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AN ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT.I

THE CONVEYANCE OF COAL. !

ELFED AND THE GOKSEDD. !

SOUTH WALES MUSICAL FESTIVAL.

¡, LOOKS LIKE WALMSEY." j

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¡, LOOKS LIKE WALMSEY." The Speaker had to give it up the other day trvjng to read a signature to a notice of motion. He read it as Walrnsejy' conjecturally, but, as the event proved, it should have been Laltoucherc," It is yet too early to say (remarks the J) ijhj Karx) that the member for Northampton is simply practising in anticipation of a peerage, on some such principle of imaginative enjoyment as that which led Mr. Toots to address letters to hitnself. M". Labouchcro is in good company ay a. bad writer. It may puin him to think that, 011 this uccasion only, he is in the cou:- pany of Mr. Balfour and of Mr. Govchen. The Leader of the House writes what a schoolgirl would deseril>o as an awful scrawl. He gets over the difti- j ctilty by scarcely writing at a!). Mo-t of his letters are dictated. Mr. Goschcn's hand isascfabbedas well, a> ever was. ;\1 r. Gladstone ha; deteriorated into skimpincSs, since the introduction of postcards. His determination to say all within a limit of some three inches by four H sometimes a trial of temper to his cm-respondents, who naturally wish te) read all, To further limit him by mourning borders would be sheer cruelty to both sides. Lord Salisbury couie-s to the rescue of statesmanship with a neat I niveis.ty handâhe has had to write a good deal for the printers in his day. Lord Koseberj's writing is bright and pretty, but perhaps almost too much so for human nature's daily food. There is much to bo tiaid for a bad hand. 1t saves time at :tny into, at one end of the line. To attempt to do justice to e\cry letter t, incompatible with all e:\tensi\e output, and is sclelom conducive to greatness. M. l'i ueihe»n mo was very particular on this point, but lie elicd a writing- uiustur,

G YMNASTIC COM PETITION.

SUICIDE AT PONTYPKIDD.

jTHE CHURCH AND THE WELSH…

| 101,0 MOlMiANWO.

^THREE PINTS OF BRANDY,

EGLWYSILAX SCHOOL BOARD. !