I TWIXT'L OVE AND DUT Y. 'TWIXT LOVE AND DUTY. The real charge against the constable is that he harboured, comforted, and assisted his sweetheart, with the knowledge that she had committed a robbery. He is not the ideal con- stable we re.d of in novels; he sacrificed his duty to his affection, and remained loyal to the girl he had loved." This, in brief, was the speech for the defence, I uttered by Mr. Elliott at Newington Sessions, where Police-constable William Bartlett, aged twenty-one, and stationed at Brixton, and Edith Crane, a nineteen-year-old servant girl were tried together on the charge of breaking into Dr. Wall's house in Palace-road, Norwood, and stealing X40 worth of jewellery. The robbery took place on Boxing Day, while tha house was locked up and the family away. The girl (who was employed there, but had gone away early in the morning) was seen during the afternoon to enter the house through a window, and soon afterwards she was seen in the com- pany of a man whom a witness declared to be Bartlett. For a long time the girl could not be traced, but it was stated that Bartlett knew where she was. At length, however, she went to her parents' house in Berkshire, and was at once arrested. She pleaded guilty, and implicated Bartlett.. The accused policeman did not give evidence. His counsel stated, tlaafc he went to South Africa at seventeen, and served with the Yeomanry during the war. The jury found Bartlett guilty of receiving the stolen property and of having harboured the girl, but they strongly recommended him to mercy because of his youth and previous good character. We think," ob- served a juryman, that he acted in a way which in other circumstances would have been considered honourable. We feel he suffered from the girl's statement." A sentence of six months in the second divi- sion was passed on Bartlett, but as the jury had recommended him to mercy the chairman sa,id it would not carry hard labour with it. The girl was bound over to come up for judgment if called upon.
I COUNTESS AND MAID. Marie Pothier sued her late mistress, the Countess of Tankerville, in Westminster County- court for ClO 4s., wages in lieu of notice and money expended for medical attention. Plaintiff, a French maid, said she was engaged last November, and went, with her mistress to her seat in Northumberland. While there she complained of having to go out in the station cart without a rug, but got no sympathy. On one occasion Lady Tankerville said, H You are not dead," and witness replied, No, but I am very ill." Lady Tankerville remarked, You had better go, then," and she said she was wil- ling to go, taking that as a dismissal, and ex- pecting to be paid in lieu of notice. Medical evidence was given that the girl had influenza, and was not in a fit state to travel. Producing her own Testament with which to be sworn, the Countess said the girl was angry be- cause she had to ride with the coachman. Judge Woodfall said he found for defendant with regret. It was established, however, that the plaintiff was ill, and she was treated with lamentable lack of consideration. For wages earned he gave judgemnt for plaintiff for 37s. 6d., with costs.
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Mr. Joseph Mayson, a solicitor, of Carlisle, died at Pee] from injuries received in a cycling accident caused by trying to avoid a fowl which darted across the road. A cab-driver who sued for damages for per- sonal injury, at the Southwark County Court, declared that he could still earn 22 10s. per week despite the competition of motor vehicles. Next year will be the 700th anniversary of the granting of the charter to Liverpool by King John, and Councillor Joseph has written to the Lord Mayor suggesting the calling of a public meeting to arrange for a pageant similar to that. at Warwick. Mr. Joseph Zeitlin, of Brooklyn, New York, who has just celebrated his 101st birthday, ad- vises all who wish to become centenarians to drink plenty of good wine, beer, and whisky, not to think too much, to smoke all they want to" and never to worry.
