BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS. BIRTHS. AIM MS.—On the 5th June, at 38. Wynnstay-gardens, Kensington, W.,the wife of William Gabriel Adams, of a son. c5&9 BAKER.—On May 20th. at Brandon (Man.), Canada, to Mr and Mrs G. E. Baker (formerly of Cardiff) a daughter. 212n CORBETT.—On the 3rd June. At 1738, CaJlao, Buenos Aires, the wife of James W. M. Corbett, of a son. By cable. CRAWSHAY-WILLIAMS.—On the 7th of June, at 5, Aubrey-road, W., Alice, the wife of Eliot Craws hay- Williams, of a daughter. GERRISH ,-0n June 1st. at 7. Parade, Barry, to 1 Mr and Mrs J Howard Gertish, a son. 674n GREY.—OD the 6th inst., at Glenholm, Corporation road. Cardiff, to Mr and Mrs F Grey, a son. 73n GRIFFITH.—On Whit-Mcmday. at Gwydyr Ucha, Llanwrst, the wife of Thomas Griffith, of a son. c590 HILL.—On the 2nd June, at Ahmednagar. the wife of Major H. C. Hill, 110th MahraUa L.I.. of a son. JAMES.—On June 2nd, at The Vicarage, Llwynypia, the wife of the Rev. D. T.R.James, 0f adaughter.587 MORGAN.—On the 5th instant, at Groombridge, Sketty, the wife of Dr. Edward Morgan, of a daughter. 2185 OSTREHAN —On the 2nd June, at Barholm Vicarage. Stamford, the wife of the Rev. H. For- tescue Ostrehan of a son. PARRY JAMES.—On May 31st, at 39, Chandos-road, Redland, Bristol, Mrs J. Parry James (late of Aber- tillery), a daughter. 771n PlCTOX.-On June ,5th, at Awelon, Caeracca, Dow- lais, wife of Mr J. Picton. Ironmonger, a daughter. WICKETT.—On Sunday, June 6th. to Mr and Mrs F. T. C. Wickett, 1S5, Stanwell-road, Penarth, a son. 295n MARRIAGES. BOOLE—MACDONALD.—On the 2nd inst., at St. Angnstine's Church, Penarth. by the Rev. Canon Beck' vicar of Roath. assisted by the Rev. John Thomas, rector of Penarth. Philip Arthur George Boole, eldest son of the late George Boole, of Rainford, Lancashire, and Mrs Boole, of Penarth, to Margaret Annabeila Stewart, eldest daughter of the Rev. R. S. Macdonald and Mrs Macdonald, of The Elms, Penarth. At Home 11, Bradenham-place, Penarth, July 21st and 22nd. 572 COLES—DA VIES.—On the 3rd June, at St. Peter's Church, Bayswater. by the Rev. W. P. Hanks, M.A., assisted by the Rev. R. H. Lathbury, M.A., and the Rev. H. G. Rosedale. D.D., Vicar, Edgar Lermitte Cotes, youngest son of John Coles, Esq., J.P., of 4, Kensington Park-gardens, W.. to Sybil, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs G. Humphreys Davies, of 15. Stanleycrescent, W. DAVTBS-MORTMER.—At Christ Church. Ebbw Vale. by licence, on June 1st, by Rfv. H. S. Frank Williams. B.A., St. John's, Ivor ^Limerick, son of the late Joseph Davies, Abergavenny, to Eleanor Maud, eldest daughter of George H. Mortimer, Ebbw Vale. 429 DA VIES—THOMAS.—On the 1st inst., at Tredegar- ville Chapel. Cardiff, by the Rev. Albert Law, of Penarth. Charles Harold, son of the late Mr Davies and of Mrs Davies, of No. 1, Victoria-place, Newport (Mon.). to Gladys, second daughter of Mr and Mrs J. M. Thomas, of No. 8, East Grove, Cardiff. DAVIES—BYFORD.—On Thursday, the 3rd June, at St. Mary's Church. Hornsey-rise, by the Rev. B. W. Clinch, Sir Horatio David Davies, K.C.M.G., to Pauline Marie Byford, widow ot Edward Byford, of East Ham. 1LADES—FISH.—On Whit-Sunday, Frederick Eades, 81, Arabella-street, Cardiff, to Charlotte Elizabeth Fish, 117, Crwys-road, Cardiff, 232n EDWARDS—LLOYD.—OTI the 7th inst., at Crwys- road Calvinistic Methodist ChapeL, by the Rev. W. Davies, B.A., assisted by the Revs. T. Jones Davies and R. G. Berry, Christopher Wm. Edwards, elder son of Abraham Edwards, Morganstown, Radyr.and grandson of Ann Davies, Station-road, Llandaff North, to Rebecca (Bex) Lloyd, third daughter of Mr and Mis Thomas Lloyd, Garth.House, Gwaelody- garth. 131 IVANS—EVANS.—On the 4th instant, at Union- gtreet Congregational Church, Carmarthen, by the Rev. Prof. Jones, Benjamin Evans, of Gwastod Abbot, Pencader, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late Benjamin Evans, Scythlyn. Pencader. 36 EVANS—WATT.—On the 3rd .Tune, at 14, Albyn- place, Aberdeen, the residence of the bride's brother, by the Rev. W. Justin Evans. of Bromley (father of the bridegroom), and the Rev. Dr. A. E. Garvie, Principal of New College. Hampstead, Rev. Herber Austin Evans, M.A.. to Alice Mary, younger daughter of the late James Watt. Esq., and Mrs Watt, 43, Belgrave-terrace, Aberdeen. JOXELL—WILLIAMS.—On the 2nd June, at St. James's Chnrch, Muswell-hill, N., by the Rev. W. J. Foxell, M.A., Rector of St. Swithin's, Cannon- street, B.C., father of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev. T. G. Hill. M.A., Vicar of HoJy Cross, Canterbury, John Theodore Foxell, M_A_, of the Home Civil Service, to Kathleen Jane Michael Williams, eldest daughter of G. Michael Williams, of Pare Bracket, Muswell-hill, N. FRANCIS—HOSGOOD.—On the 2nd inst., afcStar- street Congregational Church, by the Rev. John Morris, assisted by the Rev. Oliver Bowen, Herbert Henry, only son of Mr and Mrs Henry Francis, Marlborough-road, Cardiff, to Ethel Winifred, only daughter of Mr and Mrs N. B. Hosgood, Cyril- crescent, Cardiff. 662n GOULD—EAXLEY.—June 3rd, at the Presbyterian Church, Penarth, by the Rev. T. C. Jones, W. Cuth- bert, elder son of Mr W. H. Goold, to Edith, fourth daughter of Mr A. Bailey, both of Penarth. c562n HARRISON—BALFOUR.