OUR LONDON LETTER. I j » j [.From Our Special Corrtspondent.') j I Personal matters always excite a tre- j lnendous amount of interest in the House of I Commons, and while it is often impossible to get a good attendance for the discussion of some important if dull affair of State, .a per- sonal affair in which a Minister or a high official is concerned always commands a good i house and the keenest attention. Nothing if a j m recent sessions has caused so much commo- tion as what are now called the Bacon; | letters, being letters which ought to have b^en confidential and which, were written by j Captain Bacon to Sir John Fisher at the I Admiralty. Everybody knows now that some of these letters were printed for con. ¡ veniertee of reference, and that, unfortu- nately, they contained remarks about a member of Parliament which had better have been left, unprinted. That f act, and the circulation of two or three copies of the letters is the cause of all the trouble, and of: j all the questions and excitement in the House of Commons. Though the questions are fired; off at Mr. McKenna, the First Lord of the Admiralty, it is pretty. well-known that the attachis not eing directed against him at all. Indeed, 4e has had nothing to do with the whole thing, for the letters were written. three. years ago, before he was appointed to the Admiralty. The real object of attack is the, First Sea Lord, Sir John Fisher. It is a pity that any copies of the letters should I have found their way outside the Admiralty, but pity 'tis, 'tis true, and a nice fuss they have caused. Mr. McKenna defended Sir John Fisher with warmth, declaring .that the attack was doing great injustice to a great Sea Lord, who has had the unreserved confi- dence of four First Lords of the Admiralty. He appealed to the House not to, be misled into censuring in the slightest degree a man 'who had given the very best service to the pjublic that any man could give. The appeal apel explanation apparently had their effect, for no resolution on the matter; was put for- ward. The very thin stuff of wllÏch. most scare stories are composed is shown once again by the truth about that remarkable state- ment concerning a cellar full of rifles near Gharuig-cross, which no doubt caused some worthy people considerable alarm. It appears that the arms do exist after all, and that they are stored in the > sub-basement of a bank, near the Law Courts. So far the story, is t rue. But to proceed. The arms—modern rifles—were bought from our own Govern-' ment, and it- is stated that Lord Roberts himself is not unaware of the matter. Dread- ful,"isn't it? Only the further announcement ii made that the weapons, instead of being stored there until the army of German waiters is ready. tõ rise and capture London, are really the, property of the Society of Miniature Rule Clubs, an,d that they are gbiag to be converted into miniature rifles to ba used by young men in learning to defend "an Englishman's home." And so we breathe again. If the-fortune of the late ,> Mr. Charleh Morrison is anything like the amount at which it has been estimated, the share of the Exchequer in death duties will be greater than Mr. Xiloyd' "Greoxge's estimate. of a year's yield from this source. Various guesses have been made as to the wealth of this re- markable man, ranging from about five millions up to fifteen millions. If the world does not know' its greatest men it rather pi timed itself upon knotting alt its richest, yet Mr. Morrison, reckoned, by a few who knew, him intimately, to be the richest man in this rich city; was absolutely unknown outside a small circle. Quietly, unostenta- tiously, ever since the last century was fairly young, he went on making money. He has seen many men rise from obscurity to fame, from poverty to affluence, and he must have seen many of them sink back again. He went on, one supposes, getting richer and more rich, making little noise in the wdrid, going to the City in the morning, working, eating his modest lunch, working again, and going back to his home and his books.' A, life less exciting and eventful than that of a City clerk on a couple of pounds a week. Are there any more like him, one wonders, left in. this great city? .<. '.te. It is a hard world for the tixi-cab driver as well as for the hansom cabby. The latter is rapidly losing his living altogether, and the former is being taught that he, is not to look upon his fares as lawful prey to be dealt with as he wills. The taximeter put a stop once for all to the haphazard payments in vogue when the hansom had the streets to itself, when the cabman c arged, pretty much what he chose, and used language more for- cible than polite if he J.cHd riot. gt,hat he asked.