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I AGRICULTURAL NOTES. I BY A PRACTICAL F ARIER. I ASSISTING FRUIT CULTURE. There are vast numbers of fruit trees in this country which yield but a very poor re- -turn, and largely because of this fact there is much land that might- be and is not planted under fruit. Yet the British Isles grow excel- lent fruit of various kind's, and numerous growers are able to secure a good average profit,-o,ii it. So there seems to be no practi- cal reason why British orchards should not secure a far greater proportion of the vast expenditure on fruit by' consumers. In opening the new Agricultural and Horti- cultural Research Station in connection with the University of Bristol, Mr. Runciman, President of the Board of Agriculture, said the staff- there would be concerned' with the positive side of their work. very largely with fruit breeding, and at a time when everybody was concerned in raising the standard of live stock he thought it was not outside the range of human possibility that some good work should be done within the sphere of fruit breeding. Professor Barker had already done good work, and by crossing various qualities of fruit he was evolving some remarkable types, which they hoped in time would add to the incomes of those who grew them. Their director had not only done excellent- work in the production of the cider apple, but he was also dealing with many diseases' which were the cause of great loss to fruit growers. More and, more attention was being given to fruit growing, and many men of large re- sources now realised the great openings there were for British fruit, and how possible it was even in this climate to produce fruit which had a readv market at home. It was difficult to esiimate the losses that came from plant disease. They ran into ten of thousands of pounds per annum, and it was because he believed a great deal of that disease was preventable that they called science to their aid. Monev was being spelit to prevent disease and enable fruit growers to produce their fruit. They called that a great national investment, which wa.s likely to give a good return. Alreadv fit that pl.iee work was done that would tend to improve the crop- ping svstem of strawberries, and experiments were being made with autumn fruits, especi- ally in the production of autumn raspberries. I EXPERIMENTS IN GROWING LINSEED. I The growth of linseed was again under- taken last year at different centres in North Wales under the management of the Univer- sity College of North Wales. A report states that the crop in many cases did not prove as satisfactory in 1913 as in previous years. This, in some cases, appears to have been due to the fact that the crop was sown late, and that, owing to the wet spring, the ground was not in very good condition. The seed re- quires a very fine tilth for satisfactory ger- mination. In addition to the plots grown at the various centres, a series of plots were laid out at the College Farm to test seed obtained from different sources. The seed for these were supplied by the East Anglian Institute of Agriculture, Chelmsford. where the varie- ties had been grown the previous year. The varieties included Russian. Morocco, and Calcutta seed. Of these, the Russian seed gave distinctly the best results, both as re- gards weight of seed and straw. The Morocco linseed was characterised by ven big seed and grew well, but the crop was very thin. The Calcutta linseed was almost a failure, the plants never attaining a height of more than a few inches, and could only be har- vested with great difficulty. Evidently an climatisation is an important feature in this as in other plants. But it is not unlikely that a cross between the Russian and the