To-day's Short Story. I CISTGUARD'S MUTINY, For two weeka the Pkraiginjgi Fettrel, a. big, three-masted schooner, had ploughed its way through the placid waters of the Pacific with a sameness that was exasperat- ing. "Since leaving port nothing—not even a threatened storm or a lively gale-llad í broken the monotony. The t-hip was bound for Brazil. with a cargo of wheat, and I was her only passen- gL-r—seekiug hea-ith in this manner accord- ing to my physician's urgent request. She wad captained by a sturdy old navigator, a man who on first, acquaintance might appear to he coid. di-;tent, and reserved, but, who proved in my case, at. least, to be exactly the opposite, for I soon found him a genial, heaxty, good fellow. He was strict with his men, but. nor, tyrannical, and he was a good story-teller. But monotony wad not to last all through the voyage. There was soon a singular and s initr change. One day. auouc' noon, at the beginning of tae third week a sailor named Bates was placed in irons for striking a meod-mate with a marlinspike and breaking his arm. The punishment was undoubtedly deserved, but there were angry Ulut trings and moe than one sullen face among the crew in con- sequence; for Bates, whose only fault was an uncontrollable temper, was a general favourite. But when the unfortunate man was found dead next morning, things began to look black for the officers. There wa» no sign of wound or struggle upon the body of the dead man. bat the atmosphere or the forecastle where he had been confined was odorous with the fumes of chloroform. I called the captain s atten- tion to thi. but he thought I must be mis- taken, and would noit be convinced, even vhen the ■xni^swain and one of the mates argued on my side. He declared that there wan norte of the drug on board, and uev-er h id oeen. Ami bo it happened that poor Late?? *as buried in the deep t?ea at the very hour at which he was to have been iibe- rated. At eight bells the following night, when tho first mate went on deck to relieve his fc- E t,%w--k) ttic ethe teitter had disappeared, and could iioc be found. I h^p-pened to be lean- j ing against the mizzen-niast smoking when, the alarm wiu given, and could have sworn that I had n smelling ohloroforai for half an hour, alchougii I did not caii the fact to mliid imtii the dreadful cry of Man over- was ttonrmled and hands piped on deck. A boat containing the fiNOt mate and four nieh was lowered it once, the ibbi,P was brought, about, aad two hours werl- spent in fruitless search. In the meantime every I accessible nook in the ship, which was tacking Ooaoek and forth in the locality, was inspected witn like r-svuLtts. At last the searching Party was taken on board and the ship rumed its course. The captain now took turns at the watch with the mate. and everything ran smoothly j1 till t.he following ni'gtot, or, rather, the next mortiim:—four bells of the first watch, Then. when he turned out to reli-eve the mate, that officer could not be found. The same efforts were made to fimd the missing man. and with the same results ad on the previous night, aDd the captain was nearly frantic. He was not only deeply grieved at the d-eath of his two officers, but greatly shocked and mystified at the strange manner of their disappearance. On both occasions the water aside from the heavy t)weH wa" conrp-ara lively smooth, the wind only brisk enough to fill the sails, and the Hj ars were shining. This, together wrth the fact- that both the mates were knowij to be «xp^'rt swimmers, so that they should, under ordinary circurasftances, have been able to keep afloat for hours, deepened the myft-erv. The captain would not admit that the •pm-ience of chloroform, i'f it existed at all, had anything to do with the mystery. On the afternoon following the second disappearance, the cap-tain called me into the cabin, shut and locked the door, and beckoned me to a chair at a ¡;;ma-U ta.ble. I saw nothing remarkable about this, •believing thai he only wished to talk over his troubles; but when he took a seat opposite me I noticed that his face was deathly pale and that his ligs were tightly compressed. My two owi-cerr, have been murdered, he fairly gapped. "Murdered!" I exclaimed. "I have foul play from the first. Ra-ve you etnv evidence?" "The best in the world. You have noticed the big Dane. Cist-guard?" That mild-looking fellow with, the re4 j be^rd?" Yes." j Why, certalniy; but you don't suspect j him. I hope?" Of course not. On the contrary, there is a. inn tiny on foot, and he—but here is a note he slipped into my hand a moment agD. Read it yourself. Unless you and I and this faithful fellow can outflght or outwit fifteen Iiell hooinds, we are doomed." With a face that must have been as white a^ the one before me, and a hand that was anything but steady, I picked up a sheet of paper which the oe-pta-in had thrown on the table, and wt-etd the following: CaPta,in.-I have just discovered a horrible plot. All the crew, except myself, ha-ve mutinied. The mates were knocked on the head and thrown overboard. You will share the same fate when you come on deck to relievo the watob to-night. unless you heed this warning. Meet me ten minutes before the close of the second dog-watch jkiit, aft the main hatchway, or send for m-e, for we are closely watched. I am surppoeed to side with the crew. The least mistake would be futal. Don't 1! the passenger. He may be all right, but I doubt it. For God's sa-ke, Captain, don't go near the rail. Don't tell the passenger," I muttered, as I looked at the oa.pt am, not only hQlM'Q-1 strkken at the contents of the note, bat surprised and hurt at the ameomplimentary reference to mye?eK. But the captain, who must have divined my thoughts, relieved my mind on this point, by eaying: That's all right. The fellow is only a trifle over-cautious. Don't mind. him. I would trust. you with the ship, and my life, too, for that matter. You see I have showed my conndence by allowing you to read the note. Now. I want your advice. Yoar assistance I shall count on without asking when the time comes." "Thank you, captain," I anawpred. "To start with, I should certainly not go on deck till it is tnne to meet the Dane, if I were you." My companion had now regained his composure to a certain extent, and sat for a moment drumming the talble with, his fingers. Who has the watch now?" I contiwaed presently. "Rut--n. the tail seaman with the red on the back of his hand," was the janswer He is acting as finst-ma-te, and I cave decided to give Jones the position of — j| DOWLAIS GIRLS' SCHOOL.