OUlt DOCTOR. atltl, is to bt-come lietltltv,Heiiis. Conducted by a Physician and Surgeon. Correspondents arc requested to state their ^usst'ons .Is colle"?Iy as possible consistent with intelligibility, adding (1) sea-, (2) aqe. (3) if married, (4) duration *>f illnesf. All letters should be address^. "MFTMCAl," per Editor, WEEKLY MAIL, Cardi "Arxtous" (W L,.¡¡-,u¡.> r elti- ment in an offiec l a; a great deal lo do with your condition. Try other employment. Gut all the frpsh air you c in. Take plenty of imM, and nourishing diet. 2. Take no stimulant; at present, and try to give up smoking. o. les. "L. M. T (Swansea*.— A change to the sea would be beiiolirial to y-u, bill not at this rillle of the year, unless you could yo abroad. Home is place for ou at present-—Not at your age WN. W. S." (Feriid-tlcj. — 1. Your ewe requires Jong course of treatment by a medic tl m ui. 2. At 1,MM; three or four «uin»a?.. F. J. w(Blaeii'»v n).-l. It »s it'll"™ .on of the irmcous nieiiibiiine, Ciuscil bj co.o. so long. 3. Possible, but. not probable. *• Ygg "A. D. p." (Atierdare).—1. Ye?. 2. Not genc- l"Hy. 3. It is composed of syrup of puospiutc, ofiron, qoiniiv, andstiyclmii-e. "JACK TMI (N'wpor; ).-l Tuke ion rnps tincture of bteel ill a ». twico a thy after f 0.1, 2. An tl i-tic erne* is best; thosilk one?. 3. N t dangriou* "fl. R." Dowlais).—1- Apply lin.-eed me .1 poulnc « three times daily <1 tf.8 wounds healthy, then use zinc ointment. 2. About unite weeks. „ f "PUNYAED" (Methyr Tydfil). U have r-t stated age.employmei t, or duration ot C,I,S- "CONSTANT (Fores'.facli, Swansea).—« 110 till v iihout exnmin f'-n, but AOUd adv^e you to try SHI Prunt 1 lounges; u,r,crlonV'n' a "VV. si' (Newport).—Vaiious causes. Sometime. age. CRAMP IN THE LEGS. 1$frequently relieved by firmly pressing tho feet against some hard substance, such as the footboard of the bed. In most cases, pressure against a cold hearthstone will afford relief. • Cmi.BT.AIN3. Now that this is the season ror chilblains, the following remedy may be aooeptable — Wear cotton stockings day and night on the cpproach of winter; and when the first symp- toms of attack are felt wear two. » SLKERLESSNESS. A very simple method of INDUOIN« »JEEP IN cases of persistent insomnia, and one that has succeeded where many drugs have failed, Bimply to administer a moderate £ warm liquid food before the patient G bed. This diverts the blood from the biain to the abdominal organs, and takes away the cerebral excitement that precludes sleep. • To STRAIGHTEN A ROUND BACK. The simplest and easiest way of doing this Is as follows Procure about three yards of unbleached furniture webbing an inch• Place this behind the back and d.aw to the front beneath the armpits. J hrow the ends over the shoulders, cross them hehind the back, then bring under the armpits again and tie in front. You can put a buckle on for the fastening if you It ~e. ?i. vou too ti«ht at first, but gradually tighten a, you gr0J h-tlS additional advantage of costing but a fen pence.. # DOSING THE BABY. In re-counting some of the aooictehts thit befal the babies through the ignorance or, oarelessness of parents and nurses, mention must, be made of a class of caaes that are met with in the practice of almost every physi- cian of wide experience, about which be will t a talk to you fi-eely enough in a general way, the st "cleat profeasioiial secrecy, and not then unless there is good reason for so doing I refer to the murderous practice of dosiiig the innocents with powerful patent nostrums, compositions the effects of and antidotes for which are unknown to the persons who administer them. Children do not bear opium well, and it should never be Iadministered to them by anyone but a well-informed who can watch its action. The sooth ng syrups are another fruitful source of mf»n lie mortality, nnd many fatal casas o po S following their use might be cited.