NEURALGIC PAINS. 25, HENDRE-CAPAN ROAD, PENY-GRAIG, Drc. 26th, rsgo. DEAR SIR,-I feel very thankful that sueh a precious remedy as your Quinine Bitters has been discovered. Three years ago my little boy, who is now almost nine year*, 0" age, suffered greatly with his teeth, and oiti-rt cried and screamed suddenly by nJII1 ana day from the acute pain lie- sufTered in the nerves. We tried various prescriptions, but all in vain, and even the doctor could give him no lasting relief. At last, one of our neighbours told us that the cause of hir suffer- ing so acutely was Weakness, and ad<ised us to try Gwilym Evan. Bitters to strengthen him. We did so, and Iefore he had com- pleted the second bottle a great change for 'he better was evident, and by continuing its ue he rapidly improved, ar.d soon got nd of the excruciating pain which caused him such great suffering. I heartily recommend parents to try it in cases of ailments of thetr children, especially in cases of Weakness. Yours sincerely. WM. D. LEWIS.
LITTLE ANNA OF TL ISLES. The heroine of Mr. Neil Munro's "Chi drer. of Tempest: A Tale of the. Ouvr Isle" is rister of the priest of the little church of Steila Maris above Boisdale, ami a delightfuily- presented character she is. winning trom the reader something of the loving homage wnich was rendered her by the simple fisher r'slic oi the Hebrides: For little Anna there were .iiany Ly names in the isles. So rare indeed 1 i ey thought i-, r that,, following the Gaelic cus' out, whicr. 'rakes i s seldom speak directly oi the thin;, we lov." lest heaven or the jealous have their remembrance called to it and so ethiug happe i, her just cognomen was 6carcv; oreatiied among her brother's people. Slat wv-> in the language "Herself," or "Yon Little je," or "The Lady of the White House." Hu' oftenest was s!.e "ilacNeil's Treasure "—a p;ay upon the slano story of the fifty-years' t,irl". When she went through _• townships scattered among the hollows round the rock of Stella Maris, bringing the wind in her wonderful flowing garments, a dash of the sun iu hlr hait for the blackest hut, the folk would for ever be wondering how Uist had got on without he; while she was away in France. Thp households she could gladden in a little short wintei afternoon-oh, 'twas a miracle enti.-el Y. ) "There's IIfrgflf" the young fellows woun cry, seeing her gown flap in morning breev.es as her airy figure ran down the hill from the Whitw House, and she sped for a hut wlwrtt possibly some poor creature could nor believe it morning till Herself appeared, the t-ue dawn. ÙII' heft of sunshine, at the door. And they would sta J -the bold, admiring lads -Among their *.et» or jump upon a thwart, t o look utter her. bv* always with some oth"r thing to ILl suddenly if she should happen to look round lj'c6 theiu. Her presence among the 1'ttle cluste; • dwellings seemed to change the air, as *»» said: the busiest housewife at her tire knew the gir; wag there without, and wou!,l haHkil to her (Ir ir to see little Anna, and to say: "God be between her and barm
LONG TNG. The grasses sigh for the wind s enr^s, And the sea for the sun's warm glares, 'lIiw anemone lingers in idleness I For the wave as he lightly dencc; The lily unfolds her silven charm, To the bee, as he wanders o er h. The white cloud gathers the lark i her arms As she scatters the dew befor* to r. And the fair rose on har crdiard wail For some kind h» to pick hoi Just to be gathered and loved— :.hat'; all, Though she knov lie will die he quicker. "Love Songs and Little Lyric by J. A. Middleton. .JL
