Our representative for Pembroke Dock and district is Mr. P. F. Smith, 4, Victoria Road, Pembroke Dock, to whom notices of coming events, items of news, or advertisments should be sent.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. The old saying that it never rains but it pours has recently been exempiified. For the past six months we have heard very little of politics in Pembroke Dock—and we got on very well too—then last week our mem- ber with the member for Southampton ad- dressed a meeting. The next evening Mr. John Jenkins, M.P., for Chatham, was speak- ing in the- same hall, and on Friday evening this week those who desire it can listen to Mr. John WaxQ, M.P. for Stoke, another Labour member with a great reputation. Thus in ten days we shall have heard more politi- cal speeches than were crammed in the pre- vious twelve months. X X X But even this flood of eloquence will not raise a great deal of interest in the county council elections round here. Neither party seem to be in a very aggressive mood, and Pembroke Dock people are not very easily stirred. As I have said before it takes a lot to make them enthusiastic about anything. XXX Of course both Mr. Owen Philipps and Mr. John Jenkins had a gerat deal to say about the dockyard, and it seems that both claim the credit of being responsible for the recent rise in wages given in the dockyard. Well, whoever is responsible, the main thing is, that the men have had it. And though very little was said about it on Thursday, most people re- member those discharges last year. It was most gratifying to hear our member state that there would be no dischargee in the coining financial year, and that: work would be found for all, but we should like to hear what is to happen after that. The. ne vs that Pembroke dockyard had been given a big ship would make our minds easy, but it is cheering i.o hear Mr. Philipps declare his intention of agitating for a graving dock, and the exten- sion of the present slips to a size capable of building a Dreadnought. x x x Mr. John Jenkin's speech will appeal to the feelings of nearly every resident ;n the Borough. The number for Chatham spoke out plainly, and denounced as iniquitous, the sy- stem of giving Government work to private contractors and then discharging men from the Government dockyard, and crippling towns built up under the cegis of the admiralty. Mr. Jenkins declared his belief in the' nationali- sation of ship-building, and declared that the thirty members of the labour party were solid on the matter, and would never be. satisfiel uutil the royal dtockyaTds were in full swing again. He also declared that he should not be satisfied until Pembroke Dockyard had been given a big ship. x x x ? here was not anything of very grave im poi nance done at Tuesday's meeting of the Town Council. Perhaps the most important matter was the communication received from the clerk to the main roads committee with reference to the complaint made by Sir Thomas Meyrick to a wall on his property at Bush Hill. Many of the councillors were rat-heir surprised at the tone of the letter, for it sounded more like a communication ixom Sir Thomas's so- licitor than that of the clerk to a public body. It practically said "You had better pay up sharp, for Sir Thomas has said he will put the matter in the hands of his solicitor, Sir George Lewis." The possibility of Siir Thomas being unable to substantiate his claim, did not apparently occur to Mr. Eaton Evans. It is to be hoped an amicable settlement will be arrived at. x x x What a difference there is in the procedure when Sir Tiioina" Meyrick wants the council to do a thing, and when the Town Council want Sir Thomas to carry out some of their bye-laws. When the former is the case, threats of legal action axe soon in the air. When the Corporation ask Six Thomas to put a proper drain in Albany Street, what a difference there is. Sub committees are appointed, and the surveyor humbly interviews the agent for the Bush estate, and reports, that the latter *'agree-0 with him in principal." That was months ago. Since then there has been lots of talk, and though the condition of the houses in the street has been denounced by the officials, things remain as they were. I suppose in due time the matter will simply chop, and all that will be accomplished will be -niL xxx I am glad to now that the corporation have now decided to become! subscribers to the telephone, and have