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Loss of 'Left Limbs in Battle.—Among the varieties of skilled labour in which the mechanical industry of Frenchmen, in combination with no small scientific ingenuity, has attained decided superiority, appears to be the manufacture of artificial eyes, noses, hands, arms, feet, and legs; a large demand for these articles has long existed in the export trade with transatlantic countries, but since the war in America. consignments of mechanical limbs form a most im- posing item in French shipments for New York. The Gourrier des Etats Unis, in its market reports, notices the brisk sale of human joints, quite outrunning the supply, legs and arms being in particular request, and neatly turned crutches of every pattern being quite at a premium. In the assortment of limbs shippers are put in possession of a very remarkable statistical result. There are on an average eight left arms and left legs required for every one of the opposite cate- gory and fighting men may at once account for that fact by the assault of the foe taking effect on the left side, where the right hand of the assailant must be always the most effective. Government Emigration—The emigrant ship John Temperley, 975 tons, Captain R. R. Liddle, be- longing to Messrs. Temperley, Carter, and Darke, London, which sailed from Plymouth on the 25th of April, arrived at Sydney, New South Wales, on the 1st of August, having on board 396 Government emigrants, under the care of Mr. Isaac B. Brown, surgeon superin- tendent, assisted by Miss Ellen Lee, matron. Four births and one death (a male adult) took place on the voyage. The Ocean Empress, 1,067 tons, Captain M'Donald, belonging to Messrs. James Baines and Co., Liverpool, sailed from Birkenhead on the 16th inst. for Sydney, with 341 emigrants, comprising 24 married couples, 136 single men, 116 single women, 34 children between one and twelve years, and seven infants, under the care of Mr. J. S. Ireland, surgeon superintendent, assisted by Mrs. Charlotte Wale, matron. Squaring the Circle.-Professor de Morgan narrates the following in the Athenaeum :•—" An agri- cultural labourer squared the circle, and brought the proceeds to London. He left his papers with me, among which was a letter to the Lord Chancellor, desiring his lordship to hand over forthwith one hun- dred thousand pounds, the amount of the alleged offer of reward. I returned his papers, with a note, stating that he had not the knowledge requisite to see in what the problem consisted. I got for answer a letter in which I was told that a person who could not see that he had done the thing should change his business, and appropriate his time and attention to a Sunday- school, to learn what he could, and keep the litle children from durting their close.' I also received a letter from a friend of the quadrator, informing me that I knew his friend had succeeded, and had been heard to say so." Duty off Tea .—Full benefit obtained by purchasing Horni- man's Tea in Packets: very choice, 3s. id. & is. High Stanc ard 4s. id. (fomerly 4s, 8d.) is the best imported. 2,280 Agent

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