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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*

DEATH OF SIR WILLIAM KNOLLYS.

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THE ROYAL CALEDONIAN BALL.

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THE ROYAL CALEDONIAN BALL. The annual Caledonian fancy dress ball for the benefit of the Royal Caledonian Asylum and the Royal Scottish Hospital took place in London on Monday night at Willis's Rooms, St. James's. It was under the patronage of the Queen, the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Albany, and other members of the Royal Family, and, as usual, there was a long list of lady patronesses belong- ing to the noble and influential Scottish families, in- cluding the Duchesses of Richmond and Gordon, Hamilton, Buccleugh, Athole, Montrose Roxburghe, and Wellington, Ac. Company began to arrive shortly after ten, and by half-past eleven Almack's famous ball room was well filled. The ball room presented a gay and animated scene, owing to the various uniforms and fancy dresses. The Highland garb was generally worn.

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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