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fectly natural one. After the revelations of One would think that publishers would | the manager and the sociétaires of the Comédie his dying adversary, he clutches the foil balf- often be tempted to turn authors in view of Française. At the close of the dinner, M. way down the blade and smites the King with the great facility which they would enjoy for Perrin presented to M. Regnier, on behalf of this improvised poniard, after forcing to bis bringing their works before the public, and yet all those present, a gold medal, bearing on one lips, with fierce, irresistible gesture, the poi- instances of their yielding to such temptation side the head of Molière, and on the other the soned chalice

are comparatively rare. One of the members | simple inscription, “ To M. Regpier, in re

of the firm of Glady Brothers (well known to membrance of the Comédie Française-1831" Drink off thís potion. Is the union here ! Follow my mother!"

the trade by their splendid edition of “ Manon 1875.” During his forty-four years of mem

Lescaut,” with the much-talked-of preface by bership, M. Regnier “created” over two hunThe group at the end of the tragedy was Alexandre Dumas), M. Alberic Glady, has dred and fifty characters, besides appearing in peculiarly picturesque and impressive. He written a novel entitled “ Jouir" (" To En- at least as many of the classic or standard rétotters to the throne, and there, on the raised joy”), which is to be issued in a day or two. pertoire. dais-king at last, if but for a moment—he The announcement modestly states, “ As this There is nothing new in the musical line, dominates the scene of carnage and towers novel is by one of the firm, we will abstain except a revival of the “ Val d'Andone," by triumphant in death above his foes. As his from all comment respecting it."

Halévy, at the Opéra Comique. Madenoiselle last words drop faltering from his lips, a strain A curious work is announced by the Li-Chapuy, who made quite a success at the Italof far-off, triumphant music, announces the brairie des Bibliophiles; it bears the title of ian Opera in London last season, and who is a approach of Fortinbras. And then—"the rest "Secret Memoirs and Authentic Testimony nice little actress with a nice little voice, did is silence"—the powerful frame convulsed by respecting the Fall of Charles X., the Mon- very well as the heroine, though she is sadly the “ potent poison,” the shadow of death archy of July, and the Republic of 1848, ac- deficient in strength and compass of voice. sweeping across the noble features, and the companied by Remarks on the Share of our

Lucy H. HOOPER. curtain descends upon one of the greatest Governments in our Revolutions." dramatic impersonations of our century.

Dentu has in press “ Russian Nights," by The enthusiasm of the audience even sur- Madame Olympe Audouard. Michael Lévy passed that excited by the Othello. Many of has just published the third volume of the

Science, Invention, Discovery. the leading members of the theatrical profes- complete edition of the works of J. Autran, sion in Paris were present, including Lasalle, of the Academy, containing “ The Flute and

BIRDS WITH TEETH. of the Grand Opéra (the operatic Hamlet when the Drum," and also a work by Arnould FréFaure is ill or absent), and Mademoiselle my, with the ominous title of “The Future THE student of natural history who, at Sarah Bernhardt. War."

the present day, covets the name and Carpeaux the sculptor is dead-a happy Some of the papers have been so indiscreet fame of "discoverer," need but direct his enrelease for the poor sufferer, who for years past as to publish the plot of Sardou’s new comedy ergies toward the unearthing of some one of has been tortured by an internal cancer, as entitled “Fereol” (it was called at first “Re

the numberless “ missing links" to find his well as tormented by his inability to give shape morse"), which is now in active preparation at

wish granted and his fame assired. What a and form to the multitude of fair visions that the Gymnase. Fereol de Meiran is the lover of

new asteroid is to the astronomer, a “missthronged his busy brain. Owing to the mu- a married lady, Madame de Boismartel, the wife nificence of the Turkish Prince Stirbey, all of the President of the Court of Assizes. One ing link” is to the natural historian or phithat wealth could purchase to alleviate the night, on secretly leaving her house, Fereol ac

losopher. As we all know, the chain for suffering of his long malady was supplied to cidentally becomes a witness to a murder com

which these lost links are wanted is that him. He will be chiefly remembered by his mitted by Martial, a game-keeper. “If you

which is to connect the whole line of created group of dancers which adorns the façade of betray me," cries the murderer, “I shall in my organism, vegetable and animal, and estabthe new opera-house, a wild whirl of nude and turn betray you.” Fereol swears to keep silence. | lish beyond a peradventure the theory of probacchanalian figures which called forth the But an innocent man is arrested for the crime

gressive development. As it does not fall severest animadversions from the Parisian and condemned to death. Fereol tries to per

within the scope of this article to discuss at press when it was first put in its place, and suade Madame de Boismartel to elope with him, length the nature and merits of this so-called which was said to embody the mad revelry of so that he may reveal the truth to her husband the Empire, and to personify its corruption.

