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SUICIDE OF A BARONET'S SON. An inquest has been held at Conndon, near Bishop Auckand, touching the death of Mr W. G. G. Stokes (30), M.B., M.A., of Cambridge, who died on Satur. j day morning from morphia poison taken between Thursday night and Friday morning. Sir G. G. Stokes, who, with Lady Stokes, had travelled direct from Ireland on receipt of a telegram, identified the body as that of thpir son.—Evidence showed that Mr Stokes only arrived in the district to take a partner- ship with Dr Wardle on the 15th ult., and he took up reidence at Coundon on Tuesday last. The house- keeper left him in the surgery, but getting no answer next morning, she and a neighbour entered the room and found him apparently sleeping, but breathing heavily. On the mantel was a letter in ink aa follows:— August 24th, 1?93. My memory is going fast. My nerves are gone. I feel I am going mad. I mean to sleep sound to-night. May God and my family forgive me. WM. G. G. STOKES. 1.20.-1 am getting drowsy, but have not slept. 2.45.—Have got no sleep. I am tired of this. Dr Wardle kept him alive by artificial respiration, and kept the heart going by the action of electricity for 16 hours but he was never conscious.—The jury at first found that death had resulted from an over- dose of morphia taken during temporary insanity.— The Coroner: Does that mean he committed suicide by an overdose of morphia taken whilst temporarily insane ?—The Foreman No.—The Coroner explained the law, and pointed especially to the letter, and the jury then found that the deceased man committed suicide by taking an overdose of morphia whilst temporarily insane.
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THE SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A SHREWSBURY AUCTIONEER. At Shrewsbury Borough Police-court on Tuesday, before G. Evans. Esq. (Mayor), R. E. Rogers, and G. J. Holt, Esqe., John Charles Jones was brought up on remand charged with hiivingalter being adjudged a bankrupt, quitted, England and taken with him X-200 in moeey, which ought by law to have been divided amongst his creditors. Mr F. W. Williams prosecuted on behal of the Crown, and Mr E. Maurice Jones, of Welshpool, defended. In openint, Mr Williams said he appeared on be- half of the Director of Public Prosecutions to sup- port an information laid against defendant under tie 12th Section of the Debtor's Act, 1869, which pro. vided punishment for any person, who, having once been adjudged a bankrupt, quitted England, aud took with him, or attempted to take, or who madf preparations for taking money, which belonged to his creditors, with an intention to defraud them. First of all defendant was charged with felony, in that he quitted England with money, and secondly, that he made preparations before the beginning of his bank. ruptcy for so doing. Defendant was originally, many years ago, in business in Shrewsbury as the agent of a brewery company. He left and went to New Zealand, and there followed a busines-, the character of which he (Mr Williams) was not acquainted with, and which did not, he thought, at present bear materially on the case In December, 1891, be re- turned to England, leaving behind him a wife and either thirteen or fifteen children. On arriving in England defendant went to a relative of his, whose name he did not wish to introduce into the case uu. less it was absolutely necessary. He dropped this hint obviously with a purpose, and it depended upon his friend, Mr Maurice Jones, as to whether the name of the gentleman referred to was introduced. Defendant seemed to have resided in Shrewsbury un- til March, 1892, and then he started business as an auctioneer. On the character of his business he (Mr Williims) wished to lay stress. Why the business of au auctioneer? This be could not fathom. Defendant had had no previous experience in such a business, and the only reason which occurred to his mind was that such a business gave him facilities for perform- ing certain actions which calminated in the present proceedings. The first business transaction as an auctioneer was the opening of a banking account at Uttometer. m bete, in the Birmingham and District Counties Bank, he placed £ 50 to his own credit. He afterwards opened another account at t,he Shrews- bury branch of the same bank. From March, 1892, until April 14, 1893, he continued to act as an auc- tioneer. He would