LONDON LETTER. I lSPECLU.LY WJlH;I>, i I [!tv nf]R NALT,F.PY COKKKSpnXHRNT.I I LoxDOX, Wednesday Night. A telegram from Pari-; has thrived this evening, which makes a. very d'stinct asser- tion with respect to the intentions of Germany in the matter of the British Pro- tectorate of St. Lucia Bay. It is said that Prince Bismarck lias informed the British Government th'tt he must contest the claim of England in this matter. This appears in the Voltaire (a Paris newspaper), and the statement ia made upon the authority of a correspondent at Berlin. It may be safely assumed that there is not the '.lightest foundation in truth for the report. The Paris ncvv'spaper.s. as has been shown daring the Chinese war, have a habit, when news is slack, of inventing it and printing it with imposing circumstantiality. The state- ment in Bismarck'a own organ is much bet- ter worthy of consideration, and this makes it clear that the Chancellor does not seek any qnanel on this ground, but is disposed to recognise the priority of the English claim. I enjoyed the opportunity the other night of a long and înnk conversation with a gentleman who is connected with the German Embassy, and is well known for the fulness and accuracy of his knowledge. lie expressed himself amused, and within due bonds of courtesy, contemptuous of the readiness with which the English public takes fright at the supposed machinations of Prince Bismarck. According to his opinion, the last thing in the world that Bismarck wants to do is to involve Germany in another war. He foresee. ths inevitable renewal of the connict with France, and in anticipation of it is anxious neither to waste the resources of the country or to make fiiemies in other quarters of Europe. As for colonial acquisitions he is perfectly indif- ferent about them, and the ambitious policy ot grasping territory in all the corners IJf the earth is imagined for him by other people. He also laughs at the theory that Prince Bismarck so hated Mr Gladstone that his policy at the present time was mainly directed to driving him out of omce. The Prince does not like Mr Gladstone because he cannot use him with the same ease that lie was accustomed to trade upon MrDisraeli. "But," said the German, quoting an English proverb, "he is not a child nor a fool who would cut off his nose to spite his face." All the news that comes from Korti points to the near and fully successful issue of the campaign. The men are in good health, the road across the desert proves less dimcult than was believed, and there Is a plentiful supply of water at the Wells. Moreover, General Gordon is still active, and within a fortnight has been taking a trip to Shendy. Within the present week the rest of the column told off to cross the desert will be on the march, the second convoy starting to-day. The Mahdi is re- ported to be at Metemneh with some ap- parent intention of giving battle to the British forces. We seem now to be within a fortnight's time of the actual rescue. Mr Courtney's statement at Liskeard last night, sheltering himself under Mr Glad- stone's name in defence of a charge levelled against his own conduct, is much commented upon. The late Secretary to the Treasury mtimates that he and Mr Gladstone have taken a particular view of -tlto Egyptian question which, if it had been carried jut, would have had the happy results that Invariably follow upon the adoption of Mr Courtney's advice, but that their joint views were overruled by a majority of the Government. This must be true since Mr Courtney says so. But there is a general prejudice against talking out of school, and Mr Courtney probably has not improved his position by this indiscretion. Mr Errington's visit to Rome has been followed by the customary conjectures and allegations. Mr Errington is an amiable young gentleman of no particular ability, who has many friends and acquaintances in Rome, which, at this time of the year, is an exceedingly pleasant residence, but he may not pay it a visit without stirring up tremendous trouble at home. It is now specincally affirmed that he is authorised to extend indefinite concessions to the Vatican in the matter of Catholic missions, more particularly, it is surmised, in India. The whole story of MrErrington'a sup- posed omcial connection with the Government and his appointment as an emissary between the Vatican and the Soudan originated In the active minda of theParnellites.who do not like him because he refused to do duty to Mr Parnell. But the whole thing is an illusion. Mr Errington is no more an emis- sary from the Foreign Office than Mr Biggar is for the Irish Omce. The threatened opposition to Mr Peel in offering himself for re-election is unusual, if not unprecedented. He has been a remark- able success as a Speaker, and his withdrawal from the new Parliament would be a national calamity. The report seems to require veri- ncation. Sir John Macdonald's recent visit to Eng- land was preceded by a statement to the effect that the object of his journey was not unconnected with the Canadian Pacinc Railway, In connection with that interest- ing enterprise it is proposed to establish a line of steamers between British Columbia, €!hina, and Japan. It is stated that by this route China and Japan would be reached ten days earlier than by the Suez Canal and the new line. It is recommended to Eng- land on the plea that it would be a valuable alternative highway to tha East. This, of course, is true if the East were composed chiefly of China and Japan. But for the very reason that it bring these countries within shorter distance of Liverpool, it would remove India by a fortnight or three weeks. Sir John Mac- donald took steps to have this report con- tradicted, and an explanation put about to the effect that he simply visited this country on account of the state of his health. I have reason to believe, however, that the original report was correct. Sir John was accompanied on his visit by the President of the Canadian Pacinc Railway, and im- mediately after their arrival these gentlemen paid a visit to Lord Dufferin and the Marquis of Lome, with the object of secur- ing their interests on behalf of the project. Sir John Macdonald also saw Lord Derby, but received very little encourage- ment from him. Possibly the proposal was never urged in definitive or omcitd form. But the Canadian Premier and his friend soon learned that their quest was hopeless, though had it succeeded it would have been a nice thing for the Canadian Pacinc Rail- way, to which Sir Jchn Macdonald has be. come endeared through much tribulation.
THE VERY BEST) "I have examined the FiUs known M KERNtCK'S VEGETABLE PILLS. I certiiy their compoaition to be parely ?eceta.b!e. I h?Te also tried their e<fect, aud pated habits that I know of. (Signed), JCHN BALBIRNIE. M.A., M.D." lWJ 8eM by all Chemists, in 7 ;d. 13,d, and 2< M boxes.
