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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT, !

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THE LATE AZIZ PASHA.

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MR. GLADSTONE AT HOME.

A BISHOP ON BISHOPS.

THE FEAR OF TORPEDOES.

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THE FEAR OF TORPEDOES. •— The naval correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, in a letter under date Baljik, July 12, says :— As regards the strength of Sebastopol as a sea fortress it is of no very great consequence, and I would '•uarantee to run in to the harbour, with a few power- ful ironclads, with trifling loss but there is a far more serious consideration than double-banked forts, earth batteries, and 25-ton guns—the ghastly torpedo, with its known power but unknown position, has to be reckoned. These hidden infernal machines are enough to make stout hearts hesitate that would welcome the open and above-board action of artillery, and enjoy a good give-and-take fight. I hope I am no croaker, but I do fear that the enterprise of naval commanders will be paralysed, as most surely the chivalry of naval warfare will depart un- less some means of counteracting or destroying torpedoes is recognised. For this end the greatest maritime nation in the world, whose aggressive war- fare is mainly confied t« her fleets, and whose most brilliant pages of history are to be found in the chivalrous daring and enterprise of her naval com- manders, must spare neither money nor science. My opinion is that marine warfare will become in time a matter of speed and torpedoes—that the great iron arnaments of to-day will be as useless as our grand old wooden walls of twenty years ago, and, though it will always be necessary for England to have powerful floating batteries for her first line of defence, they will have to be, ridiculous as it may sound, under the con- voy of torpedo-craft.

The POSSESSION of CONSTANTINOPLE.

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----SENTENCED TO DEATH.

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THE "HEAT" OF DEBATE.

DISTRESS IN RUSSIA.

THE LATE MR. WARD HUNT.

A MILITARY GLUTTON.

THE RUSSIAN RETREAT FROM PLEVNA.

SELECTED ANECDOTES.

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