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DEATH OF A WELL-KNOWN COLONIST. The last mail from Australia brings intelligence 3f the death of a well-known colonist, Mr. James Thomas Fallon, who did much to advance wine growing and manufacture in Australia during the past 25 years. He was born at Athlone, Ireland, m 1843, and arrived in Australia when only HI years )f age. Mr. Fallon first took to farming near Syd- ney, but on the discovery of the goldfields he enter- ad into commercial pursuits at Braid wooel, and ifterwards, in 1854, resided in the midst of the wine-growing districts of Albury, where lie acquired large vineyards, erected lIIgnificen twine cellars, the largest in Australia, and promoted the culture of the vine on an extensive scale. In 1872 he visited the wine-producing countries of France, Germany, and Italy. In 1873 Mr. Fallon's wines took the first prize at the Vienna Exhibition, and in 1S7 > a similar honour was accorded in London. lIe ex- pended large sums of money in popularising Austra- lian wines in England, and was strongly opposed tc the high and almost prohibitory duties on them, in 1876 he manufactured champagne from Australian grapes. He was a member of the New South Walce Legislative Assembly from 1869 to 1872. lie died at Manly, near Sydney, on May 27.
A TALKING "COIIPSE." A singular story comes from Clinton, Kentucky. It appears that George O. Daniels, of that place, had been ill for several months, and the other day, to all appearance, died. The body was put in a coffin, where it remained for twenty hours, awaiting the arrival of relatives to attend the funeral. Tlu watchers who surrounded the coffin were startled by a deep groan emanating from it, and all but one, a German of the name of Wabbeking, rushed from the room. Wabbeking remained, and as the groan; continued, he raised the coffin-lid and saw that Daniels was alive. Seizing the body he placed it upright. A few spasmodic gasps, a shudder, and the corpse spoke. The relatives returned to find the man sitting in a chair and conversing with rea- sonable strength. Mr. Daniels claims to have been perfectly conscious of every tiling which passed around him, but I:e says lie was unable to move a muscle. He heard the sobs of his relatives when he was pronounced dead by the doctors, and noticed the preparations fdr the funeral. lie is about 80 years of age.
ALARMING KlOiS AT CARDIFF. After the declaration of tne poll at Cardiff, a jevere conflict occurred between the police and the crowds which assembled. The constables, resolving to clear the streets, charged the crowd, using their trunuheons, and several men and women were se- verely injured. Some, covered with blood, were con- veyed to the Liberal Club and others to the hospital. Some twenty persons have been treated in the in- firmary for injuries. Besides these, Illarge number, probably a hundred, were less seriously hurt. One man in the infirmary had his eye knocked com- pletely out, it is alleged, by a blow from a police- man's baton. In consequence of lie great excite- ment .prevailing in the town the Mayor declined to allow a meeting to be held in celebration of the re- turn of Sir Edward Reed. Amongst the injured are many women, and much indignation is expressed at the conduct of the police in resorting, it is alleged, to unnecessary violence. The injuries received by the constables themselves are, with one or two ex- ceptions, comparatively slight, and con filled to bruises and contusions of a not very serious nature. A medical man was among those attacked while he was in the act of attending to the wounds of a suf ferer.
A flour mill at Carlisle belonging to Mr. Atkin- fon has been destroyed by fire. Damage £ 10,000. Earl Granville, though still suffering Jrom his at- cack of gout and coftfined to his house, is going on well towards recovery. Colonel Grove has arrived at Cairo, under in. itructions from the War Office, to consult upon the subject of the withdrawal of the British troops from Assouan.
