A HOPEFUL SIGN I LOCK-OUT CRISIS. I < PEACE NEGOTIATIONS. I Mabon's Suggestion I Mr. Dalziel, secretary of the Monmouthshire and South Wales Coal owners' Association, informs us that in response to a fvUiggeetion from Mr. William Abraham, M.P. (Ma.bon). the president of the workmen's side of the Conciliation Board, to Mr Fred L. Davis, president of the owners" representatives, that there should be a meeting of the board to oonsider the position in regard to the Miners' Eight Hours Act. which comes into force on the 1st of July next. lis soon as possible after a meeting of the executive of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, whioh is to take place on the 17th inet., negotia- axe in progress for a meeting to comply I with this request. Lord St. Aldwyn as Mediator. I An influential Cardiff coal exporter hw taken steps with a view to induce the South Wales coalownera and the workmen to meet at as early a date as possible with the object of endeavouring to prevent a lock-out in the coalfield. It is understood that Lord St. ALd"wyn, the independent chairman of the feouth Wales Coal Conciliation Board, has, in reply to an inquiry, expressed himself as not unwilling to act as a mediator if invited I to do so by both parties. Scottish Miners' Wages I Invitations are being issued to a special eonferenoe of the Scottish miners' delegates to be held in Glasgow next Tuesday, when the outcome of the meeting of the Concilia- tion Board tho previous day will be con- sidered. The miners are hopeful tha-t the proposed reduction of wages will not be Miforced, but the owners contend that there i.3 no alternative.
"NOT AN ABNORMAL PLACE. I At Cardiff County-court to-day his Honour Judge Owen decided an important point con- tingent upon a strike and the effect upon colliery work, viz.. whether part of the four. foot seam of the Llanbradach Colliery was an abnormal place. Mr. John Sankey, K.C. (instructed by Mr. James, Messrs. Morgan, Bruce, and Nicholas, Pontypridd) was for the plaintiffs, Peter Fullalove, W. Harris. William Nott, and J. Plummer, members of the South Wales Miners' Federation; and Mr. Abel Thomas, K.C., M.P. (instructed by Air. C. Kenshole, Messrs. C. W. Keneholo Aberdare) was for the defendants, the Llan- bradach Colliery Company. Mr. Sankey said the parties agreed to abide by the decision they asked his honour to make. Plaintiffs' case was that the four- foot iseam for a considerable distance was three feet in thickness, and the men were paid lid per inch. The seam then thicken- Ing became softer, and it was necessary to Use heavy timber, the work became inoreaa- ingly difficult, and less money was earned. Evidence was called on both sides. Mr. Abel Thomas said the men had made ¡ the mistake of supposing that under the agreement it was only necessary to sit down and twiddle their thumbs in order to earn 411 9d. a day, whereas it was necessary to I Put their backs into the work. His Honoar thought no good could be •^ined b3 reserving judgment, and, being of 1- the opinion that the claims failed, he decided T 'defendants. In an abnormal place th-e too would be loose and dangerous, and the torn mixed with rubbish and small oosl. Re Tranted ordinary costs.
Unemployed Teachers THE COST OF EDUCATION. I H Mr. Runoiman received at the Board of Education to-day a deputation from the National Education Association, introduced by Mr. John Massie, M.P., which supported his elementary school staffing oircular, and asked for increased grants from the Exchequer for specific purposes, including the building of schools. The President in reply thanked the deputation for its support, and said the circular would result in the absorp- tion of the unemployed teachers. As to the financial part of their business, he referred them, to the Exchequer. He was favourable t o their proposal for the erection of nursery schools for children between three and five years of age, but in the present condition of things could not press it upon the local educational authorities. If any authority liked to take the matter up locally it would receive every support from the Board. He was afraid that some of the deputation's i-eeommendatiops set up a standard against which the public authorities would revolt.
TERRITORIAL COLOURS. I The Lord Steward has received the King's I command to invite Colonel W. Clifford Phillips, of Newport, to witness the presen- tation of colours tq the Territorial Force by the King a.t Windsor Castle on Saturday, the t9th of June.
SEAMEN'S BOARDINC-HOUSES I Hassan AH. of Tredegar-«treet, was, on the evidence of Inspector Samuel Evans, fined 20s. .lid cost* by the Cardiff Peputy-stipendiary to-day for kee-ping an unlicensed board- ing-house. Mr. T. Woosey prosecuted. I Jane Price and Edward Price, of Maria- Street, were also summoned for a similar offence, whilst the husband was further charged with advertising himaalf as a boarding-liouee keeper. The visit here was at three a.m. His Worship fined the husband 2Qp. and cotts on the first summons, and ad journed the second to see whether the sign Would be taken down. The case against the Wife was withdrawn. Ah Hat, a Chinaman, of Bute-street, defended by Mr. George F. Willett, was sum- moned for overcrowding his boarding-house, but it was explained that it was simply a %ae of Celestials visiting him to say fare- WeU, and he was only cautioned.
"A STITCH IN TIME." I A novel application was made to Mr. j?itnbr J<wos at Cardiff Pice-court to-day. Thomas John 'Wtt. a youth, for whom Harold Lloyd, on behalf of Mr. Morgan Itees, appeared, making an appeal for a JSseissioB of his articles of apprenticeship aetwean himself a.nd William H. Hattoji, a tailor, of Bridge-street. Applicant said he was apprenticed t,o Hattotn for four years, and during fourteen months' service the only thing he was taught was plain pewing. 'Laughter.) His worship felt that to only •Mteh in time extending: over such a period tta.s sufficient to order the agreement to be e&ncel-led.
II HOAXED BY DAUGHTERS, 91.9 I The trial concluded at Derby Assieoe "?y of Hen?y Had?cid Cubley, a M?t- ]Dck artist, charged with obtaining credit by tlÙse pretences. His bankruptcy p-?,o.?ings fUscloeed a deficiency of ?1.759. money bar- "??d ?r?eJy on the story of a? phanwm soqtu?e He &Ileged his da??hters bad bx)ftxed lam and they admitted this in their evidoenoe. ?? defence w&s th" being of !'r' (LrtioUe temperament, be should not be "?sd like an ordiaQ.ry basint? m?n.. A .erd!iot Qf "Not guilty" wu returned, and the "???dant wae qittd.
GOVERNOR OF CEYLON DEAD Cejion, Sir Henry Edward )RIO kaWwn. diie4 *> 1M; Moot PeWer, j
'ST U CK BY M R ROCH E'l SIR TIMOTHY'S PROTEST I "Make Me Tell Lies" I To-day was the seventh day of the hear- ing of the Irish society slander action, Roche v. O'Brien, before Mr. Justice Kenny and a special jury at the Four Courts, Dublin. The plaintiff, the Hon. Alexis Roche, brother of Lord Pernios, claims L3,000 damages from Sir Timothy O'Brien, Bart., for having said of him at a meet of the Duhallow hounds, "You are a Har, a thief, and a swindler, and to my knowledge you have lived by swindling for twenty years." The defence was mainly a plea. of justification. There was again a crowded court, the attendance including many ladies in fashionable attire. At the sitting of the court Mr. Justice Kenny was accompanied on the bench by a distinguished United States Judge, the Chief Justice of the State of Maine, who was for- merly introduced by his Lordship to the Bar and followed the proceedings with interest. The defendant. Sir Timothy O'Brien, who had been under cross-examination at the rising of the court yesterday, re-entered the witness-box, and was further sharply cross- examined by the Solicitor-General. I understand, Sir Timothy O'Brien, that you yourself are in the habit of trafficking in horses?—Not trafficking in horses. I buy horses for my own hunting, and I sell them very often at seven and eight years old. I havo not many transactions in the year. For some years I have not sold one horse. I know very little about Mr. Baring's hor.xi. I have not been on speaking terms with Mr. Baring for some years. As a result of hard riding a horse might be broken down in a. few months by Mr. Baring. I have sold horse-, for 1700. Did you ever sell a horse on a vet.'s" opinion?—Yes. When you are selling a horse on a vete- rinary's opinion is not the responsibility on the veterinary ?-I think it is. His certificate is the basis of the transaction. "Stuck bv Mr. Roche" I V I believe it is your impre&slon that you got badly stuck by Mr Roche ?-I have said that shortly after the 20th of July, 1891, I was of opinion that I had been stuck v Nir. Boohe. I am certain now that I was stuck. I knew very little about horses then, as I was devot- ing most of my time to cricket. The Solicitor-General: I suggest it was to gocsip and slander. Sir T O'Brien: If you are trying to puzzle me and make me tell lies I will not do it. The Judge (severely): I can't think. you have any right to make that statement, Sir Timothy. The questions are quite simple. Further cross-examined, the defendant said he told Major Fleming that he had been tricked by Roche in the sale of a horse.. Did you tell him that under the pretence of a sale to Manley that Manley and Roche together passed the horse off on you?—Well, I suppose I did say something. I said I was tricked. I knew I was stuck, and, like Mr. Daly. I thought I would lie under it. His Lordship said that in a great number of his answers the defendant was bringing in matters that could not be given in evidence. The Solicitor-General: And I suggest that is another form cf unfair dealing. Cross-examination resumed: On the 7th of March I said to Major Ellis and Major Powell at the hunt meet that I was glad to have an opportunity of saying what I said to Rcohe. I got very pronounced provocation from Roche. What was Roche's crime about the horse "Canadian"?—That he entered It at Mallow Show as a four ^ear-old, and entered it a, month or so afterwords as a. five-yeaj-old at the Dublin Show. And that is the crime?—Yes. Don't you know it was Mr. Sheehan's horse at the time of the Mallow show?—I think it was Mr. Sheeha-n's. You don't suggest it was Mr. Roche who entered tne horse at Mallow?—I don't. Do you know your change is one of fraud in this matter?—I charge Mr. Roche with fraud. Don't you recognise that there is a differ- ence between making a mistake about a horse, a.nd knowing a thing as consciously wron-g?—I admit you can make a mistake. Is ths-t a crime?—Ko And do I understand you to stick to every- one of these charges against Roche as acts o* conscious fraud?—Yes. Do you now stick to your charge against Roche about. the hunt money?—I should endeavour to have got the gentleman who told me of it here if I had known about it I say the money supposed to be exposed on this covtrt was not there. Do you stick to that?—I do In other words, like another great race, you never forget anything or forgive any- t.h.ing ?-I forgive a great deal. Of course, I forgive you for the nasty time you have given me to-day. (laughter.) The Solicitor-General: I am much obliged. The Judge: It is your duty to do it. Both the plaintiff and Sir T. O'Brien have had an unpleasant time A Point Cleared Up His Lordship added there was one point he would like oleared up. What was the provo- cation received by defendant from plaintiff on March 7, 1908 Defendant was re-eined on this point by Serjeant Moriarty, he stated that he said to Colonel Williamson at the hunt meet, "I will stop that fellow (Roche) telling lies," a.nd the colonel said, "Oh, he cannot help telling lies." Serjeant Moriarty: You have been asked a.bout poor Mr. "Peter Griffin How long ago was this affair in the club at Limeriok ?-Io 1897 there were a number of county Limerick gentlemen in the club who were mixed up in the transaction. Serjeant Moriarty received the verdict of the jury at the inquest on Mr. Griffin, "That decea.sed came by his death from a self- inflicted wound whilst temporarily insane,' and the foreman of the jury added, "We desire to express our sincere regret at this unfortunate occurrence, and tender our sin- cere condolence to deceased's widow and family." The Solicitor-General: That is Sir Timothy O'Brien's exoneration. Serjeant Moriarty (to defendant): I ask you, in the most solemn manner, had you hand. act. or part in the death of Peter Grim n ?-None whatever. Questioned as to a letter he had written to the Catholic Bishop of Oloyde regarding a priest of his di'icese, the defendant produced a letter from the bishop asking1 him to give evidence in the matter. Serjeant Moriarty: Enormous capital has been made out of the fact that you were fined £ 300 hY the Kind's Bench for trying to interfere with the Cork jury. Will you your self tell the jury of the incident for which you were fined Mr. Justice Kenny: I don't see what good that question can do. I was a, mem'-ei* of the court that inflicted that fine. We in the King's Bench found that there were no ex- tenn.itiner circumstances—absolutely none. If we did we would not have fined him XZM. If n man put his hand into another man's pocket and stole his handkerchief it would be absurd to say that he would be entitled to go into evidence to prove that the jury and the judge were all wron. (Laughter.) The Most Rev. Dr. Browne. Catholic Bishoy of dome, called for the defence, stated that the defendant was asked by him to tell what he knew retarding a clergyman. Witness strongly protested that it was distressing to himself and most injurious and cruel to the priest to be brought into the case. A Juror said they required further evidence on the incident, and. on the appeal of the nidge, councel let it dTOp. Mr. O'Brien, hrtrtber of defonderat, and Lady O'Brien, wife of defendant, having: been examined, the evidence closed, and Serjea-nt Moriarty proceeded to address the jury for the defence.
