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FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

WOMAN'S STRANGE STORY.

MR KEIR HARDIE.

I Y GOLOFN GYMREIG. .

AT Y BEIRDD.

"RAID ON WELSH WATER-SHEDS."

MAI SYDD YN CANU.

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IGreen, the Historian. .

CARDIFF.

NEWPORT.

DEED OF VENGEANCE.

National Peace Congress.

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NEW BARDS.

EBBW VALE DOCTORS' FUND. -…

New Dreadnoughts. s

CANADIAN DEFENCE.

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CANADIAN DEFENCE. New York, Saturday.—The New York Times publishes a despatch from Montreal which states that the Dominion Government has decided to show an Imperial spirit by an offer to build a Navy 01 her own, which could be used if occasion arose as an auxiliary to that of Great Britain. Canada's contribution ;to the forces of the Empire consists of E, iglat, Orst-cljss cruisers, Ten torpedo boat destroyers, and Ten torpedo boats. The Government is prepared to provide immediately one-fifth of the cost of laying down the whole fleet, and to guarantee to pay the remainder within five years. All the contracts for the building of the war- ships are to be placed with British firms, and arrangements have already been made for the construction of destroyers and torpedo boats with Messrs Hawthorn, Leslie, and Co., of N e wcastle-on-Tyne. Mr Arthur Coote, of that firm, has been in Canada for several weeks going over the speci- fications with Mr Brodewi, Minister of Marine. The amount that the Government is pre- pared to spend is not specifically stated, but it is thought that it will be between X600,000 and LI,000,000 annually for five years. When Mr Brodewi goes to London, in July, to represent Canada at the conference on Im- perial Defence, he and Rear-Admiral Kingsmill will present arguments wb v Canada should not build a single Dreadnou ht, but should con- struct a navy of herjawn. From another source the Observer learns that the total cost of this construction is to be 25,000,000 dollars ( £ 5,000,000), and that Canada does not intend to build her cruisers on Invin- cible lines, but rather to rely on the ordinary first-class protected cruiser pattern and, in- deed, as the object of the authorities is avowedly to obtain an adequate navy for coast defence purposes, rather than to create a fleet to swell the naval power of Great Britain, it is unlikely that any attempt would be made, for some years to come at any rate, to construct warships of so powerful and formidable a type as the latest British cruisers. I Lord Strathcona, who was apprised of the purport of, the above cablegram, said that the statement was premature. The Canadian Minister of Militia and the Minister of Marine and Fisheries were coming over to England very shortly to confer with the British naval and military authorities on the subject, and pending such conference anything approaching adefinvte statement was, he said, quite premature. Commonwealth's Offer. Melbourne, Sunday.-Mr Deakin, the Federal Prime Minister, has telegraphed to the Impe- rial Government offering a Dreadnought, or a corresponding addition to the Imperial Navy such as may meet with the approval of the home Government.-Renter.

£ 8,000 Funeral. .

RATIONAL FRIENDLY SOCIETY.

BOURNEMOUTH'S ,GROWTH.

DROPPED DEAD ON PARADE.

MELJNCRYTHAN IMPROVEMENTS.

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Motor Accidents. .

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CARDIFF CHILDREN'S TREAT.

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DISASTROUS EXPLOSION.

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LUNATIC IN CHURCH.