t J. D. LEWIS SURVEYOR AND ARCHITECT, ENGINEER AND VALUER, ] DENBIGH. Highest References & Testimonials ISAAC ROBERTS I RYNMOR, 53, WEST PARADE, RHYL, Plumber, Glazier, and Gasfitter. All Orders will receive his prompt attention. AMOS MALTBY, RETAIL AND FAMILY BUTCHER, la, WATER STREET, RHYL. Prime Beef, Mutton, and Lamb daily. he best-selected Home-fed Produce only offered. WILLIAMS CONFECTIONER, ROSE BUILDINGS, PRESTATYN. BAKER OF ALL KINDS OF FANCY HIGH-CLASS CONFECTIONERY. MRS WILLIAMS will be pleased to receive Visitors from Rhyl and surrounding dis- tricts, and all will have the best attention possible for Luncheons, Teas, &c. LARGE OR SMALL PARTIES CATERED FOR. F. GREENSLADE CABINET MAKER AND UNDERTAKER WINDSOR VILLA WINDSOR ST., RHYL. ALL KINDS OF HOUSEHOLD, OFFICE & SHOP FURNITURE MADE TO ORDER. Jobbing in all its Branches. The Renovation of Antique urniture a speciality. Over 20 vears' experience. FUNERALS COMPLETELY FURNISHED. NOTED SHOP FOR POULTRY. E. P. GRIFFITHS, GAME AND POULTRY DEALER- FRUITERER & GREENGROCER SUSSEX STREET. RHYL. VEGETABLES Fresh from the Garden Daily. Fresh Butter and New.Laid Eggs. Coods delivered promptly. ORDNANK SIM MAPS. MAPS ON ALL SCALES of Flintshire and Denbighshire 1t; kept in Stock by MUS gROS. BOOKSELLERS, STATIONERS, AND PRINTERS, ADVERTISER' OFFICE, SUSSEX STREET, RHYL. Appointed SOLE AGENTS for this District. FOR THE MOST STYLISH AND Up-to-Date Goods In GENTLEMEN'S STRAW and FELT HATS, CAPS, SHIRTS, COLLARS, TIES, FANCY VESTS, &c., At the LOWEST CASH PRICES in Town. THE BON. IA, MARKET STREET, (Close to High Street), RHYL. -+ +_- WASHING AT MOM." .»'. "VOWEL XLS" wfflKhgfc md manellne Im I IB, SAVE LABOJR, Ud SAVE THE CL9TH|S„ ir Catalogue, 0 astfree en .0 rfOMM tttAOFORB a 0&0 td 142, HIGH HOLBORN, LONB«* VlCT«|U ■ANSGATS, MANCHESTER; 130, feiWfctiift (JTOOL; CKESCSNT IKON WORKS, SALHJKD, j a Cough in Night A DOCTOR'S TESTIMONY. ENO'S LIGHTNING COUGH CURE is a .entific remedy, remarkable for its brillian- ,ures of coughs, bronchitis, asthma, catarrh, influenza and children's coughs, far superior tc ordinary cough mixtures, or any of the em 1- sions. George Knox, M.D., 256, Second Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., writes: 'Veno's Lightning Cough Cure excels in chronic coughs and bronchitis, and is especially safe for children.' nnce Is. lid. and 2s. 9d. Sold everywhere "TOWER TEA. All old Scotch Proverb says- "As ye brew so ye maun drink." Bali if )e brew TOWER TEA you may rest assured oi drinking a really good and stimulating cup, unsurpassed in l-'iuv ,ni' and Aroma by any Tea in the world. It A Daily Treat. Moreover, it is an exceptionally strong Tea, and p-ios nearly as far agaiu in the brewing as others. It has taken SIX HIGHEST AWARDS, and dis- criminating Housewives who bel'ieve in the old adage, SPARK WELI, AND SPEND WELL,' niv. ays buy TOWER TEA, and thereby show their keeaess in obtaining the very best Value for money. In Packets only, at Is. 4d.. Is. 8d., 3s. & other prices, Wholesale only—TOWER TEA LIMITED, 71, Eastcheap, London, E.C. Sold by Davies, Che mi:' "0, T?odfor St., RhyL Grocer, 17. vveii^rigcon R Rhyl. <iC«oiectioner. 60. High Street. I EDUCATION. J.ECYILLE COLLEGE, EAST PARADE, RHYL. Principal: MISS MERCIER (Certificated S. Kensington Botany and Geology), assisted by MISS ROBINSON (Senior Cambridge and London Matriculation), And qualified resident English and Foreign Governesses and Visiting Masters. French and German (conversational and grammatical). VERY SUCCESSFUL IN PUBLIC EXAMIN- ATIONS. SUMMER TERM, MAY 5th. ST. OSWALD'S RUSSELL ROAD, RHYL. Principals—THE MISSES REES (Cambridge and S. Kensington School of Arts Certs.). French-Paris. MISS DAY (Inter. Arts Hons. London, Camb. Teacher's Certs.). Assisted by a RESIDENT FRENCH GOVER- NESS and VISITING PROFESSORS. Preparation for all Exams. Special care to delicate children. Highest References to Cler- gy and