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i PONTYPOOL WILL CASE.

FRIDAY.

ICAIN AND ABEL.

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I CAIN AND ABEL. It is pleasant to note that Cain and Abel are alive and comfortable. Both are doing well. There is much to militate against it. First, there is history. Then there is the picture in this year's Academy. If the latter chef d'eeuvre is not warranted to kill at 40 paces like Russian butter, it is at any rate calculated to briRg on a fit of awful depression. But perhaps Cain and Abel are not artistic. This is as likely as not. The two gentlemen (says the Sportsman) live at Pontefract, where an election petition has been heard this week. Mr Abel Burnell was being examined, and was asked if there was nobody else of the same name. Had he no sons, in- quired Mr Justice Hawkins. The witness ad- mitted that he had some. But he had adopted another kind of cognomen for the younger gene- ration. He had, however, a brother Cain. On hearing the fact, the Court bf gan to hold its sides. It was funny, we admit. But why will godfathers and godmothers do these things ?

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