-HE ASS TURNED GENTLEMAN In the year 17-, before the light of literaln-c and science had made such progress among i; t peasantry in this country—when our less cut-in ened forefathers ascribed every phenomenon <■; nature, which they did not understand, to supernatural agency, either benevolent or malevo- lent, as the case might be; and an avowal of dis- belief in the existence of witchcraft; necromancy, the black art, hobgoblins, fairies, brownies, &c., would have subjected a person to much annoyance and persecution than an open avowal of infidelity would do at present—three young tit III of family set out from Edinburgh, on a pleasure excursion into the country. After visiting Linlithgow, Fal- kirk, Stirling, and Glasgow, they took up their quarters at the head inn in Midcalder, on their way back to Auld Reekie. Finding a set of youthful revellers there to their mini, they silent several days and nights in drinking and carousing, never dreaming of the heavy bill they were running up with the" kind lady." The truth flashed upon them at last; and they discovered. when it was too late, that they had not wherewithal to cleir I'v! heavy score. A consultation was hold by the trio, and many plans for getting rid of their disagreeable situation were proposed and rejected. At last. on ■ of them, more fertile in expedients I Iall the other two, hit upon the following method, which g >o fortune seemed to favour, in extricating bjth hi it- self and his brethren :— Don't you see yon cadger's ass standing at the door over the way said lie. Yes; but what of that ?" "Come along with me—-lo )se the ass—unburden him of his creels—disengage him from I:is :lIl';S and braitks-put iiie in his place—equip ine wi;h his liarness-liatig the erects likewise upon me-tie me to the door with his own halter—get t;i:,tli -i, for him--lead him away to the next town—yon get him easily sold—return with the m >ney — p iv the bill--and leave ine to get out of the halter ih .■ best way I can." The plan was instantly put in practice the youth was soon accoutred in the ass's furniture, an went the other two to sell the ass. In the meantime, out comes the honest CM „v.- from the house, where he had been making a c III' tract with the guidwife for eggs; but the m;>m -:i: he beheld, as he supposed, his ass transforme I a fine gentleman, he held up his hands iu the utili wonder, exclaiming at the same time, "Guie i a a care o'us what means a' this o't ? ;t:i" tell me what ye are—are ye an earthly creature, o the auld thief liimsel' ?" Alas!" responded the youth, putting on a sa 1 countenance, hae ye forgotten your ain ass? Do ye no ken me now?—me that has serve I you s-t lang and sae faithfu'; that has trudged and to through wat and through dry, mid cauld and In: ger hooted at by blackguard callallts-Iasltcll by yoursel'-an' yet ye dinna ken me Wae's ine. that ever I becam' your ass that ever I should, by my ain disobedience, hae cast out wi' my father, an' provoked him to turn me into a stupid creature sic as ye now see me Sic as I now see ye I-instead o' an ass, I now see a braw young gentleman." A braw young gentleman Heaven be praised that my father has at last been pleased to restore me to my ain shape, and that I can now see wi' the ceil an' speak wi' the tongue o' a man But wha are ye, my braw lad, and wha is your father ?" Oh, did you never hear o' Maister Janie- Sandilands, the third son o' the Earl o' Torpi- chen ?" "Heard o' him ay, an' kent him, too, when I e was a bairn, but he was sent awa' abroad when he was young, an' I ne'er heard tell o' him sin syne. Weel, I'm that same Maister James and ye niaun ken that my father learned the black art at the college, an' that I happened to anger him by (\lakin' love to a fine young leddy, against his will an' that, in short, when he faund out that I was in love wi' her, he turned me into an ass for my dis- obedience." Weel, weel, my man, since that is the case, gae awa' hame, an' gree wi' your father tak' my bless- ing wi'you, an' I will e'en try to get anither ass. whether your father send me as muckle siller as will buy anither ane or no; fare ye weel, an' my bless- ing gang wi' you." Away went the youth, released from his bondage, and soon meeting with his comrades, related, to their joint gratification, his strange adventure with the honest cadger. Suffice it to say that the ass was sold, the bill paid, and the youths got safely back to Edinburgh. So soon as they got matters arranged, they sent a sum to the worthy cadger, sufficient to purchase three asses. On receiving the money, lie lost no time in looking out for another ass, and as next week was Calder Fair," he repaired thither with the fuU intention of making a purchase. He was not long in the fair, looking about for an animal to suit his purpose, when, behold I he saw with new wonder and astonishment his own identical old ass The dumb brute knew him also, and made signs of recognition in the best manner he could. The honest cadger could not contain himself, the tears gushed from his eyes; lie looked wistfully in the creature's face, and anxiously cried out, 11 Gude have a care o' us hae you and your father cuisten out again ?"
THE TOLL-KEEPER'S HIDDEN GRIEF. A traveller stopped at the toll-gate and asked the. keeper if he had good, cool water. "John," said tile keeper, turning to his sen, "fetch me the gun —the one loaded with buckshot. Hold on!" said the traveller, "I mean no hariii. Well, then, I'll let you off." The traveller rode on, won- dering why the question had caused offence. He stopped at a house, and asked a man if he could tell him why the gate-keeper became angry. "Yes, I can tell you. He has to carry water about a mile and a half, and it's always warm by the time he gets home with it. Every one that comes along asks if he's got good, cool water. He scarcely hears anything else from morning until night. The man who kept the gate last year went crazy, but this fellow .seems to stand it better. He is rather even- tempered, and although he has kept the gate several months he has only killed two drummers and crip- pled a boy. I kept the gate once."—"Did the people annoy you?" "Not much. I only had to knock down one man and stab another one, but I only kept the gate a week."—" Why don't the fellow dig a well ?" "Now, look here, a thousand men have asked me that question. Stranger, I reckon you'd better mosey."