—On the 2nd Jone.,atSt. Peter's Church, Newnham, by the Rev. G. C. Carter, M.A., Vicar of the parish, John Edward Harrison, o fStudlev. Warwickshire, to Dorothy Rose Balfour, adopted daughter of the late Arnold Thomas and Mrs Arnold Thomas, of Severn Bank. Newnham, and daughter of H. T. Balfour, of Gloocester. HILL—CHUBB —On the 3rd June. at the Wesieyan Church, ChisSlehurst, by the Rev. Dr. Barber,. Head- master of the Leys School. Cambridge, the Rev. W G. Allen and the Rev. James Critchison, Alex. Woodward, only son of Dr. Alex. Hill, sometime Master °f Downing Col!ege. Cacrtbridge, and Mrs Hill, to Priscilla Frances Vanner, Youngest daughter of Sir George Hayter Chubb, Bart., and Lady Chubb, of Newlands, Chisleburst, Kent, and Riverside, Witney, Oxon. HODGES—HADDO¥—On June 2nd, 1909, at St. Saviour's Church, Cardiff, by the Rev. C. A. Eanpson, interpreted by Mr J. Hepworth, missioned" to the deaf and dumb, David, son of Thomas and Hannah Hodges. 8, Lansdowne-road, Cardiff, to "Bessie," daughter of the late Isaac. and Mary Ann Haddon. 83, SplotH-oad. Cardiff. 582 JONES—ALEXANDER—At Rntberete-n parish church, on June 2nd. by the Rev. Joseph-Mitchell, Mauchline Harry Taylor Jones to Jean, elder daughter of Hugh Alexander, Eastfleld, Ruther- len, 566 JONES-JONES.—On June 2nd, at Llandaff Cathedral, by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop, assisted by the Rev, Canon Buckley and the Rev. A. A. Mathews, vicar of St. Paul's, Newport (Mon-). cousin of the bride, Osman Carew Jones, youngest son of the late Benjamin orge Jones and Mrs David Williams, Cumberland Lodge, Llandaff, to Dorothy Gwynne, elder daughter of John Arthur Jones, Ty Dyfrig, Llandaff. 2084 JONES—STARK.—On June 7th, at St. Saviour's, Church, Cardiff, by the Rev. C. A. Empson, vicar, Edward Jones to Ada Esther Mary, third daughter of Henry and Mary Jane Stark, of 135, Habershon- gtreet, Splott, Cardiff. 196n KITTO—WILLIAMS.—On June 5th, at Plasnewydd Church, by the Rev. E. P. Jones, pastor, W illiam. second son of Mr and Mrs John Kitto," Pendennis," Malefant-street, to Gladys,eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Fred Williams, Donald-street, Cardiff. 980n LEWIS—BUCKLEY.—On the 8th June, at Llandaff Cathedral, by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop-of Llandaff, assisted by the Rev Isaiah Roberts.M.A., Vicar of Cowbridge, and the Rev. Hugh Williams, M_< Curate of Llandaff, Lucas Reginald Lewis, second son of J. J. Lewis, Belmont House, Llan- daff. to Daisy MaudrWBest daughter of Canon J. R. Buckley. Vicar of Llandaff. At home. Hazelmere. The Avenue, Whitchurch, July 14th, 15th, 16th. 418 ICEREDITH—PARRY.— June 1st, 1909, at King's Cross Congregational Church, by the Rev. Elvet Lewis. M.A., Mr Lewis Meredith, contractor, Taly- llyn, Breconshire, son of the late Mr Jenkyn Meredith, Barry Dock (formerly Ferndale), to Miss Mary Parry, daughter of the late Mr Evan Parry, Nanternis, New Quay, Cardiganshire. FEARSON—COLLIN.—On tth June. at St. Mary's Parish Church, Wenden. Essex, by the Rev. W. B. Bliss, assisted by the Rev. F. W. Berry, Edward ke Pearson, District Commissioner, British East Africa, third son of General Sir Chas. K. Pearson, C.B., K.C.M.G., to Beatrice Maude Leyborne. only daughter of Turner Collin, J.P., ofMutlow-hill, Wenden, Essex. c591 PRICE-RUSSELL.—On the 1st June 1909, at Hast- ings, New Zealand, Sir Francis Cardoc Rose Price, Baronet, son of Lady Price Fothergill and the late Sir Rose Price. Baronet, of Hensol Castle. Glamor- ganshire, to Marjorie 1. Russell, daughter of Sir William Russell, of Flaxmere, Hastings, Hawkes Bay. New Zealand. By telegram. RENDEL—DRYSDALE.—On the 2nd June, at West Coates Church. Edinburgh, by the Rev. Dr. Forest and the Rev. R. Pryde, Herbert, son of Sir Alex- ander M. Rendel. K.C.t.E.. of 23. Russell-square, London, to Annie, daughter of the Wuiiam Drysdale. of Asansol, Benaal. and of Mrs Dryadale, of 9 Osborne-terrace. Edinburgh. STALLYBRASS—SCOTT.—On 8th June, at St. Nicholas Church. Barry, by the Revd. H. H. Stewart rector. Charles Herbert, son of C. E. Stallybrass. shipowner, Cardiff, to Ethel Cora, daughter of Robert Scott, of the Parade, Barry. At Home 15th and 16th July, at 47, Pencisely-road, Cardiff. 342n THOMPSON—MUTFORD.—At Grangetown Baptist Church, on 2nd June. by the Rev. J. Williams (pastor), assisted by the Rev. Caradoc Griffiths, Cecil Philp Thompson, of Enfield, London, second son of Mr J. Thompson, 10, Morlais-street, Roath Park, Cardiff, to Gwendoline Mutford, youngest daughter of Mr J. T. Mutford, 2, Cymmer-street, Cardiff. 530n VAN DER GTJCHT—STANIFORTH— On the 3rd instant, at Worksop Priory Church, by the Rev. F. B. Hawkins, Private Chaplain to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, at Clumber assisted by the Rev. G. A. d'Arcy, Vicar of Worksop, Harold Van der Gucht, of Manor Croft. Worksop, third son of the late Charles Van der Gucht, to Margaret Alice (Marjorie), daughter of. Arthur Staniforth, of Sparken-hill, Worksop. WARD—THOMAS.—On June 8th at Tredegarville Baptist Chapel, by Rev. John Williams, of Grangetown, Chris, fourth son of Thomas Ward (of St. Arvans, Cbepstow), to Maude, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs David Thomas, of 186, Inverness- place, Cardiff. 360n DEATHS. ANDERSON—Died on the 29th May, after a short illness, Mrs Anderson (late Humphries), aged 43, of 7. Sophia-street, Docks, Cardiff. Harbour View-road, Penarth, on June 1st, beloved husband of Rebecca Bassett. after 16 months' suffering patiently borne. DODS.