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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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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.

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A COSTLY SOLDIER. An ugly suspicion exists in military circles that the strength of our land forces as exhibited on paper is much in excess of the real number of our soldiers. Not that English officers adopt the plan of pocketing the pay of paper men; that sort of arrangement died out finally, we believe, in India about the time of the battle of Plassey. But it is un- questionable that the British army contains a number of ingenious individuals who have mastered the art of self-multiplication. The following sugges- tive history of one of these accomplished gentle- men has just come into our hands, and as it was re- counted by himself the details may be accepted as ac- curate. The statement of Private James Morrissy, 14th Foot: In the beginning of the year 1872 I en- listed in the Liverpool Militia under the name of James Reilly. In the beginning of the year 18731 enlisted in the 2nd Lanarkshire Militia, under the above name of James Beilly. About the third or fourth month of 1874 I enlisted in the Barnard Castle Militia, county Durham, under the name of Thomas Farr. About the year 1871 or 1872, in the fifth month, I enlisted into the 6th Lancashire Militia, under the name of James Boss. About the 12th November, 1876,1 en- listed in the 2nd Lancashire Militia; also on the 19th November, 1876,1 enlisted in the 5th West York Militia, under the namss of James Dunn. I enlisted for the 20th Regiment of Foot. I enlisted in Man- chester in November, 1876, and was sent to the depot at Bury, in Lancashire. I enlisted and was sworn in under the name of James Dunn in the city of Manchester. In the beginning of the first month, 1874, I enlisted in the Royal Artillery, under the name of James Hogan, for which I got attested and sworn in. In the year 1868 I was discharged from her Majesty's ship Impregnable with ignominy. I was serving then as a boy under the name of Robert Jackson. About 3rd September, 1874,1 received the sentence of eighteen months' imprisonment for mutiny on the high seas, while serving on board the steamer Columbia. (This was read over to him.)—Signed, JAMBS MOEKISSY, 2-14th P. W. O. Regiment" He has been three times tried since he has served with the 14th, in addition to the aforesaid.

HUSBAND AND WIFE.

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ENGLAND'S FIELD ARMY..

A PLEA FOR "BREACH OF PROMISE."

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