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NEWS IN BRIEF. Tragedies ana Disasters. While playing on the bank of the Granc. Surrey Canal on Sunday Leonard Allen, aged eight, fell in and was drowned. A man who jumped after him was rescued with diffi- culty. A young Dorset farmer, Mr. J. Spicer, Jun., of Bovington Farm, near Dorchester, was goted to death on Saturday by a bull, which he was releasing from a shed, where it had been secured after injuring a dairy- man. Two Dublin young men named Percy Blan- fora. and Augustus Merrick were drowned on Sunday evening by the capsizing of their boat in Dublin Bay off Howth. A groom named Ratcliffe dropped dead while exercising a horse at Crawley. Abraham George, fifty, of Brighton-road, West Ham, fell from scaffolding at the read- ing-room of a new Carnegie Library at Wal- thamstow, and was killed. Mr. A. G. Sutherland, a well-known Bir- mingham manufacturer, and head of the firm of the Sutherland Meter Co., was thrown out of his trap at Erdington and killed instantly. Mrs. Jane Rosam, the wife of a Royal ser- vant, died suddenly on Saturday night at Claygate railway station. Mr. T. H. Stephenson, a well-known tradesman of Guildford, died on Saturday consequent upon internal injuries received in a trap accident. The body of a respectably dressed man has been found in an unoccupied house in Park- road, Hunstanton. The doors of the house were locked, but the windows were open. There were no signs of foul play. Accidents. Whilst officiating in the judging at the Yeomanry sports at Clifton, near Notting- at ham, on Saturday, Colonel R. L. Birkin, the well-known racing owner, was knocked down by a horse getting wide of the course and badly shaken. A slight fire broke out on Sunday morning at a shop in St. Paul's-churchyard where stoves and ranges are sold. The outbreak was confined to a chimney, and was quickly extinguished by firemen. Mr. Stones, ex-superintendent in the- North Riding Police, was seriously injured at Scarborougii by the overturning of a motor-car. Owing to the bursting of a tyre, a motor- car, in which Major Broad, of Wintledon, and Commander Bainbridge, ran into a wall at Two Bridges on Saturday night. Both occupants were thrown out. Commander Bainbridge was only slightly injured, but Major Broad fractured his skull. Told in the Courts. < Columbo Raini, an Italian confectioner, was fined 5s. and costs at Houghton-le- Spring (Durham) for Sunday trading. He has been filled at every sitting of the Court this year. Alfred Augustus H. Wells, a young labourer, was sent for trial at Reading on Saturday charged with robbing with violence Mrs. Emma Holland at Tilehurst. It was stated at the Thames Police-court on Saturday that some aliens who were fined for selling milk without being registered also sold paraffin, fish, and meat in the same shops. Robert C. Tunnisford was bound over and ordered to pay £10 10s. costs at the Middle- sex Sessions on Saturday for asking a. post- office. clerk to let him see a copy of a tele- gram. Annie Tomlin, a domestic, aged twenty, was at Hertford Assizes ordered to be de- tained during the King's pleasure for> nuiiy dering- her child by drowning. The World of Sport. The final fencing bouts for the foreigners' pool took place on Sunday afternoon at the Palais Royal, Paris. Three Englishmen were placed—namely, Mr. Martineau third, Mr. Joubert fourth, and Mr. Daniell fifth. In view of the danger to children and others the Littlehampton council has decided to prohibit the playing of golf on the sands. After opening the new golf links at Ewhurst, Surrey, Lord Alverstone, the Lord Chief Justice, played in a foursome. While shooting at Bisley on Saturday under the King's Prize conditions, Mrs. Chapman scored 99 out of a possible 100. The Tottenham Hotspur and Everton foot- bail teams arrived at Buenos Ayres on Satur- day, and were received by a number of Argentine players. Music and the Drama In the ideal surroundings provided by thfo grounds of Cleeve Hall, Champion Hill, the Shakespeare Reading Society on Saturday gave a delightful performance of "As You Like It." The Prince and Princess of Wales saw "The Woman in the Case" at the Garrick Theatre on Saturday night. Mr. William Clarkson, in an interview, re- fused to say anything regarding the state- ment from Paris that he is suing MM. Herta and jean Coquelin, directors of the Porte Saint Martin Theatre, for £ 2,000 damages for the costumes which, it was said, he had been asked to provide for Rostand's new play, "Chantecler." Military and Naval Memorial tablets to the late Major-Gene- ral G. Wigram and Lieutenant-Colonel Sir H. Jervoise were unveiled on Sunday at the parade service at the Guards' Chapel, Wel- lington Barracks. P. F. Warner was on Saturday gazetted to a second lieutenancy in the 4th Battalion the. Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment (Territorial Force). Colours have been given to the Suffolk Territorials by the women of the county, General Sir A. Turner and a number of British officers were oil Saturday present at manoeuvres of the Second Infantry Division of the French Army outside Nancy. In a violent thunderstorm which broke over Lydd camp the Territorial Field Artil- lery brigades were hurriedly called out to stand to their horses' heads to prevent a. stampede. Experiments with a man-lifting kite were made on Saturday afternoon by the London Territorial Balloon Company of the Royal Engineers on Wimbledon Common. The kite is one made and used at Aldershot by the Royal Engineers under the direction of Mr. Cody. Mr. Haldane and the Army Council re- ceived at the War Office the foreign arrav officers on a visit to London in connection with the Olympia Horse Show. News of the Churches. The Bishop of London at St. Paul's Cathe- dral on Sunday ordained thirty-three deacons and twenty-four priests. The Bishop of Southwark also held an ordination at South- wark Cathedral. A portrait of Dr. Maclagan, ex-Archbishop of York, has been presented to Peterhouse College by the Bishop of Ely on behalf of the subscribers. The "London Gazette announces the appointment of Rev. Henry Henn, vicar of Bolton-le-Moors, to be Bishop Suffragan of Burnley. At a rummage sale in connection with a Yarmouth church mission the silk hat of one of the workers was inadvertently sold for a penny. J At Brecon the Rev. D. Miall Edwards, M.A., Brecon, was appointed Professor of Theology and Philosophy at the Congrega- tional Memorial College, Brecon, in place of Professor T. Rees, M.A., the recently- appointed Principal of Bala-Bangor College.


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