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M —Without a Home. n -Barriers Burned Away. —From Jest to Earnest „ —Opening a 0 £ <w%b« 1<W L.' Sugines* QlbbrtSSts DAVID JONES AND CO. (LIMITED) Will proTide a. SPECIAL JQISPLAT OF JJAMS AND BACON. AT I REMARKABLY LOW PRICES. OUR CELEBRATED BACON- Specially selected, Lean, and Perfectly Mild 4|d. per lb. OUR MILD CURED HAMS— Popularly known as "Our Little Beauties," small, Lean, nry Mild 6d. per lb. EGGS, FRESH FROM CAR- MARTHEN— Specially selected by our ewn men 8d. per doz NOTE OUR ONLY ADDRESS— JQAVID JONES AND CO, (LIMITED), THE PEOPLE'S POPULAR FOOD PROVIDERS, WESTMINSTER STORES k ARTON-STREET, CARDIFF t Natieaal Telephone, No. 621. Telegrams Pre mier," 36318 MORTIMER'S CROUP, COUGH AND WHOOPING COUGH Ml XT HUE IMPORTANT INFORMATION I CROUP is a ditease which mostly attacks young children, and ttute wh3 have once had ib ere mo.e susceptible of it than befo e; but this gradually wears &8 they. grow older. It sometimes terminates fatally '1\, thin twenty-foui- hours, although when -death happens it more ccmmcnly (CCUN on the fourth or fifth day. It commences usually with a slight cough, hoarseness, IDCI sneez:nsr, as in A common cold, but soon sucjesds a peculiar phrillueas and llinging of the voice as if the sound were seftt through a brazen tube; then comes the dreadful and distressing hard singing, and crowng ough, net unlike the barking of a dog. Whet, this is attended with difficulty of breathing the case calls for imme- diate atteation and meat active treatment. In this stage persons generally begin to get alaimed; but as it comes on mostly in the middle of the night it oftea proves fatal, because of the delay occasioned by waitlnr until the morning without medical aid. The Proprietor, having found his CROUP MIXTURE 10 efficacious in hia OWll family, and being bledBrd as a means of restoring his children repeatedly from this appalling disease, be tbinks it his duty to pareutl to give it a greater publicity. He has lad already the heartfelt gratitude of many mothers for being the meall8 of reatoring their children that were once givea up. While we hear of so many deaths from Croup, what a comfort it must be to have such a remedy ready at hand. What love can that mother have towards her child that will not procu-e for herself what has beea luch a blessing to others, wten it can be obtained at such a trifting amount, DIRECTIONS FOR USE. In Group, a good teaspoonful is tû be taken imme- diately, and repeated every haif-hour until the child vomits (sperates as an em:-tHc), and if the symptoms will not abate in a few hours it should be given in the same way, and a flannel dipped in Spirits of Camphor applied to the throat, and wetted oftel1. In Wheeping Cough, at the commencement, a tea- spoonful every half-hour until the child vomits (operates as an emetic), and a teaspoonful continued two or three times a day. In Coughs, Colds, or Sore Throats, a teaspoonful two or three timet a d»3E. PATRONISED BY THE PUBLIC FOR OVER 68 TEAKS, The following are a few -rom among THOUSANDS OF GENUINE TESTIMONIALS. The Originals may be seta at the Proprietors'; any- one doubting their eenuineness may write to Addresses given. From the Bight Rev. the LORD BISHOP OF SWANSEA. Dear Sir,—Our children frequently suffer from attackll of CM>up, and we have alwayø found Morti- mer's Mixture a sure and safe remedy. My wife saya she would not for anything he without dt in the house. Having had experience of its beneficial e1fect. upon our children, we gladly take ev^ry oppor- tvnitx of re 2ommf i.ding it tû our friends Yours very truly, J. SWANSEA. 66, Miskin-street, Cardiff, Feb. 28th, 1888. To M*. W. Francis, Chemist, Carmarthen. DraT Sir,-I have to acknowledge the receipt of the two bottles of Mortimer's Croup Mixture. I have found this preparation so very effective in cases oi Ctcup and severe Colds that, Jor.ng the (old sea ou e-pccially, I always like to have a supply at hand. Wherever there are children at all subject to (J-oup it is invaluable. I firmly believe that it has on more than one occasion sa, cd the lives of some of my children. I am by no means a believer in, or an of, the dndiscrirrinate USR of patent Meli- nines, but my experienc: of Mutimer's Croup Mix- ture has been such that I feel impelled, from It sense of duty to other parents, to send you this voluntary testimony. Very faithfully yours, B. G. EVANS. 165, Richmond-road, Cardiff. Mr. Francis.—Dear Si",—Please forward per return post a bottle of Mortimer's Croup Mixture. Why do you net have an agent at Cardiff? I was obliged last night to send for a medical man to attend my dild, 11"1'0 had an attack of Croup. Had I Mortimer's Crc-up Mixture in the house medical aid would have been unnecessary, as I have always warded off a serious attack by giving the Croup Mixture in time. I have used it for many years, and never find it fail. Yojr* truly, JOHN AARON. From thn Re. J. THOMAS, Baptist Minister, Tabernw Ie vma, Carmarthen. Dear Sir,-J haTe great pleasure iu testifying to th" rffiocy of Mortimer s Croup and Cough Mixture. We always have it in the house, and find it a most beneficial and invaluable remedy in Croup and Whoop- ing Cough. T )urs truly, J. THOMAS. Penrhos, Newnham-road, Bedford, Sir,—I received the three bottles of Mortimer's Croup and Whooping Cough Mixture. Please SE od me twelve more bottles, as my children have all got the Whooping Cough. I find it åoes them 80 much more good than anything else; in fact, I bave nevej known it faU in Croup or Whooping Cough. Kindl] sent by. return end oblige, Yours truly, A. REES. Cobden Villa, Ferryside, Carmarthen. Mr. Francis.—Dear Sir,—Please send me another bottle of that valuable mcdScine for mer's Croup Itnd Cougb Mixture I. never like to be without it at hand. From long experience I can truly say it is the best medicin-3 I have used for Croup, Whooping Cough, and all other Coughs in Cliildren. A tever failing remedy in an attack of Cicup. Yours faithfully, D. T. MORRIS. Mav be obtained from any Chemist, in Bottles, at 1». 