JVIEI)ICAL [COKDTCTKB BT A PHYSICIAN AND SCSOEOIT OF TWENTY YEARS' INDIGESTION. Then bare been many letters lately inquiring' for remedies for wind on the stomach. Now, this is not a disease, but only a symptom of dyspepsia, or imperfect digestion. When the stomach is doing its work well the process of digesting food causes no sensations of pain or uneasiness but when the process is disordered, -M either from some ailment of the stomach.or liver, or from some general, disease, or from the taking in of an improper or e: ces ire amount of food or drink, then symptoms ox stomach upset come on, nausea or vomiting-, pain, wind in the stomach, flatulence, sense of fulness and oppression, together with headache and a state of dis- turbed bowels, either constipation or diarrhoea. se It is net generally of any use to treat any one of these symptoms in particular, but rather the dyspepsia in general, so that it is not generally practicable to curs wind in the shomach apart from the general condition. More or less indi- gestion accompanies ail general diseases and wasting disorders, such as consumption, chlo- rosis, gout, and' rheumatism but the greatest number of cases of dyspepsia are the result of errors in diet, and very, very often from alcoholic excess and from too much smok- ing. Many men invariably have an attack of dyspepsia after a public dinner or a smoking concert, and a large proportion of our neighbours certainly exceed the safe margin of alcohol as an habitual practice. Tatai abstainers, too, are not quite free from dyspepsia, because they will drink tea to excess. Now, tea is a very frequent cause of an upset digestion; because, unless tea is drunk as soon as made, it contains much tannin absorbed from the tea leaves. Now, this tanit-iii checks the formation of the gastric juice, hinders digestion, and tends to harden the coats of the stomach. Free drinkers often suffer from wind—that is, air or gas accumulated in the stomach or intestines this is because alcohol sets up a state of conges- tion of the mucous membrane of the stomach, and the congested surface fails to do its duty as an absorbent surface, which should soak up the digested fluids and the gac-es set free in the digestive changes. The simplest remedies to disperse wind are ginger, capsicum, peppermint, and other vegetable essential oils they act by stimulating the stomach to contract. N. IT."—Avoid taking aloes if you suffer from £ >—Norbiton would he preferable to Streatham for your purpose. "So W."—No institution where deaf persons are employed by preference is known to me. Bad BreitT.' .You will not be from this annoy- anee until all decayed teeth have been taken out. G. H."—Try a little unguentuin aoidi carboiici, applied twice a day. "011ivia,It is to be feared you have caught lice, and will need repeated carbolic baths and frequent ekmges of linen. ""Anxious 1rlother." -This is a case which requires a personal interview with a docto?, in order to give an opinion which would have any value. Eynek.—First, I could not advise without seeing the case. Second, the symptoms point to tubercle of the lung; the chest needs to be examined. "Cato."—An offensive discharge from the nose very often means disease of the bones in the inside of the aostril; nothing but a surgical examination could decide this point. "Wren."— Cusparia bark is almost out of use now, feeing suppJaatsd by Cinchona. Angostura the same; t-ho name is only known now as the title of a bitter tincture sold by publicans.. "B. E. X."—Does not give real name nor address of the woman referred to; we require the true name, age, And symptoms of the patient (not of the letter writer), as a guarantee of good faith. -It is r-OSSi ble that von have stone in Depressed."—It is -possible that von have stone in the Madder, or the prostrate gland may be enlarged. Coasult a surgeon j no decision could be made wsfeout an examination with instruments. n Constant Reader."—Parrish's Food is certainly strengthening-, but is more suitable for children than for adults. Let her take one tablespoonful of cod- liv*.r oil three times a day. '*J. H."—Thc-re is no medicine to cure you of Msahing- at nineteen years of age. It is a sign of a sensitive nature, and does not necessarily mean that ytrajiave any disease. Practise self control. Lney.If your baby has his two front upper and loser teeth, and is a year old, then the bread and milk will be suitable. If he often puts his hands up to bis face this is a sign that his teeth are worrying mm. "Manor Place."—Probably the medicine which girss most relief for vvind on the stomach is the little ■agar t3lblet made by Btuzouglias and "Welcome, called Soda Mint Tabloids." Chemists sell them, or wm got them to order. Fanny Evans.-The answer can only be a gness. .on's Syrup will still be suitable for about one w"k in each month. Whether bathing in the open a,-a will cause you too much shock will depend upon ths state of your heart. "San or I'un."—It would be wise to try an inhalation tfcreugh the nose every evening. Put a half-pint of feofiing- water into a. pint jug and drop upon it twenty drags of tincture of iodine, and inhale the medicated •team through the nostrils. Five Years' Eeader."—There is no need for medi- care, and the less you think of it the more seldom you wn notice it. Do not go to a quack doctor, or he *5s-t UiSnten you to death and ruin your pocket. 1 k "-It is of no use to cOlnplrt:i!1:Î I doaot send a prescription to you, or for any other ca&e. I can only act as lIlY judgment nrompto 1112; and if in any case I feel I ought to decline any positive acsice, and I recommend a doctor to be consulted, tb-ire is an end of the matter. C. C. R.It would b0 necessary to know your Btite of constitution, and whether. you have had ec??ma or syphilis, before anyone could explain the -rt-j blotches on the skin. Perhaps they are only iBeUie-rash from indigestion; if so, you would need iSeveral doses of Epsom salts, taken in water alternate a:3-rglUg-S. B. Thompson.—Get the following mixture pl'er.al"ec1- and take one tablespoonful in water three times a day:—Sodii bicarb., two drachms; tinctura rhei, two drachms tinctura gentian, the wsjne; spirit of clilo- roform, one drachm; water to sis ounces, for twelve '^OSES. '■Anxious."