Parents of Ptpils. Ilrospectus on application. ST. ASAPS COUNT SCHOOL. Chairman of the Governors: SIR W. GRENVILLE WILLIAMS, Bart., of Bodelwyddan. Head Master: WM. EASTERBY, LL.D. B.A. Second Master: J. H. ARNOLD, B.A., University of Durham. Science Master: CHARLES BARNES, B.Sc., Victoria University. Drawing Master: J. HANMER HUTCHINGS, Esq., Art Master, S.K. Drill Sergeant: Sergeant-Instructor EVANS, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. And other Masters resident and visiting. Pupils are prepared for all Professional and University Examinations, and there is also a Modern Side for a thorough Commercial Edu- cation. There are 8 Free Scholarships and 16 Bursar- ies, the Scholarships being tenable for 2 years. The Buildings are large, healthy, and com- modious, erected in 1881, and surrounded by 6 acres of Playing Fields. Terms for Day Scholars £ 6 per annum, pay- able in advance terminally:—For Boarders on application to the Head Master. RIDDLE-CLASS J^DUCATION. F. WELSH, B.A. Course of Instruction- ENGLISH SUBJECTS, CLASSICS, MATHE- MATICS, and FRENCH, BOOK-KEEPING and SHORTHAND. Private Tuition. Boarders Received. Full Particulars on Application. NEXT TERM COMMENCES JAN. 20th, 1904. Address-31, WATER STREET, RHYL. FAIRHOLME PAIRFIELD AVENUE, RHYL. Principals: THE MISSES FOBERTS. Assisted by qualified Resident Governesses Visiting Masters. Pupils prepared for all Examinations. Prospectuses and References on application. -0- Winter Term, SEPT. 16th. M SS WI-NIFRED JONES, A.L.C.M., TEACHER OF PIANOFORTE. THEORY, AND HARMONY. For terms apply- 'EASTWOOD,' HIGIIFIELD PARK. 6T\* j! jil[, BATHROOMS ARE USED a great deal. They can't be in too good a con- dition. It's better to have the plumber than the doctor. If you will call on us when you need anything in this line, we are sure you will be satisfied. We work conscientiously. We are prompt and quiet. v R. JOLLEY, Plumber, Glazier, and Gasfitter. 4, iELWY STREET, RHYL. HUGH EDWARDS (HUWCO PENMAKN), GROCER, PROVISION, & SMALL WARE DEALER, PEN3IAEN HOUSE, WELLLIXG- TON ROAD, RHYL. Home-made Bread. Fresh Butter and Eirirg direct from the Farm. 1TILLBANK HAND LAUNDRY, MILLBANK. RHYL. The Reliable Laundry. Best work and finish by a capable and efficient staff of workers. All classes of work taken. COLLARS AND SHIRTS OUR SPECIALITY. Suits, Costumes, Curtains, &c., cleaned at very moderate prices. Prompt attention and delivery each week. Post Customers receive oVAry attention. Send Post Card for Price List. Family Washes by Contract if desired. Best Finish. Moderate Charges. MRS. TOTTY, Proprietress. 'Hitherto certain Dutch Cocoas have been considered the highest in quality oi any in the market, but MAZAWATTEE COCOA is even superior to them—greatly superior in- deed. With such Cocoa v n soon realize what Cocoa really is, and m^- and should be.' Gordon Stab C.M., M.D., B.A. ± ♦. I' COCKLE'S PILLS. o CGUKLE'S PILLS. 9 COCKLE7 S PILLS. • .In universal use since the dawn of the centunT. A tried and trusted family medicine, prescribed by medical men for the common ailments of every- day life, such as ACI PITY. HEARTBURN. INDIGESTION. BILIOUSNESS. SICK HEADACHE. DISORDERED LIVER, These famous Pills ivil.1 keer you in pcrieci: health the. stomach clean, the bowels free, the liver active, the head clear, and the skin and complexion pure and free from blemish. IN USE FOR 52 YEARS. COOFt-E'S PILLS,, W.o. 