TO-OAY'S SHORT STORY.] A Novel Invention. [ALL EIGHTS RESERVED.] Poor odd Billy Millwaters! I never watch a balloon ascent without thinking of him. It -was like this. Billy and I met in the far East. I won't describe our meeting, because it was not an unconventional one, it was neither under tragic circumstances or otherwise, if I remember rightly. I think we were both at a convivial gathering one evening, and both of us seemingly enjoying the same amount of boredom, we naturally took compassion on each other. Since that night we became staunch friends; PÖ staunch, in fact, that we eventually shared a well-appointed bungalow together. My friend suffered from insomnia ter- ribly, occasioned by a too great indulgence in the fragrant weed. I became absolutely weary of telling him that he ought to give up smoking altogether; but, no, he wouldn't. and nightly he used to endeavour to coax old Morpheus by the aid of a musical box. This delightful instrument of harmony, lie confided to me. only kept him awake more than ever, because it was merely a six-tuned lyre—the box, dear reader, not Millwaters and every ten minutes or so it required re- winding. The bother of it was that this confounded piece of musical mechanism kept me awake also. Sometimes Mill waters would wind it up only once. But it was more often that he would re-wind it every time it stopped with a determination worthy of an African lion hunter. In fact. I have known him remark, as he wound up ten minutes before our time for taking coffee, that it was the one hundred and tenth time. I have no personal animosity against poor old Mitywate-rs; neither do I want to write iny bitter things about him, but this musical box manoeuvring made me wild, and I told him point blanok that he would have to stop walking up and dow. the room at night and kicking sundry articles over in the dark. Rather cynically, too, I advised him to take the box in bed and wind it up \.la8! it must have been then that he started to invent, for three days afterwards that fifty rupee paece of musical mechanism was re- modell ed into an "everlsstincr, ever-winding, comp}e cabinet of music." Yes, my friend had made a re-winder, worked by water-power—and it might be mentioned that his old bedroom is still black damp from the results. Now, I contend that if my friend had allowed his inventive genius to terminate there he would be ,here now, but he didn't. The next of Millwat?rs' contrivances was an automatic wrestling man—full of powerful springs and many othr strange clockwork devices. Although hel often said that the thing was nothing like perfect, it proved perfect enough to hack his fare to pieces one night, and also break the bri<^?e of his noble Roman nose. Then there was a folding-bed. One night that I had been induced to sleep with him the blessed thing, without a moment's warning, doubled up and nearly smothered us out of existence. I told him that it was absolutely unsafe to be in the same room with qim, and that he ought to send the bed to Madame Tussaud's as a treasure for the Chamber of Horrors. In reply he only said that I could not appreciate true inventive genius. However, every week there was some new idea, and, to say the least, his wonder- fal conception was extraordinary, if not prac- I ticable. One day Millwaters informed me whilst we were taking our evening "peg" that he had an idea "worth millions." I'm afraid," Millwaters," I said, sadly shaking my head, "that the climate out here is affecting you mentally, for of the rot you-" But he out me short and commenced to explain. There are thousands upon thousands of precious lives lost annually through the sudden foundering of ships and other acci- dents at sea," he remarked, with intense eagerness, and there is nothing email enough invented that can be carried in one's ¡' pocket to prevent this." I commenced to laugh at this latest idea— it eclipsed his previous ones by miles. I "What!" I screamed, "are you going to invent something, that when a ship founders you may bring an arrangement out of your hat, or your waistcoat pocket, and, by cast- ing it upon the sea, you immediately dry it up and then walk home?" "Shut up! You silly fool!" he impatiently added. "Just listen to what I am about to teil you, and don't interrupt. Now," he re-commenced, very seriously, my idea will be—if it can be successfully carried out-a revelation to the entire world. I propose 1,(. insert in a silk balloon of moderate dimenr- sions a small quantity of certain chemicals, fix the balloon inside of a cord net. attached to which is a cord swing arrangement, wherein a person may comfortably be eea.ted. The whole iinvention, of course, when dry will fold up and easily slip into one's pocket, but immediately it is inserted in water the chemicals will instantly dissolve into a very strong gas, inflating the balloon with sufficient power to raise the person to a II height of three or four hundred feet. Then, with the cord saving to sit on, it will be Le a pleasure trip in the sky. After it has risen to the height I've already mentioned the chemicals will begin to dry and re-form back into their natural cry stallised state, the balloon descending gradually until it beeoraee wet. So 't will go on, alternately rising and dipscending rn-til the attention of some parsing vessel is attracted to the rescue, or, better still, until land is reached. As I have before intimated, all you have to do is to sat in the sving—my invention I does the rest. Now. what do you think of it, my boy?" he finished up by saying enthu- siastically. "Oh, Billy! Oh, Billy!" I laughed, until the tears camo into my eyes. What next, 1 wond«T?" "Sceptical again!" he scoffed. "But I'll show you whether it is possible or no. That idiotic grin of yours will immediately vanish when you see me ascend into the air from ¡ perilous waters of the ocean." But Mill waters was longer than usual bringing his invention to perfection, as he so aptly termed it. but at last he succeeded—atj least, he told me so. Bventu- ally, one day he suggested that we should experiment with his patent arrangement in cor little harbour, and, to humour him, I acquiesced. Millwaters, tugged with his invention under his arm—I especially noted: that he carry it in his pocket—to his tffnall caiioe, and then went out in it, whilst I was in a small sailing boat. The arrange- ments were that he was to deliberately cap- size his boat and hoid fast to his balloon, whilst in case it wouldn't act, I was to be near at hand and rescne him! When we had got out about a quarter of a mile, Millwaters gave the signal and I stood in readiness with the life-buoy. My whole. frame trembled with excitement lest his invention should fail to work. However, over went the canoe, and, much to my astonish- ment the silk of the balloon commenced to expand the moment it touched the water lattle by little it raised itself up, and my ingenious friend, Billy Millwaters, with it—heavens! not too soon, either, for the great head of a* monstrous shark appeared, just where his legs had been a second before Never in my life shall I ever forget that picture, for Millwaters deftly jerked- himself round, swinging into the loop arrangement. end then be shot up fairly rapidly into the air. holding on quite carelessly with one hand, apparently delighted. His words about my idiotic grin disappearing when I should see him ascending into the air out of the perilous waters of the ocean, came back to nte now, and I fully realised their worth. I felt that I had terribly misjudged my friend's abilities as an inventor. The bailoon apparently was an im.menee tuoeeas. and in a moment I could see that the expanding gas was a sure fortune. By now he had gained such a high altitude that it was necessary for me to shade my eyes with my hands to properly locate bis position. I carefully noted the direc- tion in which he was floating, and sailed on merrily in my own little boat, holding a rope in readiness to throw to him when he descended. His calculation about the four hundred feet appeared to be correct, for when it reached about that height it stopped and was slowly descending when I noticed it had commenced to rain. Almost immediately I observed the balloon atop again and start its onward and upward career once more. Something akin to horror swept across my I mind as I watched these proceedings. Mill- waters—the future rival of the great Edison, the future millionaire—had omitted to allow for the probability of rain, and, behold! the ohemlcals had received sufficient moisture from it to re-inflate the spherical bag of silk. For considerably over twenty-four hours it I rained the proverbial "cats and dogs," and iy that time I reckoned Billy Millwaters must Have bumped against the moon. He must taTe 'bumped somewhere—and stuck, because ae never came back. I thought, perhaps, he aright return when the weather had cleared tip a bit, but he never did, and I paid up all his accounts"with a very sorry heart. Of course, it is a satisfaction to me to know that if Millwaters really landed in the moon he has company there, for tradition has I always had it that there was already masculine resident. There must be two now.
