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There was a good attendance at tbe weekly meeting of tbe Cargill road Mutual Improvement Clasß on Wedneeday evening; Rev. G. W. Spence in the chair. The debate was on ' Capital Punishment,' Mr W. R. Craig taking the nnative side, and Mr W. Cole theafiiimative. The meeting was almost unanimously in favor of eapital punishment. An English bookmaker named Anthony Reed recently made a wager that he would enter the lions' cage in a circus at Plymouth. He did so, and displaying the utmost coolness, patted a lionness on the head. A large sum of money is said to have changed hands over the feat of daring. " Look at that now," said an Irishman, as in company with a friend he passed a couple of Italians who were engaged in animated conversation. "Well, what of it? They are talking to each other, nothing more." " Yes, but here's the wan thing Oi want to know." "What is that?" "How the djvil can they tell phwat they're talk in' about?"

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Evening Star, Issue 7970, 27 July 1889

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Evening Star Issue 7970, 27 July 1889

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