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1 HOUSE OF LORDS.—FRIDAY. i The rlarl ot Kinib. rlev, 111 r- ply to iora uury, I ottered seme explanations as to the course which j would be adopted by the Government in dealing v. 1 h the quotien of ihe attack by the Uoers on a de- lit unieui of llie ith ltcginieut; and also explained, m r.-ply t? Lord Lammgtcn, the d.lference, in his in.-ii, bc?-rni the terms "6nz-'n'i"ty" and "vt'?'?nty." Lord Cainis gave notice that on i.??.?'hu would caU atUnuun to the arrail:e- .i tlto H?'r?;:tnd Lord Granville l iving staHd that the adjournment of their lord- > lor the I as er re-cess would ke from llio • 1 April tj the olh .May, instead of from the 7i.n April io lheltli May, their lul-Lishil s adjourned. I I ilOnE OF COALUOSS.—FRIDAY. j Jlr. uiaufloue, in rt-I iv to Adnurai feir J. Hay, the Government li. d at present no information t'j justify llicin in stat ng that, the attack by tt.e I ei rs 011 the y-ltil Regiment must be exclutlud fi-oiii tne general amnesty. With reference to a further ipa-Mioii fioin Sir .U. Hiiks-Beach, as to ti.e time at which the Royal Commission will commence its i.tiioiirs, and other details, Air. Gladstone said he be prepared with an answer on .Monday. The t.. bate oil Air. JStanhope's resoluticn against ti.e v. ithurawal of Briti»h troops from Southern Afghan- is.an was resumed by Loid Lievi-go liitiiiilluii, who spoiie strongly in support of the motion. 11 r. i'a.vcett followed, JeldHling tllu action of the Jiinisiry, which Nytts cc: s'ncd by Air. Oi.slow and Air. L'airympie, Air. Lalliol liictt and Air. Laing speak- ing in Javi. ur of the withdiaw al oftho I5ritish loices. Tiie Marquis of Hartington, rising amid Aliniaieiial e'leeÜlJg, vbbel HU that a milder resolution of ccii- ure, considering that it was bi ought 1U1 warJ by a gieal parly, it ?nh difficult to conceive. Conquer- ing the nightly inlcipcliations adurcssed to him uuuiig ti.e session, ana which had tur their obj.ct ti at we ought to remain peiinanently at Kandaoar ti c tenils 01 the resolution were a surprise to him, and he could not but think somewhat of a disap- pointment to the latriotic Association. He did iiut say that 110 disturbances would follow our retirement, but when in the history of Afghanistan was the 1 ulership transferred without, and what mission had we to prevent it taking place, esptcially as tl 0 anarchy hud been distinctly brought about by our OWH act:* His lordship spoke an hour and a half, and was followed by air S. Northcote, and at the conclusion of his speech, the House divided, when Mr. Stanhope's motion was rejected by 336 to 216- or it majority of 120. The House adjourned at two o'clock.
HOUSE OF -LORDS.-Tt:icSI)AY. I The Earl of Kiinberley, replying to Lord Cran- ¡ brook, confirmed the intelligence in the newspapers i 4oncerniiig the surrender of the Potchefstroom gar- rison during the armistice, and read a telegram from Sir Evelyn Wood containing the terms upon which the commanding officer of the beleaguered garrison surrendered. Lord Enlield, in answer to Lord Waveney, said that though he had no specific in- formation, there was very little reason to doubt that the Indian Government had been in receipt of the revenues of Candahar during the occupa- tion of that city. Earl Spencer, in answer to the Marquis of Lunsdowne, explained the course which the Privy Council intended to take with regard to the renewal or modification of the orders issued by them for preventing the spread of foot-and-mouth disease. His Lordship said the measure which had been taken at the beginning of the year had led to all almost continuous diminution of diseases, and it had been completely kept out of Scotland. Special measures had been taken to pre- vent the introduction of diseased animals ?uni abi-oad. The House adjourned at a quarter to six o'clock. 1 ————— i HOUSE OF COMMONS.—TUESDAY. I The but-inet-s opened wiill the motion fur the second reading of the Thames River Bill, which was opposed by Air. Hitchie, who moved that it dealt with ques- tions which ought to be consid^rod in a public and nut in aprivate bill. Sir Sydney W iteriow Ee. onde l the resolution, and after some discussion, Air. Cham- berlain consentei to its withdrawal, and to introduce it as a public measure. Air. Childers read a 1 from Sir Evelyn Wood as to the SUU'Ollder uf the garrison of Potchefsti 00111, and said that the Govern- ment were not yet in receipt of .sullicient information as to the reply to be sent. Then followed a weari- some string of questions by private members, until at length Air. Ashton Dilke brought on his motion declaring that the introduction of a decimal system of weights and measures ought not to be longer delayed. In regard to coinage, he suggested the adoption of system by which the pound sterling should remain the unit, which retained the florin, and made the J farthing 1,000 instead of 960 to the pound. Mr. Anderson proposed, as an amendment, that a select committee be appointed to inquire whether any basis; ■ could be found for a decimal system that would not so seriously disturb existing conditions as to make it practically inexpedient to change. Mr. Chamber- i lain explained why he was unable to accept the motion, and suggested its withdrawal. Further in- quiry as proposed by the amendment was not need- ful. considering the amount of information they possessed on the subject. Mr. Dilke accepted the amendment, and the motion having been negatived, the House divided and rejected the amendment by 108 to 28. The House adjourned at 1.10.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.—WEDNESDAY. u The first order d the day wi6 the s'-cond reading of the Metropolitan Op. n Spaces A t (1877) Amend- meut Bill, which was moved by Air. W. II. Jan 1 s. The object of the bill is to c-xti.nd the fit- iliti, s hy which squares, private gardens. iiid liii, al grounds of the metropolis may from time to time ne I acquired, and rendered available as publi<* r<-sorls. Earl Percy moved the rejection of the bill. Mr. Courtney, on the pait of tho (nvernment, pro- mised it support, if compensation clauses v r"l introduced; and the oppotd'en !i.tvi'? withdrawn, the bill was read a seeend | time. Mr. Carbutt, member for Monmouth, moved the second reading of the Elections (Closin g of Public-houses) Bill, which propo-es tlat all public-houses shall be closcd on polling < a s at Parliamentary elections. He gave instances io show that where this plan bad been t:i. c e\- perimentally it h?l been attended with lI,al'k'i I benefit, and contended that if it w? nia ie | compulsory all over the Inn?om it ?i- I ensure greater quiet and freedom from riotous pio- ceedings. Air. Litton supported the mtasuie, but moved the adjournment of the d. bale. H order that the views of the publhans n-.i^l.t. L ascertained. The amendment was s, i.v Baron De Ferrieres. The Atto)n?y-<?'t:tl 'n?.d an adjournment, in order that th<- qu stion IJ,jLt: be further considered pclldillg llie discllision of the Corrupt Practices Bill. Air. Carbutt consented to this, and the motion for adjournment was agreed !o. The Municipal Corporation Act (1859) Amendment Bill was read a second time, and the House ad- journed at 4.15.
