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OUlt LONDON LETTER. [From Our Special Correspondent.J It would be interesting to know what was the total value of the jewels worn by the ladies who were present at the Court held on Friday night by the King and Queen at Buckingham Palace. They must have repre- sented an enormous amount, and many also wore priceless old lace. The event was the most brilliant of the season so far, a fact which was due largely to its coming between the Epsom and Ascot meetings, so that all Society was in town. This Court had a special interest, for one of the debutantes was Princess Alexandra of Fife, eldest daughter of ,the Princess Royal and the Duke of Fife. The King was in his uniform as Colonel-in-Chief of the Scots Guards. Lady readers will be interested in the information that the Queen wore a gold-spangled gown, with a corsage and train to correspond. Does Mr. Balfour read the newspapers, or does he not? There is a popular idea that he does not, and numbers of paragraphs have been written to that effect. Perhaps, like a good many other stories of well-known men, it should not be taken too literally. It was to be expected, however, that something would be said about it at the Imperial Press Conference, at which Mr. Balfour has been one of the chief speakers. The ex-Premier sat at luncheon one day next to a Pressman from Australia, who determined to find out whether the popular idea was correct or not. When Mr. Balfour rose to speak he told the delegates that his neighbour had "deeply pained him by the information that the Australian people believe- that he never reads the newspapers. "To what hasty words of mine this world- wide impression is due I do not know," re- marked Mr. Balfour, and he went 011 to hope that nobody would suppose he underrated the power of the Press, or that he did not recog- nise the functions which Imperial Pressmen now fulfil in promoting that mutual compre- hension which is the basis of mutual under- standing and mutual esteem between different parts of the Empire. Several papers came out next morning with headlines stating that Mr. Balfour does read the papers, but I cannot find from his speech that Mr. Balfour himself says so. Tht-s was not the first occa- sion on which the question has been put to the eminent statesman, and it is recorded that in reply to one of his questioners he quoted the case of another eminent man who was telling a lady how he spent his days. There were so many hours of reading, and so many more of writing, and no time for any- thing else. "Why," said the lady, "when do you think?" Surely the unluckiest vessels ever built are the County Council's Thames steamers. Londoners failed to patronise them in suffi- cient numbers to make them pay when the river service was in existence. Nearly two years ago they were laid up, and attempts to dispose of them during that time have met with very little success. With twenty-six of the steamers still on hand, the County Coun- cil determined to see what they could get for them at public auction. So tea were offered, but only three were sold, and those at prices greatly below their value. These three steamers cost X19,500 not much more than four years ago, and they have now been sold for £ 2,955. Rather a big drop, this. Every now and then one hears of fresh proposals for running a -service of steamers on the Thames, and there was a bid at the auction for the whole fleet, the announcement being made that the boats were required for that pur- pose. The price offered, however, was only about E600 per vessel, and it was refused. In the weather we are having just now a steamer trip on the river offers no attrac- tions, but if and when the warmer days do come there will be plenty of people to lament the fact that this summer again there will be no public service of steamers on the Thames. There are Wellington boots, Gladstone bags, Rosebery collars, and a number of other articles, useful or ornamental, to which the names of celebrated men have been given. It is now the turn of Mr. Lloyd George, whose name has been taken in vain by a firm of brewers for a measure of spirits. Owing to the spirit tax in the Budget, the price of spirits to the consumer, as most people know by this tiros, has been raised, but, in order to meet the wishes of some of their customers, this particular firm cf brewers has "created a new quantity," and will sell a smaller measure at the old price. Customers may have a small "Lloyd George" or "a large Lloyd George," accord- ing to their fancy. Mr. Lloyd George's name has probably already been mentioned in public-houses more frequently than those of most of his distinguished predecessors in the office of Chancellor of the Exchequer, and now he is assured of undying fame. Musical humorists are somewhat rare birds, perhaps for the reason that their comic efforts can only be appreciated by a limited circle. A grotesque bit of business for the bassoon, of course, is always sure to raise a laugh, but that is a, very low conredian type of. fooling. Musical humour of the cleverest sort can only be detected by cultured musi- cians, and even when those accomplished mortals condescend to explain the point of the joke to others less favoured the latter as often as not entirely fail to see it. It was so, to a great extent, with the "Ode to Dis- cord," Sir Charles Stanford's musical joke which was perpetrated at the Queen's Hall the other night. Considering that the per- formance had been widely advertised before- hand, that there were parts for all sorts of queerly-named instrument, that there was a ten-feet drum, and that the whole composi- tion was dedicated to the Amalgamated Society of Boilermakers, it is not to be won- dered at if people got the impression that they were to hear something which would keep them laughing all the time as at a farce at the theatre. As a matter of fact, they heard nothing of the kind-the noise was quite a well-behaved sort of noise, and the music was full of wit and cleverness which went clean over the heads of the vast majority of the audience. A. E. M.
