Eisteddfod at the Queen's Palacc. A First-Class Musical Event. The Eisteddfod at the Queen's Palace on Easter Monday was of more than local interest seeing that the competitors were drawn from Lancashire, Cheshire, the Midlands and all pans of North Wales indeed local competitors were rather the exception than the rule. From the musical standpoint the Eisteddfod was an unqualified success: indeed, competent judges assert that nothing better in the way of competi- tive music has been heard in the town since the National Eisteddfod. Some bands of more than local fame were attracted by the brass band competition and most of the Male Voice choirs com- peting had entered the lists at much more important eisteddfodau, such as the National, Chester and so forth. In the afternoon the audience was not all that could be desired, but ir is to be hoped that the dense crowd in the evening will ensure the function being just as successful financially as it was musically. A regret- table feature was the noticeable absence of local people from the audience. It has been computed that not more than fifty Rhylites passed the turnstiles and surely that is a fact to be deplored from more than one point of view. The Eisteddfod was wnder the capable directorship of Mr E W Parry, who had also discharged the secretarial duties with his usual skill and energy. Mr Bryan Warhurst was the accompanist, and the adjudicators were Mr E D Lloyd (who judged the vocal music) and Mr J Partington, of Bolton (who judged the bands). It only remains to be said that the entry was an exceptionally large one, and much weeding out had to be done at the preliminary tests in the morning. O AFTERNOON MEETING. There was not perhaps so large an audience at the afternoon meeting as there might have been, but the glorious weather natuially accounted for that, people pre- ferring the sunny "front" to music in doors. The chief feature of the after- noon's programme was undoubtedly the band contest. Nine bands entered and each one of them appeared before the public, the quick-step test on the promen- ade adopted at previous eisteddfodau being abandoned. The test piece was Round's descriptive Welsh fantasia Llewelyn," a composition abounding, in difficulties and demanding more than average skill to interpret. In giving his adjudication Mr Partington said that the first prize band stood out head and shoulders above all the rest and gave a truly masterly rendition of the piece. The principal fault with the other bands was the weakness of attack which they displayed. Good time and tone were also lacking in several of the bands. His awards were as follows :— I, Crossfield's Soap Works 2, Birkenhead Borough 3, Cheetham Hill and 4, Parr's St Peter's, Rhos. The tenor solo com- petition was won by Mr Llewelyn Jones, of Old Colwyn Mr J W Davies, Pentre Voelas, taking the second prize. The Eivion Quartette won the first prize in the mixed quartette competition. EVENING MEETING. The Palace ballroom was thronged from floor to ceiling in the evening and the greatest enthusiasm was evinced in the proceedings. First came the contralto solo competition which was crowded out of the afternoon's programme, owing to the length of time monopolised by the band contest. It was won by Miss Ellen Jones, Mold. Miss Williams, Temperance Hotel, Bangor: being second. The first prize for the best rendition of a soprano solo fell to Miss Louie James—so well known in Rhyl and district,—the second prize going to Miss E Griffiths, of Liverpool. Many couples entered for the duett competition and after some close work Messrs W E Jones (Conway) and Llewelyn Jones (Old Colwyn) were declared victors. The premier feature of the evening's programme came next in the shape of the Male Voice Choir competition. Eight choirs entered, coming from as far distant as Crewe and Southport. The test piece was Rilles' "Martyrs of the Arena," and the prize of £20 was divided between the Manchester Urphens (conducted by Mr Nesbitt), and Colwyn Bay (conducted by Mr Bryan Warhurst), the judge declaring the result to be a tie. First honours in the baritone or bass solo competition fell to Mr R Roberts (Halkyn), Mr Price Da vies (Old Colwyn) being second. ADJUDIC ATION ON MALE VOICE CHOIRS. Mr E D Lloyd's adjudicatioll on the male voice chair competition was as iollows: — Ko. 1 (Biynibo and Briiugliioii). The voices in this choir were rather grood. They were nut rich, and did not blend well enough to produce, perfect harmony. The se- cond 'tenuis sang too open in some pants; the reading was correct enun- ciation, clear: expression, good, but carried too far in many part. the phrasing .was very neat; intonation very good 011 the whole. There were a few cadences in which the intonation was not quite pure. Accent was not enough marked. The tune was good in the first movement, but much too ■hurried in the second, and also in some •other quick movements which followed. V? not finished enough; nHack, A|1 ^"°od, if anything there was a k\n- 1 *f^Cf at °verdoin £ the cadences were *° the choir discipline, xd v 1 -pi ttuai'tet'te was not very sitc- < tss. u n> was a fairly good attempt, mit It lacked many important things which contribute largely to an artistic <md intelligent perf0nuau<.0 0±- au borate piece of this kind. Xu. '2 (Manchester Orpheus). I,, this choir we have very fine sets of voices, part producing a square and solid 1one, which never wavered. The lead- ing was perfect: enunciation, clear thr-oug-bout: expression, excellent, especially- in forte passages: phrasing* always clear and intelligent intona- tion, perfect: accent was particularly well marked, and splendid effect was attained in many phrases through it fhe -time was always steady, and the style was most finished. The conduc- tor had the choir under full control, and they never seemed to fail one point. The quartette was rendered with good •tasie and excellent effect. The choir finished in tune and without the aid of the piano. This was a most creditable peiformance i li 1 u tighout. No. 3 (Colwyn Bay). -W? have in this choir again voices of very good quality, blending perfectly together, the tone produced being exceptionally pure; reading was perfect enunciation, very good; expression marks attended to and performed