Martial Law for Russia. SENERAL MOBILISATION EXPECTED, Paris, Wednssday—Tbe P<>tit Journal's Bt. Petersburg correspondent says In orier to repress the disturbances that agitato the Empire tgeaetalmobiiisatioahaa, it is stated, been decided upon. The Govsmment of St. Perterabnrg and Mos- cow alone will famish 50.000 reservists. It is asserted that the whole Empire will be placed auder niartia.1 law. This decision, it is stated, has been reached since the recent disorders.—Renter. Paris, Wednesday Moraine.—So alarmingly is the gravity of the attaationin the Caacaana in- creasing, says the St. Petersburg correspondent of the Echo de Paris," that the Viceroy has decided to leave Kislowoclst for Tiflia. It is feared that a separatist movement is being inaugurated by the Caucasian nationalists.— Central Hews. To Paralyse Empire's Industries. -St. Petersburg, Wednesday.—Revolutionaries are at work in the coal mining districts trying to bring aboot a general strike in order to disable industry throughoutjthe Empire, in view of the lack of oil fael. The report of a contemplated- strike among coal miners is creating a fooling of great anxiety.—Renter. Riga Prison Stormed. Riga, Wednesday.—Last night two political prisoners, who had acted as ringleadeis here, were rescued from the Central Prison. The rescoera billsd two warders and one policeman and aevotalpstieemen were wounded. Two of of the rescue party were arrested.—"Renter. Riga, Wednesday.—About three o'clock this morning a crowd of from 50 to 100 persona attacked the Central Prison here and cat the telepinae wires. They succeeded in entering the eourt of the pri«on by climbing the walls. Whila one section attacked the warders, killing two and seriously wounding three, the remainder forced their way into the cells and liberated two im. portant political prisoners whom they carried off with tbem. Two policemen and a. night watchman pursued the crowd and firing ensued. One policeman was killed but the other policeman and night watch- man, assisted by a. drosky driver, succeeded In arresting a Jew.—Renter.
THE CAUCASUS AND THE DUMA St. Petersburg, Monday.—Desptacbes from Bikn stats that the inhabitants are literally starving in consequence of the disorders. Provi- sions are obtainable only at a very few shops, and even in thane tbe prices demanded are five times higher than the nsnal ones. A day or two ago a iaige crowd of Russian workmen with their wivoB and children marched to tho police office of the town, and declared that they had had nothing to eat for threw days.- The prefect of police pro- mised to do what he could to obtain provisions for them. It is stated that Count Solsky's conference is considering the question of excluding the Cauca- sus from the that elections for tbe Duma on account of the disorderly state of affairs in that regiou. There is no hope of a speedy restora- tion of order in the Caucasus, and it is thought undesirable that there should be a postponement of the Duma elections. It is therefore probable that tbe first Dnma will be composed without any representatives from the Cauca JUS.—Central News. Ferment Amongst Crimean i artars. Odessa, Monday Afternoon.—A despatch from Simferopol states that tha Governor of Tatjiida has found it urgently necessary to adopt elaborate treasures for tbe purpose of allaying the growing axcitemeut amongst the Crimean Tartars caused by the reported impending holy war by the Caucasian Tartais.Tbe Crimean Tartarll numher about a quarter of a. million.—Central News. State of Siege Proclaimed. St. Petersburg. Monday.—By order of the Czar a state of siege *)aa been declared at Bielostok and in tbe Bielostok district. Mnrdera, pihaging, and incendiarism continue at Bake, and many shops are still shut in spite of tbe threat of the Governor to fine all shop- I keepers not opening their establishments 3,000 ronblea.—Esuter.
EARTHQUAKE PANIC. Further Damage in Italy. Rome. Sunday.—According to official returns tbe recent earthquake shocks wete experienced in five povinces, destroyed 4,600 Duildings, among them four castles and ninety charches. and ren- dered 70,000 persons homeless. Four thousand lives were Scat and the material damage done ia estimated at batween 50 and 60 millions of lire. -Can tr&1 News. Rome, Monday.—Fresh sbtrp earthquake shocks were felt at 3 o'ciock_aud a quarter past 11 this morning at Reggio, 'Calabria. The in- habitants were seized with panic. Further damage was dona in the provinces of Cattanzaro and Cosenzi. The Coeenzs, telegraph office has partially collapsed and Is uninhabitable. The inmates escaped death by a hurried Sight. A severe shock was felt this morning at Monte- leone, causing considerable alarm. The disturb- ance was also felt at Tirelo, in the province af CaUanzsro —Renter. Kome, Monday Night.—Two farther earth- quake shocks of great, violence occurred to-day in Calabria. Hundreds of bouses were destroyed, and the inhabitant^ of the villages are well-nigh distraught with fear, matching in processions through the waods bearing sad red pictures and statuettes of the saints. It is officially announced that 24,000 persons bave been injured as result of tbe previous shocks. A sum of 2.500,000 hre has already been raised by public subscriptions and donations for the relief of the sufferers. Of this total tbe King gave 100,000, the Queen 50,000, and tbe Pope 200,G0C. Get man banks have contributed 120,000 lire, and Italian banks 250,000.- Centra) News.
THE REARRESTED BORDERER. Appearance at Ware. Private Stubbing, of the South Wales Bor- derers, who was released from Brecon Prison on Friday and was rearrested on a warrant dated February last for bastardy arrears, was on Weduesday brought before tbe magis- etrates at Ware, liorts. He admitted owing the money nnd said ha would do his best to -pay. He was expecting to bereiastatedinbis regiment, and bad got all his back pay, and would pro- bably git compensation from the Post Office. He also expected heJp from his father, who lives at Grantham. The Chairman said as defendant Beemed inclined to pay in future he would only be sentenced to one day's imprisonment, which would vipe opt tha arrears up to iebraary. He would have to pay arrears dne since and keep the payments np. The complainant's name ia Ellsn Brown, of Ware.