At Bristol, Alexander Phillips, aged 26, was charged with assaulting Captain Populaire off the high eeas on the foreign ship Mare-chal da Goutant. The Secretary of State having de- cided that no proceedings could be taken ixr England, Phillips was discharged. In order to preserve the amenities of Richmond Park, the course of the University boat-racpi and East Sheen and Palewell Commons, Barnes Urban Council has passed provisional- by-laws prohibiting further advertisement hoardings, and giving five years' grace to th06 already existing. To KILL the Moth whose young Grows fat, while your apparel eating, <Just scatter Well—your Furs among Tli-e Powder made by KEATING. KEATING'S POWDER kills Moth in Fur8 Clothes, Blankets, etc. Tins only 3d., 6d., and Is. NEW SIZE, Id. The constitutional democrats, MM. Maklakoff and Roditcheff, who are about to visit England with other Parliamentary delegates, have re- ceived anonymous threatening letters, owing to the epeeches they made in the Duma against tha Union of Russian People. No fewer than thirty-one motorists were con- victed at Kingston-on-Thames Police-court on charges of driving at excessive speed, and tha fines and costs imposed amounted in the aggre- gate to 9146 6s. 1y
The King has appointed the Rev. Sidney I Arthur Alexander, Canon of St. Paul's, to be treasurer of the cathedral, in succession to Dr. Cosmo Gordon Lang. The Hatters' Union seems to have scored in America, and the hatmakers' strike is ended. A triple wedding has taken place at Chartham, in which the brides, Misses Rhoda. and L. A. Horton (sisters) and Miss M. Collard, were three girl friends, born and brought up in the village. There were over a hundred guests at the recep- tion in the rectory gardens after the ceremony, and the three couples left together for their honeymoon to be spent in the Isle of Wight. I- ¡
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SEA SHELL STORY. Particulars of the love story of Miss Maude Bettison read like a page of fiction. Miss Bettison was four years ago staying at Pen- I! zance, and on the eve of returning to St.; Blazey she was .-walking on the promenade. In a spirit of mischief she wrote on a scrap of paper: "Whoever in this world shall find me a spirit of mischief she wrote on a scrap of paper: "Whoever in this world shall find me shall win my love eternally." Miss Bettison thrust the paper in a small sea shell, and dropped it under a rose bush in Morrab Gardens. Next morning the impromptu envelope and its contents were found by Mr. Edward J. Berryman, of Castle Gate, Ludgvan, Cornwall, He accepted the challenge, and began the quest for the writer. He was on the point of follow- ing her to St. Blazey when a cable message re- called him to California. Three years later he arrived at St. Blazey with the precious note. Miss Bettison, however, had gone on a visit to Colombo, Ceylon, and the young gentleman set out for Colombo. He met Miss Bettison, and it was a case of love at first sight. Miss Bettison is now making the journey to the shores of the Pacific, where the wedding is to take place at an early date.
A PARDONABLE DOUBT. Little Marjorie: "Mamma, shall I give th« penny to the man or his little boy?"
LIGHTS THAT FAILED. Two employees of the Provincial Cab Co., pany, of Liverpool, were Sned by the stipendiary I magistrate of that city for driving motor-cabs at night without an adequate light &t the rear to distinctly show the identification number, and the owners were also fined for "aiding and abetting their men in committing the offence. The company appealed against the conviction, before the Lord Chief Justice and Justices Reli and Sutton, on the ground that it was wrong in law, and denying that they aided and abetted. The Lord Chief Justice: This poor driver goes out to earn his living and profit for his em- out to earn his living and profit for his em- ployers, and they provide him with a lamp which, for the purposes of their appeal, must be considered to be a defective one. Is not j that aiding and abetting? The Court affirmed the conviction in one ease, and sent the other back for further particulars. ) The Lor-d Chief Justice said the Motor Cat Act was passed for the protection of the public, I and it was not' necessary to show that there was a criminal intent on the part of the owners of the cabs to convict them of aiding and abetting.
