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Prepared only by T If UNDATF, t# J1 CHEMIST, 1 JjlGH-STREET, QARDIFF. 4e Sold by all Chemists ^ulilic iisimz. REDEGARVILLE BAPTIST YOUNG I JL PEOPLE'S CHRISTIAN UNION. Under the auspices of the aoove, on WEDNESDAY LECTURE, Entitled "CHARACTERS from the BONNIE BBIAR BUSH, with readings, will be delivered by the Rev, JAMES BAILLKE, Pastor and PRESIDENT. Yoa are cordially invited. Admission Free. Col- lection. So j^oYXL NATIONAL EISTE DD i' OD OF WALES. NEWPORT, MON" I'JGU'T 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th, 1897. £1,716 IN PRIZES. I POETRY.£1951 PROSK £ 22b MUSIC: Cotrioosif'.ION £ 98 AKT AND SCIENCE £ *00 LIST OF SUBJKCTS OS»n BE OBTAINED of hhe I PABHSI'SR—WM. JONES, Priater, NEWPORT, Man., PostFrae, 7d. All further information to be obtained of the HON. A. J. PHILLIPS, 6384 RHPOU, Caerleon-road, Newport, Mon. RJLHE END oY^THE \VuRLTX^ JL Is i near? O; that day and hour knoweth no mail." ADDRESSES bv Mr J. S. WASHBURN, at LESSER PARK HALL, NEXt: SUNDAY, February 14th, at 6.50 and 8.15. You are in- Tited. 9M HOUSE TO LET, J JLJL Apply to Cbas. H. Huas and Co.. Bute Docks, Cardiff. 733e Jnblit Amusements. SWANSEA. rr H E b M P IRE. MANAGI.NS D;JJ:CT(}It.. o W AI.D STOLL. TO-NIGHT IlUUT. COLE, ITTTSLIE TRIO. ALDOW IVIID THEO, ADULK I.IJ«TA. GLOVER, REX HARLEY, MAYNARD & CALVER, HE BRUINS. NEWPORT. I TH E E M P I RE. MUNA«IN« DIRECTOR—OSWALD STOLL. TO. NIGHT I THE DAIRYMAID, BY fHE KEENS REEVES COMBINATION OP EIGHTEEN PERFORMERS. TARIBTIES BY OTHER ABLE ARTISTES. PONTYPRIDD. ROYAL CLARENCE THEATRE", PONTYPRIDD. Proprietors Messrs XiUSNCHARD and JONES. Manager Mr I'OlvI JONES. MONDAY, February 8th, and DURING the week. Return Visit of Mr FRED L. CONNYNG HAM K'S No. 1 Comoftny in the Wonderful, Ghoat-thiiiling, SUPERNATURAL SUCt:6SJI. R H HI PHANTO M S Time and Prices AS usual. SEATS may be booked without extra charge at Messrs THOM^GONANK^SHACUEL £ ^JKIU^I<^J>VAREHOUSE^TAFF-ST^71E MERTHYR. FLLHEATRE ROYAL & OPERA HOUSE, X MERTHYR. The Most Modern Theatre in Wales. Illuminated throughout by Electricity. SOLE LKSSEE AND MANAGER ..Mr WILL SMITHS ON. THE FUNNIEST AND MOSC SUCCESSFUL PANTOMIME PRODUCTION IN WALES. DAY PERFORMANCE SATURDAY at 2 o'clock Owing to tie length of the performance the curtain wiH rise dot 7.45. Early doors open at 6.30, 3d extra. to all parts. Ordina.ry doois open at 7.15 MONDAY, FEB. 1ST, FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY, Costly and important EN^STMENT of Fred H Graham's Company in the Grand Comic Christinas Pa.ntomime- CINDERELLA or THE FAIRY GLASS SLIPPER Direct from Royal Thtre. London. First; appear ance in the proviDCe5. Orand company of 50 acknow- ledged performers. Splendid scenery. Any a.mount of fun. Pretty faces, pretty dresses. In fact the finest PANTOMIME in Wales. If yon want to see Cinderella. on in first-class style go to the Opera House, Xertlt" Day performance Saturday at 2.30. 62Ce Late rains leaTe for Cardiff, Treharris. Pontypridd AND ether places on Monday, Thursday, and Satur- day. |3aijiic ÅlnU5tnttn1s. CARDIFF. rjpHEATRE ROYAL. LESSEE A MANAGEKKSS Mrs EDWARD FLETCHKR Commencement o; rhe Dramatic Season, TO-NIGHT, WEDNESDAY, FKBttUARY 10TH, 1397, and durbg the week. Instantaneous Sncress uf (he Elaburate Scenic pro. duction af the Quaint American Whirlwind Comedy Drama rpHE 311 AIL. Told in five grists. Uoder the direction of Mr .A111ert teele. COpy OF CABLEGRAM. January 9tu, 1393. To Albkrt STEELE, Theatre Royul, Cardiff. Fast Mail reproduced here (Chicapo, America) to. nigh:.—Glorious Success—Lightning Fast Mail created a greater sensation tijan ever. DOUGLAS. Friday, February 12th, Grand Fashionable Night, under Usiinyiiished paironitge BENEFIT OF MR W. T. BENJAMIN (Acting Mintajjerj. i he Nighb of the Season. 30 well-known Artistes.. MONDAV NEXT, Feb. Visit of the Phenomenal Saccess—W S. PENLEY'S CU. iu CHARLEY'S AUNT. Seats may now be bo..k..d. The Prisoner IIi Zentli, i Cuming. IJ.j'M s open at 7 commence 7.30. Prices, 6d lu £ 2 Ga. Hooking ibices, Messrs Thompson A Sliackell, Ltd., Quetin-street, from 10 to 5 Teleplione, 521, m H E A T R E R O Y A L JL Lessee and Manageress, Mrs KDWAUD 1'i.KTCHEit. FRIDAY N'MXT, FliBUi'AKY 12TU, ANlTAL OF M R W. T. B E N JAM IN, Adi!l M,i!iagttr. THE NIGH 1 Of iilK SEASON. Under tho ilistingui-hed patii>ii;e of the Right Ho». Lord Tredegar, Major General H. H. l.ee, J. M. Maclean, Kar^ M.P., Liucelles C.n, £""1.. J.l' Arthur J. Guutd, E»<i. (Our Cla.ju), Cardiff and Newport Fout'oail Clubs, Cat ford C.O., and local Ç;;ciin Clubs. Grand proùueliun of I h" American uu-io-date Musical Play, (itE FAST MAIL. Enormous Attractions j The :i:¡:ht of the Season Gigantic Prog:1\.mmc Thirty wfli-fcnowu Artistes Incrt!e.t Orchestra Di ors "pell 6.30, conun 'nee 7 sharp. Prices ¡¡.ä usual. Tickets everywhere. ee Bul,. -_u_- 'Tit nor, ill mortals (0 COmw.