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NEWS OF THE WEEK. ——«.—. Their Majesties the King a-nti Queen and Princess Victoria witnessed the performance cf "Leah Klesehna" at the New. Theatre on Satur- day evening. Political. Mr. J. E. Sutherland, of Portsoy, has been adopted as Liberal candidate for Elgin Burghs, in place of the late Mr. Asher, M.P. Mr. G. L. Courthorpe. has been selected as the Conservative candidate for tihe Rye division of Sussex. It its announced that Mr. Leigh Clare, M.P. for the EecLes Division, has been appointed Vice-Caaneelior of the Duc-hy of Lancaster. Mr. J. A. Sutherland, of Portsoy, has inti- an-ated t-.a,-u he is willing to s-tand as the candidate in the Liberal interest for the Elgin district, in the place of the late Mr. Asher. Mr.Suther- land is a fislh-curer, and fills a prominent posi- tion in public affairs in Bannehire. Addressing his constituents on Saturday, Mr. Eariaood Banner, member for the Lv-erton divi- sion of Liverpool, declared himself in favour of Mr. Chamberlain's policy, which, he sa,it, em- bodied a. magnincent ideal of commercial federa- tion within tile Empire. Whenever it came into -n-ir power, Mr. Balfour's next Government would have, to be associated with the commercial policy of Mr. Chamberlain, Fatalities. A youth, aged 14, son of Mr. Dundon, solicitor, of Limerick, fell over the cliffs at Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, and was killed instantaneously. A private in the Royal Marine Barracks at Chatham, named Phillips, was accidentally shot dead by a comrade whilst engaged at Morris tube practice. A double bathing fatality occurred at Colwyn Bay on Monday morning. Three servant, girls, engaged at the Rhos Hydro, were bathing be- tween six and seven o'clock when two of tnem, named Ellen Symonds, of Penrhynside, Llan- dudno, and Annie Davies, of Liverpool, both aged twenty-two, got out of their depth and were drowned. At Ballaecrdra-bridge, Isle of Man, a little girl, named Jane Brown, aged nine, was fixing a swing to a beam. when she apparently slipped and hanged herself through becoming entangled in the rope which she was tying. James Booth was about to kill a young heifer at the Bradford Corporation slaughter house on Monday when the animal broke away, and rushed off with eight yards of chain hanging from its neck. While trying to recapture the heifer Booth's legs got entangled in the chain. He 1!1 cl was dashed to the ground, and his head was so ibadly injured that he died in a few hours. The third death as a result of the falling of a huge girder at the Coliseum Theatre, Glasgow, took place on Saturday, John Timmins suc- cumbing to his injuries. At Lampeter Belfry, Benjamin Cunnock, aged eleven, caught a pony and juinped on its hack- The bolted and the boy was thrown off and. killed. Holiday-makers witnessed two exciting z, accidents and rescues on the Thames on Satur- day. One upset unfortunately resulted in the drowning Of a young woman who was on her honeymoon. While attempting to enter a hoist at the Leeds Corporation Gas Works on Saturday, George Farrar, one of the employes, had his ,se,alp torn off, and he died ehort-ly afterwards. At an inquest on Saturday on Maria Cope, 67, a schoolmistress, the evidence showed that the deceased, who was the daughter of the late Mr. Cope, publisher of "The Times," rolled out of bed) and fractured her thigh. She subse- quently died from exhaustion. A verdict of "Accidental death." was the verdict returned. Cap-taini Stokes and Captain Carey, of the Innrskilling Fusiliers, in garrison at Cairo, were drow-ned while bathing at Ramlen. Captain L, Carey was caught by the current while trying to rescue Captain Stokes, who had fainted in the water. While working a reaping machine, at Bicester, Oxfordshire, a boy named! Reeves fell from a fhorse and was badly mangled, by the instrument, -which went over him. Just before he died, his :mother was brought to him, and he said, "Kiss ane, mother, and put me in a soft bed." Between eleven and twelve on Saturday night. Robert Bradfield, a young constable in the Kidderminster police force, was cycling up Hagley-road, Birmingham, in the direction of Kidderminster. While riding in front of a motor omnibus the seemed to lose control of his machine and collided with the omnibus, the hind-wheel of which passed over his head. He was- -quite dlead when picked up. While engaged in corn harvesting at Hood Ma.nor Farm, Dartiogton, South Devon, on Saturday afternoon, Charles Brimscombe, aged fourteen, the son of a Kingsteignton widow, employed in driving horses, indulged in sky- larking with Frederick Hawkins, another lad. with fatal result. The latter was carrying a two-pronged fork, and one of the prongs entered Brimsccmbe'e eye and penetrated the brain." He became unconscious and died at the farmhouse a. few days later. Labour. The Mayor of Cardiff has been accepted as mediator between the locked-out labourers and the dry dock proprietors at Cardiff and Barry. The Lancashire Miners' Federation reported ■on Saturday