-AERIAL FLEETS UP-TO-DATE. to German statistics the tIk"»Jth8. of the different European aerial £ «# £ « for the present year will be: Ger- 14 dirigibles and 5 aeroplanes; Eng- rltafS. St dirigibles and 2 aeroplanes; France, "*? hlfis and 29 aeroplanes; Austria, 2 .4il'i,W}(,t ,1tD,d 4 aeroplanes; Russia, 3 diri- s £ iM*# .6 aeroplanes; Spain, 1 dirigible :j0&d$aeroplanes; Italy, 3 dirigibles and 7 The Belgian Government, it is hac ordefed the construction of jb f(joWiJdb airship, which, it is claimed, will eajw.ble of, manoeuvring in the air for a jnaefc longer period than any airship yet 2tai#
TEN YEARS AFTER. Square was the scene of an in- "treating reunion on Saturday morning, the Uttktof a resolution formed ten years ■, p», 4>k January 1, 1900, eleven men, Govern-1 workers, were employed in an isolated Tlumstead marshes dealing with fejssw# explosives. The precarious nature M tW t work caused one to exclaim, "I ■•fPOtt&W" wlere we shall all be in ten years' .-ti.e;P 1f' rf on, and then one proposed .W. ft-ey gliviild meet on January 1, 1910, at •^A#al:giW<" and have an outing in the eleven is dead, three were un- » fulfil the engagement, but the re- ;«e.TOn were at Trafalgar Square in -ilk# of Nelson's column. Their pro- zgtmmme a visit to the Tower and to .places }o# amusement.
AN ILLEGAL MARRIAGE. A TcapectebJe-looking man at North "jksrt&fc?* Police-court on Saturday wanted to HfflWW ft>" fa irwarriawe between his brother and iime-AMeM wife's niece was legal. The jtppHv&nt pointed out that the brother had "pk- Med- and'that if the marriage were not "iejpH hS intended to, claim his brother's pro- p■vrPp øIJ tbe next-of-kin. ffo magistrate sent for the Prayer Book, fwrnmg to the table of kindred and ..arf&mityr the magistrate read: "A man may wiiMsry his grandmother." bØtWi111 the ^magistrate came to the "YA SQ^n may not marry his wife's daughter or his wife's -sister's crefore, continued the rmagisr -■ttsttef fMft aiece is not the wife of your Who has just died. You had better -"U, letters of administration of his it he -has not made a will. At any HUte* ii would be the means of causing the jp0ch& £ t«QBi of, the will if he has made one, lusiv a31, H would be best for you te <mwaM- n «<^li«itor. ■ f'
WINTER HEAT WAVE. w<as the warmest January day for jfa warmer than six of the days of 3h January 13, 1904, provided Lon^ ,Alm wit.)j'f'imilar figures-a maximum of minimum <of 43. The exceptional irf ';S5deg. sr;as also attained in the f^ignjnouth; in ithe Midlsnds at ,#«id the north t Scarborough ■ ■M& • a lite wfts uniformly dull. Frostiwa.8 J^NlWWf' #W the Whole of W^?fce|rn Europe, ■ ♦ i n '/1
DIJtritlg the last month there were 1 174,eaees of jgfegatf mid MS deaths from that disease in the WritS i&ssrratory. A ezpJosiou occurred at a tobacconist's shop I Cammercial-road, London, occupied by H. Jtorwifc There weje no serious personal in-
BUDGET BULL'S-EYES. I (FROM THE BUDGET LEAGUE.) The greatest need for the Budget is shown in relation to the valuation clauses. Il; is these more than any other which rouse the ire of the opponents of the measure. The Marquess of Bute's solicitors are very much disturbed because the Chan- cellor of the Exchequer was guilty of some slight inaccuracy in reference to the proxi- mity of the Cardiff "tailor's shop" to Car- dilf Castle. < < < In their anxiety to prove that there was actually a distance of less than a quarter of a mile separating the two these excellent lawyers failed to note the real point of Mr. Lloyd George's illustration. The whole value of presenting this and similar facts to the public lies in the application and not in the instances themselves. What is their application? It is that :1, large portion of a very valuable property escapes rates at the present time, while other people in the iifimediate neighbou r- h,xd are paying large sums in order to in- crease the value of the very property which succeeds in avoiding such contributions. Alongside Cardiff Castle immediately ad- jacent lies Cathays Park, which is even a better example of the way in which the castle escapes contributions to the rltes. I't. is not very long since the Cardiff Corpora- .1 tion purchased Cathays Park, paying E160,000 for the privilege. Surely the Marquess of Bute wilL not say that he sold the estate at too high a figure. Taking E160,000 as the capital value, the annual rateable value must have been somewhere in the neighbourhood of £ 5,000 or £6,000, but the assessment on the rate- book, prior to the sale, was only J5255. The land, however, was