RHYL URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. THE TRAMWAY QUESTION. A POSTPONEMENT. A special meeting of the Rhyl Urban District Council was held at the Council Chamber, Town JHaH, on Tuesday night, for the purpose of deal. iag with the minutes of the Electric Light Com- mittee with regard to the agreement for the sup- ply of the current by the Council to the Rhyl and Prestatyn Light Railway Company. There were present Mr. E. P. Jones (in the chair), Messrs. J. H. Ellis, P. Mostyn Williams, Thos. V-'hitley, H. A. Tilby. T. D. Jones, John Frim- ston, A. Maltby, J. W. Jones, and J. A. Will. iams, with the Clerk (Mr. A. Rowlands), the Solicitor (Mr D. C. Radcliffe;, the Surveyor (Mr A. A. Goodall), and the Sanitary Inspector (Mr. R. J. Hughes). The agreement as finally settled by the com- mittee was read. The principal alterations were the elimination of the penalty clause, and the substitution of the penalty clause as provided in the Rhyl Electric Lighting Order, the fixing of the price for the energy at lid. per unit up 4 to 150,000, and ld. for any quantity above that, instead of making an uniform charge of ld. when the total consumption reaches 250,000 units. The transformers and boosters were to be placed at a point by or near the Westminster Hotel instead of at the Generating Station as proposed by the Company, the responsibility of the Council to cease with the delivering of the current at the feeder-box near the Westminster Hotel. A clause was added to the effect that the Company were not to cut up the streets of the town without the consent of the Council between the 1st of May and the 1st of October ia any year. Mr. P. Mostyn Williams formally proposed, and Mr. Thomas Whitley seconded, the con- firmation of the minutes. oJ The Clerk read a letter which he had just received from Mr. Warwick Webb stating that if the Council were seriously afraid of the gener- ating plant not being in working order by the 1st of August, he was willing to advice his clients to defer the supply of current and the completion of the railway until April, 1902. He could not, however, advice his clients to accept any modification of the terms arranged witn the Council as to the price of the current, .and was astonished at the suggestion thai: there should be any alteration. He thought he was riht in saying that so far as the Company were concerned they had not in ?nv way sought :o depart from the arrangements made last April. Mr. A. Maltby said that April, 1902, seemed to him to be a very long time. Personally, he had not seen anything himself to hinder them supplying the current early next season. If the tramway was not to be completed until April the Council were laying out capital frcm twelve ic. eighteen months earlier than the" need to have done. He expressed the hope that some .arrangement would be made bv which the tram- way would start earlier. Mr. John Frimston thought the suggestion that the completion should be fixed for April. 1902, was a reasonable one, as they had all along been doubtful whether they would be able to supply the current by August next vear. If they hurried the thing now it would mean that in order to try and get ready for a portion of the season the Company would be cutting open the streets while the season was on. It must be remembered that the Council were undertaking new works, and it would take some time for their staff, however experienced, to get used to them. At the start the machinery was certain to give them a good deal of trouble. It was, therefore, <iesira.hle that they should have sumcient time to give the works a good trial before they sup- plied the current to the Light Railway Company. Mr. H. A. Titby said that there had been ser. ious delay on the part of someone in regard to this matter. They were undertaking a big ex. penditure, a large amount of which wag laid out specially to supply the current to this Company. To provide for this outlay they had been calcu- lating on a revenue of JBl.lOO from the Light Railway Company, and they were infoimed that JB600 or JB700 of this would be actual profit to the Council. The result of delaying this thing for twelve months was that they "lost that pront for the nisi year, and they were placing an additional fourpence on the rates of the town simply because the Council would not buck Tip," and realise that they had got to complete these work:, by