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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:

SAMSON AND HIS CHAINS.

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SAMSON AND HIS CHAINS. GROTESQUE SCENE AT THE AQUARIUM.1 A boxing match took a body of athletes to the Westminster Aquarium on Wednesday nipht, and, after witnessing the sparring, which did no: please them, a large section of "the fancy," rushing to the Samson performance in the theatre, gave vent to signs of cynicism concerning the genuineness of his feats. An aceount of the con- sequent scent, whichappears intheDaily Chronicle, makts lively reading. The patrons of the "noOle art," the writer states, did not respond to Samson's offer of £ 100 to an j person who would lift a dumb-bell weighing 350lb but when Sam- son himself took the stage and proceeded to per- form the feat of brrakicg strong chain by the expansion of his biceps, two gentlemen, one a German and the other an Amaricau, responded to his invitation to test the chain. The circlet was fastened to the door, and the gentlemen were invited to pull at a rope attached to it. One of them-the German—showed, however, an anxiety to handle the chain itself, to which Samaon made a hurried and rather excited objection. In a moment there was an uproar, durintf which Samson showed more disinclination to have the chain examined, and, snatching it rudely from the hand of one gentleman who was testing it, bore it hurriedly among the audience for a much more superficial testing. When be left the stage the American gentleman declared that the chain bad audibly cracked under examination, and then people rose excitedly from their seats, clamouring for "fair play." The inquisitive German by this time had approaehed the table to haudle other chains, and was in the act of testing them, when the strong man seized him, and tried to hurl him down the steps into the stalls. This was the cause of a storm of disapproval. For some minutes uproar prevailed, and Sameon, ordering his coat, put it on as though to end the performance. He then cbaused his mind, and proceeded, amid derisive cries and laughter, to break the circlet on bis arm. Hs next feat, the breaking of a cable of wire strands by the expansion of his chest, was allowed to proceed after his tonnentOri had failed to break a single strand. Theu came the feat of breaking long chain in lengths. He again showed au objection to the German inspecting it, but allowed an- other member of the audience to do so. He broke the chain in short lengths, and when the German failed to imitate him there was a current of feeling in the strong man's favour but although he further demonstrated his strength by success- fully pulling against H men, seveu on each side, he retired amidst more derision. Several gentle- men commenced to test the weights, and the last scene of the exhibition disclosed the German gentleman, a slight and small man, lifting breast- high the 550 lb dumb-bell, for wlvich the public had been challenged on a stake of £100.

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.