FOR WHITSUNTIDE. Special Show of Most Stylish and Attractive Goods. IN OUR SPLENDID MILLINERY SHOWROOM. HUNDREDS OF MOST STYLISH HATS Just received from the Best Paris and London Designers. j AN OVERWHELMING SELECTION OF LOVELY HATS, Produced by our own staff of artistes, a.t Prices varying from 7Z11 to 21/11 Each. L Collection of over 500 Newest and Most Tasteful Summer Costumes, At Prices ranging from 14/11 to 5 Guineas Eacty. A Splendid and Most Attractive Stock of Lovely Sotton, Linen & Muslin Costumes, Exquisitely Trimmed with Lace and Embroidery, at Prices ranging from 8/11 to 29/11 the Costume 680 FEATHER BOAS, FEATHER STOLES, AND FEATHER TIES, The Most Charming Lot of Feather Neckwea: ever shown in the City, in every con- ceivable shade, at Prioes ranging from 3/11 to 5 Guineas Each. 1,560 Delightful Summer Blouses Most Charming Confections, the Best and Most Dainty Productions of Best Parisian Taste, from 2/11 to 2 Guineas Each. NEWEST LACE NECKWEAR, In Profuse and Charming Variety, all a.t oar well-known POPULAR PRICES. GED. A. SECCOMBE AND CO., QUEEN-STREET CARDIFF. Horton's Original Benedict Pills (FOR FEMALES ONLY) an a fw days correct all irregularities and remove all obstmotions; al90 cure anaemia, and cause DO injwy; to th manied or single :1.re invaluable. By post, under •over, f<T i/lt <" 2/9, from G. D. Horton (late Chief pispenser from Birmingham Lying-in Hospital), Dept. 19, Aston-rcad North, Birmin3'ham. Sold over 40 years. e?PFLIED DIRECT OLY. SELDOM EVEB ?IL. TOO LATE FOR CLASSIFICATION WANTED, Two young^Ladies for'Coffee^Tavarn.— VT Apply Mrs. Matthews, Monton House Brom- SeId-phMe, narth. e9SAh28 FOR Sale, Black Pony; 12 hands high; 4 years old; JL' owner no further use.-1, Broialiel-d-piace, Penarth. e9351\28 LUST, on Monday, a. Fawn and WhiColÜe Bitch, named Ftoaa"; detainer prosecuted.—W. lL Hopkin, 48, Glamorgan-street, Barry, Glam. e936h2S CHILD'S Mail-cart lor Sale; in splendid concUtion; cheap to immediate pUIchar.-A.pply U3, Al ba.ny-road Cardiff. e35Sh2<j WATED, by respectable married Woman, Wash- ing, Cleaning, or Offices to Clean.-Apply Mrs. Westlake, 23, Bailway-street, Splott, CardiS. eh28 R Sale,-pÚvately, good Leather Suite £ 2, massive J- Walnut Bedroom Suite ?&, good Dining-table £ 1, lovely Piano (nearly new) £ 10 10s.; bargains.—11, Sneyd-street, Cathedral-road. ° e92.ah2.8 COMFORTABLE Lodcrmgs for 2 or young men; terms moderate.—21, Strathnairn-street, Roath, Cardiff. e929h28 "1*)"ELL-Situated House to Let, Dinas Powis; 4 bed- *» rooms; every convenience; excellent condition; 125. 6d. clear to gùOd tenant.-Particulars, Mr. Cliffe Phillips, 1revelyn, Cardiff-road, Dinas Powis. eh28 t?ESPKXSEE-Gard?NS.—Sittim?-room. and1or ?2 Bedrooms to Let, with attendanœ; bath; piano; gOOd cooking; œntral, and near G. W.R.; moderate terms for permanency. 32, Evening Express, Car, diff. e332h28 1- -F Portmanteau left at 11, Tudor-road is notclaimed in 3 days will be sold to defray expenses. eh23 WANTED, Housekeeper for working man w1th tr family, aged 35 to +5.-43, Fell-street, Treharris. e933 h23 7—9 Star; two cylinder, fOID-seater; Tcmneau; easÜŸ detached; newly painted, royal blue; screen, run- lling boards, many spares; practically new tyres; perfæt running order.olles, 19, Montgomery-street, Cardiff. e953-h23 ADVERTISER is desirous of obtaining Position as ￼ Traveller to Wholesale Grocery House; has first- class all-round retail experience; at present engaged with a leading local firm; aged 24.—J 35, Evening Express, Cardiff. e9351i23 WANTED, Situation as Sewing-maM or Dress- maker.— Bees, Eastfield, Liantwit Major, near Cardiff. e957h28 QupCESSfUL Holiday Angling,—Marvellous Bait O Secret; fish cannot re3ist.—Seven stamps, Powell, 379, Ma.nche&ter. e956h23 R Disposal, Tobacco and Fancy Business in a X nourishing seaside resort; stock and fixtures at valuation.—J 23,^ Evening Express, Cardiff. e9Wol RESPECTABLE Man wanted on Farm; able to milk and assist in milk round; abstainer.—Refer- ence and wages required, Richards, Pent reel wy da, Beaolven. e94901 TO" Let, June quarter, Villa Residence, EhcosT; three reception-rooms, six bedrooms; large gar. den, with numerOlUl fruit and other troos; rent £ 45.— Key, Statioumaster, Rhoose, or D. G. Price, Penarth. e95101 HOUSEMAIDS wanted for Business House.—State -'LJ- wage*, references, Lewis's, Drapers, 215, City- Kwd. Cardiff. e954hZ¡¡ WANTED, New or Second-haBd Pram. ?l7 Even- *T ing Express, Cardiff. c940h26 ",XT .i¡Ú)-resPêCtable-wOrkin¡ Woman as Domestic; a.ged not above M.—J 34, Evening pre8S, Cardiif. e943h28 WATED, in gentleman's family in the country, VV General Servant, capable of good plain cooking; bomemaid kept, boy for boots, kni Veg, coals, lamps; good references required.—Mrs. Hughes, Llanbeor, Crickhowell. e942h23 fJ10 Let or for Sale, llouse and Shop for grocer; A no opposition; growing colliery district.-Apply J. Thomas, 19, Fair-view, Pengam. e94101 BEPREoENTATIVE for Wales, on commission only, for hIgh-class Waterproof House; mUSt have connection amongst highest class tailors, hoieN3, hatters, outfitters, &c.—Apply Box 89, Mundy's Advertising Offices. Birmingham. eh23 GROOM-Gajdener wanted; wil1ig, and good driver. -State wages, Edmonds, Sunny Bank, Pont- newyn, Pontypool. e947h31 WANTED, a young Woman as General; must have Vf good references.—Apply Jones, 600, Harrow-road, London, W. e9Hú1 W&STON-Super-Mare. — Comfortable Apartments, facing south; neM sea; moderate.—Frost, Sidney House, Alexandra-parade. e94508 LOST, 3 Rings in Splcrtt-road; one marked one brilliant, and one marked inside, "Ern to Ma-g," 1906.