FINEST ALE /v IN SOUTH WALES EKG LAND/ \i~/ X/VCI BOTTLE. VnjVy' Agents Required. C. WATKINS & SON, 94. ST. NARY ST., CARDIFF. i The Hereford Brewery, Kstab. 1834. I BOVRIL MAKES YOU ( GET STRONG and KEEP STRONG. WORKERS FIND IT SO.
i PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. | CARDIFF. £ ^HJSAIRE O Y A L. I Lessee and Manatrerev.Mr3. Edward Fletcher. f Theatre Telephone. 362. e.. CHEER after CHEER fellows in succession at Mr*. EDWARD FLETCHER'S production of the j Seventeenth ROYAL Annual I TJANTOMIME, I JJOBINSON 0RUSOE. 1 "Vf AT1.NEE PERFORMANCE TO-DAY (SATUR- I DAY), at Two. Doors Open at One; and £ this Evening at 7. Doors Open at 6. Every Satur- day until further notice at Two p.m. Early doors at One. Ordinary at 1.30. Season Tickets (a limited number) During Panto- mime for Dress Circle and Stalls inclusive on application. The Entire Production being under the personal supervision of Mr: EDWARD FLETCHER. Early Doors at Six. Commence at Seven. Prices as usual; Children HALF PRICE. Rooking Offices at Messrs. Thompson and Shackell's (Limited), Queen-street, from 10 till 4. Telephone' 521. 5724'J AND T H E A TITE Lessee <V Manager. MR. CLARENCE SOUNFA SUCCESS! SUCCESS? TO-DAY. AT- TWO AND SEVEN. The Grand Comic Xmas Annual ^JRL'bOE, By the ORIGINAL LEOPOLDS and Theic Grand Double Ccm^anv of Pantomimists. MATINEE- TO-DAY (SATURDAY), at Two. Doors.open 1.30, early doors 1. Also MONDAY (Mabon's Day;, January 3rd, and Every Satur- day. 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. Doors "!>en 6.45. commence 7. Early doors 6. Box Office now open at Mr. R. Lane's. 3, Duke- street. 57475 SOLD IN BOTTLES. Is.; BY POST, 1.. Id. )O*TviACffLr c u c-c, DAILY TESTIMONTAI.S OF THIS CTTFAT CURE ARE BEING RECEIVED FOR THE FOLLOWING: FOR TOOTHACHE. FOR HEADACHE. FOR NEURALGIA, INFLAMED GUMS. FOR BOILSv SORE THROAT, CHAPPED HANDS, AND SORE UPS. AND IT WILT, OJRB ALL KINDS OF t AIN; IN FACT, A liEALLY GOOD PAIN KILLER. AGENTS:- Vrdiff: Anthony and Co., Chemistrd St. Mary. street. „ Hicks and Co. (Limited), Chemists, „ Queen-street. „ Hicks and Co. (Limited), Chemists, Duke-street. „ Hicks and Co. (Limited), Chenjista, Cowbridge-road, Canton. Chemist, 61. Vtgeb- street, Grange town. Messrs. Duck and Sons, Chemists, St. John's-aquare. 0 E. Edwards. Chemist, 2, Mackintosh- place, Albany-road. N F. Millward, Chemist, 60, Woodville- road. Cathays. «, R. Mumford, 60. Castle-road, Roath. R. Mumford, 17, Meteor-street, Splot- land. C. Clarke. Chemist, 2, Coburn- street, Cathaya. „ Howell Phillips, Chemist, 253, Bute- street. m R. Prust, Chemist, 14, Broadway, Roath. „ Jesso Williams and Co., Chemists, Queen-street. „ D. Thomas, Chemist, Penarth-road. Aberavon: Mr. Thomas Nicholas, Central Supply Stores. Water-wtreet. Aberdare: Mr. Tudor Williams, Dentist, Kedical Hall. Abergwynfi •. Richards and Son, Grocers. Abertillery: Morgan Bros., Carmarthen Butter Stores. Barry Dock: Hicks and Co., Chemists. B1 a en* von: 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 Stephp" (Limited). Pembroke Deck: F. J. Tallctt, 14, Diamond- street. Pontypridd: Mr. Isaac Protliero, Grocer, 8tc. Pontypridd: W. H. Key, The People's Chemist. Portli; Messrs. Thomas and Evans. The People's Stores. "^orthcawl: Mr. T. Langdon, Grocer, John- street. Swansea- Mesrs. Taylor and Co. (Limited), Wind-strest. Tondu and jAberkenfig: Co-operativo Society (limited). Tredegar: Mr. C. J. Price. Manchester House Trelierbert: Mr. Enoch Davies. The Stores. Troedvrldw: W Morgan and Co. Cheltenham: Mr. J. James, 5. Promenade. Clarbeston- Road: Robert Reid, Grocer, New Shop. Cowbridee: Mr..T. G. Harold Bird. Ebbw Vale: Mr. David Hughes. Grocer. Vicforia-street. Hereford: Messrs. Clarkson and fcon, 9, High- 'terrace. T.laniwit-Major: Mr. William Ciunminga. Llanstephan- Evan T. Davies. The Emporium. M< rthyr: Messrs. G. M. and R. Gunson, 87, and 68, Hieh-street.' Morristor: Mr. T». Bovnn. Medical HalL Neath- Mr- C. H"tchins. Chemist. Newport Messrs. T. Cordev and Co., High-st. Newport: Phillips and Son, Drug Stores, 92, Commercial-strect. Sole Manufacturer: pHIL PHILLIPS, 24, ST. MARY-STREET, CARDIFF. law PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. CARDLFF. Tia not in mortals to command success, but we'll do morfv-des^rve it." T H K J] M P 1 R E. Managing Director OSWALD STOLL. TO-NIGHT! A Xmas Rib-tickler. "JOLLYBoy-S JUBILEE." or the Phantom Bride. Scenp laid in Holly Hall. Electric illuminations. Xmas decorations. Eighteen Performers, including The Keene and Reeves Combination and Twelve Young Ladies. THE WELSH PRIZE GLBE SINGERS, Miss Rachel Thomas. Miss Louie Gilbert, Mr. Towyu Thomas, and Mr. Marsh Jone3. 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: -t1 THE ROYAL TREORKY CHOIR. I. 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. JpHIL HARMONIC TTI-ALL ST. MARY-STREET,'CARDIFF. ONE WEEK ONLY. TO-DAY (SATURDAY), Three Performances, at 3 o'clock? G.30, 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 Pictares on the Veriscooe of the c ORBETT AND T^lTZSlMMONS FIG H T For Fifty Thousand Dollars. 