Varieties. I can't start the fire," growled MJunkin. "Why don't you use words ?" askgd Mrs. M'Junkin. "Words? What kind oi words?" Words that burn, of course." Mrs. Closfiat: We are invited to Mr. and Mrs. Bangle's silver wedding. What shall we give them ? Mr. Closefist I'll make 'em a speech. Speech is silvern, you know. Abraham Lincoln split rails, but if, after splitting them, he had sat around OR the fence made of them he would never have become President. Algv: Do you think, my love, that yoor father will consent to our marriage ? Angely: Of course, papa will be sorry to lose me, dar- ling. Algy But I will say to him that instead of losing a daughter he will gain a son. A ngely: I wouldn't do that, love, if you really want me. Papa has three such sons living at home now, and he's a little bit touchy on the point. Mrs. Jones: Why, Tommy, have you got tired already playing with your little sister P i Tommy Yes, I don't want to play with her any more. Mrs. Smith (a visitor): Why not, Tommy ? Tommy: Because she is too mean for anything. She won't fight a bit like you and papa. She just sulks. There are fifty-one metals," casually re- marked a man at the breakfast table in a Washington hotel. "Sir," quickly responded the Senator from Nevada, there is but one metal." I'm going to enlarge my paper," remarked the editor to the farmer. So am I," was the response. Why, you haven't got any paper," exclaimed the puzzled editor. 41N ot like yours, maybe, but I've got a note out for 250 dollars and I've got to enlarge it to 500 dollars or sell off my farm." Papa," said a little girl who had been getting a great many satisfactory answers to a great many questions, what's the use of our having a dictionary in the house while you are here ?
Serving Two Masters. Uncle Billy recently developed a great deal of interest in religious matters, and it was observed with a good deal of surprise by several boat owners that be was no longer ready and willing to take a hand at the work they offered him (says the Washington Star). One of the men who had depended a good deal on his services said I'm sorry that you won't work any more." Deed, sab, I is puffickly willin' to wuhk, I but I can't wuhk in yoh boat." Why not ?" Kase she's a two-master." Why, that's no reason at alt." Massa, ef you wants to 'peril yer own soul 'tain' none ob my business, but de good book says plain as day dat no man kain't sarbe two masters."
ZrutA says" A speech delivered bv the Roman Catholic Hishop of Salford "at a temperance meeting ut Ashton-under-Lyne was so sensible and moderate that it descrvse notice. The llishor, suggested that, whilst strong beers should be taxed, the sale of light beers not above a certain minimum strength should be encouraged by being freed from duty. This is a doctrine that 1 have always preached. It is, indeed, a pity that more temperance reformers are not as reasonable and Its practical as the Bishop of Salford." A large measure of the success of the Golden Sunlight Ale may be attributed to the fact that it is brewed on these lines, and will compare favourably with the ordinary high- coloured, strong, heady ales. It is brewed from malt prepared from the finest Herefordshire bar- ley, and most delicately flavoured with hops, called 11 Worl-ters," but really grown in tile rich, fertile valleys of Herefordshire. Messrs. Watkins and Son, of the Hereford Brewery, are the only brewers of this famous Ale, and it is sold by over 200 Agent. of the North, South. East, and West of the British Isles, Soul h Wales Office: 94, St. Mary-strer t, Stores: Westaate-stroet. Cardiff. 79759 THE LITTLE ENGLISH LIVER PILL.-Kernick. Vegetable Pills, 7Ad., 13M. and 2s. 9d. boxes. 185 GAS ENGINES GAS ENGINES GAS ENGINES The Griffin Engine is the most reliable.- Perkins Bros. iud Co.. Agents, Cardiff. Fond Wlfe-" We art told to cast our bread upon the waters, John." John" Yes. but don't you try that or it might cause a shipwreck." She uses BIZINS B4JUTO JfOWDJBJtt-NMc. 11300 Business Addresses- JUST NOW e,-I We are Showing a Most Extensive STOCK of SPRING and SUMMER ULOTfliNG I for GENTLEMEN, YOUTHS, and BOYS. JUST NOW We ask all who are desirous of looking Smart, feeling Smart, and paying Liitle for a good Outfit to pay tw a visit. MASTERS JUST NOW AND C 0 n. r P N Y We have a SPECIAL LINE ia MEN'S COMPANY, SUITS. Q rp j -g, g We have a SPECIAL LINE in YOUTHS We have a SPECIAL LINE in BOYS' ADDRESSES WELL KNOWN SUIXS. THROUGHOUT WALES. I E588 »■■■*■» ——'HI■■«»!