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More Hidden Treasure. ^CARDIFF fREE LIBRARY A DUMPING GROUND. ?^?ay,f'eninS's meeting of the Cardiff ^Hmittee some amusing di9cus- fTv' u ? Warding the latest phase of ^en treasure scheme. The matter 5 arose over a Report from the librarian (Mr J. Bauinger), wlu»' sifted that a weekly paper ■nad made use of th\ Reference Library (in Common with eight or nine other reference libraries) for the purpose of concealing half of jo. £ 50 note in connection with a hidden treasure scheme, the ke) to which was found tja a story running in th# particular publica- Hion. In consequence of the mob of people," the |*eport continued, who svarmed into the Reference Library, and pulled about the books i to the open book cases, the librarian had been to remove certain fcets of books the open shelves." 'k -Mr Ballinger added that he hat received a from Sheffield asking him tc look in a pertain volume, send the half of the$50 note to Pe found there to the address on the top of the letter, and promising him JE20 as reward. A previously he had received a similar "^quest, but that time only £ 5 was offere|. Councillor Walter Thomas As a matter of F^ct the half note was found in one of our volumes in the Reference Library. Councillor Good: What is the object ? Mr Ballinger I have no idea. j It was pointed out that it was an advertising odgo. Councillor Thompson Is it not against our •tiles? The Chairman said he did not see how the ~J>te could be removed from the possession of *he committee. Mr Ballinger said that the clue was given in certain publication, and the same thing was being done in ten different libraries in the Country. Air R. W. Atkinson: If it was in our •Assession it is robbery to take it away. 4 Mr Ballinger said that the scheme appeared be on all fours with the hidden treasure *usance a few years ago, when the head instable had to interfere. He took it that if f^ything of the kind occurred again it would their duty to protect their property. (Hear, *tear.) f. In further discussion it was suggested to | boycott all the publications of the offending but nothing was decided as to this. Mr Ballinger said that the raid took place previous Tuesday evening. He also J^d that the clues given referred to proceedings of the Royal Agri- cultural Society, in which the half note stated to have been bidden, a clue °*ing given to the volume and the page. It stated that one had to sit in the chair Joeing the clock and stretch out the hand to J*>uch the book. Cardiff was not mentioned, Put a town in which a young nobleman was interested in docks." (Laughter^) The Librarian added that the books were J^moved immediately the matter came to his knowledge. Mr Evan Owen Someone did find it ? Mr Ballinger I presume so. Some of those *ho were unsuccessful were very impudent to J&e, and everybody who did not find it thinks "hat we have done so. (Laughter.) I The matter then dropped without any reso- ■fction being passed.
NEWPORT STREET SCENE. Head Constable Intervenes. During the past week a Unitarian Mission ^&n has been stationed in Baneswell, Newport, Miere open-air services have been conducted **ightly. Disorderly scenes have followed the addresses when question time arrived. One evening a Christian," who had argued heatedly with the lecturer, so far lost his tem- ))el' as to call the lecturer a liar Last 'eight's proceedings proved the worst and the jfceeting finished abruptly, the lecturer shout- "Jg out above the babel, this meeting will be mpinc fn of t,hi.. man Williams." A noisy outburst followed this Announcement and then the Doxology was Ou-ng. Two young men had been the promi* tlent disturbers and these, as they left the Meeting, were followed by a large mob and two ]?r three policemen. The Chief Constable (Mr A. J. Sinclair) was present and insisted on crowd being dispersed, and afterwards ex- pressed his desire to the promoters of the Mission that it might cease owing to the un- %ernlv conduct of a section of the crowd. A remarking to tbe father of the young men that his sons were the cause of all the trouble, he replied I am not ashamed of that. I JJn pleased they have the strength to raise this opposition. When questions are invited It all that the lecturer can expect." Quite ■^alf-a-dozen policemen were necessary to dis- perse the crowd.
MRS THAW. Divorce Suit Discontinued. ,,New York, Tuesday.—Proceedings in Mrs Thaw's petition for divorce from her *^band, Mr Harry K. Thaw, have been dis- continued at the request of her counsel. Mrs Thaw's counsel explained to the Court %at his client thought she had a right to recompense for the sacrifice she had J&ade on her husband's behalf, but intimated that another step was contemplated instead a divorce suit.—Reuter.
^Hlchard Bromage, living at Harconrt-place, ^hvmney, was accidentally killed on Tues- Jjay whilst following his employment at the Colliery, belonging to the Rhymney I ^°»1 Company.
MEETINGS AT CARDIFF, NEWPORT AND BARRY. SPEECHES BVlrtR H. J. WILSON. A Drastic Proposal.. Addressing a meeting of seamen outside the Cardiff Shipping Office on Tuesday, Mr Have- lock Wilson, M.P., said that before British owners complained of British seamen they should give them better treatment on board their vessels. If vessels were sent to sea with- out sufficient or wholesome food, it was not the captain that should be fined, but the ship- owner. He instanced one or two cases where rancid butter was served out to the men, and where their quarters were full of vermin. The owners of those boats, he declared, were the kind of men that were agitating for the em- ployment of Chinamen on board of British ships. He had no doubt that the Chinaman could work more hours and take a less quan- tity of food than the Britisher, but when it knew the facts the nation would not tolerate such unnatural competition. British seamen, he admitted, were not blameless, and he intended asking the Board of Trade to is3ue a notice that every man who failed to join his ship should have his ticket suspended for one month for the first offence, two months for the second, and three months for the third offence, and that for any further offence he should be deprived of his ticket permanentlv.
