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-. T DEATH OF A GENERAL.'

CANADA STRIKES OIL.

SHOOTING AT A CYCLIST.

ALLEGED THIEF INJURED.

PRISONER'S DARING ESCAPE.

COSTLY BROKEN AXLE.

-------CHARGE OF STEALING…

YOUTH'S REMARKABLE CAREER.

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YOUTH'S REMARKABLE CAREER. A young man wTio was indicted at the Middlesex Sessions last week in the name of "Charles Cooper, 'twenty-six, stableman," but whose real name is -George Bunce, and his age twenty, was shewn tc have had a remarkable career of crime since he entered his 'teens. The present charge was one ot obtaining board and lodging at Hanwell by repre- senting himself to be an officer of the Crimina! Investigation Department. Bunco is a Willesden 'boy, and was a trouble at school. After leaving school he lost all his situations through dishonesty. He then enlisted at liounslow, but his mother shewed that he was under age, and he was dis- missed the service. He was employed at Ilarlesden, but ran away and enlisted again, and was once more dismissed on account of his youth. Later he enlisted at Kingston as Walter Carson, in the East Surrey Regiment, and was passed for service in South Africa. As soon as he got his khaki outfit he deserted, and in various parts of North London, Tottenham, and Willesden defrauded householders on whom he V, r quartered himself by posing as a recruiting-sergeant sent to the district: to obtain enlistments for service in SotAl-i Africa. lie was sent to prisun for that offence, Lut an scon as he was released he started swindling in a slightly different form. He was wounded, he said, in the war, and was employed by the War Ofiice to 'ind the relatives and friends of soldiers who died in South Africa and had left property, lie obtained board and lodging, and borrowed money from his dupes. He was punished Sol, that. His next adventure was in khaki. He had become a corporal, and wore the South African ribbon. This was in July of last year. lIe was Corporal George Smith, of the King's Royal Rifles, when he called at a job master's at South Hackney and hired a iiorse and phaeton "to take his wife and children for a drive." He drove away, and at the iirst place lie put up at he left the "phaeton and arrived at Herticrd cnftlie horse. He pulled up at an hotel and asked a policeman to hold the horse, telling the i man that lie was servant, to Colonel Jenks, 2nd I East Surrey Regiment, and was sent in advance to prepare for a camp at Hertford. He ordered six policemen for the camp. He fared well at the .hotel, went out for a ride the following morn-) ing, and turned up at Welwyn as a corl oral in the Royal Dragoon Guards. Here a. do, was the ,caus.e of his downfall. He said it was his colonel's, ,hut iT was the property of Mr. Allied J. Reynolds, J.I\, of Digswell, one of whose sons identified it. He was arrested, and in October was sentenced at the Herts Quarter Sessions to nine months' hard Jab our. As soon as he was released he went back to his old methods, posing as a sergeant in the Dragoons, as an oflicial of the London United Electric Tram- ways, and then as a detective. Sir Ralph Littler imposed a sentence of eighteen •,months' hard labour.

BANQUET TO LORD KITCHENER…

"COL." LYNCH COMMITTED FOR…

COLONEL FORESTIER-WALKER KILLED.

---ALPINE FATALITIES.

REFITTING II. M.S. LED A.

DAMAGES FOR A JILTED WIDOW.

--------------ACCIDENT TO…

DESTRUCTIVE PKAWN TRAWLING.

----.--WESLEYANS AND DR. BEET.

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STRANGE WILL CASE. I

STRANGE RAT STORY.

A DU At BELL'S BANK SENTENCE.

|RAILWAY REFORM.

DEMANDED CONJUGAL RIGHTS.

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