Darwinian theory, we will be content to difrom a distance, but she refuses to leave her Some enthusiastic moralist even went so far daughter. Martial, the real criminal, is at

rect attention to but one of the many discovas to deluge literally with ink the principal length arrested, and he writes a letter to the

eries made which are claimed to support it. personage of the group, the most disheveled president of the court, revealing the secret at

The line of supposed advance or progression of the female dancers. So extensive was the tachment of his wife and Fereol. But the let- leads from reptiles to birds, and thence to damage that it was thought at first that the ter fails to reach its address, and Martial, the mammalia, or “ animals " proper, on to stained portions of the statue would have to believing himself to be betrayed by Fereol,

man, the last and most perfect work. Repbe sawed out and replaced. But, before such | hangs himself in his prison. Madame Dela

tiles, as is proved, have teeth, which indicate an extreme measure was resorted to, various porte is to play the part of Roberta de Boismar

a certain order of physical or rather physiexperiments were tried with a view of remov- tel, and M. Worms is to personate Fereol. If ing the stains, and they finally vanished entire- the above sketch of the plot be correct (French

ological structure, and which fact places ly under the application of the vapor of oxalic papers do lie so that I am afraid to take their them, when taken with other distinctive featacid. The perpetrator of the outrage was nev- word for any unauthenticated information),

ures, above the mollasks and other lower forms er discovered. It is now suggested that the the piece will hardly be found suitable for the of created organisms. It hence appears that, group in question should be removed to the English or the American stage, owing to the

if we would establish that intimate connecsculpture-section of the Luxembourg, as it is inherent impropriety of its main idea.

tion between reptiles and birds which the liable to be much damaged by the weather in “L'Etrangère," by Alexandre Dumas, las claims of the theory would suggest, we must, its present exposed position, and that a copy been received, read, and cast at the Comédie

or should, discover some evidences in the should take its place. Thus does public opin- Française. Croizette is to play the leading

earlier forms of the latter of these dental ion change with the passage of years.

character, which is that of a certain duchess Gounod met with a severe accident a few

organs. and not that ot l'Etrangère, who is quite a days ago, and was seriously injured. He fell secondary personage.

As the rehearsals are

In the Popular Science Review for October, down-stairs at the house of his friend M. Oscar to commence immediately, it is probable that

1875, Henry Woodward, F. R. S., F.G.S., etc., Comettant, and dislocated his shoulder, be- the piece will be produced some time next in a paper on this subject, presents a brief sides breaking some one of the small bones spring. M. Perrin is also about to revive record of the advance which has been made of the arın and bruising himself extensively. “ Lady Tartuffe,”' the brilliant comedy of the along this line of research. Though the comHis sufferings were at first very great, and the late Madame de Girardin, with Croizette as munication to which we refer is from its fever ran high, but he is now inuch better, Lady Tartuffe (originally played by Rachel);

very nature purely technical in character, though he has not yet been moved to his own Mademoiselle Reichemberg as Jeanne ; and

we yet trust, by the aid of the accompanying home. Got in Regnier's part of Hector de Tourbü res.

illustrations, to convey to the unprofessional Louis Reybaud, once well known as a writer M. Regnier, who, ever since he quitted the of brilliant political satires and novels, is dad

reader a general idea of the subject, which, stage, has filled the post of stage-manager at gerously ill. He is seventy-six years of age. the Comédie Française, resigned his func

though not strictly popular when considered His novel, entitled “ Jerôme Paturot's Search tions, and retired definitely into private life

in detail, has yet an important bearing upon for the Best of Republics,” created quite a the other day. A grand banquet was given to questions of universal interest. sensation some twenty-five years ago.