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I A Favourite Nephew —— I CARDIFF MAN AND- ALLEGED GIFT His Honour Judge A. B. Ellioott was engaged some hours at N-.ew-nham-on-Severn C-oiimty-oourt hearing evidence in a case in which Cardiff people were interested. The divisioral court had ordered a new trial in the case where Mrs Mary Elizabeth Hewitt, of Cardiff, made a successful application before his honour some time ago for pay- ment out of court to "nor of a legacy bequeathed to Alfred Phillips (Mrs. Hewitt's brother) by the late William Harvey, a 1 farmer of Cleeve, 'Westbury-on-Severn. Mr. G. A. Scoti, of the: South Wales Circuit (instructed by Mr. George Rees, solicitor. Cardiff), appeared for Mrs. Hewitt. Mr. M. F. Carter, solicitor, Xewnham, on behalf of the trustees, and Mr. Stamford Hutton appeared for Thomas Henry Bullock, who claimed the legacy aci payment frc-in Mr6. Hewitt of a sum of money which was o-.ving to his uncle, Mr. Oharles Frederiok Morris, of Cardiff, who; was Mrs. Hewitt's landlord, and which sum he alleged his uncle gave him. Bullock, who said he resided at 123, Severn- road, Cardiff, stated that prior to 1897 he had for some time been acting as agent to his uncle in the management of t.be estate. Amongst his other duties was that of collect- ing the rents. The rent at 117. Wellington- street. Cardiff, where Mrs. Hewitt lived, got considerably in arT3rS, and he went to Mrs. Hewitt in either May or June of 1897 and told her he must distrain or get some security for the rent. He had become apprised of the fact that Phillips was entitled to a beneficial interi-st in Harvey's will, and as she and Phillips were agreeable to give him a charge on the security, he refrained from distraining, and then the agreement was drawn up, after his having first acquainted his uncle of the conversation. Subsequently he wrote to Mr. Ctr, solici- tor to the trustees of Harvey s estate, statins there was a charge in his favour. Witness purchased hid uncle's residuary estate for £4,500. In cross-examination witness wa.9 asked why his uncle dismissed him.—Because I took exception to his mode of living. Is it owing to that that your uncle did not leave you any money?—Yes. Before your uncle died did he bring an action against you ?- Yes. Was that action due to his immoral way of living?—I can t say it was. Do you suggest your uncle brought the claim against you because of your dis- approval of his mode of living?—Certainly, there is no doubt about that. What was the result of that action?—I had judgment. Your uncie was a widower; he had no chil- dren; you were his favourite nephew, and the collector of rents for him. He cut you out of his will; he brought this action against you, and yet you say he gave you the debt, and he agreed trhat the agreement should be in your name?—That is so. It was prior to the disagreement. Have you any letter or a single scra.p of paper from your uncle saying it is your debt?-o. I After further evidence, Mr. Scott addressed his honour, suggesting that the court should I look at the evidence presented by the claimant with the greatest suspicion, and that they would hesitate in accepting the story when they looked at the circumstancee that were admitted. Mr. Hutton having addressed his honour, the learned Judge intimated he would give his decision at the next court.
For Women Folk. I HOMELY HINTS AND DAINTY DISHES In a bedroom a plain pamper on the walls or oealing is more restful, for the eyes. To revive faded flowers, immerse the ends of the stalks in hot water, and let them stan-d till cold; then cut off the ends of the st.alks and stand the now revived flowers in cold water to which a little carbonate of soda, has been added. Cheese Biscuits Six ounces of grated cheese, four ounces flour, one ounce of butter, one small spoonful of raw mustard, cayenne, milk. Mix the cheese, flour, mustard, and butter together, ad-d a little cayenne-pepper; mix well and moisten with a little milk; roll out the paste and cut in small biscuits; bake on a floured tin for about ten minutes; serve hot or cold. Cabinet Pudding I Bread, butter, sugar, raisins, one egg, one pint of milk. Cut some slices of bread, cut off all the crusts; buttèt the bread, butter a basin, line it with stoned raisins and thin strips of candied-peel, then put in the slices of bread-and-butter, with a little sur sprinkled between the layers. Beat up the "PrLI ?n the milk, Savour with almond flavouring, pour it into the basin over the bread; let it stand and soak for half an hour; steam for one hour and a half, turn out carefully, and serve with lemon sauce. Veal Pie Cold veal, a little ham, breadcrumbs, half a pint of stock or gravy, two ounces of beef suet, a lemon, cayenne. mace, one egg, butter. Boil the stock and pour it over the bread- crumbs and let it stand till cool; chop the suet and mince the veal, mix them together, then add them to the breadcrumbs; season with cayenne, grated lemon-peel, a little lemon-juice, and a little powdered mace; mix all well together, add the egg, well beaten; put into a well-buttered pdedish, put I bits of butter over the top, and bake until brown. Serve with gravy in a gravy-boat.
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Passing Pleasantries. Did the minisrter say a.nything comfort- ing?" askE-d the neighbour of the widow recently bereaved. Indeed, he didnJt," was the quick reply. He said my husband was better off." OFF THE BOIL. A train travelling on a small branch rail- way in the Hi?h'a?nda &uddenly MM,5 to a.! 9ta.nd5tllL One of the paascn?pB poked his h?ad out &f the window to a?cert?in the oause, and just caught the guard as he passed under the window on his way to the engine. "Why are we stopping?" he inquired. r Hoot, mon, ye maun jus' abide a wee; the watter's gane aff tha boil." NOT SO PARTICULAR. With every evidenooof fear the American railway offloial clung to his seat. The Pull- man train was making about a mile a minute and the road was rough. Conductor," he said at last, is it neces- sary to run as fast as this?" It's according to your orders, sir," answered the conductor. My orde?" Yes, sir. It's a mighty rough stretch of road, but the stations are few and far between, and you have frequently given us orders to make up lost time here." I have?" Yes, sir." Well," returned the official, thoughtfully, on the occasions when I have given you those orders I was seated in a comfortable chair in my offioe, communicating with you by wire, pvhile now I am on the train." Yes, sir." And it makes a difference, oonductor-a great difference. To-day I'm not so particu- lar about getting this train in on time. I'm a good deal more interested in making sure that our destination is not the pearly gates."
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STOPS ITCHING AT ONCE I LONDON, Wednesday. The dispensers of Cadum, the new skin remedy, depend almost entirely in n2aking known its merits upon the wonderful results which they demonstrate through the 6d. size. This is usually sufficient to cure minor skin troubles, such as pimples, blotches, black- heads, rash, ehafings, eruptions, itching feet, &c. Cadum stops the itching attending eczema with the first application. It is a powerful an-tiseptic that destroys the disease- producing germs, allays inflammation, and starts the healing process immediately. cadinn is sold at 6d. and Is. by Boots (Limitsd) and aJi Chemists. e4
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DAHING THIEVES I BURCLE A JEWELLER'S SHOP A daring burglary was committed at the business residence of Mr. G. Smith, jeweller, j 7, High-street. Abertridwr, during last night. i Mr. Smith safely overhauled the stock, as usual, at eleven o'clock, and locked up the valuables, taking a case of expensive gold rings into the bedroom. The thieves scaled the garden wall at the back of the house. broke the lower pane of the back kitchen window, unfastened the latch, and entered the kitchen, although guarded by a Ilne retriever dog. They proceeded to the work- room. which was ransacked. The front shop window was cleared of 25 gold rings, as well as brooches and chains. and the thieves daringly proceeded upstairs and entered the bedroom actually occupied by the Smiths, and extracted a case of twenty rings frorS" a drawer in a dressing ease, leaving Mrs. Smith's private jewellery :m touched.. 1 The less is estimated at between LBO and 1100. Police-constables Prosser and Danniwiddy were early on the scene and in telephonic communication with the surrounding district. The stock is partly insured.
