CAERLEON. Aarent-Miss M, A. Evans, Nemsaqent, Cross-street. RECEIVING ORDER.—The following has appeared in "The Gazette" :—Bankruptcy Acts: Receiving rder.-William Henry Arnold, trading as Arnold Bros., atithe Bridge, Caerleon, fruit merchant. 0
CHEPSTOW. I- Agent.-Miss Clark BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The fortnightly meeting 1 was held on Saturday, Mr G-, Seys presiding. It I was decided to give each out-door pauper house- hold an extra fid. per week as a coal allowance till March 30th.-The Rev W. H. Williams, chairman of the finance committee, said that the Gloucester. shire County Council's call for this quarter last year was £487. and this year it was X866, whilst the Monmouthshire County Council's call last year was X443, and this year £ 743.It was decided to summon all parishes who did not pay their calls within a wer-k.-The Master reported upon the overcrowded state of the Workhouse on the men's side, there being 93 men against 29 women, and he was instructed to make the best temporary arrangement he could.—Mr H. Bircham, Poor Law Inspector, made an entry in the visitors' book to the effect that he inspected the house on the previous Tuesday and found the rooms clean and in good order, but that the sick wards were overcrowded and in no way sufficient for the requirements of the union: that the nurses' accommodation was entirely inadequate and that he proposed to report to the Local Government Board.
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MONMOUTH. I A94nt9—>ti»\Cafrev*Bnk**lUrm If>»*•<*i. FORTHCOMING MARRIAGE.—It is announced that the marriage arranged between Captain N. J. Hopkins, R E., only son of Major Hopkins, late 49fh Regiment, and Dorothy, eldest daughter of Colonel Walwyn, Oroft-y-bwla. Monmouth, will take place on the 20th of January. MGVCCESSES OF A MONMOUTH STUDENT.—Henry Skymner Mathematical Scholarship at Balliol College, Oxford, has been awarded to Robert Petrie, of Monmouth Grammar School. The scholarship is of the value of £ 90 a year, and I tenable for five years, provided that the scholar resides at Ballio] College, conducts himself to the college, continues the study of mathematics or natural philosophy or astronomy. Mr Petrie distinguished himself by coming out first in order of merit amongst the senior candidates in the Oxford local examinations in 1902 and 1903, this being the first occasion that any candidate had secured such success. FAT STOCK SHOW.—At the show on Wednesday there was a moderate supply of fat stock, with a bri-k demand. Veal in good 8upply,trade dragging. Stores scarce. Good milch cows made up to X15! cows and calves from L15 10s to X18. Mutton scarce, with a quick sale. Pork in good supply and brisk demand. Quotations :-Best beef 6d to 6-!d, other qualities 51 to õd; veal 8d to Sid; wether mutton up to 8d ewe ditto 6d to 7d lamb up to 8d per lb pork about 9a bacon about 8s per score. I Auction prices:—Bullocks, £ 15 10s to 926 5s; heifers, JE14 10s to £ 22 2-J 6d; fat calves 38s to 64s store calves up to 35s; wethers, 38s 6d to 47s ewes 34s to 438 6 i; lambs, 24s 6d to 43s 6d; porkers, 418 to 72s baconers, 95 to £5 lfs. Prizes given by the auctioneers (Messrs Nalmes. Poole, and Atkins, Monmouth, Newnhtm, and Stroud) were awarded as follow:-For the best three bullocks in the market (a silver cup, value three guineas), Mr John Davies, Red Honse, Mitchell Troy. For the best thrbe heifers (a silver cup, value three guineis), Mr Jones, Diogestow (jouct. ThLore were a number of other prizes given.
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T PONTYPOOL. I AIJUiû-Jlr. J. ffardin r Market Bookstall. Mr Fteldhouse The Market, an l itensi ..Jones and EJtwarh. TOURNAMENT.-A billiard and whist tournament between members of the Newport (Stow Hill) aud Pontypool Constitutional Clubs was played at Pontypool on Thursday night week. At billiards Newport proved their superiority, winning four out of thn six games played, and scoring 676 as against 390 registered by the resident players. Pontypool at whist, however, won four out of five games played.
