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SUSPECTED lOTHDEE AT WALWORTH.
^*th. ,®fL Ha^>Ann 'Trusler.
corner of Dale-street. Ho went aero« the road, and upon the pavement u* aome blood. He had teen
the prisoner what warn the matter, and he mid, " I want to get my wife indoor*." Witneee said, " How can yon account for the blood P" and the prisoner mad* a reply a* to her briug OL Witneea maid that there moat rarely be somettflngmore than that. The pnaom* pmd# no r*p^ to that, Imt added that he wanted to gtt her home. With the assistance of 610 Jr* wom*° *u carried to her honae (aome 25 -feet off), and a doctor waa sent for. The woman help, and hb saw the,prisoner dragging tho woman along the street. Ho appeared anxious to get,her »w»y. ; She could' not walk, and ahe • called • out, •• Young man, young man." Witneea then called tho attention of. the constable to the affair. There waa another man beyond the prisoner standing at the op-posito corner. By the prisoner: Witneae did not refu*e to coma to him help. It waa the woman who called out for help. Mr. Chance asked Inspector Hunt if he had any evidence to show that the prisoner struck the blow. Inspector Hunt maid he had good reason to believe he should have evidence. The prisoner declared he waa innocent. After aome conversation with Inspector Hunt, Mr. Chance ordered tho prisoner to taremanded.
A PRIZE FIGHT PBEVENTED.
Beforb the Croydon Magistrates on Monday. Wm. '3*. ' n BuUey- William Harlott, John White, William Fotherby, Joseph Tomkins, and J. Thomas, from the neighbourhood of Walworth ahd Oapham^ were brought up on a charge of aiding and abetting the carrying out of a prise fight on Mitchnm-eommon on Sunday last. Information was received on Sunday by the police of an intention to bring off a prize Qglit on MStcham-common that day. They were accordingly, on tho alert, and twenty-or thirty men were seen to take their way in vehicles to that neighbourhood. The jwlice managed to get sufficiently near to see a ring formed and what worn apparently fighting going on. When tho police wore discovered the party broke up, ro-ontored the vehicles, and made off, the police, following up qdckly, found the pegs with which a ring had been Jonaod, and afterwards found in ono of tho vchicles, which they overtook towards Tooting, a myringe, water tattle, and towflm. One of thm party in the van waa bruised about the face, but he managed

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Gikl and Wire.—Who has not sec wonder the sudd/n development of a when once they have become father and
daya ago—yesterday, it seems—and they

almomtchOdrau. Tha young wKewMmgiH.^thmU
the jovoqs carelessness mod heedless buorancy of -a child; her older friends—at least those who had not thought enough-shook their heads dubiously, aar-mg *he w*e -fit <6r anything hot to h# marriad; *Le would he better at home, with her mother, or at her school." But the wife becomes a mother, and a marvellous transformation takes place. There may be the same vivacity of apirit. but all is calmer, deeper, stronger. She has entered a now world, and is indued with new powers. A wiso providence ham token the place of thoughtlessness, a firm self-reliance that of helpless independence, an untiring • that of dreamy inactivity. The girl has

the Breton lads, and i:

Tho girls, howei jonccal ov
. >Id-fashioned appen; ... ____o_______
proud I of theme mmmm dapping, wide collar*, and s wrinklq or crease would be very distressing.—" But." said our artist "you would think these pretty girli had no lovers, for their collars are never rumpled, and It im generally conceded that a lover to the rural districts always implies tumbled curls and collars. How do you m'pose they.manag* Do without the lover."—" By no means. They jnst slip their handi under their collars and turn them up like a hedge •bout their oars. The custom has beeu handed down

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catcd young girl of sixteen knows how to flip up her collar, and keep" it smooth, as wall am the wisest." —"How did you find this ontP" w# ask, much' impressed with the amount and character of his information.—"How did I find out P Oh, yes, 1—I waa


