[NOW FIRST PUBLISHED.] j "TROTTY," I BT A. J. DARYL, Author of "Merry.go-RouTid," "On Tour," fte. [ALL' RIGHTS RESERVED.] She was only a. little wee mite of a thing when she first came to the theatre; an atom of humanity rolled round in a bundle and laid on an old rug # in the corn-er of one the ladies' dressing-rooms. Polly Langley rushed up in her impulsive manner and looked inquisitively at the new object; its face was covered over, but one little hand was caught through the meshes of a woollen shawl and doubled into a. pink ball. Welt, I never!" she said, with a laugh, if it isn't a baby! I wonder who its ma is." It belongs to me," answered a slim,' sad-look- ing woman, who was arranging some costumes on the other side of the rcom. Oh, yes. I remember now; you are the new dreeser, aren't you, Mrs. Mrs. Brown," put in the dresser, quietly, aa a faint flush passed over her face, leaving it almost paler than before. A few more girls came in one by one, and they all cast curious glances at the new arrival and. the mysterious bundle in the corner. Polly Langley's honest, wide-open eyes took in every detail of the woman's refined face, with its closely pressed mouth, the fair curly hair, and the white hands with the thick wedding ring. I believe this is a. lady, Lily," she whispered, as she passed one of her companions. Lily nodded, and said rather irrelevantly, What fun!" The new dresser's fingers were quick and neat, arranging flowers aid ribbons with careful taste, and even the second-class ladies of a third-class provincial company appreciated her quiet move- meets and ladylike manners. They strolled .out into the theatre as their toilettes were completed, and the woman they left behind knelt down on the floor. Very gently she uncurled the baby fingers and laid her cheek upon the iny hand. "Baby, ray darli:ig," she whispered, "we are aJone in the world, you and T. with no one to care for us. Alone, qùit,\ quite alone!" It comforted her to talk to her. child, although it could not know and did not understand, but slept on peacefully. It did not awake 01 move the whole evening, and was so quiet that Polly laughingly asserted it was not a baby at all, it was only a dormouse! But the "time came by degrees for the dormouse- baby to waken ints life. As the weeks went on the "blue eyes oper.ed and watched the flickering lights and the moving figures of the girls as they donned their finery. Of course, they played with her as if she had been a doll, and gave her their trinkets for toys, but Polly said ingenuously she was not to have tip gold ones in case they made her mouth sore. She was the blue-eyed baby's most devoted slave, anl she it was who first nicknamed her Trotty." Mrs. Brown's .idvent had created a lot of curiosity and not a little jealousy amongst the community at the theatre, and there were many contradictory accounts concerning her antecedents. Some said she was a widow, some that her husband had deserted her. and just a few less charitable than the rest, said it was as well to name the child Trotty, because as like as not—poor little brat—she hadn't any other. The months that had transformed the inanimate bundle into the pet of the theatre had left their mark on Mrs. Brown's pale face the cheeks were thinner, and here and there the lines that only sorrow brings.' Whatever its cause may have been, she spoke no word and gave no sign, and no one cared to ask. This world has sympathy enough for pink- nmined eyes. and listening ears for every wailing grief; our human nature comforts what it sees, but God help those that bear a dry-eyed sorrow! Trotty alone could bring a smile en her mother's face, and indeed the child seemed to carry smiles wherever she went. She was hail-fellow-well-met with everyone at the theatre, from the manager to the call boy, and they each had a word or nod for her as they went by. The only person who did not appreciate Trotty was Mrs. Farley, and she said to her way of think- ing she was a skinny little thing as there was no call to make no fuss over." Mrs. Farley waa the woman who. to use her own vernacular, "did the chairing" for the theatre. She did not consider she had been born to that poeition. As a girl she had aspired to a Terpsichorian career, but a certain lumpiness of figure and awkwardness of movement rendered her hopes fruitless, and she was condemned, if she danced at all, to danoe in the back row of the ballet. Once, and once only. was she elevated to a more prominent place, and that was when on the strength of a fine muscular pair wof arms she was selected to impersonate Britannia in the pantomime. i suppose we each of us have our own individual moon that we cry for. long for, and hanker after; and sometimes—very seldom-get. Mrs. Farley was more fortunate than most folk, for her moon ttpabled right into her arms the day she was chosen for Bri tannin and found she was to be wheeled in a chariot up the centre of the stage, and stand for at least a minute and a. half in the full glare of the footlights. Her moon shone for two whole month?, and then waned for ever. At the end of the pantomime she was sent once more to the back of the ballet, and in sheer disgust she married carrotty-haired