TJNDER SUSPICION: A TALE OF DOMESTIC LIFE. CHAPTER XV. Ltgu father's good fortune removed the cmef obstacle in Margaret's way, and seemed to her excited imagi- nation a token for good in all that had befn.len her. j Her engagement was, of course, a nine days' wonder I to the town, even entire strangers to both parties j making it the topic of conversation, with marginal | notes and commentories on the little fortune which 1 had fallen to Mr. Grant, and. which, of ourse, was ^doubled and trebled as it passed from one to another, serving to explain matters, and to satisfy the wise researchee of public opinion. Prom the first moment that the warm folds of the plaid had been thrown around her, that d re. try stormy evening, she had rested in being cared for, as one who has buffeted long with angry waves enjoys doubly the stillness and security of some unlooked-for liaven, suddenly opening its clear, unruffled tide and sheltered shores. It was happiness enough—and so great, that it was sometimes shadowed by the fear of dIaog-to sit in the quiet of her own room, and think over all these things, as her needle flew, in the preparation of the ample, wardrobe her father had cnarged her to provide. The dread might have grown into morbid presentiment and apprehension, fead it not been for the added trust she had gained in tho wisdom and,goodness of the Providence. that had iSo far guided her life, and the strong faith—stronger than ever—that, when reverses came, she should still be helped t. rely on infinite wisdom, and lOok, be- yond all human loss or trial, to the life that is to come. Absorbed in such a reverie, her eyes dim with grateful tears, Margaret sat one morning quite alone. Xhe bad persuaded Mrs. Grant, whose disposition im- proved with her fortunes, to send the boys to school xegulariy; and Susie was gone to her morning lesson with her dear Miss Agnes—a happy.hour to the littlcj girl and her self-appointed teacher. From the brightness of the present and future, Margaret's thoughts had strayed back to the past winter, and rented on Addy Long's still unaccountable enmity towards her. She had scarcely thought of her of late, in the midst of her absorbing occupations; and as she said to herself, Poor girl! I wonder what Lewis has decided. I wish I could see her, and tell her how she has wronged herself," Mrs. Grant's maid- of-all-work, a tidy, decent girl, came up to announce a visitor. 44 Do you know the, lady, Joan ?" 44 No, mtatn; and she had a veil over her face; -nnd she said she wanted to see you very particular. She tould me to ask you if she can come up to your room. She wants tvsee you all alone. Oh, ma'am, here she is, now said the girl, with a start, flS a light step came close behind her. Margaret herself started, for it was Adelaide Long, who hwd followed r.he girl, and stood before her. Vcm wi let me come in, won't yru. Margaret? T) I IUlt ate you all alone. I w,)uld not see any rme for the world." The tone and manner were so ,o imploring, and the face, now that she -T aside li> ? Veil, looked so thin and haggard, t^at Margaret could scarcely believe it was Adelaide after ull, and when tho door was closed she sank down on t4w. nearest chair, and began sobbing hysterically. Oh, Margaret. don't tell him-Mr. Ch- Ask iiiiii not to expose me! Oh, it would kill me! You -t-uts do ani-th,ng with him, I know; ask him not to 4'3tpise it!' FWbat is it, Adelaide ? said Margaret, soothingly. | ?"ht" knew it i-ould he but one thing, yet greatly wondered tha t she should be appealed to as knowing the guilt already. I know you don't keep anything from each other, vnd rve just found out it was you was waiting at the dressmaker's that night. Oh, Margaret, I know I've fceen spiteful and wicked towards you, but don't teH, or, if you have, beg him to let me go won't you, Margaret? I felt so guilty that night, and I've ften worried about it, and wondered who it was sitting there so still. Mrs. Down said it was you; 1 asked her last night when I went to pay my bill. You've got everything in the world to make you fcappy; if you only knew how miserable I was and have been ever since it happened, you would promise me!" 44 Mr. Ch-- knows all about it, Adelaide." 44 And you will make him have the hw upon me You hate me for all I did why don't you s iy so Oh, no, Adelaide, I hate no one." ••But you must—you can't help it; I should, if I were in your placet I'vetried every way to injure you *nd hart your feelings—I know I have hut I was jealous of you, Margaret., and if you've ever felt that, you will know what made me so. It w is Albert Wood. I saw he began to talk t- you. and talk about you, and I wanted to get you out of the warehouse, out of his way; so I hid the robe first., and put the box under your counter. I did, Margaret, but I did not dream of stealing it then." Oh, how could you ?"