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THE WAR INI Z U L U L A N…

GREAT BRITISH VICTORY AT EKOWE.

THE NAVAL BRIGADE WITH COL.…

SURVIVORS OF THE 24TH REGIMENT.

OFFER OF SERVICE BY LORD STRATHNAIRN.

ITHE REV. OTTO WITT AT THE…

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CONSTRUCTION OF A TELEGRAPH…

THE BRECON CORPORATION AND…

THE AFGHAN WAE. -

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---------THE BRITISH FLEET.

SNOWSTORM IN SCOTLAND.

MORE BAD WEATHER PREDICTED.'

THE ABERCARN COLLIERY.j -

STRIKE AT A RHONDDA VALLEY…

CURIOUS CASE OF SLANDER ,AT…

THE ROYAL MARRIAGE AT WINDSOR.

VISIT OF QUEEN VICTORIA TO…

THE PARIS EXHIBITION.

WILLS AND BEQUESTS.

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A NEW LIBERAL ASSOCIATION…

PRESENTATION

SINGULAR RAILWAY ACCIDENT.

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oun PARIS LETTER.

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oun PARIS LETTER. PARIS, Mae'H The tariff question will be first tveated (roll, x penei al point of view, an at tempt made tofir a?--> < n;on basis, and the oommercial treaties execnfcf i i ■» harmony with this uniform standard ae far as practical. There is a lull in the intei) nity ot tot. t Protectionist agitation. Tee freo- traders h&i-e sent a few weil-directeo truths into the opposition & amp that have told. The agricultural interest is (avided, eno the Kroteciicniut n.oi^ty iitta ap- parently thh.wn up the ipolIge, before the uueqaw vcc.&, KuScluUon of the working populatioa to permit neiiher taxed corn nor meat. Tbe diaeussioa must hence tttra on those socondary neeessariee of life, imported m&mnftctnree, and raw materials. The Government intends to crutch up the mer- chant marine, by A bounty to be given to ship- builders, ae it bolsters up the sugar interests. The French shipping trade has declined because builders cannot turn out vessels as good, or so cheap, as rival nations, nor transport goods at as low a figure. It is not money either ship con- structors or brokers require, but custom, and this is only obtainable following the ordinary oondi- tions of competition, and that a desire to be satisfied with moderate profits would largely con- tribute to effect. On Sunday last cit^ens were afforded the op- portunity of concluding that winter, like the poor, was not always to be with them. It was so happy a change to summer that Paris appeared to -> quitted its ohrysalis existence of six mooths. Sa\w "nr, aged, infirm, and convalescent The yo* high life outside of doors; not a oafc ecjoyed ^"ses were all compl-et, and was diseoga^4, —v»*n voyagers !?i ,!Pa2rblocif(Vf V* ,nd •fc* yuenn gardens were brack tfc» «tS2ae of thfl tk. J. "T, If ps a«d «ie'emft °f the o Boulogne were tiled with ctott?softT equipages, ffnfl dressed people. Itwi a resurrection th<? cf £ pafn looted in turn out as monarch <yf #ii Djn Carlos had a depressed air, aad the Oomte de Paris vsfcscoccpiec to keep a baby or t<o fsom failing out of the family ccach. Ihe Prinoe Imperial doubtless wosld hive been present only he's off to fight the Zulus, an adventure that after all has provoked but little wit from either Frenoh pen or per.cil. In these domullC a., t Ulnb out the happiest of the happiest are the babies, then the soldiers, and next the nurEes, or perhaps all three, as th. felicity is joint stock. The sons of the gnu h*d greater advantages under the Empire for flirtinsr, then soldiers had bearskins, and, for the time being, tkeee formed a temporary cradle for all olive branch. Parties to the marionnctte theatres are not only evidence of clement weather, but of prosperous times; a seat costs but two sous, aad the piece pulls for half an hour; an addi- tional sou secures to infants the right of a reduc- tion of 100 per cent. on a stick of candy. In sequestered epots of the gardens are ambulatory photographers, who, for half a franc, will make a Buree as beautiful as Venus, ar.d a private aa war- like as Mars. A somnambulist is of late "attached to the car" of the photographer; those who divine pleasant futures secure most practice. This