OUR LONDON LETTER. fFrom Our Special Correspondod.) There have been many notable Imperial gatherings in London in recent years, but none of greater importance or more far- reaching possibilities than that of represen- tatives of the Press of the Empire, which was inaugurated by a banquet at the White City on Saturday night. The Press has come to its own in these days, and its power and influence are realised by everybody. The editors and newspaper men now meeting in London have come from the four corners of the earth, from the outposts to the centre of the Empire, and they represent a force of public opinion such as could not be embodied in any other gathering of Imperial dele- gates. Said Lord Rosebery in his great speech on Saturday: "The power of a great newspaper with a double function of guiding and embodying the public opinion of the pro- vince over which it exercises its influence is immeasurably greater than that of the statesman." It is a fine thing for the Empire that these "able editors" from Canada, Australasia, and India should come and confer with their brethren of the pen at home on matters of Imperial importance, to meet public men of all political parties, to make friendships, and- get to understand one another's points of view. The social side of the conference is not by any means the least important, and the journalists of the old country will see to it that the visitors are enabled to spend an enjoyable time. But there is serious busi- ness to be done as well, and the main object of the delegates to the conference is to confer. One of the topics, which would seem comprehensive enough to cover the whole, is "The Press and the Empire." Cables and cable charges, and the organisation of news services are matters of special importance. Many misunderstandings, more or less serious, have had their origin in the trans- mission to the Dominions of condensed re- ports of important news and speeches, which would never have arisen if full accounts could have been cabled. It is quite certain that the conference will do all that lies in its power to secure a reduction in the charges in order that the news service may be ren- dered as full and authentic as circumstances may require. The defence of the Empire, and the service which the Press can render in that connection, will also provide plenty of matter for discussion. Members of the House of Commons appear to have found the Whitsuntide recess too brief. At any rate, the majority have shown no particular eagerness to get back to duty. The arduous business of the Session begins this week, however, and the Finance Bill, -which has been printed and published, Is likely to swallow up a good many other measures. It is certainly a formidable busi- ness, and the prophets are pessimistic about the amount of Parliamentary time which will have to be expended before it is finally disposed of. The Government hope to pass the Bill through the Commons with all pos- sible speed, but even then it cannot reach the Lords before August, while the opinion is pretty confidently expressed that it will be a good deal later before their lordships get a chance at it. It may be that the Commons will still be talking about the Budget in October. If that should be the case several other measures of importance will have to walk the plank. It is to be hoped that the nation is grateful to the anonymous benefactor-a lady-who has come forward at the last moment to pre- vent the famous Holbein picture from taking a trip abroad. Probably, however, the nation is not very much excited about it. The public declined to subscribe very largely on its own account, at any rate, for appar- ently the general contributions up to date have only amounted to something like £ 15,000. Enthusiasm in these matters is, after all, confined to a few people, and the majority, in spite of the fuss made by some newspapers, would be almost unmoved if a syndicate of American millionaires were to buy up all the privately-owned art treasures in the country. The coldness with which the appeal for funds for the purchase of the Nor- folk Hoibeiu was received will, at all events, not encourage the making of similar appeals in future. » Though the London Elections Bill has passed its second reading, its chance of pass- ing into law must be considered very remote. It was brought in by Mr. Harcourt, the First I "Commissioner for Works, whose Plural Vot- ing Bill was thrown out by the House of Lords. It seems more than likely that the new bill for London will share the same fate. Its rejection was moved in the Commons on the ground that it is not accompanied by pro- visions for a redistribution of seats, gives no Temedy for existing anomalies in representa- tion, besides having, its opponents say, quite a number of defects of its own. The object of the measure is to make London one parlia- mentary borough of which the existing boroughs, or divisions would be single-mem- ber divisions, with the exception of the City, which would return two members as at pre- sent. The effect of such a bill becoming law, would be that a voter would not lose his vote by removing to another part of London, and plural voting would be made impossible. There can be no doubt that the Red Man spectacle is. one of the best things ever seen at Earl's Court. Here are all the joys of our youth-.branes and bronchos, mustangs and mocassins, feathers and war paint, and I scalps, to say nothing of wigwams, squaws, and papooses. The key note of the whole spectacle is realism, and it is an exceedingly picturesque and fascinating picture of life on the plains of the far west. The Black Hawk massacre is one of the most thrilling I bits of realistic drama ever seen in this country. It is all very interesting, and the guests at the Press garden party, who spent a pleasant time at the invitation of Mr. Henry J. Thompson, found it so. But the Red Man's Camp is only one of the numerous attractions at Earl's Court. "The Deluge" and "The Destruction of San Francisco" are very remarkable spectacular productions. And there are many other things worth seeing, besides a very interesting Exhibition i and delightful grounds. A. E. M. I <
In the Cambridge University mathematical j tropos seventy-four men and ten women have passed the qualifying examination for mathe- mafcical honours. Mr. George Fewings, who, with Mr. Bottom- ley, waa acquitted at the London Guildhall, haa died. He had been in ill-health during the hearing of the case. Captain Vamponille, one of the best-known captainstin the Dover-Calais service, died sud- denly as'he joined his steamer Pas de Calais.