¡\1II1 success, out we'll dQ u\()re-Ùed4v" it." THE E M: FIRE. M Us W ALU STOU. TO-NIGHT' With New > icltH" The ORIGINAL J.UMIKRE fi I N E M A T < ) G R A P II E Under Mons. Trewty, From The Empire, London. Hyde Park Corner, Burmese ^Vit- lin^, j Klii'ie Fall (VVurtemberg). J Loading a Steamer in Spain, J Panorama of Cologne (Germany), Brooklyn Bridge iu New Voik, Draboon Crossing a River, The Water Chute, Queen's Regiment, Portugal, Chaise of Cuirassiers, Fire Brigade Call. JONES and ROBINSON 011 the Parallel Bars. The FOUR LYRIC SLsTKRS, Singers and Dancers. ELLA DEAN, You're so good, daddy." ENO, Mimic. b" Coon'" Courtship," SISTERS VI and EVELYN POOLE. RAUZA and ARNO. The BROS. CRESCENDO, Musical Comedians. NLXT WEEK- CINCINNAITT, LI (HUT. COLE. Bùx Oftice opon 10 a.m. to ) p.m. unlays, 10 to 1) fur Beservmg Seats in Fauteniis and Grand Circle, and f.n Boxes. R A N D fjl HEAT R E. I.¡"I(I( k MArtAOXft Mr CI. A REN OF. SOUNKS Grand a.nd Enthusiasiic Reception of the screaming Farcical Comsuy- THE NEW B A 3i Y (from the New Royalty Theatre, London), preceded each evening by the farce— M A AND DECEMBER. Door open 7 commence 7.30. Box Office ooen daily at Theatre from 10 to 4. Tele- phone 72.5. Prices from 6d to £ 1 N. lONDAY NEXT, February 15th, important ensnpe Inent, for three uijihrs ollly, of Mt and Mrs KENDAL and their London Company. Seals can now be booked at the Theatre. RAND THEATRE, CARDIFF. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TII, 1S37, I' FOR THREE NIGIITS UNLY, MR AND MRS KENDAL and their COI.li¡J¡¡nr. THEIR FIRST VIbif JO CARDIFF. 6633 Programme— 707e MONDAY A SCKAP OF PAPER." TUESDAY "A FLASH IN THE PAN." W EDNESDAY THE IRONMASTER." Patron, The Most Hon. the Marquis of B-.ite, K.T. J U B I L E li i CONCERT, PARK HALL, CARDIFF. WEDNESDAY EVKNING, FEBRUARY ITTH, lr37. VOCALISTS MISS MAGGIE DAVIKS AND MR ANDREW BLACK. SOLO VIOLONCI;LJ.O, Mtt W. H. SQUIRE. FuH Orchestra of 70 Performers. Conductor MH, J. E DKACON. Reserved Seats, 3s 611 each; Unreserved Seats, 2s and Is. Plan at Mr Win. Lewis', 22, Duke-street, Cardiff. Doors open 7.15 commeuco at 8. C!t.rriaj;es 10.15. Special tram to Llanishen IU1Ù Caerphilly, leaving Cardiff at 11 p.m. 6437— 510e PARK HALL, CARDIFF.! THE CARDIFF LADIICS' CHOIR will give their SECOND ANNUAL GRAND CONCERT WEDNESDAY EVENING, FKBRUARY 10th, 13S7 (Under the patronage of his Worship the Mayor). PART I. ROEC::KL'S CANTATA. •• westward HO r Accompanied by a Band of Ten Pianos. (Under the patronage Of J:iSWorIliP the )Iayor), PART l. ROEC::KL'S CANTATA. •• westward HO r Accompanied by a Band of Ten Pianos. PARI' II. Miscellaneous, including a Concerted Piece entitled, PAS REDOUBLE," played on 10 pianos by 20 per- formers. Special engagement of the brilliant Violinist, Mdlle. Mane C. Adolphy (Piemiere Medaitle du Con- servatoire, Paris). Reserved Seats, 3s each Unreserved Seats, 2s, Is, servatoire, P:f1:s). 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WIfE DESERTION A SEVERE LESSON* John William Milbourn°, aged 51, a well, dressed man, described as a dental surgeon, living at Brnadgate, Kxeter, was charged before Mr Francis yesterday, on a warrant with unlawfully deserting his wife, Eleanor Melbourne, whereby alia bllcanp. chargeable on December 30 th, 1896, to the Wands worth and Ciapham Union. — The Prisoner I nave iiitdean agreement wi*,h her to pay hsr 7", 6d a week. Slim knew where I was. I can't slford to give her much.—Mr Charter He oan't alford to keep his wife, bit, he can afford to kep another womnn.-r,fr Francis said people must be taught that it was a criminal offence to desert a wife. Ho sentenced him to six weeks' imprisonment with hard labour.—Prisoner seemed dnzfd at the sentence and exclaimed, 4' you revise the Benteuce? It will rniu me."—Mr Francis No.
MIXED RELATIONSHIP. I Daring tho hearingof a summon'! at the Thame* Police Court yesterday the husband, who was the defendant, said his step-father married his wif"ø (complainant's) mother, and each at tlif- titne had a family. Mr Mead Then you are married to your sister. (Laughter.) Defendant Well, I suppose it's something like that. lb is a kind of dual relationship. Mr Mead And your sist-r i. your wife. Defendant (despairingly) It seems so. Mr Mead: And you married your father's daughter. Defendant: I suppose I did -in law. Mr Mead Then your step-father's daughter ie your sister, and she is also your wife ? Defendant: Oh, I don't know. IL beats me. (Loud laughter.)
.d SHROVE TUESDAY FOOTBALL. At a meeting of the Surrey County Council at. Kingston a memorial was presented from the inhabitants of Dorking requesting the Council to put a stop to the playing of football in the streets of the town on Shrove Tuesdays, according to an old custom, on the ground that it caused a com- plete cessation of business, was a danger to the public, cauaed dnmngo to property, and led to a considerable amount of riotous conduot. Mr George Cave, chairman of the Standing Joint Committee, said that the committee had inquired into the matter, and found that the custom waft a nuisance to many of the inhabitant*. Notices therefore had been issued forbidding it, and the police had been instruotad to prosecute offenders.
iE2,000 FOR THE COPYNIGHT. Mc Joseph Arch, M.P., will publish his memoirs and ivminiiiceiices in about two months' time. Tbey will, as we have already skated, be edited by the Countfiss of Warwick. Mr Arch has, tt is stated, already been offered and has refused 42,000 for the copyright.
I SHOT fOR CONSPIRACY. MADRID, Wednesday.-A telegram received here from Manila states that a native clerk named Baiza, who was employed in the Naval Depart- ment, hM been ahot for conspiracy,-Beuter.
