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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.

THE REVENUE.

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- WOMAN'S POSITION IN AMERICA.

DOGS IN TRAMCARS.

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DOGS IN TRAMCARS. An interesting point has been settled by the judge of the Portsmouth County Court. The Provincial Tramways Company sued Mr. Emanuel, jeweller, of Portsea, for Is., fare for a dog which had been carried on a car. His Honour, in giving judgment, said it was clear that the Company were not common carriers. By Section 23 of the Act, the Company were empowered to carry passengers and their luggage simply. If that were so, could they be compelled to carry dogs ? In his opinion, not only were the company not compelled to carry dogs, but every time they carried one they infringed their by-laws. The company's license allowed them to carry passengers and their luggage, but not to carry goods of any other kind. He did not think that under Section 59, which regulated the tolls for luggage, the Company could carry dogs, because a dog might not weigh a pound, and, therefore, was not liable to any toll. If they carried dogs, they could carry cats, pigs, and fowls. Then, where would the passengers be? It had been argued for the plaintiffs that the notice in the cars, Dogs, Is. each," was a sufficient publication of the scale of the toll, but he did not think it was so. It was nothing but a common advertisement, which he did not think meant a contract of any kind. He held that the company had no right to carry dogs, and, therefore, no charge could be made. There would be, therefore judgment for the defendant.

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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