CARDIFF, SunriBK DtJATU. —On Monday evening Mr. E. B. Il' i ce held an i; quest at the Town-hatl on the body of J.'bn ltoberts, aged 2lale of 19, Giyn- mynach-street,Yoysybwl,who Uieil at th ■, Hose and Crown, North-st eet, Cardiff, at which place he hud b.-en staying, on Sundiy morning. It appeared from the evidence that the deceased und a friend, named Srniuel Richard. c tme down to Cardiff 011 Boxing Day to spend a few d..Yf, and they put up at the Hose and Crown. Just before retiring to- rest on Sunday morning the deceased commenced to vomit. Hi-, however, went to his bedroom and got into tied, but. in a few minutes lie rose up in bed, grr aned, and expired. Dr. Freti livxns stated that neath was due to failure of ihe heart's ac!ion. A verdict, in aecmbmce was returned. A PKOMISJNG FCTURK has often been clouded UuougU tUa breaking duwn of bodily health. Pure Wood means a clear brain. «ood appatit.e. and tbe ability to enjoy life. Tbe l.est<>lood purifier la Gwriym JHvanVa Quinine Btttsrs. Sold everywhere in Bottle* at 2». 3d. Mid 4s. 6J, 91273
SWANSEA. I MARHi'AGr.—Tiie marriage of Mr. \y. T T-ivlo- elckst son oL Mr. J. II. Taylor, C,r,i>iY and New' por to P,)!!ip, thud daughter of the iato Mr. '/eorge Tiioma.o, of Swansea, was solemnised at ll'"iy Trinity Chuich np Q mtiiias D.iy, the Kf.v. Canon Gauntlett official ing. The bride was attended by-the Miaaes Manila. Louir, and Bea- trice, si te s of the bride. Mr. fl. J. Taylor, brother of !,ho bridegroom, actud »s best man.' A t;r partaking nf breakfa-fc fit Urynsifi tonac, the happ) couple left for the Metropolis. JF you have negle< t.;d your health during the past year you can still s;ive yourself from muoli psin and disease during the coming year by commencing no is 011 a regular course of GwilYnl Kvaru's iiitlera. bold by all Chfirii-U. JJ^Uies, 25. 9.1. and 4s. 6'. each. 9L279
MERTHYR. SUDDEN DBVTH. — A woman intmed Mavislm UuWiiii died suddenly on Sun. ay afternoon in the Old Mill in Canal-square. On' Monday evening Dr. Biddie up,d.) a post-mortem examinntioa of the bodj, and found that. tie it li was due to natural causes. ASSIST Nature to remove impurities from the blood (-.y Gwitym Evans's Quinine Bitters, [9\275
HAVERFORDWEST. TKEAT TO PAUPERS.—Through the generosity of the mayor, Mr. Thomas Baker, the inmates of the workhouse wer.1 on Boxing Day treated to a bountiful distnbution-of tea and snuff for the old women, tobacco and beer tor the men, and sweets, oranges, buns, cakr, & for the children. THE bilious, jaundiced man who is troubled with a disordered liver can scarcely hope to enjoy a Happy New Year until hf has tiiken a course of Q-wilynn iivftnj'i Bittert. Sold. in 2s. l>d. and 4" 6d, Bottles. 91279
NEATH. HOARD OF UOARDIANS.—A met-tir.g of this board was held on Tuesday, Mr. John Henry Rowland (chairman) presiding, Before the minutes were read, and the chairman having temporarily retired, Mr. Hopkiu Jones in voi,y feeling terms moved a vote of condolence with the chairman and Miss Rowland in their recent bereavement. A letter was read from a firm of solicitors in Lymington stating that MHry Smith, the executrix of the will of the late Charles Smith, two of whosa children were at the Cott >ge H miee, had the sum of 412 lo pay the guardians. The clerk was requested to attend to the matter. Reports were presented of the dinners given on Christmas Day to the inmates of the Workhouse and Cottage Homes respectively, Md a heoty vote of thai ki to Mrs. Llewellyn, Baglan Hall, and Mrs. Gwyn, Dyffryn, was unanimously passed. A petition to Parliament in favour of voting by ballot in the election of guar- dians was signed by the chairman. During this festive season many people are apt to indulge too freely in the good things of this life, This entails much afler-suiffering, arising from indiges- tion. These sufferings can he avoided by a tiuaely use I of Gwilym Evans's Quinine Bitters. Sold in 2s 9i1. and 4s. 6d. Bottle ;1279