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4_- ==- u IJEBIGUSHiRl Jb!-PlfKSV This Ccspon-Itiaur*^ce-^lcket o lie Oe-ach d. -W1-* be paid by The At- ccricm ai»<l Ouas-ant<M> Co*porn- ™ J '"A>tion, Limited, Cliiel Office, 36 to 44, .Ylooi^ate Street, ILAOA- i J-J.C.- t"; the legal personal represents tivc of the fcnd fide owner of this Oov.pon- Swu.a. •• v-k<-t £ such owner shlill be killed by an accident witlim the United Kingdom to Its, 1 ■> Company's passenger-train in which such owner is travelling as an ordinary ticket- p.-i.-r-t, <-3ason-ticket-hclder. or trader's ticket-holder. Z¥*vidcd iJ•;•'» che above ondertafr>< c i." t. be following special conditions, which are of f., ü contract, viz. ^> Tir i'.ioh death rewH « »<.• « after th" accident-, (h} that such owner's iwrie.1 jignut ■ ••■_ shad have bf. it, the space provided underneath, before tne \.>cid#r.i (f) t-hat notice oi t:: ut oe v,,vei) so the Corporation at its Chief Office in i«ndoit wthm seven days witer ita o.ci.rr«nce, (dj (bat. medical certificates ai-d ether information be fnrniehed by Hi" person claiming upon request for tmo same by £ orp.rfttioa, find If) th&t thia Iusurauce applies O.hi to persons over sixteen years of age, fa limited to one Coupon-Iusuraiice-Ticket for each holder, and holds good for the cuneiu 'R8r-k of i,;ue only. This Insurance entitles the holder to the benefit of, and is subject to the condition of, Mt OCFAI ACCIDENT AND GUARANTEE COMPANY, LIMITED. ACT, IPOi'J," RiskF Nos. 2 and 3' mhan they are not incompatible with the special conditions above statod. 'T'; a po*s,-xsimi of thix Coz(pon-Inittratice-TirA-et iT at;,ti""tfed to he the. payment o n premium ve&sr Sw. 33 of the Act. A Print of the Act can be we- at the Chief Office (if iht Corporation. Signature. „ Week of isaue — January 2nd, 1904. Oil )PCU,$ THEY ARE INVALUABLE FOR I UVER AND KIDNEY COMPLAINTS, I also Bronchitis, Asthma, and other affections of THE THROAT, CHEST AND LUNGS. War upwards of Sixty years they have held front rank as the best and most Reliable Family Medicines. .=- iiililiiHM Perfect Health I I £ 3 fv>r the skin, and a complexion creamy and ST delicate as the blush-rose attend the habitual jrf use of §5 | THEY ARE INVALUABLE FOR UVER AND KIDNEY COMPLAINTS, i also Bronchitis, Asthma, and other affections of J THE THROAT, CHEST AND LUNGS. War upwards of Sixty years they have held front rank as the best and most Reliable Family Medicines. iiililiiHM Perfect Health I I £ 3 fv>r the skin, and a complexion creamy and ST delicate as the blush-rose attend the habitual jrf use of §5 | "f soap | s. "Matchless for the Complexion." f§ a Dr. REDWOOD, Ph.D., FJLC., P.C.S., &o. æ I have sever cant* across another ToSet Soap which so closely realizes my SjtU Ideal «f perfection; its purity is such that it may be used with perfect confidence "2 fX £ gyoa the tetidecot and laost sensitive slxin-evea thitof.,Ipe.bom bob# = ^Hii!HIHHB)IIHHIi)IIIIIIIIHI[IIHHHH!lilllHillUUII!li!l!l!luiilH.'IHllllllllllllilimi§ .=: .-=- 1 PILLS positively and speedily cure all de- rangements of the Stomach and Liver is only to relt- wate a fact that cannot be iTpO say that only to relt. fairly challenged, for when. JP ever tried Beocbam's Pills %L luive invariably been adopt- ed as the medicine to be depended upon in the 810.. mmnt ot need. I I Ab 1. A 0 r:' BfUGUSN£SS, MCtC-HEABACHE. NZRVOUS DEBIILTY, LIVER AND KIDNEY TROUBLES NI ffBiLKm^^ESSf MK-heaoaghe, 1 NZRVOUS DEBIILTY, LIVER AND KFOMEY TROUBLES NI are all caused by some important organ, or organs failing V to do tbeir duty properly. f Tho best ana wlsoat, am well as the sUnfttomt ptan, la to take a A course of BEECMAM'S PILLS. /(I Sold everywhere in Boxes, price 1s. Ijd. (56 piUs) aad 2s. 9d. (166 piBs). fC course of BEECHAM'S PILLS. I } Sold everywhere in Boxes, price 1s. lid, (56 piUs) and 2s. 9d. (166 piBs). fC T IMINQ Air HOMI. I "=MEN= IL "VOWKL XLf" Washin& Wwtmtimg. *°0 HantfltaK mf"hinn ■WML -OJIB, SAVE ILABOUNI mW SAve TMB CMTHBS. I Untr^CZeblwue, tottfre* #» ajfUUtitH. THOMAS BRADFORD & O0h» ;¡nJ-¡¡.H1G1I HOLBORM, LOHBON VJCTOIU4 viATK, MAXTHKST»«; IJO, POI.P-STREBT, 5fcsamrooi • CKBSCKNT IROK WORKS, SALKORD. i MMK FOR J fWALDROM'S < X ^AiACE" SAUCE; ySr II8T St OMBAPMT. [ £ *« 8«JW, Mora, to., or UfftDPCQTED X rtoTTt South Qo&y, VIVQUCO I Ln. o UNFAILIMO > I PENNYROYAL PILLS"I FOR FEMALES. 