him on the occasion at the Café Brebant by “One of the greatest difficulties," says

the writer, “ which the systematic naturalist | the name Odontopteryxc toliopicus is given ; | sisted by this pterosauroid armature of its meets with in the examination of the fauna of and in Fig. 3 we have a reproduction on a jaws.” a new country, is that his old ideas of clas- reduced scale of the skull. This is described Having thus, as the writer believes, dissification are perpetually shaken by contact | as having bony denticles, inclined at a con- posed of the difficulty arising from the law

of correlation, which requires that a beak and feathers should be associated together, he next considers the inquiry whether the assumed possession of teeth coated with

enamel and implanted in sockets is irrecon1

cilable with the undoubted fact that the subject was an animal coated with feathers. Into this field of inquiry we will not follow him, since it would extend the subject beyond our chosen limit. In Fig. 4 is presented a view of the head of a gosling before hatching, which will at once attract attention from its resemblance to that of a more familiar creature. The heavy knob at the end of the beak is that with which it breaks the shell. This illustration is here introduced, as is stated, since it is “suggestive, possibly, of further persistent embryonal characters." In Fig. 5 we have a copy of Professor Owen's Archæopteryx macrura, which is made the subject of extended comment, and which, from its relatively complete form, as here restored,

furnishes the writer material for enforcing with new and strange life-forms, whose places | siderable angle, their points being directed his views. are the more hard to fix in proportion to toward the extremity of the beak, in both the It is with pleasure that we find the writer the procrustean character of the system into upper and lower jaws. In the case of the ready to recognize the eminent services ren. which he strives to fit them,” but these dif- Merganser it will be observed that this incli- | dered by Professor Marsh, of Yale College, ficulties are regarded as “light compared with those which the paleontologist cncounters as he exhumes the fragmentary relics of bygone faunas, and strives, by the aid of existing organisms, to rehabilitate the crumbling remains of the former world. For he knows that the vast assemblage of living forms which he sees around him to-day have sprung, by descent, from the earlier life of the past." The italics are our own, and serve to indicate

5 that the conviction of the writer is in favor of the theory which these facts are adduced to support. Leaving it for the opponents of these views to discuss them with the author, we will pass directly to a brief ard neces. sarily cursory description of the illustrations.

In Figs. 1 and 2 we have the head and skull respectively of the Merganser serrator, a bird whose beak is fringed with tooth-like serrations, which closely approach in character to real teeth, though connected only nation is backward, or toward the points of whom he regards as “a veritable crusader in with the horny covering, and not with the articulation.

paleontology,” adding the hope “that he bones of the mandible, and yet which would From a study of this fossil Professor will, for the sake of science, attempt less seem to indicate that the presence of feath. Owen concludes that the creature to which hazardous enterprises among the restless In.

dians of Kansas, and be satisfied to work out and publish the splendid mass of mate

rial which he bas already accumulated, and 3

for which English paleontologists are craving." Favoring, as will the American reader, the course suggested by Mr. Woodward, we yet venture to remind him that the service to science is not the only one rendered by this energetic worker; and that, if the services of Professor Marsh in that direction have won the favor of English savants, his efforts in behalf of the Indians have been such as to assure his welcome and guarantee

his personal safety while among them. ers does not of necessity imply that the beak the skull belonged was “a warm-blooded, should be smooth or toothless. Professor feathered biped, wit wings; that it was

In response to our recent request for inforOwen has discovered in the London clay of web-footed, and a fish-eater; and that, in mation concerning the sudden whitening of the isle of Sheppey a kindred form, to which the catching of its slippery prey, it was as- the human hair, we have received the following communication from Oliver R. Willis, had been consumed by fire, and the shaft tion and important hydrographic reports. The A. M., Ph. D., Principal of the Alexander In- choked up in consequence, the walls and tim- mouth of the Jenisei River was reached on stitute, White Plains, New York. While a bers were found to be red-hot after the lapse the 15th of August, and from that point Proguest at the house of a gentleman, whose name of months. A fact kindred to this, and bear- fessors Nordenskjöld, Sundstroem, and Sturis given, the writer was struck with the re- ing on the same subject, is given to the public berg, took leave of the expedition, in order to markable whiteness of his hair; and, in re- through a recent letter from S. A. Sague to i return to Sweden by the way of Siberia. sponse to an inquiry regarding it, received the the American Manufacturer. Referring to the following reply : “ It changed in a few hours, time during which fire may be retained in a


