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INDIAN INTELLIGENCE.

THE FAMINE IN PERSIA.

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THE COUNCIL OF MEDICAL EDUCATION.

THE BISHOP AND THE SCEPTIC.

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SPIRIT OF THE PBEHS. _

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The death is announced at Slough, Bucks, of Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Thompson. The late gallant officer served with tho 1st Royal Regiment, throughout the Maliratta War, with the army in tho Deccan in the years 1817, 1813, and 1810. He was also engaged in the Burmese War, from .January 1825, until its conclusion in 1826 ("medal with clasps). He was present during the rebellion in Canada, 1837-39, and served with the 70th Regiment throughout the Indian Mutiny, and in t-he N<\w 'ealand War of 1803-65. FRESH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS.—The following Parliamentary Papers have been issued:—The twenty- seventh annual report of the Inclosure Commission— which estimates the common', and commonable" land at 8,000,1)00 acres, or more than one-fifth of the entire acreage of England and Wales. In most of the in- cisures proposed in the report, a certain acreage is set apart (1) for exercise and recreation; (2) for gardens for the labouring poor. The thirtieth annual report of the Copyhold Commission; the report of the Tithe Commis- sion for the year 1871; the Abstract Accounts of the Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues for 1871; Copy of Letter of Instruction to her Majesty's Inspectors, with respect to the assistance to be given by the Education Department to the School Boards, etc., in which it is stated that the consent of the Department is required before a Board can borrow money on the security of the rates, tho recommendation of the Department is required before money can bo borrowed from the Public Works Loan Commissioners"; return of the Acts of Par- liament relating to Provisional Orders, fcc., in the Educa- tional Department; return of the number of Pupil Teachers in Elementary Schools on December 31st, 186S, 181)9,3870, and 1871, from which it appears that on the last date there were 21,854; and return—in the form of a Blue Book—of the East India Forest Conservancy. The undermentioned Bills have also been printed:—Tho Public Parks (Ireland) Bill, and the Ecclesiastical Courts and Registries Bill, as amended in committee of the House of Lords. The Earl and Countess Vane have to regret the loss of their eldest child, Lady Frances Vane Tempest, who died on Saturday, at Holderness Honse, Park-lane, aged 121 years. The arrival of the machinery of the industrial elasses of the International Exhibition for 1872, has com- rueneed at South Kensington. Raehel Busby, who was sentenced to death at the last Summer Assizes at Oxford for the murder of her ehild, and who pleaded being tnreinte as a stay to execution, has just given birth to a stillborn child at the Oxford County Gaol. A jury of matrons was empanelled at tho trial, who found there was no ground for a stay of execution, and, but ftlr the timely exertions of Some philanthropic genti> men at Oxford, the unfortunate woman would have been executed^

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DEATH OF THE EARL OF LONSDALE.

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