TO-DAY'S SHORT STORY.] Wind v. Steam. A TALE OF A UNIQUE OCEAN RACE. I Captain Gooseneck walked lightly across the narrow gangway, and turned to survey his ship. He tilted his cap over his left eye, and surveyed the trim craft with hardly con- cealed glee. He even whistled appreciatively. For this was his first command; and he was young, ambitious, the proud possessor of an extra-master's certificate, and "keen" with the keenness of the young sailor of to-day. His finger strayed to the back of his head and he stroked his hair ruminatively. He turned, and was about to re-&ard his ship when a loud hail came to him from a burly figure that was proceeding pompously along the quay. "Mornin', Cap'n," said the new arrival. "Morning to you, Captain Sleek," answered Gooseneck cheerily, but with a tinge of patronage in his accent. There was a long- standing feud between the two sailors as to the respective merits of wind and steam in I regard to motive power. Gooseneck, being young. and of the new school, was apt to state his opinions in words that rankled in the minds of his seniors, and there was a desire in the heart of the older man to humble the pride of this youngster, who con- sidered that the possession of the coveted "blue ribbon" entitled his remarks to respect. "Looking the old ark oyer" queried Sleek urbanely. "About time she was broken up, isn't it? Or sold to the Norwegians? Pity to waste good money on paint and canvas for such a disreputable wreck as all that. If I were a young man like you I'd see the owners further before I'd go to sea in a float- ing death-trap like that. Coming ashore?" Gooseneck surveyed his fellow seaman with a large contempt. If I were an old man, and had the experience that some people have had, I'd try to cultivate a greater breadth of mind than to cast slurs on a ship which I knew to be immeasurably superior to my own old steam-kettle. I'd 00 humble, and I'd recognise that the Ajax is only an apology for a ship—one of the kind that you buy a mile of, and put a bow and stern to, turning the result out as a steamer. But as I'm only a young man, I'll content myself with sayig that &he Andromeda could give the Ajax a mile in ten, and then walk home ahead of her." "Tell you what," said the older man, "I'n back my pay-day against yours that the Ajax geta home before you. I'm sailing to-morrow, too, and I'm open to a race. See if you've got pluck enough to back your boasts." Gooseneck thought for a while. "Done with you," he said briskly. "My pay-day against yours that I pick up the Gravesend pilot first." Shall we have a drink on it?" asked Sleek "That's the best way of settling things." "Teetotaler myself," was the response, "but I don't mind a small lemonade." Come aboard the Ajax, then. Don't sup- pose you'll have a drop of decent brandy aboard that old mill. If I remember right, those owners cut you down to the last biscuit." Gooseneck winced, for he knew that the remark was just. Over a friendly cigar the old captain thawed perceptibly. "Don't go in for it unless you like, you know," he remarked. "If you feel like back ing out, say so, and I'll call the bet off." This was galling. "I'll keep to my bargain if I have to tear the ohain-plates out of Tier," replied Goose- neck. "I'm going to show some of you old stagers that there's life in the younger generation. I'll tell the pilot boat to look out for you when we get to Dover." Thus the bargain was ratified, and the two men parted, each loud in his confidence in his own vessel's superior powers. A strong sou' wester blew in boisterous gust6 as the tow-boat cast the Andromeda's hawser off and bellowed a sonorous farewell. As stretch after stretch of towering canvas climbed the tapering masts, Captain Goose- neck laughed a cheery laugh to himself. When the good ship heeled over to the strong, II passionate kiss of the breeze, the laugh developed into a chuckle; and when, a few I moments later, a tiny ourl of spray hissed lightly over the brace-blocks, he whistled aloud. The Andromeda had got the best start she could wish for-a t'gallant breeze on the quarter. But the roar of a mighty siren came up the wind, and Gooseneck, looking backwards, saw the Ajax volleying forth smoke in his wake, overhauling him with every beat of her threshing propeller. Fresh canvas leaped up to the very trucks, shoets were flattened taut, and the race commenced in dead earnest. The sailing ship, however, was hopelessly outclassed at this initial stage of the contest, and before night fell down the steamer hissed up alongside, throwing such a wave from her forefoot as might mark the pro- gress of an ironclad. A figure on the steamer's bridge was seen to pick up a megaphone, and Ca.ptain Sleek's voice came beating against the drums of waiting ears. What he said was: "Andromeda ahoy! I'll give you a tow now, if you like. If you'd rather wait, I'll look out for you off Ushant. Only don't ask me to pick you up if you keep that press of canvas on. For answer. Gooseneck shook a threaten- ing fist; and the bo's'n of the Andromeda, seeing a figure that he knew leaning over the steamer's rail, picked up a piece of holy- stone and let fly with precision. The Ajax's bo's'n gave vent to a howl that put the siren to shame, and a regular fusillade of small coal answered the one chance shot. But pre- sently the steamer swung her stern round with an insolent lurch, her whistle echoed once more, and then her tail-light slowly crept ahead in the gathering gloom. When morning came, no sign of his rival gladdened the eyes of Captain Gooseneck. But he held on his way with a stern determination to refuse defea t. No matter that a tearful mate besought his captain to take off some of the lighter canvas, no matter that growling sailors swore loud, far-recaohing oaths at being brought out in the middle of the night to stand-by the halliards until a fiercer squall than usual was past—Gooseneck took such chances as would have driven a less cool man grey-headed. Cape Horn was reached and passed in a gale that was enough to "blow the whiskers off old Neptune"—to use the words of the sailmaker. But though the sea. was running mountains high, the captain disregarded the earnest protests of his officers, and swung the ship round on her northward way without even taking the trouble to get an offing from the menacing coastline. By a special providence he weathered that treacherous cape, and though the Andromeda all but laid her weary bones to rest on the shores of the Falklands, an opportune shift of wind enabled her to beat off at the last moment, and hasten on. At times, far head. like a faint, elusive will- o'the-wisp, a tiny curl of smoke would appear; and fixing his eyes on this sign of the enemy's presence, Gooseneck would swear that nothing should stand between himself and victory. Then, one day, the curl of smoke ahead grew in size. Soon it was possible to dis tinguish a funnel shooting up out of the heaving surface of the sea, and by the aid of powerful binoculars Gooseneck could make out the crossed keys—white on a black ground—that were the Ajax'e distinguishing marks. And the next day—oh! the happiness that filled Captain Gooseneck's heart—the steamer was broad on the beam. The captain could not resist the temptation, and as the sailing- vessel slowly forged ahead, he took the end of a rope and waved it mockingly to the angry figures on the Ajax's bridge. He was offering to tow thom home! But a flat calm took the Andromeda in the Doldrums, and Gooseneck had the chagrin ot seeing his rival steam leisurely past him, whilst he lay there helpless to resent. He sat idly on the taffrail, whistling for the breeze that would not come, and watching the steamer disappear beneath the northern horizon. He thought ruefully of that wagered pay-day; thought of many foolish words he had spoken-and forgot all when a strong gust swept up over the smooth water, tearing it into little wavelets that seemed to be laughing in glee. The Bay of Biscay welcomed the Ajax with such a gale as is rare even in that haunt of a tumultuous Boreas. For a matter of a dozen hours the steamer laboured heavily in the trough of the tremendous sea then running, and the engineers' faces grew grave and long. With a heavy quarter sea the modern "tramp" is a woeful object. She has no sails to steady her against the play of the sea; and she rolls in such sickening lurches that the heart flies to the mouth at every heave. The day that had been grey with storm was dwindling away into the misty twilight that heralded the night, when the chief engineer of the steamer made his way cautiously to the bridge, and there, buffeted by wind and spray, told the Captain that his engines would not be able to stand such battering for much longer. "The thrust-blocks are workin' awful loose," he cried-anything less than a howl would have been inaudible in the gale-" an' I doot the propeller's michty near to fallin' off. Anither dizen hoors like the&e last, an' we'll be seein* things, ye'll ken." "Will she hold out a few hours longer?" asked Sleek. "If you can patch her up a bit till then, we'll manage to weather this blow. The Andromeda will be logging four- teen knots in this wind, and she'll be over- hauling us as fast as if we were standing still. It isn't the pay-day I'm think about, Mac—it's the ship's name. Hang it all!" he burst out violently, Gooseneck said his old wind-jammer could sail round this craft!" The Scotsman's eyes flashed. "Did he say that? Weel, sirr, I'll drive the little ehippie all she'll go. I'll melt the bearin's and break the thrust-blocks awa' frae their moorin's before I'll hae a sailin'-ship body laugh at ma engines." And he went below to whfre the whirling masses of steel buzzed in agony. But at midnight something, with a crash like the crack of doom, seemed to collapse. The steamer gave a long, shuddering heave, and the engines whizzed round madly for one brief instant. Then a dull, unearthly stillness took the place of the row that had deafened every ear. Sleek stood on the bridge grasping the rails