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,Β‘ THE ALLEGED HOTEL FRAUDS.

COSTUME BALL IN A LUNATIC…

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ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ROBBERY.

THE TELEPHONE.

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THE TELEPHONE. By invitation the telephone was exhibited to the Queen by Professor Bell and Colonel Reynolds, as. sisted by Mr. 0. Wolleton. After explaining the mechanism of his invention, Professor Bell held tele- phonic communication with Osborne Cottage, where Mr. F. 0. Ormiston superintended the apparatus. Her Majesty conversed with Sir Thomas and Lady Biddulph, and later Miss Kate Field sang Kathleen Mavourneen," for which her Majesty kindly returned thanks telephonically through his Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught. The applause that followed was heard at the cottage end of the line. On again being requested to sing, Miss Field gave Shakespeare's Cuckoo Song," which was heard through a circuit of five human bodies. She then sang, Comin' thro' the rye," and delivered the epilogue to As Yoa Like It," both being perfectly audible. The next experiments were with Cowes, where Major Webber was in command. A quartette of tonic sol fa singers saner God Save the Queen," Stars of the Summer Night," Sweet and Low," and "Sir Knight, 0 whither away?" with ex- cellent effect, the unison being far more complete at Osborne than where the singers were themselves. After his Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught had finished a long conversation with Major Webber, Mr. W. H. Preece, of the Post-office, talked from Southampton with Professor Bell and Colonel Beynolds. Bugle playing from the same town was delightful, but the music of an organ in London was less satisfactory. Uninterrupted con- versation took place for two hours between Mr. Wilmot and Mr. Preece. Oheering and laughing in London were heard eighty miles away. Throughout the stance her Majesty and the Boyal Family were exceedingly interested. Experi- ments were renewed the following day between Cowes, Osborne House, and Osborne Cottage, Professor Bell having for his audience and assistants her Royal High- ness the Princess Beatrice, his Boyal Highness the Duke of Connaught, the Duke of Richmond, Lord John Manners, Lord Ripon, Lady Biddulph; Lady Cowell, Sir John Cowell, and others. In some respects the experiments at Oaborne are the most satisfactory that have yet been made.

ON THE DIZZY BRINK.

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THE COMMERCIAL DEPRESSION.…

THE GROWTH OF WEALTH.

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A ROMANTIC MARRIAGE.'I

CHARGE OF ABDUCTION..

CO-OPERATIVE SANITATION.

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A TRIUMPH OF MEDICAID SKlr

FUNERAL OF KING VICTOR EMMANUEL.

CARDINAL MANNING AND THE β€ž…

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TWO SENTENCES OF DEATH.]

FENCES IN THE FORGED LEASES…

THE MAT%0NIAL MARKET IN PARIS.

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LIFE ON A GREAT CHINESE RIVER.

MURDEROUS BRAWL IN A PUBLIC-I…

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