—and Margaret Mt. grieved to the heart that any one could deliberately p'an and execute such a wrong towards another apart, from the injury to herself. Don't wring your hands so, Adelaide; try to talk quietly; I have never injured you in any way." 44 Oh, I know you never did! That was what made me bate you the more after I had done it; don't pay we back now. Oh, if you knew an 44 Tell me all then; you can trust me, Addy. I did wot even tell Mr. Ch Did not,? truly, NLtrgaret,?" And the storm of tears was stayed in wonder at suiih undreamed-of -torbearance. "Not even when they thought on to. ik it." chap 1 No, not even after I knew you had the r^be and •sad worn it. Will you not tell me now? But you vaii,ct not think that I did not. w-inf to or mean t, at first; it was a very hard strutrslo, and if I had liefli left to myself, I should have don* it." 441 don't, know why you didn't, but I will tell you.. M know you will not let Mr. Ch expose me. y you won't get down on my knees to you-111 do vmyt.hing r'pl.-R(]+-d Ad-laide. Margaret looked at her <j>rrow fully; she could not T to witness such humiliation. I can't promise for Mr. Ch-. but I know he <3oet not wish to injure you, any m' than I do. Be will do just wh-it he thinks best and right; I could ,set influeni-e I.im otherwise if f wished tn.' But, Margnret, sup(<ose that when ho was going to marry you, only he had not lOaid "0. but 1 :k,-d 31111 -8d.ed it, and waited on you. you should finfl he wnii thinking about someboilv and hesitating which to have? That was th* way of it, tn'! I knew Albert dfckrt love you, only ev,-ryhtwiy in the shop thought Sim must, have saved &Mat d.1 ")' "n..y, htwnti*e yw lived at (inmp and spent so little on yourself and I know that if 1 had had any money, he would not 3be*ttate a minute." It He did not lore you. then," said Margaret, llifcnantly. 44 You will be a great desil better tf without him. If he ha 1 loved you truly he never would h*ve thought of any one else." MI didn't care then, so I had hiin away from every ■•me else. I lo*-ed A m. Margaret; I l>»ve hi.n now Ye»,nothing hed.«s or can lit. -A-ill "¡'f>r it: but I lmow what, you mean. Never •bind, I would ikav" uiarred him, if f had felt it. "t then. 1 11" b#n taarrii d tw » nvinths, Margaret." The hitt,er:ess. the •sreenev. that paas»-d-ovw that chanjfd fa< e. told a wore piriful story than her wo'ds. She ux-ii dr^a<'y .pr. the w»«e* of wrong doi g hpr blind s If-witl and valliy had bound her, for lif. to a !ie*rt- A eq loan. Two months only. &.it] she was already a ne?Wted, suffering wife. 44 It must come out, SOOM-t witter." site said, more sullenly, when she fmiiid "mt. in her vt-f)pmpneR, riw had lietra\ ed 1-er secret "•tiie sof.ner the better; I am tired of it—tired of ewprvtljug 1 wish was d, I do!-d(mLd r' 41 You ntusi not t«'k <.<: you do not mean it; you angry at soireti "J. w. I hope you will fee liappy." Pikt a- .Marganft uttered the wish--nitil fc was said rni-^tely—she "t that there was littl* cbence of if. ful'i'inent. chap 15 Y nQ fen- w it, aH, now-j.t what, made me hatt ftm g, when lie tormented me by talking ab-iut you; <Md afterwards, I thought the dress would bo so be- Wiiiifc. I did not mean waily to take it at first, only fte make them think you had; and I waa beat 08 during him. I only wore H to make him tond of me. So kaear I was extravagant, and he did not think ol anything wrong; that was what kept him back, fee Muse I had nothing; I always spent overy shilling my dress. Ob, Margaret, if I had only knows if I had »aiy hvi son** «e to tell me, wbea ] younger, adti ittv-p we I\¡-. I never 1ms •<»ytMUi_' el 'e to du w,lh I %v. 1. ctwp 1,' fh»» utf i>fh.TS ha^ iUi.~i-.s4t tjkim If ,y.to ";1. lif. ,t. *-Iw. I It; r*- •• ng it iT cj b-ea \lJ t. bfhve 't 10-"1:1 r- jwrntliM't. "04 ,1. Slott n. t" c,. iOlr, wt 'i-i eipatli lit sj*'r/e. T,i, w tit*. j all- (lOUMi-fWMU'M- ior h c t. .s Ñ. I I know Mr. Ch only wishes your real good, Addy. He did not think it was right or-just to yfeu and to the others to let it go without any notice, and he has waited to see whether you were in fault again. He will understand it now and forgive you, if you ,will only try to do differently in all things. You will promise me to I will do anything, Margaret, I said I would; only it would kill me, don't you see, if he-Albert-should find it out. He would leave me in a minute I think I he means to sometimes, now. I did not yiean to say that, but ou don't know, you don't know P' And she wrung her hands again passionately. If Margaret had wished to see her enemy suffering double for all she had undergone, she could have had her revenge but she had tried to think gently and pity- ingly always. She had prayed many a day from an earnest soul, "Forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and turn their hearts." This was her answer. Who could tell but that, from deeps sa broken up, true penitence might spring ? She hoped so, she prayed so silently, as she tried to soothe the miserable girl. You are an angel, Margaret," said Adelaide, sud- denly, lifting her face from her hands and pushing back the disordered hair from her hot, swollen eyes. "-How can you say such things to me when you know I tried my best to injure you ? What makes you torgive me, and promise to help me?" And, as she asked the question, a dim sense of the reality of the faith which could so bend the natural human impulse of retaliation, dawned on the shame and wretchedness of the hour. It was a painful scene from first to last; and after she was gone, Margaret felt as if a great weight had been suddenly laid upon her with every recollection of that wild, haggard face. She bore