mm NEW MNISTEKS. ..——————-<?. TWO BY-ELECTIONS, Me four following additional Ministerial atppoiijtments were officially notified on Sunday ftizJit, :—Junior Louis of the Treasury, Mr. •fiiedgwood Benn, M.F., and Mr. E. J. Soares, Jt-LP. Under Secretary for India, Hon. E. S. J&Msts$u, M.P.; Assistant Postmaster-General, dsStpU Cecil Norton, M.P. Mr- Soares will hold office without salary. Mr. Montagu, the new Under-Secretary for India, takers the place of the Master of Eli- tiMikf the new Chief Whip. Capt. Norton, the ,Aow Assistant, Postmaster-General, takes the plinett of Sir Henry Norman, who was appointed -ttY tiut position just before the General Elec- -iifJS, but failed to secure re-election. Iw the cases of Messrs. Benn and Soares, it i,& officially etated that re-election will be jMeewary, but in the case of the other two jifmister* the appointments are not made by At< Crown, and no by-election is involved. JIiIi>rø, Benn and Soaras sit for St. George's- iflH*he-East and Barnstaple. Mr. Benn's majority at the General Election mm 434 over Mr. Simmons, the Unionist can- ifidate, and Mr. Soares defeated the Unionist by S82 ?otes.
A DIVORCE IN DAKOTA. Iltdgment was given in the Divorce Court IfI. JSfoudav in the action, Cass v. Cass (other- wise Pfaff), the petitioner, being granted a Stare* facts of the case are that two Ameri- jgjtua Were married at Stiittg-nrt, Germany, is 18,J, The husband was Mr. Henry Pfaff, of '4)Ð, In.1892 hie wife obtained a divorce ,ia the courts of South Dakota, and in May, 'j8t9, she married an Englishman, Mr. 'Itefliard Croft Cass, in iNew lork. Mr. Cass ■MOW nought to obtain a decree of nullity of 'imrrin^e. Mr, Pfaff, on the marriage certificate, described as a widow, but her first hus- put in an appearance only a week after Iter second marriage. In tl!eee circumstances Ib, Caffix asked his lord. liip to declare that .A divorce obtained in Uakota by Mrs. Pfaff ,was not binding, and that the marriage Mr. ,C.am wut through with her was not legal If was stated that in the divorce proceed- Mr. Pfaff was not served with any of pajpcrjs to the suit, although he was, later ,41fI# niiwd by his wife for maintenance. If'í,. lordship held that the divorce obtained fat Mr#. VfsK was not valid, and therefore marriage with Mr. Cass was not legal.
RABBIT-SHOOTING TRAGEDY. A ebcoting tragedy was investigated by r'" West Cheshire Coroner on Monday, in olik,k FrjW Caswell, of Burwardsley, flon of .11 toiimr postmaster of Chester, was shot by ikig friend. Edward H.o,plcy, while rabbit i#h&t> Bickerton. Cunvell was with a party, including oeor$Q Waiiey, farmery Fred Caswell's -trot&r, and Hopley. A rabbit entered a Mnstvuw, and captive ferret waa put in. frrsd lay down near the burrow, and Hopley .Mtå Welley went to the other aide of the Wn the rabbit bolted, Hopley fired, and tltt" flame moijaent Caswell jumped up and Ifiwd the full charge of Hopley's gun. He removed to Walley's Iioumv wlferp he eijght -.J' The doctors (found a 'hole in hie right side ,for c enough to edi^tain. four fiiigers. Mil tfce witrietfsqs agreed the^jalfait pure accident, "and Hopley, who was ■■jtbteeto distressed, said he did not ere Caswell ■ftifiug, and he could not realise that he had •Jfcrt him, A of "Accidental death" was re-
EGYPTIAN PREMIER MURDERED. IJøut Pasha, the Premier of Egypt, and 'ww of Foreign Affairs, died on Monday "'tWKSi paries received on Sunday, when a m fired at him while he was entering his outside the Ministry, Cairo. The a#»assin, who Was a chemist at the at Agriculture, fired five shots, all of -frfcw& took effect. The Prerrjier was con- to the English Nursing Home, where operation was performed, but despite this fig gradually sank. Traet assailant, who ie under arrest, de- ffatud that the nfotive of the crime was his ,,4Mfí. to avenge the various Government .44 £ # wliich had been attributed personally to jfcWttMW Fasha by Nationalists. H>«BM"rans other arrosts have been made ia ,,AMS#eUon with the affair.