HARRY SEYMOUR; OR Incidents in the Life of a Cardiff C!erk. CHAPTER III. I "Do.dearB!:u:c!)e? Why.youwuljuststay wlierey"uar« for the present until we can think ofsom'thingbetterforyoutod" Something better ? What is there I can do? I could not take a governess's place like yon. There is on)v on'; thing I can do, and that is—go out as a barmaid; and oven in that ease, my being styled Mrs instead of Miss, will be against me." L, Oh, Blanche Pardon me; but there is one place vou ha'e not mentioned, to which you 01l,1,t Ii I". .\11.] r!ut is—" Huf;)c, dear Blanche, home to your husband." He wiH not have me back again his notions of right and honour arc so high that he will scorn me. now that ha\'f) parted." "No. le.,i I, Blanche. I know your husband better than that. Mr Aylwin is a Christian, and as such, will be only too glad to receive you again. If he expressed his willingness, will you go homo again?" If he sends for me, or comes for me, I will go not otherwise." "But, Blanche, dear, ia it not your fault that you left home? I have heard that-" Here Louie stopped and hesitated. It Go on, Louie; let me know all you have heard." "W" it is said that—that you got your hus- band into debt; that you ran up enormous bills for fine clothes and jewellery, all unknown to him. Is that true?" Yes, it is true enough but if my husband loves me half so well as he has often professed, he will forget all that, and ask mo to come back again." I don't think he will, Blanche," said Louie quietly. Mr Ay] win's sense of right and justice, us you just now observed, is high; and ha will not ask 7/oM!' pardon for the wrong yoK have done to him." How dare you talk to me thus ? Have you brought me here to insult me ? Let me go back to old Mrs Davies." If you insist upon it you mny go there. but what will then become of you ? You may think me very unkind to talk thus, but it is far better that I should set before you the true light in which you ought to view your errors, than that I should encourage you in rebellion against your homeandhusband." Blanche seemed so much distressed that Louie changed the subject, and Harry just theuentcrtng the parlour, it was not again' referred to. After thoy had retired that night, Harry and Louie had a long conversation respecting the best means to bring about a. reconciliation between Blanche and her husband. At length it was resolved that Harry should Fee Mr Aylwin the next day, and ascc:ainhis views. Aylwin proved to be just what Louie had said. He was willing to receive Blanche back again, but declined to write to her, or to see her until .sht- had exi,re6sel her sorrow for the trouble site had caused him. That evening Harry quietly told Louio the result of his endeavours to procure peace in the stricken home, and Lome took the opportunity of Harry's absence at his Mutual Im- provement Class to tell Blanche. I will never go back on such term' was Blanche's reply to L 'uie's message. But, Blanche, do you not see now that your husband has expressed his willingness to receive you home again, .hat you cannot remain hen. Mr Seymour is too high-minded to harbour—" Harbour ? Is it come to this ? Then I will go this instant. No one shall talk of harbouring me." And notwithstanding Lome's entreaties, Blanche put on her bonnet a.nd cloak, and w,lked out of the house, without bidding Louie "good bye," or thanking her in any way for her k'nd- nss. Then even Louie's patient and gentle spirit was roused, and ?he said to herself, ''Lot her go she will have to come down yet." Weeks passed away, and very little was heard of Blanche. Her husband had broken up his home, sold off his goods, and gone into lodgings again. At length it began to be whispered about that Blanche had become addicted to intemper- ance—that she had been locked up in the poHec- station, but that the kind hearted inspector, knowing her father, had let her out inthemsrn- ing. One evening, it being the depth of winter, Harry and Mr Aylwin were returning from a. private party, at which Louie would have been present if she had been well. The co:d was in- tense, the thermometer being several degrees below the freezing 'point. They had been to Splotland, and were returning by wayofSandou- street, when Harry suddenly laid hold of Mr Aylwin's arm and exclaimed, -'Good havens' What is that? "Why, Will, it seems to be a drunken woman. Poor creature? If she stops there she will be starved to death. What is to be done ?" They tried to rouse her, but dnnk and cold had made her utterly obtivious to their efforts. Is ahe young or old. Harry ?' asked Will Aylwin. ?.??. Harry struck a match, and peered into the tace of the sleeper. Good God Will, it is Blanche Blanch My wife No, no, Harry it can- not be you are mistaken." "No, Will, I am not mistaken; I wish I were," and lighting another match, he held it to the features of the outcast wife of his friend. Uh Harry, I would I were dead. that ever a wife of mine should come to this. Whtt can we do? It is impossible to rouse her." For an instant the thought occurred to him Why not Jet her die, and end thus my dis- grace," but his better nature soon banished the temptation, and he eagdriy listened to Harry's suggestions. Harry went for a, cab, while WiH took off his overeoat, to shield from the tornble co!d, the one he had vowed to love and cherish. Harry seemed to have gone a long long time, and Will Aylwin's thoughts were anything but com- forting whilst he WM alone with his wife. "Supposing she dies Shall I no\; be to blame I ought to have remembered that she was the weaker of the two, and have sought her out, and forgiven her. Now, perhaps, it is too late. Harry came at last, in a cab, into which Blanche was lifted, and driven to Harry's home. The dts tress of Louie,} who was sitting up for Harry, may be imagined when her old friend Blanche was brought to her in such a condition. She was put to bed, and Lou'e wished to send for a doctor. but Harry said better not, let us keep it as quiet as we can. If she is worse to morrow, then we will have a doctor." Will Aylwin saw his wife comfortably in bed, and then took his leave, promising Harry and his true-hearted wife, that he would forgive his erring wife, take her to his home and heart again, should she recover. Louie insisted on sitting up with Blanche, whose countenance gradually regained a more healthy appearance. Towards morning she awoke, and, raising herself, looked round. Louie beymour, tell me how I como here." You must cot ask questions, Blanche, take a drink of this." No, not till you havo told me who brought me here." You were brought here by Harry and —" And who ? Not my husband ?" "Yes, Blanche, your husband." L "What will they—what will he think?" ? "Whatever he may think, ho is willing to for- \'o you. and once more to try to make you .happy. But go to sleep, deM Blanche, Will will be here himself in the morning. Louie saw Blanche, aa she supposed, asleep, and then retired to her own room. In the morn- ing, on peepinginto Blanche's room, the wretched ing, on peepinginto Blanche's room, the wretched Witc was gone. It was only too true, Blanche had again Sown, and Harry Seymour's benevolent heart was much pained at the failure of his hopes of reconciling Will Aylwin to his miserable wife. I'ouie sug- gested tht Harry should seek her again, but Harry was not sure whether Aylwin would care for him to interfere. I will send at once to Aylwin and let him know she has gone, Louie; and then he must de- cide on what is to be done. I fear that Blanche is so far gone in the way of sin that she is irre- claimable." She cannot have sunk so low as to forget she is a wife ? No, no; Harry, Blanche may Le a drunkard, but she surely is not a—" Louie stopped short; she could not utter the word her thoughts had conjured up; but Harry understood her. Ah, Louie, drink makes a woman oblivious of all feelings of honour, truth, and virtue; but let us hope she has not sullied her own and husband's honour." Harry set out for the omce with mingled feel- ings of pity for his friend Aylwin, and thankful- ness at the very different lot he enjoyed. He sent the message to Aylwin, and was answered by his friend in person. The meeting was rather an embarrassing one. Harry told all he knew, and asked Wit! if he should take any