MAY COME IN APRIL. I Resignation Rumours I Humours of intended or suspended Minis- terial resignations have been more rife than ever to-day, but most of them are "barking up the wrong tree" (wired the London cor- respondent of the "Birmingham Poet" last night). The one member of the Cabinet who, as I stated some days ago, has actually ten- dered his resignation to tne Frixne Minister, and that a lortnight since, has not been named as yet among all the stories that are flying aoout. iiis axMion was adopted as an emphati-o protest against the determination of a majority of ins colleagues to take no imme- diate steps to regularise the financial posi- tion; and it had the effect of securing the change of front notified by the Prime illnisier on Monday But more than one Minister can be described as being at the moment in a state of ooildit-ional resignation; and this may oonstrain the Cabinet as a whole to ride for a fall. In that case, the fall would not of neces- sity be direotly on their veto or finance, but on the resolution the Prime Minister will sTJbeuiit promptly on the resumption of tihe Commofns after the very brief recess for the ecoiesiastioal Easter, allooaung the time of the House. The Nationalists, unless 'squared' mean- while, may join the Unionists in resisting the 'guillotine' proposals this resolution would embody; and thus the expected crash may come in the earliest days of April." Vete, But No Reform There is the hignest authority for saying that the statement which has been published com eying the impression that tihe Cabinet are considering a scheme for the re-coonsitituition of the Second Chamber is without foundation tsays the "Daily Telegrapth"). Whatever opinions may be held on the question by individual members of the Cabinet, the whole idea of reforming the House of Lords has been abandoned ever since the deputations of Redimls and Liberals waited upon the Prime Minister' a fortnight ago. Those depu- tations, it will be remembered, demanded that the Cabinet should oonoentra;te their a,Hention upon the abolition of the veto. 'Confusion" in Liberal Ranks This week has been a favourable one for the Goverrunerut in the House of Commons (writes the Parliamentary correspondent of the "Deily Chronicle"). For all that the mood of its supporters is far from satisfac- tory. On all sides and from every shade of opinion murmurings are heard. There is a sense of confusion and bewilder- ment in the Liberal ranks. The party does not know whither it is being led. Its heart is set on two ideals in this Plar"ment-one, to bring the veto resolutions to the testing Point in the House of Lords; the other to pass the Budget. They are simple and obvious tasks, and ought to be within the compass of resolute statesimansihip. No doubt the attitude of the Nationalist party represents a certain degree W embarrassment with regard to the Budget. It is now a. foregone conclusion that the House of Lords will show an attitude of determined -hostility to the veto resolutions. In that ca,le the life of this Parliament will be brought to an early close. While Liberal members are anxious to save the Budget they want to see the House of Lords define their attitude to the veto reso- lution before the House of Commons releases the Finance Bill. Otherwise there is the possibility of the Government being defea.ted on the Budget before the veto issue has been brought to a head. That is what Mr. Red- mond had in view in his Newcastle speech, when he spoke of the probability of a general election in four weeks' time. To be defeated on the Budget and without bringing the votol question to an issue would be a melancholy preliminary to a general election, and Liberal and Labour members look forward to it with dismay. The Cabinet ought to 90 arrange its strategical plans as to prevent any such, catastrophe.
Cabinet'sReformScheme BUT VETO MUST FIRST BE ABOLISHED The Times" to-day gives further details of the Cabinet's scheme for reforming the Lords. It is intended that the constituencies of the reconstituted Second Chamber should be double-member constituencies, so that, in Great Britain and Ireland there would be 75 constituencies returning 150 members. The voters would be those who enjoy the Parlia- mentary franchise. But the constituencies of the Second Chamber would be entirely ddffe rent from the constituencies of the Commons: there would be only 75 instead of 670, and thus they would be of enormous extent. Roughly speaking, under this scheme there would be 56 double-member constituencies in England and Wales, ten in Scot-land, and nine in Ireland. Half the members would be elected to serve for eight years and half for four years. The limitation of both forms of veto will be necessary in order to compel the House of Lords to assent to the reoonstitution of the Second Chamber on a democratic and eleo- tive principle. The Reconstruction Bill will embody diffe rent machinery for limiting this veto, the plan being that in the event of a deadlock the two chambers should sit and vote to- gether. It would follow that a Government which had a respectable majority in the House of Commons would be able to carry its ordinary legislative proposals. The limita- tion of the Second Chamber's powers over financial measures would remain absolute. It is expected that the Government will announce the terms of their resolutions respecting the House of Lords on Wednesday. The Mid-Clamorgan Fight Official feeling at Westminster is in vour of uniting the Liberal and Labour f.?L in Mid-Glamorgan in order to secure thei-eturn? of the Labour candidate, but there is never- thelese a current o? opinion that supports the claim of the Liberal section to retain the seat held for so long and by such great majorities by Sir Samuel Evans. Many names are put forward, most of them I am I ine-lined to believe (writes the London corres- pondent of the "Manchester Guardian") without sufficient authority, but none of them appear to be wholly acceptable. The latest name is that of Mr. Holford Knight, a former secretary of the New Reform Club, who fought unsuccessfully in the Liberal interest in Berkshire at the last election. The faot that Mr. Knight has no knowledge of Welsh and but little knowledge of Wales will not help to advance his claim.
In a Hansom Cab FOWLER DIVORCE SUIT STORY Whan the hearing of the Fowler divorce suit was resmmed in London to-day the respondent's cross-charge of Imiscondue., against Mr. Fowler was proceeded with. Evidence was given by a Southsea witness that in 1897 the petitioner and another man were seen to enter two hansoms at Ports- mouth, each with a woman of improper character, and to drive off. On the following day, said witness, the petitioner, when twitted about the episode, asked witness to say nothing to Mrs. Fowler about it. The respondent's father gave evidenoe as to seeing the petitioner intoxicated two or three times. Mr. Fowler, recalled, denied the Portsmouth incident, adding that at no time had he mis- conducted himself. Counsel then addressed the jury. (Proceeding.)
Charing Cross I nqu iry I MASTER'S CERTIFICATE SUSPENDED Judgment was delivered this afternoon by the Cardiff Stipendiary (Mr. T. W. Lewis), who was aooo'inptanied by two nautical assessors, into the stranding of the Cardiff stearuer Charing Cross. The court found that the stranding of the veessel was the continued <3teering on courses which set her on to the Shore. Having regard to the state of the weather and to the objective light of Holy Is j and not being seen, although within its range since 5.30 p.m., the vessel, in the opinion of the court, was navigated at too great a rate of speed after 6.30 p.m. The lead was not used where it should have used as ordina.ry prudence demanded. The vessel sus- tained serious damage, which the court eaid was caused by the wrongful aid and default of the master (M.T. David Daviee) adone. Giving due weight for the master's long and honourable career with the owners of the vessel and his high character to which the owners testified, the court could not fail to deal with his certificaite, and suspended it for three months.
NEW MUSEUM PLANS The Council of the Welsh National Museum met at the City Hall, Cardiff, to-day, to finally decide upon the plans for the new museum, to be erected in Cathays Park, Car- diff. The plsuns of Messrs. A. Dunbax Smith and Cecil C. Brewer, 2, Gray's Ian Square, London, were selected, and thej were a.ppoin- ted architects for the new national buildings. The oounoil further awarded the following premiums for plains sent in:— £ 200 to Mr. P. Lee Vesper, 16, Old Square, Linooi 's Inn, Lon- don; X150 to Henry P. Hare, 13, Hart- street, Bloomsbury Square, London, and £100 to Messrs. David Afilue and J. Wm. Hepburn,
MARRIAGE FAILURES YOUNG COUPLES WHO DISAGREE "Hire System"& Mothers-in-Law At to-day's sitting of the Divorce Commis- sion, at which Lord Gorell presided, the first witness called was Mr. Robert Peacock, chief- constable of Manchester, who said that he was president of the Chief-oonstattlea* Associa- tion. He added, upo-n the question of confer- ring jurisdiction on local courts, that he con- sidered that generally the existing jurisdic- tion waa sufficient, and that it was undesir- able to extend the jurisdiction to county or other oouris. "I do not consider," he added, "it desir- able to increase the facilities to obtain divorce. Any steps in that direction would tend to seriously weaken the bonds of mar- riage and lead to immorality. The present procedure in matrimonial cases in regard to adjudication by courts of summary jurisdic- tion is simple, cheap, and expeditious, and i? fairly well understood by the class of persons who avail themselves of this method cf redness. A patient, hearing was invariably given by the magistrates to these cases, and fre- quently, with their knowledge of local cir- ouniistaxices, they are able to give good advice to couples, with beneficial results." There a.re many a.nd complex causes leading to applications for separation and mainten- ance orders, but immorality is not the princi- pal, but, probably, temper on both sides was the primary cause, and this is often followed or combined with assault, drunken- ness, or desertion, and this primary cause is frequently further aggravated by the inter- ference and baneful influence of relatives. The standard of morality amongst the respectable of the poor classes is certainly equal, if not, indeed, superior, to that found amongst other classes of society. I am cer- tain that the working classes are quite alive to the seriousness of marriage. If increased facilities were granted for divorce it would tend to encourage a laxity of morals, and would seriously weaken the marriage bonds, and would, I fear tend to a very undesirable moral condition. In my opinion, there is no demand amongst the working classes for increased facilities for divorce. Financial Assistance for Poor Further questioned, the witness said he would be in favour of giving very poor people monetary assistance to enable them to get a divorce. He thought that these very poor people who wish-ed for a divorce, and could not afford to sue for it through the ordinary dhanneto, should be enabled to send particu- lars of their claim to London. The papers would then be sent back to the district from which they came, and inquiries would be made, not necessarily by the police, and if there were sufficient grounds, then financial assistance out of the rates should be afforded to them to pursue their suit. Questioned as to the publication of divorce proceedings in the newspapers, he said: "I consider it is very urodesirabde tha.t details should be published in the press. If you saw some of the papers we see in Manchester you would be of the same opinion." Later he said the newspapers went as near to the line as they could possibly go. The President: And especially Sunday papers?—Yes. Witness added that the whole of the mem- bers of the Chief Constables Association, with the exception of one, were in favour of pro- hibiting the publication of such reports. Questioned by Lady Prances Balfour, the witness said he was not in favour of a divorce being granted to a man for a single act of misconduct. He thought, however, tiiat it would be justifiable for a man to get a divorce from his wife for one aot of infidelity. In faot, you don't think it is an equal oaee between man and woman?—No, I don't. In answer to the Archbishop of York, Mr. Pteaoook said that he was certainly of the opinion that if divorce was cheapened it would mean the unsettling of the high stan- dard of morality amongst the working classes. "Hire System" Blamed Mr. Thomas M. Harris, chief-constable of Wakefield* told the OoanmisBion that he I though the easy way of getting furniture on the hire system was one of the most prolific causes which led to applications under the Summary Jurisdiction Act. Young couples got married on the "hire system," as they said in the North, because there were people who were always pressing upon young people that they could furnish for nothing. The yciung people got married, and before very long they found they had a millstone round their necks in the shape of payments for hire of furniture. Yery soon the husband found out that he did not get the luxuries he had at home before he married, and he became dissatisfied. The wife to keep the peace spent the furni- tu4 money on luxuries, and before long the furniture people sent in a county-court summons. The woman often concealed theee from her husband, with the result that within a couple of years he found himself hopelessly in debt. Assaults followed. Another cause for application to the courts for separation were mothers-in-law. (Laugh- ter.) 1 The Chairman: Tha.t is extraordinarily I interesting. Do you suggest any reniediesf Do you suggest the abolition of the hire system?—I should like to make it more diffi- cult for theee people to foist their goods upon poor people. I can't suggeat any legisla.tion at present. The Oh airman: The other cause you men- tion is mothers-in-law. That is almost his- torical. What do you say about the working men's clubs ? Witness replied that he would like to place those olubs on the same footing as publio Ihousefe, and then men would not go there, but stay at home. Witness later in his evidence said that he considered that some of the reports of divorce, &c., in newspapers had a.n immoral effect upon the people. There was a general rutih on Sundays, he said, to get hold of tihe spicy parts of the Sunday -papers. He did not think those reports were confined to Sunday papers. He knew some of the evening papers were quite as big sinners. Question by members of the Committee, witness ea.id that perhaps working men's clubs was a misnomer, but they were pushing up all over the country like muafhrooms. As fast as the public-houses were reduced in number so these clubs cropped up. As a matter of fact, any club to which only mon were admitted had a tendency to cause trouble at home. The Archbishop of York: But the effect upon the home life depends largely upon the character of the club?—Yes If there were properly-recognised places of recreation, where a man might take his wife and children, do you think that would provide a real remedy?—I think it would materially help. (Proceeding.)
