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Aberdare Education Committee The monthly meeting of the above was held on Friday, Mr. W. Thomas presid- ing. The other members present were Mrs. Davies, Messrs. D. P. Davies, EL Stonelake, Illtyd Hopkins, Dd. Davies, Wm. Rees, and T. Walter Williams, with Mr. J. Morris (director) and Mr. T. D. Jones (assistant). TEACHERS' INCREMENT. Mr. W. Rees asked a question regard- ing the usual increment to teachers. He understood that the increment had been paid in one instance long before another teacher had been paid. The Director was instructed to enquire. USE OF SCHOOLROOMS. Loans of schoolrooms were granted to choirs at Aberaman to hold rehearsals. N.U.T. ORPHAN FUND. The Aberdare Valley Branch of the N.U.T. wrote that the National Confer- ence of the N.U.T. would be held in Aber- ystwyth next Easter. Special efforts were being made to raise substantial sums for the Benevolent and Orpaan Fund of the Union. Aberdare had al- ways done well in this respect. They again intended to promote schools' con- cert, and they asked the committee for their patronage and for the use of the schools. On the motion of Mr. T. W. Williams, seconded by Mrs. Davies, the request was granted. APPLICATION. Rev. J. Griffiths, on behalf of the Bap- tist Temperance Musical Festival, asked the Committee to exempt the children from school on the afternoon of the Fes- tival. It was pointed out that the headmas- ters had power to grant this application, and Mr. Griffiths was referred to them. COUNTY COUNCIL'S DILATORINESS. The G.C.C. applied for the use of the schools for the Evening Classes during the forthcoming winter season on the same terms as last year. It was resolved to grant the request. Mr. W. Rees: Have they paid last year's bills? Mr. Morris: They have paid for appar- atus but not for the use of rooms. Mr. D. P. Davies: They are very slow. Mr. Illtyd Hopkins: Perhaps it would be well to remind them when you write granting this request for schools. 1 (Laughter.) GLYNHAFOD SCHOOL. The Board of Education consented to the new school at C'wmaman being named as above. EXCEPTIONAL CASE. Mr. Evan Williams, Higher Standard School, wrote with reference to the reso- lution passed by the committee excluding from that school all children who live outside the Parish of Aberdare. He stated that a boy whose parents lived at Ystradfellte but who were ratepayers in Aberdare, wished to continue to attend the school. On the motion of Mr. T. W. Williams, seconded by Mr. Illtyd Hopkins, it was resolved to allow the pupil to attend the school. PROVISION OF SPECTACLES. The Board of Education wrote regard- ing the recent visit paid to Aberdare dis- trict by the chief medical officer. Dr. Newman. They noted that the Educa- tion Committee proposed equipping a room for providing spectacles for chil- dren who required them and whose par- ents were unable to purchase them. The Board were prepared to sanction the pro- posed expenditure re provision of specta- cles, under a section of the Education Act. on condition that an estimate of the cost be given up to the end of July next. They would also like to have some estim- ate of the number of children who would be supplied with spectacles. Mr. T. W. Williams said that Dr. Prichard could give a rough estimate. Mr Morris might consult with Dr. Rees and Dr. Prichard and then reply to the Board of Education. Mr. Stonelake remarked that it was extremely difficult to form any estimate. The committee were simply experiment- ing at present. The Doctors might be able to state how many children required glasses, but they could not famish the Board with information as to how many parents were able to pay for those specta- cles and how many were not. The doc- tors had already reported that 20 per cent. of the children suffered from errors of refraction, but 10 per cent. or more might be able to pay themselves. The request of the Board of Education was a most queer one. Mr. T. W. Williams asked if any mem- ber of the Education Committee accom- panied Dr. Newman during his visit. Mrs. Davies said that she happened to be present. Chairman: He came very unexpected- ly. It was understood that the Director and the Medical Officers would prepare an estimate in accordance with the re- quest of the Board. NEW TEACHERS. Mr. A. P. Jones wrote informing the committee that the managers of the Town National School had appointed three new certificated teachers, and Rev. J. O'Reilly informed the committee that two new teachers had been appointed to the R.C. School. RESIGNATIONS, Miss May Hopkins, 38, Herbert-street, Town Infants Schools; Mr. D. Nicholas Williams, Town Council