Literature. I The current number of The Bystander," in its pages devoted to u Seats of the Mighty," gives a description, finely illustrated by Leonard Wi I. loughby, of "The Hendre," Lord Llangattock's Monmouthshire seat, including the oedar wood library, with its inglenook fireplace. and the greit hall and its lartre organ. The whole mansion, as is well known, abounds in Nelson relics and a host of valuable mementoes gathered from all parts. Amongst those specially notieed are Wat Tyler's boot. Queen Charlotte's harp, and a crown worn by 19y Norwegian brides.
MEETING OF THE DUMA.. I St. Petersburg, Friday. The Duma adopted the Address to the Throne early this morning. The references to the Council of State and peasant rights were made still stronger in the Address as finally approved. I
BODMIN ELECTION PETITION. I Bodmin election petition commenced to-day. I
CRICKET. I Somerset, out, 195.
Monmouthshire Compensation M Authority. I PRINCIPAL MEETING AT USK. I The pricipal meeting, pursuant to the Licensing Rules, 19 4, was held by the Compensation Authority f,)r the County of Monmouth at the Sessions House, Usk, on Wednesday, when the following members of the Licensing Committee were present:—S. C. Bosanqnet, E-q. (chairman), Sir Henry Mather-Jackson, Bart., Caotain H. E. Walters, R.N., Major G. G. Griffin, Messrs. W. P. James, Raglan T. H. Somerset, R. T. E. Davies, F. M. Humfrey, Isaac Butler, M. Mordey, G. R. E Iwards, J. Green, Dr W. E. Williams, Dr Lawrence. The licensed premises to be dealt with were 24 in number, viz: Unicorn Inn (James Rogers, licensee), and Cardiff Arms Beerhouse (William Homer), Abergavenny Coach and Horses (Jos. Jones), Blackwood; Wye House (Sarah Ann Dyment), Chepstow: Bntcherft Arm* or UpDer House (Charles Richards), Shirenewton; The Cross (Charles Rowland"), Chapel Hill; Barrel Inn (Edgar Barber), New Inn (George Bye), Monmouth Colliers' Arms (John Davies), Miners' Arms (William Roger-), Yew Tree (Mary Ann Davies). Ri-ca; Star Inn (John Price), Bush Inn (John Wayman), Prince ',f Wales Inn (Julia Pepler), Abersychan Nag's Head Inn (Geo. F. Price), Britannia Inn (John Powell), Black Horse Inn (David Addamt), Talywain; Winning Horse Inn (Arthur Dannies), Little Crown Inn (Job Edwards), JQueen (Henry Cullimore), Greyhound Inn (Thomas Lewis), Garudiffaith; Britannia Inn (H.J. Bevau), Cambrian Inn (Ebenejser Stephens), Pontypool; and Crown Inn (John Davies), Llandenny. LBGAL BUT UNDESIBABLE. I The Chairman said that before the business commenced he should like to say that it had been decided that it was legal for those who sat on licensing cases in the renewal court to take part in the proceedings there also. Personally, however, he thoughr, that those who sat in the cases below should not take part in deciding those cases there, and he thought there should be a general rule on the subject so that all might act alike, one way or another. Mr Isaac Batler said if it were legal they would not be doing wrong to act in both cases. Mr M. Mordey said that day the matter affected him only in one case, but he did not see that they sh uld have a rule which was not in operation in other places Sir Henry Mather-Jackson said he thought it would be found that the rule was adopted else- where He entirely agreed that it was undesirable that they should sit both in the renewal Court and there, because the Compensation Authority sat in the nature of a court of appeal for the re-hearing of cases. The rule not. to sit in both had. he believed, been adapted in Gloucestershire, and he hODed it would be adopted in Monmouthshire. Mr Humfrey understood that the rule would not prevent them giving their opinion, but would stop them going into the ante-room to vote 10 the decision. The Chairman said that was what he meant. It was ultimately decided to give notice of amending the rales governing the Authority to that effect. "THE CROSS," CHAPBL HILL. I This was the first case to come before the I Authority, and Mr Philip Baylis, B.L., formerly Crown agent at Tintern, and now deputy surveyor and Crown Receiver, with whom was Mr Francis Hobbs, of the Crown Offices, Monmouth, appeared to consent to the extinction of the licence, and to address the Authority on the subject of the amount of compensation. He said he was not there to wrangle over the last half-penny to be paid, but he wished to lay some facti before the Authority. The house was purchased by the Crown two years ago for E450, and it was then let at tIO a year. The price they expected to get for it without the licence was X6 or 7, which was a reduction of about L3 15s per annum. If they canitaliza that at 20 years it worked out at about £ 150. Calcula- ting upon another ba«is, acted upon in another County, viz., the b>»rrelage, the average was 56 barrels a year, which, at the generally accepted average of 10a per barrel profit gave f28 per annum, which capitalised at 8 or 10 years gave something more than the amount arrived at by the other calculation. There was a third basis of calculation—the value placed upon the property for Inland Revenue purposes—but he was not in a position to g,-) into that, and, with those remarks he would leave the matter in the hands of the Authority. The Chairman subsequently announced that they had decided ttf awird 16 55 compensation, 125 of that to go to the tenant and the remainder to the Crown. UNICOBX INK, ABERGAVENNY. I Mr Le Brasseur consented to the extinction of the licence, and submitted an agreement. He said the rent amounted to X22 a year, and the trade was about 11 barrels a week.