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LONDON CORRESPONDENCE.

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FOREIGN AND COLONIAL. },

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A NEW TRADE BETWEEN AMERICA…

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RUSSIA, TURKEY, AND ENGLAND.

MR. FORSTER, M.P., AT BRADFORD.

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.WHICH IS THE BEST PAVEMENT?

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CHRISTMAS AT BESIKA BAY.âA letter from Besila Bay, dated December 26, says: "We have passid a merry Christmas, everything was provided with lavish hospitality, so as to enable our blue- jackto, as far as circumstances would permit, to realiie the idea of happiness and plenty associated with the festival. The admiral and officers of the Ales$odra went through the ship during dinner hour on O^istmus Day, and seemed to take a great interest in th* ingenuity" and artistic skill d splayed by the cre.V' in the ornate devices which decorated every available part of the vessel. After dinner a quart of ale w's supplied to each man and a pint to each of the bOls. Music and dancing were indulged in with unflagging spirit for some hours. "W o were enveloped in a (lense fog during the three days preceding Christo^g Day, accompanied by a heavy fall of snow, which Covered spar and deck, and bitter cold. The Swiftsur^ arrived here on Christmas Eve. The fleet leaves tc.morrow for Vourlah Bay, and, after a few days' there, goee to Malta."