reversed their decision of a few months ago. But then as I pointed out, November 1st was in sight and everybody was feeling most economical. As Ald. Allen point- ed out the corporation will get good value for their money, and there is not the slightest doubt that the establishment of telephone ex- changes at Pembroke Dock and Pembroke will be an immense convenience to all comraexcial men. THE PILOT. TO OLR READERS. We regret that, owing to changes 111 the mechanical staff, our issues have been delayed during three successive weeks. Matters are new in full workJng order, and we hope that henceforth the County Guardian will be on sale in every part of '.he county at the n,ual time. SOIREE. A most successful soiree was- held on Mon- day evening at the ballroom of the Pembroke Assembly Rooms, and was largely attended. THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. Special services were held at the Meyrick Street Congregational Church, on Sunday, when the preacher was the Rev. R. Bond Thomas, A.T.S., and collections were taken on behalf of the Renovation Fund. BACHELOR'S TEA. On Wednesday evening the bachelors of St. Patrick's, Pennar, gave a most successful tea and entertainment in the schoolroom, the pro- ceeds being in aid of the Sunday school funds. Some 200 persons were present at the tea, and the arrangements wer made entirely by a com- mittee of unmarried gentlemen. SOLDIERS' SMOKER. A very successful smoking concert was held in the Royal Garrison Artillery Sergeants' Mess at Defensible Barracks on Tuesday evening to bid farewell to C.I.M.S. Thompson, Sergeants Dooley, and Walling on their proceeding abroad. A SUCCESS. In the list of candidates successful in last Excise examination (December, 1906), just published, appeals the name of Mr. F. C. Lloyd, 30, Gwyther Street North, Pembroke Dock. Mr. Lloyd is 88th out of 1,300 competi- tors, and the only one to pass from a Welsh centre. He is a pupil of Mr. Downie, Pem- broke, who has coached the only successful Welsh candidates in the last two examinations. THE PEMBROKE ASSAULT CASE. James White, the ex-soldier charged with criminally assounl-ting Nina Thomas, age 13, at Pembroke, on January 22nd, was again brought up in custody on Friday. Mr. Gilbert- on who represented the crown, in applying for a remand said that the girl was so ill that it was thought they would have to take her dying depositions. Dr. W. R. E. Williams was called, and said that it would be dangerous to bring the girl to court at present. The ac- cused was remanded again until Friday. f On Tuesday a pleasing little ceremony took place aI. Xeyland Great Western Railway Station, when Mr. J. P. Griffith, booking clerk, was presented with a handsome silver cigarette holder by the. station staff upon his removal to Pantyf j mv >n. At- the Banruptcy com i, 011 Friday, Frank John Palmer, 2, Cressweil Buildings, hair- dresser and tobacconist, came up for exami- nation. Debtor, aged 34, attributed his failure to want of capital, falling off of trade owing to recent discharges from the dockyard, and to pressure by a creditor. Mr. F. S. Read appeared for the debtor, and the examination was closed. Last week several of the oldest inhabitants of the town passe-d away within a few hours of each other. These included Mr. John Obray, of Gwyther-street., who was probably the oldest pensioner on the books of the Royal yard, and was in his ninetieth year; Mr. V, illiam Norris, who was in his eighty-seventh year; and Mrs. E. Thomas, aged eighty-four, Mr. John Good- ridge, aged eighty-seven, and Mrs, Rosannah Langford, aged sixty-eight. THE DEBATING SOCIETY. There was a large attendance of members on Monday evening when the question dis enssed was the nationalisation or railway. Mr Melhuish opend the debate and laid down on a strong basis of figuies the case that is made out against the present system of owner- ship. He contended that railways were prac- tically a monopoly and as- such should le owned by the state. He also referred to what he considered inadequate pay of railway ser- vants. the proposed change to state owner- ship would be advantageous to the National Exchequer and to the. public, and on this point he gave some interesting figure3 with regard to the working of the state railway in the colonies and India. Mr. W. H. Thomas defended the present system, and mentioned that the state railways on the continent were managed and controlled for military purposes. A vote