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[From the Detroit Post.]
The Abduction-Sequel to the
Story of the Lost Children
Foundation for a modern
Romance.
The sequel of a etory, the firet part
of which was published , some time
since in the, Post,' is given .herewith.
A woman named White stole two chil
dren thirteen years ago, but was sub
sequently Compelled to give up one of
them to its mother. The child, a girl,
which she kept, was never found un
til Friday last, after an abscence of
many years The lost child was res
tored in consequence of th publication
of the facts in this paper. On Friday
morning a younglady and gentleman
called at the nuso of Mrs. Menzis, on
Macomb Street, and the lady, announ
ced herself as the daughter who had
been abducted.' ' After the usual amount
of congratulation, the daughter told
her story, which is substantially as
follows: . ! i '
When her grandmother, took bar
from Vernon County, Wisconsin, the
two went to Filmore County, Minne
sota, and thero settled. Miss Sladden
became quite a favorite in that town,
and was most kindly treated, 'though,
in ber unprotected situation, she un
derwent many temptations and nobly
resisted them. At the t time she. was
taken away from her. mother the was
a little girl nine years of age, but little
acquainted with writing and scarcely
able to read... i.Iler grandfather,-who
was anxious to prevent her communi
eating with her mother, went to the
school which she was attending, and
gave orders that she should not be
taught to write, fearing that, should
vheltttt nit, she vould write ; to her
mothor. ' His plan failed, and the girl
was taught all that the other scholars
knew. Sho wrote home ; but ITannah
White, her aunt, who, it seems, was
determined to prevent her seeing her
mother, intercepted tho letters, and in
duced the girl to believe that her moll)
er was dead. The aunt had written to
Mr. Sladdon, Member of Parliament
for the City of London, England, to the
bffiei that Mriu.. White, forraely Mrs!
Sladden hjs grandaughter, was living
in open adultery witbtheman to whom
she was in reality married. The answer
to this lotter was titter. MrSladdon,
wbo bad previously been kind enough
to allow Mrs. Sladden nn annuity, cut
her off, and, in the answer to the lotter
expressed the deepest regret ; that one
of his' relatives should disgrace the
family name by such conduct. Mrs.
Sladden was then a widow, with sev
eral children, and the cutting blfof this
annuity left hor fu destitute , circum
stances. She was young, beautiful
and accomplished, and was soughtafter
by the young men of the city. Finallf
she accepted the heart and hand of ono
Mr. White, a minister, who' proved
good, husband and a kind father. Ho
died,' and llrs. Menzis mariied her
present husband1 . ' .
The danghtor heard of her mother's
circumstances in a singular way. A
man named Proctor, residing in Cin
cinnati, went to Preston, and 1 there
formed the acquaintance of Miss Sla
den. and loarned ber history. The
sfory Convinced him, aaec lis . return
to Cincinnati, that the lady he had
seen in Minnesota was the one, an ac
count of whose abduction he hud ' read
in th'. papers. , He at once sought
means to clear up. the, mystery, and
wrote to Mrs. MenziB, saying that he
thought the lady he saw in Minnosota
was her daughter.'. Ho was conyinced
of it, and piado great efforts to. estab
lish the fact and with ultimate success.
There is a bit of family history con
uected with this affair, which, makes
it somewhat'1 romantic'' When Mrs.
Mentis came to this city htt husband
' employed a young man named ' Alex
MMentjt ti work about" the iouse
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and did eery thing to amuse them.
Sandy was a quiet, cool-tempered, pa
tient old bachelor from Scotland, who
bided his time, and while In love gave
no sign of his attachment. When the
then Mrs. Sladden came to grief by the
Ions of her husband, Sandy, who had
worked about the house; sympathized
With her, and his true, manly heart
relieved itself in a, quaint way., ( He
said he had 140 which had time to
him from the old country, and before
he could see Mrs. Sladden lorae to
want, (the sturdy young Scotchman
had a lump in, his. tnroat and tears ,- In
his eyes all the time,) he would leave
it on the table in that house where be
had served ns an underling; and so he
did. : ' He aluppod his hard, brawny
hand with his hard earned gains on the
table, and promised that as long as he
could earn a pound he would see Mrs.
Sladden, but this honor the lady declin
ed. ' Sheeubeequoutly married Mr.
