[PUBLISHED BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT.] THE LADY FROM NOWHERE A DETECTIVE STORY. BY FERGUS HUME, Author of "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab," "The Third Volume," For the Defence," "The Lone Inn," &c., &c. [COPYRIGHT.] CHAPTER XI.—THE MAD GARDENER. Gebb was not easily surprised, being used by reason of his profession to traffic in mysteries, but the unexpected fainting of Edith at his apparently innocent question perplexed him beyond measure. Of course, the girl had not told him the whole of her history, so no doubt in the portions thus kept back lay the explanation of her violent emotion. Gebb, being ignorant of the cause, was amazed at the result. "Hullo!" said he, throwing open the window to admit fresh air, there is something queer about this, Prain hinted that if I asked about her lover I might hear something strange, and her actions speak quite as loud as words. This fainting has some meaning in it. Well! well! I must revive her first, and question her afterwards." This was easier said than done, as there was no restorative of any sort at hand. Miss Wedderburn lay back on the couch motion- less and white, the image of death; even the breeze from the open window could not restore her senses. Gebb was about to throw wide open the door, and shout for assistance when through the window he caught sight of a man cross- ing the lawn, and immediately hailed him loudly. The man jumped round suddenly as though startled by the call, and after some hesitation moved forward slowly and unwillingly to crane his head into the room. He was a queer old creature with shaggy white hair and untrimmed beard and two glittering eyes set so closely together as to give him an uncanny look. He was dressed in a suit of old clothes discoloured and rusty and with his elbows on the window sill moped and mowed in a smiling vacant way at the detective. At the first near glance, Gebb saw that the new comer was not in his right mind. Here, my man," he said, making the best of this doubtful assistant, "bring some water: the lady has fainted." The man grinned and turned his eyes towards the white face of Edith. Over his own a shade passed, with the result of altering it from gay to grave. He even looked terrified, and with a kind of hoarse cry, pointed one lean finger at the un- conscious girl. Is she dead? Did yot: kill her?" he asked in a harsh whisper. "No! No! replied the detective, soothingly, as he would speak to a child, she has fainted. Bring some water." "Kill her!" whispered the man, nodding; "it's a good room to kill people in we use it for that here. I won't tell. I'd rather see her dead than alive it's better for her. The grave's the bed for a weary head." Hush! Bring the water," cried Gebb, shrink- ing back from the horrible creature. "Be off with you." The madman shrank back in his turn at the peremptory tone of the detective, and vanished with a nod, just as a sigh sounded through the room. The cool draught playing on the forehead of Edith had at length produced its effect, and with a second sigh longer than the first, she opened her eyes, and looked vacantly at Gebb. The detective caught her hand, and slapped it vigorously, whereat the girl sat up with an effort, and her faintness passed away. Still her brain was not quite clear, and she looked languidly at Gebb, as though she were in a dream. "What did you say?" she asked in a low voice, Am I—have I—what is it?" and she passed a slow hand across her forehead. You fainted, Miss Wedderburn," replied Gebb, softly. "Yes! I remember! I fainted! You asked about-Oh, God! I know," and she covered her eyes with one hand. Before she could speak again, a harsh cracked voice was heard singing in the dis- tance: The raven is the fowl for me, (L He sits upon the gallows tree, j$> And bravely, bravely doth he sing, »if, In a voice so low and rich: £ &• While flaunting in a garb of pitch The murderer's corpse does gaily swing. K* Ho Ho Ha Ha He! He! He f The raven and the gallows tree." V -h!" Miss Wedderburn shivered nervously as this gruesome ditty sounded nearer, and put her fingers in her ears to shut out the singing. "It i9 Martin with his fearful songs!" said she softly. "Martin! And who is Martin?" asked Gebb, In amazed at these extraordinary proceedings. "Martin! Martin! Mad Martin!" croaked the harsh voice; cnd there at the window stood the crazy tnan, leering in a fawning manner, and hold- ing a tin basin half full of water. Dipping his hand into this he sprinkled a few drops towards Edith, singing tunelessly the while:- Weep till tears roll as a. flood, I baptise thee now with blood." With an exclamatior annoyance Edith rose and snatching the basin 011t of the man's hand, shut the window hurriedly. Martin gave a frightened whimper and slunk away; while his mistress soaking a handkerchief in the water, bathed her pale face. Gebb, judiciously waiting the development of events, stood quietly by, wondering, but silent. "Is this a lunatic asylum, Miss Wedderburn?" he asked when shp, was more composed and he judged it judicious to recommence the conversation. "No! of course not I" she replied irritably, "the man is mad, but quite harmless. Martin !—Martin J do not know his other name. He is an excellent gardener, and usually quiet enough, although he will sing those gruesome songs all about gallows and murders. To-day-for some reason-he is worse than usual." "He ought to be placed under restraint," said Gebb carelessly, for he was too bent on questioning his companion to be distracted by a lunatic. "But this is not to the point. May I ask what caused you to faint, Miss Wedderburn?" The girl raised her head and directed a steady etare at Gebb. "In my turn may I ask why you come here to question me!" she said defiantly. I thought I explained my errand before!" Replied the detective mildly. I am here to learn If possible—who killed Miss Gilmar." I cannot tell you: I know nothing about it. luntil you gave me the news I was not aware even that she was dead!" -it "Yet you were not so surprised by the informa- tion as I expected "That can be easily explained, Air. Gebb!" said Edith, wringing out her wet handkerchief. "As I told you before, I knew of my cousin's fears. She was perhaps pursued by Mr. Dean when he escaped from prison, with the avowed intention-it was reported-of killing her. She left. her home--as I know-in order to hide from him; but it is possible <—I say she added with emphasis, it is possible that Dean tracked her down and revenged himself for her conduct of twenty years ago. You wish to learn who killed Miss Gilmar, sir? I tell you I do not know! Mr. Dean, in my opinion, is innocent, imt on the face of it I admit that appearances are Against him. Perhaps if you find the man and question him you may arrive at the truth." It is not improbable," replied Gebb coolly, "but we must catch him first. Still, Miss Wedder- burn, your opinion of Dean's guilt or innocence does not explain your recent conduct. To put a plain question, miss, 'What made