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THE WAR IN AMERICA. 4.

MINING COMPANY REVELATIONS.

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THE AMERICAN NEGROES AND MR.…

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ENCOUNTER WITH POACHERS.

ANOTHER ALLEGED WIFE MURDER.

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EXTRACTS FROM " PUKCH" & "…

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EXTRACTS FROM PUKCH" & FUIT. -+-- WHAT IS A SHIN-PLASTER ?—It is a favourite Ameri' can remedy, a kind of Poor Man's Plaster, and one that gives but poor relief, which is now being applied in all cases of tick-dollar-oux. It has the effect of materially lowering the circulation. Answers to Correspondents. Classicm.-Yes; the best way to P't a reputation for wisdom is to go out bird's-nesting regularly. The educated classes in your village will th:n call you Old Nestor Lotty Scott.-Don't be afraid; the drone of a bagpipe won't sting. Twozzle.- The ground on which the Leaning Tower of Pisa is built is not and never was the Rye House Plot. Our own lawyer forwards answers to several legal questions, viz.:— Maggie Zine.-What is a Provisional Contract? M. Veiilard's, at the Exhibition. A Donkey wishes to know if he can be an ass-ignee ? Yes; why not ? Boo Bee asks what is a simple contract ? If A agrees to give B two thousand pounds for nothing at all, and B agrees to take it, this is a very simple contract on the part of A, and one which, we should add, requires a great deal of consideration." Lawsamercy asks what is a Vesting Order." Go to your tailor, and tell him to make you a waistcoat. MOST FULLY ACCOUNTED FOR.-The Emperor Na- poleon's true-or rather false-character is fully ac- counted for in the following manuar :-that, being the Man of December," he is necessarily, in other werds, a Decembler-a. dissemhler !-[The writer of this is in safe custody]. Painting- in a New Light. WHAT hard work is an artist's lot! Said Tinto, groaning wheezlly. i" Well," said his friend, "I say, 'tis not, For pictures are done easel-y." TBB BEST BREAD-MAKING MACHINE.—The Lan- cashire Fund for the distressed Operatives. SENSATION PUFF.-Talk of thrilling announcements, and say what you think of this, extracted from a paper: —"Crystal Palace.-Blondin is announced to appear on the high rope inside the Palace to-day, and to terminate his performance by a terrific descent to the ground, head- foremost." An immense attraction doubtless. But tHe advertisement might have been improved. It might have stated that Blondin would terminate his existence Cheer up, Jonathan! WHY should Lincoln and Company no prospect see Of getting themselves safely out of their fix; When they are in fact what poor North pines to bs, That emblem of Union-a bundle of sticks ? His RIVAL'S LAST.—Why is a large crinolined lady at a small door like Stoke-upon-Trent? Because Shea can't get in there.—Beresford Hope.

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