J. WILLIAMS, Denbigh, announce that all Departments in both Establishments havt, just been replenished with a, large Assortment of ) NEW GOODS, Bought for Cash, And will be offered at most advantageous prices T. J. WILLIAMS assures his Customers that this is a grand opportunity to secure all classes of the Newest Goods at extraordinary low prices. A Grand Display Is now made of NEW GOODS suitable for » Christmas Presents AND P New Tears Gifts. AN EARLY CALL IS SOLICITED. 0 K 34, HIGH STREET & TEMPLE BAR, DENBIGH. HUGH WILLIAMS. TAILOR AND DRAPER, CHAPEL PLACE, DENBIGH. Begs to inform the public generally that he has on view an excellent ASSORTMENT OF NEW GOODS o the latest design, and of the best quality that money can procure. LIVERIES of every description execut on the shortest notice. Riding Breeches, a Speciality. H.W. being a practical Tailor and Cutter (holder of a Diploma) and having a staff of experienced work- men fit and style is guaranteed, consistent with MODERATE CHARGES. A TEIAL OEDEB RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED. 0 — p- O Balm o Gilead fu iZ.KJ iivj I GEORGE'S PILLS i mi." "They are more than Gold to me-they saved my life." 'One wonders that things so small should produce such mighty results." PILE & GRAVEL 4 Many of my customers have been cured who have suffered for twenty years." The three forms of this Remedy:— No. 1.—George's Pile and Gravel Pills II I Q No. 2.- George's Gravel Pills |"™^ I j *o. 3.—George's Pills for the Piles. In Boxes, Is. lid. and 2s. 9d. each; by post, Is. 3d. and 3s. Proprietor :-J. E. GEORGE, M. R. P, S,, Hirwain, Glam. N. Splendid Value in New Season's Teas. Is. 4tl. TIT EI A /<>/ IS INSUBPASSABLE FOB '<< STRENGTH /yv/ AND X, O/- X*V\ FLAVOR. /cC^/ n Is. 8d. X *0 »s- TIIE NOTED T E,STABLISflI;IENT IS A SPLENDID FOR WILI, COMPARE WITH CHEESE, FAMILY TEA, HAMS, anld ANY TEA AND \v BACON. ,y\ IN THE STANDS UNITED Unrivalled. /<o/S' \*V\kingdom. /C>y/ TELH. V* v\ • 18 PURE & FRAGRANT, AND IS OF W\ The Finest Growth. E2_ L"I:k., I, CAMBRIAN CELEBRATED MUTERAL WATERS, RUTHIN. MANUFACTURED BY THE RUTHIN SODA WATER CO., LD. UNSOLICITED TESTIMONIAL. Dr. C. B. FRANCIS, late Principal of the Medical College in Calcutta-an entire stranger to the Company See The Indian Magazine, September, 1888, 'On the best mode of preserving health in India,' page 487; 'Among the BEST SODA WATER SOLD is that supplied by the Ruthin Soda Water Company-the Wat.r being obtained from an Artesian Spring in the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales. Ask for the "CAMBRIAN WATERS." ODA WATER LITHIA WATER. LEMONADE. GINGER BEER. KLTZER WATER AERATED WATER. GINGER ALE. BREWED do OTASS WATER QUININE TONIC. ZOLAKONE. LIME JUICE, &c Cambrian Hop Bitters, from best Kentish Hops, By New Process Goods forwarded free to all Railway Stations in Great Britain. Price List, Testimonials, and Report of Analysis, post free on application! Address—Manager, Cambrian Works, Ruthin, North Wales. j
LIFE-BOAT SERVICES IN 1898. Notwithstanding that the past year, taken as a whole was a remarkably line one from a Life boat point of view, there was at times, during the few fitful gales wbieu were ex perienced, plenty of work for the Life-boato and their crews to do. The heaviest gales of the year occurred on the 24th to 28th of March, the 16th to 22nd October, and the 22nd to 24th November. In the first case 36 Life.boats of the Royal National Life Bout Institution were launched on service, resulting in the saving of 90 lives and the labding of 5 other persons from vessels in dangerous positions; in the second case. 28 Life-boats were launched, re- Butting in the saving of 30 lives and the safe landing of 9 other persons from vessels in peril and in the third case