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Cricket. USE V, Y.M.C.A. (CARDIFF.) 1 The second match of 'he season between these teams was played at ITsli on Saturday last, in splendid weather. Usk went to the wickets first, T. Rees and S. A. Hiley facing the trundling of W. K. Duncan and B. Cheetham. Hiley was missed in the slips off the first ball from Duncan, but was clean bowled next ball. F. Hill partnered Rees and opened the so ring with a boundary hit. Rees •was run out before any addition wits made to this Score. A. C Hiley followed, and the score was taken to :38, before he was dismissed, A change in the bowling was made here, J. p Jones relieving Cheetham at the pavilion end. F. J. Edmundt, went in, and after hitting a two was caught at point 'bv W. E. Bulmer. S. C. Moseley followed, and after 8 runs had been added to the score, Hill, who bad 'been batting well, was oat l.b.w. A. G. Wallace and Moseley were then together, and the lformec, after getting 2 singles and a boundary, was ,dismissed by Joues. W. A. Williams and Moseley made a good stnndf but the former was missed ty Thomas before he had scored. The score reached 92 before Moseley, who had compiled 18. was clean bowled by Cheetbam. W. F. Roberts and M. Baines were both dismissed by Cheetham before breaking thir "ducks." WilKanas carried out has fcat for 19, and the Usk innings closed for 96. G. P. Thomas and W. E. Bulmer opened the T.M.C.A. inning to the bowtrog of W. F. Roberts and A. G. Wailace. Bulmer was bowled by Roberts with the score at 3, and Duacan, who followed, was Tun out without making any addition. F. Bulmer partnered the Cardiff skipp«r, but his stay was also trief, being dismissed by Wallace, after a bounèary jhit. Butterworth and Thomas tock the score to 30, when a double change was made in the bowling, F. J. Edmunds relieviug Wallace, and W. A. Williams taking Roberts' place. Wallace missed Thomas off Williams' second ball. At 47, Butterworth, who bad contributed 11, was smartly caught and bowled by Edmunds. B. Cheatham joined Thomas, and' the latter, after 2 runs kad been added, was sent back by Williami;, tfter contributing a steadily compiled 45. Felly joined Cheatham, and the half- cetitury went up. Wallace relieved Edmunds ht S9, and Cbeetham with a boundary, subsequently passed the U k score. Moeeley missed Pelly m the elipa a run after the placing of the century, but "Williams disturbed Cheetham after he bad made 45. D. C. Duncan's stay was brief, he being bowled first fcall from Williams at the same total, aDd the innings closed far 123. Scores-- csc. T. Rees, run out 0 S. A. Hiley, b W. K. Duncan 0 F. Hill, lbw J. Jones 24 A. Hiley, b Duncan 0 19 F. Edmunds, c W.E. Bulmer, b Cancan 2 8. E. Moseley, b Cheetham IS Rev H. J. Bates, lbw, b J. P. Jones. 6 A. G. Wallace, b J. P. Jones 6 W. A. Williams, not out 10 W. F. Roberts, b Cheetham 0 S. Baines, b Cheetham 0 Extras. 2 Total.96 CARDIFF (Y.M.C.A.) G. P. Thomas, b W. A. Williams 19 W. E. Butuler. b W. F. Roberts 1 W. K. Duucan, run out 0 F. B. N. Buluner, b A. G. Wallace 11 R. Butterworth, c and b F. Edmunds 11 B. Cheetham, b W. A. Williams 45 J. G. Pelly, c Williams, b Wallace 20 D. 1 •iiman. b W. A. Williams 0 A. H. Morgan, not out 6 F. Kitto, lbw, b A. G. Wallace. 1 J. P. Joi Hfj. b A, G. Wallace 0 Extras o 9 Total 123 MR. H. G. POWELL'S XI. (USK), V. PENRHOS. This. the second match, was played at Penrhos on Wednesday, and resulted in a win for the visitors ty 39 runs on the first inniDgs, thanks principally to the batting of G. Edmunds. The Rev W. C. Feethsm bospititbly entertained the teams to tea. &ores PiRNEHos-First Innings. J. U. Thumper, c Williams, b Thomas. 