THE LF.T^TTPH HOUR. ■Can the wiles of Art, the grasp of Power, Snatck the rich relics of a well-spent hour P These, when the trembling spirit wings her flight. t round her path a stream of living light. —Rogers.
Mere art depraves taste; just as mere the- ology depraves religion. —Augustus Hare. What I must do, is all that concerns me, what the people think. —Emerson. t: In thia world we can only look on nature from the outside; perhaps there we shall be •Me to B66 it from within Not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle, but to know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom. —Milton ::s;- The habit of looking at the best side of any event is worth far more than a thousand ^pounds a year. —Dr. Johnson. Let us hope the best rather than fear the worst, and believe that there never was a right thing done or a wise one spoken in vain, although the fruit 01 them may not spring up in the place designated or at the time ex- >pcct<!d- -W. S. Landor. We become heavenly-minded by living to make others happy. If it is the aim and work of your life to be a blessing to others, you are living already the heavenly life; and you will be only more openly and visibly in heaven when death wakes you to its scenery and surroundings. —E. H. Sears. Duty changes, truth expands; one age .cannot teach another cither the stalls of its obligations or the matter of its knowledge, but the principle of obligation is everlasting. The consciousness of duty, whatever its ori- gin, is to the moral nature of man what lite is in the seed-cell of all organised creatures; the condition of its coherence, the elementary force in virtue of which it grows. —J. A. Froude. To be famous, depends on some fortuities; to he rich, depends upon birth or luck; to be intellectually eminert may depend on the ap- ípointment of Providence; but to be a man, in the sense of substance, depends solely on -on&'s own noble ambition and determination to live in contact with God's open atmos- phere of truth and right, from which all true manliness is inspired and fed. —T. S. King.
FOR THE NEW YEAR. I went to Johnson in the morning, and talked of it as of a serious distress. He laugh- ed, and said, "Consider, sir, how insignifi- cant thia will appear a twelvemonth hence." "Life of Johnson."
HOPE ON. Nope on, aye, though the happy laugh be 4umb, All the joy gone, and all the sorrow come; Theugh bitter disappointment, baffled strife, e w but laggards in the race of life. Hope -on, white day is born of sable night, And from deep sorrow springeth dear delight. Angels have knowledge of your hopes and fears, Angels are counting all your bitter tears. Hope and pray on: patience and prayer are strong, „ i c •Stronger than strength of pam and sting of wrong. Fail not and falter not, your pathway lies Only through sorrow to the sinless skies. There, where the riddle of the sinless world is reaH, And time and change and love and hate are dead There shall you learn the lesson of the years, And wear the Coronal endurance wears. ;4(:
HUMAN FRAILTY. V Weak and irresolute is man; The purpose of to-day, Woven with painB into his plan, To-morrow rends away. The bow well bent, and smart the spring, Vice seems already slain; BUt passion rudely snaps the string, And it revives again. Some foe to his upright intent Fii-ie out his weaker part; Virtue engages his assent, Bat pleasure wins his heart. "Tift here the folly of the wise Through all his art we view; And, while his tongue the charge denies, Hisoonscience owns it true. Bound on a voyage of awful length, And dangers little known, A stranger to superior strength, Man vainly trusts his own. But oars alone can ne'er prevail r To reach the distant coast; The breath of heaven must swell the sail, Or all the toil is lost. —C-owper.
THE HEART OF THE TREE. "What does he plant who plants a tree? He plants a friend of sun and sky; He plants the flag of breezes free; The shaft of beauty towering high; He plants a home to heaven a nigh For song and mother-croon of bird In hushed and happy twilight heard, The treble of heaven's harmony,— These things he plants who plants a tree. "vjjat does he plajjt who plants a tree? He plants cool shade and tender rain, And seed and bud of days to be, And years that fade and flush again; He pliJ the glory of the plain; Ho plants the forest's heritage; The harvest of the ooming age; t'fee joy that unborn eyes shall see,— These things he plants who plants a tree. What does he plant who plants a troo P He plants, in and leal uuu wood, ta love of homo and loyalty And thought of civil good,— His blessing on the neighbourhood Who in the hollow of his hand Holds all the growth of all our bmd," A nation's growth from sea to sea St"'i it* hit, heart who plants a tree. —The Century.
