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BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS BIRTHS. RALLETT.-On May 26th, at 4, Herbert-terrace. Penarth, toMrand Mrs Edgar J.Hallett, a daughter. 966n BAILEY.-On May 21st, at 37, Bellevue-crescent, LlandafT North, to Mr and Mrs C. P. Hailey a son. 504 MARRIAGES. BUDDING-WILLIAMS.—At Albany-road Baptist Church, Cardiff, on May 26th, by Rev. W. Howell Williams, Ruth H., eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Williams, 95, Connaught-roarl, to William J eldest son of Mr and Mrs Budding, 67, Richards-terrace. 108 HAMILTON—SILLY.—On May 19th, at Woodville- road Baptist Church, Cardiff, by the Rev. C. Griffiths, Captain William Francis Hamilton, of Belfast, to Mercy C., second daughter of Captain John Silly. of Victoria-avenue, Canton, Carditf. 345n JONES-TWEDDELL.-At St. Mary's, Aberavon, on May 20th, by the Rev H. Morris, Vicar of Llantwit Major, Lilian Mary, second daughter of Mr and Mrs D. E. Jones, Plasybryn. Aberavon, to Mr John Ruthven Marshall Tweddell. only son of late Rev. Marshall Tweddell, Vicar of Barnack, Stamford, and Mrs Tweddell, The Priory. Ketton Stamford. FOUNG—DOWN.—On May 25th, at Clyne Church, near Swansea, by the Rev. the Hon. Talbot Rice, M.A., vicar of Swansea, assisted by the Rev. Harold Williams, L.Th., vicar of Oystermouth, Allan Stow, second son of the late J. Stow Young, of Tain, N.B., and Penang. to Hilda, elder daughter of John R. Down, of Belmont, Mayals. DEATHS. kBRAHAM.—May 14th, at Cambridge, New Zealand, John Watkin Abraham, aged 38, gtepgpn of the late Edward Arnott, The Garth, Monmouth. 594n BAKER.-On May 18th, at Crane-street., Pontypool, John Henry, beloved husband of Martha Baker, and eldest son of the late Abel Baker, Cardiff. DAVIEa.—At Leicester House, Carmarthen, Mary (May), the dearly beloved daughter of J. E. and C. Davies, 103, Mackintosh-place. Roath, aged 25. DAVIES.—On the 19th inst., atl65 Moorland-road, Jane, the beloved wife of Fred L. Davies, ship- wright, aged 65 years. EVANS.—On the 21st inst. at 31, Wood-road, Ponty- pridd, Benjamin Evans, aged 71. EVANS.—May 22nd/ 42, Chancery-lane, Canton, George Evans, shipwright, aged 55. GRIFFITHS.—May 20th, at 76, Stanwell-road, Penarth, James Griffiths, in his 69th year. JAMES.—On the 22nd inst., John James, Gabalva Dock, Llandaff, in his 87th year. )[A Y .-On the 19th, at 52, Baptist Well-street, Swan- sea, Mary Elizabeth, the beloved wife of William May aged 26. MAILE.—May 17th. Mary Jane Maile, 45, Kent-street, Grangetown, aged 54 yean. MERRETT.—At Gordon-road, May 20th, Charles Merrett, aged 69. 334n MORRIS.-Rose A. Morris, Post Office, daughter of Mr and Mis David H. Morris, Brooklyn House, Aberaman. NEATH.-On 19th inst., at 7, King-street, Penarth Eliza Jane, the beloved wife of Alfred John Neath aged 36 years. PHI LlPPS.-May 19th, at Llandilo, Carmarthenshire, William Philipps, Chief Constable of Carmarthen- shire. in his 76th year. POWELL.—On May 16th, at 2. Davis-street, Adams- down, Emily Jane, the beloved daughter of James and Jane Powell, aged 24. PRICE.-May 24th, Cas. J. Price, Grocer, Penydarren, aged 43. JLADWICK.—May 22nd, at 45, Angusta-street, Charles (Otto), the beloved husband of Margaret Ladwick. ROBERTS.—On May 18th, at 8, Westbourne-road Penarth, the Rev. D. E. Roberts, in his 75th year. ROGERS.-On May 20th, at Pencoedcae, Merthyr TydftI, Dora Margaret, the dearly beloved daughter of Tudor John and Edith Rogers, aged six years. 3EALE.—On Sunday, May 17th, Sarah Seale, of 44, The Avenue, Pontypridd. BELLICK-on the 20th inst., at 59, Clifton-street, Sarah Jane, beloved wife of Thomas Sellick, aged 63 years. BKEWES.—On the 23rd inst., at Devoran, Cornwall, Captain James Feargus Skewes, much-esteemed brother-in-law of Thomas Andrews, J.P., Silver Craig, Weston-super-Mare. SPARKE.—On May 20th, Frederick John (Fred), youngest son of the late Edward Sparke and Mrs Sparke 109, Claude-road, Cardiff, aged 30 years. THOMSON.—On May 20th, William Taylor Thomson, at 20, Rectory-road, Canton, in his 53rd year. WAKEFIELD.—On May i6th, Amy, the beloved wife of Edwin Wakefield, of 2, Ty'nycoed place, Cardiff, aged 58. WILTSHIRE.—On the 22nd inst., at52. Theodora- ttreet. Roath, Alfred Wiltshire, for over 50 years car- S'nter for the Bate Docks Co., and member of the anchester Unity of Oddfellows, aged 79 years. L-
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SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1908. FRIENDLY NATIONS. Pea-cehas greater victories than war. and the visit of the President of France to England is of the highest significance. Our Cartoonist hits off the situation beautifully by picturing the moody figure of the supposed spirit of Napoleon surveying England from the cliffs and ruminating on the many changes which have taken place in the history and feel- ings of the two races to make the visit of the President of France in an official capacity to England possible. War is not yet a thing of the past, but there has 1)een a great change in the direction of the arts of peace. The greatest service which a statesman can render his country is not a grand scheme of bluff and grasp which might involve war and misery over the face of a continent but he is re- garded as the great man who can further the peace of nations and bring peoples to a right understanding of each other. The official visit of the President of the French Republic and his reception by the King is a remarkable instance of how far the arts of peace and the power of .a.L- T:1_L_L L_L_ T:" .:J cue c,nienie oetweeu LDglana ana France have proceeded. It formed not only a remarkable demonstration in international cordiality and understand- ing, but of the changing ideas of pomp and power. Republican France was le- ceived on equal terms by Monarchical Britain. Well might the Cartoonist pic- ture the spirit of Napoleon ruminating on the change that has come over the face of Europe since the days of inter- national fear and race hatred, fostered by ideas and systems which have been passed into the lumber-rooms of history, to be regarded as queer illustrations of the slavery of custom and the tyranny of political -and international creeds. The Franco-British Exhibition which haS\ been opened in London is the outward symbol of the friendship which has been established between the twu peoples. President Fallieres rejoices at the change which has overcome the two peoples, and observes that formerly on both sides of the Straits people as a rule thought of landing only to fight." To- day they meet for the purpose of a hand- shake. The King of England to-day spends his holidays in France. Previous Kings of England fought there, whilst the great dream of Napoleon's life was to invade England. The demonstration at Boulogne, the camp; of the Grand Army which was to conquer England, must have recalled the past to the minds of the French people as they gave vent to their enthusiasm at President Fallieres' mission to England. To-day the rivalry is in the warmth of expressions of friendship on the two sides of the Channel, and the profitable rivalry in trade and in mental and commercial attainments. The Franco-British Exhibition should accom- plish and make secure the international cordiality and understanding between the French and British peoples which the King, playing the role of ,peace- maker, so nobly commenced
