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AN EASTERN WIFE'S REVENGE.

TOES FOR FINGERS.

A BARREL OF XXX.

MAN AND BEAST FIGHT.

THE BEGGAR'S BANK BOOK.

THE FIRST CHANNEL STEAMER.

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THE FIRST CHANNEL STEAMER. In March, 1816, the first steamboat crossed the English Channel from Brighton to Havre. The Majcstic, in 1816, built at Ramsgate, with engines of twenty-five horse-power, was considered a gigantic concern. Her crossing from Dover to Calais with two hundred passengers, and her return without accident, was a feat highly appreciated. This vessel established the ascendancy of steam- boats over other means of water convoyance. The sailing-packet between Margate and Ramsgate was often detained two days by calms and tides. The steamboat passed and repassed the sailing-packet loaded with passengers. On one occasion, the third night out, the packet was caught at anchor in a sudden northerly gale, and lost much of her gear; and the next day, while the gale was stronger, had the mortification of seeing the Majestic pass and convey her passengers into Margate.

A TRAIN ATTACKED BY BRIGANDS.

----WHAT DID HE MEAN?

A RELIC OF POMPEII.I

--A BATHING MASTER ATTACKED…

CAREFUL SON-IN-LAW.

A COWBOY'S TOOTHACHE.

A LUCKY PROFESSION.

FARM AND GARDEN.

THE MISER'S DIAMOND NECKLACE.

HOUSE OF COMMONS' TIME TABLE.

IMPORTANT DATES TO BE OBSERVED…

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MAN AND BEAST FIGHT.