there were 25 launches, resulting in the saving of 69 lives. In the March gale several of the Life boats out on service were unable to return to their station s and were compelled to put in elsewhere until the weather had moderated. During the month of August there were no less than 37 Life-boats launched on service, by which means 34 lives were saved. This number of launches was altogether abnormal, having regard to the time of year. The long list of gallant services included the rescue of 676 lives, besides much valuable pro- perty, 22 vessels having been saved from total or partial loss. In addition, the Life-boats landed 137 persons, some of whom had taken refuge on light vessels and others coming ashore as a precautionary measure, their vessels being in danger in stormy weather. Great assis- tance was also given in very many cases to fishing boats returning from the fleets or fishing grounds, but unable to make a harbour without help from a Life boat, owing to the badness of the weather. During the year the Life-boats were launched 362 times on service, besides which the crews were assembled on 75 other occasions, when it was thought that their services might probably be required. Rewards were also granted by the Institution for the saving of 74 lives by shore-boats or other means during the year, bringing up the total number of lives for the saving of which the 8ociety granted rewards in 1898 to 750, and to 41,227 since 1824, The cost of maintaining the Institution's fleet of 294 Life-boats in thorough efficiency is increa-ingly heavy, and the amount received in annual subscriptions and accruing from assured income is insufficiehtfor the purpose. Further financial help is there- fore much needed by the Institution. Annual subscriptions and donations will be gladly re ceived by the Secretary, Charles Dibdin, ESih 14 John Street, Alelphi, London, by any of the Branch Honorary Secretaries, and by the Bankers in the United Kingdom.
WHAT MILLIONS OF THE People Drink. li -Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Couoa IS the Fond Beverage of the People, its meriLs having been recognized to an extent hitherto unl, lo'wri in the history of any preparation. Its value as a food under every circumstance, and answering all requirements, has been testified to by people of almost every class and occupation, showing its wonderful res- torative power in cases of the greatest variety. > We leave it to the reader to consult common sense, and at once to substitute Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa--if this has not already been done-for ordinary cocoa, tea and coffee at breakfast and other meals. 0 AM A& I 6d., 9d., and Is. 6d., can be obtained from all Chemists, Grocers, and Stores, or from GO, 61 & 62, Bunhill Row, London, E.C. As a test of its merits a dainty sample tin of Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa will bt sent free on application to any address if, when writing (a postcard will do), the readers will name "Tlæ North Wales Times I
FUNERAL OF AN IRISH BISHOP. The funeral obsequies of the late Most Rev. Dr. Nulty. Roman Catholic Bishop of Meath, took place.. on Wednesday. Solemn office and high mass were celebrated in the Mnliingar Cathedral at eleven o'clock. His Eminence Cardinal Logue officiated. Archbishop Walsh of Dub- lin and several other prelates were present, and over 100 clergymen from all parts of Ireland. At the conclusion of the service a funeral procession ieft the cathedral, various religious and public bodies, as well as Orders of Foresters, taking part in it. After the procession had passed through the principal streets of the town the remains were reconveyed to the cathedral and laid to rest at the right hand side of the high altar.
