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Here and There. I W After working for CO years under- ground, Thomas Jones has been- killed in an Aebrtillerv mine. A cake standing six feet high was the principal feature of a fete at Waltham- stow in celebration of peace. One of the main provisions of the new Early Closing Bill is a compulsory clos- ing at 7 o'clock en four nights a week an d at 8 o'clock on Saturdays, with an extra hour each night for tobacconists and confectioners. Last year the Government paid Reuters Agency £ 30,697 for the trans- mission of telegrams to Canada and other parts of the Empire. Thomas Williams, a motor cyclist, was killed by a collision with. a. cow at Bridgend on Monday. The Ebbw Vale Co. has set apart a sum of £ 20,000 to provide a literary and scientific institute as a war memorial. Up to date, the amount realized from the sale of surplus plant belonging to the State is over 155 millions sterling. The Peace Treaty is out of print and a second edition is being prepared. The latest War Office return shows that 127,600 officers and 2,9(50,294 of other ranks have been demobilized—a total of 3,087,973. The Parliamentary Labour Party have decided to admit Col. Wedgwood, M.P. into membership. At the last election he was returned for Newcastle-under- Lyme as an Independent Liberal. There are 60,000 soldiers in Ireland— double the force that was there before the war. A licensed victuallers association has protested against Cinema houses show- ing "Pussyfoot" films, and threaten to refuse to exhibit picture palace bills if it is continued. Mrs. Flack of Buckhurst, told the Epping magistrates that she was unable to send her daughter to school as she could not get boots to wear. Her daughter weighed over L3 stone, al- though only 13 years of age, and boot- makers refused to make boots for her. It has been decided to hold the first post-war National Health week in Mav, 1920. At a sale at Ipswich, the record price of R409 10s. was given for a massive ram lamb. At Blandford, 280 guineas was paid for a lamb for export to the United States. Among the classes at the Beaumaris Agricultural Show was one for demobil- ized horses. In a case at Eltham, an ex-soldier wrote:—"I am going back to the Army because I can only get £ 2 a week out of it." Liverpool doctors have passed resolu- tions in favour of organizing on a trade union basis. Taxed with 35 previous convictions for various offences, a Watlington dealer named Willis said: 'I don't keep count., He was fined £2 for ill-treating a horse. While picking flowers in a lane at Micham, Kate Chatt, a spinster, aged 45, had an epileptic fit, fell into a ditch face downwards, and was drowned in two inches of water. Carmarthenshire's share of the Road Grant up to July was £ 40,000 '———————-




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