JOHN WILLIAMS & SON, WYNNSTAY MONUMENTAL WORKS, I RUTHIN. I z Memorials a Granite, Marble & Stone. Quality and Workmanship guaranteed. Estimates Free and Designs on application. LETTER CUTTING A SPECIALITY. Distance no object. 233f21. 15 —— Spring & Summer Novelties. Ladies' and Children's Underwear, Corsets, Gloves, Umbrellas, &c. DliESSMAKING on the Premises. BOYS' and MENS' SUITS made to order. Perfect fit gaaranteed. « R. HARRIS JONES" New Millinery, Dress and Costume Materials 1 Coats & Skirts, Robes, Blouses, Ladies' Neckwear, &c. MARKET STREET, RUTHIN. 7 282ml0 THE UNIVERSAL FORD CARS absolutely iiidippensible to the Business Man. Ford Runabouts aci2s Ford Touring CaM ici 35 Ford Town Car« — • J6180 1914 DEMONSTRATION CARS for Trial Rons to intending Purchasers. CARS FOR HIRE. CUSHION & PINNINGTON, AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERS, Well Street,. RUTHIN. 245my30 ( I GRAMAPHONEST. I WE SUPPLY YOU WITH ANY I MAKE OF MACHINE FROM 19/6. [ CASH OR EASY PAYMENTS., ZONOPHONE and r*/42 PH(ENIX and -f/ Donbl COL RENA RECORDS, ^■/O* CINCH RECORDS, ■/ ■■ Sides SEND FOR LIST OF RECORDS AND MACHINES. Post Free. « W. A. MARRS, Well Street, Ruthin. — .¡..f': ê' .(- t B !jB I I I ¡- YOU-, GET A VVATC H T H) rom -=: [iiiiiifff mm?1 t @ 'i$,S:i :;ty.; '<('2.XJ Exclusive Designs in Engagement and Wedding Rings PRIVATE ROOM FOR SELECTIONS AN DlFITTINU. ffiiS BONNER THOMAS, Jewell^ RUTHIN. fi'A RM ER' 0m SETTER^ VQUlCKERSALtS TH CATtiLOGUES It THE OR.CHID MLG CO mBmmm FltOM AGENTS /0 108, OITY ROAD AGENT MR. J. E. FRANCIS, 2, MOUNT SREET. RUTHIN BEFORE BUYING YOUR FARM and GARDEN SEEDS Inspect Samples aDd compare Prices with THOMAS ROBERTS, Seedsman, Ruthin. Prices and Samples by post on receipt of Postcard. Telephone 33, Rathin. 285f.l251 I r I It Is False Economy to I Economise In. Bread. Bread is an everyday article of diet and to eat impoverished bread ia jaab to aeek ill- health. The best bread u cheapest in the end. You will feel stronger and look stronger, work better and make more, if you supply your body with the necessary nutriment to perform its duties, Bermaline Bread is renowned for its purity, flavour, and Louriahing properties. It is just: the Pure Wheat, finely ground, to which has been added the nourishment and tligestibiliby of Bermaline Malt Extract. If you wish the best bra d, the bread to keep you fb, you must have 60aK Sold only by E. W. DA VIES, Eagles Stores, Ruthin. 305m21 —»
RUTEIIN. PERSONAL. Col W Cornwallis West, the Lord Lieutenant, who has been staying at Cannes, and was over for the Inquiry at Denbigh on Friday, has now gone on a visit to the Prince and Princess of 2?1GSS HOUSING AND TOWN PLANNING. The Mayor (Alderman T J Roberts) and the Borough Surveyor (Mr J Rioe Jones) attended as representatives of the Town Council the conference on Housing and Town Planning held at Cheater on Thursday and Friday last, MARKET PRICES. The following were the prices at the market on Tuesday i- Fowl@, 69 to 5s Sd per oouple ducks, 6s Od per couple; eggs, 16 for Is; fresh butter, 1s 21d and Is 3d per lb; small tabs, Os Od per Ib fat pigf, 6d per lb; rabbits, Is 5d per couple. HOUW & SON, BUTHIN, The Executors of T. J. Rouw, deoeased, beg to intimate that the Business of CHEMIST, DRUGGIST and GENERAL WAREHOUSEMAN, carried on by him in the name of ROUW & BON for so many years will be oontinued by his Widow, Mrs. Rouw, under the management of Mr. R. J. Rogers. It ia hoped that the generous support accorded to the late Mr. T. J. Rouw will be extended to Mrs. Rouw in her conduct of the Business. N.B.-The Dispensing will be done by Mr. Rogers, who is fully qualillad. 