Morocco kinds would bring greater hardihood while maintaining some of the good qualities of both. It is pointed out that one of the most serious drawbacks to the production of lin- seed is the difficulty experienced in threshing. For satisfactory results the drum of the threshing machine must be carefully ad- justed, and it is advised that the crop be put through the machine at least twice. METHOD OF APPLYING FERTILISERS. I With the object of ascertaining whether it is better to apply fertilisers by drill or broad- cast, experiments were carried out last year by the National Society of Hungarian Agri- culturists to test the relative advantages of the two methods. Unfortunately, the first experiment with barley led to no definite results, as, owing to the heavy rainfall, the crop was" badly lodged. It was, however, noticed that a moderate ap- plication by drill of superphosphate and nitrate of soda produced no ill-effects on the germination of the seed, and rather stimu- lated the first development of the young plants. More successful results were obtained with sugar beet, manuring in the drills leading to better development of the crop, and, while there were no great differences in the sugar content of the beets, the yield obtained was greatly in favour of this method. A very re- markable result was that even where the amount of superphosphate and nitrate of soda applied in the drill was only half that broadcasted, the surplus over the control plot was more than double that contained after broadcasting the manure. Not only was this found to be true for well cultivated land rich in humus, but it also held good for poor, ex- hausted land. As I pointed out in a recent note, the quickness with which such manures as nitrate of soda acts makes it desirable that the crop should be able to utilise it with the utmost readiness, and it follows that if it is broad- casted on a good deal may be lost because the roots do not come sufficiently near to utilise it before it has all dissolved. The fact that superphosphate does not waste but re- mains in the soil until used by plants makes it less needful to apply it in the drills, whereas by broadcasting it is more uniformly distributed over the land, and not confyied to drills, wlie-,c- any residue may be missed by the roots of another crop in the rotation. But the possibility of effecting a saving in fer- tilisers by applying in the drill is worth bear- ing in mind, particularly when a tenancy is to be terminated at the end of the season. « ORGANISING THE WOOL INDUSTRY. An instructive feature of the Royal Show at Shrewsbury were the demonstrations by the Agricultural Organisation Society's Wool Expert, Mr. Digby Grist. Short and Long I woolled sheep were shorn, and it was ex- I plained and demonstrated how wool is picked I up, thrown out, skirted, and rolled for pack- < ing in the Colonies. ■ j The need and importance of organisation in the wool-producing industry may easily be seer, when a comparison, is made between the I prices to be obtained for English wool when marketed on the usual lines, and prices ob- i tained for Colonial wool of a similar cl^ss on the London wool market. It is clear that the more highly ofganis-ed methods adopted by th? Colonials in respect of classifying and packing ensure a larger return to the pro- ducers. The outstanding features of the Colonial ?yst?'m are the sorting of wool and the Dlacín of it when cl&ssi?d in. lAme lo+.» ) unut-i u car;-li-s euiisuuuuig guarantees 01 quality. It is. easier for the L Colonial pro- ducer "to do this than for British farmers, owing to the fact that ihe average clip of, say, an Australian- sheep farm is very much larger than that of an avernge home farmer. The former is, therefore, able profitably to divide the wool up inh the classic, required hy different buyers for ar'cus objects. In order to obtain the same ends 'i; this coun- try sheep farmers must co-operate, -:o that in a particular district, fin amoHnt nf \y[:ol HlèlY be collected, graded, packed, and marketed on the most up-to-date lines, and obtain the best prices. 