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Cycling. Use great caution when riding over greasy roads. — We are arriving at the season of the year when the "butterfly" rider is to be distinguished from the mud plugger." In about a months time, the two great cycle shows: the "National" and the "Stanley" will have opened. There are rumours of good trade for the exhibitors. At this .1 slippery season of the year, the most prominent feature of the new Dunlop tyre is its non-slipping device. It is by a long way the most effectual on the market. Only a short while back a lady cycling along a somewhat greasy crowded thoroughfare, un- fortunately slipped, and the driver of the cart travelling in the rear was unable to pull up or divert his course before the cyclist was under the horses feet and seriously injured. At last R. L. Jefferson has made a sign to the civilized world that he is alive. His journey has been accomplished, even to the reaching of Khiva alive, and uninjured by the savage tribes he has had to pass among, but nearly settled by the absence of eatable food, the turning putrid of his own stores, and drinking filthy water to keep him going at all. The toil of this journey in lands where roads can scarcely be said to exist at all, and where in parts a mounted escort had to ride with him to ensure his safety, must have been enormous, and although Jefferson has completed his task, it can still hardly be said that he has opened up a practicable cycling route, either for pleasure seekers or average adventurers. Still, he has taken the wheel to one of the few remaining districts where it had not been seen before. Whatever may be said about amateur racing during the season that is now passing away, the championships of the London Centre of the N.C.TJ<: at the Crystal Palace, were notable for the excellent list of entries for the amateur events. There was one championship for the pros." namely the mile, but this had a meagre display of competitors. However, we are dealing with the amateurs now, and we repeat that the entry list did credit to their brigade. Rain is welcomed sometimes by cyclists but the morning dews and evening mists of autumn seem to do all that is necessary in keeping the road surfaces nicely bound together. A torrent is scarcely what is wanted after a long draught from the wheelman's point of view. This would only tend to drive up the small stones out of their place and make the surface as risky as ever for pneumatic tyres. No, the mists are good enough for us. The question of having brakes fitted to all machines is daily becoming more important than ever. This is apparent when we find so many novices essaying rides in a strange country where the hills are steep and winding and possibly uneven on the surface. It is such folks who are a nuisance to the world of cyclists at large, for they attempt to emulate the experience of old-time riders ere they have scarcely learnt the art of balancing their own bicycle. The New South Wales League's Annual Road Race took place Saturday, July 23rd, on the Manly- Bayview course, over a distance of 21! miles. There were 42 starters, the winner turning up in J. Elliott (brother of W. J. C. Elliott, of Austral, and A. N. A. wheel fame), with 8 mins. 55 sees. start, his riding time being 1 hours 2 mins. 32 sees., being only two minutes longer than the fastest time which was gained by R. W. Lewis. Both the riders machines were fitted with Dunlop Tyres. The second and third places were filled respectively by Messrs. Stuart (10 mins), and Cliffe (7 mins.). J. Megson rode in this race, and considering his being out of training put up a good performance. riding the 21J miles in 1 hour 30 sees. Lord Roseberry says that the scorcher always reminds him of the letter Z." Now in this his lordship waxes very funny, but we wonder whether the ex-premier has ever noticed the similarity to the letter J in the outline of a swell society bikist." Seated stifly upon his saddle with handle-bars that almost touch his chin, and a curl in his legs by reason of his saddle being too low, gives this individual the appearance of a perfect J "-ohnnie. Though the jur> returned a verdict of "Acci- dental death in the case of a member o 1 the Essex wheelers who was said to have collided with a horse and trap; the whole thing looks un- commonly like a case of running down," which is but another term for road-hogism." A fellow clubman distinctly states that the fatality was caused by the furious driving of two men who occupied the trap, and who drove off still more rapidly after the cyclist was injured. In the face of such evidence it is just a little remarkable that the jury should have given such a strange verdict. A racing cyclist was pressed into the service of chasing some fugitives at Herne Bay recently. Rightly