WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW.


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       The distance from Liverpool to New York is 3,170 miles.

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       General Sir William BUTLER commanded the British Forces in South
Africa before the war.


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       The length of England from Berwick to Land's End is 425 miles; the
breadth varies from 70 to 303 miles.


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       The law is that the debtor is bound to provide the paper and writing
materials and stamp for the receipt, but the creditor is bound to pay him for
the stamp.


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       The bill authorising grocers to sell beer for consumption off the
premises was passed when the Duke of Wellington was Prime Minister in 1830. Mr. GLADSTONE passed the bill authorising the sale of spirits by grocers in quart bottles.


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       Marriage with a deceased wife's sister is illegal in Great Britain and
Ireland. It is illegal in nearly all of our colonies and numerous attempts
have been made to induce Parliament to accept the legalization of such Colonial marriages in this country, but up to the present woithout success.


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       President LINCOLN was shot on April 14th, 1865; President GARFIELD on
July 2nd, 1881 and President M'KINLEY on September 6, 1901.


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       The population of the United Kingdom at the last census, (1901) was
41,454,578; England, 30,805,466; Wales, 1,720,609; Scotland, 4,471,957; Ireland,
4,456,546.


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       General BULLER made his famous speech at a luncheon given to the
Queen's Westminster Rifle Volunteers, at the Queen's Hall Westminster, London, S. W., on October 10th last.


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       Charles PEACE was executed at Leeds on February 25, 1879, for the
murder of Mr. A. DYSON, at Bannercross, near Sheffield.


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       A man sentenced to pena; servitude for life would be released after
serving twenty years, provided his conduct was good while in prison.


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       Including the Natal Volunteers and the indians contingents Sir George
WHITE had about 16,000 men under his command.


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       The battle of Gencoe took place on October 20, 1899. Ladysmith was
isolated on November 2 in the same year.