the SIXTH EDITION of the SOUTH WALES ECIIO is Published at 7 p.m. and contains the LATEST Foreign, Genercd, and Sporting I'elegra/ms up to the TIME OF GOING TO PRESS. I
FOUND DROWNED AT CARDIFF. Gruesome Discovery at the Docks. Bute Dook-constable Edwards found the lead hocly of an unksiown man floating in the East Bute Dock, Cardiff, this jnotnihg. It is that of an apparently young man about 20 years of age; height, 5ft. 3in., brown hair, light complexion, slighll build. The thumb on the right hand was missing. Li,i was dreesed in an Irish frieze tain, striped shirt, white cap, no boots, and in his pocket was found a pipe and a 8illc handkerohief. _I
MODEL SCHOOL GIftL, emily -1ged nine years, of 26, High- Street, Camdfctt Town, has just succeeded In B&rniiH; iiu; special medal which is given by the London School Board for attending school four fears without being ones absont or late. She is DlMdy the possessor of three silver medals earned previously.
ANOTHER MADAGASCAR EXPEDITION. PARIS, Tbursday.-The Gautois states FCHAT a j fresh expedition of 12,000 men will be despatched to Madagascar after tiie Ru-,ikn fêt¡>s Slrt! (' Parliament will be asked for a voti; oj 20,000 i1- tones for the expedition, -Doo" J i
ABERDEEN DISASTER. I The Fire at the Theatre of Varieties. SEARCHING FOR BODIES. Gruesome Sights. I FOURTEEN INJURED PERSONS IN THE I INFIRMARY. An Aberdeen correspondent telegraphing to. day says :-The disaster at the Theatre of Varieties is the one topic in Aberdeen. Search for any other bodies buried in the wreckage voks resumed this morning and proves to be very gruesome work. Attention was first directed by the searchers to the west corner of the building, then crossing to the other corner—that next to Bridge-street—the first ghastly discovery was made. Lying almost on top of the mass of debris appeared the body of what looked like an adult person. Every shred of clothing had been burned from the body, and the flush stood out red against the ashes. The knees were drawn up and the face turned down into the debris. Tiie body lay on its side, and the limbs and trunk were shrunk almost to the skeleton. A few feet from this terrible sight an unfortunate creature was found half burned in the ashes In this case the mutila- tion wrought by the fire was more awful still. Some parts of the limbs were entirely burnt off and the stumps of the bones could be seen. One more was found and then sheets were got and tho remains were reverentially placed therein. All the viotims were found within three yards of the exit, and the supposition tuust be that they had fallen uuconsoious on the stair- case and then been burned gradually as the fire burned itself out. Fourteen cases/are still being treated in the Infirmary, and the doctors report that the injuries to two of them are of a very serious character. Two of the bodies found in the ruins have been identified as those of Hugh Mathieson, of Albion-street, land John Hall, of Powie-plaoe, Aberdeen, both young men. PERSONS STILL MISSING. I An Artiste's Leap for Life. I Another correspondent telegraphs :-Reports have been received by the police that persons are still missing, but no more bodies have been brougbb to light. The bodies of the three persons found were lying near the door and were identi- tied by pieces of clothing. The eldest of the three had almost reached the exit. The artistes, one of whom (a lady) jumped from the window and escaped without injury, have lost everything. [Additional particulars on the 4bh page.]
MICHAEL IN AMERICA, I First Public Appearance. I A SUCCESSFUL DEBUT. I American Records Broken. I American exchanges just to hand give details of Miohael's first public appearance in America. The event took place on the Manhattan Beach track on Septombor 18th under the auspices of the Quill Club wheelers. Michael was opposed in a race of an hour's duration by Frank Starbuck, of Philadelphia, the holder of a large number of American records, and the recognised cham- pion long-distance rider of the oircuit; aud A. E. Weinig, of Buffalo. The New York Times, speaking of the race. says:— When the sharps saw that he (Michael) was only a triflo more than half as big as Starbuck, they marvelled at his record of victories, and still more werf they surprised when the wonder took a warming-up pin on an undersized wheel geared to ninety-eight inches. His blue eyes sparkled and his legs moved with the regularity of piston rods as he pushed the miles behind him. All tho while he chewed gum, with an expres- sion on his boyish face that said plainly: Oh, it's all very easy when you know how." Apparently be was fully aware that he was the foreign champion, but be was not immodest. He has a fetching way about him that prompted the young local cracks to eye him as a mechanic would scrutinize a beautiful engine. "This is little Jiinmie Michael, the champion long-distance rider of the world," said Fied Burns, the announcer, leading the 115 pound wonder before the grand stand FOB AN INTRODUCTION. I The little fellow looked pleased, and blushed over the outburst of applause, and then, walking to his wheel, mounted and WAS soon on his rapid journey. Besides Starbuck, there was A. E. Weinig, of Buffalo, in the race against tho visitor. Etch man had his own pace- maker, the E trupean method, tried for the first time in this country. There were "quints," quads," triplets, and tandems in abundance. Tho triplet teams included the Jallu brothers of Paris, regarded on the other side as the best pacemakers in France. They were on Michael's list, and did faster work for him than any other team on the track. Weinig never cub much of a figure in the race, retit-iog in the twenty.first mile. His pacemakers did poor work in com. parison to Michael's. So, too, did Starbuck's. At the beginning he was without assistance from his own men for several laps, and this was when he lost a lap and a half, the Welsh lad riding meanwhile I LIKE A PIKCm OF WELL-OILED MACHINERY, I his pacemakert then doing their best work. The critics declared that they never saw a racing man with such petfrct action as Michael displayed. His pacemakers couldn't go