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I A DANGKROUS CRIMINAL.I

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The Late Mr J. A. Shepard.

A Fearful Tragedy.

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U.S.A. Neutrality in the Philippines.

I British Naval Manoeuvres.

I Abandoned French Barque.

American Motor Boat Missing.

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EXCHANGE VISITS. I

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EXCHANGE VISITS. It will be a great day in London when the City Corporation entertain the officers of the French fleet, and when, by means of a public subscription, the non-commissioned officers and men are afforded some tangible evidence of the fact that they are heartily welcome to our shores. The march of the Naval Brigade through the cheering crowds of London was an event not easily to be for- gotten, but we have little doubt that the reception extended to the French sailors Vill be equally enthusiastic, and it will, in their minds at least, dispose once and for ever of the opinion that the British are a phlegmatic ruce. Meanwhile reports reach us from Brest which make it certain that the welcome extended to the British fleet will be no less cordial, and it is scarcely a matter for wonder that a large number of British people have already arranged to be in Brest ou the historic occasion. Alto- gether this exchange of visits is a splendid idea, and whoever first conceived it certainly deserves the hearty thanks of both nations. THE POSITION OF NEUTRALS. Lord Lansdowne was able to state in the House of Lords that, since Count Lamsdorff issued supplementary instructions to the Russian fleet, there had not been any further case in which a British vessel had been interfered with by a Russian cruiser. In this matter, therefore, some acknowledg- ment is due to Russia for her courtesy. But because Britain has, in this instance, obtained her request. it does not follow that there is less necessity than existed before for a settlement of all international ques- tions which arise upon an outbreak of war; and, indeed, there must he in this country a general concurrence with the views of Lord Lansdowne on this particular point. There ought not to be any difficulty in de- termining the position of neutrals in the event of war, but as a matter of fact the whole question is in a state of chaos, and if a neutral Power considers itself aggrieved, there is no coda of international law to which it can appeal with the slightest confidence. Such a position is, of course, fraught with extreme danger to the peace of the world, and, unless the anomaly is removed, it must one day cause the area of a war to be unnecessarily extended.

The Japanese Advance.

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"-9 1Japan's Protest to France.

I ftegofoatoff's Squadron.