in exquisite style; and ,the pitch was correct, with the excep- tion of a trifle of impurity which crept in towards the end of the quartette; accent .was well marked, and rhythm well defined; the time wa. good throughout, no hurrying in any part: style was very finished indeed; the cadences being exceedingly clean, and artistic in delivery; attack never fal- tered discipline was excell'ent; the quartette was rendered in very good style; the finishing bars were, how- ever, not so pure as we would desire in 4- tune. This was a capital performance throughout, most artistic in style, and iiiiisiciaiill)7- in colouring"; there was a most welcome freshness of tone through- out, the performance, and every detail in expression seemed to impart new life to the choir, and to the piece. I only wish they had taken it without the piano. No. 4 (Mostyn LAY -the voices in this choir were much more scattered, and failed to produce the tone which is essential in a piece of this kind. There was a fairly good attempt at expression, but this was invariably marred bv the impurity of tone prevalent; the choir lost the pitch soon after they commenced first page—and ditf- not regain it to the end, altliough they had the piano to start with. Accent was overdone oc- casionally, and the time was not steady. The soli parts was only fairly done. rl he effect on me wa.s that of a young choir doing Its best, but the effort was so much greater than the task. No. 5 (Crewe A 1st tenors were a bit mouthy" in production in this choir, otherwise the voices were good; reading, perfect; enunciation was aLways good; expression, very good in forte passages, but not so good in piano passages; the phrasing was correct, and intelligent; the pitch was well sustained, and the intonation pure; the tempo was good; style, good; and attack 011 the whole was good, but all did not seem to take up the conductor s points with the precision they should discipline, very good in the quartette the fiist bass was much too prominent, and the first tenor too weak and timid, and his tone was peculiar. This performance was that of an experienced and able choir, but some carelessness continually crept into the rendering which should othexwiss approach a very high standard. No. (i (G-walia). The tone produced by this choir was fairly good reading i was good; enunciation rather good; expression only fair; phrasing was good; the pitch was sustained well, but we had some notes here and there which were not quite perfect in tune, the F (sharp) on page 0 was bad time was good and steady attack was ex- ceptionally good, and there was good discipline. The quartette was only fairly good. This was a small force, but holding its own very well indeed, and with a little more training- would have attained a high standard. If I was to pick out the three best performances they are those of Nos. 2, and 5 the cailessness of some mem- bers of S (). 5 compels me to put this choir again on one side, and the com- petition xests between Nos. 2 and 3, and it is a very keen struggle indeed; ithe chief feature of o. 2 is solidity of tone, which, of course, favours forte passages; the chief element in Xo. a again is freshness of tone, which favours ly :,tli forte and piano passages alike. Had the piece been of a lighter charac- ter, I would' Irave no hesitation what- ever in a warding the whole prize to No. o, but taking the character of the piece into consideration, and combining this with the fact that No. 2 saug without accompaniment, and No. M with, I am obliged to divide the prize between the two.
VlORDS OF WISDOM. Learn the luxury of doing good. Do not apologise, for good actions. Owed grudges arc very bad debts. Be good, and if you can, be clever. Vanity is the kindest of weaknesses. Failure is tho inevitable penalty of indolence. A wise man may profit by the actions of a fool. Rich gifts wax poor when the giver proves un- kind. Never tell people things they do not want to know. The man who is ever on the make never makes a man. A child's extremity is the parent's oppor- tunity. The heat of passion is of no use for cooking purposes. Courage is *coniriioti quality, perseverance a. raro one. Hope is like the sun, because it brightens prospects. To gaze upon life we should borrow no man's spectacles. Gladness and gratitude are pleasanfcr emotions than pride. Tho poorest kind of a man is the one who is made of money. The only joys that live and grow are those we share with other. Ciyil. obliging words cost but little, and do a great deal of good. The sins of the children are visited upon the fathers—and mothers. Wit may contain wisdom, but true wisdom i3 ever impatient of wit. The great objection some men have to the sun is that it shines on others. Read not books alone, but men; and chiefly b" careful to read yourself. Scandal is like a smoky fog; there is no limit to the blackening it may do. Don't cull the world dirty beca.use you have forgotten to clean your glasses. Rough roads collect- high toils. The smooth way is both merciful and cheap. Ho who knocks only once should not expect to enter; there are few easy doors. People who desert truth in trifles cannot be trusted in matters of importance. It requires more philosophy to part with things as they go than to take things as they ine. There are ceremonious bows that throw you to a. greater distance than the wrong end of any telescope. He wha has conferred a kindness should be he who has received one should speak of it.—SENKCA. The saying that the man who breaks pays" is not always correct. A man "breaks" be- I cause he can't pay. When wo reflect how disagreeable are sorre wise and learned people, we honestly admire the amiability of fools. If life is a voyage, the cargo and the port are of much more importance than the fish that may ba caught on the way. Cheerfuloefs can become a habit: and it is wonderful how a good habit of this kiud will help us over hard places*
