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Troged!es and Disasters. Robert Irons, nineteen, a shoe operative, c? Northampton, became jealous, it appeared at the inquest on Monday, because me sweetheart, when they were at a concert together, nodded to another young man. He atterwp.rds shot C> himself in the head with a revolver. After stabbing himself thvee tim.es in the neck with a, knife at a, j.'eligiou.s service, a man Darned Donald, aged twenty-eight, lias died air the Edinburgh Royal Innrmary. After trying to drown himself in the river Leen (Notts), Horace Phillipe, of N.<v Bashfoid, is alleged to have. walked to the Midland Rail- way near by and killed himself by lying down in front of an .approaching goods train. At the Batt-sraea Coroner's-court, on Monday, the suicide of John William Smith, an engineer, wa.s attributed to grief at the death of a. pet bird. At the inquest at Huddersneld on Monday, on George Hclroyd, an engineer at the Colne and Holme. Valley Isolation Hospital, it was. stated that he drew a razor across his throat and leaped into a, reservoir. He scrambled out again, .and .sat on the. bank until he was taken to the. inSrmary, where it was discovered that he had swallowed salts of lemon. One white miner and sixty-seven KaSrs were killed or drowned as a result of 'a heavy fall of rock at the Driefontein Deep Mine on the Rand. Five white men were. injured. Mr. George Smith, a local station-master, was knocked over and killed by a train on Saturday at King's Lynn. Three tramps r, had "just sought shelter in a kiln at West Hapton brickworks, near South Shields, when four hundred bricks suddenly feli on them, killing one outright and injuring another. The third man escaped unhurt. Whilst Alexander Gordon, a railway guard, was holding on to a shunting wa.ggon at the Highland station, Backie, on Saturday, his head came into contact with the shed, and he received fatal injuries. Henry Wallace, miner, 42, of Riddings, Notta, quarrelled with his son-in-law on Saturday night, and was afterwards found dead. Th'e sou-in-law gave himself up, and &aid he struck Wallace, who fell, with his head on a table corner. Jes.si.a Smith, nve years old, wajs fatally .burned in a small fire which occurred in Sendall-street, Bermonds-ey, on Sunday. Leaning out of a carriage window on th'e Great Eastern Railway on Saturday night, William Weston, a .goods guard, had the top o! .his head) smashed by collision with a signal- post, and on the arrival of the train at Bishops- gate Station he was taken to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, where he died- Commercea! end tndustnc! The Hull City Council hav.a decided to pro. ceed with their scheme to erect a pier and 'wharves at a cost of j,,215,000. Electricity is to be used on & greatly increased scale by the. North-Eastern Railway Company. not only for power and signalling purposes, but also for the lighting of their largest passenger stations and goods warehouses. 0 Up to the present 370 witnesses have been examined' by the Tariff Reform Commission, which ha.s also taken the oral and written evidence of 15,000 firms of manufacturers, etc., in the United Kingdom. To inquire into the possibilities of the industrini development of the Black Country a -commission has been appointed by the Dudley Chamber of Commerce. Unusual luck attended a young Milford fisher- man on a, malcLen trip in a. boa.t he had pur- chased for Y,4-1-O. He picked up a d.eeerted 'barge on' St. Anna's Head, ajid towed her into Milford Dock. The salvage earned will pro- 'bably cover the cost of his new vessel. The. Finance Committee of the. London County Council has submitted a report warning the Council against the financial responsibilities attached to the proposal that the central authority should take stepa to supply electricity in bulk in London. For withholding the funds of a Battersea pro- Tident society, whose members are mostly work- ing men, Edwin Trayford, aged fifty-eight, a library assistant, was fined :E10 at the South- western Police-court, and ordered to refund his defalcations (about £70), or go to prison for two months. Joinera' apprentices who prove themselves of sufficient merit in the Royal dockyards, are in future to be given a. free course, of instruction in drawing and designing. Military and Nova! It is rumoured at Malta, ,says the "New York Herald," that Lord Charles Beresford will suc- ceed Sir John Pi-sh.er as Senior Naval Lord of the. Admiralty in January. The Black Prince, the Largest, fastest, and 'most powerfully equipped cruiser built on the Th'a-mes, arrived at the Nore. on Monday night, and proceeded to the English Channel for omcial (Steam trials. The Srst basin of the new dockyard