A STRAIGHT TALK AT NEWPORT. Mr Havelock Wilson, M.P., addressed a meeting of seamen at Newport on Tuesday. Mr J. Twomey, who presided, said the need in which sailors stood fqtr a new manning scale was evident. In 1861 the British tonnage was 3,336,935 and the men employed 141,137 in 1870 the tonnage was 5,500,000 and men 218.000. The increase here between men and tonnage was proportionate. In 1901, however, the tonnage was 10,554,000 and men employed only 257,000. It was for the men to organise and support their leaders, so that a new man- ning scale could be obtained. (Applause.) Mr Wilson said he had come amongst them with an important mission. Everv Chinaman brought to this country, he told them, was a man less employed here. It was an inter- national question and needed tackling at once. When he arrived at Cardiff that morning he thought he had arrived at Hong Kong, for every second man he met in Bnte-street was a Chinaman. Many shipowners were as much against the employment of Chinamen as the Union were. The shipowners who believed in yellow labour were those who never believed in paying decent wages. He believed a good many shipowners were beginning to realise that it was to the Union and not the Federa- tion they must look for the supply of good sailors. (Applause.) But of all the enemies of the British sailor the worst was the man who cashed his advance note and failed to join his ship. He (Mr Wilson) was sponsible for the clause in the new Act wht. these men could be sent to gaol for 21 days. (Ap- plause.) His ambition in life was to try and lift the sailor's occupation to a higher plane. He knew only too well of the tendency pre- sent conditions had to demoralise the men, and he wanted these conditions removed. The sea life was not one for the worst men, but for the best men. Speaking of the manning of ships he said the present state of affairs was anything but satisfactory. Out of 3very 156 men employed every year one dis- appeared, died from heat stroke, or com- mitted suicide. Careful inquiry into the matter was necessary. He appealed to the men not to go to the Federation offices for their ships, but to go to the Union. He concluded by quoting th. words of the engineer of tha Lusitania, who, remarking on the record of the vessel, said, I desire to give credit first of all to my men, who are the best and most con- scientious set of stokers I ever commanded. They worked like Trojans." These were not Federation men, but Union men. (Applause.) Mr George Jackson, secretary of the local Union, proposed a resolution, which was en- thusiastically adopted, protesting against the tactics of some of the Shipping Federation shipowners in bringing, cheap Chinese and other Asiatic labour into British ships, and calling upon the Board of Trade to rigorously apply the same tests to the Asiatics as to other classes of seamen. At the close of the meeting 30 Federation tickets were handed in, and to-day (Wednes- day) the men will parade infrontof the Federa- tion offices and burn these tickets. Mr Wilson said they were embarking on a campaign which would have far-reaching results, and what Newport did that day other seamen all over the country would imitate. (Applause.)
LAGGARD SEAMEN AT BARRY. A crowded open-air meeting of seamen and others was held at Barry Dock on Tuesday evening to protest against the employment of Chinese on British ships. Mr S. McCord pre- sided. Mr James Henson, Seamen's Union, Barry Dock, moved a resolution at the outset calling upon the Government to take imme- diate action in this matter. Mr J. Havelock Wilson, M.P., speaking in support of the resolution, said that they were complaining as seamen that a certain section of the shipowners of the country were doing now what they, as Britishers, would not allow the mine owners of the Transvaal to do. It was high time for them to show that they would not take this injustice lying down. The Suestion was one not affecting the sailor and reman alone, augmenting, as it did, the un- employed, but it affected also every working man and woman. He urged that the Govern- ment should rigidly apply the language test, and if Chinamen, in order to evade it, said they came from Hong Kong, they should he made to prove it, for a Chinese missionary had told him that not one Chinaman out of 20 came from Hong Kong. He condemned the failure of men to join their ships, and stated that he was going to ask the President of the Board of Trade 10 take stringent action to put down this too common practice. The resolution was carried.
866 PER CENT. INTEREST. At an inquest at Liverpool on Tuesday con- cerning the death of a dock labourer's wife, vho poisoned herself because she could not rtoay a small loan to a moneylending neigh- bccirj it transpired that twopence weekly was charged in interest for every shilling lent. The Coroner said that meant a rate of 866 per sent. per annum, and was simply the act of a vampire. The woman borrowed 22s 6d last Christmas, aiid the amount now owing worked out at JE44. The jtry suggested legislation to prevent usury.