a certain date. As an amend- ment he proposed that the date on which the current should be supplied should be the 1st of January, t902. He thought there ought to be a Itttle spirit of energy infused into the carrying out of these works, for no body of business men would attempt to carry this work cut as it had been carried out during the last two years. They were going to spend something' like JB27.000 on the Electric Light Works, and they would never have contemplated such an outlay were it not for the prospect of this income from the Light Railway Company. Mr. J. W. Jones seconded the amendment He said he believed that the Company would agree to it. Besides securing an mcome for the Council three months earlier, it would :;i ve sample time for the tramway and the electric light works to be thoroughly tested before the pressure of the summer tramc, and will also give the residents an opportunity of appreciating the conveniences of a system of tramways. In reply to a question, the Surveyor said that the buildings could be completed ready for the machinery in two months, and the whole work would be completed in seven months. Mr. J. H. Ellis said he thought the Council would see the force of accepting the suggestion that the. date for supplying the current should be April, 1902, for there were several things that .might happen to prevent them being ready by the stipulated time. It was all very well for the Surveyor to say that the buildings would he ready in two months. A contract costing bet- ween JE6,000 and JE7,000 could not be completed in two months, otherwise the tender must be very mach in excess of what the actual cost will be. It would take some time before thbir machinery was in proper working order, fheu duty was to complete their scheme as perfecl!y as possible, so as to be ready for the Company by the 1st of April. 1902, in order that there inight be no prospect of the Council being mulc- ted in any penalties. He was surprised at Mr. Tilby's proposition that they should fix the date as the 1st of Jan., 1902. Very few people would T-tse the tramways during that period of the year. He thought they should start the tramwav when there was some prospect of its being a success, .and not at a time of the year when the co'tj weather would make traffic < almost impossible. Mr. Thomas Whitlev said it was entirety the fault of the Council that the Company were .net ready to take the supply early next year. It was, therefcre, most unfair and unjust to ask the Company to begin running their tramways in January when they could not be expected to @st any tranic. He pointed out that they had not as yet even let the contract for the buildings' and he had some idea of the time it would take -tc. complete those buildings. He thought the proposal that the time for the supply of the current should be nxed for the 1st of April, 1902, was a reasonable one. Mr. Mostyn Wilhams sajd that the T'amway Company had undertaken to have their system ready for working bv the 1st of April, ;1901 and the Council thought they would have been ready to supply them by that date. An onen'n? in April would be a sort of introduction to thf season at Rhyl. But afterwards it was sugges- ted that they would not be able to supply the current until the 1st of June, and nnallv the 1st of August was mentioned as the earliest date. The Company reluctantly agreed to the 1st of August, although they would not profit muer by starting so late in the season. The Com- pany, seeing that there was considerable cloill-l- as to whether they should be able to finish the works by the 1st of August, 1901. and the Co'm- cil not being prepared to agree that the penalty clause should be enforced from that date, ha'' expressed their readiness to assist in the matte- by delaying the completion of the tramway un- til the 1st of April. 