9 W. C. Feetham, b A Thomas 14 J. Bradney, c Powell, bT. Williams.. I C. Evan. c Williams, b T Williams.. 15 A. Da vies, e and b T. Williams 0 J. Seotborne. b J. Marfell 1 Tom Jones, b J, Marfell 6 J. W. Trurnppr, b T Williams I Thos. Rees, ran out 0 Thos. Drtvien, st Edmnnds, b Williams. 0 A. Prosner, not out 2 Extras 5 Total 54 Second lauinga. J. H. Trumper, c Etheridge, b Hiley 7 Rev W. Feetham, a Marfell, bHiley.. 3 J. Bradney, c Powell, b Hiley 0 <3. C. Evans, b Edmunds 16 R. Davis, c Smith, b Watkins I J. Seaborne, c Edmunds, b Watkins 9 Tom Jones e Edmunds, b Watkins. 2 T. Rees, b Hiley 3 J. H. Trumper, b Edmnnds 4 "Thos. Davies. b Edmunds 0 Â. Pro r, b Hiley 0 Extras 1 Total 46 UpK. A. C. Hiley, o Evans, b Trumper 7 ]R. J. Fdwards, b Feetham 6 T. Williams, run out 3 It. Etberiige, b Feetham 16 ,A. J. Thomas, c Feetham 3 B. G. Powell, rnn out 3 L. S. Davies. b Feetham. I <3-. Edmunds, not out 36 J. H. Marfell, b Feetham 1 F. Watkins, b A. Davis. 0 Tom Smith, c Trumper 4 Extras 13 Total.. 93 )
Journalists Complimented by the I King. In reply to an address of congratulation offered by representatives of British newspapers who followed their Majesties during their recent tour in Ireland, Lord Kuollys, his Majesty's private secretary, writes: Gentlemen,-I am commanded by the King and Queen to thank you, the representatives of the British press, who followed them on the occasion of their recent visit to Ireland, for your address, and for your warm and loyal congratulations on the success of their visit, and on the receptions which were accorded to them throughout their tour. I am further desired to express the King's appreciation of the tact and the unostentatious way in which you carried out your difficult and often delicate duties in Ireland, and likewise of the excellent accounts which have appeared in the newspapers which his Alajesty has been able to read-and he has read mary of them-of what took place iu connection with the Irish Tiait.
Brothers Drowned at Jersey. At Jersey, to-day, two brothers, visitors. from London, were carried out to sea while- bathing and drowned. Father and sweet- heart of one of the brothers saw tha, accident from the shore.
Further Hurricane Feared in Jamaica. New York, Friday. A despatch from Jamaica says that the- barometer has dropped four points, andl a gale is raging. Another hurricane is. feared. 0 C)
Pugilism. New York, The great fight be Ween CoS^and^ Jefferies for the world's championship takes. place at San Franeisco to-night. Betting is ten to four on Jefferies. °
Lord Salisbury Stronger. Lord Salisbury's- private seer, t try wires. to Central News to-day that Lord Salisbury is slightly stronger this morning. 0 0
Stocks. Stocks less steady.
THE NEW POPE. Pope Pius X., whose coronation took- place on Sunday, enters upon his pontificate in the most favourable circumstances. He has already had many opportunities of demonstrating his fitness for the exalted office and the general opinion is that he has been equal to every occasion. A very important: punt is that he is reported to be persona grata to the King of Italy. Leo XIII. cherished from the beginning of his reign a 0 13 hope that the temporal power would bo- restored to the Vatican, and declared that, Italy would never prosper as she might so long as Rome was occupied by the King's. troops. The statement that the Kino- and Queen have a very kindly feeling towards the new Pope, and recall with pleasure- their relations with him when he was. Patriarch of Venice," appears to indicate a belief on the part of his Majesty that during- the Pontificate of Pius X. a modus vivendi- between the Vatican and the Royal Court. may be found.
