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DEATH OF A TEIL-IFOll OLD…

ATTEMPTED SUICIDE AT POHTTPBIDD

Eli OF AIEIDER OF THE LLABWOMO…

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Eli OF AIEIDER OF THE LLABWOMO SCHOOL BOARD. MISTAKING LINIMENT FOR MEDICINB. Mr. F. W. Ralfe, a gentleman canying on business as a colliery store merchaBt at 84, West Btite-street, Cardiff, died at bie residence at Llanoaiach early on Vhurvda-y morning under most distressing cireum- stance*. For MWS time Mr. Bilfe had been a wMttMe mattyr to Thevsiatun m his arms. and bands, and, besides taking a coarse of medicine, rarutarly applied a liniment to bis eaBering limbs. Otherwise bis general health was excellent. He left Xlaneaiach for Cardiff as anal on Wednesday morn- rr*. after business, returned home by the six V-fa-V train. At tbe usual hour he retired to bed, that abont two o'clock on Thursday morning rose in the dsik to partake of his medicine. Unhappily however, he mistook the bottle containing the poison- 088 liniment for that containing the medicine, and I jpartook of a somewhat large dose. Help was im- mediately summoned, but before Dr. W. W. Leigh, his medical attendant, anived Mr. Ralfe expired. Tbe deceased gentleman, who was about 50 years of mgm, wss a Widower, and leaves a family of two sons IIIICI four daughters, the youngest of whom is about 13 years of age. Deceased was a member of the XlanwonnoHrhool Board. Mr. Ralfe was a gentleman of tbe most cental and kindly disposition, and his loss will be keenly felt by a large eircle of friends, both at JUaneaiaeh and at Cardiff. He was a Manxman by birth, and. after travelling almcst all over the world, took up hit residence St Llancaiach as manager of tbe Powell Gelligaer Cerapany's enllieries, which position he maintained until the works clar-ed, a f«w jrears ago, when be con)nieneed business at Cardiff, ati',I. b-,wever, onf inking his resi enoeatlilaHctiaeh. On hatnrday, in the tliniag room at Llaucaiach House, Iilancaiacb, an inquest ww held before Mr. B. J. Wnra.' district comwr, and a jnry of whom Mr. W. Knapmaa was ioiemau, on the body of Jkjr. Frederick "Wbittieid Ralfe. Mr. Rob«rt Whitfield Ralfe. who occupied the same bedroom as hi<« father, w»> the Srst witness called. He said Ai)" father was Jorty-uir.e years of age last llidbda). Co Thursday morning, about two o clock, I was awakened by hciriiin my father coughiug in the room. He "ppctfed to be in great pain. He told me io go for my aunt, «.)«* WIto. in bed in another rooJ01, as be did II' t feel well. Mia* Henriettt JnLna' n »• id the deeeaird was hee vitrotber in law. From v.butt she was told by bar, nephew, she went to Mr. Ralfe's room at two o'clock on Thursday momius. From what IJhct observed in 4fce room, she s*aid, "What have yoa done ?_ Ha v» Sm taken thu liiiinrsnt instead, oy the inedjoitia ? e r»-pli< d, I >n sadly afraid I have. In a few aliuntew-i--e, MM)k into* stapor, and never recoverod jafterwards Di. W. W. Leigh .gwid; 1 was, nalW to see Mr. Bolfe on Tbnr-day moruiog. I reached here aBirtrt <tttfta o'clock un Tijurs^ay^ iitljriiijig. Mr. Ralfe was -d." when I rfaolud the house. He appeared to be i&latiuhed uiid if un about the mouth. J-had attend- vd him far rhei.tii«vi^tu,.and had tmpplied hint with -Onudiciiie -lid itAiiemt. Irbe" liniot-ut contained aconite, and aa sn^H^d three year* ai»o. on March 325th, Tbe v>:mit rm»lt strongly of liniment. ^Aocnite is a deadly uoiMn. I saw Mr. Kalfa three sraeks ago la»t Mu^aay sx. tiioa- He called un me on Iwiinisi Thete .u nothisg in his manner to lead -4oe to suspect b? bad any intention of doiuJt away with himself. Both bottles were on the cheat of drawers, and the culotir of their content* was some- what similar. The liniment visa labelled Poison The bottle is an t it:bt oonce one, and was supplied when the linimec; v\a/pi; cured. The Coroner remaiked that it was a great pity that ttat ribbed bottles wete not need for poisons, as that -.OG1d prevent aad mistakes of this kind. A verdict of "Death throng u misadventure through Making poison in mistake for medicine" was returned.

Rhondda Police Intelligence.

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WHOLESALEPLUNDERING.

STEALIK6 A CHSItf AND ICNEY…

I "ALL NATIONS 1ITNESSES:,…

CBUUCH BAZAAR AT PORTH. -

ITOPICS OF THE WEEK.

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EXTENSIVE THEFTS BY A SEAMSTRESS.

THE MATRfMONIAlTDIFFlcULTIES…

SERIOUS CHARGE AG AIWST CLERGYIFAN,

TTIE, SUNDAY QUESTION AT SALFORD.

EXTRAORDINARY MISREPRESENTATION.

A BRUTAL SON."

ITHE SOUTHPORT LIFEBOAT DISASTER.

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