SMOKING IN BED DANGERS* Smoking a cigarette in bed_ it k alleged, caused the deaths of two labourers, James Elliott, twenty-seven, and Enoch SuLeliffe, twenty-nine, at Sabden, Lancashire. They went to bed on Saturday night, and off v-' Sunday morning the occupier of the li,)tise where they lodged was awakened by the sine 11 of «moke. Going to the room, he found Elliott'* bed on tire, and both men were lying as if asleep. He opened the windows and tried to' rouse them. They did not respond, and v policeman was called, who tried artificial respi- ration without success. It was found that both men had died frofflt asphyxiation, aud a half-smoked cigarette waff found near the bed. Usually two IiJOre mew sleep in the room, but they were away tor t-fiel week-end.
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EPITOME OF NEWS. A man named JoTiuson was roasted alive in a gas producer a-t the Atlas Works, St. Helens. Captain John Carter, the well-known master of Kmg Edward's cutter Britannia, has died at Colchester. M. Hadji Mieheff, formerly Bulgarian Charge d'Affaires in I^jndon, has been appointed Minister at Athens. While out rabbit shooting near his home, Mr. Richard Davies, a well-known Welsh singer, accidentally shot himself dead. During morning lessons at the Spring- C,tincil Schools at High Wycoinho, a bullet crashed through one of the windows. The police are investigating the affair. Having lost her voice through a bad cold. Mrs. Lloyd-George, who opened a bazaar at Enfield Baptist Chapel, was only able to wish every success to the workers. "I have a wife and three children," pleaded a man at the Tottenham Police-court. "That," retorted the magistrate, "is not in your favour." For failing to stop his car after causing an accident, George Wall, a chauffeur, -was, at Bir- mingham, fined 40s. and costs, with an addi- tional 40s. for having no licence. W igtonshire Liberal Association has received a letter from Mr. J. J. iUaepherson ibarrister,, of London, accepting the association's invita- tion to contest the county in the Liberal inte- rest at the next general election. Mr. HoJman Hunt, the celebrated painter, has left £ 16,169. On his widows death his portrait, painted by Sir W. B. Richmond, will go to the National Portrait Gallery. Brighton Town Council has approved a scheme for the erection of a winter garden on tin- i'alaee Pier, but a scheme for linking up the Worthing and Brighton Tramways was re- jected. In explanation of the fact that an electro- the Worthing and Brighton Tramways was re- jected. In explanation of the fact that an electro- plated tork and spoon were found in his boots when he was searched James Si'waffield, of Piek'-t-streef, Baiham, an employee of th^ Army j and Navy Stores, said he supposed they had j dronv-'d 111. He was sentenced to three nn.nt as" hard labour. Instead of a wreath, Wellington College -wit a donation of i5 to Middlesex Hospital in memory of Prince Fr..ncis of Colonel Seely, Under-Secretary for the Colo- nies, inspected the Maimers Colliery, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, and laying f!«t on the ground with pick in hand brought down tin? coal suecc<-s- fully. King Alfonso was thrown from his horse on the manoeuvre ground of Carnbanehe!, near Madrid, but sustained no injuries. Later he returned to the capital on horseback. An order of the Great Eastern Railway re- quiring employees who stand for public bodies first to obtain the company's permission has been withdrawn. A loving cup made from :!ÜOoz, of silver is to be presented on Tuesday by the City Corpora- tion to Lady Kitill as a memeato of her term | as Lady Mayoress. Apple blossom and strawberry bloorn have I been picked this week in the garden of Hsnusey Old Rectory, Lewes, Sussex. I An old man, who has been in receipt of poor relief for several was admitted to Tnver- ness poorhouse, when, carefully distributed in his rags, was found £ 107 9s. -7,d. in notes, gold, silver, and eopper. I know a case of a child of four months being fed on a bloater," said Mr. R. J. Parr, II director of the N.S.P.C.C., at Weybridge. General Sir Leslie Run die has returned to Malta from leave with Lady Rundle, and i resumed his duties as Governor. Restrictions recently imposed by the Govern- ment of Uruguay on the importation of cattle, sheep, goats, and swine from Great Britain have been withdraw n. I Townsmen of Farnham assembled at the Corn Exchange to attend the annual venison dinner, which is believed to dlte back nearly 3<K) years. Bequests of £ 20,000 to the United Jewish Bequests of 1*20,000 to the United Jewish