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There were 60 000 people present when the Te Denm was sang at St Peter's, Rome, on December 30th. The Empress of Russia is ordered to reside at Nice. A thorough ohmoge of soene Is declared ti be necessary m order to prevent a complete break down of her nervous system. Roohefort fought a duel on Janrmy 14th with Usslg Ray, Editor of "Le B«llle." using swords. Ray reoeived a mortal wound. Roohf fort waa a!a > wonnded, bnt not dangerously. During the performance of ''Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Opera House, Berlin, on December 30►h, Princess Adeberta of Bay via was seiz d with a violent attaok of hysteria, and had to be removed. It is now believed she has become insane. Prado, the murderer of Marie Agcetant was executed is Paris on the morning of December 23th. Ha was unconcerned, and acted as if he wes simply an onlooker. He made no confession, and smiled blandly when his arms and legs were pinioned behind. He refused the services of the priest, and shed tears drama' ioally at the Ignomlty of the gullotlne. The few words he uttered were unintelligible. A large crowd jeered when he came from the gaol, and shouted with satisfaction when the knife fell. All night long there was a great howlln? m >b outside the prison, Bohemians from tbe streets, loucgers f:on the Aventti, work' men In blouses, and women with children m their arms. They oonld see nothing, bnt still they remained jostling, crowding, hooting, and shrieking. There were numerous acoidents. Women f tinted, and were oarried away by the gendarmes, Many had rented rooms weeks before In the immediate violnlty of Rcquette to gratify their ourioslty. After tbe exeoation the crowd dispersed m an orderly manner. AMERICAN ITEMP. The surplaa m the United States Tretsurp at the close of the year 1888 amounted to 80,000.000do!a. Large Philadelphia sugar dealers say Claude Spreckles, of San Franoiso, has seoarod the entire Philippine Island eugar crop. A movement, Instituted by large employers of labor, Is on foot m California to abrogate tbe Soott exclusion law and to promote Chinese Immigration. Governor West, of Utah, opposes ad* mission of that territory into the Union on the ground that the Mormons are unfitted to exerolee the rights of oitfsensbtp. The recent monioipal elections m Boston will be nullified on r.coount «f tbe the women made of their voting privilege. They are only supposed to vote for school trustees, but In a large number of instances votes were oast for the whole ticket from Mayor down. It leaked out m New York on December 23-d that the Marquis of Qaeensberry, who bad just left that city for England, has been following the London Gaiety Burlesque Company around the world out of wild devotion to Marlon Hood, the prima dorms* The express oar of tbe eastward bound overland train on the Central Paclfio Railway was stuck up on December 24th by two young men, only partially disguised. They succeeded In getting away with 50.000 dol. The train men Bay tbe robbery was the neatest and best job of the kind on reoord. Stroog efforts are being made by the National Wool Growers' Association before the U.S. Senate Committee for at Inoreaße of duties on all grades of wool, partlpqlarly on carpet and washed wools. There Is no probability, however, that the Committee, will Inoreise thu rates over those contained m the proposed revised Tariff BUI. Charles Gtiok, a fourteen year old boy, entered a dynamite mag z'ne at Mount Pleasant, Ohio, on December 14 smoking a cigar. Tbe magazine oontalncd 210 kegs of powder and 10 oases of dynimlte. Guok was blown to atoms, leveral persons badly hurt, and nearly every house within a mile of the scene was torn to pieces. Less than 30 yards from the magßilne was 30 ton* of dynamite, whioh did not explode,

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CONTINENTAL ITEMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2056, 6 February 1889

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CONTINENTAL ITEMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2056, 6 February 1889