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ERIAL PARLIAMENT.

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.THE COBDEN CLUB.

BURNING OF THE MIKADO'S PALACE…

HOAX AT CAMBRIDGE.

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HOAX AT CAMBRIDGE. A hoax was practised on the people of Cambridge on Saturday. About eleven in the forenoon the Mayor received a telegram couched as follows :— Lieutenant-Colonel Hamilton, Crewe, to the Wor- shipful the May or of Cambridge—His Imperial Majesty the Shah of Persia desires to visit your univerhity and town en route to London, arriving at Cambridge Sta- tion about 110. Be prepared with escort and rtcepiion as tar as time allows." The Mayor, treating the tele- gram as eenuine, caused public intimation to be made S S» ISh's «p«ted 'Wt.. Th. VlcjCh^cJlo, and such others of the University officials and hf»ds of houFes as are in residence were apprised Sfth. Aence. The members of the Town Council were summoned m hot haste the assembly call of the Town Rifles was blown, the police were organised, and all was bustle and preparation. Horses ftnH carriages ordorod from Jjioxij' and there was a sudden and general suspension of business the thoroughfares leading to the railway station were crowded, and all the available bunting in the town was displayed. But soon a suspicion began to haunt people's minds. The authenticity of the telegram was doubted, and inquiries proved that, though it was written on an official form and enclosed in an official envelope, it had never passed through the telegraph-office. Amongother suspicious circumstances, it was remarked that the telegram was addressed to the Mayor, instead of the Vice-Chancellor, who is the proper functionary to receive such com- munications. Notwithstanding the rapidly-spreading belief that a hoax had been perpetrated, the Vice- Chancellor, the Mayor, and various members of the Corporation, the local rifle corps, and the police pro- ceeded to the station, where the two officials named waited in a private room, in which it is asserted that the Town Clerk was industriously engaged in drawing up a congratulatory address. The railway officials, when appealed to, stated that they had no information on the subject; and about tW) o'clock, when it became unpleasantly apparent that the telegram was fictitious, there was a general and indiscriminate retreat to town. The affair has caused much amusement, mingled with not a little indignation, amongst all classes.

THE DREADED CHOLERA.1

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MEDICAL FEES.

A GREAT PURIFIER OF SOCIETY.

A FRENCH DIVORCE CASE.

RUSSIA RATHER JEALOUS!

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SUICIDE OF A MILITARY OFFICER.…

THE MARKETS.

zCl50 RAILWAY DAMAGES.

RUSSIAN WOMEN-STUDENTS AT…

THE COMMITTEE ON THE COAL…

EARTHQUAKE IN ITALY.

A SINGULAR CASE.