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[ AT EIN DARLLENWYR. Cyfeivier pob gohebiaeth Gymreig ar bynciau dyddorol, lleol, neu weithfaol, yn nghyd a'r farddoniaeth, i'r swyddfa fel y canlyn :— I "IORWKRTH," Mrrlh jir Times Oilice, Mertliyr. I COLOFN Y BEIRDD. "GWNA'N FAWR, &C."—Llinellau tlysion a buddiol. I YR ENETH lIEB WALLT." — Cynwysa foeswers ragorol a theilwng o sylw eixi gwyr ieuanc. Nid yw'r testyn yn un barddonol iawn eto mae'r bardd wedi canu'n fedrus. "Y LILT."—Da geuym nad yw Eurog Mon, er wedi gadael y fro, wedi anghotio colofn farddol y Time*. Bydd croesaw i gynyrchion ei awen boh ainser. Cynwysa'r englynion i'r lili rai llinellau swynol a melodaidd; ond y mae llinellau ereill braidd yn gymylog. At onid yn y mesurau rhyddion y mae awen Eurog yn fwyaf cartrefol ? "GWYNL A."—Dernyn penigamp yw hwn. "OEX CVNTAF T TYMHOR." — Llinellau llawn teimlad a thynerweh. Dyma farddoniaeth wir Geltaidd. GWNA'N FAWR 0 DY AMSER. Gwna'n fawr o dy amser wr ieuanc tra ffuJ, Am uas gelli alw'r un foment yn ol; Mae amser yn estyn manteision i ti Nid wrth eu camdreulio mae dringo i frio Paid treulio dy amser yn ofer wrth fyw, Eatynir dy amser i ti o law Duw Daw henaint yn fuan, fe'th ddeil yn y man, ¡ Gwna'n fawr o'r presenol, a gweithia dy ran. Rwyt beddyw yn ieuanc a llawen dy fryd, Dy galon sy'n Hawn o olieithion bob pryd Ti golli'th hoenusrwydd, daw chwerwedd j'th fron, o cofia'th Greawdwr cyu daw'r adeg lion. Cern. CEINWEN. OEN CYNTAF Y TYMHOR. Draw ar y macs agored, Heb wybod am gaethiwed, Mi'th wela, oen diniwed, Gyda'th fam. Mae't barug ar y mensydd. A chrin yw dail y dolydd, Ond ti wyt berffaith ddedwydd Gyda'th fam. Dechreuaist arw yrfa, Ond IXT fydd ar yr eitlia', Ni chei fod naniawr yma Gyda'th fam. Ond ti gei chwareu ddigon, A plirancio a'th gvfoediou lleb bryder na gofalun Gyda'th fam. Dymunwn ro'i croesawiad I loni dy ddyfodiad, A deall dy ddymuniad, Oen dt nam Dy ben sydd tuag yma, Fy nghalou lawenycha, Daioni a'm dilyna, Oen di nam. Daw'r dail cyn hir i fyntl, Cei dithau ddysgu pori, Yn ysgol fwyn dy fami, Oen di nam. Daw hirddydd haf yn union, Cei lygaid dydd a meillion, A phorfa wyrddlas ddigon, Oen di nam. Cei lawer diwrnod difyr, A gorphwys wedi'th laftir Ar garbed esmwyth natur Gyda'th fam. Ac os o'r gwres rhaid Ueclin, Mae'r ddystaw nos yn nesu, Cei ditliau'n dawel gysgu Gyda'th fam. Daw dydd rhaid dy wahanu Oddiwrth dy dirion fami, Olid wyddost ti mo hyny, Oen di nam. Gwna'th oreu o'r presenol, Nis gwyddost y dyfodol, Ac 0 mae hyny'n fuddiol, Oen di nam. SEILUOL. YR ENETH HEB WALLT. Adwaenwn fercb ieuanc, 'R weddeiddaf erioed, Yn bur fel goleuni Ac ysgafn ei throed Hoedd gras yn meddianu Ei chalon wen fawr A'i bryd oedd ar wella Trigolion y llawr. Ond hyn sydd yn rhyfedd: G wrthodai pawb Gwen Y rheswm, debygwm, Roedd allan o'r ffasiwn Heb wallt ar ei phen. Mae'r byd fel yn edrych ar bobpeth o chwitli, Gan adael yn anghof yr hyn bery byth Mae earn tywyllwoh yn well gan y byd Na charur goieum gwcll gwragedd o hyd. Kliai'n dewis gwallt melyn, Ac eraill waUt dll Rliai'n chwilio am arian, Gwaedoliaeth a bri; Yehydig sy'n edrych Am rinwedd a gras Byw'r cuawd yw'r poth ponaf Byd anwir a bras. Os bydd merch yn Uuniaidd a main yn ei gwast Ceir sign ar ei thalcen, Too late, brother; past" Oed rhinwedd lie myno, rhaid plesio y cnawd Er byw fel Hygoden, yn wirion a thlawd. Os na welwyd beohgyn yr ardal erioed Yn cadw cwnmiaeth/keddeiddiaf ei throed, Fe welwyd fil rniloedd o engyl y nen Yn cadw ei chwmni heb wallt ar ei phon. Duw wnaeth y ferch laniaidd Ac ysgafn ei throed Fe wnaeth yr holl ferehed Fu'n bod er erioed Fe wnaeth y gornant A Fe wnaeth yr allt; Y Fe wnaeth yr eneth « Sydd heddyw heb wallt. Bydd U wen yn y Nefoedd Yn dyrcliu ei chlod, I'r lesu a'i carodd Yn hir cyn ei bod Bydd swn ei chaniadau Ynghyd ai hamen," Yn swyno'r brodorion Heb wallt ar ei phon. Ddyn ieuanc digydmar, Paid rhoddi dy fryd, A'r beth sydd yn damnio Trigolion y byd; Wrth deithio drwy'r anial Myn rywbeth yn