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COTTON CULTIVATION.

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THE PUBLIC GARDENS' ASSOCIATION.…

I A DANGKROUS CRIMINAL.I

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I A DANGKROUS CRIMINAL. I The Recorder of Leeds, Mr Tindal Atkin- son, is quite the reverse of a ferocious judge, and he seems to have acted very leniently in the first instance towards a prisoner who was stated to have been twice previously convicted of burglary. In such a case a a y sentence of eighteen months' hard labour could scarcely offend the susceptibilities of even people like Mr Hopwood, famous for his short sentences at Liverpool: but it was resented by the prisoner, who by some means had possessed himself of a large bottle, which he hurled with great force at the learned Judge. The Recorder recognisino- that he had to deal with a dangerous man, thereupon substituted a sentence of five years' penal servitude, which seems to have been approved by all those who witnessed the outrage, and is not likely to be criticised very severely by anybody, except the man who received it. One need not go very far to find the moral of this incident. In cases where there is any prospect of the prisoner's amendment, the lenient system is an admir- able one, but where the Court has to deal with a dangerous criminal, whose liberty involves a danger to society, the best thing that can be done is to keep the man out of mischief for as long a time as possible.

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Huntsman's Throat Cut.

IThe Diocese of Llandaff.…

Monmouthshire Cricket Club.…

A Convicts Effort to Redeem…

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200,000 JJIALECTS IN THE WOBLD.…

BOOKWORMS. I

WARSAW'S "SOCIAL GLASS." I

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CHINESE PAPER SUPERSTITIONS.…

EVOLUTION OF THE CRADLE. I

. The Bute Wedding Dowry.

Parliamentary.,

:0<, The King at Algiers.

; Strlk es in Russia

Primrose Day,

The Late Mr J. A. Shepard.

A Fearful Tragedy.

A Russian Absconder.

U.S.A. Neutrality in the Philippines.

I British Naval Manoeuvres.

I Abandoned French Barque.

American Motor Boat Missing.

I The Trunk Murders.

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Coroner's Verdict of Wilful…

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EXCHANGE VISITS. I

The Japanese Advance.

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Reckless Motoring. -

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"-9 1Japan's Protest to France.

I ftegofoatoff's Squadron.