BOUND OVER LORD ALFRED DOUGLAS CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL liBEL. A CLAxDESTIKE MARRIAGE." Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas was be- fore the Recorder at the Old Bailey to-day, bound over in the sum of £ 50U in his own recognizances to keep the peace and to come up for judgment when called upon, Oil a charge of writing and publishing defamatory libels concerning his father-in-law, Col. Frederic Hambleton Custance, C.B., ormorly of the Grenadier Guards, and 'w resident at \v est-on iriali, Nor- h. )eieiidant pleaded not guilty. The Aliegautms. tr. iA-i ulr, prosecuting, read tele- net) and postcards alleged to con- l libels, whicn lie characterised as rocious. In a telegram, dated 14 jbruary last. defendant said ins wile as induced to sign a settlement by a raduient promise of consideration now witnheid from her. In ^postcaru of 14 February he described The prosecutor as a "despicable scoundrel," and ex- pressed the hope that he would taKe action against him. In anotner post- card or the 6aiaie date defendant said tne prosecutor was a "swindler" and "a man without scruple or sense oi honour." it was also alleged that in a letter of 13 February to Adullral SL: Reginald Custance, prosecutor's ouin, defendaut libelled the Coionel. Clandestiiiu hsaniage. Counsel said the marriage of Lord Alfred with Colonel Custance's j daughter was clandestine, and that j accounted for the absence of a settle- ment upon her marriage. in i9iU the Colonel desired to settle the whole of his property upon his daughter, and a settlement was executed, under which defendant was entitled to a protected life annuity of £1,000 if he survived his wife, and Col. Custance and Lady Alfred and Lady Allied Douglas were to have an annuity of £ 600. Without calling evidence, counsel for the defence addressed the jury, con- tending that civil proceedings were prosecutor's proper remedy. The al- leged libels were written III anger in tne space of 24 hours. Counsel de- scribed the prosecution as crazy, stupid and ill-natured, and preferred to call Lord Alrred's marriage a love match. ) Criminal Proceedings Justified. I The Recorder, in summing up, com- mented on the fact that no attempt had been made to justify the alleged libels, and said that the prosecutor was within his rights to take criminal proceedings.
A "SESPARD" ADVENTURE I FAMOUS SUFFRAQETTE ORDERED TO PAY Oil GO DiiiN. Arising out of last night's unexpected suffrage demonstration in Trafalgar Square, Mrs. Despard, Julia Wood, and Mma Boyle, of the Women's Freedom League, appe;ed at Bow-street to-day charged with obstruction. it was stated that defendants occupied a posi- i/ion on the plinth of the JSelson Column, contrary to regulations. Mrs. Despard was addressing the crowd, and refusea to come down when requested, as also iid defendant Wood, while Aliss Boyle ang a bell to attract additional crowds. Mrs. Despard, who told the magis- rate that if it had not been for the pro- hibition of free speech in Hyde Park, she should never have made that pro- test, was lined L5 or 14 days in the second division Miss Boyle was ordered to pay £ 3, with the alternative of ten days in the second division, and Wood was hned £ 2 or seven days in the second division.
LATE WIRES. I BRIEF TELEORAMS FROM ALL PARTS Or thE WOalU. Airman Killed. Johannisthal, Thursday.—An airman named Dunetz fell with a monoplane to- day, and was killed. King and Queen. The King and Queen left Crewe for London tins afternoon. Before their departure from Crewe liall, their Majesties planted two trees in the park, i A Big Fortune. Thfi late Colonel Frank Shuttleworth, )i Old Warden Park, Biggieswade, left astate of the gross valuo of £ 911,980, with net peirunaity 1;693,761. 'the duties will amvunt to about £ 135,000. Countess of Aberdeen. The Countess of Aberdeen, who has been suffering from a feverisn ooid is better to-uay, and it is hoped she will be well enough to go out by the end of the week. Windfall for the Excheauer. Property of the gross value of £ 947,b33, of which the net personalty DOiOunts to £ 921,511, has been left by the late Mr. Edward Webb, of Studley Court, Stourbridge. The duties amount to £ 140.000. Sir Charles Rose. The funeral of the late Sir Charles Rose, M.P., took place to-day at Maple Durham, near Reading. The service was held in the Parish Church, and the remains were interred in the family vault..Numerous floral tributes were sent. Montenegro. Vienna, Thursday.—The Press gen- '1 erally desires the Government to take energetic steps against Montenegro. Regarding the situation created by the I occupation of Scutari, the "Frem- denbiatt" says the fall of Scru- tan constitutes an insult to the European concert without parallel. ihe Austrian public find the lei eat which European policy has just i sustained the more painful owing to the innumerable proofs of forbearance the Monaichy has already given during the crisis. i Axle Broke. I At Peakridge, on the North Western IJ-ailway, near Stafford, this morning, the axle of a wagon of a North-bound goods train snapped after the train had c leared the station. The wagon, which eoctained iron girders, was derailed, Sensing the rear portion of the train to Leave tile metals. The permanent way was ploughed up for a mile, and several yards of the parapet of a bridge over a river were smashed. The driver, not being aware of the accident, proceeded on his journey until stopped by a signal. The line was blocked for L-veral hours.
The annual meetings of the Eastern Division of ihe Federation of Free Ohurh Councils will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday next at B&rry Dock.
