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Weekly NOles by yumuiubiiiixp. The Editor does not hold himself responsible for the opinions expressed in these notes. FEBRUARY. 0 Among the ancient. Romans this was the month of purification (Latin, Februo, to purify by sacrifice). The 2nd of February is a peculiar day with us, for on that day in the Roman Catholic Church there is a candle procession, to consecrate all the candles which will be needed in the church daring the year. The candles symbolise Jesus Christ, called 11 the light of the world,"and "a light to lighten the Gentile." This is is a perpetuation of the old Roman custom of burning candles to the goddess Februa, mother of Mars, to scare away evil spirits, the same as the ring- ing of the church bells is believed to disperse storms and pestilence, drive away devils, and extinguish fire. Now for weather-acres. It is said if the weather is fine and frosty at the close of January and beginning of February, we may look for more winter to come than we have seen up to that time. A Scotch pro- verb has it- If Candlemas Day be dry and fair, The half o' winter's come and mair; If Candlemas Day be wet and foul, The half o' wiutei was gone at Y ouI." The Germans also believe that if the badger peeps out of his bole on Candlemas Day and finds snow, he walks abroad but if he seesthe sun shinning he draws back into his hole. Here, then, is an excellent chance' of verifying old proverbs. —0-0— I adjure the local Nonconformist Ministerial Union to remember this month of purification. -0-0- WANTED! Some philanthropic gentleman to be in readiness with a cab for anything which might turn up in con nection with the alleged Cogan murder. A r. RH:T1'OR1\;f Our local pospot;l I BOsUtt- what glaring. Either the staff is insufficient or dila- tory, hence at times one has to wait an outrageously unreasonable time before being attended to. It is alleged that a Penarth gentleman could not obtain a penny stamp because he had no less change to tender than a florin. He subsequently ascertained from the Postmaster that the clerk was within his (or her) pro- vince in refusing to change the two shilling piece If that be the rule why isn't a notice to that effect prominently posted up ? Again, the office is closed too early, and shopkeepers in and around Windsor- load are greatly annoyed by people importuning for stamps after nine o'clock p.m. -0-0- WAS IT MURDER? Shakespear says, "Murder, though it hath no tongue, will speak with most miraculous organ." With reference to the recent murder case there seems to ba a divergence of opinion among last Friday's jurymen as to whether the body of the child found in a policeman's garden near Cogan were murdered or not. This remarkably astute duodena first gave a precipitate verdict, and then began to impugn its veracity. We must uphold the paternal solicitude of the Crown in searching into cases of sudden or sus- picious death, but on such a momentous occasion, in- volving, happily rare in Penarth, a capital charge, we must see that the empanneIliDgof a jury consists not of "dumb driven cattle," but a twelve compe-utent to formulate an independent judgment. One of the jury, Mr Morris, Gwendraeth, asked a most pertinent question, viz., whether in view of the umbilical cord not being tied there was a possibility of the child's dy- ing from hemorrhage ? The medical witness assever- ated in the affirmative- This, therefore, is the crux. Marks of constriction may have been discovered on the child's neck and bruises on its shoulder, but till rigor mort-is set in, i.e., an hour or two after death, before the blood is cold, the bodj is susceptible, the same as in life, to any external impression. Mark, I am not parrying or condoning the « damnable and ¡ j heinous crime of infanticide," as Dr Pye Cha Yassa anasse puts it, but mereIy urging tbat as the cord Was not qaence, then concealment of birth, in view of olI.„, qaence, then concealment of birth, in view of olI.„, tnrn Tm y the "gbttal *«<&* *> «" that delr7 *rgUedtIlemecli''»l testimony affirmed that death ensued from suffocation. Granted b,7n Eeesalso admitted, in answer to • ° 'f umbilical cord might have caused strangulation. -0-0- SPECIMEN JURORS. In illustration of the sort of the" twelve good men and true" who sit on corpses, I may mentIOn- no ■ • on corpses, I may mention no, not his name—that last Friday at the body found in ^quest oa y 0und m Cogan, one of the inteLWnt men said he didn't want to talk about ° was quite satisfied with what the ,T t J « •• Floating 00 his tier "To h" *>eh an authority! ? f'°m the ':ea -0-0- IN CLOVER. ihere is an old Latin proverb whu-h 7 *7 nothing but g00d of the dead, and therefore I V,Peak cuperatxng fo, next summers toils. It's that these Knights of the Broom have peculiarly arduous duties to perform during the trying months of the summer solstice. Have we not seen these faithful public servants sweeping up the dust in neatly pointed conical piles on a hot windy day, and if a piece of paper unceremoniously betake itself round t corner, has not another brother vigilant. broom hied himself after that unruly, unseemly piece of paper and brought it back to the heap ? -0-0- And have we not also seen the carts come around some time after to gather up the refuse, and behold L an old woman's snuff-box would have answered the purpose. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and the dust heaps goeth where they pleaseth, but the way. of our scavengers romaineth as fasteth as the Pyramids of Egypt Such bemg the case, we will not grumble at the various Ie vel-crossings being in. terred under six inches of what somecall-sludge," but exercise our souls in patience till the erstwhile bottlg- holder of the Central Ward secures a seat on the District Council, when champagne and chicken and beer and skittles will be the order of the day. — 0.0- A PENATH DEMOSTHENES- In our contemporary," Wales Day by Day coluim contains many a literary gem. In referring to Mr Lewelen Wood, the Demosthenes of Cardiff com- merce," as having departed for Egypt, one is arrested by the strikingly appropriate panegyric. At first blush a suspicion may lurk that the Athenian orator had but little to do with commerce, and hence the simile might be thought mat apropos. Examination however, reveals its peerJessness, for our eminent townsman.in his eloquent and sage advice to commer- cial Cardiff, has incontrovertibly proved by his own acquisition of a fortune what his pronouncements are worth civically.
Dirt thinks itself the most abused Whea MATCHLESS CLEANSEK SOAP is used.