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SAILOR'S STORY.

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NEWS NOTES.

COLLIERY FIRE.

MR. CHAPLIN ON VACCINATION.

BOILER EXPLOSION.

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MANY TONS OF PRODUCE LOST.

I. ¡ J RARE BIRDS SHOT.

BIRMINGHAM FAT STOCK SHOW

THE MUCKROSS ESTATE.

KIPLING AS A JOURNALIST.

MISS MASSETS MOVEMENTS.

OUR " NATIONAL TRUST."

'ITHE QUEEN AS A COMFORTER.

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OPAL mining in Australia is perhaps the newest industry there. In many parts of that continent opals are being found in highly payable quantities. THE battleship Blake, the flagship of Rear-Admiral Lake, which took the leading part in the naval recep- tion of the German Emperor, is in charge of Cap- tain E. H. M. Davis, an officer who has seen a good round of service. He joined the navy close upon 40 years ago, and had his baptism of fire at the bom- bardment of Kagosima, in Japan, in 1863. The fol- lowing year he was in at the capture of the Simon- oseki forts. In 1877-78 he served with the Naval Brigade in the Kaffir war, and earned special promo- tion, and in 1879 he distinguished himself in the Zulu war. His last important service was when, in command of the Royalist in 1892, he annexed the Gilbert Islands, a rich little group in the Pacific, on the Equator, where the notorious kings, Tem-Baiteke and Tem-Bainooke, reigned supreme some years ago. Captain Davis came on the scene after the disap- pearance of these fire-eaters, and the monarch he took over with the ill-numbered thirteen islands was a lad who had only just reached the trouser- vrearing time of life. Captain Davia I^53 years of age, and one of the most able and popular U>ea in the Royal Envy. I :(

SAILORS' PERILS.

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MR. CHAMBERLAIN'S YOUTH.

THEATRE DESTROYED BY FIRE

HOW MONCRIEFFE WENT TO THE…

CHINESE MISSIONARY'S DIFFICULTY.

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GOT HER FEET WET.

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MISSIONARIES FOR ] 5,000,000…

THE WATER-TIGER.

MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND IN THE…

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DEATH OF DR. CHALMERS.

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THE GERMAN EMPEROR'S VISIT.

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