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EPITOME OF NEWS. 0- "He said that I had a heart like a brick," said a police-sergeant, in giving evidence at Kingston. The improved Dreadnought, Neptune, built at Portsmouth, has arrived at Devonport. A live Teddy-bear is kept as a pet in a Thames Ditton bungalow, and accompanies its owner on the river. Mr. T. Seanlan, a Glasgow solicitor, has been returned unopposed as Nationalist M.P. for North Sligo. Joseph Walton, aged 17, of Westferry-road, Hillwall, was found dead in one of the Green- wich public baths. The Dean and Chapter of Worcester have appointed the Rev. Horace Monroe, rector of Wit ley, to succeed Mr. Furneaux as vicar of Mcrtlake. Lady Wilson, widow of the late Sir Mathew Wilson, Bart., of Eshton Hall, Yorkshire, died at Frome Whiteficld House, Dorchester, fin her ninety-eighth year. Fire has seriously damaged Messrs. Matthews and Co.'s r ur-j manufactory, Scrutton-si root, Finsbury, the workpeople having to rush into the street. On the moorlands of Devon women and children have been busy gathering in the whortleberry harvest. The berries arc unusually large and luscious this year. I Five hundred summonses for non-payment of rates wore applied for and obtained at Acton Police-court by the district council. As a result of a bicye'e accident. Dr. Arthur Foxwoll, professor of therapaut-ics in Birming- ham university, has died in Learning ton, fifty-six. At Bristol, Harriet Clark, aged 72, was fiwd two guineas for making a .false statement in order to obtain an old-age pension. Count Leo Tolsty is at present engaged on a report on the evils of compulsory .•iiiitr.ry service. He intends to read the i^mself at the next Peace Conference at The If; g. "Where did he kick V()u?" asked a solicitor in cross-examining a police officer at Jiuiigswn. "In the square," was the reply. Sir Edward Grey stated in the House ,of Com- mons that he h:.d no information to :chow that Russian officers in the Persian army were being replaced by German officers. The body of a showman named A-ndcrton, aged about 70 years, was found in the River Sid at Sidmouth, chise to where an encampment had been made the previous night. According to a telegram from Tokyo 'the Japanese Government has ordered a grand piece of brocade, the weaving of which is to be done at Kioto, to decorate one of the halls in the Palace of Peace at The Hague. The demolition of Holy Trinity Churchy Kingsway, the walls of which have cracked since the construction of the underground tramway, has been sanctioned by Dr. Tristram at the St. Paul's Consistory Court, Returning from a beanfeast, William Webb, an East-end carman, stoppefl to joke with the driver of a van, and in attempting to get into it from the rear, fell under the wheels of a vehicle behind and received fatal injuries. Motorists summoned at Kingston loir driving at speeds varying from 34 to 40 milee an hour, were fined £ 4 and 95 and costs. Failure to have identification plates illumimateci eqat A2 and costs. In the sections devoted to horses at Dublin Horse Show there are 1,245 entries, as against 1,211 last year; and in the sheep classes there are 358 pens-an increase of 148. Much perturbation was caused at Brest, France, by a sharp shock of earthquake, which lasted three seconds. Earthquarkes have occurred in Portugal and Calabria. Aged about.56, a respectably dressed man of fair complexion, with hair and moustache turning grey, was found drowned in the Thames off Queen's Promenade, Kuigsfccm, tnc At the half-yearly meet* of the shareholders of the Manchester Ship Canal, the chairman said there were signs of improvement in some quarters, but not all round. Dr. E. C. Seaton, the county medical officer of health for Surrey, declares m his. annual report that there should be better watering in the summer time of the byways of the poorer parts of the districts suburban to London. In this way, he said, infant mortality might be reduced. Four thousand Warwickshire motorists have petitioned the Warwickshire County Council in favour of the compulsory carrying of lighted lanterns or lamps, which should be visible in both directions, by the persons in charge of cattle or horses which are travelling along the roads at night. At Bristol, George Milne Lundie, 34, was fined £20 and costs for embezzling the moneys of the Rudge Whitworth Cycle Coynpany, Coventry. It was stated that the defendant had managed the company's depot at Clifton, 1 and irregularities were discovered. The committee which was appointed by tits Sydney Chamber of Commerce to inquice into the detrioration of frozen meat, recommends that a full inquiry be made into tfte cause of the damage sustained by, meat, at the ports, of discharge. When George Bonner, » gardener at Witley, Surrey, was