I THE CUA^ANS DR. COMER LEWIS CO-OPTED ON THE WAriEf, BOARS. I NEW CHAIRMEN. The annual meeting of the Swansea Board oi Guardians was held on Thurs- day, Sir J. T. D. Llewelyn occupying tne chair pro. tern. The Rev. E. O. Evans at once rose to move "That the Guardians, in the exer- cise of their power of co-optation, do elect the Rev. J. Gomer Lew is, D.D.— who for twenty years has served as Guardian, and for six of these as Chairman or the Board—n~ii additional Guardian or tne poor for the Parish of owansea." There was, he said, a little irony of fate in that he should move the co- option of Dr. Gomer Lewis, because seven years ago he had done his utmost to convert the chair from a "freehold" into an annual tenure. He believed the Doctor had now himseif come to the opinion that the right thing was then done, and that the last snred of lli-feeling had dis- appeared. lie (the speaker; was not a great believer in the principle of co- option. Co-option should be reserved for exceptional men, in exceptional cir- cumstances, and after exceptional ser- vices. (Loud applause.) lie thought that Dr. Gomer Lewis filled the bill. He thought that had he stood, Dr. Gomer Lewis would have been returned. Distinguished Services. Dr. Gomer Lewis had rendered distin- guished services to the community, to Wales and to Swansea. Some of them might have heard him on a held-day of his denomination, swaying by his elo- quence the multitude. They all knew him as the most popular Welsh lecturer of modern times. He had placed his undoubted abilities at the disposal of the poor, and those who wished to make their way in life. Hundreds of young people of both sexes in Swansea had found in Dr. Gomer Lewis their best, friend. On the matter being put to. the vote it Was carried by a krfge majority. The Mew Chairman. I Alr. E. H. Seidle was unanimously elected Chairman for the year, and the Rev. D. J. Harris first Vice-chairman. Air. G. S. -I was elected second Vice-chairman.
LOUGHOR FARMER'S DEATH. I The death occurred this morning of Thos. Morgan Harries (43,), of Gwynfa Farm, near Loughor. On March loth last, deceased sustained an accident with a threshing machine, as a result of which he lost his leg. Ultimately, complications presumedly arose, and the unfortunate man succumbed on Thursday morning. An inquest will be held to-morrow.
Rose Harris was summoned at Swan- sea. by Bessie ("reck for abusive' la.i-igii age. Thomps.on prosecuted. iI Mrs. lwklw was fined. ¡o,¡. and costs, i
I PARLIAMENT. I PREMIER AND THE CKANHEL TUNNEL SGH£:Mf. WOMEN'S PETITION. I (SPecial to the "Leader.") HOUSE OF COMMONS, Thursday. ine opeaker took the chair at 2.4o. Mr. Keir Hardie presented a petition j | praying that the House would pats a resolution enabling the petitioners to appeal at the Bar to put forward resolu- tions why the enfranchisement of women should be enacted. He explained that the petition was signed on behalf .of the Women's Co-opeative Guild, Women's Labour League, Fabian Soc- iety, Women's Group, and the National Association of Midwives. I Channel Tunnel Scheme. I Mr. Fell asked the Prime Minister if he would consider a proposal to sub- I in:L LIl" question of a channel tunnœ: i.x- tween England nd France to the Com- mittee of Imperial Defence, so that the new conditions whicfl had arisen, and which were considered to have changed the situation, might be considered, and the opinion of the Committee obtained before the expenses of preparing new plans* and schemes for the construction of a tunnel were incurred. Mr. Asquitn was understood to say that the Committee of Imperial Defence were already fully occupied with im- portant questions, and that the matter referred to by the hon. member was under consideration of departments concerned. Confidential Irish Evidence. I Mr. tinned asked the Prime Minister whethet' he couid mentioll any pre- cedent for the pledge given to Civil SÜITants not in the Secret Service that their evidence on financial relations between Great Britain and Ireland would be kept secret. Mr. Birrell, replying to the question, said there was no precedent for pub- lishing evidence which was given on the understanding that it would be re- garded as confidential. Mr. Ginneii Why should the wit- ness object) to publication ? Mr. Birrell: I don't know. (For further report see Next Edition.)
