J. Lester. Cardiff (Penart-h).Da,vid Knapp, 'Robert Bond, Edwin C. Lansdown (Barry), Archibald Lauder (Cadoxton). „ Risca (Newport).—Samuel Whitaker (fourth year), *Ernest Bouiion (Blackwood). Pontypridd.—*W. Allen Phillips, 'Sydney R. Hicks. Rhondda.—John R. Newall, Austin 0. Roee (Tonypandy, S.O., Glamorgan). Ferndale (Pontypridd).—'Frederick C. Dug- dale, who shall ohange on one Sunday in every quarter with the ministers of the Rhondda Circuit. Bridgend.—'Edward R. Gibbens, 'Richard R. Tregunna (Tondu); Henry W. Oatton (Moesteg), supernumerary. Gower.—'Barton W. Maoadoo (Horton), who shall ehange on one Sunday in every quar- ter with the ministers of the Swansea Cir- cuit. Neath.J. Wesley Davies, T. Kilby Ohamp. ness (Briton Ferry). Merthyr Tydfil.—'Richard Garbett, who shall change on two Sundays in every quar- ter with the ministers of the Aberdare Cir- cuit. Aberdare.-William Calvert, "Hugh A. Roberts (Mountain Ash); Jo&eph Milligan. supernumerary. Tredegar.—J ohn Irvin, (New Tre- degar, Cardiff). BryrL-m,a,wr.r. Charke Edwards, Henry Long (Ebbw Vale, Man.), 'Frederic G. T. Dent (Blaina, Mon.), .Jo&eph A. Handley (Abergavenny), Francis G. Gatehouse (fourth year) (Abertillery). Llandrindod Wells and Breoon.William E. Sellers, Frederick S. Chesters (Brecon), .Harry Middlewood (Builth), (Hay, Breeonshire). LlaneUy and Mrmarthen.-William J. Britton. "William Waudless (Carmarthen), *William H. Warren. Haverfordwest.—'William Reynolds, John Ward (Milford). There are no changes in the Newport, Cow- bridge, Pontypool, Swansea. Pembroke, and Tenby Circuits. South Wales District Merthyr TydIU.-Huch O. Hughes, -John I Fisher Griffiths (Cefncoedycymer). Tred'efar.Evan Tegryn Daviee. (Rhymney, Mon.), W. Philip Roberts (Bajgoed), who shall aot under the direction of the Dis- trict Home Mission Committee. Aberdare.—Llewellyn A. Jones, John Lloyd (Mountain Ash), .Dvid O. Jones (HirwgLin). Treorky.Thome.s Jones, Hugh Ourry (Ystrad Rhondda), Robert Ernrys Jones (Peny- traig. pontypriddf.. (Oaerau near Ma-eetegi, who shall act under the direc- tion of the District Home Mission Committee. Lampeter.—John Rowlands (a), (Llandyssil). Aberaeron Mission.—Thomas Oliver, who shall act under the direction of the District Home Mission Oommittee. St. David's.—*— who shell act ,under the direction of the chairman of the district. Aberystwyth.—'Llewellyn Morgan, 'Edward Jonek (c) nre-rddol, Glandovey), D. Egwyt ioneg3 (Borth); John Jones (g), supernu- merary. Ystumtuen.—'Evan Davey Thomas, *— (Pontrhydygroee, Aberystwyth). Machynlleth.—Evan Isaac, Jacob Pritobard (Tycerrig, Cemmaes Road), John Hugh Wil- liams (Corris, Merionethshire); John Evan Roberts, supernumerary. Liamidloes.-irliclin- Rowlands, Richard W. Jones (Shilo, Caerews). *Jolk.u David Jones (Trefeglwys, Caerewa). There are no changes in the Merthyr Mia- sian, Ferndale, Pontypridd, Brynmawr, Car- diff, LLamdilo, S-w-in ea., and Llanelly Cir- cuits, on the Welsh side. Bristol and Bath District Wye Valley Mission.—Joseph B. Alger, 'Francis C. Hoggarth (Monmouth), E. Percy Green (Chepstow). Oinderford.—'Alfred H. Hopper, Francis B. James (Lydney). Ledbury.—'Frederick H. Naylor, 'Arthurs, Higson (Newent, Gloucester), James Duthie, supernumerary. Herefordshire Mission.—John Boulter (Here- ford), *John H. Willington (Leominster), •George A. Vernon (Kington), *Josiah J. Mee (Bromyard), G. H. Bancroft Judge>Hereford).
