TO-DAY'S SHORT STORY.J I Teaching Him a Lesson "Thank Heavin for that!" r I bad just taken my seat in a "third smoker," and was opening my evening paper, when the above exclamation caused me to look up in surprise. The speaker— who when I got in had been hidden behind I a stained and crumpled newspaper—was a sallow-faced young man of the "out-at- elbows" description, and he spoke in a tone of such fervency that I concluded he must have some pressing appointment, and was impatient at the train's stoppage. I was about to ask him if this was so when he anticipated hie. "Pardon my habitation, sir," he said, wip- j ing his brow with a coloured handkerchief, "but if you only knew what I've endured this last "arf-hour." j Then I smiled, for I remembered that a plump, good-looking young woman with three small children, each armed with a monster stick of gaudily striped "toffee," had got out of the carriage at the last station; indeed, I had given the young woman a lift with the children, with the result that there were five distinct impres- sions of sticky fingers on my coat-sleeve. "You don't care for children?" I said. "It wasn't the childer, bless you," my com- panion returned. "It was their mother. I nearly 'ad a fit di'rectly I saw 'er makin' j for the door, an' I'd only time to 'ide j behind the noospaper, when hin she gets with the kids." I The young man paused here and drew out B. short day pipe. "I used to know 'er, you see, sir," he resumed, helping himself to my tobacco. "In fact, we were sweethearts. Lemme see, it'll be eight 'ear ago now. I'd a good job 1 at the time as assistant to a pawnbroker, an' I should ha' been there yet, an' master of the shop-for old Flint's dead-if it 'adn't been for 'er," and he frowned gloomily. She-slie treated you badly?" I observed. I I don't suppose you'd say that. What she did, she did simply out of revenge. Ah, she 'ad me proper. You see, I was always what you might call a practical chap. I looked after number one, an' on one thing I'd made up my mind—I meant to marry well. I'd a good job with the prospect of a rise. I was a s,martish young II feller. I could out most of 'em out with the i gals, an' I sw no reason why I shouldn't marry someone with a bit of property, or even with money in the' funds. That was what I meant to do. What I did do was to get reg'lar gone on 'er d'reotly I set eyes on 'er, which was one Bank 'Oliday at Blackpool. It was at the Tower I dropped across 'er. i. She was standin' in the ball-room—splendid [ place that, ain't it?—watchin' the dancers. | She took my fancy at once, for she was one i of the plumpish sort, with rosy cheeks and i bright eyes an' such a fringe, right into 'er eyes, an' she was dressed all in white, with a row of pearls round 'er neck, a big 'at trimmed with red roses, an' yellow sand shoes. I waa no end of a toff myself, for I'd just bought myself a reg'lar flash get-up —white trousers an' a stripped jacket, crim- 1 son and black, an' a new straw 'at. Well I edged near 'er, an' after a bit I i caught 'er eye. Then I smiled, an'—well, she smiled back. You know the way. Then I went up and raised my 'at, an' asked 'er if she'd 'ave a turn, an' she said she 'didn't mind,' an' in another minute we was a a trippin' on the light fantastic. After it was over I took 'er to 'ave a email lemon. Then we'd another dance, I an' after that we went an' sat down to cool. I asked 'er 'er name, but she only i laughed an' said she 'ain't got one. But I know yours,' she ses. I Bet yer don't,' ses I. 'What is it?' begins with a J- your Christian she ses.. Your other begins with a » S.' j • Well, I stared then, for she was right, my name being Joseph Scarratt. 'Ow did you know it?' I ses. "Ow? Well, do you know Miss Hopkins?' I k 'Very well,' I ses. 'She comes from where 4 S I do.' Yes, she ses, 'an' so do I.' t G-o on,' ees I; you're a kiddin' me.' 0, well, you needn't believe me unless you like,' she ses. Well, in a, bit I found out that it was the truth. She worked at Ribbon an' Chiffon's, an' the reason I 'adn't seen 'cr before wa3 that she lived a bit out of the town, an' went by train night an' mornin'. "Well, I met 'er again the next mornin', an' I spent the rest of the week with 'er, for I was 'avin' my 'oildaya at the time. I spent a lot of money on 'er too, one way an' another I bought 'er hice creams an' ohoc'lates, an' I paid for 'er 'avin' 'er fortune told by the gipsies. They said she'd marry a good-look- in' young man with hauburn 'air, an' she said afterwards it was very funny they should say haaiburn 'air, for my 'air's that j colour, as I daresay you'll 'ave noticed." Air. Soarratt paused a moment here to [ relight his pipe, and I mad-e a reply that was I polite rather then truthful. I think even the longest-'eaded folk lose ] their 'eads at the seaside," he went on. "I know I lost mine, for that same afternoon there was a chap on the sands takin' forty- graphs. 'E wanted to take us together, said we'd make the prettiest pictur' 'e'd ever took. She seemed inclined for it, an' so we went in an' were took 'er a sitting down, me a stand- in' up. A bob it cost me. I thought it was cheap at the time, but—well, it was the mad- 1 fc. dest thing I ever did. Of oourse, before the ,i week was crat I'd reg'larly proposed to 'er, an' that although I knew 'er father was only a joiner, an' 'er mother took in sewin'. "Perhaps you'd think as when I got back, to the shop an' began work again I should come to my senses and back cut, but not a bit of it. I was arf orf my dot about 'er, an I used fairly to look forward to Sundays, when I took 'er walks. Very soon I started goin' to the 'ouse to tea. Although they was what you would call in 'umble circumstances, they wa3 very respectable, an' they'd a nice LE, r front parler where me an' Polly used to sit ?; on the sofa. iP "Well, things went on pretty amoothly-lihe! s for some time, an' then, one