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DIABOLICAL PLOT AGAINST LORD…

ANGLO-FRENCH CONFLICT;

THE COURT AND THE CAPITAL|

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KRUGER IN PARIS.

STRANGE ABDUCTION STORY.

CYCLIST'S TERRIBLE DEATH.

THE QUEEN AND HOSPITAL,

WRECK OFF THE LIZARD.

MR. CHAMBERLAIN'S RETURN.

TERRIBLE TRAGEDY AT STRANRAER.

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FEAST OF MUSIC.

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FEAST OF MUSIC. HEW COLSTON HALL OPENED IN BRISTOL. Bristol was in gala hum our on Tuesday for the opening of the new Colston Hall, which rises on the site of the Carmelite Friary, a noble hall of song. In every respect it is a finer building than the old hall, which was burned to the ground two years ago. It is 25 feet longer, holding 4,000 people against the 2,500 for whom accommodation could previously be provided, and far loftier. Both the ceiling and the front of the gallery are panelled with rich designs in dull gold, harmonis- ing with the splendour of the hall. The proceedings opened with a grand reception by the chairman and directors of the Colston Hall Company. Over 1,000 guests were invited, and none failed to appear. The mayors from outlying towns mingled with the burgesses, admiring the decorations, the band of the Scots Guards playing a selection of music meanwhile. Music, too, was the staple fare at the inaugural ceremony which followed. It was furnished in plenty by several looal choral societies, and, when these tired, the rich notealof the new organ swelled through the building, penetrating to the farthest corner and arousing the echoes. This magnificent instrument, the gift of Sir. W. H. Wills, formerly M.P. for East Bristol, was built at a cost of £ 5,000. It is 70ft. high, has a chamber 32ft. square, and is blown by three elec- tric motors. In the evening, a grand ball brought the festivities to a close. One note of sadness alone intruded on the gaiety of the proceedings. It was the knowledge that Sir Arthur Sullivan,who bad promised to conduct his Golden Legend at the opening concert, was being laid to his rest in St. Paul's.

THE COMMAND OF THE ARMY.

LICENSING CHANGES IN MANXLAND.

THRILLING SCENES AT A FIRE.…

STABBING MANIA AT HULL. j

ESCAPE OF MILITARY PRISONERS.I

GOVERNMENT CUTTER LOST. 1

FUNERAL OF SIR A. SULLIVAN.

REVENUE COMMISSIONERS LOSE.

DEATH DUTY APPEAL DISMISSED.

-n_----COAL MINE ON FIRE.

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