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I RAJAH'S BURIED TREASURE.…

I BOEUS AND NURSING SISTER.I

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The greatest oil-spouter of the Russian petro- leum district was struck a few months ago three miles south-west of Baku. The well was bored to a depth of 1,800ft. before oil was reached. Then, for nearly three days, it sent out oil at the rate of 180,000 barrels a day, and continued thereafter to now at a diminishing rate until it had pro- duced over 2,000,000 barrels. The owners lost money, for the well could not be controlled, much adjacent property being damaged by the oil that escaped. Mr. Justice Phillimore is the only judge on the Bench who can boast of any ambidexterity. It is curious to watch him taking notes in court, or writing a letter, using his pen first in one hand and then in the other, apparently perfectly in- different which hand is placing his thoughts on paper. His writing is fairly easy to read and somewhat effeminate in style, and in those pas- sages written with his left hand the letters are a little less slanting and the words do not so often run one into the other. Grimsby maintained last year its supremacy as the leading fishing port of the United Kingdom, though the strike which paralysed the steam trawling industry during September is account- able for a serious diminution of the trade done. In 1900 there was landed at Grimsby 107,478 tons of fish of British taking, exclusive of shell-fish, and no British port ever before received so much as 100,000 tons. Last year Grimsby's total came down to 99,456 tons, and the value of the fish landed, including shell-fish, fell from 91,979,576 to £1,864.241..

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