It is claimed for the French Institute that under the following circumstances: I had a blast furnace, after it has been “ banked up,”

it is the only scientific body in that country son large enough to go from my dwelling to the writer cites the case of the Emma Furnace which takes no holiday, even for any religious my store alone. One afternoon he left the of the Union Iron-Works Company, Cleve- or national festivity. Since the date of its store to come home about an hour before I land, Ohio. This furnace, we learn, was

foundation but once has its regular weekly came to tea. When I reached home, my wife banked, or damped down, December 4, 1874. meeting been interrupted. This was during met me and said the boy had been found on The iron baving been run out, the furnace was the reign of the Commune, whose members, the top of a heap of sand, with his face down, filled with Connellsvile coke. Great care was having erected a barricade across the avenues quite dead. I came into this room, where the exercised in stopping up all cracks or open- leading to the Institute, forbade admission to child had been brought, and sat down in a ings into which air might gain admission, and

M. Elie de Beaumont, the perpetual secretary. sort of stupor produced by the shock, and re- every precaution was taken that the fire might mained here all night. When I came in my remain until advisable to resume operations.

PROFESSOR HARTE, of Cornell University, hair was black, in the morning it was white as It was not expected at the time that the peri

in his capacity as Director of the Geological it now is." At the time when this was nar- od of idleness would exceed three months at

Survey of Brazil, has left Rio Janeiro with rated, the speaker was a young man, and he is farthest. Owing to depression in business,

his assistants, and begun liis work of explorastill living; and our correspondent states that this period was extended, however, and the

tion and survey. He is to leave the coast at both he and his neighbors can testify to the furnace allowed to stand idle until July 9, 1875,

Pernambuco, and thus enters upon a service truth of this account. The gentleman was a that is, for two hundred and seventeen days.

that will command his attention for several resident of the village of Whitehall, New During this entire time not a thing was done,

years. York. Our readers will recall the previous or a pound of fuel added. When the furnace

As the incidental result of an attempt to statement that a commission from the French was opened on the date given, two-thirds of Academy, having undertaken an extended in- the coke was in a live condition, and there was

deterniine the length of time which must quiry regarding the sudden whitening of the plenty of fuel to commence work. For the

elapse between the ingestion of a dose of alhuman hair, reached the conclusion that during benefit of any furnace-men among our readers

cohol and its disappearance from the brain, the last two hundred years there could be we give the following description of the Em- Rajewsky discovered that the brain and other found no authenticated record of such a ma Furnace : It is sixty-five feet high, sixteen

viscera either normally contain alcohol, or change. The instance above given has cer- feet bosh, and eight feet across at tuyeres.

else this substance is generated from them in tainly much to warrant its acceptance as true, Immediately before it was banked it was mak

the course of distillation in closed vessels. though, while in no manner questioning the ing from forty-eight to tifty gross tons daily, sincerity of our correspondent, we should yet and that is the present daily product. In be pleased to have his statement verified by view of this remarkable metallurgical triumph Miscellanea. that of others, since the multiplication of wit- the writer joins with James Paton, the general nesses can but add strength to any testimony, superintendent, and Mr. Elias Metzler, the furwhile the citation of other cases will add still nuce-man, ip asking whether this record has further to the weight of testimony already ever been equaled or excelled, and we willingly

Chapter of Wedding-Anecdotes," given. extend the inquiry to our readers, since the

the first portion of which appeared recently: subject is one of great metallurgical and peLes Mondes describes a simple and yet effec- cuniary significance.

A clergyman on one occasion waited for a tive device by which sea-water may be changed

couple in his parlor one evening, and, as they into fresh. This is, in fact, a condenser of pe- The probable discovery of a new chemical did not keep their engagement, he went to culiar pattern, and which depends on the sun element is announced by M. Lecoq de Bois- bed. Just about half-past eleven o'clock the for heat to cause the desired evaporation and bandran. To this new metallic body the name door-bell rang violently. He put a cap and a the coolness of the atmosphere for subsequent of gallium has been given, and its discovery wrapper on, and, in a state of general undress, condensation. As described, this device con- was the result of a chemical examination of a opened the second-story window and looked sists of a shallow box, A, which is water- blende obtained in the mine of Pierrefille, in

out. There stood the tardy candidates for tight, and into which the salt-water is poured one of the Pyrenean villages. The tests by matrimony. to the proportionate depth indicated; B is a which the new metal gallium may be revealed "Well, it's too late now," said the clergyglass plate, which, while acting as a cover, in- are given as follows: It is precipitated by me- man, “and it's too cold.” clines also toward the tin trough C; one end tallic zinc from a solution containing chlorides “Yes," called up the man, “but we missed

and sulphates, probably in the form of the train, and I sail to-morrow."

oxide. In a mixture of chlorides of gal- “Well, then, go to some other minister," B lium and zinc the new metal can be

answered the irate parson.

thrown down by first adding ammonia " We can't now," both shouted up from 9c

in a quantity insufficient to precipitate the garden-walk, "it's too late."
all the metals present. Carbonate of "Well, I cannot marry you now," he said;

baryta precipitates the salts of gal- " the servant has taken the front-door key and A

lium. Thus far the quantity of the new has gone to sleep." D

element obtained has been too small to “Well, then, marry us out of the window,"
admit of determining its atomic weight came up from below.
or chemical equivalent.

