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THE report that the Persian Minister in London had gone to Contrexeville to present the Shah with a. report on the London fire brigade is stated to be in- correct. THREE steam trawlers of Great Yarmouth, the 1134 Horatio, 1167 Lethon, and the 1168 Admiral, have been arrested and fined for illegal fishing off the coast of Iceland. IN the bombardment of the Taku forts the British gunboat Algerine fired 580 shots. THE Liberte states that when all the troops now being despatched have arrived in China France will have a force of nearly 6500 men on sea and land. GEN. SIR STANHOPE WILLIAM JEPIISON, Bart., who has died at the age of 90, saw much service in Afghanistan and China. With his death without issue the title becomes extinct. THE other day," said Jefferson, an old woman bounced into our office, displaying a notice that we had written to her, to the effect that a quarter tax on some property of hers was due. She swore she had paid it. I had the books to prove that she had not, and suggested that she had made a mistake. She declared that she had not, and said, Don't you ever make mistakes?' I assured her that I did not, and jokingly added: The only mistake I ever made was when I was married.' She looked at me a second time, and then said No, your wife made that mis- take.

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ORIGINS OF IMPERIAL BRITAIN.…

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THE KING AND THE BOTANIST.

REMARKABLE WATCH.

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ITHE WAR. 1

ADMIRAL MAXSE DEAD.I

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THE CRISIS IN CHINA. I

-____-_. LIBELLING A PRINCE.

MARRIAGE OF MISS CLARA BUTT.

I COMPENSATION APPEAL CASE.