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Ashburton Guardian (Newspaper) - February 4, 1907, Ashburton, Canterbury Vol. Is Vii. No. 7093 tifili1 la pkg. The new zealand shipping company s line Royal mail steamers for London. Via Monte video Teneriffe and Plymouth Best for All classes of passengers. Quot a specially pitted with Clayton a Patent Pike extinguishers i Mut Van Tong Rico to tar Kina f la Apai Ira but Pehu probable to a l ton final port. About 7765 Wellington feb 14 7600 mar 11 3210 apr 11 6563 May 9 7601 june 6 twin Sorow. T mating Rio an additional port of Call. Per farther particulars apply to Friedlander bbos., Ltd i �?"j.ii&Quot------. A a Shaw say ill and Albion co., Ltd. A Oyal mail Steamer to Lon Xiv Don with Superior accommodation for All classes of passengers at specially reduced rates calling usually at Monte video Tenerife and Plymouth Vuk n it Fotz a. Ashburton monday february 4, 1907. 1 j Price one Penny followed by Many a satisfactory to All. Shoppe 1 Rue stories of crimes and criminals. Quot Quot j we have much to reminding of Percy Mapleton Lefroy Man in the express. Ies pointing to As the murderer. The servant who met the officer at the door \ the trick failed m its purpose and upon 1 informed that Lefroy had left Ibe j House al most immediately on entering it stating he was. Going to see a surgeon he knew in the neighbourhood. J a Lefroy having at first extricated j a amp of from the terrible dilemma he had j found himself in had at last lost his. And we Weald a commend the Public of j an Burton to have a look it these Good the Day exed he was executed in Lewes fur t by Are without a doubt the Best gaol confessing the Justice of his sen value Ever shown a a. A a it amp a amp amp at amp a ass sir it Vewel. Tons. Comm Ndu a waive a 6287 Lowden Memari 6689 Moffat 6 gothic of 7766 Finch ionic Ima Garter athe Uio 12234 Kempton Lyt feb 1 wept a Jan 8l Well a feb 28 mar 28 u i 26 a twin screw f no Pussy agora carried full particulars As to Ratee of freight and passage Money Etc Bros business notices. Sew zealand insurance company Ltd. Established 1859. Capital�?�1,500,000, Flthe Premier and wealthiest colonial x company. Noted for promptness and liberality. Paid up capital reserves and undivided profits .�600,000, fire and Marine risks. Also risks on growing crops threshing machines Etc accepted at lowest current rates. Nicoll beos., agents. Ballantyne by post.�?�. Goods of the highest order. Variety of the latest. Value of the greatest. Await your orders patterns estimates and. Fashion journals posted free. One of the coolest criminals m. Mace the great chief of the Paris police declared he Ever had to arrest was a Man named Galliart Galliart having murdered a fellow passenger in an express a nerve and sought safety in flight train alighted from the Carriage pc appear up to that Point his self Possession and entry absorbed in Reading , audacity had been equal to Galliart a and by this ruse passed a crowd of rail As the two o clock train for Brighton Way officials with a concealed lace. The was leaving London Bridge on the Day of Rio i enabled to disappear in recon the tragedy there had been seated in a nosed ultimately it proved fatal to first class smoking Carriage an old gentle Niue. Iho. Piece of paper to had used Man occupied in Reading . He was a Page torn from a periodical his vie was a Gold a retired business Man tim had Een perusing and when Gal living at Brighton who had run up to Dan was at last run Down this Sheet was London to collect some rents and who found in it lodgings. It had on it an was now on his Way Home. As the train instalment of a serial Story was about to Start a Young fellow in a1 Tyllo Agha the Story so Good a said Gal dark frock coat dark trousers and Wear Bart a that i resolved to read it. Day by ing a lev Feit hat who had been a k. Day and Kepi the instalment i had used up and Down the platform peering into to hide my face with. What a fool i the of mirages As if i search of someone was not to buy another copy suddenly walked to the door of or Gold s the join out Page fitting exactly the i 3 opened it and entered fragment of newspaper found beside the j Tho two alone the unsuspecting dead Man established the scoundrels identity As tie victim s fellow traveller. Can you gentlemen of Tho jury be tends and a All ids theatrical bravado fallen from a trembling Coward. address is Tancred i but. 10 fiening Lif Anse and beet Quality tall at Jelm Orr and co _ business notices Vyvy Fott tit j a Islington fertilizers. The beat Valus in the Market. Best fertilizers sfa1�z� 07 a a a Best material a Best condition Islington no. I special Grain Rapa Islington b turnip Light land Islington g turnip a Good land Islington m turnip heavy and Islington r turnip wet land Islington potato and Mangel superphosphate Bone dust special mixing 1 blood and Bone manure superphosphate. Visnu fractured on the most scientific principles. Nicoll Bros., District agents so was furnishing a so in Ertz incr its a a Emit Tiger picture framer Eie. Easy Street Ashburton Toa and Oam Artt. Allan Tyne amp co., Christchurch. Sutton a seeds. We now have a Supply of those Cele if rated sebd8 in Ashburton. Turnip rape amp Mangold seeds Etc. Prices on application. Mosey to lend approved Freehold Security in sums from �g100 to .