NOTES ON N1,1 A GREAT deal of mystery attaches to the Thibetan mission which arrived in St. Peiors- burg a month ago and was received with unusal favour. The Czar met the members in person, and alter this gracious reception they departed again, but their exact destination rpmains IIU- kn own. There are two or three points about the mission which deserve notice. First.-it was lieaded by a Russian subject. Secondly, al- thcIIgh it journeyed so far Im,1 through so JlI\;e)¡ dangerous country, it carried no arms and equipment, and on arrival had practically III) apparel. Thirdly, the mission -travelled through British territory. Fourthly, a Russian iVrce is believed to have had orders to escort the members back to their homes, and the way lies through Mongolia. AN experiment which is ahout to be tried fit Earl's Court is a great improvement upon the custom practised in drinking gardens m B avaria, where thirsty Germans run about. wir, ] their mugs and draw for themselves from tne j tllp the beer they want to consume. An I snatic restaurant is about to be opened at the exhibition which will deliver beer, lemonade, soda water, whisky and soda mixed in the pro- per proportions, whisky and lime juice, or brandy and soda also duly mixed, and all on the penny in the ]ot principle, of which the se! eme is a development. If the automatic machines are suilicienily numerous the plan may increase the expedition of the service, and the, impassive face of the machine will not appeal to the thirsty ones for the tip which is so otten ex- pected by the merely human servitor. THE youngest of our reigning sovereigns, the Queen of the Netherlands, is 21. She has long since come of age, lor queens come of age at 18. We know, in the case of our Queen" Vic- toria, how her predecessor on the Throw, William IV., went, out of his way to thank (iod that on May 21th his niece was of age, and tLd there was no fear of a Rpgeuey under which I is sister-in-law, the Duchess of Kent, would be the Queen Regent. There was nothing of this thanking God with reference to the Queen of Holland, for when her father died the Iiljie oil) an had no relation sa ve her mother and the distant Wied cousins, all whose rights to the throne of the Netherlands and the colon ial pos- sessions in Java and Sumatra, more valuable than the Low Countries themselves, seem likely to be abrogated by all event which is expected in January next. THE Malta Blue-book- makes pleasant read- ing, when judiciously condensed; for the island, in spite of the friction ahont the native lan- guage— which is, by the way, nowhere within reasonable distance of Itft!iaii-i,, prosperous. Moreover, it is ebulliently lovai, and not only shouted with the best /over the relief of Ladysmith, but sent nine Maltese oflicers to help the British Empire in Africa. But when we come to look b'-nialh these outward signs of prosperity in increase of population and rise in the valnn of exports and imports, we meet the old. old story of the casual British take it or leave it" method of do;ng business. The Continental 'bagman has dis- covered Malta. He goes there, stays there, and makes friends, taking pains to lcarn the hylwid speech of the island, which is beneath the notice of the imperious Briton. -Awl he gets the orders. His" iugnLtiating manners" have even attained, as it were, mention in despatches. Malta. is lint, a small corner of the world but it supplies, as a (hop of water indicates the composition of an ocean, evidence of the superb nonchalance of the British trader. THE statistical abstract relating to British India from 1890-1 to 1899-1900 has just been rlelivered in the library of the House of Com- mons. It informs us, among other matters, that while in 1890-1 there were only 1,481 print- ing presses at work in India, there were in 1899-1900 as many as 2,153. In the same period the number of newspapers increased from f)47 to G75. and the periodicals from .1,10 to 465. In the opening year of the decade GGl books were puhlished in English or other European lan- guages while last year 1.164 saw the light, of publication. Another table gives particulars concerning the number of persons and cattle liilled in British India by wild beasts and snakes, the number of tvild beasts and sna'ics destroyed, and the amount of the rewards paid for their destruction. Last year 27,585 persons met with violent deaths through the agencies named, 98.687 cattle were killed, while 18 887 wild beasts and 93.921 snakes were destroyed. fit the way of reward 111,494 rupees were paid. Fi •ora the preliminary figures of the census of 1901 which are here given as having been taken in British tei-ritoi-y ttid the Native States, it appears that the total population of India is now 294,260.701, as against a popu- lation of 287.223,431 in 1891 and 253.793.514 in 1881. OUR esteemed friend the Shadow 'has domes- tic troubles to worry him in addition to the dispute with M. Constans over the Constanti- nople quays. The poor man's domestic ivbi. tions have been far from harmonious, which is not to be wondered at, as these domestic re- lations are of Mormon-like abundance. IIis Majesty's third wife—or was it his thirty-third? —recently plotted with other malcontents against his welfare, and decided that his ab- dication or deposition was necessary. Needless to say, Abdul did not share these disinterested Tiews. He hid himself, like Polonius, behind the tapestries of the room where the ladies plotted. Scarcely had their conversation be- gun whcn an angry yoice wnR Itpanl from with- out, exclaiming, Col-var(l, I will have your blood! A revolver shot, fired from a con- cealed loophole in the wall, followed immedi- ately, and the Sultan's third wife fell dead. Other shots were fired, three other ladies Iw- ing wounded—one of them the supervisor of the Imperial harem. Some of the ladies present were expelled from the Palace, and given in forced marriage to the oflicei-s of the Sultan's fanatical regiment of Kurdish "Haniidjeh" cavalry, while the remainder, suggests the organ of the Young Turk's party, which tells the story, were among the seven iiiiii(li-ed froi;i the Palace who recently sailed for Arabia. It will he interesting to hear of the arrival of that vessel. THE French detectives are looking for a quick-change artiste named Goirand, who under various disguises has caused them an infinitude of trouble, and various gullible folks in Paris the IOSH of milch valuable property. Goirand is an old gaol-bird, or lie would he if he did not escape so frequently. One of his finest achieve- ments was his escape from it ilillitii-v prison. /V lieutenant, of the line passed cut. and oil being saluted by the sentry stopped to point out to the man that some detail in his uniform was not in accordance with the regulations, then walked away. The supposed officer was the prisoner, who had donned a lieutenant's cap and long cloak, which he had found in the guard room. On another occasion Goirand, sentenced to )i,tition, was being escorted to the office when he suddenly stepped from among his fellow-prisoners and said to the Municipal Guards, with a severe look, I am not at all satisfied with the way you watch your prisoners. You must exhibit more are and zeal in the discharge of Your duties in future. ot liill h:iie to rel)ort You Then he walked off, saluted respectfully by the alarmed Guards, who tool, him for a high police official. Soon afterwards he engaged in a series of i\>b- oeries, the proceeds of which enabled him, to live in splendid style, and to make friends with several of the neighbouring gentry and land- owners, who were only too happy to shoot over nis preserves. They little suspected that the cutest bird of the lot was the owner hilllseH- jyiiohas now fled.
