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Friday, February 16tli,, igoo. THE Queen, through the medium of a letter from her assistant private secretary, Sir Arthur Bigge, to Lord Wolseley, has appealed to her old soldiers to sarve for a year in battalions to be designated as Royal I Reserve Battalions. BUGLER DUNN, of the Royal Dublin ¡ Fusiliers, who distinguished himself and was wounded at Colenso, had an audience of the Queen on Monday, who presented him with a silver-mounted bugle bearing an inscription. j' PARTICULARS ar3 published of the will of the late Sir Henry Tate, of Streatham, a member of the firm of Henry Tate & Sons, I Limited, of Mincing Lane and Silvertown, formerly of Liverpool, sugar refiners. His i estate has been valued at 91,263,565 gross, including personalty of the net value of 91,228,097. I THE result of the polling in the contest for the Parliamentary seat for the Newark division, which took place on Friday, was declared on Saturday. Sir C. Welby, the I Unionist 'candidate, was returned by a majority of 2,291 over Mr H. Y. Stanger, I Liberal. There has not been a contest in the division since 1885, when the Unionist I majority was 2,310. There was not a large poll on Friday. ¡ CORRESPONDENCE is published between ¡ the solicitors of General Sir William Butler and Lord Heneage, in which the latter I withdraws his expressed opinion as to the want of proper preparation for the defence of CapeColony ,and apologises to the general. C) THE Hon. Ivor Guest took his seat on Tuesday, as member for Plymouth, in the room of Sir Edward Clarke. IN the House of Commons on Tuesday night, Mr D. A. Thomas moved for a fresh inquiry into the circumstances of the Jame- son Raid, and Mr Chamberlain, in a vigor- ous speech against the motion, indignantly a Z3 repelled the attacks which had been made on his personal honour, and denied that by any act of his he had rendered himself liable to censure. The debate was con- tinued by Sir William Harcourt. The t motion was lost by 134 votes. THE death is announced of Mr Joseph Cowen, ex-M.P. for Newcastle, and pro- prietor of the "Newcastle Chronicle." PARTICULARS of the act to amend the law with regard to moneylenders were published on Saturday. The rates of interest set down are, in respect of a loan not exceed- ing 40s., 25 per cent. per annum; not exceeding £10,20 per cent.; and over 910, 15 per cent. The bill provides for the registration of noneylenders, and for carry- ing on business only in the name registered. THE new battleship Ocean, was commis- sioned at Devonport on Monday, by Cap- tain Curzon Howe to relieve the Hood on the Mediterranean Station. The cruiser Edgar was commissioned by Captain Fleet for transport service. LORD STALBRIDGE, at the London and North Western Railway Company meeting on Tuesday, recorded an increase during the half-year in all classes of passengers, third-class travellers being 1,426,334 more. The total increase for passengers was zCl22,133, and in merchandise 980,397. Expenses had increased all round. TREMENDOUS excitement was occasioned in the Crystal Palace, London, on Sunday, by two elephants, which were undergoing a bath, breaking loose. One entered the concert-hall, where an entertainment was in progress, and the audience stampeded. One keeper was killed, and considerable damage done before the animals were captured. SEVERAL wrecks, accompanied in some cases by loss of life, are reported from the eastern coast. The trawler Ben Nevis was lost with eight hands; the trawler Sando with two while the captain and two men of the Glasgow steamer Ballycotton have been drowned. THE international hockey match between Ireland and Wales, which was played at Llandudno on Saturday, was won by Ire- land by five goals to one. THE Waterloo Cup Meeting was held at Alcar yesterday, Thursday, and to-day. Two deaths in the snow have occured on the Cotswood Hills, near Cheltenham. In many parts of the country the railway traffic has been impeded, the West High- land line being blocked since Thursday. A RENEWAL of the gale, accompanied in some districts by heavy snow, occurred on Tuesday. A number of additional casual- ties to shipping are reported. IT is stated that a further advance of 5d. per ton in the price of coal has been decided on in Lancashire, making it dearer than at any time for the last twenty years. THE death is announced of Judge Edwin Jones, who for many years presided over the Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, and Wigan County Court circuit. 0 THE execution of Ada Williams, the Battersea child murderess, has been fixed for the 6th March. THERE are 3,913,000 persons in receipt of relief, in consequence of the famine in India. GENERAL GALLIFET on Tuesday stated in the French Chamber that General Deloye, who had reorganised all the French artillery, had by an almost insignificant modification produced a rifle which would be in use in six months' time, and would be superior to every rifle now existing. â¦

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