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I CHIPS OF NEWS As a memorial to his fntrer find mother Mr. J.. T. Field, of Sktlmanlhorpe, has erected several ccitagc ho:»u-s for the use of aged persons in th,: district. Cardinal Bourne. Archbishop of Westmin- ster, visited Iliteiii'ii lor the. fii:,t taue on Sun- dav, when he conducted a confirmation ser- vice at St. Michael's Church. The Prince of Wales made his first public ,speech on Saturday, wl.rii ho Led the iouuda- tion-stoue of a church at Kensington. South London was swept by an Sstcunc.ng thunderstorm 0:1 Sunuay afternoon. Six people were k'.lied by 'ighf:ni:g. The Czar. i Czarina, and ilii,:r family arrived at Cost.uwM on a visit to the Ivi_ ng and Queen of Rouni iina. A new French Ministry under -Al. viv"kl:ti has been.formed. Six persons were drowned through boating accidents during the week-es.d. Record crowds watched the racing at Cam- bridge on Saturday. The Jesus crew retain their place at the head cf t'le river, and twentv-seven bumps have been registered. Dr. Barclay Head, formerly keeper of the Iii d coins and meda's HI the Br:h Mu:-tinn. and of international reputation as a numismatist, has died. Mrs. Shmbsole, o" K mgston-cn-Thames, has bequeathed some jewellery io the Queen. The leading feature of tVo Horse Show at Olympia on Satu-dny was the Coaching CoVnuhifm for a £ .« cup. which was won by Mr. W. A. Barron. v Six Pmv, have broken out at Hull recently without the police discovering their origin, the sixth occurring early on Sunday morning, when a portion n a sawmill in Sit well-street was destroyed. The Bishop of r Winchester states that £ 47,000 has been-subscribed towards the Portsmouth Six Chu reliefs Fund created by him two years ago. He hr.oes that the £ 50.000 required may still be reached. Bisley, Brook wood, and Woking branches of the Church of England Men's Society are protesting to the War Office and the National Rifle Association against the opening of the rifle ranges at BisVy on Sundays. St. Helens Town Council have decided to build 100 one-bedroomed cottages for aged residents. Cowes Amateur Operate Society has dis- tributed over locil cliaritiel; since its institution. Although in Tier ninety-seventh year, Mrs. Tawke, who i- totally blind, opened a bazaar at Southeiid-on-Sea -on Saturday. Charles Conyard. a Waltham Abbey farm labourer, has completed seventy-two years' service on one farm 111 th:? district. Ventnor District Council havo decided to apply for a Provisional Order empowering the provision and management of golf links. Wigiin Town Council have applied to the Local Government Board for sanction to bor- row £ 50,638 for a sew:rage scheme. It is proposed to erect a joint isolation hos- pital for the districts tit Morpeth, Ashingtoii, and New biggin at a cost o? £ 30,000. Reigate Hill cricket oaviliou was destroyed by fire on Saturday night. Two ladies were seen coining from the building just before the fire broke out. They themselves notified the pclice,but rode away without giving tl.eir names. Horace C'rdd'cot, employed at Messrs. Cam- meli. Laird, and Co.'i works, Sheffield, was killed 011 Saturday by the 'all of a large piece of armour plate, weighing twenty-five tons. Towards the estab.ishmont of a University College in Sussex, £ 1(1,000 has already been subscribed. The .committee, are asking for £ 50,000. The College will 'be allied to the London University. Mr. J. K. Fritchley died on Saturday after walking home to Wirksworth from Derby, a distance of fourteen miles, through missing a train. Death is believed to be due to exhaus- tion. The deceased was well known as a foot- ball referee. A deputation from the Gardeners' Com- pany of London, comprising many well- known Englishmen and several London Coun- cillors, has been visiting the horticultural establishments in Orleans. 4.000.000 SKII^S FOR SALE. -1 June rur saies openea 011 ^vionaay in i-1011- I don, there being 4.000.000 skins, of marten, sable, millk, skmlk, and opossum, for sale. BOLTING HORSE JUMPS A CARRIAGE. I Breaking from the cart it was pulling, H runaway horse at Ascot on Monday jumped clean over a carriage which was being drawn across the road. TWENTY-SEVEN IN SIX ROOMS. I In a small six-roomed cottage there were twenty-seven people living, twenty being chil- dren, it was stated on Monday in a case at Feltham. DROWNING WOMAN SAVED BY BOY. I Seeing a woman struggling in the River I Kennot near Reading on Monday, a seventeen- year-old boy named Samuel Wicks plunged I in and rescued her. DOG KILLED BY AEROPLANE. I n. "aluable dog was struck and killed on Monday u\ the propeller of Mr. Allcock's aeroplane at Sunbury when the airman started +n Brooklaiicls. the engine for his return nib-- to Brooklands. When the family that had been staying at a cottage in the country came to pack up their belongings the stores were found to in- clude a bottle of beer for which there was no use, the men having already gone away by an earlier train. The ladies pondered a mo- nlelit and then remembered that an old fellow sat by the roadside a few yards away break- ins stones. They walked out to his pitch and inquired: Could you do with a bottle of beer?" "Eh?" said the man, staring. They repeated the question, and found that it was sheer amazement, not deafness or teetotalism, that had caused the "Eh?" The beer was duly produced and gratefully accepted. Twenty year I bin breakin' stone on this road," said the recipient, with emotion, "an' this is the first time as I ever 'ad a bottle 0' beer stood me. 'Ere's my respex." Messrs. Doolan and Rafferty were examin- ing a fine public building with much interest. Doolan," said Rafferty, pointing to an in- scription cut in a huge stone, phwat does thim litters, MDCCCXCVII.' mane? Thot," replied lkl r. Doolan, manes eighteen hoondred an' noinety-sivin." Doolan," said Mr. Rafferty, after a I thoughtful pause, don't yez fink they're yerdoÍD: this shpellin' reform a bit?"

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