fence," A'th geidwn ddiogel With draed Common Sense." Ucfll Coed. ALAW BitvcHEiNiOG. Y LILI. Ilwy'n cyfri' y lili lan—a'i henwi'n Frenhines ineill anian; Gwregys gwawl, geura'i gwasg Avail, Gem wenliw deg a mwynlan. Mil dail man, mal dwylaw myg-angýlioll Yn goleu dychymyg, (rwychawl blan, o glychau blyg—o'u helfen Oil o un dyben a'u lliw yn debyg. Clychau swyn o'u cylch y sydd-ehedfyw Yn fodfedd mesurydd Chwe deilen wen ysblenydd Di-niwl o dan haul y dydd. GWYNFA. Hudolus wynfa gwlad y gwyn fynyddau, lIeb gysgod cymyl ar eu disglaer drumau Gwlad dolydd gwyrddion, lletyf blodion balmaidd, Mewn bythol wanwyn, heb un Hydref oeraidd Gwlad hafaidd dlos, heb nos, na delw amser, (J wlad dydd tragwyddol, heb awelon pryder; Gwlad sydd yn gwenu gan brydferthwch dwyfol; < twtad Pren y bywyd wisga ddail iachusol; Gwlad Afon" loyw gan weniadau purdeb Gwlad "Haul" belydra wawl-des anfarwoldeb; Gwlad Duw, gwlad saint, seraphiaid ac angylion, Gwlad bur a glan, gwlad rydd uwchlaw peryglon Gwlad sydd a'i chan yn wefr tragwyddol foliaut Dihalog etifeddien ei gogoniant. EL HOG MON. ER COF ANWYL Am Miss Jane Margaret Williams (Maggie), 46, IIcol Fawr, Mertliyr, yr hon a fu farw Chwefror 29ain, 1896, yn 27 mlwydd oed. Maggie swynol, rnegys enyd—awr fu Er y f'ai'n llawn bywyd Heddyw, wedi cyrhaeddyd Isder bedd o drwst oer byd. Sydyn daeth y gosodiad—i farw Ow4 fyr oedd ei rhediad Ymdaith wych am dy ei Thad, Er hyny fu'i choroniad. Dirion ferch, ei da ran fu, Y dewisiad o lesu, A'i daliodd hi hyd ola' Awr y daith yn bur a da. Hardd ydoedd ei cherddediad,—o r Icoii, A'i rasgwna'i arddeliad, Bollach hedd, y wlodd, a'r wlad Fweh adwyth gyda'i Cheidwad. Mxvyn ei chanmewn uiynych \vyl,—y eanai Acenion Nef anwji Yno'n awr mewn umawn hwyl — dygwyd hi, I fawl y golchi, y nefol gylchwy1. Doulu anwyl, dilynwch-fry ei liynt, I fro hael dedwyddweh Am Maggie, na ddych'niygwch Mwy ci lie yn mliau y llwch. Mertliyr. DEWI GLAN LLYL-NANT.
BOB YN DDWRNAD [GAN BrILL Y BACHAN TIANC.J ANWYL FOS,—Ma'r edlych o nhw yn galw "Dig- chargw Noto" aruo wedi marw, a dw i ddiin Y" cretu bod dim un gwithw.r yn fecso ar i ol a. Er lla fu a ddim byw-yn liir fe nath lawar o ddrwg mwn amsar byr, a. fe fu jest ala batl ihwng y mishdii a'r gwithwrs a gueid stagneshon of trcd trw r wlad. Fo ddangosws ledars y gwithwrs blyo lied dda o'r dechra wrth gwnn udwrnaynierbyna. Di nhw ddim wedi pilo wia bothti a ddar y start, wath o nhw yn gweld y red leit yudo fa. Ticui fod teitants o ddyuon yn dod a rhw opstacls fel hyn i dowli injm fawr masnach ddar y rails. Fe fu injiners y gwithwrs a'r mishdri yn ddicon cwic i weld yr hymbag hyn, a'i symud a ddar y ffordd ond fe fuon bron a'i atal a yn rhy hir, nes fod y wheels jest a inynd yn i erbyn a, a dyna lie bysa crash E) byn heddy fe fyaa. milodd o goliars clawd wedi tOWll n twls linvr, a milodd o deulnodd a newyn yn sgyrnti yn u gwynepa nhw, dim ond achos pishin bach o bapur felna. Ma hi jest yn bryd i gapital a lebar i nt-id partnars. a phido cwmpo mas moramal. Dyna fatl gwyr Plymwth yn cal i setlo'n deidy, wedi iwso dicyn o gomon sens, ond tysa dicyn o'r stwff preshws hyny yn cal i iwso ar y start, fysa dim o'r noil galetu wedi bod, a fysa bob ochor yn well off heddy o getyn mawr. Pwy all weid faint o ddrwg ma'r scuffyl yna wedi neid V Fe fydd llawar yn teimlo orwthi am flynvdda, a rhai am byth. Diolchwn fed y colishon ar ben yn Gwm Merthyr, a bod y Discharge Note" wedi rhoi'r cic dwetha. Bu Ilawar yn melldithio'r Discharge Note," A llawar un yn cico'r "Discharge Note," Ond nawr mae wedi trengu, A difitch byth am hjrny Wel, dewch i gyd i gladdu r Discharge Note." Men "fwci bo" arswydus Oedd y Note," Ac arno olvvg boenus Erchyll Note," Pob gwithwr sy'n dymuno, Na chwniff a byth yto, O'r man lie bydd yn cwato, Anheg"Note." Rhw Ys rhyfadd iawn yw hon i fynd i ecsses gyta phopath. Ta beth syueal i gwnu i notis ma'n rnaid rhoi scop annherfynol iddo. Dyna'r ffwthol epidemic yn rejo ttw bob twll a chornal o'n gwlad ni yn y sesn, fel nag