1902. In the event of the Council not being ready to supply thp current until October or November, he asked what would be the good of opening the railway -during that period. In fact. it was part of their agreement with the Company that they were r.ot to cut open the streets during the summer months, and in order to be ready to open in January as proposed by Mr. Tilbv. they wnulf' have to do this. They were certain to be readv to supply current to/lighting the town by Oc- tober, so that thev would derive some rpvenn- from the lighting," and he was told that there was every prospect that they should nave con- sumers to the extent of 5,000 lights Mr. H. A. Tilby said that was pure conjec- ture. Mr. Mostyn Williams said that of course il- was an estimate, but they were assured by onr who had Cdnv.ssed the town :he.t thaI r.rnL'e. of lights was likely to be taken. He Lcu,;ht t was exceedingly unfair to ask the Ccmp r.y to be ready to take current in the midd e <f winier, and he thought they ought to meet them „ :.ey had met the Council. On being put to the vote, Mr. Tilby's amend- ment was defeated by eight votes to t.v ..nd the Ise of Aph), 1902, was agreed to. During the consideration of the c''a' ses. Mr. John Frimston expressed the hope that the altered price would be insisted upon. He was given to understand that their .own engirt eers had strongly advised them not tc se'l the current for anything less than twopence per unit. The same engineers were aàvl<n a neighbouring town where the price of t cur rent was fixed at twopence per unit, <'r'd the Company were to take a minimum of 1-:9 ""00 units in the year Anything above 15)000 "-as to be charged for at Ae rate of lid Tn that town coal was cheaper than it was at R' Mr. Thomas Whitley disputed the t"r:'nt of Mr. Frimston that their engineers had "ed them not to sell the current at less tl-n.,i 'wo pence per unit. They asked him his ad"'ce. '.nd he said that at the prices at which thev -?-pd to sell the current to the Company they could make a profit of between JB500 and P,6()() The Clerk stated that the Light Railway 0' der M'ouM come up for confirmation before thr. Board of Trade on Friday. As they 're aware, he h3d lodged an objection to tl,e rr1í and the Council's objection would be be.,A,ri on Friday. He hqr) sent to the Board of Tr- 'f" a statement of the Council's objection; which w,,t- to the effect that the Company were seeking to obtain the supply of current at s.n unfair p-e. and to impose impossible conditions. The Council, therefore, asked that the Board of Trade should postpone giving their crc-o"t to the order until the Council and 1he Como.ny had come to terms. Mr. A. I.. Ctews took exception to tr-e <-t t". ment that the Company were seeking to r},>;n current at an unfair price. He thought it was absolutely untrue to say anything of the kind. The Council and the Company had agreed to a price, and it had been accepted all alon? by both parties until the last moment. Of course, if after further consideration the Council crme to the conclusion that the price they had ri(Tin- allv agreed upon was too low, and that they were not justified in selling the current at so low a price, they might make that representa- tion. But because they had c- to "hat in- clusion it was most improper to charge the Com- pany with trying to obtain the current at an unfair price. The Company had come t a straightforward arrangement w'th the C-T,ril, and they were satisfied with that arrangement, and wished to adhere to it. The Clerk said that the word unfair was per- haps an unfortunate one, and he -would explain it to Mr. Warwick Webb. A Ion? discussion afterwards ensued as to whether a deputation should be sent to Lordon to appear before the Board of Trade. It was eventuallv agreed to send the Town CleT-I- --id Mr. Ra(i(-I;ffe, with power to arrange an inter- view with Mr. Warwick Webh but not to d-'T-'rt from the terms of the agreement as settled bv the Counri1. In the event of Mr. War-ck Webb not agreeing, the deputation were to -ap- pear before the Board of Trade, and ask fo- a postponement to the confirmation of the order. THE ELECTRIC LIGHT BUILDINGS. The Electric Light Committee recommended the acceptance of the tender of Messrs. Thorn- ton and 'Sons for JC6,225 for the erection of the refuse-destructor and electric light buildings.. chimney, inclined roadway, &c., th): being the lowest of the three tenders received. Mr. Tbos. Whitley had gone through the quantities, and had recommended the accep.ince of th tender, and he was accorded a -,otc of thanks for the trouble he had taken. The committee's recommendation Aas agr-ed to.