Prestatyn Urban District Council. The New Chairman. Lady MacLaren and Bodnant Avenue. The annual meeting of the Prestatyn Urban District Council was held on Wed- nesday evening, when there were present Councillors T Jones, J Pritchard, J B Linnell, T J Scott, J Banks, Henry Wright, T B Griffith, A Greenwood, Rev F Jewell, W Inglefield, J Williams (Roslyn), and Thos Hughes, together with the Clerk (Mr John Hughes) and the Surveyor (Mr H Roberts). VALEDICTORY WORDS. At the outset the Chairman extended a cordial welcome to the new members- Councillors Inglefield, Banks and Wright, Incidentally he remarked that the two old Councillors not returned—Messrs Peter Ellis and T Parry Williams—were really able and energetic Councillors who did their duty as well as any member could have done it. Reviewing the past year he said it had been a most satisfactory one in every respect. To start with it was the first year the Council had maintained it- self without increasing its debt (Hear, hear). They estimated to receive £ 3,140, and they were glad, not to mention sur- prised, to find that their revenue actually amounted to ^3489 8s rlod, or ^349 8s iod more than they reckoned on. They in- tended to spent C,3,136, but had actually spent Z,3,3,17, or about £ 180 more than they meant to. Yet they were £ >72 8s iod to the good (Hear, hear). It was satis- factory to notice how the revenue from the water undertaking was increasing. They estimated to leceive £800, but actually got ^997 (Applause). Last year they only got £ 761. Mr Jones then extended a few words of welcome to the new Surveyor, and went on to say that during the next few years there were three or four loans which had to be paid off. This year they had to pay off the balance of I- 75 on the Nant Hall sewer, next year ^42 on the Victoria Road scheme, and the year after that £630 for legal expenses. When those loans were paid off it would mean a re- duction of about is 8d in the £ in the rate. If the people only had the patience to wait for about two years the Council would be placed in the very good position of being able to make a reduction in the rates (Applause). THE NEW CHAIRMAN. The next business was the election of Chairman. Councillor Jones said he had occupied the chair for two consecutive years, and he thought that was a long enough period for any man to fill the position. He pro- posed Councillor T J Scott as his successor. Councillor T B Griffith seconded, and Councillors J B Linnell and Rev F Jewell having supported the proposition was carried unanimously. After returning thanks Councillor Scott mentioned the curious fact that not one of the Councillors was born in Prestatvn. He also proposed a cordial vote of thanks to Councillor Thos Jones for his services in I the chair. Councillor J B Linnell seconded, and in doing so remarked that it was his intention to propose at the next meeting that the nnmber of Councillors be increased from 12 to 18. He felt sure that in doing so he would be voicing the wishes of the rate- payers. Councillors Rev F Jewell, T B Griffith, J Pritchard, J Banks, having supported the vote of thanks was carried with ac- clamation, Councillor Jones sui ably re- sponding. THE COMMITTEES. The matter of the appointment o\ com- mittees gave rise to a long discussion. Councillor T B Griffith proposed that in future they should not, as they had been doing in the past, have all the Councillors on every committee, but instead should have seven members only on each com- mittee. Councillor T Jones seconded. The Chairman suggested that as there were only 12 members it would be better to have six on each committee-one six on the Roads and Improvement and Public Health Committees and the other six on the Water and Finance Committees. Councillor Griffith expressed his willing- ness to fall in with the chairman's sug- gestion. Councillor Pritchard did not see the necessity for any alteration. Things had worked very well hitherto. Councillor Griffiths contended that time had been wasted. Besides that it would better help the ratepayers to understand what was going on if the committees were made smaller. Councillor Linnell proposed as an amendment that matters be allowed to remain as they were and Councillor J Williams seconded. Councillor Inglefield spoke in support of Councillor Griffith's proposition. The amendment was withdrawn and it was subsequently decided to have seven members on each committee. The Committees were then appointed as follows :-Public Health and Road and Improvement Committees Councillors Inglefield, Jewell, Pritchard, Jones, Linnell Banks and J Williams. Water and Finance Committee :—Coun- cillors Griffiths, Greenwood, Wright, Jones, Hughes, Banks, Jewell. CONCERNING BODNANT AVENUE. From the minutes of the Roads and Improvements Committee it appeared that the Council were recommended to sign an agreement with Lady MacLaren re the taking over of Bodnant Avenue-between Nant Hail and Marine Road. Councillor Banks pointed out that the agreement had been already signed. Councillor Griffiths contended that not bearing the official seal it was not worth the paper it was written on. The Chairman said the Council were advised that the agreement was legally executed. Both parties had signed it and each had a copy. Councillor Banks strongly objected to the conditions in the agreement. They were different to those imposed on other owners of roads. As he understood it the plans were not submitted to the Council. Moreover the road was not of the required width and if it was adopted it would be doing a great thing for Lady MacLaren. The conditions imposed on other people ought certainly be carried out in this case. The road should be allowed to remain a private one until such time as it was put into the same condition as was expected when other roads were taken over. He thought that was the least Lady MacLaren should expect. To sign the agreement would be imposing a very great charge on a poor community to the advantage of a wealthy property owner who, he thought, should not ask such a thing. The Chairman pointed out that a resolu- tion was passed by the Council--to which he objected-sometime ago accepting the conditions specified in the agreement and they consequently could not go into the matter again now. Councillor Linnell thought Councillor Banks was looking at the matter in rather an unfair way. This road was an impor- tant means of communication from the town to the foreshore and Lady MacLaren paid over C,3,000 to put a bridge over the railway. There were many advantages but few disadvantages. The minutes were then adopted.