cycling past cross-roads at Horsley, a motor-ear darted out across his path, and, catching the car full in the side, Bonuer was thrown over the handlebars into the car, the owner of whith stopped the car to allow him to alight, gave him 7s- and drove off. It was announced a few days ago that a Lon- don clergyman had held his vicariate for 40 years. This record is beaten by that of the Rev. W. X. Springett, vicar of Dunkirk, Kent, who has ministered in the parish for 55l years, having been appointed to the living in January, 1854. Mr. Joe Elvin proponoded a scheme for the erection of a home for the reception of variety performers who had fallen on evil times when he presided at a meeting of variety artists held at the Camberwell Empire. He offered to give a site of twenty to twenty-five acres for the pur- pose. An extraordinary sitnaiioa has arisen at Gorey. Wexford, where there has been no meet- ing of the Town Commissioners since March. It is stated that the large representation secured by the Labour party has been resented by the remainder of the Board, who nave declined to attend meetings, and in whose a there is no quorum.. At Lutterworth, Cecil flail, a ii" Reint- nington-road, London, was sentenced to six months' imprisonment for att*mpkiug to obtain. money by falae pretence Hall teierraphed to thajgoatmastsr at Bitteswull ia t&ejhUM of Mr. E. W. Gillespie Staiaton, a instiee of tlMtjMMt, for MS, as he had suddenly na sks«t.||^ £ 5« f»rswriy im Mr. Btoiwt— •> *f«
LORD KITCHENER'S POST. j TO SUCCEED DUKE OF CONNAUGHT. The post of High Commissioner and Com- I mander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean, which the Duke of Connaught resigned, because, it is said, the position was a sinecure, has, at the request of the Government, been accepted by Lord Kitchener, who is to be raised to the rank of Field-Mrashal. Before taking up the new command, however, Lord Kitchener has a great deal of important work to accomplish in Australia and New Zealand. Meanwhile the Mediterranean command will be held by General Sir Forestier-Walkc-r. The statement issued by the War Office says I that Lord Kitchener will first proceed to Japan to represent the King and the British Army at I the grand manoeuvres next November. From there, at the requests of the Governments of Australia and New Zealand, he will visit the Commonwealth and Dominion to inspect their troops, and to advise as to the best way of giving effect to certain proposals for the de- velopment of their military forces which are being discussed at the Imperial Conference in London. Afterwards he will come home and take up his new command. He will have a seat on the Committee of Imperial Defence. In view of new developments in organisation, the statement concludes, the Mediterranean Command assumes increased importance; and it will be take^i up by Lord Kitchener with the object of. giving it its proper place in the general scheme of Imperial Defence. j
HEAVY FINE FOR BETTING. On Monday, at Middlesex Sessions, Joseph John Priest, a fishmonger, was charged with having used his shop at Hornsey for the pur- pose of betting. Evidence for the prosecution was that in six days eighty-four men and two women were seen to visit the shop ami hand ¡ 1ll betting slips. When taken to the police- station after the police had raided the j premises defendant turned out his pockets, j As lie drew forth a baize bag six slips tell cut, and he said to a constable: "You must have put them there." -TjNK-eoiietable denied I iL lil- Defendaut on oath denied taking bets in his EIIOP, but, cross-examined, he admitted taking bets in a City street. He was found guilty, and fined 975 and costs. The Chairman referred to the mischief done by betting. The insane habit on the part of those who could ill afford it, he said, of laying out money in the hope of getting something for nothing was the cause of much mischief among the community. I
MISS DIANA CHURCHILL. i I The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winston Churchill was christened on Mon- day afternoon in St. Stephen's Chapel in the crypt of the House of Commons. The cere- mony was performed by Archdeacon Wilber- Lme, Chaplain of the House, and the child received the name of Diana. Besides the J>arents the congregation • included Lady Blanche- Ilozicr (grandmother), Miss Hazier,- Lady St. Holier, Mr. Runciman (President of the Board of Education), Colonel Secly, (Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies), avd Mr. Lamont, M.P. The godfather and godmothers; were the Duke of Marlborough, Lady Blanche llosJer, Mrs. George Cornwall is West" Ladv Gwendo- line Churchill, and Miss Hozier. Mr. Cecil Gr en fell acted as proxy for the Duke of Marlborough, aud Miss Hozier for, Mis. Corn- I wallis West.