—Finder returning same to 136, Splott-road, will be rewarded. e939h28 "J7VOR Sale, grand stepping Bay Mare;?3.2r3 year? r 30 guineas. AI90 Bay Mare; 15.1; 9 years; good brood mare; £ 11.—Apply Coachman, Stables, 24, Wind90r-place, Cardiff. «968h28 "r ANTED, Cook-General; small family; no ba- t ment; housemaid kpt.-7, Dumfries-place, Car- dilT. _e969h28 KNIVEand F?rk PIc-nio Tea Basket; as new? cost 356.; will aocept 23s., or neare9t offer.- Apply 4, Victoria Park-avenue. e966h2fi FURNISHED Apartments, Front Sitting-room" and -L Bedroom; suit two ladies or lady and gentJemah: no attendance; h. and c. bath; off Albany-road and 3 minutes from car; terms moderate.—J 39, Evening Express, Cardiff. e9641i23 rrrwo Mortar Mills for Sale, 6 and" 7ft.maker X Sampson.-Apply Morgan, 3, Turner-street, Caer- leon-road, Newport. «9&5ol ?ATHEDRAL-RoadorTicT.nity.—House?vaated, ?' June quarter.—Particulars to J 40, Evening Ex- press. Cardiff. e%201 WANTED, good General, after Whit sun.—Apply, 'V first, 136, Cathedral-road, Cardiff. e96Sbl A good Canvasser wanted^ with know ledge ""of i.11 coupon trade; good commission to wood man.- Apply, by letter only, stating experience, to Crowden, 36, Dock-street, Cogan, Penarth. e9591128 Sale, Ice-cream Freezer; self-acting; nearly J- new.—J |JrORTHCAWL.—Sitting, 2 or 3 Bed Rooms to Let: I facing sea-—M. Thomas, St. George, Perthcawl. e958h28 LLAJTDAFF Cathedral.—Vacancy f?r Tenor Voice; stipend, £ 53 pear annum; attend Evensong only, daOy a* </?<ek.—Fof partx?tafa apply to Rev. Mbie* Canon Lewis, Llandaff. e2591 STOP PRESS Latest Telegrams. GIDDT jFTER TRE WINE. Giving evidence at St Albans to-day against Edward Lawis, of Tottenham, who wo* charged with .-lealing a watch, chain, and bracelet. Millie Young, a servant, said that she had been keeping company with the accused for the months. On May 19, while walking out, he got her a glass of wine, after drinking which she became faint and giddy. They stayed at Barret, and went on next day to Alban's. Accoused was arrested at Hertford, an dremanded. VICEROY OF IRELAND. A press agency is officially informed from the Viceregal Lodge, Dublin, that there is no foundation for a rumour published in Lon- don this afternoon to the effect that the Earl of Aberdeen will shortly resign his posi- tion as Viceroy of Ireland. FCOTEALL OFFICIALS DEATH, Ths- death occur-ed at Nottingham to-da-31 auer a very brief illness from pneumonia, if Mr. Harry l-laiam. secretary of Sottl C ab, and one of the best- Lrcwn fcntball, officials England. GC' "F.-FII-Til HOUND. .:1:, 4 and 2. (Jraharri beat Brcwn, 5 and 4. .axT.'cll id Laidlay took a. great crowd •v.h thc-m, r ->cat 2.0C3 following-, notwith- i ^-andiRs the boisterous weather. Maxwell 1 | won the fir.rt, but lest the second. After- wards t ie lavounte IK-ld the game well in atul at the ninth Maxwell stood 4 trp. Andrew and Lick had a great match out, and œ, the turn Andrrw was 1 np, LATiv SI-OUTING. Bet ling—7 to 1 agx-t Bobbin II.. and 20 to 1 each ag:t Beuewiaat and Freeborn. AL'STPvALIAX?, 167 for three.-Armstrong, net out, 42; Gregory, not out, 27; extras, 0. I I
MARRIAGE BEATS "DIGS" His name is R. T. Ogidei;6 and Mr. W. 0. Cropper had a claim against him for Elo in tho Southport Oounty-oourt yesterday. Mr. Hadfiekl (for the plaintiff): If you oan afford to take a wife to yolf you can atlord to pay the debt.—I got married about twelve months ago. It was cheaper to take a wife. I was paying double the price in lodgings. (Laughter.) Mr. Hadfield: Is it cheaper to keep two than one?—Yes. I was being chiselled.' ( Laughter.) Mr. Had- field: You are not now?—No; things are better looked after when you are married. Mr. Hadfield: Did you not get married on the strength of a friend telling you that your wife from whom you were separated had died in New Zea- land?—I should hardly commit bigamy, should I? Mr. Hadfield: I don't know. You got married on the strength of a friend's statement ?—No, I have a letter from the Registrar of New Zealand. Mr. Hadfield: And you are trusting to your wife having let you all her money, themgh you were separated from her?—She has left me part. —The Judge granted an adjournment for three months.
RESISTANCE TCT ANCIENT IMPOST Mr. Alfred Burn, a tradesman of Alnwick, is a passive register against a burden which originated in feudal times. Being a free- holder, he declines to pay a borough rate of thirtenp-ence annually to the Duke of Northumberland. The duke's bailiffs having taken legal proceedings, 26 pairs of slippers seized for quit rent from .Mr. Burn's stook were sold by auction yesterday, realising 13s. 6d., in satisfaction of the duke's claim of 4s. 4d. and expenses.
WAR HERO'S DOWNFALL "I went out to South Africa, and wag invalided home. I got my shoulder blatio smashed. I was shot through the lung, and disabled in my right arm," was the catalogue of wounds given by Daniel Murphy (32), a coster, at the London Sessions yesterday. He was charged with housebreaking. He was in receipt of a Government pension. The police described him a.s one of the worat characters in the Harrow-road, and Mr Wallace, K.C., sentenced him to nine".months' imprisonment.
SUBMARINE BASE AT DUNDEE The negotiations between the Admiralty and the Dundee Harbour Trusteee for the ol-tablishment of a. submarine base at Dundee are now practically completed. The Dundee authorities yesterday confirmed an agree- ment whereby the Admiralty are to pay 14,ODO per annum for the exclusive use of the West Graving Dock, which is to be endowed within an umdimhahie fence.