For many years the Conservative party toyed with promises of Old Age Pensions. The party stands irrevocably committed to the proposal, but nevertheless, now that the Liberal Government has brought forward a scheme as a practical measure upon which there is no going back, the Tory party and all their journals can- not conceal their opposition. It is not an open opposition but a miserable cavil- ling at the Government proposals. The so-called arguments which they use are ridiculous in the extreme, and are too thin to mislead anyone. The pension of five shillings at the age of seventy is criticised as a miserable pittance which is not worthy of serious consideration, and at the same time it is asked where the ruinous sum is to come from to pay them. The logic is like that we once had from Primrose platforms and of the kind we are accustomed to from Tariff Reform speakers. Perhaps the most ridiculous criticism of the old age pension is the statement that the pension of five shillings at the age of seventy will destroy thrift and its incentives among the working classes and other supposed immoral effects are seen. Questions have been asked about the pensions to ex- Cabinet Ministers, and it has been ex- plained that they run from a mere matter of twelve hundred a year to two thousand. There is no suggestion that pensions on this scale have demoralising effects on the recipients. Only the poor with their "five shillings, at the age of seventy, are to be "robbed of incentives to thrift."
The method for getting men out of bed early in the morning by Act of Parlia- ment and pushing on the clock is so generally favoured that there seems to be every prospect of its besoming law. There is nothing said about going to bed earlier, but tired Nature may be left to look after that. Corporations, including- Llandudno, are in favour of the proposal, and have passed official resolutions-- in support. A Colonel in the Territorial Army is eager for the reform because it would give the men more daylight in which to fire off their shots at the ranges. As at present arranged the men have to go straight from theirworkto the ranges, and then evening and twilight come before the firing has been concluded. The new Daylight Bill will bring about a new heaven and a new earth in many departments of life, for it seeks to compel early rising just on the days when it is easy and pleasant. The Daylight Bill is receiving blessings from all sections of the community. All that is needed to be done, after the Bill has become law, is to push on the clocks officially, and the nation receives the extra daylight Sim- plicity could no further go. What an amount of daylight, including energy and health, not unaccompanied by pleasure, the nation has lost simply because some- one did not think of the Daylight Bill before.
The Suffragettes are displaying a strange lack of knowledge of human nature. They expect to be allowed ta break up meetings, silence Liberal can- didates, annoy Ministers and supporters of the Government how and when they will, but they confess their annoyance and make strange allegations when their own little lesson of hooliganism is taken up and turned against Ihemselves. They surely should not complain against their own tactics, which they declare to have been so successful. Their obstruction has led to the making of "martyrs," and yet they object to others running the risks of martyrdom against their own cause. Wales has rapidly learnt the lesson of the Suffragettes and applied it with vigour. The result is that the Suffragettes are refused a hearing in Cardiff, Swansea, and Llanelly. A meet- ing for women only fares no better than an open gathering, for girls are as apt pupils as the boys and men in ringing r;1 r_l bells and drowning speakers. The Premier has expressed his sympathy with the votes for women movement, and Mr Lloyd George is, and has long been, a supporter of the reform, but the Suffragettes single them out for annoy- ance and interruption, whilst they leave alone Tory and Unionist speakers and candidates. The opposition of a section of the Suffragettes and their leaders to Liberalism and the party is now made clear, and they have themselves to thank for the disorderly meetings which have taken place in South Wales. There is no question of freedom of speech in South Wales, the disturbed meetings and the silencingof speakers on the Suffragette platforms are only a passing phase of the game of tit for tat, which is being turned on the opponents of Liberalism who fight under the banner of votes for women.
What is coming over the South Wales local administrative authorities ? Tenby has made itself famous for desiring to ex- clude representatives of the Press from its meetings, and is eager to retain powers of privacy and exclusiveness which are not good for any local ad- ministrative body to possess. Aberyst- wyth, on the otherhand, has distinguished itself in noisy gatherings, in which all the ordinary courtesies of debate have been thrown to the winds. Every topic raised forms a subject for noisy wrangles and personal recriminations, and other public bodies have provided scenes." The Bridgend Board of Guardians' meet- ing was described as a bear garden over a matter of raising the clerk's salary. At a previous meeting extraordinary allegations were made against a section of the members, accusing them of wasting public money in lavish grants of out-door relief. When the proposal for the increase of salary came up the tables were turned upon those who, whilst opposing out-relief to the poor readily supported an increase of salary, and the proceedings became up- roarious. One member asked whether the Board-room was to be made a bear garden, whilst a reverend member con- temptuously denounced the arguments of the other side as rotten." There were statements about being choked down," and accusations of persons who could never take a licking." The busi- ness was continued amidst a good deal of disorder." We live in strenuous times.
On Wednesday afternoon P.C.'s Andrew and Martin found a man in Salubrious-passage, Swansea, in a state of collapse, barely able to tell them that he had in misadventure drunk something from a bottle which must have been poison. He was taken to' the Guild flail and given an emetic, afterwards being conveyed to the hospital. His condition is not regarded as serious.
