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EPITOME OF NEWS. I varying from 21s. to je4 vllere im- I posed on Grimsby. fruiterers for seHing apples above the maximum price. Joseph Harkcr was fined £ 10 -at Chatham for permitting barley to be left in a field after being cut, and &old for food for pigs. In cousecjuenoe of the -restoration of I petice conditions there is a remarkable glut of shipping in Cardiff Docks. Fined £ 10 at WiHesdcn.* for having sold JOilk with 19 per cent., of added water, Henry Shirley, Oldfieli-read, said that he had inadvertently sold some "reconstructed milk" prepared for his own use. TiVo cod weighing together 521b. loz. have been caught from the beach at Hop- ton, "near Great Yarmouth. Throughout Durham the coal famine con- tinues, but north-cast coast furnaces have been able to get fairly good supplies of, fuel. To celebrate the armistice, HenQon Guar- dians will give each adult in receipt of out- relief an additional 2s. 6d. at Christmas,' with Is. Gd. for lict('ll chHd. John Honrihane, a Sinn Feiner, was sen- tenced at Munster Assizes to twelve months' hard labour for shooting and wounding with si revolver a soldier named Prender- gast. Mr. A. Maconocnie, of Maconochie Bixfthers, Ltd., Miliwall and Lowestoft, has been elected a director of the G.E.R. Com- pany in the place of Lord Eustace G. Cecil, resigned. Extensions to Islington electricity under- taking- are now estimated to cost £ 125,000, cbanpared with an estimate of X53,000 in 1917. For enticing a soldier to sell a pair of Armv boots and having a pair in his pos- session,. Robert Morffew, shoemaker, Church-street, Esher, was fined £ ^7 at King ston. „ This year's potato yield is 4,200,000 tons, the largest ever' raised and 868,000 tons above last year's. The turnip and swede yield is 12,0131rOO tons, slightly below last- year's total. Menders of the London Meta-1 Exchange have reaffirmed their decision not to admit as members anyone of enemy origin. Cheltenham Corporation have been in- formed by the it e venue authorities that they cannot reduce the entertainment tax on the ground that the price of admission to concerts entitles people to a glass of mineral waters. Arthur Eerven, a joiner, of Norwood, w.as fined £ 20 by the Chertsey magistrates for stealing 20s. worth of wood from air- craft works. His excuse was that the wood had been rejected as unserviceable. A peal of eight bells is to be placed in the tower of St. Stephen's Church, Clap- ham Park, as a memorial to the men of the parish who died on active service. Mr. E. Price Bell, the well-known Ameri- can journalist, at the Royal British Nurses' Association, said, that democracy had been, born again. Every man and woman in America was in favour of a League of Nations.. It has been decided to start a )Fla- Fund in every school' to purchase an Admiral's Flag and oak caskEt. says "The Teachers' World," for presentation to Sir David Beatty. # A fine of X20 was ire.pos.ed.. at Chertsey, on James Bird, an elderly fanner, of Addlestcme, for refusing to quit land ad buildings when directed 'to do so by the Surrey War Ag"ricultural Committee. "Does God *;I,eak to-day?" asked Dr. Fori Newton at the City Terrple. "Could anyone have lived through the last two months and have failed to see the answer to that question?" The Home Secretary has made an Order suspending the general early closing Order zl l early clos-ng Oi-,dcr for shops, under the Defence of the Reli\lm Regulations, on the Friday, Saturday. Mon- day, and Tuesday before Christmas Day. A Local Government Board circular urgep that adequate provision should be made at once for the visiting of tuberculous dis- charged soldiers and sailors. The Ministry of Pensions have agreed to defray the reasonable cost." T. Johnson, a canal boatman at Leigh, Lanes, for stripping naked a 14-year-old boy employed by him, kicking and striking Mm repeatedly, and causing bleeding at the nose and ears, with other shocking bruises, was fined X14. While fcitting at Chertsey County-court Judge Harington became seriously ill wtth influenza. Aldtripan Gregg, an ex-Mayor of Nottingham aud his IG-year-old daughter have both died/from mnucnza. The longest holiday the retail trade has 1 ever had—from Christinas Ere to the fol- lowing Monday morning, December 30— has been decided on by a number of firms lu the West End and in the suburbs. B Mr. Gompers, in a telegram to Mr. C. W. DO, Nl says the- executive of the American Federation of Labour will in a few dav, call for an -international Labour Conference to consider help in the peace discussions. One man was killed and several others injured by a fall of girders supporting the roof of a shed under construction at the Motor Transport Depot, ( Slough. By a ballot of members of the Amalga- mated Society of Engineers, Mr. James Butts, Labour candidate for Gravesend, has been elected assistant-secretary of the society. Whilst a number of sailors from H.M.S. Sligo were travelling from Grimsby to I Kingr's Cross, Stoker John Lankiu, of Woolwich, attempted to walk. along the footboard whilst the train was in motion, and was killed. A verdict of "Accidental death" was vc turned.. To put out two fires m Mile End-r-ad, E., ale-engines were-em- ployed. At the Leinsfcr Assizes the judge mcn- t towed while the eases of drunkenness in ItJG were 9,119, thry .re only 4,796 this year, a diop of Suits at reduced prices is a Balhaet tailor's armistice thankofTerhig. Lowestoft herrine; fishing season con- cluded, and although it was carried .out under war conditions 103,705 craus of her- rincs were lauded at the port. as against 49.771 erars for last year. Five hundred U.S. jonrr. allots, photo- graphers. and kinewa 1 operators have sailed for France, all bound to the Peace Conference. Five thousand si hundred aUQ. ten Etonians ?rve-d? during the war; 772 were Killed in action, 217 died of wounds, a"d 135 "om other causes, L,0G3 were wounded. Thir- t"'6"' Etoui?s ?inpd the ?.C., 54 the ?.C., a?d 107 the D S.O. ?ottmgham l?aee and Net Finishers Aseo- tum, which employs nearly 30,000 people, passed a. re?oluton pledging their members  f°J-the next ten years to refuse to trade with any fim in tho lace industry whicb ¡ employs or reinstates an enemy alien. The net profit on a taxicab was said in I the CIty of London Court to be £ 1 to 25s. a day. The takings were £ 2 a .day, of which the driver took lffe., and the running ex- penscs were about 8s. to 10s. The Westminster coroner found that Joseph Dines, forty-six, a schoolmaster, of Kensal Rise, was accidentally killed by a rocket stick which fell on his head during the firework display in Hyde Park by the I Ministry .-of Munitions in celebratiPn of the I Armistice.

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