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THE WAR.

DE WET'S ATTACK.

FIRM.AN'S MISHAP.

SUCCESS OF COLUMNS. ,

DU MOULIN'S SURPRISE.

THE COLUMNS' REPORT -

THE BOER LOSSES.

AUSTRALIAN CONTINGENT.

WAR T

LOCAL CASUALTIES.

HONOURS FOR SHROPSHIRE.

THE INTERVENTION QUESTION.

COMING CHANGES AT COURT,

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COMING CHANGES AT COURT, THE ABOLITION OF DRAWING-ROOMS. A correspondent of the Westminster Gazette writes:—" The one subject of conversation at luncheon on Christmas Day among those people who were left in London to whom Drawing-rooms are some of the most important events in life-and doubtless among those in the country who were aware of the King's an noun cemen t-was the aboli- tion of Drawing-rooms and the substitution of Courts to be held at night at" the Drawing-rooms at Dublin are. The matter had long been mooted, and was indeed looked forward to with pleasure, as at once getting rid of the disagreeable!conditions of locomotion in the day-time and providing a brilliant function at night. To the aristocracy the new plan is gratissima. No longer: said one grande dame, 1 will the wife of one's steward or land agent have secured a place before one's daughter'; but to those who are hangers-on at Court, to the nouveaitx riches, to those who, in one way or other, have paid people to be presented, the blow is a terrible one. No longer can they attend at their pleasure. Admission to the sacred precincts will be by invitation; and though the new rule to a certain extent will work gradually, as the presenta- tions of all who have been presented to the late Queen will be acknowledged and they can express their desire to be invited, the new arrangement is a revolution in the social world."

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MERIONETHSHIRE AGRICULTURAL…

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THE COMING CORONATION.

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