Don't go to Work without having made a good breakfast of 'Provost' Oats ft !rf _r: Porridge. With such a foundation of strength and energy to work on, labour seems light, time passes pleasantly, and you feel I on good terms with yourself and everybody else. Porridge made from American I Oats does not contain any- thing like the same amount of nutriment as that which is made from Provost' Oats. I Scotch Oats are the best in I the world and Provost' Oats are the best Scotch Oats. R. ROBINSON & SONS, ANNAN, N.B.
Aberavon Rates, a COLLECTOR AND THE COUNCIL. A LIVELY DISCUSSION.—ALL RATES PAID IN. Under the presidency of Mr J. E. David, the Aberavon Town Council met on Wednesday evening as a Finance Committee for the transac- tion of special business, viz., the consideration of the rate collector's accounts, there being several points therein which councillors at previous meetings could not nnderstand. Mr F. B. Smith proposed that the collector (Mr John John) be questioned by the town clerk (Mr Tennant), the committee to act as jury. This suggestion was not acted upon, and Mr lazon James pointed out that what should be cleared up was why the rates had been so long uncollected, involving the Council in expendi- ture on heavy overdrafts. The Town Clerk said that to him the question seemed to be this—that in the statement which the collector had brought forward he showed the recoverable arrears at £141 Is 7d, whereas the recoverable arrears shown in his (the town clerk's) books were S658 9s. Where the collector had gone wrong was, in his monthly statements, in bringing forward the balances outstanding on the current rate only, and not including the old balances. The Collector said he had been requested in a letter by the town clerk to produce certain state- meats, and this he now proceeded to do. The first statement had reference to the rate made October, 1902, and showed that at the 31st March, 1903, the amount collected of this rate was JE212 16s 6d. The second statement showed bat the amount still outstanding on account of that rate was X144 12s 6d, this including about E120 recoverable as the result of a recent appeal. Mr Treharne pointed out that al2 16s 6<1' and £144 12s 6d made a total of "7 9s whereas in the annual report the collector had shown iE658 as outstanding on March 31st. How then was the difference of EM1 to be accounted for ? Either the annual report or the present state- ment must be wrong. The Collector submitted another statement showing that in May last he paid on account of the rate of October, 1902, various sums amounting to the total of L491 19a 3d. Mr F. B. Smith said they were getting deeper into the mire. On April 8 last Mr John said that S.141 was still uncollected. On Jane 20 —three months afterwards-he said that E144 was still uncollected, and now he asked them to believe that during that very period he paid in E491 19a 3d. Where was the bank passbook ? The Town Clerk said these sums appeared in the bank pass book, and Mr John explained that nothing was collected on the present rate until June 1st. Mr Treharne said that this statement "showing payments of B491 did not correspond with the previous statements showing a total of "7 collected and uncollected. Mr John said that the first statement showed the sums outstanding on March 31st. Since then iE491 was collected in May, and this, after making allowance for irrecoverablesandivacancies, pretty well made up the rate. He could not give further details without going through his books. The JE658 was actually outstanding on March 31st. Alderman Stokes: So that since then you have really paid in more than this jE212 ? The Collector Of course I paid in the 1491 in May. The Town Clerk said the collector had now supplied him with a statement which really showed everything. He started with the balance of JE658 shown in his (the town clerk's) books, and brought forward the general district rate made in April of iE2,482, making a total roughly of £ 3,140. He bad paid into the bank on that account £ 2,729 2s 6d there were X14 169 4d ex- cused X135 vacancies; leaving 4260 16s 8d recoverable arrears. This £ 2,729, added the Town Clerk, had been paid into the bank. The Town Clerk added Mr John admits that the balance of £ 658 9s shown in my book was correct. During the last week about SXM appears to have been paid into the bank. I don't suppose it was all collected in one week. Mr T. Owen It would be an extraordinary thing if that were so. Mr John There were some heavy amounts collected. Mr Walsh Is the account balanced now up to date, Mr Town Clerk, as between yon and Mr John ? The Town Clerk It appears to be so. Mr Aaron James All the money up to date for the two rates ? The Town Clerk: Yes. Alderman William Williams Have you paid in all the rates up tc date ? The Collector Every penny. The Collector added that the accounts could not be kept as clear as they might be. The money was paid in from the slip books right away to the bank, but there should be a collecting and deposit book as well as a bank pass book separate for the rates alone. Replying to Mr Treharne, the collector said that the 4650 paid in a week ago was prac- tically all collected in that week. In a further statement the collector said that while the amount actually outstanding on March 31st was £ 658 he was continually collecting and paying in sums in reduction of that balance. Asked why he had not told the town clerk, he said the town clerk could see that that was so from the bank pass book. The Town Clerk said that he could not tell from the bank pass book whether the payments were In respect of borough rates or district rates or gas. Alderman W. Williams We have had it from Mr John that he has now paid in all the rates np to date. Then what more do we want ? Mr Aaron James said he was not satisfied. They had had to pay for the overdrafts. Things did not seem to have been carried on in a busi- nesslike way. Eventually, after a long discussion, it was unanimously resolved, on the motion of Mr Treharne, seconded by Mr D. J. Jones, that a financial expert, a Government auditor, be engaged to examine into and report upon the accounts for the last five years. Mr F. B. Smith said that the cry raised by Alderman Williams that all the money had now been paid into the bank was a red herring drawn across the path. He (Mr Smith) moved that a further statement showing the exact position be demanded of the collector, and that that statement be checked by the town clerk. This was adopted, with a rider proposed by Mr George Clarke that the collector produce his counterfoil receipt book showing how and from whom he had received the E650 in one week. Mr Aaron James moved and Mr Treharne seconded a further resolution that Mr John be ashed to eend in his resignation, bat, at the re- quest of several councillors, Mr James consented to withdraw this proposal, pending the receipt of the farther statement from Mr John, and which is vu agreed shall be considered at a special meeting to be held on November 18th next.
MADAME REJANE'S DIVORCE. Madame Porel, better known as Madame Re jane, having instituted proceedings for divorce against her husband, who has filed a counter- petition, both parties were, according to the paternal provision of French law, summoned together on Friday before a Judge in Chambers, who endeavoured to bring about a reconcilia- tion between them. Interviews of this kind, which are a compulsory preliminary to dtvorce salts, and at which the Judge does his beat to persuade the estranged couple to make it up and be friends, have been known to succeed, but in the present case the attempt at reconciliation failed. M. and Madame Pore! remained to- gether with the Judge for upwards of half an hoar, no one else being present, bat when they left they had not buried the hatchet. The divorce proceedings will accordingly run their coarse. Pending the result of the suit and cennter-suit, the care of Mdlle. Gertraine Porel bae been entrusted by the Judge to Madame Re- jane, while young Jacques Porel will live with his father, his mother, however, being empowered to lhave him everv d-,v tn InnrJh at her residence,
MINERS' WAGES. OWNERS DEMAND REDUCTION. We understand that the Monmouthshire and South Wales Coalowners have resolved to make another demand for a reduction in miners' wages, which, for the last 12 months, have stood at 48i per cent. above the standard of December, 1879. Formal intimation of this demand need not, under the agreement, be served upon the work- men s representatives before November 14th, but the workmen's aide have already been approached informally, and the matter is down for discussion at next Saturday's meeting of the Conciliation Hoard. No specific amount of reduction has been mentioned, but the hope is entertained by the owners that the board can act as a board of conciliation, and agree upon a sum without the I necessity of calling in the independent chair- man. From inquiries made we are assured that at I present the owners have not arrived at a decision on the amount of the redaction they will seek to obtain, but probably in view of what Lord Peel said when he was last in Cardiff it will be 5 per cent.