ROBBED OF HIS CLOTHES A seaman named James Fleming was before the Barry magistmtes to,-day, charged with stealing a suit of clothes, belonging to Gustav F. Ha.mstram, a Norwegian. The clothcs were taken from a bench in a hotel bar the pre- vious evening by Fleming. Prisoner was seen by Police-constable Purser walking down Vere-street with a parcel under his arm, which he took into a lodging house, but it could not afterwards be found. When charged Fleming said he remembered nothing about it. Prisoner was fined £ 1, including costs, or fourteen days, and also 5s. for being drunk and disorderly. Prisoiier: All right, sir, I will go to gaol, thank you.
SWANSEA SHIP ASHORE A Lloyd's Perim correspondent cables that the steamer Kurdistan, of Swansea and Man- chester, for the Persian Gulf, is ashore at the north end of "orim. She is not leakimg, and will "pro: "iy float after lightening. The Kurdistan is owned by the Anglo- Algerian Steamship Company, Swansea. She is of 2.,813 tons register.
I MR. LLOYD GEORGE The Oentral News learns that Mr. Lloyd George is much better thds morning. His arrangements for returning to town are for "he present, however indefinite.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES & DEATHS AND IN MIMORIAM. Charge for inserting advertisement* IWl heading: u. for W Worda and id tor Sv«cr "rile Extra Word*. o notice of thtm description wttl be Inverted tml— anther ttea:*d by the iiame ard address of the umlsf. Talegruns and telephonic niemagm canjipt tie ea W cc until eon&rmod in wTltln? BlItTHS. BRAI)FORD.-At Huyton, .Lancarfirfe^ on tbe inst., the wife of Mr. femee Bradford, of a daaffetqt feA-\DERs.-March 16th, to Mr. and Mm Henry V. T-B^ers' ?'"r-b?t. 9t. Moon's. Mon.. a daotM?. UREX.U The Ochil8 CxilU-MT-rmd. MiBbcrgt. ?? <' 16th ?nsL, the wife of Fred. Crem, a daagMw. DEATHS. RP?rr.?. ?? Marcn D. Thomboroo? ROMP? ????' Porthmwl, Mtr? Tuc?pr Brewer, mctb? f w id 27rge Singer, Litchard. BrMptad. Fan«? .It 3.30, 1« Newton Ohwch. ,? ''? 14th ? March. &t Kim?-road. N"" Elizabeth onJy daughter of W. J. and 8. V. Card. a(red L years and 10 month*. Funeral FYifty. l, eaving reeidence at Three. DA YIFS.-On March 14th. at Oak House, Treforect, Joh D"Jeg. aged 42 yeaK. Private fuB?r? at Two DtVrE«°iJfrW' ? E^lwysCan- D??° March "?- at BryngoJ. AbM?MW. ?idDTavi?. J.p., F.BeS., L.R.C.P., t?d 89. nf?ers. by special request. 'D-trIF-'?-4n the !4th ??- M Qa? HMiM. T?toMt, Job ™ in hi? forty-seoond yMJ. Intement ??'??.' °ll Fri?.- (prrvat<?. HIGGO:S.-ûD March 13th. at UM PMk HoKl. C*» park. ??' H?Fon. a?ed M y?mm JEFFERIES -On 15th tost., at Pl? N<?-dd. PftarM Annre. ?vid"? of the late H?m?- Je1!eries. ]?? at • -Justine's Church, Eenaiik, ♦Saturday, v ?n ￼ flowers, by request. Tr»vr°n ?? '?? tT-6t" ? The 8" HMdrindo? 4™ Jones, the Fjdow and relict of the late Joha "i?? Mm Jonw. ? Ms?yCynoi. Trealaw, for mao^ years Enjrineer and Surveyor cf the Riandda Urfcaa Distriez Council. Interment at Trporky Cemetery at i^elve 0'0100k (-Now.) on Friday. the IM inaL- ?TMn<ja desirous of attending kindly meet at t? 0emeterv RA-1,M, -12th Maroh, Florence Cecelia, second daughter of late Thomas Kane. Aberystwfth. Penarth, and dearJy-lcn'ed daughter of L. Kane, Weston-super-Mam. PLE"TY.-15tD injt. at 1, Green-street. Cardiff, Mazy Ann, widow of the late William Plenty, of Pootv canna. Deeply mourned. Funeral, Four p.m., S&tW day. ROBATHAN.—On 17th Inst., at Sumrncrlandf, AbibJr,L eorre Beckett, M.B.C.S. ^England), fonoariy < £ RiEca. Mon., in his sixtj-fifth year. Private funerst- at Old RadjT Church, Two p.m., Snaday, SStfc March. WA L"GR.-At 134. N-wport-rd,.Im 15th March, lftt- James aurti. M.A., Headmaster of the Cardiff Intermediate School for Boys. Funeral on Satuiday service at the Central Church, Wwdaor-placa, «• Saturday at 12.50, to which all friends are in "Iff" Th-s is the only inttmation and invitation. Wr-LIA-MS-Mal,cl, M, at Portwalby, Glys-nea, Morgan Vi illianis, rate Collector, in his eixty-alxtti year Funeral Friday, March 18th, 4.50, at Addolrfr Burial Ground WILLOW S.—On March 16th, at Dwi-road, Cardiff, Evelyn May, aged 11 months, dearly-loved cbild 49 Ernsst and Queenie Thompson Wiilowa. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. HOOK.—Captain Ed. Hook and Family, 168, CatbodraL. road, wish to express their sincere tbajiks to the many friends who have so kindly sympathised with them in their recent great loss. MORGAN.—The Misses Morgan, Patrtyclnn, with tm express their deepest gratitude to the many trleoda who have 60 kindly sympathised with them in tMr recent &id loss. IN MEMORIAM. DAVIES.—In Ever Loving Memory of OUT dear Maggftt who passed away, at 10, ilorlais-streot, Dowlais, on March 1;2. 190TC. THOMAS.—In loving memory of oar dear sor and brother. John Llewellyn Thomas, Railway Reto4 Caerphilly, who passed away on March 17th, 180S. WILLIAMS.—Ln Loving Memory of our dear little Daughter, Katie Elucid. of Coedcaedu Farm, Ponty- pridd. who died March 18th. 1993.—Sadly missed hp her Dada, amma. and Sister.