MOTHERS IN THE WORKHOUSE Before the Pontypridd Stipendiary op Wednes- day Elizabeth Parry ttC inmate of the Workhouse, obtained a paternity order of 35 a week against John Owen, a collier, of Penrhiwceiber. A lodgor spoke to seeing tbe parties cucupyiug the aame bed. Kcaina Chamberlain, also an inmate of the Workhouse, summoned John James Jones, des- cribed as tbe son of the landlord, of the Royal Hotei, Pantycymmer to show canse, etc. It was stated aat defendant; bad Roneta America to avoid these, proceedings. Au order of 3a 6d a woek was tnade. Mr Thomas John (Messrs SpickeU aud Sons) appeared for the applicants.
THE CHOLERA SCARE. Precautions at Swansea. At a meeting of the Swansea Port Sanitary Anthoritv on Tuesday, Mr Tutton presiding, a letter was read from tho Local Government Board on the subject of cholera precautions and advising that particular attention sbonld be paid to the North Sea ports and vessels that came from the Baltic. Dr. Ebenezer Davies said in- struetions bad been given that port sanitiry ofhiers whicti would ensure proper precautions being taken.
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NORWAY AND SWEDEN Our Peace-Making King. i BASIS OF AGREEMENT SUGGESTED. Prince Charles and the Throne. There is good reason to believe that, as th" re- sult cf negotiations which have been taking place in London, the dispute between Swedeu and N orwa vasto the frontier fortresses is prac- tically settled. Thsre is, moreover, reason to believe that the agreement has been cr. me to as I tbe result of the indirect, if not direct, interven- tion of King Edward. Both Dr. Nansen and the Swedish Minister had long interviews last week with Sir Thomas Sanderson, and at tbesu interviews maps and documents were brought into reauisition. Con- currently it may be pointed out, special mes- sengers have been travelling between London and Rnfford Abbey with despatches for the I King. A correspondent states definitely that these despatches had reference to the Swedish- Norwegian controversy, in which the King is taking a deep interest, and tbat the King is be- I lieved to have suggested a modus sivendi. The exact natare oi this proposal is not known, but it is believed to have been suggested to Dr. Nansen and the Swedish Minister tbat, instead of demolishing the fortresses in dispute, tbe name should be disarmed tbltt Swcdfcn and Norway should enter into an agreement not to increase their present artaaments and that the two countries should enter into a permanent peace trefttv. This suggestion is believed to have met with a cordial reception, and there is little doabt that it will form the basis of an agree- ment. The correspondent adds that it i3 now practi- cally certain that shortly after the present con- troversy ia settled Prince Charles of Denmark wi.'l be elected King of Norway. Karlstad, Saturday, 11 p.m.—An official com- muuique published this evening states that ¡ there is reason to bops that the Swedish-Nor- wegian negotiations will shortly lead to a defi- nite result. The nsgotiations will be contioaed to-morrow.—Renter. Stockhc.'m. Sunday.—Great satisfaction has been caused here by the semi-ofacinl communique from Karlstad foreshadowing an understanding between the Swedish and Norwegian delegates, and after the severe tension which lately pre- vailed in both countries the announcement came as a areat relief to the people.—Router. Christiania, Sunday.—Tbe Morgenblad says AU will have heard with gratification the news that a peaceful settlement in sigbis t. We do not yet Know bow dearly this settlement has been bought, and only one thing seems cer- tain, and that ia that Norway has succeeded in arranging an arbitration treaty which will in the future afford her guarantees against the Swedish claims."—Renter. Proposal ef a Republic. Professor Hsrald Iljarne, a member of the Swedish Iiikadag, now in London, stated to a representative of the Central News yesterday that he waa completely assured that the Swedish Riksdag would ratify the agreement as settled at Karlstad betweou tiie delegate. but all the diffi cultiea in the way of a peaceful solution were not yec over, as the Norwegian Storthing also would have to ratify the agreement. There was in the Norwegian Storthing a strong opposition against an concessions, but at the same time he believed the Parliament of the country would not go against the decision of its delegates. After the separation, asserted the professor, we in Sweden will bave nothing to do with tbe election of a Norwegian King. There is a strong Republicsn party in Norway, and tbey will doubtless urge that the country should become a Republic. For Sweden it does not matter whom the Norwegians elect as titular head of tbe country. Sweden would have nothing against a Norwegian Republic, because tbat is qaite an internal question. Karlstad. Monday.—In view of the alarmist articles to-day in Swedish papers, M. Michel len, the head of the Norwegian delegation, bas authorised the statement that the reports rc- garding the mobilisation of troops in Norway are greatly exaggerated, and have probably been circulatod in order to create a sensation. In any case, no mor. troops will be despatched to tbe frontie. while the conference is sitting.—Renter. Menacing Sweden's Frontier. Paris, Tuesday.—The Temps publishes an interview which its Stockholm correspondent has bad with M. Lindman, Minister of Marine, who I is also acting as Minister for Foreign Affairs in I Sweden. M. Lioamau declared that tha Nor- wegians are continuing the mobilisation of their troops, aud that every nigbt trains laden with soldiers are being sent towards tbe Swedish frontier. Nevertheless, he added, the tone of the Norwegian Press is most conciliatory, and an early aud peaceful settlement is probable.— Central News. Christiania, Tuesday.—The following para- graph appears in the Aftenposton to day During tbe negot:ations no soldiers, either Swedish or Norwegians, will be ordered to the frontier, and the guards 00 both sides 9! ttye border will withdraw to bucIs a dijrUti £ I'"as to tnakea collision impossible. Thorois, however, aj yet no question of sending them home.— Renter ■ v.cc. i?. There was a general feeling of relief wben it was announced that the delegates of Sweden and Norway had arrived at a peaceful settlement of their differAnces. The issue was narrowed down to a claim by the Swedish delegates that the fortresses erected on tha frontier by Norway shonld be dismantled. The Norweigians replied that before ceding this point the Swedes should agree to an Arbitration Treaty. A settloment was only arrived at after a twelve honra* sitting. Several minor questions remain to be dealt with before Norway ili ltlCOIlDised as an independent state. The new government will probably be a constitutional monarchy, Dr. Nansen has played a covsiderable part in the negotiations, and has been the principal exponent of tbe Norwegian case to tbe British public. He is. of course, the most famous Arctic explorer of to-day, bis attempts to reach the North Pole with bis vessel the Fram, provoking world-wide interest. Nansen n over six feet high, and bas a.n athletic frpmti. His books show him to be a man of con- siderable scientific attainments. The popular explorer married a calebrated Swedish ninger, and at their homo near Christiania they have entertained many of their English friends.
