NOTES ON PASSING EVENTS. THE ALBION COLLIERY DISPUTE. The workmen employed at the Albion Col- liery came out on strike on Monday, thus bringing to a decisive issue the dispute as to the identity of the seam of coal worked. The dispute originated some three months ago, when the men asserted the belief that the seam worked was six feet, and not four feet as alleged by the management, and for which they were paid. In order to decide this point the dispute was referred to Messrs Beith and Foster Brown. The latter, however, declined to act, and Mr Beith is understood tD be of opinion that the seam was 6ft. The miners' district requested Mr Galloway, Cardiff, to act instead of Mr Foster Brown, but mean- while the men gave a month's notice, which expired on Monday. A mass meeting was held on Friday, when it was decided that unless Mr Galloway's decision be received, work should be suspended on Monday. This has now been carried out. It is rumoured that Mr Galloway's decision has been received, and is in favour of the employer's contention that the seam is identical with that known as the Aberdare Four-feet. -0- TUB TIMBERING QUESTION. A strike which threatened to assume most alarming proportions has thie week disturbed the Rhondda Valley, and disappeared like a phantom of the night. The management made a deduction at the Ton Colliery of the Ocean Company on Saturday on account of the lessened labour of the workmen in regard to timbering since the new Miaes Act has come into force. The men objected, struck work, waited upon Mr Jenkins, Kstradfechan, and at the end of the second day obtained the concession they asked. A dispute which would probably have spread to other eollieries has thus been averted. -0-- COMPENSATION TO PUBLICANS. This has been the leading topic in Pontypridd during the week. Mr Lenox's remarks at Monday night's meeting of Con- servatives and the decisions of the Judges in London on the same day, have been pretty freely canvassed, and, as we report ia another column the view expressed by Mr Lenox, we will here quote Mr Justice Field's remarks on the case of Sharp v. Wakefield, which was a licensing appeal. The facts were that at the general annual licensing meeting in September last William Ridding applied to the Westmoreland Justices for the renewal of the licence of the Low Bridge Inn, Kentmere, and the application was re- fused. Against this decision there was an appeal to Kendal, and it was contended that the justices were not entitled upon the ap- plication for the renewal of the license of a bouse against which there was no complaint to enquire into the question of the wants of the neighbourhood, and to refuse the re- newal upon the ground that the house;was removed from the police super- vision, and that the necessities of the neigh- bourhood did not require the licence to be coutinued. The court of quarter sessions, however, upheld the decision of the justices below and from the decision at quarter sessions that matter cime before their lord- ships by way of further appeal. I --0- MR JUSTICE FIELD AND MR JUSTICE WILLS. Now, let us come to the word- and to the testimony. Mr Justice Field, in giving judgment, s*id that the question turned upon the construction to be put. upon the Act of 1828. He had always understood that the justices had a very large and wide discretion, and he was surprised to hear it said that this opinion was absolutely wrong, because modern legislation had altogether altered that law, and therefore the with- holding this licence was not within the competence of the justices. It, was said that the Act ot 182S limited the discretion of the justices to this To consider whether the applicant for the licence was a proper person and the premises were also proper for the purpose. Section 9, however, said that they should have full power to decide touching the granting, withholding, or transferring of any licence and also to de- cide npon the fitness of the person. He said that he saw no reason, either npon the old that he saw no reason, either npon the old statutes or the ne statutes, or upon the old cases or the new ca.ses, to throw the smallest doubt upon the proposition that in granting a licence, whether a new one or one by way of removal, the justices had absolute dis- cretion, that was, power unfettered so far as the discretion was concerned, and whilst the power was not exercised corruptly or arbit- rarily. He thought, therefore, that it was competent for the justices below and for the justices at quarter sessions to withhold this licence in the way that they had done.—-Mr Justice Wills concurred, and the appeal was dismissed with costs.
