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NEWS IN BRIEF. OPENING OF THE LONDON MUSEUH. The London Museum was opened to the public at Stafford House on Monday, and about 2,300 people visited the new treasuire bouse of metropolitan history. Among the rules enforced was one requiring all ladies' handbags and muffs to be tendered for inspec- tion or left at the counter in the hall. DEATH OF GENERAL SIR T. E. GORDON. General Sir Thomas Edward Gordon, a dis- tinguished Mutiny veteran, died in London on Monday night. THE MURDER OF MR. BENTON. The report of Mr. Perceval. British Consul at Galveston, says that Mr. Benton was not killed by pistol shots. MORE ON DRINK THAN ON NAVY. Speaking at the anniversary dinner of the Highland Society of London at the Whitehall Rooms, Admiral Sir Arthur Farquhar said that this year we spent Â£ 51,000,000 on the Nary and V-161,000,000 on drink. H COnION INFORMER'S" Â£ 13,000. The whole of the litigation against Sir Stuart Samuel, M.P. for Whitechapel, in which penalties of Â£ 13,000 were awarded against him for voting in the House of Com- mons while his firm had a silver contract with the Indian Government, has been settled on terms. YOUNGEST LOOPER OF THE LOOP. By looping the loop at Eastbourne on Mon- day, E. B. Thorne ley. aged seventeen, estaib- lished a record as the youngest aviator in the world to accomplish upside-down flying. He is a pupil at the local Aerodrome. WRECKED CREW DISAPPEAR. An unknown schooner was wracked on Haisborough Sands during Sunday night with all hands. A flare was seen by the Hais- borough lightship, and three lifeboats put out from Haisborough, Cromer, and Palling. The masts had fallen and the hull was awash, so that the lifeboats' crews were unable to dis- oover her name. Â£ 500,000 COTTON FIRE. Fire at Cotton Green, Bombay, on Monday destroyed 60,000 bales of cotton, and the dam- age amounts to Â£ 500,000. BRITISH SAILORS BLESSED BY POPE. The Pope received 360 British sailors and their officers on Monday, and gave them his apostolic blessing. BURNT TO DEATH IN HOSPITAL. A young woman named Doris Drake was severely burnt at Guy's Hospital on Monday, ani died. Her clothes caught fire in the office on the ground-floor of the hospital. Â£ 40,000 FOR POLISH BOY SCOUTS. Dr. A. Burzynski, a leading Polish physi- cian, left all his fortune, Â£ 40,000, to the Polish Boy Scout organisations. The move- ment in Poland is only a few years old, but many thousand. of Scouts have been enrolled, and the numbers are growing daily. BREAD & CHEESE FROM THE STEEPLE. It has been discovered, according to the reading of an old will, that to dispense one of the Paddington charities according to the exact terms of the bequest it would be necessary to throw to the poor from Padding- ton Church steeple Â£ 1,000 worth of bread and cheese. POLICE STATION AS HOTEL, A ma.n who was fined at Sunderland for being drunk mistook the police station for his hotel, and was found in the unmarried con- stables' quarters preparing for bed. EX-M.P.'S DEATH. The death is announced of Mr. Frederick Charlwood Frye, one of the founders of the firm of Leverett and Frye, provision mer- chants, and formerly Liberal M.P. for North Kensington. RECORD PRICE FOR A BULLDOG. The famous champion bulldog NN iiit-e Mar- quess, belonging to Mr. Sam Crabtree, of Manchester, has been sold to Mr. T. R. Ritchie, of New York, for 300 guineas, a re- cord price for a young dog. The animal, which is only fifteen months old, has won 150 first prizes, five championships, and numerous cups. MASSACRE IN THE NEW HEBRIDES. Six missionaries have been massacred and three French sailors have been slaughtered by natives in the New Hebrides. The outrages are believed to have been inspired by re- venge for the kidnapping of natives. FROM WEAVER TO MAGNATE. Mr. Charles Jackson, head of the famous Scottish firm of linen and linoleum manufac- turers at Falkland, died on Monday, aged ee-renty-eight. He started business in a humble way as a hand-loom weaver. BARRISTER KILLED BY MOTOR-CAR. An inquest was held at Streatham on Mon- day on Mr. Edward Thomas Holloway, fifty- eight, a barrister, who was knocked down by a motor-car near his home. The evidence showed that he alighted from a tram imme- diately in front of the motor-car. A verdict of accidental death was returned. DEAF AND DUMB BOY'S PRIZES. & 11 ,'I ''I T':1 'I At Mondays meeting or tiie uuilarorci vau- cation Committee it was reported that a deaf and dumb boy named Herbert Dodson had won three first prizes at school. HOME TROUBLES LEAD TO SUICIDE. 