os dim iws wilia na sgrifeni am ddim arall. Dyna'r beisicl fefar wetin, ma nhw mor amal a thatws bothdi'r Up, a merched a bechgyn, mynywod a hen ddynon, ar u cefna nhw, yn spino hibo ni felellyllon, a llawar o bethach erill allsa ni enwi. Ond beth w i am bwynto at to yn fwa neillduol y tro hyn yw yr ecstreem ofnadw ma dynon yn mynd iddo bothti ddreso bedda yn y mynwentydd ni ar ddydd Sul y Bluda. I chi yn gwpod ta dyna beth odd dydd Sul dwetha, a mawr y decoreto fu yn mhob man ar lwch y meirw. Dw i ddim am fynd mor bell a moin stopid neb i ddoti blotyn bach teidy ne dusw lwch rhesyniol rhan hyny, o floda gwynon inosant. Ond ma gweld dynon yn doti llwythi o flota o bob lIiw, a llun, a maintioli, yn nonsans gwageddus allwn I feddwl ta beth. Ma pawb felsa nhw mwn competishon yn trio maeddu'u gilydd, nes fod mwy o falchdar ne breid ffashwnyddol iddi weld, na respect j'r rhai sy'n gorwadd, a ma canodd yn trampo trw ddinas y meirw i weld yr ecsibishon, apasoremares ar y decoraslions. I ui yn arfadd gweid os bydd gyta ni barch i rhywun fydd wedi marw,—" Heddweh i'w lwch," ond arno i of an fod y ffashwn ddwl hYl1 yn disterbo y rhai ay yn huno, a gora'i gyd pwy mor gyntad i ddoti'r brec ami, wath ma hi yn cal i chario mian i fwy o ecstent bob blwyddyn. Ma llawar osdim dowt yn gwastraffu arian sy isha mwn ffordd arall, i gal bod yn y steil, yn enwetig yn yr amsar clawd presenol. Ma pwyllgor Steddfod Genedlaethol Casncwydd yn mynd i blycu clun ) ofyn i'r Prins o Wales ddod yno y flwyddyn nesa. Ma jnvyllgora Steddfota bob blwyddyn bronyn began arno ddod, ond dyw a ddim yn gneid un notis o nhw, a beth ma nhw yn moin poeni'r bachan o hyd fel hyn trw fod a'n dangos yn blaen nag os dim deleit gyta fa mwn pethach o'r short ? Ma dicon o ddynon enwog yn yn gwlad ni, sy yn y Ion lenyddol, a fyddayn fwy cwmwsnafe. Tysa nhw yn ala I ofyn i r Poet Loret newydd ddod yno, a doti Syr Lewis Morns a fe, i neid pishis o ganu am y gora, fe gesan lawar tnwj' o sport, nag wth ddishgwl ar y Prins. ie fydda I yn folon baco Syr Lewis trw ta Cymro yw a, a w I yn parha i gretu ta fe ddylsa fod wedi cal y jobin Loret hefyd, ond fo liewn i rhoi shawns i'r bachan sy ag e, ddod i'n Olynipia ni fel Cymru iddo gal ihw idea am dano ni, falla gnela hyny les Iddo, I ddod I, napod i seis. Os bydd y pwyllgor gystal a gofyn iddo ddod fe roiff y beirdd ffugenw iddo ar yr Orsacid, fydd yn i siwto fa yn well na'r un gas a gan Lord Salsbri. Ond ta beth am hyny w i yn dymuno Uwyddiant i wyr Casnewydd i neid Steddfod eligant, a w i yn gwpod rhai bechgyn yno a dicon o go_a ned yndi nhw os bydda nhw yn dewish. Weiar in boys, a dangosweh fod y triw btyd Brythonaidd yn rytag trw'ch arwithiena chi, er ych bod yn byw ar gylfima tir y Saeson. Ma Merthyr ac Aberdar wedi colli un o'r cymeriada gora a fagwyd yn y cylch hwn ariod, yn marwolaeth I y foneddiges haelfrydtg, ac elusengar Mrs. B.Thomas, mam ein haelod anrhydeddus Mr. D. A. Thomas. Rhyw Ddorcas oedd hon mewn gwirionedd yn mhob ystyr, a gwelir ei heisiau am flynyddau lawer. Yr oedd y dryfa anferthol a ddaeth I'W he'irwng i dy ei hir gartref yn amlygiad o'i pharch, ac o edmygedd pawb tuag atti. Dymunodd gal ei chludo i'r fynwent ar ysgwyddau ei hen gydardalyddion, ac ni fuont yn 01 o ddangos eu parodrwydd I gyduno a'i dymuniad. Gan fod hanes ei hangladd mwn colofn arall nid gwiw i ti ymhelaethu. Boneddiges lawn o deimlad, A chyme) iadgwyn erioed Yr cedd blodeu gwynion cariad, Fel yn tyfu'n ol ei throed Mistres Thomas ydoedd Ddorcas, Yn ei ardal ar bob pryd Rhyw weinyddiad o gymwynas, Fu ei bywyd hi i gyd. Y n dyferu trngareddau Byddai hon o ddydd i ddydd, Nid ocdd trai i'w helusenau, Ffynon oedd ei chalon rydd Gweithrediadau pur, haelfrydig, Ydynt ser ei hanes hi, Geidw'i ehofiant yn barchedig, Geidw'i hanes fyth mewn bri. Y mac wedi anfarwoli 'R enw anwyl 'Sguborwen Hydll oi chuf yn perarogli, Ei1 ei bod dan farwollen Bocd i'w hysbryd elusenol, Arosyneitheutucu, I lewyrohu i'r dyfodol Bur rinweddau'r hon a fu.