The Latest Triumph of Electrical Science, 1 M PORT FRFF Since I used the Electric Hair Carter my hair has gained in jtrantth and lustre, and crimps ind curls as if by magic. I am determined that all my friends shall use it." l Mt A useful and beautiful invention, which wili bs universally appreciated, I ike tUe majority of the marvellous Electrical appliance* which have been invented of recent years, this latest triumph the Electric Hair Curler hails from America, where alimst every lady of the land uses it. Unsolicited testimonials, couched In the most eulogistic terms, have been received from all parts of the world by the inventor of this lngenlout, time saving, »nd altogether admirable piece of mechanism. C By its aid the hair beard, or moustache can be curled frr", style fll two rninutea. 11 produces any form desired by ladies wearing their hair ia tlw fashionable loose and tluffy" mode. Gentlemen s beards ouried for the day in a few seconds. A beautiful article, handle of rosewood, other part nickel plated. Entirely harmless to the hair. Ibves time and tr°»kfe.a.»^ never fail. to curl or crimp in the most graceful, beautiful, and artwtw style. Ladies who wear crimps, or other forms of false hair, will find the Electric Curler an article of the greatest utility. It is simple in tion, aud can be osei by everyboiy with entire success the first time. Sent post free on receipt of 2s. 6d. by the AA/TO I ELECTRIC CURLER COMPANY (Room 9), 32, Snow ILU, LONDON, E.C. SMALL PILL. SMALL DOSE. SMALL PRICE. Sugar Coated, Purely Vegetable. £ JARTEH'S LlTTLg LIVEK pILLS. POSITIVELY CURE TORPID LIVER, HEADACHE, BILIOUSNESS, DIZZINESS, EFFECTS OF TOO HEARTY EATING QARTER'S LITTLE LIVER PILLS ARE OOMCEOFATrilC IX SIZE, ALLOPATHIC IN A.CTION EASY TO TAKE. OF a LI. CHEMISTS la. ljd. Genuine in Blus and White Wrapper. L3525 p E 1 Z E S FOR 2D.! EO,060 EVE HI MONTE! riilZES • PRIZES 1 PHIZES To suit everybody, men, women, boys, and girls. No hard tasks, 110 guessing. "Piizes" are r.ot given by chance, for everyone sending gets one within six days from receipt of letter, All yon huve to do is to write your fulluame and address every plainly on a piece of paper, and post it with two penny stumps, or four half- penny ones preferred. This offer is guaranteed perfectly Ilenuine, MId JEb reward will be paid to anyone proving it is not,. Pain has already paid £ 4,000 in Ca&h Prizes, Pianos, Watches. Jewellery, Ac., and will shortly give an Bight-roomed House, or its cash value, £30J. I need not say post your letters early, W8 you please j'ourgelves entirely you need not one unless you like. Address letters W. T. Pain, The Prizeries," 39, Queen-street, i'olUestoue. atid 14, SI. ilichjeiVstreet, Folkestone. Lc795 CONSUMPTWN, BUONOHiTIS, AND ASTHMA. I will demonstrate to the whoM world, and to sufferers from these unfortunate maladies, how they can he permanently cured, by a entirely New Method of Treatment, without the chance of failure. All afflicted may write wit h full confidence to Mr. WILLIAMit, 11, Burwood-place, Norfolk-creMKnt, Londou, who will tend, full Particulars to any person, free of all charge. Lc771 IRISH SOX.