'I 11 "T"'o. TT Depressed by domestic worries, ur. tiarry T. Peck, the well-known American editor and author, .has committeed suicide by blowing out his brains at Stamford, Connecticut. SHOTS THROUGH A LETTER-BOX. Henry Henderson, described as a florist, has been committed for trial in Dublin, charged with the attempted murder of two people named Cole. It was stated that six revolver shots were fired through the letter-box at the house occupied by the Coles, and that there had been ill-feeling between Henderson and the Coles. SWISS AVIATOR KILLED. A young Swiss aviator, named Borrer, was killed 011 Sunday afternoon while looping the loop" at the aerodrome at Bale. MENACING LETTER TO PRINCESS. On a warrant obtained by the Public Prose- cutor, Benjamin William Brims was at West- minster remanded charged with sending letters demanding money with menaces to Josephine Princess of Thurn and Taxis. SIR JOHN FRENCH'S INSTRUCTOR. Major Henry Edmund Kynaston, whose funeral took place at Billingboro', Lines., on Monday, took part in the siege and capture of Lucknow. He acted as instructor to Sir John French.
NEWS IN A NUTSHELL The King has approved the appointmen-b ot General Sir Beauehamp Duff, Commander- in-Chief in India, to be an Awie-die-C&mp General to his Majesty. Queen Alexandra won the firet prize in all four classes in which her famous Basset hounds were entered at the Manchester Championship Dog Show. Mr. John Ward declared in the House of Commons on Tuesday, amid Labour cheering, that the people must be allowed to make the laws of the country without interference from the King or the Army. Madame Caillaux told the court in Paris on Tuesday that she shot M. Calmette, the editor of the Figaro, during an excess of frenzy at the thought that her husband would ruin his career by killing him in a duel. Mr. J. H. Thomas, M.P., warned the House of Commons 011 Tuesday night of the possi- bility of a national railway crisis in the autumn. After being told by the doctor that he had pneumonia, a stone worker of Rastrick (Yorkshire) went away and hanged him.-elf. Rob-crt: Upton, fifty, labourer, was hanged in Durham Prison on Tuesday for the wilful murder of C'hrtrles Gribben at Jarrow in December. Board of Education estimates for 1914-15 show a total estimated expenditure of Â£ 14.730,000, an increase for the year of Â£ 70,000. Scarborough coal carters have refused the offer of the masters of a minimum wage of 23s. per week, and have decided to press for a minimum of 24s. Dr. Hodgson was enthroned on Wednesday as first Bishop of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich, in the Cathedral Church of St. James, Bury St, Edmunds. Owing to her habit of smoking a pipe in bed, ait Old-Age Pensioner named Elizabeth Hannan, of Birtley, North Durham, ha-s been burnt to death. Liverpool Education Committee have adop- ted a precept for Â£ 356.000, and it was pre- dicted that there would be a substantial in- crease in the rate next year. Field-Marshal Lord Grenfell has made ap- plication for a faculty to erect a memorial to the late Lady Grenfell in the historic parish church at Beaconsfield. The Dublin C'azrtfr announces the appoint- ment of Mr. James Austin Meldon a.s resi- dent magistrate for the county of Mayo, to be stationed at Ballina. Schools similar to those held in Council parks and open spaces are to be organised by the London County Council in the Royal Parks, by the permission of the Office of Works. Last year 739 patientsâ€”354 males and 385 femalesâ€”were treated at the City Corpora- tion Lunatic Asylum at Stone, near Dariford. Of these 35 recovered, 62 were removed, end 27 died. Wearing seven waistcoats, five mufflers, two chest protectors, and two pairs of trousers, the various pockets of which con- tained 2s. 4d. in