14d. ASK FOR MORTIMER'S GROUP MIXTURE. G WILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS Is strongly recommended t. all patients wh. are tJr have been suffering from INFLUEN ZA, AJld also Patients whQ are convalescent after Fevers, Colds, Bronchitis, Ac., and are slow in recovering their accustomed strength and spirits. t GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS. ?JT THE VEGETABLE TONIC. SPECIMEN OF TESTIMONIAL. INFLUENZA. Berkeley-riad, Bristol, June lStU. Gentlemen,—I have been very ill 1rit'k Influenza, followed by Congestion at the Lungs. Three weeks ag» ray coa- INFLUENZA. dition was critical, and when the danger passed I was very low and INFLUENZA, weak. About a fortnight ago the doctor said that I should take a fo-si INFLUENZA, tonic. I suggested "Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters." The very thing," INFLUENZA, he said, "take it three times a day." U Since then I have taken it regularly, and feel wonderfully benefited. It ÀII.8 restored strength to my limTrs, and given toUd fci my whole Yours sincerely, B. f. CHICK. GWHYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS. ? THE VEGETABLE TONIC. Sold in 2s. 9d. and 4s. 6d. Bottles. Samp s Is. ljd size. go See the Name Gwilym Evans" on Stamr, Label, and Bottle. This is important, as there are aumerous Imitations. Proprietors— QUININE BITTERS MANUFAC TURING COMPANY (LIMITED), LLANELLY, SOUTH WALES. 186. publtr .f).ntírtg. NOTICE OF REMOVAL. STEWART AND HARPER ?? (Stewart late from Jacobus) Have REMOVED FROM No. 24 TO 27, CASTLE ARCADE, And are now Showing a First-class Selection of SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS At most Economical Prices. Our Specialities are :— Business Suits 42s. Od. To Measure. COTert Coats 35s, Od, Trousers 10s. 6d. EBusiness Ði)brt1)?t?. A RTIFICIAL rjlE ETH COMPLETE SEf ONE GUISBA. SINGLE TOOTH 2s. 6d. Five Years' Warranty. Prize Medal. GOODMAN & CO. 10, DUKE-STREET, and 56, QUEEN-STREBT, CARDIFF. ARTIFICIAL TEETH PAINLESSLY FITTED by Atmospheric Suction, at one-third their usual char ges. No Extractions neceiSsary; perfect and per. manent life-like appearance special SOFT PALATES for Tender Gums;perfect for Mastication and Speech. COUNTRY PATIENTS SUPPLIED in ONE VISIT, and Railwiy Fare allowed. fcPKCIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO REPAIRS, EXTRACTIONS. STOPPING, Ac. TESTIMONIALS. Dr. ANDREW WILSON (late R.N.) says—"1 can re command Mr, Goodman as a verv skilful and humane Dentist His reasonable charges should attract to him all classes." Mr. E. VYSE. of Plaistow, says:—"I am very well pleased with the attention I have received from you. The Artificial Teeth supplied have ziven me perfect satisfaction, as a preTious bet J had from another dentist were by no means com. fortable. I am indebted to Mr. Andrew Wilton, editor of for recommending me to your establishment." Consultation* Free. Specialitv in WHITE ENAMEL and GOLD FILLINGS. AMERICAN DENTISTRY, and PLATELESS PALATES. Before entering look for the GOODMAN and CO., 10, DUKE-STREET, and 56, QUEEN-STREET. CARDIFF. i'ONTWKi i>D: 5R. TAKF-STREET (over Glamor- tranahiie Bank). NEWPORT: 12, HANKSWELL BUILDINGS. SWANSEA: 15. CASTLE-STBEET. Hours: 10 to 9 Consultation free. SPECIAL SHOW OF NEW GOODS IN ALL EPARTMENTS AT BERRY & CO.'8 HOUSE FURNISHING WAREHOUSE 34 QUEEN. JGTREET, £ JARDIFF, LARGEST ASSORTMENT, BEST WORKMANSHIP, AND LOWEST PRICES OF ANY HOUSE IN TOWN NEW GOODS Arriving daily, including Latest Designs in Drawing-room, Dining-room, and Bed-room Furniture, Carpets, Bedsteads, Glass, China, and Earthenware, Clocks, Bronzes, Cutlery. Electro Plate, and Fa.ncy Goods. BASSINETTS AND MAIL CARTS TERMS—Lowest posisble prices for cash only. All Orders over £2 carriage paid up t. 100 miles GREAT SUCCESS of our iERINDA POR TRAITS, supplied a.t nett cost of manufactur- to all purchasers of £2 worth of goods. SATISFY Yoim Wil'l'l THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF OUR ADVERTISING COLUMNS THjB CHARGE IS A FARTHING A. WORD. PRESENTATION PASSES TO THE CARDIFF THEATRES. By arrangement with Mr Edward .Fletcher, the enterprising lessee of the Theatre Royal, Cardiff, and with Mr. Clarence Sources, the new lessee and manager of the Grand Theatre, Cardiff, we are enabled to present to our sub- scribers free passes admitting two persons to each of the above places of amusement. DOUBLE TICKETS FOR THEATRE ROYAL. As given by Mr. EDWARD FLETCHER, the enterprising Lessee. DOUBLE TICKETS !i') 1. Qr :C AND THEATRE. As given by Mr. CLARENCE SOUNES, the new Lessee and Manager. SUCCESSSFUL APPLICANTS.. The following persons will, on calling aft the "Evemnsr Express" Office, 56, St. Mary- street. Cardiff, receive the gift for which they applied. If messengers are sent they Jiust be provided with written authority to receive the gift. The full name and adaress of me applicant must in all cases be given. Successful applicants residing It. t a distance must forward 3d. in stamps to cover aost of postage. All gifts must be claimed within Three Days of announcement or they will be for- feited. Manning, (i., 29, Havelock-street, Temperancc Town Byrne, S., 130, Arran-street, Boath Hiscocks, Miss, Trevor House, Clive-st., Grange Morris, D. F., 18, Plantagenet-street, Riverside, I: Waller, H., 6, Clare-road. Riverside. James, A., 87, Tndor-road, Cardiff. C< TPAN LIST FOR APRI 30 Heine, M. A., 36. Oakley-street, Granpetown. Davies, Kate, 158, Cairns-street, C'athavs. Bncfeinijham, 11, Turberville-square, Canton. Davies, L., 35, Ziac-street, Kcath. 1895. SPRING CLEANING. 1895 CARPETS BEATEN by GOLD MEDAL Process. Also taken up and re-laid by Practical Men. CURTAINS CLEANED and Tinted, in our well known style, equal to new, from 9d per pair. WINDOWS CLEANED on Moderate Terms. Note Red Cross on Men's Jackets and on Trucks. WASHING LAUNDERED in a superior manner SHIRTS, COLLARS, CUFFS, &c., A SPECIALITY CARDIFF STEAM LAUNDRY, CARPET AND WINDOW CLEANING COMPANY (LIMITED), Postal Address and OSce 1, MINNY-ST KEET CATHAYS. Penarth Office 19, WINDSOR-ROAD POST CARDS RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION 24213 TROUSERS. GUARANTEED PURE WOOL. SCOTCH AND IRISH TWEEDS. TO MEASURE. 12/6 • TO MEASURE. Nothing to Touch Them at the price in Cardiff FIT ABSOLUTELT GUARANTEED. THE CASTLE QUTFITTING CO 16, CASTLE.ARCADE (High-street End), QARDIFF DUCK & SON'S PRICES FOR PURE. DRUGS AND PATENT MEDICINES ARE THE LOWEST IN CARDIFF. SEND FOR PRICE LIST AND SAVE MONET ST: JOHN'S-SQUARE, (CORNER OF THE ARCADE), CARDIFF. e3963 NEWS OF THE WEEK JLH BEST FAMILY NEWSPAPE R -? R. J HEATH AND Sons c ARDIFF, pONTYPRIDD. AND L ONDON, JpiANOFORTE AND ORGAN ERCHANTS, (FROM "SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS," 9th JANUARY, 1894) "Verdict of Nine. Hundred."