TIIE CASE OF DR. HERZ. Xiie solicitors to Dr. Her/, have been notiiied by the Home Ollice that the French Government, for reasons dulv set forth, have withdrawn the application for his extradition on the charge of complicity in an abuse of confidence and swindling, and have applied for his ex- tradition on a charge of threatening, by letter or verbally, with intent to extort money. The Home Secretary proposes that the case shall be tried before Sir John Bridge at Bournemouth on April 17, but, if this be inconvenient to Dr. Herz, any repre- sentation to that effect will be considered. The solicitors for the defence have replied that Dr. Herz is still in a very critical condition, and that the conse- quences of subjecting him to an examination might be fatal. They therefore ask that a medical expert shall first be sent from the Home Office to examine the prisoner.
MR. GLADSTONE ON RAILWAY ENTERPRISE. Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone. Mr. Herbert Gladstone, and Mrs. Drew travelled as first passengers on the new North Wales and Liverpool Railway on March 28. The line, which is about 14 miles in length, starts from Hawnrden-bridge. It thence goes to Birkenhead, and from that town Liverpool is reached by tho Mersey Tunnel. On reaching Liverpool the 1 party partookof luncheon, when, in responding to the toast of his health, Mr. Gladstone gave a brief speech. He remarked that when the wonderful railway system was introduced it naturally took the form in the main of a system of radiation from the vast metro- polis of London. As a system of radiation from London it opened out, and for a considerable time left open a number of interesting questions as to the direct means of communication between difterent districts of the country into which those radii had separately pierced. He remembered when as a boy they used to look across the Mersey upon the Hundred of Wirral and the Welsh hills beyond just as an Englishman on the cliffs of Dover new looked across to France. In point of fact that was a feeble expression, because France was now far more fanidiar to the Englishman standing on the cliffs of Dover than ever Cheshire or North Wales was to the inhabitants of Lancashire at the period of which be spoke. All that had changed, thanks to the competition of the great railway com- panics on one side and the efforts of promoters of that, to all appearance, comparatively limited enter- prise on the other.
MR. CURZON ON EGYPT. Addressing his constituents at Southport on March 28, Mr. C'urzon, with respect to the Egyptian question, confessed to some astonishment at the agitation, he might almost say the alarm, which the Nile expedition had excited. In the first place, that expedition was primarily directed for the protection of the boundaries of Egypt from the danger by which they were menaced. We had for 10 years been in "Egypt merely as guar- dians and protectors, but he might almost say ai trustees for Europe of Egyptian administration. We had raised that country from the slough of Oriental umrule to a position of solvency, of happiness, good government, and contentment. If they found, as they had found, the frontiers of Egypt in danger, it was for them who had fttftiumed military as well as administrative re- sponsibility for that country to see that the danger was met by proper steps. Then this movement had the additional advantage of carry- ing relief to the beleaguered Italians at Kassala. The question was sometimes put, What have you to do with Kassala, and what lias it to do with you?" In the first place, we had a very friendly feeling towards tha Italian?, who were old friends of ours; in the second place, if the Italians were defeated at Kassala it would not be merely a disaster to Italy, but would be a peril to Egypt and our work theie. Also no difference was drawn in the heart of the African continent between the various classes of Europeans. Dealing with the international aspect of affairs, and with Lord Iiosebery's descrip- tion of our position in connection with other nations, he said he preferred to look at this ques- tion from an outside point of view, and if we bad escaped the risk of war with America, and stood, as he hoped we did, on the threshold of a pacific solu- tion of our unfortunate differences with that country; if we had composed our differences with Germany, and if, instead of this atti- I tude of hostility to which Lord Rosebery alluded, we had Germany sustaining our policy, aI she was at present, in Egypt' wasnoc sotno credit due to the statesman who had brought about that result ? tu this expedition there was no provoca- tion to France, and no intention to wound her sus- ceptibilities,
"LL < ))- t — HAUNTED ANCESTRAL HOMES: Their Ghostly Visitants and Portents, BT .HENRY FRITH. [ALL RIGHTS RB9BRVSD.1 II.—THE "BROWN LADY" OF RAYNHAM CASTLE. DOWN in Norfolk stands the ancient pile of Rainhain Manor, or Castle. The old hall, the seat of the noble Townshend family, is tho outcome or the survival of a still more ancient moated Grange. The present building is pleasantly situated, and the surroundings are picturesque. Within, it is a commodious and comfortable habitation, lacking nothing in comfort, and harbouring many mystic tales and veracious narratives of the phantom which at times and at varying intervals appears to the inmates on the stair. cases and in the corridors. That Rainhain Castle has been thus haunted is in- contestable, but who the figure actually represents, or who it is generally supposed to represent, we have not been able to ascertain. The phantom is known as the "Brown Lady" a female figure, generally attired in a brocaded silk dress, moving with some self-posses- sion and stateliness up the stairs in the direction of the bedrooms. She carries no candle there is no sound when she appears. She seems to arise suddenly, and move gently and slowly along the carpeted floors. Some correspondents designate this the figure of a housekeeper," a youngish dame of former years, but why her rest is thus perturbed, and why she seeks to return to her old haunts, no one can say j with any certainty. The certainty is cuucerning her appearance. Several anecdotes are related of the Brown Lady, whose soft rustling dress and somewi at elegant shape have manifested themselves on so many occasions. We have taken the trouble to compare these various narratives and experiences related pointedly with truth, avowedly as true, and in one instance at least the names of the chief actors in the ghostly drama are "given. In other narratives the names and the place are thinly veiled under the most transparent initials and "d shes." We have exam "ned and collated these i arratives, and our investigations have led us to the same result in each case the phantom, the Brown Lady-a dressed skeleton a Death's head on silk rol ed sho ilders. These occurrences—the appearances of the Brown Lady have happened at various seasons, and she has appeared to people wlo, being entirely un- acquainted wit.h he:- existence, may, therefore, be entitled to claim credit. On only one ocrasion has herappearance