-Referrad for com. pensation. A COMPLAINT. I Mr S. R. C. Bosanquet, who was briefed in this case by the renewal authority, in consequence of there having been no notice of consent to extinction asked that such notice should be fixed by rule to be given seven days before the principal meeting of the Authority to prevent thh, aud said he was going to aak to be allowed coets. The Clerk said there was now no rule on the subject. Mr Micklethwaite raised a similar point subsequently. BRITANNIA INN, PONTYPOOL, I Mr Le Brassenr pointed out that this beerhouse wai rented at £40 per year. The barrrelage was about four a week. in addition to which there was a mineral water trade, and in this case it had been arranged that the tenant should take one-tenth of the compensation. However, it would be more convenient, if, in fixiug the amount, of comoenea- tion, they would look at the freehold and leasehold interest as one thing, and the tenant as another, and take them separately to save trouble in apportioning the compensation, having regard to the differentiation in the status of the tenant and others. The agreement was handed in. CAMBRIAN INN, PONTYPOOL. I Mr Le Brasseur, in this case, said that although they had no agreement, they were not going to oppose the refusal of the licence. Mr W. H. V. Bythway. for the tenant, con- firmed what Mr Le Brasseur had said, and stated that they were not going to offer any evidence. Mr A. E. Boweu said that he was in several cases which were in a similar position. There was no opposition as to the renewal of the licences, but there was an absence of an agreement as to com- pensation. Sir Henry Mather-Jackson The agreement ought to be before the Court at this meeting. There was some argument on this point, difficulties being pointed out, and Mr Bythway said in cases of copyhold the Lord of the Manor claimed consideration, so that at the time they could not present an agreement. JUSTICES' CLERK8* COSTS. Mr Micklethwaite referred to extra work done by clerks to magistrates iu certain cases, and asked for consideration of the question of au increased maximum fee for preparing cases. QUBIIN INN, GABNBIFFAITH. In this case Mr Lyndon Cooper, who appeared on behalf of the owners and tenant, said he was prepared to submit an agreemet,t naming a particular amount which they thought sh aid be paid for the refusal of the licence of this house. Mr John Young, auctioneer and valuer, Newport, said he had inspected the premises, and made a valuation. The premises belonged to Nirs Daudo, a widow, and were held on a lease for 21 years from December, 1901, by the Bristol United Breweries Co., and for that lease they paid X200, with Elti per year rent. They let the house to the present tenant, Cullimore, at X22 per annum. The average trade was 31 barrels per week, in addition 2 to which there was a trade on bottled beers and mineral wateri. He estimated the brewers' profit upon these beers at 12s 6d per barrel, not. taking into account the bottled beers or mineral water. That would amount to 43s 9d per week, F..r th 16 years to run in their lease, a total of 91,975 would accrue as the result of the sale of beer. and, valuing that at 10 years purchase, he got the sum of t: I, 1911u8, which, wit h 1166 15s, the proportion to be allowed for the unexpired proportion of the lease brought his total valuation £1,354 5a. He estimated the value of the house without the licence at from E300 to L350. In reply to the Bench he admitted that he had included two cottages adjoining in the valuation because they were let with the house. Sir Henry Mather-Jackson daid their value would have to be deducted. CBOWN INN, LLANDENNY. Mr Corner consented to this house being referred to the uthority for compensation. There was no agreement. Tlig PIONEER HOTEL, YNYSDDC. Mr Corner referred to the proposed Pioneer Hotel for Ynysddu, to which the licence of the Coach and Horses, Blackwood, was to be transferred. The Chairman said that as the Renewal Authority would not cousent to the variation of the monopoly value to an increased amount, the licence would not be granted. The licence of the Coach and Horses, however, was renewed. CARDIFF ARMS, ABEBGAVBNNY. I In this case police evidence wall to the effect that but little trade was done in the house, which was tied. and that that little came from the loafing class. The accommodation was limited, and there were no stables.