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South Dock

Prince of Wales Dock.

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A Wonderful Colt

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CAUSE OF SLEEP.

"ELECTRIC STEEL" IN GERMANY.

MEASURING THE INFINITE

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MEASURING THE INFINITE Of all the sciences, astronomy, probably, is the Boat impressive and awe-inspiring The agwo within the confines of the solar sydxf*. zi whioh earth is part, and the outermost known member of which is nearly 3,000,000,000 miles from tlhe centre;, is bat a drop in the ocean of spaee. We think of and measure distances on earth in tema of an inch or a yard or a mile. The smallest yard-stiot, so to speak, with which the aatro- nomer measures distance in the universe iíil tiw semi-diameter of the earth's orbit, roughly peaking, 93,000,000 miles. Such figures are 01 very little use to the ordinary person, but they may serve, says the Pictorial Magazine, to give some notion of the grandeur of that human iajieJr ieot which can unravel and systematise the mya- teesoe of the stars

THE ORIGIN OF GUNPOWDER.

FACTS ABOUT BUILDIWG BTONK.