Success still leans to the side of the trust In the stewl stxilw. Skilled artisans are to be .111 ported from Europe. Trouble has broken out in the Congo region agaill-tllls tinie oil the French side. Europeans ire believed to be in danger. .a:11e death at or tile gigantic water-lily of the Amazon makes the plant growing at the Iloyal Butane <iiirdens. in Regent's Park, the only one left in or near London. This plant possesses 10 well developed leaves, the largest being over 6ft. in diameter. The wiloic plant occupies a space of over 5UU square i'eet. A curious document hy Cliang-Chi-Tung has been seriously submitted to the senior British missionaries. The purpose of the document is declared to be to keep missionaries and their con- verts within bounds. The regulations, how- ever, would have the affect ot strangling the missions.' Advices from Obock state that on August 12th a violent storm lasting two hours broke over tins French colony. All the wooden buildings in the place were destroyed. Lightning struck the Governor's residence, the roof of which was partl- ally torn away, and the native village also sutfeied Z, damage, being flooded by torrential rail). No lives were lost.
KKNTISH TOWN MURDER. RESULT OF A DOUBLE LIFE. On Tuesday a St. Pan cms coroner's jury invos- ('gated the te, it Kentish Town, thr j ctims being Alice Elaine Dellow and Ernest j Wayment. The evidence given dealt with the circumstances of the discovery of the bodies a- already reported. It was also stated that 11a v- incnt, who was a draper's assistant, had been ra.ding a, most, extraordinary double life, and had represented himself as the son of a Cambridge hotel Iiiiii C2 t The medical evidence showed that Miss Dellow had to and terrible assault- Ni,otiii(le(l, a.ii(I tlilt had died from oxalic acid poisoning. A verdict w«i.s returned that Raynient had murdered Miss j)el!ow and then committed suicide.
COYAL COMMISSION ON TUBERCULOSIS The London Gazelte states that the King has appointed a, Royal Commission on the subject 0!' tuberculosis, to enquire (1) whether the disease in animals and man is one and tite sii)ie (2) whether animals and man can bo re- ciprocally infected with it (3) under what, condit.ons. if -it ill,, tl!(,, transmission of the dis- ease from animals to ma,11 takes place, and what are the circumstances favourable or unfav- to The Commission is I the outcome of the paper read at the Congress on Tuberculosis held in London. The great German scient ist. Dr. Koch, then combatted the general!v- accepted theory that the germs of consumption !d I be conveyed into the human body through ,il"111,íl'gtbC' milk or enting the flesh of cows 8uf- fering from the complaint.
--= OLD MAN STABBED TO DEATH. Henry Jung, a watchmaker, residing in Lower Charles Street,. Clerkenwell. was murdered by be- ing stabbed on Tuesday afternoon. He was alone (it, the time. A Polish Jew was seen running from the house covered with blood, and after ill1 exciting chase for half a mile he was ar- rested on suspicion of being Jung's murderer. The deceased man was over 70 years of age, and was an exceptionally clever workman and a fluent hnguist.
b RAILWAY CLEANER'S FATE. When approaching Huddersficld on Tuesday the driver of a passenger train from Manchester deserved something lall oil the metals, and on pulling up he found blood on the engine. On •-earch lie.ng made the body of Samuel Mosley, employed -is a cleaner at Springwood Junction, was fonnll on the line. He had evidently been caught by the train as lie was oiling the points.
TAMWORTH MURDER VERDICT. The Tarn worth coroner on Tuesday enquired .))b<ti!ed(-!)thofa man supposed to be Charles Baker, a labourer, who was murdered at the rear :>i the Stone Cross Inn. Deceased and another labourer, known as wts alleged to have quarrelled about a quart of ale. Baker went out. followed by Stevenson, who was said to have fatally stabbpd Baker in the region of the heart with a large table knife, causing instant death. The jury returned a verdict of Wilful murder sgainst Stevenson.
t BELTING LEADS TO THE DOCK. Unable to maintain a respectable appearance And support his family, George Thomas, of Moss Lane East,. Manchester, sought to iliei-etsli Ili's iu- come by betting. Unsuccessful in this he em- bezzled money belonging to his employers, the Broad Green Creamery Company. lie appeared before the Manchester magistrates on Tuesday, and was sent to gaol for three months. It was stated that his tutal defalcations amounted to abdHt £50.
