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The Man in the Street. — ♦. Verily this is an age of elections. Soaroely recovered from the General Elec- tion, which seemed to turn the whole world topsy-turvy, we are still in the throes of district council and Poor-law contests, and, to add the last straw, Mr. John Redmond calmly announces that we shall have another Parliamentary battle in every constituency within a month. A certain amount of respect must be paid to this statement, for very many people hold that the Wearers of the Green are the real party in power. Decidedly, the Irishmen have only to exert. themselves ever so slightly to plunge the oountry into another General Election at any moment, and the policy of the Nation- alists at Westminster is being watched with as much interest as anything next to the black bread which is being supplied to hungry M.Ps. in the House of Commons tea. rooms. It has been remarked that everybody pictures Heaven as his (or her) idea of a blissful home of peace. If this is correct, the people of the United Kingdom must some- times look forward to the good time coming, when elections will be no more, and when it will be preifefcy safe to presume that everybody who greets one with a warm handshake and a refulgent smile is not the active agent of some- body who is wanting votes. Among the happiest mortals in this part of the world must be numbered the members of the Glamorgan County Council. Their election battles are over, they have elected their chairmen and aldermen, and they have started upon another cruiae of three years. By the time the next triennial election comes along they should be in their new fine home on Cathays Park, where they will be handsomely housed at the rear of the Law Courts—albeit somewhat modestly when compared with the white palaces of the rich Cardiff Corporation. While meeting at the Old Town-hall, Ponty- pridd, yesterday, the county councillors must have pictured in their minds the great change that is about to take. place. They will do well to take good stock of the old historic and interesting buildings in which they now meet alternately at I Pontypridd and Neath, for these halls will soon be to their memories as sweet dreams, and it seems as though the old walls, so full of knowledge if they could but speak, will miss the interesting scenes in which that good, old-fashioned chairman, Mr. Blandy Jenkins, declares that "the ayes have it" to the accom- paniment of the noisy rustling of those mountains of blue paper which periodi- cally claim the attention of members. And when the county council have their own good hall at Cardiff, will the Barry people continue to agitate for the count- ing of votes and the declaration of the poll at their own Town-hall ? In the Cardiff Union and the extensive I arm of the Llandaff and Dinas Powis District Council the earnest part of the triennial election is about to begin. Naturally, the members who are seeking re-fcfcotion against damg oppoteut6 are wearing their beat smiles, and scarcely anything is good enough for the men who have votes. Now it can be understood why there has been such an overflow of eloquence at recent meetings of the dis- trict council and the board of guardians. So far as can be seen by the nominations, it appears likely that ladies will continue to form a large proportion of the Poor- -low board, and the moiety of clergymen and ministers shows no sign of diminu- tion. Possibly, the Poor-law work is the most disagreeable of the two branches, and I think I shall be right in anticipat- ing that, whatever the result, the work of the board will be done, as heretofore, by about a score of members—most of the others may be reckoned upon as safe to put in an appearance when there is an important appointment to make and favourites to vote for. In saying this I have no wish to be unkind, and will further explain my thoughts by the general assertion that the same model of transaction of public business is general throughout the country. Naturally, with these elections upon us, our thoughts are attracted to the proposed break-up of the present Poor- law system. Personally, I still hold to the opinion that this would be a mis- fortune, national and local. Whatever authority is selected to take the place of the present boards of guardians, the work could be done no better, and it might cost very much more. A real good reform would be a general reduction in the present unwieldy membership of boards. For instance, forty members could easily and thoroughly do the work of the Cardiff Union now trusted to 89 gumdiaw. The traau £ rvoce of the duties of the old School Board work to the councils has, in most places, thrown everything on to officials. One need not travel further than the Cardiff Corpora- tion to observe the extremely low attend- ance at all education committees. There are twelve or thirteen members of the Building and Sites Committee for instance, and at a meeting yesterday afternoon only two members were pre- sent. Even at important meetings of the all-powerful Education Committee it is sometimes found difficult to obtain a quorum. Cler-1- the Cardiff City Council have mlü;d more work to do than they can easily perform, and one does not like to think that Poor-law adminis- tration might be left to the same fate. By all means reform the Poor-law where needed, but let us hesitate before we abolish the present machinery. It may not be perfect, but there is such a thing as jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. Irishmen have shown that they have a saint's day to celebrate, and in Wales cer- tainly we have been reminded again of the existence of St. Patrick. The chief partner in the United Kingdom have their St. George's Day, but few English- men have any idea when it is due, even to the month. But in Ireland, as well as in Wales, the opportunity is invariably seized of showing the world that the patron saint is something worth remem- bering and celebrating. Yesterday the Wearing of the Green in South Wales was almost as universal as the Leek was popular on St. David's Day. As a rule, Ireland does not need advertising—it is done pretty ,ioroughly all the year round —but once more the earth was claimed by the natives of the Distressful Country, and if there were not exactly wigs on the green there were examples everywhere of that national love of country which does infinite credit to people all the world over.
Pearls and Diamonds CAPTAIN'S JEWELLERY TRANSACTIONS Captain James Henry Edward Holford, of Mount Pleasant, Biggleswade, was sum- moned at Marl borough-street, London, on Thursday for having, between August and j November last, fraudulently converted to I his own use jewelle.ry, valued at zE;4,200, of which he wao bailee. Prisoner is well con- nected, and holds the Distinguished Service Order. Mr. Miiir, for the Treasury, said the original prosecutors, Messrs. Percy Edw-ard3 (Limited), jewellers, Piccadilly, had desired to withdraw, as all the jewellery bad been. restored; but the Public Prosecutor con- sidered it was a caae which should be pro- ceeded with. It was alleged that the defen- dant, Captain Holfcrd, purchased a rope of pearls, valued at LZ,700, last May from Messrs. Aitchisoa and Co., and gave bills for that amount. Only L500 of these bills was met. In July he obtained from the same firm a pearl and diamond collar, valued at L750, which he pawned for EZ50. He was pressed subsequently to pay for or return the good. The prosecution suggested, in consequence of this pressure, the defendant entered into transactions with Messrs. Percy Edwards. Two diamond tiaras were sent down to his place at Biggleswade in August and left there with a view to final selection. Both tiaras were pledged, and by this means Messrs. Aitehiaon's collar was redeemed. He pro- mised to call at Messrs. Percy Edwards, but did not do so until September, when he said his wife would keep both tiaras. At the same time he got a pearl and diamond collar on approval, this also being pawned. Messrs. Edwards later pressed for payment or the return of the goods. The defendant said te bad given one to Lady Grinstone for a wedding present, but the lady had no received any such present, and did not know the defendant. The original proceedings were taken because Captain Holford failed to keep his promises. Mr. Gill, for the defence, said he recognised the case must be sent for trial. Evidence was given in support of counsel's opening statement, Mr. George Arnold, head salesman to Messrs. Edwards, stating that the jewellery was returned through the defen- dant's solicitors after the proceedings had been instituted Everything due to the firm had been paid. The case Was adjourned.