EGLWYSiLAN LIST OF VOTERS. At a meeting of Caerphilly District Council on Tuesday, Mr T. B. Mathew in the chair, the following motion was on the agenda To consider the question of the preparation of the new list of voters for the parish of Eglwysilan." Mr T. Evan3, at the outset, questioned the right of any of the general public to be present. Personally, he did not object, but he did not wish this to be made a precedent, as the accommodation was limited, A resolution was passed allowing those members of the general public present to remain. The Council then proceeded to deal with a number of complaints which had been sent in by the chairman, Mr R. T. Rees, viz. That names had been omit- ted from the list. Several specific cases of omission were mentioned, but the assistant overseer said it was not his fault. He further stated that there were very few claims for votes at the last revision court. Mr Tom Evans said he expected that a detailed state- ment would be presented from the overseers upon the matter. Finally the matter was re- ferred back to the overseers. Three candidates appeared before the Council for the post of matron of the Isolation Hospital, and Miss Davies, Bridgend, was elected. Rate Reduced. On the motion of Mr To m Evans it was de- cided to rescind the resolution passed at the last meeting that the rate for the ensiling six months be 2s 2d in the £ • In support of a proposal that the rate be Is 10d in the E, Mr Evans said that under the new assessment a penny rate would realise £408, as against C350 upon the old assessment. A Is lOd rate upon the old assess- ment would produce £8,976, and this would be only £124 short of the required amount. Mr J. Howells, one of the overseers, said the old ratable value was £85,183, and a 2s 2d rate as proposed would realise £ 9,100. The new assess- able value was JE99J58, and a Is lOd rate would produce £ 8,976. Eventually a Is 10d rate was agreed to.
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Tortured to Death. RUSSIAN PEASANTS' AWFUL FATE. St. Petersburg, May 22.-The theft of three sacks of corn has led to a terrible outrage at Nepluevo, a. village in the province of Kursk. From details published here it appears that the three sacks disappeared mysteriously from a store. There was not the smallest clue to the identity of the thief, but a peasant named Chalykh, known to have liberal tenden- cies, was arrested, and charged with the rob- bery. He stoutly protested his innocence, but a confession was extorted from him by means of protracted torture. He was stretched on the ground and beaten almost senseless with heavy sticks, his mouth being stopped up with mud to prevent him screaming. After a while the mud was regmoved and Chalykh, who was suffering awful agonies, was asked whether he had stolen on his own behalf or for the Socialists. He replied that he had stolen for himself, but his captors were not satisfied, and required him to name his accom- plices. For somS minutes the man swore repeatedly that he committed the theft alone, and at length named his uncle, another liberal," named Bosykh, as having been associated with him. Bosykh was promptly seized, and within a few minutes had been beaten into an almost shapeless mass of flesh. He did not lose con- sciousness for some time, and begged for a priest; but the village headman, with a blas- phemous remark as to the administering of the Sacrament, poured hot tar into the dying man's mouth. Both Chalykh and Bosykh died from their tortures, and their bodies were exhibited to the populace by the authorities, with a warn- ing that the 'same fate awaited all revolution- sts.—Central News.
EX-PRIEST ARRESTED. French Chloroform Robberies. The arrest has just been effected at the rail- way station at Cannes of an Italian ex-priest named Vincenzo Conti, alleged to be a danger- ous criminal who for a long time past has been engaged in chloroforming an I robbing passen- gers on the Paris-Lyon-Mediterranean line be- tween Marseilles and Monte Carlo. A number of English visitors proceeding to or from the Riviera having during the past winter been victims of this class of robbery. It will be remembered that, in January last there was an audacious theft of which Mile. Marcelle Lender, the Parisian actress, was the victim, while she was travelling between Mar- seilles and Monte Carlo. Mile. Lender carried her jewels, valued at Cl2,000, in a modest case, but the thief, who is believed to be recognised in Conti,- preferred to appropriate a more showy bag, which conta^ i some thousands of francs and a watch ^ented by Baroness Henri de Rothschild. According to a telegram from Paris, an audacious attempt was made to chloroform and rob a firSt-class passenger in the express, from Vintimille to Paris. He bad a sum of £1,200 in his pocket-book, and was enjoying a comfortable nap, when he awoke with a start to find a man coolly holding a phial of chloro- form to his nostrils. Bis waistcoat had been unbottoned, and the thief, when interrupted, was in the act of snatching the well-filled pocket-book. Before an alarm could be given the man had scurried along the corridor to another part of the train. At Frej us, the next station, an individual was seen hurriedly changing from one carriage to another. Inquiry proved that he was not the robber, but another passenger who had b.1en the object of a precisely similar attempt and had been so frightened as to lose all pre- sence of mind. The man in custody, who was arrested when the train stopped at Cannes, is reported to be one of an organised gang who regularly work the southern expresses.
HATFIELD CAMP TENTS RIFLED. Treasured Heirlooms Stelen. A Hatfield correspondent telegraphs :—The Marquis of Salisbury was the victim of a daring robbery on Monday evening. His Lordship, who is colonel of the Herts Militia, is at present in command of the battalion, which is undergoing its annual training in Hatfield Park. The robbery took place whilst the Marquis was at mess between 8 and 9 o'clock ic the officers' mess, which is only a short dstance from the colonel's tent. While the attention of everyone was attracted by the band, which plays during mess, the thieves managed to enter the tent unobserved and stole a number of articles, of jewellery which, although of no great intrinsic value, were greatly prized by the Marquis. They included a diamond ring, a, photograph of Lady Salis- bury in a small gold frame set with pearls and diamonds, two scarf pins, and several other minor articles. The robbery was discovered by the Marquis immediately on returning to his tent, and the police were at once communicated with. Before parading on Tuesday morning the battalion was mustered and a communication read to the men. to the effect that a reward of £ 5 would be given and a free pardon granted to the man who should return one of the searfpins which his Lordship highly prized as an heirloom presented to his father by the. late Queen. Up to the time of wiring no trace of the missing jewellery has been found. It trans- pires that the tents of other officers were also rifled, various sums of money being missing.
