SPORTS AND PASTIMES. ■f?AMBRlt>GE T'EIAI, EIGHT—ASTL POM BETTING —COUNTY CRICKET CLUB BALANCE-SHEETS— LOND(I IRISH GOLFING CLUB—CARPEN- ITIER\s CHALLENGE—FOOTBALL. A commencement has been made at Cam- bridge with the practice for the University OBoatrace. The president, Mr. S. E. Swann, 1took out a crew composed of members of last term's trial eights as follows: E. A. Car- rington (Christ's College), bow; R. Gould (Jesus), P. C. Livingstone (Jesus), E. A. Fid- -clian (Emmanuel), K. J. Garnett (First Trinity), J. A. Ritson (First Trinity), A. Swann (Trinity Hall), A. C. F. Garnett Bot- jield (Third Trinity), stroke, and N. J. Rich (First Trinity), cox. The work done was of a Sight character, and the men were away only pi &hort time. In discussing the Lincolnshire Warren flFfill makes the following remarks in the Sporting Life: It would appear from the de- cline of some of the great ante-post betting handicaps and the rise of others that even the fcigger betting stables do not trouble so much about investing their money long before the Way of the race, and with bookmakers sharing on the apathy, owing perhaps to the coup kroTtght off with Berrilldon last year, fewer books have been opened and less business Tthan usual been done. It was said that the owner of Berrilldon netted the sum of £ 20,000 without any great outlay, and although big coups are often planned in races iike the CamUridgesb' :v, few larger soma liave been taken out of the ring recently on • Lincolnshire Handicap. The balance-sheet of the Gloucestershire County Cricket Club shows that the balance in hand of just over L373 with which the sea- won opened last year has disappeared, and that there is now due to the bank a sum of £ 671 14s. 5d. Members' subscriptions during the year came to £ 931 13s. 6d., but there was considerable falling off in Rate money. This -was especially the case at Bristol, where th< matches with Kent and Northamptonshire yielded only £45 ea(.:n. On the other hand, the August Bank Holiday match with Somer- set at Bristol brought in rather more than £ 418. The two matches at Gloucester pro- duced, roughly speaking. £ 196, and the three ..t Cheltenham 4:593. The chief items of ex- penditure were £1 ,072 for professionals "1 and £ 402 for amateurs' expenses. The annual meeting of the Somerset County 'Cricket Club was held at Bath on Saturday afternoon, Major C. H. Simpson presiding. In presenting the financial report Mr. Gerald Fowler said the subscriptions had fallen off hy £ 60, and the gate receipts,Avert- that much iietter. The balance against the club was £ 162. To make ends meet it was necessary <o increase the subscription list by at least £ 400. The accounts were adopted on the motion of Dr. Cobbold, who asked thai in Bath at least the paying "hours should "be-as at Lord's. 'Lord An-aalv, Imcster of the Pytchley Fox Tiounds, has found it necessary to issue the gollowing -notice: "'The M.F.H. having again (received numerous complaints from farmers and others of the unruly behaviour of the aecond horsemen—jumping fences, leaving gate open, &-c.-will be much obliged if ladies and gentlemen will caution their servants and give them distinct orders to remain with the liunt second horsemen. It would be in the Mature of a compliment to the Pytchley Hunt, and would much facilitate the task of keeping the second 'horsemen under some control, if they wee sent out hunting properly dressed (i.e., tall hats and black .coat*), and not. aa is "frequently the case, in very slovenly and -dirty attire:" At a meeting held recently at the Union of -the Four Provinces of Ireland, in John street. Adelphi, it was decided to form a London Irish Golfing Society. Mr. Joseph Nagle. 0& ■well-known plus player, presided, and Mr. Xarry Manou-e, who, as a member of the South London Harriers and the British Hympie team, was -i prominent runner some years ago, was appointed hon. secretary pro iem. It was decided to send a circular to all JLrishmer in London interested in golf. Amongst fire new list ■■■of license# joekeye. tinder th" "National Hunt Rules appears the auame «f 'F. Maltpn. and this has given rise to the impression that "Tich" Mason had de- cided to return to the saddle. The new rider, iK>w«ver, is Moon's brother Fred. •Owing to •» strike among the 'Warrington N-orilierii Uiiion (txture between Hull Kingston Rovers and Warrington at Hull on Saturday had toll)t, postp<)iied. The ,dirptite has arisen among, the members of the ^Warrington team on the question of bonuses in leouticctiou with the lluddersfield match ¡the week before. Warrinijton defeated Hud- dersfield., and claim tliey are entitled to the eame bonus offered to Huddersfield for a win. The Warrington :committec having refused the request of the players, che latter refused ito ;nnke the journey to Hull. 