was taken, and the balance of opinion was found to be in favour of the nationalisation of rail- w ays. MASONIC BALL. The ball annually organised by the Loyal Welsh Lodge, No. 378 of Freemasons, was held at the. Temperance Hall, on W edIle day week. The following were present:—Miss Beer, Mrs. T. Brown and Misses Brown 2), Mrs. Brennan, Mrs. Bone, Mrs. D. Bryant, Mrs. W. Canton, Mrs. Cunningham, Mrs. Colquohaun F. Davies, Miss A. Protthero Davies, Mrs. Dunmill, Mrs. F. Davies, junior, Misses Davies (2), (Pembroke), Mrs. T Davies, Miss Davies. Miss Earner, Mrs. J. Evans, Misses Fisher (2), (Stacpole), Mrs. Wise, Mrs. Farley (Ten by) Mrs. J Gibby, Miss Griffiths (Pembroke), Miss Dora Griffiths, Miss Grono, Miss M. Hancork, Miss Hooks (Pembroke), Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Humphries, Mrs. Holt, Misses Holt (2), Mrs. Hale, Miss Husband, Mrs. James, Miss James, Miss G. James, Miss A. James, Mrs. C. Joseph, Aliss Jones, Miss Kenniford. Mrs I.-ii,r. Miss B. Lloyd, Miss Macintosh, Mrs. MacCommou, Miss Morgan, Miss Owen (Pembroke), Mrs. H. M. Powell, Miss E Phillips, Mrs. W. Phil- lips, Miss A. ollings, Mrs. F. Rogers, Miss R. Roch, Mrs. J. Roch, Mrs. Rodney, Mrs. Tuc ker, Miss Tillett, Mrs. Truscott, Miss Truscott, Mrs J. E Thomas, Mrs Vittle, Mr. Worster (Lamphev), Miss B. Williams, Mrs. West, Miss M. Williams, and Mrs. White. Messrs. W. G. Beer, T. Brown, W. Bowling, D. Bryant, C. Bunsell, W. Canton, G. Cunningham, A. Col- quohaun, F. Davies, R. Davies, H. Dunma.U, C. Ward Daries (Pembroke), G. P. Davies> F Davies, junior, G. Davies, A. Deane, E. G. Elford, S. Frise, R. Farley (Tenby), L. J. Griffiths, J. Gibby, H. Hinchliffe, E. J. Hill, J. Humphries, Holt, W. James, D. G. James, J. E. Lewis, J. Luter, E. Lewis, F. W. Merri- man, J. MacCammon, T. Morgan. H. Owen (Pembroke), T. Owen, A. Owen, H. M Powell, W. G. Powell, F. Prior, W. Phillips, F. W. Reynish, W. G. Rees, A. Rees, F. Rogers, G. Roch, J. Roch, F. Russan, H. Sloggett, P. F. Smith, F. W. Tucker, H. G. Truscott, A. J. Trevena, J. E. Thomas, P. W. Thomas, W. Thomas, R. Williams, T. D. Williams-, W. S. Wynne, W. J. West, A. Willing, and C. Young.
PEMRROKE BOROUGH SESSIONS. Monday, February 11, before the Mayor (Mr. J. Lawrence), Captain Troughton, Alderman A. McColl, Messrs. J. Jones, F. P. Tombs, and A. F. Beddoe. LICENSING SESSIONS. Superintendent Evans reported that during the year no charge hal been prefer-ed against the innkeepers in the borough by the police. The Mayor said that on that ground they had decided to grant the whole of the applications, except those that have shooting ranges on the premises. These cases would be adjourned for ] a month for purposes of inspection. STRAYING CATTLE. ] William Hughes, of Brockfield, was sum- 1 moned for allowing four cows und a man* to j stray at Kingston Hill on Febr.,itry,5. He was j fined 3d. for each animal and 4s. 6d\ costs. < SERIOUS CHAHGFS DUMISr HT* « William Stephens, of BufferLand-terrace, j Pembroke Dock, was charged with indecent ( conduct on Bush Hill, Pembrok3, os February t 5, with intent to insult Violet Lilian. Williams, of Dark-lare, Pembaoke, and a second charge of similar conduct with regard to Kate Mathias on February 6. Mr. F. S. Reed defended, and 1 pleaded not guilty. After hearing the evidence of the girls both t charges weie dismissed 1 t
PEMBROKE TOWN i COUNCIL. e A meeting of the Pembroke lown Council was held on Tuesday afternoon. at the Corona tion School, Penibroke Dock, when there were present the Mayor (Councillor J. Lawrence), Aldermen A. McColl, S. J. Allen, and W. Jones, and Councillors T. Davies, C. Young, W. Smith, F. P. Tombs, J. Lewis, W. M. Griffiths, W. Phillips, B. Hancock, and J. Morgan. CONDOLENCE. The Mayor proposed that a letter of C(,1). dolence be sent to Mr. Benjamin Hanoock on his bereavement. Mr. F. Griffiths heconded, and the resolution was carried in silence. THE DOCKYARD DIS^HAR^ES COMMITTEE This Committee reported that they had held two meetings. At the first Mr. Owen Philipps, M.P., was present, and he advised ihim to tike no further steps at present. At the second meeting the question of the altBntion of the hour of pay in Pembroke Dockyard from even- ing to noon wa3 discussed, and it was decided that the clerk should be instructed to draw up a statement. This hid been since forwarded to the borough member. HR THOMAS MEYRICK AND THE COUNCIL. A letter was read from Mr. W. G. Eiton Evans, The clerk of