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A Sad Acoount of Dom Pedro.

Dom Pedro, the ex-Emperor of Brazil, is still at Cannes, but since the death of the Empress he has been gradually failing in health. He is constantly breaking into fits of passion for the most trivial causes, and these outbursts are followed by seasons of depression, during which he wanders aimlessly around, crying like a child. The last outbreak of this kind was when he heard that the Government at Rio de Janeiro proposed to make him a liberal advance on the sales of his Brazilian properties. What caused his fury was an allusion in the decree of allotment to his well known financial embarrassment. " What do they mean," he cried. "Do they take me for a beggar, that they should insult me with charity ? Write to, them at once and tell them I refuse their bounty." A few minutes after he broke down. He said. "It is true all the'same, I am ruined ; what will become of mefHe seems to have a fixed impression that' he will perish from starvation. His avaricious son-in-law refuses to make an advance on moneys to which Dom Pedrq_ is entitled, and he is too proud to accept any loans from the many princes and potentates who have pub their • purses at his disposal. The Prince of Wales "arrived at Cannes on April Ist,- and visited the exEmperor, who was delighted to see him.

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A Sad Acoount of Dom Pedro., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2419, 2 May 1890

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A Sad Acoount of Dom Pedro. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2419, 2 May 1890

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