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The Margam Murderer. JOSEPH LEWIS'S CONNECTION WITH FERNDALE. Worked as a Haulier at Tylorstown. Interesting Interview with Mr. Richard Walters. It appears that Joseph Lewis, the man con- demned to death for the murder of Gamekeeper Scott at Margam, was known in the Rhondda rack The following appeared in Saturday's "Western Mail: In quest of original information a "Western Mail" representative journeyed to Ferndale, now one of the most desolate spots in the South Wales coalfield, though before the strike it was about the most active. Through the kindly offices of Mr John Littlejohn, politician and no- velist, the pressman was introduced to Mr Rich- ard Walters, contractor and grocer, and one of the most sibstanial and best respected trades- man in the town. Mr Walters was surprised to receive a visit from a pressman, and leaving the chaff-cutiing operations in which he was en- gaged, he responded willingly to questions as to the oonvict's antecedents, so far as he had know- ledge of them. "Now, Mr Walters, what do you know of Lewis?" "Well," said Mr WalterSj whose shop adjoins the post office, "he oame to me fiftfeea years ago last January." "Under what circumstances?" "Wlheai I was contracting -underground at Tylorstown Colliery, under the management of Mr Matthews, who is new manager of the Garw Valley (Pontycymmer) Colliery." "How did you first become acquainted with r'nl?"He came as a stranger from his home 111 the country—a village near Llanelly, He 'a.s then a youth of, say, seventeen or eighteen, ^Pectably dnessed, and well spoken, and pos- sessed of a degree of intelligence which is rare 111 one of his class in this district. He said that, tInaccustomed as he was to lInderground work, IXIB could not expect the usual rate of wages, but he would do his best, and leave it to my honour to pay him, he, on the other hand, promising to give all the satisfaction he could." "How long did he stay with you ?"- «Until I received an injury and lost a finger acciden- tally." "What became of him then?"—"He kept working on with my nephew and Foreman Thomas Owens, until, after three months, I made up my mind I would never go under- ground any more." "Well, Lewis having worked for you for ax months, what became of him?" "He left Ty- lorstown, and enlisted as a soldier of the Queen." "When next did you hear of him?"—"He re- turned to Tylorstown eight years afterwards, when I was hauling stones for the erection of aixteen houses near tfie Tylorstown Schools." Bow did he appear, and what did he say?" 'He seemed to have been on the road for Sozn(\ time, and asked me if I would be good enough to let him drive a horse and cart. I told him I would, gave him 2s. to help him 011, and set him to work the next morning. He remained with that time, as long as I thad work for him to do, and having been the la,s.; put on, he was necessarily the first to go.' "And where did he go?"—"To sea." "By what ship?"—"I can't say." "When did you next see him?"- "About six years ago. I having removed to Jerndale, was contractor under ex-Councillor barker, Cardiff, for the now Rhondda Urban District- Council sewage work, and he came to me and said he had got tired of the sea, was again on the road, and would I find him work. I engaged him again to dirve a horse and cart in connection with the sewage work. He stayed with me until the work was finished, and I had again to discharge him. I lost sight of him until twelve month? back, when he put in a further appearance, and requested to be put on again." "Were you kind to him as usual?"—"I told him I would put him on in a day or two, and he said he would wait if I could render him some temporary assistance." "What happened then?"—"He^stayed as long as I had work, and after he had finished, he looked elsewhere, and being unable to find other employment, I heard and saw nothing further of him until his former companions came and told me that Joe Lewis was in custody on sus- picion of having murdered gamekeeper Seott at Margam." "What was your opinion of him?"—"Well, with me, he was most quiet and inoffensive,more so than the majority of the hundreds of men I have in my employ." "Was he a sober man?" never saw him drunk in my life ,and he was always diligent at his work." "Was he subject to sudden paroxysms of tem- per, and was he ever violent ?"I have never known him to quarrel or have words with any man. He was most docile, and would do any- thing he was told." "You have known him off and on for fifteen years, and have you seen latterly any signs of mental derangement?"—"Nothing, only that latterly he pretended to speak in English when spoken to in Welsh." "Was he more depressed to your knowledge after leaving the Army, and was he more in- clined to be solitary ? Well, he did seem more depressed, and some of our workmen asked the reason he didn't leave the stable to go to his tea the same as the other men. They liked the horses to be quiet, and I passed the remark to Lewis, who said he didn't Tike to go home before he had finished his work." "When you first heard that he was suspected of being the Margam murderer, what were your first impressions? "I could scarcely credit it." "You have never seen any signs of insanity in him?"—"Nothing beyond his desire for soli- tude, which I oEserved when he was with me la,st? "Was he a religious man?"—"Not to my knowledge." "Did he attend Sunday School?"—"No." "-How did he spend his Sabbaths?"—"Can't say." "Did he ever say anything about his childhood, bi,3 parents, or his birth-place?"—"No."