297m28 NEW CURATE. The Rev J Rhys Clarke, who was ordained Deacon by the Bishop of St) David's on Sunday, March Bih. commenced his duties as curate of St Peter's and Llanrbydd Churches, Ruthin, on Sunday last. He is a native of the parish of Llanon, Cardiganshire. UNIONIST MEETINGS. The Unionist candidate for West Denbigh- shire, Mr W H Williams, Oolwyn Bay, haa during the past fortnight held meetings in furtherance of his candidature in all the villages surrounding Ruthin. The meetings have been well attended, and in each instance he has been given a good hearing. ST PERER'S CHURCH. The Bishop of St Aaaph will hold a confir- mation service at Sb Peter's Church on Wednesday, April 8ah, The fourth of the series of sermons on Love' was preached by the Rev the Warden on Sunday evening, the discourse being on 'Love of our Country.' The Rev J Thomas, rector of Efenechtyd was the special preaoher at the Welsh service on Wednesday, and the Rev E Evans, reobor of Llanfairtalhaiarn, at the English service on Thursday. GWYL DEWI ENGLYN PRIZE. The prize of 5s offered by the Rev T Priohard, in connection with the town celebra- tion of St David's Day tor the best onglyn on the 'Lecturer,' has been awarded to Mr Benjamin Da vies, Olwydfa, Ruthin, for the following:— Ar gê1 hanea tyr goleuni-oi ddyag, Ac oi ddawn uohelfri; I fyd Ilea mae'n aileni Etto'n ol ein seintiau ni." TOWN COUNCIL MEETING. A special meeting of the Town Gounoil was held on Tuesday evening, presided over by His Worship the Mayor, for the purpose of appoint- ing an aiderman to act as returning officer at the election of a County Councillor to be held on Friday, the 27oh March, in place of the Mayor who is a candidate at the eleotion. Alderman Ezra Roberts was appointed. The Council afterwards sat as a committee to con- sider the estimates for rates for the ensuing year. FOOTBALL. Dnring the course of the league match with Llanddulas at Ruthin on Saturday, W Roberts, the home goalkeeper, had the misfortune to fracture his leg in a collision with the outside left of Llanddulas. Fortunately, several of the spectators were able to render first aid, and then carried him te Dr Bjford's surgery, Later he was conveyed to Denbigh Infirmary, where, we are glad to say, he is making good progress. A benefit match will be played to. morrow (Saturday), when Rhyl Town will provide the opposition, and a good game is anticipated.
Billiard Match. A team of billiard players from the Consti- tutional Club journeyed to Corwen on Thursday last to play a matoh with a team from Oorwen Constitutional Club. Some good play was witnessed on both sides, and the result was a f victory for the home team. The scores were as 1 follows:— CORWEN. RUTHIN. Pierce (sen.) 123 H Dudley • • 160 Pierce (jun.) 150 T Garner. 138 Davies 150 W H Williams 126 Jones 128 F Tickener 150 Plack 100 T W Williams 123 Dr Hindley 103 L Forder. 150 T Jones 150 A Swainaon 112 Roberts 160 J E Morris 112 1104 1061
Agricultural Hall. Messrs T & W Leathes conducted their usual sale of fat ana stock on Monday, in the the presence of a large company of local and distant buyers, and had again an exceedingly good show of approaching 40 fat beasts, which were cleared, prices of late weeks being well maintained. Best, JE18 59, Mr Hugh Jones, Vronbella 9 from Pool Park Farm, C17 2s 6i to R18 17a 6d I aCl7 2161, Mr Jones, Hetty eight making from £16 to 919, Mr J K Williamson; j others from £ 13 10) to 915 15s. Rearing calves from 3h to 55s. The entry of aheep was quite up to the average, and slightly better trade was witnessed. Welsh wethers from Mr F Jones, Pwlly. clai, 32j 3d Messrs Jones, Maesannog, 27s 9 Mr T 0 Jones, Panyparo, 2iJ to 31s; Mrs Beech, Cricoor, 28s Mr D Williams. Btynoymmer, 273 91 and 28i 31 Mr E R Jones, Llanbedr, 27s. Beat Welsh yearlings made op to 24J from Mr E Jo es, Wern, Llanbedr. Oross-bred sheep from 42s to 54s 6d. There was a nice entry of fat pigs, which were readily sold, in some cases realizing 9j 81 per live score. As will be seen in our advertising columns Messrs Leathes will oonduct their Speoial Easter Prize Show and Sale of fat cattle and steep on Monday. March 30ih, commencing at 10 a.m., and for fat lambs, veal calves, bacon and pork pigs on Taesday, April 7th (fair day), thus avoid- ing the usual keep in this department. 7