And so the minister took the book in hand of this trough projects beyond the side of the

and called out the directions from the secondbox, and beneath it is placed a receiving-tub, Two of the arctic expeditions, whose de- story casement, and the parties complied with D. When this box containing the salt-water is parture was announced in these columns, have the several orders, and finally left the fee in exposed to the sun's rays, an evaporaton of the returned from their brief visit to the polar an envelope under the front-door, and went water takes place. This moisture, on rising, seas. Captain Young, of the Pandora, after out of the garden-gate man and wife. encounters the lower slanting surface of the securing the latest dispatches from the Alert The levity with which some persons enter glass cover, upon which it is condensed, and and Discovery, concluded to return to Eng- upon the solemn service of matrimony is very flows slowly down into the trough C, and along | land for the winter, and his vessel is now safe strange. this into D. It is stated that, with a glass at anchor in an English barbor. The second Persons often act as friends and witnesses, three feet two inches square, two gallons of hot expedition is that which was dispatched from as parents and relatives, who only do it as water may be obtained a day, the amount be- Sweden, and which is announced as having they would act their parts in a farce or a chaing regulated, however, by the heat of the sun. arrived at Hammerfest on September 25th. rade. Actors and actresses have been known Though the absence was not long-continued, to be married

in the same way in which We recently directed attention to the fact yet the results obtained were valuable, they they would perforin a certain róle upon the that in a Western mine in which the timbers having brought back a rich naturalists' collec- stage, with that cynical air which a life of sim

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ulation so often involves on the part of those gerous to them who presume to receive it un- invented his tale of the Grand Panjandrum vho realize thatworthily--""

for diacklin's discomtiture, which remains un* All the world's a stage."

“ Hold on, man!” said the astonished min- surpassed as a piece of pure nonsense; but a

ister, “ you have gone into the communion- Lahore hotel-keeper's notice to his customers One Saturday evening an Irish man and service; I can never get straight now." would serve equally well as a mnemonic test, woman came to a certain minister's house to Another mistake like this happened to a for we might safely “bet our pile" against be married, but, finding him at a service; went very absent-minded clergyman, who stood up any of his patrons finding a place in their over to his church and waited his pleasure. before a bright roomful of joyous people, and memory for such a wondrous example of EngThey wanted to be married at ce, but they began the wedding-service as follows:

lish composition as this : “Genilemen who had no friends or witnesses with them. The "Mun that is born of a woman hath but a come in hotel not say any thing about their minister demurred for some time, but the short time to live and is full of misery__'" meals they will be charged for, and if they woman was too much for him, and at last he “Stop, stop!” cried out the astonished should say beforehand that they are going out was “blarneyed” into compliance. When it

groom, we came here to be married, not to breakfast or dinner, etc., and if they say came to the woman's turn to respond, she buried."

that they have not any thing to eat, they will broke out laughing, and could not go on.

be charged, and if not so, they will be charged, " That will do," said the minister. “I am

or unless they bring it to the notice of the sure now there is something wrong; I can

All the Year Round gives some amusing

manager of the place; and should they want proceed no further."

instances of what it calls “ Notifications Ex- to say any thing, they must order the mana“Oh, now, your riverince !” said the womtraordinary:"

ger for, and not any one else, and unless they go on like a man; get that there ring

not bring it to the notice of the manager, they on my finger once, and then I'm as good as In the time of Napoleon III., a notice was

will charge for the least things according to the next one." placed at the entrance to the Pavilion Henri

the hotel rate, and no fuss will be allowed But still the minister retused. Quatre, at St.-Germain, setting forth--- The

afterward about it. Should any gentleman “Shure,” said the woman, “ you wouldn't persons hereunder mentioned are not allowed

take wall-lamp or candle-light from the pubstop half - way when it's only a few words to enter: 1. Men in working-clothes ; 2. Wom

lic rooms, they must pay for it without any more will do the job intirely ?” en without bonnets; 3. Servants without their

dispute its charges. Monthly gentlemen will But there was no more go" to that alarmed masters or mistresses ; 4. Children without

have to pay my fixed rate made with them at clergyman, who was only too much relieved to their parents; 5. Wives without their hus

the time, and should they absent day in the stand clear with his conscience, and, like Paul bands ; 6. Dogs without their muzzles.” Some

montb, they will not be allowed to deduct any amid the wreck at Melita, to throw off the body blundered, but that somebody has the

thing out of it, because I take from them less villainous beast in the fire, and, like him, to consolation of knowing officials of the new ré

rate than my usual rate of monthly charges." feel no harm ! gime are just as fallible. When the Prefect of

