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I Y/ POMPEY. It.. J. A gentleman who happened to. have an interview with President Lincoln, just previous to the battle of Gettysburg, turned the conversation on the rebel in. vasion of Pennsylvania, and made the remark thai i the rebels were splendidly armed. 11 Tliere's- no doubt of that," replied Mr. Lincoln, "because we supplied them 'with the best we had." The visitor y then expressed a confident hope that Meade would nevertheless be able to beat Lee and capture Lli. whole army. The pjct-ideut repiied that lie was „ t'iere would be too much "nigger inathema- tics "in it. The visitor smiled politely at the allu- sion, supposing that there mnst be something in it, though lie could not sue the point. "Ah, you don't known what nigger mathematics is," said Mr. Lin coin. "Lay down your hat. for a minute, and IU j tell you. '1 here was a chirKey in my neighbourhood called Ponipey, who, from a certain quickness in figuring up the prices of chickens and vegetables, got the reputation of being a mathematical genius. Mr. Johnson, a darkey preacher, heard of l'ompey, and called to see him. Ilear ye're a great mat in'- tishun. Ponipey.' 'Yes, sar, you just try.' Well, Ponipey, 1'ze compound a problem in mat'matics.' 'All right, ¡;ur.' Now, l'ompey, s'pbse der am tree pigeons sittin on the rail fence, and you fire a gun at \'111' ani) shoot one, how many left?' 'Two?ob: coors," replies Ponipey, after a little wool scratching. 'Ya, ya, ya! laughs Mr. Johnson; <1 lcnowed you was a fool, Ponipey dere's none left; one's dead,! and d'udder two's flown away.' That's what n.akes me say," (:()lltilled Mr. Lincoln, that 1:01 afraid there will be too much nigger, mathematics in thej I emisyIranian campaign." And the result showed that, ill this instance at least, the anecdote suited the. fact. Lees army was the three pigeons. One of them was taken down at Gettysburg, but the other two flew off over the Potomac. Tlie Archduke Karl Stephau, brotlier "Gf' Queen Kegent of Spain, and the Archduchess-Maria; Theresa, daughter of the Grand Duke of Tuscany,' tvjro members of the Imperial llolise of Hapsburg, liive been married with great splendour in Vienna. Mr. J. Horace Round's critical essay on Anne Boleyn is all but ready for publication. One of the principal points discussed is ilie vnxntu qmi'stio as to age of the sisters, It is said that Mr. Hound proves conclusively that Anne was older tijau her sister

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