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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT.

A CHINESE TRAGEDY.

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A NAVAL MYSTERY.

THE BISHOP OF MANCHESTER ON…

I ====== SALMON POACHERS.

IN THE MIDST OF BURSTING SHELLS.

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IN THE MIDST OF BURSTING SHELLS. An Oecasioual Correspondent of the Standard, writing from Widdin, in giving a description of the firing at Widdin, says The Turkish fire was slow but steady. Osman Pacha was for some time in the largest battery at the far end of the fortress. While there he told a private soldier to fire very carefully at one of the Roumanian batteries which was very hard at work. The first shot fell right in it, and he repeated this three times, the shell on every occasion bursting in the Roumanian battery. Osman Pacha was so pleased that he em- braced the soldier and made him a serjeant on the spot. We had only one man wounded during the whole day, which is really marvellous when you consider the number of shells fired. The reason is that as soon as the first shell is fired nearly every one secrets himself in his cellar and there remains until the firing is over. All the Turkish women imme- diately rush to the large gate of the fortress; for as you enter the archway, on either side are two doors which open into a large dark space more like a dungeon than anything else. Some time ago these places were used as stables, but of late they have been cleaned out, and a now only used as a protection for the Turkish women, who crowd these in 'great numbers. A great many of the houses in the fortress are so peppered and damaged that they will require to be entirely pulled down and rebuilt. The schoolhouse near the mill is completely gutted. I saw one house literally blown to pieces by the bursting of a large shell in it. There is nothing but one wall and a little bit of the roof remaining. During all the firing which has taken place for the last few days not one shell has_ fallen on the hospital. A shell did fall on a house facing it, and bursting, a large piece went through the hospital wall, and fell in an empty ward. Several people have had • very narrow escapes. A Turkish woman with two children was sitting in her house on the second storey whtfn a shell Entered below, and, exploding, blew out two sides of the wall and part of the roof, leaving the woman and her children unhurt. Another shell fell in a room where two men were asleep, and burst without injuring them, although it smashed everything in the room into atoms. Of all the people here, the Turks are by far the most indifferent, for while all the shops are immediately closed, the Turkish coffee-houses are always open, and there the Turks col- leet to drink their coffee and smoke their nargili or cigarette, and chat away quite regardless of shells bursting on all sides of them."

RUSSIAN PRISONERS IN TURKEY.

MONEY ORDERS AND POSTA^ NOTES.

DEATH OF MR. J. C. MARSHMAN.

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A COSSACK CAMP.

BOARD OF TRADE RETURNS.

THE COLORADO BEETLE.

ON THE DANUBE.

M^—** LORD SANDON ON RELIGIOUS…

SELECTED ANECDOTES.

THE MARKETS.