— Hand-knifc by Donegal Peasantry. Ail woel, from 6d. per pair. Two pairs Uet ter quality sent free, la, &d. Men's KnicUer Hose, two pairs free. 3s. 9d., 4s. 9d., 5s. 9d„ 6s. 9d. Weol Paute, Vftt. and Cardigan Jackets now very cheap.- li. and E. M'Hngh (Limited), Belfast. 97Si3 BEST FAMILY MEDICINE KAYE'S WORSOELLS p i n- s. I THEY COOL AND PURIFY THE BLOOD THOROUGHLY. As a mild but effectual aperient they have no equal. They remove all IMPUNITIES. SPOTS, RASHES, Ac., brace up the Nerves, and restore the health. They cure INDIGESTION, HEADACHE. DYSPEPSIA, CONSTIPATION, BILE, NEKVOLT8N3S8, Ac. They are invaluable to Ladies, as they correct all irregulari- ties, remove alt obstructions, and restore to complete health. Used and known everywhere as the Best Family Medicine. Of all Chemists, price Is. Hd. 2s. Srf„ and 4.. 6d. per box. LC333 FTMIE NRWS OF THR WKEK" is the Best and Largest Newspaper In the country Beventy-tvs'o long columns. One Penny Weekly. COUNTY BREWERY, R A vrs IIA Y-STEEET, -pENAUTH-ROAD, QAKDIFF. OCTOBER BREWINGS, mriLD AND JglTTER A LSS Bow Ready for Delivery. BEND YOUR XMAS ORDERS AT ONCE. In 4 j, 9, 18, 27, and 54 gallon Casks. Price from lad, to Is. 2d. per Gallon. fS7953 pfANOS, 0 nUANS, jpiANOS CHEAPEST HOUSE IN THE TltADE. Pianos from 10s, 6d. Monlhly. OrgaJa from 5a. Monthly The Public are Invited to Inspect TT B A T tl AND g Q N S1 STOCK OF rIA NOS, ORGANS, Sea., A* founds will be saved by placing their Orders with them. g very Instnitneti! Guaranteed and Kept In Tune Oil Tear Free of Charge, targe Discount, for Cash. E A T H AND gOI^S PIANOFORTE AND ORGAN MERCHANTS, TUNER8, AND REPAIRERS, J QU lify N- STREET, ? 'I,k ]-),I)i L,"F £ JA RD! IF, AND 34, T A F F-STREET, p "NTVPRIDD. &3407 Er,S.S (BREAKFAST) Q OCO A. GRATEFUL AND COMFORTING, MADE SIMPLY WITH BOILING WATER OR MILK. Lal37 pARMEBS SEND YOUR OWN WOOf, TO BE MADE 1HTO CLOTH From h. 3d. psr Yard. BLANKET8 from Is. 2d. per Yard. STOCKING YARN from 9 i. per lb. Carriage Paid both ways on all orders over jEL Patterns forwarded to select from. TYLEK AND CO. MAKSLLYN MILLS. LLANDYSS1L, SOUTH WALES. [82933 g T A N 1) A li l> | >^ L M ED I E S Looli for Trade M,trU-i ^.wning Mm seizing Lift lluov" on each Iiahel. SEALL'S TOXU; AND ISEIIJIALGIC MIXTURE Certain and Speedy Cure icr NBt'RALSlA. NBRVOne JfEADACHB, RHEUM," TIC DOLEREUX, Ac- Is. ljd- 2s. t)J.. ftnd lb. 6d. ^er Cattle. K K A L L S HERB H I T T E .US Cure for Genera! Weakness, Loss of Appetite, Ken-ou: Debility, Impairjd Dige,tion.29. bJ,. 4.. lis. per Bottle. KBALL'S NIPPLE I-1NIMKNT. Specific for Chapped and Bore Nipples. 7id., It. Ito: 2s. 9d. r,-r H It le. KEALL'S AMERICAN MANDRAKE PILLS. t'heGteatesM!ioodPt)ri6eioftheAgf. Is, 1^d.,2s. I'd. and Is. Sd. per BQx. ruorR) ETOK :— F P. K E A I. L 199, HIGn. STREET, S W A N S E Cardiff: Mr. Munday, Chemist, 1, Duke-street*, Mr, Rebb, Chemist, Roath. Newport: Messrs. Garrett Bros,, Chemists, 171, Couim«rci»l-str«efc. Nr*tii: Mr. J, 6 Isaae. late Havman, Chemist, LlHnelly; Mr. Gwitym Grans. Londou Messrs. Newh*rv ann Pon. ,0131 TOOTH-ACHE OURHD INSTANTLY BY BUNTER'S Wearalfir Headaches an4all Nerve ULDUIIII> Paint rrmereA by BUNT BR'S M f K If I IB BP NKRT1NE All Cktmista, u. 1M. II Mill « lilM Owing to extensive decay In two double teeth, I suffered for days excruciating pain. 1 wasrecemmendad to try Bunter's Nervine. Ididte. To my jay, tbe pain quickly and entirely ceased. I have siaee repeatedly derived the greatest possible relief in terare neuralgic headache from four to five dreps of Bunter's Nervine, taken upon a lump of white sugar."