AcriNG on the advice of the British Consul, Sir Alfred Biliotti, Prince George has decided to post- pone his contemplated visit to Candia, where the attitude of the Mussulmans is more hostile than in other parts of the island. ME. CECIL RHODES sailed from Cape Town for England on Wednesday on the Union steamer Briton. SEVJJKAI. thousand Bohras were inoculated against the plague at a public meeting in Bombay on Wed- nesday, after the high priest of the sect had declared that there were no religious grounds of objection to it. An ex-Sheriff and his son took the lead in order to encourage the others. 1\IR, NAOUO.JI presided on Wednesday at the annual conference of Indians resident in the United King- dom, which was held at the Westminster Town Hall. A resolution was passed demanding that Indiana should be allowed commissions and command in the Indian Army A Question of Degree—Arctic Exploration. Light-haired people, it is said, as a rule live longer than dark-haired. The most temperate county hi the United Kingdom is Shetland the most intemperate, Cork. Th.1 finest, purest, and most nutritious ani- mal jelly known is that made fr&m elephants' ILusks. It is said that dried currants given to horses occasionally in lieu of oats will increase, the animals' powers of endurance. Gerald: 4 I'll bet you a kiss on the result of the next general election.' Geraldine: 'Isn't there any election before that?' v 'X
CAMBRIAN GO I P. F-r, > j The guardians in several "f tiie Not, Wales Unions are likely to find themselves in difficulties when making proper arrangements for actuation under the new Act. S vera! medical men in Merionethshire a Mont gomeryshire have refused to a"cept. the appointments under the terms offered, a d some have stated thit they will not art under any conditions The m ater has been referred to tbb Local Government B at-,i c o o Owing to continued ill-)-ie-tith the Rev Gwynoro Davies has resigned his seat on k the Barmouth District Council, of which he has long been chairman. Gv7ynor<> has ren dered services of great value to the town, and has largely been the means in the ace of almost insurmountable difficulties, rescuing the town's affairs out "f the eon fusion and disorder into which they had been allowed to sink, under the old Local Board. o o o I The Builders' Journal for this week has I an illustrated article on 'Castell I which is of more than ordinary iocal interest I The pen-and ink sketches which Mr. Stam ford has contt-lbuted-sketche, which are veritable gems, and show this clever artist at his very best—make the article one o' special interest locally. The supplement, showing two sketches by Mr. Stamforth of the views in the castle courtyard, is a thing of beauty that should long be treasured. 000 In this season of peace and goodwill, it is delightful to learn that even in the storm tossed Diocese of St. Asaph things are much better now than they used to be. We make this statement on the authority of the bellicose rector of Marchwiel, he o the 'pastwn onen las' fame. Speaking in that parish on Friday night, the rector stated that since the recent agitation in the diocese a better feeling had sprung up. Preferments were better bestowed now than formerly, and as time went on the friendship between the bishop and the clergy would be cem en ted. 000 Mr T. Trevor Owen, M.A., the headmas ter of the Carnarvon County School, has been the victim of a very awkward blunder. Mr. Owen is an active member of the Cen tral Welsh Board and one of its most zealous supporters, and the caustic criticism of the policy of that board attributed to him in the reports of the recent prize day at his school, came therefore as a huge surprise It now transpires that the criticism was not uttered by the headmaster, but by the chair- man of the meeting, Mr. Issard Davies, an ex clergyman, who never misses an opport unity of having a dig at the secondary educa- tion movement in Wales. ¡ 000 Colonel Henry Platt, C B, Gorddinog, I who for his services to agriculture was pre sented with a silver bowl last week in I Anglesea, in acknowledging the gift made an interesting statement on the subject of poultry farming. A younger brother of his he said, started a poultry farm at Cheadle twelve months ago, with the result that he had sent 1,200 chickens to the London market, and realised a profit of £200. Col. Platt, convinced that what is wanted in agriculture, as in everything else, is more I education, has established a scholarship at I Bangor College of the value of S30 for two years, open to farmers' sons. 000 Dr. T. Witton Davies, who is now vacating the principalship of the Midland Baptist College at Nottingham to become tutor and lecturer in Oriental languages at the Bap tist and University Colleges of