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WRECK OF THE ROYAL CHARTER.

PRIVATE STREET WORKS.

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COMMON AND WASTE LANDS.

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FROM CABIN BOY TO COMMODORE

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FROM CABIN BOY TO COMMODORE It was as a cabin, bov on a coasting schooner that Captain John Pritchard, commodore of the Cunarder "Maure- tania," the world's greatest and fastest liner, began life. He was not much more than ten when he went bo sea and learned t.o peel potatoes for the master of a little Welsh ship. He was good at, peeling potatoes; he was good at everything he touched: so he rose to the post of cook, at 12s. a month, when he was hardly in his teens.. From a good cook he made himself into a. seaman, and obtained a mate's certificate when he was twenty- one years old. Captain Pritchard has been with the Cunard Line—which he joined as a junior officer-for thirty years. He has now announced his in- tention of retiring shortly into private life, and will probably come to reside at Llandudno.

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