—On the 4th June, at Edinburgh. Andrea Thomson, youngest daughter of the late Rev. Marcus Dods, Minister of the Scotch Church at Belford. Northumberland, in the 78th year of her age. c592 GILES—June 2nd, at 1. Daniel-street, Catha, Cardiff, Mary. beloved wife of Joshua Giles, coal- trimme GROVES.—June 2nd. at 10, Caerphilly-street.Cardia, Janet, beloved wife of Thomas Groves. HOSGOOD.—On June 5th, at 54, De Burgh-street. Annie, the beloved wife of Samuel Hosgood, JAMES.—On May 31st, at 47, Minny street, Cathays. Cardiff. Thomas Christopher, aged 75, dearly beloved husband of the late Martha James, late servant of Rhymney Railway. JONES.—2nd inst.,10, Pearl crescent, Cardiff, William Thomas Jones, aged 22. JONES.—On Wednesday, the 2nd. at the Vicarage, Penmaenmawr. Canon David Jones, aged 61 years, c JOHN.—David John, 37, Mackintosh-place, late of Signal Department, T.V.R. Passed peacefully away on Thursday morning after patient suffering LLEWELLYN.—On May 31st, id Llewellyn (late of the Glamorgan Coal Co., Llwynypia), at Dinas View, Penygraig, aged 45 years. MANFIELD—June 1st, at 22, Russell-street Roath, Cardiff, James Thomas, the beloved husband of Elizabeth Manfield, late member of the Shepherdaj Club. I MORGAN.—On the 5th instant, at Groombridge, Sketty, Mabel Joyce, infant daughter of Dr. and Mrs Edward Morgan. 2186 MORGAN.—Kezia, widow of Thomas Morgan, black- smith, 244, High-street, Cymmer, on June 5th. MORGAN. — On June 3rd, at 32, Thomas-street, Merthyr Tydvil, John Morgan, J.P., Coal Merchant, in his 73rd year. « MORRIS —On June 2nd. at 136, Mooriand-road, Cardiff, Harvey Hall, aged 12 years, dearly beloved IOn of Margaret and John Harvey Morris, station master, G.W.R., Roath. MOSSES BRIDGER.—On the 4th June, 1909, at the Mount, Lalandoso. near Chepstow, Anne Mosses Bridger. the beloved mother of Alexander Mosses and wife of William James Bridger. c594 XASH —On the 1st inst.. at Woodbatch, Eaton-grove, Swansea, Emmie, the beloved wife of Robert Nash xa NORTH —On the 28th inst at 80, May-street. Cathays, Cardiff, John, the dearly beloved husband of Mary North, and member of the Order of 8hepherds. „ ;PASLEY.0n the 2nd June, at Rotorua, New Zea- land. Rodney Stewart Lyons Sabine. second and last surviving son of the late Admiral Sir Thomas Sabine Pasley, Bart., K.C.B., aged 73. PINN.—On the 7th inst., at 110, Cld, Cardiff, Tryphosa, beloved sister of Mrs George Strocg and Rev. T. W. Pinn, M.A.. 8tclckport. BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS DEATHS. REES.—On June 5th, at Smith's Arms, Pengam, Wil- liam Rees, aged 61 years. ROUSE-BOUGHTON-KNIGHT.—On the 7th June, at Downton Castle, Ludlow, Andrew Johnes Rouse- Boughton-Knight, in his 83rd year. c595 SHEPPARD.-On Wednesday, the 2nd June. at Clifton, Anna, wife of the late Henry Charles Shep- pard, of Raglan, Monmouthshire. STA.N-FIET, .On the 1st inst., at 13, Blosse-road, Llandaff North, William Stanfield, age 66 years. TINDAL-ROBERTSON.—On the 3rd June, 1909, at Hove. Elizabeth Anne, widow of Sir William Tin da 1-Robertson, of Brighton, aged 73 years.
jrVPARCHERftgHfi lanMBgap Facsimile oj One-Otutce Packet. 1 Archer's Golden Returns Tkc Pcrteettoa of Pipe totscHi Oom., fhn8r. AJID ROBERT BUTCHER, STOCK AND SHARE DEALER, THROGMORTON HOUSE, 15, COPTHALL AVENUE. LONDON, B.C. All orders executed through Members of the London Stock Exchange, or, if preferred, clients can deal direct. 19727 Telephone- Bankers— 11504 Central. London-Joint Stock Bank, Ltd. ° Y A L gHOW. GLOUCESTER, JUNE 22nd TO 26th, 1909. f,10,000 IN PRIZES. HORSES, CATTLE, SHEEP, PIGS, POULTRY, PRODUCE. IMPLEMENTS. JUMPING RIDING. AND DRIVING, FOUR-IN-HAND TEAMS, HORSE-SHOEING AND BUTTER-MAKING COMPETITIONS, AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AND FORESTRY EXHIBITIONS. FLOWER SHOW. BAND OF THE ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE so HUSSARS. Prices of Admission-Tuesday. Jane 22nd. 5s; Wed- nesday and Thursday, June JBrd and 24th, 2s 6d Friday and Saturday. June 25th and 26th. Is. THOMAS McROW, Secretary. Royal Agricultural Society of England, 16, Bedford-square, W.C. 19740 SPECIAL SALE OF GUNS FOR ONE MONTH ONLY. How to save money. Buy your gun now and take advantage of our special sale prices. Have a look at our bargains in Noiseless Guns; all shapes and patterns no noise, no smoke, no smell. Prices to suit all. Large catalogue free-Bell Bros., Gun Depot, 93, Waterloo-street, Glasgow.. 599 T7ICHY "For thosewbosuffer CELESTTNS W from GOUT andits attendant troubles YICHY there is no better CELESTENS. table water than that which comes 1/ 1CH )L from the Cetestins CELEST1NS. V 'spring." -Medical Times. Can.be used with light wines, spirits, or milk. Sole Agents for the STATE SPRINGS of VICHY: INGRAM and ROYLE, Ltd.. London, Liverpool, and Bristol. Bristol. OtAll Chemists, Grocers, Wine Merchant"- tc%es, etc. MOWTTMUNT8 OF WALES. Owing to the popularity of our series of article8 on the Castles and Abbey8 of South W ale8, we have decided to continue the subject under a more in. clusive heading. In time the whole of the Castles and Abbeys of South Wales will be dealt with, and articles will be • published on the Cathedrals, Crosses, Wells, Old Institutions, &c., dkc. When possible illustrations will be given. The subject for next week is CRIGKHOWELL CASTLE. The LONDON OFFICES of the Cardiff Times are at 190, Fleet-street (two doors from Chancery- lane), where advertisements are received and copies of the paper may be obtained.