extension at D.evonpca-t was opened. The entire work is 'expected to be completed by next autumn. It hal taken nine vea-rs to carry out, and has cost ?6,000,000. A Government Bill is being prepared for the -purpose of creating a London Trame Board as recommended by the. Royal Commission. At Bedford, on Saturday, a tablet was un- veiled in memory of omcers and men of the Bedfordshire Regiment who fell in the South African War. An amu&ing dispute, has arisen between two French generals, owing to one having failed to return the other's salute. Important experiments .are to be carried out at Devocport with a. newly-designed automatic self-closing valve to be ntted beneath the ven- 1ílátors of submarine vessels. Cases Toad !n the Courts. Giving evidence in a case at Wo'rces'ter on Monday, a. doctor said it did not follow that if a man was not sdber he' was' drunk. A decree ni&i was granted to :Mi6 Lilian BraTthwaite on the ground of the desertion and 'misconduct o.f her husband, Mr. Gerald Law- TeE.ce. the well-known actor. Two pa-triobic Irishmen denned Irnsh. whisky in the North London Police-court'on Monday as 'made by I'riBhmen from Irlah. grain in an Irush pot-i5Itnl in Ire'la.nd. Ex-Police-Inepector Kirhy was arrested on a charge of attempting to murder a bailiff by shooting him. "Another case where magistrates are power- less to put this class of oSence down was the remark of the presiding Alderman at the 'Guildhall, on Saturday, in Suing a clerk n&med NichoH.s £5 for street betting. "The maximum is totally inadequate." Quarrelling with hiB wife in the Markot-placa at Sonthend, on Saturday night, Alfred Cooper, <& cutler, is alleged to have stabbeD. :b>er in the neck with a knife, and was arrested on a charge of attempted murder. At Brighton, on Saturday afternoon, Emily Cason was committed for trial on a charge of murdering an infant. When questioned she said she was tempted by Satan, who urged hsr 4o ao something desperate. C, Police-constable Javens was so seriously assaulted th&t he -was incapacitated from duty II)r twcnty weeks. On Saturday, at the Bedford '.Assizes, four men were severely dealt with for <th& assault. The Wortd of Sport. Several miehapa to motor-cars occurred during the week-eiML c Women form a considerable proportion of the .crowds Who now flock to watch football matohee. Three foxee together were suddenly viewed as .,the Quor.n Hounds were entering Quorn Village ;on Saturday. The first one jumped into the ¡River Scar and was drowned, the second waa t1>;ie<l. by the pack on the river bank, and the kftlurd manag()d to gave bis brush. _j, n t l 1 Mus!c and the Drama. Miss Mary Moore has retum.ed to the cast of "Captain Drew on Leave" at the New Theatre. "Gwenevere," a mew opera by Mr. Vinc.Gnt Thomas and Mr. Ernest Rhys, was produced successfully at the Coronet Theatre. A large portion of the receipts at t!.e Kennington Theatre, on Monday night, when "Romeo and Juliet" was revived, were handed over for the benefit of the Child'c¡'3 League of Kindness. The Bishop of Southward who is president of the league, waa present at the performance. Miea Elsie Fogerty gave a dramatic before a large audience at the Steinway Hail on Saturday, and wa.s especially applauded in "The Rose and the Wind," which she recited to music." A number of royal personages were present at Covent Garden at the performanca of "An- drew Chenier," a. new opera dealing with the period of the French revolution. Social. British exhibits at the International Art Exhibition which was recently held at Venice fetched the second highest price of the eleven countries represented at the sales, the total of which amounted to C20,000. The dinner of the Gimcrack Club will be held at York on December 5. Her Highnese Princess Alexandra—as sba is now called—the Princeaa Royal's eldeut daughter, will not make her debut until the midsummer of 1907, when she will have com- pleted her sixteenth year. Sir Frederick Trevas has been elected Lord Rector of Aberdeen University. Two of General Booth's granddaughters, Mary and Miriam Bramwell Booth, who are still in their teens, made fifty-three converts as the re- sult of two meetings they conducted in the Croy- don Theatre. Residents in Cambridge a.re demanding that the university authorities shall take, steps to pre- vent the "rags" that are becoming increasingly coanmon. In a remarkable address at a meeting called to discuss Christian Science the Bishop of London gave personal testimony to the healing efficacy of faith and prayer. The Marquis of Hertford has been appointed lieutenant for the county of Warwick, in suc- cession to the late Lord Leigh. For the management of the Subordinate Schoo] at Rugby by the governing body of Rugby School, an application for a special Act will be made in the next session of Parliament. In reply to a congratulatory telegram which he sent to the King on his Majesty's birthday, a Dublin gentleman received the following reply "The King thanks you very much for your good wishes.