-—— f. Branding a Wife at Card iff. 6 c TERRIBLE ASSAULT WITH A RED-HOT POKER. At the police-court, to-day, before Alderman Cory and Dr Paine, Evan Thomas, a rigger at the docks (54), was charged with assaulting his wif< on the 23rd ult. Mr H. Morgan Rees for the defendant. Complainant, who bad her face bandaged, said that on the evening of the 23rd ult. she was sitting at home, dant came in the worse for e • a,nd was red-hot. He time a poker was in the fire, j „„ „ j fir*. and as he had pre- drew the poker from the n y viously threatened f applied the red-hot P»J of the to her face and she laid hold of the other end to wrest it from him- A severe struggle ensued, but he was the stronger of the two, and he succeeded in applying the red-hot part of the poker to her face, drew it down from behind her ear, and burnt her face and neck very severely. She had been married to the defendant over 30 years, and had ten children by him.—The de- fence was that the complainant seized hold of the poker to stick the defendant. He siezed hold of the poker to take it from her. In the struggle rihe was burnt, and defendant was also burnt on the hand.-Defendant was said to have borne a good character: and the bench, under the circum- stances, only sent him to prison for one month with hard labour. —» J
Alarming Railway r Accident. THE SCOTCH EXPRESS IN COLLISION. Seven Passengers Seriously Injured. The Central News Wolverhampton correspon- dent telegraphsAn alarming collision occurred on the London and North-Western Railway this morning between Bushbury and Wolverhampton. The Scotch limited mail express, due at Wolver- hampton at 5,30, when about a mile out- side the station ran into a train of goods wagons at a great rate of speed. The driver and stoker of the mail, when they saw that a collision was inevitable, applied the brake t'to the engine, and then tspran off, thus saving their lives. The goods wagons were smashed to splinters, and the wreckage is now strewed over the line. The engine of the mail train was much damaged. The unfortunate pas- sengers were nearly all more or less injured from the violence of the shocks, although none were killed. Seven passengers were so badly injured that they were removed to the hospital.
MR PARNELL AND THE IRISH NATIONAL LEAGUE. Rebellion against his Authority. 1 Our special correspondent at Dublin telegraphs this morning :-In consequence of the decision of the Tipperary National League Convention re- fusing to accept his candidature Mr Parnell has ordered a convention to be held next Wednesday, at which he himself will attend. In a letter to- day announcing this intention, Mr Parnell !ays :-The importance of the step taken merits consideration by a full convention of the branches of the league in county Tipperary, less than half of which were represented on Friday, and no fewer than 40 abstained from sending delegates. A summons has consequently been addressed to all the branches of the league in the county to attend the convention on Wednesday to reconsider Friday's decision." The matter is causing the greatest excitement in the county. A large party stand up boldly for Mr O'Ryan, the accepted candidate, and will defray all his election expenses. On the other hand, Mr Parnell's nominee (Mr O'Connor) has many friends, who protest against the disregard paid to the wish of Mr Parnell and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cashel, and it is thought that Mr* Parnell's appearance on Wednesday will cause the previous decision to be revoked. Mr O'Ryan to-day issued his election address, in which he pledges himself to yield on all occa sions unquestionable obedience to the order of Mr Parnell, and to act with the party-led by him. The nomination takes place on Friday.
DASTARDLY ASSAULTS ON A WOMEN NEAR COWBRIDGE. At the LlandaS police-court this morning— before Messrs 6. C. Doroford, Evan Lewis, and Henry Lewis William Taylor, labourer, was charged with aggravated assaults on Joanna Santry and Mary Ann Cokeley, on Saturday last.—From the evidence of the two women and a companion named Catherine Brodrick, it appears that between tft and eleven o'clock on Saturday night they were coming from Cowbridge laden somewhat heavily with watercress, and near Sweldon they heard the prisoner and another man coming along singing a ribal song. The women stopped beside the hedge to rest, whom prisoner observing as he came up, crossed over, and in course language made an improper offer to Santry. She got up along with her companions to go, and bidding the man good night," He then caught her and thrust her back again into the hedge, in the meantime taking liberties with her. Twice Santry rose up, but owing to a basket of watercresses strung round her neck she could not move freely, and was forced back into the hedge again. Prisoner afterwards exposed her and pulled her about so much that she was nearly faint. Sub sequentty Cokeley seized the man and compelled him to let go the other woman. In return she received a seveve blow.
THE HEALTH OF MR. GLAD- STONE. HAWABDBN, Monday mtxbiag^ Our special representative at Hawaiden telegraphs On inquiry at the castle this morning 1 Was informed that Mr Gladstone retired to rest early yesterday evening, and enjoyed a good night's rePoile. aBEj seemed much improved this morning. lIe did not, however, get up to attend the early ser. vice at Hawatden Church, as is his almost in. variable practice, and breakfasted in bed, rising at half-past ten. The attack of lumbago is less severe, and it is hoped it will soon pass away with the rest the Premier is now taking. All but the most pressing official business is being transacted in London, so as to give the right hon. gentleman as much repose as possible." The weather has changed here this morning, a drizzling rain falliiag, which, if it continues, will prevent the Premier taking out-door exercise. To-day is the rent audit of the Hawarden estates, and the tenantry are beginning to arrive.
KAY'S COMPOUND, for Colds and Coughs. Sold tbroMbottt the World,Is 1»(J 9d,&c. Kay Bros., •bockport. 213 .t.