THEATRE BURNED DOWN. The Comedy Theatre and two shops at Skegness were on Tuesday totally destroyed by fire together with all the theatrical properties. The manager of the theatre, his wife, and family had a narrow escape, for the theatre, which was built of wood, blazed furiously, and was destroyed before assist- ance arrived.
PROBLEM IN COURT. Dewsbury Police Court was ciowded with hard-working, respectable housewives on Tuesday, keenly interested in the .prosecution of five of their friends for street obstruction by clothes- drying. The cases were instituted under the Town's Police Clauses Act, and the Chief Con- stable said he biought them as a warning. Two women said their landlords told them to defy the authorities, as the streets were private. The five were only penalised in the costs.
NO CAUSE FOR PESSIMISM. In his presidential address at the autumn meet- ing of the Associated Chambers of Commerce, at Nottingham. Lord Avebury said that the volume of commerce was the largest ever transacted by anv country. There was no need for pessimism, but much reason for continued effort and better education. Lord Avebury declared that strikes were disastrous to our manufacturers and tended to lower wages. Resolutions were passed in favour of an arbitration treaty with France and of the amendment of the patent law. An inquiry into the working of the Trade Marks Act was also demanded. A resolution decluri ng rigid ad- herence to the principles of Free Trade was with- drawn.
SEVEN STACKS BURNED. Higham Ferrars. Northampton, has been the ,*eene of a serious stack fire. There was a very inadequate supply of water, and little could be done to check the flames after the wells in the lIeighbourhood Imd bePII emptied, Six stacks of new corn and one stack of beans were destroyed. The fire raged all night, and only died out on Tuesday morning.
LADY'S COMPENSATION CLAIM. Before the South African Compensation Com- mission 011 Tuesday a claim was made by a Ger- man lady. The claimant stated that after holding positions she obtained a situation with Mr. Pascoe, manager of the Lancaster Mine, but on the outbreak of the war Mr. Pascoe was obliged to leave, and she lost all her goods and clothes. Sho paid her own passage home. The chairman explained that that being the case tin; claimant hai. no case to placo before the Commis- sion. as 011I v persons who had been deported by the military authorities could claim compensation.
RIFLE PRACTICE ON STREET LAMPS. An Urmston merchant adopted a novel method of illustrating the of a rifle, whilst travelling with a, number of other people on a waggonette between Urmston and Patricroft. Pointing the weapoll at the street lamps along the route, he sncccedcd in smashing several, nllll when remonstrated with by all official of the Barton District Council, he indulged in a flow of abusi ve language, which came so fast that the oflic al could not remember it. For this behaviour the Manchester County Stipendiary lined him 40s. and heavy costs.
SMUGGLED UNDER A LADY'S SKIRTS. An extra-ordinary case ot smuggling was de- tected at Dover on Tuesday. O11 the passengers landing from the Ostend boat the Custom House officers noticed that a lady looked suspiciously bulky about the skirts. Upon being questioned it was found that she had concealed under her dress a box terrier, which she was endeavouring to smuggle into the country to evade the prohibi- tion law in regard to dogs. The incident caused much amusement, the dog being taken possession of and sent back to Ostend.
The Duke of Connaught's appointment as Colonel-in-Chief of the Highland Light Infantry is gazetted The administrator of St. Vincent reports that the damage caused during the recent hurricane was confined to the Government wharf, the sea frontage, and the local shipping in the liarbour of Kingston. Mail advices received at Washington by officials of the Colombian Legation declare that a force of 25,000 rebels has been defeated at Anapoyma. The Government now has a force of 10,000 armed men patrolling the border. The plague report from the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope for the week ended August 25th states that there have been eight fresh cases and five deaths. There was no case of plague among the naval and military forces. A tumultuous meeting was held at Dublin City Hall for the purpose of selecting the Lord Mayor for the coming year, but after a heated discussion the meeting broke up in confusion without tak- ing a division on any of the propositions submitted.
1 A rOTATU FATCti PEST. In COLORADO BEETLE" IN ENGLAND. It is officially stated that the Board of Agri- culture, having received information of the ap- pearanee of an insect resembling the Colorado beetle" among potatoes on premises belonging to the London and India Dock Company at Tilbury Docks, submitted the beetle and larvre to their technical advisers at the Natural History Museum at South Ken- sington, London, where they were identi- fied as those of this pest, which has not pre- viously been known to have bred in Great Britain or to have been detected as imported in any but isolated instances. Inspectors of the Board were immediately sent to Tilbury to make an examination, and report on the cir- cumstances of the attack. The inspectors found that a patch of potatoes within a limited area on certain allotments occupied by men employed by the Dock Company was infested by the beetles, which were recognised as be- ing present in various stages of their exist- ence. Careful examination of the surrounding area failed to detect any other case of the appearance of the beetle, and it is confidently hoped the at- tack has been successfully arrested. The Board, nevertheless, desire to advise growers of potatoes of the danger which would threaten the potato crop should this voracious insect become established and common in this country. By the Destructive Insects Act. 1877, all persons are required to inform the police of any specimens of the beetle found, under a penalty not exceeding £ 10. A similar penalty is prescribed for keeping or selling and distri- buting living specimens of the insect in any of its stages of life..