—Knollys." Accidents. Some delay to traffic was caused on Monday by the insulator of an electric train on th'e London District Railway catching nre at Victoria; Station. Twelve horses were burned to death on Monday in a stable fire at Clydebank, Bear Glasgow. From Other Lends. An adventuress who came sobbing in widow's weeds to a Paris gentleman, saying she was his brother's widow, robbed him of P,400. A serious conniot be'tween. the Independeucs and the Socialist parties, in which the latter used revolvera .amd haG acCwrI;?ç!,in FueniÏkircher, in HtLngarY. The public executioner has been nned <S'4 for cashing a disdainful gjance at the judge of the Supreme Court of Darmstadt. A new Japanese loan, amounting to -250,000,000, is to be raised internation&lly. It will bear interest at four per cent. The United States Consul at Calcutta advisee American ma.nufa.oturers to take advantage of the natives' boycott c'f British goods brought about by theparti-tion of Bengal. c Servia is deeply moved by th<& reported de- termination of King Edward not to allow Britain to be represented at Belgrade until the regicides are punished. The French Cabinet has been reconstructed by the transfer of M. Etienme to the Ministry of War and of M. Dubief to the Ministry of the Interior, while M. Trouillot has accepted the portfolio of Commerce. Further details are recorded of the mystery aurrounding the "West African Missionary As- sociation, which issued the summary of the re- port on the Congo administration. King Leo- pold's secretary has denied any knowledge of the source of authorship of the summary. National and Potit!ca!. The annual conference of the National Union of Conservative Associations is being held in Newcastle. At a meeting of the Grand Council of the Primrose Lea.gue confession was made of apathy in the party and the need for reorganisation. One speaker declared that Captain Wells had merely resigned because of inexperience. Mr. H. S. van Laun has d&nnitely decided not to contest SaSron Walden in the Conservative interest. Mr. Balfour, opening the new dock and piers at Seahatin Harbour, spoke in 'affectionate terms of the long personal friendship existing between himself and Lord Londonderry. The Premier's remarks are of special interest in view of Mr. Chamberlain's recent attack on the President of the Board of Education. England has obtained satisfaction from the Porte with regard to the delimitation of the Aden-Hinterland boundary, but the Aden rail- way questtion is yet to be settled. Five Conservatives, three Liberals, and two Liberal Unionists have be-en added to the Jus- tices of the Peax*e for* Leicester. Sir Henry Wiggin, Bart., formerly Liberal M.P. for EII.3t. Stanbrdshire, died suddenly at his Birmingham residence on Sunday, at the ago of eighty-one. Mr. H. F. Compton, of Minstead Manor, New ForpR't, has been chosen Conservative candidate for the New Forest Division of Hampshire. Addressing a. crowded IrMh demonstration at MotlMrweII (Lanark&hire), Mr. John Redmond s&id that Ireland wag as neglected as if it wore governed by the Sultan of Turkey or the Czar of Russia. Other Interesting Stems. Author of many of Mieo Vesta, Tilly's gop,,7,3, including "AIgy" a,nd "Brigh.ton, JJ Mr. Harry B. Norris, ille, we.ll-knowa composer, has' died in Chelllidle Asylum. A white sparrow has be<Mi seen. during the last few days in the Town Hall-park, Wood-green. The Bishop of Liverpool declared that .modern par&n'ts were too busy to care for their children. Lord Roberts opened on Saturday a. new indoor rifle range adjoining the range of the Borough of Wandsworth Rine Club at Garrett Park. Ea.rMeld. With a box of gunpowder in his breast pocket, Cecil Kernson, a farmer, was lighting his pine at the fire in the Rose and Crown Inn at Hard- wick (Norfolk), when the powder exploded, and he was seriously injured. Celebrating Guy Fawkes' Day the students at Cirencester Grammar School lit a, larg,a bon- fire and burnt various figures representing, the problems in Euclid.. It is proposed by the Street Noise Abat.em.ent Committee to bring forward a, Bill in Parlia- ment next session to give'the police power to suppress organgHnding ui the streets. By the 0 admission of wrongly-diagno&sd' patients to hospitals, the Metropolitan Asylums Board estimates that an average expenditure of £3,20D per annum is incurred. An institute, built entirely by a young men's Bible claas, was opened on 'Saturday at North- wich.
