FOR SALE. FOR SALE, by private treaty with imme- diate possession, newly erected house in Penmaen Street, Mount Pleasant, Porth, con- taining 4 bedrooms, bath, lavatory, h. &,c., 3 rooms on ground floor, and usual offices. Price, etc., apply—Jones, Auctioneer, Fern- ■lale. C168/47 HOUSES, HOUSES. 26 Houses in course JLJL of erection for Sale, behind the New School, Cemetery Road, Trealaw. For parti- culars, apply Jones, 316, Brithweunydd Road, Trealaw. e49149 FOR SALE, well-built corner house Shop, 4, North Road, Pontypridd. Particulars Mr. William Thomas, Brook House, Bailey Street, Ton-Pentre. c/41616 LADDERS. Ladders for build crs, painters farmers, window cleaners, &c. exten- sion ladders always in stock also painter's steps, tressles, &c. Special offer to painters. Send for full particulars and price list.—3, Darran Street, Cathays, Cardiff. 5018 T WAREHOUSE PRICES, latest novelties for blouses and dresses, new flaxicord, linens, zephyrs, crepes, eliantungas. patterns free.—Dress Warehouse, Darlington. c 140/58 LADIES The LIZARD striped suitings and costume coatings, 3/11 the dress length, carriage paid. Patterns free. -Praison's Dress Warehouse, Leeds. cl40/58 DOUBLE Fronted Shop for Sale in good position in Tonypandy. Bargain to iiiim ediate purchaser. Write, Box C170/47. TO LET. To LET. Semi-detached Villa, newly JL erected at Vicarage Road, Penygraig. Perfect sanitary arrangements on modern lines, bath, etc., delightfully situated, low rental to suitable tenant. Apply—183, Kenry Street, Tonypandy. C171/47 WANTED. HOUSE wanted immediately in Trealaw. Moderate rent. Write Box 73, H Rhondda Leader" Office, Tonypandy. 173/47 WANTED to purchase two houses, corner house and adjoining house, with plenty of back ground, in Kenry-street or Primroses-treet, "A," c,'o Leader Office, Tonypandy. 218 HOLIDAY RESORTS. SEASIDE ABERAVON. RHONDDA RESTAURANT, Opposite Victoria Lake (boating). Dinners and Teas. Schools and Parties catered for. Good accomodation for Cyclists, terms moderate. D. JENKINS, Proprietor. 252 Beach Cliff estatlrant, i Promenade, PENARTH, For High Class Luncheons and Teas. Re- freshments and Catering at Moderate Prices. R. MERITT, Proprietress. 251 PORTHCAWL. SEND FOR OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED GUIDE Post free-Ball, Treco," Porthca.vl. e166/67 A BERAVON BEACH.—Alexandra Rest- aurant. Large Dinin« Rooms suitable for School Parties. Good beds, dinners, teas, at moderate charges. For particulars, apply L. Friend. cl63/57 A Home from Home. Moderate Terms.—Bed and Breakfast, 2/6. Parties of two of" more taken at reduced terms. Welsh spoken. Splendid Accommo- dation EVANS, GROVE PARK RESTAURANT 88, High Street, WESTON-SUPER-MARE 187 TORQUAY. Comfortable furnished JL apartments, two sitting rooms, two bedrooms, with or without board, near trams and beach.—Walker, 7, Mount Herrron, Torquay. C156/52 MUSICAL. CHURCH AND CHAPEL ORGANS BUILT ON THE LATEST SYSTEMS, Tracker, Pneumatic, and Electro-Pneumatic, with per ect repetition, answering all requirements of the mos fastidious players. Detached Keyboards a Speciality. TUNING, REPAIRS, RENOVATIONS, e c etc. Wm. H. HARMSTON, Organ Builder Nat. Tel. 81. PONTYPRIDD. 214 MEDICAL NURSE King, maternity nurse and certified midwife, by Examination, 17, Hendrecafn Road, Penygraig, open for engagements. c150¡ó2 PIANOS FOR SALE. iel7 10s. Od. Fine Walnut Piano, Best Action and Iron Frame, as new, fully warranted for ten years. Terms arranged. Waddington & Sons, Post Office Buildings, Forth. £ 10 10s. 