SPEECH FROM THE GALLOWS A Bulgarian bandit who was executed at Serres a few days ago made a speech at the gallows, says Reuter, which produced a deep depression. "I took up brigandage," said Dinga, the condemned man, in order to save my life from Sandansky, who, at the instance of Government officiate, made several attempts to assassinate me. If there was such a thing as justice in this country it would have brought not me, but Sandan- sky, to these gallows—Sandansky, who has killed so many thousand innocent people. But there is no justioe in Turkey, a.nd the country is doomed." Sandansky is the notorious leader who laid the plot to hold Miss Stone to ransom,
FROM TAPROOM TO MANSION Sir Walter Gil bey recently told a writer in London Opinion," with reference to the fine Sheraton sideboard which will be included in the forthcoming sale at his town residence, Cambridge House, Regent's Park, that about 50 years ago this fine piece stood in the tap- room of a public-house at Gerrard's Cross. A fair was on at the time, and Mr. Gil bey, as he then was, strolling into the public- house with his brother, saw three fiddlers standing on it while they played to the roomful of roysterers. He purchased it for £ 4—the landlord considering himself lucky to dispose of it at that price.
WINDY WILLAN East Anglian peasants have a curious weather rhyme about the first three days of Marob, which runs, with several variants: First comes David, Then comes Chad, Then comes Willan As if he were mad. Many learned people are puzzled about the identity of this Wiilan. He is really the 8ft. Winwaloe, whose anniversary faUs on March 3. His name is spelt in the Dictionary jf Christian Biography'' in no fewer than 28 different ways.
DAMAGED DESTROYER The turbine destroyer Edm; which was reoently driven ashore at Dover during a. gale, waa paid out of commission at Chatham Dockyard to-day. the crew being sent to the naval depot for draft to other ships. The Foden has been placed in dry dock for the damage to be made good, and will be in the hands of the repairers for same weeks. A skeleton crew is to be detained to take charge of her until she is ready to re-hodst her pennant
WEDDING EVE TRAGEDY A man named Cowan cut his throat at a house in OLty-street, Belfaat, last night. The deceased was to have been married this morning, and the family had just retired after completing the arrangements for the wedding.
MUNIFICENT CIFT TO WORKPEOPLE Sir William Mather, head of the firm of Mather and Piatt, engineers, galfbrd, has pla-ced LIO,000 in trust, with the direction that the inoome arising therefrom shall be dis- tributed annually among the firm's work- peopi-e on the occasion of their anntml b<>IidaY. I
i. i The deatil oocurred at Bristol to-day of Mr. Gilbert Woodruff Pierpont Harris, a pro- minent Freemason. The deceased 1IU the Deputy-Grand Master of the Province of Bristol, and for upwank of a quarter of a century was Provincial Grand Secretary,
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KX1, 1269, 207. 354. 826. 26, 169. 624. 876, 180. 523. 446, 2M. 1851, 653, lw, 1225, 98o. 668. p:-¡z to be ola.un ?il?hm s?ven days from ?e?r?- ?ry. e34D8u7 TOO LATE FOR CLASSIFICATION L-"C 100 bHED to Let; to 2a. 6d. week; suit anyone la busiaeea duiing day. -V 99, E._Ill&" ICxpreds, Cardiff. a&60u £ OLD Boilers, Sheiie, or Tanks wanted tor Tar Tanks. —Paxticuiara, prioe to V 76, Eveniag Express, Csur- iiff. j, eJ.5u9 4 J, Fitz&aman-emiaji ieaent, Cardiff. ^lf»nafortabJ« 4 homely Lodgings or Apartmeat? f.?r respectable men only; wms very modeiaxe; no chWr. ,Wtu5 T ftover; 2 aeater, Speeds, hood, A screen, lamps, all t-ooia; any trial.—Aibauy- 1 rœ4, Cardiff. uO G- OOD reIiaNe Beer-houee to Let; sa<ne hands 3 Gyws; good ?tason ;or leu?Lat; w agents ieed I ipply.—V 77, Evening Express, Cardiff. e45e.5 oXTiefl about 3 Y,&&s igo; if not claimed vilLain 3 days ?W be "d to 4eiray expoen$o., Wt Cb,rch-6Ue,aL e358iua y> a r i Lock-up SlIøp W Let in main stwt Aberey- J non; suitable for office, dentisis. &c.—O. R. Jones, [:1, ynyMaeurig-road, Auercynuji. e5j&(uo "T7V>B Sale, pretty SideooaidT Ov#rmant;e, Kerb, and .J:' otJler articles (DO qealers;.—12, Ll<uuair-road. eiia "CVjUlN D, near PontilanIraithe, ios Tenrier bitch; JP ?wo?r can ha? sa?s?.—t4, BirUeJit-iireet, C?er- ptlY. e35i4uS ""xTvvrNYPI-A.—For Saw, ?jc-roomed l(.; two L ve?rs ? 1:??; Iarge gMdan; b.M:? eMraace; BMn rood.-TaylQr, ??tom Ho?f,e, Tyatyla-road. e?MJu5 Y- OUG- Lädi- (28) would like Situation as blothor JL Help where maid is ktpt.Apply 3dJ4,s Pounder. 9, Brklge-strea* Cardig. eSSaOua itILL Friday same time be eonvaeieat; will j endeavour to be there; write aea^?—Athens, euo ICE Bi U-Terrier BiUSi (2 years); good guard, i> Also nice Bull-Terrier (5 months); Vrize-wiaua; '¡ sire "Bloomsbiiry earintlilxn": -or-atoaAed; cheap, or Exchange Poultry.—H. Meafcon, a6, Kd-iltr. ynysbogth, Aaercynon. e5o78u3 TBONO, healthy Croes-bred Ch4eks for Sak- eek !? old, 6& d- fM-tni?bt, 7& dA&; MAibf aet,ol) guajraateed.—Apply E. Tadd, 7, 8w by-street, Cardifl X^OB Sala, Wiodsor ZititM- Banjo and. Case, 2 4pare I? ?ell,M he?ds, I". "tirLg.% cash 35&; eMt ,? 10b.—Geo. \?. v =m, m, Kow4y-s?reet, Tocy- pa.ndy.)¡T!iii3 SITTTATTOJf wasted by youa?WooMe (18); assist in shop and house; comioeabie ?a4mm; refer en c*. —V 73, Evening Express, Cardiff. etaUui -|7*)R Sale, a Few large 0- ?'t'Tur?y? fa" 8tock; .£ ?so splendid L?yin? Dwka and Fowl& An kinds of Poultry Bought.—Ingram, 22, Penypeel-road, Canton, caidiff. «>aaau5 -noNTYCL.tt«>m to Let; Baezowbon tUit- L able for professional gcntUeoi^e. Or Bad and Sit. ting-room-Apply D., c/o iUmeot, StMiaaer, hnty- clun. e3667uj GPABAJTTEED Sew-laid Eøgtl, Freøh Buttw, &id all classes of Poultry are cheap now; orders filled direct from the farms; U&t (rm.-T. O. Shauglme3sy acd 3oB9. Phiilip's-lana, Cork. ejooead rpo Let, No. 52, Oordon-raa4. Cardiff; Doobio-troatbd X Villa.—Apply Session* (Limted). C&rquff. ous s ALE, Mann's Patent Motor Larry; good oondition; t.9 carrtee tans—Appijr Saaninoo fl.imited), Cardiff. 95586U9 YOCN-S WoeoMt (18), tall, conaectad, y wishes to Editor Domestic Service with nice family; no previous experience; excellent zrSsrencez.-r V 33, Evening Jtapress, Cardiff. eJéiO WANTED inwaediatedy. iftati Ptetourraaid tar country place,—3ir§- Uoyd, PIm Cilybebyil, Poctardawe. Pw-imt=,"faf wcount" P;aw,-3&r& Lwyd. rim cttbobyll, 'V tlnli, w"to w:th H?at pvt, fEr."enc, &d pbot?, ?, it? Wl a. V 92, EY<nIn? Expftw. C?MM. eaÐ1u. s.we. La.rSI$ Irt¡JIw, 'fudor. Cardiff; r- JL. able lor eonin-eas; iiaer eentre City; £.344 teaoy payment^).—Apply Ryder-oUe". Ono" TT^Oll gate, exeeUerUy-ltted Oommt TiMe. BeauMToe, Jt- aear Peaetoely-road; reoeatjy agqaptoMd; flM bad, rmms; eharmlng position.—Wifliam*. 3, Victoria. Park- Toetd^. Qtfdig- ealow "rtOSITIOS cw Trua* fgir GmALwaan; 4spaMt Z150, JT fully oommed; omlw oommeacing ?2 p?f woO.- Apply V 69, EVenipresa, C<LrdUT. e3553u4 O OUFTHBOR Olrt wanrtM (avA itwit lJ) to AvoWt tj with Bouaanfork and Baby; live W-Apv 20, Ofcnton. «B0M 2- tI!Ib.8d Bobma Vacant; every ouuWa^fe^e.— i2. T utimt. QtaMf WtiiiW. eS»IBu» STOP PRESS op ■■ ■ Latest Telegrams. c.SToy gt-l; GT A r: r CHAKGE. f'K-v-d Th-rwbap :8 was charged as t.—rJ.ay with biug*lariong.-Iy entering t'}¡Œ.I qf William Bell, an engineer, of 47. Rfds-ma* (iar.tor,, on the TJjnt. r-f January aiMi ?«er-i:T!j a. «vrord. i)iree a >.li. a i-drriu^s, two g"1d bangles, a "f ciarai-s, to-TOffeer with about •. i-' and valued in -all at £24 10s.¡ frtr tJier with br^tiliiii# iitii tbe fcu-a c-t: rsisfht Jin-nary 13 rhrw a. "¡: glasses, and .)r11>:(:, :F'ë itles, value <22 21!" was committed 1" rise .:j- T^arge, and the second tbarife w; i i tatea. S I i, i
