FAMOUS CRIMINALS* No. 38.—Papavoine,who Murdered two Boys IN THE PRESENCE OF THEIR MOTHER. On Sunday morning. the 10th of October. 1824. a man named Papavoine killed two little hoys, brothers—"babes in the wood"—in the presence of their mother as they were playing -on the grraos in the Bois de Vincennes. the Peoples Park. of Paris. The crime was not only remarkable for its cool atrocity, hut from having been perpetrated without any motive, and by a man a total stranger to the victims, in full possession of his senses. and jK>»ses3ed of no sanguinary instincts, either inherited or acquired. Papaverine was born in 1783. in the village of Mouy, in the department of the Eare. He was destined for the navy, and received a careful and liberal education. When twenty years of age he joined his first whip. and passed thence to several others, being employed in clerking and book-keeping. After a time he rose to the rank of quarter- master. Ultimately he waa attached to the ttccoontants department at the Brest Arsenal. In his several functions Papavoine ouitted ihimself with ability, regularity and probity. Hit father was an army clothing, manufac- turer, who dted in 1823, leaving hir tottfiiness in a ebaotic condition to his widow and only son. The latter retired fro'n the navy .and claiming his pension, it was fixed at 360f. Jie returned to Mouy. intending to conduct the imilb). but the War Office declined to renew the privileged contract. This was next to commercial death for Papavoine. He regret- ted having quitted the naval service, and applied to be taken back, but his services were declined. These circumstances affected Ms health physically and morally. He was Advised by some friends to undertake some travelling for a change. He did so. and vim- ted several friends at Beauvais. where he had eommercial relations Hardly had he arrived when his mother forwarded him some con- >tracts That had been sent to him by the War fmce. This necessitated his coming to Paris to comply with certain forma lities.lle bor- rowed some money, trrttred in the capital on &he 6th of October, called on some old clients to indicate to him how to fill the official docu- ments and the stamps to affix. He remained «> few days quietly in his hotel, till Sunday, the 10th—the day of the crime-when. reeling a. desire for a little change and a walk in the fresh air, he, after alight dejeuner, strolled towards the wood of Vincennes. In Paris Papavoine looked respectable: he was slender, ftall, very pale, and dressed with extreme care. iOn the present occasion he wore a blue frock coat, buttoned to the chin; his hat displayed .-very deep crape, and was fastened, following the fashion of the time. by an enormous buckle. His hair was thin and chestnut colour, as were his whiskers. His expression Was vague and veiled with anxiety. Among the many visitors to the pp.rk wa» Charlotte Herin .aged 25. a lace maker. living with her family in the city. Her lather was a porter in a Government office. She led two little boys—aged five and six years respec- tively—by the hand. She had called o,t the school where they were boarding to bring them out. for a walk, to pass in a wood the day with her. and play with her, as was .her weekly custom. She was the mother of the two children, but she was not married. Her teducer was a. carriage builder's son, whom his father had exiled to Brussels to break the liaison, while allowing the girl 30f. per month, in addition to paying for the rearing of the children in a boarding-school and granting her the privilege of passing every Sunday.ith them. As the infants were playing on the grass, a young woman, happening to pass by. stopped to admire the two handsome children. She talked with them and their mother, —vl in leaving, asked permission to kiss them, which was at once granted. She herself was waiting for her lovei to come to the rendezvous —the paths close by. The tall man in close buttoned blue coat had observed this scene, ■and when the young woman had resumed her w.Uk after embracing the children, he approached her and asked, "Do you know nie two littie lads you have just embraced?' She replied, rather tartly, that one can "very well embrace pretty children without knowing them.' Then she proceeded to a grocer's shop, chattered with the woman that kept it. took a liqueur glass of cordial, and returned to the park to await the arrival of her lover. The genfleman in the blue coat next entered the abop and asked to be shown a knife he indi- cated. The shopwoman answered that she could not sell a single knife out of that bundle of twelve, but found one nearly similar lying loose. He bought it—a common dinner- knife— and returned to where the yonns mother and her children had been playing- They had, however, removed to the wooden ball-room attached to a restaurant. <?s the sky was threatening rarn. and the mother "Was meditating on ordering her lunch for her- self and children, while the latter were build- ing? houses on the grass with sand carried from the paths close by. The tall man in the close- buttoned blue coat accosted the mother. He was frightfully pale, and his features ap- peared to be in a state of nervous convulsion. JIie looks chilled the mother's blood, she felt a creepiness stealing over her, and her fore- head was suddenly covered with a cold perspi- ration. "Your promenade has not been very long, madame." said the man, in a croaking voice. She made no answer, but called her little boys to come away. The man approached the yonngest lad, aged five, and struck him in the chest—it was the entrance of the knife to the heart. With her parasol the mother vigo- rously struck the man on his hat. Regardless of the attack, he approached the second lad. and plunged the knife, covered with blood. into his heart also. Then Papavoine, for it washe. rapidly walked away. The mother's screams attracted some prome- naders. They beheld the spectacle of two pretty children weltering in their blood, and the mother in an hysterical faint. When she was restored to consciousness, she related what had occurred. Some ran to lock the park gates, others to seek the police. Mounted members of the latter soon scoured the wood. A soldier of the Artillery and a civilian were walking together close by. and the latter observed. "What a horrible thing to murder two little children who never harmed any- body. If it had only been an adult that Had been assassinated! A policeman ap- proached. examined the civilian n- a tall, man with a blue coat—and roqnested him to come to the stationhouse. "Willingly," re- plied Papavoine very calmly. But after a little his steps became faltering. So that he had to be taken by the arm by the soldier and the policeman- Cn the way to the station 100 soldier said he did not know the gentle- man; he encounered him running breath- essly oat of the brush wood on to the road, when he inquired what was the nearest road aat of the Bois de. Vincenneø, as he was in a lIurry. Then he paused to arrange hts dress 'tnd hair and smooth his hat, which appeared to have received a blow. He next asked the 4o)dier "if he looked flattered." On arriving at the police station Papavoine wiM quickly Identified-Ant of all by the mother, who, aided by some women, exclaimed, "that's the monster who killed my children!" Then m9 