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THE IMAGINATION IN MEDICINE.

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IMITATION OF WOOD CARVINGS.

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IMITATION OF WOOD CARVINGS. Old oak or other carvings in low relief, It is said, may be very effectively and easily imitated, almost in facsimile, by the following process Procure some basil" leather and wet it thoroughly in warm water in which a small quantity of size or glue has been mixed wipe it as dry as possible with a cloth, then cut a piece sufficiently large to cover the carving and allow a small margin lay it upon the carving and press with the fingers all over, in order that the leather may take the shape of the carving as much as possible. Next, with a imooth pointed tool made of bone-say the handle of a tooth brush, filed down till it assumes a blunt knife shape-go over the surface carefully, pressing the leather into all the interstices of the design, and smooth- ing the larger or bolder portions until you hare succeeded in bringing out all details. Of course, this process can only be applied to carvings, etc., which are not undercut. If the superfluous moisture has been removed froin the leather in the first instance, it may now be easily taken from the, carving without interfer- ing with its shape, but if not, it must be left until partially dry. When taken off, the leather should be placed in a warm place to dry thoroughly, when it will be found to be quite stiff, and may be coated thickly at the back with a layer of guttapercha, or with the following mixture: pitch, resin, plaster of paris, equal parts'; melt the pitch and resin together, and then stir in the plaster of paris. If a small quantity of wax candle be added to the mixture, it will be rendered tougher. The imitation may now be applied to the use for which it was intended, and if treated with dark distemper oak stain and oiled, will look wonderfully like genuine carved oak.

THE QUEEN'S VISIT TO WALES.

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CARMARTHEN BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

A CLAIM FROM MR. ELLIS EDWARDS.

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