Content. (BY LABY COOK, nee TENNESSEE CLAFLIN). Man is probably the only living creature who suffers from discontent. Like other animals, he undergoes hunger and thirst, cold and heat, sexual and social desires, but, unlike them, when his natural wanks and passiofis are satisfied, he is still more or less unhappy. If he is rich, he desires to be richer if great, to be greater; if wise, to be wiser. His capacity for acquisition is limitless. He adds field to field, gold to gold, fact to fact, and privilege to privilege, and is so greedy of power at the end of life as at the beginning. Pride and ambition are his con- stant stimulants, and urge him to renewed efforts. Nor is it desirable that these task- masters should be altogether absent. Otherwise his inherent laziness would reduce him to de- privation, ignorance, and crime; or an absolute content would condemn him to vegetate mean- ly and passively on the margin of want. Man would not be superior to the brutes were it not for these much-abused qualities. They sharpen his intelligence and give a spur to his best facul- ties. They may conduce to good or evil, may mould a Marcus Antoninus, or a Nero, a Brutus, or a Cataline, and make any of us useful citizens or public pests, according to the method and measure of their working. They may even be private vices and still give rise to public benefits. Nevertheless, individually, pride and ambi- tion are only salutary in the utmost modera- tion. When they cease to be wholesome stimuli they become poisonous, and may affect a whole people as with a plague. Such was "la grande pensee" of the French under the first Napoleon, which deluged Europe with blood. "La grande nation,' 'as they called themselyes, believed that its destiny was to subjugate the world. It tried, and eventually found that destiny had decreed otherwise. France was subjugated instead. And this is the fate of all who yield to excesses. "Contentment," says Cogan, "expresses the acquiescence of the mind in the proportion of good we possess." But no one can be truly con- tent without a sufficiency. Even a philosopher defined happiness as "having enough to eat," which, although not strictly eorrect, is true in this sense, that no one who starves can be happy. It is all very fine for the sleek and well fed to tell those who are pinched by poverty, that they should be content with that state of life into which it has pleased God to place them. But men will be no more converted by such teaching then were the cabbages when St. Anthony preached to them. And it is right that this shouhl be so. Poverty is a social disease which should satisfy no one, and which requires extir- pation as much as any physical pestilence. It arises, likevery other disorder, from past dis- regard for natural laws, and its evils are Na- ture's warning protests against the immorality and imprudence of mankind which have produced it. To be content witfh it argues imbecility. One might as well profess to be pleased with the small-pox. Content is not the same as resigna- tion. The latter denotes a submissive yielding, a melancholy and passive obedience to the force o* circumstances. Religion inculcates it as the acknowledgment of the right of a superior power to afflict, and to wfiich all good Christians should meekly bow, whether the chastisement be de- served or not. But human nature does not willingly kiss the rod. The instinctive impulses which urge men to self-protection, call upon him to resist everything which he deems hurtful. And reflection also adds its sanction to this course. Content, however, is a pleasurable ac- quiescence with our lot, from a feeling that it is that which satisfies us best and is the most suit- able for us. And the reason so omany are so dis- contented is because they fail to understand -what that state should be, and thus blindly seek for a false one. For the true consists neither of poverty nor riches, neither of rank nor hon- ours, nor any other external influence. It lies within ourselves and goes with us wherever we may go. It enables us to rise superior to all adversity and to despise all temptation, for it is based upon a sure foundation-a serene and imperturbable equanimity. Perhaps no one has written more truhtfullyor more beautifully on this topic than the poet Hcrace. Showing how we are bondsmen to dis- content through our immoderate passions, he says: "In troth, thou who rulest over me, un- happy, art a slave to others, and art guided as a puppet that moves by strings not its own. Who then is free ? The wise man who is able to rule over himself; whom neither poverty, nor death, nor chains frighten, brave in. responding to his desires and in despising honours, and wholly round and complete in himself, so that nothing can hinder his free movement; against whom fortune always rushes to be crippled'. He who fears poverty is without liberty. Tell me, what matters it to the man who lives within the bounds of nature whether he ploughs a hundred or a thousand acres? They who covet