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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.

THE RESOURCES OF MADAGASCAR.

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THE RESOURCES OF MADAGASCAR. At a meeting of the Balloon Society held in London, Mr. J. Woodward delivered a lecture upon "The Land and People of Madagascar." Mr. Woodward, who was formerly a missionary in Madagascar, said the resources of Madagascar were very great. Many parts of the coast wero fertile and yielded large returns, and the country would support many times the present population. Aided by European energy and capital, almost anything could be there cultivated. Coffee, sugar, tobacco, and spices all flourished, and Would, he believed, at no distant period contribute to the supply of the English market. Cattle could be put on board ship for 44s. per head, which was equal to about Id. a pound, and they might be delivered in this country at 4d. per pound, and that being so, it was a question whether the grazing grounds of Madagascar might not soon be used as a means of supplying cheap food to this country. It was upon sugar, however, that those who believed in the com- mercial prosperity of the country pinned their faith. Madagascar was about to enter upon a new career, in which the advancement of civilisation promised to be as great as the progress which had been made in Christianity during the past thirty years.

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.

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THE IRISH. LAND ACT.

POSTAL SAVINGS BANKS IN FRANCE.

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