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ITHE COBDEN CLUB.l

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BURNING HOUSE MYSTERY. I

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IKING EDWARD AND PEACE.

; THE ROYAL TOUR IN INDIA.

GREAT RAILWAY MAGNATE. I

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GREAT RAILWAY MAGNATE. I Mr. Charles T. Yerkes, the railway magnate, who died recently at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, where he had been lying ill for some time past, was born at Philadelphia on June 25, 1837, and was educated at the Central High School and the Quaker School there. He was for some time in the grain commission trade, and afterwards became a banker, but failed in 1871. Subsequently he became connected with steel railway operations, first in Philadelphia THB LATJJ MB. O. T. YERKES. I ax-d then iu Cbiesgo, aRd amassed an immense fortune. He founded the Yerkes Observatory at Lake Geneva-^ Wisconsin. and presented to it, thefinest;tel-escope, in the., world. During., the last few yem-s he has^exrbended "hie railway? enter- prise in thiw.country. The. electrification of the District-iRraatway, s^iue to his initiative, and he was •aloo^dttrgelj^inteTested in tube railways and electric^ramway undertakings.

A FAMILY SUFFOCATED.

DEATH OF A BARONET.I

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THE NIGHT. j

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I LINER ON FIRE.

CHAMPION SHOT IN THE NAVY.

FIRE BRIGADE AND MADMAN. I

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I .......... THE - GENERALELECTIOIM.…

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IBACK TO JAPAN.

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