STOP PRESS. 0 THIS SPACE IS RESERVED FOR IMPORTANT NEWS RECEIVED AFTER WE HAVE GONE TO PRESS. I A AN ENGLISH OONSm. IN DANGER. ASSAULTED BY A SPANISH CROWD. A Central News telegram frr-m Kingstown, Jamaica, this morning, saysReports have this morntaz been received from Santiago ds Cuba stating that the life of Mr. F. W. Rams- den. the English Consul, is in danger, the Span sh populace being greatly incensed against him. nze The only reason for their antipathy appears. to be that Mr .Ramsden has had the manage- ment of the Amer.can relief supplies, and has been succouring the starving Cubans who hare been driven into the City. Only two evenings ago he was practically made a prisoner in his house, a howling mob having surrounded the building, throwing mud. breaking the windows and shouting incessantly "Down with the Americans, "Down with the Englis-h." It is believed that one of the gunboats, here will be sent to Santiago to ensure his safety. ADDITIONAL ARRIVALS THIS MORNING. Gipsy Jack. Savnrv. Colin Coop, Queen of the Kenites, Soida. D Aver. Lemuel. Rosanna colt. Mittimus, Ahrnnes. Sauce Tuz, Urania, Belle- vin, Chaieureux, Yorker. Brechin, Shest Anchor, Lady Fisher, Queen's TVake. Hfraeombe, Dale Tre-3. Telesinus, Bobbie. Cricklewood, DI* Ralph, Saxon Prince, Prince of Poets. Pros- perous. Eoral Rose, King Tartar. Murthly. Whiteheath, Goodwin Sands, Armenian, and
TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS I SAFE ARRIVAL OF THE PARIS. Alderman Trounce, representative of the American line at Cardiff, received it telegram on Saturday morning stating that the liner Paris arrived safely at New York at three o'clock this morning. THE NEWS CONFIRMED. A Reuter s telegram from Xew York on Saturday says:—The Paris was sighted east of Fire Island at 2.47 this morning. IN THE SPANISH SENATE. GENERAL WEYLERS OFFER. A Central News telegram from Madrid on Friday, at 9 p.m., says:—The discussion on the Bill of Indemnity to the Cortes for Cuban autonomy was taken up to-day. General Mar- tinez Campos, on behalf of a certain section of the Conservative party, made a statement the substance of which was telegraphed yesterday. He announced that it had been agreed at a meeting of the party yesterday to accord their lupport to the Bill. General Weyler also spoke defending his policy in the Cuban Campaign. He protested against the accusations of cruelty which had been levelled against him, and offered to go at the head of 50,000 men to fight the American. The Indemnity Bill was ulti- mately adopted and passed. THE ALLEGED ARREST OF A SPANISH SPY. A Central News telegram from New York on Friday evening says:—With reference to the statement made by the Key West correspon- ,4 a dent to the effect that a Spaniard named Yglesios, serving on board the Puritan had been arrested on suspicion of bein ga spy. the associated press this evening has issued a com- plete denial of the report. AMERICAN PRESS CENSORSHIP. A Central News telegram from New York on Friday says:—It now transpires that censorship is only being exercised on messages sent to Hayti, it having been ascertained that telegrams have been sent there in cipher, which are sup- posed to have been dispatched by spies. REPORTED FIGHT OFF THE MAINE COAST. v A Central News telegram from New York on Friday night says:—A telegram from Eastport (Maine) states that this afternoon great excite- ment was caused by the sound of heavy firing off Quoddy Head, which was distinctly heard by many persons. It is generally believed there that the cruiser Minneapolis is enfhged with a Spanish war vessel, which has been observed hovering a short distance off the coast for some time.
DYNAMITE EXPLOSION IN AMERICA. A Central News telegram from New York on Friday says:—An explosion of dynamite occurred at the Atlantic Dynamite Works, Dover, New Hampshire, last night. Six were killed and four injured.
PLAGUE IN INDIA. A Reuter's telegram from Calcutta on Friday says:—The plague scare here is increasing, and a number of wealthy natives are sending their families away. The Municipal Commissioners have resolved to appoint vigilance committees in each ward. Several fresh suspicious cases have been reported, some ending fatally.
NEWS OF THE MISSING AFRICAN MISSIONARIES. Reuter's Agency learns that a telegram has been received from Freetown, Sierra Leone, announcing the safety 'of the Rev. C. G. Hensley, the Rev. H. Castle, and Mr. J. Cald- well, the three Calvinistic Methodist Society's missionaries at Rogbere whom Mr. Humphreys | was on his way to relieve when he met his (death. -4IIt.
I Coal Trade Crisis. Owners have a respite until May 7 of the execution of the threat by enginemen, stokers, and outside fitters to stop work. The conference at Cardiff ou. Friday was attended by 35 delegates, representing 2,761 men, and all were unanimous in desiring to cease work to-day (Satur- day), taking all risks of actions for damages, so great was the indignation felt at the treatment accorded their deputa- tion of the owners' committee on Thursday, treatment which, it was thought, contrasted strangely with Sir William Thomas Lewis's conciliatory speech last Saturday. At the persuasion of members of that deputation, however, the conference agreed to make a direct personal appeal to Sir William, reminding him of his previous utterances, and, while adhering straitly to the schedule already put forward, to stay further action for nine days, pending Sir William's reply. The Cambrian Miners' Association on Fri- day ordered the distribution of JE:1,000 of its funds, and the Miners' Federation £1,000 cheque has been received. The men's pro- visional committee were concerned on Fri- day with the raising of funds for relief of distress, which is becoming very acute all over the district. Dowlais colliers on Friday again demonstrated against "blacklegs who are alleged to be engaged in cutting coal. A crowd of 2,000 gathered to hoot the men while going to their work at Cae- harris. The scale proposed in the masters' manifesto is declared by the men to be worse than the old, and it is further alleged that the manifesto is inaccurate in its recital of the history of the dispute. The men's com- mittee meet again to-day (Saturday), and probably will then draft a reply to the manifesto. Meanwhile, the distress is intensifying throughout the whole district. Thousands of men, women, and children are on the verge of starvation, and funds are urgently needed. ENGINEMEN IN CONFERENCE AT CARDIFF. AN OMINOUS OUTLOOK. The conference of enginemen, stokers, and out- I side fitters, at Cardiff on Friday, endorsed the action of their deputation in telling the coalowners' committee on Thursday that they adhered to the standard Schedule put before the owners, and declined to propose or consider any other. After discussion, the secretary and trea- surer were deputed to obtain legal advice as to tbe length of notice the men will be bound to give in order to terminate contracts, and the conference discussed the position in the light of that advice. The following is the official report: — The delegates of the Enginemen, Stokers, and Outside Fitters' Association met on Fri- day to receive the report from the deputation. The chair was taken by Mr. William Hopkins, Merthyr. The minutes of the last conference were read and confirmed. The important question of the day was to hear the report of the depu- tation which met the employers on Thursday, This was given by several of the committee, with full detail, and took the delegates by surprise. After the delegates; had given their report, the feeling was intense amongst all those Present against the employers at the treatment accorded the deputation, after such a good feeling that had been meted out to them on the previous Saturday. When the magnificent ad- vance of 3.16vas announced the feeling was at its highest pitch. To think that the enginemen, stokers, and outside fitters should accept an advance coming from the award of a scale that had been totally refused by the miners was ridiculous in the extreme. After the report of the deputation, a vote of thanks to and confidence in them was carried unanimously. The ques- tion of future action was under discussion when this report was Stnt in." At the afternoon sitting the roll-call showed there were present 35 delegates, representing 2,761 men. In the discussion every delegate declared in favour of stopping work to-day (Saturday), taking all risks of actions for breach of contract, but, on the suggestion of the committee, it was ultimately resolved to make a direct personal appeal to Sir W. T. Lewis, reminding him of the good feeling he expressed last Saturday, and the hope he voiced then for a satisfactory settlement. The meeting further declared that it could not depart from the schedule already presented. and it was arranged to hold another con- ference in about nine da^s to receive Sir