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IWelshmen Qualifying for Home…

IThe Cockermouih Election.

I The Montague Abandoned.

Motor Car Smash near Barnstaple.

I For the R.Y.S. Prizes.

Receiving Order against former…

I Reduction of Dunlop's Capital.

I The Townshend Enquiry.

i Cricket.

I Weather Forecast.

W 1 THE CHAMELEON.

DATES OF NOTABLE INVENTIONS.

« JAPAN'S PAT*LIAMENT.

* | THE ZOO'S FOOD BILL. ]

* " SOME CURIOUS LAWS.

v-WINE FROM GERMS.I

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BANK HOLIDAY TRAFFIC. I

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THE " IMPASSE" IN RUSSIA.…

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.....I THE GROWTH AND IMPORTANCE…

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THE GROWTH AND IMPORTANCE OF BELFAST. The opening by the Lord Lieutenent of the new city hall emphasises the remark- able extent of the public improvements which have been effected in Belfast within a comparatively small number of years. The progress of educational institutions- always an index of the advancement and enlightenment of a cityâis signified by the erection of the Campbell college, and a large technical institute; the sick are pro- vided for in the hospital which was erected to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee; slums have been succeeded by handsome new thoroughfares, one of which contains the new post office and public library; and a new bridge has been built over the Lagan; the city is well supplied with public parks large sums of money have oeen spent on improving the water supply and drainage system. These improvements, .and many others which have taken place, Jiave only been rendered possible by the almost amazing progress of Belfast in res- pect of its manufactures and commerce. Besides being the centre of the Irish linen industry, Belfast manufactures enormous quantities of whiskey, tobacco, and aerated -waters, and in recent years its prosperity las been increased by the phenomenal growth of the shipbuilding industry, the firm of Harland and Wolff being among the most famous in the world. The foreign trade has been stimulated by the increasing facilities for the loading and unloading of ships. With a population of 360,000, Bel- fast seems destined to increase every year in importance, and the only matter for regret is that she stands so nearly alone in Ireland in the prosperity of her manu- facturing industries.

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. ADVICE TO BATHERS. i

THE NORTH AND SOUTH POLES.…

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THE LATE MR. J. L. TOOLE.…

The Volunteers In Mr. Haldane's.…

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The Government Saved by Unionists.

TREES THAT FORM ISLANDS. I

A WONDERFUL STONE QUARRY.I

4 THE MYSTERY OF SLEEP.