FALL OF A STABLE NEAR I BATH. Two Men and Six Horses Killed. A tatal disaster of a singular character occurred at Limpigy Stoke, near Bath, yesterday morning. The fatality was caused by the sudden falling of a stable, belonging to Mr Giles Holbrow, timber Merchant and India-rubber manufacturer, which adjoins the goods yard of the Great Y/estern Railway Station. This yard has lately under- gone alterations, and in consequence the stable was at the time of the disaster some twelve feet below the level of the company's premises. The boundary wall and stable wall both gave way, With the result that the stable was completely de- molished with a luud crash. A carter named Morment and a labourer named Musky, who were Roping in the stable, were instantaneously "'lied, as were also six horses.
THE REPORTED SENSATIONAL I ELOPEMENT. Our special correspondent at Dublin telc- graps The sensational report that a Dublin newspaper reporter had eloped to America with a rich heiress,7 leaving behind him two wives and several children, is pure fiction. This remarkable canard has been woven out of the following commonplace occur- rence. It appears that a clerk ill a sporting new. Paper office was discovered by his wife to be courting a young lady in the country, and to avoici unpleasant consequences he at once threw up his situation and proceeded to America, not however, before he had declared that his wife had bren the victim of a sham marriage.
COLLISION OFF DUNGENESS. I Supposed loss of a Schooner. A Mate Missing. In answer to signals of distress on oaturaay evening, the Lydd Lifeboat was launched, and found that a steamer and schooner had been in collision off Dungeness. The crew of three men °f"the latter vessel, who had found refuge on the steamer, were taken into the lifeboat and safely Glided. The mate of the steamer got into the Scbooner, which it is feared has gone down.
HEAVY GALE OFF THE MERSEY. A-heavy gale prevailed off the Mersey during night, and the Leyland Line steamer Venetian from Boston, got ashore on Burbo Bank while entering the port. The Liverpool life boat was towed to the scene, but broke adrift, and could not be got alongside. When the tide rose this morning the Venetian floated, and came into the river under her own steam, having evidently sustained little if any damage from the accident.
THE HEALTH OF MR GLAD- STONE. Our special correspondent at Hawaruen tele- graphs :—Mr Gladstone is much better this morn- mg. He rose at his usual hour, and in spite of the keen frosty air, walked through the village to attend early prayers at the parish church for the first time since the commencement of his indis- position.
SNOWSTORM IN YORKSHIRE *4 There was a very heavy snow fall on the York- shire coast this morning, the ground in many places being covereJ to a depth of eight inches. The frost during the night was keen.
MR FORSTER, M.P. It is believed Mr Forster will announce himself as a candidate for Central Bradford after the con- clusion of the Boundary Commissioners' inquiry on Timrsday.
ALLEGED LICENSING OFFENCE AT PENARTH. The Club Nuisance Again. I At the Penarth poliae-court to-da,y-before Mr James Ware and Colonel Lee—Jane Blackmore and Sampson Blackmore were charged wsth sell- ing intoxicating liquors without a license.—Mr A. W. Morris prosecuted on behalf of the police" defendants being represented by Mr T. H. Belcher. William Doimnn, .1 sailor, said he lived at 34, Arcoo-street, Penarth. On the night of the 30th December last he went to the Liberal Club, situate down by the dock. He entered the club between eight and nine o'clock, and called for beer. Several people were present, and anionst them being the female defendant. Witness Was supplied with beer, as was also a Jna.n named Middleton, who accompanied him. Previous to being served by the female defendant, the latter informed them that they could have no liquor without first signing a book. Witness complied with this condition. Two gentlemen present proposed him as a member. At this point the witness corrected his former statement that several people were in the room when he made his first entry, saying that only a man and woman were there. He was not supplied until he had been proposed, the men by whom this was done coming in subsequently.— Cross-exammed by ]vir Belcher, witness said he had nad one or two glasses that day. He was not certain that Mrs Blackmore was the female he saw in the club. His companion paid for one drink, and he himself for another. He was certain of this, though he could not say how much he put on the counter. The lady behind the bar took the money. Asked as to whether he "received any change, witness replied that he could not remember, nor could he recollect that his money was refused.—P.S. Pickwick said he was outside the club at one in the morning of the 31st I ult.. About half-past twelve he saw the last wituess and David Middleton, third engineer of the s.s. Ascupart enter the club, the latter cairymg a jar. Witness went to the windoWj and heard someone say, «»Chips, are you going stand a glass ?" and then the answer came Yes, I wj]} stand for all." The persons present vvere therefore served by Mrs Blackmore. Later 011 Middleton and another man came out", carrying a Jar. Witness took them back, and asked the fetnale defendant why she sent beer out at that tible. She replied that the man brought it there him. The sergeant went in and saw the last witoess and two or three others. Asked the female why she supplied the men, and the answered "S,cause they are members," He examined the bo0k and found Dolman's name in it. Mrs Blacktne said they had joined that night. Witness told t." she was breaking the rules in letting them have liequor. Cross-examined, the sergeant said there was no |Mind on the window. Sufficient of the frosting .lad been rubbed off to permit a view of the in. tenor being obtained. Dolman was the man alluded to as "Chips." Witness had no search warrant. The club had been under defen- dant's management for about a month.— Dolman, recalled and examined by Mr Belcher, said the jar of beer Middleton end he were carry- Ill they procured at the Royal Hotel.—On the application of Mr Belcher the case was then ad- journed for a week.
