'KING AND HIS EMPIRE7 --0- MESSAGES TO THE COLONIES. .ö1f,l Monday two further racssages were -by the King. The followin has bees communicated to acbiiinisteririg the Governments British Dominions beyond the Seas, 1:Jrith Colonics, and Protectorates: .0 MY PEOPLE BEYOND THE SEAS. The innumerable mesea.ges- of kindness fmm my loyal subjects beyond the seas deeply touched my heart, and have sje*f-d ffie that I have in full measure iki r i-yinpatliy in the great trial which befallen me and them, that my sorrow ilioir sorrow, that we share a, common Jew. The happiness of all his people through- ,&:á his dominions was dear to the. heart of jwy beloved Father. For them he lived rjaasd worked, in their service he died, and .1 cannot doubt that they will hold his in grateful remembrance. I am now to' follow in his footsteps, and carry jou the work which prospered in his' hands. JÜ a «ailcr, I have been brought into instant touch with the oversea dominions ,&f the Crown, and I have personally rcal- tQmkJ the affectionate loyalty which holds -ifegfeiker many lands and diverse peoples •;S* one glorious fellowship. hne years ago I travelled through the "Jfaetfrire, accompanied by my dear wife, Avfl had the late King lived, wo should together, at his expressed wish, have waited South Africa in the coming Autumn to open the first Parliament of 1fJ.¡\, South African Union, the latest and ^pritaiest evidence of that peace and har- »»>>>? which my Father ever loved to pro- ■■ set 1 j?r. will be my earnest endeavour to up- constitutional government, and to ,i*Mgfeguard in all their fullness the liberties '-wtiieh are enjoyed throughout my domi- ,.#iJjr>TV«, and under the good guidance of the fLuk of all men, I will maintain upon the Jfruuation of freedom, justice, and peace, jfce. -rea,t heritage of the united British jfgwj}» re. TO THE INDIAN PEOPLES. fh0 King1 Emperor has also sent the letter to the Princes and peoples of Wis ■ The lamented and unlooked-for death of fBty dearly loved father calls me to ascend .4&t} Throne that comes to me as the heir of gwat and ancient line. Jtoi King- and Emperor I greet the fftisrsees, the Hul ing Chiefs, and all the vdwellers in my Indian dominions. I you my heartfelt thanks for the and abundant manifestatiotT that Jlí% event has called forth from all the .JfoMivm races, classes, and faiths in India, '"II>-r loyalty to the Sovereign Crown, and per- .(lna1 attachment to its wearers. QrHioen Victoria of revered memory ad- -drt,, ,ed her Indian subjects and the heads 'M Feudatory States when she assumed the government in 1,858; and her «uigM*t son, my father, of honoured and name, commemorated the same t notable event in his Address to you ttfl years later. These are the charters of -fehe noble and of Imperial '-if'tile, and by that spirit in all my time to I will faithfully abide. By the wish of his late Majesty, and fol- ],,is own I visited India, ■Sv** ag'o, accompanied by my Koyal We. became personally acquainted ttdfh great, kingdoms known to history, monumemts of a civilisation older 1 otir own, with anoio-t customs and •v#»y,s of Life, with native Rulers, with the the cities, towns. villages, r"I)oitt those vast territories. can either the vivid impressions .„j»r the affectionate associations of that ]-fill journey vanish or grow dim. Firmly I eovifide in your d-iii ifiil and .active co-operation in the liigli and .#~ducm.s tasks that lie before mo, co and I ready response to the -friirnesv sympathy with the we]]-bein<7 of J.:ndhl that )flu.t ever be the inspiration of *»y rule, fiEOH(JE, R.I. The King Emperor, on the advice of the Ar of State for Iiidia., gramted remis- n t t sentence, on such scale a-s the » or-(ieneral i» Council may decide, to icted prisoners in British India who M > 23rd May, 1910, had still to serve :jfij;¡,r.r; fitAn one month of their sentiences of v, JOfcp • iroent or transportation.
BASE RUMOUR DENIED. QlHen Alexandra is very grieved that, a has bee a printed and circulated by \4ftHWf- iSfx-iety that the death of, the late King .,OA,A; ca-used by a vaccine treatment he had ,pe,g;v04 to prevent his contracting influenza ,4pg |s}'Hltt?nonia before his Majesty's journey -40 Biarritz. Qmcn Alexandra wishes it to be known before the late King left England he. never felt better in health and spirits Aanfter this treatment, for it had kept Mm.. in excellent health, to his Majesty's satisfaction, for. no less than 15 ■m&nlhii- Queen Alexandra. wishes it stated that his t 's attack at Biarritz was in no way jfitlA-iod to his previous course of treatment.
QUEEN MOTHER'S PLANS. Jl^ntday's "Court Circular" contains the announcement: Queen Alexandra has received many Hud letters expressing a hope that there: -Ago no truth in the report that her Majesty taut-ended to leave England and take up Jbs;}* residence in future in Denmark. Queen Alexaadra has lived in England IiIr 47 years, during which time she has >#(!<5(ftived cOLuatless tokens of love and affec- 4&tm, especially in her recent ec)itow, ,Oltsti,ed, as she so truly knows it is, by the jtaiwn. Her Majesty urill ever look upon Eng- imd as her home.