all, a tramp was sentenced at Romsey (Hampshire) for begging. Through the collapse of some scaffolding at Messrs. Phillips and Sons' brewery at New- port (Mon.) on Monday afternoon James Flynn, a mason, fell 50ft., and was instantly killed. Sir Charles Seely, it was stated at a meet- ing at Nottingham, has given ten acre- of land north of the Notts Convalescent Home for Men. and it is intended to lay out the site as a pleasure-ground. Hammersmith Guardians have decided not to invite tenders for the painting of the work- house and infirmary, but to have the work done by the inmates of the workhouse, with the assistance of two skilled painters. Being startled by a plate falling, a Lancing (Sussex) woman, named Burtenshaw, dropped a pan of boiling water, which scalded one of her two twin children, seven months old, to death, and seriously injured the other. Permission to hold schools in the Royal parks similar to those organised in the Lon- don County Council parks has been offered by the Office of Works to the Council. Great Britain and Germany have reached an agreement for the joint exploitation by an Anglo-German company of the petroleum fields in the Mosul and Bagdad districts of Asiatic Turkey L Professor Otto Harnaek. the German his- torian, who left his home at Stuitgart four weeks ago while suffering from neurasthenia, has been found dead in a river. Replying to a question in Parliament on Tuesday. Sir Edward Grey said no proposals had been made to Germany for an agreement with regard to the limitation of armaments, other than in public speeches. Reginald Henry Richardson, a commission agent, who was stated to have received 2,000 football bets in a day and to have placed L3,700 in the bank in a year, has been fined Â£50, or three months' hard labour, at Stafford for keeping a betting-house. Merthyr magistrates have made an order on the Llandilo Savings Bank to pay the Merthyr Guardians the amount given in relief to Mrs. Mary Thomas for the last year, as her hus- band. who disappeared twenty years ago, had. left Â£200 in the bank. To inquire whether any steps should be taken to protect purchasers of goods sold in packages and of bread from short weight or short measure a Select Committee has been appointed in the House of Commons. The honorary degree of Doctor of Science wns conferred on Tuesday by Oxford Univer- sity on Surgeon-General Gorgas. An American detective overtook in a hydro- aeroplane a steamship which had left Florida for Bermuda and brought back as prisoner a negro boy suspected of theft. Owing to the unsatisfactory condition 01 the cotton trade the mills in the north of England are likely to be closed throughout Rag-tcr week. Including an anonymous gift of Â£800, Â£5;553 has been subscribed to the Â£ 70,000 fund for the security and safety of St. Paul's Cathedral. Run into by a steam tug on Tuesday at Kopeniek, near Berlin, a ferry-boat contain- ing twenty-two workpeople sank immediately, and only six were saved. Eml-n Jones, a well-known Welsh football player, has been fined 5s. itt Wrexham, Den- bighshire, for assaulting Albert Lloyd after a football match. A cat daily accompanies a twelve-year-old girl a quarter of a mile to school at Hersham (Surrey) and waits in the churchyard during school hours for her mistress. The twenty-first annual report of the Liberator Fund shows that the total raised for the fund since its start is Â£ 165,574, and the amount distributed in grants Â£ 127,942. Annie Finlay. a domestic servant, of Bridge of Allan, died in Stirling Infirmary of burns 011 Tuesday. On Monday she was dust- ing a mantelpiece when her clothes caught fire. The accounts of the Navy Victualling Yards for 1912-13 show that during the year they manufactured 1.277,2751b. of chocolate. Mr. Justice Serutton fined a man Â£5 for contempt of court on Tuesday because he said" Hear. hear" in court. The oldest known standing salt, which was included in the Ashbnrnham sale, has been sold for Â£ 5.600. James Sutton, a veteran of the Indian campaigns, though 106 years of age, reported himself at the enlisting station at Charles- ton. Western Virginia, for service in the event of hostility with Mexico.
