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PENNAR GUT FATALITY.

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JAP LINER ASHORE. "*■

STORY OF A WAIF.

VISITS HER FUTURE GRAVE.

ATTACKED BY FOXES.

AMERICAN TRAIN SMASH. .

STAGE ROMANCE RECALLED. .

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STAGE ROMANCE RECALLED. The death, which took place on Monday at Garbally Court, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, of the Countess of Clancarty, formerly Miss Belle Bilton, the music-hall artiste, at the early age of thirty-eight, recalls a romance of the stage. The Countess had been ailing for many montiis, and had undergone two severe operations for cancer, one some years ago, and the other in Paris recently at the hands of Professor Doyen. She arrived home apparently considerably im- proved in health, but this proved to be only a temporary rally. Lady Clancarty was among the earliest of English actresses in modern times to marry into the peerage. It was in July, 18S9, that the earl, as William Frederick le Poer Trench Vis- count Dunlo, was married to Miss Isabel Maud Penrice Bilton, of 55, Avenue-rd., St. John's- wood, spinster, at the Hampstead registry office. Prior to that, Miss Bilton had made a great name for herself at the Alhambra and the Empire, and the announcement of the wedding provoked great interest in society circles. Very soon after the wedding Lord Dunlo went to Australia, where he remained for some time. The next thing was an announcement that his lordship had commenced proceedings for divorce, citing the son of a Bond-st. tradesman as the co-respon- dent. The trial had its dramatic moment, for Lord Dunlo, after it had run its course for two or three days, protested that his affection for his wife and his belief in her were as great as ever, the petition collapsed. Lady Dunlo afterwards appeared in one of Sir Augustus Harris' pantomimes at Drury Lane, but she bade farewell to the stage when, in 1891, her husband succeeded to the Earldom of Clancarty. The young Earl and Countess, with a mutual affection for out-door life and sports, retired to their Galway home, earned the affec- tions of their tenantry, and devoted themselves to the family which grew up around them. Twin sons were born to them in 1891. One is the heir to the earldom, and bears the title of Lord Kilconnel; the other died three years later. Other sons were born in 1895 and 19&2, and the only daughter was born in 1893.

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