HUMOURS OF CLUB RAIDING. I During the prosecution of fifty persons before the magistrates at Churoh, near Accrington, yes- terday, on a charge of shebeening and gaming at a club-house, the police who raided the place ItP-ted that they were secreted in a loft and hatched the proceedings through holes in the ceiling for ten hours. They seized a great quantity of beer and spirits, and discovered various gaming accessories and sporting papers, as well as a card bearing the inscription ''Gambling Allowed and a book issued by the Society for the Promotion of Christian Know- ledge. Entries in a minute-book created some ) fcumsement in court. One appointed a certain taconber as waiter and policeman, and added that he mast stop the tap of anybody he thought had ba,d enough. Another entry forbade the use of Pint pots in the concert-room, and fixed the price of spirits at 2d per squib," besides giving the chairman liberty to allow drinks to any singer he thought fit. The police also found a chalkmfpup book, in which the secretary was debited with J61 173 and the president had strapped to the tane of 9s 9d. One man had chalked up eight Pints on one night. Another book showed that 1,500 visitors bad been to the club in nine months.
UNITARIANS IN CARDIFF, I The conferences announced to be held at West Grove on Monday and Tuesday are to be atten- ded by strong deputations from London and the West of England, as well as South Wales. Among the speakers will be Rev. H. Enfield Oowson (president of the British and Foreign (Unitarian Association), Rev. J. Worthington ipresident of the Western Union), Rev. W. Cope- land Bowie(member of the London School Board), Rev. S. Fletcher Williams (of Londan), Rev. A. W. Blatchford (Bristol). Rev. Prof. Moore (Car- marthen), &c. The Unitarians are very active of late prosecuting their Forward Movement." There is no doubt that they have profited by the controversy on the London School Board, and the 8-and made by Mr Bowie and others against aectarinn rehgious teaching and by the recent Proposal of Rev. Hugh Price Hughes to conclude a concordat between Church and Dissent on the basis of the Apostles' Creed. If there is any mis conception abroad as to the doctrines and principles of the Unitarians we may look to some of the learned divines whoare tospeak on Monday to enlighten it& During the discussiotis in London Rev. W. C. Bowie reminded the board that out of the four portraits engraved on their certificates -Portraits of the most eminent and most honoured Englishmen—two were of Unitarians, via Milton and Newton.
LADY CYCLISTS' REVOLT. I Wimbledon's Revolt of the Lady Cyclists owing o the action of the local cycling club in refusing to admit female members to the annual dinner still continues but the Cmderellas." which some of the women scorchers resolved in revenge to boycott, are too attractive to weaker sisters to stand in danger of failure. At a meeting of the Club Committee yesterday a letter was read from one of the women with minds of their own, < resigning her membership, because, from what has recently taken place, it seems evident to me that the club does not desire women members." To the same meeting another lady member, made of less stern stuff, wrote as follows In refer- ence to the dinner I certainly think women should tiot be invited. I, at all events, should have felt quite out of place, and anything but comforta.ble. The dance I will try and attend and bring some friends, if extra ladies are wanted." Despite therefore the cry of "Boycott the Cmderellas 1" the forthcoming dance promises to be a success.
THE OFFICER WAS PUZZLED, A gentleman's artificial leg has lost the rest of Its corpus in Islington, and is at present in the keeping of the police at Clerkenwell, awaiting Identification, being unable to give any doscrip"; t'on of itself. It was found in a curious position A man named James Johnstone, of no fixed place of abode, was walkiBg along Upper street, Islington, carrying tho leg under his arm like a walking-stick. A police officer, after pondering for a minute or two over the problem why a man With two natural Jegs should desire to carry a Wooden one in his hand, questioned him on the subject, and deemed the answers so unsattsfactory lhat he took him and tho limb into custody, and brought them before Mr Haden Corser, to whom Johnstone stated that he purchased the leg from a Iriend for 5s, in the hope of selling it to somebody Aha Ilb profit. The magi*irate instructed the ffiaer to inquire into the truth of the story, and lDanded the man for a week.
I Gleanings. I THE COST OF THE TICKET. I A railway journey to the nearest fixed star all the cheap rate of one penny per hundred miles I would need the L700,000,000 of the National Debt and £ 103,000,000 to boot. I THE HEART BOWED DOWN. I Miss Mary Davies, who has been interviewed, ¡ avers that the hardest time to sing is when you j are in sorrow, and when in sorrow it is easier to I sing a light song than a sacred one. --0- I JUST LIKE HIM. I General Bobs," after being presented with i t,he freedom of Wick, stepped along to a photo- grapher's and made one of a group with the old soldiers who ha.d formed his honorary escort. Proud, proud men these 20 veterans will be here. after, --0- I I BIS OWN BUM BAILIFF. I I Things still seem rather bad in AustrAlia. A! I well-known Sydney solicitor recently 11 went into possession under an execution, and remained I for three days as bnm-bailiff-glad to pocket the I regulation fee, 8s a day. I THE LATEST IN ILLUSTRATIONS. -1 > A bigh-class American monthly intends to illustrate its serial stories with photographs of living persons, who will presumably be found to answer the descriptions given by the writers. In the case of beautiful heroines, it may be that more willing subjects may be found than for the dis- agreeable characters of a, story. -0- I I A CTRACK PIANIST. It is claimed for Paderewski fchab he can crack a plate of French plate-glass half an inch thick by placing one hand upon it, as if upon a piano keyboard, and strike it sharply with his middle finger. It is quite likely; for ho is a crack pianist. --o SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO. Mary Cowden Clarke, the author of the Con- cordance to Shakespeare, will in June next be 86 years old. This is the venerable lady to whom ])oug!as Jerrold once said, 011 your first arrival in Paradise, madam, you must expect a kiss from Shakespeare, even though your husband should happen to be there." CHEQUE WAS INSIDE. There is a good story about counsel's fees told of a very high leg: luminary who, while at the Bar, was more renowned for ability than in- dustry. The barrister sent his clerk round to the solicitors to ask for his cheque for such-and-such a case. If Mr So-and-So will open his brief we II think he will find the cheque pinned inside," was the polite reply. A SPIKITUAI, STUMBLING BLOCK. I A parson was applied to a day or two ngo for advice by a member of his congregation, who complained of the continual noise of a trombone made by a next-door neighbour. Can a man," he asked, who practices on such an instrument from morning to night be a good Christian V' Such a man can be a good Christian," the parsoo replied, but his next-door neighbour can't --0-- I DROPPED INTO POETRY. I Discussing corporal punishment at the London I School Board meeting, one of the members dropped into poetry, as follows Solomon said in accents mild. I Bpare the rod and spoil the child, Wliether a h:lY or whether a maid, Whack a.nd wallop him Solomon said. I 8YMPATHKTIC. I Gossiping about the five children which were born to a bricklayer's wifo the other day a corre- spondent says he is reminded of a district reporter who sent to the newspaper he represented a paragraph recounting the birth of triplets. He ended his narrative in this remarkable fashion Great sympathy is felt for the father, who is a hard-working man and much respected in the neighbourhood," THE DOOM OF THE HORsm. I A new motor is attracting attention in I America. A bicycle equipped with this motor, and weighing altogether 65 pounds, has the record, truly described as astonishing, of having covered one mile in 58sec. A Victoria, for tour or five people, fitted with a four-horse power engine, and weighing less than "400 cwt., may, on good roads, be counted on tor a. speed of 24 miles an hour. The motive power is electricity. --n THE IfATAI. IJ^NSSS. < .4;qXSM, I A few days ago (says the Bookseller in To-day) a friend dropped in who is now one of the librarians at a certain Free Library. This is his version of a personal experience Librarian (to reader who is in great doubt as to what book to select): Why not try the Last Days of Pompeii" 1 Reader (scratching his head): W'y, wot did 'e die of ? Librarian (chuekling) Of a violent eruption WHAT 18 HE1 I The Labouchere has our sympathy. Many correspondents complain of his religious views. A Cookstown Baptist minister says the editor of Troth is an Atheist. Others say he is a Jesuit in disguise. High Church people out the stone at him because he is an ultra Protestant, and Low Church people accuse him of being a Ritualist. lb is a varied creed, even for the Labouchere and it is surprising that no one has charged him with being one of the Peculiar People. a TOBK8HIRE SToaT. I A man at Priestley's Mills in Laisterdyke lately gob married, and according to his own boast his wife is a gem. It was when a fellow- workman produced a wedge of cold currant pudding that he saw his opportunity. That- stuff lewks a mucky colour, Sam, doesn't it ?" he said. Aye, happen so, bub it tastes all reyt," replied the philosophic Samuel. Then the proud husband burst forth, Ah bud, lad, my wife's t' woman for making that sort o' pudding. It's a nice red creamy colour, and it's fair capping hah simple sha manages it. Wha, shoo nobud boils t' flahr an' stuff in my silk hendkercher and it washes it at t' same time aud saves two boilius TOO SUCCESSFUL PLEADING, j The editor of a South Afrioan psper has a good story of the days when he was a practising barrister. One day he was retained to defend a Zulu who had been charged with stealing his master's watch. The evidence was entirely circumstantial the barrister made mincemeat of it in true forensic style, and the boy was Acquitted without a stain on his character. The same evening the barrister sat on the steps of the Criterion Hotel convBrsing with the magistrate w ho tried the case. Presently the white-sonled young black arrived also. Massa," be said, can I wear that watch now 8BIZED THR WRONG HAT. I A Bishop was down for an address ab Exeter Hall. On his way there he was annoyed by the astonishment which his appearance created as he went along the streets. By and bye he chanced to meet a friend, who, to his indigna- tion, greeted him with a mosb exasperating grin. "What the deu-I mean what in the name of common sense," demanded the Bishop, do you mean by laughing at me ? Are you out of your mind like the rest of London—have you never seen a Bishop before 2" Oh, many a one," was the reply, bvt you are the first one I have ever seen with a cockade on his hat. His Lordship, in his hurry to be punctual, had seized his coachman's hat.
