THE HONOUR OF THE; FAUBOURG. 1 The Yiecv.nte de Bonnereuil, an ixisigniti- ant but embittered old gentleman, the VicoratesKe, melancholy and pious, and their three daughters—Hermengarde the eldest, handsome and haughty, Annie and Kate, the wo younger ones, light-minded and vivacious—occupied the ungracious position of poor relations in the family of their cotisins, the Signerols. The genus poor relation is not uncommon in the Faubourg St Germain, in the circle where fortunes fly away every day, and cannot be re-made except by marriages with the banking mfce- j terest or with trade and though such mar- riages cam hardly be called exceptional, they are not quite the rule, either. The whole family ha.d put their wits to work to provide for the dreadful old vicomte and his wife and daughters. The Murquis de Signerol had given them the mansard ^oor of his old hotel in Sant I Dominique-street, quite respectable apart- ments for a younger son for instance, and furthermore paid for their firss and lights. The Marquise de Signerol dressed the three sisters every season, and other rela- tives gave the girls presents of spending money on their birthdays. I omit other sources of revenue, for the Bonnereui s be- longed to the noble army of genteel beggars. Oh their begging was of the most reiined and dignified kind, as befitced people who 'were quite aware that the keeping up of ap- pearances in their case was a matter of con- cern to the whole Faubourg. They sought, alms in the name of a principle. So they lived along with their five thousand francs income, supplemented by about as much more incidentally acquired but they raged inwardly, gave themselves protesting airs, II and went about with perpetually discon- tented faces. They suffered agonies at the sight of their opulent cousins' luxury and fashion. The Signerols were kind to them, and invited thyrn to informal dinners and to almost all their evening parties. But the three: sisters I could not show in new gowns as often as they wished, and it gnawed them to the heart's core. When they came home from a walk during calling hours, the swell equipage in the porte-cochere — not for them-filled them with bitterness and re- sentrnent. If the marquise sent them out in her landau for a turn in the Bois with her little sons, the girls were haunted by the fear of being taken for the children's governesses. In the bosom of the family they had to endure their father's irritability. He reproached them by continual allusions with not being boys. Oh, if he only had a A son might have rescued them all from poverty. A son could have made a rich -mesalliance with some banker's daughter or merchant's heiress, selling his name very dear, since names are for sale and even con- fer vast honour upon those to whom they are sold. But how could a, man dispose of three dowerless girls ? They must be old maids or nuns. This perpetual harping on one theme gradually impressed the eldest of tho Bonnereuil girls, Hermenjarde. She was a strong-willed girl, of stately brunette beauty, hilly decided upon tasting life, and within whom, under her well-drilled grace and the thin veneer of a convent education, throbbed the warlike and brigand ardour of her far-away ancestors. Her poverty mad- dened her. What is a name ? Is not the I true noble the one with the power to seize and to retain ? If a name is marketable, why should she not sell hers ? The wife's name is easily hyphenated with the hus- band's. Doubtless the trade would be harder for a girl to make than for a man, but what would be the harm of looking about one ? And she looked about her. At about the same time Ernest Foussard, the eminently modern business man that all Paris knows, owner of a sugar refinery, two 'I sailing vessels, three newspapers, and four minor theatres, realised, in running over his books, that he had just gaihered in his twentieth million. Married to the landlady of a family hotel with a bank account, and soon left a widower, he had thought at first that he would not marry again, arguing that a man without- a wife—be he bachelor or widower—is freer to enjoy l&dies' society. But now that his fortune was made, now that he had everything—swell house in Paris, picture gallery, historic chateau in the country, his nomination by the Conser- vative interest at the last election, and, last and most conclusive, that he was verging on fifty-rhe idea occurred to him to take a wife who should bring him the sole thing he lacked, a great name to tack on (by and with the consent of the Senate) to his pat- ronymic Foussard, and thereby, sooner or later, after a resistance which he foresaw and half-approved, his entree into the mysteri- ous, inaccessible circled of the Faubourg. And he looked about him. Now, in th e course of their looking a bout them, Hermengarde de Bonnereuil and Ernest Foussard met. The first time was at a charity fair, where he raid her a thousand francs for a pair of curT-outtons in her booth. He had first got thoroughly posted about her and knew that she had nothing in the world but her great name and her great eyes. A few days after, he sent her a number of barrels of sugar and a mammoth bundle of clothing for her charities." Her noble papa wrote to thank him. The following week Foussard called on the Bonnereuils outright. He was received and saw Hermengarde. He came again. Let us abridge. Ernest Fouss.-rd and Hermengarde had found each other out at the first glance, but both went through with the required acts of the comedy with the, proper amount of dis- cretion and seriousness. Foussard pleased the viscount by the purity of his monarchical convictions, and won over the viscountess by the purity of his religious convictions. At the end of three months he proposed for the hand of Hermengarde. The viscount" was all lofty regret. Sir," he-said, it pains me that you have had the imprudence to formulate a request whieh our principles compel us to meet with the most express denial. It pains me, I repeat, for I have felt drawn toward you—yes—very much drawn toward you, I am sure. At least," replied Foussard, "grant me one favour. Be kind enough to lay my pro- posal before Mile, de Bonnereuil. If she, too, refuses, my grief will be overwhelming, but as I shall then know there is no hope for me, I believe I shall be able to summon; more resolution to quell this fatal passion sustained by the feeling that I am obeying her wishes solely." Sir," said the viscount, "you are one of nature's noblemen, and your words prove the delicacy of your sentiments." When the Vicount told his daughter of Foussard's proposal, she said simply At last!" And then added "The Signerols will froth at the mouth." Do you mean to accept him ?' cried the father. "I should say I do said Hermengarde 41 I've had all the poverty I want. Besides, think a moment. Did not our Cousin Sillery, and the little Prince of Castelfidar- do, and old Count d Artenay all marry Jewesses within the That's not at all the same," said the mother. Well," argued Hermengarde, Mr Foussard can be a Papal count whenever he wishes. If ho likes, he can be legally Foussard de Bonnereuil until the Fcussard is dropped altogether for the sakw of brevity. You know it as well as I do." But if I rwfuM « live my •oa*«nt f" Mtid the yisconnt. I am twenty-two years old, my dar father. I shall ba tweetly obstinate, and— I kn~>wyou so well!