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SERIOUS COLLIERY DISASTER.I

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ITHE VOLUNTEER FORCE.

■ REGISTRY OF SHIPPING.

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THE DISTURBANCE AT A WORKING…

MISS TAYLOR ON HER PARLIAMENTARY…

MEASUREMENT OF SEA WAVES.

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MEASUREMENT OF SEA WAVES. The Hydrographic Bureau of Washington pub- lished lately the following results of a series of observations carried out in order to determine the length, depth, and duration of ocean waves. The longest wave hitherto observed is said to have bad a length of half a mile, and to have spent itself in 23 seconds. During storms in the North Atlantic waves sometimes extend to a length of 500 and 600 feet, and lasts from 10 to 11 seconds. The most careful measurements of the height of waves give from 44 to 48 feet as an extreme limit; the average height of great waves is about 30 feet. Of course those measurements refer to ordinary marine action, and do not relate to earthquake action or other exceptional agencies.

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DOMESTIC TRAGEDY AT NUNHEAD.

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