FINEST ALE v IN SOUTH WALES WEsfoF /Z^/cASK ENCLAND^ FJTY^ /(A X bottle. 1 nX) yr Agents RequirGd. c. watkinFa son, 94. BT. NARY ST.. CARDIFF. 5 jf The Hereford Brewery. Estab. 3834. I
F CADBURY'S COCOA "The standard of highest purity. "-Lancet. Without exception the favourite Cocoa of the day. "-lIlldical Magazine. I NO ALKALIES USED, AS IN MANY OF THE DUTCH COCOAS. _j
PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. CARDIFF. rp H £ A T R E J|OY A L. Lessee and Manageress.Mrs. Edward Fletcher. Theatre Telephone. 362. CHEER after CHEKR follows in succession at Mrs. EDWAP-D FLETCHER'S production of the Seventeenth ROY AIJ" Annual pANTOMlME, Written for the THEATRE ROYAL. CAR- DIFF, by Messrs. GEORGE THORNE (the inimita.ble Comedian of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Companies) and F. GROVE PALMER, entitled- JJOBINbON CRUSOE. MORNING PERFORMANCES. BTery Saturday Until Further Notice, at Two p.m. Early Doors at 1. Ordinary at 1.30. >4Beason Tickets (a limited number) During Panto- mime for Dress Circle and Stalls inclusive on application. The Pantomime produced under the Stag; Direction of Mr. E. EDMONDS, the Entire Pro- duction being under the personal supervision of Mr EDWARD FLETCHER. Early Doors at Six. Commence at Seven. Prices as Usual. Booking Offices at Messrs. Thompson and Shackell's (Limited), Queen-street, from 10 till 4. Telephone 521. 57249 RAND T H E A THE Lessee & Manager. Ms,. CLAKENCE SO UNES SUCCESS! SUCCESS I PRONOUNCED MAGNIFICENT! Of the Grand Comic Xmas Annual JJOBINSON CltCSOE, By the ORIGINAL LEOPOLDS and Their Grand Double Comnany of Pantomimists. MATINEE TO-MORROW, New Year's Day, at Two. Doors open 1.30. Early doors 1. Pantomime prices:—Grand Circle. 3s.; Stalls and Balcony, 2s.; Pit, Is.; Gallery, 6d. Children Half-price. Second price at 9 o'clock. Early doors extra. Door? ooen f. 45. commence 7. Early doors 6. Box Office noV open at Mr. R. Lane's, 3, Duke- street. 57475 JUST PUBLISHED. THE WELSH -T A N D COMMISSION A DIGEST OF THE REPORT BY THE SECltrtTARY. MB. D. LLEUFER THOMAS, BARRISTER-AT-LAW. Cemx avo., &0d page*. Neatly; bound in Linen, "pRIC-3 48. BY POST, SIXPE. iCE EXTLA. TOKDON: WHITTARER AND CO., WHITE BART- STREET, E.O. CARDIFF: WESTERN MAIL LIMITED. ST. MARY- STREET. And at all Messrs V. H. Smith and Son'1I Bookstalls The Dtce*,t LR a pjpularly- written Work, giving, unabridged, the FULL TEXF of the MAJORITY aud MINORITY REPORTS. and it concise, but adequate, SUMMARY of the GENERAL UK FORT, signed by the whole Cororowsioa BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES of the COMMISSIONERS. an account of their PROCE- DURE, and a copious INDEX to the Digest" and indirectly to tne Official Report also. EXTRACTS FROM A FEW PRFSS NOTICES. "Manohester Guardi8J1." A very useful volume for busy readers. An example of conscientious and impartial work." South Wales Daily New.- The book classifies and condenses the whoie of thj extensive Report, wthout omitting a ging, important face or argument, statement, recti menda^on." Shrewsbury Oh,owcle. capital piece of con- densation. Weetem Mai) "—" Mf Thomas was the one man capable of producing such a volume as this, and the manner in whIch he has executed bis task admits of but one opinion." "LiYerpool Couner"—Mr. Lleufer Thomas has fulfilled a mos*; valuable service to those INTERESTS in the subjer-t- Throughout prominence ts given to the essential pcinta." a valuable addit.ou tc literature on the land question." Cardiff Ttmea "—" We would recommend every tenant to study th,. laud question through Mr D Llfufer Thomas'J Digefc. 0 Mr. O. M. Edwards, M.A, Fellow of Lincoln Coll., Clieshira Ccurant-—" Tiie book is full and clear Oxford, in." Wales":—"An excellent and invaluable volume. Every landowne- si. L farmer should have it." "Oswestry Advertiser."—"A book which must be of the greatest servhe AT t' present time." Baner ac Amserau Cym U."—" NLs gellir rtaodd eanmoliaetb rby wclltJ i'r gyfrol hon gan Mr. I.leufe- iThomas" 48401 NOW READY. "^yrESTERN ]\J_AIL lJ1IDE TABLES FOR THE PORTS OF THE BRISTOL CHANNEL* WITH NAUTICAL ALMANAC, FOR 1898. Containing Times and Heights of Tides a,nd Full Particulars of all the Bristol Channel Ports. Balling Directions and Coloured Chart showing Position of Lights. PRICE ONE SHILLING. Published by WESTERN MAIL LIMITED. CARDIFF. LONDON: 32, FLEET-STREET. E.C. And may be obtained of all Stationers and Chart Sellers. 57391 HHortimer's|«»4*>.| M ixture For C/oup* Whooping Cough. Coughs. & Colds Of all Chemists. Price. 1/1 tt j PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. CARDIFF. 'Tis not in mortals to command success, but we'll do morp,-deserve it." El L" -F- ,I U P I R E. RJLHE JJSMPIRE. Managing Director OSWALD STOLL. TO-NIGHT! A Xmas Rib-tickler, "JOLLY BOY'S JUBILEE," or the Phantom Bride. Scene laid in Holly Hall. Electric illuminations. Xmas decorations. Eighteen Performers, including The Keene and Reeves Combination and Twelve Young Ladies. THE WELSH PRIZE GLEE SINGERS, Miss Rachel Thomas. Miss Louie Gilbert, Mr. Towyn Thomas, and Mr. Marsh Jones. MDLLE. ALMA ¡ on the Globe of Light. THE LESTER TRIO of Pantomimists. PALLES AND CUSSICK, Exponents of Burlesque. ARTOIS. on the Bars. MISS JENNY LLOYD, in Song and Dance, J. H. HURST. Light Comedy Songster, with a coat of many colours and a face of many shapes. Next Week: THE ROYAL TREORKY CHOIR. Box Office open* daily from 10 to 4; Saturdays. 10 to 1. Also from 7 to 10 each evening for book- ings for subsequent dates. Two Complete Performances Every Evening between 7 and 9 and 9 and 11. J>HIL HARMONIC JJ AL L ST. MARY-STREET, CARDIFF. ONE WEEK ONLY. TO-DAY (FRIDAY), at 3 o'clock and 8 o'clock. TO-MORROW (SATURDAY), Three Perfor- mances. at 3 o'clock, 5.;)0, and 8 o'clock. It was intended to give only two performances on Saturday, but an extra one has been found necessary in order to accommodate the enor- mous crowds anxious to see this exhibition. Complete Representation in Animated Pictures on the Veriscooe of the £ <ORBETT AND FITZSIMMONS F I G ff T For Fifty Thousand Dollars. 