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i DISASTERS AT SEA. I The s.s. King Cadwallon, 3,275 tons register, from Barry for Naples, struck an outlying rock of the Scilly Isles, called Hard Lewis, during a dense fog at five o'clock on Sunday morning. A farmer of St. Mary's, named Owen Legge, heard the vessel's signals of distress, and with his sons put to sea m a small boat and ascer- tained the whereabouts of the King Cadwallon. She had her fore compartment full of water, but the crew stood by their ship. The King Cadwallon belongs to the King Line, Ltd., of Glasgow, of which Messrs. Philipps, Philipps, and Co. are the managers. She was built in 1900 by Messrs. A. Bodger and Co., of Glasgow. During the fog on Saturday night, between Beachy Head and the Sovereign Lightship, the Allan liner Hibernian, of Glasgow, outward bound from London, collided with the steamer Warnow, from Swansea to Kronstadt, with patent fuel. The latter received extensive damage to the bows and fore peak, and had to jettison some of her cargo to lighten her bows. Later she anchored in the Admiralty Harbour at Dover. The Hibernian, whose starboard side was reported to be badly damaged, put back to London. The Cereda, of Cardiff, went ashore at Lundy early on Sunday morning. A dense fog pre- vailed at the time, but the sea was smooth. The Cereda backed off with the rising tide, and proceeded up Channel to Barry with bows damaged and fore compartments filled with water. Great damage has been caused to the Shet- land Fishing Fleet, which numbers about 1,500 boats from all parts of the kingdom. The Yar- mouth steam drifter 21 foundered on Friday evening, the crew being rescued with great difficulty by the Lowestoft steamer Result. Five men, forming part of the crew of the Swedish fishing smack Koriquest, were drowned. They were. in a small boat fishing when the gale arose. The skipper of the Banff boat Useful was washed overboard and drowned. Three or four large fishing boats were wrecked, the crew of one boat being rescued from the rocks out- side Lerwick Harbour with great difficulty. Considerable damage was done to netting, spars, and sails, and the hulls of many of the fishin-, boats were damaged. Three Orkney, boats have been missing since Thursday.
I WOMAN'S STRANGE DEATH. A singular anatomical demonstration was given in court at the resumed inquiry into the mysterious circumstances attending the death of Ann Powell, aged sixty-nine, at Alford (Lines). The woman, who had lived alone, was found dead in her house with terrible bounds in the head, apparently inflicted with an axe which was found in the room. Mrs. Powell, so members of the family related, suffered from delusions. Dr. Dale who made a post-mortem examina- tion, expressed the opinion that the wound could not have been self-inflicted. The doctor pro- duced a human skull and also the identical por- tion of Mrs. Powell's skull, which, with the hatchet, was passed round for the jury's inspec- tion. The jurymen endeavoured to place the hatchet in such a position on their own heads as would inflict a wound in the same direction as that sustained by Mrs. Powell, but they were unsuccessful. Police-Superintendent Spofforth produced a book on the subject of dying Christian martyrs, and read the following extract from a page at wh:ch he found the book open: "For this cause I was sent that I should suffer this fire for Christ's sake. This grim fire I fear not. My soul shall sup with my Saviour Christ this night." The officer said his opinion" was that Mrs. Powell, after inflicting the fatal wound with the axe, managed to struggle into a kneeling posi- tion, her idea being to represent a dying martyr. Another witness stated that Mrs. Powell had told-her a week before that she thought she was going wild, and that she would prefer dying a martyr's death. A verdict that the wound was self-inflicted during temporary insanity was returned, and the jury expressed appreciation of the careful nature of the medical evidence.
I BOY AND GIRL MARRIAGE. Joseph Hopp, a young man living at 4, St. James's-place, Notting-hill, was summoned at West London by his wife, Ada Hopp, who sought a separation on the ground of desertion. The wife, a girl of sixteen, said she had only been married ten months. Her husband, whose age she gave as twenty-one, left her three weeks ago, telling her he did not mean to live with her. The Defendant: That's right. I can't live with her. The magistrate granted Mrs. Hopp a separa- tion with 10s. a week alimony.