PARTRIDGE SHOOTING. Reports received from different parts of Eng- fnad and Wales show that tho partridge shoot- ing season opened most auspiciously on Mon- day. Birds are nnmprous and strong, and the harvest being advanced there are 110 difficul- ties in the way of sportsmen, who were out in large numbers, and as a rule secured good bags.
FIRE AT CHATHAM DOCKYARD. A serious outbreak of fire occurred at Chat- ham Dockyard on Monday. Just as the men were leaving the worlis flames were seen issu- ing from a building used as a store by a firm of contractors, and owing to the inflammable nature of its contents, which included a quan- tity of oil, the whole building was soon ablaze, and was completely destroyed.
TERRIBLE AFFRAY ON BOARD SHIP A Russian seaman named Hansen ran amok on Monday on board the schooner Volant at Yarmouth. He attacked Swan, wound- ing him in the face, felled the mate, Henry Smallburn, with a blow that cut open his skull, and brohe the nose of the captain's son, aged 11, who was maldng a holiday trip. Hansen then jumped overboard, and has not been seen since. The injured are in hospital. The mate's condi- ion is critical.
SHOCKING GUN ACCIDENT. On Monday Mr. Boughton Leigh, of Browns- over Hall, near Rugby, and two friends—Dr. Relton, of Rugby, and Mr. J. Clerk, of Hill- morton Hall—were out partridge shooting on the Brownsover estate. ^'iey were accompanied by James Dutton, a grOTin in the employ of Mr. Clerk, who was acting as beater, &c. The party got over a fence, and Dutton was hand- ing the gun to Dr. Relton, when by some means both barrels were discharged, and the contents entered Dutton's stomach, killing him in- stantly.
MR. CARNEGIE REWARDS HEROISM. At a public meeting at Cowden Heath, Fife- shire, on Monday four men were each presented with a cheque for £100 from Mr. Carnegie, in recognition of their bravery in attempts to rescue the entombed miners in the recent Doni- bristle disaster. The Fife and Clackmnnnnn Coal Owners' Association has subscribed E250 to the fund for the relief of the families of the Donibristle'victiins.
THE CRUSADE AGAINST THE MOSQUITO. The West African mail steamer Soboan, tvhich arrived at Plymouth on Monday, brought home Major Ross. He has been 011 his fifth expedition to the West Coast, and has now hurriedly returned to take up his appointment as Sanitary Commissioner to the AYest African Commission. He is very confident as to tho success of efforts directed against the mos- quito, and states that in Freetown the number has been largely reduced. Major Ross has a good opinion of the future of the Colonies, and believes the climate may be made as suitable as India for Europeans.
RAIN STILL WANTED IN INDIA. Telegraphing to the Secretary of State for India, the Viceroy states that last week the rainfall was slight except in the Central Provinces, Eastern Bengal, and Burmah. and the total to date is generally below the average. Prospects continue favourable except in Katina- war. in part of which rainfall has been less than four inches up to date, and where there is ap- prehension of a failure of the crops should no rain fall. The total number of persons in re- receipt of famine relief is 485,000.
FOUR YEARS OF LIBERTY. Let out on bail in October, 1897, on a charge of unlawful wounding, James Healey, of Rhodes (Lancashire), absconded, and walll r not arrested i.iitil Saturclt,ylt.st. John Foster Taylor, the in- jured man, told the Middleton magistrates on Monday how four years ago Healey had kicked him in tho face and body, and broken his right ankle, because of a shilling which was said to be owing between them. There was along list of convictions against Healey, who was sent to gaol for two months.
RIOTOUS AFFAIR AT PORTSMOUTH. A number of persons appeared before the Portsmouth magistrates charge with assauits on the police, wilful damage, disorderly con- duct, and inciting to resist. The disturbance originated with two Gordon Highlanders in a public-house in Commercial Road, and soon the the thoroughfare was almost in a state of riot. The police wererougidyhandfed. A gunner in the Royal Marine Artillery was sentenced to tliii-ty ditys' li;ird A charge against two civilians from Chichester was dismissed. In other cases fines ranging from £ 4 to 5s. were imposed.
_u- The orders given for the departure of the 3rd Bomhay Cavalry from Tientsin have been countermanded. About 500 ffirn are affected by a strike in the Leith shipbuilding yards. Lord Milner has laid the foundation stone of a new Presbyterian Church at Capetown. Mr. William Robingham has been appointed American Consul-General at Capetown. General Dartnell has been presented at Durban with a purse of 500 guineas and a silver tea ser- vice, on behalf of the Natal colonists. Glasgow's municipal underground telephone. extending 16,500 miles, and providing for 20,000 subscribers, is now open. A Berlin firm's Y-50,000 tender for electric tram switch equipment has been acceptcd by a Man- chester corporation committee. While endeavouring to get on a traction engine in motion at Little Bytham, a boy fell under the wheels sind was killed, Call at 13, Sussex Street, and 6, Wellington Chambers, for all kinds of useful and valuable presents at cheap rates5
Mincing Lane, London, the great centre of the tea world, was once the site of a convent, occupied by the nuns of St. Helen, the Saxon term 11] iliiccl1-a niiii being changed in the latter days to The secret marks on Bank of England notes, by which iorgeries are so rapidly detected, are con- stantly being changed. The microscope will reveal many such peculiarities to an observant eye. Thistles in the Pampas grow to a height of 10 feet, and clover rises 1- or 5 feet. Marigolds ami camomiles in North Africa grow to 1. or 5 feet. In India the rhododendron grows to the height of 30 feet. Nelson's Monument, London, was erected at a cost of £ 17,8(50. The foundation-stone of the mom,- mont weighed 14 tons. Messrs. Ward, Lock, and Company, publishers, were fined at North London £ 35 4s. Gd. for em- ploying 11 girls under 16 years of age without the usual medical certificate. General Booth will bid farewell to the Salva- tion Army and friends at Clap ton before he sails for a five months' tour in America and Australasia, on September 15th. Count Tyszlaewiez has wagered £4,000 that lie will ride on a trained dromedary from Warsaw to Paris in a fortnight, passing through Vienna. Zurich, and Lyons. A train proceeding to Valetta (Malta) was de- railed while passing through a tunnel. There was a dangerous panic among the passengers, but 110 one was injured. Mr. Walter Long, President of the Local Government Board, has accepted an invitation of; the Liverpool Conservative Club to dinner on October 24th. Dr. Moule, the Bishop-Designate of Durham, will probably be consecrated by Archbishop Saaclagan ,in York Minster on Friday, October idth.
