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IAGRICULTURAL NOTES.

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REVIEW OF THE CORN TRADE.

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SPORTS AND PASTIMES. I

WORK AND WORK ERS. I

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I 'CHIPS OF NEWS.

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I CHIPS OF NEWS. The bodies of the murdered Austrian Heir- Apparent and his wife have been buried- in the vault at the Castle of Arts-tetteii. The King and Queen are spending the weeTs in Scotland, making Holyrood Palace their headquarters. Amidst scenes of impressive silence and un- obtrusive sorrow the body of Mr. Chamber- lain was conveyed from London to Birming- ham on Sunday. The interment took place on Monday in the simplest manner possible, in accordance with the wishes of the dead statesman. < Sir E. Carson, addressing a great meeting of Unionists in South London, has stated his strong objection to a time-limit for Ulster's exclusion from the provisions of the Home Rule Bill. A Simla message states that Major R. S. Phillips, the second in command of the 37th (Dogra) Bengal Infantry, has died as the re- sult of a polo accident. A British subject named Mr. George St. Clair Douglas lias been' arrested by the Con- stitutionalists in Mexico and threatened with a court-martial on a charge of assisting the Federals. Four Anarchists^-iTiree men and a woman —were killed in New York on Saturday as the result of a dynamite explosion. The Bishop of London .has addressed a letter in which he makes clear his unquali- fied disapproval of the methods of the iiiili- tant Suffragists. The letter ft followed by a. correspondence between the Bishop and the Home Secretary on forcible feeding. It is stated that Mr. Redmond is pressing the Government to repeal the Arms Procla- mation. Two thousand Ulster Volunteers marched through Belfast on Saturday carry- ing arms. Miss Dora lames, of Ilkley, and Mr. T. P. Siiiies, a London solicitor, were drowned near Pangbourne on Saturday evening in a punt- ing accident. Rear-Admiral Ashe died at Frimley on Sunday morning as a result of injuries re- ceived in a motor-cycle accident. Miss Vera Coom, tgcd twenty-one, a school- mistress, who was struck by lightning at Syke- house, a village near Doiicaster, died on Sunday. The French Mint began on Saturday the coinage of penny and halfpenny nickel coins, which will be pat into circulation in place of the bronze issue. Two men of good position were tried on Saturday before the State Court of Berlin for refusing to address a policeman as Mr." They were acquitted. Leading Seaman Frafnk Ernest Taylor and Able Seaman John Arthur Morfett and Edward Alfred Cox. belonging to H.M.S. Savage, have been drowned in a boating acci- dent, according to a wireless telegram re- ceived at Malta from the Mediterranean Fleet. The death is announced of the Rev. Ernest Edward Wilford, one of the Baptist Mission- ary Society's missionaries, who has been working for twelve years at Yakusu, in. the Belgian Congo, 1,500 miles from the coast. Mr. Philip Dalton Hepworth has been awarded the Scholarship in Architecture, 1914, at the British School at Rome, and Mr. Ernest Cormier, a Canadian, the Jarvis studentship at the same school. The Rev. A. E. Wilkinson, curate of St. George the Martyr, Southwark, has been ap- pointed Vicar of St. Mary Magdalene, South- wark, in succession to the late Rev. H. Pitt. Captain John F. Parry, R.N., Assistant Hydrographer, has been appointed to succeed I Rear-Admiral Herbert E. P. Cust, C.B., as Hydrographer of the Navy from August 16th. Five Old-Age Pensioners who died at Harrold (Beds.) within a week of e-ach other .have been buried side by side. Thefr ages aggregate 486 years. After working as a miner for over sixty years, Frank Pickering died suddenly at Hugglescote, Leicestershire, on Saturday. He was a member of the Ashby Board of Guar- dians for "twenty years. A Llanelly labourer named Kill, on finding a beer bottle, thought it contained beer, and drank a portion of the contents, which turned out to be vitriol. He was removed to hospital in a serious condition. Henry Darby, one of the Barnardo Boys who, with others, had,. been sent into the country for a holiday, was drowned on Satur- day while bathing in the Grand Junction Cana} near Buiibrooke. Northamptonshire. Cyril wayne, Thomas Norman Stubbs, and John French' Puddicombe were each fiiiect iEl and costs, at Abergele, for recklessly riding motor-cycles through Llanddulas village at thirty miles an hour round a dangerous (3Qrnir. It was stated that ?60 motors passed the spot in two hours. The death occurred in Belfast on Saturday of the Most Rev. Dr. Tohill, Roman Catholic Lord Bishop of Down and Connor. He was almost sixty years of age. He was thirty-seven years in the Church, the greater part of that time being spent in Belfast. Warrant-officer WiPiams travelled to Rosyth and back, more than 800 miles, to bring be- fore the Marylebone Police-court a man sum- moned by his wife for arrears of maintenance. The law of this country stops at no expense to enforce a woman's rights," said the magistrate. A golf caddie named Bussey was drowned while bathing in a deep pool at Briston (Nor- folk). He was using a pair of water wings, which apparently slipped from under his arm and slid down his body, a& his legs rose above the water and his face was submerged.

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