or wrongly, the mother of some children, wished to ignore the order of the Divorce Court that their father should be their justodian, and she made an endeavour to kidnap them. The persons responsible for their safe keeping, however, saw them hastily removed and driven rapidly away in a carriage, and being unable to follow, bethought themselves of a neighbouring speed-cyclist, who gave chase, and presently came on the run-aways, and caused them to stop by forcibly holding the horse by the reins, and detaining the carriage till further help, and the police arrived. Every now and again some medical man is found ready to anathematize the pastime of cycling, although the general opinion of the medical fra- ternity is entirely favourable to the moderate indulgence in cycling exercise, The latest de- nouncer of the evil of riding a bicycle at all is a Dr. Hausman of Vienna, who is an advocate, not of. moderation, but of total abstinence, for he declares bicycling to be the most insanely unnatural exercise that could be devised. It puts (in his opinion) the delicate organs of the body through a threshing mill, and the vibration of the front wheel pounds away, through the medium of the arms, with a succession of blows upon the cranium like those of a hammer. After this it is not surprising to learn that cycling has given birth to a lot of disorders as yet but obscurely recognised.
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Opening Ceremony at Aberystwyth College. The new central block of the college buildings at Aberystwyth, erected at a cost of X15,000, is to be opened on Wednesday, 36th inst., by Sir Wm. Harcourt. The hour of opening is 3-30, subse- quent to which the Right Hon. Gentleman will address a meeting in the Royal Pier Pavillion, which will be presided over by the president of the College, the Right Hon. Lord Rendel. A public luncheon in honour of Sir Wm. Harcourt will be held at the Queen's Hotel at 1.30 p.m.
-+- WELSH JUNIOR CUP.-The draw for the Welsh Junior Cup in this district was as follows:— Shrewsbury Barracks Rovers v. Dolgelly; Snail- beach T. Aberystwyth; Llanfyllin v. Newtown Reserve; Singleton and Cole's v. Welshpool United. The preliminary ties have to be played on or before November 7th, and the round proper on or before November 19th j kick off 8 o'dock.
FOOTBALL. If the defeat sustained by Newtown in the qualifying round for the English Cup was a little humiliating, as it is generally conceded to be, the thrashing which the Reds' administered to Wrockwardine Wood on Saturday week is all the more gratifying. I do not go so far as to say that one match atones for the other, but the gloomy outlook occasioned by the victory of the Druids has been certainly dispelled by the overwhelming defeat of the Woodmen, and the Newtown lads have again inspired confidence in their supporters. Tkey held the upper hand throughout the Wrock- wardine match, and completely nonplussed their opponents' defence. The game on the whole might not have been so fast as the encounter on the previous Saturday, but it was equally full of interest. Morgan Owen and Swetenham were absent from the home ranks, Bevan and Tudor acting as their substitutes. The former distinguished himself in a remarkable manner, no less than six out of the eight goals scored bmng due to his exertions. Bevan was complimented with such epithets as the demon and a terror," and there can be but very little doubt that Foulkes, the visitors' custodian, was vividly impressed as to what was implied by these remarks, and recollecting the opportunities for scoring which the Newtown team allowed to slip in the first half of the match with the Ancient Britons I cannot but help thinking that had Bevan been included in their ranks the result would have given more satisfaction to the majority of my readers. It is just this aptitude of taking advantage of every possible opportunity of netting the ball that has been conspicuous for its absence for some time past in the play of the Newtown quintette. Unlike Bevan, Tudor, who partnered Charlie: did not, in my opinion, justify the selection of the committee. His inability to kick with the right foot renders him unfit to officiate at full back at any rate, and his unfortunate tendency to adopt l' measures should disqualify him altogether. Tudor evidently does not think that a team's prestige"ie morely lost than regained, but I can assure him that it is. # Although their shooting was somewhat erratic the home forwards were in much better form than on the previous occasion and did some really good work. "Bill" Parry occupied the centre post and secured two goals to his credit. Still, he was hardly at home in that position, being oftentimes unable to do himself full justice. Morris and Little made a capital left wing and