1■jupfasr- ^tskhot ALL iRUKGLUiHiTiae, nF.uovE ALL wiiAnHI III »l AND BSLKVB THK DMTeBaMW SV3*[ TQHa -JBAWTBT'&S-TT WITH THE AEA. Boxes, 1/1J DS 2<9 «coniais* c.e quantity), of all Chemists. 8e«t. aay- MMhWH«a aeeaipt of 15 at 84 stamps, by E. T. TOWLK 4 ) NOTTINGHAM. ) Imi "i oj f .d UL SMN 9BK8UES ECZEMA m V aad all otber (ktafOio. C vsmto BY M m- itas "Rusitas WalTB yOB SAXPb*. -*»r .'ireStreet, • — » <«. m KM ii/WTBR. i lythi it ywr Hwr /^bSsB M *coems»MieemNN«ia#e. I BELL^S^ Jgjg| l^PAlSLEY.g Sim. de Style: (MI, John, please buy me that I knew you can get it cheap. Mr. de biomaded): "Gracious, what in the iraricl do you want a baas drum for ? Mrs. de w Wby, it will make such a splendid box 5m is*- theatre hat." "'ihwe is a time in every man's life. $&io«apher, "when within M'- soul of gmia-s, hears th ..mpting voice Čt};;ty, and swells with the proud sense of aw fusibility, only -17 OP!lv interrupted 4W xyuic, "to Sad that he is bilious!" wonder what makes a m? .Ve hair fall our 2ast when once it 8ta"t.a ? "Worry." JwruMCfcd the man who alway. has an cxp. Vna- a 3&zzdy. ".Nothing tends o make a niaa 6,.W so much as worry, and othing worries a m so much u the idea that })p ia ueoomicc iàdL TH.8 GREAT REMEDY. ,111. GOUT PILLS, •OVT, FOR RHEUMATISM, SCI A TIC At, LUMBAGO, NEUIIALIIIA. The Excruciating Pain is qoickly jrelieved, and cured in a few days by these cdebratedr Pills. Sure, safe, and effectual. All Chemists and Stores at is. rid. and 2S. gd. per box. EROFITABLE HOME WRITING, either sex; ggfiHgfL^cloap ttaaw- 0-, 139, Moorher, Oldham. GILK WOVEN XMAS CARBS, wonderful ?^ty; M 8iik piotuie Post Gard^, 3 for 1. AH-lauds. READ Sc. (K> 4 Obwafcw 3traet, Qjventiy. OO. THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: aTnU- moay for tbe Truth; a Review ef the staty of Heligia*. A-E. HAsyEjT. -t.I'emtwtaiHow, Fleet St-. IVinilovi.E.G. .0 GKMEK-ZEPERS and SPORTSMEN. JL Rabbit and Purse WAs KeMia; and Snaring Twines, "U*. AKURPU GULLS. Kaboit. Venniii anil Syivrrowilraps. SnoAior Iju^usriiATJCB CATAIXJOCE, 80 pafiHe. frw. BUHaat^. spoRrsMjKV«- DKPQT, MALVKKN WKLLS. Q-RAMOPHONE NEEDLES. Don't spoil records withehaar ae«<Uca„ Sample box of aoo, direct from jcalrers Post free BM MILIE, R]tDriTcu. X»IBLES The LOBDOW BIBLB WABBHOTJSK have the largest Jj TT.ru and best selection of Bibles aad Prayer Books in I«ondwtho(«an4s at half-price. Lists sent PRICK jK)«t tree. 53. PaTbrxobtiib ROW, K.C. PRICE!! Post tree. 53, PaTbrxobtiib Row, K.C. ",WTWLfFFE" enpension- Cliff edge. Fs.cing Sea. d Pier. BOURMEIiflWtH SS oixt E. ROYAL. Via Venti Bettembre lifter Hn^iish Hmbassy. Fn^t Class. Best position, fall South. -'Hvery modem ooaifoat aa^ luxury. Baths. Steam heatinir. lifts. 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RURAL LIFE, BY A SON OF THE SOIL. A HANDY MILK: CARRTAGH. try Cambridgeshire correspondent should oe"-tainly give a trial to a milk chai-i-t of the patt,en) illustrated. It is made with bicycle wheels and rubber tyres. It is exceedingly light, yet very strong and durable, and will be found to wear as long as conveyances of much heavier patterns. As regards recom- mending my correspondent a district in or near London where he would he likely to work up a lucrative milk "walk," I aiii not in a position to do this. If he is selling the I quantity named at conti-set price; summer and winter, and has a certain living all the year round, I would not advise him to leitve the A MILK CHARIOT. 