used entirely for agricultural purposes, and thus the owners escaped by paying only half the rates. So that, in effect, the rateable value was re-, ducod to £126 10s., instead of between £5,000 and 26,000. Valuation on a proper basis, such as is proposed in the Budget, would prevent ex- ceedingly wealthy men from enjoying such privileges as are here indicated at the ex- pense of their poorer neighbours. « Canon Barnett, in a letter to a meeting addressed by Mr. Lloyd George on Decem- ber 31st last, quoted a City magnate who said, "I hate your Budget. It is a beastly Budget. But it is just." Y&,$hat is what the Budget is—Justice. » • Another instance. Justice ssys, pay in pro- portion to income. What is Iiieome? Folke- stone affords an illustration. The ..rateable value of that town in 1892 was £ 161,518. In 1910 that assessment had been in-' creased to £ 257,949, in addition to which the rates paid on that assessment were Is. lOd. in the £ higher. « The occupiers paid that money, and an iilustration of the value produced is 'given by the fact that Bouverie Lodge was let until recently at a ground rent of £ 10 a year. It was thought desirable to build shops. Immediately the. ground rent be. came E130 a year, which Lord Radnor, who owned the land, obtained from it. • « But that £ 130 a year would not have been obtainable had not the land been worth it. If the owner had been compelled to save out of his income sufficient money to buy the added Yalue-120 a year—he would have been compelled to pay Income- Tax all the time, which would have meant 5 per cent. compound interest. He had been paying nothing," and until the Budget comes into force he will not have to pay anything for the privilege cf lecuririg a very highly-increased value without working for it. The opponents of the Budget are vainly trying to make: out that land is no different from other forms of property. The fact that it amasses wealth without paying Jncorne- Tax during the period of increase is Suffi- cient proof to the contrary. Fulham provides another illustration. Within the memory of persons who are not. likely for many Iyears 'to come to obtain an Old-Age Pension, the land in that now densely-populated borough wa& valued: at B5 per acre. At twenty years' purchase this would mean a capital value of £ 100. A year or two ago a piece of land there was sold at a price equivalent to £ 3,500 an acre. With Mr. Lloyd George^ Budget in operation during the ^hole of that period the owner would still have netted, a profit of over £ 2,700, Surely the local ratepayers who, by their existence and expenditure, have increased the value'of that land are entitled to the sum of JB339 which, under the; Budget, they would receive, The nation aiso surely should j., be grudged a similar sum, which would pay twenty-five Old-Age Pensioils tor on«" year out' of the profit of that single acre.' « « Land which only yielded a few shil- lings fin rent might, in that portion of the country, be sold to yield almost as many pounds when the money was .invested in e- curities," said Lord Onslow, the principal landowner of Guildford, Speaking there on June 15th, 1909. ( If the landlords can afford to refuse to avail themselves of the opportunity of turning shillings into pounds by a nc-re stroke of the pen, surely they can r.fiord k> pay a halfpenny in the B by way of unde- veloped land duty for the enjoyment cf what, seems to them to be a valuable privilege. ? One object of the Budget is to enable others to share in the privilege of living on the land. By fixing definitely in a new Domesday Book the value of all land, 't will be impossible in future for landlords to fix an exorbitant price whenever it is de- sired to secure a parcel of land for smail holdings. Earl Carrington's Act of 1908 had up 1. the middle of December, 1909, provided 65,000 acres for small holdings. But much more would have been obtained had it been possible to buy at a figure commensurate with the present value. # » Landowners have so frequently said that land required for small holdings had an annual value of three times the present rental or more that the authorities could not purchase, because it would be impos- sible to let to small holders at a price 1 which they could afford to pay. < It will not be long before we prevent the present residents in the country from rush- ing to the towns, and at the same time changing the movement of the population so that it will flow from the town back again to the land, and thus deal with the problem in the only effectual manner.