the Main Roads Committee, stating that Sir Thomas Meyrick had com- plained that the water had undamined the foundation tf the wall on his property near the entrance to Bush House. The letter also stated that Sir Thomas Meyrick had stated his intention of placing the matter in the hands of his solicitor, Sir George Lewis. A somewhat heated discussion ensued, which the Press were asked1 not to report fully. A proposition was made by one member that the letter be laid on the table, but eventually it was decided to refer the matter to the Pater Highways Committee. A SOMERSAULT. Some time ago when a letter was read from the Postmaster General inviting the council to become subscribers, the council after some debate decided that they could not afford to spend L4 10s. in having the municipal office at Pembroke Dock and the town clerk's office at Pembroke connected by the telephone. Another letter was now read from the Post- master General on the matter, and it was agreed to become subscribers. I
LORD G III MTT-I OFTPE'S WILL. The corapLcatod will of the late Lord Grim- thorps, who died leaving an estate .aiucd at £ 2,000,000, cio. c on 200 testamentary docu- ments. NvLs be I' .ro the Probate Court, on Monday. Hi; d-eeeasad jjcer waij known as chief partner of B.x-kctfs Bank, Leeds, had ooen the leader of the Pari:ameatary Bar, and was an enthusiast on the subject of clocks and bells, it being chiefly owing to him that the clock in the tower of the Houses of Parliament was de- signed arId. erected. The plaintiff in the probate action arising out of his estate was Mr. Francis Blake Lascelks Beale, solicitor, of St. Albans, and the defendants were the present Lord Grim- thorpe, Mr. Edmund Backett Faber, and Mr. Alfred James Bethell. There were quite a number of relati cs cited, who were represented by a large array of counsel. Mr. Barnard tated that the number of testa- mentary papers ..hich had to be perused and arranged was K. in all. Mr. Beale, the testator's solicitor, had gene !nr: u^h thega papers most carefully, ahd ne took out- what papers he thought were entiled to probate, and then cited everybody who was invested under those docu- ments. Eventually he parties agreed upon a deed that the will and J5 codicils- should be pro- pounced for. By c-.Uiug about seven witnessea it would be possibL to prove all these docu- ments, though there 1, as a doubt about the dates of some of them. That, however, in view of the deed, was probably immaterial. Sir Gorell Barnes, after hearing the evidence of Mr. Beale, who stated that the estate was approximately £ 2,000,000, and other witnesses, granted pro- bate in solemn form of the 26 documents.
VILLAGE SHOOTING OUTRAGE. The little Devonshire village of Blech Tor. rington, some 14 miles from Okehampton, has been the scene of an inexplicable shooting out- rage. On Sunday evening, as two young women named Alice Ivy and Maud Slade were return- ing from chapel, they were shot at and seriously injured by man who at once made off. Learn- ing of the outrage about ten o'clock, the village constable, Police-constable Kite, cycled some three miles to Ley Farm, where a young man named Robert Payne Lamble resided with his grandfather, Edwin Lamble. The place was in arkness when the constable knocked at the door, but the grandfather opened a bedroom window and asked what was the matter. The officer said he wished to speak to him, and a few minutes later the door was opened and he was invited inside. Almost immediately he saw the muzzle of a gun about two feet away pointed at him. He knocked the gun aside, just as it was discharged, and a bullet crashed through a plaster wall three inches from his head. On looking around Kite saw someone moving in the semi-darkness near the kitchen table, and a hand, in which something glistened, raised as if to strike. It was young Lamble. T he constable closed with him, threw him to the floor, and found that he had a spiked hammer in his hand. At that moment others, who had been watching various entrances, entered the house, and Lamble said, "I am finished, I'll give in. What have I done?" The cbnstable told him that he was suspected of shooting the two young women, and Lamble, it is alleged, replied, "I hope I haven't hurt them much." He was taken to Holsworthy Police- station, and on Monday was brought before the magistrates, charged with shooting at Police- constable Kite with intent to murder him. He was remanded in custody.
