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GREATER BRITAIN.

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A RUINED PALACE.

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THE WOMAN'S WOULD.

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PERILS OF ASTATIO TELEGRAPHING.

ADVISING A MILLIONAIRE.

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ADVISING A MILLIONAIRE. A good story is being told at the expense of a great, wise, and eminent one on the Liberal Front Bench. When the late Sir Isaac Holden returned to the House of Commons, after a long absence, in 1882, on the death of Lord Frederick Cavendish, a right hon. gentleman who always took a friendly interest in any new member on the Liberal side, hearing vaguely that Mr. Holden was somehow connected with a spinning-jenny, rashly assumed that he was a working-man member, and watched his opportunity of saying something gracious and friendly. Noticing the new member making his modest meal of oranges and apples at the refreshment bar of the House, Ah, Mr. Holden," be kindly said, I see you like fruit. You will find it's very good here. I often eat an orange myself. But, let me put you up to a thing worth knowing. They charge more for oranges at the members' bar than at the public bar in the outer lobby, and yet the oranges they sell to the strangers are quite as good as ours. If you eat much fruit you will find it makes a considerable difference at the end of the session." Mr. Holden politely thanked his adviser, who went away smiling with conscious benevolence, believing that he had been giving a really valuable piece of advice which would help a working-man to eke out his weekly salary. On his emotions when he dis- covered that he had been counselling a millionaire it were kinder to draw a veil, for he was a man who had a proper respect for wealth "nd its possessors.

A BRAZILIAN FANATIC.

MUSIC AND MUSICIANS.

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