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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.

. QUAINT HOUSEHOLD REGULATIONS.

0I TYPOGRAPHICAL ABSURDITIES.

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0 I TYPOGRAPHICAL ABSURDITIES. A newspaper man wrote an ad for a theatre, and in it soad From liallf-past eight ilirkil half-past ten You laugh and laugh and laugh again. The style on that paper called for expressing the hours by figures, so when the ad appeared it read like this: From 8.30 to 10.30 You laugh and laugh and laugh again. One Sunday a preacher took for his text, "Be ye therefore steadfast," which, being interpreted in the weekly paper, meant, Be ye there for breakfast." Style is everything in a newspaper office, and some papers speli "theatre," "centre," "livre," and so on with a final "er." That is why one of these papers a while ago announced that a celebrated French actor received a salary of "300 livers." It would be a long story to tell in detail how mix- ups happen, but they that really do happen can be doubted by no newspaper man whose knowledge of the business ever led him to explorations of the mysteries of the composing room, as well as the somewhat intricate mazes of the editorial room. And so this heart-breaking account of a marriage may be vouchd for as an actual occurrence: "The church was finely decorated with holly and evergreen and the altar was hidden in a wealth of flowers. Out of the recesses rose rare tropical plants, and frcm the ceiling hung fifteen Western veals, which at this time of year are scarce and correspondingly dear, who wore a white corded silk, a creation of Worth's with pearl ornaments. Then came the maid of honour, the cousin of the bride, Miss Henrietta Blower cf Chicago, wearing a dress of white tulle, with diamond ornaments, and she was followed by a small bunch of Montana sheep, who after the ceremony was over were served with a sumptuous dinner at the house of the bride."

. NAMKS OF THE MONTHS.

. THS CAT AND THE RATS.

. THE PROCESS OF DIGESTION.…

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CHEMIST'S DEATH BY MISADVENTURE.