"I THOWT I FELT A HOP' An Irishman went into a public-house one day, and asked for a mug of beer in a great hurry, stating that he was so dry, he thought lie could drink a gallon. The publican told him that if he would drink it at one draught, without taking the measure away from his lip, he should have it for nothing. ,ti(i Pat, "and, be the howly tSain: Pathrick. 111 do that same." The landlord then drew a big measure of ale, and slily slipping a red herring into the measure, handed it to Pat, who eagerly raised it to his mouth, and drank away until the measure bad been elevated almost perpendicular. T hc publicar's eyes followed its motion in astonish- ment, and, lookwig in it, he exclaimed, shaking the froth out, Pat, didn't you feel anything going down with the beer when you drank it?" Be the powers," said POtt, I thowt I felt a hop. sur:
TOM ASHE. Tom Ashe was a facetious, pleasant companion, Out the most eternal, unwearied punster that ever lived. He was thick and short in his person, being not above five feet high at the most, and had some- thing very droll in his appearance. He died about the year 1711), and left his whole estate, about a thousand pounds a year, to Richard Ashe. Esq., oi Ashfield, There was a whimsical story, and a verv true one, of Tom Ashe, which is well remember, i to this day. It happened that while be was travel- linx, and at a considerable distance from any tOWII, there burst from the clouds such a torrent of rain as wetted liim through. He galloped forward, and as soon as he came to an inn, he was met instantly by a drawer. "Here," said he to the fellow1, stretching out one of his arms, take off my coat ituraediately." No, sir, I won't," said the drawer.—" Deuce confound you!" said Tom, "lake off my coat this instant."—"No, sir," replied the drawer," I dare not take off vour coat. f■ felony to strip an ash." Street railways in 233 cities and towns ot tne United States are said to have in use 84,500 horses ind 16,850 ctrs. An association in Boston, composed of meil whose school days were prior to 183C dined at Nautasket lkl&ch last week. At Inverary the Duke of Argyll's fishermen iia I i haul of 1. salmon at the saluiou draught m Loch I Shira. The London Hospital Fund has reached a total of £ 31,300, being more than £ 5,000 in advance of the totat to the corresponding date last year. The prizes in the general literature and applied sciences departments of King's College, London, have been distributed by tho Dean of Llandaff. The Dundee Tramway Company having obtained j permission to use steam pewer on the eastern sec- tion of their system, the engines have superseded the horse. The Denbighshire police are investigating cireum- stances of sheep-worrying in the neighbourhood of Chirk and l'recsgweene, w here large numbers of sheep have been worried by dogs. The tenth anniversary meeting of the Sanitary Institute of Great Britain has been held at the Itoyal Institution, Albemarle Street, when Mr. T. White- side Hime delivered an address. At the jubilee festival of the British Medical Bene- vol lIt .FUlld, III London — Sir James Paget iu the j chair—it was announced that upwards of £;jO'. had been subscribed. The report of the Dundee Coffee IIOUSJ Com- pany shows that this business is no! very liberally supported in Dundee. The company have male a lossof £ 8SL during the past year. At Greenwich Police Court, Jesse Willey (o-T, has been committed for trial on a charge of sellinu and uttering lewd and ohsceue literalure, and wi II attempting to sell the sauu tJ the bins at Eton Col lege. The Dover Town Council propose to make a i ew marine promenade, nearly ],(,),)Oft. in lengih and about 20ft. in width. The promenade will extclld from the Customs House to the Pilot House, north- wards. At North Shields. William Henry Sutherlan, mas- ter of the screw steamer Arago, was tined 5's and costs for shipping a seaman otherwise than through the shipping oliice of the Board of Tra le. At the Dublin Police Court, John \Vagan has been remanded on a charge of being one of the Xa- j tionalists party who broke the windows of the Con- sensitive Working Men's Club. At Monaghan, Mr. Justice Andrews sentenced two men to three months each and a third to two months' imprisonment for unlawfully assembling at SfOt>U)wn on the occasion of evictions oil the Hamil- ton estate. The fisheries of the North Pacific, the San Fran- cisco Cull points out, would, if developed to the ex- tent of those of the North Atlantic constitute a vast industry, the former having nearly ten times the area of the latter. The Rev. J. P. Chown, well-known as a leading Baptist minister, ex-president of the Baptist Union, and for many years pastor of Bradford, and subse- quently of B!oomsbury Chapel, London, died and. denly in his sleep the other afternoon. The Royal Society of Painters in Water- colours having been requested to nominate two members tc represent them on