A POVERTY-STRICKEN BOARD. At t;:eir last; meeting the Bolton poor-law guar- dians found themselves in an extraordinary fix, there not tiein; a penny of money to their credit in bank, an. I no apparent means of obtaining any. Meanwhile, outside the gates of the workhouse a crowd of poor persons were patiently waiting pay- ment of their weekly relief money. It appeared that the gu--irili:ui3 had spent all the money belonging to the rite- and some borrowed money as well, while th..y had taken no notice of a warning given to hem ;>- to their state of bankruptcy. Things were 1oo1,illg exce- ( ntrly awkward or th,' hoard when one of the ;.ssi t,; uit-over^eer earn.. to the re-cue with a cheque whieli enabled the guardians to meet the more iajn._ui.ue demands on th-.n.
LONDON FOGS. Mr. Slia'.v-L-^iovre, Chief Commissioner of Public Wnrlcs, >pea'dug at a meeting held at the Mansion House, Load n, unlh r the presidency of the Lord jU.i, or, s ad that tho fobs in L-nduii had became worse th:i a ver. Tto-:es, cedars, and firs had c^i-tfd t > grow. He deprecated hasty legis- la:i"n, bui thought that additional facilities Ell ul i bo given for enforcing existing Acts f"r t: consumption of smoke in manufactories. u do ne tic consumption of coal was a mcri difficult },, ,ijneu <1,1 it would not be wise to deal with such a i;iissti:>u le_-i^lati v'cjy at present. He premised to c, o,) _i %%it:i the National Health and Kyrle So- ci.-tii. (n:c' whose auspices the meeting was h-ld) a-i far as possible, the c .nsumptiou of Ipt- f,>r he;: nig purposes ia public offices in the place of c 1;1,1.
NEW COUNTY-COURT RULES. Some lie ,v county-court rules came into force on the 1st i: t., and are throughout England. By these rille", if a pLintiff allllws mure than four months to elapse a'ter the time fixed by the judgment for pay- Jiie'.it. or .fterthe last payment into court, he will not P' able to ubtain a judgment summons without spe- ci il I a\e of the regisirar of the court, which can only lie *r."i:ie.i upon proof by affidavit to the satisfaction ff tho court of the means of obeying the judgment ■which the d-fendant has or has had since the time rdii-ii the four months began to run. The name of fef^ry v.'ti:ij- who has been exandned n the heating of a jud, ii ei.t summons as to the means of the defend- fi! h;v. to b; entered by the court in the. registrar's. t. and when an order of commitment is mad; a lidtm'e has to be entered, shewing whether the com- m t"-e!:t is on account of the pa,t or of the present a LiLY «>f. tin defendant to pay. Under the first of tliVc' rul -s p'aintiff will bo uuable to issue a judg- -'jii-ii: .-u.utn uis for more than four mouths' hiatal' m.tu»s of the ':ebt.
THE PHIDIAS STATUE. All who h:1d hoped that the statue the discovery of which was lately announced by the Mayor of At'Vhs wis one of Phidias's great masterpieces are d..otne l to disappointment. It is only a copy of one 'of his wuks. 12 times smaller than the original, and is finis d<<:ribed by Dr. rlrich Kohler, director of the tJerinrm Archaeological Institute in Athens:—" The Iirwly-fov.jid statue of Athena is a. faithful copy or the Pn-'henon fig-TIre by Phidias, and stands • a, out one metre high. The god.less incli H; with her i le't h md on a shield, behind which lie, a snaho. The ti^ht at in i- supported by a pillar. The copyist n i? put in the lance nor the bas relief on the shield. The eerier .1 impre-sion is uncommonly harmo- nious; the execution of details betrays the r.i,.1 of origin to be the time of the Kmnana. The physiognomy gives an idea of the g jpi.;t of the original. The work produces the same V jnsi ressioti as a mediocre translation of some im- portant plkTn on a reader. The find is of consider- ø b I e .-cieiu i importance, as it brings us, for the first t m •. a facsimile approaching the masterpiece of P::dh^<, n-"i solves definitely several controversies on t!ie ietai!s of its appearance and composition."
