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Ctn» grano salis.

"Christian ilnnal " is v. !¡nt tv? often hear quoted, lhere are many sorts of Christians, it is true, and some of them in their burial notions are, 1 think, rather un Christian:--they are, at .any rate, the reverse of being civilized. It is only lately I read in a contemporary, of a minister-a gentle- man named Lloyd, the Rev. A. Lloyd, I be- lieve pressing himself as being pleased at certain kinds of Christian uuity, that were  

shewing up very brightly through the dark leaden clouds of dogmatism ; and he in-  

stanced the fact of his having been permitted to officiate in the premier Anglican cemetery of the colony, and in the presence of an Anglican clergyman. The gentleman who said this is a Congregationalist, and whose deliverances over the grave I have on more

than one occasion listened to with much res- pect. Unfortunately, all are not so liberal—   and more's the pity-down Tumut way, for instance. They buried a Chinaman in that out-of-the way region the other day, in quite a public manner-and, as is usual with their countrymen, the Chows made a shivoo over it; and what is more, the local paper detailed the facts pretty accurately. Now, it appears, there's a shindy because an alien is buried in Anglican soil, and people's feelings are hurt, and so on ; and Mr. Undertaker comes in for the blame, for having interred a Chinaman in consecrated ground, and that pagan rites had been practiced; the upshot of which is, that the Undertaker has to disinter the Mongol and drop him into another hole some distance off.   This unfortunate undertaker has been sat

upon, that's evident. Why are these things

left to undertakers at all? What are the trustees, or other persons connected with the   cemetery, about that they do not look after these matters? The undertaker evidently took a broad view of the case, and being left to himself, without " let or hindrance," de-   posited his "job " in as decent a place as he could find, and in the best of company-be- lieving, probably, that once out ot Ulis wor.d «if strife and bigotry all aie CCMI.I1. I ratlur like that undertaker's Chii<:. ? ,i..a eon tend that '»would be i b i: :i - i:¡.- io charge him with the ex fm ;?: ,:i.¡>:s<.<i upon biiir* by the apathy i:. ^ouranee ot other persons w'; j shirked : a duty .

Really, there's m» picking ¿'v< i \ bcci v - even ii' nr.f changed trout tv cry hour in the

and .iopptd up al! üight to du it. The 'AîUjjif*- s. : ii o are between two fires-the ! r'aus ¡t¡u' tm" Teetotallers. The foinu-r liuwk

the-, wer« scurvily treateil on the night oí

MÍ¡ tiin^r .\ while the latter think they have been f^nboosled into joining a club that pro

go upon moral~f.e , teetotal piin ^gt^Lof whick they have discovered

tlie^jyviuud (or

their bentfiVaionT or |nr the purp'«:»; o p.;:. - dering to the idiosyncrasies of either. They should also he good enougi to remember there is a third p*fty who are quite as im- portant as either publicans or abstainers, and who joined the club for sport-not caring a jot whether long sleevers ot beer, or long

slecver* of zoedoue were drank on the

ground. But knowing that the gcnei*! public who were invited to their sports were a mixed assemblage, the dub provided for both beer drinkers and water drinker*, and I fail to see what more thev could do.

The Cumberland Mercury, ia its last Satur- day's issue, has a par. iieaded '? Monotonous Bread," the substance of which {the par, not the bread) I «ju t; *gree with, lu this colony, as well a» m England, the bread we eat ix monotonous, truly. Wc go on from dav to day, and from year's end to year's end, satis- fied with the same unpalatable dyspeptic "staff ot life," andas the Mercury says, we Britishers are " famous for our Uiiitormitv." That's a fact no one can dispute ; and " there is lots ot room lor a retorming baker"-not that I refer particularly to our Windsor craftsmen-O, no ! 1 speak in general terms. We B ii i dlers (I nieau Australians also) seem content to eat, day alter day, what our Ameri- can Cousins would despise, and the sons and daughters of lu Helle france, though iud - vidually much ponier, would not eal at anv price. At this remark, ol mine, I know visions of jricasseed frogs, and nicely roasted mice, will haunt the minda of my British brethren. Neier mind ! even those dainties are most excellent in '.heir way, when vulgar prejudice is banished- To come to the point. What American «ir Frenchman would go on, day after day, consuming salt beef and spuds, or plumpudding; and in hot weather, dry chippy bread and oily butter ? To the very poor, in any country, food of any kind is acceptable; but amongst Well-paid artisans and others there is no necessity for this mono- tonous sameness. Australians affect to des

pise maize meal : it is fit fo< J for pigs, it is

said. Not so with thc Americans. Maize meal is there transformed into the most taste- ful, wholesome, and digestible food, as also ! buckwheat. In fact, no table in the v. odd is more liberally supplied than the table of a Yankee fanner ; and their bread, in its diffe- rent varieties, is simply perfection-which may also be said pf France. Even poor, ignorant,

despised Spain can set us an example -iti^ bread«making, as well as the manufacture of a cool, delicious dish for a hot summer's day. In fact, the whitest and sweetest bread I ever ate was in Santonia, a town on the Biscayan

coast of that famed land of wine and Senori-



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