i' BLANKET TOSSING FORBIDDEN. -c Rigid instructions, have been issued to tlel troops of the Aldersbot Division, forbidding "tossing in the blanket." This (Jrclef" is the result of a fatality which occurred at A camp between Maidenhead and Bray, where the troops were resting after divisional 111,U vres. Some mock courts-martial had been held and prisoners sentenced to tossing in the blanket. One private in the Leinsters who W8.8 so thrown fell ctcan through the biauket and broke his back.
F ATA SIDE SLIP, While cycling on Monday, afternoon im Scutfcgate-road, Islington, a young woman named Alice Pugh, of Finsbury Park, en- deavoured to pass between a cart and a biewer's dray, but had a side-slip, and, fall- ing in front of the cart, was run over and le killed. The owner of the cart, Edward Ives, was leading his horse at the time, and heard the shrieks of the bystanders, but before he ascertained what was wrong the off-wheel of the cart had passed over the cyclist's neck.
1 MOTOR-LAUNCH EXPLOSION. ¡ THREE LIVES LOST. An explosion on a motor launch, believed to have resulted in the death of three per- | sons, and the total destruction of the vessel ¡' by fire, has occurred near Auchencairn, on the Solway Firth. The occupants of the boat were its owner, Mr. Alan Fergusson, of The Hill, Creetown (a son of the late Sir James Fergusson, who was killed in the earthquake in Jamaica), Mrs. Fergusson, Captain Hendryson Caird,, Mr. Adam Birrell, Creetown, and Mr. Sydney Seal, chauffeur to Mr Fergusson. The launch was returning to Creetown from Jxippford when the accident occurred, Mr. Birrell swam ashore. Mrs. Fergussoni was picked up in a dying condition by a small steamboat, which put off from Bal- carry on receipt of news of the disaster. She was lashed to the mast of the launch, antt had drifted seven miles from the place where j the latter blew up. She succumbed to her injuries soon after. Captain Caird was rescued, and is doing well. Mr. Fergusson and Seal are missing, and it is to be feared both are dead. The cause of the accident is believed fA) have been the upsetting of a cooking stove, which set the petrol on fire.
LATJNDRYMAN'S NEW TRADE. Described as a laundryman, H. Thurlow, at Middlesex Sessions on Saturday, admitted a remarkable series of burglaries committed within a fortnight, although he had never been in trouble before. Counsel stated that the prisoner bad. broken into eleven houses in Paddington, and in each case stole jewellery and cash. He had also broken into a house at Kilbttrnr and another at Cricklewood. It seemed that there had been an epidemic of burglaries1 going on in Kilburn, Willesden, and Harrow. In this case the prisoner restricted his work to the Kilburn and Paddington districts. It was stated that before starting these burglaries Thurlow took his wife and two children to the Acton Workhouse, ar:d said to the porter that he found them on the roatl and they were destitute. A detective said he did not think the people in one of the streets in which the prisoner had operated went to sleep after several burglaries bad been committed. Everybody was up after him. Sentence of three years' penal servitude with two years' police supervision was passed.
LOVER'S LAST MESSAGE. A sad farewell letter was left by Chariot Henry Mitchell, novel ■-twenty-one, the son of. a greengrocer living in Ball's Poud-road, Islington, who committed suicide. Three weeks ago the young lad1.- to whom he was engaged to be married dird of con- sumption, and since then he had been de- pressed. A brotlier stated that for three ■weeks past the deceased had remarked every night on going to bed, "Another night. nearer death." At the inquest a letter iias: read addressed to "Dear father, mother, and &11," in which he wrote:— "I have gone to my poor Emily, and I hope my troubles are over. My wish is ttf be buried in a decent manner on the right- hand side of Emily, so that my heart Í5- near her the same as it is to-day."
