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VARIETIES-GRAVE AND GAY.

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- ASSAULT ON A SIGNALMAN.

A VICTIM OF WILD PHANTASY.

HUMOURS OF THE SCOTCH BENCH.

THE COMIC PAPERS.

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AMERICAN MEAT IN LONDON.

A PREACHER AND THE VACCINATION…

ADVENTURE WITH A " SEA MONSTER."I

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ADVENTURE WITH A SEA MONSTER." A correspondent sends to the Scotsman the following account of a curious adventure which the crew of a Broughty Ferry fishing boat are said to have met with last week :—James Ross, the skipper of the boat, reports that on Wednesday last, between nine and ten o'clock in the afternoon, the Bell Rock bearing WNW., about six miles distant, while hauling their line, a huge sea monster came to the surface within a few yards of the boat. The fishermen calculated that the animal-which, from their ac- counts, is a fish of the cetaceous species—measured about fifty feet long. Its head appeared to become six feet long by about four feet broad, and had the peculiarity of being full of holes or slits like a grating." Its eyes resembled those of an ox, and its skin was black and rough, becoming more light in colour towards the belly. It had a broad tail, mea- suring, it was computed, six feet from tip to tip; and the tail, as well as the head, was covered withjwhite barnacles. From this, and the fact that one of the fins appeared to be eaten away or decayed, the fisher- men thought the monster must be of a great age. The crew, seven in number, saw it take several haddocks off their line, which it afterwards broke. Becoming alarmed for their own safety, they flung some of the large stones used as ballast at it. One of these missiles striking the animal it plunged under water, but came up again shortly after farther from the boat, and made a loud hooing" sound. It appears that an animal of this description has previously been noticed by fishermen, and is known as the" herring hog," it being its habit to follow herring shoals. It has never, however, ventured so near a boat as on the pre- sent occasion.

THE MERCHANT SHIPPING ACT.

MR. BRIGHT'S BIRMINGHAM SPEECH.

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MR. WADE'S HONOURS.

THE MALAY DISTURBANCES.

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PICKETING IN THE BOOT TRADE.

WHAT THE "WORLD" SAYS,

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