fine mornin,' ? old Flint surprised me by tellin' me 'e'd ? niece a-oomin' to keep 'oru;e for 'im, 'is old missis gettin' too old to do much, an' as she'd 'ad a fancy education 'e said she'd be able to give us a 'and with the books. "Well, it was a bit of a novelty this, to f 'ave a lady clerk, but when I told Polly she didn't arf seem to like it. t She'll be wantin' to flirt with you arf 'cr time, I know,' she ses. She'll 'ave to want then,' ses I, an' then, of course, she made me promise not to carry on with 'etr. Girls is awful jealous one of another. As for me, I never thought of nothin' of the sort, for the fact was I'd got it into my 'ead she wouldn't be up to much, for old Flint an' 'is IILÏBsis were not what you t could call good lookin'. '"Owever, as things turned out, I was f mistook for once, for though she wasn't any- t ways equal to Polly, yet I've seen far wor-e- lookin' gads. She was big an' tall, with black eyes-fine eyes they were; an' from the very first she seemed to make 'erself haff- able. Of course I always did the polite to a lady, but I wasn't more than polite, though I could see she was ready enough to take on; an', what is more, it soon struck me tha.t the old Flint 'ad no objection to it, either, for' whenever 'e found us chattin' he said nothin'. "I soon found I was right about this, for one day 'e actually asked me if I'd come to tea the followin' Sunday..As luck would 'ave it, Polly couldn't see me that day, as 'er mother an' 'er were gcin' to see a haunt who was ill, an' so I said I'd be very pleased. Of course, I didn't tell Polly. "It was a lot better evenin' than I expected, We'd a rare spread, chicken an' 'am, an' all sorts of cakes an' jams, an' Loo was reg'l,arly toffed up an' looked better than I thought it possible. After tea she played for us, an' she could play, all the latest oomic songs, an' I gave 'em 'When my 'air began to curL' It fairly knocked 'em, the old chap espe- oially. You must come an' sing for us again, Joe,' 'e ses, when I was goin'. 'Me an' the missis is very fond cf a bit of real good singin', an' Loo will always play your aooom. paniments.' "A day or two after that the old man draws me aside very confidential like. 'Joe,' ses 'e, 'that niece of mine is a niie player of the pianny, ain't she?' 'Very fine,' ses 1. 'An' she's a nice girl, too,' ses 'he, next. 'Very nice,' ses I. 'An' 'e'll be a lucky man what gets 'er,' ses 'e. "To this I said nothin', but my 'eart jumped, for it occurred to me what 'e was a drivin' at. A day or two after 'e oomes to me again. 'Joe,' 'e ses, after a bit there's some- thin' I want to say to you this afternoon, an' as I'm a plain man I'll say it in plain words. It's this—me an' the missis 'ave took a fancy to you, an' we want you to marry Loo. She's well worth marryin', for when we're gone she'll 'ave all there is. Now, if you'll say yes I'm ready to make the busi- ness over to you, for I'm thinkin' of takin' things a bit easier, an' you can be married d'rectly.. Come, what do you say?' "Well, I could only stammer an' 'um an' a.w. 'Ah, I see I've took you by surprise,' 'e ses, 'so I'll give you a bit to think it over. Let me know by to-morrow mornin'> I didn't sleep much that night, I'll tell you. A poor beggar at twenty-five bob a week doesn't get such a hotfer every day. an' I shouldn't 'ave hesitated a second if it 'adn't been for Polly. The business was a good one, an' when the old folks pegged out I should drop in for a big lump I knew, for the old chap 'ad money hinvested in more than one concern. I was in two minds, as you might say. I liked Polly the best; but then, when you can get a wife with a bit of tin! Well, I'd always plenty of common sense, an' the next day I told the old man I was willin' And then, bless me, if 'e didn't take me by the arm an' drag me to the parler! Wo',s 'ere by 'erself,' 'e ses. 'Go in an' settle it at once,' and there was nothin' for it but to do as 'e said, an' when I came out of that parler I was engaged to two girls. "Pretty pickle, wasn't it? An' I made up my mind I'd be out of it as soon as I could, for if old Flint got to know Ifrnew e'd cut up rough. Well, I soon found this wasn't so easy. In the first place, Loo was one of the jealous sort, an' grew suspicious if I couldn't spend every evenin' with 'er—which was impos- sible when there was Polly to see. It was a queer game I carried on for a oit. 1 used to send Polly notes, sayin' I was workin' late, an' on Sundays I said I'd to see a huncle who was very bad. "This acted all right for a while, but, of course, there soon came a time when Polly got suspicious, an' one day I gets a note from. 'er askin' me to come up on Sunday night. She said she'd somethin' very partic- ular to say to me, an' that if I didn't come she should come for me. Well, I told Loo the story about the uncle who was bad this time, an* I wrote to Polly tellin' 'er I'd be sure to turn up, an' I decided I'd settle the affair one way or another, for I was on quicksilver, as you might say. Polly opened the door an' led the way into the parler. I couldn't 'elp wishin' that she 'ad the tin instead of Loo, for when it came to looks Loo wasn't in it. On this par- ticular night she looked better than ever, an' I couldn't 'elp 'kissin' 'ex, though I'd meant not to. 'Owever, she soon stopped me at that. 'Ere, don't be a kissin' me,' she ses. 'I want an explanation, I do. What about this Miss Flint your a mashin'?" 'Who told you I was mashin' 'er?' I ses. come, Joe, that won't do,' she ses. 'I know all about it. You can't deceive me. I suppose it's 'er money you're after?' Poll,' I ses, 'I'll be plain with you. It'is 'er money. You see, I've been thinkin' matters over a bit lately, an' I've come to the conclusion that I'm a doin' wrong in askin' you to wait for me, seein' that I 'aven't no reasonable prospects of gettin' married, an' you can do so much better for yourself. I 'ope you'll see this in a paraper light, an' let us part friends.' I'd found it jolly hard work to say this, I'll tell you, for I was afraid there'd be a scene, but to my surprise she took it better than I thought. 