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XORD ROSEBKKY AND LIBERAL…

PRESENTATION TO LORD KITCHENER.

THEFT OF AFRICAN WAR MEDALS.

===== STRUGGLE IN A CHURCH.

RAILWAY STATION EXPLOSION.

EXTRAORDINARY YARMOUTH STORY.

A NURSE'S MARRIAGE STORY.

ANGLESEY JEWEL ROMANCE.

-----THE Vi loN C,vn\s.

A CANAANITISH CASTLE FOUND.

HOLBEIN'8 CHANNEL SWIM.

SOCIETY LIBEL ACTION.

SALESWOMAN AND ENGINEER.

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SALESWOMAN AND ENGINEER. At the London Sheriff's Court, < ;i Friday, before Mr. Under-Sheriff Burchell and a jury, the remitted case of Xon-ie v. Butchart came on for hearing. This was an action to recover damages for breach of promise of marriage, the plaintiff being a Miss Margaret Norrie, a saleswoman, and the defendant Mr. James Butchcrt, an engineer in the employ of the British India Steam Navigation Company, on the steamship Golconda. Defendant did not appear, and was not represented.—Mr. Pollock, counsel for the plaintiff, said that some six years ago the plaintiff was a saleswoman in a large boot store in Glasgow, and the defendant seventh engineer on board the steamship Golconda. Defendant was now, however, fourth engineer, having been promoted. The acquaintanceship soon ripened into friendship, and then into something more. In July, 1899, the defendant, just before leaving for a voyage, asked the plaintiff to marry him. She consented, and the wedding was fixed for July, 1900, but a postponement was agreed to. In November when pressed to fulfil his engagement, he declined. The plaintiff was now twenty-seven years of age, and the jury would doubtless bear that in mind in assessing the damages, as some of the best years of her life had been wasted. A large number of affectionate letters passed between the parties, defendant signing him- self, "Your ever faithful Jim," and later, "Your ever loving Jim." At the end of the letters were those little crosses which, said counsel, meant so much to the lovers at the time, but so little when read in the dry atmosphere of the Sheriff's court. Counsel concluded by saying that the plaintiff left her situation at the defendant's instigation, and was also put to some expense in preparing her tremxeau.— Miss Margaret Norrie, the plaintiff, residing at Govan, near Glasgow, went into the box and bore out the counsel's statement. The defendant sent her a telegram just as she was about to start for London, and told her he could make no arrange- ments for the wedding. Plaintiff added that defendant was in receipt of £8 per month, but now it was more, on account of his promotion.—The jury assessed the damages at £ 125.—Judgment for that amount was entered, with costs.

WILLS AND BEQUESTS.

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