THE WHITELEY HOMES The Honourable Arthur Grenville Brodriok, I Sir Edward W. D. Ward (Permanent Under- Secretary for War), Major R. E. F. Ocxates, M.P., and tTffe Bishop of Stepney h-a-ve been appointed additional trustees of the Whiteley Homes, in conjunction with the present trusees, who are the Bishop of London, Lord Sandhurst, Sir Walpole Greenwall. Bart., and Messre. W. E. GilleM., William Whiteley, and Frederick Ernest Whiteley.
TREDECARVILLE PASTORATE ￼ The Bev. Grey Griffiths, B.D., of Gates h, has been invited to take the pastorate of TredrriIle Baptist Church, Cardiff, in ao<? ,mgion to the Rev. JMMs Bai1e. now of cwton. Mr. GriffAhWe re?y to the e&U ho? ?" y<? bom re-,iTe&
Corpus Christi. .—————— !——— PROCESSION TO CARDIFF CASTLE. I I The minch-debated Corpus Christi psrooes- fion took place as usual o-day at Cardiff, and it seemed to be longer than usual. Aftefr recent controversy it was satisfactory to note the absence of discord, and that the prevailing: bai-moiny of feeling was expressed in signs of approbation, as the daintily- dressed children walked a lor.?, the girls in white cWKl the boys spick and span, and wearing coloured sashee. With the emblems of ecaleaiastioism, the parade was, as it were, a pageant page comparable to a Continental fete dieu, and II reminiscent of the days when England was in Ca,th'0iLio pa.rla.ncs the "dower of Mary." Thare were in the procession several bands, and contingents from Barry and other places swelled the ranks consider- ably. Many banners were carried, on which were pictures of saints and pious ejaculations. A nota ble figure I was Father Hayde—who, though nearly four score, was nimblest of all-and his familiar face and figure evoked sympathetic applause all ale Jig the route—su oh is the esteem in which the rev. father is bdd as the do-yen of the Catholic clergy. The service of Benediction followed in the Cattle Grounds, the H-ev. Father Van den Hueval officiating. The procession was forty minutes passing the "Western Mail" offices; during that time vehicular traffic was suspended, but there were no growls anywhere, and objection (if such there were) was lost in a chorus of acclamation. Mr. H?d-co.nst?Me McKenzie, on his charger, superintended the poiioe arrangements, which were excellent and com- plete.
Windfall for College. GENEROSITY OF LATE MRS. A. FULTON I By bar will the late Mrs. Annie Fulton, who had always been a. geiletous supporter of Cardiff University College, bequeathed amounts making a total of L10,654 lis. 4d. Of this amount X,4,000 was a specific legacy fCT general purposes, £ 3,327 5s. Rd. for the estab- lishment of a. chair or chairs for a professor- ship or professorships in connection with the college, a.nd L3,327 5s. 8d. for the completion of the interior or exterior of the new University College in Cat-hays Park. This is one of the largest legacies left hitherto to the college funds.
The National Museum CARDIFF TRANSFER PROPOSAL When the Committee of tbe House of Com- rpj.TT? wJiicSa. is considering the Cardiff Corjx>ration Bill resoin.ed its deliberations to-day, a new feature was intrcductd /into the «UaciDseion by the opposition offered by Mr. John Kennedy, Parliamentary agent, on bohalf of Mr. Edwin Seward, architect, Car- diff, to Olaueo 38 relative to the transfer of the co-rporation natural history museum to the National Museum of Wales. Mr. Kennedy said he ha-d received tele- graphic instructions from M-r. Sewatrd's soli- citors to lociige a petition, but he had net yet any knowledge of what the objections to the amended clauses ve,rb, and, un.dar the circumstances, he Jtsked the Commit tee to postpone consideration of this clause. It was clear, however. that it was intended that Mr. Howard's services should be transferred from the corporatic-n to aoc-thar body. Co,n.i"ra,L-le discu<* £ u>n took place as to whether or not tiie petition might be re- ceived after the Bill had been found to Qomplj with the statutory regulations, and in the end the Committee decided to leave the ir atter over till Tuesday next, when the clause will be considered as originally drafted Mr. Ackworth said there was no strainted feeling between. Mr. Seward and the corpora- tion. Further argument was raised by Mr. Boyoe on behalf of the Local Government Board in reference to the ols^se which provided that the municipal xatev. general district rate, water rate, charges for electricity, etc., should be included with the Poor-rate in one book, and it was eventually agreed to add the words, But drietiuguishe i therefrom." On the clause to allow the corporation to meet current expenses by temporary loans from banks, Mr. Ackworth, for the promoters, said this was a practice followed by ma.ny municipalities, even though the Local Govern- ment Board declared it illegal. It was, said counsel, evidently proper, but, unfortunately, illegal, but if it were not continued it would mean that the corporation servants, clerks, teachers, Ac., would have to go without their salaries till the time lj h^n the rates Oil-me in (Proceeding.)
Parliament To-day I PETITION AGAINST FINANCE BILL I In the House of Commons to-day, The Lord Mayor of Dublin, accompanied by the high sheriff, the ex-high sheriff, the town-clerk, the law ageint, the acting sword- bearer, and the acting macebearer of that city, aill arrayed in their official robes, attended at the Bar of the House, and pre- sented a petiti onagainst the Finance Bill, the proposals of which were declared to be "calculated to seriously interfere with the I trade and commerce of Ireland." GREAT BRITAIN, RUSSIA, AND PERSIA. Mr. Lynch asked the Foreign Secretary w hether any treaty or convention had been concluded by his Majesty's Gorernment and that of Russia providing for the control of Persion financial affairs by Great Britain and Russia. Sir Edward Grey said if any money was advanced to Pe,rsia his Majesty's Government thought it should 'not be done without a guaran,tee that it would be properly spent, but po such treaty or convention as oontepi- plated in the question had been completed or was under discussion.
HUMOUR IN THE POLICE-COURT I Daily Mr. Milner-Jonep, the Oardiff Depntv- stipendiary, has to employ the widsom of a j Scjomon in order to bring peace to an enor- moue mop-ber of litigants, and the dialogues cause end-Jeea amusement. The following is a sample of the "life" in court taken at random:— His Worship: Are you relatiyw? Witness (indignantly): Oh, tM). sir! She's Irish and I'm English. (Laughter.) Complainant: She assaulted me. Defendant: Oh, sir, it's a lie! I'll fetch aM the neighbours. (Laughter.) Another "She was my housekeeper, sir, and she struck me'on the umberelJa. (Laughter.) "My husband askpd me in the corridor to go back to him," said a wife tearfully. Defendant: No, your worship, I don't want to have anything to do with her! His Worship (to another): If you do any- thing to her aglain I'll send yotf to prison. Defendant: Ah, but I won't. (lwughtoer.) —— —>
SHARP HEARINC.. At Aberoynon PoBoe-oourt to-day two batches of young fellows appeared charged with gambling with cards on Sund-ay--ome lot at Ynyeybwl, the other at Ynysboeth. Defen- dants were fined 5s. eaoh. As to the Yn^ybwl party, the Stipendiary aeked: "Were they making a noise?" The oonstable answered that he could hear the money jingling. The Stipendiary: Some people can. hear momey much further than others. A Cardiganshire I man, for instance, can hear money clinking a balf-mile off. (Laughter.)
CARDIFF SUCCESS AT OLYMPIAI At the International Horse Show at Olympia to-day "Penylan Perfection," owned by Mrs. W. J. Tat em, The Oourt, St. Fagan's, Cardiff, was second in the class of heavy- weight polo ponies.
I Mr. J. Blagbrough, the London Aimirict goods mamagm of the Midland Bailway Oom- naoy, died ta lioodoo last ti&ht.