it where all her own g1"1^3 were laid, for she remembered the charge, 44 Love your enemies;" and yet again, 11 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ." CHAPTER XVI. THE wedding-day had come. "At last!" said Lewis Ch-. So soon thought Margaret, as she tried to regain the calm happiness with which she had looked forward to it from the short winter days. It was difficult to do this in the unusual bustle of the household, and especially of her own room, where Kate Ch reigned supreme. They were to walk t. church, for it was but a stone's throw; and it suited the simplicity of the bride's fortunes better than the pomp and circumstance which Mrs. Ch tried to prove to her were quite indispensable. Agnes and Lewis were both on Margaret's side; and their mother was forced to content herself with the arrangement of the no longer vacant house next to Anne's in Ashburton- place. Here she toiled early and lare, with 44 Father for a busy and efficient aid, in the midst of up- holsterers and paperhangers, until she had the satis- faction of shutting the hall-door on the whole of tli- delaying, troublesome troop, and turning the key on a finished work. 44 You will at least take off your bonnet in the vestry," said Kate. Do, Margaret. I sliall not feel as if I am a bridesmaid at all." You are my first and last hairdresser, you know, Kate." I .f -.en let me do as I please. The bonnet com off-and here go these white rose-buds Ruth has brought, with all their foliage-it's just enough—and some of this trailing white vine, whatever it is-aa you won't have a wreath, and veil, and things." Margaret was content to submit to her authoritative dressing-maid. She was thinking neither of her wed- ding-dress, nor yet of Lewis, but of Susie, her child, her nursling—of her grey-haired father, who walked the rooms below with a restless, unquiet tread-and of her dead mother's charge. Susie wondered to see the long, yearning looks which followed her about the room. There was nothing that she could see to grieve about; they were not going to be separated; she had already been taken into Mrs. Ch 's confidence, and shown the dear little room Lewis had given especial charge to be fitted up for her. Her Utopiah had des- cended from the clouds; and she was to dwell in it securely, Margaret and herself really living together— not quite alone, but then she did not mind 44 brother Lewis," as she began to call him. He was an im- provement decidedly on her original scheme. A nnw life had lighted up Susie's l»rg", loving eyes, and tinged her cheek with a faint. r,e flush, the whole tace rounding and br giitening into something of the grace of childhood. Short,close "url. catching the sunlight, made up the picture anu Susie may be pardoned a little vanity in her first real white dress and blue ribbons, for she was to be second bridesmaid, and already felt quite as old as 44 Miss Ktte," who was to oiffciate, as principal attendnnt, and had drilled her thoroughly in the morning's duties, The same feeling of unreality which made her as one walking in a dream, that ChriM ir as Dav, haunted Margaret, as she ouce more entered the old church, and passed down the broad aisle towards the chancel. A glorious Easter sun had tlushed the great willwws and the churchyard with vivid green; and soft shadows came and went among the bridal party as they gathered about the rail. They were not alone. Friends and acquaintances stood up in the ample pews the old companions of Margaret's daily life. half-pleased, half envious at the prosperity which had come to her, leaned forward to catch a glimpse of her face in passing; and strangers, attracted only by the rumour of a church-wdditig, had turned aside with vague curiosity and aumiration of the queenly sim- plioitv and elegance of the bride. The rich light from the chancel window rested on her h- wed head as she knelt and strove to quell the tumu t of glad and pain- ful thought; for, though Lewis was twsiie her, she heard still her father's tremulous, parting l.Iessing, and knew how much of the brightness of his life he had cheerfully resigned. The heavy bridal corona!, the few white flowers, the full, (lowing folds of the dove- coloured silk, that i;w -pt around her to the marble pavement was all her 44 worldly arraying;" hut even Mrs. Ch-, looking on through her smiles and tenrs, was fully satisfied, and wondered she had never thought Margaret beautiful before. 44 And so endeth the wooing." with the few solemn words involving a lifetime happiness and often the des- tinies of the hereafter, with the blessing of their friend "and pwtor who knew all, and rejoiced with them—the kisses and congratulations of th se near at had, not forgetting Mrs. Grant, who, in a toilet of Margaret's choosing, sustained herself wonderfully, and controlled the hoys by manifold maternal gestures, better un- derstood th'm deqcrilwd -Kut.h'. proud, motlierly kiss, for Ruttt felt herself to be the ciiiof original cause of this fortunate climax, and certainly was confided in. and 44 made much of by them all. as if she had been—with the close pressure of the ai-m on which she leaned, and the thrilling whisner, 44 My ^if" nj they turned from the litlle crow J "Margaret" knowu henceforth as Mrs. Ch THK R, Y).
