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FIELD AND FARM. 1 .-I

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| GARDEN GOSSIP. I

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OUR SHORT STORY.I

HAMLET'S GRAVE. I

MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT I ALDER8HOT.

CABINETS DUIUN G KECESS. ■

PROSPEROUS FARM LABOURERS.…

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PROSPEROUS FARM LABOURERS. Mr. Rider Haggard, in an article on The Small Farmer in England," says "In the neighbourhood of the town of Epworth, where the famous Wesley was born, and where may be seer, the parsonage whence he was rescued from the fire as a boy, there are hundreds of acres of small holdings. In summer they pre- sent a beautiful picture, covered as they are with crops of various hue. None of these small- holders seem to be afraid of the winter, when the ordinary labourer is sometimes thrown out of work, or of having to come upon the parish for relief. Indeed, many of them prosper well, even in these days of narrow agricultural profits. Thus, near Epworth alone, I was told of twenty-three men now farming from five to a hundred and twenty acres, each of whom had begun life as a labourer." "Throughout the most of England," Mr. Haggard adds, "the individual who begins as a labourer must expect to end as a labourer, and is fortunate if he escapes the workhouse or some other form of charitable relief in hig old age." But why should it be so ?

CANNIBAL COMMONS. I

THE BROTHERHOOD OF SCIENCE,

BISHOP'S CURSE.

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