J STATE INSURANCE AND FRIENDLY SOCIETIES. At the annual -conference of delegates of the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society, a letter was read from Mr. Lloyd George regarding his proposals for a national system of insurance against in- validity and sickness. The letter was addressed to Mr. J. Duncan, president of the National Con- ference of Friendly Societies. Mr. Lloyd George expressed his sense of obli- gation to the committee of the conference for the readiness with which they placed their ser- vices at his disposal. "It would have been diffi- cult," he wrote, "for me to make progress with- out their help, and I have greatly appreciated the fraaik and open way in which they have met me and discussed these complicated questions. "We held, as you of course remember, seve- ral meetings during the autumn, and only ad- journed these when we had reached a point at which further progress could not well be made until an actuarial investigation into the various suggestions made had been completed. It is not necessary, or perhaps desirable, that I should now go in detail into these suggestions but I think I may say this much at least—that the meetings were most fruitful in enabling us to appreciate each other's point of view, and to discuss freely the position of the friendly societies in regard to a scheme of State insur- ance, and the means by which they might best be brought into co-operation with it. "In my Budget statement I laid down the principles by which the Government, in my judgment, must be guided in framing any scheme of the kind. Among the most important of these I placed my conviction that no scheme would be tolerable which would inflict the least damage on those great organisations which are already doing such highly beneficent work in this country. May I take this opportunity of repeating that I regard as essential, in whatever scheme we may finally adopt, that we should not merely most carefully safeguard the interests of your societies, but that the State should ensure their active co-operation in the working out of the scheme." Before reading the letter Mr. Bunn, the trustee of the Hearts of Oak, said that they had two or three interviews with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, which led him to invite a larger and more representative body of members to discuss the scheme. The Chancellor of the Ex- chequer pointed out that as far as he could ascer- tain there were in this country 15,000,000 wage earners, and not more than 5,000,000 of these belonged to permanent benefit societies. Mr. Lloyd George also said that the number of people who did not belong to the societies were increasing, and they constituted a danger to the State.
LUCKY BILL. "'Eard about Bill James's missis, 'Enry? You knowed she'd jined the suffrijits. Well, lawst night she went on the rampage wiv 'em and poked a bobby's heye hout wiv 'er rum- breller, so the beak this mornin' give 'er six months! "Ah, Bill always was a lucky bloke! I only wish my old 'ooman 'ud take a interest in politics like that!"
MYSTERY OF MAJOR'S DEATH, The death of Major Robert Andrew Falk- ner, a magistrate and a wealthy Leicester- shire landowner, remains a mystery. Major Falkner, who inherited a big. for- tune from his father, a wealthy Manchester merchant, had lived at The Ashlande, at Ilston-on-the-Hill, and prior to his death Dr. Williams had discovered traces of arsenic. The doctor was consequently unable to give the usual certificate of death, and the viscera, were sent up to the H6me" 0ffice for analysis. When the inquest was opened the coroner stated that on account of certain suspicious circumstances it would be adjourned for an analysis to be made. The jury reassembled at Billesdon Village Hall on Monday afternoon. The coroner, Mr. Bouskell, stated that he did not propose calling further evidence that day as the report of Dr. Willcox, the Home Office analyist, had not yet been received. He pro- posed therefore to adjourn the inquiry, which would be a prolonged one, till a convenient day. It was ultimately agreed to again adjourn the inquest until July 5.
