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Here and There. I 4- In France there are far more female than male bicyclists. Golf is now getting quite as popular in America as in this country. There have been ueuiiy 100 deaths through the Liberator smash. None of the Parliamentary s¡,alS now vacant will be filled this week. China raises and consumes mote uixlit lua ú. y other country in the world. The custom of baving surpliced choirs of ladies is beginning to spread in the North. Mrs Pleilowes, a daughter of Sir Rowland Hill, is now at work on a life of her btber. When first taken from irine-9 ovals are so tender that they can be picked to pieces with the fidg-,r nail. It is reported that 1,000 head of eatde perished in Stanton County, Kansas, in a great storm recently. Little oak trees an inch and a half high are grown by Chinese gardeners. They will take root in thimbles. Baron von Vrevsky, Governor of Turkestan, has resigued, and will shortly proceed to St. Petersburg. The largest mammoth found in Siberia measured 17 feet loner and 10 feet in height. The tusks weighed 3601bs. There are 10 "fruit schools" in France, where pupils are instructed practically bow to cultivate and husband fruits. It is proposed to place a memorial to the late Lord Tennyson at Soircersby, Lincolnshire, the birthplace of the Poet Laureate. The German Emperor's Northern trip this summer wiil probably not be to Norway, but to Stockholm and the Swedish coast. The Rev. J. D. Jones, of Lincoln, has been nominated as president of the Council of Oon- gregational Guilds for the ensuing year. ) The Peninsular and Oriental Company's steam- ship Caledonia has sailed from Bombay with gold bullion for London to the value of 38,750 rupees. Sheep farming is an industry of great im. portance in Australasia, In Victoria alone there is pasturage for something like 25,000,000 shpep. Official estimates place the value of farm animal-horses, cattle, mules. and hogs and shepp- in the United States at no less than $1,819,4-46,306. The tine weather of the latter end of April hAs been continued into ALy, and vegetation is making rapid progress in catcbicg up the arrears or a late spring. Morocco leather is so called because it first came from Morocco. The best qualities are made from goats' skins, but the cheaper grades from sheep skins. Compressed oil is used in glass-blowing by French manufacturers. Watch crystals are made by blowing a sphere as nearly perfect as possible, and then cutting flaws from it. The late Sir Rob Hamilton was an nrdent angl. r, and killed on one occasion in New Z-aland the heaviest trout-29%:bs.-that has ever been taken fairly with rod and line. Orleanist agents spent Saturday night in cover. iug- the walls of public buddings and dead walls I. Paris with small portraits of Philippe VIII, The police had a busy time removing them. Sir Henry James was confined to his r .om through illness on Tuesday, and was accordingly unable to attend the Grand Committee on the Factory Bill, in which he has taken special interest. Lord and Lady Llangattock, with their daughters, have arrived at their house in Rutland Gate for the season from The Hendre, Mon- mouthshire. Lr(I Llangattock's yacht is fitting out at Shoreham, Lord Halsbury has promised to visit Pembroke. shire and speak in favour Of the Conservative candidate for the county, Mr launders Davies, and the Conservative candidate for the borough, General Lawrie. The annual conference of the National Union of Conservative Associations will be held at Brighton on the 18th, 19th, and 20th, and on the second day the delegates will be addressed by the Marquis of Salisbury. Lord and Lady Jet sey and their daughters, who have arrived in Grosvenor place for the season from Middleton Pari-, Oxfordshire, will go to Oiterley at Whitsuntide, and four garden parties will be given there in July. It is said that since the introduction of the electric lip-ht public performers are able to pre- serve their voices in better condition, being 50 per cent. more often in good voice. They are cooler, do not perspire, and do not get husky. Byron's household, according to Shelley, con. sisted, besides servants, of ten horses, eight enormous dogs, three monkeys, five cats, an eagle, a crow, and a falcon, and all except the horses went to and fro in the house at their pleasure. The Queen left Buckingham Palaoe on Tuesday evening And went for a drive in an open carriage, accompanied by Princess