The Daily Mail" and the Edgar Murder Case. ￼ 1 A representative of the Daily Mail called on Mrs. Edgar, at New Brighton, Cheshire, on Friday, and reports the following interview it was an awful shock to me," said Mrs. Eùgar. My husband was killedfright at my feet. Such a big, fine man, too, over 6ft. 2in., and weighing nineteen stoue." And Mrs. Edgar's sad eyes brimmed over. On the night he was killed we had dinner together. After- wards he went out to amuse himself, which he did sometimes in a quiet way, for be was the most sober of men. Between twelve and one o'clock I heard his step coming down the passage. We lived in a place callc-ii 'Flurries- building,' a sort of tenement, so that, of course, there were other people's doors opening into the same passage As he came down the passage I heard a man call out in Dutch, 'En nidtti)a ('What's the talk?') and my husband replied Ikon nidaba' ('I don't know any talk'). The man said some- thing which I did not catch, but I heard my husband say, 'What do you mean by telling me to veetsaak.?' I was not surprised, for it was most insulting. 'Veetsaak' means I clear out,' but it is an expression so low that one would Jiardlj even use it to dogs, The next thing I heard was a cry of I Police,' and my huabaud came into the room and locked the door. He came over to the bed and said, 'Hist! Bessie, they are after me t' The next thing I knew was that a policeman was trying to get in at the window, and that someone was battering at the door. I bad no time to speak to my husband before the door fell in with a crash. A police- man a tall, dark man, stepped inside. My husband did not speak to him, and the police- man did not speak, but the latter had a revolver in his hand, and he just raised it deliberately and shot my husband. He fell in a heap at my feet. I was horribly frightened, and thought he was hurt, and stooped down and asked him if he would have some water. Blood was pouriug out from the region of his heart, and I saw he was dead. Then everything was very confused, but I remember hearing a voice say I Jan (Jones) has shot him,' and that's all I can say." It was said afterwards that your husband was not sober, and that he knocked the other man down," 41 That's quite a mistake. My husband was perfectly sober. The other man was proved to be drunk, and, in fact, he has since drunk him- self to death. He was buried in nearly the next grave to my husband's. The gang the man belonged to were a very low lot, and my husband never spoke to them if he could help it. But the shameful part was afterwards at the trial. I can't remember the name of the judge, but he was quite a young man, only 25. He was smiling and nodding to the people in court as if nothing were the matter, instead of of a trial for murder. Jones, too, was laughing on the doorstep with the other policemen before he came in. Then whenever our lawyer tried to make a point he was told to be silent and ordered to sit down. Everybody was furious, and nobody felt safe, and we were afraid to do much for fear the police would shoot us from cpite and they might have done that for they are the worst scoundrels in the Transvaal. "I was left without a penny, so the South African League got up a Supscription list for me. I know that subscriptions came in from all over the place—fiom Durban, from Salisbury, and from nearly every mine. Those who chiefly got it up were Mr. Dodds and Mr. Webb. I wanted to stay out in Africa, as my health was better there, but all my friends persuaded me to come home, so I came. "The League paid my passage, and said that when I got to England the balance of the sub- scriptions, £120, should be paid me in monthly instalments till I got something to do, as you see I have my little girl to provide for. I was sent to Mr. Hoskirs, in Mincing-lane, London, who gave me £5 to go on with, but I have not had a penny of the other money yet. I only saw by chance the other day in some paper that the balance had been settled on my child. Of course, I am very much upset about the'matter. I should never have come to England if I had thought that I should be stranded here without a penny. At present I am living on my parents, who are old and quite unable to support me. I am sure there must be some mistake some- where." What does the Colonial Office say ?" II Well, I had introductions to one or two members of Parliament, and they were very kind. I wanted to see Mr. Chamberlain, but could not. Sir Edward Grey wrote to say that Mr. Chamberlain had the matter in hand. I do hope something will be done soon. "I know nothing of politics, but I do know the Uitlanders live in terror of the police, and that they want justice, but can't get it." Mr. Chamberlain has since announced, in the House of Commons, that a claim for compensa- tion has been made for Mrs Edgar and her child. i:>