LLMELLY GUARDIANS. CHAIRMAN m VICE-CHAIRMAN RE-iLsCTcD: The annual meeting of the Llaneiiy Board of Guardians was held on Thurs- day, when Mr. W. Lieweiyn was elected chairman pro tem. Mr. W. 1. iNevill proposed the re- election of Mr. R. C. Jenkins as chair- man for the ensuing year, and lin doing so said he did not think a better chair- man could be found throughout the whole of Wales. The motion having been seconded, Dr. J. L. Davies sa.d ne was very sorry to raise a dissentient voiice and hoped the Board would not tiunk he was animated by any personal motives. He moved, as an amendment tuat Mr. W. illoviNedeN, -i]A be the chairman for the en- suing twelve months. Mr. Hy. Davies seconded the amend- ment. Mr. Novill: I am so contented with our cha-rman that I think we ought to stick to him. Mr. Jenkins has done so vveii that 1 hope the mover and seconder of the amendment will not press it. Dr. Davies said that having regard to the attitude taken up by Mr. JSeviii he had no option but to withdraw his amendment although he was against the principle of re-electing chairmen. I Mr. Jenkins Ke-e.ected. The motion that Mr. R. C. Jenkins' be elected chairman was then carried unanimously. ivir. Jeiiiiins, on taking the chair, thanked the members for the honour conferred upon him, and in extending a welcome to the new members, said he was exceedingly sorry to find that Mr. Thomas Jones, who had been a member of the Hoard lor a quarter of a century, had not sought re-election. Mr. Jones had been a very useful member particularly on the Assessment Com- mittee. It was thought at one time that Mr. Jones had shown indifference in not contesting the seat, but it had since transpired that Mr. Jones as High Sheriff of Carmarthenshire could not enter into contentious matters such as elections, and he (the chairman) therefore moved that Mr. Jones be co- opted as a member of the Board. I High Sheriff Co-opted. Mr. W. Llewelyn seconded the motion, which was supported by Mr. W. B. Jones, and carried unanimously. Mr. W Y. JNevill was re-elected senior vice-chairman, and Mr. Thomas Jones was re-elected junior vice-chair- man. Later, Mr. Jones, who had been tele- phoned for, put in an appearance at the meeting, and was accorded an en- thusiastic reception. He thanked the Board for the honour that had been conferred upon him, and expressed the hope that he would be able to work I harmoniously with the Board as he had done for 26 years.
LEAVING FOR CANADA. I Mr. J. Hunjh Morgan, A.C., Burry I Port, who has received a lucrative ap- pointment in Canada, has been pro sented by the members of the Wesleyan I Chapel Sunday School with a hand- some dressing case and Bible suitably I inscribed. The presentation was made! by Mr. John Evans, the senior deacon. Mr. Morgan has also been presented by the Pembrey United Choir with a massive gold ring.
TRIMSARAN AMBULANCE MEN. I The Trimsaran division of the St. I I John Ambulance Brigade have ap- pointed Mr. Evan Davies as superin- tendant and Mr. Archibald Griffiths as secretary, while Mr. Wm. Reynolds has been elected treasurer. Messrs. R. L. Ree-s, D. fiarries, Tom Beynon, and W. L. Harris have also had entrusted to them important duties in connection with the brigade.
THIS DAY'S RAGING. I LINCFtELD MEETING. 1.50-APPRENTICES' PLATE of 103 sovs,—One mile, straight. Mr Gant's MUSTAPHA, a 7-12 DAVIES 1 Mr Misa's POULTRY CLAIM, 3 5-6 T. Costello 2 Mr Hammond's CABAKS, 4 7-0.T James 3 Also ran: Crystal Gazer (T. Saunders). Trained by Tabor. Betting: 13 to 8 on MUSTAPHA, 2 to 1 Crystal Gazer, 16 to 1 Cabanas, 20 to 1 Poul- try Claim O 2- SURREY TWO YEAR OLD SELL- ?.?U ??? PLATE ,f 150 eov&.—Fiv? fur- longs, straight. Mr Tabor's FLYING THOUGHTS C. 9-0 ROBBINS 1 Mr Burrows's BUSY LIZZIE F, 8-11 S. Donoghue 2 Mr Stevenson's MUSETTA F, 9-0 E Huxley 3 Also ran: Muleteer (Wheatley), Hampton Road (Higgs), Faria Y Sousa (Butchers), Saint's Bay f (Winter), Lilium f (li. Jones), Safety (W. Huxley). Off 2.24. Trained by Tabor. Betting: 2 to 1 Safety, 9 to 4 Flying Thoughts, 8 to 1 Lilium, 9 to 1 Saint's Bay, 100 to 8 others. ? 