4berayron nd ikndit Society. BY (t PHILIP SIDNEY." The following letter reached me a few days since:— Ynys House, Aberayron, 25th Dec., 1903. Dear Sir.— I beg to enclose you these straggling notes of mine this Christmas Eve; if you see any good in same, they are at your use. Ex. cuse my liberty in sending them like this. I remain, Yours truly, JOHN DAVIES. Any good in same" ? Why, my old friend*, it is just from such notes as these that you dotted down ou Christmas Eve, that the history of any parish or place is. bit by bit, got together. Caietully recorded, they form, as it were, a quarry, from which future his. torians shall hew their raw material. Would that other readers would do like you; never mind if the writing be a bit indistinct,—yours by the way, most readable,—or the sentences running one into another; I will decipher them and, to the best of my ability, put your notes in order. Many thanks, and may you yet see many more new years. In Cymru Fu," of the loth October last, the question was asked:— Who was Daniel Jones. Llanddewi Aber Arth?" Daniel Jones was born about the year 1765, and died in 1821, aged 56. A direct descend. ant of his is Captain Di. Jones, who is chief deacon with the Calvinistic Methodists here, —a true chip of the old man. In a manuscript book before my correspon. dent,—and I use his own words whenever I quote here,—" the title page is written by Daniel Jones, in bold and beautiful hand. The volume is called the Abeiayron Club Book of Benefit Society.' It was started in the year 1785. The preface contains tthree poems of excellent merit, oi advice to the Brotherhood, on the starting of the Club, The secretary, or scribe' as he called himself is Daniel Jones, then a young lad of about 21 years of age; and he acted so till his death, in all 26 years; his wages were 6s Gd yearly." Aberayron, at this date, 1785, was a fish. ing village, and we find Abereiron only in name, with a few scattered, thatched houses for the herring fishermen, and families." There were then three or four pentre called:— Pentref Drevacli, with 8 families. Pentre Llyswen, Do. Pentre Dolhalog, with J families. Pentre Cwmmins, Pentre Pengarreg Isaf. There were not less than fifty big trawlers, or boats engaged in fishing herrings, which were caught in tons a boat." u Aberayron proper was called i Glan y mor,' where a hiring fair was held on the 13th November; the first mention of this in writ. ing is when James Hughes hired as servant to Mrs Margt. Jones, Ynyshir, in the year 1790; it was very old then. There was a school also at Glan y mor, which the sea swept away 55 years ago, by a big wave, when chil. dren were in school. There were also a wash house, and an ale house, called 'Ty Joe,' where alEt was drunk by the thirsty fishermen red hot from the brewing tugs." Also we get Aberayron Ganol,' where the ale house was kept by one called Shan Daniel,' here the above named Club met monthly, and five shillings' worth of ale was drank for the use of the nouse." The feast day was on the 1st January when there was a sermon somewhere, the fee for which was five shillings. In 1785 the first preacher was the Reverend David Davies in 1786 Benjamin Evans; in 1790, the Rev. erend David Jones, at Church, Llanddew i I suppose." [Further particulars of this annual feast would be very interesting. Was the service held alternately in church and in chapel. Who was David Davies? "P.S."] "At this time there was great travelling fcy horsemen through here, down to Cardigan for the Sessions, from the upper part of the county, over the steep hill of llhiwgoch. At Aberayron Y 8haf' there was a good hostel kept by one William Felix. Travellers then praised this house as the only decent place to stop at. between Aberystwyth and Cardigan. Close by was a narrow bridge for horsemen to cross over the river Aeron. Here also was another large thatched house called Bont, once a noted inn where Twn Shon Catti took shelter. Also a malt house (and not a mean one too), and a brew house of big dimensions. Ale was tih great demand to quench the thirst of some 500 people engaged in the fishing trade." :or' "At that time Aberayron had no harbour built only an open fiver running to the sCa; no church; nor any. chapel; and no turnpike roads. Only one landmark do the trawlers mention in going through the Marshes, viz. Castell Cadwgan, then far inland; now all of it has been washed away by the sea, the last bit being allowed to go this year, 1903.' Now when Aberayron h u w^s in this deplorable state, Daniel Jones and a few friends saw the nocGssity of a Club— tn6 strong to help the weak,'—and it became a very flourishing institution, and of great help as the accounts in this valuable book show. This same Club was kept going for 100 years, and who can describe what a blessing it has been to struggling humanity?" The following list gives the members of the Club from 1785 to 1790. There is very interesting memory to these names, and the Elaces of abode, as nearly all the present in. abitants of Aberayron are descendants of the same, and branches of their families.