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CETYWAYO AS A CAPTIVE.

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AN UNEXPECTED ENEMY.

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THE REVIVAL OF TRADE IN AMERICA.

A FORMIDABLE WAR SHIP.

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MR. CROSS ON THE POLICY OF…

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THE CORN TRADE.

THE POSTAGE OF THE WORLD.

CINCHONA CULTIVATION IN CEYLON.

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CINCHONA CULTIVATION IN CEYLON. The Ceylon Timte of September 16, in an article on the above subject, says :-It was declared a few days since in the columns of a contemporary, that there are probably as many ar seventeen millions of cinchona plants now growing in the interior of Ceylon. We stated sometime previously that twenty millions would probably be about the number, but we are now assured on the best authority-that of one who has taken the trouble to institute and collect data—that by the end of the year there will have baen planted out thirty millions of seedlings during 1879, and that five years hence there will be fifty millions of growing trees. From this number, however, we must make a liberal allowance for failures, which in some cases amount to 50 per cent. The present consumption of cinchona bark throughout the world is stated to be lO,GOO,OOOlb.; what it may become when the article has declined to one-third its present value it is not easy to determine. But at the same time we must not forget that cinchona cultivation is making rapid strides in Java and various parts of India, and it is quite probable that in these two countries there may be a future production equal to that of Ceylon. Whether cultivation and artificial methods may enable the cinchona grower of the future to fix a large quantity of the alkaloids within the bark, is at pre- sent an open question, and it is no doubt that to obtain an enormously increased production will demand the most careful cultivation, and that the future ability of the market to absorb the entire yield of the world will depend upon the cheapness at which febrifuges can be supplied to the million. Fortunate, indeed, are these proprietors who embarked in this cultivation early in the day, and who now find themselves in possession of considerable tracts of the quinine-yielding tree that can be turned to account while the value of the article ranges at about its present rate, a certain fortune to the grower. Those who follow must be content, how- ever, with a more moderate return.

THE METEOROLOGICAL REPORTS.

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CO-OPERATION AMONG WORKING…

NATIONAL THRIFT.

INFORMATION ABOUT TIMBUCTOO.

A STATUE TO JOSEPH MARIE JACQUARD.

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INDIAN GRAVES IN AMERICA.

THIRTY PERSONS POISONED.

RAILWAY DISASTER IN AMERICA.

CUTTINGS FROM AMERICAN PAPERSI

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