'h' J.J ..r& 5:) • COCU.S'S PILLS. • CGuKXS'3 PILLS. Cockle's Pills are purely vegetable— warranted free rrom mercury. .J '¡"Hlgudüt the ['1..d K-ir.wtfotn, Ijoxeos 8J 1 ITS. ',L, 4<; f. 115. Lnd 2J& 9* Clecat OrrtvOP'' St-t. lon.'n. W ft. TRY T. GRIFFITHS BAKER. PASTRY COOK, AND CONFECTIONER. WATER STREET, RHYL. FOR BREAD AND CONFECTIONERY. ) Ye Olde Firm. Established 1868. BEECH BROS., THE RHYL AND I ISTRICT BILLPOSTERS Distrubutors, and ADVERTISING EXPERTS. Head Office: 9, WELLINGTON ROAD, RHYL. (Great Western Railway Enquiry Office). THE BILLPOSTERS FOR RHYL, PRESTA- TYN, MELIDEN, DYSERTH. RHUDDLAN AND ST. ASAPH DISTRICTS. Agents & Correspondents all over North Wales. Owners of the Billposting Business of 'The North Wales Publicity Association.' BEECH BROS., the Up-to-date BILLPOSTERS. Recognized members for Rhyl District of the 'United Billposters' Asscoiation.' Parties requiring bills posted or distributed in Rhyl or surrounding Districts cannot do better than place their orders with BEECH BROS. Estimates given for Billposting the whole or part of North Wales, and for advertising local Shows, &c., in the principal towns in England. Private Posting Stations at all the leading thoroughfares in Town and Colntry. All work under the direct personal supervision of FRANK J. H. BEECH, Practical Billposter and Poster Advertising Expert. SPECIAL LINE -ft)D- EXTRA TOUGH IT MANILLA ENVELOPES SIZE 51 in. by ob in. 2/9 per 1000. 5000 for 12/6 0§o Or with Name and Address Printed on Flap 5000 for 15/- This is the BEST VALUE in COMMERCIAL ENVELOPES ever Offered. -000- JUST PUBLISHED!! AMOS BROS. NEW SET of PICTORIAL CARDS of RHYL & DISTRICT. Packet of 12 Cards for P" -t,¡illA;2 6d. Post free 7d. _4oJ[ Largest, Best, ar Cheapest Packet ever blished. c' '"sawB* HOTELS. ALBION HOTEL EHYL. (Opposite North anc* South Wales Bank). FREE from all BREWERS. BASS'S ALE & GUINNESS'S EXTRA STOUT. JOHN JAMESON'S RISH WHISKY, OLD GLENLIVET AND ISLAY SCOTCH WHISKY. CHOICE WINES AND CIGARS. WELL-AIRED BEDS. .Corn Market held hert., every Tuesday afternoon WM. ELLIS, Proprietor. THE GROSVENOR TEMPERANCE Commercial Hotel, Close to the Railway Station, corner of Bodfor and Kinmel Streets. Commercial, Sitting and Smoke Rooms, Large Coffee and Dining Rooms. Three-course Dinner for Is. 6d. Good Is. Dipners in Dining Room. Ham and Eggs, Ch°l- v r Steaks at any time. Dinners daily'aom 12 to 2. Boarding terms 5s. 6d. per day; 6s. 6d. in July and August. All kinds of Parties,- Ball Suppers, Wedding B qkfasts, etc., catered for on reasonable terms. A. W. JAMES (SuccessorVo.^Charles Snowde-n). P- WHITE HOTEL. (FAMILY Allf t>MJMERCIAL) HIGH STRwrvl, iCI. 'L. LARGE STOCK Roofs SUIT YBLE FOR CLUBS. AUCTION SALES AND PICNIC PARTIES. EVERYTHING SUPPLIED OF THE BEST QUALITY ONLY. Posting in all its Branches. A. HAYTON, Proprietor (Late of Albion Hotel, Chestei,. PRIVATE HOTELS AND BOARDING HOUSES. Parade BoaJrding Establish- ment, 42, WTEST PARADE. Writs for Tariff- Home Comforts. Liberal table. ALEXANDRA, JjlAMILY AND COMtIERCIAL TTOTEL J' High Street and Xinmel Street, RHYL. J. WILLIAMS, Proprietor. Excellent accommodation and good attendance at strictly moderate charges. Well-matured Spirits and good Brand of Cigars. ALEXANDRA MEWS CRESCENT ROAD. Wedding Equippages, Landaus, Broughams, Sociables, Waggonettes, Dog Carts, &c., for Hire. BRAKES leave the Hotel and Mews to all Places of Interest. BEE HOTEL (FAMILY AND COMMERCIAL), BODFOR STREET (Opposite Railway Station), RHYL. WINES, SPIRITS, ALES. AND STOUTS OF EXCELLENT QUALITY. This Hotel is specially sui^ Mo lor /ommerc;al Trivvelleis, being very close to the Station, and they can rely on corafort and sociability. M. O'CONNOR. Proprietress. T. HULLEY, BAKER AND CONFECTIONER, FAMILY GItOCER AND TEA DEALER, CASTLE TEMPERANCE HOTEL, KINMEL STREET, RECL. Fresh Supply of Butter and Eggs always on hand. First-class accommodation for Visitors and Commercial Travellers. PRIVATE APARTMENTS. GEORGE HOTEL QUEEN'S SQUARE, RHYL. NVtsd for the Finest Wines and Spirits. The Best Family and Commerctd Hotel C lists will find this Hotel very cow/enient. Chester Ales and Stout, also Bass's Ale and Guinness's Stout. All Orders promptly attended to and deliverea to any part of the Town. CIGARS OF THE FINEST BRANDS. Stage' and 'Era' taken. F. P. ARTHUR, proprietor. BORWICK'S The best BAKING POWDER inthe World.* intheWorld-POWDER Makes the Sweetest Bread, Cakes & Pastry.
