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CHINESE TORTURES.

THE HOOP SNAKE.

"BESS OF HARDWICK."

AN ACTRESS WHO REFUSED TO…

RUSSIAN GAOLS FULL.

IRREVERENCE FOR THE DEAD.

PRINCE BISMARCK ON MUSIC.

HOW AUTHORS DIFFER.

THE WORLD'S FAIR AT CHICAGO.

IHORRIBLE DEATH IN A FURNACE.I

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THE ARCHDUKE AND THE GIPSIES.

CHILIAN CUSTOMS.

THE BISHOP OF ADELAIDE AND…

AN AUSTRIAN TRAGEDY.

THE LATEST STRONG MAN.

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THE LATEST STRONG MAN. Some extraordinary feats of strength have, it is stated, been displayed in London by a young Sicilian named Romulus. He is a pupil of Attila, and but nineteen years old. He stands 5ft. 3Ain., scales 12st. 71b., and measures 50in. across the chest. Both right and left arm muscles measure exactly Win., his thighs 24in., and the calf 16in. Round the shoulder his arm measurement totalled 49in. The bar weighed 2601b, the right dumb-bell 1291b., and the left dumb-bell 1261b. So soon as Romulus had divested himself of his coat and vest he com- menced operations with the big bar. Grasping it with both hands, he raised it from the floor to his waist. Next brought it level with his shoulders, and then with a gentle push raised it above his head. Following this he lowered and raised the bar three times in succession, and appeared to be but little the worse for his exertions. In the space of a few seconds Romulus was fit for his next essay. This con- sisted of lifting the bar—-which had been reduced to 2451b. with hi3 right hand, after he had raised it to his shoulders with both. Nov.7 for the dumb-bells. As mentioned before, the riht-hand one scaled the 1291bs. and the left 1261bs., making in all 2551b. Romulus corn- mencend by raising the bells to his thighs. With but little exertion he next hoisted them to his shoulders, and, after raising them above his head, lowered and raised them twice in succession. This great performance was concluded by Romulus raising the right and left dumb-bell alternately. c. #'I

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THE ARCHDUKE AND THE GIPSIES.

CHILIAN CUSTOMS.

THE BISHOP OF ADELAIDE AND…

AN AUSTRIAN TRAGEDY.

THE LATEST STRONG MAN.

AMMANFORD AMUSEMENTS.