=7 BILLIARDS. I Championship Question. I BC.wv, John Roberts every cU"S"t in Lr.gieml j will bo pleased to know that th« pi ond challenge ] of I he champion jammer," Mr Ivc, of Ne-.v I I Yotk, has betfn f»?eep'ed. B;it snrely Mr Roberts I .7L-iti.OHKKTS. it tn i old a bird to b;! caught a seeoud tuns by :» trick which is not billiards at ai!. and which, if Ifo-rnt to per- fection, as it is by some Ameri- cans, must beat the most oolns- sal billiardplayer of all time. Unless Ives con- sents to tho barring of this stupid anomaly, Roberts will be nothing short of a madman to play him. An- other point ia that our great I bilhardiso ought not to consider himself quite a tree agon': in this matter, for the caallongo is certainly o-iu«! ni'd in .America as a national even' Another encounter that would be even more interesting would be that of a game of 30,000 all in between Peall and Roberts on level terms. There is uo use blinking the fact that a game of billiards with the spot stroke barred is not billiards any more than it would lie if one barred losing hazards or camions. Peall claims the championship of England, and at the present moment there is a spirited controversy going on in the Press »s to whether Roberts has a right to the title of champion, for it is the popular beliof that at the all-in game Peall would be hailed no easy winner. Be thus as it may, no one who plays what may almost be regarded as the national indoor game can fairly argue that the epoi stroke should be barred because it is monotonous. There is a good deal of exacerbation and ill-feeling over this »poi.-b*r business, which must come to a head before long.
-t H E LADY AND HER 80N-IN-LAW I At Bow County Ctmrt-hefore Judge French, Q.C.—Mrs Joins, the wife of a bricklayer, claimed £ 2 10?, tho price of a baswiuette, from Walter I Griiijinett, a carpenter. — Phmitilf That object is cny roti-in-law. (Laughter.) Two years ugo his wife, my lovely daughter, had a bassinette off tn". Sho was to pay as she cou!d, and work part of the money out by making my dresses. She made one dress for 4-s 6). When I took her another h6 said, 441 say, old woman, give someone else a chance. TaIee yom bloomin' dresses to ancthor." And that was a daughter I brought up in the way she should go. She was all rigbt till she married that thing there. (Laughter,)— Defendant There's a mother-in-law for you try ng to pus me away. Two years ago I got home one night and tha missus sayc, Wally, ttlert;'s a I a,y,, I Who gin" it us ?" She saws, "Mother." I said, 44 Ain't IIbe a kind old lady V We heard nothing more of it until uup'ensanlness aro;e in the family. Is v/;is a present.—Plaintiff: Do I ook tho sort of wctrmn to Rive presents ? (Laughter.)—Defendant I had to summon her son for assault. Then hur husband got up a shiiring-out club for Christmas. There was £ 2 6- 61 each, and he stmsk to the lot. Of course, there was a tow.Plllilltill What my old man does ain't nothing to do with iriy bassinette. I want that fellow to pay for it.- Defendant; len', ilie spiteful ? (Laughter.) How about my £ 2 6s 61 ? We never had a Christmas turk-:y this year. —Judge French found for the defendant.
THE SULTAN'S PROGRESS. Kissing the Prophet's Manlle. I CosSTANTrxOPi-K, Tuesday.—Great precautions I are being taken by thtl authorities in the capit'd ti) disturbances on the 17th iost,, when the Ntilt,.iii will pas.* through the cily on his WilY to St.ambou! to attend the ceremony of kissing the Prophet's mantle at the top of Knpn Palace. Tiie ne, voii- activity of the authorities tends to increase existing uneasiness.—.JUulcr.
BONN IN PRISON. Scene in a Police Ceurt. M u yH, iml;ton, the young Scotchwoman who j wp.4 indicted for concealing the birth of a er. ii-I of which she was delivered in Hoiloway Prison, was brought up at the Oid Bailey to-day snd discharged. Accused, who swooned in court and j appeared very ill, went away in a cab with hPf friends.
A LADY INTERPRETER. Another inroad by womankind in A field which has hitherto been exploited solely by men. At the Whitechapel County Court, a lady offered her services ivi interpreter in a Yiddish case, and his Honour accepted them. She performed the duties in an exceedingly creditable manner— ntuch. better, indeed, than matiy inale interpreters —and ab the conclusion of the proceedings the Judge thanked her for her aid.
DISESTABLISHMENT OF TI E CHURCH. I In the House ot Commons yestertity Mr j Samuel Smith trovad a resolution declaring is to be expedient to disestablish and disendow the Church of Sogland both in England and Wales. On a division the motion was rejected by 204 to 86.
DEATH OF A JUDGE'S DAUGHTER. Justice Mathew WM ctalled suddenly awny from Winchester this morning owing to the death of his daughter. Mr Justice Vaughan Williams announced that the Crown Court wculd not sit till the afternoon.
The Man About Town. It is no credit to South Wales that the Famine in Tndia and the thousands of starving subjects of the Queen should liave failed to move the people to generous gifts. Cardiff has been slow to move, and already many of its best citizens have felt the sting of disgrace which threatens to stamp the b orough. But what shall one say or think of Newport ? At the Council meeting yester- day the Mayor called the attention of mem- bers to the fact that Newport had not done much in the matter of the Indian Famine, and asked whether the Council thought a town's meeting was desirable. What occurred is best told from one of the reports There itas no response, and the Mayor observed that he took it no town's meeting was considered necessary." A very easy method of disposing of India'? starving thousands # While the Newport Town Council passed the matter by in silence, the Cardiff Relief Fund Committee were discussing the best means of securing a more general response to the call for aid. A benefit football match, a shilling and a sixpenny fund, are among the suggestions made. The Com- mittea evidently feel that it is to the populace, the Democracy, that the appeal must be marie if the fund is to receive adequate support from the borough. A very ugly fact was elicited. Replying to Mr Lester Jones, the Mayor said that during a period of eight een years the total sum realised for charity by lists at the banks in Cardiff was £ 10 Clearly our merchant princes have not learnt j to subscribe by cheque. Their sub- scriptions through the banks have amounted to about threepence per week An organising Committee was appointed to supervise the collections. Cannot they organise a domiciliary collection by ladies 1 The appeal is now to the people and not to the merchant princes, and the best way to reach them is over the doorstep. What a pity it is that all the towns in South Wales, from Gelligaer to Cardiff, can- not each have University Offices. If there were an indefinite number of establishments to distribute a considerable strain on public bodies would quickly be removed. The battle for the University Offices goes on apace. Newport is the latest to issue a Memorial, and I must say that the Uskside borough has made out an excellent case. Mon- mouth supports Newport, though the oddsare in favour of Cardiff should the offices be located in South Wales, where the bulk of the population reside. The memorial issued by Newport yesterday i3 » capital summary of the progress made by the town in quite recent times, for all the im- provements and institutions of to. day are carefully mentioned, reviewed, and marched past in review order. Nothing that is old or new has been forgotten, and the memorial stands as an excellent catalogue of Newport's title to honour as an ancient and a progressive borough. ♦ Castell Newydd, or Casnewydd-ar-Wysg is its name, and it received its first Chapter in the reign of Richard the Second. Beside that fact Cardiff shrivels up but the Taff side Municipality tops the other by a matter of a hundred thousand population. Newport is nearly 70 000 Cardiff is nearly 170,000. The facts as enumerated show Newport to be an up-to- date and thorough-going town. It adopted the Public libraries Act 25 years ago, and there is littie of municipal or educational enterprise in which Newport has not taken part. The Commercial enterprise and pros- pects of the town are enlarged upon, a sum of £6,000 is promised towards a site, and a building if necessary Newport is shown to be the next station to London," and cor veniently situated for fast trains between the town and other Welsh centres. And lastly the Chancellor and Court of the ¡ University of Wales are asked to consider the peculiar claims of the County of Mon- mouth, the ancient province of Gwent, upon the Principality." History and sentiment are finely mixed in this argument, aud after exhausting all the material aspects and arguments in its favour the Court