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three flower-stands, the centre one of silver and the other two glass, each having little fountains playing. The sofas and chairs were cushioned with blue silk. An excellent band discoursed harmonious music, and on the arrival of His Majesty a salute was fired.'
WOMEN OF INDO-CHINA.
The dress and habits of the court circles have undergone an entire revolution within the last few years. The men wear neat linen, collar and cravat ; an English dress-coat, with the native p'anoong arranged much like knickerbockers ; shoes and