UNCLE 44 Well, Dick, what do you want NOW ? ™ Dick: "Oh, I want to be rich." Uncle: 44 Ihch! Why so?" Dick: 44Because I want to be jietted. Mamma says you must be petted, because you aie rich. But it's a great secret, and I mustn't tell." 44 DON'T waste your time in chipping off the branches," said the woodman to his son, "but iav your axe at the foot of the tree." And the vounir m m went and laid his axe at the foot of the tree, like a good and dutiful boy-and then he went a-fishing. Taw time for a man to exercise his will-power is when he finds himself likely to go down on the icy pavement. If it can hold him up it is a success, and should be encouraged. XINX out of ten groups of young ladies one over- hears talking in the street or elsewhere will be found to use the pronoun he. his, or him, just two hundred times oftener than any other word. 44 NKTKR put off until to-morrow what you can do to-day," is the old adage but now comes the modern philosopher and says. never do to-day what yiu can put off until to-morrow, for ten to one if you wait until to-morrow you will not have tll do it at all. A WRITER on fashion says: 44 It is Ule fashion in France for ladies to take tea in linnets and gloves." It may be so: we will not attempt to question the truth of the statement, but we prefer a tea-cup or even a broken pie-dish. Gloves make test taste bad. and bonnets drip 80. Yo'-Nfi Mr. Snooks had a very bad headache, and pretty Mrs. Qcnoks was reading to him. Presently she stepped and looked very much annoyed. 44 What's the matter?" asked Snooks. 44 There's a swear word in here, or what was intended for a swear word, and I wont read it! pouted Mrs. Snooks. 44 Let's see," said Sn.ob. He took the book and read: The pri- soner looked at hfr in blank astooishmnnt." A OOCKWET correspondent sends us the following riddle, and evidently thinks it very good Which is the rcoet dangerous part of Brighton ? The Lowti- ixvaneetW».t:e is "eve" in the middle, and 441" at th: w r* fr>"tahnmn, and had been lia*?ng a bad ;itne>.»r if. »j IWI\'f' hardly able to kftep my brad aiiovt- whWHiy, he said.
PONTYPRIDD BOARD OF GUARDIANS. co U.N.T Y AND UNION VALUATION IS THE UNION REPRESENTED ON COUNTCOMMITTEES ? IMPORTANT STATEMENTS. At the fortnightly meeting of the above Board, held at the Union Workhocss.Poutypridd, on Wednesday, the 7th inst., the following members were pretext:— Messrs Josiah Lewis (in the chair), W. Morgan, W. Jones, M. Powell, D. Thouias, J. Lewis (Tali's Wel-), M. Cule, T. Morgau (Fron), T. Morgan (Ttut(g), A. Cul^, E. Jones, and E. fl. Davies. Tne Clerk (Mr E. C. Spickett) placed before the Boacd the estimate of expenditure tor the furthcom- ing half-yenr, which amounted in the aggregate to A12, y 00. The Chairman remarked that it was heavy. The Clerk replitd that it was for more than one rea. son, for instance, the county rate for this hall-vear was £ ti,C0t), as against X4.-17.i, the previous halt-year. Tiieu the proportion repaid by the Local Government jfcS otird on acci unt of lunatics, &c., was smaller this bat I-) ear. Ai these matteis operated in the esti- mate. Mi W. Moi«.au Is theie ciie from this Union upon t 0 county coulniittt:es ? The Cleik No, I think you are the worst treated ULÍIJU in the whole county. Mr W. Morgan Thure ii not a worse in the world, I think. Wt are the backbone ot the couuty, still we h»\e not a single representative oil the ct MillitttC. AJr M. Cule: The Chairman is a iiitmbei: of the c unty roads ooard. air \V. Aloigau. But I mean the committer a of the a-ylum, and tne huanoc committee cf the cojuty. The Chairman I am net cer:ai:>. Mr W. Morgan I think we cu.ht to have two or three representatives from this Union. As Mr H. H. l.hys s-aid, they are managing the financial nffairs of the Union by Uienisclves. Little petty squires from the Ya.e, ho do not pay on y a couple of shillings xea. The Clerk: £á,á15 is the amount required from the punch ot Yutiadyioiiwg lor thu t urpot-ea of relief from tins Union That is ascertained oy distributing the amount required for the whole Uuiou over the rateable Vfilue of X2,il).680, whereas the portion required by theuuunty (CS.000) represents £ 2,737 from your parish, as dii-tributed over a county rate basis of £ 261,852* Mr W. Morgan: Yes, I don't think we would be any better if we were to appeal thungh they would only regret it. The Clerk: Yon would not take my advice and appeal. Mr W. Morgan But the clerk was against appeal- ing himseif, because be thought they would not listen to Ud. The Clerk: 0, no. The Chairman: This was not pressed at the desire of the Ystradyfodwg Guardians, because the county people would see that the Ystradyfodwg parish was not assessed at its proper value. Mr E. H. Davies denied that. The Clerk said he would like to give the figures with regard to the other parishes M well, because til. all showed that the basis, it such it could be called, taken by the county committee was incon- sistent. Mr M. Cule Is it not a faet that they do r ot rate public houses aud certain properties in Yntradyfodwg parish as they do in other parishes ? Tke Chairmsu: That has always been known. Mr W. Morgan: If that is the case you are very silly to take it. Mr M. Cule: The Ystradyfodwg Guardians are very numerous ou the fiuauce and assessment committees, I suppose. Mr W. Morgan No, no. Mr E. H. Davies: No, I can assure yon that Ystradyfodwg will bear comparison with the assess. ment. Mr M. Cale There is something behind the scenes. Mr T. Jotes: there is something. The matter then dropped.