— I Alban T. J. Gwynne, Esq. Monachty. .2 Henry Jones Esq., Tyglyn Isa. 3 David Jenkin Rees, Esq. Lloyd Jack. 4 John Jones Esq., Neuadd-lwyd. 5 Captain David Phillips, Wigddu 6 Capt. Morgan Pugh, Mwythig 7 Capt. David Rees, Aberairon. 8 Lewis J. Lewis, Do. 9 Jenkin Davies, Glan y mor. 10 Evan Evans, Tynporth. II John James, Llyswen Mill. 12 Jenk. Evans, Blacksmith. 13 Evan Evans, Blacksmith. 14 David Samuel, Cairbislau. 15 David Phillips, Aberarth. 16 Thomas Jones, Caerhaidd, then T. Jones, Ropewalk, Aberystwyth J [His sarcophagus tomb, painted black, is a prominent object in St. Michaels Church Yard. His son Thomas, was Mayor 1855.6. P.S."] 17 Capt. Rees Jones, Drefach 18 Morgan Evans, Do. 19 David Jenkins, Do. 20 Evan Evans, Drenewydd. 21 Christmas Evans, Dolhalog. 22 John D. John Inn keeper. 23 John Jenkins, Hat maker. 24 Griffith Lodwick. 25 David Jones, Cilgwyn. 26 Daniel Jws, Blaenhaul. [The scribet all honour to his memory P.S."] 27 Evan James, Cilcert. 28 John Daniel, Yeoman. 29 Evan Evans. Lone. 30 John Jones, Goytre. 31 John Evan, Aberarth Mill. 32 Thomas James. 33 David James, Blacksmith. 34 John Evan David DO. Inkeeper, Aerarth. 35 Capt. John Rees. 36 Jenkin Evans, Blick-Oiiith, Aberarth. 37 David Phillip, Aberarth. 38 T)f>vid Williams "Mwdwch. 39 Jarr Pugh, Solfach. 40 P'wH Evans, Pengarreg. 41 .1-iildn FVRNJ, Cilgwgan. 49. F,, Jenkins. Sychnant. 43 John Jones, Commins. 4,1. .Tr>nl-i»t T' CoH^e. 45 Wm. 1" william, Drefach. M3 Wm. Williams, Harbourmaster. 47 Jolla ffngh, Pengarreg Isa.
I Cymru Fu. a 816 DIARY OF REV. TIMOTHY DAVIES CAJEROENN. 1737, June 26th. Sabbath. Malmesbury Ps. 128. 1, and Mat 5. S. July 24tht Sabbath. Abermeurig. Eph 5. 13. [Manifest by the light etc.) Admm. ister'd Ordinance of Baptism. Aug. 14th. Sacrament Day. First time of administering at Abermeung. Mat. 1. 23. They shall call him, etc. N.B. I went from home on Thursday, the 29tb< May 1738, to Ludlow [?] the first night, thence to Hereford and Gloster, where I overtook the Rev. Mr. Cole, and Mr. Hyde, with whom I went that night to Cirencester, and from thence to Fair-to Lechdale (or Ledslow) then to Farington, to Dorchester. Abingdon, and to Benson, where we lodgd together, thence to Nettle, fold, to Henley on Thames, Maidenhead, Colebrook, and follow'd the London Road over Hounslow Heath, till I came within halfamile of Hounslow Town, where I turn'd down on the right, and inquir'd the road to Twickenham Town, and thence directly to Richmond Ferry, and down the street till I came to the sign of the Greyhound' opposite to which lies the Charity School. I fell side on the last day of my journey on my return w'ch was about three weeks after I set out, but God was pleas'd to recover me. Blessed be His name for His goodness unto me. July 16th. Kilgwyn. Mr E. D. preach'd, and I administered, when my soul was full. BAPTISMS. An account of the children christen'd from 15 Dec. 1747. The year begins on 25th March. 1747. 15 Dec. Benjamin, s. Jn. Evan, shoemaker, Llanavan. 4 Jan. David John Dd., Cwmhowell, Llan. sawell. 11 Jan. Jabez, born at London, Caer. onen. 22 Jan. Mary, Jn. William Evan, Llan. crwys. 112 Feb. Elizabeth David Wm. Llan Cwm Llan vayr. 15 Feb. Nathl. John o'r Allt Kellan. 24 March Jn. Jn. Evan Griffiths, Pencar. i-eg, at his house 1748.. 3 April David Evan Dd. Jn. Llanvayr Fach in Llanvayr. IT 17 April Joel Wm. Joseph, Kelgwyn Llan. gibby. 3rd May (' David Evan, Dd. Jenkins, Cysswchj dy'd. j Llancrwys, in the house, ( John John Rpes, Velindre, Pencarreg. 7 May Anna Evan Hugh, Dolebach, Pen. C'arreg. 6 June. Thos Timothy Jacob, Goitre, Llan. gibby. [After that Thomas Davis of Pentre Sion. R.J.J.] (To be continued). 317. WANTED. Name and family partioutars of the mother of the Rev. Timothy Davies. G.E.E. 318 REV. EVAN DAVIES. His first wife, to whom he was married on 8th May, 1783, in Cellan Church, was Jane Davies. of this parish. Was she not a dau. of Bailiau P She was buried in Cellan Church yard on 9 November. 1807, aet 45. G.E.E. 319. LAMPETER REGISTERS. (17). BAPTISMS, 1708. Sept 19. Elizabeth, dau. Rees Wm. Rees, cottager, and Gwen his wife. Sept. 26 Mary dau. Rot. and Anne Walter, cottager. Nov 1 Judith dau. Evan Jon. Evan yeo- man, and Gwen his wife. Nov 21 Jane, dau Evan and Eleanor Hugh Dec. 14 David, a. Evan and Mary Thos., Moelfre, Yeoman. Deo. 24 Mary, dau. Evan Dd Phmip, cottager and Eleanor his wife. Erasmus Lewes, Vicar of Lampeter. Anno Doi 1704. Feb. 6 Jon. a. Morgan and Mary Evan yeoman. Feb. 11 Margaret, dau. Dd. and Elenor Evan, of ye town. yeoman.