WELSH CASTLE BURNED. OftjStftee to the extent of £ 10,000 was py » fire °n Monday at Wenvoe i BftOT Cardiff, the residence of Mrs. 1 AUboiifk » modern house, built on the .J/M# Of ftn old caotle, the house waa of great Tow outbreak was discovered in a bed- irom, an# the east wing was totally .before the arrival of the Cardiff Aw brigade. The library, containing many Amrex, wa« burnt out. ft* famous ruins of Cactle Dinas at Bran, Hmth Wales, have been fired by lightning, IhlP building destroyed. »
It fa prot)osed to present Mrs. D'Oyly Carte. .htm ..b finally retires from London mnnage- tit with n portrait of herself by an eminent intr., in recognition of the benefits which her the Savoy has conferred on the public Jfet profewio»/' .MIIii profetSlQJ7.
LUNACY LAW. MILL GIRL AND DOCTOR. A remarkable action brought at the Man- chester Assizes by Florence Fowler, a mill girl, of lladcliffe, and formerly of Eoehdait, against Dr. Grant, of Rochdale, was settled on Saturday. Miss Fowler accused Dr. Grant of having negligently certified her to be insane, with the result that she was detained for twelve montiis in Laneast-er Asylum, but on Saturday, the third day of the trial, counsel, as scon as the Judge took his seat, announced that the parties had agreed to a settlement, and that all the imputations against Dr. Grant were with- drawn. Mr. Taylor, counsel for the defendant, said the result was to free Dr. Grant from any charges of want of care or of negligence, and to show that he had exercised reasonable care in the peculiar circumstances of the case. Mr. Justice Walton remarked that he had no doubt that the parties had been well ad- vised by their counsel, and commented on the responsibility of those who put into motion the machinery of the lunacy law. Without re- fecting upon what had been done, his lordship continued, it seemed plain that a man or woman not & pauper and perfectly well able to maintain himself or herself, might be taken to the workhouse and shut up in an imbecile ward, and then declared to be a lunatic and shut up in -a lunatic asylum, without any pub- lic inquiry, without any hearing before a magis- trate, without that person having any oppor- tunity of putting forward what he or she might wish to put forward against the charge that he or she was a lunatic, indeed without any notice of what was going on. Dr. Herbert Harris against whom an allega" tion of misconduct was made by the plaintiff, here rose and said excitedly I demand to go into the witness-box to have my character cleared. For three days accusations have been made broadcast against me. There is not one word of truth in them. The Judge I cannot go into this, because Dr. Harris is not a party to this case. It seems only fair that he should have full oppor- tunity of s.tating his case and denying what plaintiff has said about him, but we cannot try that here.
A CEMETERY OUTRAGE. COFFIN BROKEN OPEN. An outrage of an astounding character was discovered on Saturday to have been com- mitted at the mausoleum owned by Sir Wil- liam Lewis at Cefn Cemetery, near Merthyr. During Friday night the place was entered, the coffin of the late Lady Lewis removed from its slab. and the lid broken open. In forcing an entrance an outer gate of mas- sive ornamental metal work had been wrenched open and a hole made in a thick door of oak. It was found that the coffin of Lady Lewis. who died in October, 1902, had been lifted from its slab and placed on the floor. The lid was prized open, and the breast-plate of the coffin shattered. The operator seems to have ceased his work at this point, and probably fled. The shroud had not been touched. The question pf motive in regard to the desecration of the vault in Cefn Cemetery is not considered to have been for the purpose of obtaining jewels or rings, as there- was no 1. J, tampering with the shfoiid. There is a sug- gestion that the outrage was the outcome v,iiidictive,,feeliiag. l Something has been said about the inter- ference lately with a wreath which was laid upon the grave of Sir William's kinsman, Col. D. Rees Lewis and about the removal of flowers also from the grave by persons who declined to replace -them when- spoken to, -but a deliberate outrage like that Qf Friday night, is not associated with them. Sir William has o'ffetcd a reward of L20 for ,the discovery of the, offenders.
