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COTTON CULTIVATION.

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THE PUBLIC GARDENS' ASSOCIATION.…

I A DANGKROUS CRIMINAL.I

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Huntsman's Throat Cut.

IThe Diocese of Llandaff.…

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200,000 JJIALECTS IN THE WOBLD.…

BOOKWORMS. I

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BOOKWORMS. I Mr. William Blades, in his interesting volume, "The Enemies of Books," has shewn that several very real bookworms are undesirable tenants of old libraries, and he has studied closely several specimens sent him and described their ravages. Two grubs in particular richly deserve this name, the anobium pertinax or eruditus, and the oecophora. The anobium, a small, light-coloured, brown-headed grub, with a "body like thin ivory or transparent wax, bears a close resemblance to the white maggots of a Stilton cheese. Working with a pair of strong jaws, like a steel bit, the grub begins at the wooden boards, and if allowed will perforate the whole volume. The oecophora, similar to the anobium, except for the possession of six legs, is not unlike the so called deathwatch. M. Peignot asserts that he found twenty-seven volumes in one row pierced from end to end by a single worm tunnel. Mr. Blades doubts this, but has himself seen two volumes so treated, with no fewer than 212 distinct holes on one cover. 11

WARSAW'S "SOCIAL GLASS." I

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AN UNFORTUNATE INSECT. I

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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The Japanese Advance.

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"-9 1Japan's Protest to France.

I ftegofoatoff's Squadron.