AUGUSTINE J. STONE, FUNERAL DIBBCTOE. Personal Supervision to All Ordao. Nat. Tel.: Cardiff, Nos. 104 and Met. I Postoffloe Tel.: !I o. 612, Oardiff. Telegrams: AUGUSTINE STONE, CaitHlT. ￼ ?ARDnT. 5» "^obking-st-» (Jardot. pHELPS AND CO., WISBTEBK M-A.IL-BUILDLNOft, -JST. MARlrSTREEI, CARDIFF, For FLGfiAL DECORATIONS. FUKEttAL WEEATHS AND OBOBSES. PLANTS. EEEDeJ CUT FLOWEB8 b Alil: rjLOKisrs, QUEhS-STREET, CARDIFF, Are Now Receiving Orders for WHEATHS, CRO, &c., for PALM SUNDAY. Ow well-known 7' /A a"d 1A/A^ Speciality Wreaths, ? ? -*—" ￼ Awarded 22 Gold and Silver Medals. eMOf PAUSI SL\DY. GEO. t^LLLIAMS AND SONS, ART FLORISTS, 11, ROYAL ARCADE, CARDIFF FOR V,"HEATHS, CROSSES, Ac. OUB SPECIALITY ￼ ￼ Carnage J-j .Uf\ 0 REAM Paid. ?at. Tel, -No 197. ?7(? TEETH TOieu perfectly fitted 80 M to -—*»« thorough masticati-Mi produce NEW HEALTH. This most people know, but fear tiae removal of the had ones. Tc those we may oax renowned system of extraction 1m l AIN LESS aDd has etood tie test of time, a"1 made,. us one of ths largest buaineeees in 80ati Waiee. We therefore abk you to ooiue to 111 and prove it to your own wtistaoLlosL W employ no Canvaaaei* 1-1. K. CAKEW & co- ILlMUr.!);. 8, Q U EEN -a 1 REi. i\ CARDIFF. Branches.—e* I'D aiom, Fridays letran-road 'iueeOay* eU* CRICKET. CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY FIBST AN D s-licO>l> 1EAMS require tMcfcet I, ixtum for the comiiit: season.— nee bec-talY, Oo-opera.tive Whole- sale Society, Ji^te-terrace, Ui.lUl1!. M1\I&l TOO LATE. FOR CLASSIFICATION BARGAIN SALE. GREATEST VALUE EVER OFFEKED. bOL PHILLIPS, E Vv il, ST. CAUUUT- ]aANDZ-U-'?IE Bodsoom L?u,?; nice 4esip. beautUullj caned, we?i uiade; will seil cbety; tootu iiioadway. e47H4iM -b.il.p. Uas Kjigine, including driving V » puiley ana Ii) -w.nee!; new or seco^d-iuuid; Uiteet iiapro\eineiit.—Apply Y 62, tveuilg iiipreas, CajdiS. e4 ivsuai P..ÙfDYAbea\'enny.lIo to Let, with Uans ec?ption, five bed roui?, b" "id Wrg -m, usual oilictib; reat £2:. A.w smaller ciemi-cietacjied Hoiije; il4; netr bkLion.-¡>p,y hetkili", Ijwyn. »47s>i«a4 W- ANTED, energetic young Lady t? A& witil i?oo", Lu?u, <md bt?tie?—Ca?Ue Hotel, Xe?t.h.. »47S7u^« "\TTANTED. expei ieuoed Uook-tJetieral; taree xaatds Vf kept.—Apply, stating u^e, wages, "a liMarenceb, to Mrt. PaioJ, Waunwein, i-onlypuoi. e4i& APABIJiEXTa uriisiie' .or i or"Wltl. evLry cooiveaieiice; no children; laooerate.—10, a.,zib)ae!, ;oI ? or 2 -ouLlemaii7 Pleasure Trap; t-eat four; sI-'d condition- U' also low iooj-w iieol Carriage, L4; or Ere' for C"JL).-b5, Coiirt-street, Biaeiiolydacii. e4 TO Let, Wholesale Storae, Ci.ariuttf-slroet; low rent. j- 40, Kjiole-btieet, 7, li, Madras-tttroat, as; 8d.—. Apply 99, Cowb. idge-road.MSo»u £ l surity unable to come th):;¡ weK; flom bome; will let you know wjaen.—Atuei.s. -=- AJs'TED, Girl for Mouse «-ori; domesticated.- Apliy 98, Cowtnidg!fe-ioa<i. e»80iu21 ALL kindE of Himeaa Oaxt, Traoe Trap, Kent's, Ladies', Boys' Kmiag Saddles, i-urniture Van, Liv- ing Wagon; any 01IëI, u.c"w, Canton. euEl WANTLD, :or 3lsL March, norKing ta^m iiajiitt, W-1?,.lr faxi about 100 ?eres, chleny accom- M()dati land.—Apply, by kater oniy, it.,?ing age, referencM, a?ti wages 'eq?'?red, R?bwL Rt?s, Clan dare, Aberdare. e478SL21 WAXTKD, 1 tJniuxni&b«d RooIll. with conservatory; (1' Cajitoa or Gttange.—Y C74, EVMUag Express, eir- diff. e4illuH STKAYEU. Airedale Terrier.—Anyone -Tet to 27, Oakfieid-¡"reet, will be rewarded. e4al2u& A (),OOOft. Dunnage Boards; large DooAa6 ':t: Scantling, Lattens, fecaildld 1'ok^.—ii&rpac .nd Trott, West Dück, Car-diff. eaan W-6i\.¡:aÜo:rla.s youn??-6J!dii-u?7 V» good refeiences; numv le- in p?eamt pœJtiDn. -L. S., Celn Neyydd, Field's Park, Newport. euZl i-X?A.N?Tl';D. aituaAion as liarmaje; tti?blij GWJ)?- W rieiiOed; good re;ereaces—Write V. B., hlive: Exprees, Nevl1:!Ort. e48S5u21 w ANTKD w? onoe, by respectable Jdow, ag 4. TV Situation as Houeeieeper to wzower or ba.c. —Write V. D., Evening Express, Newport. e4a24up SHlR E Horse for SaieT "Carthmyl Knirht" aged 4 years—V. C., Evooicg Exjweea, Newport. e*q»a» WED, good Cook-Oebearl.—Apply Soyaj. Dai Hotel, Enajader. aSHG SEED Potatoes.—I have large Quantities of all k" of Seed Potatoes now arriving, wbtch I 88a Aflar at wtolesaie Prkv&-Iend for Blcbluti Eaghmd. West Poet, UardifT. eRM PRACTICALLY N- Set Th? ErpLas" MMtM Engines; only used about four months; qFkDdem 9, 13, and 22 x 14 stroke. Also Vertical and MaJino Boilers. Low piioee.—Apply Box Y 61, Evwwng Express, Cardifl. em smart Boy 10% MRc??ApPty Y 68, W Electee BuMee, OaMllC. ?Y 61,. LlromMg Bxp-IN 0-dM n. ?. -?
SUPilEME EFFORTS I 40 ——— TO AVOID COAL WAR Momentou s Meetings I PROGRESS OF CONCILIATION Black as Thunder" MINERS' LEADER ON OUTLOOK By Monday night South Wales will know whether its coalfield is to be the scene of a titanic struggle between owners and men, or whether reasonable counsels have prevailed. An official intimation was made to-day that by Monday night the Coal Concilia- tion Beard will have arrived at a definite decision "one way or the other"—either for peace or for war. This is welcome news so far as it goes, and it goes a long way towards putting an end to that state of suspense which Cardiff traders to-day emphatically declared is "worse than a strike." Another welcome, bfecause hopeful, inci- dent to-day was the calling of the repre- sentatives of the M.F.G.B. into consul- ta,tion with the owners and local miners' leaders. On the other hand, hopes were some- what checked by the declaration this afternoon by a miners' leader that the outlook is as "black as thunder." In the afternoon when the two sides came together most of the time was spent in general discussion over the minimum and its equivalent selling price. The owners pressed for concessions, especially on the latter point, or its reference to arbitration. The miners' leaders demurred to both these proposals. The peace of the Welsh coalfield is now. Undoubtedly, tremulously in the balance. Pretty well everything depends upon how Matters will run at the meetings of the Con- ciliation Board, to be held to-day and toO- morrow at the Engineers' Institute, Cardiff, The situation, indeed, is now so critical that it will require aU the diplomacy on the part or the two sides of the board to avert an 1JidustriaJ calamity. It is, therefore, impossible to over-eeti- "^ate the importance of the occasion in ita I faring upon the welfare of South Wales for "Dme time to come. Owing1 to the infinitesimal Amount of progress hitherto made after tltany days of painstaking work, and owing to the somewhat changed circumstances Glider which the parties met, the negotia- tions had in a sense to be gone through all r again. Possibly about the only thing in reference tO which it was safe to prognosticate with a.ny degree of certainty was that a supreme Effort would now be made by the coalownera tUi workmen's representatives alike to arrive 8-t an amicable agreement in respect of the and difficult points at issue. It was ^^lised on all hands that the time for any dila,torin-eas was gone, as procrastination at thia hour would simply spell failure to any Attempt at a settlement. THE DISPUTED POINTS Naturally, as indicated, the three points Vflli,oh have already formed the subject of ^iscu&sion had to be entered into fully onoe namely, the question of the revision the minimum and the fixing of the price ot ooa.1 to be regarded as its equivalent; the and for a fixity of wage to colliers work- ltllr in places which have beoome abnormal; ai»d also the demand formulated, but which, 8Q far. has not been very much discussed, for ^JTnent for small coal. The orux of the position it was felt was 4'8 to how far the oontesting parties would I)t Prepared to make concessions. At the feting of the miners' exeoutive council, "ld at Cardiff yesterday, this phase of the qion was considered, but that meeting was 110 doubt more deliberative than decisive in raster. While- no doubt, it was felt that Ntiltr than come to a collision the men's Dresenitatives would be wise in receding to e extent from the position originally n up, no definite decision was come to 44 to the precise degree of modifications, it 1.ng understood that the course of action ld have to depend greatly upon the' ^^encies of the movement. I The Owners' Attitude I broad basis upon which the coalowners tned steadfast was tha.t, under the pre- j 1 circumstances and in view of the ever- ing cost of production, a strong resis- it¡ was offered to any proposal which lVe.d. a further increase in cost. Hence, "11 the indications were that the fixing of Ounimutn might not occasion great diffl- v t,y» the fixing of the equivalent was J^ded as somewhat more perplexing. On tb4 last isame the owner* policy again was tftfereuoe to arbitration. The men's repre- ^Jatives were not enamoured of this pro- ""6<1. T4, suggested abnormal wage-clause, it 7'b feared, might prove a stumbling block, owners representatives havp all been a.da.mantine in their objection to n.lforrn rate of wages being given to work- ()thll dealing with abnormal places. On the °r hand, the men's representatives felt SollY. strongly that it was imperative that ill thing should be done to adjust matters tilis th .1_ tio oonLection owing to the diissatisfac- tQ.11 frhioh said to prevail generally with j. ?sent meLhod of assessing the remu- )]? ?ioQ given by various colliery m&n&?e- ? ? to the colliers doing this paa-tioular 01 Work. M.F.G.B. Delegates t? ?kh representatives were now, as was I, thcs 0a,se Lut summer, assisted by a delega- tj0ri fr°m the Na-M?na.1 Federation. Tbo6e te ￼ to-day were Messrs. Enoch Edwards (th le 1)r'bsident), Robert Smillie (vic?-preai- 4,b?3t) and T. Ashton (the general secretary), 010 th "Yhatev or I)ol,cy which might be poj- %?bd wb.ate\'er pol.cy which might be pur- ￼ the Welsh representatives would ??. ??h the approbation of the Miners' "St, 9't'()" of Great Britain, which wowd, I ?j? ??My. be now bound to support the I'lah ll in the eventuality of a rupture. Attv Hopeful Outlook ^mmenoement of to-day's proceedings geuer fueling was optimistic. I think ^rio feel ? waA optimistic. I think ?r 44 'Iffort will now be made to settle '????s." ?a? the remark made by a Wdjj)|e ??''?enta.tiv& on the Conciliation ? ? ￼ ?? remajk *?