165,000 PHOTOGRAPHS AND TWO MILES OF FILMS Pass before the eyes of the spectators, re-producing THE ENTIRE FIGHT As it took place at Carscn City, Nevada, on March 17th. 1897, a special State Law having been passed to permit it. NOTICE.-This is the Original Exhibition which has attained such phenomenal success at the ROYAL AQUARIUM, LONDON, AND WILL NOT APPEAR ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE DISTRICT. PRESS OPINIONS. "Daily Telegraph," September 25th, says:- The best proof of the life-like character of the display was afforded by the frequent applause bestowed upon a smart hit or clever bit ot defence, as though the spectators imagined themselves watching the living combatants." The Public are Cautioned against Counter- feits and Colourable Imitations. Prices of Admission:—Circle, 2s. 6d.; Stalls, Is. 6d.; Pit and Balcony, Is. 57436 NEWPORT. rp H ETp M P i R B. Managing Director OSWALD STOLL. TO-NIGHT! Wemer and Rieder, the Swiss Nightingales. The Levaine Troupe, Musical Momuses. Dex- teria and George Douglas, in the Spiritualistic Seance. Vento, the Novel Ventriloquist. Harry Kent, Comedian. Lilian Vento, in her Prismatic Dance. The Mysterious Crowley. Next week, Pence's Riding Lion on Horseback. LYCEUM, NEWPORT Proprietor MR. CLARENCE SOTTNES TO-NIGHT, at 7.30, and During the Week, LA POUPEE, Prices, 6d. to £1 Is. Box Office Open Daily, Ten to Four. Telephone 158 Nat. MATINEE SATURDAY AT TWO. Next Week- "MY FRIEND THE PRINCE." Matinee, Saturday. January 8. at Two. 55694 SWANSEA. A LBERT-HALL, SWANSEA. FOR THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SEASON, TO-NIGHT, at 7.45, JOS. pOOLE'S NO. 1 jyjTRIORAMA, SIGHTS OF THE WORLD. The Greatest and Grandest Pictorial Triumph of the Century. Every Evening at, 7.45. 57446 Wednesday and Saturday at 3 and 7.45. WESTERN MAIL JGNCY CLIOP^DIC JJICTION A RY VOLUME QNE, CONTAINING FIRST EIGHT PARTS WELL BOUND IN CLOTH, With Title, Preface, Introduction, Description of Abbreviations, and Genealogical Table of the English Language. N O W JJE A D Y. pRIOE gS. 0D. "AT ALL NEWSAGENTS' AI\D BOOKSELLERS, OR DIRECT FROM THE "WESTERN MAIL" OFFICES. CARDIFF, SWANSEA, NEW. PORT. AND MERTHYR. I POSTAGE SIXPENCE EXTRA. PUBLIC NOTICES. T HE. TECHNICAL SCHOOL OF THE COUNTY BOROUGH OF CARDIFF. 1 SESSION, 1897-98. The SCHOOL RE-OPENS on MONDAY NEXT, January 3rd. Copies of the Syllabus may be obtained at the University College, Newport- road; College-buildings, Dumfries-place, or at the Women's Technical Department, 6, St. Andrew's-place. J. AUSTIN JENKINS, Secretary. University College, Cardiff, December 27th. 1897. 57494 BUSINESS ADDRESSES. SOLD IN BOTTLES. Is.; BY POST, Is. li. JI'* cif r flee DAILY TESTIMONIALS OF THIS GREAT CURE ARE BEING RECEIVED FOR THE FOLLOWING: — FOR TOOTHACHE, FOR HEADACHE. FOR NEURALGIA, INFLAMED GUMS FOR BOILS, SORE THROAT, CHAPPED HANDS, AND SORE UPS. AND IT WILL CURE ALL KINDS OF rAIN; IN FACT. A REALLY GOOD PAIN KILLER. AGENTS:- Cardiff: Anthony and Co., Chemists, St. Mary- street. „ Hicks and Co. (Limited), Chemists, „ Queen-street. „ Hicks and Co. (Limited), Chemists, Duke-street. tt Hicks and Co. (Limited), Chemists, Cowbridge-road, Canton. „ A. J. Bellamy, Chemist, 61, Paget street, Granpe-trnm. M Messrs. Duck and Sons, Chemists, St. John's-square. „ E. Edwards. Chemist, 2, Mackintosh- plate, Albany-road. F. Millward, Chemist, 60, Woodville- road, Cathays. „ R. Mumford. 60. Castle-road, Roath. M R. Mumford, 17, Meteor-street, Splot- land. u C. Clarke. Chemist, 2, Coburn- street, Cathays. » It Howell Phillips, Chemist, 253, Bute- street. „ R. Prust, Chemist, 14, Broadway, Roath. „ Jesse Williams and Co., Chemists, Queen-street. „ D. Thomas. Chemist, Penarth-road. Aberavon: Mr. Thomas Nicholas, Central Supply Stores, Water-atreefc. Aberdare; Mr. Tudor Williams, DenUst, Medical Hall. Abergwynfi • Richards and Son, Grocers. Abertillery: Morgan Bros., Carmarthen Butter Stores. Barry Dock: Hicks and Co., Chemists. Blaenavon: Messrs. D. Davies and Co., 100, Broad-street. Blaina: Thomas Jones, Liverpool Stores. Brecon: Mr. W. Tudor. Chemist. Brynmawr: Messrs. H. Connop and Son, Grocers. Carmarthen: C. E. Davies. Chemist, 10, King- Penarth: Stranaghan and Stephens (Limited). Pembroke Dcck: F. J. Tallett, 14, Diamond- street. Pontypridd: Mr. Icallc Prothero, Grocer, &c. Pontypridd: W. H. Key, The People's Chemist. Porth: Messrs. Thomas and Evans, The People's Stores. Porthcawl: Mr. T. Langdon, Grocer, John- street. Swansea Mesrs. Taylor and Co. (Limited), Wind-street. Tondu and Aberkenfig: Co-operative Society (limited). Tredepar: Mr. C. J. Price. Manchester House Treherbert: Mr. Enoch Davies. The Stores. Troedyrhiw: W Morgan and Co. Cheltenham: M-. J. James, 5. Promenade. Ctarbeston Road: Robert Reid, Grocer, New Shop. Cowbridee: Mr. J. G. Harold Bird. Ebbw Vale: Mr. David Hughes, Grocer, Victoria-street. Hereford: Messrs. Clarkson and Son, 9, High- terrece. Llantwit-Major: Mr. William Cumminga. Llanstephan • Evan T. Davies. The Emporium. M'rthyr- Messrs. G. M. and R. Gunson, 67, and 68. Hisrh-street. Morriston: Mr. L. Bevan. Medical HalL Neath: Mr. C. Hutchins, Chemist. Newport: Messrs. T. Cordey and Co., High-st. Newport: Phillips and Son, Drug Stores, 92, Commercial-street. Sole Manufacturer:— TOHIL PHILLIPS, 24, ST. MARY-STREET, CARDIFF. 31540 TO ARCHITECTS and SOLICITORS. SPECIFICATIONS AND REPORTS Typewritten with accuracy and despatch at tyd. per page. BILLS of QUANTITIES, per page 4Jd. Ten Copies of one-page for 2s. 3d. Higher numbers of Copies at a Cheaper Rate. ACCURACY IN EVERY DETAIL GUARANTEED. w ESTER-N MAlL JJIMITED ST. MARY-STREET, CARDIFF. DOCKS OFFICE: 112, BUTE-STREET. 