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September ^ERGAVENNY.

U EBBW VALE.

I PONTYPOOIi.

BRYNMAWR.

PONTRHYDYRHUN.

RHYMNEY.

MONMOUTH.

POLICE COURT.—TUESDAY.

SIRHOWY.

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------------CARDIFF WATCH…

MERTHYR.

THE MURDER AT LEIGH WOODS.

BURGLARY AND MURDER.

MEN M I LL 1 I\ J^ £ S,

HOW TO MELT PEARLS.

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HOW TO MELT PEARLS. A Roman Governor killed himself because he could not supply his daughter with jewels. Perhaps Miss Clarke, step-daughter of Colonel Waugb, might have driven a stronger Roman to despair. That is to say, un- less she be a type of her graceful class—the elass which clothes itself in soft raiment from Bond-street, and some- times does not pay the bill. Really, however, the ninth statue in the Arabian palace would be unreasonable if it could not walk or rile without parasols at eighteen guineas each, or smile in chandelier light without a wreath of golden roses. Supposing the Maiy in question. to be a lily, what would be the cost of painting it, for a morning at Court? A lace chemisette (we suppose), £5 a white glacé dress, with gold and white lace train. and gold brocade, J55 10s.; a head-dress, with gold wreath and feathers, i5 5s.; ten buttons, f5 a pair of Mechlin lace sleeves, LS 8s. For one afternoon, possi- ply, this may be considered liberal; but what if the painted lily require a fresh coating ten times during the season, upon a similar scale ? Weil, we will waive that. If necessary, let Mary wear real turquoise buttons, green and white Court dresses rich with pearls, point- lace parasols lighter than Indian canopies, shell buttons, silver azaleas, sapphire wreaths, rose point bonnets, crys- tallized silks, and all the houri draperies and decora- tions which dedecked the elegance of Mary, daughter of Mrs. Waugh but there is an item which cannot be par- doned "Dressing four dolls, £12 12s." Whose dolls ? Are dolls ever dressed in this way ? 44 Of course," Miss Mary says. Then say no more of African idols, for if you bedizen a block of wood, or a mass of wax, linen, and sawdust, with exquisite tissues and jewelling, you are not less mad or idolatrous than the worshippers of Mumbo-Jumbo. The costume of a wedding party, in the Waugh family, seems to have cost £ 1,200. And a great horror is excited. Stay a moment: you saw the bridesmaids come out cf the church you admired and envied them. You flatteied the young Cleopitra with her wreath of silver and diamonds. You never thought then that this would come to bankruptcy. After .If, however; bankruptcy is the end of it, and we may think of that when we next see a lady whom it has cost a thousand pounds sterling to conceal her relationship to the Greek ideal. Perhaps, however, there is a Greek precedent. The sculptor put a r"be of gold on his ivory statue; and, in like manner, English living ivory is covered with gold and pearls which have been melted in a West-end crucible.

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