rO-»AV'S SHORT STORY.] A Night on a Derelict. I The big four-master, with her towering ipews, long, tapering yarde, and va.st spread of snowy canvas, was bi>wMng merrily along > through the misty waves of the North Atlantic. On the poop, Captain Soames oontiIvued to pace up and down. Presently the round, jovial face and broad shoulders of Mr. Lanyon, the first mate, appeared upon the companion-ladder. He stepped ;,0 the cap- tain's side, and the two were soon deep in a consultation regarding the weather. A hail from the look-out forward, who reported a vetssel in sight, interrupted, their conference. "Where away?" demanded the skipper. "On the starboard bow. &ir," was the reply. Mr. Lanyon seized a glass and ran forward. Carruthers, Watts, and the other apprentices scrambled into the shrouds, all eager to get a climpse of the strange vessel. Away in the distance, on the far horizon, they could dis- tinguish one solitary tapering mast, standing out alearly against the evening sky. The ma.te remained in the bows for some oonsiderable time, with his glass fixed upon the distant vessel. Then he tucked it under his arm, and walked slowly aft. "Well?" demanded Captain Soames. "What do you make of her?" "A derelict. No sign of life on board, as far as I could see." "We must be sure of that," said the skipper. By five o'clock they were within a ootilPle of miles of her. What a sight she present-ed-that dismantled, crippled ship- lying there at the mercy of wind and waves! Her boats were gone, her bulwarks had been torn away," and her decks were almost flush with the water. The Strathearn hove to, a boat was swung out. and bumped down into the water with a eplaeh. The four men selected by Mr. Lanyon were quickly on board, and then the mate himself slipped down into the stern. At the last moment Carruthers and Watts, two young apprentices, came rushing up. The mate looked an inquiry at Captain Soames, who nodded his he.:td, and the next moment the two boys were over the side. As they approached the derelict the mate saw something moving in the bows. "What is it?" he said, pointing it out to the boys. I think it's a dog, eir," replied Watts. No," put in Carruthers, whose eyesight was remarkably keen. It's-i-t's-a goat!" On approaching the wreck it became evident that the goat was the sole occupant of the deck. As the boat ranged alongside Mr. Lanyon sprang on board, followed by the two boys. Meanwhile the mate had made a hasty examination of the forecastle. It tol-d its own tale—a tale of panic, of hurried desertion. "We must have a look at the cabin next," said Mr. Lanyon. "But stay! You two had better remain where you are." Off he went aft, the boys watching him as he advanced cautiously across the open expanse that lay between them and the poop. Just as the mate was within ten or twelve pacee of the door leading to the cabin a wave came tumbling over the veesel. Mr. Lanyon made a bolt for it, but slipped, missed his footing, and rolled over into the torrent. Down the slope of the deck he went, and the I next moment was sent flying off into the eea. Fortunately, the boat was lying at that side,' tinder the shelter of the poop. The I sailors, hearing a Startled cry from the deck, pushed off at once. The mate, however, was swept away to a considerable distance before they could reach him. While the boys were still anxiously watch- ing the rescue, a thin, vapoury wreath swept down between, growing denser and denser every moment. Then a startling sound came t, > them' from the Strathearn. They knew -11 what it meant—it was the blast of the shi p's fog-horn. y sudden chill, a thrill of dismay ana alan. 1, passed through both lade. Looking out ft I)m the shelter 6f tho forecastle, they saw tb, e Strathearn was no longer visible; the boav • too. had disappeared. The bo-) s bellowed and roared for lielp, and then listened with feverish intentnese. There was little t hance of the boat finding its way back to tO10 derelict, still less of the Siratheasn kitting upon them in such dense fog as this. come, "aid Carrirthers, at lengm, en- deavouring to shaike off these gloomy impres- sions. The Strathearn will stand by till morning, and take us off the moment the fog lifts. Meanwhile, as it is clear we wJl have to spemd t'he -night on board, we may a& well-" ??od havens' what was that? A &oa,rL a. low growl, a sera/Achamg' and teaæi' "° tl- c?in yonder-tbat M what it sounded li.?ke. With a vague feeling of awe and dread they stood there and listened. At intervals the sounds were repeated—the same aaMrY onaxl, the deep growl, and the uoratohing of wood. What could it be? Can't think what on earth to make or it" said Carruthers. There's some thing or other shut up in the catonr—that,e clear! -P<-Yn my word, I have hali a. mind to go and see what it is." "No, don't!" iirt-erpoeed his companion, in alarm. „ 111 fi„ nd out I'll do it!" cried the 1ad. l',ll ftnd out what it is!" He groped his way alomg, his senses keenly on the alert. Suddenly, with a cry of terroT and dismay, he turned and bolted out on deck, in his alarm quite forgetting to ala-m the door behind him. "To the maot!" he yelled to his-compaanon. "Up the mast for yo.ur life!" Watts seized a ro'p.e that was (tangling down from the yard, and swarmed. up the mast as fast as he could go. After him went Carruthers. Scarceiy was he out of reach than there was a rush-a deafeniufg roar- and, with a bound, a huge speckled beast shot out on deck. It was a jaguar: For a second or two the fierce creature stood still, a.nd glared aroumd the deserted deck. Then a terrified bleat from the unfor- tunate goat attracted its attention, and it "bounded off towards the forecastle. The next moment it had seized upon its prey. The two boys clambetred out upon the yard- arm, and there they clung, palpitating with fea.r. After a time, which seemed ages to the boys. the brute retired again to the fore- castle. "Now's our chance!" whispered Watts. I "ShaJl we slip down?" Better wait a minute," returned the other, in the same low tone. The delay, however, proved faital to their hopes. As if aware of their intention, the jaguar stole out from the forecastle endlaid Kftelf down below the entrance. "Carruthers, what are we to do?" Watts whispered again. "There is noth-ing for it but to remain where we are," was the reply. The sound of a mighty yawn came to them from the deck. Looking down they saw that the jaguar had risen to its feet, and was stretching its powerful limbs. The next moment, with slow, cat-like tread, it moved towards the mast. Round and round it went in a circle, keep- 1ng it? head turned upwards, as if consider- ing the best manner in which to reach the yard-arm. Suddenly the brute bloked away to a 9hort distance and crouched on the deck. Its back was bent in a strong downward curve, fet seemed to brace jts powerful muscles. and to measure its distance carefully. Good Heavens! it was ajxmt to spring. A breathless pa-tise; and, then, like a stone from a sling, the jaguar shot into the air. It struck the mast, which shook under the shock; the terrible claws were driven into the wood. It was a question of a minute or iwo now; if the jaguar maintadned its hold Nothing could save them. At that critical moment, with death hover- tng so near, a sound reached their ears which brought a thrill of hope to their hearts. It was the loud blast of a fog-horn! They looked round, and—ch, joy!—there was the Strathearn bearing down upon them. At the sound of that blast the jaguar. still clinging to the mast, had turned its head round in the direction. Suddenly it relaxed its hold arid dropped back on deck, where it stood glaring across at the boat, which was now rapidly approaching the wreck. In the stern, a. rifle sticking up between his knees, was Mr. Wardlaw, the second mate. The very sight of him brought relief to the boys As the boat drew in close to the derelict the men rested upon their oars. Wardlaw stood ai) I took steady aim at the jaguar, and ftred'. With a snarl of rage the brute bounded into the air, but came down on its legs again. A second, a third shot followed; and then the jaguar was sprawling on its back in the throes of death. When it had ceased to struggle Ca.r- ruthera and Watts crawled feebly back along the yard-arm, a.nd slid down the mast. The terrors of the night, the long etra-in upon their minds, bad told severetf upon both. As they rowed back to the Strathearn the mate informed the boys that Mr. Lanyon's boat had got safely back to the ship the pre- vious evening, after pulling1 about in the fog For an hour or more. They would probably have rema-inkd in tgnorance at" to how the jaguar oame to be on tho wreck, but for one of those curious 'coincidences th-at sometimes occur at sea. The following day they fell in with a couple of boa,ts. the occupants of which proved to be the crew of the water-logged vessel. When they were taken on board, they told how their ship, the Lone Pilgrim, had sailed from ftio with a general cargo. Part of their freight consisted of several wild bea-va, A succession of fierce gales blew them out t>f their course, and drove them far norths As their vessel was badly injured and fast becoming water-logged, they were compelled to take to the two remaining boats. -By this time all the beasts, with the exception ot the jaguar. bad been- weebed-overbcmird.