FIRE FATALITIES. A fatal fire broke out about three o'clock on Sunday morning in a tenement house in Thorold- street, Bethnal-green. The alarm was raised by the inmates of the lower floors, who just managed to escape. On the top floor were a family named Free, husband, wtfe, and two young children. Mr. Free seized his little boy and rushed downstairs into the street. He at once returned to try to save his daughter, but the stairs were now im- passable. He was badly burned, and is in the hospital. When the fire was extinguished the bodies of Mrs. Free and her child were found near the window of their room. A child named Martha Coates has been burned to death at 17, Koan-streefc, Greenwich, and a child named Emily Winstone has been burned to death at Gastigny-place, St. Luke's. At a fire at a bicycle and gramophone shop in Commercial road, Newport, Monmouthshire, about one o'clock on Sunday morning, two men, a woman and child were suffocated. The four victims were David John Pomroy, his wife and their b"lJy, and Henry Johnson, billiard marker.
PRINCESS AND COOK. Princess Toussoun, of Kent-terrace, Regent's- park, appeared before Mr. Plowden at the Marylebone Police-court, to answer a summons charging her with having assaulted Cecilia Jacobson, her late cook. The cook's case, presented by Mr. Leycester, was that on January 26 some dispute arose about a dog, and the Princess accused her of stealing it. Two days later the Princess went to the kitchen in a very exoited state, used most violent language, called the cook a thief and other terms of that sort, and told her that clie would have to go that day. The cook replied that she was not going without her wages in lieu of notice, whereupon her mistress struck her several times with the fist on the arms. In cross-examination the complainant said she could not recollect all that happened be- cause the Princess swore so. On the evening of the day that she left she returned to the house, and after a friendly conversation with the Prin- cess she agreed to stay on until the end of the month. A parlourmaid lately in the Princess's ser- vice said on the occasion of the assault she heard the complainant screaming and calling to her to go for the police, but she was too frightened to do so. The Princess was pushing her and saying: "You shall go out of my house this night." When they went to bed that night the witness noticed that the complainant's left arm was bleeding. Princess Toussoun gave evidence on her o\ra behalf, and said with regard to the kitchen inci- dent that after she spoke to Jacobson the latter became very irritable. In the end she (the Princess) took her by the right shoulder with one hand and put her other hand in the middle of the complainant's back in order to have Aplenty of force" to push her out of the room. It was entirely untrue that she struck or kicked her. Mr. Plowden said he was compelled to come to the conclusion that an assault had been com- mitted. He was not prepared to deny the con- tention of the Princess's counsel that she" as justified in using force under the circumstances, but it was a pity when any mistress in the exercise of her prerogative permitted herself to lay hands upon her servant. He fine the Princess 10s.. with t.wo gniTJpp-" ,ot.
-Abarrtages-E)eatbs. BIRTHS. February 11, at Llanwnwr, Goodwick, the wife of Mr. W. R. Thomas, of a daughter-still born. February 1, at Hampton House, Trevine, the wife of Mr. J. W. Evans, master tailor, of a daughter February 8, at Iochvine-, near Salva, the wife of Mr. Stephen Richards, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. February 9, at the William Pantycelyn Memorial Chapel, Llandovery, by the Rev. T. E. Thomas, William Edward Lees, of Snailton, Dale, Pembrokeshire, to Elsie Margaretta Thomas, second daughter of Alderman D. Saunders Thomas, cf Llandovery. February 7, at the Tabernacle Chapel, Haver- fordwest, by the Rev. Nicholson Jones, Mr. Peter Williams, of Bargoed (Glam.), to Miss Edith Davies, Tynywydd, Gwryg, Letterston. February 5, at Walton West Church (by special license), by the Rev. R. Walker, vicar, Mr. J. B. Prickett, electrical engineer, Burry Port, to Miss Katie Jones, "Barvals," Broad Haven. February 5, at the Registrar's Office, Haver- fordwest, Mr. John Bowen, Trevadog, to Miss Martha Price, Treliwid. February 7, at Hill Park Baptist Chapel, Haverfordwest, by the Rev. J. Williams, pastor of Camrose Baptist Chapel, Mr. William Thomas, of Tho Kilns, c.amrose. to Miss Edith Thomas, of Knock Farm, Camrose. DEATHS. February 8, at Caerfarchell, near Solva, Nancy, widow of the late Mr. William Richards, aged 82 years. February 8, at Pond Villa, Leweston, Rose Anna, relict of the late, Mr. John Griffiths, aged 78 years. Deeply regretted. February 8, at Merlin's Bridge, Haverford- west, Miss Florrie Davies, of the Merlin's Bridge Bakery, aged 30 years. February 4, at the Llewellyn's Cottages, (lynderwen, Msria, wife of Mr. Morris Edwards, aged 70 years. February 6, at Grondire Cottage, Clynderwen, Howel Cradoc James, the infant son of Mr. William James, aged 16 months.