—The mixture would tend to strengthen anyonc who is weak and nab. Your letter is scanty say you have been examined, bub do not jive the 1 [li-s hint as to whether you mean your throat or iy.' 5. ings or heart or abdomen, nor do you say what disease was said to be or was suspected to be. IV. H." (Manchester.)—Wind in the stomach does not. prove that you have heart disease, nor does the iu your left side. It would be wise to avoid beer. ■Write to a London chemist to send you some pills of psxiophyliin. These will keep the bowels in order and also get the same tablets as advised for '1 Manor Place." psxiophyliin. These will keep the bowels in order and also get the same tablets as advised for" Manor Place." "Lady Portia."—There is no direct cure for ;;ruu buru qcsckly and without injury to the skin; it can only wear out, no cosmetics or medicines really remove it. Ultfcsy only serve to pass the time and make you think 7°" are doing something useful, and form a way of :Bpem«ing your money. Fi o;- the eorn the bwt Jy ia.s collodion of salicylic acid.
GENERAL. —No name alld address. Xemo."—"No name and a duress. "fias Generator."—No name and address. Pedlar."—A pedlar's police licence costs 5s. -The trial of Monson ended on December 22 in a verdict of "Not proven." "Brlton.Å. reply to your query will appear in a day or two. "Pees."—See letter signed "\V m. Smith in our issue oi: Friday. brana.—Nutiall's Standard Dictionary;. price & I .<t1er.; received from 1Y[1. T7. T. Jones (Llwynypia) «>< A Lover of Justice." rf. L."—Write to the editor of the Builder," C iejme-street, London. W.O. ""1.1:1." (Llanwrda).—We could not say from the d i. You had better consult an expert. :.óèt; -3 received from Air. Thomas Andrews (Tre- h- >> Tafli," Mr. David llees (Ahera von), "Rees" (I ) and Mr. Wiliiam Smith (Cardiff). ••u."—Wo cannot recommend particular dealers. 1 xi re e plenty of respectable traders in such com- modities. Look in this directory. 45 iV. B."—Certainly there was a Sunday delivery of letters in London. It was discontinued somcvihere Wtween 1858 and 1876. We have written to get the exact date for you. We have not seen the trial ill book form. You had better consult some newspaper files for the period in question, viz., 1671-74. 2. Yes, (several. Inquirer."—1. The Stationers'Hall is a building in London, belonging to the guild called the" Com- pany of Stationers," in which a book is kept for the registration of copyrights. 2. Your question is too vague. H. Jones.—Executions occur from time to time at Hewirate whenever a murderer sentenced at the Old Bauev is not reprieved. Kaozula and Schmerfeld's e + an for the Avenue tragedy was fixed for ISTew- g this week. t>iminal Law Amendment Act.Vigilus" calls tateruiou to the inereR8n;; number of prosecutions under thi Act, and suggests that a nuge petition should be framed praying the Government to make still IH0l'e rigorous iav>*3 than are enforced at present. Mr. E. G. Danger, hou. secretary of the Glamor- ganshire Ornithological Society, sends us a letter ..in- further answer to Mr. J. Muir re the Margam Show. He states that the society in -question "have-had the honour to hold the first' Cage-bird First Feather Show ever held in Wales." Bational Sunday Movement.—" An Ex-Cardiff Trade.s' Councilman questions the right of t he Car- diff Trades' Council to resolutions without noti- fication oil matters suell as this, and calls upon the council to fall in with the movement "in the interest of the unemployed Rl1d the public at large. Hcnesty.—"Oft Bit" writes :-Doji't you tlÜnk that the teaching of honesty (in preference^ to religion) in our public schools would be a good thing'? I am one of tfie few (few seemingly) who believe that the "noblest work of God" is an honest man, and, per- haps, such teaching would give our colirtry a gene- ration of honest men. What consummation more devoutly to be wished Bate Docks .Pontoon.—"C. W. E." (Cardiff), writing in reference to the recent accident at this spot, says ;—" It is utterly astonishing that dozens of people do not walk into the water every day. In addition to the pontoon being miserably insufficient with regard to space, there is no attempt made in any way to make it secure, either by stanchions or ropes. Surely this would be a simple matter. It would be a serious thing: for the authorities to have the loss of human life laid; at their door. This, however, will assuredly be the case unless something is done, and that soon," Explosions in Mines.—"An Old Collier" writes: — I have ahays suggested for the information of philanthropists and the good of the collier that to diminish the force of explosions we mu3t ventilate each district of miners with a distinct and separate current of air. Should one of these districts" then fire, the others are safe, and 1 say, in the long run, it will pay and save much life if the old working is properly filled up. In my opinion, this is far better than trusting too much to a patent gauze lanlp or a Welsh inspector. Glamc: gu-nshire County Hoads.—"A Ratepayer" writes :T could hardly belmve the e, oil read- ing the last estimate of the amount winch it wag. proposed to spend this year on the county roads." He suggests that the "trimming" of the sides of the road for some score of miles on which men are kept for mouths could be done away with once and for ever by the entire removal of the strip in question, the same being- thrown on the waste ground between the hazard and the bank. Wang."—The correct spelling- is Korea--the. other is obsolete. The native name of the country is Cho-Sen, which is literally Morning Clllm. It has a king (now a prisoner), his Majesty Li l<iu, but the Chinese Resident ruled the roosS for many years -.a, very able and energetic gentleman llf1.ll1ed Yuen. Seoul is not strictly the name of the capit.il, but t-I 0 Korean equivalent for "capital" The. name of the town is Hanyang-the fortress on the Kiver Han. Bat it is next to impossible to give you the correct spelling- of Korean names. Ono place alone is variously known as Fusan, Ptisan, Wonsan (the most correct form), Gensan, and Yneiuan.
