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Tub meeting at the Royal Victoria Roomi on Saturday last hardly needs comment — the speaker! and the " boys " wrangled it out amongst themielres, and we hope none of their lunga (or coats) will auffer from the evening's diversion. We note, however, that with characteristic straightforwardness, the guileless Radicals named one hour for the meeting on the handbills they distributed publicly, and (so we are informed) another in the circulars they dispatched to their own friends. Not a bad " dodge," but hardly the thing one would expect from political purists. However, they act according to their lights; and ii they occasionally confound the teaching of tbe dove and the serpent, we n put it down, we presume, to the old Adam of righteousness which has been the scape goat for so many Puritan bacltslidings. As for patriotism, in any sense of the word, that is hardly to b< expected from a party who, like a certain Irish patriot, are most devoutly thankful they ha country to sell—and are only anxious to g(& the best price they can for the commodity.
TnAT very elastic phrase " the rights of labour," is answerable, we fear, for much of the trouble the working classes are now enduring. As has happened very often in man's history, a sentence without too nfuch meaning in itself has become, from its very inexactness, the watchword a party or a sect, and is held to mean an immense deal more than any fair nterpreution can really derive lrom it. If we said that neither capital nor labour had any rights at all, we should scarcely be wrong. Capitalist* and labourers have rights—so have all citizens—but simply as citizens, not as ,the possessors of capital, nor as having the capacity to labour. Neither of tbese qualifications endow their possessors with any especial claims or'immunities. Were the matter Ike many others, a mere text for talking, it would hardly need comment, any more than other dialectical mistakes; but, unfortunately, the phrase, " lights bf labour," deludti miny an honest man into injuring himself, and is made the excuse by more idle ones for injuring their neighbours. We will mention one fallacy, out of some scores, that have sprung from this unlucky phrase. We note, as will be obvious to all who have the slightest acquaintance with the literature of strikes, that tbe advocates of tbe working men argue as if they had an absolute vested right to their employment in particular places, and that if they do not choose to sell their labour at the price the employer cares to give, it is dishonourable and immoral fur' him to obtain substitutes, or for others to seek to mopply, &hdr place*. Yet the* mame men would readily see tbe injustice and folly of arguing that they were obliged to use a particular •hop, merely becauie they had been in tbe habit of going there. They would say, as sharply and rationally as any political economist could desire. " Why should we go to A's shop when we can get the same article cheaper and better at 11'a ? " I'hey would think it very absurd if they heard of A trying to shut up the opposition shop by any of the gentle persuasives they adopt to coerce their fellows. Now why cannot these men see through the folly of phrases in their own case ? See that they have am little right to " bully," in plain English, their mates and their employers m a shopkeeper would have to threaten and brow-' breat a neighbour who was a better buyer and a more liberal seller than himself. There is no difference between labour and auy other commodity, and U prosper fairly its vendors must be prepared to endure the bracing effects of whole -----competition.
EnnazzLCMiHT.-—As there is no case at present under consideration to which we could be supposed to allude, we may properly call attention to the wrong traders endure nnder the present theory of law by which if they cannot distinctly prove the ownership of goods found in the possession of their dishonest servants, those persons too often escape any punishment—although the very defence is ah acknowledgment of guilt. A man's servant may be found in possession of a whole store-full of goods, hll exactly tbe same as thoae his employer deals In ; but if he has had tbe judgment to appropriate them before they were marked, it is absolutely impossible for the robbed to obtain a conviction of the robber. He often cannot wear (although perfectly sure), they were hU property. He cahnot deny but that there is any quantity of such goods to be purchased; and, although he has not the least, doubt—nor, indeed, has any one else—that he has been shamefally robbed, yet he has the annoy-ance of seeing his dishonest servant estope all legal pains and penalties ; and, very possibly has the annoyance of knowing that the rascal gives himself out as a martyr and a victim ; and is re* garded by-his sympathising fellows, the mighty armyol undetected rogues, a# a very Ill-used p«rson indeed. It would sorely be no unjust extension of law If the legislature required all peraoip found dealing with, or In poeaesskonoT, articles the same m those in their employer's stock; to be ohl ged tc give reasonable prool of lawful pomemio* ft they had hoaeefly ^ooghi fifty poundi worth ol material: sitnila. to the article* they were handling daily in their master's house.
we cah^see, no possible injustice couM arise from such regulations as we have hinted at becoming Iksr. The act need not apply to single articles ot small quantities; indeed we believe traders would be satisfied if no account were necessary of amounts under five pounds; but beyond that ah onus of proving Iswful possesion should cer-tamly, rest on the person in whose possession
