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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT.

AN EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE.

THE FIRE AT ST. JOHN'S, NEW…

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EARTHQUAKE PHENOMENA AT SEA.

RUSSIAN PRISONERS IN STAMBOUL.

A VERY TERRIBLE TURK.

WAR VICTIMS.

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DEATH OF A SPANISH MENDICANT.

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DEATH OF A SPANISH MENDICANT. To be a beggar and to be a poor man are by no means synonymous terms, he who asks alms being not unfrequently richer than the alms-giver (remarks the Evening Standard). So it was, we learn by a Madrid journal, in the case of the blind mendicant, Pedro Verluli, whose sickly face and distorted form had for the past twenty years been familiar to pedestrians in the Puerta del Sol. A fortnight since his wonted place was vacant, and, as he was rather a protigi with certain regular passers-by, I inquiries were made concerning him, which resulted in his being dis- covered dead on some straw in a wretched garret, clasping in his arms a fox that had evidently been starved to death. A few pitiful-hearted individuals subscribed the modest sum necessary for a decent funeral, and blind Pedro would speedily have passed out of men's minds had not a letter been found after- wards in the drawer of the rickety table, which established the double fact that the mendicant died a comparatively rich man, and a grateful one. The paper contained these words:â" I leave all my fortune to M. Carlos, who during twenty years has never failed to bring me his daily mite. My little hoard will be found beneath the straw." In the presence of the proper authorities the straw was examined, and the sum of 2,500 douros (five hundred pounds) brought to light. This was duly handed over to the legatee, whose position is such as to render the unexpected legacy very acceptable.

SELECTED ANECDOTES.

A SHOWER OF SAND!

AMERICAN HUMOUR.

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A PRAYER FOR THE SULTAN.

EPITOME OF NEWS.

THE MARKETS.