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WALLET IN BERLIN WOOL AND

BEADS.

lininjured by any accidental cut, requires BAG OR great precision and steadiness. The outline of the edge should be worked in fine OUR design representing a succession of button-bole stitch, and finished by having stripes, it allows the wallet' to be made of a purl sewn round it, and when completed any size. One twelve inches in width will be found very elegant. Of course the would be quite suitable for most purposes ; pattern can be extended to any dimensions and for this it will be necessary to purchase required.

a quarter and a half of Penelope canvas of mcdium fineness. This is to be folded in which is done by folding it in the centre, the middle, and must be about twenty-two fastening it up at each side, and covering inches wide. As the wallet is to be ten the seam with a twisted cord. A lining of inches deep, the extra quantity is left for twilled calico or silk of any dark colour turnings-in. The size being thus deter- answers very well, with a strip of whalemined, the canvas must be well overcast all bone on each side of the opening. The roun.

handles are of twisted cord of the same The wool is to be double Berlin. The kind as that carried up the sides, and the colours used for the stripes are shaded down tassels of variegated wool or silk. from yellow to brown, as thus : light yellow, darker yellow, orange, brown. The stitch is done as follows :-It is simply the

STRENGTH OF THE BRITISH NAVY.The following is the exact strength of the navy and classification of vessels as given in a parliamentary return, showing the number of steamships afloat and building, together with the effective sailing ships, on the 1st of February, 1864. There are 400 screw ve-sels afloat, and 37 building; 106 paddle-vessels afloat, and I building. Including 86 effective sailing ships afloat, the grand total of steam and sailing vessels is 630. The building of three lineof-battle ships, three frigates, two corvettes, three sloops, and five gun vessels, has been suspended, and two other frigates now on the stocks are ordered to be taken down. Armour-plated ship, iron, thirdrates, screw-afloat, 6; building, 3; ditto, fourth-rates, screw-afloat, 2; ditto, wood, third-rates, screw-afloat, 4; building, 3;

ditto, fourth-rates, screw-building, 1; herring-bone stitch, taking two threads ditto, cupola ships, fourth-rates, screwupon the needle, leaving two between each building, 1; ditto converting, 1; ditto cortime, top and bottom, passing over four vettes. wood, sixth-rates, screw-building, threads, which makes the width of the 2; ditto sloops, wood, screw-afloat, 1; row. 'Íhis will leave two threads between building, 1; ditto floating-batteries, iron, each stitch uncovered, on which the beads screw-afloat, 3; ditto, wood, screware to be inserted with a needle and thread afloat, 4. Ships of the line, screw-afloat, after the wool-wor« is done. Four rows | 6; building, 3; effective sailing shipsbeing thus worked in,-namely, the four afloat, 2. Frigates, screw - afloat, 37; shades, light ye low, dark yellow, orange building, 6; effective sailing ships-afloat, and brown, formning one stripe, --six threads 12. Frigates, paddle-afloat, 14. Block are to be left clear between that and the ships, screw-afloat, 9. Corvettes, or sixthnext stripe, which is to be worked in the rates, screw — afloat, 26; building, 2. same way.

Sloops, screw-afloat, 35; building, 3; When all the stripes of wool-work bave effective sailing ships – afloat, 6. Sloops, been done, and the beads put in (steel beads paddle - afloat, 26. Small vessels, paddle look the bes, but chalk white are very - afloat, 14. Despatch vessels, paddlepretty), rows of ribbon velvet are to be afloat, 3; building, 1. Gun vessels, screw inserted. Care must be taken that this --afloat, 47; building, 5. Gunboats, screw velvet is exactly of the width which will -afloat, 143; building, 6. Tenders, tugs, accurately cover the six threads of canvas &c., screw-afloat, 7; effective sailing ships left between the stripes of wool-work. The —afloat. 1. Tenders, tugs, &c., paddlevelvet is put on with blu- chenille in a afloat 43. Mortar ships, screw-afloat, wool n edle, the stitches being six threads 4. Troop and store ships, screw-afloat, apart, which leaves a slanting line on the !5. Troop and store ships, paddle-afloat, velvet like a spiral twist.