=�10.000, at rates varying from a i per cent per annul. Perry Perry amp Kinnerney Soli Eiton tim a. If a Ai. Be amp Carter. Ofin Sori of Kouzins it Tarpaulin and horse cover manufacturers 14 Colombo Street Christ Hurch i opposite Eleece amp son ats marquees and flags on Sale or sire. Fishing1 note on hand or Macu to order. Sole Canterbury agents for the Telescope cot bed. A Boon to Surveyor. A Ieon saddlers. Harness and Ohar lakits. -14 Cashel Street Christchurch near a a proes a office in a a Burn Fyon Stock May be on it the Arcade. D. Thomas District agent. Titos. B. . E. Manch Steb Kilworth act Manchester plumbers Tancred Street , water Sekyi Oes Good material and Workman hip. Arl Esian Wells Titan windmills sanitary plumbing pumps and Hydraulic rams pipe work of every description spouting Baths ate agents for government Accident insurance co. Altos and Manchester fire Assurance co. Established nearly a Quarter of a Century arc9de, Asli Burnim Canterbury agent others like Kozie y Eay it is the Best they _ Hove Ever de. Its not Only Nice to drink but it res More cups of Tea than the same entity of other binds. At is 8d no. 2 in is really cheap. You get coupons agents Manchester Bros cooking ranges. A b n i n 0 h a mrs and c improved a Rolandia. New Patent is no setting. A can he used As open Are. Ask Fob the improve Zealandia. A Mission in life. No Man succeeds without pc Mission in life. He must have congenial work to do he must be in Earnest in doing it. Bonnington Cabba Geen Irish Moss has a Mission that of curing coughs colds and All affections of the bronchial to bes due to colds delay is proverbially dangerous. You cannot afford to imperil those wonderful intricate organs your lungs. Quot preserve them by taking Bonnin Oion a Carragee Irish mobs at the first symptoms of a cold. Have the Irish Moss in Tho House ready in Case of emergency. Remember that the first dose gives Reiyei when you get Bonnington a look for the Trade Mark. J. Iff. Glenier a stables. Tank ceded he treet Ashburton be8t accommodation and attention for town and country visitors. How a and Trapa always on hire. Wedding and picnic parties catered for. Horses clipped and broken in. J. M. Glenie a proprietor Lei Ephone no 91. L j k Oahu �0h1c. T Kiwi into the tiny he cd Vang them Ilfe Ltd sold san clinic sri Ftak of Cimra v p and Torii. 6 so. Go a bottle. N a head office Johnston Burnes Quot 6. Featherston Street Wellington Newman s livery stables behind Somerset Quot tote Laih Borton Saddle horses gigs Dogcart al flyway a on hire. _ boat for visitors from to ii or cot try drags for picnic parties. Caba for wedded a with of without livery charges moderate a by meet All trains. Stand for bicycle horses clipped As arranged a waiting room for ladies has recently been added. Telephone no. 40. Methven coach will run on and after 6th March on tuesday and saturday instead of wednesday j. 8ewman. Proprietor t government Nus ranch department fact no. 8. The department has the largest business both old and new in the Colony. This re Are at the present time a a a. For Wornat Levi a _ is amp Aii 183 Hereford Street Christ Burch. Pamphlet free urs application. Bakee Beds. Complete furnishing cinder takes. Bermain t Oal. Can be obtained from All Coa a merchants. Proprietors a Bermain Colliery co., lid a a Sydney teos. Brown Hafif Hereford Strett sole agent for new zealand. Faded clothes and costumes. That have Laaff their Colour and fresh Neap can be dyed or cleaned and pressed to their original appearance if sent to a de works dry cleaning Apo Fialty. A mrs Alcorn local agent. Successful treat Mcnol for skin and Odood diseases to rheumatism and in Lanful ail Xuy Rovente. Old ulcers Barbera itch Lupus failing voice fat a ear nose Throat kidney and bladder dial a get. Call or address or. Julian. Choral Hall Christchurch. T a Here wag once a Young of cd a f niger who web ask cod ifll6 would drink cider. No no Quot Rop Liei uht,111 Only drink it a i i Init the beet which is 1 Tift Royal Standard Pill. He very Bobbt for constipation. I Cirei suite . Durecu Stupic at the exhibition. For 2 years we have had expert workmen cutting and mounting . Greenstone and have now an enormous selection of genuine . Greenstone articles brooches bangles chains charms spoons paper knives butter knives bread Fork Tiki Etc. _ inspection invited 248 High Street near Bank of new zealand Chri Torch and at our stall in the exhibition. Great variety of souvenir Poona. Jones and Sor it