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ABERDARE INTELLIGENCE.

ABERDARE POLICE COUxtT.

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DAU ENGLYN

PONTYPRIDDINTELLIG^NCE^

PEACE AND THE CONTINENT.

NARROW ESCAPE OF THE SCOTCHI…

SIR SAMUEL AND LADY BAKER.

SIR H. RAWLINSON ON GEOGRAPHY.

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SIR H. RAWLINSON ON GEOGRAPHY. Sir Henry Rawlinson has delivered the inaugural address on the commencement of the winter session of the Midland Institute at Birmingham. Referring to Arctic explorations, he said he indulged the hope that the year will not close before an assurance has been given that a well-equipped Admiralty vessel will be commissioned to endeavour to reach the Fole by pushing through Smith's Sound from Baffin's Bay in the track of the American ship Polaris. He pointed out the extraordi- nary stride which has been made in the character and extent of our information in history and geography within the last 00 years, ^nd gave a rlsumi. of recent cuneiform discovery as an illustration of the advance of historical knowledge in one particular direction. Where Livingstone may now be it is difficult to say. Strongly impressed with the idea that the triple valley of the Lualaba carried the head waters of the Nil., he had, in the summer of last year, after receiving supplies from Zanzibar, again proceeded south from Un- yanyembe, intending to trace up the western arms of the Lufira and Lomame, as he had already traced the eastern arm from the MuchingA Mountains to the equatorial lake, and thus- complete the survey of Central Africa. He ought to be now again in the neighbourhood of Tanganyika, where, in the meantime an expedition has been sent, under the command of Lieutenant Cameron, to relieve and assist him, and, if necessary, to supplement his personal researches, one special object being to circumambulate Tanganyika, so as to determine posi- tively whether the outlet, for there must be one, is above ground or subterranean; and another to in- vestigate the geography of the country betwtffen the lakes, and ascertain, by actual observation, whether there is any water communication between them. The ascent of the Congo from the seaboard, which is being made simultaneously by Lieut. Grandy at the expense of Livingstone's tried friend and munificent supporter, Mr. Young O'Kelley, ought to be more productive of useful geographical results than any other branch of African exploration; for though the expedition has been expressly designed with a view of relieving the great traveller, and affording hiih a commodious means of retirement from the equatorial lake, should he reach that central spot, it will also bring to the test of experiment the naviga bility of the Congo ^bove the falls, and thus, possibly, open out a means of introducing traffic by steam into the heart oiStne continent to at least 2.001' miles from the mouth of the river.

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FIFTY PEOPLE IN THE WATER.

MR. DISRAELI AND THE MINISTRY.-

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OUR COAL SUPPLY..

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MERTHYR POLICE COURT.