you faint?' "That is my business I" said Edith, haughtily but frith averted eyes. "And mine too. Why should you faint because [ ilsk if you have another lover besides Mr. Alder?" "I refuse to answer I" "lit that case," observed Gebb, artfully, "there must be something wrong with Arthur." "How dare you call him Arthur?" flashed out Miss Wedde-Ourn- "Call who Arthur? asked Gebb, laying a trap for her hasty tongue. "Mr Per she stopped and bit her lip, hesitating as it would appear, whether to tell the name or not. After a momentary pause she evidently deemed bold speaking the safest policy, for she continued calmly: "After all, there is no reason why I should not tell you his name "None in the world, so far as I can see! answered the detective with a shrug. I know that his Christian name is Arthur, but what is the sur- name of your lover, Miss Wedderburn?" ( How do you know that I have a lover?" re- torted Edith, answering one question by asking otnothp-r How do I know that you have two lovers," corrected Gebb, coolly. "Because you told me about one named Mr. John Alder, and Mr. Pram spoke to me about the other. I came here with a certain amount of knowledge, miss! "Mr. Prain? What has he to do with it? iI don't know. I'm waiting for you to tell me. Edith clasped her hands togetner with a restless movement, and walked up and down the room fhastily. Suddenly, as though making up her mind to the inevitable, she stopped before the detective. "Mr. Gebb," she naid, clearly and distinctly, "I have no reason to conceal anything in my life. J am engaged to a gentleman named Arthur Ferris, whos occupation is that of an artist. He has nothing to do with the murder of Miss Gilmar, ,that I swear." tThere is no need to swear," said Gebb, wonder- •irtfc' at her vehemence, "but why did you faint I asked you about him?" »» T thoughtr—I thought you might suspect him," ■faltered Miss Wedderburn, in a low tone. I know fEasci^0113 y°u detectives are. You seem to think tha* I know ™ore than I tell you, but you ar" WMPec^Deither you nor Mr. Ferris," said r^v.v> rmietlvN" but it was so strange that you should faint at aMmrle question, that I naturally SshSto find outf* reason "Well sir you kne* n(? "I know the reason yo-u choose to give, repl.ed Gebb, significantly, but you will excuse my saying that it is rather a weak one- I oan give no other. () You could if you wished' M "Then I refuse to give any other, rejoined ^SulT^of'ted Gebb, rising- Wen, tnereis nothing for it but for me to take my leave-for the 11 nresent," he added significantly. This sudden cessation of Gebb's questions alarmed Edith more than the questions themselves had done, and she looked uneasy. Once or twice she appeared About to speak, but closed her hps again without a -word conducted Gebb silently out of the house. The detective was rather annoyed by this self- M IQlf TtMOA Jul 8UWCDUTO WM $4 ma&e Miss Wedderburn talk, Nine women out of ten would have done so, and have defended them- selves with many words: but this girl was evidently the tenth, and knew the value of silence. How- ever, Gebb was too experienced to show his a.n- noyance, and, mentally resolving to question this Sphinx on a future occasion when she was not so much on her guard, he took his leave with a last warning. "You ought to have that mad gardener locked up," he said, looking up to Miss Wedderburn as she stood on the terrace, else there will be another murder in the Yellow Boudoir." "Oh, Martin is quite harmless," replied Edith, calmly. "I told you so before." So harmless that had he lived in Grangebury I should have suspected him of killing your cousin," responded Gebb, drily, and forthwith took his de- parture, considerably puzzled, as well he might be, by the attitude of the young lady. So far she had baffled him completely. As he walked down the neglected avenue he heard the harsh cracked voice of mad Martin pip- ing a tuneless ditty, and shortly afterwards met with the man himself face to face. With his lean bent form, picturesque rags, and venerable white beard, the man looked like Lear, insane and wretched. When he saw Gebb, the creature stopped singing, and broke into a cackling laugh, which had little mirth in it. Gebb—usually self-controlled and careless of impressions-shuddered at that merriment of hell. "Are you in love with her too?" he asked the detective. No," replied Gebb, humouring the man. Why do you think so?" "John Alder came here and loved her," said Martin, reflectively. "Arthur Ferris came and loved her. I thought you might be a third. But you won't win her heart—oh, no. Young Arthur has done that. Tall, straight, dark, hand- some Arthur, with the mark of Satan on his cheek." "The mark of Satan!" repeated Gebb, puzzled by this description of Ferris. Hist!" cried Martin, with uplifted finger. He is a wizard and she a witch, and they dance in the Yellow Room when the moon is up. Young Arthur has a red mark on his cheek; Satan baptised him there with blood. Oh, blood! oh, blood!" moaned the wretched creature, "nothing but blood. A knife for you, and a rope for me, And death in the Yellow Room; I am alive, and you are dead, But each hath gotten a tomb.' And with a long, dolorous cry Martin ran up tl:e avenue swinging his arms, leaving Gebb to 11-7710 out his enigmatic verse as best he could. CHAPTER XII.—THE DIAMOND NECKLACE. Gebb, much to his disgust, returned to Nor- minster as wise as he had left it. Beyond meeting a lunatic, and interviewing an obstinate young woman," he had spent his time and money to little purpose and it was with a perplexed brain that he sat down to consider his future movements. In the face of his failure he was at a loss how to act. Wiss Wedder- burn, with what looked like deliberate intention, he only repeated the story he already knew. Miss Gilmar had confessed to a. fear of Dean. She had fled from the Hall on account of that fear; her travels and hidings and extraordinary precautions had been undertaken solely to thwart the revenge of Dean. Gebb was aware of these facts: but there was nothing more in them likely to instruct him. He had, so far, exhausted their capabilities. What am I to do?" he asked himself for, say, the fiftieth time. How am 1 to act? In which direc- tion am I to move? Miss Wedderburn, without any given reason, says that Dean is innocent. Prain is of the same way of thinking, and so am 1. Parge alone seems to believe in Dean's guilt, and I don't agree with him. The man himself may be able to supply evidence to reveal the truth; but where is he to be found?" Gebb could answer this question no more than he could the others he propounded, and vainly racked his usually inventive brain to settle on some course likely to elucidate the mystery. Finally, after mature reflection, he resolved to call upon Prain. and ask him to explain the meaning of Miss Wedderburn's fainting. The lawyer had told him to ask a certain question, and see what answer it would bring. Well, he had done so; and the answer was that the girl, without any apparent cause, had