You Cruel Wretch! "I BOOUS DETECTIVE'S FRAUDS I At the trial at the Old Bailey yterday of James Egan for obtaining money from women by pretending to be a detective, one of the witnesses, Mrs. James, said she was heart- broken when prisoner told her he meant to arrest her husband. Turning to the prisoner, witness said passionately, "You cruel wretch! You have nearly killed me with worry." Prisoner (coldly): You will kill yourself if you don't shut up. Mr. James said that he Wa.3 in no monetary difficulties, and never had been. Prisoner: You don't know me, do you? Witn-.s: -No, you scoundrel! You are net fit to walk the earth: (Laughter.) The jury found the prisoner guilty, and he was sent to penal servitude for three years.
I NOTABLE LIFEBOATMAN. I The work of the Montrose lifeboat. has formed material for a graphic narrative from the pen of D. C. Duncan in book form, who, a3 reported yesterday, died in Cardiff Sea- men's Hospital. He describes the part he took in a rescue on October 21, 1854, when he was only sixteen. Here is an extract which epeaks for itself:- "Just as the crew were to start on their errand of mercy one of the men lost courage and came ashore. There being no better one on the spot at the time, the coxswain called out to me (Duncan) to come and take the vacant oar. Being only a lad of sixteen yeai s DAVID C. DUNCAN. • — then, I hesitated a little, feeling my inability to engage in such hazardous work; but with gome persuasion and a few encouraging words from the crew and the bystanders I decided to go. While attaching the hawser to the vessel the pilot-boat engaged in the work wa.s swamped. and s-ix men 011 board were thrown into the water, one being myself (Duncan). Three managed to scramble on bo?rd. and the other three, being expert swimmers, made for the shore, whioh tj?; reached in safety. Duncan was connected with the lifeboat service for about twenty years, and for nine years he acted as coxswain-superintendent. On his retirement is June, 1885, he was pre- sented with the silver medal of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and a cheque for E10.
Taxi-cab Adventure CENTLEMAN MISSES HIS PURSE Two etylishly-dreseed women, May M'Lous'h- 1m (52), and Violet Rae (22), the latter an American subject, both described as mar- ried, were charged before Mr. Hutton at Clerkenwell yesterday with being concerned in stealing L3 in gold from the person of John Nathan. The prosecutor said that he was taking b taxi-cab at the Haymarket at one o'clock in the morning, when the women asked him to give them a "lift." He took them with him as far as Gower-etreet. The younger woman asked him for a cigarette, but as he had only cne left she did net take it. The elder woman gave her one, and struck a martch for her. Rae dodged about with the cigarette, not getting a light, fcr some time. It was during' these proceedings that he saw his puree in M'Louighlin's hand. There was JE7 in the purse, and when he recovered pos- session of it there was only 1-4 left. He slopped the cab at the first policeman. The women called him a liar, and denied the accusation—the elder one, indeed, striking him in the face. Mr. Hutton-. It is a dangerous thing to carry your money in a pur-e; carry it loose, it will be much tafer. After hearing evidence of arrest, Mr. Hutton etild: — You have done an indiscreet thing. "Mr. Nathan, to ride with women whom you don't know in a taxi-cab at right, although I have heard that gentlemen do tha.t sort of thing occasionally. These women way be guilty, Lul there is hardly enough evi- dent for a jury to convict on. I must give th-rrn the benefit of the doubt, and discharge in. 1hs Prosecutor: A representative of the wo-c.i to repay me the £3. Mr. Hutton: That is not evidence against them.
TO AVOID INDIGESTION Don't eat a heavy meal when very tired. To do go will al33of; certainly give you indi- gestion, and there is no more fatal enemy to tha skin. When utterly worn cut, a g'-as-s of beaten-up tgjg-and-milk will do you far more good than a meal of meat and vege- tables. Prepare it in this way, and there will be no danger of the "slirnmess" that most people associate with egg-ard-milk. Separate the yolk and white, and beat the latter to a, stiff froth. Heat the milk to boiling point, add to the yolk sugar and lemon-juice to flavour. Well beat and pour on to the heated milk. Lastly, stir lightly ill the ctiffly-beatcn w hite, and serve at once. An egg prepared in this way is more easily digested than in any other, and is as excel- lent for invalids as for the tirc-d woman.
CHRYSANTHEMUMS Much depends upon the treatment the plants receive during the maonth of Septem- ber-.in fact, until they come into flower. If care was necessary to produce good plants and p romising buds up to the time of bibd production, much greater ca-re is necessary in dealing with the plants during the period which now follows. Too mrsch care and attention cannot, therefore, ibe given. to the plants, says "Gardening Illustrated," while they remain. tn the open. T-alie infinite pains in observing the smallest detail of culture, as by these means we may ha.ve the satisfaction of knowing -thiat the well- being of our plants is 'being considered at all times. Take particular pains in looking into the plants very carefully day by day.
STEAM TUG TOREADOR. BROUGHT UP FROM THE TUSKAB AND BEACHBD AT PORTHCAWL. [Photo, W. H. Cole.
For Women Folk. HOMELY HINTS AND OAUCTY IIIMES Plaster of Paris ornaments oan be cleaned by covering them with a thick layer of starch mixed with cold water. Let it remain until quite dry, then rub it off with a clean, rough towel, and brush it out of the ornamental parte with i. rather srtiff brush. To take away tile smell from a newly- painted room, place two or three pails or tubs full or cold water in the room and let them atat-4 -tb,-re-a.11 night. If the smell has not quite gone, put fresh water in the pails and leave them there a few hours longer. How to Carry an Overcoat A comfortable and easy method of carry- ing an overecat or mackintosh is as follows: Turn the sleeves inside out. and fold the ccat in three, longways, then sling the coat over the arm or Shoulder. You will not be troubled wiith a flying sleeve tumbling and slipping off your arm. Devonshire dunKet 10_- '1- A pint of new milk, two aessertspooniuis of rum, one dessertspoonful of sugar, one dessertspoonful of rennet, powdered cinna- mon, and cream. Make the milk warm, pcur the rum into a deep glass or china dish, add the sliger and the warm milk, then stir in the rennet and let it set; then spread aome clotted cream thickly over the top, etrew sugar and cinna,mon over, and serve. Macaroni Soup Bones, two carrots f-ix onions. two turnips. cloves, salt, pepper, herbs, parsley, a little ham. half a pound of macaroni. Put the hones into a atewpan with about a quarter of water and a little raw or ccoked ham, and when it boils up put in the carrots, turnips. onions, herbs, parsley, cloves, and seasoning; i akim it well and let it boil gently for three hours; put in the tomatoes and boil for halt an hour; then strain the soup, let it get cold, a.nd take off all the fat. Boil the macaroni in water for half an hour, then drain off the water end put the macaroni cut up into the boiling ÐOUp. Let it boil for half an hour, add more seasoning, and serve. Cloncurry Pudding Any cold meat, half a pound of macaroni, a slice of bacon or ham, or a couple of pork sausasres, breadcrumbs, stock. Put the macaroni into a saucepan in cold water, and let it come to the boil, then strain off the water. Butter a basin and line it with the macaroni, ilince the meat and the bacon or sausage, season it. add a little bread soaked in stock; mix all well together and fill the basin, preBsing it down and covering it with buttered paper. Steam ior an hour and a half, turn it out 0If the basin, and serve with a good brown gravy poured round.