RIOTS AT BILBAO. State of Siege Proclaimed. I ENGLISH STEAMER BESET. Bilbao. Tuesday.—The strikers have dyna- mited the railway. locomotive house, and electric light and telephone plants. The strike has spread to all the mine" in the district.—Renter. Bilbao, Monday.—A telegram from Genoa states that the police have arrested, on their arrival there, two Anarchists from Spain named Amedec Yena and Antoine Almozaro.—Reuter. I Madrid. Tuesday.—Private telegrams from Bilbao state that serious collisions with the police have taken place there. The gendarmes are said to have tired on the strikers.—Reuter. I Bilbao, Tuesday.—A state of siege has been proclaimed here.—Renter. Madrid, Tuesday.—The latest information from Bilbao is to the effect that the miners on strike there-are forcing workmen of nearly every trade to leave work. Even cabmen are not allowed to pursue their calling. The strikers have prevented the running of tramcars and have stopped traffic also on several railways. There have been many disturbances in the streets, and martial law has been proclaimed, All cafes and banks are closed. The strikers endeavoured to prevent the load- ing of an English steamer, but the captain hoisted the British flag, and the strikers were thus driven off.—Central News. Bilbao, Tuesday Evening.—All trades have joined the strike, and about 40,000 men are now out. Shots have been fired by rioters and police, six persons being wounded. A state of siege has been proclaimed.—Reuter. Protection Sought for Foreign Vessels. Bilbao, Wednesday.—In the rioting yesterday one woman was killed and 15 other persons were injured, six of them seriously. The foreign Consols have asked the Military Governor to take measures for the protection of foreign vessels in the harbour. The General Federation of Workmen have decided to continue the general strike. As a regiment of infantry was marching throngh the city to day a shot was fired from a window on the troops, who returned the fire, and then charged the crowd of strikers. Serious col- lisions have occurred between the military and strikers, and many persons have been wounded. Among those injured is a captain of engineers.— Renter. Later.—At 4 o'clock this afternoon another collision occurred between the strikers and men who still remained at work. Five of the latter were kiHed and a large number wounded. The banks and public offices are under mili- tary protection and troops occupy strategic posi- tions round the town in order to prevent the miners on strike from joining the factory hands who are on strike.—Reuter.
RAILWAY ACCIDENTS. Another L. and Y. Smash. An Exchange telegram states that still another railway accident took place early on Saturday on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. A goods train from Leeds to Manchester was being shunted near Hebden Bridge at ô o'clock when it was divided and shunted off down a loop line. Apparently this was forgotten, and another goods train was passed on to the same loop, and came in collision with it. Several wagons were telescoped and the buffer-end of the siding was smashed. The signalman has been suspended pending inquiries. SOWER BY BRIDGE ACCIDENT. The inquest was opened on Saturday at Sowerby Bridge on the body of George Croysdale, com- mercial traveller, of Liverpool, who met his death in the accident which occurred on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway on Thursday night. C. Heckenbottom, n railway inspector, said he found the body jammed between coaches of the slow tram and a second carriage of the express. The body was considerably mutilated, David Kelliwell, driver of the light engine, with which the express collided, hpoke to the circumstances of the impact. He and the stoker jumped clear just in time before the collision occurred. They were aware that the express was- due, and bad consequently been looking out for it.
THE CHURCHES. New Baptist Cause at Newport, A committee of the Monmouthshire Baptist Association have decided to start a new cause at Newport, to be jointly undertaken by the For- ward Movement Committee and the Home Mis- sions Committee. Tha Rev. D. Hussey, who has been so successful at Lampeter and Cadoxton- Barry, will be miasioner. Glamorgan Congregationalists. The annual report of the churches of the East Glamorgan English Congregational Union has been published by the secretary (Rev. J. T. Rbys, Pontycymmer), and shows the membership roll to be 5,181: Sunday schools, 8,520; total collections, £11,591168 8d; and showing liability £23,753 16s lid. The report also contains a capital portrait of the ex-chairman, Councillor W. R. Davies, solicitor, Pontypridd. East Glamorgan Methodism. The monthly meetings of the East Glamorgan Calvinistic Methodist Association were held on Tuesday at Moriah Chapel, Llwydcoed, Aber- dare, under the presidency of the .Rev. J. Morgan, Brynsion, Aberdare. The Kev. D. M. Phillips, M.A., Ph.D., the secretary, was also present, together with a full representation of ministers and delegates. It was resolved to issue the usual circular letters on belf of the foreign mission and temperance, and to bring the Centenary Fund collection to an end at once. The Revs. J. T. Williams. Llanbradach, and J.. Jenkins, Llanfabon, were heartily welcomed and recognised as members of the meeting, and the presence of the Rev. T. Levi, D.D., was also welcomed. The subject ot the Sunday school was diacassed. In the afternoon a society meet- ing was held, the Rev. W. J. Williams intro ducing an interesting discussion on the subject appointed to be dealt with," Loyalty of the Officers to the Denomination." In the evening preaching services were hold, which were con- tinued on Wednesday. It was resohed that She next monthly meetings be held on the 25th and 26th prox. at Hopkiostown, near Pontypridd. East Glamorgan Congregationalists. On Wednesday afternoon the annual meetings of the East Glamorgan English Congregational Association were opened at Aberdare under the presidency of the Rev. Daniel Williams, of Troedyrhiw, the president of the association. In the evening a public missionary meeting was held, the Rev. D. Silyn Evans, Siloa, Aberdare, presiding in the unavoidable absence through indisposition of Mr D. A. Thomas, M.P. The Rev. W. G. Jenkins, B.A., Pontypridd, delivered an address on home missions. He said people were far too ready to do their religion by proxy. They paid a man to preach the Gospel, and thought they had done their duty. That was the essence of priestism. He dealt at some length with some aspects of the question, throwing out valuable hints as to how the masses were to be evangelised. The Rev. A. N. Johnson, M.A., the secretary of the London Missionary Society, followed with an address on forejn missions, dealing specially with the work of the London Missionary Society, its present needs and aspira- tions. The Ebenezer Baptist Chapel, Llantarnam, was re-opened on Sunday, after being closed for 18. weeks for enlargement, renovation, and fthe building of a lecture- hall and class-room at a coit of £1.900. The architects were Messrs Habershon and Fawckener, and the contractor Mr C. Shapland, all of Newport. The pastor (Rev. W. E. Robin- son) and Mr S. ilea, of Brjstol, officiated at the services. The collections during the day realised The Rev. J. G. Evane, of Pontycvmmer, has been appointed curate of St. Matbew's Church, Treorky. in succession to the Rev. Gilbert Wil- liams, now of Bargoed. The Ven. C. L. Dandas, archdeacon of Dorset, haa been elected a member of the committee of the Church Reform League. The Rev. J. Myddfai Jones, late of Abertillerv, has accepted the call to Calfaria Welsh Calvin- istic Methodist Church, Cae Haries, Dowlais. The Rev. E. W. Edwards, who was lately in charge of the Welsh Forward Movement centre (C.M.), Penjdarren, was on his removal to Pontygwaith, Rhondda Valley, presented with Hasting'a Bible Dictionary (four volumes) and an illuminated addreis in album form. His successor is the Rev. Evan R. Jones, Cwmtlim, Rhayader. On Monday afternoon, at Heolyfelyn Baptist Chapel, Trecynon, the Rev. W. Cynnog Williams, of Cilfowyr, Pembrokeshire, was inducted as paator. The chair was occupied by the Rev. W. Harries,the late minister of the church,one of the ex-presidents of the Welsh Baptist Union. The Rev. T. Gwernogle Evans, Congregational minister, of Tyrhos, the secretary of the Cardi- gan and District "Temperance Association, pie- sented Mr Williams with an illuminated framed address and a purse of gold on behalf of that association, of which Mr Williams had been t'1e secretary. Mr Williams was also presented by Mrs Lloyd, a member of the Heolyfelyn Church, with a handsome marble timepiece and a pair of bronze ornaments; and by Mr Job Thomas,one of the deacons, with a number of valuable books both preaeptatjons bain* on behalf of the chv»J> ?