German Troops Trapped. WIT BOIS' SWIFT REAR BLOW. Convoy Escort Annihilated. Cape Town, Wednesday.—A serious reverse ball overtaken the German forces in Slath-East Africa. Daring General Von Trotbas'« sweeping movement a considerable Witboi force evaded the combined German coiamne at Darp, a place six hours sonth of Kietmanahoop, and delivered a. rear attack which was 80 swift and unexpected that the German rearguard was taken com- pletely by snrprise, with tbe result that the native troops succeodcd in practicably anni- bilalxng a convoy escort. The commander is missing. The natives also cantnred a thousand cattle and 122 waggons, several filled with ammunition. I-Cantnl News. Cape Town, Wadneaday Afternoon.—The ArRas" today publishes a nambor of parsons! statements with respect to the allegations which b.tve been made from time to time tbat the Ger- mans in South-West Africa bave been recruiting Boers to help them in their struggle against the rebellious natives. These statements prove pretty conclusively tbat Boers wore enlisted for service all transport drivers who afterwards fought uuder the German 3ag as C3mbatant3. It is stated ths^t noon several occasions tbe natives actually captured an armed Boer but re- gardiug Boers us British subjects, released them, j Tbe rebels have now learned tbe facts and have given notice that in future captuierl armed Boers will ba forthwith shot.—Central News.
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ATTEMPTED SÚlêiDE AT CARDIFf..1 As raported in Wednesday's issue, an attempt I at suicide wat3 made on Tuesday afternoon by Mike Donbler (43). a pitwood carrier, of Taff- atreet, Cardiff. Dubler WMa ou Wednesday charged with tbe offence before Mr F. H. Jothaai and Mr J. W. Courtis. P.C. Chedzay said that vtheD charged prisoner answered I wish to say that I am very sorry. It shall never occnr again. I will give ap the drink altogether." Than Mrs Dabler stepped forward. Why did your husband do this t" asked Mr Rees, Magiu" trates' Clerk. Ont of work is the cause of it jeplied M18 Dabler. I Bcolded him every time he came home withont getting work. But Mr Dubler advanced quite a diffeient, and rather a novel explanation. Yon see," be said. '• I went to Sharpness, and the drink I had did it. It is very different 10 what it is here, sir,and played on my health. Bot I'll ne/cr diink any more." Prisoner was discharge:) with a caution.
j Tha iMneas from which Colonel Frank Rhodes .'ssnSeMog is blackwater fever. His couditioll is more serious. Rear-Admiral F. Egerton, R.N., who bas been aeriouaiy indisposed at his lesidcnce. Cberiton j Cottage, r.ear Alresford, Uants, i& making very | favourable piogiesa towards recovery.
Wife Murdered." ARREST OF THE HUSBAND. SUPPOSED MOTIVE OF THE CRIME, WOMAN'S ADULTERY. SEN.SATIONAL SIORY BY HER LOVER. Newport biks enjoyed a remarkable immunity from tragedies, especially of a domestic charac- ter. and consequently a great sensation was created on Tuesday evening wben it became known that a marder had been committed in broad daylight, almost in the centra of one of the obief streets of the town,'viz., Commercial-street. The scene of tbe tragedy was tbe London Royal Restanrant, a temperance refreshment hong; situated immediately opposite the Coamiercial-Btreet Baptist Church, and witbiHt50 yards of the Newport Empire Palace of Varieties. The affair happened with startling suddenness and, wbat is more remarkable ctiJ), the victim was dead, and her murderer arrested, within a gnarter of an hour from the time that the occu- pants of the lo taarant became aware that any- thing untoward bad taken place. The chief actors in the tragedy were William Beavan, 40 years of age, an Army pensioner who bad lecently returned to this country from South Africa. Beavan bad been staying in tho restaurant since the 9th September, and bad en- gaged a bedroom for his sola use. He, however, informed the manager that his wife was resid- ing in Newport, and, as a matter of fact, he was almost daily visited by his wife, who had dinner with him wbeu she called, bat did not sleep on the premises. Beavan is described as of a quiet disposition, and well-bebavsd, and apparently he and his wife were on affectionate terms. When she visited him, she brought two of their children —there was a third child whose firet visit was on the very day of the tragedy and in 11011 respects they seamed a hnppy and well cared for family. Mrs Beavan paid her fatal visit on Tnesday, at half-past 9 in the morning, and proceeded to her husband's room. She was accompanied on this occasion by tbeir youngest child, a boy six years of age. The three remained in the room together the whole of the morning, and at about one o'clock came down to the public dining-room for dinner. They afterwards retnrned to their room. Nothing occurred to attract the attention of the manager of tbe restaurant or the staff until shortly before the o'clock, when a woman's screams were beard upstairs. The manageress (Miss Triblev) at once went np to ascertain the causa, and half way np the second flight of stairs saw Mrs Beavan lying down. He bas cut my throat," exclaimed the poor *,woman, and Miss Tribiey then noticed to her horror tbat the woman had an ngly Rash in her tbroat, from which blood was flowing. Ilorror-stricken, Miss Tribley rushed back downstairs'for assistance Meanwhile the screams of the victim bad attracted the attention of everybody in the house, and also passers-by in the street, and a crowd quickly collected. In the midst of the excitement the husband of the victim calmly walked downstairs and sat down in the dining room, apparently qnite self-possessed. P.C. Hensby, of the Newport borough force, hap- pened to be on dnty near the restaurant at the time, and when he entered the restaurant Beavan quietly gave himself up—as one eye-witness de- scribed it, he almost fell into the arms of the constable "-and banded him a. blood-stained razor with the remark, I have cut ber throat." Meanwhile the manager of tbe restaurant (Mr W. Mattick) had raahed off to Dr. Buckner's snigety, which is only about a hundred yards from the scene of the tragedy and Dr. Htfck- r.er, who promptly arrived on the wpot, gave in- structions to have the woman removed to the flew»)ort Hospital. A cab was immediately re- quisitioned, and The woman carried into it. She was then unconsciona and bleeding from