VOTES FOR WOMEN. 0- The demonstration made on Saturday in sup- port of the enfranchiseruont cf'women was tHe most- important erlor yet made to impress upon the public and Parliament the electoral dis- abilities of women. Nothiug daunted by the lain and mud, the women a.^emb.ed in "Hyde Park at two o'clock. They were divided into four sections. First came the members of the National Women's Federation, then the Society 01 Women Suffragettes, followed by the Wtmen's Liberal Federation and the British Women's Icmpcrance Association. In the foremost row was Lady Strachev, while not far behind her inarched tlie two daughters of Lady Carlisle, carrying standards. On foot or iu carriages there were also Lady Frances Balfour, Mrs. Fawcett, Lady Cecilia Roberts, Lady Dorothy Howard, Lady Carlisle hersolf, and Lady Ennly Luytens. Acc-ompanv- i: their leaders were "tiicus..nds of all Ci&sses of Women. Arrived at Trafalgar-square, thfi second half of the procession remained there and lieid a meeting at the base of Nelson's Column. Mean- time, the first part had passed on to Exeter Hall, which was quickly tilled to overflowing. Mr. McLaren. M.P., was in the chair. Tne following resolution was proposed by Mrs. Bon- wick, who represented 110,000 women, mem- bers of the British Women's Temperance Asso- ciation: That this meeting calls upon Par- liament and the Government to pass a measure dealing with Women's Suffrage during the coming Session." Mrs. Eva McLaren supported the cause on behalf of women Liberals. Women Liberals, she said, were impelled to-day to sacrifice the direct work of their party and to work for ..omen's suffrage. Mr. Zangwill followed. How dare those op- posed to women's suffrage, he asked, defend their monstrous proposition that one-half of the human race should have no votes? The opposi- tion maintained that in politics one man and one woman were one, and man was that one. It was the idea of savages, and savages were notoriously bad at arithmetic. In the Colenso of civilisation one and one made two. Woman was a spearate personality, a soul and a tax- payer. If there was one subject—one among others—on which she had a right to speak, surely it was education. People were talking about abolishing the House of Lords. The same masculine prejudices prevailed there as in the House of Commons, in an even crustier form. Let the House of Lords be replaced by a House of Ladies. Thev would find the femi- nine touch would not jar the political machinery as did masculine efforts, which ended in show- ing the country how not to do it." An amendment to the following effect was proposed by Miss Kough: That this meeting, recognising that the time is ripe for granting full rights of citizenship to women, expresses its conviction that the only satisfactory settle- ment of this question is the extension of the franchise to all women and men by the abolition of the existing franchise and the substitution of universal suffrage." Having been seconded by Mr. MacPherson, who represented the Women Shop-workers' Association, the resolu- tion was greeted with hisses, and when put was howled down. Mr. Keir Hardie, who was the last to speak, said he was there to show that he had not turned his back on the women. If their cause Was advanced to-day, they had tb thank the militant tactics of the fighting brigade. The only question that was being raised was: Is a woman to be entitled to vote on the same terms as a man? If they got manhood suffrage, as he hoped they would, that would then mean womanhood suffrage. But the principle of elec- toral equality must be admitted first; else, when men got manhood suffrage, women might be left with something less.