of the University is asked to remember that in spite of the numerous collieries and iron works in the district, the county still retains some of the most beautiful Welsh scenery," and has many national ties with Welsh nationality, and it teems with associations with all periods of Welsh history," The memorial is a fine piece of work, and though rather late in making its appearance, it leaves nothing unsaid that can be advanced in favour of Newport. The Colquhoun Case has callcd attention to Johannesburg again. The last mai I brings me the following lines fryin an old Cardiff resident JOHANNESBURG. Iztood in the Goldmti City, Not far from the market square. And the brick-red dust was whirling Around me everywhere. An the eun glared hot upon nl, I burned with an inward hear, And loogod for the shade of a peaceful p'Hd Away from that grimy Htretl. Where the iron chains divided The throng from the passer-by, I looked from the gbz'Id verandah At miiny a bluod-red eye At the faces-hot and eager. Thick-lipped and evil bnnwd- Made hard and bold by the preed of gold, In that strange and motley Otowd. Dark as the deep3 of Erebuj, With a Herculean frame, Erect from among the strangers, One born of the laud there came. At his liecis the dogs rushed howling IVith sL racial hate to bite, While the white men jeered, as the oegs they chssred, And laughed with a wild delight. The God of the Golden City Is in ev'ry heart enshrined, A sjtldtd form of yioe and guilt, A myth of the evil miiiti. Ti- jewelled roglie is a hero there, Though hba brand of Casu lie hoars, Yi«* «aoh nafcire chief 18 an iutwin thief, So the prefaced one declines. When Market square was open Where the lonic-tailsd flop In d fl -w, And all around the wrynecks' hmne. Whore the prickly cacti grew Tix spot, I ween, was much more pure, And as beautifully fair, While perchance thy Chief was a smaller thief, When the white man was not there. 44 Dear Man About Town.-Your recent reference to Swift and his writings must, have attracted the notice of the officers of the Scavenging Department, who evidently have been looking into the immortal Dean's Directions to Servants.' That the lessons therein inculcated have been mastered, and that the knowledge gained is being prac- tically applied, those who live in Plasturton avenue have optical proof. As an illustra- tion of the aptitude shown by the students, I wish to bring to your notice the object lesson exhibited every alternate day. On Saturday mornings the receptacles for the house refuse deposited over night are supposed to be emptied, and the con- tents carted away, but from carelessness or mismanagement much of the otfai is scattered over the road. The effects of this sloveiilinetis would not be so apparent if the road sweepers did their duty during the day instead of allow- ing the cinders, cabbage leaves, Aud bones.. of All sorts to reniairi over the whole of Sunday, much to the disgust of the householders in the neighbourhood and to the many spectators passing to and from their respective places of worship. Literary attainments always command respect, but it is a question whether they are adapted to such humble but. necessary labour asscaveng- nig.—I am, &c., VIATOR." The cause of the complaint exists in every part of the borough. I J 1 ] Everything which tends to spread the influence of Music and increase its delights in the home is deserving of support and recognition. A choir is a centre of such influence, and for that reason I would ask you to note that the Cardiff Ladies' Choir I give their second annual concert in the Park Hall to night. Madame Louie Hooper- Rees is the conductress, and I hope that the Choir will meet with every measure of success that they deserve. Whilst I deprecate the wearing of spurs before they are earned, I like to see honest effort appreciated and success recognised and applauded. The choir appeared recently at one of the Saturday Concerts, and I beared promising accounts of their singing. With popular prices and a charmingly varied pro- gramme, they are likely to be encouraged by a big audience. Mdlle. Marie Adolphy, s^o violinist, who created quite a sensation recently by her wonderful playing, has been specially engaged for the concert. The Crowbar Brigade, which belongs to Newport, is a perfectly lawful organisation. It is no secret society, with diabolical designs on tho lives of innocent and un- offending persons, nor does it seek to spread terror in the hearts of legislators. The Crow- bar Brigade has in its ranks venerable J. P.'s, classic aldermen, and staid councillors. It has no mysterious ceremonies, and its intentions are perfectly honest and above board. In fact it is a very estimable society, a public benefactor, and its only enemies are the wrongdoers and the law- breakers, usually landlords' agents and selfish farmers, who block up public path. ways. In Newport the Corporation is the preserver of the footpaths, and clears away poet and railing, barbed wire, or any of the obstructive material which has been placed on old footpaths. From the Clerk to the youngest Councillor, all appear to be interested in what is a very important subject. Newport is peculiarly rich in lanes and footpaths. Alderman Tom Jones would make an excellent captain of the Crowbar Brigade should its services be required again, for yesterday he led the attack in the Council against the robbers of the" birthright" of the people in the old footpaths. The latest obstruction is in Maindee, and with the Corporation in such a huraoui and the inhabitants of the district eager to level the obstruction, the unlawfully obstructed right of way will soon be open again. If Cardiff had had a Corporation many years ago like Newport, the population of the Taff City would have been enjoying to-day many privileges and advantages which are denied to them. The sins of Corporations visit the citizens of a Borough after many generations. In this respect Newport is an excellent example to the whole of South Wales.
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j The Royal Gliost. The Daan of Windsor's Story. Really Windsor Castle seems to be overrun with apparitions. Queen Elizabeth's shade is by no means alone in her glory. The Very Rev. the Dean of Windsor was seen yosterday by a Daily Mail reporter about the apparition whijkk appeared to Lieutenant A. St. Legor Giyn, of the Grenadier Guards (its recorded on the 4tti page of the Echo). The Dean was quite ready, after the inquiries he had personally made, to believe that Mr Giyn had seen something of a supernatural character in the library of the Castle. But he was inclined to doubt, despite tradition, that the appearance was that of so gued a Protestant as Queen Elizabeth, Ho had a stronger belief in the apparition, some years baclc, of another sovereign, King Charles the First, whose spirit is said to visit one of the i houses in the Canon's Close on the opposite side of St. George's Chapel on June 26 each year. Tho last persou who is recorded to have been I Favoured with a Manifestation I on the part of the Royal Martyr was Mrs Boyd- Carpenter, wife of the present Bishop of Kipon, who was between 1682 and 1684 a canon of Windsor, and occupied a house in the cauon's quarters in the lower ward of the Castle. Mrs Doyd-Ciupenter'u story, so the Dean now told it, was to thu effcct that on the night ot Jusie 2ó;;b, in one of these titrue years, her husband was engaged ill c.' iivet-ib.tion in the dining-room with Sir ¡ Walter Pariatt, organist to the Queen, at a. late hour, and that she was iu her bedroom on the first- floor readme;, when she heard steps in the pa>ri>ge approaching hor room, the hasp of whose uoor was lifted, and the tluor slowly opened, revealing—in pliico of the whom his wife t xyecLod to see enter-Iwbody at all. After a brief pausie the door was closed agsun, and the steps were hoard recoilitig along the passage after the most approved ghost story fashion. When Dr. I' oy,i-Ci, rl),n ter arnvod npstairs some half an hour later his wife related the circumstance, and be recollected that the day was June 26dl, and that King Charles was traditionally supposed to 44 walk in that houe on that night. Tho Castlo authorities at Windsor do not appear to have hitherto paid that attention to its distinguished visitauts beyond the S'.yx from which the shades have every right to expect, in the way of recordiug the various apparitions and tabulating the annual dates thereof, which may account, for the infrequeney of their visita- tiulIS in recent times. Nothiog, one imagines, could wound the feeiings of the average Royal I ghost- more deeply than after taking the trouble to come some considerable distance to show itself to find no one about at the time from whom it I might exact the unwilling homage of a" dose of i cold shivurs."
