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FIELD AND FARM. j

I GARDENING GOSSIP.I

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I I 'i "AN INSANE -CUSTOM."…

■I VERDI'S OWN MEMORIAL. !

====================I HANDKERCHIEFS…

QUARRYMEN IN -DANGER.i

A SOCIETY MARRIAGE.

A GREEK HUSBANDMAN. !

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A GREEK HUSBANDMAN. The Andrian husbandman lays up his terrace and leada his little aqueduct to water it (says the Chau- tauquan). When he has got his footing, so to speak, in one little shelf of soil or a dozen of them, he plants his olive, fig, and vine, his bit of barley or wueat, his patch of onions, potatoes, and beans. Against-the north wind he sets his brake of cypress trees with intertwining vines or of tall reeds in triple ranks. He keeps half a dozen goats and sheep for wool, milk, and cheese; a family pig (untaxed), a donkey for transportation, possibly a cow or two of the best stock in the iEgean. In due season you see him winnowiHg his barley on his hilltop threshing-floor, and the Andrian girls treading the winepress or gathered to the unique Andrian festival of the fig- stringing. There is, too, the hilltop monastery, where you may quench your thirst at the hidden epring that used to flow wine instead of water on Dionysos's holiday and the Round Tower which may have looked down on Aga- memnon when he put in at Gavrion Harbour on his way home from Troy. And within a stone's throw of that tower you may see a peasant wife knitting silk stockings for her peasant husband, while silken fishing nets drape the rude walls-all her own handiwork from the rearing of the cocoon through all the stages of the finished products. Forty years ago Andros was a great silk producer, but the blight fell upon that beautiful industry, and it continues now only in domestic hands. Instead the lemon has become the chief staple, and on the south and east of the island every glen and slope is beautiful with its tender green and gold. Andrian life to-day has all the simplicity of the antique. And one who would escape the modern world could hardly do so more completely than with the brethren of Hagia Mone or with my friend Demetrius Zaraphonides J and his American wife on the 12 storey farm at Katakoilo.

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RESII !D,ENCE, 'lIl , .AT…

!STORY OF THE AMERICA CUP.…

THE SILENT WOMAN.

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IGREATER BRITAIN.]

SAFFRON WALDEN ELECTION. -I

THE LEECH COLLECTION OF ;…

A PUBLISHER'S WILL.

BIRTH OF AN ITALIAN PRINCESS.