"Here my poor begonia lies, Drop a tear and wipe your eyes— The door was open—if you had locked it, The bow with the kitten couldn't have knocked it."
The winter passed; and Ethel's birthday came in the spring.
"Here is a silver pencil for you to write poetry with," said Tom, mischievously. Poetry or not the silver pencil was worth having, and Ethel felt that teasing Tom was fond of her. Ah! what could she do without Tom, or without the teasing either? "Come into the greenhouse," he said; "there's a begonia for you."
"Is there? I thought I had all my presents."
She went racing to the greenhouse, and came back with a disappointed face. "Why do you cheat me, Tom? This is not the first of April."
"Come and see." He led her into the greenhouse to the pink begonia's grave.
They both stooped down to the corner of the earthen floor near the hot pipes.
There was a dark red folded leaf growing above the earth.
"Oh, Tom! it is my own dear old plant."
"Yes—it is growing up again for another summer," he said. "I found it a week ago; but I kept it for a birthday surprise."
"Tom," said Ethel, seizing his arm in her delight, "put my poetry in your pocket, and let us go and ask mother if we should put it in a pot."
"What? put the poetry in a pot? Whatever for?"
"Oh! no, I didn't mean that at all—I mean——"
"Never mind—here go the verses, though they've served their turn."
So the pink plant went into a pot again, and grew more beautiful than ever; and the only poetry Ethel ever made went into Tom's pocket.
STORIES TOLD IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY.
By EDWIN HODDER ("OLD MERRY").
As we walk round the building once more, I shall not attempt even to name the greater number of the Monuments, but confine myself to telling you something about the more remarkable ones. The earliest monuments were really the tombs of persons buried here; many of the modern ones simply commemorate illustrious men and women buried elsewhere.
We will first make the round of the chapels, and begin with that of St. Benedict, where once an indulgence of two years and forty days could be obtained by hearing mass at the altar. But the altar has gone, and in its place rises the stately tomb of Frances Howard, Countess of Hertford, whose effigy lies where once stood the candlesticks and sacred host. Close by is the tomb of Archbishop Langham, who was buried here in 1376, with his head towards the altar, little dreaming that that altar would ever be displaced to make room for the tomb of a heretic lady.
Through an ancient oaken screen we enter the adjacent Chapel of St. Edmund. Here is the once beautiful tomb of William de Valence, Earl of Pembroke, and half-brother to Henry III. Some of the monuments in this chapel are of great interest as examples of ancient art, but there is not much to say about their occupants. Frances Hokes, who died in 1622, is represented in Greek costume, and Horace Walpole and others have highly praised this statue. Close by lies Lady Knollys, who attended Anna Boleyn on the scaffold. In the monument of Elizabeth Russell we have the earliest of the sitting figures, which have been so strongly condemned by many who maintain that a recumbent or bowed figure is the only proper one for a tomb. Her marble finger points to a death's-head at her feet, and hence arose the story that she died from a prick of a needle, and some chose to add that it was a judgment upon her for working on Sunday. But we must leave the men and women "of high degree" who throng this chapel, and the tiny alabaster babies of Edward III. in their little cradle, and pass on to the Chapel of St. Nicholas. This chapel is rich in monuments of the Elizabethan era, and was once bright with gold and colouring.
Of the royal tombs in the Chapel of Henry VII. I have already spoken, but there are some others of great interest. One bay, or chapel, is nearly filled by the monument of James I.'s favourite "Steenie"—George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, who was assassinated by Felton at Portsmouth, in 1628. In another bay are two beautiful modern monuments, harmonising well with their surroundings: the one of the Duke of Montpensier, brother of Louis Philippe, the other of the late Dean Stanley. The Duke of Richmond and his beautiful Duchess, "La Belle Stuart," occupy a bay with their colossal canopied tomb. Of the other tombs in the Chapel of Henry VII., we should specially mention that of General Monk in the south aisle. He had a splendid funeral. For the three weeks that he lay in state forty gentlemen of good family stood as mutes with their backs against the wall, twenty each day alternately.
In the Chapel of St. Paul is the once gilded tomb of Lord Bourchier, the standard-bearer of Henry V. at the battle of Agincourt. The altar has given place to the tomb of Frances Sydney, the wife of Ratcliff, Earl of Sussex, who figures in Scott's story of "Kenilworth." Near at hand is the tomb of Sir Thomas Bromley, the Lord Chancellor, who presided at the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots. But the chief feature of this chapel is the colossal marble effigy of James Watt, the celebrated improver of the steam-engine—a splendid monument, from the chisel of Sir F. Chantrey.
The adjoining chapel, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, contains the tomb of one of Cromwell's officers, Colonel Edward Popham. Where the altar once stood stands the loftiest monument in the Abbey—the tomb of Queen Elizabeth's Chamberlain, Lord Hundsdon. The old statesman had waited long for an earldom, which the queen had granted and revoked three times over. She came at last to see him, and lay the patent and the robes of a peer on his bed. "Madam," said the old man, "seeing you counted me not worthy of this honour whilst I was living, I count myself unworthy of it now that I am dying."
Visitors are not admitted into the beautifully sculptured, but dark, little chapel of Abbot Islip. Just beyond it we enter what is now called the eastern aisle of the south transept, formerly the separate chapels. Here we find the celebrated tomb of Sir Francis Vere. Above the warrior's effigy, supported by four kneeling knights, is a plain canopy, upon which lies his helm and breastplate. Looking round, we see many interesting memorials: Admiral Kempenfelt, who went down in the Royal George; Sir John Franklin, who perished among Polar icebergs: Telford, the engineer; Sir Humphry Davy, the philosopher: all these and many others are commemorated in this aisle.
Emerging now into the north transept, we find ourselves amongst what has been termed "the dead Parliament of Britain." Famous statesmen look down upon us from their marble pedestals, and beneath the central pavement are the graves of Chatham, Pitt, Fox, Castlereagh, Canning, Wilberforce, Grattan, and Palmerston. The magnificent monument to the great Earl of Chatham cost 6,000 pounds. Close beside it stands the huge pile of sculpture by Nollekens, in memory of the three captains who fell in Rodney's famous victory over the French in April, 1782. Nearly opposite to Chatham's monument is Chantrey's fine statue of Canning. On each side the transept, and in the contiguous western aisle, the eye rests upon sculptured marble bearing honoured names—Warren Hastings, Richard Cobden, Palmerston, Beaconsfield, and others whose lives are part of our country's history. As we stand here we may well remember the words of Macaulay: "In no other cemetery do so many great citizens lie within so narrow a space. High over these venerable graves towers the stately monument of Chatham, and from above, his effigy, graven by a cunning hand, seems still, with eagle face and outstretched arm, to bid England to be of good cheer, and to hurl defiance at her foes."
From the north transept we pass to the nave along the north aisle of the choir. Here we enter what has been termed a "Musicians' Corner;" amongst a few other organists and composers lies Henry Purcell, whose epitaph (written by Dryden) declares that he has gone to "that blessed place where only his harmonies can be excelled." The sitting figure of the great philanthropist, William Wilberforce, a little farther on, is not generally admired.
Passing through the gate into the nave, we see against the choir screen on our left the monument of Sir Isaac Newton, with a tedious list of his discoveries. Proceeding along the north aisle we see to the left the new pulpit for the Sunday evening services, and near it is a brass of life-size on a slab covering the grave of the eminent engineer, Robert Stephenson. Another slab close by shows the Victoria Tower and a ground-plan of the Houses of Parliament. This is the grave of the great architect, Sir Charles Barry. The famous African explorer, David Livingstone, lies in the centre of the nave. Turning again to the north wall we see about the centre of the numerous monuments one to the Right Hon. Spencer Perceval, First Lord of the Treasury, who was shot in the House of Commons by Bellingham, in the afternoon of May 11th, 1812. In this aisle I was going to say lies, but more correctly stands the body of Ben Jonson, who is buried in an upright position.
At the end of the aisle are the monuments of a few famous statesmen. Among them are Mackintosh the historian, Tierney the orator, Lord Holland, Zachary Macaulay, friend of Wilberforce, and father of the great historian; and Charles James Fox. The great rivals, Fox and Pitt, as we have seen, are buried near each other in the transept. Their monuments are also near together—that of Pitt, by Westmacott, represents the great orator trampling on the French Revolution, in the attitude well known to the House of Commons at that day.
Passing some immense military memorials of little interest nowadays, and the busts of Canon Kingsley and the poet Wordsworth, we now turn along the southern wall of the nave. Here is the monument of the dramatic poet Congreve, and that of Admiral Tyrrell, who was buried at sea in 1766, always attracts the notice of visitors. Many allegorical emblems surround the representation of the Admiral's resurrection from the depths of the sea. The clouds above are so like pancakes as to have given the tomb its familiar name of "The Pancake Monument." Farther east we reach the monument of the unfortunate Major Andre, executed as a spy by General Washington in the War of Independence. The monument has been frequently injured and repaired, as the heads of Washington or Andre have been again and again broken off by persons having strong sympathies for one side or the other.
In the south aisle of the choir we pass on the left the curious monument of Thomas Thynne, representing in relief the murder of that gentleman in Pall Mall. In this aisle also is the monument of the well-known Dr. Watts. It was erected here a century after his death; and still more recently two other great Dissenters were commemorated close by—John and Charles Wesley—the former the founder of the religious society that bears his name, and the latter justly called "the sweet singer of Methodism."