'Georges Carpentier, says t'he Paeis corrt, spondent of the Time*, IIUK issued through liis manager an offer to fight anyone, includ- ing flam Langford, for the middle-weight championship of the world, within the limits -of w-eiglit for that class. He .says that lie will "be willing to meet Joe Jeannette and give him 121b. Since Jeannette''s weight is cloee tir>o,ii liist., this is half a stone above the limit lor the middle-weight champion-ship. Now that the split between the F-ootball Association and the amateurs from the public schools and the Universities is at, length in a fair way to being healed, the Corinthians are looking forward to reviving something ..f their former prestige- There is no doubt that ama- teur football has suffered very considerably through the split, and the consequent iack of practice against professional clubs of the first rank, so that a year or two will probably have to elapse before it can be hoped to put into the field a team that could hold its own with the best pro elevens, as was the case in the .flays of Moon, Oakley, Lodge, Va.ss.all, and the immortal G. 0." The secretary of the Welsh Football Asso- ciation has informed the Wrexham correspon- dent ef the Spolinn) Chronicle, that all the Welsh players chosen for the International match with Ireland at Wrexham on Monday jK>xt have been released. The Welsh F.A. have confirmed the suspension of the player M'Ardlc by the Pontypridd F.C. directors for 1-raving Pontvpridd and returiiing to Scotland without permission. The Ton Pentre club Vave been ordered to satisfy the claim of T. Good all by January 19tlil otherwise the "pellslOn of the club will be ordered. The tves in the first round of the Football Association Cup were played on Saturday, and. despite the unfavourable weather ex- perienced, the attendances were larger than ever before, nearly 550,000 people being pre- «*nt at the thirty-two games, the average re- ceipts being X600 per match. There was no "eate" of :W),000, but many of 20.000. while 4nii!y at Huddersfield and Glossop were there fewer than 10,000 spectators. Most of the ga.mes resulted in accordance with expectation*, but the heavy defeat of Newcastle United, the failure of Evertou at Gloss-op. and Reading's poor show at Brad- ford were quite unexpected. The two most .ex(.it' 'll g games of the day were those between Swindon and Manchester United, won by the former in the last few seconds, and Leicester Fcwse and Tottenham HotspuT, in which for ih? first time on record, it is believed, ten goals were equally divided in a Cup-tie. TMiere have been many instances of ten or inore goals being scored in a m&tch. but a draw of five goala all is a very rare occur- rence in any class of football. In the last, of the Scottish Rugby trial matches the fifteen representing the Improb- aublel% defeated the Probables at Inverleith. ■Edinburgh, by a dropped goal and two tries 4o a goal and a try—10 points to 8. The first of the Jrish international trial malche# wa* played at Belfast, and ended in a win foi Meter, who defeated Muneter by two goalt tMICI two tries (16 pointe) to one goal (5 points)-
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I MARKETS. 1 1 LONDON CORN, MONDAY.—ENGLISH WHSAT. —The market was quiet and rather easier on the week, though quotations to day were steadier all over the market owing to the retura of colder weather: White milling lots ranged up to 35s., and reds up to 34s. per qr. FOREIGN WHEATS.—The market ruled steady at a setback of 3d. to 6d. on the week: No. 1 Northerns, 35s. 9d.: No. 2 ditto, 35s. 3d. ex I ship: Plate (new), 35s. 6d. ex ship; Russians, 32s. 6d. upwards; Indian, 37s. 3d. upwards landed. MAixE. Plate samples ruled 6d. cheaper than last Monday, but the market to-day was fairly firm at the setback Plate, 23s. 3d. to 23s. 6d.; Odessa, 23s. 3d. to 23s. 6d. landed. OATS.—Trade was slow, but prices were some- times lgd. over last market day, though lower on the week: New Plates, 14s. 7d. ex ship; Danubian, 14s. 9d. landed; Canadians, 18s. 6d. upwards heavy Russians, 22s. 6d. upwards landed. BABLEY.Grinding and feeding lots cleared quietly at about late rates: South Russian, 20s. 6d. to 20. 9d. landed. Malting lots were inactive and dull: English, 28s. to 37fi. Smyrna, 30s. to 35s. Chevalier Chilian, 36s. to 37s.; Riga, 26s. to 26s. 6d. per 4481b. BEANS AXD PEAS.—There was a steady de- mand at late prices. LONDON FLOUR. MONDAY.—The market was inactive, and tho decline in wheat prices affected the tone rather depressingly. There was little quotable change, however, to note on the week: English Town-made Patents, 27s. 6d. to 29s. "d.: ditto Country-made, 25s. to 27s.; American Patents, 26s. to 28s.; ditto Bakers', 23t. 6d. to 35s. 6d. per sack. LONDON CATTLE, MONDAY.—Beast entries on to-day's market numbered 900, a decrease of 250 compared with last Monday. Trade, though slow, was steadier, helped by the oolder weather. Eighteen Scotch bullocks offered, and were quoted 5s. 2d. to 58. 4d.; Devons, 5e. to 5s. ,4d. flercfords, 5s. to 5s. 4d.; Norfolks. 5s. 2d. exceptionally, 5s 4d.; Irish, 4s. 64. to 4s. lOd.'There was a quiet trade in fat slaughter- ing cows and bullf; the former were quoted at 3s. lOd. to 4s., and the latter at 3s. 6d. to 3s. lOd. Twenty-five milch cows offered, and prices ranged from Jtl7 to < £ 23 each. Four thou- sand three hundred and forty fiteep wet'e penned in the market, a decrease of 820. Trade was steady as follows Best Down tegs, 6s. 4d. to 6s. 8d., best half-breds, 6s. to 6s. 4d.: best. Ikwn ewes, 4s. 4d. to 4s. 8d. per stone. Five calves offered, but trade was too small to note. LONDON MEAT, MONDAY.—Trade quiet: supplies fair Beef, English, 4s. to 4s. 2d.: American, 3s. lOd. to 4s. 2d.; Scotch, 4s. 2d. to 4s. 10d.; Argentine hindquarters, 3s. to 3. 