THE LATE BISHOP SMYTHIES. Requiem Service at Cardiff. To-day a. choral requiem service for the repose of the soul of the late Bishop Smythies was held in St. German's Church, Roath, there being a large congregation, which included many clergy- men of Cardiff and district. The celebrant was the Rev..T. E. Dawson, St. Saviour's and the Rev. Father Puller, who was vicar of Roath preceding the late bishop, preached the sermon. In the course of his remarks, Father Puller alladfd to the arduous labours of the late bishop whilst vioar of Roath, and to his conspicuous bravery, unselfishness, and unworldliness in undertaking and carrying on mission work in Eastern Africa, Mr W. H. Higsrina presided at the organ. The music was by Merbecke, and the service was most impressive throughout.
7 MILK ADULTERATION IN CARDIFF, A X5 Fine. At the Cardiff Police-court, this afternoon- before Mr Stipendiary Lewis and Mr Spenoer-a case of milk adulteration was heard. The Deputy Town-clerk (Mr F. C. Lloyd) conducted the prosecution on behalf of the Cardiff Corpora- tion. An officer purchased milk from a shop at 36, Wells-street, Canton, occupied by John Williams. W\\liams was summoned, and hi wife was alsb included in the charge for selling. Mr Lloyd called the visual evidence, putting in the analyst's certificate showing that the inilk was minus 25 per cent, of its natural fatty solids, and on Mrs VVilliams being fined £ 5 and costs, the we against the husband was witbdrawn.
Strike Riots in America. I CAPTURE OF A GAOL. I The Authorities Powerless. NEW YORK, Friday.—Last evening the miners on strike attacked the mines at Lasalli, Illinois, in which a, number of men were at work, and compelled them to leave. An armed mob then proceeded to the goal in which the rioters airested on Wednesday, were confined, and called upon the sheriff's deputies to release them. The sheriff declined, whereupon the rioters attacked the gaol, in spite of several volleys fired by its defenders. After a fierce fight the deputies were overpowered, forty of them being wounded, and the prisoners were released. Several of the injured deputies are expected to succumb to their injuries, and a number of strikers were also wounded, some of them, it is believed, fatally. The town is now in complete possession of the rioters, and it will be impossible to dislodge them without the assistance of the United States troops, which has been requested by telegraph. The situation in the whole of the coke region is now desperate. The strikers are terrorising the whole of the districts the authorities appear to be powerless, and the leaders admit that the men have,got beyoud controL-Central News.
NEWPORT POLICEMEN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT. I The Railway Guard's Complaint, AN AMICABLE SETTLEMENT. At the Newport Borough Police-court to-day— before Mr Henry Phillips and three other magis- trates-Walter Hiles and Alfred Attwood, two borough police constables, were summoned for assaulting Charles Knight.—Mr Frank Lewi.3, solicitor, appeared for the complainant, and Mr A. A, Newman, town-clerk, represented the defendants. Mr Lewis stated that the complainant, Charles Knight, was a goods guard, who had been in the employ of the Great Western Railway Company for 26 years, and resides at 30, Usk-street. On Wednesday afternoon Knight was in a fish shop in Clarence-place, and purchased some fried fish, for which he stated he paid a man in the shop who went out, and another man relieved him, and the second man demanded to be paid over again. Knight refused, and the police were called in. Knight still' persisted in saying that he had paid, and officers Hiles and Attwood handcuffed him, without any charge being made against him. Knight waa lodged in the cells without being charged. Shortly afterwards he was allowed out on bail. At Friday's sitting of the court Knight, in his absence, was fined 10s 6d for being drunk and disorderly. He had since been suspended by the railway company. Charles Knight, the complainant, bore out Mr Lewis's statement. Officer Hiles was the first to come into the shop, and on seeing him Hiles said, It's you, is it ? I said I would have you some day." Hiles then caught bold of him by the arm. Attwood came in, and Hiles said, Let us take him." Attwood then took hold of his other Arm, and both policemen took out their handcuffs and put them on his wrists. lie was kept in the cells for about four hours.— Cross-examined: He was perfectly sober at the time. Ha had brought the pre- sent proceedings to clear his character.— Further evidence was given on both sides.— The Bench regretted that complainant's wife at the previous hearing did not tell the Court that her husband's train was delayed and that he was unable to appear. They thought that the police exceeded their duty in taking complainant back to the shop. They recommended the Great Western Railway Co. to reinstate the complainant. —Mr Frank Lewis then withdrew the charge, and Mr Newman also withdrew a charge against Knight of assaulting; P.C. Attwood, so that all the parties left the court apparently satisfied.
COAL HAWKERS SUMMONED. Important Action by the Corporation. This afternoon, at the Cardiff Police-court— before Mr Stipendiary Lewis and Mr Spencer-a. case was gone into in which a lad named Windsor Thomas was summoned, on the complaint of the corporation, for selling coal deficient in weight. Mr F. C. Lloyd, the deputy town clerk, prose- cuted. An inspector said he found the boy shociting "Coal I" in a vehicle, and upon having the baskets of eoal weighed, he found that ight, which were marked 56lbs., were from three to 16Ib. short. The lad, in answer to the witness, said his master—John Miller, of 12, Alexandra-road-pub the coals in, and had not weighed them.—The Stipendiary Were any over-weight ?—Witness All were de- ficient, sir.—The Stipendiary Have you the real efendant, Mr Lloyd !-Mr Lloyd said he had orne difficulty in proceeding against the master. The practice was for the master to employ boys, and the bye-laws said no person should sell or offer for sale, and his difficulty would be to prove the knowledge of the master of the sale.—The Stipendiary Can't you proceed against him for aiding and abetting ? We feel we have not the real culprit.—Mr Lloyd: Will you allow me to with- draw the case?—The Stipendiary It would be better to adjourn the case, I think.—This course was agreed to, Another case was also heard in which a lad named George Leonard was summoned for selling coal deficient in weight, the case being taken under Section 25 of the Weights and Measures Act, 1878. This case was one in which the weights were inaccurate, and it was contended by Mr Rees, who defended, that defendants believed the weights to be correct, and they had not received notice that they should have them adjusted. Mr Lloyd submitted that the notices had been distributed broadcast. Eventually the case was adjourned until Monday.
A "RECOGNITION" ATNEWPORT Adventure of a Lady in Search of A Husband. The latesb gossip at Newporb deals with an interview whioh a lady sought with a gentleman whom she supposed to be her long-lost husband. The principal of a well-known engineering firm, stout, stalwart, and with just the least suspicion of sea legs in his walk, was proceeding to his place of business a day or two ago, when he was accosted by a lady, who announced that he was her husband, whom she had not seen for fourteen years. The gentle- man looked incredulously ab the lady then doubted her sanity then explained that he really had not the pleasure of being the individual referred to, and was about to proceed on his way. But the lady thought otherwise. She had not been blessed with a sight of her long-lost for so many years that she could not, would not, let the gentleman who had vowed to cherish her, &c., go out of her sight in that abrupt way. The inoident became strained. The lady loudly asseverated that he was the long-lost lord, and caused a crowd to assemble. A policeman became a desirable personage—at least, in the interests of orderliness. It is regrettable to state that the lady slipped or fell down, probably from the presence of a treacherous piece of orange peel, and, taking advantage of this, the gentleman got away from her unwelcome attentions. It is gratifying to earn that the lady h as since become convinced of her mistake; and, further, that, pursumg her inquiries, she has found her real husband, who bears some slight resemblance to the gentleman Indicated. Our readers will no doubt join with as in wishing that, as the story-books say, they will live happily together ever afterwards. At any rate, they have a considerable leeway of married joys to make up.
