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PENILLION.

----WIT AND HUMOUR.

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! PURGATORY.

THE CASE OF "PROTECTION."

THE FARMERS' EXODUS TO AMERICA.

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THE PRESIDENCY OF AMERICA.…

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BREAKING A PINT AGAINST A…

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THE SALVATION ARMY.

PENTYRCH & MELINGRIFFITH WORKS,

STEEL RAILS VERSUS IRON.

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STEEL RAILS VERSUS IRON. Mr C. P. Sandberg, of 19, George :tret,W est- minster, writes :—" Sir,—While agreeing with "Iron" in his statement in The, Times that iron rails were much better made and of superior quality in former days than now, and also that the duration of steel rails might have in some instance been over-estimated, I cannot allow the impression which the latter leaves to pass with- out some comment, having made this subject my special study these twenty years. The su- periority of steel to iron in the form of rails is so well established that there is hardly want of proof among railway men in England and Ame- rica. The revival of the iron rail trade is solely caused by the less duty on import to America, being about X3 per ton against X5 for steel, and by prices of iron and steel being now about the same, as shown by the enclosed diagram for the last 23 years. On the Continent iron rails were of very superior material and make, and this, notwithstanding the comparative endu- rance between iron and steel rails on some of the leading German railways, may be summed up as follows :—For iron rails the annual ex- change was about 7 percent.; but since steel rails have been laid on the whole of these lines the exchange of unserviceable rails has not amounted to 1 per cent. in seven years.

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RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY.

ROYALTY INCOGNITO.

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THE DISCREET BOASTER.

ON THE DEATH OF A YOUNG MAN,…

CHANGE IN THE LAW OF BILLS…

j NEW VOLUNTEER REGULATIONS.I…

SALT MINING IN CHESHIRE.

TRAMPS.

GRAIN CROPS IN AMERICA.

THE NEW CHIEF JUSTICE OF GIBRALTAR.

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ITHE MARQUIS OF HARTINGTON…

CLOSE OF THE SIX DAYS' BICYCLE…

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