IN QUEST OF PLAYERS. I LEEDS CLUB ANXIOUS TO SIGN ON" IVtiB MORGAN. Two members of the Leeds Northern Union Football Club arrived at Swan- sea on Wednesday, the captain and a member of the Committee. Their ob- ject is to secure the signatures of several Swansea players, the most un- expected of these being Ivor Morgan, the famous International forward. Ivor Morgan has not played this season, owing to an injured knee, but he has recovered sufficieutiy to be able to run as fast as ever although he is un- willing to risk playing. He was waited upon yesterday and it is understood that the Leed* Club are wiling to send him to a specialist. Mr. Morgan seems disposed to consider the offer favour- ably and we are informed that the matter may be definitely settled this evening. Two other players whose services are anxiously sought are Sid Jerram, the Swansea half-back and Parker, the for- ward. The N.U. agents, who saw Swan- sea perform at Glo'ster last Saturday were also favourably impressed with George Hay ward, and it is possible that he may be approached this week.
I FELL TWELVE FEET. G. H. Carr (32), a ship's carpenter, whil-e following his employment at the Central Dry Dock on Thursday, fell off some staging, a distance of about 12 feet, sustaining injuries for which he was admitted to the hospital, but not detained.
The doctor told me to go to work when I felt fit," said a plaintiff at Shoreditch County Court yesterday, Judge Smyly replying. I suppose a good many of us would never go V: work k at all if wo waited for thav
immm CASE. APPLICATION LIKELY TO BE HEARD NEXT WEEK. MR. LAWS ILLNESS. It is anticipated that the application on behalf of Clement Robert Trneman, now in Swansea Prison, for leave to ap- pe,a l ag st his peal against his conviction and sen- tence, is expected to come before the courts early next week. If the application is granted, a fur- ther application will be made for bail in order to enable Trueman to prepare his case and &et out the particulars of his appeal. Mr. Law's Illness. I Mr. Edmund .Law, of Neath, who has been interesting himself on behalf of Mr. Truenuui, was this morning sud- denly taken lil. He was removed to a nursing institu- tion in Swansea, where it is expected an operation will be performed. Mr. Law is in the best of spirits.
SKULL FRACTURED. I ￼ t-— LLANELLY LABOURER DRAWN INTOI MACHINERY. A labourer named James Stir^iker, of Bryn-road, Llanelly, was admitted to the Llaneily Hospital on Thursday evening suffering with a fractured s It appears that the man had finished his work for the day at the Steel works, and was fetching his food tins when his coat became entangkd in some belting attached to the machinery with the result that he was arawn in, and sustained amongst other injuries, I a fractured skull.
CAPTAIN SCOTT. LIVED TWO DAYS AFTER THE DEATK OF HIS GCMFANIBNS. Mr. W. Bruce, JJcother of LaO-jr Scott, and second in command of the Terra Nova; arrived at Plymouth to. day. He said the cause of the disa--t,-r was unquestionably the wea-ther. It was t-lie succession of iiead winds and buzzards which overcame Captain ooott and bis companicais. n hetner or not the catastrophe was contributed to by the extra, member cf the Southern pa,v. Bruce said tijnfc Captain Soott alone was the best judge of the wisdom of such an action With regard to the shortage of stores in the depots on the way back from the Pole, he explained that the oil fueJ had evaporated owing to the rubber washers oi the oil druzis having deteriorated from the extreme cold. Exposure was the primary cause of the death of the explorers; but starnt- tion also had a good deal to do with it. Captain Scott lived two davs after his companions.
i CHAIRMAN RE-ELECTED. ANNUAL MEETING OF LLANELLY RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. At the annual meeting of the Eian- elly Rural District Council on Thurs- day, Mr. W. B. Jones was re-e iected chairman, while Mr. W. Y. Kevill was re-elected vice-chairman. Attention was again called to tha need of enlarging the culvert so as to prevent flooding at Sandy. The chairman said he was not pr&- pared to allow the question to drift, for, if the fine weather was allowed to pass before the work was done, they would be told later that it could not be pro- ceeded with owing to the wet weather. The Surveyor was directed to see Mr. C. W. Mansel Lewis with regard to the matter. Maintenance of Road. A discussion arose as to the contribu- tion to bo made by the Dafen Brick- works Company towards the mainten- ance of the road from Capel to Dafen over which their traction engine travelled. The chairman in moving that the company's offer of £ 2-5 be accepted said that the industry was a comparatively new one, and the Council ahouJd not do anything to cripple it now. If later on the industry prospered they could in- crease the annual charge. Mr. Griffith Harry: If they do not make a profit I am agreeable to the propose. but we have often 'heard such statements and then found out after the death of the proprietors that I they were millionaires. It was decided to accept the Com- pany's offer.