7 [ QUEEN AND UNEMPLOYJ&D.
[ QUEEN AND UNEMPLOYJ&D. I ROYAL GIFT OF, £2,01». I I appeal to aJl charitably-disposed people in the Empire, both. men and women, to assist me m alleviating the sunerin-g of the poor starving unemployed during this winter. For this nm"PoooI head the list with .63,000. All 'be sent to Earl d& Gray, 'treasurer. ALEXANDRA. This truly royal message on behalf of the unemployed may be. taken as the Queen's re- sponse to 'the plea of the women who appealed to Mr. Balfour. The Prime Minister himself in effect told the deputation that omcially he could do nothing. He was better than his word, for on Thursday last, &t the Guildhall banquet he pleaded that the benevolent should aid the work- less. Bu't while the opening of a Mansion House fund was being discussed, our Queen, not wait- ing fo.r any omcial action, wrote this letter to Earl de Grey, the treasurer of her household. Interviewed, the Earl .said he could give no information about the Queen's intentions, as he knew nothing beyond what was conveyed in the letter, which he received on Saturday. "I had no inkling of the Queen's intention," he said. "Her Majesty wrote, to me on Saturday enclos- ing her appeal and directing me to publish it, and, of cour&e, I did so immediately. But whether the Queen intended to create a separate fund or to assist the movement which has been, or is being, inaugurated in the City, I cannot say. It is sufficient for the moment that the Queen, acting upon the impulse of a- heart that always beats in sympathy with poverty and suffering, has determi'ned to do what she can to enlist the symipaithy of the charitable, and haa given them a noble lead." The Lord Mayor said he had no knowledge of whaA was intended by her Ma-jesty. A Mansion House Fund had not been opened. Following Mr. A. J. Balfour's appeal he had received a letter from Mr. G. Balfour, as President of the Local Government Board, asking him to placa a room at the disposal of a committee who de- sired to meet and discuss the question. This request he had, of course, acceded to. But if the Queen's Fund was to be a separate affair he did not see how that meetting could decide to set up a scheme which might have the appear- ance of being of a comparative character. Among the workers for the unemployed in the Eas'1-end the Queen's appeal and magnince'nt gift have been received with delight. "The news 'is, indeed, very welcome," said Mr. Crooks, "and one hopes that now that her Majesty has, with that tact and kindly feelimg which has always characterised her, headed the list, people in high places will follow her ex- ample." The Queen on Monday telegraphed to Earl da Grey, Treasurer of Her Majesty's Household, that she wishes the fund for the relief of the suffering unemployed to apply to the whole country, and not exclusively to London. Subscriptions will be re- ceived by Messrs. Coutts, bankers, on behalf of Lord de Grey, for the Queen's Fund. The pro- ceeds of next Thursday's matinee of "Twelfth Night," at His Majesty's Theatre, will be devoted to the Queen's Fund. Madame Melba has just made a gramophone record of God Save the King," accompanied by the band of the Cold- stream Guards, and has arranged that the whole of the proceeds from the sale of the record is to be given to Her Majesty's Unemployed Fund. The directors:of the Gramophone Company have at Buckingham Palace paid into the Qaeen'a Fund .S500 on account of sales.
When husband and wife disagree, as a rule neither is to blame. Perhaps the husband, over worked at business, is depressed, nervous and irritable, the wife on her side, is excitable and bodily weak. This weakness proceeds either from a disordered digestion or a general state of low health resulting from the numerous ailments of the weaker sex. Dr. Williams' Pink PlHs restore harmony in the house, for they give tone to the overwrought nerves, impart an appetite and power to digest food, and enrich and purify the Mood, while in women they give regular health and strength that is necessary for everyday worries in the home. There is new btood for men and woman in every dose of Dr. Williams' Pink Pilts—blood which produces strength and banishes disease. Read the interesting statement of Mrs. Con- stance Beacham, the wife of a well-known man in insurance circles, and living at 167, Ba!saU Heath- roa.d, Birmingham. She states: "For years I helped my husband with his work, but at last I became too ill to do so. My symptoms were faintness, flutterings of the heart, and excruciating pains in the head. My appetite left me, and even the lightest food would lie heavy on my chest, unlit life seemed a perfect misery. A doctor stated I was suffering from gastric catarrh, and about this time my nervous system was so run down that my sight was affected. Nothing seemed to remove the feeling of .depression and weakness that had come oyef me. So I grew weaker and more nervous; I was really terriued at the thought of being left alone. One day, however, my husband bought me a box of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. I I,i,g,,xn to feel better after the first few piHa, and you can imagine my husband's joy. With one box my appetite improved greatly, and the pains in the head vanished. After three boxes of the pills I fo!t as weU and as strong as ever I did in my Ufe. Ih is wonderful to think that Dr. Williams' Pink riHs eifected what jno other medicine could do." Dr. Williams' Pink Piits have cured thousands of men and women whose !iveat were rendered un- happy by illness and weakness. TheycureanaBmia, indigestion, palpitations, bile, kidney dtsease, ineiiralgii,.rheathaUsm, sciatica, St. Vitus' dance, paralysis, and loeombtor ata. Sold by most dealers, but mind you sea futi uSfe, "Dr. WiMiama'Pink Pills for Pate People," on every box. or sent direct by Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Holborn-viaduct, London, for 2s. 9d. a box, or 13s. Sd. for six boxea.
