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ALL JUGRTS RBSERVBD. J

WILLS AND BEQUESTS. !

BRITISH NORTH BORNEO.

NEW BRUNSWICK.

A GENEROUS OFFER.

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.AN ILLUSORY TERROR.

OPENING UP THE NILE.

BRISTOL'S GIFT TO THE QUEEN.

A SEAL WITH PIG'S BRISTLES.

AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVES IN ENGLAND.

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THE TUGELA RIVER.

" DON'T THINK I AM HOBSON."

COMPANY INTERMENTS IN 1898.

PARIS UNDERGROUND RAILWAY.

AGRICULTURAL RETURNS.

LORD METHUEN'S PATRONYMIC.

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LORD METHUEN'S PATRONYMIC. The patronymic of the heroic commander of the Brigade of G uards in the Transvaal is the Daily variously pronounced, according to taste, as Meth-u-en, Meth-uen, Meth-yoon, and Meth OOB. Properly it should be Meth-ven, the arhaic style of spelling—when u did duty for itself and v as well-having been retained by the family. The founder in Scotland of this distinguished house came over from Hungary with Edgar Atheling. Fearing that William the Conqueror was conspired against him. the visitor fled to Scotland, and was hospitably received by King Malcolm Canmore, Atheling's brother-in-law. The Scottish King gave the refugee the barony of Methuen (now spelled Methven), which stands in the centre of Strathmore. The name is derived from a Gaelic word of apparently kindred pronunciation, which means middle." The story of the descent of the Methoens of Corsham, Wilts, from the friend of Edgar Atheling, is told in that, 0lrl-fashion9d work, Douglass's Baronage of Scotland."

A REAL HERO.

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EPITOME OF NEWS.