110,000 BURGLARY. Some time between midnight on Friday and daybreak on Saturday No. 3, Bancroft-road, Mile-end-road, was entered by burglars, and a safe rifled of bank notes and securities repre- senting some Y-10,000, the property of Mr. Hyman Myers, a retired cloth merchant and commission agent, who resides there with his married daughter, who keeps house for him. All the inmates of the house retired on Friday before midnight. On Saturday morning, when the servant came downstairs, she found her master's safe in the kitchen. The back had been taken off and it was empty. When the police arrived it was found that the burglars had entered the house through a barred window in the back area. One of the bars had been pulled out of its socket, and two others bent so that a man could pass through. Their booty secured, the burglars left the house by the way they had entered. Not a sound was heard during the night by any of the inmates of the house. Mr. Myers believes that he must have been drugged, but his daughter does not think this probable, as he is a heavy sleeper. The stolen property includes the following securities: New South Wales Government Bonds, about L2,000 Portsmouth Corporation Bonds, about £ 2,000; Bank of Australia Bonds, £ 800; Bournemouth Corpora- tion Bonds, £ 700 Consols, £ 600 Bank of New South Wales Bonds, £ 500; Hanley Corporation Bonds, £ 500; Hong Kong and Shanghai cou- pons, £ 300. Three Bank of England £ 100 notes were also taken.
THE LEWIS CASE. There was another startling development in what is known as the Lewis case, when Millie Marsh, the young servant girl who is charged 011 her own confusion with having committed perjury at Lewie's trial at the Middlesex Sessions, again appeared in the dock at the Westminster Police-court. After Lewis' con- viction Marsh confessed that she had committed perjury, and stated that Lewis was not guilty. Then she made another statement, which tended to discount the value of the first, and after- wards promised to make a third. Mr. Charles Mathews, for the Director of Public Prosecutions, said he had to ask for a further remand. In the course of the morning, he continued, a statement of considerable im- portance made by Brady had reached the autho- rities. "In that statement," he said, "facts are disclosed which bear on the guilt or innocence of the woman before you, and at the same time bear very considerably upon the case of Lewis. Inquiries into the statements made are, there- fore, imperatively necessary." Brady is at present under remand for being concerned in alleged cheque forgeries. After Mr. Mathews' statement Marsh handed to the magistrate a long blue envelope. Mr. Curtis Bennett said that the statement must be thoroughly investigated, and tha all he facts must be placed before the Attorney-General- He agreed with Mr. Mathews as to the impor- tance of an adjorunment, and Marsh was accord- ingly again remanded. RELEASED "WITHOUT PREJUDICE." The young man George Lewis was on Monday night released from Pentonville prison by order of the Home Secretary. The official announce- ment is as follows :The Home Secretary has given dirscfckms for Lewis's release.- This release is without prejudice to the proceedings now pending against Brady and Marsh, or to any further proceedings which may result from investigations now being made into the state- ments of those prisoners." It was about seven o'clock when the order authorising the release of Lewis reached the prison. Half an hour later a warder entered the young man's cell, and found Lewis in bed. The warder told him to get up and dress. Lewis was puzzled. He thought ho was required to c&rry out some task, and so he asked, "Won't the morning do?" But the warder offered him no explanation. He merely told him to be quick and put on his clothes. Wondering what this order meant, the young man dressed hurriedly. The warder then took Lewis before the governor, who showed him the Home Office order for hits release, and he was accordingly discharged. Lewis, on leaving the prison, went first to the house of a relative, not wishing to agitate his mother by an unannounced appearance. Mean- while people began to call upon Mrs. Lewis with the news of her son's release, and ere long the young man himself drove up in a cab. There was naturally an affecting interview betweej. Mrs. Lewis and her son, the mother expressing her delight at his release.
MISS BILLINGTON MARRIED. Miss Teresa Billington, the suffragist, is to be known henceforth as Mrs. Billington Greig. She was married In the semi-privacy of a Sheriff's room at Glasgow, to Mr. Fred Greig, manager to Messrs. Burroughes and Watts, billiard-table makers, Glasgow. Mr. Greig is stated to be a man of pronounced political opinions. The witnesses were Mrs. Pearce, the widow of a well-known wine merchant, and Mr. Greig's brother. The honeymoon, it is under- stood, will be spent in the vicinity of London, and Mr. and Mrs. Greig will take up their resi- dence at Lenzie, about ten miles from Glasgow. Interviewed after the ceremony, Mrs. Billing- ton Greig stated that while she would not define any particular course of action, in the mean- time she did not propose dissociating herself from the suffragist movement.
