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, POLITICAL GOSSIP.

THE ARTS, LITERATURE, &e.…

OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. .

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THE VALUE OF QUININE.-The pernicious fever now raging, observes the British Medical Journal, in the Mauritius, is causing ravages more serious than did the cholera at its last visitation. Quinine, the principal remedy,' was fetching fabulous prices; an ounce was sold for 137 dollars, or 127 8s. Even this was a great favour for, wlii' e patients were dying on all sides at the rate of 95 to 100 per diem in Port Louis (which is ten times the ordinary mortality), there were only a few ounces of quinine in the island. The market price in London averages from four to six. shillings, QUEER FACTS.—Attorneys are prohibited, says the Spectator, from taking more than two articled clerks at once. That is very right. Bricklayers are prohibited from taking more tfian a defined number of apprentices. That is very wrong. Attorneys who charge any but the customary sums are liable to be struck off the Rolls. That is righteous. Workmen who take any but legal" wages are liable to be expelled their Union. That is wicked. Attorneys will not do business with other attorneys who break professional etiquettes. That is very proper. Workmen will not work with other j workmen who break trade etiquettes. That is hideous oppression. What a practical, and consistent, and un- selfish people we are, to be sure

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