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A POVERTY-STRICKEN BOARD.

LONDON FOGS.

NEW COUNTY-COURT RULES.

THE PHIDIAS STATUE.

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THE PHIDIAS STATUE. All who h:1d hoped that the statue the discovery of which was lately announced by the Mayor of At'Vhs wis one of Phidias's great masterpieces are d..otne l to disappointment. It is only a copy of one 'of his wuks. 12 times smaller than the original, and is finis d<<:ribed by Dr. rlrich Kohler, director of the tJerinrm Archaeological Institute in Athens:â" The Iirwly-fov.jid statue of Athena is a. faithful copy or the Pn-'henon fig-TIre by Phidias, and stands ⢠a, out one metre high. The god.less incli H; with her i le't h md on a shield, behind which lie, a snaho. The ti^ht at in i- supported by a pillar. The copyist n i? put in the lance nor the bas relief on the shield. The eerier .1 impre-sion is uncommonly harmo- nious; the execution of details betrays the r.i,.1 of origin to be the time of the Kmnana. The physiognomy gives an idea of the g jpi.;t of the original. The work produces the same V jnsi ressioti as a mediocre translation of some im- portant plkTn on a reader. The find is of consider- ø b I e .-cieiu i importance, as it brings us, for the first t m â¢. a facsimile approaching the masterpiece of P::dh^<, n-"i solves definitely several controversies on t!ie ietai!s of its appearance and composition."

ATTEMPTED MURDER AT PESTff.

IAFGHANISTAN.

AFFAIRS OF TURKEY. -

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