DROWNE1) ON \!ONKYMOON URROISM IN VENICE CANAL DISASTERâ€” ENGLISHWOMEN AMONG VICTIMS. Deeply pathetic incidents are r ig the de- tails received! of the sinking of a > u!l passen- ger steamer in collision with an Italian tor- pedo-boat in the Grand Canal at Venice. Estimates of the number of drowned vary from fifty to thirty. Among the victims are s-vd to be two Englishwomenâ€”Mrs. S. M. Drake and her daughter. They arrived at Venice on Wednesday, intending to spend the spring there. and were staying at the Hotel Boston. The bodies of two wo.nen have been recovered. The Gerinan imperial yacht Hohenzollern rescued a young Hungarian who was 0:1 his honeymoon, and whose wife, to whom he had only been married four days. was drowned. Lieutenant, Bossi, who jumped into the water to save a young woman, was surrounded by a number of struggling people, who dmg^nd him down with them. Others known to be victims are M. Mer- kinski, a Russian Vice-Consul, four sailors of the German Imperial yacht Hohenzollern [now at Venice), three Italian officers, and the captain of the wrecked steamer. There were many nets of heroism. A sailor named Scarselli saved four persons in Fllr- cession, says Renter, and a fireman named Rrssini also effected many rescues. One of the divers who helped to put cables around the sunken vessel reported that on looking through the saloon windows he had seen bodies in attitudes denoting terrible death struggles. The vessel was raised on Friday.
ACCIDENT TO WARSHIP. IRON IXJKE IN COLLISION. Wil il-e leaving Portsmouth Harbour on Thursday, the 11 oil-carrying vessel Rosalind wa; swept b v tb,- tide into the new battle- ship Iron Duke, just commissioned as senior flagship of the Home Fleet. The Rosalind crashed into the battleship with great force, and the assistance of tugs was nece^ary to pull the ships apart. The Tron Duke's sides were crowded with sailors, but all managed to get clear of the oncoming -ship in time. Both vessels were damaged, the iiijltr" to the Rosalind being the more serious. MOTHER AND LUNATIC SON. ARMS AND FEET STRAPPED. Two elderly people, Sarah Brown and Joseph Cresswell, were charged at Belper, on Thursday, with neglecting a lunatic named John Benjamin Woolley, aged thirty-seven. Woolley is a son of Brown by a former hus- band who was chairman of the Belper magis- trates and of the Belper Guardians. Cress- well was engaged as an attendant. It was alleged that Woolley was kept in a room with his arms and feet tightly strapped. Woolley, it was stated, was harmless, and was now in an asylum. The explanation given to the police was that Woolley suffered from neuralgia and was bound to the bedpost to prevent him knocking his head against it. The case was adjourned.
SUNK BY GERMAN LINER. SCHOONER AND CREW LOST. The German liner Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse collided with a tliree-masted schooner on Wednesday night in the North Sea near the Haabs Lightship. The schooner s.ank fifty minutes, after. The liner stood by- for about two hours on the look-out for members of the crew of the sunken ship, but without success. The liner was not damaged, and con- tinued her voyage. The name of the schooner, says a Bremen message, is not yet known.
BREAKDOWN ON DISTRICT RAILWAY, Traffic on the District Railway at Bromley (Eaet) was considerably disorganised on Friday morning by the derailment of a num- ber of lieavily-laden goods waggons. The up and down lines were blocked. Passengers fromEasr Ham. Upton Park. West Ham, Barking, and Upminster found the electric trains were not running, owing to the current having had to be cut off to enable the line to be cleared, and they had to travel by ordinary trains to Bromley. Here they changed into District 1 rains which were waiting for the connection. A breakdown gang were soon at work, but many workmen and business people experienced considerable delay in getting to the City.