USEFUL RECIPES. IRISH STEW.—Wash and peel 21b. of pota- toes, next slice an onion, and cut lib. of scrag of mutton into neat pieces; season I these Well with pepper and salt. Then pack a stewpan, first with a layer of sliced potato, then one of the meat, and next of onions, re- peating these until you have finished up the material, finishing with the potato. Now pour in half a pint of water, bring to the boil, then allow it to stew slowly for two koura. VBAL SAUSAGE.—Take equal quantities of lean real and fat bacon with a handful of eage, salt, pepper, and an anchovy. Let all be chopped finely and mixed together. Make into rolls, flour well, and fry a light.brown eolour. EXCBLLKNT CHICKEN CREAM SOUP.-Take some good chicken stock, seasoned well, Strain it; and add half its quantity in milk. Heat thoroughly, but do not allow to boil. Have ready in tureen half a pint of cream in which a well-beaten egg is stirred. Pour •oup into tureen and stir well. Serve at once with a little chopped parsley. I CHILDREN'S BREAKFAST DI^H.—Take one I egg, beat it up well. Add a little milk, a tablespoonful of flour. Mix well and make into a smooth batter. Then cut up any stale pieces of bread into any shape you like and place in batter until soaked. Have ready a place in batter until soaked. Have ready s pan with bacon liquor, and fry them both sides, a nice golden brown. NORFOLK DUMPLINGS.—Mix well one tea- spoonful of baking powder and a pinch of salt with one pound of flour., Knead to a dough with about half a pint of cold waler. Make into dumplings, and drop at once into a large pan of fast boiling, water. Put on the lid, and boil fast for twenty minutes without lifting it. Serve with a little treacle or sugar. SLICED APPLE Piic.-Line a deep pie-dish with good puff paste. Put into. this peeled, cored, and thinly sliced apples; sprinkle thickly with sugar and squeeze a few drops of lemon juice upon them. Add more sliced apple, more sugar, a little more lemon, and proceed in this way until the dish is full. Cover with a round of puff paste, pinch together the edges of the upj>cr and lower crusts, and cut several slits in the upper to allow the steam to escape. Bake in a steady oven to a golden brown, covering the pie with paper for the first ten minutes. BUTTERED ORANGES.—Take eight yolks of eggs and the whites of four, and beat them well together, then squeeze into them the juice of seven good oranges and four spoon- fuls of rosewater, and let them run through a hair sieve into a basin. Put to it half a pound of beaten sugar, set it over a gentle fire, and when it begins to thicken put in a piece of butter, about the size of a large nut- meg, and when somcv/hat thicker pour it into Q, flat china dish. Serve when cold. LIAN C ABHISS PUDDING -IAne a piedish with good short crust paste; line also the edges of the dish, and brush over with egg; beat up two eggs and half a pint of warm milk, two ounces of castor sugar, and. grated rind of one lemon; lastly, a quarter of a pound of curranta (floured and sieved).; place in rather iglow oven, and bake until quite set. Note: This pudding can be served hot or COld. POTTED CHICKEN. — Ingredients: Re- mains of cold roast chicken; to every pound allow three ounces of cooked ham iiid four ounces of butter, nutmeg, xalt and pepper, clarified butter. Method: Pass chicken and 1 ham two or three times through mincing machine, or chop them finely; then pound in a mortar till smooth, adding seasoning to taste and butter gradually., Rub through a /fine wire sieve, press into small pote, and cover contents with clarified butter. Average eost. Is. 3d. CAKES AND PUDDINGS.—No. 15. Latt week we ga"ve a cherry cake vtpvpe. We now give the recipe and method for as a GINGER PUDDING. 1 packet of CAKEOMA. » 6 ozs. of Suet (chopped fine), A pinch of salt. 1 or 2 teaspoonfuls .Ground Ginajer. 2 Eggs. A third to half a glass of Milk. METHOD. Put the dry ingredient,'? and the suet into a bowl and mix, then add the eggs (well beaten) and the milk, and thoroughly but lightly mix all together. Stean* or boil for three hours and serve hot with sweet sauce. Next week we shall give a Sweet Sauoe recipe. Cafceoma is sold only in 3id. psoketo by Grocers and Stores everywhere.
