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THE VOLUNTEER REVIEW AT BRIGHTON.

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DEPARTURE OF EMIGRANTS.

BANQUET TO MR. GEORGE HUDSON.

THIEVES' SUPPER.

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THIEVES' SUPPER. "Ned Wright" still continues his efforts to benefit the criminal class from which he has been hiILself rescuei. About two hundred convicted thieves were assembled the other night at his meeting-house—once a penny gaff- near the New-cut. They were each given a basin of good soup and half a loaf and after supper Ned Wright gave them a vigorous practical address. Shall I give you some good advice, lads ?" was his commenctment; and there was a general response of approbation. By a happily varied form of address, he sustained their attention with great suc- cess for nearly an hour. There was but a single inter- ruption, and that very slight; it was at once suppressed, and Ned Wright turned it to good account. He speaks with all the force and truth of nature, and we are not surprised to learn that there are not a few thieves whom he has successfully reclaimed. It is impossible to look round the room (remarks the correspondent of a London contemporary) without feeling that there are many among his audience who, on the most sublunary principles, ought to be capable of better things but Ned Wright believes he is in possession of a truth which is powerful enough to save even the most degraded. He does not, however, omit ordinary agencies. Before obtaining admittance, every thief is obliged to apply for a ticket, and to furnish particulars of his position, and that Ned knows the name and address of every man who attends his meetings. He told them that he was not without means of obtaining honest work for any who were desirous of leaving their present mode of life but, we fear, from the interesting ac- count he gave of his own history, that this must be his chief difficulty. We think no one who goes will deny that Ned Wright is doing a genuine work. We venture to suggest that the less mere spectators are admitted to the platform, the more easy will it be for Ned to maiutaina genuine interchange of confidence between bimself and theclaf-a he addresses. None who wish well to his work wouli wish to embarrass him by mere curiosity. With this hint, we are glad of the opportunity of making it known that he is a little embarrassed just now for want of funds. He has hitherto ginn the suppers every fortnight; but he has announced, with(:ut mentioning the reawn in public, that he was doubtful if he could offer the next; at the usual time. We learn that he is himself out of pocket by them, and that he cannot continue them as he would wish without further help. It is to be hoped that there are many who will gladly help so good a work.

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THE COLLECTION OF TAXES.

DEATH OF PROFESSOR MAGNUS.

BABOO KESHUB CHUNDER SEN.

:GOOD FRIDAY IN THE EAST-END…

DEATH OF THE DUCHESS OF BERRI:

THE UNIVERSITY BOAT RACE.

CHARGE AGAINST A BOY OF THIRTEEN.

AMENDMENT OF THE GAME LAWS.

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