ATTEMPTED MURDER AT PESTff. F'.O!d L'csth come particulars of a deliberate attempt to n:\n-. CL' I postman, who, as is customary on the coti*.ii.enr, was carrying for delivery a large sum of ini neVjS.ii t > ani"iii*' to 500 florins, besides cheques or the value of 3,UOO florins. The accused are two named William Bull, who comes from Tn.ffe d.ach in Schle-wi. the other Ludwig Otto, "hu i ai;i;,veof Piankenburg, in Saxony. They airiv.d iiith city a few nays ago, and hired a small J ooin ill a widow's house. On the morning of the crime th J :xiou.-?y awaited the arrival of the post- ii^a and >.>-re both at home when he came. Their landlady II "I gone out and when they saw the post- mni itpp'-oacing they sent the maid-servant for Soni'' 11«"T. The postman handed them a regi- ster 1 t' r, and while one of them pretended to be engage. 1 in signing the receipt the other struck the |io.stra n a violetttblow on the head with a letivy g ;:ss bottle. He afterward wounded tho I'ostma': i, h some instrument, which is believed 1 'to have > c. a dagger, and was proceeding to strangle 11 ;o v Lai t-cirlandfady arrived home. This interrup- t ■ t L r plan enabled the postman to make his f ? c. from the room, while the landlady had the J r -enC'M'f mind to shut the door upon her lodgers, vh> were soon secured by the police. The letter, Wiiich; a c i- dng to the dejlaration by the sender, Was^stated to contain 50 fhrin", was found to be empty, I ui-il iiie [-iot of the two prisoners is thought to be cleat. The posttnau has been 11 years in the service, f.nd, rdthough he has been severely wounded, it 13 t>«2*ieved that his life is not in danger. Sir I £ =« 1 d nge Griflftrd.during a discus-ion at the Car- mar hour-hue quarter sessions, proposed recommen- datioini to the Home Secretary relative to the treatment of juvenile offenders, laid sreat stress upon tile n. J "f more reformatory accommodation in the country, and moved that it be urged to establish and maintain a sufficient number of reformatories to Ovet the requirements of the juvenile criminal p--oulation. The motion was adopted. Two hundred workpeople have been thrown out of employment by a fire which destroyed the extensive Jaef factory <>f Mr. Joseph Feartield at Stapleford, Notts. The factory contained a large stock of lace goods an I c itton yarns, as well as a large number et eostlv machines, and the fire, which appears to bave oriein ted in the chimney, spread with amazing irap d-tv. The damage is e-timated at about £ 60,000, of whkh JE7,000 is covered by insurance. At the Marylebone police-court, Robert Hume, 27, s'o-kbrok er, has been brought up on remand ch trged witli the wilful murder of Annie Eliza Button, alias Annie Hai court,21, by shooting her with t revolver under circumstances already reported. Mr. Poha.d appeared to prosecute for the Treasury, by whom the case had been taken up,and,as he had only received Iii- instructions on the previous evening, he asked for an adjournment, which was granted. The Loid Chancellor has he;d a conference in his frivate room at the House of Lords with Mr. linde Palmer, Mr. Jacob Bright, Mr. Arthur Arnold, and Sir Arthur Hobhouse, on the subject of the Married Woman's Property Bill, which is shortly to be introduced into the House of Commons [ by Mr. Hinde Palmer. His lordship expressed his willingness to read the draught bill, and, if he ap- proved of it. general principles, to assist in facilitating Its passage through Parliament. Some f-erious ice accidents are reported from Scot- land. On Oohter Tyne pond, near Crief, a young man was pushing a sleigh in which a young woman j was seated, when the ice gave way. Sir Patrick Keith Murray gallantly went to the rescue, but also fell through. After much difficulty all three were landed, but the young man was still unconscious at the latestaccount.—James Robbie, 12 years of age, son or Professor Robbie, Dumfermiine, was drowned thr"ugh the giving way of ice on Townhill Loch. Saturday last was the 17th anniversary of the birth of Prince Albert Victor Christian, eldest son of their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, and grandson of her Majesty the Queen. Piince Aibert Victor was born at Frogmore, near Wind-or, on January 8, 186<1, and was baptised at Buckingham Palace on March 10 following. He be. oame a naval cadet on board H.M.S. Britannia in June, 1877, being transferred to the Bacchante in Au tust 1879, and is now serving in the latter vessel with his younger brother, Prince George of Wales. Charles Arthur Jenkins, solicitor, has been re- manded from Marlborough police-court, London, charged with obtaining by false pretences, from Ernest Wiliiam Whitehead, a cheque for the payment of the sum of £41, with intent to defraud. Jenkins had been employed b) prose cutor in an action brought against him in respect of aome bills of ale, and it was alleged that he had re- presented to Mr. Whitehead that it was necessary tliat JE41, the sum of one of the bills, should be paid trto court. The money was handed to him, and he afterwards stated that he had paid it into court, whereas lie had not done so. A singular sight may be seen at New Jersey- hatless apple trees still laden with fruit in conse- 1 quence ot the unprecedentedly large crop, which was too abundant to be gathered. The cider mills are Be overloaded with fruit that hundreds of bushels of apples lie rotting on the ground, the number of pi esves not being equal to the demand upon them. AI.pl. jack is almost as cheap as water in two small c unties more than 100,000 gallons have been dis. til ^d. Farmers in Connecticut have offered their orchards to whoever will go in and pick for five cents, a ban el; in fact, they are thankful to get the trees .Chared, as they will be weakened by this unseasonable retard. A writer in Vanity Fair says:—I have received tramintrs from Rome of such a nature that I should not be surprised to learn at any moment that the Pope has died suddenly. Ag extraordinary scene was witnessed at the Cam- bridgeware quarter sessions at the hearing of a case i wnieh. Mr. Carvesy Evans, a magistrate, prosecuted < his lata gamekeeper and a local postmaster-the < fo-mer for stealing cartridges and the latter for receiv- I ing the same knowing them to be stolen. A large 1 number of jurymen were objected to with the view 1 of preventing the case being heard by Mr. Hicks, i 3VJ P. Ultimately one of the prisoners publicly j Objected to be tried by Mr. Hicks, who refused to j retire. Mr. Cooper, a barrister, was applauded by I the jury when he expressed a hope that stipen- diaries would supersede unpaid magistrates. Both Tisouera were acquitted. j-