LOCAL 4 DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE PONTYPRIDD. MANAGER'S CERTIFICATE.—MR Robert Davies, L in Cottage, has succeeded in obtaining a colliery manager's certificate. He obtained his tnition under Mr Davies, Lan Colliery. LLANWONNO SCHOOL BOARD.-The monthly meet- ing of this Board was held on Wednesday, at the I Vest,ry Hull, Pontypridd, when there were present: Air J. W. Jonps (in the chair); Mr Idria Williams (in the vice-chair), Rev. B. Lloyd, Colonel Grey Messrs H. Abraham, W. W. Phillips, LI. Llewelyn! and R. M»thias.—The Clerk (Mr S. Shipton) read a letter from the Education Department statin^ shut tfce number of members of the Board would '):- increased from nine to eleven at the next trien- nial election.—Mr H. Abraham brought forward complaints of teachers beating children and keep- ing them in after time; the Board strongly depre- ciated such things.—A vote of condolence with the family of Mr Relfe, Llanfabon, was passed.—In regard to the election of a gentleman to fill the 7acant Mat, Mr Mathias, replying, to a question, said some to whom he had sunken suggested that the seat need not be filled until the proper elec- tion time.-The Chairman said Llanfabun had a most useful and faithful representative In Mr Mathias, and it would be as well, pel ha pl", not to fill the vacant seat.-This was agreed to.— Mr W. W. Phillips gave notice that at the next meeting he would move that a cew infants school be erected at Hopkinstown, for the children of that neigh-* bourhood and Pantygraipwen and Troedrhiwtrwyn WANIED a Boy over 13 years of age, as appren- tice to the Printing trade. Apply at the Office of this Paper. TREFOREST. ENTERTAINMENT.—On Wednesday e/ening an entertainment was given at the Board Schools, Treforest, in aid of Oalvary Baptist Temperance Society. The chair was occupied by thB Rev. W. Parry. There was a crowded audience aud the programme, which we will publish next waek, was gone through in a creditable manner. Have you tried HARRIS' NOTED TEA, at 2s PER POUND ? Try a sample quarter pound, 6d, and you will always use it.-HARRIS, grocer, Taff Street, Pont- ypridd. YNYSYBWL. NEW STATUS.—The contractors (ATepsrs Logan and Hemingway) ate now engaged in driving a tunnel to divert the river in connection with the erection of the now ttitic-n, wbion will be situated opposite the Windsor Hotel, at Clivetown. The contract for the work is understood to terminate in eight moiiths. BUTTER I BUTTER BUTTER Best Canadian I Batter, lOd per lb.; Finest Irish ditto, Is r- Choicest, from best dairies, Is 2d Margarine (selected), 6d and Sd per lb.—HARRIS, Taff Street, Pontypridd. FORTH. LECTCRB. —On Tuesday evening an interesting lecture was dtlivered on "Pwy yw y dewr," by Miss Rees ( ranogweo), at Bethlehem Methodist Chapel. The ch-ur was occupied by Mr T. Griffiths, mana- gerof Cyinmer Collieries. The atteodanoe was large, and Miss Itees' reaaarks received the warm- est approval. TKMPBKAXCG DKKKNCK LEAGUE.—The quarterly meeting of the council representing the various locitlities of the Rhondda Valleys and Pontypridd was held at Porth on Thursday, Mr Idris Williams, Brynglas, piesidiug. Strongly, wot ded protests agniasc the compensation clauses of the Lqoal Government Bill were ordered to be forwarded to Mr Gladstone and Mr Ritchie, and to the local members of Parliament. With reference to action lately taken by the Mid-Rhoudda Gospel Tempe- rance Union, a resolution was adopted congratu- lating the uuion on th*i ralaable services rendered by them to the public iu assistiag the authorities in their locality to bring the offenders against the Sunday Closing let to justice. One Penny Packet of EDWARDS' DESSICATED SOUP will make a basinful, which for flavour is unequalled.—Agent, HARRIS, grocer, Taff Street, Pont- ypridd. TAFP'S WELL. BOARD SCHOOLS.—An excellent concert was held at the above place on Wednesday evening. The Tabor, Gland wr, and Church Glee Parties, rendered valuable aid. The following artistes also took part, and were loudly applauded. Voeal: Misses (Josslett and DavicS, Messrs D. Howells' (Gwyn Alaw), ajttd Mr Petty; Instrumental: Mr Aueurin Jenkins, R.A.M., (Harpist), Master Eat-m Frost (Violinist), Miss A. Morgan, Yew tlouse, (Pianist), Mr Eli Jenkins pre- sided. Harris, 75, Taff Street, Pontypridd, is agent for Harris' (of Calne) noted SMOKED WILTSHIRE BACON; also WILKINSON'S NOTED CAM. BRIDGE SAUSAGES. í.=