47205 PREPAID ADVERTISEMENT. "EVENING EXPRESS." -— THRET! SIX TIMKS. TIUSS 20 ,V ords 0 6 1 0 1 6 20 Words 0 6 10 16 30 Words 0 9 16 2 40 Words 10 20 30 50 Words 3 3 0 3 6 Notibo to Advertisers. IMPORTANT.—Advertisements to be classified must reach this office by 10.30 a.m.; but they can bo inserted up to 4.45 p.m.. under head- ing of TOO I.ATE FOR CLASSIFICATION. The boxes provided for answers to advertise- ments appearing in the "Evening Express" ore not intended for any other purpose whatever, and cannot be allowed to be used for the distribution ot printed or written advertising ciicnlar or announcements of any kind. The above cnarges apply only to consecutive insertions of the ioliowing class of advertise- ments Situations Wanted or Offered, Apart- ments. Money Wanted, Partnerships. Lost and Found. Misrellnnwun Wants. Businesses, Houses, Shops. Offices to Let or Sell. Specific Articles for Sale Privately. Name and Address to be counted. Orders sent through the nost. to be accom- panied by Postal Order or Halfpenny Stamps Advertisements are received also it the fritlnrping sub-offices:— NEWPORT TREDFGAK-RTRFET SWANSEA .CASTLE-STREET MERTHYR VICTORIA-STREET. FONTYPRIDD 4a. TAFF-STREET. READ OFFICES: CARDIFF: ST. MARY-STREET. XONEY. CARLTON BANK (LIMITED).—A cheap and Reliable Office to Borrow £ 3 to £ 500. Infor- mation free.-Call upon the Branch Manager. ill1 149, PENARTH-ROAD, CARDIFF. r T- POULTRY. POULTRY.—If you want your birds to pa.y P you write for prices and samples of food to Noah Rees and Son, Hay, Corn, and Seed Merchants. Cardiff. e6115 ■ J—gJLij BICYCLES. SPECIAL Clearance.—Six Solid Safeties, s 38s. 6d.; 4 Cushions, 50s.; 4 Pneumatics, .£5; eash only.—Morris Bros., Cycle Works, Ponty- pridd. Repairs, Plating, and jLnamelling promptly. el947 dbessmaxino. DRESSMAKING.—Ladies' Tailor-made and Braid Costumes, Wedding and Evening Dresses, Mantles, Ac., Made in the Latest Style; fit guaranteed.—Address Lewis and Evans. 78, Wyndham-crescent. Cardiff. eo336 MISCELLANEOUS. A DVERTISERS are Cautioned that Post- xl masters are Not Allowed to Deliver Letters Addressed to Initials or Fictitious Names at any Post-office. Letters addressed to Initials or Fictitious Names must bear the address of the Advertiser or one of the Offices of the Western Mail. TOBACCONISTS Commencing.—See Illustrated T Guide (259 pages), 3d.-1'obacconists' Out- fitting Company, 186, Euston-road, London. Hairdressers fitted. Manager, Henry Myers. elO566d EARTHENWARE and China.—Seconds L2 H. Crates; best C3; or will send 15 dozen Seconds Articles for 17s. 6d. Write for Lists.- Webbe and Co., Longton, Staffordshire Pot- teries. e6034 IS Your Watch Wrong? The Best and I Cheapest Shop in Cardiff for the Repair of Watches of every description, English or Foreign, is 38. Castle Arcade (third shop from Castle-street), by James Keir, for ten years with Mr Spiridion. Clocks and Music Boxes Cleaned and Repaired. e4209 SHOP ASSISTANTS WANTED. ADVERTISER3 are Cautioned .hat Post- masters are Not Allowed to Deliver Letters Addressed to Initials or Fictitious Names at any Post-office. Letters addressed to Initials or Fictitious Names must bear the address of the Advertiser or one of the Offices of the Western Mail. HOWELL and Co., The Cardiff Drapers, have Several Vacancies for experienced Young Ladies and Young Men.-Applicants must give previous experience and state salary required. i6 GROCERY.—Junior Assistant Wanted at G once; indoors.—App#y, stating age, wages, and references, Lambert, 107, Donald- street, Cardiff. 2990i6 GROCElt Y.-Intelligent Junior immediately; must be well up in provisions; Welsh; give full particulars.—Apply J. T. Davies, Dow- lais. 2967il GROCERY and Provision Trade.-Wanted. kX experienced Assistant; must know Welsh. —Apply Wm. Harris, 144, High-street, Mer- thyr. 2946i5 DRAPERy.-Wanted, a Young Man for Man- D chester Department, who can speak Welsh.—Apply, stating experience, salary, and age, Thos. Yorath, Swansea. 2932i5 GROCERY.—Wanted immediately, smart Im-" prover; willing to make himself generally useful.—Apply to Gilbert Thomas, Grocer, Oxford-street, Mountain Ash. 2864z31 GROCERY and Provisions.—Family Trade Wanted, smart, intelligent Junior Hand; quick server; used to patents; able speak Welsh.-Randell and Sons, Llanelly. 2854i4 PRESENTATION Tea Trade.—Two smart Men P Wanted as Managers for Branch Shops.- State full particulars Chinese Tea Company, Castle-road, Cardiff 2831i4 ANTED, Several good Welsh Assistants and W Juniors to the Grocery and Provision Trade.—Apply, stating age, references, and salary (indoors). Pegler's Stores. Pontypool. i4 T/tfANTED. Two respectable Youths, also V Young Lad'es, Apprentices to the Drapery and Millinery.-Apply M. D. James, The Temple. Ammanford. 275411 SITUATION Required by respectable Young S Lady in Confectioner's; little experience.— Addres3 A. B., Western Mail. Merthyr. 276411 CLERKS AND MANAGERS. ADVERTISERS are Cautioned that Post- A masters are Not Allowed to Deliver Letters Addressed to Initials or Fictitious Names at any Post-office. letters addressed to Initials or Fictitious Names must bear the address of the Advertiser or one of the Offices of the Western Mail. WANTED, for Shipbroker's Office, Boy Just Leaving School; one able write short- hand quickly.-L 93. Western Mail. Cardiff. i3 JUNIOR Clerk Wanted in Oiffce at Colliery; IT must speak Welsh and make out pay sheets, permits, wagon book; salary. 20s. per week.- Hate age and experience L 78. Western Mail, Cardiff. 2884i1 OFFICE Boy.—Wanted, an intelligent Youth; 0 one with Knowledge shorthand preferred.