- But even the taximeter as has been proved. Recent regulations, how- ever, have done something to correct the ten- dency. But though the horse-cab is going, the tricks; of cabmen go on for ever. It is an old dodge to drive a passenger, ignorant of the neighbourhood, over half the town when the place he wants is just round the corner. A taxi-cab driver who sued a fare the other day for twopence found out that the law ex- pects him to drive to the desired place by tn-e shortest "Toute. If he does not do so, and his hedcesthe extra bit for nothing. There is talk of an increase in the number of common law judges. Weare a litigious race, and the judges at present on the bench are unable to keep up with their work. The judicial profession appears to be about the only one just now in which there are no un- employed. This in spite of the fact, as stated by the Attorney-General the. other day, that the judges work overtime, or, at least, do a. great deal of judicial work out of judicial hours. Notwithstanding all their efforts a huge number of cases are still await- ing hearing, and unless at least three new judges are /appointed the number will-go on growing. This would mean, of course, a heavy addition to the already large salary list. It has been suggested that salaries should be lowered, but many eminent bar- risters even under present conditions make large pecuniary sacrifices on leaving the Bar 1 Z, for the Bench, and the best of them would 1 decline to become judges if the suggestion were carried out. A. E. M.
Owing to depressed trade most of, the cotton mills in the Ashton-under-Lyne district are working only four days a week. -j A private joint conference of st-eel makers, and the Shipbuilders' Federation lasting several hours took place. at Carlisle. A woman bookmaker named Jane Robinson was fined £80 at the Marylebone Police-court.
His Blood to Blame. Blood-Poisoning, from a trivial wound. ) Cured by the New, Good Blood supplied by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. | It was the most trifling incident—just a scratch on the hand—that disclosed to Mr. T. A. Roberts, of 15, Grosvenor Street, Birken- head, the fact that from impure blood the most serious dangers may develop. From that scratch Blood-Poisoning arose, and various treatments applied failed to arrest its progress—indeed, they seemed but to fan the fire of the inflammation. When a wire nail scratched my hand I regarded it as a simple accident," said Mr. Roberts, but a few days later I felt throbbing sensations in ray hand, with inflammation like'a fire. I then bathed and poulticed the wound, but in a few days my hand swelled and the pain increased until I thought I should lose my reason. Then I applied lotions and ointments, but night after night I paced the room frantic with agony. "A clever doctor who was consulted told me that I was suffering from Blood-Poisoning and should have to give up my employment and rest for some time. He gave me medicine, and oint- ments to apply, but the torture became so aggra- vating that I could have torn the flesh off my arm. "The poison circulating in my system set up 1 Acute Indigestion, followed later by Nervous Dis- orders. Sleep was out of the question. Except for an occasional doze I had no sound sleep for three months: Then the mischief reaphed such a stage that the advisability of amputating my arm was discussed. ,¡ When I happened to read it a newspaper of a woman who had been cured of Blood-Poisoning by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, I decided to try these pills. I sent for a supply and after I had taken a few boxes I gained quiet sleep at nights; I was also able to take solid food and relish it. Gradually, as I persevered with Dr. Williams' 1 Pink PiUs the inflammation in my hand and arm diminished. I put on flesh. Pain entirely left me and I was able to use my hand again without-any inconvenience. I returned to work and have had no return of any of the symptoms." < THE NEED FOR NEW BLOOD. Bad blood is the direct cause of most diseases, and because Dr. Williams' Pink Pills feed the veins with Rich, New Blood they have achieved the most remarkable cures, including cases of Anaemia., Indigestion, Eczema, St. Vitus' Dance, Nervous Disoi-ders, 1. Rheumatism, Lumbago, Sciatica, Neuralgia, After-Effects, of Influenza; also the ailments of women. Obtainable of dealers, or direct from Dr. Williams'. Medicine Company, 46, Holborn Viadufet, London, post free, 2s. 9d.for one box, or 13s. 9d. for six boxes. Substitutes do not cure; the genuine pills bear the fdllname, Dr.1 Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. P II
CONVICTION QUASHED. L. The Court of Criminal Appeal; composed 'of Justices Channell, Jell, and Coleridge, quashed tfote conviction of a man Sained John Warren who was sentenced t6 three years' imprison- ment at the Middlesex Sessions for receiving; stolen property. It was stated by counsel for the appellant that evidence was givm. against Warren by an accomplice, but the corrowrative^evidgncft was insufficient. The /Court upheld that contention, and ordered the accused, to be discharged. The Court, after "hearing Additional evidence for the defence, also quashed the conviction of Frank Nicholson, who was convicted at the London Sessions for alleged theft of linen'and sentenced to" 12 months'; imprisonment.