Passing Pleasantries. A schoolboy persisted in eaying "bave went," to the great distress of hit teaoher, and to break him of the ba-bit she kept him in after school hours and told him to write "have gone" five hundred times. The boy worked at his twk industriously. Presewty the teacher was called from the room, and when she returned she found the youthful grammar studenst gone. On his des-k were a number of sheets covered with "have gone," and the following note—"I have finished, and have went home!" THE LIMIT. A country visitor to a big city contem- plated with amazement the huge gilt sign displayed over the eatrance to an institute in a prominent thoroughfare: Stammering Institute. Trial Le«eon Free." "Upon my soul, exclaimed the rural traveller, "if that don't beat all! I knew they taught most everything these days, but who the dickens wants to learn stam- I HE DID HIS BEST. I A young ma-n visit-p-d his doctor, and described a common Olnees that had befallen him. "The thing for you to do," the physician said, "is to drink hot water an hour before breekfast every morning." "Well, how are you feeling?" the doctor asked, a week later. "Did you follow my advice and drink hot water an hour before brea&lafit?" "I did my beet, air. bttt I couldn't keep-it up moreen ten anwtfw at a sfcretcJz. u i
f MILFORD MYSTERY. Mrs. Elizabeth A. Hadfield, wife of Mr. J. Hadfield, of Milford Haven, has had a rather exciting experience, the details of which are at present wrapped in mystery. Late on Wednesday night Mrs. Hadneld was found unconscious on the roadside between Johnston and Milford Haven by two cyclists. She had sustained severe injuries, and it was at first thought that she had fallen from her bicycle, for she was cycling home to meet her husband, but, strangely enough, her machine was found a few yards away in the hedge, undamaged. It is believed that the unfortunate lady has been the victim of a brutal attack, for a doctor who was imme- diately summoned found she was suffering from a compound fracture of the oollar-bone and deep cuts on the back of the head and forehead. Robbery doee not, however, seem to have been the object of her assailants, if there were any. for valuable rings remained on her fingers. Mrs. Hadfield is still in a critical condition, and unable to give an account of the occurrence.
I COOK AND HER BEER An amusing case was heard at Bromley yesterday .when Hannah Leclercq, a cook, sued Mr. William George Parry, of Bickley, for 16s. wages in lieu of notice. Plaintiff, who said 'she was in the service of defen- dant for two months, complained that she was dismissed at a mwamen t's notice. In reply tp Mr. Weller, who defended, she asserted that she only went out for a brief tperiod on the day she was dismissed. S-he admitted that she "bad once declined to cook a pudding for dinner, but denied that she j said her mistress spoke like a, pig, or that ) she hod been disrespectful to er. Her j mistress, he said, did not treo)t her wiith t iproper respect, and, amid laughter, she added that she was without beer for two days. Defendant and his wife stated that the plaintiff refused to obey orders. She w-all dismissed for go-ing out without asking and for insolence. On July 17 Mrs. Parry was invited to a garden party, and, owing to the plaintiff going out without permis- sion, the mistress had to stay at home to mind the house. Several times during the case the judge 'rebuked the plaintiff for chattering, e,nd, in giving his decision, said it was clear that nummary dismissal was i justified in this case, and dismissed the I action. i =====
I "PENELOPET CARDIFF Miss Emma Hutchison and Mr. Percy Hutchison are presenting for the first time in Cardiff at the New Theatre on Monday next and during the week the great Comedy Theatre success Penelope," which has juet concluded a successful run in London. The author, Mr. W. Somerset Maugham, has achieved much fame in this country -and in America with Lady Frederick," Mre. Dot," Ac. A very powerful company is engaged, ) including Miss Annie Hughes, who since he. I ) last visit has again had the honour of appealing before his Majesty the King. She will be supported by, among other artistes, Mis3 Emma Hutchison herself and Mr. Robert Minster, who is already well known to Cardiff audiences. The play is produced under the personal direction of Mr. Percy Hutchison, who was for eight years stage | manager and producer for Sir Charles wy ndham.
I NEWPORT EMPIRE I The ever-popular Eugene Stratton, so well. known everywhere as the champion coon comedian, will be welcome at Newport. He will present his song scena, "The Coon Drum- major," with special scenery, effects, and auxiliaries. Other attractions include Fred Keeton, who is not supposed to kno>r what he is about, but if his intention is to make I I everyone 1aug-h to the uttermost he oer- tainly shows an unsurp>a*»ed knowledge as to the best way to do that. Ben Albert will deliver himself of his quaint wherefores and life's puzzles. Will Cornish, the muisioal bell expert, wiH introduce his novelty, "The Silver Chimes," De Breans in the marvellous globe, Victor WiddioomJbe and company will present a comedy episode, Her Devonshire Dad." Alice Maple, comedienne, is as entertaining ae evex, and an excellent programme is oon- oludacteby a series of sietwee.
Coal Merchant & Wife I I MA1131MGNiAL COMPLICATIONS George Christopher Thornton, a coal mer- 3bant, was at Lambeth Police-court yester- day summoned by his wife, Louisa, who sought to obtain an order of maintenance against him on the .ground that she had been compelled to leave him owing to his persistent cruelty. The complainant was called, and alleged various acts of cruelty against the defen- dant. Gross-examined by Mr. Warde, the oom- pladnant admitted that in June, 1&90, she was married to a man, named Henry. Mr. Warde: Where is Henry now? The Complainant: Dead. "When did he die?—Sixteen years ago. Where?- India. In further croes-exami nation, the com- plainant admitted that when she married the defendant in 1900 Ehe described herself as "Louisa Elizabeth Gosling, epinster." She did not say to the defendant about three months ago, "You are not my husband." Mr. Wa-rde: Do you say your husband was dead at the time you contracted this mar- riage with Thornten? The Complainant: Yes. Why did you describe yourself as a spinster?—By Mr. Thornton's wisCa. He wish sd me to. I put it to you that until a few weeks ago you had never siaid anything to Mr. Thsrn- ton about your having been pre vie uily married?—No, not myself, but my friend had told him. If that were so, how is it that you just now told the court that you described yourself as a. spinster.at t ingestion? Which is true -hat h:> fli-I knew it c'r that he didn't know it?—He did know lit. Mr. re do you ray your-bus- band died? The Ocxmplairant: He died till India. How do you know?—His ctepfather told me 30. Mr. Hopkins (to Mr. Hindle, for the com- r'a.inant): I am not quite sure upon whom liies the olnus of proof, but I expect upon ycu. Mr. Hindle: All this is quite new to me. I agree that in the ordinary course the onus of proof would lie upon me. Mr. Hopkins: It may be that you will have to giv,3 ipro'jf mere or leas formal of his death. I hod bettor adjourn it. I The further hearing of the r.uirrmons was then adjenrned sine die.
