OUR LONDON LETTER. It is understood that we do not necessarily identify ourselves with our correspondent's opinions. Great sympathy will "0 out to the Duchess -of Connaught on the sad loss which she has sustained by the death of her mother, the "widowed Princess Frederick Charles of Prussia, who expired quite suddenly from heart failure. The Princess, who was a Princess of Anhalt, was born in 1837, and was married in 1854 to Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia, the bril- liant soldier who was known as tthe Red Prince in the campaign of 1870-71. Among the children of the marriage were Princess Louisa Margaret, married in 1860 to the Duke of Connaught, Prince Frederick Leopold of Prussia, Princess Elizabeth, who was married -in 1857 to the present Grand Duke of Olden- burg, and who died in 1895, and Princess Marie, who was married first to Prince Henry of the Netherlands and secondly to Prince Albert of Sachsen-Altenburg, and who died in 1888. Princess Frederick Charles, who was noted for her beauty and graceful carriage, had lived in comparative retirement since the death of her husband, but was well known to the people of Berlin, who never failed to salute her as she drove through the capital. Dublin is hoping for another Royal visit next year, when, if all goes well, the King will visit that city to open the International Ex- hibition, which is now being prepared in Her- bert Park, the gift of the Earl of Pembroke, which will be thrown open when the exhibition is over. This will be Dublin's third exhibition, the first, which was inspired by that in Hyde Park, having been held in 1853, and it was visited by Queen Victoria and the Prince Con- soilz,, who were accompanied by the young Prince of Wales. In 1861, an exhibition was organised by the Royal Dublin Society, and in z-, Y, the summer of that year the King was at the Curragh of Kildare undergoing the ordinary military training of an officer. He lived in a wooden hut and shared all the inconveniences of life in a training camp. It was while he was iatt the Curragh that he visited the exhibition. Later in the year the Queen and Prince Con- sort went over to see the exhibition and to visit the Prince of Wales at the Curragh, where they saw him go through a sham battle in a desperate rainstorm. Lady Warwick has been protesting against the publication of her letter excusing her for non-attendance at a meeting at Birmingham. She cannot think, she says, that it is the cus- tom in the Midland towns for secretaries of associations to tamper with correspondence, and awaits some explanation from the Trades Council. The Countess, too, has written another letter which has been made public. A writer on a London paper expressed the opinion that the world was getting a little tired of her vagaries, and remarked, If Lady War- wick is wise, she will keep very quiet for some time to come." But her ladyship has no inten- tion of keeping quiet. She has written to the editor of the paper that. she is booked for meetings now up till March, 1907, and that she does not intend to stop working until every working man's child is fed. Afterwards, will come secular education in all State-supported schools, the raising of the school age and a -nat.ional system of maintenance scholarships available for every child." Trade unionists are seeing to the accomplishment of this pro- gramme, and Lady Warwick is glad that the small assistance a woman can render lies in its service to the children. Now her ladyship has a little sorrow. Her favourite Pekinese spaniel, Wee Ju, is lost in London, and a re- ward of £10 is offered. Wee Ju only weighs 51b., so that a dog-stealer could have put it in his pocket. With -the approach of the date of the wed- ding of H.R.H. Princess Ena and King Alfonso, the papers—or, rather, the ladies' pages of them-have been full of the most elaborate descriptions of the many wonderful dresses which have been made for the bride, and now it is the turn of hats to be described— and also to be photographed. Large picture models have been the Princess's choice, and pale pink and blue are her favourite colours. Witlh some of the hats boas have been I ordered, one of the latter being a stole made of pink chiffon studded with little pink roses, while a parasol en suite of the most delicate pink shade is going to Madrid. There are several black hats, one of which is made of Leghorn, and is bound at the edge of the brim with black velvet. 