fainted. Perhaps Prain knew the reason and since Edith refused to reveal it, his sole course was to question the solicitor. So to Prain the detective went, full of curlosity, two days after his return from the country. The interval had been filled up in attending to business unconnected with the Grangebury mystery; but now Gebb returned to it again, and sought Mr. Prain in the hope of learning something tangible. But his spirits wore very low. "Well, Mr. Gebb," said brisk Mr. Prain, after greetings had passed, I have not been idle since I eaw you last. I have sent a description of that necklace to the police. I have informed Mr. Alder of Miss Gilmar's death and I have received his instructions about the will." "There is a will, then?" Without doubt. Miss Gilmar made her will before she left the Hall." In favour of Mr. Alder?" said Gebb. Yes. Of course, by the will of Kirkstone's ancestor Mr. Alder becomes possessed of the Hall; but Miss Gilmar has left her personal property- that is the money which she inherited from Laura Kirkstone-to him also. Miss Wedderburn, I am eorry to say, receives nothing." Poor girl. She will have to leave the Hall." Prain shrugged his shoulders. "That is at her own discretion," he said, coolly. "Mr. Alder is in love with her so if she marries him- She won't marry him," interrupted Gebb, she is in love with, and engaged to, Mr. Ferris." "Ah! she told you about that scamp?" "She told me very little, Mr. Prain; but she fainted when I mentioned the man under the very general description of a lover." "She fainted! Hum!" Prain looked so serious and perplexed that Gebb was impelled to question him further touching the matter. "Why did she faint?" asked the detective, bluntly. "I don't know-that is, I can't exaotly say," stammered the other. Gebb looked at the solicitor, who in his turn stared at the carpet, the ceiling, at the papers on his desk anywhere but at his questioner. "Mr. Prain," he said, seriously, "you are not treating me fairly." I beg your pardon," said Prain, nervously-and, as a rule he was not a nervous man, "I don't see how you make that out." "I do! replied Gebb sharply. "You know the reason of that fainting." "Perhaps I do but I am not at liberty to reveal my knowledge. The secret is Miss Wedderburn's." "Has it anything to do with this murder?" "No," replied Prain, decisively. "That it has not." Then why did you tell me to ask her about Ferris? Because I wanted to be sure of something, and that fainting has enlightened me." "Can't you tell me more?" cried Gebb, with some indignation. "No. I cannot," answered Prain, bluntly. "Get Miss Wedderburn's permission and I will. But even if you did know, the knowledge would be of no use to you." "Has Miss Wodderburn any theory about this murder? "Not that I know of. You saw her last, Mr. Gebb." "Does she know who killed Miss Gilmar?" "Why not ask her?" said Prain, evading the question. "I did; and I can't make out what she means. She says that Dean is innocent, but won't give her reason. Now, Parge declares that Dean is guilty." "Well, Mr. Gebb, perhaps he is." "Indeed!" sneered Gebb, who Wa$ growing irritated. "Last time I saw you, Mr. Prain, you denied his guilt." "And I do so now!" cried Prain warmly. "I believe, as you do, Gobb, that Dean is innocent of both crimes. He killed neither Kirkstone nor Miss Gilmar. I don't know what Miss Wedderburn's reasons are, but she is right to defend Dean. Still," added Pain with a shrug, I don't deny that many n^ople look on the man as a murderer." Does Mr. Alder believe in Dean's guilt—in his double guilt? "Yes. He is svre of it. You can ask him for yourself," added Prain, looking at his watch. He'll be here soon." I'll be glad to meet him. But what is your opinion about this crime?" I told you the last time I saw you," replied the solicitor. Miss Gilmar was murdered by one of those forti-ine- tellers for the sake of her diamonds. Recover that necklace and you will soon trace the assassin." "It's not much of an idea," said Gebb scornfully. "It's the best I've got, at all events," retorted Prain with heat. "I have done my best to prove its truth by sending a description of that necklace to the police." "I daresay the description is in the hands of all pawnbrokers by this time," said Gebb thoughtfully. Well, we shall see what will come of it. What about Ferris? Ferris!" repeated Prain, in nowise astonished at this abrupt question. Well, he is an artist. and a bit of a scamp, with whom Edith Wedderburn is in love. I don't know why perhaps because he is a scamp. Women seem to like scamps, for some reason best known to themselves." "Is lie handsome?" "Very. Tall and dark rather military-looking." Has he a mark on one cheek?" "Yes, a birth-mark, but not disfiguring. How did you know about it?" "That lunatic at Kirkstone Hall told me. He called it the mark of Satan. By the way who is that manli" "A gardener who used to live at the Hall in Kirkstone's time. I think the tragedy of the Yellow Room must have sent him off his head. At all events, he ran away after it occurred, and only turned up a year or two ago, quite mad." "Why didn't they lock him up?" "Well, you see, Miss Wedderburn (who is rather a strong-minded young woman) thinks kindness may cure him: so she pave him back his old cost of gardener. If Miss Gilmar had been there, I don't think he would have been nllo"Tr,H to "t, T don't mine, einter, that Miss wve experiment will be a success." He sings the most gruesome «ong«. about mur- der, and blood, and the Yellow Room." "I know!" replied Prain. cheerfully. "I :tm afraid that last muddled his brain and inspired his muse. He didn't sing or compose verse when I knew him; but the man's a complete wreck. He used to be rather handsome and stupid; but his own father wouldn't know him now. I'm sorry for the poor devil, as now that Alder owns the Hall I daresay he'll be kicked out, and have to end his days in an asylum." "The best place for him, in my opinion," said Gebb emphatically. "He is as mad as a March hare, and not half so harmless. Hallo! Who is that knocking? Come in." It jprpisd to ba aptQ f¡:o.m lasggotoc Laeklaad, askmg Gebb to come down to Grangebury. In the first instance it had gone to Scotland Yard, and, as it seemed important, bad been sent on to the detective, who had left word that he would be at Prain's, in case he was wanted. "Seems important," said Gebb, reading it. "I wonder what Lackland wants to see me about-eh, Prain?" But Prain was not attending to him. He was busy shaking bands with a tail, broad-shouldered man fair-haired, blue-eyed, and altogether comely to look upon. This gentleman was introduced to Gebb by the name of Alder whereby the detective was informed that he stood in the presence of Miss Gilmar's heir and Miss Vi edderburn's lover. Alder on hearing Gebb's name looked at him keenly, and saluted him with marked cordiality. I am glad to meet you, Mr. Gebb," he said, in loud and hearty tones; indeed, he was rather like a fox-hunting squire than a barrister. "How are you getting on