I CARDIFF EMPIRE Dan Crawley, the clever comedian, is the principal attraction of next week's Cardiff Empire bill. Dan is an Irishman, a native of County Cork. He was brought to London when only six years of age, and began his career at the early age of eight as a, step- danoer. He had quite a mania for dancing throughout his youth, and at the age of seventeen years he made his first appearance on the music-hall stage. Altogether he has taken part in twelve pantomimes, always playing the Dame" Widow Twankey" and others. His popularity on the variety stage has increased by leaps and bounds. The Darling of the Gods and a favourite in Cardiff, .Miss Kate Carney has well earned this' title. Her quick intuition, broad sym- pathies, and vivid powers of delineation have made her supreme as an impersonator of characters drawn from "the people." and they recognise her artistic work at its true va-lue..Next week she will present her latest sketch, "The Yiddisher Boy," a musical, incidental oocurrenc.e happening in the vici- nity of the popular Bast End mart. It is full of funny situations which cause up- roarious laughter. Amongst the special features of a strong bill will be found the wonderful blind pianist Mendel, who will render selections from the great composers, and will also improvise upon any theme and in the style of any well-known oomposer chosen by the audience. A Man of Spirit," played by Daley Cooper and Mabel Lait, is one of the brightest sketches to be seen on the variety stage. Other attractions are Lilian Bishop, the dainty comcdienne and male impersonator; Carl and Carr, the up-to-date comedians, in their drawing-room interlude; Matthews and Beece, athletes, introducing Charles Matthews in his marvellous jumping feats, upon which he was highly complimented by the King and Crown Prince of Sweden; Alf Rip on, the Scotch ventriloqtrist; Harry Marte, comedian and intricate dancer, and a new series of pictures.
PI ET, OFF TO THE STATES I RlEmri Piet, the clever French ligfht-wedght, who arrived 'back in Paris from Wales on Wednesday, leaves cm October 2 for the United States, in company with Adolphe and M. Max Mufller, their manager. Engage- ments have already (been booked for the two Fren.ch eba.m.pio.m, and they will take part in important contefts in New York and Boston, among other places. The toUT is not expected to- be a, long one, -a.nd Piet will be back in time to attend to his numerous challengers before too énd of the year.
POLICEMAN'S SON MISSING I The disappearance ds rèpOlrted from Eil. burn of James Pauline (11), son of a police- man. Abotit a month ago, after leaving school, the boy did not return home, a.nd all inquiries hav.e since failed to elicit his where- abouts. When last seen in Kilburn he was wearing a dark grey jacket and knickerf, striped flannel shirt, and black boots. He is a tall boy for has age, and has an impedi- ment in hds speech.
CARDIFF BOY HERO. I OAMPBELL CLIFFORD, who rescued three Cardiff boys from drowning I yesterday.
FOREIGN MAILS I I To be despatched from London Monday, Sept. 20:- I OUTWARD -Morvong- To Egypt, by Italian packet. Supplementary mails to Cuba and Mexico, by French packet. ltvonlng- To Constantinople and Smyrna, parcel mails, via Liverpool, per s. Cherbourg. To Mexico, parcel makls, via Liverpool, per s, Median. To West Coast of Africa, parcel mails, via Liverpool, per s. A<ldah. INWARD.—Du« Sunday- From United States, &c., via Plymouth. From United States, &c., via yueenstown. Due MonaaJf- From West Indies and Pacific, via Southampton. From United States, Ac., via Plymouth.
LOCAL TIDE TABLE. I eo: bH • « s s ? & « &i ;] s s a ? co ? 0 £ 3 ■ 5= o f5t J wS SATUR- E' 2? ■< ? « fj « &g 4 SB 5 ￼ 2 92 SATUR- rM. 8 51 8 25 8 6 8 7 9 9|9 9 DAY, < E. 8 21 8 39 8 20 8 21 9 22 9 22 SUJf- ("M. 8 351 8 54 8 34 8 36 9 35 9 35 Sept. 18 CHt. 32 8(23 9l30 0 32 9 33 0 32 4 DAY. < E. S 51 9 98 49 8 51 9 48 9 49 'I s.ep_t:Ð:E-E 32 0 MOX- (M. 9 7 9 25 9 4 9 7110 2110 3 DAY, E. 9 'll9 4 2al 99 1941 9 9 273 110 0 .16; '10 17 MDAY, IMEH. T. 130 9122 1)27 8 30 530 4i29 5 S e pt 20 5 TUES- fM. 9 38! 9 58! 9 351 9 40110 31110^32 R: 51,10 17 19521 9 59110 47 311-110 7 49 SeDptA. Y21 fHt. 1 29 8i 20 1126 228 928 327 5 WED- (X 10 18110 37110 12 10 19 11 ell7 DAY, l? 10 43111 1110 37 110 4?11 28611111 1 287 Sept. 22 Ht. 28 419 6?4327 1 26 912.') I • E. Dock Sill, t Boath Basin, j Alexandra Dook.
P Besides the Fixture Lists of all th* W promment Rugby and Association Clubs, the 9 I "WESTERN MAIL I FOOTBALL ANNUAL f contains a Series of Brittlant Articles. I? W Mr. Percy Bush writ&.¡ of Why Footballera (P » Le*e Football." a) A He- R- T. *?b'' expatiates npon My Most A J? Memorable Game," v S )ú. George Mercer has an arUole oa the ¥ jjj) Ataoct&tMn Game, headed, The Future a) Is Before Us." 5 A further and most remarkable article S (• appears by a weJl-kmown Swanseaite, in 5 ? which he reveals the 5ecretlot the- 8UCceu <v ?. acbtM?d by the 8<MHMe& Team during the S£ ￼ past twenty years. ￼ <| M*Y)T! »WV rrJ buy-wi S 5 raicc owe nmiiv. -'W
'The Old Fop & Old Flirf I ￼ MARRY I DISCUSSION CM THE ACE TO MARRY I No more useless discussion ever took place than that which undertakes to decide "the age to marry," says -Ella Wheeler Wilcox. We might as well try to decide "the proper age to die." It is useless to set an age when each one of us should do oertaiA things, because no two of us are in the same mental or physical or spiritual state at the same time. There are girls who at sixteen have devel- oped the womanly and maternal instincts which make them sensible and happy wives until they. are sensible and happy grand- mothers. There are others who need to wait until they are thirty-live or forty before they win be prepared to settle into contented matrons and drop the frivolities of earth. There are men who are born to be devoted husbands and fathers, and who find no happi- ness in any other realm. T'hey are safe to marry at twenty, and once married means always married for them. Other men—the majority perhaps—are safer to wait until the follies and adven- tures of life cease to seem attractive and until horr.e has more allurements tha.n the world's maelstorm. There are old matrons of twenty, and old coquettes of forty, and old men of twenty, and old fops of sixty. The old fop ,wd the old flirt ought never to have married, for they have not developed the qualities necessary to ensure happiness. Nor have they attained to the dignity and unselfishness demanded by the high calling of parentage. By and by our educators will realise how much can be done for the world by beginning to teach a child '"a generation before it is born," and to give it a "p" t-graduate course" during its pre-natal months. 'A.nd then the finishing process will come after it. is .barn. When alii these things have bsen learned it will then -k>e time to discuss the most successful age for choosing a life partner. At present it is one of the subjects of least importance to the world. When Girls Should Wed. Little weilder that, looking round on tila tragedies of early marriage which the un- eettled conditions of city life so often bring about, the young girl has .advanced the 'marriage age to 30 instead of twenty. At that age, at least, her eyes are open to difficulties. If they come she will have experience, and probably a profession to fall back upon. She is also able to regard men with clearer eyes, and though in her marriage she may never walk in the enchanted paths of ypung love's dreamland, she will also be in lees danger of falling into the quagmires of deception and discomfort. For city life at least the advocates of e woman not .marrying before 26 seea to have reason on their side.—"T. P.'s Weekly."