?J- PUBLIC NOTICES SPHIJNG AJND SUMMER NOVELTIES, 1888. JOHN EVANS & COMPANY, 93, TA.FF STREET, Beg respectfully to acnounce that they are now showing A CHOICE SELECTION OF THE NEWEST & MOST FASHIONABLE GOODS IN °.. FREHCH JLJST3D ZEItT3-ZL.ISIE3: ^ZIXi±jlis"iE3K,Y, BONNETS AND HATS, FLOWERS, FEATHERS, ORNAMENTS, ETC. THE LATV ST PRODUCTIONS IN "V/Ci ?tk!W! MANTLES, JACKETS, YiSiTES, JERSEYS, ETC. LADIES' TAILOR BADE'JACKETS AND COATS. The Newest Designs in Dress Materials for Spring and Summer Wear. SILKS, SATEENS, VELVETS, LUSHES, VELVETEENS, ETC. LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S OUTFITS. f\iJ « Ribbons, Laces, Sunshades, Umbrellas, Gloves, Hosiery, &e. Lace Curtains, Crettonnes, Carpets, and Linoleums. J. E. & 'CO. RYtJil themselves of this opportunity to thank you for past favours, and solicit a continuance of your esteemed commands and kind recommendation. EGLWiSILAN SCHOOL BOARD. ANTED a CLERK OF TKIE WORKS for WANTED a CLERK OF THE WORKS for the YY New Board Soboola and Master's Residence at Cilfynydd, the person appointed to dcvota all hit time to the work. Salary, J62 per week. Applicatiolop, with Testimonials, to be sent to me on or before the 8th day of May iDstant. THOMAS THOMAS, Clerk to the Board. Ty'uvwern, Pontypridd, 1st May, 1888. TREDEGAR CHAMBER OF TRADE ATHLETIC SPORTS. WHIT MONDAY. The following events will be comp ted for :— ] 20 YARDS < PKK HANDICAP.—First Prize, £ 4 4.-?.; 2ad do., £ Is.; 3rd do., 10,6. Entrance Fee, 1/6. 440 YARDS OPEN HANDICAP.—First Prize, £3 39.; 2nd do., £ 1 la.; 3rd do,, 10/6. Entrance Fee, 1/6. 250 YARDS HU&ULK RACIC, (Eight Flights of Hurdles).—First Prize, jM 3* 2ad do., £1 lA. Entrance Fee, 11. ONE MILE HANDICAP (np,"I) -First Priz*. £44; 2nd do., £ 1 Is; 3rd do. 10,6. Entrance Fee, 1/6. HIGH J CM P.—jgl Is. Entrance fee, 1/. 4W J?umerous other Events see Bills. All entries to be sent to Mr G. T. Hodge, Tre. degar, on or before March 28tb. Admission to Field, 6d., Enclosure, 1/- CAERPHILLY CASTLE A GRAND llSTEDDFOD Will be held in the far-famed ruins of the above Castle (by the kind permission of Lord Butto), ON WH1T-M0FDA Yf MAY 21st, 1888 PRESIDENT: StR MORGAN MORGAN. ADJUDICATORS Eos Morlais, Mr. Tom Price, A.C., and Dyfed. Chief Choral Competition We never will bow down," £ 30. Male Party, JEo; Javenile Party, X3 Solos, jBl each. Chair Prize: Awdl on Stanley," £5 and chair, Ac., Ac. Programmes by post, Ild. from O. WILLIAMS, Secretary, Caerphilly. FHilllP R. JAMES, PONTYPRIDD AND RHONDDA VALLEY. Bill Poster and Town Crier | RENTS ALLITHE PRINCIPAL POSTING STATIONS IN PONTYPRIDD AND RHONDDA VALLEY. HORSES and TRAPS kept for Hire, PIANOFORTE ON HIRE. Offices: Pennel Square, Pontypridd. FOR SALE £ 1 00 seven per ctnt. DEBEN- TUKES ia a sound company in Mertbyr Tydvil. The dividend paid on tbp sh irts is at the rate of 10 per cent., and as the Debentures rank ia priority, and are seen, ed bv pr., pO: t V of several times the amount, thpy are undoubtedly safe and femnnerative investment. Sell in one or sever lots, at J6100 per debenture.—For particulars apply to Messrs Mitchell & Co., 28 and 29, St Switbiin's Lane, London, E.C. WORK WORK W!">EK Very little work you can do while your blood is impure, for disease in some form or ot er is gain ing a firmer bold on your constitution daily. Porify your blood without delay by u^iag IfUGHKo'' BLOOD PILLS," which far surpa-s all ot>er re ne- diee for the blood. Prioa Is. H'> 2a. acd 4e 6d., of all medicine vendors. M., of all medicine vendors. NEW FEATURES I i, ■ look: OTTT For a Series of L SHORT STORIES WHICH ARE BEINO PUBLISHED V r.. R I W V: THE CHRONICLE. j '-j Li.í 'THIS WEEK, 'The Ferry Man of Loch Lynn.' NEXT WEEK- !ii L' ■;>ri: 'The Bond was Accepted. A COMPLETE STORY EVERY WEEK. Abblt to commence, a Our Educational System/ I A SERIES OF ARTICLES BY "DOMINUS." Also, an interesting; Serial Tale, entitled, THE BANK OF CALIFORNIA.' <- Commencing last week. J TURNOVER.