CLAIM fH A CUP. I Trecrky C!ub Sued.. I GLAMORGAN FOOTBALL FRICTION. Ccmsiderable interest was ta.ken in football circles in the action heard to-da,y (before Judge Bryn Roberts) at Ystrad County- court instituted by Mr. Tom Williams (chair- man) and Mr. Ack Llewellyn, as represent- ing the Glamorgan Football League, against the committee of the Treorky Rugby Foot- ball Club for the return of the league trophy now in custody of the defendants, who were last year's cupholders. The defenda-nts on their part ooqinter-elaimed for fifteen gold medals, or their value (X15), which they con- tended they were entitled to. Mr. D. Stanley Jones, solicitor, Pontypridd, appeared for the league, and Mr. D. Rees (Messrs. W. R. and Co.) for the defendants. Mr. Stanley Jones, in opening, having explained the method of awarding points a.d the general relationship between t-ha clubs of the Glamorgan League and the Welsh Football Union, went on to say that on April 19 a match was played, lasting 45 minutes, instead of the usual time according to rule, and on the result of this match and the aggregate number of points awarded to tha respective teams in the Glamorgan Foot-bail League it was found that Mountain Ash Were Winners by one point over Treorky, and, consequent. ly, Treorky were asked to give up the cup, which they refused to do. Mr. Jones put in rules governing the league and the affiliated clubs, making paaticular reference to those which vested the custody of the cup in the chair- man and treasurer of the league, and gave them power to adjudicate upon all protests and questions of dispute in the committee, and the Latter had awarded the cup to Moun- tain Ash. Mr. Ack Llewellyn having given formal evidence in his official capacity, his hanoair drew attention to the rules giving the cus- tody of the cup to the chairman and treasurer, and, addressing Mr. Stanley Jones, added, "You are entitled to the return of the cup at the end of every season." Mr. Jones: That is the standpoint I take. Mr. Rees admitted the rules put in, and also that the cup was in the custody of the Treorky Club. The Judge: The rutes provide that at the expiration of the year it should be returned. Mr. Llewellyn, complet.ing his evidence, said he was president when the" resolution was passed by the committee awarding the championship to Mountain Ash. The Judge asked on what grounds Treorky could refuse to band ever the cup, even assuming their contention was right as to their position in the league. Mr. Rees said th-at he maintained that the decision of the league committee was invalid, inasmuch as it was arrived at contrary to their own rules, and contrary to their own resolution. < The Judge: Assuming that, how can you resist this action? His Honour added that the térm for which* the Treorky Club were entitled to the cup had expired. Mr. Rees dissented. The defendants maintaiiied that Being Still the Champions they were entitled to keep the cup for another year. The Judge expressed the view that even if this was 00 the Treorky Committee should, in the first place, have handed over the cup to the proper officials, and if they thought they were entitled to it should demand it accordingly. Mr. Llewellyn was exa-mined by Mr. Rees, and the advocate sought to show that if the match, in which short time had been played, had been declared a draw, then Treorky would have been level with the champions. A logial a.rgnment ensued between Mr. ee-s a,wd the Judge as to the powers of the com- mittee, the Judge remarking, "The com- mittee have power to decide the champion- a.hip, and if they were wrong I cannot over- ride them." Mr. Rees argued t,halt the rnles were in the nature of a conitract, and maintained that that contract had been broken. The Judge: But if the parties agree that a dispute in a contract is to be settled by Mr. So-and-so and that one party is not Eati& fied with the decision you cannot then say that it must be decided by the countyourt I judg4. The only thing you can do is to dis- miss the committee and get a better one next time. The Judge decided in favour of the plain- tiffs, holding that the Glamorgan League were entitled to award the cup to such teams as they considered it belonged to under their rules.
Functions of the Press I ADDRESS BY MR. A. J. BALFOUR. I The d<Aegartes to the Imperial Preisa Oon- femepioe were entertained to luncheon at the Cocsta'tiutionai Olub, iondon, this afternoon, Mr. Balfour presiding. A distinguished company had been invited. Mir. Balfour, propooirkg "Ouir Guests," said tihle Imperial Press more than any other folloe could iremove the Jack of fenowledige of the Empire, whicili, if I awheelied, would be such an evil. It was on t.be co-operation and assistance of the enlightened press that he relied for creat- ing the public opinion which, was the basis of the whole fabric of the Empire. He thought the Empire might look forward to the future with supreme confidence, whatever forces migtht be marshalled against it. Mr. J. O. Fairfax replied on behalf of the delegates.
FACTORY SYSTEM OF FINES I A deputation of Lancashire cotton opera- tives waited on Mr. Gladstone at the Home Office to-day to urge the tcltl abolition of a system of fines. In reply Mr. Gladstone said the deputation had convinced him that, in regard to the oot.ton trade an overwhelming majority of workers were in favour of the abolition of fines, but the difficulty in intro- ducing legislation was that arguments which applied to one industry did not apply to anotihar. Consideration of the Budget had blocked many of the avenues usually open W legislation, and though he hoped to deal with the question, the whole time of Parlia- ment up to Christmas, if not to Easter, would probably be occupied in discussing the Budget.
BUDGET POPULAR IN WALES? I If Mr. Clement Edwards is going to lead a Welsh revolt, he will hardly have any fol- lowers (says the "Liverpool Daily Post," London correspondent.) It is difficult to believe that Welsh interests would be served by such a course, and, as a matter of fact, J. believe that the Budget is ver popular in the Principality. The question whether in the next Parliament an effort should be made to give the Welsh Liberal representa- tive a more independent character,is another matter. This is an idea which finds a good deal of f-avour.
COAL FOR HOLLAND I To-day the Appeal Oolurt had before them 4toe case of Obmptoir National D'Eeoompe de Paris v. the Law, Oar, and General Insurance Corporation (Limited) on an appeal of the defendants against a judgment of Mr. Jus- tice Bray in favour of the plaintiffs. The plaintiff brought a.n action to recover over £ 4.000 under a policy guaranteeing the plain- tiffs aguinet Ices in connection with a con- tract by Owen Brothers to supply Soutih Wales coal to the Danish Government. The defendants contended that there was misre- presentation by the owners. The appeal was dismafeed with costs.
"OH, FOR A i[SHOP RIDLEY !"I An inaugural Ohuroh service in connection with the opening of te English Church Pageant at Fulham to-day was held at St. Bthelreda's Church this forenoon. When e Bishop of Ixmdon arrived in his motor-car half a dozen WyoHe preachers rushed for- ward, shouting. "We protest against the Bishop of London taking pant in the Plageairt Mass. He Is a traitor to Protestants. 011, for another Bishop Ridley!" The police were quickly in attendance and dispersed the small crowd which had congregated.
GLAMORGAN WATER BILL In the House of Commons this afternoon the Glamorgan Water Board Bill was oon- sidered on being reported from the Cbm- mittee, a.nd was ordered for the third reading.
I Spennymoor Hippodrome was destroyed by fire night. The damage ia estimated at 1 <
EMINENT-OPERAT OBIi DR. LUCAS-CHAMPION NI ERE AT j CARDIFF INFIRMARY. Striking Object Lesson [SPECIAL TO THE EVENING EXPRE3S."J Dr. J Luceis-Ohampioniridere, the emin,ent: French surg-ecn, performed an operation at the Cardiff Infirmary yesterday. The case upon which he operated wa.s oEf9 of hernia. and the operation was completely successful. It was witnessed by a number of Cardiff doctors, but the secret was so well kept that no cue outside the medical frater- nity and a few of the infirmary officials knew that Dr. Championsiiieit would visit the institution. Not even the poor patient ■ upon whom the operation was performed lcnoew who gave him relief from his suffering, Dr. Championiniieire was assisted by Dr. Lynn Thomas and Dr W. G. Williams, and the operation wa,6 an object lesson to those who witnessed it of the wonderful effective- | neas of the famous Frenchman's method ia- treating such cases. • Handicapped by not having his own iii.tru- lisents. Dr. Champioundeve took oa longer time tha,n he would otherwise have done, but that is a matter of small importance in view of the fact that the operation was, happily, a perfect success.
Golf. I LADIES' CHAMPIONSHIP. I The Welsh ladies' Championship golf meet- ing was continued at Southernd^-wn to-day. Play opened with the first round of the amateur championship, the result of the first round being as follows:- Miss B. Lever (Swansea Bay) beat Mrs. Meek- ing (Royal Porthcawl), 3 and 2. Miss Isabel Thomas (Radyr) bea-t Miss G. Bcasley (Royal Porthcawl), 2 and 1. Miss Blanche Duncan (Glamorgan), the present holder, beat Mrs. Aubea-tin (Wrex- am), 6 and 4. Miss K. ham), Hedns (Brecon) beat Mi&a A. Hughes (Wrexham), 5 and 3. Miss Clay (Royal Porthcawl) teat Mrs. Storry (Royal Porthcawl) 1 up. Mrs. Warren (Radyr) walked over Mfa. Saunders Jones (Biecon), who was unable to play in consequence of a bereavement. Miss Smallie (Pwllheli) beat Mrs. Furneaux (Swansea Bay) at the nincte-enth hole. Mrs. Ellis J. Griffiths (Rhyl) beat Mrs. M'Caul (Royal Porthcawl) 5 and 4. The second round will be played off this afternoon. Mrs. ii. Franklin Thomas, Radyr, won the Newport Cup in the bG,ey oompetition over 18 hole., being 1 up aite.r an allowance O)fi 11 strokes. Miss Gb4orn was the runner-up, being all square. In the second round for the amateur cham- pionship Miss Duncan, the present holder, beat Miss Hain, Brecon, by 7 up and 5 to play.
