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RACECOURSE PROFITS. I Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, who presided at the annual meeting of the Chester Race- course Company, said the gross receipts showed an increase of £ 683 over the previous year. A dividend of 10 per cent. was agreed to. KILLED BY SNAPPED HAWSER. I Whilst the oil-fuel carrier San Hilaro was I leaving the Admiralty Oil Fuel Depot, Port. I Victoria, on Saturday, the hawser broke, and I killed Able Seaman Samuel Pointer, of I Grave send. ECHO'OF HOUNDS-DITCH OUTRAGE. I The death took place, at his mothers home, in London, on Saturday, of Robert Eric Alfred Bentley. aged three years, who was the posthumous son of Police-Sergeant Bentley, one of the three police victims of the Anarchist outrage in Houndsditch, on Friday, December 17th, 1910. NEW BRIDGE ACROSS THE MEDWAY. I The new bridge over the River Medway at Rochester, which, at a cost of nearly £80,()()(), has taken three years to build, will be opened next month by the Countess of Darnley. L.C.C. AND CONSUMPTION TREATMENT. I I -1 .1-1 I- ?, ??, I me Lionaon county council t-tidiie neaun Committee recommend that, patients who re- ceive treatment for tuberculosis under schemes prepared by the Council or local sanitary authorities should be charged part cost in cases where the patient's income is C160 a year or over. THE CITY SOLICITOR. I The month which has just closed, says the City Press, was a memorable one in the life of Sir Homewood Crawford, for it saw him com- memorating the fortieth anniversary of his wedding day, and also marked his entrance into the thirtieth year of service as City of London solicitor. I TRAGIC AFFAIR IN DUBLIN STREET. I Michael Kelly, a Dublin car owner, was standing at the car-stand on Saturday, when an altercation took place between some passers-by. As a result, Kelly was, it is al- leged, assaulted, and OIl being taken to hos- pital was found to be dead. I TRADE UNIONISTS AND INQUESTS. I The text of the Coroner's Inquests (Fatal Accidents) Bill, which has been issued, shows that it is sought to be enacted that trade unions should have the right to be repre- sented at a Coroner's inquest on the death of any person occasioned by an accident. The measure is presented by Mr. Hudson. "GOOD IEALTH" AND DEATH. I Mortimer Egan, aged sixty-eight, went out to get his insurance sick money. He met a friend, and went into a public-house. There he called for some drink, held up his glass, exclaimed, Here's good health." and fell dead. At Hackney the Coroner's jury re- turned a verdict of death from heart disease. FREE LIBRARY FOR BETHNAL GREEN I The Bethnal Green Borough Council ha E entered into a provisional agreement to pur c h ase a site u chase a site upon which to erect a public freE library, the cost of which Mr. Carnegie hat offered to defray on certain conditions. Beth nal Green is one of only two boroughs in Loa dfcn who do not possess a free library.

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AGRICULTURAL NOTES.

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IREVIEW OF THE CORN TRADE.