swooned. Next appeared the grocers wife: "that's the man I sold a knife to a few hours ago!" Strange, the knife was never fomnd. Despite this conclusive evi- dence Papavoine denied that he committ" the crime, and when placed in presence ro .1ti. two lilt-" victims lie at once admitted h _w them playing in the wood, but he In nothing to do with their deaths, and t1- magistrate, in arresting him. had simp1 mdded one more to the mountain of juriici- errors. Excepting two butcher's knives foun'" in his trunk at the hotel, which he purchased before coming to Paris there was no orimi- Jiat:nsr object discovered. Public opinion was not only excited, but irritated, at the un- usually strange character of the prisoner. He «te»ied everything; his conduct would fit no theory. About flvo weeks after his arrest Papavoine changed his tactics; he confessed he was mistaken in the little boy and girl whom he had killed in the Vincennes Wood. lie thought they were the Royal c',r,dren he had slain, anj whom he had inter VV to des- troy. That. he said was why he purchased :ht? two knives in advance which were found in hi* portmanteau. Xo one believed this story, but it set the Royal Family in a ter- rible flutter, for it was less than four yean previously that the Due dc Berri had been .88&"øinaL(.d .and it was his two children, better known in later years as the Comte de Chainboid and his sister, to whomPapaToine alluded, lie even promised to reveal the plot if tb; Dnchessc d'Angouletne—daughter to Marie Antiouette— and the Duch-.e De Berri would accord him an interna v, but this was refused While in prison he set Are to his bed alleging that he did so to destroy the fteaIJ." Next he nearly killed a young fellow prisoner by stabbing him with a table knife that accidentally came in his way. The prosecution regarded these facts ae simu- lated madnese, to extenuate his parent crime. *The latter not the less for the public remained inexplicable ;no one could discover any cause or And any interest. The trial took pluon on February. 23. t12S. From every quarter in France people flocked 4m »ihi ■— it. a, it was popularly believed that the prisoner would make some startling reve- lations. On the tale of the court the objects connected with the crime most remarked, were the hatt. of the accused, bearing dis- tinctly the mark of the blow struck of the parawl of the frantic, thte mark of the blow struck by the parasou of thte Frank mother, as well aa the parasol itself. Placed in the dock the appearance of the prisoner deceived the character formed of him by the public- that of a depraved and vulgar criminal. On the contrary, he personified the type of a public functiona.ry-plooid, simple, and cor- rectly dressed, speaking in a subdued tone, and with p, business air to his counsel. He yawned constantly, as if wearied with all the assize preparations. The pubt¡é:j)r.Qiècutor was not at all sure of obtaining; a. capital conviction. Public opinion had been tormented by the^jiewuess I of the type of murder, and the jurors appeared to reflect that uncertainty. He examined all the hypothesis, the possible motives, passions, and interests. The prisoner had no accom- plices. the crime was not the consequence of any suggestion, he was net. an instrument of any interest. Bort; a; lunatic fcia luci- dity uuder" Maniihatiou ,'praved tuat he thrught. acted .and reflected as other men; his antecedaHtt involved no depravity of con- duct, no horrible vices, °no sanguinary dis- positions; he had.'no-hate against his fellow creatures more successful in life than him- self. He may- have had some mysterious secrets concealed in the depth of his heart, but justice failed to discover them. Further, with such conjectures the law had nothing to do. Its duty was to prove the crime. The prisoner avowed his guilt, and the dead bodies of his two victims corroborated him. The cause of the crime may be uRertain, but. said the Public Prosecutor, there is no uncertainty about the crime itself, and human justice exacts that society be protected. The mother's short examination was sensational. On being asked to. identify the blood-steeped clothing of her children and to look at the murderer she- fell into a succession -of hys- terical shrieks, which so affected numerous ladies in the court that they had to be medi- cally attended*. After an adjournment of the court the motner was again brought in and placed facing,me judge, so as to avoid the spectacle of ttie-ehahing"mcl the preaence of tho assassin. Papavoine was defended by 4i. young lawyer, an intimarTe 1 friend of his family, who, -like the prosecution, could find no motive for Gambia- crime. He could only suppose it was perpetrated in a fit of ephermal insanity, though madness was never known in the prisoner's family. It would bo known in the prisoner's family. It would be cruel, then. on the part of society to execute an irresponsible individual, and human justice would let itseif down by guillotining the insane. The jury retired to consider their verdict, and after an hour's agitated delibe- ration the majority voted, "Guilty." without extenuating circumstances. When receiving ¡. the sentence of. death Papavoine remained calm and self-possessed, bowed to judges and I jury. and then tranquilly said, "I appeal to Divine jastice." He quietly shook hands with I the counsel and thanked him for hie brilliant defence. The prisoner's family and a section of the public, with even the secret approba- tion of tne judges and jury, joined in a peti- tion to the King to exercise his clemency. But the spirif of political rc-action was in the ascendant, and the inner ring of the Royal Famiiy firmly believed that Papavoine was employed to murder the young heira to the Bourbon throne. So Charles X. declined to I pardon the condemned, who was executed on March 25. 1&S5. on the Palace de 1'Hotcl dc Ville—on the' spot. it is said. where the Mar- chioness de Brinvillicrs had been decapitated and burned. The only concession the family obtained was to receive the remains for I interment. Although the execution took place at four o'clock in the afternoon only a mode- rate crowd assembled. The belief had gained ground that the culprit was not of sound mind, and his execution suggested that of a man unconscious of his crime, and equally so of the nature and object of his punishment. FAMOUS CRIMINALS. This aeries ,wa.s commenced in the "Evening Express" of July 8. The following hare appeared: July 8.Troppman the Terrible. July 11 William Corder. July 15 James Cook. July 18 Fieschi and Hit Infernal Machine. I July 22 Sichar Rince. July 25 Theodore Gardelle. Aug. 1 Francis David Stirn. Aug. 8.John M'Naughton. Aug. 15 Patrick Devann. Aug. 22 The Road Hill Murder. 'I Aug. 29 Sarah Metyard and her daughter. Sept. 5 Moses Hatto. Sept. 12 William Dove. Sept. 19 Billoir. Sept. 2% .The Foley-pktce Tragedy. Oct. 5 Prince of Wales's Nurse. Oct. 10.Sarah Thomas, the Bristol Murderer. Oct. 17 James Barbour, who murdered a Brother. Packman. Oct. 23 Liverpool Murders. Oct 30 The Glanareath Murder. Nov. 7 Wainewright. the Poisoner Nov. 14 Llewellyn Harvey. Nov. 21 ,v„Joha Cains. Nov. 28 Charles Westron. Dee. 5 Elliott Bower. Dec. 12 Fanny Oliver. Dec. 19 v.Michael Carney. Jan. 2.Martha Alden. Jan. 9 ;The Cudhaun Murder. Jan. 16 Madame Rachel.