AFGHANISTAN. THE EVACUATION OF CANDAHAR. With regard to the expected evacution of Oand ihar, the Times' correspondent in that city telegraphs :— The road to Cabul is already blocked by snow, and if, as 'i pretlicted by the weatherwise, we are to have a long and hard v inter, Abdurrahman's troops will hardly be able to get here before the middle of April in the event of it being decided to make Can- dahtir over to him. That would bring the heats of Id ay on the army before it could get to India —not a pleasant prospect. The assumption of power by Abdurrahman would be a still more risl;y ex- periment for himself. If he can spare 3,000 or 4,000 me. 1 and a dozen guns, he would, no doubt, lie able to hold Candahar for the time, and I do not believ°, as some do, that the extension of dominion would u < aken his hold on Cabul. But it is impossible to the fact that he has no partisans here, and that Avub K.ban will have the entire Durani nation with hun in the attack he is sure to make next July at ;thela.f..t. The residt would b3 another siege-on the hug list of sieges of Canrïabar, which would probably fall if not relieved from Qu-tU or Cabul —a t t.gher job than even on the last occasion. The other candidate, Avub Kh->n, as I anticipated, impio^ed his position by the execution of the Khan Ara, and the transfer of the Candahar to him could be ell cted without friction but the objections to this course are so many and obvious that it can oniy, I fear, be looked on as pis (dlcr. In any circnm- stances, anything like a peaceful solution "f tho Afghan question after our departure is looked on by the people as hopeless. The exAVali writes to his friends that he has re- ceived most kind and honourable treatment in India, and has 5,000 rupees a month allotted for his expendi- ture. Tho Calcutta correspondent of the same paper writes :— Tolerably full details have now been received re- garding the disturbance which occurred in Calmllast October. The excitement which then prevailed ap- pears to have been chiefly due to the intrigues of tic two widows of Ameer Shete Ali, namely, the mother of Yakub Khan and the mother of Ibrahim Khan. These ladies induced the Mollah Khalif, with several other m"lbhs and the principal Momund chiefs, to visit the city, nominally to pay their re- sp- cts to Abdurrahman, but really to agitate on be- half of Yakub. Incessant street tights occurred be- tween the retainers of these visitors and the Ameer's troops. The Ameer was then absent on an amour, and hence arose the rumour of his assassination. When matters a-sumed a serious aspect he returned to the Bala Hissar, but almost at the same time the arrival of Mahomed Jan with a large follow- ing gave fresh hopes to the Yakub faction. The excitement spread beyond the city, and the tribes on the Khyber route, especially the Shinwarris and the Khu,'ianis, took advantage of it to resume their practice of plundering travellers and stopping the road. Luckily for Abdurrahman, Mahomed Jan did not de- clare for Yakub, but waited on the Ameer, who gave him a friendly reception. This had the immediate effect of quieting the disturbance. Since then Cabul has been fairly peaceful, but no one can foretell what a day may bring forth, seeing that Mahomed Jan has not yet openly sided with either party and that the attitude of the principal tribes continues uncertain. The new arrangements with the Khyber Afridis have not been favourably received by the Indian public. It is generally considered to be a mistake to trust solely to these faithless hillmen for the safety of the pass, and a still greater mistake to leave intact the fortifications erected by us at Lundi Kotal and elsewhere, but the greatest blot on the arrange- ments is that they were concluded in the absence of the representatives of the Zakka Khel and Kuki Khel sections of the tribe. These hold the entire pass from Jamrud to Lundi Kotal, and are able to defy all the other sections combined. A correspondent at Lahore writes under date of the 14th nIt. :—We hear from Cabul a report that Abdurrahman has begged our Government not to relinquish Candahar for the present, as Ayub Khan is sure to seize on it the moment we leave, and then menace Cabul with invasion. The Ameer begs that we will at least retain our hold of the capital of southern Afghanistan until his hands are sufficiently strengthened to enable him to hold his own on our departure. There can be no doubt that, troubled though his kingdom be throughout its length and breadth with intrigues, every day that passes without seeing Abdurrahman's power at Cabul weakened will help to strengthen it. There has been much opposition to his rule among the Wardaks as well as among the Momunds; but the exodus of Musa J an and family to Herat will have tended to lessen apprehension from the former tribe, while so long as we hold Ali Musjid and Lundi Kotal the latter tribe will be sufficiently kept in check by the knowledge that in a few hours we could despatch a column to Dakka, exactly opposite, on the Cabul river, to their headquarters, Lalpura; Again, when we evacuate the Khyber, as it seems now decided we are to do, the Ameer may continue his hold on the same turbulent race by establishing garrisons at Jeltalabad and Dakka. With regard to the aban- donment of the Khyber, it appears that this event only awaits the completion of our understanding with the local tribes, and that arrangements are being made with these for holding the pass in our interest against all comers. This is to be an extension of the arrangement which worked so well under the agreement of Major Hastings with the Afridis when the second campaign was undertaken. The Khyder was then, and indeed until the termination of the war, the safest bit of road between Peshawur and Cabul. In return for a subsidy the Maliks are to guard the road, and to give us timely warning of any hostile movement on the part of outside clans. They will also be encouraged to keep the road in a good state of repair. Jamrud will probably be our outpost, instead of, as in former days, Peshawur. It is to be hoped the railway will soon be opened up to the former place whilst the garrison of the latter extremely unhealthy station need not be in- creased, as reinforcements could speedily be brought up in case of need from Rawul Pindi and Meanmeer.