—you love your daujht*r so much that you would not have the heart to remain angry with her long." "My child, you astonish and pain me in- describably. You do not speak like a girl that occupies your position in the world," added the viscountess. All this did not prevent the viscount from writing to Ernest Foussard :— co SIR,—It is my duty to inform you that, to my reat surprise, my daughter receives your proposal I confess that I have opposed her resolution with all my strength. But the feelings with which you have inspired her are such that she has announced her intention of proceeding, if ncceary, to legal remonstrance against my ritci'i! authority. Such is th? present situation. ib? ? ?ua M gnu15 a ftr. b?wed down with grief, the respite of a snort time to master his When the Viscount told the Signerols about Foussard's proposal and Hermen- garde's answer, there was war and tumult. The Marq uis and his wife declared that the mere notion of such a marriage should fill a gentleman wibh repugnance. The Viscount agreed with them, but they went too far they declared they would never suffer that Foussard—" that off-scouring, that Thing —to cross, the threshold of their home again. The Viscount protested against such strin- gent measures bitter words were ex- changed, the Viscount departed abruptly, in a lofty rage the very next day he moved out oi the Signerol top-floor, and, with his wife and daughters, established himself in a t litHe fiat-Rue du Bac. There was general consternation through- out the Faubourg. Doubtless this was not the first mesalliance which had occurred there that was exactly it—there had been quite too many these last few years. Beside, this one was altogether too conspicuous. Foussard was in particularly bad odour he was mera raw money-money naked and not ashamed, amassed too fast and by ways and means really too-modern. Such a. mar- riage would signify, with much too insolent distinctness, that money can buy everything, that everything indiscriminately is for sate, and that, in order to make the sarnie match as Rohan or a Montmorency, the vulgarest \>f tradesmen had only to put up his coin. Then, again, if this Foussard was a man to C.oncluc:bimMlÎ with discretion and veil his success—but not at all everyone felt that ne would shout it from every pinnacle of notoriety, emblazon it, advertise it on all the walls, fences, and railway stations if he could. Three morning papers had already announced the thing under initials, aa tran- sdarent-as wedding-cards. Portly dowagers climbed the five flights that led to rhe Bcnnereuils, and exhorted Hermengarde for hours together, passing from the melting to the indignant, and from threats to prayers. Sho remained obdurate. One of the most admired clergymen of the Faubourg, the Rev Father de Sainte-Ama- rante, came to admonish the young insur- gent in his turn. He could only extract ger.4?- ii-i bi.- ,urn. lie coLi-'d orly e-?- t ra-, t They don't want me to sell my name ? Well, a thing that can be sold can be bought back. We must infer that the excellent father understood this dark saying, for he imme- diately held a long conference with the Vicomte de Bonnereuil. We shall never know the precise words exchanged by. the pair, but when the viscount escorted his visitor to his modest landing, the holy man said to him in a low voice :— Let us sum up, monsieur la vicomte. We said, an annual pension of forty thousand francs, of which twenty thousand go to you and your cherished younger daughters, upon the condition that they shall marry only men. in their own social circle and twenty- thousand for Mile. Hermengardo upon the same condition. Am I cuite accurate ? A,,reed ? I undertake to submit your pro- position to the Marquis de Signerol, and to the marquise, an(i to ail those whom it will interest. The proposition was accepted. Father de Sainte-Amarante hawked about among the dwellers of the Faubourg a sort of subscrip- tion-list for the Bonnereuil pension. The profane called these visits "the good work for poor relations." But the list filled rapidly, for self-esteem entered into the matter, as if the amount of each subscription were the measure of race-feeling in each sub- scriber and the gauge of his blood's azure. Some families that could ill afford it, that kind that worries along on thirty thousand francs a year, even preserving a decent air of grandeur about the ancestral manor, the6u- imposed veritable privations upon them- selves. Th" most highly heroic mite, how- ever, was undoubtedly the contribution of ever, was undoubtedly the con-l-ri ,)u-I.ion ox 11113 Chevalier d'Outarville is the last chevalier extant. Of course he had been page at the co rt of Charles the Tenth. He was a natty old fellow, full of superannuated politeness, replete with prejudice and dis- interestedness. He lived on a tiny income with one old servant, a whits-haired Parisian, J oseph Bonhomm. One evening, when by chance the cheva- lier did not dine out, and as he was eating his modest meal at home, he said aloud What times these are That Tittle Her- mengarde de Bounereull In my day-ah, well Old Joseph sympathized respectfully with a silent nod. The chevalier continued it is a great work to prevent such dis- honour. W h. can not I contribute ? But we are not rich enough, my old Joseph Full of lofty sadnes? the chevalier only played with his dinner. I The meal was shore that evening. Joseph, as much overwhelmed as his master, ap- peared to be reflecting deeply. The next morning, however, when he brought the chevalier's chocolate, the old servant was almost blythe. "Monsieur the chevalier may take heart again," he said "I have gone thoroughly over my books. With precaution and judg- ment, by pruning a little in every direction, if I get up a little earlier to go to mrket, we could save fifty francs a month. And I promise monsieur the chevalier that it shall not be too perceptible to monsieur the chevalier." Ernest Foussard received the following j letter from the Vicomte de Bonnereuil :— Sir,—Having consecrated to the most serious reflection the respice I begged you to grant in the matter we all have so mnch at heart, it becomes my melancholy duty to inform you that my daughter no longer looks favourably upon your rait. We hesitated for a long time, with so much esteem has your character inspired u,, but we feel constrained to admit that there are certain para- mount principles t which we must sacrifice 7i3,,)ant urin,-4 K? ,7-u tho, bett,-r th'Ls everytr.,al.,P. will the, better appreciate this feeling a3 these principles are, at bottom, yoar own, and you will apprqivo their stern aiid, --t times, sad autocracy. Believe me, ever," &c. The honour of Faubourg was saved.