ABERTILLERY EISTEDDFOD I I'n connection with the local Welsh Society, a. well-attended eisteddfod was held at Aber- tiUery on Thursday. There were numerous I competitors, the following being the princi- pal awards:- In memoriam poem: Mr. Evan Jones, fihymney. Drawing: Mr. H. Rees, Aberoarn. Violin solo: Mr. A. Rees, Crumlin. Recitation: Miss Edith Parry, Cross Keys. Pianoforte solo: Mr. A. Lewis, Newport. Soprano solo: MiSs Ethel Bull. Brynma-wr. Essay: Equal 1st, Mr. John Jones, Aber- dare, and Miss T. Evans, Blaenaugwent. Baritone solo: Mir. T. Huggins, Bladna. Speech, "Should Women have Votes?": Mr. R. J. Trump, Fontypooi. Chorus: 1st, Llauhilleth; 2nd, Trinity, Abertiliery.
MONEY FOR CHARITIES i The annual report of the Charity Commis- eioners for England and Wales, issued on Thursday night, shows that the total sum I of stocks and inyestmenttl held by the official trustees of charitable funds on December 31 last amounted to £ 28.443,946, divided into 29,123 separate accounts. The aggregate income derived therefrom during the year amounted to £ 790,005. The new endowed charities or augmentations of old ones which were created or came to the knowledge of the Commission during the year amounted to £ 2,152,515. Of this total no less than £ 1,237,892 was for medioal charities. This sum was nearly as much as was received for medical oharities during the whole of the six preceding years, and was largely due to the benefactions of Mr. H. J. BAMAKO and Mr. Otto Beit, amounting to £ 465,000.
CARDIFF PARLIAMENT I The debate on the Budet was continued on Thursday by the Member for Huntingdon (Mr. E. H. Thomas), who denied that the Ger- wa-u worker laboured more hours, received less wages, and padd more for his food than the Britisher, and IN support of this state- ment quoted the German Consul-General's report, which stated that the conditions of labour AND living cvt the German worker were vastly superior to those enjoyed in this island.—The Prime Minister (Mr. R. J. Pugs- ley) in an able defence of the Budget ques- tioned the opinion, held by Free Traders that the tax on imported wheat of 29. per qu&rter would increase the cost of bread, as the Bakers' Association did not sanction an increase in the price of bread unless the inerease of the cost of flour equalled 4s per quarter.—A division was taken, which reeulted in the Budget being carried by I twenty votes. The next MEETING will be held at the Park Hotel on March 31.
NARBEFiTHi URBAN COUNCIL I Mr. Justice Swinfen-Bady in the Cbanoery Division on Thursday, resumed the hearing of the action brought by Franoie Vickerman against the Narberth Urban District Council to restrain defendants from ooanmittang1 or continuing a nuisance by laying a new drain near plaintiff's property. Counsel having opened the plaintiff's oaee, Mr. Russell, for the defendants, took the objeotion that the oaee as opened was not that preeentei by the plaintiff's statement of claim. His Lordship said he would give liberty to amend upon the plaintiff paying all costs thrown AWAY, STRIKE out the caee from the list, and LEAVE it to the plaintiff to give notaoe OF fresh trial or of his intention to DISCONTINUE the action; and if there was no amendment the actroo would be dismissed with costs. Mr. MaoMorran, K.C., Mr. em, K.C.. and Mr. P. Ifaopherson (instructed by Messrs. E. F. and H. Landor) appeared for the plain- tiff, AMI Mr. Frank Russell, K.C., end Mr. Naldrett (instructed by Messrs. G. Matt/hews and Co., AJGEMTE for Messrs. Lewis AND James, Narberth) appeared for the defendants.
R.N.R. SEAMEN HONOURED AT I I OARDIPP. At tbe Itoord eft Trade Offices, Bute Docks, Q^ aardiff on Thrareday lorug service and good conduct medals wwre presented to twelve swanen who haws served fifteen years or more in the Boyal Naml Reserve. The pre- sentation was made by Lieutenant Henderson, chief officer of his Majesty's coastguard ser- vice, on behalf of the Admiralty.
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Charity Defects 1 CARDIFF LORD MAYOR'S STRONO I STATEMENT The Lord Mayor of Cardiff (Aldterman John Chappell) presided a.t a. conference repre- sentative of various charities in the city which was held at the City-haJl on Thurs- day, to consider the question of organising the charities of the city. The meeting ha-d teen convened at the Lord Mayor's request by Mr. Frank S. Higman and Mr G. Percy Thomas, who in their circular-letter stated that the laxge amount of chronic poverty in Cardiff was a reproach to the city's good name, and tuey urged that -tops snould be taken noo omy to minimise it, but, if POSSIBLE, to prevent -ts recurrence each winter in its present acute form. The LORD Mayor yaid that if anybody was in a position to know something of the over- lapping of tiie various ciiaricaoie societies in the city, with its consequent waste of money, time, aad eitort, it was the civic lieaxi of the city, who received everybody's call. Xo one knew how much was Ited or who were taking part in the collections. He had BEEN aaKing tor baiance-aheets, and he haÜ outamoo T.o. 'lhe LEA^T BAID awut them the better; they would not bear investiga- tion. The people WHO belonged to tne various commiiitees for the relief of the poor were, perhaps, not to be blamed for the irregular, and sometimes unsatisfactory, MEULKXIS whicih were adopted; they, no doubt, were doing their best. But he thought the uneven diotriimuon couid be avoiued if a strong and fully representative committee were formed, the object of which would be, not to supersede the existing societies, but to renuer the work more efficient and thorough by centralising it. (Hear, hear.) There WAS no necessity in this matter (the Lord Mayor went on) to include the Infirmary and the Nurses' Institute, because people were in the habit of giving directly to those. They wanted a central committee which would not spend the money it received in administration expenses, and which would publish its accounts every year. Some societies had not published their accounts yet; some of them never would. (Laughter.) He had a balance-sheet in his possession; which gave the accounts for ten years. (Laughter.) He did not know whether the gentleman responsible for that balance-sheet was present, but if he waa the speaker would tell him to his face that it was fraudulent. That wa.s a strong statement to make, but he would go further, and say that no one who had had anything to do with the pre- paration of that balance-sheet would be prepared to come forward and back it. He was anxious to devote his salary as Lord j Mayor honestly to the purposes for which it was intended, but he could not subscribe to certain charities as they stood AT present, and there were many others in a similar position to himself. (Hear, hear.) The opinion was generally expressed that a central authority should be formed. On the motion of Principal Edwards, seconded by Mr. S. Fisher, it was decided that the representatives of the charitable organisations present should report to those organisations, and that in the meantime a committee should consider the observations of the Lord Mayor and a scheme which Mr. Percy Thomas had prepared, a further meeting to be held to receive their reports.