—Rev. Anbrty C. Pr\CAt B.A. (late Fellow 0/ New College, Oxftrd). Bunter'a Nervine' to the best apecifio we have yet met wi th for t he cure of Toothache."— The Family Doctor. BUNTER'S NERVINE. ALL CEIIMRTB, 1/lfc. Lc189 JJANlliL OWEN AND CO, (LIMITED), GliNKKAL AND FANCY STATIONERS, IVES'l'liHN MAIL BUILDINGS «T. MARY ■STREET, CARDIFF. "TTEALTH" COCOA. "TTEALTH" COCOA. "■JJEALTH" COCOA. "HEALTll" COCOA. "HEALTH" COCOA. "JJEALTH" COCOA. "JJEALTH" COCOA. "JJEALTH" COCOA. "HEALTH" COCOA. "HEALTH" COCOA, J" TTEALTH COCOA, .'TTEALTH"-COCOA. !« TTEALTH" COCOA. "JJEALTH" COCOA. "JJEALTH" COCOA. "TTEALTH" COCOA. OEALTH"COCOA. 'EALTII'' COCOA. HEALTII" COCOA. TTEALTH" COCOA. I-L TTEALTH" COCOA. :-XTEALTII" COCOA. "JJEALTH" COCOA. "HEALTH "COCO A. WHAT THE PliESS SAYS. "Pure Cocoa of the J, st quality. leaves nothing to io desired as to SQ- c a lied Solubility. Purity, Strength, and Flavour." — British hledical Journal. Yery soluble, ex- cellent in lfavour, per- fectly pure, and deserves frank praise." -Lancet. The Queen says 'Health' Cocoa. We havolouitd iL so satis- factory that we un- hesitatingly reeojn- mend it the qnaliiy is very superior, the flavour natural and agreeable, and the dietetic elements com- bined in the moat devrable proportion*. The value of such a beverage as this makes baa been proved in cases wbuecammoner aorta have been touud ofcjeetienaSle. Being in a very concentrated t.Tn<. & little goes a long way." NOTE. "HEALTH" COCOA is the CHEAPEST OF ALL COCOAS and THE BEST QUALITY. A quarter pound Tin, citing 7id., makes 30 Cups of Cocoa. A CUP OF COc-OA FOR A FARTHISfcr. Manufactured by H. THORNii and CO. (LTD.). LEEDS and LONDON 9767c E A D B'S p I L L S, All who suffer from Gout or EADE'S PILLS Rheumatwm should IDBBW- diately have recourse M c EADE'S PILLS. Hundreds EADE'S PILL.S of Testimonials have been r«- eetred from all eerta and eon- 1? ni-'a uir T q ditions of men." testifying to EAUl.. o wonderful power then Pills have iu giving relief ill 17 AI IF "3 PIT f X U" very worst cases. These O A AL»1JO pj|[g ara pureiy vegetable and perfectly safe iu their motion. INSTANTLY RELIEVE AND RAPIDLY CURE THE WORST FORM OF GOUT, RHEUMATISM, RHEUMATIC GOUT, PAINS IN THE HEAD, FACE, AND LIMBS. And have the largest recommendation ever given to anj Patent Medicine of its class. GOUT RHEUMATISM GOUT RHEUMATISM GOUT RHEUMATISM GOUT RHEUMATISM GOUT RHEUMATISM I GOUT RHEUMATISM GOUT RHEUMATISM GOUT RHEUMATISM GOUT RHEUMATISM A VOICE mou PLYMOUTH. Plymouth. •• 14, Degborougli-road. St. Jude's, January 28th, 1890. Sir,—I ba.ve been subject ta Soot for twenty-five years. Pievious to 1887 I suffared with very freqnewt attacks of Gout three or four ttmee year. I hear of toor Pills early in that yw& "od tried them they gave 81.moat instant relief from pan, and the swelling soon DMMd away. Sincu then, whenever ILIl attack comes Or, one small bottle will put we right. The effect of the Piils is really marvellous not sup- pressing the disenee only, but clearing it out of the system. Y flll can make what use you like of this.—Ymirs truly, I WILLIAM ACUTT, Mr. George Bade, 72, Goswell-road, London. EADWt3 GOUT AXD BRBOMATIC PILLS Are sold by all Chewtsta, tll Bottles Is. 1jd. and 2s. 8d.. or sent post. fraa for Postal Order by the Proprietoi, GEORGE BADE. 72. Gos-rl^nsad, B.C. A'k for. a»o he sure you obtain, BADE & GOUT AND RHLUMAXIC PILLS. T T r o RAPE'S ptLLS.