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LONDON CORRESPONDENCE.

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FOREIGN AND COLONIAL.

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A NEW METAl* :

THE SILVER BILL PASSED.

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ENGLISH VISITORS A$SAN FRAN-…

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ENGLISH VISITORS A$SAN FRAN- 1 CISCO. f- v.; Grace Greenwood sends to tjie New York Times ] an account of a recent visit to San FMmciacQ. where she was the guest of ex-Governor Stanford. a While there, she says: A distinguished party of English tourists, Mr. Ohilders and daughter and the Hon. Mr. Vivian. M.P., and Mrs. Vivian, arrived from the east, bringing letters to Mr, Stanford. He took an oppor- tunity 0f treating hi*, visitors: to a Chinese lunch at the best Chinese restaurant. We could have imagined ourselves in Hong Kong. Nothing American or English met the eye. Chinese childreu came about us, offering their small, shapely hands with that quiet air or familiarity and equality, join3d to a suave and exquisite politeness, peculiar to their strange race. It was not necessary to glance at J&tir quaint little wooden shoes and their quainter little pigtails to see that they were' utter little aliens and interlopers, with no business to,be on this freedom- favoured and gospel-blessed Continent, patented for evar, by nature ahd Divine Providence, to the Anglo- Saxon race. The banquet consisted of about a dozen courses, all purely Chinese, and we made a gallant charge upon the first two. Mr. Childers, and Mr. Vivian, bearing in mind that England ex- pects every man to do his duty,' never flinched under the fearful ordeal, and the English ladies were not far behind them, and bore up' and on pluckily and smilingly." One diabolical dainty of painted dough, done up in the form of pears, even Mrs. Vivian declined. At the last we had tea, which was tea." "In the evenicg Mr. Stanford, Mr. Ohilders, and Mr. Vivian, accompanied by a police officer, went through the lowest gambling houses and Opium dens in the Chinese quarter. They Baw, of course, a great deal of desperate gambling and not a few wretched creatures in the various stages of opium intoxication and ecstasy, but wit- nessed no violence, no quarrelling, no confusion. Snch order, quiet, and good humour in the midst of such abandonment to vice was a marvel to the Eng- lish strangers, and they were even more astonished when told by their guide that only four or five police- men were required to keep. a population of 40,000 Mongolian heathen in order." [

SCENE AT A POOR-LAW INQUIRY.

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. THE EASTERN QUESTION.

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LONDON MARKETS.

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