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THE RECENT FIGHTING IN THE…

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THE PRESTON BANK FRAUDS.

THE COACHING CLUB.

THE COBDEN CLUB DINNER.

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THE BOTANIC SOCIETY'S FETE.…

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THE BOTANIC SOCIETY'S FETE. On Wednesday evening the annual evening fete in the < gardens of the Royal Botanic Society, Regent's-park, London, was held, under the most favourable condi- tions. The promise of magnificent weather attracted an unusually large gathering of visitors, who thronged the broad walk and every corner of the grounds until past midnight: while the stillness of the atmosphere enabled the myriads of coloured lamps with which the gardens were illuminated to produce the desired effects in the fullest advantage. The scene on the lake was most brilliant, a large pagoda, traced in coloured lamps, standing out boldly in the centre and forming an admirable position for the band of the Scots Guards stationed therein. The rustic bridge, the tower, and the shores of the lake were also well defined with coloured lamps, with which many of the trees about the grounds. were also illuminated. From time to time the gardens were lighted up by coloured fires, but the total absence of even the slightest breeze caused the smoke to linger around the shrubs and trees, so that it was eventually thought better to curtail this feature in the programme. In the large tent and in the covered walk usually devoted to fruit exhibitions, a number of roses and floral decorations was exhibited, prizes being awarded to successful competitors. In the course of the evening the Maori King and his suite visited the gardens at the invitation of the president and council, one and all expressing the most unqualified admiration at the scene which was presented to them, King Tawhiao being especially charmed with the view of the lake. A large party of Chinese visitors was also present, and remained de- lighted spectators of the brilliant scene until a late hour. In addition to the band of the Scots Guards, the bands of the 1st and 2nd Life Guards and the Coldstream Guards were stationed in the conservatory and the orchestras on either side of the broad walk.

THE PIED PIPER CELEBRATION.

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¡THE SOCIAL SCIENCE CONGRESS.

---THE CASE OF LORD ST. LEONARDS.

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