with the case of my poor cousin's murder? Have you caught Dean?" No," answered Gebb, plainly and to tell you the truth, I a.m not sure that Dean is the culprit." "But if you know what Dean said about "I know all that Dean said," interrupted Gebb, also that he escaped but, for all that, I do not think he killed Miss Gilmar-or Kirkstone either, for the matter of that." "Hum!" said Alder, thoughtfully. "I see you are of Basson's opinion." "Mr. Clement Basson! Do you know him?" asked the detective. "I should think so!" replied Alder, smiling. I have known him for years. Ho was Dean's counsel in the Kirkstone case." I instructed him," said Prain, complacently. He believed in Dean's innocence as I did but un- fortunately our united efforts could not get the poor devil off." "I think I'll call on Mr. Basson," said the de- tective, thoughtfully. "Where is he to be found?" No. 40, Biackstone Lane, Fleet Street," replied Alder, promptly but what do you expect to learn from him?" "His reasons for believing Dean not guilty." They are the same as mine," cried Prain, and I don't know how his stating them over again can help you. He does not know where Dean is." Still Mr. Gebb had better see Basson," sug- gested Alder, with conviction. Something may come of the visit. Will you call on me afterwards, Mr. Gebb, and tell me what you learn from Basson? I am to be found in the Temple, and, as you may guess, I am most anxious that Dean should be traced. I intend to offer a reward of two hundred pounds for his capture. I hope you will earn it." I hope so, too," answered Gebb, much pleased; "but you are certain that Dean is guilty?" If he is not, I don't know who is," replied Alder, emphatically, and for the time being the conversa- tion ended. Gebb left Alder to consult with Prain as to the necessity of exhuming the body of Miss Gilmar for identification, and took his way down to Grangcbury to learn why the bluff Lackland had written so earnest and urgent a note. He found the plethoric inspector in a state of excitement border- ing on apoplexy, and wondered what could have occurred to stimulate the martinet to such unusual excitement. That you, Gebb?" cried Lackland the moment the detective put his nose inside the door. Georgo! I am glad to see you. It's found sir— found. Wrhat do you think of that, hey?" What is found the name of the murderer?" Ko, no; but something as useful. The diamond necklace," said Lackland, slowly. "You don't say so," cried Gebb, excitedly. "Was it sold—pawned ?" "Pawned!" interrupted the Inspector. "Aaron and Nathan's, Llarold Street, City. It came into their possession the day after the murder." "The devil! Our assassinating friend lost no time. Who pawned it?" A young man who called himsnlf James Brown." "James Fiddlestick," said Gebb, contemptuously —" a false name. What was he like?" Tall, dark, handsome, said Lackland, with military brevity. "Aaron said that he put the necklace up the spout as cool as a cucumber. He was "Hold on I" crie- Gebb, eagerly. "Had he a mark on one check-a birth mark?" "By George, he had A purple spot; but not large enough to spoil hi looks." I thought so!" said the detective, joyously. So it was Arthur Ferris did it." "Arthur who?" asked Lackland, gruffly. Arthur Ferris, of Chelsea, artist. He pawned the necklace: he stole the diamonds: he murdered Miss Gilmar. Hurran we've got him." (To be continued.)
ST ASAPH BOARD OF GUARDIANS The fortnighly meeting of the above Board was on Friday. Mr R Llewellyn Jones presided, and Mr T Howes Roberts occupied the vice-chair. The following guardians were also present: Messrs Thos Evans, J Pierce, John Kerfoot, A Foulkes, John Williams, Abergele J T Parry. Robt Parry, Bettws W S Roberts, Bodfary Thomas Jones, Bylchau Owen Owens, Cefn T P Hughes, Gwilym Parry, Joseph Roberts, Denbigh Edwin Morgan, Dymeirchion R J Williams, Dyserth J Lloyd, lierillan Joseph Jones, Llanddulas H Roberts, Wm Jones. Llannefydd; R Griffith, 0 B Lloyd, Llanfair John Evans, Morris Jones, D Roberts, LLuisannati Mrs Rawlins, Rhuddlan Mrs Mary Jones, Rev E T Davies, Mr J H Ellis, Mr G F Gunner, Rhyl Miss Bennett, St Asaph Messrs J D Jones, St George Thos Lloyd, Trefnant; Rev J Adams, Waen; and Mr Chas Orimsley (Clerk). Vote of Condosence. The Chairman said he felt that it was their duty before proceeding with the ordinary business of the meeting to pass a vote of condolence with the Prime Minister, Lord Salisbury, in the great loss he had sustained. He considered that the greatest loss any gentleman could suffer was to lose his partner in life. The loss was more severe at a time like the present, when Lord Salisbury as Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary had so much to think of in connection with the affairs of the nation. Lady Salisbury had been a great help to 1 her husband. He proposed that the Board pass a vote of condolence with Lord Salisbury in his sad bereavement. Mr Joseph Jones seconded, and it was passed in silence. Treats to the Inmates. The Master reported that since the last meeting of the Board the inmates had been treated to tea, cake, &c., by Mrs Fosberry, the occasion being the marriage of that lady's daughter. He had also received a parcel of papers from Mr Towers. Bryndinas Hotel, St Asaph. The customary votes of thanks were passed. The Master applied for the usual Christmas treat on behalf of the inmates. The Vice-chairman proposed and Mr Jos Jones seconded, that it be allowed. This was agreed to. Mr Wm Jones: Is there to be any beer?— (laughter.) The Workhouse Overcrowded. During the hearing of an application by a man for the custody of his children who were in the Workhouse, the Master stated that the wards were very much overcrowded, and that there were no less than 49 children in the Workhouse. The room was so overcrowded that beds had to be made up on the floor. Miss Bennett reported that the Visiting Com- mittee had that day considered the question of erecting cottage homes near the Workhouse for the children, but they had been unable to arrive at a decision, as they had not finally dealt with the letters received from Mr Luxmoore, the owner of the land required. The matter had been deferred for two weeks. The Board decided that a small committee should confer with Mr Luxmoore and report to the Board. Mr John Williams asked whether the Committee would have power to treat with Mr Luxmoore for the sale of the land. The Chairman No. The Liability of Grandchildren. A circular letter was received from the Tyne- mouth Union urging the Local Government Board to amend the law so as to make it apply to grand- children of sufficient ability to relieve and maintain their grandparents. It was explained that at present the Board could only compel children to help their parents, and if the proposal of the Gateshead Union was passed grandchildren would be equally liable. On the proposition of Mr Robert Griffith, the Board decided to support the Gateshead Union's petition to the Local Government Board. This was all the business, and the Board then rose.
