A DOG STEALER. At Bow-street on Faturday, before Mr. Curtis Bennett, Fritz Mandel, an Austrian, was charged with stealing valuable dogs. It was stated that the prisoner, writing in the name of a lady from various addresses in London, had obtained possession of Pome- ) ranian and other valuable dogs advertised for sale or exchange, and failed to pay for I them or send other dogs in exchange. When he was arrested twenty-one dogs were found at his address in Wandsworth-road. Two cases were gone into, in which it was alleged that a Pomeranian, value £ 10, was obtained from Mr. J. Locngstaff, of Diamond-hill, Dar- lington, and two dogs of similar breed, value J225, from the Rev. John Harris, of Milford Haven. The prisoner pleaded guilty to one case. He was sentenced to three months' hard labour and recommended for I deportation.
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I EPITOME OF NEWS. — I ( More than nine thousand persons were im- prisoned for debt last year. Charles Southwell was killed by a fall of coal at Annesley Colliery, Notts. Fifteen miners were killed at Matehaula, | Mexico, by the fall of a cage. Mras. Pambla was fined £ 2 at Cromer for Mine. Pambla was fined X2 at Cromer for practising palmistry. Prince Mohammed Hassan, the Shah's brother, j 3ias been appointed Persian heir apparent. ¡ About 15,000 masons of the 20,000 employed in Paris are now on strike. I Twenty-five thousand people attended the funeral of the victims of the explosion at the gasworks in Geneva. L With a small punt line from a boat at Alder- ncy a lady caught a crayfish two feet long and eighteen inches in girth- Over 7,900 Bermondssy houses have not been visited by sanitary inspectors for three years. A man named Pusskorin, a gardener in St. Petersburg, has succeeded in producing a black rose. A man named Gotobed was sent to prison for twenty-three months at the London Sessions for theft. A little boy named John Fannin was run over by a motro-car at Donnybrook, near Dublin, and died within a few minutes. Sir Francis Brady, Bart., County Court Judge of Tyrone, has died at Dalkev, co. Dublin, aged eighty-five The Northumberland Miners' Executive have decided not to proceed further with the pro- posed Labour College. Lieutenant General Bahnson, formerly Danish Minister of War, has died at Copen- hagen after a long illness. lIe was eighty-one years of age. The North British Locomotive Combine, at ■Glasgow, has booked for ex port forty-five loco- motives. One-half of these is for Natal. I Captain R. C. A. McCalmont, Irish Guards, lias been appointed Adjutant of the Eton College Contingent of the Officers* Training I Corps. Lieutenant-Colonel It. «T. S. Simpson, Pro- fessor of Tropical Medicine at the Royal Army fessor of Tropical Medicine at the Royal Army Medical College, has been appointed to the London District. Mr. Herbert Simmons, the chairman of the Hop Growers' Defence League, does not think it will be necessary to have any large imports of foreign hops this year. An inmate of the Winchester workhouse has written to the master to the effect that unless he is supplied with tobacco, sugar, and tea he will not remain in the "house," While two visitors were bathing at Caister their clothes were buried by a fall of cliff, and it was an hour before they recovered them. As the result of their adopting the "hunger strike" policy, the seven Suffragettes com- mitted to Walton Gaol, Liverpool, have all been released. Fumes igniting during the heating of some Brunswick black set fire to Messrs. J. Smith Dent's oil stores at Fulham. and the manager was injured while trying to check the flames. A boiler exploded in Oporto in a factory where twenty-eight men were working. All the men were injured, many seriously. Two persons were killed and thirteen others were mortally injured by an explosion in a cartridge factory at Bud a pest. A hansom-cab horse, while crossing Waterloo- bridge, bolted and knocked two men down. They were removed to hospital, where one lay un- conscious for three hours. A tramp, who was sentenced to fourteen days at Woking for begging, appeared in the dock without boots, socks, or shirt- Mr. Clyde Fitch's play, "The Woman in the Case," which was first seen at the Garrick, seems likely to have a long second lease of life at the New Theatre. The arbitration award in the dispute between the Canadian Pacific Railway dockmen and the company recommends a ten per cent. increase in the wages of the men. A Spanish brigantine has been wrecked on the coast of the island of Fuerte Venture. The master and eight men of the crew were drowned. Henry Blagden, an auxiliary postman, of Cainscross, Gloucestershire, was sentenced to six