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PARIS FASHIONS.

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AFFECTION, INTREPIDITY, AND…

I AN EXCITABLE NEWSVENDOR.

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THE EXTRAOR DINARY CHARGE…

REWARDS FOR SAVING LIFE.

NOVEL FIELD SPORTS.

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NOVEL FIELD SPORTS. Mr. Buckland has lately been 6ndeavonriog to Incite the British sportsman to attack e whale. The sport would be likely to prove exciting enOUgh, as the" finner" has a habit of turning savagely upon his assailants and evaishilig their ~°*ts into minute fragments. This element. Of dmger is wanting, we believe, in porpoise hunting, pother sport recommended by Mr. Buckland, but thOae who like to have their pastimes flavotJred with peril can easily suit their tastes aHaon. £ ? of India. The recently-published gtatistical a^stract" of that country shows that no fe"er than 21)391 human beings were destroyed by wi'^ beasts and venomous snakes in a single year. The tiger not the chief offender among the /era, although deaths were attributed to his instrutf,eilts*|7* Tolves enjoyed the supremacy of their ^ctims numbering 1061, leopards slew 20^ bears eighty-four, hyenas sixty-eight, and elephants s>*ty-one. Much greater, however, was the destruc- tion of human life by snakes than by all the wild beasts of the forest. At least, so it would appear from this return, which gives 17,070 as the number of deaths due to snake-bite. Aø impres- sion exists among Anglo Indians that the natives sometimes conceal murder by poison under a pretence that the deceased had been bitten pj a venomous serpent. In all parts of the peninsula these reptiles abound, and vegetable poisons such as stramonium may be generally procured without the least difficulty. Perhaps it may be true, therefore, that the popular predilection for infanticide is some. times indulged in at the expense of the snft^e s good character. Even allowing for this, however# seems safe to estimate that the annual loss of huo°an I0,!0 India through wild beasts and snakes amounts to fully 15,000. Could not Mr. Buckland start an organised movement, after he has finished with the finner," to diminish this awful mortality among our fellow- Bubjects ?

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IA COLOURED BABY SHOW.

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ADDRESS OF THE EASTERN QUESTION…

TOWN AND COUNTRY.

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