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KING EDWARD NO PARTY POLITICIAN.

THE BUDGET.

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I GERMAN AGRICULTURISTS.

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GERMAN AGRICULTURISTS. Mr 0. Eltzbacher, who has had some ex- perience of German agriculture, tells us thdt in that country the cultivation of the soil has been made to pay, notwithstanding that the conditions of farming in Germany are more unfavourable than they are in this country. He offers several suggestions to the British farmer, and as one evidence that there is room for improvement points to the fact which so many people have re- marked, that agricultural produce is cheaper in London than it is in many parts of the provinces. One factor in the case upon which he dwells, as an obstacle to British farming, is that of the heavy charges en- forced by the railway companies for the carriage of produce. He has noticed that there is nightly a long string of vans and carts bearing vegetables or fruit from the country to London, and he justly regards it as an anomaly that with a netwerk of rail- ways running into London, it should still be found cheaper to adopt this mediaeval form of transport. Of course we know that this transport of produce by road involves loss to the railway companies of a large revenue which they might as well have, but that is an argument which is no more likely to prevail with Directors in the future than it has in the past. Thus it is, says Mr Eltzbacher, "that in our congested towns millions of poor are crying for cheap food, and in our deserted and reduced country districts, hundreds of thousands of impo- verished farmers are crying for town prices for their vegetables, their meat, their fruit, &c.-yet the bitter cry of country and town remains unheard." It is some satisfaction to know that there is at the present moment a committee appointed by the Board of Agriculture to consider this subject, es- pecially with regard to the reported exten- sion of preferential rates to foreigners, and it is to be hoped that their deliberations will not be without practical result. —

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Monmouthshire Education Committee.

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I CHEPSTOW. I

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ABERSYCHAN MYSTERY.