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ADDITIONAL MAIL NEWS

George R Sims (" Digo net") author and journalist, somiro ed theDake of Cambridge and laepeotor of Polloe Robinaon on May 27th to answer a charge of assault.. Sima was reporting 4 a review of the fire brigade at Whitehall. Tbero was a rneb by tbe crowd, and he was unavoidably pushed against the Dake, who caught him by the throat and tore hfs collar, while Robinson hustled him about and aoou'ed him of being drank. Lord James "' Doug'aa, brother of tbe Marquis of Qaeenßberry, was warned ofF tbe English r*ce track on May 3Qj fur •• welching "

Mr GHndntone whon knocked down by a cab whi'e ctoesing Piccadilly, on May 24, escaped unhurt. He ran after the oa^, and arrested the driver.

Pillotel, the French artist, mot Henri Roohefort m Begent street on May 18, and insulted him by shouting " liar '' and •• coward " m his ears, Roohefort retained his usual etmposure until Pillotel at' tempted to strike him, when he drove him off at the muzzle of a pistol. Both men were arrested . Roohefort w«s put under a bond of £150.

Jn regard to the arrest of several titled gamblers at the Field Club and who were arraigned m a London Court m May, it is reported that the Prince of Walet was m the Club just before . the arrests were made, but that he hud a " tip " and left. At the hearing of the ease on May 20, the Pablio P/pseoator announced the intention of the authorities to suppress all Gaming Oluba. Hundreds of them exist m London The will of the late John Bright was probated on May 24. It bequeaths his estate, value at £86 184, to hia children. There were no pabl:c bequests. A Ogmurittee baß been formed to arrange for a. national memorial to • tbe deceased statesman.

Among the persons on whom the Queen oonferred honors on. the anniversary of her last birthday were Messrs Joseph Edgar Boehm the sculp :or, George Burns of the Cunard Steamship Company, and Prof 6880 c Stokes, who were made baronets. Andrew Held, Inspector General of the Royal Irish Constabulary, was made a knight.

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ADDITIONAL MAIL NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2156, 24 June 1889

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ADDITIONAL MAIL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2156, 24 June 1889

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