WIT AM) HIMUIK. The woman who can amuse will never lack homage. The longer a woman's tongue the shorter her wings. The lawyer's best friend is the man who makes his own will. Never put off till to-morrow what you could have done yesterday. An economical woman tries to make her waist as small as possible. The parting that gives us pain often occurs while seated in a dental chair. When you talk louder than the other fellow it's a sign that you're wrong and he's right. One of life's peculiarities is that the world is seldom watching a man whan he is doing good. Suburbanite You've got a new baby at your 11 house, I hear ? Townie: "Great Scott! Can you hear it right down there in the suburbs ? Four boxes rule the world—the cartridge box, the ballot box, the jury box, and last, but not least, the feminine hat box. Mother: How did this ink get all over this table ? Small Son It run out all by its own self as quick as the bottle upset. Miss Simple: "How do you suppose he came to propose to me ? Miss Spiteful: Got tired of talking about the weather, probably." First boarder: "Don't you always have a stuffy feeling in this house?" Second boarder: Not when we are in the dining-room." Pompus: "I point with pride to myself as a self-made man." 'Castic: "Well, you needn't be afraid that anyone will steal the plans." Teacher: "And why should we endeavour to rise by our own efforts ? Johnnie Wise 'Cause there's no tellin' when the alarm clock will go wrong." Cobble There goes Glover, one of my best friends. Never knew him to say one word against me." Stone: "Ah! He's a fellow of rare re- straint." He: "I saw a beautiful smile illuniinale your face as my arm stole around you. Tell IIIP, darling, what were you thinking about ? She: "About the pins in my waistband." Mr. Brown Good morning, Mr. Jones how's your wife?" Mr. Jones (who was deal and didn't quite understand): "Very blustering and disagreeable again this morning." We need no ring to plight our troth," he suggested, as he kissed her hand impetuously. 011, yes, we do," retorted the maiden. "None of your sleight-of-hand tricks with me." Help, help! cried a man who was attacked by thieves on the highway. "Don't excite yourself," said one of the robbers. "We can do without assistance." This wireless telegraphy reminds me of a groundless quarrel." What possible connec- tion is there between the two ? It's practi- cally havmg words over nothing." "What is the meaning of false doctrine?" Schoolboy: "Please, sir, it's when the doctor gives the wrong stuff to the people who are sick." "There's poetry in everything," said the ccstat c poet. That's true," replied the editor. That wastepaper-basket over there is simply full of it." No, gentlemen, I tell you that if you want a thing done well you must always do it your- self." Voice from the Crowd "How about getting you hair cut ? What do you think of this scheme of tele- graphing without wires?" "That's nothing new. My wife has kicked my shins under the table for twenty years." "Mother, what are twins ? asked little Bobbie. "I know." chimed in Dolly. "Twins is two babies just the same age three babies is triplets four is quadrupeds and five is centi- pedes." So you want to marry my daughter, do you ? thundered the stern father. Y-yes, sir," stammered the terrified young man but not any worse than she wants to marry nle." Wiiat do you think of the dessert, dear ? said the young wife. I made it out of Mrs. Shoutcr's cookery-book." Oh, that accounts, for it. I suppose it's the leather binding that makes it so tough." How came you, boy. to have such a short snub nose ? asked a City swell of a country boy. "So that I shouldn't be poking it into other people's business," was the withering reply. My child, perhaps if you took more time with your hair it wouldn't look so rouglf and baggy over your left eye." Time? Why, pa. it took me two hours to make it look that way." "I understand a state official has to first taste every dish eaten by the Sultan of Tur- key." "What's the reason?" "Like a good many people who are not sultans, it seem's he's afraid of his cook." Little Mary was discovered one flay by her mother vigorously applying the oilcan to the kitteti's iiiotitit. On being reproved she replied Why, mamma, kitty squeaks so awfully when I pull her tail." Reporter How did your banquet go off ? Sniithson "Not so well as it might he, you know. The chairman called upon me (who hase lost an eye, an ear, and a leg) to answer to the toast, Our absent members.' Teddy: I wish I hadn't licked Jimmy Brown this morning." Mamma: "You see now how wrong it was, don't you, dear ? Teddy: "Yes, 'eati,se I didn't Imow till noon that he was going to give a party." Plugwincb Good idea, waiter, to serve capers with this alleged lamb." Nvltiter: Ye, sir. most gentlemen liltes 'em." Piugwinch No, it isn't that; but I was just thinking that these were the only capers tho poor creature had had for the last ten years." I'll teach you to play pitch and toss!" shouted an enraged father. I'll flog you for an liotir, I will "Father," instantly replied the incorrigible, as he balanced a penny 011 bis thumb and fiijger, I'll toss you to make it two hours or iiotiiliig When a man's wife comes in and sees him razor in hand, and with his face all lather, and asks him, Are you shaving?" it is t prox-oli- ing thing for him to answer, "No. I am black- iug the stove ?" But it is in human nature so to reply when women will do such things. They were out driving, and the young man was holding the reins with one hmHt. Swcet- heart," he whispered as the moon went behind a cloud, I wish I had arms like—like Fitziinmons ? she asked. No he ex- claimed. "Lilie an octopus! Oh. the terrible pawnshops!" said Ethel to George, who had just rescued her watch. 11 Nyllit tiles of misery those places could un- fold had they tongues Even a. pawnshop has its redeeming feature, responded George. "What is i t, I'd like to liiio%y ? "The ticket." Orestes Hamham (at peep-hole in theatre cur- t,till) I tell vou, ive told t,lip. truth when we advertised to give the biggest show on earth for the least money," Horatio Niglitstand "We did?" Orestes Hainiiani (tragically) "Yes. The entire receipts of to-night's entertainment will be Jess than ten shillings."
