In making rea in Japan tbe hostess ponrs tho powdered tea from the eaddy and the water from the kettle simultaoeonsly into a bamboo dipper, as a Ftench waiter ponrs ruilk and coffee, and siirs it carefnlly with a "chosen" bambuo, oue end of which is split into stnall slivcrs.- Philadelphia Ledger. Zenobia, the qucen of Palrnyra. spoke seven langnages. After being captnred ay the Romana ?he learned Latin aud Groek aJso," married a Roman senator aud lived tbe rest of her life as a Roman matron. It is estimnted by engineers that tho ieakage froui the gas pipes of London equals 9 peí cent of the total manufacture.