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MOTORIST AND INSPECTOR.

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DOCKYARD PROSPECTS BRICHTENINC.

ST. LAWRENCE FARMERS AFFAIRS.

0 NEW THEOLOGY.

CHRISTIANITY AND LABOUR.

. AMERICAN TINNED MEATS.

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COUNTY JOTTINCS.

MINISTERS "CALL" TO ST. DAVID'S-

MR J WARD, M P. AT FISHCUARD.…

CUTTER IN DISTRESS AT FISHGUARD.

TOSSING THE PANCAKE.

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TOSSING THE PANCAKE. On Shrove Tuesday the pancake was tossed in the Great Hall of Westminster School, Just before one o'clock the boys aa- sembled in the Great Hall, and about 20 were selected to compete for the guinea annually awarded to the boy who secures either; the whole or the largest portion of the pancake.. They were then drawn up near the entrance to the Hall, close under the bar over which the pancake is tossed. Then the school cook, in white apron and cap, bearing in his hand the pan with the pancake, marched in, preceded by the Dean's Verger, with his mace. The cook went to the far side of the bar, and threw the pancake over it. Immediately there was a ruahi for the pancake, which fell outside the group of boys. One boy, J. Ainger, threw himself bodily on it. There was a struggle round him, and eventually one boy seized part of the pan- cake from beneath Ainger. He was immediately pounced upon by a dozen others, who scrim- maged for the piece. Meanwhile the remain* ing boys were bent on dislodging Ainger, but could not do so in the allotted period. When the headmaster called "Time," Ainger watf found to be in possession of three-quarters at the pancake, and was declared winner. Amict loud cheers he was conducted by the Dean'. Verger to the office, where he received his guinea.