fhe SIXTH EDITION of the "SOUTH I WALBS ECHO is Published 7 p.m. 4IDd contains the LA TEST Foreign, General, end Sporting Telegrams up to the TIME OF GOING TO PRESS.
Strange Apparitions. A GOLDEN BF-D AND A MISSING I WIFE. Christ, Jehovah, Buddha, and Mahomet. fcXTRAORDlNARY APPLIOATION IN THE POLICE COURT. I An elderly man named Henry Scott applied at bambefch police Court to-day for assis- tance to discover the whereabouts of i8 wife and daughter. He was married kbout 22 years ago, and after living with his wife Iff years they separated by mutual consent. He visited her for some few years, but about 3% years ago she suddenly disappeared. About six months ago, when lying in bed in broad daylight, picture appeared in the heavens about the size of a newspaper. The body of the picture was emerald green, and there was a red cross with a bleeding Christ upon it. The Christ apoke to him, and told him to get up and search for wife and daughter. A night or wo afterwards, in the middle of the night, the oorner of his bedroom was brilliantly illumi- nated, and he saw a golden bed, and his wife lying in it, with arms extended to him. The bed was surrounded by blue flowers of paradise. He had another vision a few days afterwards in daylight. He heard a wrangling noise out- side his bed, as though a dozen men were quarrelling outside. They all seemed to be sniffiog at the window. One of them said he was Christ, another Jehovah, another Buddha, and another Mahomet, and they were wrangling as to what punishment should be given him for having treated his wife in the way he had done. He had had several visions since then. He hoped the Press would assist him in his search.
Bigamy and Forgery. I Heartless Conduct of a Colonel's Son. I At the Old Bailey to-day Chas, Plowden (22), Clark, and son of Colonel Plowden, retired Indian officer, was sentenced to three years' penal servitude for bigamy and forgery. Counsel stated that after forging ths name of his stepuncle to a cheque and cashing the same the prisoner absconded to Southampton, where he induced a young ladv to run away with him to Liverpool. The bigamous marriage was con. traoted with the daughter of a Southampton surgeon, Plowden leaving his lawful wife shortly after the wedding, The prisoner went to South Africa, and a young lady had come to England from that country claiming to be Plowden's wife. By his heartless behaviour the prisoner bad, sounsel added, caused immense pain and suffering to his relatives and innocent persons.
UNJUST SCALES. I Cardiff Jeweller Heavily Fined. I Before the Stipendiary (Mr T. W. Lewis), at the Cardiff Police Court to-day, Thomas Samuel Bomash, jeweller, silversmith. and pawn- broker, 9, Queen-street, Cardiff, was summoned for having in his possession for trade purposes unjust scales and weights. Mr Beynon Harris prosecuted on behalf of the Weights and Measures Department, and Mr Percy Clode defended. Mr Harris stated Lbat on the 1st inst., when the inspector visited the shop, he found a pair of scales which went against the purchaser to the extent of about eight grains. This was a serious deficiency in the matter of weighing diamonds and valuables. The scales ought to have turned at two grains, but the pair in default would not turn at from 10 to 15 grains. Inspector George Owen boro out the testimony of Mr Harris, and added that out of 11 weights which accompanied the scales three were un- stamped, there being six, four, and two penny- weight weight*. Mr Clode, on behalf of the defendant, admitted that the scales were unjust and that the weights were not stamped, but stated that the articles were not used for trade purposes. The defendant wished to add a further statement to that of his solicibor. and in concluding remarked that the scales were seldom used. Seldom!" queried the Stipendiary. Very seldom," answered the defendant. You will be fined £ 4 or a month's imprisonment on each of the two summonses," retarned the lgtipe"diary.
THE WELSH UNIVERSITY. I The Ctaims of Cardiff. i- I lhab some amount ot more or less jeaiuus eompetition should arise among Welsh towns for the honour of providmg the local habitation of the national University is natural enough, and there is little room for surprise that Cardiff, the great commercial seaport borough of South Wales, should advance its claims to the desired distinction. The figures on which this demand is based not only seem overwhelmingly con- vincing, but disclose a very striking and signifi- cant state of things in the Principality. Not only does Glamorganshire—which means practi- cally Cardiff and Swansea—contain nearly half the population of Wales, but the tide of population has for years been setting towards that oounty, to tba depletion of most of the other Welsh Bounties. On the figures given by the Siuth Wales Daily News Cardiff appears indisputably to com- mand the position of highest advantage as a site for the University, Swansea coming next. When we consider also the educational facilities offered to North Wales by Manchester with Owen's College, the right of the South in general and Cardiff in partioular to be the oentre of the new University appears indefoa,il)le.-L)aily Graphie.
THE JAMESON RAID. I Bankruptcy One of the 88quel. I At the London Bankruptcy Court to-day the first meeting of the creditors of A. Morley Fletoher, Old Jewry, London, was held. The debtor, who stated that he had been a director of a number of South African companies, returned his gross debts at 931,365, of which £ 18,765 was unsecured, and his assets at £ 16,071. He attributed his failure to depreciation of shares through the Jameson raid and Stock Exchange taveatments. The meeting was adjourned,
A MYSTERY SOLVED. A singular elucidation of the mysterious dis- appearance of a Liverpool master carter, named Henry Whitfield, has just come to light. Several months ago Whitfield was engaged in clearing out rubbish from the bold of the sbeamhip Benridge when, by some .eans, he Rob imprisoned among the cargo in the sold, and the steamer sailed on a long voyage, when some days out at aea the dead body of Whitfield was found in the hold.
BANCROFT & THE GLAMORGAN I CRICKET CLUB. In reply to a wire a? to his intentions, Bancroft, who it in London, has wired "Can't state definitely till I corrip hoTr.
I Torquay Will Case. HEARING RESUMED. The hearing of the suit relating to the testamen- tary dispositions of Jose Teixeira, a Brazilian, who died at Torquay, and by a will made in April, 1895. left the residue of his fortune of about 2120,000 to Mr Thomas Crump: Lindop, solicitor, Torquay, and 21,000 to Mr Humphrey Grylls Hill, retired solicitor, living at the same place, was resumed to-day. The validity of the will was opposed by Mr Hugh Percy Loraine Triscott, late an officer in the Army, who resigned his commission to become companion to Mr Teixeira, and who propounded a will made in January, 1895, leaving his fortune to him. Mr Triscott alleged that the later will was made owing to the undue influence of Mr Lindop, the allegation being that Mr Lindop threatened to accuse Mr Teixeira of improper conduct with a male servant. Mr Lindop, who denies the allegation, to-day went into tba witness-box. He said the testator married in 1881, and settled £ 800 upon his wife, which was now hers absolutely. Witness became acquainted with the testator in 1882. In 1890 the testator, who bad separated from his wife, consulted witness professionally, and Mrs Teixeira's solicitor told witness testator bad written her admitting mis- conduct with a manservant. Testator assured witness later that what he said in the letter was untrue. Testator made a will leaving R14,000 to eaoh of the two servants, including the manservant alluded to. He wished to leave the residue to witness and Mr Hill, and witness told him he could not make such a will himself and recom- mended him to go to another solicitor. The will was afterwards verified. Upon the engagement of Mr Triscott's companion testator told witness he had given Triscott sufficient to produce £ 300 a year in lieu of salary. He wanted to give £ 1,000 to Mr Hill, one-third of the residue to Mr Tris- cott, and the remaining two-thirds to witness. [PROCEEDING. ]
PUBUCFOOtPATHSATUSKStDE I Maindee to the Rescue A Crewbar Brigade Probable. Alderman Moses, in bringing up the reports of the Public Works Committee ab the monthly meeting of Newport Town Council to-day, referred to the action of Messrs Graham and Hitchcox, the agents to Mr T. P. Price, in erecting a fence across the old footpath on the east side of the river. The committee recommended that steps be taken to have the same removed forthwith. Alderman Jones wished that the committee would take under their protecting guardian- ship a bib of old footpath nearer the Liswerry Pill, and in fact the whole of the footpaths in that part of the borough. He had known the footpaths on that side of the river for at least 40 years, and claimed hat they were and always had been during that time dedicated to the public. The Town Clerk referred to the prompt ac- tion in the shape of a crowbar brigade which the Corporation raised to protect public rights three or four years ago, and said that Messrs Graham claimed that what they were now doing was in accordance with an agree- ment then arrived -it but, as a matter of fact, it was nothing of the kind. He was not aware that the other obstruction referred to by Alderman Jones raised the claim of rightof the public to walk along the river bank as far as the G.W.R. wharf. —Alderman Jones I contend that there had been a footpath across tha Great Western Railway wharf and below the Great Western Railway wharf running along the top of the river embank- ment—(hear, hear)—and somebody had stopped up that footpath with all sorts of wire and tarred filth aud rendered it impass- able. One of our birthrights is these old foot- patlis-(hear, heiir)-,ind we ought not to allow one to be taken away without making a fight for it.—Mr T. M. Little said there was no need for a law suit. as Alderman Moses had shadowed might ensue, and announced that if the Corporation I were not quick the people of Maindee would go there and pull the obstruction down and throw it in the river. (Laughter.)—Mr Pugsley hoped the attention of the chief of police would be drawn to the fact that there was likely to be a breach of the peace. (Ranewed laughter.) Mr Mordey spoke of his recolleotion of the foot- paths, and Mr Williams proposed as an amend- ment that these obstructions be removed- (Voices That is in the report)-and that the Corporation put up stiles between the foot- path and the Corporation-road. Alderman Moses said the committee were not in favour of stiles what they desired to keep was an open road, which the committee contended had always been there and should be there. (Hear, hear.)- The Mayor drew the attention of the Council to the fact that the report proposed to do the business far more effectually than anything else, -Mr W. J. Lloyd and Alderman Parnall spoke in favour of preserving old footpaths, and as to the valiant wrestles the Corpora. tion had already had, one of which was with the Harbour Commissioners themselves. Mr G. H. Llewellyn askedi in case Mr T. P. Price's agents did not remove the fences, whether notice would be given to the members of the Council nob on the Public Works Committee wheu they, headed by their chairman, marched down armed with axe and crowbar to remove the obstruction. (Laughter and hear.) Subsequently the committee's recom- mendation was adopted, and Alderman Jones's rider that the committee also give attention to the obstruction near Liswerry Pill was accepted unanimously.