BIKMINCHAM PROGRAMME I —The GUERNSEY WELTER HANDI- CAP P L.l'TE of 1C8 bO\s; winners extra. Six rurlongs. ys st lb Mr T J Kelson's Bath Pageant.Private 3 S 12 Mr J Bucnanan's Chanteur H Darling 3 911 Mr D \\>l!c't rArcotlic Kooney a 9 9 Mr Sherwood's Bucltstead R Sliexwood 3 9 o Major J Edwards's Vic-count I' liartigan 3 9 0 Mr Re,d Walker's Fortune Bay Doyle 4 9 0 Mr H II Collins'3 Bouleau L. Collins 3 9 0 Prince Hatzi'eldt's Arable Hon A Hastings 3 9 0 Mr J 11 A Marshall's Aquarius Clement 4 S 13 Mr A E Bowen's Poklew»ki Hoyle 3 S 1^ LordHoward de Walden's Grey Man Capt West 5 8 12 Mr A .M'.Micking'e Peregrine Pickle Withington 3 3 12 Mr G Edwardes'i: Melotoi P Hartigan 4 8 11 Mr J Baylie" Cyanin T Leader, jun 3 8 11 Sir W Bacis's Benwhat .Taylor .1 81G Mr J Fallon's Dik Dik Fallon 4 8 10 Mr Raid Walker's Flying Ghost Dovla 4 8 8 Mr i IS White's Magnify Martin 4 8 6 Mr G Ailot's Leicester Square M'Kenua 4 8 6 Mr GA Prentice'tj Cheque.S J Bell 3 8 6 Mr I' P 1'eeblee's Xitoucr.e Peebles 3 3 6 Caut Bewicke'is Buckie .Bumley 3 8 5 Mr Phillips's Aftermath Harry Powney 3 8 4 Air C- Be \\fékeèi Macnaiomli Cott 3 8 2 Lord Decies's Rath Hurley Major Morris 3 8 1 Mr T It Jivans'6 Day burn Booney 3 8 1 I Mr H Lytham's Wild Georgie .oot.ton 4 8 0 Mr J S "Morrison's Quids Sir C Nugent 3 7 13 Mr A W Wright's Wise Biot Wright 3 7 12 Mr J C Sullivan's Berylium Sullivan 3 7 7 Col H I Fenwick's Verwood Sherrard 3 7 7 —The SELLING NURSERY PLATE (handicap) of 106 sovs; winner to be sold for 50 eovs. Five furlongs, straight. ",111 Mr J W Larnach's f by Minstead-Hellene Sanderson, jun 9 0 Mr J Fallon's Sal o' My .F;¡.ljon 8 11 Mr T A Edge's Irish Vote Parke688 Mr B .4 Child's Mirette .W Elccy 8 7 Mr G Edwardes'e Dimplena. P Hartigan 8 6 Mr W Summers's Dido ,Gœ.weJJ 85 Lord Londonderry's Uala C.&pt Dewhuiet 3 4 Major J D Edwards's Uncle Bobbie Major Edwards 8 2 Mr H de C Forbes's Decolletee .Butters 8 1 Mr J Sullivan's Winsome Child Sullivan 8 1 Col Wete.rn 's Fortitude. Brittle 7 13 Mr D C G!lroy'e Marie Lohr Watte 7 12 Mr C F Young's Wolf's Glen CYoung 712 Mr F Phillips's Teufarum Hariy l'owney 7 12 Mr W Parrisii's Cover Over Rogers 7 11 Mr G Flook's c by Greenan-Lorills Baker 7 8 Mr W Forbes's Mtos Kellerman Barling 7 7 Mr J Butters'e Valley Brook .Butters 7 7 Mr W Dawlrey's Albatroes T Young 7 5 Mr H T Hincks's g by Teufel-Black Opal Campbell Huseell 7 4 Mr S Loates's Miseeldine .Lootes 7 5 Mr H M Hartigan's Weiford Park.. FHartlgan 7 2 Mr G Allen's Flying Lassie Butchers 7 1 Sir- W Bass's f bv Volodyoveki—Suns-hot Taylor 7 0 Mr N H J Westlake'6 Prestezza Stevens 70 -The BIRMINGHA HANDICAP PLATE of 200 sovs; the second to receive 10 sovs. One mile and five furlongs. ys stlb Lady de Bathe'e Ye-ntoi F Darling 5 9 0 Mr E Cohen's Shujetoi F Darling 4 9 0 Mr Reid Walker's Quden's Advocate .Doyte 5 8 13 Mr J B Joel's The Greek Morton a 8 1 Lord Micheiharn'tj Chestnut Batho a 7 12 Mr B Lodcr's Potomac Cort 4 7 8 Mr A Stedall's Greator Sadler, jun 4 7 3 Mr H Lvtham's Musoosa Wootton 5 7 0 Mr J Buchanan's Flying Thoughts Lt Darling 4 6 12 Sir R C Garton's Avlco .Taylor 3 6 12 Mr L de Rothschild's -)fago Pico T Cannon, jun 3 6 11 Mr F J Benson's San Minfato Meflealfe 8 6 11 Mr W Forbes's Engagemeat Barling 3 6 10 Col H T Fen wick's Bohola Sherrard 4 6 7 Mr C J Merry's Xew China Braime 3 6 7 Mr W Chapman's Rolandine Mortimer 6 6 6 Mr H D JohnsonMi?>ore T Smith 3 6 4 Lord Ellesmere's Zemski Sobor J Dawson 5 6 1 Mr R Wootton's Eey Falo Woottonu 3 6 1 Mr H D Johnson's MUere Smith 3 6 4 Lord Ellesmere's Zemsl.i Sobor J A Dawson 5 6 1 —The BURTON NURSERY PLATE (handicap) of 200 &ovs; the second to receive 5 sovs. Sev«i furlongs, straight. Sir Alan Johnstone's Duchess Christine Butters 9 12 Mr D M'Calmont's Tres Moutarde 8 7 Mr A E Bowen's Friendly Foe Hoyle 8 6 Ghev E G-inicstrelli'6 Star of Xapies Chev Ginistrelli 8 3 Mr B R ChiM's Tarre ..Blsey 8 2 Mr A Stedall's Brod Sadier, jun 8 1 Mr J Baylie's Satyr Leader, jun 8 1 Mr C J Merry's Fort braime80 Lord Rosebery's Aliquando Mr H Lytham's Marajax Wootton 7 13 Mr H Trimmer's Aapirant Walters, iin713 Mr J W Larnac h's c by jeddeb-Gaine Hen Sanderson, jun 7 13 Mr L de Rothschild's Robert Houdm Cannon, jun 713 Mr George Edwaideii's Dolla.1- Prince P Hartigan 7 12 Mr F C Stern's Bobsleigh Davies 7 12 Mr H Lytham's Frutquineur Wootton712 Lord Olive Branch J A Dawson 7 12 Lord Coventry's Valediction W Waugh 7 10 Mr H Savin's Hestia 7 10 Mr W H Schwind's c by Hackenschmidt—French Penny Schwind 7 7 Mr C Atherton Brown's Count Cassini —Davies Mr E Carlton's Politce Leader 7 6 Lord Hamilton of Dalzell's f by Blankney—Ma&- Colt t-e Robinson 7 6 Lord LonsdaJe's Daragane Armstrong 7 6 Mr E C Meysey-Thompson'fc Royal standard Armstrong 7 6 Mr W R Wyndham's Donyo Sabuk HSadler 7 6 Mr August Belmont's Xabob .WatwlI 7 5 Mr W A Jarvis's Count Oso Mr V Pomfret's Xanita llallick 7 4 Mr R Buck worth's Vastern Priestley 7 3 Mr J Buchanan's Katah S H Darling 7 3 Mr R A Maya's Clcondora Private 7 2 Mr B Baylte's c by En Garde—Eleanor Dollery 7 2 Mr F Pratt's Corporal Trim Pratt 7 1 Mr F B Barling's g by Catch the Wind- Chilinark gii E Ca?t3el' ,?, ucky i?i Barlillg71 Sir E Caseel's Lucky Lass .Hon F Lambton 7 1 Mr A Stedall's f by Collár-Tartine Sadier, jun 7 0 Mr T F Hooley's Black Ida Goswell 7 o Mr August Belmont's Doncourt Watson 6 13 Sir Robert Hermon-Hodge's Prefect Clement 6 13 Mr -J Baylis's Stanway .Leader, jun 6 13 Mr R Sherwood's c by Ian—Sweet Margaret R Sherwood 6 11 -The TAMWORTH PLATE, a High- weight Handicap of 108 sovs; the second to receive 4 sovs. One mile, on the Round Course. Mr C F Young's Ala-ric C F Young 4 9 3 Mr R Sherwood's Soldier R Sherwood 4 9 0 Mr D Wells's Arcadic Rooney a 8 12 Mr J Baylis's Finchale Leader, jun 5 8 9 Mr R L Davics's Sir Perigord Macnee 3 8 6 Major J. D. Edwards's Claretoi .Behan 5 8 5 Mr A Buckworth's Verdy .Priestley 4 8 4 Mr ASMr A S Murray-Stavert's Diamond Wed- ding .Kteey 4 8 3 Air W Parrish's Comique Rogers 5 8 2 Mr C J Merry's Printer's Pie Braime 3 8 0 Mr G Aston's Mitraillie M'Kenne5713 Mr T Leader's Ca.pe Verde Leader a 7 u Mr Beid Walker's Flying Ghost Doyle 4 7 lu Mr L de Rothschild's Cataian Cannon, jun 3 7 lo Mr L Pilkington's Carnforth Beardsley 3 7 a Nl r rP Peebles's Billy Goat .Peebles 3 7 7 Mr Wm Johnston's Idle Lad Johnston 374 Mr A Taylor's Accisia Taylor47 Mr W G Mason's Dirleton Binnie 4 7 1 Col H T Fenwick's Hamerton Sherraid 3 7 0
