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THE WAR

WEATHER WISDOM. I

THE PRINCESS AND THE ROSES.I

JOHN O' GAUNT'S CASTLE.

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KENSAL RIS £ HORROR. I

THE FORTRESS OF VLADIVOSTOCK.…

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I HEALTH UTTERLY BROKEN. I

I A PIGEON TALE.

I SOLDIER AND NURSE.

GASTRIC CATARRH AND INDIGESTION.

— II A COMIC CONSPIRACY.

I-I I ANOTHER FLOATING EXHIBITION.

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PUBLIC MEN ON PUBLIC MATTERS.

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I"THE LAWS DELAY." I

A FORTUNE FROM MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENTS.

IMR. ROOSEVELT'S HOLIDAY.

BLOOD SPITTING AND WEAK LUNGS.

J . DISPUTE OVER OLD BONES.

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A PRINCESS'S SARCOPHAGUS.

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----A PRISON MARRIAGE.

RAT-RIDDEJN ISLAND.

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RAT-RIDDEJN ISLAND. Mr. T. C. Kerry, the well-known explorer, is due in England shortly in his yacht Pandora, after visiting the lonely island of Tristan Da Cunha and some neighbouring islets in the South Atlantic. Tristan Da Cunha, which lies out of the track of most South Atlantic vessels, was peopled by a few artillerymen, who were sent there by the British Government in 1816 to keep watch (over 1500 miles of sea) on Napoleon's movements in St. Hele-aa. At the time of the Challenger expedition's visit in 1873, the colony had grown to seventy people; now it has increased by ten. The men, Mr. Kerry in- formed the Express Capetown correspondent, are very poorly dressed-only a few have jackets —but all are healthy. The women, who are comely looking, are better off. The little commu- nity has no money, no church, no law. The island is so overrun with rats that cereal crops cannot be grown. Kr. Kerry ohiained a twenty-five years concession from the Colonial Office to examine and exploit the guano deposits ofjlnaccessible, Nightin- gale, and Gough Islands, which are neighbours to Tristan Da Cunha. He reached the islands in the middle of February, and states that the d& posits are very large, and of exceptionally good quality. He proposes to make arrangements in England for Working them. One member of the expedition (Mr. Macan) lost his life while shooting on some dangerous rocks in Inaccessible island, where he had been warned by natives not to g(-. His body was subsequently found, and buried in a coffin made of the boxes in which Mr. Kerry hac4 carried the mails from England to Tristan D* Cunha.

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I"WIRELESS" PUZZLE.

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