MISSING Sg.LUOMAi&E. i;: a [ U" t t. SElURiTlfS FOR THOUSANDS ALLEGED TO BE FOIiESBIES. There is still no trace of Mr. Joseph Wilberforce Martin, the missing million- aire. Meanwhile, a remarkable message comes to hand from Tennessee, the missing man's home. 9 Memphis, Friday.—A bill has been filed in Chancery on behalf of the Fourth National Bank of New York. This alleges that warehouse receipts for iive hundred bales of cotton, which have been placed as collateral security for the loan of twenty-five thousand dollars to the Martin Phillips Co., of which Mr. J. W. Martin is president, are .%lr. f. .\Iartin is presi d ent, ai-e
King Gustav of Sweden, who is stay- ing in Paris incognito, yesterday ex- changed visits wiiii President Poincare, and handed to the President the Sera- phim Order.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS, MARRIAGES- MACQUEEN—ItEliS.—■On tiie lath met., at St. James' Church, by the lie v. Watkin Daviee, Charles Macftregor, eon of the late Mr. MacQueen and Mrs. MacQueen, or Greenfields, Glasgow, to Isabella Mary, youngest daughter of Mr. Beee iteee, of 11, Morley-terrare, Swansea. DAVIES—VVLULlAitS.—On the 17th instant, at Trinity Chapel, Park-street, William John Davits, of Terrace-road, to Esther Elsie Williams, of Llandovery. DEATHS. WLLLlAMSu—On the 16th inst., at 56, Dyfatty-terraoe, Emma Jane, beloved wife of John Williams, after a long and pain- ful ihaew. Funeral, for Danygraig, Mon- day, at i o'clock (public). EXCEU,On the 17th inst., at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Roger Thomas, 27, Mirador-creeoent, Elizabeth Excell. Funeral Monday a £ t*>moon. DA VIES.-Qn April 16th, at Crymlyn Villa, Frederick-place, Llansamlet, Margaret, the bel-oved wife of Richard Davies, age 55.
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¡1THiS 0AY:S HA0IMG.I I N DEHBY ?EET?O. d • ————— 9 VV ijljBECK PLATE of 105 aov&— ."?, &ve fari?ngM tj?ra?ht. Mr Whipp's LUCY FAEEAiiD, 4 8-6 CLARK 1 Mr Whitney's INAUGUEAL, 3 7-13 Martin 2 Iiord Durham's BARRIER, 3 7-4.E Huxley 3 Also ran: Benanet (J. Doyle), Cyril (Her- bert), Kadine (Higgs), Sun Cloud (RObb ins), Sarnia (Ducej, Fortura (Winter). OS 2.1. Trained by Whipp. Betting: 3 to 1 Barrier, 9 to 2 Inaugural* 11 to 2 Cyril, LUCY FARRAND, 8 to 1 Ka- dine, 100 to 8 others. 2QA-ELVAST0N CASTLE SELLING .?'*<- ￼ ? PLATjh "f 2w so vt?.—.fiv? 1Ul"Í()b eti^aight. Mr Cohen's AGN ETTA, 8-8 SAXBY 1 -Yii, BAY F, 8-8 Winter 2 Mr Clarke's FLIRTY C, 8-11 W. Griggs 3 Also ran: Early Berry (Foy), Kiijohn (Jeiiib), Vvater Girl (Higgs), Caterina (F. Templeman), Crundell Hill g (Clarkj. Off ?.31. Trained by Robinson. Beating: 4 to 1 Flirty, 9 to 2 Oatarina, Crundle Hill, 5 to 1 AGNETTA, 6 to 1 Saint's Bay, 7 to 1 Early Berry, 100 to 8 others. O rSUDBUEY PLATE of ZOO 6ov6.—Five 3 furlongs straight. Mr L. de Rothschild's DURALIUM, 8-9 WHEELER 1 Sir W. Cooke's HUKM, 9-2.Martin 2 iir Gajit's SYMONT, &-9 Clark 3 Also ran: Staccato (Spear), Radway (Sax- by), Game Hen c (H. Jones), White Man (Trite), La. Gara. (Foy), Troutburn (Winter), Foxstones f (W. Huxley). Off 3.14. Trained by Cannon, jun. Betting: 7 to 4 agst Hukm, 9 to 2 Symont, 11 to 2 La Cai-a, 7 to 1 DUEALIUM, 10 to 1 Green Button, Staccato, 100 to 8 Game Hen c, Troutburn. 