COAST WATCHING SCANDAL The concluding session of the annual meeting of the Association of Chambers of Commerce of the United Kingdom was held in Loudon on Thursday, Mr. W. H. Mitchell (vice-president) in the ohair. Mr. Orlando Davie (Plymouth) móved- That the council of the association be requested to press on the proper authori- ties the necessity of establishing UN effec- tive coastal watch for ships in distress in the interests of life and property. He said that since 1907 there had been a con- siderable dimiimution and withdrawal of coastguards To-day they found that 135 coastguard stations had been closed or aban- doned, and that 4,000 men who were patrol- ling our coasts in 1906 had been reduced to about 2,900, ,.d would be reduced still further. From the Lizard to St. Ives the ooast was very dangerous, yet it was pro- posed during the next two years to reduce the number of coastguards from 8J to sixteen, and from Dartmouth downwards the number was to be reduced from 103 to something like sixteen. He considered this was nothing more or less than a national scandal, in the North of Devonshire they were trying to do some- thing for themselves, and an agricultural labourer kept watch as a volunteer in bad weather. The motion was carried unanimously. Mr. Herbert Shaw (Newcastle and Gates- head Chamber of Commerce) moved:- That in the opinion of the association the time has arrived for a final and prompt settlement of the Congo problem in accord- ance with the terms of our treaty rights. Mr. Griffiths (Cardiff) said he cordially agreed with the views expressed. by the repreaentative of the Newcastle Chamber, but his chamber thought it would be better if the passing of the resolution were deferred for eoine time. It wag.geinemily understood that the late King Leopold was more than any other man responsible for the 6tate of affairs. Now that there was a new regime they should be given time to introduce reforms. Sir Albert Rollit said there were obvious objections to the dhrcuseoion by that associa- tion of purely political questions. He moved the adjournment of the debate. Mr. Griffiths (Cardiff) seconded this amend- ment, whioh was carried by a small majority. Mr. Charles Renwiok (Newcastle and Gates- head Chamber of Commerce) moved— That, in the opinion of this association, owing to the need of further dry docking aocommoda-tion on the East Coawt for the repair of warships of the largest type of his Majesty's Navy, it is essential that suit- able dry decking accommodation be pro- vided with the least possible delay at the Tyne and other suitable parts of the East 1 Coast. lie said this was a matter not only of local, but of national importance. Between Ports- mouth a.nd the North of Scotland there was not at the preeent time a single dock avail- able for the repair of damaged Dread- noughts. The motion was carried. A resolution was oarried by a. considerable majority approving of the proposed Daylight Saving Bill, on the ground that it would bs of incalculable benefit to the community. and especially to those engaged in ooanmerce. The conference unanimously declared in favour of universal training in discipline and arms, in the interests of the moral and physical welfare of the Population and of national safety.
STRENGTH OF THE ARMY The general annual report on the British Army for the year ended September 30 last, issued by tho War Oflioe on Thursday night, shows that the total strength of the Army. including all ranks and ail branches, stood m 746,165 on October 1 last, whereas the establishment was 807,982, the difference betng almost entirely aocounted for by the fact that the Territorial Force at that date was 43,049 below ite establishment, and the Special Eeserve 20,710 below. The number of recruits who joined the Regular Ar'ny during the year under review was 33,837, a. decrease of 3,338 as compared with the preceding twelve months The decrease is attributed solely to fewer recruits being required to maintain the Army Bit its establishment. Nearly 30 per cent. of the recruits who presented them- selves for enlistment were rejected as the result of medical examination, but the prevailing opinion aniongs those who are in closest touch with the men is that the quality of recruits for the Begular Army is improving, aaid that the men enlisted last year were above the average in physique, education, and ohaxacter from almost every part of the country, rural and industrial. It is reported that defective teeth cause the rejection of a growing pro- portion of those who offer themselves. During the year 20,969 men left the colours with characters entitling them to registration for civil employment, and 11,238 were provided with employment, whilst 9,023 found situa- tions for themselves.
WITH HIS HAND IN HIS POCKET Mr. Thomas Waiters conducted an inquest at Carmarthen on Thursday respecting the death of Mathias James (32), of Whitland, a traveller in tailors' trimmings for a London firm, His body was found on the previous afternoon in the B-iver Towy, Carmarthen. Evidence showed that he was last seen goang down Blue-street, apparently intoxioatenL When the body was found the left hand was in the pocket. The jury returned an open verdict.
POLICE WEEKLY REST-DAY I The Standing Committee of the House of Commons onThursday took into considera- tion the Bill providing for a weekly dwy Oif rest for the police. The Home Secretary moved to provide that the police authority of any county or borougih in England or Wales shall make such arrangement* ae to the hours of duty of con- stables that every constable shall be allowed at least fifty4mo days in a, year on which he is not required to pea-form police duty. After a abort ILKIIWMIN tibe PAXMOTAN was oaraied.
New Triple Alliance I IMPORTANT PROPOSAL BY JAPAN I NEW YORK, Thursday. The Washington oorreepondent of the "New York World'' amnounoes that Japan has sent proposals to the United States, in which the JOINT control of the Far East is embodied on the basis of the open door and co-operation with the Anglo-Japaaeee Alliance. A formal alliance ie, desired by the Japanese Govern- ment which sihail mutually safeguard the interests of the contracting parties and include the maintenance of the present fish- ing right in the case of Unprovoked aggres- sion by any Power. The signatories to the agreement shall unite without any regard to the identity of the attacking Government. In conclusion, it is proposed that Japan shall morally agree to preserve peace in the Par East in return for the recognition by the United States of such measures for the con- trol and protection of Chinese Manchuria aaid the Pacific basin as the Japanese Govern- ment may deem proper.—Central News. A later telegram says that no such pro- posals have yet reached the State Depart- ment, amd Government officials discredit the report.