Schools in whose place Mr. John Thomas, Mill- street, has been appointed; Mr. J. Eiddig Davies, Capcoch School. SUPPLEMENTARY TEACHERS' t APPEAL. The supplementary teachers who were I recently requested to resign because they I had not passed Part II. of the Prelimin- ary Examination Certificate, appealed to the committee to reconsider their case and to allow them to be re-instated for one year. They made this appeal for the reason that they had passed Part I., and they intended working for the Part II. exam. which would be held next April. The letter was signed by F. Nicholas. Bessie Warren, Mary Hopkins, Ed. Evans, L. H. Jenkins, Rachel Evans, and Mary Davies. A letter was a,st lead from a supple- mentary teacher who had been asked to resign her appointment at St. Fagau s School. She made a very strong appeal to be leinstated, and stated that it was too late for her to start a new course of life. She hoped that the com would consider her pitiful condition, and trusted in the committee's honour to do something for her. Mr. D. P. Davies ashed if the vacancies had been filled. Mr. Morris replied that they had. Mr. T W. Williams remarked that the seven teachers had had an opportunity of attending classes and passing the ex- amination. ;eltl The Chairman remarked that it ought to be taken into ccnideration that the, seven had passed Part Y. Mr. T. W. Williams: We make it a rule to take them back when they pass. We cannot in reason reinstate these and refuse the others. We would be stultify- ing ourselves. Chairman: Are there many other cases besides these, who have passed Part I. and not Part II. P The Director was understood to reply there were not. Mr. W. Rees: The seven endeavoured to pass. Chairman: Some of them are very hard I cases. Mr. D. P. Davies: When did they sit for Part T. ?-In December, 1909. Mr. D. P. Davies: Pity they did not make a request before now. Mr. W. Rees: What will be our posi- tion in future with regard to similar teachers ? Mr. T. W. Williams: There will be no more supplementary teachers in our em- ploy. Mr. Rees: It is a great hardship for these children, as well as their parents, I, who have kept them in school for years. Mr. T W. Williams: We can never carry reforms in this manner, by listen- ing to everything that is said. Finally, Mr. Dd. Davies gave notice of motion to deal with the matter at the next meeting. NON-UNIONISTS. The Secretary of the Operative Stone Masons wrote informing the committee that eight workmen and a foreman, work- ing for Mr. W. E. Willis, builder, at Cwmdare Schools, had refused to join their union. Mr. Morris said he had taken action. He wrote to Mr. Willis on August 18th, I and Mr. Willis replied promising to give the matter his immediate attention. Mr. Tom D. Jones said he understood that the eight workmen had now joined the union. FLOODING. The flooding of Aman School play- I ground was referred to Building Com- mittee. THAT UNDELIVERED LETTER. The General Post Office wrote with. re- ference to the letter which had not been delivered to Mr. 1. Ambrose, Mountain Ash. The letter stated that Mr. Ambrose had left Penrhiwceiber some years ago, and had not left instructions at the Post Office to have his letters delivered at the schools. That would explain why the letter was returned. The Postmaster General regretted any inconvenience caused. EXAMINER'S REPORT. The Headmaster of Troedyrhiw Schools, who had recently conducted an ex- amination in various schools in the dis- trict, reported that 73 scholars had sent in their names, but only 54 actually sat- 26 boys and 28 girls. He had carefully tabulated the results, and had arrived at the following: Class 1, 18, who had ob- tained over 50 per cent. marks; Class 2, 20, marks between 33 and 50; Class 3, 16, marks less than 33 per cent. The ex- aminer gave further details. Mr. T. W. Williams said that the ex- aminer's report ought to be carefully considered in order that they might see where the schools were weak. MEDICAL OFFICERS' REPORT. Drs. Eees and Prichard reported that during the quarter ending June 30th, children who would be leaving school during the year were examined at the Higher Standard and Abernant Schools. Also the children in the third year of school life at all the schools except Aman, Cwmbaeh, National, Hirwain, R.C., and Penywain. 982 children were examined. 19.4 per cent. of the children were verminous; 40 per cent. had bad teeth; 20 per cent. had errors of refrac- tion; 3.7 per cent. had diseases of the I throat aiid nose, and .5,4, per cent. had dis- 1 eases of the heart and circulation. Dur ing the last few weeks there had been an epidemic of measles in the Aberaman I Ward.
