A MORE HOPEFUL SIGN 9,000 Cambrian Miners TO RESUME WORKTO-MORROW I Sunday's Decision I WAS IT A MISUNDERSTANDING? I The strenuous efforts made to secure an I adjustment of the unfortunate position in alici-E-hondda have proved abortive, and according to the resolution carried at a mass meeting of the workmen held at Mid-Rhondda I on Sunday the twelve thousand men employed j under the Cambrian Combine struck work I to-day and all the collieries are rendered idle. At the miners' conference on Saturday the cuggcetion for the immediate stoppage of I either the Cambrian collieries or oi the whole coalfield was negatived by an overwhelming majority. The delegates at the conference, however, were practically unanimous in their resolve to support the Rhondda men, and it Was resolved to ballot the coalfield on one of two ways upon which this support should be forthcoming The first wae tha.t the Cambrian alone should give notice on the 1st of next month to terminate contracts, and that they be supported by a special levy in case the notices would have to be acted upon, and the second that notices should be given by tha whole of the coalfield to terminate contracts on the same date. Either of these proposals would have niealit that about six weeks would have to elapse before there should be brought a.bout a disastrous cessation of work. The work- men employed in the collieries governed by Ule Cambrian Combine, however, have assented to neither proposal, and by a majority of about 2,000 they resolved to ignore the decision of the conference, and thus one of the gravest orisec ever expe- rienced in the Rhond.la Valleys has been Precipitated, and it is now questionable what useful purpose can be served by a ballot. The decision of the men has created the greatest concern in the localities, as the 12,000 men will not be entitled to any finan- cial aid, and it will not require many days "-ro the greatest suffering will be experienood. HOPES OF SETTLEMENT I Hopes are still entertained that some I arrangement may be come to, if only of a temporary nature, pending a meeting of the Conciliation Board on Friday. Sectional meetings are to be held this morning at Clydach Vale, Llwynypia, and Penygraig, when the position will be further discussed. At three o'clock this afternoon Mr. Leonard Llewelyn, general manager, will meet a deputation of the Naval Colliery ltlen. when an endeavour will be made to commence negotiations on a new basis in regard to the original dispute at the Ely Pit, which has led to the present deadlock. A difficulty, however, presents itself as to Arr. Llewelyn meeting the combined com- mittee of workmen at the different collieries under the Trust, as the shareholders at each colliery are not the same. Another message states that the feeling is that there is a possibility of work being resumed to-morrow at the Glamorgan and Clydach Vale Pits, thus complying with the decision arrived at on Saturday by the miners' conference at Cardiff. In that case notices will be tendered on October 1. 9,000 Miners DECIDE TO RESUME WORK TO-MORROW At a meeting of the workmen of the Glamorgan and Cambrian Collieries, at llwynypia and Clydach Vale, this morning it Was decided to return to work to-morrow. This decision affects 9,000 out of the total dumber of men of the combine, who struck \ork in sympathy with the men of the Ely Colliery. "DROP TOOLS AT ONCE I The Cambrian Men Not to Start To-day I A mass meeting of about 8,000 men I employed by the Cambrian Combine was bleld at the Athletic Ground, Tonypandy, on ^Unday, to consider the situation in the Reality in view of the decision of the miners' conference at Cardiff on Saturday. Mr. W. John, who presided, urged the men to give due consideration to the matter "Illieli they had to decide that day. which was whether they were to accept the decision of the conference or act upon their original fesolve to drop tools on the Monday. ),Ir. R. Roberts (Gilfach), one of the delegates at the conference, remarked that lJinc.e the Cambrian Combine had taken over the Britannic Merthyr Colliery the men had to work under much worse conditions. It had been hoped that all the men under the c<-mbine would have agreed to a policy of down tools," but &o far they had been lie- aPpointed. Mr Mainwaring (Clydach Vale), the Cam- brian delegate at the conference, said that Jlr. Brace had spoken about constitutional Methods." They had expected something of 1 k'nd from him. Mr. Brace's attitude was constitutionalism, if rou please." (latigh- ter.) Mr. Ilart-ahorn was all right as far a* lus first part of his speech was concerned, "hen lie maintained that they as workmen COuld not fight on a financial basis, but r. Hartshorn's attitude subsequently "la,e, "Wait until the Millennium, and then we ""ill have a revolution." (Laughter.) Mr. D. \V4tts Morgan pointed out the fallacy of the Policy outlined by Mr. Hartshorn. (Applause.) 1, here was one thing that could not be mis- takeu, and that was that there was a spirit Qf fight among the men. (Applause.) lir. T. Smith (Penygraig, the Naval dele- gate) said that no one had fought more COumgeowly and vigorously on behalf of the Cambrian men than Mr. D. Watts Morgan. ^Ppiauae.) It was a very surprising fact fl.t the conference that the only reactionary foment were the men who were known as The Fighting Fifth." These were the men o fought against the interests of the Cam- brian workmen. Mr. James Winetone fought all he was worth against giving a month's Notice or taking M-y steps in the interests of the Cambrian men. If Mr. Winstone had had bis way, the fight would not be conducted oA it was now being done. Mr. Brace had Retorted very pointedly. "And this is a man ^vho is called a member of the Fighting lifth," and twitted Mr. James Winstone upon Ilis inconsistency. Then there was Mr. VeT- lion Hartshorn, who suggested launching them into a battle with no certainty attached to it. There was no doubt about the "^ct that the men in the South Wales coal- feld were prepared to support the Cambrian men. From the time th? hr-ft blow was struck -? had said that the Cambrian men were out to win. and win they would. (Applause.) He l1ite appreciated the power of the Cambrian, but he also knew the omnipotence of public pinion. (Applause.) The Cambrian Combine ^ere trying to create a reign of terror. There _"?a talk of a libel action, but let them have ?ty actions. 'That would not frighten them °r turn them aside from the fight. The Cam- rian Trust were preparing for a long tniggle. The question was whether they "outd fall into line with the whole battalions o the Welsh coalfield by giving a month's otice or whether they were going to fight t alone. A meeting of the Conciliation Board would be held on Friday, and it was whis- ￼ that Mr. Leonard Llewelyn had pub- ?shed some figures. Well. they were pre- pared to take Mr. Llen:8 pwn figures, and send the men back to work next week. (Laughter and applause.) Mr. D. Watts Morgan said the pivot on which the present position stood had been brought about by the grievances from which the men suffered in their employment under the Cambrian Combine. whatever the press might say to the contrary as to differences between local leaders. At the con- ference a vivid picture was drawn of the injustice of locking out 850 men who were quite innocent and could not possibly be assimilated with the 70 men concerned in the price-list dispute in the Bute Seam. Attempts had been made locally and by the executive council to find some way of arriving at a settlement, but without avail. The Ely management, where the notices were given to the men, stated that it was the intention of the company to close the mine for a time, and raise the coal from the new Anthony Pit, and that work would be found for those out of employment as far as possible at the other pita of the company. That promise had not been carried out. The men were actually refused work. If the ballot went against them there was sufficient money in the South Wales Federa- tion to finance the combine colliers for seven or eight months. (Applause.) Mr. Llewelyn had issued a circular that in the disputed seam men at the price offered could earn Is. lid. per ton for cutting coal, with Is. 5Jd. added for dead work, i.e., 3s. 4Jd. in all per ton. If that was the case the Ely men would go back to work to-morrow. Decision to "Drop Tools" at Once After answering some questions, the chair- man put it to the meeting whether or not to return to work to-day (Monday). A sub- stantial majority decided to drop tools at once, notwithstanding that Mr. Morgan strongly urged them to act in a legitimate way. The Chairman intimated that a deputation had waited on Mr. Llewelyn that afternoon, and he offered to re-open negotiations as to the Ely Pit on the basis of the circular he issued on Friday. Subject to a meeting of the Naval men this morning to approve this II course, a deputation of the workmen's com- mittee will again wait upon him. Mr Leonard Llewelyn and a Deputation With regard to the rumour that Mr. Leonard Llewelyn, the general manager of ¡ the Cambrian Combine, is prepared to receive a deputation of the workmen's joint