TO OOSTKAClOHS AND OfilE.RS. THE PON1YPRIDD HIGHWAY BOARD is -L prepared to receive TENDEliS for Stone Metaling and the Manu <1 Labour of the Highways in the parishes of EglwysiUn, Llantrisaot, and Llau- | twit F.rdie. Tenders to he sent in, on forms to be had of the Surveyor, hjr Tuesday, the 27 th instant, addressed to E. C. Spickett, Esq., Court House, Pontypridd. I The Board retains for an un limited power of selection, ar-d does not bind itseif to accept the iowest or auy TeLder. By J. GRIFFITHS, Porth House, Porth. HighwaySurTeyor. 15.11 March, 1388. g 3l$V)£. Important News for the Ehondda Valleys. WILLIAM ELLIS JONES: BUILDEK AND UNDERTAKER, (Opposite Mr D. L. Griffiths, Draper and Grocer), YNYSH IR, Begs to inform the Publie that-owing to the great demand for WREATBS & CBOSSES for Palm Sunday, he has purchaed, a large Stock, which are to be cleared out at very nearly cost prices. Cheapest Shop in the Valleys. MR. CHAMBERLAIN'S RETURN. Mr. Chamberlain landed at Liverpool on the 10th inst., and proceeded to the Railway Hotel, where he received several addresses of welcome. In reply, he said he and his colleagues had succeeded at Wash- ington, even beyond their expectations, in effecting a settlement which they regarded as just, fair, and reasonable. He had reasen to anticipate that their work would be approved by the Canadian Legisla- ture and he would not believe that the American Senate would fail to rise superior to party spirit, and treat the new Fisheries Treaty on its merits. The right lion, gentleman met with a hearty reception on his arrival at Birmingham in the evening.
t3 THE ARISTOCRATIC ASSAULT CASE. An extremely painful case has been brought to a close at the Middlesex Sessions by the infliction of a fine of JE400 on Major Kildare Borrowes, who had, in the words of the finding of the jury, been guilty of an assault on Lord Howard de Walden occasioning actual bodily harm. The circumstances under which this family quarrel was brought about are now generally well known. The Assistant-Judge, Mr. Ediin, took occasion to say at the termination of the case that the jury had given their verdict 44 after a very patient and laborious inquiry." There never was a case, how- ever, in which the facts were more simple or more easy to deal with. Lady Howard de Walden was seriously ill, and required perfect quiet, and her sister's husband, Major Borrowes, fearing that Lord Howard would, in spite of remonstrances, disturb his wife at a most critical time, severely beat Lord Howard, who, it was alleged, was under the influence of drink at the time. If Major Borrowes had merely used such force as would have restrained Lord Howard from carrying out any intention he might have formed of going to that part of the house where the sick lady w..s, we cannot suppose that any heavy penalty would have been exacted. The attack was, unfortunately, of a most violent and merciless kind, and Mr. Edhn, besides the fine of L400, has ordered Major Borrowes to pay the costs of the prosecution.
ARREST OF PRIZE-FIGHTERS. The much talked-of prize-fight between J. L. Sulli- van, the American pugilist, and C. Mitchell, an Eng- lishman, for dElOOO, came off on the 10th inst. at a secluded spot near Creil, about 30 miles from Paris. The exact spot chosen was on Baron Rothschild's training ground, a short distance from Chantilly, where, behind some buildings and among thick woods, the ring was pitched upon a beautiful piece of turf. Fine weather prevailed during the morning, and the ground was well rolled, preparatory to hostilities com- mencing. About twelve o'clock the men arrived, and when all was in readiness the gathering numbered 41 persons, including the seconds and officials. Before the fight began Sullivan offered to bet £ 500 on him- self, but Mitchell refused the wager. At 12.52 the men faced each other. After they had been fighting for an hour rain began to fall, a cold wind blew, and the ground became very slippery. Sullivan endeavoured to force the fighting, but Mitchell's tactics appeared to be to tire out the American, whose blows he avoided by retreating, dodging, or dropping. After 39 rounds, lasting three hours and eleven minutes, had been fought, Mitchell's second suggested to Sullivan that he should make it a 44 draw." To this the American assented, and the fight was brought to a close, the combatants shaking hands. The fight finished as orderly as it commenced. The principals having dressed themselves, the whole party left the battle-ground in carriages. The majority elected to journey to Paris by way of Creil, but had not proceeded far when gendarmes appeared and arrested all of them except one man, who ran away. A shot was fired in th" air to alarm him, but as he did not stop a second was fired at his body, though; as he took to the wood at Apremont, he escaped. The prisoners, including both Sullivan and Mitchell, were taken to Senlis and lodged in gaol at that place. After being detained for several hours they were all liberated except the principals. The pugilists were I medically attended, and it was reported that Sul- livan's left arm was fractured, and that Mitchell had two ribs broken.