THE SUITOR'S SUIT. "I must say, Charlie, old man, I've seen I you in togs I liked better." "Oh, that's all very well, but you mustn't blame me. Blame Mabel. I proposed to her in ordinary navy blue, and she said she couldn't possibly smile on my suit. Now I'm going to try again, and if this one doesn't make her smile, nothing will!"
-> At Feltham, John C. W. Dones, of Randolph- road, Maida-vale, was fined &20 for driving a motor-car at over 28 miles an hour at London- road, Staines, the chairman telling him that small fines had had no effect, and defendant's I license was suspended for three months. The Rev. Mary A. Safford, Des Moines, Iowa, was a speaker, and Lady Talbot presided, at one of the Unitarian conferences in the Essex Hall. One of the mission workers in Scotland said that he got an audience by giving 30 boys a penny each to follow him.
Two Escapes of a Charming Performer. One a Stage incident; the other a real danger in private life. Her doctor's recognition of the value, in severe Nervous Breakdown, of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. I of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. I For some months past audiences at the pro- I minent places of entertainment in Great Britain have been mystified and astonished by the per- formance of an attractive young artiste who appears under the name of Minerva. Her unique feat consists in being, to borrow a familiar phrase, "locked, barred and bolted," whilst handcuffed and shackled with irons, in a barrel filled with water, from which she escapes in a way that justifies a revision of the old proverb to read "Love and Minerva laugh at locksmiths." The other side of the picture is no less thril- ling, concerning, as it does, the private life of this clever performer. It discloses at what ¡locksmiths." cost of nervous and muscular energy such daring feats are per- formed. "In November, 1907," Minerva said, recounting her experience to a London journalist re- cently, "I became so ill while performing in New York that I feared I should have to cancel all engagements. That meant a gloomy outlook for many months ahead. I Such a crisis would have cost me a great deal, for I was booked through the States, Britain and the Continent. "My trouble was sheer Nervous Breakdown. The indications were trouble- some at first; then they developed into real agony. I had to face my audiences and submit to very rough handling when it came to being handcuffed and shackled, while suffering from violent headaches and acute nervous tension. I Sometimes such extreme nervousness seized me that I felt I could not carry through my per- MLNERVA'S UNIQUE FEAT. I formance. I lost confidence in myself and be- came so flurried that I was haunted by the fear of an accident during the course of my water- trick. Of course from the beginning of these troubles I had consulted the very best doctors. I stood to lose too much if my health failed, to be able to neglect getting expert opinion. I should only weary you by reciting a list of the medicines the doctors gave me, but can honestly say that at last every performance had to be carried through by an almost superhuman effort. "Then each day my nerves lapsed more and more. Powerful tonics failed to brace me, and when the effects had passed off I fell into hys- terical fits, and without real reason would burst into tears. Thus I would remain, agitated and exhausted, worrying how I should get through the next performance. "These nervousi troubles BO affected my strength and system that my hair came out in handfuls, a very usual sign of weakness with my sex. My face became pale and haggard- looking, and I felt years beyond my age. Medi- cine had ruined my appetite and digestion. "When my complaint seemed to be getting beyond treatment, I was recommended to an eminent New York doctor, who specialises in Anaemia and Nervous Troubles. He told me that as I was on tour I could not do better than rely upon a steady course of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, which I could obtain in any city. And this proved the most effective prescription that any doctor could give a patient. "I purchased a supply of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills at once, and took regular doses as directed. Very little benefit was felt until I had taken a few boxes of the Pills, but after about the fourth box I began to im- prove wonderfully. "I slept naturally and awoke so calm and re- freshed in the mornings that I knew my troubles were being cured. I was less agitated, and trifles did not worry me. So I continued taking the Pills in regular doses, and was so gratified by, the result that I wrote a long description to my friends of the wonderful effects of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. My appetite grew keen, and I enjoyed such an easy digestion that it was a pleasure to eat, and my food nourished me. In time, I had no trace of head- aches, nor any other symptom of nervousness or weakness. I