- Apply, by letter, J. Trevethan, 20, Working- street, Ca rd; IT. 2815i4 WANTED, in Leading Life Insurance Office, Intelligent, well-educated Youth; one with previous experience and knowledge short- hand preferred.—Apply, stating wages required, &c.. to L 64, Western Mail, Cardiff. 2747il PI .—An Income of 12$. fid. to jEl per Week dC/JL Can be Earned in Spare Hours or Even- ings by Either Sex who can Write.—Proof sent free anywhere to anyone sending self-addressed envelope to T. Smith and Co. (Department 9 B), 79, St. Helen's-gardens. North Kensington, Lon- don, W. L12562 AGENTS, etc. WANTED. A DVERTISERS are Cautioned that Post- masters are Not allowed to Deliver Letters Addressed to Initials or Fictitious names at any Post-office. Letters addressed to Initials or Fic- titious Names must bear the address of the Advertiser or one of the Offices of the Western Mail. WANTED at oncte. thoroughly-smart Man as Canvasser and Assist at Counter for Grocery Trade; also First Counterman for Grocery Department; only smart men need apply.—Address L 92, care of Ywsteru Mail, Cardiff. 2984io WANTED, by a leading Firm of Bakery Engineers, a first-class Agent for the South Wales District.—Messrs. W. F. Mason (Limited). Engineers. Manchester. _t)7j23 AGENTS Wanted Everywhere, Canvassing Shops, lloteir-; liberal terms; energetic canvassers can earn gC,4 per week.—Apply Messrs. Pamphilon, Congieton, Cheshire. 2918i5 rPEA and Provision Trade.—Wanted, ener- X getic Junior Traveller for Cardiff and District.—Apply, with full particulars, L 80, Western Mail, Cardiff. 1897il ANTED, a Representative for Sale of High- r f class Vinegars, Pickles, Sauces, in South Wales: good connection requisite; salary and conllnission,-Traveller, Western Mail, New- port. 2838z31 A Trust worthy Man, o" active habits, aged 25 to 40, is Wanted to Take Up a Responsible and Remunerative Outdoor Position, Whole or Part Time.—Write in first instance, stating age, occupation, Ac., to L 73, Western Mail, Cardiff. 2827i4 WANTED, Agents' to Represent a Large, Importing Company on Commission (Beef, Mutton. Batter, Cheese, Eggs, and General Provisions) in Newport, Swansea, and District, and other Large Towns; all accounts must be guaranteed.—Apply, by letter only. giving references a4d full particulars, to the Cardiff Live Stock Company, P.O. Box 51, Car- diff. 57508 GOOD Salesman Wanted for Warehouse; most produce highest references.—L 61, Western Mail, Cardiff. 2373z31 MISCELLANEOUS tALSS. FOR Sale, large-siz'ed Kennel, in excellent con- dition, cheap: can be seen any time; no use to present owner.-Apply A 1, Evening Express, Cardiff. e6546 -f 000 Business Cards. Memorandums, or Bill- A? heads. 3s.; 10,000 Useful Handbills, 2s. 6d.: samples free.—Fisher and Co., Machine Printers, Broadmead, Bristol. e44l8 PREWOOD at Cardiff Union Workhouse, 2s. per Cwt.; delivered in any part of the borough.-Orders to Master, Workhouse. e6574 T ARGJ2 Assortment oi Christmas Cards Now Jj on VievK-^Statiemery Department. Wes- tern Mail. Cardiff. e50430 PARLOUR Games, Is., post free; Obstacle P Race, Quoits, Japanese Billiards. Chinese Bagatelle, and the Latest Novelty. "The Penalty Kick" Table Football.—Stationery Department. Western Mail. Cardiff. e50430 "Vt'ORWICH Canary, srood size and colour, gas- iA light songster, 6s.; large three compart- ment cage, 8s.—Owen, 25, Turberville-square Canton, Cardiff. ez31 10o Thick Buff Copying- Sheets: extra strong; a specially adapted for typewritten letters: letter-size. 2s.: foolscap. 2s. 6d.—Stationery Department. Western Mail. Cardiff. 50430 IXTY Years a Queen.-Part 1. Now Readv: S 6d., postage 2d.—Western Mail Limited, Cardiff. INVOICE and Letter Files. All the leading styles.—"The Sequence File," "The Warwick File," "The Standard File," "The Common- sense File "—Stationery Department, Western Mail, Cardiff. 50430 THE "Handy" Book Marker, 3d., post, free — Stationery Department, Western MaiL Cardiff. 50430 1LB. Cream Notepaner and 100 Envelopes. Is., in Two Sizes, Private or Commercial.— Stationery Department, Western Mail, Cardiff. -IMILKSELLER'S Delivery Bonk, Is.— 1\ i. Stationery Department, Western Mail, Cardiff. 50430 THE New Game, Table Football, Is., nost free.—Stationery Department, Western Mail. Cardi<T 50430 ADHESIVE Linen. Tape for Renaring Music, A Ac., 3d., post free. per roll.-Stationery Department. Western Mail,Cardiff. 50430 AUTOMATIC Constant Level Inkstand; Is. 2d., A post free.—Stationery Department. Wes- tern Mail. Cardiff. 50430 1 000 Page Letter Conying Book: half bound calf. 5s.; snecial line.—Western Mail Star ticrery Department, Western Mail. Cardiff. mHE "TryrwJgraph" Copying Apparatus: pro- JL duces thousands of copies from one hand- writ ng <r typewriting.—Price list on applica- tion to Western Mail Stationery Department, Cardiff. 50430. STYLOGRAPH 10 Fountain Pens. «., post S fiee: invaluable to every business man.— Stationery Department, Western Mail. Cardiff. AKONARDS, for addressing boxes, &c., id. T and 2d. per packet.—Western Mail Limited. Cardiff. 50430 STONE'S "Universal Portfolios for Letters. S Price Lists. Ac., &c.. from 4d. each.-Sta- t'onery Department. Western Mail. Cardiff. DJTTSTABLE Drawer Partitions, 1s. per boxT —Stationery Department, Western Mail. pATENT Automatic Office Paperweight and IT Monthly Calendar for Four Years, is.- Stationery Lepartment, Western Mail, Cardiff. THE Latest Improved Letter File, The 's T Morden" File; 4s. 6d.—Stationery Depart- ment, Western Mail, Cardiff. e50430 SAVE Time" Letter Cards, 25 for 4Jd., post- free; an improvement on the Govern- ment card.—Stationery Department, Western Mail. Cardiff. 504-30
Too Late. r ST. MARY-STREET RIP VAN WINKLE (just awakened a.fter a long sleep): "Oh. I say, Mr. Corporation, Tempera^cetown is the best sib for your new buildings. I did not think so once, but now I am sure of it."