50-VICTORIA PLATE (Handicap) of .J. 400 so-One mile and a half. Mr Clarks LINDSAY GORDON, 4 7-10 W. HUXLEY 1 Ld Farquhar's APRILLE, 4 8-7.Rickaby 2 Mr Bonas's IGNITION, 5 7-7.Greening 3 Also ran: Major Symons (E. Wheatley), Paravid (W. Smythe), Dennery (Whalley). Macsherry (Donoehue), Blind Hookey (Rob- bins), Mimsie (J. Doyle), Fickle Hope (A. Duller), Scotch Wolf (E. Huxley), Airbath (Beasley). Off 2.54. Trained by R. Day. Betting: 3 to 1 LINDSAY GORDON, 4 to 1 MacSherry, 5 to IMajor Symoiis, Denuery, 10 to 1 Aprille, Airbath, 100 to 8 others ? ?fY—SACEA?LLE SELLING HANDI- 0.?? CAP of 103 g?g One mile straight. Mr Escott's MieS M ALECK A, o 6-9 CLARK 1 Mr Cohen's KNIGHTS PEAHL, 4 8-12 H. Jones 2 Mr Wootton's HIGHLAWS, 4 840 McKenna 3 Also ran: Ayala II (Bobbins), Sea Trip (W. Griggs), Fermor (Winter), Mind the Step (Barrett), Pictonetta (A. Duller), Miss Blaekwing ( ), Comment ,Butcbers), Betty Martin (Greening), Boulevard (W. Smyth), Proviso (R. Watson), Lily Baker (CeasiSy), Vale's Pride (-), Sargent kr,laut), Anacarty (Longhurst), Matchette (Allden), Drumour (E. Huxley), Fill Your Glass (W. Buckley). Off 3.28. Trained by Escott Betting: 3 to 1 Drumour, 8 to 1 Knight's Pearl, Mind the Step,Boulevard, Lily Baker 10 to 1 Pictonetta, Proviso, 100 to 8 Ayala, Anacarty, 100 to 7 Sea Trip, 20 to 1 others. O pTA — LINGFIELD SPRING FOAL ?-50 STAKES of 10 sovs. each., with 200 -*o,. c added, for two-year-olciis.—Five furlongs, straight. Mr Buchanan's DUBLIN PRAWN, 8-2 WHEATLEY 1 Sir R. Griffith's PROMPTER, 8-2 W. Griggs 2 Mr Lusoombe's BULL'S EYE, 8-6 Rickaby 3 Also ran. VoLscian (Martin), Mauvais Su- jet (Whalley), Filly by Mackintosh (Jellis). Trained by S. Darling. Betting: 5 to 4 DUBLIN PRAWN, 9 to 2 Bull' s Eye, Prompter, 5 to 1 Mauvais Sujet, 100 to 8 ethers. A OA—FELBRIDGE HANDICAP of ?G? 4.20- <>vs.-Six fuclongs, 6UÚ.lght. Si rT. Dewar's IRISH DEMON, 4 8-5 J'ELLIS 1 Mr Prentice's EAGER GIRL, 3 6-: W. Buckley 2 Mr Dawtrey's NAVAL ENGINEER. 4 7-4 Bobbins 3 Also ran: Excelsior (W. Huxley), Amster- dam (Mahoney), Printer's Pie (Martin), Waveberg (Donoghue), Battle-Axe (Piper), Maochanter (Allden), Mount Coote (Doyle), Master Thrush (-It. Stokes), Criado (Prout), Misty Memory (Trickle), Oblizon (McKenna), Delhi (E. Huxley), Mark Minor (Dickens), Kanran "(Costello). Trained by C. Waugh. PONTEFSACT MEETING I i zjK— MAIDEN HANDICAP of 106 sovs. One mile and a furlon. Mr Sherwood's SIMON MAC, J 7-0 HOBSON 1 Mr Whipp's LADY MARCIA, 4 7-7.Jonee 2 Mr Hallick's CUPSTEALER, 4 7-6.Catder 3 Also ran: Royal Road (Milburue), Mill- stream (Flanagan), Couranto (Ringstead), Golden Crest (Marshall). Off 1.57. Trained by R, Sherwood. Betting: 2 to 1 Royal Road, 9 to 2 Cour- anto, 6 to 1 Cupstealer, Millstream, 8 to 1 SIMON MAC, 10 to 1 others. 2 -j K—SELLING HANDICAP of 106 sovs. 1?) Five furlongs. Mr Burns's LAPITHUS. a 7-13 ..CANABY 1 Mr Deuchar's WOOLLEY, a 9-0 Milburn 2 Mr Frost's IDA' SFOLLY, 3 7-5 Calder 3 Trained by Burns. Betting: 6 to 5 on LAPITii US, 5 to 2 Wool- ley, 4 to 1 Ida's Folly. ? A K—CARLETON HANDICAP of 250 sovs. One mile and a half. Mr Stobart's NEEDY DUKE, 4 8-4 CLARK 1 Sir R. Griffith'S VEX1LLUM, 4 7-9 Herbert 2 Mr Chatterton's WELWYN, 4 8-2. Gray 3 Also ran: Lady Galette (McCall). Rot's Pride (Foy), Mint Eve (F. Templeman), Peristyle (G. McCaU), Tripoli (Carron), Pre- dominant (Calder), Manley Hall (Quick), In- trusive (H. Stokes). Off 2.48. Trained by Colling. Betting: 9 to 4 NEEDY DUKE, t. to 1 Pre- dominant, 6 to 1 Intrusive, 8 t) 1 Rot's I Pride,, Wellwin, 10 to 1 others. 0 -J K—JUVENILE SELLING PLATE of a 106 SOVS, for two year olds. Five furlongs. Mr Hallick's COLD COMFORT, 8-12 F. TEMPLE MAN 1 Mr C-Russell's MR SCOTT LAWRENCE, 8-12 Foy 2 Mr Singer's GENTLE IDA F, 8-9 Clark 3 Also ran: Dake of Gloucester (Thwaitesi, Bryant d'Or (Gray), Canty Lass (Hobson), Revers (King), Jabocrgee (Crisp). Trained by Haliick. Betting: 3 to 1 COLD COMFORT and Gentle Ida, 9 to 2 Mr Scott lawrence, 6 to 1 Bryant d'Or, 10 to 1 others. ￼ VICTORIA PLATE of 150 sovs, for 3 • two-year-olds. Fi?e furlougs. Mr Firth's STEP-DANCER, 8-12 F. TEMPLEMAN 1 Mr Dunkerly's PROUD KATE, 8-9 G. McCall 2 Mr Crallan's TECKLA. 8-9 Gray 3 Al«o ran: Howell Crag (Hannaby), Mogul (Clark), Maidenwell (-), John Crag (Drake), Christmas Rose (Carron), Grillone (-), Meresop (Bingstead), Htliades (Bona). Trained by Haliick. Betting: 11 to 8 on STEP-DANCER, 8 to 1 Mogul, 10 to 1 Heliades, 100 to 8 Tecla, John Crag, 100 to 6 others. 4-j ri— PABK (Apprentice) PLATE of 106 Jc*i,U sovs. One mile one furlong. Dunholm 1, Chanteur 2, Dragon 3. Also ran Musical Simon. Betting: 4 to 1 Dunholm. SANDOW, li PARK MEETING. I TO-MORROW'S PROGRAMME. Q /-V—TRIAL SELLING PL?TE of 200 j?.U ciov6.