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NOTES ON NKWS. THE scheme of Air. Pope, Canadian Miui-fer of | Afii icatt ure, for organising s:v ■ o: t tioti troei Ireland to Aluni'oiia, is:to) looUi. 110: ii favour by !ho..e aequaint. d ;v nee. lei' Cold there in winter is '♦ oi ar- able only by young and VI».OIIS in. n, and cm :ant families of WOIIK 11 and chiloii n would he utterly unable to live during t).at time, eqneiaiiv as fuel is exci 11 lingly scarce and dmr, s s. arce lhat m tilers are litquoiitly obliged to crowd into one noose aild t'i bum the materials ot the oli.eis in order to kt't'p themselves from being fro. n i« .loath I-r young- men with capital arid energy .Mauitohu ma\ do very weil, hut iL appears to be a I out to h„t' j hi<.e to which promiscuous emigration should be encouraged. THE county cricket secietaries are now selecting their principal placers for the opening siason. Ex- ciur-ive iiifoinc.Ueii enables US to si;ue lhat the Yorkshire backbone will consist of Llyt.tt, liate8, Lock wood, Hall, Emmett, Grimshaw, and Peate. Ailan Hill and i'iilder are ald.i engaged IJr a tew matches. Nottinghamshire will chielly rely upon Larnes, Oscroft, tShaw, Shrewsbury, Scolton, Setby, Morley, Gunn, and Flowers. Alidwinier will re- turn to Englaud from Ausiialia in Alay to assist "the county of the Graces," G Imioi sti rehire. Derbyshire promises excelh-niiy this giasoil, and there are many more unlikely things t an that her eleven will be near the top of the tue at the end of the slimmer. Several of t e Lancashire team have practice alreanv, and the iirst. of the matches at Alanchesler and Nottingham are down for decision at Easter. IT appears that fourpenny-bits and half-crowns are to be abolished, an unm cc-ssary proceoiiing, as the half-crown is a very useful coin, and llY the aid of fourpeimy and threepenny-bits, any sum of money which does not include fractions of a penny can be paid without the use of coppers. But whilo the authorities aie discussing the question of coins they would do well to consider tho desir- ability of introducing a piece of money which has obvious advantages, and is much needed-a gold five-shilling piece. The old-fashioned crown, which seems to havo been chiefly devoted to the "tipping" of little school boys, though, no doubt, regarded as a handsome and glorious coin by its youthful recipients, was felt to be bur- densome by the grown-up financier; and even now that crowns are scarce, a sovereign's worth of change, half-crowns and florins, is a heavy weight to the pocket, and bulges out a purse considerably. SOME "funny man" has suggested that the collection of th'j census papers would be a splendid opportunity for ascertaining the opinion of the country upon the policy of the Government He remarks that householders might be requested to write upon the returns delivered to them their opinion upon the evacution of Candahar. We do llo-t know whether, tta Artemus Ward might have said, this was "writ sarkaslic," or whether tho writer, when he penned the lines, wits in earnest. Anyway, the idea is not a bad one. It might, however, be indt tiniUly extended. Say, for ealllple. the liritish householder, in addition to enumerating his family, their ago, inliriuitHs, religious beliefs, and occupations, were asked to express all opinion, upon the much vexed question of total abstinence and Sunday closing, or to give a vote upon the matter of marriage with a tieel aell wife's sister t The Government, armed with the replies to the queries, would be able to legislate for the public with the conviction that they were sailing with the popular wind in their favour. M11. CHIIJIEUS has issued the rules for inflicting punishnn ills OIl soldiers who ncid summary punish- ment and are not henceforth to be subjects of the lash. The chief penalty is putting all olicr.der in irons. Hut there is 110 strait Waistcoat, such as seems at one moment to hare been contemplated, nor any tying uji The second punishment is that a prisoner 011 ihe march may be attached, handcuffed, to a waggon, cart, or horse, and ma .0 to move for- ward at a walking pace. A third punishment is weight-carrying. If the prisoner is in irullt; he must not be attached to the waggon if he is at- ia 0 cd to the waggon he iiiut.1 not cany weights, nor must the iron and the weights Le put upon him at the same time. But he may have the Lllle" pun- ishments successively on the same day. They may be illllide I 011 fourteen sevcial days. Lut those fourteen days niuit not be successive. It set ins that Air. Childers appeals to the higher feelings of the soldiers. He believes them capable of technic degra- dation, and believes that these punishments will bo deterrent., because they involve public shame. A cmiors suggestion has been made by an en- thusiastic philanthropist. The writer has at heart the cause of the luckless horses and beasts, who should be—but anionunately are not always—under the caie of the Society for the Prevention of Cruolty to Animals, lie argues that man)- persona who witness acts of cruelty towards animals in the sinets are afiaid to interfere because they have no power, and suggests that they would not hesitate to do so if they were invested with scnie badge of authority. lie proposes, therefore, that the society especially organised for the purpose of preventing ill-treatment of dumb aniin ds should create an order of amateur special constables fully accredited to stop the British cabman whose steed may be olf colour," 01 to examine the jaded hack of the coal- cart man or hawker, and run their eye over his shoulders and b gs. The plan is possibly feasible enough, but it might be rather awkward in opera- tion, especially if other societies followed suit. We should soon have one half the City decorated with badges arresting the ether and undecoratcd half. IT is not often that a lap-dog- has to suffer the indignity of being arrested and locked up in a. police-station, like a common tramp, as a vagrant. Such a terrible late, however, seeing to have over- taken Air. Joss," lavourite poodle of her lioyai Highness the Princess of Wales. It was stated that ai-tiic time the prince and pi inccss left the Charing Cross Station for Russia their fa rourite dog, "Joss," accompanied them as far as tlej platform, when it was given over to one of the attendants. As the train left the station, Joss managed to break away, and rushed at full speed after the express. As he did not return, all hopes of the poodle weie given. Up, and it was concluded that the unfortunate quad- luped had been cut to piece:. On Saturday morn- ing, however, it transpired that a "vagrant dog" had been apprehended by an active and vigilant oflieer in Eaton Square, and t:tken to tho nearest police-station. Upon inquiry the »tran»er pioved to lie the royal Joss, it is needless to add that the princely favourite was promptly n; torcd to his own quarters at Marlborough House. Ti.e faithful pet appeared highly disgusted at the treatment meted out Io him, and has been in the sulks ever sinco. It is a lortunate circuinsiance that L" was recognised, as otherwise he miuiit have been allolloil a dose of prunsie aeid, the diet geiielaily allotted to un. claimed members ot the canine tribe that may happen to fall into the hands ol tho police. 1H1"H tenants will tremble in their boots on learn- ing the latest lie v. s 1 loin France. If appears that a French ehemist who had been moved by the troubles of the landlords in t .e Sister Lie set his wits to work itnd has at last eeiicocti d a preparation by means of w hich tenants wl:u uii! not pay their rent may bo evicted without dillleulty, danger, or expense. Tho plan is so simple thótt ii willwosl certainly be readily taken up, It is ci.'i:mi.d by t1.1) inventor that a small quantity of the powdered preparation sprinkled be- fon; Minrise 1 n the. land adjacent to the refractory tenant's dwellii g will under it absolutely impossible for any human being to remain within half a mile of li e spot for at seven days. At the end of that time a fnsli supply can be laid down, and tho process repeated od in/itiili'iii. The powder, we are told, produces violent nausea and other uncomfortable and unph tsant feelings," though it is not dangerous to life, and causes no inj uriousclfects cattle. Ibis opens up a terrible outlook, and we ti ust the ingenious French chemist will pauso before he gives his awful pieparation to the world. We, fear it would toon be put to other purposes b'-yond that for which it has been especially concocted. What a tine weapon it would be in the hands of the Ub tructive party in the House of Commons. Half an ounce judiciously distributed would do more to block the passage of a Bill than a month's talk. With every ALP. attacked with nausea Hi, Stephen's would soon be deserted. Nothing is said by the chemist as to the effect of the powder upon the man who eariied the stuff about to lay it down. Wo presume he would be an un- pleasant neighbour in an omnibus or railway car.
There were 21 British and foreign wrecks reported during the past week. Mr. Peno'arves, chairman of the Liberal party in East Cornwall, has b !.1 selected as the Liberal can- didate for St. Ives. The total imports of foreign stock into London last week amounted to 11,092 head. In the corre- sponding week Ja. t 3 ar we u.ceived 3874 in 1879, 13,421 and in lSti, 10,376. Of foui- petitions for liquidation of affaire filed 11 Leicester dui ing the last few days, three were prc- Bented by farmerIn the fir.;t case, Joseph Hrid- more Fox, of IJesford, farmer and grazier, esti- mated his liabilities at £ 3,892 in the second Wm. Exton, of Narboiough, farmer, stated his debts at £ 1,300; while in the third instanco Samuel Sharpe of Grimston, farmer, stated his liabilities at £ i. Mr. histler s facility is altogether distanced by it young Italian artist, Signor Carlo, who has jufct ariiYed in 1 aris. A member of the company chooses a subject, and the painter procceds to depict it on a large canvas, Oft. by 3ft. In four of five minutes the picture i, finished and replete with details. The work leaves much to be desired but, as an instance of lightning speed, combined with a harmonious ttmmhlc, it is said to be simply marvellous. "William Henry Cryer, a boy of 11, has been charged, at Bristol, with stripping a child named Turner, only three years of age, and stealing ail its clothes. He took the child to a Held in the outskirts of the city, undressed it, and leaving it naked, sold the clothes at a marine-store, telling the shopkeeper his mother had no further use for them. The ehiid WHS discovered, and taUen to the police-station, i%UO, its parents found. The magistrate ordered the o'i'ender to be whipped.
