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Si'"ert, m Ksse-x. has a unique record am-eg the villages of the county. Until last ii,lien in i.,)otiest wis held, not t, siii!zle p. court case has been reported for the part- twelve years. Air. and Mrs. William Perkins, of Whap- lode Drove. Lincolnshire, the former of whom is 102 years of age and the latter ninety-one, celebrated on "Friday the seventy- first anniversary of their wedding day. After serving thirty-seven yenrs as village schoolmaster and close upon fifty years as clerk and assistant overseer, Mr. James Tit- mouse, of Stcrwell, Isle of Wight, has re- tired, and been presented with an address, a purse' of gold, and an easy-chair. Ten thousand po-tnds has been offered by the Road Board towards the cost of carrying out a £ 50.000 scheme for resurfacing with granite and tar some forty miles of main roads between Newport (Isle of Wight) and other towns in the island. AVIi;le a horsed escape from the Fulham- road Fire Station was galloping at top speed to a fire. one of the horses cast a shoe, and it was subsequently found in a bedroom of an hotel in Dawcs-road. Fnlbam, having smashed the window -in its flight of 30ft. from the level of the road. Canon P. F. Tindall, Vicar of Ashford, has been nominated by the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Vicarage of Folkestone, in succession to the Rev. Canon Knollys, who is about to resign. Mr. F. PennefatJier, a leading Unionist cotton merchant, has been selected to con- test the Kirkdale Division of Liverpoo! "in place of Colonel Kyffm-Taylor, M.P., who will not seek re-election. A proposal for a Saturday half holiday in the Port of London is to be considered by the Port of London Authority in conference with representatives of the shipowners, wharfingers, and other interests. The crew of the Royal Mail steamer Oruba, who are members of the British Sea- farers' Union, refused to sign on at South- ampton because a man it was proposed to engage belonged to the National Sailors' and Firemen's Union. Middlesbrough Corporation have applied to the l ocal Government Board for Sanction to borrow £ 10.2-10 for a new recreation around and eorooration cl-euot. N