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)-{ WHY MAJOR SCOTT SHOT HIMSELF.

THE MUSEUM ROBBERY.

DISAPPEARANCE OF STATE BULLION.

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t. THE COST OF RAILWAYS ANALYSED. Taking a fairly representative section of one of the main lines outside of London costing £ 40,000 per mile, it, is stated in Engineering, that 24 per cent. of the cost was due to earthworks, 12 per cent. to tunnels, lli per cent. to permanent way, including 2 ballast, and 10 per cent. to land and compensation so that, here we have in four items 57 per cent. of 2 the total cost. Viaducts account for eight per cent. more, bridges for nine per cent., and calverts and drainage five per cent. The other smaller items are as follow: Fencing, 1J per cent.; accommodation works, two per cent.; sidings, three per cent.; junctions and signals one per cent.; stations includ- ing buildings (roadside only), 6 per cent. con- tingenciea, including Parliamentary, administration, legal, and engineering expenses, six per cent. main- tenance, £ per cent. The high cost for earthworks, viaducts, and bridges is explained by the necessity for easy gradients and curves to insure smooth work- ing and lugh speeds.

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THE QUEEN'S SCHOOLBOYS.

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