SPORTS AND PASTIMES. I JLMATEUK ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS—ROYAL CUPS FOR STEFPLECHASLRS-C ROSS- Co t'NTPY CHAMPIONSHIPS HOCKEY SWIHMIG- FOOTBALL: ASSOCIATION CUP GA-U-Es LEAGUE MATCHES. —————— .0 At » meeting of the general committee of ifche Amateur Athletic Association. held in London on Saturday, the report of the Championship Committee of Management "was considerecl, and it was agreed to extend fthe championships in July over two days, aiamely, July 3rd and 4th. The Champion- ship Committee of Management for 1914 *was elected as follows: Messrs. E. Hoyle i(North), W. Greenwood (North), A. J. iEgglesMm (Midlands). and W. Mabbett (Midlands). The following records were passed: W. R. Applegarth. 150 yards, 14 2-5see., at Cardiff on June 28th, 1913; C. Harleman, pole jump, 12ft. 6in.. at Stam- !ford Bridge on June 28tli, 1913. The report of the Olympic Games Committee was adopted, as was the report of the conference «f the Joint Handicapping Boards of Con- trol. The question of the International Amateur Athletic Federation was considered, and delegates were appointed to attend the next congress at Lyons, France. April 18th was selected as the day of the ten miles run- ming, the seven miles walking, and the tug-of- war championships, and for the annual general meeting. At Nottingham on Saturday H. C. Virr for the fourth year in sucr ssion won the billiard Amateur champ:onsliii) of the United King- dom, beating J. Nugent, of Dublin, very 40M b J. Nug easily by 1,038 points—'5.000 w 1;962. The Kilng and the Prince of Wales loth presented elegant cups. each of the value of P-25, to the West, Norfolk Hunt, for com- petition at their steeplechases, which take plac-e on Easter Monday. April 13th. The King's Cup will be run for in a light-weight race by horses belonging to members of tl ?. Hunt Club regularly hunted this seaso'n with -the West Norfolk Hounds. The Prince of Wales's Cup i.s for horses of subscribers to «my recognised pack of foxhounds, S'tag- Ihoumds, or harriers in 'Norfolk regularly bunted this season with S'ue1) hounds. The British Sea Anglers' Society has awarded its notable fish medals for the past reason to Mr. W. Claude Hales for a blue shark of 1331b. Mr. C. W. Johnson, tope Milb. and Mr. F. Dawn ore, for a spotted -riog-fish of 1:3Ib. 3oz. Mr. H. C. Nicholl, o,r Penzance, has won the society's Sarcelle and Reynolds' challenge cups, given for the most specimen fish taken from 'bout, pier, and chore. Other members have also been ow-&rded cups and medals for specimen fish. At Aberdeen on Saturday the twelfth annual ilockey match between Wales and Scotland was won by Wales, who scored 3 goals to 1. The Soots were severely handicapped by the loes soon after the start of G. G. Inglis, their left-back, who had to retire with a broken "Ilar-bone. For the rest of the time they !played four forwards. Despite this the Soot ticored first, -Ritchie putting through from an opening made by means of clever stick work on the part of Hugh Walker. Pallott, the "Welsh left wing, equalised, and in the second half the Welsh forwards were iilwa-vs promi- nent, making some very fine runs. Tltiiiter, well backed by his partner Pallott. put on two .further goals. This was the first time Wales Itad defeated Scotland since 1904. A satisfactory report was presented at the forty-fifth annual meeting of the Southern Counties Amateur Swimming Association on Saturday evening. In order to popularise tthè ladies' team championship in future the heats and final will be decided npon the same Evening. A similar race for junior ladies will Also be instituted this season. Haydock Park on Saturday was theseene of the Northern Counties Cross Country Senior and Junior Championships. The senior -event was run over a ten-miles course, and re- sulted :n a win for the ex-holders and former siational champions, the llaHamslure Harriers (Senior Champions of Yorkshire), with 58 points. The Warrington Harriers (holders) were second, with 89 points, and the Saltord i Harriers with 96 points, were third. E. Glover, <Jthe winning team (and holder of the Ama- teur Athletic Association ten miles champion- ship), was first man home, beating the Scot- 4ish International, G. C. L. Wallach (of the 'Bolton United Harriers), by 5see. in 58mín. 19sec. J. Cooke (llallamshire Harriers) was third, and W. Scott (Salford Harriers), the ten miles ex-champion, was fourth. The Ilal- Jamshire Harriers also won the Junior Cham- pionship, in which the distance was seven miles. The