W. E. Pryce- Jones and Bevan also worked well together. Moore had improved during the week but was not in full possesion of his tackling powers. Both Teddie Davies and Tucker worked like Trojans, and skilfully repulsed the attacks of the Wood- men. Charlie," the popular captain, played in his usual masterly fashion, and Alf Edwards proved himself equal to every emergency with the exception of the goal which Kenrick was successful in netting a few minutes before the finish. The shot, which was a difficult one to negotiate, registered the first goal against the Reds in the league table. • Three cheers for Welshpool. To beat Newport on foreign soil is indeed a creditable performance, and I heartily congratulate them upon their first victory. If the result was somewhat surprising the Poolonians, nevertheless, thoroughly deserved their win. The defence of Heath and Hamer and the custodian, White, was remarkably good, and the half-back division also acquitted themselves very smartly. Salt and G. Morgan Owen were the pick of the forward rank. # # SHROPSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. Goals. P. W. L. D. For. Apt. Pt. Ironbridge 3 3 0 0 18 0 6 Newtown 2 2 0 0 11 1 4 Wem 4 2 2 0 5 11 4 St. George's. 3 1 1 1 11 6 3 Wrockwardine Wood. 2 1 1 1 5 10 3 Walsall Reserve. 2 1 1 0 3 10 2 Welshpool. 4 1 3 0 2 16 2 Newport 3 0 3 0 1 11 0 To come to the Combination, Everton visited Wrexham with an unbeaten record, but they found the Welshmen in a good humour, and with a little luck Everton would have gone back defeated. As it was, honours were divided, each team claiming a goal. Wrexham deserve .c". praise for their good show, and accoidmg to the play, they ought to have scored in the second half. The Druids and Oswestry met in the same tournament. The visitors had the best of the opening exchanges, and Gooderich scored for, them after four minutes' play. Soon afterwards, however, the Druids got the upper hand, and the equalising shot was obtained from a free kick near the Oswestry citadal. Two more points were secured, and the Druids subsequently won a hard fought game by three goals to one. Davids played a clinking game in goal for the losers, and their defence altogether was good. The Druids forwards played their usual dashing game, but Jimmy Vaughan, always a great favourite with the club's supporters, did not shoot with the accuracy expected of him. In the match between Chester and Chirk no goals had been scored at half-time, but the Chester team managed to get in front before the finish, and by their victory of one to none placed themselves in a respectable position in the table. When Forest meets County then comes the tug of war. Saturday week was the date for the first of the two annual struggles, and a rare crowd mustered at the famous old bridges. The meeting of the two local rivals is always regarded as a State display, and persons may be seen looking on who are never found at any other football gathering the season through. The Forest looked like repeating their success of last year, and thus being the first to lower the flag of the County, but in this they did not quite succeed, the finish finding each side the gainers by a point. As many as three penalty kicks were awarded, two of which yielded goals, but this does not mean that it was a rowdy game, things generally passing off quite peaceably. Like the Rovers at Sheffield, Sunderland were successful in winning a fixture that they lost last year, the scoring being exactly reversed. It was the occasion of the benefit of the famous goal- keeper, J. E. Doig, and whilst the gate" might easily have been bigger, It was of very substantial proportions. Williams was again in West Bromwich colours, but the front ranks was short of Bassett. It was only after the interval that the Wearsiders found scoring possibly, the visitors losing a capital contest by two goals to none. Sheffield United placed themselves at the head of the League table by drawing with Sheffield Wednesday, and they further strengthed their position at Bury. It was about time the Cham- pions won another match, and their record of seven draws in eight games will, we fancy, stand for a long time. Blackburn Rovers are entitled to all the sweet things that are being said of them, and Everton, though scarcely up to the required standard, cannot be grumbled at consid- ering that they occupy the third place. Aston Villa are creeping up into a position more in keeping with their reputation, and Notts County have still to meet with their first reverse. Preston North End, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Newcastle United are again brothers in mis- fortune, but North End are showing signs of improvement. The two clubs from whom so much was expected—Liverpool and Stoke-are among the middle weights, but they should rise ere long. V The following is the Leaeue table:— Goals. P. W. L. D. For. Afft. Pt. Sheffield United. 9 2 0 7 13 10 11 Blackburn Rovers. 7 4 1 2 12 5 10 Everton. 7 3 1 3 8 4 9 Aston Villa 6 3 1 2 14 9 8 Notts County 6 2 0 4 8 6 8 Sunderland. 6 3 1 2 9 7 8 Sheffield Wednesday. 8 3 3 2 9 12 8 Liverpool. 6 3 2 1 8 4 7 Stoke. 7 2 2 3 10 10 7 Burnley. 7 2 2 3 11 13 7 Notts Forest 7 1 2 4 8 8 6 W. Bromwich Albion. 6 2 2 2 9 10 6 Derby County. 7 1 2 4 9 10 6 Bury. 6 2 2 2 6 8 6 Bolton Wanderers. 6 1 2 3 6 9 5 Preston North Eni. 9 1 5 3 12 17 5 Wolverh'ton Wander's 7 1 4 2 7 10 4 Sewawtle United 7 0 4 3 7 14 3