SIGNIFICANT LETTER. Will There be aRe-union P The Dnke of Devonshire has caused the follow- ing reply to be sent to a. correspondent who asked him whether he thought it would be de- sirable for Free Trade Unionists to rejoin the Liberal party — Dear .Sir,—I am desired by the Duke of Devonshire to acknowledge the receipt of your letter. You may have noticed the Dnke's letter to Sir Jonathan Backhouse, which was published last week, but, having regard to the proceedings at the conference at Newcastle, it may be neces- sary to reconsider the position of Liberal Unionists towards the question referred to.— Youra faithfully, John Danville. In his letter to Sir Jonathan Backhouse his Grace expressed the opinion that there was no need for the two parties to be re.umted. At the Liberal Unionist conference at New- castle to which.his Grace refers a resolution was, after considerable discussion, adopted expressing the opinion that the fiscal policy of the country should be reconsidered, with a view to promoting the closer union of the Empire and of securing II. modification of foreign hostile tariffs.
A POLITICAL OPPORTUNIST. Hon. T. A. Brassey's Somersault. Addressing the Battle Liberal Association on Monday night Dr. Hutchinson, the member for the Rye Division, severely criticised the action of the Hon. T. A. Brassey, who has recently been adopted as Unionist candidate for the con- stituency. Dr. Hutchinson said that within two months of his own return at the bye.election Mr Brassey wrote to the chairman of the divisional association asking him to call a meeting of the committee to consider his candidature as Liberal candidate. The committee met, and unani- mously decided that Mr Brassey would not suit them. When he (Dr. Hutchinson) heard subse- quently of what had taken place, he said to Lord Hrassey (for whom they all entertained the greatest respect), I see your son wants to stand as Liberal candidate. As I am not a rich man I am willing to stand asides I feel I have dona mv work, having transformed the division into a Liberal constituency. If a rich man comes along suitable for the place I would be willing trl stand aside, and I will come out and help him at his meetings." Lord Brassey replied, I am per- fectly satisifed with the present representation. Much as I would like to see my son member for the Rye Division (and they could all enter into his Lordship's feelings) his position on the fiscal question renders it impossible." The next thing the Hon. T. A. Braasey did when he had been refused by the Liberals, within almost the twinkling of an eye, was to offer himself to the Conservatives. If that was the sort of man the Conservatives wanted all he (Dr. Hutchinson) could say was, Thank God I am not a Conser- vative." (Laughter and cheers.) The Hon. T. A. Brasaey has fought and con- sistently lost quite a succession of political battles. His last achievement in this directiou was to lose a safe Liberal seat at Devonport at the bye-election caused by the death of Mr Morton. Lord Goschen and Liverpool. Arrangements by Liverpool Chamber of Com- merce for the reception of Lord Goschen on the 6th prox. are now complete. Lord Goschen will deliver an address on preferential, protective, and rstaliatorv tariff. A very large attendance is expected at St. George's Hall on the occasion, including eight members of Parliament, includ- ing Mr Winston Churchill and the presidents of the various Chambers of Commerce. Liberal Unipnist Secessions. The Hon. A. Holland Hibbert, J.P., hitherto regarded as a staunch supporter of the Govern- ment in the Weat Herts Division, has written declining the invitation to attend the Conser- vative meeting at Watford at which Lord Onslow is to be the chief speaker. Mr Holland-Hibbert has intimated that he can no longer support a Government which opposes Frea Trade. The Berwickshire Unionist Association met at Duns yesterday, when a letter was read from Lord Dunglasa withdrawing from the candidature for the division, he being opposed to Mr Balfour's fiscal proposals. He was also opposed, he said, to Mr Chamberlain's policy, which, he gathered, would be taken up by the Government as soon as it was thought expedient. The resignation was accepted with great regret, and a committee was appointed to look out for a candidate. Mr Balfour Angry. Mr Balfour's attention having been drawn to a leaflet which is being circulated on which is printed a sentence from the Economic Notes on Insular Free Trade," has replied as follows Dear Sir,—My opinion upon the leaflet which yoa have sent me is.easily expressed. That leaflet consists of a single sentence abstracted from the long and in some respects complicated argument contained in my pamphlet on insular Free Trade. Those who have thus taken the trouble to publish it separately must, I presume, be of opinion that it mentions the only circum- stance worthy of consideration in determining the merits of fiscal reform. This is merely stupid, and if it were all I should of course raise no objection. If, however, by circulating it in my name and under my authority they mean their readers to aonclude that I share their views their procedure is worse than stupid; it is dis- honest.—I remain, yours faithfully (signed), Arthur James Balfour."
