THE THIBET EXPEDITION. TROOPS SUFFERING FROM THE COLD. Our soldiers in the Thibet mission, which has now reached Phari without opposition, arc suffering intensely from the cold. The scenery of the snow- clad range, 24,000ft. high, is described as superb. But the thermometer registers 40deg. of frost, and the troops, who bivouacked, felt it greatly. Brigadier-General Macdonald's force, which reached Phari the other day, is composed of two companies of the 23rd Pioneers and two companies of the 8th Gurkhas, in all some 800 fighting men, with four guns. Phari Fort occupies a strong position, but the Thibetan soldiery had vacated it when the British force arrived. General Macdocald left a small garrison of Gurkhas, and afterwards returned to Chembi. Mr. W. A. L. Fletcher, who travelled with Mr. and Mrs. Littledale in Thibet, describing the country in the Daily Telegraph, writes: "The" cold in winter must be intense. There is generally a breeze, too, and sometimes it blows very hard. Nothing but sheepskins, and plenty of them, can keep the cold out when a wind is blowing. The great altitude in itself causes great discomfort. We all had headaches when we first readied ] 5,000ft., but this wore off after a time. The difficulty- in breathing, however, never wore off, and nlTeeted men and animals alike. The yåk can carrv from 160 to 2401b., but since the Thibetans do not shoe them they are subject, to sore feet, and are unable to go long distances day after day. Horses, mules, and sheep are used as pack animals, and the latter carry from 20 to
THREE M.P.s DEAD. During the last week two Unionist L P. s have died-Mr. C. L. Orr-Ewing, M.P. for Ayr Burghs, who passed away on Thursday, and Sir H. Bullard, M.P. for Norwich City, who died on Saturday from diabetes, from which he had been suffering for some years. Sir H. Bullard was born in 1841, and was educated at East, Dereham. At an early age he entered the brewery business belonging to his father, and eventually became chairman of the company. He was a J.P. and Deputy-Lieutenant for Norwich and Norfolk, and was also a town councillor for Norwich, of which city he has been sheriff and three times mayor. Sir Harry first represented Norwich in 1885, but after his re-election in the following year he was unseated on petition. He again success- fully contested the seat in company with Sir S. I Hoare in 1895. and at the last general election both fentlemen were returned unopposed. He was nighted in 1887. Mr. C. L. Orr-Ewing, M.P. for the Ayr Burghs, ■who died at Portpatrick after a short illness, 'was son of the late Sir A. Orr-Evring, and was in his forty-fourth year. Six years ago he married Ladv Augusta Boyd, eldest daughter of the Earl and Countess of Glasgow, by whom and a young family he is survived. Mr. Orr-Ewing was au advocate of Fiscal reform. He was on tha latform at Mr. Chamberlain's Glasgow nit-c, t i anl as recently as December 2nd addressed a mectw g of his constituent, at Ayr. He had represented the A Burghs since 1895. At the election in 1900 the igures were: Mr. C. L. Orr-Ewing (TJ.) 3,101 Colonel E. C. Browne (L.) 2,511 Unionist rnaioritv 590 The Liberal party have also sustained a severe loss by the death of Sir William Allan, the member for Gateshead, which took place on Monday night at his residence, Scotland House, Sunderland, after two days' illness. He had enjoyed his usual robust health up to Saturday morning last, when, on awakening, he complained of feeling unwell and had a fit of coughing. By Sunday he had apparently recovered. On Monday morning", however, he had a return of angina pectoris, which had caused the first attack. Recovering again he felt very com- fortable until four o'clock in the afternoon, when, in turning over in bed, he suddenly expired from heart disease. Sir William leaves a widow, five sons, and four daughters. Sir William was born in Dundee in 1857, and after serving his apprenticeship as an engineer emigrated to America, and in the Civil War engaged in blockade running, being chief engineer of one of the vessels designed to elude the Federal cruisers. He was captured in Savannah Harbour by the steamship Stettin, aud was thrust into prison, where he remained six weeks. He managed to bribe a sentry to take a letter to Lord Lyons, the British Ambassador, and was released on parole. Returning again to the United Kingdom, he settled first, in Carlisle, and ia 1866 went to Sunderland, where he worked in the yard of the North-Eastern Marine Engineering Company. There he remained till 1887, faaviug risen to the position of manager of the works. In that year he founded the Scotia Engine Works, which have since been amalgamated with Messrs. Ri< hardsons, Westgarth, and Co. Sir William, who was a poet of considerable -nierit, was amongst the bisr. known and no ,t popular members of the House of Commons, his burly figure, flowing beard, and outspokenness on the subject of water-tube boilers rendering him a conspicuous personality. The honour 01 knight- hood was conferred upon him at the Coronation last year. Ilis death of course creates a Parlia- mentary vacancy in Gateshead. At the last election in 1900 the figures were Allan (L. 1 6,(-57 Sherburn (U.) 5,711 Liberal majority 946 Previous elections resulted as under 1885—James (L.), 5,756; Bottomley (C.), 5.024; Liberal majority, 2.732. (L.). 5,333; Ralli (U.), 6,046; 287. 1893-AJIan (L.), 6,434 Balli (U.). 5,566; Liberal majority, 868. 1895-AlIan (L.), 6,137; Lucas (U.), 5,654; Liberal majority, 483. YEAR'S THIRTEEN DEATHS. During the past year death has claimed thirteen I.P.s Mr. H. C. Leigh Bennett (C.), Chertsey 51 Mr. W. 8. Caine (1..), Camborne 61 Mr. Hanbury (C.), Preston 58 Sir J. Pease (L.), Barnard Castle 75 Mr. Donald Nicol (C.), Argyllshire. 59 Mr. J. L. Carew (P.), South Meath 50 Mr. J. Penii (C.) Lewkham 55 Mr. C. Seale-Hayne (L.) Ashburton 70 Sir J. Blundell Maple (C.) Dulwich 58 Mr. Jasper More (U.), Ludlow. 67 Mr. C. L. Orr-Ewing (C.) Ayr Burghs 43 Sir Harry Bullard (C.). Norwich 62 Sir W. Allan (L.) Gateshead 61)
A RUSSIAN DICK TURPIN. A notorious robber, named Kriwusz, who for months has terrorised several districts and com- mitted numerous murders, has at last been arrested, says a Warsaw correspondent. Recently he waylaid a carriage in the vicinity of Smilowicz. There were seven people inside, and on the robber calling upon the driver to stop the horses were whipped up. Soon eighteen revolver shots were poured into the carriage, three of the occupants being killed outright, while the others were seriously wounded. Three died in hospital. The highwayman was arrested. A few days previously the brigand had committed a murder in Kieff. A police officer had recognised him, and tried to arrest him, but he struck the officer with such force with a cudgel that he died. When Kriwusz entered a district where he was not known, he assumed a fresh name, generally selecting that of a well-known resident. The country people readily gave him shelter, as they were afraid of exciting his revenge. Once he was prosecuted for theft, and, simulating madness, was [ pardoned. His sweetheart, Marie Sniewicz, assisted J' lum in committing many murders. She invariably I accompanied him on his journeys. She also has I been arrested.