LEGAL. Nuisance.—" Beddy."—Consult a local solicitor^ who can advise better "than we can if these dogs con- stitute a nuisance; and, if he thinks they do, go for damages and an injunction. Breach of Promise. — Vernon." — "Chappy" ,)y remains liable for six years. The costs depend, on whether the action is defended or j g, oes by default. We should advise you to indite your uour- parlers with a heading "without prejudice" or to confine yourself to oral communications. Quarterly Tenancy.—" One in Doubt."—As the tenant had paid his quarter's rent, you, as landlord, had no right to stop him removing- his goods. A reasonable notice is required to determine a quarterly tenancy, pi-obabiv a quarter's notice. Your tenant is, therefore, probably liable for one quarter's rent. At any rate, he is liable for use and occupation fer the fortnight he remained in the premises. House Agent.—"Stamping-—Every person who is employed in preparing- an agreement in the natur- of a lease which is not duly stamped incurs a penalty We believe your agent is correct in his contention, except that the penalty appears to be £ 5 not £ 20 (see 78 of Stamp Act, 1891). As regards your concluding remark, we are not surprised. This mav turn out scnnetimcs a case of "where ignorance i3 bliss, 'tis folly to be wise," or it may turn out a case of "ignorance of law excuseth no man." Formation of Limited Comp--uy.-Il A. W.For t^his purpose you will require the services of a soli- citor. A memorandum of association must be pre- pared, setting out the objects for which the company is formed, and it will probably be found necessary to also prepare articles of association. There must be at least seven subscribers to the memorandum. After the memorandum has been signed the company must be registered at Somerset House and fees p.ud in no- cordance with the amount of the capital. Rents, Rates, and Taxes. Old Subscriber."—The position of a tenant who remains in possession after a <iue notice to quit, but who has lodgers and demands for rates, presents a nice legal problem, lour land- lord (the school board) can, doubtlessly, charge you with use and occupation. Your lodgers must pay up, as they cannot dispute your title. The rates can be apportioned under 32 and 33 Vic., can. 41, sec. 16 46 and 47 Vic., cap. 39., and 45 and 46 Vic., cap 20, sec. 3, Goods Si'.old.—" Old Reaaer.The purchaser of ".Players^ i-favy Cut" must be on old sailor who is trying to bounce you. As you named the price and he paid the 6d. stick to it and defend action, but let him htwe the packet of cigarettes if he wants them, as the property passed to him by the contract, and though people are sometimes foolish enough to throw away valuable treasures when in a rage, he may be able to show that he did not intend to dirast himself of the ownership. Anyhow, he did not mean to make you any presellt-exept sauce. Expiration of Tenancy.—" Notice or Not.—Here, again, your impressions are erroneous, and your expert agent is correct. The six months' notice you are trotting out refers to a tenancy from year to year. Construction of Will. E.H.Tou must apply, the income arising from the estate in payment of the annuity bequeathed by the testator to" his? widow. You have no power to sell any part of the "state except by order of the Court of Chancery, which vou would probably get if you applied for it..iou "are fully discharging year duty if you pay the annuitant the whole of the net income of the- estate, although it does not amount to as much as the testator ex- pected. Damage to Bicycle.—"Bicycle."—One answer is enough for both your questions. Parents are not responsible for the wrongful acts of their children done without their knowledge and authority. It may seem nether bud to you, but we venture to think you will change your opinion when you are a parent. Although under the age of 21 years, the oiffnders are liable to be sued. for damages, but what would be the v1tlus of a verchC1; against a schoolboy who has ho means of paving? Bastardy.—"Carnot."—The summons must be served personally. The mother of the child may obtain a summons within twelve months after the father's return to England, whenever that may be. It would be waste of money to take out a summons winch could not be served, as the magistrates could not make any order upon it. "Purchase of Property.—"Philip."—The price, at which the land is offered to you appears to us to be rather in excess of its value. You would probably save something if you consulted a local S01¡Cltor and got him to negotiate for you, with a view to getting a reduction in the price. Much depends upon the neighbourhood: the great question is whether the property is likeiv to increase, or depreciate in value. IacorÚe-tax.Rex"-The annuitant must submit to the deduction of the tax, and if he is entitled to exemption he must apply to the Commissioners for the return of the amount so deducted. We gather from the return of the amount so deducted. We gather from his letter that he is acquainted with the proceedings necessary for getting the tax returned, but if wo are wrong about that we shall be tc-rv glad to give 1);111 all the requisite information on hearing from him again. „ Copy of American Will.— Juno. —Y, e do noj urofess to have any knowledge about American law. The bpst thing he can do is to apply to. some solicitor practising in St. Louia. If he does not know one, we shali be glad to publish the name and address of one, taken from the directory at random, as we are not personally acquainted with one there. Wages "in Lieu of Notice.