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"EmoiireoiHSwsr' | I Niels Nielsen, the oldest man in Denmark, lias ii-jii at +llC age of lG'J. A six-penny-half penny bazaar facing Staines- road, Hounslow, has boon burnt down. The death is announced at Niton, Isle of Wight, of John Macallan Swan, R.A., the famous animal painter. Peter Frederick Rose was remanded at Bow- ecrcct en a ciiaige of stealing a knife from the apartments of Lord Knollys, in St. James' Palace. Shipments of narcissi and other spring Powers from the Scilly Islands to Covent Garden and other large markets have now reached nearly fifty tons weekly. The Secretary of State for India notifies that, so far as is known at present, there will be no vacancies in the veterinary department during the present year. Mr. Edward Collins, of Tollesbnrv, Essex, has caught a lobster weighing lOlbs. in the River Blackwater. l'orty boy scouts formed a guard of honour at the wedding of Mr. W. E. Munro and Miss Nellie Wiike at All Hallows Church, London Wall. Earl Fortescue has sold to a Londoner his estate of 5,000 acres at Tattershall, Lincoln- shire, and the historic castle built in the six- teenth century by Cromwell, the Lord High Treasurer. While a bullock was being driven from the Ipswich cattle market it jumped into the River Orwell, which was at high tide, and swam to the oilier side. It was stated during the hearing of an action a.t the Haverhill County-court that the church lower there had been pulled down and the mate- rial used for repairing roads. Sir Gorge White, chairman of the Bristol Tramways Company, told the shareholders that he had ordered several aeroplanes for experi- ments, -a red he was optimistic enough to believe that before long there would be a carrying busi- ness in the air. A man who gave himself up to the police at Coiwtantrne explained that he had escar- d from the convict settlement in French Guiana in order to see his mother, and that, as he had accomplished his aim. he was now willing to return to penal servitude. The ceremony of confirming the election of bishops of the Southern Province in the Church of St. Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, which was aban- doned in 19(H in consequence of the disorder attending the confirmation of the present Bishop of London, has been restored by the Archbishop of Canterbury. By 30 votes to 28 Camberwell Borough Council have decided not to allow the baths to be used for boxing exhibitions. At Newark, John Lane, a carpenter, was fined 15 or a month's imprisonment for making a false representation as to birth to obtain an old-age pension. Viscount 'Ridley, presiding at the annual feneral court of governors of the Charirg Cross [ospital, said the hospital had paid its way during the past year. The Rev. F. E. Robinson, of Fair Holme, Wokingham, an enthusiastic bellringer, has died at the age of seventy-seven. He achieved a record in bellringing by ringing 1,250 peals. Tetanus supervening on a gunshot wound caused the death in Croydon Hospital of John: Underwood, a gardener, of South Godstone, whose gun discharged by his slipping on a stone. ive -Lame all round," was the description given of a horse for working which Ferrari Dominic, an Italian, of Marcus-street, West Ham, was fined 12 and costs at East Ham Police Court. Word hae reached Berlin that Prince Tsai Tao, youngest brother of the Regent of China, will shortly arrive in Germany for a thorough course of study of aerial navigation. In the pockets of a thirteen-year-old Arbroath boy found crying in the streets of Glasgow were an electric lamp and >630. He left home to start upon the career of a highwayman, but wa« ;»eot feack to his parents. •jC^lcmel Claude Reignier Conder, R.E., who carried out many important geographical sur- veys throughout the world on behalf of the British Government, including the survey of Palestine, died at Cheltenham at the age of sixty-one. The death has occurred of Dr. J. Alexander Brown, of Bromley (Kent), a well-known Bap- tist preacher. In order to deal with the large number of Jewish women applicants, a Yiddish-speaking woman clerk has been appointed to the White- chapel Labour Exchange. J At the meeting of members of the London Chamber of Commerce, it was decided to ask the council to sanction the formation of an Anglo- German section, with the object of improving relations with Germany generally. The King has granted the Aero Club of tbt United Kingdom the privilege of using the pre- fix "Rpyal 'y in the name of the club. Four miners were injured at thie North Seaton Colliery Pit, Northumberland, through the breaking of an endless chain. 9 Arthur, Ellie, a dealer in works of art, was committed for trial at Bow-street on a charge of 4btainit)g a cheque by false pretences from the late Mr. Dickens, a collector of old china. Workmen engaged at brickworks at Briatol rmissed their foreman, Henry Veale, and as -'ii3 result of a search found him in a burning lime- kiln. He died after removal. :) Princess Juliana of the Netherlands pro- gresses favourably. She drives in the environs of the capital every morning", weather permit- ting, looks strong and healthy, add steadily in- creases in weight. j' if- Mr. and Mrs. Dineage, who celebrated their diamond wedding at Wa|sall, received a tele- gram from Lord Knoliyir conveying the King's congratulations. Mr7 Dineage, whose father served with the.Wh,-kifies at Waterloo, is a, native of Southampton and' is seventy-seven years of agev his wife being one year younger. A verdict of "Accidental death" was re- tuciiey at the inquest at Hunstanton on Mr. H. iG. Ward, a barrister, and secretary of \he golf' club, who fell seventy feet from the cliff. At BoW-street Police-court. Sir Albert de Rutfen presented Defective-,sergeant Joslin with a cheque for X10 as a reward for the bravery displayed by him at the Clapham Junction fkre., Colchester Guardians have been informed by the Canadian Emigration Office that two boys who were sent out from .that union hare sated- < £ 140 between them, and have applied for grants of land in the Far West. The High Wycombe Watch Commit has condemned the reading of the Riot Act during th'e recent election disturbance, and reported to the tc.wn council the evidence of persons who testify to the "savage and brutal" conduct of Some policeiaeu.