EMBANKMENT ADVENTURE Harvey RUmer, 36, a powerful Lambeth stoker, formerly a seaman, was brought up at Westminster on a remanded charge of assaulting and robbing John Heywood, a young man, living at Croydon. The prosecutor's story was a. remarkable one. In the early hours of the morning, he ^aid, he was resting on a seat on the Albert- embankment, when the prisoner and two companions came along. The prisoner inter- fered with an old man also on the seat, and when the prosecutor got up to move away the prisoner foHowed and dealt him a blow which brought him down. As he regained his feet he was knocked down again, and in the course of the struggle which followed the prisoner lifted him bodily and carried him in the direction of the embankment wall. Then one of the other men proteeted, describing the prisoner as "a mad sailor," and the prosecutor returned to the seat to recover. His tobacco box was flung at him by one of the party, who exclaimed, "We don't want that," and then the prosecutor discovered that he had been robbed of JB4 3s. He seized the first opportunity of running off and calling: a policeman. The prisoner was committed to the Central Criminal Court 6n a charge of robbery with violence.
A BLOODTHIRSTY CRIME Another reoktesa attempt at murder in public has been made in Paris, this time in the Northern Railway Station, when it was I crowded with passengers. ( A wine traveller got out of a. train coming from Fnghion, and waz going out with the rest of the passengers, when he suddenly fell dawn with a groan, while another man who had been walking behind him threw away a knife covered with blood and tried to run away. He was followed by a number of persons, and a policeman arrested him as he reached the street. He admitted that he had stabbed the man in the station, but refused-to say w,hy he. had done it. The traveller, mean- while, was picked up and carried to the hospital with two deep wounds, from which he was bleeding freely. When confronted later on with his would-be-murderer in the hospital he declared that he did not know him, and had never seen him before. —,
CLAIM AGAINST A CLUB I Mr. D. Morgan, builder, Cardiff, sat ag-ain to-day at the Park Hotel, Cardiff, as arbi- trator in the claim for £471 brought by Mr. T. F. Howells, building contractor, Cardiff, against the Llanbradach Building Club, for which he bad carried out building opera- tions- The claim was in respect of extra labour involved by the contractor. Mr. lvor Bowen (instructed by Mr. J. H. Morgan, Oar- diff) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Hugh Jones (instructed by Mr. R. R. Morgan) for the defendant club. Several witness-as were examined, and the arbitrator will give his award in due course. I
SCOTLAND AND LICENSING I The Secretary for Scotland, writing to the temperance committee of the United Free Church, Glasgow, expresses the hope that they will trust the Government to realise tho strength of the claim of the Scottish public opinion to a full measure of licensing reform, and to endeavour to meet it on the earliest practicable opportunity. I
STARVED TO DEATH IN LONDON The body of a men wa,8 found yesterday in a disused cellar at the rear of some premises in N ool-street, Long Acre, death having apparently been due to starvation. It it thought that the man had crept into the cellar to sleep. Although not definitely identified, the name of the man is believed to be Ballard.
DUTCH CAFE, near Queen-street Station, one ot j the quaintest In the world. Afternoon Teas with our delieknn Bnad and Butter. — Stereos, OooJecttonem L49dtod. C*rdigL
— I America's Insanity BIG JULY FOURTH DEATH-ROLL I To celebrate American independence o Saturday involved the loss of over 50 liver and nearly 1,2C0 wounded. I This slaughter bill, which will increase III the lockjaw cases develop from variouf wounds caused by the explosives, strengthen' the demand for a sane observance of the Fourth of July Already laws exist fox bidding, people firing pis-tols and guns by way of celebrating, but young Americo. refuses to ue coerced- Most of the accidents were caused by fire- works exploding in children's hands. Bombs and giant crackers also levied a. deadly toU. The Fourth of July ic, a national holiday, a.nd everywhere throughout America 'noisy rejoicings aj'e held. New York, with ita perpetual bang, bang, bang of pistols, crackers, and other explosives, resembled a city besieged. I 71 Lives £ 100,000 Damage Up till a late hour last night the number of casualties reported amounted to 71 killed and 2,624 injured, nearly all resulting from firearms aad fireworks. The damage tracoable to the sa.me source is estimated at over ba-If a million dollare.- Central News.
NEW OFFICIAL OF BARRY CO, From Office-Boy to Railway Secretary Mr. E. T. Lawrence, the newly-appointed secretary to the Barry Railway Company, is 45 years of age, and the whole of his career has been spent in the service of the Midland and South Western Junction Railway Com- pany. This und-eirtakitig controls the line which acts as a link between Cheltenhain and Andover, with Swindon as the central point and headquarters, and it serves a useful purpose as a. means of communica- tion between North and South. It was in the humble capacity of office-boy that Mr. Lawrence entered on his working career ia 1876. He, is Vii-e ol-dest servant of the company. At the date mentioned the line itself had not been commenced, and it was not until 1881 that the first section—from Swindon to Marl-b-orou-h-wad opened for traffic. Other txtensions were made, and the last portion was completed in 1891. Mr. Lawrence has occupied the position of secretary to the company since 1899, and he is recognised by the shareholders as a loyal and conscientious official, whose place it will, be difficult to fill. For eighteen years he was an ardent Volunteer, and when he retired in 1904 he occtipicd the rank of oolour-eergeant to the Cyclist Section of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Wilts Regiment.
