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ROSES DURING JANUARY.

IN THE GREENHOUSE.

IN PIT AND FRAME.

WEEKLY NOTES.

BATTLE IN ECUADOR.

,THE CROWN AND THE CHARTERED…

MRS. GORDON-BAILLIE RELEASED…

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MRS. GORDON-BAILLIE RELEASED FROM PRISON. Mrs. Gordon-Baillie was released from prison on January 25, after serving a sentence of penal servi- tude for fraud, and reported herself at Scotland- yard. Mrs. Baillie was one of the most amazing adventuresses of the century. She was known as Mary Ann Bruce, Mrs. Knight Aston, Mrs. Melville White, Mrs. William Maitland, Mrs. Tasker Toler, as well as by the name by which a dozen years ago she became the most discussed woman in Great Britain, and under which in 1894 she was sent to penal servitude for a variety of impositions. The romance connected with her was associated with the late Sir R. Buck- worth King, who was infatuated with the woman, who was once described by a London journalist as a most charming lady possessing that fortuitous form and feature which happily conceal age." Sir Robert thought so too, for he gave her heaps of money and offered her his hand and heart, but she preferred an operatic tenor, and went to Australia. When a petition was filed on Sir Richard's be- half, his liabilities were found to consist mainly of' bills, and reached thousands. Mrs. Gordon Baillie had been as irresistible as he had been irresponsible. She once hoodwinked the Melbourne Punch, which in 1887 solemnly announced that she was the last of an old and distinguished family-on the Gordon side, a descendant of a line of soldiers, and on the other of the great Johanna Baillie." In Scotland in the early seventies she was- known as Miss Bruce Sutherland. She used to sing hymns to perfection, and even repeat verbatim the sermons she. used to hear at Kirk. She turned out (says the Daily Mail) to be something like the lady debt-raiser in Harold Frederic's Illumination."

ENTOMBED NAVVY'S PRAYER.

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THE MARRIAGE OF MADAME PATTI.

CHARITABLE BEQUESTS.

THE VENEZUELAN BOUNDARY ARBITRATION.

PUBLIC MEN ON PUBLIC MATTERS.

ILORD GEORGE HAMILTON ON INDIA.

LORD KIMBERLEY AT WYMONDIIAM.

FASHIONABLE WEDDING.

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RECOLLECTIONS OF MADAME PATTI'S…

ITERRIBLE EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO.

THE VENEZUELAN FRONTIER.

PERJURY BY PRISONERS.

THE BARKING DISASTER.

CHARMED WITH THE QUEEN.