LORD HUCH CECIL AT LLANDAFF! Lord Hugh Cecil visited Llandaff on "Wfednes- lay and delivered an address at St. Michael's College on behalf of the building fund of th& college. The meeting was held in a spacious marquee in the beautiful grounds of the college, and the gathering, over which the bishop of the diocese presided. was a most representative one. Those who supported the bishop on the platform were: Bishop Owen of LORD HUGH CECIL, fPhoto, Russell and Sons. St. David's, the Dean of Llandaff, the warden of the college (the Rev. H. R. Johnson), Arch- deacon Edmondes, the Revs. Canon J. R. Buckley, H. J. Riddlesdale (sub-warden), Canon Harding, Canon Beck, C. A. H. Green, and A. A. Lindsay; Mr. A. Sims, Mr. G. Lipsoomb, Mr. Byase, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Owen, Mrs. Byass, the Misses Davey (2), Miss Owen, and Miss De Winton.
THE PROCES VERBAL. I A Paris contemporary gives an amusing instance of the way some forest keepers turn an honest penny. An engineer and his wife, recently married, were walking in the woods in the Alpine district, the husband having his arm round his wife's waist. Suddenly there appeared the forester, who in an angry tone said, I wish to address to you the proces verbal." "Why?" "There are bye- laws here, and you walk with madame in an unbecoming manner." Because I have my Arm round her waist?" "Just so. Come witb me to my house." At the house the forester s manner completely changed. He offered the soi-dieant delinquent a glass of kirsch "Excellent kirsch." "I can sell you a little barrel." What is the price?" Thirty francs." "Very well, I will take it." The money changes hands, and the forester says. "You are a good fellow, really. I will not make the proces verbal.this time." The couple go away and forget all about the incident, but three months later they receive the barrel of spirit.
GOOD WORK RECOGNISED I A very pleasant function took place at Taff's WeH Drill-hall on Wednesday, the occasion being the presentation to the Rev. James H. Jenkins, curate of St. James's Church, Taff's Well, on the oceaeion of his leaving that district for St. Mark'p, New- port. Colonel A. P. James, Garth House, Taff's Well, took the ohair. A fine musical programme was gone through, and during the course of the evening Mr. W. Evans pre- REV. JAMES H. JENKINS, II sented Mr. Jenkins with a beautiful illu- minated address, designed and executed by the Western Mail Limited. At the commencement the Chairman said that the majority present knew the purpose for which they had met, which was to show in a substantial way their deep apprecia- tion of the Rev. J. H. Jenkins, who had laboured amongst them at Taff's Well for the space of nine years with much appreciation. Mrs. A.. P. James then presented Mr. Jenkins with a puree of gold. The Rev. R. A. James, Welsh Baptist, Tongwynlais, and Mr. Edmunds, schoolmaster, Taff's Well, bore testimony to the high character of Mr. Jenkins, and the latter made a suitable reply. NEW HALL AT EBBW VALE. Christ Church Parish-hall at Ebbw Vale ww formally opened on Wednesday. [Photo, O'Connor, Ebbw Vale.
'MOTHERS MAY BRING BABIES" I A homo rows address was given by Lady Dorothy Howaird yesterday at the amraal meeting of the Women's Temperance Asso- ciation. Scrap teas, to which women brought their own provender and paid 3d. eaooh for the priviLege of eating it, bad proved useful in getting money for the society, she said. In a oertain hall there were no chairs, and the difficulty had to be got over by borrow- ing a supply from a neighbouring public- house (Laughter) New chairs had been bought for this hall, because the'members of the branch thought that it was not proper to sit on contaminated chairs. (Laughter.) One branch held ortt the following somewhat novel inducement to people to join:— Mothers may also bring babies or other work." (Loud laughter.) One lady had l .vritten to the executive as follows concern- ing her branch; "President dead, secretary retired; I am secretary pro. tem., but I have three children, to say nothing of a hus- band." (Laughter)
What kind of letter did your husband write when he was a.way?" He started My Precious Treasure,' and ended by smding love.' How did you answer?" I started with My Precious Treasurer/ and ended with Send me ten CIGARS, CIGABETDia.-Med. Out. ID 4td.
I Discharg e Refused JUDGE OWEN AND "AN UCLY WORD" I At Cardiff County-court to-day his Honour Judge Owen made short shrift of a bankrupt who applied for his discharge. The debtor was Thomas Evans, a builder, and addressing. him# his Honour said: You incurred debts to the extent of f,140, and have no assets of any sort; and why do you I want to be discharged? Evans answered that he wanted to be free. His Honour: To do the same thing again, I suppose. Don't you think it a very dis- honest thing—I won't use an ugly word-to get so far into debt a<nd not pay a farthing to anybody? Mr. Browne (Messrs. Lewis Morgan and Box) rose to speak in the debtor's favour, when his honour said there was no excuse for dishonesty under any circumstances, and he had read the OHici.al Receiver's report. Asked Dy Mr. George David (Official Receiver) how he had since been employed, the debtor answered that. he had worked for hia wife. His Hoo/our: Carrying on business in the name of his wife. The debtor admitted to Mr. David tha.t the answers he had given to pointed questions were not quite true. His Honour: Not "quite true"—absolutely uutrue. c Mr. Da.vid (to the debtor): In the name of your wife you have built a number of houses?—I have done nothing for my wife for the last twelve months. Pressed, he said he had built six houses, two of which had been sold, at what profit he could not exactly say. Mr. David: Do you make any offer?—I have absolutely nothing to offer. His Honour, refusing the discharge, said the debtor had carried on his trade in the name of his wife, and made large profits, out of which the creditors bad not received a farthing, and he would not have the chance to do it again.
ZAM-BUK PROSECUTION. The trial of Madeleine Pratt (46), a can- vasser, and Samuel Naish, or Ness (23), was resumed before the Cardiff deputy-stipendiary j to-day. It was alleged that the pair oon- spired and obtained sums of money by false pretences in canvassing the streets and selling an ointment stated to be an imitation of Zam-Buk. Mr. Harold Lloyd again prose- outed, on instructions from the Zam-Buk Comtpany; Mr. Brown (of Messrs. Lewis Morgun and Box) defended the woman, and Mr. Gordon Williams held a brief for Naish. Mr. Brown now said his client had been a widow for nine years, and one of her daughters was kept by her brother, a Dr. Donoghue. She was engaged purely as a canvasser, at 8s. a week and 6d. per dozen commission. Her service in Naish's employ was only ten days. Mrs. Pratt in evidence confirmed this, and said Naish told her he was engaged by the Zam-Buk Company. All moneys she received from sales she paid to him. Naish also gave evidence, and said he introduced it as a new ointment for burns and scalds. Each wrapper bore the words "Omega ointment," and it was to be used in the same manner as Zam-Buk. Both prisoners were committed to the quarter sessions on bail.