William's reply. URGENT APPEAL FOR HELP. CORRECTING THE OWNERS' MANIFESTO. At a meeting of the workmen's provisional committee held at the Park Hotel, Pontypridd, on Friday, the following appeal for financial support was drawn up: — "To the Workers and General Public of the (( United Kingdom. "Ladies and Gentlemen,—On behalf of the 100,000 miners (and their dependents) now idle in South Wales and Monmouthshire, we beg to make this most urgent appeal for your moral and pecuniary help and support to successfully contend against the iniquitous action of the South Wales and Monmouthshire coalowners. "The South Wales and Monmouthshire work- men gave in October last six months' notice to terminate the sliding-scale arrangement alone. This d:d not necessarily-terminate contracts, but at the expiration of five months of the afore-menMoned period of notice given by the workmen the employers gave a month's notice to terminate contracts: hence the present sus- pension of work or enforced idleness. "The notice to terminate the sliding-scale agreement was given "y the men with a view of amending the scale by the inclusion therein of a minimum, or living wage, and also an increased percentage. Both of these amend- ments the employers have now definitely refused to grant us. For the time being, therefore, we have waived the foregoing demands, and have finally made a request for an immediate advance in wages of 10 per cent., but we are sorry to state the employers have refused aNo h consider this demand apart from the consideration of a full and perma- nent arrangement to regulate wages in future. Under these circumstances our delegates' conference has unanimously decided to abandon the sliding-scale as a wage regulator in future, and fight for a living wag;. On the other hana, the employers steadfast y refuse to hear the representatives of the men to nego-, tiate unless these representatives arc vested with such absolute powers as the enlployers Lhemselves dictate. Hence the deadlock. We. therefore, earnestly appeal for your immediate and generous response. On behalf of the provisional committee. "W. ABRAHAM. M.P.. Ehondda. "THOMAS RICHARDS, Miners' Agent, Beaufort. "JOHN WILLIAMS, Miners' Agent, Ynysybwl. "LEWIS MILES, Secretary Miners. Offices, Park Hotel. Pontypridd. "ALFRED ONIONS. Treasurer, Park Hotel, Pontypridd." THE RELIEF FUND. As has been pointed out in these columns before, the amount of money necessary to relieve the distress among the workmen and their lam J lies would be enormous, even if a settlement were effected in a week. That con- summation is. however, not likely to be r ealised, and if the strike continues long the distress wi.)) of course, increase. It is estimated that there are at least 40,000 miners now cut on strike, after allowing for tho"c who are a't work and those who have left the districts in which they worked, and if the families ,of these men are to be relieved, even at the rate of 2s. per head per week. the sum required' will be at least .f.20,000 per week. But there arc thousands of others now thrown out of work by the indirect action of the strike. Such people will not be relieved frr m the Central Fund, as it is not at present likely that that fund will reach suffi- cient proportions to relieve all the miners and their families, to say rothing of relieving the distress of ironworkers, steelworkers, dOCK labourers, and others. So far as can be ascer- tained, the object of the provisional committee is to relieve only the actually needy among the miners' families, and it is believed that at pre- sent. at any rate, fully 70 per cent, of the colliers can shift for themselves. PROBABILITIES OF A GENERAL STRIKE. It is thought that the result of the action of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain in connection with the demand for an increase of 10 per cent., and the demand of the Bristol miners for 7! per cent. will be a movement to bring about a general s»:ike of the miners of England and Wales. Those who are watching the movements of the federation leaders just now are of opinion that steps in that direction may be expected to he announced at any moment; CARDIFF SHIPPING AND PORT LABOURERS' RELIEF FUND. NOTICE TO FOREMEN, &c. We are asked to state that applications for relief as far as the committee's funds will allow must in all ca.cs be made in writing through the firms or foremen by whom applicants were last employed, and the follow- ing information must be given:—Name of applicant, address, number in family, and ages of children. Recommendations for relief, when completed in the above manner, may be sent t) the hon. secretary, Mr. H. Jellings, 5t., Glenroy-street, Cardiff. -K.-
Colonel J. Davies was on Friday elected chair- man and Mr. S. C. Bosanquet vice-chairman of Monmouth Board of Guardians for the ensuing year. On the same day Mr. S. C. Bosanquqt was re-elected chairman and Sir Henry Mather Jackson vice-ch'iirman of the rural district council.
Our Whitsun Bikes. POSITION OF THE COMPETI- TORS -0-DAY. Following is the :,st top scorers up to six o'clock Friday c^eninr:— Adamsaown Board School. Bullock, Annie Wynne, Emily Garland, E. Allen, Edith Wilcox, C. Williams, R. Margam, Flo. Evans, F Bassett, Hilda Furnish, DJVld Mallet, T. Clarke, W. Albany-road Board School. Mt.dway, Chas. Evans, Archie Berntsen. V Southall, J. Owen, D. Hamley Ivor Wat man, A. Hockridge, C. Hamer, W. J. Herbert. J. Robinson, J. Bouar, Willie Bute-terrace, Mount Stuart-square, and St. Dyfrig's National Schools. Thompson, J. Evaus, Austin Francis, T. Harris. Chas. Jones, Fred Dee. Fred Williams, Jas. Rafferty, A. Lake, E. M. Docton, W. Meredith, D. Docton, F. Cathays and St. Monica's Nat. Schls, Thomas, W. Clarke. G. Brassington, C Price, B. Morgan, M. Jones, W. A. Reed, L. J. Brinton, W. Rosser, T. Tout. Henry Ellis, M. Burden, Geo. Canton and Qrangetown Nat. Schools. Inson, Wm. Fletcher, Arct Wliitcombe. C. Thompson. Alf Chappie, Cic. Wilkie, Annie Corhett. Dora Bowyer, A. E. Hutchings. E. Court-road Board School. Allen, Fred Cbubb. T. Thomas. E. H. Forster. H. W. Smith. F. Kidd. It. Dugmore, G. Leadbeater, F. Roberts. E Brown, S. H. Stroud, L. Mallard. D. Crofts-st. and Metal-st. Nat. Schools, Smith. E. Gale. W. Fudge, B. Curtis, E. Williams. J. Salmoni, F. Bu'*knell. H. H Ford. Fred Mitchen, R. Cltmerson, A. Landridge, W. Lewis. Emily Crwys-road Board School. Jenkins, A. Pope, Walter Rosser. Gwen John. Arthur Usher, Lilv Thomas, J. R Dobson. A. I.equesne, N. Griffiths, G. Evans, Rd. E. Rowden, Flo. Dix, George Eleanor-street, South Church-street, and Lansdowne-road Schools. Stoodley, W. Margerison, 0. Wakeham, W. Hill, Ethel M. Margrett. M. Greenwell. L. Salway, Bertie Fraser, Robina Davies. Geo. Scott, A. T. Morgan, Willie Williams. R. Grangetown Board School. Johnson, C. Evans, J O. Roberts, B. Holmes, G. Gillard. W. C. Alexander. E. Francis, M. Beer, T Harrison, J. T. Terry, E. Btown. E Challicoin. B. Higher Grade School. Ycrath, T. Wilmott, E. Edwards, G. Kirk, H. Williams A. Davis. 1\r Dobbin, E. Larkins, Geo. Davies, G. Sheridan, D. Hawkins, P. A. Joseph, A. Moorland-road Board School. Rosewarne. J. Powditch. A. Haggard. W. Smith, Stanley Forfar. Geo. Gunning, W. Gunning, A. Lomas, A. Pritchard, H. Green, Israel Dance. H. Radnor-road Boarri School. Williams, G. F. Francis, Mabel Miles, Percy Lewis. Chas Gabriel. Em Board. Willie Davies, Lilian Combes, H. Ockwell, L. Dunn. Bob Fairney. Lily Thomas, T. J. Roath Park Board School. Thomas. K W. Shepherd. P.W Jenkins, W. Lansdown. E. Griffith, I. Davies, J J Williams, T. Williams, A. M Whitehead, K. May, E. Prosser, G. Perry, M. St. David's, St. Patrick's, and St. Cuthbert's National Schools. Hiilier, J. Fortwangler. Vincy, L. Rich..T. W. Ryan, K. Doyle. N. Powell, J. E. Williams, R. Mahoney, P. Donovan. J. Barron, J. Byran, R. St. Paul's, St. Peter's, and St. XeLr793 National Schools. Poppinger, N. Poole. Tlios. Donovan. P Lane. John Badman. Geo. CullimoreP W- O'Brien, Chas. Williams, E. Severn-road Board School. Taylor, W. Jukes. Geo. Tate. Alef Mills. Hilda. Carr, Ivor Jenkins, Wm. Evans, T. M. Rowlands. F. Thompson. B. Stepney. Dora Whale. C. L. Keir, J. D. Splotlands Board School. Coats, Lynda Theophilus. F. Tanner, A. Hutchings, G. Turner, F. Chilcott, G. Stroud A Williams, C. Chard. Bessie Holland. Em Cox. A. 3. Thomas, A. J. Stacey-road Board School. Isaac, Reuben Shaw. G. E. Burke. Daisy Evans. Sydney Palser. Ernest Morgan. May Lee Daisy Ridd, Alma White. Ethel Francis, H. E. Richards. P. Tyler. W Tredegarville and St. John's National Schools. Lody. Jeannie John, G. Tanner. Flo. Lewis, F. A. J. Evans. Edith Jenks. Prank Na,ish. Phoebe Lovell. Amy Bartlett. S. Evans. Bert Coray. C. Wm. Manfield, A. Wood-street Board School. Davies, A. E Evans. G. Lovering, W. Johnsor., H. Smith. Fred Lavington. G. Jones, Daisy Cunning. Ed. Rowden. W. E. Plummer. P. Clinch. G. Taylor, L.
