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-♦ The very smallest newspaper m the world ii undoubtedly " El Telegrammo," a journal whioh is published weekly at Guadalajara m Mexioo. This diminutive paper has four pages ; eaoh page is only sin m length, and 3in m breadth, and contains three columns of condensed news from all parts of the world* Unnernea'h the title is printed the motto of the little journal; "Little Btraw and much wheat." The northernmost paper m the world is the " Fordkaben," printed and published m Hammerfest. Another paper published m high latitudes is the celebrated Esquimaux paper, Aluagaglintit, edited by the Esquimaux printer and poet, L. Moller. It is published at Godthaad, a Danish colony on the west coast of Greenland, 64deg. N. latitude. Tbe enterprising editor joined the expedition of Nordenskjold for the exploration of Greenland, m order to be able to supply his journal with illustrated reports of the journey. Among curiouß newspapers must be reokoned several published m the States. There are some journals devoted exclusively to the undertaking business— for instance the Tomb, the Grave, the Casket, and more grim still, the Shroud and the Stiff. In spite of its gruesome title, the Stiff is a humorous publication devoted exclusively to the retailing of small jokes concerning fatal accidents and mortuary affairs. The others are solemn-looking affairs, profusely illustrated with the lateßt patterns m coffins, shrouds and other pleasantries connected with the grave. In the "Shroud" there ia a special column devoted to "Obit-chat of the Trade;" It is illustrated with a cut representing two gentlemen who look as if they hsd just risen from the grave, and who, seated on a oouple of coffins, are Btnoking cigarettes and evidently diß' oussing the latest improvements m hearses. In the same paper there is a small space davoted to levity. This department is entitled " Nut-oraokers," and is embellished with a cut representing a person of ferooious aspeot Btanding on* a coffin and breaking nuts with a shin-bone on the top of a gravestone. In the Stateß, too, are to be found the following papers: — Tbe " Dzienwiety," a Polish organ ; tbe " Przjaciel Ludi," printed m Finnish ; and two Welsh papers, the " Yhyswalta" m Sanomat, and the ♦« V Wawr." There is also one Gaelic publication, one Hebrew, one Chinese, and one m the Cherokee language. The paper with perhaps the most formidable title m the world is the Greenland newspaper called " Avragagliotio Nalinginnanick SysaraI minasaßsmilk.

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SOME ODD NEWSPAPERS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2001, 30 November 1888

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SOME ODD NEWSPAPERS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2001, 30 November 1888

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