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DIABOLICAL PLOT AGAINST LORD…

ANGLO-FRENCH CONFLICT;

THE COURT AND THE CAPITAL|

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KRUGER IN PARIS.

STRANGE ABDUCTION STORY.

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STRANGE ABDUCTION STORY. A curious story was told at Westminster Police Court on Saturday by Mr. Conway, who applied for a warrant for the arrest of two unknown men who he said had abducted a Cingalese girl, 18 years of age, from a private hotel, at 50, St. George's Road, Pimlico, kept by Mr. Ernest Funk, a Ger- man. According to Mr. Conway the men called at the hotel, and by representing that they were Scotland Yard detectives succeeded in getting from Mrs. Funk a bank book belonging to the girl. They next secured the girl's luggage, and finally took the girl away to a house at Higbbury, from which she escaped a couple of days later. The magistrate said he would consider the information when it was prepared. THE OTHER SIDE. Later in the day Mr. Wontner asked the magis- trate for advice as the representative of Dr. and Mrs. Spencer Meerwald, who brought the girl to this country from Ceylon, where in 1892 Dr. Meer- wald was a medical officer. In 1897 the girl was banded over to a friend of the Meerwalds,and later was placed in the care of a cousin. Subsequently, after making the most searching inquiries, the girl was permitted to enter the service of the Countess de Broska, who lived in Berlin. A few days ago Mr. Meerwald learned that the girl had been lodged with Mr. Funk, and took measures which resulted in the girl being placed with her (Mrs. Meerwald's) mother at Adelaide Road, St. John's Wood. Here the gitlstayed for one night, and then disappeared, returning to the Funks. Mr. Wontner added that the girl was 14 and a half years of age and not 18. Mr. Funk re- ceived £40 with her, and £38 of this he had banked. Mr. Horace Smith thought the Colonial Office might assist in the matter; and Mr. Wont- ner said he would make representation in that quarter, and would give notice to the Post Office not to part with the money.

CYCLIST'S TERRIBLE DEATH.

THE QUEEN AND HOSPITAL,

WRECK OFF THE LIZARD.

MR. CHAMBERLAIN'S RETURN.

TERRIBLE TRAGEDY AT STRANRAER.

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FEAST OF MUSIC.

THE COMMAND OF THE ARMY.

LICENSING CHANGES IN MANXLAND.

THRILLING SCENES AT A FIRE.…

STABBING MANIA AT HULL. j

ESCAPE OF MILITARY PRISONERS.I

GOVERNMENT CUTTER LOST. 1

FUNERAL OF SIR A. SULLIVAN.

REVENUE COMMISSIONERS LOSE.

DEATH DUTY APPEAL DISMISSED.

-n_----COAL MINE ON FIRE.

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