weeks' hard labour for attempting to obtain money by purporting to be the long-lost brother of an Aberdeen man. The number of persons on the registers of the Metropolitan Employment. Exchanges as seeking employment at the beginning of July was 7,839, and at the end of the month 9,493. The number of situations notified by employers during the month was 3,545, situations filled through the exchanges, 2,913; and filled other- wise than through the exchanges or remaining unfilled, 632. Mr. F. W. Thompson, managing director of the Ogilvie Flour Mills Company, Ltd., Mani- toba, states that laboratory tests with the new Canadian wheat crop show that the quality is the beat for many years, both in strength and colour, and that the total yield will amount to about 115,000,000 bushels. Following upon the announcement that the Coventry Ordnance Works had received an order which would give work to hundreds of additional hands, there has been a daily proces- sion of workmen from other engineering centres to Coventry, and the local unemployed have also besieged the works. I In spite of a strongly worded circular issued by the executive committee of the Durham Miners' Association against the practice of I stopping pits without notice, two Durham pits, the Houghton and the Lumley Collieries, owned by the Lambton Collieries, Limited, have been laid idle. Houghton employs 1,600 workers and Lninley 600. After having been running on short time for many months the Glasgow cotton mills have gone on to full running, and the manufacturers declare that the prospects are now decidedly better. Firms which specialise in the better class of shirtings are as busy as can be, and have every available loom in operation. Alderman Frankenburg, of Hefferston Grange, Weaverham, Northwich, ex-Mayor of Salford, has decided to offer a substantial prize for the first aviator who flies over and alights in Hefferston Grange Park. The output of the Dominion Coal Company at Sydney, Nova Scotia, for July, was 136,000 tons, exclusive of the amount taken from the banking station. The company expect to double the amount during August. The retirement of Lieut.-Colonel R. K. Bevington from the command of the 22nd Bat- talion, County of London Territorials, breaks a family connection with Britain's auxiliary forces extending over vows.
OUR LONDON LETTER. [From Our Special Correspondent,"} This country has not had much of a hand in the history which has been made in the Rheims flying week. There was only one British competitor, and his name does not appear in the list of prize winners. France and America have taken all the glory. In the meantime, however, our most successful British aeroplane, which, by the way, is de- signed and driven by an American, has been pegging away steadily at home. Mr. Cody has made a new record for England, and his time of under ten minutes for a flight of seven and a half miles would be considered very good anywhere. Mr. Cody is certainly one of the aviators to be reckoned with. His machine is the heaviest now flying, and he seems to experience no difficulty in carrying a passenger. His performances would have startled the world only a few months ago, though they may now seem unsensational compared with those of Blerict, Farman, Latham, Curtiss, and the rest. It is quite on the cards that Mr. Cody may make his- tory on his own account. Another season's cricket is on the wane. The championship is now decided, and the honour belongs to the men of Kent. Right nobly have they deserved the distinction. Everyone who has the best interests of county cricket at heart—who has a real love for the game will join in hearty congratula- tions to the players on their achievement. Nowadays when so many of our sports are mere panderings to spectacular and financial interests, the prosperity of Kent inspires hope for our national summer pastime. There is always something suggestive of pulse- stirring enthusiasm about Kent cricket, a fire, a zeal and a spontaneity, coupled with a cheery acceptance' of Fortune's varying cir- cumstances. If we had sixteen counties, playing only home born players and playing the game in the spirit in which it is piayed by Kent, the question of reviving the interest in county cricket should be solved. A hotel where there are to be no tips sounds much too good to be true. An at- temnt is to be made, however, to run a new hotel shortly to be opened in the Strand on a system of uniform prices and no tips. Tra- vellers and others have raged against the tipping system ever since it was invented, but very few people have the courage not to tip in places where the system prevails. Rail- way porters are engaged by the companies to attend to