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RUiTS UPON GARDENING.1 ♦

AGRICULTURE. --+--

SPORTS AND PASTIMES --+--

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JAMAICA. {

A NEW ARTESIAN WELL.

—■————■r THE FENIÅN TRIALS.

SHOCKING MURDER NEAR LANCASTER.

........--THE PEABODY FUND.—-REPORT…

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THE PEABODY FUND.—-REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES. The Times believes that a more satisfactory report than tkat just issued by the trustees of the Peabody Fund-both to the donor and the publio-could hardly be desired. After securing their legal power to ad- minister the money by the due execution of a trust deed, the trustees proceeded to consider, in the first place, what was the class of persons properly intended by the designation of "the poor." They decided that the word must not be held to include paupers, by assisting whom they would not be so much benefiting the poor as relieving the rich of a legal charge. In the next place, the trustees resolved to apply the fund to "erecting dwellings for the labouring poor on such improved principles as to conduce at once to eco- nomy, salubrity, and social enjoyment." This wise determination appears to have been promptly carried into effect, and on the 29 th of February, 1864 or about a year and a half after the execution of the trust deei, the first block of Peabody buildings, in Commercial-road, Spitalfields, was thrown open for the admission of 200 persons. These dwellings, to judge by their description, must be more than com- forts-they must be positive luxuries to the poor persons who are fortunate enough to gain admission into them. The drainage, the ventilation, and the water supply are of course carefully attended to. There are baths and laundries, with wringing machines and drying lofts for all who desire to use I them; and, lastly, the houses are so constructed that there are ample and airy spaces which serve as play- grounds for the children." Agreeably to Mr. Pea- body's wishes, no inquiries are made before admission to these dwellings, exoept such as are sufficient to prove that the applicants are really of the poorer class, and that they have a good character with their employers and with the world; and when once ad- mitted they are free from all intrusion so long as they conduct themselves properly. The rent demanded for these houses is but 2s. 6d. for one, 4s. for two, and 5s. for three rooms.

THE X 2,5 0 0 BREACH OF PROMISE…

:FACTS AND F ACETI''

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