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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT.

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THE PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT.

EXECUTION AT HORSEMONGER-LANE…

IALL SIMPLICITY and RUDE PLENTY.I

BARON KRUDENER.

SHEEP-FARMING IN JAPAN.

OPENING THE NEW HOTEL DIEU…

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OPENING THE NEW HOTEL DIEU IN PARIS. In Paris, last Saturday, Marshal MacMahon officially opened the new Hotel Dieu, which stands close to the dismal old hospital of the same name. The ceremony derived some interest from the fact of the building now inaugurated having beeu ordered by Napoleon III., who in a decree, much commented upon at the time, declared that the new opera and the new hospital should be opened at the same time—one building for the rich, the other building for the poor. His Majesty no doubt had in mind what Napoleon I. exclaimed on ordering the erection of the great central markets: The people shall have their Louvre." Napoleon III. did not live to witness either the opening of the new opera or that of the new hospital; Marshal MacMahon presided over both ceremonies. There was a large crowd gathered in the square in front of Notre Dame, by which he was saluted with cries of "Vive MadMahon mingled with others, fewer in number, of Vive la Ré- publique On entering the building the President was received by the principal officials of the hospital, but only a few words of welcome and courtesy were exchanged. The Marshal examined every part of the establishment, complimenting the Sisters of Mercy on the success of their efforts, encouraging the officers, and speaking words of consolation to the Eatients. He seemed to be in a peculiarly good umour, and interspersed his observations with lively anecdotes and reminiscences. On the celebrated Dr. Gueneau de Mussy being introduced to him, the Marshal presented him with the officer's rosette of the Legion of Honour, remarking, "I have owed such a distinction to the doctor for a long time. We are acquaintances of twenty years back. Up to that time I never had need of a doctor, but then I fell ill, and asked to have the bprt physician in Paris. M. Gueneau was at once pointed out to me, and he paid me a visit. He told me to remain quiet, and that the cure would work out itself. However, I did not. get any better, and that annoyed me all the more, as I was invited to a great hunt. I mounted my horse all the same, and while I was crossing a frozen pond the ice broke, and I got a thorough duck- ing. The next day I [found myself perfectly cured." To this conclusion of the Marshal's story Dr. Gueneau added the observation, "Of course, it was hydro- therapie."

THE NAVAL ENGAGEMENT IN THE…

A RECOLLECTION OF SINOPE.

WISE IN THEIR GENERATION.

ATTAR OF ROSES."

A CURIOUS INCIDENT.

DEATH of a MEMBER of the LIVINGSTONIA…

ARMIES FED ON DATES.

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r11■1■■■-— A QUESTION TO BE…

THE COLORADO BEETLE SCARE.

MR. MECHI ON THE CROPS.

THE TASTE FOR SHOOTING.

SHODDY VINEGAR.

SELECTED ANECDOTES.

THE MARKETS,

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DETECTIVES IN AUSTRIA. -

THE DEATH OF AZIZ PASHA.

THE FUTURE OF ENGLAND.

BIRDS' PRESERVATION ACT.