Farley, ooe of the stage carpenters, and got out of it for ever. The cares of a. numerous family and a not too sober husband combined to grind her down; so when the latter died quietly one day with his head in the gutter she took up the chairing" business, and seemed to the manner born. Anyway, she showed the usual abhorrence to a. skirt and body tha.t had the slightest relationship to each other; brushed her hair on the top without undoing the knot at the back, and wore a clean apron over a. dirty one, or a. dirty one over a. clean one with strict impar- tiality, in a. way that is peculiar to the genus "char." She walked too, with a sort of want of balance that was only adjusted when she had a pail in one hand and a. broom in the other. The latter ahe rather affected; it may ha.ve been because the inverted broom top reminded her of the trident ehe had wielded so successfully in her palmy days. The reason Mrs. Farley did not see any beauty in Trottv was manifest to anyone who knew her own little snub-nosed, bandy-legged child that was about the same age. and was always tenderly alluded to bv her mother as my Liz. one was suppwet.. to be a verv fine child in her own family eircle, and if mere flesh were taken into consideration, "I^ATrrotly ™ about five yean.old «h.t "the boss" chose a pantomime in which a child fairy ™ aSd L; th. h«art-bun;u.g, to whose would be the lucky one selected. Forquite a. fortnight Mrs. Farley brought her Liz with her to the theatre regularly, taking every of crossing the manager's path with the chrid drag- ging after her, in the hopes he would be struck with its beautv; but the truth was Liz was too fane tor the put: and she was passed over in favour of the much-despised Trotty.. r The blue eyes were shining like stars on Boxing I,- Night, when Mrs. Brown decked out her darling Jn a dainty dress of white .nd silver, with butterfly wings on the dimpled shoulders, and a shining crown on the golden cults. Just in fun Polly Langley fastened a string of pearls round the little throat and declared no fairy who ever sat on a toadstool was ever half so pretty.. Trotty evidently had a keen sense of her own im- portance and the responsibility that rested upon her. With quite a grave face she walked backwards and forwards in the dressing-room, and had it not been for an accident all would have been well. As it hap- pened by some chance her necklace broke; the pearls rolled away on the floor. and Trotty forgot all about the responsibilities, and began to cry like the baby she was. In rain her mother and Polly tried to pacify her Her necklace was gone and she was broken-hearted. It seemed probable that a very miserable fairy would make her appearance, when Mrs. Brown suddenly unfastened her dress at the throat and taking a. chain from her own neck put it round Trotty's. It was just a slender cord of gold holding a diamond star. „ U Oh. Mrs. Brown, how beautiful. Is it really real?" cried Pollv, in an ecstacy of admiration. Don't ask me anything about it," she answered. nervously. I can't tell you, Polly. I can't." Real or not, the light of Trotty's star sparkled and flashed across the theatre. It even attracted the attention of a dark young fellow who was siting in the stalls. He leant forward and watched it through his opera glass. "Gazebee, who is that child?' he asked, abruptly. Good gracious, Fairfax, I don't know,' his com- panion replied. How am I to know who the kid M? 111 ask Polly, if you like. She'll know." Gazebee spoke with a drawl. His brain did not move very quickly, and his tongue was obliged to lag in order to keep it company. "Are you going behind afterwards?" asked Fair- fax. Why, yes, of course. I've got a supper on, you know." "I'll come with you," said the friend. "Not to the supper. I didn't mean that," he added, im- patiently, in answer to a look on Gazebee's face. I suppose you want to talk to Polly," the latter surmised, in his deliberate fashion. No, I don't. 1 want to see the child." Fairfax was fortunate, for Polly had Trotty with her when they met behind the scenes. Gazebee was Polly's principal admirer at that time, and the two a,t once embarked in an animated conversation, while Trotty stared at the dark young man with her iti. nooent blue eyes, and he stared ">t her. What is your he said, at Length. Trotty." Trotty vhat?" "Only Trotty," she asserted, solemnly. ♦ Who JOB this?" Fairfax anxiously, jb to lifted up the atar that huULflB MOK. If Trotty had been older, she would 11a,e noticed that his hand WM trembling like that of an old man, and that he turned it over to read a date on the back. n Mammy did give it to me. And who is vour mammy, little one? "Mrs. Brown!" Trotty said with dignity, as if she had in.part*>- ne useful information at last. Miss Langley, Fairfax said, interrupting the interesting conversation unceremoniously, who is Mrs. Brown ?" One of our dressen. Why do you want to know?" I,- i *1 want to speak to her on an important subject. Can I see hPT to-night?" No. she has gone away." answered Polly, tedmg a fib without any compunction. She did not know what the dark younsr man wanted, and was not going to betray her friend to him. Where does she live?" Fairfax asked, "I should be so much obliged if you would tell me." "I really dont know," Polly replied, telling a second fib in the srme interests. As bad luck would have it Mrs. Farley overheard the oouersation. n grv «« rhe was she had not been able to keep away from the theatre during Trotty's performance; ahe came to scoff, and con- tinued to scoff all through it. She knew perfectly well Polly had refused the address on purpose, and out of pure contrariety she made up her mind to thwart her. If it's Mr. Brown's address you're wanting, sir, she lives at No.