is the place, to remark, that tho Uepublican chestnut treos have surpassed in earli. ness of bursting into leaf, the Bc^apartist Mcw- r(m,nit-rof the 20th of March. An Jmperialicit journal, addresses an ode to the fidelity of this tree- that bloomed equally precocious under Charles X., Louitl Philippe, and the Seoond Repnblio, since it is half a century old-and which ought to point a moral to backsliders-a palpable hit at Baron Baussaiann and M. Mitobell, brother-in- law of Offenbach noted Bonapartiats for paying their homages at the Elysee to M. Grevy. Berlioz is an illustration of tha truth, Call no man happy till his death." In life this oompoeitor was despised and rejected by men he looked a man of sorrow, and his memoirs attest be waa acquainted with grief. The French, after neglecting their celebrated countryman no far as to leave him to stwe, now fete his memory; not a concert or festival is at .present possible without fragments from hie ecores. The festival just held in mwonam of his death was a kind of mea culpa on the part of each spectator. The poor oomposer never know what popularity was he was simply a man before his time, a fact that budding and struggling genius ought to note. When Victor Hugo brought his first poetry to a publisher, he was put off wifh tbe usual common place answer; he told the pub- lisher, You are wrong I would have bound myself to give yon other manuscripts, and am certain 1 should have made your fortune, as I feel I em born to greatness." Postnlnt quia possr vider.tur. However, only a few years ago Huge ruined a publisher by the extravagant terms he exacted for Les Miserables. He haa thus had his revenge on the trade for early neglect. Suicides of late are again becoming rife, and most frequent on the part of newly-married couples, who declare life not to be worth living for. An actress has attempted to shoot herselt, but these events do not oount, the cynical set them down to a new way of obtaining notoriety. Sarah Bernhardt has indicted a fly-sheet for print- ing she is not the author of the work she writes, the pictures she paints, or the statues she sculp- tures she has withdrawn the charge, which after all might be a new way of keeping herself before the public, her sole ambition. At Rouen a wf*- armed with a razor, had seized a poor nor. vant, End in presence of bystanders, gashed away for a time at the unfortunate. Perhaps there is more of husband than of wife beating in France. A young damsel, only ten dsn a married, resolved to settle her lord and naster's account; she thrashed him, not with one, but three sticka, boxed his face regularly every nit-nug, and gave him a kick ae he left for his efiice. K"cently she armed herself with knives, tried them on him he objected to this, and, call- in on the law to protect bim. tke wife haa beM. eeutcsced to three months' imprisonment, in- cluelirg the halt of the honeymoon. A woman, sped 30, finding it difficult to regain an honoar- able poeiticn, took her revenge by bnrning the goods and chattels of the came who trained her to be a prostitute. These are types of our social condition. .Tn the Tcwn ha'Js of France an excellent pradice is beirg adopted, that of p'aeing com- memorative tablets on theexterior walld in honour of famous citizpns. The Prefect do Police now icelndos in- an order cf the day all men dismissed tbe force, M wvii M those rewardea for acts of braverv arid honourable conduct. A doctor complained that ae was in tuchl iw epirite, that the cutiixg iff cf a leg had no any charms frr him Mamma," eaid a little girl on receiving a box of soldiers that she cried tor, "1 do not want these little oneB, tilt a big, livitg one, like what the nurse has in the park." A gentlotcan states, whenever he rr r.civcs en application for aid to a charity, he sends a ctrcnltr in return to solicit a contribution tor a good w >rk cf his own. He gets nothing.

CA.MBRIDGE LOCAL KX A AG-NATIONS.

TRIAL TRIP OF A CARDIFF STEAMER.

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THE SOUTH WALES FOOTBALL CHALLENGE…

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