PAYING THE PIPER. The Big Navyites and the Great Im- perialists have done a considerable amount of shouting and demanding heavy expenditure on Dreadnoughts in addition to the ordinary annual finan- cial necessities of Government, but now that the Budget is under discussion and they are expected to pay their fair share of the taxes, they are the loudest in their protests. Some representative men have made a sorry spectacle as opponents of the new taxation of the classes, and those classes not the least wealthy in the country. They want Dreadnoughts, and someone to pay for them. Like the Tariff advocates, their method of broadening the basis of taxation" is to put the in- creased and increasing burden on the shoulders of the workers. The opposition to the Budget proposals is mainly a class opposition, but it finds no real answer in the country, where the Budget has been received as a fair and practical attempt to meet the unusual deficiency in a statesmanlike manner by increasing the taxation of the luxuries of all classes, and leaving industries free. The excessive hatred with which the proposals are dis- cussed in the Unionist Press makes it clear that the opposition is a class affair, for there is no real opposition in the country. It is still the hope of some Unionist organs that the Lords will throw out the Bill, or so mangle it that thp Government will have no other course open but to resign and appeal to the country, though the most rabid oppon- ents of the Liberal Government have little faith in the success of this proposal. The Opposition are strangely weak in de- bating power, and there is no strength in obstruction, as much of the eriticfem of the Budget has been. The landowners andithe liquor interests, with wealth are the only interests offering serious opposi- tion, which is loud because weak in argu- ment. The financial needs of the country must be met, and the only question is, who is to pay ? When the ob ections of the land and liquor and wealth are faced the question arises: If not the land- owners, the Trade, and the wealthy classes, who ? Those ections of the public who are already bearing more than their share of the taxation of the country. Must land, drink, and wealth for ever miss their share of taxation whilst the other sections of taxpayers pay their already large share and accept all the natural increase There have been wild charges that the Budget pro- posals are Socialistic, that they are vengeful and designed to attack interest, The country is already wearied of the tales of the poor rich," who will have to deny themselves small luxuries in con- sequence of Mr Lloyd George's proposals. We seem to hear little about the poor middle classes and the poor working classes who are expected to accept their share of taxation-and it is a big one- without a murmur or a demur. Only the poor rich, the poor 'landowners, the poor brewers, need consideration and ex- ceptions, lest they should be 'deprived of
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The Merthyr Council and the respon- sible section of the public of that town have just had a sorry experience and disappointment. The Cyfarthfa Park was formally opened to the public on Saturday with much rejoicing. On Sunday there was a strange outbreak of hooliganism. The crowds visiting the Park were great, and became unmanage- able by the police. By night the police force had to be increased to 20 officers, and in spite of this they were powerless to maintain order or even to prevent malicious and wicked damage to the trees, flowers, and the castle itself. The sluices at the pond were interfered with, and the roof of the castle damaged. Some of the worst offenders are to be proceeded against for damaging the property of the-Corporation. The experi- ence is a sorry one, but let not the Council despair. We do not recall such an outbreak of hooliganism in a public park in Wales before. It is necessary to teach the most irresponsible section of the public a proper respect for public property. In Continental towns, where the people have long been accustomed to protect town property and to respect trees, flowers, and buildings, it is only necessary to appeal to their honour, re- questing them by public notice to preserve public property, which is in reality their own. The people of Merthyr must do their share as well as the police and magistrates till a section of the public have learnt to respect beautiful things, and recognise the rights of all to the enjoyment of public parks and open places. When the parks in Cardiff were first opened it was felt to be neces- sary to placard the whole place with warning notices and to place superin- tendents at regular intervals to protect the borders and plants. Most of the notices have disappeared, the gardeners do the necessary work of superintendence, and the public are allowed many privi- leges in the parks which were not dreamed of at the time of opening. The destructive and rowdy section of Merthyr who damaged the park, the castle build- ing, and the sluices at the pond will learn the necessary lesson in time. They have been too long excluded from the enjoy- ment of such refinements to know how to appreciate the use of a park.
The National Pageant Committee have decided that the Pageant performances shall be free from intoxicants in the re- freshment tents, but a compromise was made in agreeing to permit the sale on the grounds during the garden parties, evening entertainments, gymkhanas, etc. The committee would have been wise to have avoided intoxicants altogether, for the grounds are close to the town and there can be no possible excuse for requir- ing drink on the Pageant enclosure. The presence of ladies and children at the' Pageant proved too strong a point to be ignored by those who were inclined to favour the supply of intoxicants on the field. The Master of the Pageant grew eloquent in his earnestness to persuade the committee against permitting the sale of intoxicants, which was defended on the plea of the value of the privilege. It was soon made clear to the committee that the value of the license would be more than lost in the opposition which might be set up against the Pageant itself.
The fair as an institution belongs to a past age. It lingers here and there, but there are many attempts to reduce it and even to terminate its existence.. Modern life with its opportunities for enjoyment, trade and amusement has rendered the old-fashioned fair quite unnecessary. Those who have the control of the peace, and others who are concerned with public morality, declare the fair to be as undesir- able as it is unnecessary. But Brecon is in the unusual position of desiring an ex- tension of the May and November Fairs which are held in the public streets of that town. The Council have petitioned for an extension from two to four days and the Home Secretary declines to grant the petition. At Tuesday's meeting the Mayor said it would be a great disap- pointment to the people of the town, the majority of whom were in favour of ex- tending the fairs. Brecon is in a unique position, but the Home Secretary evi- dently knows what is best for the public and what, too, is the spirit of the times with regard to street fairs.
When the Tory party were busy making party capital out of the Navy scare and crying for more Dreadnoughts, and play- wrights were picturing the invaders swarming the country during a fog, they all conveniently forgot the existence of the British Navy. The plans of invasion were made without taking into account the first line of defence." It was ridiculous, but a little humiliating to national pride in all except those Big Navyites who overlooked what the country already had. The British Navy is something more than a phantom after all and the British Army more than a sham," according to the leader of the Conscription crusade. For instance, the Admiralty are preparing for the forth- coming manoeuvres of the British Fleet, and during the past "fortnight contracts have been entered into for coaling the ships at sea. Over 40 steamers have been secured for carrying the necessary coal and for bunkering the ships at sea, a rather formidable order for a Navy which can be overlooked or forgotten in a time of threatened invasion!
Imperial Press Conference. The Imperial Press Conference opened at the Foreign Office on Monday morning, and as a prelude on Saturday evening the delegates from all parts of the Empire were the guests at a huge banquet given in their honour in the Hall of Music at the White City, Shepherd's Bush, with Lord Rosebery as chief speaker. Sir Hugh Graham is one of the chief represen- tatives of the Canadian Press, and is a man of most genial and attractive personality. He has been editor and proprietor of the Montreal Star since its foundation in 1869, and was the first Canadian journalist to be knighted. Mr R. Kyffin-Thomas, of the Adelaide Register," is a man of quiet force of character, and is a staunch believer in the great possibi- lities of direct trading with Canada across th Pacific. The Hon. J. W. Kirwan, as a young Irish emigrant, started The Miner in the gold-digging camp at Kalgoorlie during the gold rush, and still wields the editorial blue pencil. The Hon. Surendra Nath Banerjee. editor of the Bengalee," is a picturesque personality. He has been somewhat of a stormy petrel in Indian affairs. He won a legal tussle with the Indian Civil Service Commis- sioners about the age-limit in 1868, and after- wards gave up his position as an assistant magistrate to devote himself to his countrv's cause. In 1879 he became proprietor of the Bengalee." Twice Mr Banerjee has been president of the Indian National Congress. Our other portrait is that of a representative New Zealander, Mr Gresley Lukin* editor of the Evening Post," Wellington. Sir HUGH GRAHAM, "Montreal Star."