great attraction the competition for 4-be Football Association Cup has for the fol- lowers of the dribbling code was again evi- denced on Saturday, when, despite the miser- able weather which prevailed, the eight tios in the third round were witnessed by over 277,000 people, and the gate-money' taken amounted to £ 12,000. Only one game was Adrawn, that between West Ham United and Liverpool, aaid it. has been noticeable this year that more ties have been decided at the first time of asking than probably ever before. There were several surprises, the chief of 'which was the downfall of Blackburn Rovers, the League leaders, at home. Tin ir con- querors were Manchester City, whom t lit Rovers beat quite easily in a League match on the same ground the previous Saturday, by 2 goals to 1. though they were then without Shea, Lathe-ron. and Crompton. who were playing for England against Ireland. This IA not the first time Manchester City have upset calculations in the Cup-ties, however, for oome years back they overome Aston Vilia ,at Birmingham, when the team were apparently in invincible form. Crompton, the famous full-back of the Hovers, on Satur- day lost for another year hit? chance of secur- ing the Football As'oc'ai :on Cup gold medal. abou.t the only jvr(-tt. football trophy he has not yet wot; The downfall of M'llwall by 4 goals to 0 was also a surprise, for no one expected Sheffield United to w in by such a large margin, though it was realised that their suc- cess was quite likely. Burnley, too. defeated Bolton Wanderers in much easier fa-shion than was, thought possible, but in all these •case^ the state of the ground and ball may have had an effect on the. play of the teams. The Southern team<», on the whole, did badly, for of the four competing only Queen's Park Bangers wera sucwsifnl/ oft r_, The various League matches took second 1 iplitoe :n Saturday's proceedings, but there are some interesting results to record. In the First Division Manchester United went further bad: by losing 3-1 at Middlesbrough, but Derby County gained two valuable points at t he expense of Everton. J The most surprising results in the Second Division were the heavy defeats of Woolwich Arsenal and Fulham. Notts County and Hull Citv enhanced their chances of promotion, for both won their games. Clapton Orient made A capital fight with the Wanderers at Wolver- hampton, but were unable to avoid defeat. The leadership of the Southern League re- trains unchanged, as Crystal Palace won at Merthyr and Swindon defeated Watford. After their fine performance against Ply- mouth Argyle on Wednesday it was expected that Southend United would draw at Ports- mouth, but they failed to stay after a pro- mising start, and were easily beaten. The Rugby football matches on Saturday were contested u'nder depressing conditions, both for the players and spectators. The grounds were in a wretched condition, and in most instances rain was falling during the progress of the games, the ball thus becoming very difficult to hold. Under the circum- tances, good forward play was at a premium, as it was impossible to execute passing move- anents with any certainty.
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WORK AND WORKERS. AN INTERESTING EXPERIMENT—CHURCH AND DUBLIN STRIKE ALIENS AND INSURANCE ACT-AVY ARTISANS' COMPLAINTS-DIS- SATISFIED RAILWAYMEN — SHEFFIELD ENGI- NEERS' DEMANDS—CLERKS ON STRIKE. — Students of labour conditions are watching with particular interest the experiment at present being carried out by Sir Richard Cooper, M.P. for Walsall, and principal of the firm of William Cooper and Nephews, the well-known chemical manufacturers, at his Berkhamsted works. Impressed by the quality of the work done in the firm's Chicago fac- tory, where the hours are materially shorter than in England, Sir Richard told some 200 men at the Berkhamsted factory that for a trial period of three months work would begin at eight in the morning instead of six. The men's weekly wage remains unaltered. "The start at six on a practically empty stomach is altogether bad," declared Sir Richard to a Daily News representative. As it is, the men come after a good breakfast and get right on to their work at once. When I made the change I appealed too the men to show their appreciation by reducing the waste of time to a minimum, and eo far they have genuinely responded. It is, of course, too early to pronounce definitely on the scheme, but I have little doubt- that its permanent adoption will be justified." After six