—Under this title Messrs. R. J. Heath and Sons, Queen-street, SJardia. pianoforte makers, organ builders. and music ware- housemen, have collected an imposing array of testi- monials and Press opinions relating to the quality 3l the musical instruments supplied by them. The dra is so well known in Cardiff, and, indeed, throughout South Wales and the West of England, that it is IMrdly necessary here to well upon its influence and commanding position. This collection of testimonials serves, however, to do something more than certify to the excellence of the instruments furnished by Messrs. Heath and Sons. It shows, in a sense, how uteadv is the growth among the general public of a desire for a knowledge of music, and how increas- ingly numerous, even in the homes of the working Glasses, are pianos, organs, and harmoniums. Ths great majority of the letters in this list relate to pianos, and while many of them have reference to Jioxt costly instruments containing all the latest Improvements, supp.ted to the well-to-do, the greater number related to serviceable instruments purchased for the homes of the wage earning portion of the community. This growing love for so refining an art as music is a most favou rable sign. For though in the Principality music has for generations been the chief recreation for the people, it has for the most part been choial music in connection with churches and chapeh that has occupied attention. Instru- mental music is now, however, receiving its fair share of attention, and all those in true "sympathv with the art must trust that the movement will go steadily onward. These testimonials have been received from every quarter of the Principality, while not a few come from other portions of the United Kingdom, and some from South America, India, an.1 other distant countries. All speak most favourably of Messrs Heath's business methods as well as of their instruments. R. J. HEATH AND SONS INVITE INSPECTION. FULL If.J.USt'U V''Kf» LISTS AND VERDICT POST FREE. Grand Theatre Booking Oflloe, EP P S S GRATEFUL COMFORTING I BREAKFAST—SUPPER (JOCOA BOILING WATER or MILK t 3393 sESSIONS AND SONS, LIMITED IMPORTERS AND MINI] FACTO HERS OF TIMBER, SLATES, CEMENT, BUILDING MATERIALS, CHIMNEY PIECES, RANGES, GRATES, & SHOW ROOMS: — PENARTH ROAD CARDIFF riTHE CARDIFF MILK SUPPLY X COMPANY Are the largest retailers of milk in the Provinces. They deliver to all parts of the town twice a day. BUTTER, EGGS, RAW CREAM, AND DEVONSHIRE CREAM FRESH EVERY DAY FROM THEIR "MODEL DAIRY." Only the best of everything, so that the public can depend upon having good value.—Address, CASTLE-ROAD, CARDIFF. e4192 ^EATmGS pOWDER." L "KEATING'S "pOWDER." «KEATING'S POWDER," "JJ-EAHNG'S POWDER," This Powder, so celebrated, is perfectly unrivalled in destroying BUGS, FLEAS, MOTHS, BEETLES and all Insects (-vhilst perfectly harmless to all animal life). All woollens and furs should be well sprinkled with the Powder before placing away. To avoid disappointment insist upon having Keating's Powder." See the signature of Thomas Keating is on the wrapper, without which you are defrauded. No other Powder is effectual. Sold only in tins, d., 6d., Is., and 2s. 6d. gd~gdT_^pr^p^GER~^pINS 3d. 6d. 1 s. largerT^ !3d, 6d. 1s LARGER frINS d. A.RGER QMNS 3d 6d, Is jjARaER TT B EECHAM'S PILLS. B EECHAM'S PILLS, EECHAM'S PILLS. Worth a Guinea a Box. EECHAM'S PILLS. BEECHAM'S PILLS. -t-) For Bilious Attacks. EECHAM'S BILLS For Nervous pis orders. BEECHAM'S PILLS. For Indigestion in all its forms. BEECHAM'S PILLS. For Wind and Pains in the Stomach. EECHAM'S PiLLS. B For Sick Headache. EECHAM'S PILLS EECHAM'S PILLS Have Saved the Lives of Thousands. EECHAM'S PILLS. For Giddiness. EECHAM'S PILLS. B For Fulness and Swelling after Meals. EECHAM'S PILLS Are Worth a Guinea a Box. BEECHAM'S PILLS. A Wonderf ul Medicine for Females of all Age BEECHAM'S PILLS Are Adapted for Old and Young. AYE'S WORSDELL'S PILLS. ATt'S WORSDELL'S PILLS. J £ AYE'S WORSDELL'S PILLS. J £ AIE'S WORSDELL'S PILLS. J £ AYE'S WORSDELL'S PILLS. AYE'S WORSDELL'S PILLS. AYE'S WORSDELL'S PILLS. J £ AYE'S WORSDELL'S PILLS TT-AYE'S WORSDELLS PILLS They purify the Blood, and as a Mild but effectual Aj.crient are unequalled, an I beyond this they Biace f up the Nei\es and set every (>rgan in Healthy Action, | thus ensuring complete restoration to perfect health. Trey are A CERTAIN CURE for INDIGESTION, BILIOUSNESS, HEADACHE, DYSPEI'SIA, DON- i ST1PATION, LIVER AND KIDNEY COMPI^INTS. i FOR LADIES OF ALL AGES THEY ARE J INVALUABLE. | Of all Cbemfats, Is. lid., 2s. 9d., and 4s. 6d. per Box. i „ e4087 J
■! — — = TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL. DATB I TEMPERATURE. 1 jMax. Min. Mean RAINFALL Wednesday 124 58 45 5: *5 000 Thursday 25 59 46 52-5 0"70 Friday 26 54 33 43-5 q'26 Saturday 27 51 44 47-5 0'03 Sunday. 28 54 46 50*0 0 00 Monday 29 56 48- 52'0 O'OO Tuesday 130 5S 48 63'0 j)00 Th e Temperature represents extreme reading of the lJ ermameter for 24 hours ended 9 a.m., taken in the I shade at Cwrt-y-Vil, Penarth. Tbe Rainfall registered at Cwrt-jVil, Penarth, for ] the 24 hours ended 9 3.m, 1 d9a
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NOTES. BY "OBSERVER CARDIFF, Tuesday Morning. It is in every way satisfactory to find that a better and more humane and genial spirit shows signs of animating our Corporation. It was, indeed, liigh time! I refer, of course, to the attitude of the parks' committee towards the opening of local parks and open spaces in general, and towards Sunday opening in parti- cular. The parks' committee, amongst other improvements, have resolved to throw the parks and open spaces open every day (Sundays included) for such a number of hours as will perfectly satisfy all reasonable citizens, and the great bulk of unreasonable ones, too. The Sunday clause of this excellent provision will be specially acceptable. Up to the pre- sent, restrictions more or less stupid and ridi- culous have been placed on the public use of parks and open spaces on the day of rest-in fact, the latter have hitherto been shut up alto- gether on Sundays, just as though the burgesses were a pack of little children! I feel very sure the broader policy now initiated for the first time will be hailed with joy and satisfac- tion throughout the whole of our community. Fresh air is badly needed in many parts, even of bright and breezy Cardiff, and now the poor and the feeble and the sickly will have greater opportunities of enjoying pure air and sunshine, and the presence