Local Appeal Case. I Interesting to Shipowners. 1 To-day the Court of Appeal, consisting ot the Master of the Rolls and Lords Justices Smith and Rigby, gave judgment in the appeal of the plaintiffs in the actions of the General Insurance Company, Limited, and the Leo Steamship Company, to recover large sums of money under policies of marine insurance on the steamship Inchulva, of London, and the steamship Leo, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, both of which vessels had become total losses. The Ship, owners' Syndicate, consisting of 30 shipowners of London, Cardiff, Newport, and other ports had insured ships to the extent of six and a half millions sterling, but up to the beginning of the present year they had sustained heavy losses, and some of the members of the syndicate bad become insolvent. Mr Justice Mathew, who tried both actions, held that the solvent members were not liable to pay the sums underwritten by the insolvent members of the syndicate. The Master of the Rolls now upheld this view, stating that the members of the syndicate were only liable to the extent ot the sums they bad underwritten, and that there was nothing to alter the Insurance law in the special clause contained in both the policies, or to render the members of the syndicate severally and jointly liable. The other members of the Court concurred, and the appeal was dismissed with costs.
TYLORSTOWN DISASTER. I The Mayor of Newport's Fund. His Worship the Mayor of Newport (Mr J. R. Richards) has closed the fund opened by him in aid of the relief of the sufferers by the above disaster, and has paid 100 guineas (actually B106 9g 9d) to the fund at Tylorstown. He has received acknowledgment, signed by Messrs J. E. Jones and W. Davis, treasurers to the Tylors. town Local Fund, to that effect.
A RECENT DISASTER AT SEA, Defective Machinery. SHANGHAI, Monday. The naval court ap. pointed to inquire into the recent collision off the Woosung between the steamers Neuchwanjit and the On-Wo, which resulted in the loss of 200 lives, exonerated the On-Wo, and finds the Neuchwang was entirely to blame.-Reater.
A BARRY SHEBEEN. Thomas Smith a blacksmith, for shebeening at 22, Bolmes-street, Cadoxton, Barry, was ordered by the Barry magistrates to pay a fine of jB20 and costs, or in default one month's imprisonment with hard labour. P.O. Williams proved the charge against the defendant, who had been previously convicted of a Eiiihilar offetieg,
OFFICERS AT LOGGERHEADS. Stone in a Ship's Oabin at Newport. Frederick Wilson Roe, who was third engineer on board the gs. Tuskar, totd the magistrates at the Newport Borough Police Court, to-day, that owing to the condition of William Dodsoa, the 2nd engineer, he had to get np steam on Thursday night. On the following morning he went to Dodion's cabin to report the matter, when Dodson sprung at him" hke a tiger, and knocked hitn down, bruising his eye, cutting his lift and loosening bis teeth. Dodson admitted the assault, expressed his sorrow, but stated that he was provoked by Roe. Defendant was fined 40s. The boat sailed an Saturday, so that both men lost their berths in consequence of the affray.
I Cardiff and the Prince. j I WHERE SHALL THE "FREE- DOM" BE GIVEN P r DEPUTATION TO THE CORPORATION, Exhibition Finally Selected. A deputation representative of the Exhibition Executive Council waited upon the Cardiff Corporation at its montnly meeting to-day to offer the Exhibition Hall in which the freedom of the borough should be presented to R. R.K the. Prince of Wales; also suitable Ion. clicoi3 and retiring rooms for the Royal party and any other part of the of the exhibition buildings and grounds which the Corporation might require for the occasion. Lord Windsor (mayor of Cardiff) presided over the Corporation. Councillor S. A. Brain (vice- chairman of the Executive Council) introduced the deputation i and Mr E. W. M. Corbett, Mr D. T. Alexander, ond J. H. Hallett acted as spokes. men. At a subsequent stage the matter was discussed by the Town Council, and after a speech by the Mayor, who supported the proposal of the deputation it was unanimously agreed, on the motion of the Deputy Mayor, seconded by Councillor Trounce, to accept the offer of the Executive Council of the Exhibition to present the freedom to his Royal Highness at the Exhibition Hall. It was further resolved that the details should be left to a committee consisting of the senior member for each ward. together with the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Alderman Rees, Alderman Jacobs, and Alderman Carey, who shall consult with the Executive Council of the Exhibition.
I The Transvaal. I THE GOLD OUTPUT. JOHANNESBURG, Monday.—-The gold output of Witwatersrand for the month of April amounted to 143,195 onnoee, compared with 147,015 in the preceding month, and 186,323 in April, 1895. This month's figures are exclusive of the year's returns of the following companies—Iianglaagte Estate, Langlaagte Block, L ncaster, Rand foutein, Princess, United, Main,Van Ryn Meyer, and Charlton. —Renter.
r SALVATION ARMY, I Saved by Amerioans, The Central News correspondent at Newcastle says :-General Booth, in an interview to-day at Newcastle, stated that things were looking up splendidly in America. Out of 2,000 officers they had only lost 50 and 500 members up to the present time, and they were returning daily. He looked upon it as a magnificent triumph. The Salvation Army bad been saved by the Amerioaa people, who gtood firtia to the organisation.
I ACCIDENT TO A CYCLIST. Over a Parapet Into a Boat. I At Norwioh yesterday a cyclist, who was riding down an ittclne with his feet on the rests, ran against the parpet of a bridge at the bottom of a hill, and the machine and rider, bounding over, fell into a boat moored in the river, 20 feet beneath. The thwarts of the boab were broken, and the bicyclist rebounded into the ri vep, whence he was rescued. He was so terribiy injured in the b-k. however, by the fall that no hopes are entertained of his recovery.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM.) 1 afoot stolgANGN, LASWON, OPKNINO, 11.20A.M. —Very moderate business doing in the Stock Markets, and the attention of dealers is directed to the carrying over of Mining Shares but the general fortnightly settlemen twill not begin, until to-morrow. Consols dull for money but shade better for account. Rupee Paper easier. Foreign Bonds show firmness at slight advance, Italian being especially strong Chinese Scrip quoted at 2% premium Imperial Ottoman Bank Stares better; Spanish Bonds flat at substantial fall on polittl relations between Spain and the United States. Home Rail ways dull. at a slight decline in several insbances. Amflrrcan Railways also flat and mostly lower on the critical situation of politioal affairs between Spain and the United States. Grand Trunk Railway Stocks steady; the weekly traffic shows a total increase on balance of 21,932. South African Mines rule firm in tone; Con- sohdated Gold Fields and Chartereds better. NOON.-Conaois better for money, but easier for acoount. Foreign Bonds quiet—Uruguay flab and lower. Home Railways firm and mostly higher on some few purchases on fine weather. American Railways weak and mostly lower on further sales. Grand Trunk Stocks weak and lower in sympathy with American lines; Nitrate Railways weak, and many shares quiet, continuation rates being about the same as on last occasion. 1.5 T.M.—Money in fair demand at to per cent, for short leans. Discounts quiet'at per oent. for best three months' bills. Buenos Ayres Gold Premium declined to 207% per cent. Paris and Berhn Bourses firm Vienna quiet. Railway weekly tratties -.Brighton, JB454 in- crease Lombardo-Venetian, 854 florins increase. Suez Canal traffic receipts yesterday, 450,000fcs. 1.10 Consols weak and lower 011 reahsa- tions. Spian and Uruguay Bonds firm and higher. Home Railways firm at occasional slight advance on fine weather. American Railways show rather better tendency at occasional rally. South African Mines weaker; Consolidated Goldfields especially flat. Australian Mines continue firm in tone. Bombay Exchanges, Is Hid; Calcutta, Is 1 31-30d Hong Kong,2s 2%d.