* 3, Treverton Street, round the corner to the right, and as you leave the theatre." "Thank you," said Fairfax, and Mrs. Farley said afterwards she made for sure he was mad," for he dropped half a sovereign in her hand. No. 3, Treverton Street was a poor little house; I one of a. double row of poor little houses that all put together made up a poor little street. Half I the windows had no olinds, and somehow looked like eyes without eyelashes, and some that were broken and Stuffed with rags looked like eyes that ¡' had been put out altogether. The inhabitants could be seen going backwards and forwards on their various errands, and they were suitable ten- ants for such god-forsaken castles. With broken boots, and in ragged gowns they shambled along, most of them carrying cracked jugs in their hands on their daily pilgrimage to the "Travellers' Rest," at the corner. Poor travellers! Poor, wretched, I weary, travellers! How many of them would not have been glad to lay down their packs and rest, even if their heads were pillowed on the churchyard even if their heads were pillowed on the churchyard sod 1 a Gerald Fairfax came along in the bright mom- ing sunshine, and somehow his eyes grew sad at the sight of the squalid knots of children that were congregated on the pavement. One here and there reminded him of their prototypes in the well-to-do world, but most were inin, white, and sickly, with a prematurely old loom, on their pinched faces. They stepped their play to stare at him as he went by, doubtless wondering with their dull ) little brains what a gentleman could have to do in I Trevertoa Street.. •" Mrs. Brown? Yes, she s m, said a slatternly girl, who opened the door at No. 3. That s her room" and nodding in the direction of the back parlour, she rolled her red sodden hands in her apron, and disappeared in the lower regions. Come in," and Fairfax opened the door. A sudden light flashed into his face, and he came forward with outstretched arms. Mabel! Have I found you at last?" he cried. Just for a second she hesitated, then the face grew hard and set. Why have you eo—°?" she asked, in a. cold voice. "Could you not leave me in this place? I should never have troubled you again." Do you think that I could -est until I found you? Oh. Mabel, Mabel, why did you go away?" Why? You ask me why?" I know I was a bad husband. I know I treated you like a brute, but, Mabel, I loved you all the time." And yet you struck me," she said, almost beneath her breath. His face flushed even under the dark skin. I did not know what I was doing." "No." (There was a whole world of expression in that one word). When you went away it sobered me for ever. You shall never complain of that again. Come back; let us begin a new life together. Let us begin again As we did at the altar steps. Mabel, come back: I promise I will make you happy." I will not. What is the use of making promises? You will only break them as you have done before." There was a reproachful look in his eyes, but bhe would not meet it. "Why did you follow me?" she asked; "why could you not leave me alone?" "I did not know that you were here. I came because a little girl at the theatre waa wearing—' he stopped as a sudden thought came into his nund. "My God! Mabel, was that my child?" Stem and white he asked the question, and her eyes fell before the fire in his. She did not answer, but pointed to the shabby sofa where Trotty—poor, tired, little Trotty-was lying asleep. One or two half-stifled sobs broke the silence as he knelt beside his baby, stroking the golden curls and kissing the rosy face for the « first time. His wife looked steadily out of the window far away over the house tops. The re- sources of her little fortress are nearly exhausted. and she knew if she faced the enemy she must capitulate. A bright streak of sunshine creeping between the neighbouring chimney pots lighted her hair into a. golden glory, and smoothed the lines of sorrow from her face. To Fairfax's eyes she looked just like the girl he had loved and who loved him—once. A memory haunted him as he watched her; the memory of an old orchard; of an April sky laced wi, white blossomed boughs; and a world—his world and hers—that had seemed near akin to heaven. With that memory in his heart he put his arms round her and drew her to him, as he had done in the old time. Mabel, kies me before I go—for Trotty's sake.* Ther, were tears in his voice, and tears in his eyes, too, and they broke tue barrier down. The next time Trotty went to the theatre she sat in front in all the glory of velvet and lace, and Mrs. Farley's snub-nosed, bandy-legged Liz had a chance after ill. [The End..
