Porthcawl respectfully puts in a claim for a prize for early harvesting. The hav in one field ha- been mowed, but the crop is light because of Jlie drought. f Of the company in which Sir Henry Irving ttnd Mr. Edward Fletcher played together tears ago only one other member now remains -Mr?. Henry Lal>ouehere- s. There is a tradition among the people around iBridgend that the immense boulders of stone on the Downs are relics of the Flood. They are £ 00 hard to work upon, and are not of the same nature as those found in the park. The greatest publisher of Welsh maps was John Evans, of Lla.uymvneeh, associated with She engraver, Rolx-rt Baugh. His maps were famed for their elegance and accuracy, and gained medals from the Society of Arts. I In one of the second-class coaches of the tumbled Railway the inscription is cut into fee woodwork, "This was the seat occupied by Jthe Princess of Wales when she visited the IVlumbles," A grave man wants to know if Hilis is a joke or a sober fact. • The long-expected volume of the letters of Goronwy Owen, some time curate of Walton .Parish Church, will shortly be publ: ,her! by Atr. Isaac Foulkes. The task of editing the correspondence has been performed by Pro- lessor Morris Jones, of Bangor University Col- lege, who is an enthusiastic admirer of the poet, v Widespread sympathy will be felt for Mr. J. Herbert Lewis on the unexpected death of his accomplished wife and the sad circumstances surrounding it. Mr. Lewis is one of the most likeable men in Parliament, and is probably pvithout a single critic of the carping kind. Him- ielf the soul of honour, he disarmed unfriendli- ness. Mr. Joseph Ball (Swansea), the carpenter of ill-fated Sully. i-Itich tvas recently sunk by "the Dutcil mail boat Conrad, holdft a unique Experience of wrecks. During sixteen years of flhis se<a.faring life he has served only 011 three ^vessels, each of whioh has gone down under eimalair circumstances, but n each occasion he .has happily escaped with his life. }_ Once again the par is going round that the Imitation of Lord Bute to the Prince of Wales fro stay at Cardiff Castle "heals the breach (between the Bute family and the Royal Familv caused by the lamented death of Lady ql.-)rit iHattings, &c If the breach lasted any |(ngth of time wasn't it healed when the late SDuke of Clarence was the guest of the Mar- quess at Cardiff a few years back. A new word has been coined by the London f&ar." It is "St. Asaphistry." Here is the explanation as given by our jaundiced contem- porary:—"It is usual in polite society to own gP and apologise when you are convicted of fSrrors in your talk. But the bishop, when thrashed, is never thrashed into repentance and Auricular confession, but simply retires Into the c cloistral precincts of his palace to rub his drubbed ribs. This is St. Asaphistry." t: There has been preserved a curious epitaph on Agatha Wells burn, the lady abbess, who be- pame the wife of the licentious Bishop Barlow, who resided at Lamphey Palace, near Pem- fr eke. The epitaph, which may be found in one Of the churches of Hampshire, has been thus translated by Fuller:- Barlow's wife, Agatha, doth here remain, IBishop, then exile biahop then again; So long she lived, to well her childrec sped, She saw five bishops her five daughters wed. Liandyasul is fickle in its likings. Erstwhile it boa-sted of its oricket club, lawn tennis dub. pocial union, and quoit club, but these have all been given up, and the town is now mad over musio. It already possesses a united choir, a Jnale voice party, a ladies' ohoir, and fife band, Bfcd there will shortly be added a string band 8nd a brass band. Twenty-five years ago Llan- dytsyl was noted for its brass hand, of whioh the Daniel family (a family of tailors) formed the backbone. Adam de Staii)ton was the first Roman or T"nmtdi lord of the village of Stevnton, m reinbrokeshire. He also, it is believed, founded the church. The steeple, in the Civil Wars, was garrisoned by twenty musketeers, and pre- served as a place of observation. Sir William .James, who was the son of a miller in the neigh- bourhood, and who afterwards rose to the rank pf commodore in the Navy and Governor of t'reenwioh Hospitail, received his education at the school of this place. A story has been told of a woman in a remote district in the United States who replied to some pious observations of a passing traveller, "We ain't religious up here; we ain't got no opportunity." In view of such tfaots aw these, which are stated to be given on official authority, we may well believe says the "Globe." that there must be many thousands in the same condition. How many would there lie, one wonders, in Wild Wales if the Church were disestablished and disen- dowed? It will be recollected (writes the ancient sage of Treforest) that the fishwomeri in the habit of attending the fish market n't Athens were prone to laugh at foreigner who spoke Greek impurely. It appears that the domestic maidens at Duffryn Ffrwd are like the Athenian students, for they