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NOTES ON NEWS.

! NINE SHOPS ABLAZE.

LORD ROSEBERY AND THE BUDGET

zC750 DAMAGES FOR A BOY.

DEATH OF EX-LORD MAYOR.

VALUABLE PENNIES.

CAR BETWEEN TWO TRAMS.

MOTORIST SENT TO PRISON.

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- ACROBATIC CHIEFS.

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING,

ACCIDENT TO BOY JOCKEY.

MOTOR TOUR ON FIVE SHILLINGS

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) CHILD BETTING AGENT.\ i…

MISSING FOR TWO YEARS.

WITHOUT VISIBLE SUPPORT.

COSTLY FISHES.

WITH SAD RESULTS.

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TERRITORIAL COLOURS.

MUNICIPAL TRADING PROFITS.

BOY'S HEROISM fI

JUSTE THUNDER.

TWO MARVELLOUS ESCAPES.

LIVERPOOL OUTRAGES.

NEWS IN BRIEF. J..

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NEWS IN BRIEF. J.. Tragedies and Disasters* Joseph Banks was found dead on Saturday at the foot of the cliff at Black Rock, Brigh- ton. It is believed that he fell from the top of the cliff 250 feet above. Early on Sunday—his :fifty-sixth birthday —William Rampton, a guard on the London and South-Western Railway, was found dead on the line, near Chertsey, having been Tun over by a train. Swallowing a farthing caused the death of Ellen Conroy, age two, of Canning Town, on whom an inquest was held on Saturday. While on police duty, Gunner George Wil- liam Horsfall was found hanged in an empty cell in the Royal Artillery guard-room at Colchester. Depressed through worrying over trifles, Mr. Alfred Richards, an auctioneer, of Gordon-square, Euston-road, shot himself in his smoke-room, it was stated at the' inquest on Saturday. While engaged with the commander among the plant at the new Admiralty wire- less station at Humberstone, near Grimsby, Michael Malone inadvertently seized a live cable. His arm and one side of his body were instantly charred, and he died in great agony. Two young men, Matthew Warner and Ernest Wall, were buried alive by a fall of roof at Stockingford Colliery, Warwickshire, on Friday night. Ten tons of debris had to be removed before the bodies were recovered. While playing golf at Helensburgh, Mr. Walter Lamont, a Ceylon tea-planter, dropped dead. Elizabeth Baldwin was knocked down and killed by a motor-car bearing four Imperial Press delegates in Oldham-road, Manchester. During a friendly' fight between two pugilists at an athletic club in Birkenhead, one of the men—a half-caste named Thomas Victor Crooks-fell out of the ring and sus- tained fatal injuries. Accidents. Early on Sunday morning a woman, about forty years of age, was found in Maygood- street, Barnsbury-road, with a wound in the shoulder, and unable to give any account of her injury. Damage to the extent of 607,000 was done by a fire which originated in a Coatbridge drapery establishment. A serious fire occurred at the electric station, Newport Docks, on, Sunday after- noon. The damage is roughly estimated at £ 6,000. Becoming restive at Canal Bank, Camber- well, on Saturday, a horse attached to a cart fell into the canal, and, being held beneath the water by the cart, was drowned. While r Lieutenant Riding-Master T. Sin- field was competing in a. jumping contest at the Army Service Corps sports on Woolwich- common his horse fell at a fence and rolled over him. He was removed to the hospital suffering from concussion of the brain. 0 Told in the Courts. Mr. C.. H. Moordoff, a' solicitor and ex- town councillor, of Appleby, was sentenced at Westmorland Assizes on Saturday to three years' penal servitude for misappropriating* XI,200, trust funds. At Pufleet fair a policeman was attacked by several gipsies armed with axes and spades. One of the men was committed for trial on Saturday. At an inquest at Rochester on the body of Miss Florence Grierson, twenty-three, who was knocked down by a lady cyclist and killed, a verdict of accidental death was re- turned. Two Russian Jews, Abraham Diamond and Joe Gilbert, pleaded guilty on Saturday, at Nottingham Assizes, to breaking into the branch post office in the lace market. Dia- mond was sentenced to three years' penal servitude, and Gilbert to fifteen months' im- prisonment. Judgment having been given against him in the City of London Court, a debtor said he -had. no goods, but the plaintiff might have his four feodless children. While cases of robbery from gas meters were being tried at Greenwich it was stated that the South Metropolitan Gas Company last year was robbed of over one thousand pounds; in coin from automatic meters, and? lost an equal sum in damage to meters. Eighty per cent. of the robberies were from empty houses. At Kent Assizes Miss Helena Learner, of Bromley, was awarded a farthing damages in an action for breach of promise of marriage brought against Henry Alfred Balding, & professional footballer, engaged last season z;1 ne, with the Crystal Palace team. A verdict of "Manslaughter" was re- turned against Henry Tubbs, chauffeur to Sir Alex Rendel, at a Guildford inquest on Mr. T. Stephenson, who was thrown from his ti-ap in collision with a motor-car driven by Tubbs. At an inquest held at Battersea a man, when asked his daughter's name, replied: "I'm sure I can't tell you." Patrick Malloy, who had confessed to the murder of a woman in Tabard-street, and subsequently denied it, was discharged by the Tower-bridge magistrate. A charge of making false representation in claiming a pension was dismissed against Henry Hughes, an aged resident, at Chat- ham. He told the pension officer that he had no income. It was found that his wife owned several cottages; these, however, were fully mortgaged, and the income was returned aa nil. The World of Sport. The British Motor Boat Club promoted a race meeting at Erith on Saturday. At Woking, on Saturday, the annual golf match by singles and foursomes between teams representing the Bar and the House of Commons resulted in favour of the Bar by 8. .points to 6. They won the singles by 5 matches to 4, and the foursomes by 3 matches to 2. —" Percy Smallwood, the Welsh runner, on Saturday established a new world's record at Jeanette (Penn.) for 10 miles, covering the distance in 50min. 22sec. This beats Shrtibb's record by 18sec. Divesting himself of his tunic and rolling up his sleeves, the Duke of Devonshire took part in a tug-of-war at Yeomanry sports in Qhatsworth Park on Saturday. His side lost, but he was one of the few who were not sent over. Fishing tickets are to be'issued to mem- bers of the Metropolitan Water Board who wish to fish in their reservoirs. Jabez Wolffe, training for his contemplated attack on the Channel crossing, swam from Worthing to Brighton in 4hrs. 5Omins. Lord Egerton of Tatton has declined to re- ceive a deputation from the Manchester sec- tion of the Cyclists' Touring Club with refer- ence to granting facilities for refreshments at Rostherne. Mr. Pierpont Morgan has presented the Pekin Palace Dog Association with a chal- lenge cup, value 100 guineas. Music and the Drama Miss Constance Collier has been specially engaged to play several. leading parts during the Shakespeare festival at His Majesty's. Mies Maud Allan has been engaged for ) series of performances in America at a fee of £ 25,000. It is stated that the contract stipu- lates for fifty performances and guarantee. £ 500 for each. Mr. George Alexander, the actor-manager, has just celebrated his fiftv-first birthday. Mr. Ivan Lloyd-Powell, who made his debut at the Bechstein Hall as a pianist, is a young Welshman. At ten years of age he ) studied with Mr. Marmaduke Barton at the Royal College of Music. While there he gained the open scholarship of that institu- tion for piano, as well as winning the Hay- wood, Lonsdale scholarship and Hopkinson. gold medal.