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gKRIOHS POACHING AFFRAY. . (ho Guildford County Bench on Saturday last, , Head and John Head were charged with night and committing a murderous assault on _ Taylor and William Taylor, gnrackcepci ,*>t-»to"of Captain Suloin, of button Park,
.lord. It appeared from tho evidence of George ,.r, whoso head was bound in surgical bandages, who was evidently in a weak state, that at four k on the morning of Chrirtmns-day ho hoard the t of a gun in ono of the coppices. Accompanied bis son, he went towards tho spot, and camo up L'ji tho prisoners. They both levelled their guns, called upon tho keepers to stand. This they ^"vd to do, and closed with the poacher*. Alfred a", |, :be elder of tho prisoner*, thereupon reversed mm, and stiuck the keeper, George Tkylor, a 4 of blows on the head, face, and neck with tho < with smch cffcct as to render him Insensible, he same time, the younger keeper was engaged In rol-lehand conMict with the other prisoner, who
.lunl that h*wonM murder both the keeper*. The
r keeper was fnghtfuBy beaten about the head, .d^rring his companion lying on the ground, ran ally h#cned for quarter, and both th*
wors made off. 1 ho stocks of the prisoners' guns, :b were broken of in tbeoour** of the affray, wem luced in court. Tho medical evidence showed that iniunee received by Geo%e l^ylor had placed him . in the greatest jeopardy. The pri*oner* were (^mitkdfor tnaL
Frank Ellington, described as a gentleman, of the White Hart Hotel, Brentwood, Essex, was charged •n .Monday at Marlborough-street Police-court before !Ir. Xewton, on a warrant, for unlawfully obtaining false pretence* some pictures of the value of £325 a 31 r. Koekkoek, picture dealer of No. 72, Picca-Mr. Wakeford-May, solicitor, of No. 67, j!aN: owld not pay for them directly, and asked for a Iille credit and said ho would give mo a bill on the htnf the month to f*B due on tho gist of tho follow-3 month, and ho would sond mo a cheque, stating u: his income, from dividend*, to., fell duo on tho pt of each month. Tho prisoner also gavo a refer-*c* which appeared satisfactory. Tho pictures were nl ss I believed the prisoner's statement to bo true. Tie bill had not been met, and I have found that all ' prisoner's statement was false. Tho pri*oncr wa* anded, bail being refused.
THE SOUTHAMPfOfl OBSERVER AM) WINC&E8TER NEWS-SATURDAY-■ JANUARY
A Board of Trade inquiry has been held at tho Wreck Commissioner's Court, Westminster, before Mr. Rothery, tho wreck commissioner, and Admiral Powell and Captain Parfltt, nautical assessors, into tho circumstances attending the stranding of the Westella, screw steam ship, of Hull, on tho Noro Sand, on tho night of the 30th November. It appeared that tho Westolla was laden with 1,200 tons of cargo, deals and iron, bound to London. At about twenty minutes past eight o'clock on the evening of the SOth November sho passed the Nore Light, and twenty minutes later she went on the Nore Sand, and remained during the night, but camo off on the following morning, sustaining some damage. Tho captain was examined, and he attributed her stranding to the deviation from the course to avoid collision with a vessel at anchor or under weigh, and not making sufficient allowance to get back to her proper course. It was stated that there wa* no pilot on board, although they had tried to get one. The Com-miuumer, in giving judgment, *ald they were of opinion that the master was greatly to blamo in running the ship at such a speed in a channel with which he was not well acquainted, the vessel not having a pilot on board, and also in not stopping the engines when she grounded. The captain's ccrtificato would be suspended for three months, but they would re-commend th*t he bo grants* a chief mate'* cmtlflcul* during the suspension.
THE HIGHER EDUCATION OF WOMEN.
-A-ctmference of ladies and gentlemen interested in the higher education of women has taken place at Cambridge, under the premdency of Mr. Sedgwick, of Trinity College. There wore about fifty ladies present, chiefly head mistresses of schools throughout the country. The object of the conference was to elicit opinions as to tho course of study to be pursued at girls schools, special attention being directed to U*o*e subject* In which the need of weB-in*trueted teacher* I* mo*t prearing, end, next, th»con*Idcration of what practical suggestions could be made with a view of modifications of the Cambridge local oxamina-bon*, or In respect of the courses of *tudy most to be rccommandcd to tho student* who are propo*Ing to be tweher* at girls' schools. It appeared from the debate, for tho proceedings really assumed that im-poriwee, that it Is Berirable thst the study of Latin should be begun early, and that French and Cent,**, should follow, and a resolution in favour of cdrly training In Latin was carried. The opinion was expressed on *everal hand* th*t foreign language* could be better taught by an Englishman. It was also mggeeted that a nrofessorship should be founded, and if that could not bo done, that a competent teacher should be well remunerated at Cambridge. The meet-ing discussed several points in * proposed scheme, and a general feeling prevailed In favour ef therecommcn-dations set forth.

5. 1878.
