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NICE DISHES.

THE ENCHANTED ROCK.

FACTS IN BRIEF.

THE SUNDAY CORNER. 4L

I I WISE AND OTHERWISE.

WORDS OF WISDOM,

THE ADVANTAGES OF SILENCE.

- I AMERICAN HUMOUR. I-

f DANGEROUS FISH.

SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT TREES.

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SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT TREES. The elder is believed to be the tree on which Judas hanged himself, though in Buckingham- shire, says a writer in Farm and Home, I heard an old peasant woman declare that it was of this wood the Cross was made. Take notice, ma'am," she said, "and you'll find as lightning never touches the elder." While on this topic, the Wild Arum is said by the people of Ches- hire to have been growing beneath the Cross, and to have received on it splashes of blood, hence villagers reverently regard the dark lines and blots on the surface of its leaves. The Scot- tish believe that the birch was used for rods for scourging, and that from that time the tree was cursed, the dwarf birch being, of course, the species meant. The flowers of the wild apple and the hawthorn are both regarded with super- stitious awe in Buckinghamshire. A death is predicted in a house where they are allowed to stay. In Oxon and Northamptonshire a tree that bears blossom after the fruit is formed is also said to shew an approaching death. «

MEN AND LACE.

THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE…

10 BALLOONING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC.

VULTURES AND THEIR FOOD SUPPLY.

POULTRY - PICKING BY MACHINERY.

THE VOICE OF A FLY.