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I TO-DAY'S MARKETS. CORN. GLASGOW, Monday.—Foreign oats in the Glasgow Market to-day were the turn dearer, but barley and beans remained steady. MaIZe was again a trifle firmer-Cluot.ation. 8s 10%d to Per 2801ba. There is a fair consumptive demand for inaize. Market steady for wheat and flonr. CATTLE. LONDON IMonda -The beast tmde opened with an entire absence of life, and throughout the day was very dull, rates ruling in favemrof buyers primest Scotch, 4s 2d to 4s 4d per SIÙB. British arriva.Is-170 Scotch, 130 Irish, 880 Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex, 120 Midland, Home, and Western Counties. Supply of sheep and lambs exceeded the demand trade for former slower at 2d per Sibs declIne for heavy breeds, while choicest qualities made last week's rates with difficulty. Best lambs sold readily seconds turn lower. Calves rother lower. Béef, 2s 4d to 4s 4d mutton, 3s 4d to 5s 2d j-to 5s 6d pork, 2s to 3s 6d lamb, 5s iOd 073 4d per 8ibs. Total Supply of beasts, 1,310; sheep and lambs, 12,790; calves, 45 pigs, 15. „, 5?26; sheep. 4,561. LIVERPOOL, Monday. -Bemts, U6 sheep, 4,561. Best beasts, 6d seconds, 5%d thirds, 4%d. 561 Scotch sheep, 7%d to 6%d; other 8ort., 7V* to 5^. A decrease of 51 beasts, and increase of 5 5%. Fair demand for all classes at about late rates. Sl.TiiK GLASGOW, Monday.-Good demand and prices fully l%d per cwt dearer than thoseof Saturday. Tbe o^cial repots states :—Market firm, and active good business done at l%d advance. PROVISIONS. LONDON, Monda.y.-Battèr continues (juill-Darish, Kiel, and Swedish, 80s to 92s > Ftiesland, 74s to 84s French, 70s to 94s; Australian, 80s to 90s New Zealand, 60s to 88s. Bacon continues in good reque.st- firm. lawd inac k- Danish 44a t 5 6 .q. Irish, 50s to 61s Danish, 44s to 55s. Hams remain firm. Lard inactive. Cheese etor-American, Ws to 50s. FISH. GRIMSBY, Monday—Thirty teamers and some 35 smacks arrived with a good supply; strong demand, Soles, Is Id to Is 2d; tnrbot. 3d to lod; brilb, 6d lobsters. Is 5d; swmon, Is M grilse, 1s per Ib: I Idl:6. & to 58; lemon qole 6., to 78; ls Per lb; VI. halibut, 5s to 69 dead, 49 to 53 per s^one live ling, 4s dead, 2s live cod, 3s1 to 5s; dead, 2s 6d each; live codlings, 10s; dead, Is kit haddocks, 4s to 6s box. DBAD MKAT. LONDON, Monday. Only moderate supplies, but trade very slow. English beefi-osi 6d to 3s 8d Scotch sides, 3s 6d to 3s 8d shorts, a,J3S1 10d to 48 2d British mutton, 4s to 4s 8d exceptionally small, 5s foreign, 3s to 4s lamb, 5s 4d to 6s 4d vea.I, 3s to 4ii 6d small pork, 3s 2d to 3s 6d large, & 8d to 3s Der g?g .S& CORK,Monday.— Primest,80s prime, 68s. OrdiOal'J-¡' Brsts.80.? cond,68s; 1 birds, 61s fourths,60s. Eega— seconds, 66.; thirds, 58s. Jr cure<l—choice, 703- Supernne.73a; fine mild, J?' ?'M. Ms. Choice boxes, 74s. In market—166 Hr'nM, 135 m,? 55 boxes. POTATOES. LONDON, Monday.-Good supplies and tradedow all round at the following pricesNew potatoes- Jersey, 13s to 168 Guernsey, 13s to 16s Maltas, 9s to 12s Lisbon, 7s to 8s PeJcw6,"1? Potatoes—Dun- bar maincrops, 70s to 80.S J Tu.unbar bruce, 65s to 7,% English maincrops, 459 to 658 imperators, 30s to &0s; magnums, 30s to 40s per ton. HOPS. LONDON, Monday,—There is no great amount of business doing in hops. Fine quality is somewhat more tlrmly held, but low hops can be bought at almost any price. I Continental &nd American markets $61most any ThebutkofthetaciacCoMt hops that was pressing severely upon this market has for the most part been taken up by consumers and speculators. METALS. LONDON, Monday.—Copper fdlm good business JE48 8s 9d cash B45 158 three mouths. Tin arm fair business; £ 59 12s 6d cash; 6£160 3s 9d three months. Spelter, S16 15s. to S16 17s 6(1- Spanish lead, Ell Is 3d to Sll 2s 6d Enjdisb do-, SU Sk Scotch pig iron, 45s 8%d cash hematite, 47s, WOOL. BRADFORD, Monday.-Quietness still characterises this market, and prices generally are weak, with the exception of cross-breds, in which some business is being transacted. Mohair is a little easier, and Alpaca remains steadi. In the yarn trade export business is almost at a standstill, but most spinners are still fairly employed. In the piece trade there is considerable activity, but the AMQdMa 401pall In stiU aWfek
I ToO-VA V'S. CRICKET. I fHE AUSTRALIAN ORICKEtERS.,1 J Opening of the Ninth Tour. I I Visit of the Prince of Wales. I I AUSTRALIAN Xlv. LORD SHEFFIELD'S XI. To-day at Sheffield Park. Sussex, the ninth tour of Australian cricketers opened. All the opening matches since 1884 except that in 1888. when the fixture was played at Norbury. have been played at Lord Sheffield's seat. In 1884 the English eleven were beaten by an innings and six runs, thanks to a splendid 94 by Aleo Bannerman and the bowling of Giffen and Palmer, who were unchanged throughout the two innings. In 1886 Scott's team suffered defeat by eight wickets. Scoring ruled very slow, and UlyeM, Barnes, and T. W. Garrett all bowled with deadly effect, No fault could be found with tbe Colonials' opening performance in 1890, bat their victory by an innings and 34 runs, obtained over one of the strongest sides England could produce, was assisted by a good deal of luck, for rain prevented play on the second day after the Australians had batted, and on the third day the wicket was so treacherous that the English eleven were dismissed by Turner and Ferris for 27. of which W. G. Grace scored 20. In 1893 matters were made level by Lord Sheffield's XL winning by eight wiekets, as although there was some pretty level scoring on the part of the Australians Grace, Shrewsbury, and Gunn put their efforts in the shade. The present game can therefore be called the rubber," and is naturally attracting considerable attention. As usual the Park was open free to the public, and magnificent weather prevailing, there was an immense crowd present. It was not known until the last minute who were to be left out from the Aus- tralian team, but it was known that Graham, who has been ill since he arrived in England,* would not play. AU the players selected by Lord iSheffield had signified their readiness to appear, and the side was --W. G. Grace (Gloucestershire) (captain), F. S. Jackson (York. shire), K. S. Ranjitsinhji and C. B. Fry (Sussex), with Shrewsbury and Gunn (Notts), Davidson (Derbyshire), Lilley (Warwickshire), Alec Hearne (Kent), Pougher (Leicestershire), and Mold (Lancashire). For reference a list of the Australians will be useful. They are :— *G. H. S. Trott (Victoria) (capt.), Ji Darling (South Australia), H. Donnan (New South Wales), C. J. Eady (Tasmania), *H. Graham (Victoria), *G. Giffen (South Australia), S. E. Gregory (New South Wales), C. Hill (South Australia), F. A. Iredale (New South Wales), A. E. Johns (Victoria), E. Jones (South Australia). J. J. Kelly (New South Wales), T. B. McKibbin (New South Wales), and £ L Trumble (Victoria), "Have previously visited England. The Australians, who are making Brighton their headquarters, journeyed over by train. The special trains from London and Brigh- ton were crowded, and the beautiful ground presented a splendid appearance. Great preparations nad been made for the reception of the Prince of Wales, who arrived in a special train from Victoria about half-past 11. He was received at Sheffield Park Station by Lord Sheffield, Lord Harris, and a guard of honour of the 1st Sussex Engineers. The line of route from the station to the Park was tastefully marked out by flags and flowers, and the Prince was enthusiastically received. Finally the Australian Committee left out Trumble and Johns, and, as announced before,Graham. The Australians won the toss. After W. G. Grace and H. Trott, the captains, had been presented to the Prince, the game began at 10 minutes past 12 on what looked a beautiful wicket. Donnan and Darling opened the Australian batting to the bowling of Mold aud Pougher. Buns came at a pretty good pace Darling making some fine drives. Donnan, who started cautiously, gave a hard chance at the wicket off Mold when he had scored six. Darling continued to make a large majority of the runs, and as no parting could be effected Jackson displaced Pougher at 34, and Davidson superseded Mold at 48. At the end of an hour's play the score reached 48, Donnan still adopting very cautious methods. Darling continued to play tine cricket, and the batsmen main- tained the upper hand. Grace and Mold went on, but try as they would the Englishmen could not effect a separation before lunch. AUSTRALIANS.—1st Inniogs. J. Darling, DOt out 65 H. Donn&n, not out 24 Extras .?? ￼ 1 I Total. SO I Somersetshire v. Yorkshire. I TAUNTON, Monday. Fresh from their record scoring match against Warwickshire at Birmingham, Yorkshire journeyed West and commenced their first fixture against Somersetshire at Taunton to-day. Jackson playing at Sheffield Park and Denton injured were displaced in the visiting side by Mounsey and Raigii, while from the Somerset Eleven that defeated Gloucestershire at Bristol on Saturday Stanley stood out and Gamlin was included. Woods won the toss, and at five minutes past, noon sent in Palairet and Smith to face the bowling of Hirst and Peel. The weather was delightful but the company mall. Smith was bowled at 18 and Fowler, who followed, was missed in the slips before he had scored. This letting off of Fowler proved expansive for the Yorktfhiremen, for both he and Palairet subsequently hit out splendidly. Haigh displaced Peel at 30, and later WillDwriht went on but without effect. The 50 went up in three-quarters of an hour, and from thence the score continued to rise rapidly The 100 appeared as a result of 80 minutes' play, and it was not until 113 that Fowler, having assisted in adding 95, was caught at third man. Robson joined Palairet, and at luncheon the total was 133. SOMERSBT.—1st Innings. fl. C. H. Palairet, net out JS Douglas Smith, b Hirst. 10 Fowler, a Haigii. b Hirst 47 RobBon. not out, 25 Extras 4 T(¡tal 17J I Surrey v. Essex. I KENSINGTON OVAL, Monday.—Essex won the toss against Sutrey at the Oval to-day, but made a dis. astrous slart, three wickets falling to Richardson and Lockwood for 10 runs. Two went down in three overs. McGahey and Littleb^les took the score to 46, bat the latter was badly missed at: third man. He was bowled by a yorker, and at 54 McGahey was caught by the wicket keeper. With five wickets down Russell joined Owen, and a I stout resistance was offered to the bowling, Russell at first making a majority of the runs. The score was 120 when Owen left, the partnership having added 66 runs. IISSM -let Innings. Kortrigbt. b Lock wood t ;t:, c Braund, b Richardson 5 P. Perrin. b Ricb'rdson 1 C. McG&bey, c Wood, b Loakwood 31 C. Littlehales, b Richardson 15 H. G. Oweu, c Wood, b Hayward 30 Russell. b Uayvmrd 35 J. F. Bawtree, not out 4 Extras 4 Totfti 125 I Marylebone Club v. Lancashire, I LORD'S, Monday.—This annual match was com- menced to-day at Lord's. The M.C.C. had a strong side, which included Albert Trott, the Australian, while Lancashire, in the absence of Mold, who was playing against the Australians at Sheffield Park, are giving a trial to a fast ngbt-banded bowler named 5-anson The weather was delightfully fine, and there was a fair attendance of spectators when at fire minutes past 12 the Marylebone Club, who won the toss, commenced batting with Stoddart and De Trafford. The bowling was shared by Brigss and Janson, and runs came steadily. After making six De Trafford gave a sharp retnrn to Janson, who only got one hand to the balL Afterwards both men played capital cricket, and though Cottell and Hal. lam went on runs came at a fast rate. The fifty went II up in 35 minutes and the fiundred in an hour. ( At 103 Stod,lart was bowled for a dashing 46. Nine runs later Trafford was caught at mid-on for a I vigorously played 60, which occupied 75 minutes. By quiet cricket Chatterton and Marchant added 33, when the former was thrown out by Briegs. At lunch MABYLEMNB.