—" G. C"—You are cer- talnlv entitled to a week's wages in lieu of nonce. Your only remedy is to sue the firm in the county- court the police-court remedy is not open to per- sons in your position. „ „ :Dc hi of Married Woman.— Carditaan. —You r ay brinf an action in the coanty-rourt to reover the debt"due to vou. But, as your debtor is a married w< man your act,on will fail unless you can prove that sl,o possessed of goods or other property in her own right. Ccovrght.-—" Inquirer."—The fee payable on registering a copyright in a publication is five shillings. YOJ tan get the necessary printed form K-oir t-h-3 Registrar of Copyright, Stationers' Hall, London. If you mention it to your pnblisner be will, no doubt, get his London agent to do for you all that is neeexkry. T" _L .j.rl ,Hu:\ County court,— it. w. — iou rnusi court on the day lived for the hearing o.. } our case, and when it is "'ailed on. you must tell the registrar I what vour circumstances are, and ask him to make a'l order for payment by small instalments, which be will do if he is satisfied you are telling the truth. Alien Foreigners.—"S. P. G."—Iteal and personal property of evprv description may be acquired, held, and disposed of by an alien in the same manner in an respects as by a natural-bom Britisn subject. But an alien canrmfc vote at any Parliamentary, r municipal, &c. elections, though he may rid him- self tif hnt disability bv getting naturalised. Agreement to Learn Business.—"P. l. W."—From the statement you have sent it appears to us that you have p,,it apprentice to the man. If you have got the t.greement properly stamped you can bring an action against him and recover damages for his refusal to perform his pf.rt of it. If it is not properly stamped, you will have to pay a penalty of £ 10 before it can be used in the pro- ceedings. Solicitor's Costs.—"C. S. R."—Tou are not liable for the costs o! vise' solicitor who wrote to you for the debt: he must look, to his clients for paYJi1()nt. Under the circumstances mentioned in your letter, ix-c advise you not to pay. There are often cases in which we think the debtor ought to pay for the letter written to him for payment by the creditor's solicitor, though he could not be compelled to do so; but this j not one of these cases. Witnesses' Bxpmses.—" S. M." solicitor who acted for the defendant is not personally liable for your eh,rge8 and disbursements. Bring an action in the aouhtv court against the defendant- to recover the amount due to you. The fact ''hat, although you were served with a subpoena and were in atten- dance at ih? trial, you were not put into the witness"])0x is no defenoe to yonr claim. You must deduct from the total amount of your bill the conduct, monev you )«ceired with your subpoena.. Friendly Soe-ptie-i.—" Rechab."—If there is a hot dispute in tbe.tent it is probable that "Jonadab, the son' of Beehab, shall not lack a man to stand before the courts for ever." The twentv-secoud section of the Friendly Societies Act enacts that these matters be decided in manner directed by the rules of the'society, and the decision so made shall be binding and conclusive on all parties, and shall not be re- movable into any court of law or restrainable by in- junction audaiuVdeation for'the enforcement thereof may be made to the conntyconrt." Then follow a lot of provisos, and, as the rales of the s>»d society are not before ns, we must le-J:I¡() the dispute in your tent alone for the present. I Ejectment.—" Landlady."—If notice to quit has tent alone for the present. Ejectment.—" Landlady."—If notice to quit has been served and expired, and vou have not waived your right to recover sin l by accepting rent in re«pect of the t ime which "'has elapsed since the expiration of the notice, end"tjti% rental does not ex- ceed £ 20 a year, you may apply to the justices for an order of ejectment-. The proceedings must be expiration of the notice, ,n(i rental does not ex- ceed £ 20 a year, you may apply to the justices for an order of ejectment-. The proceedings must be commenced by, you or your agent serving upon the person negleting or refusing to quit a written notice, signed by you or your agent, of your inten- tion to apply to the justices, at the expiration of seven clear days from the service of the notice, to rc- cover possession. The noticemust be in the form given in the Act. No doubt you can buy printed forms of notice at any good stationers. The notice must be served personally, or by leaving the same with some person bellg i t. and apptrenUy residing a I., his place of abode, and the person serving the same must read over the l'oljce to the person served, or with iyhom it is left, and explain the meaning of it. When the case comes before the justices you must prove the ten- ancy, the determination of it by the notice to quit, and the service of the notice of the application. You v. ill have to produce a duplicate or copy of the last- named notice. The justices may issue a warrant to the constable to turn the refractory tenant out, imd give you possession oil a day to be named in the warrant, not leH than tw enty-one nor more than thirty clcai days from the date of the warrant. The tenant cannot be made to payr any part of the costs. Intestacy—Mortgage.—" Harry."