GRAMA PHONES and Records, any make, Is. per week.— Fall particulars, Muii-c ), Bridge street, Manchester. SAUSAGE SEASONING. RETIRED Fork Butclier will sen t his two valuable recipe*, one Beef, one Pork, with which he did u very l&rre trade. P.O. '2s. 7d., worth pounds.—Burt, 32, Kinmel-street. Ehyl.
fyv FUN AND FANCY. Howard: "And how did that plain widoif Perkins capture the fastidious Mawker? '*> Coward: "Oh.! took him out in her car and showed him a few hundred of her building plots." Howard: "Ahl I see. A case of toyl at first site." "Young man," said the serious perma "don't you realise that the love of money 18 the root of all evil?" "Well," answered the spendthrift, "you don't see me hanging pit to money as if I* loved it, do you?" Customer: "Have you any gramophone nI8 sords P Grocer: "Hardly in our line, mirp gramophone records." Customer: "Why MCt} aren't they preserved tongue? "• Bronson: "I understand he painted cotl* webs on the ceiling so perfectly that the inaid wore herself out trying to sweep them down." Johnson: "'Tion't true. There may have been such an artist, but there aeTef was such a housemaid." The Amateur Lecturer: U My misguided friend, do you not know that success is only achieved by hard labour?" Roving Ike: "I done six months of it once at a stretch, M* come out no richer'n when I went in." Georgie: "That ink that papa writes witlti isn't indelible ink, is it, mother?" Mother: "No." "I'm glad of that." Wh,r! I'n spilt it all over the carpet." Liveryman (to applicant for a job): "Ere* had any experiences with horses?" Appli" cant: "Of course." Liveryman: "On wluclM aide of a horse do you stand when you has1* aess him?" Applicant: "On the-er-outsid#j eir." Shopwalker: "Don't you hear Miss Sellett calling 'Cash' at the top of her voice? tt Cash-boy: "Yes." Shopwalker: "Why dont you go to her?" Caeh-boy: "'Taint my turn. It's Jim Jimson's." Shopwalker: "Where is Jim?" Cash-boy: "He's just fell down the lift." Mrs. Gramercy: "What do we need foir dinner?" Bridget: "Shure, mum, I tripped over the rug, an' we need a new set of dishes." » First Dude "I've been invited to go shoot- ing next week. What ought I to give the fellow that beats up the biids ?" Second Dude: "Well, old chappie, it depends where you hit bim, don't you; know." "And what did the phrenologist say about little Willie?" inquired the friend of the family. A faint cloud obscured for a moment the father's brow. "It was a little curious," he replied. "He did not exactly say any- thing. He felt his bumpe. Then he picked up my money, and handed it back to me in silence." "Johnny, why do you spend all. your tim# oil these stairs?" asked Johimy's aunt. "Stairs weren't made to play on." "Well, where can I go ? Papa sends me upstairo and mamma sends me down. Seems to me I've got to stay half-way, somewhere." "Sir," requested the young man, entering with a suit on his arm, "I've brought theme clothes for you to press. The man next door ssys you are a gem at pressing suits! >"Well, the man next door is right," replied the suit presser; only this isn't a tailor** o-hop-ive a lawyer's office!" I "Crows are hardy birds," remarked the boarder. "In cold weather I have known them to go five days without food." If That'. nothing," chuckled the comedian boarder. "I've known crows to go five months without food." "Great Scott! What kind of. crowo ytere they?" "Why, scarecrows, of course." "Ah!" said Mr. Barnes, the barn trage- dian, "the people are gradually coming., to recognise my talent. I have hopes yet' of their entire friendliness." "I'd like to know why?" said the new stage hand as he swept up the stuff from the stage. "This year they are throwing boiled potatoes at me. Last year, my good fellow, they threw them raw. Fuddy: "So you think Forster an exceed- ingly bashful man?" Duddy: "Eminently so. Why, the other day, when taking bicycle lessons, he absolutely changed colour." Fuddy: "Indeed!" Duddy: "Yes; he was green when he began, but before he hod finished he was all black and blue." "My dear, I will have to ask you to