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THIS DAY'S TELEGRAMS.

THE VACANCY IN EAST DENBIGHSHIRE.

THE INDIAN FRONTIER RISINGS.

DISTRICT AND PARISH COUNCILS.…

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BREWSTER SESSIONS. -4

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THE VOLUNTEER CYCLIST LONG.…

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THE VOLUNTEER CYCLIST LONG. DISTANCE CHALLENGE CUP. The seventh competition for this cup, valued at 100 guineas, took place on Saturday, the distance ridden being 100 miles, in the counties of Salop, Denbigh, and Flint. Four routes were traversed, each starting from and return- ing to Ellesmere. These routes were respec- tively to-Shrewsbury, 32 miles; Whitchurch, 22; Marchwiel, 19; and Nescliff, 26. Each team consisted of five members of the cyclist sections of battalions who rode in military formation and marching order, single safeties only being allowed, the same machine being used throughout, though repairs might be made or broken parts replaced. Seven teams entered, but owing to two men of the 1st V.B. King's (Liverpool) 'going wrong' the previous night, only six faced the starter, these being—1st Royal Fusiliers, London (who won the cup in 1895 and 1896); 1st Galloway Rifles, Dumfries (second last year); 3rd Northumberland Fusiliers, Newcastle (third last year); 1st V.B. Welsh Regiment, 17th (North) Middlesex, and Lincoln Rifles. Mr. F. Singer, of Formby, was the official starter, the teams being checked at the turning points by officers of the Shropshire Light Infantry and Royal Welsh Fusiliers. The contest created an immense amount of interest, a large number of Scotchmen, principally friends of the Galloways being present. The first teams, the Galloways and Welsh, were started at nine o'clock, three at 9.30, and Lin- coln at 10. Rain fell at intervals very heavily during the day, and all the teams agree that they never travelled over worse roads, and on arriving at Ellesmere, after completing about half the distance, the men were scarcely recog- nisable, and therefore, to beat last year's record-106 miles in 6hrs. 32min. 2secs.—or even to approach it, was out of the question. There were numerous mishaps. In the first half of the journey, one of the Middlesex men collided with a horse, and lost a quarter of an hour, and on the return journey from Shrewsbury Mickleberg, one of the best of the team, was kicked on the hip by a passing horse, but his water bottle saved him; however, he had to fall out, and another man took his place. The Welsh Regiment broke down after going some 60 miles, and the Royal Fusiliers )about 1.30, this being due to one of the men running into a wall at Burlton, and three others running into him. Private Kirk, of the Galloways, fell and was badly hurt 7 miles from home. One of his mates carried him on his back the whole distance, another man bringing his bike, and on reach- ing Ellesmere they were heartily cheered. For nearly two hours Kirk was unconscious at the Bridgewater Hotel. The Newcastle men proved the winners, doing the distance in 7hrs. 48mins,; Lincoln second, 7hrs. 36mins.; Galloways third, 7hrs. 42 2.5min.; and Middlesex fourth, 8hrs. 51mins.

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DEATH OF SIR G. OSBORNE MORGAN,…

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