SIR G. NEVVNE8 AT SWANSEA. Important Speech. Sir George Newnes, M.P., on Wednesday night attended a smoker at the Swansea Liberal Club. Mr Morgan Tutton presided. Sir John Jones Jenkins. who has recently joined the club, sent a telegram regretting his unavoidable absence. Sir George Newnes, who Wa,3 received with enthusiasm, expressed pleasure at seeing that the Liberals were a. united party at Swansea. He was sure they would have given Sir John Jones Jonkins a warm welcome. They were very glad he had come back to the fold—(cheersi— and very glad that a good many more had come back. The Dnke of Devonshire seemed to think it was about time the Liberal Unionists joined the Liberal party once more. (Cheers.) At all events they had a. great fight before them, and it was necessary for all sections of the party to join hands in, as they believed, the cause of their country. During the last few months the whole aspect of politics had changed. We were told by Mr Chamberlain that in order to keep the affection of our Colonies we must go in for dearer food at home that unless we did that we should Jose our Colonies. Well, we certainly could offer some things, but it would be a pity if the affection between the Mother Country and the Colonies depended upon pounds, shillings, and pence. (Hear. hear.) We could offer something to Canada by taxing corn from other countries, and something to Australia by taxing meat from other countries, but what could we offer South Africa, which sent us neither grain nor meat ? In his opinion the best bond between the Mother Country and the Colonies was that of affection. (Hear, hear.) Blood was thicker than water. We saw that in South Africa—(cheers)—and it was a libel on the Colonies for anyone tosay that the loyalty and affection of the colonists depended on what they could get for it. (Renewed cheers.) In the last few days the Government seemed to have allowed some 20,000 square miles of land to be taken from Canada. He thought there had been a blunder there. (Hear, hear.) Well, lwe were getting quite used to blunders by this Govern- ment, but the unfortunate result of the arbitra- tion bad been that the Canadians were talking about not allowing Great Britain to look after their interests any more with regard to arbitra- tion matters. We were asked to take part in tariff wars with other countries. In the tariff wars between Italy and France and between Russia and Germany, which lasted for so many t years, all those four countries suffered very J greatly in trade, and when those tariff wars were J over Great Britain stepped in quietly under the moat favoured nation clause, and got the same benefit as the countries which had sacrificed so much to gain. (Cheers.) When a tariff war took place between other countries we got the benefit of it just as mnch as if we had any amount of retaliatory power. We always got because of our open markets the most favoured nation clause, and if one country by retaliation upon another got any advantage we stepped in and got precisely the same advantage. (Hear, hear.) To engage in commercial warfare with foreign nations would be a great mistake, and probably promote illfeeling, and the same sort of thing would take place with regard to Colonial preference. We could not give everything that was asked for. At the present moment we were going on splendidly with our Colonies. Our trade with them was increasing, and Mr Chamberlain was never tired of saying so, but it was rather againat his arguments. There was one thing which was quite certain, the cost of living would go up as the result of applying Mr Chamberlain's scheme, whilst it was extremely uncertain that wages would. Not only were wages lower in protected countries,but the purcbasmg power of the shilling was lower. After all, Old England was doing very well. (Cheers.) Our trade was prosperous, and would Dever have been so prosperous if it had not been for Free Trade. We had higher wages and fewer unemployed than either France or Germany, and less pauperism under Free Trade. The population of Great Britain had increased twenty millions and the number of paapers had decreased by a quarter of a million. (Cheers.) Those were facts we must not forget. But there was one thing about it, whoever Protection might do good to, it certainly coald do no good to Swan- sea. (Cheers.) Our shipping interest was enormous. Our ahipbuilding had doubled over a series of recent years, whilst the ahipbailding of America had dwindled down. We were the carriers of the world, and we wanted to keep that trade. Sorely in Swansea the people were interested in that. A large new dock was abont to be commenced, and under the conditions of Free Trade there was no doubt it woulfl be required. (Load laughter.) Every citizen of Swansea of whatever shade of politics should therefore weigh well the consequences of sup- porting any attempt to .o back to the days of Protection. (Loud cheers.)
SOUTH GLAMORGAN LIBERAL UNIONISTS. Follow Cardiff Unionists' Example. MR CARSLAKE THOMPSON RESIGNS. A meeting of the South Glamorgan Liberal Unionist Association was held at the Park Hotel, Cardiff, on Wednesday afternoon to consider Unionist Association was held at the Park Hotel, Cardiff, on Wednesday afternoon to consider what attitude should be adopted s in rcspect to Mr Chamberlain's fiscal policy. Mr G. Carslake Thompson presided, and there were present Sir John Gunn, Dr. Wallace, Mr J. B. Ferrier, Mr J. M. Jennings. Mr Chellew, and the secretary and treasurer (Mr Rees, of Llanishen). In opening the proceedings the Chairman said that those present were well acquainted with his position on the question. He would be very glad if he thought this association would follow the line indicated by the Duke of Devonshire in his letter to Sir Jonathan Backhouse, and not think it necessary for them to at once commit themselves to any particular position on the matter. He would, of course, be still more glad if the association would proclaim itself in favour of Free Trade, but knowing the views of the gentlemen he saw arouud him he could not for a moment suppose that that would be the case. Under the circumstances he thought the proper course for him to take would be to resign the chairmanship of the association and also his membership. In fact be must do so unless the meeting made a. pronouncement in favour of neutrality. Mr J. B. Ferrier referred to the course taken by the Cardiff Liberal Unionist Association in I, relation to Mr Chamberlain's fiscal policy. He thought the course for this association to pursue I was pretty clearly defined-that they should pro- ceed in the Way suggested by Mr Chamberlain. The people shoulrf have the opportunity of being thoroughly educated, and then possibly later on the members of the association could be called together to take more direct action. All they could do that day was to accept with sincere regret Mr Thompson's resignation. Mr J. M. Jennings moved that the association should adopt a similar resolution to that passed by the Cardiff Liberal Unionists,to the effect that they would support a resointion being submitted at Mr Chamberlain's Cardiff meeting similar to that adopted at the Greenock meeting. In other words, that they rejoiced Mr Chamberlain bad brought forward fiscal proposals for the improve- ment of the relations between the mother country and the Colonies. Mr Ferrier seconded, and Sir John Gann supported, at the same time expressing great regret at the course Mr Thompson felt com- pellei to take and expressing high appreciation of the excellent work he had done for the association for many years past. Dr. Wallace did not think it necessary to pass any special resolution that day, and suggested it would be wise to postpone the matter with a view to retaining Mr Thompson's services at any rate for the present but the Chairman replied that he certainly should not be able to remain a member of the association unless the meeting went a great deal further than merely postponing the question. Mr Chellew having spoken in appreciation of Mr Thompson's services, that gentleman vacated the chair and left the meeting. Dr. Wallace wa3 voted to preside, and the resolution was then put and carried unanimously. It was agreed to call a meeting for the 10th November to elect president, vice-president, and treasurer. Steamship Owners' Resolution. Yesterday the Liverpool Steamship Owners' Association passed a resolution expressing the opinion that, in view of the changed condition in the maritime affairs of the world owing to bounties, subsidies and the operation of the navi-. gaticn laws of foreign nations, the time had arrived for reconsideration of the laws and con- ditions affecting the shipping of this country.
