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- AGRICULTURE. ♦

HINTS UPON GARDENING.

SPORTS AND PASTIMES. --

ARCHERY MEETINGS FOR 1867.

THE VOLUNTEER REVIEW.

CARDSHARPERS AT THE RACES.

WHISKERS IN THE NAVY.

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WHISKERS IN THE NAVY. Lord Henry Lennox has just issued a terrible pro- clamation, which will spread terror through many thou- sands of hearts not usually accessible to fear. It seems that a custom is somewhat prevalent" amongst officers in the navy of wearing whiskers of such in- ordinate size and length as to resemble beards, which, latter are forbidden by the printed instructions." This must not be The naval supremacy of Great Britain is perhaps, hanging at this moment on a hair-we must look to it! Officers will accordingly be good enough only to wear the same length of whiskers as the seamen and marines. This is all very well for the forecastle demo- cratg but what is to become of the "pretty officer" when he goes to the fine old crusted Port-Admiral's ball ? It is, of course, a question of taste and fashion. Now-a-days, it seems to be generally accepted that clergymen and naval officers are to shave. There is good precedent so far as the service is concerned. Nelson and the men of his school would have looked on a moustache as rather worse than a mutiny but then those old heroes saw nothing ridiculous in a pigtail. Drake, however, and the men of his school, who did a good deal of tough work with much slender means, had whisker, moustache, beard-the complete affair. On the whole, we confess to a sneaking kindness for the use of the razor on board ship—clean shaven lips and chin, somehow, help to fill up that idea of smartness" which, both in Jack and his master, is worth purchasing at any reasonable price.-Daily Tekgrcuph,

A MYSTERIOUS MURDER.

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FACTS AND F ACETIÆ.j .