The Earthquakesin Spain I FURTHER SHOCKS IN MALAGA., I Terrible Devastation. I [" TIMES TELEGRAM.] I MADRID, Sunday.-A teiegrai ——— Malaga announces that two fresh shocks occurred the ruin of the town, yesterday, completing Advice's from Jerez say that slight oscillations were felt there at an early hour yesterday. I FKECTERS TELEGRAM. J MADRID, Saturday, Noon.—The official Gazette to day publishes the royal decree directing the opening of a na^ona^ subscription in aid of the sufferer8 by the earthquake, and inviting the Cortes and provincial auth orities to contribute to the fund. The decree also authorizes the Spanish ambassadors and consuls abroad to receive sub- scriptions, and invites the public employes to give one day's pay on the 1st of February towards the fund. Committees will be formed in all the provinces to receive contributions, and local committees will also be appointed to arrange for the distribution of the relief fund. The property tax on the destroyed buildings has been remitted. The balance of the Marcia floods subscription will also be employed for the benefit of sufferers by the present calamity. The Impartial states that the King has given 21,600 the Queen JB400, and the Infanta Isabel JS200 towards the National subscription. MADRID, Sunday, 9.45 p.m.—Fresh shocks of earthquake were felt yesterday in several places in the southern provinces, including Losa, Alhama, Jaen, and Veiez Malaga, fissures being made in the ground. Great alarm prevails among the inhabitants of Peripa, owing to the continuance of the shocks. Ac- cording to reports from Andalusia, ,the panic among the population of the provinces. of Granada and Malaga continues. The railway stations are occupied by whole families, who sleep in the railway vans, trucks, and carriages. The trains arriving at Granada are immediately filled with hundreds of people, of all classes, desiring to pass the night in the carriages. The town of Granada has the appearance of a camp. All the squares and open places are filled with huts and tents, occupied by thousands of persons who are afraid to pass the night in their own houses, and who congregate round the bonfires. Religious processions are frequently held in order to implore the Divine clemency. The town is severely damaged, but the Alhambra is unharmed with the exception of one tower, which is stated to have been slightly injured. Great distress exists in the towns and villages destroyed, and famine prevails in some places. The people encamped in the fields are also short of provisions. The bodies of the victims buried under the ruins of the fallen buildings are beginning to decompose. According to reports from Alhama, the appearance of the ruins there is imposing. The town consists of two portions, the upper and lower. During the earthquake on Christmas night, the upper town, situated on the side of a valley, fell upon the lower portion. Over 1,500 houses were destroyed, and more than 300 dead have already been recovered. It is calculated that 10,000 head of cattle were killed. Besides this, five churches, five convents and hospitals, the town-hall, the prisons, clubs, and theatre were destroyed. Services are now held in the public square, the altar beijig set up in a carriage. Seven thousand persons are encamped in the fields. The engineers at Albanuela reports that the few remaining buildings are in a dangerous state, and that it will probably be necessary to blow them up for the public safety. A meeting of representatives of the Madrid press of all parties, and of all the principal clubs and literary and military societies was held here to-day, at which it was unanimously decided to support the fund in aid of the victims of the earthquake. Severe weather prevails in many parts of Spain. The trains have been stopped by snow, and no foreigh mails have been received here during the past three days. [ CENTRAL NEWS" TELEGRAM.] GRANADA, Sunday.—Fresh shocks wore again again felt at Vilez Malaga, yesterday, and addi- tional damage done, the houses already tottering and cracked in all directions coming down with a terrible crash. A despatch which I have just received from Xeres, or as it is sometimes called Xerez, also states that a few slight shocks have been felt there, but the damage as yet is but trifling compared with the terrible devastation wrought elsewhere. The panic at Malaga still continues, and also at Alhama. Hunger and sickness are making sad ravages amongst the poor sufferePswho are encamped in the fields. We have just received an official intimation that the Government have, with a view to some slight alleviation of the distress so prevalent at Alhama, decided to erect, as soon as possible, 800 houses, to serve as temporary shelters for the poor outcasts. But, praiseworthy as the motive is, one cannot help asking-What;, is this among so many ? PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION IN IRELAND. At the instance of the Spanish Consul, a fund I has been started in Dublin, headed by Cardinal McCabe with £10, for the sufferers in Andalusia.
EARTHQUAKE SHOCK IN THE UNITED STATES. (REUTEB'S TELEGRAM.} I NEW YOBK, Saturday.—A shock, supposed to be due to an earthquake, was felt yesterday in the southern section of Frederick County, Mary- land. I
THE CHANNEL SQUADRON. I To-day's Standard says:—" Up to Sunday evening no information had been officially received at Devon port as to any alterations in the pro- gramme of movements of the western division of the squadron, which has been wintering in the Hamoaze. The men will return from leave to- morrow, as pre-arranged, and the Northumber- land will leave on Tuesday for Portsmouth, where Admiral de Horsey will hoist his flag. The Agincourt and Achilles will, so far as it is now known, proceed on Friday to meet the eastern division off the Eddystone, and the fleet will then proceed to Arosa Bay as arranged. ["DAILY NEWS" TELEGRAM.] I PLYMOUTH, Sunday niglit.-Enquiries made to- night do not elicit that there is any ground for the statement that the officers and men of the Channel Squadron have been suddenly called from their holiday as the result of Saturday's Cabinet Council, and in order that the squadron may at once be despatched on some special mission. The rumour seems to have originated at Portsmouth. Nothing is officially known at Devonport of any alteration in the original programme by which the squadron are to be ready to proceed to sea on Friday next.
THEfMYSTERIOUS DISAPPEAR- ,> ANCE. Tragic Termination. I Mr Bradford, of Wipgrave-street, Camberwell, whose mysterious disappearance excited so much enquiry, was on Friday found in WalworLh- road, and induced togohome. On Saturday jnorning Jumped from the bedroom window, impaling his the railing, and injuring his head. He w »es in a dying condition.
T5 The steamship Escombrera., of Havre, left Benisaf on the lith December with a cargo of iron-ore for Maryport, and, as she has not been seen or neara of since, it is feared she b;:¡.s foun- dered wlllst encountering one of those terrific gales which pievailed about the middle of Decem- ber. The steamer belonged to the Societe Française des Steamers de iyOrient, of which Messrs Poingdestre, Mesnier, and Cie are the managers. KAY'S COMPOUND, for Coughs and Colds, is equally serviceable for. Horses and Cattle, S.d, ls Hd, and 2it 9d. "213"
I TO-DAY'S POLICE. I I. SWANSEA. ..I KEEPING A BROTHEL.-At the police-court on Monday, before the Mayor (Mr Williams), the stipendiary (Mr Fowler], Mr Hall, and Mr T. C. Davies, Edward Davies and Mary Davies, alias Mary Ann Osbore, were charged with keeping a brothel in Greenfield-street. P.C.'s Jones and Edwards proved the case, and the bench convicted the male defendant, and fined him £10 and costs, with an alternative of two months' hard labour. LICENSING OFFENCE.—Mary Thomas, landlady of the Station Inn, was fined 10s and costs for supplying with whiskey a boy under 16 years of age. I CARDIFF. SMUGGLING.—At the police-court to-day—before Alderman Cory and Dr. Paine-John William Reynolds, the master of the British ship Ameer, from Hamburg, was charged by the officers of the Customs with illegally concealing 3 lbs. of tobacco, the single value and duty of which was £ 1 3s lid. Defendant did not appear, and was ordered to forfeit his bail, L3 15s.-Albert Schru- der, a carpenter on board the same vessel, was also charged by Mr Mitchell, the examining officer of Customs, with illegally concealing If lbs. of tobacco, the single valueand duty ot which was 10s 6d. Ordered to pay single duty and costs, or to go to prison for seven days. ASSAULTING A MOTHER.—Thomas Dameny (28) was charged with assaulting his mother on the 29th ult. Complainant, when she applied for a warrant, stated that the defendant struck her beat her severely, but she now said that the defendant only struck her once. Defendant bore a bad character, and had been previous sent to prison for three months for assaulting complnin- ant. He was now sent to prison again for three months with hard labour. ASSAULT.—Thomas Davies (36), was charged with assaulting John Hcpkins, in the market, on the 3rd. Complainant is a butcher at Llandaff, and keeps a stall in the market. On Saturday night he missed a piece of beef from the stall. He suspected a man named Fullintone, and went to several public- houses in search of him. When in the Arcade he saw Fullintone with the piece of stolen beef, and gave him into custody. Defendant, who was with Fullintone at the time, afterwards went np to him and struck him a violent blow on the eye. Defendant was fined 20s and costs. TRANSFER OF LICENSAS.—Tne usval monthly meeting, for the transfer of lincenses, was held on Monday before Alderman R. Cory and Dr Paine. The license of the Arcade Inn was transferred to Georga Jenkins 19that of the New Marke Hotel, Cowbridge-road, to Henry G. Smith that of the Hope Hotel, Blackweia, to Henry Jenkins that of the Glendower, Criehton-street, to John T. Griffiths; that of the Marquis of Bute, Bute- street, to Hiram Weeks that of the Bute Dock Hotel, Bute-street, to James Dunn that of the Crosskeys Inn, Cowbridge-road, to Henry Bennett; that of the Westgate Hotel, Cowbridge- road, to Joseph Smallcombe teat of the George Hotel, ^Bute-street, to Phillip Harris; Milton Hotel, Milton-street, Roath, to Mary Jana Thomas Tredegar Arms, Ruperra-street, to Mary Driscoll; London Porter House, Bute- terrace, to William James Lord Palmerstone, Bridge-stree. to William P, Smith.