NKVV SHORT STORY EVBRTT WERK —On Satur- day next will be published in the Cardiff Timet and Houth Wales Weekly News a n§w short story (complete) entitled, Trapped," by Richard Ashe King,
[ Telegraphic Brevities. Dr Hale reports to-day that Lord Coleridge's condition is not unsatisfactory, though he is still troubled with pain at times. The Queen's birthday was observed at Victoria, British Columbia, with the customary rejoicings. The Joyal celebrations will extend over three days, and are marked by much enthusiasm.— Renter. The Emperor William arrived at Potsdam this morning, and was received at the station by the Empress and the young prince.— Reuter. According to present arrangements the Queen will leave Balmoral for Windsor on June 21st. Senor T. De Sonsa Rosa, the Portuguese Minister at Washington, has been transferred in a similar capacity to Paris.-Reuter. An unknown vessel is believed to have foundered in the Channel last night. Part of the Kentish coast is strewn with wreckage this morning. BUENOS AYRES, Friday.—A plot to blow up the Parliament buildings and bourse by means of explosive bombs has been discovered here. The police have seized several bombs, and have arrested two Austrians and an Italian, who are charged with complicity in the plot.-Beuter. —I
I WRECK OF A SAILING SHIP. l Serious Loss of Life. I Gallant Rescue by a Cardiff Steamer, Captain Henry Story, of the steamship Cyril, of Cardiff, just arrived at Antwerp, announces the total loss of the French vessel Deux Freres Camareb, in the Bay of Biscay, on the 21st inst. Writing to his owners, Messrs Turnbull Bros., of Cardiff, under date of Tuesday last, he says When 18 miles to the S.W. of Usbant we picked up four French fishermen, their vessel having foundered two hours previous, and at the time of their rescne they were clinging to the corks of their fishing nets. It was blowing an easterly gale at the time, with a dangerous, confused sea running, which made it utterly impossible to launch one of my life- boats. So I steamed up to windward of them, and let the Cyril drift down on them, and after great difficulty we had the gratification of rescu- ing the four poor fellows by getting bow lines round them and hauling them on board." Need- less to say that every kindness was shown the crew to bring them round, in which endeavour they were successful, and Captain Story handed them over to the proper authorities at Antwerp. The captain only regrets to add that the remainder of the crew, some five hands, were drowned before the steamer Cyril arrived at the wreck.
NEW ZEALAND'S LADY MAYOR. How She Does It. The first and only lady mayor in the British Empire, Mrs Elizabeth Yates, Mayor of One- hunga, New Zealand, has been telling an inter- viewer all about her official experiences. There was nothing in her public duties, she declared, at all incompatible with her position as a woman. On the contrary, indeed, she was of opinion that woman should take her place alongside of man even in Parliament, and she thought Parliament would be much better if there were some women in it-not, of course, old women." Mrs Yates presides over the town council meetings with a firm hand, for when certain members are simply talking against time she promptly appties the closure. Being a justice of 'the peace by virtue of her office, she finds that some ladies have documents to be witnessed by a magistrate which they would not like to take to a man. But she complains that certain questions are brought up for discus- sion in the council chamber for her annoyance, one matter in particular being most vulgarly worded. This is hardly chivalrous to a remark- able woman, who is said to b(, ready to drive any horse in the country, is a first-class hand at making butter, and who has, when prices were high, made her own and ber husband's clothes.
ALLEGED FRAUD BY A JOURNALIST, At Bow-street, to-day, John James Dillon O'F'ynn, barrister and journalist, was charged on remand with obtaining money by false pre- tences.—Mr Reginald Warakee, barrister and journalist, said he mado the prisoner's acquaint- anoe at Cambridge in 1891. The accused offered him the post of dmmafc'o critic on the Whitehall Review. He was to write five columns and receive JB2 weekly, but was required to de- posit £100. After some demur, witness accepted the post and paid the deposit, which formed the subject of the present additional charge. Soon afterwards the prisoner borrowed L25 from him, and had not repaid it. He told witness he purchased his Dulwioh residence for 22,000, and stated that a lady lived with him, but denied being married. The accused endeavoured to borrow 2350 from witness, but got only L50. He gave witness a post-dated cheque, which ftTas dishonoured. Of about £ 200 advanced he never received a penny.
MR BYRON REED AT MAESTEG. On Thursday evening a publio meeting, arranged by the local Church Defence Associa- tion, was held in the Town-hall. Mr J. H. Thomas presided. The spacious hall was crowded, mostly with Nonconformists, as the chairman stated. Moderation and good humour charac- terised the speeches of Mr Byron Reed, ex-M.P., and the Rev. D. Richards, M.A., rector of Festiniog. This in a large measure accounted for the good order throughout. The names of Mr Gladstone, Mr Tom Ellis, and Mr Lloyd George were vociferously cheered. These outbursts gave the speakers an idea of their audience. No ques- tions were asked and no motion was put to the meeting to test the sense of the audience on the Disestablishment Bill.
IMPORTANT CABINET COUNCIL. Mr Ellis Summoned to Attend. The Cabinet met to-day, and sat nearly two hours. Mr Ellis, the chief Liberal Whip, waa called into the Cabineb Chamber during the sitting. The Press Association understands that it was decided at to-day's Cabinet Council meeting that Sir William Harcourt should make a statement on Monday respecting the Government demands for a further appropriation of the time of the House of Commons for public business.
I DEATH OF A NEATH MINISTER, Found Dead in Bed. The Rev. C. H. Coombes, a young Bible Christian minister, who latterly had been in fail- ing health, was found dead in bed at Ventnor, in the Isle of Wight, on Friday morning. He laboured at Neath and Aberavon for some years, and was held in very high esteem for his earnest- ness and devotion.
CAPTAIN O'SHEA'S AFFAIRS. The case of Captain O'Shea was mentioned in the London Bankruptcy Court to-day, upon an application to confirm the scheme agreed to by the creditors, providing for the payment of debts in full. All the Official Receiver's suggestion, however, the matter was adjourned for three weeks, pending pertain litigation still proceeding.
