FOREIGN SCRAPS. The telegraphic line that is to unite England with Egypt makes gratifying progress. The British House of Lords has officially of-ficially decided that a man cannot marry mar-ry his deceased wife's sister. Three remarkable monuments of the Mirovingian era have been lately unearthed in Paris, but unfortunately, were broken by the implement of the workmen. . . Tho emperor of Bussia is making a brilliant season at Ems. The whole town was illuminated on the night of his arrival, and the Grand Duke and Prince Alexander of Hesse were present pres-ent to receive him. The populace were very enthusiastic. The German provinces of Russia !;ao receired ofIici.il hints that their claims to privilege do not rest upon international law, ' but that they are governed by the fixed statutes cf the Russian empire. Khort and sharp. "Kick him," "Strangle him," were the exlamations distinguishable in the uproar in the House of Commons Com-mons which prevented Mr. Whalley from being heard when he attempted to challenge the speaker's decision after the debate on the inspection of convents. Congress is scarcely up to the mark yet. A daughter, 11 years old, of Major Dundridge, lost her life by falling out of a carriage on the London and Brighton railway; and the accident so much affected the mind of the guard, to whom the little girl was specially given in charge, and who had forgotten to lock the door, that he afterward committed suicide at one of the stations on the line. A French resident of Algeria has invented in-vented an insubmersible boat. It consists con-sists of two parts. The screw, placed in a central basin, constantly moves in a complete calm, thus greatly increasing increas-ing the vessel's speed. In case of accident, the different parts separate, and f.hus become transformed into lifeboats. life-boats. A colony of about 80 persons, all members of respectable English families, fami-lies, including retired officers of the British army and a clergyman of the Anglican church, have recently settled upon a tract of about 27,000 acres of land in the Argentine republic, on the line of the railway from the port of Kosarioto Cordova, now in course of completion. 'J'he cultivation of the soil is to take place under the superintendence super-intendence of a practical Wiltshire agriculturists. Each member of the party was required to furnish loo pounds. Here is what Madame Ratazzi says about Eochefbrt and the Empress Eugenie Eu-genie : 'I do not find the least fault with that clever man in exposing the Empress of the French. The vain creature, although nearly aj old as Mothusaleh, still wants her jnurnaliic lacqueys to call her an angel of beauty and grace. What if thuy could see her en deshabille ? Oh 1" Geneva ha3 lost two of her celebri- ties, the painter Hortung and the poet Petit-Scnn, both born in that city in 1792. The latter was a man of great genius and originality, whose little cottage cot-tage at Cbene, near Geneva, was a noted resort of literary men. He resembled re-sembled Voltaire both in his appearance appear-ance and in the turn of his mind and like the sage of Forney was continually under the impression that lie wa dying, dy-ing, though he lived to the ripe age of 7s. He was called the philosopher of I Cheoe.