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. IIMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. I

I HOUSE OF IORDS.—JULY 4.…

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ITHE WAR AND THE IWOUNDED.

-TOES OF CHINESE LADIES.

THE HOSPITAL SHIP MAINE.

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ACCORDING to a Dundee journal, the Corporation of that city has decided that no advertisements relat- ing to the sale of whisky or other intoxicating liquors are to be received for the electric tramcars. The Corporation has come to the conclusion that the town drinks enough as it is, and that the municipa- lity ought, therefore, to give no countenance to any- thing that would lead to the people drinking more whisky than they do at present. Locally, the opinion has been expressed that they are not likely to drink any less until the Corporation will do something to allay the dust nuisance." PROFESSOR OLIVER J. LODGE, of University College, Liverpool, who has been appointed by the Crown to the position of Principal of the recently established University of Birmingham, was born at Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent, in 1851 and studied at University College, London, where he afterwards became Assist- tant Professor of Physics. In 1882, on the estab- lishment of University College, Liverpool, he was appointed Professor of Physics, and this position he has held ever since. Soon after he went to Liver- pool, he began to distinguish himself in the field of original scientific research. In 1887 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, and a year later the University of St. Andrews conferred upon him the honorary degree of LL.D. Professor Lodge is the author of several well-known works on scientific sub- jects, and is a leading authority on electricitv. A DEAL has just been closed whereby a well-known brewing firm purchases about 480,0001b. of corks. This deal represents £ 90,000. In two years the company will deliver to the brewery upwards of 100,000,000 corks. This is said to be one of the biggest deals in corks ever made. These 100,000,000 corks in bulk, weighing 480,0001b., would support 240,000 men on top of the water were they to be thrown overboard, each with a single life-preserver on. MR. W. C. LAWToN pleads in the Atlantic Monthly for a wider recognition of the advantages of learning German, a language which, he says, should take the place of Greek in our high schools. He maintains that a living language, fully known, can be more easily and thoroughly studied than the fragmentary records of an artificial literary dialect, long since practically dead. German is to-day, and must long remain, the chief instrument of utterance for the most advanced specialists in many fields of research. German, he adds, should be the first foreign lan- [ fftiage studied in our schools.

-I CURRENT SPORT.

THEATRICAL ACTIONS.

!SIPIDO'S TRIAL.

ST. BARTHOLOMEWS HOSPITAL.

| COAL PRICES IN BYEGONE DAYS.

.---FROM ICELAND TO CANADA.

A MONSTER CASK.

AMERICAN ENGINEERS.

THE SLOUGH DISASTER.

COUNT ZEPPELIN'S AIRSHIP.

A VILLAGE WITHOUT MONEY.

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