Vo.s lightning effects were nhown in CAlie of a mahi named Thoirias Darby, on okota an iixpiest was held at Minster, Sand- -Wfeh, y'tm Monday: In Saturday's storm, he <wsis; driving home to Whitstiable, m tn ng struck his watch-chain and de- tt-to i >1 » «« watch. It fused some coppers in but did not affect the silver with them. It passed out of his foci, *.#mn-as I&e boot heel oit..
TROUT DESTROYED BY TAR. The Isle of Wight Rural District Council, who have decided to carry out iroad tarring in different parts of the island to mitigate the dust nuisance, have received a letter from Mr. Percy Wadham (a well-known island pis- ciculturist and holder of the world's record t for bait casting) protesting against, the Coun- cil repeating the road tarring at Carisbrooke on account of its disastrous effect on the trout fishing in the Carisbrooke waters. Last year surface water from the tai-snay^l roads ran direct into the stream and killed practically all the trout. He sugg€M"d the use of "Tarco," a preparation which was not in- jurious to animal life, the poisonous matter having been extracted.
STRANGE GRAVEYARD ACCIDENT. A curious accident occurred -in, Stevcnston Churchyard on Sunday, when a tombstone toppled over on to two little girls who were plaving near it. One of them—Mary McLargan, aged nine—was pinned under it. The I stone weighed several cwt., and took four mem to lift it off the child, who sus- tained severe injuries to the head. The other child, named Helen Anderson, was injured internally. The children are in a critical con- dition.
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I MANY LIGHTNING FATALITIES. Various parts of the country were visited on Saturday by a terrific. storm. In Buck- inghamshire l|in. of rain fell in halt' an hour. There were terrific cloudkursts in | Yorkshire, and the floods and lightning re- I suited in many injuries and fatalities. At Thorntondalo, near Scarborough^ the rainfall was so enormous that the brook was flooded to the extent of 10ft. above the nor- mal level, and at one time the water in the mair. street was waist deep. Two houses were struck at Norton, an old lady being knocked out of her chair and rendered un- conscious. Fields of growing crops and gardens were completely swept awav, and 'the' York and Scarborough Railway was undermined near Malton, causing considerable delay to traffic. Houses were flooded and poultry and pigs in the outhouses were drowned, tubs being used as boats to rescue live stock. Rose trees, fruit trees, and growing crops were swept" out of some of the gardens, and seve- ral of the villagers thought the end of the ■ world had come. DAMAGE TO CROPS. The villages of Ebberston, Snaintou. and Sherburu suffered great damage, and the losses to the farmers in the neighbourhood are estimated at from £ 100 to £ 600. Many hundreds of acres of seed were washecÏ up and thrown from, the wold top into the valley. Hedges were carried away and strong stone walls demolished, blocking roads with debris. Four cottages at Weaverthorpe and district were washed out. George Lund, a,- fifty-year-old labourer, of Pollington, wa.s killed by lightning-, as was a caddie on the Huddersfield Golf Links at Fixby. The storm in Staffordshire was also very f severe, and two colliers, who were cycling at Cannock, were struck—one being killed and the other seriously injured. A small boy I who was standing at the door ef his parents' house at Bilston, frightened by a flash of lightning, rushed indoors, fell unconscious, and died a few minute* later. At Hitchin four horses were killed by the lightning, and a miner was killed at Tam- worth. j A house at Providence-place, Driffield, became flooded, and the mother had rescued two of the children and had come back for the three-year-old child Dora Whitehead, when a boy rushed in and seized the child, saying he would carry it to another house. He did so, but the house he took the child to was also inundated, and she died. MEN AND ANIMALS KILLED. At Herne Bay two cottages were struck by lightning during the storm, and a man named George Lunn was killed instantly by at Balue, ten miles from Goole. Great destruction was wrought by the ( a (I I" storm in West Essex. Two horses standing in a farm stable at Matching were struck by lightning, and a haystack at Saw bridge- worth was struck and fired, being totally de- stroved-. At Matlock Bath the thunderstorm was terrific, and the lightning struck three difl'e- rent places within a radius of three miles. At a senii-detached villa in the Chesterfield road, the fluid destroyed the skylights and roofing, the residents havjng. a nari^w escape. A man was struck by lightning whilst travelling on the main road between Rams- gate and Minster. He was driving a horse and cart laden with ice, and the animal was killed outright. The man was removed to Minster Workhouse, where he died during the afternoon.