POWDER AND SHOT. We are pleased to find that the Americans, even in wartime, are humanitarians. They telegraphed us, after their bombordment of Matanzas, that "a terrible loss of life" ensued amongst the Spaniards. Now we find that all they killed was a Spanish mule-,and all their shells dng up was a, Spanish onion. Nothing more surprising, during this suprising war, has come to light than this example of their sym- pathy with the sufferings of dumb animals. « » » Quite a South African touch is now given to the bombardment of Matanzas. It is known .in history as the Battle of Muleawayo. • • • • • We shall welcome more exciting episodes in the Fool-Mule War. ♦ » With a sense of relief, if not of glee, the morning papers headed their war columns to- day, "The First Bloodshed." And there is no doubt that they were correct. The Spanish official account of the casualties stands: "One mule killed." This is ominous, for the famous row which broke up the society upon the Stanislaus began it will be remembered, about certain bones which one of the speakers de- clared to be only those of a mule. Presently, we shall not be surprised to hear that some American has hit a Spaniard with a chunk of old red sandstone. The fight at Matanzas will be chronicled now as "The mule bombardment." The troubles of the short-sighted man are many. We hear the plaintiff wail of one of the clan in Cardiff this morning. It seems he has been told that tonic baths, and an hour's hygienic tempering of the system every morn- ing will strengthen his unfortunate optics. And he went straightway and became a Sandow crank. In the retirement of his boudoir- gymnasium he wades perseveringly through all the odd exercises of the famous strong man, in the lightsome, airy costume we associate with ancient times, just as Sandow and the sun- light-cranks prescribe. And he has now awakened to the awful fact that kindly-inte- rested neighbours have been taking stock and pitying him, and telling his relations that they have a lunatic upon the premises, and hinting darkly that police and medical men should be called in. We never saw a wilder man this morning, as he pores perspiringly over a pon- derous tome containing all the laws of libel. But he'll take his hygiene in the cellar now, far from the madding crowd, and do his sun- light treatment with the naiads on the seaside beach.
The apex stone of the new tower and spire of Nolton Church, Bridgend, was* fixed on Thursday by Mrs. T. M. Randall. The weather- cock will be fixed this week, and the removal of the scaffolding will be commenced imme- diately, so that all may be complete, by an early day in June. The height of the spire to the top of the weathercock is 143ft. The work has been carried out by Messrs. Turner and Sons, of Cardiff, from designs by Mr. F. R. Kempson, F.R.I.B.A. Clifton Hill, 32, of Dursley, Gloucestershire, roundabout proprietor, was summoned at Ross Police-court on Friday, for cruelly ill-treating a horse at Ross on April 14. The evidence went to show that the horse was in a very poor state, and was drawing a van weighing 30cwt. The animal had three wounds on it, and they ►were bleeding. The defendant was fined £ 1 10s. a.nd £ 1 2s. 6d costs, making, in all, £ 2 12s. 6d., or in default one month.
Association Football. PROGRESS OF THE GAME IN SOUTH WALES. The above organisation started in November, 1896, and was founded by Mr. J. Sandiford. The establishment of the league has made the "Socker" code more prominent in South Wales this last season, and created more enthusiasm than ever was known here. Previous to the formation of this league clubs had only one body to control and govern the display of the game, namely, the South Wales and Mon- mouthshire Association. Therefore, when the competing teams were defeated in the first round there was no further interest exercised, an dclubs were carried on in a lucid fashion; consequently, the idea of league has just filled the gap. A general improvement all round has been the result, the league rules covering all little discrepancies which formerly prevailed. Without doubt this league is but the forerunner of others to follow in its wake. One cannot forcibly object to a system of competition that I E. W. WALTER. I will tend to raise the standard of the game all round, and place the dribbling code upon a more solid and flourishing basis. The style of play has improved considerably, and when the players in this district their fol- lowers to an exhibition such as that given by the famous Aston Villa a few weeks ago, which is. no doubt, only a question of time, the suc- cess of the game is assured. Speaking of the kind of play at present, the manager of the ATilla team remarked, after the match, that he was surprised we had such class here. and strongly advised the league to form a club, and enter such a team for the English Cup competition. The eight clubs who constituted the league in the commencement were Aberdare, Barry District, Cardiff Teachers. Nelson, Penarth. Porth, St. Margaret's, and Treharris. The latter and Penarth withdrew for want of support. leaving six clubs to compete. Porth secured the championship, followed closely by Nelson, to whom "both were presented medals, finishing the first league competition with a good balance in hand, which was very satis- factory, considering its infancy. The present season was assured of success from the result of the first season, three additional clubs entering-namely. Roath, Ebbw Vale, and Rogerstone. Roath withdrew, leaving eight clubs. Everything was put in working order, and some stiff contests were fought. Roger- stone began to show their superiority, although only just defeating Aberdare. Barry District, and Porth by one single goal. Protests wpre getting numerous, and other petty squabbles being brought before the League committee, who were never short of business at their meet- ing. Capable referees were limited at the beginning of the teason, but the League reme- died this by forming a referees' society and holding examinations and appointing only qualified officials. From the League table, it j I J. SANDIFORD. I will be noticed, Aberdare and the Cardiff Teichers, have yet to complete the League engagements, which is to be re-played to-day (Saturday). Aberdarc are expected to win, placing them in the second position, only three points below the champions. Porth foUo.ving both very clcsely. and have had hard lines, ihey and Aberdare having the honour of being the only two clubs who have lowered the champicn colours throughout tha season. Other clubs have not shown very brilliant. St. Margaret's, who have had the advantage of a splendid ground and a good team, occupy a poor posi- tion through want of good management, whilst Nelson and the Cardiff Teachers' lost all hopes early in the season. Most of the league clubs finish with financial success, thanks due to this league for creating the enthusiasm, thereby swelling their rcspecti -e gates. The gold and silver medal presentation will take place at an early date at llogerstone. and if the league finances are in such a flourishing state next season as they are at present, it is their inten- tion to purchase a handsome trophy. 'S a Goals. Club. S g ,—- -— P:; (5 For. Ag. llogerstone 14 10 2 2 39 11 22 Porth 14 8 2 4 32 18 18 Aberdare 13 8 1 4 28 19 17 Barry District. 14 8 1 4 28 19 17 Ebbw A'ale 14 7 2 5 28 19 16 St. Margaret's 14 5 1 8 24 24 11 Nelson 14 4 1 9 24 29 9 Cardiff Teachers 12 0 1 11 11 58 1 SOUTH IW ALES AND MONMOUTH- SHIRE REFEREES' SOCIETY. With the close of the football season the South Wales anr Monmouthshire Referees' Society is able to review a period of success- ful work. Commencing only a few months back, in conjunction with the South Wales League, it has proved in its place as useful as the league itself, and both players and sup- porters are loud in their praise at the general satisfaction it has given Previous to its inception, anyone who cared to assume the responsibilities of the whistle was welcomed with open arms, but a few matches, wherein they learned what the displeasure of the home crowd meant, generally dissipated any ideas of enjoyment they"may have entertained in con- nection with their office. Now that is all I R. E. WINTER. I changed, and during the past season there has been no serious trouble from that source, the spectators throwing the penalty attached to any performa.ace of that nature on their part. Each member of the. society has now to pass an exhaustive examination, an dis far better equipped to govern a game, and clubs have the satisfaction of knowing that any complaint they may have against a referee will be fully investigated and dealt with on its merits. It is pleasing to know that through- out the season only one player has been sus- pended on a referee's report against several in former years. The society can also claim to be elevating the game and improving the class of play by its members using to the full the powers they have for stoppjng undue charging, thereby causing the players to pay more attention to the ball itself, and the proof of this is seen in the success of those clubs who have best adopted themselves to existing circumstances. Though pomposed largely of Cardiff residents, the society ear- nestly hope that gentlemen in the surround- ing districts who wish to join and officiate next season will endeavour to perfect them- selves in the rules in time to pass before the season commences. The subscription is only a nominal one. All information, rules of the English Association, with off-side diagrams. &c., can be obtained from the hon. secrteary, R. E. Winter, 62, Clive-road, Canton, Cardiff.
Mr. Arthur Beck, a well-known Belfast photographer, committed suicide on Thursday morning at his studio, Castle-place. He. was found in his bedroom in a dying condition, and before the doctor could be summoned he expired, having taken a large dose of cyanide 1 of potassium.
