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TICKETS, PLEASE I" I T.V.H. Allege an Ingenious Fraud. On Wednesday (before the Pontypridd Stipen. diary) Thomas Barnes, of Merthyr, described as a bookmaker, was charged with defrauding the Taff Vale Railway Company by travelling with- out a ticket. Mr N. M. Ingledew, who prose- cuted, stated that this was one of the numerous ticket frauds detected lately on the system, and a rather ingenious one. The defendant, on Saturday, September 19tb had a return ticket from Merthyr to Pontypridd, and upon arriving at the latter place proceeded to Cardiff without a ticket. They did not know how he managed to pass the examination at Llandaff. The same night he left Cardiff by the 11 train with a single ticket from there to Llandaff, and at Pontypridd changed compartments. When tickets were examined at Pentrebach be produced the return ticket between Mertbyr and Ponty- pridd, and upon being asked by tlie guard for his ticket between Llandaff and Pontypridd he denied having travelled from there Evidence was given to show that defendant was watched by the officials from Cardiff, and Guard Roberts said that the defendant denied having been at I Cardiff that night. The defendant, who said he was a general dealer, gave evidence, and said that when he reached Pontypridd he met a friead and went on with him to Cardiff, paying excess at Llandaff. He returned from Cardiff by the 9, ani not by the 11 o'clock, having booked to Pontypridd, and not to Llandaff, as alleged. At Pontypridd he left the train, and by appointment met a man named Joseph O'Neill at the Greyhound Hotel, to ar- range a skittle match. From Pontypridd he used the return tickets, both halves of which bore the date. He denied that he was a book- maker. O'Neill gave corroborative evidence as j to meeting the defendant at the Greyhound before 10 o'clock. udr Lewis, for the defence, urged that the officials had made a mistake as to I the defendant, but his Worship pointed out that the guard had watched him at nearly all stations from Cardiff, and a fine of A:2, including costs, was imposed.
MASTER MARINER'S WATCH. Penarth Charge Fails. At Glamorganshire Quarter Sessions on Wednesday Catherine Brunholdt (47). mar- ried, was indicted for stealing a gold watch and chain, the property of Joseph Edmendson, master mariner, at Penarth, on August 20tb. Mr Beaelev prosecuted. The piisoner lived near the docks and took in washing, and it was alleged that prose- cotor, when his vessel was ready for sea,went for the ship's linen. It was not ready, and as he could get no sense out of the prisoner and a woman with her he said he seized the linen and handed it to the steward. The women set on him, and a struggle ensued, but eventually he and the steward got away with the things. Subsequently prosecutor misaed his watch, and it was proved prisoner had pawned it. The defence was that the washing was called for a day before the steward had originally said he wanted it. It was not ready, and prisoner declined to part with II it until she had been paid for her work. Prose- cator thereupon violently attacked her, and In the struggle the watch must have fallen on her lap, for she found it there after prosecutor had left. She followed him on board with the watch and to demand payment, but she was summarily; put ashore. Captain Edmondson was recalled, and he said prisoner did follow him on board the BWP, and he tola her she would be paid by the broker, when it was found the linen was all right. Prisoner's daughter gave a very clear account of what she alleged occurred, and the jury returned a verdict of not guilty, the Chair- man, in his summing up, suggesting it would not be wise to lightly conclude the watch came into ] Jtrisoner's possession feloniously, I
CARDIFF PRINTER'S SUICIDE, The Inquest The Coroner (Mr E. B. Reece) conducted an inquiry at the Town Hall, Cardiff, on Wednes- day. into the death of Dan Rees, aged 42, printer, whose body was found in Elv Harbour on Tuesday. Evidence of identification was given by SteDhen Wyndham. 24, Hanover- street, Canton. Deceased was his wife's brother-in-law. The widow, who was much distressed, said bar hneband had been strange in his manner for some time, bat he never threatened to commit suicide, and had not drank much of late. She recognisied the writing stating that he had thrown himself into the rlver- in the book (produced) as her husband's She last saw him alive on October 8th—a fort- night ago. He left the house in the morning, saying be was going to work, but did not go. Mr George Roddy, Oxford Rotel, The Hayes, de- posed to finding deceased's waistcoat, a pocket- book, and a bottle labelled poison on the bank of the Ely River between Leckwith Bridge and the Sanatorium. On a separate slip of paper were the words Dear Cissie,-My head is in a whirl.—Dan." Thomas Rees, labourer, Holmesdale-street, said he saw the body floating in the river about two miles from the spot where deceased must have drowned himself. He passed a rope under the armpits, and towed the body down the river to Bird's Wharf. Inspector Butler stated that the stones found in deceased's pockets weighed 81b. Dr. Buist said death was due to drowning, but deceased might have taken some of the poison found in his pocket. The jury returned a verdict of Suicide during temporary insanity."
