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NEW SULTAN AND HIS FAMILY.

IING WEATHER-A WARNING.

AMERICAN EMIGRATION.

- CARRIAGE OF EXPLOSIVES.

iS OF WAR IN THE PHILADELPHIA…

TRADE IN AMERICA.

CHEMISTRY OF VEGETATION.

PERMISSIVE BILL DEMONSTRATION…

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THE BREMERHAVEN EXPLOSION.

A BOA CONSTRICTOR IN LONDON.

FRENCH VISITORS AT FOLKESTONE.

NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION.

THE OLD AND THE NEW SULTAN.

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THE OLD AND THE NEW SULTAN. Many of the French papers, to which the grave aspect of a question is less welcome than the gay, are celebrating the fall of the Saltan by a whole volley of anecdotes, more or less ridiculous, illustrative of his life and reign (says the Globe.) It need hardly be said that these are not of a flattering character. Abdul Az z was born in the begirfning of 1830, and when he succeeded his brother on the throne in 1861 he had the reputation of being a modest, frugal, and sober-minded man. It was said that he had only one wife, and lived with her in the most homely and unostentatious style imaginable. This was, in fact, true, but the reason for it was to be found, not in the piety or austerity of the new Sovereign, but in the circumstance that he bad no money wherewith to indulge in extrava- gances. No sooner was he firmly settled on the throne than he passed at once into that tragico comic state of imbecile despotism so often and successfully represented in the burlepques of Offenbach and the other writers of opera bouffe. His caprices were almost as varied as those of Nero or Elagabalus. His mena- gerie was his great delight, and one morning his Ministers were ordered, on pain of instant dismissal, to procure a supply of tigers. They were so anxious to execute the command that in a few days no less than 50 of the beasts arrived. But in the meanwhile the Sultan had changed his mind. Lions were now all the rage and in a very short time some 50 lions were at the palace, only tJ be rejected in a similar style. Parrots were afterwards the particular fancy of this amateur naturalist, and for a long time all Stamboul was made hideous by the cries of the birds which had been brought for his approval. A visitor to the harem describes his unexpected meeting in one of the galleries with a large giraffe, which was painfully groping its way with neck bowed down and head scraping along the ceiling. From these absurdities the Imperial palaces have at last been freed. The new Sultan, like his uncle, comes to power with a reputation for modesty, vigour, and good sense. It remains to be seen whether he will fulfil better than his predecessor the nattering predictions' of public rumour.

THE "COMING GIRL."

THE TRADE IN ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS.

COUNTERFEIT COINING.

GERMAN COAL AND IRON.

LIQUOR SELLING IN NEW YORK.

TREASURE IN FRANCE.

SELECTED ANECDOTES.

THE MARKETS. -

STEAM TRAM-CARS.