RELIEF ROADS AT NEWPORT". Alderman Parnall, at the meeting of the Newport County Council to-day, drew attention to the promise made by Alderman H. J. Davis that the Fields Park-road should be pro- ceeded with as relief works in the event of severe weather being experienced during the present winter. Mr Parnall pointed oub that the winter was broadening into spring without any severe weather, and complained that the Tredegar Estate had not kept faith with the Corporation and town of Newporb in leaving the section over Lord Tredegar's land to the Risca road unfinished and incomplete. (Hear, hear.) Only a fnw hundred yards remained to be constructed. It might be that his friend Alderman Davis, with his acumen, bad some little undercurrent of diplomacy about the road that the Council knew nothing about. Alderman Davis said he did not understand such remarks from any member of that Council. He did not know the word "diplomacy;" all that he had done had been done straightforwardly. Alderman ParuaU reiterated that the general im- pression when these relief works were sanctioned by the Council and the Council agreed to contri- bute a sum of money was that Mr Arthur Evans should complete his share of the road, and that the Tredpgar estate should do that part over Lord Tredegar's land to the Risca road. The Mayor said he was a member of the committee at the time, and remembered the undertaking given. He believed that the good understanding still obtained, and that Alderman Davis weuld see that the work was carried oub. (Hear, hear.)— Alderman Davis said it would be a piece of absurd folly to attempt to make a piece of road during the weather which had obtained for the past six weeks. The carts would have been up to their axles in mud. (Cries of Vote.") The discussion then terminated, but subsequently, in bringing up the Parliamentary Committee's report, Alderman Davis regretted that Alderman Parnalt had left the meeting, and said be defied any member of the Corporation to say that he had failed to comply with any promise he bad made to the Corporation. (Hear, hear.)
MR GLADSTONE AND THE I PAPAL BULL, A Stoclcporb correspondent having written to I Mr Gladstone on the subject of the Pnpl Bull on the Anglican Orders hM received the following reply Dear sir,—In a few wepks 1 hope to publish a small volume of facts which wiii contain what I have to eay upon the Papal Bull condemning Anglican orders. I leave to properly qualified Anglican orders. I leave to properly qualified persons the examination and exposure of his I feeble arguments, but I offer a few comments I upon the strange want ot forethought, courage, and precedence, which, while doubtless acting with good intention, he has exhibited.—Yours vrry faithfully (signed), W. E; GLADSTONE."
DEATH OF AN EX-BANK OFFICIAL A Shepton Mallet correspondent states that Mr Frank May, formerly chief cashier of the Bank of England, died this morning at Batcombe, a secluded village on the Mendip Hills, a few miles from Shepton Mallett. Although he had lived a very quieb and retired life at Batcombe for t'uree or four years he was greatly esteemed by rich and poor alike for his courteous and gentlemnp'v h«arin<r all clashes.
Death of Gwalchmai." THE SENIOR WELSH BARD. The death of the venerable bard, preacher, and writer, Gwalchmai, otherwise the Rev. R. Parry, of Llandudno, deprives the eisteddfod of its hoariest and most historic figure, the Welsh Congregational body of its senior minister, and Wales of its oldest and most revered bard. Born so far back as 1804, the old gentleman had attained the patriarchial age of 94 only six years short of a century and the news of his decease will be received with very great regret by the many thousands of his admirers spread throughout the length and breadth of Wales. At the National Eisteddfodau Gwalchmai was for very many years a prominent -tnd active official, and at the Gorsedd-wbere Clwydfardd (the late Archdruid), Hwfa Mon, and himself impersonated the three primitive bards Plenydd, Alawn, and Gwron-his appearance was invariably one of the sights of the ceremony, his breast being literally covered with glittering silver medals, many of them of enormous size, the; trophies of his eisteddfodic victories. At the national festival at Llandudno, in July last, Gwalchmai missed scarcely a single meeting. With one hand leaning on a stout stick, and the other linked in the arm of his dauehter-whose death we recorded a few months ago—the old man was one of the first arrivals each morning at the eisteddfod on that occasion, and his hale and hearty appearance seemed then to justify the hope that he would outlive the pres(nt century. Gwalchmai may be regarded as the last of the Welsh bards who flourished in the 30's and 40's and helped to restore the eisbsddfod to its pristine glory. He was likewise, the sole survivor of the bardic assembly which in 1832, at the Beaumaris Eisteddfod, in the presence of her Majesty the Queen (then Princess Victoria), took part in the ceremony of "chairing" the successful bard, the late" Caledfryn." A typical Welshman, Gwalchmai traced his descent from Gweirydd ap Rhys Goch, one of the founders of Pymtheg Llwyth G.vynedd (15 tribes of North Wales). In his youth he received a superior education, and in 1832 was ordained the minister of the Welsh Congregational churohes at Henryd and Conway. In subsequent years he ministered at Llandovery and Festiniog, but eventually returned to Llaududno, whe'ye the best parb of his life has been spent. He was a prolific writer, and for many years enriched the magazines of Wales with his literary productions. Among his published works are History of Llandudno" (in English), which is the source whence all the writers of the guides to that popular resort draw their inspiration, Hanes yr Eisteddfod," John Elias," Enwogion Mon," Lleoedd o Ddyddordeb Hanesyddol yn Nghymru," YmneiUduaeth yn Mon," and Barddoniaeth." He contributed 995 articles to Owen Jones's Cyntru ("Wales") compiled the best part of a Welfh dictionary, wrote pamphlets on Education in Wales," described Welsh religion in a series of articles to the Evangelical Magazinwrote a novel, and prepared Welsh versions of several valuable English works, including Dr. Dick's "Philosophy of Future State." It was as a Welsh bard, however, that he was best known and his trophies included 16 silver medals, two gold medals, and seven or eight oak chairs His chief eisteddfodio victories were Yenr. Place. subject. 1835— Llanerchymedd Trafnidiaetb. 1355—Bala Blegv.ryd ap Seisyllt a Cherddoiaeth. 1839-Mertljyr Coroniad y Frenhines Victoria. 1842-Llifon Llosgiad y Twr Gwyn. 1851-Liverpool. Ivlordwyaeth. 1853—Abergavenny Cyflafan Derwyddon Mon 1859—Llanerchymedd Y Dychiveliad o Babilon. 1867—Carmarthen Y Milflwyddiant. 1877-Llallwrt Dewi o Ddyfed. His seal for the eisteddlod and all Welsh in- stitutions was unbounded, and only a few months ago, when the Gorsedd was so fiercely attacked by Professor ialorris Jones, the aged bard, though in his 94th year, rushed to the fray in defence of his beloved institution, and declared his intention of writing a book which would dumbfound the oritics. Possibly, had he lived a little longer he would have carried out that intention. To know Gwalchmai was to esteem and revere him, aud his death is sincerely mourned.
NEW MATES AT NEWPORT. I His Worship Reminded of a Promise. I At the monthly meeting of the Newport I County Council to-day, Alderman Paruall brought up the report of the Finance Committee, who recommended a general district rate of Is 9.1 in the £ and a borough rate of Is 8,.1 in the £ fur the ensuing half-year. Ald. Davis drew attention to tha fact that the greater rate was estimated to produco £18,900, whilsb the borough rate was expected, to realise £ 22,900. Alderman Parnall explained that one was the net. amount and the other the gross sum. Mr Williams proposed as an amendment that the estimate be reduced by 2d or 3d and Mr Libtle, in seconding the amendment, pointed out that there had been little or no advance in the expenditure of the town, whilst the rateable value was increasing.— The Mayor: The Parks and the Infectious Diseases Hospital increase our expenditure by £ 5,000 it year. Mr Little: At a public meeting two months ago you promised a reduction of rates, Mr Mayor.—The Mayor (incredulously): Promised what (Laughter.)— Mr Little A reduction of r;ttes.-Tiio Mayor I did not know that I made that promise. (Laughter.)—Mr Little asked that the Id should be taken off the poor rate, and declared that if the Council did not do so he hoped ratepayers would require it at their heads. (Laughter.)— Mr Gower supported the amendment to indicate his dissatisfaction with the way in which the estimates were prepared and submitted to the Finance Commit- teej He thought the latter ought to have the power to revise th estimates of tha different committees. Mr Llewellyn ^pointed out that the different committees should exercise economy. Mr Wheeler denied that pauperism was on the deorease, itistaucing that £ 1,000 mors was distri- buted amongst the poor than in the previous year. Mr Little In proportion to the population there has been a decrease.—Mr Parry said there had been an increase of only £ 18,000 in the rateable value during the past three years, and with reference to Mr Gower's assertion, declared that every care and caution was exercised in drawing up the esbimates by the committees he served upon. On a division there were 6 for the amend, ment and 25 against the rates consequently remain undistilleu )ti their full terrors. _r-
THE PLYMOUTH COLLIERIES I A'lBI! RATION. In order to receive a. report oE what had lately occurred in the London Courts in connection with the Plymouth Col fieries'arbi tration, -,tmassmeeting of the Plymouth Colliery workmen was held on Monday night at the Temperance Hall, Merthyr There was a large attendance. Mr E. Rohbins, checkweigher, was in the chair. Mr Enoch Archer said that in reply to a letter of sympathy with Mr D. A. Thomas, M.P., in his illness, which he had been authorised by the workmen to send, he had received a letter from Mr H. O. Hughes conveying from Mrs D. A. Thomas the warmest thanks of Mr Thomas and herself for their kind vote of sympathy. Alderman David Morgan then gave a lengthy statement as to the proceedings lately in London, and explained the details of the decision m the case. Their position now was that Mr F, T. James, as an arbitrator, was called to give an award on the allowances, and their claim for nompensation was to go back to the judge again, and he was to determine whether they were to have any compensation, and he was to say how much, if any, that they were to receive. Several questions were pub to the miners' agent, and by him answered, after which Mr Miles, secretary to tihe workmen's side of the South Wales Sliding Scale, addressed the meeting at length. Mr Enoch Archer moved "That the meeting, having heard the explanation of the agent, is fuUy determined that the most,, advisable course is to proceed with the matter." Mr Archer's motion was passed with only two dissentients.
HOWELL'S SCHOOL, LLANDaFF. A meeting of the Finance and House Commit- tee of Howell's Gla-morgan County School for Girls was held at the Sohool House, Llandaff, on Monday. The were present the Rev. Alderman Aaron Davies (in the chair), Miss Hughes, Miss Watson, Miss Huribatfc, Mr T. M. Franklen, Mr John Duncan, Mr F. H. Jotham, and Sir Robert A. Morris, Bart. The question of the develop- nn-nt of the land around the school was disoussed, and a communication from the Charity Commis- sioners on the subject was read, and after full consideration a. small committee was appointed to draw np conditions for the letting of the land. A letter was read from the clerk to the Llandaff parish Council complaining of the state of the footpath leading from Llandaff-road into Pencisely-road, juid the clerk was requested to reply, stating thab during the alterations some inconvenience was necessarily inevitable, but that very shortly the path would be put in a batter condition. It was resolved to send a remonstrance to tVm Comity Roa.ds Committee for the very neglectful and muddy state of the road opposite the school, and the olerk was directed to communicate with the Roads and Bridges Committee on the subject.
