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JVABIHS AND HYDROPHOBIA.

A DISAPPOINTED BRIDEGROOM.

.DISASTERS AT SEA.I

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." THE PEACE TO CQMi-."

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LIFE IN LONDON: j 8IAD IX…

SEASIDE SWINDLERS.

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SEASIDE SWINDLERS. The misfortune that befell the aristocracy of Shankl in in admitting into their coteries the dis- tinguished but now "languishing" Mr. Benson. alvu Yonge, alias Count de Montague, emissary of the French Government, is net so uncommon as people suppose. What promotes gullibility by the sad sea waves it is impossible to imagine. Perhaps the waves are too sad, and the blasts of the are only too glad to acoept any newcomer who can display moderate social talents. A gentleman whose only means of introduction are a doubtful title and a knowledge of the piano would searcely be admitted on such creden- tials into the most shady back-parlour of Brompton or Bayswater. But at our sea-side resorts all sorts of unknown persons are allowed admittance into clubs, drawing-rooms, lawn tennis parties, and other social gatherings. It is generally brought about in this wise: A good-natured person, with more money than brains, who has arrived," considers herself the leader of fashion, and any Count Progseekinski, or Baron von Shereoff, or Hon. Easton Slope, whose names appear in the local papers as having alighted at the splendid hotel, or at Mrs. Grummidge's lodgings on the Sward, are imme- diately sailed upon and introduced, without the slightest pains being taken to inquire about their relatives or antecedents. In one instance that ocr curred not long ago, a mysterious personage took a house near a certain western watering place, and awaited patiently the coming of his lady patroness, who called in due time, and induced her friends to call also. Signor N. W. then began to give dinners, the menus ot which were printed in gold letters on green satin. Bands played in the garden during dinner, and 10,000 additional lamps bland in the shrubberies after. Shortly it came to be bruited about that the host was the famous Due de M- in disguise, and who could disprove it ? How- ever, the duke took to a little tentative horse dealing, in which he was, to use his own term, nobbled." He was afterwards recognised as having been a well- known croupier at Baden or Homburg. Tradesmen and provincial clubs are enormously swindled by these peripatetic scou'ndrels. The former are easily sedneeS by any one who assumes a title though he hath it not. Any sensible man of the world ought to have decided at once that the very name Count de Montague was, as our neighbours say, suspect," but it took in" Captains, and Colonels, and Knighls in Asms."

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THURSDAY ISLAND.

JUDGES' CIRCUITS.'

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GOURDS. MARCH TQ philippof^HS;:

BREACH OF PROMISE CASE.

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A JAPANESE EXHIBITIONS

THE'REMAINS OF QUEEN KATHARINE…

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