after along a' setue — been followed by any fatal result Whether she has appeared lately we are tunable to state at any rate, we have received no statement of her visits, but the narrat ive we shall now give bears the evident iiupre-s of conviction, and had the story been unfounded it would have been contradicted, particularly as the chief personages in the narrative arc the representatives of the noble family, the owners of the property, themselves. We will now only add that the incidents respecting the appearances of the Rrown Lady have been vouched for as trlle: the names have been published, and the collateral circuin-tances confirm them. Some years a_:o. thu Lord and I ady Charles Townshend were spending their Christinas season in the old castle, and hat gathered around them a number of relatives and friend-. Amongst the former were the brother of the hostess, Colonel Loftus. and his wife a Miss Page, who apparently relate 1 to a friend all the facts of the strange visitant's appearance, and other guests. ::> The festive reason had set in: a merry party listened to the Christmas bells; a pleasant party attended the ancient, ivy-clad and holly-decorated church: a joyous party assembled round the board, whichsmoked seasonably with choice ( hristnias fare. Healths were proposed and honoured iogswere cast upon the hearth, no doubt, and the dull night air ex- cluded. The wirtry wind ruslu d across the tlats, but had no terrors for the inmates of the castle. The £ er ants bad withdrawn; the merry circle chatted each one to his neighbour spoke, and then, without anv reason, the general conversation died away: each person became thoughtful some strange influence had been brought to '.ear. At length, while the others pondered, some one remarked: "Has anyone Itcadof the Urown lady lately? Has she turned up again f" This sudden change of conversation was remarkable, but the other guests-with few exceptions—Mere un- acquainted with the nciclent o! the phantasmal appearance The host was uaturally appealed to "Come, Lord Charles," cried one of his more intimate friend"" "yon are the proprietor of the ghost; d0 you 1.elieve in it This quest'on, lightly put as a challenge, was ex- pected to produce a laughing denial, or at any rate a half ser ous e etise. Few present could have been prepared for the actual J'e}> I (annot help believing it," replied Lord Charles. The Brown Lady has ushered we upstairs and into my room "Oh" come now,claimed another of the sceptics '"are you quite sure' I am certain," was the reply. '• l'ositive The more nenos of the party loo' eel round, and someone noli ed that the candles were burning in a sudden draught as if a per on had wh'sl.ed s iddenly past. Quite positive.continued the host, as the guests remained silent. There can l e no possible mis- take!" ''I daresay it was only a trie7', Loftus, eh? re- marked the sceptical gentleman who had already spoken. "At Christinas time swe all are ready to accept spirits Ha! ha! But it was not at Christmas lime that I saw her," said Lord < "harles, smiling •' No, she is a fact But die n t you make any in-uirv ? Perhaps the servants Hush the servants hare no idea of it. They would not remain another wee > in the house if they suspected that it was hacnted. 1 took precautions: I had a detective down. I even dressed the man in my livery. and tried to cV.ei t the trickster. I had bolts and bars i'sed to the doors, and, in fnct. made rather a fuss about it. "It is certainly curious," remarked a lady: •• but the thing is harmless, 1 suppose, ?'' "Quite, so far. replied the hostess. "It merely performs the duties :»r" major-domo: conducts one to one's cham' er. and then vanishes. "Is there no iraditou which will account for it,' as1 ed Miss Stone. None could be given and after awhile the conversa- tion drifted into other chaunels; but there was still a fee!in" of mild apprehension dominant amongst the guests. It Mas. of course, satisfactory to learn that there was 1:0 clanger to be apprehended, but, never- theless, it was rather uncanny to be living in the same house with a Brown lady, who might appear at any time of the evening, when you were retiring to bed, and show you the way, as a stranger, to your bedroom. When bed time arrived there Mas a decided dis- inclination on the part of some of the party to "go first "But the difficulty was removed by the suggestion that all the guests should go together, and then, if the lady housekeeper appeared, there would be safety in numbers. So it was arranged that the gentlemen should, at any rate, accompany their wives and wives' friends to the staiicase and lobby. The escort could then return, smoke, or chat, until it was in their opinion time to retire. The procession was formed but every one reached her or his apartment in safety. No rustling of brocaded silk. no shadowy, yet apparently substantial, figure appeared from the servants' staircase to indicate the apartments which each guest was to occupy. All was quiet in the house when the guests retired, Nothing occurred to alarm anyone, No footstep, no creaking, no noise of any unusual import was heard during the night. The most timorous person slept, after a while and the Brown Lady was in daylight generally regarded as having taken another situation. So the time passed in alternately laughing at the ghost and wondering whether she would appear to anyone that season. Certainly it was the proper time, but the Brown Lady remained unseen, unfelt, but still uncanny. Shall we have a game of chess, Mr. Hawkins said Colonel Loftus one evening, a few days after the assembly of the party. "With all my heart, replied the gentleman addressed. I am ready," It was already rather late when the chess board was advanced, but the antagonists were pleased, being fairly matched. For a while the game pro- ceeded cautiously, then some others of the) arty came to witness the moves, so seldom made, and so cautiously conceived. Inside all were warm and confortable. The fire burned I,rightly, the lamps shed a full gleam upon "fair women and brave men." But outside, the temptest sighed and rushed again in anger at the PllbC-; and casements as if anxious to get in, and quit the darkness and the cold for the warmth and light. One by one, two by two, the spectators dropped off. The ladies ha 1 no fears now. They had heard nothing, or rather had seen nothing, of the Brown Lady, and her appearance was no more expected than desired on that occasion. Colonel Loftus and his an!a_<oni.-t sat in friendljf rivalry rather later than was usual widl them. TIM game of chess had so absorbed their attention thEl they had paid no heed to the hour, and when the c)o k struck midnight and the fire began to crackle and fall in the dreary way we all know is a sign of dissolution, the gentlemen thought it was time to move. The game was finished the pieces replaced in the common gra "-box of the pawn and knight, and king, 'and queen The fire was guarded carefully, and the late antagonists lighted their candles. The lamps were then e tinguished. Well, good night, Lof; us," said his friend, as be turned away.
