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-THE CHARITY OF THE PEOPLEI…

----_--__-----CURIOUS PRESENTS…

A NEW SYSTEM OF RAILS.

BRITISH WORKMEN IN PARIS.

THE GLOSSOP CONVENT.

AN EPIDEMIC WITH AN ALIAS.

THE SILVER MINT OF JAPAN.

iSARMY DRESS AND EQUIPMENTS.

THE ABYSSINIAN PRISONERS.…

AN UNHAPPY MARRIED LIFE.

THE PRUSSIAN EMBASSY BALL.

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THE PRUSSIAN EMBASSY BALL. The other evening it was the turn of the Prussian Embassy to entertain Paris (says the correspondent of a contemporary.) It is very hard to follow after such a -y.) series of festivities as those which have kept Paris up all night for the last fortnight, nor is the hotel in the Rue de Lille to be compared to those of Russia, Austria, or England; it being more like a "palazzo" at Florence, a series of rooms very pretty, but small. Yet I can assure you that Prussia gave both a splendid and most hospitable entertainment. With a talent which, I believe, she has already displayed in other forms, Baron Goltz-most charming of hosts—had "annexed" a good deal of the garden, and so made "one great united supper-room, with several "smaller dependencies," the separations of which were very slight. The King of Prussia and Herr von Bismarck dined with the English Ambassador and Ambassadress, and I only hope somebody may tell them the terms in which the delights of that dinner were described by their Prussian guests. From the density of the crowd I could not help hearing the praises of that diner i channant chez Milady Cowley." The Emperor and Empress, Prince Umberto, &c., arrived at eleven, and then there was the usual dance, the usual procession, and the usual visit to the electric lighted garden. At one o'clock came the usual supper, only rather better than usual I think-Prussia is cunning in eating and drinking and then the people having got all they could, thought about going home. I was struck with two things I have never heard so many different languages in one assembly, or seen so many pretty faces in one ball-room in Paris. But I reserve my "point" for the last. Determined to have a truly German fete, and to give couleur locale to that fete, Baron Goltz had introduced wheels within wheels, gardens within gardens, and in the garden of the hotel was a Berlin beer gar- den. In a shady retreat you found a large cask of beer, a table with cigarettes, lights, and perfumed lozenges to conceal the iniquity of having smoked. Two unmistakable Germans gave you the beer in real German glasses, and so popular was the entertainment, not only with men, that the hotel did a business of three barrels a night." But the best of the story remains. There was, of course, a supper of honour, and when Herr von Bismarck was sought for to take his deserved place among the dis- tinguished visitors he could not be found. He was quietly sitting smoking and drinking beer, and ap- parently miles away in imagination from Paris. quietly sitting smoking and drinking beer, and ap. parently miles away in imagination from Paris. Apropos of beer I will relate a little story proving ho iV the; love of that malt and hop liquor has lately in- creased in Paris. Madame," said a cavalier to a dame at the Exhibition, "may I offer you a glas,3 of beer, or will you take an ice ? But, Monsieur, beer It is so good, and it is so chic to drink it. When I pass a restaurant and see the Messieurs con- suming their palale,' I sigh and say, would I were a man

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FATAL RESULTS OF A QUARREL.

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