the committee for investigating the durability of water-colour pigments, have ap- pointed Mr. Henry Wallis and Mr. Carl Haag. The report of her Majesty's Inspector of Con- stabulary on the police force of Scotland is one of a satisfactory nature. The whole of the country forces, and, with one exception—Pultneytown—all the burgh forces are certified as efficient. John Jasper, whom the readers of "Tiie Afystei-y of Edwiu Drood" will remember, is now Super- intendent of Schools in New York city, and is on the way to Europe to visit schools in England and Ger- maay. A swimming bath in the river Withain, at Grant- ham, has been opened by tiie Mayor. The expense of construction has been borne jointly by the Town Council, whose property the bath is, and the Unem- ployed Relief Committee. Tbe Church of St. Benedict, Glastonbury, ori- ginally dedicated to St. Benignus, scholar and suc- cessor to St. Patrick, having been restored and en- larged at a cost of ol.er £:OOU, has been re-opened by the Bishop of Bath and Wells. By 395 votes to 43 the French Chamber of Depu- ties, adopted a bill granting an extraordiuany credit of £ 50,000, for the purchase of houses for the French Consulates at Cairo and Alexandria, and for the foundation of a French college at Cairo. Tbe Local Government Board lias ititiiiiate(I that an order will now he made for the formation of it Local Board for Cheadle and Stockport-Etchells. The election of members to the Board will take place about a month after the receipt of the statutory order from the Local Government Board. At Harbledown, near Canterbury, some workmen were employed in sinking a well, and when one of them, named Bowles, a man about fifty years of age, went to the bottom tll complete a part of the work, lie was overtaken by the foul air, and before he could be brought to the top he was suffocated. Charles Otway, a butcher, said to be eighteen years of age, has been charged at tbe Lambeth l'olice Court, with personating Francis Butt, an elector for West Newington. Evidence was given to show that lie presented himself at a polling station, and stated that lie was the elector named. He was remanded on bail. Another fatal accident is reported to have taken place oil the Alps about the same time as the Pal- lavicini disaster. A tourist who ascended the Barnd- joch, near Innsbruck, nearly 8,000 feet high, and has since been missing, has just been found, terribly mutilated, in a cleft at the foot of the mountain, down which he had evidently fallen. As a train of waggons laden with fruit was stand- ing in Folkestone Harbour Station, an engine com- ing down the incline, ran into the wagons and com- pletely smashed them up, and scattered their con- tents in all directions. No personal injury was sustained. The line was blocked for a considerable time. At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, Alexander Rankine Temple, designer, of New Milns, has been sent for six months to prison for having wilfully set fire to several old papers and records in a recess below the i pulpit of New Milns Free Church, and also to hay and straw stacks on a farmsteading. In the latter case property was destroyed to the value of £ 30. Last month the officers of the fishmongers' Com- pany seized at and near Billingsgate Market, and on board boats lying off that place, over 121 tons of fish as unfit for human food. Of this large quantity, 40 tons came by water, and 75 tons by land toils were wet fish (including 21 tons of immature fish, given over to the company as being quite useless to the trade), and 22 tons were shellfish. According to the Cracow papers, three gentlemen were arrested on June 28, upon the Transcaspian Railway, and tried before a court-martial at St. Petersburg on the charge of being spies. They are reported to have been travelling as American mer- chants, but we are assured that they have turned out to be English engineers. It is not, perhaps, superfluous to observe that the entire story wears a very suspicious character. The statistics for the last six months for Leicester, which have just been issued, silow that out of 2,50J I children born, only a small proportion were vacei. I nated, the total vaccination being 300. Simee tli2 suspension of the prosecutions very few children have been vaccinated, and the authorities decline to ipply further coercion, it being evident that the rreat bulk of the population are determined to resist :he enforcement of vaccination. At the Marylcbonc Police Court, London, Robert ff. flilliartl, barman, has been charged with obtain- ing several situations for men at public-houses by means of false characters and 1 rederick Spiers, traveller, with aiding and abetting him. The evi- dence showed an organised conspiracy on rath era large scale. The prisoners, after several cases had been proved against ti em, pleaded guilty, and were heavily fined, with the alternative of impri- sonment. A