—l?t, InntOO. Stoddart, b JaDSon. 46 De Trafford, c Cuttell, b Janson J 60 Chattcir?.on, run out „U.' V 15 3tare",?t, n(A out TIHI! 50 St-orer.bJttnson .?.?IJ???.????.?'??? Harman. b Janson ..I. 1 Wrieht°lbw. ?'B?ss ..??????J*?*?? § T?tgt. b Ja-son .I!ll" 9 AtWwall. not out 1. 0 ExtMs ..TJT.T^ 6 Total .?.??.tn I Penarth v. Fairwater. f Played at Fairwater on Saturday, the visitors win- hing easily. Scores Fairwater—H. Watfon. 21 C. Clay, 14 A. Waldron, 2 C. H. Young, 0 R. Gosling, 0 F. W. Bennett, 0 J. E. Gladstone 8 B. Rickard.% 4 J. E. Williams, 0 Substitute, 8 E. David, 0; extras, 9 total, 66. Penarth-J. G. Llewellyn, 38 F. W. Morgan, 0 H. E. Morgan, 153 R. H. Johnson, 33; extras, 11 total (for two wickets), 235; CANTON WESLEYANSV. ROATTL -Played at Canton on Saturday. Canton Wtnleyaits—ll. Hain, 7; W. F. Ewer.9, 5 W. J'. Holloway, 0; G. Diamond (not out), 12 C. Hallett. 10 1). Crowe, 1 R. Stillman, 8 W. H. Ewens, 0 W. Matthew, 1; E. Thomas, 0; J. Amos, 13: extras, 8 total, 63. Roath—W. J. Whiston, 1 J. Jones, 0; P. Thomas, 2 O. Bielski, 0; G. Aitken, 2 F. Williams, 2 E. Hunt, 0; A. W. Tennock, 0; W. Thomas (not out), 0; A. Day, 0; E. Newton, 0: totaJ, 7. I INTERESTING ITEMS, I Playing on Saturday last at Canton, for Canton Wesleyans against Roath, C. Hallett secured five wickets for four runs, but even this feat was surpassed by W. Matthews, who captured five wickets at a cost of only three runs. The Roath total was seven, no fewer than seven of the batsmen failing to score. The Penarth C.C. opened the season in rare style on Saturday. A strong eleven travelled to Fairwater, and after dismissing the home batsmen for 66—of which H. Watson made 21-they scored 235 for the loss of two wickets. The principal contributor to the total was H. 13. Morgan, the captain, who has several times scored heavily for Glamorganshire. Going in first wicket down, he was not dismissed, and when stomps were drawn he had put on 153. If they have not particularly delighted their fol. lowers the Warwickshire crickoters have at least earned for themselves a notoriety during the first week of the season which in all probability will last for many a year to come. It is something to be associated with the making of a record score, even though that score be against one's side. The weakness of the Warwickshire attack on dry wickets has become a household word, aud it was never more forcibly demonstrated than during the last lialf-doten days. Altogether 1,249 runs have been scored against, them for the loss of only 20 wickets, and this, if duly figured out, gives an average of a shade over 62 rnns per wicket. Robert Abel, whose batting average for first-claes cricket this year stands at present at the exhilarating figure of 145, is one of the oldest members of the Surrey team as he is also the most trustworthy. He is Surrey born, and was christened at Rotherhithe late in 1859. His height is 5ft. 5in., his weight 10 stone, aud for f.,o light, and short a man he has a wonderful variety of strokes and can hit surprisingly hard. He Ea his first match for Surrey in 1881, but did not do very much until 1885, when be came to the front with a bound, and except in Jubilee year has been weU up in the first-class batting averages ever since. The Surrey crowd call him the Guv"nor he is mar- ried and he has a great admiration for Shrewsbury, of wnom be is really a smaller edition.
is THE QUEEN A CATHOLIC ? 1 I A French Journal on the Question. I PARIS, Sunday.-Tlie Figaro this rooming pu lishes an article calculated to dispel the illusion of those French Catholic priests who in variodt parish pulpits have declared that the <^aeen of GuglAnd is a Hoinan Qatholio all heart. fact therefore goes to France or Italy every yew Easter. The Figaro points out that her Majesty's evident sympathy for many leading Catbolios is merely the result of the broadness of her views in1 religions matters generally. She is opposed to everything sectarian, but her own personal item < are those of the Broad Uhurch parby.DoIrieL
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French Racing. I LONGCFLAMPS, SUNDAY. The following are the results of to-day's racing PRIX DB L'ECOLE MHJTAIRK.—Fricadelle, 1; Eper. non, 2 La Santorelle. PRIX DE I:ESPLAit-ng-Dorking, 1 Magnoac, 2 Sperella, 3. PRIX DARU.-Champaubert, 1; Olmutz, 2; Le Tetrarque, 3. PRIX DU PMNTEHPS.—Arlequin, 1; Lorenzo, 2; Allobroge, 3. PRIX DU POINT DU JOUB. Roitelet IL, 1; Rio Tinto, 2 Ameriea,3- PRIX DB VIROPLAT.-Proscrit, 1; Luron, 2: Bajazet n.,5.
SPORTING ITEMS. I We understand that F. Pratt has been retained II to ride Teufel in the Derby. Unless rain falls St. Frusquin will not contest the Newmarket Stakes on WedDeBday. ¡ Mr Dobell presented Madden with a century" j' for his share 10 the triumph of The Rush in the Chester Cup. For the ExuiDg Plate, at Newmarket, this week, Sauce Tartare, Cortegar, and Gold Wing have been very well tried, Victor Wild (says a London correspondent) was ¡' apparently backed by everybody, and the settling day will be one of gloom to some of the small fry amongst the bookmakers. Stanbnry, the Australian sculler, made his nrst appearance in a best boat on the Thames on Saturday. His style was generally approved. L. H. Gwynn, of Dublin University, has been asked to play for England against the Australians at the Crystal Palaoe, but as be is reading for a Fellowship examination he will be unable to accspfe the invitation. The Bush is Mr Dobell's sealed nomination for the Ascot Gold Cup, for which he will take a lot of beating, as he is a thorough stayer. We believe (says the Sporting Times) that £ 5,000 would buy bim, and the Cup is worth nearly £ 3,000. Victor Wild, the winner of the Jubilee Stakes, is next engaged in the Gold Cup at Ascot with 9st lib. Amongst the most prominent horses entered are Florizel II.,Calceolaive,Clorane (who will carry the same weight). Laodamia, Marco, Sir Visto, St. Frusquin, Gnlistan, Omninm II.. Portmarnock, and Kilsallaghan. On the big cheese we wrote (says Mr Corlett), "This cheese to be forwarded to Mr Dobell." It never got there. Mr Dobell," said Colonel Forrester, "you will win the Cup." "If I win the Cap, Colonel," said Mr Dobell, you sha.H have the cheese." Colonel Forrester never gets left, and he took the cheese away with him in the Duke of Westminster's carriage. The Chester Cup adorned Mr Dobell's dinner table the same night. It is wonderful by what chances good horses come to be bred. The late Mr Curtwright derived all his successes from The Bloomer, by Melbourne, I yet he bought her for dB15 from Tom Oliver, after she had failed to elicit a bid at the sale of that worthy's effects. She produced for Mr Cartwrigbt the" beautiful" Ely, as well as Princess of Wales, the dam of Albert Victor George Frederick, Louise Victoria, &c. It will be seen that on his dam's side Victor Wild takes in a strong dose ot Sweetmeat blood, for her sire, Remorse (who ran third to Galopiu and Claremont for the Derby) was by Macaroni out of Repentance, and her dam was by Plum Pud(iingson of Sweetmeat. Some there are who say Victor Wilde is not a good-looking horse (says "Vigilant" in the Sportsman), but that is only because he is of a sort they do not happen to fancy rather high in proportion to his length, and somewhat inclined to be narrow and lathv. In this he very much resembles his sire, Albert Victor, who was always a vastly lighter fleshed horse than George Frederick. George Frederick, it is true, won a Derby, while his brother, Albert Victor, could only make a dead-heat of if for second place in his year, hut I have alwnys regarded him as the better of the two, and certainly his conformation was such as to enable him to stand training' better. He was a good stayer, and at a later period of his career settled Sterling over two miles pretty readily. There was the greatest excitement wheo, in the Woe for the Jubilee Stakes, The Tup came into the straight straggling with Ktlcock, Missal, and Court Ball, while Victor Wild was going well on the outside, bnt it was evident neither Clorane nor Whittier would be able to get through and reach tbe leading division, the race being thus oarrovT -limits. Before the distance was reached The Top gave way, but no I sooner had Kilcock taken his place than Bradford called upon Victor Wild, who responded gamely, and opposite Tattersall's got his bead in front, and amidst a hurricane of cheering kept the advantage and won his second Jubilee by three- quarters of a length, while The Lombard, beaten a similar distance in a close finish, defeated The Tap, placed fourth, by a neck. Suchan enthusiastic ovation has rarely been accorded any winner in the past or present century as marked the triumphal progress of Victor Wild to the weigh- ing-room door, and when the all right ° sounded he was mobbed so enthusiastically that the lad who led him lost his cap. and the bridle nearly slipped off. Clorane, wbo was much hampered up the straight, ran a great horse, and as much sympathy was expressed for his plucky owner, Mr Basset, as congratulations were showered on Mr Worton, whose horse has actually per- formed a grander feat than that achieved by the public idol Bendigo in 1887.
Baron Hirsch's Will, I HOW VIENNA LOST A FORTURE, NAMES OF EXECUTORS, I The special correspondent of the Daily Chronicle, in a telegram dated Vienna, Sunday night, says:—Baron Hirsch's testameunpubliabed yesterday, was rather a surprise to those expecting goand bequests for existing or new charitable iastitutions. The Baron made his wife. Baroness Clara Hirsch, née Bischofsheim, his heir-in-general, presumably anticipating that she would, in bis spirit, make use of the immense fortune he left, and, in accord with his intentions, continue to administer the great charity work he had undertaken. There is no doubt that all those beneficent institutions created by. and dependent on, Baron Hirsch's munificence will be I conducted as hitherto by his heir exclusively. Should the Baroness for any reason not be able to take possession of the inheritance then the Jewish Colonisation Association in London shall beoome heir-in-general. There are bub three legacies in the testament —one of 1, 000, OOOf. for the Baron's adopted daughter, Sucienne Premelic Hirsch, a girl of eight years, whose mother was a friend of the late Baron's son, who died several years ago. By the other legacy Baron Hirsoh provides that of his shares in the Jewish Colonisation Association one-fourth is to be bequeathed to the Anglo-Jewish 'Colonisation Association; one- fourth to the Jewish community of Frankfort; one-fourth to the Conseil d'Administration de la Synagogue of Brussels, and one-fourth to the Berlin Jewish bomtnunity It is rather remarkableo in connection with the third legacy, that originally provision was made for 1,000,000f. in favour of the Vienna charitable institutions, but by a later codicil, dated Paris February 12, 1895, the Baron invalidated that provision, bequeathing the amount to the charitable institutions of Moravia. At the same time be provided that not the Vienna Court which was designated in the testa- ment, but the Court of Rruenn should carry through the legal formalities connected with the inheritance. To iudge by the date of this oodioil, the Baron's resolution was taken under tho im. pression produced by Herr Lueger's first election as mayor as proving the growth of the anti- Semitic movement at the Austrian capital. Jules Dietz, Avocat, Paris; Theodore Adler, banker, Dresden Raphael Von Bauer, Austrian Consul, Brussels; and E. Cashill, London, are nominated as the exocutnrs of the Baron's last will," each to get 100,000 francs a year for the work of settling the inheritance, which must be done not later than in five years. The late Baron expressed a desire that all his moveable and immoveable property should be sold. The testament is dated Vienna, Nov. 14tb, 1894.
