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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT.

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THE PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT.

EXECUTION AT HORSEMONGER-LANE…

IALL SIMPLICITY and RUDE PLENTY.I

BARON KRUDENER.

SHEEP-FARMING IN JAPAN.

OPENING THE NEW HOTEL DIEU…

THE NAVAL ENGAGEMENT IN THE…

A RECOLLECTION OF SINOPE.

WISE IN THEIR GENERATION.

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WISE IN THEIR GENERATION. A special course of musketry instructior has been opened at Spandau for German offioer.' from all parts of the Empire, -and it is understood (tm.;TB tb Evening Standard), that the chief task assigned b those in attendance will be to study and make experments on the different patterns of breech loaders in us-, so as to arrive at a final decision as to which to adipt. The Manser rifle, it is stated by those who annen with it, leaves much to be desired. These who lawe, had ex- perience with the Dreyse far and away refer that weapon, and raise three objections to tb Manser. The first seems hardly valid, but the wo others are not ro be slighted. They say that it is too light, that it becomes over-heated after a certain I number of shots, and that the recoil h e ceasively painful to the shoulders. The Germans set a example to other military nations—in their hour of sueess they I' do not neglect precautions having won the ace, they endeavour to preserve the lead. Thus, istead of pooh-poohing any hints they may receif; as to deficiencies, and "procrastinating through ti idity or fltlse cunning, they set about rectifying mist kes and making improvements on the spot. We may beure that the recommendations which will emanate fronr-pandau will be adopted forthwith, and that the entre army will be supplied with the rifle ultimately appnved by I the council of officers. Greater uniformity ( feeling will be secured, and that bond of amity and oc fidence known as esprit de corps will also be strengthened by bringing together the leaders of Saxon and N urteni- burg, Hessian and Prussian regiments, tc per fee; themselves in their profession in communit. The establishment of this school at Spandau is not the only sign of the untiring activity and vi j-ance of the Prussian authorities. The headquarters-stag is about to send a commission of superior ofirs to draw up an exact report on the number aad civilities of the railways and the matiri-el and staff of the various companies throughout Germany. The prin- cipal object these officers will have in view will be the arrangement of a system of temporary stations at every important junction on the line, with adequate depots of third-class carriages, so that in case a mobilisation were precipitately ordered, men would not have to be sent to their destination in open waggons and baggage-trucks, as in 1866 and 1870-71. The Germans are taking time by the forelock, it will be perceived: but they were always wise in their generation, and exceedingly provident.

ATTAR OF ROSES."

A CURIOUS INCIDENT.

DEATH of a MEMBER of the LIVINGSTONIA…

ARMIES FED ON DATES.

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r11■1■■■-— A QUESTION TO BE…

THE COLORADO BEETLE SCARE.

MR. MECHI ON THE CROPS.

THE TASTE FOR SHOOTING.

SHODDY VINEGAR.

SELECTED ANECDOTES.

THE MARKETS,

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DETECTIVES IN AUSTRIA. -

THE DEATH OF AZIZ PASHA.

THE FUTURE OF ENGLAND.

BIRDS' PRESERVATION ACT.