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NOTES ON NEWS. NOTES O NEWS.I

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ALLIES' "REAL AND LASTING…

ANTWERP FORTS. ..——o

BRITISH NAVY'S IRON GRIPI

BREAKING THE NEWS.I

PETROL ON A GAS STOVE.

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r DRESS OF THE DAY. I

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WORK OF THE NAVY. I

"MAGNIFICENT TROOPS."

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i r' William Brooks, who was the captain of the gun from which the first shot was tired from the British flagship at the bom- bardment of Alexandria in 1882, died on Monday at Portsmouth. Thomas Stack, a Crimean veteran, aged eighty-nine, has died at Sheenless, East Cork. He was wounded at Sebastopol. For thirty-nine years Stack enjoyed a pension of £ 5o per annum. The King recently presented the second of the Victoria Croesei; awarded to Indian sol- diers, the recipient being Khan Habadhur Khan. A Belgian named Emile Burghman was fined 20s. at Cardiff for having in his posses- sion a live shell stolen from a cargo of am- munition shipped at Zeebrugge. General Goffre, General Pau, the Rus- sian Ambassador, and M. Delcaase lunchet! recently at the Elysee in Paris. Gencri 1 Pau will shortly go fo Russia to present the militarv medal to the Grand Duke Nicholas. Newcastle magistrates on Monaav dis- missed a charge of manslaughter against Robert Nicholson, aged 22, of Elswick-yard. of Elsw i c k -var a He and Thomas Patrick Radley, aged 24, were larking, and Nicholson threw a piece of rope over Radlev's head. The rope caught i-11 a machine, which pulled Radley in and decapitated him. Nicholson was charged on his own confession. A young porter named Davis, stationed at the District Railway, Westminster Station. Was dragged along by a West-bound train and picked up later in the tunnel terribly injured, his clothes being completely torn [ from him. He died in hospital. It is be.. lieved that his coat got caught in the train.

IMOTHER AND HOME.

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I THINGS THOUGHTFUL. !

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