SOUTH WALES SHOOTING I RANGES. WILL THEY SUIT THE NEW RiflES P "The question of the hour in Volunteer circles," writes "The Major," "is that of the pro- posed change in the rifles supplied to Volunteers, and the greatly increased carrying powers of the proposed new arm has necessitated a very careful inspection of all the Volunteer shooting ranges in the country. At the present time the arm used by Volunteers is, of course, the Martini-Henri rifle, which carries to a distance of 2,000 yards. If the proposal of the Government is carried into effect the arm to be used will be of such power that it will carry nearly twice that distance, and the result is that some of the shooting ranges now in use will have to be abandoned. A certain amount of doubt still exists as to the actual intentions of the War Office. Some days ago it was stated that in all probability the new arm would be a Martini- Enfield, that is to say, an adaptation of the Enfield barrel to the Martini action, bub the latest reports to hand point to the probability of the substitution of the present Martini- Henri by a 303 Lee Metford. One thing is certain, however, and it is that next year a more powerful weapon than the one now in use will be supplied, and to prepare for this the Government have, as stated above, ordered reports to be prepared of all the shooting ranges. The question naturally arises, how does this affect the principal shooting ranges in South Wales. The preparation of reports of all those in the immediate district of Cardiff has fallen upon Major English, Adjutant 3rd V.B. Welsh, and his assistant-adjutant, Captain Bannerman Phillips. There are in all eight ranges used by the 3rd V.B. Welsh, viz., at Grangetown, Treherberb, Mertbyr, Dowlais, Merthyr Vale, Mountain Ash, Aberdare, and Pentre. Daring the past few days these ranges have been carefully inspected, and reports have been prepared which will in due course be forwarded to the commanding officer of the Western District at Devonport. I am able to state that the result of these inspections has for the most part been satisfactory, that is to say, it has shown that on the majority of them the ground at the rear rises to such an elevation that there is no fear of bullets passing over the targets going on for any great distance and doing any damage. There is, however, one important exception, namely, the range at Grangetown, which is of course not ouly used by the shooting members of the Cardiff and Penarth Detachments of the 3rd V.B. Welsh, but also by the Glamorgan Artillery Volunteers stationed at Cardiff. I have good reason tor knowing that the report that has been pre- pared states that this range is not suited for the use of the powerful 303 Lee Metford, and that the opinion has been expressed that it will be dangerous to use it tbere. The reason for stating this is that the elevation at the rear of the targets is only 115ft., and that in a straight line behind the targets across this eleva- tion there are several houses. Besides this, the range is very close to the Pemwth-road and though no accident has oooureed in the pwst, it has ioog been felt that its proximity to such a busy highway as the main road between Penarth and Cardiff was enough in itself to condemn it. Of course those in authority will have to be guided to a great extent by these reports supplied from local centres, and consequently it appears more than hkely that the days of the Grangetown Range are numbered. Then comes a very important ques- tion—Where can a site for a new range be secured ? It will be impossible to find a spot that is so conveniently near the town as that at Grange- town. Those in the know declare that in all probability a new range will have to be made somewhere up the Rhymney line. Of the sites in that direction there are one or two excellent ones in the immediate neighbourhood of Llanbradaoh, and of these one of the most advantageous would appear to be that near the new colliery at the foot of Eglwysilian Mountain, but this is nearly ten miles from Cardiff
HIGH CONSTABLE OF MERTHYR. I I Ab Merthyr Police Court to-day-before Mr North, Mr C. H. James, Mr William Morgan. Colonel Cress well, and Mr Matthew Truran-Mr Thomas Jenkins, J.P., surrendered his state of office as high oonstable of Merthyr, or, technically speaking, Caerphilly Higher. Mr F. T. James being the first on the list of gentlemen nominated for thesuccession was chosen. He was absent, however, in London. The other gentlemen whose names were mentioned in the list were Mr Griffiths, Pencaemawr, and Mr R. P. Rees, Dowlais.
Tate for CTlassilicsttntu A yprd IN YOUR EAR Whatever you require in the way of WATCHES, CLOCKS, CHAINS, RINGS, KLECTBG GOODS and CUTLERY, STICKS, UMBRELIAS, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, GUNS, etfc. It will Pay Yon to go to SOL pHILLIPS. The Old Firm. Bstab. 1850. WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER, 43, CAROLINE-STREET, CARDIFF. A VISIT WILL PROVK IT THE BEST AND CHEAPEST SHOP IN CARDIFF. SEE WINDOWS* 275 Eyery Attfctycftm mifrod "SMKN&Rnnirjfor*«ln-« 1 œøa Eatt for dlasstfiotfnro. PNEUMATIC for Sale, nearly new, only ridden a — times; cost 14 guineas £5 10s. with accessories.—65, Liourt-road. Saltmead. 490 DMPERY,-Wanu-d immediately, smart Junior elst must be good salesman,—Apply Thomas Evans, IG,treet. Dowlas. *°'? ?* ??* ?OACHBUti?ER?I-Wa?tedrT?oachTaJuter?tM ￼ Cofrob Painter ?bourer.-ApplyW. LewM. Coo- Builder, 2, C?re-street. ?M HOSIEHY Business,with well fitted Hairdresstne Saloon Excellent position stock optional: low rent tobacconist Entity News, Cardiff. 266 1*7 ANTED, Young Man (17), Grocery Business, uled- v T solicit orders strictly honest, none others need &111>11.-40, Walker-road, Moors. 262 SPLENDID Mahogany Dining-table, 3 enra inserHontt? extraordinarily rich Drawinr-room SUIte, £12 lZi (-* £ 30): Walnut Sideboard, carved old oak Chst., Water. colour Drawiofs, Oil Paintings bargains, — Kdea, Curiosity Shop. Nte1fport 1168 W ANTED. NurM.HcuM-m&id. Dot under 18?; ?oot V\ character imdupent&tj?.—Mjs ADS. 17, CommefcM* street. Newport. 135e TXTONDEKHTTL Bargains in Furniture of every descrfp- tion, Oil Paintings, Water Colours, Ornaments, tc. The largest stock of Dining and Drawing-room Suites in Monatouthshire. Save 40 per cent. by coins to the old establishment. Some (rand qualitJ Stcond-kand Gjod* from a mansion in W301es in stook.-Edell, Old Curiositp Shop, Newport. lMe X7G Housekeeper, domesticated, needlewomal1 W references.—Housekeeper, 136, Castle-road, Ro&tii. COMFORTABIÆ Unfurnished Rooms (re-decorated IIio VV Let to respectable couple without children, or toa 1a.dies.-13, Wyadjbam-road, Van ton. 11t CABHAGE. Cabbage.-20.000 fit to cut.—Apply Th« Davies, Wedal Flinn, near New Cemetery, Cardiff. A General Servant wantad, experienced and good charts teL-Apply Ml's Lyons, 205. Castle-road. 285 BOOT Trade.—Vacancy tor Youth witb experience.— Apply Manager. Osh and Co.. Bnt-e-gtreet. 281 rpo Capwns of Ship* and Others.—For Sale, a CbiUU J- Caul, in perfect condition. —Address B 286, Kcho Oce, AFittnished Room to Let, or Lodgings for two respect* able working men.—Apply 6, Thesiger-street lot Oeorge-ttreet), Cafhays, Cardiff. 215 Wf ANTED, a Girl for Housework in ihe mornings. 1" Apply 66, W oodville-road. all WANTED by respectable person. Daily Work, MoodM 'T Tuesday, Wdnesd!\7, or Thursd)?: reference* ? M<tmred.—Apnty t? Cathays-terrace. 64 F Terrier, superior bred, evenly marked, 10 months, J- splendid house dot. 1.2 2s.-Applp, after t, 16. Dumfries-place, Cardiff. 259 T?RESSMA.KER wanted*?tonce.—Edwards. DrMer. N ?-? and 37. Salisbury-road, Cathaya. Carddr. W 'r?RESSMAXINC?WMted. an Improver and Appren^ ?-? Mi88 Iaaae, &2. Alfred.S1.ree Ronh P&rb T TNFCRNISREb.—To Let, Two orThreë-commõdi. ?' Roams pte?sant aspect, and e,ery convenience.—& Fitthamon-embankment. 2S4 5_- -2,JThn-&tcet,-MÔderate rent, Wie back garden: fa. mediate possession. -Applv Fieldinsr's. Limited, Hayes, UardiS, or 77. CMrtoc-streeL M3 49. Sappbire-.strefo., in Cood repair: immediate tenancy; T: low rent.-Apply 77. Clifton-street, Cardiff. SSI UKFURNISED Apartments.—Two or three Rooms to <U Let, 77, Windsor-road, Penarth. 2bO WANTED, a Boy as Billiard Marker, Salisbury Clah, T v Penarth.