Major Powell's des


----jqr ,down the Colorado will grow in interest
as tho narrative goes on in the succeeding numbers. It was almost literally a voyage through the centre of the earth; the cliffs towered sometimes mere than a mile above the heads of the voyagers, involving them in gloom, and hiding from theif sight the dangers towards whi(h they wero hurried bv the im-peti#us torrent of the nnknow j . ;ver. The major tells hi^ story so modestly—with mo little of uumpet-blowing and flag-flying—that it takes the reader eome time to discover that this ia the record of one of the most daring and remarkable feats performed by an explorer. It is worthy to rank among lbs talea of Arctic endurance and heroism. The narrative is met off and enlivened by some most unexpected and charm-ing bits of description of the gentler and more beautiful phases of nature, which have the mama effect upon the reader that the phenomena themselves must have had upon the travellers through these weird and awful scenes. A part of the expedition at one point refused to go muy farther upon what seemed an insane journey —they turned aside, and met a dreadful death in the wilderness. • Only those who went on survive to toll the stoi^.—Scribmr't Monthly.
Nxoao Lira a Cciu.—Ou the ground.floor, opening on to the court-; aid, were the negroes' rooms, secured by heavily-barred and padlocked doors. Opening one of these, we found ourselvee in one of thm most horrible dens imaginable. Walls black with dirt, uneven clay floors about fourteen feet square, no means of admitting daylight or air except by the door, a wooden table, bench, and bedstead the sole furniture. On the latterhunr the remnants of a filthy blanket, while the worse filth covered the floor, furniture, and walla, whichalso were alive with yermin. In each of these pestiferous dungeons, a whole family lived inn condition more foul end degraded than any beasts of the field. Wm looked into eeVeral and found them all alike, while from an open drain a few feet from the doorm a most miokening stench proceeded. Mounting a wooden atoiroaae, at the foot of which waa another bloodhound, we poaeod through a trapdoor oh to the upper floor, and found ourselvee in a
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juM. or mothers not yet reoorered from child-birth,
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BLANDER.
■ In the Queen', Bench Dirieion, Meesra JusticW. Mellor and Manisty have heard the came of " The
mhew cause against a nrfe that had been obtained for a criminal information for slander. In June last the defendant appeared before the magistrates at Preston to defend a Mr*. Smith, who was charged under the Licensing Act tor allowing m drunken person to be
mg magistrates who heard the summons. The Justices oonvictod Mrs.'Smith, ahd the defendant, in
hearing the observation, asked the defendant what be had-said ? -Upon which he repeated it, adding " You th* Bench. ' 'lUe defendant how admitted he did wrong id-making the observation, A br having done mo. Mr.
Webster, Q.C., who appeared to support the rule, skid the nrcoecatoe had no permonal feeling In the mmattor. Ho felt bound to bring the defendant's conduct before this Court, but with their sanction he warn willing to mewpt the defendants mpolegy. Mr. Justice Mellor mid the observation waa a very improper and unbecoming one, and the prosecutor had acted quite right in instituting these proceedings. They felt, however, that they might depart from the general rule on which they acted and allow the rule to be discharged on the defendant's payment of coeta as between solicitor and client.—Bale discharged.
COMMON EIGHTS.
brought by plaintiff, en behalf of himself and all othora the inhabitants of Pangboume, in the county of Berks, for an injunction to restrain the defendant from cutting turf on and otherwise interfering with the rights of the inhabitants of Pangboume to use 8hoot-r'e-hill,near that town, aa a recieation ground. The plmnUfm CMe rmmtm on an allmged Immmmorial right to use the hill in that manner, and to play lawful gkmmm and paatimee thmrmon.. Tie defendant im n neighbouring householder, and was accused by tho plaimug o( mnmoachlng on Shoote^m-hill, mnd intend-wgto anolommjL The land In ooemtmnleabout right
and a half acres in extent, and, being a favourite place of popular resort, the. defendant's acta have cauned gnat annoyance to the peeplm of Pangboame. The plaintiff m claim waa a very extensive one, and included not only the above-mentioned special righto of, the people mi Parngboame, hat eatenda to alleged nghto of thm public at large to havm acceem to the hilL aa to thm gamam played (which Included torn and honnda and tin-cat); but, nnfor. tnnatcly, the witnesses wore compelled to admit v ^'ho place was commonly used by many besides Ae mhabUanta ef Pangboume. Th# Master of the Rolls held that the evidence quite Tailed to support tho nght claimed by the plaintiff on behalf of tltoeo whom he repremantod, and, thmrmfpre, dlamimmed tb* action, with costs.