1. Swathed round it is a white ostrich feather that actually measures forty-two inches in length,, and beneath the brim one pink rose, the Alphonse XIII., is placed. Huge feathers are evidently quite in fashion this season, for I read in the Society columns that at Kempton Park on Saturday a lady wore a hat which created quite a sensation. It was in blue, and had a huge shaded feather, which was so long that it reached over her shoulder and came right down to her waist. Great preparations are being made in Madrid for the wedding, and, as at the time of the Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee in London, the occupiers of houses which have window;, over- looking the line of route hope to reap a golden harvest. All itihe balconies along the r'üme which will be traversed by the Royal procession on the wedding day have been let. On the Calle de Alcala a grand stand with 300 seats will be reserved for English visitors, who will pay JS5 for each place. Fabulous prices are being asked by the hotel proprietors for rooms. An English family has taken a private hotel for ten days, paying £ 1,000. King Alfonso will meet Princess Ena at the frontier when she makes her entry into Spain, and this event will be accompanied by imposing ceremonies. Some of the Spanish newspapers state that Princess Henry of Battenberg will not be present at the wedding ceremony, and, though no official an- nouncement has yet been made, it is hardly likely that H.R.H. will be absent. A tremen- dous conflict is going on over the distribution of seats in the tribunes for the battle of :flowers. There will be 300 places, but applica- tions have been received for 5,000. The price for the seats had been fixed at, 200 pesetas each, tout- offers of 5,000 pesetas have been sent in. Now there ,s an idea of solving the difficulty by putting the seaits up to auction. The latest fad in the way of cures for women, and one which it is said Society women are adopting, is the silence cure." To go through this nervous patients are recom- mended to set apaiiz, one hour in the day, during which they are not to utter a single word. Beauty specialists, as well as medical men, are advocating this treatment to the woman who aspires to look young at fifty. It i8 well known that the woman with nerves talks twice as quickly as her more phlegmatic sister," said a nerve specialist. If nervous women can be induced to hold their tongues, and allow not only the body but the brain to rest for an hour a day., we shall hear less about neuralgia and nervous breakdown." S. J.
FROM INDIA BY BICYCLE. I Lieutenant G. M. Routh, an officer in the Royal Artillery h,ae arrived at Dover from Osiend, having made a remarkable bicycle ride from India, across Central Asia and Europe, on his bicycle. He carried' his travelling out- fit in two large receptacles. Among other articles he carried a tent, with a light pole, strapped to his machine, and a large, specially-constructed, leather water-bottle in front of the handlebars. The bicycle and •luggage weighed one and a half hundredweight, and the cyclometer indicated 6,500 miles.
Charlie (about to go a sea trip) How de- lightful it will be to tlead the bounding billow and inhale the invigorating oxygen of the sea, the- sea, the boundless sea. I long to see it! to breathe in great draughts of life-giving air I I shall want to stand every moment with my mouth wide open-" Gertie: You 11 probably will. In fact, most ocean travellers do." "Do you ride a bicycle ?" asked the first youth. "Well, I don'it know what I would be exactly justified in claiming that," replied the other, "but now and then I have a wrestling platch with one of them."
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Mr. Whitelaw Reid', the American Ambassa- dor, presiding at the 116th anniversary dinner of the Royal Literary Fund at the Hotel Metro- pole, said that in America broken-down brick- layers were better provided for than broken- down men of letters. New York physicians are prescribing fast spins on motor-cars before retiring to bed as curter for insomnia. Bound from Hamburg to Accra, the Eldet Dempster steamship Ancobra has foundered while crossing the bar at Axim, on the West Coast of Africa. The American Army Signalling .ha3 r, been taking photographs of the San Francisco ruins from balloons in order to obtain a coIIl" plete panoramic view of the dùJaoter.
The diemand for Essex-made cement for San JTraneieco is so heavy that the manufacturers cannot guarantee delivery of fresh orders until the end of July. The difficulty is accentuated lby the fact that the cement must be in casks, which the coopers cannot produce fast enough. Mre. Martha Baylies, late of the Northwick Arms., Worcester, and now of 22, St. John's- JrOadJ Upper Holloway, N., has just attained fcer 100th birfthday. She is very well.