1 understand that the organisation of tl,,e, wool industry is being carried on this year by the Agricultural Organisation Society in th following counties: Anglesey, Carnarvon- shire. Doi'ser. Flintshire, Hampshire. Mont- gomery, ;:nd Yorkshire; in all it is estimated some 30.IHMi fleeces are being dealt with this year on cooperative lines. L
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REVIEW OF THE CORN TRADE. The whe.1t gradient this week 's between the South and Midlands, with fairly good averages, and the far North, where value is low: Mark Lane. 35s. 8d. Berwick, 32s.; range. 3s. 8d. per qr. Leicester averages 3os. 8d. Nottinghamshire, 35s. 4d. The barley gradient is between a fair price in Suffolk and a very low one in the West: Bury St. Edmunds, 25s. 7d.; Gloucester, 22.s. 8d.; range. s. lid. Oats are selling well in London, and at,. Devizes. Lincoln, and Chichester. Prices are not so good in the East of England, and tne Fenland rates are lowish Devizes. 20s. lid. Peterborough. 18s. 5d.; range, 2s. f.d. Spring corn is now in a verv 6iiiall compass, 50 that no sales of either barley or oats are recorded from siieli good places of business as Banbury. Canterbury, Ipswich, Norwich, and Shrewsbury. The inspectors have power to withhold returns of infinitesimal sales, but we have before us an average struck on 28qr.. so that the standard is evidently fixed by no means too high.—Marl- Lanr Express. CURRENT PRICES OF BRITISH GRAIN AND FLOUR IN MARK LANE. LONDON FLOUK. n Town Mill.) Top Price per 280!b. 31 fr) Town Whites. „ 30,0 Town Households 27/0 25/6 Hungarian Process 34/0 Beat American London Ground 29/fi London Standard, 80 per cent. 27/6 COUNTRY FLOUR. C.eh at Lender, Terminus. } Best Price per 280tb. 27/0 Good Patents 25/0 Straights .(16 Roller Whites 24/3 Stone-Made 24"0 BBRRIEH GKAIN (0. STANDS). a. a. Wheat, White per 504lb. 36 to 3S Had .n 11 34 to 37 Rivetts 34 to 35 P,mltry Tailings per 4481T,. 30 to 32 Barley, Malting per 44Stb. 29 to 31 Poultry 27 to $8 Feeding per 400Tb. 22 to 24 Malt, English, Best per 3361b. 43 to 44 "Fine 40 to 41 Ordinary „ 38 to 3,1 Scotch, Fine 41 to 42 Ordiuary 38 to 39 Brown 31 to 35 Black 34 to .34 Crystallised 35 to 39 Oata, Fine Scotch 1912 2 C, to 27 1913 „ 23 to 24 Good Gartons, Old 22 ;0 23 11 New 2€ o 21 Tartary, Old 21 co 22 1N e,.v 20 to 21 Winter, Old Black 23 to 24 New Old Grey 22 to 23 New 21 to 22 Common, New per 3121b. 20 to 21 Inferior. New per 3041b. 19 to 20 Beans, Pigeon, 1!H2. per 5321b. ô2 to 54 1913. 44 to 46 Winter, 1912. 37 to 38 1913 35 to 3S Spring, 1912 37 to 41 1913 35 to 36 Peas, Marrowfats, Fine per 504lb. 81 to 85 Sound. „ 71 to 75 Common. 41 to 45 Partridge,Fine „ 41 to 42 Common. „ 39 to 40 Maple,19]3. 39 to 41 Dun 1913 3t to 36 Rye, Essex per 4801b. 28 to 29 Tares, Best Spring, 1911 per 5321b. 57 to 62 Good 1912 „ 50 to 52 Fine, 1913 43 to 45 Common, 1913 35 to 39 Winter, 1912 49 to 50 Fine, 1913 „ 43 to 45 Common, 1913 „ 35 to 39 Gores, 1911 „ 99 to 111 „ 1912 „ 83 to 111 „ 1913, Best f>9 to 67 „ Common 1913, 43 to 45 Buckwheat. Heavy per 4161b. 34 to 35 Common per 40oib. 32 to 33 Linseed, Lincolnshire. per 4241b. 52 to 54 Rapeseed, Best. per 4161b. 74 to 75 Common. 68 to 70 Munt&rdmed, Brown per 4481b. 100 tollO White. 90 to 98 Common 76 to 80 Cauai-Tseed,F,wex per 464Tb. 95 to 100 Teazleeeed, Somerset. per 1121b. 17 to 13 Suaflowerseed, Sussex per 1121b. 15 to 16 -M ark Lane Fxvi-ma.