White, and he died in about four years
after the marriage. Then came to her
another season of trouble and tribula
tion, and Menzis, favorite of her chil
dren, quiet and unobtrusive, came for
ward to save thechildrcnofMrs. White
from privation. Ho laid his earnings
on th 8""t able and his heart at the feet
of Mrs. White, This time his wooing
was more successful, and how Menzis,
the fuithfui and favored, watches with
loving tenderness over a half crazy
lady who has rejected him. He is now
an old gray-boarded, hale hearty man,
as proud of his wife as though she wore
in the the bloom of youth and he only
her accepted lover. So came a lady to
marry for her third husband a man
who, as a servant, wept over her firet
husband's grave. Menzis met his wife's
danghter in hard gray eyes, ' talked
with her in a tremulous voice, welcom
ed her back home with kind words.
Mrs. Menzis. meantime, has gone crazy
not violently, but in such'a way as to
make her think that it would be advi
sable to ejid Hannah White's life atthe
firpt opportunity. She has attempted
to do so several times; but has always
been provented by her friends. She
has several times purchased pistols
with the money given to her by hor
husband, and avowed bor determina
tion to take the life of hor old enemy,
the woman who has causod all her
.grief. ;
So runs the story of thirty years of
an eventful Jife, and letters prove it
true.
Spanish Women.
a,
The women, perhaps, are the best
portion of the nation; not highly edu
cated or intelligent, for, in this respect,
they are 'very far behind the othor Eu
ropean nations, but perfectly free from
ull affectation, of most frank and agree
a Uo manners, warm and affectionate
friends, gonerous; not, we are sorry to
add, "truthful and., full of integrity,"
but charitable, and, to a certain extent,
humane. Their beauty and grace have
been very much ovor rated. The
handsomest women are to be found on
the shores of the Mediterranean and iu
Andalusia; tho Castiliun women are
generally plain; their complexions are
bad, and very soon become yellow and
dry, to which, perhaps, nothing tends
so much as their inordinate use , of
powder and paint. Much has been
said, also, about the grace of their
walk.; ; In Andalusia one sees not sel
dom the graceful, easy swing peculiar
to warm climates; but, as a rule, we are
afraid it has died out, if, indeed, it ever
existed as a national peculiarity; and
the Madrid women, more particularly,
walk abominably; perhaps this may be
caused by the fashion now in vogue for
wearing high pointed heels; placed as
they are 'almost in the center of the
boot, the foot is in a contracted and
unnatural position, aud all elasticity of
tread must be destroyed.;: As we be
lieve their beauty and grace to have
been very much overrated, so, we be
lieve their' morality '"has been very
much underrated. In spite of the bad
example of a court which has earned
for itself an unhappy., pre-eminenoe
among the . nations of Europe, the
Spanish women are, we believe, much
more chaste than they generally get
credit for, and instances of unfaithful
ness in married life are more rare than
Is generally supposed by foreigners.
They are capable of the warmest and
most devoted attachment to their hus
bands and family; and where this is the
ease it needless to say gallantry can
not find room. Odds and Knds. '
The Surratt House Owned by a
The Surratt House Owned by a Lancaster County Soldier--Report
About it Being Haunted.
The house formerly occupied by the
Surratt family was put up as a prize at
the National Concctt Gift Distribution
for tho benefit of the Soldiers' , and
Sailors' Orphan Home Fund, held in
Washington last October. It was
valued at (8000, and was drawn , by
Israel Witwer, of New Holland, this
connty. Mr. Witwer bad been a soldier
in the Union Army. He went on to
Washington with his attorney to look
at the property, and decided to rent It.
A Washington correspondent of the
iiosion I'osi writes noroe tne loiiowmg
improbable atery in regard to this
mansion:: ..
There is a three story brick tene
ment, in the middle of a block, fronting
upon one of Washington's lesher thor
oughfares, that is making itself peculi
arly obnoxious to timid people, and
ridicolous to the stout hearted. The
building in question is none other than
that belonging to Mrs. Suratt, executed
as one of the conspirators of the assas
sination, and in which she was appre
hended and led forth for accusation
and the gallows. In the course of set
tlementof her CBtate, the house in qucs
tion was offered for sale, and even then
the public seemed shy and indifferent
to the purchase, and so it came that a
property, worth, by moderate compu
tation, 910,000, fell under the hammer
at the significant sum of 14,600. The
new landlord, therefore, instituted such
improvements as completely changed
the aspoct of the property, and all but
trasferrcd its site, and in the course of
time came a tenant, but not to remain.
