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MURDER AND SUICIDE.

SINGULAR CAUSE OF SUDDEN DEATH.

EXECUTION OF BROWN, AT LEWES.

A SCENE AT A RAILWAY STATION.

VERDICT FOR THE PLAINTIFF.

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AN UNFORTUNATE MARRIAGE.

SPEECH OF THE EMPEROR NAPOLEON.

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A LOVER STEALS THE DEAD BODY…

PLENTY OF ROOM IN THE WIDE…

A YANKEE VISIT TO TENNYSON.

A HINT TO PUBLISHERS.

FEMALE EDUCATION. -

A BARBAROUS PRACTICE.

REMEDY FOR SCARLATINA AND…

FACTS RELATIVE TO THE SUEZ…

CRIME IN NEW YORK.

REMARKABLE IF TRUE.

THE BALLOT.

THE CONVICT BISGROVE AND THE…

PROTEST FROM THE PULPIT AGAINST…

A BALL ON BOARD A MAN OF WAR.

THE CURSE OF DRINK.

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LETTING THE PEWS.

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LETTING THE PEWS. The New York papers give the particulars of the annual letting of the pews in the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher's church, in Brooklyn. There was a large attendance. Having explained that the debts of the church were paid, a.nd that out of the proceeds of the past year many thousands of dollars had been ex- pended for charitable purposes, Mr. Beecher intro- duced "the speaker from New Jersey." Mr. Pilsbury the gentleman referred to, came forward and said :— Ladies and gentlemen,—I supposed that I had graduated from this institution three or four times, but it seems that I am required to take another course. Well, gentlemen, you can take the choice of any seat in the house except Mr. Beecher's. How much am I offered? How much am I offered gentlemen ? Two hundred dollars twentv-flve, fifty, seventy-five, three hundred, three-fifty, four hundred dollars, gentlemen five, ten, fifteen, four hundred and fifteen dol- Jars, gentlemen. Who is the happy man ? going at twenty, at twenty, at twenty, at four hundred and twenty do11ars- 420-are you all done at 420 dols. ? Sold I to Henry C. Bowen at 420 dols." Mr. Bowen took No. 89, the second pew directly back of the pastor's. It should be understood that the amounts bid were premiums in addition to the assessed value of the pews. Mr. Bowen's pew being 120 dols., cost him 540 dols. The other pews were disposed of in the same manner, twenty having been sold conse- cutively for 300 dollars each. The total amount of this year is 54,500 dols. for pew-rent alone. Last year the amount was 48,700 dols. The premiums alane this year are 42,500 dols;

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THE MARKETS.