—As the mort- gagor Is so far in arrear with his interest, the mort- gagee may sell the property without giving the usuai notice calling in the principal. Or he may sue the widow of the deceased mortgagor as his adminis- tratis. A creditor is under no obligation to wait twelve months after the death of his debtor before suing for the amount due to him. It is only persons claiming as legatees under a, will, or next-of-kin under an intestacy, who are bound to wait twelve months before taking, proceedings to enforce their rights. Bankers' Charges.—" G. W."—You cannot expect bankers to transact business without charging for t. Iu our opinion, they -would have been entitled to deduct the 8s. even if they had complied with your request to send the money by registered letter. We consider they certainly ought to have obeyed your directions, and if you had confined yourself to re- questing them to send the cash in a registered letter you would have been entitled to recover from them anything it may cost you to get cash for the draft they sent. But, as you gave them the option oi sending a cheque, you ha,e sutfered nothing, because it would have cost just as much to get cash for a cheque as for a draft. Copy of Will F. W.As soon as the will has been proved you can get a copy of it from the Regis- trar of Wills, Somerset House, London. In writing for it you muse state the full Christian and sur- names of the deceased, what his occupation was, when and where he died, and where he had his last fixed place of abode. Probably the will has already been proved. Will.—" Constant Reader."—In a will leaving pro- perty to be divided l1mcmg all the children of the testator it is not necessary to mention their names. If a testator wishes to benefit some of his children and not others, he must mention the names of those he intends to benefit, and need not make any mention of the others. Hawker's Licence.—" Florist."—You do not need a hawker's licence. A peddler's licence is what you want, -as you wiil travel entirely on foot, and without any horse or other beast of burden. We believe the cost is 5s. » year. Apply to the superintendent of police. police. I5'Q: 1
owls YOUR MVEEr In the comio opera of "The Mikado" his Imperial Highness says — "To make, to some extent, Each evil Liver A running river Of harmless merriment." A nobler task than making evil livers, rivers of harmless merriment, no person, kiD: or layman could take upon himself. "lie liver among the ancients was considered the source of all a man's evil impulses, and the chances are tea to one to-day that if one's liver is in an ugly condition of discontent it would be bad policy to contradict that person. "How's your liver?" is equivalent to the inquiry "Are you a bear or an angel to- .day?" Nine-tenths of the pure ugliness, curtain lectures, family rows, not to speak ot the crimes and calamities, are prompted by the irritating effect of the inactivity of the liver upon the brain. Fothergill» the great specialist, says this, and he knows. He also knows that to prevent such catastrophes nothing equals Warner's Safe Cure, renowned throughout the world as a maker of "Each evil Liver A running river Of harmless merriment." "And this was my experience," says Mr. Gr. Hall, of 15, Carlton-street, West Hartle- pool, "for I suffered from billiousness and liver complaint from childhood, and I have tried several kinds of medicines, but they gave me very little relief, until I was persuaded to try Safe Cure, and I can truly say that I found relief from the first few dose-s." Lc212 <T.
ARCTIC EXPLORATION. THE FATE OF THE WSLLMAN EXPEDITION. 'Ü1.e Malygen, a fishing vessel, which arrived at Tromso on Thursday from the north of Spitsbergen, brought direct news of the Welliuan Arctic expedition, four members of which—namely, Captain Bottoifsei and three sailors—returned on board the ship. They report that after several battles with young and winter ice the Rasrnvald Jarl arrived on May 12 at Table Island, one of the Seven Islands group. liere she was com- pelled by ice to return to Walden Island, where on May 24 Mr. Weliman left the ship with thirteen men besides himself, 4-0 sledge dogs, and provisions for 110 days. On May 28—that is, only four days after Mr. Wellman and his party left the ship—the Ragnvaid Jarl was crushed in the ice and totally lost, except that some of the stores and equipment were saved. -A message re- pcrfcing the wreck was sent to Mr. Wellman, and reached him at Martens Island. He himself, in company with Mr. Dodge and two ether members of the expedition, then re- turned to Walden Island, and with the wreck of the ship built a good house to accommo- date the greater portion of the crew, and as a precaution, in case the expedition were compelled to winter on Walden Island, Mr. Weliman left again to join the remainder of his party on May 31. Upon the return of Mr. Winship to Walden Island Captain L'ot- tolfsen and some of the crew journeyed .-cuih- wards in their aluminum boats, in the hope of falling in with fishing vessels and thus reaching Norway. They soon afterwards met the Malygen, the skipper of which, P. Peder- sen, them passage to Norway. Cap- tain Bottolfsen and three men reached Tromso on Thursday with letters and dispatches from Mr. Weliman and the other members of his party. A new vessel will be chartered in place of the Ragnvaid Jarl to bring back the expedition. Meanwhile Mr. Weliman and his companions are continuing their journey across the ice, and Captain Pederaen expects that- they will reach Gillei Land. The ice conditions during the early part of the ex- pedition were exceptionally unfavourable.