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HUGO Lester, Patent Expert, Inventors' Supply [Depot, 9, Park Place, Car din, does all business in patents for inventorsm South Wales. Call or write. 185 MISCELLANEOUS IMPORTANT TO MOTHERS. Every Mother who values the health and cleanliness of her child should use HARRISON'S II Reliable" NURSERY POMADE. One application kills all Nits and Vermin, beautifies and strengthens the Hair. In tins 4. and 9d., postage Id. George W. Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Sold by Chemists. Agents, Emrys Richards Chemist, Coedymeituon, Tonypandy; D. E. Davies, Chemist, Treorchy W. R. Williams, Chemist, Medical Hall, Tylorstown; J. P Lewis Chemist, Medical Hall, Ynyshir. c81/ WALLPAPERS from ljd. per roll. Any quantity, large or small. Wholesale Prices. Stock exceeds 250,000 rolls—all classes. Write for patterns, stating class required. (Dept. 108.) Barnett Wallpaper Co., Ltd., Knott Mill, Manchester. cl33/57 URSE WILLIAMS' OVALOIDS for Ladies. 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TRIMNELL, the Cardiff Herbalist, Moira Terrace, Cardiff. Sent free on application, The Trucure Herbal Book. Note the address. c48J59 MONEY. rjlHE OLD-ESTABLISHED PROVINCIAL UNION BANK continues to lend immense sums daily, from £ 10 to k5,000, on Note of Hand Alone, or other Security, at a few hours' notice, to all classes in any part of England and Wales, repayable by easy instalments. No good application is ever refused. All communications strictly private. Moderate Interest. Special rates for short periods. The largest, best known, and most honourably conducted Business in the Kingdom. Thousands of our regular customers have expressed their entire satisfaction in repeated transactions with us. If desired, one of our Officials will attend at vour residence at once with Cash, and carrv out the advance THERE AND THEN. Call, or write (Yb confidence), to the MANAOBR. MR. STANLEY DOWDING, t, QUEEN SQTJARR, BRISTOL. ME. WM. LLOYD makes IMMEDIATE Ifi. 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Salnsbury, 93, TAFF ST., PONTYPRIDD, And Branches, the well-known Maker of Artificial TEETH Teeth taken out PAINLESSLY And an extended System of Payments if desired. 124, Tylacelyn Road, Penygraig. Visits Tonypandy Twice a Week. 241 SALES BY AUCTION. MESSRS. TOMKINS, & CHADWICK'S SALES'. FERN DALE. MESSRS. TOM KINS & CHADWICK, will offer for sale at the Femdale Hotel, Ferndale, Friday, May 27th, at 7 o'clock in the evening, all those valuable Four Leasehold Dwelling Houses known as 70 to 73, Railway Terrace (formerly known as 25 and 28 Taif street), Ferndale, producing a gross rental of jE58 10s. per annum subject to a ground rent of £ 2 10s. 4d. on the lot. Landlord paying rates. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneers, Abergavenny, or to Frank Lewis, Esq., Solicitor, Newport. 258 PUBLIC NOTICES. I THOMAS LLEWELLYN, 8, Tynycae Place, Penygraig, hereby give notice that I will not be responsible for any debt or debts contracted by my wife, Martha Llewellyn. Dated this 17th day of May, 1910. (Signed), THOMAS LLEWELLYN, 3, Tynycae Place, Penygraig. Witness-DD. DAVIES. ''° ° I EDWARD GARLAND, of 3, Court Terrace, Tonypandy, herewith give notice that I will not be responsible for any debts incurred by my wife, Mary Sophia Garland, on and after this date, May 18th, 1910. J (Signed), EDWARD GARLAND. "Trech Gw/ad nag Argtwy dd. EXCELSIOR BUILDINGS. DE WINTON STREET, TONYPAND Telephone No. 77 P.O. Tonypandy.
