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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

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AN UNFORTUNATE INSECT. I

CHINESE PAPER SUPERSTITIONS.…

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CHINESE PAPER SUPERSTITIONS. I Paper figures largely in the many curious super- stitions of the Chinese, that having characters upon it being solemnly kept and burnt. An old man is employed for this purpose by the benevolent societies; and, armed with a pair of big chop- sticks, he sets out every day to pick up scraps of paper from the roadsides and out of the crevices, afterwards burning them. By his fellow-country- men his calling is considered a most honourable one. Again, when the Chinaman takes a voyage he throws overboard quantities of imitation gilt paper money to propitiate the god of the sea. At the ceremonies connected with the Chinese New Year, about February 1st, elaborate long robes and magnificent suits, made of paper, are offered up in smoke before the various josses. At the feast of the joss of the seven sisters, which takes place on July 7th, many valuable robes, &c., are burnt by the women, among other things being a paper trunk, in which is a complete paper costume, a paper cap or headdress, and slippers of paper.

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…

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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.