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DOMESTIC TRAGEDIES. I

DEATH OF A DEVOTED WOMAN.…

ILATEST IN YACHTS. I

COUNTESS'S ROMANCE.J

STRUGGLE WITH A PANTHER. I

I TO FIGHT DISEASE.

HARNESSING THE SUN.

.FRENCH AND ENGLISH WOMEN.

MARK TWAIN AND CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.

OUR LONDON LETTER.

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MUTINY IN A LONDON GAOL. .

BIG INSURANCE FIGURES. I

STANDARDIZING THE SAUSAGE.…

A HAUNTED NECKLACE.I

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I MAID AND MASSEUR.

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I MAID AND MASSEUR. Details of an exceedingly ingenious rob- bery from a demi-mondaine living in the Rua Richelieu, Paris, have transpired. Tne lady suffered acutely from rheumatism, and, on the advice of a maid, engaged a "masseur," who promised to effect a cure with the aid of electricity. The "masseur" accordingly came to the house and encased the lower limbs of his patient in plaster of Paris as a prelimi- nary. The preparation of his electrical ap- paratus, he informed her, would take about two hours. During that time mademoiselle might hear sounds like the breaking of fur- niture. She need, however, feel no alarm, it would only be the "apparatus." So saying, the "masseur" left the apart- ment, and in a little while the sounds of which he had spoken made themselves heard in an adjourning room. For the prescribed two hours the patient waited in confidence, but when the period had been considerably exceeded, she began to feel some surprise, which deepened into anxiety. The plaster casing proved a difficult thing to grapple with, but at length sufficient of it was re- moved to enable the patient to walk. She then found that her rooms had been ran- sacked, and that her maid and the "mas- seur" were missing, together with jewellery and money to the total value of about £ 150. So far the police have been unable to find the,. thieves, and the unfortunate victim ra. mains a prey to chagrin, and rheumatism.

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THE SINS OF SOCIETY.

AN IMPERIAL OFFICE.

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