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Smoke is a great preventer against frost. A fire of damp rubbish placed at each corner of a garden during the night will suffice to keep off frost.

The Italian Senate has, by a vote of 129 to 2, adopted the project of a law conferring the title of King of Italy on Victor Emmanuel and his successors.

The music in the Rev. Dr. E. H. Chapin's church, in New York, is furnished by a choir of seventy-five children chosen from the Sabbath School.

The city of Providence is about to introduce gymnastics in the public schools, having made an appropriation to that effect.

It is said that Judge Campbell will resign immediately after the expiration of the present term of the Supreme Court on the 14th.

The New Haven Clock Company makes 686 clocks per day--250,000 per year. The painting of the glass doors is a secret.

Joshua Lee was killed in Wirt county, Va., a few days since, in an affray with Kingsbury Dulin, his son-in-law.

Julius A. Dargan, a member of the South Carolina State Convention, died on the 10th inst.

Hon. Horatio Fitch, Secretary of the Hartford and New Haven Railroad Company, died at Hartford, Conn., on the 13th inst.

Col. Ellsworth, of Chicago, has received a Lieutenancy in the army, made vacant by resignation.

The Rev. Dr. Rice, of Chicago has accepted the call of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Chapel in this city.

The Asbury Church, Md., has seceded from the Philadelphia Conference.

John T. Haldeman, of Pennsylvania, has been nominated as Minister to Sweden.

Hon. Tom Corwin has declined the Mexican mission.

The County Court of Louisa, Va., has voted $6,000 to arm the military of the county.

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