WELL AND HEARTY AT SEVENTY-FOUR Old people shrink from the winter, with its cold and variable weather, which often means so. much misery for them. The aged suffer from many painful afflictions: rhe^maiisjn, sciatica. lumbago, gout. stone, and bladder weaknesses. &e.. which render \he closing years of life almost hopeless. Yet there is no reason why old age should not have a. happier outlook, of good health and sturdy, vigorous ease. Mr. Richard Knight, of Monkokehampton, North Devonshire, is an aged man. four years over the allotted span. On August 28. 1901. he states that eighteen months before he caught a severe cold. Evidently it affected his kidneys, for he suffered from pains in the back and weakness of the bladder, which caused him great inconvenience both night and day. Medical men could not help him. and he grew worse. His legs swelled so badly that he could not get his boots-on. and after being always a healthy man he began to lose Strength rapidly. Xot until he took Dodd's Kidney Pills did he obtain any relief; after four boxes he was cured. Aged people will do well-to remember this. Instead of their lives being shadowed by sick. ness. they may enjoy in comfort a bright., healthy evening of life. Dodd's Kidnoy Tills cure the kidneys and thes prevent the existence of rheumatism, sciatica, gont. and urinary troubles. Old people, young people, and children of both sexes, use them wherever the English language is spoken, and the verdict everywhere is-Dodd's Kidney Pills cure. Dodd's Kidney Pills pre 2s. 9d. per box. of all Chemists, or post free on receipt of price from The Dodds Medicine Company, 23, Far- ringdon-avenue, London, E.C. Be sure of the name, D-o-d-d-'s. L17112
Short Cake. I Contempt of Court. At the Macroom Petty Sessions lately a- young man was charged with stealing a watch. The majority of the bench had at one time or another held appointments in Militia regiments. The charge having been proved, the chair- man addressed the defendant's mother thus "You ought to be proud of that young blackguard, Mrs. Clancy; yon have six eoB3, and. I mast say, out of the six this is the best of them." "Faith. I can't deny it, colonel. Every whole wan of 'em is in gaol. Mike got two years for firing at a bailiff. and the thieving robber swore false at tlvs trial, too. yer honour; but"—with a proud shake of her head—"as bad as they are, thanks be to Heaven, ne'er a wan of 'im ever went in the Militia, a,nnyway!" Only a Chair Cover, During the present winter a bazaar wati held in Blackburn to raise funds for a country church in the vicinity. Amongst the types of yokels who attended on this occasion were a farmer and his wife. who were both noted for their plain and stay-at-home habit3. The worthy farmer was persuaded to try his luck in a raffle. and was agreeably sur- prised on the following day to learn he had won an article described as an antimacassar. Thnking this was, perhaps, some heavy article of furniture, and having no acquain- tance with fashionable drapery goods, he went with his strongest cart and a labourer to bring home his prise. He was greatly disappointed and surprised to find that nothing awaited him but a small and delicately-worked article for a drawing- room conch. And, in the bitterness of his grief, he turned to the amused spectators and exclaimed: Why, it's nobbut a cheer-cover!' Easily Won. A travelling circus rcccntiy paid p. visit to a town in Lancashire, and, as an attraction, offered a. prize to the man who could. as the Lanca.strians call it, pull the uglieat mug." The rules laid down ft ere thai each person should have three trii.s. Competition ran high, some of the contortions being horrible to behold. After all had done their best the down. who acted as judge. coolly confypntcd a man sitting in the audience who was noted for his ugliness and eaid. Tha'3 won the prize, owd moil." Me?" said the aaioni.vhed individual; wha, I wonr't trying for it: Tha'd no need to t¡.), said the clown, "thas won it wi'out."
Passing Pleasantries. Nell: I shouldn't like to be in your shoes. Bella: No: they'd pinch you frightfully, wouldn't they? A boy. in urging his father, for whom he was a clerk, to join in the early-closiug move- ment, was sharply rebuffed, whereupon he said I wouldn't be like a rat in a trap, any- how I" What do you mean by that?" demanded his father. I mean." answered his son. that a rat in a trap is always opposed to the early- closing movement." Elderly Visitor (to the little girl': How old are you. my dear? Little Girl: Seven. How old arc you? E. V.: Fifty-eight, my child." L. G.: Dear me,! Aren't you nearly old enough to die? I was walking along the street one after- noon with my bands full of parcels, when a man of gentlemanly appearance bumped violently into me. ca-uaing two of my parcels to fall. He at once picked them up. and apologised very profusely, offering to call on me and pay for any damage he had caused if I would give him any address. After some hesitation I gave him my address, and was surprised to see him next day. He pulled out his cheque-book, but, as the damage wa-8 only 78.. he gave me a sovereign. and I gave him 133. change, glad to have the matter at an end. I was not so pleased, however, next day. when I tendered the sovereign for some purchases I had made, and was told it was a bad one.
TYLORSTOWN EXPLOSION FUND. The annual meeting of the executive com- mittee of the Tylorstowu Colliery Explosion Trdst. Fmjd was held at the Board Schools. Tylorstovn. on Wednesday night. The report stated that the number of men and boys killed in the explosion, which occurred exactly six years ago. was 57, leaving in all 102 depen- dents, The number now receiving relief was 50, to whom L16 odd was paid monthly. The overdraft at the bank was JElOo 5s. 5d., but the executive possessed £.3.000 worth of redeem- able stock, and the secretary (Mr. D. Morgan) was authorised to make arrangements for the redemption of JE300. Mr. D. Fcnwiclc and Mr. D. Smith were re-appointed chairman and vice- chairman respectively of tbe executive com- mittee; and a vacancy in the committee was filled by tbe election of Mr. -Thomas Morgan, Queen's-square. Queen a-square.
POULTRY SHOW AT TREDEGAR. The first annual show of poultry, pigeons, and cage-birds was held, under the auspices of the Tredegar and District Fanciers' Asso- ciatiou. at the Market-hall, Tredegar. on Wednesday. Mr. J. N. Harrison. Belper, judged the pon)try. pigeons, and cage-birds, and Mr. W. A.VBeer, Bristol, the working homers. There were about fifty classes, each of which was well filled. The show was well patronised by the public, and the arrange- ments were admirably carried out by a. com- mittee. of which Councillor T. J. Price was chairman. Mr. J. Porteous Bell made a most efficient hon. secretary.