Natives Sharply Punished CA v ALRY CHARGE. Enemy Appeal for Mercy Nahakki, Monday.—On Sunday the British troops attacked and routed 3,000 Utman Khels, who lost 100 killed. The British casualties were slight.-Reuter. Hadd, Sunday.—To-day dawned with every prospect of a good fight. The Utman Khels, 3,000 in number, were strongly placed on our line of advance. Camp was struck at dawn, and soon the enemy were heard, strongly en- trenched in large numbers, drumming and shouting. Three hundred men of the 57th Rifles were despatched to a lofty hill on the right, entail- ing a long, arduous, and hot climb. to turn the enemy's left flank. The movement being suc- cessfully carriedout, the guns were directed on the central position, where the enemy were seen in large numbers behind sangars on the open plain. They opened fire on both flanks, our guns replying at 12.20. Our very first shot was successful, num- bers of the enemy being seen rushing away to safer cover, their swords gleaming in the sun- light. This evacuation turned a promising fight into a hurried retreat. Our guns heavily shelled the retreating enemy, while the 21st cavalry charged and scattered a party in the open, killing a score of them. Later five Ghozis, who were hiding in a small ruin until our advanced troops passed, open fire on the centre of our column. Their fire was unpleasantly hot until they were sur- rounded. Despite the short range they did little damage. The Utman Khels, who have never pre- viously been punished, lost 100 killed, Our losses were one native killed and nine wounded. The day's operations should have a quieting effect.—Press Association's Special Service. Merciless Punishment. The Times correspondent, in a graphic description of the fight, says that the enemy were found holding a succession of nullahs across the valley, with foot-hills on both flanks. At midday, when all. the dispositions were complete, the British advance began. The enemy at first appeared to disperse, but remained holding the nullahs, and about 3 p.m. we were heavily engaged. The advanced guards of the 53rd Sikhs, however, seized the heads of the nullahs, and the closing of the ac- count with the Utman Khel which dated from 1897 began. Never in a long experience of frontier war- fare, adds the correspondent, have I seen so many tribesmen simultaneously exposed to the merciless lash of shrapnel. Maxim, and maga- zine. They were whipped from, the nullahs to the hillside, and from the hillside to the crest. Incidentally, the 21st Cavalry caught a small posse in the open and sabred them.
ENEMY'S HEAVY LOSSES. Simla, Wednesday.—Before leaving the Am- bahar Mullah and the Utman Khel country General Willcocks destroyed the towns at Gum- bati, the Jirgah having failed to come in. The enemy's losses in the fighting at Kharga are admitted to have included 140 killed, four leading Maliks being among the dead. In consequence of this severe beating ad- ministered to the Utman Khel, Sir James Willcocks marched to the Nullah Killi un- molested, and there was no sniping of the camp on the,25th. The heat is intense, but the spirit of the troops is excellent, and the Army Bearer Corps is doing splendid work. All the wounded are improving.Reuter. Horrible Dust Storm. Nahakki, Wednesday.—A fearful dust storm raged at Nulla yesterday evening, lasting 12 hours. No shelter was obtainable, and officers and troops had a horrible experience. Dinner was impossible, and the beds were full of dirt and horrid insects. We escaped the fury of the storm at dawn, and were glad to proceed. General Sir James Willcocks and General Barrett, who joined yesterday, marched to Yakhdand, destroying towers en route, and then returned here. The tribes have either submitted and paid fines, or were considdered to have been amply punished.-Press Associa- tion Special Telegram.
MACBETH AT CARDIFF. The popularity of Shakespearean plays was again demonstrated on Thursday night by the attendance at the New Theatre,Cardiff,when Mr William Mollison and his excellent company produced Macbeth." The famous tragedy has so often been presented that one might have been excused the thought that the play would not equal as a draw some of the other items in Mr Mollison's repertoire, but Mr Wm. Mollison is perhaps seen at his best in the character of Macbeth. Hia elocutionary powers MissEVELYN McNAYas Lady Macbeth." I in the soliloquies were strikingly displayed. Miss Evelyn McN ay as Lady Macbeth was full of strength and suhtlety. Mr Wm. Calvert gave a fine impersonation of the part of Mac- duff. Mr Harold Neville appeared as Banquo, and Mr Henry Deas as Malcolm, proving capable and clfever exponents. The other members of the company also did their work well. The scenery and effects assisted to make the representation of the tragedy one of the finest ever witnessed in Cardiff.
REFUSED TO LIVE IN." Herbert John Hamm, a window cleaner, of Holton-road, Barrv, sued his former employer, Thomas Cooksley, for JE4 4s in lieu of notice at the local Police Court yestertlay. Mr T. Preece Prichard called plaintiff, who declared that because he refused to go and live in he was told on Mohday thatOie was not wanted. No notice was given him. Cross- examined by Mr J. A. Hughes,- plaintiff de- nied being guilty of any misconduct or neglect, and said he had come late because they used to give and take in the matter of time. Defendant declared that plaintiff had dis- charged himself. In reply to Mr Prichard, he said he did intend to discharge the man if he would not come to live in. After a lengthy hearing the magistrates made an order for the amount claimed with costs, a counter-claim for CA 4s damages for leaving without notice being withdrawn.
WILLING TO MARRY. At Newport yesterday D. Scannell, a young wharf labourer, living in Granville-street, was ordered to pay 3s a week for the support of the child of Maria Morgan. The latter, who is 18 years of age, said she had to go to the workhouse, where the child was born, and de- fendant had visited her there. He had also promised to marry her and had published the banns. Defendant did not appear in court and was unrepresented. Mr Griffiths, warrant officer for the guardians, said defendant had written to him saying that he was willing to marry complainant as soon as he got constant employment.
