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Army Swindling

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A Washington ïorrespondent oi tbo Boston Transcript w rites as follows; - "Speaking of imymnsters, brinois to m'md one method of swindling whieh is practiced hero to a great extent. Atl ofBcer culis upon a government puymaster, with bis payrolls, iind nsks payment. He is blandly told hy the payrnaster that he has not any money on hand, but if he desires hia dues very mucli, ho thinlcs lie can obtain the amount of a friend if he will cali the next day. The officer has been waitin n Long time ulready, and does desire his pay very much. Tbc next day, the payinaster takes him to a friend who has eome ready money on hand. The friend aseares the ofBoer that he is not in the habitof doing such business, but. meroly to oblige his lriend. reluctantly consents to svvindle the officer out of twenty r thirty per cent. for munev furnished him by the payinaster, and really belonging to the (ifiieer. II nw inucb of the money duo the army fir.ds its way into the coffers of the gambling helíí of th'ia city, let guilty paymasters answer for." jL=g The Boston Post says we have entertained the idea that negroos were intellcetually inferior to tlio wBites; but after reading the lectures detivered lately in New York by Fred. Douglass and Wendell Phillips, we have doubts upon the subject; L22" A Bchoolmastor in a Western villife, where the custoin of " boarding round " provails, recentiy rcceived a notiee from a Duteh matron that " sbo wonld ent him, but couldn't sleep him." Ho wiü doubtless bo careful not to ven-, ture within ber reaoh.


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