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THE WAR

WEATHER WISDOM. I

THE PRINCESS AND THE ROSES.I

JOHN O' GAUNT'S CASTLE.

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KENSAL RIS £ HORROR. I

THE FORTRESS OF VLADIVOSTOCK.…

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I HEALTH UTTERLY BROKEN. I

I A PIGEON TALE.

I SOLDIER AND NURSE.

GASTRIC CATARRH AND INDIGESTION.

— II A COMIC CONSPIRACY.

I-I I ANOTHER FLOATING EXHIBITION.

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PUBLIC MEN ON PUBLIC MATTERS.

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I"THE LAWS DELAY." I

A FORTUNE FROM MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENTS.

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A FORTUNE FROM MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENTS. At first marriage announcements were pub- lished free, as they still are by many provincial papers. But in the early days of the "Times" it was the custom, in announcing a marriage, to state the amount of the bride's dowry— £ 20,000 or E30,000, whatever it might happen to be- and in looking over the paper one morning Mrs. Walter threw out the suggestion that if a man married all that money he might certainly pay a trifling amount to the printer for acquainting the world with the fact. "These marriage fees would form a nice little pocket money for me, my dear," added Mrs. Walter, and as a joke her husband tried the experiment. The charge at first was but a trifle, and the annual amount probably not much; but Mrs. Walter, at her death, passed this prescriptive right of hers to her daughter; and when, a few years ago, the right was repurchased by the present'pro- prietor, it was assessed at C4,000 or £5,000 a year.

IMR. ROOSEVELT'S HOLIDAY.

BLOOD SPITTING AND WEAK LUNGS.

J . DISPUTE OVER OLD BONES.

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A PRINCESS'S SARCOPHAGUS.

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----A PRISON MARRIAGE.

RAT-RIDDEJN ISLAND.

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I"WIRELESS" PUZZLE.

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