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r THE CLIFF MURDER. ACircumstantiaf Case. LIFEGUARDSMAN ON TRIAL. The Assize Court at Winchester was crowded on Thursday when John Francis McGuire was placed upon his trial for the murder of Emma Sheriff on the cliffs at Southbourne, near Bournemouth, on the 18th February last. The accused, who is 21, was formerly in the Life Guards. He had been on a visit to Miss Sheriff at Bosr.ombe, and after he was sup- posed to have left the girl mysteriously disap- peared, and her dead body was subsequently found on the Southbourne cliffs. McGuire, who was immediately arrested, alleged that he was in London on the night of the tragedy. The prisoner yesterday maintained the cool and self-possessed demeanour which characterised him throughout the preliminary proceedings at the Police Court and before the Coroner. He entered the dock with a military bearing, and in reply to the charge answered in a loud and firm voice Not guilty." One of the jurymen was challenged by the prisoner, and he left the box. Mr Justice Lawrance was the judge. Mr Radcliffe, K.C., and Mr Raymond Asquith (son of the Prime Minister) prosecuted on behalf of the Treasury. The accused was defended by Mr Hawke and Mr Alabaster. The trial aroused considerable excitement in Winchester and large bodies of police were on duty outside the court to keep back the rush of people who were anxious to gain admission. Mr Radcliffe, in opening the case for the prosecution, said the case was marked by some unusual and peculiar features. The body of the deceased, he explained, was discovered on a cliff 30 feet high and in a very lonely spot with a couple of handkerchiefs forced into her mouth. With the exception of one ring, she had not asingle portable article in her possession, not even a purse or a handbag, although she in- variably wore a fair amount of jewellery. Upon an examination of the body being made, it was found that the whole of the left side had been flattened in, causing considerable internal hemorrhage and shock, from which Miss Sher- iff died. These injuries could not have been self-inflicted they were probably caused by kicks or by pressing of the knee—more likely the latter—and at a time when the victini was in a recumbent position. The manner, in which the death was brought about was unusual, and counsel suggested that the woman must have heen inurdered hy someone who was on sufficiently friendly terms with her that they would both sit down on the bank or something of the kind. The deceased had absolutely no "man acquaintance except the accused. She was a frail, delicate, rather nervous little woman, precise in her habits" and neat in her appearance. Her regard for the prisoner was of a very affectionate char- acter, and their relations were those of at- tached brother and sister. Never from first to last had the couple had any titf or dispute. A CRUCIAL POINT. Counsel then related the circumstances of the prisoner's visit to the deceased, and quoted the letters which passed between them before he went to stay with the girl at Bo;;combe early in February. The correspondence showed that Miss Sheriff addressed the prisoner as My dear Sonny," that she expressed the hope it will be good to be happy once again, and signed herself, Your loving sister, Emmie." Mr Radcliffe expressed to the jury that at the time when the accused was visiting the deceased he must have been in great stress of money, as was shown by the transactions he was having at the time in pictures, and it was obvious that he must. get money somehow or from somewhere. He next drew attention to what happened on the 18th of February, which was the crucial day in connection with the murder. The question was where Macguire was that day. It was clear that he was in London that afternoon, for at 2 o'clock he gave a shoeblack named Wingrove, outside Victoria Station, London, two letters to post. He was also at his lodgings at midnight at Piinlico, London, on that date, and the question was where was lw in the meantime. The prosecution alleged that he left London probably by the 10 past 4 train from Waterloo, that he corn- mitted the murder and returned to London bv the train from Christchurch at 10 minutes to. 9. Soon after 8 o'clock that night he was seen in the neighbourhood of the murder. A conductor of a tramcar had picked him out as the man he believed to have ridden on the car that evening. He was also positively seen by a Mrs Nutter-Scott in the tramcar that evening going in the direction of Christchurch. This lady noticed that he got into the ear breathless, that he was nervous, and was biting his,lips. The prosecution urged that these persons were witnesses of truth, that their testimony must be accepted, and if this were so there was the clearest evidence to support the theory of the prosecution that the prisoner left London in the afternoon, committed the murder, and then returned to town. The time of the arrival and departure of the trains would leave the accused a little over an hour to meet Miss Sheriff and commit the deed. It was true that there was no 1 evidence to show that accused left Christchurch that night, but it Was probable he went over the bridge, and jumped over the railings and caught the London train. The letters were given to Wingrove to post as part of a blind to cover up prisoner's tracks and to make be- lieve that it was impossible for him to have been in Bournemouth that evening, as he must have been in London. There were also certain letters found on the accused when Arrested. Counsel pointed out as an extraordinary peculiarity that the jewellery which the de- ceased invariably wore should have been truss- ing when the body was found, and that after- wards it should have been discovered in various places in Miss Sheriff's dwelling, but not where she was in the habit of keeping it. The only pei-son who had an opportunity of getting this jewellery, and a motive for putting it back, was the prisoner. Counsel's opening statement occupied nearly two hours. Overcome by Heat. The hot rays of the sun were very trying to the constables on duty outside the court. During the luncheon interval one of the men was affected apparently with sunstroke, and, falling against a wall sustained a nasty scalp wound. Upon the Court resuming, evidence was given by P.C. Ayres, of Boscombe, who des- cribed the condition of Miss Sheriff's clothes when he made the examination. The officer was being examined with the view of showing that it was a case of outrage when he fainted in the witness-box. Water was given to him, and in the course of a few moments he recovered and continued his evi- dence. He said that it was the fact that an- other lady was missed at this spot a day after Miss Sheriff's body was found. Her hat was found, but the body had not been recovered. Evidence was given by Dr. Simmons, a local practitioner, who stated that the deceased had been subjected to very serious injuries, and death was caused by shock. Counsel Was there any sign of outrage or of attempted outrage ? Witness No. none whatever. Dr. Pepper, the Home Office expert, said death was caused by shock and hemorrhage, which had been produced by violence. The injury was not self-inflicted, and could not have been caused by accident. It was prob ably due to injury caused by the knees. He thought the body was dragged some distance. The case was adjourned. The trial of John France McGuire for the murder of Miss Sheriff was resumed at Win- chester yesterday, before Mr Justice Law- rence. A cordon of police was drawn up out- side the Assize hall to keep back the large crowds which sought admission. The prisoner entered the dock in an unconcerned manner. He glanced cheerfully round the court, and then sat down to listen to the evidence. The first witness to enter the box was Miss Lily Hatchjwho is in servient Boscombe, and was a great friend of the deceased. She stated that she saw Miss Sheriff on Monday evening, February 7th. She made a statement, and appeared very worried. The witness did not, however, give reasons for the deceased's worry to the jury, as it was not admissible from the legal point of view. Witness said she saw Miss Sheriff again the next morning, and that night she left her home for the last time. Miss Hatch related seeing prisoner at Bournemouth the day after deceased was missed. There was nothing unusual in his demeanour. In the course of conversation he said he slept at the Salisbury Hotel, Boscombe, on the Monday night, and didn't see Emma on the Tuesday. The witness told the Corrt that deceased generally wore