TRADE OF LLANELLY. I The number of vessels that paid dues at LlanpHy during January was 92, as compared with 62 in December and 60 in January of last year. The imports were 8,687 tons, as compared with 8,007 in December and 7,120 in Jamuary of last yjsr. The exports (exclusive of binphitns) were 8,368 tona, as compared 31,705 in December and 12,011 in January, 1896. At Burry I Port 22 vessels paid dues, as against 21 in December and 19 in January of 1896. The exports of coa! ware 8,630, as against 9,700 in iv ,-bt-r "nd 7.130 of January of last year
CRETAN REVOLT. Canea in Flames. I fURTHER DETAILS OF THE I FIGHTING. GRAVE CONDITION OF AFFAiiiS. CANEÅ, Monday.-The tires in the town, had which broken out afresh,have now been totally extinguished. Altogether 200 dwellings are in ruins, including several large oil factories. At leasb 5,000 Christians have fled from the place, Dearly 2,000 of whom were Saken on board British men'of-war. The Greek war vessels bavenow taken off the last of the Christian fugitives. Tran- quillity now exists in the town aud its vicinity,— Eeuter.
ROATH (CARDIFF) HARRIERS. On Saturday afternoon the Roath (Cardiff) Harriers held a "straight out" handicap for points nvi't the club's Llanrunuiey oourse, dis- tance, 5 miins. The trail was laid by A. James, A. Thomas, T Griffith, and J. H. VVonnacott, and Messrs W. Fairlan|b and J. W. Thomas I officiated as judge and timekeeper respectively. In aonsequenoe of the recent heavy rain the oountrv was very heavy, and times were therefore slow. Tii- best time done was bv K. T,:vi»-'n*nb scratch). 38min.
Te day's Starting Prices. I NOTTINGHAM NO. Oi I PACE RUUPivs. wiNN'. n. I Annesley 5 Hawkwood 11 to 4 on 11 to 4 on Leen 10 Kenmare 10 to 1 yg 10 to lag Stoke 5 Lord Percy.. 5 to 1 ag 5 to 1 ag
i Newmarket Training Notes. I I [BV OU It NEWM.VRKKT CORRKSPO.N'BK.N'T 1 i NEWMARKKT, Tuesday.—On the Racecourse side, Huggins's Diakka galloped a miie. Marsh's Paris III., j Persimmon, Balsamo, Oakdene, Farrant, Minstrel, I and St. Nicholas were given a similar gallop. J. Dawson's, jun., Tambour, Lord Hervey, Lord Hyde, Mackimmie, Kocb-iate, Villiers, Vizard, Tut ban, and' Queen Isolde were sent a mile. Cannon's Bar- calwhey galloped three Piiles St. Antoine was sent two inile,, Knife Koy, Carton Pierre, Bow Window, and Diameter weut a mile and a quarter. G. Cbaloner's Chekoa gallops I two miles and a quarter. Blaekwell's Anfielot, Cheery Bob, Lowly, La ba gesso, Luischen, ;md Doarna negotiated ,•>. mile. On the Bury side, Evan's Noah's Ark, Hapallo Punchestown, Ortolo, Gallinco, Spook, Chasseur' Coyltoi-, and Eager galloped six furlonts. ,\V. W&ugh's Palmerstoii, Palaverer, Yorker, Saros.Bogey, Souvenir IV., GueiTier, md Kessored went the same di*tance •Sherwood's Eileen Aigas, 0;<hir, Mintfield Cold Steel, Splendour, Sisyphus. Holy Friar' IV., GueiTier, md Kessored went the same (ii,,tatice. Sherwood's Eileen Aigas, 0;<hir, Mintfield Cold Steel, Splendour, Sisyphus. Holy Friar' Hendersyde, Merle, Asterie, The Dowager' Baillarina. and Vitnla did useful five furlongs work. J. Day's Constantine, Winchester, and Athlone were sent six furlongs. Hayhoe's Imposition, Gulistan, Amandier, Brigg, Grip, Goletta. Moor, and Morissia covered five furlongs. G. Dawson's; Chancery St. Issey Cyrenian, Leydenherg, Kah-mn-Wusk, Bank Holiday', covered five furlongs. G. Dawson's; Chancery St. Issey Cyrenian, Leydenherg, Kah-mn-Wusk, Bank Uolidav, and Mistress Penn covered the same distance. Gib- bons's Aureus, Spur Royal, The Nipper, Peacock, Filliford, South Australian, Tarboltou, Speed Wools' thorpe. and Sati galloped fivejfurlongs. Lett for Nottingham—San Lucar. Left for N ollingham-San Lucar.
I Official Scratching. I u [STJPPLIED BY JIRSML.S WEATHEruy.1 I All engagements—Oregon, Champs d'Or Nottingham eng,,igeiiieiitq-,S"Ivi Ili, The Commodore St. Elmo, Runnelstone, Polly Perkins. I A nnesley Hurdle, Nottingham-Curfew Bell. Annesley Hurdle, Nottingham—Curfew Bell. Thorneycroft Hurdle, Wolverhampton—Curfew Bell. Cardinal Hurdle, Sandown—Grimpo.
I Hunting ADDointmenta. I GLAMORGANSHIRE HOUNDS. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Three Allies, at 11 a.i* Friday, Feb. 12, at Llanelay Bridge, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Three Allies, at 11 a.i* Friday, Feb. 12, at Llanelay Bridge, at 11 a ta YSTRAW HOUNDS. Tuesday, Feb. 9, a.t Rhiwfelan, at 10 a.ra Friday, Feb. lii. at Black Cock, at 10 a.m. CAR MA aniENSH UtK FOXHOUNDS. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Parke Gate, at 10.45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1. at Ferryside, at 10.45 a.m. TIVYSIDB FOXHOUNDS. Thursday, Feb. 11. ;it Newchapel.at ;0.^5 a.m I PEMBROKESHIRE HOUNDS. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Ford Bridge, at 11 a..III.
N.O.U. —CYCLISTS are cordially invited to a Smoking Concert at the Royal Hotel, Cardiff, on Wednesday, 10th February, at 7.30 p.m. Major- General Le will preside, and rresent the John Young Testimonial and the 1896 Welsh Championship Medals, Smoking Concert at the Royal Hotel, Cardiff, on Wednesday, 10th February, at 7.30 p.m. Major- I General Le will preside, and rresent the John Young Testimonial and the 1896 Welsh Championship Medals, Admission free. 690e
I SPORTING ITEMS. I Silver M«z?, although a rery littip one, is like I her dam, Silver Spur, a thorough good stayer. I D una Forget was jumping hurdles yesterday at F-,xiiili in the course of a steady mile gallop. Mr S Hordern, one of Aus tabu's beet known ri,cehormf owners, intends to visit England during Ii the ensuing racing season. Lady Tertius, whose transfer from the post to the paddock we recently announced, will have Ravensbury for her first mate. Blairfinde, who gave Darling so much trouble when in training at Beckhampton, has commenced his career as a stallion at the tJruree Stud. The New Yerk Spirit cf th« Timts states that after Mr August JBelmont's recent consignment of thoroughbreds hid reached Albert Docks, London, they wer« "shipped to Newmarket! The three two yfear olds, Fiying Colours, Sauce Tar tare, and Alfar, wece the principal winners for Bedford Cottage last season. Between them they amassed just over £5,000 in stakes for their trainer, Jewitt, whose total successes numbered 53, divided among no fewer than 35 horses. A prominent professional jockey is understood to have expressed a desire to ride The Soare* in the forthcoming Grand National, but last year's hero will most probably on this occasion be the I mount of Mr G. S. Davies. Or. authority neually to be relied upon, it is stated that R. Niglitintfalf has been secured for Wi id Man from Boroeo. Mr H. Brocklebank s'ates that he intends to run his fawn dog puppy Bollinger, by Restorer out of Persephone, in the Waterloo Cup next week. Mr W. H. Smith, of Sutton, will be week. Mr W. H. Smith, of Sutton, will be represented in the Waterloo Cnp by Hurroo, a third season dog bringing to Dr. Hopkins, whose nomination, it ha5- now been decided, will whose nomination, it ha5- now been decided, will be filled by Guess It. Mr A. J. Humphrey runs one of Messrs Fawcett's. I One that is genmne'y fancied for the Lincoln Handicap in ceroain clevtr quarters is Gulistun. He was perhaps the third best of the classic three yeaOr olds of last yoar. It will perhaps be I remembered that Mr de Rothschild expressed the I opinion that he could have won. the Derby with him had St. Frusquin and Persimmon been out of the wiy. An ordinary Derby winner in the Lincoln Handicap at 8 t, would appear to be very choice good indeed. He has grown into a very beautiful har-D. and will carry his weight with ease. Some important trials of Waterloo dogs from Messrs Fawoett's kennels toc'k place yesterday at Lytiism. The weather unfortunately was wet. Mr F. G. Fawcett and Mr Mugliston, the Ridgway secretary, were present, Four dogs ran, and the trials were to settle which shouid represent Mr F G. Fawceit, Mr Humphreys,and Lord Sefi-un in the Waterloo Cup. Our oorres- pondent was afterwards informed that no decision upon this matter had up to then been come to. The trials had been good ones, the hares sustain- T.ifrt-hn !-Vr>o-'Vii Ru'pw.iy standard. The entries for Craft's great dog show, which opens to-morrow at the Agricultural Hall, Islington, number upwards of 3,000, and em- brace famous animals from all parts of Europe. From the Sandringhom kennels the Clumber spamel Sandriugham Rally, and the rough-coated Basset hound, Sandringham Babil, in addition to the Lapland sledge dog, Perla, will be shown. Besides these dogs, which are exhibited by the Prince, the Princess of Wales shows her collie Dainty in two classes, and the Basset hounds Vivian and Hero in one class each. Notable amongst the general exhibits will be a couple of grac^ful-Ioooking Borzois, shown bv Prince Demidoff, and this variety is also well supported by the Duchess of Newcastle, whose kennel of the breed at Clumber can only be sur- passed by the hounds belonging to the Imperial family of Russia. According to the Australasian, Mr W. T. Jones, who is at present ill Enrland, wrote home by the last mail that he was very anxious for Walter Hickenbotham to journey to England with Newhaven. After the news of Newbaven's win in the Melbourne Cup came through Mr Jones was approached by a racing man anxious to buy. Eight thousand was the price offered for Newhaven. but it was deolined. I believe we can easily get £ 10,000 for him," wrote Mr Jones. With regard to Newhaven's future Mr Jones says Our present intention is only to run him for weight-for-age races in March, then, throw him oB and get him ready to ship to England. I hope Hiokenbotham will see his way clear to bring him, and to stay with him about IS months. We are prepired to treat liberally with him. Hickenbotham understands him, and take my word he would hold his own in this country."