of greenery and flowers, than ever they had before. By the way, whilst on this subject, I wonder what our councillors and the public in general think of some of Sir B. W. Richardson's notions, as expounded last week at the Manchester Sani- tary Conference. Speaking on "Sanitation, a review of the past and an ideal of the future," the great hygienist said the first- ideal was that of a national main drainage. The only true way of draining a town was to separate the sewage matter of the houses from storm water. In order to take the sewage to the land away from communities they had nothing to do but to construct along the sides of railways a series of iron or brick tubes. Another ideal was the systematic management of the sick of all classes, but espe- cially the oontagious. The ideal was that in all oonimunities hotel-hospitals, comfortably and even elegantly furnished, should be erected, with everything that was necessary for the sick, so that if a person fell ill from acute disease he should be able to find a room where he could be looked after either by his own medical attendant and friends or by the medical officers of the place. This might be done with less expense than was now devoted to the management of sickness in private dwellings. The towns themselves should be ventilated, and to secure good ventila- tion it was necessary to make a proper course for the winds through the streets, and to secure that ventilation which sprang from vegetation. He suggested the bringing of air into the towns from heights, pressing it when necessary, and letting it pass through the close streets and alleyis. He also advocated the plamting of flowers and small trees on the roofs of houses. A further sanitary ideal had relation to educa- tion. Sanitary principles should enter into children's learning. Some day these Utopian ideas will become the commonplaces of town life, and who shall say the community will not be the better for the change; better, physically, mentally, and morally? Why, for instance, should not fresh air not be brought to us from the Brecon Beacons as well as pure water? There was a time, no doubt, when the mere suggestion of a vast culvert, such as that connecting Loch Katrine with Glasgow, or Thirlmere with Man- chester, or CVmtaff with Cardiff, would have been scouted as ridiculous. The time may come, sooner than some of us think, when we shall breathe pure mountain air as well as drink and lave in the sweet streams from the everlasting hills. Dear "Observer,"—Recent legislation with reference to the better protection of wild birds in the British Isles gives county oouncils almost a free liand, and several county councils have adopted the measure which became law as lately as last year. I submit, sir, that the Glamorgan County Council might with advantage adopt this beneficent measure, bom with retnird to sea birds and land birds. Gla- morganshire, commencing at the Rumney River, has a considerable littoral, the resort of varied kinds of sea fowl with few friends. In giving publicity through the columns of the "Evening Express" to these remarks, it may probably be the means of inducing the afore- said council to put in force at once the amended Wild Birds' Protection Act. I am disposed to think that many species of the feathered tribe in this and other counties, if not quickly and effectively protected by the strong arm of the luiiVA io aiid'BJjftrel -f the fate of Lord Wolmet's extinct stuffed bird' —the great auk, to wit—I am, &c., The Parade. H. RALPH INSOLE. A WAIL FROM THE COUNTY-COURT. Judge Gwilym Williams, dealing with a judgment against a sohoolmaster a.t Swansea County-court on Monday, observed it was not very creditable for such a man to come there and consent to those arrangements, adding, "If you had consented to instalments privately, you would not have the odium of coming to this horrible place—for it is a very horrible plaqe." The Judge (to the defendant): My friend, pedagogic, take heed Of the words I am going to say. A man of your kind I am sorry to find In such an unfortunate way. If only you had but been wise, You'd have saved yourself all the disgrace Of coming to me, and, to wliat you must see, Ls a horrible, horrible place, Oh, such a most horrible place! (To the Bar): Oh, is it not, gentlemen, true WTiat I say of myself, and of you. That we'd almost forego all our stipends, you know, Than reign in this horrible place- Oh, such a most horrible place! The Bar (omnee) Your Honour's, as usual, right-' We're of your opinion, quite Our fees are our bond, or we'd soon be beyond, This horrible, horrible place, Oh, such a most horrible place [All weep, and the defendant is at length induced, by such eloquence, to heartily wish he were, indeed, somewhere else.) Art students at Cardiff attend, a great many of them, life-classes, that is classes where models pose nude for the study of those attending the classes. The models are usually lads, occasionally men, and rarely females, the latter being naturally more difficult to obtain, and their services costing somewhat more than the others. A lady model at one of the life-classes had quite a romantic little story attaching to her, but as she may still be living in the town I forbear to tell it. These lady models may be and often are, as in the case alluded to, girls of great respect- ability, whom sheer force of circumstances drives to a profession they would naturally shrink from under ordinary circumstances. Paris (says a writer in "Cassell's Saturday Journal") is the city of models without them the great art studios could not exist. There is always "room for one more," no matter how poor a. shape a model may have, for all kinds of sht.pes are in demand. Then you often see mere babies posing like statues, as heroic as possible, and never complaining. For women the life is a hard one. Stress of circumstances throws most girls into this sphere, and awk- ward and shy enough they are at first; but they are quickly broken in, and in less than a week become as efficient as professional models, although they find it dreadfully hard to stand in one position for hours, with a re-st of only fifteen minutes lretween the hours. Still, they become used to that. Then they are in it for good, for very few ever get out. Models who are well known earn fairly good wages, espe- cially if they have posed for some of the masters, for this serves as a reputation which they lose no opportunity to profit by.