WOMEN AND MR JOHN BURNS. A mass meeting in Battersea Town Hall on Tuesday in support of the Licensing Bill was addressed by Mr John Burns. A large number of suffragists had obtained admission, to- gether with some Socialists, and both com- bined to interrupt Mr Burns, who delivered a vigorous speech in favour of tl| £ Bill, which he predicted would pass. Suffragists were ejected in rapid succession by a sturdy band of stewards, who occa- sionally were also called upon to eject men. Crowds assembled outside the hall and loudly cheered the persons ejected,.lively scenes being enacted. The meeting decided to petition in favour of the Bill. Mr Burns, alluding to the disorder at the end of his speech, said the effect of the un- womanly and disgraceful interruptions had been to make him almost for the first time ashamed of the fact that he was a supporter of women's suffrage. Exhibitions of that sort only put back the clock and damaged the women's cause. They would, however, have no effect on the Governmens, who would not swerve from what they intended to do. After the meeting was over the streets near the hall were thronged with thousands of people, and the utmost excitement prevailed until a late hour, and a large force of police preserved order.
THE ELOPED PRINCESS. Following Dictates of Her Heart. Vienna, Tuesday.—The flight of the Princess has caused the greatest excitement in Vienese society. All the members of the house of Fuerskehberg are now assembled in Vienna for the purpose of holding a family council. The Princess, it appears, wrote to her mother just before her departure, saying that in this matter she was but following the dictates of her heart. The Princess, who is of age, possesses con- siderable means. It is generally believed that the affair will come to a satisfactory conclu- sion.—Centra) News.
RIOTOUS SCENES IN lRELAND. A correspondent. at Thurles (County Tip- perary) telegraphs: Demonstrations have been in progress here, commencing on Sunday, and continuing on Monday night, owing to the selling out of the goods of a local trader who had become bankrupt and was indebted to the National Bank in the sum of £ 4,000. A large crowd paraded the streets, and threw stones- at the windows of the National Bank, smash- ing all the glass. Other premises were also attacked, including Hanly's (land agent) office, Morgan's (solicitor) office, and a drapery estab- lishment. The police were too few in number to cope with the demonstrators, but more police are being drafted into the town in the event of a continuation of the disturbance.
;A fire broke out at about noon on Saturday in a fried fish shop at No. 105, Paget-street, Grangetown, tenanted by Mr Simon Clarke. The daughter of the late occupier was engaged in boiling oil in the pan, when the oil over- flowed and set some woodwork ablaze. The flames rapidly spread, and burned out the contents of the shop, the staircase leading to the bedrooms, and the doors leading to the middle room and the kitchen. The reel from the Grangetown fire station was turned out. and poured water on to the flames from a hydrant. The tender from the Central lire station was also despatched to the scene, and helped to extineuish the flames in about 20 minutes' time. The damage is estimated at about £50. and is not covered by insurance, but the building is insured.
Throat Cut in a Train. HUSBAND ATTACKS WIFE. An immense sensation was caused at London- road Station, Manchester, on Monday evening by a passenger inflicting a fatal wound on his wife's throat and slight injuries upon his own. A couple who had been observed exchanging angry words entered a train for Glossop. The man immediately on entering pulled out a knife, and in spite of the attempts of several people to prevent him, quickly drew it across the woman's throat, causing two deep gashes, from which blood flowed profusely. He left the compartment for the platform, and before he could be saized slightly cut his own throat. then threw the knife away. The woman was taken to the Royal Infirm- ary, but died on the way. The police subsequently stated that the couple were Fred Ballington, labourer, of White-street Hulme, and His wife Ellen. Ann, who had been living apabt from her husband at Glossop, where she carried on the business of butcher. The woman had been in the habit of spending the week-ends in Manchester, return- ing to G lossop on Mondays with a consignment of meat. Prisoner refused to say anything when arrested, but jealousy is believed to be the motive for the crime.