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The Man in the Street. Many important impressions were made at yesterday's conference between the Cardiff Union Visiting Committee and the officials of the Local Government Board. All eyes were naturally on Dr. Fuller, and when he opened his lips every ear gave close attention to his remarks. It was soon very evident that this gentle- man had preconceived notions as to what would be best for the large district embraced by the union. Perhaps his favourite idea was that in which a country hospital was the centre. Dr. Fuller believes in getting the sick poor far away from the madding crowd into the peaceful atmosphere of bucolic tran- quility, with air surroundings of perfect purity. Altogether a splendid concep- tion. The only drawback is the vital matter of oo,,A. Ratepayers are often called upon to provide better accommoda- tion for the necessito-us poor than they can afford for themselves, and something of the kind in the near future would not be very surprising when it is remembered how some authorities have shown how easily they can make the money fly. However, with rates rising in every direc- tion. I think it may be taken for granted that other methods for dealing with the overcrowded condition of the Cardiff workhouses will be attempted before this particular pet scheme of the Lo-cal Government Board official will be resorted to. A more practical suggestion of the humane doctor will probably be aot-ed upon by the removal of the twenty to thirty infants from the Cardiff Work- house nursery to the Ely Children's Homes. Immediate extension of some sort has long been regarded by everybody as neces- sary, and the Local Government Board officials evidently fall in with the guar- dians' scheme to provide temporary accommodation at the Ely house for another 150 inmates. And it seems pro- bable that Alderman F. J. Beavan will have his way in the contention that 120 of these places shall be for men. The London visitors appeared to have a great respect for the possibilities of building at Ely, and it will certainly be better to make additions at the village workhouse, where there is plenty of room and abun- dant air, than at the already stuffy city institution. And the guardians will also do well to resist any pressure that may be attempted to add an additional floor to the two-storeyed buildings at Cowbridge- road. The safetyf helpless old people is all against the carrying out of such a dangerous idea. The visiting officials were also struck by the fact that close on 700 of the Cardiff inmates are described as "sick." But the term creates an erroneous impression. About 300 inmates require constant attention, but the remainder are anything but invalids. At the same time, there is plenty of work for the single resident medical officer, and much is to be said for the oft-repeated statement that the institution is .little else than a large infirmary. However, the proposed adchtiona1 aceommoclation j for 150 inmates should carry the board over next winter, and there is plenty of time to consider other less pressing | matters. j At last the lo-ngý.«l hohappened. Nearly 'everybody had seen an airship except the police. And now a constable has seen what it has only been permitted ordinary mortals to view hitherto we should be able to sleep peacefully these nights. The fortunate officers who saw during their night watches a light moving in the air" hail from Port Ten- nant, and this in itself is re-assuring. People living in that favoured spot are not used to seeing double, neither are they given to fanciful imaginings and vain visions. However reliable informa- tion from other quarters may be, it is always safest to have the Port Tennant seal of truth placed upon it. But even more gratifying than all this is the fact that the police-the embodiment of law and order in this country-have actually seen this flying monster. Probably the gentlemen in blue broadcloth and brass buttons flashed their bull's-eye lanterns, and it would seem that this action so alarmed the aeronauts that they fled in alarm, for we are told that the airship disappeared in a north-westerly direction at top speed. In order that there might be none of the mistakes that arise from verbal state- ments that invariably get twisted and distorted in passing from mouth to mouth, the constables have made their official report—and that places the event beyond all doubt. Up to the present moment, there are no county council or other bye-laws to limit the speed of air- ships, and for this reason—and the addi- tional one that it was out of reach, to say nothing of the fact that it was going too fast-the officers did not effect an arrest. The appearance of he flying men- in court on a charge of furious driving would have made pretty reading, but that is of the future. The evidence does not even say that the aeroplane was of the orthodox cigar shape, and the infor- mation that there was a light below it would lead one to suppose that it was merely a fire balloon if any but the police had seen it. Certainly, now that the official eye has seen it, the airship should give Parliament and other matters orying out for passing notice a chance of getting a share of the public attention. Then there is the Pageant, the Whitsun- tide holidays, and a few other matters. So, everything considered, it is just as well that affairs are as they are. One very pleasing feature of the pre- parations for the Pageant is the interest- ing fact that the performers are largely volunteers, thus insuring that all who take part in it are, far from being driven, really anxious to do what they can to make the function a great success. Led by the powerful Great Western, the rail- way companies are doing their utmost to assist in advertising and bringing the public to the festival. Mr. J. Carter has taken an active personal interest in the Pageant from the beginning, and his com- pany's artistic handbook should have a great effect all along the Great Western Railway's gigantic system. Pageant pesters have been put up in Jamaica, Las Palmas, and in other foreign centres, while visitors from the far ends of the earth are just packing up in preparation for their visit to the Old Country. School children throughout the Principality are looking forward to the occasion, and, doubtless, many will follow the excellent example of Merthyr, who are sending nearly 3,000 children to the rehearsal on July 21. Everything is going as merrily as marriage bells.
MOTHER OF A CHILD ADMIRALI The Marchioness of Donegall haa acquired the lease of Oakfleld, Coombe Warren, King- ston Hill. The daughter of the late Mr. Henry St. George Twinning, of Halifax, Canada, she married, seven years ago, the fifth Marquess of Donegall, who, unfortu- nately, died very soon after his little son, the present marquess, was born. Lady Done- gaJl is very musical, plays the piano, and possessea an excellent singing voice. The youthful marquess, now five and a half years old, is by heredity High Admiral of Lough Neagh. a naval command dating back to the time of Queen Elizabeth. He has the right to wear the uniform of an admiral and tc receive an admiral's salute. In accordance with custom, a peg is always reserved for the marqueas in the House of Lords, whereon he will hang his hat a.nd coat when in due course he proceeds to legislate for his country.
CONVENT LIBRARIES I Some years ago certain convents were sup- pressed in Rome. These institutions had for the most part valuable libraries. The books weae removed, and stowed away without classification, in top storeys of the Ministry of Instruction, where no one is able to con- sult them. This rich store is said to com- prise 772,000 volumes, among which are some rare manuscripts, and both books and MSS. are threatened with destruotion by wo,rms and mice. An official has lately proposed to the Minister that he should offer the collec- tion en bloc for saJe in the United States, "for Americans have a taste for such rubbish." And this, too, in the country of Virgil, Horace, and Dante.
EARL DEFENDS VIVISECTION. I uoru juouieutaie nan resigned TTO position of honorary treasurer of the International Anti-Vivisection Society and of the Inter- national Amti-Vivisection Congress. His reasons for this step are stated in a letter to the press, to the effect that since he con- sented to accept the position he has learned that the great object of the congress is to urge the total abolition of vivisection. His feeling has always been that vivisection is an absolute necessity in the interests of human life with a view to minimise the suf- ferings of those who have to undergo opera- tions.
WILL BEHIND A PICTURE. I I The jury in the Probate Court yesterday deoided in favo-tiir of Mr. Robert Lewis, wiho claimed that his father, a Leominster butcher, died intestate. Mr. Lewis alleged tha;t at his father's request he destroyed a will under which he (plaintiff) had only a life interest, but the defendants alleged that the will, which was in the keeping of the son and left behind a picture in his room for a long time, was not destroyed at the reqneet of the father. The jury found that the will had been destroyed with the consent of the dead man, and judgment was entered for the plaintiff.
IN OTHER LANDS I Having given the characteristics of the guards on the French railways, the traveller relates his impressions of other countries. The Russian guard is rigid, tight laced, and brutal; the German correct but rougb, the Dutch and Belgian rigid but paternal; the English cold in his manner but ready to oblige. The Italian is a prattler, but amiable. The Spaniard is careless, taciturn, philosophic. The Turk is without care and without shoes. The Arab, the last on the list, works in his shirt and without system.
