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I GARDENING GOSSIP.I

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!STORY OF THE AMERICA CUP.…

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STORY OF THE AMERICA CUP. The history of the America Cup, which Shamrock J II. will attempt to wrest from the United States, is narrated in the June number of the Universal and Ludgate Magazine. The writer thus describes the origin of the America Cup In 1851 the regatta of the Royal Yacht Squadron was, as it is now, the fashionable yachting event of the year. It took place in August, and on the 22nd of that month a race was arranged for a cup, offered as a prize by the members of the club, to be sailed for by yachts of all nations, without regard to difference of ton- nage. The course was from Cowes round the Isle of Wight. The America entered for this race, and was the only foreign competitor. The start took place at ten o'clock in the morning, and besides the America there were eight cutters and seven schooners, the majority of them being of the bluff-bowed type. When all allowances were made, the wonderful speed displayed by the America was more than had been anticipated by English yachts- men. "The wind at the start was westerly, very light and variable, and running to the east end of the island the cutters had at first the advantage, but coming on the wind the America at once com- menced to show her speed. In beating up the back ef the island against a strong tide and with little wind, the Arrow got ashore, and the Alarm went to her assistance. These were considered to be two of the best in the fleet. Later in the race two others, Freak and V otante, fouled each other and had to give up. There was now considerably more wind, and the America had established a decided lead to windward, which she continued to improve. She passed through the needles miles ahead of the Aurora (47 tons), the next yacht, and arrived at Cowes 18 minutes before her. Thus ended that famous race. The prize then won by the America was some time afterwards presented by her owners to the New York Yacht Club with the idea of making it perpetually a challenge cup for friendly competition between foreign coutnries,'and that prize is what has ever since been known as the America cap.'

THE SILENT WOMAN.

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IGREATER BRITAIN.]

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BIRTH OF AN ITALIAN PRINCESS.