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- COMMERCIAL FRAUDS AT SUNDER.…

ITHE ROYAL BIRTH.

INTERESTING EXTRACTS FROM…

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The SHAKSPEARE COMMEMORATION.

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jA SHAKSPEARE JUBILEE A CENTURY…

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CARDINAL WISEMAN'S PASTORAL.

A CURIOUS CASE DECIDED.

AWFUL EXPLOSION AT LIVERPOOL.

WHAT IT IS COMING TO.

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HINTS ABOUT AUSTRALIAN EMIGRATION.

ALAS FOR POLAND

DEATH of the DUKE of ATHOLE,…

A TALE FOR THE SUPERSTITIOUS!

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A TALE FOR THE SUPERSTITIOUS! In the early part of last year the ship Usk was brought back by her captain to Cardiff, the port from which they had sailed, after a six months' voyage without having reached her destination. She was in good seaworthy condition, and the captain told the owners that the reason he had returned was that when he had got as far as Cape Horn he saw a vision on the ocean, which warned him not to proceed any further on the voyage, and that in the event of his persisting both he and the ship would be sent to perdition. A Board of Trade inquiry was instituted into the captain's conduct. The crew were examined, and they spoke of him as a very careful and sober master, al- though somewhat eccentric in his manner and when they found that he had put the ship back without any reason for so doing, the chief mate remonstrated with him, and endeavoured Ito take charge, which the captain resisted by placing him in irons. The captain was examined, and be solemnly declared that, after what had appeared to him, he could not go on. It was the vision of the Lord, and he was bid not to go on. The result of the inquiry was that his certificate was cancelled. A new master was appointed to the ship, and she sailed a second time on the voyage, On Saturday a despatch was received from the British Consul at Coquimbo by the Secretary of the Board of Trade, announcing the destruction of the Usk by fire, while on a voyage from Swansea for Huasco. The ship arrived in lat. 33 S., long. 74° 10, on the 16th of November, on the" morning of which day smoke was observed issuing from the hatches. Four tons of blasting powder were speedily, removed from the hold and thrown overboard, but at 3 p.m. an ex- plosion took place, when the boats were got out and means taken for leaving her. By 7 o'clock she was full of smoke fore and aft, and her head was turned to. wards the mainland, the vessel being got under easy saiL The crew then left her, and on the following morning they saw flames issuing from the after hatch- way and, there being no hope of saving her, the sea- men pulled towards the land. The mate, six of the crew, and a passenger arrived at Coquimbo on the 21st of November, having been picked up by a schooner; and the master and re- mainder of the crew reached Ca'dera on the 24th of the same month. The fire is supposed to have been t. caused by spontaneous combustion.

A LESSON TO REPORTERS AND…

WESLEYAN MISSIONARY JUBILEE.

SKATING AT PARIS. *•

DEATHS OF CENTENARIANS! "…

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I A JACOBITE RHYME REVIVED.