CLAIM TO RAILWAY DUES. ▲ T ALEXANDRA "T COMPANY V. TAFF VALKo MATTER TO GO BEFORE AN ARBITRATOR. In the King's Bench Division on Thursday the matter of the Alexandra (Newport and South Wales) Docks and Railway Company v. the Taff Vale Railway Company again came before Mr. Justice Hamilton. The plaintiffs claimed from the defendants £ 8,542, which they contended they had im- properly retained, and the defendants oouDlter-claiimed for £17,792 for oertain ser- vices rendered. The question turned upon an interchange of traffic at Pontypridd Junction and how the rates paid by the consignors should be divided. When the caae was last before the court Mr. Justice Hamilton found in favour of the plaintiffs on the claim, and against the defendants on the counter-claim. He added, however, that he woudd not then give judgment ON the oouater-claim, in the hope that some arrangement could be come to. He suggested THAT in the meantime the olive branch should be thrown down and terms arranged. Mr. C. A. Btusaell, K.C., Mr. R. Whitehead, and Mr. L. Maceseey (instructed by Messrs. Markly, Stewart, and Go.) appeared for the plaintiffs; and Mr. zidon Bankes, K.C., Mr. Simon, K.C., M.P., and Mr. Owen Beasley (instructed by Messrs. W illiamaon, Hill, and Co., agents for Messrs. Ingledew and Sons, Cardiff) for the defendants. Mr. BaiiiKes now said briefly the matter stood in this way. There was a through rate payable by the consignor, and what had to be decided was the amount payable to the defendants for the services rendered by them. His contention, therefore, now that he bad amended his pleadings, was that the defendants only retained what was properly due to them. The defendants made a bar- glain with the oonsdgnor for traffic to New- port for a oertain stum, but there was no agreement between the different parties con- cerned in conveying as to how that amount should be divided. Now there was a request by one party to the otther to perform certain services, and, surely, there should be pay- ment for those services. Until it was decided how the money was to be divided, nobody could establish has particular right as to what portion WAS due to him from the trader. HIS, clients were claiming a certain portion of what was paid for the services rendered by them at a part whioh was beyond their line. He submitted, therefore, that neither of the companies concerned could recover any particular a.mount paid by the trader. The delfendants were not claiming the whole, but only a portion, and they had RETAINED a part which they considered was sufficient to recompense them for services rendered. The plaintiffs came there and said that the defendants were bound to render these services for nothing, That wao the essewoe of the whole dispute. His lordship had decided that they had no right to retain the money, but that they were entitled to something there was no doubt, and he understood that was to be, decided by an arbitrator. His Lordship: You say you a.re entitled to a fair allowance out of the through rate. You have had an opportunity of taking that before an arbitrator. Mr. Bankes: But you have decided against us on the claim and counter-claim. His Lordship: The arbitrator has the potwer to decide the matter, and it is possible you may get all you claim excepting the costs. Mr. Bankes said he desired to re-open one or two points. His Lordship said t-htbt could not be done artless Mr. Russell agreed. Mr. Bankee said he was quite content that the whole question should be re-opened and discussed. His eliente felt inclined to appeal against, his lordship a decision in its present form. Mr. Russell said if it wetw understood that the defendants would not go to the Court of Appeal the plain tiffs were willing to leave it in this position: that Some tribunal should be decided upon to deal with the past, pre- sent, and future. The amount retained by the defendants only came down to 1908, and since then suras of a greater amount had been retained. If it could be arranged to decide what amount, if any, should be allowed to THE defendants the matter might be arranged amicably. Mr Bankes said his ohento3 were not pre- pared to agree as to what should be done in the future. His Lordship said what he would suggest to counsel was an amendment of the defence and counter-claim in order to raise the ques- tion of what sam, if ANY, should be allowed by the plaintiffs to th<F flcfendants out of the through rates, apart from the mileage pro- portion admitted, iii respect of work done hy the engines used a.t Pontypridd Junction Then refer the question of apportion- rient to an arbitrator. No judgment to be drawn up in the meantime, a-nd all costs to be reserved. Counsel accepted these terms, and the: matter, therefore, goes to an arbitrator. UA .LA NI—
I SPEED OF TRAINS. RAILWAY EXPERT ON FUTURE DEVELOPMENT. A speed by trains of 160 miles an boor, I Mid Mr. J, Sutherland Warner, the railway I expert, in the course of an interview one Iday, is technically possible to-day; and com- mercially possible within the oert ten year*, so long as the railway serves great centres of population giving a large amount of traffic. Mr. Warner explained how the high speed mentioned could be attained. The motive power, of course, would have to be eleo- tricity. Naturally, the horse-power, is the caee of a train travelling 150 miles an hour, and, therefore, the weight of the motors. would be enormous. In order to carry such a tremendous weight it would probably be necessary to use three, if not four, rails. The great problem, however, would be how to deal with the readeumoe of the "There are," said Mr. Warner, "t<hMe ?met?h,ods by which this eonM be met. One of these is the building of the train cigar- sha.pe, a.nd with the sides oiled or varnished so as to make them as smooth as posablo- This method would not go very far. Another way is to reduce the triotim )n the track by fitting wings, or lifting ptafMB, all round the train, the object being to utilise the resistance of the atmosphere to lift the weight from the traok and thereby rednioe the track rewmance. ic third method ie not to rum the train through air at all. This could only be done by running the train in a tube from whioh the air had been exhausted in advance of the train by means of powerful pumps. "Of course, in addition to the driving of the electric motors in the ordinary way, power for propulsion wouM be obtained owing to the pressure of the atmosphere acting on the rear of eaxsh carriage. That would also supply air for the passengers to breathe. None of the methods are impossible. It's all a matter of money," BOAD Mr. Warner. Mr. Warner is dubious about the mono- mil system. He points out the horse-power required for high speeds means weight, and the mono-rail cannot stand the weight, and, therefore, the boast made for this system that it can attain any speed, up to 000 miles an hour. is absurd. He also thinks the system would be too expensive to run.
IS MARS INHABITED ? NEW YORK. Thursday. Professor Pereival Lowell, founder of the Lowell Otoservatory, sailed to-day by the PRINA Friedrich. He is going to footam in London AND Pwis on evidences that the puow& -Von,,Jo inhsdHtrrl -B"n,
Burning Coal Mine I BUILDING WALLS TO BLOCK OPENINGS HALIFAX (Nova Scotia), Thursday. The men employed in fighting the fire in l the coal mine at Stellarton have succeeded in building a. waJl acroes one opening, and have begun walls across the other two openings. These will be completed within: a week. Then one-third of the whole mine will be flooded, amd in the meantime men will be withdrawn from the other portions for a few days in order to avoid the possi- bility of danger should an explosion break through the isolation walls now being erected. The managers are hopeful that the fire will soon be under control.-Reuter.