much, want much. I shall more wisely extend my humble income by contracting my desires. True wisdom, dissenting from the mob, teaches the people to renounce false names for things, conferring sovereignty, the secure diadem and the unfading laurel, on him alone who can look upon vast piles of wealth with a steady eye. For neither royal treasures nor the lictor of the consul can remove the harassing anxieties of the mind, nor the cares that hover around the splendid ceilings of the great. Why do we, whose strength is of such short con- tinuance ,aim at so many objects? Why do we change our native lands for climes warmed by another sun. What exile from his country has ever escaped from himself? As much more as any man shall deny himself, so much more shall he receive from the Gods. It is virtue to avoid vice, and the highest wisdom to have bee!n free 'from folly. Silver is less worth than gold, gold than the virtues. 0 citi- zens, money is to be sought first; virtue after money! He who has enough wishes for nothing more. The covetous man is always in want: seek some sure limit to your wishes. Sicilian tyrants never found out a greater torture than envy. Whoever covets or fears, house and property please him as much as pictures a blear-eyed man. Unless tho vessel is pure, whatever you pour into it turns sour. Receive with grateful hand whatever hour the deity has blest to you, and put not off your enjoyments for a year, so that in whatever place you may have been, you may say that you have lived content. For if reason and prudence-and not a place commanding the wide-spread sea-remove cares, those who tra- verse the ocean change their sky, but not their mind. Strenuous idleness employs us; we seek on ships and in four-horse coaches to live happi- ly that which you seek is here—is at Ulubrae, if an even mind docs not abandon you." Such are, literally, a few of the many wise sentences that dropped from the genial pen of the ancient Roman master, who not only taught the supreme felicity of content by moderating desire, but practised what he preached, and ob- tained the deepest insight into moral truth without the aid of a special revelation. The friend of Augustus and the bosom friend of Maecenas, he refused wealth from the one and honours from the other, preferring his indepen- dence with a very moderate competency as the surer road to happiness. "Live while you may, but live wisely," was a favourite sentiment, and his constant motto was "Vive." He urged his friends over and over to "avoid extremes," and to "keep within the golden mean." And very pleasantly-not at all in the grim Carlyleian vein—he showed that almost all of his country- men were either fools or mad; because while striving for contentment, they sought the wildest and most rational means of obtaining it, and relied on every method except the right. With the keen vision of all true seers, he pierced deeper than most below the surface, and saw what is as true to-day as in his Pagan time: that Heaven and hell are not beyond but within us,—not the shadowy exteremes of a future state, but the living realities of the pseeent; and that the existence of either depends chiefly upon ourselves. As Burns sang, referring to the serenity of mind which constitutes conteiat — "It's no in titles nor in rank; 's no in wealth like Lon'on bank. To purhase peace and rest; It's no in making muckle mair; Its' no in book s; it's no in lear, To make us truly blest; If happiness has not her seat And oentre in the breast, We may be wise, or rich, or great, But never can be blest."
"An Old Ponty. Lad." A LETTER FROM SOUTH AFRICA. A former Ponotypriddlan, now residing in South Africa, writes us the following letter, en- closing copy of an article which appeared in the "Cape Times" on the South Wales Coal Strike. I The letter will surely prove of interest, but the article does not deserve reproduction, as it 's full of inaccuracies: — "3D, Oxford Street, Salt River, Cape Colony, South Africa, August ird, 1898. Sir,—The enclosed is a copy out of the "Cape Times," showing what Colonists say and think of the Coal Strike at home now. I know it must b" hard times there. I remember the last. Things are not so brisk out here as they used to be, owing to the over-rush of people, which has brought the wages in many trades down to the same as those at home, taking into consideration the high rate of living. You can't get board and lodging here under £1 or 22s 6d, and that's as much as a working man can afford out of 8s. or 10s. a day here. Although this is winter,the heat some days is awful-hot winds and sun, and plenty of it; but anywhere in the shade its nice and cool. Well, I must wind up, wishing the "Free Press' 'every success. I look for it every time it is about here, as I like to hear of old Ponty. and my pals there. From LINKY, An Old Ponty. Lad. P.S.—I haven't made my pile yet to come home same as the rest of the boys, worse lilck! Might later on. Profession might'nt be so good, and bad luck I have had. Never mind!