Prolongation of Commercial n Arrangements between Germany and Great Brilain, The German Reichstag on Wednesday passed by a very large majority the third reading of the Bill for the prolongation of the provisional commercial arrangement with Great Britain. CADBURY'S COCOA is absolutely pure, and is there- fore the best Cocoa. It is a refreshing, stimulating drink, and a nutritious food, containing no foreign substances, such as kola, malt, bops, &c. The fact cannot be too strongly impressed that Cocoa must be unadulterated to ensure its fullest beneficial effects. Always insist on having CADBURY'S—Sold only in Packets and Tins—as other Cocoas are often substituted for the sake of extra profit. 3
v Markets. Uax, CATTLE, Monday.—Trade was rather slow and the supply of cattle and pigs small. Prices ob. tained were Heifer beef 6d, per lb., cow beef 5d. 2 per lb., wether mutton Sd. per lb., ewe mutton 6d. 2 to 7d. per lb., lamb 8d. to 9d. per lb., cows and 2 calves J612 to JE15, yearling cattle X8 to XIO, two- year-olds £12 to £ 15, sows and pigs JE7 to L7 10s., and stores from 25s. to 30s. NEWPORT CATTLE, Wednesday. -U su Lil supply, and last week's quotatious were well maintained. B.st beef, \)1.d per lb secondary quality, Sid to 6d best wethers, 7 £ d to 8d ewes, 6d to 6d veal, 7d to 8d lamb, 8d to 8id; porker pigs, 9s 3d to 9s 5d per score. NEWPORT CORN, Wednesday.—Small attendance, farmers being mostly engaged in haymaking operations. Consequently the market was quiet. Wheat, barley, and maize was 3d to 6d per quarter dearer on the week- Oats and beans were unchanged. Fines (flour) sold at 22s per sack. NEWPORT CHKESE, Wednesday.—About 14 tons were pitched, and everything was cleared at satisfactory prices. Good attendance of buyers. Caerphillys, 36s to 42rper cwt.; fancy dairies, 436 to 45s doubles, 44s to 46s truckles, 50s. CHEPSTOW WOOL FAIR.—This annual fixed fair was held at Chepstow, on Thursday, and was well attended by buyers and sellers. Messrs. Davis, Newland, and Hunt had received between 6,000 and 7,000 fleeces, which they had stocked in large tents in the butter market, and which proved a great convenience to all concerned. The wool was all in good condition there was a rapid sale, but the prices were low, ranging from 5d to 7d per lb. One lot only reached 7id. This was an average of Id per lb. below last year's prices. MONMOUTH WOOL FAIR.—Messrs. Nelmes and Poole's fifth annual wool fair was held at the Cattle Market, on Wednesday afternoon, and proved a great success, considerably more wool being sold than in previous years. About 12,000 fleeces were sold, and of these nearly 8,000 were sent in by Mr. R. N. Jackson, of Blackbrooke, Pontrilas. Buyers from all the great wool centres attended, including representatives from Bradford, Leeds, Hereford, Heckmoudwite, Cheltenham, Abergavenny, Chepstow, etc. The prices obtained were a fair ruling average. Welsh wool fetched from 4ld to 5d per lb, Shropshire, from 6d to 7id, and a small lot of lambs wool 4|d.
Collapse of the Cockett Tunnel. On Monday night, the Cockett Tunnel, on the G.W.R. main line near Swansea collapsed. Soon after 7 p.m. about fifty tons of masonry in the tunnel fell, blocking both up and down lines. The day was a particularly busy one with passenger traffic, owing to the Barnum and Bailey Show at Swansea, and during the day 7,000 or 8,000 excursionists had been conveyed to that town. Two return excursions had just passed down when the disaster occurred, rendering the line impassable for further traffic. No loss of life nor injury occurred happily, and arrangements were quickly made to convey the remaining passengers from Swansea to Llanelly and down-line towns by the London and North Western Railway, and it is probable that the temporary service over the London and North Western line will have to be continued for a few months until the tunnel is again made perfectly safe. The Great Western Railway Company give notice that, in consequence of the temporary obstruction in Cockett Tunnel, the Swansea and Llanelly train service will be conducted by the London and North Western Railway. Several trains will be discontinued for the present, and the times of those now running will be materially altered to suit the new circumstances and to meet the various connections.