HUNTSMAN'S STRUGGLE WITH I FOOTPADS. Particulars have been reported to theStinordshire police of the terrible experience of Mr. Fowell, of Cttoxeter, when he was returning from a Christmas hunting meet. He was driving in a trap along a dark road near Sudbury, when two men jumped cut of the hedge. One seized his horse, and the other aimed a murderous blow at Fowell with a thick cudgel. An awful struggle ensued bstweon the huntsman and his two assailants, and Mr. Fowell was being overpowered, when a carriage cario in sight over the hill, and the two footpads took to I their heels and escaped in the darkness. On the same night at Marston, not far from the scene of the above outrage, another gentleman was stopped tY two footpads, believed to be the same men. )
The Perihsllire. Cricket Club sued Messrs. Leitli I and Co., contractors, for damages and costs for the loss of receipts through the fall of a stand at a cricket match on the North Inch, which collapsed during a match .on August 1st, and the sheriff granted L37 10s. and costs, Mr. Erskine Childers, of the Honourable Artillery Company, will be married on January 5th at Boston to Mi s Mary Osgood, daughter of Dr. Hamilton Osgocd. They first met during the Artillery Com- pany's tour. Advices received in San Francisco from Tonga report the. death of Mr. S. W. Baker, all English missionary, who, for half a century, has practically ¡ed Tonga. A riot occurred at Belfast on Saturday, putting an abrupt end to a football match. Stones were thrown, rnd alter the police had been reinforced they charged the crowd with their batons. Dr. h,"r, oil, M.P., has intimated his inten- tion of raising the question of the physical deterio- ration of the race by an amendment to the Address at the open) i.-i Parliament. He complains of the insufficient foot! given to Army recruits.
MR. CHAMBERLAIN'S POLICY. i The Tariff Reform League has issued a farther list of gentlemen who have consented to serve on Mr. Chamberlain's Tariff Commission, including Sir Robert Herbert, who has accepted the chairman- ship, and Sir Cr. Ryder, who has just retired from the post of Chairman of the Board of Customs. A final list is to be issued in a few days, including further representatives of agriculture and banning, < and members of the brewing and electrical trades. There will also be some additional representatives of colonial interests.
THE CHURCH AND EDUCATION. The Bishop of London has issued a New Year Letter to his diocese, in which he deals with the duty of the Church in regard to education, especially in relation to the forthcoming County Council elections. The principles which are in danger, and which, the Bishop says, Churchmen must uphold, are that the teaching of definite religious truth is an integral part of true educa- tion that the religious truth taught the children should be the religion of their parents and that it should be taught tlwiii by those who believe it. These principles are opposed by the Free Church Council, and Churchmen are bound to send men to the County Council who will pledge themselves to resist the destructive policy of. the Nonconformists. After explaining the measures which are being taken to defend the Voluntary schools in the elections, the Bishop states that a sum oi' will be required to hand over the schools in good condition and free of debt on the appointed day, and intimates that in the course of January he will issue an appeal for that sum.
ACCIDENT TO THE EMPEROR FRANCIS JOSEPH. Some alarm has been occasioned in Vienna by a report that the Emperor had met with an accident. During- his Majesty's customary Christmas visit to his daughter, the Archduchess Marie Valerie, at Wallsee, his spurs became entangled in the stair- carpet as he was ascending the stairs. The Emperor fell forward, but rose, immediately without assist- ance. The doctors state that his injuries are quite unimportant. Some of the muscles of the back are slightly strained, and there is a bruise on the fore- head. His Majesty has since returned to Vienna.. No further medical treatment will lie necessary.
FIREMAN WINS £8,000. A fireman employed on the Wilson liner Murilio, which arrived in the London Dock on Christmas Day from the Mediterranean, has received an inti- mation from Fiume that he had drawn the lucky number in the Austrian lottery. This entitles him to a prize valued at 200,000 kroner, a sum exceed- ing £8,000 of English money. The fireman is a German nanv d Joseph Torsig, and he has just left London for Fiume to claim his prize. He invested the sum of two shilling in a lottery ticket during the last voyage of the Murilio hrough the Mediter- ranean when she called at Fiume.
ELOPEMENT AND RUIN. It was pleaded on behalf of EJward Boan, who was sentenced at Worship-street, London, for theft, that his downfall began with his wife's elopement. She went, away with his best friend after they had been married a year, and from that day he entered upon a career of dissipation. When the discovery of the theft was made he wand-red about the country almost out of his mind, and attempted to commit suicide by jumping into the River Xennet. He was sentenced to four mouths in the second division.
BATHING INSPECTOR'S DEATH. For about a fortnight Captain Heselton, who has been employed as bathing and boating inspector at Scarborough, has been missing. On Tuesday afternoon the receiving house facing the North Bay was broken open, and the lifeless body of the inspector was found in his armchair. His gas- stove was alight, and one hand near it was burnt. There is every reason to believe that his dead body had been in front of the fire for over a fortnight. Some years ago he was the only survivor of a boat wreck, when a number of West Riding gentlemen were drowned on Flamborough Head.
OLD MANS TERRIBLE DEATH. An old man named John Lockett has met with a terrible death at Longton, Staffordshire. When the police; entered the cottage in which he resided they found the body lying on a sofa, having been literally roasted to death, all the upper part of the body being cremated. The supposed cause of the fire is that the man droned oil' to sleep while smoking. )
A SQUANDERED FORTUNE. Ernest Loader, an architect, of St. Miehaol's- road, Stockwell, was sunfaoned by his wife for desertion at the South VWcstern Police court, Loudon.—According to the prosecution, the defend- ant had squandered every penny of a large fortune, which had been left to him, in fast living. He had left his wife in order to live with an actress who was the wife of Mr. Will Bishop, the actor.—Mrs. Loader said the desertion took place Inst February, when they were living at Barnes. On her tracing defendant to a. Richmond hotel he pushed her downstairs.—The defendant, who said his means amounted to only £2 weekly, was ordered to £1 a week towards his wife's support.
FATAL DOMESTIC DISPUTE. In connection the death of his daughter, who was abe of age, a small farmer, name 1" living near Drum-" sliambo, co., L. '1 detained by the police. During a -lday morning, it i* alleged, the young v., some hot water on her father, and she urt time afterwards from injuries alleged to been'inflicted with a stick.
THE CLONES MURDER MYSTERY. An English lever watch and a silver curb chain, corresponding to these worn by the victim cf the Clones murder, have been discovered by the police. John Flanagan, the young egg and fowl dealer, disappeared in April last, and it. was not until a little over a week ago that his dead body was found in a manure heap. Flanagan is known to have had £94 in his possession, and the police theory ihat he was enticed into a slaughterhouse and murdered for the sake of this money. He was ai parent |y first attacked and rendered unconscious with an iron bar, and then his throat was cut with a large knife, which was buried with the body. Both his money and his watch and chain were missing wlln: the body was exhumed. The locality is stili beiiif searched by the. police, but they are rctice/n as to the result of their investigations. At an inquest, which opens on January 4th, forty witnesses will be examined.