■ ———MBDW— BEVAN COMPANY. LIMITED REGISTERED AS THE CARDIFF FURNISHERS." BEVAN AND COMPANY, For Dining, Drawing, and Bedroom Suites. BEVAN AND COMPANY, For Reliable Goods at Marvellous Prices. BEVAN AND COMPANY. For Every Description of Brass andiron Bedsteads. BEVAN AND COMPANY, For Largest Selection in the Principality. BEVAN AND COMPANY, For Clocks, Fenders, Fireirons, Hardware. &c. BEVAN AND C'OMPANY, For Free Delivery lhroughout Wales. BEVAN AND COMPANY, For Pianofortes and Organs at Half Usual Prices, BEVAN AND COMPANY, For Carpets, Floorcloths, Linoleums, and Hearthrugs. BEVAN AND COMPANY, For Every Requisite for Furnishing Throughout. BEVAN & COMPANY, LIMITED, THE CARDIFF FURNISHERS, 21. DUKE-STREET, AND 97, ST. MARY-STREET. CARDIFF. THE NEW PREMISES, Opposite TOWN-HALL, NEWPORT, will be Opened Very Shortly. PERKINS BROS. & CO., COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHERS, CARDIFF. i I ,.1 IRONMONGERY AND FURNITURE, CHINA AND GLASS ORNAMENTS, AND FANCY GOODS. SEND FOR OUR HOUSE FURNISHING LIST. LINOLEUM. OIL CLOTH, TABLES AND CHAIRS. BEDROOM SUITES. FENDERS, FIREIRONS, ke., &c. ALL KINDS OF IRONMONGERY- 55 ST. MARY STREET & WYNDHAM ARCADE.
IL BARBIERS DE SEVILLE" AT CARDIFF. [Br Z KTUS.J Age can never efface what is truly great in nrt, even when the suoject introduced is, as in "The Barber of Seville," of a light character and comic in detail. And it cannot be because Mr. Valen- tine Smith entertains fears as to any diminution of the public love that he has chosen to introduce into the second act a painfully clashing song like "Mv Pretty Jane." If the innovation is justifiable, it would be just as well that the rhythm and impress of the song should have something in common with the style ot the opera it.-OIL Without being absolutely devoted to Rossini, it is scarcely a compliment to his memory, on the occasion of his centenary, to interfere with a work admittedly strong. The opera was exceedingly well performed at the Grand Theatre, Cardiff, on Friday night. Mr. Smith gave a splendid representation of Count Almaviva, and was invariably well received by the audience. Madame Julia Lennox's performance of Rosina was distinguished with signal ability, whilst, as Don Basillo, Mr. T. H. Wood sang with almost unerring accuracy of intonation, a virtue regret- tab!y rare in operatic vocalists. To-day at 2.30 the "Bohemian Girl," is to be given, and at 7.30 Verdi-s "II Trovatore." with Mr. Smith and Madame Lennox as principals.
The Bristol Channel Steamboat Service. The passenger steamer Queen of the Bay, which has been plying in ttie Bristol Channel for several year?, ran a trial trip on Friday from Newport, after having been improved in machinery and generally Vrenovated at considerable expense by Mr. Laurie, of the firm of Laurie and Edgar, New- port, aud Laurie and John, Barry Dock.
Tait URRAT CORK FOB COUNS. — Munday's Uridine.—Still further testimony. A Chemist writes: Will you send me a bottle of your Viridine? jt is for my own use. 1 get plenty of corn cures of the same colour, but none of them appear to equal yours." No one ought to say his corns are if-cui-tible until he has used" Viridine." Thousands have been cured, some of whom had suffered for over 50 years. Beware of imitations. Scid in bottles, Is. by pon. by the Proprietor, J. Munday, Chemist, 1, High-street, and all Chemists E2623 Why are Brown's children neglected ?" Be- cause liis wife has too much to do. She will try to get on without RIZINB BAKING POWDBB, as article that makes baking a pleasure. 11390 KKHNICK'S YKGETABLB PILLS Cleanse the Blood and Strengthen the. System,—7jtd., 134d., and I 2s. 9d. Bokm
Sudden Death of a Bristol Bank Manager. The death took place suddenly at an early hour on Friday morning of Mr. Alfred Charles Smith, manager of the National Provincial Bintr, Corn- street, Bristo'. The deceased gentleman, who resided at Portishead, was in his usual health on Thursday, and that evening attended a parochial meeting, when he was suddenly taken ill. He was immediately conveyed to his residence, where, as' stated, he expired early on Friday morning.
