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NEWS FROM ALL QUARTERS The Week at Home and Abroad WOMEN OBJECT TO GOVERNOR GENERAL Protest has been sent in a cablegram by the emeu's Political Association of Australia against the suggested appoint- ment of Mr Hobhouse as (Jovernnx- Gencra l. They clc-clnrc that such an appointment would be an affront to the women voters of Austrialia, in view of Mr Hobhouse's determined opposition to women suff- rage, and affirm that nci member of the present anti-suffrage Cabinet would be acceptable. The Australian House of Representa- tives has frequently recorded its adher- ence to women suffrage. ALARMING PIT CAGE ACCIDENT An alarming pit accident, which was, fortunately, unattended by loss of life, occurred at East Cannock Colliery, Hed- nesford (Staffs.) en Friday afternoon, when two cage-one ascending and the other dcending-collidcd with great, force. The former, which was laden with coal fell several hundred feet to the bottom of the pit, and was dashed to pieces. The shaft was also considerably damaged and several days will elapse before L-he 400 miners employed; at the pit will be able to resume work. OVERTRAINING CAUSES DEATH White M..u.b. tllghhyer was proceed- ing from Portsmouth to Devonport one of the cadets, Harold Henstock, died suddenly. An inquest was held at the Royal Naval Hospital. Dcvonport, on Friday. It was stated that on Wednesday Hem- stock. who was 18 years of age, was eIIl- g-a,g,ed with others in Swedish drill, when he fell backwards and died shortly after. Medical evidence was that the cadet suffered from enlarged, or athlete's heart, a.nd died from resulting syncope. The funeral took place after the in- quest, full military honours being ac- corded. ALLEGED CANCER "CURE." Holding no medical diploma, but claim- ing that his knowledge, gained in India, enabled him to cure cancer, Henry Del- vine was charged on remand at Bedford on Friday with obtaining money under false pretences from Walt-er Blott, draper, of Bedford. Mr Stimson, the town clerk of Bed- ford, who prosecuted, said that Delvine performed certain operations, after which he said he effected a cure of cancer. He claimed not only to alleviate but to re- move a cancer or tumour in 13 to 20 minutes. Mr Blott underwent some sort of treatment, and the defendant as- serted that he had removed a cancer, producing wha.t he described as "a sec- tion" with the words "another success." Mr Pierron, for the defendant, said he had 16 witnesses, to call, and a remand was granted for a fortnight, bail being allowed. A MUCH NEEDED PROTEST 11 At the Carnarvon Board of uuardis.ns meeting on Saturday, Mr David Thomas flnboiir) protested against the names of people applying for or m receipt of relief appear ng in the minutes and reports without "M r," "M rs. or any other title be;nl g iven them. Poor respectable people had as much right to a title of courtesy as any member of the board. ear, hear). At present their names appeared in the minutes and reports sus though they were dogs. The clerk sai-d that he had no infen- tion of injurin.g the feelings of poor per- sons, and in future he would take care that thev were given their proper titles. OPERATION ON LORD ROSE- WTTRV It was publicly announced for the first time on Saturday that Lord Rosebur y un- derwent a serious operation for an inter- nal complaint on January 12. The fol- lowing bulletin was issued Lord Rosebury underwent a serious operation on January 12. The operation was completely successful, and satisfac- tory progress has been ma.He. Insomnia has caused anxiety, and still necessitates absolulte quiet. On inquiry at his houfe in Berkeley- square it, was stated that his lordship ■was progressing. THE OUTLOOK FOR NEWPORT Newport's manufacturing boom m, tinues. A firm who manufacture steel and galvanised shees are seeking a. 25- acre si t-a in the, Uskitide. town. and there N everv reason to believe the negotia- tions will be. successful. Following up the decision of the Ma.nnesmann Com- pany and the Whitehead Steel and Iron Company to establish new works at. Usk- side, these, inquiries for sites are signifi- cant. CUMBERLAND MINERS AND POLITICS Following a. decision of the Clifton Lodge of coal mi ners in favour of "nm- ning" D, Labour candidate for the Cncker- molth Division, th", Siddiek Lodge have ta.ken a ballot, on the subject, in which 407 voted for a fight by Labour, and 169 voted against this course. The significance of the vote lies in the fact that the coalminers have the strongest trade union in the Cokermouth Division, and are a decisive factor in elections. There are many Cumberland mine,rs on the Rand, a'Dd just at present many of their relatives and friends at home are incensed by the action of the Government in South Africa. AMUSING BREACH OF PROMISE AT SWANSEA Damages amounting to JB500 were awarded on Monday at. Swansea Under- Shcriff's .Court. a g:li n