"ENOCH ARDEN" GASE. Margaret Jane Kenny, thirty, of Stephemiaie-road, Fulham, has been charged, on remand, at. the West London Police-court, with bigamy. Edward Colston Feather.stone, the woman's second husband, who is a Dublin coopf, snid he had no idea, when he married her nt. I tendon in 1898, that she had ever been legally married. Defendant (sobbing) You know I told you I was a widow beiure we were married, and you asked me to give my maiden name, as you did'not, want your mother to know you had married a widow. Witness: Certainly not. The first husband, a seaman named Kermv, then gave evidence. He lived with his wife at South Shields for two years after their marriage at Pari- dingtcn in 1891.. From Shields he sailed to Russia, but in the White Sea the steamer found* red. Alter being adrift, with three others, for six day., in an open beat on the sea they were picked up by a Dundee boat, and returned to England. lie wrote to his wife s mother, but before lie received a reply he had to sail for America. On his return he found a letter from his mother-in-law saying that her daughter was dead, or "dead to him." On his next voyage he was shipwrecked, on Christmas morning. eft the cast of West Africa, and all his belongings were lost. On his return home he saw his mother lr>-law, who told him she did not know where his wile was. So he married again. In August this she turned up at the place where he was working, and after lie was charged with bigamy he went to live with her again. to fie accused was committed for trial at the Old :!3ailey, bail being allowed.
Joseph Alfred Harper, thirty four. formerlv manager of the Baron's Arms Hotel, Deptford, was committed t'0r trial at Greenwich for stealing £ lo 14s. 6d., the money of a Druids' lodge of which he was treasurer, and £47 belonging to his employer. t A free labour bureau, under the name of the wi- Manchester Employment Registry," was established by the Manchester Corporation on Monday, and in two days no fewer than 500 men entered their names and requirements in the books. The Rev. Edward Ilighton, formerly a master at Blundell's School, Tiverton, and latterly teeter of Tarrant-Keynston, Blandford, has died suddenly at the age of sixty-six. A general insurrection has broken out in German West Africa among the Hottentots, who have gathered in the Koras Mountains. The chapel at which "General Boofi was minister at Brighouse (Leeds) in the late fifties has been sold, and will become a printing-office. Dulwich Infirmary, East Dulwich-grove, ws the scene of an outbreak of fire on Sunday, vhich, fortunately, was restricted to the back of theground Hoor.
| THE EASTERN CRISIS. I JAPANESE FLEET I AWAITING RUSSIA'S REPLY. There is still considerable uncertainty as to the position in the Far East. As usual telegrams are conflicting and there is an absence of reliable. offK-i.V, information. It seems cl?ar, however, that Japan is still awaiting a reply from Russia to her Note, and in the meantime the Japanese Navy has bn n organised on a war footing, while, by an ordinance promulgated at Tokio, the Government, has been invested with practically unlimited credit for the purposes of military defence. Three other ordinances have been issued, relating, first, to the SNJUJ. Fusan Railway, which is to be brought under closer official control; secondly, to the revision and organisation of the Imperial military headquarter. in time of war; and, thirdly, to the establishing of a war council in time of war. These ordinances complete Japan's preparation for any emergency. RUSSIANS WITHOUT TRANSPORT. In a message from Tokio to the Daily Tehyravh, Mr. Bennet Burleigh says that the issue of negotia- tions will not be decided for fully a week, and that the Japanese fleet is now organised on a war basis. The concentration and dispositions have been completed so as to checkmate the rumour d plans of Russian movements out of Vladivostok and Port Arthur. The message concludes: "Ti e Russians are practically without transport in Manchuria other than the railway provides. T! < v have managed to get together a number of two- wheeled carts, but many of these are native- vehicles, and I fail to see how they can have means for feeding 20,000 troops if these are twenty miles distant from the railway." FEATURES OF THE SITUATION. At Yokohama it is believed that. unless Russia is willing tn reconsider her terms, Japan will immediately safeguard her interests in Corëa. M. Lessar. the Russian Minister, has informed the Chinese Foreign Office that no further stej. s in regard to the evacuation of lanchuria can be taken at present. The Daily Mail Shanghai correspondent makes the Manchurian question contingent upon Admiral Alexeieff's visit to St. Petersburg, but the corre- cpondent adds that the Chinese Government learns that no visit is intended, and that this is merely a device to gain time. The French Government, however, has received 5 Statement from Pekin that China will take no parr in a war between Russia and Japan. It is reported that Japan is the purchaser of tlie two Argentine cruisers built by an Italian ship- building firm at Genoa. THE JAPANESE MEASURES. The Imperial Ordinance referred to above wa- issued on Monday, the Government having be. obliged for the Ürit time to have recourse to I" Imperial Constitution, Article 70. The Emperor's Government, says Mr. Bennet Burleigh in the Teltyrctph, will take emergency measures: (1) For the raising of a temporary loan, repay- able within two years. (2) For the issue of Exchequer bills, repayable within five years. (3) For the employment of the special reserve fund of tlw Government. (4) For the guarantee of the repayment of the bonds issued by the Seoul-Fusan Railway Ad- ministration. 1,5) For facilitating the raising of the necessary sums for the speedy construction of the railway. The Government guarantees a capital amount, up to 10,000,000 yen, and interest up to 6 per cent, per annum. Moreover, the Government, will ham! over to the railway the. sum of 1,750,000 yen, as provi- sion for special expenditure, accompanying the speedy construction aforesaid. The Seoul-Fusan Railway is to be transformer into a semi-official corporation. Its president am' directors will be nominated by the Minister u' Communications, and will be under Governmental supervision. A remarkable alteration has been made in the constitution of the Japanese headquarters in time" of emergency, under which the chiefs of the na7;!1 and military general staffs are given the. same footing. A military council has been created, to facilitate co-operation between the Nnvvawi Army, and its members will comprise the Field-Marshal's, the Ministers of War and Marine, the chiefs of the military and naval general staffs, and certain specially selected Generals and Admirals. 0_' c II. GETTING IN SUPPLIES. From Chicago it is eported that both Russia and Japan are placiug large orders for beef and wheat with Western firms. It is reported that Japan ordered for immediate shipment from 500,0001b. to 750,0001b. of beef. Russia has ordered from Messrs. Armours, at Kansas City, 1,500.0001b. 0f mess meat for immediate shipment for use. in the Russian army. According to advices from St. Pau!, the Japanese Government has oidered 100,000 barrels of flour to be exported immediately, and 50,000 barrels in addition to be exported in a few days.
THE FIGHT IN SOMALILAND. DERVISHES' DETERMINED STAND. Additional particulars have come to hand of the light between Colonel henna's column and the Mullah's followers at Jibhalli on December 19th. Arriving at the .Jibhalli waterhole shortly before daybreak Colonel Kenua sent parties of the* Tribal Horse round on either side of the bush to take the enemy in the rear, supporting the eastern party with two sections of the Indian Mounted Infantry. After an unsuccessful attempt to entice the enemy's centre, leaving the Bikanirs as a support with the led horses, Colonel Kennaattacked the Somalia both in fron: and on the Hanks with the remainder of the Mounted Infantry and the Tribal Horse. The enemy was foftned up three deep in a line 1,500 yhrds long. It being found that they were in greater strength than had been expected, and there being some danger cf our own flanks becoming enveloped, the order was :Jvcn to retire 011 the Bikanirs, who covered the movement with effective volleys. The British advanced again, this time with the Bikanirs in tie centre, but on a report coming in that the expected reinforcements from the Shile Madu tills, where the MuJla; I' believed to be in force, eight hours' march away. Colonel Kenna sent orders to half the infant!y. who were waiting in reserve six miles away. to fall back four miles further with the camels. The remain^ r of tho fores, then began to retire. It. was followed by parties of the enemy. After a short midday halt the tcxce proceeded back to Badwein. The enmy were under Suleiman Aden. Their est inrated strength was 500 rifles and 1.500 spears, ■vntli <200 ponies. Their losses were officially i>taied to be eighty killed and 100 wounded. Our loss was two men cf the British Mounted Ir.fantry wounded, and two Tribal Uorse killed and two wounded. A satisfactory feature of the skirmish, which was otherwise insignificant, was the military spirit dis- played by the Tribal Horse. 1111" Confident and determined manner in which the enemy stood their states Router's coire- spondent, gives reason to her tb.u the Mullah will make a, Stand against the Unt1: advance.