LECKWITH GAME TRESPASS. At Penarth on Wednesday Henry Lloyd, of The Factory, Leckwith, was charged with trespassing in pursuit of rabbits. Mr H. L. Harris prosecuted on behalf of the Bute Estate, and Mr Harley Downs, Cardiff, defended. Henry Brookes, under-gamekeeper, stated that on the night before, with another gamekeeper, be found a snare set. Witness remained in hiding, and at 5 40 the following morning the defendant came into the field and walked to the trap, where there was a dead rabbit. Witness caught hold of Lloyd, took the rabbit from him, and asked him what he was doing there, and he replied that he saw a couple of poachers in the field the night before and he saw them set tht trap. Bert Carey, the keeper who was in company with the last wit- ness, corroborated. Lloyd went into the witness- box and stated that he lived at the Factory House, and was proceeding to his work at Grangetown, when he saw a rabbit in the trap and went to it. If he wanted a rabbit he could catch them any day within three yards of his front door. as they were over-run with them. The Bench found prisoner guilty, and fined him 10s.
DEATH AT THE DINNER TABLE. Mr Lewis A. Tallerman, who was staying at the Langham Hotel, London, died suddenly at 7 o'clock on Saturday evening. He was a co- director of Mr George Edwardes, of the Gaiety Theatre, and was entertaining a party of his friends at the hotel previous to going to the theatre. On rising from the table he fell dead. One point of public interest in the career of the deceased is well known. Mr Tallerman has annually spent some thousands of pounds in his work ofestablishing free institutes in London and the country for the treatment of the necessitous poor. In early life be was engaged in the Aus- tralian trade, and made a big fortune, which, it is understood, will mainly go to charities.
Indigestion. g It's Symptoms H Fulness at the Chest. HeacSachos and Dizzlness. pi Loss of Appetite. Palpitation. H Pains after Eating. Sleeplessness. H Heartburn and Acidity. Constipation. nm Feeling of Sinking. Languor and Nervousness, n Cause I Digestion is the process by which food is prepared for absorption into the Ipf blood,—the only channel through which nourishment can be conveyed to all n|| parts of the body. Failure on the part of the stomach, liver, and intestines, to ggja accomplish this dissolving work efficiently is called indigestion or dyspepsia and |jp| is always a serious disorder because it deprives the body and brain of the m|| material wherewith to replace the substance and energy consumed in the wear g|g and tear of daily life. Food is the fuel that runs the engines of your life-but it Mg must be digested. Undigested food is worse than useless,—it is dangerous. It w|| ferments in the stomach, generating noxious gases which poison the blood, gjqj shatter the nerves and produce headaches, languor, sleeplessness, discomfort §|j| after meals and all manner of distressing and dangerous disorders too numerous H| to mention. E§| and t. Curs I Where from loss of tone, errors in diet, worry, climatic changes, overwork B9 Or any other cause, your digestive organs have become impaired and food fails Epjjj to nourish you as it should, all you need to make you strong and well again is a ggg course of Mother Seigel's Syrup, the tonic of fruits, roots and herbs. Thirty Kg drops, in a little water, taken daily after meals, will cleanse your system from j|l the impurities of indigestion and restore tone and vitality to your stomach, liver flgjfij and intestines. Then, with renewed power to digest and extract nourishment mm from food, will come the vigour and buoyancy of health, on which success and Rgjg happiness in life so much depend. As a digestive tonic and stomachic remedy jap Mother Seigel's Syrup has no equal. It acts directly on the organs of digestion, gjgj cleansing them from the impurities which clog their action, stimulating the Kg secretion of digestive juices and thus promoting the thorough digestion and Bjj9 assimilation of food essential to sound health. B8 The Digestive Tonic I Sometime ago, I began to lose I have great pleasure in telling SS strength," says Mrs. Elzbth. Edwards, you of the good your Mother Seigel's gS of Hackford, Norfolk. Everything Syrup has done me," says Miss M. jgjS was a burden to me. My appetite Knight, 17, Grove Rd., Chertsey. "I ||g vanished and whatever I ate caused used to suffer terribly from indigestion aBB flatulence and pain at the stomach. and biliousness. It began with severe E|j8j Hardly a day passed that I was pain after food, accompanied by wind, Uj not racked with splitting headaches. I was hardly ever free from sick- gs| Specks would form before my eyes, headache and always felt languid and Si and I was so dizzy at times that I drowsy. All this interfered greatly with 8H9 could not stand. I was under medical my work as a dressmaker and I did all H treatment for a year, and for sixteen I could to shake it off, but it was no iH weeks was confined to bed, but seemed use. At last I thought I would try HQ to get worse rather than better. On Seigel's Syrup. Well, it did me no end H the advice of neighbours I tried Seigel's of good. The stomach-pain and head- jjijB Syrup, and began to pick up almost at aches soon ceased and I began to feel HI once. My appetite and strength came quite bright again. As I continued mH back and soon I was as well as ever. with the medicine the biliousness quite HH I shall never cease to recommend left me and now I am in the best of H9 Seigel's Syrup, for I feel sure it saved health, but I always keep Seigel's Syrup HI JnyKfe." by me in case of need," Kg W SYRUP )