I j ETIEACII OF PROMISE OASES. A Young Man for Damages. A breach of promise case, in which the circum- stances are of a very unusual character, has (says a legal correspondent) been instituted Ii n the High Court of Justice. It is not -t young lady who seeks compensation at the bands of her faithless lover. The I plaintiff is a young man, and he claims damages for the loss ho has sustained through the non- fulfilment of the promise i f his betrothed. It appears that he is a Gentile, whilst his liancee belongs to the Hebrew persuasion. Her parents objecting to her alliance with a Gentile, she endeavoured to pacify their objections by only consenting conditionally to bo married to her lover, tue condition being that he should become a Jew. He did ttu, but after complying with all the necessary formalities to make hnn a fitting member of the community to which his intended wife belonged, she, it is alleged, reiused to carry out the promise of marriage. Hence tho ó\c"iou, £400 Damage?. I At Northampton —before Justice Charles—Mnrit* Richardson, single woman, Northampton, obtained £ 400 damages from Northampton, obtained £ 400 damages from Win. Gciigii, a wel'-kivnvu bookmaker, 01 Northampton, for breach of promise. Plaintiff and defendant lived together at Northampton for 14 years as man and wife, five children being born. Defendant promised mar. riage severid times, but failed to carry it out, and eVtJCi blwl: Y I ttfter a quarrel over another woman, plaintiff and defendant separated iit D?C"»mber, 1895.
￼ I THE GOLFER'S EL DORADO. When one reads in the current number of Golf of a fortunate profss-oonal who has recently returned from the States with a clear profit of earned in the rp-ice of four months, oue is moved to wonder why impecunious younger soias have never thought of embracing a calling at. o;;c?» ?o lucrative and HO iwepj-b'e. All the moment A'jwtca is the golfvr' El Dorado, but Mr Horace Hutchinson, in an instructive article on the sunject, gives good reasons for his belief in the transitory uiitnre of these booming times, and bids the Scottish pro' gather d-liars while he may, before tiie (levelol). iii(-,nt of lccll tat#nt,-wi):clk has alreadv t-,egun- enables the States to dispense with imported professional guidance. When once our Trans- atlantic cousins devote themselves serioualy to a pa=tiir.e—and they have taken to goif far more enthusiastically than to cricket—they are not n the habit of resting content with anything short of supreme excellence. And, apart from that consideration, we should nut be in the least urprissd if the Senate, in their present temper, wete to regard the invasion of Scottish golfers as an infraction of the spirit of the Monroe doctrine, and check their immigration by a system of prohibitory tariffs.—Daily Graphic. 1IhI&IW-
A Horror of the Sea. I Terrible Stories of a hiate's Ci,usity. At Winchester Assizes yesterday, before Mr Justice Mathew, Gsorge Leonard Fraser, first mate of the British ship George T. Hay, was indicted for wounding with intent to murder John Water Lemou. The allegations are that whilst attending to an injured foot the prisoner struck Lemon on the head and back with his fists, and that on the prosecutor returning the blow he was ordered up to the sky eail, and that whou he came down Fraser struck him on the head and arm with a belaying pin, whereupon Lemon closed with the prisoner. Further, that the prosecutor was threatened with a revolver if he did not put on handcuffs, and that he was chained, bleeding, to a ladder and kept there four hours. I'; is further alleged that the voyago was "characterised by other brutalities from which one man died, and that on reaching Rio several of the victims swam ashore. A verdict of 44 Guilty of unlawful wlsutiiitg wnf r-,turn»d. Sentence was defr-rred.
"POT KING" v. 4t POT EMPEROR." I Yesterday at the Northampton Assizes a remarkable case of slander occupied the attention i f Mr Jusitce Charles and a common jury for several hour! The parties were two china dealers having stalls c.n Northampton Market. Plaintiff (Thomas Hnbt-.e, of Northampton) styled himself co The I'ot K't.g," and the defendant (William Turner, If Bedford) in retaliation described him- HM M The Put Emparor." The allegation was t-h.'jt 41 The Pot Emperor" chatged The Pot K;ng with gettii.g under false pretences, and with having been convicted for embezzle- ment. The defendant said it was the usual Saturday night slanging match. After two hours' consideration the jury disagreed and were discharged.
TODAY'S WKATHhVS;. 4.30 P;\1. J TO-DA V'S FORECAST FOR ENGLAND, B.W., AN» OUTJI WALKS. Wind backing to the south-west- ward and soutbwird mild un- settled SQUle rain OUNERAI..—The general appear- ance remains very ILnsotaed.
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Benin Massacre. A SURVIVOR'S STORY. [SPECIAL TKIJKGEAM FROU OCR CORRRSPONDXNT. J FOECADOS RIVKK, P, fb. 4th.—I have to-day had an interview with Mr Locke, one of the two survivors of the Benin massacre. He said We started from Gwr.tto on January 4th. Messengers from the King of Benin came to meet us the next clay. After halting to confer with them we pushed on, As soon as we had passed a faHen tree halfway to the city the natives, who were in ambush, fill upon ue. Some were armed with long Danish guns and others with hatchets. A place had been cleared in the bush, and the men with guns were lying down with the muzzles of their long flintlocks nearly touching the path. They fired upou the white men indiscriminately. When the firing commenced Captain Crawford, Mr Phillips, Captain Boisragou, C.ptaiu Maling, Dr. Elliott, and myself wilre leading. My boot- lace came undone, and I then fell back to tho rear with Gt)rdon, Powis, aud Campbell. Captain Crawford immediately afterwards came running back, crying out that Mr Ptiillips was dead. While I was consulting with him and the others the Benin men again opened fire upon us. Captain Crawford, Dr. Elliott, and Captain Muling fell immediately mortally wounded, and I wps also hit. Mr Powis, who spoke the Benin language, shouted out to the hilden natives trying to pacify them, but before he could say more than a few words he and Gordon were shot dead. I called out to Captain Boisrp.gon, who was near me, and asked whether he was alive, for he had beeu wounded as well as myself. The two of us then crawled into the bush, where we succeeded in hiding ourselves. The BlHn people were meanwhile attacking the carriers lit order to secure their loads. I luckily picked up a compass which Captain Crawford had dropped iii tlil- ptlij. With its help we steered our way after five days' wander- ing in tho bush—drinking the dew from the eaves, and satisfying our hunger with a few roots-to.i. small creek, whero we found a native in a canoe. By his help we tiitimately reached theUollsulate at Supelo in safety. Mr Locke had four wounds—two in the right arm, one in tho forearm, and oue in the abdomen. All are nearly healed, and ho looks in fairly good health now, but he still bears the marks of privation and suffwring. Captain Boisragon has comparatively recovered. Mt Locke leaves homo by the steamer Volta.