A TRAGEDY OF SLAVONIA. A weirdly melodramatic tragedy is related from the wild and mountainous region of Gospic, in Slavonia, now buried under deep snow. A country constable started several days a-o for a village distant a couple of hours" journe/, and as he did not, return all day and next night, a party of villagers started at dawn to search fur him. Approaching a point oi the road where a tali crucifix in rude stone blocks rises by the wayside, the searchers saw a pack of wolves evidently- surrounding something. jkfter several of their number had been shot, the pack decamped for the forest, and the party got aear enough to discern a dark object upon one of tiie broad arms of the croes. This proved U be the dead body of the constable. He bad t.ai<en refuge there, and had perished from cold and terror.
A SKOWER OF GOLD. An extraordinary spectacle of a. real shower of gold was seer on Monday afternoon in Lothbury, City of Loudon, when about half-past three o'clock the capacims bag of a bank messenger, who was accomparied by two gentlemen, suddenly burst, and its rontents, consisting of several hundreds of bright yellow sovereigns, rolled over the footpath and iito the gutter. Luckily a police-constable happened to be close by, and he at once rushed to the issistance of the custodians of the gold, and wifl other policemen who callw in answer to his call, helped to form a cordon round the gold-covered prvement. Ultimately they succeeded in gathering together the whole of the scattered wealth. M. Curio, who shares with his wife the honour of having- discovered radium, has expressed a wish Dot to be decorated. His name, therefore, will not be included in the New Year's list of honours in France. A woman swindler arrested in Vienna has been accustomed to haunt the entrances of hospitals, ascertain the addresses of newly-admitted patients, and then ask at the patients' homes for clothes, money, and linen.
SHOCKING MURDER OF A GIRL. A shocking tragedy has occurred at Guisborough, a small agricultural and iron mining town near Middlesbrough. T.i" victim is a gir- twelve years of age, named Elizabeth Lvnass, while the alleged murderer is James Ciarkson, a tailor, aged nine- teen. Lynass went to church with a girl friend on Sunday night, and did not return home at the us,1al hour. Becoming anxious, her widowed mother communicated with the police, and their investi- gations led to a horrible discovery about- midnight. Police-sergeant Lambert, after a iligent search, found the body of Lynass in a hedge bottom on the high, road near the Guisborough Union-house. Her throat had been cut from en- to ear, and tiie head "¡1S nearly severed. Around her waiat was tightly bound a which effectively imprisoned her wrists. A piece of bloodstained rag had also been tied round her neck. ::t It appears that after leaving church she went for a walk with a girl friend. They parted shortly before nine o'clock, in order to reach her home she had to pass the house of CJarkson, and, from cer- tain circumstances v. hich came to the knowledge of the police, they went to hie hr.u^c. Ciarkson was in bed at the time, and when told the errand of the officers and formally charged, he renlied: "I am innocent. On tiie kitchen floor a biood-stained r ,or was discovered, while in the coal-house were found the murdered girl's Tam o' Shanter, aud her handkerchief, both saturated with blood. It appeared that Miss Lynass was fir .at assaulted and murdered, and carried to the hedge bottom. Ciarkson was brought before the magistrates on Monday and form.lly rem:;u-led. He presented a very youthful appearance, aud appeared to feel hia uositicn acutely.
SENTENCED FOR BIGAMY. Cnarles J. H. iliggim-, a^private, and formerly a 'orporal in the 2nd Highland Light Infantry, was, at the Royal Court, Jersey, sentenced to twelve mouths' imprisonment, with hard labour, for navm?, on November 24th, contracted a bigamous marriage with Mary Elsie Ilendersqn, his wife, whom he married in 1900. being then and ,;1;jJ alive. As the prisontr was being removed Henderson gave him a sri^* affectionate farewell.
A CASTLE DESTROYED BY FlllE. Early on Monday morning Tne Rliydd, Haniey Castie, Worcestershire, vyg destroyed by fire. The Castle, which was a^sicJence, and contained much valuable furniture., belonged to Sir Edmund L chmere, and was occupied bv Mr. E. Kent, who, with his tamdy, had been living at Torquay for some months.
BROTIIEll CHARGED WITH MURDER. At the Thames Police-court Joseph Stewart, twenty-four, a dock labourer, of Old Church-road, Stepney, was charged, before Mr. Mead, with the wilful murde:' of his brother, William Stewart.— f)etective-:nsp"Ctor Divali informed the court that tee deceased uied as the result of a stab in the heart. Prisoner is a very short man, and on being placed in the dock was crying. Detective. Rutter said that on Saturday night he saw prisoner in a public-house in Salmon aud said to him, "We are police-officers. Is your n me Stewart ? Fie replied, "No." Witness said, "What is your !J;J.Jll<: and he answered, "I shan't tell you." Wi called him outside the house and said, "I believe your name i Stewart, and we shall take you into custody on suspicion of stab- bing your brother this evening." Prisoner said, "It was a three to one chance against me. They were three handed. It was done against the door." On being sear- bed at the station he said, "1 know where the knife is: the cut on my thumb was done at. the time."—Prisoner "I was drunk at the time."—Detective Rutter said tho accused had been drinking, but was perfectly rational.—Mr. Mead remanded the accused.
YOUNG SAILOR'S HEROISM. Damage es'imatedat, £30,000 was caused by a fire early ou Monday morning at Earl's Barton Grange, a beautiful country mansion near North- ampton, occupied by Mrs. Hornby, widow of Mr. C. H. Hornby, a brother of the Lancashire cricketer. The occupants were bravely rescued in their night attire in a stupefied condition. The courage of a young sailor, W. M. Linchbury, son of the head gardener, was conspicuous. After saving Miss Hornby, tie seriously risked his own life again to save an unconscious maid who, but for his heroism, must have perished. He fought his way back through the blinding smoke and flames, and, though injured by a dog biting him and by molten lead falling on his root, the plucky- sailor conveyed the ntaici to a place of safety.
MYSTERIOUS TP AGEDY IN RUSSIA. A mysterious tragec^ has been enacted at the town of Modseoibosch, in ttn province oi Podolia. A Russian officer, Captain Galar.cvitch, and his wife, had invited two friends, Lieutenants Smolinski and Cunzevitch, to dinner, the evening being afterwards spent in the drawing-room with musi- and singing, the party then appearing in the nest of spirits. About two o'clock ill ti; morning the servants heard several revolver shots, and on rushing to the door of the drawing-room found it locked. The police were sent for, and on an entrance being forced thf lifeless b dies of Mme. Galane- vitch and Lieutenant Smolinski were found lying on the floor in pools 01 blood the piano. Lieu- tenant Cunzevitch was found dead stretched on the floor of an adjoining room, while near him Captain Galauevitch was lying. The captain had only fainted, and was restored to consciousness in a few minutes. A revoiver lay on the floor, while on a table was an unsigned letter as follows: "I have fulfilled tHe conditions. I have killed Mme. Galauevitch and Lieutenant Smclinski."