FEW PEOPLE REALIZEi THE DANGER IN THAT COMMON DISEASE, CATARRH. Because catarrhal diseases are so common; and because catarrh is not rapidly fatal. people too often overlook and neglect it until some incurable ailment develops as a result of the neglect. The inflamed condition of the membrane of the nose and throat makes a fertile soil for the germs of Pneumonia and Consumption; in fact, catarrhal pneumonia and catarrhal consumption are the most common forms of these dreaded diseases which annually cause more than one quarter of the deaths in this country. Remedies > for catarrh are almost as numer- ous as catarrh sufferers, but very few have any actual merit as a cure, the only good derived being simply a temporary relief. There is, however, a very effective remedy recently discovered which is rapidly becom- ing famous for its great value in relieving and permanently curing all forms of catarrhal diseases, whether located in the head, throat, lungs or stomach. This new catarrh cure is principally com- posed of a gum derived from the Eucalyptus tree, and this gum possesses extraordinary healing and antiseptic properties. It is taken internally in the form of a lozenge or tablet, pleasant to the taste and so harmless that little children take them with safety and benefit. Eucalyptus oil and the bark are sometimes used, but are not so convenient nor so palatable as the gum. Undoubtedly the best quality is found in Stuart's Catarrh Tablets, which may be obtained at any chemist's, and any catarrh sufferer who has tried donches, inhalers and liquid medicines will be surprised at the rapid improvement after a few days' use of Stuart's Catarrh Tablets. A doctor, in speaking of Catarrh and its cure, says After many experiments I have given up the idea of curing catarrh by the use of inhalers, washes, sal ves or liquid medicines. I have always had the best results from Stuart's Catarrh Tablets; the red gum and other valuable antiseptics contained in these tablets make them. in my opinion, far superior to any of the numerous catarrh remedies so extensively advertised. The fact that Stuart's Catarrh Tablets are sold by chemists, under protection oi a trade mark, should not preju- dice conscientious physicians against them, because their undoubted merit and harmless character make them a remedy which evtfry catarrh sufferer may use with perfect safety and the prospect of a permanent cure." For colds in the head, for coughs, catarrhal deafness, and catarrh of the stomach and liver, people who have tried them say that Stuart's Catarrh Tablets are a household necessity. Stuart's Catarrh Tablets can be obtained of all chemists at JIll, 3/9 and 4/6 a box, or send your name and address for free sample package to F. A. Stuart Co., 86 Clerkenwell Road, London, R.C.
y WAVERLEI TEMPLAR MALINS3 NEW TEETH Never Change Colour. Never Waw Out. ø. Particulars under Dentistry en Page 1. e1332 LAST WEEK COP THE GREAT SALE AT TEE CAPITAL & LABOUR CLOTHING STORES. FURTHER REDUCTIONS. TWEED SUIT, to Measure 25/- gERGE SUIT, to Measure 25/- BLACK SUIT, to Measure 25/- OVERCOAT, to Measure 20/- MARVELLOUS VALUE. I THE CAPITAL & LABOUR CLOTHING STORES, 56/61 QUEEN-ST., CARDIFF. WORN OUT MEN with wrecked Nerves and impaired Physioe.! Vigour should take DR. CAMMLLIS TABI-IRM. (1) Have you been burning the candle at both ends P (2) Are you suffering from nerve and physical breakdown? (3) Are yott locking old before yonr time? (4) Are you sensitive and irritable? (5) Do you feel weak after exertion? (6) Ilave you kidney and digestive troubles? (7) Are yoa losing flesh? (3) Are you pallid, thin, and wrinkled? (9) Do you lack organic energy? or if you are in any way weak, thin, nervous, or debilitated, or suffering from any form of physical and nerve exhaustion, a course of Dr. Caseell's Tablets will speedily and per- manently cure you. This great remedy of world-wide repute is pure, safe, and reliable, and contains just what is necessary to restore woj-n-out tissues of nerves and organs, and is the most remarkable body builder and restorer of modern times. Doctors, scientists, and the public generally are testi- tying to the extraordinary qualities of Br. Cassell's Tablets, and it only remains for the sufferer to try them and convince him- self of thair efficacy. Dr. Cassall's Tablets can be obtained for 10d., Is. lid., and 2s. 9d. of all chemIsts. 4851
1 The Ian in the Street. j. I Perhaps yesterday's good attendance at I the meeting of the Llandaff and Dinas Powifi District Council was merely a little more evidence to show that before another I similar gathering is held the local elec- tions will have decided the fate of those who are to be taken and those who must be left. There is room for all, with a little squeezing, at the pretty Park-place council chamber, and even at the excel- lent muster of members yesterday there was no serious over-crowding. But above an otherwise happy assembly there was hanging the shadow of those coming eTents, the elections, which did not exactly make cowards of them all, but, to put it mildly, inspired an apprehen- siveness that does not usually pervade the atmosphere in which these men of peace more. Scarcely recovered from the effects of the recent General Election, anticipating another at any moment, and with the county council struggles claim- ing some attention, it can easily be imagined with what zeal the district councillors entered on the last lap of their three years' Marathon. If the ear of the ratepayer was to be canght it was now or never, for all know too well that the actions of the final month of office tell more with the electors than all the 35 months that have gone before. Hence the capital muster of councillors, most with the lively hope of returning to the arena of battle, and a few afraid that it might be a sort of farewell visit to the scene of former triumphs. Happily, no one can foresee what tricks and fancies the electors have in store for those who aspire to be their servants. If it were otherwise there would be no need for the contests, and much of the spice of life would be wanting. But it would seem that the one question that promises to dominate all others is the proposed extension of Cardiff's boundary. A good slice out of the districts-say, Llandaff, Whitchurch, and Llanishen—would be a serious matter for the council in ratable value alone, to mention only one aspect, and it was not surprising to find the clerk (Mr. M. Warren) doing his bast to dissi- pate the impression that the council were anxious to meet the corporation and discuss the scheme which aims at lopping off these important districts. At present the area of the council is one of the largest in the United Kingdom, and many of those who have