sentence of twelve months' hard labour has Jeen passed at Salisbury, on an old man named John Ellis, for obtaining account-books from jellers by false pretences. He sold some of the oooks and attempted to sell others, but was appre- lended. A few years ago he was convicted at Dartmoor, where he went under the name of Dunn. He stated that he had been nearly ten years in prison. The Barnsley Magistrates have committed Fred. Fowler, a professional pedestrian and pianist, on a charge of bigamy and abducting Ann Pearson,seven- I teen years of age, daughter of a publican of Low I Valley, at whose house the prisoner lived. The I parties went through a form of marriage at Barnsley, and afterwards stayed together at a temperance liotel in Sheffield last month. In 1883 the prisoner narried a woman named Brooke, at Eastwood, near Rotberham. ■ ==
A TALE OF LOVE. We heard a good story told of a rustic yuuth and country girl, who sat facing each other at the supper-table of a husking party. The youth, sinit- ieu with the charms of the beautiful maid, only vented his passion in sly looks, and now and then touching Tatty's toe with his foot under the table. At that'Vmie, there being no Bloomers, the girl, either fearful of the purity of her stockings, or de- termined to make the youth express what he ap- peared so warmly to feel, bore with his advances a little while in silence, and then cried, "Look here, i: Mm love me, tell me so, but don't dirty my stock- ings."
THE BELLOWS. When the Emperor Joseph was travelling in Italy, th tire of one of the wheels of his carriage broke oil the road. Having reached with niucii difficuity the next village, he alighted at the blacksmith's door, and directed him to repair immediately the damage which prevented him from continuing his journey. "I would willingly do it," said the artisau but it is a fete day, everyone is at mass, aud I have no one even to blow the bellows." "Do not let that hinder you," said the emperor, "for I will blow them myself; and the exercise will warm ine." The monarch accordingly worked at the bellows, the blacksmith forged, and the fracture was soon re- paired. "How much is there to pay?" "Six sous." Joseph placed six ducats in the man's hand and went away but the honest workman ran after him and said, "Sir, you have made a mistake and given me a six-du-at piece, and I couldn't get change for it in all the village." "Change it where you please. I give you what is over the six sous for the pleasure I have had in blowing the bellows."
FOX-HUNTING. Sir Francis Head, speaking of the pleasures ot the chase, gives an auecdote of a hard arguer in fa- I I (it vour of fox-hunting in these words Sai l the haughty Countess of to an age! huntsman, who, cap in hand, had humbly invited her ladyship to do him the honour to coale aId see his hounds, 'I dislike everything belonging to hunting—it is so ei-uel I Crilel! replied the old man, with ap- parent astonishment; Why, my laily, it can t pos- sibly be cruel; for, said lie, logically, holding up three fingers in succession, 'we all knows that the gentlemen like it, and we all know that thE bosses likes it, and we all knows that the hound; likes it; and,' after a long pause, 'none of us car know for certain that the foxes don't like it.'
TIT FOR TAT. A Quaker barber being sued by the parson fot tithes, went to him and asked why he troubled him, as he had never any dealing with him in his whole life. "Why," said the parson, it is for tithes." "Fer tithes! "said the Quaker; upon what account ? ••Why," said the parson, "for preaching in the church." "Alasl then," replied the Quaker, "I have no- thing to pay thee, for I come not there." Oil but you might," said the parson, for the doors are always open at convenient times. The Quaker immediately entered his action against the parson for forty shillings. The parson inquired for what he owed him the money. "Truly, friend," replied the Quaker, "for trim- ming." "For trimming! said the parson "why, I was never trimmed by you in my life." "Oh! but thou might'st have come and been trimmed, if thou had'st pleased, for my doors are always open at convenient times, as well as thine."
UNEXPECTED. President Hopkins, of Williams College, was thoroughly good and greatly loved, and a dignified old gentleman withal. These excellent qualities added a quaint effect of contrast to the suddenness of the following answer which tiie worthy president once received, and which illustrates the principle that "ridicule is the test of truth." in the railroad cars one day the president descried one of his stu- dents, a youth of regretable habits in point of dis- sipation, and wearing at that moment the haggard and dishevelled looks of one not yet over the effects of a hard debauch. Stepping up to the young man, looking him sternly yet sadly in the face, the presi- dent said in a deep and impressive tone Been on a drunk! "So have I," was the answer.