MEETING OF BARRY RATEPAYERS 1fr. T. Kvang presided over it meeting of Larry ratepayers, b?h1 mtiltn* tho n.u«pl««M of the ratctmypfB1 association, when the following I'aaalutioa was moved by Mr. S. K. Joiiea, and seconded by Mr. J. H. Abbott:—" This meeting of rate-1 payers regrets the action of six of our district I councillors in voting for the report of the officials' committee to be taken six months | hence; and, further, deplorea and condemns' the notice of motion given by Mr. Meggitt, that the committee be disbanded, when no report has been considered of the aaid committee, of which he is member." J
LABOUR REPRESENTATION IN SWANSEA. Mr. Pete Curran has been interviewed at Swansea as to the carrying out of the resolu- tion passed at the Trades Unionists and Labour delegates' conference at Swansea o* Saturday, that it is desirable to contest at least one of the constituencies in the Swansea district at the next general election," but admitted that no steps had yet been taken locally. "It .is entirely a matter for the local repre- sentative men—generally the trades council, ae a body—to decide a3 to what constituencies are most appropriate to fight," said Mr. are most appropriate to fight," said Mr. 'I Curran. It would not be wise or judipious on my part as a representative of the Labour .representation committee to dictate as to I what course should be taken. I have urged the Swansea Trades Unions to t.ake up the question, ballot their members. and get some- thing like a conssnsus of opinicn as to which of the three constituencies should be fought. My own feeling is that there should be one workmen's representative lccally. When the matter i.3 taken up it will be for ail workers to concentrate their efforts upon the one selected division, and to try to win the same."
WELSH WEATHER IN 1901. [By ARTHUR KEE.} So far as the balk of England, Wales, and Scotland :I! concerned, the rainfall of 1901 was t fcplow the average; that of Ireland was some- what above it. About half of the obssrvera in South Wales and Monmouthshire who so I kindly supply the "Western Mail" with monthly returns have B-ênt in their totals for the year. We are thas abie to give the follow- ing table, beginning with the least rainfall and ending with the heaviest, the figures for the previous year being also given for the purposes of comparison. We also give the height in feet of the stations abo> the level of the sea. Station. 1001, JSCO. I C Biglis. Barry. Mr. Waite. 20 23.71 3»5 6 Sb.renewtoii. Mr. Lowe, 531 32.93 47.14 Llrmdilo. Mr. Thomas. 200 37.42 I Llrmdilo. Mr. Thomas. 200 37.42 Llandovery. Mr. Watkina, 217 39.69 53.8J Llanelly. Mr. Young*. 53 40.35 43.37 Lla-Dgarnmarcli, Br..foil's. 550 43.01 52 90 Haverfordwest. Dr. Phillies. 95 46.50 60.05 Dowlais. Mr. Harrison, 1.004 43.91 63.01 Ystalyfera, Mr. Williams, £ 40 57.45 71.33 f ¡ 1-rom an inspection of the above table it I will be seen that as a rule the rainfall increases the fartlier you go. whilst height above sea-level is also a very important factor. At the Brecon Beacons, for instance, ibay had 66.93 inches, or considerably more than double the fall at Biglis. Mr. Hugh Lowe, of Shirenewton Hall, near Chepstow. who ha; an elaborate meteorological equip- ment, gives the maximum temperature for the yea)- as 87.5deg.. the minimum 0111 grass 13deg., the mean 47.4. On 91 niglus the tem- perature feil below- 3Meg. The highest baro- metrical pressure was 30.68 inches, the lowest 28.79. the mean 29.97. Observations at Portli- cawl only commenced in May. In the eight months they had a rainfall of 19.87 inches; and in the nine months April to Decern bar their observer. Mr. Clarkson. recorded 1,377 hoars of bright sunshine. Mr. Heywood, of Wit la Court, near ll*mncy, who like Mr. Lowe has a properly-aiipointed meteorological observatory, has kindly promised to supply us with d¡'ta from the present month onward. For Cardiff we are iudebted to the daily record of Mr. Pcttigrew and Mr. Spiridion. the former supplying the rainfall and the latter the maximum and minimum temperature. But should not the council of an important town like our3 set up a complete installation of meteorological inetramente?
THE MONK OF LLANTHONY. The monk of Llanthony is coming down The monk <\f LJant hOllY is coming <hwn from the monastery in the Black Mountain in a. few days to talk to men in Cardiff upon the subject of The Public Conscicnce of To- day." There is no doubt it is one of strange import for thinking men jiwt now. Every- thing is changing about us in rapid strides. But what of "the public conscience '? What will the monk have to say? Will he bring any power to bear upon our public conscience in Cardiff? and, if so. of what sort—ephemeral only—"vox et prcterea nihil," or a power that will come to stay, to live. to work at all events in the lives and hearts of some?
AMATEUR DRAMATICS AT CARDIFF. The St. Martin's Histrionic Society gave a performance in the St. Martin's Schools, Cardifi". on Wednesday evening before a large audience. The pieces performed were Check- mate and Doing my Uncle." Some excel- lent acting was given, and the company proved good all round. Mieo Mai Davie was noteworthy for her capital comedy.
LLANELLY LANDLADY FINED. The Llanelly bench on Wednesday gave judgment in the case in which Alice Watkins, landlady of the Bird-in-Hand Hotel. Market- si reet. was charged with supplying beet* to a child under fottr-esn years of age. When the case was heard it was claimed for the defence that the provision of thb Act had been com- plied with, a paper seal-having been fixed on the, bottle. Mr. Beavan Phillips, the presiding magis- trate, said that the bench had come to the conclusion that the fixing of a piece of paper across the cork of a bottle did not meet the requirements of the Act. As it was tile first offence, a fine of ls. would be imposed, with costs.