weeks' working Sir Richard's general verdict is that waste has been reduced, the standard of efficiency raised, and that the firm will have no cause to repent of the change it has made. In the case of piece-workers the wage is kept at its former level during the experimental period by a system of bonuses. Should the new hours become permanent wages will be raised so that no one will suffer by the reduc- tion of working time. A pastoral letter on the recent Dublin strike, signed by Cardinal Logue and the Archbishops and Bishops of the Roman Catho- lic Church in Ireland, was read in all the Roman Catholic churches in Ireland on Sun- day. In it the Bishops say that whoever shares responsibility for the failure in the past to set up conciliation boards in Dublin for the prevention and settlement of labour disputes has much to answer for, because had any rea- sonable system of arbitration or conciliation been in working order it is more than likely that the recent strikes and lockouts, with all their degrading consequences, would not have tdile,o place. They add that this wretched, long-drawn- out strife, like many another on Irish soil, would never have taken place, or, once begun, would have been readily composed, if Irish- men had their own strong and independent union and did not lean on outside support in their disputes. Syndicalism, however, wanted no employers in Dublin or anywhere else, and it preferred to use Irish workers and the Eng- lish unions for,its own purposes. As a result it would be difficult to say to which class it did the greatest amount of mischief, but the bitterest sufferings fell to the families of the poor. If Syndicalists must have a theatre for their operations. adds the correspondent, they should find some other place than Ire- land to experiment upon, and it is folly little short of madness for any of our own people to join in a cry to destroy the one class that makes some use of its resources to give employment to the working man when no other is ready to do so." In conclusion, the Bishops approve of the scheme of conciliation outlined in Sir George Askwith's report, after his recent visit to Dublin, and of the necessity for improved dwellings and rates of wages for the workers; The following resolution has "been -adopted by the management committee of the Amalga- mated Society of Tailors and Tailor-esses: "We are of opinion that in respect to aliens the National Health Insurance Act should be amended so as to secure for aliens who be- come members of an Approved Society, and who remain continuous members of such for five years from the date of entry, the same benefits as are now enjoyed by aliens who were resident in the United Kingdom five years be- fore the passing of the Act, and who were, on May 4th, 1911, members of societies which have been accepted as Approved Societies." The artisans of the Royal Navy—that w. folaeksmiths, coopers, painters, and plumbers —have formulated another request for a re- consideration of their rates of pay and other matters. They want the rates of pay to be brought into line with other tradesmen in the service, a uniform similar to that supplied to artisans in Classes Land II., nd the rating of chief petty officer to be extended to all classes. They point out that other artisans receive much higher pay. and suggest that it is time things were levelled up a bit." Considerable dissatisfaction is being ex- pressed by North Eastern Railway employees with the terms of settlement arranged by the Conciliation Board. Mr- Williams (general secretary of the National Union of Railway- men ) has been asked to convene a conference, but has refused to sanction this course, with the result that the local "Vigilance Com- mittee has decided to arrange a conference to be held in Newcastle next Monday. The men complain especially of the extension of the lodging system. Great Central Railwaymen, from every de- partment, at a meeting at Sheffield on Sun- day, unanimously passed a resolution express- ing the opinion that the statements of Lord Claud Hamilton in regard to the dearth of first-class English railwaymen were devoid of substance. The meeting considered that in the British railway service there were first-class, capable men eminently suitable for general managerships, and also first-rate men for minor appointments. The Executive Committee of the Lancashire and Cheshire Miners' Federation held a meet- ing on Saturday to consider the position created by the ballot on the question of sur- facemen's wages at