I Chandos-Pole Divorce Case. On Wednesday, in the Divorce Division, before Mr. Justice Barnes and a special jury, the case of Chandos-Pole v. Chandos-Pole (Craven inter- vening) was set down for further hearing. It was the petition of Mrs. Kathleen Annie Chandos- Pole, of Kiddington Hall, Woodstock, for the dissolution of the marriage on the ground of the alleged cruelty and adultery of her husband, Mr. Samuel Chandos-Pole, The misconduct alleged was with Mrs. Craven, wife of the Hon. Rupert Craven, whose maiden name was Miss lues Broonji She intervened in the case and denied the charge. The respondent also filed an answer denying the charges. Counsel engaged in the suit are Mr. Carson, Q.C., Mr. Barnard, and Mr. Bayford for the petitioner; Mr, Willock for the respondent; and Mr. Bargrave Deane, Q.C., and Mr. Alfred Lyttelton for the intervener. On the case being called, Mr. Lyttelton said he regretted to inform the Court that his learned leader (Mr. Bargrave Deane) was confined to his bed unwell, and would be so confined throughout the day. He had just received a note from Mrs. Deane to that effect. The case was adjourned until Thursday, and again adjourned.
I National flank of Wales. The Master of the Rolls, the President of the Probate Division, and Lord Justice Romer, had before them on Wednesday, the appeal of Mr. John Cory, of Cardiff, from a judgment of Mr. Justice Wright, of the 7th of December last, upon a misfeasance summons, taken out by liquidator of the bank, for the purpose of having it deter- mined to what extent, if any, Mr. Cory ought to be held responsible for the failure of the bank., Sir E. Clarke, at the commencement of his open- ing statement, was asked by the Master of the Rolls whether the case could be brought to an end by Saturday, as after that the Court would for a time be differently constituted. The learned council replied that he was unable to give a pledge to that effect, but he would do ,r5 his best to shorten the case. Sir Edward Clarke said it was an appeal by Mr. John Cory, from a judgment of Mr. Justice Wright, upon a misfeasance summons, which the learned judge had found against Mr. Cory, upon one point. The misfeasance charged was of three kinds first, the payment of dividend out of capital; secondly, the making or sanctioning of improper advauces to the directors out of the fuuds j of the company, whereby a loss had accrued and thirdly, the sanctioning of improper advances to customers, and allowing overdrawn accounts and debts to continue where it was reported that the debtor was insolvent, or otherwise unable to repay, j The court adjourned until Thursday. I
County Courts in Circuit 24. I COURTS will be held at the several Court-towns on this Circuit, before His Honour JUDGE OWEN, the Judge therefore, on the days and at the OWEN, the Judge therefore, on the days and at the time hereunder mentioned:— I Time, a.m. June, July. Aug. Chepstow 10 5 10 31 I Barry 10 11 1 Cardiff 10 7 22 2 10 2 io i „ 10 9 14 4 I ,,10 10 15 f) I' Abergavenny 10 12 14 Blaenavon 10 17 — Tredegar 9.30 13 IS 8 ¡ Pontypool 10 14 19 9 Newport 10.30 15 20 10 11 16 21 11 Monmouth 10 20 25 15 Ross 9.30 3 12 Crickhowell." 11 Ili. 17 Usk 11.30 2 16 No Sitting of the Courts will be held in Septi MAZAWATTEE MAZAWATTEE TEA IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN OF FULL WEIGHT. THE MAZAWATTEE TEA CO., LTD., hereby guarantee that their packets contain the full weight of Tea stated on the labels, without any deductions whatever for the wrappers. The objectionable prac- tice, disadvantageous to the buyer, adopted in certain other proprietary Teas, of including the wrapper or bag in the weight of the Tea, is not, and never has been, followed by the Mazawattee Tea Co., Ltd. -:) MAZAWATTEE is M A WR "T T E E ￼ !P? ￼ & ga* ￼ TEA > s -(; Tv> IS AND ALWAYS HAS J BEEN OF E ta FULL WEIGHT.
