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---.-. MR. T. BKASSEY. MP,…

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I,THE WESTMEATH WILL CASE.

: A FRENCH MARRIAGE, AND WHA3…

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A FRENCH MARRIAGE, AND WHA3 CAME OF IT. An action (says the Globe) ia now pending in oft of the French courts which will at its Hearing gjHist s fall amount of sympathy oa behalf of the youthfu] plaintiff, i The fact* out of which itarose are of th< romantic kind. A girl of IS was assisting as brides- maid at a friend's wedding when she captivated the affections of the bride's brother, to whom-she verj shortly aftM-warda became formally engaged. The course of true love ran in tbitt case tolerablj smooth until close upon the wedding day. It wa/f aa awkward' dra*metsn6*, "perhaps, thfct the bride- groom should not baivO been a little better off; that he ebeuld; in fact, have been too indigent even to gel himself a wedding garment. But the father of the young lady -was aitWllling as she was to overlook this trifling misfortune, and the' day of felicity was dul, aied. The marriage was celebrated, the bridal party were enjoying the orthodox evening dance, when there entered on the scene suddenly a commissary of police, with a request to the bridegroom to follow him, The festive party was not unnaturally dispersed by this apparition; but the principal actor in the scene very shortly afterwards returned, only to be re- arrested after three days, and this time fairly con- victed on a charge of theft. The bride, thus bereft of her ill-chosen husband, has now bethought herself of a legal remedy, and has addressed to the proper tribunal a demand* en nulliti. But French mar- riages are difficult to be dissolved. The lady is sup- posed to rely for the success of her claim upon a plea of mistake. Unfortunately the doctrine of mistake has been r most clearly defined. by the French lawyers, and it has been determined that an error as to the character of the contracting party is not, like a mistake in his indentity, a proper ground for annulling a contract. Nevertheless, it is still to be admitted that legal terms are somewhat elastic in France. The pitiable story of the dis- appointed bride will have in itself a grand effect upon the Court, and if it be possible for the judges by any contortion of the code to do so, they will not fail to free her from her bonds, and give her the chance of making a wiser choice when next she marries.

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IA FORGOTTEN HERO.

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THE FRENCH ARTILLERY. j

LORD ROSSLYN'S INTERVIEW WITH…

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THE NORTH UNST LIGHTHOUSE.

TEN DEARS' EXPLORATION.

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-::.. WILLS AND BEQUESTS.

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I FOREIGN AND COLONIAL.

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