grown up with the existing conditions do not like to antici- pate the proposed change. The question drew the biggest parish meeting on record at Liandaff on Tuesday night, and there is no doubt that the affected districts want to know fully the minds of those anxious to espouse their cause. The next three years of the Llandaff District Council may mean the making of some I hieftory, and, incidentally, the learning of a little new geography. Though few of us anticipate the desire to make use of any change in the law, much general interest is being felt in the proceedings of the Royal Com- mission on Divorce. These inquiries do not by any maans ensure that any steps will be taken to bring about a great change, and readers who may think otherwise have only to oast their minds backward a little to reflect on what has usually followed the holding of most Royal Commissions. However, on this one important matter, affecting as it does every member of the community, it has long been felt that the existing divorce laws were made for the rich, while the poor who have been afflicted with strained matrimonial relations have had to be satisfied with the modified com- fort that can be got out of separation orders. It has been stated by a high authority that the rich are no more immoral than the poor, though, perhaps, the expensive nature of divorce suits and the compulsory abstinence from proceed- ings by the moneyless have helped to pro- duce the opposite impression. The matter seems to resolve itself into the question, Will divorce be good for the poor? Some say that what is eauoe for the gander should be the same for the goose, and others appear to think that a change for the benefit of the poor would make divorced persons too oommoo. At presort a divorced maft or woman is an objea of cankmity., to be gaped aN and talked about, and the life of such a person' is not invariably one to be envied, while the only peace usually obtainable is under conditions produced by the loss of the old and the assumption of a new identity among strangers. One proposal is to use a county-court or two I in every county to hear suits concerning parties whose income does not exceed R3 a week. It is easily conceivable that in ¡ such an event many who now seek separation orders in the police-courts would strive for the greater luxury of divorce. But few people can agree as to whether this would be good or bad for the people concerned and for the general community. It is one thing to make new laws, but even those who manufacture them cannot anticipate how they will work. In this one great question, involving the entire moral tone of a big country, are contained many minor ones, and it is not surprising to know that those who think deeply about it are of opinion that this is a matter in which it will be wise to make haste slowly. At the same time, is it just to put burdens on the poor that the rich are not called upon to Õear P Whatever else may occur in the field of football this week, there can be no doubt that the Welsh Rugby Union have given the critics a lot to talk about in their selection of the side to meet Ireland at Dublin on Saturday week. There is much to be said for the picking of the entire three-quarter line of one club, especially considering the prolific swring., of the Cardiffian quartette since the return of Gibbs just before Christmas. There ought to be combination of the highest kind, especially with Percy Bush to open out the game. But many will feel sorry for TreWj who has had to suffer for the comparatively poor form of his colleagues in the Swansea team. Trew and Phil Hopkins are still powers in the land, but, with only a. moderate pair to make up the all whites' three-quarter line, they do not stand out as they did. W. Jj. Morgan's display against the Scots was heroic and brainy, and many were of the opinion that he did as much for Wales as anybody. He is obviously the victim of a mistake as to his fitness, though nobody expects anything but the brightest and the beet play from Vile, who has had not a little to do with the success of Newport this seasoln. Either Bancroft or Stanley Williams will fill the back position with equal credit to the Principality, and, if the forwards hold their own, Wales should bag another win.
WAS IT SWANK? I "What is swank?" was the question asked in a court of Law last week. Yesterday George Griffiths, a yommg married man, who was brought, before the Birmingham stipen- diary, gave his own theory of "swank." He stuffed has mouth with rag and firmly boaaid ¡ his braces over it to prevent any possible l escape, and when a policeman was called to him he had sunk into insensibility. When the upholstery bad been removed from his month and he bad been restored to conscious- ness h" jauntily explained, "It is all swank," and said he had only done it to frighten his wife. Griffiths n-aively told the stipendiary, in answer to a charge of attempted sukrirle, tbat, nervous lest he should be provoked to a quarrel with hij wife, he took precautions to sh-it his mouth, knowing what a temper she had. The Stipendiary discharged this remark- able young mam.
ON BREADMAKING I A schoolmaster writes:—"I aj4 9A the head of a town school, and a short time back gave brea?imakin? to a class of boys as the subject for an essay. One of the e6Says began in sohoolboy English: 'The first thing in breadmaking is to boil the potatoes, and then you must peel them and mash them carefully. Then you mugt mix them with a little water, and. set tnem in a warm place till they begin to ferment,' &o. Floour was not mentioned in the course of the essay. The boy's father is a baker!"
PRISON BUILT BY CONVICTS I I Convicts from Parkhiirst a.re now engaged' in building in Parkhurst Forest the new ex- j perimental prison for habitual criminals, which will be ihrf first of its kind in the kingdom. When the prison—which is being entirely constructed by convicts-is com-! pleted in about two years it will be occupied by men who are all undergoing sentence at the, present time. The idea is to teach them 1 a trade, and so give them a chance of living honestly after their release.
CANADA AND BISLEY I OTTAWA, Wednesday. In the Canadian House of Commons to-day Colonel Hughes eamplained of the new regu- lation of the National Rifle Association requaring that samples of rifles to be uaed at the next Bisley meeting should be sub- mitted for examination. He asserted that, as president of the Dominion Rifle Association, he would advise that no Canadian team should be sent to Bisley until the regulation was rescindcd.-Reut-r.
THE CEFN MYSTERY. I Dr. Webster and his assistant, Dr. Plood. yesterda-Y made a post-mortem examioa- tion of the body of the man who was found drowned on Sunday last in the Taff Fechan River at Pontsarn. They came to the con- clusion that the body had been in the water for at least nine or ten days, and that the deceased, who must have been a very healthy man. had not been given to drink.
WRESTLING FOR RENT In some cantons of Switzerland public wrestling matonef. are held once a year, at wbioh nearly everyone is present. At GrenÓclen, recently a property owner and his tenant wrestled for a year's reat as etaJMS. The tenant won.