165,000 1HOTOGRAPHS 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. <<T^ 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 bit or clever bit ot defence, as though the spectators imagined themselves watching the living combatants." The Public arc cautioned against Counter- feits and Colourable Imitations. I Prices of Admission: -Circle, 2s. 6d.; Stalls, Is. 6d.; Pit and Balcony, Is. 57426 NEWPORT. T H E E M p 1 it E battftgib? Bfrector-OSWALD STOLL. TO-NIGHT! Werner and Rieder. the Swiss Nightingales, The Levaine Troupe. Musical Momuses. Dex- teria and George Douglas, in the Spiritualistic SeancC. Vento, the Novel Ventriloquist. Harry Kent, Comedian. Lilian Vento. in her Prismatic Dance. The Mysterious Crowley. Nest week, Pepge's Riding Lion on Horseback. I" y c >1 L MT, N ETVTP O R T J Proprietor MR. CLARENCE ROIWES 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. "MY FRIEND ^TUE PRINCE." Matinee, Saturday. January 8. at Two. 55694 SWANSEA. "^LBERT HALL, SWANSEA^ FOR THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SEASON, TO-NIGHT, at 7.45, JOS. pOOLE'S JyTO. 1 j^JTEIORAMA, 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. NOW READY. y^ESTERN ]\J_A1L fJ^DE# rjABLES FOR THE PORTS OF THE BRISTOL CHANNEL. WITH NAUTICAL ALMANAC, FOR 1898. Containing Times and Heights of Tides and Pull Particulars of all the Bristol Channel Ports. Sailing Directions and Coloured Cliart showing I Position oT Lights. PRICE ONE SHILLING. • Published by WESTERN MAIL LIMITED, CARDIFF. LONDON: 32, FLEET-STREET, EC. I And may be obtained of all Stationers and Chart Sellers. 57391 BUSINESS ADDRESSES. A VERY. JMPORTANT QUESTION Is wnere to Jroy your Furniture! There is so much rubbish sold in these degenerate days that the greatest caTe should be taken in selecting the Firm from whom you purchase. Now, HOW ARE you t) linow upoll whom you can rely? We submit that the experience gained by the trading of nearly half a century points most conclusively to the fact that no Firm on Earth can serve you Letter or cheaper tw" JJEVAN AND £ HJiu?ANY I (LIMITED), who to-dty.^re beyond all question the largest Furnishers in South Wales and Monmouthshire, and they defy any competitor to disprove this j Internet WnAT STRONGER pROOF can be adduced to show that by entrusting your orders to this large and old-established Firm you will not only have the advantage of an immense selection, out that, both with regard t.) quality and prices, you will receive. the very highest .satisfaction? All goods are' delivered free by rail or own vans, and the TRAIN JjlARE pAlL t of all cash purchasers 01 a reasonable, auaotint. Drawintr-rooni. Dining-room, and-Bedroom Suites from Three-and-a-Half to Fifty Guineas per suite. Bedstead, Wire-woven Mattrtss. Wool Overlay, Bolster, aud Pillow complete for TIs. 6d. Organs and pIANOS J £ ALF pala E. Carpets. Linoleums, and Floor Cloth, of newest designs, and every requisite for furnishing throughout at equally low prices. BEV-AN AND COMPANY 21, DUKE-STREET, • I, jr.% And 97, feT. MARY-STREET, 0ARDIFF; 97, WIND-STREET, SWAN SEA; OPPOSITE TOWN-HALL, NEWPORT; CLARENCE-STREET and HANDURY-ROAD, pONTYPOOL. AGENTS WANTED IN EVERY DISTRICT. TO ARCHITECTS and SOLICITORS. SPECIFICATIONS AND REPORTS Typewritten with accuracy and despatch at **d. per page. BILLS of QUANTITIES, per page -lid. Ten Copies of one page for 2s. 3d. Higher numbers of Copies at a Cheaper Rate. ACCURACY IN EVERY DETAIL GUARANTEED. LEGAL MATTER.—Draft, Brief. Affidavit, and Correspondence neatly and accurately copied. ALL OTHER BRAXCHES OF TYPEWRITING EXECUTED AT SHORTEST NOTICE. w IJSTER-N A1 T. IMIT E ST. MARY-STREET, CARDIFF. DOCKS OFFICE: 112, BUTE-STREET. 47203 PREPAID ADVERTISEMENT. "EVENING EXPBESS." 'mw' m TIMKS. TIMKS 20 Words 0.6 1 0 1 6 1- 30.Wori)s o 9 | 1 6 2 40 Words 1 0 2 0 3 0 -I- 50 Words 3 3 0, o 6 Notice to Advertisers. IMPORTANT.—Adyer(isements to be drilled must reach; ttlig office by JfK30a.m lint they can bo inserted up to 4.45 p.m.. nndtf head. inxof TOO r, 'ATE FOR CLASSIPICATICN. The bo.tes provided, for answers to odvertise- men»a appeanng. in the "Evening Express" are not intended for any other purpose whatever, and cannot be allowed to be used for the distribution oi printed or written advertising circular or annoanoements of any kind. The above cnargesap.ii.v only to consent iva insertions or th" iollowinsr class of advertise- ments :itnntions Wanted or Offered. Apart- ments. Money Wanted. Partnerships. Loit and t Fonnd. ivltltg. Bn»''n^«es, HonsM. Shops. Offices to Let or Sell. Specifio Articles for RntA T»rivatrly. Narte ird Address to be counted. Orders sent, .tnroneh. the nor¡I, to be accom- panied by i'osta! Order or Halfpenny Stamps. Advertisements are receired abo.,I.t lhe following snb-officeS:— ?rEWPOY?r TRED^O SWANSEA .CASTLE-STREET MKRTHYR VICTORIA-STREET. FONTYPRIDD 4?> TAFF-STREET. HEAD OFFICEa: CARDIFF: ST. MARY-STREF.T. MOSEY. /CARLTON B\NK (LIMITED).—A cheap and V> Reliable Office to Borrow £ 3 to £ 500. Infor- mation free.-Call unon the Branch Manager, ill1 149, PKNARTH-B.OA1). CARDIFF. I'OULTBT. POULTRY.—If yon want your birds to pay p von write for prices and samples of food to Noah Rees and Son. Hay, Corn, and Seed Merchants. Cardiff. e6115 BICYCLES. QPECIAL Clearance.—Six Solid Safeties, O 38s. 6d.; 4 Cushions, 50s.; 4 Pneumatics, £ -5; cash ortly.—Morris Bros.. Cycle Works, Pcnty- pridd. Repairs, Plating, and i_namel'inj promptly. e!947 DBESSMAKIHO. DRESSMAKING.-Ladies' Tailor-made and D Braid Costumes. Wedding and Evening • Dresses. Mantles. Ac., Made in the Lateat Style: fit guaranteed.—Address Lewis and Evans. 78. Wyndham-crescent. Cardiff. eo335 MISCELLANEOUS. TOBACCONISTS Commencing.—See Illustrated T Guide ['i59 paget), od. -iobacconiste' Out- fitting Company. 186. Euston-road, London. HMrorossers fttteifc ■ Manager, -Henry Myers. -■ ■ el0566d, TpABtH^NWAltF. and China—Seconds £ 2 ILi Crates; best £ 3; or will send 15 dozen Seconds Articles for 17s. 6d. Write for List!).— Webbe and Co., Longton, Statfondshire lot- teries. c6034 I~S Your Watch Wrong? The Best atid JL Cheapest Shop in Cardiff for the Repair of Watches of I 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 CLERKS AND MANAGERS. ADVERTISERS are Cautioned that Post- A. masteis 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. JUNIOR Clerk Wanted for Retail Business: shorthand and plain book-keeping.