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IVlerthyr Board of Guardians. On Saturday.—Present: Mr. A. Davies (in the chair), Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Wil- liams, Mrs. Jenkins, Mrs. Edmunds, Revs. Ll. M. Williams, J. R. Salmon, W. A. Jones, W. C. Thomas, T. Rees, D. J Arthur, D. L. Jones, Messrs. D. Evans DIerthyr), D. Evans, J.P., J. Prowle, J. Price, J.P., D. Edwards, D. Jones, H. Jones, T. Andrews, J.P., S. Bolwell, W. Harris, Idris Davies, Meth Davies, Mor- gan Williams, W. Jones, S. Thomas, Rd. Rees, D. Davies, J.P., W. Thomas, T. B. Greatorex, T. T. Jenkins, J. Lloyd, T. E. Morgan, D. Hughes, R. Rees, C. Fenwick, R. Vaughan, J. Aurelius, J. Williams, J. Edwards, E. Ogwen Williams, with Messrs. F. T. James (clerk) and J. I.. Morris (deputy clerk). I FOSTER MOTHER APPOINTED. Miss Margaret Davies, 5, Hirwain-road, Aberdare, and Miss Annie E. Rowlands, Lian frsnz 'ioara^c, applied for the post of Foster Motlier at Bargoed Cottage Homes. Miss Davies was appointed. THE CUSTODY OF THE CHILD AND THE LIBERTY OF THE SUBJECT. Mr. John Prowle moved: "That until Thomas Ward, aged 15 years, who was recently placed out in service by the Guardians, attains the age of 18 years, all the rights and powers of the parents in respect of such child shall vest in the Guardians of this Union, in pursuance of Section 1 of the Poor Law Act, 1899." Mr. D. Evans, Merthyr, asked whether Mr Prowle's motion involved an infringe- ment of the liberty of the subject, a doc- trine which Mr. Prowle was so fond of preaching. t Mr. Prowle: Mr. Evans does not know touch about the children, although he is a child' himself. The motion was carried. PORTHCAWL REST. A ticket for Porthcawl Rest was grant- ed to William John Evans, 28, Fforch- eniaii-road, Cwmaman. CHILDREN IN ABERDARE SCHOOLS. The Supt. of the Training School re- ported that 81 children from the school were attending the Elementary Schools at Aberdare. REGISTRAR APPOINTED. There were 41 candidates for the post of Registrar of Births and Deaths for the Gelligaer sub-district. Eventually the applicants were weeded down to two, viz., Messrs. J. L. Morris, I assist, clerk to the Guardians, and Llew- elyn Richards, warrant officer in the em- ploy of the Guardians. In the final Mr. Morris obtained 28 votes, and Mr. Richards 22 votes. Mr. Morris was therefore appointed.
THE PATENT MEDICINE PROPRIETOR. Toiio Bungay" (Macmillan) is the name of a patent medicine. In the following passage Mr. B. G. Wells makes its proprietor initiate his nephew into its secrets at a great city hotel: You see," said my uncle, in a slow, confiden- tial whisper, with eyes very wide and a creased forehead, it's nice because of the (here he men- tioned a flavouring matter and an aromatio spirit), it's stimulating because of (here he men- tioned two very vivid tonics, one with a marked action on the kidneys). And the (here he men- tioned two other ingredients) makes it pretty fascinating. Cocks their tails. Then there's (but I touch on the essential secret), and there you are! I got it out of an old book of recipes- all except the (here he mentioned the more viru- lent substance, the one that assails the kidneys), which is my idea. Modern touch There you are! Presently he was leading the way to the lounge—a sumptuous place in red morooco and yellow glazed crockery, with incredible vistas of settees and sofas and things, ¡¡,nd there I found myself grouped with him in two excessively upholstered chairs, with an earthenware Moorish table between us bearing coffee and Benedictine, and I was tasting the delights of a tenpenny cigar. My uncle smoked a similar cigar in a habituated manner, and he looked energetic and knowing and luxurious, and most unexpectedly a little bounder, round the end of it. It was just a trivial flaw upon our swagger, perhaps, that we both were clear our cigars had to be "mild." He got obliquely across the spaces of his great armchair so as to incline con- fidentially to my ear; he curled up his little legs, and I, in my larger wa.y, adopted a cor- responding receptive obliquity. I felt that we should strike an unbiassed observer as a couple of very deep and wily and developing and re- Bulsive persons.