-Mr Bosanquet was for the Licensing Justices. Mr Corner for those interested in the licence called witnesses, including Mr B. J. Francis, architect and surveyor, who produced plans which had been prepared, and which provided for the pulling down of a cottage for the purpose of making a way to the rear which would be turned into a stable, &c. Sir Henry Mather-Jackson said if that were done it would be of great benefit to the town. In the result the licence was renewed without conditions, but in the hope that the suggested improvement would be effected. BUTCHERS' ARMS, SHIRENEWTON. In consequence of the illness of Mr Corner, and the determination of the Bench to proceed with the business that night, Mr Lyndon C,oper, solicitor, Newport, was permitted to act for the licensee in this case, and was subsequently corn. plimented by the Chairman for its conduct. Mr Micklcthwaite was for the Chepstow Licensing Justices. Evidence was given that the house was an old one which had been transferred six times during the past teu years, and there were too many housea in the village. The landlord's evidence was to the effect that one of the other houses was also a grocer's shop, and his house was the only one on the road for nine miles. If the licence were renewed, the owner. Mr H. L. P. Lowe had promised that it should be a free one after the brewers' lease lapsed in September. The licence was refused, and the house referred for compensation. COLLIERS' ADMI, RISCA. There was an appeal against the licence of this house being referred to the Compensation Author- ity. Mr Micklethwaite appeared for the Newport County Licensing Justices, and Mr J. Corner for the tenant and owners. Mr Micklethwaite said that the house was an ante-1869 one, and wits structurally unfit for the purpose for which it was called. Mr Corner objected that the magistrates had no power to refer ante-1869 houses to the Compensa- tion Authority on the ground of structural unfit- ness. The Chairman said he thought the authority had power to deal with the matter, and in reply to Mr Corner declined to state a case. John W. Hunt, surveyor, Newport, spoke to examining the premises, and said they were not fit to be used as a public-house. Supt Porter said that, in his opinion, the licence was not required for the locality. Within an area of 400 yards there was a population of 1,115 and ten public-houses, thus giving one house for every 111 people. Sergt Taylor, Risca, said that he had visited the Colliers' Arms on eight occasions at different times and had only found 31 persons on the premises. Mr Corner submitted that the case had not been made out. The house bad been Wf ll conducted, and he thought it was very rough that Messrs Hancock fhould have five houses objected to in the same district. John Swalwell, architect. Newport, said there was very little the matter with the house, which was properly suited for the trade of the neighbour- hood. Alfred E, Meador, surveyor. Westminster, who ba. had a very large experience in fuifeying licensed houses, said that the house, doing the t. ade it was, was quite sufficient for the purpose. Walter Farr, Messrs Hancock's accouniant at Risca, said that in three years 400 barrels had been supplied to the house. The trade bad diminished owing to the strike, and the religious movement had also affected it. John Davies, tenant of the house for eight years, said he made a good living there, and took £10 to S12 a week. Charles Webster, Thomas West, and Elijah Coles, users of the house for many years, con- sidered it was necessary. The Chairman said that in this case they had decided to grant the licence. THURSDAY. ) S. C. Bosanquet, Esq., presided, and there were also on the Bench: 8ir Henry Mather-Jacknon, Bart., Sir Arthur W Mackworth, Bart., Captain H. E. Walters, R.N., R. Rickards, E q., and F. M. Humfrey, Esq. I BRITANNIA INN, TALYWAIN. I Mr Micklethwaite appeared for the Pontypool Licensing Justices, and Mr J. Corner for those interested in the house. Mr Corner pointed out that the notice of objec- tion to the renewal of the licence was on the ground of redundancy, but in the Court below evidence only ae to structural matters was given. The Chairman said they had to go into the question of the comparative merits of the different houses—all being affected by the question of redundancy—and decide whether that was the house to go. Alfred John Martin, surveyor, of Teddington, who had been engaged by the Pontypool Justices to report on that and other houses in the district, gave details of structural deficiencies, and said the place was little more than a cottage which would not to-day ba granted a licence if it were required. In cross-examination he admitted that it com- pared favourably, structurally, to the Railway Inn, yet the licence of the latter had been renewed. P.O. Vaughan, Garudiffaith, Sergt Jones, Aber- sychau, and Supt James, Pontypool, gave it as their opinion