Passing the remarkable monument which shows us Admiral Shovel dressed as a dandy of the period, and reclining on cushions under a canopy, we enter the south transept, or Poets' Corner. Geoffrey Chaucer was the pioneer of the children of genius in this hallowed spot. He was buried here in 1400. Nearly two hundred years passed on, then Spenser was laid near by. As we gaze round us we behold such a crowd of honoured names that it is difficult to select any for special mention. Just at our feet is the black marble slab that covers the grave of Charles Dickens. Close by lie the historians Grote and Lord Macaulay. Other gravestones cover the mortal remains of the wit Sheridan, the learned Dr. Johnson, Old Parr (who lived under ten kings and queens, from Edward IV. to Charles I.), &c. The monument of Cowley recalls his grand funeral, which was attended by about a hundred coaches full of nobility and eminent personages. Close by is a noble bust with the simple inscription—"J. Dryden." The monuments to Milton and Shakespeare were erected here by admirers long after their death, and are quite unworthy of their fame. Gray, Thomson, Goldsmith, and many other poets who were not buried here, are commemorated on the walls and columns. The beautiful bust of the poet Longfellow is one of the most recent additions to the interesting features of Poets' Corner. A tablet to Granville Sharp reminds us how that good man exerted himself on behalf of the slave Somerset, and procured from twelve English judges the famous decision "that as soon as any slave sets his foot on English ground he is free." The allegorical pile in memory of the "Great Duke of Argyll" strikes the eye of every visitor. The monument to Dr. Busby, the famous Westminster schoolmaster, is a fine piece of sculpture. Addison represents Sir Roger de Coverley as standing before it and saying, "Dr. Busby! a great man; he whipped my grandfather; a very great man! I should have gone to him myself, if I had not been a blockhead—a very great man." If we turn round we see the statue of Addison himself, by Westmacott, in the farther corner of the transept. He was very fond of meditating in the old Abbey, and in the Spectator are many beautiful thoughts suggested by his visits to the place. I will conclude our survey of the tombs with a few of his words:—"When I look upon the tombs of the great, every emotion of envy dies within me; when I read the epitaph of the beautiful every inordinate desire goes out; when I meet with the grief of parents upon a tombstone, my heart melts with compassion; when I see the tomb of the parents themselves I consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow. When I see kings lying by those who have deposed them, when I consider rival wits placed side by side, or the holy men who divided the world by their contests and disputes, I reflect with sorrow and astonishment on the little competitions, factions, and debates of mankind. When I read the several dates of the tombs, of some that died yesterday and some that died six hundred years ago, I consider that day when we shall all make our appearance together."
THE BIRDS' PETITION.
We four little birdies, scarce able to fly, Are starv'd with the cold of the frosty sky; Through the trees and the hedgerows the white snow is driven, And lies around everywhere under the heaven; It hangs on the woods, it covers the wold, It spreads over city, and hamlet, and hold.
Happy ye little folk! sheltered at home From the blasts that over the white world roam; You are merry and gay 'mid your plentiful stores, Oh, think of us ready to die out of doors!
The ground yields no worm, few berries the trees, Oh, throw us some crumbs, little folk, if you please!
So, when the summer-time comes with the flowers Decking the meadows, the wild wood, and bowers, Every garden and grove shall resound with our song: Oh, hear now our cry, for the winter is long! The berries are scarce, so deep lies the snow, But there's comfort in crumbs for birdies, you know!
About the Mistletoe.
The mistletoe is a shrub which grows or lives upon certain trees, such as the apple, pear, and hawthorn. It is found also on limes, poplars, firs, and sycamores, and, more rarely, on oaks—contrary to the popular belief. The white berries are full of a thick clammy juice by which the seeds are fastened to the branches where they take root. The mistletoe has been the object of a very special regard for centuries, and traces of this high esteem still survive in the well-known Christmas custom. One variety of this practice has it that each time a kiss is snatched under the mistletoe, a berry is plucked from the bush, and that when the berries have all been removed the privilege ceases. The Druids thought that the mistletoe which grew upon the oak possessed magical virtues, and they valued it accordingly. One of their priests in a white robe cut off the precious bush with a golden knife.
Badges of the Apostles.
The painters of the Middle Ages used to represent the Apostles with special badges which were generally symbolical of some incident in their lives. Andrew was depicted with a cross, because he was crucified; Bartholomew with a knife, because he was flayed; James the Greater with a pilgrim's staff and gourd bottle, because he was the patron saint of pilgrims; James the Less with a fuller's pole, because he was slain by Simeon the fuller with a blow on the head with his pole; John with a cup and a winged serpent flying out of it, in allusion to the tradition that the apostle was challenged by a priest of Diana to drink a cup of poison. John made the sign of the cross on the cup, whereupon Satan, like a dragon, flew from it, and the apostle drank the cup with safety. Judas was represented with a bag, because he bare the bag and "what was put therein;" Jude with a club, because he was killed by that weapon; Matthew with a hatchet, because he was slain by one; Matthias with a battle-axe, because after having been stoned he was beheaded; Paul with a sword, because his head was cut off with one; Peter with a bunch of keys and also with a cock, in reference to the familiar episodes; Philip with a long staff surmounted by a cross, because he died by being hung by the neck to a tall pillar; Simon with a saw, because he was sawn to death; Thomas with a lance, because his body was pierced with a lance.
The Yule Log.
Who has not heard of the huge log (or clog) of wood that is laid in the fireplace on Christmas Eve amid great pomp and ceremony? It is lighted with the brand of last year's log which is always carefully preserved for the purpose. During the burning of the log there is much merry-making and songs and dances and telling of stories. It was the subject of several superstitions. If it did not burn all night that was looked upon as a misfortune, and if a barefooted or squinting person came to the house while it was burning that also was a bad omen. The name Yule carries us back to the far-off ages when the heathen nations of the North held their annual winter festival in honour of the sun.
The Senses of Bees.
Experiments conducted by Sir John Lubbock seem to show that bees have a preference for blue flowers. Besides this curious display of a colour sense, there is some reason to believe that these "busy" insects may possibly possess in a very rude state the power of hearing. Some bees were trained to come for honey placed on a musical box, on the lawn close to a window of the house. The box was made to play several hours daily for a fortnight; it was then brought indoors out of sight, but close to the open window, about seven yards from its former position. The bees did not, however, find the honey, though when it was once shown to them they came promptly enough.
Abolition of Christmas Day.
On December the 24th, 1652, there appeared in a small gazette called the Flying Eagle one of the most curious statements ever published in connection with Christmas Day. It told how the House of Commons had that day been considering the business of the Navy, and how, before it separated, it had been presented with a "terrible remonstrance" against Christmas Day. "In consequence of this," the Flying Eagle went on to say, "Parliament spent some time in consultation about the abolition of Christmas Day, passed orders to that effect, and resolved to sit on the following day, which was commonly called Christmas Day."
The Dancing Bird.
The forests of Nicaragua are the home of a dancing bird, variously called "Toledo" from its whistling note, and "Bailador," or "Dancer," from its curious jumping action. A naturalist has described their remarkable performances. Upon a bare twig about four feet from the ground, two male Bailadors were seen engaged in a song and dance. They were about eighteen inches apart, and alternately jumped two feet into the air, alighting always in the same spot. As soon as one bird alighted the other bird jumped up, their time being like clockwork in its regularity, and each "accompanying himself to the tune of 'to-le-do'—'to-le-do'—'to-le-do,' sounding the syllable 'to' as he crouched to spring, 'le' while in the air, and 'do' as he alighted." The performance was kept up for more than a minute, when the birds found they were being watched, and made off.
A few words current in the United States are being gradually adopted in England. The number of new words coined in America is said to be very small indeed, as compared with the number of fresh meanings which certain words have been made to bear. Of the former "caucus"—a political committee—and "Yankee" are examples. Of the latter "smart" used for "clever," and "clever" for "amiable," are specimens. But even among the different States of the Union, verbal peculiarities are found. When the new Englander "guesses," the Western "calculates," and the Southern "reckons," but these various terms are all meant in the one sense—namely of thinking or supposing. In the New England States, "ugly" is employed for "ill-natured," and "friends" for "relations." Some of the words in vogue in the Middle States are survivals of the original Dutch colonists—as "boss," an employer or manager, and "loafer," a vagabond. As to the Western States, it has been amusingly observed that "every prominent person has his own private vocabulary." Like the Emperor Sigismund the Great, who was "above grammar," the Western States folk are superior to dictionaries.
On the tables of the squires and nobles was sometimes seen at Christmas and other festive seasons a peacock pie, but so costly was the dish that it was only the very wealthy who could face such extravagance. At one end of the pie the peacock's head, in all its plumage and with beak richly gilt, appeared above the crust, while at the other end the tail with feathers outspread made a brave show. The dish, however, was regarded more in the light of a superb ornament to the table, for it was not very good eating.
This epithet applied to the famous soldiers of Cromwell was at first used as a nickname of Cromwell himself. Mr. Picton, in his well-known life of the Lord Protector, quotes a letter from a Northampton gentleman, written just before the battle of Naseby. The writer speaks of King Charles's army as being much impressed with the news "that Ironsides was coming to join with the Parliament's army." And when "Ironsides" reached them the cavalry "gave a great shout for joy of his coming to them."
Migration of Storks.
The storks pass the winter in the warmer climes of Africa. When the time for migration has arrived, they leave in great flocks, flying at a considerable height. Their wings are large, and have a great sweep, and consequently, their flight is powerful. The company of pilgrims, when at rest, afford much amusement to onlookers, and as they have the habit of constantly clacking their bills together, it will be easily believed that the uproar thus caused is a terrible nuisance. Colonel Irby likens the noise to a rattle, and if you will try to imagine the effect of hundreds of rattles, you may, perhaps, be able to form some notion of the disturbance that these storks create at the time when they are enjoying periods of well-earned repose.
The "Little Folks" Humane Society.
THIRTY-FOURTH LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS
Officers' Names are printed in Small Capital Letters, and the Names of their Members are printed beneath. Where a short line, thus "——," is printed, the end of an Officer's List is indicated.