In loss than six weeks the lessee had
flown from boneath the roof, forfeited
his year's rent, and was ready to swear
with chattering, that his nervous sys
tem was shattered for a lifetime.
'Others succeeded to the occqpancy
of tbe house he had vacated, In turn, to
make a shuddering exit. Mrs. Surratt's
house is haunted. There' can be no
reasonable doubt upon tbe subject
She herself persists in treading its hnlls
and perambulating the pri'inioes, in tiie
dead of night, clad iu those self earn
robes of serge in which shosufffi-cd tho
penelty ot the law. In costume, she
differs from the woman in white unmis
takably, but that the general effect is
none the lesss thrilling and altogether
fatal to tho composure of the observer,
is positively averred by each successive
occupant of the mansion. People, who
reside within adjoining walls are not
troubled with either sights or sounds
but they begin to have a wholesome
dread of the mansion in their midst,
and have actually procured a reduction
of their rental upon the ground of
exposure to an unabatable nuinan.ee.
Thus the whole of a. very common
place neighborhood is infected with a
fancy that keeps them within doors of
nights, and causes the local juveniles
to abandon their games in the court
yards with tho sinking of the sun."
Daring Stage Robbery In Nevada,
of the most daring and success
ful robberies that has yet occurred on
the Pacific1 coast was perpetrated on
the morning of the 31st ult. From the
local papers we gather the i following
particulars : As two of the pioneer sta
gos were ascending the grade within
four miles ot Virgmia City, on tbeDon
ner Lake route they were ordered to
stop by a band of highwaymen, num
bering from five to seven, well armed
with shot guns and Henry rifles. The
passengers about fifteeu or twenty
were compelled to leave the stage, and
the robbers very systematically went
to work by blowing open the safe of
Wells, Fargo Si Co., and relieved it of
about $5,250. Then they deliberately
made the passengers, fork over the coo
tents of their pockets. Judge Baldwin
was relieved of sixty dollars and a val
uable gold watch.. A Miss Crowell,
the only lady passenger, was politely
escorted to a seat on a rock aud furn
ished . with a cushion by tbe gallant
leader of tbe band. The drivers claim
ed poverty and hard earned wages,
and were not molested, . After detain
ing the coaches for an hour, the pas
sengers were allowed to resume their
journey: One of the coaches was con-
sidornbly dilapidated by the explosion
of the siue. A reward . of S9,00(J is off
ered by . Wells, Fargo & Co., and the
agency of the Pank of California, in
Virginia City, baa offered an additional
reward of 92,600 for the , apprehension
and conviction of the, highwaymen.
This makes $11, "500 already offered and
it was rumored that governor Blasdel
would also in his official capacity offer
a rtward. .-, (, ,;.. - ..
[From the Atlanta(Ga.) Intelligencer.]
The Empress Carlotta.
Very few persons who have traced
the. Empress Carlotta, from the day
she sailed ou .the ill-starred Mexican
expedition, to that saddest day of her
life when she sat, Ophelia-like, at jibe
Vatican gates, discrowned, disheveled,
insane very few persons, we say,. will
read without pain that her case is hope
less, and ber young life passed into
shadow. There H not a more mourn
ful page in all imperial history, and
none so full uf suggestion. .Her story
has the same paihca as that of Zenobia
for every good' fairy had clustered
about her cradle,: save One, and that
absentee tbe most powerful, the mett
pi til of all. She was the daughter
of a King ; her boauty was proverbial;
the best of the Hapsburgs, so amiable
a prince that even haughty Venetians
who scorned the Kaiser doffed their
bonnets to the Admiral of the Fleet,
woed and won her. Her wealth was
immense, and sho lived in a palace fa
mOus for its loveliness, and still more
famous for the loveliness, the virtue
and the genius it enshrined. She was a
poet, too, and Miramer was her Arca
dia. Had sho been born among the
lowly,' her mental gifts would have
brought her the reputation that comes
from song, and, alas 1 that which is
forever denied her, a passage frjm
earth with an iindimraou mind. ith
soch surroundings as we have grouped
above, wno wouia not nave envied so
splendid a princess, and not promised
her a nathwav nmonc mankind as dis
tinct and brilliaut us the. pathway of
tho stars l uut, lor some inscruiublo
purpose, this ha, been refused, and the
accomplished princess wears her crown
no more, the virtuous wire can never
