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MARRIAGE WITHOUT MEANS.

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Two thirds of the population of the Channel Islands are females. Balance in the Bank of England on Saturday last was dE3,263,262, Band of Ireland, £ 338,670. Returns for the week ending Saturday last show that the average age of mortality was 20-6 per 1,000. The death is reported on Tuesday at Glenavy of Mrs. Clendinning, a County Antrim cen- tenarian, aged 109. AtlDorceester, it was decided to present the freedom of the borough to Col. Brymer, M. P., for service rendered to the town. The heaviest snowstorm of the present winter took place last week at York, and a large staff of men has had to clear the principal streets. The first book printed in this couutry was a a Treatise on the Game of Chess,' and a very wonderful performance it was thought at the time. Mr. Thomas Bateman, twice president of the Primitive Methodist Conference, died on Monday, at Chorley, near Nantwich, at the age of 98. The cruiser Melpsomene arrived at Spithead from the West- Coast of Africa, whence she brought home the paid off crews of the Widgeon and Sparrow. Total receipts into Exchequer between 1st April last and 30th January were 980,378,514, against £ 80,115,177 during the corresponding period last year. The Shadwell Testimonial Prize for 1896 has been awarded to Lieutenant Francis S. Miller, R.N., of H. M. S. Northampton, for his plan of Portree Harbour. On Tuesday, the Duke and Duchess of York and the two young Princes left London for Osborne, where they will be the guests of the Queen until Saturday. More than £11,000 sterling worth of silver is said to be wasted every year in the circula- tion of British crowns, half-crowns, florins, shillings, and sixpences. In dull weather the Oxford crew, accompanied by Fletcher, Mclean, and Lonsdale, rowed twice to Ifiiey, all the available Blues rowing. Burnell went No 4, Dowson No. 2. A large brain does not signify intellect. The brain of un illiterate person in a low station of life has been found t,, outweigh those of the most celebrated scientists, potts, and philoso- phers. j

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