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USK. PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY. Before R. RICKARDS, Esq. (in the chair), H. j HUMPHREYS, Esq, HAROLD A. WILLIAMS, Esq., and S. A. HILEY, Esq. 1 AN OLD OrlFNcs.-Philip Lewis, labourer, of Llangeview, Ufk, was brought up in custody, charged with stealing three live ferrets, value 7s tid, the property of Henry E. Stiiieheombe, at Monks- wood, on April 2211ci, 1899. -Proqecutor stated that prisoner came to his house on Friday, 21st April, 1899, and wanted to buy all the ferrets prosecutor had for the purposes of ratting at Ltatihiilleth. Ultimately it wa« agreed that he should have oiie at 3s 6d, but he would not take it that night, and promised to come for it on the morrow. On the Sunday following the ferrets were missed. They were subsequently recovered and returned to him by the polica.-Arthar Stiuchcombe corroborated, and said he saw prisoner lurking about the premises on the Stitarday.-P.C. Bititit, Pontypool, spoke to finding two of the ferrets at prisoners' lodgings at Llanhilleth and another, which he had sold, at Crtimliii.-P.S. Sheddick said prisoner was arrested under a warrant taken oat on the information of prosecutor at the time. Prisoner then apparently absconded, but was arrested on leaving prison after serving a term, TApoll con. viction at Blackwood, on Saturday. Witness took charge of prisoner te take him from the railway station to the pris,-ii on the 10th July, and on the way be said" What about them ferrets ? I suppose you will have ine for that when I come out. I know IhHfllthem. You get two r-magistrates [ should like to get it finished with. L"lIt Saturday when the warraut was read TO him prisoner asked if that was the only one.—Prisoner admitted that he took the ferrets, aud was sentenced to one month's hard labour. DismizisilD.-WillidM Mann. a farm labourer, was brought up in custody charged with being drunk on the license t premises of the Bell Iun, Llanbadoc, on the previous night, and further with resisting P.S. Sheddick in the execution of hii duty. —Prisoner denied that he was tipsy.—P.S. Sheddick stated that, having beard that a man had gone down the Llanbadoc-ruad who was endeavour- ing to sell eome clo hes, he went in search of him, and found the prisouer in the Bell Inn, wh-re he was sitting down drunk. Witness asked whose I clothes were in his bundle, and wanted to see j them. Defendant said they were not witness's, J subsequently dropped the bundle, and was going off. Witness caught hold of him to prevent him leaving, and defendant "grabbed" him by the jacket. The landlady came to witness's assistance, and he got piisouer on hia back, where he kicked and struggled. Witness sent for P.C. Mitchell, and together they took Maun to the htation.-P.C. Mitchell and Thomas Harrhy alfo gave evidence.— In the result the Bench discharged the prisoner with a wariling. TKANSFEK.—The transfer of the licence of the Six Bells Inn, Usk. was granted to William Chilcott from Charles Page.
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MONMOUTH. I POLICE COURT, MONDAY. I A LAZY TRAmp.-Edwari Smith, 30, a tramp. was charged wilh refusing to complete his task of atone-breaking in the casual ward that morning. The testimony of Mr Burnfield, porter, went to show that the prisoner was given the recently." increased task of flewt. of atone to break. Prisoner commenced the task. but was discovered with two big pieces of stone forced between the bars of the 11 grating to enlarge the aperture and thus reduce the work. On being ordered to brf-ak the larger pieces again he refused to do any more work. Sentenced to seven days' imprisonment.