THE OPEN COLF CHAMPIONSHIP. First and Second Rounds. I The contest for the forty-ninth annual open golf championship was entered upon to- day on the Deal links. The qualifying rounds playe;: on IWsday and Wednesday had re- duced the field of 204 a.spirante to within measurable proportions, the rule providing that the 30 players returning the lowest scores in each section along with any who tied for the thirtieth place were eligible. The golf in the course of the qtialiiyirug i competition was of so remarkable art'^ordsr that the cliainpion-stlip itself promised to b3 the greatest in the long series of &tru??Ies for the honour. An added inrteTœt was given to th? g-aUl?rin? hy the fine form of the amateurs, but ot?nions at the course 'Ve.ry largely favour James Braid. Already he has won the title on four occasions, therefore equalling the achievements of Harry Va.rdon, youns Tom Morris and old Tom Morris, Eli) that victory now will place Braid in a niche by himself. To-day's play is over two rounds; to- 1 morrow other two rounds will he played, and over the aggregate we g-e. the champion. Ijast yeair Braid's winning score was 291, the lowest championship score over four greeals. CHAMPIONSHIP LOW SCORING There was a wind of some force coming ever P??weII Bay, but it died away almost to a breath shortly after the start, and had rsiot enough weight in it to stretch out the flags above the golf exhibition. The condi- tions were absolutely ideal for golf. The scoring is extraordinarily low. The rain, which had been hesitating all the morning, burst out just before noon, and the first doze-n who started Ivere,* therefore, for- tunate in escaping t downpour. The rain, however, did the course a great amount of good, and the scoring continues very low. Captain Hutchison, the first of the amateurs t-o return, played golf of all-round level excellence. ANOTHER GRAND SCORE. Johns (a young Southerndown professional) filnished j,n 72. He hit the hole at the seven- teenth, and missed a putt at the home hole. Gassiat, the Frenchman, did a capital round. Harry Vardon took 82. He took seven to the third, and was playing his shots indiffe- rently. Scoring is likely to be higher, as with the rain off a etiffish wind has sprung up from Ramsgate way. AMATEUR CHAMPION'S GRAND ROUND. Til _<i_ 11.. „ x-Attjiu&r wirougnout me worst ot tne ram, Mr. Maxwell played golf of all-round expe- rience, and equals Captain Hutchinson's 75. and t He sliced his drive at the second, and this cost him a stroke, but otherwise nothing re- markable. His card read:— Out 45535445 4—39 In 3 5 3 4 5 4 5 4 5-36 Tota, 75 Massy s 76 was represented by 40 out and 36 in. The Frenchman, after opening home- wards with 4 and 6, played absolute brilliant golf, his last seven holeis being 3 4 3 4 4 5 3. Mr. Hilton, putting indifferently, took 80, and the .round finished without disturbance of the leading positions. Braid, the champion, has not made a great start, opening with 4 and 6. Piper's card read:— Out 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 5 I In 44343454 4-.3 I Total 73 Braid played indifferently after his bad I start. Braid was off his putting, and finished seven be.hind the leader. He was bunkered at the sixteenth, an,d a wea-k out hole cost him 6. His card read:— Out 46536445 4-41 In 35453464 4-38 Total 79 Tom Ball (West Lancashire) 74 Causey (Malvern) 79 Bat ley. (Bushey) 79 Goodban (Deal) 78 Hepburn (Su rbi ton) 78 Gray (Litlehampton) 80 Hunter (Richmond) 86 Mr. Orr (Northwood) 87 Piper (Eastbourne) 73 I Taylor ()vtid-garrey 74 Captain Hutchison (St Goorge's) 74 Hallam (North Manchester) 77 Hills (Harrogate) 77 Reid (Banstead Downs) 77 Ray (Ganton) 77 Rainford (Llangammarch) 78 Catlin (Mid-Herts) 80 Johns (Southdown). 72 M'Neille (Portru6h) 75 Mr. Myddelton (St. George's) 76 Herd (Huddersfield) 76 Gaudiji (Worplesdon) 76 Gassiatt (Baden-Baden) 77 Duncan (Hanger Hill) 77 Sherlock (Oxford) 78 Bayers, sen.' (North Berwick). 79 Braid (Walton Heath) 79 Soutar (North Berwick) 80 Jones (Wimhledon) 80 Roberts (Woolton) 80 Parsons (East Brighton) 80 R-onoutf (Manchester) 76 Mayo (Burn-hill) 78 Tom Vardon (Sandwich) 80 Mr. Hilton (Royal Liverpool) 80 Tingey (West Herts) 81 Pulford (Hoyhake) 81 Mo,ra,Ti (Dublin) .— 82 Massy (La Boulie). 76 Bell worthy (Norwich) 76 Foord (Burnha.m) 77 Robeon (Brainborough) 79 Kay (Seaton Oarew) 79 Edgar (Northumberland) 81 Harry Va.rdon (Totteridge) 82 Pain (Park Musselburgh) 82 Cheal (Newhaven) 84 Colthart (Bristol) 84 Ball (Wrexham) 85 Maxwell (Tantallon) 75 Horne (Chertsey) 77 Nicholls (Walmer) 78 Goudin (Fulwell) 79 Pinck (Galleywood) 79 Cawkwell (Halla.mshire) 80 Matthews (RhyrL. 80 Collins (Llandudno) 81 Thomson (North Berwick) 81 Sayers. jun. (Wimbledon) 82 Kirkaldy (St. Andrew's) 83 M'Andrews (Cruden Bay) 33
I BLAZE AT CATHAYS. I An alarm at fire was received at the Cardiff Fine Engine Station this afternoon from the Oat/hays district, and the brigade, w?Ut the motor "d tender, in charge of Stupermt?nd'Mit Goen, were rmart4Mge ,>I spot. The scene of the outbreak was a cycle ghop oooup,i.ed by Samuel lies, Lu 60b, Wye- verne-road, and when the brijyide arrived the ptaco wae aH ablem, bat it was soon putI gnsL 1
TO-DAY'S CRICKET I SOMERSET V. AUSTRALIANS. I Result of corresponding match in 1905:—Australians, 609 for four wickets (inning, declared closed); Somerset, W and 254 for four wickets. A drawn game. To-day a.t Bath the Australians entered on the eleventh match of their tour with Somerset a* their opponents, the Colonials depending the same team that beat Hampshire at Southampton on Tuesday. Somerset were not quite at full strength, in the absence of P. R. Johnson, and Prince Narayan (not yet strictly oualifleid for the county) assisted the home side. Dull and rather cheerless weather prevailed when Somerset began batting with Braund and Hardy against La?tr and W bitty. Five overs yielded five! runs, and then a neat c?tch low ?own at sÜp dis- mid Braund. Lewis made some but r:? with poor support. He was bowied atter.?,tsi,but pull at 42, half the side bemg out in fiJty-five minutes for 50 ruus. Soore;- SOMERSET. First inmlSgs. Second innings. Braund, c Armstrong, b Whitty 3 Lewis, b Laver 26 Hardy, c Noble, b Laver 9 Prince 11. -Naryati, st Carter, b Whitty. 3. B. L. Bis-good, st Carter, b Whitty 5 Robson, c Armstrong, b Laver 4 V T. Hill, c 11'Alister, b "'hitty 6 GreswUl, lbw, b Whitty 7 E. Poyntz, b Noble. IS J. Darnell, not oat .10. Chidzey, b Noble. O. Extras 2 Total 93 AUSTRALIANS. First innings. Second innings. M'Aiisier, c Chidzey, b Rob-son 27 Carter, c. Poyntz, b Lewis.. 7 Hartigan, c Chidzey, b Rob.^on 2 Trumper, b Rot.60ll 2. Noble, c Braund, b Robyxi.. 1. Gregory, c Chidzey, b Ro&son 6 Burd»i«y, not out Aiir.stromg, c Greswell, b Roo- c():1 .t. 7 M'Cartney, not out 1 Extra 14 Total (7 wickei). W
YORKSHIRE V. MIDDLESEX. I Result of corresponding match last yearMiddlesex, ISO and 153; Yorkshire, 157 and 127 for seven wickets. Yorkshire won by three wickets. Th6 first match of the season between these counties was commenced to-day at Lord's in cold, cheerless weatner and before a moderate company. The wicket looked to be in good oraer, and, winning the toss, -Warner took first innings, going in with Tarrant. Hirst and Newsitead bowled, ana in the former's first over Tarrant made an cn-dr-ive to the boundary. This was the 3nly hit of note for 6ame time, the batsmen piaying with care against steady bowling. Twenty- four runs were obtained in thirty-five minutes, and then Warner was quite beaten by Hirst. Henaron joined Tarrant, and the score was raised to 43 when I Tarrant was finely caught at short sharp leg. Soon afterwards bad light stopped play. Soare:- First innings. MIDDLESEX. Second I First innings. Second inninr*. P. F. Wa.raer, b Hirst. 14. Tarrant, c Newstead, b Hirst 13 Hendron, not out 28 Robertson, not out 6. Extras ,). Total (2 wictete). 64 Raining.
KENT V. ESSEX. Result of corresponding match last year:—Kent, 212 and 268; Essex, 1&1 and 267. Kent won by 124 run. A drizzling rain fell for some time in the London di.5a.ct this morning, and the grass on the Catford Ground was so wet that a start in th,b match could not be made until 12.40. Then Essex, who won the toss, btgan baUing, and before Blythe and FJSde rfared disastrously three wickets fallin gfor 6 runs, and when rain t-toppod play they had lost four good wickets for 22. Score:- ESSEX. Firt innings. Second Innings. J. T. Douglas, not out 13 E. Russdl, b mnhe. 6. P. Ilerri-n, b Blythe 0. F. L. Fane, b Blythe. 0. Rev. F. Giilingham, b Fielder 1. J. Freeman, not out 1. Extras 0. Tota)(t wickets). 22 Play abandoned for the day.
