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LONDON LETTER.

MR GLADSTONE AND THE . LIBERALS…

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I ; A RACE FOR LIFE. I

IYANKEE YARNS.I

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FACTS AND FANCIES.

I ATHLETIC NOTES. I

-'--.--KILLED IN THE HUNTING…

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IATTEMPTED MURDER AT' NEWPORT.…

THE CHANNEL SQUADRON ORDERED…

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THE CHANNEL SQUADRON ORDERED TO PREPARE FOR SEA PORTSMOUTH, Sunday.—Sudden orders have just been received here from the Admiralty for the Portsmouth division of the Channel squadron, viz., H.M.S. Minotaur (flagship), Neptune, and Sultan, to immediately prevare for sea, and in consequence the crews, whose leave did not trans- pire until Tuesday next, have been recalled to join their vessels to-morrow morning. The cause of this and the destination of the fleet is kept secret. PXYMODTH, Sunday.—On Saturday afternoon, about 3.30, a telegram was received at Devonport by the Naval Commander-in-Chief ordering the Plymouth detachment of the Channel Squadron to be immediately prepared for sea. A message was accordingly signalled to the commanders of the Northumberland, Achilles, and Agincourt, the crews of which vessels are nearly all on leave. Telegrams and letters were forthwith despatched to all parts of the country, and in- structions issued that the vessels should take in their ammunition on Monday morning. The object of the orders received has in no way leaked out, and when it became known that order* of a similar nature had been received at Portsmouth, there was considerable specula- tion at the various public institutions to which the telegrams were communicated. A large number of men have already returned, but in the event of some of the crews not arriving in i. time, it is believed that their places will be sup- plied from the complements of the ships now in harbour.

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