Medical Aid and Friendly" Societies. The societies in question may be roughly divided into three classes: The genuine friendly societies, registered under a special Act of Parliament, and giving to their members not only medical attendance, but a weekly payment during illness and a contri- bution towards the expenses of a funeral; the medical aid associations or so-called provident dispensaries," which deal with medical attendance only and the many modern insurance companies, which contract with a doctor for the supply of such attendance to their customers, and throw in his services as a benefit to be obtained along with the policy. It is obvious that, under all three of these forms, it would be possible to make mutually advantageous arrangements; but it has also been shown by experience that all of them are liable to give rise to serious abuses. A doctor who undertakes to attend the members of a friendly society, in return for a payment from each of them of a few shillings a year, rightly thinks that he is rendering them very valuable assistance towards the maintenance of self-respect and independence, and reasonably objects to do for comparatively wealthy people what he is perfectly willing to do for a working man." Bat it h-is happened in many instances that the societies have contained members who were in a position superior to that of a working man at the time of joining, or who had risen into a superior position in course of time. Such members are often of great value to the society itself, bringing shrewdness, knowledge of business, and power of organisation to assist in the management of its affairs but they are well able to pay for medical attendance at ordinary rates, their very prosperity is sometimes conducive to habits less favourable to health than those of the veritable wage-earner, and it is not just that the doctor should find them among the number of his contract patients. Many of these men feel this themselves, and voluntarily relinquish medical benefits; but others cling with tenacity to what they regard as their right, and often think themselves neglected unless they receive more attention in illness than would be either wished for by, or given to, an ordinary member. When the wage-earning member would be willing to attend at the doctor's house, the wealthy member expects to be visited at his own, although a legitimate charge for a single visit would be as much as he pays during the year. Friction arising from this and similar causes has in many places produced lamentable differences between the doctors and the friendly societies. — The Hospital,
Another Public Attempt to form a Cabinet in France. M. Bourgeois, who had been summoned from The Hague by the French President and invited to form a Cabinet on Tuesday, declined to take office. Epps's Cocot.-GRATEFUL AND COMFORTING.—"By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine properties of well-selected COCOA, Mr. Epps has provided for our breakfast and supper a delicately flavoured beverage which may save us "many heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judicious use of such articles of diet that a constitution may be gradually built up until strong enough to resist every tendency to disease. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping ourselves well fortified with pure blood and a properly nourished frame."—-Civil Service Gazette, —Made simply with boiling water or milk.—Sold only in packets and pound tins, by Grocers, labelled- JAifEs-E?ps & Co., Ltd., Homceopathic Chemists, London."