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A man died at Market Harboro' from injuries sustained through being gored by a cow. The cow was chasing a dog which ran behind him, and he received the force of the charge in the stomach. The Committee of the National Memorial to Mr Gladstone announce that the total amount so far subscribed is X15,394, and that much more will be required to carry out the objects of the move- ment. Fire broke out on the New Zealand steamer Tekoa when 140 miles off the Cape. The officers and crew by heroic exertions brought the vessel to Capetown, where the flames have been got under. At Nottingham, a bank clerk was sentenced to three years' penal servitude for falsifying books and embezzlement, the defalcations being set down at £ 16,879. Prisoner was apprehended in Australia. The New Zealand Old Age Pensions Bill, entitling every person of the age of sixty-five and upwards under certain conditions to a pension of zC18 per annum, has been passed in the House of Representatives. Strike riots in America have culminated in a terrible outrage. A train conveying men to replace the strikers was fired upon, nine being killed and thirteen wounded, while ten miners lost their lives, sixteen being injured. A special train conveying a draft of the West Riding Regiment from Poona to Bangalore, came into collision with a goods train at Kazabgaon, on the Great Indian Peninsular Railway, 305 miles from Bombay. No Europeans were hurt. At Abington, nearly sixty horses belonging to show people attending the annual fair were turned into a meadow. The next day nearly for- ty showed symptoms of poisoning, and about twenty died. The matter is being investigated. At Wrexham, a man, formerly a Baptist minister, was committed to the assizes for trial charged with having embezzled various Consider- able sums of money collected by him on behalf of a firm of brewers, who employed him as traveller. The Marquis of Anglesey died suddenly at his Anglesey seat. He was born in 1835, and succeeded to the title and estates in 1880. The Marquis was very popular as a sportsman and landowner, being most liberal and considerate to his tenantry. At Jersey, a Frenchman was fined £ 100, with the alternative of six months' imprisonment, for having assisted in smuggling lOlbs. of tobacco into England, the contraband goods being con- cealed in barrels of apples consigned to Co vent- garden Market. The Right Hon. W. St. John' Brodrick, Under Secretary of State for War, has been appointed successor to Lord Curzon as Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs. Mr Georga Wyndham is men- tioned as likely to take up the position vacated at the War-office. Sir Edward Clarke, speaking at Plymouth on the Tsar's rescript, said if the proposed Congress was to be a success, things would have to remain as they are in such parts of the world as Alsace- Lorraine, Egypt, and Tunis. The Congress should meet as soon as possible. The sale of M. Zola's effects to pay the damages and costs of a recent lawsuit had an extraordinary result. The first object offered was a walnut table bought by M. Zola for 120 francs. For this the bidding proceeded until 32,000 francs had been called, and the sum required being thus obtained, the sale terminated amidst great cheering. A shocking tragedy has occurred at Mair Hay, near Longton, Staffordshire. An unfortunate woman, aged 26, was found dead with her head almost severed from her body. Later a potter named Smith, a married man, aged thirty, was found in his lodgings in a dying state with his throat cut. It is supposed that Smith murdered the woman. Early one morning Kensal-rise Station, on the North London Railway, was the scene of a desper- ate fight with a burglar. 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ODDS AND ENDS. Little Willie: 'Pa, why do they call them minor poets ? Pa: Because they ought to be working with pick and shovel instead of writing poetry, my son.' # Ruling Passion.—Sympathiser (to prostrate bicyclist) Any serious damage from the acci- dent ? Fallen bicyclist (feebly) 'I don't know yet. I have—have—haven't looked at my wheel.' (Faints away). Why do you and Harold prefer the dog-cart to a tandem wheel ?' they asked. Even though a man learns to ride with his arms free,' she replied, blushing, of what practical value is it when one is on a tandem wheel ?' # VALUABLE DISCOVERY FOR THB HAIR.