-STANDARD IVA. A beautifully-printed Photograph mounted an cardboard, ready for framing, of any of the School Glasses whioh have appeared in the Eveaing Express will be Given Free in Exchange for 24 Front Pace Efiadingw, not more than six weeks old. cut out and sent to this office. This offer applies only to troupe marked Evening Express Photo. [" EVENING EXF-;Z:SS PROTO. second to-morrow. Both. are fairly good na-vigators. and I can't, unkierstand it. I could have sworn that thefce two men were How would it do to batten down the hatoh- way of the forecastle ?en part of the dogs are below at sup per and pumrp leaq into the rest of them.? I don t believe they are orm-ed, unless they have a, few knives. We ooald then make for the nearest I)ort." Better wait till you see the Dane," I replied. He maly be able to give you the name of the leader." For an hour or more we continued to plan. but without being able to decide on anything definite. At last it was agreed that I should go on deck and aee what could be learned there. In half an hour I returned with anything but good news. The men were talking guardedly in groups, and when I patoed near them they quickly dispersed. The big Dane was leaning over the rail near the log. silent and apparently watching with absorbed attention the receding, foam-clapped wavee in the Miip's wake. Before sundown all our weapons had been oaled, examined, and loaded, the captain and myself secreting the revolvers about OUT persons. and leaving the rifle for the Dane. The sky had clouded over late in the after- moon, and night, gloomy and foreboding, settled down on the schooner. "The very elements seem to be in sympathy with thifll cursed business," said the captain, when it begun to grow so dark in the cabin that we coald hardly make out each other's faces; "• and I feel as if the jig- was about up with me." As soon a? the la&, &treak of day had disappeared, the captain, revolver in hand, mounted the companion ladder, and stole softly on deck. I followed him part of the "way, but stopped, according to his directions, and stood with my head and .shoulders above the companien way, ready in ca.se of ieTBersreaey. to lend any assistance that might lie in my power. I never looked into a blacker night. The air was soft and warm, and fitful gusts Qf wind dashed a few cooling raindrops against nxv face as I held on to my revolver and tried to keep the receding form of the captain in view. But he disappeared aJmot-t hxstant-ly, and, owi-rag to the whistle of the wind iA the rigging, the groaning of the masts, and the creaking of the yiard-arrne, I a-s true ad the dead n).&t-fs ever were, until I got this wtarning from Cistguard. But he is right, my boy; he is right. All this comee from that unfortuniate Bates affair. I wonder who is the leader? If he could be snot cr placed hi irons, it might quell the others. Have you a pwt-ol?'' A smali pocket affair," I answered. "I havc, two large ones and a repeating rifle in my chest," continued the captain, could not hear his footsteps after he had gone half a down paces. He carried no lantern, but Several lights glimmered fore and- aft, dianoin-g and shifting unsteadily about, like veritable wi 1 l-o'-the-wisjfps. None, however, was near the mciin hatch-way, the place of meeting. Anxiously I waited, five, ten, fifteen minmtes, as nearly as I could reckon time, but neither sight nor sound brought intelligence of the captain. At last, I oould bea.r the suspense no longer, and I began to walk slowly alomlg tcwa-rds the bow. When I though I had reached the location of the hatchway, and was on the point of coming to a imit, I struck my foot against some- thing amd f«C—the planks of the deck seem- ing to open and engulf me- Whilst srtill descending through, space I realised wlnait had ha.ppen.ed-the hatchway bad been opened, and I had fallen into the hold. A second Later I found myself lying between two bags of wheat, more frightened than hart, and with the fum-es of chloroform aimofit suffocating me. Before trying to rise I discovered that I was not in total dark- nes, and that a dim light came from some- where, but not from above, I was sure. Presently a muffled groan reached me from the direction of the stern, and on looking over my shoulders I saw the stoopimig form of a man out limed by the rays of a lantern to front of him, about 20ft. awaor. I ga-iried my feet with wme difficulty, and was about to step forward, when the ship gave a lurch, and I was thrown lengthwise a-gainst the hull. Before I could stand up agaip the bent form assumed an upright pOiStdre, and I recognised the bag Dane. Muttering incoherently, he picked up the lantern and started towards the place where I had first fallen, off to my left. W'hether it was fear, the shock caused by J striking the hull, or the effects of the chloroform tliat kept me from trying to get up, I am not prepared to say, but I did not attempt to move hand or foot. .As the light drew near I discovered a rope dangling from the deck. When the Dane drew near this rope he deposited his lantern beside him, rubbed his big hard hands together with a loud rasping noise, and laughed a low, fiendish sort of chuckle, which chilled my blood. A moment later his merriment subsided, and, taking hold of the rope with one hand, he picked up the lantern with the other. I expected to see him run his arm through the handle of the lantern and go, hand over hand. through the hatchway, but he wae in no htrrry. and began to talk in a harsh undertone. So far, so good. Kirug Cistguard," he said, a million pounds of diamonds, sewed up in I sacks of silk, and all my own. Oh, what a royal present for my ebony princess! Fifteen days more and I shall reign supreme. The two mates and the captain I are now my loyal subjects, and to-morrow Slight the passenger will join them. Then come my hearties, Hntton and the little Jones, and so on down the list. Ha! ha! ha.! h,-a. Never until tha.t awful momerpt had I heard the blood-curdling laugh of a maniac, but I recognised it as quickly as if I had passed all my days inside the walls of a. madhouse. Before I knew it, my strength or oourage, or both, suddenly returned, and I arose cautiously to my feet, discovering at the same time the revolver which bad fallen from my hand when I stumbled on the deck. It was lying almoet at the feet of the Dane. Advancing slowly, I stooped, and was about to piok up the weapon, but before I could get hold of it the ship lurched aigain. I collided with the madman, and we both went down together. The revolver escaped me, the light in the lantern was extinguished, and there wae a beream, a. piercing cry of fright and a.rjguish, such as only a terror-stricken madman, can utter. And then with that awful shriek ringing in my ears, and the strong fingers of the demented Dane clutch- ing my throat, I became insensible. When consciousness returned I was lyirag in my berth; it was daylight; and Hutton was standing beside me. As soon as I was able to talk he told me tha/t just after dark on the previous evening a horrible cry was heard coming from the direction of the main hatchway, and that when the little Jones and several other sailors ruehed to the spot, the raving Dane was seen to elimtb up a rope from the hold. As soon as he gained the deck he ran sereamtng to the rail and threw himself into the sea. I was found more dead than alive, and taken to my cabin. Soon after the ca-ptain and the two mates were discovered gauged and bound near the spot where I hvad first seen the Dane. The captain recovered from the effects cf the chloroform which had been administered to him, and he was removed with the two officers who were still alive, butt too weak a;nd exhausted to stand on their feet for rnanlv hours. In two days all had recovered, and the Plunging Petrel was manned and officered as before, soave for the absence of Bates and the big Dane. All went well to the end of ) the voyage. The mutiny was only a,inyth in I the mind of the -madnyan.