I From All Quarters. Lady Liffield passed a good night, and the improvement in her oond.tion is maintained The late Earl of Moray left personal estate in the United Kingdom valued at L242,675, in addition to real estate of very great value. Mir. C. E. Mallet, senior member for Plymouth, has been appointed Financial Seo. retary to the War Offiee. The appointment does not necessitate a bye-eleotipn. Allahabad, Wednesday.—Colonel J. R. T. Sladen. commanding the 2nd East Yorkshire Regiment at Pyzahad, was kiHed while play- ing polo on Monday OfteruOOU.-ReuWr. The Bishop a Liacotn passed raAther a resrtleaB night, but there is no material alteration in has condition. The Newtpart Small Holding Committee has decided that steps be taken for the com. puJeory acquisition of the whole of the Hartridge Farm o fa-bout 230 acres in the parish of Ohriatohurch. The improved dwellings sub-committee of the Newport Health Committee has decided to adopt the whole of Part 1 of the Housing and Town Planning Act, 1909. Except those portions relating to the provision of new houses for the working classes.
JUDGE ROBERTS RIGHT I TOO heaff-mg was concluded in the Court of Appeal to-day of the defendant's appeal in the Swansea oaee of Kuller v. Lucas, relating to an alleged breach of agteement. for the supply of entrails of beasts for making sausage skins. The county-oourt judge had refused to grant an injunction restraining the alleged breaches, but the Divisional Court had granted an injunction, and the defendant now appealed. The Lords Justices allowed the appeal
THEFT IN THE NIGHT Robert By lea, a steward, received two months at Swaneea to-day charged with stealing a £5 bank-note from the oosut pocket of Albert White. in the SiLil-oze Home, during the night of the 4th inst,
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CREAKING NOISE BRIGHTON EXPRESS DISASTER The Board of Trade inquiry, adjourned from February 1, into the fatal accident whioh occurred at Stoat's Nest Station on the afternoon of Saturday, January 29, and which resulted in the de%th of seven persons, was resumed (before Colonel Von Donop) at the Board of Trade offices in London to-day- According to the evidence already given, the accident to the Brighton to London, express was caused by the shifting of a. wheel on the axle of one of the oarria,gee. Five of the victims were passengers by the train, the two others being men who were standing on the platform of the station, which one of the coaches mounted. Colonel Von Donop, who had seen them pri- vately, read the stories of the several occu- pants of the wrecked ecuadh who were injured, and who were stated by the ins]>ector to oe j still in hospital The first of theee was that of Miss J. Denton, of BLattersea. who stated: I was travelling to Clapham Junction from Brighton, and was sitting in the carriage which was overturned. I was occupying a seat in one of the centre compartments, which had no central door in it. There were four other ladies travelling1 in the compart- ment. I sat with my back to the engine next to a lady, who was sitting in the corner | seat on the left-hand side of the carriage. Just about when we were paeeing St. Anne s 5 School, the carriage commenced creaking. Tiiis <freaking was the first thing I noticed a.miss with the carriage. The creaking; increased, and when we were passing through the tunnel the carriage oommenood to sway. I looked out of the window, and saw a dull glow, like the reflection of sparks. They seemed to be in front of my compartment and below the carriage. It was on the right hand eide of the carriage. The swaying con- tinued, and we had just left the tunnel when we went over. "The creaking or breaking1 noise which bad begun when we paseed St. A nine's School continued rig-ht up to the end. and gradually increased Before it turned over the carriage bumped tremendously. I never thought of pulling the communication oord, and nobody in the compartment did so. I think the oar- riage was rolling about before it actually left the rails. Premonition of Heath "I said to Miss Carter, who was travelling with me, We shall he at Clapham Junoti-an in half an hour.' Yes,' replied Miss Oarter, if we ever got there.' I understood her remark to allude to the fact that the carriage was jumping about." Colonel Von Dunlop: I am sorry to say Hiss Carteir was killed, so that her evidence is not available. Mr. P. D. Bray, of Hammersmith, who tra veIlEd in the wrecked ooooh, said it travelled about 200 yards in a tilted-up posi- tion He coulu see out of the window that they must inevitably smash into the station platform. The inquiry was oomeluded.
SEQUEL TO A- FATALITY A charge under the Children's Act was pre- ferred at Abercam to-day against David Da. vie-s and his wife, Fanny Davies, who were changed with allowing a child named Anna Margretta Da vies, under the age of seven years, to remain in a room containing art open firegrate without a fireguard, with the result that the child was fatally burnt, at Newbridge, on February 1L Mr. Lyndon G-per, Newport, proeecurted on behalf of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Inspector Sparkes stated tb.3.t he had vic-ked defendants' house on k,ev-aral occasions, and in oonsequen.ee of se-ein,g the children running about danger- ously near the fire he spoke to t,he woman, and requested her to provide a fireguard in order to safeguard the children. She neg- lected to do 60 until after the child in ques- tion had been fatally burnt. The Bench took mto consideration the fact that this was the first case of the kind which had oocurred in tne district, and fined David Daviee 10s. and his wife 5s.
GROANING UNDER A FALL The district coroner (Mr. R. J. Bihye) beld I an inquest at Pontlottyn to-day concerning the dearth of James Jones. 4, SchooAstreet, Pontlottyn, who was killed at the M'Iaaen No. 1 Pit, AbertyBewg, on Tuesday. Deceiased's son, J amies Jones, said he was working with nis father, who at the time was ripping top coal. He had placed a post under a. faooo slip, and when he knocked the post out to brinig the ooal down, be was caught by the fcdl. Thomas BAobards, collatc, said he found the <L<M&a?ed CMB?I?te!y buried by the taal-about four tons—a.nd he oouM hear Mm groaning under the falL There was a. break in top coal aa well as a face slip, and he believed the deceased must have slipped has foot as he knocked the post out, and flailed to run clear of the fall. The jury returned ft verdict of "Accidental death."
MONEYLENDINGTO WORKERS Ernest Gaisford was fined L3 and three guineas costs at Tower Bridge Police-court yesterday for lending money to fellow- employes at his workshop. He charged a penny in the shilling a week, or over 400 per cent. lie bad another registered address as a moneylender. The Magistrate said that in his opinioji what had been disclosed in this case was Lhe mi&ohie/ aimed at by the Act of Parliament. Lady Bell's play, "How the Money Goes," exactly described what had occurred here: the workmen being got hold of by a moneylender and all being in hig hands. The defendant was an honest man, and in obliging his fellow-workmen he had treated it as a matter of business. There was no doubt that he was a very careful man of business- He had not been guilty of any cheating, nor bad he acted as Moses in one place and leaacs in another, and he had, apparently, sinned against the law uninten- tionally.
EX-GUARDSMAN'S WILL -1 Mr. W. Hurst, Jesmond-street, Newcastle onrTyne, and formerly of the Coldstream Guards Regiment, who died on October 17 las left estate of the gross value of £1,987 16S. 4,(J., with net personalty of RlW 18s. Id. Probate of his will has been granted to Mr. Dan M. Thomas, licensed victualler, Swansea, who, with the exception of some p erson 3.1 effects, is the sole beneficiary. Mr. Dan Thomas served in the Coldstream Guards, and was in the Soudan campaign of 1885 with Mr. Hurst. They were both lion-cominispioned officers. Mr. Thomas was severely wounded, and discharged in consequence with a good pension for life, being under 21 years of age. Mr. Hurst served in the Guards for years after Mr. Thomas left, and. oddly enough, followed him in the same occupation as a licensed victualler
MAGISTRATE AS PEACEMAKER I The magistrate at Thames Poiiee-court yesterday endeavoured to patch up a. peace in a case in which Mr-S. -ite, wife of Oharles White, a newsagent, of Poplar, sum- moned her hueband for alleged persistent cruelty. The evidence showed vLJ>8¡t the woman took two drinks with a man at a music-hall, (l.lèd that the defendant thereupon the man's head." He consented to be bound over, and the' summons was adjourned for a week to enable the parties to come together so as to avoid a separation.