—If your hair is turning grey or white or falling off use the MEXICAN HAIR RENEWER, for it will positively restore, in every case, grey or white hair to its original colour. It makes the hair charmingly beautiful, as well as promoting the growth. Price 3/6 per bottle. 14621 # # # He came to see him play.—At the cricket match between Gloucestershire and Warwickshire a fussy old gentleman on seeing Grace caught out, exclaimed I did not pay my money to see Grace caught out with only twenty-four runs. I came to see him play.' Little boy: 'I wish, mamma, you'd find out who it was hypnotised me, and punish 'em severely.' Mamma: 'Wh-at?' Little Boy: While you was out I was pulled right into the pantry and forced to eat a hull lot of those cookies you said I mustn't touch.' *#* In the early part of the Queen's reign a story was current that her Majesty once asked the Duke of Wellington what kind of boots he was in the habit of wearing. People call them Welling- tons, ma'am,' he answered. How absurd her Majesty exclaimed. Where, I should like to know, would they find a pair of Wellingtons ?' # # I CADBTTRY'S COCOA has a world-wide reputation as a delicious, strengthening beverage, and a valuable nutritive food. The 'Lancet' says it represents "the standard of highest purity." Always insist on having CADBURY'S—sold only in Packets and Tins-as other Cocoas are often sub- stituted for the sake of extra profit. # # Remember, boys,' said the teacher, that in the bright lexicon of youth there's no such word as fail.' After a few moments a boy raised his hand. 'Well, what is it, Socrates?' asked the teacher. I I was merely going to suggest,' replied the youngster, that if such is the case it would be advisable to write to the publishers of that lexicon, and call their attention to the omission.' # Mrs C. Doctor you were at the last illness of my eldest boy ?' Doctor: Yes.' Mrs C.: You also attended professionally my first husband, who died ?' Doctor: 'Yes.' Mrs C.: Well, my second husband is sick, and I would like you to see him through, too.' INVALID PORT.—The Medical Profession are unanimous in recommending the moderate use of an old matured Port Wine. W. & A. Gilbey have specially selected the finest Wine from Oporto for this purpose, and thus placed their 3.000 Agents in a position to supply their Invalid Port at 2s. 6d. per Bottle in every town. # # After a dinner of legal dignitaries, a barrister remarked to the judge: I have made a comfort- able fortune at the Bar, and now I think of retir- ing and devoting the remainder of my years to the study of those things that I have neglected. What would you advise me to begin on ?' Law,' promptly replied his lordship. Adolphus: Dearest one, my love is like the river it flows unceasingly.' Adeline: And how shallow.' n Oh! have you heard about Dolly ? She's married a black man.' You don't say so Yes, and the poor girl never knew it until I told her. She's colour blind.' V ''Ere, 'urry up, you chaps; the noo barmaid 'ere thinks bitter is four ale. Come on afore 'er guv'nor finds out.' # FLORILINE !-FOR THE TEETH AND BREATH.— Thoroughly cleanses the teeth from all parasites or impurities, hardens the gums, prevents tartar, stops decay, and gives to the teeth a peculiar pearly whiteness and a delightful fragrance to the breath. Price 2s. 6d. for the liquid, or Ii. per jar for the Floriline "Powder," of all Chemists and Perfumers. M620 Little Miss Muffet, She ate at a buffet, And waited for someone to pay' There came an outsider, Who sat down beside her, And walked with Miss Muffet away. Apropos of New Rector.—Miss Doncaster: 'I tell you we have found a wideawake preacher in our new rector.' Mr De Pew: I trust that he has found a wide- awake congregation in his new parish.' V Rev. Dr. Fourthly: How do you manage to get your salary paid up in full every year.' Rev. Dr. Fifthly: I give the people to under- stand that without it I shall be unable to take my usual vacation.' To MOTHERS.