'I don't want to spoil your chances in life, Joe,' she ses, 'only tell me one thing: you don't care for 'er as you do for me, do yo -a ?' 'Care for 'er as I do for you!' I ses. 'You wouldn't ask that if you could see 'er. 'Er 'air's the colour of carrots, an' she's as freckled as a butterwoman. I "As I spoke there was a curious noise in the comer behind a screen. 'It's only the cat,' Poll ses* 'She's after a mouse. See, 'ere's all you letters an' presents; you'd better take 'em with you,' an' she 'anded me a. little parcel ready done up. 'You seem to 'ave known "what I was comin' about,' I ses. 'I 'ad an idea,' ses she, 'an' there's nothin' like bein' in time. I think you 11 find 'em all right. An now I won't keep you any longer.' "Well, to say that 'er ooolness staggered me is to put it mildly, but I did my best to carry it off in the same fashion. 'You're a sensible lass, Poll,' I ses, 'an' I'm glad to see you look at this matter in a proper light.' 'It's no use eryin' over spilt milk,' she ees. "Ave you got y<)-ur $;at P I'll let you out,' an' she led the way an' opened the door, just for all the world as if she'd been lettin' out some ordinary visitor instead oif the man she loved an' might never see again. As I shook 'anas I was about to ki&s 'er, but she wasn't 'avin' any. "'I can 'ear the cat,' she ses; I believe she's caught that mouse, an' she slams the door to, an' I walked off, feeling a trifle muzzled, as, you may say, for I never imagined Polly 'u'd give me up so coolly. 'Owever, it was some satisfaction to know I'd settled it. After all, a girl with prospects like Loa's was better than a joiner's daughter any day. When I reached the shop next mornin' the old man asked me if I'd step into the parler a minit or two. I fol- i lowed 'im, wonderin' what was wrong, an' I wondered more when I found Loo there with a lock on 'er face that made me stare. 'What's to do?' I ses. Well, then she began, an' what she said fair took my tflfeath away. She knew all about Polly. In fact, she'd been present at our interview the previous evenin'. When she said that, I stared at 'er like one moon- struck. was there?' I Goes. 'Yes,' ses she; 'I was the cat. I 'eard everythin', an' thank goodness I did!' I didn't say nothin'. It seemed as if there wasn't nothin' I could say. I just stood an' listened like one dazed, while they both told me what they thought of me. Of course, I 'ad to clear out at once, an' clear cut I did that very day. Xext mornin' I 'ad a letter from Polly. She said I'd be glad to 'ear that the cat 'ad caught the mouse. She told me other things, too: 'ow she'd gone to Lao an' asked 'er to come an' see 'er, telling 'er she'd open 'er eyes as to my real charac- ter. She also said 'er aunt was dead an' 'ad left 'er five undred pound, an' that she thought she'd so'on be able to buy a sweet- heart with it. An' so she did, for six months later she married a well-to-do grocer. You won't wonder at my habitation now, I daresay. The sight of 'er brought it all back, as if it 'ad been yesterday." The train was stopping now, and I got out, leaving Mr. Scarratt to reflect upon tne bitter past.
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Passing Pleasantries. "Did I understand you to say that you didn't have any company in the kitchen while I wa.s out, Katie?" "Yis, mum: that's what I said." "But I gtnpIL the tobacco from a pipe all through the house." "Yes, main; the policeman was in for half an hour, ruum, but we were in the parlour." That novel of young Kendal's is no earthly good." "Why do you say that?" "I took it out on the porch yesterday and somebody stole it." I don't see how that proves its worthless- ness." "Don't you? Well, the thief brought it back." SETTLED AT ONOE. A young man in a train was making fun of a, lady's hat to an elderly gentleman who was seated beside him. Yes," said the gentleman, that is my wife, and I told her if she wore that bonnet some fool would be sure to make fun out of it." DISCOVERED. A teacher wa-s endeavouring to explain to his class how air is .compressed, and for example brought his bicycle into the room. "Now," he remarked, "under the outer cohering of that back wheel there is a hidden force. What is it?" Injyrubber," said one smart youth. "No, try again." The boy tried again, as did nearly every member of the class, but with- out .success. At length one cf the youngsters, who had been making a close inspection of the machine, turn-ed on the teacher with a beaming face. I know," he exclaimed. It's wind-just wind." The teacher commended the youngster, and asked how he had discovered the "hidden force." Why," was the astounding reply, "I just stuck my knife in it and it all came out:" THE i'ARSOX'S SAUCE. A Yorkshire parson, who suffered from an ailment for which bis doctor recommended "hot" foodstuffs, always carried a. specially- prepa,red and fiery bottle of sauce with him when away from home. ( On one occasion, while dind,n,g at a hotel in S-earborou,-h, he was joined at the table by a colonel who was noted for his brusque manner. After a while the latter said: "I notice you keep the sauce at that side of the table; if you don't mind passing it along I shall be pleased to have a little myself." Certainly, my dear sir, with all the pleasure in the world," replied the parson, handing over the bottle, "it is a brand of my own which I always carry with me." With the first mouthful the colonel sprang to his feet, and, after .choking and splutter- ing for a time, was able to blurt out: Well, I've heard of parsons preaching about hell and describing it, but I'll be hanged if I've ever heard of one carrying samples a-bout with him."