Penygraig. The Glamorgan County Council recently offered a scholarship under the provisions of the Foods and Drugs Acts to those holding sanitary inspectors' certificates within the county. The scholarship con sisted of a series of lectures and demon- strations for three months at Pontypridd, and a further tuition at London for three weeks. The examination took place at the Royal Sanitary Institute on May 3rd and 4th. Amongst the twelve successful candidates, we are pleased to see the names of two of the Rhondda District Council inspectors—Mr. Daniel William Jones, Pymmer, and Mr. Gwilym Reed, Ferndale. We sincerely wish them fur- ther success. The numerous friends of Mr. Dan Rowland James are getting up a testi- monial for him upon his leaving the dis- trict for Ynyshir, where he has been appointed organist. Our Dinas correspondent writes:—"A daring robbery took place at Dinas Station on Wednesday morning between 6 a.m. and 6.30 a.m. The usual supply of Cardiff newspapers had safely arrived ay the mail for the Dinas and Trealaw news- vendors, but when the respective ne,v. boys applied at the station for their parcels, it was found that three parcels of papers had been stolen. The matter was reported to the local policemen. They have in their possession certain clues as to the identity of the offenders, although no capture has yet been made." [Thefts of newspapers from T.V.R. stations is, however, a very common occurrence. Hardly a week passes but what we have complaints from one or other of our agents that their parcel of the Rhondda Leader has been stolen, or that some of their papers have been abstracted. Ed.]
Treorchy. On Sunday and Monday, the annual preaching anniversary of Ramah (W C.) Chapel were held and well attended. Instructive and eloquent discourses were rendered by the Revs. Ben Davies, Panteg, and Samuel Williams, Penrhiw- ceiber. Mr. Tom Evans, I.S.M., officiated at the organ, and Mr. Samuel Thomas conducted the singing, which was of a high standard. On Wednesday of last week occurred the death of Mr. John Ashton (73), 61, Dumfries Street. Deceased was the father of Miss Minnie Ashton, A.L.C.M. (organist at Ramah Chapel), and Mr. Septimus Ashton, who is the choirmaster of Tabernacle Chapel, Merthyr; whilst his youngest son, Rufus, holds the posi- tion of assistant master at the, Ynyswen Schools. The funeral, which was con- fined to gentlemen, took place on Satur- day and was largely attended. The Rev. D. Rhagfyr Jones (Bethania) officiated at the graveside, and made eulogistic refer- ences to deceased. Unprecedented success attended the annual musical festival of the Upper Rhondda Baptists at Noddfa Chapel on Monday. Four churches were represented, namely, Noddfa and Ainon, Treorchy; Salem, Cwmparc; and Morialt, Pentre. The conductor, Prof. J. T. Jones, L.R.A.M., wielded the baton; and Mr. E. T. Michael, Treorchy, presided at the grand organ. The day's presidents were Mr. B. Gabe, Penyrenglyn; Mr. William Isaac, Pentre; and the Rev. J. Davies, C'Wmpare. _At the evening meeting, Prof. J. T. Jones played the Dead March in Saul" as a mark of sympathy with the Royal Family in their sad bereavement.
KITLEY'S CANNOT BE EQUALLED FOR Natural and Artificial 1| W R E ATH S, 212 Oxford St., opposite Natoioal Schools | and Central Stall Market SWANSEA. I
Trealaw. On Thursday last, the 12th inst., the mortal remains of Mr. John Clemens, age 53, were laid to rest at Llethrddu Ceme- tery, Trealaw. Deceased, who was fore- man to Mr. David Charles, building con- tractor, was a zealous church worker, and held the office of churchwarden at All Saints', Trealaw, for five years. The Rev. I. J. Williams, curate-in-charge, assisted by the Rev. E. W. Hughes, con- ducted a service at All Saints' Church prior to the removal of his body to the cemetery.
Gelli. At Siloam Chapel, Gelli, on Tuesday, a temperance festival was held by the Welsh Baptists comprising Siloam, Hebron, and Nebo Churches, Ystrad- Rhondda. The first meeting was for juveniles, who sang several tunes very sweetly. In the afternoon, a long pro- cession of children and adults was formed, and sang during the street narade. After- wards, all repaired to their respective vestries for tea, and in the evening the festival continued under the leadership of Mr. W. T. Samuel, Cardiff.