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A bag with jeweller's samples wo: th more than Â£ 300, belonging to IMr. Jackson, a Bir- mingham commercial traveller, wns stolen from o barrow on which his luggage was be- ing taken to the station at Nottingham on Tuesday night. Brighton Town Council have approved plana for the erection of s. new bandstand and concert liaii on the rr\*st Pier, while the Palace Pier is ;.0 be considerably widened ftnd provided with a new covered bandstand. The improvejiicnts will Å’t Â£ 40,000. Crusts, bacon, fried fish, and sausage were among the items in the diet of Arthur Ball, ftged six months, on whom an inquest was held ao Soufchwark. -Death was due to over. taying, o.d a verdiot of death by misadTe(n> tare WM returned. w
OSCAR SLATER'S CASE. FRESH INQUIRY INTO GLASGOW MURDER. The eaee of Oscar Slater, whooe sentence to death five years ago. following conviction for the murder of Miss Marion Gilchrist in Glasgow flat, was commuted to penal servi- tude for life, is to be reopened on the order of Mr. McKinnon Wood, the Secretary for Scotland. In several quarters a strong belief in Slater's innocence has been maintained, and Sir Conan Doyle and other distinguished men have persuaded themselves that the con- vict is innocent. Mr. David Cook, an emi- nent Glasgow solicitor, has made an exhaus- tive inquiry into the circunifitanees of the crime and Slater's movements on the day the murder was committed. It is contended that the evidence of identi- fication was unsatisfactory, and that, Slater's departure for New York four days after the tragedy was in pursuance of a prearranged plan, and, therefore, destroys the theory that he was a fugitive from justice. Little im- portance i-s attached to the fact that he uÃ¸edJ the name of Otto Sando, as he went under several names while in this country. Miss Gilchrist was an old lady eighty-two years of age, and she lived with her maid in a well-to-do quarter of Glasgow. She was murdered about seven o'clock 011 the evening of December 21st. 10084 during the absence of the servant 011 an errand. The girl was only away ten minutes, and when she returned she was met by Mr. Arthur Adams, the occupier of the flat underneath, who had been attracted by unusual sounds. Mr. Adams and the maid entered the flat together, and met a man com- ing out of one of the rooms. He rushed down- stairs and escaped. His description was pub- lished. but a few days later it was altered in consequeivee of a statement made by another woman that the man brushed up against heir as he left the building, and she noticed that he had a sliÂ«htlv twisted nose. Miss Gilchrist had been murdered by blows on the head, and a crescent-shaped diamond brooch was missed from the spare bedroom. Suspicion attached to Slater, in consequence of a statement that he had been trying to dis- pose of a pawnticket of a diamond brooch similar to that belonging to Miss Gilchrist. It was afterwards found that it was not the same brooch. Slater was brought back from America, and the jury. at his trial, found him guilty by a majority of nine to six. Five members of the jury were in favour of & ver- dict of not proven, and one of not guilty.
ATTEMPT TO BURN A CHURCH. LEAFLETS TIED TO TOMBSTONES. An attempt was made, apparently late on Saturday night, to burn down the old parish church of Clevedon, and indications point to its being the work of suffragists. Early visi- tors to church on Sunday morning found the building full of smoke. Investigation showed that the fire had been started in the vestry, where a large number of cassocks and sur- pluses were destroyed, the wainscotting was burnt through in several places, and the ceil- ing and walls scorched and blackened with smoke, the damage being estimated at JE50. A broken window and a quantity of resin and sulphur on the floor showed that the outbreak was not accidental, and outside the church- yard were found various suffragist leaflets, some of them tied to tombstones. But for the absence of wind, and the fact that the floor of the vestry is flagged, the flames would pro- bably have reached the vestment boxes and thence the main building. MISS S. PANKHURST AT THE ABBEY. Miss Sylvia Pankliurst, whose licence under the Cat and Mouse Act expired at mid- night on Saturday, was carried to Westmin- ster Abbey on an invalid carriage on Sunday evening, accompanied by a large contingent of members of the East London Federation of Suffragettes. At the door of the Abbey the party was refused admission, the building being full. They therefore turned into St. Margaret's-street. and outside the north door of the Abbey held a service, the Rev. C. A. Wills officiating. Inside the Abbey the preacher, the Rev. R. T. Talbot, D.D., Canon of Bristol, was twice interrupted by women suffragists, three of whom were ejected.
GENEVA BETTING FORBIDDEN. SWEEPSTAKE DRAW HELD IN FRANCE. After a short examination of the petition presented by the English bookmakers who were forbidden to carry out drawings in con- nection with sweepstakes on the Lincolnshire Handicap and the Grand National Steeple- chase. the Geneva State Council expressed approval of the steps taken by the police, and referred the affair back to the Police Depart, mont for a full inquiry, says the Daily C'hrov, correspondent at Geneva. After the police prohibition the bookmakers crossed the frontier and held the drawings in France. It is believed that no more betting will be permitted at Geneva, adds the corre- spondent.