the throat, but just as the hospital waa reacbed she breathed her last. As before stated, the whole tragedy was enacted in a remarkably abort space of time. the nnfortanate victim dying and her murderer being lodged in the police cells in abont a quarter of an hour from the time the poor woma.n's screams were heard. For some little time after- wards the restanrant was en object of curiosity to small crowds of spectators, but they were not permitted by the police to throng round the doors and in fact, business went on as usnal very shortly after the chief actors in the drama bad been removed. The Bedroom. j When a tragedy of this kind occnrs one always looks for a motive. Sometimes the cause of such a terrible deed is shronded in mystery, Bometimes it is all too evident; but this case presents one remarkable feature. It is admitted, frankly and fully, by a man named Cooke, who lives in NewPott-lln interview with whom appears telow-that he and Mrs Beavan had cohabited, that he was aware that she was a married woman, that she had borne him two children, and thtlt-vvhat is more remarkabie atilJ-tbe husband cf the deceased vrrts aware of the illicit relations existing be- tween bia wife and Cooke, and had even visited them at the house where they lived together a, man and wife. SCENE OF THE CRIME. Restaurant Manager's Story. Mr W. MatUck, manager of the London 'Royal Restaurant, was seen by one of our reporters shortly after the crime was committed. Betvan came hers," he said, on tbeJlOth September and asked for a bed for the night. ——————-
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We gave him one, and heafterwarda told as that it suited him so vvell that he would stay hers for a time. He booked the bsdiojm and told ns his wife was living in the town and would visit him occasionally. We thought it rather strange, b;it he was such a aecenc looking weli-behaved man that we attached no importance to the incident. Shortly after his wife came, and subsequently she viaited him almost every day, but did not sleep here." Did be tell yon anything about himseif ?"— lie ;*ave tbe name of Beavan, and told 118 he had bean a master tailor and cutter in the army, that he bad been to Sonth Africa, and had only just returned home." On what terms did they appear to be 1"- Ob, the happiest. They were not demonstta- tÎvu, but seemed quietly comfortable together. Evaryfrneaht came they would dine together in the public dining-room, and generally she brought two little children-a boy and a Kirl- with her. What happened to-day ?"— We noticsd nothing unusual aboat them. They had a good dinner together, and returned to their room, which is a bedroom overlooking Commercial- street. It wan just balf-past four when 1 heard a woman s screams upstairs. Miss Tribtey, the manageress, was, 1 think, the first to go up, and on following her I saw MIlt Beavan lying on her back half-way dowp the second flight of stairs. I rashed np to their room, and saw blood abont the floor. Beavan was there, and I said to him. I Wbat bava yon done?' and be replied quite calmly, I have cut her throat, and here is the razor,' at the same time holding out a razor towards me. I immediatelvran back downstairs for a. doctor to see the poor woman, and fetched Dr. Bnckner. When I got back, they wero putting Mra Beavan into a cab." What became of Beavnn ? "—He followed me downstairs, qnite slowly and calmly. He made not tbe slightest attempt to escape. There was a crowd outside in an instant, and P.C. Hensby, who was attracted to the scene, caine in and immediately arrested Beavan, who calmly said, 'I am the W8.n,' and handed him the razor." Asked whether there bad been anything in Beavan's demeanour to aronBe bis cariosity, Mr Mattick replied in the negative: adding that Miss Tribley, the manageress, had seen more of him and his wife than he (i\1t Mattick) had. INTERVIEW WITH MISS TRIBLEY. Miss Tribley, the manageress, informed our reporter tbat Beavan was a reserved sort of man, well-behaved, well-dressed, and always bad plenty of money. We heard," she said, that just before he came homo from South Africa he sent bia wife RMO, and I myself have waited on ihem in their room, and eeeo him she her considerable snma of money. Some days he woald not have any. thing to eat in the bouse, but when she came— she was not here every day-they woald have dinner together." Wbat happened to-day, Mias Tribley ?"— Mrs Beavan came hare in the morning, and I went upstairs and told Mr Beavan she was here. Tell her to come np,' be said; and she went op, and we beard nothing more of them nntil they ordered dinner. She bad tbeir youDgost cbild- a boy—with ber. SiDgclarly enough, it was only yesterday that I told her I bad not seen their youngest child, andabo said she wonld bring hin: to-day." You wera one of the first to go upstairs wben the screams were heard ?"—" Yea, and I found ber lying on the stairs. She was kicking, and I thought she had tainted. I spoke to her, and she said, He hils cut my throat.' Naturally I was horror-stricken, and I scarcely know what happened afterwards." Had Beavan been in the habit of drinking 7" —" Well, I have never seen him the worse for liquor. He went oat a good deal, bnt of course I did not know where he was in the habit of ^.oing bnt from his general conduct I regarded bim as a thoroughly respectable man." NARRATIVES OF PASSERS-BY. Henxy Gatehouse, inspector of works under the Newpoit Corporation, told our representative that be was passing down Commercial-street when be beard a little girl sbouting. Just after a woman rushed ont of the London Restanrant. She fell Into his arms, and placed her arms aiound his neck. She was bleoding profusely from a wound in the tbroat, and tbe blood soaked into bia clothes. He called a cab, and assisted in taking her to the hospital. What became of the man ?" asked our repre- sentative. He came running down the stairs. He was wearing a gold chain and had gold rings on his fingers. As soon as he came oat the police got at him." Mr A. F. S. Griffiths, assistant master at tbe Bolt-street Schools, was also passing the restaur- ant at the time, and saw the woman rush out. When the cab came along be went with her to the hospital. She was not dead then," said Mr Griffiths, but when we reached tb. hospital door she breatbed a little, and when we got inside tbe hospital they said she was dead.
