FINEST ALE a SOOTH WALES °* y/ WEST OF m CASK, ENCUND y/ m BOTTLE. ^oX) y/ flgents Required. C. WATKINS & SON, y/ 94. ST. MAKY ST., CARDIFF. The Hereford Brewery, Estab. 1834. I BOVRIL MAKES YOU GET STRONG and I KEEP STRONG. WORKERS FIND IT SO.
t=r PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. CARDIFF. IJP H £ A T B £ JJOYAL. Lessee and Manager ess.Mrs. Edward Fletcher. Theatre Telephone. 362. CHEER after CHEER follows in succession at Mrs. EDWARD FLETCHER'S production of the Seventeenth ROYAL Annual PANTOLLIMB, JJOBINSON CRUSOE. MATINEE PERFORMANCE TO-DAT (SATUR- 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 Drees 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. Booking Offices at Messrs. Thompson and Shackell's (Limited). Queen-street, from 10 till 4. Telephone 521. 57249 BAND THEATRE Lessee A Manager, MR. CLARENCE SO TOES SUCCESS! SUCCESS! TO-DAY. AT TWO AND SEVEN. The Grand Comic Xmas Annual JJOBL-NSON ^JKUBUE, By the ORIGINAL LEOPOLDS and Their Grand Double CGTar.Anv of Pantomimistt. 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 open 6.45, commence 7. Early doors 6. Box Office now open at Mr. R. Lane's. 3, Duke- tttreet. 57475 SOLD IN BOTTLES, Is. BY POST, LA. Id. 1,1)- HeC' DAILY TESTIMONIALS OF THIS GREAT CURB ARE BEING RECEIVED FOR THE FOLLOWING :-< FOB TOOTHACHE, FOR HEADACHE, FOR NEURALGIA, INFLAMED GUYs. FOR BOILS, SORE THROAT, CHAPPED HANDS, AND SORE UPS. AND IT WILL CURE ALL KINDS OF FAIN; IN FACT. A REALLY GOOD PAIN KILLER. AGENTS:- Cardiff; Anthony and Co., Chemists, St. Mary- street. 11 Hicks and Co. (Limited), Chemists, „ Queen-street. „ Hicks and Co. (Limited), Chemists, Duke-street. M Hicks and Co. (Limited), Chemists, Cowbndee-road, Cemton. "T'AIGEFC^ street, Grangetown. M Messrs. Duck and Sons, Chemists, SL Jobials-square. I, E. Edwards. Chemist, 2, Mackintosh- place, Albany-road. ,4 F. Millward, Chemist, 60, Woodville- road, Cathays. M R. Mumford, 60. Castle-road, Roath. it R. Mumford, 17, Meteor-street, Splot- land. ill C. Clarke, Chemist, 2. Coburn- street, Cathays. p Howell Phillips. Chemist, 253, Bute- street. fi R. Prust, Chemist, 14, Broadway, Roath. H Jesse Williams and Co., Chemists, Queen-street. D. Thomas. Chemist, Penarth-road. Aberavon: Mr. Thomas Nicholas, Central Supply Stores, Water-street. Aberdare: Mr. Tudor Williams, Dentist, Medical Hall. Abergwynfi". Richards and Son, Grocers. Abertillery: Morgan Bros., Carmarthen Butter Stores. Barry Dock: Hicks and Co., Chemists. Blaenavon: Messrs. D. Davics and Co., 100, Broad-street. Blaina: Thomas Jones, Liverpool StoreL Brecon: Mr. W. Tudor. Chemist. Brynmawr: Messrs. H. Connop and Son, Grocers. Carmarthen: C. E. Davips. Chemist, 10, King- Penarth: Stranagban and Stephens (Limited). Pembroke Dock: F. J. Tallett, 14, Diamond- street. Pontypridd: Mr. Isaac Prothero, Grocer, &c. Pontypridd: W. H. Key, The People's Chemist. „ m Porth: Messrs. Thomas and Evans, The People's Stores. "'orthcawl: Mr. T. Langdon, Grocer, John- etreet. Swansea- Mesrs. Taylor and Co. (Limited), Wind-street. Tondu and Aberkenfig: Co-operative Society (limited). Tredegar: Mr. C. J. Price. Manchester House. Treberbert: Mr. Enoch Davies. The Stores. Troedyrhiw: W Morgan and Co. Cheltenham: Mr. J. James, 5. Promenade. Clarbeston Road: Robert Reid, Grocer, New Shop. Cowbridse: Mr. J. G. Harold Bird. Ebbw Vale: Mr. David Hughes, Grocer, Victoria-street. Hereford: Messrs. Clarkson and bon, 9, Hign- terrace. LlantwitrMa]or: Mr. William Cummlngs. TJanttcphan Evan T. Davies. The Emporium. M'rthyr- Messrs. G. M. and R. Gunson, 67, and 68, Hiffh-street. Morristor: Mr. L. Beran. Medical HalL Neath: Mr. C. Hntchins, Chemist. Newport: Messrs. T. Cordey and Co., High-st. Newport: Phillips and Son, Drug Stores, 92, Commercial-street. gole Manufacturer:- p HI f, PHILLIPS. 24, ST. MARY STREET, CARDIFF, J Slf4C PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. CARDIFF. Tia not in mortals to command success. but we'll do more—deserve it." THE E M P I B E. Managing Directcr .OSW ALD STOLL. TO-NIGHT! A Xmas Rib-tickler, "JOLLYBOY'S JUBI EE." OR the Phantom Bride. Scene laid in Holly H' Electric illuminations. Xma* .rations. Eighteen Performers, irG,1 tsg The Keene and Reeves Com! '^IOA and Twelve Young Lac' V*. 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 eoat of many colours and a face of many shapes. Next Week:— THE ROYAL TREORKY CHOIB. 