Family Quarrel at Treorky, At the Ystrad Police Coust on Monday, John Hardwicke, collier, Treorky, was summoned by his brother-in-law, named David Davies, of the same place, for assault. The complainant said that when he returned home from work on the previous Saturday week, he saw his wife crying. She complained that her brother (the defendant) had been abusing her. Witness then went to the defendant for an explanation of his conduct. Instead of receiving this, he was grasped by th.. throat and knocked in the face by him. Evi- dence having been given by the complainant's wife, defendant was fined JE1, "Including costs.
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A FATAL INTRIGUE. WOOLWICH OFFICER ARRESTED ON A SERIOUS CHARGE. Ladies and medical men crowded the Liver- pool City Coroner's Court, on Friday, on the occasion of an inquiry into the death of a young lady of independent means, named Jane Yates: The evidence shewed that Lieutenant Wark, of the Royal Artillery, Woolwich, whilein Liver- pool five years ago in connection with a riding school, formed the acquaintance of the deceased, and about that time Miss Yates miscarried with a child, of which she said Lieutenant Wark was the father. The acquaintance was kept up, with the result that Miss Yates again became enceinte. The pair visited Crewe, and put up at the Royal Hotel there, on July 20th, and the waiters and chambermaid testified to Miss Yates and Lieutenant Wark occupying the same apartment. When the lady arrived she was in good health, but the next day she became seriously ill. Miss Yates afterwards returned te Liverpool, and took apartments in the suburbs of that town. She then became so ill that a medical consulta- tion was held as to her condition, with the result that suspicion was aroused and a bag was examined which was found to contain the dead body of a child. The medical evidence shewed that Miss Yates was suffering from blood-peisoning, the result of an illegal operation. Previous to Miss Yates s death telegrams passed between her and Cap- tain Peacock," Royal Artillery Mess, Woolwich, Peacock proving to be the wumed aame of Lieutenant Wark. One read: Wife very ill, three doctors; come at once; fondest love. At eight o'clock on Wednesday, July 27th, a letter came addressed to Mrs. Peacock, which contained this sentence among others: "Put it anywhere." On the night Miss Yates died a gentleman drove up te the house shortly after she had expired and asked if Mrs. or Miss Yates was in, and, being answered in the negative, asked for Mrs. Peacock, who be was informed was dead. He then said: "I am Captain Peacoek. I did not want to see Mrs. or Miss Yates. She was my only love, and practically lived with me for the last five years." Previous to her death Miss Yates made a statement as follows: "I make this statement in the presence of Nurse Randall and my sister, Miss M. Yates. that I produced the miscarriage myself, from the effects of which I am now suffering; that I accuse ne person of instru- mental interference in its production, and that I was strongly advised to the contrary." This was signed "Jane Yates." The coroner read several letters which had passed between Lieutenant Wark and the de- ceased, in which he said there were expressions which would disgrace any man or person writing them. The last letter contained a passage re- ferring to her medical adviser, who had refused to assist in procuring a miscarriage. In this the writer said: You cannot expect S. to run any risk for you. but you have a perfect right to expect me to do so. I have had the sweets and am bound to share the sours with you even unto death." The jury found that death was due to the procuration of abortion, and that Lieutenant Wark aided and abetted the deceased. The police subsequently arrested Lieutenant Wark.