DUBLIN. LABOUR TROUBLE. CAPTAIN WHITE AND THE POLICN. The charges against Captain White of assaulting the police on the o"a-iine ()f the unemployed demonstration in Dublin were resumed on Saturday. A police witness said that he saw Captain White swinging Â» black- thorn over a constable's head. Couaeel for the defence said that the arrest of C?p?a.in White was not only wanting in tact &00 dis- cretion, but it was also unjustifiable io law. It arose from some bias of the police against Captain White. Furthermore, the police be. haved with unnecessary violence, and even went to the length of striking an unarmed man. The hearing was again adjourned.
A CHURCH FOR WOMEN. The first church for women wa, opened ca Sunday at Wallasey. The Church of the New Ideal," as it is called, had its origin in the dissa-tisfaction with the conditions under which women do much Church work but have little voice in the management. Sermons were preached on Sunday by the Rev. Hatty Baker, of Plymouth, who declared that women's ideals and dreams would be realised, although they would have to endure persecu- tion, laughter, and ridicule. The new church is officered entirely by women.
"NOT A SOFT MAGISTRATE." Refusing to accede to the request of a young man who had been charged with assault that he should be dealt with under the First Offenders Act, Mr. Fordham, at the West London Police Court on Saturday, observed: No, certainly not. Some of you fellows think that the moment you get into trouble you can get a magistrate to bind you over. Some- times you find a magistrate who is soft and, *s I think, weak; but I am not of that sort, so your appeal is wasted on me." The prisoner, who had been guilty of a very violent assault, was sentenced to two months' hard labour.
A NEW ANAESTHETIC. TO PREVENT HEART FAILURE. Some interesting experiments with a new anaesthetic, which it is believed may prove of great service, are at present being conducted on animals in a Cambridge laboratory. The ï¿¼ !s n substance which, says The anaesthetic ?s n substance which, says the Times, has for a considerable time been familiar to medical men and chemists under the name of urethane. This drug. which is obtained by combining urea with alcohol, is administered hypodermieally, like morphia, with a i\ ;inge. A short time after the injection has been made the animal be- comes drowsy and soon passes into a state of very deep unconsciousness. Insensibility to pain is eomplde alid any operation may be carried out with perfect, security. The animal remains in this insensible state for some hours, and then gradually regains consciousness. The great advantage of urethane is said to be the fact that heart failure never occurs when it is properly used. Should the drug he given in an overdose death will. of course, take place, but that is due primarily to failure of breathing. The importance of this is rot clear until one realises that the majority of deaths under chloroform occur as the result of heart, failure. When breathing steps. as it frequently do1- during the administration of an inhaled anaesthetic, it can usually be started again by artificial respiration, always provided that the heart, is still beating. Another advantage of the new aiimstliftic is the fact that its administration is not attended bv the choking sensation experienced \th ether and chloroform, which are given under a mask. Moreover, after urethane sickness does not take place. Thus the ever-present danger of stitches giving way and ligatures slipping off during the process of retching is avoided.
p- SPRATS NOT SARDINES. MAGISTRATE'S DECISION IN SKIPPER SARDINE" CASE. Sir -ionti Dickinson gave judgment, at Bow- street Police-court, on Friday, in the case in which Messrs. Angus Watson and Co., of Newcastle, were summoned under the Mer- chandise Marks Act for applying the false trade description of "Sardine" to Skipper Sardines," of which they were the packers. The magistrate said he had come to the con- clusion that the defendants had sold goods to which a false trade description had been applied. He found that the term sardine had always by high-class traders been limited to the immature pilchard, whereas the fish sold by the defendants was the Norwegian brist- ling, which was identical with the sprat. Each of the defendants, Angus Watson and Henry Bell Saint, must pay a fine of Â£ 20 and 100 guineas costs. On behalf of the defendants, Mr. A. J. Walter, K.C., gave notice of appeal. The magistrate fixed the recognisances at two tureties in Â£ 250 each.
NEARLY BURIED ALIVE. SENTRY GOES MAD FROM SHOCK. One of the men of the 1st Royal Scots Fusi- liers who has just returned to England from South Africa was Private McDevet. who, though in the prime of life, has snow-white hair. He had a narrow escape of being buried alive in India After an attack of fever Ke was pronounced to be dead, and was placed on a slab in the mortuary to await burial. About two hours later the sentry out-sicle heard knocking from within. He opened the door, and was startled to see McDevet sitting up. The experience turned Mc-Devet's hair white. The sentry was driven mad by the shock, and died.
