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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT.

REWARDS FOR SAVING LIFE.

"FIRING" HORSES.

THROWING STONES AT RAILWAY…

MACHINERY AND FOREIGN¡. COMPETITION.

SIR SALAR JUNG,-

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GAINSBOROUGH'S "DUCHESS OF…

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FASHIONS AT THE FRENCH DERBY.

THE COMMONS BILL.

CANADIAN IMMIGRATION.

THE WOUNDED IN TIME OF WAR;-

THE FRENCH CONVICT ESTABLISH.…

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THE SCIENCE OF HEALTH.

BEATEN OFF.

THE PLAGUE.

FLUNKEYIAN A.

THE USE OF TOBACCO.

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THE USE OF TOBACCO. Men who are of the opinion of James I that the Me of tobacco is an abomination are probably disinclined to enter into the question of the various merits of the different kinds of tobacco, and hold the opinion that all varieties may be classed under one category, viz that ef a vile weed. Some smokers, to whom the famous Counterblast is but a faint puff: of wind^ of no force or weight, imagine that, in choosing between the virtues of shag, bird's-eye, and returns, they are exhausting the principal varieties of their favourite weed. But putting out of consideration the inferior kinds of tobacco, and notably the British product, which disdains not the aid of cabbage leaves to swell its volume, the tobacco trade recognises at lea,,t thirty different principal varieties of tobacco. Virginia, Kentucky, and Havanah all produce their specialities Manilla and Cuba lav claim to special recognition, but it is not generally believed that Brazil Mexico and Columbia all strive to rival .hese celebrated districts in the production of choice kinds of tobacco, and that large quantities are annually imported into Europe from these widely separated countries. 18 ff" ing the lists as an exporter of this article, and its production is gradually but steadily increasing in quantity and tinding favour among merchants. It is, indeed only natural that the area of production should become enlarged with the area and rate of consumption. Fifteen years ago the imports of toDacco and cigars into England amounted to 51,000,0001bs. weight, and -f tus,, OOO.OOOibs, were retained for home consump- tion the rest being re-exported. Our annual import of these articles now considerably exceeds 80,000,0001bs. and the actual consumption amounts to nearly 50 000,0001bs., or one pound and a half of tobacco per annum to every man, woman, and child in the king- dom. In 1860 the consumption was barely a pound and a quarter per head per annum. In some countries the use of the fragrant weed is even more general than in England, and in all direct ons the consumption is rapidly increasing. There is little wonder, then, that new lands should discover and turn tp account their capacity for producing tobacco of a more or less excellent quality.-Globe.

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SELECTED ANECDOTES.

CATCHING TRAINS.

THE ATTRACTIONS OF SAUL.

AMERICAN HUMOUR.

THE MARKETS;