and peering through the storm with salt-blinded eyes. Startled from his abstraction by the sudden quietness, he turned for an explanation. A grimy figure wa? mounting the ladder. It was the chief engineer and Sleek clutched him by the shoulder. For the love of Heaven, Mac," he cried, what's gone wrong with the old coffee- mill?" The chief was as unmoved as chief engineer could be. She'd just twisted, the propeller aff hersel' he remarked calmly. She's torn a great piece oot, an' the water's runnin' in like a mill-race. I've got all the pumps workin' as hard as they'll gang, but the water's risin' fast, and it's nearly up tae the fires moo. Ye'll need to abandon the bit shippie, I doot." Sleek's face expressed every tsagic feeling that the human visage is oapable of showing. Surprise, chagrin, despair chased eaoh other over his features, and he wrung his hands. A light crept slowly up astern, flickering uncertainly, now dying away, now re-appear- ing as the ship that bore it rose to the top of a wave. It was green, and looked very small in all that vast waste of waters. In response to a hurried order a rocket soared aloft from the bridge of the Ajax. Another followed, then another. Still that tiny light held on its blinking way, and Captain Sleek lifted up his voice in anathema on the mis- guided wastrels who would let their fellows drown. "It's that Gooseneck. I'll wager," he said to the chief, as the two men watched the flicker dying away ahead. The coward's deserting us. H'm! I might have known better than to expect anything from a young- ster like th £ ±—all blow and gilt-edge. And a wind-jammer, too! Fancy a sailing-ship helping a steamer!" "Weel," responded Mae, "there's times when you've got tae sink yer pride, an' this is one o' them. For my adn part, I'd tak' help frae a Deal hobbler. But I doot ye're oot o' your reckonin' a bit if ye say he's des a.irtin ye. He's fceavin' to, or I'm a Dutchman." The engineer was right. The green light, that seemed to be so quickly disappearing, vanished utterly. Then, while men held their breath, a tiny red light blazed out in its place. An answering rocket shot high into the storm-filled sky, and, as it fell, Sleek made out a small object battling with the waves. Another rocket went up, and the object resolved itself into a boat. He may be a young man," said Sleek, handsomely, but he's got an old head on his shoulders. Now, no man but one who knew his job would have climbed up to wind- ward like that. There! he's filling once more. He's going to stand down to leeward to pick up his boat. And that's the man I sa-id I wouldn't stop to pick up, no matter what happened!" It is a matter of history now how the Andromeda saved the men of the Ajax. One sea rescue is so much like another that it is unnecessary to enter into detail; but every man from the steamer was saved. With a change of dTy clothing, and a steaming glass of something hot before him, Captain Sleek paid generous tribute to the nautioal skill of his rival. I'm blessed if I could have done it better myself," he said. I give up—you're beet man. Will you shake hands?" Gooseneck passed his hand over the table. Touching that little matter of a pay- day," began the elder man presently. Better keep that to buy yourself new duds," said Gooseneck.
I A mAd j v It 10 BILIUUOiltat). It is with the greatest of pleasure," writes Mrs. Durham, of 22, King Street, B roughton, that I write to express my satisfaction foi the benefit I have deriveo from taking Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills. I was a martyr to Biliousness, accompanied by dizziness, when I was ad vised to take Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills. I found them a most excellent remedy for the complaint men tioned, so I can confidently recommend them as a wonderful medicine, which should be kept in every home." The first essential of good health is to keep the stomach in a sound condition. It is not the quantity of food we eat, but what we digest and assimilate, that nourishes the body. When the stomach and organs of digestion and nutrition arf diseased, and the food eaten is only im- perfectly digested, there is loss of nutrition, and the body loses strength as a natura' consequence. Not only does the systen suffer from lack of nourishment, but tl:: derangement of the organs must caus further complications. Indigestion is most prevalent cause of Constipation which in its turn causes Biliousness am all its attendant evils. Dr. Morse's Indiai Root Pills get at the cause as no othe remedy does. They aid the digestion an- assimilation of food cleanse the stomach purify the blood, and are a perfect remed for all complaints arising from Kidney ani Liver trouble, Indigestion, Constipation, and Female Ailments. Sold by Chemists and Stores, price 1/1! per bottle, or The W. H. Comstock Co., lid., 21, Farringdon Avenue, London, -E.C.
For Women Folk. HOMELY HINTS AND DAINTY DISHES After a carpet has been swept rub over with a coarse cloth wrung out of some strong salt and water, wash aU furniture with tepid vinegar and water, using a leather. Buff window-blinds can be cleaned with fine bath- brick and flour. For ordinary dusting during summer months use a damp leather ihstead of usual dry duster. To Spice Mackerel Clean the fish and take out the bones. For six fish mix together one teaspoonful each of ground cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. Spread this over the inrides of the fish, sprinkle with salt, and close tightly. Place in an earthen dish, cover with vinegar, and bake in a moderate oven for about an hour, or till you can push a skewer through easily. Emergency Toast In case of illness, or on any occaeion when toast is wanted in a hurry and no fire is available, it can be made with the use of a gas ring in the following manner: Heat an ordinary laundry iron on the gas, and when thoroughly hot wipe clean, then press the bread lightly on the iron for a few seconds, and very godd toast will be the result. To Cook a Very Old Fowl Pick, draw. and wash fowl, then tie it up in cloth, put into saucepan of warm water, let come to the boil, then simmer for two or two and a half hours. Leave in saucepan until cold to retain its goodness, then bake in hot oven just to brown about half an hour. Make stuffing as usual, and bake in a separate dish. The fat on top of saucepan put over fowl when putting into oven, then pcur off when dishing up. You will find this turn out nice and tender. Calendar for Pickling Red cabbage, August; white cabbage, tember and October; walnuts, about mdddle of July. Othens as follows: July, French beans, radish pods; July and August, cauli- flowers, cucumbers, onions, nasturtiums, gherkins, and artichokes; end of July and August, tomatoes, chillies, capsicums; mid- summer to Michaelmas, shallots and garlic; September, mushrooms. Mixed piokles should be commenced about the middle of May. and the different vegetables prepared and added as they come into season. Most of the fruit used for pickling is in season from Juale to August.
A 1 Shirt and Collar Diesmm.-l, Minny-st., Catfcays. LENSEED COMPOUND" for Co*gtis ud CoMs. BeHe?ea ?thma and diSc?t breaching, %4., 1/1. eM69
[Sleep Waiker's Crime I SLEW HIS MOTHER WHILST IN DREAM I A terrible occurrence is reported from Kragujevac, in Servia. A young well-to-do fa.rmer named Milan Suhovic gave himself up to the police, and with bitter sobs con- fessed that he had murdered his aged mother, to whom he was deeply attached, while in his sleep. According to the story told by Subovic he dreamt that his mother was being greatly annoyed by a disreputable woman, and that he went to her assistance and slew the woman with a hatchet. When he awoke in the morning he recalled the dream, and went to his mother's bedroom to tell her about it. To his horror ho found her dead in bed and a blood-bespattered hatchet lying beside her. Then he noticed that his own hands and shirt were stained with blood, and the horrible truth was borne in upon him that he had killed his mother while he was dream- ing. As it was ascertained that the relations between mother and son were always ex- tremely affectionate, the Public Prosecutor set the matricide free.
MEDICOS AND AN/ESTHETICS The administration of anaesthetics now a vexed question in medical circles, was dis- cussed A at some length yesterday at the meeting of the General Medical Council in London Sir Donald Macalister, in his presi- dential address, said the council would be called on to consider whether it was expe- dient in the public interest to confer in future on dentists, who had no medical quaxi- fication, general anaschclics. Either it was kept in mind,first, that unless skilled attention was given to the state of the patient's bodily health, no gene-ral anaesthetic was invariably "safe," and, secondly, that in dental practice the anaesthetist was often the operator also, it would be seen that the proposal contained in the Bill now before Parliament was not without some justification in the interest of the public protection. The council, Sir Donald added, held that fresh legislation was neither expedient nor necessary at the present time, with the object of requiring from candidates for medical qualifications, evidence of having received practical instruc- Ition in the administration of anaesthetics.
DISESTABLISHMENT CAMPAIGN! It is understood (says the "Times" political note writer) that there has recently been some friction between certain officials of the Welsh National Liberal Council and of the Campaign Committee which was appointed early in the year, as to the way in which the campaign in favour of Welsh Disestab- lishment has been conducted, particularly at Aberystwith. The difficulty, it is believed, has now been composed, two or three more meetings which will shortly be held in Wales will conclude the work of the Campaign Committee for the present. The Welsh mem- bers fully expect that when Parliament re- assembles after Whitsuntide the fate of the Welsh Disestablishment Bill will be made clear.
