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--Hippodrome, Tonypandy.

TheatreRoyal, Tonypandy.

Tivollf Pentre.

Opera House, Treherbert.

New Theatre, Cardiff.

Clarence Theatre, Pontypridd.

"The Merry Widow" at Treherkiert.

The Contest in Ward 2.

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Palace, Porth.

Ward No. 1.

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MOST WONDERFUL OF LAKES.

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MOST WONDERFUL OF LAKES. The Pitch Lake, of Trinidad, is accounted one of the wonders of the world. It is a "lake" by courtesy only, for the pitch is of such consistency that one is able to walk upon it without danger or difficulty. It even supports a railway, along which the chunks of asphalt when "quarried" are hauled in trucks to the shore. But the per- manent way has to be raised and readjusted every three or four days, otherwise rails and sleepers, would sink into the semi-solid, semi- fluid depths, and be engulfed for ever. Along- side the railway, when night falls, run two long parallel troughs or trenches. These represent the spaces whence the day's output of pitch has been dug. Next morning they have dia ppea red. The pitch has closed upon them and filled them. The whole surface of the lake is as solid and as smooth as ever. This process has been going on with more or less regularity ever since the days of Sir Walter Raleigh, who caulked his ships there, and yet the lake remains at the same level. The quantity annually removed is about 100,000 tons.

ANTIQUITY OF LOTTERIES.

--i I A CITY WITH No TAXES.