FOOTBALL ♦ Welsh Athlete's General Gossip. The entry for the Whitsun Races at Cardiff closed on Tuesday last, and is a bumper. The average is something like sixteen or eightun for each event. The meeting ought to be a ter- rific success. How about that jittle corner of the stand for the pressmen, eh, Mr. oGtfwaltrs? Cardiff does not figure on the fixture list of the Llanellv Cricket Club this season. Cardiff, I believe, think it too far to travel, but New- port does not. The record of the Merthyr-Alexander Von*V..11 Club for the season just concluded. reads 3^ matches played, 18 won. 8 drawn. and 6 ioif. They have scored 17 goals and 35' tries, as against their opponents 7 goafs and 15 tries. I have to acknowledge receipt of fixture cards from the Cardiff and Penarth Cricket Clubs. I should be obliged if other secretaries won'.d hurry up and send in their lists. Mr. Williams, secretary of the Welsh Kennel Club, informs me that special prizes will be given at the forthcoming show, amounting to nearv £300. Messrs. Spillers and Bakers,' tender for penciling dogs at the Cortcoming AVelsh National Show has been accepted. Next meeting of the Welsh Kennel Club takes phce on Friday next. The Welsh National Dog Show Committee have decided to apply to the committee of the kennel club to grant championship prizes for each six in Welsh terriers. This ,will, no doubt, bring some of the best dogs in the Kingdom down to Cardiff on uly 13 and 14. The South Wales Welsh Terrier Ciub, by the way. have succeeded in obtaining two valuable challenge cups, which they will present to the show. One is given by the proprietors of the "Evening Express." As yet, the South Wales Welsh Terrier Club have not decided how the cups will be awarded. They will. probably, be one for dogs and another for bitches, or, perhaps, one for dogs and bitches and another for puppy dogs and bitches. C. Davies, the clever left wing of the Nelson Club, goes to Birmingham to assist the Aston Villa. Nelson close their season to-day, by the way, when they meet Swansea at home. I am glad to find that a movement is now on foot to resuscitate the once popular Llanelly Dog Show. The management of past show3 has not been all that we could desire. Now, how- ever, a really representa.tive committee has been formed, and already a guarantee fund of j625 has been raised. Mr. W. J. Buckley has been, appointed president with Mr. Holmes as chair- man of the committee, and Mr. J. H. Dav;es an dMr. Arthur Evans as secretaries. There is an excellent afternoon's sport pro- vided at the Cardiff Harlequins' ground this afternoon, when the championship of the Cardiff and District Rugby Union's two leagues will be decided. St. Peter's tie with St. Paul's in the number of points for the senior league, therefore, these two clubs will meet to decide which shall be the league champions. Both clubs have splendid records. Only recently St. Paul's won the Mallett Cup by defeating Can- ton in the final round. St. Peter's has also had a most successful season. The match should provide a close and exciting game. St. Andrew's meet St. Mary's in the junior final, and this match will decide the championship of the junior section. Strangely. these same clubs, through their successful play, reached the final in the recent shield competition. St. Andrew's then had to suffer defeat, but since then they have greatly improved, and are certain to make a big bid for success. The kick-off in the first matchgSt. Andrew's v. St. Mary's—is timed for three o'clock sharp, and St. Paurs v. St. Peter's will take the field at 4.30 p.m. Full particulars will be found in our advertisement columns. An item of interest is that the winners of the senior league will next season be given a fixture with Cardiff Reserves. Mr. T. Greatrex. captain of the Barry Quoit Club, and Mr. S. T. Martyn. of the same club, match at the Crystal Palace on Whit-Monday, and Messrs. T. Jones, W. Greatrex. and R. Hill. of Barry, have been selected for the trial match. The Crystal Palace Company will give JE10 to the English team and a similar amount to the Welsh team. The football season is dying hard in the west, and, though Devonport Albion has finished brilliantly, several of the men are still footing it. To-day an eleven, in charge of Cliff Bowen, will engage in a Socker match with Devon County Association. Besides Bowen, Miller (late Mountain Ash), Sims. and Hughes will also participate. Association football is advancing rapidly in the West. and Devon last week drew with a powerful Corinthian eleven. On Wednesday West Bromwich Albion showed AVestern enthusiasts what class of game is played by league clubs. They defeated a strong Devon team by eight goals to nil. It is rumoured that Cliff Bowen is returning home for a while, and at the end of the sum- mer taking up an appointment in South America. George Woodhouse. the Albion left wing three- quarter, is returning next week to Barrow. He will play for the latter club next year. Pivmouthians are desirous of knowing whether the Albion Welsh players will be under the ban of the Welsh Rugby Union next season. Both Devon Albion and Plymouth clubs will include a. very large sprinkling of Welsh players next year. That is, provided too many in- quiries are not made into the pros, and cons. of things. The Llanellv players who applied for work 'it Dsvonport Dockyard a. fortnight ago are likely to be taken on immediately. Tbe following little lale will point its own moral. I fancy. It's about a paper chase that never came off—at least the paper did. but the chase didn't. This is to be taken gently, like oysters, with a little vinegar. Hearken: — Two cyclists went riding out into the east,— out into the eallt as the rain came down; They had bags on their backs, and they cared not the least If the little boys chaffed as they rode through the twon. For they'd come out to lay down a trail and work. Little thinking the rest would their pro- mises snirk. Though it rGained, and wind was moaning. Two score of brave youths in their ladies' bowers, Reclined at their ease, and puffed cheroots; They thought of their frames and they feared the showers. And they dreaded to dapple their shining suits. And little they recked of the pair who worked Through the roads and the meads, as the paper they jerked. Whtle the oaks and the elms were a-eroaning. Two cyclists went riding back into the west. And they didn't say much as the sleet flew round; But they thought a good lot of the indolent "rest" For whom they in vain had besprinkled the ground. And there's bound to be mugs who will work like a Turk While the brave luxuriate, lounge, and lurk. And their rides are evr- postponing! —"Bicycling News." The annual meeting of the Gloucester Foot- ball Club will be held. I beieve. in a few days, when, doubtess, Mr. Treasurer Bingle, will have something nice to talk about, and a big balance to report. The past season has been in every way a record one for the Gloucester Club, which is now in, probably, a more' flourishing condition than in the palmy days back in the eighties, when Gloucester ranked as one of the tip-top English clubs. Ossy Powell, a Gloucestrian, who, while en- gaged at Evershed's Brewery, at Burton-on- Trent, has been figuring with conspicuous suc- cess for the Burton Rugby Club. will shortly be removing to Cheltenham, having been ap- pointed head brewer at the Cheltenham Origi- nal Brewery. He is a capital half-back, and. I suppose, next season will assist either Glou- cester or Cheltenham. His brother, by the way, is captaining Gloucester Cricket Club this season. The machine ridden by Duncan, the cyclist who lost his life whilst riding down Birdlip Hill, near Gloucester, is on view at a local cycle agent's, and with the exception of one or two bent spokes and a bent pedal is none the worse for dts adventure. The deceased rider endeavoured to make a. brake with his right foot, which, probably, th/rough nervousness, got caught be- tween one or two spokes, the result of course, being that he was thrown hea«rily to the ground. The jury at the inquest recom- mended that a second board be placed half- vay down the hill on which the accident occurred. I am glad to note that a Cheltenham rider in T. George, of the local Road Cycling Club, has very generously come forward and placed a danger-board at the spot mentioned at his own expense. Gloucester Y.M.C.A. Swimming Club promise's to be very strong this season. George Romans, the Gloucester full back, is captain, and. with about 130 members behind him, a number of wtom are experienced polo players, he will, doubtless, be able to work wonders. A capital programme has been arranged, the polo matches including one or two with leading AVelsh clubs. A swimming club has just been formed in con- nection with the Gloucester Liberal Club, and although but two or three weeks oi.l already. numbers about 70 members. The club started polo practice on Wednesday night, and matches with various tea'ns will be arranged during the season. A friendly match of billiards was played at the Park Conservative Club on AVednesday evening between Arthur Llewellin (champion of Wales) and Bert Chamberlain (of the Cathays Conservative Club). Llewellyn started scoring with a break of 68, his chief breaks afterwards being 33, 48, 28. 31, 51. 53, 42, 38, 100. and 21. After a. brilliant exhibition he eventually won by 178. Chamberlain's chief breaks were 26. 20, 19, 22, 25. and 24. The game wa.s 1,000 up, Cham- berlain receiving 250 points. Batley and Bradford fought out the final for the Northern Union Challenge Cup at Leeds before the biggest crowd ever seen at a football match in the county. There were 28,000 spec- tators, and the receipts exceeded £ 1,500. There was much play of the cup-tie order, but Batley, the holders, were unquestionably superior, and succeeded in retaining; possession of the trophy. Each side had a couple of AVelsh footballers in thei rranks, and their play was quite a feature of the match. Da.tty Davies and Fitzgerald, old Cardiffians, excelled for Batley, Davies showing remarkably good form, and opened the scoring with a dropped goal. Cooper was the shining light of the Bradford three-quarters, and Poole, late of Penarth, distinguished him- self at half-back. The 100 yards sprint for the amateur cham- pionship should have a peculiar interest to AVales this year. N. D. Morgan, the old Liver- pool-W dshman, and ex-champion: C R. Thomas, the Oxford blue, and AVelsh champion sprinter, and F. W. Cooper, of Newport, and Bradford Football Club fame, have, it is ussuri?d. already signified their intention to toe the mark. A grand race should be the result of the meeting of these pedestrians alone, apart from the other entries, and with the Land of the Leek so worthily represented thcr.: I" no reason why the honours should not tome this way. The final of the AVelsh Cup— AVrexliam v. Druids—is played at Oswestry to-day.
