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IMPERIAL PABLIAMSNT,

ZAPPHICS ON ST. ZWITHUN.

A BEGGAR'S WARDROBE. --

AN INGENIOUS SHOT. ---_-

PERILS OF A NEWSPAPER CORRESPONDENT.

TROUBLES AMONG THE MORMONS.…

AN ILLUSTRATION. --------

A SEillOUS CHARGE. __-

DEPARTURE OF THE BELGIANS.

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FROM A COTTAGE TO A THRONE.—The Em- press of Morocco is a native of Chaley, near Dole, in France, where she was born on the 20th November, 1820, in a poor thatched cottage. Her name was Virginie Lanternier. She went with her parents in 1834 to Algeria, and the whole family were taken pri- soners by the Moroccans. Her father was killed and her mother died a short time afterwards. The captors, dazzled by the great beauty of Virginie, spared her, and by a concurrence of romantic circumstances the Emperor's son fell in love with her and made her his wife. This Empress has since sought out and brought her three sisters to the Moroccan Court, to which they are now attached. A MARVELLOUS WATER CURE.-LA Salette is a spring in France which is said to have marvellous eftects. When a sinner has gone through a cure at La Salette he renounces the devil and all his works. gives up spirituous liquors and wine-bibbing, swears not at all, and attends mass and goes to confession regularly. A work on the spring which has how reached a 27th edition, contains a remarkable story, if true, of an erring youth who could not be prevailed upon to try a coarse of La Salette, and whose pious mother contrived to pour a few drops of the sacred water through his teeth whilst he slept, with admirable reimJt<>.

THE STORY OF AN ESCAPED CONVICT.

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