prove to their worships that de- fendant obtained mmoy by one sustained effort be. fore leaving Shrewsbury for New Zealand, that he put the money obtained in his pocket, and left the creditors behind. Ho went to London, where be changed the money he got at Shrewsbury for a letter of credit upon a bank at Melbourne,and sailed for New Zealand on the way to Australia on June 3rd. If he proved these simple facts he would ask their worships to commit defendant to take his trial at the lforth- coming Quarter Sessions. Defendant had been ad- judged a bankrupt, and as such was bound by law to answer all questions relating to his conduct, his dealings, and his property, under section 17 of the Bankruptcy Act, 1883. The defendant bad had an opportunity of doing so, and had thought fit not to avail himself of it. He had been informed, and it was within the knowledge of the Court, that defen- dant was arrested at Port Said by Sergeant Lloyd. Nothing was found upon him, and he was informed that Jones was not under strict arrest at Port Said when P.S. Lloyd took charge of him, and therefore hy had ample opportunity to forward the letter of credit which he obtained in London to his friends or relatives in New Zealand or elsewhere. Defendant left Shrewsbury on April 14, and in his examination he said he went straight on to the Waverley Tem- perance Hotel, London, and with regard to this wit- nesses would be called. Before he left Shrewsbury he had in his hands .£34 18 6d, the proceeds of a sale which he conducted at the Lion Hotel nn the two days previously to his departure, and that sum was made up in the following way:—Total amount of sales £ 43 3s 9d, out of which he paid X6 6s 5d for a few personal purchases, and £1 188 6d in little ex- penses. which i educed thd amount to .£34 18s 6d. He had also in his possession an item of X15, which was received by Mr Heaney, his clerk, from Mrs Bowen, of Greenfields, and £ '12 received from Messrs Skid- more and Sons, Auctioneers, Wolverhampton. Then defendant figured in what he might call ingenious transactions with regard to banking accounts. On April 14 he went to the Shrewsbury branch of the Birmingham and District Counties Bank, and pre- viously to doing so he instructed Mr Heaney to draw a cheque payable to himself for J £ 120, and that cheque he took with him and cashed, and obtained the amount in £ 5 notes. This was in the afternoon of April 14. Later on Mr Gill, the manager of the Shrewsbury Bank, found the defendant waiting for him at the ba.nk, and apparently, from what he told people, he was going to London to buy wines (laughter). So he wauted X20 more, but this would have caused him to overdraw his account, so in Mr Gill's presence he produced from his pocket an accep- tance by the gentleman who bad been referred to as defendant's relative, and placed that to the credit of his own account, whereupon Mr Gill gave instruc- tions to his cashier to give defendant a further cheque for R20, making .£140 in all. There was no doubt defendant on April 14 collected a good deal of money. On April 6 defendant wrote a letter to Mr Smith, the manager of the bank at Uttoxeter, asking him to kindly make up his bank book, and return it in due course. On April 12 defendant wrote again to Mr Smith, asking him to kindly send him a banker's diaft on the Birmingham District and Counties Bank in London, signed for .£1000 He said in his letter he was going to London to buy large quantities of wine, and that he would put the balance right on his re- turn. In this letter was a postscript which said:— "My partner brings in his capital on May 1st. There were two cheques enclosed.in the letter, one a blank cheque, and the other a cheque for X20 drawn upon the Shrewsbury High-street Branch of the bank named. X89 was supplied by the Uttoxeter Bank, and this went into defendant's pocket with the .£140. Witnesses would be called to say there were £ 200 at least in the hands of the defendant when he was at the Waverley Hotel, and that he re- quested Mus Cranston, who was acting manageress, to take possession of the money, which she did until he asked her for it when he left. A transaction also took place between defendant and a Mr Noakes, pianoforte manufacturer, London, to whom defendant was indebted in the sum of .£46 17s, payable on March 7, 1893. On that date defendant sent him a cheque for X14, which was duly honoured, and at the same time an acceptance for .