100 to 6 oer&. Q 40-DOVERIDGE HANDICAP PLATE of 600 sovs. One mile. Mr Davis's CUTHBERT, 4 6-10 BUCKLEY 1 Lord Durham's BRA.N CEPETH, 6 8-3 W. Griggs 2 His Majesty's DORANDO, 5 8-2.Barrett 3 Also ran: Royal Sym (Longhurst), Take Care (Plant). Off 3.45. Trained by J. Smith Betting: 11 to 10 CUTHBERT, 2 to 1 Branoepeth, 10 to 1 Dorando, 100 to 7 others. ￼ THREE YEAR OLD A. 1 HANDICAP of 200 son. Straight mile. Mr .Dumas' MAECOTTSSIS, 8-0 PIPEE 1 Mr Ould's SAMSON'S HILL, 8-9 R. Watson 2 Lord Derby's LLANDRINDOD, 7-11 Martin 3 Also ran: Solprufe (Jellis), Chalk Stream tBuckley), Seafarer (Bobbins). Off 4.15. Trained by East ■ EGLINTON HUNT. I 115 STAND HANDICAP HURDLE RACE of 100 sovs. Twd miles. Sir P. Walker's ANGEL'S PATH, a 12-7 NEWEY 1 Mr Malcomson's BITTER CHERRY, 5 11-9 Ussher 2 Mr J. Scott's STAINMOBE, 4 11-10 Thomson 3 Also ran: Sobret (Owner), Leeds (Reader), Ben Trovato (P. Woodland), Right at Last (F. Simmons). Betting: 9 to 4 Bitter Cherry, 3 to 1 Ben Trovato, 7 to 2 ANGEL'S PATH, 7 to 1 Leeds 8 to 1 Stainmore, 10 to 1 Sobret, 100 to 8 Eight at Last. 1 K A—E A V EN SPARK SELLING HANDI- i CAP of 103 sovs. Five furlonggs. Mr Peacock' s HALF CASTE, 3 7-1 FLANNIGAN I Mr Kidston's TROPICAL, 3 7-8 Ringstead 2 Mr Thompson's CAMILLE'S MINT. 4 7-11 Carron 3 Also ran: Singin' Hinnie (Ledston), Chan- cey (W. Prince), State Ball (Milburne. Betting: 11 to 10 on Siugin' Hinnie, 4 to 1 Tropical, 7 to 1 HALF CASTE, Camille's Mint, Chancery, 10 to 1 others. 9 40-SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL — HANDICAP STEEPLECHASE of 400 sovs. Three miles and a half. Mr Whitehead's OOUVREFEU II., a 12-2 DAINTY 1 Sir P. Walker's LONG WATER, 6 11-3 A. Dewey 2 Mr Malcomson's BALLYHACKLE, a 12-7 Ussher 3 Also ran: Blowpipe (W. Smith), Gale II. (i. Dillon), Uncle Michael (Lyall), Maiden Law (Farrell). Betting: 5 to 2 BaDyhackle, 4 to 1 COUV- EEFEU, 5 to 1 Blowpipe, 7 to 1 Long Water, Gale II., Maiden Law, 100 to 8 Uncle Michael. 3 IS-HUNT CUP (Steeplechase) value 50 sovs. Two miles and a half. Mr Thomson's APPOLINARIS,OWNER 1 Also ran: Valarez, The Swell, Colossus, Bryan IV. Betting: 7 to 4 on APOLLINARI3, to 1 Velarez, 8 to 1 others. 0 JK— IE VINE TOWN PLATE (Handicap) 0q ."Jt?:< J of 103 gp?g One mile. Mr Drage's CHANTEUR, a 10-3 P WOODLAND 1 Mr Jackson's SANTA RITA, 5 7-9 Ledson 2 Mr Thorneycroft's RED GATE, 4 7-13 Stokes 3 Also ran: Star of Doon (Bramley), Mel- bury (Milburne), Wee Scottie (Prtnce). Betting: Evens Santa Rita, 5 to 1 CHAN- TEUR, Star of Doon, 6 to 1 Red Gate, 10 to 1 others. I FUTURE EVENTS BETTINC. LONDON, Friday. 3.0. CITY AND SUBURBAN. Run Wednesday, April 23. Distance. one mile and a quarter.) 8 to 1 Lorenzo t and o. 9 to 1 J'aegar t and o. ic to 1 Drinmore, t and o. 100 to 9 Junior t and o. 100 to 7 Halberd t and o. THE DERBY. ,Run Wednesday, June 4. Distance, one mile and a half.) 4 to 1 Shogun t. 5 to 1 Louvois o. 20 to 1 Aldegond t. 103 to 3 Bachelor's Wedding t. LATEST FROM NEWMARKET (From Our Resident Correspondent.) Newmarket, Friday.—The Derbyshire Plate wiU give a good chance to BONFIRE to show that he is a good horse, and I don't think that hie penalty will stop him. The Marker has gone for the ChaddesZlen Plate, and if Girl of the West does not run, THE MARKER should win. TIP TOP is a very smart youngster, and id expected to win the Qsmaston Plate. FINAL SHOT should be good business for the Chatsworth Stakes.
￼ ??LViA!L"?8??LOBE" I ISULES GRANTED BY KING'S BENCH. Arising out of the death of Mr. Julian Hall, who is alleged to have been shot by a woman in his rooms in Lon- don, the King's Bench to-day granted rules making them returnable for Wed- nesday next against the editors, printers, and publishers of the "Daily Mail" and "Globe," calling upon them to show cause why they should not 1x3 oommitted to prison foir alleged con- tempt of court. Counsel stated that the newspapers in question had commented on the al- leged murder in such a way as to pre- judice the trial of the woman.
