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I.NEWS IN BRIEF.

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NEWS IN BRIEF. f THE KING AND THE FLEET. 1 The King, on board the Royal yacht, led the great tieet assembled at Spithead to sea on Monday, and after witnessing a tactical exercise returned to London at night. I PRESIDENT POINCARE AT KRONSTADT. I President Poincare arrived on Monday at I I Kronstadt, where he was cordially welcomed I by the Czar. 11 I BUILDERS' NATIONAL LOCKOUT. Members of the I^>ndon Master Builders' Association decided (, Monday to support the I national lockout of building trades' employees. i DEATH OF AN ADMIRAL. The death is announced at Chertsey of Ad- miral Henry John Carr, formerly Admiral- Superintendent of Devonport Dockyard. He was eighty-three years of age. I WESLEYANS AND RELIGIOUS REVIVAL. I The Wesleyan Methodist Conference at Leeds on Monday discussed the prevalence of irreligion, and adopted a scheme for united effort for religious 'revival throughout the denomination. I BOER WAR GENERAL DEAD. I Major-General Inigo Jones, C.B., who com- manded the Guards' Brigade in South Africa, died at 10. South Audley-street, London, on Monday, after an operation for appendicitis. I VICTORY OF HAYTI REBELS. I The Hayti rebois made a fierce attack on the I city early on Sunday morning and finally re- puteed the Government troops, says a Cape Haitien message. 4 I MILITARY APPOINTMENT. r Lieutenant-General Sir A. E. Codrington has been appointed military secretary to the I Secretary of State for War and secretary of the Selectiorv^oard. I THE CAILLAUX TRIAL. I The trial of Mme. CaiUaux, wife of the former French Premier, for the murder of M. Calmette. editor of the Figaro, began in Paris on Monday. I ARMY AIRMAN KILLED. I I Lieutenant L. C. Hordern died' on Monday I as the result of an aeroplane accident at Fort I I Grange Military Air Station, Gosport. I 860 FISH IN TWO DAYS. I Fishing with rod and line from a boat in the Downs at Deal, Lord Herschell and a friend caught 600 fish on Sunday and 260 on Monday. The fish, mostly pouting, were hauled in three and four at a time. This is stated iQ. be a record for summer angling at Deal. I I S" TERRIBL-E FALL. I STEEPLEJACK'STERKIBLE FALL. I Patrick McHugh, steeplejack, fell 90ft. from a chimney at Newport, Monmouthshire, I on Monday, through, a corrugated iron roof, I and was fatally injured. OSTLER'S DEATH FROM GLANDERS. I Owing to the epidemic of glanders among pit-ponies, one of the large Gedling collieries in Nottingham has been closed, throwing 600 men out of work. An ostler, who became in- fected with the disease, has died. COST OF THE COAL STRIKE. I • In the report of the Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies for 1912 it is stated that the chief feature of the year was the great de- pletion of trade union funds—amounting to nearly £ 750,000—which is ascribed to the coal strike. BALLOONISTS' ADVENTURES. I Several of the balloonists competing in the race which started from Paris on Sunday had adventurous voyages and landed in Wales. One balloon dropped in the sea, but the aero- nauts were rescued. GUARDIANS' GOLDEN SYRUP PLAN. I I The Hackney Boaw of Guardians have de- cided to include golden syrup in their outdoor I relief as a treat for the children. BURGLARY AT SISTER'S HOUSE. I James Oscroft, a well-dressed man of thirty-seven, was sentenced to eight months' hard labour at the Old Bailey on Monday for burglary at the house of his sister, Florence Hall Poyser. His sister had given him money and food just before he broke into her house. 500 WOMEN FOR 29 CLERKSHIPS. I More than 500 women applied for twenty- nine vacancies in the clerks' staff of the Lon- I don County Council. RAILWAY STATION FIRE. I Traffic on the North London Railway was held up on Monday morning while firemen ex- tinguished a blaze at a bookstall at Hamp- stead Station, which spread to the station- master's office and a waiting-room. MOTOR-OMNIBUS FUNERAL. I Three motor-omnibuses filled with mourners followed the hearse on Monday at the funeral in London of a woman Salvationist, Adjutant Cooper. The service was held at the Black- friars shelter, and the interment was at Nun- lif ad. BLIND BOY ATHLETE. I At the sports of the East Anglian Institu- tion for deaf and dumb children, held at Gorleston. a blind lad named Cullum won the hundred yards race in 12 4-5sec., lowering the school record hy one second. He felt his way by means of handles attached to wires along the course. DEATH OF ROCK SAND. I The famous racehorse Rock Sand died sud- denly in France on Monday from heart trouble. The son of Sanfoin, who was four- teen years old, won nearly £ 4^,000 in stakes for the late Sir James Miller. CHILD'S FALL DOWN A PIT SHAFT. I The body of a three-year-old child named Emily Hampton, of Dudley Port, Staffs, was taken from a disused pit on Monday after- noon. The child fell down the shaft, which is 300 yards deep and about half full of water, while at play on Sunday. BANK MANAGER SENT TO GAOL. I Mr. Janer Joosub, formerly manager of the Credit Bank of India, has been sentenced at Bombay, says a Reuter telegram, to seven years' rigorous imprisonment for fraud on the bank. READING CHURCH ROBBED. I Thieves broke into Trinity Congregational Church, Reading, on Monday. They stole two valuable brass vases from the communion table and several pounds from the cash-box in the secretary's office. FRENCH STUDENTS DROWNED. I A telegram from Guernsey says that two students of the French Order at Vimiera, named Bienvenu and Coatsalion, natives of France, have Leen drowned as the result of a bathing accident in Vazon Bay. FIRE ENGINE AS HEARSE. I A fire engine was used as a hearse at the I funeral at Tiverton on Monday of Joshua I Davis, a member of the local brigade. CELLULOID CAUSES A BIG FIRE. I A serious fire, the result of an explosion of cases of celluloid-- on Monday afternoon gutted six large warehouses at La Joliette, says a Marseilles message. Iron gates and railings were torn away by the violence of the explosion, and ceilings and roofs were blown away. FORCIBLE FEEDING IF NECESSARY. I Edwin Lambert, a smartly dressed young man, arrested at Grimsby for alleged shop- breaking at Cleethorpes, has been on hunger strike since his apprehension on Friday, and on .Monday the magistrates committed him to Hull Prison to be fed by the surgeon if necessary,