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----DEATH FROM A SNAKE BITE.

EIGHT YEARS OF THE COUNTY…

GARDENING OPERATIONS FOR THE…

INCREASE OF THE POPULATION…

TAXES ON CIVILIZATION.

FACTS ABOUT THE BEAVER.

THE NUMBERS ENGAGED AT THE…

PECULIAR STATISTICS.

A LITTLE LOVE AFFAIR!

THE PARIS EXHIBITION OF 1867.

REPRESENTATION OF SCOTLAND.

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ATTEMPTS ON THE LIVES OF SOVEREIGNS.

IT'S A WISE JOKE THAT KNOWS,…

OUTBREAK OF PLAGUE ON THE…

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OUTBREAK OF PLAGUE ON THE EUPHRATES. The telegraph sends evil news from Bagdad. What is declared to be the veritable Asiatic plague has ap- peared at Kerbelah, on the Euphrates, and of the two settled Arab tribes—1,000 strong-whom it has at- tacked, 100 have been carried off (says the Levant Herald.) A telegraphic report, dated June 4, from the quarantine inspector at Bagdad states that what- ever may be the real character of the malady, its symp- toms are clearly those of the pest-typhus fever, glandular swellings, carbuncles, and livid spots on the skin. The inducing causes of the outbreak are sup- posed to have been the miasma following the late floods, the poverty, filth, and crowded state in which the people live. Prompt measures have been taken by the Bagdad authorities to prevent the spread of the malady, and thanks tothese and the great heat of the weather' the outbreak is said to be already subsiding. In the meantime, the Galata Board of Health, at a special meeting held recently, addressed an urgent recom- mendation to the Porte that the closest quarantine might be ordered by telegraph. This has accordingly been done, and a special inspector is at once to be dispatched by the board to investigate and report on the outbreak on the spot.

AN INTERESTING CEREMONY.