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THE NEW BREECH-LOADING COMPETITION.

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THE FARMER'S ANXIETIES.

nE PROPOSED TUNNEL ACROSS…

EXTRAORDINARY DEMONSTRATION…

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---NEWSPAPER SIGNATURES IN…

=:'!t' CHANGES OF THE COUNTENANCE.

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=:t' CHANGES OF THE COUNTENANCE. To turn for a moment from the more sentimental aspect of false faces (says the London Review), it is curious to notice what complete changes in the character of a countenance is effected by age, and above all how great is the change when death lays its hand upon it. Apart from the alteration due to physical reasons, there is unquestionably an unaccount- able relapse into phases of expression which we have seemingly dropped years ago. One of the most touch- ing incidents of the deathbed is the recognition by parents and relatives of a youth and freshness on the face of the departed, and of an expression associated with school-time, boyhood, and the spring of life. Harsh and hard-featured men and women when lying at rest, have little of the ruggedness and the ungracious- ness which they carried with them through the world. Even old age—old age sinking out in decay-takes a strange beauty at the close, and a score of years, with the furrows and the lines of years, disappear, to permit, as it were, a trace of the beautiful child-time to return again. Or is it that all our other faces were "faise faces" except this? Perhaps so. Death is very sin- cere and very truthful. It would be pleasant at least to think that when passion was spent, the socket burned down, and thought and brain asleep, nature herself comes to vindicate whatever is good in us by a distinct and final manifestation. The brother of Death, as the poet calls Slumber, does not treat us so. In dreams our faces often seem worn and weary, and even convulsive tc those who look on us in that state. We do not cast away the false face at night. We bear it as our thoughts have formed it, and our working- existences, but at the finish we are done with it. The face of a dead wife will seem far more familiar to those who have known her in girlhood, than to the man who has known her as husband for more years than they have seen her.

---------THE LIBEL BILL.

UNQUALIFIED PRACTITIONERS…

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HOW NEWSPAPER REPORTS DIFFER!

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A CAUTION TO TRADES' UNION…

AN INTERNATIONAL PEACE CONGRESS.

A REMARKABLE DISCOVERY.

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-----THE LATE ARCHDUCHESS…

A RESULT OF TRADES' UNIONS.