tie pits of the Wigan Coal and Iron Company. _Ie ballot showed a majority of eight to one in favour of an at- tempt to enforce In these particular pits the Leigh list as it applies to surfacemen. The monthly conference of the Federation, which was held last week. left it to the Executive to decide whether or not fictic?s should be ten- dered to enforce the men's demands. As arrangements have been made for a resump- tion of negotiations with the Lancashire and] Cheshire Coalowners' Association on a ques- tion of .surfacemen's wages over the whole area covered by the Federation, it was de- cided to postpone consideration of the matter. Men in the engineering trades in Sheffield are demanding more wages and sli-orter hours. The five years' agreement expires at the end of this month, and the men are ask- ing for 5s. per week advance all round, a forty-eight-hour week, and restriction of overtime. The engineers are at present re- ceiving 39s., the paite rn-makers 41s. and 42s., the steam-engine-makers and the black- smiths 39s. The demands affect 9,000 men. The notices handed in by the clerks at the Rees Roturbo firm. Heath Town, Wolver- hampton, expired on Saturday, and on Mon- day the strike commenced in real earnest. There are twenty-two men affected, and they are being supported by the National Union. The latter allege that the firm are paying small wages, and have put in a demand for scales of salaries ranging from 12s. to 70s. a week, payment for overtime at the rate of time and a-quarter from Monday to Friday, time and a-lialf on Saturday, and double time on Sunday, increased holidays, and the limi- tation of the number of juniors. Six of the clerks who received notice from their em- ployer a week before have been acting as pickets.
uver 1,000 men nave been thrown Idle as a reeult of a breakdown of machinery in the Usworth Colliery. Willesden Urban District Council have in- augurated a free motor-ambulance service for tMet of accident or a ickness in the streets.
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Siv.urnts of Glasgow University Tj.ive ap- pealed to the Senators to make ihe wearing of the gcv. u and "trencher" compulsory. Isle of Y\ ithi disease has killed all the honey bees at. Stalhinn. Norfolk, and the outbreak is spreading to the adjacent villages. Ow;ng to the great developments of the Thureroft Colliery, near Brampton-en-le-Mor- then. a new school and 4CO houses are to be built. Edward Finn, an inspector on the South- E.-storn and <atham Railway, was knocked (lawn sin) kii'cd by a train in Strood tunnel on Saturday. At a OK v II'ng of the Leeds Watch Committee it was stated that the e;rimate for police pur- poses would b* exceeded by the sum of £ 24,170, owiij.ir to the recent sti'kes. Fifteen hundred worker? have been thrown idle as ?. result of a fire at the Scottish Co- operative boot factory at Glasgow on Saturday. The damage is estimated at JG30.000. For giving a false answer when being attested as R recruit for the Royal Fusiliers, a labourer, ng-ed nineteen, was sentenced at West Ham on Saturday to ten days' imprisonment. Damage estimated at t,10,000 was done by a fire on Saturday at the works of Messrs. Clifton and Baird, a Johnstone engineering firm. The worlds were -ira^ti'-ally destroyed. vne ot & tlock ot wood pigeons which was shot in a newly-sown pea-field at Henham, Suffolk, was found to have 210 peas and a number of beans in its crop. The first meeting of the Archbishop's Commit- tee on Church and State took place on Satur- day at Lambeth Palace. Twenty-one. out of the twenty-six members were present. Sir John Lonsdale, M.P. for Mid Armagh, is confined to his room with a severe attack of gas- tritis, and will be unable to attend to his politi- cal engagements for some weeks to come. The 3rd Yarmouth Troop of Boy Scouts, under the direction of Miss Russell, the only lady Scoutmaster in the town, have transformed a stonemason's workshop into their headquarters. Frederick Smith, aged nine, Lindley, Hud- dersfield, died in the Royal Infirmary at Iluddersfield on Saturday from injuries received when he ran into and was knocked down by a motor-cir.