that 2,000 men and boys employed eskt the Pemberton Colliery Company's pits, near Wigan, have come out on strike owing to a wages dispute. The executive of the shipbuilders and boiler- makers on Tynesicle have endeavoured to avo-id a strike by extending the men's notices for a week. A vote on the subject of enforcing tneir demands is to be taken amongst the men. Locol Government. Margate Pete3 Committee, which is just now reaping the reward of its enterprise in providing outdoor entertainments, last year handed over £ 1300 towards the relief of the rates, after paying all expenses. The income from deck chairs was £ 6500; soven years ago it was £100.. Brighton .Town Council are making arrange- ments for mixed bathing at the local swimming baths. The L.G.B. have permitted the Blackburn Guardians to add a tool house to the cottage homes, but not a small glasshouse. This, 6aid the clerk on Saturday, was the essence of red taoe. The Cuckfield (Sussex) District Council has decided to alter its by-laws so as to allow of the building of rural cottages similar to those ex- limited "at Letch-worth Garden City. It is hoped by this means to remove one of the principal causes for rural depopulation. Foreign. Daring a thunderstorm round New York eight yachtsmen were stunned and a woman was killed by lightning. in Persia, the crops in several districts have been destroyed by locusts. Famine is feared in many places. Because her mother forbade her to smoke cigarettes, a habit to which she was passionately addicted, a nineteen-year-old girl at Rixdorf, Ger- many, took poison, from the effects of which she is expected to die. Luigi Lampirini, a Verona stonemason, jealous of the attentions bestowed by his sweetheart, Lanra Beletti, on other men, attacked her with a knife, and then killed himself by leaping from a balcony mfco the street. The girl's former lover committed suicide in similar fashion in a fit of jealousy. A fire brobs out in a large tobacco manufac- -1,T tory in Madrid on Friday night, and was not -got under until Saturday afternoon. It was caused by a spark from the machinery igniting a bale of tobacco. It is feared that the losses are heavy. Banana shipments- irom iNew Orleans have' been stopped because it is feared, mosquitoes ylll.convey yellow fov-er abroad.. The, house of Dr. Joseph McFarland, in Philadelphia, containing a very fine insect col- lection, has been utterly ruined as the result of his going away on a hunting trip and leaving a tap in a bath room turned on. Baron Pletzger, captain in a Hungarian cavalry regiment, has started from Budapest on a tour through Europe on horseback. The Bishop of Strasburg has issued a circular forbidding all priests in his diocese, under penalty of severe disciplinary measures, to in- dulge in cycling. A Paris bicycle thief who stole a bicycle belonging to M. Marcel Brunard, was impaled on a mechanical poinard which the owner had concealed in the saddle of the machine. In accordance, with the latest by-law of the Orleans Railway, calves intended for conveyance by train must be provided with birth certificates, failing which they will be charged full fare as cows or oxen. Entente Cordiale. During the French visit there have been dispatched from Portsmouth and Cowes 40,000 private telegrams, 870,000 words, of newspaper messages, and 40,000 words to foreign papers. Twenty motor-oars left Portsmouth Dockyard on Sunday and conveyed a number of French officers to Arundel Castle, where they were received by the Duke of Norfolk, who personally conducted them round the castle. One- small thoy in Portsmouth will have cause to. remember the "entente cordiale" all his life. He was boxn a-t ;an early hour on Sunday morning, and his father immediately tele- graphed to. Admiral C-adllard to ask if he would choose a. name -for him. Admiral Caillard has telegraphed back, giving the boy his own name, Lucien. Police. Asked if he knew anything against a defendant, a Highgate police-constable replied "I only knew he was a very hard-working man. I know nothing else against him." After being arrested on a charge of burglary in Croydon, Albert Daws tried to commit suicide while in a cell by tying a piece of linen round his throat. He was discovered in time, and on Monday was committed for trial. Totnes police are busily engaged in trying to discover who stole a cash-box containing £ 200 from a local hotel. The landlord at first thought the cash-box had been removed as a joke, and did not for some time report that it was missing. A man remanded at Marlborough-street on a charge of begging denied the accusation, and added, If your worship will give me 5s. out of the poor- box. I will take train to Grimsby to-morrow." "Whv. vou are begging now!" exclaimed the magistrate. iu ltmng a person 40s. for annoying young women round the band-stand in Hyde-park on Sunday, by booking his walking-stick round the neck of one and pushing others, the Marlborough street magistrate said it was disgraceful that young women using the parks, kept up at great expense, should