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SOUTH WALES TIDE TABLE.

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The Man About Town.

I ON DEVIL'S ISLAND.

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ICONFESSION OF A CONVICT.

KNICKERBOCKER, QUESTION.

ICARDIFF COUNTY COURT.

I BIGAMY,

IA POLICE STATION WRECKED,

I A THREATENING LETTER. I

I NEWPORT COMMISSION. I

CHARGE OF BLACKMAILING.

"VERY MUCH NEGLECTED.

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IA WONDERFUL STEAMSHIP.

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IA WONDERFUL STEAMSHIP. The White Star steamer Oceanic has arrived at 'Plymouth from Hone: Kong and Singapore. The Oceanic was the pioneer steamer of the White Star fleet. She was launched on the 27th August, 1870, and has therefore been afloat a quarter of a century. It is given to few ocean steamers to do such marvellous work as the Oceanic has done. Coming as an entirrly new ?, as in entirrly new departure—the veritable type of the modem passenger liner, with saloon and state rooms amidships and other innovations-she ran 33 voyages with great success and achieved a high reputation for speed and comfort in the Liverpoo and New York trade. She was then sent out in April, 1875, just twenty years ago, to the Pacific, to run between San Francisco and Hong Kong under charter to the Occidental and Oriental Steamship Company of San Francisco. At the end of 1879 she came home to be reboilered, returning to her station in March, 1880, since when she has not once been taken off, but has continued uninterruptedly performing her work with regularity and efficiency, and has been the most poplar steamer on the Pacific. The Coptic, which until recently was employed in the trade between London and New Zearand, has gone to the Pacific to replace the Oceanic. The other White Star steamers running in the Transpacific trade are the Gallic and Belgic. The Oceanic was designed and built by Messrs Harland and Wolff. Belfast, from whose yard have proceeded the whole of the steamers of the White Star fleet, which have generally been remarkable for their staying power. There is an obvious moral to these records of long-continued running. It is that it is better in the first instance to build a good ship of which the material will last, and by alterations to keep it up to date, than to be continually buy ing new stea.mers which soon become obsolete. How many of our steamship companies have boats 24 years old which can be seriously consi- dered as efficient dividend earning machines ? --<- n

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I ONE WEEK'S CATCH.I

I A BARRISTER IN T'ROTJBLE.I

I THE SUNDAY WALK. I

I STICK INSECTS.I

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SINGING FESTIVAL AT TONYREFAIL.