Sourfy Ringworm Cured. ZAM-BUK ENDS A SCHOOLBOY'S TORTURE. Alfred Davis came home from school one day with a scurfy patoh on his head. It developed into a shocking attack of ringworm which nothing but Zim-Buk oould cure. I painted the scurfy patch,' says Mrs. E. M. Davies, of 149, Perry Rise, Forest Hill, London, S.E., but to my dismay the ring- worm spread all over the poor boy's head. The sores were so painful that Alfred screamed and straggled whenever I touched them. It was really heart-breaking work dressing his head. After f hree months' treatment the doctor told me he could do no more and advised me to take Alfred to the hospital. I didn't like the idea, however, though the boy's scalp was tt terrible sight. I read one day how Zam-Buk had cured a little girl's sore head, and said t-i my hueband I feel sure that if anything will oure Alfred, this Zim-Buk will.' So we got some Zim-Buk and Zsm-Buk Medicinal Soap as well, with which we persevered with astonishing results. Zam-Buk delighted us by the way it soothed Alfred's pain and itching, and cleared away the shocking sores. In a few weeks Alfred was free from disease and his soalp was sweat and healthy again, He has now returned to school quite cured. Our four-years-old child, Lily, had a very sore hand through trapping it in her father's bioycle wheels. Eam-Bok healed the Bore plaoe in quick time. I should not consider our home oomplete without a box of this magic Zam-Buk." Zam-Buk owes its astonishing success to its rare and unique herbal origin, and its complete freedom from the ooarse animal fats found in common ointments. Zam-Buk is sold only in sealed boxes. Of all chemists and drug atores
Boast not (thyself of to-morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. The clerk who sees nothing ahead of him is apt to find something close behind him. Do your duty and a little more, and the future will take care of itself.—ANDREW CARNEGIE. Without worship, no religion: without re- ligion, no permanent freedom.-MONTAI,EMBERT. Work is the very salt of life, not only preserv- ing it from decay, but also giving it tone and flavour.-BLACK. Good humour may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society.—THACKERAY. No idea can succeed except at 'the expense of sacrifices; no one ever escapes without a stain from the struggle of life.—RENAX. c Good-breeding is benevolence in trifles, or the preference of others to ourselves in the little daily occurrences of life.—CHATHAM. Every heart that liar, bea.t strong and cheer- fully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world and bettered 'the tradition of mankind.— I R. L. STEVENSON. As in a man's life, so in his studies. I think it is .the most beautiful and humane ithing in the world so tc mingle gravity with pleasure that the one may not sink into melancholy, nor the other rise up into warlonness.—PLINY. Hold your opinions firmly without therefore thinking it noeessarv to condemn with bitterness those of everyone else. Do not think that your own strength of mind will always increase in proportion to your strength of language.— CREIGHTON
STEEL IN BIOYCLES. Just as the steel ship succeeded its wooden and iron predeoesors, so the II all steel bicyole has established its position in the cyoling world. The Raleigh Company are fortunate in their trade desciption, expressing as it does the acme of excellence both of material and workmanship. At the same time it must not be supposed for a single moment that a to Raleigh is beyond the purse of the most humble rider. The models themselves vary in price to suit the pocket, but the cheapest is I itself a model of strength, lightness, and re- liability. Visitors to the Lake Districb have noticed that a majority of machines in use there are Raleighs. This in itself is a tribute to good workmanship, as the mountain roads in that harming part of England demand the best if cyoling is to be the safe and enjoyable pastime it is in other less exaoting districts.