TRE H I'.RB E K T FO >'i B A r, I GROUNDS.—GRAND ATHLETIC SPORTS will he held on WRIT-MONDAY, MAY 30th, 1398, when about £100 will be given in Prizes. PROGRAMME130 A ards Open Hardican, £13: 220 Yards Open Handicap, £ 8: *440 Yards Open Handicap, £ 8; li Mile Open Trotting Han- dicap, £11; 220 Yards (Handicap) Consolation Race, E2 12s. 6d.; 120 Yards Boys' Race (under 15). Cl 5s.; 120 Yards Open Football Handicap (value) £3 13s. 6d.; Best Drop Kick, 10s. 6d.; 100 Yards Sack Race, 15s.; 100 Yards Three-legged Race, 15s.; 100 Yards Old Men's Race, 25s. Entry Forms and all Particulars may be had from S. Mainwaring, 80, Bute-street, Treherb?rt. nAClZ.1. nAClZ.1.
NEW AMERICAN TONNAGE DUES. ACTTION BY THE SHIPOWNERS OF CARDIFF AND NEWPORT. A meeting of the Cardiff Shipowners' Association was held at the Exchange on Friday, under the presidency of Mr. Henry Jones. A letter was read from the presi- dent of the Newport Shipowners' Associa- tion stating that he had telegraphed to the members of Parliament for Monmouth- shire, asking them to join with other mem- bers in bripgiug pressure to bear on the Government to use endeavours in obtain- ing the withdrawal of the new tonnage dues to be imposed by the United States "Government upon shipping trading to North America. He' suggested that the Cardiff Association should pursue a similar course. It was decided to write to Mr. J. M. Maclean, M.P., on the subject.-A letter was read from the Sunderland Asso- ciation pointing out that the new Light Dues Bill would mean an increase of 50 per cent. upon the present chnrges.-It was decided to write the Central Chambers of Shipping supporting their action on this matter.—Mr. J. M. Maclean, M.P., writing on the subject, said:—"Dear Sir, —Before getting your letter I had, at a meeting of the Standing Committee on Trade, held on March 28, supported some of the principal amendments to the Light- Dues Bill moved by the shipowners. I was unable to attend last Thursday's meeting of the Committee, as it was necessary for me to go to Cardiff on business, but the opposition shown on the Monday had been so strong that the Government, of th?:r own accord, made some valuable conces- sions to the shipowners."Theother busi- ness was of a routine character.
WELSH TIN-P7 ATE TRADE. MORRISTON AND MIDLAND AVORKS. A final settlement has been made at these works, after it stoppage of eight weeks at the mills and six weeks it the finishing departments. The machinery, &c., is being overhauled, and work will.be resumed on Monday next. The management will be in the same hands as pre- viously, Mr Thomas Bowen, the largest share- holder in the concern, retiring. Six hundred hands are engaged at these works. BAD NEWS FOR LLANSllILET. From inquiries made by our Swansea Valley trade reporter, it is feared that, with the exception of two refineries, the whole of the large smelting works of Messrs. Fry, Everitt, and Co. at Llan- samlet Lower will be closed indefinitely. The recent re-arrangement of the Burnan Syn- dicate has not proved the success anticipated, and all the moneypaidinbythe new investors is to be.spent on their establishment at Man- chester. For the next couple of months nothing whatever is to be done at Llansamlet, when. possibly, ihe two before-mentioned refine- ries will be set going. It has been decided that no further smelting is to be carried on, and the various ores on the ground, which amount to some hundreds of tons, wiil have to be sent to no further smelting is to be carried on, and the various ores on the ground, which amount to some hundreds of tons, wiil have to be sent to the Manchester Works to be smelted. At the present moment 300 hands are idle through the stoppage, and these have done scarcely any work for two months past. About twenty hands will be sufficient to keep going the two refineries which it is intended to re-start.
GAZETTE NEWS. BANKRUPTCY ACTS, 1883 AND 1890— RECEIVING ORDERS. Edwin Upton. Swansea-road, Pontardulais, bootmaker. David T. Davies, Church-street, Abertillery, grocer. James Stebbings, trading as Stebbing and Son. Cowbridge-road, Cardiff, fish merchant, lately residing Despenser-street, and trading at Custom House-street, Cardiff. PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED. Emmett Strick and William Henry Strick, as executors of the will of the late Henry Strick; George Henry Strick, as executor of the will of the late George Burden Strick, and Christopher James and Thomas N. T. Strick, as executors of the will of the late William Harris Francis. trading under the style of the Amman Iron Company, at Brynaniman, in the counties of Carmarthen and Glamorgan, and at Swansea, ironmasters and tin, terne, and black plate manufacturers and merchants. manufacturers and merchants.
"Diamond cut diamond" has just been illus- trated in real life atHarry. Before Air. TriYes and Mr. Meggitt at the local bench on Friday William AVyndham Thomas, 1. Romilly-road, Barry, charged William Wiltshaw, billposter, Cadoxton, with ass-ault. Mr. A. Jackson, soli- citor. Barry Docks, appeared for the com- plainant, and Mr. A. AAr. Nicholson, solicitor, Barry, defended. There was also a cross-sum- mons for assault. The complainant and defen- dant are connected with rival billposting com- panies in the town. It appears they met near a posting station at Barry on the 22nd inst.. when, it was alleged, AViltshiyv, attempted to cover up a bill belonging to the other company, when Thomas interfered, with the result that blows were exchanged, and Wlltshaw's brush was broken. In the end the Bench dismissed both cases. On Friday afternoon W. Lashwood, a one- 1 legged man, described as a variety company and theatrical agent, was brought up (before the Pembroke Dock magistrates) charged with obtaining 13s. from Mr. W. Hibbard, landlord of the Bird-in-Hand Public-house, by false pretences. Mr D. Hughes Brown appeared to prosecute, and, several witnesses having been I examined, prisoner was committed to take his trial at the Haverfordwest Quarter Sessions, to be held in June next.