MR CHAMBERLAIN AT LIVERPOOL. Mr Chamberlain continued his fiscal campaign on Tuesday, when he addressed a great meeting at Liverpool. He devoted much time to a seductive argument with the working man, whom he reminded that he was not consulted when Free Trade was introduced, and that Cobden himself had a violent hatred of Trade Unions. T appeal against Trade Union officials to the men who appointed them," sarcas. tically declared the speaker. It is absolutely impossible to reconcile Free Trade with Trade Unionism," he pro- ceeded, and asked, What is the good of prohibiting sweating when you allow sweated goods to come from foreign coun- tries ? So long as we have numbers of people who would work if they could get, but who cannot get work, so long is it useless to talk about raising wages." If protected labour is geod then it is good to protect the results of labour, and you cannot do the one. without the other." Turning to the shipping industry, the right hon. gentleman declared that admir- able as its condition is, it is not progress- ing so rapidly as foreign shipping is and he emphasised bounties on the part of the foreigner, shipping restrictions on the part of the British Government, and the unfair coasting trade regulations which prevail against our industry, as instances in which Free Trade brought about serious handi- caps. What is our task," he concluded, to the task of our forefathers who had to coubat a Napoleon ? It is only to keep the fruits of the victory that they won." Mr Chamberlain was entertained to lun- cheon on Wednesday afternoon by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool* Speaking after. wards, Mr Chamberlain said he declined to treat his proposals as a party question, and wa3 glad to see some of his political opponents in the past were giving them favourable con- sideration. He characterised Lord Goschon's contentions as antiquated, and said he believed that in no single case was it a fsct that the price paid by the consumer had been in any way pro- portionate to the tax on any imported com- modity. What he wanted was to substitute a scientific form of taxation fora brutal and arbi- trary one. The Cardiff Visit. The committee entrusted with the arrange- ments for Mr Chamberlain's visit to Cardiff met at the Drill Hall on Wednesday afternoon with a view to considering the question of accommo- dation. Mr J. Herbert Cory presided, and plans weie under discussion for erecting galleries around the hall, &e. It was decided to construct galleries and to arrange to provide about 3,500 seats, leaving standing room for between 5,000 and 4,000 persons. It was likewise agreed to light the hall with electricity, if possible. LIBERAL LEADER TO REPLY. Sir H. Campbell-Bannerman Will Visit Newport. Sir Henr Campbell-Bannerman, the leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons, will visit Newport at the latter end of November, and at a mass meeting which is being arranged by the Newport Liberal Association he will reply to the speech of Mr Chamberlain at Cardiff. On November bth Mr Albert Spicer, the ex- M.P. for the Monmouth Boroughs, will apeak at a big meeting at the Temperance Hall. New- port, in support of the candidature of Mr Lewis Haslam. who will preaide. Other meetings are being arranged at Monmouth and Usk. at which Colonel Herbert and Mr Haalam will speak.
MR BALFOUR AND THE BREWERS. Mr A. Chamberlain's Advice. At a temperance meeting held in South London last night, a letter was read from Mr Arthur Chamberlain, who stated that in his view the one policy on which all temperance reformers should unite was to turn out the present Government and replace it with a Liberal Ministry. Since Mr Balfour's surrender to the brewers the tem- perance question ceased to be non-political as the Government had definitely pledged themselves to retrograde legislation on the sabject. It was, therefore, clear the duty of all who put tem- perance reform before party politics .0 support the Liberal party to prevent effect being given to the Premier's bargain with the trade.
HOUSING QUESTION AT PONTYPOOL. At the meeting of Pontypool District Council on Wednesday, Councillor W. H. Hughe" pre- siding, the Medical Officer of Health (Dr. Maaon) reported that the health of the district was remarkably good, notwithstanding the excessive rain. The death rate for September was 9-7. Councillor Harmston, in dealing with the pro- posed new road between High-street and Catho- lic-lane, remarked that some of the houses in this district were not entitled to be called houses. He questioned whether a Turk would lodge an Armenian in one. (Laughter.) The ques- tion was referred to committee. The question of fried fish and chip potato shops was raised, some of the members being in favour of proceeding against occupiers of town property, whereupon Councillor Probyn warned them to move captiously in the matter. One of the members complained of the unpleasant smells emanating from the fried fish shoos in'the town. Ultimately it was decided to refer the matter to the medical officerand sanitary inspec- J tor for a report.
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PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES South Glamorgan Arbitration. CONDITiONALLY FAVOURABLE TO LABOUR. The decision of Mr Herbert Gladstone, the arbitrator, as to whether South Glamorgan is tc be regarded as a Labour or as a Liberal consti- tuency was communicated on Wednesday to Mi Morgan Thomas, secretary of the South Glamor- gan Liberal Association, and Mr Thos- Richards, secretary of the South Wales Miners' Federation. The decision is in favour of the Labour party, provided that the Labour candidete selected is in sympathy with the views of the Liberal party on the leading questions now before the country. Mr Gladstone's Letter. Liberal Central Association. 41, Parliament-street, London, S.W. Dear Sir, --I now enclose my decision on the question which your association was good enough to submit to me.—I remain, very faithfully yours, H. J. Gladstone. Morgan Thomas, Esq. "I have sent a duplicate dcc'^Ion to th- Labour representatives." The Award. Liberal Central Association. 41, Parliament-street, London, S.W. October 26th, 1903. October 26th, 1903. The representatives of the South Glamorgan Liberal Association and ot the South Glamorgan Trades and Labour organisations asked me to decide whether the opposition to the sitting Con- servative member should be undertaken by a Liberal or Labour candidate. To this I con- sented. The question as submitted by the Liberal Association was whether South Glamor- gan should or should not be regarded as a Labour constituency. The representatives of the Trades and Labour organisations agreed to the proposal of the Liberal Five Hundred to submit the ques- tion of candidature to me as sole arbitrator. On October 21st the case was argued fully before me by nine representatives from each side. I made it claar that, while undertaking to examine carefully and weigh the political circumstances and sectional claims of the division, I assumed that I was not expected to exclude mere general considerations of policy. These considerations, I may say, are the political relations of the Southern Division of Glamorgan to the county as a whole, and the general representation of South Wales, more particularly in connection with its pre- dominant industries. It was made clear to me th,it the Liberal Association since 1885 has borne the chief burden of the various political contests which have taken place. Full acknowledgment of this must he made, as well as of the excellent spirit shown by the association in the desire to secure a decision in the best interests of the Liberal party. The decision at which I have arrived, after careful consideration of all the facts of the case, is that both sides should com- bine and use every effort to secure the return of a Labour candidate competent in his knowledge of Labour problems, who can show himself to be in sympathy with the views of the Liberal party on the leading questions now before the country. H. J. Gladstone. It should be atated that Mr W. Brace, the vice-president of the South Wales Miners' Federation, is the nominee of that body and other Labour organisations in the constituency, and in the speeches he has made he has opposed Mr Chamberlain's fiscal proposals and the policy of the Government in respect to education.