recognize her mate, the sweet seng of
the royal poet has turned to hollow
moan. '
It is well, when such a sacrifice has
been made, to trace its origin, and thus
seurchinir. how will the Emperor Is'a-
poleon escape conviction ? Ilis ruling
umbition to unite the Latin races and
be their head.' found, as he supposed an
appropriate field in Mexico for the first
exnoriment. Maximilian and Carlotta
became his agents, and nro now to be
numbered among his victims, the rail
ureoftho South to maintain her inde
pendence caused this gorgeous scheme
to perish, and, thwarted at homo nnd
abroad, some Postages were demanded
by the Furies, and the demand was
honored in duo form. ' The Imperial
plotter enes out ins aays at raris with
a u ram at io show to rival tho death
sctne of Augustus while his victims,
burled from power and betrayed in so
rest need, the one a gloomy recluse at
Orizaba, the other, wreathed with rue
and' nansr. aueenintr it with hollow
mockery at Miramar, to "laugh but
smile no more. . ,
It is tho old, old story ovrr again. It
is the sumo terrible lesson which his
tory repeats, in Vain, of life's vicissi
tudes aud the unhallowed selfishness
of the juggernaut, Ambition. It h tho
eternal strife between envy and con
tent, teaching in their ruthless sequel
the emptiness of earthly aspiration and
bow it is possible for the crown to be
as bruising as the crofcs -how subotaa-
tial happiness, obscure and. humble
though it be, is worth a world of in
certitude and the ransom of a million
thrones.' i ' '
A Wile Child who Did not Know
His Own Father.
Consideiable amusement was created
among some of the railroad boys, a few
days ago, by a circumstance which oc
curred on one of the night trains in
this city. The affair is supposed to
have leaked put through the porter of
the sloeping car. A lady with a little
boy, aged, perhaps, three years, was
on a journey 'eastward, and bad taken
a berth in the sleeping car. ; Toward
morning, the child awoke, and raising
up, saw a man in the berth where he
was sleeping, and, becoming alarmed,
called to his mother, who whispered to
him, "be still, my child, it's only pa."
The child, took another look at the
stranger, and then, in an excited tone,
exclaimed :
"You ain't my pal" : '
Again the woman told the child to
keep still. The man also called tho
boy by name, and inquired if he did
not know his pa. The child replied :
"You ain't my pa ; he hain't got
whiskers. What are you here for ?'' '
"Yes, I am your pa.
"JTo you ain't ; ray pa is in Jolict ;
ain't b ma?"
The woman found matters were ap
proaching a crisis, and, taking hold of
the child, compelled him to lie down,
and the man got up. The . noise bad
awakened several passengers,, whocast
many a sidelong, contemptuous glance
at the corner where the divided family
were situated butthsy could do noth
ing with tbe train moving at the rate
of twenty-five miles per hour. In due
time the train arrived here, and tbe
passengers, with the exception of tbe
"family" alldded to, changed cars, but
the man and woman did not leave un
til the car had been emptied of jts car
go, and then they sneaked off up town'
to await tbe departure of the day-tram
on which were none of their late fol
low travekn. Toledo lilade.
Romance Among the Kanucks.
The ice-bound, Fenian-scared Cana
dians have been trying their, hands at
a little romance. The story, as related
by tbe Ottawa Post, is something iu
thiswise: ' ' '' M " ,J ' - ;
A blushing damsel nanied Julia, arid
a galant swain, named "Larry," both
natives of tho Enuruld Isle, were sup-
fosedby outsider, to'. ' be " betrothed,
iarry was a laboi;i.g roan, " and ' con
sidered a fine felow until some lintinh
red coats made their appearance re
cently. One of these "threw his eye"
on the fnir Jolia,, and ' determined to
cireumveht' her and to oust Larry.
J n iiiiq n K.iii. ill rrui(;n AJUrrY
wanted a word to say, and as the sol
dier was determined he should not,
and Julia appeared determined to sido
with tbe soldier, there was nothing
left for the brave Milesian but to con
sult the girl's mother. -
isow the old lady was well posted in
this sort of business, and she laid her
Elans to defeat tbe red-coat. Hatters
ad progressed very favorably until
one night when mamma overheard
Julia and the soldior discussing an
elopement. I he time and place of
meeting were appointed and ull the ar
rangements made, ibe plan was this
On the ensuing Saturday evening, at
tho hour of eight o'clock, John would
be punctually found at a certain corner
within a stone s throw of Julia s house.