WHAT THE- NAVY COSTS I The Navy Appropriation Aoooutut for the I year 1908-9, issued yesterday, shQows that a gross expenditure of £ 33,942,003 was provided for in the Estimates for the year, and that the actual gross expenditure was £ 33,827,490, leaving a surplus of £ 114,512. The fecipts to be appropriated in aid of Exchequer grants were estimated at zEI,622,503, while the actual receipts in aid amounted to JEl.646,181, being L23,673 in excess of the Estimates. The total surplus was thus £ 138,190.
ABERA VON LICENSING I Ajbertavon Borough Brewster Sessions were held today, when the licanoes of the S.ba)o Inn (Talhot-street), Bear Hotel, and the Mian's Arms were referred for oosnpernsoitiou. The bench agreed, to proposed alterations ait the Globe Hotel, and granted the transfer of the licence of the New Inn from DandeJ PShillipe to Mrs. Elizabeth Evans, and the full ttTtmafor of the lioenoe of the Port Talbot Inn to Thomas Pearson.
EGGS PLENTIFUL I At Market Drayton yesterday there was an exceptionally large suptply of eggs on offer, especially for the time of year. As usual, buyers attended from the Chief oentres, but I prices were very 1» v, and eggs were bought at thirteen or fifteen for Is. 2d. This has not been known for a long period. EIN8 in this district have eold as high as 2d. each recently.
I BAR BEHIND I His Honour Judge Hill KaUy ie as punctual as his predecessor. Early UmJav bis borxyur dropped the gentle hint, "I am prepared to take any case it is convenient to take, but it would be more convenient if members at the bar were present in time." <
CALL TO BARRY MINISTER I The Bev. Jenkin Jones, pMtwr of Fennel Welsh Calvinfetic Methodist (uraroh, Barry, I has a<o?p<<6d a call to bwoo e the Pustor of the Presbyterian Cbu2mb of T?n?Md in o >n- nection with tho liow.-la J&Wmm&
I He Was at Ladysmith I STORY OF MARRIAGE IN ERROR There was an unusual feature in a charge of biepamv which came before Mr. Justice Pickford at Chester Assizes yesterday. The prisoner was Walter Worseacroft, aged 38, who was charged with having married Eliza- beth Ann Hornby, his former wife, Elizabeth, to whom he was married on the 15th of October, 1390, being ther alive. Mr. Trevor Lloyd said that the question would arise as to whether the aoensed had been absent from his wife for a period of seveu years at the time of the second Marriage Elizabeth Ann Hornby, of Sale, said that! she was married to the prisoner at Fleet- wood Pa.rish Church on the 12th May, 1904. She had kept company with him for about four months. Shortly before their wedding she heard from the prisoner's mother that he ha-d been married before, and that his first wife was dead. She asked him why he had not told her, and he said he did not want to do so, because she migiht not have had him. They lived in Manchester at first. and latterly at Sale, and had two children. He left her at Sale on the 4th of October last. Mrs. Nichol, a married sister of the pri- soner, of the Bridgwater Hotel, Manchester, said tha-t she was present when her brother was married at the Church of St. James the Less, Anooats, Manchester, on the 15th of October, 1890. After about eleven months the couple weDlt to London, and she did not hear of them again until eighteen months ago, when &he saw the wife. Police-sergeant Morris, of Sale, who received the prisoner into custody from the Metro- politan police, said that on the way back to Sale the prisoner said: "I got boozing in Manchester, and after I came to myself I found myself at Rugby bound for London. In London I found out where my first wife was living, and stayed there until arrested." H,, arided that he had never seen his wife before. for sixteen years. Prisoner, in evidepce. eaid that he joined the Army in 1892, and from India went to South Afrioa. and was at Ladysmith. When he went to London he met his wife accidentally on London Bridge as he was going to work one morning. The jury found that prisoner and his wife had been apart for seven years, and that the prosecution had no evidence to show tha.t he knew his wife was livmg at the time the second marriage took place. therefore, returned a verdict of "Not guilty," amd the prisoner was discharged.
OUTCOME OF A FIGHT A fiaokney coroner's jury found yesterday tba;, the death of Charles Malidall, cabinet aaker, in the Metropolitan Hospital, was due to a fractured skull, alleged to have been sustained in a fight on Saturday, and they returned a verdict of "Manslaughter." Chares Byford, who is charged with causing Mandall's death, was present in court, in custody of warders. The widow said Man- dall fourteen years ago quarrelled with Byford, but her husband never told her he had been threatened by Byford. Another witness stated that Mandall and Byford met in a public-house in Horton-street. Mandall asked Byford and witness to have drinks, and when they were ordered, said to Byford, "Now pay for them." Byford eaid he had no money, and Mandall said, "You are very clever; I should like to fight you." They all went out to Felton-street, where Mandall took off has ha.t and coat and handed "them to a man. He then hit Byford on the mouth, and the latter stripped, and the men fought three rounds. At last Byford hit Mandall on the jaw, and he fell backwards, his head striking the ground. Several other witnesses described how the men fought, and the police coming1 on the scene picked up Man- dall and conveyed him to hospital. They agreed that it was a, fair fight.
"LIKE TO DIE FIGHTING" I Lord Fisher, relieved of his duties as head of our fighting fleet, and being endowed with a peerage, has taken up his residence at Kil- vsrstone with his eon, who recently came into possession of a fine estate. Nothing could be more oomplete than his change of pursuits and occupation. From thinking and handling Dreadnoughts he has come to planting cabbages! Writing to a friend in London, the ex-First See Lord says: "Through fifty-six years I have been unem- ployed for only three weeks. After incessant fighting since the week I was born, I find it odd to be planting cabbages like the Emperor Diocletian, when he doffed the Imperial purple. I have always thought how splendid was the epitaph engraved on the tomb of Nelson's captain, 'Death found him fight-
ADVENTURES OF A REGIMENT Exciting incidents took place on Tuesday at Groeswardein, Hungary, as an infantry regiment was being transferred from thete to Vienaa. As the regiment marched through .the market-place a man threw a bomb at the commander, Colonel Ludwig Schreitter von Schwarzenfeld. The bomb tore the shako from the colonel's head, fortunately leaving him unhurt. On approaching the station, a ieutenant of the same regiment drew his sword and attacked a gentleman who was standing by. wounding him. The public took the part of the civilian, and the officer, had to be entrained with all possible speed. The attack of the lieutenant wa;s caused by jealousy concerning a lady. The bomb- thrower bas not yet been found.
I MISER'S HOARD OF GOLD The circumstances surrounding the death of an old man in the Rue des Terras, at Angiers, are recalled the reoant Rowton House miser story. Daddy Lafon, who was 80 years of age, had been a laundryman, and was believed to be in abject poverty. On his deathbed he refused to pay for any medicine because he had no money On Tuesday his nephew discovered a trunk in the attic of the house where the old man died. Inside the trunk was a collection of pots and jars filled to overflowing with gold ccdns and nee. The lucky nephew found that the! total amounted to £ 2,120.