RATS.—A Ratcatcher killed 435 Rats with Rodine" Rat Poison. A farmer got 315. A gamekeeper got thousands. Certain death. No escape. A ohemioal marvel. 6d., Is,, 28., 3a., 5s.; posb 2d. HABLEY, Chemist, Perth, Agent: R. D. Hughes, Chemist. Denbigh. TAPEWORMS expelled in a few hours Particulars free. Hlgson, 225, N. Ohurob IStereb, Nottingham. II St. Asaph Literary and Debating Society. A LECTURE will be delivered On MONDAY, MARCH 23rd, 1914, j at the I Church House, St. Asaph, ] by GEORGE PORTER, ESQ., Denbigh, ent,itled I IN THE NORTH OF ANGLESEY.' Ohairman-The KEY. JOHN FISHES, B.D. The Lsoture will be illustrated with specially prepared Lantern Slides. Doors open at 8 p.m. To commence at 8.15. The General Pablic are invited to attend, Children nob admibted. Silver Collection. 327m21
ST ASAPH. I St. Asaph Board of Guardians. }<RI»AT.—Mr J Frimston, Rhyl, pre- sided, and Mr William Jones, Llanntfydd, occupied the vice-chair LlEo present Messrs T Evans, J Jones, J B Williams, Abergele Robert Davie3, Bettwa Thoa Hughes, Bodelwyddan W S Roberts, Bodfari Owen Rees, Oofn F Bibby, Cwm J Ellis Jones, Denbigh Edwin Morgan, Tremeirchion Ed Williams, Dyserth R Armor Jones, Wm Williams, i P Roberts, Owen Roberta, Llannefydd; Canon Roberts, Rev D Griffiths, Messrs R Jones, Prestatyn E Jonea, Llewelyn Lloyd, Rhuddlan S Parks, J Roberts- Jones, I Batho, Rhyl J Lothian, St Asaph and Ed Davies, Waen. I THE NURSING STAFF WHO IS TO TAKE NIGHT DOTY Canon Roberts presented the report of the Visiting Committee, and said Norse Hughes had been on night duty in the infirmary for six months continuously, and it had been suggested that she re- quired a holiday. The matter had been discussed with the superintendent nurse, who did not feel disposed to take on night duty. Arrangements had now been made that one of the probationers should take a turn at night duty, and also that the Board advertise for a temporary nurse for six months. The Local Government Board did not favour one nurse being on night duty continuously, but at the end of six months the probationers would be < able to take the duty. There were at the present time 55 cases in the infirmary, and they had the superintendent nurse, Nurse Hughes, and the two probationers. Mr Thomas Evans asked why it was that Nurse Hughes had to take night I duty for so many months. Mr E Morgan Because Mrs Hughes would not take her turn. Mr Ellis Jones And you oinnot expect J her to. She is the superintendent, and has to be at it all day. Mr Thomas Evans Has she refused to take duty at night ? Mr W S Roberts She has refused. Canon Roberts: She was not asked to do it, I think. Mr W S Roberts Yes, she was and she refused point blank. The Chiiirman said that they had to remember that the superintendent nurse had to attend to the infirmary all day, and she was very hard worked. There was very little to do at night, but she could be called upon at any hour to assist. Mr Ellis Jones seconded thaft the Baard advertise for a temporary nurse. Mr Thomas Evans moved an amendment that they do not advertise. He was told that the superintendent nurse was going to resign if they foroed her to take night duty, and personally he thought that would II be the beat thing for her to do so that the Board would kno* where it was. Mr Bibby seconded. The Vice-Chairmen said the superin- tendent nurse was there to do what they I asked her. They had had to pay pounds for nurses more than formerly. In reply to Mr Davies, the Chairman said they had more c&ees in the infirmary now than twelve months ago. Mr Davies supported the amendment and said he was afraid that they were going too far with the nurses, and soon they would have more nurses than patients. Mr E Morgan also supported, and etid that he did not think there was any need for another nurse. At one time they only had one nurse in the house, and now they had four. Mr Batho supported the Committee^ They could not expect the superintendent j nurse to take night duty when she had to superintend all day. Mr Thomas Evans thought they should manage with the present staff. They had had to do so when the superintendent nurse was laid up. Mr J Lothian said he understood that 21 patients was the maximum for one nurse, and here they had 55. Mr Ellis Jones said the superintendent nurse was the best they had ever had, and no other institution would ever do with less staff. Mr T Evans hoped the farmers would oppose the extra nurse, They