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THE FRENCH BANK-NOTE FORGERIES.…

CAROLINE GRAVIERE.

A LEECH BAROMETER.

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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 RUSSIAN BALTIC Fi.BBT.-We are in.. formed that the following six Russian frigates have been ordered to prepare for an "ocean cruise" the moment navigation in the Baltic opens: The Admiral Tchitchagoff, the Admiral Spiridoff, the Admiral Greig, the Admiral Lazareff, the Prince Pojarsky, and the Peter the Great. The four "Admirala" are vessels of the Monarch type, with a length of 260ft, a breadth of 436ft., and a draught of 19ft. Each is provided with engines of 1800-horse power, and carry, the two former armour-plating of lijin. thickness at the waterline, and the two latter 5in. The Tehitchagoff and Spiri- doff are armed with four 36-ton guns apiece, and the Greig ana Lazareff with four 26-ton guns. Their displacement is 3430 tons apiece. The Pojarsky is a much older vessel, but she has the advantage over the rest in the fact that her engines are quite new, having been placed on board only last autumn. It is 280ft. long, 49ft. broad, has engines of 1800-horse power indicated, carries ten 12-ton guns, and 4Jin. of armour. The particulare of the Peter the Great are too well known to be repeated, but we may mention that she carries 14in. of armour and four 36-ton guns. When she went into dock last autumn her hull was very spongy," and nearly all her cylinders were cracked. A RESERVE OF HORSE-FLESH NEEDED. Ii has been officially announced (says the Observer) thai the Second Army Corps is fully equipped for foreign service. Special stress is laid upon the fact that the corps possesses its full complement of horses. The truth is that the Govemmmt agents have attended every market and fair, and have bought up every likely looking steed. The dealers' yards have also been laid under contribution, with a 'result to the public purse that can easily be imagined. It is now suggested that this horse-lovuur, horse-breeding, and horse-racing country should import its horses. No doubt we can obtain horses of a certain class from Canada, South America, and the Cape, but it is scarcely necessary to say that the great need of the present, and also of future, time is a reserve of horseflesh. Importation is well enough for the supply of omnibus and draught horses generally, but for military purposes we must be able to rely upon something nearer home. PRINCESS BEATRICE, the youngest child of her Majeety, has completed her 21st year, having been born on the 14th of April, 1857. How TO PRONOUNCE <F SCHOUVALOFF."—The Examiner says: It is much to be desired that the House of Commons could make up its mind as to the pronunciation of Count Schoutaloff's name. Some members call him Scheuvaloff"; a few describe him as Schovalow"; one or two speak of him as Shoveloff while one member the other night con. vulsed the House by alluding to him as Lord Schou- valoff." The House of Commons should not allew itself such license as distinguished a drama which appeared on the London stage some ten years ago and in whieh the name of the Duke de Choiseul, who appeared in it, was pronounced some fifteen different ways, from chisel to "ehuzzle." DOG LICENSES.—All persona ab present hold- ing 53. licenses to keep a dog will be exempt from the new duty of 7s. 6d. until December 31st next, but in a few days the executive will issue no other than 7s. 6d. licenses for the current year.

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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