CIRCUS MAN INJURED. William Tillott (50), an electrician employed with Sanger's Circus, sus- tained injuries, to his leg during last night while taking down shutters, one of which feU on his leg. fie was treated ai the ho4ta4
I -.e.! THE HOUSING OF THE WORKING GLASSES HILL. eOimsSlfMSS' POWERS. EOuSE OF COMMONS, Friday. The Speaker took the chair at noon. Sir Randolf Baker moved the second reading or the Housing of the Working Classes Bill. The measure provides for the iyipointment of three Housing Com- missioners, e-onstituting a special de- partment of the Local Government Board, to supervise the operations of local authorities under the Housing Acts. h here a local authority cul- pably neglects its Housing duty, the uiil empowers the Local Government Board, after an application to the Courts, to itself deal with slums, and provide housing accommodation at the cost of the local authority. A fixed annual grant of £ 500,000 is to be placed at the disposal of the Board for urban housing, and such a further annual sum, not exceeding £500,000, to be voted by Parliament as might be re- quired by the Board for rural I housing. The Bill is substantially the same as that introduced by Sir Arther I Griffith Boscawen, and given a second reading last session. Political Robinson Crusoe." 1 I ilefermg to critics of the measure, Sir Randoif Baker caused considerable amusement by describing Sir Fredk. Banbury as a Political Robinson Crusoe," with Mr. Booth and his, Man Friday. Sir A. Griffith Boscawen seconded the motion. He complained of Mr. Burns' atHtude towards the Bill last year, and said that whatever they did to-day, he was afraid they could not hope to carry a fragment of this measure into law during the present session. The continuance of slum areas in large towns was a scandal to our civilisation. Tliey were the cause of heavy infant mortality and of consump- tion. it would be better to spend a million a year on clearing them, than upon sanatoria. Mr. Neiison moved as an amendment that the House declined to proceed further with a Bill which attempted tcf stimulate the building of houses by granting a bounty to landlords. It was no use, he said, clearing a slum merely to drive the dwellers into another slum. The nroblem could be solved by raising wages. Mr. Dundas White seconded the amendment. Mr. George Roberts said he believed he would have the suppor t of most of, his colleagues of the Labour Party in voting for the second reading of the Bill. If the government thought its proposals were dangerous it was their dutv to lay their own proposals before the House i,n order that (something should be done to redress this great evil. Lord Henry Cavendish Bentinck de- clared that the present condition of the housing question was disgraceful and dangerous. The Government seemed ready to subsidise everything except human beings, and he asked that the claims of humanity should receive some recognition. Sir Harry Verney said the proper re- medy for the existing state of affairs was to raise the wages of agricultural labourers, and simplify the selling and buying of land. The taxation of land values would help the solution of the housing question. Captain Weigall said it was useless to leave matters to the administration of I the Local Government Board. Nothing further could be done in rural areas without State aid. I Five Millions in Slums. Mr. Jonathan Samuel said it v as tinkering with the problem to bring in a Bill of this kind. It was estimated that there were five million persons living in slum areas, and that the o 't of cleaning these areas and re-housiu4 the dwellers would ainount to 250 mil- lions. (For further report, see Next Edition.)