Drill-Hall Opened by Colonel Bradney at Abercarn. I I The building fitted up as a drill-hall for I I Company, 3rd V.B.S. W. B. was formally declared open, at a smoking concert, by Colonel Braduey on the 10th inat. Mr J. F. Tallis, Ebbw Vale, presided. The old armoury was condemned by the War Office, aud the present building, which is near the Prince of Wales Colliery, has been secured the War Office, and the present building, which is near the Prince of Wales Colliery, has been secured I and fitted up as a drill-hall. Colonel Bradney, said it was a very pleasant duty on his part to declare the drill-hall open. He hoped that now they had such a building the company would make further progres. He expressed his indebtedness to Mr Tallis and the directors of the Ebbw Vale Company for the kind way in which they treated the Volunteer move- ment. He gave the toast of "The Ebbw Vale Company," and coupled with it the name of Mr Tallis, who made an appropriate response. Other toasts were honoured, and Colonel Bradney presented Colour-Sergeant Meredith with the officers' cup awarded for efficiency of drill and marksmanship. During the evening a capital miscellaneous programme was gone through.
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USK. I PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY. I Before H. HUMPHREY?, E«q (in the chair), and S. A. HILEY, Egq. FACTORY ACT CASE. I Miss Annie Jones, dressmaker, Usk, was sum- moned under the Factory Act for neglecting to have a prescribed abstract of the Act affixed in her work. lehop.-I)efendant pleaded that she did not know it was her duty to get the abstract or she would have done so.—Mr Arthur Wolfe, H.M. Inspector, Cardiff, said there were seven protected persons in the Workshop when he called on the 19th November, aDd no abstract. Defendant had been on the premises eleven months, and should have given notice to the inspector of the occupation in January last. If she hud done that he wouid only have been too pleased to have sent an abstract and to have explained the provisions of the Act. The Home Office ordered a prosecution because of the number .of II protected" persons engaged in the workshop, but there was no suggestion of an infringement of the Act with regard to boiir-i, etc.—The Chairman pointed out that the maximum penalty was £ 2, but defendant was only called upon to pay costs (5a.) MAINTENANCE CASES. I Bernard Blakemore. labourer, Llanbadoc, was summoned for allowing hi* parents to become chargeable to the Pontypool Union, 3* per week in kind being gratited.-iNIr T. Watkins, solicitor, Pontypool, and clerk to the Guardians, prosecuted. —Attendance officer L. S. Davies gave formal evidence.—Defendant said he was willing to con- tribute if steps were taken to make his brother also pay.—An order against him of Is per week was made, with costs. IItyd RedmaD, labourer, Usk, was summoned for neglecting to pay 15s due under a maintenance order. — Mr Watkins said defendant never paid until he was summoned, and he had been committed on previous occasions.—Defendant's mother appeared and "¡d the money would be paid in a fortnight.— The Btnch committed delendant for 21 days, the warranr, to be suspended for 21 days. Thomas Redman, collier, Newbridge, was similarly summoned for 16s.—In this case defendant ■who was a better payer than his brother, had sent 6s on account, and he was now committed for 14 days, the warrant to be suspended for 14. EXTENSION. Mr C. E. Wagstaff, of the Three Salmon's Hotel, was granted an extension till 2 a.m. on the 29'h December on the occasion of an invitation dance.