PORTH COTTAGE HOSPITAL. FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES. GLOOMY OUTLOOK. A special meeting of the governors of the Porth Cottage Hospital was held on Wednesday even- ing at that institution, Alderman Dr H. N. Da- vies, J.P., presiding, to consider the present financial state of the institution.—The secretary (Mr T. Davies) presented the statement of ac- counts for the year ending June 30th last, which indicated that there was a deficit of £ 25113s Id. Tho total cost of maintenance was L561 lis 9d. The subscriptions received amounted to JE599 8s d. Since the 30th of June, however, L2 had been received from Mr T. Griffiths, M.E., J.P., Cymmer, and JB6 from the Clydach Vale Col- liery werkKiem.—Dnring the discussion which eusued, Mr Henry Abraham enquired whether any of last year's patients had contributed any- thing t'ownrds the maintenance. Dr Davies re- plied in the negative. Mr Abraham believed tkis a question which sholuld be considered, in- asmuch as some of the-patients were enabled to pay something. Dr Davies concurred with Mr Abraham. The honorary secretary pointed out that thare were many difficulties in the way of the adoption of that suggestion. Could not the woimen, he asked, be persuaded to make a levy, which would do away with this discrimina- tion. Several members expressed a belief that the strike has affected the funds of the institution. Councillor Morgan Williams thought it advisable to approach various land owners, etc., with a view of inducing them to endow a bed or two per pear. The Chairman said he was now held responsible for fhis deficit. Mr D. Jones, one of the auditors, after having pro- posed a vote of thanks to the hon. secretary for the able manner in which he had kept the books, which was seconded by Mp B. Williams, said that from what he had observed from the books, he believed it wouM be necessary to close the hospital temporarily for at least six months. One of the great sources of their revenue-the annual eisteddfed—had for this year been aban- doned, and this fate would probably befall the ball this year. He failed to see what else could they do, although he did not lack in sympathy with the hospttal-Dr Davies would be very loathe to adopt that course, bnt something must be done.—Mr D. Davies, draper, another audi- tor, concurred with the expression of his co- auditor.—Mr T. Richards, M.E.. Llwyncelyn, suggested that the Llwynypia eisteddfod com- mittee Be requested to hand over the sum- about MOO-which they now had in hand.— Councillor Morgan Williams proposed a resolu- tion to that effect, which was carried, and a deputation eventually appointed.—It was de- cided to approach several influential gentlemen, including Mr D. A. Thomas, M.P., Messrs Goueret, Ald. W. H. Morgan, and Major W. H. Wyndham Quinn, M.P., with a view of obtain- ing pecuniary assistance.—The matter will be further discussed at the next meeting.
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VALUABLE FOWLS STOLEN IN THE RHONDDA. WHOLESALE RAID AT MAINDY HALL. Before Councillors J. D. Williams and Mr T. P. Jenkins, at the Ystrad Police Court on Monday, James Jenkins, c<5ilier, Treharne street, Pentre, was charged with stealing twenty-five fowls, the property of Mr G. H. Smith, Maendy Hall, Ton. Mr James Phillips, solicitor, Pontypridd, pro- secuted. In his opening address, Mr Phillips said that the birds, which were fancy ones, were missed on Friday last. It appeared that Mr Smith took a very great interest in fowls, and had in his possession about 120 birds. On Thursday night last the birds, which were very valuable, were all locked up safely. During the night 25 were stolen; they were valued at 210. The defendant, who seemed to be fond of birds, was seen about between fixe and six on Thurs- day night. The first witness called was George White,aer- vent, at the Maindy all, who said that on Thursday evening last he went up to the fowl house, and saw the birds all locked up safely. They numbered about 80, including one white cockerel Wyandotte; two black mfnocas. and 22 (silver Wyando. The fowl house was outside the garden wall. He went there next morning about 6.30. and found that the wire netting of the outer door had been cut, the hole being large enough to admit a man. Tewnty- five of the fowls were missing. He found some Wyandotte's feathers near the place, which were traceable towards the prisoner's house for a dis- tance