IRISH WRECKERS; I The County Leitrim constabulary are in- vestigating a remarkable affair at Cherry-j brook, two miles from Manor Hamilton. Early yesterday morning an extensive creamery was found aJmost in ruins. Win- dows were smashed, and the e-nrtrance door had been burst open by the hurling against it of heavy stones. The machinery had been re- moved, and scattered along the country road, portions of it being irreparably damaged. Altogether twenty-nine pieces of machinery were gathered together by the constabulary. It appears that the farmers in the district had been negotiating for the purchase of the creamery, which was owned mainly by a syndicate of English and Scotch capitalists.
"SHOUTING AND HAMMERING" I Arthur Berens, Moy-road, Cardiff, was sum- moned at Newp-ort to-day for wilfully obstructing the footway in High-street. Mr. Treharne Morgan, from the town-clerk's office, said defendant was an auctioneer, carrying on sales at 10, High-street. The crowd outside on Saturday night, the 15th II inst., was so large that foot passengers had to go on the road in order to get around them. Police-constable England said he could not keep the people on the move. They were attracted by the shouting and hammer- ing. The Bench dismissed the summons, but thought that Mr. Beirens might conduct his business in a more orderly manner.
I THE CROSS FOR THE SWORD Lieutenant Calvin P. Titus, 14th United States Infantry, who as & bugler was the first man to scale the walls of Peking when the American troops relieved their Legation from the Boxer siege in 1900, will become a chaplain in the Army. His valour in the Chinese campaign brought him a medal of honour and an apepointment to West Point, from which he was graduated in 1905. A few months ago he resigned from the service in order to enter religious work in civil 'ife, but has decided to do work in the Army, first becoming an ordained minister.
I LADIES' LARGE SIZED HATS. Dr. Frederic Cowen told the members of the Handel-Mendelssohn Festival choir, at a rehearsal last night, that numerous letters had been received complaining that the very large hats worn by some of the ladies pre- vented people seeing the conductor. He sug- gested that the hats should be removed al- together, or that mantillas or tam-o'-shanters should take their place. (Laughter.) What the size of the hats would be by the time I another festival came round it was alarming tr consider.
WINNER OF THE BALLOON RACE I The result of the International Balloon I Baoe from Hurlingham on Saturday is as follows:— u 1 -Mr. John Dnnville's Banshee. 2.—Major 8dr A. Banmerman, Bart.'s, If Sa. telli te." 3.-Hon. C. S. Rolls's If Mercury." 4.—Mr. G. Brewer's Vivienine." Under the International Federation roles the oommittee of the Aero Club have been compelled to uphold the protest against Ziegler" (Germany), which landed nearest the specified destination.
NATIONAL PAGEANT OF WALES. THE BOOK OF WORDS is now on Sale at all Book- sellers, Newsagents, and Railway Bookstalls. Price SIXPENCE. Postage, 2;d. extra. WESTERN MAIL LIMITED CARDIFF.
I PICKINGS FROM "PUNCH." I OTJB "MOUNTED" FORCES. Inquiring Trooper (new to the ways of the Territorial Army): Now, what becomes o' these 'orses when we break camp? Horse Contractor: Why, bless yer, they've got to go and 'oss four or five camps after this! Trooper; Then, I suppose in time of war. 'bout six of us would 'ave to ride one 'orse? Robinson (to Jones): I say, old man, have you a loose fiver aibout you? J ones; Why—er—would you believe it, I met Smith just now, and he had the nerve to ask me for it. Robinson: He got it, of course? Jones: N-no, he didn't! I told him I o-wed it to you! Robinson: Ah! Jones: But I find I was mistaken. I don't owe you a sou! I've paid up every cent I've borrowed of you, and promise you here and now never to. pester you again for money. It was a shame—a beastly shame—but don't be alarmed, it'll not occur again! Good day! Robinson (dizzily): Good day!
I DOCS OUT AFTER DARK. Tom Lloyd Evans, Clytha Park; Frederick Sadler, Milman-street; Henry Alexander, Eveswell-street; and Henry Stephen Chubb, Waterloo-road, were all summoned at New- port to-day for allowing dogs to stray after dark, contrary to an order of the local council. Mr. Mon-gara (from the town-clerk's office) prosecuted. The Chairman (Mr. G. R. Ma.rtyn): What if a dog runs-out at night? Mr. Morgan: Then the owner is liable. The Chairman: Then I hope the police will not come up around Stow Park. Each of the defendants were ordered to pay 4s. 6d. costs.
DUTCH CAFE, near Queen-street Station, one of the quaintest in the world. Afternoon Teas with our delicious Bread and ButteT.-ftevens, Confectioner, I Limited, Cardiff. a"
Visions ot the Devil" WOMAN'S LEAP FROM C. W.R. TRAIN At Neath to-day Eleanor Georgina Morgan was brought up in custody charged with attempting to commit suicide near the Great Western Railway station by jumphing out of the up express on the 12th of May. Evidence was given to the effect that while Mr. and Mrs. Taylor were in the same compartment with the defendant and were looking the other way she opened the, r and jumped out. She was found on tlle: metals by a packer, named Hunkin, and was removed to the workhouse infirmary, where she was arrested this morning. Dr. Morris, who attended her, said she made E-everal statements. She stated that she had visions of the devil, and that he was after her. On one oooasiou she told witness that he was the devil, and that he had come to take her to Dr. Morris said that her mental condition improved, but she still needed careful attention. Her parents undertook to take cha.rge of her, and she was handed over to their care by the magistrates.
THE STORED RIFLES. We are able to state (says the "Daily Tele- graph") that many thousand stands of arms are sto-red in the sub-basement of Lloyds Bank in the Strand, nearly opposite the law courts, and, in connection with this fact, to give the explanation of the stories of a sup- posed German invasion which have lately been so widely circulated, and have found their way into Parliament in the form of a series of questions. The arms-mod-ar-n rifles—are stored under the bank with the full knowledge and con- sent of the manager. It has been intimated that Earl Roberts is not unaware of the matter, and that tha weapons were actually bought from our own Government, being old Martinis, for a very proper purpose. Their destination is explained by the following communication which has been received. The Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs has purchased a large quantity of old rifles for the purpose of conversion into miniature rifles, and their bankers, having large vaults, have stored them temporarily until they are required. The rifles are all packed in cases, which occupy practically the whole space beneath the bank, only narrow passages being left between them. It is said that there are about a quarter of a million altogether.
VICTIM OF THE CAMORRA Rome, Wednesday.—According to news- paper reports from Naples, a discovery has been made among the papers comprising the dossier in the case against the members of the notorious Camorra organisation whioh may almost be regarded as proving conclu- sively that the unfortunate American police agent, Petrosino, who was murdered recently at Palermo, was himself a victim of the Camorra. The discovery consists of a tele- gram from Petrosino to the police superin- tendent at Naples, which is re-produced in the newspapers this moi-ing. It runs as followsHave discovered Camorra leader, Errioone. Know his hiding-place; hold him I under my hand; will arrest him and sent him to you on receiving your instructions." There can be little doubt that it was as a result of the contents of this telegram becoming known to certain members of the Ca.morra that Petrosino was murdered.— Central News.
"IMITATION ZAMBUK P" I Madeleine Pratt (46), a widow, was charged on a warrant at Cardiff to-day with obtain- ing 3d. by false pretences from Mary Alder. Mr. J. H. Cross (Messrs. Harold Lloyd and Cross) prosecuted. The advocate explained that the woman was charged with selling an imitation of Zadnbulc. Detective-sergeant Victor Kellett said he arrested the woman at her home in Loftus-street. When told he had a vra-rrant for her arrest on the charge, she asked. "How did I defraud?" Prisoner made a long state n en t to the bench, and aid she was engag^ by another person as a can vasser at 8s. a week and 6d. a dozen commis- sion. Mr. Cress asked for a remand until Wednesday next, but objected to bail, as she had stated that she was employed by the Zambuk Company. The remand on L25 bail was granted.
EBBW VALE DOCTORS' FUND A mass meeting of the Cwm and Waunllwyd section of the workmen's doctors' fund payees was held in a field near the Victoria Arms Hotel, Cwm, last evening. Mr. F. Grif- fiths presided. In his opening he said they had received a letter from the secretary of the doctors' fund giving them the result of the meeting held at Ebbw Vale, at which it was decided to submit the whole case to arbitration. It was agreed to abide by the award of the arbitrator. A resolution was passed expressing regret that the doctors' fund committee could not see their way clear to propose the ballot for committee men until after the arbitration, award, and that they be appealed to to re-ballot after the result of the arbitration.