Fifty Years Ago. l' FROM" CARDJFFTIMES," JUNE 11,1859. The Beaufort works will shortly be put on slack blast, and many of the coal and mine contracts will be stopped if rain does not-come down in heavy showers, as nearly all the ponds are getting dry." 0 The Queen has been pleased to erect the district of Moreton Bay, New South Wales, into a separate colony, to be called the Colony of Queensland and to appoint Sir George Fer- guson Bowen, K-C-N.G., to be Captain- General and Governor-in-Chief in and over the said colony and its dependencies." The splendid steamer Robert Lowe, of London, has left the Cardiff Docks with nearly 2,000 tons of coal on board, for the Mediterran- ean. This ship drew near twenty feet of water, and when the present neap tides are taken into consideration it speaks well of our port. She proceeded down channel in first-rate style. Another large steamer is expected daily." Cardiff Regatta, it is expected, will come off next month, and should the subscriptions come in plentifully, good sport may be looked for. Several fine pilot cutters have been added to the fleet since last year, and the Cardiff Amateur Rawing Gtub have some splendid gigs. They h&ve been practising for anne time past, and have made rapid improvement in their rowing. If the Corporation would assist the committee with a donation and lend their assistance, as is done at Swansea, a regatta ooum be gotup that would surpass any hitherto known in the Bristol Channel." Mr Perry, Inspector of Prisons for the southern district of Great Britain, published on Saturday his report in the shape of a very small pocket btae-book- There are a few local references of interest. At Cardiff Gaol the prisoners appear to be half-starved, and the dietary was to be improved on the suggestion of Mr Perry. The den at Swansea for the accommodation of debtors is to be aban- doned. Mr Perry calls the visiting justices of Brecon county gaol to account for putting cer- tain prisoners in irons for two months, there being no legal warrant, for so doing except for the purposes of controlling violence or pre- venting escape. The men were being punished for an escape."
Royalty Down a Mine. THE CORNISH TOUR. The Prince and Princess of Wales reached Liskeard at half-past 1 on Thursday afternoon, when they received an enthusiastic welcome from the thousands of people who had gathered on the decorated parade. The address, en- closed in a casket of Cornish tin and copper, was presented to -them. The Princess graci- ously received a bouquet from",the Mayor',Aittle daughter, and thousands of school children sang God Bless the Prince of Wales." The Prince and Princess motored to the Phcenix Tin Mines, which are situated under- neath the Cheesewring, about seven miles from, Liskeard, and at which the Princess christened a new shaft. In view of what has been effected by the new proprietors in comparatively a short time, the scene that greeted their Royal Highnesses was truly Phoenixlike. At the entrance to the marquee a beautiful bouquet was presented to the Duchess by a miner attired in his underground working clothes, and her Royal Highness shook hands with him, and graciously asked him a few questions. Luncheon followed, at which the health of the King was proposed by Mr John Gretton, the chairman of the company, who also proposed the health of their Royal Highnesses. Immediately afterwards their Royal High- nesses entered the famous Stowe added on the mine, and then the Princess started the great Cornish pumping engine and christened it the Princess of Wales by breaking a bottle of wine against the pumping rod. The new shaft was christened the Prince of Wales Shaft," the whole function being a great success. Donning mining attire the Prince and Princess of Wales then proceeded under- ground, and witnessed the miners at work-a unique experience for the Royal visitors. Afterwards the party proceeded to Cotehele House, where they took tea with the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe. Before leaving their Royal Highnesses ex- pressed to Mr Gretton the great pleasure they had experienced in all they had seen. Con- tinuing their tour the Prince and Princess arrived at Tavistock at 6.30. It Was known no stop would be made here, -but an immense crowd of loyal Tavistockians greeted the Duke and Duchess with loud hurrahs as they passed the Drake statue and along the New-road, which was gaily beflagged. The local Terri- torial infantry and artillery, with the Boy Scouts, lined the route, and their salute was returned by his Royal Highness as his car slowly passed from Tavistock. The Royal party proceeded to Princetown.
Suffragists' Cries. 4- SCENE IN DRAWING-ROOM. The Earl of Crewe, presiding on Thursday at the annual meeting of th«t South African Colonisation Society, held at 22, Portman- square, was four times interrupted by suffra- gists in the course of his address. The society exists to promote the protected emigration of women, and scarcely had Lord Crewe com- menced to speak when a young, well-dressed woman rose and cried: The question of votes for women is more important than colonisation. When are you going to settle the Question of votes for women ? The average wage of women is 7s 8d per week in this country. Why not give them the protection of the vote instead of asking them to colonise ?" The fashionable audience was amused and laughed heartily as the i v.f errupter was taken out of the room by a policeman, whilst Lord Crewe remarked I think we would assist that lady in a passage to South Africa." (Laughter.) His Lordship was proceeding when a young lady rose and cried Lord Crewe, how can you expect to have a strong race of woman in South Africa when the women here are so badly paid 1" The audience hissed, and, at the request of a foottftan, the lady withdrew. Subsequently other women rose on separate occasions and interrupted Lord Crewe amidst general hissing, whilst a gentleman called out, Take those lady hooligans out of the house." The interrupters were conducted from the room by a policeman, the last suffragist crying, Votes for women," whilst the audience shouted Shame!" Princess Christian, who was among those present, at first appeared to be amused at the interrupters, but with the repetition of the dis- turbance slfe expressed annoyance.
Pounded on Monday, an Airship League for the Dukedom of Gotha (Germany),has already collected £ 5.000 towards building an airship port at Gotha.
Cardiff Museum Transfer MR ED-WIN SEWARD'S OPPOSITION. On Thursday morning a committee of the House of Commons, over which Mr Charles Nicholson presided, resumed consideration of the Cardiff Corporation Bill. Mr John Kennedy, Parliamentary agent, acting on behalf of the solicitors for Mr Edwin Seward, architect, Cardiff, referred to a petition he proposed to lodge against alterations to Clavae38 of the Bill. Thisclause provides that the Corporation shall transfer to the National Museum of Wales the collections now in the Welsh Museum of the Corpora- tion. Sub-clauses provide for the-levying of a half-penny rate, and for the transfer of liabili- ties and obligations of the Corporation to the Museum authorities. Mr Ken- nedy said he had received instuc- tions by telegraph to lodge a petition against this portion of the Bill. The sub-aection seeking to transfer the liabilities of the Cor- poration to the other body was not covered by the notice of the Bill published in the Lon- don Gazette" and the local newspapers, and his client had not had his attention drawn tb its provisions. The Chairman: Surely the Bill was adver- tised ? Mr Kennedy: Yes, but the Gazette notice did not contain any reference to this proposed transfer, and my client did not lodge a petition against it. When he discovered this he communicated with his solicitors, and they communicated with the Corporation, calling attention to the omission and to the fact that he, as architect employed by them in re- lation to the existing building, would be hit by this provision in respect to the liabilities, very considerably due, by the Corporation. Counsel asked the Committee to postpone con- sideration of this clause to their next meeting so that he might ascertain what objection Mr Seward had to this new clause. Mr Ackworth, leading counsel for the pro- moters of the Bill, pointed out that under the Standing Orders of the House a Committee could not enter into such a question without a special order of the House. He understood that negotiations were going on at present be- tween the parties. The Corporation wanted to treat Mr Seward fairly, and counsel had no doubt the matter would be properly dealt with. The Chairman: Before the argument goes further, I may say that we feel inclined to deal with this clause! as it originally stood in the Bill and to postpone consideration of the matter until next Tuesday. Mr Ackworth and Mr Kennedy intimated that this would meet with their views, and Mr Ackworth observed that there was no strained feeling between Mr Seward and the Corpora- tion. If the clause were to stand in the Bill as originally drafted, then Mr Kennedy would be out of court, as his petition was against the alterations. The Committee adjourned till Tuesday morning.