WINNING JOCKEYS I COMPILED FROM MARCH 22 TO SEPTEMBER 17 INCLUSIVE. Rd?wgt per st lb 1st"2nd 3rd Unpl. n. œ&e¡gG. F. Wocttom 6 5 HI 103 62 236 512 21 tri D. 1a.her 8 8 81 46 32 139 298 2Ùa W. A- Higgs 7 12 73 52 55 239 419 17.42 W. Sax-by 8 3 60 39 35 114 308 19.48 C. Trigg 7 6 W 52 58 331 498 I1.H Walter Griggs 7 11 47 47 46 258 395 iirq B. Dillon 810 40 36 38 134 243 16.12 F. Fox 7 2 42 40 50 252 384 10.93 H. Jones 8 6 34 36 16 S7 173 19.65 G. M'CaJI 7 8 35 25 24 112 196 17.85 J. E. Evans 6 0 31 32 18 167 243 12.50 J. H. Martin 7 7 27 35 25 147 254 11.53 H. Stokes 7 5 26 18 15 131 190 13.68 O. Madden. 8 0 27 32 26 154 239 11.29 Wm. Griggs 7 11 29 44 50 199 322 9 00 li. Randall 7 11 27 18 30 109 184 14 67 H. East. 6 0 21 18 23 148 210 10 qq E. WTieatlcy 7 9 22 26 17 154 219 10.04 W. Halsey 8 0 20 29 24 151 224 8.92 ￼ ￼ PriBtMX &na jpubllsned b> nioniM Jones tor til* pro- Pr;:¡rt p:t-a ry:r. iO: y' or dLU; by Jiumb Norman Castle-etreet, Swansea; by &- h,bY\t lu:' Nfedtl:thl'tz the eh?p &f Mr. Weeley WiUiams, Brideecd—?Jt )„ the County ol Gt&morxM; by Jabez Thom" 22, High-street, Newport; at the shop of Kl. J. f. Cafrroy, Monramth-both iD the County of Mon- mouth; at the chop of Mr. David John, Liansay. ID the County of Carmarthen; and at the offloee Of Mr. T. A. Dories. Higb-etraet, Btaeoo, in ttw County of Brecknock. aAT PBi>AY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1909.
More Workmen Needed! AMERICAN DEMAND FOR LABOUR. A report covering the last three months was issued yesterday by the Natiorzil Em- ployment Exchange of New York City, which says that the labour situation in in New York is such that it is difficult to fill orders for men, and any able-bodied labourers oan be placed readily. The wages of labourers have advanced 15 cents, a day within the past quarter, and 6s is now being paid for a day's work of eight hours. Our experieaoe is disappointing in the number of men who profess to want work, and then fail to report themselves for duty." The .exchange announces that- a new policy will henceforth be enforced of compelling- employers to pay a fee for securing; men t'hro-uig'h the exchange. This oan be col- lected (because of the competition of c-m- ployer? to o.bia;n labour. The exchange was opened in March by a group of Tn.ilijio.na.ire philanthropists, headed by Mr. Jacob Schilf. The oflic 0 fronts Battery Park, which is the meeting-, place of UE wly arrived immigrants, yet, despite its publicity, and every effort made to .encourage the use by labourers cf its services free of charge, o,r,ly 718 men obtained work during the quarter, which is the most significant feature of the report. It shews that, despite the arrival of thou- ■sands of immigrarvts daily, aliroat all ob-1 tain employment on their own initia,tive without applying for assistance. The National Labour Exchange, it should bs added, places the unskilled working man only.
1. Bill i a rd s. i 47.-CROSS CANiNONQj. By RISO LEVI (Copyright). I Diagram 637 illustrates %n awkward I placin?ofthebal]?. The only stroke to play j is a cannon off the lOÍde cushion, and thus the I stroke is of the nature of a cross cannon. In the ordinary way, cross cannons with both object balls a considerable distance from the I side cushions are extremely difficult strokes, I DIAGUAM &37.—A cross cannon by means of a. plain I half-ball stroke. Object halls 24 in. from the top cushion and lin, fvoin a side Cushion. Cue ball Sin, from the top cushion and right behind the spot. owing to the very great nicoty of judgment required tOo gauge how full or otherwise the object ball must be taken and also to gauge the a,mount of side with which the stroke should be played. When, however, both object balls are the same distance from the top cushion, as is the case in the position shown on Diagram 637, the cross cannon is gTeatly simplified, for the stroke then requires no side. a-iid, in fact, mnnt be played without side. If a plain-ball stroke is usod and the cue ball is made to strike thi, cushion at a pont which is in a line with the two object b?Is. it naturally follows that the cushion will be struck at a, right angle, and that the cu-e ball will rebound from the cushion at the some angle and cannon on to the second ohjeoe-t. ball. All that the player has, therefore, to do is to ensure the one ball's striking -the side cushion art a point which is in a line with the two object balls. With the three balls to the rifas'iirements given under Diagram 637 n. half-ball stroke will effect this, but with variations of the cue ball's position a thinner than half-ball stroke or a forcing stroke or screw may be required to ensure the riig-ht point on the cushion being struck by th3 cue ball. Whatever kind of stroke has to be used, however, it must be played without any skle. In addition to the cannons in which the cue ball has to travel right across the t:J.,ble'j' there are the cannons in which the cue ban after striking an object ball lying against or close to a cushion has to travel only a short distance across the table in order to reach the fiecond object ball. As these latter strokes are of the same nature as, though far easier than the right-aercss-the-table cannons, they properly belong: to this chapter. Mr. Levi's articles appear every Saturday tn the Evening Express." So. 1 Of this series appeared on October 3.
BASEBALL j Cup-Tie Postponed On account of inability to secure a ground, the final cup-tie !be??'een PenyJŒn and Pik Harriers has had to Ibe ?oatpome?l.