that the house was not required. William H. V. Bythway, solicitor, Pontypool, and clerk to the Abersychan U.D.O., said the house was the property of Messrs Westlake, whe had surrendered one house in the same ward and others elsewhere in the district voluntarily. The district was an increasing one, and this house was the only oue on the main road to the Varteg. In cros--e,xaminatioti witness said that Mesir,4 West- lake might own or lease 50 houses in the district, including Blaenavou. He had always hold the view that it was better to have driuking spread over a district than concentrated in large houses. He thought that, considering the licences already taken away, there were not now too many in the district. Evan Dowell, from the office of the Brewery Compauy, stated that he had extracted from the books the f-tet that the total receipts from the house for three years were X744 14s lid for beer and £10 9s 3d for mineral waters. The barrel- age was 153 in 1903, and 150 and 127 in the two succeeding years. Mr W. H. Pitten, auctioneer and valuer, gave evidence to the effect that the house was required. John Jones, collier, of the British, said the Britannia was the nearest house to him. He had seen the house packed on Saturday nights. It was a well-conducted house and nccessary for the working people of the place. J. H. Young, auctioneer and valuer, said he considered the premises suitable' for the business of the district. In the result the licence was refused and the case referied for compensation. LITTLE CBOWN INN, GABNDIFFAITH. I Mr S. R. C. Bosanquet was for the Pontypool Licensing Justices and Mr Coiner in opposition. Mr Bosanquet said the house was leased to Messrs Westlake, and was let to Job Edwards, a collier, at X14 a year. It was one of the smallest and worst of many within a very limited area. Alfred John Martin said there would be no inconvenienoe if the licenoe were taken away. The house was very old and shaky, and the accommoda- tion inferior to that of other houses. P.C. Vaughan, P.S. Jones, and Supt. James said the house was not required, and gave particulars as to the trade done there. On the other side, Evan Dowell atid that for the three years ending 30th Sept. the beer bill amounted to X619 10s. 7d, and there was £ 37 log. 9<1 for min- erals. Barralage-128, 135, 123, respectively. Thomas W. Lloyd said the house waS the meeting place of the lacal Branch of the Miners' Federation, and was required. John James gave similar evidence in respect of another organization. Wm. Coles, builder, said the house was substan- tially built, and Parkinson Chapman and Wm. H. Pitten also de- fended the house. The Chairman announced that. as it had not been shown it was not wanted, the licence would be granted. GREYHOUND, GARNDIFFAITH. I Mr Bosanquet appeared for the Justices, and Mr Micklethwaite for the Ashton Gate Brewery Co., &c. Mr Martin gave the house structurally a bad name, aud the police evidence was of a similar nature to that given in the previous case. Mr Micklethwaite said the business had steadily improved notwithstanding influences which had affected other properties in the district. The Brewery Company had spent no less than £ 42 recently on improving the property. Thomas Lewis said be had been landlord for nearly nine years and worked as a collier under. ground, but he intended to devote himself to the business entirely. He took about XS a week. He WAS only tied to the brewers for draught beer. He spent S40 on minerals last year. He paid' X12 a year rent. William Ellis, agent for the Brewery Company, said he had had orders for beer to the amount of X242 lis gross, and £218 vett, during the year, which probably meant a turnover of £ 410 retail. That worked out at three barrels a week. In the result the Authority refused the licence. All the other licences were referred for com. pensation by consent. 1-
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B's IltRSMGlOV- I Undenominationalism versus Denuiniiiittionntism. UNT>EN"0WIN" \TION" \LISM TO BE NOW ESTABLISHED AND ENDOWED. MB DENOMINATIO,($' DISABILITIES BILI. I A BBAND-NBW RBI-IGION SUB8IDIZBD. I F BT SIR ALFRED MOLOHBY, K.C.M.G.] I In the Western Mail of the 19th January last, appeared a short article from me on the observance of relisious rich's in the Schools of some of our Colonies, and containing a forecast of the probable amendment of the existing Education Code for England and Wales. I then ventured to advance that voluntary or nm-provided schools would be expropriated on "reasonable terms," with the «ltitna*'e object of substituting for them Godless ,c.entres. Mr Birrell's Education Bill was formally introduced into the House of Commons on the 9th April, and its text became public property two days later. „ Under the Bill in its present form. "proyided" or B.,ard School-* will remain as they are with regard to Local Authorities, management, personnel, education religioua (such as it i.), and Aecular which will