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SHOP WINDOW SMASHED. d I George Smith, a young wire worKer. nail- ,3 sent to prison for wo ing from iondon, was sent to prison for; wo months by the Newport magistrates on Mon- day for breaking a, pane of plate glass in the window of the shop of Annie Phillips, Doc" Btreet, vatae Q <
PISTOL WENT OFF. WOMAX AOCID ENTAULY SHOT IN A SWANSEA BAR, Edwin Evans, labourer, was charged at Swansea on Monday with attempting to murder Margaret Ann Thomas. Mr. L. Richards appeared for the proseca- i tion, and said that on October 1^1904, the prosecutrix, whtlat in oompany with a woman named Mrs. Collins, met prisoner and another man, aad went with them into the Btrd-in-Hand Hotel. Whilst there the prisoner pulled out a revolver, and showed it to his friend. He loaded it with four cartridges, and was proceeding to unload it, and waa turning round towards the women, who were sitting down, when the pistol went | off and shot Thomas in the leg and hand. The prisoner at once ran away, and since that time had not been seen until he gave himself up to the police laat week. It would be for the bench to say whether it Wait an accidemt or intentionally done. After hearing the evidence of eye-witnesses, I the Bench deoided unanimously to dismiss j the ease, stating that it wad evidently done without the slightest intention on defen-, dant's part, although he might have handled the weapon carelessly. I
A MIDNIGHT AFFRAY IN CARDIFF. Two soldiers, privates in the Welsh Regi- ment, named Patrick Shannon, of Cardiff, and Richard Irvin. of London, stationed at the Depot, Cardiff, were arrested on Monday by Detective-sergeant x/icks and Police- oonetable Lewie. They wore walking along Bridge-street on Saturday, about midnight, when, it is1 alleged, they made a violent attack on a man named Gander, of Senghenydd. One of the two prisoners, it is stated, struck Gander under the ear, causing him to fall so heavily that he cut open hj" head. The two men then disappeared. Prisoners were arrested at the Barracks and taken, to the police-station. They will be charged to- day (Tuesday) before the magistrates with k robbery with violence.
X18,000 LOST ON MOTORS. Considerable disappointment was expressed at the annual meeting of SingeT and Oo. (Limited), cycle and motor manufacturers, Coventry, on Monday at the result of the year's trading, showing a net loss of nearly £ 18,000. The Chairman (Mr, George Singer) explained that the greater part of the loes was due to writing down motor-car stock of dis- carded horizontal type to its value M scrap material, and also a large sum off patents ,e sum off pat*,nts relating to the old style of cycle. The dii ectors had felt it wise to put a clean face on the balance-sheet, and to effect changes in the management, which they believed would improve the prospects of the company. Some severe criticisms followed. A proposi- tion that a small advisory committee be appointed was loet by one vote, and the report of the directors adopted. ======
SORE THROAT BY POLLUTION. At the West Ham conference held recently on river pollution, Dr. Thresh, medical officer of health for Easex, said at Barking, where the London County Council discharged its sewage, people complained of sickness and sore throat. ==— —~
NEWPORT BUTCHER'S RASH ACT. After being under remand for a week. Ernest Williams (21), a butcher from New- port, was charged at Cardiff on Monday with attempting to commit suicide by taking a poisonous drug iu Millioent-street on Decern- ber 8. The facta were stated on Monday last, and were now briefly recapitulated by MT. Ha-mid, Lloyd, who was again for the defence. Some time ago Mr. Lloyd said the prisoner came into possession of some money. He fell in with a. woman, and married he-r, and spent his money, and was practically in a state of destitution. Towards the end of last week his wife was seen with a coloured man. That upset the prisoner, who attempted to do away with himself. He had (Mr. Lloyd said) promised not to repeat the attempt, and if released he would return i to his friends. In discharging prisoner the Chairman (Mr. Edward Thomas) expressed tho hope that Williams woaild be wiser in future, and take! lesson from what had happened. ? ￼ —————.—— ￼
I LUSITANIA DELAYED. The Lnsitania sailed an hour and thirty- j five minutes late from New York on Satur- day afternoon owing to the north-ea^t g-ale.: accompanied by sno\y, "1, a.nd rain which swept the Atiamio coa?t. intprruptin? tNc-1 !?raphk and Miophonic communication with many points. Considerable difficulty was' experienced in conveying the mail, which com- prised 3,500 bags and 4,0u0 packages by parcel post, on board the ship. The Lusitania,j~ailed with 1.000 cabin and 1.200 steerage passengers. A hundred and fifty more of the latter were left behind.
ADVICE TO MOTHERS. "-Are yon broken In your test by a sick child suflering with the pain by cutting teetb. Go at once to a Caemist and get a bottie oi Mrs. W'inslow's bootiirg Syrup. It will relieve the poor 6Unerer immed4ately. It is pleasant to table. It produces natural, quiet sleep by raileving the cblw from p", and the Uttle cherub &WÙU aa bright u ? button. 'Of all cbMolsU. ?. Ud. ?t l.w
I A MATTER OF £ 50,000. I -NIONEYI,EN-IYE,R'S SUIT AGAINST A VISCOUNT. In tire Appeal Court on Monday a.n appli- cation for leave to appeal against the order of Mr. Justice Picl:ford in chambers was made on behalf 01 the p-kw-ntiff in the action brought by a, moneylender named Sairadere against Viscount Chelsea. Counsel for tihe pteintiff stated it was sought to recover from the defendant £ 50,0C0 under a promissory rote on which L31,250 was advanced. The £ 50,000 was payable in instalments running over three years. Defendant bad issued a writ in the Chancery Division claiming relief in the transaction on the basis of the doctrine of equity apply- ing to expectant hears. When plaintiff com- menced the action in the King's Bench Divi- sion for summary judgment, application was ma.de to transfer the action to the Chancery Division, and Wb applicationg; came before Mr. Justice Pickford. Counsel consented to transfer if plaintiff had £25,()()() paid to him. The judge ordered that, on the payment by the defendant to plaintiff of 412,5W in three weeks and a similar sum either intc court or to plaintiff, the action should he transferred to the Chancery Division. Coonael asked leave to appeal from this order, on the ground that E25,000 should be paid to Saunders and none of it placed in court. Their Lordships granted leave to appeal.
