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MYSTERY OF A DITCH.

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TWENTY WORKING HOURS J

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SCENE OF THE PONTYCYMMER TRAGEDY.

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WRIGHT IN THE WR0N6.

GREAT WYRLEY THREATS.

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LIMERICK" CONTESTS.

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LIMERICK" CONTESTS. Is Adjudication a Pretence P On the subject of the Limerick craze, Truth says :âTime after time prizes have been given for lines which neither rhymed I nor rejected the remotest glimmer of wit, but, on the contrary, were quite hopeless gibberish. Of course, it may be said that they were the best lines sent in, or at least that the judges honstlv regarded them as the best. This, however, would argue a degree of imbecility on the part of the competitors or the judges too shocking to be believed in. Very likely the vast majority of the competi- tors are dullards utterly incapable of finishing off a limerick with a good line, and very likely, too, some of the judges are sadly deficient in tstl) and discrimination. But when all allowance has been made for these considera- tions, it is still impossible to suppose that some of the effusions which have carried off I prizes would have been chosen by anyone outside a.n asylum for idiots as the best out of the enormous number that were received. No, the only conclusion open to any intelli- gent person watching these competitions is that in the main they are conducted purely as a method of gambling, devised primarily for the profit of the promoters. The so-called system of adjudication' is the merest pretence, and the prize-winners might be almost as satisfac- torily selected by drawing their contributions at random from the first or last sackful of letters that the Post Office delivers. I Seeing that the so-called competition is as a rule plainly what the Attorney-General de- scribed as a lottery, and-in the sense he in- dicated-a fraud upon the competitors, it is surely high time the Commissioner made up his caind to take proceedings.

A PENARTH WANDERER.

COLLIERY HAULIER ARRESTED.

" I HAVE DONE IT."

THE INJURIES DESCRIBED.

;THE VICTIM'S FAMILY.

ACCUSED IN COURT.

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PETROL DANCERS IN LONDON.

SHIPBUILDING DISPUTE.

MANGLED ON THE LiNE.