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THE NEW BREECH-LOADING COMPETITION.

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THE FARMER'S ANXIETIES.

nE PROPOSED TUNNEL ACROSS…

EXTRAORDINARY DEMONSTRATION…

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---NEWSPAPER SIGNATURES IN…

=:'!t' CHANGES OF THE COUNTENANCE.

---------THE LIBEL BILL.

UNQUALIFIED PRACTITIONERS…

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HOW NEWSPAPER REPORTS DIFFER!

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A CAUTION TO TRADES' UNION…

AN INTERNATIONAL PEACE CONGRESS.

A REMARKABLE DISCOVERY.

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A REMARKABLE DISCOVERY. Last week, as some labourers were employed in baI lasting on the works of the North London Railway, neatif the new station at Old Ford, near London, they came upon a large stone coffin, which lay some 2Mt. from thd surface of the ground. After clearing away the eartli from round it, the lid was raised, and the coffin waS found to contain a perfect skeleton, the teeth being iijf a good state of preservation. On being exposed to thtf air, however, the rib bones fell in and other portions ofi the frame slightly parted. The coffin is about 7ftii in length, 2ft. 4in. in width. There is no in3 scription or figures upon it-at least, none coulcl be traced; but it is considered that it must haves been buried many centuries back. It is formed out of; one piece of stone, the inside having been hewn. on chipped out. The lid is two or three inches in thick- ness, and the top is slightly rounded off. The spot where the coffin was found is close to the old Roman- road, which was the high road from Middlesex intoi Essex, over the old ford of the River Lee, which was there of greater dimensions than at present. A num- ber of old coins and urns have also been turned up iir the course of the excavations about the railway, and some two or three years since another stone coffin was: discovered in the upper part of Old Ford. After a good deal of exertion the railway men succ, eded in removing the stone to a neighbouring hut by the side of the line where it has been seen by some hundrecls ot persons.

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-----THE LATE ARCHDUCHESS…

A RESULT OF TRADES' UNIONS.