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,¡ THE ALLEGED HOTEL FRAUDS.

COSTUME BALL IN A LUNATIC…

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ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ROBBERY.

THE TELEPHONE.

ON THE DIZZY BRINK.

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THE COMMERCIAL DEPRESSION.…

THE GROWTH OF WEALTH.

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A ROMANTIC MARRIAGE.'I

CHARGE OF ABDUCTION..

CO-OPERATIVE SANITATION.

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A TRIUMPH OF MEDICAID SKlr

FUNERAL OF KING VICTOR EMMANUEL.

CARDINAL MANNING AND THE „…

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TWO SENTENCES OF DEATH.]

FENCES IN THE FORGED LEASES…

THE MAT%0NIAL MARKET IN PARIS.

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THE MAT%0NIAL MARKET IN PARIS. The science of finding a husband by now (says the Globe) so well under- stood in hat no properly conducted popular paper is WJtno\ a jajr gprinkling of matrimonial advertisements- ihe offices or homes where the happy couples are off are all, of course, conducted on principles of rjjlute discretion." In some of them the young jor perhaps it should be said the ladies of all ^fVe exhibited at fixed hours on cer- tain days ofn jSTweek. Their attractions are set forth in the ^Corretpondance of the Figaro, and no Parisian ? jjor can he expected to look un- moved upon th0 Mg thus published day after day. An attentive sta<%f these remarkable productions will show very ately,what are supposed by con- noisseurs to k6'1! relative advantages of youth, beauty, wido^. and orphanage. Beauty, of course, ranks ifiest of all in order, and the "widow, pretty ^as a special paragraph to herself, the P^^ /Af which is that she will espouse a nobleman or pan having either a high posi- tion or a jV for the rest of the ladies, who do not pretend °\t personal attractions, they are enumerated in with their conditions and the exact amount of re fortunes set opposite each name. Orphans are apP*. considered tne most desirable and likely subj**8'He absence of a mother-' ,-law counting obvio^'y good deal in the calo nation. Thus, although »3™% lady of 19, having 400,000 francs of Wc9%o^,te on equal terms with one of 20 who has 500.<WOuld have no chance with an orpheline d of the same amount. In another of the 110T' Orphan with 600,000 francs is placed above a full ^e" having 600,000, although the latter has t,Ve&rs the advantage, and is of the altogether deW™-M age of 20. WidowB, on the other hand, are handicapped, and appear at the bottom of «>\Thus, widow, 34,1,000,000 francs,"comes ..Jk^oiselle, 36,800,'000francs,' although it is *el1 M?* that a year more or less, when the ,*eniale is over 30, becomes almost as importa* *«» perhaps, even more impor- tant, than when she aa under 20. On the whole, money may be to be the most essential qualification; beauty» ere it can be had, ranking next; age, and the of widewhood or orphanage, or simple spinster)1^ 9 on about equal terms at the end of the bst.

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LIFE ON A GREAT CHINESE RIVER.

MURDEROUS BRAWL IN A PUBLIC-I…

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