OBSERVATIONS ON SEA-SICKNESS. J. R. Wortabet, who has travelled more tn 100,000 nautical miles at sea zis a ship's sUrgo, believes that the symptoms of sea-sickness re generally referable to the abdominal rather thato the cerebral organs, tit "he admits that \>re are two types of the c' ase. Certain stom4iic sedatives, notably potu iuni bromide, tenc to prevent the disease, but ere are no speci <'f He ha^ noticed that persons ho weity at once "ip wiuinf »t»arw, .lie. AliJul «5th, £ chloral or alcohol, often escape. The recut position renders one less iable to the ailmenfcj the erect. With a head-sea and slight p% more people are sick than with severe rolliiikB to treatment, he recommends taking a ig purgative a day or two before embarking^a^ hypodermic of morphin for the retching aId.. chloral or alcohol, often escape. The recut position renders one less iable to the ailmenfcj the erect. With a head-sea and slight pig more people are sick than with severe rolliiikB to treatment, he recommends taking a fe purgative a day or two before embarking^a^ hypodermic of morphin for the retching aId.. sistent sickness. For the gastric syinpto11^ 1 recommends winding a flannel roller band^^t I inches wide and twelve feet long around tlw tr^ I throughout the whole width of the abdo^eji. g j p prevents undue movement of the viscet&» 1 v
A NKW TERROR. J Lord Kelvin has alarmed us with the exhausting the supply of oxygen io William Crookes has pointed out that are careful to manufacture nitrates to soil, our food stuffs will be insvifficie population of the earth; and now, say i'tnny Magazine, Mr. Nikola Tesla, tli^ American electrician, "goes one better," us that with the very powerful electrW now make—sparks of "a few million are in danger of setting fire to the atmo consists of oxygen and nitrogen. It ignition and combustion, the oxy-en combining, as the oxygen and carbon u ing a piece of coal. If once the atmos' fire on a pretty large scale, all the fire buckets available would not be able t it. A vast conflagration would wrap th 6 when it had spent itself there would be atmosphere. Needless to say, all a- ali-,r would disappear. Only an airless' the moon would remain to tell th1 even suggests that lightning flar of the atmosphere on fire in pa: destroyed a whole system of time to time. H Ue]
A LIIEEAKFAST OR SrrpKn Pisjf.—Three-quarters of a pound of veal cutlet, half a pound of iean ham (cooked), a quarter of a pound of fiiet, one French roll, one egg, a small piece of onion. Mince the veal, ham, suet, and onion very finely; soak the roil in cold water until quito soft,squeeze the water out of it, add to it the other ingredients. Mix all thoroughly together, with the etrg well beaten put into a well-butt -red tin shape, bake in hot oven one hour, turn out and serve cold. OYSTEKS WITH l."ACON.-Ingre(lient-.i Six rashers of very thin bacon, six nice fresh caters, a lemon, Bait and pepper, and fried bread. On each rasher of bacon place one of the oysters, a few dropz; of lemon juice, a sprii.kle of pepper and salt; roll it -ip, secure with string or a tiny skewer, and bake jn a tin in a rather quick oven until the bacon is clone, Serve very hot on nicely drained fried bread. THE great discussion of the last few months has revealed nothing whatever that need inspire Free Traders with misgivings as to the ultimate triumph of their cause. The fact that Mr. Chamberlain is unab'e to count on the support of any statesman of eminence is significant enough. His facts have been shewn again and again to be fictions; his arguments are self-contradictory and mutually destructive. I Against the solid realities of increasing national prosperity, against the manifold proofs of a steadily rising standard of comfort among the masses, against evidences of a wider dis- tribution of wealth than exists in any Pro- tectionist country—against these truths he has tilted in vain. His campaign is based on predictions which experience and common sense have shewn to be impossible of fulfil- ment. Everyone is to be made richer, and no one is to be the loser. Taxes are to be paid by the foreigner, and the working classes are to enjoy ample employment at high wages. Such is the fantastic vision which is being conjured up by a statesm an whose whole record is marked by similar pledges and proposals. It is not surprising that the sensible voter is refusing to be allured by -,uch gaudy bubbles ] of platform oratory, SLF RELIANCI TN CHILDREN. Tired mothe^with the cafe of a large household on their slioi^ift-s, often allow themselves to become slaves to the whims of their children, with never a moment's rest from early dawn until late at night, after the babies want* to go to bed. All day long it is a constant cry: 11_1 3, 1 want 'this," "Mamma, give me that;" and instead of casting the child upon its own resources, the weary mother leaves her work, her rest, or her guests, to perform some absolutely needless .service lor the child. It is wearing on the mother, but that is not its worst feature-it is positive ruin to the disposi- tion of the child. The children of such a. mother grow up selfish, unsatisfied, restless. They come to look upon their mother as a mere con vcnier.ce—a machine for contributing to their personal comfort —and thus the mother is robbed of the child's love and respect, and the child is ribbed of that, most blessed of human virtues, true love and veneration for its mother. IRONY BRUSHES. The backs and handles of ebony brushes should be rubbed over with a very little boiled linst'ed-oil after washing, and then rubbed with a soft dusier till every vestige of oil is removed. Special care is needed in cleaning initials on these, and only very little slightly-moistened whiting should be used, or 1 it is apt to leave a nasty white mark on the wood, which is extremely difficult to remove. In brushing the whiting off after cleaning, be careful not to scratch the ebony, for once scratched it is spoiled. ABOUT MEDICINE GIVING. Regarding the giving of medicines, it is not fair to the doctor or the patient to give the doses irregularly and inaccurately measured. The giving of medicines is considered so im portant that in some hospitals no first-year nurses are allowed to administer them, and the following rules have to be observed: 1. Head the directions written on the bottle care- fully every time before giving a dose. 2" Measure the dose in a graduated medirine-g'a-is 3. Medicines to be given either hail' n hour 1 < f n: or half an hour after food—i.e., alkalis before i' :od acids after. N.B.