PAWNOR AND BRECON OOIKT COUNTIES ASYLUM.— The contract, foi erecting the new lunatic asylum, with administrative offices, &c., at Talgarth, for the joint counMes board of Radnor and Brecon has been givea to Mr. Vv'atkiu Williams, bu 1 ier, Pontypridd. Accommodation is to be provided for about 700 inmates. The institution will be a large J one, the contract amounting to about £ 120,000, j D.C.L, DEGREES.—On Wednesday afternoon the I degrees of D.C.L, was conferred upon Lord j Kitchener, Mr, Cecil Rhodes, Lord Elgin, and | 0thsrs at Oxford University, j
Railway Time Table tor June. DOWN TRAINS. A.M A.M A.MA.M. P.MP.MP.M London 5 4010371 12 315 Koss — dep. 7 08 151035:256] 455.710 Kerne Bridge —j7 11:8 27 1046:3 t>j — !5 7)721 Lydbrook —7 16,'8 32 1052/3 12 3 40 — io 131729 Symonds Yat ~!7 21 8 37 1059 3 19.3 46 — '5 20|735 Monmouth, May H. 7 33:8 50 1114 3 33 — — |5 33 746 Monmouth, Troy 7 38 9 35 1245 3 45 — 5 10 5 35 8*0 Dingestow — 7 46! 9 42 1254 3 54 — 5 17 8*7 Raglan — 7 5419 49 1 2 4 2 — 5 24 8*14 Llandenny —7 599 55 1 84 8 — 5 30 8,:20 USK — —8 6 10 2 1 17 4 17 — 5 38 8*39 Little Mill Junct'n 8 17 1012 1 30 4 30 — 5 49 8*45 Pontypool Rd., arr 8 25 1018 1 38 4 38 — 5 55 — London —Jl 15(4 30 6 30 1140 — 1140 — On Thursdays, UP TRAINS. A.M A.M A.M A.M.P.M P.M. P.M. London — — (12 0 5 30.9 0 — 1 20 335 Pontypool Rd., dep7 40 — 8 45 11 5 2 15 — 6 15 810 Little Mill Junct'n 7 44 — 8 49:11 9 2 19 — 6 19 814 USK — — 7 53 8 20 8 58 111S|2 28 — 6 29 823 Llandennv 8 27.9 5jll27j2 37 6 40 Raglan- —1— 8 33;9 11 1133)2 43 — 6 46 — Dingestow — 8 40 9 16 1140.2 50 — 6 54 — Monmouth, Troy !7 35 S 50 9 30jl230|3 38 6 5 7 17 815 Monm'th, May Hill 7 39 9 34jl234;3 42 fi 9 7 20 820 Symonds Yat —17 49 |9 4611246 3 52 6 21 7 36 833 Lydbrook -'7 54 9 53 1253 3 58 6 28 7 42 840 Kerne Bridge —;7 59 9 58 1258 4 3 6 33 7 50 845 Ross— arr,8 7 10 8 1 8 4 12 6 438 0 855 London. —12 20 )2 20'5 30!8 30 1140'S 30 330 Wednesdays only.
WOMEN WRITERS' DINNER.—At this function on Monday, in London, nearly 200 women who have I made a name for themselves in literature or journalism were present. Miss Elizabeth Robins, author of The Open Question was in the chair, and amongst the guests were Lady Aberdeen and her daughter, "Lucas Ilalet," and Mits Mary Kingsley. KILLED IN A PIT.—OA Sunday evening, William Parry, engiueman, was descending a pit at Treherbert, when he fell from the cage and was killed.
DOES N6T CORRODE THE SKIN an, KEEPS, IT SMOOTH | S9AP (forSensitive Skins) Tabfct0** (for Itching, Burning, Rash) I/ll, 1/9 (for Itching, Burning, Rash) lIlt, 1/9 ¡ POWDER (lor Redness, Roughness, &c.)I! 1/9 J Church Notices USK, MONKSWOOD, GWEHELOG, & GLASCOED- Week commencing June 25th 1899. Fourth Sunday after Trinity. USK.— Celebration of Holy Communion 8.30 a. ra, Matins 11 a.m Sunday School 2-30 pm, Bible Class 3 45 pm, Evensong 6.30 p.m. GLASCO ED-Celebration Holy Comrrunion 9.45 a.m. Evensong 6 p.m. GWEHELOG— Evensong 6.30 p..m MONKSWOOD—Evensong 3 p.m. DAILY SERVICES. Matins.8 a.m Evensong 7.30 p.m WEDNESDAY. Sunday School Treat 4 p.m THURSDAY. S. Peter Apostle and Martyr Celebration of Holy Communion 8.30 Service in Mission Room 8 p.m. Male Sunday School .Teachers' Meeting 9 p.m. FRIDAY. Female Sunday School Teachers' Meeting 7 p.m Choir Practice 