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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.

THE CHARGE OF LIBEL AGAINST…

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Th^ Daily' New* and Daily Telegraph both announce that Mr. Monsell-will presently resign the office of Postmaster-General." Mr. James StepfienS, the founder of the Fenian conspiracy, whose daring escape from Richmond Prison, Dublin, eight years since, ereated such ex- citement not only in Ireland," bdt throughout this country and America, is expected C'ö arrive in Paris from New York within the next few weelyi. SCIENTIFIC DEMOLITION.âThe remains of Messrs. Gostling's chimney at Northfleet, the top of which, when on the point of completion, fell on Thursday last and killed five men, have been blown down by the Royal Engineers. The chimney was originally 220ft. high, and after the accident was about 160ft. above the ground, the top being very much cracleed and leaning over to the north. A charge of 51b. of g*m-<^tton was first fired in the centre of the (Mbris in the inside of the chimney to ascertain the effect produced on the loose masses at the top by the concussion. The cracks were opened and a few bricks were brought down by it. A charge of Slba. of gun-cotton was then placed in the centre of the chimney, About twenty feet from the ground, by securing the charge to the end of a pole, which was put through an opening in the ride of the chimney from a high b$nk^ close to which the chimney had been built. No immediate result followed, but a few moments after the charge was fired two large masses of brickwork fell from the top, and the cracks in the chimney opened very much and extended downwards. After waiting half an hour, to avoid risk, another "similar^charge was fired in the tame position, when the top of the chimney fell and the parts below crumbled to about 30ft. froif the prouncL, The ruins could now have been safely pulled down m the ordinary way; but, to assist, four charges of 1ilb. each were placed in the cracks in the chim- ney, and fired. The result, however, was-onlyto open the cracks further, without bringing down any quantity of brickwork. The charges were fired by Professor Abel^ detonators and Siemen s dynamo-

FIFTY PEOPLE IN THE WATER.

MR. DISRAELI AND THE MINISTRY.-

STARTING OF THE ATLANTIC BALLOON".

INTERESTING DISCOVERY IN THE…

OUR COAL SUPPLY..

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MERTHYR POLICE COURT.