PARISH IN FOTTV, COUNTIES. One of the smallest parishes in England, and having the distinction of being situate in folit" different counties, is known as No Man's Heath. It is only nine acres in extent, yet portions of the land are in the fcounties of Leicester, Derby, Warwick, and Stafford. There' is a. parish church (builtin 1863) and ^.pubU.p-hoUse, the latter having the appropriate feign of "Tjw Four Cciiinties Inn," from the fact "that a yards away the four counties touch one aiiothcii.
UPS AND DOWNS. She: "Considering I've just refused to marry you, you don't seem at all cast down. He: "How in the world can I be cast dowti ■ when you've juat thrown me up?" v r
The Council of the Italian Geographical Society has decided to confer its gold medal upon Lieutenant Shackleton, leader of the British Antarctic Expedition. The death has occurred in London of the Jsev Herbert Hall Woodward, Precentor of Wor- cester Cathedral since 1881. He was aged sixty- two, and was unmarried. The pleasure yacht Victoria was destroyed by fire off the CrQwstene, Southend. A witness at La Shorediteh inquest was sur- prised to learn that measles could not be. cured by saffron and brandy. I "This man can afford to pay," a creditor de- clared at the Bow County-court. "He always wears a white waistcoat." ;Lord Chelmsford, the retiring Governor of Queensland, left Brisbane for Sydney to take up his new post of Governor of New South Wales. For stopping a train in the long tunnel near Merthyr by pulling the emergency cord without jany reason, Francis Evans and Henry Thomas .were each fined 40s. and costs at. Merthyr Police-court. The Rev. S. J. Roco, for 40 years minister of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue. Bevia Marks, which, founded in 1701, is the oldest synagogue in London, is to; be presented witlva valuable testimonial^, t >
BANKER'S SUICIDE A verdict of "Suicide while temporarily, insane" was returned at the inquiry at' Leamington on Monday into the death of Mr. Dennis Edwin Samuel, a prominent London banker, who was killed on the rail- way line on Sunday. It was stated that Mr. I Samuel had been suffering from depression caused by an attack of influenza. I Mr. Herbert Samuel, M.P., Under-Secre- tary for Home Affairs, younger I brother, of I Mr. Edwin Samuel, was present at the in- quest, which was held by Mr. E. F. Hadow, deputy-coroner for Central Warwickshire. Mr. Abraham Lazarus, of Palace-court, London, father-in-law of the dead man, said that Mr. Samuel was in good health until March, when a severe attack of influenza at Monte Carlo left him depressed. He was told by the family doctor and a specialist that nothing was wrong, and that he was merely run down. On Sunday morning- he got up early, and said he was going for a walk. His wife wished to go with him, but he declared it was too early. "He had no troubles in the world -except imaginary dries," Mr. Lazarus concluded. John Brunsdon, the engine-driver, said the train was travelling "at about twelve miles an hour entering Leamington Station. He saw Mr. Samuel, whom he took to be one of the station officials, walking slowly along the platform. Suddenly he threw his hat on the platform and jumped on the line in front of the engine. i The jury passed a vote of sympathy with the family.1
SUFFRAGETrES AND PREMIER. In spite of elaborate precautions, three Suffragettes followed Mr. Asquith to Clovel-ly, and sat opposite him in church on Sunday. They caught him outsider- accom- panied him to Clovelly Court, and demanded an- interview. The Premier -said, "It is very wrong of you to question me after church," and urged them to go away.' Subsequently the door of the Court was shut ill the women's faces. On Monday morning Mr. Asquith was playing on the private -links;1 the Suffragettes tried to hide behind the bushes, but were discovered and sent away, followed by the police. They climbed down the cliffs to out- wit them, and arrived on I the course when Mr. Asquith was .playing golf. The police whistled for assistance. The Suffragettes went in different directions. While one occu- pied the attention of the police the other two ran towards Mr;1 Asquith, pursued by 'the police. They. took hold of Mr.: Asquith's" arm. Mr. Asquith said td the police, "Take these Women' away I refuse to speak to them." The Suffragetets called apt-, "Receive ovir deputation of June 29 th. -Don't be such a coward," and so on. The police took their names and addresses.
