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WHERE AMERICANS SCORE.I

AMERICAN SHIPBUILDING COMBINATION.

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IS NAIL-CUTTING SURGERY?

KEAT'S HAMPSTEAD HOUSE.

HALF-A-BARREL OF LOVE LETTERS.

: MR. RHODESS CATTLE.

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SAMOAN PRINCESS'S POVERTY.

COFFEE CULTIVATION.

THE STORY OF A BLIND PRINCIPAL.

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THE STORY OF A BLIND PRINCIPAL. One of the most successful of philanthropic insti- tutions in London is the Normal College for the Blind at, Norwood. Thero are many interesting par- ticulars in the last Home Magazine concerning it and its principal. Not many may know the history of Dr. Campbell. More than half a century ago, a little boy of four was playing in a sunny garden in South America, when a sharp acacia thorn pierced his eye, and before many months had passed the light had faded from both eyes. The record of that waning sight is pathetic. His mother would take him each evening to look at. the stars, nntil one night thai baby voice wailed, Mother, why has not God lit up the stars for your little boy to-night ?" And the mother's hot tears fell on the face of her blind boy. Everything was done to spoil the blind pet of the family, but he proved unspoilable. Work was an essential for so energetic a disposition, and soon he was seen chopping wood and taking his share of farm occupations. At the age of 10 he started for a 'I Blind School in Tennessee. From that day he steadily scaled the heights of learning, till, at the age of 18, he was instructing others in that Tennessean school. Overwork resulted in a breakdown, and health was restored by a wild life on the home farm. And later on, when recruits for the Blind School had to be beaten up. he undertook to scour the States on horseback for this purpose. Eventually the need of more complete change and rest drove him to Europe, where he purposed visiting every blind-institution in the Old World. It was I n janxiary, 1871, that what seemed the merest chance threw himin contact with Dr. Armitage, a well-known friend of the blind. It appeared a chance meeting, but it resulted in a friendship which in time culminated in the rising of the unique world-famed establishment at Norwood now known as the Royal Normal College and Academy of Music for the Blind. Through the liberality of the Duke of Westminster and others the property on which it stands was purchased, and Dr. Campbell was at liberty to realle his dreams and build an ideal Home for the Blind. Since the college was started £ 200,000 has been contributed by the public.

NITROGEN IN PEACE AND WAR.

THE CITY OF KN0XVILLE.-

HOW HEMP IS GROWN.

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PEERS WHO HAVE BEEN MAYORS.

ENGLAND'S LATEST GUN.

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A CHURCH WITHOUT A NAMK.

INTERESTING " WOODEN WALL."

COMPANY FRAUDS.

MANCHESTER COLLISION.

LAST OF THE PATRIA.

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HIS UNCLE BAGGED.

POSTl\IAN'ð REMARKABLE RECORD.

REMARKABLE MILITARY FAMILY.

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OUR LONDON CORRESPONDENT.>…

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;EXTINCTION OF ABORIGINES.

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IN CLOVER AT NAAUWPOORT,

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