I A StfilES OF ANNIVERSARIES. The present week (says the Daily Chronicle) is curiously rich in anniversaries connected with the Throne. To-day marks the fifty-seventh anniversary of the marriage of the Queen to the Prince Consort, which took place in St. James's Pal ac$. It is also tho 520-ii anni vutBury of the murder of Lord Darnley, the husband of Mary Qiieon of Scots. Last Monday, again, was the 310h anniversary of t.he execution of Mary Queea of Scots in Foiheritigay Castle, aud the 29-5til i aunivorsary of the execution of the ill-hOed favourite of Queen Elizabeth, the Earl of Essex, the two ciiibi events which in those days did most to uiiite tiie titree countries. The death of the Queeti put an end to troubles in Scotland, whilst tlie other undoubtedly closed the Irish rebellion. Going still further back, 763 years ago to-day, Robert of Normandy, eldest sou of the Conqueror, was Murdered in Cardiff Castle, I by order of his brother, Henry L, the K;II who for 15 yef.is is said to have never smiled. Yester- day, 181 years ngo, the great Scotch Earls of Der went water, Kelimure, and others, suffered ou the block at Tower-bill for crimes which were more or less the outcome of the brutal massacre of the olau of the Macdonalds in the valley of Giencoe, the anniversaiy of which occurs next Saturday. On Sunday last, 400 years ago, Geoige, Duke of Clatsnce, was condemned to death for treason. Finally Friday next is the anniversary of tho execution of two Queens of England, the being Catherine Howard in 1542, and the second Lp.cly G.y, the unhappy Q>en J;;JIP, her b«5«b,w!. Lord Gnldford Dudley, in 1584. "'ioO. 'rU"M'
CYCLING IN PARIS. A I-IIENCii MICHAEL." Of Pa vis correspondent, writing on Mors ay, say--As bearing upon the feats to ba ace, om. J.111hed next month by Tom Linton, the following may be uf interest to some of your renders as obtamed yesterday hero by Champion (French), Bonhonrs (French), and Taylor (English), Armstrong (a short time back the winner of similar tests) having fallen almost at the start and thus impeded. The contest is one of three heats of 50, 80. and 100 kilometres each—i.e. about 31, 50,and 62 miles—to bi.- rtin on three different days. YESTERDAY'S FIRST HEAT. Kilometres. H. M. S. 51-Fun time—1st, Cbainpion-I 3 103.5, 2nd, Conhours—1 3 42 3-5. 3rd, Taylor -1 5 252-.5. The next neat is to come ott on inuraaay evening next, and the final a week hence. The periods are then to bo aggregated, and winners declared according to aggregate time. So far Tom Linton's general records have been respected, I thmk. Choppy Warburton, who is Champion's trainer, received quite an ovation on the performance, and Champion is emerging as the Fi-encii Michael." Choppy says 110 will be as good for six hours.' work as oue, and he no doubt is oue of the foes to be opposed to Linton next month. Departure of Michael. I Michael definitely sailed for America from Havre on Saturday per s.s. Bourgogne.
LAW AND LITIGANTS. I I THE LAW CONCERNING CONTRACTS. Mr Justice Wright delivered judgment this morning in an action brought by the Churoh Extension Association against the Birkenhead Oirporation to recover £ 617, which they had paid on deposit and in part payment; of the purchase money of land which they had agreed to buy, but had not rati-itd out their contract. The plaintiff's in 18.33, wanting land for the building of a church, pgi'ted with the Corporation of B:rk»nhead to purchase a plot of land for C2,300, One of the conditions was that L617 should be paid on deposit and in part payment of the purchase money. Tho plaintiffs, however, were unable to complete their engagement, and wanted th» money returned. Mr Justice Wright, after taking time to consider his judgment, held that the money wa3 forfeited and decided in favour of tho Corporation with costs. A stay fe-r ten days was granted for tho plaintiffs to coo^der whether tbej would appeal.
INCIDENTS 8F THE FLOODS. The water in the Waveney Valley, Suffolk, abxtt-d yesterday, but many of the cottages which were flooded are not yet habitable. When the water was rising many families had to make their oscapp in boats. In one instance a married wontan, mimed West, was rf-tinovediti a wherry, where sho gave birth to a child. Punts are in general use around Slough, and numbers of children have had to bo conveyed to school by that means. At L*i>g!»y tha water has invaded a largo biickmaking works, and operations have been suspended. I The rivers Don nnd Di»*rne have overflowed around Mr-xbotough and are still rising. Cottagers in low-iyiug parts have barricaded their doors and retired to the upper rooms. The floods in the Thames Valley are subsiding.
I CANTON POLICE STATION. I New Cells to be Erected. At the Catrhlf Watch Committee this morning — the Mayor (Alderman E. Beavan) presiding— the Bo rough Engiueer (Mr Harpur) submitted plans for the alteration and extension of the Borough Police Station at Canton, to the need of which attention had twice been called by the Go- rtrniBsnt inspector. The plane, whioh provide for the ereotiou of six new cells, worm approvsd, and steps are to bo taken to secure the sanctiou of the Local Government Board to borrow the money,
I ALUóGEO EMBEZZLEMENT. I Charge against a Rate Collector. Benjamin Tree, rate collector of St. Mary Magdalene parish, St. Leonard's, was remanded at Hastings to-day charged with embezzling £ 508, the property of the ratepayers. It it. stated tiiat £ 2 000 are mis*ii:ig, and that other charges, including thone of forgery and falsification of accounts, will be preferred. Accused has for years been :t prominent temperance advocate and onn of the lenders of the Congregational Church at St. Leonard's.