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PONTYPOOL. I POLICE COURT, SATURDAY. I Before A. A. WILLIAMS, Esq. (in the chair), W. L. PHArr, Esq., E. FOWLBR, Esq., and Alderman D. JONES. I UOHBRD HIS SISTER.—John Matthews, haulier, I Abersychan, was charged with stealing 25J, the property of his sister, Mary Jaue Martin, at Abersychan, between the 5th and 6th August. I The evidence showed that the defendant lived with his married sister, at 156, High-street, Abersychan. The money was locked up in the drawer of a sewing machine by Mrs Martin, and was left there whilst she was absent from home from Wednesday morning to Thursday night. Prisoner was left alone in the house on Wednesday night, and when Mrs Martin returned on Thursday, she found that the drawer had been forced open with a poker and the money taken. Prisoner was also missing, and she put the case in the hands of the police, as she thought that it was enough to keep him as she had been doing without losing the money as well. Upon being arrvsted prisoner said that he had only had 12s.-There were 23 previous convictions for various offences, and prisoner was sentenced to two months' hard labour. MISCELLANEOUS CASES.—For being drunk and disorderly, Henry Brooks, Garndiifaith, 10s; George Bundou. Cwmynyscoy, 7s 6d John Powell, Abersychan, 10s, and James Agus and William Scrivens, 7s 6d each, for riotous conduct at Pontnevvynydd. D. AND D.—Harriet James, married woman, Pontypool, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly at Pontypool on the 2nd August, and was fined 10s. OVEITCROWDINS A BRAKB.—Charles Fry, brake driver, was summoned for overcrowding a brake at Pontnewynydd on the 6th June.—Mr W. H. Y. Bythwav prosecuted on behalf of the Abersychan Urban Distriot Couiicil.-P.G. Shott said that the defendant had nine persons in his brake, whereas he was only licensed to c-rry six. This was a common occurrence on a Saturday.—Defendant said that the men had got on the stepper, and that he had ordered them off. Fined 7s 6d. WOMEN AT VARIAriCH.-Aunia Green was summoned for assaulting Rachel Parcel, at Pontypool, on the 4th August, and there was a cross-summons.—Rachel Parcel said that she had occasion to complain to Mrs Green of her child's couduct, and Mrs Green followed her to a neigh- bour s house, where she scratched her face and pulled her hair. A lively discussion ensued between the two women, and the Chairman, observed, Do, please, let us have one at a time." —In the cross-summons Mrs Green said that Mrs Parcel threatened her child, made bad insiuua. tions, and struck her. They then fell to the ground together.—The Clerk When August comes round there are always a lot of these women's cases. (Laughter.)—Finqd 10s each. CLAIM AGAISST AN INSURANCE COMPANY.—New Era Assurance Company, Ltd., was summoned by David Williams, clerk, Pontypool, for non- payment of X21 12s, due upon an insurance policy.—Mr W. J. Everett, solicitor, Pontypool, applied for an adjournment for a week, saying that he did not think he would have to trouble the magistratesjagain, as it was likely the case would be settled.
GENERAL. FOOLIHH WORKMEN FROM PONTYPOOL. At Crickhowell Petty Sesoions on Thursday in les, week, Ernest Llewellyn and David Price, both of Sebastopol, near Pontypool, steelworkers, were charged with stealing a gold watch and a metal chain, the property of Miss M. A. Brown, barmaid of the Cambrian Arms Hotel, Crickbowell. Mr Thomas Vaughan defended. Prosecutrix said that on the 18th of July a brake party, of which defendants were members, dined at the hotel, and had access to the bathroom adjoining the bedroom. The watch was missed from the latter room the same evening. The landlord wrotu to the secretary of the party on the following evening, and had a reply that nothing was known of it. Charles Haines (the secretary) stated that on 'ftceiving the landlord's letter he made strict i iqniri(>«. but all who joined the party denied any knowledge as to the missing watch. On the luiiuwiufc Thursday the deleudauts came and handed him the watch and chain, saying they were ashamed to do so bt fore. He afterwards handed it to the police. Both prisoners were in driuk on the Saturday. tsssaaa Other evidence taken was to the effect that Llewellyn admitted taking the watch and handing it to Price the following Tuesday, with a view to its being returned to the owner. The Bench acquitted Price, saying bif conduct was mcst foolish, and that he had had a very narrow escape. As to Llewellyn, there was clear evidence of the act. He might have made good his plea of no criminal intent if he had made amends at once. He was fined;C2 and costs.