A STRANGE STORY Rowland Lyons, fourteen, a faxm hand, was charged at East liam with stealing 2s. from Harry Mexley, a lad living at 34. Napier-road East Ham. Mexley and another boy,. named Bailey fifing evidence, said tha't on Friday evenini they were in High-street, Ea&t Ham, together. when the prisoner accosted them, and asked, "Will you cha.ng'e books?" They refused, and Lyons put his hand in Mexley's trousers pocket and took out a two-shilling piece. Detective-sergeant Vans t-onc deposed to seeing the prisoner &t the police-station, and he denied that he stole the money. When be was searched he waa in possession of a. purse and a half-penny. The prisoner now repeated that he did not steal the money, and Mexley, in answer to the bench, said that he had on the knickers from which the money was taken. Mr. T. W. Caahman: Let me look at the pocket. Mexley turned the pocket out, and Mr. Caahman observed, "Why, there is a big hole in it." 14.r. J. Savage (another justice): Yes, big enough to put your hand in. After a consultation with the other justices, the Chairman announced that the case was dismissed.
FIRES AT DOWLAIS The habit of leaving lighted candles in bedrooms resulted in a couple of fires at. Dowlais on Saturday. In the afternoon during the absence of the occupants, Mr. and Mrs. George Davies, No. 4. Ragent-etreet, their little child had a narrow escape. A girl, Annie Daviee, was in charge, and afte* putting the infant to bed left the candle and a box of matches on a table. Some neighbours noticed the fire. and took prompt measures to cope with it. although the bed and table ha.d been com- pletely destroyed. Whilst in Market-street about 11.15 p.m., Police-inspector J. Evans observed that the window curtains and blind were all ablaze in the middle bedroom of the Holly Bush Hotel. The fire had spread to a bed and dressing-table. In this case also a lightod candle was left in the room fifteen minutes before, and the ourtains had been driven by the force of the wind to the flame, and thereby became ignited. i
A PAUPER'S COMPLAINT The Chepstow Board of Guardians held a meeting on Saturday. A communication was received from the Local Government Board enclosing: a letter sent to them by an inmate of the Union named Edward Knight. from which it appeared that he alleged that the porter, Cooksley, had used offensive language towards him because their respec- tive books did not correspond. Knight and the porter were called before the board. Knight alleged that he helped to carry in the coal on delivery at the workhouse, and that it was usual for those who helped to receive a few coppers, which were sent by the contractor. Cooksley admitted that the money was so sent, but said he always gave it to those who helped in with the coal. —The Master said he did not know money was sent by the contractor, or he should not have allowed it to be received.—It was decided to write to the Local Government !i Board explaining the matter. ￼
Mr BEN TILLET&THE CHURCH Mr. G. H. Bibbings, Socialist, addressing a meeting at Swansea Sands on Sun-day after- noon. expressed his disagreement with the utterances of Mr. Ben Tillett on the previous Sunday on the Pan-Anglican Conference. He said that the conference had devoted the whole of its Monday sitting to the discussion of the great subject of Socialism. He was bound to appreciate any body of men who in a spirit of inquiry discussed the problem of the hour, and he would be a political hooligan it he uiu not recognise it. It was not n< ooesary that Socialists should be tilt- ing at every windmill.
THE REVOLUTION IN PARAGUAY The Minister for Foreign Affairs at Buencs Ayres has received a telegram from the Argentine Legation in ASllTIClOn reforming him that the Revolutionaries have triumphed, that the Government has been overturned, and that several of the Ministers have taken refuge at the Argentine legation. A new Government has been formed, Senor Enriha.no Gonzalez Navero being appointet President.-R,euter.
NOT MISSIONARY LANDS A telegram from Rome to-day says than a important Pontifical decree for the reforim tion of the organisation and working of ti different congregations has been issuec Great Britain, Canada, Holland, and th United Stated are removed from the juris, diction congregation of propaganda, and will, therefore, no longer be considered as missionary lands.
CONVICT FOR PRESIDENCY The Socialist and Labour party has nomi- nated one of thei" leadens, named Martin R. Preston, as a candidate for the forth- coming United States Presidential election. Martin Preston was some time ago sen- tenced to 25 years' penal servitude in oon- LOction with a murder, and is still serving that sentence.—Central News.
WOMAN'S DEATH IN A CHURCH During service at Christ Church, Welling ton, Shropshire, last evening an elderb woman named Wat-kinson, whose brother-iv law is ohoiriMster at the church, was takw suddenly ill and died in her seat. j
1 MOSQUITOES AT HACKNEY With the heat mosquitoes have again mad their appearance at Hackney and Clapton Many children and adults are suffering fro' the painful effect of the bites of these alia insect pests.
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