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11101 CITY CORRESPONDENTS. CAPTAIW SHAW, who has been interviewed by a reporter of the Daily News on the jumping -sheet." Kays that, the invention is very well known to tlio Fire Brigade. But in pracLice it has not boon found possible to do much with it. A small jump- ing-sheet held by balltl is more of a snare than an aid to'« person who has to spring from a third-floor w indow at large sheet or net would be heavy and require a'whole apparatus of poled and supports for fixing it at a suificieut height from the ground. Perhaps there is something in the suggestion of the lJailg AVMM' writer, that a net might be slung from tho windows of the houses in the street. As rugarda the fire escape-, Captain Shaw admits that they ought to be on duty by day as wettaa by ciifflit; but, qrs,, fiii-e, ? The brigade, it seems, is t. ,t) punt to keel)-til) the necessary staff. "It is the old story—inadequate funds." CASES of revolting cruelty to the brute creation Occ.MiionaHy crop up in our midst to remind us how piofoun Uy some classes of our population are illl. mersed in barbarism. The tale of the performance of a gang of boys at. Lowestoft is almost as ghastly as & nightmare. They seized a pig belonging to a Ah. Rand, and having cut oil one of its forelegs at thfe j»>iiib made the poor creature race about a field oirllifWlegs. They docked it of its tail, stabbed it, and tfiTHbd to t he* uffc rings of a frightful mutila- tiofi by tin listing a stick down its throat. This is ImiV a sample of ihc horrors deliberately inflicted by these youths. The Royal Society for tho Pre- vention of Cruelty to Animals have very properly taken up the case, and the juvenile miscreant; against whom the charge of cruelty can be sub- stantiated should he severely punished. But it will need something more than penalties to remove the Callousness Lo pail, in animals which this Lowestoft occurrence indicates as being prevalent in our rougher classes. It might be well if some of our educators of youth were to impress upon their charges certain of the nobler teachings of Buddha. Sound early education, at any rate, ought to render such young mousceii impossible. IT is satisfactory to find that, at any rate, the Inspector aL Da 1st on Police Station has a proper appreciation of the importance of tlte liberty of the subject. There is no alleged offence which gives rise to a greater number of unnecessary arrests than charges of ,a-sault. Instances have been known where the aggressor has suddenly given Hie man he has struck into custody for assault. I allt not concerned to discuss the origin or the merits of the disturbance which gave rise to the case Inquired into by Mr. Bros the other day. What 4s certain is thai, a Mr. Ellis, lodging ill a house at ^Stamford-hill, Mas given into custody for an alleged assault t here, and that when he was taken 1\0 the police-station the inspector refused to take 'he charge, as the prisoner appeared to have been fe good deal "knocked about." There were no ^Diarks of violence, as the policeman who made the starrest admitted, on the prosecutor, and itseems to ^is that such a ea^e might, have been dealt with by ^mentis of a summons. Mr. Bros, however, thought ^otherwise, for when a warra, was applied for he Hiot only granted it but ordered the inspector to fetbend and explain his conduct. The end of all this was. however, that the magistrate, after Mr. ::Elli:! had again been made a prisoner, found that the justice of the case would be met by merely ^ordering "the prisoner" to find two sureties in i %he auua of ten puuuds each to keep the peace. I THE wonders of Chicago have been filly set forth In the pages of Han* ilaga:me by Mr. Charles 3). Warner and.one cannot read in this month' •issue of the literary treasures of this ever-develop- Sng place without a feeling akin to amazement. ."Who, for instance, would suspect that there, of all Mother towns in the world, is deposited the original Manuscript of Auld Lang Syne ? There, too, i- to be found an autograph letter of Moliere, the only one, save that in the British Museum, which 11u ever, so far as is known, found its way out of France. We passover a long list of other literary