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OUR LONDON CORRESPONDENT.

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; NEWS NOTES.

FRANK BUCKLAND'S FISH MUSEUM.

A MILLIARD MINUTES.

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I5 New York public dining has reached such a pass that the Times of that city hascome forward with a scheme of reform one, 'it may be added, which might in many respects be also followed with advan- tage in London. Every dinner, it is laid down, should begin at 7.30, and coffee should put an end to the meal by 9.30 at the latest, while no banquet should be of more than five courses, and only two kinds of wine should be served. It is in the matter «of speech-making that those who attend Metropolitan banquets would welcome the proposed change, for it is iuggested that all the speeches together should not ^oJfcupy more than an hour and a half THE total ad dition of steam tonnage to the Register of the United Kingdom during 1898 was 1,111,768 tons gross, and of sailing tonnage 29,053 gross tons, making altogether 1,140,821 tons, an aniount whieb has never before been equalled in one year. Of new vessels last year, 665, of 1.138,575 tons, were added to Lloyd's Register. On the whole, during 189a. the steamers on the Register of the United Kingdom have increased by 245 vessels, and 415.108 tons, while sailing vessels have decreased by 344 vessels, and 20o,815 tons. The total number of vessels on the Register has, therefore, decreased by 99, and the total tonnage has increased by 209,293 tons during th year.

A LONG-SUFFERING WIFE.

THE CYCLE IN WAR. I

"EVERY MAN HIS OWN LANDLORD."

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CULTURED FILIPINOS.

TELEPHONE GIRLS AND INFLUENZA.

A HOME FOR JACK.

FIGHTING FIRES IN "SKY-I SCRAPERS."

STATUES OF SCOTCH WORTHIES.I

- HOW TO BE HAPPY THOUGH MARRIED.

GLADSTONE 'PARK.''

AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVES FOR SWEDEN.

TEETOTAL MAYORS.

GREAT FIRE IN NEW YORK.

NORTH NORFOLK ELECTION.

POISONING AT WATFORD.

IA MISSING CLERGYMAN.

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BRAVERY REWARDED.

DEATH IN CHAPEL.

MR. WALTER LONG AT TROWBRIDGE.

THE BIDDENDEN TRAGEDY.

THE CLOUDED LEOPARD.

A NEW SATELLITE OF SATURN.

COMPULSORY BALLOT FOR THE…

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LION TAMER MAULED.

HAYDN'S BIRTHPLACE BURNED.

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