Synagogue and £ 1,000 to fhe Home for Jewish Incurables appear in the will of Mr. Benjamin Levi, of Dalston, who has left estate of some I £ 36,000. ) M. Hector Depasse has introduced into the French Chamber a Bill under which landlords who refuse to let apartments or give notice to leave to ten-ant* because they have too many children will be liable to a fine of £ 1 to £ 2. After several months of controversy be1 weeu the Erith Council and a builder, a honeon Picardy-hill. Belvedere, Kent, has been bodily set baik nine feet to meet the requirements of I the local building by-laws. Miss Marie Corelli, who has written 30 much against motorist* and motoring, has bought a motor-car. The challenge certificate of the Kennel Club and numerous other prize# for the best exhibit at the Bulldog Show were won by Woodeote and numerous other pi-izeo for the best exhibit at the Bulldog Show were won by Woodeote Bouncer, shown by Mrs. W. K. hishaw, W Roekholme, Gloucestershire. Both William Moore, of Lower Tooting, his wife have died in Croydon Hospital front injuries received "at Mitchani Fair on August 12. when they were knocked down by a vsui. Giant chrysanthemums were sold in C,jv-rit Garden at sixpence per dozen blooms, while bunches of Parma violets from France fetched 15s. per dozen bunches. Commander W. C. Cntkhle" will relinquish the post, of secretary to the Navy Txiauge at the end of the year, and will lie succeeded by Lieu- tenant Brian L. Hewitt. R.N. When chased by a police-sergeant, a Dublin bookmaker jumped into a-canal, bnt the officer followed, and, a Tier a .struggle, succeeded in getting him to land. The defendant was fined £ 10. # By a deed of conveyance just sealed, the lights over Mitcham Common hitherto vested in trustees pass to the conservators, the latter covenanting to vise their best endeavours to prevent Mitcham Fair being held. No fewer than 32.T646 steamboat passengers landed at Southend Pier during the past season. Surrey County Council decided to widen Kingston Bridge to 5ÚrL, at an estimated coat of £ 44,650. It is officially announced thai Sam Apted's benefit (the Surrey and Kent match at Kenning- ton Oval'in Augiwt last, to which fund, it may be recalled, the Prince of Wales sub- scribed), has realised £ 1.409 lis. lid. Mine. Prank, the woman aviator who was so badly injured in the sensational vccideiit-at Sunderland at the beginning of August, remains for two more month's in hospital, her broken leg not having united. The remains of the late Mr. Ralph Slazen- ger, ex-sheriff of the City of I,f^pd«n, wem j interred in Putney Vale Cemetery. |
OUR LONCON LETTER. [From Our isjiet-id ([respondent."} Parhameiit will be reassembling oil November 15, and the air is thick with rumours as io what is going to happen. There are those who say that by that time the face of the Coisfere-nee will have been de- cirkd, and that the chosen Eight will submit their solution of the constitutional difficulty or announce their failure to come to any agreement at all. For days past there have oeen reports to the effect that they will sub- mit certain issues to an extended and en- larged Conference, and dissatisfied politi- cians have complained loudly at the idea of government by Conference instead of by the House of Commons. It must be admitted that these months of truce have been very j trying to ardent party men on both s'des, who d.'slike the idea of their leaders coming] to any agreement without the rank and iiie ] being taken into confidence. Assurances that that will be done before any decisive step is taken have failed to appease the grumblers, and there are abundant. symptoms of discontent in both camps. Whether there is any truth in the rumours of which the papers have been full is a matter upon which we shall no doubt have the fullest information before very lon.g, but it should be noted that the Prime Minister, in referring to the Conference in a speech to his constituents, wtate(I distinctly that everything t.hat has appeared in print on that subject is the purest guesswork. The deliberations of the chosen leaders have been conducted under the seal of the strictest. confidence, which has remained unbroken. "There has been, and there will be, no pre- mature or partial disclosure of results." Even if the Conference should fail to come to an agreement, Mr. Asquith holds that the experiment was very well worth trying, and that their labours have not been wholly thrown! away. And if they do find agree mem possible "it will be an agreement that can- not be made effective unless and until it has approved itself to the opinion