STEALING AOMTERMOXGEE'8 OUTFIT.
At.the Mansion House, John Woodman and James Clark, labourer*, have been charged on remand, before Alderman Sir Andrew Lush, with stealing two donkevs and a costerroonger's harrow, of the value of £8. the property of Edwin and George Jamam, general dealers, of Butchcr's-row, London-mad, Southwmrk. The itors went on Monday night, the 11th tost., to donkey home which they
Stepney
had bonght previously." On their way h,
mtopped mt a public-houmm at thm foot of Londu^ Biwlga, Imaving thm harrow in whkh they had ridden to Stepney, with thm two donkeym, outshlo. They re-mamal about five mlnutom, but whon thmy came out the hmrvow with thm two donkeym had dimoppmared. They then went to glvm notice to the pcdice at Seething, lane, but on their way they met a constable who. in anmwcr to them, maid he had mcen two men in a harrow nam up Fenchurch-mtreetwith the reinm an-tangled, and hm had mhown them a light with him lanUftn. The policeman now corroborated the stoto-ment of the cwmplainanta, and identified the prisoners as the oien. They were nftorwardm mtopped by a con-stablo in a street near Houndsditch, while driving tho baanw, mnd token to the mtotton. Both prisonem denied having stolen Ihm hrrow, hut Oark mid that he found it, and waa going to take it to the station when h« warn mtopped by the constable. Br Andrew Lumk oemnultod them for trial
IE02T THAT WILL HOT BUST.
Prufeamor BariTa Invaluable Invantton, hy mmna of whmh he givm to ordinary Iron an incorrodible coat-Jng of the magnetic oxide, is ono which is likely to be of great aarvke to the cauae of practfoal hygiene. We have lately had an opportunity of visiting Professor UarfTe laboratory, and of seeing his process and its remu&L The pfoc«m*.im mxceediugly mimplo, and con-mimto merely h the subjecting of won to the action of superheated steam—mtoam having a temperature of 1,500 dog. F. We maw water-frougha anTHE MUTINY ACT.
At tho Windsor County Court, befbre Mr. J. Whig-hamj Judge, Me ssrs. Lay ton and Fleming, coal merchants, amed Mr. Superintendent Hayes, the bead constable of the ltoyal borough, to recover the sum of £3 15*. in payment for the services of a van and U*o horses which had been impressed for the purpose of transporting the stores of the Royal Horao Guards (Blues) from Windsor to Aldmrmhot Camp- on the 30th of Juno. Mr. Baker Smith was for the plaintiffs, and Mr. Greeno for the defendant. The head constable having received instructions from the Horse Guards to furnish conveyances for tlio uma of t^o troops, obtained an order from the magistrates, and with other vehicle* impressed that of Meaaia. Lay ton and Fleming, to whom he tendered the sum of £1 6s. 8d., which was at the rate of Is. 4d. a mile, the allowance sanctioned by the Secretary of State for War. The amount was refused. The case having been opened Mr. Greene showed that the action could, under the 89th section of the Mutiny Act, only be heard in one of the courts of record at Westminster, or in Dublin or India, or in the Court of Session in Scotland, and in no other cOurt whatever, and the Judge concurred in this opinion. Eventually judgment was given for the defendant, who waived him coats.
Fina.—A telegram
November, states that tL_ . London for New Zealand i paseengers, had arrived at Per tire, which is said <0 bo i.....
o to Quoenstown^and put into l'cr-
CiiAKoa or PoiaoNiao Baier*.—At.the Whittlesea Sessions, William Gutleridge, a labourer in the em-ploy of Mr. John Smith, farmer, Kjing'f Delph, Cambridgeshire, has been charged under Chaplin's Act with causing the death of eight horse* and four g to his master. A quantity of aracnio WW rnixod wi;h the food give, * the decammed'* animals lyr the defendant, with the auppooed purpose
beast* belong
Ui^ood ^ive
of beautifying their ooats. The"value oTlhe hnrao* alone was estimated at £600. It waa not abown that the defendant administered the poison with wilful intent, and ho was sentenced to a mouth's imprisonment, with hard labour.
•Th* Paoroaan Haiiway to vna Paasun Gcxr.— The association for promoting m railway from the Boenhorn* to the Persian Gulf met on the 14th bit. at Stafford House, when M. Joseph Axarian explained that many Continental speculators were endeavouring to obtain concessions for much a line from the Ottoman Government, but that the Porto would probably prefer to grant the conception to the association presided over by the Duke of Sutherland, and that anybody undertaking to make a railway from I*mld to Angora, or even E*kl Zaghra, would receive as a bono* the pre--ment line from Scutari to Iamid, with all it* plant, rolling stock,-and 13 locomotive*. A tub-committee waa appointed to cenfer with M. Aaarian and to report to a future meeting of the association. It may be mentioned that M. Axarian, sen., i* the head ,Armeni*n hanking house in (Jjnstantinoplo which Is most closely connected with th* Turkish public office*.