—BabJ hood. » TREATMENT OF BURNS. The best thing to do in the case of a burn -whether it is large or small-is to submerge the injured part in water, which will keep the air away from it and alleviate the smarting, then, as soon as possible, appty a pas e m of carbonate of soda and water Spread it on the burned surface, cover with cloths, and keep saturated with water. This mode of treatment, says a doctor, dealroya the pain, ex- pedites recovery,and prcventsblisteringr- is no better remedy known. If i PP promptly and properly, the skin will form » hard, dry covering o.er the burn, and blistering will occur. If a blister is fornie(i, it should be carefully water nnt and let the skin down upon tne raw surface. If a burn is caHy-and tMs^iianner 0Qf dressing need not be changed but more of the carbonate of soda may be added, if washed away by the application of wa ter. I he less tho dressing is moved the better. THE MRDICAL USE OF ROT WATER. There is no remrdy of .nch f cation, and none so easi y > water, and yet nine persons in ten will pass by in an emergency to seek for somethir)g of less efficacy. There are but few cases ot illness where water should not occupy tho highest place AS A remedial agent A strip of flannel or a napkin wrung out of hot water and apph-D ROUND the neck of a child that has croup will Usually bring relief IN ten m U • A towel folded • several times and Wrung out of hot water and app IE seat of the pain in toothaohe or neu g generally afford prompt relief..IHW TREAT ment in colic works like NIAGIO I H«E known cases that have RESISTED OTHEI treat- ment for hours yield to this in ten M notes. There is nothing that will so pi P Short congestion of the lunsa)3<?' V thenmatiL a. hot «ter »h«. appl.ed promptly and thoroughly. D TQ Uraute dipped in hot water an ^P PF sores and cuts, bruises an P A treatment adopted M many P • sprained ankle ha. '» *Xm .wring .t "» t ¥ePFd water soi. height of » FEW L D ^OT Vate, taken freely half an hour before bed time is the best nathartio in the oase of constipation, whi.e it BT F MOST soothing effect on the bowels. ?HI9 treatment continued for a few months, with proper attention to diet, will alleviate Clany MI""¡:: of dyspepsia. • WORK AND FOOD. distaste and dislike which is growing BP arouna us with regard to work is (says The jiospttai) a grievous and terrible mistake, for the highest life that any man or woman can reach in this world is associated with the fullest work. If thos,, who knew the value of life were to be asked which are the most worthy—those who work much too mucu or those who work mIlch too little-they would at once answer thac those who work much too much are worth twenty times those who work much too little Let mothers who have daughters whom they do not know what to do with, .ctwho are becoming plagues to themselves andtoyou, fill their lives with work, and they will then have no need to complain of them. There is growing up in the nursing worid a habit of having far too frequent meals in the day and far too mucu variety at them. Meals should not be multi- plied in the way they now are. The plan of having tea before breakfast, lunca at eleven o'clock, then dinner, tea again in the artei- noon, and supper at night, is about tho worst plan tbat can be adopted. N uriies should have four meals a day, four good sensible meals o fresh,simple, nourishing food. W omen have out one notion about food, and that ?9 e oftener thoy eat and the more varied „he ioou is the better the? will be. 'i his is a nns.aie. Four simple meals, meals of plain, nounsnuifj food, and nothing between them is the best way of sustaining the health and ot suppoi.- i-T the bodv. Above all tinned meat suoutd ti'e^avoided,"as they form a most dangerous kind of food. The diet of 25 years ago, when nurses had plain bread and butter for breakfast at half-past six, a dinner consisting of ioint atone, and a cold meat supper, was much more filing for tho maintenance of health and tho support of the wording powers than the diet of the present day.
