AMERICAN STORIES. 4 INVITED TO A HANGING: _1 INVITED 'ro A HANGING: After exhausting the other sights in the little South Carolina town we went over to the jail to see a murderer who was to be hung one week from that day. He was a white man about 40 years of age. and he had killed his wife with an ax because they differed in opiniog. If a wife will insist upon differ- ing with her husband she must be prepared for the worst. Husbands will suffer long and give no sign, but there is such a thing as driving tham to despera- tion. When we entered the corridor the Sheriff was en- gaged in soapi::g the hangman's rope. It was a new one, and he wits in a hurry to render it smooth and pliably and have the job off his hands. He took the rope along in his hand as we entered the cell of the condemned, and after a formal introduction the gentleman who was so soon to go on an excursion reached for the rope, carefully inspected it, and ob- served Bill, you are doing a slick job on tbat.r: "Well, I'm trying hard." "If I can help you in any way just call out. I might as well be soaping the rope as sitting here do- ing nothing." We sat down for a smoke and a talk. Some chaps in his situation would have been so stuck up that you would have felt your littleness in their presence, but this one made an earnest effort to put us at out ease. He exhibited considerable interest in the pro- ject to get him out of the way, and his conversation I proved that he had given the matter considerable thought. Ever see a man hung? he inquired of me in a kindly voice. "Yes." "How did he take it?" He seemed discouraged from the very start" Yes, some go that way. I have mapped out a little programme to be followed, and I'd like to ask your opinion of it. Here it is: Rise at six ain. on the eventful morning. "Put on a clean shirt, and my Sunday suit, so as to appear respectable. Jireakfast at 7 o'clock. "Receive friends from 7.30 to 8-30. "From 8-30 till 10 indulge in final preparations and take leave of Bill and the boys. "At 10 o'clock proceed to the gallows, giving Bill as little trouble as possible. Make a speech about half an hour in length, warning all young men to abstain from marriage and all wives to obey their husbands. "Probably some singing. Take my place on the trap and Bill ewings me off. "Curtain." I told him that I had seldom seen a more carefully prepared programme, and that if he stuck to it lie could not fall to come out with flying colours. His orthography was defective in certain instances. He realized this and asked me to amend it, and when we had go lie over the programme with a pencil he returned his heartfelt thanks. There were one or two little tilings that annoyed him. For instance, he had never made a study of ora- tory,and there was danger of his breaking down in the middle of his speech. Then, too, his voice was not in good trim, and the spectators on the back seats might feel put out because they could not catch his words. He would be thankful for suggestions from a newspaper man. I told him not to try to make a hit on oratory, but to tell a plain story and drop in the gestures where he thought they would count. The crowd would excuse his voice, knowing that he had been shut up for the last six months. His countenance cleared up at once, and he insisted that lie was my Jebtor. There was another thing. He had two brothers and one sister. They had thrown out hints that they would be ,QII hand to see him swung off. Within a,day or two lie had begun to doubt the propriety of suoli action. He didn't want to disap- point them. but would it be just the proper capet for them to show up oil such an occasion? I re- plied that lie had better leave the matter for them to decide. Some people enjoy seeing a brother hung; others wouldn't go a rod to witness such a spectacle. It really made no difference to the con- demned, anyhow, as he would be hung all the same. I I TliaCe so, that's so," mused the prisoner. "I guess I'll leave 'em to follow their own bent. Say, how soon do) ou leave? •• To- morrow." No! And you won't be here at the hanging ? "I can't be, though I regret it." Now, that's too bad 1 Can't you stop over to oblige me I'd like to have you see the affair come off." I excused myself on various grounds, and as we rose to go he held out his hand and said Well, if you can't, you can't, of course, though I'm real sorry. I'm glad you called, and if you should change your mind and conclude to take In the hanging just telegraph me."