GLAMORGAN ASSIZES, i .■ DESPERATE CRIMINAL AT CARDIFF. PERJURY AT BRIDGEND COUNTY-COURT. ———— DISTRESSED WIFE CHARGED WITH BIGAMY. At Glamorgan Assises (before Mr. Justice Coleridge) on Thursday Arthur Claremont (27), fitter, was charged with stealing 3S. 811. from John Dymock with viodenoe at Cardiff on February 15. Mr. Lovat-Fraser (instructed by Mr. R. Edwards James) said prosecutor was an attendant at Cardiff Empire, and he did not reach home until late at night. On this occasion, between eleven and twelve, he was proceeding home- wards to Redlaver-street, Grangetown, and was in the Great Western-lane, when prisoner came up, and, having remarked that it was a nice night, ruabed at prosecutor, struck him three or four times, and took his purse from his pocket. There was a struggle, and prisoner ran away, Dymock following, and finally he was caught and handed over to the police. Prisoner was found guilty, and the further indictment was preferred against him of being an habitual criminal, which he admitted. His Lordship He apparently began when he was only twelve. Mr. Lovat-Fraser: He is a trainer of thieves and A man of the worst character. Detective-inspector Harris recited a long list of previous convictions, which included offences similar to the one with which he was now charged. Addressing prisoner, the Judge said: You have set yourself to make war upon society, and you have got the worst and will get the worst, fiinoe the age of twelve you have per- sistently oommitted crimes, increasing in severity and in heinousness until the last, which was an infamous crime, because you tried to extort money by bringing an' irufa.mous charge, and rightly suffered three years' penal servitude. Through the leniency of the authorities you were set at large before your time had expired, and you improved the occasion by oomanitting this violent crime. His Lordship then passed sentence of penal servitude for three years, and subsequent detention as an habitual criminal for five years. COUNTY-COURT PERJURY AT BRIDGEND. Albert Ohilda (28), collier, of Caeran, was oiharged with committing wilful and corrupt perjury in an action tried by his Honour Judge Bryn Roberta at Bridgend, in which Gv.enllian Fowler Was plaintiff and the accused (Childs) defendant. Mr. Ivor Borwen (instructed by Mr. Sidney Daviea, Maesteg) conducted the proeeoution; Mr. Hugh Jones was for the prisoner. Learned counsel, in opening, said that in Bridgende- County- court an action was brought against defen- dant by Mrs. Fowler, a neighbour, for <tbe value of certain fowls alleged to have been killed by prisoner's highly-trained sporting dog. The date fixed BY Mrs. Fowler was October 16, and the time somewhere 1n LIE morning. Childs, in evidence, swore it could not have been his dog, as at the time alleged he and his friend William Thomas were on Duffryn Mountain with the dog in question and another dog from 8.30 in the morning until noon. Upon that evidenoe the judge found for Childs, who thus got out of his liability. Evidence was caJled to prove that prisoner was not on the mountain, but was at work underground from six in the morn- ing until two in the afternoon. Prisoner was found guilty, but sentence was deferred pending the trial of William Thomas (23), haulier, and Matilda Williams (25), married, who were similarly oharged and separately arraigned. Though the cir- oumsta.nces were the same, a froah jury was empanelled. X-atilda Williams is a sister of Childs. The two were also found guilty. His Lordship SENTENCED eaoh of the pri- soners to six months in the second division. Subsequently Matilda Williams was re- called, and, reducing her SENTENCE to three months, his lordship pointed out that she bad not added a second edition of perjuries. -< ROMANTIC BIGAMY STORY. I anoaa Louisa Florence Hudson, a. respect- ably dressed young wonnain, who appeared to be in much distress, was oharged with having on the 8th April, 1909, married Charles Lucas, her husband, whom she married in I9U3, being still alive. Prisoner pleaded guilty," and Mr. Hugh Jones addressed his lordship in extenuation. He said the 19M marriage was at Trowbridge, in Wiltshire, and the husband, who was in the Boyal Field Artillery, left shortly after- wards for India, and returned only recently. In his absence his wife had had a rather bad time, and very little money was sent to her. Left largely to her own devices, she earned her living in a factory at Trowbridge, and oleo was employed there at a restaurant. Some time in 1907 she was told that hei husband had died in India, and as he had for some time ceased to correspond or to send money she believed the rumour, and easo sent a letter of INQUIRY to the command- ing officer, & copy of which was in court, but there was no response. Shortly after Lucas came along, an acquaintance was STRUCK up, and the marriage followed. His Lordship, under the circumstances, bound prisoner over in her own recognisances of £20 to come up for judgment if called upon. BAJRGOED WINDOW-SMASHER. Patrick Siavin (28), labourer, was ohaa-gvd with damaging a plate-glass window of the value of £1() at Bargoed on November 21. Mr Pepyat Evans (instructed by Mr. B.. Y. Evans, Caerphilly) appears to prosecute. Prisoner lodged a.t 15, Greenfleld-etreet, which is kept by Charles Mutlow. He returned home drunk on the night of November 21. became quarrel some, flourished a knife, threatened Mutlow, and smashed the window. He was found suilty and sentenced to three months, with hard labour AFFRAY BETWEEN FOREIGN SEAMEN. Antonio Gonsales (34) and Louis Grasseto (25), firemen, were oharged with wounding Wilhelm Wrichmann, with intent, on February 4 on the British ship Reynolds in the Bristol Channel. Prisoners are Spanish. One of them speaks English. For the other the services of an interpreter were requisi- tioned. Prosecutor is a Germa.n. The Reynolds was bound for Aden with a. cargo of ooal, and was not far out to sea when a quarrel arose, and a razor was alleged to have been used. Mr. Bowen Davies (instructed by Mr. R. Edwards James) con- ducted the prosecution. After a long hearing prisoners were found guilty. Detective-inspector Harris reported that Goosates at Olerkttiwell in 1900 wassentenoed to three years for unlawful wonndin. Against the other prisoner, who was a native of Santiago, nothing was recorded. Sentence was deferred. The oourt then adjourned until 10.30 this (Friday) morning. TO-DAY'S CRIMINAL LIST. I Arthur Ernest Bell, alleged aboot4ng with intent. Thomas Thomas, alleged unlawful posses- sion of housebreaking implements at Oardiff. George Ohr. alleged theft at Porth. Lum Wai, alleged wounding at Barry. John Peary, alleged obtaining mormw by forged cheque at Cardiff. Thomas Evans and Bertie VSoboi' Oram, alleged bicyole tbetft at Cardiff. Michael Burke, alleged larceny at Barry. Thomas Lane, alleged obtaining money and goods by forgery at Cardiff. Charles Bunney, alleged theft and assault at Swansea. Patrick M'Oarthy, alleged assault at .1 thyr.