All hope of comfort in my nome had died Until the MATCHLESS CLEAXSER SOAP I tried.
SCIENCE NOTES. A TELEGRAM from Edison received by Lord KeTivin announces that a better fluorescing material than platino-cyanide of borium, for use with the Rontgen rays, is tungstate of calcium. This yet remains to be tested. In the meantime, it is interesting to note what real progress has been made in the application of the new photography" to surgical purposes. With improved tubes, rapid plates, and increased knowledge of the requisite conditions, it has been possible to obtain accurate photographs of all the joints of the human body and even of the bones in the thickest parts. The medical papers are full of interesting cases we hear of more than one con- sulting-room specially fitted up for the purpose and beside us, as we write, lies the last new achievement, a splendid photograph of the lower half of a skull showing the attachment and continuation of the vertebra. Ox the Continent several attempts are being made to produce Rontgen rays without a Crookes tube. We do not include M. Le Bon's lumiere noire," which is emitted by a paramu lamp, because what- ever it is, if it be anything, it is not the same as Rontgen's rays. M. Troost, however, has announced to the Academie des Sciences a discovery which is interesting, if true. He claims that Rontgen rays are emitted by hexagonal artificial blende (zinc sulphur), which is a substance phosphorescent in ordinary sun- light. After excitation by means of burning magne- sium wire, the rays are said to have penetrated a black envelope and produced good images on 8 sensitive plate. Apropos the blue-blood corpuscle," supposed to hare been discovered by a Philadelphia physician, Dr. Lauder Brunton writes to suggest an origin for the phrase blue-blood, or sangre a:fel, which it supposed to have come from Spain. Before the Moorish invasion the rulers in Spain were all of Gothic race, fair-haired, fair-skinned, and with the veins showing blue on temples and hands as they never do in the olive-skinned races. He notes that in one of his famous pictures at Seville, Murillo has painted the Madonna with dark skin like the women of his country, whilst he has given to the Christ the fair complexion of a Northern child. A GKRM AN chemical journal commends the use of paraffin as the best method of making porous corks gas-tight and water-tight. Allow the corks to remain for about five minutes beneath the surface of melted paraffin in a suitable vessel, the corks being held down either by a perforated lid, wire screen, or similar device. Corks thus prepared, the writer says, can be easily cut and bored, have a perfectly smooth ex. terior, may be introduced and removed from the neck of a flask with ease, and make a perfect seal. A LEADING medical journal recently advised the profession to take up the cure of personal blemishes, instead of leaving them any longer in the hands of quacks. To take one branch only of the science of beautification, the ordinary depilatories are mostly made of quicklime, soda, and a combination of sulphur and arsenic, which is applied as a paste, and washed off when dry. This concoction acts as a desiccator, and dissolves the hair shaft, but it ia an irritant at the same time, and will cause a scar if left. The Jews in the East use a mixture of orpiment and slaked lime as a cure for stubbly beards. The effects of this chemical shave last for a week or two, and are enviable but risky. Occasionally chromic ointment or other caustics are applied to the hair bulb with a needle, and are generally followed by severe inflammation, The safest and most satis- factory method of removing hairs, upon the whole, and in judicious hands is electrolysis. The process is slow, not more than 30 hairs being extracted at a sitting, and it leaves small red marks, which, however, are not permanent. The electrolytic action appears to destroy the papilla whence the hair springs by de. composing the products formed in it, which it is thought are probably caustic alkalies. HEIU: BEKSON, of the Berlin Meteorological Office, who has made many ascents in free and captive balloons, condemns Andrce's project as foolhardy, and predicts that it will end in disaster. He thinks, however, that captive balloons are not utilised as they might be in Arctic expeditions, and regrets that Nansen did not take one with him as he intended. According to Herr Berson, the temperature rapidly falls at great heights, and, moreover, the velocity of the wind is often very high there. M. MOISSAX is one of the most distinguished French chemists, and his opinion on the opium question is worth something. He has made a careful analysis of the opium smoked in China, and finds that it is not crude opium, but a preparation called Chandu, which, when heated to about 2"»0deg. Centigrade. yields a smoke consisting of volatile perfumes and a small quantity of morphine, which does not appear to produce more ill effects than smoking tobacco. The commercial quality of opium is, however, very different in its effects. The residues of opium smoking are usually sold as dross, and when heated to oOOdeg. or 325deg. Centigrade give off toxic com- pounds. CAPTAIN- BALFOUR, of H.M.S. Penguin, has taken the deepest soundings on record just east of the Kermadec Islands, in the Pacific (lat. 30deg. 28min. south, and longitude 176'39 west). The cast was one of several taken in what appears to be a depression, uid the depth was 5155 fathoms, or 30,930 feet. The bottom was red clay, consisting of tine matter mixed with pumice, green crystals of angite, and red crystals of pelagonite. The Kermadec Islands ire 500 miles north-east of Auckland, N.Z. jN "Hiiutiiel und Erde," Dr. Carl Miiller gives statistics of the destruction of trees by lightning in Germany from 1879 to 1890, by which it appears (hat 50 oaks, 20 or 21 firs, three or four pines were struck, but uo beeches. Yet the proportions of the various trees in the German forests are 70 per cent. of beeches, 11 of oaks, 10 of pines, and six of firs. Beeches would seem to be practically immune' from lightning stroke, and therefore a comparatively safe tree to take shelter beneath. Trees standing in wet ground are more liable to the stroke than if they grow in dry soil. Trees rich in fatty matter and resin during summer are loss likely to be struck than trees poor in oils. Wood pines, though rich in fat. during winter, are poorer in oils during summer. Living wood is a worse conductor than dead wood, jience trees with dead limbs are more likely to be truck than sound trees. TilE planet Yenus has long been thought to turn on her axis once in '23.' hours or thereabout, but lately Schiaparelli maintained that her period of rotation must be 224 days, that is to say, about the period of her revolution round the sun. The moon, we know, revolves round the earth in the same time M she turns round her axis, hence she always presents :he same face to us. Astronomers found it hard to oelievethat Venus, a planet so like the earth, could .1ave so different a period of rotation. M. Perrotin. the director of the new observatory on the top of Mount Mounter, near Nice, has, however, made some ixcelleut observations, which tend to corfirm Sehiaparelli's view. He finds that the period of rotation certainly lies between 193 and 224 days. M. BiiKTOT has given the following method of taking impressions of plants. A sheet of paper is iiglitly oiled on one side and folded in four. The plant to be impressed is placed in the second fold and pressed EO as to receive a slight coating of tho ^il. It is then placed between two clean sheets of white paper and pressed so as to leave oily impres- jions of its surfaces on the sheets. These impres- sions are then dusted with fine black lead, which adheres to the oil, or with coloured pigments to imitate the colour of the plant. A little resin can be mixed with the pigments to iix the colours by exposing the print to heat.
