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CHIPS OF NEWS. The TVime Minister has declined to receive a deputation of Nonconformists who are (1)- posed to the Disendowment clauses of tne Welsh Church Bill. Lord Wimbornc left his whole estate, valued .provisionally at £2:)0,0(10, to his wife absolutely. A French public I-ichool boy was detained by the German authorities at a Metz police- station on account of his school uniform. The lad was released when he had put on the plain clothes which his father was requested to purchase. Mr. Justice Bailiiache has accepted the presidency for the coming year of the London Brotherhood Federation. Illiterates of British nationality to the number of 13,344 were, according to Dutch official statistics, in residence at Amsterdam in the year 1913. Mr. W. H. O. Steer, the Chelsea foot- baller, was one of the soloists at a football service at Kingston-on-Thames Wesleyan Church on Sunday. Mr. T. Kirby Stapley, the Master of East Sussex Foxhounds. broke his collar-bone while riding at the East Sussex Hunt races on Saturday, at Westfield. All the passengers, numbering IOC), were on Saturday taken off the Nelson liner High- land Piper, which grounded on the Banco Ingles, near Monte Video. Miss Maisie Ford, an American music-hall artist, who was charged at Bow-street with the theft from a dressing-room at the Hippo- drome of a gold bracelet belonging to Miss Freda Large, was discharged on Saturday. At a meeting of the King's Workers of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel Dr. Kennedy, of India, declared that there were places in India where there were only two doctors for every half million of people. Impressive scenes marked the funeral on Saturday, at Broughton, Staffs, of Sir Delves Broughton, of Doddington Hall, Nantwuh. one of the most popular landowners ;1: Cheshire. Five hundred tenants from Cheshire and Staffordshire followed the coffin. Mr. Balfour has accepted the offer of the honorary freedom of Hereford, which borough he represented in Parliament from 1874 to 1885. Twenty-five persons, including six wnmoii. have been arrested in Riga as a sequel to the attempt to hold Labour demonstrations in the streets, when a policeman was injured by a stone thrown. Shots were also fired. Captain the Hon. Wentworth Chetwynd. R.N.. brother of Viscount Chetwynd, died on Saturday of heart failure following an operation. An underground fire. giving off dense and pungent fumes, has been raging at St. Etienne. Its origin is said to be in certain seatns of coal. Factories in the vicinity are in danger. William Johnson, of Colney, i.n the Cam- bridgeshire Fens, who was due to join the Army Reserve, was found on Saturday r-?ter- noon in a garden in Fed Cross Grove with his head partly blown off. Sidney May, a. gardener, of Burton-nnd*>r- Needwood, Burton-on-Trent. died on S;:t:ir- day as the result of a bullet wound in. the head. He was found insensible in a field w;.th a "safety" pistol at hh side. A heavy goods train from Bishop Aueklrf'ir! to Middlesbrough ran away near Darlington on Saturday. It crashed into some waggons in a siding and smashed several beyond re- pair. No olie was injured. At a meeting of the graduates of A berdeen Univer-sity. Lord Elgin was unanimously elected Chancellor of the University, in suc- cession to Lord Strathcona. The Rev. Walter John Edmonds. Chancel- lor of Exeter Cathedral, died at Exeter on Saturday, at the age of eighty. He resigned the Canonry of Exeter Cathedral twelve months ago. but was induced to retain the post of Chancellor. A Dover boy. named Austen, aged about eight vears, fell-over the Shakespeare Cliff, a distance of about 200ft., on Saturday. He was found by the coastguards, with serious scalp wounds, ati<.l was removed to hospital. During restoration of the old hall, -it Exhall, near Nuneaton, workmen discoverod some fine specimelilsofoak panelling bearing the date of 1419. The discovery was inado ,beiiind some masonry in one of the apartments. Richard Prentice, a Crimean veteran, acci- dentally fell downstairs at his home in Wel- lingborough on Saturda,.v, and -died shortly afterwards. Mr. Iwahara. aiauagjcg director of the Mitsui Bussan Kaisha, who was imprisoned in connection with the Japanese naval scan- dal, has been released on baiL Owing to the capsizing of a boat in the mouth of the Thames on Saturday a young man from the Princes Channel lightship was drowned. Mr. CliarleS Webb, of Studley Court, has been elected joint master of the Albrighton Hunt with Major Mayall, who has hitherto been sole master. After having held the office for fifty-four i years, Mr. Edward Smith, parish clerk oi Godalming, has resigned, in consequence of ill-health and advancing years. With the approval of the Bishop of London a demonstration against the Welsh Disestab- lishment Bill will be held in Victoria Park on Saturday, May 23rd next. At Millbrook, Southampton, Mr. H. God- den has been elected parish sexton, and from the records it appears that the office has been in the Godden family since 1818. Dr. Herbert Jones, medical office? of health of Hereford, has been unanimously elected president of the Society of Medical Officers of Health, to succeed Dr. A. K. Chalmers, of Glasgow. John Compston,, aged sixteen, who was in- jured by a blank cartridge wad firedi during the Ulster Volunteer ma-noeuvres at Tullyard. Cookst^own, on Easter Monday, died of lock- jaw on Sunday. Electrification of the London and North- Western Railway line between Earl's Court and Willesden Junction has been completed, and the new service will start on May 1st. King Alfonso has signed a decree assigning a credit of £ 20,000 for the Spanish section of the Touring Exhibition to be held at Earl's Court. London tliiis summer »

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I AGRICULTURAL NOTES. I

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REVIEW OF THE CORN TRADE.

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