ZEPPELIN'S RECORD FLIGHT. ¡. After having covered, a distance of abouc 610 miles in 38 hours, and having reached within 75 miles of home, the airship Zeppelin II. collided with a tree, at. Goppingen, in Wurtemberg, shortly before, noon on, Mon- day, and was brought to the ground for repairs. The damage is of rather a seriqus character. The voyage thus interrupted has, of course, broken all records, especially that made by the Zeppelin IV before its, destruc- tion last August-a journey of a.bout 280 miles along the Rhine route. Leaving Friedrichshafen, on Lake Con- stance, at 9.45 p.m. on Sat-urday, the Count and his crew of eight men sailed north-north- eastward through Western Bavaria, Upper Franconia, and Thuringia, reaching Leipzig oil Sunday evening. The Kaiser and a large .9 11 party of the garrison and poulation of Berlin were in waiting for the airship's arrival, but at? Bitterf eld it was decided to turn hope- ward. A rather more westerly course was taken. on the homeward journey, and Schweinfurt and Wiirzburg were passfed in the early hours of Monday morning. Stuttgart was reached soon after 9 a.m., and the airship was then turned south-eastward, and met with its accident soon after 11 o'clock.
I; ATTACKED BY BURGLAR. 4- daring burglary topk place during the early hours of Sunday morning at the pre- Biises of Messrs. Palmer, Limited, provision Hierchants, King-street, Hammersmith,, the caretaker being knocked down, bound, and gagged. 11 The caretaker, a pensioner named Head, and his wife live on the premises. Shortly after midnight, during his tour of the build- ing, he was confronted by a man who de- manded to know the whereabouts of the pre- vious day's takings. Upon, Head replying that he did not know the burglar promptly knocked him down. Whilst Head was on the ground the plun- derer asked him again where the cash was kept, and upon Head denying any knowledge of it the man dealt him several blows on the Mead and face and gagged and bound him. The burglar then made a tour of the shop, and brojee the office open, but managed to discover only a little loose cash.
NINE-YEAR OLD HERO. Heroic but unsuccessful efforts were made on Monday by Jack Thomas, a nine-year-old boy, to rescue two six-year-okl girls, Gladys Xates and his sister, Elizabeth Thomas, who had fallen into a brick pond at Cleethorpes, Grimsby, while playing on the plank which spans it. Attracted by the cries of another boy,, who was with the girls, he ran up and, seeing Gladys Yates struggling in the water, jumped in and, grasping her, tried to swim ashore. She proved too he^vy for him, how- ever, and hfe had to release his hold and swim" out. 1 "After a' moment's rest he saw his sister's hat floating on the water, and swam to it, bus she had sunk. Then he tried a second time to rescue the girl Yates, but, reaching her, was too exhausted to swim further and was sinking when a man named Toole rushed up, dived in, and brought-him to land). Both the girls were drowned.
