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THE IMAGINARY MIRROR OF PARLIAMENT.

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LEGISLATIVE BENEVOLENCE.—In consequence of the universal satisfaction afforded by the Dog-carts Bill, it is proposed to extend the same benevolent protection to some of the less powerful classes of the brute creation. An hon. member, we are informed, has it in contemplation to propose a measure for the suppression of a certain cruel and brutal exhibition, at which fleas are put into harness and compelled to draw carriages, and are treated with other wanton indig- nities. It is also rumoured that the dogs are about to form a trades union, for the purpose of petitioning Parliament against the further application of a law calculated to prove so fatal to their best interests as that which is already in force in the metropolis. As summer approaches it is proba- ble that many will go mad in consequence.— Times. A NOVELTY FUOII AFGHANISTAN.—Among the nume- rous trophies from the recent seat of war in the east, one of the most curious that has yet reached us is a bear (ursus Thibetanus) lately presented to the Surrey Zoological Gardens by Captain Alexander. It was captured while quite a cub by an officer of the 44th in the celebrated Khyber Pass, and has since shared with his captor all the vicissitudes of war, imprisonment, and victory. The only other individual of this species that has been seen alive in this country was a tenant of the Tower managery, about 18 years ago, and was afterwards sent to the King of Holland. It is the rarest of the ursine family, and differs in many im- portant respects from its congeners, having a remarkably thick neck, flat head, and large ears. The claws are parti- cularly weak, and not more than half the length of those of the other two species of bears known in India. The con- formation of the body is heavy and massive, clothed with a thick close fur of a glossy jet black in all parts, except a most singular-looking white patch under the throat, exactly resembling in shape the letter Y. In India it is considered to be ferocious in its habits, but that description does not apply to this specimen, which is very inoffensive, and fond of play after his rough fashion. He feeds on bread and fruits, and cannot be induced to touch meat either raw or cooked. BANKRUPTS—Friday.—Edward Messum, Portsea, brewer. Joseph Cooke, New-street, Dorset-square, upholsterer. George Clarke, Crawford-street, Bryanston square, boot- maker. Richard Boddington, Liquorpond-street, Hatton- garden, ironmonger. Charles Harrison, Red Lion-street, Holborn, victualler. Thomas Cheslett, Gracechurch-street, hosier. Robert Halls, Colchester, fishmonger. Joseph ■ Parry, Haverfordwest, draper. William Eccles, Much Woolton, Lancashire, grocer. Robert Dempsey Sothern, St. Helen's, Lancashire, ship-builder. Henry Laybourn, Har- tlepool, Durham, ship-broker. Samuel Wood and Sons, Birstal, Yorkshire, machine-makers. Thomas Bagshaw, Buxton, Derbyshire, innkeeper. Francis Allen, jun., Haughton, Staffordshire, brick-maker, Charles$C0tt, NewcasUc-yu^-Lvuie, carrier,

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HOUSE OF LORDS.

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BUTE DOCKS, CARDIFF.

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