Y Golofn Gymraeg. NEU, Y GOLOFN GYMYSG. Yr Hyn a Welais ac a Glywais. Clywsom fod yr Archdwyllwr Y PROFFWYD DOWIE wedi ei ddiarddel gan ei ddilynwyr yn ninas Sion. Yr oedd yn bryd i'r gwlach drwg dderbyn hyny, oblegid nis gallai y diafol ei hunan gyflawni gweithredoedd mwy dryg- ionus nag ef. Rhyfedd fod pobl yn cymeryd eu harwain mewn pethau crefyddol gan y fath dwyllwr gwyneb galed. Ond y drwg ydyw fod cymaint o ffyliaid i'w cael yn y byd. Clywsom fod gryn lawer o wahanol farnau yn mysg pleidiau crefyddol o barthed i fesur ADDYSG newydd Mr Birrell. Yn ein byw nis gallwn ni wtled ynddo unrhyw amcan i wneuthur cam na tfafr ac un blaid yn fwy na'r Hall. Felly paham y dylai neb frawychu rhagddo ? os nad am na chawsant hwy, y cwynfanwyr, eu digoni o ddanteithion ar y bwrdd bach, a'u gorfodi i gymeryd eu dognau ar y bwrdd mawr fel eraill o ddeiliaid y Llywodraeth. Adwaenom hogyn a fyddai bob amser yn cwyno rhag ei fwyd, ac wrth geisio ei blesio cafodd y bachgen ei spwylio gan ei fam, ond pan aeth Jack i weithio i fferm cafodd i'w ginio lon'd cawg o fara llaeth o flaen cig a phwdin Fyna i mo hwn," ebai Jack wrth ei feistres, "gwell genyf fi y ddau olaf." Aie." ebai yr hen wraig, os na fwyti di y cyntaf gofalaf finau na chei ddim o'r olaf." Felly bu raid i Jack ufuddhau y pryd cyntaf o dan ei oruchwyliaeth newydd. Felly yn union y mae gyda Mesur newydd Mr Bir- rel, dymuna rai gael y tatws a'r cig a'r pwdin a gadael y bara Ilaeth o'r neilldu. Beth a wneir a'r dosparth hwn ? Ein cynghor ni ydyw gwneyd iddynt ei fwyta felygwnaeth ei feistres I JACK, neu eu gadael heb ddim a'u dysgu i gofio, Fair play and no favour. Peth teg iawn, dybiwn ni, ydyw public money and public control. Paham y dylai materion addysg ein gwlad gael eu gwneuthur yn fath o bel droed i foddhau opiniynau sectyddol ? Y mae gan y werin bobl achos i ddiolch i Ysgrifenydd y Bwrdd Addysg presenol am r, gydnabod eu rhyddid a'u hawliau fel rhieni ,y y plant, ac nid eu gwneyd fel BYCHOD DIANGOL er cario pechodau dosparthiadau eraill ar eu penau. Ychydig ydyw nifer plant y dos- parth weithiol sydd yn derbyn budd trwy addysg uwchraddol na'r canolraddol ych- waith. I ysgolion elfenol ein gwlad y mae cyfangorph y boblogaeth weithiol yn ddy- ledus am addysg eu plant. 0 ganlyniad, dylai y rhai hyn gael eu dwyn yn mlaen ar linellau mwyaf perffeithiol ag sydd bosibl, mewn slatro athrawon, yn ogystal ag yn mhob darpariaeth arall a chan fod pobl gyfoethog yn mantcisio ar stamp ceiniog yn gystal a'r dosparth dlodion, paham na chaiff plant ysgolion elfenol yr un chwareu teg i ddadblygu eu galluoedd a phlant y dos- parth uwch ? Y mae amser yr hen geir llysg ynglyn ag addysg ar ben yn Nghymru. Bellach, dylem hawlio athrawon mewn lleoedd gwledig up-to-date mor gyfiawn ar les ein plant, a chwithau, Mr Gol., yn nhref y Rhyl, a'r modd i'w cael ydyw cario allan ddarpariaeth y Mesur hwn, a cbeisio gwella rhai rhanau ynddo cyn y daw yn gyfraith. Y dydd o'r blaen gwelsom hanes am hen Gadfridog enwog oedd wedi derbyn bwled i'w droed MEWN RHYFEL. Yr oedd nyn yn ei wneuthur yn gloff ac yn ei boeni vn fawr ar amserau. Un diwrnod pan oedd mewn cwmni cyhoeddus, wrth weled ,ei fod yn gloff, daeth boneddwr ato gan ei gyfarch: Wedi cyfarfod a damwain wrth farchogaeth, syr ?" Nage," ebai yr hen General yn sychlyd. Ai y Gowt neu y Riwmatic sydd yn eich blino, ynte ?" Nage," eto meddai'r hen Gad- fridog. Wel, beth all fodyr aches o hyny ?" ychwanegai y cwestiynwr. "Darlleniwch hanesyddiaeth eich gwlad yn fwy ofalus," meddai yr hen ryfelwr, yn sarug, a chewch wybod yr achos." Felly y dywedwn ninau, pe buasai bobl wedi darllen mwy o hanes- yddiaeth Cymru a'i phobl, buasai llai o holi ac ANWYBODAETH yn ein mysg. Y dydd o'r blaen clywsom un yn gofyn i'r llall o barthed i Vesuvius Eruption," beth sydd i olygu wrth Vesuvius? Yr oedd hwn yn ddyn gwybodus mewn rhai pethau a phe buasai wedi darllen awdl y diweddar anfarwol y Parch John Hugh Evans (Cyn- faen), a enillodd yn Eisteddfod Bethesda, ar UDGORN YR ADGYFODIAD, buasai ganddo well syniad am dano. Os ydym yn iawn gofio rhan o honi, dywedodd Cynfaen fel hyn :— Etna'n wylIt yn y nen Wedi ei hollti yn ddwy dellten Ie, Vesuvius hefyd syrth i'w garu Yn swrth i gyd. Pwy na ddarllenai mwy ar waith beirdd a Ilenorion goreu ein gwlad ? H.H.
