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NEWS IN BRIEF. PARLIAMENT ADJOURNS. In the of Lords, on Monday, the Coal Mines (Northumberland) Bill was con- sidered on the motion for second reading, and the Movable Dwellings Bill was read a third time. The Home Rule Bill was read a first time, and the House adjourned until June 15th. HOME RULE BILL THIRD READING. I In the Commons, where there was a crowded House, the, t.iird reading of the Home Rule Bill was carried on a division by a majority of 77. The House adjourned until June 9th. MR. REDMOND ON THE OUTLOOK. I Mr. Redmond has issued a statement ex- pressing his confidence in the automatic appearance of the Home Rule Bill on the Statute-Book, and appealing to Unionists for a conciliatory discussion of points on which they require further safeguards. I A SEAT FOR MR. MASTERMAN. I A House of Commons postman in full uni- form appeared at the entrance to the Lobby- on Monday bearing a bag of letters -ovar his shoulder, and in one hand carrying a full- si/ed rush-woven chair-bottom, addressed to Sir. Masterman, and bearing on the label the words: A for you from High Wycombe DEATH OF LORD ARBUTHNOTT. I The death occurrel on Sunday at Montrose of Lord Ai-])t!tii )tt, in his seventieth year. Dsn id Arbut'r o! who succeeded his brother John as the cle-.cnth Viscount in 1895, was born on January 29th, 1845, being the second son of John Arbiuhnott, the ninth Viscount. I NEW BISHOP SUFFRAGAN. f Bishop Quirk has been appointed Bishop I Suffragan of Jarrow. A WINDSOR BRIDGE TO BE REBUILT. I Albert Bridge, Windsor, is to be rebuilt. It will have two spans, instead of a single I span as in the present fctructure. CART OF HAY ON FIRE. I A cartload of hay took fire on Monday in I Duncan-Street, Islington, and two fire engines I played successfully upon it. AYIRELESS AT HOME. Marconi wireless telegraphy installed is one of the inducements offered to would-be purchasers of a big Sussex estate now in the market. VISCOUNTESS'S MATRIMONIAL SUIT. I Dorothy Viscountess de la Chappelle, now residing at Folkestone, was on Monday granted a decree of restitution of conjugal rights. RECORD PRICE FOR ASPARAGUS. I Probably the highest price ever paid for a single bundle of asparagus was realised at Evesham's annual asparagus show on Mon- day. A bundle weighing 191b. 4oz., with 120 heads, was sold for £15. SUICIDE AFTER EXAM. FAILURE. Having failed in an examination, William I Ernest Bradley, twenty, a clerk at the Admir- I alty, committed suicide by drowning. KILLED BY SWALLOWING MONEY. I Two Militia Lieutenants died at Cintra, Portugal, from the effects of swallowing their monthly pay. Their object was to lend colour to their story that the paymaster had over- looked them. BOY SCOUTS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. Three Boy Scouts have been struck by light- ning while sheltering under a tree at Lim.is- field, Surrey, during a severe thunderstorm. One of them was rendered unconscious, and is in a serious tate. The others recovered under medical treatment. PLAYING BOWLS AT NINETY. Mr. B. Arnold, who celebrated his ninetieth birthday on Monday, was one of a team of veterans that met anil defeated a younger team at the Alum Chine Bowling Club, Bournemouth, by 22 to 17. /DEATH OF SIR FRANCIS BELSEY. Sir Francis F. Belsey, J.P., chairman of the council of the Sunday-school Union and also of the union's secretarial board, died sud- tlellly on Monday at the age of seventy-six. THE TITAXIC DISASTER. A decision given by the United States Supreme Court makes claims for losses arising out of the sinking of the Titanic practically irrecoverable in the United States. DEATH OF M. FRANCIS KOSSUTH. Francis Kossuth, the Hungarian political leader, died on Monday at Buda-Pesth. MORGAN ART COLLECTION. Reports are again current in the New Yurk Press that the greater part of the Morgan art collection is to be sold. 43 YEARS IN THE POST. A letter posted at Viterbo on November 23rd, 1870, was delivered in Rome a few 'i? ago, after being forty-three years in the post. I VEILED PRISONERS. Prisoners being taken to the court for trial at Brussels are henceforth to I f? their feai"res veiled so as to spare tHcir feelings. LOST DOG CAUSES A PANIC. Reports of the escape of a bear creat.ed a wild panic in the town of Agen, France, and a company of mounted gendarmes started in pursuit. The bear proved to be a stray dog. FIVE YEARS' THIRST STRIKE. 1 have not tasted a drop of drink for five years, to showr my dislike for the Budget," said a man at Thames Police-court, when the p stated that he had been drinking. MARRIED ON 10s. A WEEK. A debtor at Middlesbrough Bankruptcy Court said his position was the natural result of iI'¡ early marriage contracted before he was out of his apprenticeship, and when he was only earning 10s. a week. SUFFRAGETTE WTAR TROPHY. For £25 Mrs. Dacre Fox's licence under the "Cat and Mouse" Act was sold at Monday's meeting of the W.S.P.U. at Knightsbridge Hall. BRITISH STEAMER STRIKES ICEBERG. I The British steamer Royal Edward is re- ported, says a Lloyd's message, to have struck an iceberg 110 miles cast of Cape Race during a dense fog. WIFE'S 2,OOOFT. DROP. I A novel parachute experiment has been made at Nevers (France) by Mme. Pelletier, who safely dropped 2,000ft. from an aero- plane driven by her husband. MOTORING DOCTOR'S PLEA. Although he pleaded that he was hurrying to an operation, Dr. A. C. Gavin, of Berkelev-square, was fined f-2 and costs at Enfield for driving a motor-car at forty miles an hour. I SEVEN CHILDREN BURNT TO DEATH. Seven children in a house at Porochovyje, near St. Petersburg, were burnt to death in a fire, and the parents were severely injured. Eleven workmen who jumped from an adjoin- ing house were also hurt. I CUNARDER DELAYED BY ICE. Thi Cunard liner Andania, which was ex- pected at Plymouth on Sunday from Mon- treal and Quebec, did not arrive until Mon- day afternoon. She had been delayed by en- countering huge quantities of ice. After pass- ing Cape Race the icefield was found to be so extensive that the engines had to be stopped for nearly sixteen hours. BITTEN FINGER RESULTS IN DEATH. I During treatment in the Royal Bethlem I Hospital, Mrs. Eveline Clirke, fifty-one, wife of a bank manager, bit her finger, and the ,Wound becoming wptiq she died from fcloodr (K>isooing.

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