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The fallowing advertisement was recenttjjjnserted tn A Peterborough English, paper;—* "'Wanted* ft Husband, by widow wltu three boys; good business; and. about £560—i1l particulars to StwLeou-*

ard ! a=street, X'eterborougb,."

Immediately there commenced v. terrific* rush of applicants, all anxious to wed tha widow with the snug little fortune. In dozens the candidates filea up past th« heuse, and the lady who inserted tha advertisement was amused, to see them walkj slowly past the door, straighten their tieSj examine themselves critically, and then en* ter, There were butchers and farmers ga-» lore and all gave solemn assurances that their desire to marry the merry widorv? ofi Peterborough had nothing to do with, hec possession of £500,

The widow had taken the precaution to get a friend to insert the advertisement, and. when they came to the friend's house and, found that the widow was not on the preraises they were greatly annoyed. This friend was Interviewed, and she said when the candidates for the widow expressed annoyance she asked them whether they expected to find her In the window, with th.i boys around her and the £500 in her lap. "There were so many of them, and so many people kept telling mc not to be silly, but to spend my money myself, that I put another advertisement In thauking those who had applied, and saying I wanted no more. Then, as they still kept calling, I had to put this in:— '• 'Public Notice. —Mrs , St. Leon-j ard's-street, did not require a husband, but a hoy for housework.' ''That's done it," said the lady in conclusion, "Yes, my friend has been suited. Tbere-'s one that will do very nicely. The demand for marriageable womeu, however, is astonishing. I wouldn't have believed it. What's wanted now is uot one husband, but three or four wives."

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A WIDOW'S JOKE., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 85, 10 April 1909

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A WIDOW'S JOKE. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 85, 10 April 1909

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