This is an actual fact. Mr. Jones sold a tin of Bagley's Kill Em Quick Power to a customer opposite next morning she asked him to come and see the hundreds of dead Beetles where she had sprinkled it. The registered Trade Mark is on every label, lel. 3d. and Gel tins, refus mitations 21 i
Ferndale. A general meeting of the Ferndale branch of the Young Liberals' League was held at the New Workmen's Hall on Friday evening last, Mr. W. Y. Neish presiding, when Mr. J. Richards, Fern- dale Colliery Offices, delivered an excel- lent address on Why I am a Liberal." An interesting discussion followed. The membership of this branch is still on the increase and has passed the hundred by a good step. An inquest was held at the Ferndale Police Station on Thursday last by Mr. n" J. Rhys (coroner) touching the death of Mr. Samuel Jones, 24 years of age, of 54, Albany Street, who was killed on Mon- day, the 9th inst., at the No. 2 Pit of Messrs. D. Davis and Sons, Ltd. Deceased was on his way to the bottom of the shaft at the end of the shift, when he was killed by a heavy fall of roof. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death." The funeral took place on Friday and was very largely attended. The remains were interred at Llanwonno Cemetery. Deceased leaves a young widow and child to mourn his loss. The annual "gymanfa ganu" in con- Trerhondda and Tabernacle (W.C.) Chapels of Ferndale was held on Sunday and Monday last. The. conductor was Mr. John Richards (Colliery Offices). There was a large attendance at every meeting. The singing was of a very high quality. In the chorus, Gloria in Excelsis," the massed ciioir gave a capital account of themselves, the sopranos being exceptionally fine. The presidents were the Revs. T. Bryn Thomas (Tabernacle), G. Penrith Thomas (Trerhondda), and Mr. Evan Lewis. At the close of Mon- day evening's meeting, the vast audience sang with deep feeling the hymn, 0 fryniau Caersalem," as a mark of sym- pathy with the Royal Family and the victims of the Whitehaven explosion.
Treherbert. On Thursday and Saturday nights (last week), two highly successful concerts were given at Emmanuel (E.C.) Chapel by the Emmanuel Band of Hope chil- dren. The building was packed on both occasions. The chairmen were Messrs. T. Hutchins and F. Dingley on Thursday and Saturday nights respectively. The singing was well arranged and ably con- ducted by Mr. David Jones. Pretty choruses, action songs, solos, and recita- tions were rendered by the children, to the great delight of the audiences. The concerts were concluded by a very laugh- able sketch, entitled The Penny Show." Mr. C. Phillins as the showman was perfection. Miss Maggie Gwen Jones efficiently officiated as accompanist. On Saturday last, a 130 yards' foot race for stakes of £ 10 a-side took place be- tween W. Allen, Treherbert, and Tom Evans, Penyrenglyn, on the Treherbert Football Grounds. A crowd of several hundred witnessed the race.. From the start it seemed that Evans had secured a short lead, but Allen caught up in little over thirty yards. At half the distance Allen had gained a yard, and breasted the tape at least 3.V yards before his rival.
Blaenycwm. The fifth annual concert in connection with the Blaenycwm Orchestra took place at Blaenycwm Chapel (kindly lent) on Thursday evening last, when the follow- ing artistes contributed to an excellent programme —Miss Mary Richards (con- tralto), Rhymney; Master Trevor Wat- kins (boy soprano), Pentre; Mr. Godfrey Price (bass), Tylorstown; Ap Tydfil (solo violinist), Pentre; and Mr. Isaac Bowen (accompanist), Treherbert. Councillor D. R. Jones presided. The orchestra, num- bering thirty-sixi, was conducted by Mr. William Davies, A.T.S.C.