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 TTALL ST. MARY-STREET, CARDIFF. ONE WEEK ONLY. TO-DAY (SATURDAY). Three Performances, at 3 o'clock, 5.30, 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 Pictures on the Veriscope of the QORBETT AND J^ITZSIMMONS F IGIIT 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 Careen 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. IR '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 arc Cautioned against Counter- feits and Colourable Imitations. Prices of AdmissionCircle, 2s. 6d.; Stalls, Is. 6d.; Pit and Balcony, Is. 57436 NEWPORT. RP H B U U P I FI B. Managing Director OSWALD STOLL. TO-NIGHT! Werner 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, Penge's Riding Lion on Horseback. LYCEUM, NEWPORT L Proprietor MB. CLARENCE SOUNES TO-NIGHT, at 7.30, and During the Week, LA JpOUPEE, Prices, 6d. to dEl 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 JYFO. 1 MYPIORAMA. 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. WESTERN 1\1 AIL TJLIDE rjlABLES FOR THE PORTS OF THE BRISTOL CHANNEL, WITH NAUTICAL ALMANAC, FOR 1898. Containing Times and Heights of Tides and Full Particulars of all the Bristol Channel Pom. Sailing Directions and Coloured Chart showing position of Lights. PRICE ONE SHILLING. Published by WESTERN MAIL LIMITED. CARDIFF. LONDON: 82, FLEET-STREET, E.O. And may be obtamed of all Stationers and Chart Sellers. 57391 BUSINESS ADDRESSES. A VERY JMPORTANT QUESTION IS where to IMY your Furniture! There Is 6O much rubbish sold in these degenerate days that the greatest care should be taken in selecting the Firm from whom you purchase. Now. in HOW A RE you t/tnow upon whom yon can rely? We submit the experience gained by the trading of 9A" » century points most conclusively V .TACT U NO FI2"M °N Earth can serve you LITTER or cheaper than JJEVYN AND ÇOMPANY (LIMITED), P^»LT7,«RQBE70?.(1 A11 Question the largest T, AT^ ^ALES F-ND Monmouthshire, FT" tement LLY competitor to disprove this WHAT STIONGER pROOF can be adduced to showha.t by entrusting your orders to this large all old-tstab)ished Firm yoa will not only HAVET^ ADVANTage of an immense selection. Out TK.T, both with regard to qua lily and prices, youyill receive the very highest satisfaction? All-oods are delivered free by rau or own vans, an the TRAIN -plARE "pAID of all cash purchasers of a reasonaY, AMONNT Drawing-room. Dining-room, and Bedr,M S„)T from Three-and-a-Half to Fifty GO,11'™ suite. Bedstead. Wire-woven Mattre, ML Overlay, Bolster, aud Pillow COMPI- 27s. 6d. Organs and pIANOS JJALF pRIG i. Carpets. Linoleums, and Floor Cloths of newes designs, and every requisite for furnishing throughout at equally low prices. BEVAN AND COMPANY 81, DUKE-STREET^ And 97, ST. MARY-STREET, c ARDIFIF I 97, WIND-STREET, gWANSEAj OPPOSITE TOWN.HALL. N EWPORT CLARENCE-STREET and HANBURY-SOAD, pONTYPOOL. AGENTS WANTED IN EVERY DISTRICT. .w. TO ARCHITECTS and SOLICITORS. SPECIFICAIIONS AND REPORTS Typewritten with accuracy and despatch at eld. 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. LEGAL MATTER,-Draft. Brief, Affidavit, and Correspondence neatly and accurately copied. ALL OTHER BRANCHES OF TYPEWRITING EXECUTED AT SHORTEST NOTICE. w ESTER-N Mail Xjimite ST. MARY-STREET, CARDIFF. DOCKS OFFICE: 112, BUTE-STREET. 47203 -= PREPAID ADVERTISEMENT, "EVENING EXPRESS." ONCE THRlt,S BI* OIiCE. TIMES. TiaBf 20 Words 0 6 10 16 30 Words 09 j 6 2 40 Words io 2 0 3 0 50 Words 3 3 0 3 6 Notice to Advertisers. IMPORTANT.—-Advertisements to be classified most rear-h this office by 10.30 a.m.; but they cap be inserted up to 4.45 p.m., under head. ing of TOO liÂTE FOR CLASSIFICATION. The boxes provided for answers to advertise- meDts appearing in the "Eveninc Express" are not intended for any other purpose whatever, and cannot be allowed to be used for the custributlo* of Printed or written advertising cizcular or announcements of any kind. TO* aptf y only to consecutive filsort,ions of thp toHowin^ clans of advertise- menU:-oituations Wanted or Offered. Apart- ments. Money Wanted. Partnerships. Lost and found..MisreHnifntjg Wants Bnainesaee, Houses. Shoint. Offices to Let or Sell. Specifie Articles for Sale PRIVATELY. Name and Address to be counted. Orders sent through the post to be accom- panied by Postal Order or Halfpenny Stamps. Advertisemento are received also it the following sub-offices NFCVVPORT TREPFOA'P-WTR'F*T SWANSEA CASTLE-STREET MERTHTFT VICTORIA-STREET. rONTYPRIDU 4A. TAFF-STREET. HEAD OFFICES: CARDIFF: ST. MARY-STREET. MOnT. CARLTON BANK (LIMITED).—A cheap and Reliable Office to Borrow £ 3 to £ 500. Infor- mation free.-Call upon the Branch Manager. ^J^MGT&ROAACARDIFF. POULTRY. POULTRY.—If yon want your birds to par you write for prices and samples of food to Noah Rees and Son. Hay, Corn, and Seed Merchants. Cardiff. e6115 BICYCLES. CPECIAL Clearance.—Six Solid Safeties,! O 38s. 6d.; 4 Cushions. 50s.; 4 Pneumatics, £ 5: eash only.-Vorrill Bros.. Cycle Works, Ponty- pridd. Repairs, Plating, and .LD2Imellinc promptly. e1947 CBESSMAlCIlrO. DRESSMAKING.-Ladies' Tailor-made and JL7 Braid Costumes, Wedding and Evening tresses. Mantles. Ac., Made in the Latest Style; \guaranteed. —Address Lewis and Evans. 78, jnadham-crescent. Cardiff. *5336 ■M—————— MISCELLANEOUS. RROI.CCONISTS Commencing. Illustrated FI?