A PRINCELY SWINDLER. The extraordinary career of Prince Charles Emmanuel Ernest Alexander de Looz ot Corswarem has come to a pause,writes a Paris correspondent, by his arrest at Brussels and his approaching trial, which, is expected to occupy six months. The Prince, who is forty-three years old, is the son of illustrious parents, but has already been the hero of astonishing swindles. In 1834. during his absence, a Paris court condemned him to five years' imprisonment for fraud. The history of his marriage and subsequent attempt at re-marriage is interesting. He espoused in Paris, in 1890, Donna Maria Elena de Portugal de Far/.a, but almost immediately sought and obtained an annulment of the marriage. His reason for this step was that the bride's father had failed to carry out his promise to give 1,000, OOCf. as the lady's dowry. As soon as lie was free the Prince laid siege to the heart of a rich American ladv of sixty- five. living in London; but she, knowing his story, declined his advances. Then he tried to marry the widow of an immensely rich Chicago pork butcher, int.'resting the lady's son on hisbehaif. But the tale of the first marriage also reached this lady, and she, too, refused him. Then the Prince went to Nice, where he spread a. story of his approaching marriage with a Russian Princess. The banns were regularly published at the Nice mayoral office, but at tho last moment an obstacle was found. The Princess could not. con- tract marriage without the consent of her parents, and this consent did not arrive. Prince Charles said he would not be Vc'ried with French red-tape, but would go and be married in England. Staying in Belgium on his way, he obtained £1,000 iroin people in Ghent and Brussels on the representation that on the day of his marriage he would receive a sum of 3,000,000f. Having got this money he went to London, where he arrived on Januarv 26th, 18C5. Staying at a fashionable hotel, he gave out that his fiancee, to preserve the proprieties, was staying at another hotel close by. He arranged with the Registrar for the marriage to take place on the 23th, but when that date arrived he asked for a postponement, making the txcuse that the Princess was indisposed. ext day the Prince received closer attention from his duped creditors than he desired, and found it expedient to leave London suddenly. He was arrested at Ghent on April 26th the same year, but after a long trial was acquitted on the ground that he was not, responsible for his actions. Since his re-arrest on other charges some days ago five complaints have been laid against the Prince from Paris, and it is estimated that the frauds will be found to amount to nearly
Lord Methuen has consented to unveil the memorial which is being erected in the chapel of Strerborne School of Old Sherburnians who fell in the South African War. William Johnson, labourer, thirty-nine, was, at Smethwick, charged with causing the death of Alfred Parr, labourer, aged twenty-eight. The men were fighting in the street, and it is alleged that Parr fell as a result of a blow from Johnson, and died. The Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire has made Mr. Charles J. Hughes, of Northwich, a magistrate. To English footballers and officials the honour con- ferred upon Mr. Hughes will be taken as an honour to the great game, for Mr. Hughes is the oldest Association secretary in England. II:I2tl There are only three attendants in the imbecile ward of Birkenhead Workhpuse to look after sixtv- six patients. One of these attendants, according to evidence given at an inquest on a patient who had committed suicide, is a pauper over seventy years of age. A telegram from Cap Haitien (Haiti) states that the situation there is again grave, and that the foreign consuls havo requested the support of warships.
Y Golofn Gymraeg. Yn Mysg y Gweithwvr. ('AMONGST THE WORKING MEN.') CALENIG. Tra. yr ydym wedi gadael Galltmelyd a'r hen drigolion dros yspaid y Gwyliau, cre-dwn nad oes dim yn cael ei golli wrth oedi hyny eto am wythnos yn mhellach, gan fed arnom awydd traethu ychydig ar Galenig a'r flwyddyn new- ydd vr wythnos hon. Byddai yn ormod gorch- wvl i olrhain tardaiad yr arferiad o gyflwyno Calenig ar ddechreu blwyddyn yn ein gwlad. Digon ydywdyweyd fod yr arferiad wedi ei gario yn rnlaen er's oesoedd lawer. Llawer o flynyddoedd yn ol byddai yn arferiad yn mysg y dosparth oreu o amaethwyr Cymru ranu Calenig i dlodion eu plwyfi mewn dognau o yd: Yn gyftredin haidd ydoedd hwnw, am y byddai gwenith vn cario pris rhy dda i hyd yn nod y ffarmwr goreu ei galon i allu ymadael ag ef; a gwylied gweithwyr Cymru rhag surdoes y diffyndollwyr yr oes hon, rhag y dichon y bydd y grawn gwenith yn cael ei gadw dan glo yn granerau ffermdai ein gwlad i'r dyben o'u di- wallu hwy a'u hiliogaeth yn unig. Os mai felly y bu pethau yn y gorphenol, y tebygol- rwydd ydyw mai yr un peth ddigwyddai yn ein hoes ni pe byddai y gallu ganddynt i gario eu hamcanion i ben. Priodol fyddai ymholi, A newidia yr Ethiop ei groen, neu y llewpard ei frychni ?' Cotlwn mai nid a manus y deiir hen adar. Beth a dybiai gwragedd gweithwyr Cymru heddyw am fyned i farchnad Treffynnon gyda deg swll-t o arian wedi eu rhwymo mewn cwd, a thaflu hwnw i wagen fawr, a chael yn ol ei werth begaid o haidd tramor ? Tybiai i rywun ateb, 'Nonsense' i gyd. 'Nonsense neu beidio, gellir ei brofi yn ffaith, a chafodd V gwr trugarog hwnw, Mr. Sankey, fu yn fodd- ion i gaei llwy-th Hong fawr o hono i ranbarth hwn o Sir Fflint am y pris a nodwyd, ei fawlegu gan y beirdd y pryd hyny. Ai prinder yd yn ein gwlad ydoedd yr holl achos o'r crogbris a godir arno ? Na, choeliwn fawr, eithr rhaith anniwall y rhan fwyaf o amaethwyr Cymru y prvd hyny am ychwaneg, liwged1 eraill yn y fargen. Cofus genyf glywed yr ade.g hono amaetbwr oedd gantldo ganoedd o hobeiriau o wenith wrthod 3p. yr hob am dano yr oedd am ei gadw, ebai ef, nes y cawsai 4p. yr hob am dano. Ond y mae gan y wlad achos diolch hyd heddyw. Pasiwyd y Corn Bill' cyn i'r cribddeiliwr hwnw gyraedd ei amcanion, a gor- fu iddo ei werthu fel llawer o'i hiliogaeth am y pris bychan o 15s. yr hob, a chredaf nad oes neb o ddarllenwyr yr Advertiser' yn barod i gydymdeimlo a'i fath pan y dywedwn i'w gy- foeth fyned ar wasgar, ac iddo farw mewn cyf- lwr truenus, ac i'w feibion a'i fetched gwrddyd a'r gyffelyb dynged ar ei ol. Hir yr erys Duw cvn taro, ond llwyr y dial pa.n y delo. Wrth yr hyn a ddywedasom hawdd gweled mai y peth nesaf i wyrth oedd i'r tlodion allu fforddio i brynu grawn gwenith yn yr amser gynt, a byd.a., derbyn Calenig o rawn haidd yn destyn llawen- ydd a diolchgarwch. Dywedai rhywun unwaith oni bae am yr ychydig bobl dda sydd yn y byd, y buasai wedi ei ddinystrio er's llawer o a aiameu genym onibae fod yn mysg amaethwyr ein gwlad y pryd hyny rai yn meddu ar well calonau na'r rhai a nodasom, y buasai y dialedd- wyr wedi gosod y wlad ar dan, fel y gwnaeth Samson a'r Philistiaid gynt. Clywais am hen wraig-dda a gafodd ei rhwy- mo gan yr hen elyn y cryd cymalau yn ei chor- nel am yr ysbaid o ddeng mlynedd ar hugain, ac ni bu y sach haidd erioed oddiwrth ei hochr ar ddydd Calenig ond un flwyddyn yr oedd mwy o alwad am gardod nag arferol, a gwaith yr hen ewythr Dafydd ydoedd cario stoc newydd o'r granari i fane yr hen fodryb. Yn y man gwelodd wr a golwg parchus arno a gwisg dda am ei gefn a chydaid o haidd dan ei gesail. Cyffrodd hyny dipyn ar ei dymerau, ac a-eth at yr hen wraig gan ei chyfarch fel hyn: Betty bach, at finau i fegio, wel'd di; yr wyf yn rhai a gwell dillad na mi yn myn'd ag yn cael.' Atebodd yr hen wraig yn bwyllog a theimladwv, Hwyrach wir, Dafydd bach, ond cofia eu bod vn llaweT gwagach eu boliau na thi.' Tawelwyd y cwbl ar hyn. Bellach y mae yr hen bobl dda hyny, ni gredwn, wedi llwyr dderbyn eu gwobr a'r hen fodryb mewn gwlad na flinir hi byth mwyach gan ei hen elyn y crydgymalau.