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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.

ATTAR OF ROSES."

A CURIOUS INCIDENT.

DEATH of a MEMBER of the LIVINGSTONIA…

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DEATH of a MEMBER of the LIVING- STONIA MISSION. The melannboly nowo oommuiiiualed by telegraph through Reuter's Agency, announcing the death of Dr. Black, the head of the party in connection with the Free Church Mission sent out to Lake Nyassa last summer, was received in Edinburgh on Sunday even- ing. Dr. Black though a youngjnan, was well-known in Scotland, and more particularly in Glasgow and the west, where he studied, and where his worth and work could be best appreciated; and, by the large circle of his friends and by all interested in the progress of the Livingstonia mission, the announcement of his death will be received with feelings of the mbst poig- nant regret. Not one of those who formed the expedi- tion set out with a firmer determination or brighter hopes. He was prepared for any sacrifice at the same time was sanguine of success attending the work of those with whom he was acting. It may be remembered that the reinforcement to the Free Church Mission, of which Dr. Black was the head, left this country towards the end of May, 1876, along with the party of the Established Church, and two gentlemen in the interests of nmmerce, art, and natural science, and that late in autu an they joined Dr. Stewart, of Lovedale, who ccnduc ed them to their destination. Only a few months age letters of the most encouraging kind were received fr< n Dr. Stewart and Dr. Black regarding the pros pec'3 ef the mission, but one of Dr. Black's early epieti s showed that even on the journey out his health uffered. In a communication to Dr. Joshua Pat raon, of Glasgow, describing his arrival at Livingstonii, he said:— We all fcilt the change when we arrived. All were able to be up, except myself, but I had heart enough and strength enough to get up from the deck of the steamer and join in the hurrah three time tcld, with which our friends greeted our coming. We found them well, and well favoured this says a good deal for the Nyassa climate, compared with the Shire Valley. If we had tarried much longer down there, some of us would have left our bones; and as it was, we suffered a good deal. At one time so many as 15 were off duty. I was the first to take the fever. This was in the Quaqua or Quillimane river. The attack, though severe, was very short. My second began a week ago, and now I am convalescent. Some of our men have suffered very long with it, but all of them have come through well. Only five out of the 23 who left Port Elizabeth have escaped without it." When the second Livingstonia expedition was being organised, Dr. Stewart selected Dr. Black, and by all who knew him the choice was regarded as a particu- larly happy and fortunate one. Dr. Black, after the completion of his medical and theological studies, was ordained by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow, the service taking place in Free St. Matthew's Church. Before taking his departure from this country he was the recipient of many thoughtful acts of kindness by gentlemen in the east and west of Scotland. A meeting, largely attended by influential citizens and presided over by Principal Douglas, was held in the Free Church College Hall, Glasgow. At this gathering the most cordial wishes were expressed for l)r. Black's welfare, and as a token of interest in his work and respect for himself he was presented with a valuable case of surgical instruments, the gift of Dr. Joshua Patterson, Dr. Black was also honoured <swrtb a farewell meeting in Edinburgh, at which the venerable Dr. Duff presided, and on that occasion the youiig missionary spoke in hopeful terms of the undertaking with which he had connected himself, re- marking that the mission would be a fitting memorial of Dr. Livingstone, and, by the blessing of God, would bring light, liberty, and salvation to the tribes around Lake Nyassa. The telegram containing the sad news of Dr. Black's death is dated Cape Town, July 24th.-Edinhurgh Daily Review.

ARMIES FED ON DATES.

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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.