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MEETING of TIN-PLATE WORKERS

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DEAN STANLEY AT LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL.

PIIILANTHROPIC SOCIETY.

SIR GARNET WOLSELEY'S AMERICAN…

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TURNING THE TABLES.

MARRIED BEFORE HE KNEW IT.

SNOW SKATES.

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SNOW SKATES. In some climates skating is a business rather than pastime. In Russia, the long frosts render the practice of skating universal for some months every vear. In Canada and North America enormous dis- ;ances are traversed by skating at great speed, the ikate there being to a sleigh what an English pair of ihoes is to a cab or carriage. In Holland all sorts of oad8, cans of milk and market produce, are borne lOr fifty miles at a stretch along the numerous canals by skaters. In Norway there is a military corps of rkaters called the Skellobere or "Skate runners." rhese troops manoeuvre with great velocity. They san pass over snow too soft for either cavalry or irtillery; and they dart about at such a rate that it is impossible to take aim at them. With these Norwegian snow skaters fifty miles a day is quite Jommon. In England a very high rate of speed has been attained on the ice by accomplished skaters in- itances having occurred of a mile being accomplished n very little more than two minutes.

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ICHAPTER XIII.

'THE REPRESENTATION OF MONMOUTH-ISHIRE.

AN INTERESTING NUMBER.

A JAPANESE PRISON.

THACKERAY'S HABITS AND PERSONAL…

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