-2- SCALDED TO DEATH. Three men lost their lives on Saturday at Burnley owing to the bursting of a steam pipe. They were engaged in fixing a superheated at the Burnley Paper Works, an old-estab- lished firm which employs a large number of hands. One of the steam pipes, which was under a. pressure of 1201bs. per square inch, 4suddenly burst, and severely scalded fetw workmen. They were removed to the hot- pital, where in the evening three of the. died. Tiieir names are Henry Richmond, mechanic's labourer; William Dixon, fire beater; and Herbert Massey. The fourtlfe man, Richard Jack, a foreman mechanic was scalded badly on the arms, but was ablo to go home.
7,000 MILES FOR A BRIDE. Associated with the arrival at Plymouth on Saturday from New York of Mr. Henry Thomas, a prosperous Texan farmer, is (k strange marriage romance. The United States Immigration officiale MK aentlv ordered the deportation from America of a woman named Matilda Kuhlmann, whflr was practically the fiancee of Mr. Thomas, Refusing to be separated from her he de- cided to share her exclusion, if necessary, and accordingly arrived at Plymouth last1 Saturday, en route for Bremen. There W intends to marry the lady, and he will after- wards return to New, York with his bride. The American authorities refused permis- sion for the couple to marry in New York, hence the 7,000 miles' journey. ,i' <. I
AltttOPLANE WORLD'S RECORD. Thiy world's record for a continuous aero- plane flight, hitherto held by Mr. Wilbur* Wright, was broken at Mourmelon-le-Grand on Saturday morning by M. Soger Sommetf, who remained in the air for 2 Jbauw 27 minutes 15 seconds, as compared with 3'uø 20 minutes, Mr. Wright's time. M. Sommer began his flight at 3.14 iis bright moonlight. He kept continually at height of between six and1 thirty yards. The enthusiasm knew no bounds when M« Sommer broke Mr. Wilbur Wright's world& record. The aviator came to earth again at 5.41.15 a. m. His health was drunk in the shed where his aeroplane is housed.- v:
GRpESOME ACCIDENT. A hearse, on the way to the cemetery af* Erith, overturned, and the coffin, containing tho remains of an old lady, was thrown' into tJJø roadway.. The funeral party had travelled all the way from .Limehpuae to Erith, and. the two* horse* drajviiiygr the hearse*; whiQji wero veiry tifed# jibqedi wfeile ascending a Steep h&I. The horses Started backwards, turning th# ■ iKfdrap^yer, with the result that fclaogtaaa pa—l# wwfe smashed to atoms and the coffin thrown ost is front of the mosrners who, were, in ? Obacht immediately befeiad. Farfetafrtelj tfat oriU wa§ bcokob
OUR LONDON LETTER. [From Our Special Correspondm&j No military appointment of recent years has caused more discussion than that of Lord Kitchener to succeed the Duke of Connaught as High Commissioner and Commander-in- Chief in the Mediterranean. It will be re- membered that the reason for his Royal Highness's resignation of the post was rumoured to be that he considered it a sine- cure, the expenditure upon which could not be justified. The acceptance of the position by Lord Kitchener, therefore, has occasioned no little talk, for the Commander-in- Chief in India is the last man in the Army to consent to adorn a merely ornamental office. It may probably be- taken for granted, either that there are great possibilities about the Mediterranean, command, or that something will be done to make it more important than it is already. Lord Kitchener's record, at any rate, affords sufficient grounds for the prophecy that be will not be content unless he finds his hands full of work. When he went to India, Lord Rosebery, with his gift of happy phrase, said .we had sent Hercules to the Hima- layas." Lord Kitchener's work in our Indian Emopir-e has been worthy of his great reputa- tion, and there can be little doubt that by his genius for organisation and administration his new post will, in the words of the War Office announcement, "assume increased im- portance." Having given the Finance Bill a fortnight's rest, the House of Commons returns to the consideration of that highly important mea- sure this week. During the interval fuller powers have been conferred upon the Deputy- Cliairii-ian of Committees, the result of which il8 expected to be to secure the more rapid despatch of business. Other things have ialso happened in the interval. Many mem- bers have tasted the joys of holidays and ffiner weather, and have returned to work with the feeling—common enough after a Jholiday-that they would like a little more. They are less inclined than before to spend long hours in heated arguments upon the merits or demerits of the Chancellor's Bill. Then there have been indications in some im- portant Opposition journals which seem to point to a change of tactics on the part of op- ponents of the Bill in Parliament. It is said that the Budget is popular, that the Govern- ment has regained in the country the strength