POLICE-STATION FOR CATHAYS, CARDIFF. 4.*mee '<•- town council to-day the ^0Ir "oposed that a district police th ;1 be established at Cathays, yatna "oiomiitee be given the necessary f-' out ^ie 'ame- It was mentioned Mtth iuW about £ 2,000. Tha report
Irish Invincibles. I THE ATTEMPTED MURDER AT I NEW YORK. Phelan Stabbed 11 Times. I Extraordinary Disclosures. I f CEXTRAL NEWS TELEGRAM. J -1 1 1 NEW YORK, Saturday -hvemn^. xi\e nrsu hurried reports of the desperate affiay in O'Donovan Rossa's office stated that Captain Phelan was killed on the spot. As a matter of fact, Phelan is still alive, and although the wounds inflicted upon him by Short are of a terrible description, it is Hot at all improbable that he will recover. There can be little doubt that the murder of Phelan was carefully planned, and that the attack upon him was very sudden and unexpected. Phelan is a resolute man, and would have given a good account of his assailant had he been given anything like a chance. Even as it was, Phelan, as he lay on the ground, apparently mortally wounded, managed to get to his pistol pocket, and fired point blank at Short. Fortunately for the would-be'assassin, the bullet struck a match- box in Short's waistcoat pocket, and the flight resistance thus afforded was sufficient to deflect the shot, which glanced off harmlessly and struck the wall of the room. Phelan was too far gone to fire a second shot, and Short, therefore, escapcd entirely uninjured. The affair has naturally caused the most in- tense excitement in Irish circles throughout the States, and is also attracting an unusual amount of general attention. It is well known here that all the parties concerned are connected with thq anti- English dynamite conspiracy, and there is no doubt that the attempted murder was due to strong suspicions of Phelan's fidelity. The story told by Phelan to a Kansas city newspaper reporter of an L, attempt to blow up the steamer Queen is generally regarded as mere bunkum. The officials of the National Steamship Company, to which line the Queen belongs, have been duly interviewed and ridicule the whole stcry. NEW YORK, Sunday.—Captain Phelan was stabbed no less than eleven times, and had his right arm nearly severed in the murderous assault made upon him in O'Donovan Rossa's office; nevertheless he shot at his assailant. When confronted with him after the latter's arrest, a short time back, Phelan received a letter from Kearney, requesting him to come to New York. He accordingly went, when they proceeded to- gether to O'Donovan Rossa's office. They had 11 not been there long when Short came in, and in the presence of the two other men, who were in the room at the time attacked Phelan in the manner already described. After having been stabbed, Phelan rushed into the street. The dagger used had a blade six inches in length. An account of an mterview with Phelan, which was published in the Kansas City about a fortnight ago, is supposed to be the cause of the whole affair. The interview spoke of Phelan's resemblance to O'Donnell, and stated that Phelan went to Ireland in June, 1883, and that before leaving he ment Kearney, who arranged wifh him for the blowing up of the Cale- donian Railway Gasworks, at Glasgow. Phelan, sailed in the Belgravia, and Kearney, followed soon afterwards in the Queen. Details were also given of the mode of communicating with them while aboard, of a meeting between Phelan and a detective in Edinburgh, and of a meeting between him and Kearney in Glasgow, when the latter gave details of his failure to blow up the Queen, the steamship in which he had crossed. Phelan further described to the interviewer the explosive material which Kearney had used, tell- ing him that Kearney had tried to get below in order to affix the machine, but was stopped by one of the ship's officers. The officer whom Phelan afterwards saw when going on board the Queen was the third mate. Phelan told him that he had overhead a conservation in Glasgow convincing him that there were explosives on board the vessel, and adding that he had come to give this infor- mation in the interests of humanity. His object was, in fact, to prevent a dynamite explosion on board the Queen during her outward voyage, when there would be hun- dreds of his countrymen on board. Phelan is further represented to have told the inter- viewer that he was convinced there were traitors among the dynamiters, and that only he Rossa, and Kearney knew of the intended attempt to destroy the Queen. Their object in this act was to create excitement and a scare in England." It was on account of the above statements to the interviewer, which were regarded as betraying the secrets of the dynamiters, that Phelan is sup- posed to have been invited to New York to give explanations. Phelan himself states that he came to New York to explain matters to O'Donovan Rossa, and expresses the belief that he was en- trapped into the latter's office for the purpose of being mmdered. :\F.W YORK, Sunday Evening.—Kearney denies having urged Phelan to come to New York, though he asked him to explain the interview, as it caused unfavourable comment among the Nationalists. On the way to O'Donovan Rossa's office Phelan showed Kearney a pistol, and threatened to shoot Rossa if he doubted his patriotism. Phelan explained that he communicated The facts mentioned in the published accounts of the interview to a friend in Kansas city some time ago, but that the account was published without his knowledge. Rossa professes not to have known that Short was a Nationalist agent. The British consul here states that he knows nothing of the story of the plot to blow up the steamer Queen. Kearney states that soon after he and Phelan had entered Rossa's office, a man whom he did not know, but who proved to be Short, entered and attacked Phelan. Short has been only two years in the United States. The opinion prevails among among the prominent dynamiters that Phelan is a spy. Phelan declared yesterday that he knew nothing of the plot to destroy the Queen till he saw Kearney in Glasgow. The raising of a fund in this city for the payment of the Irish members of the House of Commons is sug- gested in some prominent Irish circles ["TIMES" TELEGRAM.] A Philadelphia correspondent telegraphs The attempted assassination of Phelan continues to attract great attention. The press universally denounces the dynamitards, and recommends their extradition and arrest. Rossa, with his confreres, is suggested as having been accessory to the crime. Phelan is somewhat better, and to-day made a statement to the effect that the report of his interview with a representative of the Kansas City Journal is incorrect in some parts. Phelan believes that he was lured to Rossa's office to be killed. Various Fenians say that Phelan was a traitor, that he was stabbed in a tight which resulted from his drawing a pistol to resent Short's calling him a traitor, and that the fight was unpremeditated. To-day's Times, commenting on the New York outrage, says: If there be but a grain of truth in the report which we have analysed, it would offer cause for demanding Kearney's extradition. It is certain that Kearney, O'Donovan Rossa, and others have been for some time past preparing dynanaite outrages, whether in the manner that had been described or some other does not signify. It has been a great misfortune hitherto that respectable Americans have not sufficiently realised what is going on in their midst. They.do not read O'Donovan Rossa's paper. They hear of dynamite outrages from time to time, but are loth to believe that these crimes are hatched under cover of American liberty. The attempt upon Phelan's life will now open their eyes to the existence of the gang working in New York, and we must repeat the hope that it may be found possible to arrest O'Donovan Rossa, and thereby to elicit more evidence as to fenian crimes than has been forthcoming yet.