LANCASHIRE V. SUSSEX. I Result of corresponding match last yearSuaoex, 191 I and 242; Lancashire, 221 and 9 for no wicket. A drawn game. Fine weather favoured the opening of this match at Manchester this morning. Sussex won the tose, and shortly after twelve o'clock Cartwrigbt and Vine opened the innings to the bowling of Brearley and Huddietton. Off the second ball sent down by Brearley, and before a run had been scored, Vine waa missed behind the wicket. Going on for an over in the temporary absence of Brearley, Sharp bowled Cartwright at 13. Vine and R. Relf then came together, and runs were put on at a capital pace. When 43 had been added in tJ¡jrtY-1j,-e minute?, however, R. Beslf returned a ball tamely to the wler. Score:- SUSSEX. First inniags. Second Innings. Cartwright. b 5 Vine, b HuddItst&a. 69 R. Relf, c and b Dean 33 Killick, c b Brcarley 22 Reygate, b BrNr!y 4 A. Relf, c Hartley, b Make- peace 10 Cox, c Huadleston, b Make- peace Vincett, c Brearley, b Hud- dle&toa 0. Leach, b Brearley 11 Smith, c Siiarp, b Brearley 5 Butt, not out 4. Extras 14 TotaJ 187
HAMPSHIRE V. SURREY. Result of corresponding match last year:—Surn»y, 483 and 18 for one wicket; Hampshire, 274 and 237. Surrey won by nine wickets. At Bournemouth to-day Hampshire were without Fry, Hill, and Evans, and altogether had a dtettootly weak eleven against Surrey. The game commenoed at 12.5 in slightly overcast weather, and before a small attendance. Hampshire won the toes, and started batting with Howell and Mead agmnst the bowling at Hitch and Lees. Runs came readily from the start, though liead when only a single looked t ogive a difficult chanoe to S'trudwick, standing bock. Mead then hit a couple of J's, and Boweil cut Leee for a similar number. Boweil wae snapped at the wicket at 18, and the total was only 23 when Urtch bowled Llewellyn's middle stump out of the ground, but Mead and Stone made a useful stand. Score:- HAMPSHIRE. First innings. Second Innings. Boweil, c Strudwick, b Lees 8 ￼ MeW, c Ducat, b Lee: 25 Llewellyn, b Hitoh 6 Stone, b Crawford .54. E. Sprot, st Strudwick, b Hayes is Rev. W. Jepiison, c Marshal, b HUch. 5 Bwth Ducat, b Ct?wforJ 22 Bucon. c Marshal, b Cra-wford 9 Newman, not out 8 Tolfree. b Hitch 6 Kennedy, c Strudwick, b Hitch .—- 0 B. 16 Total 171 gPBBBY. First innings. Second innings. Hobbs, wt out 35 Harrison, run out 8 Have. Wot out 6 Extras ￼ 5 Total ;i?.: i
LEICESTERSHIRE V. NOTT8. I Result of corresponding match last yeaj :Lelce«rt«r- shire, 432; Notts, 282 and 216 for four wickets. A drawn game. The weather waa dull and cheerless at Leicester to- day, and some rain fell during the morning. Notts, who won the toss, began with Jonee and Iremonger to ayes and King. When 16 had been scored Jones played on to King. Iremonger batted with extreme care, and a.t 38 G. Gunn was completely beaten by King. Hardstaff showed more enterprise, but at 69 he was brilliantly caught at point. At lunch the score wa.s 86 for three. Score:— NOTTS. First innings. Second Innings. X o. Jones, b King 4 Iremonger, c Whitehead, b King 51 G. i:. b ii: ¡= Hardstaff, c A,6tiN, b Shipmam 16 Fayton, c A?tiH, b Jayee. 7 ..?-? Alleteon, b Jayes ￼ 4 ￼ j Gunn, not ,xA K Ctete?, c Sturman, b Jayes.. 0 Haltem, 9t Stu-raan, b King 2 Wass, b Jayes 6 Eiley b King 5 Extra-j. 9 71( 148 ••EIOBSTERSliiRE. First innings. Second innings. Whitehead, c J. Gunn, b Wass 6 Knight, b Wass .22. C. B. Wood, not out. King, not out 8. Extras 0. TotaJ (2 wickets) 42
GLOUCESTERSHIRE V. NORTH ANTS. Result of corresponding match last ,.ear :-Glouoelter- shire, 114 and 371; Northamptonshire, 148 and 181. Gloucestershire won by 156 runs. The second mate of the Gloucester Week was started to-day in gloomy weeiuor. Jessop won the toes for Gloucestershire, and, with the wicket easy, a good start was made, Mar?den, in particular, piaying well. The total stood at 73 when Maxsden was bowled for a stylish 38. Board lasted till the total readied 96. He gave a sound display. The game was dull after this, Godseii and Langdon playing quietly. Sowe:- GLOUCESTERSHIRE. First inaings. Seoond innings. B.rd, ??MF, b 'Ib-P-n 46 Marsden, b Thompson 38 ￼ L-MDOD, b WeJjs. 22 K Godsell, b Weiis. 21 G L. Jeseop, b Ea?t. ?. Co?mjtn, c l'Anson, b Gilbert 15 go:ett e A;:l:b bT = 16 son • ■ • • W?tooe. ? ¿ AUen. not out 20 Extras 12 Total (7 wlckeb).ZOl
OXFORD UNIVERSITY V. M.C.C. I Result of corresponding match last Yew:Xc.c., 113 and 168; Oxford University, 114 and 119. The I M.C.C. won by 42 runs. M.C.C. AND GROUND. First ianinge. Second iaalngs. Teesdale, c Paw son, b Gilbert Heme, b Gilbart i Cut. IAIMM, b ODxd"d It BxwMM, b Oomdlabd I Wright, c Salter, b GiUmrL. 89 1('rigilt, c Salter, b GilDert. 89 Capt. Lupton, not out 2 0DIbeek, b Gilbert 6. Fox, c Evans, b Gilbert. :—— New-man, b Ooxhead 7 Extras 17 Total .19"1
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY V. MR. H. D. Q. LEVESON-GOWER'S XI. No corresponding match last year. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY. First innings. Second innings. Nason, b Cuffe 0 Buchanan, lbw, b Boweil 56 Falcon, c Powell, b Cox 32 Ireland, c Powell, b Cuffe.. 53 M'Leod, c Powell, b Cuffe. 1 Wri?ht. b Cuffe 4 Lockn<rt, c and b Cule 42 j [; Cuffe f¡ :i:%Y\Y<' TuineU. b Powell LyM-elton, not out 11 Ciivier.b Gun: 6 Extras 17 Tota) 301 MR. H. D. G. LEVEiSON-GOWEfl'S XL First innings. Second innings. Prest, not, out Troughton, b Lockhart. 5 Wood, b Lyttelton a. Extras 0. Total (2 wichete). 20
CARDIFF V. KEATH MATCH POSTPONED. I In Referee re to the wishes of the Xeath Club, next Saturday's rratch with Cardiff, which was to have been irl?yed on the Cardiff Arm, Park, has been post- Pollec". This has been done out of respect to the memory of th? late Mr. ? atter R-c< Evans, ?bo WM one of the mo:4 generous patrons of the Xeath CricketI CUb, and who?e fureml on Saturday will be at?ended by th3 Xesth cricketers.
YESTERDAY'S CRICKET I CARDIFF CENTRALS V. CASTLETON. Played at Castieton, and ended in an easy victory !or the homesters. Score:- CASTLETON. W. Gunn, b W. Price 0 W. Waters, b H. T?cker 0 J. P. Gunn.bH. Tucker M t t:, b J: J. 19 F. Miller, c Parry, b H. Tucker 10 F. Nash, c Gilbert, b H. Tucker 0 M. PTice, c Gilbert, b W. Price 2 V. Jone?, b W. Bmet. 13 JB:, t S. Staley, b W.BiMe. 1 I Patten, not out 2 Extras .?? 21 Total. 91 CENTRALS. 0 H. Tucker, b P. Gunn 0 V. Price, b P. Gunn 3 X Ash, b P. Gunn 0 A. Parry, b P. Gunn 8 M. Finsberg, c Nash, b V. Jtnes 2 C. A. Gibbs, c Morgan, b P. Gunn 0 W. Bines, lbw, b P. Gumi 0 W. Gilbert, c Staley, b V. Jones 0 G.Groen.bV. Jones. 3 G. Turle, c Nash, b V. Jones 7 Tom Jones, not out 6 Extras 5 TOW 34
The Kaffir Market i UPWARD MOVEMENT RESUMED The upward movement was resumed this afternoon, when the following late advances were recorded:— UP-G,oldfic-lds Deferred, 5-32. Modderfomtedn, J. Modderfc'nt&in B, à. De Beers, 5-16. East Rands, 3-3i. Geduld, À. Ja.gersfc,n.te,in, Premier, West Ralnd Esta-tes, À. De Beer Pref. à. Rand Minos, 11-32. City and Sub., J. F-e-rriera, £ Anaconda, 3-16. Rio Tiwto, 2. kfull price of Rio Tintos i-s 801.) Oobar, 3-16. Tiiarsis, i. Bank>?t, & El Dorado, 5-32. Rhodesian Exploration, 7-32. Tanganyika. 15-32. Zaznbssia, 7-32. British South African Chartered, 3-32. Down-Nigeria. Bitumen, 6. CARDIFF, Thursday, 4.30 p.m. G9!d Mining Shares have been again active and strong, but in other directions the local Stock Market has &hown little vitality. Among Railway Stocks Rhymney Deferred flS fallen a point to S5, while Neath and Brecon Preference hae stijfen i to 60i, ?a nbrian B Debenture 2 to 85, and C Deben- ture t? to 70. In the Coal and Iron Section PoweU Duffryns have dropped 3d to 38s 6d. BUSINESS DONE. Railways. Rhymney Preferred, 1051. Coal and Iron. Iteel Common, 681, 68¡. Mines, fte. I'ekin ShAnsis, ISIs 3d.. Polirinies Estates, 17s 34. Kleinfonteins, 55s 44. Tantranvikas, 66 5-11. London and West Australian Exploration, 51 4Id. Canadian Preference, 2311 6d. Zambcf'iEUS, 2 5-16. 45s, 45s, 4'18 6d. Chaj-tprcds Options, 33s 3d. Rhodesia Coppers, 10s. Vaal River Goldfields, 2s 3d. Transvaal Developments, 226, 22s. Johnnies GoWfielris, 1411 6d. Chimbotes, 24s <¡}d, 24s 7td- Mexico Mines, £6 4* 3d. Lomagundas, 15s. Jumbos. 24s. Midas Deep, 1 7-32. Consolidated Mines Selection, 25s 6d. FLUCTUATIONS OF QUOTATIONS. Rise. Neath and Brecon Railway Preference, to 601. Cambrian B Debenture, 2 to 85. Cambrian C Debenture, 44 to 70. Fall. Ifhvmney Railway Deferred, 1 to 95. Bristol Gas 5 per cent, max., i to 116. Powell Duffryn Coal Ordinary, 3d to 38s 6d. Bank rate ti per oent.; no change. LONDON, Thursday, 3.30 p.m. Business in the Stock Exc!ianp-» has been on a better scale during the past hour, and in most directions firmer quotations are on record. COMOI h?ve improved W 84? for Cuh and to 64 J-16 for the Aooomt, whilst Home Ra.?s have rewv red the Scotch HB<? being prominent among t? fLTmei descriptions. An irregular opening is cabled from Wall-street, but exceptional strentftli is noticeable iu some quarters. TTnions are 3i up; Northern Pacific H. Canadian Pacififc li, Steels 4 to i. Trunks remain i to i down on the disappointing traffic, and Foreigners II a.re irregular within narrow range. Renewed support has been recorded in the Kaffir department, Modders.being 9-16 up. Mines irregular. Rifle: Tinto IS, Tanganyika i, Modder 9-16, Apex. De Beers, Premier, Band Mines. Anaconda, Bankets, Eldorado, Rhodesia Exploration, Zambesi, Zincs t, Gold Trust, Salisbury, East Rand. Geduld, Jagem, Transvaal Consolidated, Kalgurii. Xorth ¡ and South Broken Hill 1-16. Fall: Anglo-French, Brakpan, Jumpers, Transvaal Gold, .Village. Wele- dacht Wolbuter, Rose Deep, Taquah, Boston 1-16. Enterprise, Esperania Lake View 1-32. Mexico Trams, Mexican Light 1 down. Lyons 1-16. Silver 24 3-16d. I Proportion 48.70. BANK RETURN. I Increases—public deposits £ 403,000, coin and bullion in both departments £ 1,01 £ ,MG. Dereages--tirroulstiOn active CI87,000, other deposits £ 1.580,000, other Se- curites in Banking Department £ 2,367,000. Govern- ment Securities no change. Total reserve £ 27,357.000— increase £ 1,203.000. The proportion efrescrve to 14ability is 48.70 per cent., against 45.60 last week. Bankers' Clearing-bouse return shows a decrease of L61,159,000, compared with the corresponding week of last year. TRAFFIC BETTISNS. I Trunk.-Inc.Tea.se, 18,928dol& I Mexican.—142.(M,0dol». gross. 8.70Qdote. decreaee.