RACING ) PREDICTIONS. 1 "EVENING EXPRESS" COMPETITION, I; JE50 PRIZE. i To the reader who predicts the Winning Horse in each of the Races named in the subjoined Coupon the Proprietors of the "Evening Express" will Award a Prize of £ 50. If more than one competitor is correct, the money will be divided amongst those who have sent in correct coupons. i If no competitor is correct. A CONSOLATION PRIZE OF ICIO Will be awarded to the competitor whose pre- II dictions are adjudged jby the Editor to be nearest to the correct result, or, in the event of a. tie, the money wiU be divided. CONDITIONS. t Opposite the name or each Race in the Coupon 1 write the name of the horse you select. Place the Coupon in an envelope, bearing the vords, Racing Competition," and addressed to the Evening Express Office, Cardiff. 4 Send as many Coupons as you like, but every Coupon must be accompanied by an Entrance I Fee of TWOPENCE in Stamps. Sums of One Shilling and upwards may he in postal orders. [ Write your name and address clearly in the space provided for that purpose on each Coupon. Coupons must reach the "Evening Express Office by the first post NEXT WEDNESDAY 1 Morning, and the result will be announced the 3 following Monday. The entries for the Races 1 will be found beneath the Coupon. The decision of the Editor must be accepted as absolutely final. No member of the "Evening Express" or i "Western Mail" staff will be allowed to cOlllpete. KACIiYG COUPON. S TO BE SENT IN NOT LATER THAN c FIRST POST AVEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1393. 1 RACE. WINNING HORSE. ] ¡- Roodcye Plate, Ches- ter, on AVednesday- Great Cheshire Han- I dicap, Chester, on Thursday. May Handican, Kemp-! l f ton, on Friday. ) Kempton Cup, Kemp- ton, on Friday. I' I Hampton Handicap, 5 Kempton, on Satur- day. Name 1 r Address I I I ) ———————-——————————————————. i ( The entries for the above races are as follows. The weights will be given n Satur- day, Monday, and Tuesday next:- The ROODEYE MAIDEN (at entry) PLATE of 200 sovs. One mile. x a a Diamond Hill 3 j Halidom 4 Golden Quartz 3 Vesper Bell .Z' }*a.by 3 Crimson Kara bier. 3h r airmue 3 Excepcional 3 j' Lowland Beauty 3 Squire Jack 3 Cerebos 3 j Blosseville 4 Dunaniase 3 1 Valhalla 3 p AV arren Pet 3 Ameer 3 The GREAT CHESHIRE HANDICAP STAKES. One mile and a quarter. a, st lb a st lb Bay Ronald 5 10 1 Tati 4 7 10 Belleviii 5 9 5 Lady Fisher 4 7 8 P ce Barcaldine 5 9 0 Redress 4 7 6 Bridegroom 5 9 0 Chon Kina 3 7 6 Acmena a 8 13 Morissia 4 7 5; Lady Ernie 5 8 4 Fregoli 3 7 4 Laughing Girl.. 4 8 2 Mandorla 3 7 3- Gazctteer a 7 13 The Reeve 3 7 0' Chin Chin a 7 13 J Queen's Gate 3 7 0 Chin Chin a 7 13 J Queen's Gate 3 7 0 Maluma 6 7 10 The KEMTTOK PARK MAY HANDICAP of 250 Ii sovs. One mite and a half. a a j Winsome Charteris. 3 Invincible II 3 Galatia 4 Nouveau Riche 5 L'Appel 5 I Dancing Wave. 4 • Delicacy 3 Marius II 5 Bell Rope. 3 j Northallerton 4 Rampion 5 Hernnnius 4 ] Chihingham 4 Craig Lee 4 Golden Slipper aj Antonio Pierri a Dolls 4 Last of the Queens 5 Bambini 3 Harpoon 4 Prime Minister 4 Rodomont a Sisyphus 4 Rigmarole a Miss Jenny 3 Cornbury a Orange lily 5 Bach a Ultimatum 3 1 The KEMPTON PARK CVP of 200 sovs. Five furlongs, on the Straight Course. a a 1 Crispns 4 Potboy 6 Mysotis 3 Bomb 5 Mysotis 3 Bomb 5 Emsworth 5 Fairview 3 Castle Or 5 Bobbie 3 Mickey 5 Mountain Chief a M'Neii 6 'Du'ie Tree 5 Einnoc 3 Pins a Queen of the Rivers i The HAMPTON MID-WEIGHT HANDICAP of 200gs, for three year olds and upwards. Gne mile and a. ouartc-r. on the Round Course. a a Wild Ray 4 Fiddlestring 3 Patio 4 Duamia 4 Rosy Eve colt 3 Moss Hag. 5 Hendersvde 5 Pinfold 3 Bonnv Blado 4 Orange Lilv 5 Ben Armine 4 Le Dauphin 6 Wait a Bit 3 Frisson 4 The Coot 3 Eileen Aigas 5 No Fool. 4 Craig Lee. 4 No Fool. 4 Cloon 5 Rampion 5 Antonio Pierri a Amvas 3 Harpoon 4 The Guide 4 Beverini 3 Lady of the Maze. 4 J
TURF TALK. The amateur selection for to-day is The Dowager. AVantage gives promise of great improvement. Airs and Graces, like AVantage, was bred by the Duke of Portland, but sold by him for 450gs. last year to Mr. W. T. Jones. Sam Loates's double event of Two Thousand and One Thousand Guineas was rivalled by his brother Tom five years ago, with Isinglass and Siffleuse. The Lady Yardiey filly is a half-sister to Disraeli, the Two Thousand winner, and the Duke of Devonshire bought her at Sir Tatton Sykes's sale of yearlings for 680 guineas. The fitly by Senanus—Scotia, who so unex- pectedly won the Column Produce Stakes, and was sold to Mr. Charles Hibbert for 1.000 guineas, in the Park Paddocks, on Wednesday morning, was afterwards disposed of privately, and has gone into George Chaloner's stable. The following may go for the Chester Cup: -The Rush, C. AVood; Carlton Grange, Merman, Sharpies; Labrador, M. Cannon; Lima,sol, Bradford; Telescope, S. Loates; Shad- dock. Piety, T. Loatcs; Nunsuck. Madden; Northern Farmer. Finlay Asterie, Rumbold True Art, Prime Minister, Allsopp; Laugh- ing Girl, N. Robinson; Villiers, Jones; Up Guards, and Lady Fisher, Purkiss.
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At a meeting of the Barry School Board Finance Committee, held on Thursday evening. Mr. D. Lloyd (chairman) presiding, a financial estimate was presented, showing that the income for the next half-year would tmouiit to £3,332 lls. 4d., and the expenditure to £8,704 lis. 4d., and it was resolved to issue'a precept upon the overseers for £ 5,471. Walter Selwyn was sentenced to seven years' penal servitude at the Old Bailey on Friday for uttering a forged cheque for £ 920 on the Clydesdale Bank. Lord Justice Williams' son, Mr. Roland Vaughan Williams, who has recently undergone a serious internal operation, is now progressing satisfactorily towards recovery.
TO-DAY'S RACING HURST PARK MEETING. Notes and Anticipations From the Course. Our Correspondent wiring from Hurst Park says:—Some good sport will be seen to-day at Hurst Park. The chief event will be the Hurst Park Spring Handicap, and there is no doubt that of those engaged there is one which pos- sesses almost a certain chance of victory. I re- fer to Sheet Anchor. No notice must be taken of this horse's last outing. and I shall expect him to make amends by gaining an easy victory this afternoon. The All-aged Maiden Plate looks a fairly good thing for AVoodbury. danger only being threatened by, Savory and Rosewood filly. In the Middlesex Plate the pick are Giglio, Little Brownie, Tarn Helm. and London, and I shall take Tarn Helm. though London is being put about as a good thing. Dule Tree should take the April Plate, and a quiet tip reaches me regarding Mincemeat in the Twickenham Plate. an das it comes from a good source I shall take it though The Dowager is sure to be there or thereabouts. Tambour seems best of a rather poor lot in the Palace Selling Plate, and Rissoto wiil take the Brockley Plate, or in his absence. Kirkwall. My selections are: — ¿.C-WOODBU R Y. 2.30—TARN HELM. 5.0—SHEET ANCHOR. 3.30—DULE TREE. 4.0—MINCEMEAT. UD-TAMROCR. J.O-RISSO'i'O (if absent. KiltKAVALL). BEST THING OF THE DAY- MINCEMEAT.
HURST PARK, Friday Night. A full week ends at Hurst Park to-morrow s\ ith 'a strong programme that promises good racing. With a run some of the following selections may hit the mark: — All-aged'Maiden.-WOODBl:RY. Middlesex Selling.—LONDON. Spring Handicap.—CHASSEUR. All-aged Selling.—DULE TREE. Twickenham Handicap.—THE DOAVAGER1 or PROSPEROUS. Palace Sellins-BLANC MANGE or GLAR- ING < Brockley Plate.—KIRKAVALL. VENATOR. OLD SA3TS~FIN ALS. HURST PARK MEETING. 2.0.-WOODBrRY, 2.30.—LONDON. 5.0.—BELLEVIN or QUEEN'S AVAKE. 5.50.—DULE TREE. 1.0.—THE DOWAGER (nap). 1.30.—BLANC MANGE (nap). 5.0.—KIRKWALL. TREBLE EVENT: DULE'TREE. BLANC MANGE, and KIRKAV ALL.
PADDOCK FINALS. LATEST FROM THE COURSE. VALHALLA, TARN HELM, CHASSEUR, and SHEEROE.