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I AGRICULTURAL NOTES. I BY A PRACTICAL FARMER. I THE SERUM TREATMENT. Those pig-breedor.s and dealers who have been resting their hopes for a great revival in pig-keeping on the treatment of swine fever by means of a serum or vaccine will not find much encouragement in the report on the -subject just issued by the Depart- mental Committee on Swine Fever, which, of course, i-s a quite impartial body. The reo suits of their investigations into the use of serum treatment are "that no satisfactory evidence was obtained to how that effective immunisation by artificial methods can safely be employed, except in conjunction with insolation and restriction on movement." Particulars are given of the experimental work in Holland. Hungary, and the United States, and the inquiries made In those countries have led the committee to the opinion that (a) inoculation with serum alone affords too brief immunity to be of practical value; (b) every known method of vaccina- tion or simultaneous inoculation with serum and virus exposes the inoculated animal to risk and render-s it infective to others; (c) existing methods of inoculation do not pro- mise assistance in the eradication of swine fever, though they might be serviceably em- ployed in connection with a policy of con- trol (el) further experiment is necessary with a view to finding a form of vaccination which will give active immunity to the in- oculated animal without risk of further loss and dissemination of the disease. I FOREIGN MEAT AS HOME GROWN. I There is undoubtedly a good deal of misre- presentation in the sale of meat. and the British grazer and the consumer alike are in- terested in attempting to check it. The suc- cessful prosecution by the Board of Agricul- ture of a Smithfield butcher for selling chilled Argentine heef as Scotch has, therefore, given a good deal of satisfaction. Repeated efforts have been made to force the hands of the authorities with a view to preventing fraudulent substitution by compulsory label- ling, marketing, or registration. But the question has been deemed too complicated for solution by legislation, and it has been con- tended that the existing law is sufficient to deal with the case where wilful deception can be proved. But easier means for the detec- tion and proof of unfair trading are un- doubtedly needed. It is to be hopr>d. however, that the case re- ferred to, in iN.-h;c-h the defendant was fined £ 20 and costs, will have a salutary effect in discouraging the permission of laxity or fraud in the libelling of meat exposed in markets or shops. Let us hope it is also a sign that the Board of Agriculture are not ne-gleetful of their duties in looking after the interests of the home producer. U- I PRIZES FOR WOOL. I I should like to call the attention of flock- masters to an item in the prize list issued by the Royal Agricultural Society in anticipation of their show at Shrewsbury, from June 30th to July 4th next. This is an offer of prizes to the value of F.76 which will be given for wool of the following descriptions: Oxford Down, Shropshire. Southdown, Hampshire Down, Ryeland, Leicester, Border Leicester, Wens- Icydale, Blue-faced, Kent or Romney Marsh, Cotswold, Dartmoor, Exmoor Horn, and Welsh Mountain £ 30 will also be given in five classes for wool from cross-bred sheep, viz. (1) First cross between two distinct breeds of short wool; (2) first cross between two distinct breeds of long wool; (3) first cross of long and short wool; (4) first cross of pure-bred sheep, of which one must be mountain or moorland (5) primitive British-bred sheep or first cross from them. Wool-buyers are often complaining that this important product is badly marketed. This competition aims to instruct farmers in the way of appealing more successfully to buyers, and it is to b2 hoped that an exceptionally large number of sheep farmers will enter this year. Not all can win prizes, but those who fail may gain more than prizes if, as a result of the contest and of their inspection of the successful exhibits, they market their wool in better condition in future. Entries for these wool classes must be made by Saturday, May 30th, addressed to the Secretary, at 16, Bedford-square, London, W.C. HOME-GROWN AND IMPORTED FOODS. I The importance of keeping a close watch upon the fluctuations of the market was well demonstrated by some experiments held under the auspices of the Irish Department of Agri- culture. These concerned the feeding of cattle on grass and indoors respectively, home- grown concentrated foods being compared with imported foods of a like description. In both cases the mixture .of home-grown pro- I ducts consisted of one part wheat meal, one and a-half part barley meal, and two parts ground oats, and that of imported foods of one part decorticated cotton cake anà two parts maize meal. The cattle on