SUPPOSED SPOTTED FEVER A case of smrAxeeA spotted fever (oerebro- moningitia) came before the Battersea coroner yesterday during the inquiry into the death of Alfred Jones, five years old. Dr. Frey- berger said there were bluish-green spots on the body, and the death was due to acute itJ¡1iø.m.nw.t!on of the brain, but he could not say if it was a. case of spotted fever till a bacterlological examination had been made. The coroner's officer said that there was a, great risk to children attending the Salvation Army Sunday School, because the peoixst of the poor went there. Verdict, Natural causes."
GEORGE ROBEY'S CONTRACT The Court of Appeal yesterday unani- j mously dismissed the appeal of the Oxford (Limited) against Mr. Justice Joyce's judg- ment freeing Mr. George Robey from his agreement made with the late Mr. George Adney Payne, on the ground that it was a personal contract and lapsed on the death of Mr. Payne. By that contract Mr. Robey was lei appear at the Oxford Musiohall at a salary of £12,(1 a week for twelve weeks, and he is now free to accept the jMOO a. week offered him by Mr. Walter Gibboms to appear at other rival ha.Us.
FLIGHT FROM MONASTERY I ROME, Thursday. The "Meesagero" states that three monks have left the Trappist Monastery in Rome, and have fled, aooompanied by their lovers. The same journal publishes a letter purport- ing to have been sent by the monks con oerned, in which they declare that they have fled because they were forced to take part in the production of what they term false miracles.—"Central News.
PRINCE AND OPEN-AIR CURE Prince WaldemaT of Prussia, the eldest son of Prince Henry, bas gone to Lahmann's sanatorium, Weisse Hirsch, Dresden, wbere the Tsarjtsa is expected in April, for the opennair cure. RU Royal Highness is 21 on the 20th of this month. He has been delicate since his birth, and a constant source of anxiety to his parents. He goes every year to Weisse Hirsch, usually deriving benefit from the treatment.
REV. AARON DAVIES ILL We regret to learn that the Rev. Aaron Davies, DJX, the well-known Calvinistic Methodist minister, lies severely indisposed at his residence a.t Oadoxton-Barry. The venerable gentleman, who is in his 80th year, wes taAen ill last Sunday whilst away from home fulfilling a preaching engagement. He has since bad a relapse, but this morning his condition showed considerable improve- ment.
HIS ONLY EARNINGS ..AV.u,t you been doing very well ever frinoe lta^t Christmas?" asked counsel of a ooal trimmer Got Cardiff County-court to-day. "Doing well," quo# the man of coal. "All I b¡a.1Ie ea -bed is the 7s. 6d. oouduct moasy I fcave had from you." (Laughter.)
Husband Censured I SORDID DOMESTIC CONDITIONS I Disclosures of an unpleasant nature were made at an inquest yesterday on the body of a Reddish woman, named Eva Adderley, aged 34, the wife of a oarter. The woman died on Sunday, and since then rumours of a sensational character have been flying round the district, and after hearing the evidence the coroner sternly censured the woman's husband. Dr. A. Lawson stated that he was asked to see the deceased on Saturday n-ight last, but was not able to go until Sunday morning at about eleven o'clock. He then found the deceased in a comatose condition, practically pulseless and quite unconscious. Witness did not see her again, amd she died later in the day. There was a very bad smell in the room, and the deceased's body wag in a filthy oondi- tion. Witness had since made a post-mortem examination of the body, which he found in a very emaciated condition, but there were no external marks of injury. In his opinion, the cs -13 of death was natural, and was due to Bright's disease. The Coroner: Do you tbirak she had been neglected? The Doctor: Yes, from the condition I found her in, there must have been a certain amount of neglect. Shocking Discovery I Mrs. Murtagh, a neighbour, said she and another woman (Mrs. Harper) went to see the deceased on Sunday morning. They found her in bed unconscious. The doctor who cajne into the room turned down the bed- clothes, and they found the woman quite nude except for a piece of cloth round her loans. She looked as if she had been lying in bed for some days and been unable to move. Witness said she asked the husband why he had not sent for help, or called in a, neigh- bour to attend to his wife. This was on Sun- day, when he made no reply. Next morning, however, be came to the door in drink, and used very nasty language, remarking tha.t he did not want her (meaning his wife), and she was where she ought to be—and all the other women in the street as well. The Coroner: You have not heard him ill- treating her-No, sir. She always spoke well of him. The husband, James Adderley, said he bad been married twelve years, end he had three children, aged eleven years, six years, and three years respectively. His wife had never been a particularly healthy womjn, but he did not know she had been suffering from any disease. She took to her bed a week ago last Saturday, then complaining of head- aches. She got up now and then until Wed- nesday, but after -hat day she did not get nip. Neglected His Duty I The Coroner: Why didn't you get someone I in to look after her?—Sbe could have got someone in if she had wanted. AN-by didn't you get a neighbour in?—I left it to her. Did you care anything about her?—-I cared a good deal hout her. You had some drink on Monday, after her death?—I was not drunk. Did you make the remark of which & neigh- bour complains?—I did not say that. You have neglected your drnty eaffly.i can't see it. Witness: It was her own bringing on. She had played with me for years. She had no" done right, and had neglected her home. I have told her two or three times I would bring someone in. 0 Addressing the jury, Mr. Price said that no doubt the woman had neglected her house and "herself, but her hueband ought to have called someone in to help her, if only to clear himself. There was one (point in his favour -that he had tried to keep back what his wife had been. The jury returned a verdict of "Death from natural causes," and requested the coroner to severely censure Adderley.
CURIOUS LOVE REVENGE I A beautiful Italian girl, gignori-no, Matilda Muzio, known as the Belle of Varese, who was engaged to be married to an Italian professor, has been the victim of a das- tardly act of vengeance. Her home was entered by three masked men, who threa- tened to kill her, and brandished knives around her. Ilhe girl fainted, and when, several hours later, her parents returned they found their daughter bound and gagged, and all of her hair, of which she waa very proud, hacked off and lying around her. Signorina Muaio was not other- wise injured by the three men. It is stated that during the past twelve months Signo- rina Muzio has refused a dozen offers of marriage before becoming engaged to the professor, and it is thought that the act is the revenge of one of her disappointed admirers.
WIDOW'S APPEAL ALLOWED The House of Lords gave judgment to-day in an important case under the Workmen's Compensation Act. A woman. lost her hus- band and two sons in a colliery accident. The earnings of the three went into a. common fund for the support of the house- hold, and the question was whether she was entitled to compensation for the loss of the three breadwinners or only for the loss of her husband. The oolliery owners contended the widow could only claim compensation for the loss of her husband, and the courts below, following previous decisions, upheld this con- tention. The Home of Lords, however, has reversed this judgnent and allowed the widow's appeal
THE AVALANCHE DISASTERI NEW YORK. Thursday. Telegrams reooivc from Spokane, Washing- ton, last night rep rted that the number of persons killed by the overwhelming of two trains by an avalanche in the Cascade Moun- tains had now reached 84. The rescue parties yesterday succeeded in bringing out nineteen Persons alive after all hope had been jabandoned. Floods are universal in the north-west, and on every railroad there is enormous delay owing to portions of the tracks being swept away. Numerous bridges have aleo been destroyed by the fids, and it will be months before the dama, can be made good.— Central News.
