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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.

AN EXTRAORDINARY CASE.

HINTS TO WORKING MEN.

THE LAW OF GIFTS!

CHARQUI.

STOCK EXCHANGE SLANG.

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DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH V. OSBORX. â Mr. Osborn, of Church Handborough, is determined to go on with the charge of perjury against the Duke of Marlborough. In a letter to a contemporary he says â" Mr. Whately will soon find that I have good grounds for the charge made before the magistrates at Woodstock." With regard to the action for eject- ment, he further states:â"I challenge the Duke in open court to show that he has any grounds whatever for ejecting me from the farm which I took for 14 years, five of which have to run out." THE EARL OF LEICESTER ON THE MALT TAX. âThe Earl of Leicester, whose opinions as those of the largest landed proprietor in Norfolk are entitled to considerable weight so far as agricultural subjects are concerned has published a letter upon the malt tax. His lordship observes :â Admitting the malt tax to be ccDtrary to the principles of free trade, I still cannot comider it to be to the interest ol the farmers oi Norfolk that it should be removed at present. An immediate total repeal of the tax Is ol course out cf the question, as tlat would have to be ,met by the counter imposition of other taxes far more oppressive to the agricul- tural interest. I am further of opinion, that even any surplus which the Chancellor of the Exchequer may have at his disposal will be far better applied to the diminishing of the income tax than the malt tax, any profits arising from the partial repeal of which wOUld, instead of yielding the large relief anticipated by the occupier, be eventually divided between the landlord and the consumer. A SPORTING CASE DECIDED âA case of eon- siderable interest to the sporting community came on for trial on Friday in the Court of Common Pleas, Dublin. It was an action brought by the Marquis of Drogheda against the stakeholder of the Spring-hill Steeplechases of 1864, to recover the sum of 351. claimed by him under the articles as the winner of the race. A question was raised as to whether the stewards of the race, to whom the matter had been referred, were entitled to allocate to the fund, instead of handing over to tbe winner 5L each which was paid by the owners of seven horses which ran. Several witnesses were examined as to the meaning of the rules in the Racing Calender, and the construction of the particular rules under which the race in question was run. A verdict was given on Saturday for the plaintiff. PRESIDENT LINCOLN.âThe following malic ons sketch of President Lincoln has appeared in the New York World :â Of face deformed, the index ot his heart; Of evil leer, but acting well his part, Pale Lincoln stalks, and with a furtive eye Surveys the boding aspect of the sky. A loose, lank man whose ever-willing hands Seem grasping human throats. Supreme he stands, Hurling a war of paper on his foes, The royal jester of a nation's woes. Ordaining feasts; imprisoning his kind An honest knave; a wit without a mind. Bold as a tyrant; timid as a man; A monstrous discord in creation's plan Now bending, as in prayer, ashapeleu heal. Now trolling ballads o'er the patriot dead, Now calling armies to defend the State, And tiow to crush a rival candidate Or tinkering plans by able captains made, Or ruining campaigns to save a raid, Or shooting Copperheads in Illinois, Or trusting armies to a handsome boy, Or crowding hundreds in a leaky beat, Or sacrificing thousands for a vote A tall, ungainly, shambling, soulless thing, Part citizen, part truckler, and part king. THE WRECK OF THE DALHOUSIE."âThe body of Mr. Cleveland, the professional singer, who was lost, together with his wife and children, in the Dalhousie, was found by some fishermen at 5 o'clock on Thursday night, lying on the sands west of St. Andrews, and near to the mouth of the Eden (says a Dundee paper.) The body was sadly mutilated, but tTû waistcoats and an overcoat having been closely buttoned over it, had helped to hold it together. There were found on the body a silver watch, a lady's gold watch, two gold watch chains, a gold pencii-caee, a purse containing ll. 13'1. 3d., consisting of one sovereign and 13a. 3d. in silver and copper, a passenger ticket, on which was marked Master Cleveland and Mrp. Cleveland. The watches were found on unbuttoning the coat, one in each of the two waistcoats. The trousers (which were checked) were attached to the body by one foot; the legs below the knees were attached to the body by the sinews. Both hands were gone. and the skin had been peeled from the face.

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