&s T6TY exprw- f t4o ?w t&ken by members on both ￼ k*16 bo&rd, as b<?th employers and '4e" ?? it would be to their mutazl t °?? ?°? sacriftom rather th&n 'b" bitoae aJEa*k>ag crisis. ???L ???y the two ohairmem of the ?rd -t -wo ohairmen of- tho tK*0*1) M ?' Davis, ?? Mr. W. Abraham til' },f..P., were Htill unable to occupy '? "Peotive pitiona, but otherwise i^ ? ??'?aenta.tive attendance, and ? st??? ??r that all were beat ?? Ving ? ? their best to do *?? is %ible tQ a.vod a st?pp&ge. ? th< n^rning the two sides again met ￼ deliberated for some consider- l? ?Ub?raAed for aom? consid?r- m%D out t?M? pmgBMune, b? i .?-.??. it wa.s not thought likely that this could be followed without some deviation. It was, indeed, tacitly agireed that neither side should pledge iiteelf too striotly to one specific line of policy, it being felt that the safer course was to allow a oertain amount of elasticity, so that should oiToamstamoes require it, both sides would have to take different stands, after having tentatively ascertained as to how far, and on wh&t lines, there could be brought about a reconcilia- tion of the oonflicting factors in the situ a- j tion. The two sides met just before the adjourn- ment at one o'olock, and Messrs. Enoch Edwards, Smillie, and Ashton were invited into the room. It was, however, tacitlyi agreed that the proceedings would be purely of an informal character, and that the board would resume at two o'clock to continue negotiations. I Immediate. Decision I DOCKSMEN MAKE AN APPEAL Mr. W. J. Heppell again presided over the owners', and Mr. W. Brace. MT., over the men's representatives A deputation of dry dock owners waited upon both sides of the board to urge upon them the desire for am immediate settlement. Messrs. R. Monroe, T. Allen Johnson, and W. Jones acted as spokes- men, and. in submitting a resolution, the speakers impressed upon the members of the board the urgent necessity of a. settlement. noton,ly in the interests of the dry dock owners, bat also in the interests of their employes, and pointed out the great distress which would ensue in the event of a failure to arrive at an agreement. The depntation expressed themselves p s being highly gratified with the courteous reception and kindly hearing given them, both by the owners' and workmen's represen- tatives, who stated that the representations made would have due consideration on the part of the negotiators at to-day's meeting f the board. I Deputation of Shipowners I I ￼ I PrIor to the adjournment another deputa- tion waited upon the joint board from the Shipowners. Association, consisting of Messrs. T. Morel (chairman), W. H. Jones (vice-ohair- I man), Dan Eadoliffe, and W. R. Hawkins (seoreta,ry). Mr. Morel and Mr. Radcliffe were the spokesmen, and both pointed out how vitally neoessary it was that a settlement of some kind should be come to as soon as possible, as the present unsettled state of things diverted trade from the Bristol Channel to other places. It was absolutely neoessary in the interests of the trade of the Bristol Channel ports that something definite should be done one way or another. and that with out any unnecessary loss of time. In reply, Mr. Heppell and Mr. Brace, on behalf of the respective sides of the board, said that they would do all they could to bring aoout a settlement, but they would I remind the deputation that there was an enormous amount of work entailed in the negotiations. I IMPORTANT INTIMATION I Definite Decision by Monday An important intimation was made to the effect that something of a definite ohara<oter would be decided one way or another by Monday night. It might be added that this is the most important announcement yet made upon the situation, and it would seem that the board bave now definitely agreed to conclude the negotiations by next Monday, so that it will be knowrn by that time as to whether the ooal trade will be precipitated into a strike or whether peaoe will once more prevail. The morning was occupied entirely by separate meetings and a brief informal dis- I cussion at the joint board with the Engtlish delegates. Suspense Worse than Strike." EMPLOYERS WANT TO SEE IT OVER I A representative gathering of the Engi- neers, Shipbuilders, and Employers' Associa- tion of the various ports of the Bristol Channel was held at the offices of the Barry Graving Dook Company, Cardiff Exchange, to-day, to consider the serious position created by the uncertainty in the trade caused by the threatened ooal strike. The following resolution, proposed by Mr. W. Jones, amd seconded by Mr. T. Allan John- son was carried:—"The members of the Engi- neers and Shipbuilders Employers Associa- tion of Oardiff, Barry, Newport, and Port T&Lbot appeal to the Conciliation Board to make every effort to arrive at a settlement without any further extension of time, this being the second occasion within twelve months that differences in the coalfield have dislocated all industries in South Wales, oaus- I ing unemployment to thousands of men who are in no way responsible for these diffe- rences, and many of whom are now hungry and almost starving, also causing irrepuxabde loss to employers. "It is felt that the damage already done to the trade of the district will take many months to recover, if ever, owing to the opportunities given other nations to compete for supply coals throughout the world, which opportunities they would not ha.ve had were it not for the continued unsettled state of labour in the South Wales ooalfields, the direct result being a heavy loss of tonnage, with all its beneficial associations to South Wales employers and employes. "Industrial oonoerns have also been obliged twice within twelve moniths to buy large quantities of ooal at eilhan-c-ed prices, and at considerable cost for labour in storing, to provide for the consumption necessary to keep their works running. "This association, whilst not in any way entering into the nature of the differences between the miners and their employers, pray that every effort will be made to settle the matters in dispute before the expiration of notices, and that such settlement be in operation for a stated number of years; but, I failing such settlement, under no considera- tion should a further extension of time be given, the suspense being really worse than an actual strike." I A deputation, consisting of Messrs. Robert Munroe (chairman), W. Jones, T. A. Johnson, J. H. Carney, J. H. Brough, J. J. Bryson, and R. Williamson, were appointed to wa,it upon the Conciliation Board.
I MR. ANGUS EXPLAINS To the Editor of the "Evening Express." Sir,—My attention has been drawn to a. paragraph in to-day's issue of the "Evening Express" stating that I attended a meeting of the Council of the South AVales Minam, Federation this afternoon. I called at the Engineers' Institute this afternoon to see a gentleman, who was attending the meeting, on an entirely different matter, and waited alone in a waiting-room until I received a message from him on this matter. I had, of course, no connection with the business of the federation, and did not on-ter the meet- ing.—I am. 4<s., J. MORTIMER ANGUS (Registrar). University Registry, Cardiff; March 11.
DISPUTED CARDIFF WILL Mr. Justice Parker haod before him to-day the further loi>nsider*uou of an action raising questions in the administration of the estate of the late Samuel ButLer, of Cardiff. An order had been made directing that 9,860 zelo efeares in the Crown Preserve Coal belooclng to tl1, aOOuld be retained until September next, but 1,585 Bhares in tbt8 Western Fuel Company were directed by the master's certificate to be sold. The certificate aJso found that the trustees were entitled to retain £ 500 a-year each. directors. L. _J
"Black as Thunder" I MINERS' LEADER AND COAL OUTLOOK At the time of the adjournment the two sided had been together for about haJf-an- hour, and a good deal of that time was taken up in receiving a deputation from the Ship- owners' .A.ssooia,tion. and the explanation given by Mr. Heppell, as chairman of the owners' side, of the reason which prompted him to receive the defpurtation from the Mmers' Federation of Great Bratein and the Welsh representatives on the Conciliation Board. There was a general informal discussion of the points at issue, and it was decided to adjourn before tackling one of these sepa- rately. It was arranged tha.t the two sides should meet at 2.30. bat up to 3.15 they were still apart. One of the miners' leaders, who had tempo- rarily left the room, iirform-ed our represen- taltive thAt nothing had been done and, to quote his own words, "It looks as black as thu-nder." Thus, the outlook late in the afternoon was not nearly so hopeful ae it was in the morning. More Hopeful" THE MINIMUM STUMBLING BLOCK Xiaiter in the afternoon the two sections came together, but up to halfipast four prac- faieaLly no progress had been made in the negotiations. The whole of the discussion during the joint board sitting this afternoon was confined to the oomsiderartion of the ques- tion of the minimum and its equivalent setting price, more particularly the La/tter. The general tone of discussion was regarded as somewhat more hopeful than that which took place a-t the informal meeftin-g. The owners, however, still emphasised the necessity of their being granted concessions upon tiiis point or that the latter should be referred to arbitration. The men's mpreoentatdves demurred to either proposal. There were no definite qualifications submitted, and the proceedings were still in the naiture of discussion and arguments in support of the stand taken by t-he two sides. It would seem, therefore, that today's meeting will, to a certain extenit be a replica of the previous moot.ings in its fruitless result. On the whole, therefore, the situation is guil somewhat gloomy. After having met. together twice at the Joint Board there was an adjournment for tea goon after five o'clock without any settle- ment being arrived mt. The joint board intend to sit after the tea adjournment, and if any progress at all is made the proceedings may be protracted to a We hour.
FORTHCOMING MARRIAGE OF MR. J. HERBERT CORY. A marriage has been arranged, and will shortly take place, between Mr. James Herbert Oory, of Coryton, Whitchurch, and Bessie, the elder daughter of the late Mr. Alexamder Walker, J.P., and Mrs. Walker, of Oaetle Park, Irvine.
