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NOTES BY WATCHMAN.

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NOTES BY WATCHMAN. THE GREAT BAZAAR.—UNION. In my last week's notes, I made allusion to the "Century" Bazaar being a fine example of united effort. Time was, when lovers of unity used to deplore that members of the various Churches could not work together, and unitedly deal blows at tine forces of evil in the world, excepting on the platform of the Bible Society, and on the Temperance plat- form. The Orchard-place Church before the the old century expires have shown the world that grand united effort may be made, other than in connection with the two great enter- prises just indicated. I saw nearly all branches of the Church represented amongst the active workers, and it was indeed a gocd sight, and well worth paying money for. A GRACIOUS CUSTOM. I remember hearing of a gracious custom which at one time prevailed in an agricul- tural district in our own county, that when through any misfortune a brother furmer was behind in his ploughing, his neighbours would cheerfully tend their teams and ploughs, and the best of their ploughmen, and help him out of his embarrasment. That was, I would fain believe, the genial spirit which impelled the lodies t-nd gent'emen who not of Orchard-place Church, strove most strenuously to help their friends to accom- piish the end they wished. MEMENTOES. I have a few mementoes of the Bazaar which were handed to me in exchange for certain coins, but as I am told that my pur- chases do not show that I have a due appre- ciation of what is either useful, or ornamen- tal, or that my idea of the value of money is at all adequate, I will not dilate upon these said purchases. MADAME NIKOLA. I wish to make a sliglit reference to the Lady Palmist, who throughout the three days of the Bazaar, was kept to her pavilion by the incessant stream at applicants for advice. Can it be readily believed that amongst tnose who availed themselves of the skill of the gifted visitor was Mr. John Taliesin Davies, and that he spends all his hours of wakeful- ness in giving advice to others, resorted to a Palmist to learn something about himself ? I am assured by a gentleman I can trust that our talented toucitor did visit the Palm- ist s pavilion, and as he took in with him certain of his friends it has became known that various important lines were traced on his lily white hands. THE ONLY WRINKLES. It seems that the only wrinkles on Mr. John Taliesin Davies are on his hands, and these indicate the possession of goldea quali- ties, and the development of golden stores— in a material sense I mean—in both the near I and the distant future. I havo known "Our Own Taiiesin" for many years, and had much to do with him before I went abroad, but al- though I gratefully observed in him all, or nearly all. the good qualities to be found in the best men I know, I did not regard him as the possessor of those superlative virtues which make him only a iitle lower than <lil angel. But I am told by a man who came to me with tears in his eyes that J.T.D. is a man of this sublime order. The tears ] should explain were tears of gratitude (I have not had any experience of any) that a Madame Nikola should have had one of the most distinguished of our townsmen un- der her skilled observation, and with such happy results.

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