A CYMMER SLANDER CASE. At the Pontypridd •county-court, on Thursday, his Honour Judge Gvriiyua Wiihains had before him a jury case in which Florence Gubbings, a single woman, living at Cymmcr, sued John Davies, ex-attendance officer, and his wife, of Cym- nier. for 2500 damages in respect of wilful and malicious slander alieged to have been circu- lated by shsm. Mr Rhys (MessrsW.H. Morgan and Rhys, Pontypridd) appeared for the plaintifl, and Mr J. H. Jones, Cardiff, defended. Mr Rhya, in his ?Jening remark,?, Mid that the plaintiff resided with her parents at the Brook- laud! Cymmr, and W<k! moot resct:1bly con- nected. Defendant also lived at Cymmer, and wa? up to a hort t,im ago an attendance officer. Now, how&er, UD running children to school, ho seemed to have taken to the work of running dawn his neighbours, in which occupa- tion he was ably seconded by his wifs. The slanders were really uttered by the Wtfe, 'but the defendant himself, by a remark of his spi; forth in the parti- culars, had adopted them. The plaintiff wa.s only 20 years of age, a.nd was engaged to be married. About two years ago her parents lived in a house belonging to defendant, and their leaving appeared to have annoyed the defendant and his wife, and he made a claim for damages to a knocker. In about 12 months after they left the plaintiff was informed that the defendants were circulating a rumour to the effect that Mrs Gubbings' daughter had had a miscarriage, and it was put in the cupboard, meaning thereby that she had been confined, and had been guilty of concealment of birth. She complained to her mother of what she had heard, and her mother took her to Dr Ivor Lewis, whose examination proved perfectly satisfactory. Defendants had been given an opportunity to apologise, a.nd had declined. Mr Rhys then produced a medical certificate given bv Dr Lewis as'to Miss Gubbings' condition.— Witnesses having been called in support of the •ase, Mr J. H. H. Jones, for the defendants, ad- dressed his Honour, denying in toto the allega- tions made. The defendant, John Da vies, was then called, and said he had to turn Newman, one of the witnesses on the other side, out of one of his house* became of the filthy habits of his family. Wiaen Mrs Gubbinp oarre to him, he told her not to listen to wicksa Asked wcietholr he had uen Williaiin Gubuirg-s, plaintifra brother, witn«s« said honad, but th. man WM in nich a "rs that he only laughed at him and turned away.— Mrs Ann Da viae, the other defendant, also th* allocations.—R«;Jyiay to Mr Rhys, xhs said she had ntYWr haard anything about the cupboard until she reeiaived Mr Rhyr letter, to which Mr Rhys replied that his letcar contained no reference to a. cupboard. She than admitted something had been said about a cup- board, but sh< had not s hown the cupboard. She had allowed Mrs Newman to see the cupboard when asked to do so, but she had not said any- thing except that there was a stain on it. The Judge, in summing up, pointed out that even if certain words had been used, the plaintiff would not be entitled to recover damages unless the construction to be put upon them was that there had been concealment of birth, thus charging the plaintiff with a criminal act. The jury returned a vordict for the plaintiff for £ 50, and judgment was given accordingly with costs. Mr Jones asked for stay of execution to appeal, and the Judge said he would do so if the £50 I was paid into court the next day,
YANKEE YARNS. A SHKEWD IRISH BOY. Daniel O'Connell, the great Irish orator, Tvb°n taking a ride in the neighbourhood of his house had occasion to ask an urchin to open a gate for him. The little fellow complied with much alacrity and looked up with such an honest plea- sure at rendering the slight servics that O'Conneil, by way of saying something—anything—asked W hat's your name, my boy And who's your father ?" demanded the astonished Liberator. Dan lei O'Connell, sir." O'CoaneD muttered word or two below his breath and then added aloud When I sae you again I'll giv you sixpence." Riding briskly on, he soon forgot the incident and fell to thinking of graver matters, when, after travelling some miles, he found his path obstructed by some fallen timber, which boy was stoutly endeavouring to remove. On looking more closely he discovered it to be the same boy he had met in the morning. What cried he how do you come to be here now ? "Yen said, sir, the next time you seen me you'd give m sixpence," said the little fellow, wiping tÚe perspiration from his brow. Hera it is," said Daniel; you M-e my sea— never a doubt of it STRANGE EXPERIENCE. A Toledo Bc' man was sitt, ng in an oSice re- cently chatting with the occupant, a well-known young lawyer, when the conversation turned to dreams and the rapidity with which the brain worked during sleep. Yes," remarked the legal gentleman, the brain is a marvellous con- trivance. If that fact ever skipped my memory, it was brought forcibly to mind several day3 since. I will tell you how it happened. I was suffering with a thumping toothache, and Tasoived to ha.ve the offender out. Accordingly I made for the nearest dentist's while my determination was strong, and, drepoing into a dental chair, an- stron, an d, '\Vïl[ you take gas ?' in the affiran- tive. It was my initial experience with the fluid, but I inhaled it without experiencing any peculiar sensation at first. I noticed presently, however, that the office clock ticked abnormally loud in fait, it won was pounding away like one of Krupp's giant ham- mer*. i inally I drifted away into another State, and found myself in a strange city. Several months pscd, and numerous trivial things hap- pened which I remember vividly, even the minutest detail?. Somehow or other I got in with a fast croyd of young meu, and one nigh, during a quarrel over a game of poker, I shot and fatally wounded on a of my companions. 1 was arrested, and after tha usual pre- lim ;n:try procemiinJ6 my case came up for trial in the court of common pleas. The trial was a lengthy one. I remember wall the district attorney's summing up, and the strong defence my attorney made in my behalf, but without avail, for the court sentenced mo to be executed by electricity, a strange and fearful dw&th. My lawyer got a stay of the execution of the sentence, and the case was earned to the circuit court. Another lengthy trial ensued, concluding by the judge confirming the decision of the lower court, and I again became reconciled to the thought of being executed. My lawyer was untiring, and finally made another attempt to save my life, carrying the case to the Supreme Court. I think something like & year and a half elapsed before the case ca;ue to trial for the third time. However, its conclusion bora no fru: t to my liking, for I was again sentenced to an electrical execution. I JenG many weary days in prison, and it was a rofief when the day ;-or my death cftme around. I awoke earlv, bathed, ate a hearty meal, and at ten o'clock wlien the turn- key beckoned me'to follow him to the death-room I was wholly prepared to depart this life. I seated myself in the somewhat clumsy chair and my 3.rms and legs were strapped tightly down. A dampened sponge was placed on my head, and although I didn't look up I knew well that the connection was made that would soon make me a human conductor. I closed my eyes, but opened them just in time to see the gaoler drop a white handkerchief. At the same instant the current was turned on. A dreadful wrenching, burning fain shot through my sysLem and then—and then I came to. The toath h"J jmh been pnlld. I was under the influence of g?s just ??ir,'y Yes, the human brain is a ra.pid worker."
