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VARIETIES-GRAVE AND GAY.

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- ASSAULT ON A SIGNALMAN.

A VICTIM OF WILD PHANTASY.

HUMOURS OF THE SCOTCH BENCH.

THE COMIC PAPERS.

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AMERICAN MEAT IN LONDON.

A PREACHER AND THE VACCINATION…

ADVENTURE WITH A " SEA MONSTER."I

THE MERCHANT SHIPPING ACT.

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THE MERCHANT SHIPPING ACT. At the Mansion House, London, before the Lord Mayor and Sir A. Lusk, James Whitehead has been summoned at the instance of the Board of Trade,for that he did, not being a licensed person by the Board of Trade, and not being owner, master, or mate of the ship Perseverance, of Colchester, or some bona fide person, in constant employ of the owner, or as superintendent of Mercantile Marine duly passed under the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act, cause a certain seaman, one Frederick Fox, to be entered on the board of the said Perseverance, contrary to the 147th section of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1874. The case was a most important one as affecting the question of employing boys in the Mercantile Marine.—Frede- rick Fox said that on December 9th he went to Lower Thames-street, near a public-house, and defendant asked him if he wanted a ship, and Fox said he did. Defendant took him into a public-house, and said to the captain of the Perseverance, Here is the man for you." The captain said his wages would be £ 3 15s. for a month, and that the voyage was to be from London to the Tyne, and thence to Dunkirk. He went on board and served, and on his re- turn from the vessel to London, the cap- tain deducted 2s. from his wages, which he said had been paid to the defendant as shipping fees. A few days ago he (Fox) was in the neighbour- hood of Thames-street.and about to ship on board another vessel, when the defendant said, Don't ship that man,as you won't get your fees." After that he went to the registrar's office in Adderly-plaee and gave information, and hence the present prosecution.—Mr. Gardener, for the Board of Trade, said it was their object to stamp out the system of inveigling seamen on board ship under the circumstances charged in this offence.—Mr. Thomas, on the part of the defence, said the defendant was a highly respectable man, and only used his endeavours to get the boy on board,Beeing that he was a stranger loose on the world and had no habitation.—Sir Andrew Lusk adjourned the case for further evidence.

MR. BRIGHT'S BIRMINGHAM SPEECH.

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MR. WADE'S HONOURS.

THE MALAY DISTURBANCES.

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PICKETING IN THE BOOT TRADE.

WHAT THE "WORLD" SAYS,

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