IRISH OLD-AGE PENSIONS Having suspended the five o'clock rule as a precautionary measure, the House of Com- mons to-day considered the Report. of Supply granted on the 10th inst., namely, the Vote on Account for the Civil Service. On this rerport it was in order to raise any question of Cavil Service administration. Mr. OulliTai-n called attention to the administration of the Old-age Pensions Act in Ireland, which had he said, caused the greiltest disappointment, owing to the deci- sions of the committees granting- pensions having been ignored by pension officers, the Iiooal Government Board, ajid the Treasury. He said 20,000 poor old people had been deprived on questions of age and 8,000 on estimates of maintenance made by the officers. He strongly resented all charges of oorruprtaon, deception, and fnajud made aigmnst the pensions committees. )
SEQUEL TO A SEIZURE I A uiont unusual oaee came before Messrs. F. J Veall and J. Moroom fut Cardiff Police- court to-day, the plaintiffs being the cor- iporation, and the defendant A. J. Smith, butcher. It appears that in November last, under the Public Health Act, a forequarter of beef, the property of defendant, was seized in poath Market and ordered to be destroyed on the ground that it WM infected with tuberculosis. Defendant alleged that the meat was perfectly sound, tha.t the action of the corporation had caused him damage, and that he was, therefore, entitled to oompensa- ti<xn Mr. A. l F. Hill, the defendant's soli<dtor, had appointed an arbitrator under the Public Health Act to settle the question of compensation, but the corporation pointed out that as the claim was under .820. being L4 10s 2d.. they were entitled to come within a court of summary jurisdiction, and they accordingly summo-n-ed Mr. Smith to the court. For Mr. Smith it was urged that the claim would exceed £ 20. To fight this novel point out Mr. F. W. Ensor to-day appeared for the corporation, and Mr. bine-odn Reed (briefed by Mr. A. F. Hill) represented the defendant. After considerable legal argument, the justices deferred their decision until Wednes- day next wt noon.
THE BASSALEG MURDERER William Butler, the Bassaleg mnrderer, will be executed at Usk on Thursday next, and in the meantime he is reported to be appreciat- ing the ministration of the Rev. A. Head, of Nowport, who is the Wesleyan chaplain. He is watched by warders day and night, and discusses with them various topics. He eats and sleeps well, and still protests his in no- cence.
I OWE NOBODY -A N YT H I N-G-' His Honour Judge Bishop to-day continued the hearing at Neath County-court of the .ation for alleged illegal distress, part heard yesterday, ,he parties to the action being a local postman, named Bgwen, Mrs Campion, the owner of the premises of which Bowen was the tenant, and Mr. E. I/aw, who levied the distress. Mr. Trevor Hunter appeared for the plaintiff. Mr. J. Taliesin Davies represen- ted Mrs. Campion (of Cardiff), and Mr. Powell was for the bailiff. Mr. Talietin "Davies called Mrs. Oampion. who, when taking the oath. said in deep and resonant tones, I swear by Almighty God that I owe nobody anything." (Laughter.) Witness said she counter-claimed £ 2 3s. 6d. Mr. Powell submit- ted that there was no case against Mr. Law, and asked that judgment should not be given against him.—His Honour: Mr. Law has acted under the instructions of Mrs. Campion, and his remedy was against her.—His Honour said there was no evidence of fraudulent of clan- destine removal of goods, and gave a verdict for the plaintiff for £ 5 damages and costs, &nd the return of the goo4, and for the defendant, Campion, for 68. on the counter- claim-
8KEWEN LICENSEE FINED I Henry Daviee, licensee of the Travellers' Well Inai, Skewen, was summoned at Neath to-day for selling whisky and rum which was not of the nature, substance, and quality demanded. Mr. A. J. Jeffreys defended. Superintendent Williams said he purchased some spirits at the house on January 14, and on analysis the whisky was found to be 285 degrees uiwter proof and the rum Z9! degrees under proof. Witness did not see any notices as to dilution banging up in any of the rooms. Mr, Jeffreye stated that defendant was entitled to reduce the spirits to 25 degrees under V-),of. Defendtnt, stated that notices were in the bar and tap-room stating that all spirits sold on the premises were diluted. The Bench imposed a. fine of 40s. and costs in each case.
POPE AND ENGLISHMEN <?n)0 of the inœdente which most impresses English nattoKt to Borne is the reamsrlmwe 'SBibility of the Pope to En<?Uah Gaitiholics. A iøtihed English Oa*holic, who has beer. Long resident in Bome, *>ut is now in England, liks assured me (states the London ooa-responderot of the "Liverpool Post") tha.t it may be sAid that his holiness receives a8 many as ternr or five English visitors a week -a faeit in contrast to the strange indisposi- tion of Fope Leo to welcome Bmpjidshmen. During these visits his holireees shows a. notabln acquaintance with the modern development of religions thought in England, aid an intimate knowledge of the actrirvilties of AngkvOatholAcism. This laitifer fact is no doubt attributable to the alose association whMi the Pope m&uituans wiMi the Bnclmsh OoNeee at 2003& 0"-
MIGHT HAVE BEEN KILLED William Buokler (31), collier, of Pemgaim, was at New Tredegar to-day ch^Tg-ed with trespassing on the Brecon and MerthyT Rail- way, at Aberbargoed. Mr. Lyndon Moore, Newport, appeared for the company. Evi- denoo against the defendant having been given by Police-co-iitita,ble Thomas, a. fine of 40s., or one month, was imposed. Theophilus Leyshon (37), 00lifer of Ovrmsy- (fiog, was ob-ai-ged with a similar offence. Polioe-ooRatable Doolan sadd he found defen- 1 dant lying in a. drunken state near the -down line. One of has feet was fastened to the pointers of the crossing. Witness dragged him away and took him to the station. A few minutes Initor a train passed by, and had the d-efend-ant been left in the position he was found he would have been ran over. A fine of 40s. and costs was imposed, the Ghair- man (Mr. E. Jones Williams) remarking tha.t he owed bis life to the police officer.
CLAIM BY BUILDERS i Messrs. C. a.nd F. Graen, builders' merchants. Port Talbot, a.t Neath County-court to-day srued Messrs. Ford. Stephenson, and Co., of Ma-steg. for the recovery of £16 5s. 9d. for goods alleged to have been supplied. Mr. L. T. Evans appeared for the plaintiffs. Judg- ment. was given for plaintiffs for £ 16 and the m te af £ X per jnooUk
Glamorgan Assizes CHINAMAN'S USE OF THE KNIFE Mr. Justice Coleridge, sitting at Cardiff Iaw Courts today, dealt with the criminal busi- ness. Lum Wai (24), a Chinese fireman, was charged with maliciously wounding Cha.n Chew, a fellow Celestial, at Barry on Feb- ruary 16. Mr. Douglas Lewis (instructed by Mr. Morgan Bees) appeared for the proeeou- tion. Prisoner pleaded guilty. Mr. Douglas Lewis, explaining the incidents, said that the prisoner was a seaman on the Galicia at Barry Dock, and prosecutor was quarter- master. As such he went to prisoner's bunk. and admonished him about his duties. The prisoner, it is alleged, then stabbed the prosecutor. Sentenced to five months, with harrd labour. Forged Cheques John Peary (46), &ailor, pleaded guilty to feloniously obtaining from Arthur James Broom the sum of JL2 by virtue of a forged banker's cheque, he knowing the same to have been forged, with intent to defraud. Detective-sergeant Isaac Dicks deposed that up to 1936 prisoner bore an excellent charac- ter. In November of that year, however, he forged two cheques and absconded, and returned and forged five other cheques. He was a married man without children. The prisoner was sentenced to six months, with hard labour. Desperate Struggle. Thomas Thomas (23), seaman, was charged wit,h unlawfully wandering at night, having in his possession without legal excuse certain implements of housebreaking—a poker and a glass outter—a-t Cardiff on February 3. There was a second charge of assaulting Police- constable Robert Welsher. Air. G. N. W. Thomas (instructed by Mr. R. Edward&Ja.mes) prosecuted. The constable deposed to seeing Thomas standing' late at night at the corner of Claud-place and Connaiug-hft-road, Roath. He looked up at windows, and prowled about suspiciously. Keeping him under observation, the officer caught Thomas in act of trying the back lane door of No. 8, Claud-place. He exclaimed, "You won't take me," and a terrific struggle ensued. Prisoner, producing the formidable looking poker (produced) dealt him a violent blow, damaging his helmet and causing an indentation. He was aiming another Now, also at witness's head, when a citizen promptly intervened, caught ho-ld of prisoner's arm, and took on of the poker. The three fell, and another desperate struggle followed. Witness's eyes were blackened, and his nose and mouth bled profusely. In prisoner's possession were ifound a glazier's diamond, a new wax candle, and a box of matches. He was violent ail the way to the Cathays look-up. Thomas Williams, carpenter, corroborated as to the attack upon the constable, and aJso described his own timely intervention. Prisoner, who saiid he was sorry, was found guilty of both offences. Detective-inspector Harris proved a pre- vious conviction at Carnarvon, where priso-ner was sentenced to three months for assaulting the police. Acting as a pedlar, and asked to produce his licence, he attacked the pcilice- consta.ble with a carving-knife. The Judge (addressing the prisoner) raid, But for the courageous citizen who assisted the charge might have been far worse. You aire not fit to be at large in a peaceful com- munity. Sentenced to fifteen calendar months. Caol for a Fireman. Mic-hael Burke, fireman, was charged with stealing1 a. ocat, waistcoat, and troueiers at BOtrry on February 25. Mr. Ivor Bowen (instructed by Mr. Morgan Bees) conducted the prosecution. A long list of convictions was put in, and his lordship passed sentence of eight months. "Trouble to Parents." George Chester (nineteen), steward, was charged with stealing £ 1 4s. and a gold watch and chain from Saanuel Buttle at Llwynypda on December 11. Mr. Wilfred Lewis (instructed by Mr. Spiokernell, Ponty- pridd) appeared to prosecute. A long lift of convictions stand against the prisoner, who, it was staled, has been a source of much trouble to his parents, respectable people at Bristol. Sentenced to three years' pemal servi- tude. Boys and Bicycle Thoifias Evang (16), shoeblack, and Bertie Victor Oram (16), errand-boy, were charged with stealing a bicycle from Henry Lans- downe at Oardiff on February 15. Mr. Douglas Lewis (instructed by Mr. T. Ed wards-Jaonee} prosecuted. Sentence was deferred. Two Months for a Sailor Thomas Lane, sailor, was charged with on-deavouring to obtain certain money by the instrumentality of a forged advanoo note from Emanuel Hauser, a Bute-st,reet trades- man. Mr. Pepyet Evans (instructed by .Mr. T. Ed wards-James) conducted the prosecution. Sentenced to two months. Labourer and Woman Charles Bunney (26). labourer, was charged with assaulting Ann Harris, a married woman, at Swansea on October 30. Mr. L. W. Richards was for the prosecution. (Proceeding.) To-morrow's List Thomas Evans and Bentie Victor Oram— Alleged theft of bicycle (for sentence). Wid,lia,m Stanton, alleged assault, at I/Lan- rhydian. Walter Hutnter, alleged assault, at Ba.rry. Williiam Griffiths, alleged offence, at Yst-rad.