AN OBLIGING SON-IN-LAW. What will not the sincere missionary do for the sacred cause lie espoused He will do anything, make any sacrifices. Some time ago, the Rev. Mr. Crutchier, an American divine of much gentleness and love, went to the Island of Krinkaloo. He soon learned the simple language of the people, and was delighted at the attentions which the king bestowed upon him. One day the good missionary said to his wife: Nancy, we cannot do too much for the king, for the more we do for him the better our cause will prosper. As you know I am very desirous of mak- ing a good record over here. In view of this I have been thinking of something, which, if accomplished will place us beyond the possibility of failure." "What is it dear? his wife asked. It is with regard to our daughter Pauline. At home, you know, she was far from being a beue- in fact, she has never had an offer." Yes, I know." Well, I want her to marry the king." "But he already has several wives." M Yes, but our daughter would soon rule the palace." Have you spoken to Pauline? It Yes. and she was delighted." Well, I give my cousent; but don't you think I bad better make the arrangements ? Ub, no. You may know how to manage an Americau affair, but it takes me to manage a king." Several days afterwards, while the fat old king was walking in the garden, the missionary joined him, and said, You must be a happy man. But you lack one thing—an American wife." "Where can I get one? "You may have my daughter, Pauline." Well, bring her." Pauline and the king were married. Two days later the missionary and his wife called on the king. By the way," said the missionary, how do you like your new wife? "Good." I am glad to hear it. Where is she? "Ate her yesterday I The missionary groaned, and his wife flying at him, exclaimed I told you to let me manage that affair. You never did have any sense." The kind old king, seeing the missionary's trou- bled state, thought to relieve him by remarking: •• M estill hungry. Me eat the ole woman too! The missionary hesitated a moment, and then re- plied: "No, thank you; not to-day. Though I don't know how soon I may call upon you." The missionary has been recalled.
Why are pawnbrokers like pioneers of progress? Because they are always ready to make an ad- vance. It is said an oyster will live to the age of twenty- six years. Some of them have been found with a beard on. 'j' Joe Howard wants to know what it the use of the "g" in the word "gnaw." New use at all, 4 course. Two fresh shocks of earthquake nave been ex. jerienced at Charleston. No damage has resulted ;rom either shock. A cheque for £1,000 has just been received from ,he Duke of Cleveland towards the restoration of the ancient parish church at Wem, Shropshire. The race between the yachts Galatea and May- flower, from Marble Head to Cape Cod and back, has been abandoned altogether. Mr. Nicholas O'Toole, a gentleman from Liver- pool who had been on a visit to Dublin, and was stopping at 22, Cullenswood-avenue, Ranelagh, has been found dead in his bed. The deceased, who was twenty-nine years of age, had been in bad health for some time past. After severe tests of stoves for the warming of the Bank of England, the honourable governors, with their architect, have decided to warm it by means of Shoreland's Patent Manchester Stoves, which they have found so pre-eminently satisfac- tory in the bank and in its branches throughout the country. Elizabeth Bethell and Mary Robinson have been brought up at the Police Court, Liverpool, charged with having stolen £ 41 10s. from the person of Mr. Lawsou, a commercial traveller, at present staying in Liverpool. A further remand was ordered. Whilst Webb, the well-known jockey, was riding his hack on Newmarket- healh, towards the close of the racing, the horse stumbled and threw him, by which his collar-bone was broken; and, unfortun- ately, he also sustained other injuries. The Mayor of Chorley has been formally pre- sented by the Corporation with a handsome silver cradle commemorating the birth of a daughter dur- ing his Mayoralty. The cradle is a beautifully de- signed centre piece, and was specially manufactured by Messrs. Hatty and Son, of Manchester. An inquest has been held at ntusJem on the body of a girl aged three years, who was alleged to have died from the effects of being held in a tub of water by her mother. The mother had been ill for months past, and the evidence pointed to her being insane. The inquest was adjourned. The London correspondent of the Triih Times states that General Bullar has reported to the Home Office rather severely on the existing police patrol system, and attributes to it, to a great degree, the impunity with which the marauders pursued their malpractices. It is said that several Moon- lighters have offered him information. The markets at Boston,' Spalding, Holbeach, Long Sutton, and Donington, have been closed by an order of the Privy Council until Dec. 23 next owing to swine fever. The disease has spread alarmingly, and fresh outbreaks are occurring every day in the division, and as the animals have to be destroyed pork has consequently become much dearer. A Limerick telegram states that within the past few days the constabulary in the south of Ireland have received special instructions from Dublin Castle with regard to the working and organisation of the National League. These orders point to the Government having it under consideration to take some important step in the matter. The other day a married man named Robert Leyland, who was employed as a cottier at the Big Delph of the Lea Green Colliery, belonging to the executors of the late Alderman Radley, was buried beneath a fall of cannel whilst at