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THE BENEFITS OF SCIENCE. I It is seldom that any discovery of science is such as will benefit all classes of people. Some of the greatest discoveries of the afze, while they have proved directly beneficial to thousands, have also, at least for a time, injured other thousands. Ev:n some of the best inediciual preparations, however much they may do to remove one class of disease, or suit some constitutions, at the same time either deepen the hold of another disease, or leave it entirely untouched, or if they benefit one class of patients, they may injure another. Now the great need of the age is some scientifically arranged preparation which will cope effectually with the prevalent diseases of this country, which will be certain to do good when fairly tried, which will be equally adapted to the needs of the mer- chant and the workman, the professional man and he who wins his bread by the sweat of his brow, the student, the clerk, the factory hand, the miner, and the roadside labourer, It should be, too, such a preparation as contains no injurious ingredients, and which may be taken with impn- nity by the weakly child, or the delicate lady, as well as by the stronger constituted man. Such a discovery would deserve to be called The Perfec- tion of MeJicmal Preparations, and would indeed be an Invaluable Boon to Suffering Humanity. Now this much needed boon, has been found, has been tried, has been proved, and wherever proved it, has been foand satisfactory. We refer to Gwilyrn Evans' Quinine Bitter's, The Vegetable Tonic, which when once tried, has been always recommended, and has proved successful when all other medicin» has failed to give relief, and we may say further, that it has proved permanently beneficial, when other preparations at best only gave temporarv relief. It is strongly recommended as The Best Remedy of the Age for Indigestion, in its different forms, such as Sick Headache, Pains in the Side, Giddiness, Loss of Appetite, also for Nervousness and Nervous Disorders, Sleeplessness, Neuralgia, Low Spirits, and all kinds of Weakness. It has often proved very beneficial to persons suffering from great Weak- ness, either after an illness, long confinement to ill-ventilated rooms, or any other cause. It strikes at the somve of the Disease, removing the cause of the illness, and strengthens those parts of the system which have b.en weakened by it, and therefore most liable to colds and other ail- ments. Gwilyrn Evans' Quinine Bitters being purely vegetable, it is a Natural Tonic, and suited to all ages at all seasons of the year. It is every- where acknowledged to be a powerful nid in restoring the body to a healthy state when deran- ged by disease. If you suspect that your health is beginning to fail, brace up your nerves, and fortify your constitution by taking now a course of this excellent Tonic, which is sold everywhere in bottles at 2s 9d and 4s 6d each, but should any difficulty be experienced in procuring it, the Pro- prietors will forward same for the above prices- carriage free. Avoid Imitations. When pur, chasing, Fee the name, "Gwilym Evans," ron Label, Stamp, and Bottle. Solo Proprieto s Quinine Bitters Manufacturing Company, Limited Llaneliy, South Wales.
It is a little strange that no very satisfactory reason can be given for some legal rules which nevertheless embody the common sense of the community. For instance, why is a master liable to tbird person for wrongs committed by a servants? Not because he authorized them for, in most cases, they are done without his consent or against his orders. The rule may very well rest on the social duty which every man owes to socity so to conduct his affairs, whether by himself, or his agents or servants, as not to injure another. Not for every act of his servant is his master is resposible, but only for such acts as the servant commits whilst about his master's affairs. If my coachman, who has strict orders not to drive at more than six miles an hour through the City, alter putting me down at my office, drives aways at twelve miles an hour and upsets a pedestrian, I am liable for any damage that is done; but if, instead of proceeding home as he ought to do, he drives in a contrary direction on business of his own and similarly collides with a foot passenger, the liability is his and not mine. In the former casejihe was engag(d on my business, and in the latter on his own. It is stated that the present requirements for the degree of B.D., in the University of Wales are "severe." That accounts for the "scarcity'' of its recipients This is disappointing to the ministerial candidates, for when they secure a degree there is no end to advertising it. A Vicar and Curate's degrees on the other hand are so common that they are seldom trotted out. Still the budding ministers may take courage. For teu pounds they can each get a full hedged D.D. American degree Try Wabash University.
How Long should Engagements Last ? A long engagement is not in many ways a desira- able thing. It has a bad effect upon both sides—it wears on the nerves aud on the patience, and it, is a. paintal time of waiting. Girls often think their parents hard of heart, because they will not hear of their becoming engaged when there is no prospect of their marrying. They long at least to have the world know that they have a right to wait for a lover, since they mean to wait, even if it is for years. The best kind of engagements is, without a doubt that which only takes place when the time for marriage is within easy reach Anything under two years of waiting does not unreasonable try the temper of those who wait. If the lovers are young it is all better not to hasten the marriage. They get to know each other, and their own minds—a great point, if their lives are to be spent happily together. I Married in haste and repent at leisure" is an old saying, and, like many old sayings, it has truth at its root. When people get engaged and married out of hand they often know too little of each other. With the knowledge comes the wonder that they ever could have wanted to marry at all. It is a melancholy thing when it comes to late to be of any use to them, and they have to make the best of each other all the rest of their lives. So it is well to avoid too short an engagement, for, even if there has been a long acquaintance and friendship beforehand, the engagement is the time when people get to know each other best. There is still time to correct a mistake which may mean a lifetime of repentance, for, though broken engagements are not nice things, it is far better to break one than to keep it and be wretch- ed on both side for life. To most people, too, the time of engagement is one of the most delightful they can live through. A woman is a queen, then, in her lover's eyes, and she is wise if she makes the most of her time of reigning once gone it doe not come again.