com- mittee. Mr Llewelyn states that he has never expressed a readiness to receive a deputation from that committee. He is, how- ever, prepared to receive a deputation on behalf of the workmen at any of the respec- tive collieries connected with the combine. SATURDAY'S CONFERENCE United Leaders' Advice Rejected I Seldom has a miners' conference attracted greater attention or caused so much uneasi- ness in the public mind as that which was held at the Cory-hall, Cardiff, on Saturday. It was convened for the purpoee of considering the situation created through the threat of the work- men not only to cease work abruptly at all the collieries governed by the Cambrian Combine, but also to bring about a complete cessation of work throughout the Welsh coal- field. The proceedings occupied about seven hours, and were presided over by Mr. W Abraham (Mabon), M.P., who was supported by Mr. W. Brace, M.P. (vice-chairman), Mr T. Richards, M.P. (general secretary), Mr. A Onions (treasurer), Mr. J. Williams, M.P., and practically aU the members of the exe- cutive council. The somewhat rare spectacle was witnessed of all the members of the executive council showing a united front. But the conference rejected the recommendation of the council by a majority of thirteen on a show of hands, and on an accumulative card vote being taken there was an adverse majority of 315, representing a, membership of 15,750, a "card" being practically one vote for every 50 workmen. THE OFFICIAL REPORT The following official report was supplied to the press by the business committee, com- prising Messrs. Noah Ablett (Rhondda), Wm. Davies (Western Valleys), Robert Edwards (Garnant), David Jenkins (Blaina), and Isaac I Lewis:— There were present 248 delegates, repre- senting 147,430 members. The Chairman (Mabon) explained the object of the conference. Mr D. Watts Morgan explained the case of the Cambrian workmen, and said that Mr. Llewelyn had suggested arbitration, which the Ccalowners' Association had refused. The Chairman of the Ely committee added some points. "A district delegate also spoke. He referred to the circular issued by the employers in reply to the men's circular, in which it was stated that two men had filled 6 tons llcwt. in one day. If this were multiplied by 35 it would show an average of 250 tons, which would break down their argument that the colliery was not paying. There was a dispute as to what the eeam really was, the owners contending that it was not the Bute Seam From Bodringallt they had been working the Nine-foot Seam at a price of ls. 6d. per ton, and had got through to the Bute Seam at Ferndale, where the price was 2s. 2d., which proved that it was the Bute Seam. "Mr. Brace (the vi-ce-chairman) put the posi- tion of the executive committee that the men at the Cambrian, Glamorgan, Naval, and Britannic Merthyr, numbering 12,000, should give notice on the 1st of October to strike, and that a levy be risen from the other mem- bers of the Federation. "An amendment to this was moved from the conference, and when a vote was taken, there voted— For the amendment 121 For the executive committee's recommendation 138 "A card vote was then taken, amd resulted as follows:— For the executive committee's recommendation 1,171 Against 1.486 Majority against 315 This represented a majority against of about 15.000 members. After a good deal of heated discussion, it was decided to ballot the coalfield on the two following questions :— (1) That a month's notice be given on October 1 to terminate contracts in the I whole of the South Wales coalfield; or (2) That a levy be called to assist the combine workmen. The position of the Ely, Pandy, Nant- gwyn, and Gilfach workmen was left in the hands of the executive council."
Price List Dispute I 3,000 CWMTILLERY MEN ON STRIKE I The Cwmtillery and Rose Heyworth Col- lieries, owned by the Lancaster Steam Coal Company (Limited) are idle to-day, upwards of 3,000 miners being affected. For some time the men have been demand- ing a pew price list for the Black Vein seam and the substitution of weekly for monthly pays. The matter was referred to the miners' executive, who deputed Messrs. C. Edwards and J. Winstone to act on their behalf. Negotiations with the company proved futile, and the men were authorised a month ago to give notice, and the notices expired on Saturday. It is understood that the tools are being left in the pits for a few days in the hope of a settlement. The Lancaster Company are not connected with the Coalowners' Association. Follow the Leaders. I At a mass meeting of the oombined Naval Collieries men held at Penygraig, it was unanimously ded to abide by the recom- mendation of the Cardiff conference. It was pointed oat by the chairman, Mr. Noah Morgan, that there was evidently a misunderstanding of the position when the vote wad taken at yesterday's meeting. These pits, the Nairtgwyn, Ely, and Pandy, it should be explained, were already idle before the conference was fajGkL Gilfach Goch Miners I A mass meeting of the Gilfach Goch j miners was held this morning, Mr. Tom Thomas presiding, when Mr. R. Roberta, a. delegate, contradicted statements made that I he was in favour of "down tools," and a resolution was unanimously passed adhering to the resolution passed at the Cardiff con- ference on Saturday. About 100 men went to work at the Bri- tannic Colliery this morning. It is now stated that a mass meeting of the men of the combine takes place this afternoon at Tonypandy, when a decision will be arrived at as to whether they will resume work to-morrow or not. Position on 'Change I COLLIERY OWNERS DECLINE TO QUOTE I There was practically no business passing on the Cardiff Steam Goal Market to-day. The strike of the Cambrian and Glamorgan men and the majority of those employed at the Britannic pits was calculated to seriously affect the supply of the best Admiralty ooals, and indirectly affect the whole market. It was impossible, however, to accurately estimate the position, and colliery owners contented themselves by withdrawing quota- tionhs until they ha.ve been a-ble to fully test the situation Buyers, also, were holding off, as they had no wish to force the market I against themselves. Merchants with coal tlo l spare were nominally quoting about 176 per ton for best AdmiraJty larfie, and 9s for bunker smalls, an advance of 6d to Is per ton on previous figures, but no business was reported. There were considerable tonnage supplies available, stea,mers having arrived in good numbers over the week-end. Apart from the Cambrian combine, shippers were generally busily engaged in loading vessels, and, stocks being heavy, supplies for the day were ample.
PRINCE FRANCIS OF TECK I Prince Francis of Teck. the ueen's brother, underwent an operation in a London nursing home on Saturday, and yesterday the follow- ing bulletin was issued :— Prince Francis of Teck had a very good night, and is, so far, progressing most favourably. The operation, which was performed by Mr. Somerville Hastings, aural surgeon at the Middlesex Hospital, was for the purpose of removing an obstruction a,t the back of the nasal passage. Prince Francis regrets that it was necessary for him to undergo the operation, because it will interfere, though only temporarily, with his work on behalf of the funds of the Middlesex Hospital. Mr. Melhado, the prince's private secretary, sent a. communication to the Queen at Balmoral, in which he gave her Majesty an account of the operation, and stated that her brother was progressing satisfactorily. The prince is making good progress to-day. ?-
SWISS "WHITE PLAGUE." I Herr Coaz, chief of the Federal Forest I epartment, states that every year about 9.400 avalanches fall on Swiss territory. Of these, 2,320 fall from the mountains into the valleys of the river Rhine, 1,465 into the valleys of the river Aar, 1,130 on the Jura mountains, 990 in the Reuse, and 657 in the Limmat regions respectively. The damage to property and forests is enormous. Every precaution is taken against the "white plagv.e" of the Alps, but wit little or no success.
MOTHER FINDS SON SHOT I A man named Wellam was found shot through the head in a house in Westlake- ioad, Shepherd's Bush, yesterday. His mother and sisters rushed into the room on hearing screams, and found a woman, whom, i+ is stated, Wellam had struck on the head with a revolver. Whilst the woman was being conveyed to another room, a shot was heard, and on returning, Wellam was found on the floor, quite dead. The woman was taken to the West London Hospital, and is reported to be progresing satisfactorily.
DOCKS LABOUR EXCHANGE I The Bute Dock Labour Exchange was opened to-day, when many applicants for employment presented themselves. The officer in charge is Mr. E. R. Morgan, late of the town-clerk's office, and Mr. D. G. Fletcher the registration clerk.
STEAMER IN COLLISION I A Lloyd's Hamburg message to-day says:- The British steamer Pinta, for Carthagena, has been in collision with the passenger steamer Cobra, for Heligoland, during the fog at Nieustedton. The Cobra had her stem damaged, but proceeded. The Pinta has put back with a plate stove in, and will be sur- veyed.