oontinue to be impar'ed by their teachers, servants of the general rate And tax payers. So much in favour of the much.abused Code of 1902; its network is only to be enlarged it would seem so aa to catch or kill voluntary school-. Odd as it m-ty appear now, the Balfour Code is found sufficiently satisfactory for B-ard Schools; it only requires greater elasticity and additional inducements so as to :force into the fold of 11 Undeuominationalism 11 gullible "non Board" Schools, or effect their disappearance. In the educational and religi,us struggle once more to be renewed, its amendment. is to be confined to the support of Undenomina. tionalism against Denominationalism Is the end of 1907 to reflee- the grndual death of voluntary schools ? On and after the let January, 1908, no school shall be recognized as a public elemen'ary school unless it is provided by the local Educa. tional Authority. Any school not so recognized cannot participate in the rates and taxes: all are to be pooled for Undonominationaliam." The existing dual system of having Board and Volun- tary choollt will end; B)ard Schools must mon. opolize the field. One uniform system under public control and management will then be established. Belicious instruction as now aroognised and appreciated in voluntary sohool* will di-appedr. Teachers of the Board School religious brand need have no belief. At the arbirrary will and discretion of the local Authority, BXTRAS are to be tolerated for two mornings a week outside of school hours on special payment, by way of a blind or bribe to effect school transfers to the Board, as a part concession to parents of their standing rights to have their children religiously moulded and brought up as they think fit, rights up to the present held sacred, inviolable and inalie table. Those extras are classified under" ordinary h and "extended" facilities for special religious instruction as distinct from the cut and dried non- compulsory syllabus representing the only religious instruction to be imparted in Board ScbooI.. by their teachers who may be Buddhist imobarnmedotn. Agnostic, Atheist, or anything else). The local Authorities may or may not all)w teachers in acquired Rehools to impart such special instruction, but it will not be comoulsory on the latter to under. take it. and they will have to be paid for the work. Clauses 4 and 5 prescribing such facilities are obviously objectionable in principle as well as misleading as to the matter of the protection of denominational interests which they pretend to safeguard. Experience has demonstrated that the operation of the conscience clause has in the past proved unpalatable and impracticable, yet the larce of its inclusion in the Bill, as a sop to religious scruples, con'inues. In the consideration of Mr Birrell's Bill, it is to be recognised that. numerically, the strongest political section of the present House of Commons is represented by Nonconformists who will go solid to effect their purpose, and whose aim and object are to have their turn now of being 41 established and "endowed," for what elle -means the annual supplementary grant to public elementary schools of one million pounds, as well as free and purely secular education paid for and controlled by the State? The remnant of the party to which they belong will have to fall into line. The dog wags his tail because the tail cauuot wag the dog. The "whole-hoggers" are not satisfied, only gratified, with Mr Birrell's first instalment towards the wholesale reform con- templated it only means the thin edge of the wedge, the advance guard of the main body of destruction, the invasion of Denominationalism by Nonconformity on the instalment or hire system. According to the latest statistics of the Board of Education, the religious or voluntary, educational centres aggregate 14,019, as compared with 6,H.) irreligious Board Schools; the children in the former totaling 3,042,505 as against 2,946,511 in the latter. What a grand and attractive prospect for increasing the existing Halls of Nonconformity or Undenominationalism which is what existing provided schools amount to How many country schools exist in populous centres of less than 5,000 souls, which are ignored by the Bill, it would be instructive to ascertain without monetary aid they will disappear, The appointment of mauagers for all schools is Tested solely in the Local Authorities. The present trustees of Voluntary Schools are to be legally disqualified for such positions in future, and thereby those centres will be deprived of the direct personal supervision and all-important influence that pastors and their staff have uninterruptedly exercised over the seoular and religious education of their children. This "pariah-like" treatment will mean the wholesale effacement of those most responsible for and interested in the question. To Wales, which is entirely Radical and Norconformist, will fall the honour of sampling its Party's policy by beginning