"WASHING INCLUDED." Mrs J. Pettett, 20, Riverdale-road, Plumstead, I near London, has had an interesting experience. About three months ago she caught a chill, which resulted in pleurisy and dropsy. An able dcctor was called, but she gradually became worse, en- during acute agony, and growing daily more and more enfeebled and wasted-a mere shadow of her former self. It began to be said amongst her friends: "The poor thing is not long for this world." As a last resource her husband, having beard of the beneficial effects of Dr Williams' Pink Pills for Fale People, procured some of them. The result was truly marvellous. She wh-, quickly transformed from a helpless, bed-nddei., pain- racked creature to a strong and healthy woman. To a West Ham Herald reporter Mr Pettett herself gave confirmatory information. About three years ago," 6ie said, my health ppffan to fail me; I became wc"k Hnguid, and depressed. pufe was a burden. I consulted my doctor, on whose advice I took change of air and scene, but they did me no good. My appetite failed, and I began gradually to waste away. I caught a cold, and pleurisy and dropsy ensued, causing \De excruciating pain. I took to my bed, scarely able to move hand or foot." Why did you send for Dr Williams' Pills ?" We weTI" induced to do so by gome nei^bours who had tried them, and reported mar- vellous things of their effect in building up' the system. I took three Pills per day the numbness left me after the first day, and in three or four days the pleurisy and dropsy had so far gone that I, who had been hitherto helpless as a baby, was able to leave Jmy bed. Gradually loth pleurisy and dropsy disappeared, and they hr ve not troubled me since. My appetite is now excellent; and I can perform all my household duties, washing included." Dr Williams' Pink Pills act directly on the blood, and thus it is that they are so famous for the cure of anaemia and rheumatism, scrofula, chronic, ery- sipelas, and to restore pale and sallow complex- ions to the glow of healtk. They are also a splen- did nerve and spinal tonic, and thus have cured many cases of paralysis, locomotor ataxy, neural- gia, St Vitus' dance, and nervous headache. They are now obtainable of all chemists, and from Dr Williams' Medicine Company, 46, Holborn Viaduct, London, at 2s 9d a box, or six for ] 38 9d, but are genuine only with full name Dr Williams Pink Pills for Pale- People. Pink Pills sold loose I or from giass jars are not Dr Williams'.
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FACTS OF SCIENCE. The Earl of Crawford has apparently settled the fact beyond any further question that tha rays which emanate from the magnetic poles are to some eyes plainly visible. This tends to show that the magnetic rays bear a direct relation to the rays rrl.ich come from the sun, but are of that character invisible to an ordinary pair of eyes. 1 NEW CANCER CURE. Calcium carbide, the remarkable new product from which so much is expected as a source of acetylene, is reported to have been tried by a Paris physician, Dr. Guinard, as a local application for cancer, the result being relief and probable cure. ELECTRICITY TO ARREST HEMORRHAGE Electricity is used to arrest bleeding in surgical operations. A platinum wire, insulated in burnt pipeclay, is enclosed in the blades of a pair of steel forceps, or some similar instrument, and a current of suitable voltage is passed through it from the street main or from a portable battery. The artery is seized and com- pressed, and in a few seconds its tissues are so coagulated and its walls agglutinated that further passage of blood is rendered impossible. Ligature for either artery or vein is made unnecessary. TEMPERATURE OF FLAMES; Professor Hartley has lately been studying the temperature attained by various flames. The means by which he arrived at the temperatures were test wires of such tenuity that the mass of metal was insufficient to cool the flame, this prin- ciple being that which was enunciated by Faraday some years ago. Faraway showed at that time that a very thin platinum wire could be fused by only a candle flame, and that in such cases the carbon of the flame does not lower the melting point of the platinum. This latter statement has been again demonstrated by Professor Hartley, who has also discovered, by means of spectros- copic observation, that the temperature is as high as the melting point of platinum. AIR-SHIPS. Probably the most promising, if not indeed suc- iessfui air-ship is that which has been designed for skimming over the surface of the ocean, much 0 as an ice-boat skims on frozen water. The great advantage lies in the fact that- especially when the water is at all rough— he very flat-bottomed tir-ship is always tending t" lie launched over the srest of some wave into ti. air. The problem of Bight per se has been solv years ago, by means of an application of ael .Janes and propellers. And, as the only thing w! oh now remains to be devised for the realisation of this "flying fish" mode of travel is a motor rather more powerful and lighter than those commonly in use, it may safely be predicated that the successs of the aerial "ship" or "raft" form of flying engine will be achieved in the very near future. SOLAR ENERGY. Our food is derived from the vegetable king- dom, and if it were not for the sun's rays there could be no vegetable world. Even if we eat meat, we find that the lamb or bullock obtained their nourishment from the grass that grew in the open field. The energy which drives the locomotive along the rails of a railway his been brought about by the combus- tion of the coal so as to produce the heat which converts the water into steam, and the very coal itself is nothing but the remains of once living plants which flourished untold Jages ago. We 'night even say, without exaggeration, that the contour of the' surface of the earth into hills, dales and valleys, is owiog < to the energy of the sun. For example, ( a great quantity of the water from the seas I is constantly being evaporated. After a cer- j tain time, according to circumstances, it con- I denses and falls as rain and snow to the surface, having been carried, previous to condensation, by air currents into different latitudes. As it falls it collects as springs, rivers, or glaciers, whose erosive action do an enormous amount of work and produce remarkable changes in the sculpture of the land. In tru th, it is manifest that the sun is the great source of all energy THE DISTANCE AND SIZE OF THE SUN. Astronomers have found that the mean distance of the sun from the earth is 92,700,000 miles, but by merely reciting the figures no vivid im- pression is conveyed to the mind. One or two illustrations will suffice to indicate the