AGE 48966 Emily L. Neul 16 48967 Martha Hatch 15 48968 Emily Jenn 17 48969 Elzbth. Sardeson 18 48970 Mary Sardeson 16 48971 Edith A. Capes 12 48972 Agnes Pike 19 48973 Emma Warman 13 48974 C. H. Sardeson 11 48975 J. E. Sardeson 13 48976 Kate Probyn 11 48977 Emily Probyn 15 48978 Blanche Probyn 13 48979 F. M. Garrett 12 48980 A. G. Probyn 17 48981 Frank Sorrell 20 48982 Beatrice Sorrell 17 48983 Emmie Mansell 7 48984 Albert Mansell 9 48985 WINNIFRED M. HODGSON, Sandgate 9 48986 Kate Batchelor 13 48987 Fredk. Wraight 20 48988 Charles Wraight 18 48989 Percy Gordon 9 48990 Kate Gordon 15 48991 Maud Gordon 12 48992 Ella Gordon 10 48993 Violet Gordon 5 48994 Elizbth. Walkely 6 48995 Fredk. Walkely 9 48996 E. E. Walkely 11 48997 M. A. Walkely 7 48998 Nellie Pascoe 5 48999 T. E. Ellen 19 49000 Clara Turner 15 49001 Gussie Hills 8 49002 Charley Hills 8 49003 Albert Hills 10 49004 B. Langford 17 49005 Thos. Langford 14 49006 A. Langford 12 49007 James Hannon 10 49008 Mary Hannon 7 49009 Michael Hannon 5 49010 Esther Hannon 9 49011 Charles Sutton 10 49012 Fanny Sutton 14 49013 Mary Sutton 15 49014 Charles Pope 9 49015 George Pope 11 49016 Emma Richmond 10 49017 Jane Webb 17 49018 Eva Burville 11 49019 M. J. Doughty 15 49020 Richard White 11 49021 Sarah Garby 6 49022 Edith Allebone 8 49023 Annie Allebone 10 49024 Anne Haynes 17 49025 Anne Harnden 19 49026 Nellie Sage 13 49027 B. Fitheridge 7 49028 Annie Phillips 18 49029 Rose Hull 10 49030 Emily Rogers 9 49031 George Keeler 12 49032 M. Cunningham 19 49033 Rosetta Standing 10 49034 Lorie Terry 10 49035 E. Anderson 20 —— 49036 Ailie M. Tobin 6 49037 LILY M. LITTLEWOOD, Stoke Newington 15 49038 M. E. Townsend 12 49039 W. S. Townsend 7 49040 A. J. Townsend 14 49041 Jennie Wright 17 49042 A. L. Westbeech 18 49043 B. K. Wright 16 49044 M. G. Wright 15 49045 Ethel M. Wright 13 49046 A. E. Wright 11 49047 Henry J. Stanley 15 49048 Annie S. Biss 16 49049 Robert Blakeney 10 49050 E. Blakeney 13 49051 Flory W. Bailey 8 49052 Norah M. Boyce 10 49053 Annie Boyce 8 49054 Mary Davies 10 49055 Harriet Herbert 18 49056 J. W. Hayden 15 49057 Rupert Hailey 11 49058 George D. Hare 17 49059 Wm. A. Hare 19 49060 B. C. Hare 15 49061 Ada C. Hall 9 49062 Emily G. Kent 14 49063 Fredk. Kent 7 49064 Arthur G. Kent 8 49065 P. W. Kent 12 49066 Edwd. S. Kent 10 49067 Susan King 18 49068 Jas. I. Langley 8 49069 A. B. Littlewood 18 49070 Rosa Maxwell 17 49071 Annie E. Miles 7 49072 P. G. Murray 13 49073 H. V. Oldham 12 49074 Fredk Palmer 8 49075 Willie Palmer 7 49076 A. G. Palmer 12 49077 Wm. Reason 17 49078 Emily Reason 19 49079 Charles Riett 19 49080 B. Scatchord 17 49081 Harold Swinhoe 11 49082 Charles Swinhoe 14 49083 Ethel Swinhoe 8 49084 D. M. Stanley 12 49085 Mabel C. Smith 19 49086 Alice C. Smith 13 49087 Blanche C. Smith 9 —— 49088 L. E. Lithgow 14 49089 A. M. Gibbons 16 49090 M. L. Gwyer 6 49091 F. M. Hooper 13 49092 E. G. Bamber 10 49093 F. B. Walton 14 49094 Adelaide Walton 11 49095 Henry Blake 12 49096 EMILY M. NEWCOMEN, Warwick 15 49097 Percy Goodacre 12 49098 Arthur Goodacre 9 49099 H. Goodacre 11 49100 Frank Hirons 14 49101 Rowland Boyes 8 49102 T. Barnett 13 49103 Alice Timns 20 49104 Herbert Rolls 20 49105 Ethel Evans 6 49106 Wm. Boyes 13 49107 E. Richardson 17 49108 Nellie M. Fardon 16 49109 Amy Wackrill 14 49110 Ethel Lightoller 11 49111 Annie Widdows 12 49112 G. J. Wackrill 17 49113 S. E. Trehearn 20 49114 Jane Boyes 11 49115 E. E. Humphries 8 49116 William Kennett 5 49117 Thos. Clements. 6 49118 Elzbth. C. Heath 15 49119 A. J. N. Kennett 7 49120 Lilly Long 13 49121 Alice Griffin 14 49122 Florce. Fardon 13 49123 G. Allibone 15 49124 Emma Hanes 12 49125 Annie Lees 18 49126 A. E. Wilkins 18 49127 Lizzie Randall 15 49128 A. M. Pankhurst 14 49129 E. Bradshaw 18 49130 Annie Bailey 21 49131 Sarah Noon 20 49132 Margaret Jacobs 11 49133 R. Garnham 9 49134 Annie Evans 9 49135 F. Bradshaw 9 49136 M. A. Bradon 11 49137 Elsie Dutton 14 49138 Harriette Dutton 11 49139 Florence Beech 12 49140 Lizzie Beech 8 49141 Maud Beech 10 49142 Frank Beech 11 49143 Esther Lidgett 18 49144 Emily Greenfield 9 49145 Janet Granfield 10 49146 Geo. Bastock 14 49147 W. Marshall 21 49148 W. Jones 20 49149 ALICE B. R. PAVEY, Charmouth 11 49150 Jane Berry 8 49151 E. H. Berry 11 49152 Harold Hunter 12 49153 Ada Hunter 8 49154 Willie Hazard 8 49155 Harry Hazard 9 49156 Alice Hodder 10 49157 D. Nicholls 19 49158 S. T. B. Rudd 8 49159 Lucy G. Dunn 8 49160 Mary Cozens 10 49161 Annie Lockyer 11 49162 Martha A. Jay 11 49163 Alice L. Jay 9 49164 John W. Jay 7 49165 Fredk. B. Jay 5 49166 Harry Pryer 13 49167 Annie Pryer 12 49168 Emma Pryer 10 49169 Ellen Pryer 9 49170 K. Norris 10 49171 Frances M. Norris 8 49172 A. B. Kerbey 9 49173 F. E. Kerbey 12 49174 G. M. Pavey 9 49175 Mabel S. Jacob 16 49176 A. M. Wynne 13 49177 Mary F. H. Rye 13 49178 L. A. A. Hatchard 14 49179 A. M. Simpson 15 49180 Jennie C. White 13 49181 F. G. Parker 13 49182 F. M. Loughain 10 49183 A. M. Lambert 14 49184 A. M. Furlonge 12 49185 Lizzie Cornick 15 49186 Ida Beatty 17 49187 Constance S. Bell 14 49188 Mary A. Reed 16 49189 Ferry L. Davis 13 49190 F. T. Davis 16 49191 Edith M. Millard 10 49192 C. B. Millard 11 49193 F. Mainwaring 11 49194 E. M. Mainwaring 7 49195 J. M. Venour 8 49196 Ethel A. Lang 11 49197 Evelyn Venour 10 49198 A. M. B. Smith 14 49199 F. C. B. Smith 17 49200 N. B. Smith 15 49201 I. M. Andrews 8 49202 Florce. Berry 6 49203 E. J. C. Andrews 11 —— 49204 Eva M. Clarke 14 49205 L. M. Breton 13 49206 Ada M. Breton 16 49207 K. A. Patchell 11 49208 Grace Pittock 10 49209 Rose Pittock 9 49210 F. G. Pittock 11 49211 John Gidley 17 49212 Elizbth. C. Gidley 13 49213 M. F. Gidley 12 49214 CHARLES FELTON, Hunmanby 11 49215 George Coultas 8 49216 Arthur Coultas 10 49217 Fredk. Dosdill 9 49218 George Duke 9 49219 Margt. Thorpe 7 49220 A. E. Thorpe 10 49221 Jane Ratcliffe 18 49222 Gertrude Riddell 14 49223 Florence Boultby 10 49224 Wm. Wightman 17 49225 Nelly Parsons 7 49226 Samuel Swann 17 49227 Ada Ratcliffe 8 49228 Mary Swann 20 49229 John Swann 15 49230 Florce. Bullock 6 49231 Julia Boultby 6 49232 Joshua Swann 9 49233 Teresa Thorpe 12 49234 Anne Cooper 8 49235 Florence Murdy 13 49236 Pollie Murdy 20 49237 George Corner 13 49238 Sarah Corner 16 49239 Harry Wesson 8 49240 Francis Fisk 20 49241 Emma Brown 7 49242 Louisa Swann 6 49243 Clara Richardson 7 49244 Annie Grundy 8 49245 Kate Jenkinson 20 49246 Freddy Crisp 7 49247 May Flower 6 49248 Lina Leibrandt 8 49249 Lena Leibrandt 10 49250 Lizzie Denman 9 49251 John Herbert 10 49252 Walter J. Smith 16 49253 Henry Felton 8 49254 Florence Mather 7 49255 William Thorpe 11 49256 Gerty Adamson 6 49257 William Felton 17 49758 John Joynes 8 49259 L. Newton 11 49260 Herbt. Marchant 19 49261 F. Abbott 16 49262 Ernest Christian 17 49263 Samuel Smith 12 —— 49264 Fredk. Martin 11 49265 Willie Dickins 10 49266 Mollie Dickins 8 49267 EMILY J. RUTTER, Chiswick 14 49268 Lizzie Ravenhill 15 49269 Freda Sumpter 12 49270 Therza Sumpter 17 49271 Janet Armstrong 16 49272 Ada Cleave 15 49273 Annie Cleave 14 49274 Emma Armstrong 18 49275 A. Churchman 14 49276 F. Pilkington 16 49277 Eva Line 17 49278 Thomas Downs 10 49279 Ella Harrolt 14 49280 Louise Line 13 49281 Ada L. Davey 13 49282 Kate Green 11 49283 Lizzie Green 19 49284 Sarah Smith 17 49285 Ada Downs 15 49286 Lily Warner 11 49287 Mabel Mills 6 49288 Mabel Seaton 11 49289 Mary A. Greatree 20 49290 Augusta Meyer 11 49291 Albert E. Meyer 17 49292 Josephine Meyer 20 49293 Mary Randall 16 49294 Minnie Purser 15 49295 E. C. Richardson 13 49296 Clara E. White 13 49297 Olive E. Baxter 13 49298 Harry E. Rutter 8 49299 B. C. M. Praeger 11 49300 Maria Elliott 13 49301 Edith Elliott 2 49302 Ada Miles 14 49303 J. Gillingham 14 49304 Kate Foster 13 49305 Annie Knight 10 49306 Alice Lord 15 49307 Isabella Gabrielle 15 49308 Jessie Foster 10 49309 E. P. Richards 15 49310 