> LONDON HOTEL TRAGEDY. A man was found shot on Monday in a room -at a private hotel in Craven-street, Strand. He took rooms in the hotel a few days be- fore, and it is thought that he attended the races at Epsom on the last three days of the week. He remained in bed all day on Sun- day, having his meals served in the bedroom. On Monday morning he had a bath and went into the breakfast room as usual. He had breakfast, and engaged in conversation with the other guests, nothing peculiar being noticed in his conduct. After breakfast he returned' to his toom, and a moment later a housemaid heard a report. She went to the bedroom, where she saw the man with a wound in his head. The man was taken to the Charing Cross Hospital, and he died there during the after- noon. Papers which were found on the man bore the name of Captain H. W. Duck- worth. í
After smashing a stained-glass window valued £ 45 and finding the drop too far, burglars entered St. Augustine's Church, Honor Oak Park, by cutting through the vestry roof. They only obtained some altar cloths, which, it is suiposed,, they used to bandage their cut hands.
ROGUE AS ADVOCATE. "I am representing all the unfortunate, para- lysed rogues, and vagabonds in England," This dramatic announcement was made by a prisoner naraed John O'Brien when applying to the Court of Criminal Appeal for leave to appeal against "a conviction "and sentence of four mbnths' hard labour passed upon him at the London Sessions for being an incorrigible rogue and vagabond. He was taken into cus- tody at Balham for begging- and as several pre- vious convictions were proved against him, he was remanded to the Sessions for sentence. "If I âma criminal, I should have, criminal rights," he said. "I thought he (the judge) would listen to me, but he shut me up pretty quickly, saying he was not there to try me. Nobody can say I was beg-ging. Nobody gave. me anything, so how could I be begging? I should have been charged with attempting to beg." Mr. Justice Channell: I see you were sen- tenced to ten days at Lambeth. The Prisoner (excitedly) That has got noth- ing to do with it.. Don't you be" taken in by that; I have writtenw- the Home Secretary three times about that. Mr. Justice Channeir said that the law re- garding incorrigible rogues and vagabonds was a hard one, but they only had to administer it. Leave'to appeal was refused.. s kP
LOVE'S LAMUR LOST, -Sor'r"y Bill I can't come tp -the ,panto- tainfo' to-night., .Now dq^'fc look so cross— ^cra ain't c.ross, really^ are yer, Bill?" "No, I ain't exactly cross, Liz, but still, it is a bit aggravatin' for a chap to find 'ee's washed his face an' 'ands for nothin', ain't d- r- :"I \r
JUVENILE DETECTIVE. The smartness of Eric Day, aged 10, son,, of the Senior Chaplain to the Forces at Dover, resulted in the capture of a thief. A woman came to the house when the boy was alone, and asked for his mother. She aroused the sus- picions of the lad, who watched her from where she could not see him. Seeing her take two coats. and a cap from 'the hall, he telephoned to the police-station, and followed her until she was arrested. The woman was sent to gaol for three weeks.