Hidden T peasu pe at Castie Coch Wood. II!. THE PIRACY OF THE" FERRET." A Strange Narrative, "A tale founded on fact," is a very common addition to the title rages of works of fiction, and, no doubt, many incidents in the ordinary life of an individual serve as a peg round which are woven a chain of events, more or less romantic in in character, according to the skill or imagination of the writer. Probably the incidents which fol- low might, with a little expansion, form the chief episode in a three-volume novel of the modern school. It is not, however, intended to give any tingo of romance to this narrative, the facts connected with which have been long known to the writer, but they were given in confidence, and were consequently withheld until circumstances should arise which would render it no longer necessary that the confidence should be preserved. The circumstances at one time were peculiar, still there was nothing very unusual in the fear that they should be divulged, as at that time the knowledge ot the incidents was confined to few persons they were also surrounded with a good deal of mystery they were only revealed to the few after considerable caution and it was ap- prehended that possibly he who divulged the secret might, from the vindictive character of some of the Spanish people who were concerned in it, become a marked man and find himself in an awkward position. Whether there is any vast treasure hidden in some quiet spot within the precints of the wood surrounding Castle Coch is not the province of the writer to prove, hut to show that state- ments were made some time ngo that such treasure was hidden there, 1 j'Ú there were then many collateral circumstances to support those statements, and that lately other circumstances tend to show that there is a p.\v la bility that they are true. It, wa only some i ce after the first incident were made known that the property deposited there was admitted to ha\e been stolen, and when that was revealed any further dealings with the parties by whom the statements were made ceased at once. With the first part of the narrative hundreds o: persons, whose business eugagements connect them with the docks, are perfectly familiar, and require little to bring up all the details to their remembrance, but this part is only, by an acci- dental circumstance, connected with the main ssue. In October, 1880, an iron screw steamer, called the Ferret, entered the East Cardiff Dock. Her reputed owners were the Dingwall and Skye Railway Company, who had, it was said, chartered her to a gentleman in London, and he again sublet the contract to another. She was a steamer of considerable speed, and had been fitted up as a passenger vessel. Messrs Shoit and Dunn were the brokers, and she was boon loaded with a cargo of coal by Messrs Cory Bro; tiers consigned to their agent at Marseilles. The captain was a gentleman who did not reside at one place during his stay at Cardiff, but for a [Lrt of the time lodged at the Cardiff Arms Hotel, or frequented it ofteii. He spent money freely, and when the vessel left the docks, on the 23rd Oct., she had received on board an enormous quantity of provision, and the steward's cabin presented the appearance of a victualling apartment beloog- iug to a gentleman's yacht, and not the cook' pantry for a cargo-carrying vessel. There was a profuse supply or wine, spirits, &c., and every- thing was of the best quality. There were ceiU-i» things also about the vessel, which to the matter- of-fact people at the docks, excited their suspicion that all was not right, and when the pilot, who took the vessel down channel, returned and spoke of the good cheer and the jolly life all were leading on board that suspicion became strength- ened. At this time there was staying at the Cardiff Arms Hotel, a gentleman said to be a Spaniard. He became acquainted with the captain of the Ferret, and when she left ostensibly for May- seilles, ha sailed with her as a super-cargo. The Ferret never went to Marseilles, but landed her super-cargo at a small port on the south coast of Spain. Then at a distance from land, she was repaintsd, her name altered two or three times, and the cargo was consumed as bunker coal. Her seisure by those on board became known to t[." owners. She was chased from one place to another, but was eventually captured and claimed for the owners in Australia by the proper authorities, the captain and crew were tried before a proper tri- bunal and sentenced to long terms of imprison- ment for an act of piracy. The circumstances connected with the chase and seizure of the Ferret gave rise to a good deal of interest at the docks. She was the subject of conversation for some months, but, like all simi- lar circumstances, she ceased in time to be re- membered. A long time afterwards a gentleman holding a distinguished position in the town, a borough magistrate, and also a man of considerable pro- party, received a letter, purporting to have been written by a prisoner in one of the carceras, or prisons, at Madrid, asking, in some vague kind of way, whether the gentleman would Issist in the recovery of treasure of some considerable amount deposited in a secret place near Cardiff. The letter was show to the head constable, who regarded it, as a hoax. The stipendiary, to whom the letter also was shown, cams to a different conclusion and eventually a reply was sent, which resulted in a correspondonco being commenced, and main- tained almost entirely on one side, but in the course of which a somewhat singular narrative was developed. The writer of the letters was a prisoner, but as everything in Spain was to be purchased, even in- dulgence to prisoners could be procured by means of bribery. The prisoner, after a time, admitted that he was at one time the private secretary of a Spanish nobleman who entrusted him with pro- perty to a considerable amount to be conveyed to England. He came to London with it, but from the first he evidently intended to appropriate the property to his own use. He left London, went to Bristol, and stayed for some time at an hotel there. He then came to Cardiff and stayed for a still longer period at the Cardiff Arms Hotel. During his stay there his friends in Madrid informed him that his employer had discovered his duplicity, and agents were sent to England to arrest him. Fearing capture he deposited the valuable trea- sure with which he had been entrusted in a secret place, not far from Cardiff, and then left in a steamer bound for Marseilles, but was landed on the coast of Spain. He was discovered by the agents of the nobleman, arrested, and tried at INIadrid for feloniously disposing of property en- trusted to him by his master, and sentenced to a long term of imprisonment in one of the carceras ia Madrid. To support this story official documents were enclosed, bearing the seal of the court, and duly signed by the proetor. These documents stated the nature of the ciime com- mitted, which was that of misappro- priating or stealing property entrusted to him, the name of the owner of the property, the person charged, which was the same as the writer of the letter, and the sentence passed upon him. The writer was anxious for an interview from the gentleman at Cardiff, to whom he sent the letter, at the Carcera, Madrid, when all details would be given. In the later letters it was made known that the treasure had been deposited in the wood surround- ing Castle Coch. A plan of the castle and wood was sent. A line was drawn from the castle at a certain angle, and this, if continued for a certain distance, that distance to be given at the inter- view, would indicate the precise spot where the treasure was deposited. This plan was cut in two in a zigzag and herring-bone fashion the one half was retained, and on the gentleman present- ing the other half to the prisoner's agent at Madrid, whose name and address were given, the gentleman would receive the other half and further information which would lead to the discovery of the treasure. The letters were written partly in Spanish and English, but the details showed that the was acquainted with the Cardiff Arms Hotel, and the direc- tion to Castle Coch, Castla Coch i:self, and the wood surrounding it. Seve.il to; grams were sent, but as no reply to them w.is received at Madrid, the correspondence ceased and the sub- ject gradually faded from memory. The time for which the man was imprisoned has expired, and a few weeks ago, three gentlemen, speaking English very imperfectly, were seen in the wood, and were also observed attentively looking at the castle. In the summer time, when visitors are frequent, such a circumstance would not have excited any suspicion, but, during the winter months, visitors are scarce, and strangers are almost certain to attract attention. They may have had no object but curiosity in view in examining the castie and traversing the wood in various directions, but it is possible there may be truth in the prisoner's statements, and that these men are in some way connected with it. That such a crime was committed; that such a man was tried and sentenced, the official documents of the court prove, and these, with the plan and letters, remain in the custody of gentleman in Cardiff, to whom they were sent.