F. E. Baker 14 49311 Annie E. Jolly 15 49312 Fredk. Meyer 17 49313 Percy Tilly 16 49314 Alice Mills 11 49315 Bertrum Mills 9 49316 C. Lambert 13 49317 A. Mudd 10 49318 E. Mills 8 —— 49319 Ida Bowker 10 49320 Edward Eldrid 13 49321 H. Bobbins 14 49322 Gabriel Banderet 13 49323 Anna Vivenot 11 49324 Betsy Borton 16 49325 Mary B. Harpin 11 49326 John H. Harpin 9 49327 Emma Wilkinson 15 49328 BERTHA CUNLIFFE, Manchester 13 49329 Bernard Evans 8 49330 Sarah Stott 12 49331 Mary Brisbane 19 49332 Samuel Brisbane 13 49333 J. Wm. Brisbane 15 49334 Maggie Stott 14 49335 Alice Howell 14 49336 Minnie Atkinson 11 49337 Lizzie Abbott 12 49338 Maggie Brisbane 10 49339 F. M. Webster 13 49340 Minnie Harrison 13 49341 J. Brooksbank 8 49342 Mary Rangeley 15 49343 H. Howell 16 49344 Maud Rangeley 14 49345 Maud M. Steele 9 49346 G. Howell 13 49347 Lilian Steele 13 49348 Kate Howell 6 49349 Christine Lowe 13 49350 Francess Parry 10 49351 Kate Mence 13 49352 Isabella Backwell 9 49353 A. Williamson 12 49354 Daisy Steele 11 49355 Wm. Mather 18 49356 Hetty Bramall 9 49357 J. Brisbane 7 49358 Mary E. Lloyd 12 49359 Jn. L. Mather 4 49360 Anne Powell 13 49361 Annie Mather 8 49362 Ella Chorlton 10 49363 Edith Farnell 13 49364 Edna Rogerson 11 49365 Mary Ogden 12 49366 Lillie Kennington 11 49367 Jessie Mather 10 49368 Agnes Currie 13 49369 Edith Rhodes 16 49370 Clara Emery 12 49371 Arthur Mather 16 49372 Jessie Leech 11 49373 N. Darnborough 12 49374 Annie Stretch 14 49375 Lucy Birchal 10 49376 Emily Mather 12 49377 Sarah Gilbody 12 49378 Gertrude Powell 8 49379 HELEN E. RAY, Norwich 11 49380 Edward Girling 18 49381 Edith M. Bunnett 14 49382 Gerty Langham 10 49383 G. M. Willett 9 49384 Kate Dinnington 12 49385 M. A. Donaldson 9 49386 M. S. Donaldson 10 49387 Grace E. Bush 11 49388 Lucy Morter 12 49389 Mary Green 11 49390 Dora Goodwyn 10 49391 K. M. Ireland 10 49392 C. A. H. Brown 7 49393 Alice Holmes 14 49394 Bessie Hubbard 11 49395 Philip H. Girling 13 49396 Sidney R. Ireland 12 49397 Ethel Griffin 13 49398 Ida J. Smith 9 49399 M. M. Farmar 12 49400 Margaret Cook 11 49401 Helen Cook 12 49402 Amy Salmon 11 49403 J. M. Troughton 10 49404 Lizzie Shepheard 10 49405 Edith A. Mack 14 49406 E. J. Williams 13 49407 Deborah Cook 13 49408 Emma Bond 12 49409 Isabel Johnson 15 49410 M. E. C. Wells 12 49411 Ellen A. Butler 10 49412 A. M. Everett 9 49413 E. K. Chapman 13 49414 Mabel A. Bush 12 49415 M. E. E. Gooding 14 49416 May Saul 10 49417 Louisa Oldfield 13 49418 Edith F. Salmon 15 49419 E. S. Hardingham 12 49420 A. E. Taylor 16 49421 Martha Mase 11 49422 M. H. Smyth 11 49423 Helen L. Turner 9 49424 Lily Girling 14 49425 M. H. Everett 9 49426 Caroline Garrett 9 49427 M. B. Burrows 10 49428 Margaret Girling 11 49429 M. A. O. Self 9 49430 Francis H. Duck 4 49431 BEATRICE E. BLADES, Sutton 15 49432 Emmie Abbott 13 49433 Amy Balcombe 15 49434 I. M. Balcombe 12 49435 Marian Berry 8 49436 Bessie Berry 7 49437 Alice Binks 16 49438 Agnes Binks 9 49439 Amy Binks 11 49440 Emily Bower 19 49441 Cordelia Bower 17 49442 Nellie Bower 10 49443 Ethel Bosworth 11 49444 Louisa Bracey 12 49445 Mabel Bracey 7 49446 Alice C. Colby 17 49447 Lilian Colyer 16 49448 Alice Colyer 14 49449 Percy Colyer 13 49450 F. E. Colyer 10 49451 Alice Cork 13 49452 A. C. Smith 16 49453 Effie Dresser 15 49454 Nellie Dresser 13 49455 E. R. Dresser 11 49456 Alice Drew 15 49457 Daisy Fisher 11 49458 Winnie Fisher 9 49459 Ethel Gabb 13 49460 Violet Griffith 15 49461 Beatrice Hobbs 15 49462 Constance Home 13 49463 J. E. Houlston 15 49464 Pattie Huskisson 13 49465 Percy Huskisson 15 49466 Maggie Knight 16 49467 Jennie Knight 16 49468 Alice Lancaster 15 49469 Winnie Lancaster 11 49470 M. E. Langridge 16 49471 Edith Larner 12 49472 Ethel Mileham 11 49473 Mary Perry 17 49474 Jessie Miller 14 49475 Maude Rayner 13 49476 Maria Rayner 10 49477 Lizzie Rayner 8 49478 Richard G. Rolls 8 49479 Ethel Turner 11 49480 Mary White 14 49481 Mary Williamson 16 —— 49482 Amy S. Coulton 13 49483 Maude H. Platts 15 49484 Louisa M. Price 14 49485 A. B. Vine 8 49486 GRACE PETTMAN, Ramsgate 14 49487 Grace Holladay 12 49488 Lillian Nash 11 49489 Frances Bone 9 49490 Florrie Bone 13 49491 Margaret Palmer 16 49492 Aggie Sutton 12 49493 Florce. Garwood 11 49494 Sally Sutton 10 49495 Anna Wood 18 49496 Nellie Bowers 11 49497 Annie Spain 13 49498 Minnie Spain 6 49499 Harriett Goodson 14 49500 Freddy Goodson 10 49501 Kitty Church 12 49502 Walter Spain 7 49503 Florence Jones 9 49504 Sarah Covern 12 49505 Minnie Nouel 13 49506 Mary L. Nouel 11 49507 Ethelbirt Nouel 9 49508 Ann M. Nouel 6 49509 Florence Newby 12 49510 Mabel Newby 11 49511 F. I. M. Larkin 12 49512 Winifred Barnes 9 49513 James F. Barnes 15 49514 E. M. D. Barnes 13 49515 S. P. Martin 11 49516 Howrd. Musgrove 12 49517 Edwd. Musgrove 13 49518 A. M. Musgrove 9 49519 M. E. Musgrove 8 49520 R. W. Musgrove 5 49521 E. H. Musgrove 11 49522 Percy Makins 9 49523 Leslie Farrier 8 49524 F. C. Archer 17 49525 K. Schwengers 8 49526 Jane Makins 14 49527 Harry Makins 5 49528 Susan Cadman 11 49529 Walter Cadman 6 49530 Joseph Cadman 10 49531 Hilda Cadman 8 49532 Minnie Sherred 5 49533 Samuel Sherred 8 49534 Robert Sherred 11 49535 Annie Sherred 15 49536 Jessie S. Sherred 19 49537 ALBERT ABRAHAM, Liskeard 13 49538 Thos. H. Pascoe 20 49539 A. E. Morcom 19 49540 Lucy Rich 19 49541 Arthur Pooley 18 49542 S. A. Playne 18 49543 Ernest Cullen 18 49544 Chas. Ainge 17 49545 Ernest J. Snell 16 49546 Ellen Davey 16 49547 Alice Stowe 17 49548 Edward Ainge 15 49549 Alvena Bradford 15 49550 Fredk. E. Moon 15 49551 Wm. Middleton 14 49552 John Broad 14 49553 William Daniel 14 49554 J. Cheynoweth 14 49555 R. S. Truscott 14 49556 Thos. Wonnacott 14 49557 J. E. S. Old 14 49558 Samuel Raby 14 49559 Herbert Dyer 13 49560 John West 13 49561 Percy Snell 13 49562 Arthur Sampson 13 49563 Fredk. Edgcumbe 13 49564 Thomas Roberts 13 49565 Joseph Hill 13 49566 Mark Sampson 12 49567 Charles Rule 12 49568 Arthur Hodges 11 49569 Wm. Stoneman 11 49570 Edmund Skinner 11 49571 John A. Little 11 49572 Joseph H. Pearce 11 49573 Wm. Dunbar 10 49574 Arthur Rule 10 49575 Samuel Sampson 10 49576 Edward Wright 10 49577 Rose Lyne 9 49578 Willmot Wright 8 49579 Percy Lyne 7 49580 William Rowe 19 49581 William Brenton 15 49582 Edith M. Tinney 15 49583 Charles Hambly 14 49584 J. S. Blandford 14 49585 Thos S. Peters 14 49586 D. R. F. Wilson 16 49587 R. G. F. W. Green 15 49588 Geo. A. Northey 14 49589 William Pollard 14 49590 John Martin 13 49591 H. J. Trethewy 12 49592 John B. Old 13 49593 William Grose 12 49594 John Scantlebury 12 49595 Arthur E. Pearse 11 —— 49596 Eardley Vine 6 49597 Nellie Sykes 8 49598 A. M. Potter 9 49599 Edith Jenkins 14 49600 Nellie Corke 13 49601 Kate Jenkins 12 49602 Herbt. Barham 8 49603 Wm. Worssell 7 49604 Richd. Worssell 10 49605 F. J. Williams 10 49606 A. E. Chapman 12 49607 Robert J. King 11 49608 E. W. Mann 12 49609 C. E. J. Phillips 10 49610 LILIAN STONEHAM, Ampthill Square, London 12 49611 May Broom 10 49612 Ernest Stoneham 9 49613 S. W. Stoneham 12 49614 Alice Dorington 9 49615 H. G. Humphries 7 49616 M. E. Humphries 9 49617 L. M. Gossling 7 49618 A. M. Edwards 7 49619 Richd. H. Bendy 8 49620 Katie Hill 6 49621 G. F. Collins 7 49622 E. H. Bendy 6 49623 N. A. J. Saunders 9 49624 M. A. Sanders 8 49625 John S. Gretton 7 49626 F. E. Summerfield 10 49627 E. E. Copping 11 49628 M. L. Summerfield 8 49929 A. C. Stoneham 13 49630 Sarah Neuff 10 49631 G. A. M. Gillott 14 49632 Mildred Jones 13 49633 Louisa Harragan 13 49634 Rosina Wight 11 49635 Kate Carter 10 49636 L. Melvill 10 49637 Ella Wyand 17 49638 Edith Pasmore 13 49639 Amy Carter 12 49640 Lydia Dansie 7 49641 May Soper 11 49642 Alfred Kingsbury 8 49643 Alice Pigot 10 49644 Lilian C. Soper 15 49645 Rosa Soper 13 49646 Blanche Wyatt 14 49647 Helen Melvill 10 49648 Maud Middleton 10 49649 Christabel Jones 8 49650 A. A. Langsford 15 49651 