which until a little while ago it seemed to have lost, and, finally, that the Bill will go through both Houses without much further trouble. There are still, how- ever, voices which say things quite the oppo- site of these. It is evident that the Budget fight is entering upon a very interesting stage. Since the assassination of Sir Curzon Wyllie some out of the large number of Indian students in London have found them- selves in an atmosphere tinged with distrust and suspicion, one result of which is a reluc- tance on the part of boarding-house keepers to take in young Indians of whomr they know nothing. Though the loyalty of the greater number of students is unquestioned it was in- evitable that the terrible crime committed by one of their number should create such a feel- ing, which nevertheless operates hardly upon those whose sole object is to study for the professions, and who are untainted by sedi- tionary influences. For these the scheme sketched by the Under-Secretary for India should prove a great boon. A Committee has been formed to formulate plans for introduc- ing lonely Indian students to families fitted to receive them, and the Government are also going to take a house in a central position where the activities of Indian societies may be concentrated in the students' behalf. Con- ducted on sensible lines such an organisation as this should be able to do much good. One of the Progressive members of the London County Council said not long ago that if his party are returned to power next year they will immediately set about the re- establishment of a steamboat service on the Thames. Probably, however, they will find private enterprise in possession of the water- way. It all depends, I suppose, upon the sue- tees or non-success of the experiment which is about to commence, for the private com- pany which has acquired a number of the boats abandoned by the Council is about to bring them into service. There is only the f ag-end of the summer for them, but if the: I present glorious weather lasts the boats aN pretty certain to do well, and to be plying from Chelsea to Greenwich again next sum- mer. If so, it is hardly likely that the County Council will buy and fit out a fleet of new boats to engage in the risky experiment of competing with those of the company. The Thames-lover, however, will not be disposed to complain so long as he can have his trip on the river again, which he has so long had to deny himself. Lieutenant Shaekleton's statement as to the financial aspect of his Antarctic expedi- tion will no doubt come as a aqrprize., to a good many people, who had the impression that the explorer had behind him the Government or one of the scientific societies. As a matter of fact, however, this expedition, the story of which will fill so many glowing, pages in the history of exploration, was a private one, and entirely unofficial. Lieu- tenant Shaokleton had to give his personal guarantee in order to raise the money neces- sary for the purpose, and he is in the posi- tion of having to discharge' guarantees amounting to £20,000 by July next. This, of course, (es not represent the whole of the expenditure iu connection with the expedi- tion. Tlw Australian Government eontvir-' buted £ 5v0QQ aad. that of New Zealand* £ 1,000 the application of Lieuttntftatv Shackleto«., but our contributed nothing, though it must De said iUpt Jlkkf .pmn sot asked to do m. It mmb 5 *0* mm. fmr tk«t 9mm which may be made from Lieutenant Shackietor.'s bock and lectures should have to be devoted to discharging liabilities in- curred in connection with the expedition. There seems to be a very good case here for a national fund, One of the greatest attractions of London in August for many people are the Promenade Concerts at Queen's Hail, which are about to begin again. There has been nothing more notable in recent years in the musical life of London than the success of these concerts. Considering the very high standard of the performance it is natural that. they should be enjoyed by the elect, but the surprising thing has been the discovery that the elect are a vastly more numerous body than was sup- posed a few years ago. The Promena.de Con- certs have made their, own public, and it is a wonderfully intelligent public, whose taste in music is beyond reproach. When the Con- certs were started several years ago their speedy failure was prophesied. It was said that people in London would not pay to hear really good music. One has only to pay a visit to the Queen's Hall during the season, and to see the packed promenade, to realise how completely that prophecy is falsified every night. A. E. M.
1 Oa fctfiday at his home *1 Lllncrick^ Mictosi Xtowney, a Tralee postal official, was drowned while bathing in tke Shttiwoa. In.a donkey cruelty can at SctfboWttjjfli tlM Mayor said there should be a law passed to pre- vent adults ridisg donkeys, as it lad to grsat dssl of orneltj.