GOAL TBIMMER'S SUICIDE. I ———— α- DAUGHTER'S SHOCK.KG DISCOVERY; I IhlJUiST STURV. I CRANE SHIVER'S DEATH. I Two inquests were held to-day at the Siddall Buildings. The first was an in- quiry into the circumstances attending the death of Thomas Kelly (38), a coal trimmer, 128, BY 6-terram. The deceased was on Wednesday afternoon last found at his home with his .throat cut. I "Always Contented and Happy." I ivirs, jveuy was "Lue nrst witness I called, and said her husband was last seen alive at about twenty minutes to ton on Wednesday morning. She had seen him, and he appeared to have been in* improved health, for he had been slightly unwell. He had lost his appetite, and he was a bit depressed. "1 am not up to the mark," the witness remembered his observing. He also expressed the in- tention of going to work. He had never threatened to do away with his life. He was always contented and happy. Dr. A mica son and the ipolice were sum- moned when the little girl discovered her father's dead body. The blood stained razor, produced, was her hus- band's pmperty. He had no debts and no worries of any sort, just pains 1n the head. There was no insanity in the family. I In a Pool of Blood. I Next called was Hetty Kelly, daughter of the deceased, a little girl said she was in the house with her father on the day in question. He was in bed, and the witness had spoken to him "now and again." She had been sent out to play by her father and re- turned fifteen minutes later only to iind her father lying with his head in a pool of blood She called "Dad" thre etimes and ran out to call iiirs. Johns. P.C. (5) Wm. Beynon said he had been called to the house. He had known the deceased. He was a quiet and respectable man. Dr. Anderson said the wound which caused the death was in his opinion self-inflicted. A verdict of death from self-inflicted wounds during a state of temporary in- sanity was returned. I Natural Causes. I The second inquest was on the body of William Norman Ja-ne Norman, Bothesda-street, the widow of the deceased, said he was a crane driver. She had not lived with her liusbartd for th elast ten. years. Mary Flinn said the deceased had lodged with her and her husband. He had enjoyed gocd health, and had died last Thursday, after a fit. Dr. Powell said death was from natural causes, heart f.uturc, and the jury returned a verdict in accordance with t? n?edi? tætimonx.