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TREASURES FOR THE NATION. 1 A valuable collection of armour and works of art, said to be worth E280,000, has been be- queathed to the British nation by the late Mr. Stibbert, of Florence, who also devised a sum of £ 32,000 to cover the upkeep. Mr. Stibbert was the owner of a large and richly furnished villa at Florence, and among the contents was a fine collection of horse and knight's armour, which he left for the benefit 0 and instruction of his fellow-countrymen. Ac. cording to Italian law, art treasures are not allowed to be taken out of the country, and it is possible that the treasures may have to be left permanently in the villa, unless the Italian Government waive or modify their rights. It is suggested that the collection should be open to the public in Florence, undter the charge of a British curator.
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A judgment debtor at the Southwark County Court was described as a "gentleman who attends raoes." "That is no proof of means," the judge said). "A gentleman who attends races generally loses money rather than makes it." The rifle range near Kidderminster, which is used for the annual competition of the Worces- tershire Rifle Associations and also by the Volunteers, has been declared unsafe, and shooting will not take place there again until alterations have been made- IF THERE'S TROUBLE IN THE KITCHEN, THERE'S WORRY IN THE HOUSE. Then don't have trouble, but see that your Cook has plenty of Keating's Powder and uses it. Sprinkle it on the floor at night, and sweep up the dead Beetles in the morning. Sold everywhere. Tins only, 3d., 6d.. and Is. Bellows ffull) 9d. At Folk-stone a man was fined ClO and costs for ,having landed a dog in contravention of the Dog Order. A similar case has not been before the Bench for three years. Rabies are extinct in England; and only by imported dogs can the disease 'be spread. Benjamin Isaacs, charged with stealing cycles at Hastings, appeared to the Secretary of State to have all the chargesi against him dealt with at those sessions. Four times convicted of steal- ing motors and ordinary cycles, there were two charges now pending and four others to be brought. The Recorder gave him IS months' imprisonment. A man who gave the name of John Delarey, and who had described himself ae a son of the Boer general, was oommitt.ed for trial at Mountmellick, Queens County, on a charge of false pretences. He was identified, however, aa a gunner who had been discharged from the Royal Field Artillery as "not likely to become an efficient soldier." The laziness of Fred Portch-an able-bodied pauper, ordered 14 days' hard labour at Maryle- bone for refusing to work-is hard to beat. When, at his own request, he was given a pair of trousers with two buttons off, and was sup- plied' with needle and thread to sew the buttons on, foe refused them, saying he preferred to wait until he. could get pair of trousers with all the lbuttms, on.
I TWO JOCKEYS KILLED. I Two more fatal accidents on a steeplechase course occurred on Monday. Mr. H. 1-1. Fitt was so badly injured by the falling of Doochary in the Selling Hurdle Race at Wye that he died three hours afterwards. His mount rolled over him, breaking three of his ribs, and causing concussion of the brain. It is stated that he was to be married next month. I. Mr. J. Hands was riding Blue Beard in the Westminster Handicap Hurdle Race at South- well, when the horse fell at the last hurdle, and Mr. Hands sustained concussion of the brain, a broken jaw, and injuries to his hip. l He was taken to the Nottingham Hospital, where he died in the evening.
WOMEN ON STRIKE. I A strike of 700 women employed at the York. street flax spinning mill at Belfast compelled hundreds of other employees to desist, and the work of the mill practically came to a stand- still. The operatives asked for an advance of wages to the amount of one shilling a week, the pre- sent wage being 9s. 6d. As the employers have not refused, th-a demand, the strike is regarded as premature, and the women were unable to persuade oithers to join them. The employers stated that there would be no difficulty in ob- taining enough new hands to fill the strikers' places.