I BIRTHDAY HONOURS. The Press Association's Edinburgh correspon. dent states that Lord Provost Russell, of Edin. burgh, has received the honour of knighthood. -u-
WOMANHOOD AND CHARACTER. The Emancipation of the Sex. An ambitious movement on behalf of English- speaking women is, writes a correspondent of the Yorkshire Post, to be inaugurated by a meeting in Queen's-hall, Langham-place, London, this evening. An attempt is to be made to start a Women's Educational and In- dustrial Union for Great Britain, America, India, and Australia, which will take under its wing all the existing societies for women in those countries. Dr. Harriet Clisby, who is an Englishwoman by birth, founded an institution of this character in Boston, U.S.A., 17 years ago, with nine members. To-day the Union numbers 9,000 members, with four branches in the States. The Educational and Industrial Union is an immense club, the only qualification for membership being womanhood and character. Meetings are held for the interchange of ideas then there are classes, lectures, and entertainmentsf and work is found for such as need it. The society also interests itself in the sale of woman-produced articles. Representative men and women in England hove been circularised, and the result is said to have been highly gratifying to the promoters of the movement. Tile Women's Progressive Society and the Women's Inter- nationel Union are both anxious to become affiliated to the Union. Mr Walter Besant has replied stating that he regards the objects of the new society as most important, and Lord Onslow, the Rev. Boyd Carpenter, Sir Wilfrid Lawson, and the Lord Mayor of London are among its sympathisers. Mrs Arthur Stannard ("John I Strange Winter ") will take the chair, and among the speakers is Madame. Antoinette Sterling. One of the objects of this Union is to educate wolren for Parliamentary honours."
￼ CATHOLIC. CHILDREN AT THE CATHAYS PARK, In accordance with their annual custom, the children of the Poman Catholic Schools in Cardiff walk in procession to the Cathays Park this after- noon. The weather was beautifully fine, and the youngsters assembled in large numbers in the park, where they engaged in various juvenile sports.
TO-DAY'S MONEY. I SPECIAL TELEGRAM.] I STOOK EXOHANOK, JJONDON, OPENING, 11.20 A.M. -—Stock Markets quiet, and prices show dullness owing to want of support and the near approach of the. fortnightly settlement, which will begin on Monday next. Consols easier. Rupee Paper steady. Foreign Bonds dull at occasional slight decline, but French firm in spite of the delay in the formation of the new Ministry. Home Rail- ways quiet and steady. American Railways weak and lower, following yesterday's reaction at New York and on realisations. Grand Trunk Stocks weak and lower. Other markets steady. Discount market quiet, and best three months' bills quoted at il1, with occasional transactions at per cent. Siiort loans in limited demand at A to per cent. NOON.—Consols buoyant and higher on invest. ment purchases. Rupee Paper stiong at a sub- stantial rise. Foreigu Bonds show firmness at a general advance, Argentine being in demand. Home Railways dull, but North Staffordshire higher. American Railways firm a at general rally on improved prospects of Tariff Bill. Grand Trunk Stocks steady. Mexican Railways firm. Nitrates weak and lower. Allsopps better. L5 P.M.—Both Indian Exchanges, Is 0%d Shanghai, 2s 10%d. Paris Bourse firm Vienna quiet. Suez Canal traffic receipts yesterday, 150,000 francs. 1.10 P.m.-Consols strong at a further rise on investment purchases. Argentine Bonds in de- mand at enhanced rates Italian better. Home Railways firm on bright weather—Brighton De- ferred especially strong on speculative purchases. American Railways quiet but firm other mar- kets inactive. an Railway weekly traffic shows 49,565 florins decrease.
TO-DAY'S MARKETS., CORK. M LONDON, Friday.—A very dull market for all descrip- tions of wheat, but prices are not quotably lower. Flour also a dull sale. Oats quiet. Badey, inaiz<*» and other articles without change. Weather very tine, Arrivals—English—wheat, 390 qrs. barley, 730qrs. Foreign—wheat, 47,670 qrs. barley, 5,9a0 qTq. oats 81,370 qrs.; maize, 11,160 qrs. flour, 52,280 sacks. i.ivKiti'ooi., Friday. Whea.t-mall consumptive trade, at d to Id under Tuesday No. 1 Californian, 4s 8lhd; No. 2 Winter, 4s 5d io 4s 6d Kansas, 4s 4V2cl to Is 7%d Manitoba, 5s 0%cl to 5s Id. Beans —Saidi, 20.s Sd to 21s. Peas easier, 4s 11 %d to 5s. Oats qui-t-white, 2s lid to 3, Maize closed firm at Tuesday's rates-mixed, 3s 71j.¡,a to 3s 7%d. Flour unchanged. Wes.ther-N.W., fliie. GLASGOW, Friday.—With American crop advices good and supplies from Russia large, wheat and flour were very slow and prices low. Barley of foreign qu'lity was offered at 9s 9d per 3201bs, b ing the lowest quotation on record. Pens and beans unchanged. Maize offered at 10s for flat sorts, and 10s 3d for round. WAKKPIELD, Friday.-The wheat trade is extremely dull, and prices very low all round. There is no material alteration on the week, however, as there is not sufficient business to test values. Round uv-vize 9d per qr. dearer. Beans aud oats firm. Grinding barley steady. BUTTER CORK. Frlday. Firsts, 81s; 'seconds, 77s 75s fourths, 64s. Mild-cured firkins-super. fine, 85s: fine, 81s mild, 75s. In market—763 flilcius, 1 keg, 237 mild. rOTATOES. LONDON, Friday.—There is a fair supply of most descriptions of new potatoes, but good qualities of old are becoming short, and trade generally steady at the annexed prices Jersey new kidneys. 8s to 10s; Canary do., 93 to 12s Lisbons, 6s to 7s per cwt. old ll1a,g-num-, 50s to 75s maiuerops, 60s to 80s black lamls, 40s to 50s Bruce, 70s to 90s per ton. HOPS. LOQON, Friday.-The demand for hops in the borough is quite equal to what is usual at this time of the year and prices are very firm, especially for useful sorts of English produce. Californian hops are receiv- ing teore attention probably because they should show exceptionally good value compared with other kinds. The reports from the planations are not at all favour- able, the recent unusual cold weather having affected the «iu, SUGAR. GL.49FIOW, Friday.—Market quiet and steady; fair business done. The official report states :—Mar- ket steady, with continued good demand; for the week prices are occasionally 3d per cwt cheaper. Market and stores closed to-morrow, in honour of the ¡ ¡'IS II. I' Queen's birthday. GRIMSBY, Friday.-Poor suppiy, brought by about 22 smacks and 5 steamers moderate demand. ol. is to Is 3d; turbot, 9d to lid t<rii! 6,1 1,11 Bd Per lb plaice,4s to 55 3d lewon sole,,78 to 9s whitches, 3s 6d to 58 live halibut. 65 to 7s dead, 4s to 5s per stone live ling, 3a to 5s dead, Is 6d to 211 live cod, 411 to 6s dead, Is 9d to 3s live skate, 2s 6d to 5s dead, Is 3d to 2s each kit haddocks, 7s to 10s 6d per box PROVISIONS LONDON, Friday.-Butter-moderate business, at about previous values—Friesiand, 80s to 90s Kiel, Danish, and Swedish, 90s to 100s; Normandy, 90s to 106s Jersey, 90s to 100s Colonial butters are quoted at about former rates. lbacon quiet and un- altered. Ha.ms and lard without change. Mieese steady, at about recent quotations—line to ttnesfc American, 60s to 63e Butch unaltered. METALS. LONDON, Friday.—Conner quiet, with moderate business done at £ 33 6s 3d to £ 39 5s cash £ 39 12s 6d three months. Tin st-ady, with moderate business- Straits, £ 71 10s cash £ 7115s three months, bpeltev, nearest price, £ 15 15*- Spanish lead, 8s 6d to £ 9 3s English, 29 5s to £9 78 6d. Scotch pig iron quoted 418 41f2d, and hematito 435 5%d cash, but nothing done hers. GLASGOW, Friday.—Market quiet, but nrm Scotch done at 41s 5d to 41s 5%(1 CIsh buyers, 41s 51,4d I cash sellers, 41s 6d. Cleveland—buyers, 35s 2d cash: sellers, 358 2%d. Cumberland hematite- buyers, 43s 6d cash sellers, 43s 7d. Middlesbrough I hemtite-buers, 43s cash seUers, 43s ad.