Bangor, brings with him to Wales very many emblems of the esteem and admiration he won during his seven years' stay in Notting- ham. The last of the many testimonials presented him was on Tuesday this week, when the Council of the College made him the recipient of a flattering address, charm. ingly bound in morocco, and presented Mrs. Davies with a beautifully designed lady's writing desk made of ebony, and a silver tea kettle. ooo During the last few days, we have had people coming round at night essaying to be Christmas waits, and making believe to sing carols. Carols, save the mark When do we in present day Wales hear anything like a real carol? Night after night have we heard the same party singing most dolefully I Beth sydd i mi yn y byd,' which is the same thing as if English people were to sing 4 In lowest depths of woe.' Why do not our choir conductors, who busy themselves so much in preparing for Eisteddvodau, direct their attention to the revival of the old Christmas carol. There are several capital specimens to be found in the immortal 'Canwyll y Cymry,' to go no further. 000 Gwynfynydd or Mount Morgan Gold Mine formerly owned by Mr. Fritchard Morgan, the, member for Merthyr, is now almost entirely abandoned. The pumps have been raised to the surface, and parts of the mine have been flooded. Other good industries in the same neighbourbood are in a flourish- ing condition, and altogether a considerable amount of the precious metal i8 weekly extracted from the hard rocks of Merioneth shire. An enterprising company has just commenced prospecting for gold in the bed of the river Mawddach, and many thousands of pounds have been spent in erecting machinery for the purpose of testing if gold can be extracted in paying quantities from the ore washed down from the mountain. ooo A certain Nonconformist minister, who died a few years ago, was a most worthy man, but not possessed of attractive gifts. He was of more than common learning, he had taken a University degree, but nobody would ever have thought so. For he was as dull as ditch-water, and looked as if he had never left the bounds of his native parish. His M.A. procured him many an invitation to preach, and people would throng to the chapel expecting great guns. They were usually disappointed he had no eloquence. Still, there was one thing he could do, and do well. He could recite hundreds and hun- dreds of lines of Vicar Prichard's Canwyll y Cymry,' and of the poetry of Williams, of Pant-y-celyn. Often and often when it seemed as if the force of dulness could no further go, and everybpdy was dropping off to sleep, he would cry out, As the old vicar tells us' or 'As Pant y-celyn has sung,' and then with considerable feeling and hwyl he would recite long passages. Every eye would brighten, and peop!e would feel that there was certainly one thing which the dull M.A. could do better than most of his brethren. ooo A novel way of catching mice has been A novel way of catching mice has been resorted to in Carmarthenshire. An Aber- gwile man was troubled by a number of the I little rodents that had snugged themselves away between the partitions of his ouse. After great cogitation he hit upon the novel After great cogitation he hit upon the novel plan of fishing' for them. Purchasing a stock of No. 4 fishing hooks, he attached to ,ut aiii(I -iiiie Then he baited them vith cheese and meat, and placed as raatiy •; he could inside a hol-, which he made. Having fastened the ends securely, OH waited for the result. His patience was -o-.n rewarded, for so u be saw one of the I nes 'run out.' He save one of his tor mentors it little tane. and then he 'struck' hUll. A severe struggle ensued, but ultim ately the mouse was hauled out and devour ed by the cat, v ho bad been watching the snort with much eagerness. By this means John has got rtd of all his d'starber-, and declares that he derived quite as much pleasure and excitement as if he was on the » ank of Gwile fishing for trout. The story noes not say whether the cat felt any of the dl effects of the hook. nor whether an In- spector of Cruelty to Animals, witnessed the incident. 000 Everybody knows what delightful Welsh, I whether poetry or prose, Professor J. Mor- ris Joi.' gs can write. Here is a little gem which is hidden away in the current num her of his college magazine. It is headed Cwyn y Gwynt,' but the 'window' must not be confused with another celebrated one attached to a sister college hostel:— Cwsg ni ddaw i'm hamrant heno, Dagrau ddaw yn nghynt; Wrth fy ffenestr yn gwynfanus Yr ocbneidia'r gwynt. Cwvd ei lais yn awr, ac wylo Beichio wylo mae; Hyrddia'i ddagrau ar y gwydyr Yn ei wylltaf wae. Pam y deui, wynt, i wylo At fy ffenestr i? Dywed im, a gollaist tithau Un a'th garai di ?