further steps. You may not be desirous of appearing in the matter yourself; if you wiah that she should be sought, let it be my task to find her." Aylwin shook hia head gloomily. "No, Harry; she has made her ownbed,!et her lie on it." But, \VH), never forget that she is your wife; a. bpin? you vowed to love and cherish until death one whom, come sorrow, come joy, you are bound to look upon as part of yourself. Be- sides. Louie tells me that sho is-is in a way to become almotber." Is th at true? Then I will seek her out, and try to win her back, for the sake of my unborn chHd if it is reaHy mine-" and a shade of doubt crossed hia features. It must be yours, Will; I will never believe that Blanche has dishonoured you. She has taken to drinking, of that we have had evidence but let us not think anything worse of her. Judge not that ye be not judged. It was arranged that Harry should try to dis- cover poor Blanche, and he promised Alwyn that everything should be done with that object &t once. Who knows, Will; you may yet be happy." It does not seem probable now but I thank you Harry and your dear wife, for your help and comfort." As soon as Harry's duties would permit him, he went to the police station, and had an interview with Inspector To that astute and clever oHicor he explained as much of his friend Aylwin's affairs as were neccsry, and then requested the inspector's assistance in finding Blanche. If the young woman is in Cardiff, or oven in the county, we will soon:find her," said the inspector as he took down Blanche's description; "but what are we to do when she is discovered?" She has committed no crime, and we cannot detain her." Let me know directly, and have an pye kept on her movements," said Harry. I will then get her home." Next day the Inspector sent for Harry and told him that Blanche was in custody at Newport, having whilst drunk attempted to drown herself. Harry obtained leave of absence from his kind employer, and set off at once. He found that Btanche had been sent to the workhouse, for she was very ill. He went to see Irer: and was surprised and shocked at her appear- ance. Blanche was ashamed to look Harry in the face, for she knew that his motive couid be no icHe one in visiting her in such a place. After a long conversation. which was only stopped by the nurse, who feared til consequences, BLanche con- sented to return home, if Will would forgive her. She had been dismissed with a caution by the bench, one of the magistrates knowing her. Oh, Mr Seymour." she said, as ho was nsinK to leave her, "only God knows the miserable life I have :Ied since we parted. Drink has nearly been my ruin; it would have been, had I not deter- mined to end my life. But if my husband wil! onty forgive me, we may be happy yet." Btanehe," said Harry, gravely and solemnly, "I am about to ask you a question winch may cause you pain and shame, but I cannot meet Aylwin unless I ca.n assure him on that point. Have you hOlm-been f.uthhu t.' him?" A deep bimh suffused the paliid face of Blanche. Yes. Mr Seymour; I would have died a thousand deaths cro I could have forgot my hus- band's goodness, or that I was n wife, and——" I understand th;tnk God I c-tii f;() back to Cardiff with a light heart. You will not try to go away aga.in?" No. Harry, Mr Seymour, I mein but I for- get. Will has broken up his home." There will be a home awaiting you, when you are ablo to be moved." Harry left, and harried bark to Cardiff feeling well his trouble, in the hopo that he should yet sje Wi)! and Blanche happy again. (To be continued,)
MR W. H. GLADSTONE ON THE POLITICAL PROSPECT. Mr W. H. GLADSTONE, M.P., pre,jding- at the rent audit dinner, at Hawardcn, on Wednesday, responded to the toast of Mr health. and said in tho present state of public aff,,t;irs, and viewing the necessity of sparing the Premier's sti-o,iigtli to the utmost, they wnutd readily iiii,ler.itaii(I that his absonco w.j imnara- ti\'e. WhUst enjoying in so extraordi- nary a jneasure ttm confidenco and cstaeni of the people of tho comtry at large, he could a,ssuro them, Mr Oadstone still knew how to vatuo the testimony of the good%vill and friendly feoiin? of his neig-hbour, Others knew him as a public man, and by his public a.ctn'n; those present had the advantage of seeing him frp- 'tuent!y. and being conversant with the manner "f his daiiy life, thereby feeling a. per?onat in- terest in aH that concerned him. He was pdad to assure them that there seemed no ground for believing that his father's hea!th was impaired. or even berioiisly- interrupted.. He Jloped Jiu special measures would be found necessary, though of course it was impossible to predict. After so Ion? & service to his Queen and country a nfty years they could not look forward to much prolongation of an active political tifc. All would admit his title to repose after so long a penod of arduous and devoted labour, not but what it was certain that his father would be in harness of some kind so long as he lived, though it might be of a less arduous, but perhaps of a more tongeviat character than th 'tof the political arena.
OLDEST AND YOUNGEST MEN OF MARK. The oldest member of her Majesty'8 Privy Council is the Right Hon. Viscount Eversley, aged 90 the youngest. H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught, aged 54. The oldest duke is the Duke of Cievela.nd, aged 81; the youngest, H.R.H. the Duke of Albany, an infant. The oldest marquis is the Very Rev. the Marquis of Donegal, aged 85 the youngest, the Marquis Camden (a minor), aged 12. The oldest earl is the Earl of Buckinghamshire (who is the oldest peer in the realm), aged 91 the youngest is the Earl of Cottenham (a. minor), :'ged 10. The oldest viscount is Lord Everaley, aged 90 the youngest. Viscount SouthweM (a. minor), and Irish peer, i?ged 12. The oldest baron is Lord Brou?ha,m und Vaux, a?ed 89 tha youngest. Lord Ampth'll (n. minor), a.ged 15. The oldest member of the House of Commons is Alderman Sir Walter Robert Garden, M.P. for the borough of Barn- st.aple, aed 85; the youngest, Mr Matthew Joseph Kenny, M.P. for the borough of Ennis, in Ireland, aged 25. The otdest judge in England is Vice-Ch.T.ncellor the Hon. Sir Jamt-s Baco?, aged 86; the youngest, the Hon. Sir Archtba.ld Levin Smith, of the Queen's Bone" Diviston. aged 48. The oldest judge in Ireland n the Hon. John Fitzhenry Townsend, LL.D., of the Court of Admiralty, nged 75 the youngest, the Right Hon. Andrew Ma.rsha.Il Porter, Master of the Rolls, aged 48. The oldest of the Scotch Lords of Session is the Hon. Sir George Dea.3 (Lord Deas), aged 81 the youngest, the Hon. Alexander Smith Kinnear (Lord Kinnear), aged 51. The oldest prelate of the Church of Eng- land is the Right Rev. Richard Duraford, D.D., Bishop of Chichester, aged 82 the youngest, the Right Rev. Ernest Roland Wilberforce, D.D., Bishop of Newcastle-on-Tyne, aged 45. The oldest prelate of the Irish Epi-copal Church is the Most Rev. Marcus Gervase Beresford, Arch- bishop of Armagh, aged 85; the youngest, the Right Rev. Robert Samuel Gregg, Bishop of Cork, aged 50. The oldest prelate of the Scotch Episcopal Church is the Right Rev. Robert Eden, Bishop of Moray and Ross (Primus of Scotland), aged 80; the youngest, the Right Rev. James Robert A. Chmnery-Haldane, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, aged 44. The eldest baronet is Sir Moses Montonore, aged 100; the youngest, Sir Stewkley F. Draycott Shuckburgh (a. minor), nged 4. The oldest knight is Sir George Rose Sa,i-tonus, G.C.B., Admiral of the Fleet, aged 94 the youngest. Sir Walter Eugene Do Souza, of Calcutta, aged 38.-Who,s Who in 1885.
AN UNLICENSED LONDON THEATRE. Warrant against Mr Baum. Mr John Baum was summoned at Bow-street, on Wednesday, to show cause why he should not be committed to prison in default of distress and non-payment of the balance of fines imposed two years since, for opening the Aleazar Theatre, Holborn, without the Lord Chamberlain's licence. The original amount otnnes ;mp(ised was JBM 10s, of which only £13 had been patd off. Mr Baum had failed to comply with the arrangement to pay off the balance by instalments. Defendant did not appear, alleging ill health. The magistrate issued a warrant fcr the apprehension of the defendant, to be imprisoned for six weeks.
