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I THE SLOUGH ACCIDENT.

I WAR OFFICE CONTRACTS.

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I WAR OFFICE CONTRACTS. At Tuesday's sitting of the House of Commons Committee, Lord Deerhurst, colonel commanding the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Worcestershire Regi- ment, stated that his regiment sent a company to South Africa, and a contract was made with Messrs. Samuel Brothers for the supply of boots, clothing, and accoutrements. On February 5 he went to Aldershot and saw the boots. He never saw such things he could put his finger through the sole of most of them. The soles were made up with shreds of leather; there were no pegs or screws in them at ail. He complained to the con- tractors, who sent a man down to Aldershot to in- spect the boots, and he believed that 150 pairs out of 226 were condemned. The contractors had pro- mised that they would supply the regulation Govern- ment boots. From other evidence given it appeared that the contractors obtained the boots from Messrs. Cave (Limited), Rushton, Northamptonshire, and paid 6s. 9d. per pair for them. The committee ad- journed.

I THE ASHANTI RISING.

MURDER AND SUICIDE AT IHORNSEY.

ENGLISH FRUIT PROSPECTS.

WHAT ARE THE CUCKOO'S NOTES?

LONDON MONASTIC VAULTS.

THE LATE DR. HEAP.

RUSH FOR WEALTH.

A PSEUDO-WORKMAN'S HEAVY -HAUL.

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? I EPITOME OF NEWS.

I THE KHEDIVE.

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I IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. I

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