Trade and Shipping, I TO-DAY'S LOCAL CHARTERING*. CARDIFF EXCHANGE, Ttoureday. IBE OTRTWARD freigtat market was quiet £ cr the River piate, Brazil, and Islands, aDd weaker for Mediterranean destinatione. In the eborter trades there WAS no PERCEPTIBLE R|.ANCR The following comprise the d&ys OUTW.kRD-STSAMEM. Cardiff toD Barcelona-, 7s LID. 3,400 TONS (Morgan fd ()Odog;u,n) G /S&.Von,,x/Spezzis. 6s 9d, 4,000 toes, ready June 19 (P. Rosei and Co.) Spezzi#, S. 6d, free dieoharge, 600 delivery, 4,600 tone (ItaJiac State Railwayr) Algiers, 6f 75c, 4,000 tons (Watts, Watts) Varna, 6s 9d, Nador, 3,400 tons (HUDL, BJyth) Constantino<pie, 6s, 5.000 tons (A. Foa) Crovstadt, 46 9d. 3,800 tonE) (Cory's Trading Uaples, 6s 6d 800 tons, or 65 5d 1,000 tone delivery, 4,003 tons (Cory Bros, and Co.)
CARDIFF IMPORTS. I Roa4s. Leopold, s, sand. ■ H. Tucker & Co. R.at,, IOpWd, s N = ? West ?bl? via 8wMaea, Mxm?, 9, mar&i goodo? M. J. Ben k Oo. (Lim'tM) Hverpooi, Vo?i]-e, s, ganerM j?o 4 s, M. J. Be? & Co. (Limited) Liverpool, Portia, s, general goods, IL Gilchrist k Co. Bristol Brothers, wheat, SplUers i Bakers (Limited) i,r?r Bostrevor, s, potatoes, Kichaxd England I Tr?nier? EmUy. 6, CaUt?-b? ?d S?n.
ALDERMAN TO BE HONOUREDI ATRANTR^NIENTE are being made for admit- ting Alderman J 0'00 Moses, the "Father" of the Newport Town Council, to the freedom of the borough
LIGHTING OF A STATION. I A case of considerable importance and I interest was decided on Wednesday at Bolton Ooanty-oourt. when Mrs. Sarah Hannah Bowers, wife of a Tyldesley pawnbroker, was Awarded a verdict for LM against the London I and North Western Railway Company for Injuries sustained by falling off the platform &t Daabhill Station. Plaintiff claimed that ¡ the accident was due to the inadequate l lighting of the station, the gas having been turned down very low. I The judge said the lighu oujrht to be turned up a msooobl* tuae befor* a train came into the statac-i.
r TO-DAY'S RACING. I LINCFIELD PARK I 1 50-The FORD MANOR HANDICAP of 103 SOTS; winners extra. Seven fur- longs, straight. 1 7 4 Mi Tatem's Goemon 3 Evane 1 3 € 9 Mr J L Dugdale'e Jack's Foily ..J Clarke 2 « 7 1 Lord Hamilton of Dalzeil'e Due", and Drake I- Fox 3 3 6 6 Mr J Bennett'e Dandv Bird .S Wootton 0 5 9 7 Captain M Hughes's Hymettus B Dillon 0 I 4 8 1 Lord Liitledale .H Leader 0 6 8 0 Lord H de Maiden's teVi Jackson W Higge (i 4 7 9 Mr J Afton'e Baker's lyoy i Plant 0 5 T 3 Hr T Cannon's Arde.a W Earl u 4 7 5 Sir W Bath's Ben what C Ingg 0 [•469 Capt Forester's Jet William* 0 4 7 0 Xt Johnston's Tullochgorum F v>ootton Of 3 6 2 Mr R f Sievier's Tweedledee Beid 0 i Winner trained by Baker. Betting—3 to 1 agst Hymettus. 6 to 1 &gat Pet- Jackfon, Tullochgorum, and Benwhat, 9 1 cacti a £ £ t Goeman Ducks and Drakes, and Jacks' Folly, 1G to 1 aget Ar(i? ?nd 100 to 7 aget any other. Won by & head; a length between the eecond ajid j third. Peter Jackcon wa? fourth, Jet 6.(Ui, Tul??h- gorum sixth, Ardea. ?Yen?h, Dandy Bird next, and Littiedaie last. (Race started at l.M.) ? 90-Th,e GODtSTO.NE TWO-YEAR-OLD j U SELLING PLATE of 103 sovs; win- ner to be sold for fC sovs. Five furlongs 8 11 Mr B A May's Faxouche B Dillon 1 6 11 Mr F Lyntiaxu's Faultiest A Tea; pieman 2 I Aiiso ran—Dr. Dilion (W Eacott;, Who'6 my Father (Harayj, Craig lx-k (Thompson;, and St Cloud tliy I UleckfoJd). ] i d). Winner trained kw Beardcley. Betting—2 to 1 agbt Ix, 3 to 1 each aget Fault- le?i- and Farouche, '7 to 1 agt Dr Dillon, and M to 1 agst any other. ?oa by a length and a half; two lengths sepa- i xatod the second and third. Dr. Dillon was fourth St t110;¡e ilrlohnadttg;g Ee-k :n O: .Wza? at 2.23.1 Faiouche was 90?id to Mr A SWall for 360ge. 9 -A—Tho OXTED SELLING HANDICAP '*?*? ? of 101 sovs; winner w be &old for oQ sovis. Five furlongs, straight. 4 7 11 Maor H Caveisliani-Simonds's Hinton Star ¡ VV Higgs 1 5 7 0 ilr G F Avila's Cecil Frail A\i:a 2 ? 7 2 Ladv de Bathe's Running Fire F Fox 3 4 712 Mr G ^Eton's Aurelia Wal Griggs 0 3 7 5 Mr 0 Ed?ard?,s's Kind Lady J E?aas001 4 75Mr J D A?,?,ir?tion JiscoU 0 ?4 7 2Mr .t f (;:OfI Bobbins D? 4 7 2MrT Cannon's Magnify. W Eail 0 3 6 11 Lord Micheinam's Myi James 0 3 6 11 Mr P Lowes's Propriety East001 3 7 2 Mr K Tyler's Park Keeper C Fov 0 ? 7 2 Mr C T Pulley's DeMcia H ?att:i 0 4 7 2 Mr J H Locke's The stocks C Trigg 0 6 7 Mr A White's S.iid -o,c er Do-?is UIl 6 6 Mr A Stevens's Tin .?-.McMer u Winner trained by Macnee. I Betting-3 W 1 &g6t Aurelia, Lo 1 aget Park Keeper, 8 to 1 each agst Running Fire, AppM.tton, and Kind Lady, !G to 1 each agst Magnity and ?lut?Dn ,tar, and 100 to 8 each agst Cecil Frail and The qto.k?. Won by a neck; two lengths ceparated the second and third. Kind Lady was foxtli, Apparition nfth, Aurelia sixth, Magnify eevemii, Delicia eighth, Tin ninth, Propriety tenth, Chapeau next, and Solid Sliver Jaet. iRace startad at 2.54) Hinton iila: nat fcought ;D for lSOgs. Q Ork — The ARDENRUN PLATE of 2m I ?*??-' sovs; the second to receive 10 SOV6.¡ One mile, straight. 9 0 Mr C J Merry'# Double Fortune W Halsey 1 3 B 9 Mr Baiiey's Venture Thompson 21 Winner trained by Braime. Betting—5 to 5 on Double Fortune. Won by three lengths. (Race started at 3.21.) -T A—The EDEN HANDICAP &f 2M sovs; 'q???? the eeoond to receive 20 sovs. One mile and a half. 4 6 10 Mr K Wootton's Lady Brenda ..F Wootton 1 [3 6 0 Mr A Stedall's Esthlon fIlly. J Ellwis 2 5 7 2 ilr P Selke't Dutch Plu.iner 3 a 7 10 Mr W H Schwind's Fraxinus W Higgs 0 Winner trained by owner. Betting-5 to 4 agst Fraxinur, 5 to c agst Lady Brenda, 3 to 1 aget Dutch, and 100 to 15 agst Esthlon fiiiy. W 011 by four iengthf; a neck between the second and third. Fraxin waz; pulled cut of second place clcve home. (Uace started at 3,50. i J_^9 A—The GRANGE HANDICAP of 150 sovs; the second to receive losovs. Six furlongs, straight. I 4 612 CciBTFt-nwiek'sBeneDeId PlantI 3 6 7Mr P P Pe,?'i-' s Billy goat Fitton 2 3 7 1 Major J D £ TA&rds's Pyx Fox 3 4 8 5 Mr J Musker's Scotchman Thompson 0 3 7 9 Mr E A Wian' Floridor .?iUiams 0 3 6 7 Chev E Ginistreili's Polite Jellis 0 4 77-Nt r AH 'I'eniler,o %ei)dn 11 t?oN, ol 3 7 5 Mr J L Dudale's Coastwbe ..Clark'e 0 I 5 7 5 Mr F Charley's Sweet Thiush East 0 ¡ 3 7 3 Mr F Gretton's *Tahan Earl 0 4 7 1 Mr J Morro"ss queen Julia Evans 0 3 6 l!Mr R L Davies's Sir Peri?ord .Wootton 0 W liner tnined by Sherrard. 13et-ting-100 to 9 agi-t Beneiield, 1'JO to 6 agst Billv. goat, and 6 to 1 ag6t Pyx. I ADDITIONAL ARRIVALS THIS MOBNLKG. St Cloud filly, Aurelia, Hinton Star. Lwtrl&nd Cecil Frail, Running Fire, Mvi. Park Keeper, Delicia. Solid Silver, Lady Brenda, ÈtWoa fdi)" and General Sto6sel.