+;„MDE (259 pages), 3d.—Tobacconists' Out- Eoston-road. London, uairarc^ ffitid. Manager, Henry Myers. ARTH eiowd T^StWARE and China.—Seconds £ 2 Seconds or send 15 dozen Webbe an<i^ t l s', Write for Lists.— tariM. Staffordshire Pot- teries. 96034 I8 CHEL^ST F B«<- ,AND. Watches of C ™ fov the Repair of Foreign, is 38, <57,. dascnrtion, English or Castle-street), by <«"rd shop from Mr Spiridion. f?r ten years with and Repaired. N aMd Maaic ^oxes Cleaned E4209 —11^————— CLERKS AK MAITAGERS. AGERS A DVEJtTISEPg are autione(I that ]lost- masteis are Not AL^"V?NE7FJ ,.TLLAFCT 1 CSTR Addressed to Initials 7|;I?T.DELLV$TR LETTER! any Post-office. Lettersat or Fictitious Names urns?. Imtials the Advertiser or one of N}N^DDR?SS.1?I WesternMail. ™ 0FFIces of the JUNIOR Clerk Wanted fo*T T shorthand and plain boo Business; stating salary, to L 95, ''EIPRELE^C|-APPG; el0585i3 el0585i3 THE London Hone and CARRR- —- (Limited), Elephant and the Services of a first-class AUC' Manager; must be thoroughly US excellent references as to ability good salary and permanent positionr^ T"V; capable man.—Apply, by letter, ticolars of PREVIOUS engagements," —^ Y Price, Esq., Essex Lodge, 30, Brixton- T don, S.W. T4FTTS WANTED, Railway (country), capabr^rr senger Clerk, to Take Charge of ment, including time tables, excursions, Apply, stating experience and salary reqC j to M 2, Western Mail, Cardiff. TFA> THE South Wales and Monmouthshire Clei I Association Ensores Members against Lcj T through Want of Employment, Sickness. OI" Age. and Death, and Introduces to Free of Charge. Clerks of good Business Capa city and Character Every Clerk, whatever his position, should be a Member of the Associa- tion.—Send for particulars, Secretary. 1, Dock- chambers, Cardiff. 63815 ANTED, for Shipbroker's Office, Boy Just W Leaving School; one able write short- hand quickly.-L 93. Western Mail, Cardiff. i3 JUNIOR Clerk Wanted in Office at CollieryT must speak Welsh and make out pay sheets, permits, wngon book; salary. 20S. per week.- T'tate age and experience L 78, Western Mail, Cardiff: 2884i1 OFFICE Boy.—Wanted, an intelligent Youth; onfe with knowledge shorthand preferred.— Apply, by letter, J. Trevethan, 20,- Workmg- streat, Cardiff. 2815i4 WANTED, in Leading Life Insurance Office, Intelligent, well-educated Youth: one with previous experience and knowledge short- hand preferred.—Applv. stating wages required, &c„ to L 64, Western Mail, Cardiff. 2747il PI .—An Income of 12s. 6d. to £ 1 per Week dwJL 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 BL, 79, St. Helen'S-gardens. North Kensington. Lon- don, W. LI2562 MUSICAL. ROATH MUSIC ACADEMY, 63. Newport-road, -L\< Cardiff (Established 1878).-Pianoforte. American Organ, Violin, Singing. and Theory; a few vacancies.—Thatcher. el0580i3 APARTMENTS TO LET. pOMFORTABLY.FURNISHED Apartments to Let; convenient to 'busses; suitable for Lady or Gentleman; with or without board; terms moderate; no ehUdren.—Apply A 4 Even- ing Express Office, Cardiff. e6840 TJENARTH.—Comfortably Furnished Sitting- -L room and Two -Bedrooms; hot and cold bath; good cooking and attendance.-40, We-t- b o urn e-road. J 2991i6 QMALL Family W<mld Like Gentleman; cen- ,.t1Ea • 5»ood home.—16, Pembroke-terrace, Cardiff. 2873i5 KISCSZiLAirSOUS bALES. FOR Sale, large-siaid Kennel, in excellent con- dition, cheap; <an be seen any time; no use to present owner.—Apply A 1, Evening Express. Cardiff. e6546 1 000 Business Car^a, Memorandums, or Bill- heads. 3s.; 10.000 Useful Handbills. 2k. 6d.: samples free.—Fisher and Co., Machine Printers, Broadmead, Bristol. e44l8 TpIREWOOD at Cardiff Union Workhouse, 28. A per Cwt. i delivered in any part of the borough.—Orders to Master, Workhouse. e6574 LARGE Assortment hi Christmas Cards Now on View.—Stationery Department. Wes- tern Mail. Cardiff. e50430 PARLOUR Games, Is.. poet free; Obstacle P Race, Quoits. Japanese Billiards. Chinese Bagatelle, and the Latest Nove'ty. "The Penalty Kick Table FootbaH.—Stationery Department, Western Mail. Cardiff. «50430 lyfORWICH Canary^, srood size and colour, gas- light Bongstcr, 6s.; lar?e three compart- ment cage, 8s.—Owen, 25 Turbervillesqumv, Canton. Cardiff. ez3i J^Ou Thick Buff Copying Sheets: extra strone; y specially adapted for tvpewritten letters; letter-siee, 2s^ focjscap. 2s. 6d.—Stationery Department. Western Mail. Cardiff. 50430 SIXTY Years a. Qtaeen.—Part I. No^TReady; S 6d.. postage 24.-Western Mail Limited, Cardiff. OTOP. aiid Te r Files. An the~leading S*5<*nce File," "The Warwick File, The Standard File," "The Common- sense File "-Statio y Department, Western Mail, Cardiff. t 53430 THE "Handy" Bo< k Marker, 3d., post, free.— Stationery De) artment, Western Mail Cardiff. 50450 113. Cream Not ler and 100 Envelopes. 18.. in Two Sizes. Private or Commercial.