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COUNTY COURT, THURSDAY. Before His Honour Judge OWEN. PLAINTIFF HON-SUITED, Richard H. Marfell, farmer, Llancayo, Utlk, sued Robert Derrett for El 2s for team labour supplied to haul slopings, &c., from the roads. Mr T. "Catkins (Messrs. Watkins and Co., solicitors, Usk and Pontypool), appeared for the defendant, and said plaintiff bad the equivalent value in the matter hauled away. In reply to His Honour, plaintiff said the defendant gave the order for the work as surveyor to the Pontypool Rural District Council. He had done about half-a-day's similar work before, for which he was not paid some two years ago. The claim was made up for two horses and carta and one man for two days. Mr Watkins said he did not dispute the amount. In cross-examination, plaintiff said defendant, as surveyor, asked him to haul the road scrapings, &c., on the Llancayo road, and not only those which were opposite the land that he occupied. In reply to Hia Honour, who said most people were glad to have the scrapings, plaintiff said he considered them of practically no value. His Honour Is there any obligation on the part of those whose land adjoins the road to haul away the scrapings? Mr Watkins: No, sir, I think Dot. It has been customary in this district since 1835 for the farmers to haul the stuff away. One or two districts had started to pay for this, and the present action is an attempt to make the Rural JDiatrict Council pay for the work. In reply to His Honour, plaintiff said about two- thirds of the scrapings, &c were opposite his own land. In reply to Mr Watkins, plaintiff said he had no recollection of telling Mr Derretr, that he should expect payment, nor of the Surveyor saying that it had not yet come to that. He did not know the number o(lnad hauled. He could not say if the number was 25. His Honour: Why did you not sue the Councij ?-I thought the man who gave the order for the work the proper one to sue. Mr Watkins: You knew he gave you the order in his capacity as Surveyor to the Rural District Council ?- Yes. His Honour intimated that if objection were taken as to this he should non-suit plaintiff. Mr Watkins We certainly object to the officer being sued. Plaintiff asked if he could sue the Council. His Honour: Fortunately it. is not my duty to give advice nor to answer riddles. I must non- suit you. Mr Watkins asked for the costs of two witnesses. His Honour Not in a case of non-suit. THE REGISTRA.K'8 TAXATION. I Mr Raymond Allen, B.L., asked for a review of the taxation of the Registrar in regard to the costs in a property action decided at the last October Court—Young v. Morgan-and argued at some length as to the power of the Registrar to strike out duplicate items in the two actions before the Court. His Honour said the Registrar had a discretionary power in the matter. Mr Allen urged that it was a point of Jaw, and asked His Honour to take a note of it. His Honour said that was the first time he had been asked to take a note on a review of taxation. Mr Allen said he was sorry to trouble His Honour. His Honour: And your client a solicitor Oh, dear, dear. Mr Allen proceeded to explain that there were two actions. His Honour: I have only to do with one. Mr Allen contended that the Registrar had no right to take at all into account the first action, and he had refused the costs of drawing up the brief and the necessary notices to the action. He quoted cases. Hia Honour said the Registrar was the judge of the matter. There was no question of principle, but a question of discretion, and he had no power to interfere. Mr Allen: It is, with all submission, a question of law. His Honour: If it is you can appeal, What is the whole value of the point ? Mr Allen £9 odd. His Honour: You have been allowed £ 22 in this miserable action, and that is enough. The application is refused with costs.
