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PUPIL TEACHER SHOT.

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== PUPIL TEACHER SHOT. A SENSATIONAL OCCURRENCE AT SWANSEA. On Wednesday afternoon a pupil-teacher, named Wm. John Evans. shot himself in the Victoria Park, Swansea, and was immediately afterwards picked up by some bystanders and taken to the Swansea Hospital in a serious con- dition. The inj ured" youth is the son of Mr. Peter Evans, well known in the town from the fact of his being head boots at the Royal Hotel, whilst his mother keeps a newsagent's shop in Nelson-street. The patient has not yet described the occurrence, but was at first .under- stood to say that it was accidental. All that is known about it. therefore, has been gathered from those near at the time. Shortly before three o'clock three or four boy a who were playing in the park on the Mumbles side of the Baths saw Evans go and sit on one of the seats near them. They saw him pull a. pistol from his pocket and purfi it up under his waistcoat on the left side. When they heard the report and saw that he had been injured, they ran for assis- tance. Some young men who were standing on the London and North Wesfeprs Rttilway Bridge also heard the report, and saw the youth fall to the ground. They ran up into the park and found Evans lying in great pain and bleeding profusely from a wound in the side. Close by him was a revolver, with five of its six chambers still loaded. He could not bear to be touched, and when the police arrived swore at them be- cause a cab had not been fetched. An ambulanoe truck was sent for, and he was taken to the hospital. At the hospital great difficulty was found in stopping the bleeding; and the patient's condition was evidently serious. Mr. Evans was employed at the National Schools. Oxford- street, and had attended to his duties under Mr. W. H. Gwynn that morning as usual. From a letter on Evans's person It would appear that. suicide wa6 coolly and determinedly intended. The letter, after stating that he was perfectly sound in mind and was about to put the finish- ing stroke to his life, made some philosophic observations, and concluded — "We get no chance as to whether we would be born or not. but are launched into the world to face all manner of trouble. This. however, in some degree is compensated for by the fact that an intelligent Creator has furnished us with means whereby we may shorten man's allotted span. I intended doing so last Tuesday, and took some laudanum, but the d d staff would not act, therefore I was forced to put off my project until this afternoon. That I may be successful in the attempt, is my most earnest prayer.

LICENSING LEGISLATION.

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