MERTHYR SHOW FATALITY. FUND FOR DEAD BOY'S MOTHER. Mr R. J. Rhys held an inquest at the Tiger Hotel, Merthyr, on Saturday on the body of David John Williams, aged 11, who lived with his mother, a widow, at No. 7, Baltic-place Penvdarren, and who was killed at the Mer- thyr May Show on Thursday. Evidence of identification was given by the boy's uncle, Christopher Williams. The oc- currence was then described by police Inspec- tor R. H. Thomak He said the accident hap- pened at 7 o'clock in the evening. A hunters' class was being judged, and about a dozen horses were in the ring. A horse, ridden by Mr Breeze, of the Red Cow Inn, was gallop- ing round the course at. a fast pace. It had gone three or four yards past the opening by which the horses entered the ring at the Park- terrace corner of the field, when it suddenly swerved and jumped the rails. Its knees knocked deceased on the face, and forced his head over the bar. He fell inside the enclo- sure, and was carried to a tent on the field. Mr Breeze, the rider, said that the animal was a hall-bred gray mare belonging to Mr Wm. Thomas, of the Market. It was making for the opening when the mishap occurred. He had ridden the mare throughout last season with the Gelligaer foxhounds. The Coroner said it was a most unfortunate occurrence. It was bad enough when a person was killed at work, but it was a dreadful thing to be killed at any kind of merry-making. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death." Mr W. W. Meredith then rose and said he was present in his official capacity as presi- dent of the show, with Mr Henry Owen (chair- man) and Mr W. T. Jones (secretary). He said the committee had already expressed their deep regret at the affair, and had passed a vote of condolence with the boy's mother. They had been told that she was in somewhat indigent circumstances, and dependent, to some extent, upon the boy's assistance. It was a very deserving case, and, having heard that some more or less irresponsible individuals had taken upon themselves to make a collec- tion on-behalf of the widow, they (the show officials) had decided to open a fund, appoint- ing him as treasurer, m. order that any sub- scriptions that might be given should be pro- perly applied. He wished to make this public intimation. The Coroner agreed that it was a very good move. The boy's death was a serious loss to the mother, for in a few years he would have, been in a position to earn satisfactory wages. Woman Charged With Falsa Pretences. Mary Lea, married, living at Company-row, Penydarren. appeared before the Stipendiary at the Merthyr Police Court on Tuesday to answer a charge of obtaining alms by false pretences. Mr Francis, grocer, Glebeland-street, Mer- thyr, said that the woman entered his shop last evening, saying that she had come to collect on behalf of the mother of the boy who was killed at the Merthyr May Show on Thurs- day last. Having seen in the papers that an official subscription list had been opened to safeguard the public against irresponsible col- lectors, Mr Francis told hee-of this, and she then explained that she was the deceased boy's aunt. Mr Francis said he did not believe her, but she adhered to her story. Mr Francis then said it was a case of heartless fraud, and tele- phoned for the police. Defendant now said that she went into the shop asking for a copper for her husband, who had been ill for three years, in order to get a bottle of medicine for him. Mrs Rosa J ames said that the defendant ob- tained threepence from her, but afterwards gave it back. P.C. Lewis proved arresting the defendant, who said that she' was collecting for her husband. The Stipendiary said that there was no evidence to show that the woman did not in- tend to hand over any money she collected to the deceased boy's mother. He warned the defendant that she had nearly got into trouble, and let her off.
"THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN CARMARTHEN." Inhabitants Terrorised. At a, special sitting of the Carmarthen Borough Bench on Tuesday a labourer, John Jones, who was described by Police -sergeant Phillips as the most dangerous man in Car- marthen," was charged by Police-constable Rees with having been dtunk and disorderly in Guildhall-square on the previous afternoon. Defendant, witness said, wanted to fight every- body, and, when admonished, his behaviour was so riotous that the constable arrested him. Prisoner then became very violent, but be was eventually taken to the police-station with the help of Police-constable Jones. De- fendant stated that he followed the constable, as he was anxious to give himself up, because there was a warrant out for his apprehension. Police-sergeant Phillips said prisoner terrorised the inhabitants, who were afraid to prosecute him for fear of the consequences. The ser- geant stated that only on the previous after- noon, before he was arrested, two motor- cyclists were riding down Guildhall-square when the prisoner endangered the life of one of them by pushing up against his machine. There were, it was stated, ten previous con- victions recorded against prisoner. The Mayor (Mr John Lewis) described prisoner's conduct as most disgraceful, and sent him to prison for 14 days with hard labour. Unenviable Record Reproduced. The Carmarthen justices have now held nine consecutive sittings during the past month, there having been an unusual record of offences. It is 36 years since there has been a series of nine consecutive Courts.
SITUATION ON THE G.E.R. "No Labour Trouble." Mr Gooday, general manager of the Great Eastern Railway, was seen on Tuesday in re- ference to the circular issued to the employees and as to the probability of any labour troubles arising. Mr Gooday expressed surprise that any such suggestion should have got abroad. The circular gave no such informa- tion. The majority of the men were un- acquainted with the demand, and were not in sympathy with them. There was no intention on the part of the company to place obstacles in the way of the men going before Concilia- tion Boards, but only that they should know the facts. There was no labour trouble and no probability of any.
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Boys' Bravery. TYL0R8T0WN POND TRAGEDY. A sad water fatality, during which two small boys displayed great courage, occurred at Tylorstown on Tuesday evening, the victim being Thomas Llewelyn Jones, six years, son of Mr Thomas Jones, Heath-road. The deceased, with a younger brother, John David, and Stanley Lewis, years, entered through fencing the enclosed premises of the reservoir, above Deri-terrace, water from which supplies the boilers pf the Tylorstown pits. The de- ceased, noticing a plank floating near the edge of the water—which was 9ft. deep-oteppled on to the timber, under the impression that it would support him. Immediately he placed his foot upon the plank it tilted, and Jones fell into the water. His younger brother pluckily made a grab at his clothing, but he lost his balance, and both lads were struggling in the water. Then Stanley Lewis made a gallant attempt to rescue the brothers, and securing them by the clothing, held with all hi" might. His strength, however, failed, and Thomas Jones slipped from his grasp and fell back into the water out of his reach. Lewis succeeded in maintaining his hold of the younger bro- ther, and after bringing him to bank he ran for assistance. A navvy, Demeet Lyons, was working near by, and ran to the pond, but the deceased ere this had disappeared from view. The police were notified, and Sergeant Bowen, with the aid of a grappling-iron, recovered the body.