Astounding Story. WOMAN'S LOVER'S ADMISSIONS Child's Pathetic Statement. Hearing tbat RijrS Beavan was naid to have been living with a tnan in Witham-stteet, off Corporation-road, a worbingclassneighboarhood, one of onr reporters visited tbe street, and at No. 12 saw the victim's little girl, who is 10 years of age, at the door. Ob, it isn't true, sir,she said. It's not my dadda who's killed mamma. My dadda has only jást come home from work." Later, when a neighbour informed her of the tragedy, she cried, Oh, the crnel man it was that grand man. I always said he was a wicked man." In the house cfnr representative saw a tall, military-looking man, who gave the name of Wm. Cooke, and was the first to inform him of the trapedy. Cooke exhibited great distress, and aobbed oat, If My dear little Sa) Ob, J told ber I I told ber I would rather that be should bave had her than tbart it should come to this." He went on to say tbat be met Mrs Beavan at Abergavenny about four years ago, that her bnsband had deserted her and bad gone •.0 South Africa, and that he and Mrs Bsavwi agreed to I i ..a together. She had three children at that time, and shortly after they came to live at Newport, "a.nd," he added, we lived very comfoitable and happy until Beavan fonnd her out, and then I hear he used 10 come horn occasionally to tee her. Then things began to go wrong. Beavan was here tnce when 1 was home, and be claimed his wife. I told her there and then that she could go with him if ilbe liked." "Takoyonrohoica," leaid, but give me my ttlo children.' Cooke added tbauioce he had been living with Mra Beavan she had bad two children by him,, and was pregnant at the time of her death. I told Beavan," !1t!. went on. the day be was here; that I was willing for him to have her back, but pleaded with him that he should wait a little while until the baby was born. He left that day without making any arrangement, but I have beard since that he used to come here «vben I was at work, but she would not go with him. I pleaded with her uot to go out with him, but she must have gone to meet him to-day again." Oh, dear, dear," be concluded, whatfwil! I do ? aDd tbe m«*n agf-in broke down. Cooke, who readily volunteered the foregoing information, stated he was a bridge-man in the employment of the G.reat Western Railway Company, and that be, lIke Boann, had been in tba army. STATEMENTS BY NEIGHBOURS. The neighbours spsak very kindly of Mrs Bsavan. She was a tidy little body," said one of them to our representative, bnt "omgtimes had a little drop to drink- There was also some myafety ttbont her, and I could not understand why Bhe was called Mrs Cooko, while some letters that circe to her were addressed MrB Beavan." She ulways bad plenty oi money. There was a eoldic-r-looking well-dressed man with ringa ou his tingera calling to see her sometimes, and wo nsea to chaff her abont bim, but ahg never said who ho was." Well, well, 8beTconcluded, and it's come to this." A neighbour, speaking to our representative, tfid that MraBeavaa tvsa a very tidy woman and a very good mother. Until that evening Cooke bad alwaya been regarded as Mrs Be&van'a husband. Qo o c^Hsioon M19 Beavan was very short of money, bllt suddenly ahe woald have £5 and £ LQ llotes. About three weeks ago she recceived a telegruoa, aaddrassed up and went out for the day. Some days Mterthia "a woll-dressed man called at the house, and while Cooke was at work remained there during tbo day. On another day he came there when Cooke was at home for tbe tiVoniog, Mr an3 Mis Beavan bad "Iso gonetc tbetheatie I with one of the children; leaving Cooke «t home, and returned ha mo in a cab. Since Mr Beavan bad been coming to tbe house tbe children had bad new clotbe., and the children ware beard to say tbas Beatie's undo bad come home from South Alrica and had & lot of money. As Mr Beavan was going to tbe house when Cooke was tbere-condaded tbø interviewed lady—we believed what the children said, and had no idea tbat this well-dressed tnao was Mrs B^aVan's husband.