LIBRARIES AT CARDIFF SCHOOLS. J I CORPORATION AiD A FINANCE DIFFICULTY. J Mr. H. M. Thompson and the Rev. W. E. Winks waited upon the finance committee of tho Cardiff Corporation on Monday as repre- sent., tivee of the scihool libraries committee, and stated that their expenditure had ex- ceeded the estimates for this year. They wanted the permission of the finance com- mittee to apply money which had been saved Oil the previous year's estimate to the relief of this year's estimate. The Chairman (Alderman F. J. Beavan) thought it would be a very dangerous pro- ceeding to re-adjust any estimate so near to the end of the financial year. Mr. Joseph Stanfield said there was a very sharp division o. opinion among members of the education committee as* to the wis- dom of spending so much money on school libraries, seeing that they had their cea tral library. It was a question which ought I to come before the education finance oom. mittee. This was the general feeling of the com mittee, and the Chairman advised the Rev. W. E. Winks and Mr. Thompson to place the matter before the education finance com- mittee. At a meeting of the education finance committee on the sajne day Mr. H. M. Thomp- son explained that in 1906 zP-170 of the £ 871 libraries grant was left unspent. They bad in consequence over-spent on this year's grant of L5,7 by about £105. They, there- fore, asked that the sum overspent might be condoned in consideration of the sum which had been left unspent on the previous grant. They also asked for a special grant of LW to the Canton Secondary School. The Bev. W. E. Winks asstrred the cam nrittee thai the books were well used, and underwent a turnover of 200,000 during the year. The Chairman (Mr. F. G. L. Davis) said the committee would give the matter their best consideration, and the deputation withdrew. Mr. C. F. Sanders said that the Canton Secondary School ought not to be penalised under the conditions explained by Mr. Thompson, but he did not see how it could be got into the current estimate. (Hear, hear.) Mr Kirk expressed himself similarly. The Chairman said it would be better to wait until the next estimate. It was ultimately resolved to defer the matter till the next estimate is made.
j ARBITRATION AND COUNTY- I COURT ACTIONS. I I APPEAL AGAINST JUDGE BRYN I ROBERTS'S DECISION. The case of the Morris ton Tin-plate C0m- pany v. Brootker, Dore, and (0, was men- tioned in the King's Bench Division before Jn&tices CTuMinelI, Bray, and Suttoai on Monday. I Mr. W. D. Herbert, for the defendants, said I the case was an application that the court would expedite the hearing of an tip peal from Judge Bryn Roberts, on the ground that it the hearing was not expedit-cd. when it came on in its proper order it would be futile. Plaintiffs and defendants had a dis- pute in regard to certain contracts for tin- plates, and plaintiffs took proceedings in the j county-conrt. Defendants then applied to the judge to stay proceedings under the Arbitra- tion Act, Ion the ground that the contracts j provided for submission to arbitration under tha.t Act. The judge declined to stay, on the ground that the Arbitration Act did not apply to county-court actions. Defendants were appealing against that decision on the ground that the Arbitration Act applied to ￼ ￼ ?? honour seemed to think that the definition clause connned the applicant of the Act to the High Court. The action was ctet down for hearing on January 14, and no stay had been granted. Therefore, it wae necessary that the appeal should be heard before then, as defendants could take no fur- tbei stepe in the county-court. Mr. Lewis Richard, for the plaintiffs, said there was another question raised apart from the question of jurisdiction, as to whetJhr the defendants were entitled under the particular contract on which plaintiffs sued to brim-g in the Arbitration Act, because I the dispute arcse under a different contract altogether. The county-court judge did not I decide that point. Mr. Herbert said he had jio objection to ￼ ?'?Ps deaHng witb that point. Mr. Riooard said he could not oppose the I motion, but he a?ked that the c?e should be ￼ late as Possible in the wwk, as he t bad only received the amda?ts that morni?? ¡ Ml". Justice Channe,4 said they ?<?<? take motion next Thun;Uay morning as an oppœed
WATER DIVINING. I J The use of the divining rod for locating water is frequently practiced in Essex, where vvat,-r is very scarce in many districts. j 1'01' some years water ha? been b?<Hy ¡ nooed for cleaning the parish church a.t Broomed, M?j- CheloM?i-d, csp?iaUy in th?mme!. months, n? ?ca.r and church- wiaraejis MOM-ding? decided to sink a. w?n. and the pan?h clerk (Mr. J. Tunbridge), havmg proit?&d hiB serviœs as a, water- nnde", was a?ed to see wha?? he could do. LTe u?fi the tami^ar V shaped hazel twig, and aisa a coil of stub wire, a;ict stopping on a twee of ground recently added to the ? added to the churchyard he declared water would be found there. A well was sunk, a-ad a short distance bjJow the surface a splendid spring has been tapped, suitable for all the purposes required.
I BILLIARDS. I I Harver&0n. 1.142; Weiss, 588 I Coliens, 3,14i; Datfson. I Izs.
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For Women Folk. I HOMELY HINTS AND DAINTY DISHES I To cure a cold take a small piece of camphor, set it alight, let it burn for a few seconds, then extinguish the flames and inhale the smoke through the nostrils and down the throat. A delicate way of cooking a mutton chop is to take a chop, trim off fat, sprinkle a plate with pepper and salt, lay chop on plate, cover over, and stand over a saucepan of boiling water for one hour. Only turn once. To iDaJie the arms smooth wa-h them well in warm water and hot milk, and scrub with a loofah. Before they a.re quite dry rub! gently with a piece of pumice-stone dipped' in cold cream. Tiiti dry well, and rub in white of eg*, beaten t,) a froth with a. little; caea-m. Then powder wit i1 oa-tnitai. For a Dowager Turkey Truss the bi"d as if for boiling, and wrap it in slices of fat ba;-on cr lard. Place it in a closely overed st-e-wpan with a bvaqret of sweet herlis, a carrot, an onion stuck with cloves, a stick of celery, pepper and salt to taste, a pkce of lemon rind, aDd a liqueur gla-ss of brandy. Barely cover it with white stock, and cook very slowly nntil tender. It should never boil, but simmer for aboit five 'hoars. Ivift the turkey out and strain the liquor, then boOil kW liquor up afrain with aji ounce of gelatine, and eft aside to 0001. If to be eaten co-Id, cho-p the jelly small and decorate the turkey with it, garnish slices of lemon. Orange Cake Put into a basin jib. of butter and jib. of sugar, and beat, it to a cream. Now take the weight of three eggs in flour, divide it into three portions, and put into the cream one e.g ,g (not beaten) and one portion of the flour, and be-at all together. When well done, add the second egg and another portion of the flour. When again well beaten, add the remaining egg and flour, and beat agiain; add the juice of an orange, and it is then ready. Pour into tins lined with well-buttered paper; cover the top, and set inrto a. good oven. When done fit will take about an hour) and nearly cold, ice the top with any coloured icing you may choose; carmine will give a. pink shade, and the juice of spinach a green. Lemon cake mlay be made in the same manner, but when the juice of a lemon is used instead of the juice of 4 a.-a oraThge it is added while wihi-pping the butter and sugalr together.