MENDELSSOHN'S MUSIC .1 Saturday's popular concert at Cardiff took the form of a Mendelssohn celebration, no less than eight of the items rendered '111g compositions of the famous master. Chief interest, perhaps, centred in the singing of the tenor, Mr. Cynlais Gibbs, who selected the air from "Elijah," "If with all your hearts." He was enthusiastically received, and though encores were not to be permitted, the audience was gratified after the duet "Home to Our Mountains" (Verdi's "II Trova- tore"), in which he was joined by Miss Kate Rooney. An undeniable encore was idso demanded of the soprano, Miss Gertrude Reynolds, for her rendering of Purple Heather," in response to which she ^ave "Coming Through the Eye." Mr. John Wal- ters, the possessor of a heavy bass voice, was heard to advantage in "It is enough" (Elijah). The violinist was Mr. William Hen- ley, who delighted the audience, and as re-called for a composition of his own, "Hun- garian variations." It is noteworthy that he played a Strad instrument valued at &M guineas. Mr. Wyman, the accompanist, gave three organ recitals, each the work of Men- delssohn.
MORALS OF PONTYPOOL Preaching at St. David's Forward Move- ment-hall, Pontypool, on Sunday on the subject of "How to Make Pontypool Clean," the Rev. Watkin Williams said that when certain people were told of the miserable conditions in which some of their fellows lived they gathered their silks around them and said, in haughty tones, "If you put a certain class of people into a mansion they will make a pig-stye of it." Those who took on the name of Christian fattened them- selves on the revenue received from squalid quarters and wretched dwellings. He had been asked if he had considered the cost of certain plans that he and others had advo- cated, but his reply was that he made no monetary calculation when human lives and immortal souls were in the question. They in the churches spoke of what they knew and testified to what they had seen. They had no word to say against the people who were living i'?7 the dark spots of Ponty- pool, and the wonder to him was that they were as good as they were in those surround- ings. The people who possessed such pro- perty had no right to the name of Christian unless they were prepared to alter them. With all due respect to the chairman of the Pontypool Bench, he would advise him to go out by night and see those places, and he would then make a different speech to that which he had made recently. Depravity which words could not describe existed in the town, and it could not be stamped out by the magistrates, who only acted as scavengers in clearing away the rubbish, and the police acted in a similar capacity. To do their duty in the town the police force ought to be trebled.
WELSH INDUSTRIES A movement is on foot to form a Welsh Toetion of the International Exposition pro- posed for the White City, London, this year. T. Hurry Riches, who was chairman of he machinery section of the Franco-British Exhibition, has been asked to take the matter hi hand, and the Lord Mayor of Cardiff Alderman Lewis Morgan) is calling a meet- of those best able to further the move-
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MITCHELDEAN COLLISION A Mitcheldean (Forest of Dean) grocer and farmer, named Rudge, was awarded damages at Gloucester Assizes on Saturday to the extent of 1559 against a Manchester chemical manufacturer named Thomas Ross Pattin- son. Defendant's car, while travelling through the Forest of Dean, ran into plain- tiff's governess car, and, besides damaging the vehicle seriously injured Mx. Rudge, who at dent it crinulad.
For Women Folk. 1 HONIELY HINTS AND DAINTY DISHES Rea t some rye flour as hot as you can bear your hand on it; lay this on the fur, let it sta4d for a quarter of an hour, then shake or brush out. The fur will be thorough cleaned after this process. Baked Marrow Bones Saw them to the length of a deep piedish, wash and wipe them dry, place them into it, and cover with a good batter. B-ake for an hour, and serve them in the batter. Farmhouse Savory Cakes ix lb. of lard or beaf dripping into half a quartern of hour. Chop fine four good-sized English onions, a handful of sage, a tea spoonful of thyme, and three too..spoonfuls of baking-powder. Work these, well peppered and salted, into the flour. Stir up with skim milk, cut off into small round cakes, and bake in a quick oven from 30 to 40 minutes. Serve hot on the farmhouse tea-table. To Clean Lacquered Brass Lay the brass in hot soda water, and brush it well over with crystal soap. Lift it up and Jay it as it is in a pan and pour clear boiling water on it. Let it remain for a few minutes, and then pour cold water on it. Dry carefully, then polish well with powder. When the article is small enough to enable one to boil in a saucepan of soda water, it will be found to clean quickly and thoroughly. Mackerel Stewed With Wine VVorK smoothly together a teaspoonful of flour, with 2oz. butter. Put them into a stewpan and shake them round over the fire until butter is dissolved. Add a quarter tea- spoonful mace, half teaspoonful salt, and some cayenne. Pour in slowly three glasses claret, and when the sauce boils lay in two mackerel well cleaned and wiped dry. Stew them gently from 15 to 20 minutes, and turn them. When half don.e lift them out and dish them. Stir a teaspoonful of made mus- tard to the sauce, give it a boil, and pour it over the fish. Olive Oil Value A teaspoonful of pure olive oil taken three times daily before meals is the dose adopted by many women in their struggle for youth and beauty. This in connection with a daily I all-over body massage. Besides keeping the flesh soft and satiny, it arouses a torpid liver, which naturally produces a noticeable improvement in the complexion. The woman who is zealously following the olive oil cure need have no fear of rheumatism. In extreme cases of neuralgia and neuritis it has a wonderfully quieting effect, and more and more are women pirnning their faith op olive oil as a panacea for all ills. ——————- ———