£32 17s payable at one month, which became due on April 10, 1893. On April 5th defendant wrote to Mr Noakes regretting his inability to meet the bill due on April 10, and enclosing two post-dated cheques dated April 5 and April 7 respectively, one for X20, and the other for £ 1217s. When the bill became due he was not in Shrewsbury. It was a. strange circum- stance that all the post-dated cheques were dated after the time defendant left Shrewsbury, and whether this could be considered preparation for leaving England would be for their worships to say, and with regard to it he did not anticipate any doubt. After describing transactions with a Liverpool firm, Mr Williams said about this time things were getting to a crisis. Something hid to be done, and things were getting ripe for the doing, the creditors had to be quieted, and this was why the post-dated cheques were sent, and with regard to this he felt their worships would say there was a prima facie case against defendant. On April 14 de- fendant went to London, and a good many inquiries were made with regard to him. On April 17, defen- dant's clerk received a telegram as follows :—"Home to-oight." It was a striking fact that the morning the telegram was dispatched from London the defen- dant visited the office of Mr Redshawe Williams, a solicitor, and instructed him to prepare a power o! ttorney, which would be produced and proved. It was made in favour of Mr Richard Edward Clarke solicitor, Shrewsbury, and in that document defen- dant recited his intention of quitting England. Afterwards defendant wrote a letter to Mr Heaney; which showed that he never intended coming to Shrewsbury, and suggested suicide. The letter read I may say you'll never see me again. You know I suffer from a very painful disease. I find no cure for it, so that with my troubles, domestic and busi- ness, I shall do away with myself. I have given a power of attorney to Mr Clarke. Do everything you can to assist him."—Defendant took his passage o- May 25th to New Zealand, and paid Y,20 to a shin- ping company, whose representative would give evidence, and sailed on the 3rd of June. A witnes? with whom Jones lodged in Shrewsbury—Mrs Evan*, of St. George'soøtreet-wo'tld also The called. He took most of his things away with him and said 1-0, was not going to London. Amongst other things he took some dirty linen with him, which he (Mr Williams) submitted wsii rather unusual when a mai went to L"->don for « few dflva (lauehter). Charles Farmer, Ditherington, elenrk to the County Court Registrar, produced the official rtcord of de- fendant's bankruptcy. A. C. Redshawe Williams, solicitor, London, I!id he executed a power of attorney defendant's re- quest. To the beat of his belief defendant was the man. Fiank Carisa, assistant official receiver in bank- ruptcy, said the Bale of defendant's effects by Messrs Hall, Wateridge and 0.ven realised £ 73 14s 3d. His liabilities were £ 756, and his assets £100 9* 611 Aftea defendant's departure £ 21 10s was paid to M* credit into the bank through Mr Hearev froreSSr H. Kynwton, brewer, Wem, for casks sold to him by defendant. Henry Kynaaton, Wem, corroborated the latter statement. Evidence as to the cheque transactions referred to in Mr William'f speech, was given by Mr H. W. Lea, Birmingham, Mr A. Gill, Shrewsbury, and Mr H. W. Smith, Uttoxeter, after which the Court rose, the defendant being remanded until the next day. The following evidence was given on Wednesday -Thomas Dolby, porter at the Waverley Hotel, Kingstreet, Cheapside, London, said he recognised tne prisoner as the person who arrived at the, hotel on the UOih May, and left on the 2nd June.WitnetB saw him take his bat-box down to the office to deposit with the manageress. The box contained Bauk of England notes. Miss Kate Cranstoun deposed that at the end of May last she was acting as manageress of the Waverley Hotel. She did not recoguise the prisoner but remembered a gentleman, who gave the name of Jones, placing some money in her care. The money consisted of £ 200 in Mk Bank of England notes. Mrs Elizabeth Bowen, Hotspur-street, Greenfields. Shrewsbury, deposed that on the 13th April last she paid for a piano, purchased from Jones s sale at the Lion Aotel. She paid .