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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.

EVENING OPENING OF MUSEUMS*

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EVENING OPENING OF MUSEUMS* A document has just been placed in the hands of the trustees of the British Museum by the Working Men's Lord's Day Rest Association, which states that in 1860 a Select Committee of the House of Commons, after examining witnesses as to the safety, practica- bility, and usefulness of opening the National Museums at night, recommended that they should be opened three week-day evenings in each week from seven till ten delock. This recommendation was made when gas was the only available light. Since then the electric light has been brought into opera- tion, and the use of this light would still further reduce any possible risk from fire. The library and reading-room of the British Museum and # the South Kensington Museum have the electric light in use with great success.. Since 1857 the South Kensington Museum has been opened free till ten o'clock on three evenings per week, and the total number of evening visitors has been 6.397,515. In the months of January, February, and March, 1882, the evening visitors were 126,063, as against 49,209 morning visitors in the same months. At the Bethnal-green Museum, where the inhabit- ants are mainly of the working class, the total attend- ance since it was opened in 1871 to March, 1882, has been 6,195,821. Out of this total 3,019,515 have been evening visitors on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Satur- days. Resolutions have been carried in both Houses of Parliament in favour of opening the museums on week-day evenings; 2,335 working-class organizations, having 480,000 members, have supported resolutions in favour of opening the museums on week-day even- ings..

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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