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The AWFUL CALAMITY at SANTIAGO…

FASHIONS FOR FEBRUARY.

THACKERAY'S LAST WORK.

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TIDDY PRATT.

--._---._-INTERESTING LETTER…

A STRANGE PROBATE CASE.

CAREER OF A WONDERFUL MAN.

——— RAILWAY COMPENSATIONS.…

UNEQUAL COMPENSATIONS.

A DRAMATIC READING IN PARIS.

-----'i MR. BRIGHT'S EXPERIENCE…

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THE FOOD FOR POWDER!

BLESSING A RIVER IN RUSSIA;

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ATTEMPTED FRAUD ON UNDERWRITERS.

LIFE IN NEW YORK.

I THE DOGS' HOME.

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lltisoilmraras (lateral ftcte. SEIZURE OF THE "GERETY."—When the six rebel passengers seized the Gerety at sea she had 122 bales of cotton on board. The captain and crew were set adrift in a boat, and it is said that the steward, having made resistance, was killed. The new masters then painted off the proper name of the vessel, changing it to the Enreka-a rebel schooner. Being already fur- nished with a register, corresponding with the tonnage and quantity of cotton, by the rebel collector in the port of Brownsville, they steered for Belize, and entered under the British ensign, the authorities refusing to reo cognise the rebel flag, which they at first displayed. Here the cotton was immediately sold to a merchant, the parties receiving 7,000 dols. on account. An ar. rival from Sisal brought news of the piracy, when the captors of the Gerety decamped suddenly. The British authorities offer a reward of 500 dols. for the arrest of the leaders, named Hogg and Brown respectively. The cotton is on its way to England the schooner is safe at Belize, and the remainder of the money will be handed over to the proper owners. Five cotton schooners had arrived in Belize from rebel ports within a short time. and were preparing to run through the blockade on their return. MILITARY ENDURANCE.—A writer in the Washington Chvonicle says that the greatest power of endurance of such hardships as belong to a soldier's life belong to men over 35 years of age that men from 18 to 30 are ten times on the sick list where those older are only once; that the records of the hospitals around Washington develope the fact that, aside from surgical cases, the patients there under 35 are as 40 to 1 over that age consequently, a sound man of 40, and of temperate habits, will endure moro fatigue and hard treatment than one equally sound at the age of i 20. NAPOLEON TURNED SULKY !—In Paris it is said that the Emperor is more resolved than ever to take no active part in the Danish question, but to leave to England all the difficulties and all the glory of in* tervention. His Majesty feels no deep regret at what 1 has come to pass. England had her own way in Greek affairs, and she must now manage the best way she can with Danish. He considers it a just retribution for refusing to join the general Congress which he pro* posed. He will content himself with watching the course of affairs, and will act according to ciroum" stances. It is hoped that the English Cabinet will; i after all, revert to the idea of a Congress,-On this subject a correspondent writes:— I It must be confessed that France is indebted to her Emperor ( for a great weapon, which she now uses on every occasion. As a skilled fencer meets every pass and lunge of his ant a' gonist by a parry of his foil, so France now opposes the Congress to any advanc e made by England or, indeed, Europe, l THE WAY HE DOES IT !—The man who pay9 the largest personal tax in New York lives in the same house in which he kept a store for 50 years (says a New York paper). He washes himself in a tin pan in the backyard, whenever he does wash at all; takes a basket and goes out to buy a little food, whioh a woman in the house prepares for him. He sells no goods at present, but adds to his vast wealth daily by lending money on good security, being just as shrewd, keen, and close as ever he was, though he is j much beyond 70 years of age. A DUEL AFTER A BALL — A letter from Naples says:— The first grand ball given yesterday by Prince Humbert to the elite of Neapolitan society was most brilliant. More than 2,500 persons were preseut, and dancing was kept up to a late hour. The evening, however, was saddened by a regretable incident. A discussion, in which some sharp words were exchanged, led to a duel between the Duke de Sant' Arpino and Prince Colonna, brother of the Syndic of Naples. The cause of the duel was an act of forgetfulness which had involuntarily taken place with regard to the Princess de Maliterne, who, having danced in the quadrille with Prince Humbert, ought, according to etiquette, to have supped at the Prince's table. The Duke de Sant' Arpino having given his address to Prince Colonna, a meeting took place by torchlight in the villa of the Marquise de Salza at Pausilippe. The weapons chosen were cavalry sabres. The combat was very sharp, and lasted nearly five minutes.. The Prince was first touched in the breast, and the seconds interfered, but as no blood was drawn, the combat was continued. After a few passes, the Duke, feeling a certain resistance against his sabre, cried out that his adversary was wounded. The Prince declared that he felt nothing, and was eager to continue but at that moment blood was seen streaming from his arm, and the medical men declared that the wound was severe enough to put an end to the affair. The combatants, old friends of twenty years' standing, then shook hands r THACKERAY (IN MEMORIAM).—We had our differences of opinion. I thought that he too much I feigned a want of earnestness, and that he made a pretence of undervaluing his art, which was not good for the art that he held in trust (writes Charles Dicker- in the CornhiU Magazine). But. when we fell upon thes topics, it was never very gravely, and I have a lively image of him in my mind, twisting both his hands in hia hair, and stampingabout, laughing, to make an end of the discussion. When we were associated in remembrance of the late Mr. Douglas Jerrold, he delivered a public lecture in London, in the course of which he read his L very best contribution to Punch, describing the grown- I up cares of a poor family of young children. No one < hearing him could have doubted his natural gentleness, or his thoroughly unaffected manly sympathy the weak and lowly. He read the paper cally, and with a simplicity of t^ tainly moved ore of his audien. presently after his stp"-i: ..t place he had disp note (to which he urging me to co tell them whom h< than two of the el. thought there migh heard of me." He tioned with a re. failure, which was good humour. Ht and an excellent i once asking me wit W "n to Eton, whe tl— I le"J" 1),g he did in wantiiig instantly 1 of this when I loo. I laid there, for I locv J of a boy to whom L t < I'