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NEWS IN BRIEF.

NEWS IN A NUTSHELL

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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 £ 14.730,000, an increase for the year of £ 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 £ 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 patientsâ354 males and 385 femalesâwere 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 £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 £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 £800, £5;553 has been subscribed to the £ 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 £ 165,574, and the amount distributed in grants £ 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 £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 £ 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

.-.- - -"- -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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