—When a medicine is ordered thre>' times a day, eleven, three, and seven are «■ o<l time. and easy to remember. Medicine must be given at the same time every day. 4. All aperient medicines to be given on an empty stomach. Because a prescribed medicine suits one person, don't dose the family inuiscrimimiU ly with it. TBKATJTKNT OF IUTliNS. In a serious burn, as scon as the fire is extin- guished the clothes must be removed. If not already thoroughly wet, the injured part should be drenched with water and the clothes cut away. Everything must be sacrificed to getting them elf without pulling, as the slightest, dragging brings the skin too. If patches of the clothing adhere, and will not drop off, they must be allowed to remain. Dip cloths in a thick solution of common baking soda in water, and lay them over the burnt surface, bandaging lightly to keep them in place. As soon as a dry spot appears on this dressing, wet it with the soda and water by squeezing some on it. There will he no smarting while jr. it; saturated and excludes the air. If the feet are cold Ileal, should be applied to them, a little stimulant given if the pulse is weak, and a doctor should iw sent for as soon as possible. The gravity of a burn is in proportion to the surface involved. A deep burn is much less serious than a superficial one twice the size. Pain is a good sign in severe burns; it shews that there is still vitality to suffer. POISON IN STALE rrSII. It is more dangerous to cat stale fish than meat, because the moment that decomposition sets in in the flesh of a fish exceedingly poisonous products, possibly compounds of phosphorus, begin to form. The poison is an irritant, and its effects are usually first a severe attack of indigestion, passing in most cases into the gastric enteritic form; then comes the great coldness of the body and nervous disturbance and depression. Another form still more serious begins with nausea, severe and pro- tracted vomiting, compression of the pulse, great lowering of the temperature, cramp, diarrhoea, then convulsions. The decomposition of meat does not produce these poisons, and therefore "high" meat and game may be eaten with comparative impunity; but it must never be forgotten that fish, the moment that decomposition sets in, becomes actual poison, and that the further the decomposition proceeds the more poisonous the fish becomes. A TliUE WOMAN. She never found fault with you, never implied You wrong by her right; and yet men at her side Grew nobler, girls purer, as through the who!e town The children were gladder that pulled at her gown, Tbe t tk<j .»•"}> *!u -inti rud«- Slie took as she found them. and did them al good. None knelt at her feet, confessed lovers in thrall, They knelt more to God than they used—that was all.—ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING. CHILDREN WHO STOOP. If a little one shews a tendency to stoop, keep him in the open air as much as possible, give very nourishing food, and let him do a few simple calisthenic exercises every day. If after a few weeks you see no improvement, take, him to a doctor, for it is always possible that stooping may be caused by some weakness of the spine, and the child may need special treatment. USE FOE POTATO PARINGS. Potato parings are usually thrown away as abso- lutely useless, but this is a mistake, for they can be used with advantage in the lighting of fires. They should be put in the oven and there left until they are quite dry and crisp, when they will be found quite suitable for mixing with the firewood when making a fire. It must, of course, be seen that the parings are perfectly dry, otherwise they would not only prevent the fire from burning up well, but would also cause a very unpleasant odour. HINTS ON STAKCHING. Use hard soap in washing clothes. In boiling white clothes add a tablespoonful of turpentine to the water to assist in the whitening process. Boiled starch is much improved by the addition of salt or a little gum arabic dissolved. Another hint in reference to starch is that tha iron will not stick in ironing if the starch has been mixed with soapy water. FEEDING SICK CHILDREN. It is sometimes a difficult matter to persuade sick or delicate children to eat. Coaxing is useless, pampering the appetite may do incalculable harm, while punishment may be actually cruel. Modern medicine declares that food forced upon the stomach against its will is of little or no practical benefit. If not at once rejected, as is usually the case, the system fails to assimilate it properly. Nevertheless, it is of the utmost importance that the invalid should be fed. There was once a woman who l ad two delicate little girls whose appetites were not only capricious, but so small that the children if left to themselves would not have eaten enough to keep them alive. Great was the ingenuity exercised by that mother in making those children eat a good wholesome food, without their ever tuspecling any manage- ment on her part. Breakfast every morning was made a delightful game. First the oatmeal was carefully piled into a mound in tie middle of the saucer-this to represent an island. The cream poured around it was the ocean, and on the mound were two lumps of sugar— Hobinson Crusoe and his man Friday. TIle children were