BAULKED OF HER REVENGE The story of a tragi-comedy comes from the Rue de Belleville, Paris. Hundreds of people were abroad when a young woman, who had been wait- ing with haggard eyes at the corner of the street, darted at a man and throw the contents of a bottle full in his face. A cry of "Vitriol oJ burst from the Parisians, to whom this form of vengeance is familiar. The victim was taken to a chemist's, the guilty woman to the police station. The chemist examined the imn, smiled, and then burst into a loud laugh. "What brutality exclaimed the Patient. liert, am I disfigured for life-and you laugh!" "Pooh!" said the chemist, "a little benzine, and there will be nothing to be seen. The lady has not thrown vitriol over you-only a pint of neat's foot oil." It alterwards appeued that the shopman to whom the woman, burning with revenge, had gone to purchas" the vitriol was a good judge of human nat ure. Noticing her excite- ment. he had taken care to fill her bottle with something inoffensive. The baulked "vitrioleuM" was set at liberty;. t f
"SILVER THAW" IN LONDON. London had the unpleasant experience of a silver thaw on Saturday morning. Rain began to fall between five and six o'clock and froze as it fell, with the result that by the time the people engaged in commercial pursuits made their way to the City the roads were covered with a thin coating of ice, and great, difficulty was found, especially in exposed neighbourhoods, in making any progress. Matters improved somewhat later, but horse traffic would have been almost impossible but for the fact that the local authorities rose to the occasion and had the main roads plentifully sprinkled with sand and gravel. In the course of the morning the thaw became general.
A LOVE TRAGEDY. A painful love tragedy has been revealed at the inquest at Hammersmith on the body of Ethel Maud Bilham, who committed suicide at Hamlet-gardens, llavenscourt Park. John Bilham, of Toddmgtcu, said that his daughter had left a dressmaker's establishment, where sue was living without his knowledge, and did not return home until June of last year, when she came and said she was married to a man named King. She would uotL however, say where she was living, but she called several times, and appeared to be quite happy. She was a cheerful ffirl. siiiL'ina' all day. Norah 6 a servant at Hamlet-gardens, stated that her employer was "Mrs. Bilham," who said her husband was a commercial traveller, then ip America. She seerr;ed depressed and anxious i. i,jm. ,)- Tuesday last week she received a l'gram sigued "Harold," stating that a letter waa following, and she told the witness that when that came th"r(> would be a "burst up." She apneared quite distracted, and, after having a brandy and .->oda, went out about five p.m. Before going she tlrew off her wedding-ring, screamed that sh" was not married, and that sue was going to Kensington to aee her supposed husband and his wife. ,he very excited on her return, ud said she had been unable to ap" them, but had left her card, and asked the witness what she should do. Later she rushed into th» hall, screaming that she was dying, and had taken poison. The letter referred tj) was read by tb coroner as fo:lows. '29th. My de,r girl,-I havo n^t written Y"\1 iL ■ Dot eatiy to tell vt-u. You are right. I muiit. give you up and go back to 'tnv duties to others. I want to try to put you riiht.. ThsviJrs much for your letter, the mohle .id of YO:" nature wm shewing through it, all." The coroner said rrl fead evi lentlv pr-• s ih(" man to brelic o .^ctioti -th her, wh,, -.Ii must have been a givy. effort as she was evidently attached to him. Tho jury, without calling an: other wifnesA, returned a. verdict, of. ftuicide while temporarily insane