New Method of Treating Tin Ore. Herr Franz Arnemann has devised a new method for treating tin and other ores. He first reduces the mineral. The operation is conducted in a vessel made of refractory earth or metal. The vessels are afterwards introduced into the furnace, laid or inclined in such a way as to heat their exterior, and allow the metal to collect,. This arrangement permits the free escape of gas and vapour through a special opening, and their con- veyance to a contiguous condenser.—Iron.
Mr. H. M. Stanley's Lecturing Tour. In the Queen's Bench on Friday, before Mr. Justice Lawrance and a common jury, the hearing of the case Pewtrells v. Stanley and Appleton was resumed. The action was brought by Mr. few- tress, a lecturer and musical agent, residing at Berne Hill, to recover a sum of £ 150, the balance of a sum of JE200 paid to Mr. Appleton as a deposit for arranging for a courss of lectures to be deli- vered by Mr. Henry Morton Stanley, the African explorer, in different towns in the country. On Thursday Mr. Stanley gave evidence stating that he had never given Mr. Appleton authority to ask for any deposit. Upon his lordatiip-titkine his seat on Friday Mr. Wildey Wright addressed the jury on belmlf of Mr. Appleton. Eventually the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff for the full amount, with costs.
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Adam Holcombe's Will. Adam Holcomb was dead at last—dead after seventy years of money-getting, and the grave had closed over him. He had no children, for he bad led a single life, induced, so it was said, though nothing was certainly known, by ap early disappointment which bad warped his nature and made him lead a solitary and selfish life, given up to Mammon alone. Adam Holcomb was dead, and as yet no one knew what disposition he had made of his money. Three days after the funeral the next of kin and possible heirs were collected in the office of the lawyer who was the custodian of of the will and private papers of the deceased. They were few in numbers, for the family was not a large one. There were but three, and these three may be briefly described. First came James Holcomb, a nephew of the deceased, a vain, selfish, worldly man, all his thoughts centred upon himself and his own family, who had never been known to give a penny for any charitable purpose. Next came Harvey Holcomb, a cousin of the last-namei and about the same age Be was tall, thin, and angular. He belonged to the Ifgal profession, in which he had managed to pidi up considerable money, though his replication was none of the best. He was considered tricky, willing to undertake any cause, however disreputable, for money. He was married and had a family, for whom he provided in a grudging manner. He, too, had nourished sanguine hopes of finding him- self much better off after his uncle's death. Last came a young man, presenting a strong contrast to the other two. He was of light complexion, brown hair, clear blue eyes, and an attractive face. He was barely 25 years of age, very plainly dressed, and with a modest manner which preposseessd one in his favour. He was the son of old Adam Holcomb's youngest sister, who had married a poor minister, and her son, Alfred Graves, was studying medicine, for which be bad a decided predilection. But he had been cramped by narrow means, and was even now teaching in a coantry school, hoping to obtain enough by this means to pay for his college conrse. He had applied to each of his two relatives present for a small temporary loan, to help him complete his studies, but without effect. He had been curtly refused by both. He had come here to-day as a matter of form. without the slightest expectation of benefiting by the will of his late relative, He had known him but slightly, and never received any encouragement upon which he could build a hope. Yet if he could but receive a legacy of even 300 dollars, he thought, it would help him: materially. That was the amount which he bad vainly sought to borrow of the merchant and lawyer, now preeent with him at the reading of Adam Holcomb's last will and testament. The merchant and lawyer conversed while waiting for Squire Brief. Have you any idea, cousin, how much the old gentleman bad accumulated?" asked James Holcomb. I have heard it estimated at 250,000 dol- lars," was the reply. "That is a large sum. I hope he has not been unjust enough to squander any of it on charitable societies." f hope not. That would be a great piece of injustice to his relations. He never dropped anything to you about the disposition be intended to make of his property, did he ?" "Not he! He was a close man, very," said the other. I once tried to worm something out of him, but didn't get much satisfac- tion." What did he say ?" He Raid that he thought of endowing an asylum for fools and lunatics, and that I could tell whether I was likely to be benefited by his so doing." "Ho! ho!" laughed James, shaking his capaoious sides; •' he got you there, eh ?" I don't see it," said the lawyer, sourly. You < on't appreciate the joke, eh ?" It was a foolish piece of impertinence. However, everybody knows what the old man was, and I let it pass. If it had been any one else I would have given them as good as they sent." "But you were-afraid it would spoil your chances, eh ?" As to that, I have no idea. There is no