KEATING'S POWDER KILLS FLEAS, FLIES, MOTHS, AND BEETLES. Also Bugs, Ants, Mosquitos, and Nits in Children's hair. Harmless to anything but Insects. Sold every- where. None genuine without the signature, Thomas Keating, Chemist, London. In Tins only., 3d., 6d., and Is. Bellows (full) 9d. Edith Mary Wood, the two-year-old daughter of a tramway superintendent at Tottenham, swallowed a button hook several inches long. The hook was removed after an operation, but the child died. A new system of automatic railway signalling between the signal-box and the cab of the locomotive has been tried with success near 0 Stoke-on-Trent on the lines of the North Staf- fordshire Railway Company.
I THE KING'S PRIZE WINNER. I 4-0 The competition for the King's Prize was con- cluded at Bisley on Saturday. The fortunate winner is Captain R. Ffrancon Davies, of the 1st Middlesex Volunteers-the Victoria and St. Gèorgê'sRides-who beat Trooper W. Craster, of Rhodesia, by one point. For three years Captain Davies, who is secre- tary of the North London Rifle Club, has been forging ahead in the Bisley competitions, and his success was hailed with delight by Bisley veterans as well as by his fellow marksmen from the metropolis. This is the third occasion on which the King's Prize has come to the 1st Middlesex. Lieut. Warren won it in 1887, and Sergt. Pixley in 1862. The contest between Captain Davies and Trooper Craster was very close. When Captain Davies finished with 324 there were others left who had a chance of equalling him. Trooper Craster, for instance, had two shots in reserve, and if he had scored a bull" with each he would tie with the captain. But with the first of them he 6ecured only an "inner, and though the second was a bull it left him a point be- hind his rival. The highest scorers in the King's Prize competition were — Winner of his Majesty the King's Prize, N.R.A. Gold Medal, Gold Badge, and C250. Ttl. Captain R. Ff. Davies, 1st Middx. V.R.C. 324 Winner of N.R.A. Badge and £60. Trooper W. Craster, Rhodesia 323 Winner of N.R.A. Badge and £40. Sergt. W. Tatlow, 2nd V.B. Gloucester 320 Winner of N.R.A. Badge and £ 30. Private Paige, 13th Middlesex 318 Winner of N.R.A. Badge and £ 20. Sergt. G. P. Gorton, 2nd V.B. Gloucester 318 The scores in the Lords v. Commons match were: Lords, 370; Commons, 352, the Duke of Wellington being easily top with 63. The match for the St. George's Challenge Vase and Dragon Cup was brought to a conclu- sion in the morning. The winner of V. Dragon Cup, Gold Cross, and Y.30, was Lieui. Colonel G. A. Wilson, 2nd V.B. Liverpool; th. Silver Cross and C25 went to L.-Cpl. T. H. Kerr, 1st Dumb.; while the Bronze Cross and Y.20 was taken by Q.M.-Sgt. G. Wilkinson, 4th V.B. Liverpool. Another item in Saturday's programme was the second stage in Lord Roberts's match for snap-shooting teams, which was won by the 3rd Coldstream Guards, the 12th Middlesex V.R.C being second, and the 4th King's Royal Rifles third. The Yeomanry Inter-Regimental Cup was won by the Ayrshire Imperial Yeomanry with 266 points; the Gloucester Hussars Imperial Yeo- manry were second with 260 points, and the Hertfordshire Imperial Yeomanry third with 258 points. The mounted scouts' prizes were won in the appended order 1st, North Somerset Imperial Yeomanry, 121 jnarks 2nd, 18th Hussars, 114 marks 3rd, 5th Lancers, 107 marks.
I ELECTRIC TRAM MISHAPS. Several persons were injured in a collision between electric tramcars at West Ham OD. Saturday. A car crowded with workmen going to the docks met an empty car near Prince Regent's-lane, where there is a loop line leading to a single track. The empty car failed to stop on the loop, and though the drivers applied the brakes promptly a collision was inevitable. Jeremiah Simmons, 61, a passenger, sustained a broken leg, and Edward Norman and Edward Attreed were severely bruised. Although the front ends of the cars were smashed, the driver of the full car escaped without injury, and the other driver was injured only slightly about the head. An electric tramcar ran into a motor-omnibus at Shepherd's-bush-green on Sunday. The omnibus, which was proceeding along the tram- way, stopped suddenly owing to the failure of the engine. A tramcar following close behind was going with such headway that a collision could not be avoided. The staircase of the omnibus was completely wrecked, and the out- side passengers could not alight until another omnibus ran alongside, when they climbed over the handrail.