TJTERARY EXTRACTS. 0. RUSSIAN SOCIETY.—Society exists in Russia for its own sake, and is not merely a genera! ctearing house where social debts and duties are civilly discharged. In fact, it is an earthly paradise, wherein you can dally with your life, dreamity watch it glide away through asbpodet meadows, and enjoy its pleasures bpedtess of time and tide. And, like paradise, it is reserved for the very elect; only those predestined from their birth may enter on the joyn "f the place. The uniform of an omcer of the Imperial Guards, for instance, is an open sesame to the bliss it bestows, and to follow a trade is to have com- mitted the unpardonable sin. It is conceivable that a prince or a count should be driven from the preoincto of this Eden, hut heaven and earth will pass away before a merchant will be allowed to cross its threshold. BRIDGE DESTROYING dY ELECTRICITY.—A novel means of destroying a woodea bridge by electricity has recently been successfully used by American engineers. The bridge consisted of three spans with a 70ft. draw over a navigable stream, the total length of the bridge being 73jft. Each span was composed of nine oorda of three timbers each, and by cutting these 27 sills simultaneously the spima dropped into the river between the piers. Thi,4 cutting was done by burning through the wood by loops of iron wire made red hot by an electric current. Weights were fastened to the bottom of each loop to pull it down as it burned through the timber. An alternating current at 50 volts waa used. One span was wrecked at a time, one hour forty minutes being required in each case from the turning on of current until the fall of I the span. PRIMITIVE BUT PLEASANT.—Iceland has a unique method of caring for the old and poor. In every district a list is kept of the old people who are unable to provide for themselves. At the beginning of the year the authorities seek out homea for them. Each ratepayer is expected to receive one or more into his house on a visit, the number depending upon the ratepayer's wealth, and the length of the visit on the num- ber of ratepayers. The old women generally help in the house and the men in the garden, but if they are unwilling to work nobody thinks of using compulsion. For the most part the pauper visitors saunter about like old family retainers, taking their meals with the rest of the house- hold. It is almost an unheard of thing for them to be either neglected or ill-used. They are re- garded as being under the whole community, and, if any one were known to do them wrong, he would soon have every mac'e hand against him. HOMES FOR HORSES.—It is small wonder that, with the Engtish love for horses, and under some sense of the tremendous debt we owe to those intelligent and patient servants, England should lead the way in establishing a hospital fot the invalid and the aged, where the less opulent among horse*owners may give their old favour- ites a peaceful autumn to their industrious lives, and where the poor man's beast is provided with rest, care, and doctoring to bring him as com- fortably as may be through the ailments of horse- flesh and aend him back to the shafts sound and well. But even in Engiand the ultra-gratitude of man has probably not often !eft horse or donkey Mourning. The Home of Rest has had but some thousand inmates and how many thousands ot horses are there in London alone who stumble along in jaded weariless, and at last die for want of a few weeks in such a hospital ? How many who, when infirmity shall have robbed them of the powers they have so obediently and gallantly exercised for our pleasure or our profit, are heartlessly doomed to an old age of misery, or who, honeat and faithful in their lives, receive at our hands but the wages of death ? COLLECTING ORCHIDS.—An American writer Mays:—There are only three professional orchid collectors in the United States, and less than a dozen in the world. One of the former is a quiet mannered young fellow whose customera are wealthy orchid faddists and for whom ha makes regular trips to South America. He told me the plants be collected were not the kind we ordinarily see. at greenhousea and esteem as Mch great rarities; his prizes were freaks of the floral world, far too dimcult to secure to evM get into the open market. It you have evet given any attention to the subject, you know, of course, that the variations of the orchid both aa to snape and colour are almost uflnite. He had seen them aping nearly J9very form of insect life. Some would resemble enormoas dragon flies, with gorge< ously tinted wings; others seemed I'ke magnih< cent moths. The region where the Suest speci-- mens were found was rank with fever and ahva with all sorts of venemous reptiles. Jamison described it as the most beautiful and most horrible country in the world. The busmoss was more or le-R "f a gambte, he said, and the cot- tector was nevpr abwotutaty certain about what he brought home. The net tes'tit would be a lot of dry, -lirivelled ba!bs Mbich might develop <nto super)' htns ?m? and m'?t. put forth no- '?bingt.ntaf.? ??..ific?t'n'I. Three-fourtha ,f thf nn:!y 1" :t.
