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It is stated by La France that the Lord Mayor of London has been decorated with he Cross of the Legion of Honour, in reognition of the reception of the French members of the International Telegraph Conference and the Literary Congress. A Frozen JiriiV in England.—Americans in England will not fail to remember the English 4th of July, 1879. ’ Such weather at this period of the year was never before known. During the whole week it has boon blowing a hurricane and raining in torrents, hailing occasionally, and occasionally reproducing our November fogs. The weather has been simply abominable, and has been playing all sorts of pranks. In Derbyshire, a little north of London, hundreds of lambs have this week been literally frozen to death. Imagine, if you can, such a degree of frost in July. In another locality one of the frequent showers deposited on the streets and on the houses masses of little worms. The scientists are trying to persuade us that these had been picked up by a water-spoilt or hurricane, and that there is nothing alarming in the occurfljjra. Dr. Gumming, however, does not this, and lots of his followers talk about the opening of one the seven vials.—“ Chicago Journal.'

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 20, 11 November 1879

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