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A STRANGE DOG STORY." Considerable interest has been excited in Leicester by the publication of a remarkable dog stcry." It is related that while a Bible-woman was visiting the accident ward of the infirmary, a terrier dog made its way to her with difficulty from near one ofche ad pining beds, and appealingly held up one of its foro- paws. She called the attent ion of one of the doctors to the oniuml, and it was then found that the limb was broken. The bones were set and a bed made up for the canine sufferer in the ward, instructions being filtered upon the patient's card as to his treatment and diet. The nuitual progressed favourably, and became a general favourite with both the patients aud otlicials, until a day or two ago, when it was claimed by its owner and taken away. How the terrier found its way to the infirmary is not known, but it entered the institution unobserved and was found in the accidcnt ward, where men were being treated for ai'ruents similar to that with which the dog was afflicted. The officials and patients regretted to par". wim so iiifi'it'ie!ing a patient—one that proved M amenable to treatment and discipline
Wait a second 1 am going up your stairea* said the colonel They proceeded together they went up the stairs, and were in the act of bidding each other good- night, when Mr. Hawkins suddenly exclaimed: 1 say I who is that standing at your sister's bed- room door P" Coronet Loftus—Lady Townshend s brother was rather short-sighted He put up his eye-glass to as- cert-iin who It could be, and as the shape moved quick'y away, both gentlemen simultaneously followed it. 'J he female form made no sound as it glided over the floor, and both men were satisfied that thev saw the Brown Lady herself. But as they rapidly pur- sued the figure, it suddenly and unaccountably dis- appeared, leaving the men surprised and astonished, but by no means alarmed. Yet there v*a^ an eerie sensation in the minds of bot'i as they 'oil >wed the female figure which glided so silently from c'oor to door, continuing its way until it suddenly seemed to go out of sight. There was no terror, as there might have been if one of the female servants had been thus encountered by the gentlemen. iNo exclamation of alarm, but a silent and stately carriage befitting the rAle of the housekeeper. The gentlemen regarded each other-in silence for a moment, an having made a search as far &s possible at the time, retired to their respective apartments in the firm conviction that they had seen the veritable Brown Lady of Raynbnm. Ttie recital of their adventure on the following morning was received with some incredulity at firsts but they were so evidently honest in their assertions that no doubt was subsequently permitted to be shown, and curiosity again became mingled with the mild sense of dread already experienced and half rejected by that time. The days passed in the'usual manner; of course the occasional top'c of conversation was the appearance of the Brown Lady,but some of the guestsquittedthe castle without any interview with the pretty housekeeper, whose somewhat old-fashioned costume had been the object of :;O"lle discussion. "There is some curious tale connected with this house, I daresay." remarked a guest. "I wish we could tmce tIle ghost tu lwr la i r." ''You might ne-, er return," said a lady who wal perhaps interested. No one ever tracked a ghost. Many comments were made. The subject arose at intervals. Guests came and went: of course the story of the apparition was reconciled, and the sensation was beginning to subside, when one evening Colonel Loftus came down with a sLelch of the spectre in his band. This sketch he declared be bad drawn from memory while the impression was strong in his mind. I saw the drawing" mvsthc !ady who narrated the circumstances. So there is no room, so fa.r, for scepticism. The narrative of Colonel I o.'tus is perfectly circumstant ial, and distinctly deserving of credit. Pressed to disclose the circumstances, the Colonel told his story, which was in part confirmed by his wife, who had seen him hurry nto the room aud make the drawing while the incident was fresh in his mind. Colonel Loftus had been sitting up by himself after the guests had retired on the previous evening. It was rather late," lie sai l, and I e was perhaps a bit tired, for he strolled rather languidly up to his apartments, candle in hand, thinking of nothing in particular. It seems that he had ascended the s'airs. pausing a moment to look at the moon racing a ong behind the clouds. As he gained the er.d uf the corridor he felt an irresistible inclination to t. rn round Something impelled hint to look beh'nd him some cons iousness, perhaps, of the presence of a person which all have at times experienced. To lfs surprise he saw, .standing in the full light of the moon which streamed in through the casement, the Brown l ady, somewhat elegantly attired in her brocade, a c-oif upon her head. She had her back to the Colonel, who determined at once to fathom the mystery, and turning towards another staircase, went ¡ tomeetherasheknewhemuft. Colonel Loftusnanaged so well that in a few j moments he came face to face with the apparition. He stood still and awaited her approach, expecting perhaps to ascertain who was playing him a trick. yet somehow conscious that this cold, pale form in the moonlit corridor was n being from another I world. A tremor thrilled his frame a. the form cime nearer and nearer. For one moment he fancied that this figure might he one of the guests sleepwalking or searching for the unaccustomed room. No! The woman came on steadily, but its closer appearance made the colonel's bloodrun cold. Horror! The I ghost turned its head and he could see its features; but the head was the head of a skeleton—or at any rate devoid of Hes This was an appearance which the gallant soldier had never anticipated..No one had previously come face to face with the Brown Lady only her general appearance had t een noted. But here she had been fully discovered. Staggering, rather than walking, up the few remain- ing stairs, the colonel dari oj into, IJ is bedroom, and without any explanation threw himself into a char to recover his composure. He was so evidently upset that his wife became somewhat alarmed, and nervously