Pamphlets on the subject oT The Tmrm that smoking doea to young boys a.re -to be distributed ,among the pM-ents of the school children in Woking by the school managers. Entering at the Central Station, Liverpool, a Manchester express collided with a detached engine, and an invalid pas&angcr was removect to the hospital suffering from shock. Questioned on Chinese !abour, Mr. Brodrick, &t Guildford, offered to pay the expenses of any- one present who would go out to South Africa and do the work which the Chinese were doing in the mines there.
"WHEN I AM DEAD." I
"WHEN I AM DEAD." I When I am dead, wilt think of me and weep And sadly wish me back again with thee, Or wilt thou that I rest in peace and love In God's strong arms and slumber tranquilly, Ah! love, in spite of life or death, I'm thine For thee alone I breathe, exist, and live. Believe me when I tell thee that I love, My heart and very life to thee I give. For tho' I die, and God, He takes my soul I still sha.U wait until that day divine When as before thou'lt say, I love thee sweet," And once again thy voice shall call me thine. GLADYS EMANUEL. I
CHILDREN'S COUGHS. I A WHOLE FAMILY CURED BY VENO'S LIGHTNING COUGH CURE. Mr. A. DEXTER, Wholesale Fish Merchant Lowestoft, writes: "My children have suffered from bronchitis and bad colds at this time of the year for several years, but, thanks to VENO'a LIGHTNING COUGH CURE, they are much better and wo very seldom hear them cough now. I might also say I had my little boy &ged three years bad with Croup, but thinks to your Cough Cura he soon recovered. It is pleasant to know there is something to cure troublesome coughs and croup in children." VENO'S LIGHTNING COUGH CUBE is absolutely the most emoient remedy procurable for children's coughs. It cures whooping cough and croup rapidly, strengthens the lungs, and makes children less susceptible to -colds. Sold everywhere br hQmist8 at Ol.-d., Iflk. and 2/9. J
- THE ROYAL TOUR. I
THE ROYAL TOUR. I PRINCESS HOLDS A PURDAH. I The Prince and Princess of Wales, spent & restful Sunday. In the afterno.oo their Royal Highnesses went for a drive in a motor-car, and in the evening attended divine, service at the Cathedral. On Saturday afternoon the Prince laid the foundation-stone of the new museum at Bombay, and made a. speech, in which he emphasised the interest taken by the King and by himself in educational and artistic progress. Immense crowds witnessed the cere- mony, displaying the utmost 'enthusiasm. The Princess of Wales held a purdah reception of native ladies in the town hall. The purdah ia a native ceremony which no mere man is ever allowed' to witness under ordinary circum- stances, but, nevertheless, I was privileged to have a peep at the mysterious ritual. The town hall had been converted into & reception chamber. From the foot of the steps through the spacious apartment right to tha throne, her Royal Highness walked on pricelesa carpetings of pure gold. The walls and pillars were hung with the richest fabrics produced by the gorgeous East. Native ladies in soft flowing garments of every delicate tint of blue, pink, yellow and purple mingled with opalesque effect under the mellow radiance of innumerable 'Lamps. Amid this scene of splendour the Princess, in the simple European dress, of an English lady, sat on a. scintillating throne, an exact reproduction of the world-famous Peacock Throne, erected by the 'founder of Delhi, Emperor Shah Jehan, in the seventeenth cen- tury. Three distinct ceremonies were performed by Parsee, Hindu, and Mohammedan ladies respectively. Half-way up the steps, which were lined with exquisitely-attired! girls sprinkling Rowers, the Princess first sub- mitted herself most graciously to the, Parser Vadhavilevani, which consisted of an egg and a cocoanut being successively passed seven times round her head, and then broken on the ground, the significance of the rite being that in the seven circles of the world, believed in by the Indian, if any evil