SUSPECTED RABIES AT CARDIGAN. For a day or two past a. foxhound puppy, being reared for the Tivycide Kennels, at the Nctpool Farm, had been ebowin'g serious ■ign<i of knocking several children down aiiti 1u t)tliot, wcy lookinc il^n- geroiw. Several flogs, it ;9 nanfpird, hero been l»»Haiti itlll w WeiHiefKhty Kt<>tnin& more were aUkfitfixt, b<tt tt Ü¡ h<?pe4 wkli. ont having i-oally 1}41i1U bitten. it Jma <<)*<) been diM/zared that the animal attacked one 'of the ^fetpool Farm labourers, but, fartn- nate/J-, its teeth only caught and tore the ] sleeve of his jacket. The dangerous propensi- ties of the animal having becom-3 more pro- nounced. it was determined to shoot it, and this was done by Sergeant-instructor Fearn- ley. Sergeant Fearnley states that just before being billed tho hound deliberately lay J down and bit its own thigh.
WELSH PARLIAMENTARY PARTY. Mr. Alfred Thomaa gave his annnal dinner to the members of the Welsh Parliamentary party, of which he is chairman, at the Devon- shire Club on Wednesday, when the following I geatlemen were preaent --Lord Battersca (for-I merly member for Breconshire), Mr. John Morley, bir William Harcourt, Sir George Newnes, Colonel Ivor Herbert, Messrs. Samuel Evans, D. A. Thoznass Brynmor Jones, Frank Edwards, Principal Rhys. Lloyd-George, Her- bert Lewis. William Jonesv J. Bryn Roberts. Alfred Daviesi J Aeron Thomas, Osmond Williams, A. C. Humphreys-Owen, W. Abraham ("Mabon"). R. M'Keana. Albert Spicer, Major Evan R. Joiies. W. Pritchard Morgan, Clifford Cory, Lewis Williams (Cadiff), D. S. Davies, E. Vincent Evans. Clement Edwards, and William Brace. The meeting was a private one, and the speeches cannot, therefore, be reported. During the evening some Welsh songs vif,r., sung by Mr. Herbert Emlyn and Mr. John Sandbrook. Mr. Philip Lewis played a violin solo, and Mr. Merlin Morgan, accompanied.
EIGHT HOURS' QUESTION IN FRANCE. The Franch Chamber of Deputies on Wed- nesday considered M. Base's proposal fixing1 a maximum working day of eight hours in mines. M. Basly claimed urgency, in which he was supported by M. Baudin. Urgency was finally voted by 386 to K5.—Reuter. M. Guillain, deputy for the Iford, said that an eight hours day would put tha French collieries into a. position of inferiority a! regarded foreign competitors. Moreover, tuero was no reason why niiiiere should be treated differently from other workmen. The Comte de Mun said it was impossible to fix tho hours of labour without alw fixing tho minimum wage. M. Aynard declared that it was the business neither of Parliament nor the C< verumt-iit to fix a The Reporter of the Committee on the Bil1 pr»tY->siMl that a niue bonra day should first be iiiiroducei. to h(1 succeeded at the end of two years by .an cislu-and-a-h-tU hours day. and then, at tile end of another period of two years, by an eight hours day itself. On a vote being taken, the eight hours day motion was rci'ds-U'd by 369 votes against 196. it' The debate was then adjourned until Wednes- day ne\t.—Reuter.
LOCAL WEDDING. THOMAS-CMS aO T,M. Aberdare Roman Cathoiic Church was well filled on Wednesdaj* morning with a num; er of f friends assembled to witness the nuptials of Mr. Richard J. Thomas, Hereford, and Miss Jeanie C'biaho'm. daughter of the lats Mr. John Chisholm. one of the o'dpst families in the town. Mips Kath. Chisholm and Mies Russie Lswis. Swansea, were the briderna-ids, Mr. Win. Thomas acting as groomsman. The wedding service was performed by the Rev. Father O'Reilly, assiaved bv Father Irvine. Mountain Ash, and Father M'Loughlin. LU'.n- eliy. A reception was subsequently he;d at the house of the bride's mother, and the happy couple left during the afternoon for London. MORRIS—aCBlMGEOrE. The marriage of Mr. Arthur Grenville Morris, the popular outride left player for Notts Forest, and eon of the late Morris, of High- street. Builth Wells, and Miss Ha riot Marion (Minnie) Scr;nigeout*. youngest daughter of Mr. Scrimgeour, of Nottingham, took place at Nottingham on Tuesday. The bridegroom left Builth Wells about three ye ill's ago, and after six months' 3ojourn in Nottingham made the acquaintance of his bride.
MRS." PARTINGTON and her Mop. Lithe winter of 1824 there set in a great Cood upon the town of .Sid- mouth—the tide rose to an incredible height— the waves rushed in upon the houses—and everything was threatened w<ith destruction. In the midst of this sublirie storm Dame Partington, ..ho lived upon the teach, was seen at the door of her house with mop and pattens, trundling her mop and squeezing out the sea water, and vigorously pushing away the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic was roused. Mrs. Partington's spirit was up; but I need not tell you that the contest was unequal. The Atlantic Ocean beat Mrs. Partington. She was excellent at a slop or a puddle, hue she should not. have meddled with a tempest. Mrs. Partington attempted the impossible; Page Woodcock, of Lincoln, attempts the possible, viz.. to cure Indigestion. Wiud on the Stomach. Costiveness. Liver Complaints. Sick Headache, Nervous Debility. Palpitation of the Heart. Biliousness. Ac., by means of his famous Wind Pills, and he accomplishes his object. Mrs. W. W. Didham. Railway Cottages. Tisbury. Wilts, says:—I am writing to give you 3 very high testimonial to the efficacy of your Wind Pills. I have suffered very much from Indigestion and Wind. sometimes having very little sleep for nights together. But. having some time since proved the value of your Wind Pills, I always keep them by me, and find them at all times most beneficial, and shall he pleased to recommend them to any similar sufferers." Inspector Friskney. 7, Chipping-street. Long- sight. Manchester, stated to Page Woodcock, of Lincoln, a short, time ago :Your Wind Pills have been a great blessing in my family. My wife and I both take them with conside- rable benefit for Stomachic disorders. We also give them in reduced doses to the chil- dren with the most gratifying results. Aa a family medicine they are a great boon." Page Woodcock's Wind Pills arc sold by all Medicine Vendors at Is. lid. and 2s. 9d.; post frac for price by Page .Woodcock. Lincoln. Be sure and a3k for Page Woodcock's Wind Pills, and on no account accept a substitute. e9297
LOCTLWILL. The executors of the will, dated November 1. 1899, and just, proved in London, of Mrs. Ellen Standfast, of Penarth, wife of Mr. George Standfast, is Mr. Edward Tailby. of Oak Hill. Chad Valley. Edtbistoii. probate having been renounced by Mr. William Jones. The testatrix bequeathed her household affects and i;2,000 to Annie Mee, of Birming- ham: JE500 to Margaret Clements, of Bir- mingham; £ 300 to her cousin, Annie Elizabeth Green; JE100 each to Madeline and Elsie, daughters of her nephew. Robert Green, of Birmingham; and £ 100 to her late cook. Mary Taylor. Mrs. Standfast left the residue of her property to the said Edward Tailby, and her estate has been valued at £9,041 4s. 3d. gross a.nd £8,500 3s. 3d. net.