ClilATES'8rrnVEM)S. A CRYING EVIL IN THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. To the Editor of the "Evening Express. Sir,—In your report of a vestry meeting held at St. Paul's, Ijlanelly, allusion is made by the vicar in his statement to the question of curates' stipends. The difficulty to which the reverend gentleman points is a very grave one, and, as I think, a difficulty which constitutes a serious hindrance to the progress of the Church in our large mining and industrial centres. There are scores of incumlients at the present moment struggling with this cruel hardship, unable to obtain the slightest sympathy from the vast majority of Church people, either inside or out- ride their parishes. You will thus see that the vicar of St. Paul's does not stand alone, either in lack of sympathy from many who ought to help him, or in the matter of maintaining in a healthy condition the financial relationships between himself and his coadjutors. Will you allow me to place before your readers an unvarnished description of the situa- tion as it obtains in the majority of such parishes at the present moment? "A" is appointed incumbent of a parish containing, perhaps, ten, fifteen, or twenty thousand people. There are several churches, and as "A" can only serve one he has to secure the help of one, two, or, perhaps, three curates. The stipends of these gentlemen are paid by societies and by local contributions. But the incumbent is legally liable for the amounts, as he is called upon to sign the nomina- tions of each curate before he is licensed to the parish. The societies which make grants towards the stipends of the assis- tant curates require in each case a guaranteed remittance from the parish in respect to each grant, and the la&t instalment in every case, in some cases the quarterly instalment, is not paid until the remittance has been received by the society. You will thus see that the incum- bent is constantly on the rack, tortured from quarter to quarter by the difficulty of obtain- ing money to meet these demands. He is truly an object of sincere pity. His income, perhaps, is small, and his banking account unable to bear any strain, the quarter's moneys are due to the curates, the collections are in arrears, and happy is the vicar that has a friend or two to whom he can turn in such a difficulty. The case, however, is generally thus: The assistant clergy too often will do nothing to help him, as they consider that they should not be troubled with financial matters, though they know that immediately they obtain promotion they will have to grapple with money questions. They regard their stipends as a debt due from the incumbent, and any delay in the payment is too often made the ground of a complaint against him in the ear of those laymen and laywomen who, as a genus, are found in every parish, and who are only too glad to hear a" fine thing about the rector or vicar. Again, the laity only feel a kind of patronising compassion for the poor, wretched incumbent, as the force of what is known as a "moral obligation" has long since spent itself as far as nine out of every ten of our ordinary laymen go. There are, I am glad to own, splendid exceptions to this rule, but how many of our lay people use the difficulty I have described as a means of wreaking some petty spite they are fain to cherish against a. man who has never knowingly done them wrong, by withholding their subscriptions or by refusing to contribute to the fund that finds the re-pay- ments to the societies? Now, sir, I venture to submit that this is a crying evil which must not be any longer tolerated. I advocate a union amongst incum- bents thus situated with the view of radically reforming this state of things. (1) The incum- bent must in no sense be made responsible for the stipends of coadjutors who relieve hini of none of his work; (2) curates employed in such parishes as I have alluded to must feel that it is as much their duty as anyone else's to main- tain the funds of the Church; and (3) the laity must be made directly responsible for these payments. The result will be a deathblow to the babbling, gossiping ourate who makes dark insinuations about money and about his incum- bent to the known enemies of the latter in the parish. The "Mrs. Brown" of the parish will have less to say, and the laity generally will be quickened to practical work, which, after all, is the best form of Church defence. I write this letter after an experience of many years, and I have not drawn upon my imagination in any way. The difficulties are real and great, and call for prompt attention and reform.—I am, &c., VOX C'LAMANTIS, &o. P.S.—To avoid explanations in future, let me say that what has been written has no refe- rence to points in dispute at the vestry alluded to.-V. C.
TWO COLLIERS IN CUSTODY. AN ALLEGED OUTRAGE NEAR BRIDGEND. A Bridgend servant girl, named Ellen Pugh (18), has, it is alleged, been so seriously assaulted by two colliers, named David Jones and David Howells, residing in Aberkenfig, that her life is despaired of. It is alleged that the men were at Bridgend on Saturday night, and drank freely. Late that night they were returning home over Newcastle Hill, and called at a house where they evidently knew Ellen Pugh resided. They demanded tha.t she should come out, and, after some time, she consented, and walked with them a little way towards Penyvai. The alleged assault was then committed, a.nd she was carried to Aberkenfig, where she now lios in a precarious state. The prisonera were brought before Mr. R. K. Prichard, at Bridg- end, on Monday, and, after the hearing of some evidence, were remanded until Saturday,
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Spirit of the Welsh Press BY GWYLIEDYDD." The Aberystwith Conference. The jubilations of the promoters of the Cynu-u Fydd Conference are not shared by the vernacular press. The only papers that give it unqualified support are the "Baner" and "Genedl," the organs of Mr. Gee and Mr. Lloyd-George. The "Herald" says: "Whilst admitting that the conference did not come up to our expectations, it turned out better than some feared. The South Wales Federation, by some unaccountable mis- understanding. did not take an official part in it. Then, Mr. Bryn Roberts, for example, who voted against 'Home Rule all round,' is opposed to it." The "Tyst"— the organ of the Independents—writes as follows:—Unfortunately, only a compara- tively small number of the South Wales Federation was present. It transpired that there is a hostile spirit to the movement on the part of the chairman and secretary. The old feud between North and South had, no tloubt, sopiething to do with it. Some of us hoped that that was dead, but it seems as rife as ever. It is a pity that such a thing should exist in so small a country. Whenever an attempt is made to move politi- cally, religiously, or socially, it stands in the way." The "Tarian" says:—"The con- ference can scarcely be considered a success. Many of the chief men of the nation were conspicuous by their absence. We admit that the action of Mr. D. A. Thomas and Mr. Hall was conscientious, but it prevented many from attending the conference. It is absurd to assert that a solid union has been effected between North and South, and it was wrong on the part of Mr. Gee to say so. We are not without fear that evil will follow the conference, and that it may lead to a split in the Liberal party." "Cymro" speaks out in plain terms, and is not afraid of the wire-pullers. Thus: —"It is difficult to understand what was the object in convening the conference. It was not summoned by either the North or the South Wales Federa- tion. It must have been the work of a few discontented members of a society called Cymru Fydd1. We have no time to give the history of that chameleonic and short-lived movement. The Aberystwith conference was what might be expected from such a begin- ning. Where were the Welsh members of Parliament? Three only attended. The others were wise enough to keep away. Where were the old Liberal heroes who lifted Wales to its present position? They kept aloof, with very few exceptions. There were 71 from North Wales, many of whom had never seen their names in print before. Of the 71, 31 came from Merionethshire and 25 from Carnarvonshire, leaving only fifteen to represent the four counties of Anglesey, Denbigh, Flint, and Montgomery. And yet there are persons who have the hardihood to call the meeting a success, and to thunder against those who cannot see anything but mischief in the