THE FAR EAST WAR CLOUD. J i i THE RUSSIAN REPLY. Whilst news from the Far East serves but little to relieve tlw gloomy view taken in London OR Saturday, the view taken in diplomatic circles in the European capitals is slightly more optimistic. Everything turns on the terms of the Russian reply- That reply, in spite of reports from Tokio, does not appear to have been delivered. Reports from St. Petersburg, however, declare it to be ready, and that it is couched in conciliatory terms. The question is whether "conciliatory," from a St. Petersburg point of view, will be regarded M adequate at Tokio. The movement of a strong Jajwnese squadron to Massmpho is taken to indicate that Japan is determined to safeguard her interests in Corea and to be ready to seize that port in the event of hostilities. The York Throh) (Paris edition) published on Monday the following despatch from St. Peters- burg: "Although the Russian reply has not yet been forwarded to Japan, it is known that it is of a conciliatory character. The Col, gne Garttte says In well informed Russian circles it is declared that the tension between Russia and Japan has lately decreased appreciably, and in authoritative quarters the situation is regarded as quite reassuring. Although the preparations on both sides for the contingency hitherto regarded as possible of an outbreak of war arf being continued, and the strategic deployment of both armies will not be immediately interrupted, the pending negotiations have in the last few days taken a turn which affords the best prospects of Russia coming to a complete understanding with Japan. The Russian reply to the Japanese counter- proposals may he expected shortly. The German Emperor is stated to have said in conversation with Admiral Hoffman that he had every reason to hope that peace would be main- tained. It is reported that the two Argentine cruisers purchased by Japan will Genoa in about three weeks' time, and that they will be taken out by the builders and handed over to the new owners in Japan. Some of the Russian war vessels for the Far East arc still tarrying at Bizerta. The Russian bntth ship Emperor Nicholas 1. and the destroyer Abbek have left Oran for the Far East. WHAT JAPAN REQUIRES OF RUSSIA From a Japanese source comes the following statement a an explanation of Japan's position in cutinectio:! with the present Russo-Japanese relations. The essential points on which Japan proposed to Russia to come to an agreement are as follows: First, a mutual engagement to respect the inde- pendence and territorial integrity of the Chinese and Corean Empires. Second, mutual recognition of the special interests of Japan in Corea and ltiissia in Manchuria, Third, mutual engrigcpien* in arccrcL-ince with the principle of HjUaJ facilities for the commerce of all nations that neither Jap; n nor Russi i thall interfere with the commercial riffhts required I y the other, by virtue of treaties w ith China and Corea respec- tively. Japan, therefore, demands no concession from Russia, but merely a confirmation of the repeated and unequivocal declarations cf unselfish motive in respect to Manchuria. Russia, to the surprise of Japan, rejected the proposals, refusing, on the one hand, to discuss the I question of Manchuria, and in respect of Corea proposing the establishment of a neutral zone extending from the northern frontier of Corea to a line between (jensan and Ping-Yang. This proposal is quite unacceptable to Japan. A Russian occnpa- tioa of Manchuria along the Corean frontier, while a third of Corea was neutralised, would be a fatal menace to the independence of Corea, which Japan would defend at all costs.
A LIVERPOOL CRUELTY CASE. William Henry Stewart, a prominent dentist, was charged at Liverpool, at the instance ef the Society tor the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, with illtreating his son, aged eleven and a-half. Some months ago the defendant's wife obtained a separation order, and on December 27th, according to the evidence given, the lad had been to visit his mother, and returned to his father's house shortly before ten. A little later, however, he went out again without permission, not returning until eleven. He was ordered upstairs by the defendant, who, with a riding-whip, administered a severe castigation. The boy's streams caused a crowd to collect owtside the house, and the police-sergeant who obtained admittance found him in great pain and (niflg bitlt,rl3-Dr. Glynn, a well-known Liverpool specialist, living next door, accompanied by Mrs. Glynn, also entered the house, and the boy W'HS taken away for the night to the Children's Sheller. The defenoe was that the boy was dis- obedient. and undue severity was denied.—The stipendiary fined the defendant 45 and two guineas costs, or a. month's imprisonment in default.