PEARY VISIT TO LONDON ? Admiral Peary, on his arrival in London, will first be entertained by the Royal saaw ties Olub aA a luncheon to be given in his honour on Tuesday, May 3, at which Lord Hnisbury will preside. On the following day the distinguished explorer will receive tibe gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society oA a special meeting to be held at the Royal ￼ AM?t-aa?. H? ?h- w? ? k"UW? to & ?i«w days «IQ. ?
A Raised School Agel MR. RUN CI MAN'S PROPOSED BILL I Mr. Ruintciman on Thursday received at the offices of the Board of Education a deputation from the Parliamentary committee of the Trades Union Congress, the members of which brought before his notice various questions affecting technical education. Mr. J. Jenkins, referring to the shipbuild- ing and engineering trades, said there were very few youths who knew about the lines or the plans of a ship. The lads should be com- pelled to attend a day technical school where they would be taught those things which would make them useful men. When a youth commenced work at six a.m. and left off at five p.m. he was so tired ouit tha.t he refrained from attending the evening classes. In reply Mr. Runoima,n said he had 'hoped to bring in a measure dealing with the raising of the school age, with the use of day technical classes. To make the latter a success pressure must be put upon employers. A Bill had been framed, but he would not be able to present it this year. The raising of the school age, he believed, would make the educational standard of the country materially higher. Mr. Runci- man mentioned that the report of the Home Seoretary's Commission on Street Trading would soon be published. He, personally, hoped the Commission would report against all street trading by children under seven- teen. Dealing with secondan-y school free places, Mr. Runciman said that, taking the whole of the secondary schools of this country, in 1907-8, they were 2 per cent. over the 25 per cent. standard, while in 1909-10 31 per cent. of the total places in the secondary schools were free places. They were, therefore, making rapid progress. The State was making a, change in many of the endowed charities which were scattered all over the country. In the course of time they would be able not only to apply the whole of these educational endowments to the original purpos-ee of their founders, but they would be able to combine the small endowments so as to make them effective.
GLAMORGAN COUNCIL AND HON. IVOR GUEST. MR. BLANDY JENKINS RE- ELECTED CHAIRMAN. The annual meeting of the Glamorgan County Council was held at the Old Town-hall, Pontypridd, on Thursday.—Alderman Richard Lewis, J.P., in moving the re-election of Councillor Blandy Jenkins as chairman for the ensuing year, referred to their chairman e wholehearted devotedness and great interest in all matters appertaining to the welfare of the county. Councillor O. H. Jones, as a member of the county council since its inception, seconded, Alderman Morgan Williams, as representing the Labour element, supported, and Councillor Blandy Jenkins was una-nimously re-elected, amidst applause. On the motion of Alderman W. R. Davies, seconded by Alderman E. H. Davies, J.P., Alderman T. J. Hughes (Bridgend) was, amids.t cheering, re-elected td the vice-chairmanship. The resignation of Alderman John Davies (Merthyr) as alderman, consequent upon Mer- thyr being now outside the county admin- istrative area, was accepted, without the enforcement of the usual penalty THE LATE MR. ROBERT FORREST The Chairman referred in feeling terms to the death of the late Mr. Robert Forrest, who, he said, had for many years been a most useful member of the council, and, indeed, a useful man to the county at large, and a gentleman who was liked by all. He moved a vote of condolence with the widow &nd family of the deceased gentleman, which was oarried. ELECTION OF ALDERMEN. rne following were elected to nil tne alder manic vacancies:—Messrs. T. W. David,, E. H. Fleming, Rees ILarries, T. J. Hughes, William Jones, J. Jordan, Rees Llewellyn, William Llewellyn, and W. H. Matthias. The vacancy caused by the resignation of Alder- man John Davies was filled by the election of Mr. David Hughes, Aberdare, for the unex- pired term of three years. INCREASE JUSTIFIED. The estimate of expenditure as made out by the sub-committee for roads and bridges was adopted. The anticipated expenditure in this connection for the next financial year was put down at L66,924 13s. 4d., or an increase of nearly £ 1,000 on that of last yeax.-The Chairman stated that the increase was justi- fied on the amount of money expended in road widening, JE655 10s. being spent on the Cardiff and Pontypridd road alone near Glyntaff Station. ASSESSMENT APPEAL UPHELD. Several appeals were hoorrd against the decisions of the county rate assessment com- mittee, but only that of Llanwonno was sus- tained. In this case Mr. W. Phillips, the overeeeT, pleaded on behalf of the overseers against raising the assessment when the ratable value had decreased by £ 9,S94. Mr. Phillips pointed out that Messrs. Nixon's Navigation Colliery had been stopped for about twelve months, and it was not anticipa- ted tbatooal in any large quantities would be raised for about two years. Since the pasI3-! ing Off the Miners' Eight Hours Act, also, there had been a considerable decrease in the output of ooal at all the other collieries in the parish. It was resolved to allow the assessment to remain at £ 192,020.—Alderman Davies stated that the county basis for ASSESSMENT stood at LS,415,662, as compared with £ 3,340,385 for the past year, or an in- crease of L74,777, so that a penny rate would now produce £ 14,231 18s. 6d., and on the alderman's motion the new basis was adopted. OOUNOIL AND HON. IVOR GUEST. Upon the small holdings committee's report being submitted it was reported that, a oommunioation had been received from the Hon. Ivor Guest with reference to the inti- mation sent to him that in the event of the Oounty Council not being able to acquire from him the land they required by volun- taiy agreement they would consider the question of applying for a compulsory order.—The Rev. E. T. Davies suggested that it should be placed on record how they were being treated by a Minister of the Crown. COST OF EDUCATION. Estimates for the year ending March, 1911, were adopted showing an anticipated expen- diture for elementary education of LZW415 as compared with £ 265,960 for the preceding ysar. Secondary education was estimated to cost £ 99,600, as compared with 294,426 for the past year. 11 NEW SCHOOLS DOCTOR. The following three candidates appeared before the oouncil for the post of medical inspector of sehoole:-Dr. Arnold Davies, B.A., M.B., Ch.B. (Edln.), Nantymoel; Dr. Hugh O. Williams, M.B., M.R.C.:S., L.R.C.P., D.P.H., St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London; and Dr. Brinley B. Lloyd, M.&. a.nd B.S. (Lond.), M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., D.P.H. In the final voting Dr. Davies was elected by 24 votes as against eighteen for Dr. Lloyd. Dr Davies, who is 30 yea-rs of age, and graduated at Edinburgh University in 1906. was previously a student at the University COLLEGE of North Wales. During his post- graduate year he was resident medical officer at the Oowgate Dispensary, Edinburgh, where the nu-mber of Paitients treated annually exoeeded 10,000, and alt the more serious cases, a large percentage of which were children, oarne under his care.