Thi rum ot Turkey—if ruin comes-wilder tamly.h* "do* xnoeb more to the folly and base-ness of their ruling classes than to the superior virtue end abHIty ofT their epemlee. For mor* tban a teiitury past, a strong suspicion of treachery (and often a good deal more than suspicion) has clung to the ministers and generals of the Pbrte. "At the most critical moment armies •advance just when prudence cousels retreat, br retreat when sction would have ensured victory. Fortresses have been surrendered long before their Works have been injured by the enemies' fire, of their garrisons weakened by siege or,assault. At the same time we may remind our Radical friends that, save as to tbe Sultanate, the hereditary principle is unknown in Turkey. These venal Pachas have certainly not .been born it) the purple. Most Of them commenced life enjoying that free aroma of the gutter that, according to advanced Liberals' is so necessary to brace the moral constitution. For good or for evil, they have no traditions, and no connections. The creatures of a breath, they may be powerful satraps to-day, and paupers end exiles to-morrow. In this, despotism and dem^b-racy are very much alike. It is not the best servant under'either that is surest of the master'i esteem, !?ut the one that can flatter with the niosl ready adroitness, secures—for a time—the capricious favour of his ignorant sovereigns, be the tyrant one or many.. There was an hereditary aristocracy in Turkey, but that was destroyed by an unwise reforming Sultan, who thought to plant in Turkey all that flourished in France—and be his own Committee of Public Safety.
Spelling Reform is, perhap-, likely to be peded—as many reforms are—by its friends claiming too much, and thus affording a g< stand-point for the resistance of their opponei However, even the firmest 'friends of the present system can not deny its anomalies ; only they " geniously argue that these very anomalies among its charms and beauties—at least we fancy they hold some such faith, from the store they set.upon present forms of spelling. Their position being that the present alphabet and present orthography must be preserved, or else the philologists will find their path bestrewn with traps and snares, and the history of the English la gnsge be permanently obscured—which is just much nonsense. There was a time when " black letter," or, as they call it, in fancy alphabets, "Old English," was used here, just as it is in Germany now. To the persons familiar with the peculiar Gothic letter, the change to the sharp, clear-cut Roman must have seemed as great a breach with the pair, as tile adoption of an improved alphabet seems to people to-day. As tor the argument that Mr. Pitman's alphabet would send everybody back to school for the convenience of idle little boys who dislike their daily tasks—it hardly needs a refutation. The writers who use such arguments must suppose that there ekists an exceptional amount of dullness among adult readers to induce them to believe it wop Id be such a Herculean labour for tbem to understand a few more characters than we use mi the present time.
That the Radical party should profess to be surprised by the application for the vote of ciedit is, we suppose, the merest matter of course. As, hbwever, the slightest reflection must convince anyone Who thinks about the matter at nil, that any Governmp; in the present state of affaire, must have don the same thing, we fancy all their eloquence, and all their surprise, will be absolutely wasted. Moreover, we believe that all their effort! will completely fail to convince the country that the Government deserves to lose their confidence, on account of Hie step they have taken. Indeed, w# think the country "would have been very well pleased had the administration taken a firmer tone, and showed a bolder front. As Mr. Gladstone has been honest enough to admit, we have to deal with a triumphant military caste, and a most astute diplomacy, to which we will add that the Russian rulers have behind them, and urging them on, a people whose vanity and superstition is now inflamed to the utmost, and who expect to reap now all the power and all the triumph they hare been dreaming of for centuries.
ehiefr nearly ttkree to carious eyes in this busy ege something of the man-nets and eusioms of those " who moulder deep below." The tale le tbW In a seyWs of -legations. If the wee. poaf ar* of stone We pfeenme they ' knew not the use of metals. The fragtdenis of hair and hide tell significantly,of the ignorance, or woven eloth. If no little horde is buried with the 'honoured skeleton we know that ' money fn the shape of coin was as yet unknown to those who interrM'the chief they thus honoured -for |t is only the gravee of ehiefe and leaders of men that our antiquarjisbelJevethljrhAfe Investigated, tor it we, only over their bones that so much care was lavished— or over the remaiua of those they held dear.
Whatever turn,the weather m*y take how the day: grow longer, we have had a «tiffic»eney of open weathei to give the winter of 187? <8 the character of a thilt one. Hard weather previous to Christmas we had ■one worth chronicling, and now January has ,pasi with but a touch of that cold we sdmetinjei have to endure when the "gate, of the year' opens. To say nothing of the fact that one wintei shall have so much cold in i» 4s to set all the clevei
Kpople contriving how to w»ria ua, and that another ke the present, shall have days in it net much coldei
than thoseof eom