When Marriage is a Failure Marriage is a failure if neither husband nor wife has married for love but merely for money, or any other mundane motive. If the meals are ill-cooked and badly served. If the wife is a fine lady totally ignorant of even the rudiments of domestic economy and thinks more of her dress than her husband's comfort If two young people rusk into matrimony and take upon themselves all the burden of married life when too young to realise the awful responsi- bility of it. If the income, though well managed and made the most of, cannot cover the expenditure. If the husband be a faddy, fidgety man, perpetually pry- ing into household matters, and thinks he knows more about them than anybody else If both parties are absolutely resolved to see only the worst side of each other's character. If the husband tries to be mistress as well as master, or the wife master as well as mistress of the house. If, when dark days come, husband and wife for- get they took each other for better, for worse, for richer for poorer.
Father" Wainwright, the ritualistic Vicar of St. Peter's, London Docks, is said by the dockers, among whom he is very popular, scarcely ever to sleep. 'Ow can e," says one docker, wen 'e don't leave the 'orspital till four and opens the church 'isielf at five? you kiii larf, but it's a fack 'does 'is little bit o' doss as 'e walks darn the lane from the 'orspit-il There's many a bloke wot's seen 'im comin' along fast asleep, same as you might walk." ^The Rev E J Dukes, having, in consequence of serious differences with the deacons, resigned the pastorate of Harrogate Congregational Church, has addressed some remarkable parting words to them. He says I have carried to the utmost possible limit the endeavour to life up this out of the condition in which the majority of its members desire it to remain. I can now without the least bitterness of spirit, leave yon t,) your own way, and to work out your own salvation. Had I resigned earlier I should have had a burdened conscience, as a mere hireling fceing from the wolf,"
SYDNEY GIBSON, F.A.I. I Auctioneer, Surveyor, Valuer, Land, House, Estate &Insurance Agent Auction Sales and Valuatons of all Real and Personal Property undertaken Special Attention given to Land and Agricu tural Matters. Surveys Made and Plans Prepared. Personal and immediate attention in all cases] Auction J; Estate Ogice- MA RKET 8 TREET RE YL. (218 .-1110. II"8m WILLIAM HaLL Successor to the late ri. C. AMOb, Auctioneer, Valuer, Estate an& Insurance Agent, &c., TOWN HALL, RHYL. Agency for Furnished Houses, Apartments, &c. Sales, Valuations, &c., at Moderate Charges. List of Properties to Let or for Sale. Highest references from numerous Clients RENTS COLLECTED. BERRli&WILLIAMS AUCTIONEERS, Valuers and Estate Agents. I Offices:-43 High Street, Rhyl. (Near Alexandra Hotel.) Tradesmen and others requiring CASH ADVANCES should consult B. & W. Strictly confidential. IVIIB »Mill 'in ll mm 11| IWMHWW IMMUHI.IJW —JUU——1——|— 51 KINMEL STREET, RHYL MR JOSEPH WILLIAMS Desires to inform the Inhabitants of Rhyl and District that he will in a few days OPEN OFFICES at the above address, where he will be prepared to transact business as an AUCTIONEER, Accountant and Valuer, Land, House and Insurance Agent. Mortgages arranged. Rents and Debts Collected. Agent for the following Insurance Offices The British Homes Assurance Corporation. The London and Lancashire Fire Insurance Co. The Norwich Union Fire Insurance Co. The British Equitable Life Assurance Co. The Liverpool & London Plate Glass Insurance Co. The London and Norwich Accident Insurance Co. The Employer's Liability Insurance Co. Prompt attention will be given to all Commissions. Office Hours—9 a.m. to 5-30 p.m. 28 8 GREENHALGH & GEARY FRANCIS GEARY, A.A.I., Auctioneers, House and Estate Agents, Valuers, Accountants, & Insurance Agents^ Mortgages negotiated and Advances arranged upon Approved eeurities. Balancing, Auditing, and Posting of Tradesnitn's Books Authorised to levy Dlotrnjnts for Kent. PROMPT CASH SETTLEMENTS OFFICES & SALE ROOMS— QUEEN'S AUCADFJ (0 AUCTION MART MARKET STREET, RHYL. Sales by Auction, and Private Contract f P Fnruiture, Stock m Trade, &c Registry fo» Letting Farms, Business Premise II, oaseh (Ftiriiisbed and (Ji)turt.isheol, and Apartmeii,s and Collection of Kcnts. Disposal of Businesses and Slacks withollt pnblJcity Valuations for Probate and Administra InsnrHPQft of Life ProtMTlv. and Plate Glass. l' 'r. J)!i jJ -1 8 Auctioneer and Valuer, Accountant, House, Estate, and Insurance Agent Collector of Income Tax for the Parishes o Rhuddlan (Hhyl) and St. Asaph. Furnished and Unfurnished Houses to Let on application. Rents collected. Town Hall Buildings,Wellington-road Rhyl, And at High-street, St. Asaph. I.t. R "FRANK JEWELL AUCTIONEER, House and Estate Agent, Valuer, Life, Fire, Accident, and Plate Glass Insurance Agent. Offices: 7 Bodfor Street, Rhyl, (The Late Mr T. C. Amos' 01c. jffic Grey Mount, Prestatyn. G. PERKTNS, Auctioneer and Valuer, House, Estate & Insurance Agent, [BROFFYNNON HOUSE, ABERGELE Auction and Private Sales of Property and Furniture, Cash advances if required. Immediate Settlements. Valuation for Probate or Mortgage skilfully prepared. Hotel and Stock-in-Trade Valuer. General Arbitrators. Estates carefully managed. Rents collected. House and Apartmei. Agency. Agent