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BRUTAL MURDER IN STAFFORDSHIRE.

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TWO YOUNG BEGINNERS IN CRIME.I

HOOTINGS FROM THE" OWL." ^j\

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A YOUNG LADY'S LARKS.

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A YOUNG LADY'S LARKS. Under Perisian on clits in the Court Journal is the following:â A marriage of a young avocat and a young lady of considerable attractions, including that of fortune, has just taken place, and is said to .have originated in a singular fashion. The young lady, fresh from boarding- school, is said to have occupied herself by mystifying the persons who went along the somewhat secluded street of Paris by means of letters flung upon the pavement, and which were more or less insulting or mystifying. The young avocat picked up one of these letters, addressed to the finder, and which contained the following words:â'My dear sir,-You must be prodigiously unoccupied that you have the time to lose in amusing yourself by picking up papers that you find in the streets. Are you, then, quite incapable of mas- tering that unbecoming curiosity ? I am at this moment watching you from behind a blind of a window, and enjoy your stupidity and con- fusion. I am, sir, the young lady behind the blind.' The avocat felt dreadfully sold, and rushed on to get out of sight of the mocker. He could not, however, as he was about to turn the corner, resist looking behind, when, to his astonishment, he saw a piece of paper projected from the window of a distant house. Not doubting that he had dis- covered the author of the mystification, he hastened back and picked up, sure enough, another note, which ran as follows:â'My dear companion,âAll will be discovered unless you hasten to take away the proof of the dark deed. Go to Grenelle; at a hundred metres from the old convent, beneath a pear-tree in a garden, if you dig deep enough, you will find the skeleton of the dear little victim. QIick-I wait for you.' The avocat in an hour returned to the house, and inquired the name of the persons who lived on the first floor, and of the young lady. And the next morning she found the fol- lowing letter: â 'Your letter was delivered to the proprietor of the garden at Grenelle which you indi- cated, and on digging beneath the pear-tree the skeleton was found. The matter has been placed in the hands of the authorities, and you will be interro- gated.' In the afternoon the young avocat waited on the young lady, and in the presence of her father, she had to submit to a little mystification herself, which, however, was soon cleared up. The father thought a good lesson had been given, and begged the avocat to make one at dinner. The girl was cured of one folly, I but took a serious fancy to the doctor who adminis- tered the rather unpleasant medicine."

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THE JAMAICA COMMITTEE.

THE RAILWAY AND THE LONDON…

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POLICY OF FRANOE IN THE WAR.