MR BOYD HARVEY AND FEDERATION. "That Indifferent Agreement" At the annual banquet of the Mid-Glamorgan Colliery Managers' Association, held at the Dan- raven Hotel, Bridgend, on Saturday, Mr J. I Boyd Harvey, J.P., managing director of North's Navigation CoJlieries, Ltd., responding to the toast of the Coal Trade,' propcsed by Mr D. J. Gwyn. manager of the Bridgend branch of the Metropolitan Bank, said be paw present four gentlemen who between them were responsible for raising four or five million tons of coal annually, and managing 20,000 men, not to speak of numerous dependents. This was only one illustration of the importance of the position of a colliery manager. If, be continued, there was I any industry that needed its health drunk more than another at the present time, it was the coal trade. Coalowners had made some little provision in the past, and so the niajority avoided bad debts. but this sort of thing conld ot go on for over. He had heard tha late Mr Edward Jones say to Lord Peel that one-halt of the pits were losing money. He was afraid that statement was correct, but the fault was not the fault of the colliery man- agers. There were circumstances over which they had no control—such as the indifferent agree- ment entered into nine or ten months ago, for which the ownei-s were now paying the piper," and they would have to continue doing so for some time. Tht. owners looked to the colliery managers to help them in this direction, and to pull them out of tha mire. The selling price3 no one could complain of, because the best class of coal was fetching 14s, but the owners were better off some yeltrs with a selling price of 12s, the normal cost of production having now increased out of all proportion, apart from the high ivapes aused by the unfortunate Concilia- tion Board. Recently another trouble bad been heard of, and that was caused by a little microbe. He understood from the people who were making such a fuss about the matter that the remedy for the disease was to wear the Federation button. (Laughter.) It would no doubt prove an effective talisman. (Laughter.) But a simple remedy would be for all men to present a medical certificate showing they were in a good state of health when seeking employment, and that would also be a good plan in view of the Compensation Act. (Hear, hear.) It had no doubt been seen that in one of the districts with which be was connected it had beeu suggested that people who did not wear the Federation button should be neither fed clothed, nor lodged He thought it was the duty of every citizen of a free country to set bis back against a thing of that bind. (Hear, hear,) Some re- marks had been raaje with regard to Hirwain. Sir William Thomas Lewis did not need anyone to defend hiir.. He was quite able to defend him- self. He (Mr Harvey) thought that Sir William was as well disposed towards the workmen —note his good ivork on bebalf of the Permanent Provident Fund—as any man in South Wales. (Applause.) It was a wrong thing to stop a colliery, even for twenty minutes, in order to make people join the men's little i societj. Let the men have their societies by all means, but they should not' force everv- body to join them. The owners did not make ita condition of employment that the men should have blue eyes or wear moustaches. (Laughter.) Yet one thing was as ridiculous as the other he considered. The only condition tbat should be insisted upon, or allowed to be insisted upon, was that the man should be honest and capable of doing a good day's wo)k (Applause.) He was sorry to say that the indiscreet things done were already beginning to recoil upon the workmen to whom they all felt well disposed, for it was impossible to come into contact with them without appreciating their good qualities. There were others, however, with whom the owners had to deal, who perhaps occasionally advised the men badly. This bad advice, ho was afraid, was recoiling on the workmen. In that district owing to the high cost of cutting coal, and in a district where it would be difficult to get work, one colliery was simply pumping, and another was about to be stopped If wages had been anything proportionata to selling prices these collieries would probably be giving employment to a number of men. In hi3 opinion there were other collieries that would have to be stopped, because unless there was a prospect of immediate improvement the natural course was to close a colliery. There were more men out of employment now than for four or five years back. All this was the out- come of an inflated r'lteof wag-es and.a mimmun day's work. He hoped he would have the pleasure of meeting the eollioiy managers again at a simi- lar gathering, and that then the coal trade would be on a better tooting. Prosperity not only brought in the modest dividend but better salaries and bonuses and the colliers profited perma- nently. There wa no able-bodied collier who, if he had been provident during the last three or four years, could not now have saved enough money to secure for himself and his family a house of their own There were unpleasant risks in thecalling, but even taking these into consideration the colliers were paid as well as any class of work- men in the country. He hoped things would right themselves, and that Lord Peel would take into consideration the facts which the owners would lay.before him for the third time, and give them some relief. (Applause.)
