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--FARMING NOTES.

GARDENING GOSSIP.

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A GIGANTIC UMBRELLA.

AN HISTORIC ESTATE.

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AN HISTORIC ESTATE. Another interesting and historical estate, compris- ing about 4000 acres, has just changed hands. We refer to Farming Wood, Thrapston, in Northampton- shire, which has belonged to, Lord Lyvedon's family for a good many generations, and which has been sold to Mr. J. Gardiner Mnir, the well-known South African sportsman. The mansion of Farming Woods is seated in the verdant glades of the Forest of Rock- ingham, and is interesting as being the former resi- dence of the Ranger when the forest was a lloyal chase. It is a many gabled stone structure, incorporating one of earlier date, surrounded by quaint gardens and some of the finest timber in the Midlands. On the estate are the remains of a curious stone building orecled for Sir Thomas Tresham by John Thorp, but never completed, the gateway of which now forms the stable entrance. Another curious link with the past may be found on the estate in the shape of a stone inscribed, "Here stood the Bocase Tree." What the Bocase Tree indicates is not certain, but competent authorities state that on this spot the verderers met to shoot their arrows and hung their eases here.

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THE MOCKERY OF MONOPOLIES.

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EPITOME OF NEWS; -F

THE OMNIBUS IN SUMMER

ACCOUCHEMENT OF PRINCESS