weather, the thermometer marking sometimee a difference of 10 degrees in twenty.fours, and lb* sharp hard frost of one night being followed on the next by weather that would suit the months when leave* and flowers are coming all around. These-sharp and sudden changes we expect have both psychological and phy. sjoloirical effects, and often *re eqnaUy trying to mind
To the best of our belief the British Empire does not include any acknowledged Sclavonians'within its limits. This is rather curious, for nearly every race of men representatives under the Unii
e in very considerable

•d for by remembering that the Selavoni have madeno settlements beyond the sea.and so furnished np colonies for us to conquer when our flsg swept th« ocean ip the Napoleonic wars. It must be remembered, too; that the Sclavonic race has been set asid< in more'than one direction by the Teutons.' Time w** when he mlght'have beett found and his speech heard tolerablv close to our 'shores', for Mecklenburg, we be-U*ve, waaBeI#vomleqqMiareceaily as Obrnwall wmi Celtic—in sptkch we mekn—f<# dbilbtleSir the Sclavonic element of race abldee "lh Ihe* oti«i as'the Celtic does ir the other. Language does not' prove everything—in. deed, in many cases! itprove, very little. Th< Japanese, for Instance, have had It under serious con sideration, we understand, to abandon the use of theii own tongue and use oufs. If they ditf'» future philologists might have some troblesome nuts to orach, the Sclavonic elcnaent was stiong in what we know Northern Germany even later than the (so:cslledJ co quest of Britain, and as the ships of the Nor'tbmei century or less later had very miscellaneous crews it is not unlikely that they ft tingent to the numerous tnose days plundered and settled in Britain and elsewhere " convenient to the sea." The Sclav;
will be remembered, is believed to be the late the Ea»t of the families of the Aryans. The late Lord Strangford hi
" wae found in thei there, proving that I



f Thursday, Royal Mail shares were quoted < Thursday, Union Steam Ship shares were quoted



boot and sho
Tn« L. and 8. W. Railway traffio returns for the week ending the 27th nil. show an increase of £863, as compared with the corresponding w«ek of last year
southsmftck Tempkrance Ujuqh.—On Saturday evening last the meeting was held, as usual, in the Polytechnic Institution, Hanover-boildipgs,- Mr. T. \Vv Glover in the chair. The room was well filled, and a capital programme was well gone through.
Southampton PoI.ttechnic Institution. — On Wednesday evening Mrs. John Macfarren gave one of her interesting and deservedly,popular concert-Uctures, assisted by Miss Trowbridge and Miss Featherby as vocalists. Mrs Macfarrcn's musical abilities are so well known in Southampton that we need only say she fully auatained her reputation, and was ropoatedly aod warmly cheered, several of the pieces sang and played hoin&amoored. Neat week P. W. Breary, Esq . FAS. will lecture on *■ Ariel'Navigation," illustrated by the flight of balloons. It is worthy of note that during the lecture oa Wedneodsy a polio*-oi&cer I* uniform waa to be seen promenading in different parts of the hall. It certainly seems strange that in these days of school beards and advanced oduoatba young people oanmot attend the lecture*of a literary.society without having m police-officer to looit after them.
Tar Annual Kusical J'estival of Sundav school children came off on Thursday ovsoin;
Chapel. The galleries ot the chapel wore with children, and the body with the parents Th* pisee selected waa "Cbriatoo/' the *
Carlisle giving the connecting readings. Mr Above-bar school, proved an able conductor. Ki passed off in the most satisfactory manner. Tub maotstkatsa' C'lekk's Fees.—'The new law :ulating the payment of magistrates' clerks by salary tead of foes came into force this (Friday) morning, the first case being that of a man who was sent to jail or leaving his wife and family chargeable to the parish, he cost of which will fall on the Guardians. The mode idopted is that in all floes and costs stamps shall be iffixed to the same in a book, showing the amount of ines and Costs. This will have to be signed by the Mayor or chairman of the board as the case may be, thus showing the amount received, which will have to handed over to the borough
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Swainmote, held under the recant Act of Pari eomWed at the Qmosn'o Heooo o* Saturday, m puaoanc* of summonses issued by the official verdersr (the Righ'. He*. Go*** Sdater.Booib, M.P. T,* vsidevora *reoo*t wsvsth*Om@al Vordsrae, Sir E.Enlo^. Bart-Sir Henry Paulo*, Bart. Mr. G E. Brisooa. Mr. John Lane bbrubb, and Lieutenant.Colonel Eedaile. The court having been opened the verderers proceeded to elect a clerk, and their choice fell on Mr. G. F. Vf. Mortimer, of Romsey, who. We understand, has been acting as deputy clerk, Mr. Stead wishing to be relieved from tbe dutiee of tbe office which he baa held with honour to himself and satisfaction to the verderers fcr the last forty years, naming his partner as his deputy. The court then sppointed Mr. Harry Cooper as crier, and selected a seal and other forms and proceedings required. Tfiey also referred to a committee, consisting of three members, the following questions;—The appointment of agisters snd a process server, the considsration of the
qaootM* of drUtoand ratio*. o*l»a*ctioo4of section
of^the Act, and the question of bye-laws, including the consideration of secticn 11 of the Act. Aa there were no presentments, after a r'ew words of than s by the Official Verderer to Mr. Steed the meeting adjourned to Wedneeday, April 2

