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A NEW RUSSIAN SECT.

ANGLO-GERMAN RELATIONS.

THE ARMY ESTIMATES.

EDUCATION CONTROL.

THE NIGERIAN RISING.

IMPORTATION OF LIVE CATTLE.

HYPOCRITICAL BIGAMIST.'

EYE SPECIALIST'S PAMPHLETS.

ESCAPE FROM GIPSIES. E.

BABY DROWNED BY BABY,

MIDNIGHT rUNTING TRAGEDY.

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DEATH OF GENERAL GATACRE.

A STORY OF PARNELL.

BLACK AND WHITE IN AFRICA.

-= GRA YE CHARGE AGAINST A…

DEATH OF MR. F. J-. HORNIMAN.I

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THE KING IN TRANCE.

FIRE AT A BALL.

SHARING THE BOOTY.

EXPELLED UNDER THE ALIENS…

SWALLOWED A NAIL.

CHARGE AGAINST A SHIPOWNER.

A RAILWAY TRAGEDY.

INSANE MOTHER'S DEED.

"FOR LADIES ONLY."

HOSPITALS AND OUT-PATIENTS.

PARIS CANAL MYSTERY.

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FACTS AN& fancies. Shiphekd^ believe the osi a sherds back is »n unfa;ig barometer. The curlier the wooi j fiasr w J.! be she weather. is unfa;ig barometer. The curlier the wooi j t fiasr w J.! be she weather. Un a r.ew" aw in Nor Var jrary woui(-bE must exhibit a certificate that she knows bow to cock. In onvay a dystjoptio is regarded 83" a natural curiosity. NatUraJ gas has oec-D flowing for nssKiy years in several of the Caucasian prov-frces bordering tho Capian Sea. Stfite of these g:> whicL havo omitted flames ror a periac beyond the memc. of living m¡A<J: are SUpG:rt:I0u"ly calleo the "eternal fires." BLAC& P'E.RLG. Of peavJsv s few HacH outs of f"rl"¡¡t yarn;" are obtained in tfre Gulf of California, witi-s some of those from Panama and .4 .tra! Í: are of wrv superior quality: but pi&cv;ra!]y all the smaU pearls come from India, as r a large jsto portion of the medium aiM large ones. Wire:sr THE Kale's Teavki.S. When the Ger/nan Empvror travels en Ger- man railways a detailed bill is made out for >' every engine and car used and for the distance i;traversed. ife is estimated fhaf he pays the- Prussian railways- clone about" £5,000 a-v»ar. -+-- WHY PEOPLE no SOGX/st. Black hair is stronger than süidren tresses and wifl sustain double the w-eiglit. Recently a German savant has teen expfvrtnewting anat has found that it is possrlWe to sasrien«di! a weig&i of fúUT ounces by a hair. ¡J1IO"i':irled tlw hair be Hack. Blonde hair will WSiT at varying weights dependent' upor.' the exact tirrt. A yellow haJrwiIl scarce SUppOTIT two capites:: brown will hold; up three without breaking; wltile a dark brown will sustain an addknonaC half-ounce. The greater vitality of the black hair is declared to r't1. the reason tiie- preponderance of blou-io bald ieads. Gkeeot CATKRPILLAKS: A •jaterpillar will," in or month, dc-wtsr 600 times Üs own weigM in g-reen mod. It would take a man nearly three, laontfo eat a quantJ-j of food in proportion. The caterpillars of motfhs usually eav more- than those d. butter- llies. JAPAN'S Si«,AVEET;> IXDTS7T?,Y. The ,3W(¥rl inrlmrr, is of im- portance in Japan. An- interesting accouxr of Ct is given: in the Jivlleti ■ of 1110 Fisheries Buraao. Washington, by 3Ir. H. 31. Smith. The value of the seaweed ,trepai:?d in Japan is said to exceed" I i is vised for human: food and as manure. In Ar,erica, on the- other hand, it is pointed out that the seaweed indmci-y is small, and practically restricted to 31assachusetts. where op species. Chondrux ai,(p11.(. ;1; coilhctecl and prepared to bp sohiii to brewer* druggists, ind groeeis. It is that if properly developed the seaweed indusiry could, be m"'>dc very profitable in America. •- A CArsE QIKKKUJ-JTESS. Brushes or combs used on the- heads of perrons afflicted with scaly bal"lne» will cc.mmunrim>œ the disease- to otlwr hca te and Dr. O. Lassar con- siders that baldness is spread by Icj irdressers who employ combs and brushes on their custo- 111ers. one after another without any regular cleansing of these article: they are uaed. BOAKDING-Hot c-R GEOMETRY. DEFIXITIOXS. 1. All boarding-houses are th same bcardirsg-- bouse. 2. Boarders in the same boarding-house and on the same flat are equal ro one another. 3. A single room is which hath no parts Bnd no magnitude. 4. The landlady of the- boarding-house is a parallelogram—that is. an oblong angular figure that cannot .be described, and is equal to any- thing. 5. A wrangle is the disinclination to oadh or her of two boarders that mee. together but are not on the same floor. 6. All the other rooms being taken, a single room is said to be a double room. pOSTrLATES AND PROPOS1TIOXS. L A pie may bo proooctd any number of times. 2. The landlady may be reduced to her lowest terms by a serious of propositions. 3. A bee-line may be made from any rding- house to any other boardi&-hous(>. 4. The clothes of a boarding-house bed, stretched ever so far both ways, will not. mfet 5. Any two meals at a boarding-house are together less than a square feed. 6. On the same bill and on the same side of it there should not be charges for the same thing. 