— Stationery DapMtai ait, Western Mail. Cardiff. MILKSELLER'S t Delivery Boot, Jg,— Stationery D< jartnient. Western Mail, Cardiff. J 50450 rpUti~New Oame^Table Football, is. oost X free.—StationtSy Department, Western Mail. Cardiff | 50430 ADHESIVE LinenjTape for Renairing~Music. Ac., 3d., post .free, per roll —Stationery Department, WesteiJrT Mail, Cardiff. 50430 AUTOMATIC Constant Level InkstandTTsTSd., vast free.—Stationery Department Wes- tern Mail. Cardiff. 5043*3 1 000 Page Letter jBpirring Rook: half bonnd s calf, 5s.; specifi' line.—Western Mail Star ticrery Department Western Mail, Cardiff. mIlE ''TSTnographf;Copying Apparatus: pro- JL duces thousands-of copies from one hand- writing or typewriting.—Price list on applica- tion to Western Mia Stationery Departmant, Cardiff. 50430 STYI-OGRATHIC Vountain Pens! post fieei 'n^aioable to every business man.— Stnticner.y Departmtnt. Western Mail. Cardiff. npAKONARDS, forf addressing boxes. Ac., id. J. and 2d. per packet.—Western Mail Limited, Cardiff. 50430_ STONE'S "Universal'" Portfolios for Letters. -s Price Lists, &c,. Ac.; from 4d. each.—Sta- tionery Department. Western Mail. Cardiff. S ILF, A DJTTSTABLE Drawer Partition, Is. per box- *E\- —Stationery Depart,ment. Western Mail. PATENT Automatic Office Paperweight and Monthly Caieitfar for Four Yegrs, is.— Statioaery E^parcmept, Western Mafl, Cardiff. rj\HE Latest Improved Letter File. The 1 Morden File; 4s. 6d.—Stationery Depart- inent. Western Mail, Cardiff. e50430 "QAVE Time" Letter Cards, 25 for 4;d.. post O free: an improvement on the Govern- ment card.—Stationery Department, Western It 50.30 ..ail. Csrdiff. SHOP ASSISTANTS WANTED. A DVERTISERS are Cautioned that Post- -ti. masters are Not Allowed to Deliver Letters Addreised to Initials or Fictitious Names at a-ny 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- v visions; also Porter, to Look After Horse, Deliver Goods; abstainers preferred.—Trede- gar Stores. Tredegar. 307214 IRONMONGERY.—Wanted at once. steady, experienced Young Man as Managing Assistant for General Ironmongery Trade.— Apnly. stating age and references, to J. D., Castle Jfntel. Aberavon. 3064i7 WA>" D, thoroughly-competent Hand for Grocery and Provisions at onre; out- door; one with knowledge of fresh meat department preferred.—Co-pperative. Blaingjp /"GROCERY and Provision Trade.—Wanted, a \JT smart, intelligent Junior Hand; personal, application preferred.-Thos. Robins, Aber- tillerv. 3024i7 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.—Apply. stating age. wages, and references, Lambert, 107, Donald- street, Cardiff. 299Ció GROCEliY.—Intelligent. Junior immediately; must be well up in provisions; Welsh; ?ive full particulars.—Apply J. T. Davies. Dow- live full particulars.—Apply J. T. Davies. Dow- ..is. 296711 \ROCERY and Provision Trade.—Wanted. experienced Assistant; must know Welsh. ilply Wm. Harris, 144, High-street, Mer- 1 294ói5 j L d PERY.—Wanted, a Young Man for Man-' 5 Wei?ester Department, who can speak -Apply, stating experience, salary, and >g. Yorath. Swansea. 2932i5 and Provisions.—Family Trde.- t > onink i.ed, smart, intelligent Junior Hand; W^lah —er» used to Patents; able speak Adell and Sons, Llanelly. 2854i4 PE^vantTI0N Tea Trade.—Two smart Men State full aJ. Manager^ foi- Branch Shops.- Castle-road,*1'0"1^ Clunese Tea Comnany, ^-rdiff, 2831i4 B good W elsh Assistants and Trade — Arralv' tlle Gr°cery and Provision salary' (inLoT^.11* %sfe- references, and eglers Stores, Pontypool. i4 i,espectable Youths, also 1 WAYS Li Apprentices to the 1- Drapery and Mil8' APPrentices to the t The Temple, Amf^^PP^ M- S^L^dy^n Co^?^T^~ respectable Young Address A. B„ Vv*e £ tcfT^ 1'ttle expen«ice.- _i ail, Merthvr. 2764H t NURSEMAIDS AND SERVANTS WANTED. OUSEMAID AVanted immediately.—Apply, stating all particulars, to Mis. Grover, Clydach Court. Pontypridd. e!0583i5 CARDIFF.—Barmaid Required, where others are kept; previous experience not essen- tial.-Reply, stating engagements (if any) to L 79, Western Mail, Cardiff. el0582il WANTED immediately, a good, strong Girl T as GeneraL-Àpply, between six and eight p.m ,_at 29, Windsor-place^ Cardiff. el0588i4 WANTED, a Young Girl as a General Ser- l' f vant; no cooking required.-Apply Llanelen House, near Abergavenny. 3031i5 COOK Wanted; private family; two other servants.—State age, wages, and reference to Mrs. Jenkins, 20, Royal-crescent, London, 3^ 3027i7__ WANTED, for Country House, a good Plain tV Cook; one that understands the way to make butter preferred. Also House-Parlour- maid.—Apply Alexandra Hotel, Queen-street, Cardiff. between six and eight p.m. 3040i4 WANTED, an experienced General Servant. —106, Albany-road. Cardiff. a5 GOOD Plain Cook Wanted, on or before 15th 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-road, Hampstead, London, N.W. L14896 AN experienced General Wanted at once; must have good reference.