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about. Serjeant Dunlcavy deposed that ... \ Pnsoncr "*id he could tell where the
knife wa*. and proceeded to add, " I make a statement thus far, if I swing for it the next minute. I have bad my rcvenec, and have done lL She goaded on to it, and 1 know I have got to suffer for IL . f *nd it wa* premedl-
'^ho knife with which tho injury nad been inflicted (a now and sharp shoemaker's knife) was found in the room with stains of blood upon fL It was afterward* ascertained that the weapon had been r?^V*"I*bon?' The wife now appeared, and aocmod still suffering from the injuries. In' answer to Sir. Chance, she confirmed in almost every parkcular the evidence given by Ann Cooper. Dr. Pmdor, of Camberwell-greon, said he was called to sco the woman, and found her bleeding profusely from an xnciaed wound on the upper part of the nght arm. It was a deep wound, likely to have been caused by the knife produced. The blow must have been given wiUf%r&t force to cause such a wound, and it just escaped cutting the main artery. Tim prisoner declined to ask any queationa, and after
A Hessian correepondcnt write* to *ay that on th* ult. a great explodon took place at the Govern-— nrkWge factory at St. I'otersbm*. Urgent had been reemved a few day* before tho event earned Mr thedo*patch of a largo quantity of ammu. Kka to Bulgaria, and it is supposed that in tho hurrv u vute the oommand the usual precautions wum Idly attended to. At any rate, at flv, o'clock on tk^enmg of December 20th the people living on IM, Island were alarmed by a sudden exnlorion, ud iTimcdiatcly afterward* Hamca were seen to isaue kuo the fuxe department of tho cartridge manufac-lay. Ihe mompt arrival of tho Bremen and polh , irccmfW in Mmflning tho fire to tho building I hwh it originated, and thus BasH's Island wi J from the devastation that must have ensued Lw the dame* spread to the rest of tho fackwy.
In 15,000
. . . - the workmen were -rely injured. Of the latter, right
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SMUGGLING IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM.
The tradesmen and manufactarem-of France and Belgium have long complavi6l to their respective Cabinets of the injury they Suffered from the smog-gbng constantly going on across the joint frontier*, and the difhculty of putting a stop to it, from ths facilities of escape from orfe country to another; and atill further, that as a difkrence exist* in the law of the two states, when once a Frenchman guilty of mnugghng e*cape* Into (his own country, to punish him is almost impossible. xThe Cabinet of Versailles, after considerable negotiation with that of Brussels, has recognised the importance of establishing a red-procity as complete as possible between the two countries. Consequently, in future every Frenchman guilty in Belgium of offence* against the Custom-houae law* may, on his return to France, be pro-arcuted and punished on the complaint of the individual prejudiced, or on a notif— w----'
authorities by those of Belgiui enso of a Belgian committing a simih%" offt
1 to tho French
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injuries they have

it rnou a Bakbuht Dbai.eu.—The icn charged with having robbed Mr. irtlftt, a cattle dealer,.of Banbury, of nearly £300 ndrs, tc., have been again brought before the *1 city magistral**. Additional evidence vbrass from a man who had stolen it from »om( • works, and had mold it again to» a brass raster iiher transaction had ho made any entry in hit

has occurred at tho Iviw Courts. One of the chains ;'< r hoisting up blocks of stone snapped, and tho it was raising fell upon a staircaso at the south f the eastern block; this broke away and des-d tho next staircase. The foreman of the us was standing beneath the work, and hear-:u'thing snap lie stepped into an angle, and thus bid life, as the weight of the stone which fell i<-arly two tons.
ok Law Kkpohm.—A movement has been set on in Dorsetshire to abolish some of the ..-''on bouses, and by amalgamation not onl o
tin.-nm.-s, but also provide room for an i > d I or some such Institution. A nlemorial L «d*o ll'c course of signature protesting against the pro-• vil to cuitail the outdoor relief granted to persons
- • ve 60 years of ago. The Rev. Curr Olyn has
a notice that at the forthcoming quarter sessions .' lv'U bring forward tho question of providing an trial school for boys.
1 lua at a PosT-oxKicx.— A destructive fire has r in.d at tho Southall Post-office. Mr! H. Hanson, 1 • i -Imsstcr, ia also a furnishing ironmonger, and tire broko out in the back portion of the pre-there was plenty of time to secure the safety of l:' letters and the other valuable property of tho <- o. The supply of water being dependent upon ViU the firo engine* were useless, and aa the parishes if'- adjoined and closely surrounded by a number of J'ncrs it was at first feared that the fire would be most
- uitrous. It was, however, almost confined to Mr. Hanson'* property.