—Mrs Winslow's Soothing Syrup has been used over fifty years by millions of mothers for their children while teething, with perfect success. It will relieve the poor sufferer immediately. It is pleasant to taste; it produces natural quiet sleep, by relieving the child from pain, and the little cherub awakes "as bright as a button." Of all chemists, Is lid per bottle. # Sarcastic Inquirer: What good will it do you to take your bicycle with you to Cuba ?' Prospective Soldier: If I become homesick, sir, I can puncture one of my tyres and breathe my native air again.' # Walker 'You know the saying, let we make the songs of a nation, and I don't care who makes its laws ?' Fraser: Yes. What about it ?' Walker: It ought to read, let me make the laws of a nation, and I'll put in gaol half the folks who make its songs.' Mrs Fogg: For mercy's sake, Daniel, what are you doing down there on your knees, peering under that bureau ?' Fogg (who has lost his collar button, and is not in a sweet frame of mind): Looking for the Spanish fleet; what do you suppose I am looking for ?' v The Great Need of the Age. The great need of the age is some scientifically arranged preparation which will cope effectually with the prevalent diseases of this country, which will be certain to do good when fairly tried, which will be equally adapted to the needs of the mer- chant and the workman, the professional man and be who wins his bread by the sweat of his brow, the student, the clerk, the factory hand, the miner, and the labourer. It should be, too, such a preparation as contains no injurious ingredients, and which may be taken with impunity by the weakly child or the delicate lady, as well as by the stronger constituted man. Such a discovery would deserve,to be called the Perfection of Medicinal Preparation, and would be an Invaluable Boon to Suffering Humanity. Now this much-needed Boon has been found, tried and proved to be satisfactory. It is without doubt Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters, the Vegetable Tonic, which is strongly recommended as The Best Remedy for Indigestion, Weakness, Nervous- ness, Dyspepsia, and Liver Complaints. Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters is sold in Bottles at 2s 9d and 4s 6d each. Beware of Imitations. See the name Gwilym Evans" on Label, Stamp, and Bottle. Sold everywhere, but should any diffi- culty be experienced in procuring Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitter it will be forwarded carriage free, for the above prices, by the Proprietors: Quinine, Bitters Manufacturing Company, Limited, South Wales.
GOSSIP OF THE WEEK. COTTON BLOUSES CONDEMNED. Considerable commotion has been caused among the parents of children attending Datchelor Girls' School, Camberwell, by an edict which has just been issued by the head mistress to the effect that on and after Friday, October 14, no girl will be allowed to come to a school in a cotton blouse. This rule, she announced would be rigorously en- forced. There are wild rumours of strikes and mass meetings on Camberwell Green. LADIES AT KLONDIKE. An extract from a Klondike letter says :—" We have several ladies (?) here, and the walking costume is pants, skirt to the knees, and top boots. They look fine. I passed one on the trail with a coat, vest, trousers, and a wide-awake hat, and thought it was a man." EVERYBODY WARNED. An Arizona rancher has posted the following notice on a cottonwood tree near his place :—" My wife, Sarrah, has left my ranch when I didn't Doo a Thing Too her, and I want it distinkly understood that any Man as takes her in and Keers for her on my account will get himself Pumped so Full of led that some tenderfoot will locate him for a mineral claim. A word to the wise is sufficient and orter work on fools." WHY THE WIRE WAS INTERRUPTED. Frequent mysterious interruptions to the tele- graph communication between Denver and Kansas City have been traced to an extraordinary cause. Bertha Leonard is a little thirteen-year-old Pawnee girl, whose daily duty is to act as cow- herd. To better oversee stragglers she had driven spikes in a telegraph pole up which she would climb and seat herself on a board she laid across the telegraph wires. THE KHALIFA TAKES TO THE WOODS. The Khalifa was last heard of at Baba, three days west of Abba Island, concealed in the forest, together with Osman Digna and a small following. PURE WILTSHIRE. This is a little bit of pure Wiltshire dialect. A gentleman, walking through one of the villages, heard a woman's voice, and, turning to two little girls, said, Your mother's calling you." The answer was delicious Her baint calling we, us don't belong to she." A PLUCKY GIRL. Miss Louisa Potter, niece of Bishop Potter, has assisted in the gallant rescue of an old fisherman in a heavy sea off Newport (U.S.). She is an athletic girl, a good golf and tennis player and swimmer, but also devoted to dancing. LONG ENOUGH TO CONTAIN THE SEVEN AGES OF MAN. A photographic film nine miles and a half in length is somewhat of a novelty even in this age of big things. Three of these articles of the size stated are now in process of construction for use in a kinematograph. The cost of these films is about < £ 200 a mile. "WILLIAMISING" PALESTINE. In view of the Kaiser's forthcoming visit to Palestine, the hand of the restorer has been at work. From Mount Carmel to the Dead Sea it has left untouched nothing on which the Imperial