TERRIBLE COURT TRAGEDY An Albanian su s :.moned for trespassing J near GiLLann (Old Scrvia), was ordered to pay a fine of fourteen pence, but parleyed with the magistrate to obtain a reduction, alleging be had but ninepetnee in has possession. When the magistrate refused to accept the nine. pence, the Albanian drew a revolver from his pocket and shot him dead, then the gen- darme who bad arrested him, and finally turned the weapon on himself, inflicting a fatal wound. I
A MEMORABLE ORIME I I — The death is announced Qf Mrs. Gold, widow of the gentleman who was murdered by Percy Lefroy. while travelling in an express train from London to Brighton in the summer of 1881. Since the tragedy she had continued to reside at Preston, Brighton, where she and her husband lived for some years prior to his death. Only a few weeks ago Bobert Peel, the engine-driver in charge of the train in which the murder occurred, died at Brighton
GENERAL STRIKE PROCLAIMED PHILADELPHIA, Thursday. The OentraJ Federated Labour Union last night proclaimed a. general strike, in sym- pathy with the striking tramway employes, to take effect at midnight on Friday. The leaders declare that 100,000 workmen will strike unless the railway officials agiree to arbitrate upon the points in dispute in the nieantime--F-utar
I THE ELECTORATE Replying to Mr. Bottomley in to-day's j Parliamentary papers, the Home Secretory Bays the estimated adult male population of the United Kingdom on January 1 wam 11,911,618, amd the number of registered electors was 7,706,049. The electorate in con- tested constituencies at the general election was 7,212,337, and the numiber of persons who voted was 6.667.910.
MOTOR HOSE TENDER WANTED Newport Fire Brigade had 31 calls to fliw last year, as compared with 46 in the previous yea.r, of which number only two (says the annual report) can be classed as serious and six as important. The total amount of loss was £3.œ4 186., but the estimated risk was £ 92,917. The acquisition of a. motor hose tender is strongly recommended.
NEWPORT SUMMER CONCERTS I It has been decided to have al fresco con- certs daily in Belle Vue Park, Newport, during the summer season, the Newport oow cert Direction Agency hamlng placed £.20 at the disposal of the parks oommittee in recognition of the i-ight bedng granted.
BOG ON THE MOVE I The incessant rain has set in motion a bog I nmx Cast 1 area, and peopt? a?e l_ving the I Ded?hboarhoodinaJaom.
Coroner's Protest I RIXJHT OF ORDERING AN AUTOPSY I An interesting point in connection with 1 post-mortem exaniin-ations was raised at an inquest held by Mr. Da-vid Rees (coroner) at Perth yesterday afternoon concerning the death of Joseph Jones (51), Upper Cym- mer, Portb. who died suddenly whilst at work as a collier at the Cymmer Colliery (Messrs. Insoles, Limited). Dr. ca&rke stated that he saw the body in the afternoon, and gave his opinion as to the cause of death, but the family were not satia- fied, as the man had complained of injury about eight months before, as the result, he alleged, of lifting a piece of coal. The post- mortem examiutation was oarried out by Dr. Rees Griffiths, Cardiff, in his presence on the instruction of the family. They found that deceased had suffered from the rupture of an artery near the heart. In his opinion, death was not resultant upon any accident, but a natural one. humming up. the Coroner commented strongly on a post-mortem examination being held without his knowledge or that of the coiliecry company for whom deceased worked. After a body had been dissected nothing further could be done in ascertaining the cause of death. He did not blame the medical gentlemen concerned—they had only acted in their ordinary professional capacity; he blamed those who ordered the autopsy without consulting him. The jury returned a verdict according to the medical testimony. Mr. Saint repre- sented the Home Office and Mr. E. S. Williams was for Messrs. Iusoles (Limited).
YOUNG WOMAN BOUND OVERI Amelia Stephenson (25), a well-dressed young woman, was charged at Cardiff Police- court to-day with stealing a silver purse, value 25s., and some underwear, the property of Helen Herman, 216, Bute-street. Mr. Harold LloYd prosecuted. It was stated that the pri- soner was in service with prosecutrix, and articles had been missed "every day." Charley Maxted, a steward, of Sou th Church- street, said he gave ls. 6d. for the purse to prisoner, and then gave it back to Mrs. Ber- men. Prisoner told Detective Davies that prosecutrix gave her the underwear. Detec- tive Davies further said that boots had been pawned, but they had not charged her with that offenoe, as the witnesses were at sea. Prisoner alleged that Maxted stole the purse and blamed her because she had spoken about bim and Mrs. Berman. She left the service of prosecutrix because her husband come home. Prisoner was found guilty of stealing the underwear, and was bound over.
ROW IN THE ROADS I A charge of cutting and wounding- was pre- ferred at Cardiff to-day against Antonio Go.n- zales and Louis Gasisets by Wilheim Wioh- man. Mr. Tom John defended. The parties are seagoing firr-emen on the steamship Rey- nolds, and it was alleged tha.t on the night of February 4, while the ship was at Cardiff Roads, a, quarrel ensued between the men in the forecastle, and Gussets cut the com- plainant about the neck and face with a razor. Wichman was removed to calaiff, where he was attended by Dr. W. G. Wil- liams, who said there were nve clean cuts, two of them being an inoh and a half deep. The boatswain, in evidence, said he witnessed the beginning of the quarrel, and heard Gaimets ea-y, "I will do something to him." He was advised not to, and the parties then stopped fighting and went to the forecastle, where in a few minutes the assault took place. Both prisoners were committed to the assizes.
DOWERS FOR BRI DES I M. VassalieiF, a millionaire bachelor of St. Petersburg, has bequeathed his entire fortune to provide poor engaged couples with the means of gettimg married and setting up in a comfortable home. He explained that he did not wish to leave any- thing to his relatives, as they are rich enough already, but he wished to enable poor girls to marry He,asks:- What is the reason thaA so many beautiful women never get a. husband? Solely that the young men of the present day have no self-respect. They do not look foT beauty, but for money, when they seek a wife. It is not surprising then that so many of the loveliest creatures remain spinsters. No one will marry them, because they haive no dowry. I love all women, especially those who have to work for their living, and that As why I want to help them to get married, for I oonaider that a single life is the saddest thing on earth."
BALL AT CARDIFF BARRACKS A ball, given by the warrant-officers, staff- sergeants, and sergeants of the 3rd S.R. Welsh Regiment, was held at Cardiff Barracks on Tuesday night. There were over 300 guests. Major Pritchaird and officers of the depot were present, and Major Condon (R.A.M.C.) ajid Mrs. Condon, Major Galloway (R.E.), and officers of the Royal Artillery and Cyclist Battalion also attended. The guests were received by Sergeant-mapjor Bryant. There was a large number of non-com- missioned officers of the Territorial forafi, and the civilian friends mustered in great force to take advantage of the invitation extended to them. Great credit is due to the committee, viz., Colour-sergeant Rufus (preai- dent) and Sergaants Bradbury, Perry, and Brennan, for the arduous work which they undertook to make the ball the success which it proved to be.
COULD NOT FACE FRIENDS A sad story of a woman's despair when placed under arrest was told at London Sessions yesterday in the case of Jane Dupomt, a commercial traveller's wife, charged with shoplifting at Messrs. Bourne and Hollingsworth's. When arrested, it was explained, she went the length of trying to destroy her eyesight. I cannot face my friends after this trouble," she had said. She also tried to take her life by strangling herself with a muff-cord. The case was a very sad one, said prisoner's counsel. The w-o-man was suffering from nervous break- down, brought on by domestic troubles. On the understanding that the prisoner would be placed under medical care the prose- cution did not press for a penalty, and the woman was bound over under the Probation Act.