MESSAGE TO CONGRESS I NEW YORK, Monday. Dispatches to-day from Beverley, Mas- sachusetts. state that the President yester- day made an announcement regarding his forthcoming message to Congress. Air. Taft said the most prominent points in his message would be a recommendation for a substantial increase in the Navy, and another for an appropriation of two million dollars for beginning the necessary work on the fortifications of the Panama Canal.— Central News.
BIG FIRE AT PLUMSTEAD I Many thousands of pounds damage was caused by a disastrous fire which destroyed the premises of Messrs. T. Smith and Co., cabinet makers, of Plumstead, soon after five o'clock this morning. A large number of adjoining premises were at one time in great danger, and the inhabitants, half clad, had to leave their beds and spend several hours in the streets until the crisis was over. Many valuable horses belonging to Messrs. Hoar, contractors, were rescued with great difficulty.
SNOW ON BEN NEVIS I A Fort William correspondent telegraphs that Ben Nevis to-day is coated well down with a covering o fresh snow, and on the summit the temperature last night fell con- siderably below freezing point. There was a drizzling rain at the sea level, and though for the first time there was a break in the spell of delightful autumnal weather, the conditions are favourable, and the sun again holds sway.
AUSTRALIAN NAVY I The destroyers Parramatta and Yarra, built on the Clyde for the Australian Navy, sailed from Portsmouth for Sydney to-day. The crews of the warships in the harbour and at Spithead lined up to see them pass out.
SHOOTING THE RAPIDS I NEW YORK. Monday. Captain Larfen, of Cleveland, Ohio, yester- day accomplished the novel feat of shooting the famous whirlpool rapids at Niagara in a motor-boat. The announcement of the attempt the captain was about to make attracted an enormous crowd of sightseers, and the successful accomplishment of the feat was witnessed by fully 4,000 spectators, who loudly cheered as the captain emerged after passing safely through the rapids.— Central News.
HOME FLEET CHANGES I The protected cruiser Vindictive was to-day paid off at Chatham from service in the third Nore division (home fleet), and will in future serve in the four division of the home fleet as special service ship. The Vindictive will be replaced by the nineteen and a half knot cruiser Dido, which is to reduce to a nucleus crew from service in the first divi- sion of the home fleet on being relieved by the new 26 knot protected cruiser Liverpool.
Before Megsrs. James Allan. Joseph Stan- field, and Gething Lewis at Cardiff to-day Mary Ann Tame (34), who appeared with a baby in arms, was charged with maliciously inflicting grevious bodily harm upon Mary Davies by breaking her right leg. The injirred woman was unable to attend, and on the application of Inspector Bingham a remand was granted until to-monewweek.
CRIPPEN MYSTERY 0. INQUEST ON CELLAR VICTIM Juror and Inspector Dew I The inquest concerning the remains dis- covered in the cellar of 39, Hilldrop-crescent, Camden Town, on July 13 was resumed to- day at the Central Library, Islington. It is in connection with the finding of these muti- J lated human fragments that Dr. Crippen 's charged with the murder of Belle Elmore, J his wife; while Ethel Le Neve, his com- panion on his Transatlantic trip, is charged 1 with being an accessory after the fact. Neither prisoner accepted the right of attending the proceedings, but Mr. Arthur I Newton. their solicitor, attended. Mr. Travers Humphreys (instructed by Mr. H. J. Williamson) represented the Director of Public Prosecutions. Parcels of clothing and the baggage of Dr. Crippen found on board the Montrose were brought into court. The public part of the court was again crowded. Mr. Walter Shroder, the coroner, announced at the outset that unseemly conduct on the part of anyone present would be followed by the removal of the offenders. He also for- bade the taking of photographs inside the court. I Inspector Dew, re-called, said that Miss Ethel Clara Le Neve was dressed as a boy with her hair cut short when he found her on the Montrose. She had lived with Dr. Crippen at Hilldrop-crescent. He had ascer- tained that Crippen held several American degrees as doctor of medicine. Mr. Newton: Was Dr. Crippen perfectly calm and collected when you called on him on the 18th of July without notice?-Yes. Did he give you every possible facility to search the house from top to bottom? ..Yes. He gave you a statement at your request about his wife's disappearance without any objection ?—Yes. Have you ascertained that from February 1 to July Crippen had been attending to his business as usual ?.Yes. When you examined the floor of the cellar at Hilldrop-crescent. to use your own words, there wa,s nothing to indicate that it had been disturbed for years?—That was so. I made a casual observation. Inspector and Crippen's Escape .A Juror: I should like to ask Inspector Dew why it was he allowed Dr. Crippen to go away after he had called on him at Hilldrop- crescent? Inspector Dew: I can answer the gentleman if you like. 1 know many attacks have been made on me, and I should only be too willing to answer them. II The Coroner: I think, Mr. Dew, that would open too wide a question. Inspector Dew: Of course, sir, I may add that there was no actual evidence at the time of a crime having been committed. I should like to answer the question. I have a perfect explanation if I am allowed to give it. The Coroner told the jury that he could only allow evidence which had a bearing on the cause of death. He could not allow ex- pressions of opinion. Mrs. Annie Stratton, wife of Eugene Stratton, said she had been acquainted with Belle Elmore for over two years, and she also knew Crippen. When she questioned Crippen about his wife's death he said she thought that his wife had died in Calif or nia.- Witness expressed his surprise at the lack of news from Mrs. Crippen. Crippen and his wife had apparently lived happily together. She and Mrs. Crippen had frequently confi- dential chats. The Coroner: Did she at any time mention that she had undergone an opera.tion?- Yes. Do you remember when?—Yes; on the 2nd of March last year, but she did not say what the operation was for. Witness added she thought it was mentioned as having been on the abdomen. She had never seen the i scar. She knew little of Miss Le Neve, whom she had seen at the Benevolent Fund Dinner I wearing a brooch formally worn by Belle Elmore. That was on February 20. Mrs. Maud Burroughs, wife of Dr. Burroughs, a new witness, said she had been acquainted with Mrs. Crippen for some time, and had visited her at Hilldrop-crescent on several occasions. Mrs. Crippen had told her that she underwent an operation in America about eight years ago. She did not mention the place of operation, but witness under- stood it was in connection with the abdomen. Generally, Mrs. Crippen enjoyed good health, and she was of a cheerful disposition. Her age was about 34. Describing Mrs. Crippen. the witness said she was not very tall, was rather stout, very good-looking, and her hair was auburn. She generally wore jewellery. The hair in the jar she had been shown resembled Mrs. Crippen's hair. She did not know if Mrs. Crippen had dyed her hair. (Proceeding)
£5,000 a Year Rent HUCE "FLAT PALACE" IN NEW YORK A house conta.ining seventeen flats, each of which is to be rented at the sum of £ 5,000 a year, is the latest building scheme for New York. Hotel apartments which, with complete service fetch £ 9,000 or Elo,ooo annually, have long been numbered among the luxuries available for families of practi- cally unlimited wealth, but no New Yorker until now has bson able to pay more than 14,000 a year for an unfurnished flat. The new" flat palace" is designed, if not to solve, at lt to reduce, the complexi- ties of the servant problem, which afflicts even the members of the highest plutocracy. It is baing erected in Millionaires'-row," i.1 Fifth-avenrne and Slst-streeit, which hitherto has been reserved for the private mansions of exceedingly wealthy men Already five of the uncompleted flats have been leased for periods ranging from five to nine years. They each, contain eighteen ROOT-, of which the four princi- pal saloon, dining, and living rooms and gallery-oover an aera of 2,500ft., whiob can be converted at will into one immense hall for entertaining. The flats represent the apotheosis of luxury, each having its own lift, refrig)arating plant, and incinerating apparatus for the destruction of refuse, as well as vacuum cleaners and electric laundry and ironing machinery. No fewer than 1,600 families among the wealthier residents cf New York a-ro vacating their ownhomeo this autumn in order to occupy flats where they will no longer be helpless martyrs to the -ser- vant problem
KING MAY MEET KAISER Persistent rumours that the Kaiser is to meet King George at the end of October at -the Sofrlose Friedrichshof, after a previous meeting with the Caar, continue to come from Wiesbaden, where the "Frankfurter Zeitung's" correspondent has apparently tapped a source of information unavailable to the Berlin Foreign Office, which con- tinues to assert its ignorance of any such iroposale. According to the "Tagohla/tt," the Kaiser stated during a recent visit to Miunz that he would certainly visit the Friedrichshof in the autumn, and it is under- stood that this visit will take place simultaneously with a visit by the King to the Prince and Princess Friedrich of Hesee.