jewellery, and she thought it improbable that she would have gone out on the fatal night without wearing the trinkets to which she was accustomed. Miss Royce, another intimate acquaintance of deceased, also told the jury that Miss Sheriff was in the habit of wearing a gold watch and chain. She was a very precise girl, and also put her jewellery into. the proper jewellery boxes. She told how excited she and the other acquaintances of the deceased were when it was discovered on the Wednesday that the girl was missing. The prisoner arrived at the girl's lodgings that afternoon, and expressed surprise that she was missing, and at once went round to the police station and the hospital to make en- quiries about her. The -witness had known Miss Sheriff for some .years, but had never known her have anything to do with any man except McGuire. She was very unsociable as regarded men. After Miss Sheriff was missing witness was with Mrs McGuire, the mother of prisoner,, deceased's lodgings in Palmerston-road, Bos- combe, when Mrs McGuire handed her letters which, she stated, wore of no importance. The witness burnt them. In cross examination Miss Royce said the letters were given her by Mrs McGuire quite openly. Witness did not know by whom they were written, but she was at liberty to have looked at the letters if she had thought pro- per, there was no secret about them. Miss Sheriff invariably wore a brooch or something. She was aware that one of the brooches was still missing. Detective-Sergeant Smith, of the Metropoli- tan police, deposed to what happened when he arrested the accused at his lodgings in Den- bigh-street, Pimlico, on Friday, February 21st. Witness told prisoner that he was arresting him on suspicion of having caused the death of Miss Sheriff. McGuire replied," I heard about it to-day. A friend wired me from ] Boscombe and I saw it in this afternoon's papers. 1 have just come hack from Cannon street. I last saw her on Monday, and left her ) in Palmerston-road after we had been for a walk. She is more like a sister to me. I left Bournemouth on Monday evening and have not been back since. I should like to write to my young lady at Rochester." When at the police station witness searched the accused. He- found on him 31d and some pawn tickets. On searching McGuire's lodg- ings the same night witness came across a large number of documents and some evening newspapers. Answering Mr Hawke, for the defence, Smith said he was quite sure the prisoner stated he had not been back to Bournemouth since he left on the Monday. My Hawke: I suppose you know as a matter of fact that he was in Bournemouth on the Wednesday and left his name and address with the police. Witness said he believed that was so, but it was not within his personal knowledge. Detective West, of the Bournemouth Police, told the Court that at McGuire's lodgings he discovered about 50 pawntickets and con- tracts, which since October 31st showed a face value of a little over JE70. At the station he was formally charged, and was told by West that it had come to his knowledge that prisoner was at Bournemouth on the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the week of the murder. McGuire made no reply. The prisoner was then taken to Bournemouth and charged again. He did not reply. In the prisoner's possession there were found a couple of letters dated from Denbigh- street on the previous Monday night. They were sealed but not etamped. One was to Miss Sheriff, and stated" I have arrived quite safely hope you and mother enjoyed yourselves this afternoon. Give mother my love. I shall be looking for a letter from you, dear. No more from your loving brother Frank." The other letter was to his mother, saying that he had arrived all right and expressing the hope that she would continue to improve in health. Mr Hawke, in the course of a very brief cross examination, elicited from wit- ness that none of the pawntickets related to Miss Sheriff's jewellery. Evidence was next given by the police, show ing that the jewellery which was at first miss- ing, was found in Miss Sheriff's lodgings a few days after the murder. Some was in the sitting- room and some in the bedroom, which in the meantime had been used by Mrs McGuirs and Miss Royce, and was formerly occupied by prisoner. A portion of the jewellery was found in a box under a bed, and there were also 16s in money there. The lost key of Miss Sheriff's bedroom was also found lying on the floor of this bedroom about a week after the date of the tragedy. It was also stated by the police that a de- scription was given to them of an unkempt man who was found suspiciously lounging about Southbourne on the Sunday after the murder. Enquiries had been made, nut no such dangerous-looking individual had been brought to their notice. FATHER OF McGUIRE'S SWEETHEART. Henry Hayman, a Rochester picture-dealer, who became acquainted with accused a couple of years ago, then gave evidence. He said McGuire was formerly engaged to his daughter. That lady had missed a couple of her brace- lets, and prisoner wrote her that he had taken them as a surprise to have her name engraved on them. Subsequently, however, they were faund pledged in London.
Church Commission. A VEIN OF PLEASANTRY. WESTMINSTER, Thursday. Is co-operation in religious matters really possible between Anglicans and Nonconfor- mists in Wales to-dayWe heard this question discu^ed from many points of view this morn- ing, and Mr D. M. Richards, of Aberdare, who was in the chair, very fairly and lucidly de- scribed the Nonconformist attitude. The question was introduced by the Lord Justice, and from some remarks which he dropped it is anticipated the chairman in his report will suggest, as one way of promoting such co-operation, the abolition of the legal barriers which now prevent a clergyman of the Established Church from appearing in a Non- conformist pulpit, This, however, would be merely playing with the difficulty that exists, In the Principality the objection, as the wit- ness emphasised, is to the Establishment. Towards the Church of England as a spiritual force Nonconformists entertain the heartiest goodwill. The Archdeacon is slow to believe this, a.nd he led "us to infer that Wehh clergymen re- ^ardi-he opposition of Free Churchmen to a State Church as an attack upon the clergy. The witness, amidst some laughter, clinched matters by inviting the Archdeacon to occupy the pulpit at the Congregational Church in Aberdare of which he is a deacon, and the Archdeacon asked whether, if he did so, he would be allowed to don his surplice and ob- serve the Church of England ritual. Well, that would be a strange sort of service to some jf us," responded tne witness, who a little sarlier bad sagely remarked, It takes two to co-operate." 1 There must be give and take, and co-opera- fcion does not coi^aist, as Anglican leaders seem to think, in the fulfilment of an ancient prophecy of the bees returning to the hive. The onus of co-operation, declared the Rev. Morgan Gibbon, lies with the Church of Eng- land. And then the subject was dropped. After many delays and difficulties the Con- gregationalists' evidence is now nearly com- j pleted. The Rev. Eynon Lewis, who to-day < gave the official statistics, is the third witness J who has appeared on behalf of that denomina- tion, and in the case of all three the proofs offered were materially cut down by the chair- ] man. Mr Lewis, for instance, to-day offered statistics relating to the Welsh churches of the denomination in England, but these being clearly outside the terms of reference were rejected. Unlike all other religious bodies, the Congre- Rationalists have submitted statistics for 1306, the reason given to-day being that the schedules for 1905, the year oelected by the Commission, are not available. At first sight it would seem that the Congregationalists would reap an advantage by taking this course, for their figures would behefi from the normal annual increase but the probability is, having regard to the reaction following the revival, that the Congregationalists will lose more than they will gain by not adhering to the original year. The Congregationalists appear to have ex- perienced quite exceptional difficulties in com- piling their figures, and they were to-day sub- jected to some severe tests. On the whole, however, the conclusion come 1 to is that the figures submitted very fairly represent the position of the Congregational churches in the country. Mr D. A. Thomas, M.P., spent some hours at the inquiry to-day, being specially interested in the evidence of the Aberdare witness.