NURSEMAIDS AND SERVANTS WANTED. HOUSEMAID Wanted immediately.—Apply, -M stating all particulars, to Mrs. Grover, Clydach Court, Pontypridd^ e!0583i5 CARDIFF.—Barmaid Required, where, others are fcept; previous experience not* essen- tial.-Reply, stating engagements (if any) to L 79, Western Mail, Cardiff. el0582il WANTED immediately, experienced Cook- General for Business House; good wages; personal application preferred.—Apply, first instance, Miss Kenshole, Bank-buildings, Aber- dare. 2966i6 WANTED, General; gentleman and lady .n family; £ 16 and rise. Also Housemaid; £ 16; parlourmaid kept.—Mrs. Frost, 10, Brook- lyn-chambers; Bristol. 3007i6 WANTED, good General Servant for Small Family; no washing.—Apply 17, Lans- downe-terrace, Swansea 2994i6 WANTED, a dean, respectable General; four in family; washing put out.—27, Salis- bury-road, Cardiff. 2993i5 TXT ANTED, a good General Servant; a good Vf home; Welsh girl preferred—Apply 20, The Walk. Cardiff. '^966il WANTED, good General; comfortable home; country girl preferred—Apply J. Miles, Western Mail. Ebbw Vale. 57548^ GENERAL Servant, with good character, Wanted for a Gentleman in the Country, near Newport.—Apply M., Western Mail. New- port. 3014i6 WANTED, good Cook; good wages; small family. Also House-Parlourmaid; three in family; good wages.-45, Park-street, 'Bris- tol. 57546 IIOUSEMAID; wait at table; country girl pre- 11 ferred; for private family; must have good personal character.—Apply, between one and two or six and seven p.m. at 7, East-groye, Cardiff. 57553 WANTED, good Plain Cook; gentleman, lady YV in family; £25. Also Housemaid; wait on lady; JB20. Young Housemaid, £ 12.-71, Park-street, Bristol. 500oio WANTED, Laundresses, Plain Cooks, House- W maids, Nurses, and Generals.-Select Registry, 10, King's-road, Cardiff. 3004i6 HOUSE Parlourmaid Wanted; able to wait at table; small family; aged 23—26; wages about £ 15; quiet village.—Full particulars to Mrs. Martin Richards, Blackford, North Cad- burv, Somerset. 2981z3l COOK (Plain) Wanted; aged 23—25; wages according to capabilities; quiet village^ State fullest particulars Mrs. Martin Richards Blackford, North Cadbury. Somerset. 2980z31 OOK, good Plain, Wanted; trustworthy c person, about 30; for small family; at end of January.—State age, wages required, and fullest particulars, to Mrs. Richard Deanesly, Wincanton, Somerset. 2979zol WANTED, experienced Cook-General; nurse- housemaid kept.—Apply Mrs. Redgrave, 5. Sketty-road, Swansea. 2)9bib TXTANTED, Early January, a good Cook- V\ General; aged from'25 to 35; two in family; nurse kept; must have good personal character from last place; two miles from town good wages to competent person.—Reply U 10, "Western Mail Office, Swansea. 2986i6 WANTED, an experienced General Servant; no washing.—Apply Mrs. William Jone3, 14, Oakfield-street, Roath, Cardiff. WANTED, sood Plain Cook for One Elderly W Lady; JE20. Also House and Parlour- maid; £ 18; gentleman's family; comfortable situation.—4, Grove-road. Redland, Bristol. i3 WANTED, good Plain Cook and House- Parlourmaid.—Apply, before eleven and after six, at Falloden, 39, Cathedral-road. Car- diff. 2957i6 WANTED, for Penarth, General Servant; housemaid kept; no washing.—Apply 1, Marine-parade, Penarth, or 30, Park-place, Car- diff. 2955i5 WANTED, Cook-General; two in family.— Apply Gladwyn, Llanishen. 2956i6 COOK General Wanted for Sidmouth. South Devon; two in family; housemaid kept: good references required.—Apply Mrs. Joner., Plas-yr-onen, Ystradgynlais. Swansea Vale. i3 GOOD Plain Cook Wanted; £ 25; gentleman's small family: assistance given; quiet situa- tion. Kitchenmaid, £ 12.-92, St. Michael's Hill. Bristol. 297116 WANTED, Nu'-se, 20 to 25, by 16th January. —State wages and reference Mrs. H. C. Bevan, Blaina, Mon. 279Si4 j NURSEMAIDS AND SERVANTS WANT PLACES. THOROUGHLY experienced Housemaid Disen- JL gaged; aged 26; good needlewoman; assist waiting; tall, strong; three years' g'ood charac- ter, three years' previous.—Elizabeth, 71, Park- street, Bristol. 3009i6 SITUATION Wanted as Cook in Gentleman's S Family Where One or Two Kitchenmaids are Kept; town preferred.-Lewis, Calsick, Templeton, Pembrokeshire. 2o96zil LADIES Suited with All Classes of Servants. • Situations Secured for Servants. Fee, Is.— Miss Walters, 30, Page-street, Swansea. 2824i4 COOK General Disengaged; reliable; expe- rienced; Lwelve months' reference; £ 13; country girl.—Mrs. Stuart, 2. Frederick-street (near Corner Queen-street), Cardiff. 2796z31 HEREFORDSHIRE Servant Disengaged; cook, R wash; JE12. Also Pembrokeshire Girl; JE9; excellent references.-Address Country Servants, 9, Radnor-road, Canton, Cardiff. 2751il HREMISES. TO Let, Labnrnam House, Cefn Coed; seven bedrooms, b&throcm, two large sitting- rooms, good kitchen, scullery, and cellar, and large garden.—Apply at 194, High-street. 13 7Conway-road.—Capital Residence; stable; » newly renovated; moderate rent.—Evans and Hughes, House and Estate Agents, Wharton- street, Cardiff. 3001i6 TO be Let, Robert's Rest House, Ferryside. This excellent Dwelling-house, with the; stabling, out-buildings, cr pital garden and plea- sure grounds, and (if required) the field imme- diately adjoining the residence, is to be Let from the 29th September, 1897. There is good wild fowl shooting and fair fishing, both fresh and salt water, in the neighbourhood; also facilities for yachting and boating in the tidal River Tow-y and Carmarthen Bay. Ferryside is on the main line of the Great Western Railway. —Barker. Morris, and Barker, 2, Nott's-square, Carmarthen. 575H5 A Ten-roomed Villa, Llandaff-road. Eight- roomed Villa, Pontcanna-road; hot and cold bath. Also Corner Shop, with Dwelling- house and Stabling.—Apply 40, Llanfair-road, Cardiff, cr 14, Gordon-road, Roath. 2958i6 rpo Let, No. 20,1, Newport-road, Cardiff; mode- 1 rate rent; every convenience.—Apply Lattey and Co., 8, Working-street, Cardiff. i5 TO Let, 121, Albany-road; eight-roomed house; immediate possession; all latest improvements. Apply 10, Piercefleld-place, Roath, Cardiff. 