grass gave slightly the better return on the home-grown foods, the average daily gain being about ilb. per head greater, and the cost of production per hundredweight live weight increase 4d. less than in the case of the cattle fed on imported foods. On the other hand, with the stall-fed cattle the posi- tions were reversed, the animals fed with im- ported stuffs giving l-101b. per head greater daily average gain, and a saving of Is. Id. per hundredweight live weight increase in the cost of production. Allowing for the natural error in all experi- ments with live stock, the differences are so small, however, that the selling price of the home-grown and the purchase price of the im- ported foodstuffs must largely determine the selection of the concentrated rations that will give the most profitable return either on the pastures or in the sheds. Any hard-and-fast method of feeding is bound, therefore, to be less profitable than a dietary adapted to the market. BASIC SLAG AND WHITE CLOVER. in ordinary manuring the most economical system is to give repeated applications of comparatively small quantities rather than large dressings at one particular time; the case of slag applied to grass land, however, is usually different. As is pointed out in a leaflet on the subject which has just been issued by the Board of Agriculture, basic slag does not act on the grasses of a pasture directly, but indirectly, by first en- couraging a strong growth of white clover and leguminous plants, which in their turn enrich and improve the soil in different ways. This growth of white clover is most I readily brought about when the pasture is in a poor, unimproved condition, as then the clover ha.s room to develop, and meets with comparatively little competition. The aim should therefore be to get the maximum growth of white clover at once, and it is ad- visable to try a comparatively large dressing of qlag (say, from 7cwt. to lOcwt. per acre, according to quality) at the outset, rather than a. moderate quantity with the intention of repeating the dressing in two or three years. Surprise is frequently expressed at the development of white clover; very often there is apparently none at all in the unim- proved pasture. The explanation is that plants are lusuaUv unt. hut fJiev ara v: v .Mi-.iti ana aw^rrett ny nnravouraoie oon- ditvvis ihey are quite concealed from casual notice bv a coarse growth of feent or other grass. Ocea-tonally, however, it may happen that, t'erc are none of ihese sm;:Il, suppressed plants present, in which case the slag cannot exert ?t« effect. a is rare, but if it docs occur a little wild white clover seed should be sown in the spring following the application of the manure; 21b. or 31b. per acre would be sufficient, and to give it a of germ ir at ion it should he sown fairly early, and the ground thoroughly har- rowed b"f,rc sowing, and well rolled afterwards. The idea is sometimes entertained that bivio slag- if talHm even in small quantities, T"nv k. highly in-furious to stock; it may, the?-"ore, be observed thai there is no dap- 4 err <>■" spepis! imurv resulting from the con- p..r»>r>en of small quantitie". It is. however, a heavy shower has slaq off the herbage before turning stock into the pasture.
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RBVIEW OF THE CORN TRADE. The wheat market is firmer on the Week-, but the mild weather is agai-nst large sales, and the ports have been a little uncomfortable where, as at Liverpool, stocks are at all large. Barley for maltimg purposes is often rather lower on the week, and prices in this trade are lower on the wee k a distinctly disappointing. A good sale of feoo. ing barley goes on, and the use of barley me-af is large, but one way and another it seems difficult to get more money for what is in the country, though the supply in sight is much smaller than usual. Where all the cheap o t-lilek-liusked oats go to its rather a mystery5. but they go somewhere. Three hundred thousand quarters have been sold in London since February came in, and we do not heax of the warehouse stocks being particularly increased. The scarcity of finoe quality oats i as remarkable as the plethora of poor stuff. The wheat gradient this week is between Leeds, which has been a high price market for months, and Berwick, which has shown very low values prevailing ever since the new crop began to be delivered Leeds, 32s. lOd.; Berwick, 29s. lOd. range, 3s. Barley has been up to 30s. 7d. at Leeds, but elsewhere has been under the 80s. Very low prices are returned from the Home and South- ern Counties, but the lowest of all is from Manchester and comparatively near Leeds. These things are very perplexing: Leeds, 30s. 7d. Manchester, 24s. 2d. range, 6s. 5d. Oats range from good prices in the Western Midlands and full values in the Ea-stern to very low rates in the far North: Burton, 21s. 7d. Berwick, 17s. 9d. range, 3s. lOd.