to the chief Fire, Life and Accident Insurance Companies. (267 _.o.H_- 3: ¡ql -'IiJlÄU SARSON & SCOTT Auctioneers and Valuers. Mortgages Procured. Insurances Effected. Rents Collected. Valuations Executed. Sales by Public Auction of Land and House Properties, Farming Stocks, Household Furniture, &c., conducted, with Immediate Cash Settlements. Trustees under the Deeds of Arrangements Act, 1888. General Certificate Holders, appointed by Sir Horatio Lloyd, Kt. Offices Victoria Avenue, Prestatyn. (7804 ■■■n am u _w- '4 .1 D JOSEPH EVANS Auctioneer and Valuer, Desires to call the attention of the Inhabitants of Rby and the sorroundinR district, that he is prepared to uuocrt.ak^ all kinds of :;s AND VALUATIONS FFisonally, on the most Reasonable Terras, with prompt Cash Settlement guaranteed on Day of Sale. Also J Evans i prepared to bay for Cash Household Fnrnitnre or other Effects or Parties can Store any Ftirniture in the Sale Room until Day of Sale Free of Charge on applying to the Auctioneer 18 WELLINGTON RD., RHYL. I Worth a Guinea a Box S E M £ L& iLdL FOR ALL Bilious and Nervous Disorders, Sick Headache, Constipation, Wind and Pains in Stomach, Impaired Digestion, Disordered Liver, AND Female Ailments. ANNUAL SALE SIX MILLION BOXES. In Boxes, Is. 11(1, and 2s. 9d. each, with full directions. The Is 11d box contains 56 pills. Prepared only by the Proprietor- THOMAS BEECHAM, ST. HELENS LANCASHIRE ."IV'JIIfI'I'I'r..l:r.1I'fIo'ca. REMEMBER THE COUNTY Provision Stores TUDOR BUILDINGS, 16 WELLINGTON ROAD, RHYL, (Opposite Water Street) Is now open with an entirely NEW STOCK of High Class Pro- visions. INSPECTION INVITED, THOMAS WELSBY, Proprieter. (195 A Reliable Watch (195 Is difficult tobuy, but Here you have one! OUR FAMOUS 'i Æ/ :4" L at()J/lat Lever, Price 42s. Warranted 10 years. STERLING SILVER HALL MARKED CASE, beauli fully engraved, very strong and massive, suitable for any occupation; movement of the highest type, titled witb Chronometer Balance, full jewelled, all recent improvements, patent removable DUST PROOF CAP, perfect timists. IMPORTANT NOTICE.—To bring these fam- ous Watches within the reach of all, we are willing to send one direct from our Warehouse to any pri- vate individual on receipt of P.O. for os, with his promise to pay the balance by instalments of 411 per month. Deposit IMMEDIATELY RETURNED IF DISSATISFIED. SPECIAL NOnCE TO HOUSEHOLDERS.— Our GRAND NEW CATALOGTE contains Watches, Clocks of every description Cutlery, Electro Plate and all kinds of useful Household Coods of the Best Manufacture 43" At WHOLESALE PRICES. Goods sent for Inspection before Purchasing is desired. DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY. Address: mGLISE WATOH COMPANY, With which is amalgamated The British Household Supply Company. Head Offices & Stock Rooms— OLD SQUA-RE, BIRMINGHAM Boarding House & Hotel Furnishers. TERMS FOR ADVERTISING in the "RHYL JOURNAL." Parliamentary and Board of Trade Notices, ] s. per line. County. Municipal, Local Board, Poor Law. Joint Stock Legal and other Public Notices, Contracts, Tenders Property Sales, &e.. 6d. per line each insertion. Special Paragraph Advertisements. 6d. per line. Lone; Term Business Advertisements as per contract. Continuous Advertisements and Special Positions as per contract. Entertainment, Sermons, Schools, Furniture and Stock Sales, and all other Advertisements not specified in the foregoing or following classes, 4d. per line each inser- tion. Business and Entertainmei.t Advertisements DISPLAYED. 2s. GJ. per inch each insertion. Prepaid Advertisements. Houses Shops, Apartments, Farms, etc.. To Let r Wanted, Articles Lost, Found, or for Private Sale Servants or Situations. etc.. Wanted Once Three. Not exceeding'24 words 10 2 0 ,30 1 6 3 0 and Gd for every additional seven words for first inser- and threepence per subsequent insert. No advertisement under 2s. booked. N.B.-T)iis scale only applies to Prepaid Advertis ments, and is not applicable to Announcements from Public Bodies, Educational, Bankruptcy, or Liquidation Advertisements, Busiress, nor to any other classes than those above enumerated. Births. Marriages, and Deaths, Is. for 3 lines. As no letter addressed to initials at a Post Office arc delivered, Advertisers may have replies addressed t > Our office, 3 stamps being remitted to cover cost by those residing out of Rhyl, if we have to forward such replies Only bona-fide answers in writing admissible. Address" or "Apply" to Capital Letter, Number or Word, means applicants are not to apply personally at the Office, but by letter. All advertisements must be authenticated by name and address of sender. Whilst great pains are taken to secure the correct printing of Advertisements, the Proprietors will not be answerable for inaccuracies, nor for any consequence arising therefrom. Advertisers are requested to state distinctly the num ber of insertions which is required for their advertis ments Sctjutasuc Otlre. EL WY HALL LADIES' SCHOOL RHYL. RESIDENT EGLISH A- FOREIGN GOVERNESSES AND VISITING MASTERS. This School is specially rtcolIllUeuùed by the Eight Rev The Lord Bishop of the Diocese. For prospectus apply to the Lady Principal. ST. OSWALDIS, FAIRFIELD AVENUE RHYL. Principals THE MISSES REES. Cambridge Hon. and S. Kensington School of Aits Certs. French Paris. Assisted by a RESIDENT FRENCH GOVERNESS and VISITING PROFESSORS. A limited nomber of Papiis received. Preparation for all Exvims. iSpefial care to delicate children. Highest iieferences to Clerg3 and Parents of Pupils Prospectus on Application. 