SOWTH MONMOUTHSHIRE. THE CONSERVATIVE NOMINEE. His Views on the Fiscal Question. There was a larg3 attendance at the meeting of the South Monmouthshire Conservative Asso- ciation, held at the Sing's Head Hotel, Newport, on Wednecday evening, when Major Conrtenay Morgan, son of Colonel the Hon. Fred Morgan, M.P., was formally adopted the Conservative candidate to contest the division at the next elec- tion. Lord Tredegar presided, and he was sup- ported by Lord Llangattock, Sir G. Forestier- Walker, Sir Arthur Mackworth, Major Conrtenay Morgan, Colonel Morgan Lindsay, R.E., the Hon. J. M. Rolls, Messrs R. Stratton and C. D. Phillips, J.P., together with Mr L. Foster Sted- man (secretary and agent), &c. Colonel the Hon. F. C. Morgan, M.P., wrote regretting absence, as he was undergoing treat- ment at Bath for rheumatism. Letters of apology for non-attendance were also read from Sir Henry Jackson, Colonel McDonnell, Major Stacey, and others. Lord Tredegarsaid they would sympathise with him in his wish that upon that occasion the chair. man had been some other member of the party than himself, because, as they were aware, it was owing to the resignation of bis brother, who was in ill-health, that they had been summoned, and, moreover, because the candidate who had been formally recommended to them was a very near relative of his. (Applause.) Sir Arthur Mackworth having pointed out that Colonel Morgan a resignation had been received with the greatest regret, and that he was one of the few straight men in the country who bad won the hearts of all, Lord Llangattock proposed a resolution expressing sincere regret at the im- pending retirement of Colonel Morgan, and placing on record their thanks for the services he had rendered as member for 30 yeara. Colonel Morgan, he added, had served them well through good and bad times, through weal and woe, and through all had proved himself a dear friend to Monmouthshire. He (the speaker) had sat with him through six Sessions in the House of Com- mons-(applouse)-and 'they ran together in double harness. (Laughter.) Some might say that they did not match very well in height. Lord Tredegar said many years ago that one was tall and thin and the other short and not thin. (Renewed laughter.) However, they pulled together for six years, never jibbed, never Doited, and certainly never ran away. (Applause.) He was aure that when Colonel Morgan looked back on his political life ho would find a name honoured, beloved, and respected by everyone in Monmouthshire. (Applause.) Mr E. Southwood Jones, Risca, seconded, and the resolution having been carried Lord Tre- degar returned thanks on behalf of his brother. Colonel Morgan would, he hoped, be amongst them for a certain time as their member—at all events so far as he (Lord Tredegar) judged appearances, there would not be a General Elec- tion nntil this time next year. Colonel Morgan was very nearly tho father of the House of Commons at the present time. He (the chairman) thought there was a time when gentlemen of the age of Colonel Morgan ahonid be thinking of old age pensions—(laughter)—and retiring from the service. However, they had not much expecta- tion of getting them. (Hear, hear.) Sir Arthur Mackworth having presented the recommendation of the Executive Committee; Major Morgan addressed the meeting and was cordially received. He thanked them for the honour conferred upon him. He could only tell them, as he had told the committee, that if they thought he was a suitable person to represent them be was determined, with their help, to do everything in his power to retain the seat for the party. (Applause.) Referring to the fiscal con- trpversy he said that at present the argument seemed to be mostly confined to one side, and he did not think anyone would say that their com- mercial position at the present time was in a satisfactory state, nor did he think that any man could look into the future unier the present system with any prospect of improvement. The exports of their goods to foreign countries had greatly decreased, while imports from abroad had largely increased. Everything that they produced in this country was heavily taxed before they could get it into a foreign country. On the other hand, the foreigner could send anything to this country to compete with the home trade absolutely free of restriction. It had been found that the more freedom they gave to foreign countries the more foreign countries pro. tected themselves and their trade against Great Britain. What they wanted was a little less Free Trade and a little more Fair Trade. (Applause.) He had no hesitation in saying he would support the proposals of retaliatory tariffs as laid down by Mr Balfour in bis speech j at Sheffield. If the inquiry now going on should prove thst further changes were necessary in the interest of the country and the Empire as a whole, he should be prepared to take a step further in support of Mr Chamberlain, but at the present time the ex-Colonial Secretary's scheme was only under consideration, and was not part of the practical politics of the day. At the same time he impressed upon them that he would never support any proposal which would be in the least likely to increase the cost of living of the working classes of the country. (Hear, hear.) Short of that, he would view with the greatest favour any proposal that would tend to unite the Empire. Major Morgan also spoke in favour of Armv reform and the extension of educational facilities, remarking that the Act passed last year was a valuable step in the latter direction. (Applause.) Major Morgan was then nnanimonaly adopted, and addresses in his favour were made by Colonel Morgan Lindsay, Mr A. Williams, Caerleon Mr Stanley, Cwmbran Mr Green, Blackwood Mr Bailee, Raglan, &c. Major Morgan, responding, said he believed there were two horses in the field, and both were absolutely untried. He believed they were both sound and both meant to run straight. (Laughter.) If they cared to have anything on at fair odds they ought to seize the opportunity. (Renewed laughter.) The other horse had been in training much longer, so they ought to place a little on him (the speaket). (Applause.)
CARL ROSA PROPERTIES ENDANGERED. At Newport ontMonday Joseph Hill, a. native of Deptford, was charged with vagrancy. Hill, who had been working at the Wentwood Water Works, went into Newport on Saturday, spent all his money, and went to sleep in a railway van at the High-Btreet Railway Station, into which a quantity of the property of tbe Carl Rosa Opera Company bad been loaded. Hill had lighted his pipe in the van, and throwing the live match on to the floor set fire to some of the property, but fortunately thefire smouldered out. Hill was fined 21s, or a month's imprisonment.
William Codd, aged 23, of 3, Board-street, Rbymney, was admitted to Cardiff Infirmary on Saturday afternoon suffering from a fractured leg. It appears that a few days previously tho injured man, who ia employed as a labourer at the Rbymney Collieries, was crushed by a fall of stone, sustaining injuries to the leg. He was not brought to the Infirmary till Saturday. He was tunded bv Dr. Prownle-ck and detained.
SOUTH WALES NEWS. An Aberdare Assessment. At Saturday's meeting of the Merthyr Union Assessment Committee, Mr J, Rogers presiding, Mr J. W. Evans, solicitor, Aberdare. appealed for redaction of the increased assessment of the Boot Hotel, Aber- dare. It was asrreed to fix the assessment at its former figure, £200 ratable, instead of .£220. s Pontypool Hospital. > On Monday next tho new hospital at Ponty- pool will be opened to receive patients The institution will be in charge of the Eastern Valleys Medical Association, whose members will attend in tnen according to rota. Miss S. A. Todd, of Retford, Nottingham, has been appointed nurse matron. Railway Fatality atCwmbach. On Saturday the Coroner for North Glamorgan (Mr R. J. Rhys) held an' inquest a-t Cwmfcach touching the death of Levi Lewis, whose body was found on tbe Great Western Railway at the Lletty Shenkin Crossing on Thursday morning. A woman said she was coming over from Aber- amanon Wednesday toCwmbach. when deceased, who was carrying a bunch of celery, overtook her by the Great Western Railway crossing. That was at about a quaiter past six. As there was a train shunting at the crossing, he advised her not to endeavour to cros until the train had gone, adding that there would bo enough time for him to run across. This was the last she saw of him. When the body was found the fol- lowing morning a bunch of celery was picked up some yards away. It transpired that it was. a Taff Vale train that was shunting at the time, and the inquest was adjourned till this (Mon- day) morning to suable the men on that train and the officials of the Taff Vale Company to be in attendance. Military Funeral at Merthyr. The funeral of the late Private M. Evana, K Company, Merthyr detachment 3rd V.B. Welsh Regiment, took place on Saturday afternoon, the interment"being at Cefn Cemetery. There was I a Jlarge attendance of deceased's comrades, with the band, under the command of Maior L. P. Jones. W Rhayader School Girl's Death. Mr E. P. Careless, coroner, conducted an inquest at Rhayader. on Saturday, on the body of Gwladys Elizabeth Kinsey (6), who lived at 4, Castle-road, Rhayader. On the way to school on Friday morning, the little girl ran against a horse and trap, and sustained fatal injuries, one of the ribs being fractured and penetrating the lung. A verdict of "Accidental death was returned. Gelligaer Council. A meeting of the Gelligaer Rural District Council was held on Saturday at Merthyr, Mr Jonah Evans in the chair. Mr Jenkin Edwards moved that an application be made to tbe County Council to increase the membership of Gelligaer District Council from 11 to 17, and the resolu- tion was carried by a vote of four to three. R.S.P.C.A., Cardigan Branch. A successful meeting of the CardIgan branch of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, was held at the Guildhall on Friday evening. The chair was taken by Mr C. Morgan Richardson, Noyadd Wilym, and Mr Reeks attended as representative of the parent society, and gave an outline of the society's operations. The local secretaries are the Misses North. Carmarthen Teachers. A general meeting of the Carmarthen district branch of the National Union of Teachers was i held at Carmarthen on Saturday, when Mr Hy. Lyons, St. Clears, presided over a full gathering. A scheme for the triennial election of members of the executive, aaapted to the altered condi- i tions of educational administration consequent upon the Act of 1802, was considered and approved. Fleur-de-Lis School Appointments. At the meeting of Mynyddislwyn School Board on Tuesday five applications were received for the appointment of headmaster at the new Fleur-de-Lis Schools, Mr J. Boothman, Ynysddu, being appointed. Miss W. F. Reeves was appointed headmistress. Presentation to Captain R. Davies. Captain R. Davies, dockmaeter, Barry, who has taken a very active part in obtaining a life- boat for that place, has been presented with an interesting souvenir by the shipwrights of the port. The latter executed a beautiful model of the first lifeboat, John Wesley," which was exhibited in the recent lifeboat demonstration, for presentation to Captain Davies. It is a model of large size, and its completeness and workman- ship reflect the highest credit on the builders. Merthyr Lighting. At the meeting on Wednesday of Merthyr Lighting Committee it was reported that the lighting by gas in place of oil ot Taibach and Duffryn was now comolete. Coal-tipping at Merthyr. On Wednesday at the meeting of the Merthyr Heath Committee Mr David Evans raised the question whether it was in order for coal to be tipped in the streets instead of being carried into the houses. Colliers' coal was invariably tipped. Mr Aneuryn Rees, clerk, said the tipping caused an obstruction in the highway, but in this dis- trict it was a matter of custom. Mr V. A. Wills said it hpd not been thought fit in the .interests of the working classes to enforce delivery. There was, however, a. time limit for the removal of the coal.—Mr J. M. Berry There has been no accident ?•—Mr Rees No. Fatal Machinery Accident. Mary J. Stone (18), of 69, Hewell-street, em- ployed at the Rope Works, Cardiff, who on Tues- day sustained severe injuries to her arm by its being caught in the machinery, died on Wednes- day at the Cardiff Infirmary. Accommodation for Tramps. At a. meeting of Pontypridd Guardians on Wednesday, Mr Godfrey Clark, J.P., presiding, Mr R. L. Phillips, chaiiman of the House Visit- ing Committee, submitted the report of the com- mittee which had been considering the question of accommodation for tramps in the Workhouse. The guardians were recommended to provide a building, separate from the existing one, with accommodation for 20 tramps. It was reported that during a recent week 287 tramps applied for admission. Buffaloism at Bargoed. Leading officers of the Abertillery district of the R.A O.B. met at the Hanburf Arms Hotel, Bargoed, on Tuesday to inaugurate a new lodge. In the absence through illness of Captain T. Edwards, J.P., Rhymney, Mr J. Maddocks presided. Knt. J. T. Davies, I.P.P.G.P., Ebbw Vale, in moving the toast of the Order and the new lodge, said the scheme, which had been initiated in 1897 to secure an orphanage for the Order, had now so far proceeded that it was expected to let the contract almost immediately. The estimated cost of the building and:furnisbing would be £ 1,900, and of this amount £1.450 was subscribed. There were now 947 lodges in the Order. The Hanbury Lodge was inaugurated, and Primo J. E. Davies, Bargoed, unanimously elected S.P., with Bro. J. Gamblin C.P. and Bro. R. Pugh secretary. About 20 new members were enrolled, and the proceedings terminated with a Jink of about 50. Accident at Nantymoel. On Wednesday afternoon Rees James, Station- road, Nantymoel, a boy employed at the Ocean Colliery, Nantymoel, fell underneath a journey of trams and was seriously injured. Wedding at Carmarthen. At the English Baptist Chanel, Carmarthen, on Wednesday, a large congregation witnessed the marriage of Mr John Williams, son of the late Captain James Williams, Tivy View. St. Dogmell's, and cashier at the Gosport branch of the London and Provincial Bank, to Miss Katie R. Jones, daughter of the late Mr John Jones and of Mrs Jones, 30, Key-street, Car- marthen. The caremony was performed by the nev. A. Fuller Mills. The bride wore a dress of white cloth, with Roman trimmings and moire silk. The bridesmaids were Miss May Jones, sister of the bride, and Mis3 Maggie Williams, sifter of the bridegroom. The bride was given away by her brather-in-law, Mr R. A. Brockie, manager of the London and Provincial B ink, Carmarthen, the bridegroom being attended by Mr J. Morgan, Barnesville, Carmarthen, aa best man. Concert at Caerphilly. A concert was given at the Market Hay, Caerphilly, on Wednesday evening in aid of the Caerphilly cot in Dr. Barnardo's Homes. The principal vocalists were :—Madame Howell Williams, Miss Kate Mitchell, Miss Ethel Page, Miss L. Williams, and Messrs Dan Llewellyn, John Games,G. Page, and the Goodwillie Singers. Dr. Maurice G. Evans, J.P., presided. Body Picked Up at Llanstephan. At the inquest at Llanstephan the body found on Monday was identified as that of George Osmond, partner with a photographer living near the Quay, Carmarthen. Deceased was 26 years of age. Verdict, Found drowned. Lletty Shenkin Crossing Fatality. The adjoarned inquest touching the death of Levi Lewis, who was found killed on the Lletty Shenkin crossing of the Great Western Railway I on Thursday morning last. was held on Monday at the Victoria Inn, Cwmbach. A verdict of Accidental death was returned, the jury adding a recommendation that the Great Western Railway Company be asked to light the crossing, which, it ia stated, ia largely nsed by the public. The Penrhiwceiber Drowning Fatality. On Thursday last tbe 5-year-old boy of Mr Roach, of 30, Rheola-atreet. Penrhiwceiber, while playing on the river bank fell into the water and was washed away, there being a strong current running at the time. Search for the body has been made by scores of people, the river having been thoroughly dragged for miles, but without success. It is now feared the body has been washed out to sea. Members! and others interested 'In the Llanelly Cricket Club met at the Thomas Arms Hotel on Saturday evening and presented to Mr D. L. Joseph, on the occasion of his recent mar- riage, and in recognition of hia aervices to the clnb, a handsome timepiece. The Board of Trade survey staff for the South Wales district met at the Board of Trade sur- veyor's offices, Cardiff, on Saturday, and made a presentation to Mr Major, who is retiring at the end of this month, after 20 service in Cardiff,
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CARDIFF. Half-Biick as a Missile.-John 19000 (28) was charged at Cardiff 011 l\Ion with violently assaulting Alfred Bryan with AiI a brick. Prosecutor, who appeared with a brO*\ bandage across his forehead, said his and prisoner wero fighting at midnight on day. Subsequently his brother came out a. and he went to fetch him back. While he him by the arm, prisoner, standing in the P*8 sage of his door, heaved half a brick at the"" Prosecutor thought it was meant for his brotblgl but he got it instead. Dr. Smart Evans said the two brothers cams to his surgery at 1.30 a.ØI" the prosecutor having a lacerated wound on tile forehead and one on the left cheek. They brought half a brick with them and it was staioB" with bJood. Prisoner said he knew nothing about the half-brick, and asserted that the woand were caused by the two brothers fighting each other after he had gone into the house. A fine 0 £ 2, or one month's imprisonment, was imposed- Hanging Goods Oatside Shops.—The Mayot of4Cardiff (Alderman E. Thomas), on Wednesday at the Police Court, expressed the of the Bench on the practice of hangiog goods outside shops. He said the Bench tbon £ strongly that this practice should be On a da.y like Tuesday, for instance, anyone IØ want of a coat would be tempted to take one which be sawjhanging up. This is what the e- fendant in the case, Martin Slackwell (32),_dio» taking a coat from outside Mr Coleman shop in Bridge-street. To mark their shop in Bridge-street. To mark their opinion of the practice, the Bench sentenced defendanc to one day's imprisonment, which meant he was discharged immediately.
