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GARDENING OPERATIONS FOR THE…

THE MYSTERY OF FRENCH EGGS.

The LAW of FOREIGN DECORATIONS

HOW MAXIMILIAN WAS CAPTURED.

INSANITY IN ENGLAND.

WHICH IS THE BRUTE?

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WHICH IS THE BRUTE? A. correspondent, signing himself" Phillipus," writes the following to the London Times:- I was witness the other night to a piece of stupidity, rather than cruelty-at least, I hope so--in the Cavalry Camp at Hounslow, which may, perhaps, be prevented in some future case if noticed in your column- and which, at any rate, may help to illustrate the need which exists for endeavouring to make the trooper as intelligent as the noble animal whom he so often misuses. I saw a Dragoon pulling, might and main, at the tether, whereby he wanted to attach a horse to the picket. The horse was standing on three legs, naturally unable to advance, and his fourth leg, extended from the shoulder, was being hauled at full length by the tether round the fetlock. A sergeant—who, I thought, might have interfered sooner-said, Drop his leg and lead him," which at once met with perfect obedience on the horse's part. I was put in mind of a story I heard Captain C urnegie tell at a public dinner at the time of the Crimean war. He was on shore, and saw a party of S >ldiers endeavouring to boil a kettle. They put sticks o i the ground, wedged the kettle into them, and then were surprised the fire would not light. "Hang the kettle above," said he, "shake the wood loose, and then try." A lame horse in the morning or a supperless squad at nightfall are appreciable losses, but it need not cost a farthing more to put the recruit's mind, as well as his body, through a few extensive motions while he is learning the details of his profession.

THE HISTORY OF MAXIMILIAN…

TRADES' UNIONS ABROAD.

CURIOUS NEW ENGLAND CUSTOM.

A VOLUNTEER SCHOOLMASTER.

!" DREADFUL SUICIDE THROUGH…

THE LATE EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN.

|THE TRADES' UNION INQUIRY.