I TURKISH PRIEST'S CRIME. The story of a revolting murder com- mitted by a Mohammedan priest comies from Sarajevo. It is alleged that the priest, Hamdo OrniC, enticed Muetapha Pattovio, a meiroharot, to the hills, near Orahovioa, in order to dig up hidden treasure. The mer- chant, at the request of the priest, took about £ 40 in money with him, and begam to ddig at the spot pointed out to him. When the priest saw that the hole was big enough to receive a. man's body he seized a hatahet, with wthioh he split the merchant's head open. After robbing the merchant he buried the body in the hole, returned to the town, discharged a debt, and gave the remainder of the money to his wife. He was arrested, and is now in prison.
V I FRENCH TOBACCO SMOKINC The consumption of tobacoo in France is, s,) a Paris contemporary says, terribly on the increase. In 1908 there were consumed nineteen millions of cigars of foreign make, and five hundred and sevety-seven millions of French manufacture. The total amount ex- pended in sanoke is given at 126,000,000 francs, or £ 5,040,000. Our contemporary, in adding that the Anti-Tobacco Society will have some reason for an outcry at these figures, some- what illogically tells its readers a story of a.n old lady, a Mrs. Snoy, who celebrated her 107th birthday recently, and maintained that the secret of her longevity lay in her pipe, whioh she had smoked regularly from the time she was twelve years old.
FIRE AT CABINET WORKS. A destructive fire broke out last night in Iligh-srtreet, Whitechapel, a.t the Castle Works, owned by Messrs. Zinikin, cabinet- makers. The building, lSOft. by 30ft., was ?Oft. by Mt., wa-s used as a workshop and for stores, and con- tained very inflammable material. The two top floors were blazing fiercely when the first fire engines arrived, and nothing could be done except to save the adjacent buildings, which were in great danger of being involved. In this the firemen were partly successful, but a second building was seriously damaged. The loss is estimated at £ 8,000.
ALLEGED "LONG FIRM" FRAUDS Charles Baker, 33, licensed victualler, and Frederick White, 31, commission agent, were cfaarged on nemaaid before Alderman Sir Alfred Newton at the Mansion House, London, yesterday, with obtaining money by false pretences on what is known as the long Arm" system. It was alleged that the prie- oners had carried on fictitious businesses in various parts of London, under the names of J. Williams and Co., H. Davis, J. Platt and Co., W. Harvey Burrows, J. and G. Staple3, Henry Ladwell, and A. Huish and Co., and obtained considerable quan titiee of goods from persons who had been duped by specious references and other customary devices. The magistrate committed the pris- oners for trial at the Central Criminal Oourt.
IGNORANT OF THE LAW Captain T. Owen Edwards prosecuted George Henry Ash ton at Cardiff Police-court to-day for a breach of the Factory Acts, and explained that the defendant took prc-miges in Woodville-road last February, and there used a circular saw for cutting firewood. No notice had been given to him (Captain Edwards), but he quite appreciated the fact that the defendant was ignorant of the law. Mr. Milnor-JQr; fined defendant 6s.
I VOTES FOR WOMEN." The clamour of the suffragettes is increas- ing in persistency. A meeting on the need of votes for women is announced for to-morrow afternoon at three o'clock in the crush-room at the Park-hall, Cardiff The principal speakers are Miss Annie Kenney and Miss May Allen. The meeting is under the auspices of the National Women's Social and Political Union.
"LRNSEED COMPOUN D" for Coughs and Colds. &eUev«c Asthma, and difficult breathing. 9td.. 1/14. e6658 DRY CLZANING-1 Htnar-Anet. Cathay*.
Man's Jaw Broken CIPSY SENT FOR TRIAL AT SWANSEA Henry Riley, gipsy, was charged at Swan- sea County Police-court to-day with doing grievous bodily harm to John Fury, a travelling hawker, of Pontypridd, and break- ing his jaw by throwing a stone at him. Mr. R. T. Leyson prosecuted, and Mr. II. Thompson defended. Prosecutor said that at 5.30 p.m. on the 19th of May he wa6 driving past the King's Bridge in Loughor in a gig with another man, when defendant came out of the public-house and hurled a stone at him, striking him on the left side of the face. Police-sergeant Woods said that he found the stone (produced) in the gig afterwards. When he arrested defendant the latter said, "I never saw the stone before Fury struck me on the back of the head. I was afraid of him and ran away." Dr. H. Thompson said the prosecutor suf- fered from a compound fracture of the left side of the jaw. Mr. Leyson said the only explanation of the assault was bad feeling between the families of Riley and Fury. Mr. Thompson said there was a serious con- flict of evidence, and called witnesses for the defendant. The Bench afterwards com- mitted defendant for trial.
NEWMARKET NOTES. (Y-ROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) XE i\ .ilARKET, » ednwaay. OAXS GALLOPS. Eiectra, a. nice mile and a quarter. Bonny Hay, a good vLe and a half. Princess de Gallee cantered. MANCHESTER CUP WORK. Cargill, a striding mile and a. half. All Black and RushcutUr, a ueeful mile. Lafayette, a useful mile. SALFORD BOROUGH HANDICAP SPINS. Bellatrix, a gooo fix furlongs. Hanover Square, a good mile. Gienesky, a good seven furlongs. Deiseepoir, "Ix furiongs siiarply. EPSOM MEETING. SELECTIONS FOR THURSDAY. Durdane Plate-DIXXA KEN II. Cironation Cup—SAN10 sTRATO. Royal Stakes—CINDER KING (good). Great Sui-rey Handicap-SAN ANTONIO. Horton Plate-SHY LAD.
TO-MGRROW'S RACING. I EPSOM SUMMER MEETING. EPSOM SU MMER MEETI NC. —The RIDDLESDOWlT SELLING PLATE of 200 sovs, for three-year- olds and upwards; mares and geldings allowed 31b. Seven furlongs on the New Course. —The GREAT SURREY FOAL STAKES of 1000 sovs, for two-year- olds; colts 8st 121b, fillies est 91b; winners extra; second to receive 50 sovs. Five fur- longs. Mr A James's f by Sainioln-Charm ."Marsh B 9 Sir J Thursby'e Greenback. Hallick 9 0 The abova have arrived. Mr H Cholmondeley's San Antonio .Blackwell B 9 Mr R Dalgleieh's Roeness G Chaloner 8 9 Major Fife's John Spiendid .H Darling 8 9 Mr W Munandd Sun bright. Private 8 9 Duke of Portland's Mountain Gun. W »> augh 8 9 Lord Savile's c by Eager-ChaMneh Major Beatty 3 9 Mr M Smith's c by St Aidan-Antlgon 1-rivate 8 9 Mr M Smith's Condolence.Pickering 8 9 Sir John Robineon's Willonyx .S Darling 8 9 Mr H Cholmondetey's Tiercet Hoyle 8 6 Sir D Coopa' Pearl River .Bla.ckwell 8 6 Mr M Gurry's c by Persimmon—Talma Hartigan 8 6 Mr J Simons Karrison'ci Bud .Pratt 8 6 Mr J H Hoole'e Osryua H Sadler 8 6 Mr A James's f by X'ersimmon—Fascination Maieh 0 6 Mr J Reis's Canacraig Jennings 8 6 Mr L de Rothechild's Santa Fina Watson 8 6 Mr W H Walker's Charles O'Malley ..Fergusson 8 6 Capt C P B Wood's Culmington .Ha.rtigan 8 6 Mr J Simoss Harris's f by St Frusquin—Rosaline Taylor 8 3 Mr II Cholmondeley's Welbury .Robinson 8 3 Sir Alan Johnstone's Glase Court Gunter 8 3 Mr M Smith's f by Winkfield-The Only One