BARRY. Stole a Goose and Away They Ran.— Cardiff young men—George Buckingham, Bed" street, and Fred JGriffiths, Wellington-street-" were before the Barry magistrates on Monday on a charge of stealing a goose, value 12s, frOO3 the Alps Farm, Wenvoe. They were seeni jo company with another man, on a stubble field nepr the farmhouse on Sunday afternoon. one of the trio was seen by Howell Edwards, wbfl lives at the farm with his mother, to catch a b<P and run off with it into another field. SiØ brother and himself gave chase, and after a bOt pursuit in different directions, extending over couple of miles, Buckingham was caught b1 William Edwards, and Griffiths by Howe"- Meanwhile the goose, which was found to have if head cut off, had been dropped. Both prisoner* have been before the Card iff justices. Bucking" ham, who had been three times previously coO" victed, was sent to prison for two months hard labour, and Griffith? to 14 days. Unjust Scales.—The magistrates? imposed fine of 20s and costs on a Cadoxton butches named Henry Berry for having in his posses- sion unjust and unstamped scales.
NEWPORT. Wife Locked Him Oat.—John Rogers, hauliefi of 31, Orchard-street, was at Newport 00 Monday morning- charged with assaulting bill wife. It was stated that Rogers took toO much driuk on Saturday, and his wife and sister- in-law, on seeing him staggering up the garden path. bolted the door because they feared him- Rogers smashed the window and got into tW house through it. In the house there was struggle. Rogers struck at his wife, and her sister received the blow. Defendant, who blamed his relations for all the unpleasantness, said that he was locked out of the house each evening Jasti week, and had complained to the police. DafeO* dant was fined 21s.
YSTRAD. Used Hia Teeth.—A Gilach Gaeli IianliGj named William David Jones was at Ystrad on Monday with drunkenness and assaulting P.S.s Smith and Bowen. Tbe sergeants comnlained of being kicked severely and of having been bitten. The Stipendiary sentenced the defendant to twO months'imprisonment for the assault, but dls- missod the case of drunkenness. Treorky Man's Alleged Crime.—Thomas Colso a grey-ha.fredlman. lodging at 144, Dumfries- street, Treorky, was charged on remand with criminally assaulting a little girl named Mary Jane)Richards, the granddaughterof his landlady- The offence was alleged to have been committed in the girl's bedroom when she was undressing- Mr Bruce. Pontypridd, defended, and reserved his [defence, Cole pleading not guilty. He was committed to be tried at the Assizes. Bail waa allowed. Ignorant of the Statute.—Henry Cudasn, general dealer, of Tonypandy, was charged with selling, a revolver to R. J. WilliamSi who did not produce a licence, and with selling the article without making an entry in a book kept for the purpose. The summonses were issued under the Pistols Act of 1903, and Mr T- W. Lewis, who defended, said Cardash was igno- rant of the law, and this was the first case tried in the district. Defendant was ordered to pay 23s 6d costs. Theft of Whisky.—Thomas William Walter* was fined 0£1 for stealing a bottle of frisky from the Windsor Hotel, Ton. Girls' "Theft, -Ann Sommers and Rachel Montague, two girls residing at Penygraig, were fined 10s each for stealing a collarette and two blouseii from a clothes line at Tonypandy,*( £ £ fX9
PONTYPOOL A Tramp and His Clothes.-An elderly tramf named Charles Smith was charged with refrac- tory conduct at Pontypool VVoiknouse. He tore his clothes up because, as he said, he was ashamed to wear them. lIe was sent to prison for seven days.
BRYNMAWR. Dxcp of Dcink Responsible." —Collins (52), married, living at Miles'-row, pleadedguilty to stealing a ham, worth half-a-crown, from oat- side the Liverpool Stores. Prisoner said, A drop of drink was responsible for this." She was fined 5s and costs.
SWANSEA. Boys Charged with Theft.—Ellas Lonis (16), George Jones (14). and David kelson (16), of Fforeattach, were charged with stealing tobacco and feigaretles, worth 2s. Lewis admitted tbfl offence, and his father said he was returning home from chapel when the theft was committed. The window was broken, and it was a great temptation. Nelson and Jones were discharged and with respect to Lewis and a lad named D. œ. Jones, who admitted taking a penny packet of cigarettes, the Bench decided under the circum- stances not to cast a slur on their character and discharged them also. Malicious Damage.—Lewis Lloyd, of Poppett Hill, labourer, was charged with maliciously breaking a water bottle and glass, worth 18s 63, at the Smithfield Inn. It was aileged that ho threw the articles at the landlord because be w»fl unable to say whether his wife was in the blir. A fine of 203 was imposed."
MOUNTAIN ASH. Dangerous Practice.—At Mountain Ash Court on Wednesday Charles Phillips, Mountain Aob-, was ordered to pay 20s and co9ts for trespassing on the Great Western Railway at Mountain Ash- Damage to a Fence.—John Watkins and VVal- Rees, Mountain Ash, were charged with damagi-c- a fence, the property of Lord Abrrdar?. tind fined 10s each.
PONTYPRIDD. Husband's Behaviour Changed.—An tion for a. mlduenance order on the ground 0., alleged persistent cruelty was made to the Ponty. pridd bench on Wednesday by Caroline Matild* Wynne, Tram-road,who stated that her hnsbano* Watkin William Wynne, a labourer, had bf" haved very well during the earlier part of tl>*>* married life. Lately, however, be had ber cruelly, and she had to leave him. Reply'?* to Mr Charles Matthews, who defended. tb' applicant denied that she had aggravated bet husband. The Bench ordered the !i,.sbsni to contribute 7s a week.
PONTYPOOL. Young Girl and a Parse. -Obarlgttf- Cook, a young girl from Victoria near Blaenavon. was charged at PontyDOj* on Wednesday with stealing a purse cont^' ing £ 21,the property of Mark Crewe,Garndiff*1*^ P.S. Jones stated that defendant had pointed Q^ to biai the place where she had hidden the Defendant was remanded until Saturday owlll! j to the attenolknce-of only one ztiniwsw.