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:i- Parliamentary. ,:¡ In the House of Commons, on Thursday, when the Indian Budget was discussed, Lord George Hamilton rep. rted that there were gratifying evidences of prosperity and that the taxation would be reduced to an important degree. He favoured the payment by India of part of the cost of the new army corps at the Cape. A motion in favour of the abolition of the taxes on goods imported into India, moved ou behalf of Lancashire trade, was defeated. The Parliamentary Session closes to-day (Friday).
Monmouthshire and Caerleon I Antiquarian Society. I The members of this Society met at Caerwent at noon, on Mouday, when Mr A. T. Martin, M.A., F.S.A., delivered an able and detailed address on I the excavations made in the Romano-British City of Venta Siluruin. After luncheon, the explorations were inspeoted by members and their friends, under the guidance of Mr Martin and Mr A. E. HudJ, F.S.A., and the carefully-arranged specimens of pottery, stones, etc., deposited in the Museum were closely examined. Thanks, principally, to the great personal interest Lord Tredesrar his taken in the excavations, and the substantial assistance he has rendered, extensive progress has been made itince the Society held its last meeting at Caerwent two years ago, and one of the most interesting finds examined on Monday was a large, inscrib-id stone, recording the services and virtue,4 of a Roman Pro- consul, whose name has not yet been deciphered. A hypocaust, showing the perfect system of house- warming practised by the Romans, also claimed special attention, as did the amphitheatre—the inner wall of which forms a complete circle. Other objeots of great interest were the recently-discovered north gate, and the south-west wtLI1 of the city, which is thought to be the highest wall of the Roman period to be found in Britain. Amonirst those present at the meeting were Lord Tredegar (president), Mr F. J. Mitchell (treasurer), and Airs Mitchell, Sir Arthur, Lidy, and Miss Mackworth, Col. Mansel and Mr C. Mansel, Col. T. A. Bradney, Cauon Harding, the Rev Downing (vicar of Caerwent), Mrs A. E. Bowen and Miss Bowen, Mrs and Miss Michletbwaite. Air and 51re Pilliner, Mr and Mrs Harold A. Williams, A-liss E. Buckingham. Mr King, Mr W. Haines (Penpergwm). &c. A.t the close of the proceedings the vicar of Caerwent very hospitably entertained a large number of the visitors at tea at the Vicarage.
Ambulance Work- I MONMOUTH BOROUGHS 'CUP COMPETITION. The annual meeting of the Monmouth Boroughs Ambulance Cup competition was held at the Town Hall, Newport, oil Sunday, Mr W. B. Cleaver presiding over a large attendance. I The Secretary, in presenting his first annual report, said the silver cup, which is valued at £ 30, is the gift of the Borough Member, Sir Joseph Lawrence. The competition took place at the Tredegar Hall, on October 9th, when five local teams competed. The judge, in giving his award, said the competition was a very keen one. The cup was awarded to tha Boy.-t' Brigade, and the second prize to the G.W.R. Dock-street team. It was, the judge said, impossible for him to decide who did the best individual work, and he could not, therefore, award the gold medal offered by Dr Hamilton. In the evening the judge conducted an ambulance display, when Lady Lawrence presented the cup and prizes to the winners. Dr Hamilton and the members of the competing teams were determined that the gold medal should be won, and a competition took place in February last. Great interest was taken in it, and the medal wat awarded to A. Kelly, a member of the G.W.R. Dock Street team. The balance-sheet showed that there was a balance in hand of over £3 The Chairman said they would be justified in feeling satisfied with the result of the competition. It was a new venture, and the committee had no precedent to go upon. The balance in hand was one of which they could feel proud. Dr Neville proposed that the report and balance-sheet be adopted.—This was seconded, and carried. The f Howing officers were elected :-President, Sir Joseph Lawrence; vice-presidents, Lord Tredegar, the Mayor, Mr J. Macaulay, and Dr Garrod Thomas; treasurer, Mr A. I. Sinclair (chief constable) secretary, Mr John H. Hill. The committee will be made up of four representatives from each of the classes joining in the competition, together with the various officer-. A discussion took place as to alterations of Rule 5, which stated that the examiners at the cup competition should be chosen by the St. John Ambulance Society. It was proposed and seconded that the examiners should be chosen out of the local practitioners.—After discussion, it was decided to let the rule remain as at present. The date and place of meeting was left in the hands of the committee. The Chairman, in answer to a question, said that the various large works in the district had been written to asking for their support. Mr Buckley called attention to the proposal to obtain a horse ambulance for the t,)wn. Mr Macaulay had promised to give one-third of the cost. He hoped that subscriptions would be forthcoming, and that the members of that competition would give their support. The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks to the chairman and officers.
