TALES OF THE TURF. By 0. DARCY FRIEL, I Author of Racecourse Romances," &c. BUSTARU'S BROTHER. I "Patience exclaimed old Ben Parfit. to Lor' love me, some chaps has more I patience than spiders, and that's saying a good deal. Why, I remember—but it's a long story." We were assembled in the cosy bar-room of the Pig and Gridiron, and it was evident that our host had a tale to tell, but did not wish to make his amusing narrative too cheap. However, the proper amount of persuasion was immediately forthcoming, and after a decent show of reluctance Ben began "You remember me once telling you a yarn about Jem Corby- how he got shut of his overweight ?'' Of course, we remembered all about it. Well, this was another or Jem's dodges, i and a rum one, too. Jem ome turned up with a new jumper at a small steeplechase meeting. A bay colt he was, with a white face and four white stockings. He was a big and good-looking enough, hut rather I troubled with the slows and sometimes he wouldn't jump, anu then again it seemed as if he couldn't. Not a promising customer for that line of business, eh He didn't win, I needn't tell you, but Jem wasn't bit down-hearted. He kept entering Bustard —that was the coifs name—at all sorts of meetings, and running him, too but the beast never made any sort of show. Mostly he fell at the first fence, or else refused it but now and then, when he was on extrn, ood behaviour, he got over the obstacles ill right, but couldn't raise a gallop for the run home. A heart-breaking sort of animal should call him. The boys in the ring used to have no STid of fun over Jem Corby and Bustard. Suppose you think they'll all fall 3ome day—eh, Jem,' one would say. Oh, Jem knows what he's about,' another would chime in, he's only throwing dust in the handicapper's eyes. One of these days he'll come out and win the Grand National with him, and break us all.' Then they IVvuid ask jein to back his horse, and offer him all sorts of extravagant prices, but Jem only laughed, and said the stake was good enough for him. •' Now, I couldn't make this business out at all. There was nothing or the Simple Simon about Jem—not by no manner of means: and it was pretty clear to me that he wouldn't keep on paying entrance fees, and bearing the cost of sending the horse round to meeting after meeting, unless he could see his way to getting his money back with interest. I felt certain that J em was playing a deep game, but it turned out deeper than ever I imagined by a long sight. I asked no questions, you may be sure, for Jem never took a living soui into his confi- dence, and besides, as we were old pals, I knewlie would not forget me when there was a bit of the ready to be collared. Well, in course of time the entries for the Great Lansdown Steeplechase came out. and among them was Mr James Corby's Bns?ard. There was laughing a?d chaffing no end, to be sure, and thj boys said Jem must have goue right off h)s head, for he'd never had a shy at an evect of t!us class before. The Lansdown Chase was one of the biggest jumping contest of the early spring, and all the best cross councvy cattle were entered in it. There were a lotof us—jockeys,trainers, bookmakers, and all that—at the Saddle Hotel in Birmingham one night. The Four Oaks meeting was on the go then, and we had been to the steeplechases. We were enjoying ourselves after dinner, when who should come in but Jem Corby. I think I mentioned before that he had a little place in Shropshire, a quiet, out-of-the-way spot, with not a tout within 50 miles—suited him down to the ground. He had been to the meeting, too, but, for a wonder, had left the white stockinged colt at home. The moment he put his nose inside the ioor there was a genial yell of—' Whatpvice Bustard T Jem grinned pleasantly, and sat down. 1 Well, old chap, is Bustard going to hava his head loose at last I' ;aid a big jovial bookninker, Alf Ha re!tela by name. 14 1 Wlien asked Jem. '()h, tw the big race at Lansdown, of course. Well, he might have depends on the weight. v L ,4 It won't be above 12st 71b,' I put in. 011, they'll put him in a class by him- self,' said a smart young jockey 6st, and a quarter of a mile start.' Jem looked at him in a pitying sort of way. Poor little chap,' he says, if what I know and what you don't know were put to- gether. what a devil of a lot it would make.' < Well, but look here, said Hare- field, 4 let's do a bit- of business. I've begged you to back that white-legged colt scores and scores of times, and yoti iiever dare to have a penny on him. Now, can two have a deal ? I'll lay a good price, and if he gets over ten stone it s no oet. 4 What do you call a ,,ooet price ?' asked Jem. 11 4 Well,' said HarcheJd, with a wink to the company, 4 considering the animal's high class and brilliant performances, 1 really couldn't offer more than ifve-and- twenty to one.' ,"They'll lay double that if he sees the post,' says Jem. After a lot of playful haggling it ended in Jem getting a thousand to ten from Hareiield, and he booked the same odds with two other lieldars, who said they wanted to be in at the good thing. Before we broke up I managed to get a word with Tom oii the quiet. I said, 4 what's the game ? Well,1 he said, looking me straight- in the eyes, afraid to risk a tenner you had better fellow my example. Those chaps are eager to lay, but I don't care about taking any more to-night.' Oh, ho t sayi 1, it's business, then?' 44 4 Yes,' he says, it is business, but only do what I've told you for the present, and don't open your mouth about it till you see me at Lansdown. Now, Jem had never put one wrong in his life, and though it required some swal- lowing, I took li"- advice and got a 1,000 to 10 about Bustard for the Lansdown Steeple- chase. Onthefaceofit.iswasthesilliest thing I ever did in my life, for, on any form he'd ever shown it wasn't a thousand to one I but a million to one against the horse. But then, you see, I had a rare belief in Jem. u Well, time passed on. and the day of the race drew nigh. There was some betting on it, but Bustard's name was never mentioned. He was among the bottom lot, at ten stone, as w3 expected. I wasn't particularly anxious about my bet, though I should have been glad to hedge I t, if I'd had the chance, but I must say I was con- sumed with curiosity to know what wonder- ful transformation Corby had made in his horse to give him a ghost of a chance of wrmmng. I kept looking out for Jem on the day of the race. but never caught ight of him tlU the jockeys were weighing out for the big j steeplechase. Then he was so busy he could hardly spare me a minute. I Well,' said I, do you think you have a chance V 'Chance be b.owed he says, it's a bloom in' certainty.' "I stared at him open-mouthed. It was enough to knock anyone silly. Yes, you ma}' stare,' he says. 4 but you'll be wiser in a few minutes. Go and back Bustard to win you a fortune.' And with that he turned away. Well, I felt very sorry for Jem. for, to I Veil you the truth, I believed he had gone right off his nut. 4 4 4 Ah, poor c'i,,iT),, I thought, you'll have a bitter wakening before ll)n.' 44 It never entered my head to put any more money 01\, you may be sure. Indeed, I should liAve been glad to save my tenner if there had been a chance, but there wasn't, 50 weat up to see the race. Tho distance was three miles and a half, with plenty of big jur&ps, and I naturally iroked to see Bustard fall or refuse early on, as usul. nut he did nothing of the sort. The horse was going freely and well, and tymz the crudes like a bird. Jumping J>hosph«»v I exclaimed, that can never 03 BLi.