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PONTYPOOL. I POLICE 'COURT, SATURDAY. I TROUBLES OF LANDLORDS.—"I did not do any. thing more than I considered necessary to protect my licence." This was the excuse which H. F. Edwards, landlord of the Globe Hotel, Pontypool, offered when charged with riotous conduct by fighting with another man named George Bladon on the night of the 2nd inst.-The evidence of P.O. Wanklyn was that he saw Edwards fighting with Bladon just below his premi-ets.-In answer to Mr W. J. Everett, who appeared for the defence, the officer admitted that the man Bladon was under the influence of drink at the time, and that he was locked up overnight and fined for drunken and disorderly conduct on the following morning. -Mr Edwards gave a totally different version of the affair. He stated that he, was called to the smoke-room about half-past eight, o'clock to eject Bladon, who had come into the house drunk. He ejected the man, and directly he got outside Bladon knocked him up aga nst the wall. After he had recovered himself. Bladon again rushed at, him, but he guarded himself, and the man fell to the ground, pulling witness with him by the coat- tails. The landlord went on to say that the disturbance took place immediately in front of his house and on private premises.—The Bench con- sidered a technical offence had been committed, and imposed a nominal fine of 7s 6d. I I GENERAL. I William Henry Williams, another Pontllanfraith collier, was with the defendant at the time, and in his possession was found an air gun.—Mr W. A. Madden, Inland Revenue supervisor, Newport, stated that the Board of Inland Revenue did not wish to press for a heavy penalty,but bad instructed him to make a public announcement that the pro- ceedings had been ordered mainly with a view of suppressiag the increasing use of air guns, pistolp, and revolvers. Mr Madden pointed out the danger of such weapons as defendant had in his posseosion, and stated that experimenting upon one of the weapons at Newport recently he found that the pellet which was shot out was capable of piercing aa inch thick piece of deal wood.—The Bench expressed their desire to stop the 'use of these so. I called toy rifles, and imposed a fine of 20,. The gun was also ordered to be confiscated.
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USK. AQent-llrl. E. K. Jones. Stationer PRESENTATION.—At the Band Room of the Town Hall, on Friday night last, Bandmaster J. Madley was presented with a very nice clock, in oak case, which bore the following inscription Pro- sented to J. Madley on his fiftieth birthday, by townspeople of Usk, in recognition of his services as bandmaster to G Co., 4th V.B.S.W.B., during the pa-t 18 years. June, 1903." Mr Reuben Morgan, who had taken great interest in the event, made the presentation in an appropriate speech, and Bandmaster Madley briefly replied. The clock strikes the hours and half-hours. ACCIDENT TO COLONEL RocKE.-We regret to learn that Colonel Rocke met with a serious accident in London on Thursday evening last. When crossing over from Jermyn-street on his way to his club he was knocked down by a cab. He was taken at once to Charing Cross Hospital, where his injuries were attended to, and he is still detained at tlt at hospital. His numerou4 friends in and around Uk will be relieved to learn that he is doing well, but his recovery cannot be expected to be speedy, as un- fortunately both the shoulder bone and the hip bone have been fractured.
SERIOUS ILLNESS OF LADY LAWRENCE. We much regret to hear that Lady Lawrence, wife of Sir Joseph Lawrence, M.P.. is seriously ill, it is believed with typhoid fever. Consultations have been held by Sir Douglas Powell, Sir Hugh Beevor, Dr Marsh, and Dr Brown, and the fever has somewhat abated, but the doctors in attendance are of opinion that the attack must take its normal course and that for some davs much will depend upon the strength of the heart. In consequence of her ladyship's illness, Sir Joseph Lawrence, has cancelled all his engagements for several weeks. Just before going to press, in reply to inquiries, we have received the following telegram from Sir Joseph Lawrence :— Ebury Street. Many thanks. Temperature lower, and to that extent satisfactory, but nothing can be predicted with safety for a few days.