signifi- cance of this vast number. Imagine 11,000 globes, each the size of the earth, laid from the arth to the central luminary; they would just About cover- up the au.) .,g of 92,000,000 miles, a space which light would dart over in eight minutes. A railway journey to the sun, travelling at the rate of 60 miles an hour, would not be accomplished till 225 of our years had elapsed. Having-obtained the distance, we may proceed to calculate its diameter. Terrestrial beings are fond of making voyages round this globe of ours, but if iransported to our luminary we venture to remark, nolar voyages would not be quite so pleasant. A (rain laid down from a given point on the surface of the sun would have to keep up its long journey intermittently for five. weary years at the rate ot 50 miles an hour, in order to circumnavigate this vist globe, 860,000 miles in diameter. If we coulu « nt the sun up into 1,000,000 equal parts, each oU,) nf such parts would considerably exceed the bulk 0: the earth. But though the sun is 1,300,000 time., igger than our planet its density is not more than 300,000 times greater. PERPETUAL MOTION. Perpetual motion, to the minds of most people, is a chimera. But ia it really a chimera? Let us see if it bears the stamp of possibility also whether it is in accordance with natural lawa, Anyone may observe that a body never sponta- neously passes from a state of rest into one of action; it may seem to do so, but on real inquiry it will be found to have been acted upon by some 10rce or power. For instance, bodies in falling to the ground seem to set themselves in motion. This is, however, not in consequence ot any inherent property, but merely because they are acted upon by the force of gravity. Not only do bodies at rest persist in a state of quietude, but bodies in motion continue to move. This I principle is not so easily realised as the former, for the reason we are accustomed to see any body set in motion by a force not inherent in itself gradually move more slowly, and ultimately stop, as is the case with a billiard-ball, for example. Now this is not due to any inherent preference for a state of rest on the part of the ball, but because the motion fint imparted to it is impeded by the frictipn of the cloth on which it rolls, and by the resistance of the atmosphere or air—in fact, these two things act as a very efficient brake. The leas these resistances, the more prolonged is the motion, as can be proved by setting a ball rolling on a sheet of glaatt or smooth ice. If all frktion whatever could be removed, a ball once se* in motion would oofitinue to move for all time. COLOURED LIGHT AND VEGETABLE GROWTH. 'During last year M. Flammarion conducted some interesting experiments aa to the effects of lights of different colours upon vegetable b' owtb, particulars of which appear in the bnll.a.u of the French Astronomical Society for Juje. OL: July 4th, 1895, eight identically sensitive plants, which had been sown 4Qt the MUU time, were selected for experiments. These were placed two by t TO in similarly constructed glaaa boxes, the sides cf of which were different colours; one being red, one green, one blue, and another of ordinary clear glass. All were exposed to the same meteoro- logical conditions throughout. The rates of growth were as follow: Red. Green. Blue. White. September 6th .0'220 0090 0'027 0*045 27th .0*345 0-160 0 027 O-OHO Octoixr 22nd 0420 0'162 002/ 0*100 Tli ii- while the plants exposed to red light increased their height fifteen times, those exposed to blue light remained stationary. The former, moreover, acquired an extraordinary degree of sensitiveness. Geraniums and other plants exhibited the same results, but in a less degree. The fact that the plants exposed to white light grew less rapidly than those which were under red glass, although receiving the same amount of red radiations, seems to warrant the view taken, that the presence oi blus lig'nu in the former case actually viarded the growth of the plants. HARD CARBON, ve M. Moisson i9 reported to h* d discovered a substance harder than the diamon in the form o a compound of carbon and boron, produced by eaang boracic acid avid carbon in an electric fur- 8 J. a temperature of 5,000deg. This com- po n 1 is blafck and net unlike graphite in appear- j?" will cat diamonds without difficulty, Irl 8 J. a temperature of 5,000deg. This com- po n 1 is blafck and net unlike graphite in appear- j?" will cat diamonds without difficulty, Can be produced, ia pieces of any required
I remakkajjle incident. It is a scene in a lecture-room of a, modical col- lege. The professor is Jlecturing before an intel- ligent class of medical students. He is describing the human body, its defects and the danger by which it is surrounded. In order to illustrate it he has fluids from the human body, which he is sub- jecting to chemical tests. Gentlemen," he said. I have described to you the appearance of the human fluid in a diseased state; I will now show you how the same fluid appears in a healthy state," and he subjpeted his own to the test. As he held it up to tbe light for a moment, his hand trembled, he caught his breath, he paled and exclaimed, Gentlemen, I have just made a most horrible discovery; I myself have Bright's disease of the kidneys. In less than one year he was dead. The above dramatic and strictly true incident shows the terrible danger and mysterious nature of this modern disease, which may well be called the demon of the present century. It steals into the system like a thief, manifests its presence bv the commonest, symptoms and fastens itself upon the system before the victim is aware, It is nearly as hereditary as consumption, quite as common and fully as fatal. Entire families, inheriting ^it from their ancestors, have d.ed, yet none of the number knew or realized the mysterious power which was removing them. Hundreds of people die daily by •what is called heart disease, apoplexy, paralysis, spinal complaint, rheumatism, pneumonia, and other common diseases,when in ieality it is Bright's disease of the kidneys. These are solemn facts,but all the more serious because of their solemnity. There has never been but one remedy known for the cure of Bright's disease, or even for its relief. and that remedy-lias become the most popular of any preparation known to the world. It is War- ner's Safe Cuie. It.has taken men, and women, too, who were in the lowest stages and restored them to perfect health and strength. -It will in- varibly check the first stages of this terrible dis- use, if taken in time. It is endorsed by physic- ians, approved by scientists and use by the best people in the land. It is a scientific preparation and owes its ropularity wholly to its power.