AFFAIRS OF TURKEY. Further correspondence respecting the affairs of Turkey has just been issued. The despatches, which are 154 in number, range in date from April 26, 1880, to November 19, 1880. The coirespondence opens with a communication from the Turkish Government complaining of the persecutions practised on the Mussulman inhabitants of Bulgaria, and despatches from our Consul-General in that principality shew that those complaints are well founded. On the other hand, her Majesty's Consul at Prizrend draws a deplorable picture of the enormities com- mitted by Mussulmans on the Christians of Northern Albania. The blue-book also contains a very valu- able report on Eastern Roumelia by Colonel Wilson, our Consul-General in Anatolia. Generally speaking, Colonel Wilson says that the state of Eastern Roumelia was much better than he had expected to find it. He declares that he was much struck by the contrast between this self-governed pro- vince and the adjoining vilayet of Adrianople, so far as regards material prosperity. Substantial pro- gress, he says, has been made in the former, and it is only necessary to compare the Roumelia of to-day with the Roumelia of a year previous "to see how great the advance has been." Serious crimes are now rare, and over the greater portion of the country people of all nationalities are able to move about with perfect freedom. Any attempt, however, on the part of the Sultan to carry out his ritrht to occupy the Balkans would, Colonel Wilson states, be energetically resisted. In conclusion he says:—"I would beg to re- mark that the Bulgarians, on the whole, pro- duced a very favourable impression upon me. I believe that they have considerable capacity for self-government, and that in a few years great ad- vances will have been made, but if they wish to win the sympathy of Europe they must make more vigor- ous efforts to check evils which many of them ac- knowledge to exist, and remember that though ma- jorities may have their rights they have also their duties to perform towards the minorities."
Referring to the late disastrous collision between the Leon steamer and the Harelda (Spanish steamer), a further telegram has been received from Lisbon stat- ing that the crew of the Harelda (s.) had been landed at Cascaes, and that three men (names unknown) had been picked up by a passing yacht. A contemporary understands that it is the intention of the Government at the earliest possible period to rein introduce to the consideration of the House Lord Selborne's bill, known by the short title of "a Bill to improve the law of conveyancing and of real property," sent down to the House of Commons in June last. This will be the first step in the treat* ment of the English Land Question. Before the Wandsworth police-court, London, Charles Hopkins, coachmaker, has been charged with deserting his wife and children. He said he could not live with her on account of her violent temper, and urged that he was not liable for her support, as she was not legally his wife, he having married his de- ceased wife's sister. A remand was granted to allow of this fact being proved. Two men have been seriously injured by the sudden fall of a long wall, 60 feet high, forming the end of the new Public Hall at Devonport, the roof of which is now being raised. Part of an adjoining chapel and several shops were crushed, and for some hours it was feared many lives had been lost, but this fortu- nately proved not to be the case. Nine gipsies have been charged at the West Kent quarter sessions, Maidstone, with rioting at Horsmon- den in September last. The prisoners sought to assault some Irish hoppickers, attacked the house where they had taken refuge, and injured a police constable and another man who tried to quell the disturbance. Seven were convicted of rioting, and one of them als < of assault. The latter was sentenced to a years' hitid labour, three had four months' and two three months' imprisonment.