LORD KINGSTON'S BIRTHDAY I Lord Kingston, who keeps his thirty-sixth birthday to-day, is an ex-Guardsman, and commanded a company of lord Longford's Irish Yeomanry in the Boer War. He is the ninth earl. The earldom is an early creation of George III., and during the last 40 years there have been no fewer than seven earls of Kingston. When three-and-twenty. Lord Kingston married the youngest daughter of Sir Andrew Walker, of Gateacre, and they have one son. Lord Kingsborough, and three little daughters.
FAGIN" IN REAL LIFE I An extraordinary case, recalling Dickens' Jew, "Fagin," was heard in Liverpool to-day, when Isabella Eyre, aged ten, Dorothy Eyre, aged twelve. and William Eyre, their father, were charged, the children with pooketrpicking and the father with receiving. It transpired that the family carried on an organised system of street thefts, the father superintending the operations and living on the proceeds. The man was sent to prison for six months, and the girls were committed to am industrial school until the-age-of six-
Murdered Showman I I SENSATIONAL SEQUEL IMMINENT 1 Sensational developments took place yes- terday in connection with the murder of Christopher Odam, the showman who was found strangled and brutally ha-cked in a field at Horley last Thursday morning. "Superintendent West had oirculated a description of two men who disappeared from the show-ground on Wednesday night, a,nd, it was suspeoted, had attacked the old man for the purpose of gaining possesssion of the momey he had received for the sale of two horses. Late on Saturday night a man named William George Rainer walked into the Horley Police-station, and stated that he had j read in the London papers an account of the murder, and supposed he was one of the men who were wanted. He made a long statement regarding his movements, and gave the police some important information. Inquiries were set on foot, and it was dis- covered that Kaiiner's explanation as to why he left Horley on Wednesday was correct. In the early hours of Sunday Rainer was ,ri N-.e n his liberty, and at. the adjourned inquest, on the 30th inst., he will be one of the principal witnesses. Inspector MaT-Fhall- and Police-sergeant Boshier, th-) officer who, after cycling a.nd motoring hundreds of miles in the Home Counties, arrested on the previous Monday the man Smith, alias Kemp, who is in cue- tody for the murder of an old man at Blindley Heath, are in search of an Irishman well known a.mong showmen, and Police- j sergeant Boshier telephoned to headquartere that he was on the track of the suspect.
A Beneficent Work DEMONSTRATIONS AT ST. FACAN'S About 220 ladies and gentle-men availed themselves of the kindness of the Earl and Countess of Plymouth to visit the lovely grounds of St. Fagan's Castle on Saturday, when the weather was all that could be desired, to witness a demonstration by the members of the first men's detachment of the British Red Cross Society registered in Glamorgan. Dr. Lynn Thomas, C.B., the commandant, wa.s present, and Dr. G. Sparrow (the assistant commandant) super- intended the display, while all the arrange- ments were under the able direction of the county director, Mr. Herbert Lewis. Colonel and Mrs. W. Forrest were present, and the following ladies' voluntary aiti detachments were also representedCardiff (commandant, Dr. Eobin*x>ii), Cilfynydd, Pontypridd (Mr. J. Shay Lyttle), Cardiff II. (Dr. Tatham Thompson), Cowbridge (Dr. Torney), Mumbles (Colonel lAoyd Jones), Pontypridd (Dr. Morgan Rees), Radyr (Dr. Wayne Morgan), Tail's 'Well (Dr. Thomas), Llan- dail, Blackpiil (Swansea), Merthyr, Llantvit Major, Dinas Powis, Penarth, &0. The primary idea of the gathering was to interest the public, with a view to getting people (ladies especially) to volunteer for a beneficent work that is needed in everyday life, and nowhere more so than in the home. Mr. Herbert Lewis has undertaken the task of raising voluntary aid detachments for the Territorial Army, and the County Teni- torial Associations have instructions from the War Office to rocognise these and give every facility to the work. Volunteers are wanted from those who already possess certificates of the St. John Ambula-nce Association. The reports of last winter's work have proved most gratifying to the promoters, and there is no doubt that the work is making great headway. Since May last there has been no organising. The summer has been used for recuperation and to prepare for am active winter campaign, which begins on October 1. There are 32 divisional districts, each of which has its own lady chairman responsible for forming divisional committees for the purpose of teaching those who wish to join the volun- tary detachments. Glamorgan is fortunate in having already a big nucleus of men who ca.n join the volunta,ry cietaohments. The executive particularly wish to draw the attention of the ladies to the importance of taking up home nursing. Ae an eminent medical man remarked to our representa- tive, the knowledge and training thus gained will be the means of avoiding many a doctor's bill. The demonstration given by Dr. Sparrow and his assistants was most interesting. The visitors had strolled through the grounds, and suddenly, following the stream, came upon the field of action. An ordinary covered-in spring cart (kindly lent by Messrs. James Howell and Co.) stood in the background. and while Dr. Sparrow directed operations on two wounded men others were busy with the cart, and in seven minutes they had unrolled the ca nvas from the sides of the vehicle, planted the poles, and formed a capital hospital tent capable of holding 24 patients. Meanwhile the two patients-one with a fractured left arm, with bruises round the heart. d-c., and the other with a broken thigh and a splintered skull-were being attended to most expeditiously. Pieces of wood broken from a box lid were used as splints, with string to tie them, handkerchiefs were bound round the limbs, two or three old sacks, with odd tent poles, were converted into useful ambulances, and the wounded were carried into hospital to the applause of the onlookers. Everything was done as on a field of battle where no ordinary appliances are obtainable, and the demonstration showed how the ambulance men serve as the connecting link between the field of battle and the hospital at the base, going out to tend the wounded and bringing them back to be nursed and doctored. Subsequently, Dr. Lynn Thomas, as the secretary of the Glamorgan Branch of the Red Cross Society, moved a vote of thanks to Lord and Lady Plymouth for placing their beautiful grounds at their disposal for the afternoon. Colonel William Forrest had had a great deal of experience in actual warfare, and would tell them the value of the things they had just witnessed. He would like all the men present to go home and tell their wives, sisters, and sweethearts to take up home nursing during the coming winter. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Clements seconded, as one of the wounded men who had benefited by the atten- tion which had just been shown him, when his broken limbs had been set, he had been taken into hospital, and within an hour was a whole man again. (" Hear. hear," and laughter.) I The vote was carried with acclamation. Colonel William Forrest expressed the regret I of Lord and Lady Plymouth that they could not be present to witness a demonstration in the noble work which they were both deeply interested in. Lord and Lady Plymouth took great interest in the society, and wished it every success. It had been exceedingly inte- resting to him to see the smart manner in which the hospital tent was erected and the way the stretchers were put together to remove the wounded. In South Africa they would have been delighted to have had any- it, There was nothing over thing approaching it., There was nothing over there that equalled the proficiency and care displayed at that afternoon's demonstration, and he was sure it would prove a very great benefit wherever the work could be taken up.
SALEROOM FLOOR COLLAPSES Mrs. Margaret Hothersall, wife of Mr. John Hothersall, died in Lancaster Infirmary to- day from shock consequent on the fracture of the right thigh, received in the collapse of a floor at an auction at Lancaster on August 29, when about 30 people were pre- cipitated into Jthe cellar.
SAVED BY A DOG I The Castle Hotel, King's Lynn, was badly damaged by fire last night. The landlord, his wife, and three children escaped in night attire by dropping from the bedroom window into the arms of policemen. The family owe their safety to a fox-terrier, which aroused them.