Not long ago, the girls of a Maine factory, On one occasion a clergyman, after pro

Lyons decreed that cafés and wine-shops must rather than submit to a reduction of wages, nouncing the benediction upon the kneeling close their doors at hall-past eleven, he thought

gave the mill-owners a montb's notice, and couple before him, put forth his hand to conit necessary to warn all persons chancing to

at the same time issued a notice to the publio gratulate the young husband, when he, with an be in such places at that time of night that

in general, and the masculine public in particindignant, injured air, waved his hand away, they must leave without being compelled to do

ular, in these words: “ We are now working saying, at the same time, “It is all right, sir;

His brother of Grenoble capped this by out our notice : can turo our lands to most, the first-groomsman will attend to that." The announcing-No burial without religious rites

any thing; don't like to be idle, but detersame minister has another story of an old would be permitted except with the expressed

mined not to work for nothing when folks can uncle, who brought his niece to the rectory on

wish of the deceased-displaying as much con- afford pay. Who wants help? We can make a cold, rainy day, to be married, and who, afsideration for the defunct as the officials of

bonnets, dresses, puddings, pies; knit, roast, ter the ceremony was over, fumbled about for the War Department did in ordering that,

stew, and fry ; make butter and cheese, milk a two-dollar bill, and, not being able to find

" whenever a soldier on half-pay shall die, or cows and feed chickens, hoe corn, sweep out it, said, as he handed the parson a five-dollar whenever a soldier shall be placed upon half

the kitchen, put the parlor to rights, make note, “ Take the change out of that for a two- pay, he shall be informed of it by the War

beds, split wood, kindle fires, wash and iron, dollar job; it's kind o wet-and-cold-like to- Minister.” Impracticable rules are easily made;

beside being remarkably fond of babies; in day, and I guess two dollars will be about it is not so easy to make a regulation defying fact, can do most any thing the most accomthe thing." evasion, a feat accomplished by the authori

plished housewife is capable of doing, not forThe following story is unique in itself, and, ties of Denver when they notified all travelers

getting the scoldings on Mondays or Saturthough slightly bordering on the sacrilegious, over the town-bridge that “no vehicle, drawn days. For specimens of our spirit we'll refer is strictly true : A hospitable city rector, in by more than one animal, is allowed to cross

you to our overseers. Speak quick! Black the city of centennial glory, had a Western this bridge in opposite directions at the same

eyes, fair forehead, clustering locks, beautiGerman missionary staying with him during time."

ful as Hebe; can sing like a seraph, and smile some convention or clerical gathering. One A clerical land-owner, finding his warrens most bewitchingly. An elderly gentleman, night he went some distance to marry a couple were poached while he preached, soug who wants a good house - keeper, or a nice at the bride's father's house, and, for compainsure his game a quiet Sunday by warning of

young man in want of a wife-willing to susny's sake, the Western brother went with him. fenders in this wise: “Remember the Sabbath

tain either character-in fact, we are in the Suddenly the rector exclaimed:

to keep it holy. Beware, my friends; your market. Who bids: Going, going, gone! 66 There! I have forgotten my prayer

names are all known. If you trespass on Who's the lucky mau ?" If these Maine girls book, and these people are Presbyterians !

these fields, or touch my rabbits, you will be be ordinary samples of the American factoryWhat shall I do?" prosecuted according to the law." The rev

girls, no wonder Sam Slick's friend put a no“Vy, zurely you knows de zervize by dis erend rabbit-preserver was not inclined to

tice over his gates at Lowell—“No cigars or dime," said the German brother.

make nice distinctions like the turnip-grower, Irishmen admitted within these walls,” and mitout any book !"

who politely intimated : “ Ladies and gentle- pleaded in justification that “the one would "Well, let us see," said the clergy man, men are requested not to steal the turnips ;

set a flame a-going among the cottons, and the “how does it begin? We will walk on; I other persons, if detected, will be prosecuted."

