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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.

THE WRECK OF THE LOCH SLAY.

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THE WRECK OF THE LOCH SLAY. Interesting details have now come to hand regard- ing the loss of the ship Loch Slay, of Glasgow, which on April 24 was wrecked on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Twenty of those on board, including six passengers, were drowned, and there were only four survivors-an apprentice belonging to Tobermory, two seamen and a passenger. The apprentice, in a letter dated May 10, to his father, gives the following particulars regarding the disaster: We were wrecked on Kangaroo Island about 30 miles from Cape Corda Lighthouse. Four were saved and 20 drowned. It was simply awful. I and one of the survivors, who was a sailor, reached the lighthouse the day before yesterday (May 8). We were wrecked on April 24, and left for Cape Corda on the 27th, arriving there on May 8. You can imagine what we suffered when we took 11 days to walk 30 miles. The other sailor managed to reach the opposite side of the island, and it was he who gave first information as to the disaster. The fourth survivor was a second cabin passenger, and he preferred to remain beside the fresh water while we went to look for help. This passenger's body was found long after by the search party near where he was left. My companion and I had only small pieces of cloth with which to protect our feet from the rocks and scrub, but they w^re nevertheless terribly cut up. We lived on shell fish, penguins, and herbs, and always found plenty of water. The lighthouse people telegraphed to Adelaide for a tug to take us there and some newspaper men came down in her. You cannot know the delight with which I enjoyed my first cup of tea and sub- stantial fare along with it."

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