offer, according to the pro- gramme of the next August eisteddfod, a prize of 12s. 6d. for the best rendering of "Ora Pro Nobis (Pray for Us). Why do these learned tfirls desire the Druids to pray for them. and that, too,, in Latin ? What is weighing on their consciences ? Out with it! One would think that the inhabitants of Carmarthen would value the martyrdom of Bishop Ferrar and keep his memory green. ;There used to be a stone cross in Bridge- street indioatinar the spot in the old Market- place where the Holy Man was burned. Tempora mutantur. During the last few years some corporation or other busy bees Stave actually removed the cross—it no longer %)ids the passer-by rejoice in these days of freedom. Boys of St. Peter, put back the mark! Pontypridd may not have made a fortune over its National Eisteddfod, but it has pro- duced a vinegar prince. In a descriptive ■article on the Cambrian Vinegar Works in Jjeeds, it is stated that the founder. Mr. Chivers, started thirty years ago in Pontypridd, "a email, romantics villiage in Glamorganshire" —fancy Pcntypridd being small, romantic, or even a village! Mr. Chivers, it is said. ;wa-. universally respected throughout the Vale (r the Taff. He was a Wesleyan Methodist and a useful local preacher. The weekly output at Leeds is 20.000 gallons. Some capital fun is made by the "Cymro" on the recent meeting of the North Wales Liberal Federation. American law recognises degrees of murder, and the executive apparently dis- tinguishes several degress of mortality. Thougii dead by resolution at Aberystwith, the federa- tion has still a living executive. This execu- tive had enough vitality to discuss an invita- tion from the South Wales Federation to a conference, but passed a. resolution that it was too dead to accept it. The "Cymro" points out that the resurrection of the executive for the purpose of considering how to discharge its debts is a scientific discovery of great com- mercial value. A good book could be written of journalistic mare's nests. Considerable sensation was created at Merthyr on Thursday night by a :report that a terrible tragedy had been com- mitted in the Brecon-road. Between nine i'and ten o'clock a darkey, whose name was |afterwards ascertained to be James St. Vin- joent. was olxerved hurrying to the police- station followed by an immense concourse of children, and upon inquiries beintf made as to the cause of the commotion the young- oters stated that the nigger had killed his jwife and two ohildren by cut-ting their throats with a razor, and was goiug to give himself AVP to the police. It turned out, however, that the supposed tragedy was perfectly mythi- cal. and that the darkey, who had only just walked into town from Cwmtaff, where, as in other places, he had been in search of work, had no more dreadful business at the police- station than to nk for a ticket for a nights lod^iay. Welsh Methodist, have ten chapels in Loudon. 'I Lord Wimborne and the Hon. Miss Guest have arrived at Wimborne House from Canford Manor. Dorset. Sirs, and Miss Kemeyis-Tynte have left Cefn Mably for Scotland, and will not. return till the end of July. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Evaas have just returned to Swansea, much benefited in health by a tlrree lIlontlld Continental tour. Professional men may be found in the Neath and Bridgend Workhouses. One in the latter is a man of rare attainments. Although Bristol has 75,000 more population than Cardiff, its prisoners for quarter sessions number only half those at the Welsu Metro- polis. A Welsh I)aper suggests Sir Vis to, the Premier's Derby winner, should be invited to take a seat on the platform of the Llanelly National Eisteddfod. A beehive has been found under the deck planking of the Porthcawl dock-gates. The gates are worked every tide, but the bees have small holes in three places to enter their hive. A Swansea school teacher told her pupils to write a sentence containing the word "towards," and a small boy, after a long time, produced the following:—"I tored my pants yesterday." The Hon. Aubrey Vivian. Mr. Graham Vivian, Miss Vician, and the Hon. Violet and Averil Vivian were amongst the trippers to Lundy by the Brighton from Swan- sea on Saturday last. Miss Rosina Davies. the evangelist, is wet! again. During the past week Miss Davies has been conducting a mission in the Vale of Glamorgan, and she is "diaried" for twelve months' continuous work. Wales, like Israel, was once "ruled" by judges. Every landed person, being chief of the household, was a judge in South Wales. When Local Veto is established we shall have a greater number of judges still. Two Swansea Church congregations were delighted on Sunday by the tine virile voice of Mr. John Ridding, the leading baritone in Mr. Turner's Opera Company, who sang solas both at Christ Church and St. Gabriel's. Brahms new sonatas for clarinet and piano- forte will be heard for the first time in England at Miss Fanny Davies's annual concert on June 24. The concert-giver has been fortunate enough to secure 