PARSON FITZKOY is nothing if not elegant m nifr pulpit diction; but he rather surprised his parishioners on Sunday when he arose to the extreme felicity of referring to Lot's lady, who was transformed into a. monolith of chloride of sodium." THE secret of being entertaining in conversation is so simple that it is astonishing so few people know it. The rule is always to talk about the personal interests of the one you are taikrng with. He will save you the trouble of talking much, and will leave you finally with a remarkably good opinion of your powers as an entertainer. PUTTING IT GISNTLY.— You know, George, I'm a milcl-spoken sort of chap, and never call anybody bad names; but if someone asked me to mention the greatest rascal in London, I would say to you: George, there is somebody wants to speak- to you." INDIGNANT Youth: "I want you to recollect, sir, that I'm a gentleman." Other Fellow: All right, sir; as a friend of the family I will do my best, but ycu are putting my capacity for memory to a ieMful
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Cogan Old Church. THE SACRED EDIFICE VISITED BY LORD BUTE. A few days ago, St. Peter's Church (better known as Cogan Old Church), was visited by the Marquis of Bute, in company with Sir William Thomas Lewis and Messrs Corbett. It is the intention of the Marquis to erect a bronze and gilt Reredos in this church. The design is to display the Scriptural scene of the transfiguration, and will contain a figure of our Lord surrounded by a nimbus of glory, and accompanied by Moses and Elias. This structure will be unique, in fact, there is nothing like it in any r church of this neighbourhood, and probably not in England. Previous to the visit of Lord Bute skilled workmen from London, erected a facsimilie in wood of the proposed structure, which will be erected by his lordship in memory of the late Mr Corbett. The Rerdos will be of a most costly character, and will stand out from the east wall of the church at least 15 inches, so as not to interfere with the inspection by archeologists of the unique herring bone masonry of the east wall. Hia lordship also directed certain structural alterations in the floor of the church, which covers the remains of the celebrated Herberts, of Cogan Pill Hall, who were his lordship's ancestors, and this will complete the carefnl restoration of this ancient church which Lord Bute has made entirely at his own expense. It is expected that the Reredos will be completed in about 9 months.
A Penarth Man's Sad End. INQUEST AT CADOXTON. On Thursday, at Cadoxton Police Station Mr E. B. Reece (corcner) conducted an inquiry respecting the death of Jas. Bunting, an engineer's steward, whose parents reside at Salop Street, Penarth, which took place at a lodging house early the previous mornings The evidence adduced disclosed the fact that the deceased walked home on Saturday and complained that he had fallen down the hold of a ship lying at Barry Dock. Medical assistance was summoned, and Dr King, of Barry, foand symtoms of concussion of the brain displaying themselves, from which deseased succumbed. No particulars ot the accident were forthcoming, and the jury consequently returned a verdict in accordance with the views of Dr King. with the addition that no evidence was put before them as to how the injuries were caused.
PeDarth Police Court. MAGISTRATES :-Colonel Guthrie and Major Thornley. r THEFT OF COAL. At this week's police court Thomas Wallace, aged 14, a boy well known to the police, was charged With stealing 341 bs of coal, value 3d, at the Docks on the 24th ult. P.C- Kear met the boy coming elonf. Maughan Street and in answer to the policeman S questions he said he picked up the coal at the dock and did not think it any harm. Dock constable Hopkitt Davies deposed as to the value of the coal which belonged to the T.V.R.. The lad who ha3 been prer, viously convicted for breaking open boxes last month on the beach was fined 5/- or to be imprisoned 7 days. STEALING SCARVES. Llewellyn Davies. Joseph Finney and Martin Gorniatl were brought up in custody charged with atealing I dozen woollen scarves, value 18/- from outside the shop of Mr John Lever, outfitter Barry on the previottf Monday Davies and Finney were each sentenced to one month's hard labour, but Gorman's case wal remanded for a week.
Total Abstinenoe Federation. The usual weekly meeting was held on Wednesday evening in Stanwell Road Chapel, under the pre. idelley of Mr Robert Hancock, who gave a practical address on the effects of drinking. The other speakers were the Rev. J. M. Saunders and Mr Sydney Davies, local secretary of the United Kingdom Alliance. Thot smgiug was led by the Blue Ribbon Choir. MisS Coney very effectively rendered the ^olo Come unto Me," the Choir joining in the chorus, and Miss Marian Bull recited very nicely "A little child shall leaCl them." There was a good attendance. Next Wednesday's Meeting will be held in tb« Co^an Methodist Chapel, the speakers being the Ret. C. H. Butcher and the Rev. Tectius Phillips, agent of the West of England Temperance loague.