The Glasgow Corporation received a letter' from the Prime Minister thanking them for the proposal to confer on him the freedom of the city. He suggested that in view of the probable length of the Parliamentary session the cer-e- i, mony should be postponed until the late autumn, November or December.
CHARGE AGAINST MOTORIST. I An extraordinary story was related at Cherts sey, when Wm. A. Chandler, of Freshwater- road, Reading, chauffeur to Mrs. Hartley, Erleigh Court, Reading, was remanded in cus- tody. It was alleged that on the previous afternoon Chandler drove his car at great speed along the Avenue, Egham, disregarding a policeman's signal to. stop. A cyclist was run down and left lying unconscious in the road. The ear, it was asserted, did not stop after the accident. j A little, later George Ruffle, a baker, was walk- ing along Sweep's-lane, Egham, when he saw a motor-car standing in the middle of the road, and Chandler lying on the bank six yards away, apparently asleep. After passing the car thirty yards, said Ruffle, he heard someone running behind him, and "before he knew where he was" Chandler hit him in the ear and then under the eye. Then Police-constable Streek was fetched, and he told Chandler he should arrest him. Thereupon, it is alleged, the prisoner hit him in the eye, and several times on the body, and the policeman finally threw him to the ground and held him down. Prisoner, who seemed to feel his position acutely, pleaded guilty to a charge of drunken- ness, but said he knew nothing of the rest.
ATHLETIC BURGLAR. Alexander Hemingway, aged 28, an engineer. and Frederick George Bell, aged 24, a labourer, pleaded guilty at the London Sessions to having been concerned in a burglary at the residence of Mr. Paul Cauldwell, a solicitor, of Earlsfield- road, Wandsworth, and stealing various articles. According to the prosecution, Police-constable Kemp came across the prisoners after the burglary at Mr. Cauldwell's house had been dis- covered. They ran, and Bell got away, but the constable kept on after Hemingway for two miles. Then he gave up, utterly exhausted, and sent Police-constable Mayer after the runaway. Mayer captured the man, after following him for nearly a mile. The prisoner abandoned his booty during the chase, but a jemmy was found in his pocket. Bell's arrest followed later. Hemingway was sentenced to twenty-one months' hard labour, and Bell to twelve months.
HOAXED BY HIS DAUGHTERS. As the result of -t hoax played on him by his daughters, Henry Hadfield Cubley, a Matlock artist had to figure in the.dock.at Derby. He was accused of obtaining credit from a New- castle-under-Lyme firm of furniture dealers by false pretences the pretence being that he was corning into a fortune. III Cubley's defence was that he was deceived by his daughters, who told him that "Lady C." Was about to give the family "l'isrge sums'of money. The daughters were called, and declared that they invented the story with the idea of getting a little more liberty and enjoyment. They ad- mitted that "Lady C." was a mythical personage. Cubley's counsel contended that an artistic and "imaginative temperament like his might reasonably swallow such a story, and the artist was acquitted.