TO DAY'S MARKETS. CORV. HULL, Tuesday.—-A small show of English wheat, which was difficult, to sell at 's per qr. however, leaking 29 to 30s foreign exyeriencen a similar re- duction, selling at 29s to Ms per qr. Malting barley dull at 22s to 26s, and grinding at 17s 6d. Oats, 17s to ISs. Beans, 2^s to 29,. Maize, 14s to 17s. Wind, WI; cloudy, mild. LIVERPOOL, Tuesday. Wheat slow trade 1/2e1 under Friday's prices-No. 1 California!), 6s 8d te 6s 9d spring. 6s 5d to 6s 7d Kansas, 6s to 6s 4V>d. Beans quiet, unchanged—Saidi, 26s 3d to 200 6d. Peas, <s 5.1. Ofl.tn slo w, unchanged—white, 2s 6d to 2s Pd yehow, 2s Id to 2s 3d. Maize—slow trade, weak market Id under Friday old, 2s 93'4d to 2s 10d new, 2s to 2.s 73/2d. Fleur unchaugsd. Weather S.W., fair. CATTLE. "ALFOitr). Tu,-z,lay.-At, market-cattle 2,736,7tra.de dullt r sheep 7,Jëi, with good demand calves 175 slow business. Quotations Cattle, 5d to 67d; sl.eep.51i2f1 to 8%d calves, 5%d to 7%d per lb. BIHMINUHAM, Tuesday.—Mild weather. Fair supply cittle nnd sheep short supply of pig, trade batter all round. Beef, 4d to 61¡,¡J best Herefords, 63/id mutton, 6d to 8d per lb. Bacon pips, 8s 3d porkers, 3 6d to 8s Ed sows, 5s 9d to 6s per score. tUTTKR. Tuesday. -Ordinary—secswds, 102s thirds. 90s N.Ii If", ell-.ed -line mild, 104s nild. 96s. Kegs- lijild, 9-ts. 1" market— 33 firkins, 20 mild. SUGA.R,. GLASGOW, Tu e,;dav. -Improved demand good busi- ness done at yesterday's prices. The oliial report states Steadier toue more doing at firm prices. :sh. »RI v.suv, Tuesday.- Fifteen steamers a.nd SO smacks brought fair supplies fair decant). Soles. Is to 15311; I I od to Is brills, 8d t-o.lOd lobsters, Is 9d per lb pl.ic! 3R to 5s lemon soles,4s to 6" 6d whitings, 3s 9d whitches, bs to 6s lire halibut, 5 to 7s dead, 3s U 4s 61 per stone lire ling, 4s tict. 2s to 35 live oed. 3s to 6s tlead, Zs bd to 3s 6d live skate, 55 dead, 4s eilek kit 10s to 12s 6d per box. nAn «!K1- Tuesday.—Rather short supplies, but irati. dull with drooping tendency in prices owing to un- favourable weather. Knglisli 3!1 bot t» 3" Id fScotcii side*. 5s 8d to 4s shafts, 4s to 4s 4d Amer fan, 2s t. os 4d Kritish nftuttoi*. 4s t. 4s 6d foreign, 2« 8rt to 3s 4d veal, 35 w 4s 4. park, 2s 8d t. 3s 6d per 31kip. MAY AND STRAW. LftNnON, Tuesiia.y.—Rather short supplies 1.11. tmole moderately active at late prices :—'iood to r> ,«« h.;y, feu- i*. 8S< :,ur to ia'i 40^ 10 55^ j-i.tni to priiai. ciort:, 7ts tr. pfc, inferior tu fair de.. 45 i lo 45s Mix Mir* ai4ci sainfoin, its to 85s straw, 21,1 t. Sis psr load.
TOMORBOW (Wednesday), Feb. 10th, Ornnpe- town v. Heath Rovers. District Cup 'lie, at Orange Ground. Kick-off at 3.30. Admission, 3d. 205 BARKY 1ST h tvs next. Satin-DAY open home will gire guarantee or return. Barry 2nd have next Saturday open away. — Williams, Sec. GRAND FOOTBALL MATCH. —Taff Vitle Park, Poi. yptidd. Glamorgan League v. Monmouthshire Monday, March 1st. Grand Stand seats re- served limited, 2s each. — Apply Lewis, Secretary, Pontypridd. 703e NEWPORT Y. CARDIFF. SATURDAY, FEB. 13TH, AT CARDIFF. Kick-off 3.30. Reserved Seats inside ropes, Is each, not including admission to field. 632e 8. Queen-street. C. S. ARTHUK.
;=- THE FLOODS. More rain fell at Windsor during the night, aud the Thames rose three inches higher. The road between Willowbrook, Eton, and Datchet is now impaBsable. The floods are subsiding in the Lincolneshire fens this morning. The river Welland, which, owing to its great height, threatened Spalding with floods, bas gone down three inches during the past 24 honrs. The water on the extensive flooded lands in the district Is also going down satisfactorily.
RHONDDAiINDTHE EDUCATION BILL. At. the monthly meeting of the Biiondda School oit Monday, Mr Bevan presiding, the Rev. Mr Charles proposed that a delegate representing the board should form one of the proposed deputation to wait upon Mr Balfour.—Mr Daniel Thomas seaonded the propus 'tiou.-It was eventually decided that the Kev. W. Mcurit, vice-chairman, should represent the board IloS one of the deputation of the various Schoo! Boards, and in the event of hie failing to attend, that the Rev. W. Charles, Treorky, be entrusted with the representation.
——n. m rm f«, M,t, NEW HIGH SHERIFF OF HAVERFORDWEST. At the quarterly meeting of the HaverfordweA Town Council on Monday a vote of oondolence with the family of the late Mr Thomas James, High Sheriff of the town, was adopted. Mr Harold Jaenes, second son of the deceased Sheriff, was chosen to the vacant office.
Com.-Sergt. Major Dane, R.A., has been posted to the Permanent Staff Glamorgan Artiil- lery, Western Division.
BiRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS, I BATES.—On February 6th, at Chatham, Percy Roy, dearly beloved son of E. and E. Bates, aged 7 years, OEL.—On the 6th inst., at 10, George-street, Cathays, Francis Noel, age 70, formerly Maria-street. Funeral Wednesday, 3 30. 983 BALL.—February 6th, at 18, Llanfair road, Cardiff Percy, beloved son o William and Elizabeth Ball, aged six ye 993 MORGAN.—On the 4th inst., at 6, Wyndham-road, Williajn Morgan, for 23 years clerk of works to tlx Cardiff Corporation. Funeral leaves house on Wednesday, at 2.30, for Llandaff Cathedral. Friends. please accept this intimation. 6665
goo Ksit for Tlaisifiratiou. 'HO Let—A young M.an desirous of letting best part of -L bouse to respectable coupit ia Dart payment, keeping his rooms clean respectable neighbourhood hot, oold bath.—Write A 251, Echo, Cardiff. 231 HOUSE and Stable to Iiet: 17, Paget street.— Apply 42, Caroline street. Z3t t*ECOND-band Billiard Table for Sale Burroughes and KJ Watts,—Apply Oxford Hotel. The Hayes, Cardiff. 238 V\7 ANTED, General Servant.—Apply Four F,li»« Hotel, v Roath, Cardiff. 2H6 OSIERY.-WanLed. an Apprentice.-Adama. 64. St. Mary street. Cardiff. 228 Boxes left at No. 50, Kediaver street, Grangetown, Cardiff, unless claimed in three days, will be sold to defray expenses. 216 \\7 ANTED, a staid JVLau competent to drive a br^ke io ^V—town^-Apply 14, Clive str.e.. Grangetown, Cardiff.222 V\7 ANTED, rxperieuced Head Ki chenm.ud tor well- known ItestauraDt: well-up in her duties; good wa^es. Also UDder Kjtcheumaid, used to cooking vege* tables: wages, £ 14.—Apply Albert Restaurant, Newnort, Moo; 734e ANTKD, experienced Dressmaker: also Person for repairing gentlemen's clothing and belp &ssi«t iu wardrobe business,—Kobins, 192, Commercial rd., Newport. ^•EOOND-h^nd Baker's Covered Cart, £ 6: several Trapt k-7 from £ 3 10s 3 New Pony Crank-axles 2E New Traus. Avery, Coachbuilder, Newport. 737e V\/ ANTED, to Adopt Child small premium good home.—Write Baby, Echo Office, Newport. 736e t^UKNISHED Apartments to I.tt front sitting and X middle bedroom, use cf stove terms very moderate. Appiy 19, Keauchamp street, Riverside. 220 CHOP Fixtures.—For Sale, clothier's dummies, coal 1^ busks, gas fittings must be £ old premises tot.—- Apply 174, Clare road, Cardiff. 217 COMFORT ABLE Apartments suit a youug gentleman Apply 41. Mackintosh place. Cardiff. 225 1"*° a B00d Yar(ij corner of Eyre and Railway streeia Splott. Apply 4ot Carlisle street., Cardiff. 221 T) ENTS collected by experienced Young Man suret] J l given distress warrants tor rent and bills of sale executed by trus: worthy staff of bailiffs.—Apply A. R. 94 Broadway, Ro,.U;. Uardifi. 224 A PAliTMEN'i^. —ijargt; Front Sitting, one or two Bed- x^. rooms suit two or three gentlemen board if required t.e_t_=-12, Fitzaiau place. 229 ^■^I^EESSES.-Wanted, good Buttonhole Hand am* Mii'1 ^°n vest c»oaU al3° i*a Apprentice,—Apply Mm iane Chambers, Mil! lane. 227 IF you want a Gold Wedding Ring at 5s 6d,Telephone &M to xslaiberg a Arcade. Selection sent. 225 IF you want » & Wedding King, 22C¿:3¡d,t., Telephone S36 to BlaibcrftV Arode- ¿'2; IF you want a ISs Gold Keeper or Gem Ring, lSc" Tele- phone 836 to Blaiberg's Arcade. 223 IF u Wlm". an 18ct. Euglish Gold liever at £6 Telephon* A fob to Blaiberg s Arcaar. 223 IF you cannot spare thE time, Telephone 836 to Ulaibergle Arcade for Silver Alberts. 5s 6d. 223 I1 £ 0,ea"UOL ths house Telephone i36 tor Gent/i Gold Alberts, 50s. 223 IF-you are fhy Teleplione 836 w^UibTrr^TAroade for Wedding Kings, 5s 6d, ISs, 3us, 50s. 223 IF you are tired. Telephone 836 to Blaiberrs Arcade for 5ct Brooches, 22s 6d, Blaiberg's Arcade. 225 IF J,00! wo"ld. likl' consult at home, Telephone 836 tc Uaiberg g Arcade. Lady's Gold Watcb, 50s. 223 IF you are nervous ot buyicg yourself .