fit. Williams Joseph Mathias, aged 64, a retired Swansea tradesman. who was sued by Miss Eliza- beth Thomas, aged 53, recently cook- house maid at York House, Palace-gar- dens, London, for breach of promise of marriage. The plaintiff said that the value of her late situation was ,including presents and tips, E50 a year. She had, with the defendant's consent, taken a house at Ammanford, where they intended to live after the wTedding, which was ar- ranged for last Easter. This wedding was postponed, and in June the defend- ant asked her what wos worth. She said that she had spent all her money on the home, and the defendant said he thought that she had at least 2200. He then began to "cool off." The plaintiff added that the defendant showed her his property at Swansea, which he said was worth £ 3,250. NEWSPAPERS BY AIRSHIP The ultimate supremacy of one of the two forms of craft which are now striving for the mastery of the a.ir was touched upon by Captain Waterlow in an address a.t the Ladies' Automobile Club, Brook-street, on Friday. I He was very prejudiced, he said, in favour of the airship. The present rate of 52 miles per hour was not anything very great compared with that of aero- planes. But those aeroplanes which tra- velled at over 100 rniler, per hour re- quired large open expa.nsrs in which to manoeuvre, and could orJy c/irrv oaie man beside the pilot, and could remain up only for a short period. Captain Wa.rln.w- anticipated a time when small airships would be used fc.T mail purposes. They were especially adapted for the rapid carrying of perish- able articles, and for newspaper distri- butioll. COAL WORKERS JOIN THE UNION After years of discussion the coal workers em ployed in the bunkering of steamers at Dartmouth have decided to organise, and a visit paid by Mr Dan Hillma,n, of Plymouth, district secre- tary of the Dock, Wharf, Riverside, and General Workers' Union, has resulted in tho formation of a. branch of the Union. Dartmouth coal workers have been un- settled for a considerable time and have recently engaged in a heated discussion on the quay regarding tho rates of pay. The meeting at which the branch was formed wi-4 at times of a noisy charac- ter, but it ended very amicably. SILVER PLATE ON COSTER'S BARROW Henry woodbrige and Daniel 0 Conn »I1 were charged on remand at Kingston on Monday with being in possession of a large quantity of silver plate found in a sack on a coster monger' s barrow. When O'ConneJl was arrested he saia "There's only mo a.nd Jingles (Wood- bridge) in it, and if you let him go I'll stand the racket." Detoctive Davy stated that the silver plato was found to be the proceeds of a case of house.-breaking at, Ashtead, ajid Surrey con tab lm were present in court to arrest the two men. FEARED LOSS OF STEAMER It was announced last week-end, wiat gravo fears are entertained that disaster has befallen the Aberdeen teamer Kath- loon, and tha.t, like the ill-fated Freder- ick Snow den, which wai lost two years ago, she has foundered in. the North Sea. with alL hands. The Kathleen, which is a steamer of 376 tone, left Burg head last week with cargo of railway sleepers for Middlesborough. Under ordinary circumstances she ought to have reached her destination on Tuesday morning, but she has been neither seen or heard of since she left Moray Firth Port. The owners have not yet given up hope, but the fact that the vessel has never been s poken, and that, she is five davs overdue on forty-eight hours run is giving rise to a very great anxiety on the pa,rt of the owners and the relatives of the crew. BISHOP AND A MILITANT I PLTSONETI.- .L It acordance with his promise maue to a deputation from the Women's Social and Political Union, the Bishop of Lon- don has visited Hoi loway Goal, and has ascertained tha-t Miss Rachel Peace, a militant prisoner, is in good health. The charge which the Bishop was as-ked to investigate was made in a statement from Miss Ansell to the effect that she was aw akened in Holloway by "a shriek of pain, uncontrollable, terrible pain, and then loud moans, heart-breaking. A door slammed., and she heard no more. The shrieks were reapeated the next morning and afternoon, a.nd were heard bv her twice a day while she was in prison. Dr. Ingram stated that he visited the remand hospital, which was about 300 yards from the convicted hos- pital, a.nd was relieved to find Afiss Peace who had no idea that he was coming, lit ?ie wif, c-,ni i ng, lying on a comfortable, t e l. ii liy dressed in a wellwaini:d eel i. UNIVERSITY SOCIALISTS SEEK HONOUR i.