BRITISH AND FOREIGN. , ♦ - (B-r Electbio Tilmbaph— Coptuoht) ; [PER PEBBB ASSOCIATION.] EDUCATION BILL. (Received June* Ist, 8.60 a.m.) London, May 31. 1 Nonconformist members of the House of Commons, in a sweeping ' resolution, demand the Government ; to proceed forthwith with Mr MacKenna's Bill, and pass a more aggressive Education Bill than Mr BirrelTs : before the end of Parliament. • DEFECTIVE RIFLES. f The Daily Mail calls attention to ) defects in mark six of the Wool- ; wich rifle ammunition. Many ac- ! cidents have occurred in the butts r through premature explosions. Large i quantities have been withdrawn. . END OF CHINESE FAMINE. ' Advices from Shanghai state the end of the famine is approaching. The crops are thin, but favorable, I there being a good yield. > SEIZURE OF AMMUNITION. Eight thousand flat-nosed cart--5 ridges, intended for sale at Mazagan, , were seized in London aboard a p steamer bound foj Morocco. Several ) of the crew were charged with stors ing in a manner calculated to cause , an explosion or fire. [Mazagan is the seaport of Morocco, [ and has a population of 11,000.] : A FORFEITED TROPHY. '- The Trustees of the Sportsman's Cup have agreed that Towns has forfeited the trophy, in not complying with the conditions in respect to Barry's challenge. He is requested to return the cup. ' MISSING AERONANTS. A wireless telegraph from the Scilly Isles reported that the balloonists ■ were safe, but later advices show that ■ the message was misread, "balloon safe" being translated as "balloonists c safe." I MOTOR RACE. 5 At a tourist trophy motor race in : the Isle of Man, 241 miles, was won ' by Courtis, in a Rover, in 8 hours 23 minutes 27 seconds. I BRITISH POLITICS. The Standard asserts that the Labor I Party demand an Autumn session, i which Sir Campbell Bannerman declines. Sir Anthony McDonell still desires to retire. » 40,000 UNEMPLOYED. ! New York, May 31. There are 40,000 unemployed in San Francisco, owing to capital for reconstruction purposes not being ' forthcoming. i FRENCH CRUISER ABANDONED. ! Paris. May 31. The French cruiser Chanzy, which 1 went ashore recently in Chinese ; waters, has been, abandoned. 1 DUCHY OF BRUNSWICK. Berlin, May 31. The Brunswick Diet elected Duke Johann Albrecht, of Mechlenburg- . Schwerin, as Regent. [Brunswick is one of the States of ■ the Empire of Germany, and is under a Council of Regency. The Recent, t Prince Albrecht of Prussia, died on* ; September 13th, 1906.' The 3rd : Duke of Cumberland was the heir, i but his refusal to give up his claim > to the throne of Hanover excluded ■ him from the succession when Duke -, William 1. died in 1884. On the ■ death of Prince Albrecht the Diet resolved that an attempt should be made to settle the differences betwen the Duke and the Kaiser. The Duke , offered to transfer his rights, and those of his eldest son, to the successsion in the Duchy to his youngest son, Prince Ernest Augustus ; but the Emi perpr would not consent' to the arrangement, and the Brunswick Diet resolved that no steps be taken for three months to fill the Regency, in order to give the Duke of Cumber- - land an opportunity of formally renouncing all claim to the throne of Hanover.] BRITISHERS ABROAD. The authorities at Berlin are pre- > paring to entertain the Lord Mayor* of London, fifty-three sheriffs, aldermen, and others. A British committee, studying foreign municipal institutions, were ' warmly welcomed at Munich, Nurem- ' burg, and other parts of Germany. | RAND STRIKERS. Pretoria, May 31. Engine-drivers on the Rand have . taken a ballot. The result is averse - to the strike. SALVING HIS CONSCIENCE. • New York, May 31. Mr Frick, of the Steel Trust, is f giving Pitteburg an academy of art, ' which is to cost one million sterling.