? XlNER AGROUND. The Spanish liner Antonio Lopez, a 6,000-ton steamer owned by the Spanish. Transatlantic Company, and bound from Genoa and Naples for Vera Cruz, went aground while entering New York harbour. The fog was so heavy that she was fast on the sand bar before her pilot Realised what had happened. It was impossible to rescue the passengers during the night, and the officers had great difficulty in quelling the panic which prevailed all night long. The sea was fairly calm, but the terror stricken immigrants, especially the women, made repeated attempts to rush the boats, and it was only by finally driving them below and locking the cabin doors that they could be prevented from leaving the steamer., By daybreak the fog had partially lifted, and the work of removing the 546 passengers was successfully accomplished. >
BATH-ROOM TRAG EDY. Mr. Albert Gibbon, a High Wycombe manu- facturer, was arrested on Sunday charged with murdering his wife and attempting suicide. The couple were highly respected and had five children. The husband had been depressed for some time, and it is supposed he was seized with a sudden fit of madness. -The circumstances of the terrible tragedy that have become known are that about eleven o'clock Mrs. Gibbon- went into the bath-rooih and was followed by her hus- band, who immediately shut the door. A ser- vant heard a. scream and found the bath-room door locked. A medical man who lives near was called, and, forcing the door, found the husband in the act of cutting his throat. lie wrenched the razor, from the man, and then, turning to the woman, found her dead. Her head was almost severed from the body. <f
KING AND QUEEN AT A FETE. The King and Queen, were at the Koval Hos- pital Fete in the grounds of Chel e xl pita I. Their Majesties were accompaiijed by Princess Victoria and little Princess Mary and Prince Henry of Wales. The Roval party were received' by Sir George White and Sir William Treloar, to whose Cripple Home the funds will be devoted. The Queen first visited the various stalls, where everything could be purchased from a toy rag dog to a"live toy Pomeranian puppy priced t., hundred guineas. Afterwards an exhibition of morris dances and games was given. The band of the Cold- stieam Guards played selections of music. j
BREACH OF PROMISE APPEAL, An appeal was allowed in the breach of pro-, mise action,- of -Fisher v. Tasker, wliieli. was tried at Leedk"' Miss Annie Fisher, of Rotherham, then "sued Mr. Charles William Tasker, of Netheridge, Sheffield, and obtained judgment with £ 1,000 damages. The appeal came before Lord Justices .Vaughan Williams, Moulton, and Buckley. Defendant also -appealed from an order of Mr. Justice Pickford in chambers refusing to set aside the interlocutory judgment. The appeal was allowed upon the terms that defendant paid all the costs thrown away and the costs of the appeal.
TRAIN IN A RIVER Two men named Davies and E. James, the latter a Londoner were drowned and six others had narrow escapes at the Hull Joint Docks, now under construction, while travelling on waggons taking chalk from the excavations to be tipped into the Humber. The train ran into the water, which swept over the waggons, putting out the engine fire. One man uncoupled the engine, which, though unable to pull the waggons out, had enough steam to run back to a place of safety. Six of the eight men on the trucks managed to get clear, but the other two were drowned.
Among a, collection of autograph documents sold at Sotheby's were an original song by Robert Burns, entitled "To a Woodlark," which fetched £146, and the MS. of a satirical sonnet by Keats, which changed hands for £ 26. For six letters of Lord Byron £ 100 was paid. Among their permanent staff of over 8,500, said Mr. Joseph Lyons, at the annual meeting of Lyons and Co., were young men trained to take the highest position, so that no man, from himself downwards, was indispensable. )"1 J l' <
SUBMARINE MISHAP. Considerable excitement was occasioned by the report of an explosion and a cloud of smoke from the direction of the Submarine Depot at d' Fort Blockhouse, at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour, and later it was ascertained that a mishap had occurred aboard the submarine A4, resulting in injuries to the officer in command of the little craft and three seamen. An official statement issued from Admiralty House said: It is believed that no one was seriously injured." No names were given. It seems that a leakage of petrol was suspected on board the submarine and a search was being made for it with the aid of a portable electric lamp. Probably the wires of this got entangled and short circuited, emitting a spark, which flashed into the inflammable vapour, firing it, and filling the interior of the vessel with dense volumes of smoke.
TOO EARLY FOR ZEPPELIN. "Alisande, will you fly with me?" "Don't be silly, Horace! You know the airship won't be invented for about eight hundred "years yet.
I' OLD AGE PENSION FRAUD. At Whitchurch, George Done, railway platelayer, who is receiving a pension of 7s. weekly from the London and North-Western Railway Company, was charged with making fraudulent misrepresenta- tion for the purpose of obtaining an old age pen- sion. He told the pension officer he held two acres of land and kept one cow, and after receiving two weeks' pensions of 4s., admitted to the officer that he held 18 acres and kept six cows, besides a horae and other stock. He was fined £ 5 and costs.
THE KING AND THE HOLBEIN. The King has sent a cheque for 100 guineas to Lord Balcarres as a donation to the reserve fund to meet sudden emergencies"which is being raised by the National Art Collections Fund, for. the pre- servation of works of art for the nation. I In his letter his Majesty says that it was with great pleasure he read in the papers that the effort to secure for the nation Holbein's Duchess of Milan had met with success.
