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Olla Podrida. THE SHEPHERD OF THE GEESE. An amusing little strike is going on in the German village of Nohra, near Erfurt. The goose shepherds have rebelled and demanded higher wages. These are the village boys, who assemble the geese to the music of their fife every ummer morning and lead them out into the meadows. The geese follow their guardian in perfect order and long unbroken column, while at evening they return with him, faU out and move in regular debachments, each flock un- attended to their own homestead. The German Elementary Education Laws have weighed heavily on the goose shepherd their numbers decrease, and the survivors look for higher pay.— Daily Graphic. -0- I JTRBAK OF NATURE AT CANNOCK. A rather remarkabls occurrence took place at Bridgtown, Cannock, ou Sunday last, when a tortoise shell oat, belonging to Mrs RughBs,of the Royal Exchange, gave birth to four kittens, all attached to each other. Each kitten has all its members, and is practically perfect in form, but is attached to the others by a piece of skin extend ng from the abdomen. The kittens, which are of different colours, appear to be quite healthy, and when at rest their heads forta the corners of a square. r A CANDID MOTHER. A Worldly Mother in a letter to Vanity Fair says I do not want Society to be read. justed. I want Brown, and Jones, and Robinson to meet my daughters, and I hope, if they are well-behaved young fellows, that they will marry them. Indeed, I will confess that I have had practically to cub Lord because he has no money, and to encourage Mr Smith because he has. All this may sound very mercenary but it is erribly true." _.I"'II.- -v- A FAMOUS INN. The Jack Straw s Castle, at Hampstead, has changed hands this week for £ 34,500. The inn, which is a very old one, is situated ou the top of Hampstead Heath, and has associations con. nected with Dickens, Thackeray, Du Maurier, and Lord Leigh ton. -u AN ENORMOUS FUCHSIA. One of the largest fuchsia, trees in the world grows in the frout garden of a house in Ramsey, Isle of Man. As one enters the garden round by the horse drive, the house which is not 30 yards away is completely hidden by the tree. _L" -v- SAVED BY A HAT. It may not be generally known thab when a person falls into the water a common felt hat may be made use of as a life-preserver, and by placing the hat upon the water, rim down, with the arm round it pressing it slightly to the breast, it will bear a man up for hours. -0- HUMOURS OF THE COMMITTEE ROOM. There was an amusing passage of arniB in a Committee of the House of Commons on Wednesday. Mr Andrew Hutchinson, a farmer of high standing in Perthshire, gave evidence against a clause in the Bill for marking foreigu meat which would allow the beef of foreign animals slaughtered at British ports to be sold as El nglifib.-An Hon. Member You are a SeflVch- man. Do you believe everything you are told ?— Witness: No, certainly not, especially when I come to London. (Laughter.) The Hon. Member: Are there not as many honest men attiodg butchers as there are among farmers ?-Witness: Well, I do not know. I think upon the whole the farmer is the better specimen-(Iaughtor)-thougli I know some honest men among butchers. At the same Committee Mr Hill, whose family and firm have made and manufactured cheese in Somersetshire for a hundred years, gave evidence in favour of the marking of foreign cheese. American and Canadian were often sold as Cheddar," and at the same price retailed as English, though the wholesale price of English was 6411 and of the foreign from 40s to 42s. Witness was at a well-known restaurant in London the other day where American cheese was served to linn as Euglish, and he made a remonstrance. (Laughter.)—An Hon. Member Exactly what they did to me in the House of Cohimons last week. (Laughter.) -0- AN ELEPHANT AND ITS RIDER. A young man employed in Lord George Sanger's circus, which has been visiting Bourne- mouth this week, was riding an elephant through the town in the procession, when he atruok the animal to prevent it from going to a trough of water by the roadside at the pier approach. The animal a few momenta later trumpeted, curled its trunk round, and threw the offending rider to the ground. The young man was placed in a con. veyance, and later in the day WAS reported to be not seriously injured. The elephant was brought to the ground in submission and gave no further trouble. n. POOR JO'S ORAVHTATLD. At the Consistory Court held in the Wellington Chapel, St. Paul's Cathedral, yesterday, before Dr. Tristram, the Chancellor of the Diocese of London, Mr Atlay applied on behalf of the rector and churchwards of St. Mary-le-Strand for a faculty to enable them, in conjunction with the trustees of the Duke of Bedford, to construct a road through the disused burial ground of St. Maryle-Strand, The proposal was to construct a new street communicating east and west between Drury-lane and Catherine-street, This burying ground, now a children's playground, is associated with some of the most striking and pathetic passages in "BleakHouse." Here was buried the broken rake. Captain HawdoD, and here his victim, Lady Dedlock, waa found dead at the iron gate, after her tragic flight from Sir Leicester's house. Poor Jo in bis last illness ade.,iired to be bnried here, near his unknown friend, the captain, who wos wery good to me, he wos." The learned Chancellor, in giving judgment, said the Court was prepared to grant the faculty appropriating the space- asked for to the use of the public in perpetuity^in considera- j tion of two sums of £2.5_aud 2500 being paid, -r- A DIFFERENCE OF NAMES, The English do not call things by the same name as we know them. Below are named a few articles in Jv,q, Amerioati and English styles American. English. Bowl. ISaain. Donkey. Moke. Stioep. Boots. Druggist. Chemist. Ale, Bitter beer. Street) car. Tram. Elevator. Lift. Cuffs. Wrists. Conductor. Guard. Wheat. Corn. Corn. Maize. Pig's feet. Trotters, Candy. Swnets, ,irrat iven Lolly. Undershirt. Vest. Hash. Mince. It would be well for those contemplating a blip I to England to kepp these few common terms in I mind. There are hundreds of other?.—Detroit Prec Press. _n MANY LIVING PICTURE DEVICES. I There appears to be no end to the varieties of projecting apparatus that are being placed on the market. Here is a lisll of a fev which are already being exhibited at the various music halls and places of public entertainment:—The motograph, the anitnatoneope, the theatrograph, the kinematograph, the projeotoscope, the cinetnetosoope, the vitascope, the oinematograph, the veriscope, the animatograpb, the viveosoepe, the eidoloscope, the oinagraphoacope, the bio graph, the rayoscope, the maguisoepe. The Boy and the Scotch Novel. t A FABLE. I One day a bad little boy undertook to write on bis father's typewriter despite the oft-repeated command of the latter to the contrary. Taking the cover from the machine, the boy inserted a pieoe of paper and pounded on the keys with might and main. Jost as the sheet was covered with letters, figures, and punctuation marks his father hove into sight, and the boy expected to receive the punishment he deserved. Then he deplored his disobedience. U Father," said the boy, IC yon need ask no questions. I can tell a lie, and I have at divers times told some bully ones. But my heart tells me that to lie in the face of the evidence you have before you would be chtldisb, futile aud power- less. I have been writing on your machine, and here is my composition." With this the boy handed the sheet of paper to his father, who glanced at it and read the follow- ing gfffcwi567MGD U-s Ggabede (Sbikkkkk.- FGDS) <A%^QM»o»ccoao»oaca XXXXX mm itnmmmtntninnitn rnmffimm tt1- JJt IHJnbFGds X456GPD. %Wg UbtL"?!4gfJtl And there was a good deal more to the same effect. "And didl you really.-do this my, soti,t" asked the father, his voice trembling with emotion. "Yes, father" Then I am indeed thrioe blessed as the father of tne coming writer of Sootch dialect stories." Moral: The typewriter is reBpOtKlble tor mtMh bad literature;

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