movement. We are truly sorry to be obliged to write thus about any Welsh movement, but we are thoroughly convinced that it is our duty to speak out without faltering, culling night darkness, and this chameleon movement—from which Liberalism has notlung to gain, but much to lose—a step in the direction of ruin." "Idriswyn" is also unqualified in his condem- nation of the movement, and he is not by any means a party man. He writes thus —"Yes, Cymru Fydd is dead, and was buried at Aberystwith on Thursday! Here is an end of a movement that was going to create a revolution in our country; that was to make a new Heaven and a new earth that was to convert Wales into a Paradise Talk of union It is not often we see more dis- agreeing than was observed at the funeral cf Cymru Fydd and the birth of the Welsh National Federation. Besides, the South Wales Federation was not represented, and, with the exception of Mr. Gee and the two Welsh members, there were none present from North Wales to whom Wales is under anv obligation. The advocates of 'Cymru Fydd' are responsible for it, because they endeavoured to nationalise party, and make the inhabitants of one mind by machinery. A nation is above party, but some of the dearest sentiments of Wales have been sacri- ficed upon it. The promoters of the Aber- ystwith Conference shut out a large section of Welshmen—among whom are found some of the best friends of Wales—because they cannot support the Disestablishment and Disendowment of the Church in Wales, and have no sympathy with the object of the movement. There can be no real union except on purely national lines." The Pope and the Principality of Wales. The official announcement that the Pope of Rome is taking steps to obtain re-posses- sion of the Principality is causing some stir among the vernacular papers. There existed in Wales—before the political alliance formed nine years ago between the DisestabliShers of Wales and the Home Rulers of Ireland—a strong feeling at hostility to Roman Catholicism and the Irish population. The violence of that feeling has toned down considerably, and Nonconformists and Roman Catholics may now be seen hobnobbing and sitting on the same political platform. The tone of the Apostolic letter has touched the amour propre of the Nonconformist minis- ters, in that it describes Wales as in a con- dition of heathendom, and requiring special missionary efforts to restore it to a recog- nition of the true faith. The old rusty weapons are being unearthed and re-bur- nished, and the attempt is to be resisted with might and main. The "Tvst" says: — "It is evident that the Papists look forward to the time when Wales will again be subject to the Church of Rome. The idia is a little laughable, is it not ? Religious Wales—which sends missionaries by the score to Pagan lands —in such darkness as to need a missionary organisation in its midst!" The "Tarian" expresses surprise at the "impudence" of the Pope in treating Wales as a missionary field. "His reason for it is that Popery is weak in Wales. Yes, it is weak, and, more. it is odious. Its cruelties and persecutions in the ages that are past have made it stink in the nostrils of the Welsh people to this day. It will prove a hopeless vask for the Papists to win them back. The Gospel has had too strong a hold on the spirit of the Welsh people to suffer themselves to be led by the nose by the Pope of Rome." The "Seren" is very earnest:—"It is mournful to hear that Welshmen should desire to see Popery restored among us. This sentiment springs from the ritualism of the Church of England and the zeal of the sects for infant baptism. Let the Welsh people be on their guard and not suffer themselves to be placed under the yoke of slavery. It would be an everlasting shame to accept Popery after all the work done by our forefathers. The Papists do their utmost in every land and evfiy age to prevent the spread of pure religion." The "Goleuad" has the following:—"The Pope has deter-' mined to form Wales into an Apostolic Vica- riate, to consist Iff the six counties of North Wa.tes and five of the South Wales counties, allowing Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire to remain as before. There are 12,500 Papists in Monmouthshire and 25,000 in Glamorganshire, whilst the other eleven counties have onlv 6,000 between them. It is said that five Welshmen and several natives of Brittany are preparing to come among us as missionaries. The attachment of Brittany to Popery is regarded as a proof that Wales may be won — an inference which proves that the bishop who made it knows but little of the historv of the Welsh people." The Welsh Noncon- formistq do not consider the Chu.rch of Rome a Christian Church, neither is the Church of England regarded by many of them as any- thing better. Great objection is made to the practice of confession in the English and Roman Churches, but it is not generally known that both sections of the Methodists made it a condition of membership in their early history, and it is evem now extensively practised. Another false idea is generally accepted, namely, that persecution is charac- teristic of certain Churches. It is rather an instinct of human nature and practised bv all religionists alike in proportion to their isrno- rance and bigotry and the power at .their command. Cromwell was a remarkable illus- tration of mtolnrance. and two men in Wales may be cited as proof of my contention, namely, the Marouess of Bute and the Rev. Thomas Gee. Which of them exhibits most charity and which intolerance ? Nonconformist Blasphemy. I have made quotations from time to time in this column from the reports of the special correspondent of the "Baner" of his visits to empty churches (eglwysi noethlwm) in Den- bighshire. There appears this week a report of an interview which the "special" had with a Robert Jones, ain anti-tither, who. with a companion, had visited Gwytherin Church on Easter Sunday. The interview discloses, not only the bitter hatred of the "Baner" towards the Church, but the want of common decency in speaking of the religious worship of Church people. The agents concerned are ignorant of the nature of the services of the Qhiurch. CLWJ uttorjr destitute of the mnMot. usually shown by even irreligious people to sacred things. Their conduct must have been most reprehensible before the vicar had to stop the service in order to rebuke them and his wife to leave her pew in order to per- suade them to leave the church. The whole affair is a disgrace to a civilised country and a serious reflection upon the religious charac- ter of Welsh Nonconformity. The following extracts are taken from the "Baner" of this week: — "When we entered the church Mr. Price was reading those things (pethau rheiny) in English." "What things do you mean?" "Why, those performances (ffigiari rheiny) before the sermon, when the parson refers to the Queen, the Prince of Wales, and so forth," said Robert Jones, with the seriousness of a saint resting on his countenance. "You mean the lessons," said I. "Call them what you like; it was in English he said them." "Had von no Welsh, then?" "Yes Stop a minute. They sang a verse in Welsh, and the parson gave us a bit of a lecture in Welsh alro." "Preached in Welsh you mean?" "No, it was in Enorlish that he preached, but he rebuked us in Welsh." "Rebuked you What did he say to you ?" "Robert Jones repeated what Mr. Price said. [This is not reported.] The reverend gentle- man drew the attention of the congregation to the presence of the two strangers in the church, and expressed a hope that they would leave the church in better temper than they entered it. He finished his discourse bv a. reference to the discourtesy of the inhabitants on Good Friday." "What did Mr. Price do after he finished lecturing you ?" "He said that he washed to proceed with the service, and lie proceeded by delivering a sermon in English." 11 "What took place after the sermon?" "Mr. Price stepped down from the pulpit and went to the private room where he changes his tilings. His wife followed him. When she returned she motioned to her son and daughter to leave the church. Others had left sometime before. h HPn she saw that we were still there she went back to her hu-" and." "What then?" "She came to the next seat in front of us and asked if we wished to take the Commu- nion. We said 'No. "Well, go on with your story." "Mrs. Price continued chattering in English and Welsh. Mr. Price came on and said thev were going to take the Communion, and that we had better go out." "Did vou go out?" "Yes."