HEAT INSIDE SILK HATS. Men who wear silk hats know that the" tempe- rature inside the hat is much higher than out- side but it has remained for a French physi- cian to measure the difference. He has dis- covered that when the thermometer registers 90deg. in the shade in the outer air it stands at 108deg. in his silk hat, and that when it is 68deg. outside it is 88clog. inside. From these differences he concludes that the unnatural heat causes many nervous troubles.
A Victim of Blood-Poisofting cured by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. In addition to the cure of Mrs. Melton, reported in another column, Mr. Melton, once a victim of Blood Poisoning, owes his present excellent health to Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. After his wife had related the facts of her cure during an interview, at 47, Victor Road, Hornsey Road, London, N., Mr. Melton stated: About five years ago I contracted Blood- Poisoning owing to inhaling some poisonous fumes, For nearly twelve months I syjfcr^d cruel agony in all my limbs. I became weak and nerveless, and my head dull and heavy. Later abscesses formed at the back of my neck, and though I applied ointments, and took aperients, they began to spread and covered my legs. I I seemed to have no blood left. My sys- tem was full of impurities, and I became so debilitated that I could hardly drag myself about. I tried so-called blood tonics, but the drain on my system was so severe that I went to a hospital for treatment. There the doctors said I was suffering from Blood- Poisoning, but medicine seemed to do little good. Then I read a report in a newspaper of a young man who had been cured of Blood- Poisoning by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. So I got a supply of these Pills. After taking a box or two of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills my sufferings diminished, and my nerves became steadier. As I continued with the Pills the abscesses gradually disappeared. In time Dr. Williams' Pink Pills drove all the impurities from my system and invig- orated me with New Blood. As I persevered with the treatment my flesh became healthy and clear, and soon there was no trace of Blood-Poisoning left. My energy returned, my appetite improved wonderfully, and I was able to get about in comfort." An instructive booklet Diseases of the Blood will be forwarded free to any reader on application. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are obtainable of dealers or direct,irom Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., 46, Holborn Viaduct, London, 2s. 9d. one box, or 13s. gd. for six. It is because sub- stitutes do not cure that you must insist on having Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
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Aberdare Trades Council. On Wednesday. There were present: Messrs. W. T. James (in the chair); E. Stonelake, secretary; R. W. Gray, assist, secretary; J. H. Bruton, treasur- er; Councillors W. Rees, Illtyd Hopkins, 0. Powell, W. Harper; Guardians Idric,, Davies, Meth Davies, J. Prowle. THE TEACHERS INVITED BUT U THE PROFESSION" OBJECTED TO. The Chairman suggested that an effort be made to get the school teachers back to the fold of the Trades Council. Councillor W. Bees moved that the Executive be requested to take steps with that object in view. The Secretary said that he had sent a letter to the teachers a year ago asking them to receive a deputation regarding this matter, and had received no reply. Chairman: Give them one more trial. Mr. David Evans was in favour of tha proposal to communicate with the teach- ers, but held that "0 refe-i,e should be made to the teachers' avocation as a profession," inasmuch as they were nil workers, like themselves. VOTES FOR WOMEN. It was agreed to support the Concili I afton Committee's Woman Suffrage Bill. SABBATH REST. I The Secretary (,f the Imperial Sunday Alliance had written asking for the sup port of the Council to a movement in favour of abolishing Sunday labour. It was agreed that the Council grant its support. KNIGHTS OF THE RAZOR WANT TO I COME BACK. The Hairdressers' Association applied for re-affiliation with the Trades Council. The Secretary explained, that it had been a moot point whether the Hair- dressers' Association was a legitimate Trades Union or not. He suggested that a deputation of the Association should wait upon the Trades Council. Then the Council might see whether the constitu- tion of the Association had been revised since they were excluded about a year ago. It was agreed that a deputation repre- senting the Hairdressers should attend the next meeting of the Trades Council. TRAMWAYS FOR ABERDARE. A STRONG FEELING IN FAVOUR. The Secretary explained that the Labour Group on the District Council had decided to resuscitate the movement in favour of having municipal tramways in Aberdare. He then reviewed the Tramway movement and the various stages through which it had undergone. Since the agitation of 1905 the plea for tramways had been consider- ably strengthened. In the Rhon- dda miners going to and from work found the trams very convenient, and in the Aberdare valley also they would be a great improvement on the system of workmen's train. Some critics had referred to the tramway sys- tem as a death-trap, but if it would be responsible for more fatalities than the present antiquated system then we should be in a sorry plight indeed. A lot had been said in the press recently on this matter. One man had written