FEVER ON BOARD AN EMIGRANT s SHIP. 18 Deaths. A Lloyd's telegram from Mauritius, dated Decamber 24th, states that the Hereford, from Calcutta for the West Indies, had put in with 18 emigrants dead from fever. IJ
DETAILS OF THE UNDER- GROUND EXPLOSION. LATEST PARTICULARS. The Press Association says :—The result of Col. Majendie's inspection of the tunnel on Saturday was such as to convince the experts that the ex- plosion was caused by a small percussion bomb, probably not unlike that used at the assassination of the Emperor of Russia. The bomb would explode immediately upon coming into contact with the wall of the tunnel, and its effects, so far as damage is concernei, would be entirely local, although the sound of the explosion might be heard a long distance. It is considered certain that the bumb was thrown from the train going westwards, which sustainedd con- siderable injury, and the explosive was contained in the glass or earthenware ball. The authorities incline to believe that the casing was of earthen- ware because, however much it might have been scattered by the explosion, had it been glass there would have been little difficulty in tracing the fragments, and this they have been unable to do. The dark pieces of earthenware, however, could not be so easily discovered amongst the ballast of the line until the debris had been carefully sifted, which is now being done pre- paratory to the otticial repoFfc being presented. Colonel Majendie did not visit the tunnel on Sunday, and it is not thought likely that he will again have occasion to do so, as the damage to the brickwork is not considerable aud a further examination will not tend to assist the investigation. Several of the railway officials visited the scene again on Sunday, but no further discovery has been made tending to elucidate the mystery. PRECAUTIONS BY THE AUTHORITIES. 1 he various tunnels on the line are being care- fully watched, and the officials at the stations are keeping a close look out to prevent unauthorized persons entering them. About forty passengers left the damaged train at Gower-street after the explosion, many evidently more from fright than from injury, as they had tickets for stations further along the line. The commissioners of police would be glad if if passengers in the train at the time of the explosion would communicate name and address to Scotland Yard, as it would materially assist the authorities in their enquiries. PROPOSED REWARD. I Up to a late hour on Sunday night no fresh information was obtainable. The railway authori- ties have suggested the issue of a reward which the company would be willing to pay for the dis- covery of the perpetrators of the outrage, but it is understood that the Home Office authorities, and the police acting under their instructions, are averse to any reward being offered. A substan- tial sum was offered on the occasion of the last explosions on the line without effect, and it is now considered better in all such cases not to at- tempt to trace the miscreants by this means. LONDON, Monday Morning. An informal inquiry is being conducted to-day at the offices of the Metropolitan Railway Company with a view to obtaining further evidence regarding Friday's explosion. The signalman in charge of Chailton- street cabin at the time of the occurrence has been summoned to attend, as have also the officials in charge of the passing train, and other persons whose testimony is likely to throw any light on the inquiry. No further information has been obtained in regard to the statement made by a passenger on Saturday to the effect that he saw a person leave the eastward train at Farringdon- street under suspicious circumstances, and no importance is attached to the incident by the authorities, who consider that if the explosive was thrown from any train it was from the one travelling westward, the rearmost carriages of which show the greatest injury. The station inspector at King's Cross states that the effect of the report at that station has been somewhat exaggerated. The particles of pulverised brickwork, mortar, woordwork, glass, and earth, which were swept together and taken away on Saturday, have been spread out before one of the furnaces at Neasden, for the Ipurpose of beiug thoroughly freed from damp. They will not, it is stated, be disturbed until to-morrow, by which time the rubbish will be easily separable, and it will be possible to closely scrutinise it. No further discoveries have yet been made.
Mr Ferdinand de Rothschild's latest acquisition ion on which he prides himself is Sir Joshua Rey- nold's picture called "Sympathy," which has belonged to the Aylmer family for the last cen- tury. Four thousand pounds is said to be the sum now given for it. On Friday afternoon J. Roberts, jun., and T. Taylor met at the Royal Aquarium, and signed articles to contest a billiard match of 10,000 points up (spot-barred), for L100, the champion conced- ing 3,000 points start. Taylor proved successful in both tosses-for choice of building and table. The match will be played at the Aquarium on Feb. 16 and following days, on a Burroughs and Watts' table. Ten pounds a side is now down to bind the match, and the remainder will have to be made good on the night of the Roberts v. Bennet match. The same pair has also entered into negotiations to contest 10,000 up, "all in,"on similar terms, to take place on March 2" next. Table#nd venue not yet battled.
