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ELLESMERE.

LLANFYLLIN.

LLANFAIR.

1 THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD.

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SUEZ CANAL.

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SUEZ CANAL. The amount or dues has risen from 73.776.827 francs in 1894 to 78,103,717 francs in 1395. The number of vessels which passed through the canal was 3,341 111 1893, 3,352 ill 1894, and 3,434 in 1895, of which 2,405 in 1893, 2.386 in 1894. and 2.318 in 1895 carried the British Hag. Although the number of British ships has Taju. ally fallen, owing to the large size of the ships, the actual tonuage has risen from 5,752,934 in 1893 to 5,996.796 in 1894. and 6,062.587 in 1895. The per- centage, however, of British ships and tonnage has somewhat declined, being 67'5 and 711 respectively in 1895, as against 71'2 and 74'6 in 1894. The, average net tonnage in the years 1881-91 was 6,179,843 tons, and the average net receipts 63.459,025 francs, while in 1895 the net tonnage amounted to 8,448.383 tons, and the receipts to 78,103,717 francs.

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