I. Macculloch 14 49652 Ethel Wyand 15 49653 Clara Rowley 10 49654 Gertrude Ellwood 11 49655 Beatrice Jones 14 49656 Louie Appleton 12 49657 H. G. Rowley 15 49658 Annie Davis 11 49659 Alice Loomes 12 49660 Annie Cox 14 —— 49661 E. Ballefant 8 49662 FLORENCE C. BARRETT, Poplar, Lond. 12 49663 George Gilley 17 49664 T. H. Shepherd 18 49665 C. E. Peckham 11 49666 Katie Fischer 12 49667 Grace Allen 8 49668 H. E. Worland 11 49669 Sophia A. Gilley 11 49670 Beatrice Merralls 14 49671 Geo. R. Miller 7 49672 H. J. Birleson 16 49673 C. S. Richardson 14 49674 E. H. Merralls 13 49675 Clara Bull 11 49676 John Gilley 9 49677 M. C. Phillips 11 49678 A. H. Oughton 6 49679 Ellen Quantock 13 49680 Wm. Birleson 9 49681 M. A. Woodrow 16 49682 Annie Atkinson 6 49683 Percy A. Bull 9 49684 A. Hatterleys 10 49685 L. E. Abraham 8 49686 A. M. Peckham 10 49687 A. E. Birleson 9 49688 W. T. Merralls 10 49689 E. M. M. George 15 49690 Jane Quantock 12 49691 Sarah E. Evans 9 49692 Samuel Gilley 15 49693 Maude Allen 9 49694 G. C. Peckham 8 49695 A. M. Scotten 12 49696 C. Woodrow 12 49697 Thomas Gilley 13 49698 Harriet Holgate 18 49699 Wm. H. Miller 10 49700 Charlotte Scotten 14 49701 B. W. Allan 20 49702 W. C. M. Barrett 15 49703 Reuben Merralls 8 49704 M. S. Worland 15 49705 G. M. Gilley 18 49706 S. F. Birleson 11 49707 Sarah A. Stains 7 49708 Annie C. George 12 49709 Edith. M. Miller 15 49710 Geo. E. Girard 9 49711 H. J. Abraham 10 49712 A. M. Merralls 7 —— 49713 Clara Kemmins 14 49714 Walter Kemmins 10 49715 Cyril Walton 13 49716 O. Schofield 8 49717 Esther Schofield 7 49718 Rosa M. Davies 12 49719 M. L. Struthers 20 49720 A. L. Lowndes 14 49721 F. Masterson 12 49722 Amy Atkins 13 49723 Violet Jackson 15 49724 KATE M. BOYD, Belfast 10 49725 Frank Ward 7 49726 Robert J. Stewart 6 49727 Bessie Lamble 15 49728 Elias Lamble 12 49729 George Moore 7 49730 Ellen P. Weir 5 49731 Charles Weir 3 49732 Aggie Nesbit 7 49733 David T. Ward 10 49734 John Whiteside 12 49735 Lizzie Whiteside 19 49736 Chas. W. McMidd 16 49737 Alexandra Cosby 11 49738 Jane Mitchell 6 49739 May McKinstry 15 49740 Annie Hamilton 13 49741 Mary Mitchell 9 49742 L. Shaw 6 49743 L. MacDonald 13 49744 Minnie Rainey 9 49745 Sam Fitchie 7 49746 James H. Shaw 11 49747 John Macnamara 15 49748 May Purdon 7 49749 Wm. McDonald 8 49750 Ida Mitchell 14 49751 Edward Purdon 4 49752 James Steward 7 49753 Ellen T. Shaw 8 49754 S. C. Ward 17 49755 Thos. Whiteside 6 49756 L. Chamberlain 8 49757 John Shaw 16 49758 Isabella Frazer 15 49759 D. Richardson 7 49760 S. McKinstry 13 49761 E. J. McMinn 17 49762 M. Chancellor 17 49763 Mary E. Frazer 11 49764 Selina McMinn 10 49765 Wm. McCann 18 49766 David Mitchell 12 49767 Ethel Browne 6 49768 Agnes Gilbert 15 49769 H. MacGregor 7 49770 Hugh Cooper 11 49771 Frances Moore 6 49772 F. MacGregor 5 49773 S. Crawford 14 49774 Isabella Gilbert 10 49775 Annie MacGregor 8 49776 Robert Browne 11 49777 VIOLET ANDERSON, Kensington 12 49778 Lottie Wilson 5 49779 Geo. Middleton 12 49780 Emma Mugford 9 49781 Rhoda Taylor 10 49782 Frank Coombs 7 49783 Poly Humble 4 49784 John Martin 3 49785 Annie Patinson 4 49786 George Humble 6 49787 Mary Nash 7 49788 Florence Wiles 10 49789 Rosy Hudson 3 49790 Robert Copeland 10 49791 Martha Isaac 10 49792 Annie Turner 10 49793 Nathaniel James 6 49794 M. Raulerson 11 49795 Percy Pollard 4 49796 Arthur Bennett 3 49797 Katie Kinton 4 49798 Lizzie Cannon 6 49799 L. G. Hudson 6 49800 Isabella Bennett 9 49801 Emily Easton 10 49802 Ada Vogan 6 49803 Robert Pollard 11 49804 Frank Galliford 8 49805 Louisa Floyd 2 49806 Jane Vogan 8 49807 Beatrice Mayfield 9 49808 Albert Coomber 10 49809 Rose James 3 49810 Maud Martin 7 49811 Ada Barnes 5 49812 Richard Porch 7 49813 Kate Coomber 12 49814 Clara Cannon 9 49815 Sarah Ball 10 49816 Nellie Dixon 11 49817 Fanny Barnes 7 49818 Charles Ball 5 49819 Ada Ball 13 49820 Eliza James 12 49821 Annie Mayfield 7 49822 Edwd. Pullinger 15 49823 Julia Hudson 9 49824 Lizzie Pattinson 10 49825 Ada Cullingford 11 49826 Albert James 10 49827 Arthur James 8 49828 Amy Baker 11 49829 Arthur Stone 10 49830 Arthur Bennett 5 49831 Louisa Rogers 11 49832 George Barnard 6 49833 William Pullinger 9 49834 Fanny Porch 4 49835 Ada Pollard 13 49836 Annie Utling 7 49837 Rose A. Hudson 3 49838 Thomas Mitchell 14 49839 Rose Pullinger 11 49840 Norah Willison 10 49841 Robert Pullinger 12 49842 Adolphus Ball 6 49843 Alice Allen 13 49844 Alice Vogan 11 49845 Harriett Humble 12 49846 Alice Hall 9 49847 Thomas Pollard 14 49848 Henry Hazell 11 49849 Alice Barnard 4 49850 Edith Taylor 5 49851 Maud Mason 7 49852 Ernest Butter 10 49853 E. E. Rawlerson 13 49854 Florence Hatcher 8 49855 C. Wharton 9 49856 Alice Humphries 9 49857 Harry Mugford 5 49858 George Martin 10 49859 Mirabel Turner 8 —— 49860 E. C. M. Wright 11 49861 Eleanor Wright 13 49862 Ethel McMaster 12 49863 Philis England 13 49864 ETHELIND KENNEDY, Stewartstown 14 49865 Annie Brown 10 49866 R. J. Stevenson 15 49867 C. S. Dudgeon 11 49868 Maggie Simpson 5 49869 Charles Graham 6 49870 K. McGahey 10 49871 John S. McGahey 8 49872 Ethel McGahey 5 49873 Alexander Martin 8 49874 John Megaw 13 49875 M. E. Shepherd 10 49876 Alexndr. Shields 11 49877 H. J. Russell 12 49878 Thomas Nichol 10 49879 M. D. McGhee 11 49880 Emma McGhee 8 49881 Charlotte Reid 10 49882 Wm. Hamilton 5 49883 Robert Hamilton 8 49884 Mary S. Brown 5 49885 J. T. Kempton 9 49886 Hugh Elder 9 49887 Mary J. Turtle 9 49888 Robert J. Turtle 12 49889 Maggie J. Gibson 12 49890 Mary H. Gibson 10 49891 Emma B. Gibson 8 49892 Edith Gibson 5 49893 Sarah Thompson 5 49894 H. Thompson 9 49895 M. J. Thompson 11 49896 W. J. Thompson 13 49897 Chas. Abernethy 13 49898 H. T. Abernethy 10 49899 L. Abernethy 9 49900 M. Abernethy 7 49901 A. Steenson 6 49902 Thos. Bingham 12 49903 Samuel Bingham 11 49904 Sarah J. Bingham 6 49905 Sarah A. Devlin 5 49906 Mary M. Devlin 9 49907 R. J. Devlin 9 49908 Maude C. Woods 14 49909 James Clements 8 49910 John Clements 12 49911 C. Clements 10 49912 R. D. Steenson 12 49913 Minnie Steenson 6 49914 Meta K. Woods 9 49915 Robert S. Woods 7 49916 Sara T. Woods 12 49917 Hugh Peers 8 49918 Hugh Brown 10 49919 Marcus Reid 12 49920 Hannah Martin 6 —— 49921 Maud S. Frisby 13 49922 Ethel L. Smith 7 49923 Alice Newton 11 49924 Maud Bullock 9 49925 William Godfry 10 49926 Emily Martin 8 49927 Walter Raine 10 49928 Annie S. Bond 16 49929 Edith H. Bond 8 49930 A. M. Annandale 13 49931 Agnes A. Rose 17 49932 ELIZABETH DOLE, Bristol 14 49933 Agnes Porter 19 49934 Agnes Place 19 49935 Augusta Harris 18 49936 Lizzie Harries 17 49937 Florence Morgan 17 49938 Alice Sewell 17 49939 Katy Rickens 16 49940 Frances Rebbeck 16 49941 Mary Dole 16 49942 Rachel Dole 16 49943 Constance Wadge 15 49944 Edith J. Sewell 15 49945 Mary Verier 15 49946 Ermy Loxton 15 49947 Susan J. Rickens 15 49948 Rosa Major 15 49949 Anna M. Gibbs 15 49950 Florence Hicks 15 49951 Mabel B. Peirce 15 49952 Marion L. Cundell 15 49953 Marie Heine 14 49954 E. M. Gatcombe 14 49955 Agnes Winstone 14 49956 Eleanor Durston 14 49957 Elizabeth Arney 14 49958 Mabel Major 14 49959 Gertrude I. Sewel 14 49960 Nellie Coe 14 49961 Fanny Gregory 14 49962 Kathleen Place 14 49963 Florence Pope 14 49964 Edith Tyler 14 49965 Maggie Morgans 14 49966 Isabel Nicholson 13 49967 Edith C. Morgan 13 49968 Jessie Slade 13 49969 Mary I. Butler 13 49970 Emily Edis 13 49971 F. Cullingford 13 49972 Lillie Basset 13 49973 Marion K. Bell 13 49974 Mary A. Hicks 13 49975 Janie Jones 12 49976 Florence Hartnell 12 49977 Emma Bennett 12 49978 Beatrice Quick 12 49979 Bessie Hayward 12 49980 George Peirce 11 49981 Katie Bowyer 11 49982 Julia Stuart 11 —— 49983 Harry J. Eder 13 49984 Solomon Ososki 13 49985 C. W. Sax 15 49986 William Hunter 13 49987 John Russell 14 49988 John Parker 14 49989 William McMunn 9 49990 William Whisker 13 49991 Arthur S. Everest 8 49992 Henry D. Everest 12 49993 Ellen S. Bull 13 49994 E. Hetherington 8 49995 Jane Robinson 12 49996 D. Monnington 8 49997 Richard Caldecott 7 49998 Ann Hetherington 13 49999 Florence Bodley 10 50000 G. C. Stephens 15