Poetry. I I VOICES OF 'I HE NIGHT. I I (A Carilnn.) ■•The morning cometh anil the Mack night." » Wii.itni ilie nuht, I) atchinaii ? --The » of the 1) *un.-l>. it must be coming to clia-e the clouds away What of the uight (l Watchman ? tliat is so ilaik and ihvn r — tftirulj lite diwn is lire ikin_, the morning must lie ne:tr. gurol> the .1111 is ciuiiini, to eh a e the ehmiN away- What of »h« night, O Watehin «n J—Wh it Watchman of tlie da Answering, spuke the Watchman, the night is dark and diva)'. But through the night, ring voices, that all that will, may lit-ii" Like lieIs at evening pea ing. that ling out luud an 1 c ear. ( bear tlieui irom my w^tuhtower, itiki thii is what they say Awake Awake O sleeper .Arise and .vatcli and pi-;L% These are he clouds it at darken H, fo--e the, pass away The darkness that nni-1 deepen lief re the ilawu <ii ilav. Hie thrones oil eartti ;ire shaking,— 'I hi- iu:e i f Heaven i, near '111,. P.e\' IIf Hell '11'" 'I'Llkiug- I lie sign, nt iKKim appear Tiie il it uf Heaven is hrt"aking-- >• would that H «eio here One too-I upon the :J.tcIJt..we.. in ages long gore hy, Aild cli'Al tile ti,,i,k vl,ttitl. g:it)it-i. ,ket iliv slt)i itiv sky Anil tue. ri n: nf the w iters, t iht h"n tile end nas nigh And now th.ugh t:t a hundred and twenty ears may he, tiiii- (iiiici,s.ti,ils (juivt-r Into etemit. Ati-I the IzLst fliiwin*; river, l»!elid> with T'le Imllnlile-is sea rJ lie lit ki.ess shall lit- neeper, J>i fin i- the dawn ul d Aw;ik>- ;i«a e u -dcejier A ■ is- and watch and pray CAMIIRIA. From Scripture (Isiiah, xxi, II, 1-), ;md Spenner I think, (liiulitof re-puiiiiouioii reserve.!).
OLD WltliXMAM AD THE It ABO UTS. Sii.U ler the above beading I read a letter by )1.- E. I..1. ill ymir valuable columns of I arch 5th, ill which lie referred to a short letter by Cas" on the old term Wrexham. I beg to state that he misiiii.U-i-sto.nl my "tt."lll"lIt. hy saying that Wivxhaui w;is a Welsh town before it was Saxon, because it had an ancient name as well as a Saxon name." What I sanl was the ancient name Caer Fant.ell and Wrexham were both Welsh terms, anil that the radICat" "f the last term were Gwr-ec am." I was higidypeasedby his quotation from Brown Willis"—" that tlifc Steeple was cast down in 1330, and that the markets were changed from Sunday to Thursday." As there was a Steeuie cast down, it shows that there was a church and a town (or village) existing. As there was a market (whether it was held on Sunday" or no!) it proves that there was culti- Tated land—orchards, &c., in its surroundings. The above-mentioned date is early, but are we to believe that the neighbouring towns and villages were built, inhabited, and the land cultivated, before Wrexham and its viciiiity ? Llangollen and its castle were in existence upwards ot a thousand years before the date 1330. Bangor Isycoed and College before the Chiistian era. Croesoswald, Oswestry on the one side, and Caerlleon ar dwy— Chester on the other side, with an abundance of evidence that they were existing before the Christian era, and are we to believe that there was then no town where Wrexham now is? Your correspondent, through Mr Overton's information, gays that Mr t'ennant in his works says "it appears by the ancient name to have been of Saxon origin, bring called Wrighteshain, and that the Rev. D. R. Thomas, oeeretary to the Cambrian Archeologicai Society, says that the name has been variously written in six different ways, &c., and adds that the frequent occurrence of the terminal ham," signifying home, or hamlet, connects it with the Saxon origin. Mr Pennant has given us much information on many subjects, but in the present his information is not required, for we have abundance of evidence in the term itself, D. R. Thomas makes his argument very weak, by saying that the term was written in six different ways." It clearly proves that the term was not properly understood. And that the terminal ham,' signifying home or hamlet, connects it with the Saxon origin." I wonder how can that be, when Wrexham had its name a long time before the aspirate (h) was in existence. Mr Wells, in his ten rules. Barrow and others, asserts that whenever we find a Welsh word, root, or any other part of a word in foreign languages, that the Welsh can claim such words as their property and that whenever it is found in the name of mountains, valleys, rivers, &e., that such are monuments that the Welsh lace has been inhabiting the place, and that the Welsh was the spoken language. I shall make one cr two observations to prove that Wrex- ham is an ancient Welsh town. (A)—According to the rules above mentioned, we shall take the name of the river. Mr E.1. J. assests that it is Gwenfro, being a real Welsh name. Therefore Gwenfro is a monument that the Welsh race in- habited Wrexham before any other race, and that the Welsh language was spoken there. (B)—To Support the above, there are plenty of Welsh terms within the town, such as Penybryn, Bryny- ffynnon, Peiitrefelili, &c., and a great many more terms which prove the same thing. (C)—We may mention further that the vicinity or surroundings of Wrexham proves the same, for nearly all the surrounding villages, farm-houses, toll-bars, &c., are bearing Welsh names, which is an ample proof that Wrexham is an ancient Welsh town. Among all those Welsh terms (or names) in the vicinity is it reasonable that the term Wrexham is of a Saxon origin, as Mr Pennant and Mr Thomas want us to believe ? No, Wrexham is a Welsh term, the radix of which is Gwr-ec-am. CASWALLON. P.S. The Welsh language was spoken all over Europe, and a great part of Asia, in different dialects. Bunsen on Christianity and Mankind." The Celtics are reckoned to be a very ancient people, but yet they are only children of the Cimbri." Diodorus Siculus. Should we prove Wrexham to be in a flourishing state 2000 years ago, can Mr E. M. J. prove a Saxon foot to be on our soil at that early date ? (J.