PROPOSED BRITISH ANNEXA- TION OF THE SAMOAN ISLANDS I IREUTEB'S TELEGRAM. I WELLINGTON1, Saturday.-The Government of New Zealand purposes annexing the Samoan Islands. A steamer is held in readiness to pro- ceed to sea pending the receipt of Lord Derby's decision in the matter. MELBOURNE, Saturday. News has been received here, which is believed to be authentic, that a treaty has been concluded between the King of Samoa and the German Consul there, whereby Germany bccures three seats in the Council of the kingdom. The effect of this con- cession will be to largely increase German influence in the island. BERLIN, Saturday.—The news of the intended annexation by the Government of New Zealand of the Samoan Islands has created a great sensa- tion here. This evening's papers consider it certain that the German and American Govern- ments will energetically protest against the step. The following sketch map shows the geographi- I c:J.: position of the Samoan Islands referred to in the above telegrams — THE ISLANDS OF THE WESTERN I PACIFIC. j The Samoan, or Navigator group, comprises nine inhabited islands, the largest 700 square miles in area, the total being 1,650 square miles. The group lies between 13 deg. 27 min. and 14 The group lies between 13 deg. 27 min. and 14 deg. 18 min. south latitude, and 169 deg. 28 min. to 172 deg. 48 min. west longitude. The temperature ranges from 77 deg. to 87 deg. in the j shade. Tho native population is estimated at about 35,000. They were converted to Christianity mainly through the exertions of the Rev. John Williams, who established a mission there in 1830. The London Missionary Society have since worked the field. The United States, Germany, and Great Britain ha\ e at various times considered proposals for an- wexing these islands, but have hitherto abstained, although white adventurers have caused much trouble by endeavouring to control the native Government. A German firm has a large in- terest in the trade of the group, and their influ. ence has been directed towards securing German annexation. With reference to Reuter's telegram from Wel- lington as to the Samoan Islands, the Press Association learns ironi an official source that the Government of New Zealand did not of itself purpose annexing these islands, but desired that the Imperial Government should do so. Com- munications were accordingly opened with the Colonial Office, and meanwhile a steamer was held n readiness; but from the nature of the reply forwarded by Lord Derby, it is not probable the annexation will be carried out. Correspondence is still proceeding on the subject. To-day's Standard believes that the English Government have been negociatipg with the Ger- man Government with a view to the adoption of an arrangement by which neither power should assume a protectorate over the Samoan Islands. In these circumstances it is expected that the Colonial Office will decline to carry out the request of the New Zealand Government for the immediate annexation of the islands. ——————————
THE CALE. I I i Loss of Life. A heavy squall burst over Gravesend on Satur- day evening, doing considerable damage. Great anxiety was felt for the river craft. One vessel broke from her moorings, but was safely brought up. A Greenwich waterman and his son put off from the town pier to take the pilot off a home- ward bound ship when their boat capsized, and the young man was drowned, the father being saved by a passing steamer. A seaman named Ross was blown from the deck of the steamship Rutland and drowned.
JUBILEE OF A MEMBER OF I PARLIAMENT. The jubilee of Mr Charles W. Villiers repre- sentative of Wolverhamption in Parliament was celebrated, amidst general rejoicing in the borough, on Saturday. Mr H. H. Fowler, M.P., presided over a meeting of Liberals in the ex- change in the afternoon. He remarked that only two other members were elected prior to Mr Villiers, viz., Mr Gladstone, who had sat 53 years and Mr Talbot elected for Glamorganshire in 1830.
CARDIFF. THE CORPORATION OF LONDON having required the premises of the Bankrupt Agency Association, 29, Ludgate-hill, E.C., for city improvements, the Alliance Clothing Company, 33, St. Mary-street, beg most re- spectfuUy to inform the inhabitants of Cardiff and neighbourhood that they have taken over the whole of the above company's stock, comprising Hobson and Co.'s stock of clothing, Oeorge Oliver's stock of hosiery and ties, and Strauss Bros.' stock of fancy goods for immediate sale at a trifle over one-half the original in- voice cost. Sale now proceeding at the Alliance Cloth. ing Company, 33, t. Mary-street, Cardiff. 244 EXPERIENCED VETERINARY SMITH (Joseph Peare) shoes every class of horse at the Cardiff Horse Exchange, near the Custom House. A trial solicited. 232B FirsT CHRISTMAS SHOW.—The Model Clothing Company are now showing, at 13, Bute-street, a GRAND DISPLAY of CLOTHING, HOSIERY, HATS, Ac. Christmas Cards of all the latest designs for Christmas. AT 79, ST. MART'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
The London Echo of Saturday states Mrs Gib- bons confessed on Friday night to a high official that in a struggle with her husband, who told her that he was in love with her. niece, she bhot hun in the back.