-it-irtl But it Was, right enough. There were the conspicuous markings, die white face and the four white stocking, but he had never before galloped or jumoed like that to my knowledge. I began calling myself a fat head for not taking Jem advice. Hiif riile fron: home there were only fciree ia it, and one of thom was Bustard. When it came to the straight run in I expected to see him drop out, tor he never had any pace to speak of. and you could have knocked me down with a feather when I saw the horse that had been a standing joke to us for so long walk right away from the two smartest chasers in training, and win in a common canter Then there was a regular scene in the ring. Some of the bad-tempered ones called •Tem all the ugly names they could think of, but mos t of th em cheered him heartily, though there was scarcely one that he hadn'-t nailed tor a long shot. They said he had worked the oracle properly and deserved to win. I saw him for a moment after the race. 'Weil,' he said, 41 hope you've raked it in.' Haven't I just,' said I, for I didn't dare to tell him the truth but didn't I curse myself for being so obstinate. Still I had a thousand quid to draw, which was a long way better than nothing. 44 Now, or coursc, vre all thought that Jem had just hacked Bustard about to make people believe lie was no use, and that he'd never had his head lose till he ran at Lands- down but Jem was most original in his roguery, and would have scorned to make anything by a commonplace romp. The real facts were quite different. 44 Happening to meet Bustard's owner some time afterwards, I asked him casually what had become of the horse. he s:1.id.. I sold him to go abroad after he won at Lansdown.' I'm surprised at said I 'I ex- pectect to hear of you clearing the board with him.' he said, carelessly, 'I won a good stake and I was satisfied.' Not you,' says I, I know you better than that. Come, Jem, there's more in this than meets the eve -out with it 4 Well, to tell you the truth,' he says, 4 T wanted him out of the country, and I had good reasons for it.' "After a good deal of coaxing I got him to tell me the ins and outs of the affair, I and to put you out of suspense I may as well tell you at once that the winner of the great i ansdown Steeplechase wasn't Bus tard at all "The fact was that Bustard was just a big, good looking, useless horse, and Jem soon found out that he was never likely to pay his corn bill. But, as it happened, when Jem had about got sick of him, he was over in the South of Ireland, attending a local meeting, when, among the winners, he saw a horse that was the very living image of Bustard. In size, shape, and colour they were identical, the only difference being that the Irish horse had but three white stockings, whereas Bus- tard had four. But, as Jem said, a few dabs of paint would soon make that right. It turned out that the colts were half-brothers of the same ae-from one sire, but different dams. But there was a wide difference in merit. Bustard's brother was a splendid II fencer, and could gallop with the best of them. Every detail of a most glorious plant came into my mind all in a moment,' said J ern. and I bouorht the horse there and then. arranging with the owner to keep him fur the present, and send him over to Liver- pool when required.' Jetii played hi. !ime out, till the name of Bustard became a laughing stock. But shortly before Lansdowii lie set olf one morning with Bustard, on pretence -)f going to a meeting, and sold the horse to a farmer in a remote part af the country. He would make a good hunter, Jem told the man, when he had a little more patience, and he was easy about the price. Then he went on to Liverpool, where his Irish purchase had arrived, and when he got home again not a soul about the place ever knew about the substitution."
I SWANSEA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, The monthly meeting of the Swansea Chamber of Commerce was held on Friday afternoou, Mr J. R. Leader presiding. The Secretary said that with respect to a communication sent by tho Chamber pointing ous tha justice of traders receiving rebate in rsspect of terminal services not performed, the General Manager of the Great Western Railway Company had written stating that the question was hardly one for discussion between the chamber and the company, but with the individual trader who considered he was prejudiced by the existing arrangements for the shipment of coal at Swansea. He might remind the Chamber that the company had expended a large amount of capital in the provision of tipping appliances at Swansea, and at present they possessed far in excess of any other company interested 111 the trade of the port. Further, a year ago the company made substantial reductions in their rates for carriage of coal from several district, which coal was consigned to Swansea for shipment. He regretted to say that up to the present time tha result had been a loss to the company, and they were not therefore in a position to entertain applications for a further reduction. The Secretary disputed the statements contained in tile Jett(-r.-It was finally decided to refer the letter to the Council.
LAST NIGHT'S GAZETTE I Receiving Orders. I Francis Henry Ereese. Woodville-road and Minny- street. Cardiff, grocer. Arthur Edwird Wrignt. trading a." Wright and Co., Plasnewydd olace, Roafii, trading at the Hayos, both Cardiff, tool dealer. VVrn. Henry Buvridge, Llanjyfelacli-street, Swansea, journeyman baker. Lavinia Foster, Oxford-street, Swansea, milliner. Fredk. Charles G-vynne, trlding v, Breconshire Mill- board Co. at Llangenny, Br conshire.
