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DUELS OF GERMAN STUDENTS.

AN ARCHBISHOP LYING IN STATE.

BEEF, CHURCHES, ORGANS, ETC.,…

ADVENTURES of a FEDERAL RECRUIT.

A SKETCH IN SCOTLAND. !

SKETCHES FROM AFRICA.

FREEDOM BEFORE FOOD.

! NOT A BAD IDEA OF KING WILLIAM.

LITIGATION BETWIXT FATHER…

SKETCHES FROM SCHLESWIG.

EXTRAORDINARY SCENE at a.…

THE LAST OF THE LUTHERS!

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THE "ALABAMA" AGAIN!

A TOUCHING STORY. ---

CANDEL4BM FOR IIIS NIZAM.

WAR NEWS FROM NEW YORK.

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ADVICE TO FEDERAL AMERICA.

SCENE IN IA THEATRE.

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SIR ROWLAND HILL to the RESCUE

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SIR ROWLAND HILL to the RESCUE A correspondent has communioated the following to a London paperi I fear that the Post-office authorities cannot be aware of the extent to which fraud both can be and I believe is carried on under the present very imperfect system of stamps and stamping. Having received a begging letter franked with a suspiciously-united stamp, I mentioned my surmises to a friend, who in- formed me that another friend of his received a similar one under equally suspicious circumstances and fur. thermore, as a proof of the extreme facility with which this fraud can be effected, furnished me with the en- closed proofs, which I transmit for your inspection. The separate stamps being two from which, without the slightest difficulty, he removed the post-mark; and the other being corresponding sections of used stamps, which with equal readiness can be conjoined, and he knows from success in one instance (not attempted foe the purpose of cheating the revenue, but simply from curiosity) can be rendered available. He calculates, from observation of such only as have ordinarily passed j through his hands, that from 20 to 25 per cent, could | be re-employed.

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