A CHILD'S PARALYSIS. t LITTLE BOY HELPLESS. THREE HOSPITALS FAIL. CURED BY DR. CASSELL'S TABLETS. Mrs. Watts, of Sheep Street-lane, Etching- ham, Sussex, writes" Eighteen months ago my little boy developed Infantile Paralysis. He was so bad that he could not stand, so I took him to a hospital, when he was put in a plaster of Paris jacket, but he was too weak to wear it. Then I got him into another hospital, where he remained a long time, and yet another, but he got no better, so I took him home. He was practically helpless when I be- gan Dr. Cassell's Tablets, but in three months he could run about, and is now quite well. All consider his cure a miracle." Dr. Cassell's Tablets can be got at any chemists for 10^d,, Is. 1iq.. and 2s. 9d., and are a perfect cure for children's weakness, and nerve, stomach and kidney troubles.
v. A LIFE OF CRIME. In sentencing William Francis, a fitter, to twelve months' imprisonment for having stolen a marble clock from the Shaftesbury Club, Lavender-hill, Mr. Robert Wallace, K.C., at the London Sessions, remarked that his case was an illustration of a state of things which had almost passed away. The prisoner was first convicted when only fourteen years of age, and was sent to prison for a long period. "I hope and believe," went on the judge, "that such a thing is practically impossible nowadays. What was the result of such a sen- tence?—a life of crime, and the man has served two terms of three and one of four years' penal servitude."
TAKING NO RISKS. Grocer: "Now, sir, what would you say to a bit of that cheese ?" I Customer: "Nothing, bedad—not a. blessed word. The spalpeen might answer me back."
During the annual meeting of the South African Colonisation Society, held in Lord and Lady Portman's house in Portman-square, Suf- fragists repeatedly interrupted the Earl of Crewe, the president. Princess Christian, who was present, at first appeared to be amused, but | when the interruptions were repeated she ex- pressed annoyance. Archdeacon Cross died at Norwich at the acre of 78. The Duke of Connaught visited Lord's to see the match between the Navy and the Army. Count Arnoso, formerly secretary to the late King Carlos, was wounded in the right side during-a duel with the son of a Portuguese deputy at Lisbon. 1. '"• v t' -'he
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WIFE FOR A SHILLING. A strange story of an offer to sell a wife wasi, told at the Stafford Police-court. A travelling I tinsmith named Wray and a hawker namedff ( Jamieson met in a local public-house. Thai, former, it was alleged, offered to sell his wife for a shilling. Jamieson refused, saying he had a wife of his own, whereupon, it was stated. Wray turned to his wife and stabbed her in the neck with a, knife. Wray was committed for trial. '—
FATAL COLLISION. At Woking Harry Arthur Tubb, chauffeur, of Charlwood, Surrey, was remanded on a charge of recklessly driving a motor-car and thereby causing the death of Thomas Henry Stephenson* a Guildford tradesman. Deceased was thrown out of his cart in collf-d, sion with a car which belonged to Sir Alexander, Rendel, of Reigate. Accused, it was stated, was on the way to London to take Mr. Herbert Rendel on hig, honeymoon tour. Bail was allowed.
.„ GIRL SOLDIERS IN CAMP. The most remarkable military camp in the world has been held at Lee. A detachment of the Nurs- ing Yeomanry pitched their tents there, and, with, 'their ambulanoa wagon, their horses, and their stretchers, were hard at work from reveille to lights out rescuing and patching up imaginary wounded men. They lived under regular military conditions, grooming their own horses, managing their own canteen, and taking sentry-go all night. The only concession to drawing-room conventionality was the presence of camp servants in black dresses and white caps. < The Nursing Yeowomen wear a working uniform, of khaki, with forage caps and chin straps, and on the arm a red cross.
TRAMCAR PASSENGER LAW. A point in tramcar law came before the Clerken" well magistrate. William Barrard, of HigligatQ Hill, was summoned by the County Council for re. fusing to pay his fare. Wanting to go to Moor- gate-street he took a ticket on a Highgate and Aldersgate car, and, finding he was on the wrong ear, changed at Islington. The magistrate pointed out that the tram ticket read: Highgate to Aldersgate or Moorgate. This was ambiguous, and passengers might think. that they could change. There was no fraud, and the Council should be reasonable. The Council's solicitor offered to withdraw the summons, but would not pay the defendant's costs. The magistrate then dismissed the summons and j awarded 5s. costs.