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CURRENT SPORT. I

CONGO CANNIBALS.

COMMISSIONS IN THE ARMY.

THE WHITECHAPEL MURDERS.

AN OLD SURVIVAL.

A DRAMATIC SUICIDE.

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THE INDIAN EARTHQUAKE.

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THE INDIAN EARTHQUAKE. STARVING FUGITIVES. I The disaster at Dharmsala proves, according I to further advices via Lucknow, to have been one of the first magnitude. The mountains were split open. There were several landslips, and huge fissures and gaping chasms are now seen in the hillside. The military cantonment is a heap of -ruins. The Civil Station and native quarter suffered almost equal damage. Over eight per cent. of the population are reported to be killed or injured. It is not known how many natives perished, but an immense number must have been killed. The number of Gurkhas killed is nearly five hundred. The European casualties are already known to include members of six- teen families. Some are still missing. The majority of the European residents were lying in their beds when the crash came, iind the vie-tims were buried beneath the walls- of their falling houses. Several men, women, anl ,children still lie buried among the ruins. The remnant of the population which escaped ran panic-stricken from the doomed town, mak- ing their way -as best they could to Pathankot, the nearest railway station, sixty miles away. Many have, succumbed to their injuries or died of starvation. There is no store of pro- visions of any kind at Dharmsala. The cart road! is blocked for ten miles, and cannot be repaired within less than a fortnight. Supplies, however, are being pushed up with the utmost energy by means of mule transport. The towns of Kaugm and Palampur have been died of starvation. There is no store of pro- visions of any kind at Dharmsala. The cart road! is blocked for ten miles, and cannot be repaired within less than a fortnight. Supplies, however, are being pushed up with the utmost energy by -means of mule transport. The towns of Kangra and' Palampur have been destroyed. It is believed that some Europeans and numerous natives 'have been killed. The fate of more than one family in these places is unknown. unknown. I A FEARFUL SCENE. A survivor from Dharmsala gave on Sunday a distressing ace-oant of the scene immediately after the- earthquake shock. The a.ir was filled with the groans of the dying and the cries of those helplessly entangled. The survivors did their best, but the work of rescue- was difficult; and there was hardly time for those who got away to save themselves. There is a dreadful scarcity of food, and! threatened starvation has led to appalling scenes. The remnant of the Gurka garrison has h-ad to. keep vigilant watch, ,as it was feared that natives driven almost mad iby hunger might commit acts of violence. A servant who decamped' with his master's pro- perty has be-en arrested, at a railway station. Whole villa-ges in the country round Dharmsala have been cl eSaced. Four hundred- people perished at Kangra alone. Two soldiers were engulfed in a, landslip near Ranikhet, in Kumaon, and were, both killed. The following further deaths are reported from Dharmsala: — A child of Mr. Searle's, of the slate quarry. Mrs. Cope-land, of the Gapalpur tea estate. Mr. Gibson, of the Chechia tea estate. Mrs. Parker, a isister of Mrs. Newton, already mporbed;a,s killed. I SIMLA VICEREGAL LODGE DESERTED. The Viceregal Lodge has been dteelaned- unsafe Z, in consequence of the earthquake, and Lady Curzon, her children, and the,staff have moved to houses within the grounds. It appears that Lady Curzon's. bediroom was badly damaged. I FURTHER CASUALTIES. The Secretary of State for India regrets to report that he has received from the. Viceroy the, following additional list of casualties in con- nection with the earthquake at Dharmsala and Kangra Alexander, head clerk, Deputy-Commis- sioner's Office, also wife and child; Mrs. Cope- land, wife of manager, Gopalpur Tea Estate child of Mr. Seale, manager, State quarry, or Gibson, owner of Chechia Tea Estate; Mrs. Newton and Mrs. Parker, her sister; Mr. Row- lands Miss. Lorbear. The Secretary of State for India has also re- ceived the following telegram from the Viceroy, dated 10th inst. "Information just received from Commis- sioner at Dharmsala gives complete list of casualties among European civil population as follows "At Dharmsala. — Killed: Loxton, Levi, Young, Farley, two Homan boys, one Lane boy, one Seale child; Alexander, wife and child; Mrs. F. W. Newton, Mrs. A. H. Walker. Seri- ously injured: Mrs. Loxton, Mrs. Bowling. "At Kangra.—Killed: Mrs. Waring, two chil- dren and nurse, Mrs. Daeuble, Miss Lorbear, Rev. Rowlands. "At Palampur.—Killed Gibson, Mrs. Cope- land. Injured: Mrs. Gibson. "Palampur list probably defective. "Commissioner further reports that at Dharm- sala, owing to splendid work of Ghurkhas and others, nearly all bodies have already been ex- humed. Special party been despatched to visit all tea estates round Palampur and similar parties in other directions. "Police report from Kulu shows some loss of life there, but no European casualties reported. "In Kangra nearly all Government native clerks have perished." A further telegram from the Viceroy, dated April 10, says — Government of the Punjab sends following telegram of to-day from Commissioner, Jaland- har, at Dharmsala:- "Four Europeans only dead in Palampur Tah,sil :-Gibson, Mrs. Copeland, Miss McBean, and Ready's governess. Mr. Williams's foot amputated. Millar, one rib broken, doing well, will be about in a week. Rajah of Mandi unhurt. Most Europeans of Palampur Tahsil are en- camped at Palampur. Medical comforts tents, have reached there. More will follow. Mrs. Gibson injured, but progressing. "No information regarding Kulu Europeans received. Millar writes that in Kulu, Mandi, and Suket loss of life is small."

ILIVERPOOL AND MR. LEVER.I

THE KAISER'S CRUISE AT MESSINA.

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Imperial Parliament.

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PEACE IN SOMALILAND.

DISGRACEFUL SCENES AT A FUNERAL.

UNIONIST FREE TRADE CLUB.I

GENERAL BOOTH'S BIRTHDAY.…

BISHOP OF LONDON ON TEMPERANCE.

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