There she was to join him, and proceed
immeointeiy to a neighboring church,
where a few wbrds from the clergyman
would unite them inseparably. Then
followed a bright picture of the future
which would be unintcreHtint; to any
but themselves.
At eight o'clock precisely, on Sntur
day night, tho soldier was at his post
awaiting the arrival of his bride elect,
He however, had not been a rainuto on
the spot when he rnceived a blow on
tho head from a man who stole ur bo-
hind him, and before he recovered his
senses, he found himsolf stripped, bound
hand and foot, and cajrired. A blan
ket was wrapped around him by two
men, and he was laid on some straw
in a stable. One of the men then pro
cecded to undress and don the soldier's
uniform. Having completed his toilet
both men left the stable! Julia arrived
at the trusting pluco a few minutes
afterward, and arm-in-arm with the
red-coat, she proceeded towafd the
church, bhe found ber usually lively
companion exceedingly taciturn, tfnd
after a few fruitless attempts at con
versation, walked silently by the side
I ft . a
oi ner luture husband. -
On arriving atthe church they found
the clergyman awaiting them. The
ceremony had" just becrl ' completed,
when the blushing Julia cast a sidelong
languishing glance at her partner.: The
glanco whs instantly changod to a stare
followed by a scri-am and a sudden re
coil backward. There, in the red jack
ot and whito belt, stood, not John, but
her old lover, Lawrence... To increase
her confusion, her mother slid from
behind a pillar and confronted her with
a quiet sneer on her countenance. The
soldier was released, and bis uniform
returned to him, with thanks. The
moment he dressed himself he made
oft' for the barracks, without inquiring
any further for Julia, and he has not
sinco been seen about Ottawa.
A Story About Diamonds.
A Polander, whose life has been a
series of misfortunes, has just arrived at
Paris, under the following circum
stances. In 1830 he was exiled to Si
beria for political crimes, from whence
he escaped to Montreal arriving there
in complete , poverty. After eight
years of miserable life there he sailed
to Brazil, and went to work in the dia
mond mines, and. from Brazil to Cali
fornia, where, in a short time, he col
lected a small fortune in gold. In 1863
he returned to Europe, and joined in
the struggle for his country's indepen
dence. ne was again captured and
transported for life to Nevtchinsk, in
the north of Siberia. In 18C5 he found
in the bed of a river masses of melted
quarts mixed with iron ore. His Bra
zilian and California experience now
came in play, -and prosecuting his
search, ho discovered and secured dia
monds to the value of . 140,000;. and
near the close of summer he found one
large diamond, weighing seventy-five
carats, and worth at least ,(250,000.
He resolved to , make his escape, , if
possible, through the Chinese Empire.
The smaller diamonds he secured In a
belt about his person, but to make sure
of the larger one he forced out one of
his eyes, and in the vacant orbit hid
the highly prized jowel.' On his way
through China he was robbed by a
banditti of his belt and small diamonds,
save a few which he told to procure
the necessarifc of ,liie, : After many
dangers he arrived at Calcutta, and
sailed for MarsoiiUs. Tie h now' in
Paris; and in great misery and poverty,
not being able to tell .his itm-ell. aa -Hi
proves to bt filled with bUek ppot,and'
almost worthiest,. , '., ,A .. ,
The Conservative
Mm,IhUhI Crr mt PaVlie .
PUlUtBlin ITIRT fRlDAt' MOlaTUt.
a aa a '
fir en year, aTtle in Mhm - - 1 .IH
For alx month., parable la edraiice - let
For tbrea month, peretile in ariTanre - -'
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Last Revolutionary Fensloner.
The Commisaiober of - Pensioner Mj
Barret, In hi report to' Cotigres tlitis
alludes to the lasfrdvolutionar; pen
sioner. "He says: p , "Only one of ; the
soldiers of the revolution whose nam)'
are inscribed o'n the pension "rolls it
now living Samuel Downing, of Ed-
nburg; Saratoga" ounly jrew" York.
