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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.

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A PANEGYRIC ON THE POPE.

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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.

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A PLEASANT PROSPECT. The following remarks on the subject of horse-racing in England and its effects on the Americans, are from the New York Herald:- W," It will not surprise us if a few, years hence this race (the Derby) will create as much excitement in New York as it does now in Liverpool, Manchester, Glas- gow, or Dublin. Since telegraphic wires bridged the Straits of Dover the .racing propensities of the English have proved contagious in France, and the result of the Derby is now awaited with rieSrly a§ much anxiety in-the French capital as in the city of LofRl'on itself. From some cause or other the love of the racecourse is reviving among ourselves. Whether it is that being brought into electric contact with our English cousins, we too have caught the contagion, we cannot tell. This much, however, it is safe to say—that if the race- course continues to be an object of growing interest with us, if racing is conducted on high and honourable principles, and if it receives a hearty and. liberal patronage, the time is not far distant when the result of the English Derby will be awaited with an amount of anxiety, and will be received with an amount of joy and sorrow, unequalled anywhere out of London. Time will be required to improve our breed of horses, and our attention will naturally be increasingly directed to the most perfect models. Our interest in the Derby and other great English races, as a natural consequence, will be proved by deep and general betting.

THR DANGERS OF, TIGER SHOOTING.