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MR. PEABODY AND THE BANK OF…

MEMENTOS OF A DECEASED ARTIST.

ADVICE TO BATHERS.

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GARDENING OPERATIONS FOR THE…

ENGLISHMEN IN PARIS IN 1817.

THE HARVEST AND THE REAPER,

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A North Lincolnshire Farmer, writing from Caiston, has also sent the following letter for publication :— Every year many thousands of pounds are lost to the farmers and the nation owing to an insufficiency of labourers to cut and gather in the harvest before it has been wasted or injured by the weather. Corn crops, when fully ripe, will remain very few days uncut without sustaining some damage, if the weather be ever so favourable. Sometimes a high wind will blow out the grain in standing crops of wheat and oats, and completely take off the heads of barley. Occasionally a burning sun will cause wheat and oats to shed much of their seed on the land before it is possible to cut the corn, even with the aid of reaping machines—for they are not worked without hands-so great has often been the scarcity oi labourers. More frequently, as was the case last year, rain has sprouted the corn (even when standing), which it always discolours and much reduces in value. Five shillings per diem, with beer ad libitum, are ther usual wages of able-bodied labourers when assisting to reap and gather in the harvest, and from seven to ten shillings per diem are frequently earned by the niett who mow with sithes and tie up the corn. Now, if the authorities at the War-office would give two-thirds of the privates composing the infantry regiments in England and as many of the horse soldiers as could be spared a furlough of three weeks, to commence as soon as the harvest is ready, in order that they might be enabled to assist the farmers In gathering in their crops, it would put from three to five pounds into the pockets of every common soldier employed in the harvest fields, and cause a great national saving.

HORRIBLE BUTCHERY BY AN AFRICAN…

THE SULTAN AND THE "GREAT…

WRECKING IN GREAT BRITAIN.

THE HOUSE OF LORDS.