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To Advertise Rhyl. Excellent Programm —Poor Audience. It is to be hoped that Tuesday night's meagre audience at the Palace is in nowise to be considered as representing the state of public interest as regards the Rhyl Ad- vertising Association. The huge pre dominance of empty chairs reflected but little credit on the residents of the town, and most of the few who were present were heard to comment adversely on the fact that there was only one Councillor present, and also upon the fact that the tradesmen in attendance were to be counted on the fingers. To think that so ambitious an attempt to get the people to help them- selves by helping Rhyl met with such lukewarm recognition is a matter for much regret. The entertainment was of a high order, and those who did attend were thoroughly rewarded, although doubtless it was dispiriting to the artistes to have to play to such a huge array of unoccupied chairs. Miss Nesta Jones, owing to hav- ing to undergo an operation, was unable to appear, and Miss Mabel Richardson kindly consented to fill her place. The programme was as follows:—Glee, "Hail Apollo," Rhyl Town Band recitals, (a) Lochinvar," (b) The Ballad of Lorraine." Miss Mabel Richardson song, 11 Seville Gipsy Maid," Miss Louie James quartette, Mr R Hanlon and Party society sketch, "r and My Father-in-law," Miss Mabel Richardson song, Dear Heart (en- cored), Miss Louie James recital, Miss Mabel Richardson comedietta, My Uncle's Will," dramatis persome Charles Cashmore, Mr P J hshfield; Mr Barker, Mr Oswald Emlyn Florence Marigold, Miss Winnie Jones. The accompanist was Miss Mabel Hughes. During the interval the Rhyl Town Band gave the Fantasia II Llewellyn." §0§
Mr. Howell Idris, M.P. Injured. Falls from his Motor Car. On Wednesday Mr T Howell Idris, the Member for Flint Boroughs met with a serious accident. He was motoring from St Asaph to Dolgelly. after having made a tour of his constituency, and when just outside the city he appears to have stood up in the car, which at the time was pro- ceeding at a rapid rate, with the object of putting on his overcoat. A slight lurch on the part of the car caused Mr Idris to lose his balance and before his chaffuer was aware of what had happened he had pitched headlong over the side of the car nto the roadway. The driver pulled up, and in a few minutes Mr Idris was con- veyed to the Workhouse near by. I It transpires that Miss Howard of Wig- fair was passing in her motor car at the time and she hastened to summon Dr Heap who found Mr Idris in an unconscious state. He was conveyed to the YVoikhouse and placed in one ot the smaller wards of the new infirmary. Examination showed that he was severely cut about the face. Dr Eyton Lloyd of Rhyl was summoned and he proceeded to St Asaph with two nurses from the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Mr Idris regained consciousness in a couple of hours, and yesterday (Thursday) he was reported to be out of danger. It is expected that in about four days he will have so far recovered as to be able to leave the Workhouse. Many expressions of sympathy have been forwarded from all parts of the county. ¡
SALVE TENF.TIA! I Venice, writes Mr. Marion Crawford in his "Gleanings from Venetian History," is the reioai personal of all cities in the world. The imagination can hardly picture a Venica different from her present self at any time in her history. Where all is colour, the more brilliant costumes of earlier times could add but little; a general exodus of all her inhabitants to-day would leave almost as much of it behind. In tw still canals the gorgeous palaces continually gaze down upon their own reflected images with placid satisfaction, and look with calm indif- ference upon the changing generations of men and women that glide upon the waters. The mists gather upon the mysterious lagoons and xink away again before the devouring light, day after day, year after year, century after cen- tury; and Venice is always there her. self, sleeping or waking, laughing, weeping, dreaming, singing or sighing, living her own life through ages, with an intensely vital per- aonalitv which time lias hardly modified, and is altogether powerless to destroy. Somehow it would not surprise those who know her to como suddenly upon her and find that all human lifo was extinct within her, while her own went on, strong as ever; nor yet, in the other evtreme, would it seem astonishing if all that has ever been should begin again, as though it. had never ceased to be if the Bucentaur swept down the Grand Canal to the beat of its two hundred oars, bearing the Doge out to wed the sea with gorgeous train: if the Great Council began to ait again in all its splendour: if the Piazza Were thronged once moro with men and women from the pictures of Paris Bordone. Tintoretto. Paolo Veronese, and Titian; if Eastern shipping crowded the entrance to the Guideeca. and Eastern merchants filled the shady ways of the Mcrceria. What miracle could seem miraculous in Venice, the city of wonders? DR. TEMPLE AND RUGBY. Archbishop Temple always retained If great affection for Rugby, and from tho Rugby Memoir," by Mr. F. E. Kitchener, which forma part of tho" Memoirs of Archbishop Temple, by Seven Friends, is taken this interesting note on Dr. Templo's last visit to the school: His last visit to Rugby was on July 30th, 19C2. the year of his death; he then unveiled the west window and the Matthew Arnold medallion in tho chapel. Tho day was marked by a slight in. cident. On tho way down to Rugby, ar. Wood- ford Station, on the Great Central line, there was gome doubt among those coming to Rugby as to whether the train- would stop at Rugby or not. An old Rugbeian passing the carriage caught sight of tho Archbishop, and cried out loudly: We are all right: there's the headmaster." The old title gave Dr. Temple great delight, taking him back thirty years, and when he reached the schoolhouso ho saluted Dr. James with tho in- quiry: "Do you know who I a.m? I'm the headmaster." So true did his heart beat to Rugby to the last. And yet Rugby matters were, when he WM at Fulham or at Lambeth, the straw that would havo broken tho camel's back if he had been any other man. One day can bo vouched for as a sample. After correspondence at Fulham. ap- pointments a.t London House, the opening of ft Home in the East, and the preaching of a ser- mon and attending a temperance meefiner in the Wost of London, we drove back to Fulham, to find Dr. Percival, then headmaster of Rugby, waiting for him, though it was nearly midnight, to discuss the matters on tho agenda for the morrow's meeting c* the governing body. To Rugby he paid the greatest tribute a father can pay to a school by sending both his sons to he taught there. In declining years he seemed to dwell with even more affectionate interest on the old Rugby stories.