1. Yachts, screw-afloat, 1. Yachts, The fancy work being now completed, it paddle-afloat, 5. Mortar vessels and only remains for the wallet to be made up, floats - effective sailing ships-afloat, 65.

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CHESS,
CONDUCTED BY CAPTAIN CRAWLEY.

GAME X.-ALLGAIER GAMBIT. BETWEEN THE AUTHOR AND MR. WATSON. WHITE.

BLACK. (CAPTAIN C.)

(Mr. W.) 1 P to K 4

1 P to K 4 2 P to KB 4

2 P takes P 3 K Kt to B 3

3 P to K Kt 4 4 P to KR 4

4 P to K Kt 5 5 Kt ta K Kt 5

5 P to K B3 6 Q takes P

6 P takes Kt 7 Q to R 5 ch

7 K to his 2 8 Q takes Ki Pch

8 K to his 9 Q to K 5 ch

9 K to K B 2 10 K B to Q B 4 ch 10 P to Q 4 11 B takes P ch

11 Q B to K3 12 Q takes B ch

12 K to Kt 2 13 Q to K B 7 ch 13 K to R 3 14 Q takes K BP ch 14 K to Kt3 15 P to K 5 ch

15 Kto Kt 2 16 P to Q3

16 Q to K B3 17 Castles

17 Q takes Q 18 R takes Q

18 K K 10 B 3 19 R to K B5

19 K B to K 2 20 Q Kt to Q B3 20 P to Q B3 21 KB to K 6

21 KR to K B sq 22 P to R 6 ch

22 K to Rs 23 Q B to K Kt 5 23 Q Kt to R 3 24 P to K5

24 K Kt to Q + 25 Kt takes Kt

25 P takes Kt 26 B takes B

.6 R takes R 27 B takes R

27 R to Ks 28 Q B to K B 6 ch 28 K to K 4 29 R to K B E

29 Kt to B 2 30 R to B4

30 K to B 2 31 R to KK 4

31 R to K Kt sq 32 R to K Kt 7 ch

32 R takes R 33 P takes R

33 K to Kt sq 34 P to K6

34 P to RR 4 35 P to K7

35 P to Q R 4 36 KB to KKt 6 36 P to Q KL 4 37 P to K 8 (queens and 37 Kt takes Q

checks) 38 B takes Kt

38 P to Q Kt 5 39 P to Q B 4

And White wins.

WHITE.

BLACK. 11 P to 4

11 Q Kt to Q 2 12 KB to Q Kt 5 12 Q to Q Kt 3 13 Castles

13 Castles 11 P to Q 5

14 Q to Q R 4 15 Q Kt to Q B 4 15 Q to Q Kt5 1 P to Q R 3

16 Q to Q B 4 17 Q takes Q

17 Kt takes Q 18 P to Q Kt 4

18 Kt to Q Kit 19 R10 R2

19 Kt takes B 20 R takes B

20 B to KR3 21 R to K sq

21 Kt to K Kt sq 22 R to K8

22 P to Q B3 23 Kt takes Q P ch 23 K to Q 2 24 R takes R ch

24 K takes R 25 Kt takes KBP 25 K to B 2 26 P to Q 6 ch

26 K to Q2 27 B to B 4

27 P to Q Kt 4 28 kt takes B

28 Kt takes Kt 29 B to Q Kt 3

29 K takes P 30 R to Q 2 ch

30 K to B 2 31 P to B3

31 P to Q R 3 32 P to Q R 4

32 P takes P 33 Kt takes P

33 P to K Kt 4 31 P10 K Kt 4

34 B to B sq 35 K to Q B4

35 K to Ki 3 36 K to Q8

36 K to B 2 37 R takes B

37 K takes R 38 Kt takes P

38 K 10 Kt 2 39 Kt to Q B 5 ch

And Black resigns.

