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CETYWAYO AS A CAPTIVE.

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AN UNEXPECTED ENEMY.

A ZULU ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLE…

THE REVIVAL OF TRADE IN AMERICA.

A FORMIDABLE WAR SHIP.

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MR. CROSS ON THE POLICY OF…

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THE CORN TRADE.

THE POSTAGE OF THE WORLD.

CINCHONA CULTIVATION IN CEYLON.

THE METEOROLOGICAL REPORTS.

PROPOSED MONUMENT TO CAPTAIN…

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CO-OPERATION AMONG WORKING…

NATIONAL THRIFT.

INFORMATION ABOUT TIMBUCTOO.

A STATUE TO JOSEPH MARIE JACQUARD.

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INDIAN GRAVES IN AMERICA.

THIRTY PERSONS POISONED.

RAILWAY DISASTER IN AMERICA.

CUTTINGS FROM AMERICAN PAPERSI

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CUTTINGS FROM AMERICAN PAPERSI Amongst the sentimentals recently published is a ballad, which begins: Who will come above me sighing, When the grass grows over me 2" We can't say positively who, but if in a rural district it may probably be the cow. A Minneapolis painter received an order from a restaurateur topatnta sign wih the word "Oysters 'ta various Jangaa es, so that a mm of any nationality might understand that that was the puee to get bivalves. The painter went to work and made tlie tgji raad, American, Dutch, Norwegian, and French oysters." Oa the wall of a railroad-atation in Indiana is posted this notice Loatlng In this room is strictly forbidden and must be observed. A society for the suppre?ir>n of slang has been formed among the pupils of the (itrls' Higft tic tout ..I San Francisco. Said a reporter to one of its mnnb<r>, "Your objee; Is a praiseworthy one. Do you thiuk it will succeed in eradica- ting conversational slang V 8a:d she, You bet! "Where have yon bpen, Caesar?" "Oh, sab, I've been down to Mr. Pushpulls I" 11 Wb¡;re? There isn't any such name." Why, it's written up on 116 door, cap'n. One side ob de door it says 'Push,' and de oder it says I PAU.I. Ain't dat Pushpull A woman went to a circus in Terre Haute, Indiana, accompanied by eleven children, and when a neighbour asked her where the old man was, she said he was at home taking care of the children. Another neighbour called at the house, and seeing the old mau trying to amuse nine young ones, asked where fha old lady WliS. He said he had let her go to the circus with the children. They were playing Buffixlo ZJÜl at the Denver Opera House One of the tab'.e uxx was the Mountain Meadow massacre, illuminated by glaring coloured llames. Someone surreptitiously mingled a quantity of red pepper with the material for producing tinted dime, and the mixture spat- tered, flashed, splashed, sparkled, hissed, crackled, and flew in fiery, blistering showers, over the hands and faces of the dead, whose vitality was restored in a miraculously natural manner. One of the murdered women, who lay upon her back very dead, revived with a startling suddenness" other corpses wrirhed, rolled, fl lpped, howled, aud groanedl No man can go down into the dangeon of his ex- perience, and hold the torch of truth to all the dark chambers and hidden cavities, and not come up with a Bhudder and a chill as he thinks of the time when he under- took to talk politics with the deaf old father of his first sweetheart, while the girl was present hereelf. A Detroit citizen, who was doing same marketing, had his attention attracted to a boy about twelve years of age, who seemed anxious to get hold of one of the many big water-melons piled up In the market. It seemed like a good chance to sow a seed in the lad's mind, aud the citizen beckoned the boy, and queried, My son, would you like to steal one of those melons?" "Yes, sir," was the prompt reply. You would, eb? I am sorry to hear that. It yotc should steal one of those melons, my boy, do you know what the result might be ? The lad scratched his head, surveyed the pile again, and answered, I 'spect the plaguy thing would be green all the way thronsh t" A Southern nigger, arrested with chickens in hie sack, declared, "De man dat put 'm dar was notrenot mine." A Washington belle is thus pleasantly and enthusi. astically described by an American correspondent "Shols a lovely girl," he says, with satiny hair, very pure com- plexion, sea-shell-tiuted in the cheeks, and enough, of the family nose to give character to her face. There it not a curl or a crimp, nor a sign of an abbreviated look about her, but the bands of her pale, luxuriant hair brushed smoothly m back, and done up in a Greek knot, fastened with a tortoise- shell comb. She moves wi h willow grace and looks and walks the gentle, unmistakable lady, the breath of peace upon her lips, the shine of an undisturbed quiet in her starry eyes." A scene of much patriotic and commercial interest is reported from the locality where the United States gene- ral Is chasing Jhe Indians when it is not the reverse way ol the thing. Ttle came up to a farm where a poot German was crying aq he had been just perusing Goethe's sorrows of Werther, or Dans Breitmim's Party. "WQats the matter, my miu," exclaimed the general. Mr pantaloons, general. II Well. my man, much kicked. eh 1. not a bole In them, I trust?" "No, general, the Indians has a hole twelve pair of my new pants." "Sorry for your loss, my man, but haven't time to talk about « ?Jf ■ ,w.e can catch up with these demons we'll stop tneir devilries for good and all." Yes, I know, general, Know, eagerly whispered the man, hanging desperately*9 T !!i stirrup, "but when you come up with Indians with my new pants on, for kraclous sake, general* tell the soldiers to shoot high 1" An American naturalist, while investigating tbtll causes and%ffect of the poison of a wasp-sting, nobly dele'' mined to make himself a martyr to science, and according^ handed his thumb to an impatient Insect he had caged in J bottle. The wasp entered Into the martyr business wlØ great deal of spirit, and backed up to the thumb with abruptness which took the scientist by surprise. He was deeply absorbed In the study of remedies that he forgoty" make any notes, but his wife wrote a paragraph in his nOW book for the benefit of science, that the primary effect of wasp-sting is abrupt and terrible-and such words

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