^selection sent bi telephoning to 836. 223 IF you Wnt Diamond Rings (show at home to your people first), Telephone 836 to Blftiberg's Arcade. 223 IF ? RJ^>and .>irt (i.s 6d) or~Hosiery,"Tele- X phopc;S36to Biaiberg*s Arcade. 1 F you want Pair B;ankete or Sheets, *c.. Telephone 836 to Blaiberg's Arcade. 223 IF you vant Clothing, Suits, io.. Telephone 836 fo Blai- b'¡; Arcade. 223 IF you want to Sh-ot-H-Tlephone 136 to Bioor¡'1 Arcade, Selection sent. 223 It you Telephone 836 to Blaiberg's Arcade, Selection sent. Nothing too little or too bis. 223 IF ou live a long way off, Solve your time and tram fares. TClephODP 83i to Blaiberg's Arcade. 223 IF you arc not on the Telephone, call at the nearest Call Officc, riDg us up, 836 we bring the articles for iQ. spsction 223 IF Subscribers dpirp to see a selection at office or Dome, i'ele^hone 836 Blaiberg's Arcade. 223 IF you want to buy Ansonia Alarm Clock, 4s, Telephone SJo to Biaiberc's Arcade. 223 2. APPRENTICE wanted to learn the Saddle and Harness Making.—Apply E. It. Jones, Saddler to Cardiff Cor- poration, Salisbury road. 'Ll4 WANTKD. strong Girl as Generai aole to wash, two ill family.—Mrs Jones, Saddler, Salisbury road, Cardiff. Reference required. 215 ri^EA aud Grocery.—Wanted immediately, smart pudung ■t. Man as Canvasser state salary, experience, tc —S, Echo Office, Swansea. 732e PAINTER aud Pap^rhanger seeks Situation.— Apply K James, No. 1, Sunnybank, Eactbroolt, near Dinai Powis, Cardiff. 213 UNFURNISHED Apartments to Let.—Apply 10 U Rawden place. Riverside. 196 X^OK Sale, cheap. To New Villas, 26 and 28. Lionel road Canton, now being papered out three beorooms, hot end cold baths, gas fittings throughout, two parlours, k ilchen, scullery, long garden, back astrance ground rent. £8: three-quarters of the purchase money may remain on mortgage.—Apply Mr Hawkins, 13, Pembroke ter.. Cardiff. 1- <^IX Houses for Sale, within 10 minutes' walk of St. Marj £ 3 street: a sale investment low price. -J. T. Saunders, Auctioaoer 23, St. Mary street. 202 A Well-known Shop for Watch, Clock, and Jewellery Repairs.—Strooe It, Co. IE. Castle road. Cardiff. HOI A Well-known Shop for Spectacles and Folders sight jti. tested free.—Strong k. Co., 18, Castle road, Cardif £ .201 SHOP to Let parlour, kitcheu, scullery, back entrance, large cellar, five bedrooms rent 10s clear also two- stall Stable Coachhouse, and Loft rent 4&ldr Riley, 139, Portmanmoor road, Caidifi. oo VST ANTED, Young Lady to assist manageress in small Temperance Hctel: must be good cook companion ;,b1e also Chambermaid.—X 206, Ucho, Cardiff. 20o C1LARE road.—First-lass Bustaea* Pramiaes for Sale J good living accommodation large yard and back entrance low price.-J. T. Saunders, Auctioneer ane Estate Agent, 29, St. Mary street, Cardiff. 204 \\7 AN TED, a strong Girl, about 17.—Apply 17. Oorrt-y- V v vil road, Penarth. 2#7 HARDWARE, Fancy, and Sweet Business for Sale, ir 1-1 good business thorouglifare stock and fixtures at valuation good opening.—J. T. Saunders. Accountant aud Auctioneer, 29. St. Mary street, Cardiff- 203 EXPERIENCED General wanted immediately.—31, Cathedral road. 212 WANTED by good Dressmaker, Plain Sewing Work a< Ladies' Houses.—Hiss Taylor, 12, Moira ter., Roath21( WANTED, General, about 18, able to wash and do plait v oooking: housemaid kept.-Apply Mrs Edwards Brewery House, Rhyrnney. 211 HOUSE, Madras street. Upper Grange also klouso, 13 Gough street, 8s weekly.—Apply Thompson, 71, Adas street.:C,<rdiff, 268 WANTED, a strong Girl, one who has been used tc ehildrea.—Apply 13, Church street. CardiS 19 £ \*7 ANTI5D, Cook, £ 17 Girl, as Apprentice to stationer} » business good Generals in want of situation; Cook. £ Housemaid, £16,-Apply 14, Castle road, oppo- site Paradc. 193 r|X) Let (Hairdresser and Tobacconist or Coffee Tavern 1 X convenient Shop with two entrances main thorough- lore.—W197, Eoho Office. Cardiff. 197 lore.—W197, Eoho Office. Cardiff. 197 UR Sale. as a going concern, an oid-eatablisbed Coal IF Business, with house, stables, horse, cart, baskets, scales, tc. cause of sellinr. ill-health.—Apply Daries. 56, Ruby street Cardiff. 194 1 UJLIAMS'S Annual Sale. — Tec-guinea Badiuoa vv Suites for 7i guineas—14, High street. 199 WILLIAMS'S.—Full-siise Feather Beds in linen ticks, 25s 6d. -14. High street. I" WILLIA S'S.-Wool Mattresses in good Belgian tick, f" 10s 6d, fnll gtee.—High street, 199 W II.LIAMS'S.—Chests of Drawers, 17s lid larger riae 22c 6d —14, High street. 199 ILLI.%KS-Sutknd, well-made Leather ouite, iiid n ded back aw&U ohairg, L3 15s.—14, H«gh street. 199 V? ILLiA MBf>. —Saddlebag SuiWa. goW louud ipat 0/ » » guineas.—14, Hjgh-street. 195 \\7XLLIAMS'S.—Several tons of Linoleum at sale prices W 199 IIJ,IAKS*S.-Good full size Bedstead for lis lid- w 14, High street. l- \\7 iLLi¡MS'H1I4Iome Parisian Bedsteadefor 3s 199 \\) IL1 JAMB'S— Extending Dining Tables good fuxiit, v v with extn leaf, 39* 6d.—High street. 199 \*7 ILLIAMS'S.—Braes Rail Fendera, 4s lid. For 1' v V days only. 199 'ITlL1¡[iMS'SAnnu.l Sale, for 14 days only.-Be e;¡rb and get a bargain. 199 STRONG, active Man wanted for Auction Rooms an.c Furniture Salerooms in Glamorganshire experieoor preferred references required —T 184, Echo Office Cardiff. 184 TO Let, 5, Arran street good convenient bouse, with four bedrooms.—Apply same address. 135 |i>QR hale, large quantity of Pitch pine. Deals, and Long X ends also lot of Second-hand Ship's Blocks, cheap — Apply Thomas Coles, top West But,! Dock, or 2, Godfrey street, Cardiff. 186 W'ANTED, respectable Girl (about 17), good reference* —Apply 22. Baugor road, 6 to 8. 1S1 UAPETY Pneumatic quite new balls throughout, IkJ diamond frame, £6 worth £ 20.—V 119. Echo Office, Cardiff. 189 8 Spring Gardens court (off Queen street), rent 6e 6d, to respectable person.—Apply Mr John Jenkius. 10, o sLgat. street. Cardiff. IU 5it. Sapphire street, Roath, to Let: four bedrooigs. Vene- tian bards, gas, bay window.—Apply Sutherland, 4. Cyril orescent, Ruatn, Cardiff. 182 A clean respectable Girl (about 13) wanted as Nurse two A ahjJdrn,-Ap,.ly 31, Plaeturt^n avenue. ? BOOT Business.—taaleamau seeks engagement; umiw> ..» medium class trade excellent rrferenoes.—Ap,,lj Creed, 3, Rennie street. Cardiff. 191 ,.1'WO Unfurnished Kocms to Let, oven grate, to respect- JL able people without children.—Apply 1, Silver street, Roath. 1 r|M.) Let. Stables and Coachhouse in Charles street.—Api>!j .1. J. J. David & Cg., House Agente. iSt. John's sauiiiv, Cardiff. >?r' li< V. or Separated Mi!k, any Quantity, yeany contract or il aaoammodatioc quality guaranteed well oo»led lo w terms osch only W«;on-super-M.i.re. 118 E- 1;pË1nENcEDG;;en;I-iI-n¿;t:di4telf; four ia Mu itiBBiiy.—Apply, with referenoas, 44, Partridge road, Roath, 'l1i! 190 Anew 1'uuy and Cob-suet- Crank-axle Can, »eoond-hand Bu&iueas Trap. Old Vehicles taken. —Earwocd, Port- manmoor road. Moors, Cardiff 192 OUSE TO LET, 39; NevTUe-street. — Appiy to Cllas. H. Huss and Co., Btite Docks, Cardiff. 735e BL A i B K R «' s A R 0 A D i~, TELEPHONE, 836. On RECEIPT of MESSAGE a REPRESENTATIVE WILL CALi- with a SELECTION of JEWELLERY, etc., to any Address in the District. Goods selected will not be considered sold until bee:! rained. If uoss-tiefactory money will be retumad. For One Penny only any peruoB caa Call at ti* nearest Telepbone Call Oftce and request us tc Cal with a Selection. Thereby saving time, tram fares dirty weather, etc. 223
The Licensing Laws. I Meeting of the Royal Commission. I WORKMEN'S CLUBS. I The Royal Commission on the Licensing Laws met to-day at the House of Lords, Sir Algernon West presiding, in the continued absence through indispo- sition of Viscount Peel. Mr Hall, secretary of the Workmen's Club and Institute Union, gave evidence in defence of such clubs, whose members numbered about a quarter of a million. He complained of the unreliability of the police evidence before the Commission. The police, he alleged, were prejudiced against the clubs he represented because they did not subscribe to police athletic sports or give gold watches to police superintendents on retiring. All licensed victuallers did these things, and so undoubtedly influenced the police to look with favour upon them. The Union insisted on a standard of good character for the clubs, which he declared had prevented excessive drinking. It forbade gambling and was deeply interested in the suppression of bogus clus.
