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MONTE CARLO

Monte Carlo is dull owing to the alow play which h«s prevailed for the l<et fortnight. r ihe only planner worth naming during the rast week has been the Grand Duke Peter, a nephew of the Czar. This yotmg man, by industriously betting the limit, managed to lose 1,060,000 francs m a very abort time. Instead of being sorry, all the other Russians, were glad, for his mother is enormously rich and a notorious miser. Another le» distinguished loser was a rery unprepossessing old speolmen of an exotic princess. This lady carried her belief m fetishes to an extreme degree. She sat at the table with a large rope, with whioh a murderer had been hinged, wound round her neck, and a bull's horn under each arm, an idea wh ; oh will probably be sew to moit gamblers, In spite cf the rope and the bull's horns, berlast penny melted away. She made it uncomfortable for the qmet croupiers by gathering a meeting of the Oaiino and declaring that because she bad been fleecea io the Panama Canal business it was no reason for her also being robbed of her money at the roulette table ; that M. de Lesions would certainly die of it, and so should ■he, after which she started away with the boll's horns as her total assets.

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MONTE CARLO, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2106, 15 April 1889

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MONTE CARLO Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2106, 15 April 1889

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