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PERSHING AND THE CADETS.

TAILOR WHO REVIEWED TROOPS.

HIS UNFORTUNATE FACE.

A PEN-PICTURE OF NAPOLEON.

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I IBITS FROM BOOKS.

I.—I I A BITTER DRAUGHT.I

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— A BITTER DRAUGHT. From the Memoir of Henry Kenelm pigby," by Bernard Holland (Longmans), we quote a pathetic instance of a father's domestic trouble following on. his own change of religion: In his first year at Kensington he endured a new and bitter loss. Marcella, his eldest daughter, was of all his children nearest to himself in mind, tastes, and interests. He had given her a strong education. She had learned, with her brothers, Latin and Greek from their tutor, a Cambridge convert and a fine scholar, and she had read much history and literature for her ege. She loved the outdoor life, and especially riding, and was rather fond, too, of dress and jewels. But the sudden deaths, in 1856, of her youngest and her eldest brother had a tremen- dous effect upon this girl of nineteen. If this is life," she said, it is better to give one's whole self to reJigton." She had also been much impressed by her father's defence of the monastic life in his books. She now asked his leave to become a Nun, and he re- fused to give it. Mareella quotM bisv own writings against him, silently handing to him a volume of his I Compitum." Kenelm Digby was not I the first, nor will be the last, father who has I entered the Catholic Church, and has then seen his children go beyond him in devotion. That same attraction which brings some into I the Church draws others on further still. It is, in this sense, a dangerous religion. But those who belie-ve in, r.nd therefore join, the I Catholic Church, must be prepared to take all the consequences of their action.

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I AMERICAN HUMOUR.I

THE ATMOSPHERE OF THE SOIL.

A PEN-PICTURE OF NAPOLEON.