question that we ought to be joint heirs." "True," retarned James. "That would give 125,000 a piece. That would satisfy me." How about Alfred's chances ?'' queried the lawyer, glancing sharply to that part of the office where the young man was quietly seated. Oh, he'll get nothing," said the merchant, contemptuously. He belongs to a beggarly stoek, and a beggar he'll-remain to the end of his days. Going to be a doctor, I hear." Well, I w-sh him joy of his profession if he ever gets in it, which is somewhat doubt- ful. He wanted to borrow three hundred dollars of me the other day." t And of me. Did you let him have it ?" Not I. I've enough to do with my money without giving it away. Of course. he'd never have repaid it," •' No, [ suppose not. The coolness of some people is refreshing." Well, I take it for granted old Adam was much too shrewd to lavish any of his monev on such a fellow." Trvni him for that." The young man was engaged in reading a volume ho blid taken up and did not hear this conversation. It was interrupted by the entrance of Mr. Brief. Both the merchant and the lawyer greeted him w th deference and cordiality, as a man whose words might bring them pros- perity or disappointment: Alfred Graves roae in a quiet, gentlemanly manner, and bowed with the courtesy -which was habitual to bim. It "Gentlemen," the attorney said, I hold in my hand the will of y.-onr late relative. I will at once proceed to read it." Of course his wr»rds commanded instant attention. All bent forward to listen. After tlie usual/formula came the following items "I give atuS -bequeath to my nephew, James Holcomb, the- fium of five thousand dollars, to to held in ttenst for his children. "To my v&obvw, Henry Holcorabe,. I like- wise give&ke mm <kt £ ve thousand dollars to t "• be held m trust for his children, to whose sole use the income shall annually be paid. "To my only remaining nephew, Alfred Graves, I give the sum of two thousand dol- lars to be appropriated to his own use as he may see fit. I set aside the sum of 200,000 dollars to establish a public library in my native town, one-quarter to be appropriated to the erection of a suitable building and the remainder to constitute a fund, of which the income only shaH be employed for the purchase of books." Here the notary made a pause. The mer- ohant and lawyer sat with looks of blank dis- appointment and anger, which they made no attempt to conceal. He had no right to defraud his relatives in this way," muttered James. It is a miserable imposition," said Henry Holcomb, to put us off with such a nig- gardly sum." '• For my part I am quite satisfied," said the young man. "1 have received more than I expected." fI Oh, yes; it will be a great thing for a beggar like yon," said James sarcastically. I am not a beggar. returned the young man, proudly. 0 Gentlemen," said the lawyer, I have not finished reading the will." My faithful old dog Scipio, who is now somewhat infirm, I trust one of my nephews will be willing to take home, and treat in- dulgently for the sake of the master to whom he was attached." That's cool ejaculated James. As for me, I don't choose to be bothered with the dog." But," said the lawyer, since your uncle has given you a legacy, are you not willing to incur this slight care and expense ?" I must absolutely refuse. Mrs. Holcomb does not like dogs, nor I. Moreover, my uncle has treated me too scurvily for me to inconvenience myself much on his account." Then will you take him ?" asked the solicitor, turning to the lawyer. I- Not I," said he, shrugging his shoulders. The dog may starve for aught I care." And you, sir P" turning to Alfred Graves. I will assume the charge of Scipio," said Alfred Graves. It is a slight acknowledg- ment for my uncle's legacy." You may find him troublesome." h Tbat will make no difference. While he lives, he shall be comfortably cared for." What a model nephew!" said the mer- chant, sarcastically. Good young man said the other rela- tive, with a sneer. Gentlemen," said the attorney. "I will now read the codicil." The two older men looked at each other in surprise, which changed into rage and dismay as they listened. To that one of my nephews who shall agree to take charge of my dog, being yet unacquainted with this provision of my will, I bequeath the residue of my property, amounting, as near as I ga estimate, to 100,0000 dollars." You knew of this exclaimed the elder men, turning wrathful faces towards Alfred Graves. Not a word," said the young man. "I am as much astonished as you can be." No one knew of it except myself," said the attorney. I congratulate you, Mr. Graves, on your large accession of wealth." I receive it gratefully. I trust I shall make a good use of it," said the young man. I hope now to repay my parents for the sacrifices they have made in my behalf." If I had but known," said the merchant, with bitter regret. I have thrown away a fortune." And I," chimed in the lawyer, ruefully. But there was no help for it. The deed was done. The two disappointed men left the house, feeling anything but grateful to the uncle who they persuaded themselves had cruelly wronged them. But there was a modest little home that was made glad by the news of Alfred's good fortune, and in his hands the money has brought a blessing with it, for it has been made a fountain of good deads and charitable iofloenoes.-Home Queen.