ILLITERATE MIDWIFE^ ALLEGED NEGLIGENCE AT CARDIFF. At a meeting of Cardiff Health Committee on Tuesday Dr. Walford (Medical Officer) said he had to report a case of gross negligence on the part of a midwife, named Mrs Shorney, who attended a Mrs Sarah Jane Williams, Gray- street, Cardiff, on May 21st. The child was stillborn and Mrs Williams died the same day from hemorrhage. Dr. Cownie was sent for and arrived within ten minutes of the sum- mons, but found the woman dead. The birth had taken place an hour and a half previously. It was the midwife's duty to have sent for the doctor at the time of ths birth, and besides neglecting this she had infringed the rules in five ways. Dr. Robinson asked if the woman understood what her duty was in such a case, and it was stated that she could not read and did not understand her instruction book. Replying to Sir Wm. Crossman, Dr. Walford said that the woman was not appointed by the committee, but under the Act of 1902 every midwife who had been in practice for one year was entitled to apply to be placed on the roll of midwives. She was put on the roll by the Central Midwives' Board. and if the committee thought that it was a case of negligence they could recommend it to the C.M.B. for them to deal with. Mrs Shorney appeared before the committee, and in reply to Dr. Walford admitted that she knew nothing about the rules, not being able to read, but said that she had been in practice for a number of years, and had had no such accident before. She added that when she sng- fested calling in a doctor the people in the ouse obected, saying, For God's sake don't bring a doctor here." It was decided to send the case to the Cen- tral Midwives' Board. Dr. Robinson (presiding) suggested that Dr. Elder-one of the lady doctors under the Corporation-should arrange for a class to be held for instruction to- those midwives who re- quired it. This was agreed to.
CAPSIZED ON LOCH LOMOND. Four Young Men Drowned. A lamentable boating fatality occurred on Loch Lomond on Sunday evening. Four young apprentice engineers, whose ages ranged from 21 to 23, and who hailed from Sheffield, Lon- don, and Glasgow, had been-camping on the Island of Corrinch, five miles from Ballochy. They left the island on Sunday morning in a sailing boat for Balloch, and in making the return journey on Sunday night during rough weather, the boat capsized and all four were drowned. The young engineers were employed with the shipbuilding firm of Messrs J. Brown and Com- panv, Clydebank. Their boat was on Monday found lying on the shore near Botwich Castle and on search being made two caps, a pipe, an overcoat, and a muffler belonging to the missing men were found. They started on their return journey at 11 o'clock on Sunday night and the weather at that time was very rough, rain, snow and hail falling. The bodies of the men have not been re- covered.
ENGLISHMAN'S' ASSASSIN. A description of the capture of Abd el-Kader, the murderer of Mr Scott-MOncriefi. Deputy- Inspector of the Blue Nile Province of the Sudan, is given by Router's Cairo correspon- dent, who says After his repulse at Katfyia, the false prophet fled on a donkey. He fell asleep on the way, and was recognised by a negro, who took away his sword a8d woke him. The negro then told him to come with him, intending to hand him to the authorities, but Abd-el-Kader possessed aknife, with which he killed the negro. He was afterwards Inet by sin Arabs, who took him and bound him fast. As he refused to walk, he was tied to an angarib and carried to Katfyia. The fact that he and some of his followers were captured by the people in the neighbourhood shows that the local natives have no liking for rebels against the Government. A few of Abd-el- Kader's followers are still at large. A reward of £ (E)50 is offered for each.
GETS £100 REWARD. The body of Gunnery Lieutenant Graves, the only officer missing from the Gladiator, and also the body of First-class Petty Officer Levi Lockyer. who belonged to Bournemouth, were picked up in the sea off Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, on Saturday. A reward of £100 had been offered by the deceased's relatives for the recovery of the body, which was found by a man named Ansell, attached to the War Department vessel Russell. Lieutenant Graves was 22 years of age.
Llandovery Town Improvements Com- mittee, under the chairmanship of Alderman C. P. Lewis, on Monday evening further con- sidered the question of motor service between Brecon, Lampeter, and Llandovery. Brecon Chamber of Commerce and lampetei, Town Council wrote expressing readiness to co operate, and it was resolved that a petition be organised for sumbission to the Great Western Railway.