regained the weight I had lost; my nerves were stronger than I had known them to be before I was more supple and active; my hair came out no more, and what was equally gratifying, I gained a healthy complexion." The alarming increase on every side of Ner- vous Disorders in various forms arises from the failure of weak, impure blood to nourish the system. The fact that Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People actually create New, Good Blood accounts for the many cures by these Pills of Anaemia, Debility, Indigestion, Eczema, Rheumatism, St. Vitus' Dance, Paralysis, and the ills of the weaker sex. 2s. 9d. a box, or 13s. 9d. for six, post free, from Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., 46, tlolborn Viaduct, London; also of most dealers, but remember that substi- tutes are worthless, for the pills that have cured so many other sufferers are Dr. Williams' Pmk Pills
.u.t..r:zut8O!i"'J-w:¡¡JJ:;I,: CHANCELLOR IN A MINE. Mr. Lloyd George while the guest of Sir William T at Aherd.rc. descended the Abercy noil Colliery of Messrs. Gliest, Keen, and Nettle- folds. The party were slowly lowered down the pit, which is 700 yards deep, and made a tour of the colliery extending over an hour. Mr. Lloyd George conversed in his native tongue with many j' of the workmen, and securing a colliers pickaxe cut a large piece of coal. Asked if the tour had been of any material advantage to him, he replied, ) Yes, of enormous advantage, and you will find it in my replies to Budget amendments." Referring to his descent, the Chancellor said, "It was a delightful experience, and I am glad I went down, but if I were a collier I should think eight hours a day quite enough. The only un- pleasant sensation was the deafening effect of the journey in the cage."
— MADMAN IN A CHURCH. During celebration of Mass at the Roman Catho- lic Church at Bantry on Sunday a stonemason named McCarthy rush&d into the church as Father O'Driscoll was preaching, ran down the aisle gesticulating wildly and shouting blas- phemous language, got over the altar rails, and struck the priest violently in the face with his fist. Before he could deal a second blow he was secured by several members of the congregation and removed, shouting and resisting violently. On examination McCarthy was pronounced a dangerous lunatic, and ordered to be committed to the Cork Asylum.
At the adjourned inquest a Stepney coroner's jury agreed that the deaths of Richard Wallace, stevedore, and George Tinkley, labourer, due to the fall of a derrick on the ss. Hussar, in the Londou-Dock, on May 22, were accidental. The jury added a rider that the pin of the derrick shackle was inefficient. Presiding at the annual general meeting of Messrs. Short's, Limited, Mr. Howard D. Simpson said the Budget proposals were causing the directors as much anxiety as did the Licensing Bill. They had endeavoured to meet the heavy increase of the spirit duties by de- creasing the amount placed in the glasses, while charging the same as heretofore, and by increasing the price of the quantities sold in bottles, jars, and casks.
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DERBY DAY FRAUD. I I 0 Conspiracy to defraud by inducing Mr. T. E. Inglis, an Australian, to bet on the Derby and other races was charged against W. Makein and C. G. Doyle. The story told by Mr. Inglis was to the effect that on several days before the. Derby he was with Makein, Doyle, and another man, named Peterson, who had not been seen since. On Makein's representations he put C500 on the Derby runner Bayardo. The next day Makcin said Bayardo was not going to run, and advised that the money should be put on Sir Martin. The witness put £1,000 on, and gave Makein a cheque to cover that sum, less £ 166 which Makein said was his (the witness's) share of profits which their transactions had so far re- sulted in. On another occasion Makein sug- gested that he should put £ 1,000 on Baron Solway and Captain Kite, one of which was "bound to win." Makein left the room for the purpose of telephoning, and, returning, said he had fixed the matter up. The witness was not aware, of course, that that particular race had by that time been run and that the horses' had lost. Makein was sentenced to eighteen months, hard labour and Doyle to twelve.
j WOMAN STOWAWAY. I When the German trawler Gebruder Jurgens- was :200 miles out from Aberdeen the crew were astonished to see a young woman emerge from a j hiding-place on board. The ykipper put into Lerwick and reported the matter, but as the woman had no money she was not allowed to land there. Accordingly the skipper bad no alternative bat to take her with him to the | fishing grounds off Iceland. | The chart-room of the trawler was fitted up as a cabin, and she was accommodated there during | the remainder of the voyage. As soon as the trawler returned to Aberdeen the woman was j taken to the police station, but as no charge was I brought against her she was set free.
