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L..... .-LORD SALISBURY'S…

THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON TRADE…

------A CANDIDATE'S ADVENTURES.

LONDON STEAMER IN DANGER.

p *".............—— EX-OFFICER…

A PRISON EXPERIMENT.

BUTTONS ON THE BACK OF A COAT.

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During a military f<;te at Spezia a portion of the ruins ot the ancient baths of Silenus, on which a number of persons were standing, collapsed. Fifty people were thrown into the sea. No life was lost, but several persons were injured. Knrly on Tuesday morning the Crown Princess of ■ltoumacia gave birth to a son, who will r- ceive the name of Nicholas. A girder of the new bridge over the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway :11 Ageerol't. near Man- chester, tell on Sunday night and completely blocked both the mam lines. The traffic 011 Mondav had to be work' d by circuitous routes. On Saturday the town of Thornton, in Fil'eshire, was thrown into a sta.fi- nf excitement by receipt ot a telegram that an excursion from the town had met with an areident resulting jM two men and a boy being kWled. The post-office repeated the tele- gram on request lh>- wives of the men were in a great state, hut. on 1111" arrival of the excursionists, it only a cruel hoax. A memurd tablet for hie Empress Frederick v> as solemnly tin* eih-d in the Knglish Church at. iiomburg on Sat unlay. The memorial takes the form of four relict's p\:>ced iu the spandrels ot th" arches illt ilt, aisle, ivpre-eie ingthe four Kvang-liats, and a tablet with an inscription beneath. Manv of the survivors from the Paris railway disaster are suffering from the poisonous gases inhaled during the ibght. Five are said to have since died. BUTTONS ON THE BACK OF A COAT. When a man carried a sword he held his sword belt in place by means of two buttons on the back of the coat. But though swords and sword-belts have long gone out of fashion the two buttons on the back of the coat still remain, and no man would consider his cutaway or his frock coat properly- finished if it did not have two buttons placed in the smat of the back immediately above the coat tails.

. QUAINT HOUSEHOLD REGULATIONS.

0I TYPOGRAPHICAL ABSURDITIES.

. NAMKS OF THE MONTHS.

. THS CAT AND THE RATS.

. THE PROCESS OF DIGESTION.…

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CHEMIST'S DEATH BY MISADVENTURE.