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JVABIHS AND HYDROPHOBIA.

A DISAPPOINTED BRIDEGROOM.

.DISASTERS AT SEA.I

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." THE PEACE TO CQMi-."

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LIFE IN LONDON: j 8IAD IX…

SEASIDE SWINDLERS.

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THURSDAY ISLAND.

JUDGES' CIRCUITS.'

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GOURDS. MARCH TQ philippof^HS;:

BREACH OF PROMISE CASE.

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THE MAWmrfTT.ATHle AND "GOD SAVE TIm Qunx.Lord Houghton, in a letter to the Times, says: The late Baron de Bunsen used to assert that the "Marseillaise" was an old South German, per- haps Alsatian, air adapted by Rpuget d'lsle on the reception of the Marseilles regiment at Strasburg, Whence it spread like wild-firt ,throughout France. I should be glad if this iupposition could be fairly examined. Having the volume of Bonget de l'lsle's compositions before me, I am strnek by the immense superiority of this upelody over all the rest, the only one that shorn anything of a similar vigour being the song qf the fabulous destruction of the Vengeur," the chorus of which, Mourons pour la patrie was attached to the Parisienne of 1830. Were this origin authen- ticated, the French might find some consolation in theIknowledge that (r Gdd save the King was com- posed by Lully, and first produced on the visit of Louis XIV. and Madame de Maintenon to the con- vent of the Desmdiselles de St. Oyr. Some. years after it was happily and unscrupulously appropriated by Dr. John -B&l or^saat of St. Paul's. Duzi. BETWEEN BBOTHMS-iN-LAw.—Qn the afternoon of the 12th of January, 1878, a duel was fought at the junction of the Atlantic and Georgia and Savannah and Charleston Railroads, three miles from Savannah, between Walter S. Harlsy, a lawyer, and Robert Fishbume, clerk of the County Court of Walterborough) South Carolina. The parties arrived by different trains, and proceeded to tne. ground in carriages, accompanied bytheir seconds and a surgeon. They fought at ten paees, with Golfs re- volvers. Barley expressed his intention in a note to his wife to in the air, and did so, Fishburne's pistol being discharged at the same time. Harley tell mortally wounded. He was brought by his second to the town and taken to an inirmary. The newspaper report, sent to New York in the even- ing, .aye-II Harley is dying to-night. The ball entered the right side, severed the bowels, and lodged in the abdomen. fishburne and his party returned home. The parties dre brothers-in-law, having married sisters. The difficulty originated about a difference in local politics. Both parties are Demo- crats. The offensive words used by Harley were, I You and W. R. Fishburne are mean and cheap copies of the Rhetts, without their brains or courage.' A re- fusal to retract the insult resulted in Fishburne chal- lenging Harley." HORRIBLE MATRICIDE.—At the Eure Assizes a man named Louchard was condemned to death for the murder of his mother, whose body he cut into pieces and threw into a quarry. His object was to obtain possession of her savings, and he had once asked a doctor whether a man charged with murdering his mother could inherit her property. He will be guillotined barefoot and in the costmne assigned to murderers of parents-viz., a long shirt and a black I veil round his head.

A JAPANESE EXHIBITIONS

THE'REMAINS OF QUEEN KATHARINE…

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