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THE" TOMB OF ROMULUS." I

DECREASE OF RABIES. 1

FAMORA. I

;THE CANCER SERUM. I

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IT may have been noticed by many people that the dummy clock signs hanging outside jewellers' shops are almost always set at eighteen minutes past eight. Some people say that it is in commemoration of the time the memorable Charge of Balaclava took place others declare it is the exact time of day that her Majesty Queen Victoria was born. These theories would look reasonable perhaps, if true, but on ascer- taining the time of the abcve events, it will be found that neither the memorable charge nor the moment her Majesty was ushered into this world occurred at eighteen minutes past eight. On looking more closely into the case it will be to And that it is the only arrangement upon the dial which will admit of the jeweller's name and address being painted in large letters on it without intersecting the hands, which is submitted as the most plausible reason. Or all the Powders made by art There's none like that of KEATING, From Bugs or Fleas t'will free each part Of Blankets, Rugs, er Sheeting. And when in bed I lay my head His praise I'll be repeating, There is no man in all the world Who's down on Fleas like KEATING. SIR JULIAN SALOMONS has received the following telegram from Mr. George Reid, Premier of New South Wales, in reply to the message conveying the felicitations of the Colonial Party respecting the recent voting on the Federation Question: Sydney, June 28, 1899. Premier desires to thank the members of the House of Commons interested in the Colonies for cordial congratulations on the re- sult of the Federal Referendum."

AFFAIRS IN FRANCE. I

THE PASSION PLAY.

TROOPS FOR THE TRANSVAAL.…

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QUEEN'S FIRST RAILWAY JOURNEY.

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I THE POTATO CROP.

INTERVENTION IN DIVORCE SUITS.

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OUR LONDON CORESPONDENT, I

NEWS NOTES.

LAUNCING AT THE LIZARD. I…

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-SUMMER AND ITS PERILS. I

IA BIU BLAST.