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IFROM FAR & NEAR.

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IPIT DISASTER.

GOWER UNIONISTS.

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THE NOBLE ART. No

CONSERVATIVES BUSY.! -I

[ BLOWS IN THE PIT.

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ISANDS FOOTBRIDGE. !

CONSTABLE'S SMART I CAPTURE..I

SCOTT'S COMPANION. I

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SCOTT'S COMPANION. I THRILLING LECTURE AT SWANSEA. WHERE PETTY-OFFICER EDGAR EYANS DIED. Mr. Frank Wild, a oompamon of the late Captain Smtt,, and an intrepid explorer, thrilled a large audience at the Llewelyn Hall, Swansea (under tho auspices of the Y.M.C.A. concert series) on Thursday night with an account of his hairbreadth escapes and adventures in trying to reach the South Pole, from which region honly recenHy returned. Tbe Hon. Odo Vivian presided i and mentioned that 1r. Wild had been se- lected by Sir Eme&t, Shaddeton to accom- pany him in his forthcomig expeditaon. Mr. Wild ftated the Antarctic Continent was AS LARGE AS EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA. Some of its ioe-packs became amalgamated and some towered 300 feet high and were five or six miles long. One of the great 1 dangers of Antarctic exploration was the grea.t number of crevasses whose presence very often was not disclosed until one had fallen down one. On one occasion they found they were sleeping on a thin bridge over one. They took the risk and simply j turned over on their other aides. One of 1 tho party fell over a sliff having a drop 250 feet into the eea. Geographically Mr. vVild I bade adieii to the Nimrod, taking his ati- dience with him to the base of operations, and then leading them through from 40 to 70 degrees below zero to the furthest point ) his party reached, which was one mile fur- ther south than had ever been reached up to that. time. Blisaards they encountered at 90 miles an hour, and no one cou.ld stand up against them, and so great was the cold that it took ten minutes to thaw tkeir mouths before getting food into them. In I passing we saw the spot where PETTY OFFICER EDGAR EVANS was overcome, fell and fractured his skull. Mr. Wild said he knew Evans very well and the late Captain Scott had spoken of him fUJ being the tower of strength of the party. Evans was one of the most powerful and willing men the speaker ever knew. No one knew the conditions in blizzards, continued Mr. Wild, unleas one had been through them. One ff his party went outside the I tent in one a.nd got lost within six yards. No one could stand UrJ against such terrible blissards. The lecture was ilhifirated by hmolight, and cinema views.

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IWELSH IN SCHOOLS. I

"JOHNSON IS COMING."I

I LOCAL SIFTINGS. I