I ADVERTISING FOR A WIFE. William George Painter, 27, gardener, was charged, at Hanley Quarter Sessions, with obtaining large quantities of household furniture and other articles by false pretences from various tradespeople in Hanley, under somewhat extraordinary circumstances. It appears that prisoner had recently come into the district, representing that he had purchased a large nursery at Stoke-on-Trent. He gave extensive orders to furniture dealers, jewellers, and other tradesmen, and by this means furnished a house in a somewhat lavish manner. He then advertised in one of the London papers for a wife, and received numerous re- plies. One of these was from a young lady at Leicester, who, after further correspondence, had a per- sonal interview with the prisoner at his house at Stokc- on-Trent. Not satisfied, however, with first appear- ances, she inquired into prisoner's antecedents and character, and ultimately declined the proffered hand and home. Shortly afterwards the attention of the police was called to prisoner's transactions, and it was then fouud that lie was a well-known character, hav- ing been convicted at Chester for obtaining goods by false pretences, and he had also been convicted ot shop-breaking. It was further ascertained that he had a wife and four children in the Congleton Union, lie having deserted them some time ago. He was sent to prison for six months, with hard labour.
— 11 —" THE LbAVF.LLY AND SWANSKA MURDERS. On Tnps'Lty mornirtf David Rees, the LImiflW murderer, underwent the extrenif penalty of the lawnt Carmarthen r-aol, sifter mftkinjj a complete confession of his gnilt. At the Glumorgarshire ^Mi'zes, on Wed- nesday, David Davie. of Swansea, was fonnd guilty of h'*viog innrdared his wife, but that Ito wpm ir"JlihJ,. for his •ofcions on the ;ro'tn«i* of inanity.
WHAT THY SAY AND ff HY. THEY SAY 11. When a person has been saved from the agonies of a terrible and untimely death, or, indeed, when he has avoided intense suffering of any kind, it is only nataral that he should be grateful, and desire that others should, learn. of and be benefitted by his fortunate ex- perier.ce. Such has been the inspiration of every tes- timonial which Messrs 11. H. Warner have given to th. public, aud the following experiences are pu blished with the hope that the afflicted may be benefitted The Hev. W. Cave, Fulfcrd Road, York, says: "I have suffered from kidney complaints for past thirty ye irs. I have tried various medicines, and have been under tbe care ot physicians, who advised me not to bop", for relief for a number of years. I learned of Warner's Safe Cure from a personal friend: He ad vitkrl me to try it, and I did so, and I must say with the greatest snece", as I have received relief. I find that I sleep much better, and do not pasa the large ar>iount ot water that I did previous to usinn the medi- ciue. I have been in the ministry sixty-three years, and have recommended the medicines to all whom I have met who have suffered from similar complaints." Mr F. Welch, 12, Wordsworth Street, Marsh Lane, Boolle, Liverpool, writes: "I have much pleasure in testilying to the good effects of Warners Safe Cure. Afier some years of suffering from severe liver com- plaint and others complicatil ns arising therefrom,and trying allhilJos of so-called remedies Horn the medical pioiK-ssion and others, I was persuaded by a friend to tnk-j Warner's Safe Cure. One bottle gave me great rdisf, and after taking five bottles I am thankful to say a perfect Ture was effected." Air B. Nevvbald, Raglan Terrace, Whitby, says: "For upwards of ton years I suffered mucn, and at times severely, from dyspepsia and liver complaint, which rendered my existence a complete burden. About eighteen months ago I broke down altogether, and both my medical man and my friends thought that things wouid go hard with me. I was confined to the house nine weeks, and unable to work altogether about four .months. During the time of my worst symptoms I was recommended Warner's Safe Cure, and words tail to express the difference in me and my feelings after taking five or six bottles. I persevered in the use of the Safe Cure until I had taken twenty bottles, when I found myself better than I had been for years before." Mr A. Aldous, 81, Hatton Garden, London, E.C., writes "A sister of mine, having suffered much from dyspepsia and loss of appetite, was induced to try Warner's Safe Cure, and found the remedy most effi- cacious. You are at liberty to publicly use this tes- timonial." Statements like the above are all the more valuable jecause they are volunteered, and are simply the grateful exuressions of people who have been beiaefitted )y this wonderful remedy. Thousandfi are suffering teedlessly who might be cured if they would but act ipon the advice given above. Warners Safe Cure can )e procured of all chemists, at 43 6d per bottle, or of "1. H. WARNER & Co., 86, Clerkenwell Road, London, .C.