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SPORTS AND PASTIMES. I The A.A.A. Championship meeting vas concluded at the Stamford Bridge grounds on I Saturday, before a crowd of about 12,000. After a very close struggle, the hammer- throwing was won by the holder of the cham- pionship, C. Lind, with the fine throw of 163ft. Slin. The half-mile gave Baker,-tl,e American, a fine chance of fchoving fast time, and with Mann leading well to the last bend, he won in Imin. 54 2-5scc.-twD-fifths more than Championship record. The sprint, was a good thing for the holder, Applegarth, who, however, was hard pressed by C. W Taylor, a former Polytechnic member, now of the Surrey A.C.. The time—lOsee.—would have been better but for the fact. that the wind was right in the faces of the runners. The heats of the hurdles threw little liglil on the final, as each winner came home easily. The furlong final gave Applegarth an op- portunity of doing a great performance. He took it, and, by winning in 21 l-5see., beat the British record and equalled the world's re- cord. Curiously enough, the ^four finalists were all Polytechnic Harriers. A very pro- tracted struggle in the high jump ended in a victory for W. M. Oler, jjin., New York, who cleared 6ft. 2-2 Iiii., after tying with B. Howard at 6ft. 2in. P. C. Kifigsford, Lon- don A.C., won the long jump with 23ft. 3Jm., while C. W. Hutson finished a distance double by winning the mile in 4min. 22sec. The pole jump was also a bloodless victory for R. Sjoeberg. Sweden, who was 8in. to the good with lift. 2in., while M. Koczau, a. Hun- garian, well beat the javelin record for Britain bv throwing 193ft. 82LIti.. the previous best being 179ft. lOJin. by E. V. Lemming, at the Stadium, in 1908. C. N. Seedhou^c, the Blackheath Harrier runner, won the quarter- mile in 50eee/, and R. Bridge, the seven miles champion, secured another double by winning the two miles walking race in 13min. 57 1-5 fiec. In the relay South London Harriers scratched, but the Potechnie A" team established a fresh record of .3min. 31 -3-5eec. The teams of riflemen ren-t by the DomMon Governments to participate in the 'N.R.A. Meeting at Bisley from July 13th onward have all arrived. The total number of Inter- national teams wilf embrace the Empire of India, Commonwealth of Australia, Dominion of Canada, Union of South Africa, 'Guernsey, and also strings of men from New South Wales, Straits -Settlements, -,Ceyl-oti., Burmak, and Rhodesia. The three most important visiting teams are Canada, Australia, and India. Many men well known at the N.R.A. Meeting are included, among them being Staff-Sergeant Hawkins, who won the King's Prize last year, and Sergeant-Major Darby, the Champion of India. Four teams met in the final stage of the Queen Alexandra Cup competition -at Chapel- town, near Sheffield, on Saturday. The result was Lincolnshire (last year's winners), 2,360; Gloucester, 2.345; Suffolk, 2,306; Notting- hamshire, 2.305. The winning team wa? headed by T. Cook, with a total of 397, fol- lowed by Mrs. Broekleafoy, with 396. A memorable Royal Regatta end-c-q at Henley on Saturday. The Grand, Challenge Cup was won by Harvard and the Diamonds by G. Sinigaglia, of Italy. Thus the two most important events of the meeting were lost to England. In the Thames and Stewards, in which thefe were foreign en- tries, England was successful. Caius College, Cambridge, winning the Thames, while Leander beat Mayence, the German crew, in the final of the Stewards. Such an inter- national regatta has never been held at Henley before. Quite a feature of the regatta, as last year, was the success of the Cambridge College crews. Caius won the Thames. All four semi- finaliets in this event were Cambridge col- leges. Pembroke College won the Ladies. They were almost, if not quite, good enough to have gone for the Grand. Lady Margaret (St. John's College) won the Visitors' Plato for fours, while Trinity Hall won the Goblets. Cambridge thus won four out of the eight events. Only one Oxford crew reached, even the final of any event. To make the superi- ority of Cambridge even more marked, a Cambridge crew was also second in the Ladies, the Thames, the Wyfold, and the Goblets, while a Cambridge sculler was second in the Diamonds and the best of the Englishmen. Molesey regatta will be held on Saturday, July 18th, with Mr. C. W. Kent, the old Oxford Blue, again in charge of the arrange- ments as hon. secretary. There is a long programme of best-boat events, including eights, fours, -pairs, and sculls, in addition to a race for public schools in clinker-built slid- ing seat fours. Illuminations and fireworks will follow in the evening. There will again be two regattas at War- grave this year. The first, at which the vents will be mainly confined to residents and visitors in the district, will be held on Saturday, July 25th. The old-established War- grave and Shiplake regatta, with a good list of open events and several challenge trophies, will take place on Saturday, August 8th. The president of the Boat Racing Associa- tion, Sir Charles Allom, has announced his intention of presenting two cups to be com- peted for at the association's regatta at Burn- ham in September. One is to be a challenge cup to be competed for by teams of either three or four boats representing different clubs. In