thus be interfered with. It was stated at Bow-street on Monday that as- saults on the police were becoming so frequent and violent—they sometimes amounted to 3,000 in a year—that the Commissioner thought in all serious cases the accused persons should be com- mitted for trial under the Malicious Injuries to Persons Act. A man and his wife were accord- ingly so committed by the magistrate. A carter named Lewis, fined 10s. for allowing his cart to stand on Catford Bridge, said he was watching a county cricket match on Catford Ground, of which the bridge afforded a good view. Had the game reached an interosting stage ?" asked the Greenwich magistrate. It was at the crisis," replied the policeman, who was keeping the bridge clear. A cashbox containing F,200 disappeared from the Oxford Arms, Totnes, and when found again it was empty. Two miners of Casfcleford, who were fined £3 and costs for poaching, were found by a police inspector in a hansom .cafe, in which were ninety- four rabbits and two hares. Charged with assaulting his wife at Leicester, John Carryer's complaint was that Mr3. Carryer had become a spiritualist, and stayed out late ab night to attend the meetings. James Ward, of Warrington fame, stole pota- toes from a railway waggon, and then stole a wheelbarrow to cart them away. He was im- prisoned for a month. For cutting the wing and pulling the secondary feathers of a pigeon worth £ 25, Wm. Barber, of Morecamibe, was fined £1 and costs at Lan- caster. xn&mas St. George Foyster, aged twenty- three. who had given himself up to the police in the Isle of Wight on another charge, was- sen- tenced to six months' hard labour at-the Guilki hall for embezzling about J,250 from the London City and Midlan-d Bank. James Brown, a sailor, who had broken into a house in Moffat, wa.s captured through his genero- sity. When the burglary became known two policemen pursued on cycles and overtook two tramps, who told them a mah^Th^front on a bicycle had given them a shilling each. The runaway was quickly overtaken and captured. Genercil, Armour a foot thick has arrived at Devonport for the battleship Hibernia. The Great Eastern Railway Company have started a motor-omnibus service between Clacton-on-Sea and St. Osyth. The accounts of this year's Royal Naval and Military tournament show a credit balance of £ 2,820 8s. 3d. The parish church at Llawryhettws, in Merionethshire, was entered by tramps, who stole everything of value and drank a quantity of the sacramental wine. A Scarborough woman was ire warded with sixpence after sixteen hours' hard work in saving the life of a lady who had) swallowed a quantity of laudanum. The supply of bathing machines at Dover is unequal to the demand, and a large tent has been put up on the beach. The popularity of mixed bathing, which was introduced this year, is responsible. At Canty Hall level crossing, some miles from Haddington, a horse and cart were run down by a goods train. The cart was wrecked, and the horse badly injured, but the driver escaped. He was thrown by the force of the. impact from his cart to the neighbouring embankment, but only sustained a severe shaking. Tne Hon. Walter Rothschild, M.P., who has just spent three weeks at Cauterets, in France, his cart on to the neighbouring embankment, but nearly 4,000 specimens of butterflies. Mr. Rothschild's museum- at Tring contains a million mounted specimens of moths and butterflies. Bequests ranging from £100 to E20 were left to his servants Ty Mr. Robert Henty, of Abbotts I Langley, Herts, who- died worth £ 131,531. Called to give evidence at an inquest at Poplar on Saturday, a butcher named Gray entered tne witness-box with a pipe in his mouth. After he had been ordered to put down the pipe the man behaved in such an extraordinary manner that the coroner threatened to send him to prison. Captain R. F. Gatehouse, who was specially promoted for good work in the South African war, has broken his leg while playing football in Mauritius. The Rev. F. E. Robinson, vicar of Drayton, Berks, and Master of the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers, has made a unique record, having rung his 1000th peal. Thousands of visitors inspected the life-boat at Yarmouth during Bank Holiday week, and dropped some P,20 in the collecting-box placed there. The great bulk of this amount was in copper coin. While tethered to a hedge at the opening meet of the Devon and Somerset ataghounds, a horse belonging to Mr. Phillips, of Minehead, dis- turbed a wasps' nest, and was so badly stung that it has since died. While some sheep were being driven through Norwich streets on Saturday one of them entered a furniture shop by the doorway and then, seeing ito companions outside, jumped through a ten-fooit plate glass window, landing in the street unhurt. For the 'accommodation of William Finlay, late of the Life Guards, who is 6ft. Olin. in height and who was for twelve years the tallest, man in tfoe Army, special fctejl has had_to be made up at Hackney Infirmary, where he is suffering from