eye may rest. Mountain and valley, seaboard and street, mosque and church, have undergone a process which the irreverent call Williamising." The house of Simon the tanner has been made to look like a wash-house. A HAIRLESS RAT. An extraordinary rat has been caught alive in the victualling yard of the Ordnance Store Deparment at Stonehouse Devonport. With the exception of its whiskers and one or two long woolly hairs on its body, the animal is perfectly hairless. Its skin is brownish in colour, and when the rat is at rest, appears all creased and wrinkled, but in active movement the folds dis- appear. A CLOCK THAT LIGHTS THE FIRE. An American paper says that one of the most ingenious as well as useful contrivances ever invented is a clock with attachments that not only wake a person at night, but also strike a light in the room and kindle a fire. The clock is the invention of Mr Thomas W. Hunt, of Macon, and it is said is certain to become a household necessity. If a person wants to get up at 3.30 o'clock in the morning, all that is necessary is to set the alarm on the clock for that hour and adjust the light and fire attachments. Promptly at 3.30 the alarm will awake the sleeper, light a candle that is attached, and kindle a fire in the grate. The clock works perfectly, and Mr Hunt has already sold the State right for their sale in a number of States. A HIGH-TONED BURGLAR. The New York police have exposed a remark- able criminal by capturing William Travis, described as the "Prince of Burglars." Travis had resided in the fashionable part of Brooklyn for the past ten years, posing as a prosperous commercial traveller. He belonged to a good club, attended church, was cultured and refined, and had a large circle of friends. Investigation shows (says a Daly Mail' telegram) that he was by profession a burglar, and conducted his operations solely in suburban towns, chiefly taking gold, silver, and diamonds. He made a large income, and employed numerous accessories, including a laboratory, in which he melted and assayed precious metals. His rule was to be high-toned and never to associate with coarse workers. His wife and other relations never suspected his real occupation. The police say he is a marvellous man. THAT UNLUCKY NUMBER. From the World':—I heard a very amusing story the other day, which I tell you for what it is worth. The wife of a well-known peer is expecting an interesting domestic event, and they have a very fine new house in one of the most fashionable parts of London; but because the number of the house is (the so-called unlucky) thirteen, the anxious husband has actually taken a house in the same locality with a different number so as to avoid any contretemps. Now, would you have imagined in this nineteenth century that such belief in ill luck could exist ? PRINCE ARTHUR. The Duke of Connaught's son, Prince Arthur, is going up for his examination for Sandhurst soon; he is a very handsome lad, and such a good fellow, and so popular at Eton. He is goinit into the Cavalry, as, owing to an accident to his leg when a child, he cannot go into the Infantry, but he is a very good rider. INTOXICATING MILK. An American analyst says he found positive evidence of alcohol, to the extent of 0'96 per cent., in the milk from a large dairy attached to an important distillery, where the cows were fed on distillery slops. This milk was stronger in alcohol than most beers. ABDUL BEGGARS HIMSELF TO RECEIVE WILLIAM. The preparations for the reception of the German Emperor and Empress are being fever- ishly pushed forward, and the cost of their Majesties' visit, which was originally estimated at from RT200,000 to XT300,000 (Y.T equals a fraction over 18s) will in all probability amount to between five and six hundred thousand pounds Turkish. To obtain the requisite funds (a Con- stantinople telegram says) recourse is had to all sorts of means. AN .280,000 PRESENT FOR THE EMPRESS. Among the presents which the Sultan destines for his Imperial guests is a diadem for the Empress which will cost no less than £ 80,000 sterling. TIMES CHANGE. The annual procession to Glasnevin Cemetery and demonstration at the grave of Mr Parnell took place in Dublin. The procession, though large, was smaller than that of last year. The proceedings were quiet and orderly. Thev had, in fact, no "spirit" in them. The times have changed. TWENTY-FOUR BROKEN LEGS. The death is announced of Thomas Rushton, 58 years of age, a clogger, employed by the Walkden Co-operative Society. His career has been remark- able, he having had his legs broken no fewer than 24 times during the last 52 years. FINED FOR WEARING AN IMPROPER FUNERAL GARMENT. A Saxon police court has fined ten Social Demo- crats for attending the funeral of a member of their party in white trousers, red gloves, and green hats. White red, and green are the Italian colours, and it is supposed that the men wished to symbolise their sympathy with Luccesi.