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FATALLY BITTRN BY A SNAxr,David John Manuel, Mason Cottage, Trebedw, died from snake poisoning on Saturday afternoon at Rook Cottage, Llandyssul. The lad went oat for a walk with his grandfather, Edward Havard, on Thursday, and they were picking flowers when deceased was bitten on th" as)( oi the leg by a big snake. He was immediately taken to LlandYllsul to bo medically treated by Dr A. T. Evans, M.B., and later on Dr H. H. Davies was called in, as well as Nurse Evans. In apite of the most careful treatment the boy died within about 4S hours of the occurrence. ACCIDENT WITH A TRAILER.—A serious motor- cycle accident occurred on Sunday afternoon on the Glyn-Neath road, Vale of Neath. Mr Houlson, cycle manufacturer. Tredegar, who was cycling to Swansea, was riding a motor, with a trailer attached. In the latter was his wife. Thev were travelling at a good speed, when the loosening of a nut caused the rod connecting the cycle to the trailer to become detached. Lgrs Hoiilsoti wtti thrown out, falling on her head. She was taken in an unconccious condition to a house, where she was attended to by Dr Prilic, of Aberdulais. Late on Sunday nisht the injured lady had partially recovered consciousness^
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Monmouthshire Volunteer Artillery in Camp. There was a large attendance at Portskewett on Friday for the annual inspection of the let Monmouthshire Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers, who had been in camp since Saturday August 1st. The brigade, under the command of Colonel C. T. Wallin, was on the drill ground on the high land known as Dagger's Field, above the camp, to receive the inspecting officer, Colonel M. Û. Hopkins, R.A., on his arrival from Cardiff. The strength of all ranks on parade was 17 officers, 33 sergeants, 6 trumpeters, and 420 rank and file, making a total of 471). The three batteries were under the command of the following officers:- No. 3 (Panteg), Major H. D. E. Williams; No. 2 (Risca), Captain Hugh Watts; No. 1 (Newport), Captaiu the Hon J. M. Rolls. After the inspection, the dismounted men returned to camp, and the remainder took up a position for attack. The enemy were supposed to be on the other side of the Severn, ensconced behind a high hedge, and gun drill was gone through to dislodge them from that position. After this series of movements was completed, Colonel Wallis handed over the command of the Brigade to Major and Hon. Lieut.-Colonel Clifford Phillips, and a move was made to a position on tho river front, where four guns belonging to the Rbca Battery were drawn up. For some time these guns were fired at dummy targets more than a mile away, and the firiug was watched by the large crowd of spectators with much interest. Then case shot was substituted, and wooden targets, a hundred yards or so away, were riddled through and through, the ground ploughed up. and the fencing coming in for damage. The manoeuvres over, Colonel Hopkins was taken through the lines. The men stood outside their tents in a row, with their bedding, etc., in front of them. Afterwards, at the invitation of Colonel Walli? and the officers of the Brigade, a luncheon was given to invited guests.
