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LETTER FROM THE QUEEN TO MISS…

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The SOCIETY for the EMPLOYMENT…

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The SOCIETY for the EMPLOYMENT of WOMEN. The annual meeting of this society has been held at their offices in Berners-street, Oxford-street, London, and was well attended, principally by ladies. The Earl of Shaftesbury occupied the chair. The secre- tary read the 23rd annual report, which spoke of the various industries in which, through the instrument- ality of the society, women are employed, including art decoration, wood engraving, lithography, plan tracing, clerks and bookkeepers, shorthand-writing, the working of the telephone, dispensing, printing, hair- dressing, and waitresses, and it also stated that a register .-P free charge of women seeking employment, references as to character and capa- bilities being all that are stipulated for by the society that during the year 347 names have been en- tered on the register and 230 remain on it at the present time, and that permanent employment had been procured for 62 persons. Seventy young women had begun to learn some kind of business, while thofe seeking temporary work had been employed on 813 occasions. The Earl of Fortescue moved the adoption of the report, which was seconded by Mr. Mocatta, both of whom spoke of the greater employment of women on the Continent th *n in this country, and the latter said he knew of broker's offices in the City where they were now employed, and they did their work very satisfactorily. He aleo said that in Vienna they were largely employed on the Bourse, and exclusively in the working of the telegraph and the telephone.

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BURNING OF THE HYGIENIC EXHIBITION…

AGRICULTURAL PROSPECTS.

MR. JUSTICE FRY on the VICTORIAN…

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ILADIES' SANITARY ASSOCIATION.

THE WAR WITH INSECTS.

FROZEN ROBINSON CRUSOES.

ICURIOUS BEQUEST TO THE JEWS.

ELECTRIC FISHING.

THE RECENT FLOODS IN MISSISSIPPI.

A FORTUNATE AERONAUT.

EPITOME OF NEWS.

THE MARKETS.

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THE ASSASSINATIONS IN DUBLIN.

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SIR F. ROBERT'S MARCH FROM…