Mr. George Leyton at the Hippodrome. Next week, we are promised a rare treat by a visit to the, Hippodrome, Tony- pandy, of Mr. George Leyton, the Crimean veterans' friend. When we read of the hot-headed bravery of our gallant soldiers in the Crimean War, the tale seems one of very long ago; and few realise that these brave men are still around us in scores, many in the direst poverty. But public indifference to their condition is only equalled by public pride in their historic deeds. The inconsistency of this attitude has struck no one more forcibly than Mr. George Leyton, the well-known actor-vocalist, whose name has become linked in the minds of music hall audi- ences to the noble cause he champions. Mr. Leyton's methods of procedure are as sound as the results therefrom. When visiting a, town, he at once makes en- quiries of the local authorities, police, guardians, or any prominent personage, for any veteran who may be under their notice. The most deser,ving--which is determined by his history" and close examination of his discharge eet-halS then a benefit on his behalf. Mr. Leyton relies solely on the sale among the audi- ence of the words of the stirring songs in his repertoire-chiefly his famous Boys of the Chelsea School "—for proceeds to the- funds. Copies of the words are sold at the universal price of one penny, and generally go off like hot cakes," and £ 30 is no uncommon sum to realise from a large hall. But the greatest caution is necessary in its distribution, to keep it from the hands ol unscrupulous relatives. In such cases the manager or some other relsponsible person is appointed trustee, the veteran being allowed 10s. to £ 1 per week till the fund is exhausted. The necessity for this precaution was realised in one provincial town where the veteran's sons actually waited at the stage door to pounce on the money directly he made his appearance. Quite recently a man found carrying sandwich boards in the streets of Leeds belonged to the gallant 9th Foot, of Sevastopol fame. Mr. Leyton declares that were his object generally supported by the London Press, there would not be a single veteran left on the parish or on the streets. Mr. Leyton is one of the most popular music: hall vocalists of the day, and his speciality, if it may be so called, is to sing songs anent to the Army. One of these is entitled" The Boys of the Chelsea School." In connection with this song, it has been Mr. Leyton's practice to sell copies and hand the proceeds to one or other of the old pensioners. Throughout the entire country he has done this, with the result that he has been able to raise a sum of 110 less than C4,096 18s. On many occa- sions Mr. Leyton has been able to save an old soldier from the workhouse, or the little home belonging to a veteran and his wife, whose old age was embittered by penury. His late Majesty the King had the matter brought before him, and stamped the music hall artiste with his Royal approval. A copy of the song, beauti- fully printed on white satin, was accepted by the King.
NICE DISHES. FISH SAUCE.—Mince half an onion as finely as possible, put it into a saucepan with a table- spoonful of ketchup and half a teacupful of good gravy. Let it boil up, then add a dessertspoon- ful of parsley, a little anchovy sauoe, pepper and salt to taste. Thicken with a little cornflour mixed very smooth. Let all boil three minutes, colour the sauce, and serve with the fish. FILLETS OF SOLE A LA RI.IINE.-Fillet two good- sized soles and steam them for twenty minutes. Take out and remove the dark skin. Fold each fillet and keep hot in the oven. For the sauce use two ounces of butter and one dessertspoonful of flour mixed together to a smooth paste and one teacupful of milk. Add two ounces of grated cheese, boil up again, and simmer for a few minutes, when the sauce will be ready. Pour over and round the fish. GINGERBREAD SPONGE.—Take half a pound of golden syrup, two ounces of butter, one egg, half an ounce of ground ginger, ten ounces of 'flour, two ounces of sugar, about two table- spoonfuls of milk, and half a teaspoonful of soda. Put the flour, ginger, and sugar into a, bowl. In a saucepan stir the milk, butter, and syrup until dissolved, then stir into the dry in- gredients. Dissolve the soda in a little milk, add this and the well-beaten egg to the mixture, pour into a shallow tin lined with greased paper, and bake for thirty or forty minutes in a slow oven. Cut into fingers when cold. FILLET OF BEEF A LA PKINCESSE.—Take four pounds fillet of beef, remove all fat and the thin skin which covers the top, and lard it closely with strips of fine cut larding pork; season with one-half tablespoonful of salt, half a teaspoonful of pepper. Lay three slices of larding pork in a roasting pan, one sliced onion, and three slices of carrot; lay the fillet on top of these, place the pan in a hot oven, and roast forty minutes, allowing ten minutes to one pound. When done transfer the meat to a hot dish, garnish with stuffed tomatoes and potatoes, and serve with the following sauce: Place a saucepan with one teaspoonful of butter, the same of chopped onion and ham, over the fire, add one bay leaf, one clove, half blade of mace, a small sprig of thyme; stir until a light brown, then add one tablespoonful of flour; cook and stir until the flour has obtained a light brown colour; add one and one-half cupful of meat broth,half a teaspoon- ful of beef extract, three chopped mushrooms, half a cupful of sherry, and the gravy from the fillet without the fat. Cook ten, minu", season with half a teaspoonful of pepper, and, if neces- sary, some salt; then strain through a fine sieve, pour a few spoonfuls of the sauce over the meat, and eerve the remaining sauce in a sauce-bowl.