—Apply, after 7, to 77. Wiudsor-rd. Penarth. FOR Sale. Freehold Cottage, with seven acres good land: J- light soil, well sheltered, splendid wuter station < miles. Small, S6mi-drtacbed Freehold Cottage nearly j acre good garden pleasant, healthy location, Cood ..tel' station near i,135 Five Leasehold C?tttee? well let, only £3Šar Fi.th Evacs. 'ri:Jelkr Port. i29e SALE. 24-inch Lawn Mower Singer" Sewing Machine t ? Brass Bed&teads. with dr?ctn? R?U Lamp. PMfI glasses.—5, Motnt-tefrttce. 257 f yNFUliNISHKl) Rooma. two or three. Md usêõi +J kischen to let, in superior locality ms moderate. —Apply 19, Sengfaennydd-poad. 2S5 p?XPERIEK CED Master gives two I?Mna week. JL? Pianoforte. AmehCM) Organ, Viotin. Theory papih prepared fOteMCtinations: &8M mont?y.—T2'!S.Echo. Cardiff. 248 SALE, Villas: Wellfield and Claude-road small ones, Inverness-place. Araut: fOod iUgelltment.- Apply Geo. Roberts, 118, Claude-road. 241 WANTED immediately, a strong, respectable Gin. T T Ii, to assist another in housework.—Mrs Pugh, 14C Castle-road, Cardiff. 227 I^OR Sale, Chestnut Mare, 14 hands a b?n?Mn J- no furtheruse price S12 12s.-Apply. ltetwD 12 ?o< 1. 13, Corporation-road. 239 LADIES', Gentlemen's, Children's Left-off Clothing JU Bought.—Mrs Rich, 67, Castle-road, Cardiff. Good prices orders punctually attended to. Furniture bought. ROATH.—A large Workshop and St?Minc ? be sold.— JLt< Apply 54, Amm-street, Roath. 228 LLANISHJKN-streec. Heath t.Mate, C&th?ye.—Hoase to JLt Let: hot w?t?r aud KM throughout: papered.-Lal;tq and Co., S, Working-street, Cardiff. 231 FITZHAMON Embkment,í'ersidë.-Bot.rd And Lodvnes for two young men comfortable bome, m piano: terms .5.-W. 245, Kcho Office. Cardiff. 245 WANTED, ? General Servant in MMm family must have good character.—Apply 51" from 6 to 8 p.m. 237 FOR Sale.—To Investors.—Four weU.buíl¡:8even-rÏne4 Houses, b. and 0. bath, &c.. situated in Bldon-road: price £Z10 eacb.-Write V- 238, Echo OSce. CardUf. 238 17*OR Sale, very fast roan Pony, IS hands, 6 years old.— JL Jeaks, Butcher. Shakespeare-street. 244 ALL Paving Cutters are requested to keep away from A the neighbourhood of Aberdare Junction ? dispute pending 133e yy ANTED, a reapeotoble Girl.—Apply 28, Llattfair-road. T V 2 M A useful Bay Horse. 15.2 price C3: good worker in tajt J. harness.—Apply 31. Arabella-street, Roath. 219 C-OMFORTARLE Apartments to Let, euit two youn? centlemen: cl05e to buses terms mod_te.- H 8tmthn.ïrn-stnet, Ca.stlrO&d. 224 BARGAIN, Pony, three, cob; w&rrtnted qaiet ?N worker price from £ 5 &Iso Basineml Trap.-Ap0f7 23, Leek with-road. Canton, Cardift. 256 A Cle&n, respectable Girl required, able to wash.—ApptJ A eS.M'inny?treet.Cftthtys. 2W TWO or Three Unfumisaxd Roos to Let: hot &D4 A- cold batb no chUdren: object, compu,Appl, !tL Moy-coad, Roath Park. 232 GROCERY and Provisions.—Sharp Junior wanted imme- diateiy.-America.n and Continental Stores,Barry Dock. HOUSE to L<t in Comw'ttt?otd: &hto onsei-Al street. Can tou.—Apply 73, PIa8toFt0D-89enue, CardiA'- riX) Let, No. 201. Newport-road.—Apply L?ttey and C<? X 8, WorhNt-stteet. Cardte. Z? C1HAMBERMAID wanted: aspd to botel work.-A ?' WMhington Rsto? 22& FOB Sale, a cood, Bound Pony, quiet Md cood worrl i' about 11 bands high. — Appiy 73, Lectwttb.nxd? Canton, Cardiff. 229 LADIES Taught, 105 M 61x lessons. 2s 6d 6inal tesson? purchasers free.—Please applJ earl,. Morris Bros* PontTprMd. t9e LADY'S Cushion Safety, complete, but titUe <Med et8j? LsnJ}'B:,Peb:e c;¡:: BILLIARD Markers (Four), Boots, 58 tthra?). O! rooms General, Coachman, Page Boys (six).—D&vies'a Registry Office. 45, Charles-street, Cardiff. 218 SWEETHEART'S Ounoat Letter, three extrMnUnM? )? Funny Phot?gr?ph?. ?cd six Magic Card.: T penay stamps.—Hyams, 124, St. Luke's-road, Birmingham. 215 Y°uTH.Si1ong cti'e Youth wanted.—Apply At1â8 Furnishing Company. Ltd.. lùyea. Cl\rdUf. £ 16 WANTED, a clean, respectable Girl, about 15, to look \V A cíà sleep oat.-Apply Mrs Grainger 15, Wood-street. 214 YOUNG Man .ould like to make the acquaintance of a IL ,espectable Gir!, Servant or otherwise.—AddreM T 2? Echo Office, Cardiff. 217 WANTED, a good General Servant, not o.,c,.a,ipp¡¡ Heath Hotel. Cathays. 267 TO Tailors.—Wanted, one Coat and one General Hand.-> Jones, 33, enr,s-road. 270 SECOND-band FumitrIre or Surplu8 Stock bonght (o< cub or BOld on commission.—Taylor's AllCÜon Kooana> 12, Custom House-strees, Cardiff. 269 W. Al\1'ED. YoanE GM. about ?s7 &s Gener?Ttar?mttU family (private house)—App)yRoytt TndorHotet, Riverside. 260 WANTED, a respectable Wom?n to attend Mck per?? W and to do work also.—Apply, after 6 p-m.. Caretaker N<men?t Teieph?ce OScea. New-Mreet. 266 WANTED respectable aëUeral Servant for mMU?mtt? -App[y Mre Davies, 86, Atb?ny-ro?d. 259 SILE-&¡-MachiD-; secondji?nd. M So: oa< O £ 7 ICS, one L12. ne.Goodman Bros.. Oonstell&tia* street, CM-diS. MS SCALES for Butchers and Grocers very sensitive bras t-J bell weights: Bacon Knives, Saws, Choppers.~ Goodman Bros.. 59, Constellation-street, Cardiff. 268 GROCERS' and Milkmen's White JttC?eH? 6d ;Qf 3s 6d Aprons, Is 44; MDd cheat measnreJDeut.- Goodman Bnte.. ConateUatton?treet. CMdifr. 268 2-g-w eek, -Lodg¡ni;tõ-pect.able semOirlä.-=ïi; /w St. Peter-street, R?th. C?rdiC. '33 iT AITRES wanted (exrien(;d) f;Re-"l:ur must have good references.—Apply Scott Bros., I&. Dnke-street. 271 FOR Sale, BOW Surrey OMM. Rostic. Tandem DQlcan; second-hand Wagonette in eood condition strong Letting-out Trap. Governess Oars, Park Ph?'ton, M be Sold che&p. -LewM. CeM:hbut!der. CMdit- 20 WANTED by three respectable Girts, Daily Work vV offices preferred.—Write S 273. Kcho Office. Oatdlff, IRONERS.—Two loõ;1Hds-t;¡-;¡-i; perianced workers need app17.-M..neredl! Mon. Steam Laundry, Crindau, NtewJ}nrt. I4;e VirRNI.31tF.D-Ãrtments to LetlD Partrtdee-ro?d hot JL and cold b?th. &c.—Address S. R.. Echo Ootce, CMdiiJt. ?OMFORTAB?E ?ttiu? and Bedroom for one or tw. young ladies or gentlemen. — U4. luverness-placo, Roatb. SALE—Welsh Pon" 12 hands: very quiet and drtve "itb chNdren: toosmaU for owner: jE?.—No. S.Dos-ro?L Newport. IMc BAKERS.—Wanted, Young Man. about 19. as good JLt dough maker; able to set preferred.—Write, with reference. ABC. Echo Office, Newport. 13ge PAINTERS.—Wanted,two or three ￼ ,oodBruSb HMtda.?. i? JT Apply B-w, Oxford Grove. Hfr?CDmbe. !<0e WANTED, j \V Afl::n:l; g(6oo Gâïe' 4llftI: i avenue. ago 59, Loudoun-square. — Five good Bedrooms, two Reception Rooms, two goon Kitdiens, and ulual Offices: just renovated.—Apply Pembroke House, Conwsy-road, Canton: Ollorditf. 277 18, Georse-street.—Two Reception, Kitchen, 5 Bedrooms, JL aIM cellar.—Apply Pembroke liouse, Comva»-road. 278 WANTED immediately, a strong Girl, about 16. able T T and willing to work, from the- cOWltry.-Cambrta8 Arms, Newport, Mon. WANTED, respect?Me Woman who understands oooh> ing also \\?tfess. over 20.—Apply Bnetot DhriOC Rooms. Newport. jy/J O n S TK~k JJTiTTE~ WHIT-MONDAY, AT PONTYPOOL PARK GRAND BRASS BAND CONTEST. Selection. Maritana f C40 tn prices, with medat. Ten of the leading Welsh Bands will compete. GREAT MALE VOICE CHOIH COMPETITION. Chorus, Tbe War Horse £ 56 in prizes. The finest South Wales Choirs hare entered. GLORIOUS VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL TREAT, ATHLETIC SPORTS AND OTHER GRBVI ATTRACTIONS. GRAND DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS. Twelve Honrs" ceaseless Round of Amusements. Gates Open 10 o'clock. Admission, Is. 132e Farther particulars of D. REID, Hon. See. PontypooL GRAND FETE & ATHLETIC SPORTS, under A.A.A. Rales (by permission), will be held WHIT-MONDAY, on BARRY ISLAND. pro moted by the combined Friendly Societies of the district, PRIZES to the valne of nearly £ 50 will be given. Entry For-as and further particulars to be obtained from Mr a. Wheeler, Griffin Hotel, St. Cardiff and Mr F. Hawn. Liberal Club and Institute, Barry Dock. Entries close Thursday, May 21st. Friday taorning'B post in time. 206 T ENDMRS are INVITED from Hotel JL and Refreshment House Keepers for BOOTHS AND TENTS. Applications to be addressed to Mr J. HARRISON, Hon. See. B.A.O.B. Institute, Bstrry Dock, and sent in no* later than FRIDAY, the 15th inst. 231 -"ORTHCAWU WHIT MONDA Y; ATHLJSTIC SPORTS AND GALLOWAY RACES. For particulars 8M bQla. EBeAft J, Coxa, j
"he SIXTH EDITION of the SOUTH WALES ECHO' is Published ct 7 p.m. cknd contains the LATEST Foreign, General, eM Sporting Telegrams up to the TIME I OF GOING TO PRESS.