SKITTLE NOTES. [By "FLOORER."] Even if .no further applications for affilia- tion are received the Cardiff Skittle league this year wall Iboast the highest- membership im their history, as t,wen,ty olubs have already joined. A imeetinig for the final closing of entries will 'be held on Wednesday evening next, at the Bristol and South Wales Hotel, and the season will open on October 4. Club secretaries are asked to forward signed registration forms as early as possible, so that all players may be duly registered before the opening match. A fur- ther supply of forms can be obtained from the league secretary on application. The twenty clubs already affiliated are Cardiff City, New Park Liberals, Barry Dock Conservatives, King William IV., Clyde, Barry Holton, Plymouth Rocks, Penarth Plymouth, Penarth Dock, Five Bells, Irish Institute, Splott Conservatives, Greyhounds, Bute Docks, Oddfellows, Boath Liberals, Central Liberals, Cow and Snuffers (LlandaiT), Four Elms, and Fennys ICadoxton). Newcomers to the league are Barry Dock Conservatives and Fennys, both of which clubs have had new alleys laid down, and the Cow and Snuffers. Splott Conservatives and' the Five Bells re-entered the league after a season's absence.
RAILWAY MURDER MYSTERY Another mysterious murder has caused great excitement in Paris and the surround- ing country. This time the victim is a well- known and prosperous Paris banker, n.a.med Specht, whose body, much cut and partly mutilated, was found on the railway near ChaViiUe, a place situated a short distance outside Paris. By a curious and gruesome icoincidence the body was lying close to a, bridge which is oailed the "headless woman bridge." For many years M. Specht had lived at Chaville, and was, as usual, on his way home to dinner on Thursday night, when he was murdered. It is probable that the murderer had expected to find a con- siderable sum of money on his victim, for his pockets had been rifled and his weptoh and chain had disappeared.
MISHAP TO FRENCH CRUISERJ Paris, Fat,urday.-Toulon telegrams report that while the cruiser Conde was being towed into dock yesterday the strong wind caused her to swing round into collision with the quay timbering. The Conde sus- tained some damage on her port side.
BOWLS I Mr. R. Simpson, of the Cardiff Bowling Club, took a team to St. Pagan's on Fri- day to play Mr. Ake,rs' St. Fagan's team. The Cardiffians were successful by 85 shota. I
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i&isi q!l ￼ 1 ? <? TjTTSi (Copyright in U.S. America by Charles Garvic1909. *•! (§>" + All Bights Reserved). W? I ?l "AORLFROMIHESSUIH" 1 I CHARLES GARVICE. I Autho' 9 I.a''n: ?,,X! ç, &c. .JI Author of Ju?t a Girl," -Nance," "The Gold iii the (i[itt-er," &e. ￼ CHAPTER I. f THE SENOKIXA DOLORES. "Hi, Jones!" Heriot Broughton had crossed the landing and knocked at the door of the chambers opposite his own; and he had to knock and call several times before a grumpy Come in; confound you!" came in response. "Oh, it's you, is it?" wailed Jones, raising his eyes from a brief and blinking at Broughton's tall, well-built figure in the doorway. "Awfully busy!" He jerked the reading lamp nearer to him, and his eyes flew back to the brief. Sorry," said Broughton apologetically. "Lend me a couple of tumblers, old man, will you? I've got a party on." Jones frowned and rubbed his hair up. "A party! I know wha,t that means: no end of a row and hullabaloo. There, in the sideboard; get 'em for yourself, will you?" Right. Thanks." said Broughton in his pleasant and cheerful voice. We'll keep both my doors shuts, and you shut both yours. Ycu might drop in when you've got through this brief." Jones moaned, shook his head, and bent lower over his papers. Broughton got the glasses, carefully closed the doors as he had promised, a.nd returned to his own sitting- room. Ho added the glasses to those already on the table, uncorked a bottle of whisky, I placed a box of cigars and a jar of tobacco beside it, lit up his pipe, and waited. He had not long to wait, for presently the door was flung open, and the first guest arrived. He was a short and rather stout young man, with twinkling, good-tempered eyes, and a mouth like a gash in his plain face. He was followed by Tucker, the artist. "Hullo, Hodges; hullo, Tucker!" greeted Broughton. Chuck your coats and hats in the corner. Where are the others?" "They'll be here in a jiff," said Hodges. The feast is spread, I see; the feast of reason and a. flow of soul, eh, old man? The feast of triumph, also. Let me be the first to congratulate you on your job." He held out his hand and shook Broughton's heartily. Oh, it's not much of a job," said Broughton; "only some plans and specifica- tions to get out." It's a beginning, anyhow," said Hodges, and you only wa.nt a beginning. We all know how deuced clever yon are, and some Of us hope to live to see you knighted or baronettc-i, or whatever it is they do to punish a successful engiiteer." Broughton laughed modestly—the previous Laugh which has the ring of youth, strength, 1 and hope in it. j "Chaff away. old man," he said; "I can bear it. How's the 'Daily Wire' going?" Strong, very strong," replied Hodges, rub- bing his hands. "Did you r that article of mine on the leader page this morning- Yee; he i"ead!" j article with scare beading? Not you, I'll be bound! You only read 'Engineering,' the fitatiisit,' and dry rot of that sort..Here oomes Pickles. 'I know his step, J know it well, he sang in recitative. An enormous man in a, shaggy overcoat lurched heavily into the room. It was i Pickering, the literary critic and essayist, whose pen drank vitriol, but whose heart was as tender as that of a little child. Other men dropped in, until the small and plainly-furnished room was well filled. Seated at the Vnd of the table, Broughton kept the thing going. It was an easy task, for these men were, most of them, ?s young as himself, full of the joy of work and warm with the glow of ambition and hope. Scarcely one of them but lived from hand to mouth. I not one of them but had parsed or was pass- I ing through the mill which grinds sometimes fast and sometimes slowly, but always grinds, sifting the wheat from the Chaff'l crushing the feeble and chastening the strong. They talked books, pictures, journa- lism, the theatres; they seldom agreed, they ¡ wrangled, grew noisy; but they were appre- ciative of good, sterling work, were never envious, amd always good-tempered. Every now and then they spoke of Broughton's good fortune in getting his first job, and prophesied a brilliant future for him. It was evident that he was popular. Broughton was just "a good fellow"; one of those easy-going, open-hearted young men who make friends wherever they go, simply because they are frank and warm-hearted, quick to believe well of a man and slow to speak evil. The room grew thick with the fog of I tobacco, the laughter and the good-tempered wrangling were at their height, when Broughton heard a knock at the door. "Come in!" he shouted above the din, thinking it was Jones. The door opened slowly, and a man's head appeared in the narrow space. It was a head with grey hair, a face worn and white. The hand that held the door was thin and wasted, and trembled so that the door shook percep- tibly. Broughton rose with an expression of surprise and doubt. "Who is it?" he asked. "Please come in." The head and hand remained in the same position for a moment, tljen withdrew, and the door closed as softly as it had been opened. Broughton had risen, and, with an "Excuse me, boys," he made his way with some difficulty to the door and looked out. He was just iu time to see a bent, shrinking figure passing round the bend of the stairs below, and he went quickly along the land- ing and looked over the rail. The man turne glanced upward with a deprecatory shake of the head, and disappeared. Broughton went back to the room. When Jones came in an hour later he had to grope his way across the room and make a respirator of his handkerchief, so thick was the fog; but he had slain his brief, and was presently joining in the chorus to Hodges's one and only song. It was well on in the small hours of the morning when the party broke up and clashed noisily down the stairs. Jones re- mained after the others, because he had only to cross the landing. I haven't congratulated you yet on your first job," he said to Broughton, rubbing the smoke out of his eyes and stretching himself I with a yawn. As a matter of fact, I sup- pose I ought rather to condole than to con- gratulate, because now you've made a start I I imagine you will be encouraged to go on with this folly of yours. 