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',HINTS UPON GARDENING. --+--

SPORTS AND PASTIMES. ----

LYNCH LAW IN LONDON.

WILLS AND BEQUESTS.

SINGULAR WILLS.

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DREADFUL CHILD MURDER AT HIGHGATE.

------SrJUTH KENSINGTON GARDENS.

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Robbery of Communion Plate. At the public-office, Birmingham, a young man named Thomas Bevan, described as a. blacksmith, was charged with stealing the communion plate from St. Martin's Church, Birmingham, of which the Rev. J. C. Miller, D.D., is rector. The plate, which comprised about twelve pieces of the finest silver, was worth upwards of j6100. It was deposited in a box in the sacristy, which was broken open and rifled of its contents a fortnigni ago. liio prisoner is the son of the woman who cleans the church, and is presumed to have made use of the keys In her possession. He was remanded. a ?j^en Miles of Ants in Scotland.—The Southern Reporter has the following:—That ants occasionally make their appearance in such prodigious numbers that the air is obscured by them, as vouched for in Chambers Encyclopedia" and by other writer?, is a circumstance but rarely witnessed, we should say, in this country. Nevertheless, a corrobora- tion of the statement was witnessed in the neighbour. hood of Selkirk on Saturday last. One gentleman, residing in Selkirk, had occasion to visit Hawiok on the day named, and, perhaps from the fineness of the weather or the extortionate fares of the North British Railway Company, he was induced to perform the journey on foot. On the outskirts of Selkirk he had his attention arrested by myriads upon myriads of winged ants moving in the air and on the turnpike road. The road, to use his own expression, was lite- rally carpeted by the little insect?, and at regular in- tervals of about six feet they were collected into clusters about the size of a pigeon's egg, apparently engaged in combat. He was so tormented by those on the wing lighting on his face and hands that he was forced to deviate into a footpath, thinking there to avoid them. But no. Here they were again under and around him as numerous as before. In this way did they cover the road until he reached Groundistone Edge, a distance of upwards of seven miles fiom Sell irk.

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