£15 10s for the instrument, aud got a receipt from the prisoner's clerk. Frederick Skidmore, auctioneer, residing in Bil- ston-street, Wolverhampton, t!aid he had had dealinga with the prisoner for some months. Towards tue end of March lasc he received a consignment of gojds trom the prisoner. Some correspondence took piace and on the 11th of April witness advanced X30 to the prisoner personally on the goods. Shortly aftet: making tue advance witness received another piano, and gave a cheque for X12, which was acceptt d by the cierk, who gave a receipt for the same.-Croc; • .amin d: Transactions sucu as these wei e familiar t witness as an auctioneer. Mr Arthur Frank Nokes, residing at High Holborri, London, said he carried on business at that bddress i under the style of Swanborough and Co., piauutoru manufacturers. In February, 1893, witness sold to the prisoner three pianofortes, and in March be re ceived a cheque for X14 and an acceptanoe at one month for .-£3;¿ 17s lOd, which became due on the 10th April. Prior to this date, however, prisoner Wtote asking the firm not to present the Dill, but they hau already done so, and it was then agreed that the firm shouti forward Jones a cheque to enable him to take up the bill. Jones returned one of his own cheques wnich was post dated. When preseuted the chtque was dishonoured, and witness's firm were now creditors for the .£21) and £ 30 13s for goods. Samuel Hands, Pershore-street, Birmingham, said he was a member of the firm of S. and J. Hanus. carrying on business as furniture manufacturers at that address. Early in January, 1893, prisoner gave them the acceptance produced for £ 30 18s, due the 13th April. On the 8th April witness received a let- ter from the prisoner asking them not to present the bill as hA had some expenses to meet. He enclosed a cheque dated 17th April. On getting the letter wit ness returned the acceptance, but the cheque was not honoured, and the firm were creditors against the estate for the amount of that cheque, and the value of some goods.—Cross-examined The goods were supplied in November and December, 1892, and January, 1893. Mr u. W. xihodes, cashier to Messrs Barclay and Co., bankers, London, produced a draft for £ 89. On the morning of the 15th April the draft was presented ;o witness across the counter by the prisoner, to the best of his belief. Witness gave him in exchange 17 £ 5 Bank of England notes, the numbers of which were known, and X4 in cash. Mr Charles Griffin Deane, cashier in the Bank of Australasia, London, deposed that cn the 25th May, a gentleman, describing himself as Mr John Jones, of London, tendered t5 Bank of England notes to the amount of.9200, for which he received in exchange a letter of credit on the Melbourne branch of the bank in favour of John Jones." The gentleman tendered a specimen of bit3 signature to be forwarded to Mel- bourne for purposes of identification there, and also a. requisition note. Upon the back of the requisition witness made a memorandum, because it was meet unusual for no address to be given. The fact awaken- ed a little suspicion. The gentleman said he was passing through London, and had no address. He displayed a great deal of nervousness when at the bank, and one of the clerks filled up the requisition note in conseqnence. The man said he could easily identify himself at Melbourne, as he was a brother of Sir Pryce Pryce-Jones.-Croge-examined To the best of his belief the prisoner was the man who called au the bank. Edwin Bulmer Hooke, clerk with Messrs Anderson, shipowners, recognised prisoner, and said on the evening of the 25th May, he called at their office to book his passage to Port Lyttleton, via Melbourne, paying his passage money £ 20. In course of conver- sation prisoner stated that he had taken a draft for his available cash on an Australian bank. Witness believed he handled the draft. Prisoner said he was brother to Sir Prycc Pryce-Jones, M.P. He booked in the name of John Jones, and tailed on the Oroya, on the 2nd June. Mr R. E. Clarke, solicitor, Shrewsbury, said that in the early part of the year he acted for the pris- oner. In May last he received from a solicitor in London a power of attorney, but did not act under it as it was made out in the name of Charles Edward Clarke." At this time Jones was indebted to the firm to the extent of over .