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THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION…

EXAMINATION OF THE ASSASSIN.

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A STRANGE STORY.

LETTER FROM COUNT ZAMOYSKI.

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THE NEW BLACK DEATH.

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BIDDING FOR AN ACTOR.

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BIDDING FOR AN ACTOR. A singular scene occurred a few days back at the Restaurant Gousset, in the reserved garden of the Paris Exhibition. In an elegant saloon, the company at three tables were remarked for their unreservea, gaiety. The first was occupied by M. Dormeuil*' director of the Palais-Royal Theatre the second, bjft M. Duquesnel, of the Odeon and the third by M»; Harmant, director of the Vaudeville, each of whom was entertaining some members of his theatrical staff.] After having shown them the splendours of the Exhir bition, jests were exchanged among the three tables, and the sounds of merriment were frequent. Sud«! denly, Harmant paused. His stage director, "Vizentini, had whispered something in his ear Harmant rosa and spoke in a low tone to his two colleagues each' v remained surprised, gazing on a head of marvellous stti )i(lity,siniilartotliitof irassotatt-werity. Thesama, nose, a similar idiotic smile contradicting the shrewd' expression of the eyes, and the samestature. In fine, the most comic and original countenance that could be seen. The head belonged to a waiter of t he restaurant, who appeared in no way surprised at his unexpected success. It is a treasure," said one It is a gem 1'* exclaimed the second. I must have him," said Har- mant. The hero was at once sent for and offers com- menced. Fortunately, he had already been on the stage, but had quitted the profession to become a waiter, and thereby earn 20f. a day. Such a sum would make the boldest rdiect, but impresarii, on the look-out for novelties, know no obstacles 20f. a-day is 600f. a-month the Palais-Royal offered 400f. the Odeon, 450f., but the Vaudeville at length triumphed by several lengths in this comic race. M. Harmant wished to sign the treaty at once but the other mado, a show of reluctance, as his ambition had grown with his success. A new piece for his dfbut is about to be, ordered, and in the month of October wdl be seen this singular head. What was not the astonishment of ALI Harmant on receiving his bill, running thus :-Break- fast, 60f. consultation of the garcon, lof. first month's salary in advance, 600f. total 670f.

CAPTURE OF A BRIGAND QUEEN..

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EXTRAORDINARY PROCEEDINGS…