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----WIT AND HUMOUR.

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! PURGATORY.

THE CASE OF "PROTECTION."

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THE CASE OF "PROTECTION." "Since the imposition of the:new Canadian tariff," says that St. Alban's (Vermont) Advertiser, the tide of smuggling has turned, and instead of being out of it' it is now 'into'the Dominion. Farmers ,I wagons convey from Vermont and New York States into Canadian territory large quantities of cotton goods, crockery, hardware, and nearly all kinds of manufactured goods. The recent advance in the Canadian tariff has created a strong inducement to smuggle, and this, coupled with the low prices here, makes the profits large." Here is a fact which in no small degree explains the disappointment of the Canadian Finance Minister at the failure of his cal- eulations of increased revenue from his high duties. But the Americans themselves are being taught a similar lesson by different means. "The American people," says the Springifeld Review, "are just now paying smartly for their protective tariff. This year 3,000 miles of railroad will be built. Steel rails mean small repairs and low freight. English steel rails at Liverpool are 24 dollars a ton; freight 3 dols. —making cost in New York 27 dollars. The duty there is 25 dollars a ton—together 49 dollars—that is to say, the duty is more than the prime cost and carriage." The price of American steel rails is about 49 dollars, and for inferior manufacture. The effect is, therefore, that the American people will throw away not less than fifteen millions sterling, as the duty of X5. a ton on the three million tons of steel rails required for the 3,000 miles of road to be build in this year 1879. In other words, the protected steel and iron masters of the Union will levy a bonus of fifteen millions sterling in one year on their countrymen. -Pt 11 Mall Gazette.

THE FARMERS' EXODUS TO AMERICA.

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THE PRESIDENCY OF AMERICA.…

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BREAKING A PINT AGAINST A…

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THE SALVATION ARMY.

PENTYRCH & MELINGRIFFITH WORKS,

STEEL RAILS VERSUS IRON.

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RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY.

ROYALTY INCOGNITO.

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THE DISCREET BOASTER.

ON THE DEATH OF A YOUNG MAN,…

CHANGE IN THE LAW OF BILLS…

j NEW VOLUNTEER REGULATIONS.I…

SALT MINING IN CHESHIRE.

TRAMPS.

GRAIN CROPS IN AMERICA.

THE NEW CHIEF JUSTICE OF GIBRALTAR.

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