TO-DAY'S POLICE. I CARDIFF. I SUNDAY DRINKING.—At the police-court to-day —before Mr R. O. Jones, Mr G. Phillips, and Mr A. Hood-Mary Johns, a young woman of bad character, was charged with being drunk in West Church-street on Sunday. She was cautioned and discharged.—James Sullivan, a labourer, admitted that he was drunk in Bute-terrace on Sunday, and was cautioned and discharged. THE REIGN OF TERROR !—Mary Morrissey (23), and Bridget Dacey (22), two women of bad charac- ter, were charged with fighting and causing au obstruction in Bute street on Saturday night. From the evidence of P.C. Phillips it was proved that the street was blocked up owing to the crowd collected to witness the fight between the defendants. Both prisoners bad been previously convicted, Morrissey six times, and Dacey three tunes, tor disorderly conduct. Morrissey was fined 10s and costs, and Dacey 5s and costs, PUBLIC-HOUSE ROBBERY. John O'Brian, a labourer, was charged with stealing half-a- sovereign from the counter of the King's Cross Inn, Caroline-street, on the 10th instant. Prisoner went to the public-house on Saturday afternoon, and called for a blue" of beer. While he was drinking it another man came in, called for a pint of beer, and gave the landlord a sovereign. The landlord placed the change on the counter, 19s 9d. Subse- quently a man the worse for drink entered the bar the change was at this time on the counter. After the drunken man had been ejected the half-sovereign was missed, the silver still remain- ing. The landlord's attention was called to the circumstance, and he accused both of them and sent for the police. The man Fitzgerald, who gave the sovereign, stated that when the change was placed on the counter he did not take any special notice of it, and could not swear that the half-sovereigc was with it. The prisoner was near the change, but he did not see him touch it. At the police-station, on the prisoner being searched, a half-sovereign was found in his coat pocket, although he denied that he had one about him. The bench did not consider the evidence sufficient, and dismissed the case.— John Edwards: (22) was charged with steal, mg 6:d from a till at the Lord Pal- lnerston Inn, Bridge-street, on the 12th inst., the property of Mr W. Smith. Prisoneriwas sala" to be a solicitor's clerk. He went to'the public-house, called for a glass of ale, was left in the bar for a few minutes, and was caught with his hand in the till. In his hand were some coppers. He pleaded guilty, and was sent to prison for one month, with hard labour. STEALING IRON PIPING. — Sidney White, a labourer, was charged with stealing a quantity of iron piping from the yard of Messrs Andrews and Bayley, railway wagon builders, at the Docks, on the 11th inst. The value of the articles taken was said to be 2s 6d. Prisoner pleaded guilty to taking the pipe, but as there seemed to have been some kind of negotiations for the purchase of a piece of pipe, or a piece of iron beforehand, the bench gave the prisoner the benefit of a doubt as to whether he had any felonious intention. STEALING A SILK JACKET Jane Martin, a young woman (23) of respectable appearance, was charged with stealing a silk jacket and a fur tip- pet, of the value of £ 3 7s., from 29, Patrick- street, the property of Jane George, on tiie 22nd ult. Prisoner, on the night of the 22nd, went to the house of the prosecutor with a friend, who was also acquainted with the prosecutor. She left about eleven o'clock at night, and on the following morning the articles were missed from tho front parlour. Prisoner was a young woman from Radnorshire, out of employment, who had been sheltered from charity by Mrs Grant, the tnend referred to. V\ hon prisoner left, Mrs Grant—who had allowed her to live at her house for five weeks without charge—missed some articles, and on subsequently meeting her she accused theprisoner,who admitted having taken some articles from Mrs Grant, but denied taking the jacket from Mrs George. When searched, how- ever, the pawn ticket referring to the jacket was found secreted in the prisoners dress. The jacket had been just pledged by prisoner at the shop of Mr Joseph. Prisoner now pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment, after which to be sent home to her friends in Radnorshire. STEALING AN OVERCOAT.—Andrew Walker (22) and Henry Nelson (28) were charged with stealing an overcoat, of the value of 25s, from 177, Bute-street, the property of a French sea- man, named T. Bibara, on the 10th inst.— Complainant left the overcoat in the dining- room of his lodging-house, 177, Bute-street, on Saturday afternoon. On returning in the evening it was missed. Prisoners were subsequently apprehended. They lodged in the same house, and on Saturday evening Nelson Walker pledged the coat. He said that Wilson stole the coat and pledged it. The money obtained was spent in drink. They were each sent to prison for 14 days, with hard labour. PENARTH. -I XOUTHEUL OBSTRUCTIVES.—At the police-court, to-day, before Mr James Ware and Colonel Lee, Edward Chappell, Alfred Pearce, Charles Brain, Thomas Bowen, and Richard Garwood, small boys, were charged with causing au obstruction in Glebe-street, on Sunday night. Chappell, who had appeared betore the bench on two pre- vious occasions, was fined 5s, and the others dis- missed with a reprimand. NEWPORT. A RAID UPON OWNERS OF DEFECTIVE SHUTIXG. -At the borough police-court, to-day, seven owners of property in various larts of the borough were summoned for neglecting to have proper shutes affixed to their premises. The evidence of the deputy-sanitary inspector was taken to the effect that in each case notices had been served by the corporation to repair, but that no notice had been taken of these. Messrs William Price, T. Ponsford, and R. Richards (who appeared or were represented) were each fined 5s Messrs D. Price, J. Littlejohn, P. Watkins, Mrs Ann Morgan, and Mrs Martha Holden (who did not appear) \tere each fined 10s. Mr W. Price, on being told he must pay 5s, remarked that it was too bad.—The Town Clerk (who prosecuted): What amount of that will be tine ?-The Magistrates' Clerk: None of it. The costs are 5s. (To Mr Price): I do not think it is too bad you had a notice from the corporation with the Queen'* Arms at the top of it, and you ought to haveatt-nded to it.—William Richards, summoned for nep meeting to fence and light an excavation over a dr, in in Church-road, was fined 208.