THE SEA SERPENT. AMERICAN COLLEGE LIFE. Our old friend the sea-serpent has (remarks the "Westminster Gazette") appeared to cer- tain unsophisticated denizens of Ultima Thule. The skipper and crew of the Stroma fishing smack W.K. 1,722- are this time the favoured observers. The scene was laid about tAventy miles E.S.E. of Noss Head. The monster must have been of the hugest, for when first seen it towered above the water to the height of 50ft., and then came down with a proper splash, to agclin rear itself, only to a smaller height. This occurred six times, but with all its vast proportions the animal is but a coward, for when the boat approached it sank to rise no more. Why should not the Scotch Fisheries Board add to the list of its oddly-assorted acti- vities the distribution of a certain number of Kodaks, especially in the fertile district of Wick; which might be paid for out of the sur- Wick; which might be paid for out of the sur- plus of the herring-brand fees? W
„ THE DANCING GIRL ASLEEP. Before Baron Pollock and a common jury on Friday, in the Queen's Bench Division, the hear- ing of the action of Chapman and Cadbury Jones and Co. -tv-,ts plaintiff is the wife of a solicitor, and the defendants are art i She claimed. 580 for damage done to a picture entitled The Dancing Girl Asleep," by Mr. N. Prescott Davies, which, she alleged, was injured Avhile in the hands of the defendants for the purpose of re-production, The jury returned a, verdict for plaintiff for S60. the plain- tiff to keep the picture, and judgment was given accordingly.
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CARDIFF THEATRE ROYAL.! i '—— EE-OPENING AFTER RENOVATION. The renovation of the Theatre Royal, Oar- diff, has just been completed, and the popular place of amusement was re-opened on Monday night. It may be that shortly after the destruction by fire of the old theatre I' in CrockherbtOAA-n—a playhouse the stage of which had been trodden by, many leading artistes of the day, including Macready. Mrs. Siddons, and Edmund Kcan-the Theatre Royal in Wood-street was erected, at. a cost of £ 12,000. Since that time. although the building was originally commodious, on account of its increasing popularity it was found necessary from time to time to make considerable additions in order to meet the growing requirements of the numerous play- goers who resorted there. Embracing the summer vacation as the most fitting time for the purpose, the popular and genial lessee E-dward Fletcher) decided upon its thorough overhaul and renovation, and at ones commissioned his resident ,artist (Mr. INr, R. Quick) to undertake the work, and those who were present on Monday night can testify that he has executed the work with a tho- roughness and taste that can hardly be ex- celled. First entering the crush-room, it is found that the cornice has received attention in mauve, blue, and pink, and the walls have been treated in a colour to match. On enter- ing the dress circle the principal new feature is the artistic oil paintings which adorn the sides. This work depicts flowing scrolls and flowers, and similar paintings have been placed in other parts of the hall. One is struck with the great change in the all-round appearance of the place. It is now one ma.ss of beautiful adornment, the prevailing colours being crimson, blue, and gold. The ceiling, which before Avas of plain Avhite, is now both bright and pleasing, and the boxes are overhung with rich crimson brocade curtains with gold fringe. The upper circle has also been dealt- with in a very neat and handsome manner with crimson panels, lit up with gold. The whole appearance combines to give an idea, of richness and elegance totally devoid of gaudiness. The iron pillars are relieved in light terra-cotta and the caps of the pillars in gilt, the latter portion being encased in choice crimson velvet. The front of the balconies have been re-painted, and the heads of some of the famous dramatists and poets have been blazoned in gold bronze, and produce a very fine effect, contrasting very favourably with the former stjrle of painting. The proscenium, too, which has always been admired, has been treated in a manner to harmonise with its sur- roundings, and certainly looks exceedingly ornate and beautiful. The ceiling over the auditorium, rich in design, at the hands of Mr. Quick has been transformed into a picture. The gallery has not by any means been neglected, and its numerous patrons will have no cause to grumble, for everything has been ver- made neat and clean in common with the other parts. Mention must also be made of a very important feature, and it is the over- hauling of the gas arrangements. Now it can be truthfully said that the Royal is one of the most brilliantly-lighted places in the United Kingdim. The theatre being closed for so short a time as three weeks, it is marvellous to note the great change in this popular place of amusement. Certainly Mr. Quick and his assistants deserve all the praise that can be bestowed on them for their tasteful and artistic work. .utI.i.