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ENTERTAINMENT AT THE HIGH SCHOOL. On Tuesday afternoon and evening, the annual entertainments, in aid of the Monmouth New Hospital, were held at the High School. There were good audiences on each occasion, and the eff rts of the staff and students were highly and deservedly appreciated. The following was the musical programme :— Ensemble, "Scotch Fantasia" (Jarvis), School Orchestra; operetta, "Red Riding Hood" (Arthur Page), Junior Singing CIRSI violin solo, Legende (Wieuiawski), Miss Bowden duologue, Brown Paper Parcel," Enid Payne and Stella Ducket; pianoforte solo, "Ballade" I (Reinecke), LAliss Horroclis, L.R.A.M. and Leipzig Diplomee. This was followed by a clever adaptation from Tennyson's Princess by Miss Liickes, the bead mistress, in which much intelligence and dramatic I ability were displayed by thoe who took leading parts. The costumes, reflecting the period to which the story relates, were effee ive and elaborate. The following is a list of the dramatis persoi)m:- King Gama, father of Princess Ida, Mabel Edwards; King of the Northern Empire, Gladys Lawton; the Prince, his son, betrothed to Princess Ida. Margery Cos-ens Florian (brother of Lady Psyche) and Cyiil, friends of the Prince, Dorothy Bidwell and Doris Bourne Arac (brother of Princess Ida) D u-othy Bowen; liagnar and Oscar twil1 brothers "f Princess Ida), Maude Norgaard and Lilian Bowen Lady Blanche and Lady Psyche (widows, tutors at Princess Ida's College), Dorothy Edwards and Marjorie Cossens; Melissa (daughter of Lady Blanche), Martha Bowen Princess Ida, Edith Stapleton studen's I on Lady Blanche's side and students on Lady Psyche's side. The singing of the National Anthem closed an enjoyable entertainment.
I NEWPORT. J Messrs Qreenl<%i% l<*nd C$r* Ni'fiiWinit* MR T. PONSFORD'S AFFAIRS. An adjourned meeting of the creditors of the estate of rhomas Poijoford, of Glen View, Maindee, and Pembroke Chambers, High-street, Newport, merchant, was held on Tuesday at the Weatgate Hotel. The Official Receiver (Mr G. H. Llewellyn) presided. There was a large attendance of creditors. Air Lyndon Moore appeared for the debtor, and Mr J. E. Rowlands, solicitor, Swansea, appeared for the sisters of the debtor, who under the scheme of arrangement first submitted had offered to find .f 5,000 to enable the debtor to pay 20s in the £ to all unsecured creditors, but who now found that by ulterior circumstances that had arisen their offer and the scheme could not be carried through. When the first meeting of creditors was called the statement disclosed gross liabilities amounting to X65,740 14s 9d, and liabilities expected to rank for dividend amounting to E2,002 10s 8d. According to the debtor's statement, these liabilities were really covered by a surplus of assets. He also submitted a scheme which was that members of his family were willing to guarantee the payment in cash of £ 5,000 (con- ditional upon having transferred to them security for the re-payment of that amount), which he considered would be sufficient to pay his unsecured creditors 20s in the X. His family had (if this scheme were accepted) agreed not to prove against his estate for the sum of X981 13s 5d. The Official Receiver said the unsecured liabilitiei as shown in debtor's own statement of affairs amounted to X4,954 17s (including the family claim of £98113s 5d), and, with regard to the value of the assets, it was very problematical whether anything would come into the estate from the various mortgaged properties in respect of an item marked, "Surplus from securities in the hauds of creditors fully-secured, £ 25,855 7s 2d." The remaining assets would not, in his opinion, realise more than £ 1,000. Should the provable claims amount to a sum which would reduce the dividend payable to the creditors to less than 7s 6d in the £ the scheme, in hia