1'atat. Accident ox th» lea.—Five boys were •"ling on a pood adjoining Messrs. Whitehead'* Dyke, ncaf Bradford, last week, .en the ice suddenly broke, and they were all thrown
warn
Two of tho visiting justices lmvo charge against Algernon Wm. Flint,
unlawfully assaulting Thomas Law,
Liw*on *tatod that the pri*oner refused to obev orders, and assaulted him by striking hi:
month with hi* data. The prisoner admitted th* charge, and the magistrate* *entenccd hi:
months' hard labour, seven day* of each month to be in solitary confinement. The sen tern mence at the expiration of the prwent term. At the next East Sussex quarter sessions, at Lewes, two other pri*oncr* in Lowe* naval pri*on aro to bo tried, for aggravated amaulta on warder*. Ono of thi principal punishment* at thi* pri*on I* heavy shot drill, which *ecm* to have the effect of making the men calloua, and they get into dl*grace in the hope of being turned out of the eervice. Several assHulta of more or less violence have been committed
parcntly
AN INDIAN TRAGEDY.
A cold-blooded murder has juat been reported from JTawabgnnga, a village halfway between Cawnpore and Lucknow. Shortly after the arrival of a party of the Royal artillery at the gun practice camp, a villager reported to the o*Bcer commanding that two bodies, both headless, were lying under a tree near tho camp. The officer went out to tho place indicated, and a homblo right pro*entod it*olf. Two dead bodies, both headless, disembowelled, and othorwiso mutilated, lay undor a tree, perfectly naked. Ono of them wa* a wcll-formcd young woamn, about 20 year* of *ge; the other of a young man, both of the better class. In a well hard by, th jacket was found, in which was wrapped hi soino portions of tho man's body which wore missing. The police worn communicated with *ud aU tho village* about *carchod, but no information wa* ob-taincd, and no person answering tho description were missing from any of them. A couple of day* later the two heads were discovered near the Royal Artil-lory practice butta, but of courm devoid of de*h, after so long an exposure to the vultures and jackals, *o that recognition wa* impoaslhlo. Tho police havo tho case in hand, and it can only bo surmised that the bodies are those of a couple who "loved not wisely, but too well," and who were evidently caught when eloping, thua meeting their terrible We from tho hands of tho enraged relations. Tho proximity of Lucknow naturaUy *ugge*ta it a* being tho place whence the fugitives were Hying when killed, and It is to bo hoped that tho Government will at once offer such a reward as may tempt somo of tho accomplices
to give information.'—TYmi
of India.
A CARNIVAL ON WHEELS.
A novel kind of entertainment, under the title of "A Grand Skating Carnival," was held in the Royal Albert Kink at Gloucester-on New Year's-ovo. After about three hours of the usual skating, somo gentlemen of the city, 49 in number, appeared in masquerade costume, and after displaying great skill in their movementa, joined with tho general crowd, and dancing was tho order of tho night until about ono o'clock. Among the chaYactcra were Clown and Pantaloon (the latter character being well sustained by a gentleman for some timo connected with metropolitan rinks), Mcphistopholes, Claude Duval, ;tho Shall, " Darkies," and the usual sprinkling of uniforms ajid costumes. The scene becamo almost weird, the lime light throwing a strange appearance over the decorations. A few minutes before twelve the rink band struck up the tune of " Auld Lang Syne," in which they were enthusiastically joined by tho audience; and the Now Year was begun by a burst of hearty cheering.
Not Postxd in History.—a youthful applicant for a certificate to teach school preasntwlihimsolf to the Superintending School Committee of a town in Maine, and having answered correctly several question* in mathematics, he was asked — " In what year did Col umbus discover America Y' The young man paused, scratched his head and replied. " Well, Mister, you've got me now I" " Was it before or after the birth of our Saviour K' continued the committee man. The youth •pent a, moment in thought and than raising his huge flat and striking it upon the desk exclaimed,14 You've got me again, by thunder Y' The certificate wa* not
n TeoTHACH* 8opaa*rrrioif.--A Davenport (Ioja) newspaper publishes the following" Chatting with an aged lady we noticed the wonderful preservation and beauty of her teeth, and could not refrain from mentioning IL ,' Yea. «aid aha,41 never had a tooth.
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lost a tooth, becauae I bit the make.' On in-
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ALLEGED FRAUDS BY LADIES.
A lady, dcacribing her*elf aa (he Hon. Mr*. Chm-bne Bingham, and Elizabeth Bingham, aged 17, her daughter, were charged, at the Bow-atmet Police-court, on Monday, before Mr. Flowers, with obtaining food and lodging to the amount of 42 10*. 6d. from the proprietor of the Bod(ord Hotel, Covcnt-garden; foof and lodging to the amount of f@ 5*. from tho Inns of Court Hotel; also food*and lodging to tho amount of £10 4s. lid. from James Stokes, of 156, Queen *-road, Bay*w*ter. In the drat caae It wa* shown that the defendants and two children took up tbeir quarters at tho hotel and ordered four suppers. They had no luggage and did not pay their biB, but referred to a *olidtor In the Oity. They were given into custody. The same course was adopted by them at Uio Dma of Court Hotel, whero, after running up a bill to the amount of £9, they were turned away from tho hotel. They did not even pay tho cabman who brought them. He had driven them about aB day, and eventually a gentleman was sent for who knew Mr*. Bingham, and tho cabman was then paid, tho manager of the hotel having refuaed to advance the fare. Mr. Stokes, of 156, Queen's-road, Bay*water, wa* in a similar manner defrauded of £l0 4e. lid., and the proprietor of Bacon'* Hotel, Great Quccn-strcct, of £1 13s. Od. Mrs. Stokes deposed that sho now had three empty boxe* belonging to the defen-dajita. They never were full, but tho larger ono had a few book* in it. Detective Kcrloy said there were numerou* charge* against the defendant*, and they were accordingly remanded. Mr. Flower* *ald he ould take bail, but as it was not forthcoming the
defendants v

DRUNK OR ILL.
