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POLITICAL GOSSIP. --

loXTERATURB AMD THE ARTS.…

SPORTS AND PASTIMES. -—♦—

HINTS UPON GARDENING. -------

TOPICS OF THE WEEK. --+-

RAVEN SUPERSTITIONS.

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Murder in Canada.—On Sunday, the 28th of May, a respectable'farmer of the name of Moouin went to church with his family at the villa era nf r „ prairie, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, in the district of Montreal, leaving his house and two young children in charge of two women servants. In his absence a man named Bcrraan, or Brist, who has been in the United States army, and was formerly known at the house went there, shot one of the servants and one of the children, robbed the house of 500 dollars, set fire to it, and fled to the woods. The affair has caused great excitement in and about Montreal, where there is some apprehension as to the results of the disbandment of the United States army, especially as it has been rumoured that the soldier is to be allowed to retain his arms as a tropbv of the war.. ±he Brigands and the French Troops.—A recent letter from Rome gives an account of a late skirmish between the French troopa and brigands near Ceprano. A small detachment perceived a wo- man drying linen in the sun near the river.Lizi. This woman, when questioned by the officer commanding the detachment, appeared embarrassed, and was im- mediately arrested. At the same time a brigand appeared and fired his musket in the air as a signal for his companions to come to his assistance. The French pursued and finally arrested him, although he had thrown away his musket, hat, and belt in his flight. The soldiers then returned for a reinforcement, A more numerous detachment was formed, and they marched to meet the brigands. Some shots were exchanged; and the brigands quickly fled. One of their party was wounded, and a French soldier was likewise wounded. The band then fled into the Neapolitan territory. J

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