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Football. WELSH ASSOCI TlON CHALLENGE CUP. FINAL TIP:. DRUIDS v. WHITE STARS (NEWTOWN). 1 Ills match was played at W rexham on Saturday last, and resulted in the Diuiils becoming the holders of the above trophy tor the second ytar in succes- sion at by tiie Stars, who bail lost the toss, kicking off from the g.-al neaiest the town. All attempt to I.. Wu- atoj.ee made by the Druids, the ball having in-eri taken np the left wing by Vaughan and | a-std across to J.loyd, who took the shot, w hich ILibi otf prevented going through, giving I l") i: 't however a coiner kick. This was entrusted to Bow-en, whoj'llt tlll II¡¡]) ¡:¡¡¡wr fill' frolJJ the oal. Hey wood got a l-ilig shot bllt dil t'CUd the ball over the goal lmr. j f..Tories stopped another si:,it, and then the ball rolled behind the lines wide of the mark. The Stars' forwaids got the ball from the kick out and took it down to the Diuids' quarters, where D. Williams made a good shot, Roheits secured it and got the ball aw ay. Smith then got in possession hut was attacked by, and succumbed t.), J. Andrew, who returned it and the Stars obtained two throws in. A. Powell stopped a dangerous attack on the Diuids' go?l, which w:? renewed after a good return by T. Jones, but the latter had Moonto difend Ili., gotl. R?e??-tarted on a run but J. Powell stopped him and returned the bail, and Lloyd getting hold of it made a smart shot at goal, which Owen just saved going through the goal by vini; a corner kick. Bowen rendered the lat ter useless by putting the ball behind the lines. '1 he Stars made a 11 other attempt to score, but A. I'o well frustrated them. .1. Aiiibew gave them another chance, and the ball was sent over the Druids' goal bar. a uootl run up the wing, but sent the ball beliita! the lines very wide. The Drui ls got a throw near the Corner fla^ and Lloyd made a nice side shot, which Owen lnet and sent behind the lines. B iU'eli to-k the corner kirk, but sent the ball very far out. Vaiiyhan next eot two corner kicks, Williams sending the bail xro'11 the last one over the bar. A shot by Ketley, made directly after, was put over the bar by ¡ Hiiiiiotfc, and Jjoweii again put the ball harinlessiy behind. Smith got an opportunity of scoring, but made a bad shot, and after some passing by all the JJruids' foi wards, the hall w as put Delsinil Clie lines. W. Williams brought the ball up from the kick out., and put it in front of the Stars' goal, from whence J. Andrew rescued it, and took the ball down the light wing, the Stars, however, f illed to keep it in their opponents' territory, and it was brought back. Lloyd took it long shot, which .Tones headed back, and Hey wood put the ball behind the lines. The Druids got a free kick not far from the Stars' goal, I but. it proved ineffectua l, and the Stars again got the hall half-way down the light wing. It was soon returned, and put behind the Stars' goal but rather wide. The Stars' forwards then worked the ball down again, and a free kick was secured. Gittins took it, and put the ball close to the goal, from whence A, Powell made a good return, and Hevwood and Lloyd passed it up the right wing, and obtained a throw in. Lloyd got the ball from the throw, and sent it across the mouth of the goal, and Vaughan getting up. landed it between the posts and secured the first goal at 4.22 (twenty-seven minutes from the start). On resuming, the Dntids continued theattaok, and 1 ley wood was within an ace of repeating the dose. A free kick was given to the Druids a couple of yards from the Stars' goal, but they failed to get the ball through, Heywood eventually sending it behind the lines some distance from the goal. Smith took a header at the goal, but Hibhott secured the bail and hit it away, giving Lloyd a turn the latter, how- ever, sent it just over the bar. The Stars' forwards Again raised the siege, but only temporarily, as Vaughan got the ball up ana in and sent it behind the lines. Gittins followed with a run on the left side, but was Stopped by J. Powell, who played the ball in touch. It was thrown in front of the Druids' goal, but got awav with little difficulty, but was again sent in touch. The second throw placed the Druids' goal in considerable peril. Ketley kicked the ball away, and Morgan sent it back. The Druids' forwards again got it, and by some fine passing soon reached their adversaries' quarters, and Lloyd made a good shot. Owen stopped it. and gave his forwards another chance, of which W. Williams robbed them, and send- ing the ball to Ketley the last-named ran it up the centre, and after being passed from wing to wing Hey wood put it behind the lines. A run Oil the right side by the Druids ended In Jones giving a corner kick. Lloyd took it but reaped no ad vantage, as the Stars'forwards got the ball and got:1. good opportu- nity of scoring. Woosn-.m, however, put it behind the lines. Another attack was better directed, but the younger Powell got the ball away. The Stars then got a free kick for a foul..T. AUIlrew took the kick, and sent the ball to the goal. It was, however, of no avail, and the ball was back in its old quarters, where Jones, Owen, and J. Andrew had severally frustrated the efforts of their opponents to score, when half time was called. On changing ends the Stars got the benefit of a little wind, but they did not at once turn this to account as Heywood and Lloyd got possession of the leather and ran it down their wing. Jones tackled them and re- turned the ball, and Vaughan directly after took a long shot at the Stars' goal, Hibbott catching the ball and throwing it out. Heywood missed a shot, and Ketley sent the ball behind after a free kick by J. Powell. Andrew and Lewis got away on the right and carried the fray into their adversaries' quarters. Williams made an able defence of his goal, and Gittins afterwards sent the ball behind the lines very wide of the goal. After a throw in, Morgan sent the ball well up and Rees put it behind the lines very near the goal, and after another good run the Druids' goal narrowly escaped a downfall. J. Andrew put the ball up, but it was again sent behind the Druids' lines. Smith afterwards got away but was stopped by Jones, and after a run down the right wing Heywood sent the ball behind the lines. J. Andrew relieved his goal and the Druids forwards put in some nice work, the heading being particularly good, they, however, got the ball in touch and the Stars got it away from their goal. Another attack was made and Owen sent the ball away twice, and a free kick to the Druids was rendered useless by the fine play of the Newtown backs, and their forwards got away with the ball and sent it over the Druids' goal bar. Smith made an attempt to score for the Druids, but was frustrated, and Jones stopped a well-aimed shot by Vaughan and returned the ball. Another attack was stopped by the same plaver, and the Stars' for- wards got another innings, which ended in Gittins sending the ball widely behind the goal. Owen stopped a run by the Druids' forwards. After several passages of the ground Smith got a shot, Jones stopped it, and D. Williams got a chance of a clear run, but was collared when iietr goal. The Stars again took the ball up and J. Powell returned it from near his goal, and Lloyd made a run and a good centre W. Andrew brought it back and put it in front of goal, where a free kick was gi ven to the defenders. At this stage Vaughan and W. Andrew appeared likely to treat the spectators to a display of the manly art," but the preliminary spar brought about the intervention of their friends, and, coupled with a caution from the referee, had the effect of restoring peace. The Stars again assailed their ad ver- saries' goal, J Andrew and Woosnam respectively sending the ball behind the lines, and J. Powell stopped a shot by Gittins. The Druids' backs frustrated another attack, and Jones and Vaughan got away with the ball Owen, however, got it from them and sent it back into the Druids' quarters, and after a throw in the goal was relieved by A. Powell. A run on the right by Lloyd and Heywood got the ball behind the Stars' lines, and after the kick out Jones sent it nicely across the goal. Lloyd, however, missed his kick, and the Stars' forwards jetting the ball a run was made. Williams could not be passed, and making a clever return, Owen's services were rendered necessary to save the Star's goal. Heywood then made a long shot, and Hibbott had just thrown the ball away when Vaughan charged him. A corner kick followed, from which Heywood put the ball short of the goal, it was returned to him but he made a bad shot and sent the ball behind. A rush was made at goal by the Druids' forwards, and Smith headed the ball to the goalkeeper who hit it away. Vaughan sent it back but it struck the post, and, rebounding, was put behind by one of the Stars. The corner kick was well placed, the goal narrowly escaped, Owen however again rescued it. The ball was sent twice behind the lines once very wide of the mark, by Jones. Vaughan then got it on the left side, and dodging the backs, sent it at the goal, Hibbott caught the ball, but had not had time to throw it out when Smith and Heywood rushed at him, and he dropped it through the goal at 5.17. The Stars' forwards had little to do with the ball after the kick-off, their opponents getting in possession, and by some extremely good passing taking it into the vicinity of the Stars' goal, Vaughan sending it behind the lines. Owen's fine defence again gave the Stars' forwards a chance, but the only result was to get the ball behind the lines wide of the goal. J. Andrew sent the ball up the left wing and Gittins got a run, A. Powell stopped him, but could not get the ball away and it was put behind the lines, this, however, was the Stars' last effort, and the ball was taken down to their goal and sent over the bar by Heywood. A free kick failed to afford much relief. Ketley got a shot which Hibbott stopped, and the ball was still in front of the Stars' goal when time was called, and the game ended in favor of the Druids by two goals to none. The duties of umpires were ably discharged by Messrs E. Phennah (Civil Service) and S. Williams (Foresters), and Mr S. G. Crump (Stafford Road, Wolverhampton), filled the not very agreeable post of referee. The teams were composed as under :— DRUIDS. I I Goal, B Roberts backs, J. Powell (captain), A. Lowell; half-backs. W. Williams, .J. Bowen right wing, D. Hey- wood. J. Lloyd left win..1. Vaughan, J. Jones; centre, W. Smith. C. Ketley WHITE STARS. Goal, H. Hibbott; hacks, D. Owen, 1. Jones; half- backs. J. Andrew, E. Morgan right wing, V* Andrew, W. Lewis left wing, D. Williams (captain), G. W oosnam; centre, D. Rees, K. Gittins. Notice of a. protest was given by the White Stars on the ground that one of the L'ruids players had not the necessary residential qualification to play. FOOTBALL FIXTURES. HKRWVN RANGERS. April 15th, v. Druids, at Llangollen. April lfith, v Ruthin, at Llangollen. April ISth, v. Shrewsbury, at Llangollen, at twelve noon.