A STRANGE FRENCH STORY. Investigations are being made relative to the death of a Mme. Chappuis, who lived near Versailles, and whose fortune is supposed to have been fraudulently obtained by a spiritualistic medium. The heirs of the deceased, her three nephews, found, to their intense surprise, that their aunt had not left them a sou, and that all her u cnev m,s bequeathed to a Mme. Martin. The inquiry which followed proved that Mme. Martin legan her spiritualistic seances in the widow's house. Mme. Cliappuis missed her husband very much. at id the alleged medium called up his ghost. The dt ad man was supposed to say that his widow would not long remain on earth, and that she would not see the New Year. He himself was in purgatory, and he was to be freed from that place when his wife joined him. Then followed the ghost's injunctions: "Don't forget the medium. Be good to her. Leave Mme. Martin not only your fortune, but, also your house. Don't mind the family. Come quickly." Another night the ghost directed his wife, through the medium, to inhale some stuff out of a bottle. Owing to these pro- ceedings Mme. Martin was arrested, and the dead body of Mme. Chappuis was exhumed. The post- mortem examination shewed that death resulted from heart trouble, but there is a supposition that some stuff absorbed or inhaled may have hastened her death.
SOLICITOR ARRESTED. Mr. Alexander Thomson. a solicitor, of Cambridge- gardens, Notting Hill, and of the firm of Thomson and Thomson, (iresham-street, E.C., and Laibroke- grove, has been charged, at West London Police- court, with converting to his own use the sum of iE270, entrusted to him for payment to Mrs. Rosa Connell, a widow, of Notting Hill. Mr. Muir, in prosecuting, said that in 1901 the accused received £710, the proceeds of the sale of houses belonging to Mrs. Connell's late husband, of which sum Mrs. Connell did not receive a penny. She continued to have confidence in him, but was unable to obtain £270, the proceeds of the sale of another lioun( Alter a year she received a letter from him saying- that he had made arrangements "to press the matter to completion." As a matter of fact, said Mr. Muir, he had had the money for over a year. A sum of £ 1,04-1 was altogether due from him to Mrs. Conneli. A remand, without bail, was granted.
MASSACRE IN NEW GUINEA. A German steamer which has arrived at Brisbane reports that on November 14th, the natives at Peter- haven, German New Guinea, rose and massacred two Europeans, an engineer named Dowell and a trader named Einhardt, two Chinese, and ten friendly natives. The trouble arose out of a dispute over some land transactions. A punitive expedition, despatched against the hostile natives, killed twenty-five of them.
A HOSPITAL ROMANCE. Miss Kate Lynch-Blosse, a daughter of the late Dean Blos^e of Llandaff, had risen to the rank of sister at Cardiff Infirmary. Middle-aged, of medium height, untiring in her devotion to duty, Sifter Lynch-Blosse was'among the inost faithful servants of the hospital. Poesensed of a private competence, her salary had r.lways been returned in the form of subscriptions to the charity to which she had given so many years. A week ago, amid general expres- sions of regret, she left the infirmary, and it is now ki'own iii.-t i-ome months back she had mar- ried the hospital porter, Mr. Lewis Price, a well- set-up man who had gone through the South African War. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Price are understood to h -ve settled in Somerset, just across the Bristol Channel, where they have taken a farm.
A LEAP TO DEATH. Ernest Penny, aged six, who lives in Smithfield, London, was alone in a room at the top of the house, when Susan Underwood, wife of a van greaser, ran in with a chair. "Bush I Don't make a noise," she said to the boy. The woman placed the chair at the window, climbed up, and jumped into the street twlow, killing herself. The boy told this story at the inquest on Saturday, when a "1id of suicide whilst of unsound mind was returned.
DEATH OF LORD HALDON. The death is announced of Lord Haldon. The de- ceased nobleman, who was the second Baron Haldon, was spending Christnnswith his daughter at Fulham, and on Christmas Eve he fell downstairs, fracturing two rib*. He was already suffering from a weak heart and bronchitis, and after lingering in an unconscious state for nine dnys he expired. Lord Paldon, whO) was born in 1345, lived at Clorolly, Hampton Wick. He succeeded to the title in 1883. He marri" in M-i.rch, 1868. the Hon. Constance Mnrv B and ws fcrwvjy :i Pmtfpnnt in the S^ot« G. •"•h;. He is SU, hy the Hon. Lawreric- s- Palk. farm-, i; C aptain 3rd City of L->ndou im«?nt f Militia }, and second lieu- tenant in the .evia' Yeomanry. He was rnnrried J ♦ hi years ago, and resides in New South I Vt\iles.
