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DEATH OF LADY SALISBURY.

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SUCCESSFUL SUBMARINE BOAT.

THE SECOND BIGGEST WATERWAY.

CHRISTMAS CHEER FOR THE .:HOSPITALS.

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IN view of the recent exportation of the new quick-, firing Colt gun to the Cape, an interesting series of experiments for testing the time in which tha destruc- tive Wet pon can be taken to pieces and reconstructed, ready for use, has just teen held in London, before a large company of interested experts, an English- man managing to accomplish the feat in the extra- ordinary time of lmin. 39see. The Boers do not possess specimens of this gun, which only weighs 401b., and fires between 300 and 400 shots per minute. The range of the gun is nearly two miles. M. PADKRKWSKI, who has just completed his 39th year, was born in Poland. He displayed his musical abilities at a very early age, but it was not till after the death of his first wife that he seriously devoted himself to the profession. He is now probably the first of living pianists, and he is, in addition, a by no ,means indifferent composer. One of his fantasias WAS produced at the Norwich Festival in 1893, and be has composed a minuet which has been compared with the finest efforts of Mozart in this direction. M. Paderewski was married a second time a little while since. ONE of the strangest and most conservative of Christian communities is the settlement of monks and hermits on Mount Athos. According to a German scholar who visited the region not very long ago, there are 21 large monasteries, 11 villages, 250 cells, and 150 hermitages, which, together, accommo- date about 6000 persons. They represent all nations, but agree in Kving in perfect seclusion according to the rule of St. Basil. They are said t& be tolerant and hospitable, but no Moslem is allowed to settle in the, district. and DO woman may set foot on the mountain.

CURRENT SPORT.

THE GERMAN EMPEROR'S VISIT.

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FORBIDDEN GUNS FOR INDIA.

THE HURRICANE IN THE WEST

PRINCE LOUIS NAPOLEON.'

WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA.

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FOUR CHILDREN BURNED TO DEATH.

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-----THE QUEEN AND HER SOLDIERS.

BRITISH SOLOMON1 ISLANDS