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GOLD MINING IN WALES.

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THE SAILORS' AND FIRE-I MEN'S…

CARDIFF CORPORATION.

ROBBERY AT CARDIFF.

ASSAULTING A CARDIFF POLICE…

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VISIT OF LLOYDS COMMITTEE…

NATIONAL POOR-LAW OFFICERS'…

ROBBERY WITH VIOLENCE AT CARDIFF,

MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE.

TOBACCO SMOKpfG AND CANCER.

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DEATH OF THE REV THOMAS REEVES.

€OL. FRED. MORGAN, M.P., ON…

PROPOSED PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR…

INTERESTING MARRIAGE AT LIVERPOOL.

AT A SCANDINAVIAN PRAYER MEETING.

AMERICANS AT PARIS EXHIBITION;^…

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HOME RULE FOR SCOTLAND.

THE STRIKE OF SCHOOL BOYS:

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THE STRIKE OF SCHOOL BOYS: UNPRECEDENTED STATE OF AFFAIRS. An Edinburgh correlpoudiJut writes: "The Scotch School Board authorities, iu the miust of the work of arraugiug for the introduction of free education, have suddenly been furnished with a new and unhaard-of subject of anxiety. This is nothing pother than a strike movement' amongst the boy* attending the Board Schools in favour of nborter hours^and abolition of 4 the tawse. itie agication began a week or so ago at Hawick, when the scholars attending two of the Board Schools left their desks in school hours, and having adop- ted resolutions setting forth their grievances, marched in procession through the streets, hooted the teaohers, and otherwise demonstrated their wrongs and their determination to see them righted. The movement has spread to sehools in the Anderston district of Glasgow and to Govan, Greenock, Port Glasgow, and other places in the West of Scotland, and now there is news that it has extended into Ayrshire, and even made its appearance at Aber- deen. Whether any ontside stimulus has been applied, or whether there has been any communi- cation between the young leaders of the strike movement at the different centres of disturbance cannot be told; but more probably the curious movement has in its origin not been unconnected with the recent public talk and excitement over the great dock strike in London. Tne 'demands of the boys and the manner of displaying them bear a strong family likeness. The Ander- ston scholars insist upon a restriction of the school hours to between ten and two, and the abolition of home lessons.' The higher class boys, who initiated a strike at the Broomloan School, Govan, have returned to their seats, and a movement among the lads of the fourth, fifth, and sixth standards at the Copeland-road School—where, it was said, there was a firm determination to stick out for no strap, no home lessons, and fewer hours '—was quelled by the ringing of the school bell. At Port Glasgow au incipient movement to go on holiday at Chapelton School was nipped in tha bud by the- locking of the school doors, but at the St John's and Ladybnrn Schools in the same town the by pro- cession their intention to remain on str ka until tbey had got shorter lessons, better teachers. and a decrease of the punishmentof' strikiug them on the legs with the cane,' and at the Jean-street School a meeting has been called by the master to allow the aggrieved to state their wishes. At Aberdeen the discontent was connected with the punishmentof being 'kept in after school hours, and a crowd of ladl assembled in front of the George-street School, and endeavoured, without success, to decoy the boys attending that institution to Joiu them in playing truant under the name of striking.' The movement promises to have other developments, for at Port Glasgow the grocers' errand boys have sent in a requisition to their masters, declaring that, unless* their wages wero increased Is per week, they would not lift a basket after Friday." A telegram from Aberdeen staters that thtllchünlboYII attending the various public schools in that city met yesterday, and demonstrated against the length of time they are kept in school, and also the number of home lessons that are given them. A feature of the demonstration was the rouschly-improvised banners. The youngsters discuss the situation with great gravity, and speak of calling a "meat- ing" to ventilate their "grievances."

SAMSON AND HIS CHAINS.

WHEELING A WIFE TO THE GRAVE.

THE NEWEST IDEA*

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THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE ON CONSCRIPTION,

Mli SPUUGKON.

THE RAILWAY SERVANTS* CONGRESS.

SOMERSET SAVINGS BANK SCANDAL,

EXTRAORDINARY RIFLE-SHOOTING.

ALLEGED LIBEL ON A! SURGEON.

MISS FLORENCE sT. JOHN.

---DEATH OF A CONVICT.

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SCULLING.

THE POOR AND DIVORCE.