1" '—I !!■ Ill IIIHHI ■ II■■■■■■III 111— I MISS CHARLOTTE JONES, Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music, RHYL AND DENBIGH, PIANOFORTE-PLAYING, HARMONY, &c. l'upils most successful at the Examinations of R.A.M. Incorporated Society of Musicians, and Trinity College, London. Address MISS CHARLOTTE JONES, L.R.A.M., DENBIGH "f ST. ASAPH COUNTY SCHOOL. (Under & 53 Vict., c. 40). Chairu an of the Governors-SIR W. GRENVILLE WILLIAMS, BART.,of Bodelwyddan. Head Master—WILLIAM EASTERLY, LL., B.A. Second Master J. H. ARNOLD, B.A., Unitersity of Durham. Drawing Master-J. HA.NMER HUTCHINGS, Eøq Art. Mast. S.K. Science Master—CHARLES BARNES, B.Sc., Vic. toria University. Drill Sergeant—SERGEANT-INSTRUCTOR EVANS Royal Welsh Fusiliers and other Masters, &c. Pupils areprepared for all Profession a land Universit Examinations, and there is also a modern side for a thorough CommercialEducation, French and German being special. There are 8 Free Scholarships and 16 Bursaries,the Scholarshipsbeing tenable for 2 years. The buildings are large, healthy andcommodious erectedin 1881, and surrounded by six acrcsofplnyin fields. Terms or Day Scholars, £ 6 per annum, payabl in advance terminally—for Boarderbon application Heart MtpT. RHYL SCHOOL OF MUSIC PARADISE ST. MR BRYAN WARHURST, Member ii Incoiporated Society of Musicians PROFESSOR OF MUSIC, Oiganist and Choirmaster of St Julian's Church and Rilg Chapel, Convex Private Organist to the Hon. F. G. Wynn. Carnarvon also to E. O. V. Lloyd Esq, High Sheriff of Meiionethshire, gives Lessons in the following Subjects PIANO, ORGAN, SINGING, HARMONY, COUNTER POINT AND THEORY. Candidates Prepared for the Royal Academy o Music and the Royal College of Music, also the Cam. bridge Local and Government Examinations. Over 60 Pupils Passed and 8 Prizes gained from December, 1894, to April, 1897. kUW"U&v" MWin,f>iBwwaeBBttinnMW RUTHlN GRAMMAR SCHOOL. Founded by Gabriel Goodman, Dean of Westminster, 1.,95 Chairman of the Governors THE RKV. CHANCELLOR BULlvELEY O. JONES, M.A., J.P., R.P. Headmaster: THE REV. W. P. VI IJITTIKGTqN. M.A. Sometime Scholar of Jesus C'olle.Lre, Oxford Assistant f f/ ^«RA3IS' Br:A.' SJ l'S C°" fridge M' TORS 1 LI.OYD, Innity College, Dublin. as ( P. W. SHEL>OUI», Loudon University. A First-Grade Public School with Classical and Modern sides. Preparation for the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, for the Victoria University, and for the Welsh Colleges. Buys are trained for the various Scholarship Examinatiot.softhe Universities, for the Medical and other Preliminary Examina ions, and for Commercial pursuits. The New Buildings, compl'jtr.d in 1894. are finely situated on a plateau in the centre of the most beautiful part of the Vale of Clwyd. The situation is eminently bt-autiful and healthy, and the air bracing. An excellent Cricket Field faces the Buildings, and the Grounds altogether cover nearly 9 acres. The position is unrivalled for beauty and salubr ty. Ruthin is one hour,, from Rhyl, two from Liverpool, three from Manchester; References to parents in all parts of the world. Terms for Boarders extremely moderate. Individa attention given to delicate boys. Visitors to Rhyl, who come to Ruthin, may be shown over the Buildings at any time. For Prospectus and list of successes apply to the REV. W. P. WHITTINGTON, M.A., Headmaster, 1 School House, Rnthin MIDDLE-CLASS EDUCATI ON. F, WELSH, B.A. Course of Instruction: ENGLISH SUBJECTS CLASSICS, MATHEMATICS, FRENCH, BOOK. KEEPING, AKD SHORTHAND. BOARDERS RECEIVED. PRIVATE TUITION. Full particulars on application. Address-31 WATER STREET, RHYL. Next Term commences September 20th. -8: -.co ORIEL HOUSE SCHOOL. PREPARATORY DAY AND BOARDING SCHOOL FOR BOYS FROM SIX TO TWELVE YEARS OF AGE. KINDERGARTEN GLASS. For Prospectus apply to Lady Prinoipal. Winter Term, September 20tli. ARGvïLLE LADIES' COLLEGEI FT A B T PARADE, RH It. Principal-M I B S MKECIER Assisted by ber Niece, Miss Robinson (Certifi- cated Senior Cambridge and London Matriculation and fully qualified resident Foreign Governesses and visiting Professors. Pupils may be prepared for London Matricu'ation, Universities' Locals, South Kensington (Science and Art), Koyal College & Academy of Music, and Trinity College, Muoic. French German and Spanish taught (Conversation- ally and Grammatically), ELOCUTION and all styles of Drawing aiD,, Paiming. Special Class-Room for Preparatory Pupils. Reference kindly permitted to the Bishop of Bangor and parents of pupils Autumn Term-Tuesday, Sept. 19th. FAIRROI M E, RHYL LADIES' SCHOOL. Principals—The MISSES ROBERTS. Assisted by Resident Governesses. Visiting Masters for Mathematics, Modern Languages, Drawing and Vniling. h Pupils successfully Prepared for Examinafcums, Oxford and Cambridge Local, College of ri-CLMtore and London College of Music. Terms and list of references on application, 1694 THE NORTH WALES ASPHALTE PAVING COMPY Tjndeitake all .;as,-es of granolithic pavint work 1 SPECIALITIF,S-P.,tra pets, ("iirden Paths, Car- riage Drives, and Stable Yards. Terms moderate and work guaranteed. Esti. ate nd specifications on application to Hugh Roberts, Fern Bank, Rhy (8C3