consumprtion. Banana luncheons have become so popular re- cently among clerks in London that the restau- rant keepers are complaining of a falling off in trade. At lunchtime hundreds of young men are seen in the streets eating bananas in place of their ordinary noonday meals. A fine retriever dog, belonging to Mr. Churchill, of High Wy combo, while accompanying its master for a walk beside the River Wyck in that town, suddenly darted into the stream and re- turned with a fine trout in its mouth. The fish whicu appeared tõ he uninjured, was returned to the water by. Mr. Churchill. A number of steam motor trains are being constructed by the L. and N.W. Railway Com- pany for use on short journeys in the districts of Manchester, Chester, Liverpool, and London. Sport. A curious coincidence in connection with the series of test matches is tnSt the rival captains are the same age to the very day. Both F. S. Jackson, the English captain, and J. Darling, the Australian, were born on November 21, 1870. On Monday grouse made a welcome appearance upon the restaurant menu, prices ranging from 3s. to 3s. 6d. a half bird. At the poulterer's shops 9s. was paid for a brace of good plump birds, and as grouse are plentiful these prices are likely to fall to 5s. or 6s. At the Highgate and East Finchley links on Saturday Mr. G. D. Grant holed out from the J tee. It was at the third hole, a distance of 110yd., that the feat wasi performed. He won the senior monthly medal with a net score' of 79. Tne Putney representatives practically swept the board at the Southern Cycling Union's cham- pionship meeting at Herne-hill on Saturday. A. E. Wills (the holder) secured the mile after a stirring combat with H. D. Buck (the British Empire champion). The pair were wheel on wheel on the home straight, both drawing out z;' from the ruck at the same moment. The battle royal ended in a victory for Wills by half a lengtib. Legal. Fifteen motorists, including Mr. Clifford Earl, were fined at Arundel, for exceeding the speed limit. The fines amounted in all to £ 75. The expenditure of the High Court of Justice and Court of Appeal for the year ended March 31 was £ 627,857, or CI16,202 in excess of the re- venue. The King has appointed Mr. E. Milner-Jones to be Recorder of Carmarthen in the place of Mr. Arthur Lewis, who resigned on his appoint- ment as stipendiary magistrate at Pontypridd. Frank and Walter Pyne. farm labourers, re- covered a week's wages from Mr. F. W. Cuming, a farmer at Tiverton, for wrongful dismissal, because they refused to assist in harvesting on Sunday. Obituary. The Rev. Newton B. Young, who had been rector of Tilbrook, near Kimbo-lton, Hunting- donshire, for the last fifty years, died on Satur- day night at the age of 97. Mr. J. F. Loversidge, the most successful bleeder in England of fantail pigeons, has died- at Newark at the age of sixty-eight. In the course of his pigeon-breeding career he won between 3,000 and 4,000 prizes. Accidents. Miss Gladys Roosevelt, aged eighteen, a cousin of President Roosevelt, was thrown to the ground while driving at Long Island on Monday, and received injuries from which she is not expected to recover. Mr. W. Abraham, M.P., whom the miners know as a Mabon," has been recuperating after his recent serious illness at Llantwit Major. He was thrown out of a trap on Monday, and his ribs and arm were badly injured. Curiosities. 'Is sv; A fire, entailing £ 50 worth of damage, which occurred at Abingdon, was reported to have been caused by the sun striking on a looking-glass in a room and igniting the cover on the table. While wheat was being carted from a farm at Helions Bumpstead, in Essex, it was discovered that a nest had been built in one of the shocks of corn, which contained three eggs. A white swallow has been frequently seen lately below St. Cross Mill, Winchester, the residence of the Hon. Guy Baring. A pelican also has been observed on the lower part of the Beaulieu river. Crime. Pickpockets have been busy among the crowds of holiday-makers on Blackburn Railway Station platform. A Glasgow gentleman, Mr. McCallum, was robbed of a purse containing £70 in notes and gold. A Blackburn tradesman named Walsh re- ports the loss of E16, and half a dozen other people lost sums ranging from P.10 to E2. Colonial. Thirty persons, mostly Indians, were killed by a landslip which occurred at Spenee's-bridge, British Columbia, on the Canadian Pacific Rail- way. In honour of the visit of Prince Louis of Battenberg to Quebec, a brilliant ball was given in the Parliament building. Twenty-five wells and eighteen water tanks are being dug for the supply of water to the army whicu is to assemble at Delhi on the occasion of the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales. Four thousand coolies are employed on the work. Canadians at home and Canadians in Great Britain are subscribing to a fund for the pre- sentation of some article of Canadian manufac- ture to.H.M.S. Dominion, which will soon be placed in commission.

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