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BRUTAL HIGHWAY ROBUERY.

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EPITOME OF NEWS 111..

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ILLEGAL CLAIMS.

KING OF SIAM DEAD.

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KING OF SIAM DEAD. King Chulalongkoru died at Bangkok at 12.40 on giiidiiy after a irw days' illness. The cause of death was mviemia. His Majesty had been suffering for several years from chronic nephritis, and his condi- tion took a turn for the worse during last week, and on Sunday morning the symptoms of uraemia had fully, developed. His Majesty then fell into a comatose state, and passed peacefully avray early \(lnSunda' mdrniwg. At a meeting of thePriTY Council, which wag hei(I after his Majesty's decease, the Grown Prince was proeiiH«ied King. There is universal .mourning; Cliulalongkorn has passed away at the comparatively early age of 57. Thefifth monarch of the dynasty, he was called to the throne iu 1S68. and his reign has been peace- able and beneficent. An educated rnin., and lite most Oriental sovereigns a polygamist, the King spoke English fluently. He had a private income of two Dlillioms sterling per annum, while his court jeweller was always certain of orders to the extent of £ 120,000 in the course of a year. The personal jewellery of the "Lord of the White Elephant," "Brother of the Moon," "Possessor of Four-and-twenty Golden Umbrellas," included a Stent* mantle, prodigally powdered with rare gems, and a throne of pure r:old. Since 1896 his Majesty has done much to improve th tntde -nd the status of his dominions. Gambling houses were sup- pressed, slavery abolished? au electric tram- way service introduced, and a railway system perfected. A postal and telegraph sy&teni was provided.

MOTOR SMASH IN A FOG.

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A MAY MORNING.

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BENEFITED BY HUNTING;

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