Corpus Christi Festival. SCENES AT CARDIFF. The festival of Corpus Christi was publicly observed at Cardiff on Thursday in the usual way by a procession through the chief streets of the city and a religious service in the Castle grounds. The popularity of the pro- cession was. again strikingly evidenced by the concourse of spectators not only in the streets, but. filling the upper wlndowsal ong the route to the castle. The sight was an interesting and pleasing one. In the Roman Catholic schools of Cardiff, Penarth, and Barry, there are about 4,000 children, and it was estimated that the majority of these participated in the pro- cession, which was imposing for its length and picturesqueness. Each school furnished a large number of banners of varying sizes, design, and colour, and several brass and drum-and- fife bands enlivened the march. Girls with their white dresses and boots, coloured sashes, long white veils and floral wreaths, made a pretty picture. A contrasting splash of colour was given by the ihoir boys in scarlet cassocks. Many of the smaller boys were also effectively dressed in sailor costumes or in white, while the St. Patrick's Church boys, with the name of the Irish patron saint plainly printed in gold letters upon the green bands of their straw hat and with green bows in their coats, attracted a lot of notice. The children, at the outset, mustered in their respective schools. St. David's, St. Peter's, and St. Albans, joined forces in Bute- terrace, and led off the procession along Custom House-street, and into St. Mary-street. St. Mary's, Canton, came in via Saunders-road (Great Western Railway station), and fol- lowed on, while Grangetown, Penarth, and Barry came along Penarth-road and brought up the rear. The procession occupied forty minutes in passing a given point. Admirable arrange- ments for controlling the large crowd were made by the Head Constable (Mr W. McKenzie), who was present mounted. Leaving the streets the children passed into the beautiful grounds of Cardiff Castle, where there was a procession of the Blessed Sacra- ment and Benediction. Bare-Headed Monarch. Vienna, Thursday,—The Emperor Francis Joseph was present to-dat, at the usual Corpus Christi procession, walking bare-headed in the hot sun.-Reuter.
Y,3,000,000 CONTRACT. Santiago de Chile, Thursday Sir John Jackson, Mr Norton Griffiths, and their staff have arrived here after a preliminary survey of the route of the projected new railway across the Andes from Arica, in Chile, to La Paz, in Bolivia, for the construction of which at an estimated cost of 43,000,000 Sir John Jackson, Ltd., have secured the contract. In crossing the Andes Sir John Jackson and his party had great hardships to encounter owing to the intensity of the cold. At one part they were blocked up by the snow for four days, and 40 degrees of frost were registered. Accompanied by the Government's engineer, Mr Mateo Clark, Sir John Jackson was yester- day received by President Montt, when the contracts for the construction of the line were signed and exchanged. Sir John estimates that it will take three years to complete the work, The present sur- vey provides for the laying of a 22 miles rai 1- way track of the most difficult and mountainous character in the world. The railway will attain an altitude of no less than 14,000 feet, and when completed will place Bolivia in direct communication with the Pacific Coast. The letting of the contract to Sir John Jackson, Ltd., is highly popular here and on their arrival Sir John and his party were warmly greeted by a large concourse of people.—Cen- tral News.
This is the perfect Weary Willie his only regret is that he ever learned to walk," re- marked the Northwich police superintendent concerning a man charged with vagrancy.
GOHSEDD OF BARDS. Reform Bill Compromise. CONFERENCE RESULTS. Welsh Festival's New Era. The crisis in the Bardic State is apparently over. When the Archdruid unsheaths the great sword in Kensington Gardens next week the assembled bards may, with a clear con- science, give a practically unanimous response of Heddwch to the Archdruid's challenge of Is it peace ?" On Thursday there was circulated among the members of the great Bardic Parliament., which holds its annual Session in London next Wednesday, the text of the new Bardic Consti- tution, as amended at the recent conference between the Bardic Cabinet and the official Opposition to the Archdruid's Reform Bill. It is shown in this official report that the Progres- sives and Conservatives among the bards arrived at an amicable agreement, and were enabled to present a unanimous report and recommendation to next week's Parliament. New Era InEisteddfod History. This matter has engrossed the attention of the fraternity for the past three years—indeed, ever since the accession to office of the present Archdruid. His reform proposals were re- garded with marked suspicion by a strong section, especially among the older bards. The opposition at one time seriously threatened the peace of the Bardic Court, and until the re- cent conference a crisis undoubtedly impended, A high eisteddfodic authority, whose experi- ence extends over nearly half a century, re- gards this conference as the most important event in eisteddfodic history since the estab- lishment of the National Eisteddfod Associa- tion nearly 30 years ago. A comparison of the text of the Bill, as it now appears, with that of the Bill as originally drafted will show that the Archdruid has gone a very long way to meet the objections of those whose opposition was prompted by a real regard for the interests of bardism. It is equally obvious that the Opposition has as generously recognised the crying need for re- forms in the Gorsedd economy. The outcome of this mutual give-and-take is the submission of a scheme to which the leaders of the Oppo- sition have given their hearty adhesion, and which may consequently be expected to meet with but little further serious opposition. It is now agreed by both parties that the scheme as submitted next week meets a real demand for reform without in any wa in- fringing upon the ancient rights of the bardic fraternity, or depriving its ceremonials of any of their attractiveness and picturesqueness. It will certainly add to the dignity of the Gorsedd and to the value of its degrees. Subordinate Gorsedds. While old bardic traditions are observed and respected, the altered educational conditions of the age are as frankly recognised. How wide- spread are the influences of British bardism is forcibly borne on the mind by the fourth of the six parts into which the Bill is now divided. This part deals with the relations existing be- tween the chief or parent Gorsedd in Britain and the subordinate Gorsedds in other coun- tries. There arc at present Gorsedds or somewhat similar institutions in Ireland, Brittany, the United States, Patagonia, Australia, Germany, and Spain. All these are subordinate to the Ancient Gorsedd of Bards of the Isle of Britain." The two first named have been officially recognised by the parent institution, the next three sent delegates to the British Gorsedd last year soliciting recognition, and the authorities of the remaining two are said to be contemplating similar action. The nature of the relations between the British and its subordinate Gorsedds is now clearly defined in the constitution, as are also the conditions, upon which the foreign sub- ordinate Gorsedds can be recognised- Archdruid's Sovereignty. The Archdruid is the titular and recognised head of the whole bardic system, but only by special resolution of the Gorsedd can he cele- brate Gorsedd rights outside Great Britain. Insimilar manner the Gorsedd can either re- cognise existing subordinate Gorsedds in other lands, or can establish such an applica- tion. It is worthy of note that no subordinate Gorsedd can have its own Archdruid. There is only one Archdruid, the official head of any sub-Gorsedd bearing the title of Great Druid. Whenever the Archdruid visits any foreign Gorsedd. he in virtue of his office presides at its rites and ceremonials. No existing foreign sub-Gorsedd can be recognised and no charter authorising the establishment of any new sub-Gorsedd can be granted except upon the following condi- tions :— 1. Formal application must be made by de- putation for such charter or recognition. 2. The Gorsedd must be satisfied that there is nothing in he-,CODStitution of the petition- ing sub-Gorsedd militating against the fun- damental principles of the parent Gorsedd. 3. The petitioning Gorsedd must formally undertake to recognise the supremacy of the Gorsedd and the authority of the Archdruid.