BEVERLEY I 2 O-The SELLING WELTER HANDICAP PLATE of tOO sovs; winners extra; winner to be sold for 50 sovs. One mile. 6 7 4 Mr Binnie's Colintraive .Rinv;;te:1 1 4 6 9 Mr Whipp's Proud Spirit Mason 2 4 8 5 Mr C B Lund's Love Knot ill Hr-Rgt. o Alto ran—Halc>on Days (.Criep;, Lord Hastings I (Stokes), Mr Fox (Anderson), Bed Bose ^Robertson), Old Tom (Sadgrove;, Water ag (F Templeman), Les- i ter Beilf (Sullivan), and Ciote d'Azure (Langham). Winner trained by owner. Betting-3 to 1 a-gst Golintraive, 4 to 1 each agst Love Knot and Halcyon Days, 7 to 1 aget Mater Wag, 10 to leach agst Proud Spirit. Lester Reiff, and Mr Fox, and 100 to c aget any other. Won by three lengths; three-parts of a length be- tween the second and third. iRace started at 2.3.) Colintraive was sold to Mr W Brawn for 105gB. Z.30.-The GRAND STAND HANDICAP PLATE of 100 sovs, for three-year-olds; winners ex- tra. Five furlongs. 7 6 Lord H de Walden's Bunbir F Templeman 1 7 1 Mr H Fitzrov's Pendant Sadgrowe 2 6 9 Mr J T W hipp's Trip .Maron 3 Also ran—Kettlethorpe (Ringsteadi, Claude (Lang-I ham), Baronne (1% Griggs), The Merry V\ ldow <Stokes), La Rosea (Crisp), Booster (Bland), and Foggy FurM (Flanagan). Winner trained by Capt Weg. Bettillg to 4 aget Bunbir, 5 to agst Pendant, 6 to 1 aget Trip, E to leach a gEt Bsronne, Claude, and I La Bosaa, and 100 to S agst any other. Won by a neck; three lengths between the second and third. Face etaried at ¿.:).4.) 3 0.—The LONDESBOROUGH PLATE of 150 BOYS, for tw o-year olds; oolts 8st 121b, fillies ¡ a.nd geldings 8st 9lb. T.Y.C. (five furlongs). 8 12 Lord Lonsdale't Pip8 of Port Crisp 1 8 3 Mr B Cressweli-Ward's Veridian gelding Elgie 2 8 3 Mr W Elsey's Lady Macbeth Griggs 3 j Also ran—Donald (Stokes), :St. Elroy (au?nes), and Hum View nt!y (MaAon?. j Winner trained by Arm?qtrong. Betting-2 to 1 on Pipe of Port, 4 to 1 agst Donald, 8 to 1 agst Veridian gelding, and 10 to 1 agst any other. Won by three lengths; six lengths between the eecond and third. (Bace started at 3.1.) 3.30.-The Thirty-fourth Year of the WATT MEMORIAL PLATE, value 100 so vs. One mile and a half. 58 3 Mr G Gunter's Viceroy Roebrtson I 7 6 'mGU-5Vjnd'j:'T= 2 4 8 11 Mr F Bibby's DoM?tus Will Griggs 3 Also ran-La Sautense (Stok). Winner trained by Gunter. Bettlng-5 to 4 on Esmond, 5 to 2 agst Viceroy, 5 to 1 aget La Sauteik*, and W to 1 agst Doras-tus. Won by two length*; four lengths between the second and third. (Race started at 3.31.1 4. O.-T)ie TRANBY JUVENILE SELLING PLATE of 100 sovs, for two-year-olds; oolts 9st; fillies and geldings 8st Ulb; winner to be sold for 50 sovs. Five furlongs. 8 10 Mx Whit worth's Ada. Fox colt Cylsp I i 8 2 Mr Medoalfe's Nixie 14mgham 2 8 5 Mr T Kelly's Gall GoL-well 3 Also ran—Constance (Goffwell), Benagh (G Ander- eon). Rondo gelding (Templeman). Dick Melton (Stokeis). Interference (Howey;, Delagoa (Will Gxiggs, Little Star (itobetteon Siradella filly (Mason), and Little Pink Petty (Randall). Winner trained by Miller. Betting-2 to 1 agwt Ada Fox, 7 to 2 agst Dick Mel- ton, 9 to 2 agst Constance, 8 to 1 agst Gall, and 100 to 8 agst any other. Won by a neck; a length and a half between the second aid third. (Bace Jitatred at 4.2.) 4.25.-The BRANTINGHAM WELTER (HANDI- CAP PIRATE of 100 sovs; winners extra. One mile and a quarter. 5 12 5 Mr G Gunter's Merrythought Owner 1 !M 0 Mr Cliff's Me.Toris filly ? Crisp 2 6 12 1 Mr Whipp's Simmerlift J Aiideiton 3 Also il- Eosars (Menziee), The Czar (Mr Ben- I wick), and Misrule (Foster). Winner trained by owner. Betting-7 to 2 agst Merrythought, and 6 to 4 agst Mcmoria filiv. ADDITIONAL ABBIVALS THIS MORNING. Baronne, Pendant, Doraetus, De6 Efears, Kettle- j thorpe, Moorslde n., Scotch Lord, Vendian gelding. Little Star, La Sauteuse, The Czar, St. Elroy, 111e i Iterry Wifiow, and Donald. 1
OFFICIAL STARTING PRICES. I As Published in the Racing Calendar l. and Sportsman. LIHGFIELD PARK MEKTING. Ford Manor Handicap (13).-Goemon, 9 to 1 agst; Jack's Folly, 9 to 1 agst; Ducks and EmkMl 9 to 1 ag. Godstone Plate (7).-FarQuch. to 1 agtft; Fault-1 1-, 3 to 1 a?et. Oxted n?MHoep (H).-Hint? 6tM. 10 to 1 a?et; Cecil Frail, 100 to 6 agst; Sir iing Fire, 8 to 1 agst. Ardenrun Plate (?).— Doubt Fortune, 6 to 5 on. Eden Handicap (.).-La.d 4renda, 5 to 2 aget. Grange Handicap (12).—lienefieid, 100 to 9 afet; Billygoat, 100 to 6 agst; pp:, 5 to 1 agst. BEVERLEY MEETING. Selling Welter til).—Colintraive, 3 to 1 apt; Proud Spirit, 10 to 1 agst; Love Knot, 4 to 1 agst. 1 Grand bland Handicap (10).-Runbir, 6 to 4 apt; Pendant, 5 to 1 agst; Trip, t to i agt. Londeeborougb Plate (10).—- Pipe of Port 2 to 1 on; Veridian gelding, 8 to 1 ag £ t- WaTt Memorial Plate (4).-Ticeroy, 5 to 2 teft. Tranby Plate (12).-Ada Fox ooft, 2 to 1 aget; Nixie, 140 to 8 agst; Gall, 8 to 1 ag^t. Braatingixun better (6).-t, 7 to 2 ac; Memoria filly, 6 to 4 apt. IS inference to the report that W W illiams is likely to ride Dark iioruJd, we are informed that be may be seen on Bracelet is the Hunt Cup. A Cardiff punter netted i,200 on Shy fad yesterday. As the animal won at 20 to 1 the CARDIGAN only had to lay out £10 to annex j the substantial amount named.
OFFICIAL SCRATCHINGS. The Sportemaa has been officially informed by Messrs. Weatherby of the following beratchings:- ASCOT MEETING. Royal Hunt Cup—Agglethorpe (at 9.0 a-nv to-day). All-aged SLaJro-Tiptoe 11., Solferino, and GleneL-ky. Haxdwicke Staker-—I iptoe II. Windsor Castle stake.—l'rotastcnt Boy. Ascot eng&gemenM.a.rfineh, Cochin China, Father Mathew, lialtingiu,.e, and Cocker. Prince of Walee Stak.-La.dy Mildred. Fifty-tecond Biennial Stakeo-Vartex filly, Politewe ooit, and Dunraven. Coventry Staikee—Mclntyre, Dun raven, Bran dine, and Vortex filly. Fifty-artt Biennial Stakeo-AlleVa AkktI Derby Stakes-Venti. Forty-eixth New Biennial-Ehor and Solferino. Rous Memorial Stakes-Tiptoe II and Solferioc. New Stake*.—Dun raven, and Katie Dcugal colt. A.?taattr? P' I'lBouncing Bees. iU8CELW;roUS. Carlisle engagetuent<»—Obtruder. Nerthumberland Plate, Bewcactle—Mercrcdi* Gatwick enJeSlCQt.cøt. UJ4 Marco Fraaer. Dorking WeJter, Gatwick—St Egbert. Gmln nandimp.
