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I TWO GREAT STRIKES.

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Columbia University has granted Fellowships to Chin-yung-yen, of the Imperial University of Peking, a student of American Constitutional Law, and Mr. William Campbell, of Durham University, who is already in receipt of -2300 a year from the Carnegie Institute for the study of the physical properties of steal. From the tit-bits column of a German perio- dical "Contributor" has culled the following:- "A very strange but none the less true fact is that the predecessor of the late Queen Victoria of England was at one and the same time William the First, the Second, the Third, and the Fourth. He was William the First of Hano- ver, William the Second of Ireland, William the Third of Scotland, and William the Fourth of England." The Czar and Czarina in their private inter- course speak English and German, French and Italian being but seldom spoken by their Majes- ties when alone. The Czarina did not lear4 Russian till her betrothal, but, though she as yet speaks very slowly, it is with a good accent and great distinctness. The population of China has always been a subject of dispute among statisticians. The Chinese Government has now, however, com- pleted a census, the returns of which show that the Chinese Empire is peopled by 426,000,u00 persons. This vast population is very unequally distributed. Tibet, Mongolia, Turkestan, anU Manchuria are sparsely peopled, but in the great provinces, such as Shantung and Honan, every available foot of soil is occupied. The Executive Committee of the British Cot- ton Growing Association have resolved to take immediate steps towards placing the association on a legal basis, and to apply for a Royal j Charter. In order, it is stated, to preserve the Imperial and philanthropic character of the asso- ciation, it has been decided that, if any profits are earned during the first seven years, they shall-not be divided amongst contributors, but shall be devoted to the cause of cotton growing. The Sultan of Turkey, when a Prince, learnt carpentering, and became an expert carpenter himself, and has always continued to take great interest in it. One of his first acts when Sovereign was to establish a complete joiner's. factory at Yilaiz, in which he superintends the manufacture of all sorts of articles of furniture, mostly of his own design. The Church of St. Nicaise, in the City of Rheims, is surrounded with pillars. When a certain bell in the tower is rung the top of one pillar sways to the extent of 7m. on each side, although the base is immovable, and the stones are so firmly cemented as to seem like a solid piece of masonry. Notwithstanding that each, of the four bells is about the same distance from the trembling pillar, none of the others has the "slightest effect on it

VICAR AS LABOURER. I

THE ALLEGED MATRICIDE. I

,QUARANTINED PRISONER. I

ICHASED FOR SIX MONTHS. I

I CORNERING BRITISH POTTERY.

MR. CHAMBERLAIN AND CHINESE…

J THE GENERAL ELECTION.

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MR. WINSTON CHURCHILL'S I…

DEATH OF MR. FRED MACCABE.…

THE WRECKED SUBMARINE.

i MARRIAGE OF LORD INGESTRE.

IFATHER'S DOUBLE MURDER.

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iTHE POPE'S DOCTOR. I

I KILLED BY KURDS.I

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