INSURANCE AGENT'S ACTION In the Civil Comrt at Glamorgan Assizes this afternoon (before Mr. Justice Piokford amd a jury) aiD action was commenced in which Thomas Williams, insurance agent, Abercynon, claimed da.mages from the Royal London Mutual Insurance Society (Limited), for alleged wrongful dismissal, and for refusing to appoint his nominee as hiis suc- cessor. Mr. B. Francis-Williams K.C., and Mr. V&U'gihan Williams (instructed by Messrs. James, Merthyr) were for the plaintiff, and Mr. John Sankey, K.C., and Mr. Artemus Jones (instructed by Messrs. Kingsley, Wood, and Co., London) were for the defence. (Proceeding.)
MONKS' FAMOUS TRADE MARK The House of Lordis gave judgment to-day in th'e appeal of Leooutrier and others versus Rey and another, involving the right of the expelled monks of Chartreuse to sell their liqueur in this country under its familiar name. LOIrd M'Naughten, who delivered the leading judgment, said the English trade mark of the monks was transferred by the liquidator to the appellants, and in the litiga- tion which followed the Court of Appea.l decided in favour of the right of the monks thereto. This decision their lordships now unanimously upheld. Lord M'Naugihten pointed out that the sale by the French liquidator did not carry with it the trade mark, which was the property of the moniks in England. They alone, therefore, were entitled to sell the Chartreuse liqueur in this country. The Lord Chancellor said it was gratifying that there was nothing in the decision not in oonsonnace with the decision of the French courts.
TURBINES IN MERCHANT SHIPS The Institute of Naval Architects con- cluded their conference in London to-day, when the principal paper was that of the Hon. C. A. Parsons, inventor of turbines, on the application of turbines to merohant ships, in which he pointed out that, while, owing to the high initial cost, turbines had not hitherto been applied to vessels of slow speed, experiments now being made indicated the possibility of great development in this respect in the near future. Professor Hop- kinson and Mr. Stromeyer also contributed papers.
UNIVERSITY BOAT RACE In wintry weather, with a north-easterly wind blowing, both crews did light work this morning. Cambridge had some starts with a london scratch eight, and went very well on the ebb, while Oxford had a two minutes spin wit.b. a Leander crew, and cut them down in a minute, tha rowing being full of life ouoe they settled down.
ATE HEMLOCK ROOTS An eight-year-old boy named James Douglas has died at Dumfries, and another lad is in a, critical condition as the result of eating hemlock roots, picked last night. on the military ground at Kingholm, where they were playing football. Douglas collapsed on the way Lome, and was carried to his father's house.
THEFT BY A LODGER. Charles Wealthy (11), collier, was brought up in custody to-day at Neath from Qarmar- then Prison on a charge of stealing E6, a. irold albert, a silver watch aaid chain, and other articles, together valued at £12. the 11)roperty of Jesse Hancock, 8, Recitory-road Melincrythan, with whom he bad lodged. The offence was oomanitted on the 7th of April, 1908. Prosecutor said the goods were MdgSed from a drawer in the bedroom, and prisoner afterwards disappeared. He waa apprehended 'by Pnt J. Michael, and, in reply to the charge, said, "I was draiwn into it." I Prisoner was sentenced to six months with hard labour.
Thomas Roderaok was seat to prdecn for eeveai days at MerthyT to-day for stealing a quaaitity of old iron from the Ynysfach Works Yard, the progietntix at Wwb. Qw phay Bratihera, -f-
I Women at Law I I EBBW VALE LIBEL ACTION I A civil action was hea.rd at the Monmouth- shire Assizes to-day (before Mr. Justice Grantham and a special jury) in which Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Thomas, of Alexandra-road, Ebbw Vale, sued Mrs. Rachel Lyoaie, a pawn- broker, of Market-street, Ebbw Vale, for alleged libel. Bir Henry Earle Richards, K.C., and Mr. J Corner represented the plaintiff, and Mr. Arthur Powell. K.C., and Mr. Mickle- thwaite were for the defendant. Counsel for the plaintiff stated, in opening, that Mrs. Thomas was the wife of Mr. Thomas Thomas, clerk and timekeeper, in the employ of the Ebbw Vale Steel and Iron Company. The action was brought in regard to a letter written in April, 1909, by the defendant to the then solicitor for the plaintiff. The plaintiff let lodgings, and in the month of May, 1908. an unqualified dentist, named Bloomfleld, was lodging with her. Bloomfield became a bankrupt, and Mrs. Thomas gave him notice to quit. Before going Bloomfleld gave Mrs. Thomas two pawntickets for 10s. each because of some money he owed her Neither of the tickets were in Bloomfield's name, one being in the name of Smith and the other in the name of Thomas. The plain- tiff took the advice of a solicitor, and she decided not to give up the tickets until she was paid the money due to her. The charge had been made by Mrs. Lyons that Mrs. Thomas stole the pawntickets from Bloom- field. There was an angry scene at the defen- dant's shop, and the defendant ordered the I plaintiff out. The jury returned a verdict in favour of the pLaAntHf for ?50 and oc»t& The Judge refused to graza a stAW of execAAI<Ze This exosed the businesses of the Monmouth Assizes. I To-morrow's Civil List J (Before a Special Jury.) William v. the Royal London Mutual Insu- rance Society, Limited (part beard). Hopkins v. Fuog. alleged wrongful dis- missal and slander.
CARDIFF COAL COLLECTORS Charles Westacot-t and Bidhard Stone were summoned at Oardiff Poliœ-oourt to-day for selling coal other than by weight. Mr. P. W. Ensor prosecuted. Inspector Bowker said he saw the defendants sell coal at 10d. per bag in Olive-street. Mr. Sydney Jenkins (who defended) remarked that a large quantity of coal became washed on the mud of the fore- shore, and about 40 persons in Grange earned a precarious existence by gathering it up in boats. Sometimes about 3d to -10 boatloads were brought in, and the man had carried on a custom of 35 y?ara by selling it in bags. The Chairman (Mr. F. J. VeaLl) aaad it was a serious offenœ, seeing t avt the trade was mostly done with poor people, but he cautioned both defendants. j
CAPTAIN FINED £100 The maximum penalty of Llori and costs, or, indefault, three months' imprisonment, was at Hull to-day impo-sed upon William Fox, captain of the coasting vessel GJeno, for permitting his veesel to be overloaded. The vessel carried a general cargo for Oardiff, amd was stated to be 30 tons overloaded. The defendant pleaded it was an oversight.
I (Continued from Pag6 4.) CAJBD1FF V. SWAX&EA, at SwMSe? Cartulf: Full-back, SWA-q??, iaamt tlir?quarter backs, R. A. Gibbs, W. SpUIcr. L. X Dyke, and J. ba-,kN8i, -illi,%n-As; h?t-bacte, P. Bush &md ?. Mcrgmi; forwarde (selected fmm), F. Sm4th, J. Pugsley, J. A" Brown, J. P. Casey, D. Pike, R. C. Jelllnge, W. Jenkins, J. Brookman, and vy. Grorea. Reserves, T. Beardon and Evan Daviee." CARDIFF TEAM CHANGES. In addition to W. L. Morgan, it is now knovrn that Percy Bush, who is Buffering from a s-svere cold, will be unable to play for Cardiff against Swansea to- morrow. R. A. (itbbs is away on business, and may not be back in time to play, but -hopes to be W. Spillar had also intended not to play in order to give his injured leg a lest, but., owing lo the other defec- tions, he has determined to play, and his sportsman- ship ■will be appreciated. GLOUCESTER V. 2TEAVPOBT, at Glouoeeter. Gloucester: Back, W. Egerton; three-quarter baoka, .W. Bradley, A. Hall, E. tUll. and W. J. Pearce; half-b^cka, D. R. Gent and J. Stephens; forwards, G. Years, G. Holford, J. Wyburn, D. Hollands, H. Nelmes, F. Pegler, *J. Wright, and *A. Redding. Newport: Back, 8. H- Williams; three-quarter baeks, J. P. Jonee, F. W. Birt, A. M. Baker, and R. C. So Plummer; half-baoks, T. H. Vile and W. J. Martin- forwards, C. M. Pritchaid, E. Thomas, P. D. Waller E. Jenkins, H. Jarman, Dr. T. Smyth, n. Uzzeii, A. P.. Coldrick, and J. E. C. Partridge. OLnderfond players. 1_ Northern Union TM-NOOKEN V. MfiRTEYR, at Buncom. I Runcorn: Back, Richardson; three-quarter blleu. Deaiin, Butterworth, Muran, and Wootte; half-backs, Banner and Walton; forwards, Padburv, Kennedy, I Maasey, Smith, Williams, and W Don aid. Association Teams. SOUTH WALES LEAGUE- CARDIFF CITY V. MIL FORD C KITED. Cardiff City: Goal, F. SimmonCe; backs, L. XMh and A. Stone; half-backs, F. Good, W. Johnson, and N. Wilson; forwards, W. Boon, T. M'at.'oxd, H. Evans, E. C. Gaccoli, and A. Mantle-Kjng. GUfacii, Reserves v. Pentrebaoh.—Gilfadi: Goal, H. Thomas; backs, D. Davies and D. Harris; half-backs, M. Price, J. A. Williams, and T. Jonce; forwards, G. Gale, T. Hancock, H. Beiiey, L.. I'tiliipe, and D. Xeale. Wœtern Mail v. Downing Eleven, at Sophia Gardens -M?iil: Goal, M. McKjii?t: backs, H. Boswedl and R. W. Diggory; half-bac", F. McNaughton, E. W. Healls and J. g,r¡fJa, tt:h'k, iB: Fudge, G. Martin, and A. X. Other.