—7 iur?iiss. B.I., Bird (Mr T Hextington) T Young 4 9 7 Bobretin (Mr W H Dixon) Arnold 4 9 4 N i at aw ah (iir H Hartigaii) F liariigan 6 9 0 Battle Axe (Mr F C Parker) .Kelly a, 9 3 Xejusiute T A Edges .Ldoes a & 10 j Bouion Rouge (Mr J Hare; .Batho 6 8 10 Wariare (Mr R Wool ton; WOOIKJU 5 8 10 insn King (Mr P Nelke) Pickenng 5 8 111 Omnibus (Mr G Duller) i)ulier4 ö 7 Rigoletto (Mr G Edwardes) P Hartigan 5 8 7 Sulphanine (Mr Hailick) .HaiUck 4 8 7 Angeius (Mr H Lines) Lines a 8 7 Moiidragone (Mr W Lotinga) C Wood 6 8 7 Lorna (Mr F ALarbham-Townbliend) I Wit-hnisrton 5 8 7 Myriad (Mr J E Potter, .j>aruiig a 8 7 I T:nto (Mr A Stedall) Sadler, jun. 4 8 7 Biacketone ilr C V Tabor) .Tabor 6 8 7 Carlowitz (Mr A a ay lor) .lav lor a 8 Aimansur (Mr G Aston) .Wheeler 4 8 4 ALenlo (Mr H Trimmer) i' Hunt 4 8 4 Tostjon (Mr A E Barton) Mtacalfe 5 7 3 Nigger (Mr C Villiers Chapman.) J Wood 3 7 3 Night Cap (Mr W L Longworth) Private 3 7 3 Census (Mr L de Rothschild) T Cannon, jun. 3 7 3 Golden Nugget (Mr F J Benson; Butchers 3 7 0 Simonette (Mr H Hartigan) F Hartigan 3 7 0 Miss Dixie (Mr S Joel) .0 Peck 3 7 0 Ardoisiele (Mr A Thorne) B-eardsley 3 7 0 Courtlands (Mr B Wright) .Alien 3 7 0 9 QA—JUVENILE SELLING PLATE of *J«OU 200 eovs.—5 funon, Nutbloom (Mr T Blenkiron) W Nightingall 8 10 Sir Claud (Mr H W Chilcott) Bullock 8 10 ￼ Zwtrey) Tabor 830 Empress May (Mr W Dawtrey) Tabor 8 JO Penpnaze (Mr G Edwardes) P Hartigan 8 30 Siberian (Sir E Schiff) .Robineon 8 10 Flying Thoughts (Mr Tabor) .Tabor 8 10 Tbenaipia (Sir P Walker) .Latham 8 7 Sailor Joe (Mr E A Wigan) .Lewis 8 7 Drapa (Mr W Chanler] .PoerBOO 8 7 Dinette .Mr A ChrlEuie) .H Darling 8 7 Saxifrage (Mr J E Cottrell) .Cundeil 8 7 Killanna (Mr W Dixon) .Arnold 8 7 Loch Stack (Mr H Hartigan) FHartigan 8 7 Romany Lad (Mr Sol Joel) C Pe-ek 8 V Essence 11. (Mr R Mills) F Hartigan 8 7 Mrs Bent (Mr Nickalls) ,Carter 8 7 Blue Stocking (Mr L de Rothschild) T Cannon, jun 8 7 Olitzka (Mr A Stedall) .Sadler, jun. 8 7 D 1 A-F'SHER cur, a Three Year Old .I Handicap of 1,050 bov6.-l mile. 60 yards. Waiom-ha (Mr E Hulton) .Wootton 9 6 Taslett (D of Devonshire) S Darling (; 13 Thistleton (Mr E Hulton) ,Woott.oll 8 17 Meeting House (Mr Whitney) Joyner 8 8 Matter (Sir E Casael) W Haleey S £ Percival Keene (Ld Londonderry; U 8 S Dewhurst 8 5 St Meriadoc (Mr A F Basset) Perase 8 5 Bonnie Bird (Sir E Schiff; Eobineon 8 5 Ditulumenos (Sir E Vincent) G Lambton 8 5 Choice (Mr L Robinson) R Day 8 3 Dundrum (Mr G A Prentice) Dewhurst 8 1 Geetus (Mr F Alexander) .Braime 7 13 Whroo (Mr W Clark) P, Day 7 12 Mix Up Mr P Nelke) Pickering 7 12 )
TO-DAY S CRICKET. —— « < ￼ -—— CAMBRIDGE SENIORS' MATCH. I MR. A. h. LANG'S SiDE v, MR. B. P. NE V LLKS SIDE. Bright weather favoured the commence- ment of the cricket season at Fennens to- day, when fairly strong teams of Senior students entered the field, captained by Messrs. Lang and Nevile. The sides, how- ever, were not as first given out, several changes being found necessary. Wilson and Bavvr>i.in opened for .Mr. Lang's side to the bowling of Nevile and Hylton-Stewart. Play ruled steady for hali-an-hour, Rawson being the more active, making 29 out of 37. Theu Ptttteson took Nevile's pla-ce with the ball. Kawson reached 50 after an hour and a quarter's baiting, but then goi \ery slow, wnilst Knight monopolised the scoring. RaAvson was in for an hour and fifty minutes, and hit BÍx 4'6. Mis,. A. li. LA-G 6 SIDE.—1st Inn. T B Wilson c Nevile b Hylton-Stewart 5 H F luj-wson, c Mulhofiand, b -Ne-vile 55 R Knight, not out 39 G A F-airLairii, not out G A Fairbairn, not out 2 Extras j 4 Total'(for 2 wkt?) 105
MISSING LLANELLY MAN I NOT SEEN BY RELATIVES SINCE I SATURDAY HIGHT. The Llanelly police have been in- formed that David Griffiths, a married man, residing at Myrtle-terrace, has been missing from his home since Satur- day night. The description of the man is as fol- lows :— Fifty-seven years of age; 5ft. 9in. in height, grey eyes, black hair, dark moustache and beard, slight build, dressed, when last seen, in brown mix- ture suit, black bowler hat, and black lace boots. He has a sister at Bridgend, who has been communicated with, but knows nothing of his whereabouts. I
NEW DAFEN STEEL MILLS. I Operations at the new Dafen sheet millu are well in hand. In counection with the foundations, much water hindered the work, which is, however now well ad vanced
