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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.

HUSBAND AND WIFE.

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HONBSTY REWARDED.—Oli the 9th February one of the conductors of the London General Omnibus Company, plying between Barnshiity and Kenningfon- park, found in his omnibus a bag. containing gold watches, diamond rings, packets of unset diamonds, and other articles of jewellery of considerable value, which he deposited at the station-house, and they were afterwards forwarded to Scotland-yard. He has just been rewarded by the Chief Commissioner of Police with .£60, which the owndr of the property had to pay. AN ANTI-VIVI8BCTION MKKTINO.—A meet- ing, called by the International Association for the Total Suppression of Yivisectiou, was held at the Lecture-hall, Metropolitan Tabernacle. The chair was taken by the Bev. B. JL Baynes, hon. canon of Worcester and vicar of Coventry; but it was evident from the first that, owing to uproar in the hall, the meeting could not go on. Several gentlemen at- tempted in vain to obtain a hearing. The chairman, in announcing that the meeting was at an end, read an extract from a letter which he had received, in which it was stated that an organised opposition had been got up by 000 medical students, with the express object of putting a step to the meeting. AN INFANT BUBNT TO DXATH^—An inquiry was held in the Alfred Ward at St. Thomas's Hos- pital, on the body of Ernest William, the infant son of Mr. George Jackson, residing at No. 21, Weethall- road, Blfin-road, OamberwelL It appeared that the deeeMed, in the absence of hi* mother, obtained a box of matches. Whilst playing with them the matches ignited, and. set his clothes on fire. The jury, after referring to the lamentable fact of a number of ohildren being .buntto death through playing with matches, returned a verdict of Accidental death by burning." SHOCKING DISCOVHBT.—Andrew Johnstone the local agent for 4m Charity Organisation Society at Portsmouth, had not been seen or heard of since the end of November last, and on the.police breaking open the branch office of the society, a few days since, the missing man was found dead in bed. His body .was frightfully decomposed, as he had no doubt died in his «leep some months since. DBOWNKD IN TH* THAHAS.—The body of A man, unknown, has been found in the Biver Thames. The deceased, who is about 60 years of age, was observed floating beneath the nerth arch of Blaek- friars-bridge, and was recovered by Mr. Day, the pier-master. No money or any document to prove identification was found. Deceased waadressed in a black doth frock-coat and vest, and wore a pair of check trousers and sidespring boots. He is 5ft. 9in. in height, dark whiskers, beard and moustache slightly turning grey. TIm ASTASTB STKAMBB.—A telegramreceived from Lloyd's agent at Monte Yideo states that the first officer and third engineer were saved from the eteamer Astarte, of Glasgow, before reported by tele- graph as having been lost at Bastillos, Brazils, while on a voyage from Cardiff to Monte Video. The con- clusion is that the rsmaining officer and erew, num- bering p-obaoly abont thirty penws, have perished. TIm LATH GBOSGB CBTTIKSHANK.—Whether the late Mr. Oruikshank owed his long immunity frem the inroads of old age to only drinkmg water, I do not know; but he certainly was a wondrous instance of this immunity. About four years ago, when he was 81,1 remember passing an evening, or rather a night, with him at the house of a friend in Brompton. We emerged into the street at about 4 a.m. A cab passed, and I hailed it. He laughed at me for not walking home, and set off himself to walk to his house, near Hampstead. If any one wants to know what Oruikshank looked like, he has only to turn to one of the illustrations of Oliver Twist. The artist was sitting meditating how he should portray Fagan. He saw his own shadow reflected on the wall, and it became Fagan. But a man more unlike Fagan, except in regard to the outward presentment, never existed. A few months before his death, he told me that his income was amply sufficient for his own modest wants, but he had many calls upon him, and to meet them, he was always devising some plan by meaD8 of whioh he might gain a few pounds.—Truth. TUN CANADIAN PBXMQCB has stated that no negotiations for a Reciprocity Treaty exist between Canada and the United States. No proposition has been made to Canada. If any is made, it will be givm duoconaidaration.

ENGLAND'S FIELD ARMY..

A PLEA FOR "BREACH OF PROMISE."

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