—App'v, stating salary, to L 95, "Express" Office, Cardiff. 10585i3 rpHE London Horse and Carriage Repository X (Limited), Elephant and Castle, Require the Services of a first-class Auctioneer and Manager; must be thoroughly experienced, vith excellent references as to ability and integrity; good salary and permanent position to a reaily ca,pable man.-Apply. by letter, with full par- ticulars of previous engagements, to T. H. Price. Esq., Essex Lodge, 30, Brixton-hil:. I-on- don. 8.W. L14B55 WANTED, Railway (countrv). capable Pas- senger Clerk, to Take Charge of Dcp-.rt- mert, including time table,. excursions, <ic.— Apply, stating experience and salary required, to M 2. Western Mail, Cardiff. j7559 "THE South Wales and Monmouthshire Clerks' L Association Ensures Members against Lost through Want of Employment. Sickness. Old Age. and Death, and Introduces to Employers. Free of Charge. Clerks of good Business Capa- city and Characte. Every Clerk, whatever his position, should be a Member of the Associa- nd for particulars. Secretary. 1, Dock- chambers, Cardiff. ,53815 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 Office at Colliery; must sppak Welsh .and make out pay sheets, permit;, wagon book; salary. UOs. per week.- ftate age and experience L 78. Western Mail, Cardiff. 2884il_ OFFICE Boy.—Wanted, an intelligent Youth; one with Knowledge shorthand preferred.— Apply, by letter, J. Trevethan, 20, Working- street. Cardiff. 2815i4 ——■' '■ WANTED, in Leading Blfe Insurance Office, intelligent, well-educated' Youtii; one with previous experience and knowledge short- hand preferred.- Apply, stating wages reanired," Ac., to L 64, Western Mail, Cardiff. 274711 PI .—An Income of 12s. 6d. to £ 1 per Week* Can be Earned in Spare Hours or Even- ings by Either Sex who can Write.—Proof sent free any whore to anyone sending self-addressed envelope to T. Smith and -Co. (Department 9 B). 79, St. Helen's-gardens, NortfPlStensingtem. <HHI- don. W. L12Mi MUSICAL. ROATH MUSIC ACADEMY, 63. Newport-road, JLt Cardiff (Established Itf7B¡.-Pianoforte, American Organ, Violin, Singing, and Theory; a. few vacancies—Thatchcr. cl0580io APARTMENTS TO LET. COMFORTABLY-FI"RNISHED Apartments to C Lot; convenient to 'busses; suitable for Lady or Gentleman; with or without board; terms moderate; no children.Apply A 4 Even- ing Express Office, Cardiff. e6840 PENARTH—Comfortably Furnished Sitting- room and Two Bedrooms; hot and cold bath; good cooking and attendance.-40. West- bourne-road. 2991i6 SMALL Family Would Like Gentleman; cen- tral; good home.—16, Pembroke-terrace, Cardiff. <m> [ 2875i5 MISCELLANEOUS LALES. TT'ORj. Sjile, large-sued'Kennel, in excellent con- JT dition. cheap; can J»e seen any time; no use to present owner.—Apply A 1. Evening Express, Cardiff. e6546 1 000 Business Cards. !Memerand-4ms, or Bill- r heads. 3s.; 10.000 Useful Handbills, 2s. Cd.: samples free.—Fisher aDd Co.. Machine Printers. B: pudmqad, Bristol. e44iS FIREWOOD at Cardiff .Union Workhouse. 2s. F per Cwt.; delivered in any part of the borough.-Orders to Master, Workhouse. e6574 LARGE Assortmant o. "Christmas Cards Now JA on View.—Stationery Department Wes- tern Mail. Cardiff. e.53430 TDARLCUR Games, Is., post free; Obstacle Race; Quoits, Japanese Billiards, Chinese Bagatelle, and the Latest Nove'tv. "The Penalty Kick" Table FootbaH.—Stationery Department. Western Mail, Cardiff. e50430 "VTGPWI'JH Canary, good size and^jplour, gas- light songster, 9s.; laise compairt- ment cage, 8s.—Owen, 25, "Turbercille-square. Canton. Cardin'. ez31 '^Cj Thick Buff Copying Sheets: e*tr,-Tstrone? V specially adapted ♦or typewritten letters: letter-size. 2s.: foolscap. 2s. 6d.—Stationary Department. Western Mail. Cardiff 50433 CtXTY Years a QneenPaTiTl. Now R^TdvT 0 6d., postage 2d.—Western Mail Limited, Cardiff. INVOICE "ud Letter A" the leading sflea-—"The File." "The Warwick File," "The Standard Fi'e." "The Common- File "—Stationery Department, W^tcrn Mail. Cardiff. „ 53430 THE "Handy" Book Marker. ?d..ino«strfre"e— Stationery Department. Western Afqil. Cardiff. 5043::1 1LB. Cream NotS., JL in Two Sixes. Private or Commercial.— Stationery Dopartment, Western Mail. Cardiff. MILKSELLF.R'S Delivery Book. is.— stationery Department. Western Mail, Cardiff. 50430 THE New Game. TaMeTFoothxll. Is" oost free.—Stationary Department, Western Mail. Cardiff 50430 .tpe I ',Nfus,c. A-. DHESI'Œ-Linen. T;-pe for Renairil1;-UÜSIC. A %,c., 3d.. nost free. oer roll.—Stationery Department. Western Mail. Cardiff. 50430 A" UTOMATIC Constant Lcvdl Inkstand7ls.>d„ lirst, free.—Stationery Department. Wes- tern Mail. Cardiff. 50430 1 C00 Page Letter (o-N-ing ttook: half 1 onnd 1.' calf. 5s.; special-Jine.—Western Mail Star ticrery Department, Wextern Mail, Cardiff. F"HE "Tr.voograph" Copying ^Pnaratus: pre- A- duces thousands of copies from one hand- writing or tvpewriting.-iprice list on applica- tion to Western Mail* Stationery Departmant. Cardiff. 50430 STTLOGRAVHIC Fountain Pen?. posi fic-e; in".t".o-ihle to "very business mar. Str'.ticnory_ Department, Western Mail. Cardiff. rjlAKONARDS. for addressing boxes, Ac., id. A and 2d. per packet.—^Vestern Mail Limited, Cardiff. 50433_ STONE'S "Univerbal1." Portfolios for Letters. S Price Lists. Ac.. &c.; from Gù. each.—Sta- tx-ncrv Department. Western Mail. Cardiff. ADJUSTABLE Drawer Partitions. 3s. per box. —Stationery Department. Western Maii. PATENT Xuiomatic Vfll&e Paperweight and •Monthlv. Calendar for Four Years. Is.— gta Honery-ret artmeitt*.W«j»tera' Mail, Gnrdtff. THE Latest Improves:! > Letter File. The T Morden File: 4s. 6d<—Stationery Depart. ment. Western Mail. Cardiff. c5-3450 SAVE Time" letter Cards. 25 for 4Jd„ post k3 froe: an improvement on the Govern- ment c,-tr(i .