It usually takes about five years to tan the skin of an elephant. The two problems of the coming century will be aerial and submarine navigation. As regards the latter, both the French "and the Americans seem to be making practical and substantial progress in the construction of sub- marine vessels. But aerial navigation appears to be as hopeless as ever. The most sanguine must now abandon any hope of the return of Andree, and his two companions, Frænkel and Strindberg. Andree told his friends not to be uneasy if no news was received of him for a year. But it is eighteen months since he and his companions sailed away from Danes' Island into the unknown. The first and last tidings of them was brought by a carrier pigeon re- leased two days after the start, which stated that all was well on board. Since then no I trustworthy news has come to hand, and the search parties that have been organised and sent North, have returned without finding any trace of the expedition. The idea of exploring the Polar regions by balloon was not of course a new one. It was, though probably not for the first time conceived in 1876, by a man named Morell, who published an article on the subject in the Graphic of December the 8th, 1876-but to this day it is practically no nearer to realisation than it was all these years ago.
WOMEN'S CHAT. That the happiest hours of the Queen's long reign have been spent amid the simple privacy of family life in the country retreats she has purchased for herself, there is no possible doubt. When all is said and done, the Sovereign is but flesh and blood, nerves and heart, like the humblest of her subjects, and it mast at times have been nothing but the short intervals of repose she was able to snatch at Balmoral or Osborne, which enabled her to bear with such grand courage and self-restraint, the heat and burden of that long day which is, happily, not yet finished. -0-- It was Sir Robert Peel who had the honour of first bringing Osborne before the notice of the Queen and her Consort. Its recommenda- tions were many. It was not too far removed from London and the various Government offices, yet so retired that among its shady walks and leafy groves, the Queen could easily obtain that privacy for which she so ardently longed. The bathing and boating in the vicinity were excellent, and the panoramic views across the Solely to Portsmouth, and the great road- stead to Spithead, and further down the Chan net to where the swelling downs of Devonshire rose palely through the mists, made the little spot an ideal marine residence. —o— It is remarkable how few women in our Royal Family can boast of being good sailors. The Duchess of Albany stands almost alone in this respect. She not only likes the sea, but prefers it rough, a good squall seeming to have a brac- ing effect on her nerves and spirits. The Prin- cess of Wales and her daughters are shocking sailors, as is also the Duchess of York, who has a horror of the sea, however smooth it may be. —o— Sir Thomas Lipton's 'Shamrock/ which everyone hopes will win the America Cup, is being built without an estimate, and she will embody the best skill, and the best of every- thing British She will sail in the early Thames regattas, and round the coast to the Clyde, and will be tested by the Valkyrie. Mr. A. Hogarth and Mr. Ben Parker have signed on as captain and second in command. —o— It was said at the time that the expense of sending Valkyrie III across the Atlantic to race the Defender, exceeded E16,000, Few people seem to unders;and that it is impossible to race a yacht with the same crew that sails it. Valkyrie III could not possibly find sleep- ing accommodation for such a crew as was necessary for the race. So more than half her hands crossed the Atlantic in a steamship, leaving quits a small -c--reNvto navigate her. Each of these extra hands represented an ex- pense of f30 or so for the season, if not more, when their passage across was reckoned. —o— Mere pleasure cruising is a very different matter. One of the best authorities on such a question, has laid it down that a person can run a 100 ton ychooner for three or four months at an outside expenditure of 925 per week. This includes harbour dues, wages, living, and every item of expense which is the outcome of the yacht. This sort of thing is very different from the business of racing yachts. A racing yacht, after all, is only a machine of speed. Many of them are absolutely bare below decks. The Valkyrie raced with no more furniture inside her than a coat of paint. The German I Emperor's Meteor was as bare as a poplar tree until he bought her, and had her beautifully panelled and furnished. -0- In mansions boasting ghostly inhabitants, London may be said to be tolerably rich. A house in a fashionable square has long been I considered uninhabitable on account of its ghests, and another in a very 'smart' street has a small child who constantly wails about its rooms. The Duchess de Mazaune haunts a wing of St James' Palace, and Holland House, Lord Ilcheater's splendid town residence, has several ghostlv tenants. One, the first Lord Holland who was beheaded in 1648, haunts the famous gilt room, issuing forth at midnight from a door in the panelling. Dressed in white satin, richly embroidered, he stalks along, carrying