I NEW RAILWAY BOON. The Lancashire and Yorkshire, London and North-Western, and Midland Railway Companies have agreed, commencing forthwith, that ordi- nary and tourist tickets will, with some few ex- ceptions', be available in the trains of any of the three companies affording a direct service be- tween stations for which the tickets are avail- able. The whole or any portion of the journey may be made on any of the three companies' lines. This arrangement also applies to tickets is- sued between England and Belfast and the north of Ireland via Fleetweed or Heysham. Season tickets are also available by the three companies' routes between certain points.
VAN DEN BERGHS, LTD. Moving the adoption of the report at the 14th ordinary general meeting of the shareholders of Van den Berghs, Ltd., Lord Ebury (chair- man) said he thought it would be generally agreed that the results of the year 1908, attained as they had been under adverse condi- tions, were decidedly satisfactory. Dealing with figures, the Chairman said the balance, after all inevitable deductions, including the interim dividend for Ordinary shareholders, was C38,000 in excess of last year. Further, deducting Preference interest and the statutory addition to reserve, and after providing a sum to complete a dividend of 12 per cent. upon the Ordinary shares for the year, the amount to be carried forward, £ 183,000, was still £ 9,000 in excess of the figure for the previous year. The financial position of the company had been strengthened by additions to the statutory reserve, which now amounted to more than £ 220,000; adding that to the floating reserve they had a total of more than £ 400,000. He would be glad to see that figure in- creased to half a million, and, provided that it should be compatible with repetitions of the handsome dividend now being paid, he felt he could claim their support and that of the j. managing directors in working up to the accom- plishment of that ambition. The report was adopted.
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The birth-rate in France, which has been the subject of so much pre-occupation, shows- according to official statistics for last year just published, a decidedly upward tendency, though the improvement in the returns is mainly due to the notable decrease in the death- rate. The net result is an augmentation of the- population by 66,333. The decline in the death- rate in 1908 amounted to 48,266, while there were 18,067 more births. FIRST AND BEST.—Readers should not forget' that when purchasing at shops the well-know?' Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People they should see this full title appears on the pack- age. Unfortunately, sorms dealers worry the public with substitutes described as "just the- same," or "just as good (because of the greater profits they bring), but having effected so many cures Dr. Williams' Pink Pills must always re- main the best. British visitors to Nancy, including the mem- bers of the London County Council, were enter- tained at a banquet by the Directing Com- mittee of the International Exhibition there, and a display of fireworks was given in their honour, at which the portraits of King Edward and President Fallieres were loudly cheered. In his annual report Dr. Collingridge, medical officer of health for the City of London, says it is a matter of considerable importance that during the next census year (1911), when the Imperial night census is taken, the Corporation should arrange for a day census. f £ (. J"
DARING BANK FRAUD. A daring and completely successful bank rob- bery is at present engaging the police authorities of London and New York. By means of a forged draft aixl advance note an employee of a New York firm; is stated to have succeeded in obtaining A large sum from the Notting Hill Gate branch of Parr's Bank. Ilavii K obtained his firm's signature, the swindler forged a draft for £1,700 in his own favour on the Swiss Bankverein, Lothbury, E.C. Shortly after- wards Parr's Bank at Notting Hill received an ad- vice note with the.signature of the Ameiican firm, which is now stated to be a forgery. The man appears to have crossed the Atlantic by one of the fastest liners, and going to '•Jotting Hill succeeded in drawing out £ 1,600 of the amount standing in his name without arousing suspicion.
ENGLISH GOLFERS WIN, The English golf professionals have shown during recent years very decided superiority to their Scottish rivals, and there was no sign of a Scottish revival at Deal on Saturday, when the sixth professionals' international contest took place. The match was settled at the end of the singles, for England, leading by nine matches to two, with one match halved, could not be prevented from winning even if Scotland secured every four- some. It so happened that each side gained two foursomes and two were halved, so that England were successful on the day by eleven matches to four. Last year's ftiafccsh at Presfcwick had to be aban- doned through very heavy rain, and of the five matches decided England had won two and Scotland one—two having resulted all square.