4d. Mutton, English wethers, 4s. 6d. to 5s.; ewes, 3s. 4d. to 3s. 8d.: Scotch ewes, 3s. 4d. to 3s. 8d.; tegs, 4s. lOd. to 5s. 6d.: New Zealand, 3s. to 3s. 4d. Lamb, English. 6s. 4d. to 7s. 4d.; Aus- tralian, 3s. 8d. to 4s. Veal, 4s. 4d. to 5s. 8d. Pork, 4s. t* 5s. per stone. LONDON PROVISIONS, MONDAY.—Butter steady: Danish. 126s. to 130s.; Normandy, 118s. to 130s. Australian, 100s. to 116s.; New Zea- land, 114s. to 120s.: Argentine, 108s. to 112s.: Russian, 108s. to 112s. per cwt. Cheese firm: Canadian, 66. to i-Os.: Dutch, 60s. to 70s. per cwt. Bacon firm: Irish, 72s. to 80s.: Continen- tal. 60s. to 74s. per cwt. Hams steady: Ameri- can, 66s. to 72s. per cwt. Eggs quiet. LONDON POTATO, MONDAY.-Trade ,qtti,-t for liberal offerings. Quotations: Lincofyis, 65s. to 75s.: King Edwards, 70s. to 75s.: Kent-s and Essex, 60s. to 70s.: Bedfords, 60s. to 65s.; Blackland". 45s. to 55s. per ton. BRADFORD WOOL, MONDAY.-The feeling here is that at the London sales wool will be master of the situation, and topmakers here are not pushing business pending the opening, of the, auctions. Merlnoes to-day are quoted a frac- tion dearer in some cases, and holders generally are very firm, whilst there is also an improved tone in crossbreds. English wools are steady, but there is only a retail business. Mohairs are still neglected
Father: "Ah, Tommy, you aon't know when you're well off. I wish I were a boy again. So do I—littler than me. too." Old Gentleman: "My boy! my boy! you do wronK to fish on a Sunday." Boy: "If can't be no harm, sir. I ain't patched nothing." A philosopher has been described as a creature who is miserable when other men are happy, an happy when other men are miserable. When .asked his reason for saying that a blush is an anomaly, a wag replied: "Because a woman who blushes is admired for hèr .d\(,ek." Jacky, my sohn," Raid a thoughtful fttiier of the Jewish persuasion, "'dak** 'longer and den you von'r vear out boots so quick." According to an American writer, the boy who has too much pocket-money when lie is growing up never has quite enough after he reaches manhood. Yes, smoking is an expensive habit. When a man gives his friends cigars all the ellr round. look what. a lot he loses." Do you rticen cigars or friends? Dorcae: Won't your meeting be very kte if all the members are going to take part in tho debate?" Mrs. Dorcas: "WhJ no, dear! We'll all wTMtak Qt. once
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AGRICULTURAL NOTES. I BY A PRACTICAL FARMER. I SHIRE HORSE SHOW. The list of prixas to be offered at the Shire Horse Society's thirty-fifth annual show at Islington on Tuesday, February 24th, and three following days, is a proof of the con- tinued prosperity a.nd usefrlness of the society. The prizes amount in value to £ 2,290, the whole of which is given by the society. and this tota' is the largest aggregate offered at any show devoted exclusively to the interests of one breed. The classification is the same as last year, seven classes being pro- Tided for colts and stallions, an equal number for mares and fillies, and three for geldings. The prizes vary in accordance with the Average number of entries in each class, the three-year-old colts having the largest total of eleven prizes, while ten prizes are offered in each of the two year old classes. In the male classes the first three prizes are of £ 20, £15, and £ 10, and the others of L-5 each and for females the first and second prizes are of £15 and £10, and the others of L5 each. For geldings there is one prize of £ 10 and the other two of £5 each in the younger classes, and in the oldest class three prizes are of X15. £10, and E5. In addition, the judges are given power to award highly-commended and commended tickets, and all of these carry a money value of,LS for the reserve ticket, C2 for the highly commended, and £ 1 for the commended. It may be recalled that it was the Shire Horse Society which inaugurated the practice of giving prizes for breeders as distinct from the exhibitors of the successful animals. Thi.3 has been a feature of the London show for many years, and it is continued on the same liberal scale, £10 going to the breeder of a first prize animal and £ 5 to the breeder of aloll other prize winners, whether bred by ex- hibitor or not. I TITHE RENT CHARGE. The corn averages for the years to hirritmas, 1913, are: Wheat, 4s. Id. per Imperial bushel; barley, 3s. 31d. per Im- perial bushel; oats, 2s. 4!d. per Imperial bushel. Each £ 100 of tithe rent. charge for the year 1914 will, therefore, amount to £75 16s. 4d., being £ 1 Is. 6id. more than last year, and exceeds the value for any year since 1892. The following statement shows the worth of S100 of tiitlie rent charge for the last aeve-n years: For the ye&r 1907, £ 68 19s. 6id. 1908, £69 10s. 6id. 1909, £ 60 18s. 5id. 1910, X70 7s. 8d. 1911, 971 4s. lid. 1912, £72 14s. 2td.; 1913, L74 14s. 9Jd. This year's value is £24 39. 