fast enough to suit him, and so he jogged along, once or twice riding with only one hand. Not until the last three miles did he show any signs of making an extra effort. Theu he had sufficient reason to bend over that huge sprocket), for Starbuck, aided by tandem pacing, began in the 25th mile one of the pluckiest finishes ever seen. All through the struggle a Mtitl breeze had bothered the riders much in the stretch. At this time it swept with renewed force against the pedallers as they turned into the stretch, but it never troubled the Quaker. Ho gritted his teeth, gripped his handle bars tighter, and away he went to cut down Michael's lead. He's going to win!" shrieked the man in the stand, who never before was known to grow excited. Others said the same thing in the same excited way. From this point to the end the enthusiasm never abated. Starbuck, riding Jike a whirlwind, true as steel, cut down Michael's lead inch by inch, foot lIr foot, aud yard by yard, while the spectators encouraged him with their ories, His three-mile spurb was a magnificent piece of work, showing speed and endurance rarely witnessed. Michael saw him gaining and weakened, it is said, but encouraged by two teams of pacemakers, who clujig-to-him to the end, he I MANAGED TO BEAT THE REDOUBTABLE STARBUCK by about 30 yards in the hour. Had there been another lap the Quaker must have won. It is regrettable that the correct finish could not have be«n recorded. Within the hour Michael reeled off 27 miles and about two-thirds of another, but the officials didn't catch the fraction, so the word aboub" is essential in this case. Michael's time tor the 27 miles was 57.50 3-5. Titus held the American record, and his distanoe was 27 miles 185 yards. ilis time for the 27 miles was 59 46 1-5. Titus's record was beaten in every mile from the very beginning. The world's record was never equalled. That was made by Thomas Linton at Catford, England, on July 7th this year. It stands at 31 miles 5 yards. Praiso for Starbuck's great effort was on every. body's lips, and as for Michael, the sharps looked at him and simply wondered how he did it. -r. ..d._
MAYORESS OF COW BRIDGE. Sudden Illness. FSFECTAL TELEGRAM TO THE "ECHO."] Tho Mayoress of Cowbridge (Mrs D. Tilley) is lying in a critical conditiou at Ivy House, having been taken suddenly iIllasll night. Dr. Moynan i in constant attendance. __n_
CATTLE MAIMING. The Oldcastle (county Meath) police were yesterday morning informed that several valuable heifers, the property of Mr Wm. Evans, J.P., wore fearfuliy injured during the previous night. The animals' tails were cut off and their legs were mutilated in several places. Three of the animals, each of which was valued at £20, bad to be slaughtered. The police are prosecuting inquiries, but no arrest has yet been made in connection with the outrage,
IN THE ARMS OF A POLICEMAN. At Gosporb last night Edith Haynes, landlady ot the Grosvenor Hotel, jumped out of a window with the intention of committing suicide, but «'-cr"t"d in the arias of a passing policeman. She h t-n remanded pending inquiries into her ..¡¡. v1 OMMJL
"WHERE DID YOU GET THAT HAT P" A Police Court Scene. Mr Martin without his hat is like Samson shorn of bis lack. Therefore he never uncovers his head when ho oan avoid it. The officials at West London Police Court yesterday were greatly horrified to find him, when summoned for keeping a dog without a licence, march boldly before the magistrate wearing au aggressive brown felt. Astonishment spread among the public when it was observed that Mr Martin resisted all appeals to conform to the custom of legal tribunals in this country. P'raps," said a coster at the back of the court, 'e's one o' them coves wot can wear their cadies' anywhere—even afore the Queen." came the response, "e ain't a lord, e' ain't. 'R keeps 'is 'at on cose's bald, and don't want's brains to be in a drawft." Ere the discussion could go further the geutleman was seen disappearing through one of the doors before a strong tide of police- men, whose sense of the proprieties had been greatly shocked by his contumacy. When his case was called on Mr Martin returned, still wearing his hab, Mr Rose very politely pointed out to him that it was nob usual for people to behave in that fashion in a court of justice, but the defendant was as unmoved as his head. covering. In due course a penalty of 12" 6d was imposed, with a week's grace within which to pity, and with a courteous "Good-day" to the Bench the owner of the dog retired, defeated on one point, but triumphant on that which lay nearest his heart.
CARDIFF CORPORATION. ELECTION OF BOROUGH AUDITORS. Polling To-day. The election of two borough auditors takes place to-day in Cardiff, and the event is regarded with some interest, as many as nine aspirants for public honours having been nominated for the two vacancies, The outgoing auditors, both of whom seek re- election, are Mr A. M. Bailey (Messrs Bailey and Giller) and Mr Oswald Coleman the other candidates being Msssrs W. R. Phil- lips, coal inspector Win, Powell, Penarth D. Roberts and D. R. Roberts, Cardiff (Messrs D. Roberts and Son, accountants) 0. F, Sanders, Joseph Stanfield, and N. Winchcombe. The poll is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and all the polling booths are at the Town Hall, separate rooms being allotted to the respective wards.
HOUSEBREAKING AT NEWPORT. The Hand post Inn. Stow Park, Newport, and the West Park Grocery Stores, Risoa-road, New- port, are alleged to have been broken into by a burglar or burglars late on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, The fastenings of the kitchen window of the Handpost had been forced back and entrance effected, but the intruders found nothing in the way of money in the till, and wisely forbore to slake their thirst at the bar where there was plenty of liquor. The West Park Stores adjoin on Risca- road, and it is inferred that the thieves went from one to the other. There the back door was found open when Mr Collond, the proprietor, oame down in the morning. Beyond a few pence which were left in the till nothing is believed to have been taken.