be fated to assail the person so treated, it may meet with destruction, like the egg. and the cocoanut. ALso that as the breaking of these is productive of good nourishment, so may every evil turn to good. In a. like manner wiater in a dish was taken seven times round the Princess's head, and then thrown away, the significance in this instance being a prayer that not drought but rain, as ia sign of pLenty, be the lot of the Princess. A small handful of rice wa.s next thrown over the head of the Princess, indicating the wish that h'jr Royal Highness might not only have enough iood, but such an abundance that she might be able to scatter it around her. Lastly, the lady performing the ceremonies pressed her knuckles against her own temples till the joints cracked, signifying that evil was thus cracked off the Princess. Her Royal Highness then passed to the top of the steps, where the Hindu ceremony of Arti was carried out. It consisted in holding a little tray containing burning wicks and red powder to mark the brow, -iadicatmg that as red is the prime colour of the seven colours, so is it wished that light and the brightest of brightness may abound in the life of the Princess. At the door there was the Mohammedan ceremony of Ameen, consisting of garlanding her Royal Highness and scattering round her head gold and silver-leaved a-lmonda and other nuts embleJnaiic of the wish, being that smce they yield oil so may the oil of 'peace smooth the course of her life. Ladies then handed the Princess a 'cocoanut in token of the wish that as the kernel gives food, as the nut contains water, ae the leaves provide a roof, as the coir makes furniture, and the shell cups, so may the recipient never lack food, water, shelter, and furniture. So realistic were the native ladies determined to make the ceremony that actual gold coins and real pearls were scattered around their illustrious guest. A specially interesting feature of the recep- tion was the singing of the National Ap.them in the different vernaculars. The groat event in Bombay on Monday was the laying by the Prince of Wales of the foundation stone of the new Alexandra Dock. The Prince devoted the forenoon to paying return visits to the Chiefs. In the afternoon he drove to the Dock, accompanied by the Princess. By turning a wheel the Prince lowered the stone into its pface, the band playing "God blesa the Prince of Wales." The Prince wore a grey frock- coat suit, with a grey topee, and the Princess an exceedingly pretty blue-patterned muslin dress, and a white toque, with a blue pompom. The Royal party, who was accompanied by a number of native chiefs, proceeded through densely- crowded streets to the Yacht Club, where they took tea. A ball was given at the BycuIIa Club in the evening.
!" ROUND-THE-WORLD " TOUR.I
ROUND-THE-WORLD TOUR. I Mr. Chas. J. Glidden, the American millionaire I motorist, has started upon another "round-the- world tour a-wheel. He has already encircled the globe once by motor and steamship, and has covered some 25,000 miles in his car in 24 coun- 1 tries. He has visited 8,000 towns and villages, motored within the Arctic circle, and travelled along the most southerly road in the world (in New Zealand). Mr. Glidden leaves Marseilles for India, and then begins motoring through India, Burmah, Ceylon, Siam, Cochin China, Korea, and Japan, and then on to the United States, which he expects to reach in June next year. He hopes to be back in England later on in the year. It is the finest possible way of seeing the world," he says. He ia using a 24-h.p. Napier car, and likes to do about 100 miles a day. In all his travels he has never had a breakdown of any importance, the longest delay being less than an hour. When the Fijians saw his motor- oar (the first time they had seen one) they promptly christened it The Father of all Devils!" Canni- bal Tom" (a noted Fijian, who had participated in 48 feasts) once remarked affably to Mr. Glidden You would make good eating."