FROM THE MOMENT OF BIRTH USE CUTICURA SOAP.—It is not only the purest, I sweetest, and mosc refreshing of nursery soaps, but it contains delicate emollient properties obtained from Cuticura (ointment), the great skin cure, which purify and beautify the skin, and remove skin blemishes, occasioned by imperfect cleansing and the continued use of impure soaps. Guaranteed absolutely pure by analytical chemists of the highest standing, whose certificates of analysis accompany each tablet. CARDIFF AND DISTRICT CHRYSANTHEMUM SOCIETY (affiliated to the National Chrysa.nthemum Society).—The Xinth Annual how will be held on the 13th and 14th November. Liberal prizes. Specials, certificates, and challenge enp for amateurs.—For schedules, Itc., apply to Secretary, 66, Woodville-road, Cardiff. 755e WATCHES, Clocks, and Jewellery repaired at l the iovresi possible prices for first-class work. None hut epxerienced workmen employed by Henry Tainsh 2, St Mary-treet, Cardiff 42'e MR SHELLARP, of 4, High-street, Cardiff (close to Castle), canbe consulted n? ily free. ArtificiiJ Teeth I tie highest clam at lowest «e. j
YANKEE YARNS, I Moral of the Moral. The persistency with which children see some other moral in a fable than the on, it is intended that they shall see is often distressing, and sometimes really instructive to their elders. A mother had recited to her little boy the story of the wolf and ths lamb, and followed it up with the remark- And now you see, Willy, that the lamb would not have been eaten by the wolf if he had been good and sensible." Yes," said Willy, if the lamb had been good and sensible we should have bad him to eat J I Leverly Platitudes, A beautiful young lady was walking round a suburban garden one evening, arm in arm with a young man, into whose eyes she sweetiy smiled. It is a lovely evening," said the fair one. Yes," replied the attendant. It was a lovely evening yesterday," said the beautiful girl as they came round again. Yes," meekly answered the young man, evi- dently at a loss what to siy. They came round a third time, and it was his turn now. I hope it will be a lovely evening to-morrow evening," said he. So do I," sai I she. Generosity. j A travelling salesman tells of a, business house he visited on a recent trip through the West in which the following prmtsd notice was dis- played Free to customers Glass of water, messenger calls, use of soap and towel, use of comb and brush, use of news- papers, use of pen and mk and lead pencils, use of porter, uss of matches. for bills and bills changed for silver, children and baggage cared for, storage for parcels, umbrellas, clothing, canes, lights for cigars, cigarettes, and pipes, string and paper, | packages tied up, street car information, political, j religious, medical, and tiieatricitl advice, seats | while waiting for cars, correct day and date of mouth. No thanks expected. If you are not satisfied with what you get inform the man in charge, and business will be suspended until your wishes are gratified." "Thump, You Beggar!" The late P-, of L- was perhaps the most eccentric individual who ever owned a j music-hall. From the record of his many whimsical sayings aud doings we cull the follow- ing, which may not prove uninteresting :— One Monday night, during the progress of the entert<\iu,t:<,nt at his" paIace of varieties," old P who invariably sat in the auditorium close to the orchestra, happened to notice that during a certain ballad vocalist's turn," the drummer in his orchestra every now and then Jaid down his sticks and waited a few moments, after which he took them up again and rattled away vigorously, on!y to lay them down aeain after. Old P whose knowledge of music only ex- tended as far as the fact that it "made a noise," wa:ched this strange proceeding for a little while, and then, his soul grow t?g wro? h, he stepped OVfr to the side of the innocently-offending drummer, who was of course playing his part as w.itten. What's your little game?" demanded the irate proprietor. G.tme ? I-I beg- your pardon, Mr P- stammered the astonished musician. What's your little game? Why ain'b you II p',ay Iii' like tij- otl)ers I've got 32 bars' ress in the verse-part, sir," explained ii he poor drummer. Rest be hanged roared old IEI- in a voice that was heard all over the budding. I pay people for resting in my orkester t Never mind about your 32 bars. I ain't to encourage no laziness. Thump, yuu beggar, thump j Aud he did thump, too
LOCAL LAW, RKES v. SAMUEL. —Mr JUSTICE Hawkins, ttmg 111 the Q lean's Bnucii Division of the High Court, gave judgment 0:1 Friday in the case of Rees v. Samuel, which was commenced at the Monmouth Assizes and adjourned for further consideration of points of law to London. Mr A. T. Lawrence appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr A. J. Ram for the defendants His Lordship, in delivering judgment, said toere were three issues originally. The first, which was an issue of fact, was whether or not the bond was executed by the two defendants under pressure of and by undue influence. That question the juiy found in favour of the plaintiff, and judgment was given on that issue. The rest of the case was reserved for further consideration, and there ware two points raised. First, whether or not Margaret Samuel, the widow of V/m. Samuel, was possessed of separate property. That point; was conceded in her favour by the plaintiff, that she had not. The third question was whether the second defendant—Joseph Samuel, who was said to bo surety to the bond only and not a p"incipal-wM a surety, 2,ud, if iQ. whi-tlw ha had discharged his obligations by means of certain deeds which it was alleged hacl.h.s?n deposited with tho plaintiff as collateral security for tho advances. It hoing admitted that the widow had no separate estate, judgment would be entered in her favour with costs. As to the fifth paragraph of the defence, he found for the plaintiff that no deeds ever were deposited as collateral security to the bond, and there would therefore be judgment for the plain- tiff as against the defendant, Joseph Samuel, for the amount cbimed with cost1- GRIFFITHS v. GURSHAM LIFB ASSURANCE SOCIKTY. —On Friday the Court of Appeal, con- sisting of the Master of the R,, Is (Lord ilshev) and Lord s Justices Lopes and Kay, disposed of this application for a new trial or judgment iu favour of the defendant company. The action, which was tried before Mr Justice Grantham and a special jury at Middlesex, was to recover the "ltU1 of £300, tha amount ot a policy of insurance on the lite uf Thomas E iwavd Gvdiiths, deceased, who had resided before his death at Pentrechwyth, near Swansea, where he had kept the Gwyndy Inn. The plaintiff was the widow of tho deceased she resides now at Coed more, Morriston, Glamorgan- shire, and at the trial the jury found in her favo,,ir.Ilr Je,f, Q. C., whosaiu that he appeared for the defendant company with Mr Spencer Powell, explained that he made this application on the ground that there was no evidence on one materia! point which went to tho rout of the case, and further that the verdict was against the weight of evidence. The defence was that the deceased had not given truthful answers to the questions put to him in the form of proposal.- The application was dismissed with costs THE Cotusiox IN THE IRISH SEA. —-OWNEES OF THE CLAN GALBRAITH V. OWNERS OF THE LORD BAN-GOP.Oll Friday m the Admiralty Division of the High Court of Justice, Sir Francis Jeune, president, sitting with Trinity Masters, gave judgment in this action for damllges caused by the collision between the four-masted barque Clan Galbraith, of Glasgow, find the s.s. Lord Bangor, of Belfast, in St. George's Channel, during a dense fog, on the 12th of May last. The Lord Bangor, which is owned by the Irish Shipowners Company, Limited, was on a voyage from Dublin to Barry Dock, Cardiff. Sir Francis Jeune, in giving judgment, said he could not help thinking that if there had been proper attention on board the Lord Bangor she would have heard tho foghorn of the barque. Apart from the fact. that the Lord Bangor did not hear the foghorn of the Clan Galbraith, he con- sidered that she was alone to blame for the collision for not stopping when she heard the whistle of the tucr. J udgmeut accordingly for plaintiffs, with ccsts.