TO-DAY'S SHIPPING. Lloyds' Casualty Telegrams, The British barque Abbey Cowper was totally lost in Shoalwater Bay on the 4th January. Crew saved. The steamer Hector has been towed to Hong Kong with her shaft broken The schooner Margaret, from Gijon for London, with a cargo of nuts, has been towed into Gravesend aban- doned and damaged through collision. Crew saved. The British steamer Sarah Ann is ashore at Aquilas. Assistance sent. The barque Canossa, from London for Rosario, is ashore near Ramsgate. Crew saved. The barque Carmarthenshire, from Bankok for Bremen, with rice, is ashore at Terschelling, near Amsterdam. Crew not beard of. The steamer Venetian, from Boston, grounded at the entrance to the Nieiz-ey, but afterwards floated and has arrived at Liverpool. The steamer Douro, from Cardiff for Cadiz, is at Fal- mouth with boat chocks damaged. The steamer Holbein, for Monte Video, has returned to Liverpool with a hole in her bow and her fore peak full of water, caused by the anchor when the vessel was leaving Moelfra Bay.
MRS WELDON AGAIN IN COURT. In the Court of Appeal this morning before the Master of the Rolls and Lords Justices Cotton and Lindley, the case of Weldon v. Johnson was mentioned, in the shape of an appeal on the part of the defendant from the decision of Justices Stephen and Day refusing a new trial. The plaintiff, Mrs Weldon, had recovered damages, amounting tr 9500, for libel against the defendant, the London correspondent of the Paris Figaro, and he appealed against the finding of the jury in the divisional court on the ground (For Continuation see next edition.)
THE BATCHELOR MEMORIAL STATUE. At a meeting of the Cardiff Town Council to- day, a deputation, consisting of Dr. Edwards, Mr Lewis Williams, Mr John Duncan, and others, was received, on the subject of the Batchelor Memorial Statue. The deputation asked the corporation to grant a site for the statue on" the Hayes, and this application was granted.
It is stated that St. Blaise has fully recovered from the accident he met with in his own stable. He is said tu have tilled out, nnd to be now at his best again, I
SPORTING ITEMS. I Russley is now trained by James Ryan, at I Green Lodge, Newmarket. Archer will, as he told a St Louis reporter, ride Melton for the Derby. Dalmeny, who has recently been added to the list," figures amongst the City and Suburban entries. Fulmen has not been entered for the City and Suburban, but he is to be found amongst the entries for a T. Y.C. race at Ascot. We learn from America that Plunger" Wal- ton is going to take up his residence at St. Louis, and says he has done with the turf for ever. Mr E. Gebhard, who has hitherto raced in America, has entered Eole and St. Saviour (brother to Eole) in the Gold Cup and Alexandra Plate at Ascot. Stakes are not the great end and object of racing, or it would appear that Geheimniss was not well placed in running races of an average J3500 in these days of great prizes. The proposed Billiard Championship tourna- ment will not take place. Roberts, Cook, Peall, Mitchell, and J. Bennett, who would have the best chances oi winning, will not compete. Middlesex plays Yorkshire, under Rugby rules, at Dewsbury, on February 9. Queen's Park can- not get a team together to play Notts to-day while Norfolk v. Cambridgeshire stands post- poned until the Ides of March. The South London Harriers have decided to hold a fifty miles race, open to all bona fide amateurs, at Balham Grounds, on Saturday, April 11. A special prize will be given if record is beaten. Firminger and other noted stayers are I, already getting fit. Lucy Ashton, who won the Brocklesby Stakes at Lincoln last spring, and subsequently split her pastern whilst running in the Acorn Stakes at Epsom, appears to have got on all right again, as she has been entered for the All-aged Stakes at Ascot, a race usually contested by the best speed of the day.. Despite the lameness which Cosmos and .biue Grass suffered from last summer, both have been Grass suffered from last summer, both have been en.ered for the Cup and Alexandra Plate at Ascot, also the Metropolitan at Epsom. We also find Blue Grass in the City and Suburban, the worst course that could be cnosen for a nor>e wuh doubtful forelegs. It has been decided that the building on the Thames Embankment, which has be-a specially erected by the Stanley C.C. for the cycling exhibition, and is to be known as the Wheeleries," shall not be opened till W eanes- day, the 28th inst., instead of the 26th, remaining open proportionately longer. Charles Archer is selling off most of his hordes, the names of Dog Fox and Peace having oeen added to those horses advertised to be old Albert Gate on the 26th inst. Abbotsford, who is the property of Lord Ellesinere, will be sold at the same time. The sale possesses a significance, for it would appear that the Jockey Club havenot yet granted a licence to Charles Archer to train on their grounds.
THE CASE OF WOUNDING A WOMAN AT NEWPORT. A Lucky Escape. At Newport Borough Police-court to-dav--be- fore the Mayor (Col. Lyne) and Mr T. P. \Vans- brough—Joseph Leyshon, mason, was charged on remand with cutting and wounding S:.rah Ann ^ee £ >fhe complainant stated that she had been living with prisoner for the past iour years, prin- cipally at Cardiff, he having been employed by Messrs Spiller and Co. Prisoner had been out of work siriep, Christmas Eve, and on Saturday evening, the 3rd inst., he directed her to go to his brother's house in Constable's- lane and ask him for the loan of 2s. Prisoner afterwards camein, and they all remained, and took too much beer. She quarrelled with prisoner because he would not go home the quarrel was renewed in the street; they returned to the heuse, had more beer, and again renewed the dispute. Prisoner was eating some meat with a knife, and got up to strike her. The knife caught her under the chin. Mr R. Cooke, surgeon: That is totally different from what she told me when she came to my surgery. She said then that he cut her throat. She was sober. Prosecutrix: I was drunk. He has been very good to me, and we have lived happily together. The Magistrates' Clerk Then you say it is an accidental scratch with an open knife whilst striking you ?—Prosecutor Yes. John Leyshon, brother of prisoner, said there was a wedding party in the house at the time. The Magistrates' Clerk What, had he married her?- The brother: \-o.- The Magistrates' Clerk It is almost time he did. Mr Cooke said it was a fortunate thing the knife was not sharper. If it had been the pri- soner would have been there on a different cnarge altogether. The wound was four inches long, but it was not deep. That was more by luck than good management. Prosecutrix did not wish to press the charge, and prisoner said she aggravated him to thai; extent that he did not know what he was doing. The Mayor told prisoner that he misrit have killed prosecutrix, and that he had no business to strike a woman with a knife in his hand.—Fined 40s, or a month's imprisonment.