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GAME XI. We have been favoured with the following smart game between CHARLIE F. and ROBERT KEAR. WHITE.

BLACK. (CHARLIE F.)

(R. K.) 1 Pio K 4

1 P to 4 2 Q to K R 5

2 P to K Kt 3 3 Q takes K P ch 3 Q to K2 4 Q takes R

4 Q takes K Pch 5 Ki to K 2

5 Kt to K2 6 Q takes RP

6 Q takes Q BP 7 Q Kt to IL 3

7 Q to K 5 8 to KR 3

8 P to Q3 9 Q to K3

9 Q to Q B3 10 K Kt to Q B 3 10 Q B to K B 4

WHITE.

WHITE TO PLAY, AND MATE IN THREE

MOVES. This Problem is the actual ending of a game.

WHITE.

PROBLEM X.

cedes me up a worse flight of steps. Bad it

is, indeed, until we come to the entrance to Вх ALEXIS.

the golden gallery, which he will not BLACK

let me enter as yet, but which he says I shall enjoy on my return. He then proceeds to doff his coat and yields to me the foremost place, following closely at my heels. Now are we in almost pitch darkness, the way narrow, and at length he points out to me a straight, perpendicular fadder which I ascend, setting my back against the opposite side, and climbing with difficulty. At the top of this I find kind of iron cage, into which he suggests my insinuating myself. I object, pointing out that my figure has lost its slimness, and that I doubt the possibility of my getting through the bars. He meets this objection with an axiom—"Where your 'ed can go, your body can foller, 'ry your 'ed." I am unprepared with a denial to this, and I do “try my 'ed,” which passes through. Presently I insinuate my body, and then he bids me climb up the rungs of this

iron

cage. With a painful recollection of the WHITE TO PLAY, AND MATE IN FOUR bears at the Zoological gardens I follow

his instruction, and step by step ascend MOVES.

until I find myself standing upright in the

Ball of St. Paul's. And then ensues SOLUTION OF PROBLEY VII.

between me and my companion beneath

me, a conversation which insensibly re1 K moves I K takes R

minds me of the dialogue between Punch 2 R to KK 6 2 K to K sq

and his showman. “Are you up, sir?"

asks the man. “I am," I reply. “How SOLUTIOX OF PROBLEM VIII.

do you feel yourself, sir ?" "Quite well,

thank you." " Are you pretty comfortable, 1 Q to Q B 7 ch

1 K to K s (best) sir?" "Yes, thank you." * You can say 2 Q to Q 8 ch 2 K to K B 2

you have stood in the ball of St. Paul's. 3 Q to KB 8 eh

3 K to K Kt3 4 Q to K Kt 7-mate

*Yes, thank you; I'll come down now." And down I come, preceded by the man,

whom I find at the door of the golden Correct solutions received from Charlie F., Tappy, Excelsior, Alpha, c. R., B. c. D., S. R.; gallery, brushing my hat with an earnests. G., Adamanthus, w. w., Gorgon, Herbert, ness which nothing less than a shilling S. H. P., H. Boden, A. P., Alexis, and Newman could compensate. Noggs.

A SENSIBLE Dog.–The Chesterton colSeveral correspondents express a wish to play a lector of assessed taxes left an “ assessedmatch by correspondence. We shall be happy to

tax draw out a code of rules for their guidance, if small white bulldog-in reality a demand

paper on a gentleman possessing 2 sixteen players join in a “ Family Friend” Tournament.

for that animal's tax. No one was a home, and the collector thrust the paper

under the door. Looking through the IN THE BALL OF ST. PAUL's.-Upward window, the collector saw the dog's eye again, through much the same kind of fixed upon him. The dog then deliberately staircase until I reach the stone gallery, took the paper into his mouth, placed his which runs outside the base of the dome, feet on the fooder, and thrust the collector': and here I pause and take a cursory survey demand into a low fire, there holding it till of the panorama around me. Cursory only it was entirely consumed. The dog did though, for I am bound to greater heights, not choose his master to be “affected with and pursuing my way, I at last come upon notice.” No doubt he would. in like a stout man who asks me for my ticket for manner, have destroyed an overdue bill the ball, and on being furnished with it, pre- presented for payment.