A STIRRING NATIONAL SONG. Which Has Alike Attended Victory and Defeat. (DY FLANEUR. During tne night of April 24-25, 1792, Ifoneet de l'lsle composed the words and the music of a war song for the "Army of the Rhine," in which he was an engineer Sieer Some months later the song was re- f V-cA the Marseillaise," because sung by centenary of the composition of the Ilvnui. The ceremony mU take place at Choisy-le-Roi, where Ilouget de 1 We is ill- terred; a village eight miles from and where once the favourite fast-lite pnlaee of Louis XV. existed. Although De I'ale composed no less than 147 poems and song*, and 16 plays, which were sold in 1838 to a purchaser who remains unknown, only his "Marseillaise" lives. It was struck off at a moment when the very ooul of France was in eServescence when her existence trembled in the balance and when Z of her past seemed to be on the Doint of extinction, lletcher of Saltoun could demand to make the ballads of a nation, and4then he did not care who made its,law.. Rut°D le'Isle, by incarnating all the despairs, all the hopes, all the latent energies and un- developed forces of his countrymen-men animated by the resolve to be free, to stead- fastly grip liberty, to repel the coalition of foreign armies and the fossil ideas they rep- resented—produced at the same timea man- kind-ballad whose words and music engraved themselves on hearts and burned into minds. It was the Chant of a New World. « • Send mo one thousand men and a copy of the "Marseillaise," and I will guarantee victory, wrote a Republican General to the Convention. "We have com batted one against ten, but we had the I Mai-"illoine' on our t ie," wrote another general. It was to the Marseillaise" that the ragged soldiers of the Republican Army, led bv- officers only twenty years old, in broken boots and worsted epaulettes, won Valmy and climbed in triumph the slopes of Jensmapes. The Marseillaise" that flash from Heaven," according to Llfichelet-was first popularised by the Southern volunteers in June 1792. They entered Paris to the stroohes of that resurrection chant; and it was before that air that French Royalty ex- nired in the Tuilleries on the 10th of August, 1792. On the anniversary of the fall of the Bastille, in July, 1795 the "Marseillaise" was sung in full Convention, all the members standing up, with uncovered heads, and joining in. lbe hymn was ordered to be registered in full on the roll of the Parliament. Orignally it con- sisted but of six verses; the seventh was an addition by Dubois, who took it trom a Lace- demonian war dance. De l'lsle became a suspeot b«*"3e be did not assist in the attaok on the luillenes. He wandered through Alsaoo to escape arrest; he was caught and imprisoned under the lveign of Terror, but was liberated after the over- throw of Robespierre, the gates of his prison opening to the music of his hymn. He fought against the Royalist insurgents at Quiberon, where a oannon ball smashed his thigh He was never rich, and was less so after the Revolution. His active life closed in 1795, when be settled down to literary pur- suits and musical compositions, supporting himself by the sale-proceeds of his Montaigu estate. He never asked a favour nor received one from the Revolution. He WHS in dis- grace under Napoleon I., was forgotten by the Bourbons, till Louis Philippe, in 1836 granted him, from his Civil List, a pension, which tho Govemmellt increased. The only oth-r poet Umbrella 1. pensioned was I Henrioh Heine. The Marseillaise helped to Dlace Louis Philippe ou the throne in l^oO, TJin1»-13 to drive him oft it. This was something like Prudhomme-s sword-serving to defend the institutions of hrconnSy I and, if n»M <° ,teS It was only in 18S0 that De 1 Is e the decoration of the Legion of 01101 • was never married, because the lady hi 1°^ve proved of the "vanishing ord-r.' vvae"1'1 the sero and yellow leaf a general, and a fanatical admirer of De i'islo invited tho poe, to share his home at Lhoisj-le-Uoi, in which village b- expired, June Jo-0, looo — the anniversary of the day, in 1792, when. the « Marseillaise r' was first sung in Marseilles. His funeral was private, and he was buried in the village churcb. Although his native place has erected no statue to him, Choisy-le- Hoi has repaired the ingratitude. On De 1 Isle s tomb is the epitaph: When the Irench Revolution had to combat kings, h,- gave it to conquer the chant of the whosn stanzas in 1792, alternating with the measured tread of the soldiers, and the rhythm of the drum-beats, formed wings to enable the oitizen troops to fly more rapidly to victory.