HE WHO HESITATES IS LOST" I Sudden temptation came upon iue when I saw the prosecutor's watch," plaintively pleaded a young ba^k;etmaker named Holt, who tried to rob a gentleman in Middlesex- street, London, E. Even when J had the watch in my hand I hesitated whether I should take it or not While I hesitated the prosecutor found the watch in my hand." "Fifteen months' hard labour," said the Chairman at London Sessions yesterday.
X-RAY HAIR CURLERS. I X-rays usually made children's lmir curl, said Mr. Cyril Jackson, chairman of tbe London Education Committee, yesterday, producing photographs to prove his state- ment and the beneficial effect of ili-6 ray-a for soato treatment.
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FROM ALL QUARTERS Mr. Jesse Collings had a good night, and was fairly well this morning. The Bishop of Southwark will leave Eng- land for his tour in In-dia, about the end of October. The late Earl of Hardwicke left estate of the gross value of EII,9,10, with net perso- nalty £ 11,319. The Bull-dog Club's twenty-seventh show was opened yesterday at the Shepherd's Bush Exhibition. Otter3 a.re infesting the River Dart in large numbers, and many fish have been destroyed by them. One hundred and seventeen donkeys and barrows will be seen in the arena at the Olympia Horse Show. The Princess of Wales was to-day the reci- pient of many congratulations on the occa- sion of her birthday. Bacchus was the name of a man who was fined at the Marlborough-street Court yester- day for intoxication. A right-of-way dispute led to the appear- ance in the South Molton Oounty-court of forty aged persons as witnesses. Mrs. Mary Taylor, aged 91, on whom an inquest was held yesterday at Poplar, received fatal injuries by slipping on a piece of orange peel. The directors of the Caledonian Railway Company have appointed Mr. W. J. Chrystal, of Auchenden, Dumbartonshire, to the vacancy on the board caused by the resig- nation of Lord Newland.
MOST POPULAR FOOTWEAR. I Why are people buying more boots than Ufmtil ? The question is suggested by the boom in the shoe and leather world. "Speak- ing broadly," says a trade journal, "the shoe" retailers in the country are enjoying a higher degree of prosperity than has been known at a corresponding period for many years." Inquiries at the shops of several leading Lo-ndom firms confirm the statement. Said the manager of one big firm: No longer are we open to the charge of being a down-at-the-heels nation. Not only in the upper classes of society, but in the middle and well-to-do industrial classes there is a striking change in this respect. Many factors have probably been at work promote ing the new demand, but there is no outstand- ing or distinctive cause for this violent craze for decent boots." "The most popular foot- wear," said the manager of a West End Lon- don firm, "is the low-s-hoe, in both black and tan, worn to display the pretty coloured stockings or half-hose which are all the rage just now."
THIRTY YEARS IN PRISON. I A white-haired, diminutive man, na,m-ed George Smith, aged 64, a bricklayer, who pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced at London Sessions yesterday to three years' penal servitude, had the following list of con. victions proved against him:— 1862, three months. 1869, three months and seven years. 1876, four months. 1879, twelve months. 1883, six years' penal servitude and five years' super- vision. 1892, five months and twelve months. 1895, 3& years' penal servitude and three years' supervision. 1899, nine months. 1900, seven years' penal servitude. 1905, 3i years' penal servitude and two years' super- vision His offences included theft, shopbreaking, and robbery with violence. The Judgq remarked that the man seemed unable to keep outside a prison, and was one of those who, when the new Act was passed, would be detained for the rest of his life.
SAILOR'S PETS I A Paris contemporary has been entertain- ing its roorlers with an acooumt of sailors' pets, and we axe told that on the French warship Le Manceau they have a cock with beautiful plumage. He rejoices in the name of Ohanteclair, and when gun practice is in progress he crows every time a cannon is fired. On the German warship Prinz Wil- helm there is a grey stork, and a nameless United States war vessel possesses a pig. As for our own ships, we are informed that the Bacchante possesses a young ass, and the Terrible a goat. The Centurion formerly had a monkey which ate from a plate with a spoon and drank from a glass, with a serviette tucked under his chin. The Caesar at one time had a pet gooee, and our con- temporary adds that it is well-known that sailors are fond of cats and dogs.
THREATENED TO "LAY HER "I Albert Edward Wilson, a short, thick-set young man. described as a seaman, Was remanded yesterday at Westminster Police- court on a c'harg-e of demanding money ny threats. When arrested he admitted writing a letter to Miss Stopford, a lady who in the course of philanthropic work had more than once assisted him. The letter contained threats that unless Miss Stopford sent him money, "of which she had plenty," he would lay her. He told a detec- tive that he did not mean to hurt Mies Stop- ford, but only to frighten her into giving him money.
KNEW HIS BUSINESS. I A lady about to give a little dance" enlisted the eervioes of a flcor-polisher. I hope you understand your business?" she said the man was about to begin the work "I should say I did!" said the polisher, with a grin. It YOU have any doubt on that score I'd suggest that you inquire at the big house at the corner of this road. Why, on the floor of the drawing- rooon alone eight people fell and broke their les Jeust winter, and a woman slipped down the staircase and fractured both her a.rms! I polished those floors!"
ALIENS IN SHIPYARDS. I The Newcastle correspondent of the Ship. ping Gazette" states that at the instigation of the Admiralty all unnaturuldsed foreigners employed in British shipyards doing Admir- alty work are being discharged. It is doubted, he states, if the number of foreigners employed on the north-east coast, or in any British shipyard, is appreciable, but there may be a number of premium apprentices learing the ship-building busi- ness to whom the regulation will apply. I
SECRET SOCIETY IN SPAIN I In the province of Cortinna a society has I been discovered similar to the Italian camorra. A number of outrages have been committed lately, such as the burning of houses, the destruction of crops and forests, and even the menacing cf peasa-ats with death when they declined to contribute to the oarrying out of the secret objects of the society. Great alarin is felt in the whole countryside, and a number of gendarmerie have been sent, with a special judge, to bring the evil-doers to book. So far ten arrests have been made.
EXCELLENT SWIMMER DROWNED I It was stated at yesterday's inquest that the young man Gardner, who was drowned while playing polo at Wandsworth Public Baths, was an excellent swimmer. His father, superintendent of the batba, ex- plained that he had been accustomed to the water since he was thirteen years of age. While keeping goal he had an epileptic fit —to which he was subject—and, unnoticed by his companions, sank in deep water and was drowned. Accidental death" was the verdict.
NOT SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE I At the Penarth Juvenile Court to-day Ralph Lang-ford and Sidney Towell, two youths, were charged with breaking and entering a shed at the Penajth GQ-H Ground and stealing thirteen now golf hails, value 25s. 3d. therefrom. The Bench dismissed the case, on the ground that there was not suffi- oient evidence against the defendants.
SPAIN'S NEW NAVY I It is stated that King Alfonso, after the regatta at San Sebastian, will visit Galicia, in order to be present at the inauguration of the construction of the new Spanish squadron by British firms at Ferrol.
WASTED DAYLIGHT I During the proceedings of the Daylight Saving Committee yesterday a member dozed while the author of the scheme was giving evidence regarding the desirability of get- ting up earlier.
DOCTOR'S X,20 A YEAR I The local Government Board has called the I attention of Falmouth Board of Guardians to the inadeqaiate salary of £20 a year paid to the medical officer of the workhouse.
