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ST. ASAPH BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

FOOTBALL NOTES.

THE HUNT BALL AT ST. ASAPH.

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FRANCE AND BURMAH. XJ

DUTY ON HERRINGS.

PETITION OF AN IRISH EX-CONVICT.

PROTECTION AND LARGE ESTATES.

POLITICS IN THE PULPIT.

RITUALISM IN THE CHURCH.

ROMANTIC STORY.

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ROMANTIC STORY. Some further development of the litigation in connection with the will of the late Mrs. Catherine Bousfield, widow of Colonel Bousfield, is, it seems, likely to be witnessed. In the action recently heard before Mr. Justice Butt the lady's will was attacked on the ground that it was not duly executed and that she was not of sound mind at the time of making it. The jury, however, decided to the contrary, upholding the validity of the will. One of the provisions of the will was a legacy of £ 10,000 to Alexander John Barratt," and in the course of the hearing Mr. Russell, Q.C., M.P., sought to shew that no relative of the deceased of that name existed, but that the person intended was John Reginald Barratt. This was duly reported in the newspapers, one of which found its way to Russia, and into the hands of a Mr. Alexander John Barratt, practising the profession of mining engineer in a remote district of that country. The result was that, this gentleman communicated with Mr. F. Broad- bridge, solicitor, of Liverpool, claiming to be the legatee intended by the testator, and stating that his relationship to her was nearer than that of Mr. J. R. Barratt, he being a first cousin of Mrs. Bousfield. It is stated that the life of the new claimant has been a somewhat romantic one, he having some years ago had a disagreement with the members of his family in consequence of a affaire de crtur, and having been practically disowned. Ho left this country and dropped out of sight of "most of his relations, but his whereabouts and occupation were known to a Liverpool friend, by whom the news- paper report of the Bousfield will case, recently tried, w?.s forwarded to him. Mr. John Reginald Barratt, the other claimant to the legacy, is a Liverpool solici- tor.

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