LABOUR AND LEGISLATION I ) The South Wales Colliery Officials' Associa- tion celebrated ts twenty-second anniver- sary by a banquet at the New Inn Hotel Pontypridd, on Saturday, when there were present leading colliery officials and others interested in the mining industry from all parts of the Welsh coalfield. Mr. E. S. Wil- liams (of Messrs. Insole's, Limited) occupied the chair. Responding for "The Trade of the Dis- trict," Mr. W. J. Heppel said that on the present occasion they were confronted with greater difficulties than he had ever known since his connection with the coal trade. The price of coal was falling rapidly, but the owners of collieries had only been ahle to ask for a reduction of 5 per cent, in wages up to next June. There was also the Eight Hours Act coming into force on July 1, and though the North of England people had been given twelve months to make the neces- sary arrangements to comply with the regu- lations of the Act, they in South Wales were only given six months to prepare, and he questioned whether the difficulties incident to the operation of this Act were greater in the North of England than in South Wales. They were thus face to face with very great difficulties indeed. Then there was the ter- mination of the present agreement with the workmen at the end of the year, and the present prospects, therefore, were not at all bright. He, however, had great hopes for what he felt to rbe the spirit of concilia- tion on all sides. (Hear, hear.) He believed that the bulk of the men's leaders were anxious that things should run smoothly, and he was sure that the colliery owners were anxious that it should be so. AN INDUCEMENT TO YOUNG MEMBERS. I The Chairman in responding remarked that, undoubtedly, their difficulties as offi- cials in the future would be greater than any they had experienced in the past. There were problems facing them which intensi- fied those difficulties. The cost of produc- tion consequent upon the most easily worked and most remunerative coal seams being exhausted would be enhanced, whilst labour problems were becoming more aoute and legislation was becoming a greater burden upon the industry, so that a colliery official had to be a sort of .solicitor before he could know what was expected of him. In concluding, the chairman madethe interest- ing announcement that the association had now decided upon a new procedure with the view to enhancing its utility, and they were offering a gold medal and £5 prize for the best-written paper upon any germane subject by any of the members not above the rank of fireman or overman. It was hoped this would be an inducement to some of their young men to come forward and give the association the benefit of their experience, with the result that they might be helped to attain, suoh positions as, no doubt, a good many of them now deserved. (Cheers.)
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THRILLING FINAL RALLY I Great Try at the Finish i I [By "FORWARD."] I W ALES P' I WALES. l 0 5 SCOTLAND 0 1 3 Wales is slowly, but surely, recovering lost ground in international Rugby and after Saturday's notable victory at Inverleith is only two games in arrear to Scotland in the series of twenty-five games played since the representatives of the two countries first met in 1883 at Edinburgh. To beat the Scots on their own ground is rightly regarded as the greatest achievement possible in the interna- tional arena, and how difficult it is to attain that end is illustrated by the fact that in the last 26 years Wales ha.s only thrioe returned victorious from the "land o' cakes." The first of the three victories waa won on the old Ilaeburn-road ground sixteen years ago, when eight of Tom Graham's Newport invincibles played in the Welsh team, but it was not until as recency as four years ago that the initial success was gained on th?o? Scottish Union's ground at Inverleith, the proud and happy leader of the Cymric host that day being Willie Llewellyn, who scored all the points for Wales. As an instance of the influence of environment and the native atmosphere upon the temperament of the Layers, we find, on the other hand, that the Scotsmen have not won a single match in Wales for the past seventeen yeara. These are facte of considerable significance to those who take a studious interest in foot- ball lore, and they show clearly, without need of elaboration, how Wales has been steadily forging to the front. She is already one game in advance of England, while poor Ireland has been left far in the rear, and Wales, out of the total of 74 matches played with the other three countries, has won ,8 and drawn four. Remembering the sad experiences of the early days of inter- national football, Wales' record, as it stands, is a remarkable one, and, taking only the last decade, is unparalleled. From time to time and under varying con- ditions Wales has been severely tested in Scotland. but never was there a game played under greater or more perplexing difficulties than that of Saturday at Inverleith. In the first place the refereeing was extra- ordinary, the eccentricities of Mr. Jeffares, who was in charge of affairs, being simply bewildering and past finding out. In the coilrse of the gamo he gave seventeen penalty kicks against Wales and five against Scot- land, and from one of the former number the Scotsmen all but won the match in the last couple of minutes. The ball was sail- ing straight for the gap between the two uprights on the Welsh goal line, when a little gust of wind carried it out of its course, and as it passed outside the post Scotland's last hope flickered, faded, and went out. I would not take upon myself the impeachment of Mr. Jeffares for being consciously unjust to Wales, but I am fairly entitled to say that he was eccentric, and that some of his ¡ rulings were not according to the law. to say nothing of the prophets. I Let me give an example. On one occa- sion he took the ball into his own hands when a scrum was formed and pre- tended to throw it in. He only pre- tended. Without throwing it into the scrum at all he blew his whistle and gave a penalty kick against Wales. Such action is certainly not authorised by the rules, one of which states clearly that the ball is dead once it touches the referee. Then, again, he admitted after the match that he had made a mistake in giving Scotland the last penalty kick, from which the match was nearly won. Bancroft in stopping a fast dribble by Tennant was knocked unconscious, and he lay on the ground in a huddled heap, quite oblivious for the moment of what was happening around him. Mr. Jeffares ordered a penalty kick against him for not playing the ball. Poor Bancroft