FIRE PANIC IN A CIRCUS. Ar.cO'\li>'>Pr '1 N YHU'S cO'-r--SPOND< at, i diJgerous pini* o.irred on Friday night during a per- formance in ft Joe. I circus. A cry of "Fire!" was as i b'> cloud of thicK smoke suddenly bur •* oat fcotn n -somer of buildhv* The nv.'iv 'i -e. n- between 3,000 and 4.000 perso'» for t'Q.. Mor.' 1-h;n fif-v e ect.nt >rs w t- knocked down tJon trampled on, aw m'nv 'wm MO fainted. The ra8nj»ee?rwH:t at Lt suec.] ts-Tir'a;; t},8 people that there was no danger. Th .-smoke was c-aused by a quantity of coal iVwt Iv-in, relessly thrown co a hot store.
THEFT OF £210 IN NOTES. A daring robbery has been reported to the Berwickshire police from the village of Swinton, near Berwick. The landlord of the When \~beaf Hotel, on going to his wine-cellar for hi= cash-box, found that the box had been stolen. The contents were various banknotes to the total value of £ 230. Alongside the box were two canvas bags filled with coppers, and these had also disappeared. There wr" no tr '• of a forciU.. taAry to the I)Ott- it is suspected that the thief concealed himself in the cellar.
A RELATIONSHIP PUZZLE. Dr. Grenfell, who, cruising in Labrador waters in the Strathcona hospital ship, ministers to the people of that dreary region, has met with an extraordinary problem of relationship amonj the Esquimaux. Two widowers, who were cousins, each married the other's daughter. E- rh rroivan was thus the other's step-mother, -ister-in-law, and cousin by marriage, while the relationship of tiinir offspring was almost too com: lie-at,-ci to be determined by ordinary human ingenuity.
CHIPS OF NE WS Prefessor Sonstelle, while returning to his housa at VentimifflM, Italy, was shot dead by an elegantly-dressed lady. Bills posted at the Marseilles docks offer a reward for the names of crimps who have illegally shipped tailors on British ships. Both the Queen of Holland and th" Queen-Mother have contributed to the funds of the S in the Netherlands. The German liner Preus'ien, which went as",iAre at the mouth of the Scheldt, has been assi-u-d ujf, came to anchor in the roads. Louban, the Jewish student who t Nordau in Paris a week ago, has eaten n >trri! since Christmas Day, and declares that ho will ne ef inanition. On Saturday-five months s>f!-«r the mr-vistrata- order for the issue of distress warrint- of three TunbridgeTVelis passive resist' is vv:e by t<- :d- r. Hildesheim (Hsnover) Town Council har decided to preserve the ancient ap:»e!»ranc« of its Ktr -et* 1, orderiug ttitt ;ill n,w pi-lvat,- the seventeenth century Germ-m style. Through the liberality of an aaonynto-m the Scottish National Exp"dii;o» t,, ti., A"- regions will r)(- ai,le to instead of returning home at an early date. Birds' nests, containing newly-laii egg*, are reported from various parts of the country. Edward Jacobs, a septuagenarian, his life in a fire in-Bartholomew-square. Old-street, E.C., on Saturday m Tiling. After a collision the Eastern Telegraph Ccramnv's cable steamer Chilteru was sunk at Plymouth on Saturday afternoon. On Saturday afternoon an Ostend to Dover s'. earner passed PM". «h*«'s bc" :1 of wreckage in the Channel. zL Year's party In Dundee were separating, it was suddenly discovered that, ore of tin m had died in his cl.t.ir. In Kingstou-n Harbour" (Dublin) a norpoise weighing nearly half a ton, which, b, by the blade of a propeller, has been captured. Mr. William Driver, of Stanhope, who jjst retired from his position as railway s't id, :r,'d the service of the old Stockton and Darlington line in 1857. Mr. Chamberlain's reply to the Premier of the Australian C-onnnosmv:. ,i;i, in which he declines the invif" :o.t to vif.it t.lv Anil e:;p:a,ns he thinks it be«t not to leave England just now. Waiter Dumphy, :'D Islington butch has been committed on a coroner's warrant, <-r.ar«:<>d with the murder ef his eight months' old child. The ratepayers of Lambeth express cordial approval of the County Council's schene- f fying the London Southern Tramways sy^in. The returns of the three main Mcsoni.- c; ri'able institutions i'or th" ye-.r shew h'.