—Mewn Swyddfa Argraphu (Job* bine), o'r dosbarth cyntaf, y mae lie i "TUBNOVER" a fedr gys.di raewn Cymraeg a Sseseneg. Cyfeirier, y waith gyntaf trwy lythyr, at Proprietors, "Herald," Carnarvon. i TO BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS. T ENDERS are invited for the proposed additions .1. and alterations to Calvary Baptist Chapel, Treforest. Plans an 1 Specifications may be seen at the office of Mr T. Rowlands, Architect, Market Buildings, Pontypridd. Sealed tenders under covr, endorsed Tender for Alteration to Chapel," to be sent on or before the I-1-th instant to Thomas Evans, Byron Terrace, Pontypridd. The Committee do not bind themselves toaccept the lowest or any tender. i t r.i < V —i».« ir? -»if' PONTYPRIDD UNION. 1", n Appointment of Medical Officer and Public Vaccinator., THE GUARDIANS of this Union are desirons of receiving applications for the app intment of Medical Officer and Public Vaccinator for the Ystradjfodwg Upper District. Salary, o£40 per amium, with the Extra Molical Fees prescribed by the consolidated Orders of the Local Government Board, a' d other additional charges in resptct of vaccinations. The Medical Officer will be required to reside witHn the district, and to enter upon the duties f. rthwitb. Applications and Testimonials must be sent to me not later than Monday, the 14th May instant. JS. C. SPICKETT, Clerk to the Guardians. Pontypridd, May 2nd, 1888. WIT AND HUMOUR. TIIQ people who give toae to socioty seldom give anything else. How does a horse regard a man As the source ofidtit-twhoas. HA mottp of a liveryman reads—" Whip lightw drive slow cash-down, or no go." What feet the Romans must have had. Fancy them wearing sandals (Sandhills) We go forth in the morning full of hope, and como home at night full of bad whisky. The position of a judge is an exceedingly trying cno. The great trouble with some people is that their upper and lower lips are strangers to each other. Instinct we call hereditary memory, in order to avoid the trouble of finding out what it is, and how it comes. "Good people are always to be found in stories," as Fogg remarked, when he moved into a hotel flat. An Indiana lad walked eighteen miles in his sleep the other day. That boy has the making of an ideal policeman. Patrick (dressing for a party).-Bedad, now, and I shun-1 be able to get on these boots till I've worn them a toime or two." George Washington was a tender-hearted man. He would always turn aside rather than step on a wasp when he was barefooted. A man, on being upbraided for his cowardice, said he had as bold a heart as anyone, but his cowardly legs ran away with it. At least three men on the average jury feel bound 10 disagree with the rest to show that they've gob minds of their own. Blaine was onco an editor, and yet people will say insinuatingly that they do not understand how he accumulated so much money. An impudent adventurer having married an heiress, a wit remarked that the bridegroom's brass was outshone by the bride's tin. wife: "Do you think Jeff Davis aimed at despotic power?" Husband (henpecked): "I think so, dear. He was found dressed in woman's clothes." Professor (to class in mineralogy)-" Can you recall a mineral recurring in the liquid form ?" Philosophical student—■" Milk because it comes in quarts." A contemporary, describing a dance at a country village in this neighbourhood, says The gor- geous strings of glass beads glistened on the heav- ing bosoms of the village beWes like polished rubies restingonthesurfaceofthewarmapple-dumDlines." Did you ever ? Before I became a scribbler I had more money than brains, but now I have more brains than money," said the orator of the Press Club. How ilt.it with those who have neither ?" inquired one of the audience. If the gentleman desires to relate his experience, I will cheerfully give way," Was the re M — — YSTRADYFODWG LOCAL BOARD. I Tramways Act, 1870. pJOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the I L'ical Board for the District of Ystrad- yfodwg, in the Cennty of Glamorgan, under powers conferred by frection 46 of the Tram- ways Act, 1870, have made Byelaws and Regulations, a true copy whereof is here- under printed. AND NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that, after the 23rd day of July next, the said Board intend to apply to the Local Govern- ment Board for the confirmation of the said Byelaws and Regulations. AND NOTICE IS HEREBY ALSO FURTHER GIVEN that a copy of the said Byelaws and Hegulations can be inspected at the Offices of the said Board, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (except ou Thursdays, when the offices close at 1 p.m ) by the Ratepayers of the said District without fee or reward. Dated this 23rd day of April, 18d8. WALTER H. MORGAN, Clerk to the said Board. Copy of Byelaws and Regulations above referred to. BYELAWS & REGULATIONS MADE BY THE Local Beard for the District of Ystradyfodwg, as the Local Authority, under Section 46 of the Tramways Act, 18/0. 