WHITE CITY MISHAP. Nine persons were injured in an accident which occurred on Saturday on the Alpine railway at the White City, through a collision between a couple of cars. The names of the injured are as follows: Walter Goodr'dge (driver of one of the ,cars). ii. ill itli John H. Wilson, Shep- I. rd's-bush J. S. Dyas, Richmond; Harold A. Harris, Kingston; C. Davidson, King- ston L. Lodge, Bayswater; Henry Wedder- burn, 3, Lincoln's-place, W.C. Miss Bees- ton, Stone-street, W.C. Reginald Hicks, 3, Ormiston-road, Sbepherd's-bueh. Of these, Gocdridge was the only one taken to hospital. The others were treated by Drs. Lock and Collier, and afterwards were sent home in cabs. Shortly before ten o'clock in the evening, when the accident occurred, one of the cars was stationary at the bottom of a steep dip where there is an entrance to a subterranean cave. It was loaded with a full complement of passengers—28. Suddenly another fully laden car dashed down the incline into it. The force of the impact was so great as to .Eiiias".i the front of the descending car, and the passengers were thrown in a heap on to the occupants of the lower car.
MINISTERIAL CHANGES. -ooI!> MR. SAMUEL PROMOTED. Two mi;)or'nnt 4 »' the \fi) 1 tn ,,I ,iic) till 1" LZ .■" '■■!•■■ Di.1:hy <>: Iler^rt b^iu-el ;u; r.isd ti\c r-. :g- m¡h(;, d lilT :L:WL. u >:■ Ore* r- tor-. ;u. sl'ip for Ircli: f ■: appointment of the Master c f Lr Jjs, 1 C to be duo to iii.- ■vi.t'■ is a of the Marque; vije kudc o ii". Opp^i on m <1 w uih As Lord E-dniortd Fitzn:. ic:; be was -Dad^r-P. fcr .Foreign Aft'r. \f <" <• t' iSxO-#.i Government. i LJ i mert cook office h.' c 1 and nln(1c U ii el Sc c r e t t-, I:t(ir i s in the Lords. In th* « i I ;h T..jA place on Sir H n srmsn's death Lord Fitzn }<. lit I Chan- cellor of the Duchy io succession to Viscount Wolverhampton. offico carries with it a seat in the Cabinet, and its acceptance by Mr. Samuel involves a fcy-aloction in the Cleveland Division of Yorkshire. Ill-health is also the reason for Mr. Buchanan's resign at ion. Per srroe time past he has been unable to attend to h> official duties i'i tiie Comn-'ins. Tb« ar-p-i itiiv-nt of the Master of Elibank, who has been the Comp- troller of the Household sinco the formation of the prevent. Govorninoiit, represents Peebles aild S'elHrksh re, arc has acted as Scottish Liberal Whip, involves no re-election.
STRENGTH OF THE ARMY". An important White Paper was published on Tuesday night containing a memorandum on the .existing Army system and on the present state of the military forces in the United Kingdom. The memorandum, which is signed by Mr. Haldane and the other members of the Army Council, has been published "in view of doubts which have lately been expressed in regard to the effective strength of the Regular Forces and their readiness for war." Since January 1 last the Regular Reserve has increased by 1.330 men, and the Special Reserve by 3.900 men. The numbers liable for service ■abroad have increased since 1805 by 110,000 officers and men. On December 1, 1905, there were 7,463 officers liable for service abroad, and on January 1 this year 10,157. The number of non-commissioned officers and men of the Regular Army. Militia, and Reserve similarly liable and available by age and service, after the usual deductions haTe been made. was 185,823 in 1905, 285,515 in Ja.nuray of this year, the normal being 265,085.