-Stationery Department, Western }fail. Cardiff. 51')4,(. A'o/ t;. W SHOP ASSISTANTS WANTED. ADVERTISERS 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 Fictitious Names must bear the address of the Advertiser or one of the Offices of the Western Mail. WANTED, good Junior for Grocery and Pro- visions also Porter, to Look After Horse, Deliver Goods: abstainers preferred.—Trede- gar Stores. Tredegar. 3072i4 IRONMONGERY.—Wanted at once, steady, experienced Young Man as Managing Assistant for Gt.aeral Ironmongery Trade.— Apply, stating ace and references, to T. D., Castle IWel. Aberavon 3064i7 WAN D, thjroughly-cjonipetent Hand for TT Grocery and Provisions at once; out- door; one with knowledge of fresh meat department preferrcd.-Co-operative. Blaina. o7bC-5_ GROCERY and Provision Trade.-Wanted. a G smart, intelligent Junior Hand; personal application preferred.—Thos. Robins, Abcr- titlerv. 3034i7__ 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 Cx ROCERY.—Junior Assistant AVanted at 1 once; indoors.—Apply, stating age. Wages, an l references, Lambert. 107, Dmald- street, Cardiff. 2990i6 G" liOCKUY.—InteUigcn* Junior immediately; must be well UP in provisions; Welsh; give full particulars.—Apply J. T. Davies. D->w- give full particulars.—Apply J. T. Davies. D¡w- lais. 2567il_ GROCERY and Provision Trade—Wanted, experienced Assistant: mnst know Weish. —Apply Wm. Harris. 144, High-street. Mer- thyr. 2946i5 thyr. 2946i5 DRAPERY.—Wanted, a Young Man for Man- chester Department, who can speak Welsh—Apply, stating experience, salary, and ¡ age. Tims. Yorath. Swansea. 2932i5 ROCERY and Provisions—Family Trade— T Wanted, fmar-t, intelligent Junior Hand: OUick server; used to patents; able speak Welsh—Randell and Sons, Llanelly. 2854i4 PRESENTATION Tea Trade.-Two smart Men P Wanted as ManaSers for Branch Shops.- State full particulars Chinese Tea Company, Castle-road. Cardiff. 2831i4 WANTED. Several good Welsh Assistants and Jnnlors to the Grocery and Provision Trade.—Apply, station, age. refercwes. and salary (indoors), Peglcr s Stores, Pontypool. i4 WANTE1>. Two respectable Youths, also; Young l.ad;e?, Apprentices > to the Drapery and MiV'.nery. Apply M. D. James, < The Temple, Amtnaufo'd. 2754it SITUATION Required by respectable Young Lady in Confectioner's; little experience.— Address A. 11.. Western Mail, Merth.vr. 2764H NUJBSEMAIDS AND SEBVANTS WANTED.. HOI SEMAID Wanted inllnediately.-Apply. stating all particulars, to Mrs. Grover. Clydacli Court, Pontypridd. el0583i5 CARDIFF.—Barmaid Required, where others are kept: previous experience not essen- tial.—Rep)y. stating engagements (if any) to L 79, Western Mail, Cardiff. eIO5811 WANTED immediately, a good, strong Girl as General.—Apply, between six and eight p.m.. at 29, Windsor-place, Cardiff. e!0588i4 WANTED, a Young Girl as a General Ser- vant; no cooking required—Apply Llanclen House, near Abergavenny. 3031i5 COOK-Wanted- priyate family; two other servants—State age, wages, and reference to Mrs. Jenkins, 20, Royal-crcseent, London, AV. 3027i7_ WANTED, for Country House, a good Plain Cook; one that understands the way to make butter preferred. Also House-Parlour- lraid.—Apply Alexandra. Hotel. Queen-street. Cardiff. between six and eight p.m. 3040i4 TTTANTED, an experienced General Servant. TT —106, A1 bany-road,_Cardi ff. <,r, G1 OOD Plain Cook Wanted, on or before lot'i January-, for Family of Three no chil- dren) in Hampstead: aged 25 to 35; good kitchenmaid not objected to.—Apply, stating wages and all particulars, Mrs. Beningfleld, 2. Merton-rcad. Hampstead, London^ N.W. Ll-4896 AN experienced General AVanted at once; must have good reference—Apply 27, Windsor-place, off Queen-street, CaMiff. 3055s4 ANTED, by" 6th. lespectable Girl as » General Servant aged under 20; three in family; country r-rcferred.-15, St. Andrews- crescent, JJardiff. 30d4i7 GENERAL Servant (experienced) Wanted who can plain cook; also Housemaid who can sew. Two in family.—Apply, if by letter give particulars, Mrs. Rainforth, Brightholm. Stow Park-road, Newport. o057.7 \\TANTED, good Cook-General; ?ood wages » for hard-working, steady girl: other ser- vants kept.-Apply H. Eccles, LOll Las, NeiUi. 306ai4 WANTED immediately, a good, strong~Giri as General—Apply, between six and eight p.m.. at 29. Windsor-place. Cardiff, il T/VANTED. Plain Cook and House-Parlour- maid; gentleman and lady in family; good wages to each: boy kept—Address 10, Brooklyn-chambers, Bristol. 3006i6_ TTTANTED at once, a good General Servant.— H Mrs. Farmer, Shanklin House, Howard- gardens, Cardiff. 330216 "ITITAMED immediately, experienced Cook- TV General for Business House; good wages; lterscnal application preferrcd.-A nply. first instance, Miss Ksnshole, Bank-buildings, Aber- dare. 2966:6 dare. 2966:6 WANTED, General; gentleman and lady .n family; £ 16 and rise. Also Housemaid; £ 16; parlourmaid kept—Mrs. Frost, 10 Brook- lyn-chambers, Bristol. 3007i6 T/VA NTED, good Geneial Servant for Sninll »T Family; no w;ishing.—Apply 17, Lans- downe-terrace, Swansea 299416 WANTED, a clean, respectable General; four in family-; washing put out.—27, Salis- bury-road, Cardiff. £ 993i6- "f*7^ANT?]D, a good General Servant,- a good VT home; Wel«h girl preferred-—Apply 20, The Walk. Cardiff. i,9S6il T^^ANTEl). good General; comfortable home; TT 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.. v v 3014iS WANTED, good Cook; good wages: small family. Also House-Parlourmaid; three in family; good wages.—45, Park-street, Bris- tol. 57546 HOUSEMAID: wait at table: country girl pre- ferred; foe private, family; must have good personal character.—Apply, between one and two or six and seven p.m. at 7, Eaat-errove, Cardiff. ■ 57553 X\TANTED, good Plain Cook gentleman, lady TT in family; £ 25. Also Housemaid; wait on lady; £ 20. Young Housemaid, £ 12—7i, Park-street. Bristol. 