FRUSTRATED ELOPEMENT AT NEWPORT. A Partner's Flight Prevented. The Lesson of the Blotting Pad. At Fewport borough police-cohrt to-day, Wil- liam John Eskdale, partner in the firm of Dawson and Eskdale, brassfouuders, Watchhouse-paratie, Newpport, was charged with stealing a quantity of tools belonging to Thomas Dawson. The accused, it appeared, resided in Herbert-street with his wife and chiid, but formed an improper association with a girl of loose character named Price, who lodged in the Baneswell district. The two had arranged to elope together, and had taken berths in a fast-sailing clipper bound for Australia. Several trunks containing property had been safely got away to London, from which pn-t of the vessel was to leave, and it was decided to begin the journey by one of the late traing leaving New- port on Saturday evening. Mr Dawson, the other partner, by an accidental circumstance, became aware of the intended flight, and an hour or so before the time at which the train was to start, called in the services of the modern Nemesis, in the shape of Detective Inspector Jcnes, and the accused was arrested on the charge of theft. Mr Barrett, solicitor, who appeared for the prosecution, asked for a remand. Mr Parker, solicitor, who defended, said he had no objection to the application, but he should like to know something about the charge. Mr Barrett: There has been hardly time to get any evidence. The accused was arresed only on Saturday night. Mr Parker So long as the prosecution will let me know the nature of the charge before the case comes on again. Will the bench grant bail ? Mr Barrett: We object to bail. The prisoner has already engaged a passage in a ship for New Zealand. Mr Parker: To cut the story short, I do not apply for bail. Mr Barrett There is one entry in the cash book that certain moneys have been paid into the bank, but this had not been done, as far as twe can iearn. We have had no time to get evidence. Some of the goods are in London. The Magistrates' Clerk It is a curious case. I understand the prosecutor is prisoner's partner ? Mr Parker: Yes, that is so. The Magistrate's Clerk Embezzling the goods of his partner, eh ? Mr Barrett: As to the goods, they are in London. It is sufficient, 1 suppose to send a constable. The passage has been taken at the shipping offices of Messrs Sewell and Crow- ther, Cockspur-street, Newport. The magistrates' clerk The police will follow the goods. Supt. Sinclair There will be no difficulty about that. Mr Barrett: We have telegraphed to the ship- pers to stop the goods. Prisoner was then remanded in custody until Wednesday. The matter was discovered in a curious way. The prisoner wrote a letter to the firm of London shippers, with a view of engaging two passages to New Zealand. This letter was written at the office, and when it was finished prisoner pressed it on the blotting pad beneath. This pad hap- pened to be nearly clean, and the handwriting being what is known as bold and full, a very distinct impression was obtained of the contents of the letter. Mr Dawson happened to look at the pad, and having his curiosity aroused by one or two words, be deciphered the whole, and so ubtaiued full knowledge of the intended elope- ment,
MONEY MARKET. To-day's Times money article says: Short loans were in pretty good demand at 3g, but the terms became easier before the close. Three months' bills 31. In the Stock Market high-class securi ties were "well supported, but American and Canadian Railway Stocks were dull. The fortnightiy settlement begins on Monday. Consols closed at 995 for money, and 99 to 100 for the account. Home Railways v. ere a sna.de firmer, but little business was doing. Manchester and Sheffield Ordinary advanced 5; Great Eastern, |. Business in the Foreign Market was quiet, but except Portugese Stock, which fell i. prices were pretty firm. Egyptian Unified fell i.