• The Stoyning Magistrates on Monday fined fogr defendants, one of whomiwa* Alexander Cttkben/ Eencnly, aged IS, a aon of Dr. Kenealy, £2 each for assaulting William Henry Mortimer, at Lancing. The defendants had gone into Mortimer's bod-room, palled him oat of bed, and tied hi* legs with a rope. One of the party, who bad f*en a constable, held a truncheon to hi* mouth to prevent hi* speaking. Ultimately they allowed him to pot on hi* trousers, and then he went for the police. The defence wa: that the complainant had been living upon hi* mother-in-law for tho hut seven year*, and that his oondbct had been so outrageous that they were sent for to eject him from the house, and consequently they wero acting aa the lady'* agent*. The mother-in-law denied having ment for the defendants, and they were convicted. At the close of the cm*e Dr. Kenealy add reamed tho Bench in violent terms, and asserted that it was m scandalous decision to fine a boy of 13 in that way; it wa* simply done becauaa the boy was his son. Captain Crofts, ono of the magistrates, he had the greatest rr*p*ct hr; biA the dthmr magistrates. General Sand-foid and Colonel Ingram, were the only magistrates in the county who would have granted a warrant' against a boy of that age, and they did it because the boy waa his son. Dr. Kenealy also threatened to hare the Bench brought before Mr. Secretary Cross in the House of Commons, and used other discourteous language to the magistrates and their dorks bcfoie he whs induced to leave the court.
OBTAINING MONEY BY FALSE PEETEKCE& At the Middlesex Sessions, George Meddy, insurance agent, surrendered to take his trial on a charge of obtaining by false pretences ICm., tho moneys of
Sebastian Zambuhl. Mr. Keith Frith and Mr. Geog-hejjan appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Forrest Fulton defended the prisoner. The prisoner, who in 1876 was representing the Midland Counties Insurance Company, called on the prosecutor and induced him to insure his stock-in-trade for £800. In November, 1877, he called on Mr. Zambuhl and asked him for the premium due on his policy. Mr. Zambubl believing that he was then the agent of the company, and was then authorised to csllect the moneys on their behs!\ gave him the amount, 16s., and tlie prisoner wrote a reecipt for the sum in the name of the company. At that time; however, the prisoner waa not the agent of the dbmpany, nor had ho acted aa such later than January, 1877.. In the defence it was alleged that th* 16*. was merely a loan between the "prisoner and the proaecutor, and a number of witheases were called, who gave him a very high character for more than 12 years. The jury found him Guilty, hot recommended bins to rnsroy, and the prosecutor joining in the recommendation. Mr. Fletcher sentenced him to throe months' hold
RAILWAY PAECEL P08T.
the l»t of January next, r
of the denominations of lourpence and eightpence, which shall carry parcels of two pound* and fonr pounds respectively throughout their whole systems, and hare agreed to accept parcels at thase weights and at these intoa throughout the whole of their systems, and to grant an insurance up to 20*. at these rates, thus placing all the mtolienm on these twenty five coin-panims at the command of the pnhlic, far the receipt and delivery of parcels not exceeding four pounds in weight. The Irish com pants* ore not represented. Tho Highland Railway Company, London and Southwestern, London, Brighton, and South Coast, And South-Eastern Companies will not accept parcels at these rate*. In a circular containing the above in-formatlon it la stated that a public meeting i* to be held, at which the courae ef action to be token to bring inUuence to hear qpon those compnniaa atonding out, to thank tho companies who have taken the public into
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VARIETIES.
oh mruugn inaiimuon, or les one pusU awa or if wo hold aloof from one for petty i, from heedless alight of roughness. GaxTLuna at Hon:.—Be merciful in i
ts and faulta of any e k nothing gained by it, and a great itself ;s often choked back and him