THK ivver;>T»e duration of life from birth is 39 veav-; in the male and 41 in the female, and this micht bo considerably increased by consulting Dr. firing water, M.iX, U.S.A., upon the ttrst appearance of au ailment or disease. Sile
[ NEWPORT COMMISSIONERS, I Proposed Ferries in ths Usk; a Lesson ef the Disaster. At the monthly meeting of the Newport Harbour Commissioners, held at their offices this morning, Mr T. Pugsley, vice-chairman, presid- ing, the Harbour Master reported that he was doing all he could to remove the wreck of the ss. Pentland from the river. References to this matter were found in several of the committee's reports. Two gentlemen—Messrs. L. Llewellin (Abersychan) and Mr Frank Morgan (Tredegar) -were nominated to be a representative in the room of Mc J. E. Ward, resigned and on a ballot being taken there weie 17 voles for Mr Llewellin and four for Mr Morgan. Mr Llewellin was accordingly declared elected.—Mi- T. E. Wat.son brought forward & motion asking that the Works Committee should report 011 the advisability of establishing a terry across the river, with landing places, and a toll of one penny, as authorised by the Acts of 1836, 1869, and 1890. Mr Watson said he brought forward the motion on account of the late lamentable accident in tho Usk. It was quite true that the Coiporation of Newport 1 -1 naa umler. consideration the advisability of making a bridge or subway, but the carrying out of either of those projects would take time. Meanwhile there was apparently a con- siderable passenger traffic which appeared to be absolutely without control. Under the I At.-ts, tii(,y for long time bafi had power to make landing places, provide boats and boatmen, and levy charges, although at the stano time those Acts gave them no monopoly. His idea was that the Commissioners should take •steps aleo to prevent overcrowding, which it was generally agreed led to the accident the other night. AkiermanDdvis said that thepowersof the Commissioners expired in August next, and he did not see how the ferry could be established before that tinte.-A.Iderriipii Jones, in seconding the motion, said there would be no difficulty in getting a feriy at work eonsidezabiy before August.—In repiy to Mr Colborne, the Clerk read the sections of the Act,, which provided that the power ceased in August unless before that fcimn tho ferry was in working order.—Mr Mordey thought that as the ferry was likely to be unremnnerative the Coiporatiou, who were the richer body, might be aiiowed to do the work.— Alderman Moses said Parliament was against granting to Corporations powers to work ferries. The Commissioners had power, and he for one was not frightened at the cost. Ho thought their income sufficient to carry out such a useful thing as a ferry.— Alderman Davis was afraid Col. Lockwood's representatives would offer objections they had done so when the Corporation had sought to get powers on the east aide of the river.—The Mayor echoad the views of Alderman Moses, and said he knew that the necessity for a ferry was increasing. The small toll which would be charged would not, in his opinion, be a bar to a considerable traffic.— Mr Wi:ea!%r also supported the motion, which was carried.—The Chairman said that there was a scheme of ferries already in existence, drawn up by Mr Vernon Harcourt several years ago,—The Works Committee stopped behind after the meeting to confer on what their chairman (Mr Mordey) said was an urgent matter—was it the establishment of ferries within the next week or so ?
-p- OUGHf TO GET ON." A 'Cuto Policeman. We are quite of Mr Lane's opinion that Police- constable 390 F "ought to get on." Most people who see a young man wheeling a bicycle hastily i«s:irr,e that the wheeler IS a cyclist. Not so 390 F. When he observed this not UIHIHIW! spectacle his eagle eye detected a want of affinity between the bicycle and its wheeler that led him to conclude they did not rightly belong. The machine was dirty, while the sup- pose-d cyclist's boots were clean, and the expstienced eye of the constable told him that the machine was too high for such a rider. A friendly question as to whether the young man owned the bicycle elicited the reply that he did. On being invited to ride it, however, sho bycyoiiic fell off, and a cheering invitation to 44 have another try was attended by no better success. Then the inexpert one owned up, and ^omitted that he was wheeling the maohiue away from a house in Bina Gardens, while yesterday's proceedings in the West London Police Court elicited the further facts that be was doing so without the knowledge or consent of the owner, and that he had been more than once previously convicted for a similar offence.
I LIBERATOR CONVICTS. ( Hobbe's Ssiitence Rodircetl. It is stated that the Home Secretary has reduced the sentence paesed by Mr Justice Bruoe upon J. W. Hobbs, in connection with the Liberator frauds, from 12 years' penal servitude to eight. Hobbs, it is understood, is a very exemplary convict, and with allowances for good conduct the Home Secretary's clemency will enable him to be out in plenty of time to bid welcome to the twentieth century. Some months ago Hobbs petitioned the Home Secre- tary for a reduction of his sentence, having regard to the sentences passed on Balfour and Newman, who wfire concerned in the same offences, and the Home Secretary has doubtless had regard to the fact that Hobbs was a reputable and prosperous master-builder before he came under the influence of the Liberator gang. 18
FLOWERS AT FUNERALS. J The display of flowers at funerals is a custom (says the Jewish Chro-nitle) difficult to restrain within moderate limits—ib is always tending in the direction of lavish extravagance. Some funerals present such a profusion of floral tributes that their conveyance to the cometery becomes almost a matter of difficulty, Some time ago, at the burial of a lady with wealthy Stonk Exchange connections, there was such a mass of huge wreaths and other devices as could scarcely have cost less than JEljOOO. Such a display (says a Do a don contemporary) almost borders on vulgarity. Oae cannot help reflecting how much better it wou!d jig if such an amount ut money were devoted to charity.
I EIGHTY TONS OF BAD MEAT. I Seized by the Londen Medical Offioer. I Dr. Collmgnilge, medical officer of health for the port of London, this morning visited the steamship Hawk, lying at Deptford, and seized as unfit for food about 1.800 carcases of pigs and about 25,000 rabbits. The vessel was sunk a week since in Barkins; Reach, and the food thus destroyed had been lying in sewage-polluted water for nearly five days. The total weight of food ordared to be destroyed amounts to about 80 oris.
ESCAPE OF A LUNATIC. I recapture at Rochester. A lunatic named John Tarr, who bad escaped from Batming Asylum, was recaptured this morning by the police at Rochesber, at the residence of some friends. Tarr eluded the keaptlre while he was working in the grounds of the asylum, scaled the walls, and bolted in the direction of Maidstone. Thence he proceeded across country a distance of eight miles to Rochester. Telephonic communication from the asylum led to his recapture. I
TWO ARMENIANS ARRESTED I The Belgrade correspondent of the Figaro says a from Salonica states that two Armenians were arrested tbera yesterday while in 'h act of distributing repeating rifles to the Greek population. The weapons wore of English msmufaotute.—lleuter. J
GERMAN PROFESSORS" AND THE I HAMBURG STRIKERS. I BERLIN, Wednesday.—The Minister of Public Worship and Education has commenced discip- linary investigations against several University professors who recently sicned a manifesto on behalf of the Hamburg strikers. -Ccittrat IVetos, :SoM.wJoQ.
I LAST NIGHT'S GAZETTE," I I Receiving Orders. I David William*, of Ty,i(lYit Bistle, Llanrug, Carnar vnnshiro, tamer William It. Cottrell, I?ianehe .street, Cardiff, builder ami contractor. Kiizabeth Baldwin, of Presteigne, licensed victualler. Mary A. Ormerod, trading as Ueain-sent aud Co., Bionu-itreet, Leominster, and T.,mple.gt,rcet, Llan. (iriii(it,(t Wells, Hadnorsliire, umsic factory goods ilealer. Thomas Rinley, of Bayshan-terrace and Pentrejzuinea- roail, bt. Thomas SIV:n:,C9, bafldei. Thomas. Morgan, lately trailing: as Thomas Morgan and SOli, Cuml\1ercial.roar1, Newport, MOil., chip's chandler, water clerk, iate greengrocer and meat hatesuiart. Edmuml Smith, Cinderford, leather seller and baot. manufacturer.