stgnor Caruso, 'who. is now iu Paris, biaies tints French 'and A)«.n-ican journalists in- v< *fte>rthe «tory that he «•:».•! -looking for a boy with an exceptional voice to tram as an j operatic star. *?<s had received over 3,000 letters from all j*^rts of the world recommend- j ing proteges. "Do you thinlc that music is of any practi- cal benefit in life?" "Well," answered Miss Cayenne, "judging" from the photographs of eminent violinists, it must keep the hair from falling out." My beau," said little Elsie, "is going to be an admiral." "Indeed!" replied the vifii- tor. "A cadet at present, I suppose?" "Oh, he h'asn't got that far yet; but he's had an anchor tattooed -On his arm." I
FUN AND FANCY., "Does your husband want a job, Mrs. McGuire?" "No; but if you've got one for him I'll make him take it." Master: "Now, boys, how many months have twenty-eight days?" "All of them, sir," replied the lad at the foot of the class. Grandma: "Now, Johnny, sit down and tell me why your father whipped you." Johnny: "I'd rather stand up and tell you." Merchant (to new boy): Has the book- keeper told you what to do in the afternoon?" Youth: "Yes, sir; I'm to wake him up when I see you coming." Bung: So you have succeeded in tracing back my ancestors! What is your fee?" Genealogist: "Twenty guineas for keeping quiet about them." "When Joblots made his debut as a star the audience went wild; the applause was terrific." "In what scene was it?" "The one in which he was beheaded." Benson: "I sa.y, old man, did I ever tell you about the awful fright I got on my wed- ding day?" Henson: "Sh! No man should speak like that about his wife." Brown "Now, don't, be impatient, or I'll be forced to pound a little sense into your head" Green: "Bah! It would take a dozen men like you to pound any sense into my head." Jrt) you see anytnmg ridiculous in my wig?" aeked the judge of the prisoner who, with eyes glued to the fudge's head, seemed to be on the point of exploding with laugh- ter. "Nothing but the head!" came the re- tort. First Undergraduate: "Claude prides him- self on being strictly impartial." Second Undergraduate: "Yes, I once went shooting with him. He didn't seem to care whether he hit the rabbit, the dog, the gamekeeper, or one of his friends." The Head of the College: "So you confess that the unfortunate young man was car- ried to the pump, and there drenched with water? Now, Mr. Fresh, what part did ou take in this disgraceful affair?" Under- graduate (meekly): "The left leg, sir." "What, do these letters stand for?" asked a tourist of a passing youth. "Well," re- sponded the youth, gazing with an air of thoughtfulness at the letters inscribed on the wall of the ruined church, "I presume it is because they can't sit down." Anxious Mother (to friend who has just ar- rived) "Bobby has swallowed a penny, and we're all so worried about it." Friend (some- what at a loss for words of encouragement) "Oh, l.er-wouldn't worry over a little thing like that. After all, a penny isn't much." "There go the Spicer Wilcoxee, mamma! I'm told they're dying to know us. Hadn't we better call?" "Certainly not, dear. If they're dying to know us, they're not worth knowing. The only people worth our know- ing are the people who don't want to know us. "Do you see the horizon yonder, where the sky seems to meet the earth:" "Yes, uncle." "Boy, I have journeyed so near there that I couldn't put a sixpence between my head and the sky!" "Oh. iiiiele,, what a crammer!" "It's a fact, my lad; I hadn't, one to put!" "Have you a few moments to spare?" asked the caller. "Young man," said the financier, severely, "my time is worth E20 an hour, but I'll give you ten minutes." "If it's all the same to you," thoughtfully replied the other, "I believe I would rather take it in cash." Whilst travelling the other day a man got into a compartment with a. bag of fruit in his hand, and the first station we stopped at he called out to a. porter: "I say, porter, Ao you like fruit?" The por,ter answered, "Rather!" "Then," said the man, "chew the date off my ticket." Two frogs strolling out one day fell into ft pnil of milk. One was a pessimist and the other an optimist. The pessimist began to squeal, and after one abortive effort declared "there wae no way out," and thereupon threw up the sponge" and was drowned. The other, remarking that "while there's life; there's hope," paddled and dashed around and around the pail, until he eventually found himself standing on a pat of butter. ( Moral: Don't be downhearted. A clergyman went out one day to visit hia flock. As lie was going his rounds he came to the house of a poor woman, who, happen- ing to be washing at the time, did not want the clergyman to see her untidy. She slipped behind t, e clothes-horse, and told her little boy to say that she had gone out. Although a large sheet was thrown over the clothes- horee her feet were plainly seen. The little boy delivered his message, arid the clergy- man said: "Very well, but tell your mother when she comes in to take her feet with her the next time she goes out!" In charity's cause a military band of no man repute was giving a. concert in one of our parks a little while ago, and No. 8 item un the programme was a clarionet solo, which was excellently rendered by one of the bands- men. A few days later another of the bands- men met a friend, and asked her what she thought of the performance, and was much surprised, not to say amused, a.t the follow- ing reply: "Well, really, the programme was performed very creditably with the ex- ception of No. 3 item, when, had it not been for the clarionet-player, I think the band would have broken down altogether!" flights were made at the P>rook!an<is avia- ground ree«)R-y by Mr. Grrdoune White, Mr. C. Lane, the <fon. B y;<■•, Captain Lovelace, Mr. B-irn. Mr. Nej.e. and Peire, 6ix of whom wrre in Hie air at the same time.
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