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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT.

A CHINESE TRAGEDY.

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A NAVAL MYSTERY.

THE BISHOP OF MANCHESTER ON…

I ====== SALMON POACHERS.

IN THE MIDST OF BURSTING SHELLS.

RUSSIAN PRISONERS IN TURKEY.

MONEY ORDERS AND POSTA^ NOTES.

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MONEY ORDERS AND POSTA^ NOTES. A Blue-Book has been issued containing the report of a Committee appointed under a Treasury Minute of April 11, 1876,. to inquire into and report upon the present system of Post Offioe money orders, and upon a scheme of Postal notes suggested by Mr. Chetwynd, the Receiver and Accountant-General of the Post Office; and also to report whether it would be expe- dient to provide, either as a substitute for or in addition to the present system a postal draft payable to order. The late Mr. George Moore, of the firm of Copestake, Moore, Crampton, and Co., # was the chairman of the Committee, and its other members were Mr. A. Earnshaw, of the Paymaster-General's Office; Mr. Frank May, chief cashier of the Bank of England Mr. A. C. Thomson, controller of Post Office savings banks; Mr. S. Walliker, post-master of Hull; and Mr. T. W. Weldon, manager of the London and Westminster Bank, St. James's-square branch. The Committee, after taking evidence, reported on the 22nd of July, 1876, that they were unanimously of opinion that the existing money-order system affords a secure mode of remittance, and that it would not be desirable, having regard to the safety of the Post Office as well as of the public, to alter the conditions under which orders are issued, beyond a readjustment of the scale of commis- sion, which they suggested. They were further of opinion that it would be desirable to issue, concurrently with money orders, postal notes, under certain condi- tions, which would afford additional facilities for the safe and rapid transmission of small fixed sums at a reduced cost to the public. The scheme relating to postal drafts they did not recommend for adoption. A form of the proposed note is given in the report. The holder, it is stated, may fill in the name of the per- son to whom, and the money order office at which he wishes the amount to be paid, and the person so named must sign his name on the back hereof. If the blanks be not filled up, the amount will be paid to the signa- ture of the bearer at any money-order office in the United Kingdom." The rates proposed are Id. for notes under 10s., and 2d.' for notes of 10s. and not exoeeding £1..

DEATH OF MR. J. C. MARSHMAN.

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A COSSACK CAMP.

BOARD OF TRADE RETURNS.

THE COLORADO BEETLE.

ON THE DANUBE.

M^—** LORD SANDON ON RELIGIOUS…

SELECTED ANECDOTES.

THE MARKETS.