addition to the challenge cup gold medals will be presented by Sir Charles Allom to the members of the winning team, and the winning club will hold the cup with the right to defend, if challenged, in home waters. The second cup is to be won outright by the champion of the 12-foot class apart from the team races. It is hoped that repre- sentative teams will be sent from Holland and Belgium, where some twenty boats have been built to this class. The Royal Engineers Yacht Club is expected to send a team, and the West Kirby Sailing Club have definitely arranged to enter a team for the event. Another southern team will probably com- pete, and may possibly include new boats which are being built for Sir Charles Allom, Mr. T. D. McMeekin, and Mr. C. Wright. Representatives of all the swimming clubs in the district assembled under Plymouth Hoe on Saturday, and in appreciation of Jabez Wolffe's groat swim from Eddystone Light- house to Plymouth (a distance of fourteen mdes) in mid-week, presented the famous swimmer with a silver model of the L'ddystont- iLighthouse. Emphasis was laid on the fa: that a heavv thunderstorm ;r 10,11 Lours rJ ine ten durinsr which he was buttling ( nun strong lines, vvoine nimseit assorts that the effort necessary was as great as that needed to cross the Channel, which he hopes to accomplish next month. At a cricket match at Rochester, Miss Storrs, daughter of the Dean of Rochester, captained a ladies' eleven against the Rev. J. K. Wilson's team, who had to bat and bowl left-handed. The ladies went in first, -and scored 138. but Mr. Wilson's eleven man- aged to make 185, and won. The following lawn tennis players have been selected to represent Ireland against England, at Wilton-place, Dublin, on July 13th and 14th S. C. Sercope. T. D. Good, J. F. Stokes (Fitzwilliam's Club), R. M. Graham (Lans- downe Club). 1. A. Meldon (Wilton Club), H. M. Read (Dublin University). Bishop Auckland have decided to make a Swedish tour next montli at the invitation of the Swedish Football Association. The latter body offered to pay expenses provided the Amateur Cupho.lders included Gothenburg and Stockholm in the tour. The London Centre of the National Cyclists' Union announces that, owing to the poor elit.ry-cs.nl.y five teams having intimated their intention of competing as against, thirty-three last year—the utility ride, fixed for July 12th, has been abandoned for this season.
WORK AND WORK ERS. I A great Strike 'has occurred at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, because of the dismissal of a man who was working in the Royal Car- riage Department and refused to erect a machine on foundations hlid by non-union labour. It is claimed that 97 per cent. of tl e men employed at the Arsenal are niembcfs of trade unions. At a mass meeting of the strikers held on Sunday night in Beresford- square, opposite the main gate of the Arsenal, Mr. Thomas Thompson, president of the Labour Protection League, announced that all the Labour organisations had ordered that all the Lai)our org, their men to come out solidly so that not a. man could go into the Arsenal in the morn- ing. Every sate was to be picketed, and they would say ta the Government, Entwstle must go back to work before the work of the nation can go on." A resolution endorsing the action of the Labour Protection League in ordering their 3.000 members not to start work in the corning .was carried with en- thusiasm. The first, sectional settlement of the build- ing dispute was completed ..on Saturday after- noon, when representatives of the Masons' Society signed an agreement with the London Master Builders' Association. Meanwhile it is hoped that the other unions will follow the masons' lead and sue for a settlement, and so prevent the declaration of a national lock- out. The crane-drivers, plasterers, painters, and wood-cutting machinists have approached the employers, and negotiations have been continued during this week. A deadlock has been rcac-hedin the engi- neering dispute concerning holidays at Blackburn which affects several thousand men. The men claim the following list of re- cognised holidays: New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday and Tuesday, the first Satur- day in August and the whole of the following week, the third Monday in September and the following day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and the following rates of pay for any workman or apprentice requested to work during any of the above-mentioned holidays: Time and a-half for work done In ordinary shop hours, time and three-quarters for work done outside ordinary shop hours in the shop, and double time for work done outside of shop hours out of the shop. Under the old system the men working dur- ing the holidays, when it is customary to have repairs done to engines and machinery in the inills,, have been paid at the ordinary rates, with time and a-quarter overtime. Two conferences have been held between represen- tatives cf the men and the employers. At the first the latter offered five days' holiday at time and a-quarter, and at the second they offered the August Bank Holiday week. Good Friday. Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Boxing Day at time and a-quarter. The men refused both offers, and no other conference has been arranged. Unless some settlement is reached no union engineers (nine societies being concerned) will work during the holiday week. It is pointed out on the men's side that Barrow, another large engineering centre, men called upon during the holidays are paid an increase of 50 oer cent. on ordinary rates. In large districts cf Lancashire the pits, foundries, &c., for miles were closed for the annual holidays, which began on Saturday, together with the usual exodus to the seaside. No less than 114 special traiiis-ii record for o,ne day-ran into Blackpool, the heaviest contingents of holiday makers coming from Burnley, Hindley Green, Leigh, Golborne, and Tyidesley. In connection with the strike of marine en- gineers. an important development is ex- pected by the men. The Joint Committee of the engineering societies, greatly dissatisfied with the result of their conference with the General Purposes Committee of the Shipping Federation, have approached the Federation of Engineering and Shipbuilding Trades and the National Transport Workers' Federation, and have asked those organisations to give sympathetic, and, if possible, active, support in the movement for the i ncreased-wages scale for marine engineers. The officials of the engineering societies express themselves confident that the support asked for will be forthcoming. Mr. W. Johnson, M.P., and Mr. W. Spare, head officials of the Warwickshire Miners' Association, have secured some concessions for the men employed at Arley Colliery. These include a penny a ton extra on coal got where lamps are in use. This advance is on the charter price, and also includes the free provision of lamps. The firm have also agreed that where a getter is put 4n charge of a stall on account of the absence of a stallman through illness or any other cause, he shall receive the full minimum rate paid to a stall- man (7s. 9d. a day), whether employed on be- half of a stallman or the company. The latter have decided to provide lamps costing 15s. each for the men's use. For nearly seven weeks there has been a deadlock in the building trade at Stratford-on- Avon between the employers and the builders' labourers, the latter asking for an advance to 5Jd. an hour and the employers declining to go above 5d. Both parties agreed to submit the question of a minimum wage to represen- tatives of the Board of Trailt-- a-nd M." jxouerr urnest xuooie autn'dea ana nearo evi- dence. He has just issued his award, which fixes for a period of eighteen months the minimum rate of wages at 5 £ -d., to be subject to revision at the end of that period if either party should previously have given to the .other three months' notice of its desire for re- vision. In these circumstances work has been resumed this week, as far as possible the men being reinstated in the nositions they pre- viously occupied. The Council of the National Association of Local Government Officers met at Ilkley on Saturday. A long discussion took place on the desirability of an increased contribution from the local guilds for the work of the Association, and the matter was referred to the guilds and district committee for con- sideration. The General Purposes Committee reported on the action taken to obtain an alteration in the practice of the Treasury in deciding appeals for compensation on aboli- tion of office. The Select Committee of the House of Com- mons on the bill confirming the Board of Trade Provisional Order to bring laundry calenderers and machine ironers under the Trade Boards Act have given their decision', refusing to confirm the Order. The Chairman. Sir J. Comptou Rickett. said there was not sufficient evidence to justify the Order. They were of opinion that the Board of Trade should invite the co-operation of the organisa- tions of the employers .and employed, and get the fullest information )hey could in respect of wages and conditions of labour in the laundry, trade, and that any future applica- tion for an Order s hould, if oossible, have somewhat wider application. Extraordinary street scenes during a strike at Sands Engineering Works, Colwick, were described at Nottingham Shire Hall when two women were charged with intimidating non- unionists and using abusive language towards them. Defendants were Mrs. Eliza Calladine, aged forty, and Mrs. Carrie Walton, aged thirty-two. It was alleged that on June 17th' as the strike-breakers left the works they were met by a large hostile crowd with the women as ringleaders, and accompanied to their homes amid a continuous chorus of epithets and threats of violence. A tin can band, fifty strong, clustered round an effigy on a prop. Fearing a breaeh of the peace the police seized the guy. William Clarke, one of the strike-breakers, declared that the women bat- tered the front door of his lodgings and de- manded his immediate ejectment. A number of witnesses denied that the women did more than shout- Blacklegs as the men passed, and this. contended a solicitor who had been instructed for the defence by the Boilermakers' Society, was perfectly legitimate. The Bench strongly advised the women to refrain from farther hostile demonstrations, but dismissed the case amid loud applause
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FROM OPIUM TO CIGARETTEa. I Cigarette-smoking is becoming more popu- lar in China as the opium habit dies out, says I a Consular report.