G.W.R. DIRECTORS' VISIT TO SOUTH WALES, The directors of the Great Western Railway Company yesterday carried out the programme set out in our previous issue, paying a visit of inspection to the Garw, Ogmore, and Llynvi Valleys branches of their undertaking. They left Cardiff ab 8.45 in the morning, and reached that town again about 6 o'clock, the pirty being composed of the same gentlemen whose names have been already published. To-day they visit I the Bute, Penarth, and Bsrry Docks.
BERGIUS STEPNIAK. I The Society of Friends of Russian Freedom does a great deal to disseminate a knowledge of the political and social condition of the Russian people with a view of solving some of the com- plex, political, and religious questions of that country, and in furtherance of this object the Cardiff branch of the toeisty arranged for the well-known Russian author and lecturer. M. Sargius Sfcepniak, to give a lecturdfrt Cardiff. An mterested audience assembled in the Queen-street Hall on Friday evening, Canon Thompson presid- ing. The lecturer having been briefly introduced by the ehairman, immediately plunged into his subject, whIch was on his well-known countryman, Tolstoi as a novehst and social reformer."
SOUTH WALES COAL CONTRACTS. Owing to the uncertainty which at present prevails in the steam coal market, very few !I contracts are as yet made for next year's delivery. The Royal Mail Steamship Company, however, I have just concluded contracts for (IplivLrv ovee 1896. The c, d. contract for 80,000 tons of steam coal, delivered to Southampton, has gone to Messrs Powell Duffryn, but the actual price has not yeb been ascertained. Thelfollowing firms have obtamed the f.o.b. at Cardiff contract :-Albion Coiliery Company, 15.000 tons of their first class steam coal and the Cambrian Colliery Company, 40,000 tons. The price obtained under the latter contracll is, we understand, 10s 3d per too, leas 2% per cent.
In the matter of toques, square crowns are much worn. They are slightly turned upwards from the face, and one of the points, as a rule, comes exactly in front of the two others standing out on either side, and the one at the back turned up very sharply. A cascade of lace falls down on I either side of the hair, but the lace for this I purpose must not be too soft, though it should be I j wired and arranged in a graduated box-pleatj
FACTS AND FANCIES.I I FAOTS AN FANOIES.! BY-THB-W AT.—Mile-stones. A TOUGH MORSICL.-The crash" of the earth. The most expensive things are those purchased below cost. FACT !—People who give tone to society rarely give anything else. The social upper crust is usually based upon the financial dough beneath. THEY ARE TOO BUSY.—" Women seldom become great linguists." No they talk too much. DISPOSED OF.-East Did you get rid of those houses in Kansas ?-West Yes.-East Who took them ?—West: A cyclone. LOVE GROWN COLD.-She (reproachfully): You said you would die for me. -He (stifBy): I was referring to my whiskers, madam. THB VERY LATEST ABOUT WOMAN.—Some malignant slanderer now states that a woman needs no eulogist, she speaks for herself. To RAVE OVER.—" She's a woman for people to rave over." "Indeed ?" Yes she lives in a flat and practises vocal music six hours a day." THE FRUITS OF WAB.—" A great war," a German proverb says. leaves the country with three armies—an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves." No OTHER PLACE TO GET IT.-Mrs Cold water Didn't you promise to give up that olub ?—Mr Coldwater Yes but surely you don't expect me to do it until the Sunday law is modified ? APPROPRIATE DANCES.—For jockeys, a galop; for dualists, the sword-dance for Celtic wrastlers, the Highland fling for smokers, a horn-pipe for tipplers, a reel for prisoners, a quad-rille. Master Brown, this is an example in subtrac- tion Seven boy; went down to the pond to bathe, but two of them had been told not to go in the water. Now, can you tell how many went in ?-Brown Yes, sir seven. HARD TO BELIEVE.—The story that a pirl in 0 skland, CaL, jumped through a plate glass wmdow to avoid being kissed by a young man at a church festival, lacks versimilitude for reasons other than the thickness of plate glass. A BACHELOR'S VIEW. I like children," he Siiid but that's the last time l'iii going to hold a baby." "How' that ?" inquired his friend. Well, Jones's wife gave me their kid to hold, and it sagged in the middle and yelled and I don't see how you gat hold of the things, any way." A BENEFICIARY.—Hamm (the tragedian) I hear they kt.1 going to give a monster benefit for old Bockseffis.—Eggers (the comedian): Yes lie's been 20 years on the LulU Turn Theatre's salary list, but a rich relative died the other day and left him half a million, and he's going to retire. COMPLETELY OUTWITTED.—A certain noble lord used to go about Nuples attended by a large ferocious bull-dog. Having decided upon going to Rome, he proceeded to the station and took his place in a first-class carriage, the dog taking up a posit,clli in a seat opposite his master. The station-master, with many gesticulations, de- clared that the bull-dog should not travel iu a passenger train. Very well, then, take him ;>ut I" was Lord X's quiet rejoinder. In vain the official expostulated; Lord X. merely reiterated his former reply-a piece of advice which was not followed; and, apparently master of the situation, he threw himself back in his seat and calmly lighted his cigar. But the Italians were not to be outdone, and, quietly detaching the carriage in which the offending Englishman was sealed, they made up the train with another carriage and started it off. Lord X sat quietly smoking for a quarter of an hour, and then, surprised at the delay, thrust his head out. of the window and demanded when the train was going to start. His feelings when the situa- tion was described to him may be imagined. DJD'T PLEASE THE FIREMAN. Alexandre Diimas was not above taking a hint from the humblest of his critics. At the final rehearsals of The Three Musketeers at the Ambigu Comique he noticed during the tirst six tableaux tiie shming helmet of a fireman who was listen- ing very attentively. About the middle of the seventh tableau the helmet suddenly vanished, and Dumas remarked upon it to his son. When tha act was finished, Dumas went in search of the pompier. What made you go away ?" he asked him. Because it did not amuser me half as much as the others," was tha answe. That was enough for Dumas. There and then be went to the manager's room, took off his coat, waistcoat, and braces, unfastened the collar of his shirt, and sent for the MS. of the seventh tableau, which ha tore up and flung into the fire, to the consterna- tion of the manager. "What are you doing!" he exclaimed. You see what I am doing; I am destroying the seventh tableau. It does not amuse the vompicr. I know what it wants." And an hour and a half lator, at the termination I of the rshearsa), the actors were given a fresh seventh tableau to study.
