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l A Cast of the Net. INTERESTING HAUL. THE SEAMY SIDE 07 BL DOBADO. If the adventurous prospectors who are hurry- ing to the Yukon Goldfields should come to grief, it will not be for want of warning. The peculiar perils of this neighbourhood, where a mellow autumn is transformed in the twinkling of an eye into an arctic winter, have been graphically described in fiction by Mr Morley Roberts, who, < almost alone among English novelists, has a. first-hand knowledge of British Columbia, and some dreadful dots have been put on his I$ i's by Mr Harry de Windt. The journey, it seems, is long; the traveller must carry a season's provisions with him or starve if he stays too late in the season his case will be very much like that of Wansen in Franz Josef Land. That the know- ledge of these facts will deter the whole of the Anglo-Saxon race from pursuing the preoious metal under difficulties is not, indeed, to be expected. But it is a good sign that, for once, the saoiny side of El Dorado should be shown up early in the day.Daily Graphic. -0- -0- THE BLUE ORCHID. It will be remembered that about & month ago the horticultural world was fluttered by the announcement of the discovery in the Philippines of a blue orchid, which was named Dendrobium Victorias Reginaa in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Yesterday one of the imported specimens, in bloom, was exhibited at Messrs Protheroe and Morris's salerooms, "London, and found a ready purchaser. -0- A. DEAF AND DUMB WEDDING. A singular ceremony has just been witnessed by a large congregation at All Souls' Church, Ha.rlesden, when the Rev. F. H. Voigt united Mr Ralph Clegg, & Manchester engineer, and Miøs Martha Ann Topping, a Harlesden lady, in marriage, both being deaf and dumb. The clergyman carried out the service in an Ingenious way, holding the Prayer Book upedde down and pointing to the words of the service as he went through it. Knowing the service by heart, he was thus enabled to perform the ceremony, the bride and bridegroom nodding their heads at appro- priate parts of the service. -0 LATE MR BABNATO. How much will the estate of the late Mr Bar. nato pay to the Exchequer ? Mr Labouchere, on the South Africa Committee, enunciated the proposition that if a man has, say, 100,000 xi shares, which are quoted at 4209 he is worth S.2,000,000 in hard cash. That, of course (says the Daily Chronicle) was only one of Mr Labou- chere's little jokes. The question what the late Mr Barnato was worth is probably difficult to answer. It is said that the Inland Revenue would be prepared to compound at £ 4,000,000. Whether the executors are of the same miucl remains to be seen. -n- FOR THE HOUSEWIPE. I Salmon is again rather dearer, an'3 soles have returned to their normal price. Halibut is now cheaper than turbot, which, with brills, sells at 9d per,lb., and upwards. Whitings and mac. kerel are cheap. There is no change to record in the matter of poultry' since last week, except that capons are cheaper and goslings a little dearer. There is scarcely any demand for the excellent supplies in the Metropolitan markets. Peas now sell at 6d to lOd per peck, French beans at 3d per lb., cabbages at 2d each, marrows and cucumbers at 2d and upwards There were plenty of strawberries at 6d a lb. in the fruit markets on Thursday, and fresh sup- plies of the second crop are expected to-day. Plums and greengages sell at 4d per lb., all kinds of currents at 5d, peaches at 3s to 6a 6d per dozen. Cherries and raspberries appear to be abundant. Melons art now in. Apricots are cheap, and some Dutch pears find ready sale. The first green apples are in the market, but are only suitable for cooking. _n- STUNG TO DEATH BY BEES. I An occurrence of an unusual nature took place at Whitstable-on-Sea, Kent, yesterday. A number of hives of bees had been placed in a field of clover for the purpose of increasing the yield of honey, and in an adjoining field some "horses. "One Sf these, a. valtttble n.nima.1, fell into the ditch separating the fields and close to the pfipqt,occupied by the hives. The bms. were infuriated by the disturbance caused by the horse's struggles, and they settled on the animal's body in thousands. The poor beast was stung in such a frightful manner that its owner as a last resort shot it, and put it out of its misery. -0- A WVAL'S w DING. A reporter on a paper wrote the following account of his hated rival's marriage The bride was radiant in a beautiful lavender silk dress, with orange wreath, and six-button number nine kid gloves slightly burst in the thumb. The groom was as straight as a black cloth suit con- structed by the beat tailor could make him, and as red in the face as was consistent with a pair of boots two sizes too small, and a number thirteen collar encircling his manly sixteen-and-a-half inch neck. Fortunately before the ceremony was over the restraining button flew off and saved him from strangulation." -0-- A FORTUNE FOR A NEWSPAPER :BOY, An Exchange Telegraph Company's Newcastle- on-Tyne correspondent last night states that a boy named Thompson, who earned his livelihood by selling newspapers in the streets, and who recently obtained a. situation at Elswick Steel Works, has come into a. fortune of tl5,000 through the death of a rich uncle near Hexha.m. --0- Venetian Proverbs. Dr. Balladoro, of Verona, has published about 100 Venetian proverbs, containing suggestions as to the character, inclinations, and passions of the people. These proverbs show that tall persons are considered to have little intelligence short persona are malicious tall women are vicious and short women are contemptuous. Men ought to choose small wives, because little women are more graceful, and keep young for a longer time fat men are considered to be peaceful and good- humoured. Sicilian traditions held a large head to be a sign of wisdom, but the Venetian proverb considers it a sign of ignorance. A crooked neck is a sign of bed temper. A pallid complexion is ab- horred. Beardless men are stupid; bearded women are wry clever and wicked. A red beard is a sign of maliciousness, as is also red hair in a woman. Long hair in a woman is a sign of silliness. Bald people are intelligent, but inclined to evil ways. People with small eyes, and especially people who sqnint, must be avoided. A large nose is a sign of a resolute, imperative character; a turned- up nose is a sign of criminal tendencies, and equally so a very pointed nose. Thin lips indi- cate irascibility, thick lips sensuality. A child teething late is likely to have a long life. Intel- ligent people have small hands. Large hands are a sign of coldness of heart. People who have a voice not suited to their sex must be regarded with diffidence. Ugly bad parents generally have good and handsome children, and vice verm. A final proverb asserts that all people are somewhat mad, and another that inherited lunacy is incur- able.

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