the first innings of Rome Rult in the form of an independent Education Council for the Principality, and next, proceeding by way of instalment, the homeopathic treatment prescribed for the Opposition, with the disestablish- ment of that sectiou of the Church of England embraced in Wales. Such object lessons admit of realisation, and are capable of extension by the arbitrary exercise of brute force. The minority is to suffer for its weakness. The present party of retrenchment cannot face the amount. requisite to build new Board Schools in place of existing voluntary ones, or to take them -over on valuation. Expropriation of the latter is to be of a partial, not wholesale, character with total disregard of their existing debts it is to be Another instance of the instalment system by the payment of occupation rent for thirty-five hours a -week. The use of the buildings by their owners is -to be tolerated-for the remaining eighty-five hours of the school days-chiefly night time, as -well as on Saturday and Sunday. Fine piece of property that is of mine," said the Irishman gazing at anot her's estate, if I could only get the rightful owner out of the way." The voluntary schools are offered a choice between proselytism and extincti in, so it will become a question for aerious consideration to be clear as to what will be the length of leases offered that computation may ba practicable a- to their present marketable value with the object of having realised, if allowable, what may be necessary to meet the outstanding financial liabilities on such schools. In the case of voluntary schools not taking advantage of the new code. the local Authority can commandeer 'he for a period, without payment, to meet their convenience u* to secure sufficiency of accommodation for the proselytes. But is finality in any Education Code possible, or will it for ever be tinkered with and continue as a game of battledore and shuttlecock between political parties, making, as this Bill in its present form is likely to effect^ confusion more confounded, injustice more unjust r If. however, it bo seriously entertained to get absolute State control over similar edncation in all elementary echoolg paid for by the public, which ie intelligible and to respect religious scruples, why not extend to them permanently, and not temporarily, the provision under Clause 10, 1,0 the effect that the local education authority shall permit the religious instruction given in schools to be of the same character as that previously Riven. and shall also permit the teachers in such schools to give that instruction as part of their duties which they are fully prepared to continue; if such an arrange- ment be deemed right and proper for a year, why not for an indefinite period ? The provisions as to endowments and the compulsory admission, at the will of the Local Authority, of students of any or no Church to Denominational Training Colleges and allied ittatitations-priv.Ate property-are further step. ping stones towards the expropriation and eventual secularization of such ceii tree -another instance of the instalment system of confiscation. Coming events cast their shadows before." Cefntilla Court, Llandenny, Mon., 30th April, 1906.
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I FIRE IN EAST LONDON. I I TERRIBLE LOSS OF LIFE. I The Central News says a disastrous fire broke out in a dwelling house at 14, Channelsea Road. Burford Road, Stratford, shortly before six o'clock this morning. It spread with alarming rapidity, and though the tire engines were quickly on the scene, the house was then a mass of flame, and in a short time the place was gutted. The firemen brought out from the wreckage six bodies, three being those of children. The disaster has horrified all East London. [Later.] The house was occupied by two families, number. ing 15 altogether. Only one of those living on the first floor escaped. The names of the six victims are Mrs Hennell. aged 58, Mr Hennell, her s'n, Mrs Hennell, daughter-in-law, Daisy Hennell, aged 10, Annie Hennell, aged S, Millie Hennell, aged 5. [Later]. In the East End fire, Mra Hennell, after arousing her eldest boy, returned to rescue the other children, and was found dead with the youngest child clasped in her arms.
TORPEDO BOAT CAPSIZES. I A torpedo boat. No. 56, capsized during last night off Port Said, and seven bluejackets were drowned. [Later]. The Admiralty confirms the loss of torpedo boat No. 66, off Port Said, but has no details beyond Central News message.
WANTED FOR EXTRADITION. I New York, Friday. In the case of Henry Tewkesbury, wanted for extradition to England, the jury yesterday dis- agreed, and a new trial was ordered.
SUEZ CANAL BLOCKED. I The Suez Canal has been blocked by the stranding of the steamship Morocco, of Glasgow. I
SAILING SHIP BURNED AT SEA. I The sailing ship, Pitcairn Island, has been burned at sea. Some of the crew are missing.
THE WEATHER. I Warmer weather predicted. I