IHE GREAT WESTERN COLLIERY COMPANY. ACQUISITION OF 600 ACRKS OF THE CARDIFF-RH.'NDDA COM- PANY'S PROPEttVY. The annual meeting of the shareholders of the Great Western Colliery Company (Limited). Cardiff, was held on Thursday at the- company's office*, Bristol.)'nier the presidency ofMr Joseph Weathered. There was a large attendance of shareholders. The Cbairmnn, in moving the adoption of thn leport, said though the great strike in the North • Ei gland in the early part of last year "6 a con- siderable impetus to the coal trade of South Waits, it scarcely affected the prices. A considerable num- ber of collieries u. losing inojuey. but they were living in hopes of btttec doings, and he trusted their expectations would be realised. The directors bad acquired au additional area of 642 acres of uii- wrou^ht »t<am coal from tbe Cardiff-Rhondda Colliery Company (Limited) for £10,000, iuclusive of a pit sunk to the house coal seams, and another to to the depth of abont 300 yards. The coal was admirably situated for working at the Great Wes tern pits, and should prove as profitable as auy ethc pait of th-ir eonoeru. Mr T. FosUr Brown (Cardiff) seoonded the motion, which was adopted. The Chairman, in reply to questions as to whether th..y would be ablj to maintain their 18 per cent. dividend, raid that it was eatly in the year to sav whether they could or no. It depended pretty mucn upon the price of coal. If pricee went up, he had ureat liopas they would be able to eontinae to pay th. 10 pfr cent, dividend ON both productive and non- productive capital. The usual resolutions were afterwards passed.
IMPORTANT TO LADIES.—KftBJtica "Worati C-I*hraud GUliN>A COBSfcTfl may toe ehtained trtalaer Agent*, JORM ICTA30 kKB o, ft VrT»VJJ>D. SOUTHERN RUBBER CO. a er Poo s Waterproofs! Waterproofs!! TO BE SOLD AT A GREAT SACRIFICE. i!' -=-=:=====.=- -=- Daring the months of March and April we purpose Clearing out the whole of our Surplus Stock nt GREATLY REDUCED PRICES CONSISTING OF Gentlemen's Waterproof Tweed Coats from ISs 6d Ditto Ditto with eapes „ 148 6d Gentlemen's Waterproof Tweed and other Leggings from Is lid Ladies' Waterproof Mantles, best Make „ 4s lOa, Waterproof Carriage Rugs of various qualities from 6s 9d Waterproof Nursing A prons „ is Oilskin clothing in all qualities and various prices. Footballs of Best Quality 3s Id to 8s 6d HOT WATER BOTTLES, CUSHIONS, AIR PILLOWS, BED SHEETING, &c. AT CLEARING PRICES. The above Goods, forming the surplus balance of the present Season's Stock, are in splendid condition and of excellent value, and must be cleared out to make room for — SXJMJyEEJR G-OOIDS. Wholesale buyers liberally dealt with. THE SOUTHERN RUIJBEl CO., 80, High Street, Pontypridd. A SPLENDID SHOW OF Confectionery, Chocolate, Biscuits, AND FANCY GOODS, AT J. COOMIJBJES. Market steet, Pontypridd. TRY OUR CAKE, IT IS THE BEST AND CHEAPEST. Great SALE of Ironmongery Goods. A Rare an %n.able Opportunity for the Publie. j In consequence of the removal of the large Stock of Ironmongery Hoods from the Old Warehouse (in view of preparing for the erection of the proposed Arcade between Market Street and St. Catherine-Street), M. EYANS AND SON, T -E? IHON OG-ES, 88, Taff Street, and Evans' Court. Pontypridd, Beg to announce that they now offer, at a great sacrifice, a large assortment of General and Furnishing Ironmongery, Colliery Requisites Household Goods, &c., &c.. Including Patent Packings, Steam and Chilk Gan Metal Fittings; Bedsteads and Beddings, Patent Open and Close Fire RanoM. Kegiater Grates, Ga3 Chandeliers; Oil and Colours, Fender and Fender Irons, Coal Vases, Tray*, Filters, Toilet Ware, Cuttory, Baths, Electro-plate, Lamps, Stoves, Guriti, Ptatols, Revolvers, and