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,-A WOMAN'S REMARKABLE EXPERIENCES.

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AN OWL AMONG THE SPARROWS,

■.—! FALL DOWN A COAL PIT.…

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GREEN OHRISTMAS IN AMERICA

THE ROYAL BETROTHAL.

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- SINGULAR SCENE IN A MENAGERIE.

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SINGULAR SCENE IN A MENAGERIE. A most exciting scene was witnessed nt Maza- gon a few days ago, an inf jriated elephant break- ing loose and causing a considerable amount of trouble ere he could be captured. It appears that the elephjnt, a present to the Shah of Persia from the N'awab of Joonnghur, had been forwarded to his Highness Aga Khan in charge of its keeper, and was located in the compound at Hussainbuugh, Mount-road, Mazagon. At about eight o'clock the mahout who is the custodian of the animal, after giving him his usual food, took the elephant away for a drink of water, and naturally a cnwd of people collected to see the animal. The elephant has been trained by its custodian to perform several feats, and the curious crowd being desirous to seethe animal per- form, requested the keeper to put it through its paces. To this the keeper agreed, but the elephant did not fed so inclined, and became infuriated. It caught, hold, of its custodian aud threw him aside. The man, not to be done, repeated his attempts to make the animal perfoiin. But tho brute grew still more L excited, and, raising the man with its trunk, threw him violently on the ground. Tho infuriated animal then made a charge at the crowd, causing them to me. The elephant then made for a bullock that was in tho compound, threw it down, and upset a labour-cart, scattering the stones with which it wasiad n about, the yard. His next feat was to proceed to the adjoining compound, and root up the trees there. A perlcct panic now seized the people. The police being informed of what was going on, several European officers, together with Mr. (ji II, the deputy-commissioner of police, re- paired to the spot. The mahout informed the officers that the animal had ,b( hived in a similar manner three or four limes previously, and dreaded l lie spear. Then followed a most amusing scene. Several men accustomed to handle the spear were procured, and they in a body charged the elephant, hut the animal, instead of showing any fear or dread of the spear, became still more angry, and changed the attacking party, scattering them in all directions. The spearmen, however, being persuaded to have another try, returned to the charge, and nfter several unsuc- cessful attempts the anim :t was cowed, and driven into a corner, where he was fastened by thick ropes to several large trees. Even after that nobody dared venture near the animal, the mahout himself being unable to do anything owing to the injuries lie had sustained. Two European police officers and a number of mounted sowars were stationed near the spot to watch the animal, and to yive warning in ease of its managing to get loose. The reason the elephant got rcfractorv, it appears, was that another yourger elephant, which is located in the sallle compound, had been fed before him that morning, which evidently displeased him, as it showed signs of bad temper at the time. The younger elephant has bee" consequently removed, aud located in another compound. I

SUFFOCATED AFTER A WAKE.

-.---------MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER.

" SPIRITUALLY-QUICKENED."

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