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ME LADIEI ) I I'fSohe to have something which may be of enter- tainment to the fair sex.Sir liichard Seeds LINES BY A SPINSTER. fj'lJ, since tint the world beg.in, "Java nlways sought the ideal man Jut when they captured their ideal fhey found him more idenl than real. IT IS TOO BAD. A crusty old bachelor says, Women may tali: as they like about feeling the cold, but just give one of them an engagement ring, and all the cold of Greenland wouldn't her keep on her gloves in church." You K.vov 1\ OW. When woman jays she is eighteen, put her down as twenty. When she confesses to twenty-five she is thirty. When she says "he is forty, fifty conies nearer to it, and when sho declares she has seen ninety years, you can make up your mind that she is not eighty. WOMEN LIKE BARNACLES. It "romen are- like barnacles: they are always ready to fasten upon a wreck." These are words Miss Braddon, in her last novel, "One Life One Love/' pa's into the mouth of one of the characters who is soliloquising upon an elderly and decayed lover of a voung and beautiful girl. -ultqr. A man will carry twenty sovereign;* in his waistcoat pocket, but a woman needs a morocco portemonnaie as large as one's fist, and too heavy to be carried in the pocket, to escort five shillings, a couple of postage stamps, a recipe for making curry powder, and two patterns of dres.s gooda. 'TWAS KVER THUS. He said my eyes were diamonds bright, my cheeks like jacqueminots, my neck and brow as fair and white a3 winter's purest snows, lie swore my hair was like the gold that tints the sunset skies, my chin was cast in Cupid's mould—and truth seemed in his eyas. My smile was like the new-born day, my teeth twin rows of pearl and after that he went away to see another girl. A WOMAN NOVELIST ON WOMAN, These poor silly women-things—they've not the sense to know it's no use denying what's proved. I daresay she's like the rest of the women —thinks two and t.wo'il come to make five, if she cries and bothers enough about it. Ah the women are quick enough — they re quick enough. 'Ibey know the rights of a s'ory before they hear it, and can tell a man what his thoughts are before he knows 'em himself,—GEOIIGE I'.LIOT. man what his thoughts are before he knows 'em hiwsl'lf.-GEOHGE j':r,IOT. WOMAN'S VYAV. They sat together, side by side. Absorbed in Uunid's mission "Dj.ir John, pirate teli," she softly eri.d, What was my pa's decision ?" Ala* said ho, I greatly fear (His voice beg^n to qui v. i), "My suit is not regarded, di ai L (Ue heaved a sigiO, with favour." Your pa says he can't sa3 at all (He sadly smoothed Iter tresses), "il.!w I, with such a-i income small, Can even buy your dresses." "I think," she answered (and her eyo To his in tiust was carried), I mi«;iit lay in a good supply lieforu (she blushed) II wc\e married." THE SEARCH FOR PRETTY WIVES. Girls to be successful to-day must have something mora than pretty features. The men who aro worth marrying are looking for something else than pretty faces, coy manners, or fetching gowns. They are recogiaising full well that women are progressing at a pace which will quicken rather than slacken. They realise that the woman of to-morrow will be brighter in mind than her prede- cessor of to-day. Hence they are look- ing for wives who will be the equals of their neighbours. Beauty is being considered an adjunct to common sense. I want a wife who knows something, who is worth having for what she knows not one of those social butterflies," said one of the greatest "catches" of the last New York season to me at the win- ter's close. And he expressed the sentiments of thousands of the young men of to-day. The scent for pretty wives is over, and the look out for bright young women has begun. And the gid wh(, to-day trains her mind will be the woman of to-morrow. THE MODERN GinL. The question was asked the other day whether the modern girl is more selfish and self-absorbed than girls used to be," and we find it a very hard thing to answer. There is undoubtedly one great plague spot that is spreading over our land-over the minds of our people, particularly over the educated class-over the aspirations and generous impulses of the young, and that is the love of money and the attendant luxuries that the possession of money brings. That this Mammon worship is on the increase no one can doubt; that through it our girls have deteriorated is unfortunately true. What money brings is accounted the great, almost the only, good, and what wonder is it that in this atmosphere the higher natures of our women are dwarfed and undeveloped ? In this reign of selfishness, greed and sloth preponderate but while