had to pay for services, and they should insist upon the staff doing what they wanted them to. The Chairman You are calling upon the superintendent nurse to resign. Mr Thomas Evans Then let her, by all means. The Chairman said they had really no business to interfere in that matter, as the doctor could call in what nurses he wanted. The Board could not dispense with the services of such a high official as a super- intendent nurse without the sanction of the I Local Government Board, and he was sure I they would not agree to it. The superin- 9 tendent nurse would be supported by the Local Government Board, seeing that the whole infirmary was in her hands and she supervised all day. 1 Mr Bibby asked whether the superin- tendent nurse said she would rather resign than do the night duty. The Chairman said she did. He hoped the members would be most careful as to what charges they made against an official, and he hoped that Mr Evans would with- draw and allow the arrangement to go on for six months. Mr Lothian warned the Board that they J were on delicate ground. Last year they 1 spent nearly X30 in advertising before they I got a nurse, and the Ruthin Board had spent about L27 on the same thing. The Rev D Griffiths said that during the winter months there was a great deal -=. 4' ( more sickness, but daring the summer the inlrmary would not be so orowded. fie suggested as a compromise that they en- I gage a temporary nurse for three months. Mr T Evans accepted this, and it was agreed to. The sum of d2 2s was voted to the Llannefydd District Nurse Fund. THE POOR LAW RETURNS. It was pointed out that the St Asaph Union in the p)or law returns for Wales stood third on the liat for the first half year as to the cost per bead of food, Ac., for the Workhouse, the sum being X5 14s Id, whereas the average for the district was 98 2e 4i. In the second half year it was second, with 25 16s Id, aa against an average of £ 7 15& 8d. Mr Batho congratulated the officials and the staf on the excellent report, and said it was a credit to all concerned.
St Asaph (Flint) Rural District Council. FRIBAY.—Mr J Lothian, J.P., pre- sided, and Mr F Bibby occupied the vice- chair. DEPUTY MEDICAL OFFICER. Dr Lloyd, St Asaph, was in attendance as deputy medical officer of health, and said he would ba pleased to co-operate with the Council in every way possible, and to assist Dr Lloyd Roberts, The Chairman said there was no doubt that during the past few weeks Dr Lloyd had been able to do a great deal of work. He knew that Dr Lloyd had baen around St Asaph. Dr Lloyd gave the Board information of his partial inspection of the city drains and said when they had been over the whole city, and had seen to the proper connections being made, they would be able to stamp out the diptheria epidemic. St Asaph Parish Council called atten- tion to the d:phtheria, and the Chairman said they would now be able to reply that they had the matter in hand, and would do all that was possible. THE HOUSING DIFFICULTIES. The Sanitary Surveyor rerd a letter from Miss M L Jones, Weill ton Rhyn Vicarage, Oawestry, in reply to a notice served upon her to carry out certain im- provements at No 3, Denbigh-road, St Asaph. She asked that she should be allowed until 1915 to carry out the work. The duties she had had to pay since comiog into the property were heavy, and, what with these and repairs, she found that she was unable to do the work now. The expenses practically swallowed up all her income. She was quite willing to carry out the repairs when able, but unless the Council were prepared to be lenient she would have no alternative but to close the houses for a time, but she did not want to turn the tenants out. The Chairman said no doubt it was very hard on the landowners, and it was doubly hard on the tenants, because if they were turned out they would have nowhere to go. In reply to questions, the Surveyor said the late Mrs Jones had done a great deal in the way of repairs. The Chairman said that the last tenant in the house lived to the age of 97 or 99. It was decided not to enforce the notice this year. NEW DWELLINGS AT ST ASAPH. A letter was read from Mr H A Cleaver asking the Council to contribute to the cost of extending the sewer in Mount-road, St Asaph, to new dwellings to be erected there. It was decided to offer Mr Clearer the usual contribution of pipes. ROAD MATTERS. A letter was read from Mr R E Birch, Bryn Celyn, St Asaph, calling attention to the very bad state of the road from Rose- hill to Glascoed. He described the road as one having islands of stones in winter and two inohes of dust in the summer. He knew of no worse road in Flintshire or Denbighshire. The Road Sarveyor (Mr Lloyd) dis- agreed with this description, and said that the road was better since they had used harder stone. The Committee agreed to inspect it. >