I LONDON MUSIC HAILS. The County Council of London, sitting as the licensing authority, met yesterday to consider re- commendations of licensing dancing and theatre licences in the administrative county. The chief interest centered in those parts of the report which dealt with the Palace Theatre and Empire, which the committee advised should receive their licences free from the old restrictions as to drinking in the auditorium and continuance I ot promenades. The Palace was first dealt with, and Mr Roberts (present vice-chairman, and late chairman of the Licensing Com- mittee) moved an amendment subjecting the renewal of the licence to the old conditions. After a long and excited discussion, the amendment was voted upon, and the numbers for and against were each found to be 56. The Chairman announced that he would give his casting vote in favour of the amendment, which preserved the Council's former policy. This decision was received with mingled cheering and hisses. On the Empire licence a similar amend. ment was moved. The amendment was defeated by 62 to 48.
HUSBAND POISONED AT HUDDEaSFIELD. At Huddersfield yesterday the magistrates resumed hearing of the charge against Annie Robinson (38), of administering mecurial poison to her husband with intent to murder. A police female searcher deposed that prisoner told her her husband bad eaten freely of tinned meats. Prisoner pleaded not guilty, and was committed for trial at the assizes.
MOVEMENTS OF LOCAL VESSELS Taff arvd Felixtowe 24th Racine left Bilbao for Newport 25th Crathorne left Odessa for Hamburg 23rd Homanby left Swinnemunde for Trangsund 23rd Sowerby p\ssed St Catherine's for Santander 24th Ormesby passed Gibraltar for De:a.w?re ?or orders 23rd Ormesby fe;t Ho!mNnnd for Hernosand 24th Picton left Tyne for Genoa '24th Crimdon arvd Trangsund from Pillau 24th Cledholt arvd Krainfors from Ornskoldsnk 24th Gwalia arvd Bilbao 25th I.arpool left St Nazaire 24th Jane left Bordeaux for Bitba? 24th E .rt of Dumfries left Bilbao for Carnm 24th i Gemini left Dartmouth for Cardiff 2atn Swiftsure left Portsmouth for Cardiff 25th Crtmiose left London for Antwerp 25th Beignon left Bilbao for Cardiff 24th Treherbert. arvd Braila 24th GoHelitfe left Bordeaux for Cardiff 24th Lavernock left Theodosia. for Gibraltar for orders 24tb Rochefort left Portsmouth far Barry 25til Gena. arvd Galatz from Piraeus 23rd Werfa arvd Havre from Swansea 24th Lady Havelock arvd Swansea 24th Charles Mitchell left Portsmouth for Cardiff 2111) Reading passed St Catherines 24th Ramillies passed Pera 24th King's Cross arvd Dunkerque 25th
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The Bullion Robbery. I ANOTHER STRING DISCOVERY WHERE THE BOOTY WAS STORED, The interest in the great silver robbery has been suddenly and unexpectedly transferred from the north to the south side of the Thames, and a sensational development is imminent. The police discovered that for some time past Sarti has occupied a suite of three rooms in some model dwellings at Maydwell-street, Albany-road, Camberwell, and that towards the latter end of last week a box and some heavy packages were removed in a cab, which has not yet been braced. Other police officers visited the rooms, and, although they were just two hours too late, the clue which they have obtained is likely to prove of very great importance. A Central News representative made inquiries in the neighbour- hood 5 esterday, and learnt that Sarti has occupied the rooms in question since July last. He was introduced to Mr Mills, the secretary to the Albany Artizans' Dwellings Company, by a Mrs Carr, who stated that he had purchased her furniture and wished to become the tenant of the rooms, which she was leaving. These were situate on the third floor of No. 54, Maydwell-street, a short thoroughfare running parallel with the Walworth-road and at right angles with Albany-road. The secretary was impressed with Mr Sarti's gentlemanly appear- ance, and agreed to accept him as tenant without making the inquiries which are generally made before rooms are let on behalf of the company. Mrs Carr stated that Sarti was a stranger to her, but that he was introduced by a gentleman whom she knew. From that time to the present, Mr Mills, so far as he can remember, has never seen Sarti. The rent was paid to him once by a cheque signed by Sarti, and at other times by postal orders. He remarked that the blinds of the rooms were never drawn up, and latterly the rent had got in arrear, but beyond this he saw and heard nothing remark- able about the tenancy. A more sensational story is told by Mrs McConnell, the occupant of the suite of rooms next to No. 54. She knew Mrs Carr well, and remembered her leaving the fiat in July. She took with her all her "best" things, but the heavy furniture and the carpets she had sold to Mr Sarti for £ 30, which she seemed to think was a very good price. After that, Mrs McConnell says, so far as she knew, no one ever slept in the rooms, but three stylishly-dressed men visited them at irregular intervals, sometimes coming twice or three times a week, and sometimes staying away a fort- night at a time. She was certain that no one ever visited the rooms for the purpose of cleaning them. She noticed that the blinds were seldom, if ever, drawn up. She -aid I always thought there was something mysterious going on," Asked to describe the visitors, she said the eldest was a man about 5 feet 7 inches high, dark complex- ioned, with an iron grey moustache, and well built. This was certainly not Sarti, if the pictures she had seen in the papars were any- thing like the prisoner. He generally wore a light overcoat and a brown, soft felt hat, dented down the middle. He was about 40 years of age, and altogether of rather swell appearance. The two younger men were both dark, and were a'so very stylishly dressed. They were apparently between 25 and 30 years of age. Until last week they had not been at the rooms for some time, and Mr Mills (the secretary) asked her to let him know if anyone came, as presumably he was anxious about the arrears of rent. Last Tuesday week the three men came to the raom, and after staying a short time, she saw them carry three sacks down the stairs. She noticed that the sacks were of better quality than ordinary. nnd described them as "Post Office sacks." They were exceedingly