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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 £ 51,000,000 on the Nary and V-161,000,000 on drink. H COnION INFORMER'S" £ 13,000. The whole of the litigation against Sir Stuart Samuel, M.P. for Whitechapel, in which penalties of £ 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. £ 500,000 COTTON FIRE. Fire at Cotton Green, Bombay, on Monday destroyed 60,000 bales of cotton, and the dam- age amounts to £ 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. £ 40,000 FOR POLISH BOY SCOUTS. Dr. A. Burzynski, a leading Polish physi- cian, left all his fortune, £ 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 £ 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

DROWNE1) ON \!ONKYMOON

.-.- - -"- -ACCIDENT TO WARSHIP.

SUNK BY GERMAN LINER.

BREAKDOWN ON DISTRICT RAILWAY,

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OSCAR SLATER'S CASE.

ATTEMPT TO BURN A CHURCH.

GENEVA BETTING FORBIDDEN.

DUBLIN. LABOUR TROUBLE.

A CHURCH FOR WOMEN.

"NOT A SOFT MAGISTRATE."

A NEW ANAESTHETIC.

- p-SPRATS NOT SARDINES.

NEARLY BURIED ALIVE.

AIRMAN'S FATAL LOOP.

WIFE'S PAST LIFE.

THE WILL OF MR. FELS.

LORD CONGLETON FOR SOUTH POLE.

BRIGHT HUES AT A FUNERAL.…

BABY SMOTHERED BY A PET DOG.

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