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L..... .-LORD SALISBURY'S…

THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON TRADE…

------A CANDIDATE'S ADVENTURES.

LONDON STEAMER IN DANGER.

p *".............—— EX-OFFICER…

A PRISON EXPERIMENT.

BUTTONS ON THE BACK OF A COAT.

. QUAINT HOUSEHOLD REGULATIONS.

0I TYPOGRAPHICAL ABSURDITIES.

. NAMKS OF THE MONTHS.

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NAMKS OF THE MONTHS. January was named after the Roman god Janus, the deity with two faces, one looking into the past and the other gazing forward to the future. February comes from the Latin word februo, to purify. It was customary for the Romans to observe festivals of purification during that month. March owes its name to the old God of War. Among the Saxons this month was known as Lenct, meaning spring, and this is the origin of our word Lent. April was named from the Latin aperio, to open, in signification of the opening of flowers. The Saxons called the month East re, in honour of their Goddess of Spring, from which comes our word Easter. May- was named after the Roman goddess Maia, and June was so called in honour of Juno. July was named in honour of Julius Caesar, and August gets its name from Augustus C:e3ar. September is from the Latin septem. seven, this being the seventh month according to the old Roman calendar. October, November and December also retain the names by which they were known under the old calendar, when there were but ten months in the year-octo, novem and decern meaning eight, nine and ten.

. THS CAT AND THE RATS.

. THE PROCESS OF DIGESTION.…

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CHEMIST'S DEATH BY MISADVENTURE.