EISTEDDFOD AT CWM. I The tenth annual eisteddfod in connection with Tal lis town Congregational Church was held on Monday. The adjudicators were Mr. M. 0. Jones (Treherbert), music, and the Rev. T. M. Jeffreys (Waunllwyd) .1iterature. Madame T. A. T-acli (Cwmj was the accom- panist, while the presidents for the after- noon and evening respectively were Mr. J. Davies kcw-m) and Mr. J. F. Jones (Ebbw Vale) The conductor was the Bev. T. M. Jeffreys (Wann-llwyd), and the secretary, Mr. George Myles (Cwm). Awards:- Boys' solo (under thirteen years), "Only an armour-bearer" Divided between Willie Williams (Cromlin) and Percy Silverthorne (Abertillery). "Tmhe Minstrel Boy James Boys' solo, The Minstrel Boy": Jzraes Partridge (Abertillery). Tesus bids Tis Girl's solo (under thirteen), Jesus bids na shine"; 1st, Minnie Penny (Owm): 2nd, Gladys Thomas (Ebbw Vale). Pianoforte solo, "Valley of Snowdrops": 1st, Ftorrie West (Abertillery); 2nd. Walter Goff (Ebbw Vale). Boys' solo (under sixteen), His loving arms around me James Partridge (Abertillery). Girls' solo (under sixteen), The light beyond Divided between Gladys Partridge and Biodwen Stephens (Abertillery). Soprano solo (novice), "Valley of Snow- drops Miss Ethel Bull (Brynmawr). Tenor solo (novice): Silas James (Ebbw Vale). Contralto solo (novice^: Miss Gertie Morris (Ebbw Vale). Baritone sol-o (novice), "The song of the ride": John Lewis (Rudry). Duet (children under si-xtecn), "Beautiful land": Biodwen Stephens and Jemima Mor- gan (Brynmawr). Juvenile choir competition: Orttmlin Choir (conductor, Mr. A. Phillips). Soprano solo (open), Sunshine and butter- flies": Miss Minnie Warfield (Abertillery).
DISTRICT COUNCILS. I ABERDARE. I GENERAL RISE IN WAGES. I A special meeting of the Aberdare District Council was held on Monday for the purpose of considering (1) an application from the •council's employes for a minimum wage of 25s. a week to able-bodied workmen; (2) a weekly imstead of a fortnightly payment as hitherto; and (3) an increase of 2s. a week in wagvs of thoee workmen who are at present getting more than 26s. a week. After some discussion the demands of the men were conceded, except that, pending the expira- tion of the financial year in March, 1908, the question of the weekly payment would be met by the concession of a sub" to any workman who might apply for it. BEDWELCLTY. I ALLEGED" EXCESSIVE EXPENSES. I Dr. R. T. E. Davies, J P-, presided—It was ) decided to enter into an agreement with the local gas and waiter company for the supply of gas for public lighting at Argoed. Messrs. J. V. Lewis and A. Thomas strongly protested against. binding the council in this way.- On the motion of Alderman N. Phillips it was decided w ask for prices for the pur- chase of a steam-roller.—'Mr. Lewis Watkins (Aborba>rgoed) said that the officers of the council were charging more expenses than they should when going out of the district. The Surveyor (Mr. J. H. Lewis): I have had the same for sixteen y-t^ars. Mr. Lewis Watkins said he noticed that Mr. F. Hynam, their inspector, charged 5s. for going to Tredegar for a summons, and the surveyor 6s. Mr. S. Godwin: I have been struck with the same idea, and I do not think they should have any more than they spend. Mr. A. Thomas: There should be a stated price. It is unfair that a full-time oliicer should be paid the same as a councillor, who has to lose a day's work. He then moved that an official should only receive half the amount paid to members when attending deputations outside the district.— Alderman N. Phillips seconded. Mr. J. II. Lewis said that was the first time daring sixteen years that his fees had been disputed. I The motion was cxrrled. Mr. Evan Jonee (Blackwood) having I resigned his appointment as assistant-over- seer and collector, Mr- A. Thomas moved, and Mr. Bufton seconded, that Mr. A. Richanls (Blackwood), Mr. Jones's assistant, be appointed collector. Mr. J. V. Lewis then moved that Mr. Evan Jones bo appointed as assistant-overseer. upon the question of the legality of the appointments being raised, Alderman N. Phillips said the motions could be confirmed at the next meeting. Mr. J. V. Lewis moved that the council take steps to arrange for the mification of the poor and district rates. The motion was adopted.
THE LIABILITIES OF LAND- OWNERS. I CORPORATION AND THE COST OF I -MONTHTM,AIER, BRIDGE. Onoe' again the vexed question of a new bridge for Monithernier-road was brought before the finance conimitteo of the Cardiff Corporation on Monday• a recommendation having been made by the Public works com- mittee that a. new bridge was a necessity. Mr. John Mander, as chairman of the com- mittee, said be was chary about spending money, but he waa convinced that this new bridge was a necessity- The cost of the bridge wonld be £ 2,300. leee L400 which the Rhymney Railway Company were prepared to contribute. He (Mr, Mander) hoped that in future the corporation would see to it that landowners oontribnted their share. Mr. Becoooibe said the population on both sides of the bridge was enormous, and the vehicular traffic was very groat. It was really one of the most important bridges in -really one of the nlo,- Cardiff, having regard to the traffic over it. Several members of the committee expressed the opinion that the Rhymney Railway Com- pany ought to contribute more than £ 400, and a motion by Alderman Robert Hughes that the Lord Mayor, the chairman of the committee (Alderman F- J. Beavan), and the chairman of the public works committee (Mr. Jon] Mander) wait upon the company, land- owners, and a.ny others concerned, and report to a future meeting was passed. I
PRICE OF A BOTTLE— £ 5. Jeremiah Desmond, landlord of the Old Tau- ya.rd Inn, Merthyr, was summoned at Mer- thyr on Monday for keeping his house open during prohibited hours- Mr. P. P. Charles defended. Close upon twelve o'clock on the n-ight of Mr. John Redmond's visit to Merthyr, Police- constable Rtcuar5 Jones saw a bottle con- taining whieky handed to a James Wheelan. The defence was that the liquor had been paid for before stop-tap by a customer who was staying at the public-bouse that night. A fine of £5 and coets was imposed.
