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I.A BRAVE MAN'S DEATH.

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A GALLANT DRUMMER OF THE 4…

A CURIOUS SARCOPHAGUS,'

IN JERUSALEM.1',

. CRETE AND 3)HE BIBLE.- -';.,

TA LLER WOMEN FOR POST 0 *FFICII,8-

THE SPANISH MINISTER.

HUGE FEES.

AN UNDERGROUND CHURCH.

DANGERS OF ELECTRIC WIRES.…

A SUPERSTITIOUS DOCTOR.

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A FORCED MARRIAGE,

SECRET SOCIETIES.

BIRDS AND FASHIONS.

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THE SEVENOAKS TBAGKDY.

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.,-OUR LONDON CORRESPONDENT.…

ABOUT ICELANL7

ARTIFICIAL SILK.

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ARTIFICIAL SILK. t So pronounced is the success of artificial ailk that English mills are taking it up, and a large amount of machinery now idle is to be put to work weaving it. There has been a good deal of question as to the relative strength of the natural and artificial product. Experiments have been made which show that the latter has about 80 per cent. of the former, bui5. the, manner of working is quite different. Those who havawmsked with the artificial fibre are surprised at. the exquisitexiokrtirb produced. They take dye much more,, readily than the natural silk. Another peculiarity isthe extremely rich and high lustre of the fabric. Of course, the cloth made from artificial fibre will be less durable than the genuine thread of the silkworm, but, it is promised in much less expensive grades, and when once the factories and mills are fully at work, it is claimed that prices will bo wonder- fully reduced,, so -iiiuch so, indeed, that everybody can afford. to wear sill <.0.