Glamorganshire Assizes. TO-DAY'S PROCEEDINGS. The business of these Assizes was resumed this ,w,,)riiing ab Cardiff, NISI PRIUS COURT. (Before Mr Justice GRANTHAM.) PECULIAR INSURANCE CASE. Marked Conflict of Evidence. MCMURRAY V. GBESHAM LIFE ASSURANCE CO. —This was an action for £ 150 brought by William John McMurray. a Swansea commission agent, against the Gresham Life Assurance Company, who were alleged, without just oause, to have refused to pay that amount to plaintiff under a death policy which had been duly assigned to him. Mr Abel Thomas, M.P., and Mr John Plews appeared for the plaintiff, the defendant company being represented by Mr Bowen Rowlands, Q.C., and Mr D. Villiers Meager. A special jury was empanelled. The circumstances were somewhat extraordinary. Plaintiff's case was that he was engaged in cf debt recovery company and acted as commission agent in the Swansea district, and became acquainted through business transactions with a Mrs Elizabeth Jones, wife of a gas worker living at Morriston. In May, 1893, Mrs Jones effected an insurance on her own life with the defendant company for £ 150, and paid the first premium of B3 6s 6d. When the next year's premium became due Mrs Jones found herself unable to pay the amount due, bad trade in the district having reduced her husband's earnings. She told plaintiff this and asked him to buy the policy as she was too poor to hold it. He agreed to purchase the policy for B5, less the amount of the premium then due. He saw Mr Jackson, the company's agent, and asked him if the transaction was in order, and was answered in the affirmative. An assignment of the policy to him was made out, and signed by Mrs Jones. He continued to pay the premiums in 1895 and 1896, and in August of Jasb year Mrs Jones died in a fit. On his application for the sum due on Mrs Jones's death he was told that the policy was void, because certain statements made by her to ths insurance agent who ac- cepted the "life" had been proved to the company's satisfaction to be misleading. Eventually the agent offered him various sums in settlement, the last and largest offer being £ 75. These he had all refused, and had brought the present action to recover the full amount. Iu cross-examination McMurray said lie knew nothing about the insuring of Mrs Jones's husband for the same sum at the same time, or that he had had a conversation with the local inspector of ngents to the Gresham Company about the insuring of the husband. Mrs Jones was nct in very poor circumstances there were many, many poorer families in Morriston. He was not much surprised at the fact that Mrs Jones had insured herself for JB150, as her husband had been getting good wages. He had no knowledge that Mrs Jones had been weakly for several years. Mr Abel Thomas asked and secured leave to close his case, reserving the right to call rebutting --evidence. The D»fenc9. Mr Bowen Rowlands, opening the case for the defence, said that lie would show thatMcMurray's evidence was inaccurate in many respects, that he bad not been a comparative stranger, but a close acquaintance of Mrs Johes, and must hsve known she had for several years been a sickly woman. McMurray was the real insurer of Mrs Jones's life, and witnesses would state that he knew of the insuring of the husband's life. It was beyond conoaption that people in Mr and -Al rs Jones's circumstances would have dreamed of iusuring for B300. Then the state- ments on the proposal were misleading, one being that she had last been under medical treatment, and then for a slight cold, 12 months previously, whilst Dr. E. R;ce Morgan and his assistant would be able to prove that in the March previous to the May in which the policy was issued Mrs Jones had been fre- quently visited, and had been in a very weak state. Mr J. Oynwdd Evans, inspector of agents in 1893 for the Gresham Company, related a con- versation he said he had with the plaintiff, whom he alleged to have told him he had an insurance interest in the life of Mrs Jones. Plaintiff told him he desired to have the policy made out in Mrs Jones's name, he having it assigned to him and paying the whole of tile premiums. Witness said he had tolu McMunay his office would not approve of Mrs Jones, and suggested that the proposal could not be entertained unless her husband was insured as well, the company not caring to take female lives. -Cross-examined He had been a director of the Universal while he was in the employ of the Gresham Company. Subsequently he had given his whole time to tha Universal. He bad' been summarily dismissed from that position, and had taken action against the Universal Company fur wrongful dismissal and for libel, charging them with having alleged that he had been guilty of falsifying their accounts. He had not secured a verdict against the company for the libel. Mrs Jones's name was on the policy, and he admitted writing on the proposal that Mrs Jones insured herself with all rights under theMarried Women's Act,—iVXr Thoinaa You knew-you have said you know—that McMurray was paying the premiums, and that an assignment was Roing to be made out ? Yes.—Then you meant the com- pany to beliove a tie ? Well, if you put it in that way, of course,—Mr Thomas's further questions were directed to show that the witness had imagined the conversation he had spoken to as taking place between him and McMurray befoie the insurance was effeoted. Witness admitted that the Gresham Company had special forms for cases when one person wanted to insure another person's life. Theile forms had not been used in this case; and in answer to Mr Thomas witness agreed that the proceedings, as he described them, were fishy," but declined to agree that he had joined in a fraudulent transaction. Re-examined He had gained a verdicb for 229 odd against the Universal Company for wrongful dismissal.—Dr. E. Rice Morgan was then called. He stated that he attended Mrs J OMs seven times in the March before she becama insured. At that time he certainly did not considar her a fit subjecb for insurance. She was below medium sbabure and of weakly appearanco. She had been suffering with a cold in March, with debility, general weakness, irregularity of the heart, and an unstable and irritable nervous system. [PROCEEDING. ]
Shooting a Lover. A YOUNG WOMAN ATIRESTED, Last night Kate Ling (26), single woman, Blofiald, Norfolk, called upon WiHiam Dyer. farmer, to know what he intended doing or she would have to commit suicide. While walking with Ling towards her grandfather's house, which she kept, he was shot in the back by the young woman. Dyer ran off to a surgeon, who extracted the bullet. Ling was arrested this morning and remanded.
AN ECHO OF THE ABERCYNON STRIKE, Oil Monday Morgan Williams wos summoned at Merthyr for assaulting Ernest Anthony, on the 3rd ms> at Abercyuou. There was also a cross-summons for assault. Mr Charles said a series of assaults had been committed upon com- plainant, who was one of the men who continued to work at the Dowlais Company's Abercynon pit, by defendant, who was one of the strikers. The Stipendiary Magistrate, m Riving the magisterial decision, pointed out that there had been three iissauits upon Anthony of a very bad character. No doubt they were committed because the unfortunate man was trying to earn his livelihood; bub Morgan Williams and his friends thought he ought not to earn hi livelihood, because it inter- fered with them. Williams's oonrluot had been atrocious, and he would be fined j35 and coRts, or in default go to gaol for two months. The oross- summoas would be dismissed*
SHIPBUILDING DISPUTE. The demand made by the carpenters, joiner and shipwrights on the Clyde and at Belfast for an advance of Vsjd per hour has been met by the shipbuilders offeriug d advance, to begin Oil the 1st April and hold good for six month1?. Th.. men nrf taking a ballot on the quosbjon. "ØI,I 1iI" -0
FIRE AT BELFAST. A serious fire broke out thiq morning in the Ermine store of Owen Gallagher, Belfast. (fh, full force of the brigade had to be turned < to prevent the fire extending to the adjoining premises,
The remains of the late Sir Well*, P were cremated at Wuk,i fe; uu SLmday, ineiijbws of his UmiJy only being prt^eab. The deceased distinguished surgeon was one of the founders of the Cremation Society of England, and remained au active mp)nh»r "f i,, n until dnnth.
Bridgend Poaching Affray A TERRIBLE MOONLIGHT ENCOUNTER. I Trial at Glamorgan Assizes. I At the Glamorgan Assizes ab Cardiff to-day,, before Justice Lawranoe, Henry Miller. Thomas Huskins, Thomas Gould, and John Milton were indicted for having, on Dec. 20th, 1896, at Coiby, being armed, enbered, upon a certain close of land in the occupation of Wyndham Thomas Earl of Dunraven, by night, for the purpose of taking and destroying game. A further charge against Miller, Milton, and Huskins was that of, on 20th December, 1896. feloniously attempted to kill and murder Henry Foster, John Shillum, and Roberb Cope, and againsb Gould of unlawfully assaulting John Shillum with intent to occasion him greab acbual bodily harm. Mr Arthur Lewis and Mr Douglas Lewis prosecuted and Mr S. T. Evans, M.P., defendfd. I i P.C. John Shillum, the first witness, ap- peared in the witness-box with one or two pieces of sticking piaister on his head, the retraining attributes of the injuries sustained by him on the terrible night of December 20oh. Witness stated that he was on duty on December 20oh at Coity, when he saw four men crossing the mountain in the direction of Park Garw, a game preserve belonging to Lord Dunraven. He was not near enough to see who the men were, but noticed that oue had a gun with him. Witness remained iu Cotty for a short time, and then went off to the house of Foster, the keeper. It was at that time about 10.30, when, in company with Foster and Cope, both gamekeepers, the three set off to the Park Garw Wood. In this wood they concealed themselves, and after laying for a time, heard footsteps in the thick of the wood and hid behind some trees. A little later the four men came out of the cover, and by the light of the moon, which was shining full, witness and the gamekeepers could olearly see the four prisoners, one of them, Miller, carry ing a gun. Suddenly the prisoners caughb sight of witness and the keepers, and lay down. and witness and his companions advanced. While they were doing this, prisoners Huskins and Gould rushed at witness and struck him a heavy blow on the helmet, smashing in the top of it. Witness had a ground ash stick in his hand, and struck ab Gould with it, and put his snips on Gould's hand. As Gould was falling Hoskins raised » stone and threw it, and a moment later Cope put his baud to his head and fell forward. Foster yelled out to the prisoners, Give in like men," and witness said, You had better do so it's no good knocking one another about." Mi!ler's retort to this was, You let that man (meaning Gould) go," but witness refused and than Miller, who had succeeded in detach- ing the stock from the barrel of his gun, dashed at witness and struck him a blow over the head with it. They were thus all engaged in a hot melee when Miller called out to Milton, Come here and hit him kill the In response to this Milton rushed up to witness and struck him a heavy blow cn the head with a bludgeon, so that he rolled over senseless for a moment or two. On coming round again witness found that Foster and Cope were lying on the ground unconscious, and one of them was bleeding profusely from the head. The four prisoners had by that timo iiiadeoff. Witness was subjected to a Jong cross-examination by Mr S. T. Evans, the evident object of which was to show that the first blow was struck by the chief gamekeepsr, and that Foster's objsct in striking 1-filler was to knock the gun out of his hand. In the course of cross-examination it was admitted by witness that a policeman's staff given by him to Foster some time before was broken in two, but he could not say how it was broken. Robert Cope, th3 undor-gamekeeper, then gave his version of the hot encounter in the woods, and this tallied in ail the more important details with that of the last witness. Subsequently, Henry Foster, the head game- keeper, related the story again. David Robert, carpeuter, deposed to having found a kuuekie duster in the >ood in -which the affray took place. Benjamin Lloyd, cashier, Ffaidau Colliery, where two of the prisoners woiked, gave evidence concerning the fact that the did not turn up at the colliery for some days after the affray. Dr. rJ L nomas Jones gave evidence as to the nafcre of the injuries received by Foster, Cope, ana Shillum. P.C. Alfred Thomas deposed to having been to Milton's house on the day after the affray, and to having found in the house a waistcoat and trousers covered with blood, and to having arrested prisoners. This closed the case for the prosecution, and for bhe defence Mr S. T. Evans oalied Dr. Parry, Pontycymmev, Dr. Evans, and Alderman John Thomas, C.C., to give evidence as to the previous good character of the prisoners. At this point the Court adjonrned for lunoh. Oa reassembling at 2 o'clock Mr Arthur Lewis addressed the jury on behalf of the Crown, and Mr G. T. Ev;iiij, M.P., delivered a lengthy and able pbech for the defence. His Lordship summed up at great length, and at 3.3Q the jury retired te consider their verdict.