work. Witen,ex- tricated life was extinct, the head and body having been shockingly crushed. A child, three yeare of age, named Joseph Wolf, who resided in a court in Sparling Street with his parents, has been knocked down and run over by a float driven by a man named John Geddes. The child was taken to the Northern Hospital, but death was found to have taken place before he reached it. Miss Florence Nightingale, having been invited to unveil Sister Dora's statue, at Waltall, has written regretting that overwork and illness pre- vented her compliance with the request. Mr. Gladstone telegraphed that he regretted he could not undertake to attend a public celebration though he profoundly revered Sister Dora. At Burnley, Enoch Whittaker, has been re- manded on a charge of assaulting Mrs. Leeming, a public temperance speaker, who had remonstrated with the prisoner for knocking a bundle of sticks from a man's head as he was quietly returning from work. The prisoner, it was stated, hit the lady on the head with his dinner can, fracturing her nose. A woman named Alice Mort, of Back Cheapside, Bolton, has attempted to commit suicide by taking vermin-killer. She lodged with a woman who had given her notice to leave because she was not able to pay her lodgings, having been out of work. She was conveyed to the infirmary were she lies in a critical state. A large meeting of English seamen has been held at the seamen's Institute to consider what steps to take in view of the fact that foreign sailors are em- ployed oil British vessels, while natives are left idle ashore. It was decided to appoint a deputation to wait on local shipowners on the subject The body of a farmer named John Leahy, of Gurtnaskelly, near the village of Taurnafullaint, west of Limerick, has been found in the bed of an adjacent river with his skull fractured. Deceased owned a public-house, which lie left for his farm, the path being alongside the river. An inquiry into the circumstances attending the death of a boy named Clegg has been concluded at Warrington. The boy fell from a lorry at Antro- bus on the 11th inst and sustained injuries, from which lie died. He lay on the ground for au hour, evidence being given that he was refused admit- tance to the Wheatsheaf Inn. The landlady, Miss Powell, was severely censured by the coroner. The other afternoon, Mr. J. H. Roberts, coroner for Carnarvonshire, held an inquest on the body of Thomas Rowlands, fifty years of age, an inmate of the Bangor Workhouse. Deceased, who was formerly employed as a cabdriver between Bangor and Bethesda, committed suicide by hanging. Verdict, "Suicide while temporarily insane." Shortly before i eight o'clock the other night a cry of fire was raised at the Paddington terminus of the Great Western Railway Company, and it was found that, from an unknown cause, dames had broken out in the premises used as an electric light centre on the departure platform. The alarm caused some half-dozen engines to be turned out but not until the premises and their contents had b een very severely damaged. At Sheffield an inquest has been held on the body of Thomas W. Groves, aged three years, who wal killed by an explosion of fireworks. The child's fathei who deals in explosives, it was stated, went into the chamber followed by three children. He struck a match, and it is supposed part fell in the powder, causing an explosion. Two children were rescued, but the boy was overcome by the fumes aiiA died. A verdict of accidental death was returned. An inquest on the body of Thomas Boys, who was drowned at Suuderland, during diving opera- tions, has been held. The jury returned a verdict to the effect that the deceased was drowned through the bursting of the pipe, caused probably by IL sud- denly increased pressure of air, and that no one was to blame. Dowsey, one of the rescued men, was unable to attend the inquest, as he was still suffer- ing severely from shock to the system. The other morning, at Chester City Police Court, before the Mayor (Mr. G. A. Dickson) and other magistrates, two women named Elizabeth Ennion and Ellen Leech, of no fixed residence in Chester, were brought up in custody on a charge of stealing the sum of £ 10 3a Id. from Hobert Berksley, labourer, Whitegate, Over, Cheshire, on the pre- vious evening. The prosecutor appeared rather reluctant to give evidence against the prisoners, but said he met the women near the barracks. The pri- soners were remanded. Owen Hughes, a collector, a middle-aged man, has been brought up at the Police Court, Liverpool, charged with having, on the 27th of August em- bezzled tl2 ljs. Dd., money that lie ought to have paid to Messrs. Lewis and Co., Ranelagh-street Detective Sub-inspector Grubb conducted the case for the prosecution. It was proved that the pri- soner collected the money in question from a cus. tomer in payment for some boots. He had opt ac- counted for it Further defalcations, amounting to £ Kl lis. 10d., of which £ 45ha.1 been recovered, had been traced to the prisoner's books. The case was remanded, in order that further inquiries might be made. At the Thames Polioe-court, the other day, Mrs. Waterman, of 13, Grove-street Commercial-road, waited on Mr. Lushingtou with reference to the disappearance of her daughter, Maria Barrett, aged 21, who had been missing some time. She left home to go to her situation, but did not reach there and nothing had been seen or heard of her. She was tall, of dark-complexion, black hair, long eye- lashes; was dressed in a pompadour skirt, blacb jacket, fur tippet, brown hat with drab trimming small tip feather and button-up'hoots. On her rigu arm was a deep scar. Mr. Lushington eaij u. 1 doubt the Press would notice the matter.