Death of Dr. Salmon. I riiECOWBRIUGE CENTENARIAN I (SPROIAL TELEGRAM TO THE" ECHO."] I BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH. I An Interesting Career. I The death of Dr. Wm. Salmon of Penllyne tom, Cowbridge, at the venerable age of 106 years, removes a patriarchal figure from our midst. Be was oiio of the centenarians about whose age there can be absolutely no doubt, having been born at Wickham Market, Suffolk, on Tuesday, March 16th, 1790, and his mother's diary is still preserved, bearing the following interesting entry under that date Our dear little boy was born (how thankful am I to Heaven, which enabled me to go through the tryal with tolerable composure). Grant that I he may prove a comfort to us in manhood, as he is Well beloved by us in his infancy promising does ta. seem, may no ill blight rob us, his fond parents, Of the fruit we in expectation have bad. Above all, may virtue be his darling pursuit." Written in a clear, angular hand, with flourishes almost suggestive of the Elizabethan period, this record is still in existence and a photograph of the late doctor, with the page of the diary reproduced, was circulated among his friends and relations in 1892. In the year 1763 Dr. Salmon's father was a young medical practitioner at Wickham Market, lknd he becamn connected with South Wales through a lawsuit over a will dealing with the distribution of an estate of which he was the executor. After many years of legal proceedings the matter was still unsettled, and Dr. Salmon removed to Cottrell, near Cardiff, subsequently settlingdown at Cowbridge. The house he occupied is that nearly opposite the Bear Hotel and here the subject of our memoir grow up to manhood. In 1815, Mr Reynold Thomas Deere, who had "married one of the Misses Ricktirds, Lilantrisant Bouse. and settled down in Penllyne Court, rode trom Cowbridge to Swansea, and died when he reached the latter town. Dr. Salmon was deputed to break the news to Mr Deere's two daughters, Hester and Susan, the elder of whom ho shortly afterwards married, thus coming into possession of Penllyne Court. Mrs Salmon died in 1858, and the following tablet in Penllyne Church throws some light on the family history—" Sacred to the memory of Hester, the beloved wife of William Salmon, Esq.. sf Penllyne Court,, eldest daughter of the late Reynold Thomas Deere, Eq., who died April 14tb, 1858. agud 75 years, and is buried in Llan- .Irynach Church. (Also ot) Clara Deere Salmon. Cordelia Deere Salmon, and Wm. Reynold Salmon, all the beloved children of the above Hester and Wm. Salmon, of the family of Sir Thomas Salmon, Knight, regno Richard I., and fohn Salmon, Lord High Chancellor of England, cegno Edward IL" This mural inscription lays brief claim to con- siderable antiquity for the ancestors of the deceased gentleman, and a number of miniatures now in Penllyne Court, representing various members of his family, by the aristocratic and well-bred appearance of the fine ladies *nd rufied gentlemen depicted, folly bear out the as-umpbion. Miss Susan Deere, sister-in-law of Dr. Salmon, inherited the Garth estate at Llantwit Vardre, and remained un- married. Mr David Reynolds, himself Ponllyne monogenarian, said that the Deeres changed their name from that of Thomas for purposes of inheritance; but we are unable to verify this statement. Concerning Dr. Salmon's career, notwithstanding his Seiitury of active existence there is little to toll. Prior to his marriage he was appointed surgeon Jo a marching regiment, and lived with his corps for some short time in Swansea. But after his return to Oowbridge and his marriage with An heiress he ceased from practising his profession, though during later years his advice was often sought by and given to all classes of patients. He was not addicted to any particular form of sport, save a little mild shooting in the season but if he had it grand passion it was for travel. His earliest exploit in this direction was brought off in 1815, when the Allied Forces entered and occupied Paris. Dr. Salmon went with travelling carriage and pair to Dover, crossed the Channel,and drovo to Paris, where he had a right royal time with the British troops until they evacuated the city. Some years aftecwards he removed to the north of France for a considerable period, but as he has outlived all his contemporaries, and is only sur- vived by one daughter resident in London, and as further, the old gentleman was always particularly unwilling to have public reference made to bimself, it has been most difficult to obtain reliable data concerning his earlier life. lIe kept a record of his different journeys abroad in fairly complete style, and this should be a veritable treasure to his literary executors. We know that he was by far the oldest member of the medical profession in the world, and his portrait was recently hung in a place of honour in the Royal College of Surgeons. He was also the oldest Freemason, having joined the Jerusalem Lodge, London, very early in the century He joined the Swansea Lodge in 1851. The most curious feature about the attain- ment by Dr. Salmon of his great age lies in the fact that he never adopted any special ntle of life. nor did he take particular care of his health. In food and exercise be hved exactly as other men, and in his younger days he mixed in the fashionable set of the times. Of late years be was naturally somewhat taciturn, all his old friends being dead and gone; and since he attained his 102nd year he became very deaf and almost blind. Bnt he retained hi mental faculties in the most marvellous manner, and fully understood the purport of all that was said to him. In the summer he liked to be carried into the green-house, where he sould touch the fruit and flowers. Penllyne Court itself is a charming old spot, built in the Elizabethan style and period, and lying in a nook of the valley which holds the straggling and picturesque village Of Penllyne, The locality is a perfect nest of centenarians. Their records are either con- tained in the parish registers or they still flourish on the hillsides. But in the petson of Dr. Salmon the most notable figure has passed away. An actual link with the 18th century is gone, and the wonder is that one man's life should cover within its span all the marvellous events in literature, science, and art which have happened since Mrs Salmon, of Wickham Market, wrote her touching prayer in the diary for the happiness of her son.
SMALLPOX AT GLOUCESTER. A Turn for the Worse. Our Gloucester correspondent wires that the epidemic at that city has taken a turn for the Worse, 38 cases of smallpox having occurred during the present week up to last night. Friday .sod Saturday were very bad days, and there "teems but little probability of tbe epidemic being stamped out of the city at present. The officials decline to give any information, but our corres. pondent learns that five cases were reported from one street alone on Saturday last.
BOARD OF TRADE SURVEYOR- SHIP. Mr MoElligott's Succ.sor. We are informed that Mr J. BottomleJ, for some time surveyor at Manchester, has been appointed chief Board of Trade surveyor at Cardiff in the place of the late Mr MoElHgott. Mr Bottomley will take up his residence in Oardiff in a few days and immediately commence his duties,
U TIm Don's TBAGKDT," a complete abort .r by Miss BraddoD, will be pmbnshed m (bldff Times and South Wales We?My News of -lrIfol 4.
I Matabele Rising. I I MR CECIL RHODES'S POSITION, I Opinion at Buluwayo. I BTJLOWATO, Sunday, 11.50 a.m.—Enormous j excitement prevails at the reported rer'?gnatton of j Mr Cecil Rhodes. DirecHy reliable information on the subject bad been obtained the chief residents met and drew up & petition to the chairman of the British South j Africa Company strongly deprecating any secession of Mr Rhodes from the board of directors. The petition was then exposed for signatures, and in a very short time nearly every- body in the place had accorded his support to it. The entire community is nonplussed at the action attributed to Mr Rhodes. People even absolutely I refuse to beaeve the report. They consider that at the present moment the resignation would mean death to the country, whose fortunes would for at least five years be hopelessly ruined. Everyone I recognises the momentous importance Attaching to the outcome of this matter,—Central News. Tarring & Feathering a Boer Sympathiser I CAPB TOWN, Saturday, 8.30 p.m.-Sir Hercules I Robinson, the Commissioner, will sail for England in the Tartar on May 20bb. His Excellency will be accompanied by the Imperial Secretary (Captain Dawkins). Sir Graham Bower, who has been appointed Imperial Secretary, is expected to arrive next Wednesday from England. General Goodenough, the com- mander of the Imperial troops in South Africa, who is now at Mafeking, will assume the duties of the governors in the absence of Sir Hercules Robinson. This morning, at Cathcart, a town in the colony, three farmers were fined jB7, or in default a month's imprisonment, for having tarred and feathered a man named Edwards, who was a naturalised subject of the Transvaal, and assisted the Boers in the Jameeon raid, after- wards returning to Cathcart and openly calling the doctor a coward. Great indignation is felt in the colony that the Cape Government assisted in the judicial proceedings, and magnified the prosecution from a mere police offence till it at- tained the proportions of inter-State negotiations, Central News. I
Jarrahdale Jarrah." I -— « — RECENT DECISION OF THE LAW COURTS I MR JAS. ALLAN'S CONTRACT. I Reconsidered by the Cardiff Corporation. The subject known by the above euphonious and alliterative title again received the attention of the Cardiff Corporation to-day. Mr James Allan. who holds a contract from the Corporation to supply blocks of Australian bard wood, wrote asking the Council, in view of the recent legal decision against him, to strike out from the terms of the contract the word Jarrahdale." Alderman Carey bad given notice of a motion, the carrying of which would have the effect of complying with Mr Allan's request. That gentleman, in submitting his proposition, pointed out that in drawing up the specifications the borough engineer was instructed to ask for tenders for Australian hard wood," and that Mr Allan's being adjudged by the committee to be the only tender which complied with the specification, he was permitted to enter into a contract to supply the Corporation with 1,035,000 blocks. Alderman Carey ad- mitted that Mr Allan made a mistake in naming his wood Jarrahdale Jarrab, but he bad paid for his mistake to the tune of 21,000. It was a mistake in geography. The Jarrahdale Jarrah Company possessed only 1.25h of a huge forest in Western Australia, but it so happened that they were the first to exploit the wood in this country. It had been confessed that there was no difference in the wood obtamed from that immense tract. Councillor J. RAMSDAMS seconded the motion. Alderman DANIEL LEWIS opposed the motion. Councillor Ramsdale, he remarked, had said he had a preference for Jarrahdale Jarrah. He only had a preference for seeing that the contracts with the Corporation were carried out in their integrity. He could not understand a body of men like the Cardiff Corporation selling them- selves-(Councillor Morgan Oh, oh !)—yes, selling themselves upon the altar of sentiment. When making up their minds as to the particular wood they should choose with which to pave the streets of Cardiff, the committee found that there were miles and miles of streets in London paved with Jarrahdale Jarrah wood but he would defy anyone to find a single mile of street in the Metropolis paved with Canning Jarrah. It bad been said that there was no difference between the woods, but this he denied. Canning Jarrah could be bought at 210 or 210 5s, as against Ell 5s for Jarrahdale Jarrah. This would mean a difference to the ratepayers of Cardiff of 91,300 if the motion of Alderman Carey were adopted. The judgment of Mr Justice Matbew was quite sufficient to convince any honest man that Jarrah- dale Jarrah was not a district but a wood. When Mr Allan's blocks were marked Jarrahdale Jarrah he agreed to the tender with pleasure; but he objected to a man running away from his contract. He hoped they would rise above this pett:fogging, miserable attempt at doing what was wrong. Alderman T. Rpirs moved an amendment— That Mr James Allan be requested to carry out his contract for the supply to this Corporation of Jarrahdale Jarrah blocks for street paving, and in case of bis non-compliance the necessary steps be taken to determine the contract and to advertise afresh for tenders." He was a friend of Mr Allan, but be could not stand by and allow Mr Allan to get the benefit of something like £1,000 of the ratepayers' money, which was the difference between Jarrabdale Jarrah and Canning Jarrah. Councillor F. J. BEAVAN seconded the amend. ment, saying since he had been in the Council he had never known so unrighteous a motion brought before it. The moral reputation of the Council and of the town was at stake in this matter. Councillor T. ANDBRWS claimed to know some. thing of timber, and he declared there was no difference whatever between Jarrabdale Jarrab and Canning Jarrab. Mr F. J. BEAVAN That's not the point. Councillor MORGAN MORGAN supported Alder. man Carey's motion. He could not understand Alderman Rees's amendment—(The Alderman I cannot give you brains," Laughter.)-He should never dream of looking to the aldermanio bench for that commodity. (Renewed laughter.) Mr James Allan was quite prepared to carry out his contract according to the samples he produced. After a prolonged discussion the amendment of Alderman Rees determining to advertise afresh for tenders was carried.