his head in his hands. There is a tradition too, that when the mistress of Holland House is about to die, she meets an apparition of herself. -0- Holland House is one of the most interesting mansions in London. It dates from the begin- ning of the 17th century. It was a Royalist house in Stuart times, but for a few months ic was the residence of Cromwell and Fairfax, then of Addison in his Sast years, and, later still, of William Penn. It passed into the hands of the Fox family in 1749, and thenceforward for a hundred years, it was the fount of Whig- gism, pure and undefiled, and it reached the height of its fame under Macaulay's Lord and Lady Holland, the Whig potentates of the Re- form epoch. The house is packed with trea- sures of art, and objects associated with half the famous people of Europe during the days of its prime. The grounds are partly park-like, partly a kind of wilderness, there is a superb Italian garden, and also a famous orangery. I' Lady Ilchester is a pretty and very graceful woman, and has gained for herself much renown as an entertainer. --0- Society in Philadelphia in going in for a severe regimen of 'early to bed and early to rise. All hostesses, it appears, have pledged themselves to see that their guests leave at a reasonable hour. Balls are being held from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., and receptions and musical eve- nings end much earlier. This is a delightful state of affairs-if it only lasts. —o— At dances in this country, guests arrive at any hour after 11 p.m., and some of them linger until four or five in the morning. In fact, it is considsred almost essential to the success of a ball that the chroniclers of it should be able to say Dancing was kept up until nearly four or five in the morning.' The truth is that the in creasing lateness of the dinner hour is driving all evening entertainments on towards the small hours. When dinner is at 9 p.m., the now fashionable hour, dances and receptions cannot very well begin before eleven or half past. These hours are disastrous to many a debutante. Coming, as many do, straight from uhe schoolroom, with its healthy recreations, and uneventful days, the strain on a young girl caused by society hours is tremendous, and often leads to a severe breakdown, However, we shall in all probability go on dancing from midnight to sunrise, utterly regardless of con- sequences, until some great lady inaugurates the reign of common sense. -0-- Where the hat ends and the toque begin. it is difficult sometimes to determine. Thesafest plan is to exam.ne the brim. If this pretends to be of any importance, the thing is a hat, otherwise toque is the correct term. Fur trimmed toques abound, but they are not al- ways becoming. Women are too careless often in their choice of the fur. If it matches the hair, as is so frequently the case, the effect is far trom being desirable. I have in my mind a, ( girl I met at an 'At Home' last week. Her toque was built of mink, trimmed with two up- right ostrich plumes of snowy whiteness, and little bunches of holly. Her hair was the exact shade of the fur, and as a result she appeared to have frizzed up her hair to the lflfet degree, and then stuck the feathers and holly into the erec- tion. -0- Regarding the tilt of one's hat, this entirely depends upon the shape of one's nose. If the curve be convex, the front brim is tilted for- ward, till it nearly rests upon the delicate bridge. If piquante, this is repeated in the hat. In the coming spring, hats may be based upon some other feature, but everything tie- pends, at the moment, upon the nose. —o— Chiffon, the sequin, and the bolero, have evidently determined to remain in fashion's good books, and really what we should do with- out them I do not know. The dainty little overbodices, which go by the name of bolero, but do not follow the lines of the orthodox article, an delightful. They are much scal. loped and generally taper finely oil into scal- loped stole fr nts. -0-- Apple Fritters.- Take two eggs, one cup of warm milk, one tahlespoonful of sug^r. Beat the yolks, add the ugitr, then the milk, a little salt, and two ciipfuls of flour sifted with two teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Add the beaten whites of the eggs, and sliced, quick cooking apples, drop in boiling lard. Serve hot MADGE.
HOME FROM CRETE. In stormy weather the hired transport Verona arrived in Plymouth Sound on Tuesday morning, more than two days in front of her original pro- gramme, with the 1st, Battalion the Highland Light Infantry on board. This battalion, which has been absent from England for fonr years and a month, has returned direct from Crete, where it has been stationed since July last. Early in September the battalion came into some prominence in consequence of the riots in Candia, when Colonel F. M. Reid, commanding officer, was deputed to take over the dime-tax. In the subsequent fighting with the Mussulmans one officer and several privates were killed outright, while other officers and men were wounded. The disembarking strength of the battalion was 20 officers and over 200 non-commissioned (' oiBcers and men. Many are ill, and as the transport entered the Sound Private Gray expired. The bat- tali on were given an enthusiastic welcome.