Ab Darwen Police-court on Thursday, a widow named Margaret Fish was charged with entering the local cemetery and breaking with a mallet a mouument on her deceased husband's grave.—She was fined 20s and costs. While on a visit to the Rev. Raymond Pdly, at Saffron Walden, a young Rentlenian from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, had his nose completely bitten off while caressing.an-.old favourite dog of his host.
[ TO-DAY'S CRICKET. I I Surrey v. Middlesex. KENNINGTON OVAL, Friday.—Pleasant weather again favoured this match at Kemiington Oval this morning, when Abel (40) and Brockwell (16) continued batting for Surrey, who had scored 139 for five wickets over- night. Rawlin and Hearne bowled, but runs came very rapidly,Abel completing his 50 after 2hours 40 minutes. Thirty-nine runs tvere added in 25 minutes by very bright cricket, and then Ra wlin dismissed Brockwell, in whose innings was only one single. The sixth wicket, falling at 178, had produced 69 runs. Jephson was brilliantly taken in slips at 197. The Surrey total reached 200 shortly after half-past 12, and amidst great cheering the Middlesex total was passed at five minutes to one. The bowling being changed Abel hit out brilliantly, completing his hundred at 2 42, after batting three hours and 50 minutes. Abel afterwards made a drive for seven. After this remarkable hit Abel played very quietly, but an hour's partnership for the eighth wicket had produced 70 runs, when, at 267, Smith was taken at third man. Wood came next. Wood made some rather lucky strokes, and was easily caught at cover- point at 295, and, Richardson being bowled, the innings closed for 300, Abel accomplish ng the grs.nd feat of carrying out h,s "!IT, tight through the innings. MIDDLESEX-isc imuugs. Stoddart, c « KEIITL, b L.o.kwood 41 Webbe, >• L ckwood 52 Foley, c Wood, by IXICKW II,,I G H. B. Hayman, b Brock well 0 Kawli.t. O Abel, b !jock>.voo<i 32 Y. J. Henerv, E Abel, b Lockvrood 4 Macg<egor, c and b Brockwell 42 Westhorpe, b Lockwood O R. 8. Lucas, run out 29 Phillips, b Kich:iroson 0 Hearne, not out Extras q Total 221 SURREY.-Ist Innings. Abel, not out. Hay ward, b Hawlin 2 M. Kead, b Hearne 4 W. W. Kcad, b Hearne 11 Loekwood, c & b Herne.. 22 Key, b Stoddart 35 Brockwell, b Kawlin <JI I>. L. Jephson, e Kawlin, b Heariie 1 Smith, c Henery, b Hawlin 17 Wood. c Phillips, b ltawliu 11 Richardson, b Hearne 1 Extras 13 Total 300 I Oxford University v. Somersetshire. OXFORD, Friday.—The weather at Oxford this morn- ing was again brilliantly fine, and there was a good attendance when the game was resumed at noon. Mordaunt and Fry continued to bat in capital style, and runs came at a good pace, 31 being scored in half-an-hour. At 197 Fry was caught for a splendid 75, which included one 5 and eight 4's. The fourth partnership yielded 145 runs. With Leveson-Gower in the Somerset total was passed, with six wickets in hand. '1'h. fifth wicket put on 56. and then Mordaunt was dismissed fnr a splendid 99, which included thirteen 4's. I At luuch time the score was 294 for six wickets. OXFORD.- 1st Inninjs. H. W. Rice, b Nichols 0 R. C. Palairet. b Tyler 26 K. R. Foster, b Tyier 25 G. J. Mordaunt, c Tyler, b Palairet!! 39 Fi-y, c Nicliols, b I,. Palairet 75 l,evesoi,-Cwower. not oiit <?2 F. A. Phillips, e Palairet, b Nichois 10 L. 0. Batburst, not out 9 Extras — 8 Total 294 SO M EKSET. -1st Iimiugs. L. Palairet. c K. Palairet, b liathurst 1 Stanley, c R. Palairet, b Batburst 26 Spurway, b Barhurst 23 G. Fowler, c Fry. b Forbes 39 Nichols, c Bardswell, b Forbes 1-5 8. M. Woods, b Fry 39 Bolus. c Leveson.Gowcr, b Forbes. 14 Swayne, c Lewis, b 8 J, A. Gibbs, c Lewis, b Bardsweii S Tyler, not o-.it 22 Wicfeham, b Fry 7 Extras 10 10 i Total 210 I Sussex v. Yorkshire- BRIGHTON, Friday.—In charming summer weather play was resumed this morning at Brighton at a quarter .0 twelve, and, fortunately for all concerned, the wind had dropped a good deal. There was a mode- rate attendance at the start. Having scored 247 for three wickets, against the Sussex total of 114, York- shire went on batting witb Tunnicliffe (not out 63) and Brown (not out 10). Humphreys and Guttridge shared the bowling. When the score had been rapidly increased to 270 Tunnicliffe was bowled in trying to hit to ql1"re leg. His 78 had been obtained in an hour and three-quarters, and included fourteen 4's, a 3, and four 2'.s lirow n, after playing capital cricket, cut a ball on to his wicket at 23fc, and Peel and Wainwright were both out to the clever lob bowii"" nT Humphreys. Another misfoi Marlow. in trying to catch a ba thumb badly injured. and was obi, the field. The York -hire innings closed just one o'clock for 323, or 214"" runs to the goou. Humphreys took seven wickets for 108, and Lulham 3 for k5. With two of their best batsmen disabled Sussex entered on their uphill task at 1.25, and ^43 runs were scored before lunch for one .wicket. Sussex entered on their uphill task at 1.25, and ^43 runs were scored before lunch for one. wicket. YORKSHIRE.—1st iuuings. Lord Hawke. b Humphreys 31 Jiiclisou, b Humphreys 131 Warde'.l, 0 Brann, b Humphreys 1 Jiiclisou, b Humphreys 131 Wardell. c Brann, b Humphreys 1 Tunnicliffe. b Humphreys 78 Brown, H Iju'HAM 33 Peel, b Humphreys 9 Waiuwright, st Burt, b Humphreys 8 Mouusey, b Lulham 6 Whitehead,nor. out 2 Hirst, st Butt. 1» Humphreys 12 Hunter, B Lulham 1 Extras 10 Total 32S 1st Innings. SUSSEX. 2nd Innings. Murdoch, c Waiuwright, b J.C,o I IF not out 14 G. Krann, b Peel 6lbv. b Peel. « W. NEWBORN, B Peel 10 not out 25 Bean, retired hurt 14 I Marlow, c Hunter, b W ain- wrigbt 42 O. A. Smith, b Peel b "E. H. I.ulbam, b Hirst 1 j. Killick, b Hirst 7 Humphreys, st Hunter, b Peel 8 Guttridge. not out 0 Butt, B Hirst 0 Extras 0 Extras b Total 114 Total Cambridge University v. M-C.C- and Ground. CAMBRIDGK, Friday To-day, in beftutiftil uw, the club continued their innings. Dr. G ace gaineti 100 after batting two hours and 50 min and the University score was presentJy without farther loss, Chatterton having < Grace and Chstterton remained together four hr and te 1 minutes, putting on 256. < hat terton his hundred in three hours and 40 minutes. was ultimately caught at mid-011. Uis brilsliiani faultless 139 included ten 4's, fi ve -S! s,in (I twen tyr CAMBRIDGE.—LAT Innings. Doudas, b Martm Mitchell, b Martin Wield c Storer, b Martin N F. Druee. b Martin T. N. Perkins, b Martin Crabtree. not out b Mead H. G. Ttoice. b Mead 0 Robinson, lbw, b Mead Burrouclis, L> Mead ^R. Osborne, b Mead <;• Extras R Total MARYKEBONI:.—1ST Intiiiijfg. W. G. Grace, sen,, c Robinson, b Mitchell W. G. Grace. juu.. c W. G. Druce,b Burrou. J Chatterton, not out G. Kemp, not out R Extras 1- Total GELTIGAER SCHOOL (LEWIS) V. PONT., -On Thursday, a match was played between KY ell!- gaer School and Pontlottyn teams on the t .Lis Cricket Ground. Score: flelliw." r.V>■> 57 runs; Pontlcttyn, 11 runs.