I CANADA AND THE KING. I The Toronto Provincial Legislature was pro- rogued on Monday. The Speech from the Throne referred to the Federal Parliament's invitation to the King and Queen to visit Canada, which, it was declared, would be enthusiastically seconded by the whole people. The speech also mentioned the visit of Prince Arthur of Connaught, which, it said, had been received with every evidence of loyalty and devotion to the Crown on the part of the people of Ontario, adding that individually the Prince had made s very favourable impression on all who came intc contact with him.
FOR THE FAR EAST. I Sir John Jordan, late British Minister to Korea, will, it is stated, be appointed to suc- ceed Sir Ernest Satow, British Minister to China, at the conclusion of the latter's term of office. Sir John Newell Jordan, who only returned from the Far East a few weeks ago, is 54 years of age, and has been in the diplo- matic service for more than 30 years. He became a Student-Interpreter in China in 1876, and filled various posts in the country as COD- SIR J. N. JORDAN. sul and a member of the staff of the Pekin Legation until 1896, when he was appointed Consul-General to Korea. In 1898 he became Charge d'Affaires at Seoul, and was promoted to be Minister in 1901. Sir John Jordan, who was made a K.C.M.G. in 1904, is a eon of Mr. John Jordan, of Balloo, Bangor, and married in 1885 Annie, daughter of Dr. Cromie, J.P., of Clough, Co. Down, Ireland.
A DEAD DIPLOMAT. After being ill for a very long time, Lord Currie, the distinguished diplomat, died at his seat at Hanley, Bkckwater, Hants, in his 72nd year. A eon of Mr. Raikes Currie, at one time M.P. for Northampton, Philip Henry Wode- house Currie, was born on Odtober 13, 1834, and at the age of 20 entered the Foreign Office, where he spent the greater part of his career, a,nd was probably the most brilliant clerk ever known, winning a great reputation as a coder and decoder of cypher messages. He accom- panied Lord Salisbury to Constantinople and LORD CURRIE. I Berlin, and was, for two years his secretary at the Foreign Office, being Assistant Under-Secre- tary until, in 1893, ha went to Constantinople as Ambassador. In 1898 he transferred to Rome, where he remained until he was forced to retire by ill-health four years ago He married, in 1894, Mrs. Singleton, who, under the name of Violet Fane, was widely known as an authoress and poet. She died last year, at which time Lord Currie was also lying danger- ously ill.
RUSSIAN DUMA OPENED. The Tsar in person on Thursday morning opened the meeting of the Duma at the Wintei Palace in St. Petersburg. Extreme precau- tions were taken to secure his Majesty's safety, and, though there were very few people in thE streets, there was an immense assemblage ol troops. On entering the hall in the Palace where the Deputies were assembled the Tsar addressee them in a speech, in which he said Divine Pro. vidence had laid on him the care of the welfare of the Fatherland, and had moved him to sum. mon representatives elected by his people t( co-operate in the work of framing laws. He welcomed the newly-elected Assembly, and ex- pressed his belief that the ardent wishes of the dear native land would inspire and unite them He, for his part, would unswervingly upkold the institutions he had granted. The Duma must realise that for the welfare of the State not only liberty, but also order was necessary. His Majesty expressed a fervent hope that he might see his people happy, be able to be queath to his son a firmly-established, well. ordered, and enlightened State, and that thai day might prove the rejuvenation of Russia's moral outlook and the reincarnation of her besi powers. The Duma was then formally opened bj Senator Frisch, Secretary of State, and Pro- fessor Mouromtseff, of Moscow, was elected president. The sitting was adjourned till Saturday. King Edward, according to the "Petit Parisien," has sent a long telegram to the Czar after the opening of the Duma, in which he con- gratulated him upon his happy initiative, and upon his wise remarks from the Throne To this telegram the Czar sent a speedy reply. Diplomatists are inclined to look upon the inci- dent as something more than a mere interchange of courtesies. It is generally believed that the friendly feelings awakened by the attitude of Russia, both at Algeciras and in the dispute with Turkey, will pave the way for official action having an important bearing on the peace of the world.