AIRMAN'S FATAL LOOP. Attempting to loop the loop at San Sebas- tian (Spain) on Monday, the airman Hanno- ville fell into the sea and was drowned. 110 SHEETS OF DEFENCE IN VAIN. a a A man sentenced tor traua at oussex Assizes had prepared his defence 011 110 fools- cap sheets. He likened himself to a four- wheeler, and the prosecution to an up-to-date motor-car. DEATH ON THE HEARTH. Alice Bragg, twenty-four, wife of a marine fireman, was cooking her husband's dinner at Hull on Monday when she was seized with a fit and fell into the fire. She was burnt to death. When her husband came home he found her body lying in the fire-grate.
WIFE'S PAST LIFE. GERMAN SOCIETY TRIAL SEQUEL. t' PUSSY UHL" DIVORCED. On the ground that at the time of his mar- riage he knew nothing of his wife's past life under the name of Pussy Uhl," Count Fisehler von Treuborg has, says the Berlin correspondent of the Standard, obtained a divorce from the Countess, who is now serving fifteen months' imprisonment for fraud, black- mail, and usury. The trial of the Countess, which concluded in December, â€¢ it will be recalled, was a cause cÃ©lÃ¨bre" which attracted attention throughout Europe by reason of the piquant revelations it gave of the shady side of Ger- man society and the spendthrift night life of Berlin. Many were the NOBLE NAMES DRAGGED INTO THE CASE, J' and it was, indeed, suggested tnat two young officers of aristocratic family had committed suicide through finding themselves involved in usury thre.vrh the Countess's agency. The charges ranged from grave to frivo- lous. Among other things she was accused of calling a telephone girl" Baucy creature," with fraud by means of a matrimonial agency, and fraudulent bankruptcy. No fewer than fifty witnesses were citedâ€”although they did not all appearâ€”including a Princess of Ysen- burg-Budingen. aunt of the Princess Sophia of Saxe-Weimar who recently committed suicide, who was fined for refusing to give evidence. The Countess is over forty, although she looks much less. The DAUGHTER OF A SHOEMAKER at the age of eighteen she had already given her parents trouble, and the police were in- vited to supervise her doings. A few years later, under the name of "Pussy Uhl." she was the most feted demi-mondaine in Frank- fort. Later she removed to Hamburg, where she easily disposed of the thousands supplied by successive admirers. Finally, a gift from one of these of Â£ 1,000 enabled her to marry a wealthy hotel keeper. She appeared, how- ever, not very long after in the divorce court, and eventually married the Count. At the time of the trial she was said to be living on an allowance of PB monthly given by her first husband. Three bottles of champagne a day were stated to be her average consumption, while she has had particular weaknesses for morphine, brandy, and tobacco.
THE WILL OF MR. FELS. The Philadelphia. correspondent, of the Times says the will of Mr. Joseph Fels is very brief, and disposes of ati estate valued at Â£ 40.000 and upwards," the whole of which is bequeathed "to my dear wife, Mollie Fels," but the testator asks her to pay Â£ 10,000 to his secretary. Walter Coates, of i)lid.dl,sbi-oLi(gl-i, York,hire, "free of all sums he may owe me. as a token of my appreciation of his faithfulness to me and as a man."
LORD CONGLETON FOR SOUTH POLE. Lieutenant Lord Congleton, Grenadier Guards, is, says the Daily Mail, to be per- mitted to accompany Sir Ernest Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition.
BRIGHT HUES AT A FUNERAL. I 1 j 1 L ..1. u I T\- .I. _1- At tne luuerai at ^oicnesier 01 Jir. ruinc*. R. Green, an Essex magistrate and bank manager, by his wish no mourning was worn. The bearers, the drivers of the hearse and carriages, and many of the mourners wore buttonholes of bright-hued flowers.
BABY SMOTHERED BY A PET DOG. The child of Dr. Munden, of Chalford, Stroud, was found dead in its cot on Thurs- day. with a pet (og lying across its face. It had been suffocated.
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