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A GOOD FRIDAY PILGRIMAGE.

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HOPING FOR THE BEST.

SEA MONSTERS.

"RATTING" IN FRANCE.

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"RATTING" IN FRANCE. Our lively neighbours" at Paris are really becoming Anglo-maniacs that we quite expect to hear of their en- deavouringshortlyto import London fogs tothe banks of the Seine, and to replace M. Cfaevreau by Sir John Thwaites. Not content with introducing horse-racing and pigeon-shooting into France, they have lately opened a rat-killing establishment in the Champs Elyseea, where MM. les petits crexti are enabled to see rats s'ain with the greatest ekill and rapidity by small boule territrs." As umal they have improved on English ideas in Paris, and the pit in which the un- fortunate rats are put to de^Jh is surrounded by mirrors so arranged that the victims are enabled to see the last of themselves before giving up the ghost. On Thursday the Prince Imperial honoured the the newly-opened institution with a visit, and ex- exressed great delight at tbe exploits of a small English terrier named Coquette, which destroyed twenty- eight rats in a minute* But, in spite of the Imperial patronage, the Societe Protectrice des Animaux attempted on Saturday to stop the much admired ratting sports. Having appealed to the Mirister of Justice, they were referred by him to the Prefect of Police, who gravely informed the deputation that there were a great many million rats in Paris, that the said rats did an immense deal of damage in the sewers, &c., and that really killing such noxious animals was a very meritorious act. And with this answer the Sùciété Protectrice was obliged to content itself. As, however, all the rats used for the delight of the Parisian public are first caught in the sewers and thence brought in traps to the Champs Elysdes to await their hte, it might have been thought that it would have been simpler to have knocked them on the head at once without the intervention of the boule. terriers.

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