MONEY MARKET. I To-day's Times money article says In the n:# ley market business was very quiet. The rate for loans was 31 to 4; three months' bills, 4 to 4!. 4 1 In the Stock markets the feature was an advance in American Railway Securities. In three cases the rise was two dollars and upwards. Home Government Securities were a shade weaker, prices receding about 1-16ths all round. Consols closed at 99J for money, 99 7-16ths to 99 for the February account. Home Railways were quiet, with little change except in North British, which closed at a fall of 1. The Foreign market was almost neglected, prices showing a few changes. I--
TO-DAY'S MARKETS. PROVISIONS. LONDON, Monday.— Butter Best descriptions of foreign are in fair request. Normandy dearer, at 116s to 140s. Friesland, 116s to 126s. Kiel and Danish remain at 112s to 144s Jersey, 90s to 106s. Ameri- can and IrLh continue very quiet. Bacon—mode- rately active, at about previous rates. Hams unaltered. Lard quiet at late values. Cheese without change. SUGAR SUGAR GLASGOW. Monday.-A quiet but steady market at late rates. The official report is as follows -Market opened with a moderate business doing at Saturday's prices. DEAD MEAT. LONDON, Monday.—Moderate supplies on offer, and trade continues generally dull at the following prices Beef, 3s to 4s lOd; prime Scotch do., 4s 1011 to 5s. Mutton, 3s 4d to 5s 4d. Veal, 4s to 5s 4d. Large pork, 2s 8d to 3s 8d small do., 3s 8d to 4s per 3 lbs.
I SPORTING ITEMS. So far the Scotch football clubs on tour in Lan- cashire for the New Year's holidays have fared very badly. The owner of one of the most celebrated handi- cap winners, and on which he won a great for- tune, is now an omnibus conductor. Rumour already speaks well concerning some two-year-olds by Mask, who was himself possessed of fine speed when in training. The near fore-leg of Cyrus has given way, and as he is a horse that requires a large amount of exercise to get him in condition, it is doubtful if he will ever stand a preparation again. At Manchester, where it is said in future the horses are to be fed and stabled at the expense of the race fund, the features of the Easter meeting are a hurdle race of £ 1,000, and a steeplechase of -pi,ooo. At Marden Deer Park, Caterham, Surrey, at 3 a.m. on the 1st of January, Venice, by Carnival out of Isoline, the property of the Marden Stud, foaled a fine bay colt by Beaudesert, which is the first foal of the year. The veteran Rocket appealed in winning colours in a Selling Hurdle Plate at Piumpton, on Friday, and once again changed hands, Mr Jodrell giving eighty guineas for him. He has had a few owners in his time. Harvester has made his re-appearance on the training-ground, and, although he wears flannel boots, a Newmarket correspondent believes him to be thoroughly sound, and likely to be heard of in connection with the spring handicaps. Xaintrailles is likely to commence work again in a few days, but it would be as well for intend- ing backers of the colt for the classic races to re- member that he has several engagements in France during the spring, for some of which he is sure to be sent to run. The Duke of Devonshire has granted the use of Saffron field, Eastbourne—a meadow of about ten acres in extent, fringed with trees and very level throughout—to the Devonshire Park Cricket Ciu'o at a merely nominal rental. A commodious PaviUion will be erected without loss of time. 1 he Christmas Cup, competed for at Haydock Park Coursing Meeting by the winners of the Old and New Years' Stakes, was won by Woman in Biaclc, the property of Mr W. Osborne, who, with his brother John, presides over the Ashgill training establishment at Middleham. A Wick Correspondent says :-A ring plover took snelter on board one of our fishing boats lately when fifty miles out at sea, and was cap- tured, and it also was taken to Mr McKay's cooperage, but it died very soon afterwards. I cannot make out what took this bird so far from home. There were no gales at the time to account for it, and this pretty little plover is not given to Hying fr from the sea shore. "Ubique,' in Land and Water, am authorised to issue the following challenge from the Australian amateur champion scalier, Mr W. G. Brett.. Mr Brett challenges any geutieman amateur in England, America, or the world, to scull him over the championship course on the Paramatta River for a £ 500 trophy, or he will scull on the Thames course, taking or allowing Sloo for expenses, adding an additional £50 as an inducement for any one to go over to Aus- tralia-" "We may state that English amateurs do not contest for £ 500 trophies, and Mr Brett should appeal to professional. There was no betting on future events at the principal London clubs on Saturday afternoon. The entries for the Grand National Steeple- chase, Liverpool Spring Cup, Prince of Wales's Cup, an<^ other races t > be run fca- at the Liver- pool Spring Meeting in March next will close to morrow. Entries for the Lincolnshire Haadieap, the Lin- coln Cup, Batthyany Stakes, and other events of importance run for at the Lincoln Spriug and Grand -National Hunt Meeting are due co-morrow. Messrs Tattersall announce several horses to be disposed of at their establishment at Knights- bridge to-Uay, amongst the number being John Bright and Reprieve from the Kingsclere stable. The meet ot tier Majesty's Staghounds will be at -two-mile Brook to-morrow, and the Great Western Railway Company will run a special train to Slough, leaving Paddington at 10.25 On Friday next the meet will be at Hawthorne Hill, and a special train for Windsor will leave Paddington at 9.40 a.m. The three-year-old filly by Mr Winkle— Polonaise, the property of Mr Bowes, died rather suddenly at Malton on Thursday night. As a two-year-old the filly took part in five events, but only credited har owner with the Wentworth (Post Produce) Stakes at Doncaster, for which she walked over. For the coming season she was engaged in the One Thousand Guineas, Epsom Oaks, and Doncaster St Leger. A general meeting of the Southern Counties' Cross-country Association was held on Friday evening, Air T. Shore, president, in the chair. A motion by the South London Harriers to allow second teams to compete in the championship was lost. The proposed alteration in the date of the southern counties' championship gave rise to an animated discussion, and it was resolved that February 21,14, 7, and 28 should have precedence in the order named if fixed arrangements can be made with the Sandown Park authorities. The propositions that in future a conference of secre- taries be held to fix the dates of open handicaps, with the condition that without sanction they are not to be altered, were carried. There was a large attendance, and much acrimony was introduced into the proceedings.