LORD ROBER rs's NEXT COMMAND. The Freeman states that Lord Roljtr autumn suoceed Lord Wolseley as oorr .f of the forces in Ireland.
j "THIEVING AT HER WEDDING.. Strange Story. The following is reported from. N,< in Prussian Silesia:-One r-, a young t)isan, was returning, with bis bride, to his hen ? from the Registrar's Office, where the oivil cc? • ct of marriage had been carried out, when an c er of justice suddenly took possession of the lac. The reason was that while theweddingf w. < ting solemnised she had removed a watch fi the possession of one of the witnesses to the., twe contract. It remains to be seen whr- aer mind had become distraught by excess of md this is to be decided by an 6*aiainaticti v her mental condition.
I BILLIARDS. I ROBERTS V- DA WIS ON. 1 Roberts was in very moderate funn on iir s- day when he resumed play in tlle 24,000 Ü" i, giving Dawson 9,000 sta"! at IJinnett's 0 Newcastle. Dawson commenced poorly At the interval Dawson was .877 I'. 15,597. Resuming, Damson again score. than Hoberts, and the Ke.1De Was adjourn the score as follows jdgkwson, 21,501; Av 1.6,205.
I \i 1 3,45 Race. 8 ran 1, Susiana 1 jj 5 To-morrow 2 Parsley colt-, — 3 ;j j
I Sandown Park Meeting. I ENTRIES FOR THE WELLINGTON HANDICAP. (One mile. Run Thursday. June 28.) GED-Carrick, Ellerton. I X-YEAR-OLDS —Sarawak, Amandier, Tudor, Tableau uit. Golden Garter. VE-YEAlt-OLDS- P,)', Luck, Bach, Toreador, Middle- UR-YPAR-OLDS—Pennyless, Glengall, Monton, Hawkesbury. IEK-YEAR-OLDS—Princess Helena, Poet's Corner, IW. no,,t, Whaddon Chase, Irish Car, Heath Cottage, ¡ Knockabout, El Gaucho.
I Newmarket Training Notes. I -tilitoll_ OU lt_NFIWMAIZ ,irri NEWMARKET, Friday.—Ou the Bury side, Enoch's, sen., First Consul and L.ucy Cross galloped a mile and a quarter. Leader's The Rays was sent a similar gallop Queen of the Mint going a mile. Ryan's Galloping Dick went a similar gallop Glenlogan, Sempronius, and Oarrick going six furlongs. J. Waugh's Sit- Henry James, Chater, Prisoner, and Lady Mintiua; went a mile Jennings's, and Lady Mintiua; went a mile Jennings's, sen., Lovd William, SPEED. and Cypria going the same distance. Blackwell'S Juvenal covered a mile. O. Dawson's simony IF. and Raeburn went seven furlonus. Jewi't's .Koodoo, Lord Cecil, Kilsallaghan, Go Lightly, Facuudo, Irish Car, gt Guftcho. and Whimperer went a inile Peck's Mac- ready, Ohildwiek, Siflleuse, Royal Victoria, Gangway, Golden Garter, and Pilot goi g a similar gallop. On the Riicecour e side, Sherwood's, sen., Farndale, iiveet Duchess, Wedding Bell, and Molly Morgan galloped a mile and a quarter Ilium and Queen's .favour went a mile. M. Dawson's Ravelston and Fulton covered a mile an a quarter Treasure a.nd Corinna filly went seven furlo G* 1 Adas only walked. Marsh's Government, Rigmarole, Watercress, Wind- gall, an I Florizel II. cantered twice six furlongs.
W. LEAHY, ESSKNDINK ROUSH, TRAFALGAR- TERRACE, SWANSEA. 831E The Rmolng Calendar of Thursday contains a report of the meeting of the Jockey Club held at Newmarket- on Wednesday. There was only a small attendance of members, and Lord Elle.-mere suggested that under the circumstances it would be advisable to postpone confirmation of Rule 83. Mr Lowther accordingly moved that the reconsideration of the rule and the consequential alteration of Rule 169 (v.) and the new Rule I7?A be postponed until the meeting in London in June. This was agreed to. The other rules passed at the previous meeting were unanimously confirmed. Monday after Ascot was mentioned as a likely day for the meeting in London. Mr W. S. Buckmaster and Mr A. Howey have been elected qualified riders by the National Hunt Com- littee.
SPORTING ITEMS. -+- It as currently reported yesterday that Baron de Hirsch contemplated selling his horses in training. Some people seem to be under the delusion that Mr A. J. Balfour is in the very front rank of golfers. This is not the case. He is an excep- tionally good second-class man. Mr T. C. O'Brien, the Middlesex cricketer, is a good jockey as well as a first-class cricketer. On Wednesday, at Cork Park, he, on his own horse, LiSOarroJl, beat Lord Fermoy oil his lordships own horse, Scarlet Runner. Break of Day was in the paddock at Newmarket yesterday prepared to meet his engagement in the Third Welter Handicap, but a suitable rider could not be found for bim. It was rumoured at Newmarket yesterday that the relations which have existed so long between Lord Durham and A. Sadler had terminated. Son o' Mine and a few other horses of Lord Dur- ham's in training with Sadler are leaving head- quarters for Russley, where they will be placed under the care of Charles Peck. Call istrate and Oalceolaire left Lynham's stable at Wantage yesterday en route for France. Cal- oeolaire is engaged in the Prix de Diane (the French Oaks), to be decided at Chanbilly on Sun- day next, and Callrstrate is in the Pr'x Hedou- ville, run on the same day. Sir Arthur Sullivan was present at Newmarket yesterday to see his colours (pink, violet belt and cap) carried by Cranm*r in the Dyke Plate, for which odds wer" betted on Small Mint. They <v md Cranmet-. who-had the iUed the second bc, i.
