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SPAIN'S EFFORTS TO BECOME…

FACTS ABOUT THE NEGRO.

DEBTOR AND CREDITOR.

PAST AND PRESENT TIMES.

RAILWAYS IN TIME OF WAR.

THE EMPEROR OF RUSSIA AT THE…

A PANEGYRIC ON THE POPE.

THE CONVEYANCE OF CATTLE,…

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THE CONVEYANCE OF CATTLE, ON RAILWAYS. The Farmer gives a striking instance of a form of cruelty to animals which has often been noticed, but the readiest way of remedying of which is not quite apparent. Twenty-one Highland bullocks were put into three trucks at Doune, near Stirling, and sent on by the 7 a.m. train to Winchfield, in Hampshire. They were 100 hours in reaching their destination; and during that time they tasted neither food nor water. No wonder only nineteen reached Winchfield (they were consigned to Lord Calthorpe and Mr. Goodchild); the wonder is how any of them could have survived. Cattle trucks were never meant for anything but short journeys. A few years ago, no one ever thought that almost the whole cattle traffic of the country would be carried over the iron road. As long as owners of stock are content, companies can hardly be expected to adopt more expensive ar- rangements. That cattle trucks crowded with wretched beasts become nests of infection was clearly proved by the effect of the Privy Council's order last year. Very soon after carrying by rail was discon- tinued the rinderpest began to abate, and the atmos- phere seemed cleared of all contagious diseases what- ever. Railway companies should be compelled to water the cattle at least every five hours, and to feed them when the journey is unusually long. If this seems taking too much care for oxen, let us remember that another outbreak of the cattle plague, or even a sharp attack of pleuro-pneumonia, would cost a great deal more than new trucks of the most expensive kind for every railway in the United Kingdom. Of course Parliament must interfere if things go on in this way; but ought parliamentary interference to be necessary when the interests of stock-owners are so manifestly at stake ?

A RAILWAY CASE.

LUGGAGE ON RAILWAY CARRIAGES.

HOW MRS. JONES GOT HER SUBSCRIPTION.

NOTES ABOUT HIGHWAYMEN.

THE CROWN JEWELS OF PERSIA.

THE POLISH AMNESTY.

BANNS OF MARRIAGE.

ITEACHING SAVAGES TO SING.

A PLEASANT PROSPECT.

THR DANGERS OF, TIGER SHOOTING.