I FOREST FOR THE PUBLIC. I Hainault Forest, once the hunting ground of the Kings and Queens of England, was dedicated to the public on Saturday by Earl Carrington. The forest has been acquired at a cost of 921,830, of which £ 10,000 was contributed by the London County Council. Its acquisition was due mainly to the efforts of Mr. E. North Buxton, the verderer. The L.C.C. hope to provide golf links and a lake in the forest.
I A CONVICTION QUASHED. The conviction for shoplifting against Mme. Eugénie FougSre Girod and her husband, Albert Girod, at the Clerkenwell Sessions, was quashed on Saturday by the Court for the Consideration of Crown Cases Reserved. Mme. Girod, who is the well-known music-hall artist, Eugenie Fougere, was tried for the theft of certain articles from Messrs. Dickins and Jones. There were also several other charges against her, and it was the improper admission of evidence regarding one of these charges that caused the conviction to be quashed.
What is your christian name?" asked Deputy Coroner Guthrie of a woman who ap- peared as a witness at Shoreditch Court. Pemmela," was the reply. The Coroner: I ex- pect you mean Pamela. Where did you get it from?—Out of a novel. Father had so many children that he didn't know what to have them named. The coroner: Ran short of names, eh? -Yes. At the first International pruids' Conference at Hull some hundreds will be clothed in Druidical robes and beards. The programme will conclude with American, German, and Eng- lish national songs. 0 One of the crew of the steamer Britannia developed plague before the vessel arrived at I Adelaide on her homeward voyage. The patient and thirteen passengers were landed and placed in quarantine.
"MR. AUSTEN'S IVEDDING. The marriage of Miss Ivy Dundas and Mr. Austen Chamberlain, M.P., drew a great crowd to St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, on Saturday. For some hours before the time fixed for the ceremony many had 'taken up positions near the door, but the police arrangements were perfect. The floral decorations were on a lavish scale. The officiating clergy were the bride's two uncles, the Rev. C. Dundas, Arch- deacon of Dorset, and the Rev. T. J. Rider, Rural Dean of Salop, assisted by Canon Hensley Henson, of St. Margaret's. Mr. Neville Cham- berlain acted as his brother's best man. Colonel Dundas gave his daughter away. She wore a princess robe of white satin, veiled in tulle, draped across the figure and finished with a tulle rosette and ends, on which a cluster and trail of orange blossoms and myrtle were fas- tened. The brocade Court train was open to show the waist, and knotted at the arms, round which the material was carried to form epau- lettes, and a tulle veil fell over a tiara of orange blossoms. The bridesmaids were Miss Margaret Dundas, the bride's sister, Miss Ida and Miss Hilda Chamberlain, the bridegroom's sisters, Miss Constance Rider, the bride's cousin, Miss Dorothy and Miss Margaret Codrington, Miss Barbara Jones, andTVIiss Violet Hargreaves. Their Directoire gowns were immensely ad- mired, and the pale colours blended beautifully. The skirts were all similar, but the coats were in different shades-two pink, two mauve, two blue, and two green. The bridegroom gave the bridesmaids crystal pendants, with initials in diamonds, and white wands, surmounted by bunches of red rambler MR. AND MRS. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN. I roses and asparagus fern, tied with streamers of 1 different coloured ribbon mixed with silver. The bride's train was held by the bridegroom's niece, Miss Hilda Richards, and Master Sidney Hargreaves. Mr. Joseph Chamberlain was, owing to illness, unable to be present. The hymn, "Oh, Perfect Love," and the an- them, "How lovely are Thy dwellings," were beautifully rendered, and after the ceremony Mrs. Dundas held a reception at Queen Anne's Mansions, and later the bride and bridegroom left for Camilla Lacey-lent by Mr. and Mrs. Leverton Harris-interesting as being the cot- tage in which Fanny Burney wrote her novel, Camil-la." The list of wedding presents was a long one, and included several sent by members of the Royal family. The King's present was a silver inkstand, with his cipher and inscription, The Right Hon. Austen Chamberlain on his mar- riage, from Edward R. and I., July 21, 1906." The Queen sent the bridegroom a turquoise and diamond pin, and the Prince and Princess of Wales's gift sleeve-links, with their ciphei^ "M. and G." beneath a crown. Mr. Joseph ham- berlain presented his son with a very substan- tial c'heque, while Mrs. Chamberlain has given her stepson a p?a,rl pin. Ootonel and Mrs. Dun- das presented their daughter with a red tor- toiseshell set mounted in gold, also a George III. silver tea-caddy and a cheque, while to their future son-in-law they gave a gold cigar- ette case. Mr. Nevi'lle Chamberlain presented to the couple a piano and to the bricle a diamond and star sapphire pendant. The Misses Cham- berlain gave Miss Dundas some magnificent point d' Angleterre lace. From Mrs. Endicott, mother of Mrs. Cham- berlain, came silver-gilt dessert knives, spoons, and forks. The Duchess of Devonshire sent a gold cup and Mr. and Miss Balfour a very hand- some old silver bowl. Lord and Lady Lans- downe'e gift was a two-fold gilt mounted screen, with panels of crimson satin embroidered in gold, Lord Curzon's is a tiger skin, the animal having been shot by himself in India, and Lord Londonderry's pearl sleeve-links and buttons. The Duke and Duchess of Sutherland gave a pair of jardinieres, and Lord and Lady Iveagh a coffee-pot. Lord and* Lady Salisbury pre- sented a very fine writing-table, while the Unionist Whips of the House of Commons clubbed together for a large silver cigar-box with their autographs engraved on it. Lord and Lady Rothschild presented to Mr. Chamber- lain with sleeve-links, and the Speaker and Mrs. Lowther sent an inlaid table with a glass top.
I LADY CURZON'S FUNERAL. The body of Lady Curzon of Kedleston was laid to rest on Monday in the little churchyard adjoining Kedleston Hall, where generations of the Curzon family have been buried. In accordance with the express desire of Lord Curzon the funeral was of the simplest cha- racter, and only parishioners of Kedleston were admitted to the church. The coffin was carried from the marble en- trance hall to the grave by eight of the oldest retainers of Lord Scarsdale. It was imme- diately followed by Lord Curzon and Mrs. Leiter, Lord Scarsdale, the Earl and Countess of Suffolk, Colonel Colin Campbell, the Hon. A. and Mrs. Curzon, Mrs. Macmichael, Lady Miller, Mr. Francis Curzon, Mr. and Mrs. Asheton Curzon, Miss Elinor Curzon, Mr. H. and Mrs. Waller, Mr. Senhouse, Mr. George Hill Trevor, Mr. William Curzon, and Mr. Cecil Paget. The service was conducted by Bishop Well- don, the Dean of Manchester. Among the floral tributes was a beautiful cross of white lilies and choice exotics from the Queen bear- ing the inscription, in her Majesty's own writ- ing: "With deepest sympathy and regret from Alexandra. Simultaneously with the burial at Kedleston a memorial service was held at St. Margaret's, Westminster. The King was represented by Earl Granville, the Queen by Earl Howe. the Prince and Princess of Wales by Colonel Sir William Carrington, and the Duke and Duchess of Connaught by Major Murray.