—Applv 27, Windsor-place, off Queen-street, Cardiff. 3055i4 TT7"ANTED, by 6tb, lespectable Girl as V General Servant; aged under 20; three in family; country preferred.—15, St. Andrew s- crescent, Cardiff. 3054i7 /^J_ENERALServant (experienced) Wanted who VJ can plain cook; also Housemaid who can sew. Two in family.—Apply, if by letter give particulars, Mrs. Rainforth, Brightholm. Stow Park-road, Newport. 3»57I7_ ANTII), good Cook-General; good wages "f for hard-working, steady girl; other ser- vants kept.—Apply H. Eccles, Lon Las, Neath. 5065i4 WANTED immediately, a good, strong Girl as General.-Apply, between six and eight p.m., at 29, Windsor-place. Cardiff, il WANTED, Plain Cook and House-Parlour- r maid; gentleman and lady in family; good wages to each; boy kept.-Address 10, Brookhn-chambers, Bristol. 3006i6 WTANTED at once, a good General Servant.— V t Mrs. Farmer, Shanklin House, Howard- gardens, Cardiff. 3002I6 \\TANTED immediately, experienced Cook- General for Business House; good wages; personal application preferred.-Apply, ftrst instance, Misa Kens hole, Bank-buildings, Aber- dare. 2966i6 ~[ANTED, General; gentleman and lady _n family; £ 16 and rise. Also Housemaid; £ 16; parlourmaid kept.—Mrs. Frost, 10, Brook- lyn-chambers, Bristol. 300716 ANTED, good General Servant for Small T Family; no washing.-Apply 17, Lans- downe-terrace, Swansea 2994i6 WANTED, A clean, respectable General; four in family; washing put out.—2V, Salis- bury-road. Cardiff. 2993i6 \\TANTED, a good General Servant; a good heme; Welsh girl preferred—Apply 20, Tho Walk, Cardiff. IT9 £ 6il \\TANTED, good General; comfortable home; » » country girl preierred —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. 501416 WANTED, good Cook; good wages; small family. Also House-Parlourmaid; three in family; good wages.—45, Park-street, Bris- tol. 57546 ITOUSEMAID; wait at table: country girlpre- JL ferred; for private family; must have good personal character.—Apply, between one and two or six and seven p.m. at 7, East-grove, Cardiff. 57553 WANTED, good Plain Cook; gentleman, lady in family; £ 25. Also Housemaid; wait lOIJ lady; £ 20. Young Housemaid, £ 12.-71, Park-street, Bristol. 33C8i6 WANTED, Laundresses, Plain Cooks, House- maids, Nurses, and Generals.—Select BEGISII>Y%^( £ LETOT:'«:RO*D» -Cardiff. 30MM WTANTED, experienced Cook-General; nurse- V T housemaid kept.—Apply Mrs. Redgrave, 5. Sketty-road. Swansea. 2995i6 I WANTED, Early January, a good Cook- I f" 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 Jones, 14, Oakfield-street, Roath, Cardiff 2987:6 WANTED, good Plain Cook for One Elderly Lady; £ 20. 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.. ^:6__ WANTED, for Penarth, General Servant; housemaid kept; no washing.—Apply 1. Marine-parade, Penarth, or 30, Park-place. Car- diff. 2S55i5 WANTED. Cook-Gen eral; two in family.— Apply Gladwyn, Llanishen. 2956i6 COOK General Wanted fOr 3idmouth. South Devon; two in family; housemaid kept; good references required.-Apply Mrs. Jones Plas-yr-onen, Ystradgynlais, Swansea Vale. IJT GOOD Plain Cook Wanted; £ 25; gentleman's small family; assistance given; quiet situa- tion. Kitchenmaid, £ 12.-92, St. Michael's Hill, Bristol. 297li5_ WANTED, Nurse, 20 to 25, by 16th Jannary. —State wag«s and reference Mrs. H. C. Beva n, Blaina, Mon. 2798i4 WANTED immediately, an experienced t General Servant.—Apply 25, Fitzhamon- embankment. Cardiff. _2230i5 WANTED at once. good Plain Cook; housed maid kent.-Edwards, Draper, 36. Salis- bury-road, Cardiff. 2885il HOUSEMAID Wanted immediately.—Apply, stating all particulars, to Mrs. Grover, Clvdach Court. Pontvnridd. ?<?17iS WANTED, eood Plain Cook; help given; baking.—Apply, stating age, wages, and full particulars, to Mrs. Lindner, Nantygroes, Llandrindod. 2906i5 TTTANTED, Plain Cook; able to make butter; IT small dairy; good wages to competent person; Churchwoman.—Mrs. Pryce, Vicarage, Golden Grove. 2901i5 WANTED, a thoroughly experienced General; able to do plain cooking; good wases.— Mrs. De Mattos, Dynas Powis, Cardiff. 2921i5 WANTED, House-Pari our IT aid; housemaid W kept.—Apply, stating wages. Mrs. R. W. Beor, Llwynymor, near Swansea. 2934il HOUSE Parlourmaid, with first-class refe- rences; aged about 30; liberal wages to suitable applicant.—Apply, stating wages. to M. J.. County Times Office, Brecon. 57531 WANTED (beginning January), GOOD General Sirvant in Gentleman s Small Familv; good wages to mpable girl.—BeUmgham. Wood- lands Villas, JSwansea. 2830i4 WANTED, a good Plain Cook.—Applv to Mrs. Hibbei-t, 39, Park-place, Cardiff. i4 TT7"ANTED immediately, as General, a strong, VV healthy Girl; about 20; country pre- ferred; three in family.—Apply Lloyds Bank, Penarth. ?P00i4