J LIBELLING AN M.P. Damages for Z600 were awarded by the jury to Sir George Doughty, M.P., in an action brought by him before Mr. Justice Lawrence at Lincolnshire Assizes against the "Grimsby News." Hugo Young, for the plaintiff, traced what he described as the malicious spirit which had animated the paper since Sir George de- feated Mr. Wintringham at the Parliamentary election when Sir George changed his politics. An agitation had recently been proceeding on the system of sanitation. An article on the sub- ject appeared in the "Grimsby Daily Tele- graph," of which Sir George's son was managing director, but of the publication of which Sir George knew nothing. It was followed by an article in the "Grimsby News," which attacked Sir George Doughty. In the box Sir George Doughty said z- he had decided that these attacks must come to an end. He had been most patient for ten years, but the time would come when even a worm would turn. Mr. Stanger, for the defendants, read an apology published by the defendants, who de- clared that they now unreservedly withdrew any suggestion imputing responsibility for the article to Sir George. Sir George replied that this was not an apology and did not satisfy him. Defendants declared that they honestly believed the article in the "Telegraph" was written or inspired by the plaintiff, and they published their com- ments without malice and on a question of great importance to Grimsby at the time.
MR. GRAYSON'S NECKTIE. Mr. Victor Grayson, M.P., making his first speech since his illness, at Netherton, on Saturday, apologised for wearing a black tie, which he said had been bought by a friend in anticipation of attending his (Mr. Gray- son's); funeral. That funeral was not going to take place for a while yet. There were some interests in this country which would be on the verge of laughter, arising from sincere joy, if they could hear of the death of some of the dangerous Social- ist agitators. He did not believe that was the Lord's intention. Speaking of what he said was an arrangement by the Government to allow members of Parliament to take their holidays in. batches, he said if they let the whole caboodle, with every man and manni- kin amongst them, go to the Fiji Islands to- morrow, England would stand a chance of being emancipated.
From a report on recent experiments in Toulon with the new French luminous shell, it appears that an explosion can be produced at will either in the air or under water. The illu- minations lasts fifty seconds, which is long-enough to enable the marksmen to aim the next pro- jectile. Drl Mason. Master of Pembroke College, has- been elected Vice-chancellor of Cambridge University. I,,
CRUISER ON THE GOODWINS. The new cruiser Defence reported an extra- ordinary experience on arrival at Devoiiport, after carrying out gun-laying tests in the North Sea. She was carrying out steam trials on the way back when a dense fog set in, and she reduced speed to between seven and ten knots. Sud- denly a shock was felt, and the vessel stopped, and it was found that she was hard and fast on the Goodwins. Perfect discipline was maintained, and some men who were in their hammocks did not trouble to leave them. Fortunately, the tide was rising, and when the engines were put full speed astern the cruiser came off undamaged.
ATLANTIC MYSTERY. It was reported on Sunday when the North German Lloyd liner Prinzess Alice reached Ply- mouth from New York that Mr. Isaac Moss, aged 28, a member of a prominent New York family of lawyers, had disappeared from the vessel during the voyage. Mr. Moss, who was travelling with a medical man, is said to have suffered from, depression before he embarked for Germany, but on board the liner he attracted attention by his high spirits and good humour. t He did. not appear at the breakfast table one morning, and when his companion visited his cabin he found ti empty. The bed had been slept in, and as Mr. Moss' day clothes were found in the cabin it was surmised that he had gone on deck in his night clothes. The ship was searched from end to end, but no trace of him 'could be found. A sailor noticed that a rail aft, which had been secure the night before, had been displaced.
HUSBAND'S HEROISM. A woman named Colien was walking along the banks of Niagara rapids on Sunday accompanied by her husband, when she sud- denly sprang into the river. Without a moment's hesitation, and regardless of the extreme danger of his action, Mr. Cohen plunged in after his wife, but although a very powerful swimmer a quarter of an hour elapsed before he reached her, by which time she was dead. He, however, clung desperately to her,, and, after battling with the strong current for nearly an hour, was pulled out by a rope bearing the dead body of his wife in his arms.
FATAL BOATING MISHAP, A boating accident, which unfortunately wa& attended by fatal consequences, occurred on Sunday night near Thames Ditton. Three gentlemen and a lady had taken a skiff with the intention' of rowing from Hampton Court to Richmond. Near Thames Ditton one of the party fell into the river. Efforts were made to save him, but when the body was brought to land life appeared to be extinct, and artificial respiration was tried without avail. The deceased was taken to the mortuary at Hampton Wick.