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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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A POET'S IMMERSION.

COMPARATIVE DRINK STATISTICS.

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COMPARATIVE DRINK STATISTICS. Although the people of Great Britain drink far tc-o liberally of ardent spirits and ale, they are not the heaviest drinkers among the nations. The Belgians seem to enjoy that unenviable distinc- tion, and probably the Dutch are not far behind. This seems to be a fair deduction from a report published by the Bureau of Statistics at Washing- ton—a Government institution which goes into statistics in the most painstaking and elaborate manner. This report shows that it took 591 millions of proof gallons cf spirits, 5,678 million gallons of beer and 2,570 million gallons of wine to quench the thirst of the topers and tipplers of the leading European countries and the United States last year! Eight thousand million gallons would float the British Navy, or fill the basin of Loch Lomond. The greatest absolute amount of drink consumed in any country is that for Ger- many, whose consumption amounted to 124 mil- lion gallons of spirits and 1,782 million gallons of bepr. The united States come second with 117 million gallons of spirits and 1,450 million gallons of be r. The United Kingdom takes third place, our consumption of spirits being 58 million gal- lons, and that of beer 1,500 million gallons, so that our 42 millions of people consume rather more beer than the 80 millions of the American population. c 4

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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