CARDIFF PUBLIC WORKS. The Battle of the Bridge. Cardiff Public WorksCommittee onThursday decided, subject to the Council adopting the suggestion of the Finance Committee, that Mr Harpur should prrceed with the plans for the new Monthermer-road Bridge with all speed. The mover, Councillor Morgan Thomas, understood that, as far as Lord Bute was concerned, the matter was closed. Councillor Chappell: 1 am sure that the people of Cardiff would not think that it was corrupt, in view of the General Election, for the Sute to do what is morally rhht, even if not legally binding—that is to support the committee. Councillor Mander (presiding) I rule Councillor Chappell: Why should he go scot free ? Councillor Mander Are you coming in the chair, or am I to be chairman ? Councillor Chappell Here's a man going to get Councillor Mander made vigorous uae of his hammer in the endeavour to call Councillor Chappell to order, and was eventually success- ful. It will be remembered that at the last meet- ing of the Finance Committee a communica- tion was received from Lord Bute declining to give the Corporation any financial assistance in carrying out the improvement. The Finance Committee recommended that the work be proceeded with, and this is subject to confir- mation by the Council. Broadway Improvement. It was reported to the Committee that the relaying of Broadway from Clifton- street to Fox-street would cost £4,847. The Chairman, asking the opinion of the Committee as to whether the work should be let out by contract or executed by the (Corporation, said that when the latter carried out the Clifton-street improvements a memorial was received from the tradesmen in that thoroughfare thanking the department for the expeditious way in which the work had been done. It was pointed out that considera- tion had been given to shopkeepers' wishes. It was decided to adopt the report of the Sub- Committee recommending that Mr Harpur (City Engineer) carry out the work, the actual asphalting being done by a French firm.
SATAN REBUKING SIN, St. Petersburg, Friday.—Commenting on King Edward's impending visit, the Russ- kveznamya," the chief organ of the Union of Russian People, says that the traditional enemy of Russian people is sending its Monarch to Russia in order to secure a rearguard for India, where warlike tribes, headed by Afghanistan, are struggling for liberty against the oppression and exploitation of England. The journal repudiates the idea of any kind of alliance with Great Britain, which it describes as a deceiver and abuser of confidence, using the simpletons among the nations as lemons to squeeze and discard.— Reuter.
WITHOUTTA LICENCE. AtCardiff yesterdaylAugusto Borinetti, aBute- street boarding-house keeper, whose case was remanded a fortnight ago, was ordered by the Stipendiary to pay £20 and costs for selling intoxicants without a licence. Mr Geo. David, who defended Borinetti, called an Italian as a witness, but the Stipendiary said that he was satisfied that the defendant was guilty. ¡ Inspector Ben Davies gave evidence in the case at the previous hearing.
IIj. mil.. — — Hyne the Bigamist. SEQUEL TO SENSATIONAL CASE. At Bristol Police Court on Thursday W. Gur- ney Winter, 8, Argyle Mansions, Cricklewood, L. E. Sayer, Holmsley Crescent-road, New Barnet, and Claud Taylor, editor of the Weekly Dispatch." were charged with con- spiracy to pervert the course of law and justice in connection with the trial of Arthur Hyne, who is now undergoing a sentence of seven years, for bigamy, running concurrently with five years for matrimonial frauds. Mr B. R. Vachell prosecuted on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Muir represented Taylor. and Mr James defended Winter. Mr Vachell referred to various articles pub- lished in the Weekly Dispatch contempo- rarily with the record of the Police Court proceedings against Hyne, who was arrested in November and charged with fraud. He ab- sconded and was rearrested in January, being brought before Sir George White on the 17th, and again on the 21st, when very short state- ments were made by the prosecuting solicitor. On January 19th the Dispatch published articles with big headlines —" Charge of mar- riage frauds. Remarkable accusations against a mysterious dentist. No triflers wanted." A good deal of the story was given in the paper before the evidence in court, and the people responsible for the paper seemed, as early as January 19th. to have placed the case in the category of what was called matrimonial frauds. In the same issue appeared an article entitled the Modern Blue Beard," and refer- ring to the notorious bigamist Wltzhoff. Mr Vachell said that Winter, who was a solicitor, telegraphed to Hyne stating that he had been instructed to defend him, but it had never transpired from whom his instructions came. If the editor of the paper were not too scrupulous, by engaging a solicitor, he could obtain copy, even if it was not to the advantage of the defence. Mr Muir stated that Winter was never, directly or indirectly, connected with the paper. Mr Vachell referred to other articles which appeared whilst the case was in pro- gress, speaking particularly of one at the time of the trial, headed Notorious bigamist committed for trial." There was no evidence to justify that. Mr Vachell also alleged tbatRayer,who was a casual journalist, obtained admission to the prison as Winter's clerk, and had access to the prison and every- body concerned. Mrs Hyne (or Westen) entrusted photo- graphs and letters of Hyne to Winter to realise money, but on the understanding that they were not to be used until after the trial, but the photographs appeared in the Dispatch before. When taxed on the subject Winter and Sayer denied it. Mrs Hyne also pawned a ring, which Sayer redeemed to sell to raise money for the defence. He told her that the ring was not worth more than it was pawned for. Mrs Westen had been unable to recover the ring or obtain any further advances. Mr Holmes Gore, Magistrates' Clerk, gave evidence as to the police court history of the Hyne case. Mr Tyrrell, trom the Bristol Town Clerk's office, also gave evidence, saying that Winter introduced Sayer to him as managing clerk. At one hearing Winter complained that prisoner had been prejudiced by the extraor- dinary statements made by the London and provincial press. Mr James asked why his client was charged with conspiracy on January 19th, when he was not at court between November and January 24th. Mr James expressed a desire to have one of Mr Tyrrell's replies entered, but the clerk said it was not evidence. Mr Winter They never will take down any- thing in my favour in this court. Witness said one article appeared in the Dispatch before Winter came to the court. Permission was granted Winter to examine in place of Mr James. A telegraph official produced the original tele- grams sent by Winter to Hyne at Horfield Gaol, and also sent to Sayer from the Leices- ter-square branch, demanding the return of the ring to Alice Bell, failing which proceedings were threatened. Winter denied all knowledge of a third telegram. The head warder at Horfield said Winter in- troduced Sayer as managing clerk. He pro- duced the record of their visits. Evidence was given of Winters and Savers' visits to Horfield Gaol, and an officer from the Sheriff's Court, Aberdeen, produced a docu- ment of the Court sfeowihg a claim by a woman named Peters or King against Lewis blater, alias Hyne, alias Leader, alias Westen. Witness was shown a statement of the case quoted