KAi's COMPOUND OF LiNSKEf), Amseed, Senegal SquiU, Tola, &c., with Chtoroftyne. 9id. it lift, 23 9d efChemMts. 213 KAT's COMFOCND, for Coughs and Colds, is equally serviceable for Horses &nd Cattle, 9}d, la lAd, Md ?* ?L 213 LiNSEER IjOZKNGKS, solidified linseed tea., la.xative anft denittl;ceiit, bd; postage 2d. Kay Bros. tockport, ami all 23 UNFAILING BHMEDY FOU HEADACHES KERNICK'S VEGETABLE PILLS, FOR INDIGESTION Sold by all Chemist", &c..in 7d. 13111, and 2s 9d boxes. BEWARE OF IMITATIONS)
YANKEE YARNS. I ALMOST A NATIVE. Aro you a native ot tne ;talce. asxea me judge of the United States Court, addressing a fat man who had been summoned to testify in a case of illicit distilling. "Mostly, jedge." "I mean, were you born in this State?" I understand. I wa'n't born here, but I am mighty nigh a native." Came here when you were quite young, I suppose?" No, sir. ain't been here but about ten year." How old are you ?" "Fifty." Then how is it that you ara very nearly a native of the State ?" Well, when I came here I only weighed about a hundred pounds. Now I weigh two forty, so you see one hundred and tnrty pounds of me are native while only one hundred pounds come from Missoury." THE JEALOUS JEW. I Solomon Isaacs, tho Baxter street Don Giovan- ni, wedged his not very pretty face between the bars of the cage in the Tombs police court yester- day morning and showed his teeth defiantly to the world in general. Unbiassed spectators remarked that he only needed a, little table, a trapeze and a tail, and he might have been pho- tographed for the Central Park chimpanzee, begging the letter's pardon. His forehead was only about an inch in height, his smalt head was shaped like a truncated cone, and his high cheek bones, sly eyes and hairy covering completed ms marked resemblance to a monkey, saving again the latter's presence. What in Heaven's na.mo there was about Mr Isaccs to attract womankind only woman kind could say, but there they were, the ton and elite of Baxter street society, casting tender looks of solicitude upon the noble animal in his cage. Three women, a "live dollar" lawyer and Don Gioyanni gathered about Juf'ge Duffy in a group suggestive of Barnum's happy family. The little judge took in the utuation at a glance. Don Giovanni's wife, a. woman with the face and tem- per of a hatchet, testified through an interpreter, that he refused to contribute to her support, one was cross-examined in Baxter-street English, which she spoke readily enough, and admitted that she didn't let her husband into the houso after he had been playing his rakish pranks among women younger than she. I thought so," murmured the Iitt)o judge ".there'S;1ll01e jealousy than destitution in this case" Id vos unaple vor me de mamsh to gescam- ted," mumbled the monkey. "Dot's diuc, dot's tru' said his counsel, eagerly. "Oh, come oR exclaimed the disgusted justice. I guess t)t' can afford to support his wito if ho can afford to pay a lawyer 50 dollars-or less.' Then the great and only Duffy thought of h's fatherland and mustered up a formidablo array of classical German. Comcn sie here he exiaimed, a wild Gcethe like light in his eye. Tell him in German that he's a bad man, a schletcs mann. How many children—ahem—nuotidies madchen habeu sic? Ain't you ashamed of yourself the father of -t family, making love to young girls Look at this picture. (Here the judge produced a tintyp'' ot an apo and a rather pretty young miss of thaAl'cn street miitinery shop variety.) Here you are putting on scoHops sitting alongside of a girl who i.-n't your wife, I 'H bs sworn, unless you have several of 'em, and I must sa,y you look it." But, Chudge, de monish-— Stop, stop! If you work you can milcki money enough any of your race can do that. I know :dt about them. Why, if you were at the North Pol'? you wou)d be trading jack-knives with the L,qiiimaiix and seUing trousers to the po!ar be.i,ri. They can't keep you from making money. But, there, I'm sick of the case. You have got to jjehavp, Mr Isaacs. Do-.c Onthlr ga!)s—— bogau 'Mrs 1"Jac: If he ,gces with other womca I'H send hnn tn tha Isbnd for twelve months, exchnmed the little judge with a terrible frown. The order of the c'urt is that the prisoner nhaU pay his wife 2 doUar.s 50 cents a week. Now, get out, all of you. Phew" There was a rustle in the court-room and Bax- ter-street's best society went homo to rumtuatf upon the fact that. tho wages of marriage are 2 dollars 50 cents per week. mIN. Dexter-street and Cliktii;,iii--q(ltiqrc arc tho centra of the old clùtlw:Lt.ra.rl.e i u X e..w y ork. Dirk collars, Fit(-rci unlighted by anything excepting candles and back rooms, in which a ray of sun- Rhine was never known to penetrate, are the favourite places for the storage of th's class of merchandise. The darker the room the fewer flaws the unwary customer can pick tn the bar- pains, which is a truism no one better understands than the satute individuals who control this Ime ot tradp. o,) Baxttr-street both sides of the thorougfares are thickly lined with clothing stores. wt'oso wares give the sidewalk the appearance of an elongated backyard on wash day. I*' ? ?ere that the trade thrives. This is its homo. Lhe bucolic visitor who is unaccustomed to the ways of the metropolis and happens to stray into this neighbourhood is lucky indeed if ho escapes with out purchasing enough cloths to dress regi- ment. The first stores he meets are where nothing but new garments are offered. The a-ttable and persistent proprietor stands outside his door like the spider in his web. He scize3 the stranger by the hand and warmly greets him, Ha auks after his family and his friends, and manages to m- sinua.te a word in regard to the matter of clothing. If the stranger is a smaller man than he is, or happens to be of an inquisitive temperament, he is usually nduced to enter the building. From that moment he is doomed. No one ever goes in without buying. He might avoid purchasing, it is true, but ha never does. The age of miracles is unfor- tunately past. It oiten happens that the proprietors of theso cmnmercial dives make a mistake in the selection of a customer. One warm afternoon last summer a. tall, heavily built man, wearing an exceedrngty badly ntting suit of clothes and showing dissjp? tion and ill-temper in his face, slowly ?.?d <!own Baxter-stroot off the Bowery. -?"?"" seem to make much diSercuoe to him where he went or how soon ho g't there. He wan evidently walking chiefi:) for hm own amusement, and judg- ing from the lowering scowl on his face he was app:o-ent!y extracting very little pleasure from the ex,3r,-Ise. As he slouched along the narrow thor- oughfare, he ran against a short man with a Hebraic east of eatures and a red beard. I beg yer pardon," muttered tho stranger as he sidled out into the gutter to let the little man pase by. Dot vhas all right, mine friend." replied the Jew, as a bland smile became visible under the shadow of his nose. Dot vhas all right, but vhat can I do for'you dis peautiful day I don't want nothing," replied the visitor with a surly growl, as he attempted to push his way past the merchant. who had taken this means of inviting his custom. Yaas, but can't I sell you a nice bair of ban- taloous? I haf a bair here dat vill yust fit you." "I don't want no pantaloons," observed the stranger," and I ain.t ngoin' to buy none. D'yer hear ?" "Yust let me show you my psautiful stock. Yust stop in, yust for von minute," and the mer- chant with ill-timed zeal caught hold of h'swoutd- bo customer's arms. By this timo n, large crowd of idle merchanLa sauntered out of their den& and spread themselves along the sidewalk to be of any assistance should their aid be required, and to secure portion of the trade should the victim pan out largely enough to go around. "Leadde eheatleman into your store,'?coo, shouted one of the spectators, whose shop was the next in the line. Wot's that?" yowled tha stranger, b,,i,4hten- inK up. "Wot yer goin' to do wid me ? Yer gin' to lead me in, are yer? Well (here ho strata tenod out his rip;ht arm and sent the merchant rolling into the gutter), I guess I have soniethin to say about that." As the Hebrew struck the gutter his fellow- tradesmen swarmed around the hurley visitor. Some rushed into their stores and brought out long poles, used to haug up clothes with others picked up stools, and for a. moment it looked AS if it would fare badly with the stranger. Bu.t a wicked light came into his face and bracing him- self squarely ho waded into the mob and 10 ?? than half a. minute ho waa alone, and tha side- walk looked as if a private cyclone had struck the south side of Baxter-street.. Five minutes later a tall man with a. faint smile on his face walked into a Bowery raloon and called for a gin nzz. You appear warm, Mr. Sullivan?" remarked the bar-keeper obsequiously. ? "Yaas." replied the Boston champion, ??s been learning a lot of chumps how to treat a gentleman when they meet him."