a great deal in favour of motor buses. But what we wanted in Aberdare was a sys- tem of traction which would be safe, t cheap clean, and expeditious. We had in Aberdare a large population, and the roads were as good as in any place in South Wale3. Thcie were no engineering I difficulties in the way. They should see that the project did not get into the hands of a private company, as was the case in the Rhondda Valley. Let this and every similar enterprise be worked for the public by the public. The Chairman remarked that the Saturday night traffic was now abnormal and dangerous, and the system of trac- tion we had in vogue was antiquated. He believed that the workers in Aber- dare were in favoiir of the trams. He was favourably impressed by the RhoDJ dda tramway system, but believed that it would be worked better if controlled by the Council. Councillor W. Bees, speaking for Cwm- aman people, was certain that electric trams would be preferred as means of locomotion to the G.W.R. motor. The brake-drivers would of course suffer, but that was small in comparison with the great benefit obtained. He was quite sanguine that nothing short of electric cars would satisfy the people of Aberdare and Cwmaman. Councillor Illtyd Hopkins said that everyone who rode in the brakes was sick of the present system of locomotion, and even some of the brakedrivers took the same view. The fact that no less than five syndicates had applied for permission to run electric traction in Aberdare was proof positive that the system could be made to pay. Councillor O. Powell spoke strongly I against granting to private companies the power to run the trams. The em- ployes would get better treatment under the Council than when employed by a private company. I Councillor W. Harper believed in the greatest good for the greatest number. There was a large and increasing popu- lation at Cwmdare, and in a few years to come some better means of conveying the people would be imperative. Guardian Meth Davies, speaking as a Cwmbach representative, said that they wanted power to construct the road to Cwmbach inserted in the Parliamentary Bill. Councillor E. Stonelake was in favour of including the road to Gwm bach in the Bill. Guardian J. Prowle asked whether in- cluding the road to Cwmbach would not be fatal to the Bill by over-burdening it. Mr. Stonelake did not consider it would be fatal. Guardian Idris Davies suggested that the Cwmbaeh brake-drivers be compelled by the Council to run to a time-table. The Chairman said that this had been tried before but without avail. No resolution was submitted regarding this matter. EXCLUDING THE PRESS. A MOTION THAT WAS DESERTED BY ITS PARENTS. The following item was down on the agenda: To discuss and decide the fol- lowing resolution submitted by the exe- cutive committee—'That the Press be ex- cluded from all future meetings of the Council, and that all agendas be marked ¡ Private and Confidential/" When this matter was brought forward there was, however, no member of the executive ready to support the resolution. The Chairman washed his hands of any responsibility attached to it, and did not conceal his aversion to the exclusion of the press from the meetings. After wait- ing in vain for one of the sponsors of the resolution to speak in its favour, a delegate, in order to provoke discussion, proposed that the resolution should take effect. Another delegate seconded the motion. An amendment that the Press be al- lowed to attend was also proposed and seconded. Mr. W. Davies asked whether the Trades Council were doing anything which they were ashamed of and to which they feared to give publicity? Mr. J. Jenkins said that the reason given by members of the Executive for I introducing this motion was that most of the delegates when reporting back to the lodges used 1he reports which had appeared in the press, instead of their own. (Mr. Prowle: A compliment to the press.) This tended to lessen the in- terest taken in vital matters pertaining to trades unionism. Another reason was that many delegates feared to speak in the presence of the Press lest they should be victimised afterwards when their names were published. Again it was held that the press did not do justice to the speeches delivered at the meetings. They came there dividend hunting, with no object but to sell their papers. In order to attain this end they selected only what was sensational, and reported only what suited their purpose. The Chairman held that a press ex- cluded was more dangerous than a press admitted. Mr. J. Prowle said that this was the most amusing discussion he had ever listened to. Mr. Jenkins had really complimented the press, when he stated I that their reports were used by the dele- gates. Every society, from the highest to the lowest, had their squabbles. And it was a fact that the Press made use of these when it suited them. But that was no reason for excluding them. He had fought for admitting the press to the Con- ciliation Board, and surely if admitted to their higher counsels they should not be excluded from minor ones. Mr. Meth Davies said that it was ridi- culous to move that the agenda be marked a private and confidential." The press were admitted to the Guardians and Dis- trict Council meetings. Besides, that resolution was out of order. A previous resolution, to the effect that the press be admitted, should be rescinded first of all. Eventually the resolution was put to the meeting, and a very large majority voted in favour of admitting the press.