PERSONAL POSTCARDS. Neighbours in Toronto-road, Stratford, have been quarrelling, -a«d the climax of the'dis- pute wao reached when Mrs. Reeve asked Mr. Justice Coleridy/J to grant an injunction re- straining Mrs. Perry from making personal re- marks to her across Toronto-road, and from sending to her picture postcards depicting policemen. As examples of Mrs. Perry's personalities Ma Regevo quoted the following ::— "I know enough to part you and your hus- band." Your face is only fit to hang on a currant bush." Mrs. Reeve, it was stated, did not fail to re- tort. She is said to have sent counter-post- cards. Mrs. Perry in her evidence complained that she had callghther husband, a policeman, kiss- ing Mrs. Reeve outage her front door. This the plaintiff denied. An injunction was granted.
WELSH REVOLVER TRAGEDY. As the lUIult of a shooting affray late on Saturday night-, at Merthyr, a collier, named Henry Eaton, who **as aleo landlord of the Travellers, a public-house in the Swansea-road district, lost his life, and his brother-in-law, Rowland Davies, sustained severe injuries. When the house was closed on Saturday^ Eaton, who Wa.$ noticed to be strange in his manner, went to 32, Swansea-road, the residence, of his brother-in-law. A dispute arose there, and Eaton, it is alleged, fired at Davies three times with a revolver, afterwards shooting him- self dead. Davies was removed >to> th'e gerierftl hospital, where it was found he was suffering from a bullet wound in the stomach and two wounds in the upper lip.. Eaton is said to have l^een depjres^ed. lately about the state of business fct his houses. It
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HOME HINTS. Ammonia painted over woodwork will darken it. Mice object to camphor, which, if put in places frequented by them, will drive them away completely. A cup of milk added to the water in which oatmeal is cooked makes it much richer, and adds much to the flavour. Knife-blades and other steel articles may be freed of stains by being rubbed with a cut raw potato dipped in powdered bath- brick. Damp shoes are very difficult to polish. Try putting a drop or two of paramn to the blacking, and you will find they polish up at once. Half a lemon dipped in salt will do all the work of oxalic acid in cleaning copper boilers, brass tea kettles, and other copper or brass utensils. When washing lace, never rinse it in blue water, with the idea of improving its colour. Real lace should be finally rinsed in skim milk, which will give it a soft, creamy colour. Use black knitting silk fer darning stock- inge and you will be pleaeed with the work, for the needle runs smoothly under and ever the stitches, with the result that the patch is very neat, much more so than when darn- ing cotton is used. Baked Apple Pudding.—Take the pulp of eight apples, well scalded, two dessert- spoorifuls of ground rice, a quarter of a pound of butter, three eggs, a little nutmeg, and sugar to taste. Beat all well together, adding a little lemon juice, and grated lemon peeL Bake in a pie-dish with » puff paste round the edge. Tea-leaves should never be used for sweeping purposes until they have been well rinsed, in several changes of water This eucceedfll in extracting any remains of colouring matter, which would otherwise have the effect of staining the wool of the eerpet. When a chimney catches fire salt ehould at once be thrown on the grate. Then a wet blanket should be held across the fireplace. The blanket stops the draught, and thus, al- lows the fire-killing gases, produced by the melt, to rise slowly and so extinguish the burning soot. Furniture Polish.