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FATAL COLLIERY EXPLOSION.

SUPPOSED ATTEMPT TO BLOW UP…

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A FATAL BOILER EXPLOSION.

CUTTINGS FROM AMERICAN PAPERS.

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CUTTINGS FROM AMERICAN PAPERS. The burial casket," says a Chicago funeral notice, II was made to conform, as far as possible, with the comfort the occupant was wont to surround himself with in the home he left." Aunt. Has anyone been at the preserves? Dead silence. "Have you touched them, Jimmy?" Jimmy, with the utmost deliberation.â" Pa never 'lows me to talk at dinner." The absent-minded hen is a great trouble to herself' She forgets where she laid her last egg. He had owned a setter dog and this was the story he told Yes, sir; the way that dog was devoted to me was just amazing. Why, he heard me say to my wife that I was pressed for money and he went and died the day before the dog tax was assessed." Boston claims to have the toughest biscuit in the world. We hope it will be reserved for the mastication of th3 man of the toughest yarn. It was brought to America in 1630 by Robert Pierce and Ann, his wife, in the good ship Mary and John, Captain Squeb. A Terre Haute boy of tender years and heart has drowned seventeen kittens, tied pans to the tails of nine dogs, brushed his father's new silk hat against the grain, and blown up a pet canary with a fire cracker-all in a month, and still hia mother intends him for the pulpit. Do you like novels ? asked Miss Fitzgerald of her backwoods lover. I can't say," he replied I never had any but I tell you I'm death on possum." "Very good, but rather too pointed," as the fish said when he swallowed the bait. 1, there any perceptible improvement in a cater- pillar when he turns over a new leaf ? Conjugal amenities He-" My darling, I really believe my rheumatism has wholly disappeared." She "Oh, I am so sorry! Now we shall never know when the weather is going to change." Well, said the judge, to an old negro who had been hauled up for stealing a pullet, what have you to say for yourseli ?"â"Nuffin" but dis I was crazy as a ben bug when I stole dat ar pullet, cos I might have stole a big hen, and never done it. Dat shows 'clusively dat I was laborin' under de delirium tremendus." A couple were recently married in Indiana, after fourteen years' courtship, during which they had each written and received two letters per week, or a total of two thousand nine hundred and twelve B. is a hale old bachelor of sixty, ordinarily with white hair. The other day a friend met him. exclaimed, at seeing his purple black locks, "Hows this? Have you taken to dyeing?" "Oh, no, replied B., but I am in deep mourning." A Tennessee negro ate two raw mackerel, two dozen hard boiled eggs, and drank two buckets of water. Make him aick ? Oh, no 1 He wanted more. You see he was a week doing it. A well-known merchant was walking down to busi ness on April 1, when he was accosted by a gamin, who shouted out "Say, mister, there's suthin' on your coat-tail." "Yes, I know-buttons," said the merchant, mindful of All Fools' Day. When he got into the office, and his partner quietly removed a dish- cloth from his coat, he felt like apologizing to the amallboy. "See here," said a fault-finding husband to his wife, ''we must have things arranged in this house so that we shall know juit where everything is kept." "With all my heart," she sweetly answered, "and let us begin with your late hours, my love; I should dearly like to know where they are kept." [He let things run on as usual.] Young man, do not wait until you can afford a helionjeter before starting out housekeeping. A helio- meter costs 10,000 dols. and is good for nothing except for the observation of the transit of Venus. And after you are married you won't care much pbout that,

A BREACH OF PROMISE CASE.

BRADLAUGH MEETING IN HYDE-PARK.

THE LABOUR MARKET.

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THE SALVATION ARMY-OPENING…

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