1 vU know, you really are something of a fool. Here are you, the only son, the only child, of a wickedly wealthy man, who is within an appreciable nearness of a baronetcy or some- thing of the kind, and you ought to be clothed in fine linen and farin,g sumptuously every day; in fact, having a jolly good time of it, instead of which, as the magistrate said, you quarrel with your father." Scarcely quarrel." put in Broughton q ilietly. We agree to differ, to separate. j Don't forget th.Ü he makes me an allowance -or, rather, has done; I sha'n't need it any longer, please the gods." 1' "Well, quarrelled or agreed to differ; you've thrown him over and gone on your l own, acting the silly goat, just 11 to gratify an unreasonable whim or fancy." Broughton re-fllled his pipe and stared at the fire. 1 No; that's scarcely fair," he said. "It isn't unreasonable from my point of view. My father wanted me to join him in the City, to make more money, to go into Parlia- ment; in short, to live the lifa he has lived. I couldn't do it. I hate the City and-his way of making money. I'm not ambitious— in that way, at any rate. I'd rather build a Sound bridge across a mill-stream or eon- ,et.ruot sanitary pig-sties than juggle with stocks and shares and buiW a fortune OIL other people's ruin." JOInes was leaning against the mantel-shelf. and be raised his eyes and glanced with a oertain significance ■ at the portrait of a j woman standing in the centre of the shelf. Heard from Aliss llervin lately?" be asked quietly. Broughton looked at the po-rtra it-tba" of a very beautiful girl, fair, with finely-^11 features, blue eyes, a trifle hard, and lips pxqtlisitely formed, though rather thin and straight. "Oh. yes," he said as quietly. "I he&f from her regularly. She is in India with her aunt. Lady Mervin." May I ask, without being intrusi^ whether Miss Mervin knows that you hav- agreed to differ-from your father?" saiid Jones. -N--no," replied Broughton; "I have not told Adelaide yet. It would cnly worry her. Besides, my f.-txher may come round to ray way of thinking; then I should have dis- tressed Adelaide without cause." "Quite so," said Jones. "Weil, I'd bettcf go off to bed. Good-night!" Broughton threw open the window alnå looked out. The light of a nearly full moon fell across the gravelled square and on t,h& dingy walls of the opposite houses. London never sleeps; and the rattle of cabs and vana came thinly across the silence of the Inn. The fog inside the room vented but Elowlj1, and Broughton caught up his hat and weill out into the fresh air. Scraps of the medley of conversation re- turned to him, but back of it all, obtruding persistently, wa,s the vision of the worn and haggard face, the despairful eyes which had met his as their owner had shaken his head up at him. Broughton felt that, he ought to know the man, but could not fix him; and he was puzzling over the matter when A figure emerged from the, shadow of the gate* way and touched -¡'u on the arm,- Broughton stopped and stared; it was man again. The melancholy eyes regard. him with a smile, peculiarly cynical and grimly humorous. You don't know me, Broughton?" said the man. Broughton frowned with perplexity; thn he exclaimed: Why, it's Mordaunt! Great heaver-- His hand caught at the thin one on his a-fl# and held it tightly, as if he feared the m would escape him, as he 'bad done before. In a Hash he remembered Mordaunt, one of tb* most brilliant of the group of men whom Broughton's father had been delighted W entertain; Mordaunt the poet, the musician, the art critic, the foremost of the band ol eager spirits whose self-appointed mission it was to bring about a new birth of literature and art. OÙe:1, as a lad, seated at his father's luxurious table, Broughton had yielded to the spell of this man's almost in* spired rhapsodies, had admired, envied Mor* daunt's splendid genius and overwhelming versatility. And now! His eyes rapidly flashed over the pallid face. the thin, war-ted. ill-clad figure which shrank a- J shivered in the cool air of the early morning. Come back with me," he said impulsively- Mordaunt made a gesture of refusal- I "Thanks; no. I couldn't stand the smoke" He coughed, and drew the thin ooat across his chest, But you came-you wanted to see =ar, said Broughton. "Yes; I want to see you to talk to yoo. My diggings a.re near-will you oome?" Broughton nodded; he was still too moved to be fluent; and the strongly-contrasted pair left the inn, and went slowly to Wilks'9 Rents near by, and up the stairs of one of the squalid houses to an attic under the roof. A scrap of fire was burning in the grate: Mordaunt motioned Broughton to a chair-ji was the only one in the room—and he seated himself on the ta.ble. I'm dying," he said, quite calmly, as if he were stating a fact of no particular inte- rest or importance. "Why not? Clono-yott remember him? He's Sir Jabez now, yott know—gave me six months; but he was san- guine—for old acquaintance' sake, I suppose* and I sha'n't run it out." He paused a moment. "You are a rich man, Broughton. or will be; the only well-to-do man I know.' Broughton refrained from contradicting him, and Mordaunt, after a pause, went on, not looking at Broughton, but mOCldilY. absently, a.t the fire, as if he were commun- ing with the past. Do you remember Paquita? You may just remember her." Broughton thought for a moment. "You mean Pa-quita, the Spanish dancer? She used to dance at the Frivolity. Oh, yes, oi course, I can just remember her; a magni- ficent dancer and a very beautiful woman- Why," he smiled, "I was in love with her when I was fourteen." Many men were." said Mordaunt quietly- She was my wife." Broughton moved slightly, but said nothing- We fell in love with each other, and were ma-rried secretly, so that her popularity might not suffer. Strange to say, we were happy. I was fond of her. She's dead; died at a place called Oantala, up in the hills above Seville, her native place. I took her there when she was paralysed. She wanted to die at home, in the shadow of the hills. in the odour of sanctity and—garlic. Poof Paquita." He paused a moment for breath- "There is a child." Broughton started, and looked round the room for some sign of childhood's presence. No. she's not hefe, but she's alive. I left her with some distant connections Qf Paquita's at Cantala; decent people. The woman's dead, and the child is coming home —here. She ought to be here to-morrow. I hope she won't be too late; I'm trying to keep off the fit of coughing that will choke me and finish me. She w ii cc,me into a strange land, will be abne," helpless and friendless, when she comes—or a day ot tw<; later at most. She will be nearly penniless- It worries I am as helples? as she will be; there isn't a single soul in the world I can appeal to on her behalf- excepting yourself. And I only remembered you because I saw your name painted on the door in the Inn. I remembered you were rich, and I A fit of coughing stopped him, and he rose and clutched the mantelshelf for support. It was a last chance, the forlorn hope of a.desperat,e man. For myself, I don't care; a day or two, perhaps a few hours, will see the dreary game played out; but the child, Paquita's little one! I can't die comfortably for thinking of her. She has been well brought up, in the simple, country fashion of the place out there in Spain. She is half English, remember. She may i- ive you trouble; she will, I daresay; but for God's sake, take pity on her and me! I know how big a thing I'm asking, that I have no right to saddle you with such a burden; but you. are rich-and, somehow, I think you will do it." He turned his dim eyes, with fe-veris-n. pathetic eagerness shining through their dimness, and involuntarily stretched out his shaking hands with a gesture of appeal. Broughton did not hesitate for a moment- He took one of the hands and pressed it. Yes; I'll do it, of course," he said. "Make your mind easy. I'll take charge of her. I'm all alone, but I will get a proper person to help me to take care of her. Don't worry about her any more. She will be quite safe," Mordaunt returned the pressure of the strong hand and sank back in his chair. "I won't try to thank you, Broughton," he said in a low voice. "That's all right," said Broughton, with a. man's awkwardness at such a moment- Won't you get into bed? I'll stay the night with you."
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