A STORY OF PARTMOOR. Harry Joyce, hawker and convict undergoing three years', penal servitude at Dartmoor, was sentenced on Tuesday to seven years' penal ser- vitude for unlawfully wounding Warder Curry on March 16. Prise ner struck Curry violently with a spade, so injuring him that he had not been able to resume duty since. Joyce gave evidence on his own behalf. He said since lie had been under the charge of Curry he had led a most miserable life. Currv was bullying men s from morning to night. Prisoner said the con- victs at Dartmoor were treated worse than degs. i The officers at Exeter Prison were a different set cf men, and since he (prisoner) had been there he had enjoyed himself. P-iLi g to Curry, prisoner siid "Look at the dog he can't lock one straight in the face." Prisoner cried during the recital of hia grievances.
■■ DREADNOUGHT DOCKS. The Admiralty have determined to enter into ucrotniwo.is sit. once Sor the construction of two iioatiiig rlocie of the largest size, capable ei accommodatiug ships of the Dreadnought and Invincible type. It is und-rstood that they .a i^teiuLd for use on the East Coast-—one j probably being placed in the Tyne and another furUier north. In the Navy Estimates, provision is made for an expenditure of £ 19,400 on one of the docks during the present financial year, and of £ l].l!cS2 on the other, but there is no estimate of their total cost.. Their construction will be CO! pietcd "very rapidly. Great Britain will have 17 graving docks and tw mating docks to Germany's six and three respectively.
ANOTHER SHAW PLAY BANNEF). Mr. George Bernard Shaw announced in a fetter to the "Times" on Saturday that he has had another play banned. He heads his letter. "The Censor's Revenge." In the course of it Mr. Shaw says:— "An hour after I read in the 'Times' of Sir Herbert Beerbohni Tree's triumph the counterblow fell on me in the shape of the kord Chamberlain's refusal to licence my s*etch, entitled Press Cuttings,' and an- nounced by the Women's Suffrage Society *L°r performance at the Court Theatre on Julj 9 and 12. Shaw further explains that his alleged office this time is not blasphemy, but "per- sonalities expressed or understood." There ts in the play a Prime Minister named Bals- r and a "Teutonhobe general whom he » Ur,«tened Mitchener. Mr. Shaw says that f j a precedent in Mr. J. M. Barrie's and udy which was passed by the \1<:
FUN AND FANCY. Arebie: "See how I am hunted after; all these are invitations." Friend: "Good gracious! All invitations. Invitations to what?" Archie: -To call and settle ac- counts." The Playwright: "Honestly, now, what do you think of my new play?" The Critic: "Don't ask me. You're so much bigger and stronger than I a.m." U A girl," said the mother, "cannot be too eautiouis about considering her first proposal of marriage." "You're right, mamma," said the girl. "It is wise to reflect on the horrible possibility of never getting another." Gyer; "Yes, he is what you might term a financial pessimist." Myer: What's a financial pessimist?" Gyer "A man who is afraid to look pleasant for fear his friends will want to touch hina for a bit." "I think," said the smart chiM reflec- tively, "that Hungary must be the most humanlike of all the nations." "Why so, my child?" asked the fond papa. "Because," the smart child answered, "it is governed by its diet." Bank Clerk: "You will have to be identi- fied, ma'am." Lady Customer: "My friend here will identify me." Bank Clerk: "But I don't, know her." Lady Customer: "Oh, well. I'll introduce you." Mrs. Ondego (making a call): "I am sorry to hear you are having trouble with your cook." Mrs. Upjohn: "Yes; I shall have to let Selina go. I didn't mind her practising on the piano now and then, but she wants to join our tennis club." An Irish recruit was once brought up for breaking into barracks—that is, getting over the wall instead of entering by the gate. "But Murphy," said the officer, "though