SARASA TE AT CARDIFF. j It would seem as if ¡; nmsical Cardiff was a term applied in irony to the pretensions of the Welsh metronolis. for certainly the Park-hall audience on Thursday night, on the occasion of the first appearance in Cardiff of Senor perhaps the finest violinist in the world, was of a truly beggarly description. We were especially surprised and pained to find almost empty balconies. The area, space was fairly filled, although there was room for hundreds more. What, however, the audience lacked in numbers WM well made up for in genuine enthusiasm. Punctually to time, Sei-io= and Madame Berthe Marx made, their appear- ancej and received a hearty greeting. A duett, consisting of andante and variations from Beet- hoven's famous' Ivreutzer Sonata, served at once to put the distinguished instrumentalists en rapport with the audience. Immediately the "houe", was held spellbound by the delicious quality of tone produced by a master-hand from the king of instruments. This initial effort was received with tha warmest applause. It was in the suc- ceeding item, the Mendelssohn's "Concerto in E minor, op. 64- that Sarasate gave his auditors a tasie of his extraordinary executant ixnvers as a soloist. In the allegro the quaintest effects on the first and fourth strings were produced with marvellous ease and purity, his fingering close up I to the bridge on the first strings being as true and clear as conld pas¡;ibly be conceived. The opening runs of the un?Ie were finely pl&yed, and when the pir¡Ú oJima.x came, the audience cnred to the c' er-,?,s of bravo being heard in an prt5 of tbe hall. To this demonstration Sarasate merely returned to the platform to bow in acknowledgment. Then Madame Marx inter- posed with & couple of pia.noforte BOIOS- Chopin's BarcAro!le" and scherzo from Mendelssohn's setting of -Nig'iit^s Dream." They were played with nice crispnsss of touch and faultless reading, but the tones of the Bcchstein grM-Ki, which was lent by Newman and Santi. superb as the instrument undoubtedly is, sounded almost/harsh after the exquisite violin playing thi. preceded them. Another duett followed, Joachim Raff's La: fee d'Amour." Here Senor Sarasate displayed characteristics of manipulation whi&h 'stibHsh his c]im to the soubriquet o-? The Demon V ¡ol,n¡st.' It was a superb performance, defying alike analysis and ￼ ai-i, i criticism. After Madame Marx had contributed two more t'OIo-Liszt" "Le Rossignol" and Saint Saens' "EtndB Valse," for which she was- heartily encored, the programme wound up with a couple of solos by Senor Sarasate. They were admirably calculated to test the all-round skill of th3 eminent violinist, the first being a "Nocturne" in E fiat (Chopin), and the Witches' Dance" (Bazzini). The former was played with a beautiful tenderness of ex- pression, whilst the weird music of the Litter, with its lightning-like runs and staccato passages, was superbly rendered. Once more tho audience "rose" at tae artiste, and the Senor this time complied to ah irresistible encore. The whole performance was a musical treat of the hlghest order, and those;, who missed should find it difficlt to console themselves.
LOCAL PREACH OF PROMiSE CASE. Damages, £ 400. j At the London Sheriffs Court on Thursday— before Mr Under-sheriff Burchell and a jury, the case of Miss Jessie Holloway v. Oliver" Arthur Burgher., an action for bleach of promise of marriage, came on for the assessment of damages. Plaintiff was the daughter of a cabinet maker at Bath, who had been adopted by her uncle, an Irish linen merchant, carrying on business in Regent- street, London. The defendant was the manager of his mother's brewery at Redbrook. Monmc?tr?hiro. The parties met near Redbrook in 1881. In 1834- he c,œred her m- be bein,- then 21 and she 23. She said she had no money, and he said his mother was going to give him the Bridge Hotel, Monmouth. He renewed his offer in 1835, and she accepted him and was affectionately received by his mother and sister. There was a voluminous correspondence in which defendant addressed i complainant as Dearest Jessie," and referred repeatedly to their engage- ment, saying in one tnat they would be the happiest couple in the 13 counties. Later on the defendant began to say that ther0 would be a difficulty with his mother about the engagement.. In 1886 the defendant appeared to grow colder. The uncle iutervened, and de- fondant called the plaintiff "a waxy little thing. Later the defendant pleaded poverty as an excuse for the non-fulfillment of his engagement, although he had frequently spoken of his horses and traps. Some correspondence between the parties was read, including a letter dated 25th January, 1889, in which the defendant wrote break- ing off the engagement, sayinar, Would to God I had never seen your face. But my best wishes for your happiness will ever be with YGu." He signed himself "your most Tancrftble Arthur. t, In August of this year the lW""nt married a lady of considerable meaMi and hence the action. The plaiatiff, a lady-like youny woman, gave eTidenoe in support of counsel's statement, and aa to defendant mesin», and eventually the jury fart a, rwdict for £ 400.
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I FACTS AND FANCIES. "I have fifteen clocks I'd like to sellyou." "I d()U't buy stolen goods, sir." "Why, they weren't stolen, my dear. I was married yester- day. HK DOUBTED.—Edwin And you'll always .,be true to me, Angelina ?—Angelina Why do you doubt me, Edwirf ?—Edwin Oh, you're too »'6cd to be true ? Belle (suddenly): I'm afraid all this talk about students is rather frivolous for Sunday.—May. (easily): Oh, but they're all theological students, you know. "Y ou may speak," said a fond mother, about people having strength ef mind, but, whemt comes to strength of don't mind, my son William surpasses anybody I ever knew Why is it," said a noble owner of a yacht to his boatswain, "that you call the spar at the bottom of that sail the jib-boom "My lord, wha,tever else could you call it?" was the reply. Customer: These are sixpenny cigars, are they, and these others eightpenny ''—Shopman Yes, sir.—Customer What's the difference between them?—Shopman: Tuppence. Scene—Railway Station.—Crush of passenger traffic.—Station-master, to irate passenger You cttnnot go by this train there is no seat for you. t Irate Passenger I must have a seat supposing I stand all the way. A middle-aced man latelv presented himself at the matrimonial altar. The clergyman having surveyed him for a moment said Pray. friend, I think you have a wife already living'. "It may be so, sir," said he, "for I have a, very treacherous memory. Why don't you marry ?" asked one French- man of another. "Because I must do it on certain conditions." What conditions ?" "Well, you know, the lady must be beautiful, rich, and a fool. If she isn't rich and beautiful, I won't take her, and, if she isn't a fool, she won't take me Little Willie was sent to hold a wet towel be- fore the fire uutil it was dry the other morning. The youngster obey 3d with alacrity, and the mother went on with her household duties until a minute later, wh?n she was fairly electrified by Willie bawling out, "Mither, is't dry when it's broon ?" Mr Cyril Oliphant, iu his recently published little book on Alfred de Musset, the Frotieh poet, tells the following story of his boyhood. When lie was three years old he was given & new pair of red shoes, with which he was delighted, and with which he was eager to astonish and delight the world. Befare he could go out in them he had to submit to the operation of having his long curly hair combed out by his mother. All through the process he was quivering with impatience, and at last whimpered out, Do make haste, mamma; my new shoes will be getting oW. One day, as Wrangel and the late Emperor Frederick were walking in Berlin, they met an apprentice boy who was whistling a lively tune, but stopped as th?y cams nearer, Lnd doffed his cap with pleasant smile. Wr?n?el was highly gratified with the civility of the lad, and said to the Crown Prince, "There, your Royal High- ness, you can see how loyal these 'prentice lads are. How delighted they seam to be when they come across a member of the Royal Family ",?Trart 3aid the Crown v?-i'th touch of merriment, just ask the boy why he has given ove? whistling." "Here, my lad," exclaimed Wrangel, tell us why you don't go on whistling?" Whenever I see you I can's help an d then a .??, -ilow cun't whistle, you ,)t) mayiiig, he took to his heels and promptly disappeared. In his younger days Charles the Twelfth was a great wi,,ij drinker, and often indulged to excess. One day, when in a state of intoxication, lie spoke very rudely to his mother. Next day, an inti- mate friend reminded him of the fact, and told him how d-eply he had pained her Majesty by his unfeeling conduct. Charles turned quite pale, and appeared a, few moments absorbed in I thought, as if undergoing an inward struggle. Then he called out. "Bring me a jug of wine and a beaker." He took both and went to the apart- ments of the widowd Queen. "Madame, he said,, in a faltering voice, "I offended you yester- day, and will now afford you reparation." He I thereupon filled the beaker, drank it to the last drop, and solemly said "This is the last wine I shall ever drink from to-day, as long as I live, not another drop shall pass my lips." He faith- fully kept his promise. I "WASN'T -NTT-Ef).k cit;en w,io stands pretty well in his own estimation, and, for rhut matter, In the estimation of the public aLo, w?nt abroad for a period of two yenrs. When he returned,to Detroit the first m?n he met was an old rnend, who was about to pass with a cold bow', j ''Wha'6's the "ked the retm-ued traveller. "Ain't you going to speak bo a fellow after such an absence?" Absence? B8fn out of town Out of town! Why, man %live, I've been two yea,: s in Europe." "No? Can't be possible. Why, I never mi'??d you, said his friend. The oth?r turned aw?y in anger nd bntt0n-holed an old chum, to whom he g",id, WeU, I've got ba.ck." Been over to N' Y ork" asked the chum. Thunder, man I've bec-n to the Old World!" exciajmed the disgruntled I voyager. "Yoii-don*t-sty-so?" was the amazed retort of the solemn looking chum. The next acquaintance remarked, as he stopped a moment, I haven't seen you for a week or two. Had hay fever?" That broke the combination. There- turned traveller got on his dignity, and declined to notice any nure of his townsmen till they sent a brass bnd round to serenade him, and he learned that it was a put-up job to take him down e, little. It is so hard to persuade the average mortal that he never will be missed.
