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BREACH OF PROMISE— £ 2,000…

AN UNSUCCESSFUL MISSION.

OUR COTTON SUPPLY.

A PORTRAIT OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN.\

AN PORTANT DISCOVERY.

A SEA-SICK MILLIONAIRE.

TEA v. MALT.

AN ENCOUNTER WITH A TIGER.

HOW A SECRET WAS OBTAINED.

PARLIAMENT SKETCHED.

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PARLIAMENT SKETCHED. The sketch that could be obtained this last week was a thin outline (says a writer in the Court Journal). Mtn have not developed themselves, and are very sby as yet. As a specimen of their coldness and distant bearing, it may be mentioned that one of them advanced to Mr. Disraeli and presented his card. Mr. Disraeli coolly surveyed it and then the proprietor, after which a few words were spoken. The card was handed back to the member. He wrote something upon it and gave it back to Mr. Disraeli, who bowed him away, and away he went to some seat at the back under the gallery, where he will doubtless be found by the address on the card when wanted to come forward to the rescue of the Opposition and make one of those brilliant speeches with which he doubtless informed Mr. Disraeli he was primed and prepared when he was wanted. Mr. Disraeli looks well and happyâevery one looks well and happy--and it is almost a pity that the law of the land brings them together to spoil tlieir digestion, and looks over the tying and untying of legislative matter of such little import. Punch in his last cartoon has depicted the Premier with a considerable amount of embonpoint, and we scanned him like a Schneider as to his waist measurement. There is ample and comfortable rotundity, but no excess, and Punch must diminish a thought or two in the circumference of the great man next time he is made fun of. The Premier looks not a jot older, albeit old, and in nowise so jaunty as the world in general is led to believe. He took up the attitude of slouched hat and somnolence at once, though there was little time left for napping this week. Nothing is changed, apparently, from last year in the region of the Government table. Opposition and Ministerial are to a man as they were. Mr. Gladstone looks solemn and statuesque, big with the fate of a budget; Sir Charles Wood remarkably severe and impeachable; Mr. Layard has not shown; Mr. Milner Gibson cheery and cheruby; and Sir George Grey active in form and thoughtful of brow. The ruck are there, with a few new faces; that detestable Yah, yah from the back, near Mr. Disraeli, as loud and big with importance as ever. The Lords exhibited rather a lively scene during the opening day the House was filled with ladies and gentlemen curious to witness something which they will requireagreat deal of acuteness to have discovered. They graced the Opposition benches rather thickly, and that is not the attitude or position in which we should most have wished to find them. They mingled in the strangers' gallery with the gentlemen who were permitted to take a seat there, and not, as duringThe ieJ^rry the Speech by the Queen, confined to a standmg pbee at the back of the gallery. The first ieldreaToiri frit1â e"8«)â¢d of debate was Lord Lecon- nf the irJon^of ^Sle|°U^-e?; theD Came the Cburch the ^hop of Uipon! h°P °f CaQterbury and Qbihgan was punctua.l, as usual on these Opposition, bm, toiicht a^ainH? benches of the new to his Lordship. HaJLiv une(l odds is not only to look daggers a £ Sh« fo^' |'weveJ> here he had Lo& Churston of FerreS\^nedL^ ^dale and four minutes after two the Common,, annual rash to hear the Speech. The CommfZi r were the Lord Chancellor, the Duke otSome^lt T St. Germans, Lord Sydney, and Lord 'Stani*^ Alderly. â OI All that followed after the world knows, and if \bey >â did not hear the Speech read, they have thought the more over it, when they have read it themselves, and quietly put their pen deprecatingly through three- fourths of it.

AN EXTRAORDINARY CASE.

HINTS TO WORKING MEN.

THE LAW OF GIFTS!

CHARQUI.

STOCK EXCHANGE SLANG.

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THE MARKETS.