we watch the butter- flies of fashion disporting themselves in the gilded atmosphere, let us not forget that these do not constitute the majority, and that in many a homo wher9 things go wrong," and trials and troubles enter, our girls are deve- loping into nobler womanhood. Therefore, we say that our girls are not really more selfish and self-absorbed nowadays than they used to be. AVhen the crucial test of trouble is applied, in nine cases out of ten our daughters will cheerfully givo up all that seamed to them desirable, and "make a sun- shine in a shady place." THE QI/KSTION OF THK POCKET. The question of the pocket has gr,) wi GO be ¡. a serious one, and is met decidedly or meekly according to the disposition of the woman who has to answer it. Dressmakers put in a pocket only under compulsion. '1 he fashionable attire ignores such a contrivance. But one woman demands a pocket at the point of the bayonet. She insists that it is bad enough, being a weman, to be allowed only one, and that one sho is prepared to defend—with her life, should it be neoessary. If needs must, let the pooket be put in plain sight; let it destroy the symmetry of her dress; but a pocket there must and shall be. Another gently implores a pocket, provided it can be sufficiently hidden amongst the folds of the cloth. It is placed, of course, in some inac- cessible spot, af becomes a hing of which she is ashamed. Its position necessitates a prolonged search each time it is wanted-a struggle watched Wilb interest by other women in car" and railway stations. The pocket is somewhere, however, and persistent effort will in time discover _.t. For greater convenience the handkerchief is tucked between the buttons of the bodice or into the belt, wherever it can be accommo- i dated, ''ftis has eiven rise to the fragment of embroidered siuc, toe colour or wfiioa is made part of the decorative soheme of the costume. The fashionable woman makes no fight for any such antiquated applianoe as a pocket. She is amply content with little satin bags slung by ribbons aoross her wrist; or, if of firmer mould, perhaps a fanciful leather satohel olasped to her waist. She tells you, with an air of one enfranchised, that she has no use for 'a pocket and is happier without it, and is unaware that her remark shows her a slave to a worse tyrant. Let 08 hope some genius will arise who will begin with the pocket and around it will construot a costume which shall, as a thing of beauty, restore the pocket to the honourable position it oocupied in the old times, when it contained countless treasures dear to our childish imagi- nation. HER BUTTON ~XXTJO if tfie average young man, with no ex- perience in either direc.tion, were given his choice between finding Ujiji, Interior Africa, and a button-hook in the pocket of a black dress hanging on the third hook on the right-hand side of the back closet, he would seiect the button-hook and strike out blindly and fail. In this, as in many other things, Stanley has shown himself to be no ordinary man- he went after Ujiji first, and found it, and How he has come back to attempt to teach us how to spell African names, and, perhaps, to undertake the other task. It is a task which, we suspect, comes sooner or later to every married man. j The wife of his bosom stands—or, perhaps, we should say, sits, sinoe statistics show that nine out of ten women sit on the floor to put on their shoes-- she sit i, we say, helpless, with two hair-pins and a safety-pin in her mouth, and directs her husband to proceed to the closet and get a button-hook which is in the pocket of her cashmere dress. He—good, easy man-- faslens on one cuff and goes like a lamb to the slaughter. lie searches the first ten minutes in a silk dress instead of the cash- mere. Then, with copious directions and ex- planatory notes from the floor, he locates the right gown hanging, as he was told in the first place, on the third hook, right-hand ¡ side. There it hangs, limp and innocent. lIe puts his hand in what he conceives to bo the pocket, and gradualty dives deeper, till he is surprised to see the hand, with fingers spread wide apart, emerge from the bottom of the skirt. He says nothing, but renews the attack. There are, in an ordinary dress, between thirty and forty places where thir operation may be repeated; and as there is no way of distinguishing between a canon which has been explored, and one which h'\s not, the ordinary man will go down each one five or six times. Perhaps he becomes impatient, and something rips, and he is rebuked from the floor. Now come3 his severest trial. lie fuels the pocket with its button hook, and handkerchief, and letter from his wife's mother, and