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THE AMERICAN SILVER BILL.

A COURT TORCH-LIGHT DANCE.

OUR MILITARi RESOURCES Itf-IWDIA*/

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE.

.,"A FIGHT AT ODESSA.

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EXPIATJCBNT or CHILDREN IN GERMANY,— From a statistical report recently published, it appears that these are about 88,000 children employed in the various factory industries in Germany. Of these Prussia musters some 47,600, more than half of the whole; while about 1*8 per cent, ef the population in P.ia of the age from 12 to M; in Bavaria, 1*3 per cent.; in Saxony, 66 per cent.; in Wiirtomburg, T8 per cent. Of all the children employee H, per cent, are of the age from 12 to 14 (first-class age) and 76 per cent., of the second class, from 14 to 16. More- over, 60 per cent are boys, and the remaining 40 girls. In the textile industries there are 34,000 employed (about 40 per cent. of the whole) and of these Prussia Wyes occupation to 14,600—vis., Dusseldorf, 3900 i Aix-la-Ohapelle, 1900; Breslau, 1050; Fmnkfort, Liegnits, and Cologne, each 900; Bavaria employs 3100; Saxony, 10,500, Of which 8000 are found in Zwickau alone; Wiirtemburg, 1860; Baden, 2800- 'the remaining States, 1750. Mining and wweltiny dustnes employ 14.800, and the tobacco nnd eigar- making trades about as many. Of the former there are o0 per cent in Prussia, 9 per cent. in Saxony, and 11 per cent. in the other States collectively; and of the latter Prussia employs 43 per cent; Baden, 24; Saxeny, 15; Hesse, 6; the other States about 12, As the number of people employed in factory pursuits makes altogether 880.000 — vix., 666,600 men, 326,000 women, and 88,000 children, the latter contribute about a tenth part of the whole industrial community, The wages of the children between 12 and TO Vary according to the locality and industry from one to nine marks; and of those of the second class, from 14 to 16, from one ud a half marks to 13 £ the average being about three marks for the first and five for too second dnss. The highest wages for ohildren are paid in the brick and tile trades, IMOBBASB or }>nLle-BOV8B8.-The reports of the Inspectors of the Constabulary of the oounties and boroughs of England and Wales (exclusive of Middlesex and the metropolitan district) give the following results for the year ending At Miebaelma* 1877: The number of public-houses is stated as 62,635, or sixty more than in the pre- eeding year beer and eider houses, 41,622, or 932 more than in the preceding year; refreshment houses with wme licenses, 2670, or 00 more than in the pre- ceding year. The number of persons proceeded against drunkenness, or as drunk and disorderly, was 186,006, being 6406 fewer than in the preceding yflA't; aad the number of those who were convicted was 152,744, or 6886 fewer than in the preceding year. All three districts—northern, midland, and southern —how an increase in the tetal number of houses licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquon. The southern and midland districts show an in the convictions for drunkenness, but this is more than counterbalanced by a decrease in the northern divi- sion. But the northern still had nearly 105,000 of the 152,000 convictions. The population in 1871 was nearly lSj millions in the southern districts: more than 51 million. in the midland district, and 7,866,000 in the northern district. A CBOWPBD TOWN.—A special correspondent at Adrianople says that the city his probably never had in its entire history such crowded streets as at present. The main thoroughfare is at times almost impassable; all the hotels and restanrantsare crowded; every empty house has been filled with soldiers, and the officers have been billeted about promiscuously. The Russian and Turkish soldiers thoroughly frater- nise. The Russians, too, asaist the refugees in various ways- Rarely," says our correspondent, is a hand held out for charity that does not receive some coin, and I have seen the soldiers bring water quite gallantly for the Turkish women." With the Bulgtpans the Russians are not on such good terms, PUBCHASB or ANOTHKB IAONOLAD — It is announced that the Government have now effected # another irondad or^maQy intended for the Turkish navy. She was built .to. Miners. Bolt, and is pierced for twelve 18-ton guns.

n ITHE LAW AFFECTING INSANE…

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, DEAN STANLEY ON THE POPES…

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A ROMANCE m JteEAh LIFE.

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A COSTLY SOLDIER.

HUSBAND AND WIFE.

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ENGLAND'S FIELD ARMY..

A PLEA FOR "BREACH OF PROMISE."

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