"SPORTSMAN."—"MAN ON THE SPOT." !.0—VaIha.Ha. or Roida. 2.50—London. 5.0-Clip"tone or Lady Fisher. UC-Wl'\eil. LO-The Dowaarer or Saxon Prince. UO-Blanc Mange or Sheeroe. 3.0—Kirkwall. "MAN ON THE SPOT." 2.0—Rosewood filly. 2.30—Tarn Helm. 5.0—Bellcvin. 5.30—Castle Or. tC-Prn",perous. t3C-Blind Love. J.O-Kirkwall. N E WM AR KET COR RESPONDENT. 2.30—London. 5.0—The Dowager. 3.0—Kirkwall. SPORTIN G LIFE.—" AUGl R." Z.O-Roida or AVoodbury. 2.30—London or Tarn Helm. 3.C-Clip"tone or Ladv Fisher. 3.30—Dn!e Tree. 5.0—Lady Athel or Vathalla. 1.30—Blanc Mange or Oceanu3. 3.0-Kirkwall. "MAN ON THE SPOT." 2.0- V alha !la. 2.3C—Petrovna filly. 3.0-Bellcyin or Chasseur. 5.50—Fairview. 4.0—Valhalla or The Dowager. 4.30-Blanc Mange. 5.0—Convent Belle gelding. N E AV M A U KET COR it E S PON DENT. 2.0-^AA"ocdbuiy. 2.30—f.f)nd<;n. 3.0—dipt one or Chaesseur. 4.0—The Dowager. SPORTING CHRONICLE-"KETTLEDRUM." 2.30.-Lolldon. 3.0.-Clipstone or Lady Fisher. 5.30.—Dule Tree. 4.0.—Sevillanns or The Dowager. 4.30.—Blanc Mange or Sheeroe. 3.0.—Kirkwall. ."CLIFDEN." 2.0.—Woodbury. 2.30.—Tarn Helm. 3.30.—Stormfiend. to.-Mincemeat. 4.30.Blanc Mange. J.O,-Kirk wall. BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE. —"TIP." 2.0—Woodburv. 2.30—Sauce Jug or Tarn Helm. 3.C-Bellevin cr Brechin. 5.30—M'Neil or Superb. ;.O-Bomb or Sevitlanus. 4.30—Oceanus. 5.0-Rissot:)" "STABLE BOY." 2.0- ,y nod hu rv. L3C- Tarn Helm. 3.0—Bellevin. 3.30—Dule Tree. 4.0— Valhalla. 4.30—Blanc Mange. 5.0—Risv>to. M OR NIN G,—" T11E R ACKER." 2,0- Yalh;llia 2.50- Ta i n Hr!)n. 3.0—Chatem-cux. 3.30—Dule Tree. 4.0—King Tartar. 4.:)—Timbr.ur. 5.0—Kirkwall. DAILY MAIL—"ROBIN GOODFELLOW." 2.0—Savory. 2.30—London. 5.0-«8heet Anchor. 5.30— Dul^ Tree* 4.0-Valhalla. 4.3C—Sheeroe. 5.0—Convent Belle gelding. MORNING LEADER,—"UNO." 2.0—Woodbury* 2.30—London. 3.0—Sheet Anchor, 1; Chasseur, 2. 3.30—Dule Tree. 4.0—The Dowager. 4.30—Sheeroe. 5.0—Convent Belle gelding. LONDON FINALS. The ^ttar-^Woortbury: The Sun, Valhalla, The Star.—London; The Sun, Tarn Helm. The Star.—Queen's AVaKe (nap); The Sun. Lady Fisher. The Star.—Dule Tree; The Sun, Telesinus. The Star.—Prosperous The Sun. The Dowager Tile Star.—ambour; The Sun, Blind Love. The Star.—Liscarton; The Sun, Convent Belle gelding. SPECIALS. RACING GAZETTE SPECIAL. 4.0—Valhalla* THE JOCKEY SPECIAL. 2.0—Woodbury. 3.0- orher. 3.30—Dule Tree. 4.0—Prince of Poets. 5.0—Kirk w all. OOF HInD SPECIAL. 2.0—A'alhr.lla (goodK 3.0—Chasseur. MiDDLEHAM OPINION. 2.0—AV o o d b u r y. 5.0—Clipstone. 4.0-Valhalla. 5.0—Liscarton. SPORTING LUCK SPECIAL. 2.0.- VI oodbury." GOLDEN OPINION SPECIAL. 2.0.-Early. 5.0.—Brechin. I.O.P-Ilrosperous. 5.0.—Kirkwall. TWISTER'S SPECIAL. 3.30.—Dule Tree.* MANCHESTER SPORTSMAN SPECIAL. ).SO.—Stormtierd. GALE'S SPECIAL. 3.30.-Dulc Tree." NEWMARKET RACING^ OPINION SPECIAL. 3.0.—Sheet Anchor. 4.0.—The Dowager. 5.0.—Kirkwall. SPORTING AGE SPECIAL. 2.0.-W oorlbnr. 3.0.—Yorker.* 3.30.-Storm fiend. I.O.-Sbeei-oe. Belle. 4.0.— Sheeroe. 5.0.—Convent Belle. THE JOCKEY. 2.O.—AVoc dbury. 3,(?.—A" orker. 3.30.—Dule Tree. 4.0.—Prince of Poets. 5.0.—Kirkwall. 4.0.—Prince of Poets. 5.0.-Klrkwall. SPORTING LUCK. 2.0.—AA'oodbury. 3.0.-Queen'i; Wake. 3.30.-M'Neil. 4.0.- Valhalla. 5.O.—Neish. RACING AVORLD. 2.0, ooùbl1" s.ou.—iyonaon. 3.0.-Chas:ienr. 3.50. -Dule Trea. 4.0.—Prince of Poets. SPORTING WORLD. 2.0.—Savory. 2.30.-London. 3.0.—St. Fort. 3.30,-Dule Tree. 3.30.—Dule Tree. 4.0.—Sheeroe. 5.0.—Liscarton. RACING WORLD SPECIAL. 3.0.—Chasseur. PADDOCK LIFE. 3,0.- Yorker. 2.30.-Little Brownie. 4,O.-Shc-eroe, TURF LIFE. 2.0.-Blosseyille. 2.30.—Marauder. 3.0,-Clipstone. 4.0.—Prince of Poets. 5.0.-Convent Belle. To-day's Programme. HURST PARK MEETING. *) —An ALL-AGED MAIDpN PLATE of W» v' 103 sovs, for all ages; weight for age: winners extra. Five furlongs. Mr A Russell's Gipsy Jack. 5yrs, 9st 31b Mr A M Singer's Blosseville, 4yrs, 9st ilb Mr J H Betts's Bull Fight, 3yrs, 8st 51b Mr A F Calvert's Servador, 3yrs, 8st 51b Mr J S Curtis's Pearl Rover, 3yrs. 38t 51b Mr Harris's Red King, 3yrs, 8st 51b Mr T Sherwood's Savory, 3yrs, 8st SIb. Mr Sowerbutts's The Darwener, 3yrs, Gst 31b Mr A Van Hoboken's Colin Coop, 3yrs, 3st 51b Mr W Allison's Queen of the Kenites, 3yrs, 8st 2lh Mr E Cassel's Glenlara. 3yrs, 8st 21b Sir R Waldie Griffith's Dainty, 3yrs, 3st 21b Lord Ilehester's Rosewood filly, 3yrs, 3st 2ib Mr T Jennings's Cerebos, 3yrs. 8st 21b Mr Jersey's Cyanide, 3yrs, 8st 21b Mr L Pilkington's Roida, 3yrs, 8st 21b Mr T Wadlow's Valhalla, 3yrs, 8st 21b Mrs H C White's Early. 3yrs, 8st 21b Lord Wolverton's Woodbury, 3yrs, 8st 21b Mr G Edwardes's D'Arcy, 2yrs, bst 5ib Mr E Hobbs's Lemuel, 2yrs, 6st 31b Mr G A Ralli's Rosanna colt. 2yrs, 6st 31S Capt Forester's Emerald Green, 2yrs. 6st Sir J Blundell Maple's Thames Valley, 2jns, 6«1 Mr A Taylor's Mittimus, 2yrs, 6st Mr H Waring's Badinage, 2yrs, 6st VALHALLA also engaged in Twickenham Handicap. TRIALS.—Dinorah beat THAMES VALLFY, Avidity. Carlsbad, Selected, and Grareliss at five furlongs. Sea Fog beat Minton. The Dowager, The Khedive, DAINTY, and Lnifness filly at five furlongs. o OA -The MIDDLESEX TWO YEAR OLD JiOU SELLING PLATE of 500 sov*; coltt 9st. fillies and geldings 8st 111b; winner 10 bt sold for 200 so vs. Five furlongs. Captain E W Baird's Tawthorn. 9st Mr Douglas Baird's Marauder. 9st Mr J H Houldsworth's Carbiston. 9-t Mr T Jennings jnn's Sounding Brass colt, Sst Capt H Lambton's Samandal, 9st Mr J A Miller's Ahrimanes, 9st Mr C A Mills's Rosario. 9st Mr Russel's Stage Villain, 9st Mr J Ryan's Giglio, 9st Mr W Sibary's Golddigger. 9st Mr J Barrow's London, 8st 111b Capt Bewicke's Sauce Jug, 8st 111b Mr W Blake's Galsara, 8st 111b Mr J Cannon's Shewb'read gelding, 8st 111b Mr T Cannon's Hop Fair, 8st 111b Mr T Cannon's Sensible, 8st 111b Mr R H Combe's Petrovna filly, 8st 111b Mr R Craig's The Plough, 8st 111b Duke of Devonshire's Tarn Helm, 8st lllb Lord Durham's Royal Strife, 8st 111b Mr Fairie's Catcher. 8st lllb Capt Greer's Pintail, 8st lllb Mr R Heaton's Valencia, 8st lllb Capt Homfray's Healthy. 8st lllb Mr AV Homfray's Little Brownie. 8st lllb Mr E E Hutton's Brasserie. 8st lllb Mr H V Long's Galliena filly, 8st tllb Sir J Blundell Maple's Staines. 88t lllb Sir J Blundell Maple's Misunderstood, bit "tlb Mr R Marsh's Parma. 8st lllb Mr R Marsh's Richmond Hill, 8st lllb Capt Orr-Ewing's Urania, 8st lllb Mr J Porter's Flake White. 8st lllb Lord Radnor's North Anglia, 8st lllb Mr A Stedall's Chestnuts, 8st lllb T Mr A Stcdall's La Lune. 8st lllb Mr IV Wist on's Daisy Wreath filly. 6et lllb Lord AVolverton's Itosenville, Sst 11i b TRIALS.