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SHIPPING DISASTER. In heavy weather the American steamer Larchmont, carrying between 150 and 200 pas- sengers, sank at midnight on Monday in Block Island Sound, as the result of a collision with the schooner Harry Knowleton. It is stated that only 19 of the passengere and the crew lurvived the disaster. Of these saved eight were passengers, six being men and two women. The rest were members of the crew, among m being the captain. The Larchmont sailed from Providence for New York on Monday night. She collided with the Harry Knowleton off Quollocholltaug at midnight. The schooner's bow was cut c!ea>i If by the force of the impact. The Larchmont was eo badly damaged that she ran for Block Island, but sank before she could be beached. Some of the passengers, failing in attv "ts to launch the lifeboats, were frozen on th-j d < k of the foundering steamer. Others succeed J in launching boats, but were drowned by their capsizing, or frozen to death before they could reach the shore. The schooner Harry Knowleton was beached to the west of Quonochontaug, and the captain and crew of six reached the shore in their own boats. The sea was running high, and the tem- I perature was at zero. Her captain could offer no explanation as to the cause of the disaster. "Long before the collision," he said. we sighted the Larchmont as she stcamed steadily west- ward. We spoke of the picture she made, ail lighted up. Then we raw that the steamer seemed to be heading directly for us. I remem- ber I looked at our lights, which were burning all right, and I expected the steamer to turn, I but sne kept right on. Some of us shouted a warning, and one member of the orew blew a horn constantly. I scarcely knew what to do. "I did not dare to tack because I thought the steamer would turn. Finally she went right ahead, and there was nothing for us to do but to hit her. The blow was a very bad one, as we had a heavy load of coal on board, and I thought we were going down at once. The steamer lurched badly to starboard, and then continued on her way. She did not appear to be badly damaged."
STRANGE LOVE TRAGEDY STORY. A strange story of suicide caused by disap- pointed love was told at King's Lynn, when the inquest was resumed on the body of Horace Holroyd, aged nineteen, employed at Norwich, who shot himself in the first-class compartment of a railway train as it was entering King's Lynn Station. At first there appeared to be a complete absence of motive, for the young man had never suggested suicide, and was do- ing exceedingly well at his place of business in Norwich, but in order that further inquiry might be made the inquest was adjourned. As the result of inquiries Chief Constable Payne told an extraordinary story. A few days before Holroyd shot himself, he said, he travelled over from Norwich to King's Lynn with the purpose of becoming engaged to a young lady who was his own cousin. When he arrived at King's Lynn* he found that the young lady was already married and was the mother of a child, circumstances of which he had previously been ignorant. The discovery appeared to have preyed on his mind, and in- stead of returning to Norwich and his business he had made erratic train journeys to several towns in the county, where his strange manner had been observed and commented on. A letter was produced which his mother had re- ceived from him by post the day after the tragedy. The coroner would not allow the letter to be made public, but it was handed to the jury for their inspection, and after they had read it they had no hesitation in return- ing a verdict of "Suicida while temporarily in- sane."
POINT FOR PASSENGERS. A decision of importance to railway travel- lers was given by Judge Willis, K.C., in the Southwark County-court, where the London and South-Western Railway Company sued Mr. Charles Singleton, a stockjobber, of Birchin- lane, E.C., for Is. 2d. It was stated that Mr. Singleton took a first-class ticket from Water- loo to Clapham-junction, but went on to Wim- bledon, where he was asked to pay 7d., the ex- cess fare. He refused to pay, saying'thftt he had been carried beyond his station, and that the company would have to carry him back to Clapham-junction. He travelled back and re- fused another demand for both fares. A railway inspector stated that Mr. Singleton said he had been arguing with another passen- ger and failed to notice when the train stopped at Clapham-junction, but the collector at Clap- ham-junction said Mr. Singleton told him he had fallen asleep. Counsel for the railway com- pany suggested that Mr. Singleton was intoxi- cated, but Judge Willis said this only placed the company in a worse position, for if he were intoxicated the company had no right to carry him. The judge declared that he had yet to learn that a man who was carried past his sta- tion by mistake could be made to pay, and he gave judgment for Mr. Singleton with costs.
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