WHAT HE WANTED. Mike had saved up his wages very faithfully and had finally yielded to the seductive allure- ments of a talking machine. He found it a great addition to the delights of home life, and it brought him a deal of happiness in his idle hours with its renderings of comic songs and funny vaudeville dialogues. Once or twice Mrs. Mike had used it for her occasional dances for her neighbours, and, altogether, the instrument had taken a great hold upon the affections of the Finnegan family. "Sure," said Mike one morning, when the weather was too wet for him to work, sure our little funnygraph deserves a new lot o' food, Norah. Oi t'ink Oi'll run down to the Etoor an' see do they be havin' anny new t'ings in. Not that Oi's toired of what we hov, but Oi t'ink we can affoord to give the little masheen a bit more variety in his fooo." Yis, Moike," said Mrs. Finnegan. Oi was t' in kin' so mesilf." So off Mike went. Gud-marnin', sorr." Good-morning, sir," replied the .agent affably. It's a- fine day." "For thim that loikes it wet," said :Mike. Oi'm the felly that bought the talkin' rnasheen from yez a couple o' mont's ago. Me name is Finnegan." "1 remember you very well, Mr. Finnegan," said the agent. I hope the machine is satis- factory." Sure it's earned ite livin' returned Mike. Oi've laughed mesilf sore over thim jokes and danced me fut off to its jigs; an' so, bavii-i'. a small bit o' the coin to spare, Oi've come in to git a couple o' dollars' wort' o' new stoof for it." "Good!" said the man. "We have a lot of new- things.in HI/ve yell anything especially in mind?" Y, ise-, sirr," said Mike. "Oi'd loike to hear some o' them Marathon records the newepapys do be tellin' about."
DIDN'T NEED ANY MORE. A very subdued-looking boy of about thirteen years, with a long scratch on his nose and an air of general dejection, came to his teacher in one of the Boston public schools and handed her a note before taking his seat. The note read as follows: "Miss B- Please excuee James for not being thare yesterday. He played trooant, but I guess you don't need to lick him for it, as the boy he played trooant with an' him fell out, an' the boy licked him, an' a. man they sassed caught him an' licked him, an' the driver of a skd they hung on to licked him also. Then his pa licked him, an' I had to give ltizyi another one for sassing me for telling hie pa, so you need not lick him till next time. I guess he thinks he better keen in school h0r,a"Ü<H. T,t1Jm:nf'cntt'
SLAVERY. A certain man, fettered by his instincts, married with a certain woman, whose instincts likewise left her no alternative. But after a while they discovered what the amount of it was, and grew restive. 111 am your slave," pro- tested the woman. I do nothing but cook for you and mend your clothes." No, I'm your slave! retorted the man. "For when I have earned so much as will buy you hats and dresses I've no' time left for anything else." Just here, however, a baby came along. "Hush! You're both of you my slaves! quoth he. And in that view the man and the woman forgot their bickering, and lived happily ever after.—Puck.
S UFFRA GETTIQ UETTE. If an audience tries to howl you down, keep on talking-in other keep up. Do not try to stir an audience with honeyed words. A good, stout soup ladle laid on hard is more effective than fudge. Dress your hair simply and, above all, avoid pompadour effects lest ribald man, on seeing you. shall murmur, "Rats!" He not over-egotistical, and yet, when reason- ing with susceptible legislators, do not hesitate to use your eves. Do not place too much confidence on any man's I will." Many men's wills are not any good until after they have been probated. If a policeman attempts to arrest you, do not scratch his eyes out, but talk to him as you would talk to vour husband. That will be punishment enough. Do not waste your strength on the men. Save your beet licks fr persons of your own sex who oppose the emancipation of woman—or, as some have it, the ewomancipation of man. Remember that it is unmanly for a woman to weep whjlle 15he is in gaol. Take comfort in the thought that, while you are doing time, your husband is doing the housework. Let no false notions of good manners restrain you if you see a statesman upon the golf links, but get in the game at once. Talk to him especially while he is putting. If he is any kind of a golfer, he will promise you anything you want if you will only go away. When making speeches full of statistics, suffragettes should, not wear sheath gowns un- less they are pretty sure of their figures. —Judge.
MUSINGS OF THE GENTLE CYNIC. A run"-of luck requires considerable sprinting. Divorce is merely the correction of a Mis-take. A pessimist is a ma.n who would rather be right than be happy. Many a man suffers from acute remorse, but it seldom gets chronic. You can't always measure a man's religion by the length of his face. Neither happiness nor misery can be judged by the size of a bank account. It is astonishing to see how much patience a, man has where his own faults are concerned. A woman may use her religion as a cloak, and then kick because she can't use it as a hat. A man trying to sew on a button is-almost as distressing a sight as a woman trying to sharpen a pencil. When the Goddess of Fortune smiles on some men she seems to have made some mighty poor selections. A man can afford to be magnanimous when he knows he is right, but he hates to give in when he knows he is wrong.—Xeiu York Times.