INTERNATIONAL HRALTH EXHIBITION, LONDON. —The Highest Award (GoM J[tdal) has been awarded to the Wheeler and WUson New Style Sewmg Machines, for groa.t superiority QTer a,U others. AU experts pronounce the Wheeler and Wilson Nos. 8 and 10 Ma.chines the most wonderfut piecoa of mecha.nism in the world, suitable for everybody. Md every class of sewing, heavy and tight.—Wheeler and Wilson, 19, Duke-atreet.CtrdiS Mda]!rhipfcentrosind'atn<;t. 6961 ?
FACTS AND FANCIES, I -4- A CocK THAT NEVEK CROWS.—A weathercock. MEN WHO ALWAYS ACT OX THE SQUARE.— Chessmen. THE LESSON OF THE HouR.—Sixty seconds make a minute, sixty minutes make an hour. Why is an author looking for writing fluid like a coroner discharging the duties of hisomce?—Be- cause he is holding an ink quest. Erskine puzzled the wits of his acquaintance by inscribing on a. tea-chest the words, Tu doces." It was some time before they found out the wit of this literal translation—" Thou teachest." Were you never in a court of justice before ?" asked a judge of a witness who was conducting himself in a very unseemly manner. No, never," replied the man, but I've often besn up before the magistrates." First friend (over a glass of beer): Wee!, John, tae tell the truth, my faatber wiz a cosmo- politan, but I am a misanthrope." Second ditto "You're no' like mc, man. My farther wiz a collier, and am n collier tae, although it's no' the be,t 0' professions the noo." A young lady called at a. music shop and asked for something new in piano music. The clerk asked her if it made a.ny din'erence how many sharps there were in the piece. "Oh, no," she replied, "not in the least, for if there are more than two I always scratch them out with my penknife. In the days of State lotteries persons took con- siderable trouble to ensure success. An instance is recorded of a lady who held a ticket in such a speculation having the following prayer offered up in church on the day before the drawing— The prayers of the congregation are desired for 8 the success of a person engaged in a now under- taking." Look into mo eyes, me darling, and tell me you are mine!" sang a smooth-faced stripling beneath the cottage window one dewy eve in June. She looked into his eyes seven years later, about the time he was to wed another gir], and vowed to bo his unless her damaged affec- tions were poulticed up with a thick swaddling of greenbacks. How constant is woman !-Ainei-icait -Paper. A remarkable case of conscience was lately revealed in a proceeding before a French court. A man was up on a charge of stealing some candies, and the counsel was examining wit- nesses who had bought from him. One of them said that, though I'o had suspected the candles had been stolen, he had bought a franc's worth, but that in order not to encoma.ge robbery, he had paid for them wii<h a bad franc The fair sex in Guernsey is not to be trined with. At a fancy-dress ball given there recently by the subalterns of an infantry regiment, a lady, noted for originality and wit, was brought by chance to the stde of one of the chief military au- thorities of the place. Said she to Cotonei Z., "May I ask, Colono), what arc you?" "Oh," answered the Colone), who was evidently not in one of his happiest moods, "I am nothing! What are you?" "I -am next to nothing, was tho prompt rejoinder. There is a young man who, upon coming into possession of a considerable sum of l11'JllCY by the dfath of a rotative, wrote to the secretary of one of the leading clubs, saying he ''wanted to be- lor; and w.uitcd to knuw the price of admis- sion." The secretary responded in writutg. Being a member and omcor of this club myself, I can fully appreciate your desire to join. The price of admission is good character, election by ballot, and some other trining forms but in thm club all the reserved seats, and even those in the gallery, arc occupied." When L'IrJ :Monk cams into Parliament, h'3 sat below the g'mgway en the Opposition side. where the principal body of the disc?ntd Irish Brigade were always to be spei. His ]n:-dsh:p, wishmg to place h'mse!f at their head, adopted a patronising manner towards them, which !)3 thought, being an Irish peer, would be duly ap- preciated. Meeting one evening Mr Scul!y, the member for the county of Cork, ha gave him a p*t-on the shoulder, and said, Wel], Scull, how are you ? whereupon the commoner, annoyed at Lord Monck's familiarity, replied, I will thank you, my lord, not to deprive my name of the last letter or, tf you do, pray add it to your own, and so call¡yourself-JIonck-y. At a, meeting at the Crystal Palace lately, Mr Hayter, C.E., told an amusing anecdote. The examiners of the school had combined with their praise of the students' work a little judicial com- ment upon their spelling. It was pointed out, for example, that knoch" was hardly a fair orthographic symbol for notch." On the other hand, the lad who spelt "hydraulic" thus, ''hydrolick," was a little too fond of phonetic spelling. Mr Hayter. however, reminded the examiners that education in these minu:e details has only recently been expected oi engineers. In his younger days many clever engineers were comparatively unlettered. He knew one par- ticularly a.Me fellow, tha admiration of his profes- sion, who puzzed a.11 his comrades by the use after his name of the two letters S.I. ?At length some o ne was bold enough to ask what they meant. What was the answer ? Civil Engineer." In connection with the present distress and some of the worthless characters who trade upon it, a, good story is told of a reverend gentleman of Bristol. It appears that an old woman called upon him and told him such an aSocting story of a daughter and grandchildren reduced to the utmost want that he gave her half a crown. Soon after leaving his house he passed tho reciplent of hia charity talking to another woman, and overheard their conversation without being observed by tham. "Wet), have you been to old U.?" "Y e: and he gave mo this"—showing the half-crown ;upf'n which the other replied with glen, "Come along then, and we'll have something to drink out of it." They accordingly proceeded to a neighbouring public-house, ioHowed, sti!I unobserved, by the charitable C. They had two slassns of hot gin and water at the b:ir, gave the half-crown, .md the change was put on the counter. Tne ol woman was about to take it up, when MrL. p;t his h&nd over her shoulder and po,eszzcl,i Inms'.1,t of it before she could prevent him. "No, aa.d he, as she turned round to see who it was tnat m- terposed, the change belongs to old C. and he took it and went his way. ART IN DiFFMULTiKS.—It is well known that Mr Prinsep, the artist, has undertaken to painc a picture of the Imperial Assemblage at Dc]hi, in which the native princes wiH naturaHy p!ay a, prominent pMt. Few ure aware, however, of the dimcultiea that have attended his t!sk. The likenesses could barely be sketched in on the spot, so Mr Prinsep was compelled to snck out many rajah" at home." in the north and north- east, the centre, and south of India. In his recent work, Imperial India, he gives gome amusing particulars. The costume of the rajahs was Mr Prinscp's standing dimculty, bt-ing that part of themsalves which they are often must, anxious to see correctly reproduced. "Why, you've given only one eye t" said the Ma,ha.rani of Baroda of the young Guikwar's picture. "And why have you shown onlv two strings of pca.rl" from the tMs'jI of 1)7i,,r(,es fhlk¡,o portra.it was the nraf to bj be??n, though it will be the twen?v-fourth v.-h"a nnished. This distinguished India.n ruter sat a.)t the worse one day for wanting hLs breakfast, a.d the next for hnving had it. He was magiiiiieently bored from nrst to last he yawned and tolled <-n hia chair, while his attendants snapped their fingers "to prevent devils from jumping down his throat." Four men brought in the tra} s of jewels from which the day's ornaments were to be chosen, a fifth superintended the selection, and the sixth held up ? looking-glass which c.)st a- shilling. Scindia. was good-humoured, but impracticable, and declared sitting was worse than the hardest day's praying ho had ever had. Rewah, or Bagbel Khand, was ongmai in man- ners and appearance. He tied up his whiskers with a handkerchief to make them bnstle. His crown was an eccentric hat, worth forty thousand Pounds. Though barbaric in dress, he has a fair skin and quite European hands. He is much given to "pooja" (praying), but more so to sport. He said, "When tiger come, ponjn must wait." This is a specimen of his conversa- tion. Talking orJaIIawar, he said, "He little child, and stupid." "Silly" said the agent. "No; stupid. He a ass." "Why?" "He come to me and say. Maharajah well?' I say, I quite we!).' Then he say again, 'Maharajah well?' I say, 'Quite well.' He say again, Maharajah quite well'" I say, No Maharajah 'D. Oh, he a asa' Later on (to Mr Prinsep), i say, sar, when I sitting I put on durbar face." What is that?" "Like angry tiger." "Hungry tiger," said Mr Prinsep, misunderstanding him. "No, sar, not hungry; that mean passion. Angry tiger, that good word." An<t he proceeded to A oaJl up a comic expression.