WARNING 10 MINERS. A Message from America. Me W. Abraham (Mabon), M.P., has received from the secretaq of the National Indianapolis Organisation of Miners and treasurer of the United Mine Workers a cablegram in which he alleges that the information contained in an advertisement that miners are required in America is not accurate. In view of the fact that a number of workmen from tlle Rhondda and other places have migrated this declaration is of importance. Mabon expects further particulars on the matter, and will in all probability be able to make a fall atatement at the miners' meeting at Porth to-day.
FEDERATION EXECUTIVE. Council Meeting at Cardiff. A meeting of the Executive Council of the South Wales Miners' Federation was held on Satur- day at the Angel Hotel Cardiff, MrW. Abraham. M.P. (Mabon), presding. "There were also present I Messrs W. Brace (vice-president), A. Onions (treasurer), D. Watts Morgan. C B. Stanton, George Little, J. D. Morgan, John Williams (Merthyr), Evan Thomas, John Davies, Vernon Hartshorn, David Beynon, Enoch Morrell, John Thomas, "William Vyce, Thomas Davies, Ben Daves, Thomas George, James Winstone, W. E. Morgan, T. James, Tom Evans, James Manning, T. Richards (general secretary), and W. P. Nicholas (solicitor). A letter was received from the secretary of the Colliery Exam¡ners' Association asking that their members on leaving the position of examiners to become colliery workmen shall be accepted as members of the Federation upon the production of their transfer cards from the Colliery Examiners' Association It was resolved that these transfers be accepted. Mr C. B. Stanton presented a repott with reference to the stoppage of the Steam and Tower Collieries, Hirwain. After discussion it was resolved that a deputation be appointed to investigate the nnattei in dispute with the agent Stanton) and to seek an interview with the -management with a view to a settlement, A dispute at the South Wales Qolliery Com- pany's pits (anthracite district) was referred to, and it was rssol/ed that it be put on the agenda for tbe next meeting of the Conciliation Board, which,we understand,has been fixed for Saturday October 31st. Messrs Watts Morgan, Evan Thomas. Ben Davies, Thomas Evans, with Mr Abraham and the secretary (Mr Richards), were appointed to I attend the Miners' National Conference to be held in London on Wednesday to consider the proposed new fiscal policy and the worm disease.
RHONDDA (NO. 2) DISTRICT. The Stop Lamp Question. At Monday's monthly meeting at Porth of the Rhondda (No. 2) District of the Miners' Federation, a letter was read from Messrs Gwilym Hugbes and T. Davies, joint secr&mes to Mabon's testimonial fund, with regard to the- contribution of tbe lodges. A resolution was passed asking the lodges which had not already contributed to consider the matter. Mr Watts Morgan stated that the Hetty Pit men were now entering upon the thirtieth week of the stoppage. There were still 500 men out of work, and the number of dependents amounted to 2,000. A grant of £50 was made. A suggestion that all donations should in future be made from the district funds and a levy made from time to time was deferred to the next meeting. A discussion took place as to whether the em- ployers were introducing a new custom regarding the time at which lamps were stopped to the workmen in the morning and the time at which the lowering of men ceased. The question bad been raised at a meeting of the Conciliation Board, and Mabon pointed out that boys under 16 were not entitled by law to work for more than ten horns from bank to bank in a day, and not more than 54 hours from bank to bank in a week. If the employers were going to force a new custom the workmen had a legal romedy, which they eould enforce if they made up tbeir minds to do so—-to lower boys under 16 after 7. o'clock, and bring them up at a particular time. When the em- ployers understood that they bad a legal remedy to propose, he thought a fair settlement of the question would be effected. The delegates were instructed to gathefr information upon the matter. With regard to tbe question raised at tbe Maerdy Collieries as to the storage of explosives, Mr Watts Morgan stated that they had been ad- vised that if a workman left an explosive any- where underground or on the surface, unless in a registered and proper receptacle he would be liable to a penalty. A deputation had waited upon Mr Richards, the manager, upon the matter and they were now waiting for an appointment with Mr Thomas, the agent. Mabon stated that be had seen in the Press that the workmen at one of the collieries were to be summoned for absenting themselves from work without giving notice.. Tha workmen by a unanimous vote bad agreed to give a month's notice, and when the time came to present the notices it was found that some of the men were