TOPICS OF THE WEEK. THEKE lias (lied at the Liverpool Workhous6 William l>rophy, wko, nearly twenty years ago, was a well-known leader of Fenianismin Liver- pool, and was charged, along with O'Brien, A Hen, and Larkin, and others, with taking part in t!io attack on a prison van in Manchester .ml the murder of Sergeant Brett. Brophy, it :s said, lias at all times been suspected of u ensou to the Fenian cause; and he was ■redited with giving the police information that ussihted to frustrate the contemplated attack upon Chester Castle, but this he stoutly denied. !n recent years Brophy has been the victim of intemperance, and a short time ago, becoming delirious from drink, he was conveyed to the llrownlow-liill Hospital, and there miserably terminated a miserable career. s
Mn, THOMAS DAVIS, of New Brighton, ap- ¡wars to have last his sweetheart and his watch simultaneously. Having known the girl for ten years, the pair came to Liverpool to get married, but, though a licence was procured, ;be happy event was prevented by the inter- vention of Mr. Davis's mother, who said he was only nineteen. Then Mr. Davis charged his eharmer with stealing his watch and a scarf while he was asleep, and when she offered him. a pawn-ticket instead of his watch he refused it. Still he could not severe himself from his love, and while the charge was pending he met lu r again and, according to the lady's story, they went to Little Brighton and had meat pies together. She said, too, that she did not rob. him, but that he said to her, Mary, you have no money. Take this watch;" and then he tied the silk handkerchief round her neck. At this stage the Wallasey magistrates, before whom these little details were explained, decided to dismiss the case, and to the prosecutor's anxious inquiry, What about my watch 1" the magistrates' clerk cruelly replied, "That is your affair." I
A NOVEL, but very strong argument in favour of passing without delay the Welsh Interme- diate Education Bill, is to be found in the list of entrance scholarships just published at the University College of Wales, Aberystwith. At this college the scholarships and exhibitions are open to all comers. But, probably to the sur- prise of the Senate, the great majority of sue- cessful candidates this year are Englishmen. Among the twenty-one scholars and exhibi- tioners we cannot see more than half-a-dozea Welsh names. Many will at once jump to the inference that the scholarships at the Welsh colleges ought to be closed against all who can- not speak Welsh. We are far from acceptina that view. In the interests, not only of the higher education generally, but of Welsh students in particular, we would strongly de- precate any measure'of the kind. It is a sign of health and vigour that Welshmen ask fe, nothing but a fair field and no favour. At thft same time, it must be confessed that while the state of intermediate education is what it is ill the Principality the Welsh students are handi- capped in the race. No wonder young men. and young women from Mason's College, Bir- mingham, or Kingswood School, Bath, or the Independent College, Taunton, carry away the scholarships and exhibitions against candidates who have had no training after leaving the elementary schools but what is offered in the private adventure schools of Wales, which can- not, however much they may wish it, give really good training in natural science. The true conclusion is not that the Welsh scholar- ships should be closed against Englishmen, but that the intermediate education of Welsh boys ought to be at once placed on a satisfactory footing. This can.only be done by the passing of a thoroughly effective bill through Parlia- ment. Welsh boys do not seek indulgences, but they have a right to cry for a fair start in the race against their more favoured competitors.