—Glendye colt beat Swill and CHEST- NUTS five furlongs. Glendye colt beat, Santa Regalia. Nightingall filly, and PETROVNA FILLY at five furlongs. Dobolx beat SOUNDING BRASS COLT and Hesperus at five furlongs. Limone beat TARN HELM and Jamrach filly at five furlongs. ROYAL STRIFE beat Gay Petpr. Saint Vaast. and Novi at five furlongs. LONDON beat Grafin. Harlequinade. and Lady Lovat at five furlongs. Marianopoli beat Semlv and RICHMOND HILL at five fur- longs. HOP FAIR beat White Squall. Moon AVave, and Coral Strand at five furlongs. Oceano beat LA LUNE and Chestnuts at five furlonsrs. 8A —The HURST PARK SPRING HAN U DICAP of 1,000 sovs, for three yea? olds and upwards: winners extra. One mile Mr T L l'lur.kett's Bellevin. Evrs, 9st 41h Mr J H Keene's Voter, 4yrs, 9st 31b Mr J Ryan's Chasseur, Cyrs. 8st lllb Mr Reid Walker's Dinna Forget. 6yrs. 8st 71b Lord Stanley's Golden Rule, 5yrs, Sst bib Air C S Newton's Clipstone. 5yrs. 8st 4lh Mr W Blake's Eileen Aigas, oyrs. 8st lib Mr J G Mosenthal's Chaieureux. 4vrs, 7st 13th Sir J Blundell Maple's Yorker. 5yrs, 7st i21b Mr E J Hose's Brechin. 5yrs. 7st 101b Lord Derby's Rissoto, 3yrs, 7st 91b Mr E H Baldock's St. Fort, 4yrs, 7st 11h Prince Soltykoff's Spur Royal, 6yr-. 7st 7'.b Mr D E Higham's Lord Key, 4yrs. 7st 5'b Capt, Howard's Sheet Anchor, jyrs, 7st bib Mr D Seymour's Ladyfislier, 4yrs. 7st 41b Mr Lewis's Queen's AVake, 4yrs, 7st 31b Mr G M Inglis's Intimidater, 3yrs, 7st RISSOTO also engaged in brockley Plate. BRECHIN, 4yrs, 7st 131b, won Busbey Handi- cap (1 mile), September 25, 1897. TRIALS.—I edant beat Are-en-t lei, GOLDEN RULE. Car: on Pierre, and Chiselbampton at a mile. Luciole beat SPUR ROYAL and Ean d'Or at a mile. 8«)A-The APRIL ALL-AGED SELLING • Ou PLATE of 200 sovs, for two year old-, and upwards weight for age; mares and geldings allowed 31b; winner t'o be sold for 100 sovs. Five furlongs. Mr Gottschalk's Ilfracombe, 5yrs Mr J Hammond's M'Neil, 6yrs Mr A Spalding's Dule Tree. 5yrs Mr C Trimmer's Pins, aged Mr Reginald AVard's Telesinus, aged Mr F W Day's Castle Or. 5yrs Mr E (' Irish's Stormfiend. 4yrs Mr J Maclachlan's Pothoy. 6yrs Mr C A Mills's Fairview, 3yrs Mr J G Mosenthal's Bobbie, 3yrs Mr R A Harper's Superb, oyrs Mr H AVood Cricklewood, 2yrs Mr Garrett Moore's Doctor Ralph, 2yrs Mr F R Hunt's Cyclone filly. 2yrs Mr A H Ledlie's Humbug filly. 2yrs STORMFIEND also engaged in Twickenham Handicap. PINS, 6yrs, 9st 71b, won All-aged Selling rlate (1 mile). October 30. 1S97. rrnlAL-Eau Gallie beat FAIR VIEW at five furlongs. 4/ —The TWICKENHAM HANDICAP of • U 150 sovs; winners extra. Five far- longs. straight. Lord AVolverton's Ugly, 6yrs, lOst 41b Mr Menzies's Bomb, 5yrs, 9st 31b Mr Maguire's Lady Athel, 4yrs, 8st 151b Mr Wm. Johnston's Saxon Prince. 6yrs, 8st 121b Mr J A Miller's Prince of Poets, aged, 8st Mr Vale's Prosperous. 4yrs. 7st 121b Mr W M Clarke's Le Javelot, 3yrs, 7st 121b Mr E J Percy's Golden Rain, 6yrs. 7st lllb Mr A James's Sevillanus, 3yrs. 7st 101b Sir AValdie Griffith's The Dowager. 5yrs, 7st 91b Mr A F Calvert's Sheeroe, 4yrs. 7st 917) Mr E AVinifred's Royal Rose, 6yrs, 7st Slh Mr J G Mosenthal's Crisnus. 4yrs. 7st 71b Captain Bewicke's Ocean Rover, 3yrs, 7st 6th Mr J S Curtis's Mincemeat, aged. 7st 61b Mr H Sandgate's King Tartar, 5yrs, 7st 51b Mr H Powney's Durrington, 4yrs, 7st 41b Mr J H Locke's Stormfiend. 4yrs, 7st 31b Air T Cannon's Murthly. 6yrs. 7st Mr Malcolm's Whitehath. 3yrs, 6st 101b Mr L Xeumann's Goodwin Sands, 3yrs, 6st 91b Mr AV Sibarv's Kitty Grey. 3yrs. 6st 91b Mr T Wadlow's Valhalla. 3yrs. 6st 81b Mr J H Peard's Court Mourning. 3yrs. 6st 71b Mr A Henderson's Armenian. 3vrs. 6st 71b Mr A W Evans's Oration. 3vrs, 6st TIb STORMFIEND also engaged in April Plate. VALHALLA in All-aged Plate. GOLDEN HAIN. 5yrs. 7st 61b. won Saturday Handicap (5 furlongs), October 30, 1897. TRIALS.—BOMB heat Manxman, Bar of Gold, Head the Trick, and Bnda colt at six furlongs. Mickey beat Besom and GOODWIN SANDS at the furlongs. Oceanus beat Horatia. Chry- soniel. and MURTHLY at six furlongs. Sea Fog heat Mint011. THE DOWAGER, The Khedive. Dainty, and LufTness filly at five furlongs. M;!isie beat Eveutail, Lady Yardley filly. and SEVILLANAS at five furlongs. i ( -The PALACE SELLING PLATE of TiOU 103 sovs; weight for age; the winner to be sold for 100 sovs. One mile. Mr T Cannon's O-eanus, 3vrs aMr Straker's Hartforth, 3,rrs aMr Brinckman's Pepper Cruet, 3yrs aMr A Cockburn's Glaring. 4yrs aMr Myburgh's Blind Love, 3yrg t aMr Heasman's Tambour. aMr H Wheeler's Valen, "Iyrs aMr Lynham's Miraculous, 3yrs aMr Hudson's Elan; Mange. aged aMr Moore's Lacquer, 3yrs aMr Cahert's Shecrce. 4yrs K ( -The LROCKLEY PLATE of 103 sovs. O. v for three year olds and upwards; weight for age: mares and geldings allowed Jlh; winners extra. One mile. Mr W T Jones's Stonebow, 4yrs, 9st llb Sir J Thursby s AVorsthorne, 4yrs, 9st Captain Laing's Kirkwall. 4yrs, 8st lllb Mr G A Ralli's Indaba, oyrs, 8st 71b Mr H Moore Docking's Black Beauty colt, 4vrs, 8st 71b Lord Derby's Rissoto, 3yrs. 7st 91b Duke of Devonshire's Neish, 3yrs, 7st 91b Sir J Thurshy's Foxstones. 3yrs, 7st, 6tb Mr CresswcU's Switch. 3yrs, 7st 61h Mr A F Calvert's Liscurton. 3vrs. 7st 21b Capt Bald's Convent Belle gelding, 3yrs, 6st 13tb RISSOTO also engaged in Spring Handicap. ARRIVALS. Ahrimares. Armenian, Bellevin, Blind Love, Blanc Mange, Cerebos, Chasseur, Chaieureux, Chestnuts, Clipstone, D'Arcy, 'Dainty. The Dar- wener, Dr. Ralph, The Dowager, Dule Tree, Early, Eileen. Aigas. Glaring, Golden Rule, Hart- forth, King Tartar, Kirkwall. Lady Athel, Lady Fisher, Lacquer, Lemuel. Little Brownie. Lon- don, Mincemeat, Miraculous, Oceanus, Pepper Cruet, Prosperous Prince of Poets, Roida. Rosanna 'colt. Rosev cod filly, St. Fort, Saxon Prince, Sheeroe, Seviilanas, Sounding Brass. Spur Royal, Tambour, Tarn Helm, Urania, Yalenr, Valhalla, and Woodbury.
A meeting of the creditors of Janigs Henry Wiltshire, fruiterer and cab proprietor, Moun- tam Ash. was held on Friday at the offices cf the Official Receiver at Merthyr. The state- ment ot affairs showed liabilities to rank for dividend £597 14; 2d., with net assets available for distribution £ 53 3s. Id
[CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2.] opinion of those best competent to judge is that Jhere are not more than five or six guns of that size there. Far more important than the destruction of the Matanzas batteries is the conclusion about the future which may be drawn from the bom- bardment, This is that Havannah is absolutely at the mercy of the United States Fleet whenever they may choose to open fire upon it. Admiral Sampson to-day, with guns which amount to less than one-tenth of his total fighting force, practically silenced three batteries in eighteen minutes. He steamed right on to them, as close as he could get; and not one of our ships was touched. What is to be said of a gunner that cannot hit a mark as big as the New York at two thousand or three thousand yards?