PERSONAL. ARKS A. E. GOLDSTAIN, late of 7, Eistedd- 1., fod-street, Temperancetown, will Hear Something to Advantage on Communicating with Cardiff Evening Express Office, Cardiff. e5640 MISCELLANEOUS SITUATIONS YYrANTED, a Second Hand for a Cake Fac- ¥ T tco-y. Accustomed to Machinery; state age, wages required, and references.—Apply, by letter. Cake, Pontypool. e6659 WANTED, a thoroughly experienced Practical Fireman to Superintend Two Siemens Steel Furnaces and Cogging Mill. working high- class steel for tia bars; must be steady and reliable.—Apply, with references and stating wages required, to Melyn Works. Neath. 3025i4 XTTANTJED, Butcher (Young); able to kill sheep Y T and pigs; look after pony and trap; live in; reference required.—Brewer, Bridgend. i4 CABINET Makers Wanted at once; used to good-class work—Apply to Ben Evans and Co. (Limited), Swansea. 3070i4 FOREMAN Carpenter Wanted for Wood Pile- F driving, to Take Charge; must be first- class man.—Apply, ttatiug wages, Pier, Mum- bles. 3063i4 WANTED at once, respectable, steady Man 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. Caerphilly. 5005i6 WANTED, energetic Lads to Work Machines —Apply Foreman, Electrical Insulation Syndicate. East Moors, Cardiff. 223315 WANTED, Tin-plate Worker; one expe- T V rienced in the construction of lamps pre- fer-ed.—Apply, by letter in own handwriting, stating age, emarience. and qualifications, to the Manager. Cardiff Railway Company's Gas- works, East Moore, Cardiff. 57552 WANTED, a Plasterer; experienced, all- round man.—Apply Pickford and Son, Workshop, rgus-street, Penarth. 2952i3 WANTED, Timber Haulier; three horses; 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 Wheelwrights Wanted; B constant employment and good wages given to experienced men; no improvers wanted. —Stone's Steam Wheel Works, Newport. Mon. 294li5 QADDLEES.—Wanted, a General Hand. Used CJ to Country Work.-T. Baker, Saddler, Haverfordwest. 19VTi5 TOTNFRS Wanted; also Spindle Machine Hand « (joiner preferred).—Apply Pontypridd Steam Joinery Company (Limited). Pontypridd. 29C211 WANTED, competent Smith. Used F.nginw Work.—State age. references, and wages. Fielding and Platt, Gloucester. 57460 WANTED, for Manchester District, good Non- Society Pattern Makers, Fitters. Turners. Machinemen. and Blacksmiths; to good men constant work and good wages.-Addrees. stating references and further particulars, to B 75. \Fes- tern Mail. Cardiff 55335 WANTED. Man as Groom-Gardener and to Make Himself Generally Useful, and Wife as General Servant. also Working Housekeeper. —Apply George Hotel, Maindee, Newport. Mon. 307317 GARDENER Wanted; state wages (with and without cottage) and experience, and what knowledge i of poultry —Apply L 96, Western tfail, Cardiff. 3043i7 IMMEDIATELY.—Wanted, experienced Foot- [ mar.—Ar-plv Howell Walters, Haroldstone Sail. Little Haven, Pembrokeshire, stating freight, age, wages asked, and refcrenop 16 f PiREMISES. I HITLAND.—To Let. with immediate pos- W session, Manor-daf, standing in its own grounds, containing ten rooms, large garden, stable, coach-house; good fishing.—Applv Mrs. Thomas, Forest, WHIT nd. 5033i7 TO Let, Laburnam House, Cefn Coed; seven T bedrooms, bathroom, two large sitting. rooms, good kitchen, scullery, and cellar, and large garden.-Apply at 194. High-street. 13 7 Conway-road.—Capital Residence; stable? newly renovated: moderate rent.—Evans and Hughes. House.and Estate Agents, Wharton- street. Cardiff. 3001i6 A ..Ten-roomed Villa, Llandaff-road. Eight- roomed Viila, 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 TO Let, No. 201, Newport-road, Cardifr; mode- ± rate rent; every convenience.—Applv Lattey and Co., 8. Working-street, Cardiff. is TO Let. l2l. Albany-road: eight-roomed house; immediate possession; all latest improvements. Apoly 10, Piercefield-place, Roath, Cardiff. 2879i5 RIO Despenser-street (Park-terrace) .—Capital OO. House; six bedrooms; good condition.— Evans and Hughes, House and Estate Agents, Wharton-street, Cardiff. 2828i4 TD OATH.—Immediate possession, 17-.Grenrille- terrace, Metal-street; two reception-rooms, five bedrooms, bathroom.—Apply Jones. 77, Caerleon-road, Newport. 2813i4 rTTEATH AND SONS PIANOFORTES AND ORGANS BY ALL MAKERS. ENORMOUS DISCOUNTS DURING SUMMER MONTHS. Bend tor Catalogue and Verdict of 900. free. Monthly. WALNUT CASE. FULt. OOMPASS, GrLs. a. 