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ARMY DISCIPLINE AND REGULATION (ANNUAL) BILL. On Monday night, the Right Hon. G. Osborne Morgan moved the second reading of the Army Di.-ci- pline and Regulation Bill in the House of Commons. He said he understood that it was the general wish of the House that the debate should conclude at an hour which enable the hon. member for Oxfordshire to biing forward the motion for which he had twice j Secured a tirst place, but which place he had each time l'bt through what he might call the to)tune of War. It would, however, scarcely be respectful or fair to the House if a bill of this importance, involving as it did a considerable change in the discipline of the Army, should be thrown upon the table of the House without a single word of explanation. What he pro- posed to do was to make the statement which he would have made if he had had the opportunity on the brilig- ing in of the bill, and he would confine himself to that which was the only novel or controversial point in it—he alluded to the abolition of corporal punish- ment and the substitution for it of other summary punishments. He knew this was a question upon which military men felt strongly and expressed thein- selves warmly, and for that rea>on, as well as for every other, he would take care not to say a single word which could offend, he would not say the preju- dice—that would not be the proper word—but the honest conviction of any hon. or gallant member on either side of the House. He need not appeal on that point to the right hon. an d gallant member opposite (Colonel Stanley), because he was always fair, and no Minister ever encountered a more courteous critic or a more generous opponent. (Hear, hear.) But he would ask, was it possible that they should desire to retain this shred—this fragment of a punishment-.—one which had been discarded by every other European Power, and which military critics admitted, however efficacious it might have been at former times was, as at pre-ent restricted, not worth keeping. (Cheers.) The question could not be forked upon altogether from a military standpoint. It sh oulil be looked upon from a popular point of view for the numbers of our army were kept up entirely by voluntary enlistment. As the Inspector-General of recruiting said ;—" It must always be borne in mind that the army is a voluntary army, and that the secret of its strength in a recruiting point of view con- sists in its popularity throughout the country." (Hear, hear.) If t herefore there were any cause which kept the best men out of the army, it would not be denied, he thought, that that cause should be removed. Public opinion had undergone a very great change with respect to this question. There was a time when Illell Were flogged slight breaches of discipline, in the year IStiS his hon. friend the member for Rochester introduced an amendment to the Army Discipline Bill with reference to the abolition of corporal punish- ment. He was not in the House at the time his hon. friend did so, but he well remembered the prophecies which were indulged in as to t..e future of the army if the amendment was carried. It was said that the army would become a mere armed mob—that if corporal punishment was abolished other punishments would have to be doubled or tripled. These were the prophicits, but what were the facts? He had examined the returns of general, district, and regimental courts-martial at home and abroad from 1865 to 1879, during which period corporal punishment was inflicted, with especial reference to the number of punishments inflicted. In the year 1866 the total number of punishments—510 men being lfogged—was 22, 832 but in 1S6S—the last year in which penal servitude was inflicted-the number of punishments rose to 25,804. He ought, however, to say that this was the year of the Abyssinian war, and in war time it might, perhaps, be expected that the number of offences would increase. In the year HiGO the number of punishments fell to 18,12t<, and in the following year, in which there was only one flogging, it had come down as low as 12,664. Between that time and the year 1879 the number of offences ■ fluctuated, but it never rose highei than 15,877, which was the year of the Afghan war. The proportions of punishments per 1,000 men in the army were—in 1876, 125 in 1867, 124 in 186S, 144 in 1869, 107 in 1870, 77; and in 1878, 88. (Hear, hear.) The de. crease in the gross number of punishments was doubt- less due in some degree to the fact that—as in cases of drunkenness—different penalties had been adopted, but it was also due, and he thought in a large extent, to the abolition of the lash, which had decreased the ratio of crime in the army, by inducing a better class of men to enlist. He was sorry he could not bring his statistical statements down to a later date, owing to the fact that the returns had not been completed. This was the more to be regretted, inasmuch as the Act of 1879 to which those figures would have referred was a monument to the ability of his right hon. and gallant friend opposite. He might, however, refer to the fact that in July, 1879, his noble friend the present Secretary of State for India (Lord Hartington) introduced a motion the object of which was to do away with the permanent retention of corporal punishment in the Army. That notice was rejected by a large majority. But did that majority represent the feelings of the country. Any- one who pleased might easily test this for himself. Let him go down to any borough in the kingdom and put at the head of his address I am in favor of retaining flogging in the Army." He wondered what that man's chances of being returned would be. (Cheers.) At the commencement of this Session the hon. member for Manchester (Mr Slagg), who seconded the address in reply to the gracious Speech from the throne, said that in the large constituencies, which were the real recruiting grounds for the Army, 110 message from the Throne could be more acceptable than one which promised an abolition of corporal punishment in the Army. He thought there could be no doubt that the punishment of the lash had had the effect of deterring the best class of men from which the rank and fi e of the Army could be expected to be drawn from enter- ing the Army. It did not, of course, deter the village ruffian class from joining the Army, but it had cer- tainly kept out of it many men of a higher class who would have been glad to look on the Army as a profession. Since the Act of 1879 was passed this better class of men were beginning to join the Army in such considerable numbers as to lead to the con- clusion that the soldiers of the future would he a very much superior class of men to the soldiers of the past or even of the present time. He found this from the annual report of the Inspector-General of recruiting for 1881. The returns of the Army on the educational acquirements of the men serving also showed a decided improvement. On the 1st of January, 1861, there were 76 per 1,000 of superior education, and on the 1st January, 1872, the ratio had increased to 137 per 1,000, from which year the increase became much more rapid, until the proportion on January 1, 1880, reached 576 per 1,000. In 1879 flogging in the Army was abolished altogether, even in time of war, except ¡ for offences unishable with death, which were those of treachery, cowardice, mutiny, or violent insur- bordination, and in a few other cases, such as sentry sleeping at his post You could not make men brave by flogging them, and it was mere maudlin senti- mentality to FoJY that a man guilty of treachery should not be shot, because if such a man should not be shot he did not know any crime for which the punishment of shooting should be inflicted. The same observation applied to cases of mutiny. In the Ger- man Army there was no punishment for mutiny except that of death. Yet during the whole of the Franco-German war only three men were shot for the offence in the German Army. By the course taken i by the late Secretary of State for War some of the offences for which in former days the lash was the pun- ishment had been removed from the schedule. He alluded principally to offences which were the result of drinking, a habit to which English soldiers were perhaps more prone than the soldiers of any other European country. It was said, with at least some share of jus- tice, that the lash was the readiest, and perhaps the most appropriate, punishment that could be inflicted for drunkenness and the crimes which resulted from that inherent vice of the British Army but the late Secretary of State for War, by the changes which he had made in the Bill of 1879, had deprived him of this plea for its maintenance, and he supported the pro- posal of the noble lord. Flogging, as limited by that Bill, could not, in his opinion, be defended. (Hear, hear.) The only excuse for it—namely, that it could be resorted to when imprisonment was impossible and death too severe—was gone. As his hon. friend, Sir H. Havelock-Allen had stated in 1879, some other form of punishment would have to be devised to re- place it, and that speedily. He had taken the trouble to have a return prepared of the number of cases )f corporal punishment which had been inflicted in the field since the 13th of March, 