2879i5 ro Despenser-street (Park-terrace).—Capital OO, House; six bedrooms; good condition.— Evans and Hughes, House and Estate Agents, Wharton-street, Cardiff. 2828i4 T) OATH.—Immediate possession, 17, Grenville- IR terrace, Metal-street; two reception-rooms, five bedrooms, bathroom.-Apply Jones, 77, Caerleon-road, Newport. 2813i4 TO Let, 79, Stacey-road; one breakfast, two sitting rooms, kitchen, six bedrooms, bath- room, conservatory, &c.-Sessions (Limited), Cardiff. 281014 ROATH, best part, 160, Newport-road; freshly papered, painted. Also Smaller Residence; ready for occupation.—Apply 168, Newport-rocd, Cardiff. 2746i1 T LANTWIT Vardre.—To Let, a substantial JU Semi-detached Villa; drawing, sitting rooms, kitchen, scullery, four bedrooms, batb- Toom; large garden; one minute from Church tvillage Station, ten minutes from Efail Isaf Station (Barry Line).—Particulars apply D. Rees, Solicitor, Llantwit Vardre. 2772il TO Let (Furnished), with immediate posses- sion, Bonvilstone House, formerly the resi- dence of Tudor Crawshay. Esq., within eight r miles of Cardiff, on the Cowbridge-road, and two from Peterston Station; good stable accom- modation 30 acres of grass land and about 500 acres of shooting.-Apply Messrs. David and David, 27. High-street, Cardiff. 2732z31 HEALTHIEST Position of Cardiff, close by H Roath Tram Terminus.-To be Let or Soid, 282 to 292. Newport-road; Six Newly- erected Villas, 22ft. frontage, standing on high ground, and built with the very best materials, and with all modern improvements, rooms being lofty and well lighted; gardens 150ft. long, with back entrances; inspection invited. —Terms and -particulars apply Lewis 266, Newport-road; Cardiff. 2729z31 THE South Wales, Monmouthshire Property Register for December Free on Applica- tion or Post.-Hem and Pertwee. House Agents, Auctioneers, Valuers, &c., Cardiff. 28813 APARTMENTS TO LET. COMFORTABLY-FURNISHED Apartments to Let; convenient to 'busses; suitable for Lady or Gentleman; with or without board; terms moderate; no children.—Apply A 4, Even- ing Express Office, Cardiff. MUSICAL. ROATH MUSIC ACADEMY, 63. Newport-road, Cardiff (Established 1878).—Pianoforte, American Organ, Violin, Singing, and Theory; a few vacancies.—1 uatcher. el0580i3 MISCELLANEOUS SITUATIONS VACANT. ADVERTISERS are Cautioned that Post- A masters are Not Allowed to Deliver Letters Addressftd to Initials or Fictitious Names at any Post-office. Letters addressed to Initials zr Fictitious Names must bear the address of the Advertiser or one of the Offices of the Western Mail. WANTED, a Second Hand for a Cake Fac- tory, Accustomed to Machinery; state age, wages required, and references.—Apply, by letter, Cake, Pontypool. e6639 WANTED at once, respectable, steady Man VT to Deliver Gccds; must thoroughly understand horses; knowledge of plain garden- ing desirable,-Bunning, Ironmonger, Ponty- pool. 3010i3 BOOT Trade.—Wanted at once, a good General Hand; must be steady and single.—O.. P. Edmunds, Caerphiily. 3005i6 WANTED, energetic Lads to Work Machines. TY -Apply Foreman, Electrical Insulation Syndicate, East Moors, Cardiff. 2288i3 WANTED, Tin-plate Worker; one expe- rienced in the construction of lamps pre- fer,ed .-Apply, by letter in own handwriting, stating age, experience, and qualifications, to the Manager. Cardiff Railway Company's Gas- works, East Moors. Cardiff. 57552 COACH Painter Wanted; must be good, lining, varnishing: rdso writer preferred; con- stant.-F. T. Wilkins, Coach Builder, Llandrin- dod Wells. 2969z31 WANTED, a Plasterer; experienced, all- round man.—Apply Pickford and Son, Workshop, Argus-street, Penarth. 2952i3 ANTED, Timber Haulier; three horses; V T haul copwood (contract); twelve months' work; good roads; near Quaker's Yard Station. -Lewis, Timber Merchant, Pontypridd. 2924i5 WANTED, a competent Lampman; total abstainer preferred.—Apply Abercrave Colliery, Abercrave, Swansea Valley. 2931il BLACKSMITHS and B constant employment and good wages given to experienced men; no improvers wanted. —Stone's Steam Wheel Works, Newport, Mon. 294H5 SADDLERS.—Wanted, a General Hand. Used S to Country Work.-T. Baker, Saddler, Haverfordwest. 29-»7i5 JOINERS Wanted; also Spindle Machine Hand (joiner preferred).—Apply Pontypridd Steam Joinery Company (Limited), Pontypridd. 2902il WANTED, competent Smith, Used to Engine Work.—State age, references, and wages, Fielding and Platt. Gloucester. 57460 WANTED, for Manchester District, good Non- Society Pattern Makers, Fitters. Turners, Machmemen, and Blacksmiths; to good men constant work and good wages.-Address, stating references and further particulars, to B 75. Wes- tern Mail. Cardiff. 55335 IMMEDIATELY.—W anted, experienced Foot- JL mar.-Apply Howell Walters, Haroldstone Hall. Little Haven, Pembrokeshire, stating height, age, wages asked, and reference. 16 WANTED, for Stable, smart Lad, 16—17, Able I Tt to Ride and Drive; light weight; good reference.—D. Came, Nash Manor. Cow- bridge. 57533 \\JrANTED, steady Man as Waggoner; must be >horoughly good ploughman—Apnly Richard Workman, Ty-yn-Brwyn Farm, Castle- town, Cardiff. 2938i5 MISCELLANEOUS SITUATIONS WANTED. BUTCHER.—Young Man Wants Situation as S'aughterman or Shopman; good refe- ferences.-Apply 79, Tudor-road, Cardiff. 2846i4 WANTED, by Young Man; good bread, cake, and smalls; disengaged; good references. -Z., 25, Mackworth-street, Bridgend. 2803i4 BUSINESS ADDRESSES. PIONEERS OF ARTISTIC TAILORING s For both Ladies and Gentlemen. THE West End Tailors In Duke Street, CARDIFF Who Guarantee Stylish-Fitting Garments 25 per cent. lower than local prices. Telegraphic Address: National REVOLUTION," Telephone, Cardiff. No. 834. Patterns Post Free. TOOTHEZIA REGISTERED. FOR TOOTHACHE. e640D AMERICAN T^entistry". JLJ GENUINE A PAINLESS AMERICAN t^ENTISTRT. AJ GENUINE&PAINLES THE AMERICAN DENTISTS' CO., Reg., 4, QUEEN-STREET, CARDIFF (Next to Masters'?, Corner of ft. John's-square), TEETH Complete Set -L rjlEETH QNE £ JJ_UINEA Six Years' Guarantee Given With Every Case. AMERICAN -xventistri. JLF GENUINE & PAINLESS jgPEC'l A L! 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Bents and debts efficiently collected on a t' low scale of commission. Settlements made promptly. t.t,f,-6031t. MANUFACTURER. HORSFORTH. OFFER! HIS OWN GOODS DIRECT from tiu LOOM at MILL PRICES, viz. Serges. Fancies, Cashmeres. Bie»ea Meltons. Man le Cloths. Patterns sent free (n application. Save all intermediate profli. Special Lot of Dress Meltons, all isltaaes. a per yard. I Phil Phillips'Tootbache Cupe (b&) For Toothache & Neuralgia. Acts Like Kagio. 1/- per Bottle, of all Chemists. I Or from Sole Manufacturer, M, St. Mary 8treet, Caidif
