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CHIPS OF NEWS. I David Williams, a collier, of Borrymaea, near Swansea, took a draught oif ecwrorive acid in mistake for medicine on Saturday, and died shortly afterwards. Amid cheers the new Allan liner Alsatian, the largest steamer that has ever sailed te Canada, left Liverpool on Saturday after- noon, The new steamer came out of dock on Friday afternoon. The body of a well-dressed man who wae seen to throw himself in front of the Ports- mouth express at Surbitor; Railway Station on Friday has been identified as Mr. Richard Green, aged about forty-five, the well-known operatic baritone singer. At. Carlisle Assizes, on Saturday, Joseph Hewitson Gibson, a Carlisle solicitor, pleaded guilty to a cliai-ge of fraudulently converting to his own use clients' money. The amount involved was stated to be over E- 4,000. He wa« sentenced to three years' imprisonment. A boy named Thomas Eardley Williamson, 'aged eleven, the son of a farmer, of Weston, near Crewe, placed a wooden knitting-needle in his mouth, si-nd it became embedded in hie throat. He died shortly after. Mrs. Albert Midlane., of Newport, Isle of "Wight, widow of Mr. Albert Midlane, was buried at Carls-brooke Cemetery on Saturday. Her husband was the author of the famous hymn. "There^s a Friend for Little Children." The Pope received in private audience on Saturday Lord Edmund Talbot and his ,daughter, who afterwards visited 'Cardinal Merry del Val, Papal Secretary of State. The death took place at Wivelsfield, Sussex, on Saturday, of Mr. Alfred Lyall, son of the late Sir Alfred and Lady Lyall. Mr. Lyall was the father of Mrs. Alice Askew, the author. The death occurred in Norfolk on Sunday ,of Sir William Lee-Warner, a great adminis- trator in India and at the India Office. An appeal is made for funds to establish scholarships in memory of the late Lord Aveburv. The letter of appeal is signed by Mr. Walter Ounliffe, Governor of the Bank of England. On the personal appeal of the detective who arrested him, a man was allowed bail by Mr. Charles Lee. the Willesden magistrate. Mr. J. 11. Harnett, overseer of the tele- graph department at Southampton post- office, has been appointed postmaster at the Royal village of E.'lier, Surrey. A proposal to substitute margarine for butter at the Pontefract Workhouse, thereby eaviitg over E-200 per annum as estimated, was on Saturday defeated by 30 votes to 11. Owing to the serious havoc which con- tinues to be caused to the young crops by wood-pigeons. the Lincolnshire Farmers' Union has decided to organise a county pigeon shoot. Nineteen members of the Stoke d' Abcrnon (Surrey) Sparrow and Rat Club have been awarded prizes for killing during the past year 10,068 rats, 3,624 moles, 3,333 sparrows, and 475 stoats. Prince Hubertus, the four-year-old son of the German Crown Prince, is suffering from whooping-cough. The French military dirigible Adjutant Y Pi,CPllIot did a seventeen-hour flight on Friday night with a crew of eight. Among those Oil whom it is proposed to confer the decoration of Chevalier of the Legion of Honour is M. Pathe, of cinemato- graph fame. ffiglit thousand pounds has been voted by th;' municipality of Zwickau, in Saxony, for the purchase of the house in which Robert Schumann., the composer, was born. he Leipzic Supreme Court has sentenced a Russian merchant, named Gustav Ferdinand Kichter, to two years' imprisonment on the charge of espionage 011- behalf of Russia. Count von Sehwerin, German Minister to Luxemburg, has been appointed Prussian Minister in Dresden, in succession to Dr. von Biilow. who has retired for reasons of health. The margarine factory of Debruyn, Limited, at Tormonde, in Belgium, was com- pletely destroyed on Sunday by a fire which spread to neighbouring works and residential property. The damage is estimated at E28,000. Colonel J)u-hall Stephallovjtch, Servian Military Attache at Bucharest, has been ap- pointed Minister of Wa.r. The winter in France is the severest that has been experienced for fifteen years. In ;,t!so the weather is unusually cold, the thermometer in one place registering 30deg. d ro.t. licpf, the Frankfurt poisoner, has-been sen- tpneed to death for murdering his first wife tdid attempting to murder his second and third wives and his two children. Shot through the head and with a revolver lying beside him, Walter James Firminer, aged fifty-two. a well-known builder, of Portsmouth, was found dead at a lonely spot on the Downs at Roedean. near Brighton, on Su. day. Mr. William O'Brkn has applied for the Chutern Hundreds in order to stand again for Cork City a.s a test by-election on the policy of conciliation and consent. Schoiapshijw for navigation study are offered to hoys of the Surrey elementary M'hools. who can ultimately ehooee a career in the Navy or the mercantile marine. It. is officially announced in Tokio that the Coronation of the Emperor of Japan will take place on November 10th next. His Majesty will make the customary eacrifices to his uneMors (hr"e days later. The nominations for the North-West Dur- ham by-election take place on Friday, and the polling is fixed fcr January 30th. The candi- dates are Mr. Hardieker (U.), Mr. A. Williams (L.), and Mr. Stuart (Lab). There are over 20,000 voters. middle-aged man named Kershaw, who was staying with his parents at Eastbourne, has been found dead in his bed strangled by the cord of his pyjamas. Sir Samuel Evans. President of the Divorce Division, on Saturday made absolute the decree nisi granted to Millicent Florence Eleanor. Countess Cowley, against Henry- Arthur Morninston Welleslev. Earl Cowlev

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