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IABOUT MATCHES.

I MEDALS FOR WORKERS.I

ISURGEONS IN MINIATURE.I

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I ALLIES OF OURS.'.

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THE "FIGHTING FIFTH" AFTER…

A SNIPER AT WORK.

- -- - - STATE LOTTERIES.

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STATE LOTTERIES. Lotteries for the purpose of raising money for the State have never caught on in Eng- land. But for definite ends of a semi-State character, such as building canals or found- ing a British Museum, sanction has been readily granted. Our first recorded lottery is that of 1599, when the prizes were pieces of plate, the chances 40,000 of 10s. each, and the desirable object the maintenance of har- I bours. But, once familiar grown, lotteries corrupted the ancient virtues of John Bull; and by the time of Queen Anne the State stepped in and suppressed every private lottery as a public nuisance. By an Act passed in 1823 sanction was given to a par- ticular lottery, and that was the last. At the same time all sale of tickets for homo or foreign lotteries was forbidden.

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FLEET'S t, PLUCKY INTERVENTION.*

ILLEGAL USE OF BADGE.

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