inquired what was the matter. What is it 'i What is the matter with you ?" she cried in alarm, once more. He co ild only gasp his reply faintly— I have seen the Brown I.adv What was she like ?' inquired Mrs. Loftus eagerly, I staring at him. "I will make a sketch of her—you will understand then. Horrible! Horrible!" After a while he rose, and as seon as he felt more composed he seated himself at the table and produced & sketch representing the apparition dressed in its brocaded garments and coif, but with the head of » skeleton Mrs. Lofuis was naturally much surprised, and carefully examined the drawing which her husband had executed from memory. It is exactly her appearance," he said. If I live for years and years I shall never forget her." The dress was examined, the general appearance of the figure criticised, but no possible clue could be obtained to anyone likely to pluy a trick on the ghost-seer. He had not remained to see it nearer, nor to address it. The ghost had no doubt appeared, and the drawing represented it. Once again in the morning the spectre was made the subject of discussion. Some one rashly and im- prudently declared that its coming indicated death to the per.-on who had seen it; but this prediction was out-voted; there were no grounds for any such state- ment, and the person who had made the suggestion felt rather small. The sketch which Colonel Loftus had made was handed about and commented on. The lady who relates these facts deposes to having herself seen the sketch after the return of the Colonel from Rainhain with his wife. The other guests were surprised at this evidence. but putting aside the perils of the encounter, some desired to see the apparition. But the Brown Lady was coy. She did not make her appearance very often, but it must be confessed that when she did come there seemed no possibility of mistake. Some while afterwards two young nien were going up to dress for dinner at Brfynham Hall. They had no idea of ti e ghost, and cared nothing for her. The dressing t ell vas ringing and they strolled upstairs. .1 say, look there's a pretty figure in her evening dress," exclaimed one of the young men, as a lady- like form suddenly fluttered out on the staircase in front of them. (, Who call "he be ?" asked the other admiringly. "She certainly has an exquisite figure." 1 wish she would give us a glimpse of her fae.e," continuedtbeGr-tspeaker. '"Why doesn't she lobk round ?" Hardly had he finished speaking when the lady turned, as theyoung man declares, and looked at them but. the eves were void of all speculation, the beautiful Brown Lady had only a Death's head. This further testimony began to exercise the minde of the guests, and got abroad too. The servants soon picked up the notion that the house was haunted but that the frequent that is the comparatively frequent -appearance of the phantom was unlucky.and boded some disaster. Nevertheless nothing happened, yet one after the other the servants gave their mistress warning. They couldn'tabide''a house which was so haunted by the lady in brocade. In vain Lord Townshend repeated his former tactics. He made alterations, and sent for experienced detectives. rlhen came a letter from a lady, a relative, who had heard of the mysterious appear- ances of tin ghost, and wanted to see it. There is further testimony in bereave. One day she c alled upon a friend and joyfully in- formed her that she was about to set out on a visit to the castle. "I hope, 111." dear; that I shall sec the 'house- keeper, she said. "I am off to Jxaynhani con- gratulate me :> But surely you fire too matter-of-fact to believe in the ghost cried her friend. "Howe-rcr, I hope you wiJI succeed. Cnly, mind! there is a spice: of danger "n it. Alter so many times it carries a warn- ing. 'A warning—what warning 1"' They say it may be fatal, 'r eplied the lady. "Nonsense!" was the reply. '"I am going to the castle, and -■»■7 remain until I it! Don't you think that. I am afraid of any such notions. j The resolute lady departed. Subsequently came a letter full of regret at her great disappointment. "Picture my disgust, she wrote: *'I have been here all this time (two months) and have not yet seen the ghost of the housekeeper!" But this condition I f things did not long remain. After tho lapse of a couple of weeks another letter arrived, stating the writer's pleasure and satisfaction. "Imagine my delight," it began. "I have seen the housekeeper." She had encountered it in much the old way, no doubt; in the same old-fashioned dress: gliding up the stairs in the same stately fashion The incident was commented upon and once more forebodings were expressed as to the result. All went welI for a time. The muallife passed calmly at the castle. The lady who had seen the phantom was in excellent spirits, an 1 actually discussed her future plans. One eventful morning, however, the lady's maid came down and announced to the servants that '• her lady wasn't quite herself.' "Who is ?he then?" may have been the comment, although t la; flippancy fplifatm the remembrance of vvLiat had so lately occurred. Ihu aruearauce Q/ the Brown Lady had affected some, and others not averse to seeing the result of the efforts oPtae ghost-hunter. Ihe illness rather increased than diminished. doctor came, and could not .pronounce a die&NP opinion. But the result was fatal Within a forttfljjfefc of the appearance of the warning spe-tre, the ladj who derided it had seen ir. and had fallen « victim ■ to its malign influence and wouiu'ed feelings. Of late years we have seen no stories connected with the Brown. Lady. We have therefore no mease of confirming these narratives which. cred^Te witnesses have vouched for and which we hare Sated in. It is somewhat curious that the Brown Lady has been seen so often, and it would be interesting-to learn whether she has visited the glimpses of tII. moon in our own memory. Many persons have declared that they have seen the Brown Lady, and Mrs. Crowe, in her "Night-s&b of Nature," mentions the phantom but those wno desire the fullest details should study Rifts in the Veil. in which a lady sets forth her own frientF- actual experience-, in the castle; and from this persona! narrative of the circumstances concerning the vision vouchsafed fo her fellow-guests, this recital of tlie events, there stated to be true, is derived.