I PROGRESS AT PORT TALBOT. I The half-yearly report of the directors of the Port Talbot Docks and Radwav, to be presented to the meeting next week, icdicates that steady, substantial progress is being made in the construction of the new docks and railway. Sixty per cent., or 10 per cent. above half ot the dock has been excavated, and the wall of the lock and entrance as well as the lock gates, are about half finished. The piers are progressing favourablj and the bridges and viaducts of the railway are five-sixths finished, whilst the tunnel is excavated and lined to within 10 per cent. of its total length. The directors bave determined to increase the depth of the entrance look and the size of the dock with the money they have in hand, and consequently hope to augment thereby the earning capacity of the dock. The executive have been cheered and encouraged from the fact thab the whole of the £ 300,000 preference stock has been taken up by the shareholders and that the financial status of the company enabled it to ba I issued at 4 p or co nt.
CHARLEY WOOD. A Well-known Jockey R«turns ts tha saddle. The Press Association's Uewmarkeb oorre- spondent toit,.gri*pbe :-Cl,%rles Wood, the well. known jockey, who reoently had his licence renewed, arrived here last evening. He stated in the course of an interview this morning that pend. ing further arrangements be will stay at Lowther House. He made an early a barb to-day at his old profession doing some hard gallops one several two year olds and old horses on the Water Hall ground. He averred bhab from the timp of his first mounting he felt in every way up to his old form, and was never in better health. He gave it to be understood that Lord Rosebery and Mr Martin D. Rucker will be first t) require his services, and said that, all bein weB, he will make a start ab Lincoln. Wood is delighted with the cordial reception which he has met with since his return to the saddle.
I WAlt IN CUBA. I MADRID, Monday.—An official telegram from Hllvana. states that a number of engage i mentis have been fought between Spanish troops and tho rebels, the latter losing 42 men. A deputation of agriculturists will to-day urge the Government to recruit the Army with Volun- teers next year, so that the supply of agricultura labourers many not rnn short.-Reuter. NBWYOSK,Monday.—A Havana telegram says: It is rep;>rt»?d that 9paiu is preparing another draft of 50.000 men to be sent to Havana on March 1st. Although General Weyler states that the island is pacified, no one is safe three miles outside Havana.
ALARMING NEWS fROM I CONSTANTINOPLE. I CONSTANTINOPLE, Sunday.There is a pora'.s- tent rumour in diplomatic circles hwe tu-day that I tent rUlUour iu diplomatic circles h",e tu-day that the Moslems are planning a greab demonstration. The patrols have been doubled and the officers instructed to fire upon all rioters should they "i 1; -r. —XrVfr~
FIGHTING AT HALEFA. CHRISTIAN NOTABLES PROCLAIM UNION WITH GREECE. ATHENS, Monday Afternooll.-Canea. is still burning. A large force of Christians gathered near Halefa has been doubled, and general fighting is now going on there. In the interior the authorities are openly arming the Mussulman mob. News not confirmed states that many notables at Troudia, near Halefa, have pro- claimed union with Greece.- Central News. ATHENS, Monday.—The Asty to-day publishes a copy of a proclamation headed "Halepa, February 6th," which the insurgents have published in favour of the union of Crete with Greece. Therein the Christians declare that the reforms have been proved to be inapplicable iu oonsequence of the illwill of the Moslems. They proclaim union as the sole wish of the people of Crete. They consider the sovereignity of the Sultan abolished, and they invite King George of Greece to take possession of the island. -Ceittrat News. DISTURBANCES IN OTHER PLACES. ATHBNS, Monday.—The situation in Herakleion is still very threatening. The Moslems are preparing to attack the Christians, At Rebymno the Christians are holding their own at present against an excited Moslem mob, which is agitating in front of the Governor's palace. Matters I may, however, develop at any moment into aobual iioskilibies.-Ceiaral News. LARM AT CONSTANTINOPLE. I CONSTANTINOPLE, Sunday.—Advices received :o-day from Caaea state that bhe sound of firing oontmues to be heard from time to time. There is no news from other towns or the rural districts. The opinion, however, prevails at Canea that the state of things in the interior of the is!and is far from reassuring. The foreign war vessels in Cretau waters will be reinforced. Tewfik Pasha, Minister of Foreign Affairs, yesterday visited the Ambassadors and conferred with them on the situation. Their Exce'lencies repeated their advice that no fresh troops should be sent to the island. It is, nevertheless, apprehended that if the situation becomes worse, it would be difficult for the Porte to abstain from despatching reinforcements. A semi panic occurred on the Galata Bourse yesterday evening owing to the heavy fall of Turkish and other stocks in Paris. A Council of Ministers was held to-day to consider the state ot affairs in Crete.-Rcuicr. ANNEXATION MOVEMENT IN GREECE. A POPULAR DEMONSTRATION. ATHENE;, Monday.—Meetings in favour of the annexation of Crete continue to be held here and in the provinces. Some of the Powers have ex. pressed to the Hellenic Government their surprise thab it should have deemed it necessary to send men-of-war to Crete. The Greek war vessel Mikali, which started from Crete with some hundred refugees on board, is expected at Syra. 1'r.ere are 5,000 refugees at Milo. A demonstration was made by 3.000 persons last night in front of the Ministry of Marine, and cries of Long live Crete, long live the Union," were raised. The official who addressed the crowd declared that no news had reached Ministers from Crete. A Cabinet Council was held at the Ministry of Marine. A French ship arrived here last nighb with 300 women and children from Crete in a deplorable slate, aimo3t naked and terribly exhausted. Advices from Syra state that^vessels are required at once at Candia and Retinio, where trouble is bijlieved to be inimitient.-leeute),. ATHENS, Monday (Later).—The eventuality of a Ministerial crisis, as a result of the demonstra- tion last night, is discussed in Parliamentary circles.-Reute,p-. I QUESTIONS IN PARLTAMENT. I STATEMENT BY MR OURZON. I Mr FLYNN asked if the Foreign Office had any official information as to the burning of the village of Gaiatba and the reported murder of a Christian judge at Canea whether the Under- Secretary was aware that the Bishop of Canea and the Administrative Council had forwarded to the Consuls a memorandum denouncing the violence and misdeeds of the Turks and imploring the prompt intervention of the Powers, and what action wouid be taken by the Powers to deal with this dangerous condition of affairs. Sir E. ASHMEAD-BARTLKTT asked whether the Mussulman inhabitants oi Crete bad been driven from their home* to the coast by Chrisbian in- surgents and subjected to grievous maltreating, aud what steps Great Britain and the other Powers proposed to take to protect the Mussul- mans and to restore order, in view of the fact that the Sultan had granted all the reforms in Crete asked for by the Powers. Mr CCKZJN As regards the burning of Galata and the reported murder of Al. Markoulakie, there is nothing to add to the last answer given to the hon. member. The memorandum referred to has been sent home by her Majesty's Consul. It calls attention to the fear of Mussulman agitation, and represents the need for foreign gendarmes in the towns. As regards the general situation in the island, the latest information is that the position in the isiauci at and around Canea, Halapa, and Suda Bay has been grave for the last few days. Ftgnnug, or rather the discharge ot firearms, has been continuous, but tbere seems to be no founda. tion for the lumours as to a massacre that have appeared In some quarters, and 60 far the loss of i' 6 aS °°mParatively small. (Hear, Lfiear.) blames broke out in manypiaces in thetown, '"i° exerfci°n has been made by the foreign ships of war to subdue them, and in these efforts they were seconded both by the Christian and the Mussulman population. Much difficulty resulted from the scarcity of the water euppiy. The Turkish troops are reported to have behaved m an exemplary manner, and there was practically no plundering. (Cheers.) The last ccount, dated this morning, states that the fire has now been completely extinguished, though neany 200 houses and some large oil stores have been burnt, that upwards of 5,000 refugees have been embarked, and that t',e firing has ceased on all sides round Canea. At Candia the Mussulman population, who complained that they were defenceless while the Christians were armed, became uncontrollable, and are reported to have taken a quantity of rifles from the arsenal, but the latest news is that the town continues quiet. As it is reported that there is greab scarcity of ood, the Admiral in command of the Mediterra. nean Squadron is sending the troopship Tynefrom Malta with biscuits and meat for 1.200 persons for a fortnight. Her Mnjesty's ships Barfleur Scout, Nymph, Fearless, Dragon, and a second battleshIp are at present in Cretan waters and the Revenge, with Admiral Harris on board, is on the way here. The commanders of the hips, in co-operation with her Majesty's Consul and Oolonel Chermside. late military attache at Constantinople and representative of this country in the Gendarmerie Commission, have been labouring without oeaslng to allay the disorder and alarm to prevent more serious developments, and to afford protection to the refugees. (Cheers.) Mi DUJLON asked the right hon. gentleman whether he could give the House any informa- tion as to the actual loss of life that had occurred. Mr OÇRZON replied that the only information in the possession of the Foreign Office was to the effect that the lo¡; of life was not more than 30. Sir ELLIS ASHXIEAD-BARTLETT asked whether any step-i would be taken by her Majesty's Government in conjunction with tha other Powers to see that some protection was given to the Mussulmans of the interior. The SPKAKHE Notice of bhat question must be given. (Hear, hear.) Sir E. ASHMEAD-BABTLETT Then I L- £ to give notice of that question.