District Intelligence. CARDIFF. I FUNERAL OF A WELL-KNOWN CARDIFF GAR»ENER. r -The interment of Mr Thomas Armytage, senior (for many years gardener to Colonel C. H. Page, J.P., Dulwich House, Cardiff), took plice on Wednesday afternoon last at the New Cemetery, in the presence of a large number of sorrowing j friends, many of whom had sent some beautiful, wreaths. Mr Armytage will be remembered as one of the founders and ex-chairmen of the Carr' ff and District Chrysanthemum Society. He h d I attained his seventy-fifth year. On Wednesday evening the return matches with members of the Mackintosh Institute were played at the Cardiff Working Men's Libei: Club, with the following results Billiard — Mackintosh, l,103points Liberals, 957. Dra"C"i —Mackintosh, 2 games Liberals, 5 2 j drawn. Whist—Mackintosh, 10 games; j 16. Cribbage—A tie. j "Is LIFE WORTH LIVING ?"-The v. H. Pope, president of the Wesley an Onf'rwnoe, preached atRoath-road Church on Tha.y n¡! to a large congregation, the occn ts bfttusr celebration of the 23rd anniversary of the d-xi to- tion of the chapel. The eixiintiit cJivii.■* referred 1 principally to "life in the flesh Ar.ssves'ng tht; question, "Is life worth livi,, "I i e ?Id it were but an everlasting ror- of udqlgeaoe. '»f business and selfish enjoyn.ai-t—a raert killing of time—it was not; but if r,?ore iint,-A with a lofty, noble ambition, rd a wt-,iLI13- motive, every added year wouu v.joome powerful. —The collection was 1, :"¡! &e«rar- fvaid. BARBV I FINANCE COMWRRREI;T; a of the I local board finance ;• ijanitf.eft, hI" i.i, Thursday, FINANCE COMWRRREI;T; a of the local board finance ;• ijanitf.eft, hr1 .n Thursday, it was lesolved v-alte -«vi:\jgs for the recovery of the r authority by six local proper^ b->' jers onvate improve- ments. .t K A-ji I Cou?;rr —.1. James, Briton Ferry, buil(h, v. UfO! 'T k Aberavon, contractor. —Action v»n» jtogrht so recover £ 12 19s, balance of a- buil^ -eontiftet of L138. Evidence was é qn by ] Aid tii.i extras to the building were '^dcred it, and Mr Win. Thomas, i'iwfc&ch, proved the value. Defendant and snrvayor were examined and cross- 4 by cor n-el, when eventually his Honour fct>. «vt -$up' in fs our of plaintiff, and gave judg- for She inL amount claimed and costs. Mr J. Me-tbyr (instructed by Mr J. T. Da.vies), ■pewod Tilaintiff, and Mr S. T. Evans, M.P. t""U>'I.ttCr.J by Messrs Tennant aud Jones, Aber- avor.)< rt-prosented defendant. MAESTEG. SALE.At the Castle Hotel on .esday evening Mr Rhys D. Morgan can- justed a sale of leasehold propert,ies. The vendors were the trustees of the Maesteg Permanent Benefit Building Society, Mr R. Scale acting as solicitor. The first three lots, consisting of a house and shop, No. 28, Station-street, a cottage adjoining, and two cottages, Nos. 26 and 27, Gam-road, were disposed of prior to the public sale. Lot 4, being a cottage and premises, No. 16, Grove-street, was sold to Mr Thomas Lewis, A'ma-road, for -077. PORT TALBOT. GOLDEN WEDDING CELEBRATION.— Captain and Mrs Ace, residing at Mai gam-terrace, celebrated their golden wedding on Thursday. The guests included Mr and Mrs Knox (Margamj, the Town Clerk of Aberavon and wife, Mr and Mrs M. Tennant, Dr. Arnold Jones, Mr and Mrs Gwyn Lewis (Briton Ferry), and others. Captain Ace has been long connected with Port Talbot Docks, a.nd is held in high esteem by the inhabitants of the district. ABERAVON. THE LATE MR AKANLAIS LEWIS.-The remains of the late Mr Afanlais Lewis were interred in the cemetery here on Thursday afternoon in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. The vicar the (Rev. Henry Morris), officiated at the graveside. The deceased was a member of the Wern Independent Chapel, and the pastor (Rev. Mr Lloyd), choir, and congrega- tion followed the remains to the cemetery. The choir, under the leadership of Mr Charles Vowles, sang a couple of hymns at the graveside. BRIDG END. Wmnm's LIBERAL ASSOCIATION.—The annual meeting of the association was held on Wednes- day evening, when the officers for the year was elected as follows :—President, Mrs Arthur J. Williams vice-president, Mrs D. H. Lloyd treasurer, Mrs W.House hon.secretaries, Mrs T. J. Hughes and Mrs Michaei Davies, A public meeting was afterwards held at the Town-hall, when Mrs Viriamu Jones, of Cardiff, delivered an address. ABERDARE. Flnp,On Thursday morning, about 10.30 a.m., P.C. Watkins, who was on duty in Cominereial- place, detected the smell of fire, and found, at the rear of Mr C. Read's ironmoiigc-ry warehouse, a pile of chaff, hay, etc, smouldering. With the assistance of Mr W. Jones, the landlord of the Royal Exchange, the constable was enabled to put out thf> fire. BRECON CHAIR EISTEDDFOD.—We understand that the winner of the guinea prize for the best cS.il (song) on Ieuengctyd (youth), bearing the notti de plwnc Gy'da^r Waur," at the above eisteddfod is the Ryv. John T. Job, Calvinistic Methodist minister, of this town who also was installed as the chaired bard of the year for his poem on, Giraldus Cambrensis." MERTHYR. DEATH OF MRS NESTOR WILLIAMS.-The wife of the Ruv. Nestor Williams, the esteemed pastor of the Unitarian Church, who iiad been ailing for some time, expired at her residence in Church- street on Thursday. MEETING OF ("RE.-)rrons.-On Thursday, at the offict) of Mr W. L. Daniel, official receiver, a meeting was held of the creditors of Price Morgan, grocer, Liverpool Stores, Dinas. The gross liabilities were B850 16c 9d, and the deficiency explained 2627 10s 3d. The cause of failure was alleged by debtor to be inability to collect debts due owing to the stoppage of the Dinai; Colliery and the subsequent strike in the coal trade. POLICE OUTING.-Tlie members of the local division proceeded on Thursday by brake to Brecon. Supt. Thorney was unable to be present in consequence of illness. PROPOSED TESTIMONIAL TO MAJOR BKLL.—A movement is on foot at Merthyr Vale and Moun- tain.A"h, the object of which is to present to Major Bel! with a hand some ad dress congratulating him upon his elevation to the magisterial bench. PONTYPRIDD. PRESKNTATION TO A CURATE.—The Rev. R. E. Rowlands, who has just been appointed to the living of St. George's-super-Ely, was on Thursday presented at Pontypridd with a purse containing £ 40 in gold, by the Churchpeople of the town a marble clock and statuettes, by the Sunday School of St. Matthew's and a breakfast service, by the choir of the same church. The rev. gentle- man been a curate of Pontypridd for s;x.years, and was latterly attached to the mission church of Sl. Matthew's, Coedpenmawr. His departure from the town, where ho was exceedingly popular, is keenly regretted by all classes. The presentation was made on behalf of the subscribers by Mrs Williams, the Vicarage, at a tea and entertain- ment held on Thursday in the Parish Room, under the presidency of the vicar. DOWLAIS. FAREWELL DINÑEa TO DR. JOHN WILLIAMS.- A complimentary banquet was given on Thurs- day night, at the assembly-rooms of the Bush Hotel, Merthyr, to Dr. John Williams, on his leaving Dowlais for Cardiff. The chair was occupied by Mr Thos. Jenkins, C.C., J.P., High Constable of Merthyr. Mr W. Hams, Vice- Consul of the U.S.A.. proposed the health of their gur st in very felicitous terms, and spoke most admiringly of the doctor, both in his personal and professional character. Dr. Wil. liams very feelingly acknowledged the good wishes which had been expressed towards him on all hands. Other usual toasts were honoured.