^ RELIEF FROM COUGH IN TEN MINUTES. HAYMAN'S BALSAM OF HORE- HOUND, the most certain and speedy remedy for Aathraa. Consumption. Bronchitis, Coughs, Influenw Difficult Breathing, Spitting of Blood, Whooping Cough. Hoarseness, Loss of Voice, 4c, It gives instan- taneous relief and rapidly effects a cure. STOP3 COLD. CURES COUGH. Testimonials are unnecessary, as there is scarcely* family in South Wales which has not proved its efficacy. Prepared only by A. HAYMAN AND CO., 15. AMEMABLE-&T..&T. JOHV6-9Q., LONDON. E.<1 And sold by alt Chemists—Price Is. Ijd. and 2s. 3d. IF YOU SUFFER FROM BILIOUSNESS, HEADACHES, INDIGESTION, or LITEll CO:J:' PLAIST, TRY KERNICK'S VEGETABLE PILLS They are easy to swallow, being very small, requir no confinement indoors, strengthen the system, and have been tried by thousands, who pronounce them t< be the BEST MEDICINE IN THE WOULD. KEKNTCK'S VEGETABLE PILLS strengthen th. srstem, brace the nerves, and pariXy the blood, andani universally declared to be lha best medicine ever dis covered. They are specially recommended to females of all ages. Sold in 7sd., Is. Id., and 2s. 9d. lioxes. Sold by Chemists, &c\, or direct of ftnd SOy. Cat diff. 28590 FOR THE BLOOD IS THE LIFF wgnnsts WORLD FAMED I RE! THE GREAT BLOOD PURIFIER AS! 11ESTORER. 1710R CJiEANSIKG and CLEAPaNG BLOOD from all IMPUKITIES it cannot be t<* highly tecoaiineuded. For 'Sfrofula, CeuTTV, Eca.-ma, Skin and BIooo Disea et. Timples. and 80res of ali kinds, it is a never faiiiiiK and permanent eura. It Cures Old Berea. Cure* ('ores on the Neck. Cures Sore Legs. Cures Blaekheads, or Pimple on the Faoe. Cures Scurvy. Cures Ulcers. Cures Bleod and SUlti Diseases, Cures Glandular Swellings. Clears the Blood from all impure matter. Frena whatever cause arising. As this mixture is pleasant to the tAst., and warrantel free from anything injurious to the most delicate con. st itutien of eitber sex, frgm infancy to old age, tho Prayrietert solicit nifferers te give it a trial to les: its value. "2, at JoUn's-place, Liasorv-grove, London, N.W., Feb. 1,1890. Having been cared by your Clarke's Blood Mixture I feel that I ought to testify to its value. I suffere, with a bad leg for abeut 18 months. I tried a J0" and different remedies, taking to my bed, and stil. getting worse, until a friend recommended me to g;vi Clarke a Mixture a trial. I did so, but must confess had not much faith that I should receive any benefit However, after taking a couple of bottles. I foum mvself improving, and after taking eeven bottles M. using one pot of the salve, was pleased t-I find mvsel thoroughly enred, and better on my feet than I hu. been for many years. I send you this testimoma totally unsolicited, and solely for the geod of others,- I beg to remain, Gentlemen, J0"^ faithfully. 6 "WILLIAM CANN. Sold in Bottles 2s. M. Hs ea 11 by all Ciiem'st! and Patent Medicine Vendors tliroughout the ^f^' or sent for 33 or 132 Stamps by the LIS COLW AS D MIDLAND COUNTIES DRUG COMPANY, LINCOLN TRADE MARK. BLOOD MIXTUE8." 