Private 8 3 Mr W Hall Walker's Dorothy Court ..Ferguson 8 3 —The CORONATION CUP, a piece of plate value 200 sovs and 1000 sovs in specie; mares and geldings allowed 31b. The Derby Course, about one mile and a half. Mr W R Gage's Turbine Piatt 6 9 6 The above have arrived. Mr J R Keene's Ballot S Darling 5 9 6 Col E W Baird'e Wool Winder Enoch 5 9 6 Mr A Belmont's Norman III .Watson 4 9 3 Mr A Belmont's Fair Play II Joyner 4 9 3 Mr J Buchanan's Mountain Apple H Darling 4 9 3 Mr J B Joel's Dean Swift Mortona 9 3 Mr L de Rothschild's Santo Strata. Watson 4 9 3 Mr W H Walker's White Eagla Fergusson 4 9 3 Mr J R Keene's Colin S Darling 4 9 3 Lady de Bathe's Yentoi F Darling 5 8 10 Mr G Faber'e Bushranger .Day 5 8 10 Mr P Nelke's Lagos .Pickering 4 8 7 Mr J P Arkwright' Battle-axe Davlco 3 8 0 Mr J R Keene's Esperanto S Darling 3 7 7 —The ROYAL STAKES (handicap) of 10CG sovs; winners extra; sooond to receive 50 sovs. Six furlongs. Mr A E Bowen's Master Hopeon Hoyle 6 9 4 Duke of Montrose's Raeberry McGregor 4 8 10 Mr A H Ledlie's Americus Girl In Ireland 4 8 9 Mr C Hibbert's Fire Clay Nightingall 6 7 9 Mr R Mills's Prester Jack F Hartigan 3 7 6 Lord Bosebery's Perdiccas S Darling 3 7 5 The above have arrived. Capt N Anfr's Hallaton R C Dawson a 9 12 Mr H P Whitney's Delirium Joyner 4 8 10 Mr Sol Joel's Poor Boy C Peck 4 8 3 Mr A Spalding's Ouadi Haifa Goodgaraes 5 8 2 Mr J R Keene's Helmet II S Darling 3 7 13 Mr A P Cunliffe's Canonite Lewis 3 7 3 Mr W Brodrick Cioete's Quercus. C Marsh 4 7 8 Mr C S Donnelly's Buckwheat R C Dawson 3 7 8 Mr C Meyer's Cinder King .Capt Dewhurst 3 7 3 Mr J W Larnach's Pinshead ..Sanderson, jun 3 8 7 —The DURDANS PLATE (handicap) of 1000 sovs; winners extra; second to receive 50 sovs. One mile and a quarter and about 66 yards. Mr A Stedall's Simonson _Nightingall 6 7 9 Mr H Lythain's Seaham Wootton4 7 4 The above have arrived. Mr H P Whitney's Dinna Ken II Joyner 5 9 0 Lord Carnarvon's Bembo R C Dawson 4 8 5 I Mr Sol Joel's Arranmore C Peck 4 8 3 Mr P Nelke's Summer .Pickering 5 7 8 Mr J R Keene's Esperanto S Darling 3 7 3 Mr E Cohen's Vitange F Darling 4 7 10 Mr S Gollan's c by Collar-Freda. Day 4 6 12 —The HORTON SELLING PLATE (handicap) of 200 sovs; winner to be sold for 100 sovs; winners extra. Five furlongs. Mr B Tdpr'6 Peter Parley Duller 4 9 4 Mr ¿; Baee J:\e. :F' Darling Mr H Lytham'e King Sapphire Wootton 5 8 9 Mr P P Peebles's Roc-canna Peebles 5 8 7 Mr C V Tabor'e c by Amphion—Slipaway Tabor 4 8 i 2 Mr R Wootton's Rhyme. Wootton 4 8 1 Mr II O'Rourke's Arbutus Phillips 3 8 0 Mr P Gleeeon's Tozer .Glee6on 5 713 Capt M Hughee's Dik-Dik .Davies 3 7 12 Mr G Alton's Aurelia .McKenna. 4 7 11 Mr A Stedall's g by St Maclou—Virtue Sadler, jun 3 7 7 Mr C Hobson's Lady Edith P,I,-tley 3 7 3 Mr John Coleman's DalUa Coleman 3 7 2 Th,3 above have arrived. Mr E Cohen's Shy Lad P Darling a 9 1 Mr J J Parkinson's Ring the Bell In Ireland 4 8 11 Mr E Binns's Malineo Armstrong 4 8 9 Mr J Nugent's Well Done .In Ireland 4 8 5 Mr Sol Joel's Sir Stan .C Peck 3 8 5 Major Joicey's Twinkle Il Waller 4 8 4 Lord Sefton'e James T Leader 6 8 2 Mr D Wells's Syncopate Itooney a 7 10 Mr J Fallon's Mac Naoimh Fallon 3 7 9 Mr W H L Ewart's Mitraiu« .A B Sadler 3 7 9 Mr J Matthews's Amerendian .McKmma 5 7 8 Mr J Hammond's Rising Dawn .Jarvia 4 7 8 Mr C Hibbert's Mr Ooley .Nightingall 5 7 7 Lord Michelham'¡ Maltster .Davies ;3 7 7 Mr L de Rothechild's Cataian -T Cannon, jun 3 7 6 Mr H Fitzroy's Greyburn I'Anson 4 7 6 Mr C DouldJe g by Galashiels-Maxtha III. Robinson 3 7 4 Mr J H Locke's The Stocks .RWI5cll 4 7 I
CARDIFF EXCHANGE SPORTS AND GYMKHANA. SOPHIA GARDENS, JUNE 19th, 1909. FIRST RACE, 2.30 p.m. OPEN EVENTS. 440 YARDS FLAT HAJTDICAP. 120 YARDS FLAT HANDICAP. ONE MILE FLAT HANDICAP. TENT PEGG-ING, VICTORIA CROSS BACK, BENDING RACE, BALACLAVA M.ELEE. Also Events for Members of the Exchange and their StatTs. For full particulars apply The Secretaries, 14, The Exchange. e764 NO LIMIT. WHY SEND MONEY ABROAD? WE TRUST YOU. Small credit weekly accounts opened from £1 up- wards. Business may be done by letters.-F. DUNCAN and SONS, Turf Accountants, 8, Mason's-avenue, Guildhall, London, E.C. e754 NEWPORT HURDLE RACES AND STEEPLECHASES AT CAERLEON. WHIT-MONDAY AND 'TUESDAY, MAY 31st and JUNE 1st, 1909. SIX RACES EACH DAY. Good Entries. Racing Commences Both Days at Two o'clock. Admission to Course, One Shilling. Lnncheoaxs are proTided on the Course. e648 TAFF VALE PARK, PONTYPRIDD. WHIT MONDAY-AMATEUR STORTS AND MARATHON RACE FEOM NEWPORT. WHIT TUESDAY-PROFESSIONAL SPORTS AND TROTTING HANDICAP. Particulars, Secretary, GREYHOUND HOTEL. PONTYPRIDD. e684 LOOK OUT FOR EVAN BEES, Barnard's Bing, DERBY DAY.—Evan Bees. fIl51 MVRION9 BASEBALL CLUB require Matoh May 29 Away.-Appiy A. Frieze, 199, Carlisle-street, Splott, Cardiff e796h26 THE ADUL T SCHOOL BOVERS BASEBALL TEAM have a few open Fixturm-Write to F Boucher, Hon. Sec., 163, Pearl-street, Roath, Cardiff. e795h26 R.A.O.B. SPORTS. GRAND ATHLETIC MEETING AND GALLOPING AND TROTTING EVENTS, VIRGINIA PARK, CAERPHILLY, WHIT WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2nd. Entries close MAY 27th certain. Entry Fees for Foot Events, is. ed. each event. e759 DE WINTON GROUNDS, TONYPANDY. JULY 17 and 19, 1909. CAMBRIA DASH £ 65. (B0. Yards Handicap). ZOO YARDS, 600 YARDS, and 1,000 YARDS HANDICAP L16 10s. each. Handicapper, TED LEWIS, Esq., PONTYPRIDD. Entry Pornoa new re"Y.-S"tet&ryl PANDY HOTEL. TONYPANDY. <686
Slater's Life Spared. I COLLAPSES ON HEARING THE NEWS I The Scottish Office announced last night that a reprieve had been granted to Oscar Slater, the man with the twisted nose," who was sentenced to death by Lord Guthrie at Edinburgh on May 7 for the brutal murder of the aged lady, Miss Gilchrist, in her flat in Glasgow. The execution was to have taken place to- morrow at Glasgow. At the trial, which lasted four days, the jury, it is understood, voted as follows: Nine for guilt, five for not proven, and one hoOt guilty. Upon his removal to the cell after the death sentence had been passed Slater is alleged to have said to some detectives, "Look here, I am not the only guilty man; there are others as bad ae me." He subsequently denied making this statement, saying that what he did say was, "After I am dead the guilty party will be found." In view of the commutation of the death sentence, it may be mentioned that so strong is the feeling in Glasgow against a reprieve, that on several occasions when signatures to the petition were solicited the petition was torn up by the angry crowd. In company with the. prison doctor, the governor yesterday entered the condemned cell in which Slater has been confined tinco his removal from Edinburgh, and informed the prisoner that he had been rcspite-d.. Slater collapsed on heating the news, and on being assured that his life had been spared be recovered, and in broken language endea- voured to express his thanks. The decision created considerable surprise in Glasgow. The city magistrates met during the afternoon to complete arrangements for the execution.
