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CURRENT SPORT. I

BOER WAR DOCTOR DEAD. I

'KISSES FOR PRISONERS. I

THE 1 COLONIAL CONFERENCE.I

ILADY'S DIVORCE SUIT. I

I FATAL ACCIDENT AT FOOTBALL.…

IFLOATING DOCK ASHORE. I

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FLOATING DOCK ASHORE. I The Durban floating dock, which left the Tyne on September 10, in tow of the Bucknall steamer Baralong, has gone ashore in Mossel Bay, and it is feared that it will be a total loss. When the news reached Port Elizabeth that the towing cable had parted steps were taken to send a salvage steamer with heavy anchors and hawsers, as the Baralong could not get sufficiently near to the coast to -render effective assistance. A representative of Lloyd's also went to the scene of the casualty. This gentleman telegraphed late in the afternoon as follows :—"Dock bound to Durban in tow of Baralong ashore and likely to be total wreck. Fair prospect of salvage machinery, possibly pontoon; no lives lost." The floating dock was towed out by the Baralong because the large Dutch tugs which successfully took out the great Bermuda dock this summer could not return in time for the work. It was felt also that the use of a large steamer, which could carry coal for the whole journey, would remove the risks attendant upon going into ports on the way to coal. The progress of the dock up to the time when she went ashore had been unexpectedly rapid, and the casualty has caused much astonishment and dismay. The loss is the more unfortunate as the dock was badly needed at Durban, the only place in South Africa which has accommodation of the kind which it would have afforded being Cape Town. This is the first serious casualty which has occurred to one of these large floating docks while at sea.

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PROCEEDINGS IN .PARLIAMENT.

iTHE BOER LEADERS.

GREAT BRITAIN AND CHINA. i

THE CLERGYMAN AND THE STAND.

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I DUEL BETWEEN DEPUTIES.

I IOSBORNE ESTATE.

I AN EARLY BRIDE.

I SETTLEMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA.

PARLIAMENT TO PRISON.

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