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LITERATURE AND THE ARTS. --+-

SPORTS AND PASTIMES.

HINTS UPON GARDENING. --

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nJiSl Borrower. — A Scotchman W applied at the Marylebone Police- ZZ /°roadvice- He said he had seen an advertise- settine- Published in the Orkney Isles, setting forth that loan& were made to gentlemen npoÛ. their note of hand, without any sureties or security v7er' on aPPhcation to Mr. W. Boyd iVfilner, No. lob, Marylebone-road. Applicant wrote to the je and was accepted as a borrower for X- 150, upoa the usual terms, of paying a year's interest in advance. He was also directed to send his promissory note] -1 rilled up, as well as the £ 9 for interest. The money was kept, but the loan never arrived. He had written frequently, but got no answer. A constable wa,3 directed to go to the address of the office, but no such name was known. At another place it was found that the name of Milner was known, and letters had been received forhim. A great maay com plaints similar to this had been made of Miiner. Mr. YStrdley said he could not interfere at present, as the party had not been found. If he could be found, a warrant might be granted. Disputed Railway Fare.—Henry Rushb-ook and his wife were summoned at Worsb,p. street. Poli-e c«urt for refusing to pay 53 each, the amount of their lawful fare on the North London Railway On *]- 31st of May they travelled by the So^th-E^tem line to Epsom, having paia 2s. each for their fare. On returning they could find no pay-office for tickets, and Tff aS if the,traiD' was then going off, and it would be a,4 right. Upon arriving at Hackney Station they were charged 5.. each, and upon refusalg to pay the present summons was taken ou Mr. Rushbrook said that if there had been a ticket-office ha should certainly have paid the fare it was not with any idea of avoiding payment that he travelled without a ticket, but he considered that 2s. was the fare, and hA could not be compelled to pay 5s. The guard of the train said he had tickets in his pocket for the return journey. The summons was taken out under a section in the Railway Clauses Consolidation Act, which awards a fine for travelling without a ticket. The magistrate said, as there was no notice posted up where tickets could be obtained travellers could not ascertain what the fare was. The clause of the Act specified that an intent to defraud must be shown. Here there was no intent to defraud therefore ho should dismiss the summons.