* Ag fel y mae goreu modd gall gwerin Cymru ymffro.-tio mewn masnach rydd, lie mae digcn o ymborth wedi eu dwyn cvraedd am bris fel na raid i neb droi allan i fegio dognau o haidd fel y byddai yr arferiad gynt, Pwy bynag ddichon fyw i weled ail godi toll ar ydoedd ein gwlad mentrwn ddyweyd mai blwyddyn newydd ddrwg fydd hono i bob gwei- thiwr yn Nghyunu. Ein cyngor ni ydyw fel y rhoddwyd ef mewn achlysur arall, stick to your post my friends.' Gwell y drwg y gwyddom na'r drwg nas gwyddom.' Pan ddarfu i haid o gaewn ddisgyn ar gorpwys mul unwaith gan sugno ei waed daeth llwynog heibio a chyngor- odd y mul mewn gwawd i'w cicio yroaith. Nid wyf gymaint o ffwl a hyny,' ebai'r mul, 'y mae y rhai'n wedi cael llon'd eu bol o'm gwaed, ac 09 gyraf hwynt ymaith daw haid newydd ne- wyncg yn eu lie, a lladdant fi yn y fan.' Y mae gweithwyr Cymru, ysywaeth, wedi cyfadod a llawer o gaewn yn ystod yr haner canrif di. weddaf; ond yr oed'dynt wedi blino sugno mwy ar eu gwaed. Y perygl ydyw wrth geisio cael ymwared a'r rhai hyn i haid newydd ne- wynog ddyfod yn eu lie. Waeth i ni ddyweyd ein meddwl yn onest yn niffyg i weithwyr Cym- ru uno i fod yn fwy o ddemocratiaid, ychydig o siawns sydd ganddynt i gael ymwared a'r cacwn dinystriol sydd yn eu plith. Edrychwch yrwan ar amodau Cyngor Sir Fflint ar ddewis- iad mwy o nifer School Attendance,' a hyny am lai o waith a mwy o gyflog. Ond sylwer pwy sydd i apelio am danynt, wel, bechgyn i fynv o 21 i 45. Dyna i chwi gaewnyddiaeth. Hoffwn wybod pa faint o swyddogion y Cyngor sydd o dan 45. I fod yn gvson a hyn, dylai y lhai sydd dros hyny ymddiswyddo yn ddi- amodol, fel os ydyw dyn dros 45 yn annghym- wys i swydd o School Attendance,' fellv yn gyson nid ydyw aelodau y Cyngor yn deilwng ychwa.ith. 0 hyn allan bydd yn rhaid i'r hen bobl weithio mer eu hesgyrn allan er cadw pobl ieuainc mewn menyg kid. Beth yw pethau o'r natur yma ond math o gaewn g\vibiog, newyn. llvd, yn aros cyfleusdra i sugno gwaed y gweith- wyr, druain. Dywedodd Mr. Elwy Williams yn ei araeth yn y Rhyl yr wythnos o'r blaen ei fod yn Ddemocrat trwvadl. Credwn ei fod felly, ac y gwna gymervd ei ffon yn ei law v flwyddyn hon i'n cyngorau cyhoeddus i atal mwy ar godi cyflogau y rhai oedd yn cael llawn digon o'r blaen, ac hefyd i roddi atalfa ar greu swvddau o'r newydd yn y dyfodol. Byddwn ni a channoedd o'n cydweithwyr yn edrych i fyny ato fel amddiffynydd y gwan. Os cawn fwy o rai tebyg i Mr. Lloyd George yn ein mysg y flwyddyn nesaf, bydd yn flwyddyn newydd dda yn wir ar les gwerin dlawd Cymru. Gwell genym Dori gonest na Liberal mewn enw. Pan welir v fath wastraffu arian y trethdalwyr ag y sydd a'r driniaeth diraddiol a dderbynia y gwir dlodion gan ein hawdurdodau, y mae yn ddigon I fwydro ymenydd dyn gwan, Heb wybod pa fan i fyned. Ond mor wir a bod annrhefn a gormes yn bod yn ein gwlad, mor wir a hyny ydyw Mai trech gwlad nag arglwydd. Pe gwelai gweithwyr ein gwlad y cadwynau gormes hyn yn eu lliw a'u llun priodol, buan y cawsant well trefn ar bethau, ond yn unig iddynt ddeffroi o gysgu. Hael yw Hywel ar bwrs y wlad siwr, ond os parha i fod yn rhy hael, y tebygol- rwydd ydyw yr el ei bwrs yn wag hefyd. Un tro galwodd- Frederic Fawr Rwssia ar un o'i ddeiliaid i ymgynghori ag ef ar fater pwysig. Daeth yntau i ateb i'r alwad, ond gollyngodd dros gofel fod yn myned i bresenoldeb Ymer awdwr. Yr oedd ei wisg yn annrhefnus, a gwnaeth ymddiheuriad am yr olwg afrosgo oedd arno. Na ofalwch dros eich corph,' ebai yr Ymerawdwr, am eich pen yr anfonais, ac nid am eich addumiadau; pan- y byddaf yn galw am eich presenoldeb ni waeth genyf beth adewch ar ol, ond gofalwch beidio ann-ghofio dwyn eich pen gyda chwi.' Chwareu teg i Frederick, rhaid ei fod yn ddyn call iawn. Eisiau ych- waneg o ddynion a phenau sydd gan ein byrdd- au sydd gan ein byrddau cyhoeddus, a chaniat- au fod un owns ar bymtheg o ymenydd yn y penau hyny. Wedi hyny cawn fwy o ddemo- cratiaid tebyg i Mr. Elwy Williams, a siawns fawr na chaffo gweithwyr ein gwlad rhyw fath o gyfiawnder a chwareu teg. Bydd y flwyddyn newydd hon yn esgor ar greu aelodau newyddion i fvrddau cyhoeddus ein gwlad1. Pwy y mae corph y gweithwyr am roddi eu pleidleisiau iddynt ? Bydd v clics o bosibl wedi dewis y dynion mewn pwyllgorau yn mlaen Haw, heb ymgynghcri dim a chorph y trethdalwyr a phan y daw yr adeg i bleid- leisio deuant at y gweithwyr yn fwyn ddi'gon a cap in hands' i erfyn am ei vote. Ie siwr, y vote yw y prif gwestiwn, a chymered y 'poor working man' wed'n ei hedfan i'r trueni o'u rhan hwy. By7ddwch gall fel y seirph, ac yn ddiniwaid fel y colomenod.' Ysywaeth y mae y rhan fwyaf o weithwyr ein gwlad wedi actio gormod o'r goloinen a rhy fach o'r sarph er eu
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ABOUT BOOTS AND SHOES. When trying 011 new shoes always stand and walk about a little, for the exact size of the foot cannot be accurately ascertained when sitting. If the shoes are bought after beinc; tried on when sitting they are often found to be uncomfortable afterwards, although they may have been a perfectly good fit when purchased. For reasons of economy and health thick boots are best fcr country wear. although it is not necessary that they should he constantly worn, unless the weather is Avet or the roads- in bad condition. If very good kid boots are bought they are suitable only for to" 11 wear, and will last a long time if well eared for. Before new shoes are worn it is a good plan to stand them for twelve hours in as much castor or olive oil as will cover the soles. This will make them m re durable. Rub a very little oil on the upper lxnl of the shoes, and allow them to dry. Cracks on patent leather iii,v be prevented by rubbing it during the tir.st few k., wear with a little milk, olive oil. or vnsi line, the latter being a wonderful preservative for leather of all kinds. If boots get very wet wipe them as dry as possible with a soft cloth, till them with wads of paper crushed up to shape them, and put them away from the fire to dry. If this is carefully carried out the boots will be stiff, but with an old loose glove on the hand work seme vaseline, a little at a time, all over the shoe. Af!er standing a few hours the leather will absosU this, and any good biacKing will give the shoes a 1 ire polish. To render shoe.