passengers' luggage, and are paid for doing that work, but a passenger relying UDon that fact, and assuming that his luggage would therefore be dealt with as he reouired, even if he omitted a tip to the porter, might find himself put to a good deal of inconvenience. In hotels everybody ex- pects a tip—waiters, chambermaid, hall- porter, and boots all consider they have a right to take toll of the guests. The result is a severe tax upon people of moderate means. The experiment of a hotel where tips are forbidden will be watched with interest. On October 8 Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree will unveil a mural memorial marking the site of the Shakespeare Globe Playhouse, Bankside. The inscription on the memorial runs: "Here stood the Globe Playhouse of Shakespeare, 1598-1613. Commemorated by the Shakespeare Reading Society of Lon- don, and by subscribers in the United King- dom and India." Though not the first of the Bankside playhouses, the Globe is the one whose name is most familiar, from its asso- ciation with Shakespeare's company, and with Shakespeare himself. Its site is now covered by the brewery of Messrs. Barclay and Perkins. This great brewery had its origin in a much smaller affair which belonged to Mr. Thrale, the friend of Dr. Johnson. The great man was the brewer's executor, and it was on the premises that he used a phrase which has been quoted many thousands of times since. He said, "We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vate, but the potentiality of wealth beyond the dreams of avarice." In London, declared the Southwark coroner the other day, we want a seventh sense to cross the road in safety. There is no doubt that the comilng of the motor-'bus and the taxioab has tremendously increased the dangerg of the streets. This is proved by the alarming increase in the number of acci- dents during the past few years. Familiarity with the dangers of street traffic breeds something like contempt, and the seasoned motor-car dodger daily takes risks which would make the blood of a country visitor run cold. The authorities construct subways for his convenience and safety, but he much prefers to slip across the road under horses' heads and just escaping the wheel of a motor-rbus than to pass underneath in unex- citing security. The Southwark coroner said that the safest plan for crossing the road is to place oneself under the protection of a constable. This opens up a pleasant prospect for City policemen. It is interesting to note that, according to the "New York Times," there is an improve- ment in manners in America. As instances, it points out that railway companies are issuing manifestoes to their employees, tell- ing them not to insult more people than necessacy, as such conduct takes up valuable time that might be devoted to swelling. divi- dends that multi-milliona.ires are acquiring the habit of explaining that they mean no harm; that policemen, though they are more sturdy than ever, do not club total strangers quite so fiercely. Cooks are. giving notice the night before, instead of the morning of their departure; tradesmen are now waiting two or three seconds before ringing the door-bell a second time; even burglars are removing their hats in the presence of ladies sitting up in bed, and are using smokeless powder; yives are "boiling down" their curotuii lee- twos; "summer girls" ore -retur.ping tttoifQ I rings than heretofore; and children of | American parents with incomes of more than j R5,000 a year are often quite polite when | addressed by a stranger. A. E. M.
I SCHOOLBOYS ON STRIKE. Remarkable sccncs occurred at South amp- ton on Monday morning when the elemen- ¡ tary schools wore reopened after the summer ¡ hoi idays, nearly three hundred scholars I being looked out. A .mentli or two ago- one school was closed by ord.rr of (1 C -.ivernment insrcctor, and in to o" "at the expenditure of some v-- in 1 O'' ig'1 a new soiu.-ol the lc"al tui'VcA n Duai -i. adopted a rcdi«iribm,ion sc 1 • uiisf cds of chiM^en wore taken from schools- In c'ase r■ v; itv Jo \t i i h mcs and ova^xtd i i v/chort) m < j(i away. This s i rm of i i mi among the p Jl i s At n i L. c t1: on Monday seventy-two boys aii ( c\-four girls marshalled by their p uit p eson!;od themselves at St. Deny s' i f i ad;nksion.' The h t ur refused to admit them as they had been transferred to Portswood 88. )01. more than a mile distant. j Thc1:cmpon oae boy shouted, "Shall we go I to I\ i a 5" i is the shrill response of the j others, and i.hey all scampered ho ne. The parents say they are deter mined not to give in, and intend to send the children I to their old schools every day till they are admitted.