could not play it. The referee was also somewhat peculiar in his conduct during the stoppage caused by a slight injury to one of the Scottish forwards. While hostilities were thus temporarily sus- pended he turned to the grand stand and made a leg motion which indicated that the damaged Scot had been kicked.. That is cer- tainly an innovation in refereeing, and an undesirable one at that. After doing this he looked straight at the large bedy of Welsh enthusiasts, who had taken up their accustomed positions imme- diately in front of the palatial press-box, and he grinned at them in a manner which would have intimidated them to do that which was irritating. It was not football, and it was not funny-not half so funny as the speech he made at the dinner in the evening. I shall not be giving away any secret in saying that he paid Owen a tribute for the fairness of his play, and did not connect him in any way with the numerous free-kicks he gave against Wales. Most of the penalties, he said, were given for legs-up in the scrum. So much for Mr. Jeffares. In view of what has been written in pre- vious years by way of description of a Cymric invasion of the Scottish capital on an international day. it is not necessary to give again more than a bare outline of the sights witnessed in the main thoroughfares of the city and on the ground at Inverleith. Several heavily-laden excursion trains dis- charged their human freights during the early hours of Saturday morning, and by noon the beautiful Princes-street and the North Bridge were over-run with Welshmen, and there was a distinct aroma of the leek in the air. There was scarcely one out of the three or four thousand invaders who did not sport the national emblem in some form or another in his "coat or cap, and they all seemed to be in jovial mood and out for a day's enjoyment. And it was a glorious day, brilliant sunshine pouring down from a cloudless sky. Edinburgh, the city beauti- ful, looked at its best, and that best is simply wonderful. The condition of the turf ac Inverleith was practically perfect, and no big match was ever played under more ideal conditions. In the first half the Scottish forwards played a bustling, bashing game, and the Welsh citadel was frequently in serious jeopardy, but the Cymric defence was superb. No one showed any fear or hesita- tion in tackling the brawny Scots or in going down to the ball, and whatever com- parison may be made between Satur- day's team and other Welsh teams of former years, it can be truly said that Wales wa6 never represented by a stronger or keener defensive combina- tion. The slightest weakness would have been fatal, for the Scotsmen made full use of their superiority in speed, and they were not lacking in resoluteness. Wales made some fugitive visits to the Scottish quarter, and Owen started several rounds of passing, but they all came to nought. Willie Trew was not in his happiest mood, and was handicapped through Angus and Gilray being allowed unlimited licence to play in front of the scrum, so that they were on top of the Welsh skipper nearly every time he received the ball. They made a point of paying special attention to Trew. J. P. Jones made a couple of capital bursts, and, on the day's form, he was the finest three- quarter on the field. He fairly came out of his shell, and, for the first time in a repre- sentative match, gave convincing proof that he is a man of international class and that we had not seen him at his best till Satur- day. While Owen and Jones were doing all that could be expected of them, there was some- thing going wrong continually in the third line mechanism J. L. Williams was clean off his game, and Baker, on the other wing, was showing a hesitancy which one could understand and excuse in a youth playing his first international game against Scotland at Inverleith. He will do himself better just-ice next time. The second half was well advanced when the first three points accrued to Scotland from a penalty goal, and when the ball was seen going over the bar one could almost hear the death-knell of Welsh hopes and aspirations. After that reverse I was quite prepared to see the Welshmen betraying signs of flurry and excitement and breaking through all bounds of restraint and disci- pline. Th&y did nothing of the kind, and it was their coolness and the admirable way in which they acted upon the orders of their skipper and the advice of the veteran George Travers, as leader of the pack, which com- manded my most sincere admiration. Acting on the principle that "It's dogged that does it," they pegged away quietly and methodi- cally, and their magnificent perseverance and pertinacity were justly rewarded when at last they gained a strong attacking 'posi- tion. That was the crucial moment in the strenuous and exciting struggle, and it would be almost worth while walking all the way to Inverleith to see that last quarter of an hour of the game over again. If the match was to be won it was now or never. A scrum was formed about fifteen yards from the Scottish goal-line. The ball came slick out to Owen from the last rank of the Welsh forwards. In a twinkling it was in the hands of J. P. Jones, who took it from his namesake at full-speed ahead, and, breaking through the gap between the two Scottish centres in brilliant style, he had only Schulze, the Scottish custodian, between him and the goal-line. Running bang up to him he gave the ball at the correct moment to Trew, who sprinted over with a try that was worth all the other incidents in the game. I Everything now depended upon Bancroft's SrOaa-kiok. "Be carefuL Jack." said Trew as he placed the ball. Cool as the proverbial cucumber, Bancroft replied, Put it down." In the next instant it was seen sailing dead over the centre of the cross-bar, and thus the game was won. It was a thrilling moment, and I am not going to attempt to describe the ecstatic joy of the Welshmen. Scotland made a grand final rally, but Bancroft again was the saviour of his side with a daring save. He played a great game. Three times he tackled Martin when going full tilt for the line, and his fine play assured for him a safe position in the Welsh team until a better man comes along, and that man is not in sight yet. It was a dramatic finish and a glorious victory, and Wales looks like winning the Triple Crown for the second time in succession.