Sporting rt-qaisites. M. K. & ON are Agent* for patent Washing and Mangling Machines, and Agricultural Implements of aU kinds. The above Clearance Sale of stock affords an excellent opportunity to the publio of obtaining Good CHRISTMAS AND NEW YSAS S BARGAINS. Experienced Workmen kept in the Gasftttiug. Electric Bell Fitting, Ut-Ilhanging. and Smith and Tinplate Work in all their braAohf*. The Ironmongery Viroois desoribdd ..00 ve most bo CLEARED AT AN ASTONISHING SACRIFICE Inspjctiti is Respectfully Solicited, is prompt Clearance Is seeiti- Note the Address— M. EVANS AND SON, 88J Taff Street, Pontypridd. IMPORTANT NOTICE. riiitng-e of Ptital Addre. Ira 96, NBWGATE STREET, LONDON, B.C. STEWARD DAWSON A CO., LITHHTOOL, baYt ks now the pleasure of informing thett numerous CoBtomerg THAT they REMOYBD THEIR POSTAL ASD ORDER DEPARTMENT to the abore atiaress, where they bave secured most suitable premiies in the very Contro of the City of London, eitaato about 100 yard* from the Gonoral Pout Office. 8. D. & Co. cordially invite all visitorp. to the Metropolia to give them a call and inspect the LARGEST Ayr BEST STOCK ov ENGLISH WATCHES IN THE WORLD. 'i. D. A Co., in retvraing an numessuredrolum* of thanka to Their Myriad of Patrons, desire to atid that in UR ttuar* n •«« p*«t) no oxpenie will be •pared in order to merit a COHTWUBD and ISMEAHKD PATKBME*. S. D. Co'A motto will be to «»E their Caetomrrt BttUr TaJ*e than Ever, and a foil »bare of Caetomrrt B,tt4r YQJ. thenever, and a fallpbar. of all the benefits that arise from an ever advancing ard more perfoct EY«tem of the «b din»ion of Labour. All ordem sent to their London addroes will receive cirffsl and prompt execution, and watch buyers who patronize S. D. A CO. will find, on oompariaon, that STEWART urn > nl WOULD FA a to Ewe wan WATCH m are the bent, mw improved, AND without eieeption the Tory beet Talee in the wide w JRLD Note New Address- flTIViBT DAW-1,11 A Cm., 96, NEWGATE STRZET, LONDON, B.C. .-IJTI. Write for Illustrated Wateh Pamphlet OEFOBE BOYIKfi A WATCH AVTWHSKE, wriU fa D THE sent '"FT "JJ APFFCATTON TR *« LABQBST WATCH MAKURACTI/AAA. FFITU FecKM* U4O. by *be.. LARGXRT WAICIL MAKURACTI/AAA. IFIlts Fevrost 174iL te..f fTft^RUSSEL (M*«a re t«ii Qwm*). C T. It. RUSSICL (Mig*R. TO TNU qu"*). CONSUMPTION AND ITS FINAL CtTSX. Two EMDNL ML Fifty Tbooui Oofiaa have AO^ b8ea..el MR. G. T. CONGREVES Work « CONSUMPTION J. Actkma, Shrenia Bronohitie, ether Cheat Maeaaoy 81XPENCE (Pot Frmf, fnm NII"aJ iUJQT STOCK. St. Utfm, C|| UIMT pmuwiro, th* APPENDIX J IWthoaW** T^atfc* Wbf a vepriafc e* taM TwaaalTkiw Baatai IRTEIESTIIt A AUTHCITIC CASES mlaotod from Am vUek beve appaarai la fl|i WeeMy 1.18 fc— IM1 %» *e |nial tt—. < NOTE* we aaaeaiad ta simf «T NHN eaaaa ^NW tho OOTTE IM- WMALmnd KKMANINTFTZi Thi$Apwfdlx mnt POST FSEE h«MK UttotoflmmtS. 600MSELOOSE, l.^| t
THE JUBILEE TEAR 9!XPENCE (Pot Frmf, fnm *e A*fte*«r. 1 iUJQT STOCK. St. Utfm, C|| UIMT pmuwiro, th* APPENDIX J IWthoaW** T^atfc* Wbf a vepriafc e* taM TwaaalTkiw Baatai IRTEIESTIIt A AUTHCITIC CASES mlaotod from Am vUek haw appaarai la fl|i WeeMy J.—H fc— IM1 %» *e |nial tt—. NOTE* we aaaeaiad ta simf «T NHN eaaaa ^NW tho OOTTE IM- WMALmnd KKMANINTFTZi Thi$Apwfdlx mnt POST FSEE h«MK UttotoflmmtS. 600MSELOOSE, l.^| THE JUBILEE TEAR Is already, and will yet be, oolobratol by tho of Hundreds of thousand* of poor sufferer* FRE# various Bleol Skin, and Norve desoasoa, whioh a* most marvellously effected by the ose of the renowned REMEDY, viz:—Hughes' Blood Pilla, LA U* 9« 44, and U FTD., of all medicine vaadora. Printed and Pabtioked Wy Daviee Brothers, ML 24, *»d S6. Mill »t»«a», PoatyprkM. )N M COMITY el flfuaian^B, IKJar March l