meeting of this society on Friday evening, the President, Dr. De Ohnumout m. d., read a peper entitled Men s place in Nature, in which he expounded the opinions of past and present philosophers oa the theory of natural developmsut, snd treated W the tbaoriae of tba development, of ma* bimea)f, and of the diArent divisions of the human race. At the close s oordial vote of thasks waa teodsvsd t* the l*amsd pvoaidsat fop bis abls aod lnleraatls# oootribotwn. ThecommiUeecf the society have published a list of the papers read at ita ordinary meeting aince ite formation in IBM :n order to BO*d of Its past camsr, snd ts ihow tb* I subjects to which the members have bad



r.—The follow it are the terms for the proposed purchase of thie usda taking by tbe 'London and South-Weetern Eailm
I.—The per cent, debenture stock of the SalliUnry ai YMvB Gompasy t* become debootore aieck of the eoot Western Company, bearing the same rat* of Interest, ai the latter Company to assume the debenture debt of i fortner. as on apd from the Ist January. 1878.
i—"Ihs amount palA up oa preference shares Issued I the Malls bury and Yeovil Company to be exchanged for i equal nomlmal amount of # Percent. South-Western pr feienes slock i* bo cr*atad. ths dlvManda tbemoo to accr aa from Up tst January, lire.
3.—The amount paid up on ordinary shsres of the Con pany to be exchanged (or I per oeuC Douth-Westem sic

dlnary stock, either wholly or In Dividend* o« these respective the Ist January, ins.
account, aa on the list December i thm Companlea. and to be paid In rn Company, together with a fur

belong to the Salisbury a tlicy will pay all llabillil, )f dividend* and Interim
6 —The Salisbury and
aaniveresry of tho eoovorriou of BL Psul, i ohufeh dediwtsd to that IBaimi'a memo svening. It consisted of full choral svei „
ssrmoo. Ihs muileal programms bslug ss follows, Wdliama, tho erpnist, placing the aoeompanlmsn Processional hymn, Ku, Prsces, Tall is; Psalms, < Magniicat and Nunc Hi ""
(A and Ml; anthem, sell PrtuI "—Recit and aril*, "Qposurno them all;" cborui, " I hus saith the Lord;' recit and tenor end bass dust, "Now wo are ambassadors;" chorus, "How lovely are the msssengsr-,"—tenor, recit, snd aria. "Bs thow faithful unto dsath"—tho solos being taken by Mr. H. G. Thorn and Mr. Q Harris The prayers were intoned by the vicar, tbs Bev. Cscil Whits, and the sermon preached by the Rev. \V. \V. Perrin, of St. Mary's, who selected as is text Acts I:., "And hs, trembling and ss too is bed, id. Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? ' The ingregation was a large ons, and lb* offertory waa
Stalnor; bymoa. 245,297 rorn Mendelssohn's "St,