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ALL 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 EXPRESI. CHAPTER XIV. A PRIZE FOR A CUP WINNER. Farrier Thurstan's practice was an extensive 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 as everyone within a dozen miles of Oakenside knew, Farrier Thurstan took the freshness 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 Sunday to have horse or beast requiring veteri- nary aid. Farrier Thurstan, of Oakenside, was a well- to-do, sharp-tempered, and very independent man. Grace Thurstan, the farrier's only daughter, was a plump, ruddy blonde, with a wealth of golden-brown hair, which at this time was allowed to play freely about her well-cur\cl shoulders. She was not yet eLgh'eon, "d was as vivacious a country girl as could be round anywhere. She knew a little of lausic, bad a strong, though not over sweet, voice, and, in spite of a rather hasty temper. which she had inheritated from her father, was a general favourite in Oakenside. Thoie was lir.rdh' a lad in the place who won:d wt gladly have wooed Grace Thurstan, iml there been tho | slightest chance of any impression being made on her affections or of her father's tolerance I of such a proceeding. But for nearly fifteen months it had been known that any attempt of the kind would be worse than futile. There was one Oakenside lad, and one only, who found any favour in Grace Thurstan's eyes, and that was Ned Ashley. When Farrier Thurstan first 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 & 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 a bridle behind the door, Farrier Thurstan grasped his daughter by the left arm and applied the strap to her back with such rapidity and vigour that in a moment the surgery rang with the girl's screams. Oh, father! father! don't, please! Spare me!" 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 to acquaint her with the exact state of affairs. With a cry of Oh, Walter! you brute!" she seized the strap, and husbund and wife stood confronting each other. "Are you mad? What are you doing?" asked Mrs. Thurstan, indignantly. Mad as a wasp. See! That fool thing's been and taken up with that Ned Ashley. That's what's the matter. See—you—wench! If 1 hear another word about it I'll kill you. Do you hear? Ill 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 Tburstan had knowledge of Grace's fancy for Ned Ashley. Twelve months had gone since that scene in the surgery. Farrier Thurstan had heard a good deal about Ned Ashley's regard for his I daughter and Grace's liking for Ned since then, and he had not killed her. Li fact, the subject had become a commonplace of the Thurstan's household, and for some time had been one of ridicule rather than anger on the part of Mr. Thurstan. He had tried to laugh his daughter out of her fancy for Ned, and had dwelt long and fervently upon the miseries which he alleged always followed marriages in which girls like Grace, surrounded by comfort and plenty, joined themselves with poor men like Ned Ashley. In time Grace came to see that her father had rnly one objection to Ned, and that was that his income was not such aa he himself thought fitting for the man who aspired to her hand. When Grace learned that Ned Ashley had joined the Astley Blues at a commencing wage of three pounds per week she went almost frantic with delight. She thought that her father would no longer object to Ned. Threa pounds a week in her eyes was an income be- fitting a prince. After the first wild ebullition of giadness 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. He well knew that, conversationally, he was always safe 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 had been blowing since noon. After dining he sat down in his easy chair by the fire, and reached a short pipe from the t -—. filling the pipe leisurely^ mantlepiece. ia the contents of a curious brown jar. whl^ the contents of a heach. He lit his pipe*100? eaf chair, crossed his legs, the Under such conditions Fa closed his eres. as completely at peace wf. men. as it was possible for^iself and all no one knew this better than ° And She had been helping to *ce" dinner things, and had liftec £ waJ" moderator lamp on to the rich cloth. The fire burned brightly°" wpre an aspect c.f delicious con (^°orn saw that her father still sat wi' race closed, slowly drawing away at hi 3 eyea weed. Going to a. cupboard unde.TOUn*e p board, she took out iwo pieces of plune S1_ cloth and some balls of coloured silli^e she sat down at tho end of the table an en to wcrk a flower pattsm on one of thean of cloth. They were for a new pair of spes for her father. For ten minutes she be™ silenco over her work. Raising her ? abruptly, Ehe glanced at her father. It was a good match, father, wasn't it?" said, in a voice hardly louder than a whis] Eh! What! Match!" His eyelids rose as ho spoke. The Blues, father; Astley Blues and Northern Reds. It was a good win for the Blues to beat the Reds by three to two, wasn't it I" She was working away with the bright silk. and spoke very slowly in a tone betokening absorption by her task. He know \\hat she was dcing. Though, in a. sudden outburst ot 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 he ought to be proud of her. Aid. in truth, he was. "Aye. a goad