CARDIFF MERCHANTS AND THE COAL TRIMMERS. • She memorandum and agreement entered into I between the colliery proprietors and merchants of Cardiff and the Coal Trimmers* Association respecting the new tariff has been signed, and will come into operation on the 15th inst. j Several important advantages are gained by the trimmers by the new scheme. Among these is tlfe payment of %d per ton for single screening and Id per ton for double screening throughout. Formerly the lower price only was paid. There is now a cleariv-expressed coke tariff. For vessels under 1,000 tons the prices are the same as before, but for vessels over 1,000 tons there is an increase of Id. An extra penny per ton for coal is to be paid on all vessels over 1,000 tons. It is contended for the revised rates that they are eo distinctly expressed that there can be no possibility of any misunderstanding with regard to them. Therefore l'fis hoped that there will be less friction and irritation between employer and employed than there has been in the past. One important clause i?thsta.ri? which has been agreed to by the representati ves of both parties is in ?--Kreme to leaving oE work. This clause reads as follows :—All work to cease at 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Christmas-eve, and the day before Good Frid:ty; but if a vessel can be finished by 3 p.m., this to be done. All work to commence at 5 a.m. on Mondays." Although the tar: Li has been sisroed. we understand that in reference to two points it will be necessary to hold s .further meeting between the employers and the trimmers' committee, and this will take place to- day (Friday). The matters to come before this -meeting are the self-trimmers, ld the possibility of objection bing ma?le by the men to working after 5
THE BARRY MARKET. I The handsome new market buildings at Barry were opened on Thursday afternoon under favour- able circumstances. The Barry Market Com- pany was established in September, 1839, for the purpose of providing market accommodation in the large arid rapidly-developing district of Barry; The buildincs were erected at a cost of £ 4,000, by Messrs C. Shepherd and Sons, Cardiff, under ths, superintendence of Messrs David Roberts and William Davies, from plans prepared by Messrs Hahershen and Fawckner, of London, Newport, and Cardiff. The building will be warmed by the small boro hot-water system of heating throughout this portion of the work has been satisfactorily executed by Messrs C. Hampton and Co., Abergavenny. The market is so arranged that it can be used on occasions of public meetings, concerts, and similar gatherings. The hall and balcony will accommodate over one ¡ thousand people. The gas fittings, which have been supplied by Messrs John Williams and Sons, Cardiff, comprise six st?r burners and a number I of smaller lights. A 'noting of the shareholders was held on Thursday afternoon at the Barry Hotel, after which a reception was held, at whi.?9. a. large number of guests were present. Subse- quently the company repaired to the market buildings, which were declared open by Miss Alexander, daughter of Mr D. T. Alexander, vice-chairman of the company. I
PENARTH HER. I Soma few years since an Act of Parliament was obtained for the construction of a low-water I landing-pier at Penarth. The Provisional ili- ders from the Board of Trade, extending the I period within which the works had to be com- pleted, have from time to time been granted, &nd? it is now &ga.m nsry to apply for a furthar extension, M the period for which the IMt order was ?r?nt?ti is iM' running out. Sayeral in4o *nti*l capitalist* have exj>r«ssed thir willingney to aMid in ita comtruction provided the ap?Hca; J tion about heing m&de for a further extension? ta granted, and to this end a petition to- the I,, oa,l of Trade will be imuiediatelo presented at ?B Exchange, Bute Docka, for signature, prayfttg- that a further extension of time be given. rhis ought to be largely signed, as the advantages in the event of the pier being constructed would be, both to the inhabitants of Cardiff and Penarth as 'j. well as visitors, very considerable, and it would be an unfortunate circumstance should the present application fall through, which we do not 1 for a moment ant-leil.,ate.