THE invasion of Chinese labourers is be- coming a matter of importance to North Australia. It is a similar grievance to that of distressed foreigners in Liverpool, only of very much more magnitude. The territory bids fair to become a Chinese settlement under British management; but the colony is a suit- able place for English emigrants. There is no reason from this point of view why the Chinese invasion should be encouraged. They absorb trade after trade. Their wants are few. They are not dandies. They can sleep anywhere. For food they need only a little fish and rice. They accept any wages they can get. The one object is to save money, and get back to China. No Celestial will 4ie from home if he can heln it, and should he be powerless to avert fate, his bones are returned to his native soil. He brings with him neither wife not' child. A comparatively small sum will make him com- fortable for life, and he leaves home and coun- try to earn this in the employment of the barbarian. He works hard and spends little. He is a model scholar. His hunger and thirst after knowledge, and the startling rapidity with which he gets on, are described as something fearful to contemplate." As a consequence of this intelligence and adaptability, the working man in Australia is crowded out. The Celes- tial works in the mines and gardens, renders domestic service, and has invaded the ranks ok shop-keepers' assistants. The only remedies suggested is a poll-tax of S30 at least on every Chinaman arriving-and resignation. It is pleasant to know that the disgusted Austra- lians are doing their best to protect the old country from a similar affliction. The teachers of an evening class for Chinese boys writes My duty was to set them their copybook slips, and I tried to combine a little useful informa- tion, such as In England it is very cold in January,' for I thought that unless they were previously impressed with an adequate notion of the severity of the climate they might be trying England next, and then I don't know what would happen. These thoughts, however, I kept to myself." Such patriotism is most touching; but the teacher might have im- proved as well as shortened the copy-head by making it read, V In England the sun seldom shines.'
NEWS IN BRIEF. There is now lying at the Dolphin Inn, Longton, near Pn-ston, the body of a fisherman, supposed to be Cookson, of War ton. The body was found on Longton Marsh. The Central News has reason to believe that Prince Albert Victor of Wales will be betrothed shortly to Princess Alexandra Theresa, second daughter of the reigning Duke of Anhalt-Dessau. During the past few nights frosts have prevailed throughout Germany. Heavy snowfalls are re- ported from Bavaria, and the snow remains lying on the elevated table land in that part of Germany. Mr. Thomas Taylor, provision dealer, Wakefield Street, Warrington, who was injured by falling from a train at Bank Quay Station, London and North-Western Kailway, on the 23rd ult, is rapidly approaching convalescence. An inquest on the body of Private Stimpson, one- of the three soldiers drowned in the river Eden, near Carlisle, has been held. The jury returned a ver- dict of "Accidental death." The other two bodies have not yet been discovered. Early the other morning an engine-driver named Richard Clements was engaged in shunting trucks near the blast furnaces of the Tredegar Iron Com- pany, at Tredegar, when he came into oontact wjtlfc an ovenlianging spout, and sustained fatal injuries. The public funeral of' the late Mr. John Small, aged seventy-six, whe was suffocated at the Loch. fyne disaster, took place the other afternoon at- Dairy, Ayrshire. A large number of persons at, tended the funeraL Mr. Small was an elder of the i Church for thirty-three years at Dairy.