"Teetotaller Preferred. CARDIFF GUARDIANS OBJECT TO THE TERM. Miss Jenner and Her 11 Head Gardener." The weekly meeting of the Cardiff Boara or Guardians was held ab the Cardiff Workhouse this morning, Mr O. H. Jones presiding. Con- tained in the report of the Education Committee was a recommendation that in advertising for an assistant schoolmaster for Ely Schools the words "a teetotaller preferred" should ba in. serted. It was moved as an amendment that those words should be deleted. The Chairman said it was a new departure, and he thought an unwise one, when theRev. W. Spurgeon rose to a point of order, and asked if it was right that the chairman should make a speech to influence the voting without quitting the chair. To this Mr O. H. Jones replied that he hag always observed that the Rev. Mr Spurgeon seemed to know more about the duties of the chairman than the chairman himself. His prede- cessor observed that practice,aud he should do the same. The amendment tbab the words be omitted was eventually carried by 24 to 19. A further amendment that there should be inserted in the form cf application a. question as to whether the applicant was a teetotaller, and for bow long, was carried neggi cm. MISS JENNER'S HEAD GARDENER. The following letter was received from Miss j Gertrude Jenner, of Wenvoe :— f Sir,-I shall be obliged if, at the meeting of [ the guardians to-morrow, you will convey my bast thanks to them for allowing Miss Jenner's bad gardener,' Mr Sheppard, of Wenvoe, 14- attend to my kitchen garden so regularly. I have had one of the best crops of potatoes that I have had the 35 years I have resided here, the result, under God's goodness, of Mr Sheppard's faithful and plodding industry—who was 75 years of age last Sunday, and is the father of 16 children, and after working for me for over 30 years is ready to walk to and fro 12 miles to work for me now when he can clitiin rest' at the Cardiff Utiioti-a giave reflection on the present generation of working men.— Y ours truly, GEKTEUDE JENNKR." The letter was greeted with considerable merriment, and another letter from Miss Jenner in reference to the supply of tobacco to the inmates was mentioned by the clerk, but the Chairman said it was no business of Miss Jenner's. The letter was not read.
Grave Charge Against all Doctor's Assistant. I a ARRESTED AT MIDNIGHT IN THE RHONDDA. On Friday afternoon Dr. Henry Richards, a doctor's assistant, Pontypridd, was received into custody Itt Pentre Police Station, Rhondda Viilley, by Sergeant Ros<sentrator, London, the accused having been arrested at Treorky about two o'clock in the morning by Sergeant Lews, Treorky, just afcor stepping out of a cab which he had hired at Ponty- pridd. It appears that in February last the Police Gazette announced that the accused was wanted on a charge of having procured abortion at Bethnat Green Hospital, London, having, it is alleged been attending for some time on a servant at the institution. It is alleged that he quitted London about the month of March or a month later. He was engaged about two years ago as a dispenser at a surgery in the upper part of the Rhondda, and had also been engaged in the Riionnda Facli Valley. He was pretty well known m medical circles in the valley at thab time. Sergeant Lewis, while stand- ing on the roadside at Treorky about 2 o'clock in the morning, espied a hansom pulling up near a pnblic-hotise, and immediately after the accused emerged from it. The officer walked up to the cab and remarked to the doctor." Well, how are you this long time ? You are Dr. Henry Richards?" "Yes," he replied. "But I don t know you," he added. "I am Sergeant Lewis, and I am going to arrest you on the charge of procuring abortion in Belhnal Green, London." The accused observed, "They are blackmailing me." He was then taken to the lock-up at Treorky Police Station, and immediately after- wards conveyed to the Penbre Police Station, about a mile away. It should ho stated thnfc the accused was a perfect stranger to Sergeant Lewi", the officer having never seen him before. Accused Remanded To-day. I Richards, described as a surgeou's assistant was brought up at tho Worship-street Police Couib, London, this morning, and charged— before Mr Etishly-with an attempt to procure abortion. AH thab was done was to read the information over, and remand the accusad for a week. On an application for bail it was stated that two sureties in JE50 would be accepted.
OfilTISH GUIANA. I A REBUFF FOR MR CHAMBERLAIN. I WASHINGTON, Saturday.—The State Depart- ment is m liossession of the full text of the despatches sent by Mr Chamberlain to Sir Charles Cameron Lees, Governor of 13ritisli Guiana, dealing with the measures to be taken to strengthen the frontier by a construction of a railroad, increase of police, and the purchase of Maxim guns. Details have also been received of the action of the Council of British Guiana in regard to Mr Chamberlain's recommendations, which were rejected by lien to eight votes, after the Secretary of State for the Colonies had been severely condemned for his ha.sty action in recommending the use of Maxim guns. Mr Chamberlain, in one of his despatches, asks the Governor whether capitalists can be found to take up a concession for golrlfields covering the same territory M thab conceded by Venezuela to an American syr)(licate,-Be-uter.
LiiANBAFr CATRBDRAL,-The 20th Sunday after Trinity In residence, the Very Rev. the Dean and the Ven. Archdeacon of Llandaff. Holy Communion, 8 a.m. Morning, 11 &.m.—Te Doum, Benerliofcus, Garrstt in F, Litany. hymns 176, 221, and 197 preacher, the Dean. Afternoon, 5,30 p.i)3.-Ftntliew., "Ascriba utito the Lord (Travera). Magnificat, Nunc Dimibtis, Garrett in F. hymns 225 and 252 preacher, the Rev. T. B. Nichols.
TO-DAY'S FOOTBALL. I I RUGBY. I Local Matches. "1 UNITED HOSPITALS v, CARDIFF, I The match between the Hospitals and Cardiff bas always proved to be an interesting one, and the meet- ing to-day was characterised by all the old enthusiasm. Cardiff hitherto have managed to beat the Medicos," but last year's fight was a very close one, and the Welsh Metropolitans just contrived to avert defeat- The teams this afternoon lined out M follows :— POSITION. CARDIFF. HOSPITALS. Back. Alun Morgan Moggridge Three-quarter.. N. W. Biggs Banbury Three-quarter.. E. G. Nicholls Greg Three-quarter., V. Hussey Wetherall Three-quarter.. T. Williains Sime Half-back R..B,Sweet-Escott Rotberam Half-back J. E. Elliott Gardener Forward r F. Mills" Bingham Forward W..1. Elsey. Gilbert Forward E Emery, Donning Forward W. Barry Davies.. Thorpe Forwa.rd G. Abbott. Nelson Forward F, Cornish Goddard Forward. T. Dobson Gwynn Forward tj. Cravos Tyson i n Referee, Mr R. Garrett, Pl,narth. There were between four ancl five thousaiw people present when rhe Medicos kicked off. Elliott got in a, flying kick, which was well bucked up, but the visitors near the division line checked further progress, and the ball was taken in close proximity to the Cardiff quarter-line. R. B. Sweet-Escott relieved sliglitly. and then Elliott got in an effective kick. The return saw Gvyn Nielioll,, get hold of the ball and pass to Norman Biggs, who was, however, collared before he could get through. Cardiff still made headway, and near (he visitors' 25 got a" free." which resulted in a minor. The drop-out saw the Hospital-—a big lot of fellows-invade Cardiff territory, but it was not for long, clever passing between Gwyn Nicholls and Norman Biggs takin. o the ball to the visitors' 25. The Medicos return slightly, only to have the ball returned by Gwynn Nicholls, who got in an excep- tionally clever kisk. Scambling play on the Lon- doners' side and the division line ensued, an attempt at passing on the part of their three-quarters being frustrated by a couple of the Cardiff forwards. Sweet- Escott then got the ball away to Norman Bij>gts, who when pressed threw the ball amongst the for. wards. the Medicos were too smart to allow them to make further headway. For a long time play centred in or about the division line. but ultimately Jack Elliott lot fi, and only an unfortunate slip prevented him getting over. For some minutes Cardiff held the upper hand, but a pass intended for Norman Blpgs being intercepted enabled the visitora to get to the Cardiff 25. Here Franh Mills initiated a splendid rouud of passing atiioiig his forward, which culminated in the ball being taken close to the visitors' '25. A round of passing by the Cardiff backs saw Tom Williams get well away, but lie ma,,3 collared when well inside the visitors' quarter-line. The play which ensued was of n. somewhat loose ehameter, but gradually the "Medicos" worked their way towards the Cardiff poal-line. When near the Cardiff 25 R. B. Sweet- Escott cleverly picked up from the feet of an opposing forward and punted to the centre, only to have the ball once again sent into the Cardiff 25. A number of tight scrummages ensued, the visitors making strenuous efforts to break down the Cardiff defence. Eventually Gardner got dea.1I away, and as the outcome of some tricky passing between Grig and Ilanbury the latter ran across amidst; applause, which was renewed later when the point luajorised. This reverse put the Cardiffians fairJy on the mettie, and for a long time they pressed. The passing of the backs, however. was of a very erratic description, and chance after chance was thrown away. A long punt by one of the Cardiffians enabled the blue and black to get well inside the visitors' 25, where Biggs made a desperate attempt to get over. Sweet-Escort receiving the ball subsequently in some loose play tried for goal, but a good shot only resulted in a minor being notched. The drop out witnessed another ou-laugilt, on the Hospitals' citadel by the Cardiff men, but their defence was perfect, do "bat they would they failed to penetrate it. Ediotfc wa. responsible for a very ciever run to the visitors' 25 line, and then Norman Biggs became the recipient of the ball and gave up to Gwyn Nicho1!¡;, who ran the right wing men too close to touch to be any service. Cardiff stiil made matters very warm for the visitors. Time after time one or the other came wear scoring. After a hot siege on the Hospitals' goal Alnn Morgan received the bnll And made an ineffectual drop for goal, a minor re!\1tillg. From now until the interval the play was in Cardiff's favour, but they failed to notch any tangible point. ) HALF-TIME SCORE G. T. M. UKITITN HOSPiTALS. 1 0 0 CARDIFF 0 41 3 LLANFOIST ASSOCIATION F.C. want matches for Saturdays.—J. Walters, hou. see., Llanfoist, Aberga- venny. 9 S CWMBRAN F.C. have Nov. 16th and Jan. 15d). away Jan. 11th, Febiuary 22nd, and March k'lst, home. vacant sond teams.—Jones, Secretary. 900 THK WINDSOR F.C. have vacancies tor fixture with junior teams for Saturdays,— N. Scott, ti, Park- grove, hon. sec. 756 TKKHKHSSST FOOTBATX Club want match home Nov. 4tli, will give return or guarantee also Dec. PIwt, Jan. 6th, Uth:, -Peb. Apuly at once Mainwaring, Secretary. 937e X. W. PEAUSON, t he renowned football player, performed a most remarkable feat seven years ago. The ball used was Anderson's International," as explained by the following :-011 October 23rd, 1883 we were gratified to receive the following, unsolicited Copy. Received Oct. 23rd, 1888. Mill Hill School, Mill Hill, Middlesex, N. W. Dear Sirs, -It may interest you to know that on October 20th, in our ma tch against Bedford County School, T W. Pearson kicked 17 goals out of 13 for us from all parts of the field, with one of your International' Match Balls. —Yours truly(signedl C. E. FITCJI capt. M.H.S.F.C. Anderson, Anderson, auti Anderson, Ltd., London." Thefollo^ving completes the history of the same ball Mill Hill Schawl, N. W., Oct. 6th, 1889. Sir,—Kindly send me as soon as possible one of your International' Rugby Footballs. The one we had last year was used all through the season and gave complete satisfaction.—Yours truly, ALPKSO A. HOBSON. Hon. Sec." Ilrice list of Foot- balls, Jerseys, Boots, and all athletic requisites post free, from our only Welsh address, or our ag-iits.- Anderson, Anderson, and Anderson, Ltd., 8, Queen- street, Cardiff