RANDFONTEIN EXTFl NS. ..x The shares of Randfontein Extensions Limited (says the "Critic"), have come into; favour during the week, the possibilities of the company's properties having apparently been investigated by investors in search of bargains in the South African market. The company owns 86, claims in the Krugersdorp district, adjoining Randfontein Estates, Randfontein Central, and West Rand Consolidated; also properties equalling the large area of 1,500 claims in the Heidelberg district, Southern Transvaal, and Vaal River. On these extensive properties excellent discoveries of gold have been reported, awhile in addition the company possesses a copper mine- in the Rustenberg dis- trict of the Transvaal, upon which the lode has been opened up for over 6,000 feet in length, showing good values, assays having -given re- sults up to 16 per cent. and 20 per cent. of metallic copper. The capital of the company, having regard to the extent of its properties, is exceedingly moderate at £ 200,000.. There are some 29,000 shares still unissued, and these are under. option at a. premium, 7
"WHEN ^KNIGHTS WERE BOLD." I Putting on a patch in the olden times. 1
In response to the invitation of Mrs. Herbert Ben yon, wife of the Lord-Lieutenant of Berk- shire, the ladies of that county are raising 1 funds for the purchase of colours for the 4th Territorial Battalion of the Royal Berks Regi- ment. It was reported to the Poplar Guardians that' the Local Government Board auditor had made surcharges on certain members totalling J61 000 on the ground that the work had been done' before sanction to it was obtained. Membership fell by 7,515 to 61,220 last year in the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners, and £ 266,771 was paid in benefits, which is X3,561 more than the receipts. Mr. Roosevelt and his son have arrived at Nairobi, where they are at present staying as the guests of the Governor. They will after- Wards stay at Mr. Mael i Ian's house in Nairobi. Mr. Deakin has informed Mr. Fisher, the Australian Labour Prime Minister, that he has withdrawn his support of the Ministry. The ifuseci Opposition have elected Mr. Deakin their feader. "And this is the sort of thing we are coming to in this country," the Marylebone magistrate exclaimed. "A girl of twelve begs in the streets and spends the money she getp in going to a music-hall!" The body of Able Seaman Knott, one of the eight victims of the accident to the gunboat Speedwell's cutter in December, 1907, has been found in Sheernegs Harbour. Only the body of the sick berth attendant, Holmes, is now miss- J mg.
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FRIGHT CATTSteS. BEAFNESS. A remarkable case of psychical deafness is dis- closed in the report of the medical officer to the Education Committee of the London County Council. ,.I 11 A boy of 3J years was frightened by being put into a cold .bath, as, punishment, qn-d coula not be brought near a bath for two years after- weirds without evincing the greatest terror. After this date he began gradually to lose his speech, did so in six months, and continued in this condition for three years. With the loss of speech the boy apparently lost all power of understanding, and merely stared when addressed. In school the boy is regarded as a deaf mute, and is mentally deficient. He has made no progress, and the teachers are unable to get into communication with him.
MISSING WHALER.. ( As no tidings have been received since July last of the Dundee whaler Snowdrop, it has been decided to send out a relief expedition in search of her.. The Aberdeen schooner Jantina Agatha has been chartered for the purpose.. The Snowdrop left Dundee in the spring of last year under the command of Captain James Brown, a well-known Arctic navigator. On board were the owner, Mr. O. Forsyth Grant, of Ecclesgreig, and in addition to the" crew there was a stowaway, name unknown, and a young Esquimaux who was returning to David Straits. The Snowdrop was? last heard of at Rif Kol, an island on the east side of David Straits off the Greenland Peninsula. At that time all were well, and the ship had a considerable c&tcb of walrus on board.
Major Graham, of London, the technical ad- viser to the Tilbury (Ontario) oil fields, has died of apoplexy at Chatham (Ontario). Portsmouth ships belonging to the first and second divisions of the Home Fleet arrived at Spithead from Cromarty Firth. A white odontoglossuin was sold for £ 800 fj" the Temple Show, and other orchids realised prices ranging from fifty to five hundred guineas. I Middlesex County Council are going td build, -at a cost of X-65,475, an addition to Napsbury Asylum. for, 582 patients, although the asylum, accommodating nearly 1,500, was only opened four ye3"s ago. For attempting to stow away on the Cunarder r L. i Coronia at Liverpool an American veterinary surgeon was fined £5 at Queenstown, the alter- native being one month's imprisonment. A verdict of "Accidental death ".was returned at an inquest at Filey on John Rawson, a plumber's improver, who fell from a, window which he was cleanina and was fatally injured. To KILL' the Moth whose young GrowB fat, while your apparel eating, Just scatter well-your Furs among— The Powder made by KEATING. &EATING'S POWDER kills Moth in Furs, Clothes, Blankets, etc. Tins only 3d., 6d., and i Is.; NEW SIZE, Id. v..T
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