FOOTBALL NOTES & JOTTINGS. [BY THE CHIEL.] A Chiels' among ye takin notes, And faith he'll prent it." THE COMBINATION TABLE TO DATE. Pld. Won. Lost. Drn. For. Agst. Pts Bar.gor 7..5. 1 ..16 ..10..11 Wr.xhan. 8..4..2 ..2..14 ..9..10 Chirk. 5..4. ..0..17..8..8 ?w?try. 6..3.. 2.16 ..5..7 Rh.l. 5..3.16 ..8..7 .Vhite 5..2.2..11 ..7..6 !:Iud,o' 9..2..5 ..2..14 ..23 ..6 Buukt.y 6..2..3.10..14..5 iM"mere-R. G.. 2..3.6..9..5 Birkenhelld 6..2..4..9..6..15 ..4 Newtún-le.W.. 7 1 4 2 ..10 ..19 J Wttrrintfton.. 6. 4..1..6..18..J —0— NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. Goals. Ptd. Won. Lost. Dr'n. For. Ag't PtR. Ho!yh.ad. 5..3.. 1 ..1..14.. 9..7 Hulyweii. 2..2..0 ..0..14.. 0 ..4 Ll&urwst. 3..1..1 ..1..7..S..J Carnarvon. 2 1 1 0 7 2 2 RLyI 2..1..1..0..4..4..2 Bangor 3..1..2..0..4.. 9 ..2 Ua?udno 1 ..0..i..0..0..4 ..0 Pemuaeumawr 1 0 1 0 0 5 U Q,;nnahô Quay 1 0 1 0 0 ..10 0 -0- SATURDAY'S COMBINATION RESULTS. *Chirk .5 Rhyl 1 *Bangor 4 Wrexham 2 *Birkenhead. 2 Warrington 1 *Hudson's 3 Newton-le-illows 1 -0- Bangor accomplished a capital performance _gainst Wrexham on Saturday in defeating them by four goals to two. It was a capital game from start to finish, and Bangor fairly deserved to win. Their fine form on Saturday intensifies the interest in to-day's great match with Rhyl. As the Bangorians are almost unconquerabh: on their own little bit of turf, it will take Rhyl all their time to win, and I shall be perfectly satisfied if. they only succeed in making a draw of it. —0— Saturday was a disastrous day for Rhyl. The Combination received its first reverse, and if; bright and brilliant record has been tarnished. 1: was unfortunate that Vaughan was not abl.: to accompany the team. His absence necessi. tated a certain re-arrangement. Morgan Owen became centre half, and Hall filled the vacancy on the left wing. For the first quarter of an hour Rhyl fairly beat Chirk at their own game, and were the first to score after about quarte' of an hour's play. Then they fell oii in the most unaccountable manner, and Chirk began to press, with the result that they had drawn level it half time, when the score stood at one goal each. -0- But the advantage was now with Rhyl, for during the first half they had been playing against the wind. Unfortunately, some bad captaincy on the part of Harry Jones brought about a complete collapse. He and Astbury played half-back, and Delaney and Brooks full- backs, while Morgan Owen went forward. In fact, the team was so re-organized as to be al- most unrecognizable. The result was not long in doubt. Chirk took the fullest advantage of the weaknesses which such a re-arrangement en. tailed, and for the last twenty minutes of the game they simply penned the Rhyl men in, and finally won by three goals to one. —o— Of course, the defeat of Rhyl is to be regret. ted. Success has made us too sanguine. Chirk on their own ground are positive terrors, and it is very few clubs who emerge from the little Denbighshire village victorious. Taken on tht whole, I am fairly satisfied. I do not blame the players, but I do blame Harry Jones for experimenting in so important a match. Th team has done so well throughout that it is a pity that it should have been so mutilated. Care must be taken that similar tactics are no. resorted to again. It is significant that. the first time a radical change in the team has been made that the result has proved disastrous. —n— The defeat at Chirk was in a measure antici- pated, but the overthrow of Rhyl League by Holyhead was certainly not. The presence of Ike Williams and Vernon Jones at full-back wa:. thought to be a certain guarantee of a good defence. But I regret to say that they were the weak spots in the team. Poor Vernon was ob- viously suffering from great weakness, and it was almost a pity that he should have tried his strength so soon. He has had a terrible time of it, and he needs a lot of ''beef" to restore him' to his former