£100, without ooats, but they held ample security, Mrs Martha Evans, St. George's-street, Shrews- bury, deposed that prisoner lodged with her from the 3rd to the 14th of April. On that day she heard that j he was leaving, aua went down to his office, tilling j him that it looked rather strange him taking his things away. The" things" consisted of his brushes dnd rug and his dirty linen. Witness asked him to pay her, and he did so. She asked him it he was coming back, 6nd he replied," Yes, I think I shall, on Monday." Witness heard nothing more of him. John Heaney, said he was formerly clerk for tue prisoner. Jones went away on the night of the 14th April. A few days before, witness drew a bill of ex- change on Sir Pryce Pryce-Jones for .£50 at two months, and it was subsequently shown to him by Mr A Gill. Witness remembered a sale at the Lion room on the 12th and 13th of April, couducted by the prisoner. The cash was handed over to Jones, the amount being X34 18a 6d. Witness also paid him £ 15 10s, received from Mrs Bowen. On the 14:h of April Mr L-a, another clork, went away from the office, and when he returned he saw him give i-ome gold to JOtes. On the night Jones left witness went with him to the station, He said he was going to London for about a week on business. The next witness heard of him was a telegram received on the Monday to this effect, Home to-night. Hold over all matters till to-morrow.' On the following day he received by post a letter in which prisoner stated that he was beset with troubles, domestic and bufi- ness, and witness would never see him again. He gave certain directions as to his business affairs. vVhen Jones left. the amount of the unpaid sales was £ 23. The day after he left, witness, according to in- structions, forwarded to Port Lyttleton a trunk to Jones's son. It was packed with a variety of articles which had been somtime in collection. Thomas Lea, Broad-street, Worcester, said he was formerly in the employ of the prisoner, and received the oheque for £ 11 spoken to by the witness Skid- more. He cashed the cheque and brought the money to Jones. Sergeant T. Lloyd deposed that he was entrusted with the warrant in this matter, and proceeded with it to Port Said. He arrived there on the 19th July. The prisoner was brought to him at the Consul's office. Witness read the warrant to him, and he re- plied, I will reserve all my defenoe until I get home, when I will ba able to answer all charges pre- ferre 1 against me." Witness was in Port Said ab jut a week. Jones was not placed in prison. He was in a barrack room, and was allowed to go out in the caitody of an officer each cay. Witness searched him, and found on him 3* 01-d, but no papers. From the Consul he received three gold watches, a silver card-cass a small leather case, two laige trunks cou- ainimra lot of wearing apparel, and two hand-bags containing artie'es of all descriptions. When at Port Said witnees had other conversations with Jones Witness askel him about the £ 200 he had sent to Australia, aud he said They can't touch that."— Cros-examined: He had every opportunity for mak- ing his e>c ipe, and had been posting letters- Was told he had be-it communicatiug with Mr Carraue, his solicitor, and aleo with his wife. Thi- comple ed the case for the prosecution. Prisoner reserved his defence, and was committed for trial at the n-xt Quarter Sessions. Mr Maurice Jon:;8 applied for bail. Mr Williams did not oppose or favour the tvpplica (ion, ba; reminded the Court that Jones had posi- tively refused to giva any information regarding the credit note for £ 2u0. The Bench, after a consultation in private, paid under the circumstances they could not grant bail.
+ Th* Ru.ian newsboy mnst be fearfully and won. derfully made. The following are specimens of the jmpers he cries out on the streets of St. Petersburg and Moscow :—Wjedomosty Granonatshalstwa, 010, etzkija Goubern«kija, Pskoffsky Gorodskoi Listok, Jekaterinoslawsky Listok, Wostotehuoje Objaafienij Estlandskija Goubernsk Wiedomosty. WHY HE DID NOT SEE THE ELEPHANT —On One occasion, when Mr Justice Buller was hearing cases in Oxfordshire. t'e High Sheriff of 'he county was a plain, blunt, rather simple-minded man. During their talk in court one day Sir Francis was amused a.t being asked by the Sheriff whether he had set n the eh'phatit At the last assize town Well, M' High Sheriff, I »"■ f- uud to Say I did not," replitd the Ju,ige. "a t. is we both e tered tbo t v. in style together, ■ ach with trumpet souring bef « itn, wd ft was a ;ut of ceremony which shou ay the first vi^it Tbe elephant did not come to m>- Vd I didn't go to t'i? elephant."—From Lif/le fat; for September.