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a« T vTnS*a^r.s 8ee* front door-was a. I had left it, and those on either side the entrance were both locked and bolted. í So struck were both these gentlemen-men name8 are well known—that they Q8er *° until we had gone over every oom in the house. This we did, and then to talk over the event until daylight did aPPear, f0 delights blown out without any appa- tm ?ause>.t° se« doors unlatch and open, stationary for a few second*, and then 0" again; to see chairs move about as though there was an earthquake at Ravens- hill, bells ringing, fire-irons dancing about, were every-day experiences at Hardgate and Iby wife, my servant, and my children all declare that they had separately and together leen the apparition of a small, diminutive "oman in black moving to and fro in the upper rooms of the house. However, as I have previously stated, I attribute a good deal to the vividness of woman's imagination. But I am a sceptic, and, therefore, perhaps a trifle biassed. Time and tide wait for no man, and time good old Time ;—n<-w rapidly at Kavetishiil, amid the many hospitalities for which it was 10 justly renowned, and my tenancy of Hard- 8*te, like all good things, came to an end. ■t»at before I gave up possession I held a council of war, and decided upon two things— first, to relate to those in my confidence what information I had obtained respecting the past record of Binns and the character of liilrdgate; and, secondly, to hold a committee of inquiry as to the causes that had led to the remarkable manifestations that all had from time to time witnessed. And here I will generously take the reader into the innermost recesses of my heart, and raBkly avow that, while my address on the previous history of Hardgate was being delivered before the self-appointedeommittee, 8u''j-cfc, even at that to rude and su £ gestions that they had been the ftt v'ctims of the greatest fraud by °.rn times, and it was only ^"itb pi !c'ous admixture of spring water the » f?iv8t succeeded in appeasing rath of rcsen who even then averred that if ^,d aold- Tea a, ^ate kad been vacant for five or six rs before my tenancy, and has been vacant er 8in°e, and is likely so to remain. The use of its vacancy was, and is, that, rightly or wrongly, people said there was something h ^8r a^°Qt the place, but nothing definite aa ever been stated. The house had been Oered by the owner rent free on eevera occasions, but declined with thanks, and until » *00' 1'ke, came upon the scene £ 5 per *nnum was generally regarded as its market Shost inoluded, with the other fixtures, th k OWner himself, who had onca lived in houae, was compelled to leave, because his wife refused to live there and the servants deell-lied to sleep there. It had been a ladies' school, with a large and fashionable connec- tion, until one of the pupils sought an early grave by jumping out of the top window on to the pavement below rather than remain alone au unwilling prisoner in her bedroom, Which I found out was none other tn-an the blood-stained ohainber, where she was ordered to do penance for some trivial offenee. Hardgate had in days gone by been tenanted by a doctor in extensive practice, and whose family being at the seaside, bad invited young nephew, a lad of some sixteen sum- mtv,3' e'P k'm company. Called out l*6 °nf he told his visitor to itinction l*ht until hit return, which in- literattv carried"1 fearce,y *>e said to have the lad wa^ firn^l '• ,on his uncle's return a"d on his "sensible on the «o°r, knew was that lie had^ consciou?n.e3S> alt Th» bov l; it 8?!en 8°methirig. di<*d f-ir Ji ,]'f ^vee years and, happily. J f + t l drive]li"8 ^iot. doctor's Jp Srd fl'om the 1;PS of th« heriat fc 1°* j"r8elf» who also told me that riouso^i usJRRd firmly believed in theiwyste- "ous character of the house. ar" l6aVln" 1 old r-H telling you something, said an Pack arw(c'!nai1 my wife when helping to niised' l ^are'^ no^ speak before, for 1 pro- t,^e ,,° silent on the kubject," continued Under Woman, who was the wif« of the Ulli tjr-gardener 'of the owner, but 1 bivi You t. felt 80 sony for vou and wondered how \V> 'n P'ace-" is the matter with the the n.