1 euziiatry. Money is made more quickly in town, I am willing to admit, but expenses swallow nH extra profit which might he made j by the greater turn-over. Cambridge or Hunt- itigdoli, however, might be worth trying, bat I can tal;e no responsibility in the matter. SOME BEAUTIFUL ROSES. My correspondent wishing for a selection of wild or single roses should certainly got the three following varieties, of which par- ticulars are appended. The bramble rose is i rampant climber, which will quickly climb a tree, cover a building, or, away from any support, spread into an enormous bush. It has long, spineless shoot* clothed with glospy green le-avei, blooming early in June; a mass of white flowers crowded in a pyramidal truss, with a powerful scent. The variety grandiflora is an improvement, but as yet it does not seem to have been much planted. It has all the vigour of the type, and much largor flowers, which cluster in an immenM truss, and are pure white and -sweetly I fseented-poi-haps as pretty as any wild rose in flower, fruit, and delightful fragrance. It is a native rose, but also distributed through much of Europe and Asia, and, although often planted, is scarcely ever made enough of in country places. It is most useful for forming fences with quick or even by itself on good banks, as it is so spiny that cattle, which do so much harm to almost every other kind of hedge plant, do not touch this, so that it swings careless in the field where they are. The plant ought to be grown by the thousand, and anybody with a few bushes of it can save the seed for this purpose. It is a delightful plant from the time its buds burst in early spring until the birds have eaten the brilliant berries in winter. R. rubrifolia (red-leaved rose) should have a place for its lovely tinted leaves and shoots; it has a rambling or climbing habit, but also grows into a large self-supporting hush. The are red and small, the fmit8 pirrplish- with soft flesh. Its chief ehartn, however, is in the colour of shoots and leaves. The young, strong shoots are purple-red, overlaid with a pale grey bloom, whilst the leaves are of a peculiar glaucous colour brightly tinged with red. A GOAT FASTENER. I am pleased to find that Mr. Bryan Hook's book, mentioned by me some time ago, proved so useful to my correspondent "T. K. A." Others wishing to begin goat-keeping on a small scale may be recommended it perusal it is undoubtedly the best work for amateurs yet published. With reference to an inquiry I A GOAT STALL FASTENER. I for a stall fastening, the accompanying sketch shews the best form. It can be made by any village blacksmith for a few pence, and being secured to the woodwork by a couple of stout screws allows the goat to lie down or stand up, and yet the chain is so short that turning round in the stall ig rendered impossible. BLOOD IN EGGs. When blood appears in the yolk it is the result of a rupture of a blood vessel in the ovarium, and when in the white it is from a vessel in the oviduct; such may be caused by overfeeding, by cold and damp weather, by the abuse of stimulating condiments, or by sexual excess. The treatment is simple. Give 1bc birds some Epsom salts in their drinking water—enough to produce a saline taste--and feed the fowls sparingly; let them have plenty of grit and fresh green food. If this fail to cure, add a drachm of tincture of iron to each quart of drinking water. TOULOUSE GOOSB. This is the well-known grey goose, the most common of all the large family, and for those who wish size it is undoubtedly the one to 1 be chosen. Of this goose vast numbers are I sent to the great markets every year; and, as has already been stated, the Toulouse develops to an enormous size. They are very massive, and the double brcRst, which extends well in front of the legs, almost touching the ground, TOULOUSE GEESE. I give" them a square appearance. The colonr throughout brown grev, shading oil I lighter in )■ :!>, and thu feathers are, aci rule, edged a lighter sh.ide of the stiiiie I colour. The; are very hardy indeed, good I layers, lint, a, ri rule, the g*t>fic do not sit. j Some of thr: sizes attained by these birds at the great she are fabulous., and for mature 1 table speeiin. s they are decidedly the best cf all the VJUW ties ot eeese- They are jnot so fuiiflDie lor early KHii!