SCIENCE NOTES AND NEWS. HOW LIQUID AIR IS MADE. Xir is compressed to 1,200 to 1,500 pounds per square inch, passed into receptacles where it is freed from moisture and other impurities, then into expansion chambers, and through Ion? coils of pipe. It becomes intensely cold. reaching finally 312deg. below zero, at which point it be- comes liquid. The liquid is drawn off in insu- tated vessels, and keeps for days gradually lessen- ing until it is all evaporated. PHOTOGRAPHIC "BREATH IMAGES." When the glass plate of a photographic noga- tivo is scraped free from film and cleaned chemically, nothing remains visible, but on breathing on the glass the photographic imago may be brought out again as a faint grey and white positive. It is supposed that the latent image—the undeveloped photograph—is an electro-chemical formation of molecular nuclei, around which the visible image is subsequently built up by development. NOVEL USE OF COMPRESSED AIR. A novel use of compressed air is made by rail- way companies in the Southern States. of America. When the loads of cotton are being taken to the coast there is always danger of their becoming damaged through sparks from the loco- motives. To prevent this, the locomotive Itoilers are filled with compressed air. A trainload of I several thousand bales of cotton can be hauled by these locomotives at a rate of twelve miles all hour, although no fire is used in working them. THE EARTH WARMER. That the earth is growing temporarily warmer THE EARTH WARMER. That the earth is growing temporarily warmer is shewn by the mountain glaciers. These are made by varying temperature and moisture to increase and diminish in size during periods of years that may be found to be more or less J regular cycles, and a period of quite general de- crease began about forty-five years ago. This has continued, with many local interruptions, as in the case cf Glacier Blanc, which advanced from 1889 to 1896. Observations of ninety glaciers in the Swiss Alps, and many others in the French &nd Italian Alps, in Norway, Greenland, the Caucasus, the Pamir, the North-West. United States, Western Canada and Africa, shew that practically all are growing smaller. In the Savoy Alps and the Pyrenees small glaciers have quite disappeared. ) THE BRAIN AND THE INTELLECT. Investigations go to strengthen the belief that we do our best thinking with the back of the brain, and that that portion of the organ is en- titled to be regarded as the seat of intellect. The left half of the brain is also looked upon as pre-eminently the intellectual half by some authorities. Dr. Phelps. a student of the sub- ject, notes that the right half is capable of sus- taining severe injury without shewing marked ill-effects. Cases of this kind have often puzzled physiologists, but the mystery disappears if wo admit that the left half of the organ does most of our thinking. Some authorities arc inclined to think that the halves of the brain are in a measure separate, so that, every man may be said to have two brains. But none of these con- clusions is yet definitely accepted by all scientific men. — HUMAN MOTIVE FORCE. According to the researches of Fischer, the latent calorific energy stored in the food ab- sorbed by an adult man a day is 3.000 to 3.500 calories of heat. A notable part of this energy is used within the body for determining animal activity, respiration, digestion, elimination. &c. Tho excess may be expended in mechanical work. A day of eight hours and average and continuous work is equivalent to a work of 127.000 kilogramme-meters, or 300 calorics, or a little less than one-half horse-power. Under these conditions the cost price of 100 horse-power may be thus calculated: Man, 250 workmen at 3 francs per day, 750 francs: horse-power, 10 horse power, all expenses included, 60 francs; engine, steam. 6 francs: engine. gas, 3'50 francs. Human motive force is. therefore, 100 times dearer than mechanical motive force. TO DETECT ANILINE OR SALICYLIC ACID. A method for detecting the presence of aniline or salicylic acid in foods has been developed by C. Lawal, says the Scientific American. Pieces of wool are first prepared, from which the oily mat- ter has been well removed by boiling in a soda solution and washing until all tlje alkali has dis- appeared. The substance to be analysed is di- luted with water and filtered. We take 100 c. c. of the filtered liquid, adding 4 c. c. of hydro- chloric acid and put in a wool strip. The wool j" then washed in cold water, then boiled in slightly acidulated water. In the presence of an&ne colours, the wool becomes coloured, and the colour is soluble in ammonia. It reappears upon acidulation, while the vegetable colours turn to red. green, or yellow in contact with ammonia. To detect salicylic acid, we treat the substance with water and sulphuric acid. taking up the liquid with ether. The latter is then evaporated on a watch glass, and the residue is treated with ferric chloride. A violet coloration indicates salicylic acid. A flesh-coloured precipi- tate shews benzoic acid. Should tannin be also present, it must be first precipitated by means I of sub-acetate of lead. NEW BALLOON "POWER." France has the honour of recording an impor- tant invention in connection with aeronautics. Hitherto practical difficulties in connection with Ij the charging of balloons has militated greatly against their use by arn ies in tho field. The French Army possesses 300 specially constructed vehicles for transporting hydrogen for airships. Each of these vehicles has to be drawn by six horses, and to bo returned to the depot when once