BEGGING WITH MANY TONGUES. There is no people in the world with whom elo- quence is so universal a gift as the Irish. When Leitch Ritchie was travelling in Ireland, he passed a man who was a painful spectacle of pallor, squalor, and raggedness. His heart smote him, and he turned back. "If vou are in want," said Ritchie, with some degree of peevishness, -1 why don't you beg? Sure it's begging I am, yer honour." "You don't say a word." "Ov coorse nor, yer honour but see how the skin is speakin' through the holes of me trousers and the bones cryin' out through me skin! Look at me sunken cheeks, and the famine that's starin' in me eyes! Man all »>! isn't it beggin' I am with a hun- dred tongues ?
THE DECISION. A dispute having long subsisted in a gentleman's family between the maid and the coachman, about fetching the cream for breakfast, the gentleman one morning called them both before him, that he might hear what they had to say, and decide accordingly. The maid pleaded that the coachman was lounging about the kitchen the greater part of the morning, and yet was so ill-natured that he would not fetch the cream for her, notwithstanding he saw she had so much to do as not to have a moment to spare. The coachman alleged that it was not his business. 41 Very well." said the master, "but pray what do you call your business ? "To take care of the horses and clean and drive the coach," replied he. "You say right," answered the master, "ani I do not expect you to do more than I hired you for but this I insist on; that every morning, before breakfast, you get the coach ready, and drive the maid to the farmer's for milk; and I hope you will allow that to be part of your business." The coachman and the maiden soon after came to terms.
EARLY RISING. An Alumnus who has been delving among the t al.tions of Harvard unearths the following.— i orty years ago, John Quincy Adams was Presi- dent of the United States, and his cousin Josiah Quincy was President of Harvard University; and both had the reputation of being very early risers and hard students. While spending the hot months of summer at his Quincy home, the President of the United States drove over to see his brother Presi- dent of the University. After a long and friendly conversation, Mr. Adams remarked that he was nbont to call at the Law School on Judge Story, rind Mr. Quincy accompanied him. On their arrival they found the professor in the midst of a law lec- ture. They were, however, cordially welcome. the nidge being evidently pleased by the arrival of his distinguished visitors, whom lie assigned to a seat .)1\ each side of him, and then as in duty bound con- tinued 1I;:s lecture. After he had proceeded awhile )I) a very dry point of law, lie noticed on the count- Miance of most of the students a smile totally un- suitable to the character of the lecture he was de- ivering. The smile continued to spread till it jassed round the whole room, and then grew into all ilinost audible laugh. The astonished professor, seeing no cause for the giggling, hesitated for an in. stant; then happening to look on his right hand, lie jaw Mr. Quincy sound asleep, his head industriously lodding towards the corner of the room. Looking nastily on his left, he saw Mr. Adams just as soundly isleep, his head nodding in the opposite direction. rh( professor instantly saw the joke. Stretching >ut his bands towards his two distinguished visitors, 1U remarked to the students, Gentlemen, you see oefore you the unfortunate victims of too early ris- ttig. "The burst of laughter that ensued awoke both sleepers.
If we want to reach the head we must get at it through the heart. A rose is just as sweet by any other name and vinegar is just as sour. The best kind of glory is that which is reflected from honesty. "Boy, did you let off that gun? exclaimed ar snraged schoolmaster.—"Yes. sir. Well, what 10 you think I will do to you? "—" Why, bt me iff."