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commenting

growth by tho rank sturdine up against it, unchecked, in
f ungentle speeches
of bread is exactly the same now am it w 770—SO years ago. On the other hand, th age fri" 9"" par lb. t
vhile that of butter has gon ad then to Is. Sd. W >ile ther

of brrad i
o higher than it w

a the United State*



id the publii.
urge upon the 1'ost-oCice to co-operatc and deliver thm parcels, thus placing all at the command of the public
nd 46,000, a
William Obmann Stafford, 27, waa indicted for embemllng mnd mtomling f15,000, tha property of the Governor and Directors of tha Bank of England. The prisoner pleaded Guilty. Mr. Poland stated that the prisoner had been for six years in the scrvice of the Bunk of England, the latter two years ware spent at the Liverpool establishment. On the 3rd of October itomem paid in £15,000, in two sums of £10,000 the priaoner abacondad with th* whole oi mis money. He proceeded to Londbn, accompanied by m .person named Macbemth and a young woman, attempted to change some of the notes into gold. Before be could *o, however, b* became alarmed and started off to the 1*1* of Wight, where he purcliased u yacht, with tho intention of getting to Spain. He worn, however, subsequently apprehended at Jersey, and about £14,000 of the stolen money wa* found in hi* pomraaion. The pri*on*r, when called upon to ieiy whether he had anything to urge in mitigation of punishment, replied h* had been induced to commit the offence by the witness Mac heath, and that if it had not been for bis evil counsels he should never have thought of committing *uch an offence. Mr. Justice Hawkins said he hoped he was not passing too lenient a sentence when he ordered him to bo kept in paal aarritude for aaven yaara.
THE NEW NATIONAL OPEEA HOUSE. It im mtatod that within tha lamt few day. It ham been Snally determined that tho work* at the new opera Howe on the Thamea Embankment, which ham been
d, building completed for it* original
or km will be commenced with completed in tiaf* for the opera the buildi
■hq original a*.
% poaitlon
purpoae, and that the
have token re-possession of tho land and the, __ finished buildlu*, which ha* already co*t between
d Geeege III.,
were still English colonic*, ttiat ot meat naa been nearly trebled, and that of butter more than trebled.
As Early Cuarrx* or th* GxnTaa.—If old Roger d* Hovenden, the chronicler, be right, say* Mr. Sala, it mast have been in Cyprus thai on* of the earliest Chapters of the Garter was held, full a hundred and fifty years before the supposed institution of the Order by &iward IU. Roger says, "On ths arrival of Queen Berengaria in Sicily, King Kichard, in honour of his betroth men t, established a fraternity of twenty-four knights, who pledged themselve* to the king to scale the wall* of Acre, and, that they might be known at the storming of that city,, the king appointed them to wear each a blue band of leather on the left leg. They were known a* the Knight* of the Blue Thong, and they wore placed under the invocation of St. George, the tutelary saint of Aquitoine."
PAUAorAr.— Notwithstanding the dark hue of their cx-miilexions, which varies from olive to true block, all the Paraguayan women look exceedingly cleanly and even handsome with their exquisitely wbito frocks and glossy, raven hair, which, like mermaids, they are constantly coq^ing. Their figure* are faultlessly and remarkably ci%t, never having known ths deform it. g confines of a cemset; ths poise of their heads is something to excite the envy of many a fashionable lady. Y**, whatever tbmy carry la balanced en their hmJa —jar* of water, baskets of per**, or. bags of ■»*»Tub Food or tub Uujucijco-bibd.—The food of humming-birds has been a matter of much contro-varny. All the enrly writers down la Buffon believed that they lived aokly on the nactar of flowara; but since that time every close observer of their habits maintains that they feed largely, and in aome eases wholly, on insects. Axara observed them on the I* Plata, in winter, taking insects out of tha webs of apldsea mt a tiame and place where there w*re ao flowers. Bullock, in Mexico, declares that he saw tin m catch email buttorfiiam, add l*at he found many kiml* of inamclm In their atnmarh*. Watortcn made a similar statement. Hundreds and perhaps thousands of spacimema have been dissected by collecting naturalist*. and in almost every instance their stomachs have
been found full of insect* aometimm, but not generally,
mixed with a proportion of honey. Many of them, in fact, may hf seer, oatohlng gnats and other small in-aocto just Ilka fiy-ostchara^mittipg on a dead twlgovm water, darting off for a time In too air, mnd then re-turning to the twig. Otham emeoo out jnat at dusk,
about with the pemtest rapidity, imitating In a Hmited •I^ce the evolutions of the goatsuckers, and evidently for the mme end and purpose.
Blighted Bbwos,—Loss of fortune, loss of health, of friends—there are many who make these occasion* for everlasting blight, and some, tharik heaven, who do not. But the blighted being knows nothing of tho wholesom* strength, the blessed gra< '