I BEGGAR'S BUSINESS CARD. Alexander Thomas (291 and Minnie Thomas (25) wore charged bfeore Messrs. Dan Rad- cliffe and J. W. Courtis at Cardiff to-day with unlawfully allowing their children—James, aged seven, John, agod four, George ,aged two, and Stanley, eight weeks--to I-). in Charles-streot, for the purpose of ndiici-ig, the giving of alms. Detective Gooding prov- ing the case, said he saw the two defendants, who exhibited a printed card, bearing the inscription: — I KIND FRIENDS. lOwing to my being subject to fit and a weak heart, I am unable to work. I ha\e I a wife and four children dependent upon me. I PLEASE HELP.' Witness saw a lady pass them some money, and when he arrested them the male defen- dant came along and said, "It's I am res- ponsible." Prisoner, in defence, said he had followed the occu/pation of a farm labourer, but had had no work for some time. He did not know he was breaking the law, and had no intention of continuing to beg, but some- thing had t obe done to support the children. Mr. Courtis: Yes, but the printed card sug- gests that you intended carrying on this kind of thing. We are anxious to give you a I chance on aconnt of the children, in order that you may get work. We will caution you this time, but if you try it on again there will be no extenuating circumstances, and you will be severely dealt with I
I "I NO STOLE NOTHING." I I' Johan Johansen (23) was charged at Car- diff to-day with entering No. 30, Patrick- etreet, and stealing 7s. 6d., a bra-ss ring, and a knife, the pro-perty of a boatswain's wife, Mis. Elizabeth Nelson, the occupier; a razor and other articles, the property of George Lewis, and, further, with using violence to- wards Mrs. Nelson and also assaulting Mrs. Elizabeth Thole. Mrs. Nelson said the pri- soner came to her house a few days ago, and took lodgings with her, but was sent away on the 24th, as lie had no money, and he left a bag there. Yesterday afternoon, so it was alleged, witness, who had been out, discovered the prisoner in an upstairs room, his hand being in a drawer. "It's all right, missis," said he, "I'm looking for the little Swede," meaning a man lodging there. Witness made I a grab at him, intending to send for the i police, but prisoner gripped her, and beat her about the body. Mrs. Thole came to her help, and she was struck on the eye. The pri- soner was alleged to have then bolted, fol- lowed by the women, and Police-constable Craddock caught him. Prisoner said, "I no stole nothing." A sum of 7s. 2d. was found on him. Prisoner was sent to the sessions.
I TWO BULLETS IN HIS HEART I There was a terrible epidemic of crime in Paris on Monday. Of the dramas and tragedies the most serious occurred in the Rue Letiellier. After living happily together for some time a cabman and his mistress oesc'Ived to regula-rise their situation. The marricuge duly took place, and the couple began to keep house in earnest. But their happiness seems to have flown out of the window. The wife became very exacting. She reproached the cabman because he could not place fashionable dressmakers at her disposal. Tired of married life, he resolved to seek a divorce. There was a desperate quarrel, in the course of which glaS6eS and bottles flew. It ended by the wife ordering her husband to make his 'will. The poor man was afraid to sleep in his own house. He returned home on Monday, when the wife appeared, armed with a revolver. Imme- diately two shots rang out, and the oabma-n fell dead, with two bullets in the region of his heart.
I Shipping Intelligence. I THE FOREIGN MAILS. I To be despatched from London to-morrow, May 71— OUTWARD.-Evening- To Constantinople, Salonika, and Smyrna, paroel mails, via Brindisl. To Canada. and Newfoundland, parcel malls, via Liverpool, per s. Virginian. To Mexico, parcel mails, via Liverpool, per 8. Alexandrian. To West Coast of Africa., parcel mails, via Liverpool, per s. Aiabo.
I MOVEMENTS OF LOCAL VESSELS. I MihJby arrived Savona from the Tyne 24 Trunk?by passed Gibraltar for Bristol 24 Harworth left the Tyne for Ortona 24 Herotnisipool passed Gibraltar for Savona, 22 Thonnaiby passed Gibraltar for Rotterdam 22 Haxby left Hambarg for Barry Roads 25 Mialtby left Newport fotr Venice or Anoona 25 Oa.kby left Antwerp for the Tyne 25 (Xrperby arrived Antwerp from Gibraltar 25 Ormesby left Bordeaux far Bilbao 25 Tbjirlby left Bordeaux for Bilbao 25
LONDON FREIGHT MARKET. I LONDON, Wednesday. There is a fair amount of inquiry for tonnage. Black Seas, Azofe, and Sulinas show little change. Easterns, ore freights, and outward coal tonnage keep steady. Other departments show little cliange. Fix- tures: Karachi to United Kingdom or Continent, 6,000 tons, Its 8d, June; San Lorenzo to United Kingdom or Continent, 4,000 tons, 15s, June; Bilbao to Middlesbrough, 2,800 tons, 46, June.
LOCAL OVERNIGHT CHARTERINGS. I OUTW ARD-STE.AMERS. Cardiff to:- Sheerness, 2s 7id, f.d, Tweed, e,600 tons (Admiralty) Chatham, 2s nd. f.d., Eiterwater, 1,700 tone (Admiralty) Devonport, 2s 3d, f.d., Queensgarth, 2,850 tons (Admiralty) Cronstadt, 5s, 2,800 tons (A R. Miles\ Dartmouth/Portland, 3s 9d, Vectis. 1,150 tons (Eva.ns and Reid) River Plate, 115 6d, 5,000 tons. early June (Bell Bros.) Havre, 4s, Speedwell, 1,300 tone (L. Gueret, Limited) Dartmout,h or Portland, 3s lOJd, 480 tons (Evans and Reid) Dieppe, 4s 3d, 1,050 tons (Mojcey, Savon) Newport to:- Bahia Blanoa, 12s, 5,000 tons, ready June 12. Swansea to:— Toronto, 7s 9d, and Catanzaa-a, 8s 9d, 3.000 tons (T. P. Rose, Richards, Limited) Rouen, Sa, Skrim, 850 tons (R. L. Morgan) Rouen, 4a 6d, Ailsa Craig, 730 tons (Thomaa C&en, omas Williams, Bona, and Behenna) St. Malo, 4s 3d coal, 4s 9d fuel, Lillebonne, 1,300 tons (Graigola-Merthyr Company, Limited) Palermo, 8s, Waterloo, 1,600 tons (Cleevee and Co.) surry Port to- Rouen, 56 1, Calais, 4s 9d, Lyra das, 950 tons (Harrison, Tidswetl, and Co.)
