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Weekly: Notos by Quirkpeciiiip. L 97to Editor does not hold himself responsible for the I opinions expressed in these notes. THE CROSS. The Rev Courtney James, of Barry, late missionary of South Africa, preached last Sunday night at the Arcot Sti-eet Wesleyan Chapel an exceptionally able Sermon- The reverend, gentleman in referring to Saint Andrew spoke of his having been bound in Patrae A.D. 70, to a cross shaped X, whence was adopted the symbol of this apostle. St. Andrew's Cros;- Is undoubtedly represented in the form of an X. (white on a blue field); but the cross on which the apostle suffered martyrdom was of the ordinary shape, y if we may believe the relic in the convent of St. Victor, near Marseilles. The, error rose from the Way in which that cross is exhibited, resting on the Cross-beam and point of the foot. (H(} Wt 'Accustomed to consider the sign of the cross ad-wholly a Christian symbol, originating with the crucifiction of our Redeemer. Tthis is jjuite erron- eous, ancient Kgyptions employed-the same as a sacred cymbol, for there' can be seen in Greek sculpture, "cross two such buns lwere a-iscoveied at Herculaneura., Then there was the judgement-of the Crossâan ordeal instituted in the reign of Charlemagne,-when the plaintiff and def endant were required to cross their arms upon then fcreastr and he who could hold out' the longest gained the suit. Furthermore. in, the common plarase every one must bear his own crossâone can trace its Origin to Jewish times when the law enjoined that the person condemned to be crucified was to carry his cross to the place of execution. iâ0-0 POOR BOBBY PEELER. Pinafore tells ua a policeman's life is not a happy One- A verification of this occurred at the last fire Â¥ ..Â¡ T' ,t on the Locks, when our local brigade had icicles hanging from their fingers during the three hours they were playing with the hose on the flames, â-0-0- COGAN MURDERâA FROST." ||This is a hard world wherein to live, but it's an ill wind that blows nobody good. From a newspaper point of view a murder is business. The stentorian Penarth vendor of Bchos doubtless anticipated "a pull" out of the recent Cogan murder case, and had an extra consignment sent over of 25 dozen "Sixth Editions containing an account of the inquest. Only 11 dozen of them did he sell, and in summing up tha 2 r5 case used the expression topping this note- Perhaps he knew not that the Penarth Chronicle had half-an- | hour's start of ljim- Ah had I not mentioned this last fact some moralist would have improved the occasion by wrilingto the English papers to show how hyper- moral Wales is, and didn't want Sunday opening of pubs- â¢ -0-0- J "SEm HIM DAMNED FIRST." Even the cure of souls is but human, and has re- course to expressions savouring of rayther strong language, which, tho' they may be deprecated, never- theless are safety valves that let off a little superflous righteous wrath at times with beneficial effect. Last Monday a pretty little wrangle- between two Rectors over burial fees was heard at Stonehouse County Court. The Bishop of Truro had been asked by one of the litigants to intervene in the case, which elicited the following from the Rector of Landulph I should be a coward and sneak, almost as bad as a bibhop, were I to make any apology to that sacerdotal snob. Nay, my intention is to have hiai into a court of law, and see him damned first For fear any pig- headed person should fancy this swear language, I remark that I use the word damned in its proper sense."
-0-0- What then is its proper sense ? Lexicographers 0 tell us it means the being doomed to eternal torments n The word thrice mentioned in the Bible St Mark says, I he that believeth not is damned. In St. Paul's] 1 epistle to the Romans we read, "he that doubteth is- damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith for whatsoever is? not of faith is sin. And in the same apostle's epistle to the Thessalonians, it there states- that God shall send delusions, that they all might be- damned who believed not the truth. Perhaps to .speak charitably, the MVerend.ge'htlenian in heaping vials of wrath upon the bead of the "sacerdotal snob" meant damned in the same sense expressed in Not, worth a dam, a'dam being an Indian coin equal to the 25th part of a paisa- A corresponding phrase is Not worth, a rap; The rap was a base half- penny, intrinsically worth about half a farthing, issueci for the nonce in Ireland, in 1721. because small coin was so very scarce. An analysis of the irate clergyman's words ehows that the Rev Samuel Smith actually wants to see the Bishop of Truro's damnation in this world, hence the proper senfie, seemingly *of seeing ^man damned is his being reduced to a state> summed up in the phrase Not north a dam. The npsliot of.; the afFairr was that the de- icniant was mulcted on' :a technical point 'int 4: damages and costs. 'oco=, NEDDY AND CO.. Â¡ s In view of the danger and annoyance in the past j to holiday seekers and tha inhabitants through -the,- j de,.beitiv used by Messrs; Cuddy,, it may not -be impertinent for the Committee next Mon- day to devise "fresh woods and pa 'tures new 'i wherein the "mokes" and their attendants could pursue the even tenour of their way during the next Â¡ summer solstice. The Esplanade is admittedly too I narrow already, and when one sees another or more of I the asinine family one feels inclined to skitat a tangent and say, "One gentleman at "a time, please." A fellow-teeling, don't cher know ? â â¢ BEACH INSPECTORSHIP, There is sorne small talk of advertising, for a Beach Inspector for the coming season. Perhaps this is solely a formality. At any rate there is avery likeli- y hood of the unani mous choice ultimately resting upon J Mr George Moran olii,. old and honoured Crimean i veteranâwho so ably and judiciously discharged his 't onerous duties last year. The general opinion isy without doubt, he's the right .man in the right place. Good old Morgan He could give soinetliino- away to the young .'uns. ,0-Â°- SUNDAY BOATING. I There is likely to be a little breeze overthis mattery a hint having fallen at the last Council that the pro- 1 vince ot the Chairman of the Pleasure Boats Com- mittee was sihiply to recommend and not arrogate to himself the full powers of the twelve- At. least this I was the jist of the public interchange of pleasantries 'twixt ;wo of our civic paters. Of course it may have been only fun, but you never know, you know" how things turn out. â0-0â SPECIMEN COUNCILLORS. The only two monthly meetings so far of the Dis- trict Council have occupied more time than the actual work dona warrants. There are still, unfortunately left, two or three Councillors with a pronouncedly obnoxious predilection for spoutiug, which fritters away much valuable time and causes much chafing around the Press table, They mus-tbe kindly bUt firmly straight-waistcoated If in future these danger- cus symptoms become manifest. Their style in dis- <