COAL-BUST IN MINES. IMPORTANT EXPERIMENTS AT MOUNTAIN ASH. A series of very interesting experiments in shot-firing and its effects upon coal-dust took place at the Lower Duffryn Collieries, Mountain Ash.,on Monday. The experiments were con- ducted by Mr. Gwilym Jones, the manager, who Avas assisted by his officials. There was a large number of workmen and visitors present, and amongst the latter were Mr. M, Morgan, J.P., Mountain Ash Mr. B. Lewis, manager, Aberaman Mr. D. Morgan, miners' agent; Mr. Dd. Parker, district secre- tary of the Aberdare District Miners' Associa- tion and Mr. Fisher Morgan, Aberaare. The experiments were made by testing various explo- sives covered with coal-dust from the Two-foot Nine-inch and Four-foot Soamsj, both from roads and face of stalls. The first shot was of ljlb. of gunpowder covered Avith a small quan- tity of fine coal-dust from the Two-foot Nine- inch Seam roadways. The effect was a very large flame creating great heat of burning coal-dust in 0 the air to the extent of about ten yards. The same quantity of gunpowder was then tried with no coal, dust, and resulted in a very much smaller and clearer flame. The next shot AA*a-s with seven balls of compressed powder covered with some coal-dust from the Four-foot Seam, and the same result was experienced as in the first experiment. A quantity of line coal-dust from the pit screens was tried with lib. of gunpowder and two balls of com- pressed powder. This gave a larger name still, accompanied Avith very great heat. The effect of experiments upon the dust from the face of the working's created some little surprise. A quantity of dust from the stalls in the Four-foot Seam was charged with lib. of gunpowder and two balls of compressed powder, and resulted in a larger and a greater volume of flame and heat than that of the old dust. Half a pound of roburite (equalling llb. of gunpowder in strength) was tried in the same amount of dust. Fired electrically, it made a loud report, but there was no flame. Half a pound of ammonite fired with small from the face of the Four-foot workings, and another charge of lib. of compressed powder covered in fine dust and placed within a short distance of each other, were fired elec- trically. The former was fired first and the latter immediately afterwards to test the firing of dust in the air. The first shot caused no flame, but the second caused a large flame in the dust whilst in the air. Three-quarters of a pound of carbonite was also tried, but no flame was emitted. Mr. Jones then experimented in an arch 35 yards long with the floor and sides with crossed timber and strips of boards run along the sides in three rows to hold dust so as to resemble the roadways underground, with coal dust strewn about the floor, roofs, and sides. The first experiment was of one pound of gun- powder to resemble a volume of gas, and to see whether it would ignite the dust a.nd obtain a continuation of the flame through the arch. The powder fired in the ordinary way, but did not ignite the dust. One pound each of gun and compressed powder were tried, and ignited the dust immediately on the explosion of the pow- der, but, there being no current of air, the con- tinuation of the flame did not take place. Experiments with cannon were then made, I but did not cause an explosion of dust, the-plaoe proving not very suitable for the expe- riment. The experiments were admirably con- ducted, and proved very interesting to the la,rge number of people who witnessed them. The result showed very clearly that the ordinary gunpowder, bath loose and compressed, would tire the dust, whereas the high explosives made no flame. gunpowder, bath loose and compressed, would tire the dust, whereas the high explosives made no flame. .1¡>fm
A SENSATIONAL TRIAL. A Reuter's telegram from Mons on Satur- day says :—The trial concluded here to-day of the members of the Black Band, numbering thirteen in all, including two women, who, under the leadership of a one-armed man named Van Ham, had for years past been carrying on a system of robbery and crime in the districts of Mons and Charleroi, culminating with, the murder of an old man and his wife in a village near Mons in August last. The leader, Van 1 Ham, and two of his accomplices, named Delhoux and Dumsunier, were sentenced to death, and of the others 'Ballien and Lacroix were condemned to fifteen years' hard labour, while Quevis received twenty years. The re- mainder, with the exception of one of the women, who was acquitted, were sentenced to various terms of imprisonment* J
A ROYAL SCANDAL KILLED, THE ALLEGED BIGAMY OF THE DUKE OF YORK. ''Reynolds's Newspaper" publishes a corre- spondenoe relating to a. rumour circulated in many English and American papers to the effect that the Duke of York previous to his marriage with the Princess May was married at Malta to the daughter of an English admiral. 1 One of our correspondents (says the journal named) having called the attention of uiie Prince of Wales to the matter, the Prince has at last glven a refutation, which, in justice to. his relatives, AAre think was delayed too j-OJij. The following correspondence explains itse.t.: "14-, Marsh-road, Middlesborough-on- Tees, July 23, 1894. "To the Editor of 'Reynolds's Newspaper. "Sir,—I am an occasional reader of 3'°'^ widely-circulated paper, and in the edition of July 8 inst. I came across the article entitled. 'Marriages Among Royalties,' and at onoe took steps to have inquiry made respecting tft truth or otherwise of your report. I beg, fore, to enclose you copy of letter from iu». Royal Highness, with full liberty to publish same. I anticipate that you will, in common fairness, be pleased to find space in your^nex issue for the publication of same.