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■i A GUI CULTURE. I

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SPORTS AND PASTIMES. .

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WILLS AND BEQUESTS.

--A BRUTAL SCENE.

MEETING OF SIX THOUSAND COLLIERS.

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00 —- The Engineers' and Shipbuilders' Dispute. —A. Glasgow paper says "No satisfactory settlement has yet been arrived at in regard to the dispute which has so long continued between shipbuilding firms on the Clyde and their workmen. For several weeks past, it is generally known, the employers have been enabled to carry on their work with those men who returned on the terms offered them, the places of others who remained out being supplied by appren- tices. It now appears that an undercurrent of dis- satisfaction has existed amongst the latter class which has at length taken practical shape, and last week the apprentice carpenters, bound and unbound, went out on strike. In one yard they are said to have requested that they should be paid whether they worked or were idle; in another establishment they are alleged to have taken offence because, in the absence of certain workmen, another class were employed to do some of the work; and in a third they are represented as having declined to undertake a certain kind of work which they were formerly accustomed to discharge. Be this as it may, however, the apprentice carpenters are now added to the list of unemployed.' Hand to Hand.When the two forces met, the shock was tremendous, and several men and horses rolled on the ground. It was then that I cap- tured Adjutant Hasbrouck. The adjutant had on, as I afterwards found, a steel breast-plate underneath his clothing, rendering him bullet-proof to some extent. I fired twice at him, and he three or four times at me. At length I got up close to him and fired. Great was my astonishment that he did not fall. This was my last load; so, drawing sabres, we olosed for a hand-to-hand fight. As I Ea5g?. UP alongside, I made a right cut, which he defended by a tierce parry; but before he could recover, imaao a moulinet, which carried the sabre out Of his hand, and as I raised mine to cut him down, he threw up his hand and surrendered. I hurried him off to the rear, and lucky it was that I did, for he was the only prisoner saved, all the rest had Four Tears in the Saddle. By Colonel Hat J y Gilmor. Queer scenes are to be seen at the post-offics at Wick, especially on Saturday g > whan hun- dreds of letters are posted by the /ahermen. When penny postage was shed the then worthy postmaster, Mr. ralg, had many a hard night's work among the Highlanders^ who iilastrated their prigging character by endeavouring to beat down the postage to a that t5ie Ietter was a little one, and tnat the Hignland postmasters never charged more thaa a halfpenny. From the out stations beyond the daily delivery they would come, and while one would ask if there waa a letter for him ^he would answer to the inter- rogatory as to nia name, "Qoh, ye'll see it on the back of, the letter," and on the name being told and information given that there was no letter for him Donald often put the poser, "Do you think she will be the morn P" Donald has learned by experience, however, but at present it generally requires four Highlanders to complete the modus operandi of posting a letter. One brings it to the office, wrapped up in a piece of paper; a second pre- cedes him and buys a stamp handing it to a third, he, after various licks and manipulations, gets her Majesty's head affixed to the letter; and the fourth, after looking into the slip with considerable suspicion, cautiously lets it drop, and the whole four finish the performance by peeping down the slip to see that all is well with their missive. This may bo seen here almost daily, and especially on Saturday evenings.

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THE NEW LAW ON PUBLIC HEALTH.

MAERIAQE IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY.…