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CURIOUS ELECTRICAL PHENOMENA…

THE GREAT INTERNATIONAL RIFLE…

BURGLARY BY BOYS.

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A PARIS FAIR.

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A PARIS FAIR. The Paris correspondent of a contemporary, describ- ing a fair two days ago at St. Cloud, states, that throughout the whole fair he detected a spirit of gambling. "I do not speak of actual roulette, which, under pretence of knives and purses, was really played for sous. I saw one man win three times on the yellow-the gross stake being, perhaps, twenty-four halfpence-and when he asked for payment in money instead of goods for his third coup, the keeper of the table, tearing his hair, exclaimed, Death of my life, now I am miserable! and thou, brigand and pig, dreamest only of hard cash!' But the spirit was everywhere. You shot at a little figure, and if you hit it, won a glass jug. You raffled for an ink- stand, and were 'within one' of getting that useful article. It was five to one in maccaroons that you did not throw that ball down that old woman's throat. Trapeze was played for stakes of hardware, roulette for china and glass, and finally it was a live rabbit to a sou that you did not knock down those two little pegs with that one little ball." The dancing, however, was the event of the day. There were half-a-dozen temporary ball- rooms, lighted, decorated, and floored quite as well as Mrs. Inigo Jones's when she gives her best ball of the season; and these were all as full-at the ridiculously small charge of one penny- as that lady's reception-rooms, and I dancing was kept up to a late hour.' Le bal Will's was the dance par excellence, and there, as soon as ever the sun had gone down, I music arose with its voluptuous swell'—perhaps there was a trifle too much trumpet-and all dancing Paris crowded in to chase the glow- ing hours with flying feet,' and then go off as fast as those same flying feet could take them to catch the last train back to Paris. Altogether, it was a highly successful festival, and closes the era of summer files with great eclat."

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