Here and There. I Mr Rider Haggard is about to starb a news- paper at Norfolk. Two shocks of earthquake were felt yesterday morning at Fermo. London pays 42 per cent. of the income tax of England and Wales. Jewelled trimmings are even more fashionable than they were last winter. The best briar-wood, for pipes, comes from the borders of Italy and France. The Natal Railway to Rand will be opened for passenger traffic on November 15th. Viscountess Sidmoutb, who is lying ill near Honiton, shows some improvement. It is said that the output of coal in Lanarkshire is 30,000 tons more than a year ago. Sir Joseph Renals, retiring Lord Mayor of London, is gazetted to be a baronet. General McNeill Walter, C.B., is gazetted colonel of the Royal Sussex Regiment. One of the consequences of the cold weather is a steady stream of tramps to London. Mr Ashcroffc Noble has undertaken the ohargo cf the literary depaitment of the New Age. Lieutenant-General Henry R. Norman, C.B s gazetted colonel of the Manchester Regiment. Sir Henry Irviug's present tour of the United States has been no less successful than its prede- ceasor. V'
SLA TIN PASHA'S CAPTIVITY, During lecture the other night: at Vienna Slatin Pasha told a thrilling tale of his adven- tures. After describing how he became a prisoner of the MahdiJs, Slatin Pasha. said that at first he was well treated, and even received certain distinctions. Subsequently, however, during the siege of Khartoum he was put in chains, as it was feared that he might escape, After the fall of the city the head of General Gerdon was held up mockingly before him by a slave. Although he at once recognised his friend, he mastered his emotion sufficiently to say, Happy is he who falls at the post of duty." Slatin Pasha was afterwards confined in the common jail. There be met Lupton Bey, an Kn?iahmM!, who formerly held the oBoe of Governor. Lupton Bey was set at liberty after eight months' imprisonment, and took a position in the arsenal at Khartoum, where he died in £ ay, 1868. The tribe to which the Mahdi belonged was oppressed, Slatin Pasba declared, by the Khalifa^
GLAMORGAN AGRICULTURAL SeCtETY. Oa Friday afternoon a well-attended meeting of the committee of the Glamorgan Agricultural Society was hsld at the Barry Hotel, Barry* when, among other business transacted, the locale of next year's show was under consideration. Among those present were :—Messrs C. Williams, D. Spoucer. D. J. Jenkins, Rees Thomas (Boverton), Wm. Thomas (Hayes), J. Sims (Neath), and W. V. Huntley, secretitry.-A deputation consisting of 11 of the principal residents of Aberdare attended, and urged upon the committee the claims of that place for holding nexh year's exhibition. The representations were of such a convincing and favourable char- acter that the committee unanimously decided to accede to their request.
GRAND THEATRE, CARDIFF, During the coming week the Cardiff public will have a treat in the visit of Mr Horace Lingard's comic opera, who will produoe "The Old Guard," Falka," Pepita," stud -1 Brother Pelican," a programme which must irresistibly I appeal to lovers of sparkling oomic opera, especially when presented by such a thoroughly capable company. Amongst the artistes are such well-known names as Miss Rita Preeans and Miss Olive Marston and Mr Liugard himself; and to mention these is to ensure a lively and chic per- I formance. They are supported by an all-round J capable company, and the soemo effects and dresses will be of the most elaborate description.
I By Wire. 1 t, Newsy Pars U, to Date. I Intelligence has been received at Paris of tha | death on board thetransport at Mojanga-of Major de la Monnoye, chief of the Artillery staff of the expeditionary force in Madagascar- The Paris Figaro says it is certain that Mon- signor Satolli, apostolic delegate in tbe United States, will be created & cardinal at the next Consistory heJd at the end of November. Early this morning there was a heavy fall of snow and sleet over the central and western districts of Perthshire. The hills were thickly ooated with snow, a sharp frost followed, and pools of waller had a considerable thickness of ice. The Times second edition to-day states thab on Thursday next Mr Diggle will move that Lord Londonderry be elected chairman of the London School Board, and that it is not expected there will be any opposition. John Daley, convicted at the Old Bailey tc day of highway robbery with violence, was sentenced to 15 months' bard labour and 20 lashes with the cat." At Kingston (Surrey) to.dty Henry Meadus, a butler, was committed for trial charged with forging cheques for over £400. A Belfast paper to-day abates that a marriage has been arranged between General Lord de Rue, premier Biron of England and t;x.Lord-in.NVaitiog to the Queen, and Miss Geraldine Mahon, niece- of Viscount Bangor. An old woman named Devine, who lived alene in a wretched hovel near Pintona, County Tyrone, was found dead in bed yesterday. Although the place presented the appearance of abject poverty. 2107 in notes were found secreted under a bed. The Emperor Wiliisim arrived at Leipsie to- day shortly before noon to attend the opening of the new building erected for the Supreme Law ¡ Court of the Empire.
I ACCIDENTS AT CARDIFF, I DEAF AND DUMB LAD FATALLY I INJURED. A lad named Kendal Pi,0we, aged 16, who ,,(_,we, aged 16, who resided at Harpur-street, Penarth-road, and who was deaf and dumb, died at the Cardiff Infirmary this morning ;13 a result of injuries he received on Thursday in Castle-row}, he being run over by a cart. William Matthews (25), of 112, Carlisle-street, a labourer, was admitted to the Cardif fInfirmary this mornitig suffering from a severe wound in his head, caused by a fail while following bis occupa- tion. Shortly after noon to day Wm- Martin, of 7, ,d to the Infirniary Fishgnard-streeb, was conveyed to the Infirmary by Dock-constable George Seddon in an ex- hausted condition, he having been severely crushed between a railway truck and a pillar at the East Dock. He now lies in a critical con- dition.
PROPOSED MUSEUM FOR BARRY On Friday evening, at the meeting of the Barry District Public Libraries Committee, it was stated that Mr R. Forrest had intimated the willingness ef Lord Windsor to hand over to the town all the archaeological relics found in the course of.the recent excavations on Barry Island as soon as u room for storing the same be pro- vided. It was resolved to communicate the thanks of the committee for the generous dona- tion, aud to utilise a room at the Central Library, j Barry Dock, for storage purpose.
TO-DAY'S MONEY. I (SPKOIAIJ I STOOK EXCHANGE, LONDON*, OFGNINT,, 11.20 A,M. -—Business is quiet iutbeStockExchangeMarkets, whilst the attention of d*>al*r.s is chiefly directed to the carrying over of Mining Shares, on winch j contango rates rule rather easier than last time at I 8 to 10 per cent. on South African Shares, show. ing tiii,, aocotint has been greatlv reduced. At I the same time settlement in this department causes some uneasiness, as differences to be paid are very heavy,und it is believed that some difficul- ties will be announced, but no serious failures are expected. J n the House uricesave fairly supported, and Consolidated Gold Fields are lirin and higlier on the report just issued Chsrtereds lower, the contango rate being 2d to 4d. Consols dull. J\)reign Bonds weak and mostly lower. Home Railways q'liettind steady-^North-Western lower. With some few exceptions. American Rail- ways show firmness, at a slight advance following yesterday's rally at New York, .Grand-Trunk and Mexican Railways steady. NOON.—Oa the Stock Exchange Mining Shares show an irregular tendency .on sales to close out- standing accounts, and movements in prices are about evenly balanced. F oreg:i Bonds show dul- ness at a slight decline. American Railways inactive. Mexican Railways firm and higher. Grand Trunk Stocks a'o better. Buenos Ay res Gold Premium rose to 229% per cent. 1.5 P.M.—Money in plentiful snpply; short loans rule at to per cent., adv'suces into next month being obtained at the latter figure. Thore is a moderate business doing in discounts at par csnt. for three months' bills. Bombay Excise, Is 1 25 32'1 Calcutta. Is 1M1 Hong Kong, 2s 2%d 8 1?ang 1),I Singa- pore, 2 i j 1 Yokohama, 2s 2%d. At the Baltic to-day the market for cargoes of wheat in all positions Srtn. but not active—27s 6d a?ked for Irrivo(I Californian, and 27s 7%d for shipment. Indians unci Russians held full prices. Maize quiet at 16 601 seliers Plate steamers on passage and for shipment; 16s l%rl Ix-st bid Evelyn, steamer, afloat. Barley quieter, but held at late rates, with more offering. CLOSING, 1.10 P.m.-On the Stock Exchange Foreign Bonds rule steady. Home Railways quiet but firm; Hull and Barnsley easier. American Railways dull and occasionally lower. Mining Shares show better tendency. SUEZ Canal traffic receipts yesterday, 130,000 francs. Bar Silver firmer, at 30%d per ounce. Paris Bourse unsettled Frankfort flat Berlin arm Vienna quiet. I After Official Hours. 2,40 P.M.-On the Stock Exchange the settle- ment in Mining Shares is progressing favourably, i no difficulties beiug so far announced, and ptices show weakness on some few sales Ht, a nvrxieraie decline in several instances. In Foreign Bonds Argentine and Portuguese firm and higher but Mexican and Turkish Groups weak und iower. Home Railways irregular, fiactional changes evenly balanced, American Railways show an undec'ded tendency with:.at material change. Grand Trunk and Mex'can Railways lower.