THE HOLYWELL SHOOTING FATALITY. The adjourned inquest on the body of the little girl, Josephine Mary Hodgson, who was accidentally shot and killed by her brother at Carmel, Holywell, was held by the Flintshire Coroner. Miss Mary Frances Hodgson, the sister of the deceaised, stated that on the evening of August 24, she was in her bed- room, when she heard a shot and a scream from the deceased, who was playing the piano in the room downstairs. She ran down, and saw the deceased sitting on a chair. She said she had been shot, and oa eximininf her witness found that her left knee had been sh>ttjred. She -it once sent for doctors, who came and the leg was amputated, but deceased died two hours afterwards. Before she died d' ceased said she forgave her brother, and that "he never meant to do it." The gun, a double barrelled one, belonged to her deceased father, and was kept in a case in her mother's room. Her brother had used it for the first time that day. She believed he knew the gun was loaded.—Thomas Hodgscn, an army cadet, residing at Chatham, stated that he had the gas in his possession last November. He did not remember whether he left any cartridges in the case; he thought he had fired them all oft-Dr K. M. L oyd gave medical evidence to the effect that death resulted from shock and loss of blood. The gun could not have been more than a foot from the deceased's knee when it went off, as the knee was quite black.—Robert Hodgson, who was cautioned by the Coroner, then volunteered to give evidence, gi I in reply to his solicitor stated that on the even- lag of the accident he retnrned from fiishing about fivi o'clock, and went upstairs and got the gun out out of the case. He went downstairs and took the gnn into the room where his sister was playing. He sat down with the gun on his knees, and loaded it. One of the triggers slipped through his fingers, and the gun went off. He had had no quarrel with hii* sister previously, but was on the best of terms with her.—The Coroner having summed up the evidence, the jury immediately returned a verdict that the dec?ased'a death was the result of an accident. +
A TERRIBLE CYCLONE. According to a telegram from Augusta, Georgia, naws has been received from Port Royal, South C-'rolina, that during the recent cyclone a hundred lives were lost at that place. The cv clone burst upon tin town at the rate of a hundred miles an hour, and was followed by a tidal wave which almost swept the town away. This information is furnished by Mr E. AVerill, and is quite trustworthy. Mr Averill saya Port Royal is practically out off from the outside world, the telegraph wires being down and the rail- ways washed away. He is certain that over a hundred persons were either killed by the tailing debrit or drowned. He saw himself thirty dead iies. They were »early all those of drowned negroes. Only six whites are as yet known to have lost their lives. The negroes were o panic stricken that in many cases they were killed m their shanties owing to their making no eff jrt to seek places of safety. Twenty persons were drowned on Paris Idand, near Beaufort, where the Government stores are kept, and the other iiihiibttants hud narrow escapes, as the water awep. over the entire island for hours, and in some places was fr >m fifteen to twenty feet deep. The wind, it .s intimated, was then blow- ing at a hundred auu twenty miles in hour. Mr Averill doddd thltt just ftS he left Port Royal reports came in from St. Helen, a small islaud four miles from Beaufort, that a number of people had been killed there, including ftome of th& prominent residents. Twenty-live persons perished between Port Royal and Seabrooke, a t-mall station from the h irbonr. They were all negro hands employed on plantations. The tidal wafe, besides sweeping Paris I land. deluged the towns sl.d caUl try ati round Port Royal and Beaufort, burying everything under fn to fifteen feet of water. Only m-agre reports had come in from other points near Be-ufort when Mr Averill left, and it was feared that many more negroes had been killed. Kvery house in Port Royal and Beaufort was damaged. #
PAUPERISM IN MONTGOMERY- SHIRE. Number of Patfperg • reoeivicg Amount expended during 'gi Popnla- Relief on 25th March, per36nt. the year. tl0°,B°* -d ui of h'S$ Union. 00rtdo,DS E^uo Paupo,B ol^ B to vame. on popu- lation 2 9e? £ ? lation. latl0n- g. ij i of 1891 In-main- Out- Total 2. it In-door. Outdoor Totil. tenanoe. Relief. Tota1, & i M cL VJ £ £ £ £ *• A\ & Forden 16,313 114,412 116 214 330 2'0 1,005 952 1,957 2 41 00 Uanfyllin 18,436 136.712 47 647 694 3'7 448 3,447 3.896 4 2i g Vfacbynllcth 10,819 34,016 38 387 425 3'9 356 12/43 2,999 5 C* iewtown and Llanidloes 21,722 113,319 68 841 909 4-1 672 5,065 5,7o7 5 3l I