AVIATION WEEK FOR LONDON It was announced on Monday that Messrs. Bleriot aiW Latham have definitely signed a contact to ily at Wenroley Park, and have agreed to the v:ir'a;ive terms which have to be settled by the International Aeronautical Federation. The dates of the flights as at present ar- ranged will be between October 15 and Octo- ber 30. There will be five flights, to start be- tween two p.m. and sunset. The first section of the races will be divided into three flights—one of ten miles, which will be timed to fifteen minutes; a twenty miles race, the time not to exceed twenty- eight minutes; and the third of thirty the time of which, to Constitute a race, has not been decided upon as yet. The prises for the races will amount to 2,400 for the winner and £600 for the loser. There is also to be a high-flight race, the winner to receive £1,600, and the loser = £ 400. The ground available is much smaller than that at Rheims, but it is anticipated that over 300 acres of grass will be available, and all the trees which would prove an obsixiie- tion are being removed.
A CONJURING TRIOK. Calling at Wrotham Heath (Sevenoaks) Post-office on Monday afternoon, a well- spoken man, of about thirty, asked the post- mistress for three £ 1 postal orders. These he appoarad to place in a registered en- velope, and addressed it, and then tendered a cheque in payment. He was told that a cheque could not be accepted. Leaving the envelope on the counter he went away to get change. After the lapse. of nearly an hour the envelope was opened to disclose only a piece of paper, with the words, "Thank you" I written on it. A similar fraud by a man answering the same description is reported from Horsham, Sussex.
SCENE IN THE DOCK. 'I There was a somewhat extraordinary scene at the close of a case at London Sessions, in which the convicted man declared in a broken voice that he was innocent, and, i collapsing in the dock, had to be assisted by the warders to the cells. Before Mr. Loveland, K.C., John Pool- man, 37, carman, was found guilty of having stolen a coil of wire, the property of the, Great Eastern Railway Company. On the prison-er being sentenced to six months' imprisonment in the second division I he exclaimed, "Oh! What shall I do? Help me. Oh! Oh! Oh! What shall I do?" He burst into tears, and, apparently in a faint, fell forward on his knees. The warders went to his assistance, and the prisoner, crying bitterly, was led below.
A BEADLE IMPRISONED. I Mr. Joseph Marks, ward beadle for Far- II ringdon Within and parish clerk and sexton of Christ Church, Newgate-street, has had a curious adventure. While at work in the church he went into a cupboard to get some paper, and when he was inside the door was mysteriously closed and locked. Kicks at the door and shouts proved futile, and he remained imprisoned for more than an hour before some one con- nected with the church entered to ask if he had finished his work. Then the beadle was rescued, only to find that a sum of money had been stolen. Mr. J Marks himself saw no intruder in fche church. I ii ,——
A Wandsworth tradesman is offering for sale the lace veil in which King Edward was bap- j tised, and, which came into his possession through the death of One of the royal nurses, who had kept it as a souvenir of the event. I The death was reported at Bulford, Camp ) Hospital of Gunner Stone, 4th London Brigade Territorial Artillery, from burns caused by an explosion of paraffin at Bollestone Camp on Sunday, August 8th.
FLOOD HAVOC IN MEXICO. A flood in which it is estimated that at least 1,400 people have been drowned, and 30,000 rendered homeless, has occurred at Monterey, Mexico. Material losses are put down at over £ 3,000,000. The great loss of' life is due to the fact that the river Santa Catarina, which had been rising for three days, suddenly burst its banks at midnight and carried all before it. The streets of the city of Monterey and the entire suburb of San Luisito became rushing canals, which carried houses away and flooded and destroyed churches and other solid buildings. Many people were drowned in their beds, and corpses are stated to have been found floating everywhere in the streets. The electric light plant was des- troved, throwing the city into utter dark- ness. ai Monday the river had again gone down, but the town and its people present a piti- able sight. Thousands of homeless persona have taken refuge in the cathedral and the churches. Many structures, the walls of which are soaked with water, are collapsing, causing an additional loss of life. The railways are in a deplorable condi- tion. The total loss to the railways is esti- mated at half a million dollars. Eighteen blocks of residences and business houses were entirely swept away. The wealthy inhabitants and the .American resi- dents of Monterey are contributing to the fund which has v been opened to purchase food. The greatest loss of life was caused by the collapse of the reservoir dam. Monterey is situated in a cup-like valley, surrounded on three sides by steep mountains, and the waters rushed down this valley along the bed of the Santa Caterina river. It is stated that the rainfall which caused the floods amounted to eighteen inches.