of about thirfy yards. Prisoner (Interrupting): Not towards my house, I am sure. Ill swear before God Al- mighty John James Mears, collier, of 26, Elizabeth street, Pentre, said that in consequence of some disagreement between himself and his mother, he went to stay at the prisoner's house on the previous Thursday. Between five and six o'clock he saw him leaving the house carrying a sack. Another man was awaiting him outside the door. This man had a greyhound in his possession. Both then went across the river to the Maendy Hall. He (witness) followed them, but deemed it expedient to return. About 12.30 that night prisoner camelo the house, went into inc front room, and dropped something down. Witness, who was at the time in the krtchen. beard someone say in the passage, Be careful to keep them quite safe." He recognised the voice as having heard it a fortnight previously, but could not say who was the person. Jenkins replied, "All right." and having remained in the front room for two or three minutes, entered the kitchen. Witness then saw him leave the house for the back yard, and he (witness) after- wards retired to bed. prisoner soon followed. When he rose next day he saw prisoner and his wife sitting in the kitchen. He heard the word "chickens" being used, and he inferred that the conversation was regarding the chickens. Mr T. P. Jenkins Has prisoner any chickens? —Yes. a couple of small ones. Continuing, witness stated that Inspector Men- n hennick showed him some feathers, which were similar to those lie saw in the passage. Subse- quent to the conversation with his wife, prisoner proceeded to an outbuilding, remarking to her. "T am going to do away with one of them now. When he returned he had nothing in his posse- non. He il'n went into the front room for the second time after breakfast. He left the house with a parcel of brown paper under his coat and prooeeded to Madalene street, where he met someone. Witness believed it was the same man as the one who had been h1 prisoner's company the previous night. They proceeded in the di- rection of Treorky as fast as they were abl and were joined by another man. Having received information of the theft, In- spector Menhennick arrested prisoner at his house on suspicion. The prisoner accounted for the presence of a feather upon the knife as having come from the tick of the bed. When the bed was examined it was discovered that ft contained millpuff, and not feathers. When charged with the offence, prisoner replied, "I was not up at 9.30. I don't know whei4 Maendy Hall is." The inspector examined the prisoner's premises, and found three chickens in the back, which were all dark ones. The Bench thought the case had been made out. The evidence, in their opinion, was most conclusive ,and they were perfectly satisfied that the fowls were stolen by the prisoner. Sen- tence of six wèeks. hard labour was passed. Prisoner had been previously convicted of theft. Ãt the conclusion of the -ase-which was tried in the second court-The prisoner was being removed fo the other court, when he turned to Mears and said, "I will male you suffer for it when I come out/' The Bench ordered the prisoner to be brought back, and when requested to repeat the threat, replied that he simply said, "I'll make you prove it when I came out." Bears, however, persisted in saying that the threat had been used. Upon apologising, prisoner was removed with- out any further proceedings being taken.
Our Library Table. V "The Tobacconists' Weekly Journal." W. x Hutdhings, 3, Chichester Rents, Chancery Lane, London, W.C.,6s 6d yearly, post free. Hitherto the tobacco trade, important and f&r- reaching as its sphere is, has not been repre- sented by a weekly trade newspaper. Several monthlies are issue in its interest, but in these days, when trade periodicals have become a die tinct power, and have been instrumental in the development of remunerative industries, we be- lieve there is a demanad in that trade as in others for a popular representative organ issued at more frequent intervals than at present. The object of the "Tobacconists' Weekly Journal," the first number of which is issued on Wednesday, is to supply a channel for the diffu- sion of current trade news and practical know- ledge. a forum for the discussion of such im. portant topics as are from time to time of special interest, and an opening for the ventilation of new ideas and suggested reforms.