and judgment of the country." Patience for a little longer is the counsel of the Prcmicr-ill short, "Wait and see." Recent Lord Mayors' Shows have been very different in character from the idiotic c-ireus processions which used to amble through the City every 9th of November. They have been in the nature of pageants, showing the Londoner something of the splendid history of this great city. This year's procession is to he on the same lines, and in it will be represented four episodes in the history of London, taken, from Shakes- peare's historical plays. The first will depict Henry V. returning to London after the Battle of Agincourt, and nearly one hun- dred characters, most of them on horseback, will take part in it. Falstaff and men of the Boar's Head in Eastelieap will appear' in the second; and in the third will he I shown the Duke of Gloucester escorting the little Princes to the Tower. The Lord Mayor, Sheriffs and Aldermen of the period will be represented in this episode. The principal figures in the fourth will be Henry VII, and Cardinal Wolsey, returning from the trial of Queen Catherine. The utmost attentiolll will be paid to historical detail, and the result should be a dignified and impressive pageant. There has been a good deal of dissatisfac- tion with regard to the manner in which tickets of admission to the Central Criminal Court during the Crippen trial were dis- tributed. Some newspajiers did not get tickets at all, and a representative, of a foreign journal only succeeded in gaining admission after application to the Lord Chief Justice personally. The authorities will, probably, say that there is not euificient accommodation in the court for all the Pressmen who desired admittance; but the journalists would have been very well satis- fied with a few of the seats which were .allotted to fashionably-dressed ladies and popular actors who were merely attracted to the court by curiosity. The "Law Times" has made a strong protest, and objects eiJpeeillly to the arrangement by which many of the ladies were actually accommo- dated with seats on the bench. This. it, points out, was done without the authority or approval of the Lord Chief Justice, but the City authoritieri exercise a control over the arrangements at the Central Criminal Court with which a judge cannot easily in- terfere. Another objector complains that it was not a public trial at all, but a triat by ticket, and that manlY of the tickets were alloted before the general public had an opportunity to apply for them Prince Alexander of Teck has announced his intention of continuing the good work done by his late brother, Prince Francis, in connection with the Middlesex Hospital. It will be remembered that shortly before his lamented death, Prince Francis was instru- mental in raising the sum of £ 20,000 to free the Hospital from debt. That debt. however, represented the accumulated deficits between income and expenditure for three years; and it was necssary, in order to make the finan- cial position of the institution secure, that a permanent addition of £ 7,000 per annum should be made to its income. It was Prince Francis's intention, if he had lived, to en- deavour to raise thefllrther sum necessary. Prince Alexander has now consented to suc- ceed his brother as Chairman of the Gover- nors of the Hospital, aud to devote hinwelf to the accomplishment of the object which was so dear to his brother's heart. In a letter to the Press his Serene Highness says that no more appropriate tribute could be paid to the. memory of Prince Francis than the establishment of the necessary endow- ment fund. The popularity of the Queen's Hall Ballad Concerts was never iiiore evident than on Saturday, when there W38 not a vacant seat .I:l'l!c.irt-1,L'()r in the building, and many people who de- I sired to hear the concert failed to gain ad- mission. The programme was, as always, very generou* in the direct-ion of quantity, and the <.t>.a]ify of the items was much to the liking of the audience, who were fre- I o^ei'ify roused to enthur.i'ssm. Mr. Fritz | Kreisler was in his finest form, and his play- i i'ng of the gems fr-mt o'd ina*tors whi h he j loves was a .O.K-er delight for musie-hners. One of the attractions of the Ballad Con- certs for amateurs is the certainty of hearing notable new songs, and to re were several of these on Saturday, while old favourite? were not forgotten! lr, Benno Schonbcrger j played pianoforte solos e-xe-r'Hently. and Madame Kirkby L»--i;t.. Miss Margaret- Couper. and Ir. i Eumrord were j among the many popular v; earist.s who ap- peared. A. E. M.
