Snails. in France the snail is becoming a fashionable article of diet, and for some time past a particular place has been appropriated for their sale in the Paris fish-market, in the south-east angle, near the lobsters and fresh-water fish. "Snails," gays one of the French journals, "were highly esteemed by the Romans, our masters in gastronomy, and are now raised in many of the departments with success. In the sixteenth century, the Capuchins of Fri-bourg recovered the art of breeding and fattening snails, an art which is not lost in our day; for in Franche-Comte, Lorraine, and Burgundy, they raise excellent snails, which find a sure demand in the Paris market. There are now fifty restaurants, and more than twelve hundred private tables in Paris, where snails are accepted as a delicacy by from eight thousand to ten thousand consumers. The monthly consumption of this molluscan is estimated at half a million. The market price of the great vineyard snails is from 2f. 50c. to 3f. 50c. per hundred, while those of the hedges, woods, and forests, bring only from 2f. to 2f. 25c. The proprietor of the snaillery in the vicinity of Dijon is said to net over 7,000 francs annually.