G!RL8' GOSSiP. ).FROM TO-DAY'S "TRUTH."] Direst Amy,—Wo derived the usual after. noon's amusement from the private view at the Grosvenoro:tWednesday. Itisoneofthefunn- tions I won id not miss for the world. The crowd of celebrities by no means diminishes year by year; yet I missed a few wonted faces on this occasion. However,there were pientyof interest- ing peop'eteft, and not a fc.w amusing ones. Afnong the latter nmy be placfd the cmptv- headed geese who went about sighing to each other: "The worst of it is th:tt one knows nit the pictures by beart." The exhibition, as you are pro- bably aware, consists of a loan collection of Gains- borough's pictures, and among them are some of his masterpieces, the engravings from which have made them in a manner familiar enough. But it is not every day that one can see the and it made me feel quite cicss to hear the above observation repeated again and again. I quite longed to tel! the speakers that instead of dis- playing any special knowledge, as they doubtless intended, they were exhibiting a very special shallowness, and even ignorance. I am not going to toil you anything of the pictures, as the notices have nlied columns of the daily papers, which you must have seen. But I should like to bring before your mind's eve gome ofthepHopie. First, and taDest, come-! Gladys, Lady J.Jonsd,tle, looking superbly beautiful in her dark dress, short sealskin dolman trimmed with sable-tails, and small brown hat. Then, Lady Archibald CampbeII, the Rosalind of the open-air performance of As You Like It," given, at Coombs Lodge last season. She wore a long coat of some velvety material in mouse-colour, which was edged with wide bands of fur, and had a deep and high collar of the same, which came up to her ears. On her head, with its short, curled hair.wasquitethe most extraordinary headgear I have ever seen. It was a kind of long bag, of dark si)k, rather resembling a man's old-fashioned nightcap, such an one sees in old pictures, with a sort of jelly-bag point hanging down. This point drooped till it rested upon Lady Archibald's left shoutder. She, too, is more than common tail, so that this very original head dress was well in view of all observers. Now, here is another little sketch for vou. Imagine a' smalt, plump woman clothed in a. pehsae of ohve-green plush, with a Watteau pleat attheback. Abovearounda.ndhomelyface. rather like a russet apple, and with eyes of bead- like brightness and as restless as a sparrow's, p!ace ;). bonnet, a,!so of olive plush, crinkled in a.nd out in a wild and waving outline that a. painter might easily take for the bold sky-line of a dis- tant range of hills. There was something bright- coloured on this bonnet, but I do not remember what; stii), it harmonised with the restlessness of the wearer eyas. Another petite personne was all sleeves. These remarkable provisions for keeping the aims warm were, to put it mildly, startlingly adequateto the intention. They were made by dou'ohng the stutf up from the feet, to which the garment reached, and carrying it to the shoulders, thus making a sort of long bag, lined with red plush, the mantle itself consisting of dark blue, rough cloth. Does thia mean that we arengain to have an era of sleeves? A surprising person ha.d a s:arf of a pecuHar!y aggressive description. The colours were more absolutely depressing than anything I remember to have seen in the very height of the soi-disa)zt esthetic period of dress. A melancholy mauve formed tha ground, and on this was strewn a wan- dering. stark, and staring design of dingy gold. To make matters worse, this mad scarf was worn over a dress of spinach-green, so you msy imagine the lively effect of th whole. A very charming women had had the evil inspiration of trimming the top of her very tali. Lat with a g'ruup of majestic, downward- droopmg plumes, pretty enough in themselves, but quite hear:;e.like il their position. Some one else wore a bonnet that W;¡S ridicu- lously like a bre-,Ad basket—you know the boat shaped ones ?-turned upsicl', down. Agirlwho looked a,s though she had been that moment raised from the dead, had phmed a voluminous handkerchief of n, glaring :<jd colour over her shoulders rmd chest, thereby Increasing the Hvid- ¡lûs of hcr appcari'tlJœ. Two other unheatthy- !ooking girls wore go't'/ns of sickliest sadness. It was pleasant to turn to the bright faces present, and they were certainly in the majority, though most of the guests appeared to be looking tor some one they had lost in the crowd. Some of the men still make themselves took dreadful geese. One of thr'se, boid of design, being t'it and broad, wa,-i guitty of the eSeminacy of a redundant tie of softest sky-bhie silk, run through an antique ring. I loved the ring, but disap- proved of the wearer. I liked a mantle of grey pinab worn by a hand- some brunette, though tho shade of grey was rather cold. Another, of brocaded grey plush, warmer in tone, .'ind more ehborately fashioned, waswornbya,b!onde. ladmiredabrowncloth one, made in an indescribab!e way, with little sudden pleatiugs, and unexpected gusset; and headings in tints of garnet, go!d, and brown. When bRa,ds are very fine indeed, I like them, and also when they are cut into many facets. But there is a sort of coarse, middle-sized baa.dwork that always appears to me to be odiously vulgar. Isaw on Sa.urdaya lovely dress that has jus!; been completed for :). hunt ha)l in R"rc[ord°hire. The colours are doHciou- but the dittL'.itty is to describa them with ordinary black ink, and a poor, df)a.r, spavined little J" nib, such as the one with which I am struggling through this letter. Will no one ever invent a good, indus- trious, patient, and faithful littie pen ? But the gown'sthe thing." Wel),dea,r,thebociiceand train are of very soft, brocaded silk, the colour being a Iove]y shade, partly terra-cotta, and partly a. warm, rosy, salmon tint. The front of the skirt is of dead-icaf satin, in rather a, smiling phase of feuille-)no?