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*—* A GREAT MOSAIC.

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—* A GREAT MOSAIC. The British Vice-Consul in Venice in his List report says that mosaics still continue in ort-ztt demand there. A splendid mosaic was execute1! awhile ago for a palace now in course of construction in Vienna. It measures 1000 square feet, and is copied from cartoons by the painter Edward Weitb. It represents the five parts of the world. Europe standi in the centre of the frieze, represented by the symbolic figures of its various nations, having on one side the emblems of industry and trade, and at the top the emblem of the flying genius of light. On the right are the figures of As:a, India, Ciiiua, and Japan, with their rajahs, mandarins, and the allegorical chrysanthemum. Next follows Africa, with camel drivers, palm-trees, and other African symbols. On the left America and Australia, with natives on horseback and on foot, foliage, and other emblems. All this variety of types, from the fair Circassian down to the negro, and the display of costumes from the in),t decorative to the simplest, have enabled the painter to arrange 24 figures with great delicacy of colour and in an artistic manner. Over these figures, which rest on an ornamental base, a biue sky reflects all around its light so as to unite all the tints of the mosaic, and to give the whole a harmony of effect which is said to be most delightful to the eye.

WILLS AND BEQUESTS.

THE QUEEN'S BOUDOIR.

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A STRANGE " DOG STORY.

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HORRIBLE SCENE AT AN-i 'EXECUTION.

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A WOMAN'S RESCUE

HEROIC WOMEN.

- NANSEN AND THE NORTH POLE.

AN INTERESTING FACT.

COMING CORNSTALK CRICKETERS.

NEARLY CHOKED.

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GREATER BRITAIN. .

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A SOUDAN BATTLE.

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