CARDIFF PROVIDENT DISPENSARY The statement for the week ended Decem- ber 14 shows :-Number of attendances at the dispensary with medicine supplied, 105; n n ntKar admitted dariug the week, 7.
Pembroke Hunt Tragedy! I FARMER THROWN FROM HIS HORSE I AND KILLED I The Pembrokeshire hunt on Monday waa suddenly stopped by a fatal accident, Mr. J. Smith, of Cbiirolila-nds. the father of the lnmt, and a farmer known tlirongho-ut West Wales, breaking his neck. Hounds met at Solva. There was a large field out, and they worked towards Rickes- ton Hall. When on Penbrian Farm, Mr. Smiths hcrso gibbed at a. small bank with a- ditch on each eide, and unseated the rider. Mr. Smith, a big, heavy man, pitched forward and alighted on his head, breaking j his neck. Dr. Harris and Dr. Wil?ams, of St. David's, w?rp within a few ya-rdf, and at once went to his assistance, but death must have been instantaneous. The dead man wns carried to Park Hall, and hounds were called off and tho hunt 8tÜVped. Mr. mith was a fe-ar,eF-s rider, and was regularly out wit.h lioands. A quarter of a- century ago b, father met his death in a similar manner. Deceased leaves a widow and large family. Joe key Injured While riding one of his father's yearlings at Dunbar on ,Monday John M'Call, the jockey, bad his left leg broken by the animal slipping and throwing him. M'Call is pro- gressin-g favonrably. J j
II CARDIFF CITY'S FIRST I FIXTURE. NORTHERN UNION GAME AT MERTHYR. Cardiff City, the new Northern Tnion club, are to play Merthyr a.t the College Field, Mer- thyr, on Christmas D-ay. The team to repre- sent the former will be selected from tbe fol- lowing Full-back, Jim Dawson three- quarter backs, A. Seantiebury, Llandaff Smith. Jack James, W. ila-rrison, and Fred Smith; half-backs, W. Goodman, A. Tresize, and W. Fearnkn*; forwards, Fred Cornish I (captain), T. Ramsey. D. Mapleston. Jack Bowen, C. Blake, G. Lewis, W. Wilkins, Joe Burr, and T. Reece. I I ANOTHER PLAYER GOING NORTH. I Bert Huzzey (Cardiff Bomilly), aged 21, height 6ft. Hin., weight 13st. 61b., who is a fast man, and played his two last seasons for Cardiff Romil-ly and Llandaff, leaves to- day (Tuesday) with a Cardiff Northern Union ajpent.' The terms are 940 bonus, £2 for a win, 55s. for a draw, and 25s. for a loss, with a berth worth 30s. a week. A well-known wing three-quarter will alao be going to Rochdale at the same time to pla.y a trial on amateur lines.
WEST OF SCOTLAND V. CAM- BRIDGE UNIVERSITY. Played at Partick, Glasgow, on Monday. Cambridge at once pressed, but their haivee could not get on. Currie nearly scored, but fumbled. Before half-time, however, Wright raced over with an unconverted try. In the second half Cambridge monopolised tho play, and Wright again got over. Later in a loose burst Lely scored. Wright scored for Evans to convert. Final score: Camtbridige 14 points. We.st of Scotland Nil. Monkstown,, 6 points; Oxford University, 0. ASSOCIATION. WESTERN LEAGUE. Tottenhatm TiToitis-p,utr, 2; Luton, 0. Jxiyton. 1; Brentford, 1. Portsmouth, 1; Southampton, 0. Penajrth Parish Ohurch Beeerves, 4; Oaer- lerJll Reserves, 0. Penyian, 3; Claud Juniors, 1. NEWPORT V. DE VON PORT ALBION. I The Newport committee on Monday night selected the following to represent them at DevonpoTt on Saturday next:—Back, F. Burt; three-quarter backs, Stanley Williams, W. J. Winfield, R. B. Griffiths, and R. C. S. Plummer; half-backs, T. H. Vile and W. J. Martin; forwards (selected from), G. Boots, J. J. Hodges, E. Thomas, F. Jenkins, E. Jen- kins, T. Lewis, P. Waller, W. Webb, and H. J. Prrtchard. Duncan M'Oregor is again fit, but has not been included in the team on acoount of his int-enition of taking part in the Soottisih triaJ match. CARDIFF V. LLANELLY. I Recognising that the match at Llanelly next Saturday is sure to be a very stiff one, the Cardiff team this week intend to put in some hard training with a view to preserv- ing the record. The committee on Monday nwrhit selected the following players :-Baok, H. B. Winfield: three-quarter backs (selected from), J. L. Williams, R. T. Gabe, R. A. Gibbs, R. C. Thomas, and C, M Craitih; half-backs, R. Davies and P. J. A. F. Bush forwajd? (selected from). J. A. Brown, G. Northmore, J. Ca?ey. W. O'Neill, J. Powell, J. Pugslcsy, F. Smith, L. George, G. Yewlett, and D. Westacott. Ralph Thomas ha6 not recovered from his illness, and is unlikely to play, while G. Northmore is also an uncertain starter.
VICTORIA A.F.C.—A Grand FOOTBALL TOURNA- MENT on Dec. 27th; competition open to all junior teams in South Wales; twelve gold-centre medals for the winning team; entrance closes Dec. 20ta.-Partlou- lars apply C, Jones, Sec. e3981zl7 TALYWA-IN (Welsh Union Club), Monmouthshire Junior League Champions, have Jan. 11th, Feb. 8th and 22nd, March 21st Open.-WrtI.e Beg. Wsutkine, Sec. ezl8
WIFE FOUND UNCONSCIOUS. SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A SWANSEA MAN. At Swansea, on Monday William Sims (58), labourer, was charged at Swamsera. on Monday with assaulting and wounding his wife.4 The prosecutrix, who seemed to be very weak and overcome, said her husband came home on Saturday night very drunk and struck her violently on the chest. He then pushed her out of the house, and she fell on the pavement, a.nd then defendant vio- lently kicked her on the back of the head. She remembered nothing more until she found herself in the hospital. The witness added, "He is very impulsive in temper, but very forgiving. I don't want to press the charge." Police-oonstable English said he saw a crowd in Evans-terrace on Saturday night, and found the prosecutrix lying on the pave. merot unconscious. Seeing she had a wound on the back of the head, he bajxlaged it up, and took her to the hospital. Defendant was in bed when arrested, and when charged at the station said, "I never touched her more than you did." Dr. Jones, house eurgeom. SwaMea Hospital, stated that he found a wound on prosecutrix's head down to the bone. The defendant was remanded for a week.