powers as a player. As for Ike Williams, it is dimcult to account for his poor show. True hi is out of practice, but making every allowance for that, there was no excuse for such a poor performance as he gave on Saturday. He did next to nothing. The half-backs and the forwards, however, did much better than I thought they would have done very much better in fact. Both Will Jones and Jim Jones did good work. The conspicuous failure among the forwards was Sam Parry, and it is strange that the three old first team men should be the worst players in the team. But that is the fact. I liked Humph the shop's play, and also Meiedith's. But the foimer ha no idea how to shoot. That, in fact, was the pre- vailing weakness in the fro'lt ranks. The result of this match was the defeat of Rhyl by two goals to one, a defeat that would have been much more severe but for the capital display which ('lass gave in goal. —0— To-day Rhyl play Bangor at Bangor in the first round of the North Wales Coast Cup. I hope there will be a good muster of local enthus- iasts. The team will be as follows:—Goal, Robinson: full-backs, Astbury and Harry Jones; half-backs. Brooks, Vaughan, and De- laney; forwards, Mathews, Morgan Owen, Brett, Spencer, and \Vill Jones. —0— An excursion will leave Rhyl for Bangor to- day (Saturday) at 12 50, when it is expected a large crowd will avail themselves of this oppor- tunity to support the Rhyl team. The fare is 2s. 9d. Football enthusiasts, show your loyal- ty to the Rhyl Football Club. -ow At Rhyl there will be an interesting match between Holywell and Rhyl League in t he Soames' Charity Cup competition. --0- RHUDDLAN CASTLE UNITED v. HARLEQUINS. At Castle Hill Park, last Saturday afternoon, in bitterly cold and dull weather, these clubs met to contest, their return match (when a fort- night ago they managed to make a draw of three goals each on the latter club's ground). There was a fair crowd present, when the following team lined up:—Goal, R. J. Jones backs, T. Hughes and Jim Hughes; halves, H. Parry, Ned Jones, and E. Jones (junr.) forwards, T. E. Griffiths, J. Evans, C. Jones, W. Jones, and R. 0. Twist. Rhuddlan won the toss, and decided to play up the incline. Book started for the visitors, who ran down to the Rhuddlan end, from where they were immediately called upon to defend, when the home back, Tom Hughes, cleared marvellously with one of his huge kicks. The homesters made an attack on the Harlequins' goal, but the sphere was soon returned to the home quarters, when C. Hughes had a fine opening, and shot from about five yards' range, but was saved by the magnificent play of the home custodian, who was cheered bv his opponents. Another run was spoiled by Book being ruled off-side. From the free kick the homesters drove the visitors back to their own quarters, when the visiting custodian had to fist out a shot from C. Jones, which he did in a feeble manner. He was shortly afterwards beaten with a daisy-cutter from W. Jones. The Harlequins had wakened up by this, and from the centre a fine bit of passing among the visitors' front rank was the next feature of in- terest, C. Hughes and Book combining well. C. Hughes was given an opening, which he, however, failed to turn to account. Twist made a fine run to the Harlequins quarter, but was eventually checked by the grand display of Hugh Pearce, and a moment later W. Jones put the leather past the custodian for the second time. Half-time arrived with the Castleites leading by two goals to nil. On the resumption of play the opening exchanges were in favour of the Harlequins, who were playing with a strong wind in their favour, when they were able to score twice to the homesters one, which was done by Hugh Pearce. Taking the match on the whole, it was the best ever seen at Rhudd- lan for some years. In the front rank there was a new player to be seen amongst them in the person of W. Jones, who gave a grand display of football. C. Jones is improving in every match he plays,-whilst J. Evans is far too slow. Twist takes the lead among the forwards again, whilst Grimths on the extreme wing was abso- lutely worthless, his kicking being feeble. There is not much to say about the halves only that Ned Jones, the famous Rhuddlan centre- half, must not play so many of his hanky-panky tricks of bending and falling in front of his opponents, and he has to feed his forwards better. Nothing need be said of his partners, E. Jones and H. Parry. The backs played a sound and safe game, whilst the custodian played one of his best games, doing several miraculous saves from all directions, but the fault against him is that he leaves the goal too often and runs out to meet the ball when the backs are there. Referee, Mr. Bentley Jones. Any team wishing to have a fixture with the above first or second team write to the secretary, Mr. Roberts. schoolmaster. I'M empress mugttat,?