the savages whose task it was to drink up the ocean, eat up the island, and devour the two men. And while this terrible drama was being enacted the mother told the story much altered, thus adding to the entertainment, which for months never pailed. At luncheon they played wild beasts, and devoured whole menageries of animal biscuits, drinking milk with the feast. They took much pleasure in pretending to be a whole jungle, and apportioning the victims properly, giving each animal its natural prey. Thus cows and deer were sorted out for the lions and tigers, who also ate each other; the goats and pigs were the share of wolves, the foxes ate the poultry, and big snakes drank the niilc. The growling over the food was doubtless bad manners at table, but was supposed to be permissible in wild beasts. TlJe meal was made the occasion of many lessons in natural history and of much pleasant conversation. One of the babies had to take a pill, and found it im- possible, hard as she tried; it just would not go down the red lane of her throat. "Does the child like raisins P" asked the doctor, when the mother told how the pill, or another, had had to be powdered, and even then was taken with an effort, and not, without tears. "Then take four or five nice plump raisins—they won't hurt her—seed them, and hide the pellet in one of them. Give the raisins as a treat, dropping one of them at a time in her mouth, and don't say I iiiediciiie. The mother did still better, for she played she was a u!ether-bird feeding her young. The ruse succeeded perlectly, it was the idea of taking physic which made the pill so difficult to swallow. Until the aitack of illness was over the child took her daily ijuse without knowing that she did so, and the other ,mal girl demanded raisins also, insisting that Ill: mm t had two birdies in her nest. Sir tl:,r«ee l'i UIIKett, vice-president of the Depart- ment of Agriculture for Ireland, is at present in Virginia (U.S.A.), seeking for (j, practIeaJ tobacco grower to superintend experiments in tobacco culture in Ireland. The Ivirl of Sefton has sustained rather serious injuries by being thrown from his motor-car. Evan Edwards was fined 2s. 6d. at Llangollen for inciting two dogs to fight. Both animals were fparfully injured. ,1 BAVARIAN railways oil locomotives with "graphiol," a mixture of thick oil with a twentieth of it. weight of powdered graphite, and report effectivi lubrication at 1 per cent. of the cost with oil alone. From changes that may have taken place in the orbits of comets. Professor G. Forbes finds evidence of the existence beyond Neptune, about one hundred times as far from the sun as the earth, of a planet larger than Jupiter. IN a paper to the Jcademie des Sciences, Paris, MM. Broca and Sulzer shew that the human eYe is a good deal slower in observing form than colour. Much more energy is required to give tha eye a notion of a form than of mere light.
A COLOUR-CHANGING PAINT. A colour-changing paint, especially adapted for making visible hot boxes in machinery, is prepared by a German chemist by carefully rubbing up equal parts of mercuric iodide and cupric iodide with enough distilled water to form a thin paste. At ordinary temperature this mixture is red. but it turns black at about 60deg. C., becoming red again On cooling.
ACTION OF AMMONIA ON METALS. At temperatures ot 600dcg. to 900dee., ammonia has been found to act on platinum, gold, silver, copper, iron, nickel and cobalt. In every case the metal was disintegrated completely and quickly, while much of the ammonia was resolved into its elements. Copper and iron rods of 4in. were penetrated to the centre in thirty minutes.
INVISIBLE PICTURES. Invisible pictures are a novelty due to a Gerrr-r.. Salts of cobalt are used for the printing of such pictures; this ink shews faintlv pink, so pinki paper is used, thus hiding the design and giving the appearance of blank paptr. On being wanucc, ihe: ink shews a deep blue, and the picture i? pbirly; revealed. Apart frcm other and more serious uses,. these invisible pictures will make good amusement* for children. 1
A LABOUR-DETECTION CLOCK. A labour detection clock is in use in soliiiii American factories. It has three hands and i attached to the machine tool at which an employ is working. One hand tells exactly when thl ( machine was set going or stopped another indicitetn the speed at which the machine runs; and the tilir% shews whether the tool has been cutting, orwhethe the workman has allowed the machine to run with out doing work.
COSMIC DUST. lj, Tiickel in dust has been looked upon as a sar evidence of cosmic origin. But Hartley and Ramagb( have shewn lately that nickel occurs in soot, ante they have also pointed out that traces of galliui'f are widely disseminated in the dust of chimney" and smelting furnaces and in atmospheric dUlol generally. A dust that fell on a calm night (C November, 1897, seems to have been quite sure] AL from space. It was magnetic and very uniform i composition, and unlike volcanic or any know 0 terrestrial dust. a o r
WHY WE FEEL HUNGRT. A German physician has a theory as to why al when we feel hungry. He tells us that we fej j hungry when the blood-vessels of the stomach a f completely empty. Many ansemic patients have I t appetite, even when the stomach is empty, but tl blood-vessels of the stomach are not empty in su' cases, but, rather, congested. In healthy peopl ( lack of blood in the stomach acts upon a sped nerve, and all the characteristic symptoms 1 hunger follow. Now, this hunger nerve and t nerves of the mouth and tongue are branches of t same nerve-trunk. Hence, a stimulus applied the tongue, by a spice, for example, creates increases appetite. On the other hand, when t nerves of the tongue are affected by a disea. condition of the mucous membrane of the mou' the patient- has no appetite, though his stoma may be empty, and he may be in actual needf food.