IT WILL CURE ITSELF." I At the meeting of the Glamorgan Local Government Committee to-day Alderman Wm. Llewellyn was re-elected oha-innan. The Mountain Ash and Caerphilly Radrdreseere Aaw)oi,ation wtot?e as k Association wrote asking that an inspector should be appointed under the Shop Honrs Act. 'he Cl-erk (Mr. Pranklen) saidi it was tc the benefit of the public to be shaved when they wanted, and it was for the traders to get these regulations enforced. The com- mittee could only legislate. Dr Thomas: Can they prosecute each other? The Clerk: Oh, yes; there is no doubt about it. Reply- ing to other questions, the Clerk said it was sug'gestcd thaa the public who submitted to the restrictions should pay. But the Act did not make it a public duty to look for fofrirkgementts. The Chairman: Once it is known that it is oompetent for one trades- man to prosecute another it will be acted upon. Dir. Thomas: It will ctre itself. Mr. D W. Da vies moved, and it was resolved, that a reply be sent. pointing out that trades- men oouki themselves prosecute in cases where they knew of infringements.
LORD MONTAGU OF BEAULIEU I Lord Montagu of Beauheu will enter upon his forty-fourth year to-day. His lordship is an enthusiastic sportsman. While at Oxford he stroked the winning University eight in 1887, and both at the 'Varsity and at Eton ho was noted for hiB love of outdoor recrea- tion. But his fondness for sport has by no means prevented him from excelling in other directions. He is <. Aret-Iam musician, and a writer of n<) mean merit." Hp "is 'also an experienced traveller, and acted as a war correspondent during the Matalele cam- paign in 1996. An amusing story has been recounted concerning his lordship's younger days. On one occasion he was summoned before a magistrate for allowing a doe to go about unmuzzled, and he pleaded guilty to the charge. The magistrate inflicted a fine for the offence, and shortly afterwards he was seen in earnest conversation with the culprit. "You'll have to pay, you know," the younger man was saying, and quietly the J.P. settled the fine and costs. The nulgis- trate and the owner of the dog were father and son!
TAR-SPRAYING CARDIFF ROADS I A petition from residents of Colum-road, Cardiff, asking thao that thoroughfare should be tar-sprayed was presented by Mr. A. C. Kirk to the Cardiff Public Works Committee to-day. Mr. Jabes Jones presiding. Mx. C. F. Sanders argued that main arteries like Wyndham-crescent and RomiHy-road should be favoured. Mr. W. H D. Caple: It is a. question of whether we a.re going to do more tar-spraying and less road-repairing. In Pen- arth they are doing almost every small street. The Chairman: Up till a month ago there was a spirit of antagonism against tar- spraying in the council, but now the members of the corporation are being educated up to it. Mr Caple: If it can be done in Penarth, surely there should be no question that it can be done in Cardiff. The Chairman said there would be no question if the corporation understood. Mr. Jones further mentioned that a sum of AM was provided in the esti- mates, a.nd it was agreed to expend this amount before asking the council to'ratify additional expenditure.
UNDERTAKERS' ETIQUETTE A large number of delegates representative of the undertaking- business are meeting this week at Stratford Town-hall at the annual convention of the British Undertakers' Asso- ciation and the British Embalmers' Society. "Touting" is regarded by these respective bodies as quite objectionable. In order to place the practice and performance of the last rites attending a death upon a decent basis a "code of ethics' has been adopted. This "oode" states, among other things, tha.t touting and soliciting for funeral orders is derogatory to "the profession, and should be rigorously discouraged; an undertaker should newer shrink from the faithful discharge of his duties in case of epidemic and oontagious diseases. When two undertakers are called at the same tiipe to attend the same case, both should show a willingness to withdraw leaving the choice with the family
AMERICA RIPE FOR A MISSION t Looking remarkably weH after his arduous tour in the United States, Mr. Gipsy Smith. the well-known evangelist, stepped briskly down the gangway of the Cunard liner Cam- pania upon her arrival at the Liverpool land- ing-stage yesterday. He said he had spoken 600 times altogether. "At preeenit America is ripe," said Mr. Smith, in answer to further questions, "for the biggest evangelic cam- paign that I think the world has ever known. especially amongst the male population. I never saw such orowds of men so deeply interested in the work; and it is real genuine enthusiasm, not a transitory condition of mind and feeling."
RECTOR'S TRAGIC DEATH. I The death has occurred at Bristol under tTagio cdrcumstanoes of the Rev. T. R. Ray- mond James, rector of Luckington, Wilts. He arrived there on Tuesday to attend some meetings, and he stayed with a friend at Knowte. He spoke of having been over- worked, but did not seem depressed, and retired for the night at the ordinary honr. As he did not appear at breakfast a member of the family went to his room, and found him lying bed undressed, with blood trickling from his month. By his side was a dis- charged revolver. A doctor declared he had been dead about an hour.
THE AMERICAN TARIFF. I New York, Tiruxaday.The Washington correspondent of the New York Tribune" aimounces that the finance committee < f the Sen&te has decided to substitute a tax on corporation dividends instead of the pro- I1 posed inooose-tax.
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I The "Black Hand" Gang I IMPORTANT ARRESTS BY POLICE, Marion (Ohio), Wednesday.—The United States Secret Service Police here have arrested an Italian fruit dealer, named Sam Lima. who is believed to be one of the prin- cipals of the "Black Hand" organisation. Lima's house, which is thought to be the headquarters of the "Black Hand" in the United States, was found to be filled with incriminating letters, on which appeared skulls and crcssbones and bloedin-, hearts. Seven other men were aJso arrested. it is known that this band sent large sums of money to 'Italy every month, and it is believed that the men may have taken part in the plot for the assassination in Palermo of Lieutenant Petrosino, of the New York police. One ot the men arrested is named Colle- gero Vicarrio, and he is known to have left for Italy about the time that Mr. Petroisino was murdered.-Reuter.
COUNTRY MAGISTRATE IN TOWN Rose Ra-thiboiue and Annie Worthington were bronght up on remand at Lambeth yes- terday charged with stealing a watch and chain, value £ 2h 10s., from an elderly visitor to London, named James Carter. At the first hearing the prosecutor, an engineer, of Stalybridge, stated that he met the defen- dants outside the Pavilion Music-hall on the night of May 28 while waiting for an omnibus to Waterloo. They sa-id they were ■ going in the same direction. and they all got into a four-wheeled cab, but, becoming sus f picious that he was being driven past Water- ) loo. he stopped the cab. Then he missed his watch and chain,'but the women denied the theft. Ho followed them, and on seeing a constable gave them into custody. In cross- examination yosterday Mr. Carter said that. he was a magistrate and was over 70 years of age. The defendants were committed for trial.
THE LESSON OF HOLBEIN. Dr. Bode, of Berlin, is said always to have his portmanteau packed to start off at the first news of a work likely to be available for purchase, end he is said, too, to carry the Kaiser's cheque-book in his pocket. And he is but one of several. Swiftly and secretly he has carried off many a work of the first importance, and Berlin is in course of making a supremely noble collection, 1&rgely out of the masterpieces we have been forced to let slip from this country. The fact is, our machinery is too slow; it lacks lubrica- tion, and it lacks power. A substantial acces- sion to the membership of the National Art Collections Fund will do a good deal. but until additional force and authority are accorded by the Government we shall be at a disadvantage vis-a-vis other leading nations.—" The Graphic."
ARMLESS BARRISTER. When the State Bar examiners meet in the city of Columbus, in the State of Ohio, to face applicants for admission to the Bar, they will witness one of the most remarkable a/ccomplishments in the history of the pro- fession. Among the applicants will be David Moyiand, who in a railroad a4oident suffered the loss of both arms at the shoulder, com- pelling him to write answers propounded during the examination by holding the pen in his teeth. When Moyland was first deprived of his arms he attempted, in the study of law, to hold the pern between his big toe and the next one, but, finding the progress in this way was slow, he beg&n practising writing while holding the pen between his teeth. In this way he wiU pre- pare his briefs &nd &ttend to hia *orreep<>n-1 dence after his admission to the Bar.