—When polishing furni- ture, let all duat and dirt be washed with a leather rag tightly wrung out of water, tfcea dry with a duster. Take equal quantities of mastic varnish, and pale boiled liassed oil, mix them well together, and in a skert time they will, become like jelly.) Bab » portion of the mixture upon the furniture with o Sannel, polish with a silkeh slelk. Brushes and brooms last longer and do better work if they have an occasional bath. Add two tablespoonfuis of household am- apeaia to half a gallon of water, let the bristles stand in this for half an hour, rinse gwroughly, and hang in a cool place to dry. Yeu taiet expect a dirty brush to sweep a vooml satisfactorily. Xeing for Victoria Sandwich.—Beat the whites of two eggs to a high froth, so that it TCssmkles snow, and then itir in carefully tome bett castor sugar until quite thick. When the cake is done, take a knife dipped ia hot water, spread it nearly over the cake, set it back in the oven to set. Potatoes possess great cleansing proper- ties. Celd potatoes, used instead of soap, elsaass the handa well and make the skin smooth and soft. The water in which pota- toes have been boiled is excellent for spong- be dirt out of silk. Potato water-a- by grating a potato into about half a pint of seM water, and afterwards straining it-io splendid for cleaning cloth and sergs skirls, frem which it will even remove obstinate isnd stains. Orangss in Syrup.-Boil the rinds of three orangeo in a little water for a low minutes. Strain the liquor from the rind, and boil it with sugar to make a syrup. Prepare some 88riiona of orange by removing. the peel and C'th, drop these into the boilinc syrup, and t them efook for a minute ot so. Then re- move and arrange in a dish, pour the syrup Mer, and when cold cover wttk sweetened whipped cream. Puddings in Haete.—Mix some shredded saet with grated breadcrumbs, a haotfful of currents, a few stoned raisins, tke yolks of three eggs, the white of one egg, and a little prated lemon-peel. Form these ingredients into a thiekish put., and, with two spoons <Mpped in Sour, shape it into small balls. 1 Have ready a pan of boiling water. Drop tke balls into it, and when done they will I rise to the top. See that the water boils fast *11 the time. Serve sweet or wine sauce. Blankets used all the winter much impurity. Many housekeepsrs content tbsm- todvew with shsking and (tunning them, even wttM they have been used on a sick bed. That is all wrong. They can be easily aad tkorougfcly cleansed in the following mannar. Fer one pair of blankets dissolve half a bar of soap. When -intirely skelted, add one tablespo&nful of borax and two tablespoon- (Ills of ammonia. To this put sufficient soft water to cover the blanhets. Let them remain in the sude one hour without rubbing. Bine* thoroughly, aDd hang out without ♦ringing. k' CJlKBS AKD PUDDINGS.—No. 21." Ike recipe below gives a nice plain Ginger*^ bread, which is most suitable for the children* I PLAIN GINGERBREAD. 1 packet of Cakeoma. Half a teaepoonfn] of Ground Ginger, Half a teaspoonful of. ixed Spiee. 2 ess. of Lard. 8 tablcspoonsful of Syrup. 1 twaeupful of Milk. Mbiyod. Mix the Cakeoma, Gittger and Spice together, and rub in the lard quite fine; add the milk and syrup (warm), and well mix. Bake it in a leather cool oven. -J A. Rich Gingerbread recipe next week. • Cakcdma is sold only in 3Jd. packets by Jftrocers and Stores everywhere. If"
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LOWEST BIRTH RATE. Sp dif, fourth quarter of 1909 the birth-rate United Kingdom was 24.2' and the death- I sm UA per 1,000 of the estimated population. I JfJNI ..rriM.,g.e rate in the third quarter of Tikf> B«rrte rate in the third quarter of mm ISA per 1,000. In England and Wales the marriage rate per Ijm W&t 16.4, against an average of 17.3 in the JftVirt^r of the ten years 1899-1908. The JliHNoft, ^o^rriage rate1 among registration coun- < ti-S, in Shropshire, and the highest, "-I, ks London. The. births registered in the ■ijtMUftk,. quarter were in the proportion of 24.3 -MHHmiif per 1,000 of the population. This is -,I,S per, 1,000 below the mean birth-rate in the pr&tieMng fourth quarters, and the lowest ■ recorded in any fourth quarter since 4ft(rfi<leflistiment of civil registration.