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DISCOVERY of a SHIPWRECKED…

THE TWO AMBASSADORS.

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iPEACE OR WAR WITH THE GREEKS.

AMERICAN HUMOUR. *

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AMERICAN HUMOUR. The following entry appeared a short time since in the register of a Chicago hotel: J. B. Strafford and father, Buffalo." A San Francisco paper prints an advertisement which reads Wis, if this catches your eye, write, as we think you are dead." The paper has an extensive circula- tion, but it is doubtful if it reaches the proper locality in case the advertiser's fears are well founded. Speaking of the sentiment—"She who rocks the craále rules the world," an American paper says: In this section she is generally a coloured girl, and we don't believe a word of it." This ia the way the American Belle at Raleigh elevates her dress. Planting her left foot square on the ground, she gives a sudden kick with the heel of the right foot, and the tail is instantly elevated to its position in the right hand, extended to receive it. Every dog that steps into the street in New York is now compelled by law to wear a string not more than four feet long, and have a responsible person at the other end of it. The reason of this arrangement is, that if the dog should wish to go mad while out, it will have some one to lead it home. A North Carolinian, annoyed by two men outside disputing, quietly got out of bed and shot both dead, then wrapped the drapery of his couch about him, and laid down to pleasant dreams. Mark Twain in his ode to the nightingirl says :—Of all the birds that please me most with their lays, the most so is the hen. A Philadelphia judge and punster observed to another judge on the bench that one of the witnesses had a vegetable bead. How so ? was the inquiry. He has carrotty hair, reddish cheeks, a turn-up nose, and a sage look." Mr. James Russell Lowell is reported as telling this story about his butcher—"One morning the man expatiated upon the loveliness of the moonlight of the night before, and, just as the poet was thinking that he had done him an injustice in never having given him credit for refinement of soul, the butcher added, the night was so fine I could not sleep, and had to get up and kill some sheep 1"

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REVOLTING MURDER IN FRANCE.

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THE BRITISH FLEET AT BESIKA…

SUICIDE OF A BLUE COAT BOY.

MR. ALBERT GRANT'S MANSION.

ESCAPE OF A TIGER FROM A TRAIN.…

THE LORD CHANCELLOR ON COFFEE…

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