A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE "LITTLE FOLKS" HUMANE SOCIETY.
Fifty thousand Officers and Members—such is the printed muster-roll of The LITTLE FOLKS Humane Society. As most of the Readers of LITTLE FOLKS are aware, however, this does not comprise all the names on the Register of the Society—for since this grand total was reached many hundreds of Children have enrolled themselves; nor does the fact that in future the publication of the Lists will be discontinued (as announced on page 55 of this Volume) signify that the work of the Society—which has been so enthusiastically carried on since it commenced in January, 1882—is accomplished. On the contrary, the Editor earnestly trusts that his Readers will not only still come forward in large numbers and become Members, by sending in their "promises" to him, but will also, in the future as they have in the past, continue to induce their relatives and friends to enroll themselves under the Society's banner. For it should be remembered that the Dumb Creation always stands in need of help and protection; and it is to a great extent by the aid of such associations as The LITTLE FOLKS Humane Society—founded for the purpose of inculcating in the minds of children Kindness towards Animals—that the claims of the weak and defenceless creatures around us are recognised as they should be.
The names of all who fill up and sign the "form of promise" (which is again printed on the next page), and send it to the Editor, will, as heretofore, be duly inscribed on the Register of the Society; and Certificates of Membership will be forwarded to any who desire to have them, if stamped addressed envelopes be enclosed for the purpose. (The limit of age for enrolment is 21).
Members will also be eligible to become Officers of the Society and receive Officers' Certificates if they induce Fifty other Children to join, and send in that number of "promises" to the Editor, all together; but the small book and medal hitherto awarded to Officers will, in future (as stated on page 55), be given only to those who, in sending up their Fifty "promises," enclose a certificate from a Parent, Teacher, or other responsible person, stating that the collection of such "promises" had been commenced prior to July 1, 1884.
The wonderful progress made by The LITTLE FOLKS Humane Society since its institution in January, 1882, has, the Editor feels sure, been a source of much gratification to all who have taken part in its work; and while tendering thanks to the Officers and Members—comprising representatives of every rank and station, and living in all parts of the globe—who have so zealously and heartily co-operated with him, he can only express the hope that in the accounts of the Society which he proposes to give in LITTLE FOLKS from time to time, he may be able to record the same satisfactory progress in its growth during future years as he has in past ones.
The "form of promise" to be signed (which should be copied on half a sheet of note-paper and forwarded to the Editor, after being filled up, and attested by a Parent, Teacher, or other responsible person) is as follows:—
To the Editor of LITTLE FOLKS.
[Here insert full name]
I ..................... hereby undertake, as far as it lies in my power, to be kind to every living creature that is useful and not harmful to man.
[Full name] .........................
[Address] ........................ ........................
Witness [of signature] .........................
All communications to the Editor in reference to the Society should have the words, "LITTLE FOLKS Humane Society," on the left-hand top corners of the envelopes.
TRUE STORIES ABOUT PETS, ANECDOTES, &c.
HOW A WILD DUCK SAVED HER CHILDREN.
Dear MR. EDITOR,—Our river is so shallow that in some parts reeds grow in it, where wild ducks are very fond of building their nests. Once, shepherds who were with the cattle, near that river, saw a wild duck, with eighteen little ones swimming about, and as the little ducks were so small they thought it would be very easy to catch them. So accordingly they got into the water, and were trying to catch the young ones, when they perceived that the old duck, instead of flying away, as they expected she would do, was turning over in the water as if she were hurt. The shepherds seeing this, thought it would be very well to catch her first, as it seemed a very easy thing to do, so they went over to where she was. Meanwhile the little ducks got safely hidden in the rushes, and the old one seeing that her children were out of their enemies' reach, flew into the air and left the shepherds standing with nothing.
THE PRINCESS SOPHIE GAGARINE (Aged 12-1/2.)
8, Place Catharine, Odessa.
THE SAGACITY OF ANTS.
Dear MR. EDITOR,—A friend recently told me that when walking in his garden one day he noticed an ant seemingly examining a dead caterpillar which lay on the path. Then it returned to its nest, but soon came back with several others. These, walking round the caterpillar, examined it carefully, as did the first. Home they all went; soon they returned with still more of their companions, then they formed a long column, very like a rope, and dragged him to the edge of the path. The nest being in the flower-beds they had to pull him over the tiles surrounding the garden, but once over this difficulty on they toiled until after a quarter of an hour's hard work they reached their nest.
ARCHIBALD HURD. (Aged 15.)
Elmcroft, Tottenham Lane, Hornsey, N.
A KIND HORSE.
Dear MR. EDITOR,—The other day, as I was walking along the road, I saw a horse do another a deed of kindness. One poor horse was out in the road without anything to eat, and the other in a field with plenty of grass. The horse that was in the field picked a mouthful of grass and put his head over the gate; the poor one then took it out of his mouth and ate it up. This was done five or six times. The horse then neighed, as much as to say, "thank you," and walked on.
ARTHUR W. WHITE. (Aged 11.)
Stickland School, Blandford.
PRIZE STORY COMPETITION FOR DECEMBER.
In the place of a "Picture Page Wanting Words," the usual Monthly Prizes are offered for the best Original Stories on the subject of "A Skating Adventure," namely—-a Guinea Book and an Officer's Medal of the LITTLE FOLKS Legion of Honour for the best Story; and a smaller book and Officer's Medal for the best Story (on the same subject) relatively to the age of the Competitor, so that no reader is too young to try for this second prize. All Competitors must be under the age of 16. The Stories, which are not to exceed 500 words in length, must be certified as strictly original by a Parent, Minister, Teacher, or other person of responsible position, and must reach the Editor on or before the 10th of December (the 15th of December for Competitors residing abroad). In addition to the two Prizes and Officers' Medals some of the most deserving Competitors will be included in a Special List of Honour, and will be awarded Members' Medals of the LITTLE FOLKS Legion of Honour. It is particularly requested that each envelope containing a Story should have the words "December Prize Story Competition" written on the left-hand top corner of it. (Competitors are referred to a notice respecting the Silver Medal, which was printed on page 115 of the last Volume.)
LITTLE DOCTOR MAY.
Little Daisy playing 'Mid the ripening corn, Pierced her plump white finger With a cruel thorn.
Home she flies, eyes clouded With a mist of tears; Little bosom trembling With vague childlike fears.
Brother Leonard lifts her Lightly from the ground; May, beside her kneeling, Tends the swelling wound.
