Pau! Du Chaillu tells of tne doings of a qpeer Af rioán species of ant, which tbe nativas cali the bashikonay, wbich marches turongh tbe forestsin a regular i line. Tbis line usually averages about , two inches iu breac3fch au(i is of ten several miles long, with not a break in the column. "All along the line," says the great traveler, "largeand Cerce iboking iiuts act as officers, keeping the siugnlar army in order." In the south of France the handing of a sweet pèa by a young lady to a young gentleman is a polito way cf statiüg that she is tircd of bis company. An ordiuary tablespoouful of common ealt, dry, weighs aliuost exactly oae ouuce.