DON'T EXPERIMENT WITH A COUGH. IT'S DANGEROUS. You cannot improve upoc the best Cough Remedy, KEAJING'S LOZENGES. Get a box at once from the chemist and you will find them speedy in giving relief and certain to cure. The most deli eate can take them, Sold in 13?d. tins. A largo number of British engine-drivers and niters who have been engaged to take charge of locomotives on railways iR the Argentine have left Liverpool for Buenos Ayres..i Keighley Guardians debated with some heat the price of eggs before sanctioning the mastery ,ai),D,I,ication for 440 at 3d. each. It was pointed out, however, that the board must buy eggs for the inmates when ordered by the doctors. The A&tley and TyIdesleyiCoal Company is at'out to sink new shafts bet\veen Tyidesley and Astley, to work the rich an..d extensive Arley yearns. The Clifton and KearsLey Coal Company will also open up coalfields under Astley Mce. Mr. John O'Donnell, M.P., in writing to one of his constituents in South Mayo from Kilmain- ham Gaol, says: '"I will go out unrepentant. Three months or three years will not make me love an eviction more than I do at the present moment." Mr. H. A. Leicester, who was re-elected Mayor of Worcester, was a school-fellow wiffh. Sir Edward Elgar, a.'ad thirty years ago formed one of a band of five youthful Christmas Awaits," conducted by the celebrat-ed composer, which paraded part of tiM eFty.
TURBULENT RUSSIA. w MARTIAL LAW IN POLAND. A message from St. Petersburg says the first sitting of the newly-constituted Cabinet took place on Saturday under the presidency of Count Witte. A long omcial communique has been Issued denying that the disorders in any part of the country were fomented by the Government, and promising a most careful in- quiry into the outrages against life and property, and the adoption of measures to prevent their recurrence. The Council of Ministers, says the communique, is therefore ready to execute the Imperial command to tb6 utmost of their ability, and appeals to the reasonable and thinking por- tion of the nation to assist it in its work of reform. A serious application of reforms will only be possible when the country is paci&ed and tranquil. The Government categorically declares that all the measures it has taken have been exclusively for re-establishment of order and peace. The communique concludes that the Council of Ministers, which on Saturday entered on its functions, will devote all its efforts to the realisation of the Czar's Ma.nife.sto. With the approval of M. Witte, the Minister of Justice is drafting a scheme by which Sena- torial inquiries will be made in those placea where there have been antisemitic outbreaks, the reports on the investigations being after- wards submitted to the Council of Ministers. It is announced that during the disorders at Kroonstadt the sailors on the warships in the roadstead maintained perfect discipline, readily obeying thei.r oSicera, and showing not the least inclination to joi.n the mutineers. The town is now quiet; the machine-guns have been withdrawn from the streets, and fewer soldiers are to be seen. The surrender of arms by the mutineers still continues. By order of the Minister of Marine the mutineers will be sent for a lo.ng sea voyage under special conditions. The authorities are taking vigorous measures to recover the storea pillaged during the dis- orders. The Admiralty headquarters staff states that no officer was wounded in the riots. An Imperial Ukase proclaims martial law in all the six governments of Poland. The ukase proclaiming martial law has caused great sur- prise and exasperation in Warsaw. It is seriously apprehended that this step will pro- voke worse disturbances than have already oc- curred. The, city is panic-stricken, as the rumour that the Russians are prepari.ng anti- Jewish riots is still circulating persistently. Many houses are barricaded and guarded night and day. The Jews are arming themselves with knives, revolvers, and ri6es. Owing to the general strike, the distress increa.&es from hour to hour. There is a scarcity of coal and food, and the populace are tearing down fences to uae as fuel, and are robbing the peasants who come to market. At nine o'clock on Sunday evening, in Os- trowiecka-stMet, a patrol of infantry, seeing a crowd of Jews standing in front of a house, fired a volley without any provocation, seriou&ly wounding eight men. The Governor-General of Warsaw has ordered the troops to take pos- session of all stores of coal in the town, in order to deprive the population of fuel. and compel the .strikers to return to work. Privy Councillor Elingenberg, the Governor of MohiIeN, was wounded on Sunday by two revolver bullets. fired by the wife of a municipal councillor named Czeraky. The crime was committed i.Q the Governor's reception-room, to which the as- sailant had obtained admission by assuming the nattM- of BMOMSs Meindorf. Mmo. Czeraky waa arrested. News has been received from Kishinen that on Friday night the prisoners in the gaol there r revolted en masse, demanding to be set free. On this b.ei.ng refused, they set fire to the gaoL Troops Were hurried up and opened Ure on the mutineers, of whom twenty-two were killed and many wounded. A telegram to the Petit Parisien" from St. Petersburg says:—"The town of L-obozor, in Bessarabia, has been completely destroyer by rioters. Large numbers of the inha-bitants have been killed, and the rest are without shelter." .N ——————
PELTING A PRINCE.