WHAT IS A WOMAN 1 A young and precocious poet of the South, on being asked to contribute to a lady's album, has, aocording to a Paris contem- porary, given the following as an answer to the qibecitiou, "What is a woman.?" To a pointer, & model; to a doctor, a. subject; to a fanner, a housewife; to an invalid, a nurse; to one without occupation, a play" thing; to a Parisian, a dowry; to a naturalist, a female; to a Huron, a beast of burden; to a Roman, a woman of the world; to a college don, an angel; to a poet, a flower; and to a Christian, a companion.
GOOD BUSINESS. I The newly-married couple had just moved into their new home. On the morning after their arrival a baker called to solicit their trade. He found the young wife in the kit- chen. After explaining that his wagon delivered onoe a day, the baker asked: "And may we have your trade, msaamp" "Yes," she replied, timidly, "we will give YOI1. a trial." "And how much bread will yon want each day?" "Well, I don t know exactly. You see, there are gnly two of us." Then, doubt- fully, "Would, five loaves a day be enough, do you think?" v
EDITOR'S SUDDEN END. I Mr. Ernest A. Young, proprietor and editor of the "Shirley Advocate," Southampton. died under remarkable circumstances last, evea- ing. He was attending the Free Labour Asso- ciation meeting at Southampton, and had just been talking to a member of the audience with reference to his brother's sudden death in chapel ten years ago, when he was aptpanently seizes with a fit at the reporters' table. He fell back on to the floor, and, though assistance was immediately rendered, be died a short time afterwards.
SHIP RAMS CANAL LOCK. I New York, Thursday.—'Reports to hand state that a steamer yesterday rammed the lock on the Canadian Ship Canal at Sault, Ste. Marie. The waters from Lake Sueprior poured into the canal, and the other locks were badly damaged. Buildings were swept away, and some via which were also passing through the locks were either sunk or damaged in collision with each other. The damage to the looks alone will reach 26,000 dollars, and the repairs will taike several months.
SALISBUAY PLAIN' "BATTLE." I The first big battle" since Lieutenant- Generai Sir ChaTles Douglas took over the Southern command is being fought on Salis- bury Plain this morning, 18,000 regulars and territorials being engaged. The object is to test the efficiency of the East Lancashire Territorial division, and the operations are being directed by Sir Charles Douglas, while Major-General Fm-nklyn is ohief umpire.
EMBANKMENT WOOD PIGEONS I A pair of wood pigeons are nesting in one of the lower forks of the tree that over- hangs the etcve leading to Temple railway btation, and do not seem to be at all dis- turbed by the continual passing traffic The Dest it not more than 12ft. from the ground. In another tree, the second from Waterloo Bridge, on the river side, eastwards, can be been another family occupying a neat built last year.
is DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU." I In our report yesterday -under this head- ing of a. case at Cardiff County-court we stated the claimants to be the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society. It should have been the Hearts of Oak Life and General Assurance Company Jjimited)
AIR RIFLE SHOOTING. I DKWAR SHIELD—FINAL. Following upon their success in the Welsh Team Championship on Monday evening, the Cardiff Victoria la6t night gained further honours by defeating the Mutin (Bhondda) In the final for the Dewar Shield. The match took place on the range of the Globe, Pontypridd, and early on the Cardiff team gained a big advantage, W. J. Baker at third man making a splendid 34 against 28 by his opponent, and giving his 51'!e a lead of eeven. Finishing up strong with two 33's and two 32's, the Victoria won by J77—360. Sccres:- Victoria, Cardiff. Miskin, Rhondda. W. Miller ..4 4 5 5 5 5 4—32 J. Way .4 5 5 4 45 5—32 F. Tucker ..5 5 5 4 4 5 5—32 T. Davies ..5 5 5 44 3 5—31 W. J. Baker 5545555-34 J. Dare 5334544-28 A. Tucker ..445.44 fi 4-30 W. Tyler ..4 3 3 4 5 4 4—28 A. Smith ..3 5 5 4 4 4 5—30 J. N. Jones 4 5 5 4 4 J 4—31 D. Bradford 5 4 4 4 3 5 4-29 Geo. Lee ..4 5 4 5 4 5 4—31 T. Belmont 5 4 4 5 4 4 5-41 F. Owen 5434534-28 A. Spriggs ..4 4 4 4 4 5 4-29 A. Griffiths 4554554-32 D. Thomas 4 5 5 5 4 5 5—33 Tom Lewis 4554454-31 J. Bruford 45 554 4 5-32 S. Padfield 4 4 4 4444-28 C. Hopkins 455 54 5 4-32 W. S. Fell 4444444-28 T. Arthur ..4 4 8 5 5 5 5—33 W.J. Boyce 5554 53 5—32 Total 377 Total 360
PENARTH SWIMMING CLUB I There was a gala at Penarth Baths last evening in connection with the local swim- ming club. In a polo match between Penarth and Merthyr the homeatens1 were victorious by 5 goals to 2. whilst the second string of the Penarth Club defeated Mountain Ash by seven goals to love, a squad race between the latter combinations again favouring the Penarth Seconds by half a length. 'The result of the 50 yards boys' handicap was: 1st, Bowen; 2nd, Whittington; 5rd, Williams. A much-appreciated item was a life«aving dispter Si tfufffivhem of the Cardif fGttxPoiiAe Vdnoe.
r Unfaithful Husband I CARDIFF WOMAN GETS A DIVORCE In^ the Divorce Court to-day (before the President, Sir John Bigham), a case was heard in which Mrs. Kate Cross, living in James-street, Cardiff, sued for a divorce from Mr. Thomas Cross, whose occupation was not stated, on the ground of desertion and misconduct. The suit was undefended. The marriage took place in 1894, and the parties afterwards lived in Cowbridge-road, Cardiff. In August, 1902, respondent left his wife, and, it was said. had since lived with another we-man at Ludgershall, Wiltshire. A decree nisi was granted. Mr. Bucknill (instructed by Mr. Morgan Eees, solicitor, Cardiff) appeared for the petitioner. MR. H. EDGAR THOMAS, Clerk of the Peace for the County of Brecon, who died at his residence at iirOOOn on Wednesday morning.
BETTER IN THE OPEN AIR. UnLess seedlings are being raised or out- tings rooted, the greenhouse should be nearly empty during the summer. The majo- rity of the plants which are grown in it will '!<' very much better in the open air than they will under glass.—"The Bystander."
