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I CHIPS OF NEWS. Air. Rhodes Cobb, who died at Kingston or; Saturday, aged mc of t-nc- founders of the Kingston flowing Club. C?KH: Jweph Watson, R.C., d.ed, aged ninety-three years, at St. Catherine's Domini- can Com-ent, Sbieldhdd, NewctMtIo-on Tyne, on Saturday.' Frederick Annerdale listings Snow? nine teen. who was tnvjng' :n Dover with h. was dead at hntel on Satur- day. havinir taken, cyanide of potassium. lie had been over-study in; recently. The funeral of Sir James John Trevor Lw, rence, Bart.. the well known horticulturist, took place at Mickleham on Saturday.- A large congregation attended a memorial service at Ilolv Trinity Church. Kensington Gore. The death is announced of Admiral Sholto Douglas, C.B., which- occurred at Southse11 on Saturday. Admiral Douglas entered the Royal Navy in 1847 at the age of fourteen. He saw service during the Kaffir and Burmese Wars. According to the Trilmna, the Italian Govern- ment has declared itself in favour of Scutari as the provisional capital of the new Albanian Stat. A disastrous fire, resulting in damage esti- mated at £25,000, has occurred at the Hackiv Brewery, in Munich. Five firemen were injured. The German Emperor has sanctioned the as- signment of Jt1,250 from the Secret Service Fund to the ethnologist, IIerr Leo Frobenius, to enable him to continue his exploration work in Central Africa The French airman Legagneux, at Cannes, established a new altitude record on Saturday attaining a height of 6,100 metres. The death was announced at Signiaringen on Saturday of the Dowager Princes-s Leopold of Hohenzollern, nee the Infanta Antonia of Pcr- tugal. Alderman Matthew- Ballantyne, D.L., an ex- Mayor of Londonderry and a large grain mi!- ler. died on Saturday in Dublin, where he had gone to be operated upon. Mr. Isaac Cohen, a wealthy master tailor, was run over and killed by a motor-omnibus in the East End on Saturday. According to a Tangier telegram, the noto- rious Moorish agitator, El Hiba. is reported to have been repulsed after heavy fighting. Elisabeth Webster, fifty-three, of Stratford, who was found on the pavement- bleeding from a wound in the head, and said she had been > knocked down by a tramcar, died in the West Ham Hospital on Saturday. While working on Rochester Bridge, Harry Cuckow, of Chatham, overbalanced and feD into the Medwav. The strong tide carried him some distance, and he was unconscious when rescued, but recovered under medical treatment- Albert John Gale, secretary of a local slate club, has been remanded at Bournemouth charged with embezzling t48, the club's' money. When he was arrested lie said: "If they had waited the money would have been repaid, but now they will not get a cent." The money had been used to pay debts. Alfred Jones, a weaver, was at Bacup sen- tenced to three month, hard labour for desert- ing his two young children in April, 1901. They ha.d cost the II aslington Un,oit £200. The body of Henry Salter, fifty, a waiter, was found in the Avon two or three miles below Bristol on Saturday. On December 4th -Salter threw himself from Clifton Suspension Bridge into the river 350ft. below. A girl of twenty, named Gertrude Booth. P. Christmas-card maker, was found hanging from a hook in the kitchen ceiLng cf her Blackburn home on Friday night. She had been despon- dent owing to lack of work. When the two daughters of James Pye, an Orm kirk labourer, found their father late in arriving home on Friday night they went in search of him, and found hii body in an u-i- fenced brook. He was lying" face downwards in shallow water Riotous scenes marked the opening of th.' Croatian Diet at Agram, and there was a struggle for the chair between rival presidents. Mr. Charles Mover, president of the Western Federation of Miners, declares that he was as- saulted and deported from Calumet, Michigan, the scene of the Christmas-tree disaster, in which seventy-two people lost their lives. A young American in Paris who had lost all his money at the races hanged and shot himself in the Bois de Boulogne. An illuminated address signed by 253 journal- ists. including the editors of al! the great news- pa peri, was presented to Lord Burnham on the ocrtusion of his eightieth birthday. Ten military districts in Great Britain and some stations abroad will be affected by the proposal to transfer the fixed defences at ports and the control of the Royal Garrison Artillery from the Army to the Navy. A farmer living near Brentwood went to a picture palace in Brentwood on Saturday even- ing and learnt by a message thrown on the screen that a. fire had in his absence destroyed the stables and sheds at his farm. Mr. W. Rampling, of St. Osyth, Essex, on Friday dug up in the open from his garden one and a-half busihel of new potatoes of the :zc of pullets' eggs. The top were over 18in. high. Carmichael. the captain of the Hull Kingston Rovers, a Northern Union club, won a horse, trap, and harness, valued at < £ 60. in a Christ- mas draw, tickets for which were 2s. each. Dr. Weeks, Vicar of St. John's^ Lowestoft, has announced to his parishioner# that owing to the action of the sea air and winter gales the fabric of the church is ciumbiing away, ard that at. least £ 800 is required to save the tcwer and spire. Clifford Ernest Deacon, an engine-driver, aged thirty, of Rotherham, was killed on Satur- day morning at the Main Colliery, Cajiklow. whilst engaged in: shunting wag-gorts. He wcje knocked down and run over by the engine he had just alighted from. While hunting with the Crawley and Hor- sham Hunt on Saturday Mr. Austin Bevan, only son of Mr. B. Y. Bevan, of Cuckfield, a member of the well-known banking firm of Barclay and Co., met with a serious accident. In taking a jump his horse fell upon him, and he was injured internally A verdict of found drowned was returned 01 a South Monaghan inquest on Thomas Free- man, who returned to his native place on Christ- mas morning from Glasgow. lie was taking a short "cut" to a relative's house and fell into a boghole during a blinding snowstorm. Frederick Williams, a farmer, of Griffitin- town. Monmouthshire, died on Saturday after swallowing his false teeth during sleep. After occupying the position for twenty-four years, Mr. E. R. Pease will at the end of the present year relinquish the secretaryship of the Fabian Society, and be succeeded by Mr. W. Stephen Sanders, who has acted as organising secretary for some years. William Collins Cook, a well-known gentle- man of Boston, U.S.A., was paying a holiday visit in England when he was taken ill on Christmas Day and died the same evening. He was formerly proprietor of Phe Priory Hotel, W skall. He had taken rooms in the hotel, and died in his old home. Since the middle of September Germany has taken 394,5S0 boxes of fresh herrings from Lowestoft, each containing about 500 iish, and Germany and Russia have been sent 384,580 bar- rels of salted herrings, each containing from I 600 to 8GO fish Both totals are new records. Four hundred and nineiy-five years 13 the total of thl1 ligC8 of the cr-w of the Lowest; ft fishing-boat Primrose, of which the oldest hand is B. Grimble, who cn Christmas Day war. 80. The other hands are 73, 63, 61, 60, and W respectively. The skipper is 55, but the oook is oulv sa.

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