heavy, and, in order to get them pn to a hand-barrow, which was against the door, they had to obtain t assistance of a boy who was standing on the opposite side of the road. She did not know the youth, but was certain he did not live in the street. From his appearance she thought he was a coal-heaver. One of the sacks was placed on the handles of the barrow to balance it, while the others were put in at the back. She made no mention of this at the time, but afterwards told Mr Mills that the gentleman had been clearing out a lot of stuff. On the following Thursday the three men again visited the buildings. They came in about half-past three in the afternoon and remained an hour. One of them went out to get some beer and came back again. Soon afterwards one of them went and fetched a cab, and all three carried dcwn the stairs a large tin box, which appeared to be new, a Gladstone bag,and a brown paper parcel. The things appeared to be very heavy. They were placed in a cab. The gentle- men got in and were driven along the boundary lane towards Wahvortli-road. Mrs McConnell subsequently went into the rooms with Inspector Conquest and the other officers, and was struck by their dirty appearance, and the contrast which they presented when they were occupied by Mrs Carr. SUGGESTION OF COINING. I On inquiry in the neighbourhood last night the Central Nows was informed that the police officers engaged in the case have been making diligent inquiries in order to nnd the owner of the barrow on which the sacks mentioned above were conveyed, also the name of the youth who assisted the men, and the name of the cab driver employed on the Thursday. The cab is described as a good-looking four-wheeler, nearly new, draivn by a grey horse. The driver is said to be about 55 years of age, a short stout man, with full beard, turning grey. He wore a faded black overcoat and a hard felt hat. The police do not attacli any importance to a suggestion that the rooms at Camberwell were used for the purpose of coining. There was absolutely no evidence of anything of the kind when the premises were searched. It is, however, a fact that a boy who was seen in the company of two men who were making inquiries as to the price of silver attempted to pass a new shilling, which had such a suspicious appearance that the trades- man to whom it was tendered kept the coin and brought it to the notice of the police. It need scarcely be said that at the present price of silver naif-crowns could be coined out of the pure metal at a substantia! profit, and, if skilfully wrought, would be extremely difficult of detection.
PLOT FOR A NOVELIST. I Strange Story of a Marriage. I In the Divorce Division on Friday, Klla Louise I Clarke, otherwise Stier, prayed for a declaration of'nullit.yof marriage with Wm. Douglas Somerset, Stier. Mr Deane, for the petitioner, stated that in 1889, when she was seventeen, her mother drove her in a hansom cab to St. Mary Abbot's Church, Kensington, where, without having been previously engaged, and thinking it was ouly a betrothal, she in a dazed condition was married to respondent, who left the same day for Natal. In 1894 petitioner married a Mr Eord, but since then Stier had written claiming her as his wife, so that she was advised to take these proceedings. petitioner, in examination, said she threw the ring away directly she got outside St. Mary's Church. She had not seen Stier since. She never told anybody what took place because her mother, who was now dead, instructed her not to do so. The father of the petitioner said he knew nothing of the marriage at the time. His daughter bad no money, but it was probably thought she had expectations. The fBrther bearing of the case was adjourned.
FATAL CARRIAGE ACCIDENT. I v I- While driving on Thursday night in foggy weather. Dr. R. Morris, of Lancaster, aud his coachman, Thomas Henry Kemp, missed their way in a dangerous part of the highway at Halton, near Lancaster. The gig was over- turned by an unprotected declivity, and its occupants were thrown out violently. Kemp died from a fractured skull. At the inquest yesterday the jury said the road should be railed off,
I TRAMCAR COLLISION AT I SWANSEA, On Thursday night a collision occurred between two tramcars on the Aberdybertbi Bridge, and caused some alarm to the passengers. Itappears that a car was waiting on the siding, and though it had its brakesmen it slipped down to the main line owing to the greasy nature of the rails. At this moment the car from Morriston came up the hill with the impetus of the necessary spurt, and as the driver thought the road was clear he did not apply his brake till too late. Thus the ascending car crashed into the unmanageable one, with the result that some of the passengers were thrown down, some of the windows smashed, the ascend- ing car thrown off the rails, and one of the horses ] injured. The passengers were much shaken, and ¡ I one of them suffered a slight injury, which made I surgical attention necessary. 1
I SERIOUS CHARGE OF THEFT 1 AT BLAKENEY. At the Police Court at Littledean yesterday, Henry Coleman, of Pashnere, Landore, near Swansea, was brought up in custody charged with the theft, on the 28th October, 1892, from the house of Frank Baldwin, collier, Blakeney-hill, one silver Geneva watch and chain, a pair of trousers, waiscoat, pair of boots and show. two shirts, and one pair of socks, of the value of £4, the property of Frank Baldwin. —Supt. Ford asked for a remand for a week, pointing out that prisoner had only jusb arrived in custody of P.C. Jones, who that morning had come up from Swansea with the prisoner, and I the case was not ready to be presented to the Court.—Adjourned accordingly, and prisoner was remanded in custody. I
I THE TINPLATE TRADE. I I Ynispenilwoh Works Purchased. I It is stated that Mr Arthur Gilbertson has purchased the above works. They have been idle 12 months. Further developments have been made at the Cambria Tinplate Works, Pontardulais, which are now capable of competing on the score of facilities with the best works in the trade. A new annealing house has been erected, and there have been other additions. On Thursday an additional mill, with a new compound twin vertical engine of the newest type, was started, The engine was supplied by the well-known firm of Messrs Taylor, Struve, Eaton, and Price.
