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DEATH OF LADY SALISBURY.

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IN view ot the lact. that. Major Giroimrd is to be General Buller's chief railway officer, it is interesting to notice that the author of The Soudan Campaign, 1896-99," declares that the success of the expedition was largely due to his speed and thoroughness in lay- ing out the line. PATRIOTISM takes many forms. In view of the war in the Transvaal a photographer announces his willing- ness to photograph sailors and soldiers in uniform free of charge, and to present a cabinet portrait to every- one accepting the oifer; while a hire system furnish- ing company gives notice that it will suspend pay- ments for goods to all Reserve men called out, and that, in the event of any of their customers being killed during the war, the company will forego the balance of the account and make a present of the whole of the goods to the widow or children. THE Manhattan Eye and Eur Hospital in New York possesses a novel surgical instrument intended to extract particles of iron and steel from the eye. It consists of a powerful electro-magnet mounted on a stand running on castors. When an operation is to be performed one end of the magnet is cautiously brought near the patient's eye. If a < piece of steel or iron is imbedded in the eyeball, the patient experiences a sharp pain as the metallic silver forces its way through the tissues and fli.e& to the magnet. The injury to the eye is said to be legs than that caused by using a knife. DURING the last 200 years England has spent over twelve hundred millions of money in war, which still means a payment of over twenty millions a year in interest on debt. But the naval wars of the future will be far more expensive than the land wars of the past. It is estimated that a naval action between 30 modern battleships would cost something like a million sterling an hour; and that a naval war between England, France, and Russia would cost a sum of money equal to the market value of every inch of English soil. I

SUCCESSFUL SUBMARINE BOAT.

THE SECOND BIGGEST WATERWAY.

CHRISTMAS CHEER FOR THE .:HOSPITALS.

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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