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OUR LONDON CORRESPONDENT.…

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NEWS NOTES.

BENIN KING'S SUBMISSION.

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MISS MARY MOORE INTERVIEWED.

GROCJSE AND GOLD.

GOLD RUSH TO KLOJNDYKE.

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HUMOURS OF AUCTION.

I ANIMAL LIKES AND DISLIKES.J

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DRIVERS AND THEIR DUTIES.

GLOOMY OUTLOUK FOR SILVER.!

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WILLS AND BEQUESTS.

NURSING IN WORKHOUSES.

NEW CANON OF ST. PAUL'S.

--A PATHETIC ECHO.

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NORTH AMERICAN STATION.

CLIMATE AND NERVES.

THE WEST VIRGINIA OUTLAWS.

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THE WEST VIRGINIA OUTLAWS. The notorious Hatfield brothers and their band of desperadoes, who successfully defended their position in the mountains after a large force of deputy- sheriffs had been sent to capture them, when several on both sides were killed and wounded, afterwards took refuge in a natural rocky fortress known as the Devil's Backbone, and situated not far from Tug River, Huntington, West Virginia. The sheriff re- turned to the attack with a large force and a quan- tity of dynamite. Another battle took place subse- quently, and many of the deputy-sheriffs were wounded. About half of the Devil's Backbone was blown up by the attacking party with dynamite. When the outlaws saw that the place had been mined they became terrorised, and (according to Dalziel) even threw stones, hoping thui to extinguish the fuse. Hatfield himself and several of his fol- lowers were injured, but the gang still managed to escape the sheriff, who has now gone in pursuit.

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