>^ Queried my wife, anxious to draw the oid wotylan out a little. ca^i < if m& am> tbey do say as it's what they k'-mself The master tried living in it aTJd no 30lne years ago, but had to give it up, 'ame 'jkne ^as ^ve(i there since until you ^ft to c..f*V (^° sa^ a8 ^ow a P00r woman, being of ut;arve with her two children up in one after 18 attics, committed suicide, ehilrl cm*,n £ the throats of her two j8 r^n» and the blood-stained floor 0 be seen to this day, and the room You sleep in has been papered and re-papered a score of times, to my knowledge, but the of the blood from above still comes through the paper, and nothing will prevent it except, pulling the place down." I had this etory repeated to me by the old -uiijin herself .the same afternoon, who evi- dently believed what she was telling me, for .she insisted upon my invblable secrecy m'thi- matter, loot it should come to her iiKim ears. And as! listened I thought, This is some- thing like a proper foundation upon which to buiid any theory." And ten minutes after the story^was finished, I was examining the top aitic for blood sfc^ins. "ure enough from one corner of the room vrhe,nce the principal noises arose wai f^ark stain of something running from one corner of the room to the ctmtre. The same stain was found on the bedroom paper below, as described by cut informant. I couldn't, I wouldn't, believe the old Roman's story, and so sceptical was I that I cut away a portion of the stained boards and took it to an analyst for examination, for by its colour it might have been pitch or any- thing else. But the result of the analysis was that the wi" were found to be those of blood, but j. e er it was the bhjod of a bullock or a 1 mari I'eing the analyst could not tell, owing Se'y, I suppose, to tbe Iajjse of time. At was on this report tbatl ms.de up m* mind to have a committee of inquiry and take the boards of the bloody chamber up. Never shall °r £ et that inquiry as long as memory olds a seat in this distracted globe." h f-7i8el-V a Saturday, being half- a7» an<^ J was, moreover, anxious the destinations should take place by daylight, 80 a three o'clock the committee began to rnve There were se\en in all, including Jself, At half-past we commenced opera- ions m solemn silence, only broken by one tellow who exclaimed, Well, we are a parcel this "° e arll"in £ on aQ idiotic errand like in\h& fil8t tbins was to tate tbe boards up •tains6 C°rner of the room containing the blood nuiiLt0°JS w,ere a1 ready at work for the at Ji? •W n be V0ry fell°w who had sneered youn» ,lnclulrT—but who was a very smart Wh £ Z?et-ld' "Wait a moment, boys, ^nats this mean?" the ou.r«atten^on ^or tlie ^rst time to l"'rd oov°'ii thal' "h,le < lene'll of tbep.™ t'hlr!? <>;>PMS.