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The above beautiful chains are EQUAL IN WEAR AM) APPEARANCE TO REAL GOLD, and form a handsome adjunct to any watch. ASTOUNDING VALUE! EXACT TIMEKEEPERS! RETAIL PROFITS ABOLISHED! THE HIGHEST SATISFACTION is obtained by purchasing your Watch direct from H. SAMUEL'S factory. In this way the Pnrobaser, in dealing with the Manufacturer, saves the intermediate profits charged by dealers, middle-men, and retailers, and, in addition, becomes the possessor of a genuine high- class Watch, the performance of which is guaranteed, and which will, even after years of wear, be a source of satisfaction to the wearer and more than represent the actual price paid for it. Bead Read! Two Cut of the Many Thousands Received. Bell Corner, Wkeatlev, Oxon, June 26th, 1S86. Dear Sir,-I beg to acknowledge the receipt of my Watch and Warranty, also the silver chain which I leceived all safe. I am pleased to say they both give great satisfaction. I like the watch very much, it is » marvel of cheapness. I have shown it to several friends and they are astonished at so good a watch for X2 12s 6d. Yours truly, 1. 0. Lawrence, Cwmgarw Road, Brynaman. June 28th, 1886. Dear Sir,—Excuse me nob writing sooner. It is ith great pleasure I now inform you that the Chronograph Lever Watch" you r sent me some time ago gives me the greatest satisfaction. In ap- pearance it is a perfect gem and keeps time to a Becoud. I can with confidence recommend your firm to any one wanting a good watcu. I remain, Yours respectfully, J. 11. Roberts. i, CAUTION.—Beware of base imitators of H. SAMUEL S grand system of supply, who, instead of [ conferring a benefit upon the public, supply them I with inferior and Worthless Watches for the purpose *• of extra gain. Ensure a Genuine Watch by purchas- c ing from H. SAMUEL. H. SAMUEL supplies every Watch on a WEEK'S FREE TRIAL. Any purchaser who is at the end of that time dis- satisfied with his Watch, may have the FULL AMOUNT RETURNED. 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— Pontypridd County Court. I FRIDAY.—Before his Honour Judge Gwilym w illiams ACTION FOR CLOTU1- S SUPPLIED TO A MINOR. THOMAS v. CARP ENI-P,R.-This was a case in which David Thomas, tailor, Graig.Berthlwyd sought to recover from Richard ( aerpenter, Penrhiwceiber the sum of £ 5. 13s balance alleged to be due for c' t! es snD^lied.—Mr W. R. Da vies appeared for the piaintiff and Mr Phillips.JAberdare, for the defendant.—It was t-tated that the clotUng was supplied to the dafetidant itiil879 when he was about 16 years of age, and that he was then earn- ing 13s. per week, baing engaged on the Taff Vale K»ilwi>y. Mr Phillips contended that the debt was defendant's father'@ because the defendant, tt the time, lived with his father tind was directed by his father to go and order the clothes.—The Judge said he was sorry to be obliged te find for the defendant, but it would be more honourable cn the part of the defendant to pay. It seemed to him that the evidence pointed olearly to the credit having been given to the father and not to the son.—Judgment was accordingly entered for the defendant. a
EISTEDDFOD AT ABERDARE. GREAT CHOIR COMPFTITION FOR 2100. On Monday an Eisttddfod was held at the Maiket-hall, Aberdare, under the patronage of Lord Aberdare and Sir George Elliot, Bart., M.P. Appended are the tesults of the various events in- cluded in the programme :—■ Harp playing, Serch Hudol," Prize, J>1 Is.— Mr Thomas Thomas. Sirhowy. Contralto solo, Father of Heaven." Prizo 91 la.-Noue of the competitors were deemed worthy of the award, and it was consequently witbheld. hoprano solo, "No mother, no Home." Prize, J61 Is.- Miss Johanna Hopkins. Porth. Bass solo, The People." Prize, ^81 Is.—Mr John Williams, Mountain Ash. Tenor solo, Every Valley." Prize, £ 1 Is.—Mr David Howells. Tylorstown. Brass band competition, The Heavens are Telling." First prize CIO; second, £5.-Four com- peted Mountain Ash, conductor, Mr Shaw Cwmaman, conductor Mr Parry Aberaman, con- ductor Mr Prestwood. The £ 10 was awarded to Mountain Ash, and the lesser sum to Ferndale. The adjudicator said that, although the music was very beautiful, it did not as a test piece bring out the qualities of the players. Some of the bands, he added, might in more difficult music have brought themselves further to the front. Male Voir e competition, Wyr PbiIisth." Prize, .£5, with 10s to the condnctor.—The Aberdare, Brynaman, and Trecynon Glee Societies enteled the lists, the palm being given to Brynaman. Mr John Jones was the successful conductor. Choral Competition, Then round about the starry Throne." Prize ZCIO, with 2, 1 to the con- ductor ;—The Abercwmboy, the Hirwain Tonic-sol- fa, and the Aberiare English Wesleyan Choirs sang, in the order indicated, the prize being be- stowed upon the first-named, whose conductor was Mr H. Ellis. The adjudicator in announcing the decision, congratulated all the choirs upon the success with which they rendered the piece, and remarked that such grand choruses deserved orohes- tral accompaniment. CHORAL PRIZE OF i>100. Chief choral competition, Thanks be to God." —Prize, iJlOO.—The choirs who submitted their merits to the arbitration of the adjudicatoin were -1, Aberawan Uvited, conductor Mr W. James; 2, Aberdare United, conductor Mr Reeis Evans; 3, Mountain Ash Choral Union, conductor Mr D. E. Coleman. The prize was divided between Aber. dare and Mountain Ash. Although each choir exhibited the common fault of forcing, their Bing- ing was described by the adjudicator as being upon the whole marvellously beautiful.