THEATRE ROYAL, CARDIFF. At tho Tlieatro fUiyal, CArdiff, week the famous musical eoiuedy, "The gilver clipper will b-a fiven by Mr. T. B. David's company from the Lyric Theatre. The cast includes Mr. Charles Steven.?, who was such a remctrkab;* favourite in The Circus Girl," and Mr. Louis Bradfield, retained from the original company. The work is by the same author and composer tha.t produced Flora dora."
HEAVY LOCAL FAILURE. COLLIERY PROPRIETOR'S UNSUC- CESSFUL VENTURES. At Merthyr Bankruptcy Coart on Wednesday (before Mr. Registrar Lewis) Mr. George Sear borne, colliery proprietor. Brynhetalog, Hen- goed, came .up for public examination. Mr. C. Daunoey. Tredegar, appeared for the petition- ing creditor, and Mr. E. Horley (Leigh and Horley), Cardiff, represented the debtor.—In I reply to questions put by Mr. W. L. Daniel, the Official Receiver, the debtor stated that in his summary statement of affairs his gross lia- bilities were given ae £ 10,071 10s. 10d., the liabi- lities to rank for dividend being £ 4,194 lie. 6d. I The assets were given in the statement as £3 1? ed" but he had since handed over a sum of £18, being the amount of cash in the bank at the date of the tiling of the petition.—The attention of the debtor waa called to the fact that in his ledger there was one sheet cut out, and that there wore some pages missing from the bank pass-book, but he was unable to give any explanation beyond saying that the ledger sheet might have been torn out, owing, perhaps, I to a blot-, and that as to, the bank-book leaves, they bad not been destroyed by himself, and he had not tampered with the book in any way. In continuation of his examination Mr. Seaborn a said he had had some stock and share transactions. On some he had made money,' but on the whole he had lost nearly .61.MO.. At the last Glamorganshire Assizes a libel action was brought against him by a- Mr. David Philipps. He was advised by his solicitors that he had a good defence, and he defended the action, but on the day of the trial the witnesses hedged, and judgment- was given against him. the coats and da-mages amounting to L-Z716 2s. 8d.—The case was adjourned until the 5th of March.
FUNERAL OF MR. JOHN HAR- BOTTLE, TONGWYNLAIS. The funeral of the late Mr. John Harbottle. of Liwynmalli, near Ttmgwynlais, took place at .Whitchurch Church on Wednesday. A large number of the friends of the deceased attended the obsequies, among whom were lirf Thomas i aud Mr. George Harbottle (brothers) Mr.' Arthur Har'oottlc (nephew), Mr. and Airs. J. Bolter (brother-in-law arid sister), Mrs. R. C. Major (niece), and other members of the family. A-nong the friends present were Mr. Thomas George (Deri). Dr. T. Edwards (Taff's Well), and Mr. Griffith Jamea (Carùiífi. Mr. Henry Lewis (Greeurneadow) sent a representa- tive. The Rev. J. Evans Davies (AmgVvynlaisO officiated. A 1 urg<i number of flora! tributes bad been received from rslatives and frianjrig. The deceased was a well-known farmer and ardent eportfman, and took great interest in hunting, he being one of the supporters of the Yatra-d pack before it passed into the hands of the present master (Mr. Williams, Clydach Court). The iuuoral arrangements were carritd out by Meters. Stone and Co.
PENAL SERVITUDE FOR LIFE. At Norn i -h Assises on Wednesday William Pye. shoemaker, was indictcd for the murder I of his brother, Thomas, I)y stabbing hi.m' on December 8. After evidence bearing out the charge had been given prisoner entered the witness-box and testified on hia own behalf. He declared his brother followed him and lisel insulting aad threatening remarks. I. which goaded him into using the knife.—Mr. Justice Grantham, iu charging the jury, said prisoner's own statement on oath proved that he had been guilty of murder.—The jury, however, returned a verdict of "Man- slaughter." and prisoner wAs sentenced to penal servitude for life.
DR. BARNARDO AT CARDIFF. There was a crowded attendance at the Park- hall. Cardiff, on Wednesday night to welcome Dr. Barnardo and to listen to an address from him upon the rescue work npon which he has now been for many years engaged. Mr. F. de Courcy Hamilton was in the chair, and there were with him on the platform the Rev. J. It. Buckley, Colonel Fisher, and others. Dr. Barnardo. who had an enthusiastic reception and also a sympathetic hearing, gave interest- ing details of his life's work, stating that from Wales alone during the last few years he bad admitted into his Homes nearly 9CD children, at a cost of £ 34,640. The doctor epoke at length upon the various departments of his work, and said that for 36 years he had never refused to admit a destitute child. Boya from the Homes played at intervals, the selections including turns upon the bagpipes, in costume, and a liberal collection was taken up for the cause.
UNHAPPY ABERGAVENNY MAN. Edward Rnttor was charged at Aber- gavenny Police-court on Wednesday with non- payment of arrears for his wife's main- tenance.—K was admitted that the woman had been living with another man. but the order was made by the magistrates because 'hey were of opinion that Rutter by desert-t ing her and going to Canada had conduced to her seeking the protection of the other man.—Rutter. however, alleged that his wife had been going with the man for over two years, althoach he could net get satisfactory evidence. He would uot pay the money on principle. — The Bench sentenced him to three months' imprisonment in default of payment, and defendant said he would go to gaol.
KEWROIRR WORKMAN'S HOSPITAL FUND. I I The t-etal contributions to the workmen's fund for the Newport and County Hospital for last year were reported at the annual meeting to be .£1.1::6 Oa. lid., an increase of L119 16s. 8Ad. over the amount subscribed in 1900. The subscribers nominated Mr. S. R. Whit.ing for the vacant position of director of the hospital.
