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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT.

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THE PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT.

EXECUTION AT HORSEMONGER-LANE…

IALL SIMPLICITY and RUDE PLENTY.I

BARON KRUDENER.

SHEEP-FARMING IN JAPAN.

OPENING THE NEW HOTEL DIEU…

THE NAVAL ENGAGEMENT IN THE…

A RECOLLECTION OF SINOPE.

WISE IN THEIR GENERATION.

ATTAR OF ROSES."

A CURIOUS INCIDENT.

DEATH of a MEMBER of the LIVINGSTONIA…

ARMIES FED ON DATES.

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THE COLORADO BEETLE SCARE.

MR. MECHI ON THE CROPS.

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MR. MECHI ON THE CROPS. Mr. Mechi writes from T'ptree Hall, Kelvedon, Essex :—"Harvest, which commenced in this district on the 1st inst., is interrupted by a soaking rain, that has, however, greatly improved the second crops of clover and grass, and will continue the previous favour- able prospect of an abundant root crop. It also enables us to plant cabbage as a second crop. The wheat crop varies considerably. Owing to the long wet winter and cold spring, the crop is thin, especially on un- drained soils. The ears are however, large and well filled with plump kernels. The general opinion is that it will not, or will barely, reach an average. Spring crops went in late on many soils, and are backward, but much improved. They are generally considered under average. Peas and beans are not well filled. The hay crop has been a good one, and the stock food is generally very promising. Labour is in sufficient supply lis. to 12s. 6d. per acre is paid for cutting, cartimg, and stacking the corn crops beer is given in addition. I pay for cutting, carting, and st&cking fifty acres of wheat and thirty acres of barley and oats 12s. 6d. per acre, and beer, deducting Is. per acre for use of the reaping machine. Pea-picking and fruit- gathering have afforded much gain and employment to the labourers' families. I paid more than J650 on this small farm for pea-pieking.

THE TASTE FOR SHOOTING.

SHODDY VINEGAR.

SELECTED ANECDOTES.

THE MARKETS,

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DETECTIVES IN AUSTRIA. -

THE DEATH OF AZIZ PASHA.

THE FUTURE OF ENGLAND.

BIRDS' PRESERVATION ACT.