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FIELD AND FARM.

IGARDENING GOSSIP. I

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-NERYIE'S LESSON.

NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION".…

THE RED CROSS AT SEA. I

THE MARLBOROUGH GEMS. I

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I THE CATHEDRAL OF NOTRE DAME.

EXPEDITION TO MOUNT KENIA.

BOER NAMES FOR THE BRITISH.…

TICKETS TO MATRIMONY. I

ALIEN IMMIGRATION.

BATH'S HISTORIC HOUSES. I

DEAD OR ALI YE—WHICH ?I

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I _THE QUEEN'S LEVEE.7

I _EXPLOSIVES BY POST.

ASCENSION DAY.

FIFTEEN CHILDREN DROWNED.

-BRITISH MUSEUM'S GIFT.

MR. CECIL RHODES, "D. C. L."

GOLD IN A MATTRESS.

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GOLD IN A MATTRESS. A Paris working man, living in the Rue Perceval, has been the victim of a disagreeable misadventure. Unknown to his wife he had economised, after 10 years of saving, nearly 9600. To put this sum, as he thought, in safety, he had sewn it up in a cloth bag, and then hidden the bag in a mattress. His wife, who was unaware of the existence of the hoard, decided that the mattress needed cleaning, and to this end undid it at both ends preparatory to taking out the stuffing. She hung the mattress thus opened out of the window, with the result that the precious bag fell into the street. It was picked up by a little girl, who, ignorant of the value of its contents, was induced to part with it to two young rogues to whom she had confided her find. For three days the boys were busy spending the unex- pected windfall as fast as they could, but the work- man, who had at last learned what had happened, told the police of his loss, and the two lads were arrested.

THE WRECK OF THE LOCH SLAY.

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