1. For the purpose of these Byelaws and Regu. lations the term "car" shall mean any carriage using any Tramway laid down Yithin the said Dis- trict, and the terms "driver" and "conductor" chall respectively mean the driver and conductor or other person having charge of a car. 2 The driver of every oar shall eaase the same to be driven at a speed not exceeding six miles an bour, 3. The driver of every car shall so drive the sa-me that it shall not follow a preceding car nt a less distance than eighty yards. 4. Subjeot to the requirements of Byelaws Nos. 3 and 5, the driver or otlnduotor of a oar shall Etcp the same for the purpose of setting down or taking ap passengers, when required by any passenger desiring to leave the car, or by any person desirous of travelling by the car, for whom there is room, and to whote admission no valid objection can be made: provided that nothing in this ByeUw shall require a car to be stopped on any gradient steeper th ,n 1 in 25. 5. Except at a passing place or termino", no car Yell be stopped lit the intersection or junction of two or more streets or roads. 6. The driver of a car, on coming in Bight of a vehicle standing or travelling on any part of the road so ai not to leave sufficient spaee for the car to pass, ablill souud his brll or whistle as a warning to the person in oharge cf such vehicle, and that person shall, with reasonable despatch, cause such vehicle to be removed so all not to obstiuct the car. 7 No person shall in any way wilfully impede or interfere with the traffic on the tramways, nor dhall ary driver or conductor needlehsly cause interruption to the ordinary road traffic. 8 E very driver, cond uctor or ether person oCfend. ing against any of these Byelaws and Regulations, shall oe liable to a penalty not exceeding forty shillings for each offence, and not exceeding for any continuing offence ten shillings fot: every day during which the offence continues. 9. The driver of every car shall cause the same to be driven with great care down all gradients steeper than one in fifteen. 10. When approaching and on all sharp curves, and whtn travelling over the two river bridges, viz., upper and lower Eirw, including the ccrves and gradients hereafter mentioned, the driver of every car shall cause the sawe to be driven at a speed not exceeding four miles an hour. The following are tha Curves and tharp Gra- dients before referred to: — 1.—Curve neaily opposite the old Baptist Chapel in Pontypridd Koud, Porth. 2 —Curve nearly opposite the Welsh Wes. loyan Chapel, at the eaat end of Pontypridd Road, Porth. 3.—Curve and sharp inclination on the north west approach to upper Eirw river bridge. 4.—Curve on the south app. ouch to the last named bridge. 5.—Curve on the Crossing of the Eirw Branch of the Taff Vale Railway at Britannia. 6.-CDrve opposite Lewis's Navigation Steamcoal Colliery Officep, Eirw, including sha'p inclination from the top of subway towards the aforesaid Offices. 7. — Inclination f:om Parting near the Vanghan's Arms, Wirw, towards Pontypridd, including curve at foot of the stid inclination. 8.—Carve and inclination on the south approach to the lower Eirw river bridge. 11. These Byelaws bhall come into force on the Second day of July, 1888. The Seal of the YstNdyfodwg Urban Sanitary Authority was hereunto affixed at a meeting of such Authority held on the 20th day of April, 1888, in the presence of— JOHN DAVIES. Chairman, L.S by WALTER H. MORGAN, Clerk. r.J t-, U I eURE FITS! VThoii J say ult I do not mean merely to stop them for a time and thru have them return again. I mean a radical cure. I bave mads tlm disease of FITS, EPILEPSY or FALLING} SICKNESS a life-long study. I warrant my remedy to cure the worst Mtsee. Because other-a have failea is no reason fo; not now recemiitj a cure. Send at once for a treatise and a Free Bottle of my infallible raaedy. Give Address in full. It costs you nothing for a trial, in* I wiH cure you. AddreaV OR. H. Q. BOOT, 5, Hw Xfcn Ct* farringdon-st., t.ondn% J ADVERTISE IN THE I CHRONICLF.
