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--THE HORRORS OF BEDLAM.

A REAL BIT OF ROMANCE !

A VIOLENT LOVER IN CAMBRIDGE.

THE END OF A POLISH PATRIOT.

THE LANCASHIRE DISTRESS.

MR, BRIGHT EXPLAINS THE REAL…

THE REPEAL OF THE MALT.TAX.

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The leading journal, in remarking upon the agita- tion for the repeal of the malt tax, says :— With, all due respect to these gentlemen, we cannot see that the malt tax is substantially at variance witUhe principles of free trade. It is not meant to create a dSfar- ence in favour of any one class of manufacturers and pro- ducers, nor does itreally create any such difference. It does not affect the current of trade. In these respects it is just like any other Excise duty, and surely these gentlemen will not go to the length of maintaining that all Excise is contrary to free trade Who is it that is protected ? We are quito willing to admit, and to maintain, that all Excise is trouble- some and indirectly productive of inconvenient and mis- chievous results. Hut so long as we have Customs, and ex- pect to maintain a revenue-upon them, we cannot possibly avoid laying an Excise duty on those home manufactures that come into competition with the foreign article. How shall we keep up the import duties on alcoholic liquors when the malt tax is abolished ? So this is a question not merely of a malt tax, but of all Excise; and not merely of Excise, but of all duties whatever and not merely of duties, but of revenue, army, navy, national credit, and all our establishments. If any of the gentlemen who speak at these meetings could put the matter into another groove, or en another line of rail, as we ought now to say, we should be delighted to hear them. Thsn, as to that other point one has heard so much of—the use of malt for fatten- ing cattle—the agriculturists at Market Hosworth were very mealy-mouthed upon it. The very utmost hazarded by the bold speaker who led the front of the attack was that a small quantity of malt mixed with their other food idound to have a beneficial effect in inducing invalid cattle to feed, If that be all, we will hope that the proportion of cattle off their feed is not large; and in that case, if malt only comes in just as a sweetener or a relish to coax the interesting patient, we do not see our way to a large consumption of this kind.

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A DOMESTIC TRAGEDY IN CUMBER-LAND.

A ROMANCE IN LOW LIFE.

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HOW to DISPOSE of TWO MILLIONS…

LAYING CLAIM TO AN ESTATE.

ITHE MURDER NEAR LEOMINSTER.

O'KANE v. O'KANE AND LORD…

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THE PARISIANS OFFENDED!

AN ILLUSTRIOUS VISITOR!

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