SOMETHING FOR YOUNG FOLKS. t —— HOW TOMMY ESCAPED. At breakfast restless wtle Tommy began to I play with the cruet-stand. His father told hint not to do-eo. He persisted, and at last upset it and spilt the pepper on the tablecloth. His father said: "Now, Tommy, you were disobedi- ent and upset the pepper castor, and I really ought to make the punishment tit the crime by nutting some of the pepper on your tongue." Tommy looked up like a flash, and asked: Would I be punished the same, dad, if I upset the sugar-bowl? PRINCE IN WOMAN'S CLOTHES. Once upon a time there was a Prince called Charlie, and he went to Scotland to fight some battles. But the other side won in those battles, and as his soldiers were killed, or else had run away. Prince Charlie was all alone and in great danger. For, you know, the soldiers who be- longed to the other side were looking every- where for Prince Charlie, and if they had caught him they would have put him into prison or killed him. But Prince Charlie had lots of friends in Scot- land, and one of those friends was a young lady called Flora Macdonald. Miss Flora said she would try to save Prince Charlie, so she dressed him up in a woman's clothes and called him Betty Burke! Then they both got on horses and rode away, and if anyone asked who that funny-looking girl was, Miss Flora said: "Oh, that is my servant, Bettv Burke! Miss Flora and Betty Burke had many narrow escapes of being taken by the soldiers, but at last Prince Charlie took off his woman's clothes. and afterwards sailed away to France, where he \\r1] g, (111 jt.ø. f Q BUT no nsver forgot brave NTiv, Flora. And when .,l. in Engi:.n«i got t. know about Miss Flcra ,a )Pray& Jred ilioy uid was a and h*ndr«d* of ladi. 1\ in •ariiag^g to eu her, to that they could _iay, "I liavo .Lakeu I baiadr. with bri. YiII Fiura Masdenald." THE MISCHIEVOUS PARROT. A young lady onoa went into a shop to buy a thing or two, and when she had got inside some- one in the (drop said, in a shrill and squeaky voice, "Shut the door, will you? Don't you know any bettor? It's co;J outside." The younff lady went back to the door and shut it, and then, when f;he looked behind the counter, she was surprised to see that it was only a poll parrot that had been talkin/ to her! It was rather droll, a-nd the poll parrot seemed to think to too, for it laugh-xL "Ha! ha! ha! ha! The young lady wmled to think how the had been deceived, and she turned round to look at some chocolate* which looked very nice in a glass case. Just then tomeonw Mid, W hat car. I yet for you this rnorning, mll-*? The yeung- lady thought it was th« no"! parrot epea-kinj again. •• «h« laughed. an«, vrn-hout looking round. MiAi, II Ii Tea oio n.¡ your tonffu*, I irall apma round and puii y-our bit for you! Then the tUrHQd round tc look at tho putchieveut poll parrot, and v"4 aw inat it was not th. polly a.t all who had tpoken tiiat time. It was the lady who owned the shop: Of course, both ladies laugnod very much at the droll mistake which had been made, and Polly herscli joined in and 6cr»am«d Ha ha ha! Wa»n't that ckv«r? GREEDY PAUL. Wo have a boy in our tow*. Whose like you ielcloxn see. 'And he can emiie or darkiy frown At all my friends and nï. And 'when I said (as is my way): "Oh, good and gentle Paul, Come vim me at home to-day. And bring your bat a.nd ball," His face with pleasure peemcd to glow, His glance was eoft and mild, And truly you can guess. I know, How thoroughly he suiiled. But then he aiglied, with features glum, What thamea ILe to repeat, "Jutt let me know, before i come, How much you've got to eat." "No, no," said I, "my dearest Paul, Your love puch words betray. ■. If food is all for which you call, I prithee atop away." And so he did. But even though His greed I shall iorget-, 'Tis only right that he should know I I'vo not forgotten yot. THE PROUD DONKEY. Thr was once a very proud donkey who lived in the same field with a rabbit and a wild canary. Whenever tho forest fox Tan through the field the rabbit would scurry into its burrow and the wild canary would fly into a tree. Hee- haw laJghed the donkey, "surely 1 am --lie bravest animal in the world. The rabbit rUüil into hie hole and the canary fliee to the top of the tree, but I stand my ground and am not afraid." The rabbit stuck his head out of the hole and wrinkled his nose as he said Yes, indeed, you have courage. I wish I knew what makes you so brave, so I could be like you." "My brayery," said the donkey, "lies in my earl". See how i.