on their holidays others, who were fully paid up in the Federation, did not give notice. Plenary powers wera given the agents to deal with tbe matter in the event of proceedings being instituted. A motion was made that men coming from agricultural and other districts to the collieries should be made to pay the monthly contributions from the date they commenced working in addition to the entrance fee, it being pointed out that some of these men, when they were given employment promised to join the Federation, but did net 4? IiIQ fyx m&py nwntto, sad. ttms wwpsd I paying contributions for the time they had been at the colliery. The resolution was carried. I A further appeal was considered on behalf of the three unrealised compensation claims from Glyn and Collena. The previous appeal to the I lodges had only produced JE47 2s 4d. One of the cases was that of a widow and several children. Mabon suggested that £100 each should be voted I to the claimants and tbe money afterwards obtained from the lodges. I This suggestion was accepted, the question being referred to the lodges, any deficiency in the £300 to be made good at the next meeting from the district funds. The contributions were:—District, £1,0193s 9d Parliamentary Fund, £20 5s 9d Parry Libel Fund, JE3; Sengheuydd workmen, JE8 10s Porth Cottage Hospital, JE79 13s 6d Hetty Pit workmen, £55 Yorkshire strike, JE75 8s total, I lid. A deputation attended on behalf of the men on strike at the Wheldale and Fryston Collieries, Castleford, Yorkshire, and about £95 had already I' been contributed and the meeting now granted £20.
RHYMNEY VALLEY MINERS. The monthly meeting of the delegates of the Rhymney Valley Miners Association was held at the Junction Hotel, Hengoed, on Monday, Mr Isaac Jones presiding. Mr Evan Thomas (miners' agent) reported that the summonses recently issued to the Maclaren No. 1 workmen had been withdrawn upon the workmen paying the cost of pame. With regard to the difficulty iu connection with the recent settlement at the Rhymney house coal pits, Messrs Griffiths and Brace had met once but owing to the absence of Mr Smith no l1* ictical progress was made in arriving at a settltimont,but another meetin had been arranged for the 30th inst. With regard to the position and salary of the agent, the meeting received reports from lodg-e meetings. With the exception of Tirphil Lodge. which had raised the discusHion,aJ] the lodges confirmed what had been done by the district meeting and the executive committee, and Tirphil lodge itself was divided on the question. The completest confidence was reposed in the miners' agent and the officials by the delegates present,and a rBsolntion was passed requesting the Tirphillodge committee and their secretary to withdraw statements in a circular and letters and to reply by next meeting.
SLUMP IN ANTHRACITE, Collieries Working Half Time. The condition of trade in the anthracite coal- field has been bad for some time. A number of collieries are only working half time. On Tues- I day there was a meeting of the owners at the Metropole Hotel, Swansea, to consider the situa- tion It is understood that a number favour a systematic stoppage of all the anthracite collieries. No decision was arrived at and the I meeting was adjourned for a week. I Proceedings Against Miners. The Ebbw Vale Company had issued sum- monses against 41 workmen at the Marine No. 2 Pit for damages for breach of contract by absent- I ing themselves from work on the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th days of September last. The cases were down for hearing at Tredegar Police Court for Tuesday of last week, but Messrs C. and W. Kenshole, who act for the employers, asked that they should stand adjourned until Tuesday, as there was a possibility of settlement. We under- stand that the matter has now been arranged, each of the workmen having paid the sum of JE1 damages together with costs, amounting in all to JE54 12s 6d. The summonses have been dis- charged. The summonses issued by Mr Kenshole, of Aberdare, on behalf of Messrs Cory Bros., against 127 of the workmen employed at the Tynybedw Colliery, Pentre, for breach of con- tract, were served on Tuesday. The total claim against each man is 6s 6d, which includes 2s costs, The cases will be heard at Ystrad Court on Monday next. Main Colliery Arbitration. At the Main Colliery, Neatb, it is alleged by the men that a custom has been violated by the employers. A deputation, representing 250 men of the n'ght shift, met Mr Enoch MorrelJ (Merthyr Vale), who has been appointed the workmen's arbitrator in the matter, and Mr John Williams (miners' agent) at the Castle Hotel, Neath. to discuss the situa- tion on Tuesday. A hope was expressed that a meeting between Mr Morrell and the arbitrator on the employers' side (Mr Eden) would be arranged for an early date.