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TORPEDO ADRIFT. A strange submarine object was seen floating into Porfc Glasgow harbour, and boats being put off, it was discovered to be a fully equipped torpedo, sixteen feet long, with a propeller at one end. Consideraible alarm was felt as to whether the torpedo was loaded, and it was carefully towed into mid-harbour, where it was berthed. Some days ago a notice appeared in Port Glasgow Custom House offering a reward for the recovery of a missing torpedo.
Elizabeth Morgan, a woman of eighty, was knoaked down by a motor-car in Cardiff, and died of shock a few hours later. When the accident occurred the old woman, who was slightly deaf, was crossing the street. Arriving from Cardiff at New York a cargo steamship reports passing several huge icebergs in the Atlantic, indicating the early break-up of the Northern floes. Two children, aged thirteen and twelve, have been sentenced to a year's imprisonment at Breslau, Germa/ny, for playfully throwing stones beneath an electric tramcax, causing it to leave the line. Lord Strathoona, giving evidence before the Parliamentary Committee on the Butter Trade, sibated that Canadian butter was frequently manipulated after importation into this country and sold as English.
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I ROYAL THANKSGIVING. < A special thanksgiving service for the 8f1,f:e return of the Prince and Princess of Wales from India was held on Sunday morning at Westminster Abbey. The King and nearly all the members of the Royal Family in residence in London attended, but there was no pomp or ceremony, the service being characterised by its extreme simplicity and solemnity. The only indication of regal authority was the pre- sence in the Abbey of 250 officers, bluejackets, and marines of the battleship Renown, in which the Prince and Princess of Wales made their voyage, and of their escort the Terrible. The King, who drove to the Abbey in a closed carriage, sat immediately on the right of the Dean's stall. The Prince and Princess of Wales were on his Majesty's right; the children of their Royal Highnesses sat next to them; and the other members of the Royal Family were in a pew in front of the stalls occupied by the King and the Prince and Princess. A modified form of morning .service was used. The opening psalm was that beginning "Give the King Thy judgments. 0 God; and Thy righteousness unto the King's son," and the first hymn was "Eternal Father, strong to save." At the conclusion of the prayer for the Royal Family, a special collect of thanksgiving was recited, while in the prayer for all sorts and conditions of men, reference was made to the "Prince and Princess of Wales, who desire now to offer their special thanksgiving for their safe return from India." The hymns "Jesu, lover of my Boul" and "Now thank we all our God" were sung, and the Dean of Westminster preached, taking liis text from St. Luke, chapter 22, verse 27: — "For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that eerveth? Is not he that sitteth at meat? But I am among you as he that serveth." After the hymn "Now thank we all our God" had been sung, a collection was taken on behalf of naval and military charities, and realised £ 139. The service concluded with the singing if "God save the King." I THE QUEEN IN SPAIN. I The Queen landed at Malaga on Saturday evening. Accompanied by her suite, her Majesty visited the town, and returned on board the yacht at seven o'clock. Queen Alexandra went on Sunday on a visit to Granada, returning to Malaga in the evening. The Royal yacht goes on to Gibraltar, where it ie believed her Majesty will make a short stay.