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.
MARKETS. LONDON CORN, MONDAY.—The market -was well attended, and prices ruled firmer in most directions on the week. ENOLISH WHEAT.—There was a light trad e for restricted supplies, and prices continued to range up to 083. for white milling lots, and up to 37s. 6d. per qr. for red aitto. FOREIGN WHEATS.—-Trade was moderate in volume. and the tendency was in sellers' favour on the week No. 1 Northerns, 36s. 9d.; -N-o. 2 ditto. 36s. 3d. ex ship; Indian, 36s. 6d. upwards; Australia! 38s. 6d.; Russian, 33s. upwards landed. MAIZE.—There wa* moderate support for fair supplies, and tl/e tone ruled firm Plate. 25s. 9d. South Russian, 26s. 3d. landed; South African. 25s. landed. OAT.S.—The demand was moderate, and the tendency of the market was firm at a small advance on the week: Plates, 16s. 9d. up- wards; Bahia Blaneas, 17s. 3d.; Canadians, 19s. upwards; Heavy Russian, 22s. upwards landed. BABI.EY.—Grinding and feeding lots were held for full prices, but the demand was not very brisk. Od<•«. 23s. Dd. Canadian, 23s. 6d. landed. Malting lots were quietly cheerful, supplies being still moderate: Eng- lish nominal; Brewing Chilian, 30s. to 32s.; Chevalier ditto, 29s. to 34s. Oregon, 29s. to 33s. per 4481b. BEANS AND PEAS.—There was a light trade at unchanged prices. LONDON FLOUR, MONDAY.—The market, met a slow but steady trade, and the under- toue was harder in sympathy with wheat: English Town-made Patents, 27s. 6d. to 30s. 6d.; (litto County-made, 25s. to 27s. American Patents. 2(5s. Gd. to 29s. Gd. ditto Bakers', 23s. to 2Gs. per sack. LONDON CATTLE, MONDAY.—Beast en- tries on to day s market numbered 730, a de- crease of 40 compared with last Monday. Trade was extremely dull even for the finest bullocks: Scotch met a very slow demand at 5s. 2d. to 5s. 4d. Devious, 5s. 2d. exception- ally, 4d. Norfolk.s. lis. to 5s. 2d.; Dublins, 4£. lOd. to 5s. Fat slaughtering cows cleared very slowly at 3s. 8d. to 4s. but fat bulls ruled firm on scarcity, and were held for 3s. 6d. to 4s. Ten milch cows offered, and fetched k-17 to J': 10.0;. each. Four thousand five hundred and forty sheep were penned in the market, an increase of 100 over last Monday. LONDON :MEAT,MoNDAY.-Trade quiet; supplies moderate Beef, English, 4s. to 4s. 4d.; Scotch, 4s. 6d. to 5s.; American, 4s. to 4s. 2d. Argentine hindquarters, 3s. 6d. to 3s. lOtl. Mutton, English wethers, 5s. to 5s. 4(1.; ewes. 3s. 4d. to 3s. 8d.; Scotch ewes, 3s. 4d. to 3s. Sd. tegs, 5s. 4d. to 6s. 8d. New Zealand, 2s. 8d. to 3s. 4d. Lamb, English, 5s. 4d. to Gs. 4d. New Zealand, 4s. to 4s. 4d. Veal. 4s. 4d. to 5s. 4d. Pork, 3s. io 3s. 6d. per stone. LONDON PROVISIONS, MONDAY.—But- ter steadv: Irish. 100s. to 114s.; Normandy, 100s. to 114s. Danish, 120s. to 124s. Dutch, 104s. to 106. Australian, 100s. to 110s. New Zealand, 108.s. to 118s.; Russian, 96s. to 1046. per cwt. Cheese quiet: Canadian, 62s. to 70s.; Dutch, 50s. to 64s. per cwt. Bacon dull: Irish, 60s. to 74s.; Continental, 50s. to 68s. per cwt. Eggs slow. Hams firm. LONDON POTATO, MONDAY. Trade steady for moderate supplies. Quotations: Old Scotch, 85s. to 90s. per ton; New Jerseys. 7s. t'td. to 8s. Guernseys, 7s. to 7s. 6d. French, Gs. upwards per cwt. BRADFORD WOOL, MONDAY.—The main interest, just now centres round the London sales, which open to morrow, and here opinion prevails that merinoes and fine cross-breds will be dearer and coarse cross- breds in favour of buyers. To-day here for a, sixty-fours top 2s. 8d. is more readily ob- tainable. Business is mostly in merinoes, cross-breds being neglected. In English wools there is as yet no response to the country fairs.
