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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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The Great SingJe Wicket Match at Stockton between the three Cambridge players, Hayward, Car- penter, and Tarrant, and five players ef Stockton, Halton, Robinson, Hornby, Darnton, and Atkinson, for -E200 a side, commenced on Thursday the 25th, and terminated on Saturday the 27th ult., in the victory of the "southerners" by twenty-two runs. John Lillywhite and Dean, both Sussex men, officiated as umpires, and it is satisfactory to state that each acted with a deter- mination to see "fair cricket" and Rule X. rigidly enforced. The consequence was that Atkinson and Darnton were both no balled" for high delivery. French Suicides.—An attempt at suicide was committed on Sunday night at the Jardin Mabille by a young man of respectable appearance, about 25 years of age. He entered the shooting-gallery as it was about to close, took up a pistol as if to fire at the target, but instead of doing so discharged it into his mouth, iitftict- ing a dangerous wound, which bled profusely- As no papers were found on him to prove his identity he was removed, in a state of insensibility, to the Hospital Beaujon. Strange to say, the Progres of Lyons relates a somewhat similar act, but which terminated fatally. A gentleman named D- went two days back to the shooting-gallery of Monte-Christo in company with some friends, and after firing a few shots he went away. In. the course of the morning he returned alone, and after firing 35 shot3 he went away. About three in the after- noon he came back and fired a few shots, but when tke man in attendance presented him with a newly-charged pistol, he begged him to close the door of the gallery. The moment the man turned round to do so, the gentle- man blew out his brains. A letter was found on him. which made known his identity, and mentioned his resolution to commit suicide. He was, it appears, to have been married on the following day, but was im- pressed with the idea that his marriage would not be a happy one. He had come twice to the place, but his courage failed him each time, and it was only on the third visit that he carried his fatal intention into effect. The Secretary "Wants to Know."—Among the numerous complaints submitted to the Registrar of Friendly Societies, and published by him in his recent annual report, the following phonetically-spelt descrip- tion of a loafer who had got into a society and preyed upon its funds, appears:—" Sir,—I would be very much obliged to you if you would send us word wat wee ad beter doo; one our members as been sick and clamed the benefit of our society, and wile he was oia. the box the stuard went to visit him. He was feding pigs; the pigs was nat his oun, they belonged to his landlord, at a pub- lick where he lodged at. The stuard seed him caring the wash across the yard, wich contray to our rules.. We refered to the rule"26 and 28, wich we caled a comity, and excluded him by our laws in the usel maner; wich he ab obtained two sumanses for the stuards, wich they atended before the bench of magestrates, wich they asked him. if he did it with intent to earn money, wich he replied, no, sire; then the magestrates asked him how long he had been in the society, and he saved seven years and they reconed it up wat he had paid ia the society, and wat he had received out, and th.-y said they must pay him the diference, wich was six pounds, wich the society thinks it a very ilegal thing, wich the man has no trade: he is a man at any caling, wich is a labourer, wich is a very unsatisfactory thing for us to have the society registered, and the society can't go oy the rules; wich the 26 rale saies that if a member be found engaged in any kind of work before he has declared off the box he shall be ex- cluded, wich the magistrates did not cal feeding pigs work, wich there are a great manny mearly kept for nothing els but to fed pigs. The magestrates would not heare but very litle the we ad got to say; they said we must other pay him four weeks' monny, and take him into the society again, or give him the difersnce. wich I hask you, sir, if the society has to pay the diferance whether she can't stop the doctor monny, wich is three shillings a yeare, and the expence of the club-room, wich is three- pence every club night, wich the society would be very much obliged to you if you send us word wat the society had better doo in it, sa soon as you can make it con- veient. So heare I remain your afectionate