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At a family party at the house of widow Powers, in Princeton, Massachusetts, last week, there were present Mrs. Powers, aged ninety-eight, her daughter from Leominster, and her grand- daughter, great-grand daughter and her great-grandson — in all, five generations.

One of the uncles usually found only in novels has lately died in Ireland, leaving two nieces, now in a convent school in France, a fortune of one million pounds sterling.

The eighty-first in the group of asteroids was discovered by Mr. Tempel, of Marseilles, on the 30th of September, in the constellation Pisces.

Captain Pike, a son of General Albert Pike, was, some time since, captured with seven of his men, and killed after they had surrendered.

Twins are becoming fashionable at Bridgeport, Connecticut. One physician announces four cases within the last ten or twelve days.

The new capital of Italy, Florence, is to be fortified at a cost of thirty millions of francs.

About $36,000 are weekly expended in New York at the leading places of amusement.

There is a superabundance of grapes in France this season.

"Friendship," says Byron, "is love waiting for a fine day to fly."

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