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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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RESII !D,ENCE, 'lIl , .AT…

!STORY OF THE AMERICA CUP.…

THE SILENT WOMAN.

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Tnll little King of Spain is guarded every night by a body of picked men, who are natives of Espi- nosa, and have served with distinction in the army. It is by them the gates are locked at midnight, and with ceremonious solemnity re-opened at seven o'clock in the morning. Should one of this guard prave false to the person of his Sovereign, Spanish faith in Spanish loyalty would die, as if by lightning stroke, and something very dreadful would happen to the traitor. It is a curious custom of very ancient tradition, which the Queen Recent has not been sorry to maintain. TJIEBE are living in the Close at Lichfield the aged widow of Bishop Selwyn, an aunt of the Bishop of St. Albans, and the widow of Archdeacon Allen, the well-known Broad Church humorist, all over 90; and a few yards outside the Close an old lady of more than 100. IT has been estimated that 25,000 horses are em- ployod in the metropolitan carrying trade, that their value is a million and a quarter, and the cost is, for food alone, £ 800,000 a year. A rule prevails of foraging the horses at 3d. an inch per week, that is, a horse costs as many shillings a week as it stands hands high. THE mirage of Mount Fairweather, Alaska, which in called the silent city of Alaska," has been studied by a party of scientists from Vancouver, it extends for about six miles along the mountain side and re- sembles the city of Bristol, England. A report of their observations is to be published shortly. THE Duke and Duchess of Wellington have gone to Levens to stay with Mrs. Bagot. Levens is one of the most beautiful places in England, and the Topiary" garden is one of the most interesting specimens of this form of horticulture. There is a group of ancient yews, representing Queen Elizabeth, ruffled and farthingaled, surrounded by the ladies of her Court.

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SAFFRON WALDEN ELECTION. -I

THE LEECH COLLECTION OF ;…

A PUBLISHER'S WILL.

BIRTH OF AN ITALIAN PRINCESS.