-?,, ..n ing tlie early periods of their growth they make simply bone and skin, and though they may appear large will be found little more than what has been mentioned. WHOLKSALK DUCK B^-PING. An American breeding thicks by the thousand reoommends the following method of hatching: Place all eggs in incubators, and do not turn or disturb them for two days; after that turn twice daily, test all bad or infertiles out on the seventh day, and find new hens to cover the entire lot. All hens' nests are marked when due to hatch, and one day prior to pipping again take the eggs from liiddy and place them in the machine for hatching. In this way it is possible to do from 15 to 25 per cent. better than if in- cubators alone or hens alone are used. If the hens are allowed to hatch from beginning to end some eggs will be broken, and some ducklings will be trampled flat. If incu- bators are used altogether one never gets the same percentage as from hens, if the loss sustnined directly through the hen is not counted. One may be a crank on the subject, but for some reason or other one will always be able to do better with this way of mixing things up. The hen would be able to do the best hatching if she attended to business, and could be kept from breaking eggs or trampling on the birds; but as it is, take the golden middle road—use her for a. part of the time and take the incubator for the balance of the time, when the hens' main damage act would commence. The large duck plants are satisiied with a percentage of about 60 during a season. By this method, at least, some 20 per cent. better is possible. Let all interested try it. Ute the hen, if a good tsine one, one of those that will attend to business, as much as possible; ute her on fertile eggs only, and her magnetism will pull the germs out to your heart's content. This drawing power is another unknown quantity in incubators, one that needs in- vestigation and airing. As soon as the eggs are taken from the incubator and given to kens, the machine may be lillud agotin with heuliI' eggs, tested out on the seventh day, and held in the machine until duck eggs begin to pip, when the exchange should be made, taking the ducks' eggs and giTing the hen hens' eggs, allowing her to keep them. The ducklings are placed in brooders, because ducklings do better in brooders; and the chicks stay with the hens, because chicks etc better with hens. PBRENNIAL PHLOXES. Of all the hardy plants that bloom in the early days of autumn, none, says a writer in Gardening Illustrated, give a greater richness to our borders than the bold trusses of the Phloxes, and, if planted in soil that is deep and made rich from time to time by mulchings of manure, also divided periodically, they increase in beauty. Neglecting to divide Phloxes generally results in weak and badly- developed blossoms, the result of the stems becoming too thick and cramped, so that those which proceed from the centre of the crowns stand little chance from the first. Every two or three years, then, it is advisable to go over tke plants, taking up any that have made abnormal growth and carefully making divisions. I say "carefully advisedly, for it is a very easy matter to cut through the eyes, and so do more harm than good a blunt knife is the beat instrument I have found for the purpose. The importance, too, of a deep, rich soil cannot be over-estimated; it is almost useless to expect to have fine blossoms from plants growing on borders where the soil is practically worn out and of little depth, and only this year I have seen the fallacy of this in the withered stems and buds of clumps that were expected to grow on borders from which most of the moisture quickly drains away. If there is one thing more than another the grower of Phloxes should watch it is the condition of the soil. To have excellent flowers one should, if possible, see that there are quite 2ft. of good compost.