I TO-DAY'S MARKETS. CORN. GLOUCESTER, Saturday.—English wheat 6d dearer red, Js 3d to 3.5 4d white, 3s 3d to 3« 6<1. Foreign wheat 6il advance hard Russians, 19s 6d to 20s Ghirkas and Azimas, to 25s 6d 6.1 to 25a. Azoff barley ¡-¡,Ill for 9d to Is advance—15s 6d to 1511 9d. Maize, las 6d to 206 6d. Weather dull and cold. stir-Art. UI.ASOOW, Saturday.—The market opened firm, but closed quiet Mr liusines* done. The oRU" mwrs Market closed steadier with rather more demand. Prices area shade better than yesterday, but for the week there is a decline of Od to 901 per cwt, BUTTESt. CORK, Satur-hi.v. —FirMs, 118. second*. 116, 108s; fourths, 97s. Keg?—superfine, 120s; ifne mild, 113s mild, 110s. In market-678 firkins, 3 kegs, 325 mild. DJSAO MEAT. I/ONCON', Saturday.— Moderate sn?>j,Ues> and trade remains general dnil, withoutmateiial change. Jinjslish beef, 3. 801 to 3» lOd; Scotch sides, 4s to 4s 2d shorts, 4s Id fo 4, 6rl: British mutton, 4t, 2d to is lOd foreign do., 3s 2d to 4s veal, 3s 4d to 4d small pork, Ss 4d to 3s 8d large. 2d 8d to 3s 2d per BIbB. IMSH. GRIMSBY, Saturday.—Twelve steamers and some 17 smacks arrived, with a poor supply > very keen demand. Soles, Is 8d to 2s tin not, Is 3Sl to Is 6d brills, Is to Is M lobsLers, !s 9d per !b p)?'?p, 3s to 6?' s"?. 5s to 6s; wMtct'M, 3s to 49 M; Ii: halibut, 5s to 7s dead, 3s to 4s per stoue live ling, 3s to 6s dead, 2s to 5s live cod, 5s to 7s 6d dead, 3s to 4s each bake, 100s per score kit haddocks, 16s per box. _———————
I 7 jgr I TO-DAY'S 'VEA THEH.30 P.M. TO-DA.Y'S FORECAST. FOR BNGLAND, S.W., AND SOUTH WALES. Northerly to north-easterly winds, moderate; fair generally. GENERAX.—The pressure is now becoming very uniform, and fog is likely to set in in many parts of Great. Britain.
41_ The Prince of Wales will return to London this morning from Newmarket, in order to receive the Prlccea of Wales and Princesses Victoria and Maud, who are expected to reach Charing Cross from Denmark, viA Port Victoria, at about noon. DKAH 1.EAVR3," a eniiiplet-e- story, by John Strange Winter, appears in the Cardiff Timet and Swth Wales Weekly All- of next Saturday. Also Miss Braddon's last new story.
r Windsor October Meeting. j WINDSOR, SATURDAY. The programme at Windsor to-day looked tame in comparison to the bill of far: dished up at Newmarket. It proved fairly interesting of its class, and notwith- standing that a few of the leading professionals pre- ferred to take a holiday there WM a representative attendance, the London specials, both from Padding- ton and Waterloo, being well patronised. The weather was sharp and bracing, but the sky was very gloomy when proceedings commenced. Details :— 1.The MANOR PLATE of SIM weight foraje, etc. One mile. Mr B. Wiilyams's Splendour, Sy 9st .M. Cannon 1 Mr Lancashire's Bonny Peggy, 5y 9st 51b ..Madden 2 Mr E. Craddock's The Alsatian, 3y 9st ..S. Loates 3 Capt. Homfray's Acrefield, 3y 9st Allsopp 0 Winner trained bv U. Sherwood, Newmarket. Bettin-6 to 4 agst Splendour, 5 to 2 agst The Alsa- tian, 3 to 1 agst Acrefleld, and 100 to 12 agst Bonny Peggy. The winner waited on Bonny Peggy to the distance, and then drawing to the front won by three-quarters of a length three lengths divided second and third
LORENZO AND GIULIANO DE I M EDICt. On October 2nd, in the presence of Professor del Lungo, Cwo Picbi. MooseigneurAshHio Giovanniui, Professor Viliari, and others, the tomb reputed to contain the mortal remains of Lorenzo and Giuliano de' Medici was opened. Two skeletons were revealed, which bore evidence in support of the accuracy ni the eI11Tf>11t r> p >rt. Within the tomb ("ay," the British Mcdical Journal) two wooden coffins were found, one on top of the other. The tiFt was short, and in a good state of preservation; the second was longer, and mouldering, The Cliver of the upper one bore the following inscription, roughly written in ink:—Giuliano di Pietro di Cosimo de' Medici." Wit-iiin the cvffin was a skeleton. Th'* cranium bore marks of two injuries inflicted with a cutting instrument traces of another incised wound were found on the tibia. Giuliano, as will be remembered, fell a victim to the Pozzi conspiracy, as related by Muchiaveih in h). history ol Florence.
I COLLIERY DISPUTE IN THE RHONDAD. Oa Friday afternoon Mr K rkhouse, arbitrator on behalf of the Mardy Colliery Company, and Professor Galloway, arbitrator on behalf of the workmen, met on the premises of the colliery to futber consider the dispute between the men aud the management in referv-uce to the identity of the new seam, which the men declare is the Bute vein. Mr James Thotnas, agent of the collieries representing the company, and Mr W. Abraham, a g ,.n t of the TV.LP. (Mabon), and Mr W. Evans, agents of the Cumbrian Association of Miners, were also present. It was agreed to adjourn the inquiry unttl Tuesday next.
I VICTIMISING AN AMERICAN. An American who arrived in Liverpool on Wednesday has bee-n most impudently swindled out of close on £200. It appears itr was walking up and down the landing stage, when a man of respectable appearance spoke to him The American, finding iiis new acquaintance knew a great deal about Liverpool, got more friendly with bim, and. as a result, they adjourned to a i public-house in Dale-street, where they had sundry refreshments. After an exchange of con- fidencas, the American f0:1 rid it necessary to change some dollars into English money. The stranger at once said he would get the notes changed, and left the place for thit purpose. Needless to say, be has not returned. I — j j._ j
t The railways of America give employment to 1 900,000 people.
I Shipbuilding Crisis. SETTLEMENT ON THE CLYDE, The Clyde shipbuilding engineers' diepatet were satisfactorily ended last evening, the Clyde Shipbuilders' Association having held a formal meeting in Glasgow that day and ratified the agreement come to at Thursday's conference of masters aud men. The result is that tba ship- building employees will receive 5 per cent, advance ou February 3rd as suggested by the men. If Belfast engineers continue the strike the Clyde master eugineftrs will find some means of preventing a lock-out on the Clyde. DISSATISFACTION IN BELFAST, A mass meetiug of Belfast strikers was held yesterday in the Annexe of Ulster Hall Buildings, when Messrs Rose and Potter gave their account of the Carlisle Conference, which was heard with the greatest dissatisfaction, and it was resolved that the suggestions made by the ma.sters were in reaiityno tangible offer, and that, if the employers were anxious for a settlement6 like the men, they must submit an offer more appropriate to the men's just and legal demands.
i 'JiAI) LEAVES," U complete Ntory. by John i Strange Winter, appears in the Cardiff ymMe .d South Wales Weekly ?<etc? of next Saturday. Al" MM6 Br&ddon's lmL uew sMry. t — j watg for Ciftastiicatiaiu ANTED, Rood G?cerai Sna.nt: also Name-Hand. m?'a.—App? by lett?r, rtaLiaR salary reQair^il and f?rencet, to Mra Me?n.t. -?1&0rDf4 B*rrY. ?6 Aftix yw-rs oM, 13 han<1s, Ro&tr Pony for we. good in A saddle or harness coo fast t r Otaer.—A.?p? T_n. sepdi Newport, MOD, NEWPORT TEMPERANCE H.AL[. SUNDAY AFTERNOON POPULAR 8ERVICK (5 to I). Preacher, REV. SETH JOSHUA. Subject, The Divine Acquaintance." ¡" Solo", ,,ou that Killest the Prophcts," and I Know that My Redeemer Liveth," ML-SS LENA WILLIAMS. Solo, "Come Unto Me," llia AKNtSTTA HIH (Pontvpool Ladies Choir). Oxir^nist. Ms PHILIP NOBLE. AU Smta freq.