LOCAL TIDE TABLE. N I 5 I I ■» I I ? I o .xl E-4 0 SI 3 II' ? S a d I i j I 2 t I a ? I 1-3 ? U O 5to. 10 60 11 8 1;;) Z 34 Wed- E. 11 14 131 35 11 13111 17 1 11 34111 34 dftv, E. 18 11124 0 26 926 41 ￼ 6 My.26Ht 28 3 18 11 | 24 0 26 9 26 4 25 6 Th'i-s-1 M. 11 4o ) — 11 44 11 46 0 2 0 3 dv?-. EH. t 1 28 01 17 11 41 2 — 7 1 25 10 1 034 1 0 0 37,3 My.27 f Ht 28 0 ?17 11 ?3 7 25 10 25 1 24 2 My.27 l 24 ± n- 4 M. 0 13 0 34 0 17 I 0 16 1 10 1 _123 ) E. 0 46 1 5 0610471 1 4750 M,8 Ht 28 0117 9 23 7125 6 25 I! 24 2 bstur* » M. I 1 211 1 .381 124 I 2 24 day, ?. 1 56 210 i 156 1 15?, 259 3 0 My.29 13t 2877 10 2 47 26 1 6 26 1 25 4 mn- (M. 2 29 2 42 2 25 i 2 24 332 I 3 32 day. 1 E. 2 57 3 13 2 52 2 65 4 2 4 2 day. E. 2 577 13 8 7 1i 2 6 01 28 1 27 9 1 27 4 21 My.30 Ht.lz9 7 18 7 26 0 1 28 1 27 9 27 1 ilon- »1i. | 3 23 3 4ii 3 18 j 3 i.4 4 28 4 29 day, J E. 3 47 4 8 342 3M 45? 4 54 My.31 Ht 50 3 7 19 9 27 51 951 249 5_4 ,& 1 4 54 Tilts- i M. 4 9 4 ?O 4 "b 4 12 | 5 ID 5 18 dny. E, 4 32 4 611 4 28: 4 33 5 37 5 40 any. 1 f HE, t 31 325 21 0 1 28 8 30 7 310 1 30 5 40 6 E. Dock SilL t Roath Kasnu Alex-andra, Dock-1
Every kind of meat or fish Makes a most attractive disb When relished with a little Hoe's, The Sauce, thait everybody knows. e690 « COAGTTLINB," II KLINX," "TENASITINZ." ohbmU lor mwuHng at thlnga, iMM
SIRHOWY COAL FIGHT THE BARRY BILL PASSED. Lord Camperdown s Committee last even- ing gave its decision (exclusively reported in last night's Pink "Express") on the Barry Bill, which it .passed and ordered to be reported to the House of Lords. The Alexandra Dock Comp-any's clause for the protection" of Newport was rejected. The Barry Company's application was for an Act giving them a number of powers, but the chief might be summed up undor two heads. First, there was their Act of 1907, by whioh they were empowered to construct an addition to their line which would tap the new mineral traffic in the Sn-howy Valley. In that Act there was a clause, -No. 23—inserted at the instance of the opponents to the promoters—whioh was as follows: — Notwithstanding anything in this Act, the rales per ton per mile to be charged in respect of the conveyance of goods and mineral traffic upon the new railways by this Act authorised shall be the same whether the tralfio is destined for or coming from the harbour or doclts at Cair- d'iff, Ponarth, Barry, or Newport. The Barry Company now sought the repeal of that clause, and most of the proceedings before Lord Camperdown'.s Committee a week or two ago was directed to that ques- tion. The result was that the Committee decider) against the company, so that Clause Z3 of the 1907 Act must remain. There have been rumours that the retention of Clause 23 would mean that the company would not proceed with the scheme, but we have reason to believe that the company will consider how best to accord their plans with he; Committee's decision, especially as the oppon?ntc3 produced schemes under which they would be able to agree to satisfactory sattlemeuts with regard to traffic so far as it may be affect.ed by the clause. The Caerphilly Section Tnoro was also the question of a new plan with regard to the route of the new line through the parish of Caerphilly. In 1907 the ioeal authorities, who were not success- ful, objected t-ha-t the line proposed w6111d cut through their drainage and water sys- tems. as well as interfere unduly with the house property of the district. The Barry Company now produced an alternative f-oheaie, whioh, by taking a wider sweep, would obviate the dangers that the Caer- philly people feared. With this in view, they aJked for leave to abandon tho old route and to substitute a new one.
CATHOLICS INDIGNANT An indignation meeting of Roman Catholics was held at St. Peter's School, Roath, cn Tuesday evening. Mr. Harold Turnbull pre- sided, and advocated a conciliatory attitude towards the watch committee. "To prevent the free use of the streets is an insult to the Catholic religion," said Mr. O'Brien, of Gran get own. "Bigotry is at the bottom of it," said another speaker, who, like the chairman, advocated conciliatory measures "for the present. "If it is an attack on our religion, may I point out that the expression of onr religious faith does not begin till we enter the castle grounds," observed another member of the audience. Mr. T. Collins asked why the watch com- mittee did not stop the Church of England procession on Whit-Monday, and why did they not stop the Salvation Army. I protest against the dirty ajid cowardly action," he exclaimed. The Chairman felt they were in rather an awkward position, because Mr. Richards and the police went to the priests. The following resolution, proposed by Mr. Turnbull, was carried with enthusiasm:- That this meeting strongly protests against the action of the watch committee whereby the procession of children on the Feast of Corpus Christi through the main thorough- fares of the city will not, as hitherto, be allowed." A deputation was appointed to wait on Mr- J. T. Richards to-day (Wednesday), and also to wait upon the priests. To the Editor of the "Evening Express." Sir,—Our Roman Catholic brethren appear to be suffering from the intention of the authorities to curtail this annual procession. The statement by the chairman of the watch oommittee-viz., "That the chief and largest of the anaiual processi<)n, is that of Corpus Christi," will, I think, be conceded to he u. great admission in the capital of Welsh Non- conformity !—I am, &c., SHAPLAND DOBBS. 14, Dumfries-place.
A WIFE'S ORDEAL. Elisha Willetts, a labourer, of Vincent-street, Canming Town, was summoned by his wife, Caroline, at West Ham yesterday, who asked for an order of maintenance under the Mar,ried Women's Act. The parties have been married twenty years, and latterly lived very unhappily. They had separated, but went to live together again, the wife, however, saying that she was frequently threatened. After some words on April 19 the imam told the wife to tie up his things or he wonld tie her up, and then left her. Since then she had kept herself and children, by finishing off clothing at 5d. a dozen. She, however, could only do three dozen a. day and could only work four days a week. Out of her earnings she had to pay Is. 6d. a week rent. The defendant sadd he was ordered out of the house, amd was now perfectly willing to work and provide for his wife. Mr. Gillespie ordered him to pay her 10s. a week, and gave her the custody of the two children under sixteen.
EACER CROWD DISAPPOINTED. The Court House at Beaumaris was crowded yesterday morning, when the Angleisey Assizes opened, in anticipation of hearing a breach of promise action, the parties in which occupied high positions. The pTiaintiS was Miss Gladys Lloyd Jones, daughter of Mr. W. E. Jones, X?state agent to the Marquess of Anglesey, and the defendant Mr. Willi-am Sandys Whitehouse, Hiairdwick House, Studley, and now of Barrels Park, Heniley-in-Arden, Warwick- shire. Mr. Ellis J. Griffith, M.P., who with Mr. Arbenrus Jones was brieifed for the plaintiff, informed the judge that the parties had arrived at a settlement, whereby the deftendjant paid the plaintiff substantial damages. The Judge (smiling): I must con- gratulate you. Counsel you know sometimes get biiefsand get nothing to do. The amount of the damages was not divulged in court.
TERRITORIAL COERCION. i Among the resolutions to be submitted to the forthcoming annual meeting of the National Union of Clerks at Bristol is one from Birmingiham protesting against the aiSRumption by employers of a right to dic- tate or suggest to clerks or other servants either participation in, or abstention from, extraneous activities not connected with the due performance of their salaried work; and eepecially against the practice of requiring them to bear arms or undergo a military training. Another resolution condemns those employers who make service in the Terri- torial force a condition of employment, con- sidering it to be a form of conscription, an immoral interference with the leisure time of the employe, and a means of forcing the workers to engage in the defence of the iutefrests of the capitalists.
JEM MACE'S BENEFIT A benefit exhibition was given last evening at the Arena, Villiers-street, London, on behalf of Jem Mace, once the world's cham- pion boxer, who is now in his 78th year. The occasion brought together a number of the most famous living pugilists of England and America, who gave displays of boxing. These included R. Pitzsimmone, C. Mitchell, Young Josephs, J. Driscoll, J. Britt, a,nd others. Fitzsimmonis, who sparred with Cor- poral Sunshine, ex-champion of the Army and Navy, also forged a horse-shoe in the ring. This was offered to the highest bidder, and sold for ten guineas, the purchaser receiving it from the hands of Mrs. Fitz- simmons. Sir C. de Crespigny and other members of the National Sporting Club were present.
TROUBLES OF A J.P. The following letter appears in the our- rent issue of the "Justice of the Peace" :—"As a justice I am frequently called upon to in- terview sundry persons whom I cannot refuse to see. The roads are being tarred, and my carpet is spoilt by the tar introduced by the feet of my interviewers. Have I any remedy against the council concerned or others?" Our contemporary's laconic answer is: "We are afraid not."