WEATHER FORECAST The British Meteorological Office this manio. ing issued the following forecast of the weather likely in South WaJeø fraat MA amil to-day till 10JO a.m. to-morrow Light to moderate nortberiy and north easteriy breezes; cloody; rather cold.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES & DEATHS AMD IN MIMORIAM. Charge for icserUag advertuismanu undw thli hMaieg:—is. for 30 Words and Id for Lvwy Two Extra Words No nctlc? 01 this dt?cription will be inserted unl— auti?ntiotted by the name and addreie of tkt «Md<? Tpit?nLms nd teiephoiuc meMt? 6)M?« be &ow until oonflrmd m writing BIRTHS. CBAl* SHAV-WILLIAilj!.—On the 7th of Jane, at V Aubrey-road, Alice, the wife of Eliot Craw&hay- w liiiams, of a daughter. C^ OOK.—Oa June ith, at the v.'ife Of John Cook, M.B.C.e^ L.K.C.P., at daughter. MARRIAGES. JACOB—PABRY.—At Christ Church, Ferndale, on the lith June, 190i, by the Be v. Canoa Lewis, aasiated by the Hev. \V. H. Simon, Vicar, Frank Lleweliiu J?cob, son of the late Alfred Jaee?, Mining "iU?W. );wport, and Mrs. &. R. ReMher, .Harton Lod*e. Hereford, to Margaret Louise Parry, daughter Of lir. T. W. Parry, J.P., Ferndale. LAWRENCE—GUNN.—On 9th inst., at St. Peter'i Cardiff, by the Eev. Father Hobaon, Thrmie Lawrence, of Cœm65tOll, Peaarth, to Fiorenoe Mary Genn, of Totneli House, Ely, Cambridge. MAB^LAND—BEGG.—Tuesday, June 8th, at St. David's, Charles-street, by me Be.. Van den Heuvai, assisted by the Rev. William Gibbons, Arthur Prtce Marsland, of Stockfield, Northumberland, to Editb, daughter of Mrs. M. J. Begg, 10, St. Andiew* cresoeot, Cardiff. EICHABDS-^BOWLAND.—OB 9th inst., at St. Bar- rwg'6, Bed was, by the Vicar (Bev. Geo. ThOBMtt. Thomas Henry Bicha.ds, to Jennet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rowland, Abertridwr House, Aber- tridwr. DEATHS. COOKE.—On June 7th, 1309, at Fairfield, Blackwood, Hannah- Lilian (Lily), the beloved eecond daufbzw ot Mr. and Airs. Cooke, aged i.1 years. Private funeral Saturday, June 12th. EyA-VS-—At Eag?'s Bush, Neath, oe the 9th i«t? E;r-:¡e Ess, Bf:, b, 4;- years. FuaenI at Twelve Koon. on Saturday next, leth Inet., iec L?nt?it Cemetery. Geutlemen only. GKAHAM.—On the 4th June. at City, H)UM?Bot, n,ar owl,r'dge, Jan,t's Graham. Funeral Thursday, at 2.30, for Llansaanor Cliurch. Frienda pleaft accept this, the only intimation. ,ERDMAN.Or June 9th. at Horton. Bridgend, John Herd man, Mlnins Engineer, nged 72 years. Funeznl f-tnetiv private. Xo flowers, BV request. PRICE.-Oll June 4th. at 9, Plymouth-street, Is her twenty-fifth year, Elizabeth Price (lata of Stag" Arms. be.eted wife of David Price. Fumma (publici, Thursday, Three p.m., for Cefn. BOBF.RTP.— On the 6th of June, at Brvnhyfryd. Tva. boeth, Landore, Thomas Bo!>erts (late Head Aasw Biynhj'frvd Schools). Funeral, Cwmgeilv Cemetery on Saturday, at 3.30. TRT'MP.—On June 7th, at Storfa, Ste»w«Hjro«4, rc-iu-th, Anne Trump, sister cf the late H. V. Trump, of Bhymney, in her eighty-fifth year. Private funeral at Rhymney, Thursday. "On the 7th inst., at Pengam, Boaih, Cardiff, Thomas Gh-jtdwr Williams, aged 40 yean. Private funeral Friday. aged 40 yeam In Memorlam. JENKIl'iS.-In Loving Memory of my dør BusbarA, Thomas JenhiM (Contractor), TMfcrMt. wM died June loth, 1907. God takes our loved ones from our homes, But never from our hearts. LA\\ HK>"cr;.—in Never-fading, Deeply-ioviBtr Memory of dearest Cnclc. Edward Lawrence, Trantheim, Morthvr Tydfil, called home June 10th, 1900.—Very Sdl' missed.—A We de,otd to good works, which live afer him
I AUGUsTINE J. STONE, FUNEBAL DIRECTOR. Personal Supervision to All Ordem Nat. Tel.: Cardiff, Nos. 704 and QM6. Post-office T °1.: Xo. 612. Cardiff. Teiegrams: AUGUcTINE STONE, Cardiff. 5j Workik^t-
TO-DAY'S LONDON BETTING. Galvani became a decided favourite to-day Mr money for the Boyai Hunt Cup, 10'e being takea kindly, whereas Dark Ronald was on offer at the same rale, while &6"ainst Sir Martin 100 to S waa tendered, without response. Of the others guotet, Christmas Daisy travelled best, advancing to 100 te L Details;— ROYAL HUNT CUP. 10 to 1 agst Galvani. t 10 to 1 Dark Ron. 100 to 6 Sir Martin, o 100 to 7 SUCCOUT, t 100 to 6 Chriitmae Daisy, t and a 20 to 1 Acclaim, t and o 25 to 1 VaJDose, t 25 to 1 Eleci.ric BoY. t and 0
NEWMARKET NOTES. (FBOM OUR OWN OOBBLSPONDEST.J KEWMABKXT, TfctaadaaL HUNT CUP WORK. Land League, a good mile and a l"rr*f Sir Martin, a nice mile. Perseus III., a good mile. Mediant, a nioe mile. TRIALS. Enoch'? OltAXGE BUD be-at Scotch Piatt and Gail over a mile. Won by a length. Byaae CEDRUS ctefaat-ed Detro. Sapphias, Romeo&, Cheery Lad, and Lufra, over five iuxlongs. WQII hy balf a length. '"Sanderson's PIXSHEAD beat Ouzel filly, Jartos fiily, and Muslin, over five furlongs. LEFT FDR GATWICK. Azov, Imprint, Marathon, Mardock, Mariut, II-. velt, Potheen, Beveieion, and Walter TyrriL GATWICK MEETING. HonreiVnoe Hanlioap-.NIA-NSVF-LT. Xjorking Plate—WAKEHAM. Home Bred Cup-MARDOCK.
"EVENINC EXPRESS" TIPS. Tho selectors of the Eveuing Expree* g*ave the following wimaeirs in this mc>rninvs first editicn.- By "Victor.' -plye of Port, 2 to 1 m. Ey "GoLdgceker."—Pipe of Port, 2 to 1 011; Viceroy, 5 to 2 agst; and Xerry-thougbt, 7 to 2 agst. By "Evening Expre'a" FinaJB Espert.— Double Fortune, 6 to 5 Oll; Pipe of Port., I to 1 on; and Viceroy, 5 to 2 agst.
DAMAGES FOR BARMAID. In the Apreal onrt to-day Charles Witiam. Tie-k-er 24), Sheffield, a man of iDd^PENDENT means, appealed against a verdict for Lioo damages a.sstt>sed him in the Leed. Sheriff s-court in an actitm for breach of promise of marriage brought by Mifis Am-mis Fisliei- (21), of fiotherhum. TALKER also appealed against the refusal of a, judge in Chambers to set aside an interlocutory judc- moent signed against him in default of enter- ing an appearance to the mi it. Counsel fop Tasker stated t..at the appellant, who was A married man. met. plain-tiff last September, and they afterwards lived together. Ptu bes. qnently a writ was served on him, plaintiff claiming da-ma,-es for breach of promise. Not knowing it was necessary to enter an appear- ar.ce, he put tht writ in lii,- pocket, and heard no more of the matter until jWIt. before the cas? came on in the sheriff's oourt. Plaintiff, having obtained judgment againai the a.ppe-llant in default of appearanoe, he eheriff refused to adjourn the matter, and detfecdant was unable to raise the point tU" the plaintiff knew he was married. Counsel for the plaintiff denied she knew Tasker was married. The court allowed the appeal upooa condition that Talker paid aJl the eofw thrown away and the costs of the APPEAL. Lord Justice V.;ughan Williams said the qu-estion whether the plaintiff knew tbe appellant was a married ma-n had not beot deiennjni&d.
RAID ON ANARCHISTS. Paris, Thursday.—There has been AS iok portal development of the portal etrika to day, the police having begnn a SERIES of RANK on the residences of certain w«li-ksowB Anarchists and lievolu-tionariee. Their actiou is due to the numerous caeee of waetoa damage to the telegTapii lines which haTe occurred since the strike, it harinc transp-irod that a cireuIar ha £ been dis- tributed detailing various methcde of effeo- lively dislocating Ciis telegraph and TELEPHONE eervioes. Twenty-three police TSUPESIJI-TEA- dents are engaged in dooniciiiary ecaraha*. which are still proceeding1, and "iiave as their primary object the discovery of the aathor- ithip of the circular in question. Å. LA-IVA quantity of doenmenta have been seiaed. IL Hamard, the chief of the detective PO-lioc, this morning \T*ated the residence of Jl. Herve, the loader at the anti-miltfaaiste.,
0 A SALVAGE FEAT. The gte-amer Neith-ertoo, which aTri-red at West Hia.rtlepool yerste-rday. was a year aW the scene of a,n explosion of benisiine, wbiab red-ucecl the fore-part of the vessel to a maor of &orap-iroo. She was at Singapore, an* w-as sold to Mr. loveridge, of West Haitio pool. Temporary repairs were effected, tw* huge iron girdens being attached to ttm veseellc- sid-es Two months a.go the Nethetrtoo began her homeward voyage under her 0IWQt steam, and the eocoessfni ending ifs (jdPte « feat. —
TOO LATE FOR CLASSIFICATION F RUIT SALE BY AUCTION, A TO-MOEBOW (FEEDAY) MORNING, At 8 AM. SHARP. OFCA SIEVES, BOXES, AND CASM ?-?CHERRIES and OTHER GOOD?. E. BIERMANN AND 00., Ltd., e765 TREDEGAJMnnMBET. OABDDf1. WANTED, ciperieoood HonM-P»l1»«i WM; ?)? W hmily; wagm 06. Ikt -*JJ." MMtf L M, B"Uing RqaM? C?Ma. <ESSt