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To Girls in Londst). A NOTE OF WARNING. « As an instance of the dangers which young girls are constantly called upon to face, not only in the huge metropolis, but throughout the country, the following case is quoted from the Brixton Free Press. Miss May Flower, a young ladv whose per- sonal ap- pearance is as charming as her name, resides with her parents at 22, Hol- land- road, Bricton, S. W., and though but twenty- two, she has gone through far more than most vni-iinr women of her age, as she explained to the reporter. Ever since I was fourteen," she stated, "I have been a great sufferer from Anaemia. I was treated at King's College Hospital, and for seven years I was under four different doctors, but the little good they did do me soon gave way to worse attacks. I could not walk across the room without support, owing to extreme weakness. I had fainting fits, palpitation, and would be sick for three days at a tim e. I could not eat, and was frightfully reduced; everybody thought I was going to die. My sister Grace, who had been reading one day a little book concerning Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, strongly urged me to try a box of the P Us. I had very little faith in the experiment, but after taking a few doses, I began to experience aisnncc renet. i conunuea to take the Pills, six boxes of which have absolutely cured me, and I have gone to the City regularly on business for some time now. I am so altered that a friend remarked, How is your sister, is she better P I She could hardly realise that 1 was the invalid." Miss Grace Flower, a younger sister, was most enthusiastic over the change in her sister. May," she said, has had a truly wonderful recovery. Before she took Dr. Williams' Pink Pills we all feared that she was going to die- she was in such a weak and languid state. More bloodless, anaemic people have been made strong, hungry, energetic men and women by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People than by any other means. They are the finest tonic in the world. But you must look for the full name, Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, or it is of no use. In case of doubt send to Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, 46, Holborn- viaduct, London, E C., enclosing the price, 2s 9d. or six boxes 13s. 9d. They cure paralysis, locomotor ataxy, rheumatism, and sciatica; also .?!! diseases arising from-im- poverishment of the blood, scrofula, rickets, chronic erysip"las, consumption of the bowels and lungs, antemia, L;ss of appetite, palpitations, early decay, all forms of female weakness, and hysteria.
FISHING VESSEL SUNK IN THE ATLANTIC. SIXTEEN LIVES LOST. According to a New York telegram, the fishing schooner La Coquette, of Bayonne, has been -unk by the Danish steamer Norge, on the Grand Hanks. The captain and eight seamen were -;wed, but sixteen of the crew perished. The weather was foggy, but not so thick as, to require the Norge to reduce speed. The captain says he could see three cable lengths off. The wmd was fairly brisk from west-south-west, and when a vessel suddenly turned up from the north, with sails full set, and stood directly across the bows of the Norge, the bridge bells were rung to stop, and then go full speed astern. But it was too late to stop the Norge. The vessel fell across the steamer's bows, and with a crash was forced over and sunk by the impact. Three of the crew of La Coquette sprang on board the Norge. Passengers on the steamer, most of whom were lounging about the decks, made a rush when the collision took place, but the alarm was soon quieted on their learning that the Norge was uninjured. In the meantime a boat was lowered, and six men and a dog were picked up. La Coquette sank almost immediately. The, captain asserts that though, as a steamer,the Norge was obliged to keep out of the way of a sailing vessel, this was ah occasion when La Coquette could do more to help herself than the steamer, because the latter was going at full speed. La Coquette was an active vessel, had a brisk breeze, and was under good steerage way, but she never attempted to avoid collision. She kept her sails full until squarely under the bows of the steamer. The Norge's large hull should have been visible from along distance. Those saved were Captain Berre and the seamen Ruellar. Cherelle. que, Defever, Outin, Broqueul, Lemenant, and Guillette.
SUCCI THE FASTING MAN. Succi has just concluded in Turin a thirty- three days' last, from which he has emerged with something like a public triumph. In order to protect himself effectually against harrassing curiosity he bad had himself enclosed in a glass case, ana on August 31st, the last day of the fast, in the presence of a large crowd within and without the building, an opening was made in the side of the glass cell. Sucel, who bad got into evening dress half an hour before, came out, and delivered a little address, in which he said that 60,000 persons had visited him, and that the offerings dropped into his collecting-box for the work of the Daily Bread" would realise £ 160 for the poor. Then he took a sip of champagne "to the prosperity of Turin." He was extremely emaciated, and his hands were almost transparent, but his health was good. Then, as there was said to be A,gencral desire in the city to see him, he allowed him- self to be enclosed two days longer in. his cell. On the 23rd he finally emerged, and by way of exhibiting his physical condition, drove to the exhibition in a motor car.
AN EXCITING FIRE. A fire, attended by some exciting scenes, broke out on Friday on premises in West India Dock- road, occupied by an artificial palm maker named Mr. M. Guggenheim. The building consists of four floors containing about twelve rooms, and on the top floor a •lumber of women were employed, but fortu. nately when the flames broke out most of them were away. A jet of gas set fire to some decora- tions, ana in a very few minutes the room was ablaze, the flames bursting through the room. Two girls-Mary Sneets and Annie Dupel—had narrow escapes, and just got out of the room in time. The mischief was quickly got under control, but not before the top floor was burnt out.