I've become quite interested in that poor man," paid a philanthropic old lady to the sheriff, as she pointed to one of the prisoners. "He tells me I would be surprised if I knew all he has gone through." "I guess you would, mum," said the sheriff; that fellow is the most expert pickpocket in the country." Travelling Man What State are we in now!" Conductor "Kansas." "Kansas! Kansas My (rnieious i This is a prohibition State, isn't it! II gl*, Yes, been a prohibition State for a long while." Let me otf at the first important town. Are you a temperance lecturer No; I'm selling a remedy for jim-jams." A lawyer, residing in the north of England, and noted for his laconic style of expression, sent the following terse and witty note toa refractory client, who would not succumb to his reiterated demands for the payment of his ,bill Sir, if you pay the enclosed, you will oblige me. If you do not, I shall oblige you." Things One Would Rather Have Left Unsaid. Sick Husband Did the doctor say that I was to take all that medicine?" Wife: "Yes, dear." Sick Husband 11 Why, there is enough in that bottle to kill a mule." Wife (anxiously): Then you had better be very careful, John." Pitou, a soldier, recently returned from the wars, stumps on a wooden leg about the streets of Paris. One day he met a friend named Pierre. Brave warrior," said Pierre, thanks tb you, France has now one foot in the remote East." Right you are," replied Pitou 'twas I who left it there. My dear," said Mrs. Snaggs; what is a canard?" "Don't you know what.a canard is?" queried Snaggs rather sneeringly. "Why, the word itself conveys its own meaning." Does it. Well, really, I can't see it. What does it mean, dear ?" Why, a canard is something one canardly believe, of course." The body of a man who had drowned himself was taken froro the water by a policeman. Does anybody kno\\ anything about this man?" asked the policeman f some urchins who were present. We seed hilli just as he came up for the last time, but we forgot i or ask him what his name was," said one of the boys. Political Boss See here, didn't I tell you to run this paper so I'd get plenty of votes ?" Hired Editor "I have never lost a chance to appeal to the prejudices of your constituents." Political Boss Then how does it happen that my political strength is no greater than it was before ? Hired Editor: The people you depend on can't read." A woman hurriedly stepped up to the rear fcrakeman on Conductor Benedict's down train yesterday at the Naugatuck Station with the re- mark, Is this the right train ? Where to!" said the brakeman politely. Where do you sup- pose? she answered snappishly, and-sucli travellers are not alone either. Mamma and baby stepped out on to the terrace to see whether cook had forgotten to give the cat its dinner. They found pussy engaged in cleaning up its plate, in which operation it was assisted by an immense tom-cat. Wherever can that creature have cofne from ? inquired mamma, in surprise, and baby made answer promptly, Why, that's pussy's policeman A Scotch newspaper relates that a beggar wife, on receiving a gratuity from the Rev. John Skinner, of Langside, author of Tullochgorum,' said to Him by way of thanks, Oh, sir, I houp that ye and a' your family will be in heaven the nicht. Well,' said Skinner, I am very much obliged to you only, you need not have been so particular as to the time.' A showman in the State of Maine wanted to exhibit an Egyptian mummy, and attended at the Court House to obtain permission. What is it you want to show?" enquired the Judge. "An Egyptian mummy, more than three thousand years old," said the showman. Three thousand years old exclaimed the Judge, jumping to his feet; and is the critter alive 1" An Irish landlord, noted for his large person, was lying seriously ill, and one of the tenants, who came to inquire after the masther," was informed that he was being kept up by the occasional administration of teaspoonsful of brandy. Where- upon he rejoined, somewhat contemptuously, "Tayspoonsful, is it? And what good would a tayspoon be sthraying about in such a wilderness of a man ? N Smith Brown, the auctioneer, has suddenly dissappeared." Jones: That so ? Smith Yes. Went off three days ago, and hasn't been seen since. Didn't say a word to anybody about going away." Jones Oh, yes he did. I heard him myself fyiy that he was going." Smith Yon did ? When ?" Jones Four or Sva dayc aC-i I ine at an auc- tion where he was selling goods, and I heard him telling everybody that he was 'just &-going-. going— £ But South was gone.