PELTING A PRINCE. Almost all the omcers of both the British and American squadrons were present at a ba-nqueh given in New York on Friday night in honour of Prince Louis of Battenberg by alumni of the United States Naval Aceademy. Prince Louis, replying to the toast of" The Royal Navy," spoke. highly of the United States Academy, thanked his hosts for their cordial weleom'e, and 'expressed the hope that the time would come when. King Edward and President Roose- velt would meet face to face. Prince Louis, hia staff, and a number of notabiIiH.e.s, including many prominent ladies, started by steamer for West Point on Saturday morning. Hundreds of people, among whom ladles pre- dominated, asaembLed at the pier to witness the departure of the Prince, who bowed repeatedly. He was, pelted with showers of violets. When the steamer passed down the four mile line of British and American warships each of the latter nred an admiral's salute, and thousands of British and American tars cheered. On arriving at West Point the visitors were received with all military honours.. General Mills, the superintendent, of the Academy, and th<t staff, met the visitors, who were furnished with an escort of cavalry. When the top of the hill was reached an admiral's salute was nred. The Prince reviewed the cadets and visited the building. In the course of his stay his Serene Highness witnessed a- football match between West Point and the Carlisle Indians, which re- sulted in a win for the Indians by six points to five. Prince Louis returned to New York at seven o'clock, and dined at the housa of colonel Thompson. A football match was played between a tpam from H.M. cruiser Bedford and Columbia. Uni- versity. The caval men won by four goals to one. The president of the New York Chamber of Commerce on Monday welcomed Prince Louis of Ba.tbenberg at a luncheon and reception given in his honour, at which many notabilities were pre- sent. Speaking at the lunoheojt, Prince Louis said Friendship is a mild word to express tha relations existing between Great Britain and tht United States. Since my arrival I buve had nn opportunity fully to satisfy myself on this score. One particular instance appeals to ma. At home we sing God Save the King'; here you sing 'Jod bless our Native Land,' but they are both the sau, o tune."
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it has been decided to double the number of cyclist polioem.en in Paris and increase the force to 600. Mr. Putnam Strong a.nnounc.es that be will sue his wife, Miss May Yobe, for absolute divorce, sa.ys a New York telegram.
IMISS DOUGrBTY INSANE.
I MISS DOUGrBTY INSANE. t. BROTHER ON OUR PRISON SYSTEM. Miss Florence Doughty, who was sentenced to aeven yeajs' impriaonment for shooting at a.nd wounding & solicitor named Mr. Swann, with whom she bad been on friendly terms, and htd son at the junction of South Moulton-street and Oxford-street on April 28 last, has been removed from pri&on to the Broadmoor Lunatic Asylum. After her 'arrest she endeavoured to commit suicide by poisoning herself in the cab which conveyed her to the police-station, and when the sentemoe was pronounced' at the triaJ she exclaimed! in court. "You may take my life, but you will never kill my spirit." The mewa of her mental breakdown vrils con- veyed: to the Home Office in the following letter to Messrs. Matthews and Co., solicitors, who acted for her, in reply to a petition pre- sented by them for a remission of the sentence, which was consid&ced extremely severe :— "Whitehall, November 11, 1905. "Gentlemen,-With reference to your applica- tions on behalf of Florence Doughty, I .am directed by the Secretary of State to inform you that this prisoner lias b'e&n for some time under medical observation on account of the symptoms she displayed of mental unsoundnass, and that she has now been certified insane under the Criminal Lunatics Act, 1884, and will be removed to Broadmoor Asylum, where sh.a will receive the special treatment aud attention which her maJady requires.—I am, gentlemen, your obedient servant, "C. E. TROUP." Mr. Ronald Doughty, brother of the young womaJi, in an interview on Monday, said: "I saw my sister at Aylesbury just after the con- viction, and I thought her condition at that time such that she would very shortly become insane. I 'voiced my idea in the public Press, but it seems to have availed little. Since my visit no one has been allowed to see her or to write to her. I wrote several letters,. in which I asked whether it was possible to gft permis- sion to write to her or to see her, and I was told that when I should be allowed to write to her I should receive, a letter or printed form. That maladministration of British justice which cuts a prisoner off from friends and kinsfolk is a. grievance crying out to common sense and humanity for redress. I am quite sure that, had I been allowed to see her, I could hava nlied her with hope, and so have saved her intellect."
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