you were late, you should have come in by the gate." Plaise, yer honour," said Murphy, "I was afraid of waking the sentry." "Young man," said a father, "I don't want you to be too attentive to my daugh- ter." "Why—er—really," stammered the young man, "I bad hoped to marry her some "Exactly; and I'd like you to marry her, but if you're too attentive to her you won't hate money enough to do it!" Principal: GG J chnnie, I'm surprised that vour French is so weak. Now, think. Chapeau. What is that? What does your throw up whon he's merry? Johnnie: "His job, sir." Assistant (to edi'or) "How's this obitu- ary?" Editor: "Why, it's my own!" As- sistant: "Yes. That Haskins chap—the dead shot-was in here yesterday looking for you with a gun, and I thought, if anything should happen, you might4 like to correct the proofs beforehand." Lady: "So you have been ruined and brought to this by your wife?" Walking Tourist (usual brand): "Yes'm. I found 'er three good jobs, but 'er impidence and inde- pendence lost 'er the lot of 'em!" Smallman: "These are hard times. I heard of a man the other day who couldn't raise money even on Government bonds." Slimwit i "Indeed What was the reason? Smallman: "Well, you see, he didn't have the bonds." A gentleman visiting some relatives in Scotland was persuaded to try a game of golf. At his first stroke he aimed a terrific blow at the ball, scattering the turf to right and left, and looked around for the result. "What have I hit? he asked. "Scotland, sir," gruffly answered the caddie. "Have you n match?" asked the chronic bore who had dropped into the busy man's office for a chat. "My cigar has gone out." "It seems to have the advantage of you," re- marked the busy man. "How's that?" queried the chronic bore. "It knows what it ought to do," replied the busy man. An old lady from a remote country district who visited Edinburgh for the first time happened to arrive as a party of golfers were hurrying to catch a suburban train for the links. "It's a braw toun," she informed her minister after her return, "but it hurt me sair to see sae so mony decent-like men carrying bags o' broken umbrellas. There maun hae been sair douncomes, an' though I widna mention it for the warl' to anither, there was twa or three that lookit as if they had been ministers "That's a nice-looking chap at the next table," said the young man who was treating his best girl to a lunch in a Strand restau- rant. "Is he a friend of yours?" "Yes, in- deed," laughed the pretty girl. "Well, er— I think I'll ask hins to join us." "Oh, this is so sudden." "What's so sudden? "Why— why, that's our young minister I" "No, sir," said the motorist, "the airship is utterly impracticable." "Do you speak as a scientist?" "No, sir. As a man of expe- rience. Suppose your engine breaks or your petrol gives out, and leaves you stuck away in a cloud bank, how are you going to get » team of horses to pull you out?" A certain art critic was invited to an artist's studio to express an opinion on the latter's most recent picture. "Well, candidly, my dear fellow," said the critic, after a brief examination, I' think your foreground is beastly." "Oh, indeed!" said the indignant artist, "and perhaps you think the cattle in the background are beastly, too?" Critic: "Certainly not; they're anything but that." "I'm in a difficulty over my girl." "What's wrong?" "I've been saying such nice things to her that she's getting conceited. If I stop she'll think I don't care for her any longer, and if I go on she'll think she's too good for me." Governor of Prison: "You are leaving here now; your conduct in prison has been excellent. Here is a sovereign. I hope you will devote yourself to true honourable busi- ness." Burglar "I eertainly shall." Gover- • nor of Prison: "Well, is there anything you "ante Burglar: "Please, sir, I should like to get ray old jemmy. The police took it, and Fd like to have it back again. It belongs to me."