FROM A FUTURE EDITORIAL. The overcrowding in the air around New York has recently become so acute that, unless active measures are undertaken to Solve the problem, our condition will be more serious than ever before in our historv. Only yesterday a large excursion barge containing 10,000 people was run into by a revenue air cutter, and. every person dashed to the earth. It is true tnat the loss of 10,000 is comparatively inconsiderable. Fortunately, they fell into the bay and did not have to We cremated; even so, this incident calls attention to the fact that the area about us is becoming a danger zone. We recommend that the Public Utilities Com- mission look into the matter and arrange upon a Tegular schedule. for each centre. For example, all the Morrktown people may take a notion to sleep late. They then rise iii. i, body and fly to Broadway. Thus the Washington Wall-street crowd is held back in the sky until after the opening of the Stock Exchange. This ought not to be. Every centre ought to get up on time and have the right of way be- tween certain moments. Only in this way can We have a systematic eky transportation.
A LITTLE TOO HASTY. In the scramble that followed a premature dis- charge of dynamite in a building-lot, says a writer in the New York Sun, a stout man lost a scarf-pin. After he began to search for it he noticed another man poking round in the dust and debris. He immediately grew suspicious and at last spoke. I do not wish to give offence," he said, "but I must ask you to refrain from assisting me in this search. I appreciate your willingness to help, but as a means of self-protection I long ago made it a rule never to allow strangers to assist me in a search for a lost article." H Oh, very well," said the stranger. "You have no objection to my looking on, I suppcee? He sat down on the kerbstone and watched the stout man sift dust and overturn stones. After twenty minutes of painful stooping the stout man found a scarf-pin. But it is not my pin," he said, dejectedly. No, its mine," said the other man. "I heard it strike somewhere hereabouts. That was what I set out to look for, but when I saw how anxious you were for the job I let you go ahead. Your own scarf-pin, if you want to know, is sticking to the flap of your left coat-pocket."
I RANDOM READINGS. THE FALLEN QUEEN OF THE DESERT. Two famous cities have claimed to be Queen of the Desert. Once they strove as -riv&ls ap. parently on equal terms. Palmyra was raar quished, and has become the prototype of deeolfe- tion. Damascus has made good her elaim, and stands, writes Ellsworth Huntington in Har- per's Magazine, for all that is queenly, perma- nent, and unchanging. Once, under wise Odenathus and brave Zeno- bia, Palmyra dazzled the world for a space. In the third century after Christ the city, though hitherto relatively unimportant, rose to such greatness that, to judge by its ruins; ,it must have been fully as populous as its fortunate rival and far more important and beautiful. Practi- cally all the trade between the Roman Empire and the Eastern lands of Persia and India was in its hands; and its merchants- were opulent princes, able and willing to adorn the broad streets and luxuriant gardens of. their fair city with colonnades, temples, statues, and other- works of art in a profusion well-nigh unequalled in the history of the world. Rome, and Persia contended for Palmyra's friendship; and each was willing to concede almost complete indepen- dence provided the city would be a faithful ally. So great was THE POWER OF THE DESERT CiTY that. when the ambitious prince Odenathus came to the throne in 262 A.D. he was able quickly to establish an independent kingdom extending from Egypt almost to Constantinople. On his death the government fell into the hands of Zenobia, the famous Arab queen, whose beauty made men her willing servants, and whose chastity, wisdom, and bravery won the love and respect of all her followers. lJnfortunately, the greatness of her power drew down upon her the jealous wrath of Rome; a.nd although she led her loyal Arabs in person and shared1 the dan- gers of the camp, the march, and the battle, the Roman legions were too strong fer her. She was defeated in 271 A.D., and was taken to Rome to grace the triumph of Aurelian, and then to become the wife of a Roman Senator and the mother of Roman citizens. Palmyra SUFFERED IN THE WARS of Zenobia, but was not destroyed; nor was it injured any more than other great cities have been time and again. Nevertheless, its glory rapidly declined by reason of a decrease in its trade, and it soon relapsed into the comparative insignificance which had been its lot for ages previous to the Christian era. By the time of the Mohammedan conquest it- had decayed still more; but in the Middle Ages it revived again, and is said to have contained 2,000 Jewish mer- chants. Now it has fallen to the estate of a squalid village, whose mud houses cluster almost unnoticed, among ruins which for combined splendour and desolation are unequalled. "f I don't know why they call this hotel the Palme. Do you ? I've never seen a palm anywhere near the place." You'll see them before you go. It's a pleasant little sur- prise the waiters keep for the guests on the last day of their stay."