-te, with plenty of yellow in it, just like the fading leaf of an apple tree in early October. This front is covered with a, long tabHerof psarl embroidery on white net, with little musical hara (as it were) of embroidered satin let in a,t intervals, repeating the coloura of the tia.tin and of the brocade. This Iove!y tablier ends in a, d<.ep and rich fringe of pea.rls, which falls ovsr and among the folda of a. pleated flounce, that edgea the skirt. The train is lined with the dead-leaf Fa,tin, and 19 folded over at tha sides in ztgzags (what a, horrid word to write !) so as to show the lining. A bit of embroidered net over satin is iet in down the front of the bodice, all the edges of which are outHned with p"arls. The basque I fal's over a short, double fr'H of the satin, which is abou' one of the best devices for sotting oS a pretty waist that I have everseen. The fan, gloves, and shoes all nutch tile terra-cotta bro- cade, an'l un tile fan, as well as ..budded o%er the dres- are groups of feather: shaded from dead leaf, through citron and pae gold, to a warm amber, and even orange. No.v, what do you think of it? I be- Meve the happy woman who it to wear it "as the ioveiiest diamonds, too. Some peopla ha-veevery- thing,havetheynot? We saw a prettv wedding on Saturday, at bt. George's. Hanover-square. The bi.de looked charming in her weddiug gown, ind "er four bridesmaid-<, two of whom ware tmy children, wore dresses of pale blue sura.h, trimmed with orev feathers and caps to match. The v'edding- party looked so happy an;j trl:si} and brLght as to ¡ in,)ke one realise that tnewor;d is not ail the tier rid place ore might imagme it to be frun study- ing the daily papers; and t!]::t ther? arc what our cultivated triend, Mr InaSIJir."t8. cal)s waysides (oases) in t.ne wUdernesg." I suppose he pictures to himseif, when ho says this, a nice litt,le sophis- ticated, banked-up footpath, safe to tread and welt- natten''d. with a gt'esn, protective be ige on either side. ladmiredthf ?eaponable, 8pn?io!e,and pretty frocks df-cribedaah?vin?bec' urn?ytha ,JJrldf'sma,d3 or Ludy MarKa.ret 'lJpton wh" wa. married to Mr Henry k.t iveok hwn cI,l, "l:eel c1 êjh 'Jl'apcd o-'er brown velvR!. Sk¡lt n-in';i)cd beaver. Their hat <md ;itu!Is ",f browD vervei: trimmed with Û;3:1V2f t,o m.')te!) the skirts. And what a charming h.).ru)ony in ,'7old and white ititi.it have been achieved by the bride-iQ'ud& "f Lord Auckland's daugrbter, Lhe Hon. DuleibeHa Eden, who was married iast week. They wore Gainsborough dresses or soft white sUk, with pointed bodices and fichus of tho same, largo caps, yellow shoes and stockings, and bouquets of yellow chrysanthemums. The two httle pages, the bride's bait-brother. wore Gainsborough costumes' of cremn coloured serere, three-cornered white hats, and cloaks lined with yellow Hille..Even better was the bride's R'oing-away dress, of white flannel, with cuKs, collar, and waistcoat of yellow embroidery, bat of golden brown velvet, trimmed with quaii.s, and long black velvet coat trimmed with wide bandofsab!e. I saw a erirl the other day with ivory earrb'K'' and necklet. Poor, m?uid?d creature -?-°t? thin? more hopelessly unbecoming can ?''° ?.y conceived. I have always thought ?°''a,y? unsuitable to the decoration of any ? ?u(: the the elephant and other tusky ?"?"'jreadfut vioience of the contrast between tna necktet and the b:ack sacin .,t )Il whicii it reposed would have been sumcient to co?nceme ofthetactiflhad ne.er?Y??-?h?ht ??IkinK costume, bctonRin? to a. trousseau I hivo nist s?on is well smted to the present cold we?. ? of very darl. blue velvet, the skirt beinE round and pleated. A Ion,, redingote, edged everywhere with a very deep sable border, falls over this skirt; the euSs, cap, and muS are of the s.ure fur, and of precisely tlw i'a:ne hue. 1.1'1' trimming ought to be pretty, for it cost thirty hundrpdpounds! ? An evening dreas (oa.rt of t)io same trou.se:tU) consists of a faiilc skirt the colour of a pink rose. Fiounce-' of exquisite Valenciennes border tD° sitk w'nc!) are cut into th" "hapn¿)f roso !e:<.ves. There i-; ncrevette tunic ;nd embroidered with pink Qowers. a Va!"ncicnn'!s waistcoat, and on tha side a most comp!ica,tcd and; graceful cascade of i):nk-coloured s-it,.ii ribbon. Your loving cousiu, ilIADGE,
CHURCH EXTENSION AT CAR- D!FF. t Opening of St. Catlierine's II' Canton. Sermon by Dean Vaughan. I Un Wednesday morning, a new church iilf K'ng's-road, Canton, of which a full descriptioB' has atready been given in the-ecoiumn.j, was. solemnly dedicated to divine worship, under the patronage of St. Catherine. Therewasatarga: congregation which tilled the pztrt of the sacred edifice completed, und the service was thoroughly congregational. Tne clergy robed tt the ad- joinmg mission-room, and amongst those present. were the Lord Bishop of Ltan'iaH (Dr. Lewis)t the Very Rev. the De&n (Dr. Va?han). th9 Venerable the Archde::coa Grimths. Canon Wood.! ?Chance'ior of the Diocese), the Revs. } C. J. Thompson, M.A. (vic:u- of St. John's, and chaplain to t,!? bishop); G. j Arthur Jones, M.A. (vicar o: St. Mary's),. F. J. Beck, B.D. (vica.r of Roath), R. J. Ives, M.A. (vicar of St. German's), Vincent Saulez, M.A. (rector of Canton), A. G. RusseU, M.A. (vicar of St. Stephen's), J. R. Bucldey (vica.r of LIandaS), Minor Canon Downing, Godtrey ¡ Woife, H. A. Coe, F. E. Nugee, J. G. Monro, R. Philhps, T. Rees, R. Gibbings, M. Evanson, and Henry Morgan. The jitter clergyman wi!I have charge of the new spiritual district. An unusual feature iu the body of was the presence of the Very Rev. S. G. Hatheriy, arch- priest of the patriarcna.1 throne of Constantinople. < This distinguished Greek priest ia at visiting Cardttf for the purple or ::)ini;;teru)g t'' the spjrituat necessities of his cn-t'eiigionists, and on Tuesday, which is kept by the ortho,lo$ church ot the east a.-j Christmas Day; he celebrated mass on board H.M.S. Thisbe, and dispensed the Hoty Communion to a, number of Greek sailors. Ris attendanctJ upon such an occasion, vested as he was in his clerical vestments, may be taken as evidencing his fraternal feelings towards the Anglican Church. The clergy and choir, headed by banner, marched iuf.o the church singing Brightly gleams our banner," and after another hymn,the Archdeacon of LIandaff .