-rge and beautiful they are." "Oh, no," said the rabbit, "for my ears are quite as large for my size as yours are for you." "Then," said the donkey, "no doubt my bravery lies in my tail. See how limber and use- ful it is. Even the flies fear :t." Oh, yes," said the ralbbit, who had no tail at al'l to speak of. but the wild canary said: "Tee hee.! Tee hee! I have a tail which is larger for my size than is your ragged rope of & tail for yours." Then my bravery is in my hind heels," said the donkey. Very likely," eaid the canary; but the rab- bit eaid: "I can hardly think so, for I myself can kick quite hard with my hind feet." Oh, well," said the donkey, "perhaps you will believe that my strength lies in my voice. Listen! I have the strongest and sweetest voice in the world." But 11 the wild canary eaid: Your voice is all noise." rsonsense," s-aid tno cionk<?y, angriiy. find as he saw some travellers approaching he started to hee-haw as hard as ho could. The canary started to trill sweetly and clearly, and the rab'oit was surprised, for though the canary's voice was so small, still he could hear it quite plainly ia epite of the donkey's terrible noiee, just as you can hear the thin, sweet song of the violin above the thunder of the pipe organ. Presently one of the people on the roaa picked up a club and threw it at the donkey, and said: Stop your ugly bray, you beast; you spoil the eong of the canary." The astonished donkey stopped and the rabbit pulled hi« head back into his hole so that the donkey could not see him laugh. When he looked out again, the donkey said: To tell the truth, my trienas, my superiority TO au me VLIIUK creatures is my large brain." But the rabbit and the canary answered in a breath How can that be, when you have been proved to be wrong so often this morning?" By this time the poor donkey was so eo.ifueed and angered that he did not know what to answer. But (would you believe it?) he still b&- lieved that he was the greatest of all animals. ARTFUL. Both father and mother struggled valiantly to teach little Effie to repeat the letter "A." The child emphatically refused to pronounce the first letter of the alphabet, and, after many vain efforts, the father retired from the fight dis- couraged. The mother took the little girl on her lap and pleaded with her affectionately. "Dearie, why don't you learn to say 'A? she asked. "Because, mamma," explained Effie. "dess as soon as I say A' you an' papa will want me to say 'B.' GEOGRAPHY IN WORDS. Have you ever realised that we have got seve- ral of our religious words from the Jewish tongue, that is, from Hebrew? For iterance, Hosannah. Messiah, and Jubilee. Then there ia an Arabian word that is constantly on your tongue, in fact, we get most of our arithmetical terms from Arabia, as Algebra, cypher., and almanack. Two words we get from Turkey are sash and tulip. We have also a few Persian words, as azure, caravan, and czar. And the rugged Celtic still lives in our language in such short sha.rp words as clan, kilt, plaid, and bard. India has given us bungalow, calico, and muslin. We get bushman and bushranger from Austra- lia; and we are constantly using the word Ir squatter, which has become the title of their landed gentry. Trek and veldt, from South Africa, have entered our dictionary: so have Kaffir, kraal, and zareba, of our Soudan cam- paigns. From the South African Dutch v.o get ;he words commandeer and Uitlandcr. which are now well understood by every Englishman. Ireland has contributed at least one word to our dictionary; it is the word boycott. When you arc rocking in your hammock on a rammer's day in tho garden, you may remember that that is the only Weest Indian word in our language. Columbus found the natives of the Bahamas made stretches of cotton webbing and used to hang them between treevs and recline iu them these they called hamacs. COUSIN KATE.
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