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,-A WOMAN'S REMARKABLE EXPERIENCES.

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A WOMAN'S REMARKABLE EXPERIENCES. Few woman (says the Scotsumn) have had a more eventful life than Mrs Mary Ann Allan, a pen- sioner of the city of Edinburgh, who has just passed I away at the ageof79. nerfather was Quartermaster Sergeant Max well, of the 74'h Regiment,whose wife followed with him the fortunes of the army through the Peninsular War. Mrs. Allan was born in a convent at Li bon, was christened by a Portu- guese priest, though her parents were Protestants, and while yet a meie infant scaled the walls of Badajuz strapped upon her mother's back. With her mother she was also on the field at Waterloo. Her girlhood ¡ was spept in barracks, or in the baggage- wagon moving from place to place, and at the age of 17 she became the wife of Colour-sergeant Allan, of the same regiment. Her wanderings again commenced, and her family, consisting of nine children, were born in different parts of the world âCanada, India, West Indiep, and Ireland. After his discharge from the army with many honours, Colour-sergeant Allan became the governor of the old lock-up which stood at the foot of Liberton Wynd, w/ii.'e ids wife officiated as matron. When this was abolished he continued ( until his death, twenty years ago, to look after the Courthouse prison, which occupied the basemeut floors of the Sheriff's Court. In consideration of her long service as matron of the lock-up and Court- house prison, Mrs. Allan enjoyed a moderate pension from the city until her death.

----_._---------------A ROMANTIC…

AN OWL AMONG THE SPARROWS,

■.—! FALL DOWN A COAL…

STARVED AND NEGLECTED.|

GREEN OHRISTMAS IN AMERICA

THE ROYAL BETROTHAL.

----------.---LORD RANDOLPH…

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SENSATIONAL AMERICAN DIVORCE…

---.. STRANGE EXPERIENCE OF…

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- SINGULAR SCENE IN A MENAGERIE.

SUFFOCATED AFTER A WAKE.

-.---------MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER.

" SPIRITUALLY-QUICKENED."

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BODICES AND BOAS. '

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