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FIELD AND FARM.

IGARDENING GOSSIP. I

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-NERYIE'S LESSON.

NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION".…

THE RED CROSS AT SEA. I

THE MARLBOROUGH GEMS. I

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I THE CATHEDRAL OF NOTRE DAME.

EXPEDITION TO MOUNT KENIA.

BOER NAMES FOR THE BRITISH.…

TICKETS TO MATRIMONY. I

ALIEN IMMIGRATION.

BATH'S HISTORIC HOUSES. I

DEAD OR ALI YE—WHICH ?I

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I _THE QUEEN'S LEVEE.7

I _EXPLOSIVES BY POST.

ASCENSION DAY.

FIFTEEN CHILDREN DROWNED.

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FIFTEEN CHILDREN DROWNED. A collision took place between two passenger steamers on the Oder at Stettin, and one, the Bliicher, was sunk, many on board being drowned. The catastrophe was all the more terrible that the passengers of the ill-fated boat were mostly women and children, there being so few men on board that help was not available. Some of the more stout- hearted ones amongst the passengers threw some of the children on to the deck of the other vessel, the Politz, before they tried to save themselves in boats, which had hurried to the spot. The affair was witnessed by hundreds of people on the banks. The whole crew of the Bliicher were saved, the captain clinging to the funnel, which remained projecting out of the water about 18in. The work of rescue was made more difficult by the fact that an awning covered the deck, and also because many women and children were in the cabins, the doors of which could not be opened after the collision. The number of children drowned is stated to be 15.

-BRITISH MUSEUM'S GIFT.

MR. CECIL RHODES, "D. C. L."

GOLD IN A MATTRESS.

THE WRECK OF THE LOCH SLAY.

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