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MANSLAUGHTER NEAR OSWESTRY. I An inquest was held at the Efel Inn, Trefonen, near Oswestry, on Monday night, before Dr. Ltwis coroner, on the body of a newly born female child, the daughter of Eiiza Richards, a sine'e w> man. residing with her parents at Trefonen.—Thomas Richards, blacksmith, identified the body as the child of his daughter, who was 26 years of age that day. Police Constable Burton saw the mother of the child on Sunday mnrEiug, and she denied having had a child, but she afterwards admitted to -vitnpss that she had been confined, and brought the dead child before him. Hi. daughter had had two children be. fore. There was bat one room in the house, about 16ft. square, in which seven crown-up pi-ople belong- in? to the family sl-pt.—Oth°r witnesses were called including Police Constable Burton, who disposed to tindiug the body of the child in th* bedroom covered with rags.-Dr. Griffiths described thA condition of the child when examined by him. He said there were some injuries oa the hody. Death appeared to have been oau^ei by suffoca!ion -Dr. Cartw right corroholated liis colleague —A vrrdict or man- slaughter was returned against Elizi tuctn'.rd;. «
"GOOD ADVICE AND A WOODEN LEG. gy If I hadn't given my friend Jim Smalley the best piece of advice one young fellow could give another we should be friends still—that ie, if Jim could have lived without the advice. This may sound rather strange and mixed to you, but its all right when you take it by the handle. You see it was this way. Jim was a handsome chap, 25 years old, foppish and dressy, fond of society, had plenty of money, but with the seeds of consumption in him. Got 'em from his mother, who died of it. Well, Jim began to cough, and run down hill fast. The doctors couldn't help him, and told him so. One day he was talking to me about it, and actually broke down and cried. Jim," says I, there just one chance for you, and I want you to jump for it right away. That's to go out West in America and live on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains, in the pine woods, in a hut or a tent, and stay there till you are dead or well. Don't write to me for a year, then come back or let me hear from you." Bidding a sad farewell to the young girl he was engaged to be married to, Jim went. Two years afterwards I met him in town he was as hearty as a buck, but walked with a limp. He had lost his right leg, below the knee, in a fight with a grizzly bear, and now hobbled around on a wooden one. And its all your fault," he said, If it hadn't been for your advice I'd never gone there. Now Edith won't marry me. Says she don't want a husband with a wooden leg, and I don't want a friend who gave me the wooden leg." Well, there! I was never so taken abaclc. My advice had saved Jim's life and restored his health, yet because he couldn't have two sound leg and a wife besides, he threw me overboard. I vowed I'd never give anybody a bit of good advice again. I'd let 'em die first. But that's where I was hasty and wrong. It is a man's duty to keep on doing good, whether people are grateful or not. Here is Mr Frank Stanley Langman. His wife gave him a piece of good advice, ana he was sensible enough to act on it. In June, 1882, it was that he fell ill. Hetelt weak, tired, and weary without any outside reason for it. His appetite was poor, there was a bitter taste in his mouth, and a bad pain in the chest and stomach after eating. Sometimes he would break out into a sweat and feel so prostrated he'd have to lie down. It was feared he had some kind of internal tumour. Once he hid an attack at the railway station, and people crowded round him, thinking he was dying. During another attack he kissed b:B child, be ieving his time had come. A doctor examined him for hear' disease, but couldn't find any. He advised Langm OJ to take only milk and brandy, milk and water, and such slops. Still he had those frightful periodic attacks. After attending him some time, the doct. r said, I can't find out wt.at is the matter with yon: you had better see a We t-End physician." Mr Langman did so, and the West-End doctor said th" patient's liver made too much bile, and ordered medicine and a milk diet. Two more doctors v/ere consulted with no better re-ult, and the nnbappy man remained in that sa-pf miserable form for seven )'e-r". In February, 1839. he road in a newspaper of a case likp hit; own p been cured by Mother St-igel'« Cu-ative Syup. but inasmuch as tho b«st medical advice ir London was of no use, what could be expected from an advertised medic neF Nothing, of course," said Mr Langman. His wife thought differently. "Yen try Seigel's Syrup, she said, "Everybody spears well of it." He did try it, a-id in thr .e months he was well, and hns been well ever siijce. In a letter cat-'i December 17th, 1891. he says, Mother Seigel'e Curative Syrup saved my life," and !n,¡ hi ntur. to what he rays-"Fr.it,k Stanley Landman, 44 Comberford Road, Brockley." His malady was not heart disease or tumour-. brt indiges'ion and dyspepsia, the cause of alcncet all pangs and pains, call them what you will. Mr Lungman was saved by good advice and a medicine, for which he iR era'eful. S ) I take t otics th-it everybody isn't like Jim Smalley, with h;s grizzly bear and his wooden leg. G.W.C. a London, February, 1892.