ABSENT! .———. MR. JUSTICE DARLINC'S REBUKE TO WilD ALFRfD DOUGLAS. WILDE CASE CONTINUED. On the resumption of the libel action in which Lord Alfred Douglas claims damages from Mr. Arthur Ransome and the Times Book Club, counsel, by plaintiff's request, proceeded to read the whole of the unpublished manuscript of Oscar Wilde's De Profuudis." While this was being done it was dis- covered that Lord All red Douglas, in- stead of going into the witness-box, had left the Court. Mr. Justice Darling expressed great surprise at this, seeing that plaintiff was to be examined upon the contents of the MSS. His Lordship said he had never known the Court to be treated in such a way before. The proceedings were suspended for some minutes and messengers des- patched for Lord Alfred Douglas. As ne could not be found, the proceedings were resumed. Later, however, he re- turned, and Mr. Justice Darling pro- ceeded to administer to him a severe rebuke I A Straight Warning. I The Judge told Lord Alfred that if he absented himself again judgment would be given against him. In further cross-examination, Lord Alfred was asked about his relations with Oscar Wilde, but denied that he hkd lived on Wilde's generosity. When his attention was called to Wilde's assertions on the point, .Lord Alfred de- nounced him in strong language. Owing to his answers to counsel, the Judge told him not to be impertinent. Further cross-examination was di- rected to showing that incidents in the life of Lord Alfred in his association with Oscar Wilde were such that plain- tiff had no right to complain of any- thing that had been written. In sup- port of this view, Wilde's Writings were quoted. Fiend out of Hell." Lord Alfred, with great vehemence, declared that after reading the un- published portion of "De Profundis," he realised that Wilde was a fiend out of Hell. (Proceeding.)
SUFFRAGISTS SUMMONED. —— ——- MRS. DRUMMOND AND MR. LANSBURY AT BOW STREET. At Bow-street to-day, Mr. George Lansbury and Mrs. Drummond were summoned to show cause why they should not find sureties for their good behaviour in connection with the suffra- gette agitation. Defendants' counsel applied for an adjournment, as a similar case against Mrs. Kenny had been adjourned on a point of law which, if established, would oust the Court's jurisdiction. The magistrate adjourned the case, on bail, to the 26th inst., defendants un- dertaking not to participate in suffra- gette meetings meanwhile.
A COINCIDENCE." I LLANELLY INQUEST ADJOURNED FOR ￼ ADJOURNED I'l l ANALYSIS 10 Bk MADE. An inquest was conducted by Mr. W. W. Brodie at Siloh Schoolroom, Llan- elly, on Thursday evening concerning the death of Julia Ann Madeline Wise, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. Tom Wise, 23, Ralph-terrace, which took place under peculiar circumstances on tne previous day. A White Tabloid. I Mary Wise, mother of the deceased, said that on the night of April loth, she was sleeping with the deceased and her other child, who was nineteen months old. The children were put to bed at 6.30, and she joined them at about 11.30. She got up at 8.30 and returned at 9.30 when she noticed in the child's hand a white tabloid. Coroner: Were there any more tab- loids about? Yes, I found one in the bed. She then commenced dressing the children. Coroner: You noticed something wrong about Madeline?—Yes, she said she wanted to be sick, and I noticed a glassy look about her eyes. Was she sick?—A little. Did you give her anything?-Yes, I gave her some tea. The child was taken to Dr. Roberts's surgery. Is the pellet produced by P.S. James Davies one of the pellets you found with the deceased?—Yes. Had the deceased enjoyed good health?—Yes, but a few months ago she had a very slight attack something Lko this. About how many months ago would that be?—About six months. Father's Evidence. I Thomas R. Wise, father of the de- ceased, said that on Wednesday morn- ing he took possession of the two tab- loids in the bed in his wife's room, and three or four had disappeared. Dr. H. H. Roberts said deceased's face was flushed and somewhat blue. The mother said she thought the child had taken some headache pills, but could not indicate the pills more tnan that. He gave the child an emetic, and as the child was getting worse he determined to wash the stomach out and was doipg this when the child died. Continuing witness said that a t mortem was made that morning. The body was well developed and well nourished. Having given a detailed account of the post mortem witness 6aid the stomach, showed no congestion on the surface. A Coincidence. There was a possibility that the con- dition of the kidney might have caused the convulsions, but he thought it was rather a coincidence that it should have happened when there was a possibility happened when there was a possibility that the child had taken one of these tablets.. He said the tablets were similar to some handed him with a bottle, which you say were alleged to be bi-sulphate of quinine. What he felt was that children as a rule stood quinine well. It was possible, but not likely that the pill caused the irrita- tion. An Analysis Needed. The only other way of investigating the matter was by subjecting the con- tents of the stomach to analysis. The inquest was then adjourned in order that an anaJyssi might be made of the fluid found in the frtomack.