a ineinorjHu to xvmg rnwara v rr. was un- veiled at Leith on Saturday by Lord Glen- conner. The statue has been erected in Vic- toria Park, and represents the late monarch in the robea of a Knight of the Thistle. John Wood, aged seven, fell from a train from Aintree to Liveipool on Saturday and was killed. The boy, with his mother and five other children, were on the way to South- port with a works excursion from Warrington. A little boy named Arthur James Amor strolled from the gates of his father's house at Caversham, near Reading, on Saturday afternoon into the roadway and was knocked down by a passing taxic-ab. He died in the course of a few minutes. Mr. John Leleu, managing director and for- merly proprietor of the Torbay Hotel, Tor- quay, one of the largest hotels in the West of England, fell dead on the Torquay Bowling Chub's green on Saturday afternoon Avjien scoring in a competition. In the new central baths establishment to be erected in Paddington, the baths and wash- houses committee of the Paddington Borough I Councii recommended that sixteen Turkish baths be included in the scheme at an esti- mated expenditure of £ 1,800. Two German seamen, Franz Linnabuhr and H. Fahnnenbrueh, were remanded at Grimsby, on Saturday, suspected of complicity in the murder of a German gamekeeper in May last during a poaching affray. They were tracked from Immingham Dock. While cycling down Bell Hill, Billericay, on Saturday, Mr. Walter Evans, of Leyston- stone, collided with a postman named Ram- say at a sharp corner. Mr. Evans was thrown from his machine and sustained injuries, from which he died within an hour. A cheque for L40,000 was 'received by Dover Corporation on Saturday from the South Eastern and Chatham Railway Com- pany as their contribution to the pier im- provement and viaduct scheme, by which the evel crossings will be abolished. The work is costing about £ 100,000. A great demonstration was held at the Metropolitan TabcrnacIe, Newington Butts, on Saturday afternoon to commemorate the centenary of peace between the United States and Great Britain. Ministers of all denomina- tions took part and there was a large attendance. Leonard Budd, a young telegraphist lining at Kingston, left his home early on Saturday morning to go for a swim in the Thames, in accordance with the usual custom, and has not been seen since. His clothes were found on the bank at the spot where he usually bathed. A mad bull dashed iiitoia shop at Sheffield on Saturday and knocked dowm the, counter, injuring an assistant. The animal then jumped through the window into the street and after- wards attacked some children, whom it knocked down.1 It was captured, after a long chase, in the outskirts of the eitv 9 4
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