1880, when he entered office. Since that time we had had two serious wars —one in the Transvaal, during which only one case of corporal punishment had at present been reported to him, and that had been remitted; and the other in Afghanistan, during which there were only 15 cases of corporal punishment. Practi- cally, therefore, corporal punishment had been killed by the Act of 1S79. (Hear.) A letter on the subject which had appeared in the Standard re- cently proved too much, for it went to show that the Act of 1879 should be repealed altogether—a course which Parliament would not be prepared to adopt. Practically there were only three courses open to Her Majesty's Gevernment in this matter. In the first place they might have left things as they were—a course which it was impossible to take at the present time. (Hear, hear.) Secondly, they might have abolished flogging in the Army altogether as they had done in the Navy with- out providing any substitute for it, but, in doing so, they would have done that which had been done in no other army in the world. It must be remembered that whil? on the march a soldier could not be put in irons as a sailor could be at any time on board ship. The third course was that which was proposed by the Bill—viz., to abolish corporal punishment altogether and to substitute for it some other form of summary punishment, which had been approved by the highest military authorities of the country. The returns of number of offences committed in such regiments showed a most extraordinary result; in some regi- ments crime being almost unknown, while in others nearly every third man was a criminal. There was a silver lining, there was a redeeming feature, it did seem to show some way or other, how he would not pretend to say, that you could make the British soldier pretty nearly what you liked, and that if on the one hand he could be powerfully influenced for evil, on the other hand he could be powerfully influ- enced for good. How was that object to be carried out ? They would not do it by the lash—they would not do it by these summary punishments however necessary they might be, but they would do it by raising the character and movale of the soldier, by re- moving the temptations to drunkenness, which was his greatest curse. (Hear.) They would do it by the means which his right hon. friend proposed to to adopt and he hoped successfully. They would do it by raising the character and status of the non-com- missioned officer. (Hear, hear.) They would do it by giving the soldier something to live for and hope for, and by cultivating in his breast that sentiment of self-respect which in the opinion of one of England's greatest soldiers (Sir Frederick Roberts), so far from being an enemy of discipline was its surest and firmest ally. (Cheers.) The debate was continued by Colonel Stanley Mr Rylands, Sir W. Barttelot, Sir H. Havelock-Allen, Sir John Hay, Mr Bradlaugh, Capt. Maxwell, Sir A. j Gordon, Sir J. Balfour, Mr C. Ddrvmple, Mr Otway, Mr Hopwood, Mr Childers, Major Noland, and General Burnaby, after which the bill was read a second time without a division.
UR LADIES' COLUMN. BY ONE OF THEMSELVES. LONDON'S SHORTCOMINGS.—CONVEYANCES SPFCIAL CADF.-THF F!Til.Y STKKEIS — VBSTRT MISMANAGE- MENT.—EAST WINDS ASH Tit& BATHS.—A I'IUVATK HOT-AIR BATH.—Kicvu.rs NUT LADIES.—UOYAL BICYCLISTS.— LADY HAR. ON S Utu i: Ti:< I'srcs.—FIVE O'CLOCK. r.t. — 'I I-AYs. — OLD CHINA.—LIHTBAITA A \DB DELICIOUS—A KKCUK Fd1 A SWEET DISH. Jlucii as 1 love I on .on, and notw;tlist;uii ,!g all its draw backs. I ;u» that 1 live here :j her than any woiv el.- e ill the world but < am 11;1: 101- sensibltj to its. de;c'.s and s hortooiniiujs. Never weiv any provided with public vehicles than are Londoners—crazy, rickeity, dirty ca! s fortlnj most part sometimes Olle finds an exceptional conveyance, as I did in Y\ est minster the other day, provided 1 imagine for the express use ot Government oflicia's, for I took it fioin 'he Local Government Oflice. It was a hansom with noiso'esa doors, spacious seat, comfortable, clean stuffing, and warm foot rug. The horse was a steady, powerful, good trotter, the driver equally excellent, and I discovered the luxury of a looking-glass framed into the side of the cai\ and a little tray for cigar ashes or pins or what not; so that as I drove smartly along I felt that i had started a private cab of my own, and scarcely prepared with the ordinary fare when I arrived at my destination, bavin. thoroughly enjoyed my urive, instead of benig shaken and worried, ana probably smarting from the lash of the whip, awkwardly aimed at the back of toe poor beasi w hose neck an 1 Lony sides excite pity even when one is in a hurry. Eut w11 should t here not be more such pleasant, well-appointed vehicles in London, closed as well as open, and to be hired at cab fares I I cannot answer my own question. I only wish that reform would extend to vehicles of all sorts, both cabs and omnibuses. Then our streets! Who can describe the condition they have been in for the last few days, since drizzling cold rain has taken to falling, and mixing with mud or dirt which is allowed to accumulate 11l our West End thorough- fares. The City itself is much better—there the roads are cleansed and scraped, and street sweeping is really an organised branch of industry. Outside Temple Bar or where Temple Bar used to be, the neglect begins, and our horses and carriages, and even pedestrians, have to wade through a substance something like treacle only not so sweet in any sense. It is no one's business to clean the street, and so no one does it, and yet we who have West End property pay heavy rates to parishes that do not do their duty, or utilise labour effectively. 1 hear from some of my Parliamentary friends that there is a prospect next year of getting some attention paid to street cleaning and other matters of local interest in the shape of parish management. I know that a Municipal Bill for the alteration of Metropolitan government has long been in contemplation, but has been deferred from time to time, to the great disappointment of its originators. Whilst war and bloodshed con- tinue, Irish revolt and obstruction, a.nd our rela. tions with foreign Powers remain unsettled, our legislators have 110 time to attend to parochial abuses, to the supply of pure water and good drainage to our city, or the many hundred matters on which the comfort of every inhabitant greatly depends. In Paris they manage these things better. The Government itself takes a paternal attitude, and attends to domestic matters without deputing them to local bodies of vestrymen, many of whom have but one object in accepting office, and that a selfish one, connected greatly with the patronage and advantages to La gained from the numerous large contracts with traders, which are in the hands of every VCdi I. All visitors to Paris must have been struck with the clean and orderly condition of the streets, well scraped and brushed every day, watered judiciously, and lighted well, and, I believe, there is no distinct or special rate for these at-, ntions, but the wholo municipal arrangements are paid for in one comprehensive tax, and enjoyed equally by all, just as it might be here but for our objectionable sub-division into irresponsible and inconvenient little pnrishes, whose ineffective operations and pettifogging administrations are evident as soon as we leave the City proper and get mto Westminster. Let us hope that our legislators will before long have leisure to look at home, to sweep and garnish their own house, and to make our grand, old beautiful metropolis what it might be. Even now, in spite of slimy slippery streets, "fog and smoke," ricketty cabs and omnibuses, and its befouled and murky river, I can say "Lon- don, with all thy faults, I love thee still and therefore I seek to improve it. Daring the prevalence o ja cold C, t wind at any season of the year, ohesskincefHest" act proper- ly, and 1 suppose those who are most sensitive in this respect run a risk of sharing the fate of the little Italian boy who pei formed the part, of an angel in a religious procession and so was painted and varnished all over with gold paint, to match his glittering wings and thus the pores ot his skin were all stopped up, and his admiring mother not liking to wash otr so much brilliant glory, put him to bed as he was, and found him dead next morning, for he was as truly poisoned as if he had taken a dose of laudanum. All the unhealthy and bad products of his blood, taken up from the mateiial3 supplied by the day's feasting, had remained there— unable to escape by their natural outlet, the skin, in the shape of perspiration, and so had poisoned the blood which fed his heart and lungs and brain, and the little flame of life could not be supported by siidi noxious fuel, and so went out. I think everybody will realise how much better they fed in health when the true functions of the skin are properly performed, and will understand how it is that a cold wind seems to dry one up and :o produce lassitude and depres- sion, indigestion, and many other evils, simply because the water of the blood, which contains all sorts of acids, and impurities which arc best to get rid of through the pores of the skin, does not pass away freely, but is sent