manufacturing jewellery and Greenstone merchant Christ Curry. Sver 45,000 policies of All Clasara in Force for upwards of ten millions of original assurances together with bonuses amounting to a million and a Quarter pounds Sterling. Onit of Quot to Izier once you have need Kozie Tea you will grow really fond of in very Bobbt tor Jar imn jul. Taste will Appeal to you. Bes a d sgt. Smart Avon Street reports for years ,. No. 2 a a Kozie Costa but tem re been troubled with constipation and and is quite As Good As most 2s Tea. Is required four of the strongest pills. Condone in every Avi tusks Pius about 5 in �11, Lam agents Rog Iier Nev l.,, and Manchester Bros., Ashburton. By using no. 2 Kytrie at is 8d. It will give Yon pleasure Comfort health and strength. At the Price there a not a better Tea to us had in the whole of Australasia we know. Try it and you i know. A gents. Manchester Bros., Ashburton h incr Mcintyre a a extra Strong Fernale j a a pills 4s go postage free from al Fred Houdaille chemist l Anodin end Ashburton drug company Ashburton permanent building and 1 is vestment society. Bate of interest at on by fire Days a Iaus ill per Senf. 0u fixed Dewitt. K of twi lab Jno Tiibi yet by stun 4ip�r Cert working Espe Ngea Are now due and payable a albeit Ito debt a \ i Manati a five demanded the celebrated barrister i Montagu Williams addressing the court in defence of Percy Lefroy accused of one of Tho most sensational crimes Ever committed upon a British railway a can you gentleman believe that the amp. Prisoner Little More than a youth discovered in the compartment of that railway Carriage in which according to the prosecution he had a few minutes a before committed one of the most awful deeds on record can you believe that he could have nerved himself with i such consummate self Possession As to act the part he did of an innocent Man unless he had been truly so is it possible to believe that he concocted Tho Story to related a that he acted a lie if being the murderer he acted Asho did then it is one of the most astounding pieces of dissimulation Over recorded a upon the afternoon of Juno s7tb, 1881. The 2 of clock oppress train from London Bridge to Brighton steamed into Tom station at Preston Park and stopped for the purpose of ticket collection. A cry from one of the officials engaged in the work caused others to hasten to . He looking with terrified face into a first class smoking Carriage the door of which lie had opened. A something terrible has happened Here 1 he exclaimed to the men who came round and he pointed a trembling Finger to the Carriage. In one Corner o it was a startling figure a a Young dark haired Man who Dazely looked at the officials. His face was ghastly Pale save where it was smeared with bloodstains. To had no hat. His Collar and tic had disappeared and Liis clothes were torn As if he had icon engaged in a desperate struggle. The Carriage itself bore traces of having been the scene of a fight for life. There was blood on the cushions and floor. At the sight of the faces round the door the Man seemed to recover himself. T Havo been attacked a he said. A a Man tried to murder me 1 uni injured and feel faint. Can you get a doctor?1 he quickly revived a enough to be Able to step out of Tho Carriage and to make a statement to a policeman and the station master. Man seated in the Corner and beguiling his homeward journey with his newspaper and the Man in the opposite seat with the revolver ready in his pocket waiting but a favourable moment to tire at and murder his victim. As the train with a shriek dashed into the gloom of the Merscham Tunnel Lefroy commenced his attack a passenger in the next compartment heard four explosions which he attributed to fog signals. In the smoking Carriage a desperate struggle was proceeding. Severely injured As or Gold had been by the shots he had turned up his assailant and defended Lum self with his umbrella then they engaged hand to hand. As the train rushed on and passed some cottages at the Side of the line a woman looking out of the window of her House had Soen two men standing up and grappling together. Was it a struggle or merely horseplay j she Wun Durci. But at waste the old Man was overcome. Lefroy helped himself to his watch and Chain and the contents of his pockets and then opening the door he threw the dead or dying Man out and sat Down Fco think. He had lost his hat in Iho struggle his Collar and tie and his clothes were torn and blood stained. If he attempted to escape in such a condition from the train he would undoubtedly attract notice. If he had killed i Gold at once As he had designed he might have thrown out of the Carriage arrived at Preston Park Calm and smoking his Cigar and passed m the crowd unobserved. The struggle had upset All his plans j to extricate himself from the fearful situation he Convene red his Story of the attack hid or Gold Swatch in his