Monmouthshire League I Dr. Rocyn Jonee, J.P., presided at a meet- ing of the Monmouthshi re Rugby Football Leagrue at the Queen's Hotel, Newport, last evening. Pid Harriers protested against the result of their recent match with Abertillery on the ground of alleged short time having been played. After considering the referee's report on the matter. it was decided to take no action. Applications for admission into the league competition for next season were made by Risca, Taiywain, Orumlin, Llanhilleth, and Rhymney. After considering the records of these clube, it was decided to accept Risca, Crumlin, and Rhymney, on oertain oonditione which were not made known. These condi- tions have to be accepted on or before the 6th <-kf A^ril. -u_. Clamorgan League The ordinary meeting of the Glamorgan Association League was held at Hengoed Junction Hotel, Mr. 11. Morgan presiding. Pontlottyn complained that Aberdare Reserves had not yet ptald their fine of 15e., and it was resohed. that they be ordered to pay same forthwith. Otherwise suspension would ensue. Owing to the field not being marked and the referee altering the time without ooD- suiting the respective c-aptaine, the league matches, Trehafod v. Pontlottyn and New Tredegar Thistles v. Troedrhiwfuwoh, were ordered to be re-played on cup-tie principle. Mr. A. V. Jarman (Owmbaeh) i-eported the Trehafod team for leaving tne fi-cld at Nelson without his permission, with only :dNe minutes to go. Resolved: "That the match be ordered to stand as piayed, the Association to deal with the walkiiig-off episode." Treharrijs RR<5enæ claimed a re-play in their match with Pontlottyn owing to the latter team wearing the same oolo-urs. It was decided to ask the referee to forward a more definite report concerning the matter, Owing to Trehafod playing ineligible players against Troedyrhiw, the league points were awarded to the latter club. A large number of claims were ordered to be paid within seven d,
GOLF I Playing on the IIoyla?e Golf Course this morning, Mr. John Ball, the ex-amateur champion, in a ma'kh against the HoiL Denys Scott, son of L?rd E-don, wemt round in the remarkably fine score of 72. The weather was ur.favo.urable, a strong wi-th- weaterly gale blowing.
TO-DAY'S CHARTERTMOS. I CARDIFF EXCHANGE, Friday. ￼ Except for a few oo?Fbiug ciders, the fr?s'ht market was devoid of inquiry for toneage, The following fixtures were reported: — OUTWAR.D—■STEAJ1ERS. Cardiff to:- Roeiiefort, 4f 87jc. 1,500 tons, Maroh 21 I (Morgan and Oado-g-an) Rochefort, 5f, Ueorginia. 1,700 tons, Ma.rch 21 (L. Gueret, Limited* St. NazaJe, 4f 7oc, 2,500 toras prompt (7j Gueret, Limited Havrc, 4s, 900 tons (W. Roamfeldt) Newport to:- Aigiers, 7f 75c, 3,200 tons, spot (Watte, Watts)
I CARDIFF IMPORTS. gea, Campania, s, fish,, Aeale and Weet. Roads, Leopard, s, 5a.iJd, W. IL Tucker and Co. vonmouth, Brothers, wheat.. Spillers and Bakers, Ltd. Hi-hhiidre. S, flour. Oardirt and Chaiwiel Mills. Glasgow and Belfast, Tweed, a, sundriee, A. Gregor. i i .l ic, .J4:1d. 1
I MOVEMENTS OF LOCAL VESSELS. Duke of Cornwall left Suda Bay for Kus- teswije l&th Peniee arrived Antwerp 15th Argus left Nantes for New-port 17th Ournan left ltoueo for Barry 17th Maywood left Oaen for Swansea 17th Raloo left Rouen for Honfleur 17th Skeklou arii\ed Newport 18th Flemish patased the Lizard for Swansea loth Dauntless at La Pallioe 18th Parana left Rio for St. Lucia 17th Pontypridd arrived Huehoa 17th Treherbert arrived Madeira. 17th Demetian arrived Bareeloile, 17th Llanover left Rotterdam for Barry 16th Oak by passed Ushawt for Nliddlesbr<)ugh 17tih Newby passed Pera for Sulina 17th G-ad^by passed Gibraltar for Antrwerp 15t»h Theresa Heymaim left Svemdborg for Esbjerg 16th Thiriby left S&vona for Merbella 17th Troutpool left Port Natal for United King- I dom or Continent 17th
I OFFICIAL SCRATCHINGS. l The "Sportsman" bu been officially hifcrnwd by listers. W- therbT of the following- serstahinw:- Groat Sapling Plata, Sandown-Mawatte filly. Richmond High-we^ht Handicap, Kemptow-OXUY Bawa. AU ngagenwato-A-phlett filly. An engag-emonta In Major Lodar's aam» HnTnamtry. .PUatebls* BLeevbcciatm, £ aj*w~W*lsat»xy..
LIVERPOOL I IQA-The MAJMH TWO-YEAR-OLD SEL- .OU LING PLATE of 150 aovs; the eeoond to receive 5 so vs. Old straight half- mile. 8 7 Mr J Fallon's Brendan's Beauty .Howard 1 8 7 Mr L de Roth&ohild's Grain D staher 1 6 7 Mr Barter's J iret Fhght li ttokes 5 b2 Mr H M Hartigaji's Uncle Mac filly Houlinaxi 0 8 10 Lord VUiiere'e Visitor F TetuplemaJi 0 8 10 Mr J B Wood's Morrow colt %N- LL, ggs 0 t 10 Mr P Xelite's Prood Slave C 8 7 Hon G Lambton'e Gluoose filly 1 Wootton 0 8 7 Mr F Hardy's Eccleshall flly R Jonee 0 6 7 Lord Londonderry's Carissdma -—C Trigg 0 87 Al-r G Thursby's Glencaird Maid filly Bandall 0 6 7 Mr R TUuey's Columbine gelding A Templeman 0 Winner trained bv owner. Betting-5 to 2 agst Uncle Mac filly, 3 to 1 agst Glucoee filly, 4 to 1 agtt Brendan's Beauty. 7 to 1 ag&t Columbine filly, and 100 to 8 agst any other. Won by three lengths; a necli between the second and third. Giuccse HUv was fourth, YMttor &!th. UnM Mac nlly next, and I&oclceha? at!v last. (Race 'slaxtad & t 1.?. Brendan's Beauty was sold to Mr Baiiey for 460g&. The THURSBY SELLING HANDICAP —•v of 150 sovs; the second to receive 5 sovs. One mile and a half. 6 ??) ? MT J S Morrison's Cufla Higgs 1 5 7 1C Mr Armstrong's Coolock Lanpb?- 2 6 £ 6 Mr J B?yUs's Ehmda]oo .8 Jones 23_ • ■inner trained by 6ir C Nugent. Betting-E,ens DandaJoo, 6 to 4 agst Cuffs, and 5 to 1 agst Coolock. Won in a canter by four lengths; a bad third. (Race started at 2.1..) 3fk—The GRAND NATIONAL STEEPLE- •U CILASE (h&ndioap) of 3,000 sovs; the second to receive 300 sovs. Grand National Course (about four miles and 856 yards). a 10 5 Mr S Howard's JEIXSTOWS H Chadwick 1 a. 12 7 Mx AsshetODrSmjUi'B JERRY M -E DTisooll 2 a 9 7 Mr R H Hall's ODOR .Owner 3 all 8 Mr F Bibby's Caubeen Mason 0 a 11 8 Mr C B lamp's Bloodstone S Walkington 0 all 5 Colonel Birkin's Springbok W Payne 0 all 5 Mr W Baiiey'o Judas A Anthony 0 a 114Sir T Gallwey's Leinster MT J T Rogers 0 a 10 12 Mr S Aston's Lord Chatham J Dillon C a 10 12 Sir P \\alier'6 Albuera -F Lyall C a 10 11 Mr F Bibby's Wick-ham W Bulteel C a 10 11 Mr A Law's Fetiar's Pride ..J Walsh, jun 0 a 10 9 Colonel Kirkwood's Paddy Malier Mr B H Walker 0 a 10 8 Mr P Nelke'e Shadv Girl .G Clancy 0 a 10 7 Mr F Keene's Precentor .Rollason 0 a 10 7 Prince Hatzfeldt's Carsey B R Morgan 0 alO 4 Mr F Bibby's Glenside .G Goswell 0 a 10 4 Mr Mainwaring's Brineoge .M.r F A Brown C 6 10 2 Lord Suffolk's General Fox T Willmot 0 a 10 0 Oolonel Kirkwood'e Pha-thon .F Morgin 0 a 9 9 Mr D Faber's Hercules II.C Hawkins 0 a 9 9 Mr T Stacev'e The Lurcher F Dainty 0 6 9 7 Sir J Smiley's Captain Farrell ..G Brown 0 a 9 7 Mr Long-worth's Logan Rock R Jackfeon 0 5 9 7 Mr J A de Botischild's Bushido Hetherineton C Hetherington C I Winner trained by OoullhWerington C Betting i? 1 &gsl Jerry M, 13 to 2 tk* ?'t Judas, 8 to 1 agst Caubden, 100 to 8 each agst Jenkmstown and Carsey, 100 to 7 each agst Albuera and Bloodstone, 100 to 6 agst The Lurcher, 20 to 1 agst Logan Bock, 25 to 1 each agst Fetlar's Pride, Glenside, and Spring- bok, 33 to 1 each agst Paddy Ma-her and Shady Girl, 66 to 1 each agst Wiokham, General Fox, Rathvale, and Buswdo, and 100 to 1 agst any other. Place Betting-2 to 1 agst Jerry M; others one-fourth of the Winning odds. I THE RACE. I The twenty-five runners paraded in the order of the card, and &t the third attempt were dispatched to a good start. Rathvale was