LOCAL WILLS. I Mr. John Evans, of Bryn, Llansa- dwrn, Carmarthen, who died on Julv 14, l?ll, intestate, left estate of the gross value of £ 2,3o9, of which the net personalty has been sworn at ;L12. Locters of administration have been granted to his son, Mr. John Evans, farmer, of Bryn, Llansadwrn, as one of the next of kin, and his sureties for the due administration of the estate are Mr. Walter James, auctioneer, of Frondeg, Llangadock, and Mr. Lewis Lewis, builder, of Nantwalter, Llandilo- f awr. Mr. Joseph Davies, Tenby. Mr. Joseph Davies, of 1, Evondale Villa.s, Tenby, who died on March 22 last, left estate of the gross value of k599, of which S:72 is net personalty. Mr. Daniel Davies, Llangendesrne. Mr. Daniel Davies, of Pant-teg, Llan- gendeirne, Carmarthenshire, who died on November 22, 1905, left estate now valued for probate of t656 gross, of which Rll is net personalty.
RACING STEWARDS AS I PLAINTIFFS. The stewards of Ascot race meeting were plaintiffs in an action heard iiii the Chancery Division to-day, the de- fendants being the trustees of an in- denture of April. 1839. The plaintiffs claimed that under the indenture thev were entitled to the sum of £ 30,000 now in the hands of the defendant trus- Ii tees. Plaintiffs' counsel said the sum re- presented a clear surplus of monies and profits from time to time received at the grand stand at Ascot. He con- tened that the stewards ought to have the money. They could then pay off j the debt on th.3 5s. at-and, and the whole income of the stand could be devoted to the benefit of the meeting.
E200 IN PRIZE MONEY. Sev-eral well-known choirs have entered the chief choral competition in connection with the eisteddfod to be held at Llanelly on Whit Monday in aid of the Llanelly Hospital. Numerous entries have also been received for the other competitions, and the prizes offered amount in all to £200. In the evening a grand concert will be held, when the Zion Chapel Choir, under the conduetorship of Mr. D. J. de Lloyd, will perform "King Olaf." It will be remembered that during the winter months this choir created a great im- II pre'tfuon by their ctof formance of this oratorio.
Representatives of, the Central and I South Wales counties met at Abery6t- wyth College yesterday to consider the memorandum issued by the Board of Agriculture setting out the regulations under which grants will be made from the Farm Institute funds for agri- cultural education. The proceedings wexe private.
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Will IT BE RENEWED ? THE LEASE OF THE SWANSEA RUGBY FOOTBALL GROUhû. I An important conference of various representatives of sport in Swansea was ilc-,< i at the Swan-q, heid at the Swansea Guildhall to-day for the purpose of chatting over inatt-ers in regard to the future of the Cricket Field, the lease of which will shortly j expire. Sir John Lleweiiyn and M?. w. T. Farr represented the Football Comm:ttee at the meeting over which the Mayor presided. j There was an interesting exchange j of opinion. As a result it is under- j stood certain definite proposals will be i submitted to the Council for considera- tion in due course. I
WELSH CUP RE-PLAY. SWANS MEET PONTYPRIDD AT TONYPAiiDY. j The replay of the final round of the V* eLsh Cup competition took place on the Mid-lthondda ground at Tony- pandy to-day. The teams, Pontypridd and Swansea Town it will be remem- bered met at Caidiff last Saturday, and after a poor display made a draw, ihere was at the time a heavy wind blowing down the pitch, and of course tnat noticabiy handicapped piay, but with practicably no wind at all to-aay it was expected the game would be closely fought out. Humed prepc.rat.011s were made during the week tor the accom- modation of a large crowd, for it was I anticipated that apart from a huge following from both towns, enthusiasts would rod up from all over the Rhondda Vaiiey. The teams had been careiui in their training, and in the Swansea side there were oniy two changes. Anderson turned out in place of Cole- man, who was injured last baturday. while Weir was picked in place ot Bah. The sides were: SWANSEA TOWN.—Goal, Fisher; back^, Sutherland and Nicholas halves, Duffy, Hamilton and. Jepp; forwards, Messer, Ander&on, Weir, Grierson and Swarbrick I
MR. GEORCE MORGAN. I The wife of Mr. George Morgan, of I 11, Bryn-road, Swansea, who was found unconscious on the railway near Dijon last week, having fallen out of a train while returning from Naples, to- day received a letter from the nospital authorities at Dijon assuring her that the patient continues to make satis- factory progress, though it "ill be some time before he will be able to leave the instItution. I
LESS VACRANCY IN LLANELLY. I At the meeting of the Llanelly Board of Guardians on Thursday, it was stated that the number 01 vagrants re- lieved was 300 less than in tne corres- ponding period of last year.