RECORD BREAKING AT RHEIMS FARMAN WINS GRAND PRIX. The aviation week' at Rheims has certainly mad. history. Records of flight have been set up eiilv to be broken within a lew hours. Each day bus produced new records, and the interest and excitement has risen accordingly. Pfiulhan first created a sensation with a flight of 82 mjl-és, but this was eclipsed on Thursday by Latham, who covered 96 miles. On Friday this record was completely put into the shade by Mr. Henry Farman, who remained in the air for • three hours and four minutes, and covered 18D kilometres, which is just under 112 miles. As a matter of fact, he actually covered 186 kilometres in three hours sixteen minutes, but th judges left their box owing to the darkness, and they will only recognise the time and dis- tance recorded by them. Many competitors brought out their machines for the last chance of winning the Grand Prix de Champagne, but one by one they came to eartH until the contest resolved itself into a fight between Latham and Farman. When the former had covered 68 miles his petrol was ex- hausted, and Farman only was left. He con- tiuu-d his flight, flying at a great speed and at a considerable altitude. It was growing dark when, amidst a scene of unparalleled excitement, the timekeeper's board notified that Farman had broken Latham's official record. But still he went on. At 7.30, which is the official hour for ceasin the contests, Farman had flown 180 kilometres (113 miles) in 3 hours 4min. 56 2-5sec. Though Farman still continued his flight ther officials announced that they could take no official cognisance of further flight. The result is that Farman is the principal winner in the Grand Prix de Champagne, Latham is second, and Paulhan third. The conditions or the previous day, when Mr Latham flew 96! miles, were scarcely so favour- able. At one time during Mr. Latham's long flight the strength of the wind was signalled as zero, at another it ran up to about 24 miles an hour and blew in rain squalls across the ground. The machine sailed through the storm splen- didly, and when Latham had covered more than double the distance across the Channel be- tween Calais and Dover, it was realised how unfortunate he was when he made the attempt. During his flight Mr. Latham raced an ex- press and weathered a storm. In descending through lack of a further supply of fuel he slightlv dam aged the aeroplane. To show how quickly he travelled it is inter- esting to note that Latham did the 100 kilo- metres in Ihr. 28min. 17sec., compared with 2hrs. 4min. 33 sec. taken by Paulhan's biplane the previous day. M. Bleriot made two flights with passengers, but in the second of these descended among the spectators, injuring a few people slightly, and wrecking his best machine. AN AMERICAN VICTORY. The Gordon-Bennett International Cup was won on Saturday by an American, Mr. Curtiss, for the fastest flight round the course. Twice round was twelve and a-half miles, and Mr. Curtiss flew the distance in fifteen minutes and three-fifth seconds. M. Bleriot was only six seconds behind the American. Latham was third, his time being seventeen minutes, thirty-two seconds. The American victory means that next year the cup will have to be raced for in America. BI/ERIOT'S MISHAP. On Sunday morning M. Bleriot's machine met with disaster, and he himself had a nar- row escape. He had turned out for the speed contest, and was going ahead in fine style when his machine burst into flames and came straight down, a fall of at least 100 feet. Bleriot was at once taken to the ambulance depot, but his injuries, were not serious, one arm being rather badly scorched. The American, Mr. Curtiss, also won the speed race, doing 30 kilometres in 36min. 40 l-5sec. Tissandier was next with 28min. 59 2-5sec., and Lefebvre third with 29min. In the competition for the greatest altitude reached, M. Latham, with an ascent to a height of 155 metres, won the first prize Farman was second with 110; and Paulhan third with 90.
William Goodwin, aged 22, a labourer, of EdetK bridge has succumbed to injuries received from a fall from a swing boat at a local fair. After the payment of 91,500 for the quarter's maintainanceiof thirty M.P.s, the Labour Party's funds now stand at £ 12,000, the largest amöunt o. record. Apparently mistaking it for their hive, bees. invaded the kennel of a large retriever a Bourne (Lines). The animal was so badly stung that it died within an hour. It is proposed that the Australian squadron shall consist of one armoured eraser, three other cruisers, six destroyers, and three sub- marines. i