THE FATAL RAILWAY COL- LISION NEAR LONDON. I Inquest and Verdict. I Aninquestwas held on Saturday by Dr. Darnford Thomas, at the Royal Free Hospital, on the body of Robert Benjamin Davis, the fireman who died from injuries sustained in the collision on the Midland Railway at St. Paul's Junction on Mon- day last. Mr Beale appeared for the Midland Railway, and Mr Nettleship for the Great Eastern Railway. Walter Hodges, driver of the Midland train, desposed to having started his train from Moorgate-street to South Tottenham about six o'clock OH Monday night. On leaving King's Cross he saw a red light in the tunnel, and slackened speed. Leaving the tunnel be saw a white light on the signal, and another below, from which he concluded that be was to proceed. If he had seen another red light he would have stopped. On reaching the junction the train came into collision with Do Great Eastern train. So far as he knew the signal was in proper working order. Wm. Ray, signalman, St. Paul's Junction, said he signalled" Danger" to the Midland train in order that the Great Eastern train might pass. The first red lights should have been shown in the tunnel, and outsideabout six o'clock. The gas- fitters informed him that the gas in the signals was jumping, and he gave them lamps to put in. John Nicholson, gasfitter, said he and another gasfitter went to the signal to place the lamps. As he ascended the ladder the gas went out. He at once endeavoured to put in the lamp, and found it too large, the signalmen having given him the wrong lamp. The result was that at the moment when the Midland train appeared, he was holding the white light outside the signal, and his col- league held another below. The jury were of opinion death resulted from injuries received in the collision at the time when the signals were defectiyp, and returned a verdict of "Accidental death.-
DISTRICT NEWS. I I SWANSEA. THE TELEGRAPHISTS' ANNUAL DINNER.—After our report of the speeches delivered at this dinner was despatched on Friday night, "The Health of Mr Snell," the local superintendent of the tele- graph department, who was unavoidably absent on important business connected with the tele- phone department of the General Post-office, was proposed. The toast was drunk with enthusiasm, all present agreeing that it is due to Mr Snell that the Swansea telegraph office holds so high a position in the country for efficiency. A general hope was also expressed that Mr Snell will soon be able to resume his duties at Swansea. ACCIDENT.—While Mr Thomas Davies, coal dealer and commission agent, of 9, Bond-street, was crossing the Great Western coal sidings at the Hafod, some trucks which were being shunted run over his foot, and he sustained so severe an injury that his removal to the hospital was found necessary. A SWANSEA MAN DROWNED IN AFRICA.—A telegram was received at Swansea on Saturday stating that Mr McKenzie, late of the manager's office of the Great Western Railway, Swansea, was drowned on the previous day while "bathing in South Africa. Mr McKenzie left Swansea a few months ago to undertake an important rail- way appointment at the Cape, and before his departure he was presented with a purse of sovereigns. THE SUDDEN DEATH T THE MUMBLES,—.Mr E. Strick held an inquest on Friday evening on the body of Mr Conscantina Kleiser, who died under circumstances already reported. A verdict was returned to the effect that was due to syncope. "SERV.STS' BALL AT PAEK WFRX. The annual ball given by Sir Hussey and Lady Vivian to the servants at Park Wern took place on Friday night. There were about 40 couples pre- sent. The ball was opened by Sir ^Hussey and IJady Vivian, and, after a few dances, they retired. THE PANTOMIME. Since the pantomime of "Cinderella" has been produced, there have been numerous alterations and improvements, and everything being now in proper working order, it will afford much pleasure even to thosewho have previously seen it. CARDIFF. SUDDEN DEATH.—A child named Gertrude Ann Mitchell, aged eight, died suddenly on Sunday morning at the home of her parents, 57, Wood- street. DINNER TO LORD WINDSOR.— The Cardiff Conservative Club on Saturday gave a dinner to Lord Windsor. There were over 150 guests, among whom, we are informed (the proceedings were private) was Mr Haiben. INSTITUTION FOR THE BLI.ND.-The annual special service on behalf of the institution for the blind, Glo-s-)p-road, was held at St. Stephen's Cnutco, West Bute-street, on Sunday afternoon, itie ^esson was read by one of the pupiis of the mstuuuon, and an address was given by Mr G. F. Webb. J ST. _?lIARY's SISTERHOOD.— On Friday an entertainment was given in aid of the above charity at Lute-Ianee School. The vicar pre- side. an a crowded audience thoroughly enjoyed a very interesting programme. A number of very htuJe- ones caused much amusement and some surprise by their clever performance. A hearty vote of thanks to Miss Webb and the other performers brought to a close a very pleasant evening. EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE.—Under the auspices of the Evangelical Alliance, united religious services are to be held during the week at various local chapels. On Sunday afternoon a united sacramental service will take place at the Presby- terian Church, and in the evening there will be a liirge number of pulpit exchanges amongst the Nonconformist ministers of the town. SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS "CHAPEL" DINNER. —A dinner in connection with the chapel of the South■ Wales Daily News was held at the Cattle Market Tavern, Quay-street, on Saturday. Mr R. Fleet, the father of the chapel," occupied the chair, Mr E. Wheeler tilling the vice-chair. On the removal of the cloth, a toast list was trone through, including The Health of the Queen ayd Royal Family," Success to the South Wales Daily News and South Wales Echo," The Printing Profession," The Overseers, The Proprietors," The Literary Staff," &c. The post-prandial proceedings were enlivened Avith songs and recitations. The catering of the host, Mr H. J. Perris, gave every satisfaction. CORPORATION APPOINTMENTS.—The general purposes committee of the Cardiff Corporation will meet on Tuesday to appoint a chief clerk (legal department), a shorthand and general clerk, &c. A large number of applications have been received, and the following have been selected for g the office of chief clerk: Mr D. R. Malcolm, Leeds Mr A. H. Collingwood, Newport; Mr A. W. Nicholson, Harrogate and Mr G. Rees, Cardiff. For the position of shorthand clerk Mr R. H. Hick, Bradford; Mr F. C. Lloyd, Ponty- pool; Mr B. N. Parkin, Sheffield. For assistant-' conveyancing clerk Mr J. A. W. Power, London; Mr E. J. Ellis-Fermor, Preston; and Mr D. D, Davies, Cardiff. SCIENCE AND ART SCHOOLS.—The annual dis- tribution of the prizes and certificates gained by the students of the science and art schools during the past year will take place on Wednes- day next, the 7th instant, in the Assembly Room of the Town Hall, at eight o'clock. The prizes will be distributed by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Liandaff, and the chair will be taken by the Worshipful the Mayor (Andrew Fulton, Esq.). Tickets of admission are to be obtained from the hon. see. of the schools, the masters, and the chief librarian of the free library. FIVE GENERATIONS LIVIc;During the last few days a grandchild of Mr David Evans, Cardiff, has had a child born to him. Mr David Evans is the son of the Rev. William Evans, Tonyrefail, who, though 39 years of age, is in the full enjoyment of health, and recently preached an admirable sermon at Bethania Chapel, Loudoun-square. The Rev. William Evans is, therefore, a great-great-grandfather, a position which it is the lot of human beings rarely to attain. EXPERIENCED VETERINARY SITH. (Joseph Peare) shoes every class of horse at the Cardiff Horse Exchange, near the Custom House. A trial solicited. 