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According to the annual report of the Astronomer Royal, Big Bn" at Westmin- ster was only on one occasion last year found to be three seconds in error. A young student named Gath Lordan was shot dead at Kilmicliael on Saturday during the excitement d'ich followed the Cork County Council elections. A man was arrested. A sideboard cover, a tablecloth, a piece of embroidery, three yards of laco, two yards of muslin, and six pairs of glomes wo-e found in the stockings of a Paris shopgirl suspcctcri of theft. Boxes containing money wh'ch had hern collected for the National Lifeboat Institu- tion were stolen at Glasgow on Saturdnv by a man with a badge, who went to a nitmcer of booths and represented that he was an official of the institution. Mrs. Altewell. of Wokingham, Berkshire. had her jaw broken and was otherwise injured on the head through being knocked down on Saturday evening by a motor-cycle and side- car driven Ly a Territorial non-commissioned officer. Ex-King Manuel and his wife distributed to London schoolchildren at the Crystal Palace on Saturday nomc 4,C€0 prizes and certificates for essays on kindness to horses. Particulars of the maiden trip of the Cunard liner Aquitania across the Atlantic show that she steamed 2,180 miles at an average speed of 22 D5 miles per hour. Monday's Times was a record penny paper of sixty-eight pages. In addition to the ordinary twenty-four pages of wor'd news, a forty-four-page supplement was devoted to the many aspects of the food question. Before the eye. of his parents, and after throwing himself in vain at their feet i;i an appeal to them to allow him to marry a young dressmaker's assistant, Count de Bou- chage, aged twent)--fhe, shot himself dead in a Paris hotel. A prisoner at Middlesex Sessions on Satur- day, asked bv the De ( day, asked by the Deputy Chairman whether he realised that fifty years ago he would have been hanged for the offence of coining, replied, Yes, but if you let me live you ought to give n o a chance. Even death is preferable to a life of misery. Execution is soon over. The death of a recluse at Bonder's End has disclosed the fact that he was Mr. Samuel Peei. the heir to a Baronetcy which he had re- fused to assume. The new plea of moral insanity" was again put forward at the Mariborough-street Police-court on behalf of a girl accused of obtaining goods by false pretences. A Frenchman who embezzled £ 100 of his employers' money gn-T.-bl-'d away £ 120 of it, and with the last £ 40 plunged on a "double event" and won £ 200 just as he wns arrested. He refunded the money, and was orgivell.

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