"LINSBEJ) COMPOUND" wtth warm water to an I exoekent gargle for sore throat. eSSSS
I Drowned in the Ely I TRAGIC END OF A CHILD. I A little boy, named John Payne, aged five, living with his parents at 4, Clarke-street, Ely, came home from school last night about five o'clock, and shortly afterwards went out. As he did not return home before eight o clock, his parents became anxious, and information was at once sent to the police at Llandaff. Inspector Rees, Police-sergeant M Govern, and Police-constable Coles pro- oeeded immediately to the river, which they dragged with grappling irons, and about one o clock this morning the body was recovered neaj the Ely Paper Mills.
A CARDIFF SHEBEEN CHARGE I Mrs. Mary Sullivan, Ordell-street, was a defendant at Cardiff Police-court to-day on a summons for selling beer by retail on two occasions without a licence, and Michacl Sullivan, her husband, was summoned for consenting to the sale. Mr. F. W. Ensor pro- secuted, and Mr. F. H. GaEliell defended. Mr. Ensor said Police-sergeant Dix and a con- stable on Sunday, May 16, liept a watch on the house, for which the male defendant had a wholesale licence, and during an hour and a half saw a numb-ex of people enter a.nd depart, Mrs. Sullivan usually coming to the door. The police entered and took a woman with them who had been seen to leave with two flagons, but Mrs. Sullivan denied receiv- ing a shilling for the two flagons. In the house were two men, and under a chair was a glass which had recently contained beer. Police-sergeant Dix and Police-constable Lennox gave evidence as to the persons they saw entering and departing. Mrs. Sullivan said one of the men came to order a cask of beer and the other man was going to carry it for him, so she gave each a glass of beer. The male defendant was in bed at the time. The summons against Michael Sullivan was dismissed, but Mary Sullivan was fined £ 30 and costs, with the alternative of one month. The summons against Thomas Fletcher, a.n old-time footballer, for being on the premises was dismissed, on the ground that he was a relative, but Lewis John, on a similar summons, was fined 10s.
ORDERED TO PAY TREBLE DUTY William Thomas, master of the steamship Wimbourne, now at Barry Docks, was sum- moned at Penarth to-day for endeavouring to conceal a bottle of whisky and a bottle of brandy on his ship with the object of escaping the payment of duty. Mr. H. T. Evans, of his Alajwty's oiiswms, Barry Docks, conducted the prosecution. William Henry Finley, Customs officer, Barry Docks, stated that on Saturday, the 22nd '.net., he was engaged in the rummaging of the vessel. In the oaptain's berth he found the goods in a drawer under some clothes. They had not been declared. When leaving the ship the captain offered him a cigar, which he refused. Edwn B. Robinson, another Oustouts' offioer, deposed that the defendant refused to pay treble duty, which was £1. Os. lOd. Defendant stated that on the mojwiriig in question the weather was very thick, and he was required on the bridge with the pilot. He left the manifest with the steward. When spoken to on the matter, the steward said he had forgotten to enter the bottle of whisky and bottle of brandy on it. The Benoh ordered the defendant to pay treble duty and coste, saying they would make no comment-
AN INHUMAN FATHER." I The conduct of Charles Jones, described as a street musician, of Cardiff, was char- acterised by the Pontypridd Bench to-day as inhuman and defendant a lazy vaga- bond." Jones was changed at the instance of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, for whom Mr. W. G. Spictkernell (Messrs. Spickett and Sons) appeared to prosecute, with having neglected his child, Gwendoline Jones, aged seventeen months. Mr. Spickernell explained that the defendant's wife, who was at the first jointly charged, was now undergoing a term of three months' imprisonment, defendant having absconded at the time of the hearing. Inspector J. Thomas described the child as suffering from rickets and insufficiency of food and atention, and further evidence was given to the effect that defendant and his wife were of drunken habits. Jones was sentenced to three months' imprisonment.
A BOY'S DRAMATIC SUICIDE I Paris, Wednesday.—From Clermont Fer. rand is announced an extraordinary occur- rence which has taken place at the Lyooe Blaise Pascal in that city. Three pupils iu the third class decided to commit suicide during the evening lessons. They drew lots to decide who should die first, the lot falling upon a lad named Neny, aged fourteen, the son of a. schoolmaster. In fulfilment of the agreement he entered upon, young Neny at the hour fixed shot himself in the temple with a revolver, and immediately fell dead in front of his terrified schoolmates. On the desk was found a note in the following terms: Ave amici morifcurus V08 salutat" (Hail, friends, he who is about to die salutes you).
KNOWN TO THE BENCH. I Alfred Wyatt, labourer, of no fixed abode, was charged at Pontypridd Police-court to-da.y with stealing one pair of boots from the shop. of Mr. J. Gamlin, the Arcade, Pontypridd, and two pairs of boots from the branch establishment of Messrs. Briggs and Co. Police-constable Gill gave evidence as to the apprehension of the defendant and as fto inquiries being made, with the result that it was found that he had disposed of one pair of boots for 2s. 6d. Mr. James Roberts (the presiding magistrate): He has been here before, hasn't he? Super,inten;dent Cole: Yes. several times. Mr. Roberts: I thought &o. Defendant now admitted the thefts, and was sentenced to three months' imprison- ment in respect of each of the two charges.
SHIPPING RINCS. The Times says it is understood that a majority and a minority report will be made by the Royal Commission on shipping rings, but that neither report will recommefid the legal abolition of deferred rebates. It may be expected that the majority will find that in practice, such rings are not uneconom- ical and have benefited, rather than injured trade. It is understood that they will recom- mend the formation of an association of shippers throughout the country and that if there are disputes between shippers and shipping rings, it should be possible to put in operation similar machinery to that which exists under the Trades Conciliation Act. The minority are understood to be of opinion that shipping rings are not neces- sary.
ALLEGED NEWPORT ASSAULT Ellen Murphy, a matrried woman, living in George-street, was charged on a warrant at Newport to-day with assaulting and wound- ing Homora Garrett, Cross-lane. Complain- ant, who appeared with a black eye, her head in a bandage, and her right arm bound up, said prisoner came into her house and took possession of the kitchen, and while she (com- plainant) was attending to the fire Mrs. Murphy took a vase from the mantelpiece and struck her on the head causing a bad cut. She then took the poker and beat her on the arm and about the body. The Bench adjourned the caae until Friday next.
EX-INDIAN OFFICER'S FATE I The body of a man who was found shot in a field at Eltham has been identified as that of Robert A. Burrows, aged 28, of Bennett Park, Blackheath. He had been missing since a week ;ast Monday. At one time he held a commission in the Indian Army, and was for some time on the East Coast of Afrioa, where he contracted mal- arial fever. He had also suffered from sun- stroke. Of independeivt means, he had 110 in his pockets when found; also a gold watch and obain.
