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VARIETIES—GRAVE AND GAS.,

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MARWOOD, THE EXECUTIONER.

DEGREES FOR WOMEN.

THE CONVICT ORTON.

A SCOTCH DISSENTING MONUMENT.

THE COMIC PAPERS.

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STAMPS FOR TELEGRAPH MESSAGES.

,THE MARQUIS OF RIPON.

ENGLISH HOLIDAYS.

MR. GLADSTONE ON THE IRISH…

THE WRECK OF THE SCHILLER.

j THE BISHOP AND OMNIBUS DRIVER.

ALTERATIONS IN THE CIRCUITS.

AUTHORS' PROFITS.

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HORRIBLE CRUELTY TO A CHiLD.

AFFAIRS IN EGYPT.

DESPERATE FIGHT WITH A BEAR.

LESSONOF THE PRINCE'S TOUR.I

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COMFORTING TO HIS FRIENDS.

A FRENCH MONSTER.

LIFEBOAT AND ROCKET SERVICE.

WHAT THE "WORtD" SAYS.

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WHAT THE "WORtD" SAYS. (Notes by "Atlas.") must be a bold and a self-denying man who would decline the proffered hospitality of princes,though acceptance would in some cases seem to lead to difficulty. I hear that the Admiralty is about to take serious notice of a case in point, in which a certain rear-admiral, well known for the breadth of this humour is asserted to have recently left his station and taken Ms flag-lieutenant with him, in obedience to an invitation of the Prince of Wales. "Rim" quocunque tnodo Rim" is the Prince's motto but the Ad- miralty does net seem to see it in the same light. Medical men are beginning to complain seriously of the effects of riuking" on some of their patients. It is not a question of bruises or broken wrists or frac- tured arms; it is the terrible shaking endured when a violent fall en the asphalt takes place. There is not the least yielding, as in the case of real ice and tt is said that some ladies have already suffered severely from the consequences of these heavy falla, and may suffer still more hereafter. If the akaterianot of the strongest, the jar that the whole system suffers is said to be of the most serious descrip- tion. Any one who can invent a surface which will have all the elasticity of real ice will be pretty sure to bring all the fair worshippers of St. Rinque to his establishment. I may add that, notwithstanding the above facts, most doctors agree that nothing can be more healthy and invigorating than riuking, as long as people keep on their feet. Mr. J. L. Toole has addressed an important letter to the Lord Chancellor pleading in favour of the appoint- mentof a public prosecutor, in consequence of the success invariably attendant upon the representation ef the drama Wig and Gown." Mr. Jamraoh has been doing a good stroke of busi- ness. When the Tour da Monde en 80 Jours was first brought out at the Porte St. Martin, M. Larochelle, the manager of the theatre, applied to the great wild- beast dealer for an elephant to figure on his boards. A small one was offered for £240, or on hire at £2 a night. M. Larochelle declined to pin chase, fearing that the elephant might be a "white" one to him when the play had run its course, and agreed to pay .£2 per diem or rather, per noctem. But he had better have bought the beast outright, for the Tour du Monde has been played 400 nights so that Mr. Jamrach has received £800 for the hire of the elephant, and still hilS him to sell at about the same figure as a well bied weight carrier. He "trumpets" with quite a Parisian accent, and always has a glass of afciUitAebefovcdinner. There is one class of men who do not, I am told look on rinkualism with unmixed satisfaction, namely London doctors. Sir William Gull is said to have remarked recently that Prince's cost him B500 a-year as there were so far fewer lackadaisical" young ladies who" didn't quite know what was the matter with them (a very paying class) among his patien s rince the opening of the establishment in Hans-place and its Imitators. On the other hand, surgeons, of course riew the rink movement with great g'ee. And so' oddly enough, do the makers of real" or ice skates, who find the number of their customers greatly inoreased by rinkualism direotly a frost sets in, the fair sex indulging in the idea that if you con skate on asphalt, ice is easily con,pie.ed. Ifthecotd weather lasts, we shall see some very pretty falls of the fair figurantes, I rather fancy. By the wav whilst writing of rinks, may it be asked, in ali humility, what is the sense of the rule at Prince's which forbids members from introducing male ac- quaintances but allows them to bring in a certain num- ber of friends of the fair sex in the year ? If there are objectionable" men who might be brought within the sacred precincts, surely there are at least as many U objectionable persons of the female persuasion; and, on the old rule of corruptio optima pessima, an objectionable she is ten times worle than an objection- able he. The mixture of things spiritual and temporal in the Guardian is ofttimes not. a little amusing The follow- ing from its advertisement columns (January 12) is bv no means a bad specimen Buller wanted in a moderate sized country-house, where a footman and page are kept. He must thoroughly understand his duties, have an unexceptionable character from his former master; of the Church of England, understand hunting-things, and if he cannot brew he must be Willing to be taught. Direct to —— The combi- nation of Church of Englaud, understanding hunting, comical learm,,g brewi"g. «t''kes one as madly The ItaJian journalists are sounding the praises of Miss Anna Eyre, a young English lady possessing a TO,ce. "ho has just made a highly success- ful dehUt at one of lhe principal Italian theatres. The newspaper poets have printed ode upon ode in honour ofthe young Englishwoman, who will probably make an •arjy appearance in London. In last week's World I gave an instance of the way In which West-end tradesmen fee servants who bring them orders; here is another ease: A well known M.c.H., who has a weakness for dressing like his studgroom went into a saddler's and ordered two suits of horse clothes, adding that they were to be sent to —— Priory (his own address). "Oh, you are Mr. H.'s man," laid the aaddler. Here is half-a-sovereign for you try and bring us some more orders." The M.F.H. pocketed the coin, and says, when he tells the story, I order my saddlery myself now." Comment is needless, si?.™ most people that the first Fugitive Slave Circular had its ration d itre in a communication r° tJ?e governing authorities at home by Lord ■ j 1 f ne V,cer°y. whose retirement came so •J1. ? j ."f0!1 excepting the readers of this journal, .^5 ? action in the matter in consequence of difficulties experienced by the commanders of British vessels m the Persian Gulf. The law officers oftht Crown, as I wrote at the outset of the business, had nothmg to do with the drawing up of the first circular, although the document was submitted to them p r* forma.

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