-ea.d the bishop's Jicence opening the buHding. The Miserere" was then sung kneeling, and after the blessing of tha attar, and special prayers and lessons from Scrip' ture, the choir rendered in excellent style th9 anthem, 0, how amiable are thy dweUings." Dean VAUQHAN was the preachbr, and he took for his text St. Paul's Epistle to the EphesiaoS II. 19-22. No more strangers and foreigners, but of the household of God, and a habitation of God through the Spirit." Having applied these worda to'the hearts of his hearers with his accustomed fervour, tha dean wont on to say 18,000 people are swarmmg round this church which will seat but a thirtieth part of them. What a provision is this for a church to oSer which calls itself the church of the nation, and angrily resents tho very sound of the word DIsestablishment!" This was the thought which moved tha breast o? Bishop OIIivant when he I&id upon us the burden of rearing up this new church it was a project very dear to the heart of that good old man, and thns far the work had gone on towards the fulfilment of his wish. Some persons might possibly make the fact of this building being nn unfinished, shapeless, and unsightly fragment, a p)ea. for withholding those g)fts which are wanting to make it beauti- fu!. beautiful it was in its design, as it pttseed from the skiHed and practised hand of its archi- tect, aud beautiful it would ba when a genera- tion arose which would think of the glory oi God. and of the g'ory of that temple, which, in the sight of God, was the habitation of the Spirit. Must I speak of a future generation, and not of that one upon which lie all the oppor- tunities and all the responsibi)it,ies of the day of grace that has come ? Where is that spiritual enthusiasm which buitt up from its waste the cathedral ofL!andaS?OrbasitaUbeen dissipated in that one pnort ? We will not believe it it is not true. Many inuuences are at work now in the town and church of Cardiff, and Canton shall not always be forgotten ia its poverty, whether material or spiritual. Two things we will say for this half-church which we open to-day. One of these speaks well for the honesty, the other for the practical good .sense ot its builders. They would not incur d-bt—m other words, they would not do evtl that good might come. Whatever might happen, they would pay their way, and when the money wa?i gone say so honestly, and throw themselves upon tha sympathy of those who had hearts. Then as to their good sense. They might have gratified thfir love of art by building nrst the most beautiful part of the church—the chancel— but they preferred to suspend any adornment until the necessary moans were forthcoming. It i is depressing that the church is at present without chancel and its proper length of nave. The circumstances of the moment are soiemn. The recent shock of & local bereavement ha.s stun? us we a.re mourning with a neighbouring family. To-day's newspaper, too, .told us that the metropolis had lost its spiritual head. The death of the Bishop of London, which re. moved the eldest, by consecration from the ep.sc pal bench, and one of its wisest and most excel' lent members, must be felt through the length and breadth of the Church. All these things weigh upon our spirits, as we throw open the doors of St. Catherine's Church for the perpetual u?e "if the surrounding people. May it be one of the many gathering p!acos of God's saints, and con- tribute towards the fabric of that spiritual temple, which shail be the habitation of God Himself through all eternity. A coliection. wh.ch amounted to J635 Its 2d, was made, and tho "Te Dcum" having bct-n suug before the altar, the service concluded by thu singing in procession of Onward, Christen soldiers. Mr R. Gould Thorno presided at the harmouium,and Dr EvansandMr C. H. frtestley (churchwardens of Canton), and Messrs C. Bil'fi, Waito and A. Arnott, rendered help in t!te pro. cecdtugs. Mr J. E. Dunn acted as muster of the ceremonies. Mr W. Treseder. nuseryman, has generously presented the committee of the church (through the rector) a number of young trees suitable for planting the churchyard. The thinks of the rector and Committee are tendered for this valuable gift.
KAY s Tic Pms, a specific m Neiiralgia, Fa,ce- :u'he, etc., 9id, Is Hd; postage Id Sold by ChemMts, Kay Bros., Stockport. 213 CHLORO-LixsEKU CouGH LozKXG)-.s,amedicate4 I.nseed extract, 6d; postage 2d. J??Y Bro?.. Stockp.'rt. I FEEF, SO WYAftY AID TIRFN" Is the excla,ma.tiou of many whom We tiailv meet, yofi they never pa.use to think or rctte: upon Île cau> of thisfeeiins. I may anse f.olll o,t.,L blond.' which. it ne!:]ect.ed. is the forerunner of serious ami chronic disorders. This weary and tired feehcs is nature warning us that there is sOleth¡; wrong, which musr. be .sec riKhr., or a. t ng a.nd !ittxer<n!; mness wi!l spfe,!i)y foiiow. Wha.t d?os na.ture require M throw off h.s, weary and ti,,d feelin-? >:he requireit to ha.Ye new life &nd energy imputed to all the urJns of tho body, a,nd the besr. 'iM;).ns to do i.o is to Mke "GwiIymHva.ns' QnmiueBine"s." which puritieathe blood, nud imparts new life an-[ energy. It i¡,t itiviitt. able to thoe \vhu are sui.erill: fto.M nrFec-iona of the w chest, indigestion, nervousness, debility in its worst l 'o")n' depression of sp)rits, a'.?t me'?ncholy. ) (.WILYM HVA?S'S QutXIXH .FITTERS.—iHE V?GnTABLH TOKir—This pren?'-ation '??,Y.??' ?ivcty titkea throt?h'tui: the country by P?. ? ?-?< ins from dt.bH.ty. I!vousnes"l,nrl genera.l e.xlull.tHI!l, MK'. if ?ny ?lue he .M?.d to .?"-??'??-?? e?.?cvof tb? medicine has bean ?.e.?LJy?t?- .ished. Its ciMm') h?e beNi 1??.?"???? ''Y ?s medi.a.1 ;<rof?ssion a.udothers.'?'.?'o?teMOy .:M written testimonial of en"neM men. fnc Qu;n;nt. Bitter. co;tta.in not only a; ?.?? '?nttty o: ?unnne in ach dose, but cho a.CtlV,f 1,1"I¡es of the tot.ow.ng woU.known herhs-s?P?'?- ?ttron. ?entia.u. tuven. d?'r ind da.ndeli"n t ? ?'? ot Qu'mue 's weU '-n ,'wnbu? th? "P?'' ?'? -??isfactor.Jy combined ?th?" ??'? ?ter overcoming const dcr?"?"?'?' ? PMprictorwM a.b)eto?rea Der?!y "?'?- P''?'-tt'on. combinina; ?U the ?Pnti? pre'pMt'RS ..jf the a.bove pia.nts in thei ?te? P'? ?"? '?ncentra.tion. Itis now e?Mshed ?? a. ?'y Me.ho.te a.nd is increasing r* popuia.r a.vour the more it ? ??w? ?ct tested. Uwyiim Ev&as's ?uinn)e Bitters is a. tonic ?cb-m?.jp,' gc!e"<?"y Mixed iu h?ppy pt-oportions. MODE OF AcnuN.—(And here ties the secret of the Ronedy.)-'i'ho Quinine Bittt-rs :). ve"ctable t?nc), i)y their pecutiar power, s?ren?th?n tha.t pa.rt, of the system which is we.<.kes. smd. theretore. moat ha,bie to co)dsa,nd their tttenda.nt. dis"a.se'. The in.. gre(lietit.- they contain ca.nnot be put .nco piils. but thw } patient ca.u follow his usu:],l \y)th.)ut fear of ?W!LYM EVAN&' QUININE BirrKRS a.re recommended hy Ooctors. Ana.Iysts, Che'msts Sold w 's 9d <tK<t 41 6ti Bottle. and Calles tlaee 4< gd Bottlu at 128 6i/ per ctM< by aU Chetittl;tv, or fro III the Proprietor, a?-ttt'/e /'Mf, ??oe? p?< CM'? coue?. N.B.—?o ona hould suffer without tryins: C.wUyuiHya.ns* Qutnmo Bitters.Mr (.WILYM Pv*,kNs F.C.S.. Propritor. a.bora.tory. Llanelly, SOuth 7086"1 Printed Mid Published hy thf Froprtetors, PAVID DUNCAN <& SONt. itt; their Steam PrintiH); Works, 75 and 76. ;St. Mary.stroet, and WestKa.te.stroet, in the town of Unrdiff iM the County of GHa,morgM i