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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.

COMPARATIVE THIRST IN FRENCH…

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COMPARATIVE THIRST IN FRENCH TOWNS. A summary of the quantities of wine, eider, alcohol, and beer, which have been consumed in the principal towns of France during the past year, has just been published. According to this summary, the con- sumption at Paris amounted to 107,511,426 gallons, corresponding to a consumption of 55 gallons per in. habitant. Lyons drank 14,317,402 gallons; Mar. seilles, 9,831,448; Bordeaux, 9,484,244 St, Etienne, 4,864,486 Toulouse, 4,824,534; Nantes, 3,674,902. Tourcoing is the town where the least quantity of wine was consumed, 8i gallons falling to the share of each inhabitant. Rennes drank more cider than any other town of 527,252 gallons each inhabitant drank rather more than 330 gallons, Havre is greatest in the consumption of alcohol, of which, on an average, 33 gallons go to each inhabitant. The consumption of beer is greatest at Lille, 68 gallons per inhabitant. At Paris the average is 330 gallons for every citizen.

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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