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THE (lAME LAWS.

MB. J. NORMAN LOCKYER ON "THE…

THE QUEEN'S PRIVATE SECRETARY.

FIRE AND LOSS OF FOUR LIVES…

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CARRYING IT WITH A nIGH HAND!

MR. J. S. MILL AND THE EDUCATION…

PRINCE NAPOLEON on the PLEBISCITUM

HINDOO THEISM.

WILL OF THE LATE EARL OF DERBY

PAUPERISM AND SELF-HELP.

THE MURDERER RUTTEBFORD.

SOMETHING THE MATTER WITH…

STEAM COMMUNICATION WITH FRANCE.

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STEAM COMMUNICATION WITH FRANCE. A meeting of the Institution of Naval Architects was held last week in London, when two papers were read advocating the establishment of a line of train- ships between Dover and Calais. One was by Ad- miral Belcher, who gave an elaborate explanation of his theory by frequent references to diagrams. The vessels which he would build would be of a light draught, and so constructed that there would be no rolling, and as a consequence no sea-sickness. Mr. Scott Russell, who read the second paper, ex- plained that the train on arriving at Dover would on two lines at once pass on to the deck of his steamer, which would be 400 feet in length and 40 feet in beam, and that when the vessel arrived in Calais it would pass on to the French railways, and so on to Paris. Should there be any difference between the level of the deck and that of the pier, the difficulty would be got rid of by the use of an inclined plane. It might be asked what was the use of this, but the answer was a ready one. It was not to save^ the passengers the trouble of getting out of the train into the steamer and from the steamer again into the train, but it was to save the cost, the trouble, and the damage which at- tended the frequent transhipment of merchandise. Un<*»*' this ■r«4om gooda might be put into a waggon at Manchester or Birmingham, anit remain undisturbed until it reached its destination in Vienna or Paris A vessel which he had built to ftfiil those objects had been for years plying on Lake Constance. The result to passengers would be that the railway companies could establish American trains with sleeping apart- ments. and would thus enable the passengers to reach their destination without the fatigue and trouble at- tendant upon journeys undertaken at the time. The benefits to be derived from this system would uot be exclusively confined to passengers, but would be evi- denced in an immense saving with regard to goods,

THE PRINCE OF WALES.

A LADY ACCIDENTALLY POISONED.

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