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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…

MILITARY AFFRAY IN IRELAND.

OVERHEAD WIRES in the METROPOLIS.

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OVERHEAD WIRES in the METROPOLIS. On Monday Sir Charles Dilke received a deputation of representatives from forty of the metropolitan ves- tries, who called the attention of the Government to the extension of overhead wires, and desired to ascer- tain who were the responsible authorities to control such erections. Sir Charles Dilke, in reply, said the views which the Government took on the subject was that the owners of the wires had no greater rights of inter- fering with the streets than had any member of the public; that they could not, either with or without the consent of the local authority, interfere wijh the public highway in such a way as to cause obstruction to the public, even though such obstruction was limited to the execution of the work of erection. He said the Government were not prepared to say that in all cases it would be unlawful to carry wires across these streets where the permission of the owners of houses had been obtained; but it would be a question of fact in each case whether the wires so suspended were such as to constitute a nuisance, and that would depend on the number of wires, &c., and their length. His view was that the vestries had power to so control the erection of wires, but if after a legal test it was found that they had not such powers he quite agreed it was necessary that they should obtain them by seek- ing legislation.

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THE IRISH. LAND ACT.

POSTAL SAVINGS BANKS IN FRANCE.

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