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I Carmarthenshire Assizes. The assizes for the county of Carmarthen were held in the Shire-hall, Carmarthen, on Thurs- day, before Mr Justice Yaughan Williams. The foilowing gentlemen were empanelled on the grand jury :— Sir James Williams Drummond, Bart., Edwinsford (foreI!1a..11). Captain Grismond Philipps, Cwmgwilly. Major I.I. Ll. Lloyd. Glangwilly. Mr E. M. Davies, Uplands. Mr Dudley Williams-Drummond, Portiscliffe. Mr E. Scnaw Protheroe, Dolwilym. Mr J. S. Tregonmg, Iscoed. Mr W. J. Bncklev, M.F.H., Penyfae. Mr W. Powell Jeffreys, Cynghordy. Mr J. H. Thomas, Derry. The rev. R.. Gwynne Laurence, Middlcton HaU. Mr Gwilym Evans, Llanellv. Mr Henry Norton, Green Hill, Carmarthen. Mr D. H. Thomas, Dcrllys Court. Mr W J. Wilson, Llanellv. Mr Lewis Davies, Gellv. Mr R Scourfleld, Llanstephan. Mr W. A'. Jones, TirydaiL THE CHARGE. His Lordship, in addressing the Grand Jury, said he had very little to say. The duties to be discharged were fortunately very light, as they always seemed to be in the Welsh counties. There were only two matters for consideration. One was an alleged assault caused by some drunken proceedings, and the other was a charge of perjury. Of course the defendant could not be found guilty unless the perjury was wilful and n, N errc jUl:Y was wi*Iful tnd corrupt. The charge had reference to something that was spicl when a person was drunk. A per- son was not absolutely responsible for statements made by him during a state of intoxication. ALLEGED UNLAWFUL WOUJTDING AT ABERYSTWYTH. Richa-rd Jones (31), labourer, was indicted on a charge of unlawfully, maliciously, and feloniously wounding Sydney Hancocke, lodging-house keeper, Trefechan, nnar Aberystwyth, on the 4th August.—Mr Rees Davies prosecuted. Prisoner was undefended. In answer to the newly-appointed clerk of arraigns (the Hon. S. W. K Coleridge), prisoner pleaded guilty to striking prosecut-or with his fist, but denied hitting him with any weapon. According to the case for the Crown prisoner went to prosecutor's house in the evening of the 4th August, and was extremely excitable. Having beckoned prosecutor to the door prisoner, without any altercation, struck him a violent blow on the back of the head with a small instrument similar to the end of a fishing rod, causing him to fall to the ground. Mrs Hancocke met her husband* in the passage of the house bleeding profusely. She went to prisoner and asked him if he meant to kill her husband, to which he replied in the affirmative and said something about treating her in the same manner; and at the Rame time lis gave her a blow. Catherine Hughes (14) corroborated. Prisoners defence was that Hancocke and his wife were quarrelling, and that when prisoner interfered the prosecutor struck him, and he only defended himself. The wound complained of was inflicted by falling on a kerbstone. According to the doctor's evidence, the wound was a quarter of an inch long, and a quarter of an nchdeep. One Bridget Williams said she witnessed a quarrel between prosecutor and prisoner, and she endeavoured to part thom. In a scuffle that ensued she took a fishing rod from prisoner, and threw it over a wall. When the men fell over [ during a wrestle she saw prosecutor's head falling on a stone, which she subsequently gave to a policeman. The atone was besmeared with blood. The Judge did not think the prosecutor was justified in seeking a conviction for wounding with intent to maim or do grievous bodily harm. Mr Reft3 thereupon intimated that he.would go to the jury to a charge of unlawful wounding only. In the result the prisoner was found not' guilty and discharged, amidst suppressed ap- t pl.iuse. A CHARGE OF PERJURY AT LLAVDIT.O. John Davies (on bail), labourer,. MajHor- deilo, was indicted on a charge of perjury. Mr C. H. Grlaseodine (instructed by Mr T. G. Williams, Llandilo), prosecuted and Mr J. Lloyd Morgan, M.P. (in- structed by Mr Nicholas, Llandilo) defended. Mr Gla^codine, in stating the case for the Crown, said the prisoner was indicted on a charge of committing wilful and corrupt perjury at Llandilo petty sessions, on the 23rd August. Ke was charged under the Licensing Act of 1872, for being found drunk on a highway. That act made a new departure in the law in one respect, which was intended to meet a great want of something in our judicial system. The prisoner, who was that morning- charged with unlawful wounding, wanted to call his wife to give evidence on his behalf, when the Judge said, You cannot call her." The prisoner might have asked, Why not ? The prosecutor called his wife." The Licensing Act of 1872 met that objection on the part of persons who were defendants in cases which could be summarily dealt with by allowing them to givo evidence themselves, and also permitted their wives to do the same. Under these circumstances the prisoner put himself in the witness-box, and when giving- evidence he said that on the 21sc July, on which he was charged with having been drunk on the highway, he had had no boer to drink, and that he had not been in a public- house on that day. On giving evidence he had especially in his mind a parricula,r day, for the I simple reason that on that day the heir of Glan- bryd&n, son of Col. Crowe Richardson, came of _g.|wJ whjgn thejasua! rejoieinsrs occurred. Prisoner was preYl during those rejoicings, and he said tha.t on that very day he had not been in a public- house, nor did he get drunk. Mr Lewis Bishop, clerk, proved translating the evidence of prisoner as to his state of sobriety. David Williams, clerk to Mr Bishop, said he took down an equivalent of what was interpreted. He knew Welsh himself, and would be able to say whether what had been interpreted was cor- rect or not. Th'» Judge, After a. lengthy legal argument with the learned counsel, said he rejected the note of I the evidence of this witness, but allowed him to give evidence of what he hc&rd the prisoner s?y. P.C. James, Ha,n?adoek, proved the prisoner's drunkenness. He had his head in the ditch and his feet on the road. He wa-s asleep. On asking him his name he said he was a cow, Pnd lived in a Geld. (Laugh tor.) P.S. Williams corroborated. John Jones, tailor, said prisoner andi ha had liquors together on the day in question. Margaret Jones, manageress of the White Horse, Llansadwrn, said she saw prisomr drink- ing beor in tha,t house on July 31st. Mr Glascodine then addressed the jury. In the couVse of his observations, Te fudge interposed that there must be proof that the false oath was taken with some degree of deliberation, for, under all th3 circumstances of the t appeared that it was owing t6 weak- ness rather than to the perverseness of the; pri- soner, as surprise or inadvertence, or a mistake with regard to tha true state of the question could not amount to voluntary or corrupt perjury. That was the view his lordship took. Mr Lloyd Mo".?an, in an abi° address on behalf of the defence, said the man, if he was ;T?, the public-house mentioned, must have been in. that state which prohibited him from remembering what took place. Mr County Alderman Davies, Cwmivorf the R9V Mo?s Jones ?Baptist), and Mr Morgan Jones gave prisoner an excellent character. ■ The Judge, in summing up, said Mr GhiséO- dine appeared to be looking forward to an alteration in the law which v/ould enable defen- dants to give evidence In their own cases. His lordship was not sure that that change would be beneficial. Our forefathers took into considera- tion the weakness of human nature, and they knew perfectly well that when a man had to give evidence in his own defence, self-preservation was so strong that it could hardly Ùt; expected that he would tell the whole truth, the entire truth, and nothing but the truth. His lordship thought that our forefathers were very wise in their view, apd for his own part he would be verv sorry to see a change in the law. Referring to the case, he said men who got drnnk rarely acknowledged their offence. When Sheridan £ ot drunk, and was askd for hIs name, he said, Oh, it is Wilberforce but for God's sake don't expose trie (Laughter.) But prisoner did not SCdll to have Sheridan's wit, but would have it he was a cow. (Loud laughter.) The jury returned a verdict of Not guilty." The nrisoiier was, therefore, acquitted. This concluded the assizes.