A RECORD OF WICKEDNESS." I "I tlhink the place for you is at the temperance hotel at Cardiff" (referring to the gaol) romarked the presiding magistrate at Pontypridd to-day to Louisa George, a married woman, of no fixed abode. "Your case," added Mr. Roberts, "is the most glaring I have seen for a long time. Here are four pages giving a record of your wickedness." George, who promised to leave the town, and who was oharged with being drunk, was fined 10s.
STEELMAKERS' CONFERENCE I The Steelmakers' Conference was resumed I at Carlisle to-day, and was expected to con- tinue for some hours. Members of the Shdp- building Federation arrived in Carlisle this 11 morning.
Tbe death occurred in liondon last night, arfter an operation recently, of the Rev. Her- bert Hall Woodward, Precentor of Worcester Cathedral since 1881. He composed numerous anthems and other church music, and founded the Worcester Cathedral choir school. The deceased was 62 and unmarried.
Wrecked Airship FOUND ON THE DUNSTABLE DOWNS Used tor Advertising Purposes Late on Tuesday night we received the following message from the Press Associa- tion:— The "Autocar" announces at ite Coventry office that the wrecked airship found on Dunstable Downs this morning was the identical airship that has been causing so much comment by its mysterious passages over Peterborough, Cardiff, and elsewhere. The craft is said to belong to the British agents of some Continental motor-car manufacturers, and was used for adver- tising purposes. A Dunstable correspondent telegraphs that a .wrecked airship was discovered in a field a mile north of Dunstable on Tuesday morn- ing. It ippears to be an advertisement air- ship. owned by a well-known West-end firm of motor-car factors. The bamboo framework was completely smashed up, and the two powerful lamps, radiator, and various pieces of machinery were scattered about. Inside the broken framework was found the follow- ing document:— In the event of an accident, this airship is the property of London, who will pay the sum of 15 to the finder prvoided he first sends a telegram to London, stating where the airship is to be found. A telegram was duly sent, and in the course of the day the airship Was removed by its owner. Dispatches by Air-ship. The two newest German military airships, Gross II. and Parseval II., gave a splendid exhibition of their reliability before the Kaiser on the Doeberitz parade-ground yes- terday. They left their headquarters. at Teg'el early in the morning with dispatches, which were delivered at Doeberitz with mili- tary punctuality. The Emperor was on the field reviewing cavalry at seven o'clock. An hour later the yellowish outlines of the Gross appeared on the horizon. As the vessel approached she executed for the edification of the Emperor a series of intricate and graceful manoeuvres. After the Gross had performed all her tricks a landing was effected in an open field, the gas supply was replenished, and the vessel started on. the ten-mile trip back to Tegel. Just as the Gross disappeared from view the Parseval arrived, and, after carrying out similar manoeuvres and landing, returned to Tegel at one o'clock. The Kaiser gave vent to fre- quent characteristic outbursts of enthusiasm over the capacity of the aerial cruisers.
SALVING A DREDGER. I Large Pumps Employed at Cardiff In connection with the salving of the dredger sunk in the East Dock, Cardiff, the preliminary test of the cosserdam erected on the sunken vessel was made to-day. The moles in the hold of the vessel have been stopped by divers, and the dam has been raised to above the surface of the water. Three immense pumps, capable of pumping over 200,000 gallons of water an hour were put on this morning, with a view of testing whether the dam was watertight. When the leaks have been stopped the pumping will be continued, the vessel raised, and I placed in Hill's Dry Dock.
FROM THE FURTHEST SOUTH. I Messrs. Raymond E. Priestley, G. E. Marston, Frank Wild, Ernest Joyce, and Bernard Day, five of the members of the Antarctic expedition which, under Lieu- ten-ant Shockleton, succeeded in reaching the farthest south, arrived at Plymouth «arly this morning on board the New Zea-land Company's steamer Paparoa. They were the first of the expedition to reach home, but will be followed in a fortnight by Lieutenant Shackleton. All to-day's arrivals were in good health, and admit being glad to be home again. They declined a formal interview, but admitted that the scientific results of the expedition were satisfactory. They are due in London to-morrow. Rome, Wednesday.—The Council of the Italian Geographical Society has decided to confer upon Lieutenant Shackleton, leader of the Antarctic Expedition, the gold medal of the society, instituted by King Humbert, the greatest distinction that is in its power to bestow. The Inedal will be conferred in con- sideration of the great scientific results obtained by Lieutenant Shaokleton in his approach to the South Pole and in deter- mination of the South Magnetic Pole and the asoent of Mount Erebus. I
EBBW VALE TRADES COUNCILI The monthly meeting of the Ebbw Vale Trades and Labour Council was held at the ,ouneil ww hold at the Workmen's-hall, Ebbw Vale, Mr. George Wil- liams in the chair. The secretary (Mr. L. Garter) read a letter from the secretary of the Miners' Federation in reply to his letter explaini,ng to the Federation the non-attend- ance of the miners' representatives. In face of the letter, Councillor David Evans pro- posed that a small deputation be appointed to try and come to terms on the question. Mr. Porter seconded. The motion was, how- ever, defeated, so the position remains the same. Mr. A. Roberts moved tha-t the council representative be given leave to move the suspension of the st.anding orders of the education committee, with a view to re- opening Miss A. A. Jones's case. Mr. Barber seconded, and it was carried..
THE SEVERN WATERWAY The subject of the Severn waterway was again discussed at the Cardiff Chamber of Commerce to-day, Mr. A. J. Griffiths presid- ing. Mr. J. M. Jennings was the principal speaker on the subject, and urged that, as the water outside Cardiff was more troubled than further up the channel, they should ad- vocate 300 ton barges or small sailing ships instead of 100 toill barges, desired by some other ports. As the Taff Fusion Bill had passed the House of Lords, and there were hopes of a large import trade into Cardiff, now was the time to strike while the iron was hot. A small committee was a,ppointed to gather information. I
WISHED SHE WAS IN A BOX. I A verdict of Suicide, with no evidence to show the state om mind," was returned at Whittlewoods, near Preston, on Monday night, at an inquest on Mary Craven, a seventeen-year-old weaver, whose body was recovered from the canal after she had been missing for a week. She had been off wark, ill, but resumed on May 17. That night she said to another girl, I am tired of life, and wish I was in a box in my grave," after which she disappeared.
DEATH OF WELSH BARONET. I Sir R. D. Green Price, Bart., died this morning at Knighton. Sir Richard wae the second baronet. He was born in 1838, and, therefore, 71 years of age. He was the eldest son of the late Sir Richard Green Price, Bart., of Norton Manor, M.P. for Radnor Boroughs, 1862 to 1869, and M.P. for Radnorshire 1880 to 1883, when he resigned in favour of Lord Hantington. The deceased baronet was educated at Eton, and was a J.P. for Radnor- shire.
PLAYED CARDS ON SUNDAY. Summer brings in ite train the usual offences of playing cards for money in the hill districts on Sundays, and at Pontypridd Police-court to-day about a score of young follows w-ere charged with having played "banker" and similar games last Sunday, and fines varying from 2s. 6d. to 15s. each were imposed.
PORTHDAWL TRADE. I Mr. R. E. Jones presided over a crowded meeting of the Porthcawl Chamber of Trade on Tuesday night. It was decided to appoint a.n advertising committee. It was suggested that the chamber should publish a guide of its own. It was also resolved to hold sports under the auspices of the chamber on August Bank Holiday.