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A few doses of RING'S DANDELION AND QUININB LIVER PILLS, without mercury, are a potent remedy. They perform all the benefits of mercury, without any of its disadvantages and dangers. Dr. King's Pills remove all liver and stemach com- plaints, biliousness, headache, sickness, shoulder peine, heartburn, indigestion, constipation, so ensur- ing perfect health. These old-fashioned Pills still keep ahead of all others as the great liver remedy. Sold everywhere. DR. KMG'sLxvER PILLS, containing dandelion and quinine, without mercury, are far above all others as the surest, mildest mains of removing indigestion, biliousness, headache, dyspepsia, obstructions and irregularities of the liver and stomach, so ensuring perfect health. Dr. King's Pills are sold every- where. To STOP COUGHING, a few doses PEPPHR' WiUTE COUGH MIXTURE arrests the most troubleso me fito f coughing, restoring relief and tranquillity to the irritated membranes and air-passages. Soothing, comforting, and demulcent, its action is quite. differ- ent from ordinary Cough Remedies. Bottles. Sold everywhere. « FOR GARGLING THH THROAT AND MOUTH, use PEPPER'S TANNIN THROAT GABGLB.—An application of great service for sore throat, whether inflammatory, relaxed, or ulcerated. Tannin Gargle is strongly re- commended to speakers, singers, &c. as greatly pre- servative and sustaining. It is also a valuable purifier "s a mouth wash, being singularly agreeable, astringent, and cleansing.. Bottles, c Sold every- where SULPHOLINE SOAP t:18 A TOILET SOAP CONTAINING SULPHOLINE.-lt is a delicately renned,tchemically pure Soap, intended for general use, and is free from the injurious acrid oils peculiar to common, imper- fectly prepared soaps. Sulpholine Soap is excellent for washing at all times and rendering the skin soft, clear, and pliable. Tablets, 6d. each. HSold every- whero E. VAUGHAN & QO, STEAM DYEING AND SCOURING WORKS. 'LANDAFF ROAD, CARDIFF. Branch Establishments: t 77. C'K^KHERBTOWN, 1 CaHDIPF <" 2-6 i>~Tl STREET. f CARDIFF. 4U; 52, COMMERCIAL STREET, NEWPORT. 83, RJC.H STREET, NEWPORT. 27, O'STIE alREET, SWANSEA. Aqci, for Rhondda:— MR. J. H TAILOR A DRAPER, HANNAH T~!EET, PORTH. PONTYPRIDD HOUSE PROPER. i AND INVESTMENT GOMPANY LIMITED, OLD POST Ornoi Chambers PONTYPRIDD DIRECTORS M& JAMES ROBERTS, Tall Vtde Hemm, Tn- forest Chairman. MR GEORGB KNILX> T. Chairman. MR RICHARD ROGERS, Pontypridd. MR EVAN DA VIES, The Walk, Cardif, MR EDWIN PHILLIPS, Pontypridd. MR THOMAS THOMAS. Gwan^j-Oerw*, Treforest Secretary-MR H- 8. DAVIIS, Ollces-old Post Office Chambers, Pontypridd. This Company is prepared to rcoeiva Deposits of JBIO and upwards repayable at Three Months Notice,. and to bear Interest at the note of Four Pounds per Centum per Annum, pejab)* Hair- yearly. Apply to the Secretary as abort. ONE BOX OF CLARIMIS P 41 PILLS is warran ted to cure all discharges from the urinary organs, in either sex (acquired or constitutional), gravel, and pains in the back. Guaranteed free from mercury. Sold in boxes. 4s 6d each, all chemists and patent medicine vendora; or sent for fixtv stamps bv the Makers, The Lincoln and Midland Counties Drutr Co., Lincoln. Wholesale, Barclay and Sons, London "FOB THE BLOOD IS THB LIFE.oLABKE S WORLD-FAMED BLOOD MIXTURE is warranted to cleanse the blood from all impurities from what- ever cause arising. For Scrofula, Scurvy, Skin and Blood Diseases, and sores V)f all kinds, its effects are marvellous. TnousandB of testimonials. Sold in bottles, 2s9d or 33 stamps, and lis each ,by Chemists and Patent Medicine Venders everywhere. I ADVERTISE iNfcTHE CHRONICLE.
A TALL RAT STORY. The following is going the round of the American press "Agentleman of San Francisco was greeted with something peculiar in his rat-trap the other morning, lie found a complete rat skin and no- thing more 1 The snap had caught the rat by the nose, and in struggling to escape, he walked entirely out of his skin. Attached to the skin were portions of the bones of the head, the hind feet, and the whole tail. Leading from the trap to a hole near by were traces of blood. What the sensations of the rest of the tribe were when the animal came home thus stripped of his clothing may. be imagined. If any other family catches the rest of the rat, he may be reconstructed."