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t SCENE IN THE DOCK.

ICE ON FIRE.

VICAR REMOVES MEMORIAL.

LAYMAN'S STRONG DISAPPROVAL.…

SIR JOHN GORST'S SUGGESTIONS…

THE BISHOP OF LONDON ON SOCIAL…

NAPOLEON'S SON.

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NAPOLEON'S SON. LORD ROSEBERY'S STRIKING STORY. Taking advantage of the publication of a new edition of his "Napoleon: The Last Phase," Lord Rosebery has contributed a new chapter in which he speculates on what Might have happened if Napoleon's luckless son had lived. He says: It seems impossible to measure the attractive force of the youth who was the very child of Caesar, and who for three years had actually lived in Paris as a king. His father in exile planned and pondered much over the son's future. What were the chances of that future we may estimate by an incident. When Prince Napoleon, the son of Jerome, was in Paris under the name of Montfort in 1845, he visited the Hotel des Invalides. His reseml blance to the founder of his house was striking, and the sentry on duty, after looking hard at him, in a moment of uncontrollable emotion, presented arms. Some of the veterans came tip. It is a son of the Emperor, or at least a nephew of the Emperor." The news spread like wildfire, and the old men rushed like madmen to fetch General Petit, the Lieutenant-Governor—him cf the famous farewell in the courtyard of Fontaine- b'.eau. He came, and embraced the young man, as Napoleon had then embraced him, amid shouts of "Vive l'Empereur!" "Had it oeen in a barrack, not a hospital, no one knows what would have happened," says a contemporary chronicler. Lord Rosebery then proceeds to point out how different would have been Napoleon's fate had he been an hereditary monarch.

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A POET'S IMMERSION.

COMPARATIVE DRINK STATISTICS.

MONEY-LENDING VAMPIRES

MYSTERIOUS MESSAGE. --

A NURSE'S SHOCKING SUICIDE.

ZAMBESI VERSUS LANCASHIRE.

THE FOOTBALL PASSION.

DEATH OF MR. ASSHETON-SMITII.…

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