SPIRIT MESSAGES. Can the spirits of the dead return? Can they communicate with lJ3 by means of trance-writing and trance speech? These are pertinent questions, and constitute one of the greatest riddles of the universe Mr. William Marriott, the well-known psychic expert, in Pearson's Magazine, dis- closes the results of his startling investiga- tions into the realms of Spiritualism. He turns the limelight of publicity on to the shady methods of mediums who profess to receive messages from the spirit world. With regard to written messages from the spirits, which are the most frequent of all the phenomena of Spiritualism. Mr. Marriott cleverly exposes what at first would appear to be a complete and convincing proof of a spirit hand.. Here is Mr. Marriott's accouDt of how he exploded one of the" Miracles At one seance an ordinary slate was used. It was put on the table, and on it were placed chalks of various colours. I was now requested to ask a question. I did so. Then I was asked in which colour I would like the writing to be written. I selected my colour and the other pieces were removed, and behold, the chosen piece scrawled AN ANSWER TO MY QUESTION; The answer was brief, certainly—only two words; but there it was, written under my very eyes. Surely here was a genuine mani- festation of spirit force. But once again things were not what they seemed. One of the pieces of chalk, by some mysterious agency probably my fingers found its way into my pocket. And in the quietude of my den at home the secret was laid bare. An analysis of .the morsel showed me that it was not all chalk. The morsels were com- posed of chalk, mixed-with iron filings! The slate was an ordinary one, but the table was not. It had a very thin top, and under- neath this, but, of course, hidden by the frame of the table, there was concealed a powerful magnet. The movement of this by the medium caused the piece of chalk, im- pregnated, as it was, with iron, to follow it. And THUS WAS THE WRITING ACCOMPLISHED. To make quite sure, I had another sitting. For this I went prepared with a morsel of chalk of the same colour as the one I had surreptitiously brought away and examined. This piece was, however, free from any taint of iron. We went through the same performance as before, and I chose the colour I had with me. When examining the chalks, my piece and the medium's piece got mixed up, and it was my piece that found its way on to the slate. And it was an unruly member. Nothing the medium could do would make it move, much iess write, and he was clearly nonplussed. We tried some of the other, colours, which were as obedient as could be, and finally the first piece condescended to perform its task- It did so for the simple reason that I had re- moved my piece, and replaced the one pre- pared by the medium. Should you ever come across writing done by this method, you will easily be able to iletect it by the fact that the words run one into the other. SUGGESTION IN MEDICINE. The British Medical Journal says: The differ- ence 'between a successful doctor and another who, perhaps with greater mental crifts and larger knowledge, fails to win the confidence of patients, is mainly one 01 personality. The man who impresses sufferers and their friends with belief in nimeeif will—assuming him to be honest—do far more good than he who, what- ever may be his scientific attainments, has not the power of inspiring faith; in a word, miracle of cure—except in one or two cases 111 which specific remedies are available and in the greater part of the domain of surgery-is largely wrought by suggestion. This, vague as is the connotation of the word, IS NOT QUACKERY; it ie a real and most potent influence, though it. would be difficult to define ite nature. Per- sonal magnetism, or whatever else it may bO called, is the greatest moving force in education in ordinary life, in religion, in politics, and eve» in business. The history of the human race, as far as it has been made by "heroes'" in the Carlylean sense, is not eo much philosophy teaching by example as a record of manifesta- tions of suggestion. What, then, is 6Ug tion? Simply the power of setting in act all use forces that lie hidden, and mostly unsur pected, in depths erf the average man? nature. These may be applied to healing °* disease as well as to'the gaining of victories making of revolutions. That suggestion may be open to abuse is no reason for to use it, etill lew to deny ite reaJity. The that it is eecret of the success of qa&'z. should make us all the more strenuous 10. claiming so useful force fox rational medic