THE GUARDIANS AN I) THE RATE COLLECTOR. The fortnightly meeting of the Carnarvon Board of Guardians was held at the Workhouse on Satur- day, under the presidency of Mr J. J. Evans. of Guardians was held at the Workhouse on Satur- day, under the presidency of Mr J. J. Evans. The following letter, signed by Messrs Henry Hughes, R. M. Griffith, John Roberts, and Edward I Williams, overseers of the parish of Llandwrog, was read:—"We beg to inform you that the district auditor has certified that there is the sum of £442 Is 9d due from Evan Williams, the late assistant overseer. We understand that Evan Williams has entered into a bond with the Guard- ians in the sum of £ 10U0 for the proper discharge of his duties, and that he furnished sureties who have bound themselves to pay kny balances or losses occasioned by Evan Williams. We, there- fore, feel it to be our duty to call upon you to enforce the bond so far as the balance certified by the auditor is concerned." The Clerk (Mr J. H. Thomas) said he had placed the matter before the Finance Committee, and it was their opinion that the Guardians should en- force the bond. M. T. W. Williams asked if any report had been made by the auditor upon the matter. I The Clerk No, only a certificate. Mr T. W. Williams thought it would be advisable to refer the matter to a committee. Mr J. Menzies What are the legal obligations of the Board ? The Clerk The Board have nothing to do with the collection of the rates. The bow provides that the assistant overseers appointed by the parishes should enter into a bond with the Guardians, who, if the auditor certifies that a certain amount is due, are to enforce the bond. Mr J. Menzies: Suppose these sureties were to fail or run away ? The Clerk: The parish of Llandwrog will have to make good the amount. It will not fall upon the Union in any way. £ J The Chairman: The overseers of the parish of Llandwrog ask us to put the bond in force. The Rev O. Williams: And if we do not the blame will be attached to us. Mr D. P. Williams: I think this is a matter for the parish of Llandwrog to take into consideration. We baveonly to admirister the law, and we are merely intermediaries between the parish and the bondsmen. If there is any irregularity, I think the parish should move in the matter and not the Board. Mr J. Menzies: How is it that the system of audit is so deficient that a man is able to defraud the public to such an extent ? Has it gone on for years ? The Clerk: I do not know. Mr T. W. Williams suggested the advisabilisy of placing the matter before the parishioners in order that they might pronounce their opinion upoa it. Three of the sureties were responsible for £ 320,andif the Guardians were to enforaa the bond they would in all probability deprive these men of even their beds. Undoubtedly the subject ought to be the consideration of somebody in addition to the four overseers. Mr R. B. Evans thought they would create a ba 1 impression on the other parishes if they did not enforce the bond. The Rev Mr Davies said that the present diffi- culty proved that the Board ought to dispense with individual sureties and compel the assistant overseers to find a guarantee society as surety. Mr J. R. Jones suggested that the parishioners should levy a voluntary rate to wipe off the deficiency. Mr H. M. Jones said he knew of many people in the parish who would be willing to a voluntary rate being made in order to help the sureties out of their present difficulty, and he, therefore, sup- ported the suggestion made that the matter should be left in the hands of the parishioners. After further discussion it was resolved, on the motion of Mr D. P. Williair s, that the parishioners be informed that the Board had adjourned the father consideration of the matter .for a fortnight, and that in the meantime the local guardians should endeavour to bring ubout a satisfactory settlement of the difficulty. A committee was appointed to enquire into the bonds of the assistant overseers in all the parishes in the Union._
KEVER TRUST. Never trust those who promise too much at a time. "Ihe patent medicines which pretend to cure at once," n a single dose, or in ten minutes," convince us that they are unnatural in their operation, and that, therefore, either the promise made is a false one. or that the remedy is worse than the disease. It is^ not at once that a man becomes Consumptive; it is not at a single meal "that you acquire Indigestion and Dyspepsia; it i* not in ten minutes that your Liver becomes sluggish and out of order. No. These com- plaints and others which might be named are gradual in their hold to release you at once," in ten minutes" or at a single dose." As the disease, so its cure. Steady and certain is its approach. Steady and certain ■hould be its retreat. Itthis fact that the secret of iliS wonderful. ''f 1'11" led success of Gwilym Evans Quinine 1 i-t conforms to Nature's laws, adapts itsu requirements, If the constitution has b. steadily, and certainly undermined by diabase. So is it Slowly, Steadily and Certainly re-built by this excellent remedy. It dees not pretend to miraculous instantaneous effect cures. If the disease is deep rooted and of long standing, a sudden and forcible uprooting would do more harm than good. Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters loosen first one hold of the disease on the body, then another, and yet another, taking away one by one the clammy fingers of disease, and re'placing them with the warm, flowing touch of health and now life, not only removing the disease effectually, but giving New Life with every dose taken. The more recent the disease the more easily removed. Try this great Natural Remedy. Try it now. Recovered Patients say it is an Unfailing Remedy. Everybody says it is the Best Remedy of the Age. Above all things see that you get Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters, Ttith the name "Gwilym Evans" on label, stamp, and bottle. It is sold m Bottjes al 2s 9d and 4s 6d eaoh. SOLB PROPRIBTOKS QUININE BITTERS MANUFACTURING QUININE BITTERS MANUFACTURING COMPANY (LTD.), NELLY. SOUTH WALES. 4
JICK'S IARN FROM THE SDUTil j The locale of the incidents mentioned in the following yarn is a place noted for its wrecks and other casualties, and not very far from Porthdin- Ileyn., The place was well known in the days of Dubritius, and since then, if the records were all read, hardly a year would be found but what some wreck or a narrow escape from a watery grave had occurre,l there. The rocks are precipitous in some parts- whilst in others they are broken, with a patch of -it beach here and there. I dare say some of my readers recollect that territl-t winter some few yp <rs ago, when several vessels were lost in Cardigan Bay and along the coast generally. That winter a large steamer became unmanage- able and was blown ashore at the spot in question. If ity memory serves me rightly, over 20 persons were drowned. The local team with the life- were drowned. The local team with the life- savMg apparatus came along, and did whtt could be done in such an awfully dangerous -place on such a night when even to approach the edge of I the rocks or to stand on the beach was more than anyone could do with safety. Gallant and noble were some of the deeds done th t night. One memorable deed has been eushrined in a beautiful song. At a children's concert last winter I heard this song sung by Miss G. Parry, daughter of Inspector Parry, of the Cambrian Railway Com- pany. In the audience were a few sea captains and sailors. The song was so well sung that they were all in tears. But it is not my intention to reiapitulate the incidents of the wreck I want to-day to refer to an unrecorded incident that occurred after the vessel had become a wreck. No one can deny that there still lurks in Lleyn a considerable supersti- tion, which creates a dread of dead bcdies. Medical science tells us what the human body is composed of. When decomposition takes place, the con- stituents of the body become assi'iiilated by the earth and air, and there is no more difference in this raspect between the corpse oi a í man and the carcase of a cow. But the men on the shore looking after I the wreck that night made a vast difference be- tween a dead man and a dead cow. When the leter was washed ashore, it was unceremoniously dragged up and buried. But when a word passed along that a human corpse had come ashore, it sent a shudder through the hearts and limbs of our stalwarts on that night. As about 26 bodies were known to be somewhere on the rocks-in crevices, holjows, or under pieces of projecting rock-the neighbourhood had hanging over it the pall of death, as it were. The dead had far the greater influence than anything else that time The mental tension created by this state of things was almost unbearable in some cases. The men were afraid of moving about to look for dead bodies, lest they should find any Taking all the situation in at once, a well-known man, who was always disposed to practical joking, conspired with another man to play a trick upon the timid fellows who were frightened at their own shadows. So be got his man to cover him over with sea weed cn the edge of a flat piece of sea shore where all the men could come and see the dead man." The conspirators arranged matters in such a way I as to bring about 24 of the watchers to the spot where operations were to be carried on. When things were ready the crowd came, and imme- diately saw what to all appearances was a corpse. But they were as fall of fear that not one darel to approach the body. The roan in the know told some in front to go and see whether it was a body or not. An appeal of the kind had the desired effect, and the man cautiously went towa-ds the corpse. The rest held their breath, waiting events At last the man was seen to bend down, and to remove the sea weed from the corpse. Instanter the corpse jumped on its feet, shouting, "Yott d- don't go to pockets!" Equally instanter all the watchers were terrified, and in endeavour- ing to escape threw each other down, and became inextricable for a moment or two. When they got up again, many ran away over rocks and fen and field, and got heme, whilst the others became amenable to persuasion that the "dead" man was really a live man and one of themselves. I In the same neighbourhood years ago there was an old woman that was always found on the shore during storms. One night a neighbour, who owed her a grudge or two, resolved upon paying her off. He called upon the old woman and said, "Look here, lots of things have come ashore in the cave. Will you come there to nigat with me ? If you will, don't tell anyone." She said that she would come. When the time arrived the woman was at the spot, but she had brought another woman with her. It was arranged that the man should go down to the cave, and that the woman should band up any property the man might find. The wi tie soon began. The first thing found was a b candlestick. The second article was also a ) candlestick. When he was telling the won <• t, haul up the third article the man said, "It is a candlestick with a piece of candle in it." <.