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Markets. MONMOUTH, CATTLB, Monday.—There was a good supply of beef, mostly of secondary quality, trade dragging. Veal scarce, with good demand. Sheep Trade quiet, except in lambs, which sold well. Pig trade better, small porkers and three months' pigs making satisfactory prices. Quota- tions :—Best beef made up to 7jd, other qualities from 5Jd veal, about 9d; wether mutton 8d to 8d, ewe 7d to 7fd lamb, 9d to gid per lb pork, lis to 113 9d per ecore. Auction prices:—The following prices were realised under the hammer of Messrs. Nelmes, Poole, and Atkins (Monmouth, Newnham, and Stroud) Fat beasts, £ 15 to J17 178 6d; calves, t3 to L3 lis; wethers 35s to 39s, ewes 308 to 358 fid lambs, 258 to 29s 6d. CHBPSTOW, CATTLR, Tue.-day.-Short supply, but good attendance. Best beef, 7d per lb; second quality, flid; veal, Hd to 8d wether mutton. 8d; ewe, 6d to 7d; lamb, 9d. Porkers, 8s 6d to 9a 6d per score. NEWPORT, CORN, Wednesday.—The market was rather slow to-day. There was no change in the prices of grain. Fines 23s 6d. NBWPOKT, CATTLE, Wednesday.—There was a short supply, but the demand was brisk. Best beef, 6^d to 7d seconds, 61,1 to 6.1d; cows, 6-ld .4 :f to B}d: best wether mutton, 8d ewe, 6d to 7d; 4 lamb, 8d to 8d; veal, 7d to 91. 2 NBWPORT, CHBESB, Wednesday.—The atten- dance was good, and a brisk trade was done. Caerphillys, 30s to 40s fancy dairies, 47s to 49s ■ doubles, 56s; Derbys, 56s to 60a truckles, 56s to 63s.
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CURRENT TOPICS. I ON COAL SUPPLIES. I Some very important evidence has been tendered before the Royal Commission on Coal Supplies, and it is to be hoped that when the Commission report, they will devote some attention to that aspect of the question which they are appointed to con- sider. There is an apprehension in the minds of a good many people that in the course of time our supply of coal will be exhausted. But as we all know, "a penny saved is a penny earned," and it is obvious that if the consumption of coal could be reduced 50 per cent. the supply would last twice as long as it otherwise would. Several witnesses from Leeds, Bolton, and other great manufacturing towns gave evidence to the effect that such an economy might be effected by the general adoption of engines, boilers, etc, of the best type. That, of course, is a question for experts, but it has struck a good many people that a great part of the heat from their fire-places goes up the chimney, and that it should be I possible to prevent such waste. Further, the house refuse, which is carted away by J the dustman, contains a large proportion of n coal and cinders, and where this material is not utilised by the corporation-as it is in many towns-there is a considerable waste. MEDICAL MEN AND THE MOTOR BILL. ) Some people trouble themselves a good deal about things that will be sure to right themselves. For example, a medical paper urges that an effort ahould be made in Parliament to obtain some latitude for medical men in reference to the operation of the Motor Bill. The idea apparently is that the law should be suspended in the case of a medical man summoned to an urgent case,, but no doctor need vex himself iu the least on that subject. The tendency of public opinion would be to give the medical men. in such circumstances too much liberty rather than too little, and the authority- that ordered a prosecution would cover' itself with obliquy. But at the same time a doctor is only humm, and it would not be. well to put temptation in his way by allow- ing him a general liberty to drive as fast aa" he pleases. On another subject a legal paper raises the point that there is no satis- factory precedent for the action of the King' in pardoning a Connemara peasant whose- wife had appealed to the Queen. That may- be so, but nobody cares twopence whether there is a precedent or not. In every Royal progress some 11 fond beggar manages to touch the Crown without being struck I down with the sceptre, but nobody thinks of weighing such incidents in golden scales.
I Sir J. Blundell Maple. Sir J. Blundell Maple Lad a very good! n night, and is making satisfactory 0 progress.
The Appropriation Bill. 1 arhament met this morning to pass third reading of the Appropriation Bill before the winding up of the Session, C,
Cricket. All cricket delayed by rain. No play at: Leyton to-day.