THE IDENTITY OF THE VEILED MURDERESS REVEALED. The Woman Convict Whose Face Has Been Hidden Forty-five Years is Lady William E. Elliott, of England. SPECIALLY SET FOR THE EVENING EXPRESS. (CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY.) The story as told to her old friends was that Lady Elliott had just arrived from Scotland, and was travelling through America with her brother. The train of reasoning that the brother wished to start was: "If my sister be here she cannot ')e the murderess now awaiting trial in gaol." The appearance of brother and sister at the reception stopped all talk connect- ing the Veiled Murderess with the Wood family, but the reception at1 the Willards was barely four hours old before brother and sister left "to go to the hotel" for the night, the next day to resume their travels. They went as far as the gaol, and Lady Elliott was placed once more in her cell. How was it doner T don't know, but that it was done is a fact which can- not be disputed. J I want WI you a cunou thing connected with my visit to Sing Sing. She was painted when I saw her, but it did not disguise her in the least. When Superintendent Allison, of Mattea- wan, received me in his office I told him I had come to make inquiries concerning the Veiied Murderess, on behalf of an old friend of hers in Chicago. The courteous official seemed gratified. "I sincerely wish the identity of Henrietta Robin- son might be established," said he. She will not live long. She has considerable property, and there will be heirs to her estate, and unless her identity is known beyond a doubt there will be a vast amount of trouble." "Did she never have visitors?" "There came once to see her," replied the superintendent, "a woman, handsomely dressed, in a victoria. 'Mrs. Robinson" cried Charlotte when she saw her, and instantly laid her finger on her lip to enjoin silence." "Can I see Mrs. Robinson?" "Yes, I will take you up to the ward." Dr. Allison unlocked door after door and led the way up a long staircase. We entered a vast apartment, light, airy, and immaculate, in which about thirty patients were sitting, sewing, piay- ing dominoes, and knitting. "That is Mrs. Robinson by the window," said the physician; "you can go over and speak to her." I crossed the room and stood before her. Was this the Veiled Murderess? A gentle, kindly old lady of noarly eighty sat knitting placidly in her easy chair. There were trapes of great beauty in her fine old face, and I remembered that her hands were very small and shapely. She looked up "t me and gave me a sunny smile. "Mrs. Robinson, I have come a good way to see you." "Indeed, and you are very welcome," she said, giving me her hand with quite the grand air. I bent over her and spoke in a low voice Do you remember your old friend, Charlotte Norris, whom you knew—oh, so many years ag6?" The old lady started and looked fixedly at me an instant. "Charlotte!" she murmured, as in a dream. "She was with me at the Emma Wil- lard School, in Troy? I guess I do remember her. Why, she was my dearest friend." "You were at school in Troy ?" "Yes, I and my three sisters—Emma, Geor- gifjia, and Caroline. But where is Charlotte Norris?" and Mrs. Robinson caught my hand in hers and pulled me down in a seat beside her. "She lives in Chicago. She came to see you once, did she not?" "Yes. I was so glad to see her-Charlotte, Charlotte. Oh, I did love her so at school. What good times we had! Such merry days, and how we dreaded our examinations." The old lady laughed heartily at this recollection. "I visited Charlotte once at her home in Utica, and she did everything to give me a good time. Oh, yes, Charlotte; I remember her so well." I drew my chair closer. "Your name was Charlotte, too," I said. The woman clutched my hand tighter. "My God!" she panted, looking round in alarm, "don't speak that name here. What do you know of me?" she demanded, almost fiercely. I spoke slowly. "You were Charlotte Wood, were you not?" "Oh," said she, with a gasp, "I was Charlotte Wood, but I buried that name years ago. I don't want to hear it spoken. Charlotte has told you, then. I thought she would keep my secrets to the grave." She was greatly agitated, and I soothed her as best I could. "You see, my dear," she went on, after a moment's pause, "I am known here as Henrietta Robinson." She laughed, and her laugh was like the crackling of thorns. "I don't know why I took the name Robinson. It belonged to neither of my husbands." "Oh, were you marrfed twice ?" "Yes, my dear, and both unhappy marriages." "Was your first husband the Englishman?" She started violently again and regarded me steadily. "Yes," she breathed, rather than spoke. "He was a nobleman, was he not?" I half whispered, "Sir William-" I paused purposely. The old lady gripped my hand so hard she fairly hurt it, and, looking me directly in the eyes, said: "Sir William F. Elliott; yes, he was my first husband." "Is he dead?" "Oh, many years ago," she replied. "He did not live long after we were married." "And your second husband?" L "My second husband ?" Her voice rang harshly now, and she raised her thin hand passionately to heaven. "Would to God," she cried, "I had never met him. All my trouble came from him. And yet I loved him." "What was his name—Jim I paused. But she glowered at me. "I will not tell you his name. He was a well-known man, but he, too, is dead. Besides, you know too much about me. Charlotte