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FIRE IN A TUNNEL. I

STRANGE PULPIT ADDRESS.I

PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES.I

CYCLISTS AND RAILWAYS.

THE NATION'S GUESTS. I

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[TRANSVAAL TRADE. 111

IA RACE OF BATTLESHIPS. I

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AN INF ANTS DEBTS. j

THE KAISER'S PALM WREATH.

IHOW OLD EGGS ARE SOLD.I

CRIMINAL'S FIERCE BEHAVIOUR.I

I=== I BRISK EMIGRATION.I

! NEW QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL.I

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THE IRISH MOTOR RACE.

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THE IRISH MOTOR RACE. The Chevalier Hcné de Knyff, who will drive the blue-coloured Panhard-Levassor racer No. 7 in the Motor Derby, has just returned to London from Ireland, whether he went to survey the amended Gordon-Bennett course. "I found the population," said the Chevalier to the editor of the Car," full of enthusiasm for the magnificent struggle which this race will provide. The inhabi- tants of the country recognise therein a source of considerable benefit, and Pat is congratu- lating himself in advance." The famous French chauffeur, who has taken part in almost every Continental race of importance, remarked that though the roads were very good, the corners are too sharp. "At the speed at which we must drive," he says, coolness and a keen eye will be neces- sary to prevent one's making acquaintance with the trees which border the road." Another expe- rienced motor driver who has inspected the course takes an even more depressing view. The road," he says, has so many bends that I do not see how cars going at top speed can get through without some accidents. Top speed is the only speed at which Continental drivers will race, and, unless I am mistaken in my estimate of them and of the road, someone is cer- tain to come to grief." It would be most unfortu- nate if this prophecy were to be justified. Surely, the competitors most have the sense to see that motoring will be recommended to the public at large much more by reasonable care on their part than if they show that it makes the people who indulge in it reckless and foolhardy. It would be a poor return for our suspension of the law in favour of automobilism if some Continental chauf- feur were to spoil the race by getting himself killed after the manner of poor Count Zborowski.

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A FISHY DINNER.

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"EDNA LYALL'S" WILL. I

IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT.I

I TAMPERED WITH A SHELL. I

LICENSING DIFFICULTIES. I

THE MONROE DOCTRINE. I

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THE VENTRILOQUIST'S SECRET.…

FRENCH SMOKERS.

COMING CRICKETERS.

- POLAR SLEDGING

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|MR. HANBURY ON AGRICULTURE.…

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