- waierproof. w;:rm a little beeswax and mutton su-u 1 i:i tt. w liquid, then rub some of it lihtly "NLt 1. the edges of the sole where the stitches are. » HOW TO BO IT. RICE. Considering how easy it is to boil rice so that the grains are separate, it is surprising that so many cooks are content to serve it in a sticky mass. There are various methods of boiling rice properly, but the following is the simplest: Wash four ounces of rice and put it into a large saucepan with about a quart of e<>!d water and a tea. spoonful of salt; leave the pan uncovered, and stir the rice occasionally at first, to prevent it from adhering to the bottom of the pan. and let the water gradually reach boiling point. Directly it has boiled up, pour off the water. and cover the rice with the same quantity of cold saiteu water as before; when this has boiled pour away the water, and for the third time fill up the pan with cold water; as soon as it boils rapidly take out a few grains of rice with a teaspoon and press them between the first finger and thumb; if they are quite tender, turn the rice at once on to a sieve, and let all the water run from it, then place the sieve on a plate, either in a cool oven (leaving the door open ) or in front of the fire, so that the rice may dry. Should the grains not feel soft when tested," allow the boiling to continue for a few minutes before draining the rice. Some kinds of rice require more water than others; Patna, for instance, requires less than Carolina, owing to the difference in the size of Ol" grains, and the former is mere satisfactory for find garnishes. Cook- ing rice by the above proi-css uepiives it gradually of the sup« rfluous stai. ii, so that there is no possibility 01 the grains sticking together as they swell. NICE DISHES. MUTTON AU GUATIN.—This is an excellent way of serving cooked mutton or lamb. Trim the meat and cut it into slices. Take a fireproof china dish and place in it a layer of fine white breadcrumbs, some minced parsley and a very little minced onion or shallot, pepper "and salt, and small pieces of butter. Then arrange the slices of meat with slices of tomato in between, and add more crumbs and seasoning. Pour over it sufficient stock to moisten thcroughiv, and bake in a quick oven for ten minutes. Add more stock if it appears to be drying up too fast. Wine may be added to the stock if liked, or the stadt may be flavoured with curry powder, which must be mixed smooth with a little of the stock in a cup, and then added to the main per! ion. CASSEi.PuDDi\G. —Take two eggs and their weight in butter, sugar, and flour. and the grated peel of half a lemon. Warm the butter slightly and beat to a cream; beat the yolks ana whites of the eggs separatelv, the latter to a froth. Mix the butter and sugar together, stir in t eggs, yolks first, then the flour and lemon-peel. Mix well and pour into well-buttered dariole-moulds, filling them rather more than half full. Bake about half an hour in a moderate oven. and serve with sweet sauce. STEWED FOWL AN-1) MACARONI.—Set the macaroni you wish to use in a saucepan of fast boiling water which is slightly salted. Let it cook for five minutes and drain quite dry. Take a fowl and divide it into neat joints, cut two or three slices of streakv bacon into dice and set in a stewpan, with one ounce of butter: let all fry together, and then add the pieces of chicken, and let it cook till brown. Place in a clean stewpan with a little garlic and sufficient white stock to cover, add the macaroni, and let all stew gently for three-quarters of an hour. i When done, remove the meat to the centre of a hot [ dish, set the macaroni round as a border, strain the stock, thicken it, and add sufficient tomato puree to make it a nice colour. Pour the gravy over the fowl and serve at once. SAVOUEY RICE.—Wash and boil six ounces of Patna rice and au onion in three pints of salted boiling water. When the rice has boiled ten minutes, remove the onion, drain the water off, and add to the rice a small teacupful of good stock or gravy. Allow it to simmer gently at the back of the stove until it has absorbed all the stock. Then add two tablespoonfuls of grated Parmesan cheese and a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper. Cook for three minutes longer, and take care to serve very hot. rice being one of those things which, like macaroni, are abso- lutely uneatable if tepid. A SAVOUEY DisTi.-Measure two tablespoonfuls of flour into a basin, add a pinch of salt and of baking powder, an egg, and half a pint of milk, stirring in the latter gradually to prevent lumps. Bake in a pie-dish or small tin with an ounce of dripping. Chop two mutton kidneys, an ounce of bacon, two slices of onion, and a sprig of parsley. Fry them gently tor about seven minutes in butter. When, done, 11ivide the batter into two portions, spread the kidneys on one and cover with the other sand- wich-wise. Cut into two or three pieces and serve very hot, with mashed potatoes. iS'EVFK go to sleep, esp -ciallv after a great ffrt. even in hot weather, without some covering over you. WHEN cooking onions, set a tin cup of vinegar on the stove and let it boil, and no disagreeable odcur will be in the room. To remove grease from matting, cover the spot thickly with chalk, and moisten by sprinkling, not pouring, benzine on it. When the henz:ne has evaporated, brush off the chalk, and the spot will have disappeared. A MOrTil WASH. A little tincture of myrrh mixed with warm water makes a pleasant mouth wash, especially if the mouth is not at all sore, or if a tooth has been drawn. The troublesome litt-ie ulcers inside the mouth from which some people suffer can be dried up and tiie pain relieved by the application of powdered alum and water. TO KEEP YOCR HAIR WAVED. First damp your hair with alcohol, and allow it to dry thoroughly. Then tajce it a piece at a time, dip vour brush in any good scent—eau-de-Cologne for preference—and brush the strand to be curled with the damp brush. While still damp apply heated curling-irons or wavers, and hold the hair in place with them till it is quite dry—probably a minute. Then take the next strand and treat it in the same wav till all are curled. Done in this way the waving will last for several days, unless the weather happens to be very damp. FOR TTNBROKJ'N CHILBLAINS. Painting with iodine or rubbing in a little iodine ointment twice daily for a day or two often cures these. Eazeline used in the same