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Photo, Seven Stamps. Second Prize, A Handsome AMERIOAN OECfAH. Third Prize, A Handsome WALNUT HABMOHIUM. And in addition to the above, Thousands of otll "r Prizes will be given, induiing Pictures, Musical Boxes, Cornet'. Saxhorns, Violins, Flutes, Concertinas, Accordions, Melodious, Clarionets, Pianoforte Stools, Yioiencellos, Music, iiooks and other valuable Prizes too nun enns to mention. POST FESS 2s. 6(1. HALT-A-CEOWN LOT S,pest free 2/9 each. Purchasers of any of the following Lots will receive ONE Prize Voucher, entitling owner to a chance of winning one of the above Prizes. 2f). 9(1. LOTA.—Large Photograph of the four Pictures as follows 1 (i) "The little Chess.Ptayers." (2) '• The Little Stranger," (3) The Bridge." (4) "A Castle on the Motallo," fed th^ Co.'s New List of Musical Instrumenta, 200 pages, Handsomely Bound, with Illuminated Calendar. Everybody should possess this List, as it:is the best ever published. LOT A.B.-A. beautiful oleograph, printed in Sixteen ookfiM, entitled "Yom Health," size 20 by 16 inches. LOT AC.—A very hansdome oleograph, in twenty eoloars, entitled If The Favourite Dove," eiae 20 by 15 inches, LOT AD.—A companion picture to the above entitled The Pet Goat." LOT AE.-A charming Sea-scene, entitled n OlfYarmouth," size 20 by 12 føaly. LOT AF.—A companion pioture to the above, entitled The Welsh Coast." 7- TWO Prize vouchers with TWO Lots, THREE with THREE Lots, and so on. Seven Prize Vouchers pr.-se'ited with the Six Lots, which will be sent CAftltlAGB PAID, to any iddresa for Fifteen Shillings and Sixpence (15/6.) Any Reader not wWUKS Jo cut this Paper, may send orner per letter, merely adding rt fl.S pel" PoKTY- PKIDD DISTRICT IIKTALD." (2) Post Office Orders to Le made payable to the Secretary and Manager, Edward A. Powell, Esq., at the Hexham Post Office. '-a -t: J.t> .LJ.À J- '1 Please Sk'&ply me with for which I en- close P.O.O.value r. Df Stamps value Name Address i 1 ate 1?80. The Drawing For Pr:%es will take place publicly, and the Names aud Addi^e^ of th& principal Prize Winners will be published with the List of Winning Numbers, which wilibe forwarded gratis to 8ubsribers. The following Letters are selected from a hirge number received fron, Prize Winners in previous Distributions. PIAXOFOKTE. The Crescnt, FloroiH'f, Loudon, Starts., Jfay 7tli, 1S80. Genti.EMEX,—It affords me pleasure t" inform you ti.iit tin; "Multnm-in-Parve" Piano I ^ceive( aa a prize from your drawing of Jan., ISSi), give* great satisfaction. It is liumisoiiic i:i .mpeaniure, and an exccfyent t^ned one and Is pro- nounceli by a professional gentlemau a very jfuuU iustraui. nt, an.! tjnite worth its soiling price. Yours ti uly, W. J. (jGODWIN. PIANOFORTE. Main Street, liulwell, July 10th, 1879. GtNTi.rtiEK,—The "MnHnm-ln-Pavvo" piano 1 received from you is a prize nearly a year ago e*nttnnes to give every ■alSafaetion. I liave had i*examined l>y a dealer in musical instruments, and !>>' Jo'1'' linnisls, and they iul pronounce it a beautiful instrument, and would lip very cheap at your ai i'.price (-0 Uuiu*^s). Yours truly, JOHN W. TI: T'IANOFORTL Sheai'l., i. 1 i.is Lane, Heekmon. GENTLEMEN,— It atlords lul- pleasure to inionn you that the piano 10vr.c.. Iroj, you AG a pnze from th drawing of March, 1S78, is very good in appearance the tone is also very goou; au so lar it e.x,.eods ny expectations. JAMES LISTER. AMERICAN ORGAN. 15, St. CHthbert Street, Kirkcudbright, 7th Hay, 1880. Dear Sir.-I beg leave to say that I received the Prize American Organ safe. Yours trnly, J. C. MACKENZIE. HARMONIUM. Farm Cottage, Wnltham Grove, West Hrouipton, London. S.W. Gentlemen,-I lam greatly pleased with the Six-Guinea Harmonium which I was fortunate enough to win in your last Distribution of Musical Instruments. It has a wo:idtrfui)y rich, full tone, and fine compass for its size. They will prove a boon to those whose means will not allow an expensive one, but desire to have an instrument that will bring forth "swoet lIUlluds," acd will prove an attraction to the furniture of any room. Wishing yon everv success II. H. GRIFFIN, Bicycling Editor of The Bazaar and Exchange anj JJfari. HARMONIUM. 167, Windmill Stieet, Gravesend, January 14tb, 1880. Dear Sfrg.—Having thoroughly tried tiie Harmonium which I was successful in winning in your Distribution of Musical Instruments, I beg to tender you my best thanks for sending me such a good One. Several frieDda have tried it, and pronounce it worth far more than your Prize Ticket named, .10 Quineas.—Yon are at liberty to publish this should you require it, with full name and address. I am Sirs, yours, &0., f. S. WRIGHT. HARMONIUM. Scarborough House. Elv Road, Canton. Cardiff, Apm 16th. 1880. GeatIemea.-I have received Prize Harmonium in good condition. I have had it tried by some frieub who maderstand them, and they say it is a good one, in fact it gives every satisfaction. (Miss) P. 1). RLCFCHBDSON. HARMONIUM. Bawdeswell, East foereham, Norfolk. Gentlemen.—You will be phased to hear that the Prize Harmonium (exchanged for American Organ won) was delivered to me yesterday. I have been trying it, and must say YOn are able to turn out an instrument fit to competo with those of any other firm. Appearance, tol,e and touch are admirable. It is admired by all who -ea it. JOHN It. HERRING, Certificated Teacher. HARMONIUM. 