Political Pensioners. MORE THAN 5s A WEEK. -r EX-CABINET MINISTERS' ALLOWANCES In accordance with notice given, Mr Smeaton. M.P., has asked the Secretary to the Treasury upon what conditions and on what terms Cabinent Ministers are entitled to pensions whether these pensions vary in amount with length of service in the Cabinet whether a Cabinet Minister who applies for a pension is required to make a declaration as to his private resources what this declaration is and will he give the names of the ex- Cabinet Ministers who are at present in receipt of pensions, the amount of these pensions, the lemrth of service of the pensioners, and the declarations which these Ministers made before being awarded the pensions. In a printed reply, Mr Hobhouse states that these pensions are granted in accordance with the provisions of the Political Offices Pension Act, 1869 (32 and 33 Vic. c 60), and Cabinet rank is not a necessary qualification for a pension. A declaration is required stating that the applicant's total income is inadequate to maintain his station in life as required by the Act 4 and 5 Will. 4, c 24, s. 6, re-enacted by the Act already referred to. The further particulars asked for are as follow :— Viscount Cross, length of service, February, 1874, to April, 1880, June, 1885, to February, 1886, June, 1895, to October, 1900; pension, £2.000. Lord George Hamilton, February, 1874, to April, 1880, July, 1885, to February. 1886, August, 1886, to April, 1892, June, 1895, to September, 1903; £ 2,000. Mr Henry Chaplin, M.P., June, 1885, to February, 1886, September, 1889, to June, 1892, June, 1895, to-October, 1900 £ 1,200.. Sir John E. Gorst, August, 1886. to August, 1892, July, 1895, to August, 1902 £ 1,200. Lord Balfour of Burleigh, June, 1895, to September, 1903 £ 1,200. Mr Gerald Balfour, June, 1895, to December, 1905 £ 1,200. The declarations in each case were held by the First Lord of the Treasury to satisfy the requirements of the Act.
PROSPECT OF SCHOOLS PEACE. Meeting of Nonconformist M.P.'s. Some hopes of compromise on the education problem continue to be cherished among both Anglicans and Nonconformists at the House of Commons. There are also vague rumours cur- rent that terms may eventually be arranged for dealing in an exceptional, and yet accept- able, manner with Roman Catholic schools, but when these matters are pressed they fail to elicit that there is at present in view any definite basis such as is professedly desired for the amicable settlement of existing differ- ences. A special meeting of the committee of Non- conformist members was held on Tuesday evening, under the chairmanship of Sir George White, for the purpose of considering whether it was practicable to arrang-e some early tenta- tive conference on the subject with a few chosen representatives of the. Church of Eng- land. It transpired, however, that owing, doubtless, to the absence from town of some of those immediately concerned, no refHy had yet been received to the former letter of the Non- conformist Committee addressed to the honor- ary secretary of the members of Parliament and others connected with the Church of Eng- land who recently met at Westminster. Under these circumstances it was felt by Tuesday's meeting that the matter could not be carried any further at present. After some general conversation on the subject those in attend- ance separated without coming to any definite decision. Another account says -It appears that up to the present no formal negotiations have been commenced between the various sects and parties interested in the question. The Prime Minister has been made acquainted with the views of the committee of Liberal Church- men, and these have also been laid before the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Primate has not made any counter proposals or expressed his opinion upon those recently drawn up by the committee of Liberal Churchmen. The Nonconformist committee are quite prepared to discuss terms, but the members do not anticipate that any definite proposals for a settlement of the question will be laid before them for some time yet. In the meantime there is no chance of the Committee stage of the Education Bill being commenced for some weeks, and the prospects are that it cannot be commenced until the autumn.
OLD WELSH CUSTOMS. Evidence in the Wye Fishery Case. In the Appeal Court on Tuesday the Master of the Rolls and Lords Justices Buckley and Kennedy continued the hearing of the appeal in the Wye fishery case. This was the appeal of the Earl of Chesterfield and Dame Alice Madeline Foster against a judgment of Mr Justice Neville, who refused an injunction, holding that the defendants, freeholders, were entitled to fish there. Mr Upjohn, K.C., and Mr L. Moore again represented the appellants, and for the defendants there appeared Mr Levett, K.C., Mr Micklem, K.C., and Mr J. G. Woods. Mr Levett continued his address for the re- spondents. He proceeded to deal with the point he made the previous day, viz., that the fishing rights in the Wye from Domesday had been in the hands of the Lords of the Manor of Wormelow, and that all the documents showed that the soil of the river was not the soil of the riparian owner, but was vested in some particular lord of the manor. Since the rising of the Court on the previous evening his learned junior had been searching to find any references to the old custom of granting fish. ing rights, and he had discovered that a similar custom to the one in this case existed in Carnarvonshire. Unquestionably its origin was purely Welsh, a similar grant having been made in respect of fishing as a sort of Welsh custom, and he suggested that the graht in this case was an old Welsh custom that bad crossed the border, and that it had been in- corporated by William the Conqueror. The case was again adjourned.
The Cardiff Riggers' Branch of the above Union held a smoking concert on Saturday evening at the King's Cross Hotel. Mr E. Dawson presided, supported by Mr W. II. Burns. Messrs A. Barton (district secretary, Cardiff), J. Twomey (district secretary, New- port), and J. Slocombe (branch secretary). A capital programme was gone through and daring the evening the chairman presented Mr Burns with a cigar case and holder in recog- nition of services rendered during the forma- tion of their branch. Addresses on Trade Unionism were delivered by Messrs Twomey and Barton.