'the services.of Herr Mnhlfeld, the famous clarinettist, for whom the pieces were composed. Classes as against the masses existed in airiont Wales. An old Welch word for a nobleman is "uchclwr," a name borrowed frcm the fact that he always travelled about on horseback, and wag thus "taller" or "higher" than the "gwyr tmd," or tlios1 vho went on foot. Nowadays an old Welsh chieftain would be called "bbcnstdCwr." Wales at one time contained more Irish than Welsh men. If a line were drawn from Conway in the North to Swansea in the South the people living to the west of it would be Irish. Of course, the stones of Cardiff, Newport, the towns in the Rhondda, and the heaps of smaller towns in Glamorgan and Monmouth had not yet been created. Flemingston, the incumbent of which parish now lies dead, was the home of the celebrated "Iolo Morganwg," the "Old lolo" of Southey. It is one of those many places, as its name im- plies, where the Fleming had a. foothold in Wales. The name is often contracted into Flimstone, in accordance with the law of elision, which is characteristic of modern Welsh. Criminals had very hard times of it in tribal Wales. They were to forfeit kinship, and banished the country. A horn was sounded, and it was required of every oneof every sex and age within hearing of the horn. to follow the exile, and to keep up the barking of dogs to the time of putting to sea. If Jabez came to Wales he would find that Welshmen and Welshwomen are still equally energetic. "Trebor Mai," the best englyn-wright Wales has ever produced, though himself an excellent poet, always tried to dissuade his own son from climbing the giddy heights of the Welsh Par- nassus. On one occasion he couched his ad- vice in the following pretty englyn:- "Gwael yw byw are glwb Awen—ie'n wir, 4 Gwael iawn, iawn, fy machgen; Sal oesol fydd dy sleisen, A dwy droed a fydd dy dren." Mr. Thomas Williams, who recently died at Aberdulais, had a favourite dog which was aged and almost blind. The animal followed the hearse which conveyed its master to his last resting-place at Cadoxton on Tuesday last, and walked into the vault. It remained by the coffin until compelled to leave, and then reutrnded to Sunnybunk. A gentleman who was present tells the "South Wales Post" that the animal exhibited signs of great distress. These words of wisdom are from the "St. James's Gazette":—While money is forth- coming for the Welsh Land Commission, it seems that none can be spared to enable Mr. G. Evans to continue to calendar the ancient manuscripts of Wales, and his appointment, which was for one year only, has not been renewed by the Government. To have refused altogether to subsidise this valuable antiquarian work from public funds would have been an intelligible policy but to under- take the work and to limit a task of these dimensions to a single year, and so to leave it but just begun, is neither wisdom nor economy. It reminds one too much of the Suukim-Berber Railway. How is it we don't know everything about "Mabon" in Wales? In an appreciative notice of the hon. member the "Sunday ( < ni- panion" says:—"Many years ago 'Mabon,' as 'he is affectionately called by rue W^lsh colliers, used to shoulder his pick, and dec-end into the bowels of the earth, and quarry the black diamonds which have since brought him a fortune. He is no longer a collier, but a collier}' proprietor. The trans- formation, however, has not been effected at the sacrifice of old friends. He is still the most popular man among the colliers of the Principality. Whenever he addresses a mtet-ing—no matter of what nature-lie always fires his audience with jxitrictic enthusiasm by singing 'Land of My Fathers,' the Welsh National Anthem. He has a rich, deep, bass voice, and he can bring tean; to the eyes of a crowd of rough colliers by his sympathetic rendering of that grand national hymn." What colliery is it that "Mabon" owns? A Swansea paper—the "Cambrian"—re- ported the following conversation alleged to have taken place between the writer and a well-known Swansea, bookmaker 'Do any of your clients ever benefit themselves in the end?' was the first question asked. The bookmaker smiled quietly, and carelessly answered, 'No—not in the long run.' 'Then where does all the money go to?' The book- maker again smiled, puiied at a cigar, threw back his coat, and exposing a massive gold chain to view. slowly replied, 'Well, in the long run, we get all the money—the book- makers. Sometimes we lose, of course—it is policy that we should—but in the long run we win.' In reply to further questions, the bookmaker said that out of liis large circle of clients he did not know of one who had been financially benefited." Since the publication of the above (says another Swansea paper— the "Post") a strong de-ire has been shown to discover the benevolent unknown so as to make a missionary of him. A man from the hills who came down to the Metropolis is much exercised in his mind as to how English ehould be "spoke." He was at variance with the etymologist who