HEATING BY KLXCTRlClTS. 1 1 In dealing with heating by electricity, a frit 1 a contemporary touches upon the heating effts j produced by the large incandescent lamps wlb. are used for electro-therapeutical work, and wtlll I have also been adapted for heating pirate room t Each lamp is about gill. long, and ah«orbf abo t i horse-power, or 16,500 foot pounds, ""hi c.. ag t equals approximately 21 heat units, and this v, heat 55 cubic feet, of air 2ldeg. F. per mirute, r 1,155 cubic feet ldfg. F. per minute, so tha,. a st(a containing one of the lamps should very con/°rtalv warm a room having a cubical capacity of 1»!0 cubic feet, provided that the ventilation bt excessive, while if the ventilation was bad he heat of the room would be oppressive- lie electrical energy consumed by one of these lamps is approximately 0111,.1 lirt1 of, a Board of TradS Unit, so that at 2J. per t-nii, which is the rate now being charged for current for power and for heatinj? by th" leading corpor.itiens and supply companies, ,e would he 2d. per hour, or at Id. per unit rl would be more nearly the present cost of gA on board ship, the cost of running the lamff be only id. per hour. For the same 'wwk 2s. 6d. per 1,000 tu.bic feet would cost jd^ I
THE MARINER'S FOG S Owing to the prevalence of fOf on the Scottish coast,amounting 400 hours in the year, and lastiJ^J j. -j spells without a break for 36 ho ^Cj fog signalling is very important Engineering, minister not only 1 navigation, but facilitate tht passages, and hence are greatlj Bailor and the shipowner. erected on the Scottish coast duS, LA 1 have explosive cartridges at p siren foghorns actuated by com U rest. These tonite signals, report, were originated by t the Trinity House, and are of ,• situations. They are only used on the fc at rock stations, where the siren could duced, except at a very large cost, as so efficient and much more expensive than foghorn signals. For foghorns power to compress the air used 25 hor-air engines, which were excel purpor.e, as they did not require a s water, which is not easily obtained house stations; but, on th." other ha about three-quarters of an s- to keep in repair. 'J -e 1883 gas engines driven b; littie w:ater, and have not air engine; and this hr.-q If jrg was followed by the intro 11 oil engine then just perfect equipp. A .->-o;te-oii-Trent cngllwt) RangL good order for locomotive v Co,I;)-A,,NL-D iiobert W:iglit, aged efg D A in I.is lodgings in S;.iioi\L times that lie would be A well-known liorsc-deaV f"?gl aged sixty-three, was vML galloping hors.' near Pr,¡ i j up, although apparently WHS found l;e was quite dt
NO ROW AT ALL. you've 1; /n in a row?" said tt. policeman man wifc^i the pair of black and biue eyes amo stumbling along Smith-street. sir; no row 'tall," was the reply. t somebody has blacked your eyes." :s, but there was no row about it. I quietly ;,ed to a man that he lied, and he quietly hit lit!! bang! and when I got up I quietly ered away, and here I am. So. sir, I'm no ;o whoop and yell and smash things and bring e patrol waggon."—Brooklyn Citizen.
MERE THOUGHTS. 6 difficult to convince the man who is starving the world is growing better, or the one who ust dined v/oil that it is getting worse. ose who are least inclined to share the burdens hers are usually readiest to share their burdens others. looking for a wife many n.en make the ake of looking for too much: they expect to beauty, brains and heart- in one. Either their ti-is are rudely shattered or they go on expecting. e intemperate drinker and the intemperate liner are extremes which, meet. good friend is one's nearest relation; one's test relation is not always a good fripnd. Vhere there's a will there's a way," which is as likely to be the wrong one as the right.— ,btii,g Dispatch.
PAX-AMERICAN ROMANCE. Ie tall, dark young man and the short, blonde ig woman had accidentally met and became lainted while on the way to B- ff-lo. :1ev lad encountered each other in the Court of stairs at the Exposition, and renewed the lain ranee, and every dav thereafter for a week ww- inc same place t "j cut, rolled through the grounds together. it thb last day allowed by his ursloll ticket come, and he could si; -n [•„ iiah- IM.V.U it dt'igii'.fui <v,' .it .-u.v..o i.er. :<• r. '1 an assent 4 •• ind I have come to know YOU so well that I you will not think me joresumptuous ii I ask a question." iVhat is it she asked, with downcast eyes. iVill you please tell me your name "—Chicago ■ une.
A MODERN FABLE. )n t Ship bound i'or Southampton were two lerians who were taking their Money to England or ft to offset the Balance of Trade. rhe intended to go to London and hsrg around d lok Wistful until the Xobijirv and Landed 'Utr would take some Notice of them. Eac had a patent Scheme for securing Rccogm- un. „ Thirst chased himself to Regent-#treet and lugl an entire Outfit of British Clothes. He began usthe sound of A as in Father, aid say Mean 1inabout. the Boers. He held his Hat in his and'henever he approached a Title. He went it ohis Way to run down the vulgar Americans. onsMently he was looked upon and despised as To. Thother Man allowed his Hair to grow down v-eris Collar. He wore a Buck Taylor Hat with Leher Strap round it, and kept it at an Angle f 4. He refused the B. and S., and demanded odils. When he met an Englishman he called imLtd, and held out his Flipper and said he'd ,e cLwampously Jiggered if he wasn't all-fired 'rotto meet him. He plucked the Tail Feathers ron^e gullarious Bird of Freedom, and waved hei^fianth- at the Lion and the Unicorn. He the British Isles were merely a Break- Naifor the Continent, and wouldn't make a Patch )n t Land of Liberty. fleas invited to all the Drawing-Rooms because it v a Pleasure to meet such a breezy and Typical &I-ncan. AAL: When you are in Rome do as the Romans exp you to do._ Tic lork Herald.