°t «he room, covered bv t^°8 1 blood ataina came was Affile 6ft. or aboliT^i &nd f?r a BPace of lv'i>g with hideon^ • I 8126 of and re8era- Vlvidness a grave, by small boards 2ft. long and differing in colour and growth to the others. Orders were at once given to take up one of the larger boards in the corner first, and this done, everyone indulged in a roar of laughter, for underneath wa.s about a bushel and a half of oats. What did I tell you," shouted the legal sceptic. Rats," affirmed another, while, \Vait a moment," requested a third, I know some- thing about the habits and customs of rats, and there is not a vestige of evidence that a rat has been here, and it would have taken thousands of rats to carry them here. Besides," he continued, these oats are entire oats; they are only withered by age; and it is a well-known fact that oats are commonly used for the absorption of blood." And so a change came o'er the spirit of the committee, and great excitement prevailed when orders were given to remove the small two-foot wide boards. This done, we dis- covered that one joist had been practically cut away, and that for the whole length of six feet there were between two and three inches of mould, of which lime formed a very large concomitant. We searched diligently for anything of interest in the mould, and found a piece of human hair, an old-faabioned staylaee, a small bone, and a piece of blood-stained paper. on which was scrawled in an illiterate hand the words I I diedfor feat- of him." This finished, we took up every other board in the room, and with the exception of the space 6ft. x 2ft. in the corner, and where the oats were found close by, under every board was as clear as the day the house was built a hundred years ago. What more could we do by way of investigation P We didn't take ths trouble to re-lay the boards, but locked up the room and came downstairs, and brought in a unanimous verdict, which was also a very open one, and may be summed up in the words, The whole affair is very strange f am afraid, in the words of Hamlet, I taught them to drink deep ere they departed that night, which was the only night of my residence at Hardgate that I was really frightened. The last. two of the committee had risen to go. it was half-past twelve o'clock when that cold, icy chill suddenly seized the whole of us, We looked at one another, as by instinct, as much as to say, I feel very queer," when from the locked blood-stained room was beard the sound of voioes loudly quarrelling. A struggle, a heavy fall, a short silence, .9 and the door of the room opened and banged, and step by step down the staircase leading from the attics came this mysterious thing. We had heard it walk that staircase before on many occasions, but now it began lo descend the second flight. II Step by step, with heavy, measured stride, came this awful goblin of another and unex- plored world—came within a yard of where we were standing with the door wide open and fear and terror written on every face. There was no scoffing then, and, as by intuition, we all placed ourselves in an atti- tude of defence, so realistic was the dread fefling experienced, until, with a loud grunt ZtB of contemptuous defiance, the front door opened and closed, and no more was heard. Whether that was the last of the Hardgate mystery 1 cannot tell, as we left about a week after, and were uot troubled with Mr. Binns again. Whether Hardgate is still tenanted hy that gentleman I cannot say, and I do not care, but our year's experience in a haunted house —if there is such a thing—will never fade from our memory, witnessing as [we had re- peated;}' done manifestations which as intelli- gent beings we could not account for by ordinary laws. To this day, aye, even while I am writing these lines, a constant and never failing source of conversation to my two eldest, boys is to be found in the recital of rheir youthful experiences of the Ghost of John Jam 3 Christopher Benjamin Binns.