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,¡ THE ALLEGED HOTEL FRAUDS.

COSTUME BALL IN A LUNATIC…

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ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ROBBERY.

THE TELEPHONE.

ON THE DIZZY BRINK.

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ON THE DIZZY BRINK. (From "Punch") Halte la No further! Who are those would urge Britannia's steps towards that dizzy verge ? Wild voices, deafening as the war-drum's din, Howl On!"âbut tell of no clear goal to win. And what besides wild voices ? Would the hand, To which is given the guidance of the land, Lead darkly its reluctant charge to learn, That once on that edge, 'tis too late to turn ? Men doubt, and if tneir doubtings do him wrong, Whose wiles are subtle as his will is strong, Where lies the blame, save with his tortuous sleight Who dons the mask of mystery with delight, And, shrinking from plain policy's fair ways, Invokes the dubious aid of fog and phrase ? Howe'er it be, Britannia's voice sounds clear, Moved nor by failing nerve, nor selfish fear, But the calm prudence, born of judgment sure, Which Duty's beacon knows from Folly's lure. "No further! That way shame and failure lie. Such perils fools may court or dolts defy; Calm courage keeps its force for higher call Than blatant summans to a bootless brawl. No further on that road! If dangers meet Britannia on the pathway where her feet Follow fair Honour's lead, she will not shrink." Then what does the upon yon giddy brink ? Say, silly shouters, say/too devious guide! The voices which so lustily have cried In watchful England's oer-taxed ears of late, Something at length their empty noise abate. E'en he, the Sphinx oracular, must speak Plain words at last. From weary week to week The Nation, sore perplext to make its choice Between the forward and the backward Voice Of our "united Cabinet," as clue To what it means to say or wills to do, Slow to condemn and willing to condone, For counsel waits of a less dubious tone. What will it be? Say, will the curtain rise Upon a transformation scene's surprise. Who knows ? But, gazing down those depths that yawn Baneath the edge to which she has been drawn, Britannia, pending duty's call, must say, Halte Ih, Sir Sphinx! No further steps that way I', "T

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THE COMMERCIAL DEPRESSION.…

THE GROWTH OF WEALTH.

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A ROMANTIC MARRIAGE.'I

CHARGE OF ABDUCTION..

CO-OPERATIVE SANITATION.

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A TRIUMPH OF MEDICAID SKlr

FUNERAL OF KING VICTOR EMMANUEL.

CARDINAL MANNING AND THE „…

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TWO SENTENCES OF DEATH.]

FENCES IN THE FORGED LEASES…

THE MAT%0NIAL MARKET IN PARIS.

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LIFE ON A GREAT CHINESE RIVER.

MURDEROUS BRAWL IN A PUBLIC-I…

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