thing that. Beating the Cup- holders. It's something to talk about. The Blues aie doing well, now," he said, warming up under 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 goal, and-and-Ned who g,t the win- ning goal. The Blues have been winning 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 Asliley's name. Her fingers were plying the silk. What a lot of money it costs," she said, in a minute, seemingly apropos of nothing. "What costs?" Farrier Thurstan asked, sha.rply. Football. Charlie Prince and Ned Ashley are getting three pounds a. week each," and ever so much for travelling and hotel expenses. Just fancy' Three pounds a. week!" Her eyes were still intent upon her work. Not bad wage that for kicking a ball about. sDifferenr. from what they got in the mill," was pgihe jerky response. Grace was in a flutter. The psychological >ment had come. he raised her eyes and looked at her father. le could live on three pounds a week, V' she said, bravely. doi.you could, could you? I'll see that you was the caustic rejoinder. Gr. numl CJ'RS fel1 a-ain- She felt a keen, her h?k^' some icy hand had clutched' Nea *r°r a m°ment she was silent. are win.ing veiy wel1^ father. The Blues He says ,anc* they'll soon pay him more, loves—me?1 very ,ikel>' est the Cup. He- effort, but' *a*tere(l. It was a tremendous Get the flauaged to get the words out. than I take Ha! ha! They-M be smarter 1 u to be if they do." he said. 1 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 yon-there will that do?" Ha laughed ironically as he made hot- this grotesque offer. It was meant as a mere sally, satirical and unpremeditated. Grace looked up. Her father saw 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 Bines 11 win the Cup. I'm sure," r,he 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 cliair 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.tand laying his hand on his daughter's shoulder, I've said it. and I'll not run back from my word. But [ never meant it. You've caught me, Grace, youve caught me. But I'll stand to it. It the Bines 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 tier father had made, sullied the dazzling light which now illumined her life. She was a simple elrl, wth an all-absorbing faith in the man she 8J..r<MtI. 1-ved, and blissfully ignorant of the world's duplicity and hardness. She felt that the great barrier between Xed Ashler 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- colcured 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 ha d said. Rising from ber chair, she put her silk snd cloth away. Then, taking a small hand- lamp from the corner cupboard, she lit the lamp, and stole softly up to her own room. [To be Continued On Saturday Next.]
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 Board Candidate.—A Fact-PIa- giessive Candidate (after addressing his consti- tuents for two hours on a ioggy afternoon): Ladies and gentlemen—Before continuing my remarks, perhaps it is advisable to have some gas! Loud cries: More gas,! Did you heifer see a horn-atnented ox in-fat-u- ated with itself at the Cattle Show ? Does the "learned pig" use a pig-uliar kind cf pen ? If you "cast sheep's eyes" at a sheep, does it respond ? Can a cat tell cattle from other animals ? Do the ghosts of Hogg and Lamb haunt tl-c cattle show, and give vent to grunts of dissatis- I faction and lamib)ii:entations? Besides cattle, are there not a good many jays,' wi(b notes, and "rooks'' who "acquire" the said notes, at the &how?
Quips and Cranks She: Why do yo^Srear ^lasit^ ? He; Because—<naj|iey bring you nearer to mE:. Chicago has ord scorching bicyclists to be shot. When t -i be sharply brought up they are to be brought down. Canada has made a great, reduction in the rates of postage to other parts of the Rmpk* We Lope she will he most sianipiy rewarded. The Emperor of Chioa is iu great fear on account of the coming ccb'fise of the sun. He soctns to look upon it in the liirht of a r.00<i lrding. Biggs: I heaoo. a capital story the other dHY. A clergyman went soniewhere to preach, and after the service was over he apologised for the shortness of his sermon bv sajing that his dog —— Miggs: Tore some leaves out of his sermon. Who desn't know that ? Biggs: Nothing of the kind. His clog, he said, was running about outside without his 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 li". at Southsea. One day there was a big review on the common, and a iady who was staving at their house was that she had seen tii« review, and also Lord Wolseley m the distance. "Oh, that's nothing." said tbe youngster. "I was there, and Lord Wolseley spoke to me." ''Spoke to you?" said fl#e boy's mother: "what nonsense!" "Oh, but he dit £ though." was the reply. I waited right in front of his horse, and he sajd, 'Get out of the wav, you little fool t