Curiosities which have been accumulated in Chi- cago including a letter written by Luther and •'Shakesjieare folio editions of 1o3_j »nd lt>85" re- spectively, and are willing to believe that every- thing is what it professes to be. But the autograph Of Shakespeare, and aboveall, the jiortrait in "ii" Of the poeb of all time, treasured there are a little trying to our credulity. In fairness to Mr. Warner, however, it must be stated that he does not appeal to be quite positive himself about their being genuine. His paper is further remarkable for an ttucount of what may certainly be called a model lowu. It was built rather more than seven years fego, and is in a tiorishing condition but as to :hat. exteut it will progress no opinion is hazarded ty Mr. Warner. Pullman was built at the very outset in accordance with the most approved sani- tacy principles. The first step taken was to drain 4b perfectly, and to secure a satisfactory watei toapply. The latter undei taking was rendctei feiiore important, if that be possible, by the fact &iiat it has not intended to have a single public- liouse in the place, and to this day it seems there t* tiot a place where liquor is sold." There are |>»rks, recreation grounds, a public library, and Admirably-built dwellings for working people but as all the thousands of inhabitants cannot be total «b«tainers from alcoholic stimulants, we must feouclude that those who require drink of this sort keep a stock of it in their houses. What the town fef Pullman will be twenty years hence is an iu- tombing question. Fon jiltiiig a lady whom he had wooed for eleven dreary years, the Rev. J. C. Jack, minister of the 1>arish of Kingtffdrura, Kirriemuir, Forfarshire, 4ia.s beeu ordered by the sheriff of that county t<; I-Y damages to the tune of a thousand jiouiids and Costs. The rev. gentleman will not find many fcytnjmthisers with him in his trouble. His trcat, kneub of Miss Simpson, the plaintiff, who had Waited for him so long, and who had actually "Lalpe i him to his preferment, was extremely MfeJuubby, to put it mildly. He had called tht Scriptures to witness to Lhe sincerity oi his affec 4aom. The subject of love, he remarked in one o; ikiis letters, is practically inexhaust ible. One has Only to look to 1st Corinthians, 13, to see what power is in human hearts. I think you and I know something of that power, It should be love' and stot 'charity,' as our English Bible has it. What grand thing it is No transitory infatuatioi: winch comes umI goes like a summer wind. It i- tui ever-faithful sentimont, and the essence oi <Uvintty, Heaven's best gift to men and yet it, ii ttushed and bruised by some to satisfy earth t amiftmble vanities." Unfortunately the author uj this pious ebullition subsequently afforded nl' Illustration of the fact that "earths miserable vanities" frequently exercise a greater power ovet the human heart than that affection which lie d,) fined to be "bhe essence of divinity." Sometime after inditing the above" commentary on St. Paul'? famous chapter in Corinthians, Mr. Ja k became rsaadidute for the lucrative living which he now liolds, and wrote to Miss Simpson to ask her II obtain the assistance of her friends, who had illilu. •next iu the parish, to secure him the appointment. efforts of the Judy rHlll her friends on his Sehall Went successful, and Mr. Jack took up his quarter? mfcihe Kingoldrum Manse. The t hirt,conth chap!ei ttf the First Episllo to the Corinthians, on which for eleven yeai^_Ji^liatLjtoujiahod 1 lie hopes all lite atlectiomroTMiss Simpson, now lost its mean- lug for Uim. His love, instead ot "an ever faiih- lul Sentiment and the essence of divinit.y," t in n, Dut to be a "transitory infatuation." *'E;u h ? miserable vanities" got the better of him, and UPAO to Miss Simpson a Jetbef in which ho i ■ IjTO'sdi The plain downright honest truth is tint Xrfcave. change 1. Everything is different al»,t A%uUi,y jiositioJi. and tny circomslauccs, it. wmil i uiarval il 1 had nob oliHiiynd." Posiiioo and <BM<otMuik>aMuesdo change isomopcopte, t hough 11.,y te make hf difference in the affect ions ot tfeotfomciV wjio protest their constancy by appealfi fo HolyWi-jt,

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