I IN THE WORLD OF FINANCE. I MONEY MASKET. London Stock Exchange. Money easy at 2-L Discounts, 341; M<)iley easy at 2 Silver, Spot, 27 9-16d.; Calcutta Trans- fers, led. to 16 l-16d.; Con&ols fiat, Foreign dull; Home Rails, generally dull; Americans, weaker; Trunks, weak; South Africans, steady; Rubbers, firmer. Consols Account 74 j Iriah Land Stock 75 Transvaal Guaranteed 30 Stock 89f Brighton Deferred 90t Caledonian Deferred O Chatham Ordinary 21 1. Pret 90 Great Eastern 60 Great Northern Deferred 54 Great Western 1161 Great Central Deferred 17 Hull and Barnsley 64 Lancashire and Yorkshire 90 Metropolitan 52 J „ District. 391 Midland Deferred. 74 Preferred 58t North British Ordinary DeL. 30g jNorthiastern 1221 North Westem 1,3 -2 1 bouth Eastern Deferred 65i South Western Deferred 39 J Chinese 5 p.c. Gold Loan, lgl;i V21 Egyptian Unined. looi I Italian 5 per cent. 95 Japan 4 per cent. Loan 190D. 84 Mexican 5 per cent. Ext. 97 Portuguese (New) 64 Pern Preferred 521 Russian 4 per eent 91 Spanish 4 per cent. 89 Turks 4p.c. UniifedEnglish Script 86 Uruguay 3t per cent. 72i Atchison 105 £ Baltimore Ohio Ordinary 1021 Denver PreL 38 Enes 31 k Illinois I 124 Louisvilles 137 Milwaukie 113 Missouri Kansas 27 New York Centrals 106 Nerfoll, Common. 103i Oiatarios 32 Pennsylvania 59 Philadelphia and Reading. 85 Southern Preference 81 Southern Pacilies 101 Union Pacific 157! Canada Pacific 252 Grand Trun- Ordinary 28-& „ „ Second „ „ „ Third „ 611 Mexican Railway 2nd Pref. 97 Buenos Ayres Great Southern 127 United. States Steel Corp. Com. iiii tLudconsBay 12 j Shell Transport & Trading Ord. 5 27-32 Spies Petroleum Shares 26/0 Malacca Rubber Ordinary 91 Linggi Rubber 23i,3 Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Ord. 4 5-16 Amalgamated Copper 791 140 Cooper 8°1 Anaconda Copper 8 British South Africa. 23/9 Consolidated Gold Fields Del. 2 iil-32 Crow u gines 71 De Beers Diamonds Deferred 21 8-16 Enterprise. 23/32 East hands 2 29-32 Globe and Phoenix 1 15-3:A Jagersfontein Deferred 7k Johannesburg Investment. 22/6 Modcierfonteia 13 1-16 Mozambique 16/9 Premier Diamond. 12 3-16 itaiad Mines 7 3-32 Randfontein 1 17-32 South African Gold Trust 1 29-32 Tanganyika Concessions. 2 15-32 Transvaal Gold 2 15-16 Great Boulders. Golden Horseshoe 2 3-16 Ivanhoe (New) 3 1-16 Waihis 1 17-32 Ashanti Gold Fields. Great Cobar 2a DUFFRYN RHONDDA 00. The annual meeting of the shareholders of the Duffryn Rhondda Colliery, Ltd., was held at the Cameron Hotel, Swansea, on Thursday afternoon, Mr. D. A. Thomas pre- siding over a large attendance. The accounts and the directors' report np to September 31st last was discussed and adopted, and the retiring directors, Messrs. W. G. Morris and Leonard Llewelyn, were re-eleoted, while Messrs. Morris, Carter and Company, Birmingham, were appointed auditors. Special resolutions were passed authorising the creation of iSfiiyCDO ten per cent. pre-preference shares to provide the necessary capital to sink the pits down to the steam coal measures. SWANSEA TRAMWAYS. Receipts week ending 11th April, £ 1,133; decrease of L19 compared with last year. TO-DAY'S MARKETS. LIVERPOOL PRODUCE. Boof and porK, nominal. Bacon, long clear, 68s. to 71s.; short rib, 70s. to 72a.; bellies. 67s. to 70s. Hams, long, 74s. to 78s.; Amerioan, 71s. to 75s.; skinned, 82s. to &6a.; square shoulders, 57s. to 59& picnic, 50s to 526 Lard, tierces, 56s. 6d. to 57s.; pails, 58s. 3d. to 59s. 3d.; boxes, 57e. to 58s. Cheese, 61s. 6d. to 63s. Butter, Irish, 110s. to 113s.; Danish, 119s. to 123s. Irish eggs, good de- mand; hens, 7s. lOd. to 8s. 6d. CORK BUTTER MARKET. I Cork. Friday.—Supply, average; demand, good. Weather, showery. Firsts, 103; seconds, 89; thirds, 86; fines, 103; A, 107 to 106; centrifugal creamery, 110 to 108; fac- tories, 106 to 90.
