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. ORIGIN OF THE WKEPINO-WII.I.OW.

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ORIGIN OF THE WKEPINO-WII.I.OW. The weeping-willow tree reached America through the medium of Alexander Pope, the poet, who planted a willow twig on the banks of the Thames at his Twickenham villa. The twig came to him in i. box of figs sent from Smyrna by a friend who !¡ad lost all in the South Sea Bubble and had gone 0 il»a! d -t,ant land to recoup his fortunes. Harper's Em-yoloj a;dia thus tells the story of the willow's r • val in Aiiiei-ica A young British officer, who came "• Boston with the army to crush the rebellion of the \in<-ii<"in colonies, brought with him a twig from P i(■>>'>- willow tree, intending to plant it in America ,I ,ri he should comfortably set tIe down on lands <; Tifi-icat« d from the conquered Americans. The ".mg .officer, disappointed in these expectations, n'c hiB ",i¡lo", twig, wrapped in oil-tilk, to John Parke Curtis, Mrs. Washington's son, who planted it on his At.-iriiidon estate in Virginia. It thrived, and lt-caiiie the progenitor of all American willow rrerfs.

DEATH CUSTOMS OF THE KLONDIKE…

. LESSONS FROM THE nEES.

SIR H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN

EDUCATION AND AGRICULTURE.

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PERSONAL INJURIES AT FIRES.

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New Year.

-The Race of Life.

* O Nature Notes.

CARDIGANSHIRE IN 1808

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TULIP MANIA.

.0 A LAND WITHOUT ANIMALS.

A CITY OF SALT.

.. NAMING THR BABY.

HOW SAVAGES HUNT THE LION.

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DESERTED BABIES.

UNDER THE MISTLETOE.

EXTENSIVE CYCLE THEFTS.

SAD RELIGIOUS TRAGEDY. S

A KLONDIKE CONFLAGRATION.