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DEATH OF THE EARL OF SEFTON.

MISERIES OF AN EX-COLLIER'S…

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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. -

A DOMESTIC TRAGEDY.

MR. JOSEPH COWEN ON THE -".…

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MR. JOSEPH COWEN ON THE r EMPIRE, The Mayor of Newcastle, Councillor John Goolden, J.P., gave an invitation dinner on Saturday night in Newcastle iu honour of the Queen's Jubilee. About 300 guests sat down. "The Queen," and other loyal and patriotic toasts were drunk with great enthusiasm. Mr. Joseph Cowen, in giving The British Empire," said that we had often thrown our influence, and sometimes our sword, into the scale of people struggling to be free. We had, too, encouraged and subsidised neighbouring nations in their despondency and destitution. We had, however, abandoned the old attitude of general arbitress. Our later furction had been educational, and we had laboured to multiply the number of con- stitutionally governed countries. That mission also wal accomplished, and some would have us rest and be thankful. But we could not, unless we were pre- pared to sink into the silence and inertia of a fifth- rate Power; and multiplied experience showed that mercantile States could not compete with great Continental communities unless they had a broad territory, a free population, an Imperial ideal, Mid adequate naval and military power. National sentiment as well as trade followed the flag. We must hold to our inheritance, not for the satisfac- tion of being formidable, but for the necessity of being free. If a nation proclaimed its impotence and admitted that under no circumstances would it resist attack or repel insult, it would first be despised and then trodden upon by envious rivals. In the colonies we had the seeds of gigantic destiny, and we could be cynically indifferent to their security and welfare. In India we were lords paramount over a number of mutually hostile races. We had. to control them without offending them, and were dofng so by sym- pathy and firmness. We had put order in the place of anarchy, protection by law in the vlace of oppres- sion by the sword.

AN EX-MAYOR FINED

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TURKEY AND GREECE. .

THE FAMINE IN INDIA.

A COSTLY BIBLE.

A MILITARY REVIEW.

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EPITOME OF NEWS.

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TERRIBLE RAILWAY ACCIDENT.'

THE KHALIFA'S PLANS.

DEATH AT THE GRAVE SIDE.