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MOUNT ETNA IN ERUPTION. !

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RUSSIAN SUNDAY SCHOOLS.

A LETTER FROM MR. LONGFELLOW.

A TEMPERANCE DEMONSTRATION.

EARTHOUAKES. '

THE ATTACK UPON MOIROSI'S…

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THE CITY OF PEKING.

A LOBSTER'S BLOOD. ;

PROTECTION AND THE FARMERS…

THE LATE FAMINE IN CHINA.

TBE FARMERS' ALLIANCE.

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THE BALLOON EXPEDITION TO…

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THE BALLOON EXPEDITION TO THE NORTH POLE. The proposed balloon expedition in search of the North Pole has now been fully described by the promoter, Commander Cheyne, who in orgamamg committees to coUect the necessary £30,000 (says the Graphic ) The Expedition would first pene- trate aa far as possible by steamer and sledges, but if the spring sledging should prove useless or dangerous, then in the first week in J un8- a time considered by Commander Cheyne, from pre- vious observation, to be the most favourable as re- gards the wind-three balloons would start from near the ship, laden with seven passengers, all necessary apparatus, dogs, and provisions for fifty-one days- amounting in all to a weight of about three tons. He reokons that the Pole would be reached in thirty or forty hours, and after spending sufficient time at the long- desired goal to take scientific observations, the return-journey would be made according to cir- cumstances." Commander Cheyne has managed to obviate the difficulty of descending without loss of gas by using an apparatus to expand and compress the gM at will, and by manipulation of the gas he can uT hills met with, and choose the re- altitale for a favourable air-current. This q carted out, the Expedition would Ktoavow to coast round Northen Greenland, where they would probably spend another winter, and would hope to return vid Spitzbergen.

CUTTINGS FROM AMERICAN PAPERS.

EPITOME OF NEWS.

A "JOURNEY TO THE TOMBS."

THE VISIT OF AMERICAN TROOPS…

A NEW YORK 11 KITCHEN-GARTEN."…

TIDY ANTS.

NEW MEXICO.

THE SINKING OF THE AVA.

THE STATE OF AGRICULTURE.