8d. below par and £ 36 19s. 2fd. less then the record sum re-ached in 1875. The editor of The Tithe Rewt-cha-rge Tables" points out that it is now seventy- eiglit years since sta-tutory provision WMl made for the commutation of the tithes of England and Wales into tithe rent charge, varying in value from year to year according to the average prices of corn for the seven years en-ded the next preceding Christmas. During the eajrliet part of this period the annual variation's were, on the whole, favour- able to the receiver of the tithe rent charge, but in recent years they have greatly favoured the payer of the charge. The average worth of each £ 100 of tithe rent charge for the twenty-five years 1890-1914 is only £71 5s. 10 £ d,. as compared with ;EIOI IN. 11id. for the previous fifty-three years, the corre- sponding average for the whole period of seventy-eight years being £91 17s. 0 £ d. I PROFIT AND LOSS ON MILK. I referred recently to wie interesting results of some observations made through- out. a year upon a number of dairy cows in Kent. A report of a similar and equally in- structive inquiry reaches me from Leeds University, \;V here Dr. Crowther has had nine herds under review, and the average cost of food per gallon of milk varied from 5d. to 79d. The average yield per cow per Annum was barely 600 gallons, and the esti- mated total cost of food £ 19 13s. IOd. Com-, plete records were obtained for the year of 109 cows, and we fitid that with milk valued at 7d. per gallon forty-six of them failed to pay the cost, of the food they consumed, and even when valued at 8d. there were twenty- six that were unprofitahle, while twelve, would have failed to earn their food even had lOd. per gallon been obtained for the milk. Seven of these were in a herd where the food cost 8d. per gallon of milk. In a herd where the cost was 5d. per gallon, the average yield per cow was 659 gallons, and though there were nve herd's in which this was exceeded, the estimated cost of the food per cow was £13 17s. With average cows a good return can, therefore, be obtained when feeding is arrainged according to the milk yield. In these herds the differences between the best and the worst are very striking. If the milk is valued at 8d. per gallon, the smallest difference between the value of the milk produced by the best and worst cows in any herd is £9 13s., and in one case it was as much as JE30 Is. Com- paring the three best with the, three worst in the various herds, the difference per cow is as much as £ 21 Is. in one case, but it was a small herd, and included a cow that gave 1,309 gallons. In a herd of thirty-two cows complete records were taken, and the differ- ence per cow, comparing the three best and three worst, was C16 12s., while in all cases the figures were substantial. Even allowing for a difference in feeding, it is evident that the poorer cows are not paying their way, and it requires the profit on some of the best to pay the loss on those at the other end of the scale. As regards the general standard of dairy cattle, the herd averages ▼aried from 555 to 827 gallons per cow, and the average for all the herds was 678 gallons per lactation period. THE MILK STANDARD. I The difficulty of fixing a standard for milk on a basis that will prevent any farmer being unfairly prosecuted and unjustly fined is well shown by three Yorkshire tests. If the milk from all the herds had been sold, only two of the farmers concerned would not at some time have been in the unenviable posi-tion of being liable to be summoned for adulterating milk. One of the exceptions was the owner of a herd of pure-bred Guernseys, while one of the herds that lailed had a con- siderable proportion of Guernseys and Guern- sey crosses. In no cas>e, however, did the milk for the whole day fall below the limit of 3 per cent. butter fat, but in no fewer than 27 cases the milk from a whole herd at one milking was too low, and in eight cases it was under 2'8 I-er cent. That is to say, even the mixed milk from a herd frequently falls below the 3 per cent, limit at one milking, and that, too, though the milk for the whole day has never failed. I NOTIFIABLE DISEASES. I The returns under- the Diseases of Animals Acts for the past year show an improvement under all heads as compared with 1912, and only in the case of swine fever is the com- parison with 1911 unfavourable. The total outbreaks of swine fever in the fifty-two weeks O in 1912, 2,466 in were 2,573, against 2,920 in 1912, 2,466 in 1811, and 1,561 in 1910, when only 15,123 pigs were slaughtered, as against 32.034 in 1913. oeeing wai tue resincuuns nave oeen maoe so much more severe, it seems as if the pre- valence of the disease has been at any rate arrested. Anthrax has been as widespread as before, but outbreaks were less frequent, the aggregate cases numbering 596 and attacking 652 animals as compared with 743 and 840 in 1912 and 908 and 1,123 in 1911 Glanders maintained its improvement, but the rate is less pronounced, the total being J62 out- breaks against 172 and 209. but 447 animals were attacked as against 315 in 1812 and 504 in 1911. The figures for the two years since para- sitic mange was made a notifiable disease show a satisfactory diminution, the outbreaks for last year numbering 2,373 as against 2,873, and the animaho attacked 4.624 an against 6,068. Of foot-and-mouth disease only two cases, both towards the end of the year, occurred in 1913, 73 animals being at- tacked. This is a pleasing contrast to the 83 outbreaks attacking 645 animals in 1912 and the 19 outbreaks attacking 487 animals in 1911.
