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De. Kene'U.v’s Library. —The late Dr. Ivenealy by his will has left his magnificent library, which is one of the richest private libraries in England, and includes many valuable and rare works in classics and Oriental literature, to the British Museum and St. John’s College, Dublin, and has himself left instructions as to how the library shall be divided between these two institutions. The Deceased Wife’s Sister.— -An American exchange gives the following amusing instance of marrying a deceased wife’s sister, not once but often : —“ Claiborne F. Jackson, a former Governor of Missouri, married,*l successively, five daughters of one of the wealthiest families of that State. As fast as he got rid of one he hitched on another, which constituted the base of a standing joke against him. . When he asked the father’s consent to marry the last one, the old gentleman is said to have replied : ‘ Yes, Claib, yon can have her. You have got them all. For goodness sake, don’t ask me for the old woman.’ ” An Incident in Parliament. —On the last night of the sitting of the last Parliament in England, there arose a tall, erect figure, slight and sinewy, but scarcely bent with the weight of eighty-two years, who, announcing that he was “on the brink of the grave,” warned the House, while he lived, not to dare, as Lord Beaconsfield had done in his manifesto, insult Ireland. This tall old man, with flowing white hair and beard and fiery eyes, was The O’Gorman Mahon, who, as he said, represented Clare fifty years ago in the House, and Ennis after, and had been a fire-eater and redoubtable captain in far-away countries, on sea and land.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 134, 3 August 1880

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 134, 3 August 1880