I Shipyard Ballot. MAJORITY VOTE FOR PEACE. The following official announcement wm made in the House of Commons on Monday by Mr Henderson, the chairman of the Labour party The representatives of the societies affected by the shipyard dispute met to-day at the House of Commons. The Joint Board was also present. Mr Henderson presided. The result of the ballot on the terms arranged by the President of the Board of Thade reported that the aggregate voting shows a majority in favour of acceptance, the figures being as follow:— In favour. 24,145 "Against 22,110 Majority 2,035 The result was reported to the President of the Board of Trade, who was requested to arrange an early meeting with the employers with a view to discussing certain matters con- nected with the resumption of work. This meeting, it is expected, will be held on Wed- I nesday at the latest, and in the event of sa,tis. factory arrangements being made, work will be resumed on Friday next." The total number of votes given in the ballot on the shipbuilding dispute does not amount to more than 50 per cent. of the men entitled to vote. Welcome News. Interviewed after the receipt of the news rf the strike settlement, Mr George Jones, presi- dent of the Shipbuilding Employers' Federa. tion, said that the shipyards locally and throughout the Federation area would at once be thrown open again. The employers had received official intimation of the men's accepts ance of the terms. The look-out notices, In fact, would terminate automatically as a result of such acceptance. Mr Jones, continuing, said that in accord- ance with the terms issued by the joint Board of Labour organisations, a joint conference would, within two weeks of the resumption of wbrk, be held between the Shipbuilding Em- ployers' Federation and representatives of the various branches of the shipbuilding trade, with a view to setting up permanentmachinery fair to both employers and employees, to deal with all future questions that may arise in the shipbuilding trade. All along the North-East coast, where the pinch of poverty has been felt for so lung, the news of the settlement has come as a wel- come intimation. Gratification is expressed on both sides at the termination of the struggle. A Sunderland telegram says A settlement will prevent much suffering here. especially among labourers. Trade Unionist officials re- gard it as the death blow to all future sectional disputes. They consider it will be a month or two before a permanent settlement of the L machinery, which will take the form of a Conciliation Board, can be got into working order. Judged by the experience of 20 years on the Wearside such boards make for good. and prevent all stoppages, Sunderland men being well satisfied with the one they had until recently when it was abandoned.
MARK TWAIN AND ROYALTY. New York, Monday.—Mark Twain, speaking as the guest of honour at a dinner given by the British Schools and University Club, paid a tribute to the late Queen Victoria. Her name, he said, would live for ever, and with it her character would have a fame rare in the history of thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers, since it rested not upon the har- vest of selfish and sordid ambitions, but On love earned and freely vouchsafed. She mended broken hearts where she could, but she broke none. Continuing, Mark Twain said what she did for America in our time of storm and stress we shall not forget, and whenever we call it to mind we will alwaysremember the wise and righteous mind that guided her there- in, sustained,andsupported her—Prince Albert. We need not talk any idle talk here to-night about either the possible or the impossihle war between our two countries. There will be no war while we remain sane, and the son of Queen Victoria and Albert sits on the throne. I believe I may justly claim to utter the voice of my country when I say that we hold him in deep honour, and also in cordially wishing him long life and a happy reign. A message was received by the club from King Edward through Lord Knollys.-Reuter.
HOSPITAL BENEFACTOR. Lord Mount Stephen has addressed to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales a letter stating that he has much pleasure in forward- ing the certificates of the 5,000 shares, Great Northern Railway Company, of the United States, which he mentioned it was his inten. tion to give to King Edward's Hospital Fund as an addition to its invested capital. Lord Mount Stephen continues The annual in. come from these shares, say £ 7,000,will make up mv total contribution to the fund to a little over £30,000 a year, and will raise the total income of the fund from investments to nearly JE60,000 a year. The donor adds that it has occurred to him that bis Royal Highness might persuade a few of the friends of the fund to unite in raising the further capital sum required, say £ 300.(WQ, to increase Its income from invest- ments to £75,000 a year. Previous gifts of Lord Mount Stephen to this fund were £ 200,000 in 1992> a further £ 200,000 in 1905.
PEMBROKESHIRE ASSIZES. No, Prisoners for Trial. The Pembrokeshire Assizes were held on Tuesday, at Haverfordwest, before Lord Cole- ridge. There were no prisoners for trial. Previous to sitting at the Shire Hall, his Lord- ship, accompanied by the High Sheriffs of the county and town of Haverfordwest, together with the chaplain, attended service at St- Mary's Church. There was a full choir in at- tendance, and the service was conducted by the vicar, Rev. J. H. Davies. Archdeacon Williams preached a sermon on the political and religious responsibilities of the Empire. Addressing the grand juries at the Guild Hall, his Lord&hip said the absence of busi- uess from the calendar was a tribute to the law abiding populace which inhabited the county of Pembroke, and if all other counties were like Pembrokeshire there would be very little for his Majesty's judges to do. >-
While a pony with van was being 1 driven near Rodney-parade, Newport, on Tuesday, the sound of a motor hooter startled the animal, which became unmanageable and collided with a horse and trap driven by Mr Sidney Cox. Pwllpen Farrh. Christchurch. Mr Cox and his sister were thrown out of the t trap, but the injuries sustained were slight.