by the" Dispatch," and said reporters would have access to such statements written by pursuer through solicitors. The case was then adjourned. Mr Winter, at the outset yesterday, said his solicitor, Mr James, was unable to represent him owing to important business in London. He claimed the Court's indulgence for his un- enviable position of having to conduct his own rase, and having a fool for his client. He also applied for a statement as to how he was charged with conspiracy, claiming that he had had no connection with Taylor. The Magistrate (Major Rulnsey) overruled the application. One of Hyne's Wives. The first witness was Alice Esther Maria Westen, who married Hyne at Manchester in L905. She was attractively dressed in a pretty biscuit-coloured costume, with hat to match. She stated after Hyne absconded in November 3he subsequently rejoined him at Aberdeen, md on his rearrest followed him to Bristol. On January 25th Winter and Sayer called on her it Bristol. Winter said he was instructed bo defend her husband by a friend nf hers, but she had never been able to find out who the friend was. He introduced Sayer M his clerk who took full notes at the interview. Winter asked if she had any photos of herself or husband and family, and subse- quently she handed some over. Winter sug- gested they should be published, expressing the opinion that each might realise £2. She stipulated they should not be published until after the trial and they agreed. She identified the photos in the Weekly Dispatch and also the originals. After their publication she taxed Sayer, who said London reporters had worried him for news, and know- ing she was in want of money parted with the photos. He referred her to Winter for the money realised. The solicitor said We can't go into those details now." She saw an article headed Notorious poly- gamist committed for trial," and Sayer said he did not know how it got in the paper. She suggested proceeding against newspapers, but no actions were taken. Wrote His Life-Story. At Horfield Prison her husband wrote his life-story. Winter objected to evidence concerning the articles which appeared after the trial, basing the objection on the prosecuting counsel's own words in the opening statement that after the sentence the Press were free to comment. The objection was overruled. Mrs Weston also told how she became warned that Sayer was a reporter. When taxed by her with being a newspaper representative, i e laughed and told her not to talk rubbish. Winter told her he would give her money for the photographs and the matter in a lump sum, suggesting it would^amount to £100. Evi- dence was then taken from Mrs Westen regard- ing the diamond ring pawned by her in Bristol in November. It was intimated that this portion of the evidence did not concern Taylor. The ring was pawned in November. She wished for money on it, but didn't care to go to the pawnbroker's. Winter said the clerk could go for it. They called for the ticket, but she, having been told they were reporters, didn't, care to part with^the ticket. Then Winter suggested slie should sell her furs to pay for the defence of'her husband. She said, No I may have to sell them later on when my babies are hungry." Winter pressed her to get the money for the defence, and she subsequently handed the ticket to Sayer. De- spite her requests, she had been unable to re- cover the ticket from Sayer or obtain extra money. A budget of correspondence was produced, and in one letter Winter wrote to witness :— I have never received any of your money or property whatever, neither have I had any dealing in the matter with the Weekly Despatch.' Witness gave evidence of a visit by her to the Dispatch Office. She saw Taylor, who said that Sayer was not on the permanent staff. Taylor also said Sayer offered him news on the Hyne case and also asked for an advance, which was refused. Sayer subse- quently brought the news, and was paid. Taylor refused to divulge the price. She saw Sayer at his house and asked for money for the story. He said no money was due, and said he had not sold it. She sug- gested that he should accompany her to Tay- lor. Sayer said he could not Taylor had only given him his fare. She also asked him for the ticket of the ring, and Sayer said he had redeemed the rign, but Winter pawned it again in London. She had interviews with Sayer and Taylor.
FTRETTCARDIFF. Thousands of Sacks Alight. The Cardiff Fire Briga.de went out on Thurs- day night in charge of Superintendent Geen to a fire at Leckwith-road. A telephone message was received at the Central Station from Mr David Humphries, of 4, St. John's- crescent, at 10.35, stating that some stables at the back of Church road were alight. The hose cart from the Canton station was des- patched, and the tender with the brigade from the Central Station also proceeded at once to the fire. They found a loft above the stable, used as a warehouse and containing about 10,000 empty sacks, was well alight. Half the sacks were ablaze. As the fire was being ex- tinguished the sacks were removed to the road below. The roof was slightly damaged by the fire, and also a quantity of basket covers. Four horses were in the stables at the time of the outbreak, but they were removed to a stable close by. The fire was confined to the loft, and the loss is estimated at about £60, against which the owner is not insured. Frederick Field, a son of the occupier, Mr Job Field, was at the stables feeding the horses at 10 p.m., but did not go into the loft, and could not say how the fire was caused. Three women had beenworkingwith the sacks during I the day, and when they left at 7 o'clock everything was apparently safe.
SECOND EDITION; Dressed Like a Nurse. j CARDIFF WOMAN'S FRAUDS. A bold scheme for getting- money was folded at the Newport Police Court vesterda., when Margaret Burns,.aliasDaviesand Barnet Sandown-place, Cardiff, about 30 years of age. and dressed like a nurse, was charged with taining by false pretences small sums ofmone1 from various people in the neighbourhood.. Mr Lyndon Cooper, who prosecuted, saI these offences had been carried on pretty ø. tensively, and it had been a difficult matter to bring them home to prisoner. Prisoner nolf leaded guilty. The wav itwaS done was explained by SeliD* Tyler, Milner-street, who kept a shop. Pri3' oner visited her and represented herself canvasser for Messrs A. and G. Taylor, phOto; graphers, and told complainant her name h8l' been selected by this firm from the register and they decided, for the sake of advertisiCe their business, to confer a boon upon het. This consisted of a fine mirror worth 35s, 0lj condition that she paid 5s. The woman h3** no doubt of the bona fides of the offer, a»d pawned her boots and handed over the 5s. Evidence was also given by other cotØ. plainants, in which the trick played waS similar. Detective-sergeant Tanner made the arrest* an d prisoner then told him she had obtained 30s in Newport. He also found a receipt boo* with the names and addresses of 29 people 111 various towns in the Valleys. The brother of the prisoner, a Newport roan. said prisoner had been a schoolmistress. She had married a Barry tradesman, who sold Up f his business and went to South Africa, and It was beheved he had since died. It was tb6 first time she bad been in a court, she had children in Cardiff, and she had travelled for tea company in Cardiff in order to support het" self and children. The Bench said they would give defendant chance, and fined her 30s. The brother the fine.