5008.6 on lady; £20. Young Housemaid, £ 12—7i, Park-street. Bristol. 5008.6 WANTED, Laundresses. Plain Cooks, House- maids, Nurses, and Generals.—Select Registry, lO.^King'e-rofyd. Cardiff. 3304i6^_ WANTED, experienced Cook-General; nurse-, housemaid kept.—Apply Mrs. Redgrave, 5. Sketty-rpad. JSwnqsea^ 2995i6 < WANTED.. Early January, a good Cook- General; aged from 25 to 35: two in family; nurse kept; must have good personal character from last platfe; two miles from town; ffood wages to competent person.—Reply U 10. Western Mail Cmce. Swansea. 298616 WANTED, an, experienced General Servant no washing—Apnly Mrs. William Jcnes, 14. Oakfield-street, Roath. Cardiff^ 2987i6^ WAN1 ED. socd PlaiiTCook for One Elderly Lady; £ 20. Also Hou^e and Parlour- maid; £ 18; gentleman's, family; comfortable situation.—4, Grove-rond, Redland, Bristol. i3 __h_ WANTED, good Plain Cook and House- TT Parlourmaid.—Apply.-before eleven and after six, at Falloden, 39, Cathedral-road. Car- diff. ^57i6 WANTED, for Penarth. General Servant: .'1 Vt housemaid kept; no washing—Apply 1. WANTED, for Penarth. General Servant: housemaid kept; no washing—Apply 1. Marine-parade, Penarth. or 30, Park-place. Car- diff.. •_ 2955iS T^7"ANTED- Cook-General; two in family.— V Apply Gladwyn. Llanishen: 2956i6 COOK General Wanted for Sidmouth. South Devon; two in family; housemaid kept; good references required.—Apply Mrs. Jones, Plas-yr-onen, Ystradgyrtlais, Swansea Vale. i3 GOOD Plain Cook Wanted; £ 25; gentleman's small family; assistance given-, ouiet situa- tion. Kitchenmaid, £ 12.-92, St. Michael's Hill. Bristol. 2971i5_ WANTED. Nurse, 20 to 25. by 16th January. —State wagf s and. reference Mrs. H. 0. Bevan, Blaina. Mon. 2798i4 WANTED immediately, an experienced Gencrid Ser\ant.—Apply 25, Fitzhaunon- cmbankinent._Cardiff. 2S80i5_ WANTED at^oncc. good Plain Cook: house- maid kent—Edwards, Draper, 06. Srllis- w maid kent—Edwards, Draper. 36. Srllis- bury-road, Cardiff. 2885i1 HOUSEMAID Wanted immediately.—Apply, n stating all particulars, to Mrs. Grover, Clydach Court. Pontypridd. 2917i5,. WANTED, g^od Plain Cook; help given: baking—Apuly statinsr age^ wages, and full particulars, to Mrs. Lindner, Nantygroes, Llandrindod. 29C6i5 T^lfANTED, Plain Cook; able to make butter; TT small dairy; good wages to competent person: C hurchwoman—Mrs. Pryce, Vicarage, Golden Grove. 293H5 "V*TANTED, a thoroughly experienced General: T » able to do plain cooking; good Mrs. De Mattos, Dynas Powis. Cardiff. 29U.U ANTFI). housemaid W kept.-Apply. stating 'wages, Mrs. R W. Bear, Llwynyinor, near Swansea. wJ5o4il HO USE Parlourmaid, with first-class refe- renccs; ii^ed a.l»out 30; libcrul wages to suitable applicant—Api»l>*i stating wages, to M. J., County Times Office". Brecon. 57531 IHfANTED (beginning January i. good General VV Sirvan* in Gentleman s Small Family; good wace:, t(I t apable girl.-Bcllingham, W nod- lauds Villas. Swansea. 2830i4 f XT ANTED, a good Plain Cook—April v to VV Mrs. Hibbert. 59. Park-place, Cardiff. 14; T/ITANTED immediately, as General, a strung.. VV healthy Girl; about 20; country pre- ferred; three in family.—Apply Lloyils Bank, Penarth. ??00i4.
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PERSONAL. MARKS A. E. GOLDSTAIN. late of 7. Eistedd- llJ fod-street, Temperancetown, will Hear Son-etliing to Advantage on Communicating with-Cardiff Eveninw Express Office, Cardiff. e6640 MISCELLANEOUS SITUATIONS I TITANTF.I). a Second Hund for a Cake Far- t T tory. Accustomed to Machinery; state age,* wages required, and referenced—Apply, by letter. Cake. Pontypool. e5639 TXTANTEJI. athoroaghly exp«rienc^<l Practical T T Fireiium to Superintend Two Siemens Steel Furnaces and Cogging Mill, working high- class steel for tin bars; mnpt be steady and reliable—Apply, with references and stating wages required, to Melyn Works, Neath. 3j25i4 WANTED. Butcher (Young* able to kill sheep and pigs: look after pony and trap; live in; reference required.—Brewer, Bridgend. 14 CABINET Maker3 -1 Wanted at once; used to j good-cla«s work—Apply to Ben Evans and Co. (Limited), Swansea. 3070i4 I FOREMAN Carpenter Wanted for Wood Pile- driving, to Take Charge; must be first- class man—App^y, stating wages, Pier, Muni- bles. 3063i 4 WANTED at once, respectable, steady Man to Deliy>r Gccds; must thoroughly understand horles; ki.owledge of plain garden- ing desirable.—Hunniug. Ironmonger. Ponty- pool. 3010i5 BOOT Trade—Wanted at once, a good General Hand; must be steady rind single.—O. P. Edmunds, Caerphilly., 3005i6 WANTED, energetic Lads to Work Ma ••hir.es- —Apply Foreman, Electrical Insulation Syrdiiate, East Moors. Cardiff^ 2238i3 WANTED, Tin-plale Worker; one expe- rienced in the construction of lamps pre- fer-ed.—Apply, by leiier in own handwr^ng, stating age. experience, and qualificatioi* to the Manager. Cardiff Railway Company Gas- works, East Moors, Cardiff. 575o2 WANTED, a Plasterer; experienced, all- round man.—Apply Pickford and Sou. Workshop. rgug-gtreet. Peiiarth. WANTED. Timber Haulier; three horses; haul copwood (contract); twelve monies' work: good roads: near Quaker's Yard Station. —L°\YIS. Timber Merchant. Pontypridd. 29?4i5 WANTED, a competent Umpiuan: total abstainer preferred.- Ajiplv Abercrave Colliery. Abercrave, Swansea Valley. 29ilil BLACKSMITHS aixl Wheelwrights Wanted: constant employment and good wages given to experienced men; uo improvers wanted. given to experienced men: uo improvers wanted. —Stone's Steam Wheel Works, Newport, lion. 294115 SADDLERS—Wanted, a General Hand. Used L to Couutry Work.—T. Baker, Saddier, Haverfoi dwest. 29 VTi5 OINF-Rs Wanted; also Spindle Machine Hand i (joiner preferred..