I LOCAL LAW CASES. I I H. H. Josse (Deceased). I In the Chancery Division of the High Court Justice Mr Justice Chitty continued yesterday the hearing of the arguments in the administra- tion suit of Hall v. Josse, alteady partly reported. The main question in this very intricate case was whether the trustees had power to sell Beok. lands," and if so, whether they ought tc sell it.— His Lordship decided that they had the power, and that in his opinion it ought to be sold, and that the trustees should proceed to sell within a reasonable time, and that they should keep it up in the meantime. The remaining questions were as to the payment of outstanding tradesmen's bills—whether they should be paid out of the estate or fall on young Mr Josse who, even after his marriage, had always lived with his father by adoption, and as to partnership interests. The former question wa scarcely contested, and the trustees were authorised to pay the accounts I and the other question Mr Farweli, Q.C. (on an intimation from his lordship that he oould not make a fresh will for the testator), did not press. Order accordingly. make a fresh will for the testator), did not press. Order accordingly.
I DROWNING FATALITY AT NEATH I I County Coroner Cuthbertson held an inquest at the Windsor Castle Hotel, on Thursday after- noon, touching the death 6f Wm. Thomas Jones, 51, of 109, Wiiidsor.r,,)ad. -Evan Jones, father of the deceased, stated his son was an agent for Messrs Taylor, photographers, at Swansea. He left the house at 10 o'clock that morning for Otlfrew. He had been subject to epileptic fits for 12 years. He had the last fit about a fortnight ago. He had not oomplained that morning before leaving the house.—Rees Jenkins, Florence-street, ¡ said be saw the deceased on the bank of the canal about 9.50.—Owen Morgan, New-road, Cilfrew, deposed tu discovering the body.—The jury found that death was caused by Accidental drowning." j
COLONEL CARRINGTONlS APPOINTMENT. Colonel Sir Frederick Carrington, wit* lhra "MIa selected for a Major-Generalship, has seen much practical service in South Africa, and has dis- tinguished himself in several campaigns. After the withdrawal of Sir Charles Warren's army of occupation 10 years ago he created the Frontier Police, and has commanded them up to last year. He was originally an officer in the South Wales Borderers, and has been on half pay for many years, although be is comparatively a young man, being still under 50 years of age.— Evening Newt and Post.
VICAR OF SWANSEA ON THE CHURCH'S WORK. I The Vicar of Swansea (Canon Smith) has issued his tenth annual report of Church work at Swansea. He says Disestablishment would be a national disaster, and the remedy worse than the disease. Moreover, it is not wanted by the masses even in Wales. While in 1885 there were 619 Easter Sunday communicants, in 1894 there were 1,242. Moreover, since 1885 SM,WI had been raised for Church work. =
Explosion in Berlin. MARVELLOUS ESCAPES. BKRUN, Friday. A formidable explosion Occurred at a quarter to four this morning at the Military Balloon Department on the TempeJho Field. A gasometer, together with a number of charged cylinders. blew up with a terrific reportf destroying the storage buildings and damaging the barracks in the vicinity, which were occupied by troops. Fragments of the gas cylinders were scattered in all directions, and the windows in the houses near the barracks were broken. No one was injured. The cause of the explosion is not yet Jcnown. Reuter.
Mr Gladstone's Health I Latest Bulletin. The Press Association learns that Mr Glad. Stone's condition to-day is very satisfactory. The following bulletin was issued at 9.30 this morning Mr Gladstone has passed a quiet night, free from discomfort; the eye is progressing quite well the general health continues excellent. favourable Anticipation, .1 Dr. Habershon stated in an interview with a representative of the Press Association to-day that their main task now waa to increase the eight and strength of Mr Gladstone's eye, and there was no reason to believe that this would not be accomplished. Dr. Habershon is delighted at the progress Mr Gladstone is making. Count Hatzfeldt made an enquiry regarding Mr Gladstone's health to-day, on behalf of the German Emperor. At one o'clock this afternoon there was no change in Mr Gladstone's favourable symptoms. Enquiries by the Duke of Coburg, I The Duke of Saxe-Coburg left London to-day for Vienna. His Royal Highness, prior to his departure, caused special enquiry to ba made regarding Mr Gladstone's health. --4::0.
THE ANGLO-CONGO AGREE- MENT. Gallic Indignation. I iPAEiS, Friday.—The Soteil to-day declares that the voluntary retirement of M. Casitnir Perier's Cabinet was not unconnected with the conclusion of the Anglo-Belgian treaty. In fact," con- cludes the journal, the Premier, who was thoroughly acquainted with the foreign and Colonial questions, did not wish to be called upon to settle this important matter, whioh places us under the necessity either of accepting a humiliating political rebuff or of risking a rupture with Great Britain." The Gaulois says that French diplomacy has rastained a reverse in Central Africa. The Anglo-Belgian arrangement aims a serious blow nt the political position of Egypt and Turkey in the Vailey of the Nile-a position which it is to our interest to consolidate and to protect on account of our possessions in the Soudan. The King of the Belgians has ignored the rights of France, who has on the Congo a right of preference or pre-emption which she has not abandoned and it seems very difficult to believe that the French Government will not remind King Leopold of its absolute rights." The Estafette, in an article on the subject, says: We may safely assert that no French Govern- ment will ever permit the international provisions of the Berlin Act, and the engagements entered into by the different States to be trampled under foot."
WATER-POLO AT PENARTH. I The public baths on Penarth Esplanade, Oluminated with the electric light, switched on through the courtesy of the Pier Company, were crowded on Thursday night for the purpose of witnessing a fancy natatorial display by Miss Beckwith and troupe, and a polo match between the members of the Newport Swimming Club. Mr O. J. Wernett (Newport) officiated as referee, and the teams" fielded to as fol- lows :—Captain Lane's team-Goal, Heybyrne backs, Dickson, Knight, and Williams; forwards, E. C. Lane, Johnson, and Brickley. Captain Grant's team-Goal, G. Hewins baoks, D. Rees, Lloyd, Freeguard forwards, rw aterfield, G. M. Grant, and Evans. In the first half Line landed a goal, and when "no side sounded D. Rees and 5. Grant had each secured a goal for their side. Brickley, had, however, to retire at half-time through being seized with cramp. A very interesting open handicap to amateurs, ander A.S.A. rules, was initiated by Mr J. Owen. Three silver medals were offered as prises by Miss Beckwith. The distance was four lengths, and the race was contested in heats, the winners of each being Messrs J. Allcock (Saltmead), J. Williams (Penarth), H. Hayes (Penarth), and P. Jones (Swansea). The last-named accomplished the distance in the remarkably smart time of Imin. 50 4-5secs. In the final stage a grand and exciting finish resulted in a dead heat between Hayes and Allcock, J. Williams being a good third. In the run-off Hayes caught the judge's eye first, just securing the victory by a short head. Another handicap is being formed for to-morrow (Saturday).