Dr. Hardwicko held an inquiry at tho Buffalo's Head, Marylebone-road, on Tue*day, on th* body of Goorg* John*on, aged 68, of 10, Dario*-*treo% Mary-lobone, a cab attendant, who was found lying on tho pavement in Old Cavendiah-*tr*et, Oxford-atrect, on Saturday hut by a peraon who wa* pawing. A crowd *oon gathered, and everybody *eemed to think the man wa* drunk. He wa* earned into the tap-room of the Red Lion, where ho waa aecn by the police, who had him convoycd to the polico^tatlou in Marylobone-lane. CWuf Inspector Lucaa, B divlrion, *oeing the man was ill, sent for Dr. Spurgin, the divisional sur-goon, who ordered him to bo placed in front of the Sre, with blanket* around him, but he expired *hortly aftorward*. Dr. Spurgin, after an examination, *aid tho oauae of death w** a rupture of a blood ve**el on tho bruin, or apoplexy. Tho Coroner mado*omo itrong ob*crvatlon* as tw tho police arrangement* for the reception of person* found In an unconadoU* *tate in the *trcet*. At each police-atation there ought to be two rooms constructed, ono for men and another for women, to bo furnished with bed, &c., in order that such cases might bo treated humanely, and given a chance of recovery. Tho jury agreed to a van with the mcdiaU evidence.
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HORSE-FLESH IN PARIS.
M. Decrolx gave, on Saturday evening laat, ^dinner l""" ' ' ' "io Faubourg Saint Germain, at lmost exclusively composed of "do*h under different forms. Tho party included tho representatives of several London journals, and derived a certain interest from tho host being about to extend his cruxado to England, by contributing to found *hona for th* *ale of hor*e.do*h in the capital, llo baa been so far successful in Paris that there are now about 00 establishments open in tho mo*t populou* diatrict*, and over 9,000 wore
slaughtered for food during the first nine months of tho year. The dealers have, in fact, to go further afield to obtain a supply of horses, the number of thoso killed by accident or disabled around the capital v":" '-lufficicnt. Among tho dishes especially
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boing now
At tho Cheshire Quarter Sessions there waa a largo gathering of magistrates, among whom were Lord Egorton, of Tatton, in the chair; the Duke of Westminster, Lord Toilemacho, Lord De Tabley, Sir Philip Egerton, and Mr. Wilbraham Egcrton, M P., when a communication was read from the Home Secretary enclosing a letter from Mr. Peter Taylor, Mi P., calling attention to a case tried at the Oaknloro Petty Sessions, and requesting the magistrates to take such action aa they might deem proper. Mr. Taylor's letter to the Homo Secretary said that Detective Serjeant Cashing, of the Cheshire constabulary, was placed at the disposal of Captain Parr for the purpose of watching his gamekeepers, which function Cashing performed during a month at, it was presumed, the the expense of the country. It further appeared that tho detective, on discovering, as he conceived, somo irregularity on the part of the head gamekeeper, proceeded without warrant to search tho house of tho two men concerned, and further took upon himself, still without warrant, to detain the gamekeeper for four days in custody until tho caso was heard by the magistrates, who at once dismissed it. Mr. Taylor hoped that the Home Secretary would cause an inquiry to be made in regard to a procedure apparently so violent and illegal, and which had, he heard, caused much indignation in the neighbourhood. A discussion ensued, during which the deputy chief constable admitted that the whole of tho allegations w*ro correct, except that the police oEccr wa* pmid by Captain Parr for watching his rabbita. On the motion of Lord Do Tabley it was resolved to censure the polico superintendent who detained the men in custody for four days without bringing them up for 'examination, and to issue a circular to the county nolica/enjolnlng upon them that they muat not in future be guilty of such irregularities. A reply to this effect will bo forwarded to the Home Secretary by Lord Egerton, the chairman of the court.
EXPLOSION AT BIRMINGHAM.
