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THE COMIO PAPERS.

SPELLING BEE AT BRISTOL.

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VARIETIES—GR A VE AK"; GAY.…

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THE TESTIMONIAL TO MR. READ,…

A RiVAL TO COD-LIVER OIL.

GROSS RECKLESSNESS BY A MINER.

THE NUMBER OF LANDOWNERS.

PERSONAL STATISTICS.

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Mr. Eastwick, M.P., is now at Indore, and is the guest of Maharajah Holkar. Two garotters have been flogged in ivirkclale Unol They are stated to have suffered severely." The Manchester Con regatiomi Board have passed a resolution condemning the amended Slave Circular. The Royal Infirmary for Women and Cliildien, Lon- don, has, since its establishment, rendered help to more than 350,000 children. It is reported from Egypt tllat great uneasiness is felt in consequence of the length of time that has elapsed since any news has been received from Colonel Gordon. The Government having ordered a reduction to be made in the annual cost of the Ordnance survey of the United Kingdom,a large number of civil assistants have been discharged at the head-quarters at Southampton. The Minister who gives the watch to William Bolton, the lad whose conduct during the finking of the Goliath lias been so much praised, is the President of the Local Government Board, Mr. Sclater-Booth. It is stated from Chatham that in consequence of the ironclad ship Alexandra not being likely to be ready for several months to come, the intention to appoint Captain his Royal Highness the Duke of Edin- burgh to that vessel, has been abandoned, and it is now understood that he will be appointed to the turret ironclad ship Monarch, as soon as she can be got ready for commission. The Mersey Docksand Harbour Board have confirmed a recommendation of the Works Committee to lease 600 yards of land, at 2s. per square yard per annum, to the British Workman Public house Company, for the erection of temperance refreshment rooms. The Sultan has sent a handsome bracelet set with diamonds to Lady Strangford, at present staying in Constantinople, as a mark of his Majesty's regard. Out of the hundred and ninety cases of child murder committed in London during the past year, only about forty-five persons have been brought to justice. It is very evident, says the Standard's Paris corres- pondent, that whatever may be the faults of Paris, there is no lack of ready money. The confectioners' shops on New Year's Day were literally taken by storm, and one of these sIVell establishments for the sale of sugar plums in expensive caskets drew over the counter no less a sum than 24,000f., or £9,600.

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MR. CAVE AND THE KriEUIVE.

MR. GLADSTONE AND THE ITALIAN…

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ERIE RAILWAY COMPANY.

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THE EASTERN QUESTION. ;

A SPELLING BEE AT COLCHESTER.

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