AIRSHIP FOR THE NATION. Mr. Arthur chairman of the Parlia- mentary Aerial Defence Committee, -states that the airship Cletoent •> y-ird II.. which recently flew from i* i i* to Worm wo: d Scrubs, has been pureha eel 'iy th War Of' From the e..ri(.pondviice whu-n preceded the acquisition it appears that M. Clement's price for his airship was first fixed at £ 25,000. The War Office, pointing but th'-t the envelope was somewhat worn, offered £ 17,000, subject- to tests being satisfactory. M. Clement then offered to provide a new envelope and to reduce his price to £ 22,000. The War Office expressed willingness to accept this offer, or to pay £18,000 for the airship with its present envelope, provided the tests were passed. The tests appeared, however, to be an ob- stacle. and ultimately the War Office agreed to pay £ 12,Ti00 for the airship as it stands without tests, and a sum to cover expenses incurred since its arrival in this country. M. Clement declined to reduce his price, and ultimately the Aerial Defence Committee, than the negotiations should break down, agreed to become responsible for the £ 5,500 ne<" s*ary to make up the £ 18.000 required. A generous-donor has offered to provide the £ 5,500. and the airship therefore becomes the. property of the nation, at a cost of £ 12.500 to the public. o
CHARING CROSS BANK. The Lord Mayor of Loudon, Sir John Knill, has declined the request of Sir W. H. Dunn for permission to hold a. meeting in the Man- sioll House in aid of the sufferers by the failure of the Charing Cross Bank. The Lord Mayor in his reply said "As I am vacating £ he Mr.voralty in a few days, I have thought it right to consult the .Lord Mayor-e'ect and ot)> rs of our alder- manic colleagues on the subject, and they all concur with me that, for a matter of tills kind, the Mansion House cannot bv app:o- priately employed. In declining, for this reason, your request, I hope I may add that no tloubt-as in the Liberator ease— eteps will be taken by private persons and in other ways to mitigate the sufferings attendant upon this unfortunate financial disaster, and that I sincerely trust such steps will be ample and successful." It is stated that the reason for the refusal of the Mansion House is that the Charing Cross Bank was a commercial concern, and it was feared that the use of the Mansion House for a fund of this character might create an un- fortunate- precedent. An appeal under the auspices of the Advisory Committee, soon to be appointed, is now being contemplated.
COMPENSATION FOR CANCER. An important decision under the Workmen's Compensation Act was given by Judge Emden in the Lambeth County-court. Mrs. Sarah Barkas, a widow living in Liverpool-street, Will worth, applied for compensation for the loss of her husband, builder's labourer. The applicant's case was that on March 10 the deceased was engaged in the demolition of a building, when a. nail in some wood caught his coat and caused him to fall a distance of 14ft. He bruised his back, his ribs and itPkle, and suffered internal injuries .resulting- in caneer. which caused his death. His employers denied liability and the existence of internal injuries and contended that the cancer which caused death was not caused or hastened by the accident. Judge Emden, in giving judgment, said that ) the balance of the evidence was in favour of j the contention that the man's death was accele- J rated in er-isequence of the growth of the can- j cer having been hastened by the accident. There must be an award of E-216 18:4.. less £ 10 lis. 6d. already paid. A stay of execution was granted pending notice of appeal being gl \'('11.
FORGOTTEN BANNS. A Lakeland couple who had made arrange- ments to be married have had an embarrassing experience. On the day before that fixed for the ceremony the clergyman of the parish dis- covered that lie had omitted to publish the bariiu*. It was impossible to secure a special licence in the time in the town where the event was to take place, so the clergyman sent the couple by train to a neighbouring town on the eharue of procuring a special licence there. The vicar of that parish was also unable to procure the licence without notice, but sent his curate to the cathedral city, about forty miles distant, by the first train the following morn- ing on a quest for a licence. The necessary arrangement-* having been, made, the papers were forwarded, the viclar who was to officiate himself meeting the train by which they were brought. At length, about two p.m., six hours after the, time arranged for the ceremony, the couple stood before the communion rails.