first to break the line, fol- lowed by Hemules 11., Fetlar's Pride, The Lurcher, Bushido, and Judas; them came Jerry M., Captain f' lI.Ilar Lard ¿:n,h JrseePt Phaethon last. At the firet fence Shady Girl, The Lurcher, and Judas all fell, whilst at the seoond Wiafchajn, Rathvale, and General Fox came to grief, and Hercules II. went on in advance of Fetlar's Pride, Jerry M., Gleneide, Logan Rock, Carsey, and Spring- I bok, these teing clear of Caubeen and Glenside, the rear now being brought up by Captain Farrell. The third fence proved fatal to Lord Chathamfi Bloodstone, and Phaethon, whilst at the same obstacle Brineoge refused. At the feacs before Becher's Brook Paddy Matter and Albuera fell. Bushido was knocked over and Captain Farrell refused. Approaching Valentine's Brook Fetlar's Pride had dmwn to the front, clear of HercoleB II., Jerry M. Springbok, Logac Bock, Carsey, Jemkinstown, Qaubeen, and Glenside, with Precento., II. now & long way last. At Valentine's Brook Her- cules II. blundered and unshipped his jockey, and Jerry M. went on clear of Springbok, Fetlar's Pried, Logan Rook, Carsey, and Caubeen, but, jumping on to the racecourse Fetlar's Pri-de resumed the lead half a length olear of (Race started at 3.9.1 (See Stop Press column for continuation of description) 3CA-Th? BRIDGEMAN STAKES (bandi- ca:p) of 300 Bovs; the second to re- ceive 20 sovs. An-chor Bridge Course (six furlongs). 8 7 Mr L de Rothschild's Eock Lane .D Maher I 8 4 Hon G Lambton's Glacier F Woottan 2 6 5 Mr R Sherwood's Miss Desmond -Maynard 3 9 0 Mr J B Wood's Amore Hirgs 0 8 12 Mr Oompton'e Mount Felix Lytliam 0 7 7 Mrs Hail's Alikura s hootton 0 7 10 Lord Lonsdale'¡ Pipe of Port .Crisp 0 6 9 Mr Mandaras's 1)" Rezake Foy 0 6 2 Mr R B Dobell's Theo Bold .E.aIUI 0 7 5 Mr Jarvis's Stanford Ilow-axd 0 Winner trained by Ouuioa, jun. Be,ttin,g-6 to 4 agst Book Lane, 7 to 2 agst Glacier, and 100 to 8 agst Miss Deemond. ￼ OA—The SEFTON PARK PLATE of 200 4 • v/ aovs. added to a sweepstakes of 10 sova each; the second to receive 50 eovs. Old Straight Half mile. 8 4 Mr L de Rothschild's Florise filly ..D Maher 1 8 4 Mr R Mills's Apoplexy Houlihan £ 8 7 Han G Lsanhton's lJiÎver Goldsmith F Wcotton 3 8 7 Mr Beid Walker's Vergessen .Higg5 0 8 7 Mr W M Cazalet's Royal Pageant ..H Jones 0 8 4 Mr L Waterbury's Halley Randall 0 3 1 Sir John. Thursby's Rose Ash C Trigg 0 Winner trained by Watscn. A The BICKERSTAFFE STAKES of 't.:J 500 sovs; the second to receive 25 eovs. One mile. I 6 10 Mr Car] Meyer's Apache C Trigg I 8 3 Mr Carroll'ei Trouhled Waters Higgs 2 8 3 Mr W H WaiXer'e Glaz^broofc Will Griggs 3 8 10 Mr Whitney's Top o' th' Morning ..Martin 0 8 3 Mr R Mills's Tattiebogie .Houliha.n 0 I 6 3 Mr Thornevcroft's Sloacrton F "cotton 0 Winner trained by Ca.pt Dewhurst.
OFFICIAL 8TARTING PRICES .As Published In the Racing Calendar and Sportsman. LIVERPOOL MEETING. March Plate (li).—Brendan's Beauty, 4 to 1 agst; Grain, 100 to 8 agst; First Flight, 100 to 8 agst. Thurday Handicap (3).-Cuff2, 6 to 4 agst. Grand .National (25/ Jeniinstown, 100 to 8 agst; Jerry 11., 6 to 1 agst; Odor. 100 to 1 agst. Bridgeman Stakes (10)..Rock Lane, 6 to 4 aget; Glacier, 7 to i agst; Miee Desmond. 100 to i ag, L. It Is reported that King of the Scariete has been purchased by Mr C G Aasheton-Smith. The prioe, it is understood, is a big one
NEWMARKET NOTES (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) NEWMARKET, Friday. What with wind, rain, and snow, it has been almost impossible to do good work on the heath. NOT! tiHAM SPRING HANDICAP WORK. Sna-tch, a useful mile. Temexaire stripped and went a rattUng? five furlongs, the latter ?omg weH. ?d yhould win. QUEEN'S PRIZE, KBMPION, SPIN. Lawn Sand, a Dice mile and a quarter. LEFT FOR LIVERPOOL. Brod and Damage. LIVERPOOL MEETING. SELECTIONS FOR SATTTftnAV lyro Plate—Guj-^ .v. Stanley Sta.E,_(ialEjLp_ Liverpool Hurdle—CLYDUIT. Champion M^eplecui^e— .àHOOX:E. Cup Course Hano;cap—NAjiOlScjA. Karl of Selton'e Plate—DAMjAijbi (good). Maghull i iate—Aii.iiTIS (good).
W. MORGAN AND SON, 23, ST. MARY-STREET. (Established 1879). j Members of Turf Guardian Society and principal Lon- i don Sporting Clubs. Telegraphic address, "Oraiond»," Cardiff. Telephone, Nat. 489; Telephone, P.O. 512. e2017 TANN AND GOULD (Members of tta'luxl Uuajuiaii society) go. 00MMERCLAL-STRtlKT. NEW PORT. Moix NO LlMIT OH "CU under Jockey Gmb Bulea elfj6;
To-Day's Finance. CARDIFF, Friday, 4.30 p.m A fairly good tone was shown in local securities to- day. though business was restricted. Among Rails Tort Talbote hardened i to 12i after being dealt in at 12j in the Coa and Iron section, (Xmbrian Ordinary ro 6d to 378 &d. and Great Western Ordinary to 6L while Pyle and Blaina Worts fell 6d to 48 '&d. Theae was less doing in Rubber, Oil, and 31iniog Shares. BUSINESS DONE. Railways. Alexandra "B" Preference, S4. Port Talbot Ordinary, 12j. Chatham Ordinary, 1L Araraquara Debenture, SQ. MiscoliaLneous. SpiLters and Baker's Ordinary, 13, Wogaji Finance, 308 3d. Wm. Cory Preference, 5 7-16. 28s 9d.. Niger Co., 67s 3d. Whiting Manufacturing 6 per ent. Mortgage Bood, ION, 101. Bakus. 4f 3d (twice). Kepong Rubber, 7 3-32. Mines, &c. Chilian Explorations. 2s 3d. Gold Mines Investment, 58s Sd. Kleinfontotns, 2 9-16. Nourse Mines, 62s ftd. FLUCTUATIONS OF QUOTATIONS. I Rise. I Port Talbot Railway Ordinary, j to 12f. I Cambrian Collienes Ordinary, 6d to 378 6d. I Great Western Coillary Ordinary, i to 61. Fall. Pyle and Blalna Works, 6d to 4s 6d. LONDON, Friday, 4.30 p.m. The Rubber Market is fairly good in tone, zjad Americans retain the earliest advantage, otherwise the Stock Jlarkote are devoid of support, and there is still a dull tendency 111 uvidenote. Consols are 1-16 down at Cl, for CSaah and 811 for the Account. Home Bails are at about the lowest points. Great Westerns, South Western Deferred, North Westerns, and Midlands i down. Dealers do not anticipate IIiIIY liquidation at the Wail-street opening this afternoon, and stocks continue to harden. A mftlgamatnri axe 4 up, Chesapeake and Unione Ii, Steels Ii- Merioan Rails are dull. Foreign Rails are irregular. Internationals have eased in places in the abame of support. Rubber Stores have retained the advances marked this morning. Kuala Lumpur are I up, Malaccas I Chersonese god, Johore Rubbers t. Kaffirs are dull generally, but d-aleqs have put an J-16. Rrhodeaiaos remain 6d to 1-16 down, but Northern Coppers are flat at 1 21-32. fltinto are i up. Mines duli. Fall: Northern Copper t, Bantjes, ILE. Props, and Spa«ky i, Waihii Grand, Moujit Morgan, Esperanza, Nortfc. and South Broken Hill, CODar. Sur- prise, New Foundout, Ltrndon Rhodesia, "Kaffir, Consols, Giants, Enterprise, ^iorae»hoe, Tsquah, Knight's Deep, South Randfontein, Meyer, E-rakpaii, and AagJo-FTcncjh 1-16, Modder "B." Randfootoi*, Ashanti, and Lake- view 1-32. Rise: Tinto J, De Beers 3-16, Rose Deep to Mysore, Eldorado, Nigeria Investment, and Crown Mtoeg 1-1£. Hudson's Bay I up; Kuala Iyumpor Rubber i, Malacca Otdinary Pilot 1, Johore J, Highland and Oosts l-lt., Pektas acd London Astatic i down. Silver 2314-1W-
l Mr. J. D. Thomas, snlb-jpoetmaster ait Woum. Llwyvi, has been appointed postmaster a.t Bryrannrar in plaoe of IIkr Joeeph -Isaac,, w&o jpaoaoty tjettooL. !-i- 3
WEATHER FORECAST The British Meteorological Office thb BtOft. 1D8 issued the following foreeMfc 01 the weather likely in South Wales from IftuSD fcB, Vo-day tiJl 10.30 a.m. to-morrowr— Northerly winds, strong at first; oooasional snow squalls; moderating later; fair, frosty weather. ￼ f ■ Ul