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DREADFUL RAILWAY AGCIDENT…

THE SULTAN IN PARIS.

PRIZE DAY AT THE PARIS EXHIBITION.

SPEECH OF THE EMPEROR.

A CAUTION TO TRADE UNIONISTS.

NEW ACT ON THE SALE AND PURCHASE…

IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY!

TRADES' UNIONS AND EMIGRATION.

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TRADES' UNIONS AND EMIGRATION. At the ordinary monthly meeting of the Barony Parochial Board, held in Glasgow on Thursday in last week, attention was called by Mr. Morrison to what he described as "an organized system of premedi- tated pauperism." From the statement made by this gentleman, it appeared that while sitting recently as relief manager, a claim for assistance was made by the wife of a cotton-spinner residing in Bridgeton, who she said deserted her and five young children by going to America, in the month of May last. He was, she stated, well connected, sober in his habits, and affectionate to her and their children-the only reason for his quitting the country being that, as a member of the Glasgow Cotton-Spinners' Association, it fell upon him, at a recent ballot, to quit the country, and the funds for his individually doing so were paid by the secretary of the association, in the knowledge of his family circumstances. She also stated that during the past six months there were upwards of 30 similar cases of desertion. On the same day another application was made by a woman placed in exactly the same circumstances. A correspondence was then entered into with Mr. John Cumming, secretary of the Cotton- Spinners' Association, who admitted that emigration or retiring money had been given to members of the society; but contended that the association could not be held responsible if the person obtaining the money went to America. In the last letter written by the secretary of the association, he stated that in every case they were now compelling applicants to bring their wives, and if they did not consent to their husbands leaving the country, the money was refused. Some conversation on the subject afterwards took place among members of the Board, in the course of which another system., said to be pressing injuriously upon parochial boards, was adverted to. The history of trades' combinations in England, it was said, showed that when a strike took place in a particular district, men were sent away by their unions to other parts of the country; and their wives and children, being unprovided for, made application to the paro- chial Board for relief on the ground of desertion. Re- ference was made to a case in England, where the wife and children of a tradesman who had so left them had no settlement there entitling them to relief, in conse- quence of which they were sent to Scotland, and became chargeable to the parish. After conversation, it was remitted to the Law Committee of the Board to take what steps they might consider expedient to remedy the evil, either by the apprehension of the runaways in America, under the provisions of the Extradition Treaty, or otherwise.

CAREFUL OF HIS CHARACTER!

THE SURGEON OF THE WHALER…

THE TRIAL OF SURRATT.

HARD-EARNED MERIT!, "I

BREWERS AND BEER.

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ITHE MARKETS.