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3,000 Men Idle. DISPUTE AT LANCASTER & CO.'S PITS. A CLOD SCALE GRIEVANCE, This morning the five collieries under the Messrs Lancaster and Co. suspended operations, "hereby about 3,000 men are idle. Councillor Wrn. Davies was selected to preside at a mass testing held this forenoon at Blaina Market Hall, Which was crowded. Mr J. Evans, secretary of the alaina Colliery Workmen's Committee, explained fliati at the meeting held about a month ago a deputation was appointed to wait upon the Management with reference to a clod scale and -he demand of the hauliers for 6d per turn. While the latter item was conceded, the manage- ment said they had not had sufficient notice with regard to the clod scale and could not consider it Ab that time. They however stated that they Ivere prepared to give an answer in a lew days. The answer received was in tee form of a letter asking that the matter be deferred on account of the holidays. After Hie boliday; instead of asking the deputation to place the proposal before the management, or sString an alternative, a letter was received from Sba managing director, Mr M. Woolsteuholm, by •he secretary of the Workmen's Committee that illeir application with regard to tho standard 'hickness of coal and the clod scale, and other iotnpttinta, had been under the consideration of :he directors on the 18th inst., and the result of lheir deliberations was that the whole matter naat be placed before the Coalowners' Associa- tion for their consideration. The workmen KJntend that these matters should not be relegated 10 the Coalowners' Association or the Sliding icale Joint; Committee in this manner, and before hey had been considered as between the Men's committee and- the management. The initial Itp had bi-,entakeii o,i Friday at No. 3 Griffin Pit, 'here tho workmen came out because Committee. nan Thos. Thomas had, tcr some reason or other, >een Unable to tind work. The committeemen at <he several collieries were called out :tt dinner- limp, and it was decided to ;t!lk the general body 5f the men their opinion on this and the attitude yf the management with regard to the clod 1le application. Several speakers explained ihat Thomas was not stopped, but that a place Suuld not be found for him, while work had been for another man in .lie pit. ihe meeting after a full consideration of this grievance approved the action of the committee 11 the matter, and unanimously resolved that 'ntil the management is prepared to negotiate aPon th-i grievances submitted by the General Works Committee, on behalf of the several pit ;°namittees, they (the workmen) should remain 'die. This was supplemented by a vote of confidence in the committee, and a resolution Calling upon the engmemeu and stokers to cease Work as soon as sufficient notice had been given to the management. The secretary (Mr John Evans) was instructed M communicate the decision of the meeting to khe management, and a deputation was appointed tO meet the management if necessary.
CLAIM TO A PEERAGE. PROPOSAL TO REOPEN A FAMOUS APPEAL. Ten years have elapsed since the Lovat Peerage CASE, which attracted SQ much attention both in Erigi.,iiici and Scotlatvwas concluded by a report by the House of Lrjrcjs adverse to Mr John Fraser, of Carnarvon, w',io claims to bs entitled to the Lovat estates, with a rent roll of 940,000 a year. Mc Frase, it is said, is now m possession of additional evidence which is deemed by his legal advisers to be c>f a most important character, and a petition is alijout to be presented with the view of obtaining a rehearing of the claim in the House Cf Lords. I
WHO MIGHT YOU BE P" I I An Old Salt Getting His Bearings. t I' An amusing incident occurred in the hearing of a collision case in the Admiralty Court, before Sir Francis Jeuno and Trinity House Assessors. A typical old salt, with only one eye, got along quite satisfactorily with his examination-in- chief, but was rather nonplussed when the oppos- ing counsel began to cast some doubts upon his evidence. The old tar got over the first three or four questions safely, but his wrath rose as the cross-examination proceeded. At leugth he could restrain the full gale of his indignation no longer, and, buttoning his jacket tightly, he leaned over the rails of Ithe witness-box and oried, "I beg your pardon, but who might you be, mister ?" The Court roared with laughter, in which the President and Assessors heartily joined. The counsel replied, Oh, I am against yon." At this admission the sailor seemed much relieved, and remarked, Ob, I see. Now I know my bearings, and must steer accordingly."
The Marquis of Salisbury has, it is stated, accepted the invitation of the Lord Mayor to be present at the banquet at the Guildhall on November 9th. MABON, Maelgwyn, Cadrawd, Dafydd Mor- ganwg, Mynyddwr, all write for the Cardiff Times and South Wales Weekly Newt, whieb is a magazine and a newspaper in one. The best and brightest pennyworth of fiction, gossip, news, and special articles dealing with Welsh subjects published. Order a. copy to-day and read the optming chapters of Miss Bradaon's last new story. A complete novelette each week by a favourite novelist.
ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF I WALES, The monthly meeting on Friday night took the shape of an infonnal gathering at the house of the president, Mr Arthur Mee, F.R.A.S. Several candidates for membership and dona- tions to the library were reported. Mr Charles T. Whitmell, M.A., described some occultations that he had recently observed, and explained certain difficulties connected with the times of their occurrence. In the conversation thab ensued reference was made to the difficulty of obtaining accurate time at Cardiff. A paper was read from Mr J. Willoughby Meares, which gave a capital description ot a small telescope with an equatorial mounting devised by himself and of a kind which he stronly advised his fellow members who had only small telescopes to obtain. A number of drawings were handed round, including a careful series forwarded by Mr G. A. S. Atkinson, of Cardiff. The night being fine, the members then repaired to the telescope house, and observed various objects through the president's reflection The business of the next meeting will include an address by the Itev. G. St. Ciair.
LOCAL DIVORCE CASE. I RESPONOENT SAID TO BE IN CARDIFF. I In the Divorce Court to-day Alri Mary Hutchinson petitioned for a divorce by reason of the desertion and adultery of her husband, William Henry Hutchinson. The parties were married in August, 1883, at the Old Church, Edgbaston, and afterwards lived at Newport, Monmouthshire. The petitioner said that in 1894 the respondent was living at Cardiff with another woman. His Lordship was not quite satisfied as to the identity of the respondent and co-respondent, and ordered the case to stand over for farther evidence.
STOPPING A MARRIAGE. 1 MANY A SLIP BETWIXT THE CUP AND I THE UP. At the South-Western Police Court to-day a respectably-dressed man explained to Mr Cluer that he WM in a dilemma. He arranged to be married that day at a registry office, but the parents of the lady, who is. alleged to be a prominent member of the Sooial Democratic Federation, objected, and had forcibly removed her to an asylum. Mr Cluor advised the applicant to apply to the High Court for a wrib of habeas corpus, and this he agreed to do.
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To-day's Starting Prices, WINDSOR. r IUCK3. NO. 01' RACK. 1U1KNRS. WINNR}t SjiWenlVn.S'l 'i tin;J r;r" Manor 4 Splendour 6 to 4 ag 6 to 4 ng Curfew 6 M" Hr;lnb'rue 6 to 4 ag 6 to 4 ag :ell¡n. 12 Parley S to 1 tg 8 io lag NnrtY 9 L. Charity ..100 to 8 l->) to Bag October 8 Merrivvise 7 to 4 on 7 to 4 on
Newmarket Training Notes. íFROl OUP. NKWaTAHKRT COK.T'.F.<U'nNn'/N'T.) NEWMARKRT, Saturday.—On the Bury side, Black- well's Ji'ck the Dandy, Blow, and lloyal Blade can- tered six furlongs. Enoch's, s?n Mausolus, Hereraon Houndsditcli, and Red Boy galloped seven furlongs. G, Dawson's Omltr and "Sir Jacob went a mile Gilbert's Kenneth and Eiien Bean going a similar gallop. JtwiU's Kils.allaghan and United galloped a mile. J. Dawson's, jun., Bolton. Mceil, Gabrielle, Phot-ion, and Lord ltervey iK £ u:i,<t'-d a mile. Leader's The Rays, Lord Drunnnond, Grand Duke, The C<>wan, Monte Rosa colt, Double Sorrow, Despondent, Pepperbox, Tyranny, Report, and Day Dream II. gailoped a. mile Jennings's, jun., Powick, Patriate, Peiifoather, and Add-^rlcy going a similar gallop. F. Webb's Pnuce KÜ ward was sent a mile and h quarter. On the Raceconrsc side, Cannon'* .St. Antoine, Stow- market, and Opera Glass galloped a mile and a half. Ooldiug'sPomade Divine, I*iinee Simon, John ham, Acrobat, an i Listener went a mile Percy Peck's Sou o' Mint:, Plutocrat, and Spindle Leg covered a mile and a quarter Bonaventure colt followed. Jarvis's McGranefie, Fatherless, and Kenuey gal- loped a mile Marsh's Reminder, Golden Rod, and Paris Ill. going a similar gallop. Waugh's, sen.. Court Ball, '1 lie Rush, and Le Dauphin covered a mile Tom Chdoner's Barsac, Marco, Prince Milan, Skirpenbeck, and Tours ;in, six furlongs.
Official Scratchings. I j JsrPPI.lKD BY MKSSRS WF.ATHKKBV.] I St. Ciispiti Nursery, >orttiaiupum— l orerunner. Northampton engagement?—Day Dream n. Blankney Nursery, Lincoln—Nicholas. Lincoln engagements—Fillv by Tristan out of Merry Dance, Kbofsb, Watchful, Full of Fashion, lilly by The Weaver out of Countess Georjina. Liverpool engageui-nfcs—Outward Bound. Wiilsxll Nursery, Birmingham—Master Guthrie. Birmingham engagement's—Dutch (J-rl colt. Ail handicaps at Kempton November Meeting- Fa iheriess, Confessional. h:emptol1 h,wd:c¡¡ps-llecub:¡" Red Knight. Ail handicaps where the weights have appeared— The Soarcr, Pitcher. All engagements in S:r S. Scott's name- Mowing W iz. All engagements—Magistrate.