A SCOTTISH VIEW The Match Just One Great Big Disappointment [By OUR EDINBURGH CORRESPONDENT.] Tue dramatic close was the only redeeming feature of the contest. Viewed from any standpoint, the contest was a failure. Viewed in the glorious traditions of the mighty matches which have been fought since the days of Arthur Gould and his four three- quarter system, the engagement was just one great, big disappointment. There was an utter and absolute and complete absence of the beautiful combination bouts of passing; among the Welsh backs which have year after year charmed us; there was an utter lack of those soul-stirring onsets of the Scottish forwards. In the teams which fought on Saturday at Inverleith there were few men who were tit to strip in the same box with teams which even of late years have worn the Feathers and the Thistle. The contest between Wales and Scotland has always been a battle of styles, but the latest contest was one long, scrappy, patchy scramble, and it was fortunate that something did occur in the dying moments to retrieve the play from the veriest commonplace. Of the play Scotland had quite four-fifths, but their threes had no capacity for taking advantage of their openings, and of those openings they had many, but Angus and Gilray had not the wildest conception of passing, and instead of playing to their wings, they resorted to kicking into touch. This may have been good policy, but Martin and Simson were starved of the ball, and the times they were served they were exceedingly well marked by Williams and Baker. On the other hand, the Welsh for- wards were quite incapable of opening the game up, and while the Scotch forwards had the ball so often, they never carried through a big combined' dribbling onslaught; they never produced what is always regarded as the Scotch characteris- tic game. Occasionally Kyle and M'Callum j made individual bursts, but they never got away in the solid phalanx which with past Scotch teams was good enough to sweep aside a steam engine. With Scotch forwards not Scotch forwards at all-to promulgate an Irish hull-and the Welsh three-quarters seeing very little of the ball, it can be easily recognised where the game so completely fell short of inter- national possibilities. If the Welsh three- quarters had had a particle of the bail which the Scotch threes had they might have done more, but as the game was played and ended the players must be written down as mediocre. One looks for so much in this, Scoto-Welsh encounter that the poor quality of the game redounds on one's senses all the more. Turning from generalities to individual criticism, the two backs could be singled out. for they gave a really outstanding display of their department. Their kicking was sure, and always long. Bancroft wears a great mantle worthily, and Schulze added to his reputation. I have referred to the three- quarters.. Owen and Jones were not a whit ¡. more clever than Tennant and Cunningham, but the quartette have no great play to commend them. The Scotch forwards were an indifferent lot in the open. In former Scotch teams Scotch forwards when near the line could make openings for their three-quarters, but the latest lot could not do so. The Welsh forwards were beaten in the tight, and were very slow in fallowing up, and even/when Scotland were playing seven men the Welsh scrimmagers could not hold their own. To sum the whole situation up, the two I countries have struck a lean year in foot- ball talent. The ending was a stirring one. and for the space of three out of the eighty minutes we really experienced some inter- national thrills. The Welshmen at the end were true to their traditions, and won in the last stride. The try was the cleverest bit. of play of the game, Jones drawing the defence artfully, and leaving an open field for Trew. Both sides will be considerably altered against Ireland. Hugby Football Rupture I A meeting of the Scottish Rugby Union was held on Saturday evening at the Oale- donian Hotel, Edinburgh, for the purpose of selecting a team to play Ireland. The pro- ceedings were private. Subsequently it wa3 stated that no team had been chosen. No statement was made with regard to the international dispute.
Welsh Rugby Championship The following are the positions and scores of the I leading South Wales amateur football clute for matches I played up to and including Saturday laet Points. Percentaga r. W. L. D F. A. of WiLa. Swansea. 22 19 2 1 ..253 C5 88.63 Cardiff 20 17 2 1 233 79 87.50 j Neath 20 15 4 1 206 Z* 77.50 Pontypool.. 24 15 7 2 224 101 66.66 Newport 21 13 1 160 ag 64.23 Llanelly 19 10 5 4 137 75 63.15 Brdgend. IS 9 7 2 132 100 55.55 Aberavon. 19 7 7 5 63 95 50.00 A draw counts- as half a win. Tho Swansea v. Pon tarda we, Cardiff Captain's XV. v. Aberavon, the Neath v. Ystalyfera, and Wallabies v. Neath and Aberavon combined team matches are not included in the above table. Llanelly v. Newport match (annulled) has been deleted.
English Cup Competition The following tables show how the competition stands:- FIRST LEAGUE CLUBS. Blackburn Rovers. Newcastle United. Bradford City. Nottingham Forest. Manchester United. Sunderland. SECOND LEAGUE. Derby County. Tottenham Hotspur. SOUTHERN LEAGUE. Norwich City. Plymouth Argyle. Live to Fight Another Day The following ties were drawn, and wiII be re-played on the ground of the first-named club in each cago: Bury v. Bristol City. Burnley v. Crystal Palace. Weet Ham v. Loods City. Sheffield Wednesday v. Portsmouth. Gl,o-,op v. Stockist County. Millwail v. Woolwich Arsenal.
TROEDEHIWFUWCH A.F.C. want fixtures, home and home matches, February 13th, March 6th, 20th, 27th.—Lewis, Secretary. e277 THE RUMNEY ROVERS R.F.C. is open for fixtures, home or away.-Apply Chairman, The Grove, Rumney, near Cardiff. e
"SHUT UP THE CHURCHES" Mr. Philip Snowden, M.F., addressed a crowded I.L.P. audience at the Theatre Royal, Cardiff, on Sunday night, when the chair was occupied by Mrs. Snow den. Having traversed the arguments in favour of Tariff Reform, he said the spread of technical training would certainly have as its result the depression of wages, which in turn meant the lessening of the spending power of the masses, and that, in its own turn, waa one of the principal causes of unemployment. It seemed likely that the Government was contemplating the introduc- tion of a scheme for the insurance of work- men aga-irust unemployment, but no euch scheme could be of real benefit that did not draw its finances from the profits made out of the land and industry by landlords and capitalists. CIVILISATION A SIIAM." Speaking at Swansea on Saturday, Mr. Snowden said if religious people and poli- ticians could not be got to see the vital im- portance of the unemployment question, let them ehut up the churches and clolSe the Houses of Parliament, for so long as un- employment was tolerated our civilisation was a sham and our religion a huge hypoc- risy. (Load applause.)