RAILWAY ACCIDENT NEAR I ABERGAVENNY. On Wednesday morning a railway accident, fortunately involving no loss of life or of personal injury, occurred outside Penpergwm-station, on the main line of the Great Western Railway system, this side of Abergavenny. What is known as a pick-up goods train was being shunted from the up line across the down line into the yard to bring out some laden trucks, when another gdods train, coming from Abergavenny and bound for Newport, dashed into it and cut it in two. The accident was due to the steep gradient and' the inability of the dri ver of the through oods train to pull up in time to avert the mischief. Several trucks were thrown off the line or damaged, and traffic was blocked for about a quarter of an hour. One line was by this time cleared, and the traffic was worked over it until the other metals could also be "freed from the debris. This was accomplished with despatch. The driver of the through goods jumped from his engine and, with the toker, was uninjured.
SOUTH WALES EISTEDDVOD. The prospects of this eisteddvod are becoming brighter every day. We understand that a large number of entries have already been made, amongst them some of the principal choirs, parties and bands in South Wales. Intending competit jrs should bear in mind that Saturday ia the last day for entering. Arrangements are being made with the railway companies for special trains at reduced fares to be run on the day of the eisteddvod. All further information may be had of the general secretary, Mr W. P. Thomas, Treorky.
FRENCH MEDICAL tflEN AND DR KOCH. [EKUTEB'S TELEGBAM.] PARTS, Thureday.-Dr Huchard, one of the physicians at the Bichat Hospital, and Professor Agrege, of the Faculty of Medicine, will to. morrow publish in the Revue Medicalc a strong protest against the application of Dr Koch's remedy. Dr Huchard, it states, has refused to inoculate any patiexito in his hospital with the lymph. ;V
A DOWLAIS BREACH OF I PROMiSE CASE. Verdict for £ 95. On Thursday afternoon Mr Walter-TJ. Morgan under-sheriff, and a jury sat at the Pontypridd police-court to assess damages in a breach of pro- mise action brought by Sarah Ewart, milliner, of Nc&th, against William Nicholas Jones, draper, 115, High-street, Dowlais. The action, had been remitted from the High Court, defthidant. having allowed judgment to go by default. Mr S. T. Evans, M. P., Neath, now appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Arthur Lewis, barrister (instructed by Mr Beddoe, of Merthyr) for the defendant). Mr D. It. Evans, Taff street, was foreman of the jury. Sarah Ewart, the plaintiff, prcpassessin.? young woman of 24, in the course of her exami- na.tion, said sheliverl with her parents at Neath. In June last slHJ enterEd. the service of defendant, who then kept a general drapery and outfitting- business in partnership with Mr Thomas Morris, of Merthyr. Shortly afterwards defendant and herself became very friendly, and in April he proposed to her, and the marriage was fixed to take place on the 26th of June. At his request, she left his service on the 10th of that month, and went home to prepare for the wedding. Defendant visited her several times, and on the 19th of June ho wrote to her as follows Dowlais, ISih June, 1890. Hear Ù1j Ewart,-Arrivef! safe last night. I don t iuio ,y what your old gentleman thinks of me. I talked to him very straight yesterday. He told me he was going to give you £20. Make yourself quite happy. I thought, unless yon made preparations specially for next Thursday, to postpone it to llmrsday week, as I have to go home next week. I might stop one night with you, one night on the wa.y. unless it lncon- I veniences you. If it will not, I'll come next Thursday. By going next Thursday week you will be able to come with -no for H. day,and your mother can come up Tuesday week before Thursday to put the bedroom right. Sorry to put it off, but tell me if it makes any difference. Tell the old man if he goes to Neath on Saturday. Mind you don't worry yourself write per return of post. -Yotit-s, you know, W. X. JONES. At his request the marriage was postponed twice, but he had never fulfilled his promise, nor explained bis conduct. The partnership existing between defendant and Morris was dissolved in June. Defendant told her he had bought his I partner's share for C400, and that -lit,, (the defendant) had himself put £ 400 in the business in January. The shop was the largest in Dowlais, and in her opi:Üün the stock therein was worth £ 2,000. Defendant told her ho had ?600 worth of goods in one window during the Easter week, and there were fi-,To t?lie F3ilop besides witness. One many Saturdays witness herself ha.d received :B1? to £ 16 takings, and her takings during the other days of the week amounted to a tobl of £ 10. She had bought the wedding cake, and had made preparations for her wedding clothes. Peter Ewart, plaintiff's lather, said he was a. moulder, and lived at IS path. Defendant visited him ou four occasions and spoke to him about the intended marriage. He said he would be married by special licehse. Defendant represented his takings as amounting to £ 300 a month, and said be had £ 400 h mself in the business. The part- ner's share in' the capital was put down at £ 600. This concluded the case for the plaintiff. William Nicholas Jones, the defendant, was then called. Ho admitted having promised marriage to the plaintiff, and that he had failed to carry that promise out. The sum he put in the business in cash, and his partner, Mr Morris, BMO in goods. He had saved £100 himself as draper's assistant, and the other £ 100 had been given him by his father, a farmer in Carmarthenshire. The average weekly takings during the jiartnership amounted to about £ 30 per week, a.nd when the partnership was dis- solved on the 1st of July, the stock was valued at £920. The sum he paid his partner at the dissolution was £ 340. He carried on the business afterwards on his own account for some time, but, having ao pay his partner £ 30 per week, in liquidation of the £ 840, in addition to the other expenses, he was unable to proceed, and he sold the bupineas to a Mr His (witness) liabilities amounted at the time to over ;CBOO, and Mr Dakin undei ■cook to pay ViiesE, sums, so that all he received in cash was r,67, of which he paid £10 for rent then due. He was now a drapers? assistant, cvrnin. ,;00,0 a year, and had no other means except his salary. He never remembered telling the plaintiff that he had £ 600 worth of goods in one window, and he did not believe he ever had such a window. Thoma.s Morris, the partner referred to, and Mr Dakin gave evidence in corroboration, the latter stating that he and Mr Morris had gone to Neath to see Miss Ewart, and to tell her that unless she would be satisfied with moderate damages de- fendant would have to part with his business. After hearing the advocates' speeches and the under-sheriff's summing- up, the jury consulted, and returned a verdict for the plaintiff, with £ 95 damages.—Judgment was given accordingly.