JOHN JONES, "SERYDUDWR." AN NTERESTING ACCOUNT OF A WELSH ASTRONOMER. In the course of a sketch in the "Journal of the Astronomical Society of Wales" for May Mr. G. Parry Jenkins, F.R.A.S., Llan- gefni, writes —If a visitor to Bangor asks the first inhabitant he happens to meet to be good •enough to direct him to the abode of John Jones, "Seryddwr," he will be sure to be directed aright, as amongst the many persons of the same name living in the city of Bangor there is only one who bears the distinction of being an astronomer to boot. Dr. Samuel Smiles, of "Self-Help" fame, found out Mr. Jones's humble dwelling in this1 wise, and; wrote an interesting account of his visit in that other admirable book of his called "Discoveries and Inventions." John Jones was born at Bryngwyn Bach, Anglesey, in the year 1818, so that he is now almost an octogenarian, although it is difficult to realise this fact from his active habits and youthful manner. All the schooling he received in early life did not amount to much over twelve months. He was only twelve years old when he lost his father, and, consequently, had to turn out into the wide world as a farm labourer lat this tender age. His thirst for knowledge was, however, insatiable, and he never missed an opportunity of acquiring useful informaJtion; but his search in this direction was beset with many difficulties. In course of time he became a servant of the Rev. Oadwaladr Williams, of Penceint, Anglesey, a famous Welsh preacher of bygone days, and i have heard Mr. Jones say that after saddling his maetje's black mare on Sunday mornings he used to creep quietly into the old preacher's study in quest of knowledge, so that it may be said he must have acquired much of his education as if by stealth. It was in this way that he came across his first book on astronomy, and what new worlds it opened1 up to his inquiring mind I This hidden treasure was "The Solar System," by Dr. Dick, then translated into Welsh by Mr. Eleiazer Robertts, of Hoylake, whom, I am proud to think, we also number among our members. At the age of 30 a severe ill- ness brouirlut John Jones to Bangor to consult a physician, and after recovery he obtained employment there in counting slates shipped from the Penrhyn Quarries, for which he re- ceived 12s. a week. He now attended a night school, acquired a little knowledge of English, learnt arithmetic, and mastered the rudiments of navigation, During the six months he attended this school it appears that he went twice through the "Tutor's Assistant," and a short time before he left was taught mensuration. Aa his wages increased he was able now and again to buy a few books on his favourite study, and amongst others obtained "The Mechanism of the Heavens," by Olmstead; "Outlines of Astronomy," by Sir John Hersohel, and also his famous "Treatise on the Telescope." The perusal of this latter work naturally created a burning desire on the part of John Jones to possess a telescope, and he set to work to con- struct one himself. His first refracting tele- scope way about à. yard long, made, of cardi- board, with non-achromatic glasses, obtained at the f ost of 4s. 6d. from Liverpool, through the kindness of one of the captains of the ships trading in slates from Bangor. This primitive instrument showed the four moons of Jupiter -i.rul 9, few craters on the moon, which greatly delighted its possessor. After exploring all the wonders of the heaivens that it was possible for his glasa to reveal, he determined to (be- er me posseted of a more powerful instrument. and where there's a will there's a way. As he oould not afford to buy such a telescope his only alternative was to try and make it himself. In the year 1868 he accordingly undertook the arduous task of constructing a. reflecting tele- scope. He obtained a rough disc of glass, which in his leisure hours he ground by hand labour, as he did not possess a lathe, to 3A spherical curve of lOrn, focus- the mirror being 8 3-16in. diameter. This v as afterwards sent to Calver, the optician, to be pairaibolised and silvered. The next thinor needed was the plane Tnirror, which was worked bv John Jones himself. He then constructed the tube and altazimuth stand, and1 when these were finished and an eyepiece procured, his telescope was complete. Tliis home-made instrument has afforded its owner untold pleasure, and remains n. noriiimATit to the indefatigable perseverance and skill of its maker. With the advance of old age John Jones was obliged some years ago to relin- quish his duties on the quay at Bangor, a!nd now spends the sunset of his days amongst his telescopes and books, beinsr as keen as ever to discuss an astronomical problem from Loomis or other authority. Long may he be spared to "mind the heavens" in this quiet. unostenta- .19 q tious way. By the way, I noticed in his iittle library a Greek Testament and Hebrew Bible, both of which I understand lie ca.n read in the original. I must not forget to state that under the "nom de plume" of "loan Bryngwvn Bat h" Mr. Jones (of whom a. portrait is given in the .'iloumri'j frttuieatljrcouugpeg ppetOf in WalM
Principality Parlets. 00SSIP AND CHATTER OF OLD GWALIA. A Column of Notes of Wales and Welshmen of Interest and In- struction to All. Lady Swansea and her two eldest daughters have returned to Singleton. Leckwith Parish is a paradise. It contains no public-house, no shebeen, and no chapel. A Swansea inspector who has for niauv years been on the watch for swiue fnver has just reported the first case in thirty years. Miss Rous, Cwrt-y-Rala, who has been seriously ill with an acute attack of bronchitis, is slightly better, although still very weak. Principal Edwards, Bala, will deliver the Davies lecture at the general assembly of the Calvillis-tie Methodists, which is this year to be held in London in September. Mr. Lloyd, of Gilfachwen, the High-sheriff for Cardiganshire, has appointed as his chap- lain the Rev. J. E. Lloyd, of Newbridge-on- Wye. His friends were glad to see the Rev. W. Williams, Argyle, Swansea, back in his pulpit on Sunday. It was the rev. gentleman's first appearance since he became ill, some time ago. A light-fingered lady annexed a mat from a doorstep in a fashionable quarter in Cardiff, and, caught with the article, she said it didn't 11':iJter, as she intended to eall again." The word on the mab was Callaghan." A minister who was replying to an attack at a recen'o conference near Swansea, said" the accusation was a Gouble lie, in the shape of half a truth." A weekly paper said it was a. good speech, and was very pointed, especially tlu following passage:—"It was a- double eye, in the shape of half a tooth." In the May number of "The Craftsman"— which ho South Wales Freemason should miss —it is stated that the Prov. Grand Master for the Eastern Division of