I MARQUIS OF WATERFORD'S I TRAGIC DEATH, I Inquest and Verdict. I An inquest was held at Curraghmore yesterday on the body of the late Marquis of Waterford. The jury returned the fellowing verdict: That John De la Poor, Marquis of Waterford, on the 23rd day of October, 1895, was found in his business-room at Curraghmore, lying dead. The cause of death was the discharge of a gun shot by himself while labouring under a fit ot temporary insanity." _—————
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I HE CLERGY AND THE BISHOP 11 OF S r. DAViD S. Before the two clays' conference of the laity and clergy of St. David's Diocese was brought to a close at Carmarthen on Friday the newly elected Dean of St. David'* (the Very Rev. E. 0. Phillips) made an interesting letrospecbi ve address. His observations, which were extremely happy I and greatly appreciated, ware made in conneei-ion with his motion of a vote of thanks to the Bishop of St. David's for presiding.—The Dean remarked that there were many present who could fmember the time when his good predecessor, Dian Alien, used to attend those gathering?. But now, after a long day's work well done, in superintending the restoration of the Cathedral Church of that great diocese—(applause )—and contributing handsomely to the same—(hear, hear)—be had earned a rest from his labours in a measure us eventide, and they always, he was sure, prayed God that that rest might be blessed nnto him, and that his netting sun would retire slowly and happily. (Hear, hear.) By the favour of the lhhop lie (the speaker) held the cffice which his good friend had resigned. (Applause.) He was very proud uf the privilege to be allowed to propose a vote of thanks to the president on that occasion, and to refer to the good work he had done, not only in presiding over that and other conferences, but to the good work winch he had done throughout the diocese. What he said to the conference he boldiy said in the presence of his Lordship, Ho was sure the members of the conference endorsed what he would say, namely. that his Lordship had governed that large and extensive diocese jusr in the same noble, impar- tial, and sympathetic way in which he had governed tiie conference. (Applause.) They hoped it may, when it pleased God to take him from them, and might that tin e us long deferred, be a strength to them to remember him. In con- clusion, he stated that when his Lordship's name was enrolled amongst the names of the bishops of that great diocese, they would he proud of being able to pomt to him as one of them- selves, as one of their nation who had been raised to that high post. and they would not be ashamed to compare him with the greatest Bishop of St. Divid' (Loud applause). The Lord Bishop of St. DAVID'S, in a very graceful speech, acknowledged the compliment winch had been paid iiiin by his old friend the DC-an. In expressing his gratitude for the kind words that had been uttered, his Lordship said he had tried, as far its possible, to do his work diligently, and, as he said at the opening meeting, if he had found it necessary to spare himself of iate, it had been for his work 3 sake and not for his own.
I CARDIFF EXHIBITION. A meeting of the General Purposes Committee of the Cardiff Exhibition was held last evening under the presidency of Dr. f. G. Horder. The duties of the committee were again discussed, and it was decided to accept them as received. The design of a frontispiece for the daily programme was left in the hands of Messrs Daniel Owen and Co. The secretary reported that the lighting of the buildings had been left in the hands of the Machinery Committee.—A letter was read from Mr Heath suggesting that branch lines bo made at the lower end of Salisbury-road near the new Rhymney Railway Coal depot and at the north end of St. Andrew's-place for the transport of heavy materials and exhibits to the ground.—The suggestion was considered a good one, but Mr Goodyer said that they would have to get the sanction of the Board of Trade before carrying such a scheme out. Ultimately it was decided to leave the whole matter of traffic arrangements in the hands of a sub-committee, consisting of Messrs J. Hurmau, T. H. Riches, R. B. Goodyer, J. J. P. Burt, and W. McKenzip, chief constable.-It was decided to accept the offer of Messrs Spillers and Nephews to erect a model biscuit factory, the committee fixing the price at Is per square foot.—It was resolved to advertise in the local papers for the letting of stalls in Old Cardiff, aud the cummittee having gone through some accounts, the meeting con- cluded.
