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From the «♦ Transvaal Advertiser" ire letrn (says the " London News ") that woman flogging In the Transvaal ia still allowed by law. It appears that recently • woman was Bentenoed to be flogged. She was tied to a port, abd on her bare back the exeontlooer luflloted fifteen itrokea with the " cat " At the tenih lash the woman fainted. A little water thrown m her face revived her, and the remaining five l*abe« wore given her, after which the apalu minted. ThU paalahment was Inflicted beoau«e tr»e woman vied otwoeoe language ia the public streets. If soob sentences were to ba Imposed m London for similar offenoes, the supply of exeoo. Honors and gaolers to carry out the senteooes would have to be largely increased. WATBK IN THE DISBBT. There ia good news from that most unexpected quarter, the Desert of Sahara. The French colonists have found subterranean water everywhere within an easy distance of the deaolate aorfaoe, and hare created 10 many artificial oases m one of Its worst districts, a narrow tract of land 120 miles long, called the Oued Rip, that the export of dates alone from newlyplanted trees already amounts to £100,000 sterling In annual value. Yet the sandy •nd rooky surface stratum afforded no apparent sustenance for vegetation, nor . had It supported settlement since the days of King Solomon, until the Bomh Algerian Soelety took It In hand. There are now 114 French springs, and 495 natural springs bare been dlsooyered, cleared and Improved. UUBDKB Ilf A BAILWAY CARRIAGE, Intelligence has been received from Pletra, m the provlnoa of Genoa, stating that M* William Gelaendorff, son of the 'Swiss Vice Consul at Cannes, has been mnrdered near that place m a railway eanlage In whioh ha vu ttmrelllag, fie left Oannes with his intended bride and Dei mother, his destination being Venfclniglta; bnt he extended his journey to Genoa. On retnrnlng from that city by the Llgcrlan line be went to Monte Carlo, and was iuoky at the tables. His morderer or murderers evidently knew this, and they probably dogged him and entered - the same railway carriage with him. The young fellow was stabbed and then thrown oat on the line, where he wai found with bis faoa horribly mutilated. Near him waa a travelling bag. His pockets as well as the bag were empty a scnrisn& on dahoxhg. ' The Rev John Robinson, a Free Oboroh "meenlster" (says "Truth") has been holding forth at Stonehaven upon the evils of danoing. The oooaslon was a gathering of farm servants, who Intended to finish the evening with a dance, and the rev. gautlaman Informed his hearers that he we* both glad and sorry to be preient, fot "though they began the meeting eenalbly, they were going to end it like a pack of fools." •« What (he inquired) was the nse of hop hopping like a hen on a hot griddle ? What on earth did they mean by Bob bobbing like that } He hoped that everyone would take the cramp m the big toe, and that there would be no assembly that night. It waa wrong, it was unchristian — wrong root and branoh. . Promitoucns danoing waa of the devil." And this genial pastor concluded bis diatribe with the pious #Uh " that every foot would be transfixed through and through with a judgment," whatever that may mean. TWO MM ABXABM VOLOANOBS. •••■ Fear the city of San Salvador, In Central America, are two active vales noes — Ban Miguel and Jzilco— which present a magnifioent display to the passengers of steamahipß sailing along the coast. Lsaloo Is as regular as a elook, the eruption occurring like the beating of a mighty poise, every seven minutes. It is impofsible to conceive of a grander speotaole than this monster, rising about 7000 feet almost directly from the eea, an immense volume of ste -m like a plume constantly pouring ont of its summit and broken with such regularity by masses of light rising 1000 ft, that it has been named El faro del Salvador— the Lighthouse of Salvador. It is m many respects the most remarkable volcano m the world, because its discharges have continued so long end with such regularity, and because the tun ult m the earth's bowels ia always to be heard. Its explosions are constant, andare^audible 100 muee off. It is the only volcano that has >■■• originated on this continent aince the diaeovery by Columbus. It arose from the plain m 1770, m the midst of what had been for nearly 100 years a magnifioent coffee and indigo plantation,— -"Guatemala Btar. M TEH POSTAGE STAMP HAKIA, A number of rare old Australian stamps were offered for sale at auction at Tokenhouse Yard by Messrs Ventorn, Bull and Cooper, of Old Jewry. The entire collection comprised about 2000 British and oolonial stamps, and the total sum , .realised was npwards of £650 An unused embossed envelope of New South Wales ■old for 20gs, and a couple of embossed wrappers of the same colony for £23 and £8 respectively. Another New South Wales envelope fetohed £91, an unused orange £8 adhesive stamp, £15 10s, and a bine twopenny stamp, £6 10s. Several yellow eightpenny New South Wales • etamps sold for about £2 each, but an entire sheet of fifty realised only £54 ; while a sheet of twenty-five brown unused fetohed £26. An unused twopenny 'Victorian stamp realised £20; and a twopenny stamp of Weatera Australia was sold for fes. A pair of Mauritius stamps sold for £5 155, and a penny blue Tasmanlan of 1853 issue was sold for £4 10s. A Victorian "registered stamp" fetohed 4gs, and others also realised high i'Ptioei. ZASIXUB A»D BEJEB. Pasteur's studies should Interest beer drinkers as well as the vlotlms of rabid dogs* Dr Hansen, of Copenhagen, edlsUnfinished dlsolple of Pasteur, In the course of researches as to the propagation of miero-organlsmt, prooeeded to onltlvate pore yeast. A few years ago, at one of the large Dsnuh brewer lei, heavy loss had been sustained m oonseqaenoe of the beer .-. turning sour at intervals for a period of two years. Dr Hansen ultimately traced the cause, and for the first time had an opportunity of trying on an extended scale bis then recently discovered pure yeast! The result was In every way satisfactory, and from that day bis system has been priotically applied at Old Carlsberg. briefly stated, Dr flansen's system conelsts In selecting a single cell of yeast of a •peoles which by experiment has been moved to give a oeitafn ascertained result In fermentation, and from this cell to •nltlrate feast In large quantUlaa for the fermenting vats. The advantages of this mode of fermentation have now been fully raoognlsed, and It Is In use In all the large Danish and many foreign breweries. The tx-swar using this pure yeast knows with absolute certainty that his beer will turn out of the desired taste and quality.— fl Pall Mall Gazette."
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