Licensing Reform. GREAT DEMONSTRATION IN CARDIFF. ARRANGING THFPRELIMJNARIES. In the Cory Halt on Thursday a meeting '*paS held to further the holding of a demonstration in favour of the Licensing Bi'V Saturday, June 20th, is the date fixed, all the idea is to secure representation of everf temperance society, and of all associa.tionS that sympathise with the reform propsaJ9 embodied in the Bill. Mr F. W. Brett presided and Mr L. Page is enl rusted with the secre. tarial work. In addition to Bands of Hope, Church of England and other societies, Good Templars, Sons of Temperance, Rechabifc and kindred organisations, the Y.M.C.A., Wesley Guilds, etc., will be invited to join. and also the British Women's and othet associations. A procession will be formed in Westgate-street, to march via St. Mary-street and Queen-street to Cathays Park, where froJil several platforms the crowd will be addressed. The co-operation of several M.P.'s hashed already secured, but this part of the work is as yet only in a preliminary stage. It was decided to ask Councillor C. F. Sanders to a.oIí as chief marshal"
BORIC ACID IN SKIM MILK. TECHNICAL OFFENCE AT CARDIFF. On March 11th William James Cox, dairy* man, of 47, City-road, was summoned by Strange, food and drugs inspector, at Cardiff for selling skim milk not of the nature, sub' stance, and quality demanded, it being adul* terated with 0'016 per cent. of boric acid. Ensor (town clerk's office) appeared to prose* cute, and Mr G. F. Forsdike defended. E^i* dence had already been taken, the case £ been adjourned pending the decision in a Court case. The Stipendiary now stated that, he under a misapprehension when he adjourned the case, because here there was an absolute prohibition of boric acid, and the case upon which there wat an appeal in the High Court was under Section 5. Mr Forsdike pointed out that the milk carOf from Somerset, and had been in defendant's possession less than two hours when the inspeC' tor took the sample. Skim milk was used fc* baking purposes. Where a man gave notice to purchasers that preservatives were in the milfc the Board of Agriculture had laid down regulr tions allowing one in 40 grains per gallon. pre- suming the defendant had given the notice re* quired, then his percentage would be less one quarter of what the Board of Agriculture L paid gould be put in. This was the first Coux~bad been ch»rfc§d, aqtd only got tiM* skim milk to oblige a customer. The Stipendiary said something had beeØ done which the statute prohibited, and al" though the conviction did not reflect on th6 defendant as to his commercial honesty, bØ must remember that the public must be pr°* tected, and if the public asked for a pure article they must have it. Defendant was fined £2 and costs. The charge against Edith Blanchford, who sold tW milk to the inspector, was withdrawn.
SALVATION ARMY INDICTED. Some Strong Allegations. Some exceptionally strong statements were made yesterday at Caxton Hall, WTest* minster, regarding the Conduct of SalvatioO Army joinery works in London. The occasion was a meeting called by the London District Committee of the Amalgamated Society 0 Carpenters and Joiners to protest against alleged sweating which takes place there. Mr Will Thorne, M.P., who wired regretting inability to preside, said, Hope SalvatioØ Army will soon be wiped out and all such sweating organisations." Mr G. Kebbell, a London solicitor, William Booth is simply and purely a trad" ing philanthropist, and on a colossal scale." Mr S. Stennett, secretary of the Carpenters and J oiners' Society, quoted many figures to show that men employed by the Army were paid sweated wages, and asked if there waf any valid reason why the Salvation Arrcif should ask a man because he was destitute to make for 2s that which any other buildef would have- to pay 10s for. It was simply scandalous that the Army should recruit froC* poor individuals on the Embankment, find out their capacity for work, and then rob and sweat them. He would give the Army credit that when they worked men overtime they paid time and a quarter—they credited the men with 3d an hour! (Laughter.) Tha.t. was not all. Three weeks before and two weeks after the Salvation Army self-denia" week the men did not receive a penny piece. (Shame.) A resolution denouncing the threefold system of sweating, truck payment, and underselling practised by the Salvation Army at Hanburf" street joinery works, calling for its immediate abolition, and demanding fall and public inquiry into the conduct of the ifistitution, W*3 adopted, and it was decided to hold an opeD air demonstration on the subject.
CHARGE OF CRUELTY, Stipendiary and Expert. At Cardiff on Thursday Eli Cousin^* Dalton-street, Cathays, was summoned fof working a horse in an unfit state on the 11th inst. Mr Geo. David defended- Inspector John Barrack, N.S.P.C.A., saiy defendant's horse had ringbone and sxu* fered much pain when working on the road- For the defence Mr David called Wm. EvaO^» veterinary surgeon, who said the horse wgj3 absolutely free from ringbone, ^nd was quite fit for the work to which it was pat. It did nO suffer any pain, and there was no lamenesSj The Stipendiary, after examining the outside the court, said that with the greateS* respect for the opinion of Mr Evans he come to the conclusion that the horse did suffef pain when worked < n a hard road, and therB was distinct lameness in both front legs, was not satisfied, however, that defendant haxi knowledge of this, and the case would there* fore be dismissed. Robert Earl, Station-road, Llandaff Kortb. was fined 10s and costs for causing a horse to be worKed in an unfit state on Whitchurch* road, and Fred Gosling, driver, 138, Broadway* Cardiff. Is and costs for working the horse* Inspector Barrack, N.S.P.C.A.. gave evidence- Edmund John Moore, the Canton Bric» Works, summoned by Inspector Barrack for causing a horse to be worked in an unfit state. promised to have it slaughtered. The case d adjourned for a week. Mr G. F. Forsdike wø8 for the defendant.
DEATH OF MR L G. MOUCHEL. We regret to announce the death of Mr L. Mouchel, who passed away on Thursday 2V Cherbourg. The deceased gentleman was well-known figure in South Wales commerclS- circles, and his business ability, straightfof" wardness, bonhommie, and unvarying courtesy had endeared him to a numerous circle oI friends. He formerly resided at Briton Ferry' where he officiated as French consular for Briton Ferry, Neath, and Port Talbot. JJ? was educated as a civil engineer, and himself to commerce, subsequently South Wales manager for La Societe Commet" ciale d'Affretements et de Commission. aø relinquishing this position he started the Ca1" diff Washed Coal, Coke, and Patent Fuel CO, at Briton Ferry. Of recent years he held tbe agency in Great Britain for the Ferro-Concrete Co.,and many large and buildings have been constructed under bl! supervision. •
Mixed bathing is more popular than eV^ and ladies prefer to have gentlemen w' them for protection," said a bathing van Vv°. prietor in applying to the Rhyl Council f°r licence for vans oil Rhyl sands.