other among the gals." will repeat it, and you correct me if I get it

And he might have taken a lesson in liberaliwrong." ty from a gentleman wbo put up a board in

The last Chambers's Journal has an arti. 6 Yah vhole !" answered the German. scribed, " Ten shillings reward! Any person

6o 6 Dearly beloved, we are gathered here in found trespassing on these lands or damaging cle on the exhaustless subject of printers' and the sight of God and in the face of this com- these fences, on conviction, will receive the reporters' mistakes. We copy a few of the pany – That is right?” said the minister, above reward.” It may be questioned if he

more amusing of the instances cited : Yaas," said the German.

would have been as true to his word as the 666—to join together this man and this

Aberdeen factor who was wont to jog the mem- A reverend orator winding up an address woman in holy matrimony,' which-which — ory of a laggard tenant with

withwhat comes next?” inquired the perplexed " To avoid all proceedings unpleasant,

“Only the actions of the just rector.

I beg you will pay what is due;

Smell sweet and blossom in the dust," “Vich? Let me see," replied the German

If you do, you'll oblige me at present; was rather surprised at seeing Shirley's toler. missionary, “how does it go! Oh, yaas !-

If you don't, why, I'll oblige you."

ably familiar couplet transmogrified into"Vich, being so divine and comfortable a thing No writer of stories with a purpose ever “ All the low actions of the just to those who receive it worthily, and so dan- succeeded so thoroughly as Foote, when he

Swell out and blow Sam in the duet.".


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Equally astonished, we dare say, was Profess- water-cut, and tso liurdles." Telling of a | dle classes ; and it has now been discovered or Huxley at finding himself fathering upon man who lost his life in a riot, a Belfast paper that this mode of salutation is not only famil. Locke the extraordinary political doctrine ended the story with: “ They fired two shots iar, but essentially vulgar. We even find it that the end of government was the good of at him, the first shot killed him, but the sec- stated by a writer, who has made tbis subject the government; but his indignation was ond was not fatal.” He was not blessed one of his special studies, that it is “ destruehardly likely to be so great as that of a peace- with a couple of lives, like the deaf man tive of all honorable and profitable association at-any-price advocate when he discovered that named Taff, who was run down by a passen- between men." Still less is this " offensive a cruel Northern journalist, by merely intro-ger-train and killed; he was injured in a manual act” to be thought of between men and ducing one unnecessary letter turned wbat similar way a year ago.” The Irish journal- women, but it is, above all, between parents was intended to be sublime into something ists, however, cannot be accused of monopo- and children tbat the practice of shaking deliciously ridiculous, and made his vigorous lizing the manufacture of bulls; their English hands, or, as the members of the new society peroration end: “Let us, then, unanimously, brethren are equally clever that way; as they put it, “ shaking the body by the arm"-as earnestly, resolutely take our place in that in- proved by sending the Princess Louise to though the arm were a sort of handle to the creasing host

Wimbledon " to witness the shooting of her body-is thought reprebensible. This odious

husband;" describing the Prince of Wales's • . Along whose front no sabres shine,

custom, against which the authority of the No blood-red pennons wave,

second son as “ an amiable boy like his moth- Church bas at last been invoked, is said by Whose banners bear the simple line

er;" and announcing that the Duke of Ham- the authors of this movement to have been “Our duty is to shave!"""

ilton would shortly take to wife “the late originally invented by the Freemasons, and

Lady Mary Louisa Elizabeth Montague.” to have been generally introduced in England In justice to the fraternity, it must be con

as a cheap and convenient means of currying ceded that reporters are often saddled with

favor at elections. In the words of one of the other folk's sins. It must have been the com

THE “ Table-Talker" in the Gentleman's

chief promoters of the new social, or, as some positor's fault that the preacher's “Men Magazine has the following:

think, anti-social movement, it was “ generalshould work and play too was changed into

ly an insincerity, always a familiarity.” More"Men should work and play Loo," and that

I have just turned over a note made many the death of the subject of a coroner's inquest years ago on reading a passage in one of the

over, familiarity led to a sense of equality, and was attributed to “ serious apoplexy." late Dean Alford's essays on “ The Queen's equality to communism and revolution. A

return to the ancient custom of saluting by an But for the worthy compositor's ingenious English.” It is one of the most curious of

inclination of the head will, we are assured, misreading of his copy, the public would never the dean's blunders, and was overlooked by

lift those who pledge themselves to it into have known that“ a number of small sextons