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The Mystery of the Echo. The science of acoustics is, as yet, in its infancy, and men have much to learn before they can solve the mystery of the echo or predict her fleeting moods, writes Miss Gertrude Bacon in Good Words. Related in general terms the explanation of echoes is simple and easy to understand. Sound, as we know, is conveyed to 1t8 by vibrations of the air, which spread around from the source of sound exactly as waves of water spread in ever widening riBgs 1 when a pebble is thrown into a still lake. Very frequently it happens that these waves of I sound, in their outward course, strike against some surface of such a nature that they are, by it, reflected back again without being broken and scattered. And when it occurs that these waves are returned at such an angle as to strike the ear of a listener, we have what we call an echo. Often more than one reflection foes to the making up of an echo, the soivpd-waves being thrown from one surface to anbt ner in their passage to the ear-just ss a billiard ball will rebound frcm cushion to cushion on its way round the table. This, roughly, is the cause of the phenomenon. But so endless are the varilltions of circumstances and environ- ment, and the effects they produce so far-reach- ing and hard to foresee, that we are continually being taken unawares. Sorn«times the echo returns so quiekly that it cannot be distin- guished from the original sound; and yet its undetected presence is enough to affect seriously the penetration of a v^ice in a church or theatre. Sometimes one sound will produce several echoes in different directions, which return and return again at different time intervals, to the great distraction of the hearers. Again the surface of the reflecting object has a great deal to do with the nature of the echo returned. Certain substances seem to have a tendency to absorb the sound-waves, and others to reflect It thpm more readily. Another curious property of Found-waves, exemplified in many well- known buildings, is the tendency of the waves to run round a curved apse or gallery, much as a wave of the sea, striking aslant on & shallow bay, will run round the shore. This is the explanation of many familiar acoustic curiosi- ties, notably the famous Whispering Gallery of St. Paul's. —
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CYCLING & MOTORING NOTES. -:0:- A high-grade machine with Dunlop tyres, indsecessorief3 of the best, will be found by Ear the cheapest in the long run. There is a rumonr that in France next year the amateurs will be divided into three classes; first, second, or third, according to their status. Considering the amount of labour pnt in by the National Cyclists' U lIiou on behalf of wheelmen generally, it is somewhat surpris- ing more do not subscribe to this worthy institution. A ladies' paper has ventured the remark that cycling amongst the fair sex is on the decline. We must really ask the writer of the paragraph to make more use of his eyes when out and about. Even now in the height of winter, many ladies' are to be seen riding. Some years ago, when road racing was In indiscriminately promoted by every club that possessed one or two members who could cover their fifteen miles an hour on the road, and when ten mile races were held over busy thoroughfares, and the public were complain- ing, and the police were summoning, tho National Cyclists' Union put it's foot down on this branch of the pastime and announced that no licensed rider would be permitted to indulge in road racing. The result was a split; some wheelmen forsook the road, and others the N.C.U., the latter carrying out carefully organised road races without in- terfering with the rights of the publio in the least. In fact, amongst the road ride" of the present day there are greater and more thorough sportsmen than ever appeared oil the race path. They race solely for the love of the thing, since valued prizes are rarely put lip for road competition. Now, however, the National Cyclists' Union is relenting, and ban opened it's door to any of the road racing clubs that may desire to be agitin affiliated to the Union. It will bo interesting to see how many will take ad- vantage of the offer, and how many individual road racing men will take out licenses. From all accounts, the road racing clubs are inclined to hold off. For some years, they say, thes have held road races without experiencing tin- need of a ruling body, and there io ii,) n-ason why they should fetter themselves now. Since the secession from the N.C.U.. road racing has flourished, and the class of men interested in this branch of the pastime, is such, that rules and regulations art not necessary, since, as we have said before, road riders are