AN ACTRESS'S JEWELS. On a charge of being concerned with another man, not in custody, in stealing a purse contain- ing a gold chain and locket and other articles worth iC8 2s. 6d. from Miss Edna Cleeve, an actress, of Harleeden, Willesden, Thomas Leary, labourer, of Little Albany-street, Regents-park, appeared on Friday at Marl borough-street Police- court. As Miss Cleeve was walking along Charing- cross-road Leary and another man snatched her purse from her hand. She raised an alarm, and Leary was captured by a constable who was near hy, in plain clothes. The second man escaped with the purse. Leary pleaded guilty to "being concerned," but appealed to the magistrate for a chance to "earn an honest living." Mr. Hannay sentenced him to six months' im- prisonment with hard labour.
DEATH OF SIR HENRY PEEK. Sir Henry Peek, Bart., of Rousden, Lyme He^is, and Wimbledon House, Surrey, died oi; i i(iay after a short illness. The deceased was the son of Mr. James Peefc, .>f Watcombe, Torquay, and was born in 1825. was educated for a commercial career, and was head of the firm of Peek Brothers and Co.. merchants, of Eastcheap. He married in 1848 Margaret Maria, second daughter of Mr. William Edgar, of Clapham-common. Lady Peek died in Ee4. Sir Henry sat in the House of Commons from 1868 till 1884 as Conservative member for Mid- Surrey. He purchased the Rousdon estate, which comprises the whole of the parish of that name, in 1871, and erected threeon a palatial residence, church, school, and observatory, at a total cost of over a quarter of a million. The deceased was identified with several philanthropic schemes. He is succeeded by his eldest son, who, in 1884, married the daughter of the eighth Viscount Middleton.
The Medical Studeqt and his Choice of a School. The "Student's Number" of "The Lancet" for the Session 1898-99 will be published on Friday, September 2nd, and will contain, as usual, all the information that is required by the medical student to guide him in his educational curricu- lum, whether he is already engaged in medioal study or is now entering upon his chosen career. In particular the "Student's Number" is designed to be a guide to both parents and students in their selection of a medical school. The regulations of the examjniD beards in medicine attached to the different bodies recog- nised by the General Medical Council will be published at length. A list of the English— metropolitan and provincial—Scotch, and l'nsh medical schools able fo affora the stuJent a complete medical education will be givea, to gtther with full tabulated information foccerD- ing the clinical practice in each. The amounts of the various fees to be paid and of the differ- ent scholarships and prizes offered for competi- tion will be all set out, and as an inclusive list of the teaching and lecturing staffs will be added, the student will fimd in portable form all the information that he can possibly desire to obtain concerning any school. The numer- ous institutions in the kingdom offering a partial or ancillary curriculum in the form of classes dealing with particular subjects or adapted to special circumstances will also be noticed. Under the heading "The Students' Library," a. Est will be published of the standard works on various subjects required from the candi- date by. the different examining boards. The prices, and names of the publishers, wll be affixed, andf in places where it has been deemed necessary, critical notes on the works will be given as a guide. The "Students' Number" will also contain full information upon the medical course required for the naval, military, civil, and public health services, and upon dental schools and the proceedings to be taken to obtain a dental degree. Among special articles should be mentioned one on the Evolution of the Lon- doct University," a Teaching Centre, and one dealing with the Coert of Medical Education in the United Kingdom. ——————
Desertion at Treorky. A BRUTAL llUSBAND. Before the Pentre magistrates on Monday, Edward Evans, collier, Aberkorky, was sum- moned by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Evans, Tre- orky, for deserting her. Mr James Phillips, solicitor, Pontypridd, pro- secuted. The parties had been married for 17 years, but the defendant's conduct cannoto be charac- terised as that of a faithful husband.In April last be deserted his wife, but was allowed to return upon undertaking to treat his wife better. A month ago he attenaed a funeral, and returned home shortly after eleven o'clock. He created a disturbance in the house, and kicked his wife out of the bed, and threw a match upon the bed in which his children slept. He made certain allegations against his wife, and left the house next morning. There were six children, four of whom were dependent upon their mother for a livelihood. One boy worked, whilst a girl was in service. The defendant had upon one occa- on, since his departure, given six shillings to his son for his mother, but had contributed no- thing besides. An order for the payment of 10s per week was made.