shoe a my proceeded to Daub himself with the blood that Lay in the Carriage those terrible stains would give a greater appearance of truth to his Story of escape from murder when he was questioned at Preston park8o far Lefroy had escaped. Not the slightest clue could now be discovered As to Liis whereabouts. In spite of the offer of �100 Reward by the railway company and by the government no one have Tho least information respecting . From one end of the country to the other people kept a keen look out for a Young special Sale of bedsteads Over 300 in Stock to select from Jota Vang just landed Over 130 bedsteads of the latest designs a a direct from the Best manufacturers in Birmingham England which rather overstocks use have decided to Clear a number at very special prices. Every Bedstead reduced. Full Idze brass rail Bedstead at from 33s 6d each. Or so come Early and secure a bargain. We make All our own bedding on the premises and guarantee it pure and Sweet. T. H. Undrill amp co., House furnishes amp Tancred Street opposite Arcade importers. this Day. Great bargains in boots amp shoes Meli Iory a Boot store this Day wonderful value in boots and Zealandia Boot store this Day boots and shoes greatly reduced in Price at Mellor i Root store. This Day Lurliee boots and shoes in great variety All at reduced Zealandia Boot store 1 his Day gents boots in great variety All reduced in Zealandia Boot store. This Day mothers buy your children boots and shoes at Mellors. All Rednold in Price. This Day special bargains at Mellors Etnas Boot Sale this Day some tempting bargains at Mellors Boot Sale. This Day Why not try Mellors for bargains in footwear reduced Bricea to Day. This Day special bargains in Poots and shoes All at reduced Boot shop. A this Daji the beat assorted Stock of boots and shoes. All reduced in Price at so or Mellors Tancred. Street. This Day you will get wonderful Alao for Little Money at Mellor s Zealandia Boot store. A my name is Percy Mapleton Lefroy a full aged about Twenty Tivo tall slim and i an a journalist he said. I got a s a uht la tollnd.si10ulte, with dark hah into a carnage at London Bridge station. I Shuhl Mol stache to h that we to b. There were then in it an old _ gentleman i ably be shaved off and a Nar re. Seated in a Corner Reading treating Chin and another Man who looked like a coun to get the Best Tea. For he least Money. But no. 2 Korie at 1? and. It is the purest Aud most economical Tea Money can Par phase. It s the kind that saves Money gives satisfaction and makes friends wherever it a used agents Manchester Bros abhnrt0n half a a tip Ono cd amp Reital Blue Uit a last year try nun. As i sat looking out of the window i suddenly saw a hash and heard the report of a revolver. Then i was attacked by the. Many i think it was the countryman a with lire butt end of the weapon and became insensible to was questioned us to the appearance of his would be Assassin. To was rather ,5 he replied and had dark whiskers but no moustache. To was dressed in dark a and what became of and Tho other person a Asko Dtho stationmaster. I Jeanot Tell said Lefroy. The attack made on me was so sudden and ferocious that i was stunned almost at once. I Don t remember anything after the first minute till i began to recover As the train steamed into Preston to assist in recovering himself Lefroy walked slowly up and Down the platform. One of the porters As he did so suddenly noticed something Bright hanging from his loft shoe. To least Down. The object inns part of a water Ehui Tho Porter gave it a tug and pulled out a Gold watch t put it there a explained Lefroy and the people remembered afterwards that he trembled As he spoke. 1 put it to litre for As there was 110 doctor Handy at Preston Pak Lefroy entered the train once More to proceed in it to Brighton Only a couple of minutes journey. At Brighton his wounds were attended to. It was strange the doctor thought How slight they were to have produced the in sensibility which Lefroy stated they had occasioned. They had he declared Ren died unconscious for close on thirty Nii Miles from the time the train entered mar Siam Tunnel doomed to become again notorious in connection with the later run idler of miss Money till it reached Preston Park. And it was Peculiar too How the wounds had bled. Such scratches a the abrasions were merely superficial seemed inadequate to account for the ghastly appearance of Lefroy. Calm anti collected Lefroy answered All Iho questions put to my and so impressed were the Folk whose inquiries he so readily replied that it a is resolved to allow to go Home to his address at wailing on near Croydon accompanied by two police Moa a at one of the stations on the journey Home a railway official appeared at the door and spoke to the constables there s How a gentleman found dead on the line he said looks As if he had been done to death 1 a hush interrupted one of