I Cannibalism. I I Missionaries & Traders Killed & Eaten, I SAN FRANOISOO, Sunday Nigl:t.-The steam- ship Nonowai, which arrived here to-day, reports that a wholesale massacre of traders and mis- siona.ries has taken place at Manning's Straits in the Solomon Islands. It is stated that the traders killed were afterwards eaten by the savages. Two English missionaries are missing, and it is supposed that they have bjen murdered. -Cent,rat News.
IMPROPRIETY. I I The Surgeon-Major and the Flower Girl. I At the Westminster Police Court to-day, Mr De Rutzen, the magistrate, gave his decision in the cMe of Surgeon-Major William Alex- ander Carte, of the Grenadier Guards, who was accused last week of disorderly and improper conduct in Vincent-square, Westminster, with Emma Smith, a flower seller, between 12 and 1 o'clock in the morning. Mr De Rutzen, addressing the accused, said for the disorderly conduct which was proved by the police on the last occasion you will be bound over in 95 for the next three months. The female defendant subsequently appeared before the magistrate and was dealt with similarly.
I SIX WEEKS FOR ASSAULT. j An elderly man, named Robert Daley, was brought before Stipendiary Lewis, at the Cardiff Police Court to-day, on a charge of having, on the 6bb May, used obscene language in Qaeen- street, also severely assaulted and bit Constables Hetniman and Kmgdom. After the evidence of the constables, the Magistrate sent Daley to prison for six weeks without hard labour. I ————— L J
I I ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. I A Leap Into Newtown Pond. I AtMertbyr Police Court to-day, Thonm kiug, charged with attempting to commit suicide by jumping into Newtown pond, Rhymnev Bridge, l on FmUiy, was reminded for a weelfc
I Spain and America. CRITICAL SITUATION. Reported Orders to American Troops. NEW YORK, Sunday. News that the Spanish court-martial at Havana has passed sentence of death on the crew of the American filibustering schooner Competitor, captured by a Spanish warship, has pro- duced much feeling in the United States. A telegram from Washington to the Journal says Mr Olney, Secretary of State, was summoned to the White House on Saturday, where he conferred with President Cleve- land. He then returned to the State Department and sent for Senor Dupuy de Lome, the Spanish Minister, to whom he explained that the President considered the Cuban question to be reaching an acute stage and insisted that the Competitor prisoners should not be executed upon the conviction by a court martial. Senor Dupuy de Lome endeavoured to justify General Weyler's position by the law of nations, but Mr Olney was emphatic in his reply and the Spanish Minister, express- ing solicitude, promised to cable to Madrid. President Cleveland has dictated despatches to Mr Taylor, United States Minister to Spain, and to the Consul General at Havana, stating that if the American subjects who had been condemned by Spanish court-martial are executed without a civil trial the act will be regarded by the United States Government as an unfriendly one. Mr Fitzhugh Lee, the newly-appointed Consul-General at Havana, has been ordered to hasten to his post via Tampa. The World says Mr Olney holds out that the only offence chargeable against the prisoners is that of smuggling contra- band, punishment for which is a fine and imprisonment. A telegram from Tampa, Florida, announces that Mr Connelly, the mayor, has received a despatch from Governor Mitchell ordering the 5th Florida Battalion to be held in readiness for immediate action owing to Washington advices regarding the position of the Government with respect to the Competitor prisoners. Of the five men condemned to death by the Spanish court-martial two are Cubans, two American subjects born in the United States, and the fifth is an Englishman, who has been naturalised as an American sub- ject.-Reuter. Latest Despatches. I WASHINGTON, Monday. Nobbing has been officially published regarding the death sentences upon the American prisoners at Havana. Satis- faction is expressed at the reported action of the Spanish Government in ordering the cases to be referred to Madrid. The subject will probably be brought up in Congress. -Reuter.
YOUNG" WOMAN MURDERED. Arrest of a Collier, A murder was committed on Saturday afternoon at Brackenfield, a Derbyshire village. Mr Thomas Limb, the tenant of the Lindsay-lane Farm, went to a local fair and left the homestead in charge of the housekeeper, Miss Lizzie Boot, aged 20, who bad for her companion a niece 7 years old, After the farm labourers had partaken of dinner Miss Boot went to the door to answer a knock from a young man named Wm. Pugh. who, according to the story of the child, wanted to borrow something. Miss Boot walked towards the outbuildings across the yard, and Pugh followed, the little girl being told by her aunt to wait at home, as she would not be long. Subsequently the child went to the barn door, and on opening it found her aunt lying on the ground in a pool of blood. A farmer named Hitchcock and a farm servant named Bryan afterwards entered the barn and saw the body of Miss Boot, her head being frightfully cut and her fingers also injured, evidently in protecting herself. The man Pagb, who is a collier, has been arrested by the Wingfield police. Latest Particulars. The latest particulars show that Elizabeth Boot, housekeeper to Mr Thomas Limb, farmer, of Brackenfield, was induced to visit the barn, in which she was murdered on Saturday, by a request for the loan of a rope. The crime was discovered by Mr Hitchoock, a farmer, who came for etraw, and a labourer named Bryan.
ARCHBISHOP IRELAND ON WAR. ST. LoUIS, Sunday Night. -Archbishop Ire- land, speaking in this city yesterday, deprecated the adoption of universal arbitration. He claimed that war was the great instigator of patriotism, and declared bbab if the stage were ever readied when every dispute wMpeaceabty settled we sbould lose interest in the affairs of our country in rela- tion to others. Oentral News.
I Sentences. I Reformers' Sentences. PETITIONS FOR CLEMENCY, I Judge's Opinion. I PRETORIA, Friday,-Petitions signed by over 2,000 burghers for reprieving the Reform pri. soners have already come in, all from outside districts. Frederick Eloff, the President's son-in-law, proceeds to London early next month with his family. The Executive Council have been busy all the morning revising the sentenoes. It was resolved to await Judge Gregorowski's return on Monday before publishing the final resulb. -Daily Telegraph. PRETORIA, Saturday.—The official decision in regard to the fate of the Reformers has been postponed until the middle of next week. Judge Gregorowski has submitted an exceed- ingly able report to the Executive Council on his recent judgment, pointing out how the preroga- tive of the Government can be effectively applied. A stringent rinderpest proclamation comes into force next week. The authorities will stop all wagon traffic for months in order to isolate the affected districts, Daily Telegraph.
STREET BETTING AT NEWPORT. I Bookmakers Prosecuted and Fined. I The Newport magistrates at their sitting to-day dealt with a number of tases brought under the borough bye taws made to prevent street betting. In the first case the defendants were John Westlake, 3, Tredegar-soreet; Albert Davies, George and Dragon-oourt Sidney Mofitgridge, Carlisle-plaoe, North-street, des- cribed as bookmakeR, who were summoned for using Portland-street for the purpose of bookmaking, betting, &o. Mr A. A. Newman, Town Clerk, who appeared to prosecute, pointed out that since the last batch of cases were before the court an appeal had been heard in the High Court against a conviction under an identical bye-law, and the High Court had upheld the con- viction and decided that the bye-Jaw was valid. P.O. Br!stowe stated that he saw 42 persons go to the three defendants whilst in Portland-street on the 1st mst. He saw money pass, and entries were made by the defendants in their books. In answer to Mr Moore, who appeared for the defence, witness said that he did not see anyone obstructed but he received complaints from passers by. Mr Moore, for the defence, contended that there was no evidence of betting or of anyone having been annoyed by the defendants. The Bench con- sidered the case proved, and fined defendants 20s each. The Town Clerk said that the only objeob of the prosecution was to put a atop to street betting. The other cases against defendants, and that against Henry Westlake, father of John WeStlake, were then withdrawn.
