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FIELD AND FARM. 1

I A QUEER CONSULATE.

I S AD END OF A GARRISON DOG.

REINFORCEMENTS FOR SOUTH I…

THE VOLUNTEER REYIEW BY THE…

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I - A NEGLECTED EMPEROR.

-AN AMERICAN WEAKNESS.

THE POSITION IN THE SOUDAN.

|ANTARCTIC EXPLORATION. ----

GARDENING GOSSIP. I

SOMETHING LIKE A RECORD. I

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SOMETHING LIKE A RECORD. Charles Murphy, a Brooklyn bicyclist, the other day rode a mile, paced by a locomotive, in Imin. 5sec., thus breaking the record. The scene of Mr. Murphy's astonishing bicycle performance of a mile in 65sec. was on the" most level five miles of the Long Island railway track. He rode between the outer rails alongside the locomotive, on planks 50in. wide, across which the mile finish was painted. The only aid to his speed was a wind shield, consisting of boards built out 6ft. from the roof and sides of the car. His bicycle was of ordinary make, weighing 21lbs. and geared to 112. His wheel did not swerve 5in. until he commenced slowing up at the end of the mile. Then the wind-shield on the train-car outdistanced him, and the terrific onward suction of the wind made his wheel wobble so violently that he narrowly escaped a frightful fall. It was impossible to stop, and he was flying to the end of the track-planking 8 y with fearful swiftness. But just there he managed to jump free from^his machine, and alighted uninjured. He was found gasping and perspiring, with his pulse at 90. It soon, however, returned to normal. It was his life's ambition to do a mile a minute. He admitted that he felt nervous and frightened at the start, for he realised that collision with the wind- shield meant a shocking death.

THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIPS.

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