Millionaire's Funeral. SCENES OF LEVITY. Paris, Thursday.—The funeral of M. Chau- chand. late proprietor of the Magasins Du Louvre, took place to-day. Among the mourners were MM. Loubet, Leygnea, Col- mette, and Loze, and 3,000 employees of the Magasin Du Louvre also followed the hearse. The route to the Madeleine was lined with troops, who had considerable difficulty in keep- ing the spectators back. The interior of the church was draped with costly black hangings, and a selection of funeral music was given by a full choir during the service. When the cortege left the church for the cemetery the police had to force a way through dense crowds, who displayed most unseemly levity, laughing and joking and evidently re- garding the whole affair as a spectacle got up for their benefit. Two persons were arrested in front of the Magasin Du Louvre for blowing toy sirens. In the Place Voltaire there was some hoot- ing, and as the procession entered the cemetery some scuffling took place. The coffin was lowered into the vault at 4 o'clock, and the crowd then slowly dispersed-—Reuter. Ex-president Loubet was amongst those present at the church. He was recognised on arrival, and was greeted with loud cries of Long live Loubet." The costly coffin con- taining the body was covered with rare flowers, and was conveyed in a magnificent plumed funeral car drawn by four horses with rich mourning trappings. In the Rue Royal the crowd besieged the carriages containing wreaths and, other floral tributes, and snatched the flowers, which they distributed in front of the church and in the neighbouring streets as mementoes of the occasion. According to the Patrie the flowers which were taken were worth no less than £ 1,000.— Central. News.
Society Lady's Death. SUPPRESSED SHOOTING MYSTERY. -4 The London Evening News gives details of a supressed inquest, a shooting mys- tery of great interest, the victim being an American society lady of considerable beauty, who whilst living in Mayfair was found shot. The inquest was held at St. Pancras Coroner's Court on May 19th, and no account appeared in the public press, although the inquest was held in open court and reporters were present. The facts of the case, according to the "Lon- don Evening News," are as-follows :—The lady on whom the inquest was held was Mrs Agnes Ruiz, an actress, whose name figured in a millionaire's divorce suit in 1908. Shortly after this case Mrs Ruiz was herself divorced by her husband, Mr Antonio a Ruiz, a former member of the Cuban Legation in Washington. Dressed always in the height.of fashion, she made a striking figure in New York society. Whilst riding in the Central Park her horse one day became unmanageable. A millionaire, well-known both in America and England, came to her assistance, and thus began an acquaintance which lasted until within a few weeks of her death. Mrs Ruiz came over to London at the beginning of the present season and took a house in Grosvenor-street, the most fashionable part of Mayfair, her servants including two French maids, a butler, a footman, page, cook, and two housemaids. She led a somewhat retired life, the principal caller being her mil- lionaire friend. Early in May the visits of the millionaire ceased, and Mrs Ruiz became irri- table and depressed. She ate little, and became in such a low state of health that a doctor was summoned. It was announced that she was suffering from a heart affection. In the second week in May Mrs Ruiz took to her bed. On Sunday, May 16th, a shot was heard in her bed- room, and Mrs Ruiz was found dangerously wounded with a revolver lying by her side. She died the same evening in a nursing home.
210)000 FOR CARDIFF COLLEGE. By her will the late Mrs Annie Fulton, who had always been a generous supporter of the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, bequeathed amounts making a total of 110,645 lis 4d. Of this amount £4,000 was a specific legacy ifor general pur- poses, E3,327 5s 8d for the establishment of a chair or chains for a professorship or professor- ships in connection with the College, and E3,3275s8d for theompletion of the interior or exterior of the New University College in Cathays Park. This is one of the largest lega- cies left hitherto to the college funds.
The ancient church of Kirkdale, near Kirby Moorside, which dates back 1,200 years, and has the tombstone of a Saxon King, is to be restored.
Employers' Liability. COMPENSATION CLAIMS AT CARDIFF. Judge Owen dealt with compensation at the Cardiff County Court yesterday. Francis Hewart, a boilermaker, compensation from the Cardiff Chann«Dry Dock Company in respect to an injury sUS- tained on November 12th last year. Mr pat" sons was for the applicant, and Mr Lincoln Reed for the respondents. Applicant received compensation at the rate of ii per week up to December 5th. When able to work his earnings were £4 or £5 per week. After a conflict medical testimony, his Honour gave an award for compensation up to March 22nd, since whep the applicant had returned to his work. Leonard Dale, for whom Mr Parsons appeared applied for compensation from the Taff vale Railway Company, represented by Mr Lincoln Reed. The applicant, whilst at work aSa boilermaker's helper, had his right eye de* stroyed by a piece of metal flying into it, He was paid compensation at the rate of 101 per week for three months, and he was then taken back to work, being paid his old wages of 22s per week for working among the old men and apprentices. He worked until February* 1906, when he was asked to do something to which he objected, and, a disturbance ensuing he was ejected from the works liy a policemal* who was sent for. Since then he had worked as a shoemaker, but had been obliged to g!Ø: it up owing to the strain upon the remaining eye, and he was now in receipt of parish relief to the amount of 7s per week. His honour said that whenever a man had lost the sight of one eye his risk of blindness was greater than that of a man who had botb eyes. He gave a declaration of liability, with- out costs. Ali Hassan was the respondent, and Messrs W. J. Tatem and Co. the applicants, in an ap" plication to review and terminate a memoran", dum of agreement under which he received 169 Id per week as from January 21st in respect to injuries sustained by a fall in a stokehold dt sea. Medical evidence for the employers, called by Mr Lincoln Reed, showed that the man was malingering, and medical evidence called by Mr Parsons, for the man, showed him to be suffering from an injury to the back that prevented him standing upright. IIi. Honour referred the case to the medical referee.