NEW YORK PURITY CRUSADE I NEW YORK. Saturday. Mr. Mitchell, who has been acting mayor of New York since the outrage on Mr. Gay nor, has sent to the chief of the police a list of no fewer than 66 resorts of gaming a,nd vice, intimating that he holds the police chief per- sonally responsible for the suppression of these places.—Central News.
MERCANTILE MARINE In order to meet the generally-felt need of more opportunities for the training of officers for tho maroantile marine, Messrs John T. Rennie, Sons, and Co. have arranged to carry midshipmen in the new steamer Intaba, recently launched at Aberdeen for their ,South- Afridall servioe.
Fittingthe Days to a Man I I 'ROPOSALS OF DAYLIGHT SAVING BILL I In view of the early re-assembling of Parlia- ment, it may be of interest to give a resume of the objects of The Daylight Saving Bill. The Bill proposes to utilize during the Summer months some part of the early morning sunlight, which is now too often wrasted while we sleep and add an hour's sunlight at the end of our working day. This is to be accomplished by movilia forward the hands of the clock one hour at 2 a.m. on the third Sunday in April, and putting them back again one hour on the third I Sunday in September. This will occasion :-X 0 earlier rising than at present because we shall continue to govern our movements by the clock No alteration in the Railway Time Tables, excepting those dealing with Continental Traffic, which is a very small proportion on the whole and no loss of sleep. The advantage to be gained by the scheme is that we shall have daylight for an hour later every evening during the Summer months than at present. This will be a great gain in May. June, and July. In August and early September it will be still more appreciated by those who take thsir holidays in those months, and who now find their enjoyment curtailed by darkness setting in so soon after tea-time. The effect of the scheme will thus be to fit the days to man instead of fitting man to the days, as at present. We shall simply replace one kind of working day containing a certain number of hours of sunlight by another contain- ing one hour of sunlight more—and that hour occurring in the only period now available to mcsf people for leisure or recreation. The diagram illustrates how this will operate AS AT PRESENT. I Each diagram represents 24 hours from 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. The white spaces represent light, the dark spaces darkness. The period of each ,ear chosen for Illustration is the middle of June. The case of a person rising at 6 a.m., working from 6.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and going to bed at 10 P.M., is used as an example. The first diagram shows that after the day's work, the man having 5 hours of leisure at his disposal finds himself with 3 hours of sunlight and 2 hours darkness. During his S hours sleep he has 5 hours darkness, and 3 hours light—which light is not only wasted to him. but is sometimes an annoyance. Under the Bill, according to the second diagram, a man will have 4 hours of his leisure (instead of 3) in sunlight, and in addition will have the advantage of an extra hour's darkness during his sleeping time. The gain of one hour's sunlight each evening amounts to seven hours a week, and practically yields the same advantages as would a half-holiday each week. For the whole period in each year covered by the Bill, the gain will amount to 154 hours. SAVING TO THE NATION. I The cost of lighting will be reduced, as it will I not be necessary to light up for one hour later than at present. The total money saving to the nation will be not less than E2,500,000 a I year. The whole cost of the scheme is only the moving forward and backward of the hands of the clock by everyone in April and September. The enjoyment of life will be increased and the health of the people will be improved. This should appeal particularly to the working man and woman who has but little leisure time I at his or her disposal. Are not these advantages worth having ? This question has now to be answered by the people of Groat Britain and Ireland. It is believed that already a majority of the electors amounting to two or three to one are in favour of the Bill—consequently Great Britain and Ireland should have the honour of being first to adopt this great reform, but unless something is done soon, the oppor- tunity will be missed and the honour will go to oae of the Colonies or America. Already Dcylight Bills have been considered by the ￼ Parliaments of Canada, Victoria (Australia) and I New Zealand, and in each case a Select Com- mittee has been appointed, has received evidence I and has reported strongly in favour of the Bill. A similar Bill has also passed through the Upper House of Newfoundland, and is now being considered by a Select Committee appointed by the Lower House. The reader should interest his friends in the scheme and write to his Member of Parliament asking him to vote for the Bill when it is next before Parliament. Further information and literature regarding the proposals can be obtained from Mr. Win. Willett, Sloane-square. London, S.W.
ENGLISH VICTIMS. I FRENCH EXPRESS' DASHES INTO BUFFERS. PARIS, Sunday. An accident, which, fortunately, was not attended with loss of life, though involving injuries to twenty-five passengers, occurred to the Dieppe boat express on its arrival at the Gare St Lazare at 6.35 this morning. Instead of drawing up in the usual manner at the platform the train dashed with con- siderable force against the terminal buffers, upsetting, bruising, and otherwise injuring passengers who were preparing to alight. The ofScial inquiry has not yet determined the exact cause of the mishap, but it is sup- posed the driver either shut off steam or applied the brakes too late. Many English people were in the train, and of these seven- teen were hurt. The following is the official list of the British passengers hurt:— Mr. Wemersly (Bradioraj, cut on forehead: Thomas James Lyne (Worthing), bruises on forehead; Miss Newton (London), bruises on nose and forehead; Miss Hagan (Clapham Junction) and two nieces, all three suffering from bruises and shock; Mrs. Marsh (Brixton) bruises on forehead; Mr. Jones (Jermyn-street, London), shock, Mr. and Mrs. Grant (Troon, Ayrshire), con- tusions; Mrs. Brown (London), elbow hurt; Mrs. Christy (Linden-gardens, London), nose bruised; Miss Herman (Pevensey), shock; John Holt (Bath), left, shoulder bruised; Thomas Martin (Queenstown), shock: Miss Margaret M'Lean (Bedford-place, Lon- don), slightly 'hurt on the forehead; Miss Ross (Glasgow), bruises on head; John Groarty (London), various contu- sions; Mrs. Hunter, London, bruises on arm and leg. Miss Henton, London, bruiqed nose. The others inciuae. me guara ana the brakesman. The driver is a young man of 24, who has not long left the Arts et Metres Engineer- ing School, and has only been acting as driver on the Western State Railway one month. He alleges that his emergency brakes were out of order, and that his engine was also in a bad condition.-Reuter. I
NEW BRIDGE OF CEFN An historic event was celebrated at Merthyr on Saturday in the formal opening by Mrs. F. T. James, the mayoress, of the new bridge at Cefn. The bridge crosses the River Taff and connects Glamorgan with Breoonshire. The cost of construction is £ 4,500. Of this sum the Breconshire County Council contri- bute 91,350, the Merthyr Electric Traction Company X400, and the Vaynor and Penderyn Rural District Council JE120, the remainder of the expense being borne by the Merthyr Borough Council. The contract has been carried out by Mr. E. H. Page, of Cardiff. There was a large concourse of spectators at the opening ceremony. There were present the Mayor of Merthyr, in his robes of office, attended by the mace-bearer, with the mem- bers and officials of the corporation, repre- sentatives of the Breconshire County Council, including Lord Glanusk, the chairman of the council and lord-lieutenant of the county, representatives also of the Vaynor aihd Pen- deryn Rural District Council, the Gelligaer Urban District Council, and the Merthyr Board of Guardians. The company further included Mr. Edgar Jones, M.P., Judge Bryn Roberts, Colonel Bruce Vaughan, Colonel A. P. James, and numerous other gentlemen. A piece of ribbon was stretched across the Merthyr end of the bridge, and the mayoress cut it with a pair of gold scissors from an electric car which she herself drove over to the other side amid cheers. Subsequently the mayor entertained those invited to the inauguration to a luncheon at Cyfarthfa Castle. His Worship, in giving the toast of The King." referred to the forth- coming investiture of the Prince of Wales at Carnarvon Castle in July next, and said he was sure that every patriotic Welshman felt proud that his Majesty had seen fit to recog- nise Wales as a nation. Mr. D. Powell, chairman of the roads and bridges oommittee of the Breconshire County Council, proposed the toast of "The Engineers" —Mr. T. F. Harvey, the borough engineer of Merthyr, and Mr. C. W. Best, the county surveyor of Brownshim-who had supervised the construction of the bridge.
RUBBERS AND OILS TO-DAY'S MOVEMENTS I LONDON, Monday, 1.0 p.m. I Rubbers Quiet and dull. Oils are active and firm, Pacifics being 2s up at 30s.