LOST HER TEMPER. -1 Elisabeth Jones, a married woman, of no fixed abode, was stated at Pontypridd Police- court to-day to have completely lost her temper because she was refused drink, and in this irate mood smashed a. plate-glass, causing damage to the extent of £3 10s. She was fined 10b. for being drunk and Xi for causing the damage, or the alternative of three months' imprisonment.
RAILWAY VAN ON FIRE f A van attached to & passenger train run- ning between Derby a.nd Burton-on-Trent y?terday mught AM, &Bd one of t?a Om- cials was severely burnt.
LEVIES FOR M.Ps. TOM JONES V. FEDERATION In the Chancery Division to-day (before Mr. Justice Swinfen-Eady) Mr. Macnaghten, K.C., mentioned the case of Tom Jones v. the South Wales Miners Federation, which was an action to restrain the payment of levies, under Clause 15 of the rules of the South Wales Miners' Federation, for the maintenance of Labour members of Parlia- ment. Counsel said: This case is r.ow set down. It came before your lordship on the 12th of March, and on behalf of the plaintiffs I asked for an injunction practically following the Osborne case. Mr. Upjohn on the last occa- sion said he was anxious to seek the opinion of the higlie&t tribunal. I had doubts at tha,t time whether they were anxious to go on with the oase, and those doubts now aeein to be well founded. The motion was directed when last before your lordship to stand over for Trial, and I asked for leave to expedite the hearing. On the 17th of March the matter came on on a summons from direction, and our statement of claim was delivered. His Lordship: What are you asking? Mr. Macnaghten: To expedite the hearing. His Lordship I have no time to do it now. I will give you leave to apply next sittings. Mr. Upjohn: The case depends, subject to one defence, on the decision of the House of Lords in the case of Osborne v. the Amal- gamated Railway Servants. That, I under- stand, is the next appeal to be heard. Pro- bably your lordship would like to have the decision of the ilouse of Lords before you before hearing this oaæ. His Lordship: We should all like to have that. (Laughter.) Mr. Macnaghten: The trouble is that the lfevy has been made. Mr. Upjohn, K.C.: My friend has paid hia levy of sixpence, xiid has been doing this since 1893. His Lordship: There was some question before as to whether the case of Osborne was going to be heard in the House of Lords. I understand now that Osborne's case is next in the list. Mr. Macnaghten: Practically, we should have been entitled to an injunction, accord- ing to the decision of the Court of Appeal. My friend, Mr. Upjohn, said it was a clear case. That appears to have been an excuse for delay; at all events, it looks like it. On March 17 a summons was taken out, and our statement of claim waa put in. The defen- dants applied for further time, and got it on the ground that Mr. Upjohn, who was engaged in the case, was ill, but I am pleased to see he has recovered. Mr. Upjohn: I did not know I was the cause of it. His Lordship: As the Osborne case is goin;r to be dealt with immediately, the manifest course will be to reserve my judgment until judgment in the Osborne case has been delivered in the House of Lords. Nothing will be gained by fixing a day until the House of Lords has given judgment in the Os-borne case. Mr. Macnaghten: Except that the levy is now being made. His Lordship: I will do this. I will give you leave to mention the case the first day next sittings. Mr. Macnaghten: I should like to have an undertaking to keep things in statu quo. His Lordship: I cannot do that, but you may mention the matter to me on the first day of next sittings, and I will then go through the pleadings.
PRINCESS'S FIRST SALUTE. While on guard at the gate leading from I the pal,ace garden at The Hague into the Molenstraat yesterday (says the "Daily Mail") a sergoan,t of t.he Grenadiers observed the approach of a white perambulator pushed by a nurse. For five seconds he looked at the approaching vehicle, when, suddenly realising that it was the little Prin- cess Juliana taking her first airing, he c^ne to attention and presented arms, although the princess slumbered on unconscious of the honour. In the afternoon the sergeant was told by his colonel to repair to the palace in full uniform, as the prince wanted to speak to him. The prince told him that he had seen the salute from his window, that he had noticed the soldier's moment of hesitation and his subsequent salute, and so presented him with a bank-note to provide himself with some souvenir of his first salute of her Royal Highness Princess Juliana.
PRESENTATION TO A CLERGYMAN The Rev. H. Morice Jones, curatedn-charge of Christ Church, Pant, Dowlais, who is leaving shortly for Llangattock, Monmouth- shire, was l!4t evening entertained to a social gathering at Pant Council Schools, DQwlais, by the members of the Church choir. After an excellent spread and an interesting musical programme had been enjoyed, Miss Barbara Jenkins, Pantyscallon House, pre- sented the rev. gentleman, in a happy speech, with a beautiful silver pocket Communion service, suitably inscribed, and the gift was acknowledged in appreciative terms. On behalf of the Pant Church Band of Hope Mr. John Evans, choirmaster, handed the Rev. Morice Jones a chastely-designed and engraved inkstand. A number of other pre- sentations, amounting in all to zLlOQ, will also be given to the rev. gentleman ere his depar- ture from the parish, where lie has laboured strenuously for over fifteen years.
A TERRIBLE INFATUATION. 9 9 1 A smart-lookinig, well-educated young man, Harry Caphan, was brought up for sentence at the Ivondon Sessions yesterday for having obtained zEZ5 worth of goode by false pre- tences from Messrs. John Barker and Co. (Umited). The prisoner, it appeared, used a false naane and practised various devices to conceal his movements before taking the goo,ds--for which he had paid with a worth- less cheque—to the residence of a young woman in Avenue-road, Hammersmith, for whom he had conceived, it was stated, a terrible infatuation." Mr. Wallace, K.C., bound the accused over under the Probation Act.
AS OTHERS SEE US, At a meeting in New York, attended by Mr. Taft, a story was told which is likely to oling to the portly President. An old negreas cook in the South, who had cooked a delicious dinner for Mr. Taft during his recent visit, was asked if she did not feel greatly honoured at cooking for such a great man. Aunty replied: Neber done heerd ob him befor. Know, nothin' about him except he do look as if he been reg'lar at his meals."
NEST IN A BEEHIVE. i At West Ashby, near Horncastle, Lincoln- shire, a wagtail has built its nest in a bee- hive, and is sitting on ten eggs, despite the bees being busy at work below. The bird enters by the rootf of the hive through a small hole; it has carried bit by bit quite a heap of hay and ether material through t,he hole, and made quite a cosy nest.
YOUNC COUPLE SUFFOCATED I A young married couple, named William and Jane Little, aged respectively 21 and nineteen, were suffocated in a fire which occurredi in a, small dealer's &hop in the Ba,lymacarrett. district of Belfast last night. The shop was completely gutted, and the Littles had died before the fire brigade could effect an entrance.
WIDOWS COMPENSATED. I At Crewe to-day Judge Brown allocat-edtwo amounts paid into court by the railway com- pany as compensa-tion for the death of workmen. In the case of Alfred Thompson, killed at Swansea, the company paid jE207 The court granted the widow expenses and E2 monthly. In the case of John Newton, an inspector killed in the Crewe Works, the oompany paid JE243. The Judge granted the widow expenses and 15s. weekly.
