SMALL NEWS ITEMS.

 

The Russian Emperor has issued a ukase which increases the annual contingent of recruits and extends the term of military service.

 

The Houses of Parliament were on Saturday opened to visitors for the first time since the dynamite explosions there.

 

GLASGOW EXHIBITION. - The record of admissions on Saturday was 39,374.  The total since the opening is 1,856,518.

 

The Mayor of Sligo has been arrested under the Crimes Act for articles in his newspaper.

 

A serious rising of Red Indians in British Columbia is reported.  Troops have been sent to the scene of the outbreak.

 

The number of lives lost by the fire in the Kimberly diamond mine is believed to be 223, of whom 200 are Kaffirs and 23 Englishmen.  It had transpired that at least six of the men who perished were emigrants from West Cumberland.