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THE AFFAIRS OF MR MARTIN EDWARDS.

---THE HAtfBURY ASSEMBLY ROOMS…

WORLD'S FAIR NOTES.

SAD DEATH OF A PONTYPOOL -…

Tlih NEW PITS AT BARGOED.

REPRESENTATION OF SOUTH MONMOUTHSHIRE.

A GALLANT DEED.

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"THE WRECK OF THE ARGOSY."

A TRADESMAN'S COMPLAINT.

INFANT BAPTISM : IS IT SCP.WTURAL?

I PROHIBITION & TEMPERANCE…

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FOOTBALL.

ABERCARN v. BLAINA.

ABERSYCHAN ALBIONS v. CROESY*…

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A THEATRICAL WAIF AT YSTRAD.

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FASHIONS FOR JANUARY.

IA SHOCKING STOITR. !

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I A SHOCKING STOITR. At the Westminster Police Court, Lucy Bear* I dall, aged thirty, dressed in threadbare clothing and presenting a half-starved appearance, has been brought before Mr. Sheil for attempting to com- mit suicide from Westminster Bridge.-The a, cused climbed over the parapet, and was saved by a young man who caught hold of her dress and held her till assistance arrived.—In answer to the charge she said that her husband, who was a hatter earning good wages, kept her and her children without sufficient food. For days to- gether they only had bread, and sometimes were without that. The man treated her with the uta most cruelty, and so she thought she would put an end to her misery. When she left the place where they lived in Tyers Street, Lambeth, at midnio-ht his parting words to her were that he hoped she would be brought home a corpse.—Mr Sh^il ker that d» .h.nld h.,e appL for LtoLTo the relieving officer.-The woman, in a sorrowful tone, said she had been advised by another magis- trate that she could get nothing till she was de- serted. Her husband had been imprisoned for a month at Birmingham for assaulting her, and been bound over at Clerkenwell Police Court to keep the peace. She helped him in his trade by trimming and stitching the linings in hats, but she could not get the money she earned herself. He spent his earnings-over £ 2 a week-on him- self, and would come home in the morning the worse for drink in hansom cabs.—A young woman from the back of the court volunteered to give evidence, stating that she did so because she knew that the prisoner was an industrious and cruelly wronged woman. Witness was the daughter of the landlady of the house in Kennington Road where the parties lived for three months—in fact, till a week ago. She knew of her own know- ledge that a month since the woman was kept without food or firing for two days. She was mercilessly treated, for her husband scratched her arms, twisted them, and pulled her hair out. And her little children, aged nine and seieu-one with a paralysed arm-did not know where she was.- Mr. Sheil sent a constable to look after these children, and on a sworn information said he would grant a warrant against the woman's hus- band.-In the course of the afternoon the man, Thomas Beardall, was brought before his worship, and the prosecutrix then, on her oath, deposed to his treatment. She said that the other night he came home drunk, and she asked him for some money for food. He put Is. down, and told her that he wanted the rest for beer and cigars. He afterwards twisted her arm and pulled her hair, being assisted by people in the house who were his companions.—Prisoner said it was untrue. His wife tried to get at his pockets, and though all that she was entitled to for her trimming work was 8d., yet he offered her Is. He wished to oall witnesses from the house.—Mr. Shiel: You will be remanded in custody.—The woman was discharged and went to the workhouse with her two children: I

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DARING ROBBERY IN LONDON.