rs of State and his magicians, without whose advice he never takes any important step.
Nearly all those personages were clothed in silk robes, richly embroidered and of very picturesque effect.
The Emperor of Russia has issued an ukase extending the abolition of serfdom to Transcaucasia, the only province of the Russian Empire where that institution still exists.
The railway between Stockholm and Malmoe, a town at the south of the Swedish peninsula, on the Sound, nearly opposite Copenhagen, has been opened.
The capital of Sweden is, in consequence, at a distance of only twenty hours from the Continent.
L. Von Maltitz, a Dutchman, of Colesberg, in the Cape of Good Hope, has discovered a new industry.
He says he can tame ostriches and keep them like poultry, and has actually bred seventeen.
They want about ten acres of grazing land apiece, but each bird yields twenty-four feathers every six months, worth, with the small feathers, about £12 10s. or £25 a year.