- ZgoNv University Socialists are making every effort to return Mr R. R.. Cunninghame Graham a.s Lord Rector in NovCJJube:, and already a committee of over 100 has been formed. There was a committee of 16 when Ali- 7. Keir Har- die, M.P., was the Socialist candidate six years ago. Among the Socialist supporters is Mr Ralph Erskine, the amateur light-weight champ i (Hi boxer of the world, and the president of the Socialist committee is Mr R. B. Palmer, a member of an Aus- tralian Ilubgv team which has toured England. FAMOUS MINISTER'S RETIRE- I MENT. Acting on medical advice, the Rev. C. Silvester Home., M.P., has resigned the post of superintendent of Whitefield's Tabernacle, Tottenham Court-road, W., which he has held for ten years. He in- tends later, if his health permits, to re- sume pastoral work in some other place. The Rev. W. Charter Piggot, who has been joint superintendent since 1912, will now be in ful charge.  ST. DAVID'S DAY. It has been decided to t geiiera-I I holiday to tho school-children of Car- marthen on Monday, Afarch 2nd, for the celebration of St. David's Day, and on the recommendation of the Cvmrodorion Society the local Education Committee have decided to purchase (for distribu- tion amon the. teach'rs of the town) five dozen of the pamphlets suggested by the Board of Education for the observance cf Gwyl Dewi Sunt. PIGEONS IN A WILL i Pigeons M'e remcmhcrecl in the will of the la,te Mr Samuel Cash Shewell, of Re-dear, Yorkshire, coaJ merchant, who died on January 1. leaving estate cf the gross value of £6,608. I The testator directed his executors not to dispose of his pigeons until the ex- piration of the first bleeding and show season after h s death, and to provide for their keep from the rent of his gar- den ground at Ccatham, Redcar. He also requested his executors to pay B10 to John Thwaitos for looking after the pigeons.  RABBI LEAVING SWANSEA It is announced that the Rev. H. J. Sandheim, of Swansea, is about to leave the town. He has accepted a call from an Hebrew Congregation in Winnipeg, Canada. The call was given at the re- sult of a personal recommendation from Dr. Hertz, the Chief Rabbi, before whom Mr Sandheim preached in London the Sunday before his installation. Winnipeg is one cf the leading cities of Canada, with a population of 2JO.000, and the where he will shortly take over his duties possesses the largest con- I gregatioll in the town. He will be given ample scope for social work. It will be remembered that the rev. gentleman re- cently lectured in Ystalyfera under tho auspices of the P.S.E. Society. A JUDGE RESIGNS It was announced on Monday that Mr Justice Bucknill had resigned his judge- ship owing to ill-health. This had been expected for some time past. Mr Justice Bucknill is well-known to our readers, having frequently Bat ss Judge of Assize in Swa.nsea. He was a. patient and courteous judicial officer, and in private life his pleasant manner made him very populwr. It was his custom when in Swansea to entertain at dinner the mem- bers of the police eecort provided for him. He was appointed a judge of the Queen's Bench Division in 1899, and had | previously represented Epsom in Par- liament. SAD WRECK OFF FALMOUTH Another story of heroism auds pathos to the fate of the 19 sailors who loet their lives in the wrek off Falmouth on Satur- day night of the German four-masted i barque Hera.. The Hera, a Hamburg ship of 1,994 tons, bound for Pisagua to Falmouth with a cargo of nitrate, met. on enteri ng the English Channel, with a violent southerly gale, accompanied by mist and driving rain. In the mist the light of Falmouth Harbour could not be seen. aud before those on board were awae of it they found the ship driven on the iornbound coast. Hut five men out of the crew of 24 were rescued. CATTLE DISEASE IN IRELAND A message from Dublin on Stiiidity stated No more unwelcome news could be received in these countries than that a serious outbreak of foot-and-mouth, disease has been discovered in Naas, County Kildare. The affected area is onl" v 19 miles from Dublin City, and is in the midst of an important cattle- grazing district. The fact that 21 cattle have been dis- covered with lesions of the dreaded dis- ease points to the suspicion that it had made some head way before. it was dis- covered, or else it must bo taken that the outbreak is of the same virulent type as that of last year. It coat the Irish farmers hundreds of thousands of pounds. SERIOUS EXPLOSION AT v ARTG I Three victims ot the disastrous explos- ion of blsusting powder at the Varteg and Garndiffaith Co-operative Society's stores (Mon.) who were most badly burned, are still in a. very critical condition. Thomas Brown, the manager, was handing some powder to a little girl when there was a terrific explosion. The little girl was but slightly hurt, but Brown, Thomas Dildy, and Gordon Eva.ns (two male shop assistants) were all seriously hurt. Brown and Evans arc still unconscious at Pontypoal hospital (whither they were removed), while Dady lies on the premises in a similar condition. The other injured. Lily Hunter, Lily Lloyd, and Maud Badman, are making fair progress. The cause of the explosion still remains a mystery. ——————— ———————

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