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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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ENGLAND'S FIELD ARMY..

A PLEA FOR "BREACH OF PROMISE."

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AN ECCBNTBIC CENTENARIAN.—On Monday there died at Dundaylor, near Aberfeldy, a widely known "ganerel bodie," named Peter Figgans, who is said to have reached the extraordinary age of 1(11 years. He was a native of the county Down, Ireland, and came to the Highland* of Perthshire half a cen- tury ago, and was then known to be an elderly man. Ete was a pedlar, and went through the country vend- ing drapery wares till within a few days of his death. During his long sojourn in the Highlands he was never known to wear a coat. However stormy the weather, he might have been seen trudging up hill and down dale dressed in a scanty-sleeved vest with a wdlet containing his stock-in-trade slung over his shoulder. Living temperately, and always having an eye to business, he was supposed to be the possessor of con- siderable means, but it is believed that, lacking faith in the banking system, he deposited his possessions i* various out-of-the-way places while on his waader- ings. On his clothes being searched after his death, ten sovereigns were found sewed up in one of bJ8 stockings. CBNTBNAB7 OF JBAN JACQUES RoUBSKAtT. < Great preparations are being made in Geneva to eele- brate the centenary of Jean Jacques Rousseau, who was a citisen of that town. The celebrated author of the Social Contract was bom in 1712, and died July 3, 1778; but the objection against honouring hi* memory on the anniversary of his death overcome, at least so far as his Swiss admirers ere concerned. Several meetings have already been held oa the subject, and the arrangements for the celdbrarr tion festivities have been fixed. They will extend oret three days, from June 30 till July 2, both inclusive* The first will bear a purely intellectual character, and will be devoted chiefly to eulogies to be delivered on the work. of Rousseau. Printed and published by the proprietor, Jomr COKWTSC J BOBKBTS, at his General Printing Office, No. 1, lane, Cardigan, in the parish of Saint Mary's in f* County of Caidagan.—Saturday, March Z, KTt. ;1