way is excellent for some skins. From ten to twenty drops of tincture of red cinchona bark taken in a little water or sugar and water twice a day often does good, as chilblains are a sign that the general health is below par, and this being a tonic helps to improve it. THE IDEAL BEDROOM. Every bedroom should be provided with the essen- tials for healthful sleep and the daily sponge-bath. As nearlv as possible the room should be kept free from anything that would tend to contaminate the air. It should be as large as one can afford, and the windows so arranged that they may be opened at the top and bottom. If possible, the floor should be bare, :md the rugs so small that they can be taken outdoors with ease for cleaning and airing. Everything about the room should be washable. The bed should be light, and fitted with strong castors, so that it may be readily moved. The springs ought to be firm and strong, and the mattress of a kind that will not allow the heaviest part of ihp body f sink, and so cause the sleeper to lie in a cramped position. Above all, do not over-furnish the bedroom. THE MEDICINE WE TASK. The so-called "drugging habit," or practice of prescribing innumerable drugs for patienis by the famiiy doctor, has been scored by a prominent physician. He states that from personal observation hekcowe that foreigners do not prescribe or swallow one- fourth the amount of medicine we do, and he blames practitioners for frequently prescribing an unnecessary quantity of useless and experimental drugs that are often harmful to the patient. He advises the physician to condense his pharma- copceia and materia medica to a vest-pocket edition, and to prescribe accordingly. There are three doctors in whose medicines one may generally put implicit faith-Dr. Have-to, Dr. Diet, and Dr." Quiet. Dr. Have-to gives a person no time for imaginary ills. nor for the coddling of real ones. Dr. Diet takes care of the digestive organs and sees that they are not abused; while Dr. Quiet has cured hundreds of headaches and warded off many an attack of nervous prostration. Of course, while they are all specialists, not one of these physicians could set a broken bone or cure a case of typhoid fever; nor would they claim, like Christian Scientists, to be able to do so; but their prescriptions, if closely followed, can save much worrv and many a doctor's bill. THE SFPARATE BRDSTEAD. Now that we know that consumption is a disease communicable from one to another by contact and breathing the air already breathed by the consump- tive, the hygiene of separate beds ought to receive public recognition. In all bedrooms the heads of the beds should be against an inside w&il. If tms cannot be arranged then the wall and the ceiling for a space corresponding to the bedstwid should be covered with a thick serge loosely attached to the wall, to prevent, the formation of cataracts of air chilled by the cold wall which will otherwise fall on the sleeper. The worst of colds are caught in this simple way in the small liours of the morn- ing, and many a fatal senile or infantile bronchitis might be prevented by this timely expedient. Bememher that for very old or very young people nocturnal variations of temperature are extremely dangerous. For the same reason the bed must not be placed between a badly-fitting window and the Bue or the doorway. NICE DISHES. CASSEROLE OF RAHBIT.-Cut the rabbit into inat joints, and brush over with butter. Place in a casserole pot a quarter of a pound of streaky bacon, cut up small, two wineglassfuls of sherry, in which one ounce of arrowroot hae jeen mixed smooth, two sliced onions and a bur" J) of herbs, six pepper- corns. Place the rabbit on this, and add one and a half pint of stock (or water), l'ut in a ftir.v hot oven and cook for forty minutes, ladimg the moisture over the rabbit frequently and covering in between times. Take out the meat, strain the gravy, and remove the fat (to do this; pour through a cloth wrung out of cold water). Put the bacon and the meat into the casserole again, brown and thicken the gravy slightly, pour it over the meat, and make thoroughly hot. CABINET PUDDING.—Two ounces of raisins, a few thin slices of bread and butter, three eggs, a pint of milk, sugar to taste, a quarter of a nutmeg. Butter a pudding basin, and line the inside with a layer of raisins that have previously been stoned; then nearly fill the basiu with slices of bread and butter (with the crust cut off), and in another basin beat the eggs; add to them the milk, sugar, and grated nutmeg. Mix all well together, and pour the whole on to the bread and butter; let it stand for half an hour, then tie a floured cloth over it, boil for one hour, and serve with sweet sauce. Care must be taken that the basin is quite full before the cloth is tied over. SAVOCBT FOR SIX PERSONS.—Boil four eggs hard, cut them into halves lengthways, take out the yolks, and fill in with the following mixture pounded in a mortar: Three sardines with the bones taken out, two anchovies (in oil), three yolks of eggs; add one teaspoonful of Worcester sauce, a little cayenne pepper,and salt. Cut three tomatoes into six slices. Place on each the half egg filled with the above mixture. Chop fine the other boiled egg, sprinkling the tops with this. Serve in a silver dish wi. h brown bread and butter. Butter, if liked, mixed with a little tomato catsup. Garnish vith sprigs of oaraley. A dense fog in the Mersey Channel on Saturday caused incoming vessels to remain outside at anchor, whilst outgoing vessels were obliged to remain in dock pending a clearance of the weather. v?1" I*. Wilson, chairman of the Darlington Liberal and Radical Association, a leading resident in the borough, died on Saturday after a somewhat brief illness. The deceased, who'was a coal shipper, was a member of the Durham County Council.
lleshad eu hunain a'u plant. Dywedwn eto, mai y dyn goreu i gymdeithas ydyw y dyn sydd yn amcanu am chwareu teg i bawb. 'Live and let's live.' Y mae digon o Lefiaid i'w cael yn ein gwlad heddyw, ond llawer rhy ychydig o Samaritraid i ymgeleddu y truan yn ei waed. A wado hvn aed a hi, A gwaded i'r haul godi. Pan y byddwn yn hogyn arferem fel plant fyned i hel Calenig, gan gyfarch y teulu yn y gciriau hyn Y nghlenig, y nghlenig, Blwyddyn newydd dda i chwi, Meistr a meistres a phawb trwy'r ty, Welwch chwi'n dda roi Calenig i mi, Calenig! Calenig Erbyn hyn y mae y plant mawr yn ogystal a'r I plant bychain yn dysgwyl Calenig fel eu gilydd, a ninau yn eu plith ond os na chawn ddim, 'does mor help, oblegyd byd llawn o siomedig- aethau y^dvw v byd drwig presenol, a rhaid oeisio dysgu peidio tailu d,rwg am ddrwg. Felly ein dymumad goreu ydvw. Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i bawb o ddarllenwyr yr Advertiser,' yn nghyda phawb yn y Swyddfa yr un modd. (I'w barhau.) HENRY HUGHES. Gwaenysgor.