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DECLINE IN THE PURCHASING…

BRIGANDAGE IN TURKEY.

ANOTHER CHARGE OF FENIANISM

A NEGRO EXECUTION." --_._-----

ATALANTA IN CAMDEN TOWN.

THE HOUSE OF LORDS AND THE…

A REMARKABLE WILL CASE.

THE LOST SHEEP.

The SALMON FISHERIES of ENGLAND.

THE OLD AND YOUNG STATESMAN.

THE WANT OF THE WISE.

THE COST OF RAILWAY ACCIDENTS.

FRIENDLY AND CO-OPERATIVE…

A NEGLECTED INVENTION. _-

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WOULD NOT OWN THEM !—The Salut Public of Lyons says :— The female Australian black swan in the Zoological Gardens of this city a short time since laid t.w<» effgs, and, as she did not seem anxious to sit upon them, they were placed among six others produced by a white swan. All eight birds were hatched, and all were of the s-aine uxevish hue. But the male and female old birds iu=t;n. tively discovered the intruders, and maltreated them so much tint one died, the other being rescued with SIH110 ridncn j, It is at pre- sent thriving, and the black plumes whidl distinguish its race are beginning to appear THREE OF THEM !—At Lyons a. few days back two young men tried to III-lire. a »T)<"er the church of Saint-Jean. One dragged him by the bridle while the other held the door open, ken the verger interfered and prevented their auemi t. Summoned before the Tribunal of Correctional Police, they were each sentenced to three months' imprisonment and 16f. fine. SUDDEN DRATH THROUGH RATKNOTTS EATING.— An inquest has been held in London on ti-e boc,-I- of Martha Hall, forty-five years of a re, who was found dead in a yard. On the Stomach of the deceased being examined it was found to contain a large quantity of unmasticated food—sausages and bre.i.d. The cause of death was fainting, through the cessation of the muscu- lar action of the heart, it being in a state of fatty degeneration. The ravenous eating had accelerated the death. The spleen was very small, showing that before taking the last meal she hud not had food for some considerable time. Verdict, Death from natural causes. WHAT NEXT?—The industry of the ladies in Paris surpasses belief. They dye—their hair they enamel—their faces; they gild -their lodes; they paint—their checks and now they bronze- their complexions !-Punch. A RITUALISTIC MISPUTNT.—A ■ contemporary observes that. in one of the journals for the past week, we are told of the undoubted success o' the Ritualists in gaining the masses." This is just the mendacious language of puffing advertisements. The success of the Ritualists in gaining" the masses is more than doubted it is denied. The statement that they succeed in gaining the masses can only be made true by taking the letter m away from the word masses. They ape the Mass, but do not gain the and those whom they do gain are stupid asses.—Punch. THE FOLLIES OF FASHION.—The last freak of fashion (says the Medical Press and Circular) is to give the coup de grace to the pearl-powder, white-lead, and rouge that have so long reigned. Even belladonna is to be discarded, and "golden hair will shortly be as rare as the real auburn tint of nature, if not still rarer. The decree has g..ne forth for black hair and bronze complexions, and these will, no doubt, shortly crowd the pari.s. How they are produced is the only question that need concern us. The destructivenature of the chymical agents usually employed lor dying the hair black is well known to our readers. To give a lady of fashion the complexion of a gipsy, nothing is needed but a little walnut juice, and we have reason to know that this has already found its way to the toilette-table. It has at least the negative merit of not being so dangerous as some of the poisonous cosmetics that have preceded it. Whether a dirty face will long be the rage it would be rash to predict. LEAVING HOME !-The immigration into Ame- rica from Ireland during 18C6 amounted to 101,251 persons, of whom 60,688 were males and 40,563 females. This is an increase of 4,482 males, and a decrease of 6,327 females as compared with XS(".»5, when the total immigration was 103,096. The total immigration of 1866 was 1,845 less than that of 1865. With regard to the age of these immigrants, nearly seventy-five per cent. during 1866, and sixty-five per cent, during 1865, were between fifteen and thirty-five years of age. THE USE OF THE KNIFE.—On Saturday, at the Northampton Assizes, Jabez D ckins, aged 16, was indicted for wounding Samuel Wdkins, at Over- stone, on the 14th of May, 1867, with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm. He was also charged on the coroner's inquisition with_ feloniously killing and slaying the said Samuel Wilkius. It appeared that during dinner hour on the day in question the prisoner and the deceased got throwing things at each other, and that the deceased lost his temper in consequence of being struck a smart blow on the mouth w ith a stick. He fell upon the prisoner and struck him re- peatedly, when the prisoner made a blow at him with the knife he was using at his dinner and inflicted a mortal wound in the abdomen of the deceased. The jury returned a verdict of guilty, with a strong re- commendation to mercy. The prisoner was sentenced to five years' penal servitude, his lordship observing that he had on a previous occasion threatened to use a dangerous weapon against another man. SCHOOL AGE.—In the schools in Great Britain inspected by her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools. 608 of every 10,000 of the scholars on the school registers in the year 1856 were urn ler four years of age and 653 in the year 1S66. In 1856, 1,648 of every 10,000 were between four and s x y. ars of age and 1,794 in 1866. The proportion of scholars not more than six years old increased, therefore, considerably, being 2,266 of every 10,000 in 1856, Lut 2.447 in 1866. Not so with the scholars between six and ten years of age there were 4,7b4 of these in every 10,000 scholars in 1856, but only 4,715 in 1866. The proportion of scholars above ten years of age decreased still more there were 2,960 of them in every 10,000 scholars in 1856, but only 2,838 in 1866.

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