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THE FRENCH DEFEAT NEAR HANOI.

PROPOSED BRITISH SCHOOL AT…

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IRISH LACE EXHIBITION IN LONDON.

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EARL SPENCER AT LIMERICK.

THE GROWTH OF MORMONISM.

-THE FISHERIES CONGRESS.]

HARVEST PROSPECTS,

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REDUCTION OF RAILWAY RATES.

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REDUCTION OF RAILWAY RATES. In a communication to Mr. Thomas Garnett, chair- man of the Railway Rates Committee of the Bradford Chamber of Commerce, Mr. W. M. Thompson, chair- man of the Midland Company, states that the argu- ments urged by a deputation before the chairmen of various railway companies on the 2nd of May for a reduction in the rates for wool from London to York- shire, and shipping goods from Yorkshire to Lon- don, have been carefully considered, and after discus- sions extending over several days, it has been decided from the 2nd of July to reduce the rates. The reduc- tions, he states, are substantial, amounting in; the case of wool to 59. per ton, and for shipping goods to London, including carpets, to 2s. 6d. per ton. It was felt that if the woollen trade required relief, it would be better to afford it on the. raw material and export goods, but the feeling was unanimous that there was no necessity to alter the ordinary rates to London for woollen goods and carpets which favourably compared with rates for traffic of the like character from other districts. The question of the steamship companies' charge for wool from Dublin to Liverpool being 10s. per ton, if intended for Liverpool only, as against 15s. per ton if forwarded to Yorkshire, had also been investigated. It appeared that during a local competition between two steamboat services, the local rates were some years ago subject to fluctuation, but when the competition ceased the ordinary rates were reduced, and the local charge between Dublin and Liverpool now was, and had been for some time, 30s. per ton, as compared with the through rate of 36s. 8d. per ton from Dublin to Bradford. The new list of rates comes into operation on July 2, 1853.

THE PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS IN RUSSIA.

A BODY FOUND IN A BOX.

¡.' SIR THOMAS BRASSEY ON…

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THE WAR IN THE SOUDAN.I

THE FISHMONGERS' COMPANY.

THE RESOURCES OF MADAGASCAR.

THE REVENUE.

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- WOMAN'S POSITION IN AMERICA.

DOGS IN TRAMCARS.

EVENING OPENING OF MUSEUMS*

DEATH OF SIR WILLIAM KNOLLYS.

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THE ROYAL CALEDONIAN BALL.

COMPARATIVE THIRST IN FRENCH…

MILITARY AFFRAY IN IRELAND.

OVERHEAD WIRES in the METROPOLIS.

—*^ CANADIAN ITEMS.

THE IRISH. LAND ACT.

POSTAL SAVINGS BANKS IN FRANCE.

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