WEST WALES SANATORIUM BAZAAR AT ST. CLEARS: OPENED BY MRS. GWYNNE-HUGHES. At the St. Clears Council Schools on Mon- day a successful bazaar was held in aid of the building fund of the AHtymynydd Sana- torium. The function had been organised by Mrs. R. M. Thomas, of Llanddowror, agisted by several ladies in the neighbourhood. It was well attended, amongst the principal people present being Mr. and Mrs. Gwynne- Hughee, Tregeyb; Mr. and Mrs. Protheroe Beynon, Trewern; Mr. and Mrs. Lewie, Clyn- gwynne; Mrs. Stepbene, Trawsmawr; Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Whaldon, Carmarthen; Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Harries, The Croft; Dr. Bowen Jcxnee, Carmarthen; Mr., Yrs" and Miss Thomas, laaaiddowrckr; Mr. and Mrs. Towers- Smith, Langha-rne; Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas, Penyooed; the Rev. C. F. Owen and Mrs. Owen, the Rev. William Daviee and Mrs. Davies, and others Mr. R. H. Harries, M.F.H., introduced Mrs. GwynnE-Hughæ, and said they all knew the prominent part Mrs. Gwynne-Hughes and the Trejeyb family generally had taken in furthering the sanatorium, movement. Mrs. Gwynne-Kughes, in declaring the bazaar open, paid a tribute to the memory of tbe late Lady Drununond. Living near the lato Lady Drummond as she did, she was well aware of that lady's kindly character, and no one went to her in sorrow .and trouble without getting sympathy, and, very often, practical help. Continuing, she said she had that moyednftit very much at heart. There could be no doubt as to the great benefits to be derived from the sana- torium. treatment. A considerable sum of money had been raised by Mrs. Davies-Eva-ns, of Highmeod, as a Lady Drummond Memorial Fund, and the proceeds of that bazaar would, she hoped, with that money completely wipe out the dobt on the building fund. There was a. number of artistically- arranged and well-filled stalls, and duriug the afternoon a.nd evening a, splendid I musical programme was arranged.
"EOYAL HAMADRYAD" SEAMEN'S HOSPI- TAL. The report for the week ended December 14 shows:—Number of patients remaining last week, 38; admitted since, 16; discharged, 11; died, 1; out-patients treated, 86; remaining in howitaX. 43.
Milliner's Assistant GETS £1,000 DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF PROMISE. Miss Ethel May Morey, a milliner's assis- tant, living with her parents at 42, Lonedale- road, Barnes, sued James Oswald Kirkley, of Cleadon Park, Durham, before Mr. Justice Eidley and a special jury on Monday to recover damages for breach of promise of marriage. Mr. Salter, K.C., for the plaintiff, said his client was introduced by her brother to the defendant, a clerk in Lloyds Bank at a salary of £ 120 a year. lie was the eon of a solicitor practising in London. At this point Mr. Herbert ield. for the defendant, said that lie was not in a position to contest that there had been a promise, as his client was in Egypt. Hence it would be only a question of damages. Continuing, Mr. Salter said that the defen- dant proposed to the plaintiff on ber twenty- first birthday, and some time later his father called on her father and asked him who his ancestors were. Some people would have been annoyed at such a question, counsel remarked, but Mr. iforcy received it with good humour. In the early part of this year a relative of Mr. Kirkley died, and the latter succeeded to very large property and estates in the North of England. In fact. he was now living the life of a country gentleman. The defence was that defendant's health was Too bad for him to carry out his promise. Defendant at the time of the engagement was a bank clerk, but had resigned and gone to Egypt for his health. The jury found for Miss Morey, who was awarded £1,000 damages for breach of promise.
INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF BANKRUPTCY Mr. Wm. Evans Retires This Year It is officially announced that Mr. W. Evans, the Inspect or-General of Bankraptoy, will retire on a pension on January 1 next. He will be succeeded by Mr. J. G. Willie, tho junior assistant-secretary in the Eailway Department, of the Board of Trade. M<r. Evaus is a native of North Wales, and, despite his long residence in London, he has retained his close association with all things Welsh. He spea.ks the laugaagle in its strictest parity, and has written a good deal during his long and busy life. Mr. Evans has for many years been a prominent figure in all London-Welsh movements, and was one of the founders of the Welsh. Olub in White- hall Ocrort.
STABBED WITH A KNIFE. SWANSEA MAN AND WIFE'S LODGER. John liberie "52) wae charged at Swansea on Monday with wounding William George Friend with a knife with intent to do him grievous bodily harm. Prosecutor, a deal carrier, living at 2. Recorder-street, said he was having sapper on Saturday night in the kitchen when he heard a' knock at the front door. On open- ing it prisoner was there, and. without say- ing anything, struck him on the left shoul- der. Witness fgund 6he had been cut. Pri- soner made as if to strike him in the stomach, but witness prevented him, and then saw that he had a knife in his hand. Feeling blood flowing, he ran to the hos- pital. Witness's landlady was Mrs. Morris, prisoner's wife, with whom he had been lodging for two years. Prisoner had been living apart from her. About a month before this prisoner rushed into the house with a, knife in his htliDd and threatened his wife, and witness took up the poker to him. Dr. Jones, house surgeon at Swansea Hos- pital, stated that he found a wound two and a half inches deep. The prisoner, formally charged, said, "I don't want to say anything." He was com- mitted for trial at the sessions.
