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Cardiff Pantomimes.

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THE SIBERIAN MASSACRE.

LITTLE GIRL BURNT TO ! DEATH.…

_____ ——t DEAD IN A RAILWAY…

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CANON BELL ON THE SEALSKIN…

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CANON BELL ON THE SEAL- SKIN JACKET. An Explanation. The Rev. Canon Bell, of Cheltenham, in a recent sermon denounced the practice of wearing seal- skin jackets. To speak plainly," said the preacher," that trim sealskin jacket of which it? fair owner is so proud, which looks so handsome, and which keeps out the cold, represents some half-dozen dams who have more or less been skinned alive,while their little ones have been left sodreirall the slow agony of starvation. Such, ladies, is t he price of a sealskin jacket." To speak equally plainly (says the Warehousemen and Drapers' Trade Journal), the good canon is 011 the wrong track entirely. Bis description applies, so far as it is correct at all, to the chase of the hsir seal, which is chiefly sought for its blubber, to be rendered down for oil, and of which the skin is useless as fur. The fur seal, from which jackets are made, is not hunted at all, but carefully and cautiously guarded in its haunt?, or 'rooke- I ries,' on the Alaskan Islands, until a drove of bachelor, not female, seals is weeded out early one morning, driven slowly to a pen, and there killed far more. quickly and much more harmlessly than sheep. There is no half-human wailing of calves, which are not present, for mothers who are not I killed, and consequently there is none at the slow agony of starvation. The killing is not done by I sailors at all, but by Alaskan natives, and the rea- ¡ son why female seais are preserved is because they are far too valuable tor breeding purposes, wbile the entire number of seals allowed to be slain t annually is rigidly restricted by the chatter of the United States Government. The cation means well, ladies; but he has something jet to learn about sealskin jackets."

EXTRAORDINARY SCENE ON LIVERPOOL…

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A BIRD WITH FOUR FEET.¡

THRILLING STORY OF A I WRECK.I

STRANGE STORY OF ! HIDDEN…

THE PRINCE OF WALES AS i A…

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