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ARREARS OF RENT IN IRELAND.…

THE ROWLAND HILL MEMORIAL!…

TEACHING THE DUMB TO SPEAK.

- LORD DERBY ON FREE TRAIa.

M. DE LESSEPS AND THE CHANNEL…

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On Saturday M. de Lesseps and a distinguished party visited the works of the Channel Tunnel, at the invitation of Sir Edward Watkin, Bart., M.P., chair- man of the South Eastern Railway Company and of the Submarine Continental Railway Company. Among the guests were the Duke of Sutherland, Baron Emile and Baroness Erlanger, Prince De Polignac, Lord Bramwell, Lord Wharncliffe, and Lord Hothfield. The French party (who were invited by M. de Lesseps) were brought over in a special beat by Mr. Fenton. The descent of the shaft having been made. and the second passing place reached, M. de Lesseps proposed "The Health of the Queen." He observed that the diffi- culties surroundings the enterprise of the Channel Tunnel were the same that he had encountered in con' nection with the construction of the Suez Canal; they would in the same way be overcome, for the reason that the work was demanded in the interests of man- kind. The party then proceeded to the beading, and it was stated that about 1,900 yards of tunnelling had been made. At a subsequent luncheon, M. de Lesseps pointed out that great works could not be carried out without opposition, and this was the spur that kept up the interest and courage of those engaged in the under- taking. In his own case he had really received the permission to make the Suez Canal when it was very nearly made.

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"BUHL."

THE REVENUE RETURNS.

EMIGRATION FROM IRELAND.

A WONDERFUL CAVERN.

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THE HAMILTON PALACE COLLECTION…

THE SALE OF THE BECKFORD LIBRARY.

SINKING of an EXCURSION STEAMER…

= THE LIBERTY AND PROPERTY…