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Lessons from Poland's Pate.

--The following edicts have been issued in Poland for the more speedy suppression of the rebellion:

First an order applicable principally to the districts infested with bands of guerillas. According to it every proprietor shall render to the military authorities an exact account of the number and nature of the horses in his stable; no transfer of horses is to take place without the express permission of the commandant; furthermore, no person shall for the future ride on any horse unless he is actually engaged in the Government service, and for further security all saddles are confiscated; lastly, no bells are to be sounded in any place what ever, except in factories, where signals for rest, &c., can only be given by that means; and in the latter case a list of the hours at which the bell shall be rung is to be posted up under the bell rope. The two first regulations are intended to restrain the general supply of horses to the insurrectionists, the last is to prevent the warning signals given by means of the bells.

Another order given at Warsaw regulates the use of mourning among the people; nobles may wear it for six months; merchants, tradesmen, and others for three months; but the permission is restricted absolutely to the wife and children of the deceased. Funerals are subject to a municipal tax; the number of mourners is made prepositionate to the tax paid; if it is under trouble, 10 mourners are allowed; if under 10, 15 mourners; and so on, 5 mourners for every 10 roubles. The National Government has published in answer to that of the Emperor manumitting the a serfs; it declares such a measure superfluous, as it had been anticipated by themselves (the National Government) more than a year ago; no duty should there are be paid by the peasants on account of it.

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