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EFFICIENT DISEMBARKATION.

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FACSIMILES ON VIEW AT TENBY.

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FACSIMILES ON VIEW AT TENBY. In the shop window of Mr Carl J. Hoffmann, the well-known jeweller, of Silversmith's Hall, High Street, Tenby, is to be seen excellent and realistic facsimiles of the Royal Cullinan Dia- monds, the history of which is one of the most interesting and fascinating in the annals of diamond mining. The Cullinan Diamond was found in the Transvaal Premier Mine on 25th January, 1905, and weighed no less than 3025 carats, although Dr. Molengraaf, the eminent South African geologist, has expressed the opinion that this was only about one-third of its original size. Hurled with fierce and irre- sistible velocity from the boiling, seething central depths of Mother Earth through the crater's pipe, this wonderful stone found a rest- ing place in the Premier Mine, which is in reality a vast and bottomless volcanic crater filled with diamondiferous ground large enough in surface area to hold the claims of all the other working diamond mines in the world. The cutting of the great Cullinan Diamond—a most delicate and intricate piece of work—was entrusted to a prominent firm of Amsterdam cutters, who were engaged for upwards of nine months in the process of splitting and polishing. From the first groat piece the pendeloque bril- liant, weighing 576^ carats, was cut, whilst altogether nine large separate gems, ranging from 516^ carats to nearly five carats each, were produced with 96 small brilliants, the latter weighing in the aggregate nearly eight carats, with a few unpolished splinters weighing alto- gether nine carats. The first and second stones are the largest cut brilliants in existence, the second gem even far exceeding the size of the next largest cut stone known. As regards the value of this magnificent collection of stones, which was presented to his Majesty the King, it has been estimated at over two million pounds sterling. Exact and faithful facsimiles of these famous brilliants are on view daily in Mr Hoffmann's window.

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SALE OF WAR OFFICE LAND.

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TENBY GOLF CLUB. ......

CHARGE OF INCENDIARISM. --

HALL IMPROVEMENTS.

SHOPBREAKER SENTENCED.

WOMAN CHARGED WITH INCENDIARISM…

A PECULIARITY OF THE LAW.

THEFT FROM FELLOW LODGER.

YOUNG BANK CLERK.

SIR GEORGE ARMSTRONG AT FISHGUARD.…

TRIBUTES AT CARDIFF.

EXCURSION TICKET LAW.