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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.…

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

BEACHY HEAD. )

AN UNFORTUNATE INSECT. I

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AN UNFORTUNATE INSECT. I Bees and ants are the most altruistic of insects, and their subordination of themselves to the common weal almost puts man to shame. In the ant and bee colonies, said Mr. Benjamin Kidd at the London Institution, natural selection does not operate directly on the individual. Bees and ants preserved their class characteristics, and the nests of the wild humble bees of Great Britain contained from fifty to 150 individuals. Among the ants, whose societies often numbered 500,000 or more, the social efficiency was marvellous. In the com- munities of the termites, the mother foundress now led a life entirely devoted to egg production. She laid eggs at the rate of 80,000 a day. She was phy- sically incapable of movement, and, with the male with which she mated, was imprisoned for life in a clay cell by the workers, who fed her continually and carried off the eggs as they were protruded.

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.

IObituary.

Coroner's Verdict of Wilful…

- Stocks.

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.