— Apply Pontypridd Steam Joiherv Comuany Limited). Pontypridd. 2902il \\TANTED, com petent Cnntu. Used to Engine ¡ » Work.-State age. references, and wages. Fielding and Piatt, Gloucester. 57460 W ANTED, for Manchester District, good Non- Society Pattern Makers. Fitters. Turners Machinemen. and Blacksmiths; to good men constant work and good wages -Address, stating references and further particulars, to B 75. Tes tern Mail. Cardiff 55335 "\7[rANTED, Man as-Groom-6ardener and to ff Make Himself Generally l-seful. and Wife as General Servant, also Working Housekeeper. —Apply George Hotel. Maindeec Newport. Mon. 0073i7 GARDENER Wanted: state wages (with aud without cottage) and experience, and what knowledge of poultry Appjy L 96. Western Mail, Cardiff. o34517 IMMEDIATELY.- Wanted, experienced Foot- I mar. — Apply Howell Walters, Haroldstonc Hall Little Haven. Pembrokeshire, stating height, age. wages asked, and reference. :6 1 PiEEMISES. TXTHITLAND.—To Let. with immediate pos- Vf session. Manor-daf, standing in its own grounds, containing ten rooms. large garden, stable, coach-house: good fishing.-Apply Mrs. Thomas. Forest, Whitinnd. 3033i7 TO Let, Laburnam House. Cefn Coed; seven J- bedrooms, bathi-ocm. two large sitting- rooms, food kitchen, i-culiery. and cellar, and iur?e garden—Apply at 194, High-street. i3 7 Conway-road.—Capital Residence; stable; newly renovated: moderate rent.—Evans and Hughez. House and Estate Agents, Wharlon- street, Cardiff. 3901i6 V Ten-roomed Villa. Llandaff-road. Eight- roomed i'illa, Pontc*Ttna-i«o«d -hot-a»d cold bath. Also Comer Shop, with Dwelling- house and Stabling—Apply 40. Llanfair-road. Cardiff, cr 14. Gordon-road. Roath. 2958it ri^O Let. No. 201, Newport-road, Cardiff; mode- I 1 rate rent; every convenience.—Apply Lattey and Co.. 8. Wcrrking-street. Cardiff. io TO Let, 121. Albany-read; eight-roomed house: immediate possession; all latest t improvements.—Apply 10. Piercefield-nlace. Roath. Cardiff. 2979'5 ~0 Despenser-stroet. Park-terrace).—Capital JO. House: six bedrooms; good condition.— Evans and Hughes. House and Estate Asrents, Wharton-street, Cardiff. 2828i4 ROATH—Immediate pcssession. 17. GrenTilIe- R terracc. Metal-street; two reception-rooms, j five bedrooms, bathroom.—Apply Jones. 77. Caerleon-road, Newport. 2813i4 EATH AND GONS 4 pii NO I' ORT j!]S AND ORGANS BY ALL MAKERS. ENORMOUS DISCOUNTS DURING SUMMER Send ior Catalogue and Yerdict of 900, free. Monthly. Gua t. d. WALNUT CASE. FULi. COMPASS. p.i nel I rout. 3it. lOin. b;gb 18 10 6 Similar Model, superior quality 20 11 ft > UEUHU!. I AluUciU iron li aine, fnll compass, trichord, check .action, nrichin covered hfttnmers. 3ft. 10:11. iligi) .oo. 24 14 0 nEMIY MOlJSL. lin. higher, supe- rior quality 26 15 2 EVHRE M' iUEL. full compass, iron frame, fnll trichord, check action. plated bolts, sconces. marqueterie and irilded nnnel trusses. 4ft high 30 17 6 BOARD RCHOOf, MODEL, as sup- plied Cardiff. r'c!)nrrh. Ac.. 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lLL RIGHTS RESERVED.] [NOW FIRST PUBLISHED. THE CUP WINNERS. By J. HANMER QUAIL, AUTHOR OF "RUTH RAYMOND'S QUEST," "FENTON FRIARS." Ac. SPECIALLY SET FOR THE EVENING EXPRESS. CHAPTER XIV, A PRIZE FOR A CUP WIXXER. Farrier Thurston's practice was an exten^iv2 one. Old John Hunter, whom he succeeded. had laid the foundation of what was now one of the best veterinary practices in the North of England. It was so widespread that. as everyone within a dozen miles of Oakenside knew. Farrier Tliurstan took the fieshness out of two good horses in going his rounds every week-day. On Sunday he would only use one horse. On taking over the prac- tice he had laid down the rule that whatever business could not be reached by one horse on Sunday should wait, as far as he was con- cerned, until Monday. And as everyone in the district knew how hard he worked on week days and week nights, for both were alike to him. there was a cordial approval of what was called "Farrier Thurstan's wise Sunday rule," by all who did not happen on any particular Sunifay tq have horse or beast requiring veteri- nary aid. farrier Thurstan- of Oakenside, was a. well- I to-do, sharp-tempered, and very independent man. Grace Tliurstan. the farrier's only daughter, was a plump, ruddy blonde, with a wealth of I golden-brown hair, which at this time was allowed to play freely about 'ier well-cm \ci shoulders. She was not yet eighteen, and vas as vivacious a country girl as could be found anywhere. She kncW'ii little of ;uiisic, liatl a strong, though not over sweet, voice, and. in spite of a rather hasty temper, whiqji she had inhcritated Prom her father, was a general I favourite in Oakenside. T'ici c was hr.rdl'r a lad in the place who would in-t gladiy liave wooed Grace Thurstan, iivl thc*e been tlit, slightest chance of any impression being mad? on her affections, or of her father's tolerance of such a proceeding.. But for nearly fifteen months it had Ken known that any attempt of the kind would-be worse than futile. There was one Oakensfbe lad, and one only, who found any favour im Grace Thurstan's eyes, and that was New, Ashley. When Farrier Thurstan firgt heard of, Grace's partiality for Ned, he laughed ironi- cally and immoderately. On reaching home the same night, be called Grace into his sur- gery. She ran to greet her father with a face brimming over with smiles.' Here. Grace. I want thee," he said, roughly. The girl's countenance fell. She knew by his voice that he was in a dangerous mood. "Yes, father, how are you?" was her prompt answer, as she approached her father with up- turned face, to kiss him. Deftly seizing a curb-strap which hung by R bridle behind the door. Farrier Thurstan