the officers this Chap a in the business and May overhear you Lefroy said nothing. Arrived at , the officers saw Lefroy to his address. Of i no wanted to Morrow you will find me Here he remarked As he stepped inside the door or at my Chib in the strand Good an hour or two later the police were onco More at the door of that House. Tole rate had come stating that the gentleman found on the line had clearly been fast Street spboia1. Sale of starts this week. R of dozen menus regatta and or Oxford shirts All sizes usual Price 5$ 6<1 to 6� 6 1� gleaming at 2 s 11d inspection invited. Ashburton ten Days passed before the police received information that there was lodging at a Little House in Stepney in tie East of London a newly arrived stranger who called himself Clarke and who described himself As an Engineer from Liverpool. The stranger answered to the description of the suspected murderer for whom All wore seeking and during the Day he remained indoors. He kept his window Blind Down so that no one might Peep in on and lie avoided meeting the people in the House As if fearful of some discovery. Could he be the sought for murderer ? that evening inspector Swanson of Scotland Yard and another officer suddenly entered the Sti Ange lodger s room. A you arc Percy Mapleton Lefroy exclaimed Swanston laying hands on the to mobbing Man who looked at them too amazed and horrified to resist. A i arrest you for the murder of or Gold in the Brighton express.5 i am glad you have found me gasped Lefroy at last. M am sorry i ran away. It makes tilings Wear such a bad complexion. But i could not Bear Tho exposure. Lefroy was tried at Maidstone lord chief Justice co Uridge presiding at the trial while on to Froym a behalf or Montagu Williams the great criminal advocate appeared. The Case lasted three Days and the court was daily besieged by huge crowds of persons conveyed to the town from London in special trains. F Hope 1 shall not be mobbed when i am acquitted Lefroy remarked to one of his guardians in the Dock and he gave orders that a cab might be ready at a private door in the rear of the prison to carry secretly away. Tie was the most theatrical prisoner i Ever saw exclaimed Almagu Williams. Tie acted till whole time. He was a pour vain creature and was hindi annoyed that lie was not allowed to obtain an evening suit and appear in it in court. He carried into the Dock a Brand new shining top hat he had lost his Felt one in Ihor a a fatal struggle and he seemed even at the most dreadful Points in the Case to be chiefly concerned Boiu that hat. Once of Lien a passing warder brushed it with his Elbow Lefroy snatched it up and carefully smoothed it. At that moment the solicitor general was denouncing As or Gold Sas Assin and demanding a verdict which would s6nd to Tho Gallows gentlemen Lefroy cried As the jury pronounced the word guilty Quot some Day when it is too late you will know that you have murdered me. Lefroy s Confidence that he would be acquitted was All pretence. Conscious of his guilt he had sought before his trial to induce a woman Friend to attempt to smuggle to m prison a Small phial of prussic acid concealed in a cake in order to postpone the execution he while awaiting death concocted a bogus confession of his being the perpetrator of the mysterious murder of lieutenant Viper in Chatham. Barracks a few months a. So r. Terris the j leading painters decorators and picture framers Tanc Bud St Eil a. My competent workmen sent to any part of the District. J beg to notify the Farmers of Ashburton and surrounding districts that i shall be represented both in Christchurch and Timariu for the ensuing season. The sales for Canterbury have been fixed As follows so Christchurch Timaru february 281 h a a March 5th, a Wool for Christchurch to be consigned to a Matson and on account d. Thomas Wool tor tintary to be consigned to John Mill and on account d. Thomas. Every lot will have Ray personal supervision and t can guarantee the Best results. Of you wish to sell your Wool privately let me know and i Quot Send a buyer. W 1 shall conduct my own Wool sates in Timaru As heretofore. Def Thomas Ashburton. Vdora and robbed and that Lefroy j>.reriau8ly. The details a a the con is Contra Otora to . Royal Navy. A a Coalbrookdale a this far famed Westport Coal is unsurpassed for steaming purposes in Point of evaporative Power and Economy. One of the consulting engineers to the admiralty suttee a a coat Brookdale coals Are much Superior to the Best new South Wales in regard to Economy a a co amp a Brookdale saves half the expense of cartage stacking storing &e., and gives double the heat of any Lignite in the Colony. Blacksmiths assert that nothing equals housewives and Cooks and a a Coalbrookdale unequalled for cooking and by All Coal merchants. Westport Coal co., Ltd Hereford Ltd so re to ctr a amp Church
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