A somewhat serious explosion of gas occurred on Monday morning on the nreml*** of Mo**r*. Ch*rle* >Y ado and Company, Midland Iron Warehouse, Summer-row. Tho place had been locked up since Satnr-day night lamt, and on opening it on Monday morning a ktrong smeH of gam wa* perceived, and It wa* aacer-taig* that a chandelier, in a room over the clerk*' oftM&find fallon down. The window* were thrown open and information of the accident was sent to the gas office. No danger was apprehended, but about ten o'clock a terrible report wa* heard which *cemed to shako the building to its very foundation. Both the upstairs rooms were completely wrecked, window* were blown out, ceilings demolished, and walla cracked. An employer, named Richard Horton, who had been engaged in awoeping the apartment, wa* found lying insensible under the ruins. He had a narrow escape, for, had he been in the second room instead of tho first, ho could hardly havo come off without aeriou*, if not fatal jnjury. He *ay* that he was engaged in sweeping, when suddenly** heard a loud report, something fell upon his head, and throw him to the ground, lie rolled under tho table, and instantly he felt a terrible shock which deprived him of his senses. He knew no more till he saw somo ■ople round him. He received no worse injury than shock and a few bruises. In the clerks' office beltnv good deal of damage wa* done; Indeed the whole be* *re *e injured that they wUl have to be parti-ally rebuilt. It is believed from the amount of gas which must have accumulated on the premiecs that the c handelier fell on Saturday evening last, and it is also thought that tho ga* may have boon ignited by the die lighted in tho lower oldce, but thia i* a matter of speculation.
ENGLISH FREEMASONRY IN IST7.
During the year which ha* juat closed the three masonic charitable institutions received from the craft in suh*cription*, donation*, &c., the total *um of £42,627 Ss. lid., exceeding tho total receipt* of 1876 by £3,000. Of the £42.GZ7 8k lid. received in 1877 the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution for Aged Freemasons and the Widows of Freemasons received £16,411 IDs. 5d.; tho Royal Masonic Institution for Boya, £14,315 9*. Gd.; and the Royal Ma*onic Inati-tution for Girls, £11,900. The total receipt* of tho institutions for 1877 are the largest vet obtained em in one year, and the amount subscribed to knevolcnt Inatitution, the yonngeet bv many ye#r* of thc*o three Masonlo Inatitution*, considerably •cods the sum which any of tho institutions ha* —Joctcd in one year. This institution ha* now on its books 145 male annuitants deceiving £40 a year each; 130 widow* receiving £3% a year oach; and 13 .widow* receiving half their lato husbanda' annuitica, or £20 a year each. The Royal Masonic Institution for Boy* board*, clothe*, and educatea at the preaent time 180 boy*, and the Royal Ma*onic In*titution for Girls, 162 girls. During the present month, however, an additional 25 girls will be admitted to this school, and the boys' school will also shortly add to tho number of its inmates.
YABIETIES.
Man is sometimes the slave of ton thousand imaginary necessities.
L " jl" ™"d creature," my. Wlliop
that which is baa."
j Puma xx Ilnamr>-Happy Indeed are l&o* whom Intercourse with th* world ha* not changed the tone of Uinr holler feeling, or broken the** musical chunk of Liu heart, whose vibration* are so melodious, so tender Lid - • *
touching ill the evening of thei
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STRANGE AFFAIR.
1 A SLioiiT Drawbacx.—An anecdote about the present President of the French Republic is given in the recently-publishrd German Memoirs of Gti.tral prandt. It appears that in 1333 Brandt wa* sent on a military mission into France, where, in his official Capacity, he visited the camps at Wattignies. On* day a grand review was held, and Brunut happened, in the course of it, to notice a young lieutenant attached to tho staff of General Jnmiu. Ho was mounted on a fine English horse, peihaps a triflo too Spirited. At all event*, the young officer was twice thrown that afternoon. Some one said of him, " Ho ia fuU of zeal, but has tho misfortune very often to part company with hi* horse." Brandt asked hia name; he was told Do MacMahon. The lucklcsa cavalier of that day is now President of the French RcpubUc.
OnKLisx axd Ptramid.—It is considered by Egypto-logist* that the obeli*k and the pyramid were form* *ymbWl9aloftheri**ngandtha*otting*un. ObeII*ka were erected to the east of the river Nile—pyramid* on ila western bank. The ri*ing *un, which d&lended to noon-day, was the visible manifestation, in their pantheistic nature-worship, of tho generative and preeervatlve power, which they worshipped by the namo of Ra, or Life. The sotting sun, ultimately in-cluding night, wm* the token of death, and the. dark underworld, into which the human soul would de-acend, bke other animal*, aa wa* aignified by the daily.mnlungof the *un beneath the horizon. Thli wa* callcd Turn, and the pyramid* dedicated to Turn were tne ecpulchrc* of dead king* and Rlu*triou* per-Jbo Egyptian tampbs, on tho contrary, in which Ra and the other god* of life, light, and truth -..-.pped had their gate, adorned with pair*
Coquettes are like weathercocks, only fixed when they become rusty.
When does a man impose upon himself f—Wh#n ho taxes his memory.
What length ought a lady's petticoat to bo f—A littlo above two feet.
When a pickpocket pulls at your watch tell him plainly that you have no timo to spare.
Why » * goose like an elephant s trunk ?—Because


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icko held an Inquiry on Monday at St. mer"* Court a* to the death of John , Carlton road, Kentiah Town. Decea*ed


Bail way Company at the Kentish Tt^vn engine shed, and wa*. under an engine cleaning the motiona. Shortly before midnight, when the engine began to deceased waa fataUy crushed between the machinery. Evidence wa* that a man named Burton, 'arted the engine by turning
Of obeliaka, which also____
the name and fame of tho were set up.