Mr. Washington Moon in his grammatical had been sent out with the Ashantee Expedicriticisms upon those essays. These are the

association with the good and great of former tion; that the Pittsburg (sic!) Legislature dean's words, with the dean's own punctua

times. It will, moreover, separate a man from tion :

the vulgar and the base, and will be eviderce had “ pasted” a certain bill over the govern

that he has put away “ insolence as regards his or's head; that a gentleman connected with “I have some satisfaction in reflecting; superiors, familiarity as regards his equals, the Brighton Aquarium had undertaken the that, in the course of editing the Greek text, charge of "a marine and fresh-tater aquarium

believe I have destroyed more than a thousand and servility as regards his inferiors." The in New York ;” and that one evening the commas, which prevented the text being prop

chief ostensible promoter of the movement erly understood.

now being carried on in France against the House of Commons ordered the chairman " repeat prayers," instead of reporting progress.

The amusing point is that, in a passage in pernicious custom of “shaking the body by Nor was it anybody else's fault that our greatwhich the writer was denouncing the redun

the arm" is the Abbé Defourny, of Beaumort. grandfathers were scandalized at learning that dant use of commas, at the very word commas

The association, of which the abbé is the he inserted a redundant comma which, to

head, proposes, according to an Italian jourat the Old Bailey Sessions in 1799 “the grandjury, after a suitable exhortation from Lord quote the phrase immediately following it,

nal, which described not long ago the recep

tion of the Curé of Beaumont by the pope, to Kenyon, were ordered to be privately whipped prevented the text from being understood. His and discharged.” We have read, however,

“reëstablish respect in families and to inspire meaning, of course, was that in the Greek text

Christians with a horror for sedition and war." of more impossible things coming to pass

in question there were more than a thousand than the whipping of grand-jurors. Not long commas which prevented the text from being

It further appears from a French journal, pubago, a tailor stood in the dock for misapprounderstood, and he had destroyed them ; but

lished at Lyons, that the Abbé Defourny • calls priating his employer's property, and the lathis own redundant point after the word com

for the reprobation by ecclesiastical authority ter, we were told, deposed that “the matemas plainly implies that he prevented the text

of a most disrespectful usage which comes to rials were

us from the Freemasons, and wbich consists to be returned made up on a

from being understood by destroying more

than a thousand commas. Thursday, and on the Sunday following, he

There is, I need

in shaking by the poignée de main à l'Anglaize discovered that the deceased bad left his hardly say, another redundant comma in the

the body of the person whom it is intended to home, and he did not see bim again until he passage, after the word reflecting; which is,

salute;' and that he "asks for the approbation

of the Christian salutation, which consists of was in custody.” The “ deceased” was sen

however, only worthy of note as occurring in tenced to a month's hard labor.

a lecture addressed to careless people against kissing the hands of parents and superiors, or Some of the industrious gentlemen whose the too frequent use of commas.

of inclining one's self respectfully before them

and saying, “Let Jesus Christ be praised,' avocation it is to hunt up news for provincial

Laudetur Jesus Christus." The Holy Father has journals, have a very odd way of putting

A SOCIETY (says a London contempora- given but a guarded reply to the Abbé Dethings. Under the heading, “Death from ry) has been formed in France, under high fourny's petition, contenting himself with obDrowning,” we read: “On Saturday, Mr. J.

auspices, for abolishing the English custom serving, through the proper authority, that C. Jarrold, deputy-coroner, held an inquest at

lately adopted very generally by our neigh- "there is no reason why it should not be deepthe Hazard Arms, Mill Lane, concerning the bors of shaking hands. “Le shake hands," as ly desired,” or, more literally, that “nothing death of Thomas Shipp, who was drowned on

the act in question is pleasantly called, had stands in the way of its being deeply desired," the following night.” Chronicling the com- become quite a familiar gesture among the that the new formula for wishing "Good-morning to grief of a young trapeze-performer, the

French, especially those of the upper and mid- ing" should be generally adopted. reporter says: “It was afterward discovered that the boy's collar-bone was broken, but, unfortunately, his injuries are not of a dangerous description.” Another announces, with

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a periodical of a high class, one which shall embrace a wide scope of topics, and afford the reader, in addition “A very nice

to an abundance of entertaining popular literature, a thorough survey of the progress of thought, the advance of day's sport was carried on over an excellent

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