—I am, you truly, LORD. "Marlborough House, Pall Mall, S.W. July 25, J.094* "Sir,—In reply to your letter of the 21st I am desired by the Prince of Wales to & that the report to which you allude is so viously invented for the mere purpose ox <» ing pain and annoyance to an innocent y° couple that his Iioyal Highness has a Iw declined to allow the story to obtain f^er0/ currency by any contradiction from him. *a f is, of course, not a shadow of foundation but it is none the less cruel and malign9,1 I am, sir, vour obedient servant, ,r« "FRANCIS KNOLL "Mr. R. Barnard." Another correspondent, AVIIO does not his name mentioned, forAvards to us the to* ing correspondence for publication on the & j subject V "To his Grace the Archbishop of Cante-rb^ "Sir,—I beg to hand yon for your PerU j\ cutting from 'Reynolds's Newspap shall be glad to- have a reply from you J that you were cognisant of the fact as stat1ed'c.tepg/ I Avil'l then, with your permission, ta^s "Lyj, to have the same contradicted.—I am, 0ir' J» | obedient servant, No reply having been received to this let i our correspondent again Avrote — | To his Grace the Archbishop of Canterb^ "Sir,—I beg to bring before your ,» 0. that my letter of the 9th inst. still answered. Am I to conclude by your 8 r> that the statement in 'Reynolds's Newspwj. is correct?—I remain, your obedient servajS To which the archbishop replied:— 4- "Lambeth Palace, S.E., July 17, "Sir,—In reply to your letter, I beg le% f J say that you would be wrong to 'con?lde,oùs' the archbishop's silence' that the jg V statement in the paragraph you menxi f correct in any particular.—I am, yours A fUlly' B. PHTLLlf13' j y "Private Secretary- hi The reply being unsatisfactory, our er spondent again wrüte: b( "To his -Grace the Archbishop of Caft^ bury-" i ino* "Sir,—I received your letter of the lTt11 n but I am sorry to say that, in my opinio^ in the opinions of^my friends, it appears an evasion of the question. co. Of "You state 'that I should be wrong elude by the archbishop's silence that tc j0s« i eulous statement in the paragraph you is correct in any particular.' SIt to ca; "I wish to conclude nothing. All I ') know is, is it true that you pn blished jIIld I t¡ of marriage between the Duke of o. J)Ø¡.ø h of Piiricess May, knowing that the Lj;i tiE had been married previous- and tha* ^7 were children of the marriage?—I rf of obedient servant, c.t'\ t1(¡ The reply of the archbishop was aØ J the lows:— .agl, I 50.1 "Lambeth Palaoe, S.E., July tl*| "Sir,—You ask whether it 'is y1 Archbishop of Canterbury published the of marriage between the Duke of rm!^ wi- the Princess May, knowing- that the U 0' I ^1. York had been married previously, f there AA-ere children of the marriage. "The answer to this is that it is totally 1 and my letter of July 17 intended t0 A -id and my letter of July 17 intended to A 1¡ this.—Yours faithfully, a t¡. y "MANDEVILLE B. PHILLlF^ i-yivate beore
EXTRAORDINARY AFFA* fc .NEAR PONTRILAS. i 3^ A (1$I TNFANT BURIED IN VICARS 1 GROUNDS. > ^it The parish of Ewias Harold, near was thrown into a state of great # ft in Friday last when a rumour gained curi'e i^ljL lt the body of an infant had been du2 j s shrubbery attached to the J 0^"t: On fcaturday Mr. Llanwarne, 1^ t held an inquest at the Temple j- Ewias Harold, touching the matter•$5r sergeant Williams, of Abbeydore, sa VJL i^! consequence of rumours afloat in the hood on the previous day he went to the v j ( Ewias Harold, occupied by the ~.l C0jul Brown, who was the vicar of the paX19 gj saAv the cook—Kate Neville—and from tion obtained from her he went to the s» J in company Avith her and Police-^ „ so^" j Wright, and dug a hole 18in. deep, .$t]i9 found the body of a child -wrapped up 1 Lit of curtain. Witness afterwards ^,M''olUr house and saw Sarah Brookhill, the o* vant. He cautioned her in the usual & to ]ja, asked her if she had been delivered p J ^ea,rs lately, to which she replied that sh0 A £ that it had been born dead. She did that she ought to have had a doctor. the not want anyone to know anything ^Ul4] ^3, it Avould get her master into troU!?/ g Neville gave evidence as to attend* v5l'i* Brookhill at her confinement at the jjt? the 28th ult., and stated that the childA ^at was born dead, and that she placed ?,(w arf a cupboard, from Avhicb. she took it, and seven p.m., when the Rev. J. F- fri* preaching in church, and buried it on ing day in the shrubbery as described" ]p f Brookhill gave evidence, and admitted ^9 rfi mother of the child, but as to who J j,' ^vic father that she Avould never divulge- Henry Head. stated that b-, bad ni-ld" mortem examination of the body, and § his opinion that the infant died in a AioVjp k&Oo way, there being very acute inflames both lungs.—In the result a verdict ot from natural causes" was returned. </[ The girl Brookhill was afterwards a warrant, and charged with conceaj. )ri birth. The case Avill be heard at A J- !M Petty-sessions on August 20.—The 1* Brown was present at the inquiry. r- 1¡¡ ,h- Ii t}
A MISSING SCOTCH MINTSI The Central News Kirkwall corr-pS^c4 h telegraphs that the Rev. James ^\f2 minister of Hoy, in Orkney, has since the middle of May, and is ll0T-a <^J Om a<li.a to have gone to America. He left ne^ J on May 17 to attend a meeting of j Assembly. He was seen in Edinbtno^i early in June he was met in Glasgow 'I of ¡C\¡¡' trace of him has since been lost. jl I'.¡¡ a
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