opinion, would not be approved by the court. On Tuesday, the Deputy-Official Receiver read several additional claims, bringiug up the total number of creditors estimated to 50 and the total amount to £19,399 lis 5d. The Official Receiver then proposed to take the opinion of the meeting as to the scheme submitted, and if it was not accepted by the meeting, the creditors could then resolve that the debtor be I adjudicated a bankrupt. Mr Lyndon Moore remarked that as the I creditors for the largest claim-the bank-were not disposed to concede anything, and in view of the fact that their proof had been admitted, it was, he thought, useless approaching any other creditors with a view to getiing a scheme adopted. He was not in a'position to submit any, other than the original scheme. The Official Receiver asked if anyone else proposed the adoption of the scheme. He, however, would say at once that the scheme in the form it was submitted could not be accepted by the court. If the scheme was not accepted by the meeting, the next thing to do was to pass a resolution of adjudication, and on behalf of the general proxies which he held he proposed that Mr Ponsford be adjudicated a bankrupt, and that application ,be made to the court for an adjudica- tion. Mr B. Williams seconded, and the motion was carried. Mr W. S. Watson then proposed that Mr C. E. Parsons be appointed trustee, and this was agreed to. )
Local Wills. MR. U. F. CRAWSHAY. The estate is valued at £ 536,437 2i1 7d gross, of which S509 566 9s 2d is net personalty, of Mr Richard Frederick Crawshay, of Tymawr, Aber- gavenny, higrh sheriff for Brecon in 1887, who died en October 25th, youngest son of the late Mr R. T. Crawshay, the great ironmaster, of Cyfarthfa. By his will, dated October 4th, 1900, wIth two codicils, he gave to his wife, Mra Tempe Isabella Crawshay. £ 300, his horses, carriages, and jewels, the use and enjoyment during her widowhood, of Tymawr, and such sum as will make up her income to E2,500 per annum; to his brother, Robert Thompson Crawshay, £ 200 to Wellington Taylor, EIOO to his late bailiff, Rees Jones, an annuity of X50, to be continued to his wife. Egbeth, should she survive her husband, and legacies to servants. Snbject to the interest of Mrs Crawshay, he gave Tymawr, with the farms and lands, in trust for his son, Richard Oakes Crawshay. The residue of his property he left to his children, the share of his sons to be double that of his daughters. MR. A. C. KENNARD. The will, dated July 23rd, 1897, of Mr Arthur Challis Kennard, chairman of the Blaenavon Iron Company, of 17, Eton-place, S. W., who died on October 23rd. has been proved by M,.jor Arthur Molloy Kennard, the aon.and William Bury Roman Mulock, of Bellair. King's County, the value of the estate being X145,697 14s lOd. The testator gives his share and interest in the Falkirk Iron Company to his son. Arthur Molloy, he paying to his brother Howard William two-fifths of the money and profits thereof. He also gives the silver cups won by his yachts to his son Arthur Molloy; £ 1,000 and the household effects, horses and carriages to his wife; £ 3,000 to the children of his brother, Thomas William Kennard; £ 100 to Jessie K-mp' and legacies to servants. Thirty-nine one-hundredth of the residue of his property he leaves in trust for Mra Kennard for life, and then as to one half there- of for his daughters and the other half as to three- fifths to his son Arthur Molloy and two-fifths to his son Howard William. Of the remaining sixty-one one-hundredths he gives fifty parts to his daughters and three-fifths of tho remaining eleven parts to his son Arthur Molloy and two-fifths tti his son Howard William,
MERRYWEATHER ON WATER SUPPLY AND FIRE PROTECTION of COUNTRY MANSIONS. EXPERTS SENT TO ALL PARTS TO Report on EXISTING Arrangements. WRITE FOR PAMPHLETS: MERRYWEATHER & SONS, 63, LONG ACRE, LONDON, W.C.