ZECT PERFECT DIGESTION is the key-note of content- ment. Both are ensured by the regular use of d 1&. MAW LSEIGHSJ f j ■g* from indigestion-chest pains B^r and extreme heaviness after ineals-and had to rigorously diet myself. I am now 64 wBjZfo years of age, and, thanks to health than since''I was 28 years old. JAMES MYERS. 175, New Hey Rd" Road, Bradford,
1JTKKAKY EXTKACTS. POISONOUS PLEASURES.—It is said where the most beautiful cacti grow there the most venom- ous serpents are found at the root of everv plant. And so it is with sin. Your fairest plea- sures will harbour your grossest sins. Take care of your pleasures. Cleopatra's asp was in- troduced in a basket of flowers so are our sins often brought to us in the flowers of pleasures. AUTOBIOGRAPHY.—Is it then possible to de- scribe oneself at once faithfully and fully ? In all autobiography I here is, nay, ought to be, an incompleteness which may have the effect of falsity. We are each of us bound to reticence by the piety we owe to those who have been nearest to us. and have bad a mingled influence over our lives; by the fellow-feeling should restrain us from turning our volunteered and picked confessions into an act of bon against others, who have no chance of vindicating themselves; and most of all by thar, reverence for the higher efforts of our connm 11 nature, which commands us to bury its lament fatalities, its invincible remnants of the brute, its most agonising struggles with temptation, in unbroken silence. THE DISCIPLINE OF LIFE.—One thing ex- perience tenches, that life brings no for those who talw it easilv, The harvest can- not be reaped until the soil has been deeplv ploughed and freely harrowed. Learn to suffer and be strong," says the poet and certain it is that without suffering there can be no strength. Not, indeed, that suffering is or makes strength, but that it evokes the latent power, and rouses into action the energies that would have other- wise lain ingloriously supine. The discipline of life is a necessary prelude to the victory of life and all that is finest, purest, and noblest in human nature is called forth by the presence of want, disappointment, pain, opposition, and in- justice. Difficulties can be conquered only by decision; obstacles can be removed only by arduous effort. These test otii- manhood, and at the same time confirm our self-control.—W. H. D. ADAMS. THE SEEING EYE.—The years monotonous? The same old seasons, and weathers, and as- pects of nature? Never anything new to ad- mire or wonder at ? The monotony is in our eyesight, which goes on seeing nothing but the COtlliJlon and inyariable things; simply because, from long familiarity, these are the easy things to see. But these are only the frame of the picture the picture itself is never twice alike. Suppose, to test it. we should open a ledger account with Nature. It should be headed, "TheFaceofNature in Account with an Ex. acting Mind." On the left-hand page should be entered the Dr. side of the account; namely; to all the phenomena of the year that we could fairly stigmatize as the "same everlasting old thing." On the right-hand page should go the Cr. namely, by all the aspects of land or sea or shy than in any candour we must confess never before to have been noticed by us.— EDWARD ROWLAND SILL. A Ditop OF WATER.Think you that a drop of water, which to the vulgar eye is but a drop of water, loses everything in the eye of the physicist, who knows that its elements are held together by a force which, if suddenly liberated, would produce a flash of lightning? Think you that what is carelessly looked upon by the uninitiated as a mere snowflake does not sug- gest, higher associations to one who has seen through a microscope the wondrouslv varied and elegant forms of snow crystals ? Think you that the rounded rock, marked with parallel scratches, calls up as much poetry in an ignorant mind as in the mind of a geologist, who knows that on this rock a glacier slid a million years ago ? The truth is. that those who have never entered upon scienti fic pursuits are blind to most of the poetry by which they are surrounded. Whoever has not in youth collected in plants and insects know not half the halo of interest which lanes and hedgerows can assume. Whoever has not sought for fossils has little idea of the poetical associations that surround the places where embedded treasures are found. Whoever at the seaside has not had a microscope and aquarium has yet to learn what the highest, pleasures of the seaside are.I-IEIZ BERT SPENCER. THE SECRET OF GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS.— There is a certain showy and superficial some- thing which can lie done in a very short time. One may act the part of a harlequin witli, liis nniiil as well as with his body; and there is a sort of mental agility which always gives one. the impression oi a harlequin. Anything which can be spoken of as It feat is apt to suggest this association. That man, forexampie.was a thorough harlequin, in both senses of the word, who boasted that he could throw off 100 verses of poetry while lie stood upon one foot. There was something for wonder in this; but it is rarely by any such exploit that we obtain deep and powerful and endur- ing poetry. It is by dint of steady labour— it is by giving enough application to the work, and having enough of time for the doing of it z, —it Is by regular painstaking and the applying of constant assiduities—it is by these, and not by any process of legerdemain, that we secure the strength and the staple of real excellence. It was thus that Newton pioneered his way, by the steps of an ascending geometry, to the mechanism of the heavens, after which he left this testimony behind him that he was con- scious of nothing else but a habit of patient thinking which could at all distinguish him from other men.—DR. CHALMERS. DESIRE AND WILL,-Wil1. the active pheno- menon, is a different thing from desire, the state of passive sensibility, and though origin- nil v an offshoot from it, may in time root and detach itself from :he parent stock so much so. tlz;t in the case of an habitual purpose, i:;stpa,1 ot willing the thing because we desire it, we often desire it only becallse we will it. This, however, is ))tit tii instance of that familiar fact, the power of habit, and is nowise confined to the case of virtuous actions. Many indiffer- ent things which men originally did from a motive of some sort, they continue to do from habit. Sometimes this is done unconsciously, the consciousness coming only after the action; at other times with conscious volition, but voli- tion which has become habitual, and is put in operation by the force of habit, in opposition, perhaps, to the deliberate preference, as often happens with those who have contracted habits of vicious or hurtful indulgence. Third aud fast.comesthe case in which the habitual act of will in the individual instance is not in con- tradiction to tho general intention prevailing at othcr times. hilt in fulfilment of it as in the ease of the person of confirmed virtue, and of all who pursue deliberately and consistently any determinate end.—J. S. MILL. THE LILY AND THE ROSE. -In order to point out to me the features of a flower, the botanists display it dry, discoloured, and stretched out in one of their specimen boohs, Is it in that state that I am to recognise a lily ? Is it not, rather 011 the margin of a' brooklet, raising its august stalk amidst, grass and flowerets, and re- flecting in the water its beautiful elm laces— whiter tliiii sliall admire the king of the valleys ? And is lIot its imcomparahle whiteness still more brilliant when speckled, as with drops of coral, by the tiny, scarlet, hemi- spheric beetles, spotted with black, which always seek shelter there?—WI10 can recognise in a. dry rose the queen of flowers? If the rose is to be at Otlce an object of love and philosophy, it must be seen when, bursting from the clefts of a wet rock-, its brilliancy is enhanced by its own verdure; when the zephyr balances it upon a steiii bristling with thorns, when the dawn covers it with tears; and when, by its dnzzling beauty and by its scents, it attracts tiie hands of passers-by. Sometimes a gay fly, rehtillg in its corolla., sets off to advantage the. carmine red by its emerald gi-ecii then is it that this flower seems to toll us that pleasure, of which its sluvt-lived charms are a sym- bol, is environed by danger, and carries re- pentance in its bosom.—BE;;N ARDIN DE S PIERRE.
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CAUGHT BY THE TIDE. On Monday two gentlemen who were on a visit to lia.nisgate were caught by the tide under the east cliffs, and were hemmed in 011 a narrow ledge. The attention of boatmen was called to tixcni, q,iid the surf-boat which hangs from the East Pier was launched, five men under- taking the rescue in a choppy sen. T reached the imperilled men, but as the latter were making for the hoat wayes caught, her and flung her upon the rocks, smashing her side and capsizing her. The five occupants scrambled upon the rocks, and waded to the men they were attempting to rescue. There they had to wait about three hours until the tide turned, when they were a,hie to walk along the sands. The damaged boat, which had been at- tached to the pier for 40 years, was subsequently taken away 011 a trolley.
