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Presentation of a Sword to…

Mr. Vallandigham in Ohio.

Bombardment of Charleston.

A Panic in Richmond.

The Armies of the Rappahannock.

Fight in Green-brier County:

The Army of Rosecrans.

Army of the Tennessee.

ATTEMPTED MURDER AND SUICIDE.

THE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE ON THE…

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A YOUTHFUL ELOPEMENT.

A FO URPENCE- HA LFPENNY DINNER…

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A FO URPENCE- HA LFPENNY DINNER AT A LONDON COOKING DEPOT. It had just struck twelve, and a quick succession of faces had already begun to appear at a little window in the wall of the partitioned space where I sat looking over the books. Within this little window, like a pay- box at a theatre, a neat and brisk young woman pre- sided to take money and issue tickets. Everyone coming in must take a ticket. Either the fourpence- halfpenny ticket for the upper room (the most popular ticket, I think), or a penny ticket for a bowl of soup, or as many penny tickets as he or she may choose to buy. For three penny tickets one had quite a wild range of choice. A plate of cold beef and potatoes; or a plate of cold ham and potatoes; or a plate of hot minced beef and potatoes or a bowl of soup, bread and cheese, and a plate of plum-pudding. Touching what they should have, some customers on taking their seats fell into a reverie became ec's mildly distracted-postponed decision, and said in bewilderment they would think of it. One old man I noticed when I sat among the tables in the lower room, who was startled by the bill of fare, sat contemplating it as if it were' something of a ghostly nature. The decision of the boys was as rapid as their execution, and always included pudding. There were several women among the diners, and several clerks and shopmen-. There were carpenters and [painters, from neighbouring buildings under re- pair, and there were nautical men; and there were, as one diner observed to me, some of most sorts." Some were solitary, some came two together, some dined in parties of three or four, or six. The latter talked together, but assuredly none was louder than at my club at Pall-mall. One young fellow whistled in rather a shrill manner while he waited for his dinner, but I was gratified that he did so in evident defiance of my commercial individuality. "Quite agreeing with him, on consideration, that I had no business to be there, unless I dined like the rest, I "went in," as the phrase is, for fourpence- halfpenny. The rapidity with which every new comer got served was remarkable; and the dexterity with which the waitresses (quite new to the art a month before) discharged their duty was as agreeable to see as the neat smartness with which they wore their dress and had dressed their hair. If I seldom saw better waiting, so I certainly never ate better meat, potatoes, or pudding. And the soup was an honest and stout soup, with rice and barley in it, and "little matters for the teeth to touch," as, had been observed to me by my friend below stairs already quoted. The dinner service, too, was neither conspicuously hideous for high art nor for low art, but was of a pleasant and pure appearance. Concerning the viands and their cookery, one last remark. I dined at my club in Pall- mall, aforesaid, a few days afterwards, for exactly twelve times the money, and not half as well. The company thickened after one o'clock struck, and changed pretty quickly.—All the Year Round.

EXECUTION OF FOUR MEN AT KIRK…

THE CHANNEL FLEET AT BELFAST.

LINCOLNSHIRE SHEEP.'.'

C-HARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER AGAINST1…

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