Ecclesiastical News. GRANTS TO CHURCHES IN LLiND\FF DIOCESE. The Llandaff Diocesan Society for Building Churches met on the 11th inst. at Cardiff, the Dean of Llandaff presiding. Grants were made in the following cases:—St Luke's, Newport, in the parish of St Woollos, a new church toseat, 800 people, to coat about E5,000, but not to be oonsecrated; a grant, of £35, Caerphilly, extension of the parish church by 370 sittings, at an estimated cost of £ 3,300 grant, £ 40. With regard to the interesting old church at Llantwit Major, there was much dis- cussion. Mr Halliday employed as architect, suggested that the tower should be shored up and underpinned Mr Seddon, diocesan architect, having visited Llantwit Major with Mr Halliday on Thurs- day, suggested pulling down the whole of the tower and re-building it on exactly the same lines. However, sentiment pievailed with the committee, and they objected decidedly to pulling the tower down, and resolved to grant 950 towards the reconstruction of the lower part and nocessary repairs to the upper part of the tower. An applica- tion from Llanvihangel Llantaruam towards a new church at Cwmbran could not be considered, as the plana were not produced. A grant of £ 30 was made to the Incorporated Society for Building Churches, which has always, shown special gener-I ositv towards the Diooese of Llandaff. HELPING DIOCESAN CURATES, A meeting of the Llandaff Diocesan Church Extension Society was also held, the Dean of Llan. daff being in the chair. The annual revision of grants to curates throughout the diocese took plaoe, and the whole of the grants for the past year wero renewed with the exception of Victoria, Cwm, Christohurch, Ferndale, Dinas and Penygraig, as in each of these calles the Ecclesiastical Com- missioners had endowed the parishes. The secre. tary having suggested that a sum of E700 in Consols might be used for building grants, it was moved by the Rev Edward Morgan, of Trevethin, Pontypool, and seconded by the Rev Thomas Rees, Pontlottyn, that the 4700 be utilised thus. An amendment, moved by the Archdeaoon of Llandaff, and seconded by the Rev H. Addams Williams, that the aom. mittee much regrptted that the state of the funds of the society made it impossible to resume the makioffof building grants, was carried.
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Submarine Damaged. Paris, Friday. The Submarine, Silure, has been) damaged in a collision at New Cherbourg; she was rising to the- surface when she struck a ship.
I Italian Premier's Condition. Rome, Friday. Signor G-. Anardelli, the Premier,. does not improve, and hope of his recovery is almost abandoned.
Picrpont Morgan and the Steel Trust. New York, Friday. The World says Messrs. Rockefeller and Carnegie have agreed to drive Mr Pierpont n I Morgan out of the Steel Trust.
I Whitaker Wright's Trial. I In the High Court to-day, the- trial of Mr Whitaker Wright was 0 fixed for January eleventh.
I Steamship Run Down. The Steamship Acacia was run- down and sunk in the Thames, near Tilbury last night. Three of her crew, two engineers, and a. seaman are missing, and are believed to be drowned.
I Divorce with Damages. Sub-Lieutenant Wilfred Hawken,. of H.M S. Repulse, was to-day awarded a divorce decree, with five- hundred pounds damages, against the co-respondent, a Mr Evans, who was said to have posed as the- Hon Victor Vivian.
I Stocks. Stocks idle. Japanese weak.
I Football. I RAGLAN V. LLANFOIST. Played at Raglan in wet weather on Saturday- last. First half no score. Second half Raglan played with more combination, and Morgan and" Keylock scored. Result: —Two goals to nil. Rawlan:-Goal, Jenkins: full backs. Reed and Shaw; backs, W. Jones, G. Jones, and — Meredith; forwards, Meredith, Powell, Morgan;, (capt), Stibbs, and Keylock.
THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE. These appear to be days of progress with. regard to all branches of science. Every month we read of some discovery by scien- tists, and every week of the application of those discoveries to some enterprise which will facilitate communication, benefit com- merce, or increase the ordinary comforts of human existence. For example, telephonic communication has long been possibly between London and Paris, and a person with acute hearing could perceive every word that was said, but now the system is to be extended to Liverpool and Manchester, which are being placed in telephonic com- munication with Paris and other large towns in France. A recent speech of Sir J. Wolfe Harry affords evidence of the enor- mous advance which has taken place in the transmission of telegrams by cable between this and other countries, the speaker- remarking that of 225,000 miles of cable in the world, more than half are British. With respect to what is called wireless telegraphy it is not yet quite clear how far we shall be able to go. and Sir J. Wolfe Barry drew an appalling picture of the con- fusion which might arise if any attempt were made to bombard into the ether a great number of words per minute,and encounter- ing an equal bombardment from foreign countries. Probably the result would be similar to that experienced by an enter- prising journal on the occasion of the races for the America Cup, when the admirable plans for conveying the earliest intelligence were defeated by the malice aforethought of rivals who discovered a means of compli- eating and confounding the messages.
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