recipe for sponge-oake, and half a dozen samp'es of dress goods, and two hair- pins, and recipe for currant-jelly, and other trifles indigenous to the locality—he feels it, we repeat, from the outside, and foolishly thinks his task almost done. Alas! what a worm of the dust is man, especially under these oircumstanceo! It were better for this man that he stood in Africa searching for Napplejak near Bogstie Bogstie, which places, as every intelligent student of the Dark Continent knows, are over two thousand miles apart. Finding the pocket on the outside means- nothing. It is no clue to the entrance. The weary young husband searches on, his work punctuated by his wife. who still has the floor, iieason at length topples on her throne. He pulls down the unoffending gown, hook and all. He utters a wild cry, and tears the help- less front breadths from the unresisting back drapery. Shreds of black cashmere fly through the startled air. The illusive pocket strikes, him on the nose; still he cannot get into it. Then his wife comes and rescues the garment with tears, but firmly puts her hand into the pocket at the first move, and the young hus- band retreats downstairs covered with shame and ignominy. NUGGETi Time is like a woman, for time will tell. Even the successful feminino effort to be beautiful is a vain attempt. A good woman in a print dress is better thnii a bad one in her silks. AncKnt spinsterhood is the flirt's punish- ment for contempt of court. The highest degree to which woman is eligible is conferred by the school of life— M. A. A woman foldeth her hands and droppeth her eyes, and yet she seeth more than a man. The reign of terror—when a lady is out with no umbrella and a new bonnet A woman may not be able to find her pocket, but she never has it filled with letters she has forgotten to mail.
BY DEPUTY. 1-1 JOSEPH: This is Fatty Truro, sir. THE PEDAGOGUE Well ? JosKPH There's a spankin' due to me, and I've give him two tops, a new fish hook, three chestnuts, and a lump of toffee, for him to be my substitute. Peel off, Fatty
From £200,000 a Year to £ 5,000. The London correspondent of the Liverpool Courier writes:—The house of a once great finan- cial magnate is for sale; his horsos will soon be up for auction, and he himself is allowed j65,000 a year by trustees. Of course, £5,000 a year is a comfortable income, but this City c> l brity w ss in the habit of living at the kingly rate of X200,000,1 year, po that the drop is pretty considerable. THK VALUE OF El No's "FKUIT SALT cannot be told. Its sucixss in Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Australia proves it. It is pleasant, cooling, health- giving, refreshing, and invigorating. Toil cannot over- stale ?t.s sjroat value in keeping the blood pure and free from disease. Its preparation has been truly styled one of the triumphs of modern chemistry. In hot or foreign climates it is invaluable. It allays nervous excitement, and restores the nervous system to its proper condition (br natural means). In the nursery it is beyomi praise. Caution.—Examine each bottle and see the capsule is marked Eno's Fruit Salt," without which you have been imposed on by a worthless imitation.—Of all Chemists. Prepared only at Eno's Fruit Salt" Works, London, a.E., by J. C. Eno's Patent. L8&35 AS!, for Tyler and Co.'s Prize Medal Cloths and erges.
THE STERNER SEX, J ji 2 Are ye good men and .£1 ¡ A bashful young man, like COrD. tarns whS# when he pops, • > A man who does a good deed for cash do serves no credit for it, A man is always ready to applaud suocesl -especially if it is his own. The survival of the fittest is so often thd survival of a coward with long legs. The man who is always certain about everjt thing is certain to get left, For every industrious man there is an idle one wanting to borrow money of him. The people who don't like us don't know m Those who don't like our neighhoars know them too well, A man no sooner gets old enough to know how to talk well than he also learns the valuf of not talking at all. SERMONETTE ON THE DEVIT,. The devil has no regular office hours, but yon can depend on finding him in and ready for business whenever you call upon him. RULE YOUR TONGUE. He has great command of language,* The man who talks at will; But hasn't be far greater Who knows how to keep still ? DON'T RI SIST A WOMAN. When the women of the house have «wTFte|f a matter is there much use in man's resistance ? If my harem orders that I shall wear a yellow coat and pink trousers, I know that before three months are over I shall be walk. ing about in rose-tendre and canary coloured garments. It is the perseverance which con- quers the daily return to the object