f LOCAL AMUSEMENTS. I Theatre Royal (Cardifl), Messrs Morell and Mouillot's Company in tba pretty, artistic musical comedy, "The Shop Girl," pay a welcome return visit to the Theatre Royal, Cardiff, this week, and visitors to this cosy theatre will have an opportunity of renewing their acquaintance with several of the favourites who appeared in the successful pantomime of Forty Thieves," The Shop Girl" is one of the brightest and most delightful plays of its kind seen in recent years. The songs, music, and dancing are exceptionally pretty, and the dresses, mounting, and scenery are very effective. The company are of decided merit, a: t gives an all-round representation which leaves nothing to be desired. Miss,Lyddie Edmonds as a shop girl is exceedingly good. and she sings and danoes in a manner that is sore to be appreciated, Mr Russell Wallett as Septimus Hooley and Mr Charles S. Kitts as Charles Appleby aito admirable. The company also includes Messrs Wm. Cromwell, Percy Nash, Willie St. John, John McCallum, Charles Cleveland, Wellesley Smith, and Tom Fancourt, and Misses Marie Bundell, Constanoe Courtney, Ellen Standing, Ada Clare, Nellie Wallett, and others. The chorus is excellent. The piece made a great impressioa on its former visit to this thsatre, and it is hoped that the good name won by it will be fully sustained, I Grand Theatre (Cardiff). I The Grand Theatre, Cardiff, will be occupied this week by Messrs Hardie and Von Leer's company. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednes. day The Bandit King will be produced, and on the remaining three nights The Cattle King will be performed. Both pieces are fuU of interest, and contain scenM of 6 powerful and sensational type. The scenery is good and the mounting is excellent, while the company is one of the strongest to be fonnd. The Bandit King" was first produoed in America, where it had an uninterrupted run of fifteen years, and was witnessed by more people than any other melodrama produced on the American Continent. The oorn. pany is headed by Mr James H. Wallaok, an actor who made for himself a great reputation in America. He will introduce into the piece several acts of equestrianism, which are a feature of the performances. Tbe company all round is excel- lent. f The Empire (Cardiff). I The new Cardiff Empire has 10 caught on," and during the first week of its open- ing it was visited and admired by many thousands of spectators, who expressed their admiration at the splendid accommodation and beautiful decorations of the handsome structure. A splendid list of attractions has been provided for the ensuing week, the principal of which is the original Lumiere Cinematographs from the Empire, London, under the direction of Mons. Trewey. This is the most interesting and probably the most marvellous of recent developments of science, and should be seen by everyone. In addition to the exhibition at each performance at night, the cinematographs will be shown daily at intervals between 2 and 4.30 in the afternoon, for which a charge of sixpence admission will be wade. The other items of the bill are Miss Lizzie Valrose, burlesque actress and songstress the Brothers Webb, musical comedians; Miss Ethel Dove, character songstress Abel and Welsh, eccentric gymnasts; Wallis and Langton, comedians Arthur Rosedon, comic vocalist and Mr Paul Langtry, the famous dark vooalist. I The Empire (Newport). I As usual an excellent programme has been prepared for the Empire, Newport, during the current week. The company includes Harry ^Champion, the popular comedian, who will introduce several new songs; Carrie Joy a clever and pleasing vocalist; The Oscars, musical oomedians; Ziobe, in her pictorial entertainment; Frank Coyne, comedian M. Paul, the magician; Mr Horace Ward, comedian and the three Sisters Wynbe, vocalists and danoers, from the Gaiety Theatre, I The Empire (8wansea). Habitues of the Swansea Empire will this week be afforded an opportunity of Meing Don Juan a Caioedo, the expert tight wire walker and oomedian. who WlU perform all his latest and most successful feats. He will be supported by Joe Edmonds, the black comedian M'sa Lilian Robina, serio- oomicand balladist; Alijig'and -Juan, comediansand dancers; R. W. Bentley, comedian; Miss Agnes Hazel, lighb comedy songstress Gladys Hallett, serio-oomedy Bongtress and Master Herbert la Martina, vocalist and dancer. I The Panoptioon (Cardiff). I The Kentucky Minstrels, who delighted large audiences at the Panopticon, Cardiff, last week, have been induced prolong their stay for an- other week. They will present an entirely new programme of songs, sketches, and dances, and new jokes and comic business will also be intro- duced. 00 Sunday evening they gave a sacred ooncext, which waa well
Newmarket Training Notes. I (BY OUR NKWMARKET CORRBSPON DLINT. I I NBWHARKBT, Monday.—On the Bury side, Abhby's ) Carlton Grange, Vision filly, and Paraquet filly galloped a mOe. J. Day's Verdant Green and Yorker went a mile and a quarter. Enoch's, sen., Keelson covered a mile; Verte Grez and Jolly Boat were sent seven fnrtonsa. (folding's Prince Simon, Bach, Fabian, Marias IL, Settee, and Oimara galloped a mile and a quarter Newsmonger, Barbary, John 0' Seaham, AcrobaL Curfew Chimes, Dream Dance, and Arabella went a mile. Gurry's Drem D- JL'he Id!er. and MacAlpine gaUopeda mile. Gilbert's Ellen Bean and Princess Patsey went five furlongs. Jarvis's McCrankie, Chekoa, and Father Thames galloped a mile and a quarter Fatherless and Dule Tree going a mile. Jennings's, jun., Padishah. Bay Ronald, and Sophos galloped a mile and a quarter Macbriar, Toussaint, Proposition, Butterfly, Pride, and Pimenta went a mile. Pickering's Gazetteer galloped a mile and a quarter. Ryan's Rockery, Ortolo, Knockdon, Positano, and Capraria went a mile and a quarter. Waagh's Tumbler, Phoebus Apollo and Lady Isonde galloped a mile and a quarter; Rugby Cement, Hindley, San Jorge, Lady Ernie, Chinca, Lady Amsu, and Caniden covered a mile. Fred Webb's Gala Day, King Spider, Ro^Me, Porte Bonheur, and Athleta went six furlong walters*8 Quarrel, Sir Visto, and Chad went a mile. Left for Colwick %&-Aminte, PUot. iil I I
Official Scratchings. I (SUPPLIED BY MESSRS WEATHERSYJ Payne Stakes. Newmarket—Watchful. Newmarket Stakes-SaId Chat. Visitors' Plate, Newmarket-Furze Bush. Bedford Plate and Breeders' Plate, NewmaTket- Carcanett Newmarket engagements—Filly by Bend Or out of Irene, Phenomenon, Ghislaine, Cheskara, Kardomab, and ail Lord Penrhyn's horses. Epsom Derby—Sand Chat. Epsom Oaks—Bush Chat. Thirsk Handicap-Blyth and Tyne. Thirsk Hand ps-All Mr Vyner's horses. Reigate Handicap, Gatwick-Earl of Annandale. All engagements in Mr J. Bell's name-Hinton Gorse. All engagements in Mr Vyner's name-Cronberry, Manege. All engagements-Bodkin, Sterling Florin; John a Dreams, Warlingham, filly by Florentine ont of Reser- vation, Glorious, foaJ by Crafton ont of Eurota (dead), Hartford, Black Heart, Air Tight, and filly by St. Serf ( out of Janet (2yrs).
Sporting Prophecies, I NEWMARKET. NEWMARKBT HANDICAP.—Sportsman—Proposition Snorting Life-Spur Royal; Field-Dargle or Red Hat; County Gentleman-Sati or Spur Royal; Laud and Water-Lorct of the Dale Sporting Times—Mr Morbey's selected or Curfew Bell Licensed Victual. lers' Gazette-Stowmarket or Red Hat. SOMKRVILLJR STAXES.-SPOrtSMan-JeSt Sporting Ufe-Jest Field—Jest; County Gentleman—Jest or Galatia Land and Water-Yedo Sporting Times- Galatia or Jest; Licensed Victuallers' Gazette—Jest or Galatia. SECOND WELTER. Sportsman Woolsthorpe Sporting Life—Froward; Field-The Dowager or Frowa.rd; County Gentleman-The Dowager or Royal Stag; Land and Water-Woolstliorpe; Sporting Times—Froward or The Dowager Licensed Victual- lers' Gazette—Rngby Cement or Froward. SPRING T. Y.O. STAKES. Sportsm.n Eager; Sporting Life—Eager Field—Eager County Gentle- man—Eager Land and Water-EVer; Sporting Times—Eager Licensed Victuallers' Gazette-Eager or Ayrsmoss. FLYING HAXDICAP.-Sportsman-Grig Sporting Life—Cold Steel; Field—Grig or High Treasurer County Gentleman-Grig or Fall Armour; Land and Water-Grig Sportns Times—Courtier Licensed Victuallers' Gazette—Grig. BEDFORD T.Y.O. PLATE. Sportsman—Eager Sporting Life—Eager Field—Eager County Gentle- man-Eager; Land and Water—St Dma; Sporting Times—Eager Licensed Victuallers' Gazette—Eager or Sand Blast. or Sl\nd Blaat. GATWICK. PRINCE'S HANDICAP. Sportsman Paris HI. Sporting Life—Paris lIL; Field, Paris III. County Gentleman-Paris IIL Land and Water-Paris III. Sporting Times-Paris III. WORTil STAKES. -port.sman — High Chancellor Sporting Life—High Chancellor Field—High Chan- cellor County Gentleman—High Chancellor Land and Water—High Chancellor Sporting Times—High Chancellor or Sauce Tartare. ALEXANDRA HANDICAP.—Sporting Life—Diplomat; Field-Devii-may-Care County Gentleman—Devil- may-Care Land and Water—Bentworth Sporting Times—Lackadaisical or Devil-may-Care.
GREAT NORTHERN HANDICAP.—Another goo thing. Send stamped address for terms (pay after re suit) to Playfair, Hurlincham-rd., Fulham, Ixmd n. 47 ABERGAVENNY A.S R.S. AMATEUR ATHLATIO SPORTS, Whit-Tuesday, May 26th. Open 120,440, Mile Flat, 440 Obstacle, Half-mile Scratch Mile Novice, and Two Mile Bicycle. Post entries close May 18tli.- Powell and Evans, Somerset, Abergavenny. 888e Over Twenty-eight years connected with the Turf. ARTHUR MAGNUS. TURF ACCOUNTANT, RUTLAND CLUB. IZVERPOOL Telephone 2.129. Telegrams Magnum. Liberal Mid advantageous terms. 445e CRICKET. SKPTIMTJS CHAMBKRS. the South Wales and West of England Athletic Outfitter and Gunmaker 21, Castle-street, Cardiff; 63, Broad-street, Bristol; and Shepton Mallet. Send for Illustrated Catalogue post free. TENNIS. SRFTIMTTS CHAMBKRS, the South Wales and West of England Athletic Outltter and Gunmaker 21. Castle-street. Cardiff; 63, Broad-street, Bristol; and Shepton Mallet. Send for Illustrated Catalogue, post free. ROOK SHOOTING. RooK RIPLBS FOB HLBiL-Pook Rifles from B3. Guns for Hire. 2s 6d per day.—Apply Septimus Chambers, Gunmaker, 21, Castle-street, Cardiff; 65, Broad-etreet, Bristol; and Shepton Ma.llet. FISHING. SEPTIMUS CHAMBERS, the South Wales and West of England Fishing Tackle Depot, 21, Castle- street, Cardiff 63. Broad-street. Bristol; and Shepton I Mallet: Send for Illustrated Catalogue, post free. 994