QUART Mmona or Pcmmwr.-Mr. H. E. Fcuddor toB* eume qnamt things concerning Mr. Gardner, tho late master of the Beaton Latin echooL Hi* mooe* of punishment w*ro a* various as the
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and confectionery,and drawing out the "housewife," which he kept in a drawer of hia desk, made up little bag* of candy which he presented to each boy. One urchin in the first class, who had been tormented by his mnghbour in recitation—a tearing fellow—GnaBy los. hw kmper a* hi* hair wa* twitched rather harder than before, and ilapncd hi* ner*ceutor's face. It
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exhibition. We muat all sco tnis performance. Boys go up on th* platform;" and up they went to.the
peat *tag@ at tho end of the room. " Now W-,
you pull H-'s hair," and the first offender en-
ioyed a *cond twitch. "And H-, you .lap
*bich was done, wh*n the boy* were allowed to come back, crimsoned with mortification.— if***:***.
Tiirrad Lace Making is NormAxdt.— In several Wntmenlal countne* tho manufacture of thread lace i* an unfailing resource for the women ; and in Nor-mandy, more espedaBy, wo havo bcon both surprised and amused by a peep into tho workshop of the hamlet, ynia bucneM I* u*u*By carried on during the night, for in the daytime the stout Norman lassca work like men in tho field; and tho place of meeting is tho cow-house, where the sweet breath of tho "milky mother," keep* them warm. They have, bcsidM, their own chaufferettes (little boxa* pierced with hole*, and encloring a pan of Bve cinder*), on which they rest their feet a* they sit around a littlo round table. This table ha* but ono lamp for tho *" provided with a white gla** bottlo filled with' clear water, which reflects the Bght npon her work a* weB a* if *he had one to her own ahare. Oh the joyou* laugh ! and the buoyant aong! oh the wild raBIerioa that dB the midnight eow-houae I tUl, tired at length both of work and merriment, the light-hearted girls withdraw to their huts and their beds, from which the sun is to ron*e them In a few hours to another course of toil and enjoyment.
r A FwH** is a Dnor or Water.—A f«
I collected aome waterdrom *ome ponda n brook, and on placing a drop on tho .tablet of a Bve-box, I proceeded to examine its contents with tho mioroacope. In the drop of water wa* *een a Bttle ~o than a half-grown vol vox globator rolling about
v day* ago
It's impossible for great actresses to Iivo to an old age, because thoa* the god* love die young.
What i* the comparative of "*w*et night f— Evidently sweet nitre!
It sometimes happens that when a man's heir think* ' he ought to die, he only dyes his hair.
A dog is counted mad when he won't take something to drink, and a man when ho takes too much.
An old bachelor says that women aro like parrots; they are willing to bo caged up, if they can only have a ring to play with.
There is said to be a man In Glasgow so thin that ho can keep cool at any timo by standing in the shado of a lamp.po*t
, ** *" 1*7 a***™," *aid an old gentleman to him fnend, that a watch should be kept perfectly dry
w*withMa,unning,pringindda.'r Keep *ob* and tbaaym:caa*dt,bMld. Oneo*
>v lnsung blyrup."
A human* lady of an unusually tender heart, waa exceedingly shocked, the other day, on hearing her husband teB the gardener, who was saying something about the hou*e-dog,to "cut hi* tala *hort; and she nearly fai that sho h
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to put it off tiB he comes. Why, what can your lawyer *ay about it K'—" That * what I want to know, your worship," said tho prisoner.
! A wasp ia no insignificant agent in dispersing a crowd, but a nervous woman making through a crowd for an omnibus, with a valiso in one hand and an umbrella in the other, is about as appalling an objection a* the human mind can conceive and maintain its balance.
Pining, sickly women should go to Colorado if they want health and strength. Mrs. Prather was not ablo to sweep her room when she lived in Ohio; but the other day, after living in Colorado ono short year, she •» chased her husband half a- mile with a pitchfork.— American 1'aptr.
"Any knives or scissors to grind f" asked a poor boy of the clerks in a merchant's office.—" Don't think we have," answered a spruco young man,facetiously; " but can you sharpen wits—" I could if you had any," was the sharp reply, and tho dork had to stand the laugh.
Two lawyer* have entered into a *olemb\compact not to drink intoxicating drinks, except when auck *hootlng, for a year, under forfeit of £100./ One of them keeps a duck in his back yard, and shoots at it every time ho la thirsty. His opponent has just bought a dock too.
