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The United States steamship Essex left the Navy Yard at Portsmouth, Va., yesterday morning for the Pacific station.

The senatorial elections in France on Sunday resulted, as it was supposed they would, in an overwhelming Republican triumph.

The ladies' drawing-room for the Tigers' ball is to be carpeted with five thousand dollars' worth of furs, loaned for the occasion.

In the Guiteau case yesterday, Mr. Scoville continued his plea of insanity, and Mr. Corkhill read a long argument upon jurisdiction.

Edwin Booth has leased the Grand Opera House in New York, and in the spring will introduce Mr. Henry Irving and Miss Terry.

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Senator Sherman's three per cent. bill was discussed yesterday, and amendments agreed to lessening the new loan from $300,000,000 to $200,000,000.

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