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THE SLADE BARONETCY CASE.

THE VISIT OF THE BELGIANS…

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STRONG AFFECTION A CHARACTERISTIC…

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._--------"MARRY IN HASTE-REPENT…

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THROWING OIL ON TROUBLED WATERS! The following strange statement is made in the Journal du Lctv),e A merchant captain who has been at sea twenty years, ten of them in command of ships, writes that twice in the course of that time he savell his vessel by oiling the sea. "When the master of a ship," says he, "cannot escape from a tempest—that is, when his vessel is disabled, and he has to support all the force of the wind—let him spread, two or three gallons of oil, if he has them, drop by drop by the side of the vessel. He will then have a calm sea to the windward, for the sea. breaks the moment it comes in contact with the oil, and the vessel will remain in tranquil water so long as the oil may flow. In 1864, in the most violent gale I ever had, I lost my sails and my rudder, and my ship could not have resisted the sea for an hour if I hail not had o.l on board. Five gallons of oil lasted me fifty-six hours, and saved the ship, the cargo, and the lives of my men. Let vessels of large ton- nage have two reservo'rs of forty gallons each, placed one on one side the other on the other, with a cock to let the oil flow the moment it is needed. Let small vessels have reservoirs of ten gallons, the boats of vessels reservoirs of five gil,otis-all well tilled; and, in case of wreck or fire, the boats and vessels can make themselves a calm sea in the event of there being a gale. This very simple system will save numerous vessels, many lives, and thousands in money." It is a pity that the discoverer of this system does not give his name, and that of the ships he has com- manded, also the dates on which, the precise spots where, and the circumstances under which, he used the oil 1

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER…

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LOST IN THE BUSH.

A GOOD WORD FOR THE HOUSE…