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Lijiil AID GENERAL NEWS. ig to hcaty rtins a lands-lip occurred. 4i i Thursday night, at th.- i?mbunkm'int »t Ov kers Yard. n«&r Merlhyr Tydvii, en- tev v blocking the Tuff Vale line. Tut" ^jers had to slight, on one side of She ut.q.p,,ge,a,nd walk to imother train beyond <hi Saturday, after a painfully brief illness, th. I],ith took place of Councillor J. Roberts, <3t'irr:. v, one of the best-known public men in Noslh Wales. Deceased, who was fift.y-toar y< ».*n <>f ogK, had served in all the governing for jui uninterrupted period of twenty- «jy' rf.rs. He was chairman of th« Own way Bc&rd of Guardians. Although advised JllmrtL-, ago to give up his public work, lie \n-?i m,*d to die in harness. (1,.1 Saturday an unusual visitor was oJJ- i*ei"Vi_-d in the waters of the Foryd Harbour, llhv) Some fishermen noticed a line seal ia the w.ter, and many residents lined the son wai.. <<i watched the movements of the visit- or. ;ie seal rested at times on a. plank. and ttft* r- ,r&s swam under the Foryd bridge m tfie r r jction of Rhuddlan. It in the first time tbit .1 ^eal has-beeai seen so close in shore at Rhyl. 'the. Jitatiou official* at Rhyl witnessed a sen' nation incident on Thursday night. Tne "lier,! train which leaves 10.15 had barely dean the platform when a carnage dioor «r>e..>■■' and a young woman n;tni'Vi Ma,gg> e •Tor • of Swine Market, Denbigh, leaped oi> *4 x.u.- train. She was picked uj unconscious and ^nveved! to the Alexandra Hospita.. wb. he wa* found suffering from coueus- sioii, A syndicate hai? been, forr.ied for the pur- pose <> constructing electric ca.rs to run be- tween Llangollen and Vitle, Crucis Abbey. "L&st imiruT several Americans were a.t Llan- jjrall. and it is believed that the 'proposed vsyM< j is the outcome of the visit. The tw also approached several of the pro- pri< *.<, ■rs of the flannel factories about Llaa- I gollKj. ,uid Ghîl, Dut no agreement of sala ha3 yet in • n. effected. Li: on Thursday evening a disastrous five brol ut at the Talybor t Glan Conway Post Ofti. The port. office. is attached to a dra- per' -:vor», in which the fire was first dis- cr>Yt ile, flames rapidly spreading to the post ..flee itself. It being a rural locality 1])6I" v ere no telegraphic instruments. Much swto; vy is expressed with Mr W. R. Ed- waf the postmaster and owner of the shop. Tiie r<pei*ty was only partially insured. Ir year 1902 occurs the Tercentenary o £ 'Alp5:K,!t-ic Shorthand in England. The t'arh s: shorthand system witr an alphabetic basi.« "s that of J. Willis, puolished in 1602, mid "]';tm[ln' Phonetic Jotinal' for the 4th Janiv -'v devote* special attertini to the first editi v of Willis's book. of which the only knoT n copies are in the British ?vTuseunx and the ^Heion Library. The progress of mode shorthand receives notice in the same issue the periodical, wh d. the late Sir Isjuu x'ttman edit-ed for fifty-1-« years. This week has. moreover, been -permanently en- large ■ ]. with new features of interest addeod. Tt: Children's Protecti m League points iflit t. the penalty for ufringinc; the Chil- dren'r:tr-cwhich came in1) iorc<- on t.he 1st inpt. dll be 40s for the 4 rst offence and E5 for :iTiv gubfequent offenc applicable to both pnblirm and fender. Sfanv pubUcans throir ir'iotit the cowi'rv intiTnit/' the inten- tion ',of, to ser\"e chi1, rer under fourteen years of age under any circumstances what- ever. Where the publi ans will avail them- solve: < F the "corked n, d sealed-' provisions 4 th Act. confusion e? i»ts 811 to what com- plies vith the conditio s. Some favour a crimr* label for pint >o+tles served to chil- dren ader femrt^n. ,thers favour seal.M;- •wax. T,olice notices Iw .'e been issiie.l lioan" »scriljing the previsions of the Act and iS strictly enforced. SX j» »!-SB £ ? iog. charged with stealing J i, value *•"« guineas, the pro--T.y o k«'s Howe.i: Jones, a wide* living at v n tenuce.—-Mr R. 0. ravies, who appeared on behalf of the father of the pr^ne^ toJd a cuiioi story of the: lad's :aieer. was eleven years old be ra i away from home no feM than fourth 1 tim- s to d"t'int place. WTien d mough he vas ria<n'f' on .° train;i x ship, find when hi 'eft there, having expres^ d a wish to go t> ><ea. he was found a poy.i:<in on bonid a Iwt- bourd for New- fonndl 'd. Wiien this bont called (it. Ham- burg te managed t<- gf ashore. leaving his kit. beh id hini. Tae .a,ther next heard of him at Devonport, vhe -e a brother, a soldier, was then stationed, f ioney to pay his rail- way f; it -1 home was se t to iym there, he made 'i;s war to Card ff, and afterwards wan- flrred i'O-ut SoMth Tales, finally reaching home >« & most pvtiai: e condition. His father had hii" examined! IV a loesxl doctor, who pioivoT r,eed him to 1 j mentally deficient, and it way- nar.ged th; a specialist, should see him. Befoie thi• examination could take P'ace, wever, t11-. prisoner a £ ain ran eway. La.st v k he wa seen a.t Wrexham by a man v- belongs to Blaenau Festiniog, and be pet him lo gings at the house in St. Mark': lerraee, here Mrs Howell Jones was stay-in r The r rt day he was <:t'nt out on an "err r. 1 and ever returned. A gold watch was Kubsequi .tly missed, and information given '(• the olice. The prisoner was dis- eoTcrp 1 in Li erpool, where he, naa sold tue '.ratch,nd 1 a ■> arrested by thl3 city police. The i,istr A, remanded the prisoner, and ordeal him to be agajn medically examined. LIGTTTSF-S. SIMPLICITY, and NUTRI- ltlFNT are ti.e essentials of good food. 7 are n. "•Hf.T for all a{?e; but they are es- peCTa!'1 m ortant, for infants, growing ch'J" dven. \m.-l invalids. HORLTCK'R MALIED Mn^K -or bines the three requisites, and is therefor- an ideal diec for the nursery and .vifk-nM-; But it is no less valuable to adults ordinary health, as it assi^ to maint," health Every class of life bears evider twits mHits. Athletes, bram-work- ers, n of business, cyclists, and travellers «*e' r Recommended bv doctors and nurse*, who use it themselves. Prepared-easily with .iter only. Of all chemists, la oa. (y, lis. Send for free samples and {>pk ,>< ry matter to Horlick and Otr., 34. Yarr .g- on road. London, T].C.

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