Softly takes a needle— Knows what she's about— Pricks, and lo! the hidden Thorn slips safely out.
Daisy's fears have vanished, Tears are passed away— Leonard dubs his sister Little Doctor May.
Words from "LITTLE FOLKS."
Music by the REV. F. PEEL, B.Mus., Oxon
1. Come along, bairnies, laughing and singing, The echoes all ringing around as you go; Come, for the fairies with chill little fingers Have seiz'd on the raindrops and turn'd them to snow.
Come along, bairnies, laughing and singing, The echoes all ringing around as you go.
2. Come, watch the white flakes softly descending, Still, never-ending, silent, and slow, Folding a mantle of beauty around us, A mantle of flickering, fluttering snow.
3. Come, rosy fingers, gather the treasure! Bright looks of pleasure I see as you go; Laughing and singing, The echoes all ringing— Oh, the delight of a day in the snow!
OUR LITTLE FOLKS' OWN PUZZLES.
DOUBLE DIAGONAL PUZZLE.
If definitions of the objects and scene shown above be placed one under the other in the order indicated, the diagonals, left to right, will form the names of two well-known cities.
MENTAL HISTORICAL SCENE.
An old man is seen in a dungeon, dressed in rags and covered with mud. A slave enters with a sword, evidently for the purpose of murdering him, when he stops suddenly, awed and frightened by the prisoner's face and stern voice, as he demands if he has the presumption to kill him. Then the slave rushes from the cell, declaring it impossible to despatch such a man. Who is the prisoner?
NELLIE ELLIS. (Aged 15-1/4).
Frost Hill House, Liversedge, Yorkshire.
The initials read downwards will give the name of a great musician.
My first is one of England's public schools. My second is one of the continents. My third is a planet. My fourth is one of the largest rivers in Europe. My fifth is one of the Christian festivities. My sixth is the opposite to rejoice.
MILDRED C. WATSON. (Aged 12.)
When the missing letters have been supplied, the whole will form a verse from one of Cowper's poems.
W x e x t x e x r x t x s x w x r x i x r x u x e x , B x e x d x n x f x o x t x e x o x a x r x d x , S x u x h x w x t x a x i x d x g x a x t x i x n x o x n x e x o x h x r x o x n x r x s x o x s.
HENRIETTA PUTTOCK. (Aged 13-1/4)
Clevelands, Billingshurst, Sussex.
1. A volcanic mountain. 2. A sign of sorrow. 3. A designation. 4. An extent of surface.
1. A sweet-scented herb. 2. A thought. 3. Not distant. 4. An article of pastry.
1. A range of mountains. 2. A trial of speed. 3. A portion of land. 4. A mocking look.
LOUIE W. SMITH. (Aged 15-1/4.)
11, Woodside Terrace, Glasgow.
BURIED NAMES OF FLOWERS AND TREES.
The initial letters of the following flowers and trees, if put together, will form the name of a town in England.
1. That pot is made of iron. 2. To and fro several times he went. 3. You can sit in the porch, Ida. 4. Mamma, please may I have that book? 5. That reel may do for the kitten.
A. K. M. WHITE. (Aged 15.)
7, Carlton Crescent, Southampton.
The following will form a well-known verse by Wordsworth.
Nzib szw z orggov ozny, Rg'h uovvxv dzh dsrgv zh hmld, Zmw vevibdsviv gszg Nzib dvmg, Gsv ozny dzh hfiv gl tl.
AMY G. MERSON. (Aged 14)
De-la-pole, Cottingham, near Hull.
My first is in ache, but not in sore; My second is in pippin, but not in core; My third is in pie, but not in tart; My fourth is in wheel, but not in cart; My fifth is in sole, and also in pike; My whole is a fruit which all of us like.
JANIE WILSON. (Aged 11-1/2.)
Jessiefield Offerton, near Stockport.
1. 5 + reri = a piece of water. 2. 51 + egarf = weak. 3. 54 + lye = bright. 4. 56 + e = bad. 5. 11 + as = an imaginary line. 6. 506 + azr = a mask. 7. 104 + li = polite.
EFFIE E. BELL. (Aged 14.)
Market Place, Swaffham.
1. A consonant. 2. A fish. 3. A fragment. 4. To comprise. 5. A celebrated musician. 6. To roll down. 7. Not ever. 8. A large expanse of water. 9. A consonant.
H. BELL. (Aged 13-3/4.)
St. George's Mount, New Brighton, Cheshire.
PRIZE PUZZLE COMPETITION.
The Puzzles given in the November and the present number of LITTLE FOLKS form, as announced, the WINTER COMPETITION.
In the WINTER COMPETITION there will be a First Prize of a Guinea Volume; a Second Prize of a Half-Guinea Volume; a Third Prize of a Five-Shilling Volume, awarded in EACH DIVISION, viz., the SENIOR DIVISION for girls and boys between the ages of 14 and 16 (inclusive), and the JUNIOR DIVISION for those under 14 years of age. There will also be awards of Bronze Medals of the LITTLE FOLKS Legion of Honour to the three next highest of the Competitors following the Prize-winners in each Division.
Solutions of the Puzzles published in this number must reach the Editor not later than December 8th (December 12th for Competitors residing abroad), addressed as under:—
The Editor of "Little Folks," La Belle Sauvage Yard, Ludgate Hill, London, E.C. Answers to Puzzles. Junior [or Senior] Division.
Solutions to Puzzles must be accompanied by certificates from a Parent, Teacher, or other responsible person, stating that they are the sole and unaided work of the competitor. No assistance must be given by any other person.
Competitors can be credited only under their own name.
The decision of the Editor of LITTLE FOLKS on all matters must be considered final.
The names and addresses of Prize and Medal winners will be duly published in LITTLE FOLKS.
GAME PUZZLE FOR DECEMBER.
SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS: A GAME FOR FOUR PLAYERS.
Our readers will all recollect the classical story of Scylla and Charybdis, the former a maiden changed by Circe into a hideous sea-monster, who threw herself into the sea and became a rock, the latter changed by Jupiter into a foaming whirlpool. Vessels which avoided the rock of Scylla were oft-times prone to fall into the dangerous whirlpool of Charybdis.
On this legend our Puzzle this month is based, though the two classical dangers will be now only two little children who will try to seize on the argosies which their brothers and sisters send through the straits.
To begin which, settle a subject on which you will have your Competition—Botany, History, Geography, Astronomy, Natural History, or any other you may select—then cut out a number of pieces of cardboard about this size—
For ordinary subjects you may be able to cut out from the largest type used in the daily or weekly papers, syllables that will meet your requirements, but for special subjects, such as Botany, Astronomy, &c., you will find it better to write your own pieces of cardboard in a good bold, clear style.
You will want a considerable quantity of syllables, and the words in all cases should range from simple ones, easy to be discovered, to more difficult and puzzling words.
Having got a quantity of syllables, arrange them in three groups: (1) the simple words, (2) the more difficult, (3) the most difficult. Keep these groups in separate boxes, and these separate boxes again in one large box marked with the subject of the play.
Four players now arrange themselves thus: two as mariners, one at either end of the table, and two as Scylla and Charybdis, one on each side of it.
The ship will consist of a little Japanese tray, or lid of a cardboard box, with a piece of string fixed at either end to draw it by. In this are placed the syllables forming two words, and one of the mariners draws it slowly across the table. As it passes along, Scylla and Charybdis try to discover the words it contains, and if they can do so ere it passes they appropriate the cargo, and the ship reaches the opposite end of the table from which it started empty! It is again freighted and sent back, this time perhaps its contents are not discovered. And thus the game goes on till all the words are exhausted, when a count is made. Suppose 50 words were sent across the straits, the record might read:
The Mariners gained 27 words Scylla and Charybdis gained 23 words ——- The game won by the Mariners by 4 words.
Now we will proceed to give our Puzzle. The syllables given below will be found, when correctly sorted out and arranged, to form the names of the characters indicated in the explanatory notes at the foot.
+ -+ + + + -+ + + -+ ih igna van so pe mor tius ba -+ + + + -+ + + -+ nuc varn no hah no car re chi -+ + + + -+ + + -+ lac hage delo to nn tt aca ll -+ + + + -+ + + -+ nem nvon yola ense chi ann lla ca -+ + + + -+ + + -+
1. The "Michael Angelo" of Spain.
2. A cruel Roman Emperor, assassinated by a soldier.
3. He is said to have written the lines—
"When Adam delved and Eve span, Where was then the gentleman."
4. A German physician, whose motto was: "Similia similibus curantur."
5. A page, soldier, philosopher, and Jesuit.
6. A Swedish philosopher.
7. A Florentine painter; he has a celebrated picture in the Louvre, called "Charity."
8. A Prussian statesman, author of various works.
9. A Spanish navigator who assisted Pizarro.
10. A Quaker, founder of a colony, author, &c.
11. A celebrated general in Afghanistan, &c.
12. An Italian musical composer who wrote several oratorios, operas, and masses.
- - - ko mar new yps th di wa cam - - - po add cia bla peg nus chr ina - - - nch gla ila pe ing rd ist gio - - - dst gate one om nti ard ton ch - - -
1. An antiquary who left money to the Oxford University for "a copy of English verses."
2. Emperor of the East, married the widow of Theodosius the Younger.
3. French historian and member of Legislative Assembly.
4. A self-taught Ayrshire sculptor.
5. A hospodar of Moldavia and Wallachia.
6. A Bishop of Salisbury, astronomer and mathematician.
7. Author of "Rape of the Lock."
8. A Speaker of the House of Commons, Premier, and Home Secretary.
9. A French aeronaut, killed by the explosion of a balloon.
10. The Papal legate who attended the trial of an English Queen.
11. A Swedish Queen who, having abdicated, abjured Lutheranism, and was pensioned by the Pope.
12. A Lord of the Treasury, Secretary for Colonies, Master of the Mint, President of Board of Trade, Chancellor of Exchequer, Premier, author, &c.
* * * In order to gain full number of marks Competitors must arrange the names in the proper order, placing them as numbered in the lights.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.
[The Editor requests that all inquiries and replies intended for insertion in LITTLE FOLKS should have the words "Questions and Answers" written on the left-hand top corners of the envelopes containing them. Only those which the Editor considers suitable and of general interest to his readers will be printed.]