has betrayed me." Again I calmed her and spoke of other things, but harking back again to this marriage. "It was a conditional marriage," she said. "He wished no children. We did not live together long." "Where were you married?" "In Troy-in a hotel," she said. "The pro- prietor witnessed the marriage." "Have you any children?" A tear stole down her pale cheek. "Don't ask me anything about that," she said, trembling violently. The grief of a mother, even though she be a crazy criminal, is sacred. I did not press the question. "You hava your Own income, I am told?" I "I have plenty of property," she said, .L- earnestly, "and it's piling up all the time. When j I am gone my family and those who have been true to me will find I have not forgotten them." j "You have suffered greatly for your family." "I have suffered everything," she said mourn- fully. "My liberty and my reputation have been stolen from me by designing people, but I have kept my vows and my secret, and I shall carry them to my grave." "What message do you wish to send to Mrs. Norris ?" "Charlotte!" she mused for a space. Then, suddenly: "Charlotte is the only one outside my family who knows the secrets of my life. She knows everything about me. I po not believe she will ever betray me. Tell her I am well and happy, but it will not be long now. When the time comes I will send her the signal we agreed upon. It willjbe published in the press She will know it at once. It will have my initials, C.W., signed to it. Then'I want her to come to me as quickly as possible and bring my grandmother's lawyer, and I will settle matters for all time." I think she was wandering now a trifle. She had been violently excited and agitated. Old faces had come before her, old voices had called to her from out a stormy past. I saw by the look on her attendant's face thar, it was time for me to go. I took her lady- ship's hand. "Good-bye, Lady Charlotte," I whispered. 4 "Good-bye," she murmured, looking away and beyond me, as if she saw the phantom of her lost youth. As I came out of Matteawin the flying squad- rons of black clouds were massing sullenly in every part of the heavens, save far over the Stcrm King, where gleamed the rose and gold of the dying sun. And the afterglow of the sunset was like the peaceful ending of a tem- pestuous and troubled life. (CONCLUDED.)
THE El T INSTALMENT OF OUR jpOOTBALL STORY, ENTITLED, "THE CUP WINNERS," WILL APPEAlt IN THE E V E N I N G EXPRESS TO-MORROW (Saturday).
A LEGAL APPARITION. A curious case is reported from abroid. A man disappeared. He was thought to be dead, and his effects were distributed. He came back after twenty years,, and went into the court issuing the decree, and asked the judge to issue an order to give him his property. The judge said: "In the eye of this court you are dead. This is not the place for you to get mistakes rectified. Get a lawyer-he will tell you what to do." The man persisted, and said he "wanted his property, and it was an outrage to deprive him of it another day." His only reply was: "I tell you that in the eye of this court you are dead. Sheriff, take this apparition out of court." 4
Quips and Cranks. Why do prosperous men always say that the ladder of success is made up of broken rungs?" "Well, they do it so that other fellows won't try to crawl up after them." After the Railway Accident.—Doctor: "What on earth are you holding his nose for?" Pat (kneeling beside the victim): "So his breath won't leave his body, of course." "They say that if Shakspeare were alive now he couldn't make a living." "What's the matter with getting big damages from those men who say he didn't write his own plays?" "He'll be a cyclist when he grows up," chuckled Mr. Sprocketts as he dandled his five- months-old child. "How do you know?" asked Mrs. Sprocketts. "Just listen to his bawl-bearing mouth "Ah," remarked Mr. Tuppenny Show from the wings as his new prima-donna successfully dodged a flying egg, "that is something like! I was beginning to fear she would attract no atten- tion." Guide (showing a pa-ty of tourists the room in^a famous castle where the Duke of Guise was murdered): "Here he received the first stroke of the sword. There he fpll, never to rise again. Here, this is the fire-place where Henry III. came to warm himself after the crime was perpetrated; and in yonder cup- board I keeps my brushes f" 3-> New boarder, warmly: "Oh, I'm knowing in the tricks of your trade. Do you think I havI lived in boarding-houses twenty years for nothing?" Landlady, frigidly: "I shouldn't be at all surprised." Aunt Abby (at the museum): "And ain't that critter got any arms?" Uncle Haystack: "Of course, he has. They call him the armless wonder 'cause it's a wonder where he keeps his arms." .i Natural History.—"Did you know, my little boy," asked the solemn old gentleman, "that t bee can fly faster than a pigeon?" "I didn't know it before," said the little boy; "but I know he can sit down a heap harder." A curious legal point was decided in the reign of Elizabeth-at least, so the story goes. A country gentleman bequeathed his estate to his eldest son, and ten pounds to the younger. He had only two sons, who were twins. The firsl.- bcrn claimed the estate, but it seemed he had been round the world with Drake, and so had lost a day on the voyage. Hence, the lawyers — sly rogues—assured him that his brother's claim was the best; and the adventurer, acquiescing is the decision, derarted on his travels with the tel) pounds in his pocket. Only an Incident.—"Bow! wow! bow! wow-« wow—wow!" 'Hang that dog!" exclaims Scrib- bler, closing the window with a bang. "If there'i anything I do detest, it's a yelping cur!" ''Boo! woo! boo! woo—woo—woo!" "Good gracious!" says Scribbler; "that must be another! Drai those dogs, anyway!" "Boo! woo! bow! wow! boo—woo! bow! wow—wow! zip!" "GroaJ Scott!" yells Scribbler, throwing up the window, with a shout of glee, Sf's a fight! Go it, little dog! Go it, little oi Now you've got him! Go it!" And he leata jut of the window for ai hour. ■ s _c.