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FOREIGN AND COLONIAL. F

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THE SCHOOL GOARD AND THE !…

REQUIEM MASS FOR KING VICTOR…

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FUNERAL OF GEORGE CRUIKSHANK.…

THE IRISH EDUCATION QUESTION.

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THE EASTERN QUESTION. :

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.!

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X NEWS FROM. INDIA,. The last overland mail brings Bombay papers to the 21st ult. The Times of India says: "The an- nouncement that England and Austria have decided not to allow the infringement of existing treaties by Russia has caused a good deal of excitement in Bombay. The ieeling here is strongly in favour of active inter- vention by England. Fever of a severe type has appeared in many of the famine districts in Bombay and Madras. The Italian Exploring Expedition, which attempted to penetrate into the exterior of Africa, has been attacked by the King of Shoa, and compelled to return to the coast. The Convo- cation of the Bombay University is to be held on the 2nd of February. The Mohurrum has passed off quietly this year; no disturbances at all have occurred. Mr. W. Beckett, of the Assam Service, has been killed by an elephant. Letters from Ladakh, dated the 20th of December, have been received in Scrinuggur. It appears that the delay in the arrival of the caravan this year has been due to the road being closed by Niaz Beg, the rebel Governor of Khoten. This rebellion against his authority has been put down by the young Ameer, and the merchants have received permission to pro- ceed to India. Among them is Mr. Dalgleish, of the Central Asian Trading Company, who was expected in a few days. A messenger, with letters from the Ameer to,thp Viceroy, is said to have arrived. There has been a great scandal at Lncknow. A Hindo widow desired to embrace the Christian religion, and escaped from her uncle's house to that of a lady named Mulvaney, a member of the Zenana Mission. The widow's relations demanded her extradition, but Miss Mulvaney refused to give her up, so the relations brought a suit for her restoration in the local civil courts. The suit was decided in favour of the Zenana Mission, but the Judicial Commissioner reversed the decision on appeal, and Soondari, the widow, has been restored to her disconsolate relatives. During her examination she made the following statement: I left for religion, wished to adopt that of Jesus Christ; got the knowledge from the Holy Book, which is the Christian Bible inspired by the Holy Ghost. But, according to the commissioner, this cannot be accepted by a court of law as a sufficient reason for a minor to repudiate the protection of her lawful guardians.

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PA ULIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE.

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