232E FIRST CHRISTMAS SHOW.—The Model Clothing Company are now showing, at 13, ]!ute-street, a GRAND DISPLAY of CLOTHING, HOSIERY, HATS, etc. Christinas Cards of all the latest designs for Christmas. AT 79, ST. MARY'S-STREET, CARDIFF, for the next few days, good woollen or merino socks may be had at Is 2d per pair, three pairs for 3s. Sewing and knitting machines as usual. 211 I NEWPORT. REMISSION OF RENT.—We understand that Lord Tredegar, with his usual consideration, will return ten per cent. to his agricultural tenants upon their half-year's rent, payable at the Christ- mas rent audit. NEW COUNTY MAGISTRATES.—The names of Sir William H. Marling, Lieut.-General Barnard, C.B., and Mr Harley Rodney, have been added to the commission of the peace for the county of Monmouth. FIRE.-Late on Saturday evening, as a youth in the employ of Phillips & Son, outfitters, Com- mercial-street, was pulling down the blinds inside the shop front, they became ignited from a gas jet near, and were soon ablaze. A large crowd assembled, the members of the fire brigade turned out, and some time elapsed before the fire could be put out. This was not done before much damage was done to the contents of the shop and also to the permanent fittings. NEWPORT BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The weekly meeting of the members of this board was held at the workhouse on Saturday, Mr J. H. Hillier, one of the vice-chairmen, presiding. The board accepted, with thanks, the offer made by Mr E. A. Lees, of the Coldra, to :give the children in the Industrial Schools a Christmas treat.—A com- mittee of visitors reported upon the state of the works. They recommended that the painting of the building should be proceeded with, and that soma repairs be effected to the landing, but that the Government inspector's suggestions, recently made, be deferred for the present.—The master's returns showed that there was in the house 298, or 10 in excess of the number for the correspond- ing period of last year. Two female inmates, one 70 and the other 55 years of age, had died during the week. At the Caerleon schools there were 188 children, against 187 for the corresponding week of last year. A FOOTBALL MATCH AT CHBISTCHURCH.—At the above police-court on Saturday, William J. Edden, landlord of the Cross Hands Inn, Christchurch, was summoned for being drunk himself, and also with permitting drunkenness on his licensed premises, on Boxing Day. A football match drew a great con- course to the locality of defendant's house, and Superintendent Gurney and P.C. Willinott, attracted by the tumult of noisy doings, visited the defendant's house, and found a lot of people in the house in various stages of drunken- ness. Defendant himself, who was being assisted by a waiter, was described as being staggering drunk." Defendant now asked Captain Gurney whether he had never made a mistake—an in- ferential way of admitting his own laches. The bench fined defendant 20s and Charles Harris, George Harris, Robert Davis, and Edward Wil- liams, who were found drunk in the house, were each mulcted in 5s.
FOOTBALL I THE GREAT FOOTBALL MATCH, England v. Wales. Once more, and for the fourth time England has defeated Wales, the score reading—England, one converted gcal, four tries, and two touches down, to one converted goal, one try, and one touch down scored by Wales. The match was witnessed by about 4,000 people, who showed the utmost enthusiasm from begin- ning to end, and cheered to the echo any good play exhibited by the Welshmen, whilst the Englishmen were at times also cheered for their fine play. It was generally thought the match would be evenly contested, although many were rash enough to bet heavily on Wales. The result, viz., a victory for England by three tries, shows that the Welshmen gave good account of themselves. The chief feature of the match was the brilliant runs of Wade, who dodged the Welshmen in rare style, and being of great strength, the home-backs had great difficulty in stopping him. In fact, it was amusing at times to witness Wade upset the Welsh backs. Without him the Englishmen would certainly not have made such a good score. Several times when the Welshmen got near the English quarters Wade was Oil the alert, and always gained ground. Payne picked the ball up very smartly, and passed extremely well—in fact, he started most of the passing. Hawcridge looked for his chances, and took them, and kicked well, with the excep- tion of his first kick. In the tight scrimmages the Welshmen had the advantage, but the Englishmen were very smart in getting the ball out, and then dribbling in fine style. Teggin, Kindersley, and Kemble dribbled re- markably well, especially the former. The Welsh forwards did not give their backs' enough to do, and had a tendency to keep the ball too long in scrimmage. Taylor (Ruabon) kicked in grand style, and frequently met and stopped the rushes of his opponents. C. Newman (captain) played a very hard game, and showed all his old style of effective play. A. J. Gould tackled well, and rarely failed to reply to the English kicks. Price Jenkins was sadly missed. With him,and the English minus Wade, there would have been, in all probability, a very close game. Jordan, how- ever did his best he ran well, and although small he tackled the sturdy English players boldly, and stopped Wade and Payne a couple of times when they were making for the goal-line at full speed. It was Jordan who obtained the two tries for Wales, although one vvas got rather easily!; Newman passed to him, ana it was thought the ball was thrown forward. However, it was given as a': try,and A. J. Gonld kicked a goal from the place kick. Taking a general view of the game, it is evident the Welshmen have a bit to learn before they can defeat England. The back play of England was a treat to witness, and the cool- ness with which they did their work, the gentle- manly conduct of every player, and the vivacity they imparted into the game in order to secure a victory for their country, will be long remembered. One spectator described the visitors in homely language. "They played like horses and behaved like gent's." No doubt many a valuable lesson will be learnt by the Welshmen, as by being brought into contact with such skilled and subtle players great good will surely ensue, which will tend to improve the character of the game of football in South Wales. The match of Saturday clearly showed that an exciting game can be played without the slightest approach to ill-feeling, without any accident, because the rules were strictly obeyed, and also that football is a grand game of attack and defence. The following are the chief points of the game. At 2.30 England kicked off against the wind, and some loose play took place in the centre. Rother- ham tried to get through the Welsh forwards, but was collared. Hawcridge made a rather poor kick, and then