Prisoner in Court. ALLEGED STATEMENT TO POLICEMAN. There wn an eager crowd around tbe precincts of ibis Newport Police Court on Wedneaday in anticipation of getting a glimpsa of the prisoner Beavan, who is charged with tbe murder of bis wiftiat the London Royal Restaurant,Newport,on Tuesday afternoon, but the police bad taken precautions to prevent overcrowding. The magistrates present included the Mayor (Councillor Wilkinson) (In the chair), Aldermen Canning and Goldswoi'thy, Messrs O. E. B. Marsh, C. D. Phillips, at'rt T. Cordey. A case of drunkenness was disposed of, then the magistrates' clei'ksailed William Beavnn Immediately all 6} f!3 weiecentredon the dock as the prisoner ascended the steps. He appeared to be quite calm, and dnriug the hearing of the evi- dence be paid full attention to what was sa'd, but himself made no comment one way or the other. The charge agaiu^t prisoner was that of feloniously, wilfully, and maliciously killing his wife, Saiati Ann tleaiata. The Magistrates' Clerk Is tbeie anyone ap. pearing for ilm police ? Tho Head Constable replied that they had bad no time yet, and that be was going to ask foi a remand. Mr Digby Powell intimated that be appeared for tue prisoner. Police Evidence. The first witness was P.C. Hensby. At 4.30 nu Tuesday," he said, I was on duty at Com- mercial-street, naar the Talbot Arms. In conse- quence of what I was told I went to the London Royal Restaurant at 45 Commercitfl-street. On going into the passage by the privata entrance I itaw a woman lying down w ith her tbroat cat. There weie several people standing aronnd. Someone said, The man The Magistrates' Clerk (interposing) Yon must not say that unloss tho prisoner was pre- men, Continuing, the officer said, I wont upstairs, and on tlia landing, on the second floor, I saw the prisoner. He bad no jacket or hat on. [ aaked bim, Where is tbe man.' He replied, I am the man. I done it with this razor. I shall never hang. She is a I shall never hang. Sbo is a Arod, added the officer, he never finished what be was going to say. I took him into costodv, and brought him to the police office and searched him. I afterwards went back to the Royal Restanrant, and Mr Mattick, the manager, handed me the razor produced. I went upstairs again. On the landing between the second and third storeys there was a large pool of blood. On tho sfaira leading to the third floor and on the wall there was IIlso blood. In the front room on the third floor there was a quantity of blood on tbe bed, floor, and wall. I took posses- sion of the sboet and bolster-case and also of a bottle of whisky on the table. I afterwards came back to the police office, and after cautioning prisoner charged him that be did feloniously, wilfully, and wiH: malice aforethought kill and mnrder Sarab Ann Beavan, his wife. in a. bed- room at the London Royal Restaurant, at Com- mercial-street, on Tuesday, September 19tb. He replied, Woll, I'll tell you the troth. I tried to." That was all he said;" concluded the officer. and I locked him up. Mr Digby Powell: I have no questions to ask the witness. Rendered First Aid. P.C. Bannerman said that about 4.45 p.m. on Tuesday he was called to the London Royal Restanrant. On arriving there he saw the do- ceased, Sarah Ann Beavan. being carried from the restaurant to a cab. He saw that she had a large wound on the left aide of the nectr about seven inches in length, reaching to the chin. It was very deep, and the loft artery was severed. He renderej first aid, and conveyed ber to the hospital, where she was seen by Dr. Marnb, Di. Lloyd, and other medical men, who said she was dead. lie took possession of her wearing apparel, which was ail saturated with blooj, and then returned to the police office. The Chief Constable That is all the evidence I proposo giving to-day. I ask for a remand until Tuesday next, as I want a. special day for tbb hearing. Mr DIgby Powell I have no objection. The Magistrates' Clerk Wben is the inquest ? The Cbiaf Constable This evening. The Clerk tie bus a right to be present at the inquest if be wants to. Mr Digby Powell That wonld be beat. After being formally charged, the Mayor said to the nriaoner, Yon are remanded iu custody until Tuesday next." ■* Prisoner was then condaoted down the stops. I ACCUSEO, sketched in tbe Police Court. J PRISONER'S ANTECEDENTS. A Painful Domestic Story. Beavan was born in Hereford, where his father carried on a tailoring business. He is one of two brothers, and has three sisters-one at Aberga- venny, Mrs Berrv, North-street; one at Builtb, named Mis Evans nnd one at Pentre, Rhondda, named Mrs Brooks. The family removed to Abergavenny when Beavan was very youDg, and he was educated at the National School. He then served his apprenticeship as a tailor with his father, and later worked at Worcester, BiraTiqgbatn, and Hereford. In tbe latter town he enlisted iu the 85th Shropshire Light Infantry, and possesses various medals for good conduct and passed an examination which entitled him to the rank of Serpeant-master tailor to bia regiment. Some time afterwards bia regiment nas removed to Cork, and it was at this placo that be met the deceased woman and married hor.^Eleven years ago tbef visited Abergavenny, and from tbere went to Fort William, Scotland. Later, however, the regiment moved to Victoria Barrack-, Portsmouth. Daring this time bie wife lived with him. When at Portsmouth their third child was born, and prisoner loinec) a local lodge of Freemasons. When the Boer war broke out ho left for South Africa, and. bis wife with the children went to Abergavenny, and resided for a time with the brother-in-law. Just abont this time Cooke. who has recently been living with her, returned to Abergavenny from bis regiment and began pay- ing him attentions to ber. The brother-in-law spoke to her abont it, and reminded ber of her dntv to her husband, who was sending her money from South A (rica.. However," said Mr Jack Beavan, tbe brother-in4aw, to our representative "she con- tinned to harboar this man Cooke at the bouse, and 1 was obliged to tell them to leave." He (lack Beavan) recolleeted that she once asked him to take care of the youngest child while she went out for the day, and he subse- quently learned that she and Cooke were at the Shrewsbury flower sbow together. This was too much for me," continued pri- sonar's brother, and they had to lenve my place." They went to live at Newport, and as his brother continued to send her money home, he wrote to him pointing ont how Mrs Beavan was carrying on with Cooke. Bot," eaid Mr Jack Beavan, my brother told me this afternoon when I visited him in the cells at Newport that none of these letters reached him, and that be did not know of his wife's conduct before be returned from Sonth Africa. Will (the prisoner) loft money to par- chase a honse before ho went to South Afiica, bat she spent nil this; and the fact of the matter is, she frequently Rave waf to drink." He addud that his brother was exceptionally fond of music, and could play tbe violin, the harp, and thB cornet. When spoken to on Wednesday Dr. T. G. Macorroaclc 'said he was passing the London Restaurant: when the deceased woman was placed in rv cab. She bad been skilfully a tended to by P C. Bannerman, who rendered first aid. He harried en to the hospital,"and as he was getting out of the cab she died. There was a clean cut on tbe left side of tbe nock. The jugular vein bad been cut. and notwithstanding all that P.C. Bannerman did she bled to death. Even if be (the doctor) had his appliances with him her life eonld not have been saved owing to the sorions naSure of the cat.* Broken-hearted. The owner of the London Restaurant informed onr representative that prisoner had told him that be had made a fair offer to bis wife, and that he was prepared to forgive all the past if she would return to him and biing bis children with her. This, however, she declined to do, and the poor man was broken-hearted.