Christian and Princess Beatrice. Her Majesty looked well, and there was a large crowd of spectators to witness her dri ve out. An unpublished letter ot CoJnmbns, aJdresgoed to two oiffcers of the King of Aragon in 1493, was read at the last session of the Academy of Moral and Political Science in Paris. It sheds new light on the first voyage of the Genoese discoverer. It is worth noting that the Bltnk of Enghtnd hall fewer notes in circulation than it had 15 years ago, and the total active note circulation of England is hardly greater than when the Act of 1884 was passed. Bank uotes are much less used in business than formerly. One of the cleverest inventions ever patented is the n.achtne for sticking common pins in the papers in which they are sold. The contrivance brings up the pins in rows, draws the paper in position, crimps it in two lines, then at a single push passes the pins through the paper, and sets theta in position. Sir Robert Ball, the Astronomer Roval for Ireland, is said to believe that the time is approaching when posterity will be able to to construct machinery that wiil be operated by means of glasses, with heat obtained by the direct action of the sun's rays. At a meeting of the Joint Parliamantary Com- mittee of the Central and Associated Chambers of Agriculture and the National Agricultural Union, held in the Conference Room of the House of Commons of Tuesday, it was resolved that the proposal in the Budget to continue the extra beer duty is prejudicial to the interest of agriculture and should be opposed. The Queen and Queen Regent of the Nether- lands lunched with the Prince and Princess of AVales at Marlborough House on Tuesday. Subsequently they returned to Brown's Hotel, where they were visited during the afttrn, on by Princess Christian and Princess Henry of Batten- berg, who had travelled with Q leen Victoria from Windsor. They conclude their visit to London on Thursday. Dr. Arabella Kenealy, daughter of the famous roundel in the Tiehborne case and author of a cuupie of novels, the latest bearing the strange heading, Some Men Are Such Gentlemen," has resolved to abandon medicine for literature. She finds that a combination of the two professions proves too great a tax upon her, and medicine, though it won for her in Dublin and London her first renown, is not likely to prove so successful for her as the career of a novelist. She has on the stocks, and almost completed, a new novel, dealing of course with the woman question. To whatever party in the Church a clergyman belongs, aaye the World, he clings to the firm- rooted belief that the squeezability of th laity is unlimited. At the recent London Diocesan Conference a motion was passed in favour of the formatson of a new clerical susten- tation fund. It is hard to convince oneself of the desirability of a new Eleemosynary Society, and the wiser course for bishops would surely be to recommend increased support to existing societies, or, better still, to give their coun ten "nee to the agitation in favour of celibacy among the clergy. Mr H. M. Stanley has made a somewhat novel suggestion to the management of the Royal Hospital for Children and Women, London. He told how in the Great Forest some 50 Darkest African mothers deposited their howl- ing babies round the door of his tent in the hop^ that the sight of the helpless Plccaniunie8 would melt the heart of the terrible white men to mercy. His suggestion to the governors of the Hospital was that they should seleot a vvaggonload of the little ones under their care and exhibit them in the fashionable and wealthy streets of the West End. If this were done he thought the Hospital would have little difficulty in raising the £2,000 a year necessary for its maintenance. Lord Abergavenny (says the World) is now taying at Nevile Court, Abergavenny, and in his usual quiet way is working hard for the Con- stitutional cause in Monmouthshire and Wales as he has done formerly in Kent and Sussex, and ab Brighton. Lord Abergavenny does not patronise 44 stores" of any kind, but makes his purchases of what he wants from shops in the neighbourhood where he resides, and this fact, m addition to his genial manners and the atten- tion he pays to all th?se about him, renders him }>t'onalli very popular; and Mr Hume Vi li&ms' jun.' who is the candidate for the div!sion in wbiob Lord Abergavenny's Welsh property is situated, f^»twate in having

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