Mr Edmund Tatiersall, who is lying seriously ill at Newmarket, is slich'ly better this morning, Iviving bad a fairly good night's rest. CAKRFHTLLY RABBIT OODRSING SWEEPSTAKES %%ill bc ?le.-Ct %icluil:iv. ;Cl it( liled to ),).s eill rtriec. Terrier and other i<weep>!takes fQllow,-Coneal:on, reft-ree. 24 GENUIXK Hieing Information will b8 supplied to reliable sportsmen on the following terms 'Two- tj(lrs fiaily wire, F, the week speci-il paddocks, 15s. i —Mr Carnell, 29, Glebe-street, Nottingham. 875t Two Bw, WIKNBKS KOB I UKSDAY.—Dead SNIPS j Send Is quick for wire.—Minting, Borneo House, j York. 11 LivEKPOOr. AUTUMN CVP,-I can send you tila j Greatest Cert. of the year has been specially trained f for this event, and belongs to a party who fairly farms Liverpool Cups. 1 will send you the Winner, providing- you agree to pat me 2s on S.P., and return tne pro- coeds next day. Send your stamped address, also six stamps (ill case a wire is necessary), as I nviy have another S.P. job at Liverpool on the same tennp.- Address Playfair, Hurliughain-road, Fnlham, London. FRF.E —A splendid offt-r. England's Opinion contains certainty for Northampton, on Tuesday; also Great Tom Stakes and Lincoln Handicap (two real good winner-); besides Liverpool Cup splendid outsider. Free. Stamped address, S. England, Uptou Park, Kssex. 952
SPORTING ITEMS, Victor Wild now goes to the stuj. Sir R. Jardine wants 3,20fts. for LUnbbony, There is no truth in the rutnour that Port. inarnock broke a blood vessel in the Cambridge- shire. In consequence of John Roberts having to play before the Prince of Wales, the conclusion of the match Roberts v. Peall stands postponed until to-day. Florizel II. had nothing to beat when None the Wiser alone oppo him for the Jockey Club Cup, and without diflicuayhe led throughout and won in a canter. Mr Shepherd, the advance flag man for Mr Coventry, was elected unopposed for the New- market Town Counc il yesterday. He has been a ICembor for many years. The tennis match at Manchester between tbe French champion, G. Lesneur, and J. Fennell, of Iiord's, London, ended yesterday in a victory for the Frenchman by 46 games to 44. j Au exceedingly useful horse is the Hall Mark colt, who supplemented bis victory in the Old Nursery ou Tuesday by making all the running in the Free Handioap at Newmarket yesterday and winning oleverly from ViteUius and Mimic. Though some ground was recently recovered by T. Loates, he has dropped back a little during the past week, and with a winning score of only three against the half-dozen of Moraington Can- non, the last-named ia 26 in front of him with 168 successes up to date. Poupee is a peculiar horse, and W. G, Steven* was not as sanguine all he generally is over his fancied articles in selling racm She raosi be allowed to run her own raoe, and any attempt to force her.or the use of the whip and spar, would at once destroy her prospects. Although it was reported that Best Man was feeling the effects of Wednesday's race, he was made a good favourite for the Old Cambridgeshire yesterday. So far as appearance went no faull could be fonnd with him, as be stripped a perfect picture, and made soma atonement for his Cam- bridgeshire defeat by a rather e&fy victory in fact, he had the issue in safe keeping ecme distance from home. Ho now terminates his racing career, and will commence doty next season at the Howbury Stud.
I THE ALLEGED REDUCTION OF I RATES. I The Liberal party has issued the following circular to the electors of the various wards as a repudiation of the statement made by the Con- servatives that they have reduced the local rates by 2d m the pound "The Conservative candidates in these eleclions are making the boast that they have saved the ratepayers 2d in the pound in the rates, and that they have effected huge economics in the expendi- ture of the rates This is an absolute untruth. They I HAVE NOT SAVED THE BOROUGH A SINGLE FARTHING and the economics which they say they have effected amount to the veriest moonshine. The rates have not been reduced 2d in the pound, but instead of having one Is 81 rate levied half- yeariy, during one year the Conservatives seek to levy from you three rates of Is 61 each withm 16 ] months, thus drawing from the ratepayers' pockets at least £ 6,b00 more during that period. and this, notwithstanding that they have counted upon an increased assessment of the borough, which must bring m a larger amount than formerly. You will find when you receive the I demand notes for tb so rates that the amount is not less than would otherwise have been de- manded, but, as shown before, is 26,60D more at least. I TRANSFERRING CHARGES TO LOANS. The Conservatives have taken certain items of expenditure, which always used to be paid out of revenue, and propose-that is, if they can get the consent of the Local Government Board to borrow the rnotiey-to place it to the capital account, which is merely a saving of the present rate at the expense of heavier rates in the next 10 or 15 years —the old system of robbing Peter to pay Paui. 11 Again, the cutting down of the estimates ( lvliicli is not expenditure) that they have accom- plished is no relief from the rates, because, not- withstanding the cutting down. the money will have to be expended, and will have to be paid out of the rates eventually. I BKINNINO THE UNYMPLOTED. Those ratepayers who are apt to feel the dis- tress during the winter months will discover that the Conservative party, who so loudly proclaim themselves the friends of the poor, have cut down the estimate fnr this winter's relief in case of distress from £ 1,500 to 2500, in order to help I their pretended economy. Ratepayers, do not be hoodwinked There hM been no reduction of rates, but there has beeu au increase There has been no economy, but the economy of post- poning payment Until within the past few months the 6nances of the borough have been manipulated by political parties for political purposes. This bogus reduction of rates is a sample of tha Tory dodge to make an election cry. Ratepayers, be not deceived CIItCUr.AR FHOM THK LIBERAL AGENT. The following circular has been issued to tho members of the Liberal Thousand by the general secretary, Mr R. N. Hall I desire to point out to you the great urgency which exists for the Liberal party to do more than maintain its position on the Co?ncit at the I election on Ftiday next, Nov. 1st. It is of vital importance that not oniy the five retiring Liberals should be retained, but that at least one seat should be gained in order to prevent the threatened turning out of Mr Wm. Sanders and Mr Riehard Cory from their aldernnnic seats. Iu voting for the Liberal candidate of your ward you »re voting also to frustrate the Tory project which, if carried out, would land us in a minority in the Town Council, nnd in working for your candidate you will be rendering most effective eervice to secure their retention in office. Every Liberal vote given to a Conservative candidate will be a vote given to aid the Conser- 1 vatives in (- jecting Messrs Sanders and Cory from the aldertnanie bench. Several of the wards already recognise the great importance 1 to the Liberal party involved in this issue and are working splendidly, not only to maintain our position, but to strengthen it, on the Town Council. If you have not already assisted your Ward Committee in this election, may 1 ask that without delay you should volunteer ycur ser- vices 1" The Liberal csnimittee-rooms are :— CAKTOf.—lO. Severn-road. RivEKsmK —Cowbf:d?c-ro?d, end of Nevi1Ie. street. PARK, Richmond-road, end of Albany-road. GKANGKTOWN. 23, Paget-street. SFLOTT. ?3; Splott-road. A I)A -Yioteo,. -street, near Adamsdown- equare. ROA.TH.-70, Broadway. I COUNCILLOR GROSSMAN AND ¡ COUNCILLOR WHITK t THL ALLEGED CviMPACT WITH THE CONSERVATIVES. Seen by one of our lepi-usent-ativcs with refer- ence to the letter of Councillor White, alleging; that an arrangement was come to with the Conservatives of Cithays Ward that lie sliou)(I liot be opposed, Councillor Cragsman gives the statement an emphatic denial. Dr. Treliarne, he says, made the ■suTifCs'ftAh to him aboiit a week sgo that he should allow himself to be re-elected ns a Labour enndiditte, apart from politic- but he declined to accede to the proposition. On Tuesday morning, iu response to a note from Councillor White, he saw that gentleman in his office. Mr White suggested he should write a note to this effect—" In reference to our inter- view, my desire is that I be returned to the Council as a representative of Labour without any politics." After considering the matter lie told Councillor White that he did not feel justified in complying with his request, and that if there was a de-sire on the part of the Cathays Conservatives to fight h:m, let them do so. He added that three years pgo he was waited upon by the Liberals of Cathays to ofi'er himself as a L beral R'td Labour candidate, he being told that the. Guiseivatives meant fighting the seat politically, whether he offored hin>elf purely as a Labour 1 candidate or not and it was as a Liberal suid La bour representative that he fi)ugh t nnd won. Mr White replied Veiy well sitic- you do not see your way to write the letter, I will tall my committee what you have said to me, and I bopf I shall be able to write you a letter that will disabuse your mind of any intended Conservative opposition." He (Mr Grossman) then came away, and beard nothing more until Mr White banded bim a letter (which has been published) at the meeting of the Public Works' C.xoiii>U-e oil Thursday morning. Mr White said, I hope your miud is now at ease." He read the letter, and then Mr White o?gested it should be banded j to the reporters. To this be demurred, ?nd he handed him the letter b?ck, saying, I should not ?ipe it t? tlw rep?rtfts I would rather fight the seat than have anything to do with it," Mr White said, Why, what are you afraid of y lie replied that he was not afraid of anything, and prepared to fight, He aid he (Mr White) could not prevent anybody putting in a nomina- tion paper agamsc him up to 5 o'clock that after- noon, and he declined to have anything to do with the 1(,tt,ur, and lie had belter take it back. Coun- cillor White said he did not want it, that he ha.d an office copy in his pjeket. This he then gave to the reporters who bad beeu sitting there during this conversation. With regard to Councillor White's statement that he (Mr Crossmau) did not want the letter to be published until after 5 ■ o'clock, that was not true. ) REFORM COUNCIL MANIFESTO. At a special meeting of the Cardiff Reform j Council, held last everting, an appeal was issued to the electors to support those candidates who are likely to advance the causes which the Council advocates. This election, they state, is a critical one for the town. First of all, Mr Maclean, M.P.. declared 6w days ago his intention of moving for the abolition of Sunday-closing in Carditf, and appealed to the Corporation to nid him. A few votes in the Town Council will turn the scale, and already there are seven members of the Corporation interested in the trade, and the voters ar-L, at-tually I now asked to support four more at the polis. Secondly, the electors are urged to support gentlemen who will take steps to remove the insanitary areas m tbe town. Recently, the hideousness of the places has been .f-xp^-ei!, and their wretchedness made known. The Cor- poration could sweep th.?pe away by applicatIon of the Housing of the Working Clashes Act, iseo. 1, Thirdly, electors should press homa upon candidates that the time haJi come when the seamen's boarding-houses must be dealt with, in the interests of the seamen and ot the town. Legislation baa plaoed power in the bands of the Town Council, and, by a single vote, the evils now existing can be swept away.