declared the purest English to be spoken on the stage, and trotted off to church to hear the alien tongue as delivered from the pulpit. His first experience was startling. A High Ohuroh and high-collared curate was reading, and clear and resonant, came the words. "He that hath yahs to yah, let him yah." Certainly English was not phonetic, but in the after- noon, wandering into another church, he was still more troubled a.t hearing the well-known words quoted as "He that haith ye-ahs to ve-ah, let him ye-ah." The shades of evening found him ensconced in a corner of a little iron mission church, where a stentorian lay- man was holding forth. The inevitable text was down for pronunciation, and with lungs of leather and tones of brass the reader inter- preted it, "'E that 'ath yurs to yur, let 'im yur." The man from the hills has given ap studying Eugiiik. Mr. Ben Davies has arranged for another Continental tour—his fonrth-in October and November next, under the direction of Mr. Ernest Cavour. Sir Lewis Morris has written a new poem. The theme has uot been disclosed, but the poet himself has promised to read his verses a,t Mrs. Ha we is's "At lionie" on the 26th inst. Every member of the Llanelly cricket team who played at Newport on Saturday wore a black band around his left arm, in memory of the late Mr. D. Samuel, an old member of the club. Sir William Kennedv is a. devotee of the immortal Isaac." He travelled from London on Friday night in order to spend a few lays on the Wye, where he fishes the Lion Hotel waters. One of the leading Salvationists in New York is a winsome young Welshwoman—Miss Pat tie Wat-kins, a native of Aberdare. She repre- sented the army at the Chicago Congress of Missions in 1393. Madame Patti passed through Cardiff on Saturday on her way from Craig-y-Nos to Lon- don, and the- Italian Consul, Chevalier Alberto Roti, presented the songstress with a very handsome bouquet at the railway station. Welshmen were ever in quest of some great things, from the time of the Holy Grail and the Twrch Trwytti. The latest, however, is that of Mr. Thomas George, of Pontselly, who has been in quest of Mr. Stanley, a.nd found him exactly where the Twrch Trwyth is supposed to have been lost, tho Valley of the Cuch. The Castle of Llawhaden—properly Llan- aådan-ii1 Pembrokeshire, constitutes the caput baronite by virtue of which the Bishop of St. David's sitf in the House of Lords. It was built by Bishop Becke, enlarged and ornamented by Bishops Hoton and Vaughan, and dismantled by Bishop Barlow, and its materials sold by that avaricious prelate. A bachelor clergyman who was travelling on the Great Western Railway from Cardigan- shire to Swansea said to a brother clergyman who was married. "If you were single, like my- self. you would only have to take one instead of two tickets." "What a pity you have no father-in-law," was the quick rejoinder, "for my father-in-law over there paid for our tickets, so the journey costs me nothillg." Chorus of "Down with bachelors." On a large estate in Glamorganshire the man in charge of all the buildings was kept on for many years in virtue of an old arrangement between him and the squ're. It appears that on one occasion the carpenter's boy climbed up some trees in the rookery, and it so happened that the squire and some friends came to shoot rooks. Hearing voices, and recognising one of them as that of the squire, the boy climbed above the rook's nest and hid himself. One of the gentlemen fired into the nest, and down came the boy, screaming as he fell. He was picked up, and medical aid summoned. The boy was ill for many months, and when he came around the squire made the agreement referred to. Some London papers are making a dead-set against Sir Lewis Morris. The "Pall Mall Gazette" pretends to find in the Llewelyn ode unmistakable references to the honour bestowed upon the nineteenth-century bard at the hands of usurping English Royalty. "the coming tyrants' power":—"After dead centuries, Neglect, derision, *jcorne, And'secular miseries, At l-ast our Cymric race gaain is born. Opens again its heavy, sleep-worn eyes, And fronts a brighter Morn." We should have gathered from this fine exordium that Sir Lewis was the first Welshman to receive honours from England since the subjugation of the Principality, were it not that the great name of Sir George Osborne Morgan, for one, rose at once to our memory. But the bard takes a poetical licence, and is so confident of his being about to inaugurate a new era that he even schools himself against ingrati- tude :Sihall then our sols forget, Dazzled by visions of our Wales to Be. That Wales that Was, the Wales undying yet The old heroic Cymric chivalry?" And need we say that the answer of the new heroic Cymric chivalry is No ?