unloaded. M. G. F. Jaubert claims to have discovered a power of evolving hydrogen from water which does away with all this. This is done by the action on water of hydride of cal- cium. or, as ho terms it. "hydroHth." of which one kilogramme yields 1.250 litres of pure hydro gen. It thus appears that with 500 kilogrammes (lOcwt.) of hydride of calcium, movable any- where a.nd utilisable anywhere with water, the French Army aeronauts could do all that is done with their 300 hydrogen carts, weighing three and a-half tens epch when loaded. The French Army had at present three types < t balloons, the colonial balloon, of 350 cub;o metres capacity, the campaign balloon of 500 cubic metres capacity, and the -siege balloon of 800 cubic metres capacity. SUN-SPOTS AND VEGETATION. The French Astronomer and naturalist. M. Flargmarion. has succeeded, so he says, in estab- lishing a relation between horse-chestnuts and sun-spots. He finds that, the leif-buds burst and the flowers appear on the horse-chestnut trees earlier when the spots on the sun are largest. Honce, he is trying incidentally to find out which of the sun's rays really do the work* of growing fruits and vegetables. To this end, says an American paper, he built a number of small greenhouses—one of the ordinary kind. another covered with red glass, a further one of blue glass, one of green glass, and so on. represent- ing the various hues of the solar spectrum. In each of these greenhouses he sowed fifty lettuce- plants, and as a result ho found that those which grew in the red light spindled up into the air, whild those in the bluo light and green light, de- veloped hardly at all. It was much the some way with other vegetables, the potatoes planted in the red house running to stalks and leaves, while the tubers obtained were hardly bigger than peas. It was ascertained, however, that ripe strawberries and other fruits could he kept in good condition for many day,. and held back I from over-ripening, by placing them under blue glass. INDIAN OCEAN EXPLORATION. I Some highly scientific results have been 9 achieved by the Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean for the exploration of those waters. One important point which was ascertained, ae, cording to Mr. Stanley Gardiner. M.A.. Lec- turer in Zoology and Fellow of Caius Colleae of Cambridge University, who was in charge of the party, was the extension outward of all the reefs, on their own remains or debris, in much the same way as a moraine is formed at the. base of a glacier. These masses of rock were found to be thickly covered by Various growths and marine animals. Huge stems of black coral (the rarest variety) extending to seven feet in length were secured, though white coral was found to be the principal constituent of the reefs. Numerous quantities of deep-sea fish wero secured. Tho greater proportion of these are believed to be absolutely new and .eoct: "Fia sure I don't linow what to do with this poem. The editors say it's utter slush, end even my friends pronounce it nonsense." Friend: Well, I'll tell you-why don't yoil fcaye it fet to music? "Cleveland Leaàr
I .J AMERICAN HUMOUB. SPRING SNAKE STORIES. GLOVETISVULE. N. Y., Spring, 1906.—"Some people think a snake ain't got no brains, but there's where they're away off," said Bud Hart- man. the oldest trapper in the Adirondack foot- bills. Tljc, jj,,t uz cutc, t;z a fo-x any day iii th' week. One spring I drove th' 'bus fer th' Sacondaga. House an' used t' help out in th' chores an' I seen with my own eyes whut- I'm teilin' you. We had a lif tie spring house back uv tli' hotel, where we kep' th' milk an' cream an' butter. Well. jist after warm weather come suthin' begin goin' wrong in th' spring house. Ev'rv mornin' there'd be one empty cream can. We couldn't make out bow it. disappeared, fer there wuz a good strong door on th' house an' a lock wo knew couldn't be picked, so one night th' boss had me lay for th' thief. "I hid in a place where I could watch tlr door without bein' cen. an' I stayed awake all right enough till mornin', too, but when we went inside there wuz th' empty can. It. wuz pro- I vokin' an' th' boss got it into his head th't I'd fell asleep durin' th' night, an' he hinted uz much. to I said I'd try it another night, but in- side th' spring lJOll" that time. Well, sir, -long in th' middle uv th' night I heard a splashht' in thO crcam and I lit. a lantern I had with me t' see whut. wuz gain' on. Right there in th' middle of tl)* can wuz a blacksnake. an' say, but he wuz a-splashin' his tail around fer fair. He wliz so bus, lie didn't see me an' I wuz so in- tere-ted I jist watched him instead uv kiliin' him. He kep 'that tail whirlin' till he'd churned all th' cream an' then lie sit. down an' quietly eat th' butter an' licked up th' buttermilk." MADISO. VA.. Spring. 1906.—Your corre- spondent. has submitted to a number of local naturalists the Glovcrsville story about the intel- ligence of the snake that churned the cream and a1 the butter, and takes pleasure in stating that they announced the story is not at all impro- bable. "The reason I don't doubt it" sah." said Ben Benton, who collected rattles, for Bar- I Dum's circus in 1879. i" that I knew two snakes that shewed the same ordah of intelligence. I had a hen that was a great, layer, but one spring she seemed to go stale—not an egg from her. I began to take notice to find out what was tho trouble. She cackled all right ono day. but nary an egg. I watched and at last I found there was a snake that hid in the grass not fah from her nest. It would wait until the hen cackled, then sneak up and steal the egg. Then there was another snake that would wait around the cowsheds until the milking was finished. When it heard me close the shed door it would crawl through a hole in the shed and lick up the milk that, had been spilt. That same snake learnt the sound of cowbells, and it picked out a Jersey cow and followed her all the timo and milked her every day. It wouldn't follow- the common cows at all. Finally we ewitched bells, but the snake soon got on and we had to change bells every day for a month. Then we managed to kill the snake." » HAZEN, Ky.. Spring, 1906.