SCENE IN FRENCH CHAMBER I PARIS, Thursday. The Chamber of Deputies at the special sitting last night passed the Finance Bill for t.he financial year 1910. After midnight it was decided, amid tumult, to discuss measures relating to "neutral" or lay schools. At this point in the proceedings two deputies attempted to come to blows. The members of the Opposition violently challenged Presi- dent Brisson, whose action was, however cheered by the majority of those present. The sitting was termina.ted in considerable did- order.—Central News.
AN OBJECTION I The solicitors to Colonel Lockwood have objected to the propositions of the Newport Corporation to raise the sea bank on the eastern side of the River Usk between Lis worry Pill and the Channel Dry Dock to a height of 30ft. above ordnance datum on the grounds that such works are unneces- sary. Colonel Lockwood is one of the land- Owners who won A have to pay a portion of I .the cost. The Local Governmen tBoard is to be asked to hold an inquiry into the matter.
DRIVING OUT SPIRITS I A bruise on the face of a Jewish infant, i concerning whoee death an inquest was held yesterday at Stepney, led the coroner to ask how it was caused. The mother said that when the child was dying her brother broke a cup over its head. "It is a Jewish custom, she erplained. The Coroner: I never heard of it before. What is the object? "It drives away the evil spirits." "Death from natural causes" was the verdict retained.
I WHAT GREAT JOY What is the greatest satisfaction you can imagine?" remarked a friend to an unsuccess- ful author, who was mournfully regarding another batch of rejected MSS. To be under contract to write exclusively for a big maga- zine, and to have all the others clamouring for my work," was the reply. Just think of the unholy joy I should have in sending them a printed refusal slip."
CHAUFFEUR SUMMONED Bdrwing tliames Garfcmell, Chauffeur, New- port, was summoned at Abercarn- to-day for driving a. motor-car at an excessive speed. The summons had been adjourned from the 1a,et court in order that further evidence might be called, but, om behalf of the defen- dant, Mr Crawford (from the office of Mr. J. Moxon) now pleaded guilty, and the Bench dismissed the summons on papment of £5 5s. costs.
Herbert Webb, collier, Aberoarn, was fined 2Se. amd costs at the local court to-day for failing to, oomplete his firing courses, and, consequently, failing to make himself effi- cient as a mem.her of the 2nd. Monmouthshire I Regiment Territorial Army. COUGHS a.nd COLDS Cured like Magic by HAYMAN'S BALSAM. Perfectly, safe for Children. Cash prices, 16. and Zs. 6d. n
Farmer Murdered. 0. SUICIDE OF HIS ASSAILANT A sensational double tragedy oeoozmed lasl night in the Warwickshire village of Berutley, near A theirs tone. A farmer, naaned William Lane, 79 years of age, was sitting in fron* of the fire reading to his wife, when suddenly a gum was fired through the kitchen window, and, the bullet striking him behind the left ear, killed him instantly. For a moment Mrs. Lame was too bonrtfted to move, and to add to her terror a second shot was fired outside. The house stands- some way from any other dwelling, but even-tually the frightened old lady summoned up courage, and, running outt, met a farm bailiff, who at once returned with her. On making a search they disoovered in the stable the dead body of a farm lad, named Edward Mitchell, aged sixteen, who had been in the employ of the murdered man since April last. Mitchell ha4 apparently taken his master's life, a.nd had then blown o4t his own brains, but no reason can be assigned for the crime, as be had always seemed on the best of terms with Lane.
STRANGE WILL SUIT A remarkable will suit, which occupied Mr. Commissioner Serutton for two whole days, was concluded at the York Assizes at a late hour Last night. The plaintiffs were the children of Mary Bradley, late of the Golden Lion Hotel, Osmotherley, Northallerton, by her second husband, and they sought to establish a will of their mother dated December 13, 1906, which was discovered between the pages of a book which had come into the possession of one of them some time after the death of the testatrix. The defendam-ts were grandchildren of the testatrix by her first marriage. Numerous witnesses were called to prove that the will was in the handwriting of the testatrix, and to prove the signatures of witnesses who were also dead. Handwriting experts were called by both sides, and there was a remark- able conflict of testimony. Ultimately the jury expressed themselyes as neither bein £ agreed that the plaintiffs had proved their claim, that the signatures were genuine, nor satisfied that the will was properly executed. and the verdict, therefore, went to the defendants.
FORGER'S WASTED "LIFE The story of a man's wasted opportunities was told at the Guildford Assizes yesterday when Hall Franklaaid, aged 48, was sen- tenced to seven years' penal servitude for forging a cheque for Lio at Croydon. The prisoner, an ex-convict, was formerly a writer under the Admiralty at Devonport, and afterwards joined the Army, becoming, on promotion, attached to the headquarters staff of the Duke of Conuaught. Finally he went to Canada, where be became editor of one of the leading news agencies in Toronto. Frankland stated that he was falsely accused there of forging a cheque for XBO, but after he had been in prison four days it was dis- covered that a grave mistake had been made, and he was at once liberated. He failed in an action for malicious prosecution and after that returned to this country and fall to temptation.
WHATABOUTTHESUBALTERN? Major J. N. C. Fenr.edy, R.E., tells a story which is too good to be lost. He relates, says the Aero," that the commanding officer of a certain balloon section arrived one day at the balloon shed with a mysterious parcel. Having seleoted a lightweight subaltern, the commanding officer explained that the parcel contained a new patent parachute, and he suggested that the subaltern might like to test it personally. "But," objected the subaltern, nervously, supose it doesn't ope«i?" Oh, but the makers guarantee that. it will open," replied the commanding officer. Yes, but suppose it doesn't?" said the subaltern. Well, the makers have promised to give me a new one," the commanding officer answered in all seriousness.
CURIOUS £5 LOAN The story of a perpetual loan of L5 is revealed in a Parliamentary return on the Endowed Charities (county of Devon) for the pariah of Meeth. An unknown person at an unknown date left P,5, the interest of which was to be spent in bread for the poor. No investment was found for the capital, but 5s. a year interest has been obtained from time immemorial by lending 60s. each to the two overseers of the parish at the begin.ning of thei ryear of office, who return it at the end of twelve months, each paying 2s. 6d. for the accommodation. "It is proper," says the unromantic assistant commissioner who held the inquiry, "that this small sum should be deposited in the Savings Bank." This charity was ancient in 1786, when it was the subject of another return to Parliament.
PRINCE'S WELSH ENGAGEMENT Wher-, the Prince of ales visits the Prin- cipality, on the 16th indt., to perform the auguration ceremony on the completion of the Liverpool Corporation's waterworks &t Lake Vyrnwy, he will be received there by the Lord Mayor of the Mersey city at Four Crosses Station. Then the party will go by motor-car to the lake, ten miles distant, accepting on the way addressee from the villagers of Llans&intflraid and the Town Council of Llanfyllin. His Royal Highness will perform two ceremonies at Lake Vyrnwy, one being the unveiling of a commemorative tablet and the other the opening of the com- pleted works. The Prince is to proceed sub- sequently to Huyton and be the guest of the Earl and Countess of Derby during the Grand National Meeting at Aintree.