TO-MORROW'S RACING. CATWICK PROGRAMME —The HORSESHOE HANDICAP of 200 BOVS; the second to receive I SOTS. One mile and a half. ya at lb Mr H S Goodson's Asticot .Lynbam 6 a 3 Mr P Nelke's Fly Fisher Pickering491 Mr P Gieeson'e Detect/on .Gleeo;on 6 9 0 Mr F J iteneon'a t-an Miniato .Manser 6 8 7 Mr J S Keene r i&peranto Darling 3 8 7 Sir William Bass's King Dunoan Taylor a 8 6 Mr J D Cohn's Love Charm bathoa8& Mr H J King's Sir Peter Leach584 Mr H S Goodnon's MLrk* Fra"r —Lynham 4 8 4 Mr H D Johnson's MabWr 'iledenn.s ..Smith 5 8 3 MT J Buchau.m's Flying ThoughM 6 H Duling 4 8 2 Mr J D Cohn'a Enthw;tic Lad .&tho 4 8 2 Mr 8Loates's Macevelt L*a teea80 Mr H Lythata's Carntoi. Wootton4713 Mr W M u Singer's Greater Taylor i 7 U Mr B Wool ton'a Lady Brendlt ooLton -4 7 8 Mr H M Dyao's f by Berriii-Alice .F liunt 4 7 8 Mr A K Howen' Preiuier I:ioyle 3 7 5 Mr A IS Bowen's Anglicua .Hoyle 3 6 i -The PTJULEY SELLING PLATE of 101) sovs; winner to be sold for 50 sovs. Five furlongs. ya Mr Godfrey Robinson's Miss Kellerman Private 2 Mr C F AvUa's BacliU Tabor5 Mr C K Hodgson's Green Dragon Macaliister 6 Mr T Hartigau'e Lady Artist ;Goby 4 Mr T E Liddiard'e Beauty Boy .Smith Mr W M Qõs's 10 n3C(JJ' T foungS Mr T P King's Ambrose .G Edwards a Mr L Digbf'S Canty liay .Digby a Mr A Stedail's Lrother Bill .NightingaU a M? H ?oott'a g by DutM of ?eatminfiter—Ca?is Eecott 3 Mr J East's Ardeer i^st a Mrs W Lotinga's Future Pee rest C Wood 2 Mr F R Hunt's The De'il F Hunt a Mr R Monro's Azov Pickering 3 Lord Howard de Major Beatty 4 -The GATWlCIv SELLING HANDI- CAP of 500 sovs; the second to re- ceive 50 sovs. One mile. ye st lb Lord Mioheihain's Chestnut .Datlee a. 9 0 Sir W Base's SeUa Taylor 6 8 8 Mr J p (John's fielish Elatho67 13 Mr G F Avila's Periwinkle 11 Tabor a 7 12 Major J D Edwards'e Chota Sahib Major FdwaxdB6712 Mr S Loates'e Manavelt IOa,tesa712 Capt J G R Homfray's Landlord ..R Sherwood 4 7 II Mr W H L IS wart's Potheen .A Sadler579 Lord Harewood's Rhinefield G ChaJoner 4 7 3 Mr G Schilizzi's Marathon II .Sadler, jun 4 7 3 Mr Joe Drake's Tokay Duller 4 7 0 Mr T Jennings's Imprint Jennings 3 6 9 Mr B Mliie't Florence Nightingale F Hartigaa 3 6 6 -The BOUF-IRRED TWO'YFABOLD tLATi; of 2q) sovs; the second to receive 10 aovs. Five furlongs. etlb Lord H de Walden'a a by Isinglass—T him hie Major Beatty 8 9 Mr T Corns's Landport .Hoyle 8 6 Lord Westbury's Jadoo Farquharooo 8 6 Lord Wolverton's Walter Tyrril Hon G Lambton 8 5 Lord Cadogan's M'lntyre .C&pt Dewhurst 8 4 Sir T. 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Dewar's Young Turk C Waugh 8 4 Lord Bosebery's Averaus .Darling 8 4 Mr E Lamb's Frester .C Waugh 8 3 Mr A Cunlifle's f by Fager-DlsWpation Lewis 8 1 Mr 0 Bayner's c by Fortuaio-Queen BaciàerEaGt S 1 Lord Bpsebery's Sonsy Bess Darling 0 1 Sir P Walker's Ben a Bahn F Hactigall b 1 Mr A Gorham's f by Maroo-Shanrkon Laes Gannon 8 0 Mr F Bibby's Ben Buadh T Waugh 7 U Mr L Brassey's c by N.bot-Black Duchess H Sadler 7 13 Lord Ellesmere's Cartoon "u,J A Dawson 7 13 Mr J Fallon's Uncle Michael .raJlou 1-» Mr T Jennings's Reversion Jennings 7 13 Mr H J King's Vitulos .Leach 713 Mr L" Filkington's Hazelslack Beardsiey 7 13 Sir P Walker's Macoocner F Hartigan 7 13 Mr Reid Walker's Belgrade Doyle 7 13 Mr W Brodrick Cloete's Compound .C Marsh 7 10 Lord Durham's Mardock P Peck 7 10 Mr G Edwardes's Dollar Prince ..Major Edwards 7 10 Mr Spencer Gollan's c by Australian Star-Meta Burke Day 7 10 Mr Purefoy's Wealthy Water Lewia 7 10 Mr A Stevens's Fickleness .A Stevens 7 10 Lord Wolverton's Bevach .Don G Lambton 7 10 Major Edwards's Saint Mac Major Edwards 7 10 Major Edwards's Betoi .Major Edwards 7 7 Sir B Jardine'a Glance Shot T Waugh 7 7 —The DORKING WELTER HANDI- CAP of 100 sovs; winners extra. Sixofurlongs. Lord FitzwiUtam'a Sciandhu CosteUo 1 Costello595 Mi Joe D$ke's General Stossel .Duiler 5 4 Mr J B Keene's Wamba II .Da;rling 3 II 3 Mr J R Keene's Selectman Darling 3 9 3 Mr R Tyler's Gallop Along Duller 4 9 2 Sir John Barker's Wareham H Sadler391 Col Fenwick's Muffin Bqy .Sherrard 4 9 0 Mr James Hare's Quality. Street Kelly 4 8 14 Mr H Lytham's Elspeth .Wootton 4 8 U Mr G Aston's Baker's Soy Kenna 4 8 11 Sir S. Scott's f by Bay Bonald—Ardvourlie Darling 3 8 11 Captain Striker's Parallax .Private 5 8 8 Mr J Buchanan's Charterhouse ..S H Darling 3 8 6 Mr A B Bo wen's Partiootour Hoyle5aA Mr John Morrow's Queen Julia Baker 4 8 3 Captain J. G. IL Homtray's Quarry B Sherwood 3 8 2 Lady de Bathe's St. Esrbert F Darting 3 8 2 Mr H Trimmer's Waterbury. Walters, jun 3 8 2 Prince Hatzfeldt's Dinder Hon A Hastings 3 8 2 Mr A L Christie's Maud Allan ..S H Darling 3 8 1 Mr R L Davtes's Sir Perigord Sohwind 3 8 1 Mr W A Harie's Sea.ton Delaval Robson 3 8 1 Mr W H L Ewârt's Mariut .A Sadler 4 8 0 Mr P P Peebles's Nitouche lobbleg57 la Mr J H Bennett's Dandy Bird T Young1712 Mr C Wadia's Origo .Major Morris 3 7 11 Mr Ernest Dresden's Self Control Archer S 7 10 Mr J L Dugdale's Lady Syme G Edwards57 lo Mr D M Gant's Waterloo Phinipga7 a Mr C Wood's Haxell C Wood 3 7 7 Mr F B Barling's Engagement Barling 17 7 Mr =ftef:i'Di'rlin&' ¡ 7 7 Bletsoe S 7 7 Mr A Gorham's Sailor Bill Gann=47 7 —The MANOR WELTER PLATE of 100 sovs; allowances. One mile. ys st lb Mr A C Mandaras's Duke of Sparta Sadler, jun 6102 Mr J L Dagdale's Lowland Lord ..8 Edwards 5 9 6 Mr J L Dugdale's Drdsus G Sdwards 5 9 6 Captain F Forester's Bracelet. Lewis 4 9 1 Mr J Gould's Clerk oVtbe Weather .Duller 4 9 1 Mr Edmund Lamb's Nebuly C Waugh 4 9 1 Xr A Jesson's Oiaeau C Waugh491 Mr A Jesson's Oiseau F Jeseon a t 10 Mr Sol Joel's Persuasion .Walters, jun 4 8 1/0 Mr H Ross's Macaron T Young 4 8ft* Mr P Gieeson's Protector .Gleeson 5 8 7 Mr J B Leigh's Dusky Slave .BIackwell 4 8 i Mr W W BaUy's Venture ..Captain Dewhuæt 3 8 2 Mr J B Keene's Wamba II Darling ) 8 2 Captain Michael -ugh?m's KJOAW 6?rtU?ngaa81 Davies J 7 T Lord PoeeboWs Dandyprat Darling..2 7 4 Mr R Buckworth's The Grey Ghost ..1"rieetJoy 2 7 4 Sir S Scott's I by Bay R(mald-Ardvourl ¡ 7 Darting 2 7 4
