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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

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BATH'S HISTORIC HOUSES. The Corporation of Bath have just placed a com- memoration tablet upon the house in Lansdown- crescent, once occupied by William Beckford, one of the strangest characters who ever spent his declin- ing years in the renowned city of the hot springs. His tomb and monument are such conspicuous objects on the heights of Lansdown that the most casual visitor can hardly avoid becoming familiar with some of the eccentricities of this great dilet- tante. Beckford, who is best known as the author of the Arabian tale Vathek (written in one sitting of three days and two nights), claimed descent from the Saxon Kings. He inherited vast wealth and expended it in the most lavish fashion, building a wonderful house at Fonthill, in Wiltshire, which cost a quarter of a million. Presently the evil days came-vast sums lost in Jamaica through depreciation in the value of his estates and lawsuits resulting therefrom led, Beckford to sell FonthiU at a ridiculous price, and to retire to Bath broken in health and fortune. Here he spent the rest of his days a recluse, shut up with his books and fancies.

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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