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A SPLENDID WORKER FOR PEACE.

FROUDE IN THREE SENTENCES.

ANTHONY TROLLOPE AT HOME.

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Maesteg.

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A DEALER IN DISILLUSION.

SPIRIT-DRAWINGS.

CONCERNING BOASTING.

-----TWO POINTS OF VIEW.

THE FRUITS OF THE EARTH.

IN REAL LIFE.I

Opening; of New Empire, Tonypandy.…

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BITS FROM BOOKS.

JUSTICE TO SLOWCOMBE.

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JUSTICE TO SLOWCOMBE. Eton Memories," by an Old Etonian (Long), has many interesting chapters, but one of the most interesting in the book is that headed Absent Without Leave," of which a boy named Slowcombe is the hero. Slowcombe re- turned late after the summer holidays. He pre- sented the following letter, purporting to come from his father, which Keate read with in- creasing fury and great impatience The Grange. Mr. Slowcombe presents his best compliments to Dr. Keate, and greatly regrets that his son could not arrive at the college by the appointed time owing to the very alarming and premature illness of his dear mother. (Here Keate paused, looked as if he could twig" anything, and sneeringly repeated the words premature ill- ness and "dear mother.") The whole family has been completely upset by the sudden calamity, and many important duties neglected. Mr. Slowcombe trusts this will be a sufficient excuse for his son's unavoidable default, and that he will make up lost time by extra study and good conduct. I am sure the dear boy (" dear boy," repeated Keate) feels very sorry, and I remain, Rev. and dear Sir, &c. Roger Slowcombe. Long before the Doctor had reached the end of the letter the boy Slowoombe had recognised his destiny. So when Keate, looking at the two well-grown praepostors, exclaimed, Down with him! Slowcombe was not only in waiting at the block,' but, before taking possession of it, had carefully removed with a blue and white bird's-eye silk handkerchief (then fashionable) a considerable quantity of dust which had there accumulated during the late holidays."

Rhondda Student's Success.

The Extra Hour Test Case.

----Fatality at Trehavod Pit.

ANTHONY TROLLOPE AT HOME.