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Items of Interest .„j.i THfl Ml 1' j fge, In m< retical cheL, an juer, a thing i travels. The use 01 Lllë term is illustrated oy the electrolysis of .water, its separation into hydrogen and oxygen y means of an electric current passing through it. The atoms, molecules, or other particles of the former gas go to one of the platinum electrodes, while those of the latter travel to the other. In each case the particles tra-vei to their respective poles in virtue of a charge of electricity, positive or negative, which they carrv. The particle of matter, whether group of molecules, single molecule, or atom, thus rendered active by an electric charge, is termed an ion. Thus, for example, the par- ticles of air are ionised by the emanations of radium. Some experiments by Professor Kossgonoff, of the University of Kieff, re- ferred to in the Scientific American, seem to indicate that under certain conditions ions may be rendered visible. SEES BY ULTRA-MICROSCOPY. The method used by Professor Kossgonoff is that known as ultra-mieroseopy, a method by which particles which cannot be seen otherwise with the highest powers are ren- dered visible. The principle of ultra-micro- scopy may be best understood by reference to what happens when a beam of sunlight is ad- mitted into a darkened room. In this case the dust particles, unseen under ordinary conditions, are rendered clearly visible. So, if an object under the microscope in darkened t;, j surroundings- is illuminated by a powerful beam of light., things not ot-nerwise visible I are seen. VISION OF MovnsG IONS. Professdf Aorigwf has subjected the process of electrolysis So tfc* scrutiny of the ultra-microscope, and believes thai he has seen the moving ions. When a view was taken of a copper solution in which a current was passing between copper electrodes, cer- tain 'bright" points were seen moving in the direction of the current. When the current was reversed the direction of the moving points was also reversed. When the electric current had flowed for some time the number of bright points increased. Similar particles seemed to accumulate at one of the elec- trodes in the form of arborescent crystals. When the liquid was placed in a magnetic field whose lines of force were perpendicular to the current of electricity, then the path of the moving particles was altered according to Ampere's law. The velocity of the particles again, as determined by Professor Kossgo- noff, is the same as that of ions, according ta the measurement of Kohlrausch. It would thus appear that moving ione have actually been seen.
TO PRESERVE RASPBERRIES WHOLE. Place the raspberries in one layer upon a dish and screen with crushed fine lump sugar double the weight of the fruit. Bruise some ripe raspberri- and put them in a jug with some sugar, and set the jug in a kettle of water covered close. Allow them to boil in the water until soft, then strain'through some muslin into a pan, boil, skim, and when cold put in the whole raspberries and set them over the fire until quite hot. Take them off and let them stand until cold. Set them on again and make them warmer, and do this several times until the fruit is clear, but do not allow them to boil. Put them into jelly -jars and fill them up with the jelly.. Cover closely and store in a dry place.
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PARROTS AND EARTHQUAKES. Geese once saved ancient Home from destruc- 1 tion at the hanua oi its enemies, and the parrots of Mexico, particularly those of the Tierra Cahente, or hot country along the coast, have, says the Selborne Magazine,' saved thousands of lives in real fact by giving warning of approach- ing seismic disturbances. Whenever there is & heavy storm coming the parrots silently take to the highest and thickest foiiaged trees in the jungle, but when an earthquake is destined to come off within the next few hours, every parrot m^the country immediately seeks a bare, open, level space in the wiia torest and alights on the ground. The parrot being exclusively an arbo- real bird, this is unusual m itself; but, in addi- tion to this, the birds, which as a rule are un- bearably noisy, become suddenly silent, emitting now and again a peculiar cry which they use at no other time.
MINES FOUND BY A BOY. The lead mines of Missouri, which have yielded tens oi millions of dollars, and are not yet half worked out, were originally discovered by a boy and a dog. The dog was cuasing a rabbit and fell into a hole, and it was in getting him out that the boy found a piece of ore and took it home to show his father. The family be- wmg rich. THE HUSBAND