giro me a little money to do some necessary shop- ping—I haven't a thing fit to wear." "JIJl right, my dear. Just wait a f,ew momentf until-1 run into tftwn and put a mortgage on the house." | Head of Business: "What position do you desire in our establishment, sir?" Aspiring Youth: "Oh, Something like confidential ad- viser or general manager." Head of Busi- nesg: "Good! You may have both jobs. I will make, you an office boy." Mrs. Dorcas: Why did you expel her from the Women's Glub?" Mrs. Learned t "She proposed a motion that, instead of en- gaging a professor of Hindu philosophy, we should hire someonib to teach us how to get into a cab, how to sharpen a pencil, and hOW to carry an umbrella in a crowd." i The: Lady of the House: "Why don't yow go to! work? Don'you kub*ihat a rolling stone gathers no mom Browning (the tramp): "Madam, nQt to evade, war question at all, but merely to obtain information, may I be kindly permitted to ask of .what practical utility moss is to a man inmy conditioiil" Perhaps few experiences of life are harder to bear than when an appeal to another out of the fulness of one's heart is received with an utter lack of sympathy. A dishonest gar- dener] had received notice of discharge from his master, a vicar, and, after an unsuccess- ful attempt to vindicate his character by plausible platitudes, said mournfully: "Ah, sir, you will miss me before I be gon6 half an hour!" "I shan't mind that," answered the reverend gentleman cheerfully, "if I miss nothing else!" "What makes you look so blue, old man? "Oh, Mabel has sent me back my ring. "Has she? Whafs the matter?" "We've —we've had a quarrel." "But what about? "Why, I hesitated when she asked if I was sure I'd have loved her just the same iJ •we'd never met."
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CELLULOID DANGERS. A child named Ruby Elizabeth Tarbett, ;&$ed fourteen months, whose parents live at y Oriel-road, Homerton, was, it was stated &h& inquest at Hackney on Saturday, by her mother with a blazing cellu- loid comb in her hand, the flames licking jetMrnd her face. She had evidently put the between the bars of the wide mesh n.trd, Death resulted from the injuries. The Coroner said he would record the :Ja.t.Hí as a renewed example of the danger celluloid combs, and a warning that they ,øhcfn.ld P-Ot be brought into contact with .-AAM-e"c., Tht?- foreman remarked that "the Clap- JtSrKs; Are was caused by these goods," and r £ fc<tr jmy recommended that all celluloid .4Wmb& should be stamped "Inflammable." A verdict of "Accidental death" was re- -d&ermd, o
SAVED FROM SUICIDE. -lie, results of the work of the Salvation JlUm\r',f Anti-Suicide Bureau during the paet jtiae months show that 770 male and 89 a. applicants were dealt with. tfaa&e who have applied at the bureau &# invariably benefited by the influence etpOtt their future outlook on life. They em- "rJ people in practically every station of Jifev professional men, tradesmen, working jsanjhs, &xid others, including a minister of a professor, a sea captain, several University degrees, besides ;#rr*r*l military officers. Out, liit the most interesting cases was a » colonel, who was not only diverted :fiislw S#Mwjghts of suicide, but, as the result jgf. ptîiJcJty given to his case, found con- jgfflSi*! work, and ultimately married a lady ::01 fnesttui, with whom he now enjoys pros- Fit, and happiness. ♦
RASING AN EGRESS. from the Aero Club Ground, at.Bast- .tiktuit,. WwK Hpn, <0. Rolls fl^w About miles on a Wright aeroplane./ was accomplished" ia pirn Mflpy. '-ed forTnearly an hour, and :Jtoypwl iwSf Sngirie troubl<e. Mr. Ro^ls <3apel Hill, mounting up one side and it near,the top. He caught sight of a S*B*»3r tram, jturied and gave chase, coming flKtfacr it between Eastchurch and Harty Mr, MvOlebn} on another Wright machine, owd first cross-country flight in the after- j[!»B) I3aistchurch to Shorty Aeroplane iomt mile* away. He circled the sheds aod was on his way back when a *g*AAtAg,t, -occurred to ,some part of the ffliachi- Imply tiN the engine stopped. ^-4