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REVIEW OF THE CORN TRADE. I The following returns will be of interest to farmers and factors alike: LONDON SALES OF BRITISH PRODUCE. Wheat. Barley. Oats Qr. Qr. Qr. 1913 91.856 51.129 30.125 1912 83,907 41,053 31.583 1911 128,010 73,3'28 44.136 1910 146,707 76,617 39,043 There has been a decided revival in the demand for barley, and some recovery in wheat sales, but the total quantity of oats disposed of reveals a steadily decreasing busi- ness. The standard has now dropped from 40,000 to 30,000qr., or 25 per cent. in five years. Is this the measure of the loss to London stables and the gain to garages f The Board of Agriculture supplies no details of horses owned for town use. The London market as a whole has lost ground rather badly since the good time 1910-11. The wheat gradient this week is between Berwick and Leeds. The good price made at Leeds is not echoed by other Yorkshire markets such as Malton, Doncaster, and Hull: Leeds, 32s. 7d. Berwick, 28s. 7d.; range, 4s. Barley is depressed almost everywhere: Nottingham, 29s. Cambridge, 23s. 2d.; range, 5s. lOd. Oats sell at a fair price in the Home Dis- trict, in the Midlands and in Wiltshire, but are depressed in Yorkshire and East Anglia: Devizes, 20s. 7d.; Hull, 17s. 2d.; range, 3s. fid. -Mark Lane Express. CURRENT PRICES OF BRITISH GRAnt j AND FLOUR IN MARK LANK. LONDON FLOTJ*. (Cash ex Town Mill) Top Price per 280 Ih. Slit Town Whites „ 29/6 Town Houaeholda 26/6 No. 2 „ 25/0 Hungarian Process It 34/0 Best American London Grouad n 38/6 London Standard, 80 per cent. „ 27/0 COUNTRY FLOTJR. Cash at London Terminus.) Best Price per 280 lb. 35/6 Good Patents „ 24/S Straights „ 23/6 Roller Whites. 22/0 Stone-Made 23/3 BRITISH GRAIN (OFT STANDBI, S. IL Wheat, White .per50.. 33 to 37 Red 11 32 to 36 Rivetta per 480 lb. 31 to 33 Barley Malting per 44SIb 32 to 3S Poultry „ 27 to 29 Feeding per 4001b. 23 to 25 Malt, English, Beat per 336 lb. 41 to 43 „ Fine „ 36 to 37 „ Ordinary 34 to 35 Scotch, Fine 39 to 41 „ Ordinary M 38 to 39 Brown „ 31 to 35 Black 31 to 35 Crystallised „ 33 to 37 Oats, Fine Scotch, 1912. M to 27 11 1913 „ 24 to 27 Good Gar tons, Old „ 23 to 24 11 New. „ 20 to 22 Tartary, Old „ 21 to 22 „ New „ 20 to 21 Winter, Old Blaek. „ 23 to 24 „ New „ M 20 to 22 Old Grey "e 22 to 23 New" 20 to 21 Common, New per 3121b. 18 to 19 Inferior. New per 3041b. IS to 19 Beans, Pigeon, 1911 per 5321b. 62 to 54 1912 „ 44 to 48 1913 42 to 43 Winter, 1912 °, 35 to 37 1913 33 to 34 Spring, 1912. „ 36 50 38 191:L. „ 34 to 31 Peas, Marrowfats, Fine New per 0041b. 9S to 94 Sound New 88 to 90 Partridge,Fine „ 37 to 39 Common. „ 35 to 37 Maple,1912. 35 to 36 "1913 35 to 3S Dan 1912 „ 34 to 3i „ 1913 „ 33 to 35 itye" Fine per 4801b. 25 to 27 Poor per 4641b. 22 to 24 Tam, Spring, 1912. per 5321b. 46 to 00 Fine, 1913 „ 40 to 43 Common, 1913 tf 33 to 36 Winter, 1912. 45 to 4S Fine, 1913 „ 40 to 44 Common, 1913 M 32 to 38 Gens, 1911 96 to 108 „ 1912. 80 to 88 „ 1913 72 to 80 Beckwb. eat, Norfolk per 4001b. 31 to 32 Linseed, Lincolnshire per 4241b. 52 to 54 Bapeseed, Best New per 4161b. 70 to 74 Common ..f „ 66 to 68 Mastardeeed, Brown per 4481b. 96 to 108 White „ 88 to 96 Common 72 to 74 Oeeeryeeed.Eseex per 4641b. 78 to 82 -Afark Lant Exprut.