I THE INEBRIATES ACT. It is understood that the Home Secretary, having carefully considered the best means of securing that practical effect shall be given to the Inebriates Act passed last session, is about to issue circulars to judges, magistrates, and local authorities explaining the steps taken in this direction. It is to be. observed that, though the Act comes into force technically as from New Year's Day, several weeks must elapse before its provisions as regards the committal of inebriates to reformatories can be put into actual operation. Section 21 provides that regu- lations made under the Act shall not come into effect until they have lain four weeks on the table of each House of Parliament whilst the House is sitting; I and it cannot, therefore, be until the expiration of that period that institutions duly certified and regulated will be ready for the reception of inmates.
THE ROTHSCHILD WILL. The chief beneficiaries under the will of the late Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, M.P., are his brother and sister, Baron Albert and Miss Alice Rothschild. To the latter has been left No. 143, Piccadilly. Wadclesdon Manor is to remain intact, and to be con- tinued in the family. Mr. Alfred Rothschild and the sons of Lord Rose- bery receive money legacies, the former to a very large amount. Lord Roselery himself has been left several valuable pictures. Legacies of money have also been left to several of the late Baron Ferdinand's personal friends, but these are not large sums, and do not exceed JE2000 or £ 3000. To other friends various souvenirs have I been allotted. Baron Ferdinand has a third brother, Baron Nathaniel Rothsrhild, living in Vienna, but he was too ill to attend the funeral. He also will benefit under his, brother's will. Baron Nathaniel is a bachelor, and. like his dead brother, retired many years ago from active participation in the banking firm of N. M. RnthschiM and Sons, which has its head office in Vienna. He is fabulously rich, and is an even greater connoisseur in matters of art than the late Baron Ferdinand. In lavish generosity to the poor he is foreieos; among all the Rothschilds,
POISON IN APPLE-TART. At Newcastle Police-court, on Wednesday, two servant-girls, June Bainbridge, 21, and Elizabeth Armstrong, 22, were charged, on remand, with setting fire to the house in which they were servants at 7, Sutnmerhill-terrace, Newcastle, and with tampering with the food for the use of the master and the mis- tress and their children. Mr. Sanders prosecuted Mr. E. Clark appeared for the prisoner Armstrong, and Mr. Parsons for the prisoner Bainbridge. Detective Lennox deposed that Mrs. Elliott drew his attention to the evidence of fires in the house. He questioned the prisoners about the fires, and they denied all knowledge of the cause of them. He also spoke to arresting the prisoners. He had made inquiries at, places where the prisoner Armstrong said she had been in ser- vice. At one place the master reported that some- one had pierced the water-pipes of the house and attempted to set the place on fire. There were only two girls in the house, and he discharged the one he thought guilty of the offences. At another place at Hexham the prisoner's employer said Armstrong was very strange in her manner whilst in his service. He had made inquiries as to Bainbridge, and every one of her former employers gave her an excellent character, and one said he would be glad to take her back if he had the chance. Mr. Pattison (City Analyst) said the apple-tart, the bottle of milk, and the other bottles produced were handed to him. The apple-tart contained all the ingredients of a certain proprietary liniment, and they were present in considerable quantities. This liniment contained between nine and 10 per cent, of opium. Three-quarters of a pint of milk contained 12-8 grains of carbolic acid. The tea-cake had some kind of liniment, upon it, the chief ingredient of which was turpentine. Dr. Baumgartner said 10 per cent. of opium was very strong, and a small quantity of it taken would be an injurious if not a fatal dose, especially in the ca.;e of a child.. The Bench said they would send both prisoners for trial, but they thought it advisable to adjourn the case in order that Armstrong might be under medical observation. They would then consider the question of bail.