grasped his daughter by the left arm and applied the slral) to her back with such rapidity and vigqnr that, in a moment the surgery rang with the girl's screams. "Oh. father! father! dont. please! Spare mc she. cried, as the strap fell with harsh sound on her shoulders and back. The punishment was of short duration. Grace's screams brought Mrs. Thurstan, pant- ing, into the surgery. Half a glance sufficed t3 acquaint her with the exact state of affairs. With a cry of Oh, ,Wa.lter! you brute!" she seized the strap, and husband and wife stood confronting each other. "Are you mad? What arc you doing?" asked Mrs. Thurstan, indignantly. Mad as a wasp. See! That fool thing's beeu and taken up with that Ned Ashley. That's what's the matter. See—you—wench! If I hear another word about it I'll kill you. Do you hear? I'll kill you," stormed Farrier Thurstan, glaring at Grace, who. all misery and tears, was crouching in the corner of the surgery. Such was the first intimation Grace Thur- stan and her mother received that Farrier 'Thurstan had knowledge pf Gracc's fancy fot Ned Ashley. w Twelve months had gone since that scene in the surgery. Farrier Thurstan had heard a tjgood deal about Ned Ashley's regard for his 'i daughter and Grace's liking for Ned since then, and he had net killed her. In fact. the subject had become a commonplace of the Thurstan's household, and for some time had bean one of ridicule rather than anger on the part of Mr. Thurstan. He had tried to laUgh his daugu„er out of her fancy for Ned. and had dwelt long and fervently upon the miseries which he alleged always followed marriages in which girls ,ike. Grace, surrounded by comfort a.nd plenty, joined themselves with poor men like Ned Ashley. In time Grace came to see that her father had < nly one objection to Ned, and that was that his income was not such as he himself thought, fitting for the man who aspired to her hand. When Grace learned that Ned Ashley had joined the Astlcy Blues at :I. commencing wage of three pounds per week she went almost frantic with delight. She thought that her father would no longer object to Ned. Three pounds a week in her eyes was an income be- fitting a prince. After the first wild ebullition of gladness she settled down into a state of happy placidity, determined to seize the first opportunity of acquainting her father with the vast improvement there had been in Ned Ashley's affairs and prospects. She had not long to wait for the wished-for opportunity. Like everyone else in Oakenside. her father was greatly interested in the Associa- tion game, and watched the play of the prin- cipal clubs with intense eagerness. They fur- nished him with an inexhaustible theme of pleasant conversation with the many people he met on his. daily rounds. lie well .knew that. conversationally, he was always sttfe to play football. Farrier Thurstan had reached- home at seven o'clock, hungry as a hunter and chilled by the cutting north-easterly wind which bad been blowing since noon. After dining he sat down in his easy chair by the fire, aad reached a blowing since noon. After diniug he sat down in his easy chair by the fire, and reached a short pipe from the end of the mantlepiece. filling the pipe leisurely from the contents of a curious brown jar, which stood within easy beach. He lit his pipe, leaned back in the .hair. crossed his legs, and closed his eyes. Under such candit'ons Fatrier Thurstan was as completely at peace with himself and all men, as it was possible for him to be* And no one knew this better than Grace. She had been helping to clear away the dinner things, and had lifted back the tall moderator lamp on to the rich, purple table- cloth. The fire burned brightly, and the room wore an aspect cf delicious comfort. Grace saw that her father still sat with his eyes closed, slowly drawing away at his favourite weed. Going to a cupboard under the side- board, she took out two pieces of plum-coloured cloth and some balls of coloured silk. Then she sat down at the cid of the table and began to wcrk a flower pattern on one of the pieces of cloth. They were for a new pair of slippers for her father. For ten minutes she bent in silence over her work. Raising her head abruptly, she glanced at'hfer father. It was a good match, father, wasn't it?" she said. in a voice hardly lpuder than a whisper. "Eh! What! Match!" His eyelids rose as he spoke. The Blues, father; AsLley Blues and Northern Reds. It was a good win for the BluesAo beat the Reds by three to two, wasn't it?" r She was working kway with the bright silk. and spoke very slowly in a tone betokening absorption by her task. He knew what she was dring. Though, in a sudden outburst 01 temper, he had often taken the dog-whip or a bridle-strap to her. at heart he loved her dearly. He knew that she was his only daughter, and they were always telling him lie cught to be proud of he: And. in truth, he was. "Aye, a s: ♦hinc that. Beating the Cup- holders It's something to IT11' u h"nt. The Blues aie doing well. now." he said, warming up winder the spell of his favourite theme. Yes. father. It's our men who've done it," ventured Grace. Eh! Our men. How?" It was Charlie Prince, father, who got the second coal, and—and—Ned who g't the win- ning goal. The Ulues have beentwinning ever since they our men." He was silent. She dare not look up or she would have seen how his brow contracted at the mention of Ned Aslùey's name. Her fingers were plying the silk. What a lot of money it costs," she said, iu a minute, seemingly apropos of nothing. "What costs?" Farrier Thurstan asked, sharply. Football. Charlie Prince and Ned Xshley are getting three pounds a week each, and ever so much for travelling and hotel expenses. Just fnncy: Three pounds a week!" Her eyes were still intent upon her work. Not bad wage that for kicking a ball about Different from what theyj got in the mill," was the jerky response. I Grace was in a flutter. The psychological moment had come. She raised her eyes and locked at her father. We could live on three pounds a week. father," she said, bravely. Oh. you could, could you? I'll see that you don't." was the caustic rejoinder. Grace s t-yes fell again. She felt a keen, numbing chill, as if some icy hand had clutched her heart. For a moment she was silent. Ned's doing very well, father. The Bluea are winning, and they'll soon pay him more. He says they'll very likely get the Cup. He- loves—me," she faltered. It was a tremendous effort, but she managed to get the words out. Get the Cup! Ha! ha! They'll be smarter than I take them to be if they do." he said. ( leaning-forward, a smile of incredulity playing over his face. She felt piqued and risked his displeasure again. "They will win it; you'll see," she insisted. with an emphatic shake of her head. Ha! ha! Look here, Grace. If Ned Ashley wins the Cup for the Blues, he wins you-there, will that do?" Ha laughed ironically as he made her this grotesque offer. It was meant as a mere sally, satirical and unpremeditated. Grace looked up. Her father s.-tw the heightened colour on her cheeks, and knew that she had taken his words seriously. Oh, thank you. father! Ned will be so glad to hear that. The Blues 11 win the Cup. I'm sure, vhe said, trembling with excitement. His face darkened. Though he had said that if the Blues won the County Cup, Ned Ashley should win his daughter, he had not meant it. He had spoken without thought. Yet he had spoken. He rose from the chair and walked backwards and forwards in front of the fire." His lips were compressed, and he was evidently dis- pleased with himself. See. he said. stopping abruptly, and laying his hand on his daughter's shoulder, I've said it. and I'll not run back from my word. But I never meant it. You've caught me, Grace, you've caught me. But I'll stand to it. If the Blues win the Cup and Ned Ashley keeps himself respectable, he can have you. I'll stand to it." The words lifted Grace into a heaven of antici- patory delight. No thought of possible defeat darkened the sun of hope which had suddenly beamed across her way. No fear lest Ned should scornfully flout such an offer as that her father had made, sullied the dazzling light which now illumined her life. She was a simple girl, wth an awabsorbinic faith in the man she I, Yeti. and blissfully ignorant of the world's duplicity and hardness. She felt that the great barrier between Ned Ashley and herself was broken down. and that now she had only to acquaint Ned with her father's offer and bide her time. Ere a thought of anything else entered her mind her father left the room. She recollected that she was at work on his slippers, and made an effort to trace a flower on the plum- coloured fabric on her knee. But her fingers refused to move. She was in a love-dream, and could think only of Ned Ashley. Sud- denly, it occurred to her that she ought to write to Ned at once and tell him what her father had said. Rising from her chair. bile put her silk and cloth away. Then. taking a small hand- lamp from the corner cupboard, she lit the lam]1, and >>tole softly up to her own room. P'o be Continued On Saturday Next .j
Miss Passay: Ah. it is best to forget what has been. Miss Sereleaf: Yes. but the worst of it is, that other people have such good memories. A School Hoard Candidate.— Fltd-Pr-o- giessiw Candidate (after addressing his consti- tuents for two hours on a fogg, afternoon): Ladies and gentlenieu—Before continuing my ren.arks. perhaps it is advisable to have some gas! Loud cries: More gas! Did you heifer see a horn-ameuied ox in-fat-u- ated with itself at the Cattle 'Show r .1 Does t he "learned pig" use -d pig-uliar kind cf pen? If you "cast sheep's eyes" at a sheep, does it re*i»ond ? (a.n a cat tell cattle from other animals? Do the ghosts of Hogg and Lamb haunt tl,e caltle slio% and give vent to grunts of dissatis- faction and tarn. b).nenta! ions? Besides cattle, are there not a good -many "jays, with notes, and "rooks" who "acquire" the said notes, at the show'
I Quips and Cranks ——<—— She: Why do you wear glasses P He: Becftusc—cr—they bring you nearer 11 me. Chicago lias ordered all scorching bicyclists it be shot. When they can't bo sharply brought up they are to be brought down. Ct-Kida has made a jrreu reduction in the rate- of posture to other parts of the Empire. We 1 ope she vill be most tuunpiy rewarded. Tlie Kniprror of Chma is m gr.. t fuar OR account of Hie ccniing celi;tse of the nun. lie seems to iook upon it m the li^t of a good h-ding. to Biggs: I heard a capital story the other day. A clergyman went somewhere to preach, and after the service was over he apologised for the shortness of his sermon by saving that -his dog —— Miggs Tore some leaves out of his sermon. Who desn't know that ? Biggs: Nothing of the kind. His dog, lie said. was running about outside without hit muzzle. THE BOY AT THE REVIEW. Here is rather an amusing story of a small boy's interview with the Commander-in-Chief, The boy's father is a naval officer, and they live at Southsea. One day there was a big review on the common. and a lady who was staying at • their house was saying that she had seen the review, and also Lord Wolsetey in the distance. "011, t&at's nothing." said the youngster. "I » was there, and Lord Wolseley spoke to me." "Spoke to your" said the boy's mother: "what nonsense!" "Oh, but be did. though," was tn reply. T walked r)?ht in front of his horse, and he said, 'Get out of the wav, you litik frail'"