Hancock (Cardiff) got a free kick. W. 11. Gwynn kicked beyond the central flag pot: Court tried to get off, but was soon tackled. A tight scrimmage was formed, and when the ball was heeled out, Taylor (Ruabon) very smartly punted into the English quarters amidst applause. A scrimmage was formed, and then the English forwards broke loose, and carried the ball into neutral ground. A rush by the visitors was met by W. H. Gwynn, who kicked into touch. Hancock got possession of the leather, and made a really good run and got into the English quarters. Hawcridge replied with a smart; run. Rotherham, from a pass, made off and got well into neutral ground, and then Wade followed up with a capital run and cleared all the backs, until he was held by A. J. Gould only just in time to save a try being scored. For some time the game was well contested in neutral ground. Taylor again by a splendid punt landed the leather in the English 25. Teggin Bradford) re- plied by an excellent dribble, completely beating the Welshmen, and was not checked until he got into the Welsh territory. A scrimmage was formed just opposite the home goal posts. Newman relieved the pressure by a run, and got well into the open, then Payne (Broughton) neatly picked up and tried to evade the forwards, but had to run sideways. Clapp ran to central ground where he lost the ball. Hawcridge made a run that gained some 10 yards, this was followed up by the English, and the ball got into the home 25. Payne ran and passed to Ryalls near the goal line the latter got. over and obtained a try. The angle was a difficult one, and the place kick by Tristram failed. This was the first point scored. After the kick out, Wade punted and followed up well, and the ball got into touch in central ground. Some loose and fast play ensued, by which England gained. Some dribblin? by the Welsh forwards regained the lost ground, and matters were about even. A pnnt by one of the home team, followed up by W. H. Gwynn sent the ball into the English quarters, but Tristram replied with a long drop, aiid-li,-ain the game was contested in central ground. A couple of tight scrimmages took place, by which the home team gained a few yards. Hancock got the ball when out of scrimmage, and kicked to the full back, who smartly returned but again it was worked by the Welshmen into their opponents' territory amidst applause. Teggin emerged from the scrimmage and dribbled in fine form until stopped by Hancock, who sent it back a few yards. From a pass, Wade made off and got through the for- wards and some of the backs, in rare form, and was tackled by Jordan. The latter afterwards dribbled back and followed up with a run. L. C. Thomas (Cardiff) succeeded with another run, which sent the visitors near their 25. W. H. Gwynn passed to Taylor, who transferred the ball to Jordan lie was held by Payne when about 12 yards from the goal line. The Welsh forwards were soon up, and took the leather still nearer the English goal line, amidst applause, and it looked as if they were going to score. A couple of the Northerners set to dribbling, and soon relieved their goal line, and Stoddart (Blackheath) got possession, and made off until collared by Goldsworthy and another. This removed all danger. The Englishmen now showed some splendid passing, which greatly puzzled their opponents. Payne passed to Kemble, the latter to Hawcridge, and then Rotherham picked up and ran right in front of the Welsh goal posts. The game became very exciting, and the play of the visitors was deservedly cheered. After a tight scrim- mage, the Englishmen got the ball amongst them, and passed again in grand style. As soon as one was about being held he transferred the leather to a confrere, Stoddart, Payne, Wade, and Rother- ham being conspicuous. Although this greatly balfled the Welshmen, yet they managed to pre- vent the ball going over the goal line for some time. Payne kicked to Hawc- ridge, who made a gallant attempt to get over, but was tackled about eight yards from the goal line, and then it was sent over, and Wales had to touch down. A. J. Gould kicked out, and Tristram returned. Payne ran up well, and dodged capitally. Jordan attempted to tackle him, when Payne threw the ball back, but it was not taken. After a couple of loose scrim- mages, by which nothing was gained, Wade, from a pass, made a splendid run, and was tackled by Jordan. The latter kicked the ball to Newman, who ran and passed to Hancock. This good play was succeeded by a run by T. B. Jones, who got very near the English goal line, when he was cellared by Stoddart just in time. For a shorttime England had to act on the defensive, although Wade did his utmost to get into neutral ground. The Welshmen played capitally, and there seemed some prospect of a try being obtained or a drop goal. Eventually the ball was sent over, and Tristram touched down. After the kick off Wales again showed some good play at the start. Kemble (Liverpool) ran through the opposing for- wards, and cleared some of the backs, and then finished up with a dribble. A. J. Gould picked up, but before he got far he was tackled by Court. After a scrimmage, the Englishmen, by some good all-round running and adroit passing, invaded the Welsh 25. The ball was passed from one to the other very rapidly, and the defence of the Welshmen was broken through. Taylor came to the rescue just in time to stop the rush, and by a grand kick relieved' the goal amidst applause. Tristram, however was on th' aiert, and sent it flying back, and the Engiis-h forwards were at once on the ball. It was soon in touch, nine yards from the Welsh 25 flag- post. After tbe throw out the home forwards dribbled and ran well, got through their opponents, and the game was contested near the English quarters. Ryalls ran well up, and was thrown by Jordan. Half time was now called. With only a try against them the Welshmen had just a chance of victory. The ball after the kick off was soon in the home 25. Hancock kicked out. Payne picked up smartly, and got a splendid run, being collared by Newman near the goal line. A scrimmage followed, by which Wales gained a little, and then Hancock ran until tackled by Tristram. The Welshmen now showed some really good passing. Out of a scrimmage Newman passed to Hancock, who made a ruu. Another pass was made to W. H. Gwynn, who transferred it to Tayler. The latter passed it to Jordan, who, amidst loud applause, obtained a try, which was not converted into a goal by Taylor from the place, although the attempt was very good, the ball falling in front of the goal posts, about the centre. The game was now even, and the excite- ment was great. The Englishmen started with a dribble, and Hawcridge made for the goal line, and when he lost the ball Teggin (Bradford) got possession, ran over and obtained a try. The attempt at goal by Rotherham was frustrated by the ball rebounding against one of the Welshmen. The' Englishmen now played in excellent form, their dribbliner, passing, and running proved too much for the Welshmen, and they were soon obliged to act on the defensive. Rotherham and Hawcridge got the ball a couple of yards from the goal line, and then the latter dribbled over and got a try near the corner Hag-post. Again the place kick failed, Kindersley making a poor attempt. WLen the ball was again set rolling, W. H. Gwynn passed to Taylor near the Welsh'quartr: (The the latter kicked over the heads f his opponents. Rotherham got possession, 'ran, and passed to Wade, who made off r.t a rare speed, dodging his opponents drxely, and when he got only a couple of yards ti m the goal line he. fell. Hawcridge, a few minr.te- wards, tried to drop a goal, but failed. W.