9, Waverley Terrce, Villa Place, Hessle Road, HuU. Mrs. Martin begs to acknowledge receipt of Harmonium (exchanged for American Organ won) whieh is a splendid instrument in every respect, and if, instead of being a prize, ahe bad paid fall catalogs* price for it, would consider it well worth the money. HARMONIUM. Low Moor Station, near Bradfhfd, Yorka. Gentleman.-I have to inform yon that I received Prizo Harmonium all safe and in good condition. I have had it tried by some parties who nnderst^i.d tbe:n, and they state it ia a good One, and give it a 9W1 good oharacter-in fact it gives every satisfaction. CHARLES HOLT. HAT;, MON I UM. miM 8. A. Watson, in acknowledging receipt (If! larmoninm, mnse say it exceeds her expectations | Md she has had it tested by friends who are fully compel cut to judge, and they pronounce it anea- SeUmb Instrument and rich in tone. She is pet iuody a^ti.-liud and delighted with it. HARMONIUM. White Lion Bate!, Bath. CMaNMMB.—I have pleasure in informing you that the Prize Harmonium rcceiv<d from you last Math is a very good one both in tone and appearance, and is one with which I am vtry much pleased. (Miss) F. FENNEB. (Miss) F. FBNNEB. IIDRWG—THE MUSICAL HTST?/JM3TTT CLUB COMPANY. BEAHMTNTT GRONNFFP MZMM QN-TYN& GEORGE'S COUGH BALSAM FOR the cure of Coughs, Colds, Asthma, .1' Hoarseness, Wheezing, Influenza, Spitting of blood, Consumption, Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, Difficulty of JJreathing, aud all af?ec!i.>as of the Chest and Lungs. EXTRAORDINARY CURE OF A corCll OF SIX YEARS' STANDING, declared before a Commissioner to Administer Qaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature, England. I, HENRY SMITH GRAMMAGE, of 116 and 117, Wi^emarslistreet, in the city of II. eford, Jontractor and Decorator, do solemnly and sincerely fleelf.re as follows :— 1. About eight years ago I had a severe attack of hcumatio fever, from which, when I had recovered, I had a bad cough, and the medical man who at- :enc!ed me, add who is one of the Visitirg Surgeons to the Hereford Infirmary, me that I could never be thoroughly cured of it. 2. From that time until about two years ago I bavesuffered more or leua from the same cough vhich at times was worse than at others. I sspecially was affected by it in the mornings when [ got up, and when sometimes I coughed until I was almost suffocated, aid I thought I should be stifled. 3. During those years I consulted several medical men, from following whose advice I obtained no relief, and I have taken various patent medicines with the same result, and I had given up all hope of alleviating the cough. 4. About two years ago 1 was recommended by a. friend to buy a bottle of George's Cough Balsam, and althought I had no faith in its proving efficacious, I gave way to my friend's importunities and purchased a bottle. 5. From the first bottle of George's Cougl Balsam I took I felt greatly relieved, and I bought R mother bottle, which I took, and which effectually cured my cough, and sinoe that time I have had no return of the cough. 6. If I find I have taken cold I take a dose of theBalsam as a preventative, and 1 am now, and have been since I took George's Cough Balsam, as free from cough as ever was in my life. And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of an Act made and passed in the fifth and sixth years of the reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled An Act to repeal an Act of the present Session of Parliament, intituled an Act for the more effectual abolition of Oaths and Affir- mations taken and made in various departments of :he State, and to snbst'itute declarations in lieu hereof, and for the more entire suppression of volifttary and extra-judical Oaths and Affirmations, and to make other provisions for the abclit'or <;f unnecessary Oaths." Taken and declared at 16, Bedford Row, in the CoTUy of Middlesex, this lith day. of October, 1880, before me, C. LOCKE MULES, a Commissioner to administer Oaths in the imreineJ2_ouxt of Judfcsature. HENBJ SMITH GRAMMAGE. Mr EFa.. George,—Dear be good enongh to torward me another gross of your" Cough Balsam." the sale of which is rapjidly increasing in this district. Indeed, I have never known any Cough Medicine that has so quickly obtained so great a Mie, and given such universal satisfaction. — I am, oeiir sir, yours faithfully, PHILIP RALPH, High Town, Hereford, August 27, 1878. Dear Sir, — Your Balsam should be made extensively known, for as,a remedy for a cold it ia [ believe, unrivalled.—Yours, &c., "MORIEN," Western Mail Office, Pontypridd, August 30, 1878. CAUTION.—The Public are particularly requested to observe that the worNa Georgft Cough Balsam" are stamped on each Bottle; nOM lenuine without. <i'i The COUGH BALSAM will be found peculiarly lerviceable for RELIEVING ALLT PAINS, from (vhalever cause arising such as Tooth-Mite, Ear- icKet^pin in the Chest or Bowels, Diarrhoea, erc., tc., Soláia bottles, at Is lid and 2s 9d each, by most Chejnists and Patent Medicine Vendors in the world. WHOLESALE — London Barclay, Sutton, Banger; Edwards & Son! Hovendon & Co., Liver- Bipbl ;kEvans, JSons & Co.; Raimes; York: Raimes Edinburgh Raimes, Blanchard & Co.; Brir tol: J. k. Roper & Co.; Pearce & Co. j Cardiff Kernick & Bon. Or from the Sole Proprietor, [ B. A. Gfloryp. MpdtcaLl HaU, Pentre,. PontTcnrIdd- BRADBURY'S PIIOS. 