thorough sportsmen, and not prizo grabbers. A part of a bicycle so frequently ignored, and yet of so great importance in the oatsy running of the machine and the matter of wear, is the chain, and we advise everyone if purchasing a low-priced machine, i.e., a ten guinea mount, to see that it is fitted wiiii t good chain. There has been tremendous competition in the chain making trade, and prices have been cut as low in this branch ns in any other branch of the cycle industry, yet one or two firms still retain high prices, and are able to do so by reason of the superior quality of their production. It is to these firms that the cyclist should turn. The fnct that the prices are kept up proves the quality and class of chain they produce, and the increased cost, only a matter of a few shillings, will be money well spent in the long run. A good chain should be in thorough working order after a term of three year's constant use. Great disappointment is felt in motor circles in Victoria over the abandonment of the motor cycle race, which was to have taken place on November 2nd over the Warrnani- bool to Melbourne courue. The Dunlop Tyre Company of Australasia—the promoters of the mee-in taking the step they did in abandon- ing the event, oonsider in the interest of the future of the pastime they acted for the best. In the first place, wiiilst motor cycling is safe on wet roads at a reasonable speed-13ay up to 12 or 15 miles an honr-it would be most suicidal to attempt to race on wet roads 11 speed of between 80 and 40 miles an hour. 1\, accept the responsibility of allowing riders to take the latter rilik over It course which abounds with sharp turns, the Dunlop Tvre Co. refused, and rightly so, as it would have been inimical 10 all parties concerned had the pioneer motor road race of the Coni rtioti wait It), been marred by serious and perhaps fatal accidents. Although motor cyclists nnder the rules at>^ regulations of the Local Government respecting f,)le Motor Car Act, are given ll|<3 option of !l|funiii"t->ug either their front or rear uumb»r aL"t) iii it wor„e predicament than owners of CAC12, n!tboi;:jh bonnet to illuminate their re-ar hcoitug fiiaie tviil find- no difficulty ill doing so. I;1 thp case *f motor cyclists, conditions are different. III ..he first place, tile rear position is out of the question, utiles* the lighting agotit he electricity, for with a lamp piau-d behind the motor there wonJd be grave risk of ;),e petrol fn tries hecomh'f* ignited. Tue front potion for illuniiuating is the one then t'tt will hH principally favoured, but to do this to the reqiiireiii;It'()r the Act will be found m. I easy taek. The narrow build of the motor bicycle will almost prevent the plate bein; ill 11 mi mated by lamp* placed on wh side, and if the p'.&te itf arranger] to loIoue from tlie oentre of the lamp, so that ille one will do the Ulatniuaiitig of two, a }¡Q,u1-ki,,¡.; -O-MSOW I would alwaye be hovering in the p-iu; "f the cyclist. Lamp iuakerft aie be-øt able to solve the problem, and nuofor cyolibfcs arc looking to I them to previde the effectual article. -4
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.=== BITS FROM BOORS. MR. GLADSTONE AND Mli. WAITS. Mr. Gladstone seems to tiave had little taste for art, but lk did, in 18 >5, offar a baronetcy to Mr. G. 1< Watts, which was refused in a letter that Mr. Watts has given Mr. Morley permission to transcribe in his Lifp, of Glad- stone. It is a lettor that is extremely honourable to Mr. Watte, and it evoked a reply that exhibits delicacy of scntiiuemt of Mr. Gladstone in a most favourable light. Say Mr. Watts I am so far from undervaluing' distinctions that I should like to be a -),ike and deserve, the title. Still, it is true that, living mainly in a world of my own, my views are narrowed (I hope I may also sav simplified), till a sense of the four great conuitioaj which, to my mind, comprise all that can to demonstrated of our existence, life and death, light sud dark- ness, so dominate my mental vision that they almost become mental entities and take material forms, dwarfing and casting into shadow ordinary considerations. Over the tw,, hrst, human efforts, broadly speaking, avail nothing; but we have it in our power t< modify the tw,) last (of course I include in the terms all that belongs to good and bad, beauty and ugliness Labouring by the side of the poet and the statesman, the artist may leal with those great issues, and here I think th. art of England is at fault. You have adopted a resolution." gays Mr. Gladstone in his reply, "of ctie kind that makes the nineteenth century star or biink. as those tiJink who stand in a gr^at brightness and haw- not eyes for it. The cour'. that you purpose is, indeed, a self-denying, an unworldly, and a noble one.