I COLLISION IN A FOG. During a dense fog in the Bristol Channel j on Monday the Swansea steamer Abermaed ran into the schooner William Keith, of Car- 1 narvon, off the Smalls. The schooner was cut in two, and her master, Finch, of Arklow, and James Murphy, of Wexford, a seaman, were drowned. A dense fog overhung the English Channel all day. The coast pleasure steamers did not run, and the cross-Channel boats were all late. The Union liner Roman, bound from Antwerp to Montreal, was in collision with the steamer Talis, which sank almost immediately. The crew and passengers were rescued by the Roman, which was seriously damaged, and put into Southampton.
The American financier, Mr. E. H. Harri- man, has paid his chauffeur .£100 to cease smoking, and so preserve his nerves, regard- ing the payment as in the nature of life insur- ance. Mrs. Betty Brookes, who worked in the coal mines at Edgefield, Walkden, near Manchester, eighty-five years ago, has just celebrated her ninety-third birthday.
GOOD FOR WOOL. I An old sheep-keeper says that good fat sheep never lose their wool. Wool is lost through lice, ticks, or scab, due to a mite, and none of these insects can endure fat. A poor sheep is always their feeding ground.
RATS IN FARM BUILDINGS. I There is no doubt that most of the trouble from rats and mice comes from the faulty con- struction of farm buildings, and the careless habits of many farmers in allowing accumula- tions of rubbish under which the rats can har- bour. On the farm, the first thing should be to build or renew the outbuildings so that there ,will be no place for the rats to hide, and no ,.way for them to get into the corn crib and gran- aries. Then keep some good cats, and do not have them stray anywhere but about the barns. Never feed them in the dwelling, but always let them have milk in the barn, and they will stay there. Maltese cats are large and strong enough to fight the largest rat, and are generally good hunters. Keep mainly female cats to raise new broods, for they hunt more vigorously when they have young to keep. Do not try to poison rats, as you will be sure to make a nuisance about the place, and one dead rat is worse on the place than a dozen live ones." If con- stant watchfulness and cleanliness are observed, the rats will never increase to a dangerous de- gree, and the cats will be able to keep them in check.
CHICKEN REARING. Haymaking is now general, and the meadows are getting clear. It is now that the farmer has an advantage over all other poultry rearers in that he possesses absolutely fresh ground for his chickens, and he should avail himself of this opportunity as soon as the hay is carted from the first field. Experience has taught us that the newly-mown meadow acts as a sort of tonic to the chickens; the perfectly fresh ground, the abundance of insect life act as a stimulant and cause a rapid growth that does not seem to be obtained by any other means. Chicken about the size of pigeons that have left their mothers should be placed in portable houses at various points in the field (says the "Agricultural Gazette") and for a few days they will require little or no food; in fact, if no food1 is given them it is an advantage, as they acquire the foraging habit and range widely, but one meal daily is certainly sufficient; if there are no streams or ponds, water should be placed in sheltered positions. The houses should be frequently moved, and the feeding grounds constantly changed. It is well to remember that the bigger chickens grow, the greater the ac- commodation necessary, and houses that con- tain plenty of room to-day will be quite inade- quate in a month's time. Ample ventilation must be secured, for sturdy, robust chickens cannot be produced if the air is foul and over- heated. The cockerels should be separated from the pullets as early aa possible both sexes grow beter? when kept apart.
THE BROOD SOW. The point that the brood sow should not be allowed to get too fat has been urged, and very s been urge d and very properly, for it is sound breeding sense that too high condition during the period of gestation is 'unfavourable to good litters, ,and too high feed- ing during the suckling period is bad for the health of the pigs. Still it is possible to create a wrong impression even in urging a truth. It ifi just as necessary to avoid allowing the brood sow to get poor as it is to prevent her from grating too fat, .and it is not unlikely that caution against the latter error has sometimes been pressedso far as to cause some to err on the other side. The reason that the caution against fat is so often necessary is in part due to the fact that the improved breeds fatten very easily there is a tendency, too, to feed a. little too high in making preparations for sale, because, in the ;eves of many, fat llide6 a multitude of defects and often makes an animal look better than it is. While, therefore, not a word in regard to the warnings against excesive fat is to be. taken back, the opposite mistake should not be fallen into either before or after farrowing.
