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PROFESSOR MAX MULLER AT BIRMINGHAM.

OPENING OF FIRTH COLLEGE BY…

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THE FIGHT WITH THE UTE INDIANS.

THE EARTHQUAKE IN HUNGARY.

TERRIBLE ACCIDENT BY FIRE…

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MR. GLADSTONE INTERVIEWED.

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THE ACCIDENT ON THE MICHIGAN…

PEASANT PROPRIETORS IN IRELAND.

THE MASSACRE AT CABUL.

FREE TRADE M AMERICA.

ARTIFICIAL BREEDING OF FISH.

THE LATE CONSUL HOPKINS.

SCIENTIFIC AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION.

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SCIENTIFIC AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION. Mr. Buckmaster, in recently addressing a meeting of farmers near Greenock, urged the importance of more attention to the facilities offered by the Science and Art Department of the Committee of Council on Education for instruction in the principles of agriculture. He said the better general education of Scotland encouraged him to hope that during the winter there would be, in many towns and villages, classes for teaching those subjects which had now become necessary for successful farm- ing. The Science and Art Department had issued a syllabus to guide the teachers. Qaestions arising out of this syllabus were given at the annual examination held all over the country every May, and pupils who had been instructed by a qualified teacher, and who received not fewer than 2 0 consecutive lessons, were encouraged by prizes, certificates, and other rewards to go forward to these local examinations, which were held wherever a class had been taught. Liberal payments were made to the teacher, and nearly the whole cost was met by grants from the Science and Art Department. The progress of agriculture must, of course, be greatly influenced by the education of farmers. As far as the science of agriculture was con- cerned, the Science and Art Department was pre- pared to teach them all they required to know, and seience with practice was the only true basis upon which the industries of a country could make progress.

DINING EN ROUTE.

A HOG-SCRAPING MACHINE.

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