To-Day's Finance. WDO; Monday^ 1.0 p.m. J < Money quiet at 1 per cent., bills '?Z per cent. ￼ Business is on a very small scale in the Stock Exchange this morning, and, ooupled with the lack of support, there is some quiet liquidation in places, so that values are not maintained in all departments. Home Rails are j to 1 down. Consols hold at 80 3-16 for Cash and 80g for the Account. There was a little short covering in Wall- street on Saturday evening, and Americans are i to 3 above the Saturday London closing this morning. Trunk Ordinary has fallen è. i Mexican Rails are J up. Internationals hold steady. Mines, although quiet, display a hardening tendency. CARDIFF. Monday. 1.0 p.m. Investors were inclined to hold their hands to-day until the precise effect of the Cam- brian iabour trouble had been ascertained. Quotations were unsteady both in Rails and Colliery Shares.
Air Trip Over Alps -0 —— MOST DARINCHT TO DATE I There were comparatively few foreign visitors yesterday at Briga, and with charac- teristic business acumen the Cantonal Government decided to postpone the start of the great flying race across the Alps into Italy until after daylight this morning. Special trains were arriving all yesterday crowded with tourists coming to see the most prodigious feat yet attempted in aviation. The height to be surmounted does not appear overwhelmingly great in view of the latest records. The special difficulty of the flight consists rather in the combination of the most arduous and trying kind of cross- country flying-through windy mountain defiles and over summits where the gathered forces of the wind on occasion pour over with the fury of the Niagara—with long, slow mounting to a prodigious height. The whole distance is 90 miles, the highest point ¡ on the route is 6.580 feet above sea-level, and the time limit for each aviator is 24 hours. Longer cross-country flights have been attempted and achieved, but the history of aviation has offered no such test of the endurance and skill of the aviator and the possibilities of his machine and engines as the contest which begins to-day. Briga. the point of departure, is a pretty town on the north side of the Simplon. The route will be marked by pillars of smoke from pitchfires and by huge sheets of white cloth. The competitiors in the race are Chavez and Paillette (French), Wincziers (German), Cattaneo (Italian), and Weymann (America;. All the aeroplanes wiil be fitted with the latest type of Gnome engine. The Start Made r The Verbano Yacht Club will patrol the I lake with a service of motor-boats, and the second regiment of Italian Engineers has installed systems of communication by direct telephone, wireless telegraphy, and signall- ing. The first prize is worth zC2,400, the second LSOO. and the third JE400. According to a telegram just received the competitors have started. At daybreak to-day the weather was fine and calm, though overcast. M. Chavez started at 6.5 a.m.. but was compelled to come down again after a flight of twelve1 minutes, ha Ying encountered high winds at an alti- tude of 2,000 metres. Mr. Weyman, who left later, was also obliged to alight after a few turns. They will make another attempt. I
Saturday's Cricket I Mr. W. G. Bowden took a strong eleven to wind up I Barry's season on Saturday, and the local side wre I heavily defeated. Norman Riches playing an especially good game. Scores:- MR. BOWDEN'S XL I L. Robotham, b Towse 6 K. V. H. Riches, c Towse, b Horner 57 G. L. Rattenburv, b Towse 17 ( Hirst, c %nd b To?'se. 0 A. Gibson, ran out 10 :oidi. l 2 J. P. C&dogan, c Robinson, b Towse 26 H. 1,.wi?, ibw. b Horner .?. 20 J. Chandless, c Thomas, b Horner. 2 I. D. Robotham, not out 1 Balnton, c Driscoll, b Horner 0 Lxtras 10 157 Tot3,i BARBY. 3.F, T. Preece. c and b Backer 5 W. Moynan, b Hanker 0 J. Driscoll, c Battenbury, b Bainton 1 Horner, b 13 H. Thomas, c Robinson, b Hacker 3 R. William!, b Hacker 8 Rev. H. H. Stewart, b Bainton 0 Towse, b Bainton 3 W.B? Robinson, .rt. 6 W. G&meson, b Hacker. 2 I Ivor Jobn, c Cadogan, b Hacker 2 Extras 17 Total 60 NEW RECORDS ESTABLISHED FOR PLYMOUTH (MERTHYR). Hill's Plymouth (Merthyr) played Beaufort at Pentre- bach on Saturday. The home team made 135 for two wickets, Webb contributing 103 not out. The visitors were all dismisid for 69, of which Bull made 30. Cross. for Plymouth, took reven wickets, bringing his season's total to 103. With Saturday's score Webb has made 11,162 runs. Both achievements are club records. ST. FAGAN'S BATTING AND BOWLING AVERAGES. The St. Fagan's Cricket Club had a fairly succes- ful season. The club played eighteen matches, of which they won nine, lost three, and six were drawn. W. Spiller was again easily first in the batting averages, whilst Lord Windsor, A. O. Oppenheim, A. Gibson, and Preece rendered good servi?e with the bat to the club. Towse showed greatly improved form in bowling, and took 76 wickets at the small cost of 9.43 per wicket. He was clctely followed by the Hon. Archer Windsor-Clive and T. W. P. Charles. The following are the ",verages;- BATTING. Ttmes Most No of not in an Total innires. out. innings, runs. Average. W. Spiller 17 2 *174 788 52.53 Lord Windsor 6 2 *102 186 46.50 A. O. Oppenheim.. £ 0 124 247 I A. Gibson. 3 0 117 23.40 Preece • • 2 75 350 23.3 V. Vaughan 8 0 45 122 15.25 G. Stratton. 7 0 25 90 12.85 T. W. P. Charles.. 9 3 18 77 12.83 C. H. Davies 7 1 29 75 12.50 A. Keevil 16 2 38 172 12.28 -Towse 14 0 45 153 10.92 F. S. Francis 8 2 *27 63 10.50 • Not out. The following players batted in less than eight Innings:—J. Hayward, D. L. Ireland, O. Morgan, C. Culverwell, H. Foliey, C. Mildon. R. Edmunds, G. Hansford, H. Hughes, Hon. Archer Windsor-Cllve, D. J. Evans, G. Lindsay, E. R. Sweet-Escott, J. P. Cadogan. W. C. Mundy, A. Edmunds, G. Culverwell, G. E. Cording. H. E. Morgan, n. W. Thomas, E. Phrieves, J. Chandless, W. Gibson, W. Hunter, and T. J. Haines. BOWLIKG. 0. M. R. W. Average. T?wse. 271.2 62 717 76 8.43 Hoc. A. WindMr-C!iTe 78.5 14 224 20 11.20 T. W. P. Charles 122.3 28 371 32 11.59 I 0. Morgan 64 12 117 9 13 A. Keevil *7-1 •• 9 • • 144 11 13.09 Other bowlers werePreece, H. liughes, W. Martin, J. Chandless, D. J. Evans, A. O. Oppenheim, E. R. Sweet-Escott, A. Gibson, W. Spiller, F. S. Francis, W. Gibson, and H. W. Thomas.
GIRL BURIED ALIVE I An alarming accident which took place in Axminster on Saturday resulted in the deaths of two little girls, who were buried alive in a gravel pit. The names of the i victims are Florence Moulding, ageh eight and Grace Moulding, aged three, daughters of a labourer. They went to the Satches i uarry to see an old man named William Taylor, who was breaking stones, while three other men were employed digging outi, gravel. The little girls were seated near the old man when Frank Hellier, one of the workmen heard the gravel giving way at the top of the pit, and rushed to get the children out of danger. Before he could reach them, however, about 40 tons of debris fell upon and buried the two children and Hellier, while Taylor was buried up to his knees. The old man was speedily rescued, and Arthur Hellier found and rescued his brother, who was much bruised and cut about the face, but. fortunately, his condi- tion was not serious. The dead bodies of the two girls were found lying side by side.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS I pel)elope lPontygwaitbl.-Your writing I was indistinct. Buffalo Bill first came to. Cardiff in September, 1891. and after that on July 6, 1903, and May 20, 1904.
The Czar, accompanied by his daughters. arrived at Homburg yesterday morning and attended service in the Russian Church, afterwards returning to Friedberg.—Reuter. As a result of a fall of earth in a gravel pit near Axminster on Saturday two children wece killed and two men injured.
