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SPORTS AND PASTIMES. I

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I AGRICULTURAL NOTES.

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RBVIEW OF THE CORN TRADE.

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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.