I J HOME HINTS. Shabby oak furniture should be brushed over with warm beer, and when thoroughly j dry polished with bees-wax and turpentine. i — I Should the knob come off the lid of a pan or kettle, a screw should be slipped through the i hole with the head to the inside of the lid, I and a cork 1 screwed on the protruding end. This will make a knob that will not get hot, and that can be removed when it is dirty. To wash fine lace or linen, take a gallon of furze blossoms, and burn their., to ashes, then boil them in six quarts of soft water. This,, when fine, use in washing with suds, as occa- sion requires, and the linen, etc., will not only be exceedingly white, but also only half the soap is needed and there is little trouble.. When baking a custard put the dish con- taining it in a larger dish nearly full of water. Then, when the custard is half cooked, m little castor-sugar should be sifted over it. It will be found that this process helps to brown the custard nicely, while the surrounding water prevents it from cooking too fast, and, so the honeycomb appearance is avoided. Children soon learn to enjoy cleaning their teeth, and are apt to be rather over t vigorous than otherwise inattentive to duty. Always clean a young child's teeth both night and morning. n A toothbrush should! not be used, as the little gums are so tender. All that is necessary is to use a piece of eoft- linen dipped in warm water. To renovate and alter the shape of am ostrich feather, hold it over the steam of j boiling kettle, the quill will then be quite- pliable. If a straight shape is desired, s z, place the feather on a piece of stiff card- board, and to curve it, bend it round a large- jar or bottle. There is nothing more beneficial for the' eyebrows than brushing them. Get a small eyebrow brush and brush them well but gently several times a day. After washing the face at night and brushing the brows in this way, heat a little vaseline, and with a small brush apply it to the roots of the hair. This will increase the growth,of the brows and make them look glossy. If a fire has to be left unwatched for seve- ral hours, the best plan to keep it alive is to place on the top of the coal a handful of salt. This will prevent it burning quickly, also from flying on to the hearthrug. A stir with the poker afterwards will result in a nice red lire. G. WHEN DECORATING THE HOME. Women who are seeking advice on the sub- ject of house decoration may profit by the following hints. "When papering a room re- following hints. When papering a room re- member that large patterns and dark colours will make it appear smaller, while a plain or striped paper of a light hue will give an effect in increased size. Flower designs should only be used in bedrooms. For bath- rooms, kitchen, and nursery, either paint the walls or use washable paper. For reception rooms a simple moire design in silver or bronse is most effective. Quiet simplicity, indeed, should be the keynote throughout. KHEPINO YOUNG. There is commonly a gladness in the faces of young girls that is absent from the coun- tenances of young and elderly women. Often in age women regain beauty of facial expres- sion by discovering the secret of delight. There is an idea afloat Jhat people should grow more beautiful with every year that passes. It is a discredited idea, though the faster it gains ground the better chance will girls have of possessing beauty all their lives, for it is a truth. There is no reason why dis- appointment should sour us, or disenchant- ment be the general fate of womankind. MONET MATTERS AND MARRIAGE. A little common sense in discussing money matters before marriage would save a world of discomfort. A girl should know on what sum she is expected to dress and pay her little personal expenses. If she has a father, it is his place to learn what income his future son-in-law can command; how much he has in savings, and the amount of his debts. The lack of a father places this duty upon a mother's shoulders, and when a girl has no one to make such inquiries for her, she should do it herself. For unless she knows on how much she will have to manage, she cannot settle down to plan how to keep com- fortably within the bonds of the income, whatever it may be. I EVILS or TIGHT-LACING. Do not forget that a bad complexion is often due to unconscious tight-lacing. Any tightness presses upon the stomach, which cannot do its work properly, and a spotty skin is the result. Wear loose clothing so as not to impede either digestion or proper breathing. Wear a woollen garment next the skin all the year round. Sometimes a girl's complexion is blue and pasty because she habitually wears too few clothes in cold weather. Perhaps she suffers chronically from cold feet, and warm stockings and shoes in such cases are more effective measures than any toilet applications.
USEFUL RECIPES. BFFUBJLBB JAM.—Take four pounds of red rhubarb, four pounds of loaf sugar, and five ounces of whole ginger. Peel, and cut the rhubarb into smail pieces, add the sugar and ginger, and boil until clear. Pot and tie down as for other preserves. BOULOGNE SAUSAGE. Take equal quan- tities of beef suet, fat, and lean bacon, and pass all through a sausage machine. Season the mixture highly with pepper, salt, and powdered sage. Fill a skin with the meat, tie it, prick to 'prevent bursting, put into boiling water, and cook slowly for one and a half to two hours. MILK JSLLT.—Soak half an ounce of gela- tine in a little cold water till soft, then add one pint of sweetened milk, and cook gently, adding half the rind of a small lemon. When all is dissolved, strain the milk into a jug, stir at intervals" till hearly cold. Place in a wet mould and set aside till cold. Serve with f fresh or stewed fruit. TAPIOCA POT>DIH».—Soak three tablespoon- fnia of tapioca in some ginger wine for one hour, then add a little sugar, one beaten egg, and some milk. Grease a dish, pour in the* mixture, and bake for one houx-
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