TKTs was tTierfirst idea that rushed Into Kleckger's mind, as he folded up the letter, and placed it care- fully in his pocket. The next wa-s, not unnaturally, how to secure himself from Part's revenge when he ehould fnd his property had disappeared. The German replaced M. Parian'let's effects as nearly as possible in the state in which he had dis- v covered them. Then he proceeded in search of the housekeeper, Waddell. Waddell and his family occupied the basement of the house. He had belonged formerly to the police, but fell a victim to the charms of a friendly cook upon his beat. The couple married, and six years of matrimony brought four fresh little faces around < Waddell's not over well-spread board. It is not easy to provide in comfort for a wife and family from the scanty wages allowed to the men who guard the public, and Waddell discovered it would be more advantageous to enjoy free lodging, light, and firing, with the same rate of pay he received as a policeman, than to be exposed to all vicissitudes of weather, and to the brutality of the worst members of the cri- minal classes. He actually chose-this short-sighted • Waddell—to give up the magnificent prospect of being • "permitted to retire" from the force—when help- lessly injured upon a pension of as much as sixpence three farthings a day. Men who can act like this do not deserve success; and it is some gratification to » know that the ex-policeman, with his wife and four young children, had sometimes considerable difficulty in making both ends meet. He was in the habit, therefore, of eking out his income by the performance, during the middle of the day, of any small commis- sion that might fall in his way. He was absent upon one of these occasions when Kleckser descended, in search of him, into the basement of the house in Pall Mall. Waddell being away, his wife received the visitor. Small garments, of various hues and sizes, hung in different stages of dampness from lines that stretched in all directions across the kitchen. A steamy odour hung about the place. Mrs. Waddell came forward, wiping the suds from her arms upon her apron. I look in," began the German, raising his hat- Kleckser was invariably polite to women- I look in to ask if you can tell me at vhat time did come a lettter for M. Parla,ndet, dat I find up-stairs ? Do you habben to know ?" Come this afternoon, please sir, just as my Jim had stepped out to take a parcel for Cap'n Gradient, the hengineer, second floor back, sir," replied Mrs. Waddell, in a breath, with a bob; which signified re- spect." Wouldn't you please to take a cheer, sir. Get off, Tommy, yer varmint, an' let the gen'leman sit down, this minnit." Ton't tisturb de leetle chap for me," said Kleckser, smiling atthe bewildered look of the varmint," bundled on to the floor. Tank you. Den M. Parlandet was not at home ?" Oh, no, air ;,w'arn". nobody hin when I tookt the letter hup stairs. Postman said 'e forgot to leave it this mornin', an' 'oped 't wouldn't matter. It's all fight, sir, aint it ?" Quite right-oh, yes, quite right," returned •Kleckser. Vaddell is not in, I suppose ? Please tell him I shall call some tay dis veek. Goot morning." He disappeared into a wilderness of wet clothes, but presently returned. Oh, I forgot," he said, with a little hesitation, t, slipping something into Mrs, Waddell's hand; you needn't say anyting to M. Parlandet of my peing here, or of de letter. Ve have made a pet about it, dat's all. You unterstant ?" I see, sir; thanky, sir. I shan't hopen my lips, air, you may depend. Thanky, sir." Kleckser was satisfied. Parl knew nothing about the letter. When business was ended that evening, Kleckser set offiwith his prize to Mrs. White. To his great delight, he found that Natalie Legrange had been parsing the day with her newly-found relatives, and was at the cottage still. The coalition held a council upon the spot, and arrived at the following result: Ob Natalie was able to prove that the letter KlecXser had captured was in the same handwriting as the Genoa missive, and the identity of M. Louis Barmann, at Lucerne, with the required Poing-qui-frappe, was thereby established. The question now was, how could he ba reached. It was too hazardous to wait the execution of his threat to Parl, that he would sell his secret to the relatives of the obstacle. It would be folly to cast away the opportunity lying so plainly to their hand. The man- must be sought without an instant's delay, and offered terms. This office Kleckser proposed to undertake in person. He could easily obtain leave of absence from Van Flewker, upon the plea which has been found convenient before now by others—even by gallant officers a-campaigning, sometimes, I have heard-the excuse of urgent private affairs. He would set off at once. I think we shall not go very far astray if we sur- mise that Kleckser's promptitude to serve his col- league was not entirely due to friendship. Some (influence was certainly exerted upon him by the presence of Ruth White at the consultation. She iturned a grateful glance upon him at his ready proffer of service. She smiled, and Kleckser thought the sun had risen. She thought of Raymond, and a tear glis- tened through the smile. Kleckser could have sworn that pearls set in diamonds flashed upon him from her eyes. His philosophic theories upon the subject of love and marriage had been growing very restless for weeks. They took unto themselves wings at this moment, and fluttered disconsolately awar,. (To be continued.)