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REMARKABLE DISCOVERY OF A BIGAMIST. THE FIRST MARRIAGE AT CARDIFF. On Friday at Birmingham an engineer named Edward Lewis, alias Brown, was charged with bigamy. The case presented some extraordinary features. Detective-Inspector Cooper stated that the two wives discovered each other's existence by the imprisonment of their husband for felony. DuringhiR detention in gaol he for three months continually feigned madness, and produced symp- toms of foaming at the mouth by swallowing the prison allowance of soap. The galvanic battery I was applied-to him without effect. When placed in the dock on. Friday a medical certificate was produced as to his sanity. Mr. W. P. Stephenson, of Cardiff, proved prisoner's mar- riage with Catherine Humphrey, of Whitchurch, Glamorganshire, in 1865. The father of the first wife stated that the prisoner married his daughter secretly, and he met them accidentally in Cardiff upon the day of the wedding. Four years after- wards witness kicked him out of doois for bru- tality to his wife and children. Jane Hall stated that the prisoner made her acquaintance at the Grapes Hotel, Liverpool, where she was engaged. He represented himself to be a naval engineer, and she married him at St. Simon's Church fourteen months ago. Since then he had squandered the whole of her money and left her and their baby without a crust of bread. Since he had been in prison, and during his sham madness, he wrote her beseeching her, when he ,was before the judge, not to do him more hurt than was compulsory, and adding, I am sorely punished for all my misdeeds. I cannot rest day or night for thinking of you and the child. It was a bad job that ever we left Liverpool. I solemnly vow that I will, when I have suffered for my folly, contribute towards the support of the child. Drink has been the ruin of mc. 1 was particularly fond of you and the baby. I hope you will try and forgive me for all the wrocg done to you. Have you forgotten the trial we went to hear at Liverpool Assizes'{ Think of my being placed in a similar position, and how it will affect you when you hear the sentence pro- nounced upon me. Even if your affection for me is lost in oblivion, inine for you will never die." Prisoner was committed for trial at the Warwick Assizes.

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