iiiJi mmja UbJKJj'Ui. AN D BUUUiSSTlVJi A USEFUI. HINT.—Keep all fruit stones, cooker: or uncooked, dry them slowly in the oven, put hue a large jar or tin, and in winter throw a handfui or the fire of an evening. They will crack and splutter for a moment, send up a bright flame, and fill the room with a delicious odour. To REDUCE CORPULENCE.—A fat man or woman who desires to reduce flesh should eat sparingly. Eat lean meat, cheese, dry bread, and fruit. Avoid sugar, vegetables milk, and puddings. Do not irink at meal times. Take pieuty of exercise. Sleep all hard mattress, and not longer than seven nours at a time. To CUKE PALENESS IN THE FACE.-Paleness of the race is generally caused by a deficiency of iron in -he blood. To supply this an iron tonic such as any chemist will make up should be taken. Also improve the health by getting plenty of fresh air, regularity of meals, and care in the diet. MaltinO ard cod liver oil is also a good thing to be taken. i To WATERPROOF WOOLLES FABRics.-Boil four and lalf ounces white soap in two and half gallonS A-ater, and separately dissolve five and threequartQff ounces alum in two and half gallons water. Heat; he two solutions to 190 degrees F. (88 degrees C.), pass the fabric first through the soap bath and then through the alum, and finally dry in the open i.' r. POTATO SNOW.—Choose the whitest potatoes you .'an get for this dish, and they must be free from spots. Put them on to boil in cold water when hey begin to crack, strain the water from them iurn them into a clean saucepan stand it by the side of the Tiro till they are quite dry and fall to nieces. Pass them through a wire sieve, Oil the :lish they arc to be sent up in, and do not touch them afterwards. BLISTERED FFET.-Teiitler feet, which blister with walking, should be rubbed with vaseline befora going to bed, or, if preferred, with spirits mixed with tallow dropped from a lighted candle into the palm of the hand. Another remedy is as follows -Batlie your feet in tepid water every other night for ten minutes change your socks twice a week, and, if possible, your boots twice a day when you go home. ECONOMICAL Soup.teep a pound of pearl barley in water all night. In the morning pour oft uhe water, add two quarts more, and put on to boi: with carrots and turnips cut up in small pieces, onions, and a little butter or dripping. Boil to- gether for three hours, and season to taste with pepper and salt. Add a little chopped parsley and serve. Like all vegetable soups this will be irn- proved by sugar, a little vinegar, and bits of dry bread and crusts. A TEST FOR DAMP SHEETS.—An invention is announced to detect the presence of damp in sheets. This wonderful little apparatus is a flat circular silver box, which on being opened discloses a needle fixed on the compass principle, with dry printed on one side of the dial, and "damp" on the other. So sensitive is this needle to damp, that if held on the palm of the hand, though apparently dry, the ne edle at once begins to move slowlv rouud to the warning letters. To CLEAN A BRASS PRESERVING KETTLE.—First thoroughly wash it with warm water and snap. After rinsing, wet a clean piece of flannel with vine- gar, dip it into salt, and scour out the pan qnicklv till it is bright and all the spots have disappeared. Rinse thoroughly at once with boiling water, then dry and polish with a soft rag. Another good pint: I is. after washing the kettle, to sprinkle a few drops of ammonia 011 a clean flannel and apply it to the brass as a polish. Then rinse out with boiling water, and finish as above. DUBBING FOR SOFTENING BOOTS.— Melt half a pound of tallow with four ounces of resin in a pot over the fire. When thoroughly mixed, warm the boots and apply the paste with a painter's brush till neither the soles nor uppers will absorb any- more. The resin preserves the stitching. If it is neccessary that the boots should be polished at once, let them stand for two days, and then rub them over with some turpentine and wax in the proportion of an ounce of beeswax in an ounce oi spirits of turpentine. GINGERBREAD BISCUITS FOR DELICATE PEOPLE. —Dry thoroughly half a pound of oatmeal and a quarter of a pound of flour. Put into a pan to melt, quarter of a pound of butter, and the same quantity of moist sugar and treacle. These ingredients may boil for a few minutes but must not burn. Add this mixture to the oatmeal and flour and mix thoroughly adding one ounce of ginger. Let the dough stand, till the following day. Roll it out to half an inch thick, cut in lengths, and bake in a slow oi-en- These biscuits should be kept in a tin box. MUTTON RAGOUT.—Chop an onion finely and fry it a light brown in butter. Stir smoothly one tablespoonful of flour into a quarter of a pint of stock. Add to it two cloves, one teaspoonful of ketchup, one tablespoonful of Worcester sauce, and a tablespoonful of tomato sauce. Stir all together and let it boil up. Then strain it into a stewpan. When cold la.v some pieces of cooked mutton in it. and place it on a cool part of the stove to heat gradually. Stir occasionly, but do not let the ragout boil' Serve with sippits of toast of fried bread. SAVOURY MACARONI CUTLETS.— Boil half a pound of macaroni for half an hour in salted water, strain and cut into inch lengths. Melt in a small stewpan half an ounce of butter and the same quantity of flour. Add a cup of milk, an ounce of grated cheese, salt and cayenne pepper to taste. Cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the fire and add the yolk of an egg well beaten, simmer for a few minutes, then stir in the macaroni. 'Pour ou to a flat dish which has been buttered. When cold, cut this into cutlets, fry in egg and breadcrumbs, and serve with grated cheese. FOOD FOR THE SICK.—All food for the sick should be of the very best quality, well cooked, and seasoned, and prettily served and garnished. A savoury dish always sharpens the appetite of a healthy person, and it must have a stimulating effect on an invalid to whom the fat broths, etc., usually offered are loathsome and nauseating. In illness-something unexpected will often be highly appreciated, and were the patient is consulted and advised of what is being prepared for him, all appetite for it will almost inevitably disappear. I need hardly add that cooking in a sick.room should be absolutely forbidden. SPICED SHOULDER OF MUTTON.—This recipe I have given before, but as other readers may possibly have missed it, I will qnote it again. Bone the joint and rub it, if large, with a quarter of a pound of coarse brown sugar (or three ounces if it is small), mixed with a dessert, spoonful of powdered cloves, half iliat quantity of pepper and mace, and a little ginger. The next dav rub the joint with four ounces of salt. Keep the mutton turned and rub daily with the pickle for a week, then roll it up tightly and bind with a lillo For variety tli() iii- side of the mutton may be thickly strewed with mixed herbs before it is rolled. TINNED PROVISION.S—Should be turned out and eaten as soon as possible. If kept they should be put into a bason aud covered over with a plate always, however turned out of the orignal tin. It is highly desirable to strain off and throw away the liquor from canned salmon, peas, lobsters, oysters, etc. Tomato juice can be kept. without fear of poison. Before cooking lobsters or prawns it is a very good plan to well rinsi ihem in cold water. Never have any mixture made up in the till, even if used at once. The various packing companies are very careful to 1(:1\"u their goods put up :If.: fresh as possible, but unless salted or corned they cannot possibly turn out and keep as long as freshly cooked goods will.