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I WORK AND WORKERS. POSTAL SERVANTS' DEMANDS RAILWAY MATTERS — THK "GRIEVANCE HKAKKR — LIABILITY FOR INSURANCE CARDS—CADEBT COLUERY OFFICIALS SUMMONED—BUILDERS AXD TK.W>E UNIONISTS. The Postmaster-General has received a de- putation from the Post Office Controlling Officers' Association, representing the male and female members of the postal, telegraph, and telephone branches. The deputation laid before Mr. Samuel certain anomalies arising out of the Holt Committee's recommenda- tions. The chief points presented were scales of pay, promotion, hours of attendance, and vested interests. It was pointed out that, whereas the rank and file and the higher- grade officials are to receive increases of pay, certain sections of the controlling officers of both sexes have been entirely ignored. It was promised that further consideration would be given to this matter. The National Joint Committee of Postal Trade Unions at Leicester has discussed its plans for the Parliamentary agitation in sup- port, of the movement for an advance of wages. Every member of the House of Com- mons is to receive a statement of the case. At a public meeting one speaker said that if, after all, they failed to get their demands, no responsible Minister would blame them if they took the Jaw into their own hands. At the close of the proceedings on Saturday a statement was issued to the effect that the Joint Committee decided not only to enter on an active Parliamentary campaign, but to ask. for an interview with Mr. Lloyd George on the Holt Report, the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer beiflg the -technical freed -of the Post 'Office. -Alr. J. 'H. Thomas. M. P., addressing a meeting <■>? railwaymen at Cardiff on Sunday said that a policy of sectional or sympathetic strikes would lead to and disaster. It was no use attempting to bluff employers, they had got past the stage of pious resolu- tions. and it was no use talking of s t-ri ke s when they did not mean anything of the- kiiid. A demand for a 30s. minimum wage would lead to endless friction. It would not result in benefit to many, and would split up the men into sections. It is reported that the London and North- western Railway Company have intimated to their police staff that they must not in future belong to a trade union. Notice to this effect has. it is stated, been given to the Liverpool district, and one member of the police staff, who is a member of their National Union of Railwayrnen, has been iiiforrne4 that he must either "leave the union or the police depart- ment. Some indignation has been aroused among railway trade unionists by this phase of industrial trouble, and a prominent railway union official of the Liverpool district stated on Saturday that the matter has been re- ported to Unity House and to the Railway- men's Vigilance Committee. It is stated that the man referred to declares his intention of remaining with the 'National Union of Rail- daymen. Mr. T T. Williams, whose promotion to the post of chief iroods manager to the London and North-Western Railway Company renders vacant the pokt of "grievance bearer' will be succeeded in that capacity by his son. Mr. W. H. Williams. The post wifs created by the company two years ago in order to investigate causes of unrest among the staff, with a view to their removal where possible, and it has been so successful that the experiment is to be continued. The liability of an employer for retaining-a workman's insurance cards was a point raised at Dudley, when a boilernuikcr sued his late emplovers for £ 1 19s. 6d. Plaintiff said he left without notice, and did not con- sider he was compelled to give notice. Tfe Obtained another situation, but when he ap- plied for his health and uueinplovment cards to be sent to him by post the firm refused, unless "he served his notice. He was unable; to retain his new berth in consequence, and was thrown out of work. It was submitted that the cards did not belong to the plaintiff, but to the Insurance Commissioners and the Board of Trade, and that they were lost in :the post. The case was dismissed. The Doneasfcer 'West Rifling magistrates were engaged for over six hours on Saturday înhe(t,ring summonses against three princi- pal officials of the Cadeby colliery, where the great disaster occurred in. July. 1912. for not widening the main -roads, as. required by the Mines Act, 1911. The prosecution was instituted by the Home Office. The defence •was that, in view of the explosion and the • coal srrike. the company had not had suffi- cient time to complete the work. and that: they were proceeding with it as fast a.s they could. In dismissing the case, the Chair- man said the magistrates recognised the 1 difficulty which the company