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j'k The -Peer of Boxers." AMERICAN OPINION OF JIM DRISCOLL Just before the last round of the Dris-11- ? Marto fight at the Fairmont A.O. (writes the critic of the New York 'Evening World') Driscoll's seconds poured a bottle of cham- pagne .over uhe little English fighter's head. lIe was a fighter worth pouring wine over. They don't pour 'extra dry' on the thirsty locks of two-dollar fighters in the prelimi- naries. It wasn't that Driscoll needed spirituous encouragement. Far from it. Driscoll won about as far as Longboat would beat 'Vie' (ruire in a Marathon. They were just g-rng him for a lightning spurt in the tün tho And right here is where I wax enthu. siastic. I'll admit that the ordinary bouts of commerce pall upon me. I've been look- mg at fights so long that I can, on occasion, 'a T)?8 t> a good story in the Saturday Evening Post' while the preliminaries are being shT? oved on, and enjoy it as much as if I were sitting in my library at home. I can look at an ordinary main event without a quickening heart-beat. "But it wasn't that way last night. This boy Driscoll would stir the enthusiasm of a wooden Indian. He is, without room for argument, the fastest and cleverest little man in America at this moment. He has everything, and Johnny Marto was given a sample from every case last night before the ten rounds were over. Marto took a bad beating. He was a very pretty boy wh?n it started. Forty minutes later by the clock he looked as if he h?ad been on a tear and had fallen off the Singer Bunding and landed on his face." I he Peer of Boxers "Jim Driscoll," says J. Dagan in the New lone Journal." is without question the peer of any featherweight in the world at any distance, and the master of any light- weight in a limited-round contest. He proved conclusively at the Fairmont Club that there is no boy in the East, feather- weight or lightweight, who can take his measure. He gave away a chunk of weight .,o Johnny Marto, as good a boy as there is in the East, and beat him decisively in ten rou nds. It is no disgrace to Marto to be beaten by Dnscoll. The New Yorker was handicapped as early as the second round with a closed eye. Driscoll ripped over a few snappy rights in the first round that landed flush on Marto s left eye, and when he oa.me up for the third round that optic was closed tight. Driscoll's wonderful cleverness is enough to discourage the most determined fighter." Has England Any More P I ■i'ne ..New Yerk evening Telegram sug- gests that if England lias any more boxers with the ability of Jim Driscoll they had better be sent across the 'pond,' as thera are many opportunities for them to corral the gold on this side of the ocean. The tight little isle has had some clever boxers who have come to these shores to fight, but never has so clever a Britisher been seen here as is Driscoll." 'Driscoll," says "Tod" in the New York "Evening Journal," "IS the most innocent young fellow you ever saw Talk about a new laid egg knowing nothing, why, it's had a world of experience as compared with Jim. Some of us were really frightened when we saw the men enter the ring. Jim sat there, his little eyes peeking around at people who were buzzing. He was all a wonder. He I saw the big man in the other corner who was going to epank him, but he was in for it, couldn't get out again, and, like Eva Tan- quay, didn't care. Well, he didn't know what Marto was noted for—maybe that was it. "Well, as far as that goes, the fight's over now, and Jim is still as rummy as to know- ledge concerning a certain Italian person by the name of J. Marto. Whatever said person had he failed to display before the eyes of Mr. Driscoll, of London, Eng. "The latter had a whole bunch of things to show John. Oh, bundles and bundles of them. The old curiosity shop was an empty flat in comparison. I "There were jabs, uppercuts, half-arm hooks, straight lefts, right crosses, side-steps, blocks, rib roasters, pot t slammere, and, on, goodness knows what not. "At first Mr. Marto opened his eyes in astonishment. He almost broke his neck looking around; then he almost broke his I back trying to find Jim; then one of his eye's closed altogether a.nd be took observations from the starboard side. You know how foolish a blindfolded man looks playing blind man's buff. Well, that how's Marto looked." Bo}o" Driscoll Matched with I Frankie O'Neil Driscoll in a letter says that Boyo Driscoll is matched to fight Frankie O Nedl at the end of this month, and expresses confidence in "Boyo" winning, for O Neil, he says, has gome by. Jim Driscoll states that he will leave for this country on either the 17th or 20th of this month, and that five or six fights he has arranged will have to wait until he goes back. Contest for Championship of Wales I A large crowd, including a big number of Aberdare Valley sportsmen. paoked the spacious hall at Wonderland, Merthyr. on Saturday night. The event of the evening was a fifteen two-minute round contest between Johnny Owen (Aberama.n) and Syd Bus,sell (Cheltenham) for the championship of Wales. The contest proved a short, but merry, one. Kussell started briskly, but Owens soon warmed up, and in the third round Russell was floored and counted out, Owen's victory being very popular. It was announced that Owen has been matched to fight Charlie Tayjor. Liverpool, for z620 a-sido shortly.
COLLIER BOY FATALLY INJURED I AT MOUNTAIN ASH. Joseph Davies, aged 16, of Allen-street, and employed as oiler at Deep Duffryn Colliery, Mountain Ash, was run over on Saturday by a journey of trams. One of his legs was amputated, and he rallied slightly, but died later in the evening.
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COLLEGE V. CHAPEL The Rev. J. Williamson, preaching at the Charles-street Congregational Church, Car- diff, on Sunday evening, made a deep impres- sion by his reference to the discussion now being carried on in the press with regard to the teaching in the Welsh colleges. Tak- ing as his text the words, Does man want religion," he said if there had been any sus- picion that human culture was likely to undermine the religious faith of the youth of the nation, the people would have cried with one voice, Let us keep our religion and let culture perish. The discussion that had been carried on in the press on College v. Chapel dealt with a serious problem. Speaking for myself," he continued, I do not think that any one cause can account for this defection. When young people get a wider outlook on the world of Nature and of men than that in which they have been brought up, there is always an intellectual upheaval in their life, and religion that is merely traditional is doomed. What has to be guarded against is the possible divorce between the religious and the intellectual life of the people. And the danger of this divorce must be guarded against from the side of our colleges and intermediate schools."