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. . THE CHINESE CRISIS. I

THE KHEDIVE IN LONDON.

CONVOCATION OF CANTERBURY.

MURDERED BY CHINESE.

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ITHE WAR. I

TERRIBLE FIRE AT NEW -YORK.-

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-EPITOME OF NEWS. I

FLIRTING TO STOP.

ILIGHTNING DANGERS.I

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LIGHTNING DANGERS. The remarkable effects of lightning have attracted the attention of some of the technical journals. In a recent issue of one of these a contributor discusses Bome of the most remarkable phenoniena connected with electric storms. Most people are now aware of the danger to which they expose themselves in seek- ing shelter under trees during a thunderstorm. It is not, however, generally known that the risk varies according to the kind of tree chosen as a shelter. Such, however, is the cass. The danger is great if the tree selected happens to be an oak, pine, elm, poplar, or chestnut, but it is practically nil in the case of the beech, birch, and maple. If, then, we want to provide our houses with natural and inexpensive lightning-conductors, we should plant round them trees of the first-named kinds, while we should as carefully avoid these as sheltors during a thunder- itorin.

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A SERVANT GIRL'S MILLIONS.

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-_.-_-.-NEW ORANG AT THE ZOO.

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-THE REVENUE.

JOHN ROBERTS'S BANKRUPTCY.

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AWAY .TO THE FAR ANTARCTIC.