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THE FRENCH BANK-NOTE FORGERIES.…

CAROLINE GRAVIERE.

A LEECH BAROMETER.

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A LEECH BAROMETER. Some of the lower animals are particularly sensitive to changes of weather, and by their movements and habits foretell impending variations of temperature and barometric fluctuations. The leeeh has long been known as one of these. A correspondent of the Stimtifio America*»gives the following simple way of making a "leech barometer." Take an eight-ounce phial, and put in it three gills of water and a healthy leech, changing the water in summer once a week, and in winter once a fortnight. If the weather is to be fine, the leech lies motionless at the bottom of the glass, and coiled together in a spiral form if rain may be expected, it will creep up to the top of its lodgings, aad reomin there till the weather is settled; if we are to havewind, it will move through its habitation with amatnng swiftness, and seldom goes to rest till a high wind begins; if a remarkable storm of tbunder and rain is to succeed, the leech for some days before will remain almost continually out of water, and show great uneasiness in violent throes and convulsive- lik* motions. In frost, as in clear, summer-like weather, the leech lies constantly at the bottom; and in snow, as in rainy weather, it moves to the very mouth of the phial. The top should be covered over with a piece of mnslin.

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rHE CONVICT OUTBREAK AT IS…

THE THIRLMERE WATER SCHEME.

A RIVAL TO POET CLOSE.

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THE FENIAN PRISONERS.

THE SWITZERS AND SPRING.

CHEAPSIDE IN THE OLDEN TIME.

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THE PROPOSED AGRICULTURAL…

EMBALMING.

THE YANKEE PRIVATEER.

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RUNNING THE BLOCKADE AT CRETE.

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THE COST OF WAR. -

CHANGES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN…

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CANADA.

PENNY BANKS.

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