I TRADE NOTICES. COLEMAN'S Is a delicious beverage and tonic made from Port Wine, Leibis'* Extract of Meat, and lixtract of Malt. WTNf A is a^ame Registered to pre- YYinV^iiI\ruO vent fraudulent imitations. OVER FIVE THOUSAND Unsolicited Testimonials have been received i'rom Medical Men. The following Important Testimonial has been recei red Jrom Dr. Fletcher. Applecross, Eosshire, X.B., July 2nd, 1897. Dear Sirs,-Please forward quait,w of a dozen Wincarnis immediately as my patient's supply is about done. I trust there will be n.) delay, as be takes no other nourishment, and has been sustained and gained strength by "Wincarnis" for twelve weeks. Yours faithfully, DUNCAN FLETCHER, L.R.C.P. WINCARNIS ^.s^dbyaUDruggists Vv me Merchants & Patent Medicine Yendors. Ask for Coleman's "Wincarnis" and see that the word "Wincarnis" is on the shoulder of the bottle. Sold in Bottles, 2s. 9d. and 4s. 6d. everywhere. Sole Proprietors and Manufacturers of the above, COLEMAN & Co., Ltd., Norwich and London. Sample Bottle sent free by Post on receipt of full Postal Address. Sold by LEWIS BROS., Grocers, 47, Broad-street, Newtown. UGH A V I E S S JO UGH MIXTURE; THE GREAT WELSH COUGH MIXTURE REMEDY, COUGH MIXTURE! In 131d. and 2s. 9d. Bottles. COUGH MIXTURE! Sold Everywhere. COUGH MIXTURE! ——— COUGH MIXTURE No more Sleepless Nights. COUGH MIXTURE No more Distressing Coughs. COUGH MIXTURE No more Difficulty of Breathing COUGH MIXTURE 8 COUGH MIXTURE DAVIES* COUGH MIXTURE COUGH MIXT URE; Gives Immediate Relief. COUGH MIXTURE Cures Coughs and Colds, OOUGH WIIXTURE; Cures Bronchitis, COUGH MIXTURE Cures Whooping Cough, COUGH MIXTURE Cures Asthma. CCUGH MIXTURE Cures Influenza. COUGH MIXTURE ——— COUGH MIXTURE Mr H. A. EVANS, Post COUGH MIXTURE Office, Trelech, says Many COUGH MIXTURE in this part say that they have COUGH MIXTURE never used anything equal to COUGH MIXTURE Davies's Cough Mixture for COUGH MIXTURE Congh and Bronchitis." COUGH MIXTURE Rev. E. W. Davies, Pentre, COUGH MIXTURE says he has derived benefit as COUGH MIXTURE a public speaker, and that it is COUGH MIXTURE the popular cure for Influenza. COUGH MIXTURE D. Jenkins, Esq., Mus. Bac., COUGH MIXTURE recommends it to Singers. COUGH MIXTURE Dr. Rairs. M. D., Manthester, COUGH MIXTURE says:—"Extremely serviceable, COUGH MIXTURE giving great relief and comfort." COUGH MIXTURE Sweet as Honey. COUGH MIXTURE Warms the Chest. COUGH MIXTURE Soothes the Throat. COUGH MIXTURE Relieves the Phlegm. COUGH MIXTURE Clears the Voice. COUGH MIXTURE One dose will relieve. COUGH MIXTURE One bottle will cure. COUGH MIXTURE See that the Trade Mark COUGH MIXTURE is on the wrapper.-Peswch. PROPRIETOR— UGH 11) A V I E S CHEMIST, MACHYNLLETH. 08 Prepared under MEDICAL INSTRUCTION fxom PUREST COOOA, KOLA, MALT, and the FERRUGINOUS or IRON-BEARING ELEMENTS OF FOOD. A COCOA CONTAINING IRON ENRICHES THE BLOOD. The Only Cocoa containing Iron. FERRU-OOCOA enriches the Blood. FERRU-COCOA repairs Waste. FERRU-COCOA removes Amentia. FERRU-OOCOA augments the Appetite. FERRU-OOCOA assists Digestion. And its use will greatly LESSEN any TENDENCY to CONSUMPTION and other LUNG COMPLAINTS. OPINIONS of the MEDICAL TRESS. The Lancet says Normally Cocoa contains NO IRON, and its addition in an organic form in the preparation before us (FBRR U- ooCOA) is a step of some importance." The Medical Press says The addition of IrOM (in FERR U- COCOA) in a digestible condition is in our opinion a feature deserving of notice, seeing that IRON IS A NECESSAR T CONSTITUENT of the BLOOD and as NA TURAL COCOA is DE- FICIENT in this element, the idea of enriching it is a distinctly novel one." In 6d., 9d., & 1/6 Tins, of all Chemists & Grocers. FREE SAMPLES SENT TO Medical Men, Trained Nurses, Clergymen, and Ministers. Literature containing Repol-ts from the highest Mtdicat and Analytical Experts, posted free, on application to FERRU-COCOA M'FG CO., LTD., 329, GOSWELL ROAD, LONDON, E.C. IN AMERICAN ORGANS & HARMONIUMS we have the best American and English Makers represented in Instruments, at the following prices-4 Guineas, 5 Guineas, 7 Guineas, 9 Guineas, 10 Guineas, 12 Guineas, 15 Guineas, 16 Guineas, 18 Guineas, 20 Guineas, 24 Guineas, 27Gui neas. -48., Broad-street, Newtown. BORWlCKF at that BAKINGS -4w can POWDERS PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS Of the following classes, Apartments Wanted | Houses Wanted Apartments to Let I Houses to Let Situations Vacant I Lost or Found Situations Wanted Miscellaneous Wants Are inserted at the following charges INSERTIONS. One Three Six Nine. No. of Words. s. d. s. d. a. a. s d. 20 10 2 0 36 28 16 30 46 60 36 2 0 40 60 7C 44 26 50 70 i* 52 9$60 aID 9 4