—Gale Bliss, a far- mer about a mile from town, reports a strange courtship in which a hen and a garter snake are the principals. The snake came out of his win- ter sleep three or four weeks ago and took up quarters in the poultry yard. After it had hung around there several days a; cold snap came, and Gale supposed the snake perished. He was much surprised to see it the next' warm day. He noticed the chickens were not afraid of the snake, and that one old Plymouth Rock h-and the reptile were always together. He d. t te watch the two and his patience was re 1 at last. The snake would coil itself up nest when the weather was chilly and the ould cover it a.s carefully as if it were a.. ngof eggs. Gale has had several offers for eLe hen and snake from vaudeville managers, but does not care about selling. MONTICELLO, Fla., Spring, 1906. — Rattle- snakes were never so thick as they have been this spring. Several orange groves have been badly damaged by them, the snakes climbing the trees to eat the tender buds.-Broaklyfl. Citizen- THE EVER-WISE SHERLOCK. Watson," said Sherlock Hones, have you orer stopped to think of the ease with which a man can efface himself from public view, and at tho same time remain on earth and calmly enjoy himself while the police are turning the world upside down to find him?" I admitted that I had not. and added: On the contrary, I always supposed it was impossible for a fugitive from justice to enjoy It Ims-If. I always imagined the mental torture of a man be- ing sought by the police was so great that ic drove him to surrender sooner or later. And I thought it impossible for a man to evade the police any great length of time." "How absurd!" exclaimed Hones. "My dear Watson, why do you not read the daily papers? Tut, tut! don't protest that you do. You glance at the sporting page. I know, and in the baseball season you read every line. You look at the pictures and the marriage licences, but you do not read the papers. If you did, you would know that John D. Rockefeller Oh, I know all about his disappearance," I interrupted. But I supposed he was having ft hard time to keep under cover." Rubbish! said Hones, pulling out. another pink pill. If you would stop and think, you would see the folly of your deduction. If John D. were having difficulty in evading the police, naturally it would cost him considerable money -so let us (lrop your deduction at once. Watson. I know where John D. Rockefeller is this very minute, and I could place my hand on him within an hour." "Get him!" I cried. "It would be a greats feather invyour cap! Think of the honour "My dear Watson," broke, in Hones, "in some ways you are one of tho most obtuse men I ever knew. John D. Rockefeller is out of pub- lie view. Far be it from me to bring the world's abuse down upon my head by doing tmythinsf that will bring him back." THE WALK CURE. I'm out of health," said the man, de- jectedly. For an answer the doctor waved bj. hand toward the door of his inner office, whereon trere painted these words: Walk in." So the man walked and walked, early and late, and, sure enough, found himself, at last, in health once more. This fable teache« that prescriptions are net always the worse for being misunderstood.— Fuck. SUNFLOWER PHILOSOPHY. When people say anything good about you, ever notice what a few are present? When a woman sweeps a room with her hus- band sitting in it, she may not feel it, but sheo always looks mighty vindictive. There are too many men marrying who could be caf.ght by the heels and shaken, and the price of a cook stove wouldn't fall out of their pockets. If a preacher is married, there is at least one woman in the church who tells him he has faults —the woman who is married to him. It is every woman's opinion that Job. being a man, missed the greatest affliction of all; ho didn't have to put up with a husband. The people who approve of you in everything else, draw their chairs together and begin to whisper when they reach tho subject of your way of finding pleasure. Answer to correspondence: that piece of chamois a girl carries is not to wipe her shoes, though the colour looks it. It is to dust off her complexion. The clock has a strange way of telling different tales with the same face. If it is telling one man to hurry up, it tells the next man who looks that there is plenty of time. Atchison (Kan.) Globe. AT THE CIRCUS SMOKER. Why," said the ticket seller, is this eirciyf like a bad cigar?" Because." replied the. lion king, the banci 19 its chief attraction." "And," offered th? bareback rider, it takes' such a lot of puffs to keep it going." "No," remarked the ticket eller. preparing to run, "because all who buy sit in tiora after being roped in."—Brooklyn Life. "And so you're from Boston?" Ve-4. I 8m from Boston," replied the Boston i«.n. proudly. "The city made famous by beans." *'Pardon me." retorted the injured Boston maa. L Boston is the city that made beans famous." Editor Most Anythine. I have lost my hair fffithin the last year. What shall I do to recoTet it?"—T.N. Advertise."