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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

A FAMILY SUFFOCATED.

DEATH OF A BARONET.I

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THE NIGHT. j

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I LINER ON FIRE.

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I LINER ON FIRE. I A !KHREE DAYS' FIGHT. Thrilling was a story of the sea brought to Queenstown on Tuesday night by the White Star liner Oceanic, which arrived from New York. It concerned the voyage from Antwerp to Boston of the Johnston liner Arranmoor, of Liverpool—a voyage so full of remarkable incident and perilous risks that it seems a miracle she ever reached her destination. It was on November 25 that the Arranmore left Antwerp. Her troubles began early. Defects to her machinery compelled her to put in at Southampton. There she had to wait three days for repairs. On resuming her voyage to Southampton every- thing promised well, but when well out in the At- lantic a grave fire broke out. This was on December 7. The outbreak occurred in the after-hold, stored with rags and bags of phosphate. These formed ready fuel for the flames, against which the crew fought with desperate energy. For three days the dread conflict was waged between the fire and the crew. The battle was all the more despe- rate because on the forward deck there were fifty barrels of chemicals, that were to be used for the manufacture of dynamite. Once the flames reached these the doom of the Arranmore and her crew was sealed. At first the men, well aware of their perilous position, opened the hatches in the hope of re- moving part of the cargo, but the draught so fanned the fire that, after 48 hours' incessant effort, the batches were again closed. The next manoeuvre was to inject large quantities of steam into the hold. Whilst this was in progress a steamer flying the French flag overtook the unfortunate ship, and signals of distress were made and answered. The French vessel, however, continued on her course without offering assistance. It was not until December 10 that the conflagra- tion was subdued, and the crew were then in a terribly exhausted state. But their troubles were not over. Off the banks of Newfoundland a violent gale was encountered. Heavy seas that were shipped loosened some casks of aniline dye, and these being smashed the forward part of the vessel was dyed a bright yellow. But, all her trials over, the Arranmore at length reached Boston safely after a month's long voyage of extraordinary adventure.

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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