desired,-—" Thackeray. r'" MAN'S IGNORANCE. Where a woman, in allusion to lier head- gear, speaks of her toque, her Tam o'Shanter, her felt, her chip, her straw, her crinoline, her Rembrandt, her Gainsborough, her Wag- ner, her saifor, her coal-scut,t!e, her chooolate* her crushed-strawberry, her cardinal, her velvet, her silk, her pongee, her waterproof, her flap, her cap, her turban, her turn-up, her turn-down, her morning, her afternoon, her marketing, her visiting, her church, her country, her seaside, her travelling, her riding, her boating, her tennis—here are some forty different kinds, and there are some forty more—a man, though married-and-a' for years, makes use of but two generic terms- they are "bonnet" and "hat," DISTINGUISHED SONJ. Virgil was the son of a porter. Home* was the son of a farmer. Pope was the son of a merchant. Cervantes was a common soldier. Horace was the son of a shop-keeper. Demosthenes was the son of a cutler. Miltoir was the son of a money scrivener. Shakes* peare was the son of a wool-stapler. Olivet Cromwell was the son of a brewer. Claude Lorraine was bred a pastry cook. Luciaa was the son of a maker of statuary. Car- dinal Wolseley was the son of a butcher. Daniel Defoe was a hosier and the son of a butcher. Robert Burns was the son of a pkugf m'n, Chris o^ho Columbus was the son of a weaver and also a weaver himself. Franklin was a journeyman printer and son 01 a tallow chandler and a soap-maker. WHAT IS A MAN? A man is an animal (says a woman writer who would scorn divided skirts and yet spend. two hours selecting the kind of cloth he wants used for hi3 trousers. A man is an animal who can be flattered and ooaxed into anything, but once you start to drive him the mule-like nature is upper- most. A man is an animal who is desirable when you are in trouble, because, the brute in him being greater, he can swear more and hit out straighter from the shoulder than you can. A man is an animal who eafs the very best he can get and who prefers to drink the same quality, but frequently becomes a tank for holding bad whisky. A man is an animal made for the benefit of woman, and the more she can get out of him in the way of kindness and love the more has he fulfilled his duty in life, but-with all his faults we love him still. THE CONQUEROR CONQUERED. rnjouthem archipelagos hefought the wicked cannibal; He'd skinned and tanned t be crocodile and found him very tannable Not a word of fear he'd utte ed, not a word and not a syllable, When he killed the Bengal tiger, and he found him very killable. He claimed bis strength was very great, for bears and lions suitable Ho used to boot the grizzly bear, and found him very bootable; He olaimed in killing monstrous snakes that he was very oapable, No boa-constrictor oould escape, for he wai unaacapable. Just then his wife came in and said, I'd think it quite commendable If you'd come and mind the baby; and youH find him very tendable." The way she took him by the ear will mako this poem readable; She pulled him out and led him home, and found him very leadable. EXCLUSIVELY FOR BACHELORS. Agrae with the girl's father in politics ana the mother in religion. If you have a rival keep your eye on him If he is a widower keep two eyes on him. Don't put too much sweet stuff on paper, If you do, you will hear it read in after years when your wife has some speoial purpose in inllioting upon you the severest punishment known to a married man. Go home at; a reasonable hour in the evening. "Don't wait until a girl has to throw ber whole soul into a yawn that she can't cover with both hands. A little thing like that might cause a coolness at the very beginning of the game. If, on thi occasion of your first call, the girl upon whom you have set your young affections looks like an iceberg and acts like a cold wave, tako your leave early and staj away. Woman in her hour of freeze is un- certain, coy, and hard to please. In cold weather finish saying good night in the house. Don't stretch it all the way to the front gate, and thus lay tho foundation foi future asthma, bronchitis, neuralgia, and obronio catarrh to help you to worry the girl to death after sho has married. Don't lie about you financial condition. It is very annoying to a brido who has pictured a life of case in her ancestral halls to learn, too late, that you expect her to ask a bald. beaded old parent who has been uniformly kind to her to take you in out of the cold.
CADBURYS COCOA has, in a remarkable degree those natural elements of sustenance which give system endurance and hardihood, building up musclet and bodily vigour, with a str ly action that rendej it a most ace ptable aud reliable beyerape."— Health. Lc5