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i_TRIAL BY TURKEY.

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TRIAL BY TURKEY. A question between landlord and tenant in Ireland has just been decided by appeal, not to an assistant barrister, but to a turkey. The landlord, going for his rent, was told he need not trouble himself to call, because the turkey had decided that he was "a done man." A meeting had been held in the house. A table was placed in the middle of the floor and the turkey psit upon it. The company then formed a circle round the table, and the turkey was asked by the defendant whether the landlord would lose his case. The bird nodded to intimate that he would — had the answer been unfavourable the creature would have turned away. And the turkey was right, for two arbitrators who were appointed found that no rent was due. Of course the magi- strate thought such superstition shocking in the "nineteenth century," but, to our thinking, a turkey on a table is as likely to give a fair answer as a table without a turkey, and yet the latter is consulted by educated people of this enlightened age. -Echo. CUNARD ROYAL MAIL STEAMERS. FROM LIVERPOOL TO NEW YORK, DIRECT, AND TO BOSTON, DIRECT. Tripoli. Calabria. Aleppo. Tarifa. Abyssinia. Scotia. Russia. Java. Algeria. Cuba. China. Malta. Nemesis. Samaria. Siberia. Palmyra. The Cunard Royal Mail Steamers sail every Tuesday and every Saturday, and have superior accommodation for Cabin and Steerage Passengers at reduced rates. For rates of freight or passage apply to D. & C. MAC IVER, 1, Rumford-street, Liverpool. A WEALTHY merchant, who had become a bankrupt, was met, some time after his misfortune, by a friend, who asked him how he was going on. Pretty well," said he, I am upon my legs again." How already ?" Yes; I have been obliged to part with my carriage and horses, and must now walk." STABLES AND STABLE FITTINGS.—Awarded the Medals of England, France, and Ireland. TJsed by Royal Families of j England, France, and Austria. ST. PASMS&AS IJBON-WOBK I COMPANY, Old Saint Paacras-road, Lonnoar4 N.W. (

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