& u* uuttuauy gave a diploma to female servants who have been in continuous service in one family for forty years. There ought to be a diploma for the family, too. "Guidsaveus, Wull, what made ye put you saxpence wi' a hole in't in th' plate th'day for Jist because I couldna. put th' hole in without the saxpence." "Is Mr. BramLey tall?" "Personally he is." "Personally?" "Yes. Officially he is short- 30,000 dols. sliort. That is why he went to Mon* treal." The great men of this world ought not to sneer at the little men. If there were no little men, they themselves would not seem great by com. parison. German "fam gtad that you speak my beau' tiful language." Frenchman: "You are mis' taken I speak your beastly language beauti' fully." A bill posted on the walls of a country village announces that "a lecture will be delivered in the open air, and a collection made at the door todefravexpences." The Queen hae received a visit from Prinoea Napoleon and ttonia Bonaparte. After an hour's stay at Windsor CaaUe they returned to town. Mr. W. D. Stone, Deputy Marine Superintend- ent at Newhaven Harbour, has died from injuriea sustained the pMvious day, when he WM tnocked down by a goods truck. It ia rumoured in Susaex that Mr. Gosohen wili take hia ae&t in the Hpper Houae as the Earl of Etobingh<unMdHawkhurst,from his oatate of that oMne in the cooaty. Colonet Hunt, R.A., who was severely wounded in South Africa, has been appointed to command the Slat Brigade Division of the Royal Field Artillery at Newbridge. A strong reinforcing draft of the Duke ofJCorn. wall's Light Infantry has been ordered to embark at Southampton on the 28th for India to join the Cret battalion. On December lat two additional companies ot the Army Service Corpa come into exiatenoe, making 14 new companies added this year. They are to be designated Noa 55 and 56, and the former will be formed at AIderahot, under Cap- tain Morgan, and the latter at ShomcMe. Both are to be transport companiea. The death ia announced at Athena of Admiral Canaris. The admiral, who was the son of the famous hero of the struggle for independence, warmly upheld the summoning of a National Assembly to elaborate a series of capital reforms. In 1895 be was asked to form a Miniatry, but de- clined owing to his political views. The War Omoe having complained that atorea and ammunition for South Africa had been de- tayed owing to the lightermen's strike on th< Thames, the men's seemtary has undertaken to faciHtato the lighterage of such goods in every possible way, as indeed was promised at the begin- ning of the struMle. SHE ENJOYED AN EARTHQUAXR.—AB oM lady who with her husband had spent the win" ter in California, was asked by one of her neighbours if she had heard an earthquake while in California. Yes, I heard one," she answered, "and rather enjoyed it, for it was the first thing that happened since John and I have been married that he did not think I was to blame for." COULDN'T FOOL HER.—"Nobody can learn all there is worth knowing in this lifetime," said Mr.Meekton,wise!y,"a.ndama,n ought never to assume that his education is iimshed. I'm going to keep right ahead with mine; I'm going to study astronomy." His wife looked at hint sharply, and then in a cotd, hard' tone, ex- claimed Leonida.s, you' have to think u< some better excuse than that for staying out aH Mght." A WOMAN'S BARGAIN.—Many years ago in, the Midlands a man started out to sel! oitcloit table-covers at sixpence a, cover. After tramps 6 all day without seMing one a happy thought struck him. He would charge a shilling and take half the pay in cast-on* shoes, and there was a general ransacking of attics, and tabte- cloths went like hot cakes. But the old shoes ? WeH,whenverhe found a convenient hole besida the road out of sight, he pulled up his cart and 4umWd ke lot down in the road.
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