I Waddington v. Allen, TO THE EDITOR OF THE KOCTH WAr.t!'I XCHO." 8m,- You publish a letter from Mr Wadding- ton, who confesses he is at a loss to understand my action, and as this is a deliberate attempt to mislead your readers I take the liberty of request- ing your indulgence by publishing this letter. On Monday night last, at Couti.Riel)eil meeting, Mr Waddingtou made certain statements and challenged me to meet him face to face." This was published in your report in Tuesday's issue, and I immediately accepted his invitation, both through your columns and by letters sent to him, Further, letters were written to Mr Waddington on Wednesday with the object of bringing about what he so ardently professed to desire, and from then until I saw bis letter in this morning's paper not one word has been beard from him. These are the facts of the case, and th- y speak for themselves. Now, this morning Mr Wadditigton evidently wants me to deal with him through the Pcese, but as he made his statements m a public meeting I claim my right to reply to him nnder similar conditions, and as my agent (Ml" Daniel Morgan) bas arranged a meeting for Monday evening next at the Albany-road Schools I shall ba delighted to meet this gentleman, who now in the garb of a supporter of Trade Unions liases as their champion. Play up, Waddington, and "face to face" with myself face the intisle.-I anl, &c., W. H. ALLEN. 1 anl, &c., W. H. ALLEN. 21, Albany-road, Cardiff, Oct. 26, 1895.
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I PROPOSED SIGNAL STATION I AT LAVERNOCK. t Colonel Hosier, the secretary. of Lloyd's, f I accompanied by the local representatives, on Friday made a tour of inspection with a view of deciding as to the respective advantages of Penarth Beach Pier and Lnernock Point as a signal station for wind-bound vessels lying in the Cardiff Roads, and for signalling vessels going up and coming down the Bristol Channel. Colonel Hozier, upon his return, was enter- tained at lunch by Mr 1). A. Thomas, M.P. (President of the Cardiff Chamber of Commerce), the others present beiug Alderman Carey (the Mayor), Messrs J. Andrews and E. Handcock, jun. (vice-presidents of the Chamber of Com- merce), Mr John Gunn (Lloyd's Registry Committee), Mr P. Turnbull (chairman of the Carditf Shipowners' Association), Mr F. S. Tolputt (collector of Customs), Messrs John Bovey and W. J. Trounce (Lloyd's local agents), and W. R. Hawkins (secretary to the Chamber of Commerce). 1 — —— s a E L' L
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I TUKKS AND ARMENIANS. I More Bieedshed. CoxsTAXTi?opm, Tuu.?dny.—It is reported from Krz?rju'u that d?tnrbances, attended by ser.ous bloodshed, have broken out at Eizmgjan. Sixty Armenians are stated to hare been kilied, but there are no details. The Porte bas ad- dressed a circular to its representstives abroad I declaring that the outbreak at Erzingjan was provoked by the Armenians, and the Turkish circular lays the biasne for the recent riots at Akbissar also upon the Armenians. AU indepen- dent reports, however, agree in stating that the Mussulman inhabitants of Akhissar attacked and plundered Armenians without any provocation. Advices from Aleppo announce serious trouble iu the district of Manash, According to Turkish reports the Armenian population of the Zeitoun district recently attacked fuur Turkish villages and killed four soldiers on the road to Marash, and are now concentratiog in the rncmatains.- Renter. VARNA, Friday.—According to intelligence from Constantinople, threatening letters have lately been addressed to the Sultan and Nassau I Pasha, Minister of Marine. Precautionary measures have consequently been adopted at I Ydd¡z Kiosk, and the Minister's residence is guarded by troops.—Renter.
LORD DUNRAVEN. L rd Dunraven arrived at Bridgend by the evening express on Friday and procaeded to his Glamorganshire seat, Dunraven Castle. His I Lordship looked hale and hearty and none the wore for his trip across the herring pond. We learn that a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Dnnraveu Testimonial Fund will b- lield on Monday next.. Subscriptions are being forwarded from almost every quarter, and no doubt when the list is ciosed a very handsome sum will be announced. The tenders for the execution of tho testimonial have come to band, and it ia gathered from the time ivboo the work can be completed that everything can be arranged in rea-dineis for tbe banquet by the 25til of November next.
CARDIFF SEAMEN'S BOARDING. HOUSES. TO THZ EDITOR. oIRj—x regret to tiud that the letter of the Rff. George St. Clair does not contain any new points or arguments that might assist us in solving this vexed question. He is simply sklmmin2 the surface, and insinuates general charges that have been brought over and over again before onr Town Council. Dealing with his remarks ia rotation, I must enlighten him first as to the reputation the society holds of which I have the honour to be the representative. The Cardiff Boarding Masters' Association was formed in the year 1880 (when advance notes were abolished) for the purpose of enabling shipowners aDd brokers to make cash advances to seamen, which was then the or/iy legal method, and to refund the money to the owner in case the seaman deserts or fails to join. We are registered as a limited liability company, and during the last 15 years (as acknowledged by a reoenc testimonial, signed by 150 of our leading merchants anu citizens) we have rendered valur.,ble service in mustering crews and protect- ing shiphroker.3 against losses caused by the dishonesty of the thousands of no-called seamen whom the legitimate trader fiuds imported into Cardiif to his sorrow. Perhaps our friend is not aware cf the fact that the confidence placed in our society is of such a nature that our local shipowners signed a petition to tue Board of Trade asking them to grant us licences for supply- ing crews. I challenge the rev. gentleman to disprove this ii he can. The next point is that in dealing out justice we must also think of our seamen. Kindly allow me to inform our f, > i that under Section 235 of the Meic.>■-• Shipping Act the seaman who feels bitn- self aggrieved has the extraordinary power to fbring any person before a Criminal Court who is accused of overcharging or otherwise imposing upon him, and heavy penalties are meted out if a conviction follows. Strange to say. this boon has not been extended to our ratepayers, who are contiunally fleeced and robbed by a aes of unscrupulous tramps styling themselves sea- men. Remark No. 3, as to the sanitary condi- tion of se<vinen!s lodging-houses, cinnot apply to our members, as we have already voluntarily registered ourselves under the Lodging-house Act. Ait our rooms are measured out, and I believe the inspectors, who visit us frequently. have no com- plaints against the people, whom Clause 6 of the proposed bye-laws would simply bring to ruia. The assumption that the respectable boarding- master ? gi?d to be under good regulations is quite corr" we would do anything in our power to assist the authorities in stamping out those brothel-keepers, ;;hebeener, &c., who trade under the nme of boarding-masters, but bowin t oe name of common sense can this end be obtained by injur- ing a number of legitimate traders, whose conduct is abovti suspicion t Let it be distinctiyunderstood, that we are in favour of passing the bye-laws only Clause 6 is objected to as being unjust and uncalled for. Fearing to trespass any further upon your valuable spaoe, I will only refer to Birry and the official report issued from that place. We should only he too pleased if Mr Meggitt and Mr Leyshon would conaent to appear on the same platform as the Rev. Geo. St. Ciair, as we are in a position to show that if five or six notorious characters have buen expelled from there, 50 more have been imported, and the bye-laws (accredited with such success) do not enable the authorities to deal with them,-I am, &c" WILLIAM G R A FF UN DE R, Cardiff Boarding Masters' Association. 5cc., WILLIAM G R A FF UN DE R, Cardiff Boarding Niasters' Association. Cardiff, Oct 25th.
I COMBINATION TO RAISE FREIGHTS. Fair play this week gives an example of tbs value of combination as a means of regulating freights, and ts i«p.au instauoe -f bere an agreement entered into by only three parties and broken, it a<-ks what encouragement this offers to the Cardiff owners who are endeavouring to font I a minimum freight association for the whole &. the United Kingdom. We should say that thii I offers every encouragement, for the simple reasot that the fact of individuals not being able It combine show the necessity for such an associa- tion as that contemplated being carried out Although the shipowners outside of Cardiff may look upon the attempt to form a minimum freight association as futile, still greater combinationc have arisen from smaller sources for instance when the Federation of Shipowners were first mooted it was nearly sneered out of existence. But what is it to-day One of the greatest and most powerful ot employers' organisations in the world. It may happen that if the Protecting and Iudemnity Association can see that the ship, owners of the kingdom are desirous of combining for the purpose of obtaining a living wage, perhaps they may be inclined to help in tbe ma.tter. We agree with our London contemporary that at 11.11 events the owners here should keep goinfr I at it but are of opinion that some good how already been done, for the reason that freights art better to-day than when the question was firsf taken in hand, and shippers are not so likely tc contract forward at starvation prices if they thinl there is a likelihood of an advanoe in freights.
NATIONAL CYCLISTS' UNION. A meeting of the South Wales Centre Com. mittee of the N. C. U. was held last evening, Mr John Young presiding. The matter of alleged under-vaiue of prizes won at Torquay WM brought before the committee, and the secretary was instructed to submit them to an expert. Respecting the suggested taxation of cycles, a letter was read from Mr J. M. Maclean, M.P., tc the effect that be did not think it was necessary for him at present to offer any opinion on the question. The Chancellor of the Exchequer had already so large a surplus this year that be hoped be would be able to reduce ol4 taxes instead of imposing new ones. It seemed to him unlikely that cyclists would ever be subjected to Imperial taxation, but it was quite possible that local authorities might ask for j powers to levy a rate upon them. The question of pacemakers taking part in the 25 failes cha.mpionship reoeutly held at Llaoeily was j exhaustively debated, and it was ultimately j resolved that R. H. Pnh, the Amateur rider j who was paced by the French professionals, be I called upon to attend a special meeting on Mon- j day night to show reason why his licence be not revoked. It was further resolved that Mr John Young attend the Council meeting in London to day (Saturday), and that he get the decisive rQlmg of the meeting on the illegality of Liro. fessional pacing in an amateur race.