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Welsh Gossip. I Mrs W. T. Crawsbay, who is taking a great interest in the Old Church Bazaar at Merthyr, travelled to that town from Scotland. The biography of the Rev. Dr. John Thomas, Liverpool, is being prepared by his son, the Rev' Owen Thomas, M.A., and the Rev. J. Machreth Rees. Persons amongst the hills do not know the meaning of the Italian word "conversazione,' and the definition given by a friend was con- verse with Shoni." The Venerable Dr. Davies, of Llaaelly, who recently resigned his charge of Siloah Church, has been in the ministry and in the same place for 46 years. He was ordained in October, 1849. A Union of Literary Societies has been estab- lished in Manchester through the instrumentality of a Welshman from Bethesda, North Wales, Mr W. R. Jones. A Union of Weltb Literary Societies also exists in London. The Rev. J. Ossian Davies, of Bournemouth, has during the past week visited the Principality, delivering eloquent sermons and lectures at Fleur- de-Lis and Tredegar. At the latter place his lecture on "Garfield" was a rare treat. The administration of justice at the Aberdare Police Court the other day was carried on under peculiar difficulties. In front of the presiding magistrate a continual stream of rain fell, and a dish had to be requistioned to receive the droppings. A biography of the late David Davies, of Llandinam, once M.P. for Cardiganshire, the father of Mr Edward Davies, J.P., director of the Barry Dock and Railways Company, is in preparation by the Rev. D. Lloyd Jones, M.A.. Llandinam. The Rev. D. Phillips, Bwlchygroes, formerly Pontardulais, and Mr J. Richards, Whitland, arrived safely at Hull on Wednesday morning on the ss. Walter Thomas from Alexandria, after an absence of six weeks, having had a very rough pasage through the Bay of Biscay and the North Sea. The voyage was otherwise very pleasant. Mr D. Morgan, the veteran miners' agent at Aberdare, speaking to one of our correspondents a few days ago in reference to certain old colliers, said that he knew a number of the old men who were ablo when levels were opened out into coal measures to say by tasting the rook and earth when they were close upon the coal. Can any of our readers give any further particulars of this ? Many have an idea that sol-faing in music is of recent date, but the following four lines from a cywydd byDafydd apGwilym in the 14th century proves the reverse Solffeais a'm salw ffuaiut, Salm rwydd ys aelaw 'y mraiut, Ac erdygau gan y gainc, Garnaudd medd gwyr ieuaiuc. Mr Georga David, solicitor, Cardiff, had lately some trouble to understand a witness at Aber- dare. The witness had on several occasions to refer to a key, and each time called it a she.' When, however, later on, speaking of a garnishee order from the County Court,, the witness said, I knew she was coming," it was too much for the Court, and a broad smile passed over the faces of the magistrates and the solicitors engaged. A few days before his death on December 4th, 1825, Ieuan Ddu, the talented young son of Gomer, to whom reference was made in this column on Wednesday, published a musical grammar in the Welsh language, which contains the following four lines of a cywydd by Goronwy owlin:- Dyledswydd a swydd hoyw saut Yw gwiw gan a gogoniaut; Dysgwn y fad ganiad gu, Ar fyr awn i'w hadferu. The annual report of the Commissioners of Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues contains references to some recent experiments in forestry in North Wales and to the renewal of interest in gold mining in Wales which the past year has witnessed. The Crown is said to have given the utmost facility to search for the precious metals, with the result that at the present time there are several bona-fide attempts being made to establish n. gold miniug industry in Merionethshire." In the current number of the Qenintn, Mr Ban. jamin Davies, of the University College, Liver- pool, has a very interesting article on the water power in Wales, in which he says that in view of our coal supply in this island possibly ending in lbO or even 100 years, the question of "obtaining mechanical energy must become a subject of first- rate importance before long. And what renders the question of water power an important one at the present time is the possibility of transmitting the power to great distance?, reckoned in miles, and even hundreds of miles. The retirement; from the hsadmastership of the Holyhead British School of Mr H. G. Jones marks the close of the public career of one of the best-known and most able elementary school- masters in North Wales. As a writer lie attained front rank at a time when the National Eisteddfod was practically boycotted by the clergy of all de. nominations, and under the nom de plume of Garinonydd" he has long figured favourably before the public. His son is Mr Fred Llewelyn Jones, late secretary to the North Wales Liberal Federation. A correspondent writes :—I recently saw a letter, dated October 7, 1322, from John Harris, Ieuan Don, the son of Gomer, who died Decem- ber 4th, 1823, a few days before he reached his 21st birthday, to the Rev. D. Davis, of Neath, the son of the renowned Davis," CasteJl Hywel. 111 which he offers the subjoined translation of the following well-known Welsh englyn O'i wiw wy i weu e a—a'l weau O'i wyau e weua E weua ei we aua A'i weau yn ienau ia. From Tris fair (or useful) egg to woave he goeJ- and his web From his eggs he waaves He weaves his wintry web, And his webs are the yokes of ice. Lord Windsor presided at a dinner given in Birmingham on Thursday night in celebration of the Conservative victories at the General Election. He said the success at the General Election in the case of Derby came upon the country like a clap of thunder, and quite exhausted the resources of their opponents. The Conservatives had suc- ceeded in placing in power, at the head of the Government, a man who was not only the strongest Foreign Minister, but he ventured to say also the strongest man in Europe in dealing with the complicated questions which now occupied the minds of statesmen in all European countries. The members of the Congregational Church at Penrhiwceiber, of which the Rev. R. Thomas, the president of the North Glamorgan Congregational Association, is the pastor, are going in for extensive alterations and extensions to meet increased requirements. Over 200 extra sittings will be provided, and the total cost of the altera- tions will be £ 2,300. The attendance of Mr D. A. Thomas, M.P., the senior member for the Merthyr Boroughs, has been secured for the memorial stone laying on the 11th prfcx., when three memorial stones will be laid by Miss Margaret Haig Thomas, Llan- wern, daughter of the senior member Master Norman Jones, son of Dr. R. W. Jonas, J.P., Penrhiwceiber and Mrs E. Morris, Penrhiw- ceiber. Referring to the paragtaphs which appeared in this column recently in reference to Kilsby," one of our correspondents a few days ago met Mr Jenkin Howell, of Aberdare, who informed him that about the year 1854 he used to walk from Aberdare to Llanwrtyd Wells, and he remembers perfectly well visiting the site of Kilsby'a new mansion. It was erected in a most solitary spot in the centre of a huge cairn of stones, and the first time he visited it the house was being pegged out. Kilsby at that time was in the ministry at Birmingham, and it was his intention to retire and spend the remainder of his life at that spot, which was only a short distance from his birth. place. Shortly afterwards, coming there to reside, he took charge of the church at Rhuyader. 011-Wye. Another historical work relating to Welsh Calvinistic Methodism is contemplated. It is felt that however excellently Mr William Morgan, of Pant, and his colleague are doing their work in their history of Methodist fathers, and how. ever great its historical value may be, it has to do with persons rather than" causee or localities. It is now suggested that what theso authors are doing for the great leaders of Welsh j Methodism, should be undertaken by some cotn. petent historian for the individual churches of the connexion. This work has already been i doae for the Congregationalists by the late Rev. Dr. Jolin Thoink, Liverpool, and the late Rev. Dr. Swansea, whose History of the I Welsh Congregational Churches in four large volumes is, perhaps, the most complete work of t te kind which has ever appeared.