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WARM WELCOME AT CAPE TOWN. The Duke of Con naught received an entlntsi-. astic welcome on his landing at Cape ToWn on Monday to open the first Union Parliament ef South Africa in the name of the King. The Duke and Duchess, Princess Patricia and their siiite wert, received hv Lord Glad- stone. (Governor-General). General Botha (the Union Premier). the Mayor of Cape Town, and all the principal civil and military officials. All the streets had been decorated, and troops lined the streets. The Roval party were escorted to the City Hall by the Cape Mounted Rifles. All Cap Town had turned out to greet the visitors, and as their carriage proceeded at a walking pace along the mnin thoroughfare the greet- ing extended to them was enthusiastic in the extreme. Both the Duke and Duchess, who seemed deeply moved by the warmth and cordiality of their reception, acknowledged the people's: greetings. At t-he City Hall the municipal councillors and all the religious denominations had cs- (sembled, a striking feature of the; assembly being the presence of a number of Indians, A hearty reception was accorded the Duke and Duchess, and many addresses of welcome wer-3 presented. w The Duke, in reply, expressed in the King's name his thanks for their loyaltv and devo- tion, and assured them of his Majesty's un- z failing interest in their welfare. The first session of the first Union Parlia- ment assembled at noon, and the Chief Jus- tice administered the oath to the members. All the documents in connection with th'3 preliminary procedure were read in English and then in Dutch.
SMART RAILWAY FRAUD. An ingenious method of defrauding the Loti- (n and South-Western Railway Company was described at Westminster Police-court on Mon- day when Alfred Miller, of Walworth, wait summoned for travelling beyond the distance for which he had paid his fare. It wan stated that Miller, who had previously been convicted of a similar offence, took a- third-class workman's ticket from London to. Surbitoiu Then he took a. ticket to Woking, where he obtained a return ticket to Guild- ford. Later in the day lie seen to return to Woking,. where lie entered a London train, handing up at Vauxhall the return half of his workman's ticket, to Surbiton. He thus ile- frauded the railway company of the f-are front Woking to Surbiton. Mr. Horace Smith: I think he must lay awake all ni lit plotting how o tdo this. The defendant's only excuse WM' that he was very poor. lie was fined 40s. and IC2 2K. costs,.
SCALDED TO DEATH. Two men were on Monday scalded to deafli and others received lesser injuries as a result of an explosion at the Charing Cross, West- end and City Electric Supply Co.'s geiieratink. station in Marsh gate-la ye, Stratford. A number of workmen we re in the haw merit storeroom putting a valve on the main pipe, when the valvcbkw open and steam poured out at a pressure of 1801b. to the square inch. The men standing round acre hurled to the ground, and the room was plunged into d¡uk "i.i;. lWSS by the electric light failing. Loud eries gave the alarm that something was amiss, and the power was quickly shut off. It was then found that the foreman and rt fitter had been killed, and their bodies were removed to West Ham mortuary. Three other workmen were treated at West Ham Hospital for scalds to the face and luuide. The men killed were J. Kingston, Mordea- grove, Lewisharo and II. Hands. Three Milla- Iane, Bromley. One of the injured men afterwards gave a graphic description of hk experience. He said: "I never thought 1 was going to see day- light Tins its new work, connecting the valve to -ne, m&m pipe. The foreman lItllckw his post, and he bag paid for it dearly. I was standing wIth mv mate about ten yards away, £ (}-1Jd was flung on my knees against, the waIL, I crawled to where I thought the door WHO, and found myself clinging to an engine. We were handicapped because all the lights weafc out.
LADYS COAT FOR A SHILLING. William Ernest Newman, aged fifteen, a "Valt boy, of Little W., and William Maleow. aged fourteen, an errand-boy, were committed for trial at Marlborough-streefe Police-court on charges of theft. Lazarus', Ciwnbaum. aged twenty-torn", of llanway- street, W., and Giovanni Domendietti, aged thirty-four, of Whitfield-street, W., were also committed for trial oil charges of receiving. One of the charges against Maleow was of stealing two "boy ecoui knives," a revolver, and air pistol, fikat.es, etc., worth. £ 2 15s., from Messrs. A. W. Galnagt, Limited. Detective Pearee stated that the boy «aid to hun, "t have been going to Gamage's for some time past and stealing thing" from the counter while the men were not lookíng." The bey added that Domendiettt would biiy from him. Cassenbaum wtw charged with receiving lady's coat, worth £2, which the two boys were said to have stolen. Casfrenbaum isaitl he gave 111.. boys a shilling for the coat, and declared that he had no idea that it. was stolen. z,
At Tower Bridge Police-court, Fredrick Law- rence was senfc to prison for six juonths with hard labour for stealin a suit-ea^e containing jewellery, value £007, the property of the wife of the British Military AUnthe. ai; Ht. Peters- burg.