— Mark Lane Express. t CURRENT PRICES OF BRITISH GRAL114 AND FLOUR IN MARK LANE. LONDON FLOUR. (Cuh ex Town Mill.) Top Price per 280 lb. 31/6 Town Whites 11 293 Town Household. „ 26 3 2.M Hungarian Process 32/1 Best American London Ground „ 28/3 London Standard, 80 per cent. 27/0 COUNTRY FLOUR. Caab at London Terrriinum.1 Beat Price per 280 lb. 26,16 Good Patents 24/S Straights „ 23/9 Roller Whites. „ 22 !> 8 lone-Made 23/fr BKITISB GRAIN (OFF STANDI). t. a. Wheat, Whit. per 504 lb. 34 to 36 Red „ 32 to 34 Riretts per 480 Th. 31 o 3S Barley, Fine Seed Corn per 4491b 36 to 42 Malting per 44STh 33 to 35 Poultry 27 to 2t Feeding per 400ft.. 23 to 2i Malt, English, Best per 336 lb. 43 to 45 „ Fine „ 40 to 41 „ Ordinary 37 to 3S Scotch, Fine 41 to 42 Ordinary „ 39 to 40 Brown 31 to 35 Bir,ek „ 33 to 37 Crystalli.sed 33 to 39 Oata, Fine Seed Corn „ 24 to 32 Fine Scotch 1912 „ 26 to 27 to 1913 „ 24 to 25 Good Gartons, Old „ 23 to 24 New. „ 20 to 22 Tartary, Old „ 21 to 22 „ New „ 20 to 21 Winter, Old Black. „ 23 to 24 „ New „ „ 20 to 22 Old Grey „ 22 to 2S New 20 to 21 Common, New per 3121b. 19 to 20 Inferior. New pdr 304tb. 18 to It Beams, Pigeon, 1911 per 5321b. 53 to 55 1912. „ 45 to 49 1913. 43 to 4f Winter, 1912. „ 34 to 36 1, 1913. 32 to 33 Spring, 1912 „ 36 to 3R 1913. „ 35 to 3f? PtM, Marrowfats, FmeNewper504?. 85 to 89 Sound New „ 79 to 81 Yearling.. 49 to 59 Partridge,Fine „ 36 to 38 „ Common. „ 34 to 36 Maple, 1912 „ 3a to 37 Dun 1913 34 to 35 Rye, Essex per 4801b. 24 to 26 Tares, Spring, 1912 per 5321b. 4(; to 50 Fine, 1913 40 to 42 Common, 1913 33 to 31 Winter. ]912. 46 to 47 Fine, 1913 „ 42 to 46 Common, 1913 „ 34 to 40 Gores, 1911 „ 96 to 108 „ 1912 „ 80 to 88 Fine, 1913 „ 64 to 72 Common, 1913 48 to 56 Buckwheat, Norfolk per 4001b. 32 to 33 Linseed, Linc(.,Instiire per 4"4lb. 52 to 54 RapeHuevi, Best New par 4101b. 74 to 75 Comtuun 68 to 70 MuetaruaitoU, )irowit per -4481b.% to 108 White 88 to 96 74 to 78 Canary seed, J<x. per 4041b. bu to 84 —Mark Lane Ex prat.
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I CHIPS OF NEWS. I The King and Queen and the Prince of Wales witnessed the performance of The Dar- ling of the Gods" at His Majesty's Theatre on Saturday. The Canadian Minister of Militia states that Canada will send a rifle team over to Bisley this year under conditions similar to those pre- vailing in 1913. A hill introduced by Sir Harry Verney, M.P., provides that the poll shall be taken in the case of all contested elections for counties and boroughs on one and the same day, and that that day shall be a Saturday. Prince Henry, the King's third son, has taken up miniature rifle shooting at JJton, and is ex- pected later to join the Eton College Ofifcers' Training Corps. H The funeral of Sir Frank Ree. general man- ager of the London and North-Western Railway Company, took place at Pinner on Saturday. The managers of twelve other railway com- panies were present. The British Government have requested the United States Government to make an inquiry into the execution of Mr. W. S. Benton, a, British subject, by General Villa, the leader of <he Mexican rebels. Prince William of Wied, who was formally asked at Nieuwied to become ruler of Albania bv a deputation headed by Essad Pasha, has accepted the invitation. An enthusiastic welcome has been given to British warships visiting Spanish ports. Lord Wimborne has died at Canford Manor from heart failure. The King, Queen, and Princess Mary visited the London dock warehouses on Saturday, and inspected many of the curious wares of the world's commerce. It is stated that the report that Sir Edward Carson is engaged to be married is absolutely untrue." Mr. Chaplin, M.P., has urged at Northamp- -ton that pending a comprehensive settlement of the rating question an additional grant should he made from the Exchequer in relief of rates on agricultural land. Mr. Runciman has refused the offer of a Kentish landowner to give land free of cost for every cottage the Government would build in the parish of Hastingleigh. The Metropolitan Asylums Board has ap- pointed a dentist to attend to the teeth of chil- dren under