I TO-DAY'S WIRES. —— —— LATE TELEGRAMS FROM ALL PARTS uF THE WuRlD. Belgian Strike. The Belgian strike is not quite general in the coal and metal indus- tries. Good order prevails. Kaiser and First Lord. Berlin, rriday.—A newspaper here! announces that the Kaiser nas invited Mr. Winston Churchill to Kiel lor the yachting week.-H,euter. Victory or Death J" I Suffragettes gained admission to the I famous monument near London Bridge this morning, and fiew from tiie top a banner bearing the words, Victory or Death 1 Montenegro. With reference to the statement ap- I pearing in another column, a Belgrade messagB to Vienna states that there are indications that Montenegro will conform to tho wishes of the Powers.— lieuter, London Murder. TL ) .1. ? 1. 'I The inquest on i»ir. juiian Dernara Hall, who was shot at his rooms in Coventry Mansions, Denmark-street, W., was opened and adjourned. Jeannie Baxter, who is accused of tne murder, was not present. It was stated that deceased had left >11 his property to Baxter, but in a subsequent will had left only half to her Mrs. Clement Scott. The hearing in the Uivisional vourt of the appeal of Mr. Hy. Burton, of the Partington Advertising Co. from the decision of the Official Referee in the action brought aganst him by Mrb. Clement Scott, widow of the well- known critic, was concluded to-day. The Referee had found that £2,500 claimed by Mrs. Scott had been lent by her to Burton, and that some shares she held were Burton's properly, but they were equitable security for the loan. This judgment was now set aside with costs Decree Granted. I In the Divorce Court to-day, Air. Ernest M&rklew, formerly a spiritualist lecturer at Preston, was granted a decree nisi. Justice Bargrave Dean said he was not satisfied the peti- tioner's wife had committed alultery with the co-respondent VV right, but found there had been adultery with the other cor-responlonts, Heys. He did I not think there had been condonation. As to. the wife's allegations, he found that the husband .was not guilty of cruelty or adultery. He therefore granted the husband a decree nisi and dismissed the wife's suit.
WARSHIPS DOMING. .——— -0 ADMIRALTY SENDING VESSELS TO SWANSEA REGATTA. IFIRST LORD'S MESSAGE. The Mayor has this afternoon re- ceived the following telegram from Sir David Brynmor Jones in relation to the Swansea Regatta; "Mayor, Guildhall, Swansea.—Jus± heard from First Lord some ships will be sent regatta.-Bryn, mor Jones."
67 YEARS WED. ft. DEATH OF WELL-KNOWN VALLE OCTOGENARIAN. I On the 25th of Ma<y, 67 years a, Mr. ami Mrs. Modes Grist were married at Tradeaar Gh urch. On Friday morning Mrs. Sarah Griot paeoed awG-s-, at tL-b home of her tlaugiEtiar in Coed franc, Ponia.rctei.we, after hawping been ailing for some time..She would have been 85 years of age in May. She was a native of Monmout-hahire, and grandmother of Miss Lena. Brnen, of the Pont&rdawe Telephone Exchange. When the couple were 71 years of see. they went on a visit to their daughter in America, and returned to Wales t-o years la.ter. Mrs. Grist was the mother of thirteen children, three of whom are now living. Some four yeans ago Mr. J. L. Williams, of Gwalia Honse, Pon tarda we, ^-mmiiTi-i^nran with Queen Alexandra, pointing out the long period of the marriage; and through the _nstrumentalrty of the Queen-Mother, the couple have since been the recipients of a. weekly sum of 10s. ir. Moses Grist, who ie 86 yeans ot age. and ha ehimself been very poorly. naturally feels very acutely the loss of his life-long partner.
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