SHIPPING CASUALTIES. [Lloyd's Telegrams.] Moiaday. PadoBa—Biarritz telegraphs: Swedish barque Padoea stranded on Biarritz Beach owing to bad weather and is total loss master and six men saved, three missing, one body ashore. Padosa left Bilbao on 5th, in ballast, destination unknown. Rajore.-Astoria, cables: British ship Kajore p'lJft back Sunday, with losses and damages sustadnflt in heavy weaither; steering gear damaiged seriously; will repair here KumakaAa Maru and Kyoyei Mara.—Kobe telegraphs: Japanese steamer Kttmakata Maru stranded near Nagasaki; assistance sent. Japanese steamer Kyoyei Maru No. 1 stranded near Hokkaido; assistance sent. Brualel.-Dunkirk telegraphs: British barcpie Brunei, previously reported agroood out- side harbour, assisted afloat. Aneaioe, British ship, Newcastle (Australia) for Portland (Oregon), put into Sydney with crew refractory. Vmnnaseda, Spanish steamer, from Botter. dam, put into Southampton yesterday with machinery deranged. Velocity, Bristol steamer, towed into Milford Haven y esterday with machinery de- rangied. Kildona.—Halifax cables: British steamer KildOna ashore on Brazil Bock and has broken up; crew on passing steametr May- land, Halifax for St. John's. Clara Blumenfeld.—Grimsby telegraphs: Steam trawler Eento arrived with crew of German steamer Clara Blumen- feld, Newcastle for Hamburg, cargo coal, which had her hatches smashed in and afterwards filled and sank about 140 miles south-east of Spurn Head. Galatea, ketch, of Goole, Hull for Gravesend, with coal, foundered on Saturday ten miles off Southwodd in gale; crew landed at Dover. Permvu telegraphs: Navigation dosed. Jnsrto.Maranham telegraphs: Norwegian barque Justo, after leaving port, was wrecked and totally lost, shin and cargo. 30 miles below Maranham; all on board landed here. Ounford.-A telegram from Macau (Råo Grande del Morte) states: British barque Gunford, Hamburg for Santa Rosalia, wrecked at Fogo Reef; crew saved. Kildona.Hali.fax cables: Crew of steamer Kildona, previously reported ashore, were saved by steamer Louisburg. Padosa, barque, previously reported, wae bonnd from Bilbao for the Canaries. Brunet-Dunkirk telegraphs: Barque Brunei, previously reported, is apparently un- damaged. AndVomeda and Charlotte C-olb-erg.-Copen- hagen telegraphs: Russian schooner An- dromeda. Kotka for London, and Danish schooner Charlotte Oolberg, of Copen- hagen, col tided; both put in badly damaged. Miss Hunt.-Bideford telegraphs: Schooner Miss Hunt, cargo of pitwood, ashore near Hart land Point; breaking up; fate of crew unknown. Valeska, Swedish brig, Poole tor Stockholm, towed into Christiansand, lost mainmast. Dowmh ire, steamer, returned Dundrum. rudder disabled through bumping on bar; expected will dry dock. Gforbea Mendi and Enosis.—Spanish steamer Gorbea Mendi, entering dock Newport (Mon.). on Saturday, collided with Greek steamer Rnoeie, doing considerable damage to bow. Venema, Norwegian barque, Hull for Malmo, abandoned in sinking condition fifteen miles north of Hirtshars; crew saved and landed at Oscol. Bertha and Thor.—Barque Bertha, Fredrik- stadt for Melbourne, arrived Tyne damaged through ooUision on the 12th off Jutland with stream trawler Thor, gap- poeed German; letter lost mizenmast, Ac.
BOXING. JPCWOTHCOMING COMPETITIONS -p-I PRIDD. _? ?_ A boxing carnival will oe neia at tne woutn Wales Athletic Club, Pontypridd, on Satur- day evening. For the 6st. championship of the world Champion Joey Smith (London} and Kid Logan (America) will compete. There will aJso be other competitions. A MATCH FOR DRISOOLL. I Jim Drisooll, of.Cardiff, Bet. lOl-b. champion of ElDigliand, has been matched to box "iSpike" Rotoson a-t the National Sporting Chib. Lon- don., in Petbamairy, 1908, at 9srt. The stakes will be EZ50 asade and a purse provided by the oktb.
SIR ALBERT SPICER, M.P. I The President of the Board of Trade has appointed Sir Albert Spicer, M.P., to be a m,ema,ber of the Commercial Intelligence Advi- sory Committee, in place of the late Mr. T. F. Blackweilil.
ECCLESIASTICAL NEWS. I The Rev. Re-es Lewis, cu rate-in-charge of G-iais, Swamssa Valley, has been offered by the Bishop of St. David's, and has accepted, the living of Llansantffraid with Bettws- Dysserth, near Llandrindod. The living, with residence, is worth JB120 per annum.
RECORD HERRING CATCH. The official returns of the season's catch of herrings at Yarmouth show that up to Saturday 51,031 lasts had been landed, a total of 673,609,200 herrings, which no herring port in the world has ever heao ILhJe to show.
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Passing Pleasantries. Yotsn-g lawyer (on his first oase): I'd give anytbing to win this case—buir—I don't see how I can possibly clear you. Prisoner (modestly suggestive):' I s'poee yer wouldn't care to get up and swear yer committed the crime yerself, would yer? "I know the Sunday School song tht sister likes best. It's Puit your arm around.' You bad child! there's no such eomg. It's 'Put your armour on. Then why does Mr. Waggiee always put his arm arou-nd you wthen you sintg it in the parlour?" Why don't you go, to work,?" ohs asome of a tramp. I am a-working, lady." "At what? You show no signs of tt." "No matter for that, -in, I'm a-worfcing as a, travelling advertieetnwTit for a soap firm. I'm the 'Before card, amd my partner round the corner represents the A-ftoer TTeimg' end of tbe comfourataoo. Thank you. mum." MR., MRS., OR .L ¡ The tiPamoar struck the, ree,r wn-eei 00 tire bicycle. The cvyclist described a parabola, and fell upon a pile of bricks. The cyclist, raised on one elbow, reached back an arm towards a rear pocket oif the knickerbockers and collapsed insensible. A sergeant of the p-olice felt i-n, the cyclif?t s pocket and drew out a silver flask labelled J. J. Jones, 400, Bonton-etreet." Go to 400, Bonton-street, said the sergeant to a policeman, and tell Mrs. Jones that Mr. Jones has -—" The sergeant paused, and drew ø. hamd mirror from another pocket. "Tell Mr. Jones that Mrs. Jones has The doctor who was aeaistinigi tickled the cyclist's lijiP witih a feat-her he was trying to burn under the nostrils. The cyclist smiled and m-arnured:- Charlie!" Tell Mr. and Mrs. Jones that Miss Jones has met with an accident." ■■