IMITATION-" THE INSINCEREST FORM OF FRAUD. "ThEre imitation or mimicry goes no further than fairplay, there is something to be said in its defence. It argues a certain humility of mind that a. person should acknowledge 'him- self incapable of originality, and it is better to louow liummy a [)eaten track than to do nothing. In some other ways, however, imita- tion itj an unjra-rdonable. crime. Where some great discovery has benefited thousands of people. and is being sought after by all on that account, it ifl a cruel swindle for anyone igno- rant of the true discovery to foist upon Unsus- pecting people something resembling it in name or outward show, but worthless in com- parison with the true invention. Of course, the worst example of fraudulent imitation in this sense is the? fabricating of pretended medi- cines, useless in themselves, on the strength of a superficial resemblance to a. known remedy. Such imitators literally juggle with life and death. This journal has, in common with all the newspapers of this part of the country published during the last two years a number of remark- able caees, in which apparently dying person? have been cured by the discovery published Undfir the name of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, and a large number of persons suffering from various disorders have sought the same remedy. Advant,age liq-, unfor- tunately, been taken of this demand to, play upon the innocence of the sufferers by offering a substitute for Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. It is important that the futility of such imitations should be publicly knowiu Any retailer or dealer who pretends to have "the same thine" as Dr. Will iams' Pink Pills is trying to cheat the customer. Anyone who tries to sell Dr. Williams' Pink Pi I lis loose or in bulk is trying to sell a worthless thingi under false pre- tences. The genuine Pills aTe never sold in that way. Anyone who say. he can prepare the formula, himself sa-ys what is not true; no one can possibly know what is in Di*. Williams' Piuk Pills, or divine the, new curative prin- ciple that they contain. Not (long since a so-called analysis of Dr. Williams' was pub- lished— it was an absolute failure, and entirelv failed to show the composition of this impor- tant remedy. Anoth.r point is that "cheaper" substitutes for Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are a self-confessed fraud. There is no substitute at any price; but in no event could Dr. Williams' formula be sold cheap. The com- position docs not admit of it. But the price at which Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold and their extraordinary curative etfeets make the cast very low indeed compared with other remedies or mtdioal treatment. As a final word, the public should be warned I'll against the statement sometimes made that Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are identical with: the ■wlell-known French. Pharmacopoeia, remedy Blaud's Pills. Anyone who save so manifests 'the most ludicrous ignorance of the very elements of pharmacy, and the public will be well advised not to run the risk of huyintf medicine in any form from a self-confessecl incompetent. When RJn- difficultv is exne- rienced in obtaining Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale P«-opii\ in woolen tube, with pink wrapper, and the full name printed in red ink outside and in. or whenever doubt is felt as to the crenninemes? of the goods supplied, the nublic are invited to applv direct to Dr. Will Medicine Co.. 46, Holborn-vialiiot. London, F.. ().. for suppliers, which will lp sent Post-free at 2s. 9d. a box. or six boxes for 9d. Lei3 56
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NEWS IN BRIEF. The witty Parisians have nicknamed Mdlle. Lucie Faure, daughter of. the President, who is a bluestocking, ambitious, and able to manage her papa, Mdlle. Lucifer. At Preston on Monday a professional diver, naanc-d Lloyd, who got on to the rail- way to jump from a high bridge into the water, was fined 40s. and costs for trespass- ing. The defendant said he was obliged to do these things -to keep up his reputation. Sergeant Allen, of the 1st Coldstream Guards, and a volunteer sergeant of a Surrey Regiment, who were among those attacked with sunstroke on Saturday during the march from Weybridge to Bis-iey, died on Monday night in hospital at Alders hot. Other men are very ill. Misg D cima, Moore has, during her Anti- podean tour, become engaged to be married. Her nances is Mr. Walker Lee, at one time of the Guards, and now a member of the same "Gaiety Girl" company as herself. The wedding will take place at the Savoy Chapel as soon as they return. Mr. Edison's latest idea. eonoprns news- papers. He t'hinks that the newspaper of the future will be published by phonograph. His reason for that is that the eyesig-ht of the people is becoming poorer, time is precious, and the newspapers are so large that it is im- passible to read them through. It is reported that the trial of Jabez Balfour will begin before the Lord Chief Justice and a special jury about the 17th inst. There is some talk of the defenee securing the services of Sir Edward Clarke, Q.C., but up to the present no definite steps have been taken in that direc- tion. An awful story of soap is