TO-DAY'S MARKETS. & BUTTER. CORK, -Niorday. Secor,(Is, iois tn.rds, fourths, 53s Fifths. 3bs. Kegs—Thirds, 81s. cured firkins—mild. 129s. in market—firkins, 1U kees. CATTLFI. LIVERPOOL, Monday. — Beasts, 1,674; sheep, ",M: Best beasts, 7d to Sid seconds, 6d to 7^4: sheep, ia to 9^:4. supply of cattle about the same as last week. A larger supply of sheep. Hour cattle and sheep are ia good demand at fuli quotations. Country buyers are numerous. •^POTATOES. LONDON, Monday.—Supplies continue large, and trade is moderately active at about former values Regents at 60s to cOs; Magnums, 50s to EOs Vic- torias. 60s to 7os Cliamaions, 50s to 6Go per ton. Hoi's .on LONDON, Monaay.—There is no naLenai aiteia-.oa to report in the hop market trade continues quiet, and prices remain about the tame as last week, the top quotation of English hops still being seven guineas per cwt. SUGAR. CLYDE, Monday.—Strong market, and large ousiness done at prices fully 3d iiiiher. The officcal report statss -iUarket opens with an active demand, and a large business dune at 3d advance. PROVISIONS. LONDON, Monday.—Butte—Kiel and Damsn, are quoted lower, ai iOOs to 1-tOs other foreign descrip- tions without materia: change. JFriesland, litte to 123s; Normandy, 112s to 140s Jersey, 94s to liOs American and iriih quiet and unaltered. Bacon con- tinues moderately active at last week's prices. Hams quiet. Lard without alteration. Cheese—American ciuoted at lbs to 06s. DEAD MEAT. LONDON, Monday.—Moderate supplies, and traae remains without -improvement at the following prices: Beef, 3s to ^s 84 prime Scotck do. ;s 54 to 4s iOd. Mutton. 3s to 5s. Veal, 3s 84 tn 5s- Lar £ e po' k, *s Sd to 3s 3d small «o.3s 3d to 4s pef £ lbs-
CHARGE OF SHOOTING AT CARDIFF. Carrying a Revolver. A shooting case, under somewhat peculiar circumstances, occurred at Cardiff ca Saturday aicht. It anpears that some days back a Mrs Meyriek gave evidence, o- behalf of the police, in a charge against two men, who were each sen- tenced" to three months' imprisonment. The relatives of the men have since accasioned Mi-s Meyriek a lot of annoyance, going so far as to burn her eliigy. On Saturday night they were engaged in this species or intimidation wiien Elias May (a son of Mrs Meynck by a rirst marriage) appeared on the scene. As he reacned the door of his mother s residence in est Church- street, someone struck him. He pulled a revolver from his pocket, and with a view of frightening his assailants fired a snot over their heads, This failing to produce the des;red effect, he agrin tired, with the result that a man named Thomas Barry received a wound in the arm. Barry was promptly attended by Dr O Donneli, and May was apprehended and conveyed to the Central police-station. He will be brought before the magistrates this (Monday) morning. At the Cardiff poiice-couet to-day, Elias -May (22) was charged with unlawfully shooting and wounding James Berry with a revolver in West Church-street, on the 10th inst. —Mr Belcher appeared for the prisoner.—Com- plamant said that he was a labourer, living at 14, Dufiryn-street. At a quarter to ten o'clock on Saturday night he was at the corner of Peel- street. There were some boys in the streftf carrying an effigy of prisoner's mother, and a crowd of about 100 people had assembled to look at them. He had nothing to do with the efSgy, but stood among the crowd. The boys marched up and down the street, when a shot was fired. On hearing the report of the pistol he went to the spot from whence it came. The prisoner May was there with a revol- ver. Several of them asked him to give the revolver up, but he refused, and ran away. He went about 30 yards up South Church-street, towards the Canal Parade. The crowd followed. and prosecutor followed them. He was quite alone. Prisoner, when running away, threatened a man who went up c-oe to him, that if he followed he would take hi life. Soon afterwards he heard three shots in succession. He did not see the prisoner, nor the revolver, but the shots anie from the direction where prisoner was standing, about fifteen yards off. When cross-examined, he said that he did not know that the prisoner's mother had given evidence at the police-court against one of his friends for assaulting the police. He went on a visit to a friend, and had no knowledge that the effigy was that of the prisoner May, or in- tended to join in the "fun." The boys carried the eftigy in front of, but on the opposite side of the street to, tllE hou,e where the prisoner's mother lived. The people who formed the crowd did not carry sticks.
CARDIFF INFIRMARY SATURDAY MOVEMENT. The final meeting of the committee appointed to carrv out the collections at the workshops and works in the town and be neighbourhood in aid of the funds of the Cardiff Infirmary, was held at the Tvwn-hall on Saturday, Mr Councillor D. Jones in the chair. There were also present Messrs Lincoln and LOCK, hon. secretaries of the movement; Mr G. F. Coieman,secretary of the Cardiff Infirmary Messrs Stephens, Finlay. Woosey, Coles, Huggins, Berkley, etc. The chair- man stated that their first meeting was held on the 27th September. They had held eleven meetings, and at those meetings received the col- lections made at workshops, etc., amounting to £ 898 Is 9d, the largest amount that had ever been collected. Their expenditure amounted to S71 Is, and the net sum to hand over ro the intirmarv treasurer was £ 827 Oi 9.1 ;f on the whole, a very gratifying result of the;r labours, and probably next year their success would be eveii greater. All of them admitted that they had been working for an institution that deserved every support.— Mr Stephens proposed a vote of thanks to the treasurer for the grext interest he had taken in the movement, ana for his regular attendance at their committee ll1fe:iDi!=\ir Berkley seconded the vote, which was carried unanimously.-The Chairman, in acknowledging the vote, said that there were gentlemen on the committee who de- served their thanks far more than be did, and those gentlemen were the hon. secretaries, Messrs Lincoln and Lock, and tne secretary of the infirmary, Mr Coleman. These gentlemen had done far more than he had to bring about the success of the movement. He proposed a vote uf thanks to them, which was seconded by Mr Woosey, and carried with applause. Mr Lincoln responded, and so did Mr Lock, both bearing testimony to the valuable assistance they had received from Mr Coleman. Mr Lock hoped next year the collec- tions would amount to £ 1,000, a point which he hoped that they would have reached this year. He also referred to the cordial co-operation of their treasurer with them since they had been united in the movement, which was to all of them, he believed, a labour of love. Mr Lincoln suggested that next year, on one of the Saturdays, ladies should be asked to make, collections in the streets. In places where this had been tried the results had been very satisfactory. Mr Lock expressed some surprise that the boxes placed in tram-cars had not realised a laiger sum, the total amount being L3 5s, and he was also sorry to say that some of the boxes had been broken open. A vot3 of thanks to the mayor for the use of the hall and to the chairman closed the proceedings.
A TOTAL ABSTAINER. Twain's latest good thing is to be found in the book cf auto- graphs presented to Mrs Hayes on leaving the White House, Washington, in recognition of tb« lemarkabie success with which she had run the Presidency" on teetotal principles. Total abstinence," lie wrote, is so excellent that it is impossible to carry its principJes to too great a length. I therefore totally abstain-even from total abstinence," KAY'S COJIFOUND or LIXSEED, Aniseed, Senegal Squill, Tolu, dtc., with Chlorodyne. 9sd, Is lid, 2s 941 of Chemists. 213 KAy'H COMPOUND, a demulcent anoydne, ex pecsorant, for Coughs and Colds. Sold bv all Chemists 9id, Is, Is ld. 9-8 9d. 212 COAGULINE.—Cement for Broken Articles, bd, is, is, postage 2d. bold everywhere, lvtty Bros, Stockport. 5J|