PRIZE COMPETITIONS, &C.
X Y Z, SWALLOW.—[The names of the winners of the Silver Medals will be printed in the February Number.—ED.]
A LOVER OF POETRY would like to know where the following line occurs, and by whom it was written:—
"The league long roller thund'ring on the reef."
RAGS AND TATTERS wishes to know where the following lines are taken from, and who is the author:—
"Till the day break and shadows flee away In that far future dawn that knows not death."
ETHEL writes, in answer to LITTLE MAID OF ARCADIE, that the quotation—
"Evil is wrought by want of thought, As well as want of heart"—
is from a poem by Thomas Hood, entitled "The Lady's Dream." Answers also received from several other readers.
NELLY asks if any one could tell her how to make a pretty and simple lace collar.
RUBY AND A STRAWBERRY are informed that full directions for making toffee appear on page 335 of this number.
PANSY and M. E. would be glad if any one would tell her how to press flowers, as those she has done have gone brown.
GUMMY would be very pleased if any one could give him a few hints on satin-painting; has the satin to be prepared before it can be painted on? if so, how?
VERUS would like to know of a very simple way of making an Aeolian harp, if any one could tell her.—[The method was described in the May, 1882, number of LITTLE FOLKS, Vol. XV., p. 319.—ED.]
THE SHAMROCK OF FREILING would be glad to know if any of the readers of LITTLE FOLKS could tell them how to bleach grass for making Markart bouquets.
DAFFODIL asks if any one will tell her how to paint on tiles with water-colours.
EDITH would like to know what is the best food for rabbits, and how often they ought to be fed. [They should be fed twice a day, every time clearing away everything and giving quite fresh food. The staple diet must be what is called "dry food," varied, such as dry crust of bread, bread soaked in milk and squeezed dry, barley meal mixed with a very little hot water, oatmeal same way, dry barley or oats. You need not use all, but vary now and then. Give beside every day a moderate quantity of fresh green leaves, kept first long enough to dry off all dew or rain, and begin slightly to wither.]
PARTHENOPE would be glad to know what would be the best food for a starling in the winter?—[A sort of stock food is made of the fine-ground oats called "fig-dust," made into a stiff dough with milk and water, adding every day a pinch of soaked currants or a little fine-shredded raw beef. Give a little fruit now and then, and a few odd worms, insects, or snails. A little sopped bread will be taken as a change, but there must be a little animal food.]
MARY BRAZIER asks what is the best food for a dormouse. She knows that a little Indian corn is often given.—[You should vary the diet with wheat, Indian corn, bits of bread-crust, bread-and-milk squeezed dry, with any kind of nut occasionally, and a few blades of grass or field weeds.]
ANSWERS TO OUR LITTLE FOLKS' OWN PUZZLES (p. 317).
1. C hateaubriand. 2. A lfieri. 3. M ilton. 4. P etraria. 5. B yron. 6. E ulla. 7. L eopardi. 8. L amartine.
MISSING VOWEL PUZZLE.
"Break, break, break, On thy cold grey stones, O sea! And I would that my tongue could utter The thoughts that arise in me."
DOUBLE GEOGRAPHICAL ACROSTIC.
1. I ou G. 2. T arif A. 3. A nadi R. 4. L ichfiel D. 5. Y andill A.
MENTAL HISTORICAL SCENE.
Epaminondas, at the battle of Mantinea.
"O what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!"
1. Lear. 2. Train. 3. Drain. 4. Weep. 5. Character. 6. Brew. 7. Goad. 8. What. 9. Wife. 10. Drove. 11. Wander. 12. Save. 13. Stew. 14. Sleep. 15. It.
FOUR PICTORIAL PROVERBS.
1. "All are not thieves that dogs bark at." 2. "A rolling stone gathers no moss." 3. "Count not your chickens before they are hatched." 4. "When the cat is away the mice do play."
To My Readers.
"What are you going to give us in the next Volume?" is, I dare say, the question which is in some of your minds to ask me; so, as usual on reaching the end of a half-year, I will tell you of a few of the arrangements made for the New Volume, beginning with the JANUARY Number. These include:—
A SERIAL STORY by the Author of "A Little Too Clever," "Margaret's Enemy," "Maid Marjory," &c., to continue from month to month; and a Second SERIAL STORY, by HENRY FRITH, called "King Charles's Page; or, Two Children's Adventures in the Time of the Commonwealth," also to run for six months. The latter is an unusually exciting tale—full of novel incident and strange adventure. Then there will be
"LEGENDS AND STORIES OF FAMOUS RIVERS," by EDWIN HODDER ("Old Merry"), in which you will be told many curious tales and wonderful legends associated with a few of the most celebrated of the world's Rivers.
"SOME NOTABLE PICTURES AND THEIR STORY"—telling, in a bright and chatty style, about a few of the masterpieces of Art, how they came to be produced, and what fortunes, good and bad, some of them experienced; including interesting anecdotes and facts concerning themselves and their painters.
"ENGLAND'S FORESTS IN DAYS OF OLD"—a series of papers relating the story of the stirring incidents of which some of the well-known forests of this country have been the scene.
"BIRDS AND FLOWERS OF THE MONTH"—consisting of full-page Pictures which M. GIACOMELLI, the well-known French Artist, has specially drawn for LITTLE FOLKS. One of these will appear in each number of the New Volume, accompanied by Verses appropriate to the subject.
"BIBLE STORMS BY LAND AND SEA"—a new series of Scripture Stories for "Our Sunday Afternoons;" and the usual "Bible Exercises" will appear every month.
"PAGES FOR VERY LITTLE FOLK." In response to repeated requests, I am glad to announce that this department of LITTLE FOLKS—comprising two pages of bold pictures and simple stories printed in large type—will be re-commenced in JANUARY, and continued every month.
MR. PALMER COX, the American Artist, has drawn for LITTLE FOLKS some more HUMOROUS PICTURES in his well-known style; the Notes and Jottings by a Practical Writer on the subject of "THE CHILDREN'S OWN GARDEN" will be given, as well as FAIRY STORIES, with droll and laughable pictures, every month; and besides STORIES, POEMS, ANECDOTES, and PICTURES of every kind, all the regular features, such as "THE EDITOR'S POCKET-BOOK," "SONGS WITH MUSIC," "THE LITTLE FOLKS' OWN PAGES," "QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS," &c. &c., will be still maintained.
SEVERAL NEW SPECIAL COMPETITIONS FOR 1885 have been arranged in addition to the ordinary Monthly Puzzle and "Picture Page" ones. The most important of these is
A NEW "'LITTLE FOLKS' PAINTING BOOK COMPETITION," in which, as already briefly announced, a number of PRIZES IN MONEY, BOOKS, and MEDALS will be offered. It will be open to both Senior and Junior Competitors, and so arranged that all may have equal opportunities of being successful. This Competition will be in connection with "THE 'LITTLE FOLKS' PROVERB PAINTING BOOK," which is now ready; and the full Regulations and the list of Prizes to be awarded, as well as of those offered in all the other Special Competitions for 1885, will be printed in the JANUARY Number. In that number will appear, too, the names of the Prize and Medal winners in the Competitions for 1884, also those in the Puzzle and "Picture Page" Competitions announced in the September, October, and November numbers (including the "Home and Foreign" Competitions).
I am glad to find that the Competitions for the year now closing have been so popular with you, and I heartily thank you on behalf of the little ones in the Hospitals—among whom the articles of Needlework, Dolls, Illuminated Texts, Scrap Albums, Toys of various kinds, and the hundreds of Illustrated Story-books written by yourselves, which you have sent to me, will be distributed at Christmas—for all the trouble and care you have so lovingly bestowed on your work. You are indeed amply repaid by the rays of gladness which these your gifts will bring to helpless sufferers!
A COLOURED PICTURE, called "THREE LITTLE KITTENS," will be given with the JANUARY Number, and the Frontispieces to all the other numbers will be printed in a bright colour as they have been in the present Volume. You will also be pleased to hear that it is intended in future to make all the pages of our Magazine more attractive in appearance, but I need only just allude to this and leave you to see for yourselves in the JANUARY Number in what manner it will be effected.
Having thus told you what is to be done for you in the New Volume, I will only add that I rely on you all to do everything you can for LITTLE FOLKS by persuading as many of your relatives and friends as possible to take it in. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
Your very sincere Friend,
Transcriber's note: page iii: "September. 179" has been changed to "September, 179" page iii: "The Discontented Boat. 242" has been changed to "The Discontented Boat, 242" page iii: Little Toilers of the Night section appears twice, as in the original page iii: "Peacock Pie, 371:" has been changed to "Peacock Pie, 371;" page iv: "King-fisher" has been changed to "Kingfisher" page iv: "Story of Two Brothers, By the" has been changed to "Story of Two Brothers. By the" page 342: running along to hurt them? has been changed to running along to hurt them?" with closing quotation marks page 343: "spash of ink" has been changed to "splash of ink" page 344: "his head among Bab's curls" has been changed to "his hand among Bab's curls" page 347: "engaged upon, And in the preface" has been changed to "engaged upon, and in the preface" page 349: FATHER'S COMING.' has been changed to 'FATHER'S COMING.' with an opening quotation mark page 351: And if we're has been changed to "And if we're page 360: "procure early blooms" has been changed to "procure early blooms." page 369: "See p. 68" has been changed to "See p. 368" page 371: "curious jumping action" has been changed to "curious jumping action." page 372: "M. J Doughty" has been changed to "M. J. Doughty" page 372: "W Jones" has been changed to "W. Jones" page 372: "Elizbth. C Gidley" has been changed to "Elizbth. C. Gidley" page 372: "Annie E Jolly" has been changed to "Annie E. Jolly" page 372: the name "G. M. Willett" is unclear page 373: "H. G, Humphries" has been changed to "H. G. Humphries" page 373: "G. A M. Gillott" has been changed to "G. A. M. Gillott" page 373: "Geo E. Girard" has been changed to "Geo. E. Girard" page 373: the name "John Macnamara" is unclear page 373: the age of "George Humble" is unclear page 373: the age of "Ann Hetherington is unclear