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The London papers ray that Dean Stanley wanted to marry Jenny Lind. Mr. Holloway, the maker of piüs. ii reported to have given upward of L},- 700,000 for pliilanthropic purposes during the last live or six years. Justice Ilunt, of the United States Supreme Court, issaid to show no sign of improveroent, remaining in about the same condition that he was severa! nionths ago. He will never be able to resume bis seatuponthe bench. Krupp, the great Germán gunmaker, has been obliged, by the press of orders for rifled gumt, to employ an additional force of 800 workmen, bringing tht total number of men employed by kim up to 13,000. This does not augui well for Earopesn peace. The death of the Hor.. Hendrick B. V;ight removes f rom I'ennsylvania politics one of its best. known and Diost ricturesque characters. Mr. Wright was a man of tine appearance and oldfashioned courtly manners. He was one of the last of the old school of politicians who were associated in the public mind with dignity politeness, blue coats and brass buttons. Madam Dockril!, the fameus rider, w! o?e acliieoineuts Mr. Barnum adverases with so many adjectives, is the wife of the director of the circus, and the mother of two interesting chil dren. Her father is a circus manager in England, and she was praetically brought up under a tent. Her courage and persever.ince must be wonderful. ia Bhe has suffered accidents enough to discourage even a brave woman from inch perileus employment. Once, when lonly 14 yeais of age, while performing Ibefore Emperor Xapoleon III., her ■horse was frightened by a basket of jtlowers thrown to her from the royal r.r.d she was thrown to the ground, ■liaviug several ribs fractured. The ■next year, in lsöö her left leg wa Ibroken at 8t I'etersburg during a perIformance, and in 16G0, at the same ■place, her horse feil while leaping a Ihurdle, and threw her twenty feet or ■more npon the front row of seats, linakiiig her right arm and fracturing se 'eral ribs. Two years later, at Paris, while trying to do her six-horse act, she was thrown, and her eft arm was stepped upon by one of the mimáis andl broken. In 1872 she lost her wardrobe! and narrowiy eaped with her atj the buraing of the Hippodrome at New York. Her last accident occurred at Chicago in 1879, when her horse shied rad threw lier, dialocating her ankle; bnt, after all this bruising and breakng of bone?, she will do it. The Madam is a very devout Catholic.


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