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THE QUEEN AN THE ALBERT ORPHAN…

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THE FRENCH EXHIBITION. --

THE SCOTCH SCHOOLS.I

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A SAD STATE OF THINGS IN AMERICA.

FASHIONS FOR JULY.

TRADE LAWS IN THE OLDEN TIME.

----GREAT FIRE IN LONDON.

THE EPIDEMIC IN DUBLIN.

A STUBBORN BARREL ORGAN!

THE EMPRESS EUGENIE.

THE COLOUR DIFFICULTY IN AMERICA.

THE EGYPTIANS LEARNING AGRICULTURE.-

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THE EGYPTIANS LEARNING AGRICULTURE.- It seems that the Egyptians are to be considerably civilised by means of the Paris Exhibition. It is stated that his Majesty Ismail has decided that all his chief functionaries are to visit it to improve their minds. He has also given orders that forty Arab chiefs shall come to Paris on the same errand he will place a steam corvette at their disposal for the journey from Egypt to France; and while they remain in Paris he will not only supply them with lodgings, but with a sum of from forty to sixty francs each per day according to their rank. Their attention is to be particularly directed to the agricultural machines and other matters relating to the cultivation of the earth, so abundantly exhibited in the Champ de Mars, which perhaps may result in an improved system of agricul- ture in their own country. CURIOUS IRISH CUSTOM.—The old Pagan fire- worship still survives in Ireland, though nominally in honour of St. J ohn. On Sunday night bonfires wer' observed throughout nearly every county in the pro vince of Leinster. In Kilkenny, fires blazed on ever" hillside at intervals of about a mile. There were v(f many in the Queen's County, also in Kildare il Wexford. The people assemble and dance roundle fires, children jump through the flames, and in forer times live coals were carried into the corn fields tore- vent blight. Of course, the people are not consJus that this midsummer celebration is a remnant <^he worship of BaaL It is believed by many tha round towers were intended for signal fires con- nection with this worship.

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