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AUSPICIOUS DEA.TH OF TWO GIRLS.…

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MONSTER IRONCLADS AND MONSTER…

\ MR. EDISON'S PHONOGRAPH.

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HEADS OF HAIR. j

THE CASE OF THE EARL OF DUN-DONALB.

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NEWS FROM INDIA.1

PRINCE BISMARCK AND LORD ODO…

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THE FATAL FOOTBALL CASE. ]

THE AGRICULTURAL EXHIBITION.

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DAHOMEY IN DEFAULT. ;

BREACH OF PROMISE OF MARRIAGE.

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BREACH OF PROMISE OF MARRIAGE. An action in the Exchequer Division (Allen 11. Hutchings), for breach of promise of marriage, in which judgment was allowed to go by default, was heard before Mr. Under-Sheriff Burchell and a jury, at the Middlesex Sheriff's Court to assess the amount of damages. No specific amount was claimed in the proceedings. Mr. Grantham, Q.O., and Mr. Sydney Hastings were for the plaintiff, Miss Eleanor Allen; Mr. F. J. Smith for the defendant, John Edward Hutchings. Mr. Grantham, in opening the case, dwelt on the proposed alteration of the law in actions of breach of promise of marriage, and thought that when this ease was heard, the abolition of such actions would not be desirable. In this case the engagement between the parties had lasted ten years, the defendant owed his position in life to the plaintiff and her family, and he (Mr. Grantham) in all his experience had never met with a more cruel and heartless lease. The plaintiff and the defendant were about 29 years of age. Miss Allen resided with her mother at Weymouth, where she kept a school, and her brother had introduced the defendant some ten years ago, when he was a dispenser at Dorchester, to the young lady, and te qualify him to pass as a medi, cal man her mother had advanced £100, and the plaintiff and her sister S20 each, which advances had been repaid. A long correspondence between the plaintiff and defendant was produced in court, and the espistles were couched in loving t( rma. The engagement was made in 1867. The defendant had become assistant to Dr. Cole- brook, at Southborough, near Tunbridge-wells, where he bad been some four years, and he had now about • £ 210 a year. The wedding was fixed and the dresses purchased, and the school, which had produced.£50 110 year, given up at the request of the defendant. Mr. Grantham told the jury that the defendant had trans- ferred his affections tipMiss Oolebroek, the daughter of Dr. Oolebrook, and Was to be a partner with her father, and no doubt married to the lady when the result in this cam was known. The jury, after an absence of more than two hours, could not agree, and at the end of the day were discharged without giving a verdict.

THE BURIALS QUESTION.

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AN IMPOSTOR IN A BATH CHAIR.

THE ENCLOSURE COMMISSION.

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