CARDIGANSHIRE. NEW ALDERMEN: THE ASYLUM I DISPUTE. The first meeting of the eighth county council for Cardiganshire was hold on Thurs- day at the Town-hall, Lampeter. Mr. J. H. Davies, I langeitho, proposed Mr. R. S Rowland. Garth, Llandewi Brefl, as chairraaa for the ensuing year. Mr. D. J. Williams, Tregaron, seconded, and the propo- sition w&3 oarried. A vote of thanks to the retiring chairman, the Rev. William Griffiths, Maenygroes, was passed The following were elected ajidermcn for the ensuing six yea.rs :-M.r, Vaugfhan Davies, M.P., Tanybwleh (L.); Mr. R. J. Loxdale, laan. ilax (L); Mr. E, J. Davies, New Quay (L.); Major Price Lewes, Tyglyn Aeron (C.): Rev. Dr. PANI-EL Evans Troedyrawr (L.); the Rev. John Williams, Cardigar (L.); and Mr. Daniel L. Jones, Esgerhendy tL.). CARMARTHEN ASYLUM DISPUTE. Before proceeding to the appointment of four members on the committee of visitors to the Joint Counties Asylum at Carmarthen, Mr. D. Morgan James inquired what was the position of the dispute in respect to which the comity claimed £ 1,000. The Clerk said Carmarthenshire agreed to arbitration, but after great delay they had failed to agree to terms, and Cardiganshire, in oonjunotion with Pembrokeshire, had applied to the Local Government Board for arbitration.
SCHOOL INQUIRY At a meeting of the Cardiganshire Educa- tion Committee held at bada-peler on Thurs- day, Mr. D. C. Roberts, Aberystwyth, wae re-elected chairman. Twenty-seven parents of children attending The sohool at Eglwysfach sent a petition praying the council to hold an inquiry into the CONDUCT of-Miss James, the headmistrem., fOr-edY of C" Cynon School. A oon? lmirtltee. M?<?M)?m<e?y AVPQUAed. i F
Cowboys and Bronchos I REDSK.N SYNDICATE'S ACTION r In the King's Bench Division on Thursday Mr. Justice Phillimore and a special jury heard the action for libel by the Redskin Syndicate, which produced the Wild West Show at the Earl's Court Exhibition last sum- ner, against the Associated Newspapers (Limited), in respect of a letter from Sir William Cospatrick Dunbar published in the Daily Mail" on June 4. Mr. Shearman, K.C., stated that the syndi- cate were bringing an action against Sir William, and the London Exhibitions were bringing another against Sir William and the "Daily Mail," the claim being that the com- pany had been injured by the publication of the letter. In the first action against the "Mail" defendants pleaded justification and fair comment. Mr. Lu-U, for plaintiffs, said that on June 4 Sir William Dunbar wrote a letter, which appeared in the Mail," chaa-ging the cowboys and cowgirls with cruelly treating the bucking horses or bronchos, declaring that they were tortured in order to arouse them to the required pitch of ferocity, and that there were frequent cries of "Shame!" from the audiences. These charger, the plaintiffs denied absolutely. The report of veterinary surgeon was sent to the Mail'' with a request that it be published fully, but the Mail" published only a meag-ro extract, together with a letter apparently" from one of the public which was not un- favourable to the Redskin Syndicate. It was subsequently found, however, that the writer was one of the Mail" staff. Mr. Hart, a director of the Earl's Court Exhibition, gave evidence on behalf of plain- tiffs, and other witnesses were called. The hearing was adjourned.
SHAM ROBESPIERRES I; I Lord Curzon was entertained to luncheon by the Junior Constiiiuional Club on Thurs- day afternoon. Dr. E. Baxter Foreman pre- sided, and the guests included the Earl of Shaftesbury, Lord Salisbury, Viscount Castle- reagh, Lord Edmund Talbot, Viscount RidleY, and Lord Rouaidshay. Lord Carzon, replying to the toast of iiis < health, said he thought they might fairly congratulate themselves on the result of THE general election. It had been claimed tLg a drawn battle, but he did not regard in I that light a contest in which their opponents were found disorganised, despondent, and envious, locking forward with fears to » 4 fcpeody dissolution. The talk a.bout guaran- 1 tees indulged in at the Albert-hall was &0 much window-dressing, but it had its effect ( on thousands of platforms, as had also the < bluff about the Budget being forced through. ] The Government apparently had no time for the business of the country, and could only indulge in a series of tactics to avert disaster as long as possible, and to get the < finances of the country into a state cf 1 embarrassment. The services and work of the oountry were being jeopardised, and even the t old-age pensioners might soon find themselves t in want of their pensions owing to the? t dishonest Government tactics. Tie PRESENT t position could not last long, and the next election would, he hoped, bring into power » 1 party strong enough to carry through such reform of the Constitution as was required t and those large- measures of financial AND social reform which were needed It was not by sham Robespierres that any great LEGIST tive effort had been oarried out. t