INQUEST OPENED. Who Will Pay the Cost of Burial P The inquest was opened by Mr Lyndon Mooro (coroner), tt the Town Hall, on Wednesday. Mr Digby Powell appeared for the accused man Beavan, who waa not present, but the police were not represented. William John Cooke was the only witness called. He said bo lived at 12, Witham-street, and was employed as a bridgemaa on the G. WJ Railway. The name of the deceased was Sarah Ann Beuvan, and she lived with him. The Coroner: You have lived together as man and wife ?-Yes, How long ?—About three years. Deceased was the wife of a man named Wm. Beavan ?—Yes. She had gone by yonr name? —No, ah* went by her own name. > W bat waa she represented ae-your house- keeper, or what ?—She went by her name and I went by mine. She lived with you for three years ?—Yes. Yon had cobabited together during that time ? -Yes. In further reply to the Coroner, witness said she was 31 years of age. Her husband said he was A master tailor in the Army. Witness laat saw hor alive on Taeaday morning at half-past five. She waa upstairs in bed, and be took her a cup of tea. He w no more of her until she was dead. I' The Coroner said the inquiry would now be adjoucnecHtatil Monday at 2.30 p.m. He under- stood tho magistrates were holding their inquiry on Tuesday. It was advisable that they should complete their deliberations before Tues- day, He was glad that Beavan was represented by a aolicitor. The inquest would be adjourned I until Monday at 2.30. I A Peculiar Complication. Cooke was now seen to confer with Super- intendent Brookeu and the Coroner, and tbe latter remarked, •' What about tho bori.il amngjmeats ? This man (Cooke) wishes to bury her. (To Mr Digby Powell) Do yon agree ? ¡ Me Powell Oh, no, air, I The Coroner Of coarse, if the husbaad insists it will be different. Mr Powell 1 eball wait for iaatractions hom mjolieal*. f The Coronei But the man who has been ) living with the woman for three years says he would like to do so. I Mr Powell That's all very well, bnt I would rather hear what the prisoner has to say, I shall taha instructions on the point within the next honr cr so. The Coroner Yea had better let this man do it. it. Mr Powell Ob, no. The Coroner Well, I was asked for advice, and this is what I givs. Mr Powell I had bolter take instructions as the prisoner in the woman's husband. The Coroner Ob, all ri«ht.—(To Cooke) Yon see, yon are not the husband of this woman, and if Beavan insists on paying for her funeral be has the right to do so. Mr Powell will see his client. Superintendent Brooks It can be arranged, and! will htfldthe certificate until arrangements are made. The Coroner: The deceased. woman left no will. Mr Powell I don't know. Later in the evening Mr Digby Powell, the prisonei's solicitor, had an interview with him respecting the request of Cooko to pay the fanoral expenses. Beavan was emphatic that he would not allow Cooke to do so. and added that ha (prisoner) would defray the funeral expenses. Mr Powell, however, left him with no definite understanding on the matter, other than that they would again consider it to-day (Thursday). It is evident that Beavan had made up bia Wind to remain at Newport, for he had c "lIed at a number of local tailors, and had asked for employment. Mr Daviea, tailor. Commercial- street, learning tbat be had excellent recom- mendations. bad promised to take him on. Mr Pnllen, tailor, in the employ of Mr Davies, said he knew Beavan some years ago its a man IOnch respected. He waa then in tho Army, and when on furlough would visit his wife and children at Abergavenny. Prisoner's Demeanour. In his cell prisoner's demeanour is very self- possessed. His accompanied day and night by it constable, and is understood not to have made any reference to the tragedy.