A LESSON IN JOURNALISM. lessor of journalism: "Mr. Spinks. what would yoll if a man fell down in front of the office and etttd his toe." iSpiuks: "I should think the circumstance too tri to be noted." lessor: "Mr. Spinks, there you would be wt. In old times, say ten years ago, your c03 would have been eminently proper, but the laj journalism of to-day demands larger methods. 11118 circumstances mentioned, your first duty wcl be to write half a column on the humorous ,o,oilities of the laws of gravitation. Next, a .'ohln on the different methods of laying side- r's. with a glance at the brick industry; then 1/a ,Vair- of that na"t'' "lar «,re«. and finally J, j — -.Lerpnse ot your own paper, ;jns from applauding readers. And by I'. Spinks, you might find out the man's # norrow the class will present a 22,000 of a dog fight in the street, including Ve consideration of the dog in human jcfora the earliest times."
SEVERE TREATMENT. Age made by the burglar in the Ferguson latttry, slight as it was, disturbed the light sleeper n the bedroom not far away, and the midnight miraU'er was surprised a moment later to find hirflse- covered with a big revolver in the handa of 4 cietenined-looking man in a long white robe. ''I lin't done nothin' but eat a few cold victuals, Biiste" stammered the burglar. oil ea," sternly replied George Ferguson, "you hayejeen eating the remains of a strawberry gliorlke my wife made for dinner last night. Dc y,a,ow what I'm going to do with you ?" ffn me over to the police, I s'pose," gasped the lipliss thief. «jrs»J than that," said Ferguson, with a fe*?us grin. "I'm going to make-you eat a quart ofMth ^ooc'- It'8 a new kind i.iy wife heard of ar(xed up for us yesterday, and it's pretty dry csg. but you'll eat every particle of it or I'll blsix holes through you. There it is, in that big b. Turn yourself loose on it!" ith grim determination, the indignant house- jjler stood over him till it. was finished, after ',h he picked up the luckless scoundrel, who fallen exhausted to the floor, and threw him out he open pantry window. It may kill him," soliloquised Mr. Ferguson lewhat remorsefully, as he crawled back into t without disturbing the rest of the family, ut a man who breaks into another man's house tea his life in his hand any way."
] THE FARMER DIDN'T BITE. A Queen's County farmer was smoking his after- sliner pipe at his barnyard gate the other day !(hen a wayfarer, who didn't differ in looks from Ie ordinary tramp, came along and passed the time I day and inquired "Am I speaking to Mr. III anl, "Yes. my name is Blank." was the reply. ^"And is this your farm r j. ("Yes, sir." \|"Mr. Blank," continued the tramp, after looking *V)und him, "you have probably read of Captain w »idd, the pirate?" J "Yes. sir." f "He buried heaps of money. "Yes." "x [It half of which has ever been found." "No." "Has it ever occurred to you that some of this plunder might have been buried right here on your farm ?" "No, it never has," replied the farmer. "Suppose," whispered the wayfarer, as he dropped his voice and looked round—"suppose could point lut. the exact spot, on your farm where Captain tidd buried 40,C00dol. in gold?" "Waal?" calmly queried the farmer. "Would you be willitig to set me out a square neal and give me an old coat and pair of shoes ?" "Noap—couldn't do it." "What! Not in exchange for 40,COOdoi. in gold?" "Noap." "You don't want to know where a fortune lies iuried within forty rods of where we are stan(lin,- "Noap—don't keer to know the spot." "See here, my friend," :-aid the wayfarer, "what ind of a man are you ? "Jest a farmer," was the reply. "And you don't want 40,000dol. ?" "Noap." "Wouldn't even give me a dinner if I pointed out ie treasure to you ? "Noap. If you want dinner you'll hev to dig fifty Is of 'taters to earn it." And you positively refuse the piratical fortune iting to be uncovered ?" 'I dew. Thar's a hoe. and thar's the 'tater field, j if you dou't want to dig you'd better git along!" 'Has anyone come along here with this story this mmer ? For answer the farmer pointed to one of the gate sts, on which thirty-nine notches were cut, and ded: "I think about as many more had cum along fore I begun to keep tally "I see!" replied the wayfarer, as his face ngthened a foot or more. "Great Scott, but I was bouring under the impression that I had struck a esh field and a soft snap! Gimme that hoe, and )u go in and tell the old woman to have my dinner ady in jist twenty minutes by the clock!" One oi tiic inmates ot the lunatic asylum at Mirs, named Pierre Machin, has strangled by s keepers while they were endeavouring to put a rait-waist.eoat on him. The police authorities ive ordered an inquiry. At Madrid a tradesman has been sued in the )urts for payment of a draft which he refused to onour because it had been torn in two and stuck igether again. The court held, however, that this id not invalidate the bill.