TAILORS AS FARMERS I ic Mr. John Owen, Assistant Commission? j f for the Board of Agriculture and M iiI?''I? c 'S held an inquiry at Carmarthen on THURSDAY' 3 under the Small Holdings Act, relative to t.h6 C compulsory ACQUISITION of LAND at Mill C LLANPUMPSAINT, owned by Mr. CHARLES BANK* 1 DAVIES, of Llwyndn, LLAIIGAIN, ANA OCCUPIED b1 B Mr. D. DAVIES. THE APPLICANT, Mr, Wm. ThomaS. d was a TAILOR, living at 5, WILY-TERRACE, Llat" C PUMPSAINT. Mr. Alfred THOMAS APPEARED t on behalf of the CARMARTHENSHIRE COUNTS a COUNCIL, and Mr. John SAER, as agent of the" owner, objected to the compulsory order oJ1. IS the grounds, among others, that there WI no real and genuine demand; that the appli 1: cant was a tailor, with apparently no EXP^ t rience in the CULTIVATION OF LAND; that 110 < first applied to the, owner for a building site c for a DWELLING-HOUSE, and failing to get thig T on his own terms, THEN APPEALED to thtl *1 county COUNCIL for a BUILDING site; and tlla" I the present APPLICATION WAS made out of V REVENGE. c Mr. Henry JONES-DAVIES, small HOLDING c agent. having given EVIDENOE in SUPPORT or f the application. Mr. Saer drew attention to t the fact that the APPLICANT was a TAILOR. 11 The COMMISSIONER said that that BAR nothing to do with him. The BOARD of Agr" 0 CULTURE never INTERFERED with the DISCRETE? 0 of the county COUNCIL in its choice of I t cants. 8 t
LATE MR. JAMES EVANS 1 I It u CI Mr. James EVANS, of Y Dolan, LLANDOVERY « RETIRED FARMER, who died on December 14, left t. estate of the gross value of £1,686, with NE a PERSONALTY XI,492, amd probate of HIS will b90 been granted to Mr. William Na.thanle EVANS, of LLWYN-CXN, PENLLWYN Pa.rk, ICa-riullrl II then, commercial traveller. The testator left L400 upon TRUST for his wife during hQod, and he left the residue of his estate B to his sister Sarah EVANS, and his nephew H AND nieoes Madge RODERICK, SARAH Price, O JAMES, ANNIE, Elizabeth, Elizabeth Agileo TI Rees. and William EVANS. R ■ Mr. Walter LAAENBY, head of the FIRM of Lazenby and SONS, left JI Mir. Theodore Sohwann, of MUNICH, Ie D L249,085. ti Mr. David Tod, of Renfrew, left persool estate valued at nearly £ 137,000.
MEN AND MACHINERY I d, i '■ ■' Ck Some 300 employes of the Graigola ?? h Works, belonging to Messrs. Cory, Yeo, a,cj t Co., at the North Dock, Swansea, were OrL 6i Thursday out on strike in consequence f t dispute with the managem-ent. U It appears that on Tuesday certain of > employes objected to what they alleged ? 0 overdriving the machinery, and ceased -%Vorx for a short time as a protest. The m???j ment objected to this attempt to dictate, ?? when they pse.uted themselves for TJ (> n next turn six of them WERE informed t ,t they would be no longer required. J! No settlement had been come to on '?"i? day evening, and the genomi secretary- 81 Ben Tillett, had been wired for, ?od j?? expected at Swansea to-day (Friday). j
LATE REV. J. HATHREN DAVIE I j The funera.1 of the late E?Y. J. If ,,tllrel.r, Davies, Unitarian minister, of Clef" ec,d, 11 Merthyr, took pla?e on Thursday, th- RE AINS 4 being interred in the burial-ground att?' ell aI T< to Hen-dyrdd Chapel. A large naw ,'er 0i ministers of various denominations ?frooi 11 Cefn and Merthyr and other P?? ?i?'' present, including the Rev. John 'pt?' rector of Vay nor, and there were REPRE tives from the Merthyr Board of GUA^_ the Vaynor and Penderyn RuMl ?'- [})< Council, the Cefn Library COMMITTO^ TJJ« Merthyr Cymreigyddion, a?d other 0°^
REDUCTION OF 8d. IN RA.:E,, r' I 63) Mynyddislwx Urban District Ooo? ? fct Thursday &&ed a rate of 2S. 4d. in THE^ FOI &irhowy aM 2s. in the £ for the Flourdz' L?6 ￼ P R ION of the COUNCIL'S a.rea, THIS 00 JIIG REDUCTION of 3d on the ia?t half-y?'?t? Complaints wexe made of the IDBA, ,tl,,to COMPLAINTS WERE MADE OF THE IN?^T WATER SUPPLY, it bein? STATED ￼ ?? ￼ INHABITANTS BAD to CARRY utensils V DISTANCES, a.nd ultimately, a.fter ? ? ;box CUSHION, it was decided to send ? SI^'C ?t.ter to the company. Q —.—?— ■R N
ARSON CHARGE NOT PRO" ARSON CHARGE NOT PFtov?VIIi' The TRIAL OF Nathaniel Morgan, The tria.l of Natha,niel Morga., jift! tto oI A BLACKSMITH, OHARGED WITH t.t1n.g; øJ1t. t HIS HOUSE AT MITCHEL-TROY, In:øtl1 DEFRAUD, LASTED ALL day at THE tbaJJ'Î shire Assiz?w-before Mr. Justice "j,tb? ? ￼ on Thunday, and ENDED in the ?'-ec?? T the PRISONER. Mr. MIOKLETHWAITE Prosp cljt t and Mr. Omnstown &nd Mr. -J- defended. t:
LATE MRS. A. M. DY £ K |$ b Mrs. Anna Mria Dyer, of Edooc' ￼ iiØll; ) 8w&naea, who died on NOVEMBER "If} to' Mr. John DYER, left œtate of THE IS P?j, 4 of R,959, with NET PERSONALTY 9",d rO' bate of her will DATED FEBRUARY/8'\<0> M a codicil of FEBRUARY 15, 1909' s? to? H GRANTED to her HUSBAND, to wh,00' oe left the whole of her ESTATE, the OTNEX^ ? ?f? F- the wh<>Ie of her estate, the otoorjeootors in the will amd codicH h,%Ying ?'' ba,te. = or 0
"CONSUL'S" DEATH P?, i I t Mr. Rill_d, manager W » t Betook, states that a para.pb c}>e;' ing ?he dea?h of "Ooc?l/' jo O'liva H is entirely nual?adiag. as "OotØl 11 ip I and weU, and performing. He W'lll s an exwnded to- of the provi' t __IJA )
LATE MR. JOHN GKlFFl I M. J osn Grimes, <?f he?h. ? ?ft? ? I Caixti?n, who died on Januar5 19, left eoT-' of the gr?a VALUE of J.B?777. ? ?wp????'E? ??? t! ) his will h? BEEN ?r?ted TO B I M?rg&Mt GrimtJM. of ge,iart.b, 1,1<1)Jr. YVq,o EVANS, of A&ron Honse, Ha?? ? £ J„ C?Lfdiea? farmer. !? ,)< ILB <■
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