BRUTAL TREAT M ENT OF A WIFE I A Judicial Separation. I At the Cardiff Police-court, this afternoon, Mr Stipendiary Lewis, with other magistrates, was occupied for some little time hearing an account of the matrimonial infelicity of a greengrocer and his wife.—Mr Belcher, who appeared for the complainant, Mrs Anne Griffiths, living in Oowbridge-road, stated that his client sought a Judicial separation on account of the conduct of her husband. The specific charge on which the complaint was made was of a brutal nature, and, although it was entered as a common assault, he should have no difficulty in proving an aggravated assault. It seems that the man, James Griffiths, came home late one night and blackened his wife's eye, and threatened her for several hours, this baidg only one of repeated acts of cruelty. David, who defended, said there were, unfortunately, relatives in the case and cross-examined to show that the wife was a woman of violent character.- After hearing the wife's story and the medical evidence, the Stipendiary said it was quite clear that an aggravated assault had been committed. The defendant James Griffiths would be fined 95 and costs, including legal and medical professional fees; the wife would be granted a separation order, with the custody of the children, and the husband would have to contribute 15s per week for their maintenance.
CHOLERA ON THE CONTINENT, KOVKIGBBXSGI, Friday.—A local paper states that owing to the outbreak of cholera in Russia the Governor of East Prussia has issued an order directing that persons wishing to cross the j frontier from Russia into the Pruiisian districts of Neidenburg or Telsburg shall only be allowed to pass the boundary at Illowo.-Reutcr. ST. PETERSBURG, Friday. -CFolrrs has broken out in the provinces of Plock, Radom, and Petro- koff, in Russian Poland.—Renter.
IMPORTANT WILL CASE. A. Witness Faints in the Box. In the Probate Court, to-day, the hearing of the will suit, Hopegood v. French and others, was resumed. The case refers to the will of Mr John J. French, who had resided in London, Essex, and Brighton, and who died in January, 1893, leaving property worth about 2140,000, I Mr Harold Hopegood, formerly of Brighton, and his wife, a daughter of testator's widow, pro- pounded a will of November, 1890, with a codicil dated January, 1891, leaving property to the widow, and afterwards to her children. The defendant, who claimed relationship with the testator, alleged that the will and codicil were executed under undue influence and fraud, which allegations were denied.—Mrs Catherine Eliza French, widow, was called. While giving evi- dence she fainted and fell in the witness-box.
SUDDEN DEATH OF AN ALDERMAN. I Alderman Robert Wolstenholme, one of the beat. knowi) cotton spinners in Lancashire, wag found dead in his bed this morning at Hey wood.
PLATONIC FRIENDSHIP. Sir Francis Jeune asked Mr Kisch who the great phtlosopher was who said that there might be platonic affection between men and women, and the learned counsel was unable to answer, which is not to his discredit, as there never was such a philosopher. How many people talk about "platonics" (says the Morning) without in the least knowing what they mean, or what Plato said about carnal affection. If they did know they probably would not make the allusion. The Dunhill case was an exhibition of cynical and brazen-faced audacity happily seldom seen in the divorce court even ab the end of this century.
I ARREST OfANAlLEGED PICKPOCKET, This morning, b the Cardiff Police-courb- before Mr Stipendiary Lewis and other magis- trates—a charge against Henry Block (27) for I stealing a pair of spectacles, valued at 219, was heard. Detective Davey caught the prisoner taking the glasses from Jenny Liedlke, who was watching the Corpus Christi procession. When being taken to the station the man endeavoured to throw some purses among the crowd, but the officer prevented him. The application of the police for a week's remand was grafted.
CRIMINAL PRECOCITY. An Astounding Tale. Two precocious criminals—each sixteen years of age-have been tried, one at Aix, the other at Paris. The former told a strange etory. He declared that in October last a friend of his, whose body was found in the woods near Aix, and with whose murder he was charged, told him that lielliad had enough of life, and begged him to assist him in committing suicide. They both smoked and dramk until half intoxi- cated, and then set out for the woods. The youth who is said to have contemplated suioide was blindfolded and lay down on the grass. His friend then stabbed him four times with a knife which they had, as he asserts, pur- chased together, lie then went home, calmly stopping a fair on the way. The jury acquitted him, considering him not to be responsible for his actions but the Court decided that he should be brought up in a house of correction until he was of age. The other 16-year-old criminal began life by breaking open a safe and appropriating the contents. To conceal the theft he then proceeded to pour petroleum over the safe and the other! furniture in the room and set fire to the lot. When he had spent his ill-gotten gains he de- livered himself up to the police. Sentence of five years' hard labour was passed on the pre- cocious burglar and incendiary.
NEATH SUCCESSES AT THE DOG SHOW. At Exeter Dog Show, held on Thursday and Friday, the following local successes were ob- tained :—Two first prizes in pointer classes by Mr D. H. Jones, Pencairae two seconds in setter classes by Mr W. H. David, solicitor; and two seconds and one first in g-reyhound classes by Mr B. S. FreegardJ
DIGNIF The old story of the Irishman in sedan chair has just been renewed in caris. A portly and dignified nierchant was driv ing along the Rue de Rivoli to-day, the ooaohnr.,an of his cab following the tramway rails for the benctit of his jaded horse. A tramway oar came up behind and signified with muoh blowing of the ho n to the cabby to get off the rails. The Je hu tri- 1 to do so, but the wheels of his vehicle we. stu k in the metals. His fare, thinking he had ""011 heard the horu, jumped up to put his head ('Jub « window and call, when the floor of Aev, gave way. The stout gentleman 1 through, and had to run along shou :e cabman, but in vain, to stop. The civ, i!y amused at the novel sight of a two-legg 1\\ at length took pity on the unlucky man, i Mt of breath with his untoward exertions,. his cab, and extricated him from his uni. v; :;nd humiliating position.
QUEEN'S BIRTHD.y OBSERVANCE. CETTINJE, Friday.—A banquet h-r,y.u of ¡' QueAn "Victoria's birthday was given t by Mr Robert Knight, the British Cha" i res. The guests included Prmce Danilo, '.c aon of Prince Nicholas, all the Monteneg. and the members of the Diplon, o.r.'y,— Reuter. _————
A Calcutta telegram s»ys the. Bank, has rsdnced its min:»*" *—nnf to 7 per cent.— **■*■
TO-DAY'S SPORTING. I Kempton Second Spring Meeting. KEMPTON PARK, FRIDAY. In bright, brilliant sunshine the Kempton Park Meeting was comme