Nottingham February Meeting. NOTTINGHAM, TUESDAY. Thoutrh the floods had extended to the racecourse at Colwick Park, thl. ,r had drained off sufficiently to admit of sport taking place still there were small pools in various parts cf the track, and the going was in a fearful state. After a beautiful springlike mcrn- ing the weather became very threatening before pro ceedings commenced, but the company was of respect- able dimensions in all departments. Detail :— 2.0-The ANNESLEY MAIDEN HURDLE RACE of £40; the second receives £5, Two miles. Miss Norris's Hawkvrood, 4y list 31b J Morgan 1 Mr P Piatt's Kelham, 4y lOst 71b A Lake 2 Mr J G FitzGerald's Hallion, 4y lOst 71b ..W Dillon 3 Mr G Smith's Furze Bush, 6y list 71b Capt Yardley 0 Mr H Turner's Dargas, 5y list 3lb G Wilson 0 Winner trained by Miller, Portslade. BetLing-11 to 4 on Hawkwood, 100 to 12 each agst Furze Bush and Dargas, and 100 to 8 agst others. Furze Bush settled down in advance of Hawkwood and Hallion, with Dargas last, until well in the straight, where Hawkwood assumed the command, and stalling off the challenge of Kelham won by a length a bad third. Furze Bush was last. j: ) r I I The LKEX SELLING HURDLE RACE PLATE • the winner to be sold for B53. Two miles. Mr M Widget's Keiimare, 6y list 61b .J Morgan 1 Mr Appiu'.s Queen Emblem, 4y 10st 31b Acres 2 Mr Kidston's Fair Wind, 5y list 21b..Mr Fersu^on 3 £ ullen's Croaghpatrick, a 12st 21b Mr W Cuilen (J Mr Blythe's Bridesmaid, a list 6;i> Mr G Marsh 0 Count Zech's Clonawee, 6v list 31b Mr Gore 0 Mr G H Allen's Porto, 5y 10it 151b \V Kllis 0 Mr Turner' Expert, 4y 10s1131b G Wilson 0 Mr Corbett'.sLittle Jack Horner,4y lOst lOlbH Brown 0 Mr J A Miller's Chantry Post, 4y lOst 31b.Halsey 0 I Winner trained by Miller, Portslade. Betting.—2 to 1 agst Chantry Post. 6 to 1 agst Clonawee, 7 to 1 each agst Expert and Little Jack Horner, 100 to 14 agst Porto, tnd 10 to 1 each agst Kenmare, Queen's Emblem, Fair Wind, and others. t >i 'len. ^le Porto refused to start and followed on a long way in the rear. Kenmore then •settled down in advance of Clonawee, Bridesmaid, Craighpatrick, aud Chantry Post until entering the line tor home, where Little J.ick Horner and Chantry Post became second and third, but Kenmare made al the running, an,1 stalling off Queen's Emblem's challenge won by three-parts of a length a neck 1 divided second and third. Little Jack Horner was fourth. 3.0—The TOKE HANDICAP HURDLE RACE PLAT E of £ B0 winders extra. Two miles. Mr Moncreifi'e's Lord Percy, 6y list 71b .Ha«sall 1 Mr W Napsel, 5y lOst 91b Harmon 2 Mr II Coventry's Propeller,5y lOst IGlbCpt. YanUey 3 Mr Tracton's Foghorn, a list 111b ..Mr A Gordon 0 Mr Chatham's Cornbary, 6y list 81b E Driscoll 0 Mr Id Harper's IT., 4v list lib. Owner 0 Mr 0 E Mason's Snape, 5y lOst 121b Lawtun 0 Mr A Knoivles's Miss Archer, 4y lOst 121b Knox 0 Winner trained by Hassall. Hednesford. Betting.—9 to 4 agsr Combury, 9 to 2 agst Mapsel. 5 to 1 agst Lord Percy, 7 to 1 agst Snape, and 10 to 1 agrt others. Propeller made the ruuning from Cornbary, Mapsel, and Suape, wMi McMahou II. und Archer next, and Lord Ptrcy last, for half the journey, when Combury assumed the lead and came into the straight in ad- vance oj Napsel and Lord Percy, the latter of whom drew to the front between the last two hurdles, fol- lowed by Napsel. and won by four lengths a bad third. All the rest walked in. 3.30 The N OTTINGH A MSHI UK HANDICAP STEEPLECHASE of £ 400; the second receives i,50 and the third £ 10 out of the plate. Iwo miles. Ortelon 1 ftpecs 2 JNo 3 9 run 4.0—The SELLING N. t IIONAL HUNT FLAT KACE PLATE of £50; the winner to be said for £ 50. Two miies. I ARRIVALS. .nrran, zitnel Roy, Barsae, Bridesmaid, Barbarossa, Brompton, Congress II., Chantry Post, Clonawee, Croaghpatrick, Capricious, College Green, Dargas, Croaghpatrick, Capricious, College Green, Dargas, Clinton Cornbury, Doersiaiker, Expert, Ebor, Electric Spark, Emigration, Fairwiud, Foghorn, Greek Lad, Hawkwood, Hallion, Inslep, Idalm, lvvpie, Kenmare, Keynsham, Little Jack Horner, Lii II., Loka Drosheda, Merry Carlisle, Miss Archer, Napsel, Nassau, No, On'icic, Ortelon, Penn Blossom, Porto, Peter Melville, Queen s Emblem, Surplice, Scarborough, Specs, Snape, Tribune, Unionist, Victor, Whitehead, Will o'the Wisp, Willington, Morgauae, and Holy Bird. Wisp, Willington, Morgauae, a.nd Holy Bird. Latest Arrivals. Furz" Bush, Propeller, Kelham, Moigj,une, Lord Percy, Mediation, SanLucar, Cornbury, Napsel, Phil Brown, Spoonbait.
TO-DAY'S MONEY. [SPECIAL TELEGRAM.} T..¡': 1f,r.IU. lN, ORENTN*. 11.2S &.M. —Very moderate business doing in the Stock Markets, whilst attention of dealers is directed to carrying-over of Mining Shares, but the general fortnightly settlement will not begin until to- morrow. Rather more steadiness apparent in prices on the statement of French Foreign Minis- tor on Egyptian affairs being not unfavourably iu- terpreted. Consols firm, at rise on purchases, Rupee Pape1' vreak at decline. Foreisn Bonds firm for International Stock3 at yt to advauoe ou reason given above and ou tho statement in Parliament respecting affairs in Crete Greek and Cedula A, ]/2 lower. Home Raiiways irregular, withont special feature, upart from a fall of 1 in Sheffield Ordinary on 1 sales others chances of Vg to evenly balanced. American Railways weak at, a general t decline of to in ab-ieuob of Now York support. Grand Trunk Stocks dull at to decline. Mexican Railway First Preference ya better. South Afrusan Mines remain dull at better. South Afrusan Mines remain dull at occasioiiii fi tu Vs decline; West Australian M lies ru e tirm in tone. --C,)ii-ols weak, being to A lower on sales. Rupee Paper further declined í, Home Railways irrogtilpr-Bright-on Deferred, lower on sales South Eastern Deferred, few others, to 1, better. American Rail wave irregular few changes of to evenly divided. Atl oppmt. being 1 lower. Mining Shares flat on sale?—Rand Mines and Goldfields Deep, lower fw other, n to Is. 1.10 P.M.—Consols firmer, being foe better for money. Uruguay Bonds firm at advance; Peruvian Stocks weak at yK to decline. Home Railways dull Metropolitan lower on stock being offered. American Railways inactive Denver Preference better. Mining Shares firmer D,. Baers better. Vienna Bourse quiet Paris better. Suez Canai traffic receipts yesterday 300,000frcs. Short loans iu limited demand at 1 to 1% per cent. Rates rule firm in Discount Market at ljf to 1% per cent. for three months' bills. Bombay Excnange, Is 3 13-32d Calcutta, Is d; Shanghai, 2s ll^d Yoko- HROIIA, 2SL%FI. CLOSING, 2.30 P.M.—Conso's dull, being h lower for mouf-v. Rupee Paper weak at I/s decline. Foreign Bonds flat on les-Spauish lower; few others Yt to 7' Home Railways quiet, tew ohaoges of to 14 evenly divined. American Railways dull at a:! occasional to decline. Allsopp Ordinary lower. Mining Shares remain dull. Beriin and Frankfort Bourses weak; Paris steady —cheque, 25.19%.
THE GOULD DEADLOCK. International Board Meeting Postponed. It had been proposed to hold a meeting of the, International Board on Thursday of this week to further consider the Gould testimonial question, but it transpires that the Scottish representatives cannot attend on that day, and the meeting has been postponed.
MONMOUTHSHIRE FOOTBALL LEAGUE. Taile to February 6th, 1897. Matches Score Won. Lst. J)rii. For Agst. Pfcs P.iinyinister. 9 1 0 106 it Abercarn. 6 1 5 42 18 17 Crmnlin 7 1 2 68 35 16 Ebbw Vale.. 6 0 3 87 2.3 15 Cwinbi-an 4 5 0 35 44 8 Abertillery 3 5 2 42 52 8 3 7 2 29 115 8 Cwmcarn. 1 9 — 1 28 74 5 Pontnecrydd. 0 .10 1 9 Bi 1
CARDIFF. CARDIFF LADIES' CHOIR.—The eacoud amnuai concert by this choir will be given at the P"rk Hall to-morrow night, under the patronage of lii-, Worship the Mayor. The first, part of the programme will be occupied with the perform- ance of Westward Ho," and the spormd portion will be of a miscellaneous character. Further information wilt be found in the advertising Column*. CONGEST AT RrrKusinK —An advertisement in anotiitr cioliiiiin :llweunCRS a concert to be giveu ill the Nevilic-stieet Congregational Church to-morrow evening. There is an attractive array of artistes, and the concert wm commence at a qmrter to eirht.