back into all the organs of the body. So important is this action to many persons, that the system of taking Turkish baths is becoming universally recognised, and are frequently very beneficial. But I cannot find that any ade- quate provision is made for this luxury in London for ladies. The baths in Jermyn-street and in Camden Town are well appointed and well managed for gentlemen, and indeed they have become a favourite and fashionable lounga where friends meet and chat for an hour or two most agreeahly, but tl'ere is no similar establishment for ladies. The attempts to provide Turkish baths for tho weaker sex are on a par with ladies' clubs. They are not sufficiently patronised to make them success- ful; and I suppose there is something contrary to feminine instinct in the gregarious nature of a public Turkish bath. We like such things best at home, or at all events at sorno bathing estab- lishment where we may bo residing for a time such as Buxton, Matlock, Malvern, or elsewhere, but we cannot at a moment's notice set off for anyone of these p'aces. Warm or cold, hot or tepid, water baths are all very well and should be used by every one at discretion, but they do not act on the skin as effectually as hot air, which can be brought into contact with the skin at a much higher temperature than water, without injury to it. A sympathetic friend, who whilst in Lon- don de?es atmospheric condiH 'r.=! by fre- quent visits to the Hamhani", j -n provided himself with a substitute for this luxurious Eastern arrangement-, in his comity home, and hearing my complaints of misery, ;<lueed by the East wi n d s, has presented ma with a hot-air Ie HS¡," In, s, ,a", "Üv. h, ,-l ,0 -11' bath of the most complete kind, snnih'.r to Ins own. So now when the wind blows Mtterly through my windows, and "all world seems "t 1 1-' dark and dreary" to my poisoned mental vision in consequence, I need no longer to take refuge in the pleasant atmosphere of my little conserva- tory, as T have often done for the sake of the all pervading warmth, which I fee] necessary to a correct estimate of things a? I pen my weekly letter. In future when life ceases to be interesting, and I fed rigid and miserable, I shall get into my Cabinet Turkish Bath and set my skin at work instead of my brain. It stands in my bath room; but is of dimensions for any bedroom, taking up & floor space of only 2-feet 5-inch square. H is really a wooden box, mounted on castors, so that it may be easily moved about. A comforta ble seat is fitted inside, and the lid provides for one's head being outside the box. A book rest is arranged conveniently, so that whilst the process of perspiration is going on inside, one s eyes may be pleasantly occupied, and small doors are provided through which the ham i can pass, in order to turn over the leaves of tne book, or to brush away an intru?. c ny from one's nose. Tho hath is hctcd by a small gas stove j where gas is available, or a spirit lamp where gas is not used. The arrangements fur pure air in this bath are so perfect that it constitutes a small ventilated hot cl amber. After sitting in it for half an hour, a te^.d or cold sponge bath and brisk rubbing with rough towels should follow, and the sensation of relief and comfort is ex- perienced which tnly those who attend to their ¡ skins, as important factors in good health, can I -vcztbiiletbLttliw,,is bought in London, but £ -v>ose I must not say where. I'IJ■• same maker is the patentee of a bieyel which interests me, because I see LIC use of such means of locomotion greatly iii. sv.M'.i .r in London. Only the other day I saw t" !adi''? rapidly pn?cecoing up l?e:)'- ??c.?\ :eidst the busy tramc of carriages and n.nr.i: ■ there; each seated on a b?yele as i;i a htti" arri. ge—for, of course, ladies' bicycles are .a!!v 1.• ►!istructoil and are rather lower than i.i. inary oi.es—with the working wheels in troiifc F. the skirts of tho lider do not interfere with ih.> movement of the feet. I hear that the Queen ¡," t t' j e::eoaiv.gcs tho royal princesses lo ride about tue t) 1 f j o-i-oitiuU at Windsor and Osborne on machines of women a; • trro.itiy inte:lered with by their s iris shorten and curtail them as you will, they cannot allow the same freedom of movement as is •vi-n to the oilier sex, though for all ordinary I waikin- climbing, or skating purposes, 1 think we may adhere to our time-honoured petticoats with certain adaptations and yet not be at all crippled. 'I hero is great dislike amongst all classes of women to any costume which involves a t)f tl,.a petticoat and adopti_ on of the ti?user form of dress. The Httle experimental meeting at Lady Harberton's the other day was unsatisfactory on this ground, that none of the ladies who had devised reformed costunn-s seemed able to avoid ￼ tr,)u?zer cl?t,nicii t conq,,).CUCIU3. t'uii making the trouser element conspicuous. iuii Tm kis?i trousers ha".?i!? loose to the anUa were worn by Lady llarberton herself, with a sliori draped skirt, ordinary dress bodice above and 1 l' | sunaher lady prefeire i close fitting gaiters, ivilu a skirt some j e or t-i.: inches above the ami c, as a suggestion. But 1 do not think any of the drer-ses i,r,,(. uccd and worn on the occasion exactly sup- plies what is wanted, viz., a becoming and pretiy costumc for walking, which will be ligLtantl will not catch the dirt or touch the mud, will give all freedom to the movements of the legs and feet, without allowing the wind to blow the di apery into a sort of entangling rope. But such a dress must not be suggestive of male garments, for the prejudice ia BO strong against women assuming them that such a suspicion wouid at Ol.e prevent the adoption of any costume. Several visitors at Lady Harberton's offered to consider the matter again carefully, and to try and devise more satisfactory costumes to be worn on a future occasion, for discussion. I ought to Bay that these drawing-room meetings are per- fectly private, and only preliminary to an attempt on the part of Lady Harberton and her friends to secure the co-operation of ladies of position in the matter of dress reform. Afternoon tea is at the present time an institu- tion, and is often the only time during the day when tea is taken. Indeed now that dinner i-* necessarily so late that it really becomes supper, there is as much necessity for a slight repast be- tween luncheon and dinner as there was when people dined at two o'clock and supped at nine. The little round tables which are part of the fur- niture of every room often serve to hold the tea tray, and I see almost everywhere that a Japanese tray is used, and considerable at- tention is paid to the complete arrangement of the china teapot, and silver placed on the tray. I have just inherited a beautiful old china. tea service, and an old-fashioned silver teapot and cream-jug, which seem to me well adapted foi- afternoon display when my friends come in for a cup of tea; but my round table does not well support the oblong tray, which has been my tea tray for some years, so I have bought for eighteen shillings one of those very preLty round Japanese trays, ilviii and strong and with a high and thick rim all round. im tins my beautiful old china. displays itself to the greatest advantage, and the silver teapot in til3 middle makes quite a picture of cosy comfort. I never before fully appreciated the amount of space enclosed in a circle, the reason why a r, dinner table is so advantageous, and now 1 de> .are in favour of a round tea tray, espceiill- n e placed on a small round table. I fear I have been wandering of late a little from domestic and personal matters, and in order to bring my readers quite back again to their own homes and dinner tables, I must give them the benefit of a pleasant dish which 1 recently saw and partook of at a friend's house, and managed to concoct for my own household the next day very successfully. Just new it is very difficult to vary the supply of fruit or sweet dishes at table. Ithuharb is not, on the whole, a favourite substi- tute for apples, which are not good, or goose- berries which have not yet come, and one has to I pd np wil h bottled or preserved fruit in house- ii^is like Itlin, where but few sweet dishes are APW■-ciated that do not consist of fruit insoun foi in. The flavour of rhubarb, with its oxalic is pleasant, and it is certainly wholesome, but in tails or puddings, or even stewed with su'n\ it is often too woody and fibrous to be ap- proved. I row make a pretty tasteful-looking mould thus I take a bundle of rhubarb, cut it vi. and ste'v it well with a very little water till nil- e soft then rub it through a sieve, sweeten it 10 tast3 with loaf sugar, add the juica of a large lemon, and two ounces of poinded almond?, a threepenny packet of N^ e'- s.-n'.s gelatine dissolved and well mixed with tho pulp. L'orltr it into a shape, and let it s ii o and become quite firm. When turned our into a glass dish, it makes a pretty pink »ion!d. I pour over it about half a pint of good and I find it much admired, and great .y enjoyed, at table. I mean to try exactly the sain j receipt v. iih other sorts of fruit, and I think it will succeed, but I am pleased to find a means of making ordinary rhubarb, often dcspisecl, quite palatable and rcdned. 6 PENKLOPR. Lou Jon, Thursday. an?