LOCAL LAW CASES. CARDIFF STISAMER DAMAGED. in the Admiralty Division of the High Conrt Mr. Justice Barnes, eittintr with Trinity i Masten, bad before him on Wednes- day the case of the Friary Steam- ship Company (Limited) v. the North Eastern Ra.iol-w..y Company. The plaimtiffs, the owners of tbe steamship Friary, of Cardiff, sought to recover in reepect of damage sus- tained by their vessel in the Victoria Dock Basin, belonging to the defendant company, as alleged, through the negligence of the defenda,nte servpn". Mr. Scratton, K.C., a-ud MT. L. Batten appeared for the plaintiffs, and itS-I'. Robson. K.C., and Mr. Dawson Miller for the defaUdtuite. His Lordship, reserved judgment. HAOtiUOIL V. GUEliET. In the King's Bench on Wednesday,1* before lgr. Justice Wright. sitting to bear special caises, a special case stated in an arbitration between Messrs. Hac'ouoil and Co. and Meaiis. L. Gueret (Limitedi, of Cardiff, came on for hearing. Mr. Eldon Bankes, K.C., amd Mr. Bobsou. K.C.. M.P.. were for Messrs. Hacquoil, and Mr. J. A Hamilton. K.C., and ],1. Holman Gregory were for Meaars. Gueret. Messrs. Hacquoil are the selling agenle of Powell's Tillery Colliery, and they had a contract with the Hamburg American Packet Company for 'he supply of their bunker coal at Gønoa, and at the end of 1899 they were desirous of making a fresh contract with the company for 1990-1. To carry out such a contract it was neceesitry that there should ba a store at Genoa. Keesrt. Gaeret. had one. but Messrs. Harquoil had not. It was arranged that if the latter fixed up a. contract with the Packet Com- pany Messrs. Gueret should take it over. A form of contract was drawn ul), but Messrs. Gneret refused to sign it, because of certain words having been inserted which they objected 10. Litigation ri,3 followed by, arbitration, out of which ihe present proceed- ings a-rose. After bearing fbe arguments of counsel his Lordship sr-ve judgment for the plaintiffs with coots, leave to a £ j>eal being granted. MOREL V. GOULDING. In the Kiilg's Bench Division at Dublin Ob Tuesday (before Lord Chief Daron Pallee, Mr, Justice Kenny, and Mr. Justice Barton) jmlg. inert! was given in the ease of Messrs. Morel (Limited), of Cardiff, against Messrs. W. if. Gcmlding and Co., Cork. It was an action for £ 220. damages for three days' demurrage of the steamer Do'v.lais, of Cardiff, and had been tried before Lord O'Brien, J.ord Chief Justicff o? Ireland, at tbe Cork Assizes last July, when a. special jpry could not agree. Judgment was now given for defendants.
HOCKEY. LADIES' INTERNATIONAL MATCH. WALES V. SCOTLAND. This match was decided at Wrexham on Wed- nesday in wintry weather, snow falling during the game. Teams:— Wales: Pinkerton (Bangor), goal; Smith (Chepstow) and Holland (Greaford), backs; Bowen (Swansea), Smith (Cbepetow), and Si rick (Swansea), half-backs: Williams (Usk), Darby- ehire (Portmadoc), Jones (Cardiff), Wyberg (Overton), and Bury (Wrexham), forwards. Scotland: Moir (St. Andrews), goal; Harvey (Glasgow) and Curwen (Edinburgh), backs: Simson (Edinburgh). Shaw (Glasgow), and Todd (St. Andrews), half-backs; Hutchinson (Kirk- caldy), Lindsay (St. Andrews), Wedgwood (Glas- gow). Wilson (Edinburgh), and Low (Edin- burgh), forwards. Referees: Messrs. Hargreavee and Head (Eng- land). The visitors began in brilliant style, and scored straight from the bully off. They followed up this success by adding n sccond point a few minutes later The Welsh forward8 made several good attempts to pierce their opponents' defence, but it proved too good for them. Before the interval the visitors scored another goal, and Scotland led at half-lime by three goals to none. The Welsh team began well after the cliang'-j of ends, but they could not overcome the splendid Scotch defence. The heavy going also tolci t upon the horn players, who were not such a powerful team as the visitors. All the end drew near another goal fell to Scotland, and the final result waa a win for Scotland by four goals to none.
ALL SAINTS' PAROCHIAL FUNDS. Mr. Tgnmtiati Williams, in optninc n sale of work at Dow! Rant School- room, Cardiff, on Wednesday, in nid of the All Waini.s' nut-jiny ati'l pftvochlni funds, esid the Church of ))ewl ijønt ought to be ttiejo-wftd, so (hn.t. It roiiM hutfo p vip.vr "f Ha own. In Chtohesiar £ 7,080 wih*» rak<?il annually toward# paying tbs clergy, uutl L3audaff oujrbt to follow the exaanple and revive th" old Eaetsr offerings.—On the motion of the vicar (the Rev. A. H. Hialop). seconded by Chaplain Davies, of his Majesty's prison, a vote of thanka was accorded Mr. Williams, There are ping-pong tournaments and other attractions at the sale. iw.miiim—iW ■na.nniiuu M. mmi'i' i T-
PRESENTATION FOR THE MAE-, QUESS OF BUTE.. A meeting of the tenants on the Bate Estate was held at the Angel Hotel, Cardiff, on Wed- nesday to consider the subject of making a presentation to the Marquees of Bate on his cominf of ago, <<.nd to appoint a committee > to carry out the object. Mr. J. Rees, of Llanislien, presided over a. representative attendance. The matter was, taken up enthu- siastically, and it was decided to present the young marquess, with an illuminated address, which will, probably, be accompanied by a piece of plate. The subscriptions, which are to be in by the 25th of March, are to be con- fined to tenant farmers. Mr. N. H. Cory. of' The Celyn. Lla-nislien, wae appointed secre- >. tary of the movement, and Mr. Templeton, I' Blackweir, the treasurer.
CARDIFF MUSICAL SOCIETY. The Cardiff Musical Society promises en excellent concert for next week. The chief' wor], is Handel's "Alexander's Feaot." aJld the 1 ] second part of the programme includes Men- delseohn's beautiful "Hear my prayer."
WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY. The Central News says Mr. Marconi, who is on board the liner Philadelphia, steammg from New York, has «*nt a wireless mes- 1 9age announcing the ship's arrival, one liun- 1 dred miles west of the Lizard. He hopes < to reach Southampton to day (Thursday). ]
INSTITUTE OF MARINE I ENGINEERS. A general meeting of members of the Bristol Channel Centre 01 the Institute of Marine Engineers was held on Wednesday evening at Cardiff. Mr. M. W. Aisbett. presiding. Sir Thomas Morel, the retiring president, was nominated for re-election. and after a dis- cussion, in which it was urged that tilt presi- dent should be changed every year. Colonel Sir Edward Hill was also nominated for the pre- sidency. For the vice-presidency Messrs. John Boddy. Jackson, Sherman, and Fleming were nominated. Mr. Ceorge Sloggelt waa nomi- nated for re-election as lion, secretary, and Mr. A. E. Sraitbson as hon. treasurer. In place of lir. Georg-a Rutherford as representa- tive to the council Messrs. Robert Williams and T. A. Bead wers nominated. Nomina- tions were also made for three seats on the committee. Mr. C. W. W. Hansen afterwards read a paper on Boiler Defects and their Suggested Causes," and a discussion followed.
ARCHIVES OF CARDIFF. The following extracts from the most reoent press notices of the "Cardiff Records" will show the value set upon this work by the out- 3id, public. The "Oswestry and Border Counties Advertiser." a paper which concerns I itaeli g-reatly with history and antiquities, í says:—"Mr. John Hobaon Matthews, archivist I to the corporation, contiuuee to edit the 'Records.' and when we take stock of the t'nee portly volumes which are already the fruit of his laboura we can only wonder aud aomire. The patient eare-we had almost said the leving care—which must have been expended upoa the work, and the unrivalled industry which has collected the material worthily supplement the enterprise of tho corporation in directing the work to be performed. We take leave of a volume which is a, monument of the enterprise of the Cardiff Corporation and the ability and devo- tion of theit learneff archiviat." The London "Literary "Torld" says;—"The important work which Mr. Hobsoii Matthews is doing for the Corporation of Cardiff in hie cfflce of archivist has already received in this journal a measare of the honourable welcome it merits. We congratulate him doubly—on the quality of his own work and on the intelli- gent liberality of the corporation, which allows him to present his learned labours to tbo world in the handsomest form. 'Cardiff Records.' in its monumental con- tents and in Mr. Matthews' Dissertations,' contains materials most interestingly mar- shalled and meat usefully set out. The solid value is in the well-chosen selection of records printed. The handsome garniahing of illustra- tions, for which Mr. B».llinger is responsible, the luxurious paper and flawless printing— these are adjuncts which set off good work. The student whose attention is directed towards the Land of Morgan will bless Mr. Matthews for important help. pill
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THE ACTION AGAINST MR. HESS. I; In the Hish Court of Justice on Wednesday ille t."r<t Ch!pf -Inigtice eiucrcd jadgmeat iu ( tho litwl aetion, Jioncmau v. Mess and Others, which iried an TwoeJay. The jary louad tor the plaintiff, dumases one fiwtUUi#. His lordeiiip waa atkeJ to deprive the plaintiff of hia coats on the ground that the damages were contemptuous, bill he declined to depart in this case from the usual couree, aud entered judgment for the plaintiff, with costs.
J NEWPORT CHEMIST FAILS. LIABILITIES £ 4,331, AND ASSETS £ 1,537. ( ( The first meeting of creditora nnder thlo: failure of T. P. Garrett, chemist and druggiat, 53. Commercial-street, Newport, trading a81 Garrett Bros., was held at the London Bank- ruptcy Court on Wednesday under the chairmanship of the Newport Official Receiver. The petitioner, who presented h -a own petition in December last, .joined his father in partnership in Novem* her. 1882. and after his father's death iiti April, 1883, he continued the business alone to May, 1894, when he was joined in partnership by another, who carried on a separate btui- nees. These were amalgamated, the joinrtr stock being valued at £ 2,800. The debtor pa.id" X400 for his share of the lease and fixtures or his partner's business, and paid in £ 250 an, capital. In April, 1897, the partnership wa* dissolved, the debtor paying his partner JE60ft to go out-£150 in cash and the balance by bills. In the following November he execute* a deed of assignment to a trustee for the. benefit of his creditors, his^ liabilities bein^ £ 4,322 and Iii« assetB £ 2,273. Tlie trustee car- ried on the business to November. 1898, and the debtor arranged to pay a composition of 11a. iu the £ by deferred instalments extends ing over two years, which the deutor duly paid. and ha the estate re-assigned to him. He, continued the business down to the date of the receiving order. He attributed his failure t«> bad trade, severe competition, and heavy rem* and taxes. I. The accounts filed show liabilities, £ 4,331; an-A assets, £ 1.537.—The proofs having been gorm through, the Chairman stated that proxies had been eeftt in supporting the appointment; 'of Mr. W. Hunter, chemist. Corn-street, New-- port, as trustee to wind up the estite in bank- ruptcy. This was agreed to, and Messrs. A. C. Mitchell, W. A. Baker, and J. II. Howell, all of. Newport, were appointed a committee of in- spection, Mr. Thomas Cordy, Newport, bein;r also appointed to act in the event of either of the other three not doing so. The publio examination is to be held at the Town-hall, Newport, on the 6th of February.
FROZEN TO DEATH AT MERTHYR. On Wednesday a man was found on the tips near the Ynysfach Ooke Ovens at Merthyr, lying upon "his back, and the police were com- municated with Police-constable Toye aud Police-constate Morris proceeded to the spot. and f >n;ul that the man wa« dead. and had 1 een lifeless for some hours. There was a small cut, on the left side of the head, but. tli2 supposition is that the poor fellow was frozen to death during the night, as his garments were froze* ,o his form. The officers conveyed the body to the Brecon-road mortuary, where Jate" it was identified as that of Morris Bryant, of no fired abode, but who usually lodged betweeu the ovens and Riverside. The Coroner, Mr. R. J. Rhys, 4M been communi- cated with.
A LADYVS TERRIBLE ACCIDENT. Whilst crossing the line at Camberley Rail- way Station on Wednesday Miss Hewitt, a lady residing at Aldevshot. waa knocked down by a passing train, and had both legs cut off. Her condition is critical.
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