A NORTH COUNTRY MIRACLE. ANOTHER LIFE SAVED BY DR WILLIAMS' PINK PILLS. Crossgates, West Fife, is a village noted for its law-abiding character. The whole community is a happy family. What troubles one member of it, interests all. Thus when Mrs William Donaldson, of Manse- row, Crossgates, the wife of a man in the Fir- dell Coal Company, found in Dr. Williams' P'nk Pills a rapid cure for sufferings which had re- sisted all other remedies and made her an object of pity to all who knew her, the recovery of this lady caused a wave of interest; to overflow the whole village. Mrs Donaldson said that she was glad to make her case known in the hope tbat some suffering reader might take what had done herself so much -;ood. I was ill, she continued, for 12 months with sciatica. I had a terrible pain in the back, and though I took a great deal of medicine I got no better. At OM time I really thought I was going to die. The pains soon spread to other I parts of my body. Often I was in terrible agony. I My appetite was lost. I often went for days at a f time without taking a morsel of food. After a. time 1 was attacked with lumbago—a severe pain in the back—and I also suffered greatly from j boils, which broke out all over my body. I had j to take to my bed, for I could hardly drag one foot behind the other. When I was told that it was Doubtful Whether I Would Recover, my spirits gave way completely, and I almost wished for the end. I was in this state when I read of a wonderful cure by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, and about the same time a lady friend of mine strongly advised me to try the pills, as her father had had great benefit from them. That I did I am now devoutly thankful. They Undoubtedly Saved My Life. Before I had taken half a box I hIt a great im- provement I was able to get out of bed, much to the surprise of everybody. By the time I had finished the box I was quite well "1 never saw anything like it in my 1ife," a relative exclaimed. We really thought that she was goir. to die. Then, when we had given up all hone, she began to take Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, which saved her life as nothing else could." I was never so well in my life as I am at the present time," concluded Mrs Donaldson. I sleep well and eat well, and have not the slight- est signs of sciatica or lumbago." Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People are not a cure-all or a quack medicine. They do two things and two things only. They make rich, new blood, and they act as a tonic on the nerves. But in doing these two things they remove t(he cause of a great many different diseases, and thus cure in the best possible way, for it is not only the outward signs of disease that they cure but I also the defects which lead to it. Thus ansemia, boils, consumption, decline," goat, kidney disease, rheumatism, skin diseases, and the many backaches, sideaches, and other frequent suffer- ings of women, have all been cured by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, through their power of renewing and purifying the blood while fits, headaches, paralysis, and locomotor ataxy—of which some remarkable cures have been published this year—have been cured by the action of the pills on the nerves, at the same time as they are making new blood. Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, Holborn Viaduct, London, will send 1),. box post free for 2s 9d, or six for 13s 9d but the pills may be obtained anywhere provided care is taken to see that no imitation is substituted for them, and that the pink wrapper bears the well-known trade-mark and the signature of Dr. Williams' Medicine Company.
CARDiGAN MILITIAMAN'S OFFENCE. At Devon Quarter Sessions Alexander Phillips (32\, collier, was indicted for inflicting grievous bodily harm on John David Jones at Maker on June 11th. He was further charged with common assault. The prosecutor, a corporal in the Cardigan Militia Artillery, and the prisoner, a gunner, were at the time of the occurrence in camp at Maker. The prosecutor was assisting Edward Cartwright.the canteen steward, and about 5.45 the prisoner entered and asked for a pennyworth of cheese, which was snpnlied to him by Corporal Jones. Prisoner said the cheese was not sufficient for the money, and he was told he need not have it. Corporal Jones was putting the cheese back when he suddenly cried out, Oh, what have you done ?" Just as he cried out a knife fell from his side. His tunic had been penetrated by a. sharp instru- ment, and there was a severe wound in his left groin. He was taken to the military hospital by the prisoner, and after his wound was tem- porarily dressed he was conveyed to the hospital at Devonport, which he did not leave again until July 3rd. When arrested the prisoner said Corporal Jones had struck him ten or eleven times awfully hard, and that Jones was given to doing that sort' of thing. Corporal Jones said when he was putting the rejected cheese back the prisoner jumped on to tbe counter. He pushed him off, and imme- diately afterwards felt the Mound in the side. Quartermaster-sergeant George Farrow, R.A., said the whole regiment was given to skylarking, but as a matter of fact the prosecutor was more prone to skylarking than the prisoner, and he was once told that if be was not careful his pranks would bring him into trouble.. After a short deliberation the jury found prisoner guilty of a common assault, and he was sentenced to 21 days' imprisonment, the period of his incarceration while awaiting trial being taken into consideration.
