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EXTRACTS FROM" PUNCH "& "FUN."

RIOT NEAR GUILDFORD.

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The Council Refusing to Pay…

Trial of Steam Fire-Engines…

Value of Gold.

Conduct of Rosecrans.

Yankee Jokes.

--Love for the Emperor of…

Old George Brown, the Eating-house…

ARCHDUKE MAXIMILIANS REPLY…

IPARRICIDE IN BLACKBURN.

SCANDALOUS OUTRAGE ON A LADY.

THEFT OF TWENTY TONS OF IRON.

DWELLINGS FOR THE POOR.

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DWELLINGS FOR THE POOR. A correspondent writing to a contemporary on the subject of the housing of the poor, says :— All the Christians of England ought to be thankful to you for bringing before them so continually and so ably the subject of poor men's house accommodation. Some people may think that I go too far in my belief that it is a national sin to allow Bethnal-green and the like districts of London and our other towns to remain in the state which you have so truly described in to-day's impression. However this may be, it is by no means im- probable that such a state of things may bring upon us a national calamity, when the dead cart will have to go about our streets, and the fearful contagion of fever or plague desolate worse than an invading army. I fear greatly that the villages of England, as well as the towns, will before long suffer the same evil of overcrowded poor men's cottages. The village from which I write contains about 1,700 inhabitants; a great number of these are labourers, earning on an average not more than 9s. a week; there are a few cottages with a rent less than X5 a year. For several years past, as far as I can learn, there has been only one cottage rebuilt, but twelve or fourteen pulled down, in which there were families living. There are now four or five more doomed to destruction, as soon as the occupants can be ejected, without any prospect of new ones being built. And what is the reason given for this by those whose duty it is to provide houses for the labouring classes? Why, that they cannot get more than 2 J or 3 per cent. for their money if they invest it in building cottages, and they think they ought to have 5 per cent. So the result is that the cottages become over- crowded; sickness, moral and physical, increases; poor-rates and police-rates also increase; and the poor man has ajustcause to feel discontented towards the rich. It appears to me that the employer of labour neither has the right, nor is it to his interest, to allow his labourers, who are his fellow-men, to be housed in a manner which would be uncomfortable and hurtful even for his cattle.

SINGULAR CONFLICT AT ROME.

HOW THE POPE WAS CURED.

WILLS AND BEQUESTS.

EXTENSIVE ROBBERY IN SWITZERLAND;

A GHOST IN THE BLACK COUNTRY.

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