7. If there be two boarders on the same floor and the amount of side or one be equal to the amount of side of the other. and the wrangle between the one boarder and the landlady be equal to the wrangle between the landlady and the other boarder, then shall the weekly bills of the two boarders be equal. For, if not. let one bill be the greater, then the other bill is leSt than it nnght have been, which is absurd. THE SHAH'S CAT. Cats are held in great reverence in Persia. The Shah alone has fifty of them. and each one has an attendant of its own. with a special room for meals. When the Shah travels the cats go also, being carried by men on horseback. DIED OF BEI-G BAPTISED." The i uritan baby had a Spartan struggle for life in its bleak New England home, says a Sunday at Home, writer. Summer was well fc.nough. but, in winter, despite the roaring logs in the great open fire-place, it. was chilling indeed, only four feet, from the chimney. The Sunday after his birth, the baby was taken to be christened in the freezing meptlng-house. In widely-scattered parishes "it might be truthfully recorded of many a chrisom-child: Died of being baptised. "One cruel parson believed in and practised infant immersion. fairly a Puritan torture, until his own child nearly lost its life thereby." Judge Sewall's diary, which is our only definite or extended contemporary picture of colonial life, records that on January 22nd. 1694, there was a very extraordinary storm by reason of the falling and driving of the. snow. Few women could get. to meeting. A child named Alexander was baptised in the after- noon." We can fancy the little Alexander dressed in fine linen and swathed in his christen- ing-blanket. borne by his nurse through tha driving snow to the icy meeting-house. It is not surprising to learn that the-mortality among in- fants was appalling. Puritan mothers were all strict churchgoers, and they and their babies figured largely in the "Sabbath gatherings. WORLD'S LARGEST LIBRARY. T largest library in the world is the National Library of Paris, containing forty mil of shelves, holding some 3.000,000 books. There are also 200.000 manuscripts. 300.000 maps and charts, and 150.000 coins and medals. MERCURIES." very interesting instance s a.re recorded of messenger boys who have been strange and remarkable missions. Not many years ago a well-dressed gentleman walked into one of the London branch offices and placea upon the counter a. note. "Let one of your boys deliver this," he said, and wait for an answer. I wish him to start immediately." Next boy on," laconically called the superin- tendent but, glancing at the envelope, he noted that the address was Hanford, Cali- fornia. U.S.A." Taken somewhat by surprise he remarked that the fees would be rather heavy. They will be paid. whatever they come to," said thp stranger, presenting tho card of the late Colonel M'Calmont. a man of greai wealth. Within an hour the" next bov on" had started with the note. He beat the regular mails by five hours. The journey out and back cost, in one way and another more than £100; but it well repaid Colonel M'Calmont. One of the peculiar tasks imposed on a mes- senger boy not long ago, says the Penny Maga- zine. was to lead a donkey from Charing Cross tc Euston Station. District 3Iessenger 1199 received the animal from the horse van, and amid the good-natured chaff of the train porters led off his charge. The donkey took things very com- placently, as is the donkey's wont. and trudged behind the messenger boy through the busy Lon- don streets, much to the amusement of the pass- ing public. During Coronation time a messenger boy was employed to accompany an Indian Prince and shew him the sights of the City. He vvnt to aii theatres, music-halls, and other places of amusement. and successfully conducted the visitor through some of the worst slums. Another Eastern potentate on a visit London em- ployed a messenger boy to make purchases of vast quantities of toys, both from the street dealers and the stores. The boy made ail his purchases judiciously, and did not spend a psnnv more than was requisite, though a large sum was placed at his disposal- In fact, througk his judgment and knowledge of prices he saved hia employer a considerable sum, and was duly re- warded for hll iaithful service. As a result of the trial hy court-martial at Ochakoff. Russia, of Lieutenn: Schmidt and ti e other persons accused with hi-n of nnrtieinafion in the Seba-topol mutiny. Lieutenant Schmidt WRS sentenced TO death hy ham:in<r. and th sailors Tchastnik. Antonenko. and Oladkoft were condemned to be snot. I The Dean and Chapter of Ely are arranging for the celebration of the SCOth anniversary, on October 17th, cf the consecration of the Cathc- dral.

AMERICAN HCMOUR. "

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