hinted at in the "Realm." One of the Shahzada's staff, mis- taking the intention of his hosts in providing soap in his bedroom at Dorchester House, felt, bound to cab it, and. after a gallant effort, succeeded in disposing of an entire cake. His comments on the tastes of the English people will be worth waiting for. The Queen has presented Miss Eugenie Caroline Greenhain with a pearl-and-ruby brooch on the occasion of her marriage with Mr. Stuart H. Latter. Miss Greenham is the ,r i. -r i 't daughter ot Mr. tjreorge rl. lireenllam, who for the past seventeen years has accompanied her Majesty on her Continental journeys. Lorenzo Dow Cavington, an American, of Kentucky, was charged on remand at. Bow- street on Monday with sending a, letter to Cardinal Vaughan threatening the latter's life. The letter having been read, prisoner was remanded for a v.»eT;. a medical exami- nation to test his mental condition being made in the meantime. On Sunday afterneon an extensive fire broke out in a block of buildings used for fish curing at Yarmouth. The outbreak fir.it occurred in a smoke-house, but rapidly spread to cooper's shop, net store, and adjoining buildings all being totally destroyed. The property, which belonged to Mr. Swanston, was nearly new, the loss being estimated at £ 10,000. A shocking affray took place in Birmingham early on Sunday morning. Two men, named Allan and Andrews, had a quarrel over the. con- duct of the former's wife, and a desperate fight ensued. Allan was found by the police in a critical state, Andrews having almost disem- bowelled him with a carpenter's chisel. He lies at the hospital in a. dangerous state. Andrews was rtmiaaided on Monday- Worth (says the "Ma"cot") had a peculiar way of showing his gratitude to the Empress Eugenie. Every year it was his custom to send her a large bouquet of Parma violets, tied with a mauve ribbon, on which his name was embroidered in gold. This act was in grateful memory of her patronage at a, time when her merest whim could make or ruin a Parisian tradesman. At Halifax Police-court on Friday George Charles Goulding, fisherman, formerly of Hull, was committed for 'trial, charged with attempt- ing to murder his wife by cutting; her throat.— The prosecutrix gave"evidence to show that the prisoner was jealous of an American, who was the father of her child before she married the prisoner. The taste of some exalted personages is singular. At Lady Cadogan's pa.rtv Mr. Sey- mour Hicks was requested to -sing '^ler golden hair was hanging down her back," for the special delectation of the Princess of Wales. It is not Mr. Hicks's fault that this is one of the most vulga.r musi>hall ditties of recent years; but its selection on such an occasion, and for such an audience, is unpleasantly significant. The Queen was principally occupied, during the firs1; week of her stay at Balmoral, in visit- ing her tenants and estate servants, and the cot- tagers at Crathie. The weather ha-s been very fine on Deeside since the arrival of the Court, and the Queen, Princess Beatrice, and the Prill: cesses of Cobutj, have taken a. drive every after- noon, usually going to some pretty place. A quarrel occurred on Sunday night at a lodging-house at Aylesbury between an Italian organ-grinder and a labourer, named. Wheeler, and the Italian, it is alleged, drew his knife and stubbed Wheeler in four places, two wounds bfting in the abdomen. The Italian afterwards escaped. Wheeler is lying in the infirmary. The veil which Princess Helene will wear on her wedding day was made at. Bayejix, and is a beautiful specimen of French lace .It is three yerds and a half long, and has a lovely border of exquisitely worked flowers. In the middle are the family arms of the bride and those of the bridegroom, together with three French lilies forming a background. The Sheriff's Court at Bristol on Monday sat to assess damages in a brefeli of promise action brought by M'.cg Annie Leonard against Mr. George Kendall, of Bitton, Gloucteler- shire, in which a veidict for B500 had been allowed to be. entered by default. Plaintiff's solicitor, however, stated that the parties had arranged their differences, and were married on Sunday, so that there was no occasion to trouble 1 he j ury. At Brierley-hill Police-court on Thursday Edmund Tearle, the well-known actor, was charged with keeping a, male servant, two dogs, and two carriages without licences.—The de- fendant waa not present. He was convicted last year forjiot procuring a licence for a male servant, and the Stipendiary said the fine of £5 was the lowest he could inflict in that case. In the other cases the fines would be 10". each, making in all seven guineas. The Central News learns that Mr. Courtnev Warner, M.P., has decided to place himself in the hands of the North Somerset Liberal Asso- ciation as to the action which, he shall take 011 the second reading of the Local Veto Bill. There is little doubt, the Central News adds, that the hon. gentleman will be requested to vote against the Bill. A meeting has been called for an early date. The association does not object to Local Option, but regards this a* a bad Bill, especially as its provisions are not extended to Ireland. .