A gentleman, who had tarried lato at a wino supper, found his wife waiting his return in a high state of nrrvdumeat Said *ho: " Here Fvo been waiting, and rocking in the chair, till my head spins round like a top!"—" Jess *o, wife, wl^ere I've been," responded he. " It's in tho atmosphere!" ,
A "funny man" correspondent writes to a news-paper that he has got a situation for his baby. IIo is apprenticed in tho daytime to an imago-maker. His part of the work i* to bo planted In a pot of melted wn%, and when it I* cool the modeller takca him out jind pours in plaster of Paris, and makes
Several conceited young men were aa*cmhled at a *truct comer, when a poor Dutchman approached. One of them said to his companions, "Boys, I'm going to have *omo fun: ju*t watch mo fool thia Dutchy." He went up to the Dutchman, to whom Iw *aid, " Mein herr, don't you want to buy a dog?" The person tliu* addrwscd quickly rc*ponded: 44 Y-a-a-s, I yust want to buy a lectio puppy about your sire. Aro you for aaloP'
In a nther heated discussion, one evening lately, of an insanity case, the alleged lunatic having been placed in an asylum by his wife and friends, a gentleman said to a lady who did not believe that tho unfor:unato man wa* inaano, 44 What do yon say, madam, to his lying down on his back in the barnyard, and allowing liens to feed off his body?"—
" *" ........i make of that," responded tho lady. " ia
iny other married men, he was hen-
piler and tWe iven by other cleam reman of the cleanei i the steam, and had tnus exceeded his
ity,,
e the soup, the
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cularly tender. The plum-pudding made with nor*-suet also deserves a mention. In reality, but for the repetition of tho samo meat in the courses, tho guests engaged in convereation would *carcely have been aware, that they were feasting on anything unusual; but as tho object was to permit the company to taste horseflesh under different aspects of cookery, the want of variety was inevitable.
before Mr. Newton, on hi* own confe**ion, with *eU Lug dre to a workshop in Eagla-place, PiccadiBy. Inspector Cbarlo* Hagan, of the X DivI*ion, *aid that while on duty the previou* afternoon at the Padding-ton Polico-station, tlio prisoner came to him and said he wanted to give himself up for getting dm to a house, and that ho wanted to make a voluntary state-mont if ho (tho inspector) would take it down in vmting. The prisoner then said hi* was
W iBiam Hubbard, and that he had *et dm to a work-mhop in Eagle-jdace, PiccadUly. The prhoner wa* th*n taken by him to the Vlne-dreet PdloaL^aUon, where Inspector N*ylan took the charge. In reply to Mr. Newton, the inspector said the prisoner did not may how he *et dra to the place. He believed the hou*e wa* insured. Mr. Newton "remanded the prisoner.
Edward Davis, a well-dressed young man, wa*
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notice po*kd in tho *hed di*tlnctlv prohibited the removal of any engine except with the pinch-bar. Tho engine In que*tion had dono it* day** work and wa* placed in the shed as usual, and Burton had no right to be on the engine, much 1c** to *tart iL Mr. Jack-eon, tho locomotive wperintendent, said the engine* were given up to the clcaneia, and were *uppo*ed to bo quite *afe undor the rule*. Burton, who expre**ed great regret at what had happened, had abeconded from
hi* work and home, and before going away had *aid *omethmg about making away with him*elf. The jury consulted, and, in the ab*enco of Barton, agreed
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to; and whet

* HIGHWAY ROBBERY.
At the Croydon Petty So**ion* on Saturday Ia*L George Aytom de*cribod a* a Bceused pedlar, Bving at Portrr^* lodmng-house, Croydon, w** charged v ' *teahng from the per*on of Louisa Mile*, a purse c
Thooomplaim
alad/s^maid in the service of Mr. Harris, of Coombe Hoime, »oydon, wa* on the prevloua Saturday afternoon proceeding along Coombe-lane towards her^m-*hon tho pri*oner camo from\a footpath leading aero** the deld* to Croydon, add having overtook her rai*ed a knobbed *tick over heK head, and said, "Your money or your Bfe!" "pom-plalnaut replied *he had no money to give him/where-upon he demanded to sco her puree. She refuwd tq. comply with hi* reque*t; but upon hi* repeatingfE* words, " Yoitt money or your life!" and again raising the stick as if with the intention of atriking her, she produced her purse and gave It to him, at the same time being considerably alarmed. Just at that moment a cart came along from the direction of Addlngton. Complainant stomped the cart, and made a TW"* to the carman. Prisoner made off, and she succeeded fn reaching home without being further moladed. Detect ve-constabla Arthur Standing, stated that ha received a description of the man who had committed tho robbery, and tho prisoner having been brought before the magistrate on the 26th ul£. on another charge on comparing hi* appearance with the daecrip-turn he had received "ha found thorn to ageee. Tn* prisoner, who domed tho charge, was remanded.
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attacked by a Chirono
them eeemed paraly&J; but in a few wcend* Chiro-nomu* began to wriggle and shake it* head ss though it wa* tying to worry Volvox a* a dog would worry a rat. Just at this moment a Daphnia pulex (a water Ilea) camo upon tho scene of action, and made a fierce attack on Chironomn*, dr*t *triking it* head and then opwnng it, whole body. While thi, wa, going on, Volvox got loose from the grasp of Chironomus, and I moved away *Iow!y at drst; but it soon soemed to re; cover from the shock. In my eagerness to make a further examination the cap of the Bve-box was moved, and the whole scene spoiled.