—■ • ..i 1 SHOCKING OUTRAGE. At Cacgwrle (Flintshire) Petty Sessions, a allock- ing charge of personal outrage has been dealt with against Jane Kelley, a young woman living with her aunt, Mrs. Smith, at Sandycroft, Hawarden. A dispute arose between the two, when the girl seized a big jug which had just been filled with boil- ing water from the kettle, and threw it on her aunt's face and neck, inflicting such terrible injuries that; sometime elapsed before she could attend the court. The prisoner, not content with that, attempted to follow up the outrage by throwing a bottle full of vitriol. Notwithstanding an earnest appeal by the aunt, the magistrates sentenced the orisouer to a fortnight's imprisonment.
"JUSTICES' JUSTICE." A lad, who gave the name of Henry Williams, and his address as Three Field Road, Fulham, has been charged at Eastbourne with sleeping in the open-air without having any visible means of sub- sistence. The prisoner was found about three o'clock in the morning in a small rowing-boat on the beach. He first stated that he had worked at Brighton, but afterwards admitted that he left home on Derby Day to get work, but had been unsuccessful, which latter might be inferred frem the fact that the only coin tho prisoner had upon him was a halfpenny. Notwithstanding that the prisoner was perfectly sober when found, had done no damage to tiie boat, and that nothing previously was known against him. he was sentenced tl) a month's hard labour.
CASHING OK OAKUM PICKING. Mary Ann Chalkley, 35, a pauper inmate of the West Ham Union, has been charged at Stratford with neglecting ;o perform her task of work while a casual inmale of the West Ham Union. Mr. Willey, the assistant master of the workhouse, said that the prisoner was reported to th master for us- ing foul language in the laundry, and in consequence of this she was taken off her laundry work and ordered to pick oakum. At seven o'clock she was jiven 21b. of oakum, which should have been picked at a qtttitei- to six o'clock, Ivit ins tea I of accomplish- ing the task she had only I -oz. of the oakutll picked, and the next morning she was given im > custody. The prisomr, in defence, said she was able to do laundry work or scrubbing as well as any woman, but she could not pick oakum. In reply to the Bench, Mr. Willey said the prisoner was sent to gaol on Feb. 10 for a similar offence. The Bench sentenced her to a month's imprisonment with hard labour.
UNLUCKY POACHING EXPEDITION. The Preston Police have received information that some poachers, heav ily laden with spoil, might be expected coming down the Longridge railway, Police-sergsant Curwen and another officer secreted themselves in the shrubbery of the infirmary, in Deepdale-road, opposite the Preston and Longridge Railway Station. They had not waited long, when they saw three men, who had walked down the line, come out of the station, each carrying a large sack on his shoulder. The officers pounced upon them instantly, and secured two of the men and the whole of the sacks; the third man dropped his burden and ran away. The men captured are named Leach and Southworth, the latter an old and notorious poacher. The three sacks contained thirty-three rabbits and six hares, besides a number of net pegs. Tho nets were probably left behind in the custody of a fourth companion. The game had all been taken in the neighbourhood of Goosnargh, Whit- tiugham, and Grimsargh.
TWO CHILDREN BL:RNT TO DEATII. A fatal fire has occurred under very painful cir- cumstances at Croydon. It appears that a Mrs. Brooker, of 21, Tait Road, Gloucester Road, Croy- don, who husband is away militia training, goes out to work to support her two children. The other night she came home about nine o'clock, and put the children, aged three years and eighteen months respectively, to bed in the back first-floor bedroom, one of the two rooms she occupied. After this Mrs. Brooker left the house, and soon after it was seep by the neighbours that the room was on tire. The fire brigade was sent for. When the elder boy was carried out of the house he was just breathing his last. The fire was speedily put out, and it was the;, seen, by the matches lying about the room, that the children had set the bedclothes on fire with lighted matches, and being alone had been unable to rouse attention to their perilous conlition. The room was absolutely destitute of furniture, with the ex- ception of the bedstead and a flock mattress, and the parents were in the most needy circumstances. The mother returned for the second time after the fire hadi -been put out. When informed of her children's death she became almost mad with grief.