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CURRENT SPORT.

GALADI OCCUPIED.¡

IMR. MCMILLAN'S EXPEDITION.I

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ILADY GRANVILLE GORDON.

FATAL MIDNIGHT RIDE.

THE PRINCE AND THE NAVY.

" „ ,.,„„. \ IRISH LAND BILL.

CHARGES OF "COOPERING."

I -THE KING IN PORTUGAL.

DREYFUS AGAIN.

GREAT STRIKE IN HOLLAND. I

ICAMILLE HOLLAND'S DEATH PRESUMED.

IDEATH OF MR. REGISTRAR HANNEN.I…

I ALIEN PILOTS.I

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I CHAPMAN HANGED.

"FASTING" IN THE OLDEN TIME.…

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"FASTING" IN THE OLDEN TIME. The Spartan Fare of our Ancestors. The latest product of the excellent work done by the Historical Manuscripts Commission is a transcript of various collections of manuscripts, among them those of Sir George WombweiL These include the household books of Sir William Fairfax, which throw some diverting light upon the manners and customs of the sixteenth cen- tury, especially in the matter of eating and drink- ing. This is the bill of fare for Christmas Day, 1572. For breakfast there was brawn and mur- tard, beef and beer for the master, and beef and beer for the yeomen. At dinner time there was, for "my master," a first course of brawn and mustard, frumenty, boiled mallards, boiled knuckles of veal, nimble pies, peascods, a roast chine of beef, roast veal, roast swan, roast turkey, roast pig, cold crane pie, roast capon, and baked venison. The second course was "gillye," roast conies, roast mallard, roast teals, one roast part- ridge, cold turkey pie, one roast woodcock, and a tart. At supper on the same day "my lord" stayed the pangs of hunger with a first course of five dishes of boiled meats, sliced beef, roast mutton, roast veal, cold crane pie, roast capons, baked venison, and "dulcyttes." The second course consisted of "gillye," roast conies, roast mallards, roast teals, roast pheasant, cold turkey pie, roast partridge, and a tart. It Is comforting to find that Fridays and Saturdays were always fast days, when Spartan fare was the order of the day, and thus gave time for recuperation. For instance, a Friday supper to the Archbishop of York (1579) was severely restricted to the fol- lowing dishes :-Three salads, butter, soup, two boiled chickens (4d.), eggs in broth, turbot broth, salt ling, white herrings, keling, turbot pie, fresh salmon, roast capon, baked venison, and dulcet. There was also a second course, consisting of a matter of fourteen dishes, namely, chine of sal- mon, roast rabbits, roast conger, roast chickens, salmon trout, roast kid, brite, fresh ling, conger in sauce, roast pullets, roast tench, Florentine, tench in jelly, and tart.

TRAGIC VILLAGE FIRE,'

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I VANISHING HELIGOLAND.

I HOIST BY HIS OWN PETARD.

I A ROYAL EARL.

I MEDICAL MEN INCREASING.

I COMPENSATION FOR LICENSES.

I TWO KINDS OF PLANTS.

I A TERRIBLE DEATH-DEALER.

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I SUPPRESSING THE CIGARETTE.