8 p.m c: Cyclists, Light Up! Sun., June 25, at 9.19 Thurs., June 29, 9.19 Mon., 26, 9.19 Friday, „ 30, 9.18 Tues, 27, 9.19 Sat., July 1, 9.18 Wed. 28, 9.i9 (One hr. aft. S'set.) Temperature, Wind, & Rainfall AT USK TEMPERATURE. DATE. MAX. MIN. MEAN WIND. RAIN. Friday June 16 77 50 63.5 0.00 Saturday 17 81 54 67.5 0.00- Sunday 18 68 42 55.0 0.26 Monday 19 64 54 59.0 0.35 Tuesday 20 68 56 62.0 0.24 Wed. 21 68 46 57.0 O-OG Thurs., 22 72 67 64-5 0.01 Total, 0.8ff Readings taken at 10 a.m. and recorded for previous, day. Twyn House, Usk Hunting Appointments. MR. ()LY'.s SUBSCRIPTION OTTER HOUNDS Will Meet next Week (water permitting) Monday Peterstono Station 8.15 am Thursday Usk Bridge 8.30 a.m.. '4th Yol. Batt. South Wales Borderers; G. (Usk) Company. Order? (1' Week commencing June 25th, 1899. bergeallt: F. H. Davies. Corporal. H. Groves. Eugler F. E. Watkins. Monday, Company Drill at 7.30 p.m. Wednesday, Class Firing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Squad and Reoruits' Drill at 7.30. p.m. Friday, Class Firing at 6 p.m. Saturday, Half-Battalion Drill; hour of Parade will be notiifed in oiders. I.-Thc.ra will be a Half-Battalion Drill on Saturday, 1st July, at Trostrey the time of Parade- for the Company will appear in orders later. 2,- The under-mentioned men have been struck off the strength of the Company for inefficiency :— No. 3«02, Private R.W. Mayberry; 3402, Private W. Powell; 3781, Private W.'Brown; 4109, Private J. Bowditch. By Order, A. W. WHITE. Captain, Com. G Company ■ c:=:=:- Printed and Published for "THE COUNTY OBSEEVHR NEWSPAPER and PRINTING COMPANY, Limited, by JAMES HENRY CLARK, at their Offices, Bridge Street, Usk, in the County of Monmouth, Saturday, June 24tb, 1899.
Monmouthshire Quarter Sessions. I The Midsummer Quarter Sessions of the Peace of the County of Monmouth, will commence at the Sessions House, Usk, on Wednesday morning next. For official trains see advertisement. There are at present nine prisoners for trial, viz :— Arthur Jenkins. on bail, charged with breaking and entering the dwelliug-house of William Hobbs, at Raglan, on the 17th April, and stealing £ 2 10s. Charles Jones, on bail. charged with endeavour- ing to comuel John Baylis to abstain from working for Dyson Parfitt, Newport a plasterer, and persistently following him from place to place. Joseph Harvey, on bail. charged with indecently assaulting Florence Mabel Penhorwood, at Usk, on the 23rd April. George Brown and Robert Green, on bail, charged with breaking and entering the shop of Zephaniah. William, and Thomas Jones, at Abergavenny on the 29th April, and stealing lOlbs of pork and 71 bs of mutton. Florence Lewis, on bail, charged with obtaining by false pretences, on the 16th May, one suit of clothes, value 27s the property of Donald Cornwk with intp"t to defraud. Cornelius Denning (or Deneen)) on bail,cbarged with unlawfully stabbing, cutting, and wounding I his wife, Aunip Deuning (or Deneen), on the 23rd May. at Newport. Jam< 3 Prosser, on bail, charged with obtaining by false pretences, at Abe-cam, on the 17 October last. from the New Era Assurance Company, 8s. with intent to defraud. Also with obtaining from the same company, on the 10th January la;:t, by false pretences, £3 12s., with intent to defraud. Joseph Lewis, on bail, charged with maliciously inflicting grievous bodilv harm upon George Cox, at Abersychan, at the 22nd May last.