HUSBAND IN SWANSEA PRISON. I At the meeting of the Lianctiy .Board of Guardians on Thursday, Mr. R. C. ) Jenkins presiding, a letter was read from the Newport Board of Guardians with regard to the chargeability V)f a woman and five childrqe, who had been residing in the Llanelly Union. It was stated in the letter that the woman's husband was in Swansea prison under- going a term of imprisonment. The, woman and her children had received 10sr from the Prisoners' Aid Society to assist them in getting to Newport. The Clerk stated that he had on be- half of the Board denied liability.
LLANELY TUBERCULAR PATIENTS I At the meeting of tue Llaneliy boa-rci of Guardians on Thursday, Mr. R. C. Jenkins presiding, Dr. J. L. Davies in- quired whether there were Any tuber- culosis cases awaited treatment &t pre- sent, The Clerk (Mr. D. C. Edwards) re- plied that an application had been made to the Insurance Sa-natoriuin Committee for the admission of one patient, and tha necessary particulars had been sup- plied. In another case the patient, who had been recommended for an opera- tion, had declined to undergo it. Dr. Davies said that what he was anxious about was that the cases should be dealt with expeditiously. Mr. W. Pugh appealed to the local members on the committee to make a note of Llanelly causes, &o that they could be closely watched.
NOT SEEN SINCE, At a meeting of the Llanelly Board of Guardians on Thursday, Mr. Wm. Pugh a-skea whether t here was any- thing new to report with regard to a man who was entitled to receive bene- fit under the Insurance Act. Relieving-ofifcer White: I have 'not seen anything of the man since.
Ralf Ward, a boy of ten, was fatally I shot at Ipswich yesterday by the dis-I charge of a miniature rifle in the hands of his brother Ernest, aged 15. The younger boy ran up against the other, and the collision caused the gun, which contained a small ball cartridge, to go I off. 1:¡.l£ being, shot thiougli the head.
A BOTTLE OF "HUM." AMUSING ScQUELTO FOUR-YEAR-OLD blSCUVEKV. Four years are said to have elapsed since an official of the Llaneliy Urban Council handed over to the pclice a bottle of rum he had found. As there was on claimant he was the other day informed that the rum was his pro- perty. Being himself a teetotaler he invited a couple of his friends to partake of the spirits at his house, whence he duly conveyed it from the Police Station where it hsd been stored so long. The feeling of his guests can be bett-er imagined than described when it was stated that on tapping the bottle they found it contained tea!
BOWLS AT LLANELLY. OPENING GAME OS COKING TERRACE GriEEii Llanelly bowlers will open the season on Saturday next, when a. five-rmk match will be played on the Gonng- terrace Green between sides captained by the president (Mr. K. W. Lvans) and the vice-president (Mr. Dd. John). Much attention has been paid to the green during the winter months, and it is confidently hoped that during the coming reason it will rank among the best in South Wales. A strong list of ifxtures, including matches with Penhili, Cardiff, Dmas irowikj and Swansea bowling clubs has been arnmged" and Ehould "bowling" weather prevail during the nest few months a very successful season may be looked forward to. All interested in bowls are cordially invited to the opening match. -t
GIRLS' FRIENDLY SOCIETIES. CHURCH OF ENGLAND CONFERENCE AT CAHMAHTHEh. A conference of members of the Church of England Girls' Friendly Societies in the Diocese of St. David's was held at the Assembley Rooms, Car- marthen, on Wednesday. Miss Rich. oi Liverpool, presided over a large at- tendance, o of oranchea all over the diocese. 6elf control tormed the subject of interesting papers read by Mits Mabel Lewis, St. David's branch, Carmar- then, and Miss Christene Moseley, Llandovery brauch. whilst Miss SaraU J. Lewis, Liangytelach branch, and Miss Constance Jones, Mumbles branch read papers on "How to keep m Spiritual sideoi our Society befoi,e Papers were also read on "Spendi'i earning and saving,' by Miss Each el Brodie Anderson, Llandrindod branch, and Miss Rachel Jones, St. Dii -ids, Carmarthen. With Miss Dillwyn Llewelyn as p'f-si- dent, the societies in the d'oc»-.se con- tinue to perform great and bentfciaJ work.