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Dn. AsHHURToN THOMPSON says, IT acts as a stimulant to the brain, fits it for unusual exertion. ind so obviates physical and mental exhaustion or depression from over work." DK. WEGNF.H says, "It has a most marked effect in increasing the solid tissue of the growing bone." DR. PEREIRA says, It acts as a stimulant t" the nervous, muscular, and secreting organs, excites the mental faculties, and promotes t'f- secretions." DK. NFLUGAN says, It improves file nerve lone and repairs the nerve tissue, counteracting thy evil of undue indulgeucies." ME. WILLIAMS, ¡\ew Chester-road. Rock Ferry. —You- Blood Tonic is a valuable tonic. IIi", daughter suffered from extreme weakness many years, so much so that she fainted at times f:wn slight causes. Since taking your Tonic she ims improved in health and strength wonderfully, aud now appears in good health and quite strong. I take a dose myself every morning before going to business with very good results, bracing up the nervous system and imparting a feeling of buoyancy. Observe Trade Mark—Health dispersing Disease —without which nonets genuine. In Bottles 2s 3d and 4s 6d each. Carriage paid to any address. BRADBURYS SHEEP DIPPING POWDER. Now used extensively upon Estates and Model Farms of HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN, Duke of Sutherland. Duke of Buccleuch, Lo. Ashton, Lord Clancarty, Lord Clonbrock, Sy. Watkin W. Wynn, Duke of Westminster, &c., &c. Sold only in Packets, One Shilling each for 25 Sheep. CAUTION.—See that you .obtain BRADBURY'S Dipping Powder. Complaints have been mad< to us of persons selling Dip marked at Is. 4d. for less than Is. to compete with our authorised Agents BEST SHEEP DIP IN THE WORLD. Judges Report, Ballinasloe. Great October Fair, 1877. We hereby certify that we have examined the many lots of Sheep entered in competition for the valuable Prizes offered for the best and cleanest lot of Sheep exhibited for actual sale at the above Fair. To come to a conclusion, owing to the large number of entries, has been a matter of some difficulty, we have, however, after the most careful examination, placed 150 three year old wethers, exhibited for sale by JostpH HARDY, Esq., J.P., Dartfield, in the first place. These we find were dipped with BHADBUET'S DIPPING POWDBR, and entitled to the prize offered; we have further to record our testimony of the very excellent manner in which the stock belonging to the above-named gentleman has been brought out on this occasion. We have also to record onr utmost satisfaction with the cleanliness and general good order in which the stock belonging to J. CONNER, Esq., Cartroon, and M. DOYLE, Esq., Armagh, were exhibited. We have, in conclusion, to add that we have had the strongest evidence before us to-day if the efficacy and superiority of BRADBURY'S 8Hzzr DIPPING POWDEK, and consider it invaluable to Sheep Owner* in general, for the sheep we examined dipped with this article were very clean, in fine condition, and cold well. SIUN*D.—JAMES MARTIN, 1- SOMERSET VILLA, BALLINASLOE, ( G. MURRAY, 7JUD8M I. POPLAR HALL, CO., KXLDAKI. J 4m"' — ji pp. w smr- STRENGTH TO8IHE WEAK. The attention of the feeble, and those in failing health, is particularly called to one of the greatest i discoveries of modern times, known as LIEjIft'S CHEMICAL FOOD. Oil VV'INL-: OF PHOSPHATES, A Nutritious and Invigorating Essence, highly recommended by the most eminent of the Medical Profession for the Cure of Nervous Head aud Mind Complaints, Coughs, Asthma and Incipient Con. sumptien, Nervousness, Weakness and Ex:iustion, Dimness of Sight, Shortness of breath, Headache, Depression, palpitation of the Heart, Drowsiness, Indigestion, Singing noises in the Head and Ears, Trembling, Loss of Memory, Wane of Appetite, Neuralgia, Pains and Aches, Wasting Diseases* Loss of Energy, Impaired Nutrition, Inactivity of bhe Brain, with dulnoss of perception and delusions and all other low states of the system indicating the presence of disease, which if not attended to in time may become serious. Testimonial from Sir CHARLES LOCOCK, Physician to the Queen "I have for some years recommended LIEBIG'S "CHEMtCAL FOOD in cases of general ill- "health with the most beneficial results. I find it to be a very pure preparation, containing amongst other things free and unoxydized Phosphorus highly diffused, and when per- severed with has always seemed to give fresh "life to the languid and exhausted, and health, strength, and energy. By its use the dull, the sluggish, the lazy and languid arise in the morning well and refreshed, with an appetite "for food, and fit for study, society or business. H CHARLES LOCOCK, M.D." LIEBIG'S CHEMICAL FOOD Is the true strength-giver and health-restorer, nourishing both body and brain, supplying men- tal and physical power, and nerve and ln-ain foo L It is not all like medicine, being entirely different to anything ever before introduced to the public, and tastes like some balmy, fragrant, and deli- cious nectar. LIEBIG'S CHEMICAL FOOD it rliu Purifies and enriches the blood, thereby rendering the skin clear