MAIDSTONE PETITION. Some amusing episodes have occurred during the hearing of the Maidstone Election petition, I an, before Mr. Justices Grantham and Lawrence. Sir Francis Evans in petitioning against the return of Viscount Castlereagh, eldest son of the Marquis of Londonderry, as Unionist mem- ber, thereby no fewer than 97 allegations of bribery, illegal voting, etc. The judges were surprised when an octogenarian gardener, named John Tyman proceeded to take off his grey coat and appeared in his. shirt sleeves. "I am not taking off my coat to fight," he explained, but because I want to put on the coat I was wearing on polling-day." Where- upon he thrust the grey garment on one side, put on a black coat, and proceeded wiith his narrative. His story was that Councillor Lyle asked him how he was going to vote. "I s,aid I don't know, he continued. Hosaid 'Vote for Lord Castlereagh,' I said I think not.' He took his right hand out of his .trousers poc- ket and showed me half a sovereign. My eye- sight is very good. I said, No, I shall not take it.' He tri.ed to force it into this coat pocket, but I would not fcake it, as I didn't want to go up there (pointing to the adjaocent prison) at my age." It turned out in cross-examination that Tyman did not have a vote at ail. "You'd tetter go back to your garden and dtwocto your energies in digging it up," Mr. Justice Grantham ad- vised him, and the old man left the Court talk- ing loudly andi gesticulating wildly. A man named Russell, who attended on an order issued by the judges, gave incoherent answers, and excused himself by saying, I have been so much bothered by both sides that I haven't known whether I was on my head or my heels." Then he declared that he knew nothing about his written statement that Mr. Tomlin, a pawnbroker, said he would do the best he could for me if I would vote for Lord Castle- reagh. Having evaded various questions, Russell bent forward on the ledge of the witness- box, and in a confidential tone., -,coss-examined Mr. Roskin, K.C. Now," he began, supposing you were out of work and anybody came and gave you a shil- ling, it would be a bit of help to you, wouldn't it?" It certainly would," replied Mr. Roskill. And suppose anybody came forward and did a little kindness for you, you wouldn't forget it, would you now? I think not." Therefore, if anybody does an act of kind- ness for me, I like to give them back kindness. Do you agree with that, Mr. Rosktll?" Cer- tainly," Mr. Roskill answered, and then he asked Russell, May I ask if you have a feeling of gratitude to Mr. Tomlin?' Yes," Russell admitted. "And that's why you won't tell us mOl'ie?" "That's right," said' Russell, cheerily. "I am not (this with some warmth) going to bring any- body into this. No! I would rather suffer my- self. "He vi dlefying us!" Mr. exclaimed, whereupon Mr. Justice Grantham told Russell to tell the truth, "whether it hurts anybody or not." But the man's answers continued; to be so unsatisfactory that counsel asked him to leave the box. A witness named Webb caused some sensa- tion by swearing that he had placed his signa- ture to a document without knowing its con- tents. The document, which was read, stated that Webb had seen joints of meat to which reference had been made, delivered from a cart. Webb now said, "I neither saw the meat nor the cart." Sir Robert Finlay addressed their lordships on behalf of the respondent, and commented upon th character of the evidence, which he alleged had characterised a purely speculative under- taking on the part of the petitioner. Viscount Castlereagh and Mr. Edward Hills, chairman of the local Conservative party, were called, and some sharp passages of arms took place between the witnesses, the Bench, and members of the Bar.
OUR GERMAN VISITORS. I The German municipal representatives whc are now visiting London assembled on Monday morning at De Keyser's Royal Hotel and were welcomed by Lord Lyvedoii on behalf of the British Committee for the Study of Foreign Municipal Institutions. They afterwards drove to the City, visited the Guildhall, and were en- I tertained at luncheon by the Master and War- dens of the Mercers' Company. In the afternoon the visitors drove in the West- end. and then returned to the Royal Hotel, where, in the evening, they were entertained at a banquet over which Lord Avebury presided. Mr. Haldane, Secretary for War, speaking in German, proposed the. toast of The German Emperor and Empress, and in the course of nis remarks maintained that there was no occasion for hostile rivalry between the two countries. The Ober-Biirgermeister of Berlin responded. Among other speakers were Sir John Gorst, Dr. von Meister, and the chief Burgomasters of Dresden and Cologne. During the proceedings it was intimated that the King had telegrapiied a cordial acknowledgment of a message ad- dressed to his Majesty on behalf of the visitors.
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