FAMOUS AVIATOR'S VISIT. FLYING EXHIBITION ARRANGED fOR LLArtuLLr. The inhabitants of Llanelly are de- lighted to learn that Mr. bydney PicKles, the woil-knowu aviator oi bc Brookiands Grounds, proposes to visit the town in accordance with an agrte- ment entered into with Mr. T. Hay Samuel. His forthcoming visit recaÜs to mind the excitement that prevailed in the tinplate town vhen M. Salmei last vVhit&un paid a flying visit in tha true sense of the term. Equal success is certain to favour the exhibitions by Mr. Pickles on May 1st, 2nd and Brd, at Stradey Park, when the inhabitants will be aitorcted another opportunity of learning something about aviation. Among the series of exhibitions that will be z ven by Mr. Pickles there wili be: Passenger carrying, bomb throw- ing, signalling, and fancy flying. Mr. Pickles is an Australian, and is an ex- perienced airma.n, and has risen to great heights on his 60-80 h.p. Anzani- bleriot monoplane, On Tuesday, Air. Pickles flying at a height of fifty feet, circled round the ILOWr car that conveyed the Ki;1g and Queen as it entered Newcastlo-r.nder- Lyne
The Welsh Baptist Union of Wales and Monmouthshire has held its spring meetillgs this weekc r.t cAbertiller.r. GOOD (reneral Wanted at once; four in family; rtferenw required.—3, Claren- don-road, Sketty, Swaasea. 34A4-30 T^EESSMAKING.—Apprenticas TTanted to a g-ood class trade,-pply 4. St. Helen's-road, Swansea. 35A4-30 A-NTED, for Neath, q.a experienced Cook-General; good references reo quired; to £ 2<.—Apply, in fir. instance, to Mrs. Michael Jacoha, "lùi.ITir"gay,' Waiter-road, Swansea- &
PEBUVIAN ATHOGITIES I CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC SITTINGS Sir THE CSMMiTTEE. 9 *"——— The Parliamentary Committee in- quiry into the Putumayo atrocities met again today, Mr. Astbury, K.C., continuing his address for the Britisn directors of the Peruvian Amazon Co., the owners of the concession on which the outrages were committed. •He declared that they were honour- able men, with an honourable business reputation, and that they had never been known to be guilty of any impro- priety, cruelty, fraud, or wrong. The Committee could not help believing them unless it was found they had cri aunail.v eauspired together. The record of the directors' positive acts compared unfavourably with the action of our Foreign Oilice. A great deal of criticism of the direct-ors ivii; -ii had taken place outside of the Parlia- mentary Committee room was un- founded. They might have been un- wise in jumping to conclusions, but that could be no more than an error of judgment. The directors made no charge against Mr. Hardenburg or Captain WhiHen. The public sittings of the Committee then closed.
"THE SIMPLE LIFE" I L. OPENINC ST. HELENS CON- CKECrtUONALiSTS' BAZAAR. There was a large attendance at the opening ceremony m connection with St. Heien's Congregational Church bazaar, which took place on Thursday after- noon. The list of stallholders and officials has already be^n published in the Leader." The Rev. T. Sinclair Evans, before asking Mrs. John Williams, of Dulais House, to declare the sale open, thanked all those piesent for their kindness and sympathy. Functions, of that kind, he said, had become really necessary in Swansea, a town which was possessed of so much wealth, and where there were so many large and generous hearts. (Laughter). Proceeding, the rev. gentleman said that as a church they were in con- ?iur,etion and co-operation with other churches of the town, doing their best to fulfil their duty in that populous dis- trict. Their removal from Castle-street brought them into closer contact with the larger population of Swansea.. I The Simple Life. Their expenditure was on a very moderate scaie, and down there tiiey lived the simple life, but occasionally they found themselves living a little be- yond their income. They had a slight deficit on their current account, and the sale of work was an effort to relieve it. They yere very glad to have with them Mrs. John V\ lliiams, who was well known in the town, and connected with nearly every society and organisa- tion that had for its object the welfare of the people and the promotion of all that was best and highest in the town. (Applause.) Mrs. John Williams expressed the great pleasure it gave her to be pre- sent, and appealed to the ladies to make a clearance of the stalls. She de- clared the sale open. Mr. J. C. Gorvin moved a vote of thanks to Mrs. Williams, and this was seconded by Mr. E. Jenkins and sup- ported by the Rev. Evan Jenkins and carried. Mrs. Williams briefly replied, and the business of the sale then commenced.
LLANELLY BILLIARD TOURNA- I ME NTS. The final round in connection with the Llanelly Billiard Club tournament is to take place between Mr. D. J. Phil- lips and Mr. R. B. Phillips t6-morrow (Friday) evening at 8 o'clock. Sergt. Baisden, with 40 handicap, de- ifeated six opponents in the various heats for the cup offered by Mr. H. C. Bond in the Llaneliy Conservative Club billiard tournament. The cup has to be won three times to become the absolute property of the winner.
CAENAfiT RESTARTED. I OPERATIONS RECOMMENCED AT TR;MSABA;i siiiLLItRY. Operations are just starting at the Caenant Colliery, irims,aran, which has been idle for a considerable period Employment will thus be provided for a number of men.
A verdict of death from natural causes—convuisior.s duo to natural weakness—was given at an inquest re- thi <Uvah of Thomas Samuel Williams, tke fen weeks old child of Samuel Wiliiams, 33, Carinarthen-id., l SwaiLaefe