I LIBERAL FEEDING. The building up of the frames of a, good litter of pigs takes lots of food, and the feeding should be liberal, though of nor-fattemng foods, all through the period of gestation except towards the last, when it is well to reduce it somewhat to avoid trouble at farrowing time. So, after farrowing the feeding should be light at first, but1 in the course of ten days it should be gradually brought to a generous quantity, still avoiding fattening and fever-making feed-stuffs. The call 1 that a lusty litter of pigs makes upon a sow's resources is a heavy one, and good feeding is necessary to meet the strain. The best test is the condition of the sow. She cannot fatten on the amount of food she ought to have while suckling a litter, but she ought not to be allowed to run down, either. If it becomes evident that this is going to happen in spite of liberal feeding, for the sake of the dam's future usefulness the pigs should have subsidiary feed, even when very young, in order to relieve her of the strain.
—— BUTTERMILK FOR SWINE. Buttermilk, if handled at once, is one of the very best feeds for swine. The mild lactic acid at churning time, or shortly after, probably im- proves buttermilk as a feed for pigs, for only a little of the sugar is broken up to form the acid. The lactic acid in the milk renders it palatable, ,and seems to have a favourable action on the digestive tract.
THE HAY CROP. Local storms of rain have refreshed many pafts of the country. There was still hay in places which was caught by sudden downfalls, i>ut the benefit of the rain to the root crops and pastures, and to corn crops also where it was not heavy enough to lay them badly, far outweighs any damage done to the hay. There, has seldom been a season in which a larger proportion of the bay crop has been well made and stacked than that of this year, and none, it may be assumed, has been entirely spoilt for feeding. Late spring ,corn has ben benefitted by the storms; but in many districts the downfall was sufficient to get down to the roots of potatoes..
HORSES' FEET. L In a state of nature a horse's feet are thoroughly soaked with water, and thoroughly dried out almost every day, and it is possible to keep a horse's feet in a sound and healthy condi- tion throughout life, even when he is used every day on city pavements, by following Nature's scheme of thoroughly soaking them with water every night, and then allowing them to dry out every day, says" Farm Life. This can be best accomplished by saturating a "woollen or felt swab with water, and strapping it right around the hoof, and leaving it there for five or six hours at a time. Washing the feet with a sponge once a day is not enough. The feet then have too much time to dry out. When a horse goes lame in a tendon the breakdown can be traced di- rectly to contracted feet in a majority of cases.
While playing mcket on Wandsworth-com- mon, Herbert A. Cuddington, aged 11, the son 2nOU 'Civil Servi" clerk was struck on the head wi. t£ h a ball. He died next day from compres- 6ioa of the bram set up by the injury. A ver- eion o0f AccIdental death" was returned at the inquest. The French Court of Correctional Appeal Ixas confirmed the sentence of one year's im- prisonment passed by the Court of First In- stance upon the Nationalist Jaluzot, formerly managing director of "Le Pnntemps," but has reduced the fine of 3,000 francs to one of 25 francs.
I STRYCHNINE FOR SWEETS. An inquest was held at Wandsworth on Satur- day on Eileen Ada Hill, 18 months old, who was poisoned by tablets containing strychnine, which she had mistaken for sweets. The child's father said that the, tablets were purchased six years ago by his wife, and were kept in a cupboard in his bedroom. So far as he knew none of them had ever been used, and he supposed that they were perfectly harmless. A servant said' the child was left alone in the bedroom, and a few minutes later she found her sucking one of the tablets. The child because very ill, and died in less than an hour. A representative of the manufacturers said the tablets were sold in large quantities, and the word "Poison" was stamped on the label in small red letters. He was asked why the word was not made more prominent, and he said it was because the manufacturers did not wish to alarm the public. There was also a notification that the tablets should be taken as directed by a doctor. The coroner said a very real danger had been revealed by this case. The Government reaped such a great revenue from the sale of patent medicines, however, that he was afraid the Chancetllor of the Exchequer would be alarmed if the jury interfered too much in such matters. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death," and expressed the opinion that the label on the bottle did not sufficiently indicate the danger.