ONE GOOD TURN. The Clyde engineers have been asked to make a levy in aid of the German Metal Workers' Unions, which are engaged in a struggle with the metal manufacturers of Berlin for a reduction of working hours. The engineers are urged to grant a levy to reciprocate the spirit of the Ger- mans seven years ago, when they prevented an influx of Continental labour to this country and contributed £14.500.
TO CURE A COLD IN A DAY. Take Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets. AU Chemists refund the money if it fails to cure. See E. W. Crroye'ejawae is oaeftch b.,
MERTHYR WOMAN'S DEATH. FOUL PLAYSUGGESTED. Unsavoury Revelations. On Wednesday at the Merthyr Workhouse Mr R. J. Rhys, coroner, held an inquest upon the body of Ellen Thomas, 25 years of age. Mr Davies Williams was foreman of the jury. Mrs Thomas, wife of John Thomas, collier, 13. Sunny bank, Brecon-road said deceased was her daughter, and had worked at Messrs Hansard's for some time, but latterly lived at her home. Deceased was taken from the house to the Union Infirmary last Friday night. She had told wit- ness she had been kicked, and complained of a pain in her side. Deceased had lived partly at Georgetown with Isaac Payne. Witness could not say whether she lived with him as his wife. Deceased went to Payne's house last Monday week at 11 o'clock at night by herself. She went because she heard there was another girl in the house. Witness's husband did not turn her out. She went to Payne's the next morning at a quarter to 9. Her daughter was in bed, but witness did not see Payne. She took her daughter home in the even- ing. Deceased was then complaining of her side and back. She was pregnant by Payne. She had lived off and on with Payne for two years. She did not know why he had not married her. The Coroner said it waa a very unsavoury thing for a mother to stand by and see this sort of thing going on. They could hardly call it prostitution, but it was next door to it. Witness protested that she had been living at Cefn for some months. The Coroner What has that to do with it ? Cefn is not in the middle of Africa. It is only a mile from Mertbyr. I have nothing else to ask you. I don't think you are a very model mother. Elizabeth Phillips, 28, Johns-street, George- town, which is near 12, Bethel-stree-t, Pavne's residence, said deceased came to her house at 20 minutes past 12 o'clock on Monday night week. When she opened the door to her, deceased said, Oh, dear I am nearly dropping." She then left for Payne's house. Payne answered the door, and took her in. He asked her where she was going at that time of night, and she said she had to leave her father, who she said had sent her out. A neighbour named Mr Edwards and witness helped to take her to Payne's because her breathing was so bad. Mrs Sarah Ann Morgan, 13, Bethel-street, said Payne lived by himself. Deceased since Christ- mas had spent a good deal of time at his house. I She would come and go. Her parents sometimes j fetched her. Payne worked at night. Deceased j one night, being ill, knocked at the wall. Wit- | ness heard a sound as of a scuffle, which j lasted a second or two. This was between I half past 3 and half past 4 on the I morning of Tuesday week last. She went in I and saw the deceased. Her mother and sister I took her away the same evening. Witness did not think much of the scuffle. She heard no scream. Deceased afterwards told her, when I witness asked what the scuffle was about, that Isaac did not want her to stay there Mrs Thomas, recalled, said deceased walked home on the Tuesday. Miss Kate Jones, nurse at the Workhouse In- firmary, said deceased was admitted on the 16th inst., and died at 7. o'clock on the following morning. She told witness she had been attended by Dr. Flood. Deceased looked quite blue when she was brought in, and her chest was very bad. Deceased died rather suddenly while witness was washing her. Dr. Ward said he saw the body on Saturday. It was that of a well-nourished woman, eight months gone in pregnancy. He made r. post mortem examination on Tues- day morning. There were no marks of violence on the body. Deceased was dropsical j all over, especially in tbe lower extremities. He found in the chest acute pleurisy on both sides j and pneumonia of the left lung. She also ex- i hibited symptoms of dropsy of the heart, and this would account for her blue appearance. She had inflammation of the kidneys. She died; from sudden cordiac failure and exhaustion re- suiting from lung mischief and heart mischief, She must have suffered for some time. and he did not know how she could have walked from Payne's to her house. It was true women in her-condition J were apt to make fanciful statements. He was • quite satisfied there were no bruises about her body. Isaac Payne was then sworn. He said he had been keeping company with the deceased two years. He first noticed the week before last that her legs and face were much swollen. The Coroner, in summing-up, said it was a very unsavoury case. Dr Ward had found no marks of violence on the poor girl's body, and it was quite clear what was the cause of death. He made a rule of never going further into these nasty stories. He thought Dr. Ward's evidence was sufficient to return a. ver- dict in accordance with his examination. The jury returned a verdict of Nataral causes."
