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-I TOWN TOPICS,

NEWS NOTES. I

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EIGHT YEARS IN A CONSUMPTION.

I LI HUNG CHANG'S FORECAST.

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RETURN OF WARNER'S TEAM,

DEATH OF DR. SMILES. I

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DEATH OF DR. SMILES. I Dr. Smiles, the author of the well-known book "Self-Help" and numerous other popular works, died at his residence in Pembroke gardens, Kensington, on Saturday morning, in his 92nd year, having been born in December, 1812. He started business as a doctor, practising in I Haddingtonshire, and as long ago as 1838 I published a book on physical education. Later II on he became editor of the "Leeds Times," and during his occupation of that post wrote a I history of Ireland, lectured at mechanics' institutes, and supported the agitation for the repeal of the Corn Laws.. On resigning the position of editor lie became secretary of the Leeds and Thirsk Railway, and later on super- intendent of the North-Eastern Railway at New- castle, coming to London iu 1854 as secretary of the South-Eastern Railway. It was at this time that he published, at his own risk, his great work "Self-Help." He left the South-Eastern in 1868. In addition to a" History of the Huguenots," Dr. Smiles wrote many biographies, including those of George and Robert Stephenson, and Nasmyth; of Thomas Edward, the naturalist; George Moore, the City merchant; and Dick, the geologist: as well as books on the subjects of duty, thrift, &c.

! CATARRH AND INFLUENZA. !

BURIED ALIVE.

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! PROBLEM OF THE INEBRIATES.

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ITO BE GROWN AND SHOWN. <

WM HOSPITALS LOOK BARE. |

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AN EXECUTOR'S LIABILITY.

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