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PROFESSOR HUXLEY ON THE PEDIGREE…

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CHE GOVERNMENT EDUCATION BILL.

TERRIFIC STORM AT NEW YORK.

A JEWISH DEDICATION SERVICE…

THE "PECULIAR PEOPLE" AGAIN.

AN INVITING COLONY.

SUICIDE IN A PRIVATE LUNATIC…

SPUTTEBINGS FROM JUDY'S PEN.

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---CHOOSING A WIFE.

CUTTINGS FROM AMERICAN PAPERS.

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CUTTINGS FROM AMERICAN PAPERS. Boston, Massachusetts, has recently been visited by a snowstorm, which the journals of that city pronounce a success." Two leading newspapers in Portland, Me., are engaged in a protracted quarrel about a misplaced comma. There seems to be no other point to it. Last year 14.000 patients were taken out in America one is absolutely and seriously declared to have been for an apparatus to prevent snoring. A young lady who went to see Hackett in The Merry Wives of Windsor was anxious to know which was Mr. Windsor, as she did not see his name printed 8n the bilL They have a curious style of love-making out West, for a paper there says, The young people who were seen feeding each other, dove fashion, over a gate-post the other evening, had better be a little more cautious in the future." An oratar holding forth in favour of woman, dear, divine woman," concluded thus :—" Oh, my hearers, depend upon it, nothing beats a good wife." I beg your pardon,' replied one of his auditors, a bad husband does." The New York Tribune says :—" Miss Allie H. James on has been appointed a notary public at Marsh all town, Iowa. When she administers oaths and holds out the book to be kissed, we hope no mistake will he made." An editor, describing a steamboat, said, She had twelve berths in the ladies' cabin." "How horrible ex- claimed an old maid, on reading this sentence. What a squalling there must have been A New Albany lover, knowing a savage dog was kept on the premises by his sweetheart, took an equally fero- cious cur with him the other night, and set the two fighting. While the old man was separating the animals, the lovers eloped out of the back door. A specialist physician thus appeals to the aiuicted The time must come when no angel of mercy can bring you relief! In ne case has Dr. —— failed of success." This ac- knowledged superiority of Dr. —— over angels of mercy ought to drive the latter class out of the profession. At a temperance meeting in Buffalo a few nights ago a lady dec.'ared it her firm belief that it was a grave sin for parents to allow their young children to use condiments, and inveighed against the long category of sin and crime which may be traced back to the immoderate use of mustard. At Cheyne, lately, a missionary preached on a dry-goods box, and his choir sat in a buggy. The horse got frightened and ran away with the choir. Could not that horse be brought East ? It would command a large price," for we must observe, as our contemporary forgets, that it ran away with the missionary also. An Illinois upholsterer sent the following entertain- ing note to a sick man:—" Dear Sir,—Having positive proof that you are rapidly approaching death's gate, I have, there- fore, thought it not imprudent to call your attention to the inclosed advertisement of my abundant stock of ready-made coffins." The first chapter of a Western novel has the follow- ing :—" All of a sudden the fair girl oontinued to sit on the sand, gazing upon the briny deep, on whose heaving bosom the tall ships went merrily by, freighted—ah who can tell with how much of joy and sorrow, and pine lumber and emi- grants, and hopes and salt fish ?" Last year the American internal revenue assessors got some funny answers to the questions printed on their blanks. For instance, to the question, Had your wife any income last year?" one person replies, "Yes, one boy." Another, Her husband's love, and as much money from him as she wants, but no other income." Another, Yes, twins —both well; willing to be taxed for them I"

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