NEWMARKET NOTES. (FROM OUt OfW2i O&KEESFOlfD'ENT.) j NEWMAEK-ET, Monday, ( yKW&UHY CUP. Apache, a nice live furloii^e. I Bridge of ham, a nsaul and a quarter. DUKE OF YORK STAKES. >WTnford, a ueolu! mile and de quarter. SPINS. Magic, a. nioe" mile and a quarter. Cardinal Beaufort, the earne distance, 'rRiAL. Archer's M.OXTE FlORE tief-eawd Crag Marun filly ^UEterpJe-s, and Galley, ewer five furlongs. Won by .0 ifngttws. LEFT FOE LIXOFJELD. Flter. La Soteii. Toiler. Marie Louise. Marshal S', ey. Saave Qiri Pent. Brilliancy eoit. and Sakura. LISWL&LD PARK M £ ETIX<i. .-liLKCIiOX.- FOR TFEWAl". "\Itumn h;¡ndjca'IlAN'1'brR, Crowboxo >"unsery—1 OlLKil Partridge H<Ulodjëa.p-ILK .P..i" WIXKFlELD. K&in eiiam N urst-ry—AL.ViiAM. Home-bred StaJi<iv- ULSTLK kg-,w,.
OFFICIAL SCRATCH INGS. The "Jsportemaa" has been o&cia-Hy informed by MctH&rt>. eat herb v of foiicwuig M:r,hings;- V\ LNiA-OE iliSBTlUG. Fa-h-taff Handie.tjj—Wood-uuid ii.wd. Merry VV i v<* Nursery—Olase. SU'ntom.ber Handicap—>iew CasUe 11, Froeriiore Handicap—Lac^. XtfiW BURY. Txnoonibe :Sursery-Feudal Bight and The Proud Prince. Kingsc.leire Staked—Wihisk Brood and ^Newcastle II. Higbciere Nm«»ry—Blue Girl filly. .\I od"ra.e 1'ia.u-—iVar Lord. THIRSK M BE.TTNG. Tutton Handicap—KISCARB. North Yorksh;re Xursery—Gianmeim. Ann': iff. Handicap—S.N. New Buildings Handicap—ilehiyr. TopcJiSe Nursezy—Ardrogona.
SATURDAY'S LONDON BETTING.! There was l?ot mucb doing on either the Cesarewitch or Cambridgeshire. For the nit race tr;e wa6 t; a,ble on the field, Pure Gem and liroiiiino winding up equal favourites at that rate. Bonn" C'han0e and I)eaioei.hPne» went perhaps best of the oiners. For the Cambridgeshire Bronzmo closed favourite at 10'e.. Small money went on Lana.wand and Duke rtat.ail £ :— I CESAREWITCH STAKES. (Run Wednesday, October VL Xtaeuunoe, two maiaes iad a quarter.) 7 to 1 apst Pure Gem. t and o 7 to 1 Bronzino, t and o 100 to 6 Shuletoi, t and o 2G to 1 Bocksavage, t and o 25 to 1 Bonn Chance, t and o 25 to 1 Demosthenes, t and 0 CAMBRIDGESHIRE STAKJM. (Boa Wedaeeday, October B& Dutasoa, mo mile and one furlong.) Ie to 1 ag^t Bronzino, t and o 100 to 7 Lona-wajxd t and o 25 to 1 Duke Michael, t and o
PAUL SILTERDAUS, The Most Liberal Turf Accountant in Sooth Wales So Limit Either Win or Place. Write for Buies, &r-, iZZ, CowhridgB-road, Cardiff. <>24 TAFF VALE PARK, PONTTPHIDD. SEPTEMBER 26. 1910, WORLD'S SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP (130 Yards) between MAJOR TAYLOR (Tasmania) and E. EASTMAN (Canada), Also 300 Yards and 120 Yards Kovice Professional Foot Handicaps, and 1 and 10 Miles Amateur Cycle Championships. Entries close September 20, 1910.— Secretary, Greyhound Hotel, Pontypridd. e2682 Gentlemen desirous of Opening a Small Credit Account with a reliable Turf Accountant who lays one point above starting price and no limit or deductions should write for rules and increased prices to Albert Carson, Telegrams: Crowland House, Panton-street. "Trimmings, London." Haymarket, London, SoW. K.B.—When writing, please state requirements. e2676
Scandalmongers A MUNICIPAL PROCLAMATION The thriving town of Hattersheim, in Hesse. has declared war on women gossips. Scandal-mongering women have played such havoc with the connubial bliss of the com mimity that the burgomaster has resorted ..0 the drastic extreme of issuing a muni-- iipal proclamation designed to check the garrulousness of the feminine population. The following is the text of his homily on the evils of gossip:— Prosecutions for libel and slander have recently attained widespread dimensions in a certain section of our community. The consequences are bitter enmities and heavy iina.ncial sacrifices in the shape of litigation costs. The cause is usually the same. "While the menfolk are hard at work the women fritter away their time in gossiping and Quarrelling. The training of the children is neglected and the household suffers from Lheir lack of care. When the breadwinner comes home at night the day's events are untruthfully related to him. Then he must betake him- self as the protector of his angry wife to the police, to a solicitor, or to an arbitration court. Such is the family life of many who seek vainly for true domestic happiness. All at her own fireside, drive scandal-mongers cut of her house. and provide a comfortable home for her husband and children are lost on such persons. This is to make known that poor relief will henceforth be given only in exceptional cases to people who involve themselves in scandal prosecutions. The police have also been instructed to compile a list of these persons and warn landlords and tenants against them."
AN OBLIGING BURGLAR An obliging prisoner who instructed a detective in the art of opening windows was remanded at Lambeth on Saturday. Walter I Reeves by name. he was charged as a sus- pected person, and it was stated that among the articles found upon him was a piece of wire. A detective asked him what he used it for. and the prisoner replied: "Don't you know? I will show you." Prisoner then made the wire into a loop and said: "You can't j open the window with a knife only. You put the knife up between the sashes on one side of the catch, a.nd the wire up on the other side, and hook it over the top of the knife, and then you have two hands to pull the catch back." The Magistrate: Who is he? Do you know at all? The Detective: Yes, he became quite confidential and said: "I only came out in June after 23 months for house- breaking."
THE COTTON CRISIS Referring to the crisis in the cotton trade, Mr. William TattersaJl. the well-known expert, states tha-t niether side will agree to mediation, nor will they accept an arbitral tor, however eminelllt he may be. The only thing an outsider oan do. a-dcls Mr. Ta.tter- ball. is to bring representatives of the two bodies togo^.er in an independent room a,nd let them tfaraffh the thing out together. Mr. Tatteaisall refuses to believe ttMht there will be a soppa-ge of machinery. I
SPLOTT BOWLING CLUB. The annual meeting of the Splott Bowling Club was held at the Milford-street Institute on Saturday, Mr. T. Thomas presiding. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year ;-President. Councillor Walter Thomas; vice-presidents, the Lord Mayor, Councillors G. F. Forsdike and Edward Thomas, and Mr. D. J. Jones; captain. Mr. W. Shadforth; vice- captain. Mr. W. James: and hon. secreta.ry. Mr. T. Thomas. The balance-sheet was satis- factory.
LOCAL WEDDING. MILES-MANSFIELD. The wedding of a well-known Cardiff Docks- man took place at Lla.ndaff Cathedral on Saturday, when Mr. William Percival Miles. managing director of the coal exporting firm of Morgan, Wakley. and Co. (Limited), was married to Miss Mary Lloyd Mansfield, daughter of the late Mrs. Mary Lloyd Mans- field. of Llandaff North. Owing to the recent bereavement of the bride the ceremony was performed as privately as possible. Mr. Miles is the only son of Mr. James Miles, Killariney. Ninian-road. Cardiff, also a prominent Cardiff Doeksman, and associated with the United National Collieries (Limited), Messrs. Watts. Watts, and Co. (Limited), and the United National Development Company (Limited). Miss Mansfield w-as the grand- daughter of the late Mrs. Mary Coleman, of Llandaff Green. r The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Canon Buckley. The bride was given away by Mr George Mansfield (her brother). She was charmingly attired in white crepe de ohine. with a hat and veil trimmed with Grange blossoms. Miss Maud Mansfield and Miss Eva Mansfield (the bride's sister), and hlo Miss Gladys Miles and Miss Dora Miles (sister? of the bridegroom), were in white ninon, with black hats. Mrs. Miles, the bridegroom's mother, wore a gown of black and white ninon, with hat to match. Mr. L. Bielski acted as best man. The reception at the Park Hotel was limited to the relatives owing to the bride's bereavement. Mr. and Mrs. Miles, who received numerous wedding gifts, are spending their honeymoon on a I motor tour.