MID iamn. WET SEND MONEY ABROAD? WE TRUST YOU. Small credit weekly accounts opened from £1 up. wards. Business may be done by lettem-F. DCKCAJf and SONS, Turf Accountants. 8, Masoo 's-avamie, Guildhall. London. E.C. 4754 CARDIFF EXCHANGE SPORTS AND GYMKHANA. SOPHIA GARDENS, JUNE 19th, 1909. FIRST RACE, 2.30 p.m. OPEN EVENTS. 440 YARDS FLAT HANDTQAP. 120 YARDS FLAT HANDICAP ONE MILE FLAT HANDICAP. TENT PEGGING, VICTORIA CROSS Jr.ACII. BENDING RACE, BALACLAVA MELEEj AJOO Kvouta ior jfembtrs of the Exchange,and their StaOs. For full particulars apply The Secretaries, 14, The Exetauge. 87M TOPPING and SPINDLER, FLUSHING, HOLLAND. The Oldeet-estaMlsbed and Moat Extensigf* Firm of Turf Commission Agents in the World. Ascot Stakes, Royal Hunt- Cup, the Derby, to. Double and Treble Events. No Commission whatever on Market, Starting, or Accumulatives at Starting Price. ouT "Year Book and Beady Reckoner," containing Rules, Codas, Asc.^Uso "The Continental Sportsman," Free on receipt of Post-card containing applicant's addrete. An letters to be addreeeed-TOPPING ax J.NDLXR, Fhufeieg, Holland. Postage 2^L Ptxt-cards Id. aU4 pnr caaDarj,
I Stung by an Adder I LITTLE GIRL SUCKS OUT THE POISON There is a little girl in the village of Frcy- etrop, Pembrokeshire, who haa not forgotten the story of Elea.nor of Oaetile, the heroic queen who sucked the poison from her hris- band's wound when Edward I. was attacked by an assassin on his way back,from the Crusades. The little girl, the twelve-year-old danghter of a resident named John Hier, has just soved her baby sister's life by following the queen's example. The baby, playing near her father's door- step, picked up an adder. She put it to her mouth, and when her older sister ran up a few minutes later she was horrified to see the snake still in the baby's hand. Hurriedly she fhingr it aside and crushed it, and then sucked the poison from her sister's lip. The little girl is now recover- ing, and efforts are being -made to acknow- ledge her sister's devotion.
I,, GOOD MORNING THANK YOU" I Lewis Nicholas, a well-known local charac- ter, was charged at Aberavon to-day with being drunk and disorderly. Police- constable Eustone deposed to being called to the Globe Hotel, Aberavon, to eject defen- dant, who was drunk and using very bad language. Mr. Charles Jones (counting the list of previous convictions): You have already been. convicted fifty times for drunkenness. Why don't you keep off the drink, as when you are Sober you are a very tidy, inoffensive person ? Inspector Canton: Yes, he's all right when sober, but to-day is the first time I've seen him sober. (Laugh- ter.) Defendant: I'm all right if people won't molest me. I've never been guilty of any orime. The Bench adjourned the case for two months on defendant promising to keep sober. Defendant: Well, good morning now, and thank. -you- (Laughter.)
I HORSEFLESH AS BEEF. At Tower Bridge Police-court yesterday Harry Green answered to a summons brought by the Bermondsey Council for selling dis- eased horseflesh to Prank K rep pel, a butcher. Kreppel has already been sentenced to three months' imprisonment for having the meat on his premises, but he has given notice of appeal. A sanitary inspector gave evidence as to seizing a hindquarter and part of a for-equarter of badly diseased horseflesh in a portion of Kreppel's premises where his 'brine tube were kept. The horseflesh was dress-ed as beef. The Magistrate said the public had to thank the Bermondsey Council for unearthing this case. The defendant would have to go to prison in the second division for three months and pay ten guineas costs. In default of paying the costs there would be another month's impri- sonment.
INCIDENT AT AN INQUEST I A remarkable incident occurred at an I inquest at Yarmouth on the only body I recovered after the recent beach disaster. One of the jury decUned to be swom, and turning to the coroner said. "You will have to confirm me." The Coroner: I do not con- firm people. The Juror: Well, I will confirm my own seM. The Coroner: Have you a con- scientious objection to taking the oath? The Juror: Yes. The Coroner: Well, then. I will dispense with your services. One of the other jurors was noticed by the coroner not to kiss ￼ the Testament, and was at once directed to l do so. and admonished to be more careful in I future when he took the oath.
MYSTERY OF AN OLD *FORT. To provide stones for the erection of a dwelling-house on a farm near Gurteen, part of the wall surrounding an old fort was j removed, but when the workmen returned next mornrng they were astonished, it is I reported, to find every stone smeared with I blood, and on one stone the clear imprint of the fingers of a. man's hand. Greatly alarmed, the men at once proceeded to put the stones back into the fort. Last winter a quantity of bones, together with part of an old rusty dagff&r, were found under a flag near th41 same place.
Shipping Intelligence FOREICN MAILS. I To be despatched from London to-morrow, June .11. OUTWARD.-Morming- To Lisbon, Cape Verde Islands, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentine Republic, and Chile, via Southampton, per s. Avon. To United States, fte., via Southampton, per s. Cleveland. To Japan and China, via Yanoouver, per B. Victorian. To C&Mda and Newflyugdlaad, ?v C-dt- packet. To FaMe Islands ?d loet?nd, yia Leith. To Portugal, Uroay, and Argenine Bep?Mte, parcel malls, via utb.;unIl, per 8. Avap. To Faroe Islands, parcel mails, via Leith. To Malta, parcel malls, by sea, per a. Palawan. Aff moon To China and Japan, via Siberia. gvoning- A To Egypt, Cyprus, Jaffa, Sid Beirut, via Brlndiai, per a. Isis. To India, Ceylon, Straits Settlements, China. Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, &c., via Brindisi, per 8. Mantua. To Newfoundland direct, via Liverpool. To Teneriffe, via Plymouth. Ta Turks Islands and Jamaica, via Bristol, per s. Port Henderson. To Grand Canary and West Coast of Africa, via Ln-poo! per & Burutu. To M&uri?as, Y? Ceylon, per 8. Mantna. To United States and Bermuda, parcel matIs, via Liverpool, per s. Campania. To Newfoundland, parcel mails, via Liverpool. To Jamaica and Turks Islands, parcel malls, via, Bristol, per s. Port Henderson. INWARD Duo To-merrow- From British FaA Afrim, Nyaaalacd, and Zanzibar, via Nap-?o& FMm Ntec. States. 4c-, via Plymouth.