Sunday Hooliganism IN MERTHYR'S NEW PARK. Last Sunday's rowdyism n Cyfarthfa Park. Merthyr, which was formaly opened to the public the previous day, had a sequel at the local Police Court yesterday, when 23 per* sons were summoned for doiig damage to Cor- poration property. Mr T. A. Rees, the town cark, who prose uted, said the conduct of sorce of the people who visited the park on Sundaz was like that of fiends incarnate rather than <f human beings* The place was like Bedlam. Tie Corporation had instructed him to press tie cases so that they might be dealt with in sich a way as to act as a deterrent to others. Some of the defendants wer charged with damaging the rhododendrons, others with damaging tho, trees by swirring on branches ancC breaking them, others with damaging the roof of the caste, and others with damaging fences. Fines varying from 40s and cots to 10s and costs were imposed.
"I want X20,010.11 COOL DEMAND AT CARDIFF FANK. The officials at the National Bank, Lnited, St. Mary-street, Cardiff, were taken abac yes- terday afternoon by the cool request of aman for £ 20,000. He was dressed respectabl, and was about 24 years of age. Noticing a note of interrogation inthe face of the cashier, he explained that he yafl being kept back from this money. The queer visitor was informed of the 11- possibility of his demand, and then he asketo be taken to King Edward VII. I want to see him badly," said he, "at I people keep me from him. As the man persisted in his demands, a C(1, stable on duty outside was called in and I took the visitor to the workhouse.
LIVrNG WITH ANOTHER WOMAM Cardiff Decree Nisi. In the Divorce Court on Thursday, before the President (Sir John Bigham), the case of Cross v. Cross was heard. Tits was a atrit of l\frsi Kate Cross, living in James-street, Cardiff, for a divorce from Mr Thomas Cross, whose occu-1 pation was not stated, by regson of his dese;, tion and adultery. There was no defence. Mr A. T. Bucknill (instructed by Mr Morgan Rees, of Cardiff), who appeared for the petitioner, said the ma-riage took place on the 30th August, 1894, atLlandaff Cathe- dral, and the parties afterwards lived in Cow- bridge-road, Cardiff. On the 22nd August. 1902, the respondent deserted hi wife. In 1905 the wife got a separation ordir from him on the ground of desertion, and in 908 she found that he was living in Wiltshir with another, woman. Mrs Cross gave evidence'n support of, counsel's statement. After the de&rtion in 1902 she did not know for some time ere her hus*. band was. She eventually found im out and obtained a separation order, undt which be had to pay her 10s a week- EdwicPattison, a brother-in-law, gave evidence tit he found that the respondent was living at hdgersball. Wiltshire, with another woman. A decree nisi, with costs, was granted.
NEWPORT CYCLIST'S ATE. Mr F. H. Edwards, deputy coronet held aB inquest at Abersychan yesterday oiWilliaoo Henry Owen (40), mineral water fotnan, of Seven Oak-street, Newport, who wi fatally injured whilst cycling home through lw Iniu on Whit-Monday evening. John ùlivaJ1, labourer. New Inn, near Pontypool, al that shortly after 9 p.m. he was going towards the Upper New Inn tublic" house for his supper beer, when waS knockea down by a cyclist from behind Wit- ness turned round and saw deceased, whgaxo a groan as he fell, being carried into the iblic house in an unconscious condition. The enlist was not going very fast at the time. Dr. R. V. Haylett said he saw deceas at Pontypool Hospital, at midnight, and the ise of the skull was fractured. It was imposale to state what was the condition of thee- ceased, but he smelt of drink. Four days aft" wards he recovered consciousness and rec- nised his wife. The jury returned a verdictf Accidental death
STIPENDIARY'S SHUDDER. Jeremiah Flynn, Gray-street, Canton, wh appeared in court at Cardiff, yesterday, with scar on the bridge of his nose, summolief William Williams, at whose mother's lod house Flynn stayed for assault. Flynn sale that the defendant flew into the house in a teno per and kickedhim on the nose, and then deU another tremendous kick on his leg. Rollift up his trouser-leg Flynn showed a big patch o inky-black skin above the knee, at which th Deputy-stipendiary involuntarily shuddered Williams, a young man recently released frOZO gaol after serving six months for rob,ery violence, alleged that Flynn was en<oura £ JI,T prostitution in his mother's house. Itr Jones described Williams as a violent ciatacter and fined him E3 and costs, or ajaoB&P* Williams: I will do the month, sir. t 1
BRIDEGROOM'S BODYGUMJ). On the occasion of the marriage of Mr H. Gaskell, of Cardiff, to Miss Charl«, daughter of Mr H. Pendrill Charles, of Eg* at the Cadoxton-juxta-Neath Church on^^ day next the bridegroom will have a od?\ guard of Army and Navy veterans, t Gaskell is the commandant of the local V øll Society, and is very popular with them, ^hep expressed a, desire to be present at the vea" ding, and in charge of Sergeant Flam each wearing uniform similar to that tble pensioners at Chelsea Hospital, they wi bo present wearing their various caulpcr medals. I
BRECON'S DISAPPOINTMEN', ¡ At Tuesday's meeting of Brecon Town cil, a communication was read from the tary of State declining to grant the petiti01*- the Council to extend the time of holding May and November fairs on the streets o town from 2 to 4 days, but expressing ness to reconsider the question sh° fairs be removed to some more conve situation. The Mayor (Dr. Francis) sal 0J)pJ would be a great disappointment to the of the town, the majority of doubtedly were in favour of the fairs (May ,f November) being extended to four days.
NEW STIPENDIARY. MR LLEUFER THOMAS SWORN IN-. In a Divisional Court of the King's gjjt Thursday, before the Lord Chief T1} Justices Jelf and Sutton, Mr Daniel -c^c Thomas, forbaerly Secretary of the Welsu Commission, was sworn in as magistrate for the Petty Sessional Divi Pontypridd. ^th After Mr Thomas had taken the uSU. the Lord Chief Justice and the other J warmly shook hands with the new Stipe of
While playing with a revol V,'r on the e her marriage, a bride at Ileydekrug, Prussia, accidentally shot herself dead.
some of their luxuries. This is what the arguments against the Budget pro- posals amount to at present. The opposition to the Budget is edifying. Yesterday and to-day the Tories cry, We want eight Dreadnoughts, and we won't wait," but they want somebody else to pay for them, and the ordinary financial necessities of the country as well. If the rich Tories have to sacrifice "flowers and carriages to pay the increased taxation, the working classes have to pay through their tobacco and liquor. We hear no defence of the poor poor in all this opposition to the Budget, only the hard lot of the poor rich." The country is not likely to rise to such political party bait as this.