Every box of ENGLAND'S GLORY MATCHES used means MORE WORK lor British workpeople.—More- land, Gloucester. e629 BEDS and Matresses renovated.—1, Minny-st., Cathays. «■' ■■ Printed and published by Thomas Jones for the pro- prietors, at 68a, St. Mary-stre«t, in the City of Car- diff; by James Korrnau, Castle-stroet, Swansea; by B. G. Williams, Glebeland-street, Merthyr Tydfil; at the shop of -Air. Wesley Williams, BxidgeJid—all in the County of Glamorgan; by Jaibes Thomas, 22, High-street, Newport; at the shop of Mr. J. F. Caflrey, Monmouth—both In the County of Mon- moutli; at the shop of Mr. David John, Llanelly, in the County of Carmarthen; and at the offices of .M.r. T. A. Davies, The Bulwark, Brecon, in the County of Brocktiock. WEDNESDAY, MAY 26. 1509. I FATAL IF NEGLECTED Why Kidney and Bladder Troubles are so Serious. It used to be thought that only urinary troubles and back- ache were to be traced to the kidneys, but modern science now shows that a great many fatal diseases have their beginning in irregularities of these important organs. j For the kidneys are the blood purifiers. Every three minutes the blood passes through them to be purified. When it reaches the kidneys it is heavily laden with uric acid and liquid waste —when it leaves the kidneys its impurities have been taken out, just as if it had passed through a filter. But when the kidneys are weak and inflamed they cannot keep up with their great work, and clo the poisonous waste is left in the blood, and the whole body is being slowly poisoned. You soon feel languid, dizzy, and worn out. You cannot sleep —cannot eat-and grow impa- tient and melancholy. Puffy circles come under the eyes the ankles swell the muscl es and joints are stiff and rheumatic. There are urinary disorders, and you have to get up many times during the night. Your back is weak and aching —you may have sciatic pains anl lumbago. If you have any of the above symptoms, give your overworked kidneys help at once in Doan's Backache Kidney Pills, of which Cardiff men and women speak so highly. "Every Picture Tells a Story." CARDIFf Case. Mr. A Fryer, the well-known fancy con- fectioner and baker, 49, Bridge-street, Car- di,T, says: For nearly three years I was a great sufferer from kidney complaint; there were dreadful pains in my back and across my loins, and they were particularly severe when I stooped. As time went on I got worse. When I had been taking Doa,n's Backache Kidney Pills a little while I knew they were just the medicine I needed as I felt a lot better. I went on with the pills, and it wasn't long before they completely cured me. My health generally seems brighter since I used these splendid pills. You are welcome to publish this, for the sake of others. (Signed) Alfred Fryer." Over 5i years later our representative had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Fryer, and found him looking in the best of health. "I am pleased to tell you that I am still well," said Mr. Fryer; "and, what is more, I can truthfully say I haven't had the least sign of the old kidney trouble returning I since Doan's Pills cured me, many years Mine is, indeed, a lasting cure." I ?\ ,? p S, \j3ackache a 00' Of all chemist and stores, 2/9 per boxI, 6 boxes, 13/9, or poet free direct trom "(};tOeic¿fjkan (of 8:,t f rfsstef, Oxford-street, Londc.,n W. Ask for Doan's- And Get Doan's, Like Mr. Fryer had.
Passing Pleasantries. j Maude: Mr. Hardcash called on me last night. He's the most engaging talker I ever listened to. Clara: Indeed! What did he say? Maude: He asked me to marry him. Clothes don't make the man/' quoted the dreamer. They made me," said the retired tailor. "And where would I be if it wasn't for suits?" chimed in the successful lawyer. Miss Knox: What was it you said about Miss Gaddy? Mr. Goodly: I said her age surprised me greatly. She doesn't look 30, does she? Miss Knox: No, not now. I supipose she did though, at one time. Briggs A safe conversation rule is: When in doubt talk of the weather. Gibbs: Is it? I met my tailor yesterday, and on my speaking of the weather he replied: Yes, it is unsettled, and that reminds me of that little bill of yours. Jones is the most absent-minded ohap I ever saw. What's he been doing now?" This morning he thought he'd left his w,atoh at home, and theji proceeded to take it out of his pocket to see if he had time to go home and get it." Wife: John, dear, define a philanthropist. Husband: A philanthropist, my love, is a man who gives away other people's money. Wife: And what is a philosopher? I Husband: A philosopher is a man who bears with resignation the toothache from which his neighbour is suffering.
I RUSSIAN RAILWAY THIEVES The St. Petersburg police have just discovered the leaders of a band of international thieves, whom they have arrested, with several of their accom- plices. The ba.-nd, whieh consisted of 300 members,. a 'speciality of railway thefts. It included several young women, who acted as spies. According to one of the papers, the thieves who operated on the railways in the South of Europe had stolen more than 110,000. The leaders were two engineers. In their lodgings a large quan- tity of jewels, valuable merchandise, and all sorts of packages were found.
NUMBERING PEOPLE IN CHINA i China is preparing to take a census of her 400,000,000 people. The oensus is to be a thorough one, and after it is done the faots and figures are to be kept pretty well up to date. One provision of the regulations for officials reads: After the completion of this census all births, deaths, marriages, and adoptions must be reported by the head of the famdly to the local census office or police- sta,tion; the records of families must be revised every two months and records of. individuals every six months, and reports must be made annually to the boa.rd of the interior by the directors general of the census from the various provinces."
I TAX ON DIVIDENDS Washington, Wednesday.-It is stated there is a possibility of a 2 per cent, tax on divi- dends of corporations as a substitute for Income-tax.
Now j HELPLESS FOR 13 YEARS. Zam-Buk Restores Use of Arm and Cures Abscesses and Children's Eczema Mr. William R. Pickles, a master carter. ot 31. Wilbraham-pdace, Scotland-road, Liver- pool, who is well-known about the local maf kets, gave a Liverpool reporter a grapbiO account of wonderful benefits obtained from Zab-Buk. Thirteen years ago I was working as ship's rigger," said Mr. Pickles to the preS6' man, on the Mississippi, at New Orlens Louisiana, U.S.A. I went to bed one nigbt, with a slight pain in the upper part of na1 right arm. When I awoke next morning nl arm was swollen to an enormous size- I went to the City Hospital, but after tbre' operations I was discharged as incuraple. The Britieh Consul at Orleans then kii^ assisted me to get back to Liverpool. I had now lost all the use of my aTlfl What was worse, abscesses were continual'' forming on the arm, causing me terrible P3, io I went first to the Liverpool Northern Ils- pital, and then into the Leeds Infirmary 10 December, 1897. I underwent further c<VeTar lion's, but after I had been nine months J this infirmary I was told that my arm would have to come off. Abscesses continued toO form, and nothing seemed able to heal or give me ease from the terrible pain. O ?, As Zam-Buk had cured me of pile? b?gan to think that there must be extraordinary healing power in Zam-Buk, SO I decided to give this rare balm a chanco on my poor old arm. From the trial appli- cation I got much relief. The swelling grad^" ■» ally subsided, and finally a piece of bone, about an inch long, forced its way througO the skin. The abscess then rapidly dl"- appeared. Zam-Buk healed up the lacerated flesh perfectly, and I now got back the use of my arm, after 13 years' absolute help* lessnees. My four children's faces were terribly di^* figuro by eczema. We tried Zam-BfU ag-ain, and all four children were soon com- pletely cured. Is it any wonder that we are so enthusiastic about Zam-Buk?" e5957
THE NEW FRENCH REMEDY? TH E RAPIONJKSS^ S, ￼ ￼ I mcontinentalHospitalsbyRicord,Rostan, Toll.??, e; eau & others, surpasses everything- hitherto emplo"yed fftot blood pOlson, bad leg-s, blotches,pam & swelling of Jomt8f I kidney.bladder& '!nnary dis"ases. stricttl re, dischar"" plles,g-ravel.pamsm b?ck.?nut,rhfumat'sm? ''xhat'st"?' sleeplessness, &c. Threeform?.No-1.2&3.PrlCOZ? For free advice as to suitab?.tv of Ther?pion ?vri sending stamped addressed envelope, to The Le Cler Medicine Co., Haverstock Road, Hampstead. LondoDo RHEUMATISM AND PARALYSIS. Their Complete Home Cure. CIVEN AWAY TO SUFFERERS I who apply at once. I W. H. Veno, Ph.D., F.S.Sc. (Lond.), t? greatest living authoritv on Rheumatism and Paralysis, has just published a new edition. (lZOth thousand) of his famous book showing how sufferers may cure themselves at home I in the easiest and simplest way-approved ot by many memr- of the clerical, legal, and r medical professions. Preface by a Doctor ot the Wurtzburg University. Before attempt ing any treatment, snfVrers, in their own illwrests, should have this book in their po?' session. Apply for a free copy at onoe to W- H. Veno, Dep. R 24, Cedar-St., Manchester. 292 Are you the woman who bought a bar of Fels-Naptha soap last washing day, read the directions about the Fels-Naptha way, thought she knew better, and then used hot water ? Was it you? You can understand that you mustn't wash the baby with boiling water. Can't you believe us when we say you mustn't use boiling water when you wash clothes with Fels-Naptha soap ? Boiling water will no more give proper results with Fels-Naptha soap than it will with the baby. Next washing day, try Fels-Naptha soap the Fels-Naptha way. If you don't like it, your money back. There! I Laces Soak; rub gently squeeze the water out (don't twist), and rinse. Wind small, fine laces around a bottle rub and squeeze with the hands, and rinse while still on the bottle. Stretch and dry. That's all! Fels Naptha The soap with a Way of its own. taa I