í; io; ,-ing interest in the benevolent endeavours of the craft. The will of the late Hon. Mrs. C'h:»r;otte Eliza Petre distributes some £ 6,000 amount i,ioas Roman Catholic institution-, in London. Constance Lady I>e La Warr is reported to have become a Roman Catholic. Mr. Ronald McNeill has resigned the editorship of the St. Jtttms's Gazette, and propose, to coi,test West Aberdeenshire as a Unionist at the general election. Frederick Hotine, an Army pensioner, has been charged at Bow-street, Loadoa, with defrauding Army Reservists by pretending to find them employ- ment. A police-sergeant said Hotine had obtained some hundreds of pounds. He was r Mntnded. No loss than 331 arrests were inndr- in Berlin on New Year's Eve for disorderly conduct. Mrs. Margaret Newton, a Liverpool widow, died on New ..Year's Day, which was her lOlsc birthday. She hadVnjoyed good health until recently. Dr. Dowie has started for a tour round tin* world. Be will sail from Sau Francisco on the 21st inst., and is due in London in June. Great satisfaction is expressed throughout the Italian Press with the news of 1 he conclusion of an Anglo-Italian Arbitration Treaty. The death is announced at Gamesville, U.S.A., from pneumonia of General Longstreet, who served in the Confederate Forces in the Civil War. President Roosevelt has received a p"rsonal cablegram from the Czar conveying in felicitous terms his Majesty's greetings for the New Year. A revolutionary movement has broken out in the department of Florida (Uruguay). In a skirmish with the rebels the Government troops lost one killed and three wounded. Ir. William Duncan, of Sunderland, who died suddenly on Sunday morning in his eightieth year, was the senior journalist in the northern counties. He was greatly respected by a wide circle of acquaintances, and had much to do with inaugura- ting halfpenny evening newspapers. At an inquest at Sleaford on the bodies of Charles Hunt, hairdresser, and Elizabeth Hunt, his wife, the victims of a New Year's Eve tragedy, the jury found that Elizabeth Hunt was murdered by her husband, and that' the man afterwards committed suicide by cutting his throat. Stanley Wooton, a woll-known Windsor poacher, ) who fur trespassing in search of rabbits was sent to gaol for a month, has been convicted nearly sixty times. It has been announced by the War Office that in future camps of Imperial Yeomanry will not be allowed in Richmond and Bushey Parks, save under exceptional circumstances. Captain Alexander McKay, commodore of the Cunard fleet, who has for some tinl commanded the Lucania and is about to retire under the age limit. joined the company in 1870. English, French, German, and Italian were spoken. to Lilriuud Schafranitz when charged at Woolwich with drunkenness, but he could understand none of the languages. Though wrecked twenty years ago, the mast of a steamer stands erect for forty feet out of the water near the entrance to Wexford Harbour. The hisH of the vessel is now completely covered with sand. The survivors of the British steamer Cygnet, who were landed at Vigo, will leave there for London is the steamship Orissa. No news has been received of the nine persons who left the Cygnet in a boat. There were ninety-three failures in England and Wales during the week ended January 1st, a decrease of ten compared with the corresponding period twelve months ago. Mr. Samuel Carter, senior barrister of the western circuit, whose death has occurred at the age of eighty-nine years, once represented Tavistoek in Parliament, and lost his seat because he opposed 1 the expenditure of public money on the funeral of the Duke of Wellington. Mrs. Edward Walker, wife of a Leeds builder, has U -c-n burnt to death at her residence owing to her clothes catching fire. William and Robert Hunter and William Nesbitt have been further remanded, at Castle Blayney, co. Monaghan, for eight days on the charge of feloniously killing and slaying Edward Kplly, Drnmleck South. An otftcial intimation has been received at the Boyal West Kent depot, Maidstone, to the effect that the 1st Battalion of the regiment is to embark for Malta on March 18th. The battalion arrived home from India only a few months ago. A Manchester fire engine was proceeding to a fire, when a woman named Mary Regan, who was crossing the road, became flurried, and was knocked down. She was severely injured about the head and legs, and death took place shortly afterwards at the hospital. A disgraceful scene occurred at a meeting of the Beverley Board of Guardians. A member refused to obey the ruling of the chairman, whom he termed a fool By resolution, the meeting was suspended whilst the police were sent for, and amidst great excitement the member was forcibly removed from the room. John Causer, fifty, a stallman, ;r.et with a shock- ing death whilst working at the Churchgresley Colliery. Several tons of stone fell, and killed him instanily. A vcsdict of accidental death was returned at an inquest on the body of N. Cripps, sixty-one, of Bletchington. Oxford, who, while crossing the line at Bletchington Statien with a milk-can. was run over and cut into seven pieces by the Birmingham express. A girl named Ellen Haden has died at Dudley from shocking injuries, which she received when visiting a relative. Some paraffin oil was accidentally upset on the kitchen fire, and the flames caught deceased and ignited her clothing. She sustained izijurMS* Which caused her deatl^^
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