their c'harg.e.. Two persons have been killed and six injured in e. collision at Rispescia Station, Italy, between the Pisa express and a goods train. Mr. Percy Harris, London County Councillor, has been selected as prospective Liberal candi- date for the Harborough Division. Mr. Frank W. Raffety, Recorder of High Wycombe and a member of the Eighty Club, has 'been adopted prospective Liberal candidate for Stamford, Lincolnshire. An English chauffeur, Percival Cordery. has been sentenced in Paris to three months' im- prisonment in connection with the death of a man whom lie had run over The widow ob- tained SOOfr. from Mrs. Clarke, the owner of the car. A conspiracy of army and navy officers to overthrow the Ministry has. it is stated, been frustrated in Uruguay. An unknown woman, aged about forty years, wearing an imitation sealskin toque and a long brown coat, was found dead in the Round Pond, Kensington Gardens, on Saturday. John Garry, a Londoner, has been remanded at Llanelly charged with sending letters threatening to murder Frank Thomas. Bail was refused. A Norfolk (Virginia) telegram states that the British steamer Riversdale, from Port Arthur, Texas, to Rotterdam, with lumber, went ashore on Little Island. Captain Lorimer and the crew were rescued. The funeral took place at Reading on Satur- day of the child Winifred Ballard. found drowned in circumstances suggesting foul play. Despite the rain large crowds lined the streets. Sergeant McLeod (of the old 82nd Foot), who has died. in his eighty-first year, at his home at Brixton, served in the Army for twenty-five years, and fought in the Crimean War and the Indian Mutiny. Mr. H. Leonard Humphreys, who has been secretary of the West Ham Distress Committee since its creation, has resigned the post on his appointment to a position on the Canadian Pacific Railway. When the synagogue at Newcastle-on-Tyne was opened on Saturday it was found that the place had been ransacked by burgiars during the night. They had removed practically ftll the articles of value, including a silver cup and a silver pointer Mr. Winston Churchill and party arrived at Portsmouth on Saturday, and the First Lord of the Admiralty spent the afternoon visiting the dockyard and inspecting various ships. It is alleged that because he was taunted by some companions, at Nottingham, John Henry Peters, aged fourteen, cut his throat, in two places. He was too ill to be brought up at the Children's Court. on Saturday to answer a charge of attempted suicide. Burglars broke into the wholesale tailoring shop of Messrs. Batt. in High-street, Ilford, on Friday night and carted away rolls of cloth to the value of Jt500. The goods were placed :r} a van outside the shop. Many people not-iced the loading of the van, but did not suspect the removers, Ten thousand oxen will be killed for the fune- ral banquet to be held for King Menelik, Em- peror of Abyssinia, who died last December. Lord and Lady Hardwicke recently made a flight together at Villacoublay, near Paris, in a new Bregaef three-seater aeroplane piloted by M. J crome. J Said to have gone for seventy-two hours with- out food, the woman charged last Wednesday with assaulting Lord Weardale with a dog-whip was at Clerkenwell on Saturday granted bail. Her name was given as Mary Lindsay. Business actually done at the "Potteri" Fair" which has just ended at Stoke-on-lrent is estimated by the committee at X250,000, and the promises of business resulting from it are expected to reach < £ 2,000,000. After wounding a woman with a revolver n a Philadelphia restaurant on Saturday, Karl Kintock, a commercial traveller, fired wildly at everyone within range, killing another woman and finally shooting himself in the heart. Placed under & travelling rug in a Great Wes- tern Railway carriage at Oxford on Friday, a dressing-case containing jewellery valued at £ 100 was stolen while the owner, Miss Minna Rathbone, of Neville-street, S.W walked up and down the platform. Many farmhouses have been cut off in the midland counties of Ireland owing to the over- flowing of the River Shannon, and the inhabi- tants have to go into the towns by boats. It is feared that, several miles of bog will start mov- ing near Carrick-on-Shannon. M. Bonnet, who designed the parachute by which M. Pegoud, the French airman, de- scended safely from an aeroplane last year, threw himself with his invention from an aero- plane at a height of 1,350ft. at Paris on Satur- day. He was blown into the River Seine. Ho was rescued uniniured.