j BOXING IN FETTER-LANE, I Imprisonment for ContempL of Court. In the Chancery Division yesterday Mr Justice North disposed of an application to commit George Paterson and George Sheppard, otherwise 44 Barney Sheppard, and Edward Murray (the agents or servants of George Paterson) to prison for their contempt in having disobeyed, and aided and assisted in disobuying, an order of the 15th of July, 1896, whereby tha Court ordered that the defendant, his servants and agents be perpetually restrained from doing, or suffering to be doue, anything which might interfere with the quiet enjoyment of the premises adjoining the first, second, and third floors of the house known ns 53. Fetter-lane, demisad by the plaintiff, Mr Swaward, to the defendaut hy a lease made in December. 1895. Mr Swinfen Eady, Q.C., and Mr Methold appeared for the plaintiffs; the defendant Paterson did not appear. Mr Seward Brice, Q.C., and Mr Lynch were for Edward Murray (one of the persons alleged to have aided and assisted in disobeying the order.) Goorga Sheppard appeared in person. Mr Justice North said that beyond all question there had been said that beyond all question there had been A CLEAR BREACH OF INJUNCTION. Special complaint was niade of what took place on the evenings of the 9th and 21st of October. The defendant's premises had been fitted up as place for boxing entertainments. It appeared from the affidavit of Ellen Dennington (the wife of the plaintiff, William Dennington), that they were much annoyed by the sounds of blows, shouts of applause, encouragement, and 4 time1 proceeding from the defendant's premises that, when these sounds ceased, they were suc- ceeded by piano playing and singing and thaf 44 after the piano playing and singing began there were more dreadful noises of shouting, I stamping, swearing, and hand-clapping." The. defendant Paterson was the lessee of the premises, and had committed a clear breach of the, injunc. tion. Sheppard was employed on the occasion of the two performances; he had taken an active part in those proceedings, and had been guilty of a clear.breachjof the injunction. Murray atood in a somewhat different position he was present on both occasions but said that he was there merely as a spectator. The injunction was granted in July, 1896 and Murray jwas told of it immedi- ately afterwards by Paterson himself. The evidence showed that Murray was present on those two occasions, not merely as a spectator, but as a parson actively interested from firsb to last. It was said that Murray was not a party to the action that the injunction was granted to restraiu Paterson, 44 his servants aud agents j and that Murray was neither his servant, nor his agent. But, in his Lordship's opinion, this was not an application to commit him for breach of the injuuotion but to commit him for his con- tempt of court in aiding and abetting others in acts which were a breach of the injunction. Under the circumstances all three must be committed to prison for contempt of court; Sheppard ouly for a fortnight and the other two for a month each.
A QUESTION OF JURISDICTION AT PENARTH. Tito Pdnarth magistrates this forenoon ceeded to deal with a case in which Thomas Henry Cross, labourer, Sully-road, Cogan Hall. summoned Mr E. West, contractor, for the non- payment of wages due to him. Mr A. W. Morris represented the complahiaut. The Magistrates' C;erk said he noticed that the work in respect of which a claim was made had been done at Metthyr. Complainant now lived at Cardiff and defendant at Penarth. Under these circumstances the magistrates bad no jurisdiction. Complainant admitted that he had been told to apply for a summons at Cardiff Police Court, and had not done no, and the Benoh decided in accordance svith the statement of the magistrates' clerk thr>t they had no right to deal with the case.
THE USE OF THE II BLUE." Penarth Publican Proseouled. This forenoon at Penarth Police Court-befora Col. Guthrie and Mr H. Snell--a charge of selling beer in a sleever or blue," which is an illegal measure. was preferred by the police against Mr Thomas Mules, landlord of the Albion Hotel. P.C Hurford proved seeing two measures in 1138 of the description mentioned on the 25th January last. Mr T. H. Belcher, who appeared for defendant, urged that) Mr Mules had not received notice that the use of the" blue JJ. was prohibited. There was no suggestion of any atttempt) to defraud, and he suggested that a few words of admonition would ho sufficient to satisfy this obnoxious law.-Thf Bench agreed that defendant should have known the law better, and imposed a penalty of 2s 6d including costs.
.I-H-E DIVINE SARAH." Mme Sarah Bernhardt, according to a Parle paper, is fond of giving her frietids what she calif a drive in the country," and yet not in th, country. A room at the Renaissance Theatre it hung with rich satins and Eastern silks, set ofi with rare flowers and plants. On the hearth burns a bright fire, and before the fire, resting oc a pile of cushions, in a Japanese gown with long, flowing sleeves, is Mme. Bernhardt, the mistress of the festivities. The tablecloth is laid on the thick carpet, and on the cloth are meats, voge. tables, chc-ese, and fruits. When the guests arrive they find plates for thesiselves, and, squatting at their case on the cushions, the meal goes on a< gaily a,3 at a plonic.
FA rAt ACCIDENT, Death of a Tewkesbury Publican. 'I Major iiomer, a wen-icnown irioucestersntf* licensed victualler, and landlord of the Black Bear Hotel ab Tewkesbury, met withanaccident last night which resulted in his death. Deceased, it appears, was driving home when one of the shafts of the conveyance broke, causing him to be thrown and dragged along some distance. It was found upon examination .that he bad sus- tained very severe injuries to the bead, and although every attention was given him he expirea during the night.
THE BOAT RACE. Accident to a Coach. The Press Atsociation learns that Mr Trevor Jones, coach to Cambridge University crow, who met with an accident while visiting Oxford on Tuesday, is suffering from displacement of the kneecap. Although the injury is more serious than at first supposed, Mr Trevor Jones is progressing as favourably as can be expected.
A BRIDE'S DEATH AT THE ALTAR. A very sad ending to a wedding has occurred at Udine, in Italy. A lady named Teresa del Bianco and Signor Nioodemo were in the act of being married, iu the presence of numerous friends, and the service had proceeded to the point where the priest asks, 44 Wilt thou have this man to be thy wedded husband fJ when the bride, having whispered, 441 will," fell down aaf expired from apoplexy.
AN OMNIBUS OVERTURNED. Last evening a well-laden Star Company's omnibus, while proceeding along Gray's Inn-road, London, caught its wheels in the tram line and overturned. Six persons, including the drirer, were injured, and were taken to the Royal Free Hospital hard by. It was found necessary to detain one, this being Mr Fitch, of Hitahin, whose head and rlghllleg were contused.
_0. THE ACCIDENT TOTHT CRUISER BROOKLYN. lnicw Yont, Wednesday.—The injuriee to the cruiser Brooklyn, which ran aground in the Delaware river a few days ago, turn ont to be more serious than at first expected. An examina- tion of her bottom shows her plates have been crushed and broken for a distance of 200ft. betir port and starboard.—Central News. ..t.b- -4
Mit MoKINLEY'S CABINET. NEW YORK, Wednesday.—Mr McKinley has stated that, the post of Secretaryship of Marine ift his new Cabinet has been definitely assigned to Mr John D Long, who yesterday declared that till announcement to that effect W pnmat\1fe.- Central Ncicr,.
SHIPPING CASUALTY. NKW YORE, Wednesday.—The new steamship Pennsylvania arrived this morning and reported passing the steamer Pennland. disabled. Ths Pennland signalled he had a cylinder broken,- Central News.