}¡Ii,ss Cora Brumrner. a teacher in a public school at Napoleon, in this State, com- mitted suicide on Sunday in an extraordinary fashion. She asked one of l.er pupils for a pocket-knife, and. having obtained it. stood cn a platform in the class-room, and. in the presence of them all. deliberately cut her throat, inflict- ing two frightful gashes, death ensuing shortly afterwards. The reason assigned is that the summer vacation was about to begin, and that, she saw no means of living after her salary was exhausted. In going through the list of prr-ons under the charge of the Edmonton Guardians, it was found that at the end of 1889 a man ihael been sent to a convalescent home at Margate for a- short time to recruit his strength after an illness. He was quite forgotten for five and a half years, and now the guardians have fetched him back, he having been provided with a seaside home for all that period at the expense of the ratepayers. A committee has been appointed to ascertain whether there may not be other cases of the same kind. According 'to the "Realm," the son of the Ameer is terribly shocked at the low-necked dresses worn by English ladies. At. a recent party (it is said by those who know the Oriental countenance) lie blushed deeply many times. The Court Ball must have distressed him still more. Afghanistan is not like India, in some parts of which ladies are in full Court dress if they have on a bead necklace. If a gentleman there has on a pair of white gloves only he is considered to be completely attired. Occasionally he puts a few feathers in his hair but- that ill when h&, is given to over- didmag. ta.íl1" A Foreign Office report just issued C, Loto a brief account of the opening of the St- (United States) Railway Station, wlncli rjj( only in point of size the largest in the but in all its appointments abreast o times, with equipments the most modeT_ complete in all respects. The station P with the connecting trade sheds, covers & tOtal of eleven acres. Thirty tracks with length of nearly four miles are under r A remarkable surgical operation haS ollglr 1 performed by a medical practitioner at liorough. Some sixteen months ag°> g^al< between fifteen and sixteen years of t lowed what was thought at the time t 0]pji( ji fish bone. The usual means to prevent c were taken, and with success. Recent. ever, t-lic girl, who is the daughter ot ugCeS* ing people, became troubled with an a,nd near the neck. Probing became necessaT. j pUj a foreign body being felt, the patient under chloroform, when the doctor e% had L an ordinary safety-pin (closed). This P. t€eii [ remained in the gullet of the girl ^var^ months. She is progressing favourably A recovery. pjcJi- 1 Mrs- Mary Ann Harden. 67, of 114., fore I mond-road, Kingston, was stung on the Iqgo head last Saturday by an insect about :18 g:t1l to as a moth. Next day her forehead swell, and though a doctor was called jjr. died. The cause, said Dr. Goodwin. 31 ery»i' Braxton Hicks's inquest on Friday, 'ill0 pel as, set up by the sting.—In replv ccioner, the doctor said it was a fact bottles, moths, &c., often fed on off;J- foul country erysipelas was a notifiable m the borough it was not. He most ce considered it an infectious disease- Il0t Coroner explained to the jury that 0f cC1' i called upoU them to view the body f" jutf sideration for their personal safety.—I*1,, a returned a. verdict of "Accidental deatm j^e suggested that the corporation should 1 erysijielas in the list of notifiable d¡¡,eíI-" |
RAILWAY MONOPOLY IMPOBTANT CONFEBElSrCB RHYL. ———— On Friday a. conference of representat'v^ ill I the North Wales County Councils was 'u- the Town-haill, Rlhyl, in pursuance or a j to t-ion passed by the Anglesey County C-oun°tJ11o- consider the necessity of sending a joint jn- .T4&r riail to the Manchester, Sheffield, and k1-1' -j,y shire, Great Western, and Midland companies, asking them to extend their se1 lICe. to North Wales. There vnu a good i,ttOll tire —A resolution asking the reporter* rn\3$ was lost by one vote.—Mr. M'Kcllop (cha| of the Anglesey County Council) presifh' '(rrje- sa.id that he had reason to believe of the Anglesey County Council) presifh' '(rrje- sa.id that he had reason to believe vance which for the patst few months h--1 tafced the whole of Wales had to a large been removed, and he believed that in the of the coming year they would lie still t, removed.—Mr. J. L. Muspratt (chairman V Flint County Council) proposed, and Mr. 1ctl! « liams (Anglesey) seconded, a. resolution s e*' to urging the railwa.y companies in question t t tend their lines into North Wales as alid possible, ajid assuring them of the patronag the support of the inhabitants of ÓèJ, different counties.