THE OPEN COUNCIL. The above is the^Lion of St. Murk, Venice. Oppo- site the Doge's Chamber in the Palace was a head of this IjIoij, with mouth open. into which persons secretly threw whatever wan tc meet the eye of the Dose. We place it at the head of this c rlumu to indicate thfc b public letters are received by us, and also letters requiring answers on legal and general topics. LEGAL ADVICE. By a Cardiff Solicitor. Appointment (Scriotor).-If through the instru- mentality of the agency you obtained the appoint- ment you will not be allowed to prejudice them merely because you choose to Rive up the post. You will, however, probably be able to settle the matter amicably with them, seeing that they were able to Introduce another candidate. Notice to Quit (Cottager).—Six months' nctice expir- ing in December would be sufficient in this case, unless the Karden is a market garden, and there is no agreement to the conttary. Company (Idris).—Tbere is probably a clause In the Memorandum and Articles of Association restrain- ing The transfer without the consent of thb directors, but if not you are entitled to sell to anybody. Bankrupt (Nemo).—You can obtain your discharge at IIoIlV time subsequent to the public examination it the Judge sees fit to erant it. Loan (Cnarles).—There are several ways by which you may raise the money, You may take a mortgage on your house or a bill of sale on your furniture, or there are many moneylenders who may advance sums to you on notes of hand and sureties. Friendly Society (R. T.)—It is contrary to our custom to answer correspondents through the post. (11 We know of no legal right by which you can claim the use of the schoolroom. (2) Only in an emergency would ib be legal to work the horse in the way you mention. If well looked after the horse might not be treated cruelly it it had proper rest and food after doing donble duty on one occasion.
Death of Dr. Barnardo. A NATIONAL BENEFACTOR. Thousands of Little Ones Mourning, Dr." Bftmardo^the w611 kuosvn philanthropist dieft at Surbiton on Tnesday night. Hie work in establishing homes for waifs and strays is known all over the woild, and his death will no where be more sincerely moarned than in Canada,whence he has despatched large numbers of well-equipped lads. Dr. Barnardo has long suffered from angina pectoris, and had a severe attack whilst travel- ling on the Continent last meek. Although Dr. Barnardo was seriously ill after bis return from the Continent last week, he heroically attended to the business of his vast undertaking, ultimately dying in harness at six p.m. on Tuesday. He was in the dining- room eating a light meal and writing his corres- pondence at the same time, wben be suddenly fell back in his chair and expired. The following official statement was isaned yes- terday afternoon Dr Barnardo had been in a eprcarious state of health for some time, and while at Nanbeim, where he bad gone for bia health, he had two severe attacks of angina, and at his earnest request was brought home. As soon as his condition would permit, this was done by eesy stages,and he airfved last Thursdtty evening. After bis return he had several more severe at. tucka, daring which his sufferings were intense, but be so far rallied as to give great hopes, and when apparently his condition was improving he suddenly passed away." Father of the Fatherless. Dr. Barnardo, who was a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, was -the fonndot and director of philauthropicinatitntioiiB by which over 55,000 orphan waifs were rescued, trained, and placed out in life nearly 16,000 of tbose"'were despatched as emigrants to Canada and the Colonies. Dr Barnardo was born in Ireland in 1845. 4e first had hi* attention directed to the condition of waif children on the streets wbile studying at the London Hospital in 1866. H, began to iu- vestigate the subject and Is toured in spare hoars on their behalf. He boarded out the first children from 1866 to 1869. He established bili first home in 1867. lie was the author of endless magazine articles and small books on the rescue of waif children. It will be remembered tbat in Jojy Dr. It will be remembered that in JaJy Dr. Barnardo kept his sixtieth birthday, and tho event was signalised in a iitiing manner by his fiieuds and supporters, who wished to commomo- rate the old scene in Stepney in tbe sixties when a little ragged boy came and looked in at Dr. j Barnardo'a do.or with the request that be might sta.v the night. What would your mother say ?" Ain't got no mother." But what would your father say ?" Ain't got no father. Where do you live ?" Don't live no- where." Are there mapy others who don't live no where ?" 1* 'Eapa aud 'eaps of 'em, sir." Take me to see tbem." Dining at a rich rnan'« house a few weelis later Dr. Barnardo boldly asked his host and fellow- gutsls io go with him and witness the sights] wbitrh had so touched his own heart. Cabs were ordered, and tbe rich men went. Oae^of the party was the "pood Lord Shaftesbury" only too eager to help And after having proved bis case. Dr. BarnaJdo was not loDg in getting to his life-'vorlt. He began in quite a small .v^y in a little house in a mean street, where accom- modation was found for some 25 boys. To-day the nnmberof hi, small charges stauas at betweeu 8,000 and 9,000, distributed over his various homes in town and country and abroad. Dr- Barnardo's name is known wherever Eng- lish is spoken, and it might have been hoped that many years of nsefnl work were still before him, bat bis friends have known for some time that his health w'ts far from good. A Touching Scene. At 8 on Wednesday a. brief message received at the homes in Stepney Causowav annonrica 1 the sad news. It spread slowly. No one wenid believe it at first. The doctor dead?" No, it was a rumour to test their love for the father of nobody's children." Uow could it be true ? At 11 o'olock 400 boys in their familiar blue tunics, vtith the scarlet collars, marched slowly with downcast hoads and faltering step to the little chapel. They took their stand each in his particular pew, they lined up as morning after morning they bad been accustomed to do, but with what different feelings. Thbir father had passed—the man who bad been everything to them. And thty bad come, they koew, to this hall of prayer to hear the sad news. They commenced to cry. A little shoe- black who bad been rescued from the streets of Shoteditch was the first to break down. And now there was not an eye that was not wet with tears —outward symbol of the profound grief in their hearts. The chaplainlaecanded the lectern. For a moment he did not speak all that could be heard was the aoft weeping of the congrega- tion of redeemed souls. Then be raired his bead, and in accents choked with sorrow he uddressed tbe boys. Jast a few simple words Dr. llllrnardo is dead"—just that and no more. Future Management. A meeting of the Conncil of Dr. Bernardo's Homes will be held on Friday to decide upon the faluie cortrsaas to thn management of the homes, In the meantime the work of the hemes will be cairied on as heretofore.
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