LONDON FREIGHT MARKET. I LONDON, Thursday. Chartering business continues slow. Azofs and Dis- tricts show little change. Easterns and River Plates are steady for prompt boats. Ore freights, outward coal tonnage, and coastings are about firm. Fixtures: Bombay to picked port, 5,000 tons, 16s 3d, June; San Lorenzo to United Kingdom or Continent, 4,700 tons, 13s 3d, July; Azof toUnited Kingdom or Continent, 5,600 tons, 7e 6d, prompt.
MOVEMENTS OF LOCAL VESSELS. Argue left Portsmouth for Newport 9th Inver arrived Havre 9th FranoOOS Duncan arrived Portsmouth 10th Trentpool left Grindstone Isle for Sharpness 7 Crathorne arrived Charleston 8th Bellerby left Kerch for Taganrog 8th Wandhy left Kherson for Nicolaief 8th Brook-by arrived Genoa 8th Trunkby left Bristol for Swansea Ml tj .eegpoo arrived Genoa 9th ￼ Liandrindod arrived Kherson 9th t Llaai?hen left Nicolaief for Rotterdam )10th Erl left Algiers for Barry Roads 9th Polymelus left Genoa for Barry Roads 9th Ninian Stuart arrived the Tyne 9th Wenvoo passed Madeira for Limerick 9th
LOCAL OVERNIGHT CHARTERING8. I OUTW ARD-BTEAMERS. Cardiff to:- Cha-ntenay, 4f 87;0, Ihrneley, 2,500 tons (J. V. Vallette & Co.) Sab lee, 4f 90c, Ragusa, 1,800 tons (J. V. Vallette A Co.) Lisbon, 5s 3d, 1,700 tons (Cory's Trading Company, Limited) Croinstadt, 4a 9d, 2,500 tons, June 15 loading (John Powell & Co.) goapa Flow, 4s 3d, free discharge; option Oban, 3e 9d, or Berehaven, Zs 9d, Tees, 2,000 tons (Admiralty) Bahia and Pernambuoo (two ports), lie 9d. 3,600 tons, prompt (Cory Bros. 4 Co., Limited) Madeira, 6s 9d, 2,800 tons, June 18 loading (Cory Bros. & Co., Limited) Las Pahnas/TenerifPe, 6s 9d, 4.000 tone, June 21 loading (Elder, Dempster & Co.) Swansea to:— Sarburg, 5$, 1.2m tons (Hugo Stinnes) snoa, 7s 2d, 2,200 tons (Sir Griffith Thomas) St. Malo, 48 lid, 1,300 tans (L. Gueret, Limited)
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Henry Burton, collier, Newbridge, was sum- moned at Abercarn to-day for loitering in High-street, Abercarn, for the purposes of betting on May 28. An application for adjournment was made by Superintendent Porter, and the case will be heard at Black- wood on Friday week. The garden fete in the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, yesterday, in connection with St. L,W, n'* Obaroh, Owtfon, wae a. greet anooeat. SMOKE I 0 D.V. I The King of Tobaccos Id. er JaJiy- Packet B Wymans Sell It jI at Cardiff Station.
FightingnearLlandovery DOINGS AT MOUNTED BRIGADE CAMP Wednesday was the last day of the South Wales Mounted Brigade annual training, and expressions of regret at the breaking up of the camp were to be heard on every side. The brigade has been favoured with excep- tional weather for work. Much hard work in the field has been done by every regiment and unit present, and the only deterrent has been the excessively long distance to the training ground, Mynydd Myddfai. This mountain is about six miles from oamp, over a very hilly road, taking about one hour and three-quarters to traverse. Much valuable working time has been lost in this way. The health of the troops has been excellent. On inquiry at the RoyaJ Army Medical Corps quarters on Wednesday as to the number of sick patients in hospital the answer was, ''Two patients, and they are our own fellows." On Wednesday the Pembroke Yeomanry were inspected by the brigadier, Colonel F. C. Merrick, and were subjected to the same searching terts in theoretical and practical work as the Montgomerys and Glamorgans. The Montgomery Yeomanry proceeded to Mynydd Myddfai, where the A and D Squad- rons were opposed to the B and C Squadrons in a sham fight, returning to camp after a very hard morning's work at 1.30. The Glamorgan Royal Horse Artillery were inspected by their commanding officer, Major M'Gaul, on their camping ground, The Glamorgan Yeomanry worked out a scheme of outpost duty. The scheme was as follows:—"A force of all arms advancing from the south has reached Llandilo on the evening of the 8th of June, and halts there for the night. At six a.m. on the 9th of June information is received from a trustworthy source that a mounted force of the enemy, estimated at a brigade of mounted men, with two guns, had reached Builth Wells from the north at nine o'clock on the evening of the 8th of June. The general officer com- manding decides to continue his march at eight a.m. on the 9th, and orders the Gla- morgan Yeomanry on arrival at Myddfai to take up a line of outposts covering that village from the north and north-east." The Glamorgans left camp at eight a.m., and speedily established a long line of out- posts, extending over a front of seven miles, from Ystrad waiter to Myddfai village. Colonel Llewellyn inspected the line, and was pleased with the advantageous positions taken up. The Tftgiment returned to camp at eleven o'clock, after an easy day's work. The Royal Army Medical Oorps will be the only unit left in camp, where they remain until Saturday. The record of the Y.M.C.A. work in camp up to the 8th of June was as follows:—" 9,700 letters written and posted in our tents; 30 temperance and anti-gambl^pg pledges taken; L29 19s. WbTth of postage stamps sold; zElS worth of postal orders sold; average daily attendance at our tents 1,200 men. All the commanding offioers in oamp have visited the tents, and have spoken most highly of the work being done amongst the men." Brigade Camp Fixed at Ammanford Colonel., Banfield, brigadier-general, com- manding officer of the South Wales Infantry Brigade, paid a visit to the Amman Valley on Wednesday in connection with the prelimi- nary arrangements for the camp of the Welsh Brigade, whtoh will take place at Ammanford from July 25 to August 8. He was accom- panied by Major Sid ley, brigade officer. In an interview with the Western Mail" repre- sentative he stated that the 1st Monmouth- shire Regiment, the 2nd Monmouthshire, as well as the 4th, 5th, and 6th Welsh Regiments, would encamp at Amifiaaford, besides the South Wales Company of the Army Service Oorps, and, in all probability, the 41st Welsh of the Regular Army from Pembroke Dock. He stated that the idea of holding the oamp at Ammanford had largely to do with the desire of the military authorities generally for Territorials and others to learn how to defend positions in which they resided, and he farther stated that manoeuvring would take place chiefly on the Black Mountain and the Bettws Mountains, as well as at various points along the River Amman. The Camp at Ross I Tfie camp at the Marsh, Ross, is now occupied by the recruits of the 3rd Battalion (Special Reserve) Welsh Regiment. The f 11 battalion arrives on July 5, when they will be under the command of Colonel W. W. Watte, C.B.
DR.CYNONFARDD EDWARDS. I Dr. Cynonfardd Edwards, of Kingstown, ) Penn., who has come over from the States in order te conduct at the National Eisteddfod in London, delivered a lecture on Wednesday evening at Bethlehem Chapel, Splott, Cardiff. Sir Marchant Williams presided over a large audience, and the doctor, who is a great traveller and a favourite in Wales, gave a. delightful series of "lessons of travel on land and seas." He described many places of inte- rest in all parts of. the world, and remarked that humanity was the same all the world I over.
BULLDOG SHOW FOR CARDIFF. At a meeting over which Mr. F. L. Short I (chairman of the Cardiff and IWstrict Bull- dog Club) presided on Wednesday night it was decided to open a show in September.
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