Foreign News: Ducal Dodge

The only private army in the British Empire is the Army of Atholl, three Scots infantry companies permitted the Dukes of Atholl by Queen Victoria.* Last July their commander, tall, hearty Sir John George Stewart-Murray, eighth Duke of Atholl. "richest man in Scotland." began to sell what he vowed were not lottery tickets. Proceeds of the sale, his agents announced, "shall be disposed of in such manner as the Duke of Atholl shall, in his absolute and uncontrolled discretion, think fit." Some 337,000 Englishmen had enough faith in the Duke of Atholl's dis...

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