"YOUR VERDICT, NOT MINE." JUDGE OWEN'S DISCLAJMER. Haverfordwest Prisoner Discharged. The Quarter Sessions for Haverfordweat were held on Wednesday at the Shire Hall, his Honour Judge Owen presiding. Mr F. P. Green was foreman of the grand jury. Committees. The Licensing Committee was reappointed for I the ensuing year, and a number of magistrates I were reappointed to „make orders for the recep- tion of lunatics. f Alleged Burglary. The only case for trial was one in which j Daniel Fleming, fireman, of Milford Haven, was I charged yith burglary at Foley House, Haverford- I west, on Octoher 3rd, Mr Marley Samson prose- cuted, and prisoner was undefended. The evidence of Miss Ada Moore, daughter of the housekeeper, was that at 1 a.m. she beard falling glass, and when she dressed and went downstairs she found prisoner in the smoking- room sitting on the couch. She and her mother gave the alarm, and when the police came on the scene in a tew minutes prisoner jumped through the window into a yard, from which he was trying to escape by climbing over' a wall. He was arrested and charged. Prisoner pleaded that he was drunk and knew nothing about it, and put in his register of dis- charges, which were marked good." His Honour pointed out to the jury that they must judge a man's intention from his conduct. People did not break into bouses for a lark, and he had never yet beard of a drunken man com- mitting a burglary. After a short absence the jury returned a ver- dict of Guilty of being found in the premises without any intention to steal." Mr Samson: That is a verdict of Not Guilty." The Chairman I hope none of you gentlemen will have a burglar in your house. (Laughter.) We discbarge him. Mr Samson requested that the jury should be asked for a formal verdict of Not guilty." The Chairman You must return a verdict of not guilty, if that is what you mean. The Foreman We find him not guilty. The Chairman is your verdict, not mine, I am glad to say. Discharge the prisoner. I Lincensing Appeal. Mr W. J. Jones appealed against the decision of the Haverfordwest magistrates who refused to transfer the license of the Falcon Inn to John Warlow. Their decision was no reflection on the applicant. The magistrates did not contest tbe I appeal, which was allowed. This was all the business.
NEATH CONSTABLE STABBED. Quarter Sessions Trial und Sentence. At Glamorgan Sessions on Wednesday Sidney Jones (22), labourer, was charged with unlaw- fully and maliciously wounding and cutting P.O. Hopkin Davies at Neath on October 9th. Mr Redmond Davies prosecuted. The constable said ho met prisoner at 11.20 on the night in question following a woman of ill-fame and cursing and swearing. Witness asked him to go home quietly, and he said he would not do so as long as he had a knife, at the same time striking him with the knife on the breast, the arm, and the top of the head. Subsequently they closed and struggled till P.C. Deer came on the scene. It was alleged that though prisoner was under the influence of drink he was well aware of what he was doing. Dr. Walter Jones said one of the wounds was in the region of the heart, but fortunately it was superfi- cial. Prisoner said the officers had ill-treated him by beating him unnecessarily, and he pro- duced his coat, which he alleged that the officers had torn. He denied the offence,and pleaded that he was the support of hi] aged mother. The jury found the prisoner guilty, but recommended him to mercy on the ground of his filial affection. In passing sen- tence, the Chairman said prisoner had made a very clever appeal to the sympathies of the jury, and they had taken the bait, but they had nothing to do with his devotion to his mother there. Sympathy was a good thing, but should be diverted in the right channel. The sentence was six months' hard labour.
JUMPED INTO THE RIVER RHONDDA. ¡ Alleged Attempted Suicide. A charge of having attempted to commit suicide was preferred at the Pontypridd Police Court on Wednesday against Thomas Moston, a tailor, of Stockport, who jumped into the river Rhondda at Dinas en Tuesday. Anthony Morley. a young collier, stated that he saw the accused mount a wall about half-past 10 in the morning and jump into the river. He ran to tbe spot, but another man, Harry Hector, reached the defendant first and pulled him out. He was unconscious, but when he re- vived said, God help me, I tried to do it, and I'll do it again." In reply to P.O. Fudge, the accused said, I hope God will have mercy on me," and later on, "It's no gooa; I will go there again." The defendant told the Court that he had come to South Wales to look for work, and had not succeeded. He was remaded for a week. His rescuer, Hector, served with the 2nd Dorset Regiment in South Africa.
On Sunday evening the body of Ivan Emman- uel. Chilian seaman and stowaway, was landed at Barry from tbe British steamer Marie Rose, death having taken place on the voyage from Antwerp. The stowaway was discovered soon after the steamer left port, and being taken ill was medically treated on board. He died on 13!U:a.1., An beheld.
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