This Teterah, distinguished by Tori u rid
as the last known ssrvivor of the herViO
men who achieved jr arm oitr. Na
tional independencef'alisted from Carl
roll cotnty; New' if airtp shire, and ii
now more than oie hundred Jrare eld
Atthe close of the fiscal: yerf ending
June 30, 1861. tkerV Ware sixty-three,
officers and soldiers of th jevoluf'anv
whose names still appeared on the re
turns of payments mad by, the pen
sion agents. Of this number only four
teen resided in tbe States then in in
surrection. No one of tho' last men
tioned pensioners has claimed his pen
sion, and itis reasonably presumed that
all baa deceased before the authority
of the Federal Government was fully
restored in those States. Of the forty
nine residing In the loyal States, nearly
two-fifths had disappeared from the'
returns for the fiscal year ending June
30, 18C2, leaving but thirty urvivors.-
A year later, in 18G3, there remained '
but eightcon, and in 1864 but five.
Since the 30th of: June, 1865 William
Hutchings, of Maino.and Lemuel Cook,'
of New York, of th three survivors-
at that date, have died, each 1 having',
attained an age exceeding one hundred
years.
"the surviving revolutionary sol
dier receives, in addition to his original
pension, 5100 per annum, udder an act
approved April 1,1804, and '$300 per'
annum, under an act approved Febru-"
ary 27, 1865." ... . .. ; . ;, t
Unexpected Church Iscidxst. Th '
Riohmond Examiner of the 20th nit.
says: "On Sunday night last a lady"
was taken suddenly, ill in on ' of our
churches, and was carried out by hot'
friends, wbo at once set to work battl
ing her head and using other means of J
restoration; but she told them eh de-l
sired to be taken to some quiet place-1
as none of their remedies would do her
any good. Her request' wns forthwith I
complied with, and she , was conveyed
to a room in, the roar of the minister's ,
dosk, where she presently gave birth to .
a fine child. . . This . incident, from j its
novelty; gavo rise to much gossip, but
it really may be considered a good-
omen in the early history of the little
stranger, At lust accounts mother and i
child were both doing well. .
A Cabiful Servant. G eneral Rain .,
late of tho Confederate service, tolls an ,
anecdote of the early days of the war,
thus: ' - ' " -' ;
An officer whori going Into battle, '
charged his servant to stay at his tent
and take care of his property. In the t
fluctuation of the battle some of th
enemy's shot fell in the vicinity of the ,
tent, and tbe negro, with great white
eyes, fled away with .all. his might' -After
the fight, and when the oflleer' '
returned to his tent, he was vexed to
learn' that his slave had ran away; but
the bby soon roturned, confronting hH'!l v
master; who ' threatened to chastise '
him for disobedienceof ordors.- 'Mussa
said Cauda r. "jou told me to take care ,
of your property, and dis property"
placing his hand oh his breast "hi
worf fifteen hundred dollars'' ' ' Hees-11
capod punishment, .. : .i j,i
-. : 1 1 a) 1 1 1,1 . -
jtir A gentleman is engagedin Nath A
County, North Carolina, on tbe banks
of Fisning Creok, In unearthing the
remains of a monster, probably of tho
saurian species, which surpasses in size
any relic of the primitive era of the
earth's history whicTi has yet been dis-'
covered. '; He commenced disengaging-"'
the monster from the banks in which :
he is imbedded several weeks ago, and ;
has already unearthed eighty five feet ,
without coming to either extremity! '
This is the largest fossil animal, we ha- u
liev, ver discovered. ' ''
, , i -i a ar- (
. Rather Queer, A lady, the second,
wife of a gentleman wbo resides1 In this .
city, presented 1 her husband with' a -pair
of fin boys on the '. evening of the
26th. There is nothing . queer , or re-. :
markable iu this, because it is i very
common occurrence. . But the remark
able part will readily be seen' when we
tell our readers that this fa his third
plr of twins in twelve years. His flrst
wife gave birth to two pair, two boys j
and two girU.at Intervals of four years.
They were born oj tho same daj of the h
wauk. same day of th 'month, in' the .
same month of tbeyear,and nlf weigh;
ed exactly ibe. imyniimbw. cfp'WnJs..
If H Un'tqueerwe may suy it, is con- .
founded regular. . HawlbalRublti),'
December!. , s ,J-t .":."''" '

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