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NEWS IN BRIEF.

NEWS IN A NUTSHELL

DROWNE1) ON \!ONKYMOON

.-.- - -"- -ACCIDENT TO WARSHIP.

SUNK BY GERMAN LINER.

BREAKDOWN ON DISTRICT RAILWAY,

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OSCAR SLATER'S CASE.

ATTEMPT TO BURN A CHURCH.

GENEVA BETTING FORBIDDEN.

DUBLIN. LABOUR TROUBLE.

A CHURCH FOR WOMEN.

"NOT A SOFT MAGISTRATE."

A NEW ANAESTHETIC.

- p-SPRATS NOT SARDINES.

NEARLY BURIED ALIVE.

AIRMAN'S FATAL LOOP.

WIFE'S PAST LIFE.

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WIFE'S PAST LIFE. GERMAN SOCIETY TRIAL SEQUEL. t' PUSSY UHL" DIVORCED. On the ground that at the time of his mar- riage he knew nothing of his wife's past life under the name of Pussy Uhl," Count Fisehler von Treuborg has, says the Berlin correspondent of the Standard, obtained a divorce from the Countess, who is now serving fifteen months' imprisonment for fraud, black- mail, and usury. The trial of the Countess, which concluded in December, ⢠it will be recalled, was a cause célèbre" which attracted attention throughout Europe by reason of the piquant revelations it gave of the shady side of Ger- man society and the spendthrift night life of Berlin. Many were the NOBLE NAMES DRAGGED INTO THE CASE, J' and it was, indeed, suggested tnat two young officers of aristocratic family had committed suicide through finding themselves involved in usury thre.vrh the Countess's agency. The charges ranged from grave to frivo- lous. Among other things she was accused of calling a telephone girl" Baucy creature," with fraud by means of a matrimonial agency, and fraudulent bankruptcy. No fewer than fifty witnesses were citedâalthough they did not all appearâincluding a Princess of Ysen- burg-Budingen. aunt of the Princess Sophia of Saxe-Weimar who recently committed suicide, who was fined for refusing to give evidence. The Countess is over forty, although she looks much less. The DAUGHTER OF A SHOEMAKER at the age of eighteen she had already given her parents trouble, and the police were in- vited to supervise her doings. A few years later, under the name of "Pussy Uhl." she was the most feted demi-mondaine in Frank- fort. Later she removed to Hamburg, where she easily disposed of the thousands supplied by successive admirers. Finally, a gift from one of these of £ 1,000 enabled her to marry a wealthy hotel keeper. She appeared, how- ever, not very long after in the divorce court, and eventually married the Count. At the time of the trial she was said to be living on an allowance of PB monthly given by her first husband. Three bottles of champagne a day were stated to be her average consumption, while she has had particular weaknesses for morphine, brandy, and tobacco.

THE WILL OF MR. FELS.

LORD CONGLETON FOR SOUTH POLE.

BRIGHT HUES AT A FUNERAL.…

BABY SMOTHERED BY A PET DOG.

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