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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.

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.

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THE FISHMONGERS' COMPANY. On Wednesday evening a banquet was given at Fishmonger's Hall, London Bridge, by [the Prime Warden and Wardens on the occasion of the presenta- tion of the freedom to Mr. Edward Birkbeck, M.P., the chairman of the executive committee of the Inter. national Fisheries Exhibition. Mr. John Hampden Fordham, the Prime Warden, occupied the chair, and amongst those present were, besides the guest of the evening, the Earl of Ducie, Sir P. Cunliffe Owen, the Prime Warden-elect, Alderman Sir Thomas Dakin, Mr. W. L. A. B. Burdett-Coutts, &c., &c. After the loyal and patriotic toasts, the Prime Warden (Mr. Fordham), proposed the toast of the evening, and after dwelling on the interest which Mr. Birkbeck had shown in all that concerned the welfare of the fishing community, the Prime Warden spoke of the time, ability, and pains Mr. Birkbeck had be. stowed upon work connected with the Fisheries Ex- hibition. He then presented to the new member a certificate of the freedom of the company, contained in a handsome casket. Mr. Birkbeck acknowledged the compliment in an interesting speech. The Prime Warden elect, Sir Thomas Dakin, was invested with the badge of office, and, taking the chair for the remainder of the evening, proposed the other complimentary toasts.

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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