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I The Voice of the Charmer.…

,WITCHES OF MARTINIQUE.

[THREE MURDERS AND SUICIDES.

! BEATEN BY AMERICA.

MURDERS BY MUTINEERS.

|UNEARTHING ANCIENT EGYPT.

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Crack Cricketers, i

I THE KING'S BIRTHDAY.

I I. TEXTILES OF KINGS."

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I I. TEXTILES OF KINGS." i Something like a quarter of a million pounds' worth of tapestry will be used in the new Corona. tion Hall and in Westminster Abbey itself at the Coronation. The hall, the exterior of which has been so successfully toned down with the semblance of age, that it looks like a portion of the old abbey itself, is to have a most interesting interior. Under the able hand of Mr. Guy Laking, the keeper of the King's Armoury, the inside of the building will be given the appearance of an old baronial hall. Ancient armour will adorn the walls between the mediajval windows, helmet and breastplate and sword will be quaintly disposed in proper posi- tions here aud there, and the walls themselves will have very much the appearance of ancient oak. Rich historic tapestries, some of the most precious in existence, will adorn this hall and the theatre" in which the actual Coronation takes place. One is a superb piece of Flemish tapestry worth by itself £ 100,000. Indeed, this sum was actually paid for it when it changed hands some time ago. The superb piece of Flemish tapestry mentioned will adorn the Coronation Hall, in which the royal procession will be formed in readiness for its stately pro- gress down the nave to the place of crowning. It is profusely enriched with gold thread and gives a pictorial representation of the marriage of Queen Esther with King Ahasuerus. Several centuries ago it formed one of a set which belonged to the Spanish Government, and it adorned the royal palace at Madrid down to the time of Louis XIV., when it was carried away into France and came into the custody of the great Cardinal Mazarin. From his descendants it was purchased by Messrs. Duveen, and sold again by them a few weeks ago. It is considered by connoisseurs to be the greatest masterpiece of its kind in existence. In the course of the next week or two it will be placed in position, and in front of it will be laid the Regalia of England in readiness for the arrival of the King and Queen.

CENSUS OF THE COUNTY OF YORK.

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I POULTRY ALLOTMENTS.