nothing for his friends. All that hi pmrad* th* fmct of hi* pre**nt govmty aa against hia pmU prosperity, with >nch stomal and pmthmtic con-auousum* of hi* blightod existence a* movm tonder hearts to infinite compassion. But the hardheaded and unimaginative think—why not try to do that which stiall repair this damage instead of merely regretting it in idleness ? Why not work, and by work earn mt kaat amnething? Something la at all Umaa belter than nothing, and if it is only a little—what are the mickle* but m collection of littlm P The part of a blightod being without money in it* purse is never a very lucrative ono; and it would be really wise to barter some of the sympathy for which it craves for a little mora of tha filthy lucrm whkh It regrmta. Ruined health, too, like lost property, can be mitigated if not wholly restored; for cheerfulness and courage, patience and sweetness, do more in sickness than the blighted being who mean* can he brought to b*Uev*. | And even for the loss of tho dearest—is not resigna- . tion to a higher will mnd patience recognition of the i unalterable a nobler kind of thing than mildew and
Nblsox at TnsraLoan.—It has been stated in somo of our boat biopwpble* of Xclson that ho went torn , th* battle of Trafalgar with mder* and decoration* on I his coat, that hi* olbcer* pointed out to him that these would attract the attention of tha anemy'a marksmen, and requested him to chang*.hia coot, and that he | proudly answered, " In honour I ha
WIT ANDHUMOUK.
(From JWA.)
A Fnonmxo PAnrura.—Have yon played much, Jfr. Green f—Oh, yem; a great deal.—I hope you have good luck.—Oh, yes, very ! Once I had thirteen trumps in my own hand.—Really! Then of course you were dealerP—Oh, no; indeed I wasn't. I played third hand!
Wnar ths Ambsb thetks xtcht cokb or ad-jcrrrnro aw Euuua* Exvot (aa he puts it in hi* broken English).—'Am 'ere to-day, rlight be gone
Gut at Civic rrrabjrchnaxt.—The Corporation has been in the habit of looking to its intrenchment*. It has, at last, we are glad to hear, turned it* attention to retrenchment. 1. The Men In Brass are to be put down. 2. The Badges of the Dinner Committee have .been done away with. 3. The Lord Mayor's Footmen \re to be reduced from six to five. \
A Faik Ixnuc&mxxt.—Eminent Coach (to Favourite Pupil): Now, Wk here Adams; if yon will onlv work hard with me for Six Months, I promise you' Tkr*» Tliwrs msas/A* NmKdsy mf
Woman'* Wat to Wis.—Advocating " Women's Suffrage" th® other day, at Manchester, Mr. L. Courtney, M.P., observed that the movement on behalf of feminine emancipation "could only hope ~ by ' pegging away.'" Peg away, then,
(From Imiff.)
Fob TUn Nxwlt Mabkibd !—A-charming drawing-room " SWj "—Your own dear little wife in her daintiest of toilettes!
A Qvbstiok rou Jclbs Vaojis.—Does lunar caustic come from the moon P
Ootjugmors.—The municipality of P^sth, acting on toe advice of tho hygienic council, has forbidden the ladies of that city to wear long dresses in the public streets, as the dust they raise ia considered injurious to the public health. They seem to be going in for sweeping reforms on the "Continong."
To Mum mam.—How to teach your child to walk.— Give it in chaige of a Stip-Mother.
(From Ami.)
En rum Glasgow Bahk.—Evangeline: Papa—(to Paterfamilias, whose wife and five daughter* run heavy bills at the milliner's)—what is unlimited liability P— Papa: Marriage, my dear.
Railway AsecaAXca.—Passenger (waiting): How .long is the next train to CupplehamP—Porter: As long as this 'ere platform, if it don't get smashed in half afore it gets 'ere.
A Railway Ob-ioattojc.—Punctuality.
Mr. Gladstone't speech at Rhyl shows that he will brook no nonsense, notwithstanding the torrtnt of abuse he receives.
LxTTxam or I Letters for you,
my letter* this m
(From Fto%»y Felkt.)
S nouses—Indy to Homccopathic Chi
ireu.—Postman (pompously): No, mis*, none for nobody; ia hall for tho 'alt
Have you aay of tho new iVes-aomethini the papers are saying are ao good for levers? [Bewilderment of chemist, who has not heard of the Eucalyptus Globulus.
A Mourn to Dm.—(The Lord Chief Justice holds that " there can be no conviction for adulteration of whisky where the inspector iocs not drink any, and mo ia act pr*judic*d."T—ln*pector (to Aualyat):— 'Tostieatod ? Not t all. al-my duty to be pre-prejudiced. Am pro-prejudiced. Tha* all.
I'kimatukx.—Ma village post-office lately, a man inquired after a letter for his mister. Ho was informed • that It had been lying lhara mo leug that at laat It bad been aaut to tha oaan-lmttar office. " Oonfouod yon I" - id the indignant lout, "what did ye do that forp t dead I She'd only a turn o' the measles.
Gravity is no more evi •vllar is of a shirt.
Remarkable fact—It is nc voids to produce a coolness. They who have true light
'donee of wisdom than a paper
ia no uncommon thing for hot
. . ----------themselves seldom be-
satellites.
What p*R*nlag$ Im charged by the architect of hia own fortune P
. ?ba"»eo** Ice "upXoeth"aaoldaatheark,mo it is called Arctic ice. !
When an author wants to publish his lifo to the world, what ought he to do P—Ha aoy&Ws^wwr***,.
A Bad Marriage is like an electric machine; it makaa yen dance, but you can't let go.
Why are rooka the moat revolutionary hirda P—Re-they are always chattering high tr>r, ** (high
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A hakmr ham Invented u new kind of yramL It 80 hght thAt * Ofit weighs only
A mhark caught off Charlmmton had a pair of boot*, * balls snd a package of Sunday-
school ticket