CYCLIST BURNED BY HIS LAMP A remarkable accident has happened to Sergeant Neaves, stationed at Deepcut aBr- raoks, Woking. While cycling from Woking he fell from his bicycle, and apparentlywas stunned. His machine fell on him, and the oil from his lamp saturated his clothes, which caught fire. He was found by a cab- man and a cyclist and conveyed to the Mili- tary Hospital in a delirious oondition, suf- fering from severe burns on the cheat.
EDUCATING IT A, BIT." I Framk Dawling, licensee of the. King David Inn, Brymmawr, was summoned at Aber- gQvenny to-day for cruelty to a horse by beating it at Llanfoist on May 14. He was fined 40s. and costs. When spoken to by the police the defendant said he was only -edu,cating it a bit."
THE PANAMA CANAL. I New York, Wednesday.—The Washington correspondent of the New York "Times" an- nounces that the United States will retain absolute control of the Panama anal during time of war, and its neutrality wiU not be sought by the Government.
nownwo I Coal Tonnage I ACTIVE CHARTERI Nr, AT CARDIFF. The British Admiralty this week hav9 shown considerable activity in chartering tonnage. It is evident that they consider it necessary to make provision of considerable stocks of coal in view of the threatened stop- page in South Wales. Each day they have chartered a number of vessels, and appe, rently they have not come to the end of their needs in this direction. So far, boats aggre- gating between 40,000 and 50,000 tons have been fixed, particularly for the home depots. I THE DOUBLE SHIFT DEMAND. "The Times" to-day, discussing the owners' demand for the double shift, says that "every one knows there must be somewhere a. minimum of productive activity for any. expensive plant, below which it cannot pos- sibly be run at a profit. The coalowners say that the Act reduces the productive capacity of their plant below that minimum, and in saying go they allege a hard economic fact which no sentiment can set a--ide. If the fact is as they say, and they are the only persons' who can speak with absolute authority, then means must be found for getting more out" of the plant, or the collieries must stoP. There is no other alternative. A., paying amount of output is the essential thing, and that is so e.ential for both parties that some time or other, and in one way or another, the workmen will be obliged to' concede it. Otherwise there will be neither profit for the employers nor employment for themselves. They will also have to face the difficulty that mines in competition with the, world will not be able to go on paying over-! time which the law forbids the men to work.. Parliament can do many things in the of interference, but it cannot provide a demand for ooal at prices higher than tboee asked elsewhere. It is one of the results ol Parliamentary action that the South Wale* collieries are already, under the oast-iroil provisions of the Act, at an economic disadt vantage as compared with those of Northuia berland and Durham." Preparing for a Strike in Scotland A Glasgow tologram sayAs--The large coal consumers are prepa.ring against tJHI expected strike of Scotch miners over the proposed reductions in wages. Ocalmasterl are being pressed to make early delivery of coal, and the railway companies have com- menced to stack locomotive coal at the depots. The eoalminers meet next week to decide upon their action.
ITRADE UNION BENEFIT LOST The United Builders' la.bourers' Union, 01 Blaokfriars-road, Southwark, was sued at th< Southwark County-court yesterday by a member, named George Whiting, for 112 1zs, accident benefit. Whiting said he had sub- scriberl weekly to the society for twenty years. He lost his left eye in an accident on Ootober 27 last, and the executive council refused to give him comT)eTuiation because he failed to give notice of the accident until four days after the occurrence. Judge Willi" gave judgment for the society, in view of the Union's rule requiring notice within three days.
TO FIGHT TAMMANY. The movement to cleanse the New YoriC City politics and secure a man at the head of the city government who will neither be a tool of Tammany nor too weak to figilt, that organisation is growing in strength, and has resulted in the appointment of a committee of "one hundred," who will work, from now until election day, next autumn, for good government. The committee H drawn from Republications, Democrats, and Independents, and the avowed object of the new organisation is to fight Tammany, and the fusion of all anti-Tammany forces will shortly be brought about.
LORD DENBIGH'S BIRTHDAY. The jubilee birthday of Lord Denbigh to* day will bring him good wishes from many friends, from Royalty downwards. He waS a lord-in-wraiting, under Conservative Govern- ments, both to Queen Victoria and toO hiS present Majesty and hae always been highly esteemed in the Royal circle. Lord Denbigh. who enjoys the Irish earldom of Desmond besides his English title (both peerages date from James I.'s reign), is an old captain ? gunners, and saw aotive service in Egypt 1° 1882. He has for some years commanded tbO Honourable Artillery Company.
750 CUINEAS FOR PRINTS. The remarkable rise in value of eighteenth century colour prints was exemplified yester- day at Christie's, when Messrs. Colnaghi Co. paid 750 guineas for a set of thirteeo prints of Wheabley's famous Cries of LoO* don," published in the year 1796 at 16s. apiece- In 1900 as muoh as 1,000 guineas was realise^ at auction for a very fine set. At the saDttQ, rooms a whole-length mezzotint portrait 01 Lady Eliza.beth Compton, by V. Green, after' Sir J. Reynolds, fetched 370 guineas.
"NO HALF TICKETS." The following is translated from the tiJ)'Jl&" tables of a railway in tne South of France: —"Half-tickets for children are not isoued on this line. In the case, however, of two chil- dren of one family travelling together, a single ticket will be sufficient for the two- Should the family consist- of only one child, a,pplioation should be Lád-o to the booking clerk, who will issue a portion of a ticket at a moiety of the usual fare."
DEATH AT 104. Fra,1t Julie von Kuegelgen, believed to bd the oldest woman in Germany, died at Deaaau on Monday at the age of 104 years and six months She was the widow of the late Lord Chamberlain and Court portrait* painter of the Duohy of Anha,lt-Rembarg- All three of her ohilcjjen preceded her the grave. On her hundredth birthday tlla Kaiser and Kais,erin sent Fran Kae.,eigelb personal greetings.
PRESIDENT A GRANDFATHER, M. Fallieres, President of the French Republic, is a grandfather. His daughter who last year was married to M. Jean lAnes6 a, forme rchief secretary, yesterday gave birth to a son. The President and Madam* Fallieres have been the recipients of Inanv congratulations on the happy event.
TOURIST ROBBED OF X2,000 A Peruvian tourist who is staying aB Geneva, on returning from a steamer excur- sio'n on the lake, found that his wife's jewels had been stolen to the value of £2,000. An. English couple in a Geneva pension been robbed of jeweis worth £200.
SUNDAY TRIPS N01 WANTED. The Swanage District Council, at a spec'^J meeting yesterday to ocnsider a suggested Sunday steamboat service for i;waria,Ill decided to write to the Swanage Pier pany, asking them to do all in their powef to stop any such proposal.
INVITATION TO LORD ROBERTS Mr. Deakin, speaking a.t a meeting of the Liberal party at the Town-hall, Melbourne- yesterday, expressed the hopo that Lord Roberts would visit Australia and advise tbo Government on the question of defence.
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