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Atter discussing tne housing question for ten years, the Saffron Walden Rural District Council has decided to build cottages for labourers in ten villages. His Honour Judge Longstaffe, Judge of County Courts in the West Riding of York- shire, died at his residence in Headingley, Leeds, on Sunday. He was Assistant Re- corder of that city. Mr. Edward Brook, Huddersfield, who ar- rived in London on Saturday morning by an excursion train, was seized with illness in the street and died while being removed to Charing-cross Hospital. A woman obtained leave, at the Tottenham Police-court on Saturday, to withdraw a summons against a schoolmaster for cruelty to her boy. She said that she was too poor to spend the half-crown which the issue of the summons would cost. Two thieves entered the shop of Mr. Wil- liamson, jeweller, Moxton-street, Shoreditch, on Saturday night, and stole a tray of dia- mond rings valued at £ 200. They made their escape in the marketing crowd which frequents the street. Pony boys at the Hazlerigg Colliery, Northumberland, came out on strike as a protest against the long hours which, they said, the animals had to work. They resumed on the understanding that the management would remedy the matter. Two boys, named Clayton and Dickenson, were drowned in the River Irwell, at Brooks- bottom, near Bury, oh ^Saturday. They were playing near the river when Dickenson fell into the water. Clayton overbalanced while endeavouring to reach his companion. Mr. C. T. Scott's pony dropped dead on the polo ground at Prestbury Park, Chelten- ham, on Saturday during a tournament. Directing traffic at Camberley, Surrey, on Satllrday evening. Constable Freeland was knocked down by a tnotor-car and badly injured. With a score of 171. Captain Few won the rifle championship at the Surrey Territorial Association meet ins at Bislev on Saturday.

REPORTER" RAILWAY GUIDE. I

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