had I to contend with, having regard to the safety of the ,mine,, a.ri,d they did not consider there should ibe a conviction. Mr. S. Stonnett. district secretary of the Amalgamated Society of 'Carpenters and i Joiners, said that the statement., appear;n in the Press that the I on don builders' action in giving notice to five of the prin- eipal trade unions to terminate the acree- ment. was justified was somewhat misl^ad ng, •as It gave the public the impression thnt the various societies had openly violated the agreement. The rules provided, that in case of violation of the agreement a meei'ng of the Conciliation Board should be called, and the only two meetings of the 1J(Jv:rd culled I last, year were in respect of violations of the i' rules bv members of the Masters' Associa- tion. Som-e of the builders had not strictly adhered to the agreement, and if the builders w-e-re. j-ustined c-Aiieell, ig rules over petty disputes which had occurred, the unions would have ben justified in taking the <sa,me course. He was of opinion that if both sides would exercise a little tolerance towards each other at the present moment a better understanding would be brought about. The Ashton-under-Lvne Trades and Labour Council have decided to present a meniorial to the Chancellor of the Ducby asking for the appointment of more magis- trates for the borough. There are now thirty-eight magistrates on the list, against sixty when the last maHristprial appointments were made. The Trades Council have nominated Mr. Tom Cox. miners' agent; Mr. James Edgar, tailors' society; Mr. S. T. Cogsins. weavers' secretaryMr. John E. Hirst, insurance agent; and Mr. J. W. Wel- ford, tramway employees' representative. When the million and a-lialf women who are employed as domestic servants in this country have become members of the Domestic Workers' Union, those ladies of titJwho denounced the Insurance Act so vehemently as an unnecessary interruption of the invariably harmonious and idyllic rela- tions between mistress and maid will be faced with a still more terrible situation, says the Manchester Guardian. For the organisers want the conditions of domestic service put on a more definite basis, and already they seem to have the very clearest ideas on what that ba,s.;s must be. They demand: Twelve-hour dav: set meal hours; provision of uniform; half-holiday weekly; graded scale of wages; fortnightly; two free hours daily; com- pulsory character note; abolition of regis- tries; all public 'holidays; one week's holiday in three months; sanitary bedrooms. It is not stated how many of these con- cessions the Union hopes to secure in the im- mediate future, but an article by Miss Jessie Stephen in the Labour Woman gives an en- thusiastic account of the Union's progress in Glasgow, where over 100 members have re- cently been enrolled. Miss Stephen adds that the demand for sanitary bedrooms is more im- portant than might appear at a first glance, and gives some details of highly insanitary conditions. It is the only comment she makes on the union's demands, and it touches one of the most awkward facts in the problem of the servant—that there are such wide differencee in households and mistresses, and that the good mistress, who looks at the problem from her own experience, has usually no idea of the bad mistress and the treatment she accorda to her servants.
BILLIARD AND BAGATELLE TABLES A lame Stock of Now and Swend-hand Tablao ftlwar* an lutad; also OonvwrtibW Billiard and Dining Tabl—. Wtto fw LIM, G. Xd.dN LU Ki..Id ]Rd., i!X AN OBSOLETE CAR. |=- ￼ I t SOCIFK%. REFO CHAUFFEUR GEORGE :-What, more ships: The old cap cant stand it, you forget she's not up to date. JOHN BULL:—Very well. I'll get a car like my German friend there, which manages to carry all he wants.
I CIIIPS OF NEWS. I The King and Queen hope to attend a •matinee -,at the Palladium Theatre on Matvh 17th in aid ')f the fund for rebuilding the 'Chelsea Hospital for Women. At Castle Eden, East Durham, Joseph Irving, a labourer. was charged with taking a pipe and matches, and Leslie Westgarth, an apprentice fitter, with taking- eigarcttes into the Easington mine. 1 r-v• tit; was (in«>d £ 2 and Westgarth .