of her childre
mid. " I nebber
until the end of tho year haa been granted within th# lamt few dmym by the MetropoLton Board, on an undertaking, which it u stated has been given, that the building will be completed within tha extended timo which has been granted. It is stated that a number of wealthy capitalists in the City arm interested in the completion of thm building.
A Baizy Will.—The Ems* dassa* AVici states that one of the shortest wills ever known has j ust been proved in the Lewes Probate Court. It contains only nine words, and is to the following effects :—" Mrs. - is to have all when I die."
Railwat Acctoect ix Canada.—An accident has occurred on the New Brunswick Railway in consequence of a train having loft the track. Three persons were killed and several injured* some being badly burnt in one of the carriages

i&d a vmasbl.—The Wyoming (s) aru veil si queens town on (the 14th inst. from New York. It is reported that a fire broke-out on board amongst the cargo, and continued burning for four day*. She has several feet of water in her fore compartment, which was pumped in to extinguish the
Dbath or tli* cuamriox or thb Cltdx.—The death is announced of James Blair, of Gourock, the champion sculler of the Clyde. Blair'a first effort to obtain tho championship wis made about 12 years ago against William Harvey, of Greenock, whom he beat, lie afterwards pulled against Colqahoun Campbell, of Glasgow, beating him also, and ever since has held tha championship of the Clyde.
Sad Collibbt Fatautt. — An old man named Mollart has been killed at Earl Granville'a coal pit, near Henley. He wa* working in a seam of ironstone, when' a very heavy fall of roof took place, and the old man w»s crashed beneath it. After considerable labour he wa* extricated, but hi* rib* were crushed and protruding, and he died in great agony. A similar accident occurred in tha earn* mine recently.
Thb Peon-Law Auditor a*d th* Woods* Lao. —At the meeting of the Greenwich .Boord of Guardian*. a letter waa read from the Local .Government Beard, stating, in reply to a communication, that £1, the chaige made for a wooden leg for an inmate of the workhouse, could be charged to the metropolitan common poor fund. The poor-law auditor aome months ago, upon auditing the aooounta of the.union, refused to allow the aovmmgn on the" ground that a wooden lag was " furniture," and not, a* dmorihed in the account*, "surgicalappliance." Several communication*-have named between tha Local Government Board and the guardians, and on the receipt of th* letter th* guardian mxpiemmed him plaaaure tha matter waa at laat emitted.
bom* yenrs past my fn,
Admiral W. H. Smythe name In contact will SU , Ihwmaa llaidy (the Captain Hardy of Kelacn'm fiag-"hip), aad inquired of Urn aa to tha accuracy of thi* report. He replied d&Hnctly that Nalaon did wear ! the decorated coat, and that ha (Captain Haidv) did reproaent to Nelson the danger, but that the character ' of Nelson'* reply waa materially different from that ( reported.. Ha only replied peevidUy, 'Thl* I* not -time to talk of changing coat*.' I heard tMm fit my fnend* v*ry *oou after thair Interview with ( Thomas Hardy. I think it probable that Nelson wi at tha Uma, In great auuiaty. The hoatile fieet lay a deep horaeahoe form, open to windward. Y amaller Dntiab ficat. In two nearly equal divialona, I advanced m nearly parallel linm Into tho homeahoe. I Tbo wind fell to a very light breoae, and tha British advance waa vary alow. During thiaHma the Britlah
u•' exP°*®^ 10 * heavy fire from the enemy, which they could not return. Had tha wind aunk to calm, the British fleet might have perithed. There
remained however «yiough of breeze to carry them on, " -f.
