I liave heard of a curious case of successful impudence that took place a short time ago. A well-dressed man entered the Bank of England, threw down a penny for the stamp, and asked for a check. When it was handed to him he filled it up to " self for L100," signed it, and, receiving the money, withdrew. As he liad no account at the Bank of England, that institntion lost L100 by the transaction, while the (iovernment gained 1 penny. - London Truth. New natural gas welLs have recently been discovered near Pittsburgh.