« more'candlesticks were sent up. Then the n shouted "You must pull with all your might at L-.1- next thing. It is a big box." The women pulled away with all their might, bat not an inch could they get np the box. Every effort was m«de again to pull up the treasure. The women staggered and struggled on the top of the precipice, fearing I sometimes to fall over h tolthe dark depths below. One of the women shouted on the man several times to explain what was the reason the bora would not come up, but not a word came from the da-Icneser below. Fearing the man h%d met with a mishap, the woman in question decided upon going round the point, down the rocks and into the cave to see what was up. ahe went. The man was not there. The rope was tied to a neck of solid rock. How mysterious everything was. The woman returned to her friend on the top, and both took up the spoil and went home. In the morning the man visited the house of the woman I he had agreed with to go and gather wreckage, and offered an explanation why he had left the cave. Do the brass candlesticks match what you have on the chimney shelf in the parlour ?" he enquired. The woman took the candlesticks to the parlour, the man following. The woman looked at the cbi .ocy shelf, and saw that there was not a sing" candlestick in the place. She further foun hat what she had pulled up with the rope frou 1 cave on the sea shore were her own candlestick
GORED ill A BULL. Sad Deatb at Aber. On Thursday afternoon, John Roberts, servant at Aber Rectory, went into a field belonging to Mr Thomas Roberts, cf Tai'rmeibion, Aber, where there was a bull. He had no right to go 'there, it is stated, but went tbnre for some purpose which he deemed necessary. The bull turned on him, and when he was found in a heap of brambles, it was found he had been gQred in the thigh, where a terrible wound had beet inflicted. His jaw had been smashed and his throat rioped open. Dr Hughes was at once sent for, but Roberts died at five o'clock at night. A verdict of "Accidentally killed was returned at the inquest.
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CARNARVON COUNTY GOVERNING BODY. A quarterly meeting of the Carnarvon County Governing Body was 0 held at Carnarvon, Mr 1), P. Williams (chairman) presiding. -Princ,ipoj Reichel, M.A., moved, and it w<*s agreed thatn travelling teacher be appointed for mfcnual lD^ struction, but -that the Same devolve upon 00^ of the masters in the several schoois.-On the re commendation of the finance committee, a distrj' bution of £ 1550 was made to the several distrioj^ in the following proportion Carnarvon, £ 240' Bangor (Boys), £ 240; Pwllheli, Conway, port: madoc, Bethesda, and Penygroes, £ 145 eacb> Bangor (Girls) and Bottwnog, JE100 each. application from the Carnarvon Local GoverniBo Body for a loan of X2000 for school building pat' poses, the same to be repaid, with interest at 3 Per cent., by equal annual payments, spread over period of 30 years, and was acceded to, as also loan, on the same terms, of £ 200 to the groes Body, the site of the sehool for that being approved.—As regards the purchase of la° at Ffriddoedd for the site of the proposed school, the chairman and Mr W. A. DarbishiO were authorised to sign a cheque for the purchase money when required. As to the site of the prO' sent school, it was resolved that enough mope1 should beifept in hand to meet the expanses of tD^ sale and fi the purchase of the new site, and the clerk pay the remainder to the accounts of *r~ g .vernors of the two Bangor schools respective*? in the proper proportion also that the of Friar's land and the governors of Friar's respectively be asked to enter into formal agreements as to the terms of the tenancies of present schoolhouse and grounds pending erection of a new building at Ffriddoedd. k cotal munication from the secretaries of the Associate of Head Masters suggesting changes in the scheJØ e relating to scholarships was read; as also from the Eev T. J. Wheldon, B.A., dealing the election of governor by parents of pupils in Bangor County School.—Amongst the bills Pa88!* was one £ 63 19 < 2d to Mr R. Fiddes, registrar u Victoria University, for examining schools.
Portdinorv.-je. 'dol THE MISSIONARY SOCIETY.— On Monaw evening, at Elim Chapel, the Wesleyans held to, annual missionary meeting. The report was by Rev Nicholls Roberts, and interesting|addre^( were given by him and the Rev Madoc Penisa'rwaen. a 9 THE GENINEN SOCIETY.—On Friaay EVENING b meeting of the above society was held at Chapel, when Professor W. Lewis Jcnes, t, s- a lecture on the Songs of s). ) lotion of the cbairmau (the Rev Gwylfa Roo0^ s seconded by Mr Edwasd Hughes (Meraxfa^ 0 hearty vote of thanks wasp in' Mr Joce his excellent lecture. ,Æ.