THE SUDDEN DEATH AT KEN FIG HILL. Inquest and Verdict. The enquiry into tho death of Martha. Davies, who was discovered lying dead in her father's house on Monday night, was held on Thursday afternoon. Although it has been plainly staged in these columns that there was really no suspicion of foul play, our contemporary has per- sisted in referring to it as a. case of supposed out- rage and murder. The sensational headings which heralded this supposition were never bointf' out by any statement which followed them, and the evidence of the witnesses and the medical opinion entirely disposed of the mis- representations to which we refer.—Evidence was given by the mother of the de- ceased woman, David Davies, Mrs Jenkins, of the Colliers' Arms, and Mrs Williams.- Mr Thomas Jones, physician and surgeon, of Aberkenfig, said he examined the body on Wednesday morning. There were no marks of violence with the exception of an extensive burn on the right thigh, and two slight bruises on the left e* Ife. made a postmortem that morn- ing with his two assistants. The body appeared to be well nourished. The stomach contained about a pint and a half of food, which strongly smelt of spirits. The inside of the stomach was greatly congested and inflamed. The liver was enlarged and congested and in a state of fatty degeneration,as was al so the muscular tissue of the heart. From the state of the liver there was no doubt that deceased was a heavy spirit drinker. He attributed death to failure of the heart's action. The deputy-coroner (Mr Powell) said from the evidence everything was consistent with the theory of the doctor. In a small village like that with a flaring account and gorgeous head-lines in a local paper such rumours as they had heard would get about. A verdict was returned in accordance with the medical evidence. ——•• ••• •
BOARD OF TRADE AND RAILWAY RATES. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, who was accom- panied by Lord Balfour of Burleigh, Sir Henry Calcraft, K.C.B.,Mr Courtenay Boyle, C.B., and Mr Walter Howell, held a conference at tho Board of Trade on Thursday with Mr Henry Lambert (general manager), Mr R. R. Nelson (solicitor), and Mr J. N. Wilkinson (goods manager) of the Great Western Railway. —Mr Lambert, in stating the case for the Great Western Railway Company, dealt first with the case of coal and coke, and handed in figures with respect to that traffic which, he said, were based upon the aotual cm-ryings for the six months of lo39, which showed that the company would sus- tain a loss if they carried out the new rates proposed in the Board of Trade schedule. The company might have power to charge higher rates, but they wore compelled to charge their present rates in order to get the traffic, because there was very keen competition both from South Wales to London and from South Wales to Birkenhead. He could not say positively that there was no case in which they could raise their rates under the new powers. The reason why the estimated, loss of the Great Western was so much higher than in the case of other companies was that whilst they quoted their cattle rates at owners' risk, the Great Western rates were at company's risk, and to cover which 10 per cent. was added.—Sir Michael Hicks-Beach informed the Great Western representatives thpt the various argu- ments advanced should receive the careful consi- deration of the Board of Trade, in conjunction with the points which had been raised by the other companies. The interview then ter- minated.
THE SAD FATALITY AT LLANTRISSANT. On Thursday afternoon the funeral took place of Mr E-INvarcfT. Willi.,tn-Ls, c-aptain of the Ponty- clown Football Club, who met with his death under distressing circumstances at the Ely Tin- plate Work' Llantrisant, on Saturday last. Mr Williams, who was only 22 years of age, was held in the highest respect, and this was testified by the remarkable demonstration at the funeral. The place of interment was at the Aberavon churchyard. The body was conveyed by rail from Llantrisant to Port Talbot station. Between 300 and 400 persons travelled by the train, and great sympathy was shown for the bereaved parents and the other relatives of the deceased. Outside the Port Talbot station the funeral cortege was formed. The old Welsh hymn, "Bydd myrdd o ryfeddodau," was sung on the way to the churchyard. At the graveside the Rev Mr Williams, curate of Pontyclown, officiated. The whole proceedings were of a very affecting nature. The deceased was to have been married at Christmas.
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THE SWANSEA STABBlNiGCASF: I On Thursday, at the Swansea police-court, James Woodland, seaman, was charged on re- mand with cutting and wounding Edgar Easminger, a ship's steward, on November 7th. It will be remembered that the affray excited considerable interest at the time because the wound inflicted on Easminger was so serious that his life was despaired of, and his depositions were taken. The magistrates were Mr J. Coke Fowler (the stipendiary) and Mr T. C. Davies. The prosecutor, who was still in a weak state, said lie was staying at the Sailors' Home on the evening in question, and in consequence of what some companions said he went into the skittle- alley, from which he saw a girl issuing. He struck a match and saw prisoner, who was alone. Then prisoner struck him in the face, and he re- turned the blow, aiter which they had a regular fight. Eventually he jumped away from prisoner, and the next thing he felt was a severe blow on the breast, which he first thought was the result of a kick, but, feeling blood streaming down, he went out and cried that he was stabbed, and a constable took him to Dr Morgan's. He had had no quarrel with prisoner. William Rose, an able seaman, said on Novem- ber 7th he was standing by the steps leading to the Sailors' Home, when a girl named Carter- asked him to give her a drink. He refused, but prisoner came up, and went away with the girl into the skittle alley. Soon after he met prose- cutor going in the same direction, and then he saw prisoner leave the girl, and, saying, You son of a I'll cut the out of you," and made a blow at him. A struggle ensued, and another blow. He saw a knife in his hand, and shut it, and told him to put it away. Prosecutor then came out, and said, "I am bleeding." Prisoner :¡,dmd him (witness) to see if prosecutor had been cut. When he heard he had, he said he should take the road to Cardiff. Witness identi- fied ths knife produced. Elizabeth Carter, a single woman, said when she was with prisoner prosecutor .came up and struck a light. A fight ensued, but she did not wait to see its result. P.C. O'Neill described the discovery of prose- cutor bleeding at the side, and his removal to the hospital. P. S. Howden spoke as to the arrest of prisoner at Morriston, when he was walking towards Neath. After being arrested he said prosecutor struck him iirst, and lie struck him back in self-defence. On being searched tho knife pro- duced, which bore blood-stains, was found in his pocket. After being cautioned fhe asked How is the man .?" Mr G. H. Hopkins, house-surgeon at the hospital, described the wounds. He found a bad wound oil the right side of the chest two inches wide, extending upwards and inwards, penetrat- ing the upper part of the liver and into tfienetral,- of the chest, the lung being slightly wounded. He was in a very collapsed condition and had lost a large quantity of blood. Prosecutor was now out of danger. The Stipendiary I may say, doctor, this re- covery does you great credit, and I must con- gratulate you, for 1: have seen the wounds. Prisoner, who had nothing to say, was then committed for trial.
I A DOUBLESUIDE FRUSTRATED I [HEUTKR'B TELEGRAM.] BERLIN, Thursday.—To-day two carmen who were out of employment, and had had too much to drink, clubbed together the remains of their money and bought a revolver, with which they determined to commit suicide. They walked to theThiergartenand there, by arrangement between the two, one of them fired a shot at the other, the j understanding being that the shooter should immediately afterwards kill himself. Fortunately the man was not in a condition to tako accurate aim, and the bullet inflicted merely a slight wound on his friend's temple. The report of the pistol attracted the attention of bystanders, who ran forward to seize the man who held the weapon. He made off, pursued by the people, and as he ran fired twice at his own person, only wounding himself, however, in the shoulder, and not danger. ously. Both the men were ultimately conveyed to hospital.
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