Getting Ready to Livb.—One of the most curious facta in human life is that the average of people spend it in getting ready to live. We never realise how timo flies, and instead of doing the thing wo should most enjoy to-day, we are getting ready to do somo-thmg else fn the future. Wo coBect libraries, meaning to explore their treamres in aome coming year* of leisure. We cut speeches and lectures out of news-paper*, thinking that wo have not time to read them to-day, but wo riiaB dud it hereafter. We plan the pwssant country home where we wlB pam our da-clining years; and, meantime, aolaced by that anticipation, wo work on to tho end among the paved street* and brick walls of the city.
' " Man never is but always to be blest,"
said the poet; land he hit updn a profound and uni-Tcmaltruth. PractlcaBy wo act as if we were sur* of °n ®*rthly immortality. Wo say to ourselves, wo will have much good* laid up for many years, and \wo go on laying them up until euddenly the end /comee, and we go o* the etage, leaving ear tofl-aomcly accimiulated propertle* behind u*. Wo will havo more timo for our friend* by-and-by, we think; and so the tie* which bind us to our fellows aro weakened through our neglect. Life wouM grow ncher if we could live more In the pre*ent and Iw* in tho future—if we could remember that we shall never have any more time than (onlay, And that what wa do not do this year we are quite likely to leave undone for ever.
A Fame* Coxxnv or Eauoas.—Here is an amus-»g conmdy of error, with a Pariaian edge:— » »f' v y* 7raa.yoxX jc*lons, and determined to watch her hu*band. One day ha told her he waa going to Versailles, and when he went out sho put foBowedhlm. She kept him in sight until he turned into a passage which shortened tho way to the railway station, where she missed Mm- She *tood for a few mlnuta* fn the pa*sage, looking about, and suddenly saw a man coming out of a glove-shop with a rather over-dressed lady. From the distance she made sure the man was her husband, and without a word of warning she gave hhn three or four mounding boxe* on th* ear. Whan the gentleman turned around to confront his assailant, She perceived that she had made a mistake, and
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goes without saying that she fainted in the arms of Iho stranger whose ear, she had boxed, while the other lady ran off as fast as she could to avoid scandal.
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that, like r
Political orators at tho West indulge in somo high-down aseovorations in regard to their firmness of principle. The following iaamoderaleqiccimen:—44Build
a w.irm fence around tho winter's supply of summer weather; skim the clouds from tho sky with a teaspoon; catch a thunder cloud in a bladder; break a hurricane to homes*; giound-alulce an earthquake; lasso an avalanche; pin a napkin on a crater of an active volcano—but nuvor expect to wo mo false to my principles."
A |icdant being taken to task for saying that Cnf.r found*l Rome, retorted, "I tell you he did found iL /ff :f wi 7/gfy /"
There is a good deal of sound wisdom in tho suggestion of tho farmer : 44 If you want your boy to stay -i, don't bear too hard on the grindstone when



»olmaster in tho tolars, of wlii
example" You boys ought to be kind'tq your little sisters. I once knew a bad boy who struck his littlo rider a blow over tho eye. Although she didn't fade and die in the early summer time, when tho Juno rosea wore blowing, with tho sweet words of forgiveness on hw pallid Up*, sho rose up and hit him over th* head with a lolling-pin, so that he couldn't go to school for more than a month, on account of not being able to put his hat on."
Social-zsthme.—The canal of the Isthmus of Suez opens a new passage for ships of all countries. It is a work at once political and social—tho inauguration ol social-isthme, in fact.
As Iuish Bull.—An Irisman, visiting a churchyard with a friend, pointing to a shady quiet nook, said, " This is the spot where I intend being laid, if I'm spared."
A murderer, on being sentenced to bo hanged in Terre Haute, Indiana, did not catch the date, and Inquired, " When did you say, your honour, that occurrence is to take place P"
A man, hearing of another who was a hundred years old, add, eont*mptuo*ly, "Pshaw! Why, if my grandfather was alive, he would now bo a hundred and fifty year* old."
«Thb Wholb Familt.—" You have not one drop of the great Napoleon's blood in your veins," said testy Old Jerome one day in a pet to his nephew, the emperor.—'4 Well," replied Louis Napoleon, " at aB events I have his whole family on my shoulders."
A Frenchwoman, who had lost one of her eleven sons, chaffed with the undertaker about the price of the funeral, saying, "Now look here, sil, you musn't be hard with me. I shall be a good customer. I've got ten children more."
A SriNowo Rsplt.—"Now, s'posin' you was to
! Gniji taiimii-1 rtory U told of > o«noo
too—a fine bead necklace I was letting her wear. Oh, they are very needy beasts indeed 1"
* OoJoakajTr.—44 How do you like the
qf Ine vawukJ" asked an Arkansan of a Down
, Nor Am**.—Some «lay* *#% a pretty, bright litti* uvenBa friend, some flv* yearn of age, named ^Bcsa,1
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