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A MAD DOG AT LARGE.

--0---------MAKING CHICKENS…

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--0- MAKING CHICKENS BY STEAM. At one time (writes Mr Birnum) I bad in my museum at New York an incubator for hatching chickens. It tzorttamed 21 drawers, and as three weeks is the tisual length of time for bens to sit upon eggs in order to hatch them, one drawer- ful of these eggs would batch out every day and be replenished by fresh eggs. Consequently scores of young chickens would be running about on the floofc of the museum, and were quite an attraction as paving been artificially hatched. An old market woman from Fulton market, who bad been for 20 an selling poultry and eggs was attracted' bg ,ray advertisement, which was headed Chickens made by steam." As soon as she entered the door and saw these chickens running rouocf ba the floor, she said, Well, that is the most wonderful thing I ever have beard ofi-iu^ay life. I have been dealing in poultry for 20 i^ears, and I never supposed it was possible W make chickens in this way." I happened to overbear her, and I said, Madam, if you will slepUiiis way I will show you the operation," So I walked to the incubator, and pulled out the dt^tver Jn which were the eggs from which the chickens were just emerging, expecting to popish her beyond measure; but, on the contfhry, she raised her bands, and exclaimed with the utmost indignation, Oh, you are obliged tiflJifUUJgg8. are you? I thought you made chickens by steam. It is the greatest hum- bug I ever fceardjff;" and she left in a great huff.

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___I HOME RULE FOIl WALES.

NEW LAWS IN FORCE.

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- ) FATAL MINING EXPLOSIONS…

---__-__ MR GLADSTONE AND…

TAXATION OF PUBLIC CON. VEYANCES.

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