WHITE.

BLACK.

3 R mates

WITk.

BLACK

GARDENING FOR THE MONTH.

BY A PRACTICAL GARDENER.

THE FLOWER GARDEX. “JOLLY JUNE, arrayed all in green In the economy of the flower garden the leaves as he a player were” begin to deck tulip and the rose have each their recogthe garden in prodigal luxuriance, and nized place, but the gladiolus, though exeach amateur of flowers who has the ad- tensively grown, cannot as yet be said to vantage of a garden is naturally turning have attained that position amongst flowers his attention to their growth and cultiva- which its exquisite beauty and general tion. The parterres may now he planted usefulness merit. with groups of fuchsias, calceolaria, petu- The varieties of gladiolus may be divided nia, Neapolitan violet, verbena, and masses into two really important sections-summer of the scarlet and variegated geraniums. and autumn flowering - ramosus and its Propagate by cuttings China roses of every seedlings representing the former, gandakind; plant them two joints deep in a vensis and its seedlings the latter. The shady situation : also calcelarias of the flowers of each are extremely beautiful, shrubby kind, Peruvian heliotrope, &c., while the brilliancy and variety of their by division of the roots, Neapolitan violet, colours at once determine their importance placing them in beds of manured loam, and position for masses in the flower twelve inches apart; the heart's-ease of borders ; planted alternately with roses, in the best varieties in shady situations, the large beds cut in the grass, or amongst rhosoil rich loam and leaf mould These fa- dodendrons and azaleas, the effective disvourite prize flowers require a frequent play produced by their long, brilliant, renewal of soil; they dwindle if retained iransparent spikes of bloom can hardly be on one site, and degenerate to the condition conceived. When grouped in front of of the poor weak flowers of former years. shrubs, the green background shows off Propagate by slips lychnis, double rocket, their rich striking colours to great advanand wall-flower; thin out the superabun- tage. In suburban gardens they flower dant shoo's of asters, phlox, and, indeed, of freely, their lively and brilliant-coloured every luxuriant herbaceous plant. Plant flowers forming a pleasing contrast to the Foung side shoots of the best lobelias in uninteresting mass of brick and mortar shady borders under a hand-glass. The which encircles in and around London pipings of pinks placed in sandy earth are almost every little plot of ground we pleato be closely covered in the same way till singly associate with the name of garden. completely rooted. Salpiglossis succeeds Where cut flowers are in demand for best in the open air; the plants should now fillin z vases, &c., those of the gladiolus are be turned out of pots, and set in a dry unsurpassed, as in that state it retains its border. Greenhouse plants may be ar- beau y for two or three weeks. The French ranged now on a northern aspect, the pots frequently adorn their flower borders, &c., to stand on a deep stratu'n of coal ashes. with the cut spikes of the gladioli, by Azaleas, acacia, armata, and some other placing the cut end of the flower in a bottle plants of the same kind, are greatly im- of water, and plunging the bottle into the próred by being turned out of puts and soil, so that the uninitiated suppose the planted with entire balls in an open peat flower to be growing. In beds where there border. We have now in flower the white is a deficiency of brilliant colours, a few jasmine, Guelder rose, Provence rose, spikes tre ted in this fashion would make Indian pink, Greek valerian, flaxinella. them look charming. filamewort, honeysuckle, turkscap, dwarf The ramosus varieties bloom in July and larkspur, sword lily, garden pink, sweet August; tre gandavensis in August and William, American bindweed, maiden pink, s ptember; and, wit a little management white and orange lily, Canterbury bells, in successional planting, even the months of rose campion, marvel of Peru, foxglove, October and November may be enlivened and the sweetbriar, now loading the air with the brilliant colours of this floral with its delicate fragrance.

THE GLADIOLI.

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