The Gleaner. I LET HIMSELF OUT.-A good story is told of Luigi Lablache, the singer, who was a giant in size. He was very generous and a lover of jokes. At one time he was staying in Paris at the same hotel ( with Tom Thumb. An English tourist, who had been making strenuous efforts to meet the latter, one day burst into the great basso's apartment. Seeing the giant before him, he hesitated and apolo- gized. I was looking," he said, for Tom Thumb." "I am he," answered Lablache in hi. deepest tones. The Englishman was taken aback. He must have been a trusting soul. "But," said he, "you were very tiny when I saw you yesterday." "Yes," said Lablache; "that is how I have to appear, but when I get home to my own rooms I let myself out and enjoy myself," Then he proceeded to entertain his guest. A PROFESSIONAL CYCLIST DIVORCED.—In the Divorce Division on Monday (before Mr. Justice Bucknill), Mrs. Fanny Michael, of Aberdare, sued for a divorce from her husband, Mr. James Michael, a professional cyclist, on the ground of desertion and adultery. The suit was undefended. Mr. Pritchard, who appeared for the petitioner, stated that the parties were married on the 13th of March, 1896, at the Registry Office, Cardiff. It was a secret marriage, and, no doubt the respondent married petitioner for her money, for her father, who had died intestate, left CIO,OOO, of which she would be entitled to one-third. At the time the parties thought that the petitioner would come into possession of her monyy when she was eighteen years of age. They lived a few days in London together, and then the wife went to Wales, while her husband went to Paris to fulfil an engagement as a professional bicyclist. He came back in Ang., 1886, and the wife saw him in London. She then told him she could not have her money until she was 21 years of asfe. He went away to America and returned in 1897, and then, and at a later date in 1898, he declined to live with his wife. Adultery would be proved with a woman which the respon- dent met in Cardiff, and another woman in London. —The Judge granted petitioner a decree nisi for the dissolution of the marriage. WILLIAM HANCOCK AND CO. (LIMITED).—At a meeting of the directors of William Hancock and Co. (Limited), held on Tuesday morning, it was unanimously resolved, subject to audit, to recommend that a dividend for the half-year ending 31st of May, 1899, be declared on the preferred ordinary shares at the rate of six per cent. per annum, and on the deferred ordinary shares at the rate of eight per cent. per annum, and to carry forward a balance of £ 1,280 19s. 2d. This dividend makes, with the interim distribution, fijd per cent. for the year on the deferred ordinary shares, as against nine per cent. for the previous year. The difference is due to the loss of trade caused by the strike. SUPERIOR EXPERIENCE.—The Globe gives the following: Tiae imaginary invalid who fancies be has had all the diseases in the books or, at least all the interesting ones, is not often an amusing person to a physician, but now and then a valetudinarian of this sort affords the faculty a good deal of diversion. A man of 60, who had been a grumbler all his life and had long made a practice of changing his doctors on the slightest provoca- tion not long ago called in a young physician who bad gained a considerable reputation. He was telling this doctor what he thought was the trouble with him, when the doctor ventured to disagree with his diagnosis. "I beg your pardon," said the patient in a haughty way. "It isn't for a young physician like you to disagree with an old and experienced invalid like me And he went out to seek another physician."
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SEVERN AND WYE RAILWAY. DOWN TRAINS A.l\-I. PM. P.M. P.M. PllI Monmouth (Troy)..dep.. 9 01240 4 5.6 0) —• Redbrook ;9 61246 4 11!6 6'! — Bigsweir 19 14 1254 4 19'6 141 Tintern 9 22:1 2 4 28)6 24)750 Tidenham 9 30:1 10 4 36 6 32)758 Chepstow arr..)9 37 1 17 4 43j6 39:8 5 Severn Tunnel Junction.9 55 1 3315 0 6 55 823 Newport 1046)2 48 5 34 7 16,9 1 Cardiff ;11 7.3 106 07 S8930 Severn Tunnel June, dep.) 10 3 2 15 0 5 7 7:849 Bristol (Temple Meads) arr i050 3 2 6 56 7 48940 London arr.2 47.6 3010 01140)4 0 UP TRAINS London dep..(12 0 5 30 1045:1 20:3 7| Bristol (Temple Meads) dep.. j6 0 9 45 I 40 5 15^10 Severn Tunnel Junction arr.. '6 43 1026 2 28;6 0:750 Cardiff dep.. i6 10 10 5 1 30:5 25)618 Newport )6 31 1025 1 57|5 45(644 Severn Tunnel Junction |6 59 1055 2 35 6 17;7i0 Chenstow )7 1H 1111 2 52 6 35 626 Tintern ;7 29 1127 3 8 6 51;740 Bi„sWeir 7 ? £ 1134:3 15 6 58i — Redbrook 7 4d 1141)3 22 7 5| Monmouth (Troy arr.. 7 50 1148)3 29 7 12 —