—The resolution was car to and a deputation was appo111* wait upon the various compn^'hyst —Mr. David Roberts (Anglesey) inoV the meeting protests against the ill,iieces, .t Sunday labour imposed by the London North Western Railway Company upon j workmen, and strongly urged upon 0^ Jl pany to discontinue* such labour.—Mr- yrl V (Aberffraw) seconded, and the resolution cariied.—Mr. R. LI. Jones next proposcc^l all county councils in North Wa !es Jj !*> to appoint a committee, whose duty it *v0 ^il' to hold inquiries at different centres as to way rates and charges.—The Chairman sa c0p had seen by a newspaper that morning tain anomalies still existed at the Bail?0!' jjjjt way Yard. In a letter it w as state* tUa Welshmen received 2s. 2cl. a week less Englishmen for the same work, and were only two Welsh foremen in the Mr. T. Parry said they would not be JllJ^tt<el' in passing a resolution unless they had information than that which appeared l! in. newspapers.—The Chairman said the iaC the letter agreed with the information he yufj Mr. W. Elwy Williams stated that :1, v, n an from the engineering department v' jj[i$ off at a moment's notice, simply for c0 towards a fund which was being raised to the expenses of Mr. Lloyd-George, ycung man assured Mr. Dawson that he collecting in hia own time, but it ^-as ^J. In did it in the company's, and wa* disO11^ After some further discussion, it was P1 by Mr. Rees (Carnarvon), seconded by ,n £ Roberts, and carried:—"That the glad to learn that the treatment of in the employ of the London and North cvft?11' Railway Company on the North rxprei'^ is bfling improved, anil we also wisli to ^el^ the hope that the rate of wages paid to men will be advanced, so as to be 011 terms with the wages paid to other 'Vj1 (111lC^ employed on the same class of work. anr icsni^ this is effectually carried out we urge ^raL0p3^ and others that can to withhold then' ti" to the company."—The meeting closed « usual votes of thanks. I ..■■■■.■N^ M I II J II-
ANNIVERSARY OF DICKENS'S Shortly before evensong at ^t.I11fo,Jl1:, Abbey on Saturday afternoon it tiiat the twenty-fifth anniversary of "'e of Charles Dickens.—which occurred 0 I day—had not- jwsscd without not'C?-$| large slab in Poets' Corner, which iiiicrint-ion. "Charles Dickens, born lie" 7, 1812: died June 9 1870," and w" immediately below the bust of T',a. fjei1-11' was decorated with several bunches ot tiful flowers, to which in some ci\~re •. donors had attached cards bearing 111 ell»t3 less apt. quotations from the groat li0, works. A small bouquet of white bore the inscription from "Tiny T:m, a^l,ucl' cripple boy of Croydon." and a bore the inscription from "Tiny T:m, a^l,ucl' cripple boy of Croydon." and a larg-e vv of flowers, tied with crimson ribb°n:> attached to a. card on which ^'as "In memoriam. Charles Dickens, «' 1885." "Try to bear in mind the stei« j ia ties from whhh these shadows com?* t^ your spheres—uoiie is too wide, arid "cr,e limited—try to endeavour so that thp'l your brethren or sisters be debarr'y.^to rightful share in what- our gre;l^ formed them to enjoy." u. J
The "Ntratford Ex ptvs«" has Jb-< Mrs. Hayden, of Cclwrn-road, Loudo Mrs. Hayden, of Cclwrn-road, Loudo who lias a. well-known piovision ^.ofy and has undergone severe sufferings h? mouths and been expected to die. It Nlè > "I was attacked with spasms ro'Jll,c ]i £ heart. The paiin was dreadful, alK Viie well wrapped up and resting close by ^t I felt very cold..Sometimes my <1°?, c(PYt here three times a day. My a-pFt^lte p'etely left me. and I dreaded the wl*V,pis of food. Wijth evtry attack of the felt myself to be getting weaker aud It was not safe to leave me alone »°J have somebody to watch me. I °f11-ui^- I sleep more than an hour of a uight,^ sometimes was Unable to sit down in ;i t>° I felt I should nob recover and_ ;,°ut fr<?n0 exist, much longer. I was suffer dyspepsia. upasniH of the heart, and nervous debility. My attention was at"' however, by an article j newspaper albout the great \v' to home people by taking '( liams' Pink Pills for Pale t'1 ie- and I commenced to take them. After the first box I felt a little better. f tite seemed to be a little better, and -1 jee'j £ feel so low-spirited." I had a stronS' xe j thalt I was going to get better. -M1 ,i £ >^v weeks I was al>le to walk aliout, can take a good walk, and attend to got ness. It is marvellous how I lu,Te, rt>eu< well." Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cU1 ness. It is marvellous how TI)!' ce ril well." Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cU1 matrlsm. neuralgia, locomotor ataxy, ^'i-atio11-^ dance, nervous headache, and Pr°S fhrOu!, diseases of the blood, such as sorofmij' erysipelas, &o., restore pale and s*" gpfCJ^ pi ex ions to the glow of health, are a for all the troubles peculiar to the 'en and in men cure all cases arising fr0lVa]d overwork, or excesses. They :11' ic all ohemists, and by Dr. William* Company, 46, Holiborn-viaduot. bo" J-.l 2s. 9d. a box, or eiix Ixixes for 13- ''ij Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People in the wooden boxes with P'"l'i Tl bearing the full name. Dr. WilliaI1y jJO1' Pill« for Pale Peopk. I I