EXT 11 ACTS FUOM COMIC PA PERS. FROM "PUNCH." AT WESTUlNiSTEit.— Canon t^vrar s sermons are, they say, strong met for men. They sound more like Farrarr.aceous food. HAPPY THOUGHT.—" A—»eea the Midget-, Mks Venables V Yes."—"A —the m.U soys tiiey'i 1 nevali get any bigg-va •" "KenUy!"—l' \es—a—won.dah ii the little be^gahs bav* got seuls ?" Ah, by the bye, you might have a-ked e." m m "Si SON !•] VERO, &<\—Old Lady: "Oh, Mr. Hackles, you've stuhed my paneo very badly All the feathers are comirg out ii! !"—Taxidermist: Why, Lor' bless ycr, luion, that's the pufiection o' stuffill, You know tho moultiu' season's now acomiu* 01). mum! THE LATEST FASHION IN Music AT Hokir. By Mendelssohn, i" it not, Miss PWgs'oy ?"—" We believe so." One of the Songs Without Pos- sibly. We ncvall listen 1,0 Mendelssohn." Indeed You don't admire his llilFic V—" We do not." May I ask why ?"—" ttccause there are no wrong notes in it!" Our gallant Colonel iq out of it" again. Private fl.i iiiy.-z,urv,,yov of Taxes (to Literary Gent). But surely you can arrive at some estimato of the amount received by you during the pasfc three years for example. Don't you keep books <" Li^ terary Gent (readily). Oil dear no. 1 write them!" Surveyor. "Ab.-m-I mean JuU'VC got some sort of accounts Literary Gent. "Uh ye,, lota "— (Surveyor brightens up)-" Unpaid MASCULINE INCONSISTENCY. — Lovelace de la Poer Spinks i bis usuai -obloquy before his glas:i). ".Ift(:r all—it s net a man's personal appearand women care for. It's his character, it's his intellect, it's (Proceeds, as U' ual, to squeeze his neck into a collar which prevents him from turning his head, his fc^i into tight boots which prevent him from walking, and In's vaist into a belt which prevents him from drawing bis heath. From FUN." As IT Ci).,ir. -Young Lady: Well, Peggy, how have you wMti?rcd through the long winter Peggy .\v, deary, whiles better, whiles worse. Huttcr when ye k pp sen'Ung me things—worse when ye don't. LiKELY.-C' "r "What are you crying for, :emy r' Billy Cos Jack Stone's licked me." Sister: What a little boy like that licked you all alone Billy: He worn't all alone at all-he had his legs and hIs fists with hin-j." Sm CARXET WOLSELEY says it was too bad to fine b:Il 5s. for not taking put a dog licence general o"ieer3 ought to be allowed, he thinks, t) keep .a dog without paying for it, inaunuch as they have had all their "cats" taken from them RULE.—It is stated that itfr. Parnell will be married shortly aft^r '•pst- r to a youe „ American lady of great beauty and wealth. There now not be a siutrle reason for Mr. Parnell to continue his inflamma- tory speeches, and it is to be hOPèd, for that gentle- man's good, and -hat of his ountry also, that the lady in question will out to Le an out-and-out Home lluler, What re juici i^ there will b; in s me quarters when it i; an accomplished fact thai Ir. Parnell is really settled 7- From "JUDY." ? I JTITATH ON A Mini .sr.—runcliut! The only motions t'na'; .vonhl not be objested to by the Government just n ..v.— Dumb Motions." AT A GOVURXIIENT OFFIOS (Bells lingiug fusiously). —Hall porter (chuckling to me; song'r): "Let'em ring, 'em ling; they likes it. T!],.yain'c aHnwed to ring no bells at home.'1 GOOD GtRL.—Amy: "Oh. mamm?,! Jo?dL-H?-' Annie Snâth." ?J.'LiQia: 'unsh.ul'tn'? ?y!?.\ Amy. You know you ''i love ?pur enemies: Amy. Y'?u kuo' you 'h .n'.i !ovc y?'ui' enca-ties.' Amy But she's not my em-my u; :?? 6" I d"n't 6Ce any lea?ou why I should love her. A?a Smm PKOPLF: SAY IT is IxJL'H.IdU?.—SLt': You ?niuku an awful lot, don't you ￼ He Y<.a, i awful lot." She And h?ve you ever found it do anvtlHwf ￼ ￼ e anything to your bruin — you know?" Le: Nevah.1 rThrre, thpn? that shows.—Judj.
HOUSE OF LORDS.—MONDAY. The Consolidated Fund Bill was read a second time, and ti e Standing Orders Laving been dis- pensed with, passed its remaining stages. Lord Spencer informed Lord Monteagle that the remain- der of the evidence taken by the Commission 011 ti e Landlord and Tenant (Ireland) Act, 1870, was in the hands of the printers, and expected to be circu- lated on the 31st in sc. After a few remarks from, Lord Dunsany, wno complained of the constitution j of the Commission, their Lordships adjourned.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.—MoKuAv. A large number of questions were put to Ministers. Replying to a question as to the future of Candahar, LUlLI Hartington said that the force which the Ameer had sent to Cabul amounted to 5,000 nun. The Government had no confirmation of a report in the Times that General Hume, commanding at Can- dahar, had refused, for sanitary reasons, to begin the homeward movement before the autumn. (Jhailes Dilke stated that the Government had taken bteps to ascertain the wishes of the population in those portions of the Turkish provinces which it was proposed to transfer to Greece, and it was overwhelmingly in favour of the change. Mr. Morgan moved the second reading of the Army Dibcipliiie Bill, and explained the nature of the punishments which the Government proposed to titibrjtitute fcrthe "cut." Colonel Stanley did not oppose the bill at this stage, but withheld his opinion as to whether the new system would main- tain discipline in the army. In the course of the de- bate Mr. Bradlaugh, who was once a private soldier, expressed the detestation with which the rank and file universally regarded the punishment of the kltjll. The bill was read a second time. The liuuse then ell- tered, at the instance of Mr. Ilarcourt, upon a pro- longed debate as to the maintenance of main roads and the proportion of the cost which the urban and the rural authorities should bear respectively. Mr. Harcourt said that in the present depressed state of agriculture it was especially unfair to saddle I the land with undue burdens. In the days of turn- pikes, everyone paid for the maintenance of roads according to the use he made of them, and making a poition of the public pay for benefits received by tli,, whole was not justice. He moved that in the opinion of the House it was expedient so to amend the Highway Act of 1878 that part of the I maintenance of main roads might be de- frayed from other sources than county rates. The resolution was seconded by Mr. Paget. Air, Pease moved, as an amendment, to leave out all after expedient," and to in ert, To amend the High- ways Act, 1878, and especially those portions of the said Act which relate to main roads." He svm- pathised with the fanners and landowners who folill(I their taxation largely increased by recent legislation, but he questioned whether it was worth their while to submit to a large amount of Government inspec- tion over the highways in order to secure a bonus of £ 100,000 from the Imperial Exchequer. Mr. Brown seconded the amendment. A debate fol- lowed, in which Mr. Dodson, Mr. Sclater Booth, and Mr. Gladstone took part. Air. Ilarcourt replied, and the House divided. The resolution was nega- tived by 159 to 115, majority 14, and the amend- ment was agreed to. The Leases Bill passed through Committee. Air. Staveley llill brought in a bill to amena the Agricultural Holdings Act, 1875. The House adjourned at 1.20.