I DEATH OF A BISHOP. 1 Dr. Gott, Bishop of Truro, died at his palace at Trenython, Cornwall. He was working at his desk, when he was seized with heart failure, became unconscious, and never rallied. The Bishop had a serious illness several months ago from which he was beginning to recover, when the shock of his wife's death checked his convalescence, but it was his intention to resume his duties in the diocese this week. Dr. Gott was born in 1830. He filled appoint- ments at Yarmouth, Leeds, and Worcester before his elevation to the bishopric of Truro in 1891. He was the author of several books dealing with various phases of parish life.
I FATAL FALL FROM A TRAIN. A woman named Mary Finch, the wife of an auctioneer of Uxbridge, was killed near Acton by falling from a train while travelling from Padding- ton to Cowley with her husband. When the train was nearing Acton the door of the compartment opened, and Mrs. Finch fell out on the line. She was found dead and terribly mutilated at the foot of the wall supporting the embankment, against which she had been thrown by the impetus of the train.
I THE BRAND OF BRANDS. From a report in the Daily Chronicle on a surprise visit to Messrs. Brand's factory, there can be no doubt the meat and poultry used by this firm are of the finest quality, and the condition of these really fiygienie works is simply superlative. There is no question that Brand's spiced and corned beef, tongues, galatines, potted meats in tins or glasses are the acme of preserved foods. The term A 1" not only applies to their sauce, but to everything with the Brand of Brand's.
I THE "LAND GRABBERS." There was jubilation in the Manchester land grabbers camp on Thursday morning at the news that a second colony, under the auspices of the Manchester and Salford Joint Unemployed Com- mittee, had 'been successfully established in the Higher Broughton district of Salford. About eleven o'clock on Wednesday night ten men strolled on to a six acre plot of land known as the Clowes Estate, in ones and twos. With them on hancDcarts came a canvas tent, tools, cooking utensils, and a box containing food, while Mr. Arthur Smith, the organiser of the Levenehulme camp, superintended the entire operations. By midnight the new camp was regularly estab- lished-, just in time to avoid a heavy downpour of rain. Among the earliest visitors next morning was Mr. Joseph Bury, agent of the estate, who de- manded their immediate departure. The men listened to what he had to say, but when he had gone continued cutting up the turf with the object of preparing the land for vegetables. A little before noon Mr. Bury reappeared, accom- panied by Chief Constable Hallam, of Salford, and a strong body of labourers. The tent was taken up and flung into the roadway. An appeal to the crowd,by Mr. Smith for help in resistance drew not a single response, and presently the men themselves had to follow their tent. Mr. Smith made three futile attempts to return to the "camp." He was ignominiously ejected each time, and on the third occasion the poliae arrested him, but released him in the next street with a caution.
At a Portsmouth court-martial, Arthur Henry Bassett, artificer engineer, of the destroyer Hunter, was found guilty of drunkenness. He was ordered to be dismissed from his ship, and to lose six months' seniority. James Bailey, 15, and Thomas Lowry Scott, 30, who jumped into the water fully dressed and tried to rescue him, were drowned in a lough near Enniskillen, co. Fermanagh. The bodies were recovered. Tetlow Daltry was fined two sums of £5 and costs at Manchester for publishing schemes for the sales of chances in Hamburg and Saxony lotteries. One day he posted 100,000 circulars, the postage of which was JE416.
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Pierre Loti, the well-known French writer, has prepared an address to the King and Queen of Spain from the women of France, and signa- ture sheets have been posted all over the country. Under Colonel G. C. Kitson, the cadets of Sandhurst have just completed a three days' march to Salisbury Plain, and struck camp after concentration on Andover.