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Versailles, its palace and gardens are said to have cost anything from £40,000,000 to £60,000,000. The exact amount will never be known, as it is said that Louis XIV (the "great monarch"), who was the pioneer in the construction of Versailles, was so scared when he saw the bills come in that he tore them up so that no on© should know of the enormous expenditure. 'Owimr to the industrial ; chaos, in Russia, the United States and the Colombian Republic are the; only remaining sources of the world's platinum supply. ; ;

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Page 5 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9574, 1 April 1919

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