and transparent, sharpens the intellect, strengthens the constitution, re-esta- blishes the hearth, thoroughly re-vitalises the eystem, and is the one unfailing remedy for de- bility from whatever cause arising. LIEBIG'S CHEMICAL FOOD Will also be found highly beneficial in a disease of the Heart, Chest, Liver, Lungs, Kidneys, Sto- mach, and Bowels, and there is scarcely a disease but what will be benefited by it, and in all probability cured. While all other preparations of Phosphorus arc tlow and uncertain in their action, taking days and sometimes weeks to produce an effect, this CHEMICAL FOOD (Wine of Phosphates) acts at once and gives strength in one hour, and has been known to restore health in less than a weei;, -ven after the failure of the usual remedies. This remarkable preparation not only contains all the materials necessary for the foundation of a new constitution and for preventing or curing disease, but also evolves everything required for Arming rich, pure, and healthy blood, muscle, flesh tone, brain, &c., and contains the very element* < £ LIFE. This wine is perfectly fiee from alcohol, anl .'estorcs 'o the system whatever it requires, th(' absence of which often onuses debility. Thi "Secretions are all brought to their natural healthj sonditicn, and physical decay arrested. This vine is as certain in its action as that watei quenches thirst and its henefits are lasting. OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. Far superior to beef-tea, port wine, and all cnic medicines.Lancet. A medicine alike suited to young and old. that 'annot harm the most delicate, and very streng- thening."—Practitioner. Nervous Debility, caused by the constitution laving been injured in early life, can be cured by jhis remedy if taken judiciously."—iJedical Times. The nearest approach to a cure for con- sumption that b's yet been discoverwi "—British Medical Journal.. « Particularly adapted to the female tysjlem." -Neto York Journal of Ifedicine aitli. Surgery. Seems to be a specific for every form of weak- ness and cures most diseases."—. ■v.llin Meaical Press. "A mild remedy of universal application, pud a good family medicine." -Monthly Journal of Pharmacy. 11 Lays the foundation of health in the young, And soon builds up a strong constitution." Bruitt's Surgeons' Vade-Mecum. Will save ten times its cost in doctors' bills. American Pharmaceutical Journal. It is one of the few preparations that can be depended, upon, and must, in course of time, en- tirely supersede quinine, iron, cod liver oil, tonics, bitters, ana the thousand and one fashionable, dear, and doubtful remedies.Chemist.). Druyjist Sold in Bottles, at 2s 9d., 4s Gd., and lIs., and also in 33s. and 95 Cases. Any Chemist not having it in Stock will procure it x to order; and there is a wieat saving in buying the iarger sizes. To prevent confusion when you ask for LIEBIG'S CHEMICAL FOOD see that you get it, as our Agents sell all our Nutritives and Preparations which are numerous. Remember that LIEBIG'S CHEMICAL FOOD ia a saedicine sold in bottles and bearing the Govern- ment Stai^p. Loncon Agent?: Barclay and Sons. 9t, Far- ringdon Street; Edwards and Sons, 157. Queen Victoria Street; Newbery and Sons, 37, Newgate Street; Millard and Sons, 40 Charterhouse Square Sanger and Sons, 150 and 252, Oxford Street; Rovenden and Sons, 5, Great Marlborough Street, W., and 03 and 95, City Road; Sutton and Co., 10" Bow Churchyard; Butler and Crispe, 4, Cheapside; Maw, Son, and Thompson, 7 to 12, Aidersgate Street; Lynch and Co., 17lA and 171n, Aldersgate Street; William Mather, Farringdon Road; and J. C. Thompson, 121, New North Road. ORDER OF ANY CHEMIST. LIEBIG & CO., WANDSWORTH ROAD, LONDON. S W Chemists are cautioned against making or offering for sale preparations and calling them "Chemical Food," as it was decided in the case of Liebig v Scully, that we were the originators of the name and had the sole right to use it, and all persona Belliog other articles by this name not only render themselves liable to an action for damages but &!sc to Chancerv prnf-eediTxy*. www VOBX IT 9B. BIVBT IKITB IKIOBTAIf To maw. Mady, by Powt in Envelope, 2 stamps, free t& any part of the World. DISEASES PECULIAR TO KEN: CONSTITUTIONAL OR ACQUIEEDt THEIR CAUSE, CONSEQUENCES AND CURB. It is THE BOOK OF POSITIVE REMEDIES for the cure of every form of DISIASB PECTCLIA* m KEN. ALL DISEASES of the Urinary Organs, for which Mercury and other Pernioious Drugs upw employed by English physicians, to the ruin of the Invalid's health, are now Cured by DR. SMITIP8, POSITIVE MEDICINES. Thousands of Cases have been Cured by his Positive Remedies when the doctors bad given the case up as incurable. COUNTRY INVALIDS, by the aid of this book, may understand the TREATMENT. NO CONSULTS. TION FEES. NO PERSONAL VISITS. Should be sent for by men of all ages, and Mtt by them with thoughtful care. DR. HENRY SMITH. 8. Burton Oreaoent. London, W.C. iwO ■■ ■ BIRDS AND ANIMALS PRESERVED » SCIENTIFICALLY. a lninaals' Skins, and Fare Dressed. Sags LiMf and made up. Hand and Fire Sereens, Sus^ BY J. CORDING, NATURALIST, 42 (late 10), ROYAL ARCADE, CARDIFF. CHMS Shades, aU siaee, for Clocks, Statuette* 4q» Printed and published by B. Davies, Mill Street, Pontypridd, in the county of SATURDAY, Jan., 22,1881.