South Wales, Lord IJangattock, intends presenting a mag- nificent W.M.'s chair for the new Cardiff Masonic Temple, which will be opened in September next. Following upon Mr. F. J. Beavan's remark that the finance committee of the Cardiff Council are the cashiers of the corporation, someone on Monday referred to it as the oa.sh committee. "No," gently corrected a local wag, "it is not the cash, but the hash committee, and the Conservatives are roasting it nioely just now." Roasting hash 1 Where does the Rev. Aaron Davies stand? He is a member of the Welsh National Fede- ration (Aberystwith brand), and appeared side by side with Mr. Lloyd-George at Pontlottyn; now, however, he cranes out as the defender and supporter of Mr. D. A. Thomas. The rev. gentleman can't be both a hare and a hound. A couple of days ago we said there were three adjoining parishes in Monmouthshire withouti a Dissenting place of worship. A correspon- dent mentions eight parishes all in a bunch 1 vhich have to rely entirely on the Established Church. They are Llanthewy, Llandegveth^ Llai hennock, Tredunnock, Llantrissenfc, Llan- llowell, Llangeview, and Gwernesney. Lord Ashburnham has a magnificent library of missals and gcspels, exquisitely lllLn ii ated and bound in gold and silver boards, which are often elaborately chased or adorned with jewels. He has also a perfect museum of relics of the Carl is t pretenders to the Crown of Spam, which will, no doubt, be of infinite interest to the future historians of the Spanish dynasty. People giving evidence on judgment sum- monses are sometimes in too great a hurry. At Swansea County-court yesterday Judge Wil. liams asked one of these, "How many ohildrvai has he?" and the plaintiff replied, Thirty-five • "What?" said his Honour, startled out of his usual serenity, "thirty-five ohildrenl" "Oh, 110, your honour, thirty-five shillings a. week; only one child." The orthography of Pentreseh, the abiding place of the latest discoverer of Stanley'* parentage, like hundreds more of Welsh words and place-names, haa not been settled. It It variously spelt Pont-ar-Seli, Pentreseli, Pont- seli. Pontreseli. Possibly some local etymo- logist will settle the question. The river on which the village stands ia Cuch, and there is no stream of the name of SelL Rheumatism seems to be one of the busiest ills we've got. Mr. Phil Phillips, a Cardiff tiadesnu n, who seems <0 have botfc Mi opeu arfj once ai.d all tho tans, offered to lend free of charge, some three dozen new patent appliances for curing rheumatism. The result startled him. Almost before he began won. doring what would be the outcome of the adver- tisement, he was overwhelmed with applica- tions from 500 rheumatio-pestered people. We deliberately and of malice aforethought charge the "Swansea Post" with trying to make a chestnut walk. Here is our evidence, taken from our contemporary's last issue: — A Welsh minister from Swansea who visited Paris some time ago was, unfortunately, not sufficiently versed in the French language to carry on a conversation. He retired to rest early, and slept soundly until the break of day, when suddenly be heard a cock crow. Thank God for a bit of English!' was the com- ment. If the Welsh National Museum oomes to anything the promoters should out out one of "Idriswyn's last, week's notes for future refe- rence. According to this venerable Welsh- man, Mr. T. J. John, of Kidwelly, has in his possession a pipe made sacred and brown by John Elias. Mr. John's grandfather Mas » preacher, and onoe wtmt on a taith" with John Elias, at the close of which the latter gave his companion the pipe. He kept it carefully during his life, and gave strict in- junctions to have it preserved. The pipe re- mained in the possession of Mr. John's mother; for thirty years, and when she died she gav» it to her son, with a request that he be careful of the gift of John Elias to her father. Last Sunday the Rev. J. A. Jenkins, B.A., the Registrar of the University College, Car- diff, preached his farewell sermons at the Rich- mond-road Congregational Church, Cardiff. This was Mr. Jenkins's first Church, and he was its first pastor. Before entering the ministry he was for three years, after taking his degree, a student at the Lancashire Indepen- dent Theological College, Manchester, under Principal Scott, B.A., LL.B., D.D., Professor Hodgson, M.A., D.D., D.Sc., and other emi- nent teachers. During his eight years' pastorate in Cardiff the membership of the Church has more than doubled, the debt on the spacious school chapel has been paid, and a considerable sum of money has been raised for theereotion of a larger building. Mr. Jenkins iBiteade to oontiihue as a member of the same Church. During this year he is the chairman of the con- gregational Union of Glamorganshire and Car- marthenshire. All men do not boast of an American D.D. The current number of the Christian Pic- torial" contains a biographical sketch by the editor (the Rev. David Davies, of Brighton) of the late Dr. Thomas Dairies, formerly president of the Haverfordwest Baptist College. In it 'the writer mentions the following interesting fact:—"When the first president of Haver- fordwest College and senior pastor of Bethesda Church in that town died, the selection of sue. ceseor to the presidency and pastorate fell upon Mr. Davies, He received^oon alter his ap- pointment the diploma of D.D. from William Jewell University. U.S.A., a fact, however, which only casually transpired a long time afterwards, as the recipient of the diploma had religiously locked and kept the said dooumiunt in his desk as a curiosity only." The famous old Welsh preachers were in- yeteraie smokers, and many a good story is told of them. Pipes and tybacco'r aohos" were indispensable adjundts of the chapel- hoise. "Idriswyn tells the following story: —"The Rev. Griffith Hughes, of Edeyrn, Car- narvonshire, was an implacable enemy of smoking, and many a trick was played upon him by the smoking fraternity. Once the three well-known preachers—Dafydd Jones, Cai narvon Dr. Hughes, Liverpool; and Dr. Lewis Edwards, Bala (three no'tta smokers)— V'tre to spend the night at his house. To prevent his gneafcs indulging in their 'evil' habit, Mr. Hughes olalked across the mantel- piece 'No smoking allowed here.' Air. David Jcnes noticed it as soon as he entered the room, and, whilst Mr. Hughes's back was turned, wiped out the word No.' Whea Mr. Hughes returned Mr. Jones remarked Oh! I ge«y 8D eking is allowed,' and forthwith lit hia pipe, and it was not long before the two odier visitors joined, and smoked until Mr. Hugfeeg found it impossible to remain in the room. At a sale of rare books and manuscripts Hv Messrs, Sotheby, the author's msausonpc of' Gilbert White's "Natural History ana An- tiquities of Selhorne" -was knocked down toj :Ji2M.,