I RADNOR COUNTY COUNCIL. The quarterly meeting of the Radnorshire County Council was held yesterday at the Pum" House, 1,landrindod, Councillor T. E. Duggar (vice chairman) presiding. A letter (addressed t< the clerk) was read from Lord Grtnatb«rMMt stating that under jiresent circumstances it Wat impossible for him to retain the chairmanship oF quarter sessions and the County Council, aof announcing his resignation.—Councillor Pearj ) Lloyd moved that Lord Ormathwaite be asked tc reconsider bis decision, aud that his letter be referred to the next meeting of the Councll.-Dr. j Harding seconded.—Carried.—After a long I discussion, much involved, the Council, V) 14 votes to 13, resolved to discontinue the sub- ssdies to the scheduled roads of the county.— The spec:a! Asylum Committee reported that terms of partnership between Breconshire and Radnorshire, for establshing a joint asylum, had been formulated and accepted by both com- | mittee=, conditional upon a satisfactory site being j found. The committee agreed to invite Brecon- shire to a conference upcu the matwr.-Ti)c- renort was accepted without diictissioti.-Di(i Council granbed. the application of the chief constable for the appointment of a pohoe sergea" t at Bleddfa, and an additional police constable at Rhayader.—Mi E. Stooke, of Hereford, was appointed valuer under the Finance Act, 1884. —————————————
1.55—The CURFEW HANDICAP of £ 200 the second receives SK) out of the plate. One mile. Mr W. G. Stevens's Margaret of Branksome, 3y 8st 31b M. Cannon 1 Mr C. Hibberl's Last Toast, 4y 7st 101b n. Chaloner 2 Baron rie Hirsch's St. Joiiann, 3v 7st 61b ..Madden 3 Mr R. Crest's Mowbi-av, 4y 8st 61h Fagtn 0 Mr W. W. Fulton's Lady Lucy II., 4y 8st "AHsopp 0 Mr A. Cristo's Hobnob, iy 6st lOlb Grimshaw 0 Winner trained by owner. Betting—5 to 4 agst Margaret of Branksome, 3 to 1 agst St. Johann, 9 to 2 ngst Mowbray, 5 to 1 agst Last Toast, 10 to I agst Lady Lucy LI., a6nd 100 to 6 agst Hobnob. Last Toast was followed by St. Johann for a short distance, when Lady Lucy It. took up the running from Last. Toast, Hobnob, and Margaret of Brank- some, with St. Johann last, aud so they ran to the distance, when Last T^astand Margaret of Branksome drew out, the last-named winning by a length and a half tbree-par-s of a length divided second and third. Mowbray wax fourth, and Hobnob last. 2.2j—A SELLING NURSERY HANDICAP of £103; the winner to be soid for £50. Five furlongs. Mr C. Hibberl's Parley, 8st 61b Cartledge 1 Mv Lukie's Cloon, 8sfc 21b CIIlder 2 Mr Ellis's f by Higtdand Chief- Nor th umbria., 8st (¡lù, T. Loates 3 Mr Card's Satisfaction, 8st 131b F. Pratt 0 Baron de Hirsch's Miss Muffet, 8at Bib Madden 0 M r ltoado's Theephila, 8st 71b Bradford 0 Mr Scruby's Eithani Chicken, 8st 61b E. Hunt 0 Mr Hwfa William, Sceutless, 8,4 51b .Allsopp 0 Mr Bateman's Charlie Brown, 8st 51b Fagan 0 Mr B'iivilla's St. BUin. 84 lib B.toty 0 Mr C. J. Merry's Krambling, Sst lib H. Ciialouer 0 Mr Lane's Bart.-minster, 7st 8Jh H, Lane C Capt. Kdwards's R.M.D., 7*t Ub Grimshaw 0 Mr Bell's Man ton Belle, 7st 7lb .Gilson 0 Winner trained by W. Nis'itingail, Epsom. Betting—2 to 1 agit Miss MnSet, 5 to 1 agst North. nmbria tilly, 8 to 1 agst Parley, 10 to 1 each agst Scen;i"BS iid Brambling, 100' to 8 ag-fc Eiiham Chicken, 100 to 7 agst Charlie Brown, and 20 to 1 a.t I others. Miss Mullet in the cent.re was attended by Cloon, Nortiiumbria filly, and Satisfaction, with Scentless aDd Pariey next, and Theophila mvt prominent of the others to Use distance, wliere Miss Muffet was beaten, and Cloon took up the running, b;lt, failed to resist the challenge of Pariey. who won by three-parts of a length; two lengths dividing second jand third. Satisfaction wal fourth. Miss Muffet- fifth, Scentless sixth, and Sv, BJ, in last. The winner was bough t, in lor 155gs Brambling was sold to Mr W. Newtod for BOgs, and Northunibria filly to Mr T. Stevens for 25g- 2.55—'(lie MERRY WIVES NURSERY HANDICAP of B100. for two yrar olds winners extra. Five furlongs. Mr Creswell's Lady Charity, 7st 101b Maguire 1 Capt. Homfray's Stnlker, 7st 41b Allsopp 2 Mr L. Pilkington's Monega, 7st WIlt. Wall 3 Mr S. Smith's Hasty Boy, 8st 111b Bradford 0 MrM&ysey's Spick and Span, 8.t 31b S. Loates 0 Mr J. Gubbins's Palace Gate, 8st 21b (ca.r. Bst 51b) M. Cannon 0 'Mr .T,nnr(on'¡¡ 1..104 or thp. Que -ns,7.st lllbMuddi;n;in C Mr i\ l,ynlt;kw?ia c by Wild Monk—Dutch Girl,7stlllb T. Loates 0 Mr A. Knowles's Senarupa, 7st 5!b liddeii 0 Winner trained ny Prwnev, Grateley. 3.25—The OCTOBKR HANDICAP of £ 00 thesscoml re('e;ve S10. One mie five futlong?. Mr E. B,mner's Merrywise, 5y 7st 101b Madden 1 Mr G. i>awson's S^nderling, 4y 9st J. Wa.ts 2 1 St.. Mark, 4y 7?t Al' 1 3 Mr Y. R. Graham's Ferndale, 4y 3st 91b .Allsopp 6' Mr W. R. Mf.rsh?U'.s Wharf, <v 8st 41b While 0 Calder 0 Mr C. Hibbcrt's Ivor, 4y 7st 10lb H. Chaloncr 0 Mr A. Cohen's Vic, 3y est 101b Grimshaw 0 ??iuncr trained by SherrarJ, Royston. Latest Arrivals. Margaret of Brasilfsome, Stockham, Hampton Maxe, Last Toast, Ivor, Spic and Spar), The AUatian, Acre- field, and Stalker.
Mr V. A. THOMAS proposed the health of Colonel Hozier, who, in responding, stated be had that morning visited both Penarth and Lavernock, and out of the two sites recommended by the different bodies interested, he could do no other than recommend his committee to erect a station on Lavernock Point, but taking into consideration the fact that as some future time Lavernock may not fully meet the requirements of the Dock Company and others connected with the shipping trade, his recommendation would be for the erection of such station temporarily and experimentally. He asked for au expression of opmion from those present who would be better acquainted with the local requirements. Mr T. TURNBULL said that a very strong reeling was entertained by the Cardiff owners with regard to this question, aud to such an extent was the quest-ion felt that at the last meeting of the association, of which he had the honour to be chairman, a resolution was parsed in favour of the proposed station being erected at Lavernock. and a letter to this eStrct was for- warded to Lloyd's. He strongly urged that the station should be placed on that point without delay. Mr E. IIANDCOCK, although a shareholder in the Penarth Pier Company, thought the best site had been selected by Col. Hozier in the interest of shipping generally. He called attention to the inutility of Lundy for signalling purposes. Vessels mostly passed close to Hartlnnd Point so as to escape the flow cf the tide, and it was hera it w-uld be of most service. Mr J. BOVEY made a suggestion with regard to having a second station on Sully, also with regard to the Exchange and Office Company taking Lloyd's telegraphic service showing the casualties around the coast, which could be ob- tained at the small C0st, of about £ ^0 per annum, and would lw of great value to the members of the Cardiff Exchange. Mr W. J. TKOCNCK informed those present that the Corpora ion were in a position to state definitely that tha War Office Department had decided to lav a cable between Cardill and Lavernock and the Holms and Bresn Down, and thought it would facilitate the business in hand and at the same time tend to reduce the expenses if Lloyd's Committee could make some arrangement with the War Office authorities. Mi JOHN GUNN proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman, and at the same time called atten- tion to the great appreciation in which he was held by the commercial world at Cardiff. He also pointed out how n-ce,sary it was that gentlemen holding high official positions should be at ail tinies brought into closer touch with sucii centres as Cardiff. By so doing they would be enabled to v ew for themselves the importance of their requirements, puttinsr it metaphorically, it had the ffect of cutting off a piece, of red tape every visit, which meant a great thing now-a- day: Mr D. A. THOMAS, in returning thanks for the toast, said the object of the visit of Col. Hozier j to Cardiff more directly concerned the ship- owners than the Chamber of Commerce as a body, but he, as president of the Chamber, was at ail time only loo happy to extend to the shipowners who were members of the Chamber any assistance it was in h'« power to render. Colonel Hosier then left by the 115 train for Glouce-ter. where he has sonie important business connected with that city.