£1. Damage estimated at JE5.000 was wrought by fire at the Lancashire Motor Engineering Com- pany Works, Limited, Preston, on Saturday. Several motor-cars in course of construction were destroyed. Lord Tredegar. who purchased at a cost of X4,000 the drill hall at Newport, has presented it to the Monmouthshire National Re-erve, of which he is the Colonel-Commandant. The han is to be converted into a social club. William Dalton, a tinplate worker, was sen- tenced to three years' penal servitude at the West Riding Sessions at Sheffield for house- breaking and stealing c £ !5, as well as jewellery, from the how;' of Mr. Oscar G. Thomas, Wath, on Christmas night. The police stated that there were three other charges spending against the prisoner, who had a bad i-ecord. Whilst passing a wood at Highleigh, Jo eph Skitt, an ex-gamekeeper, aged seventy- four, caught his foot in a wire which caused a trap-gun to go off. He was injured and died in hospital. At the i:iq,,i,,st it was stated that the guyl was loaded with blank cartridges, but that a piece of slag must have accidentally got into the charge. A verdict of ;accidental death was returiieil. Chinas Malcolm was kined in the nickel works at Kirkintilioch by a quantity of metal Oiling on him. He was" eompletely buried by the metal. Before leaving Cliatsworth for Lismore Castle the f);:ke of Devonshire announced that the v.'ugfs of all married workmen in his employ getting less than 23s. would be raised Is. a week. Thf death occurred on Friday night of Mr. ;J.ntiah Hhoct0". manager of the Alfreton and F,Iii)-Ip,iiii pits of the Blackwell Colliery Com- p.'iuv. Derbyshire. 'Mr. Rhodes started life as an ordinary pit-boy. A fire w:is discovered by one of the night :I;)nt" În ,a clerk's office in the basement of w- st of Somerset House about 2.30 on nioniing. Tiie damage .wat. confined u> the charring of a beam. 'frivitijr evidence at a Tlanipstead inquest, Albert Vo,(Ivk(,. a ,a',d that it was on Hampstead Iaily (.)it ir-co,itit of Hampstead being a no' (1 P'HCC for siuc:des. F -wing an apprenticeship. Miss Ursula Fin. ;iite, the daughter of the clerk, is to be -a f"\v days hence to the freedom of City Guild of Gardeners. Viscountess is an lion. "'frN'man'"01 the Guild. The ni'-ig:tcali-s at Cr.iyvlon have granted a ir.ovs u)nl,-r which tile validity of t'h,- recent • \v i- !i]:irions <:f t'he ('onsevvctors of LtehHm Cnr snort velflf'nu to the playing of gdf will be ••o-«.<r-d in the interests of the general public. workers at the Rotherhithe-road of (he South-Pastern Railway Company in i^at the light in the yard at night is that the nieti l ove to wear blue glasses ro jpt.ilr'Ct, their eyes. They demand redress. .WI>on 'Town -Council h.is refused to allow fhe ,nea"hi"1' Terrif o''al Association to ad- The Labour Councillors, In* oj'poscH the suggestion, declared that the oig 10011 lost their self-respect when they Army. at Deal passed a reso- hiiiovi <'<>'i<!etmr')ig the Corp .ration's new pier end unanimously resolving to op- .provisional order. "ff'fi.ms against the scheme a.ve being largely ¡!n, L n -a gravel-pit )h' f.otr won were working in a gravel-pit :I'r"M-'[nMn''?h, 'Gloucestershire, the face (xill'tpst'd. Three men managed to •■••si*<*p'\ ikJt .Ooorge <G5Hett was buried beneath rlvMrr of grayr'l, and was quite dead ((''onisrru'iR'lf.i' had lectured in ('c" r- o 0.1 the work of the British Ant- i :¡-¡i." f:r,(\J;o", \YU received in audience f!'<- Ij)i«rik'ta on Saturday. Po": -:omÍlt11 iorporo (ion Telephone Commit th" the telephones to the L'?-efo.M5.COO. artaxish iere, V."m Sibba'.d. a Dalmuir, DumhartonshiTe, h?'tM. dI'dfroMt injuries sustained by his 'o > -s iboeoming ignited while asleep before bw-ojii?ng ign:toti %]life a.sltep be f ore V of dynamite *vas being dried near :< h'" Lfrida (^painl, when it exploded. Four v .r!.m0n wpre killed and fifteen injured, seve- s»>,ri(i')sly. The settlement of the Ministerial crisi s in !t<> being delayed by the continue<l ill ie-s of K.,ijf,- %vl;o has been prescribed .!»olute rest b.v the (tooNirs. he police of ,bl">"1!l1' have arrested the 'at her of an eight-yo.-r-old girl, Marthe '•fnlattre, whose body was found in It canal tied ■ r> in si- sack. IIi.« two sons, agt^d twenty and H.nty-two. h.nve ;:ho been arrested. A disastrous fire, funned by a strong wind i the western part of Freetown, Sierra •f.coiie. Oil Friday afternoon. Over 100 houses wire destroyed, and hundreds of people are homel ess. After ten days' fishing the trawler Arctic has oMii-ncd t., Boston, Lincolnshire, with a catch winch sold for j isi over £ 360, which is believed to he «. record fov the time occupied. A whole dec.- has been sent fro High Wycombe to make soup for the children of strikers in the chsiir and furniture trade, and Lord Rothschild ha- also forwarded CICO to the fund. Yarmouth herring-boats, which completed an arduous bit very successful voyage at Christ- mas, i n ve re*ur»ed operations, having gone as St,)i-iio"ay', "it tli(! tl,,brides, for the win- ter fishing there, wh.ch has made a very satis- factory start. At Jager.sfontein, in the Orange Free State Province, a number of Basutos broke out of con- ty-ol itid attempted to rush the town, being only driven back after a desperate resistance by a handful of whites. The three Zablrn officers have been acquitted. The news has caused general indignation in e r;i ii v.