Hoaomorom Anrauxmut.—A rammrkabla example is on rocord of a person who allowed himself to oo hanged for thaamuaemeutefanandience. Anaecount of him u given in tho Unett. The man's real name was John Harnshxw, but he performed throughout L 'gland under the high-sounding professional title of MonamurGoffa. Hawmaanathbta,audamongcther feat* it was customary with.him to exhibit the procea* of haagmg. In l&la performance ha mliad for aacurity on the muscles of the neck and throat. He had a rope with a fixed knot which could not alip, and passed both ends of the loop up behind ono oar. Tho whole act was managed so adroitly that he prevented any prrasure of the rope on the windpipe or jugular veins, and could even sustain a weight of 150lbs. in addition
acioua, being luckily rescued each time. Dr. Cbowne,
A negimm, *peaking of on was lighter coloured than thi could ^ar that brat, oaum he *how dirt mc._
Somobody, in dmcribing a beautiful lady, **v* *h# a*-n he* that a painter might Itother
n broad face that!
It waan't auch a had notico on tha part of a glover who hung up in hia ahoy the following placard: — " Ten thousand hands wanted immediately."
Whan a rsu haa triad everything and &und It will go where there la an echo, and
"Pa, hat the world got a tail P" aakad an urchin of hia father. "No, child," replied the father: "how could It have on* when it'a round P " " Well, why do tha paper* *ay "*o wmg* the world," If ltha*n t got a tail to wag ?'
Miss Martinmuu relates an anecdote, in her Ameri-can travels, of a clergyman, who was so strict a tem-perauce member, that he refused to drink wmtor out of the Brandy win* river, but he enjoyed the win*, sauce eaten with plum-pudding.
At one of the schools in Cornwall, tha inspector maaad tha childmn if tboy could quota muy teat of Scripture which forbade a man having two wivam. Oue of thm children magmly quoted In rmply the text, " No man can eerve two mastora."
The other day a town erivr took In charge a loet child, and proceeded to hunt up hie pareuta. On being asked by a lady what the matter wms, he replied : — " Here a an orphan child, madam, and I'm trying to find its parents."
A convict under aentence of death In New York tried to aue out a warrant againat thaahoriff.^mthe ground that that officer rharished da*ign* against his lif^ which he would carry out unl*** reetraihed by th* court at tha first opportunity.
" I believe that mine will bo the fafe of Abd," maid a devotod wife to her husband, ona day.—" How *oP" **ked her husband.—" Becauao Abel "waa killed :lub, and your club will kil) me, if you continue


editor of the deficianry of loading arti
?aper explains that
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. xdmg day wa, owing to an unu*ual number of du*l* which had accumulated on hi* hand*, until he waa obliged to glv* mu entire day to aettliug them.
'• Fellow-trabellers." said a nigger preacher. " ef I had been eoUn dried apple* for a week, an' den took to drmkiug wmkr tor a monf, I oonldn't feel more swelled up dan I am dim minnit wid pride and wauity at meein' much full tendance bar dim avmnin ."
A Wmtern (American) lady, who had been da-mertod by two conmecutive humbanda, haa contracted n third matrimonial alliance, which she hopes may be pwmansnt, with a gentleman whose leg* have been
A Chicago paper has a column headed " Birth*. Death*, Marnaga^ Divorce^ and Elopemsct*."
Thmi*a*p*CHnenof U*notmmunderth#lattwh*ud:
" Carthagv, umar OnrinnaltL Feb. 1, Mr*.
old, with a fat boy of 17.
i Horton. 38 yet
An old bachelor got married. FMtam day* after-
Awa knownommrinAuldBa*ki* wasculobrated
and being toaaed about it by a friend, he said. " Won, mon, there'* use harm done—I only took away tho body and brought back tha *p**rit!
Tha following corrrapondenc* is said to have taken plac* between a amschant and one of his clients:—. "Sir, your account has been standing for two years ; I must have it settled immediately."—Answer: — "Of, thing* usually do settle by standing; I regret that my account ia an exception. If it haa been standing too long, suppose you let it run a little."—H the answer waa not a. writ,-it ought to have been.
Court Plasters—Kiwes.
"That fallow * got into the wrong grave," said one gentleman to another, in a cemetery.—" How so