NEWPORT TRENCH DISASTER I VICTIMS. Two more bodies were on gatarday recovered from too trench. which coUapaed at the Alexandra Dook extension works, New- port, in July of last year.
TROEDYRHIW FAVOURITE BEATEN I A footrace took place on the Farm FieW, Troedvrhiw. on Saturday between WiliM Troedyrhiw, Dick Williams. The latter con- Crook and ceded three yards in 100 yards for a stake of ?5. Williams was favourite. Both got oC j the mark bmartly, but Crook held his lead i and won by about three yards.
WEATHER FORECAST] o The British Meteorological Office this IIIOnt- ing issued the following forecast of the weather likelv in South Wales from. 10Ji a.m to-day till 10.30 a m. to-morrow:- Wind mainly north-easterly, light, mode- rate; fair generally, overcast occaakmafly. mist; temperatarre changing litlt.le.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES & DEATHS AND IN MEMORIAM. Charge for inserting advertisements under tttt heading: Is. for 30 Words and Id. for Every Two Extra Words. No notice of this description wm be inserted antaai authenticated bv the 1 atne and address of the aeadac. Telegrams and telephonic memagm cannot be acMd on until confirmed in writing. BIRTHS. PELLOW-E.-At Lime Bant. Chartestown, Fife, 3T.B-, on the 15th inst.. the wife of W. O. PeDowe, C-E. of a daughter. MIER&-On September 15th, at Stratton Firs. Ciren- cester. the wife of Harnner J. Miers, of a dangfetar. MORGAN.—On Saturday. September 17th, at Cnrafan, Ur!versity-plac«, Cardiff, the wife of Josiah Morgan, a son. WELCH.—17th inst.. at 77, Tynewydd-road, Barry, to Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Welch, a son. MARRIAGE*. FORD—CALDWELL.—September 7th. at St. James. Church. West Derby, by the Rev. A. W. Bobinson. M.A.. Ernest Mannadnke, second son of Jir. G. J. L. Ford, of Bristol, and gTajidson of the late Bidder, of Kingisdown. Bristol, to Bessie, eldest daughter of Joseph Caldwell, of Anfield. Liverpool. HALL-TYLKE.On the 17th September, at Pentyrch Church, bv the Vicar, D. G. Hall, Cardiff, to Mabel TYlke, Pectyrch. MILES—MANSFIELD.—At Llandaff Cathedral, on Saturday, September 17th. Wm. PercivaJ Miles. otriy son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Miles, Kiilarney, Ninian- road, Cardiff, tc Mary Lloyd, eldest daughter of the late Mrs. Mary LJovd Mansfield, of LlanAaff North. At Home, November 9th and 10th, Glenside, Penylan. SAMTEL—WILLIAMS. — At Bryntirion, Llantwit Farrire, on 17th instant, by Rev. William Lloyd and Rev. T. J. Jones (Morganstown), Edward Frederick Samuel, of Morganstown. Bad, to Annie Winifred Williams, fourth daughter of Mr. Lewis Williams, Trewernen, Llantwit. DEATHS. G WYNNE-GRIFFITH.—On September 11. John St. Aubry Mansel Gwynne-Griffith. of Lincoln's Inn Fields, second son of the late Tbos. Aubry Griffith, of Hendre Owen, Glam., aged 48 years. Interred at Cadoxton, Nea.th. MARKS.—On September 17th. suddenly, at the Welling- ton Hotel. Brecon. Jip, the detrly-beloved niece of Mrs. W. Lewis, Proprietress of the Wellington Hotel, Brecon. MTTCHELL.—On 16th inst., at Llanfrechfa Grange, Elizabeth Harcourt, the beloved wife of Mr. F. J. Mitchell, ir. her seventy-seventh year. PAIN.—September 16. iglo. Oswald, dearly-beloved Husband of Edith Pain. Funeral leaving Windsor- plare. Penarth, Three p.m.. Wednesday, for St. Augustine's Church. Gentlemen only, POWELL.—.Tehosaphat Powell, Llangunidr (late Rhiw- garn Farm), aged 84. died September 16th. Public funeral Tuesday. September 2C. No flowers. REES.—On September 16th, at Treferig Isaf, near Llantrisant. Hetty, aged 13, the belored daughter of Annie Harry, and grand-daughter of Esther Davies, 7, Cwmsaerpren-street, TreherberL Funeral Tuesday next, for Glyntaff Cemetery, strictly priva". THOMAS.—On September 15th, at Broomball, East Armey, Fanny, the beloved wife of Bobert Thomas, and youngest daughter of the late George Fisher Radyr, Glam. ACKNOWLKDG MENTS. MOORE.—The Widow, the Son. and Daughters of the late Mr. William Moore. Rose Cottage. Wentce, tender their heartfelt thanks to their many friends who have sympathised with them in their sudden and sad bereavement, also for beautifw floral tributes sent. PhILLIPS.-Mr. and Mrs. W. Phillips, Dryslwyn, Abercrsve, tender sincere thanks to all friends for ths many expressions of sympathy, and also for floral tributes, in their recent sad bereavement. IN MEMORIAM. BALE.-In Loving Memory of Agnes. the beloved wife of T. J. Baie. who died September 19th. 1909. We miss her and mourn her in silence unseen, And dwell on the happy days that have been; Forsaken and forgotten by some she might be. But the grave that contains her is sacred to me. -Her loving HuSband and Children.—B.I.P. LOVE.—In Ever Loving Memory of our darling and only Child Royat, of 12, Pleasant View, Bedlinog, by accident, on September lb, 1907.—Ever remem- bered.—Softly at night the stars are gleaming. Upon a silent grave, Where there sleepeth without dream- ing. One we loved but could not save.—From his loving Father and Mother. WEBB.—In Loving Memory of Benjamin, beloved Husband of Alma Webb, who died at Tewkesbury, Mass. U.S.A.. September 18th, 1909, late of 62, Stockland-street, Grange, Cardiff, and Caldy Island.
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CHURCH PARADE A combined Church paratie of Friendly Societies was held a.t fjt Martins Church, Caerphilly, on Sunday. All the local lodges of the Friendly Societies were represented, the members wearing their regalia., ae well as bra-riches of Trades Unions, the Boy Scout*. Boy Brigades, and Ambulance Brigades. The proceesion, which was headed by mecmber6 of the Caerphilly District Council, was accompanied by several bands of music- The Rey. Comiop Prioe, vicar of St. Martin's, conducted the service at the church and preached from an appropriate text, rcooonme-isdmg the primaples of forbe&ranoe one with another and mutual help. After the service as a paa-ty of Scouts were returning to TafFe Weil they came upon two Vowg men named Edwards and Sullivan, of Cardiff, who had met with a nasty cycle aooident on tiib hilL The Taft" Well ambu- lance squad -was called up by bugle and rendered aid to the two youths, who were afterwards assisted, to the railway station.
JEWELLERY FOR BAIL Eline Smith, wok*hor»ok-eeper at T-ydcwm Park, who last Wedivesday was ohsuged with stealing a rabbit a.nd dripping, the property of her master. Mx. Charles Bathunsr. M.P. and who. oil the case being adjourned, was urbahle to find bail. has, we undeistand, now found a surety in the A. Windsor, Baptist minister, whoae church she attended. It will be romembsre-d that the prisoner unsuccessfully offered hec- jewellery (M surety.
George Hatcher, a Winchester man, serving as stoker OTL the destroyer Foxhound, hae died at Haslar Naval Hospital from brain injuries received when knocked down by a hansom at Portsmouth on Saturday night.
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