-tlec, however, had to touch down. In,a low minutes the Englishmen were in the'. Welsh quar- ters again by the old tactics. The home backs were evidently not able to withstand., the attacks on their goal line. Payne passed to'Kindersley. who got a try, which Payne converted into a goal amidst applause. For some time the game was fast and loose in neutral ground, the Welshmen making great efforts to get through the Englishmen, and at last their efforts were crowned with success. Newman made a capital run, and passed to Gordon, who got right behind the goal posts amidst loud applause, and got a try. Louder cheers were raised when A. J. Gould kicked a goal from the place ki.]- After this C. Newman, Hancock, and L. C. Thomas showed some effective play. Wade, however, could not be denied, and soon got tbe osU the home goal line, and for a time tb." Welshmen had hard work in order to defend tLe. -I quarters. Hawcridge was collared by A J. Gouid, and then Newman made off, got out, srA relieved the pressure at a critical tin A* r" the ball was soon in the -Welsh quar- ters, the Englishmen passiDg in grand style. A. J. Gould very smartly kicked into touch out of the 25. Wade got in again, but failed to get over, being well stopped by Hancock ouly about four yards from the goal line. Anexcitin scrimmage was formed opposite the \Ve.Lsh goal- posts, and then the irrepressible Wade, by a corkscrew" run, got over and obtained a, try. The place kick failed. In two miniates* time the match closed, the score reading aS above.. viz., England, one goal, four tri es, to one goal and one try by Wales. This ended a well-contested match. Mr H. Vassa 11, of Godalming,Surrey, a well-known player, stated that it was one of the best International matche s lie had ever witnessed. The weather was colc. but fine, and the ground in good condition. All the arrangements were extremely well carried out, and much praise is due to Mr J. Bryant, the secretary of the Swansea Football Club, who worked very hard in order to make the match :I, success. On Saturday next Wales will play Scotland at Glasgow. A. F. Kill (Cardiff), W. H. Thomas (Llandovery), and D. Morgan (Swansea), will play instead of H. S. Lyne (Newport), E. S. Richards (Swansea), and E. M. Rowlands (Lampeter). The remaining 12 who played last Saturday will take part in the match at Glasgow. Tile following were the teanis:-Ei-Ill-It —(Back) H. B. Tristram (Oxford University), E 84 three quarter backs, J. Hawcridge (Bradford), C. G. Wade (Oxford Univer- sity) E 83, 84, A. E. Stoddart (Blackheath); half-back; A. Rotherham (Oxford University) E 83, 84, J. H. Payns (Broughton), E. 82, 83; forwards, E. T, Gurdon, captain (Richmond), E. 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, and^_ 84 R. S. Henderson (blackheath), R. Kindersley (Ox- ford University and Exeter) E. 83, 84 E. D. Court (Blackheath), A. Teggin (Bradford), F. Moss (Broughton), H. J. Ryalls (New Brighton), E. Kemble (Liverpool), S. Har- rison (Hull), E. 80, 81, and 82.—Wales—Back, A. J. Gould (Newport); three-quarter backs, F. E. Hancock (Cardiff), 1. 84, C. J. Taylor (Rua- bon), E. S. 1. 84, H. 31. Jordan (Newport and United Hospitals) half backs, C. H. Newman (Newport and Durham) (captain), E. 81, 83, and 84, S. 83 and 84, T. 82, W. H. Gwynn (Swansea), E. S. and 1. 84 forwards, T. J S. Clapp (Newport). E. 83 and 84, S. 83 and 84, R. Gould (Newport), 1. 82 and 84 T. B. Jones (Newport),E. 83 S. 83 and 84; H. S. Lyne (New- port), E. 83 and S4, S. 83 and 84; S. Golds- worthy (Swansea), 1. 84 E. S. Richards (Swan- sea), L. C. Thomas (Cardiff), E. M. Rowlands (Lampeter), J. S. Smith (Cardiff), E. 84, 1. 84. E. England, T. Ireland, S. Scotland, it will be seen that of the Welshmen seven are from New- port, three from Cardiff, three from Swansea, one from Lampeter, and one from Ruabon. The The umpires were Messrs G. Rowland Hill (hon. sec. R.U.) and Alex. Duncan (Cardiff). Mr C. P. Lewis (Llandovery) officiated as referee. England played in white, Wales in scarlet. RESULTS OF PREVIOUS MATCHES. 1881, at Blackheath, England won by eight gon I" and five tries. 11 1882, at Swansea, England won by two goals and four tries. 18b3, at Leeds, England won by one goal and two tries to one goal.. THE BANQUET. After the match the members of the two teams with the umpires (Mr Alex. Duncan and Mr G. Rowland Hill), the referee (Mr C. P. Lewis), Mr J. T. D. Llevelyn (vice-president of the W. F. U.), Mr Currey (president R.U.), Mr Beck (of London), Mr Vassall (captain Blackheath F.C.), Mr Butler (Panteg), Mr H. G. Cooke (Dublin, hon. sec. I.F.U.), Mr Bryaut (secretary of the Swansea Football Club), and others were enter- tained at a recherche dinner, which was excel- lently served at the Cameron Arms Hotel. Mr J. T. D. Llewelyn presided. The menu, which consisted of eight courses, having been exhausted, the Chairman gave the usual loyal toasts, after which the captain of the Welsh fifteen pave The health of the English fifteen." This having been duly responded to, Mr J. H. Payne, in the absence of the captain of the English fifteen, gave The health of the Welsh Team," to which Mr C. H. Newman responded. The toast of The Chairman and his Friends" was proposed by Mr C. P. Lewis and responded to by the chairman. Next came the toast of "The Rugby Union," proposed by Mr C. G. Taylor and responded to oy Mr F. I. Currey, president of the Rugby Union; then "The Irish Union," which Mr H. Vassall proposed, and to which Mr H. G. Cooke (hon. sec. I.F.U.) re- sponded. Mr G. R. Hill proposed the toast of The Welsh Union," and Mr R. Mullock (the hon. sec.) responded. The health of the Um- pires and Referee," proposed by Mr R. Beck was responded to by Mr C. P. Lewis and Mr Alex. Duncan. The list concluded with The Ladies," which was proposed by Mr J. R. Payne and responded to by Mr F. J. Smith. ROATH F.C. v. CANTON F.C.—A match played on Saturday, in the Sophia-gardens Field. resulted in a victory for Canton by one goal, one try, two touches down, and two touches in goal, to four touches down scored by their opponents. Canton played one short, whilst Roath had 16 players. For Canton, D. H. Lewis played in splendid style. A. J. Hybart and J. A. Roberts also played well. Lewis and Roberts obtained tries, one being converted into a goal by Lewis. CATHAY s WHITE STAR V. CARDIFF MOHAWKS. —This match was played at the Recreation- grounds, at Cathays, aud resulted in a victory for the White Star by two goals and two minor points to nil. G.W. EXCELSIORS V. T.V. WANDERERS.—A match was played between the above teams on Saturday afternoon, in Sophia-gardens Field, and resulted in the victory tor the G.W. Excel- siors by two goals and one touch down to nil. The tries were obtained by A. Matraves and W. Keepins.
THE CLAIMANT AS A PIGEON SHOOTER. Two pigeon-shooting matches took place at the Cardigan-fields, Leeds, on Saturday afternoon, at both of which the Claimant was a competitor. In the match with Mr Graham, of London, he lost by one bird, and in the hecomi, with Mr Fowler, the champion small-bore rifij shot of the world, he lost by six birds only. From 200 to 300 persons were present.