Tun has been a week of public meetings, and columns are crowded with the reports of their proceedings. Tho annual summaries of the good deeds of the Infirmary, the Dispensary, and of the work of the Sailora* Home will be reat" with both interest and sympathy; and each institution deserves tho hearty support of the benevolent and thoughtful section of tbe con njty. The Sailora' Home, as has been shown before, hardly receives the attention and aid tbe work it does deserves. The hint that General Tryon dropped as to holding itr meetings at the Audit House is a very good one, and deserves
attention. _
Manchestek.—A resolution calling upon the House of Commons to support tho Governmsat was passed 01 the Change to-day. As the Exchange was at th* time crowded with the most influential and opulent merchants of Lancashire too mnoh significance hardly be attributed to this action on their part.
MINOR NOTES.
It Is a grim fact that man's most lasting memorial is his grave. Whole races have passed awsy, and their history has disappeared even from tradition. Their dwelling-places may have been completely obliterated, and their languagee so forgotten that scholars can only gueaa at their oosslbls nature—and still their graves remain memorials alike of their existence and death. Not to enter 6n the wide 8aid of his philosophies and his beliefs, his science and his superstition, man has ever sought to avoid the doom of physical destruction that nature has passed upon his material existence, in com-mon with so much mora of her work. The many, it is trus. In their deaths aa In their lives, remain unknown and undlstinguishsd; but for hie chiefs and leaders man hss from ths very earliest times sought to sluda
*kay never expected they have obtained the immortality red up with
f Lords on Thursday evening, snd as the Ear onstield entered shortly after Ave o'clock lie w lib loud cheers, which were again and again One lusty voice shouted " You shall have th oolite the amount if you want it." Therei ng ensued. The Premier bowed his ack
orders for the w**k ending 9th February :—Saturday (this day), at7 30, company drill. N.B —Members of tbe corps should apply for their swords —Sunday, at 10 a m , full dress parade on West Marlands parade ground, (be attendance at Frosmanti* Church, when th* Bev. D Arcy Preston, M A , will preach. The band to attend. N.B.—Swords to be worn, and not ponchos.— Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, gun, repository, and sqnad drill.—N. B.—1. As the third battery is now quite full,, names can bo received any drill night (on applies. - " * • " • a. l. k_,*.__-t-.'-i.
actor) for the fourth battery, ______
lation. 2. Monday, 11. Bombardiers' sorporal stripes. Intending competitors the commanding officer before Friday is are juatice in the drill Hall —Officers sionod officers for duty—Csptain J. S it G. Ackerly, Corporal 8. Woe, and
Bombardier^". Barlow.—E.
A Mai dsn Session.—There was not a single case before the Mayor and other magistrates for adjudication on Wsduasday at the Police-oourt, and according to ancient custom, Aldsrman Emannsl announced bis jo-®.Thursday to present his worship with a par
ebs.—We lesrn oa rs-of the 1st Hants Volun-ert)srs to a London firm i in their drill-hall in St. members of tbe oorps, at
ol white kid glovss.
Reck ration roa VoLUi liable authority that the offic teer Artillery Corps have ci toeerct a suitable gymnasium Mark's-road, for the use of tbe c asostof f!80.
southampton Haxbous Bo a a n — A special meeting i t1* "'11 be held on Monday afternoon at the port and financial slatoi
hps —The annual distributio by^Major GeoeM^ Laoy, o
Thursday evening, the 7th Febi Head Quar era. No. 2 Company assembled Quarters, on Thursday, 31st insL, at 7 30 p.m., for
Nbtlbt Hospital.—Colonel It. C. Steward, half, pay, late 2d Regiment, .formerly Adjutant-General of tho Madras Army, baa been appointed to succeed Major-General C. S. E. Gordon as Governor and Commandant of the hoyal Victoria Hospital, Netley.
. - " - —On Monday after-
noofl the Prince and Princess of Walee Wimborne on a short visit to Crichel Hi Lord and Lady Alington. Their Royal High:

_ . vidsd for ths rpose by the London and South-Western Eailwsy impany, snd passing here rfs Blecbynden. They were Reived ut tho station by Lord Alington, and were at the inster presented with a brief address of welcome. iey then proceeded to Crichel. The town waa illi^ntly decorated and illuminated, and them were •at rejoicings during the day A battery of the Royal >rse Artillery stationed at Christ-church fired a »aluto. d the voluutoer corps of Poole, B andford,


4000 barrels of gunpowder
a^guard of hone




brought fro

Audit House.____
from the special
(toe on proposed Ii

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Soyvm SrosmmaM U*io&—At th* msstiogof the Guardians of the South Stouehsm Union next Tuesday tbsy anil appoint a chaplain of the workhouse and als< a schoolmistress. Ths salary ol the former is £50 pei -nsum. and the latter £26, with half of tbe Government ■ant in addition, together with appartment* io tbe
workhouse snd rations.
A Bbbious Accident befell passing through here to Java m
of ths Dutch soldii
HOT % ftafsss WbSaf
considerable distance and ssriously injured himself b
2L2S^dSki"'r°"'- »»»
Tme Eight Hon. Rusisll Gubnbt presented petition to the House of Commons on Monday night from th* : «r- H>. o— «r a. -■
Tug Auioea a!*d thb Gals. - The steamer Aurora. 588 tons, Captain Taylor, belonging to Me*srs.
Fslgmw, Murphy, sod Go, of Dahllo, pot Into Ply.
mouth m Saturday night while on a voyage from Oporto for Southampton, with a cargo of bullocks. She sailed from Oporto on th* previous Mondsy with 248 heed of cattle on board, and experienced th* recent heavy galea in th* ChaaneL Several of th* animals were ssriously injured by the rolling. Aa, of the v****l, while others
p*rishsd prpm ths cold. Ths carcasses of 84 of them %
remainder of the '"Hr'- were also landed and pi seed in •tore at ths Great Western Docks.
'GoinoN"i T«jsat^g or VistSties. - The panto-urn* at this popular plac* of amussmsnt oontlnnes ai attractive as ever, large numbers of our most respectable resideute basing attend*!, with their families, during
Mondsy. at i news peper.
md Dr J. D.
The powder is all of the "pebble" char only for large guns, powders of a srnal used for small-arm cartridges.
Tue EaaTiiquAKE —General Tryot that he was sitting in Lis drawing-room ton minutes to twelve o'clock, reading when he distinctly felt the shock of ai slight, but sufficient perceptible to move to make some small ornament in the room to jingle. General Tryon have experienced an earthquake fifty years ago. when quartered with his regiment in ths neighbourhood of Lisbon, he feels that he could not be mistaken, the vibration caused by it being of so very peculiar a character. From tho island of Jersey there comes a report of a powerful shock of e about the same time as above man lions,
Wilson, of the Army medical staff, t*L.._. _
very distinct shock of earthquske, lasting about four seconds, wss lelt at eastern Alderny at 11 55 a m. on Monday. The earthquake was distinctly felt at Osboruo on Monday by several persons in different rooms of her Majesty'a residenoe at a few minutes before tw*lv*
The'1st Hants Abtili.xbv VoLunrmmrs.—The commanding o8k*v of thi* eorpe ha* rectvsd p*nsi**iou from the War Office to be allowed to form a third battery in this corps, and we learn that a number of men hav* already joined for that porpoie.
Tub Wab Panobama.—Tbe I'hilharmouio Hall has been threngsd sightly to ass this s%eellsotoanorsms, which very admirably illustrates the horrible war that his been raging in the oast of Europe for th* past nine months. The exhibition is well worth a visit, so as to gain lome idea of the destruction and misery that bss taken place in one ol the most Interesting portions of
Labob Pios.—Mr Candy; pork.bntcher, of Canal-walk, has slaughtered thu w**k two very large pigs, the largest being nearly 10 feet ih length, and weighed 28 eoore within a pound. There were numerous wagers as to the weight of this monster, some of tba knowing ones being very mush out in their calculations. The other was a very handsome pig, and both attracted la«e "owds during the time th*y were exhibited outside tbs
Dvf41JuA* or K0*1 Tsoors rot mm Capb.-A imUr of troops left in th* American on Thursday, for
Assembly, head.quarte;* —H. Philip Bucuan, CapL Commanding.
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