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THE WHITE FEATHER.

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WHEN Admiral Dewey was the executive officer of the Colorado, it happened that for some mis-' demeanour two sailors were confined in the brig," as the ship's prison was called. When Dewey was making his regular tour of inspection over the ship he -heard one of the prisoners say: Anyway, I've got same matches that ,werer overlooked in my pocket, and I'll burn his old ship under him." Dewey said nothing, but stepped on deck and rang the fire-bell. Fire in the ship's brig said he, as the crew rushed up in answer to the sum-one. Instantly four streams of water were pouring into the brig through the holes in the door, and in a few moments the two prisoners, alarmed at the situation, were howling to be saved from drowning. When he thought they were sufficiently wet down Dewey said. Eire's out I" And as he walked away he remarded, I guess their matches are pretty well soaked by this time." WE all know how conservative is Mrs. Kruger. Not everyone knows that, despite the prosperity— indeed, enormous wealth-of her husband and her- self, she has never had a single white servant inside her doors. Every morning she receives her visitors at the hour of 6 a.m.this, according to her ideas, being an advanced hour of the day. She gives much time to the preserving of her garden fruit, which she dries in a coffin that hangs from the kitchen rafters (ajvery eld Boer custom—the span coffin, being ever in readiness should any member of the family chance to die). She deeply resents new-fangled ideas and innovations, and it is said quickly put her foot down when her husband, on his return from England, proudly showed his acquisition of one or two civilised nabits from those rapacious English. To make the United Kingdom independent of colonial or foreign food supplies, Mr. R. F. Craw- ford told the Royal Statistical Society recently that 23,000,000 acres would have to be added to the 47,800,000 already under cultivation. There are only 77,761,000 acres in the whole kingdom. To supply the wheat of which our home production is Vtort 6,000,000 acres would be required; a similar *act would be necessary for the production of the 90,000,000cwt. of cattle food which we import, and 11,000,000 acres more would be needed on which to raise the meat and the milk products which now come to us from other countries.

THE ODD ONE AT GANNET.

KRUGER OUGHT TO HAVE.1 KNOWN.

DUTCH COLONY IN YORKSHIRE.

A RECORD OF SUCCESSES.

Q F E N'B LOST HANDKERCHIEF.

—y NEUFELD AND THE SALVATION…

INTERVIEW WITH CAPTAIN RICK

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NORTH OF THE MODDER.

ABOUT CAROLS.

HEINE CENTENARY FIASCO.

DEVELOPMENT OF MONGOLIA.

BEAUTIES THAT DEATH KILLS.

BERLIN MEMORIAL QUESTION.

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