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ALL OVER A PENNY STAMP.

; ATTACK UPON AN OFFICER.

---DEATH OF LADY MARGARET…

NEW COUNTY COURT JUDGE.

ONLY BACHELORS ELIGIBLE.

MARRIAGE RATE RECORD.

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MARRIAGE RATE RECORD. HIGHEST SINCE CIVIL REGISTRATION BEGAN. The Registrar-General's quarterly return of mal riages for the second quarter of the present year, and of births and deaths for the third quarter ended September 30, which has just been issued, gives the population of the United Kingdom as 40,559,954 persons. In the United Kingdom 290,289 births and 189,993 deaths were registered during the three months ended September 30. The natural increase of population was, therefore, 100,296. The number of persons married in the quarter ended June 30 was 172,592. The birth-rate in the third quarter was 28 4, and the death-rate 18 6 per 1000 of the estimated population, while the marriage rate in the second quarter was 17'1. In England and Wales the marriages of 144,490 persons were registered during the second quarter of this year, being equal to an annual rate of 183 persons married per 1000 of the estimated popula- tion, which is 21 per 1000 above the average rafeo in the corresponding quarter of the past 10 years. In London the rate is given at 19'5. Comparison with the records of previous years shows that a higher rate has not occurred in the corresponding quarter of any year since civil registration btgan. The births registered in the third quarter num- bered 231,593, and were in the proportion of 28'9 annually per 1000, the mean rate in the 10 preceding third quarters haring been 30"1. In the 33 great towns the birthrate averaged 29 8 per 1000, in the 67 large towns it was 29'1, and in the rest of England and Wales 28 3. The natural increase of population in England and Wales during the quarter, by excess of births over deaths, was 77,972, as against 102,008, 95,373, and 93,972 in the third quarters of the three preceding years. The deaths registered in the same period numbered 153,621, and were in the proportion of 19'2 per 1000 persons living, the average rate in the ten preceding corresponding quarters having been 16'9. This total comprises 80,126 males and 73,495 females, the deathrate among males being 20'7 and among f3males 17.S per 1000 of their respective sexes. In the great towns the deathrate amounted to 21*9, in the large towns to 20-l, and in the remainder of England and Wales to 17'1 per 1000. Of the 153,621 deaths from all causes, 25,952 were attributed to diarrhoea, 2252 to measles, 2090 to whooping cough, 2055 to diphtheria, and 29 tQ suiall- pox. ⢠â

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i SIR M. HICKS BEACH ON COMMERCE.

MAX O'RELL'S MISADVENTURE.

FROM PRISON TO "THE FRONT."I

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THE LADY DOCTOR VOLUNTEER.

EXPLORATIONS IN CENTRAL ASIA.¡

THE IltON RATION. 'I

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A' MOTHER OF SOLDIERS.

A GIANT WAR CORRESPONDENT.

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AUTUMN BIRDS.

A PRISON BREAKER'S REWARD.

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THE WAYS OF JOHN CHINAMAN

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!NEW METHOD OF EXECUTION.

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COLLECTING DOGS.

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