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OUR MAIL BUDGET.

SUMMARY OF WORLD HAPPENINGS LONDON, July 26. American bluejackets destroyed a Socialist headquarters at Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. A German dirigible broke adrift m Prussia,;andJ was wjrec^edifT.;T>¥oJSoldiers were killed. r^»< '* 'a '"*'** .<-. The French plan to tax bachelors has evoked .a chorus of approval from mteisted persons m England. Mi- Joseph Storrs Fry, the famous Bristol cocoa manufacturer, left. £150,000 to charities. r ■ '. Tho village of Kerguen, near Lorient, 1< ranee, was entirely destroyed by fire m three hours. ■ " '■ The girl victims Of the factor y fire at Binghamton, New York, lost their lives because they refused to obey the summons for fire drill. •* During the past 17 years private members of Parliament have introduced 219 b Bills, of which only 192 have passed into law.' Checks and plaids will figure largely m the new autumn fash ions,, 'which seem inclined to go to extremes. . ■ -:- .'■■" The terrifying experiehce'of an injured man who lay conscious but helpless on a Tailway line while 19 trains passed over him' Wai r'eTate^at "'-'a inquest, ..... ;,.'••. ....... : ;'..-,, American cities are endeavoring to suppress slashed- skirts, and one. offender has been fined at Richmbiwi, Virginia. Belfast business mcii met. Sir Edward Carson to discuss the. -jStobYetfyi Arising* out of civil war following 1 /the -Ms&ge of the Home Rule Bill. .' Fifteen miners were buried alive by th^ collapse of a new shift at Uebach, Germany, and hope $f their rescued has been abandoned 1 . ' S ;U:' "? :r r*-? v The: Hon.'" Mrs Prit^ie, Awife^of Lord Dunalley's heir, , has. been robbed of £2000 worth of jewels', the '.-thief ''enter'" mg her house m broad daylight. - That smoking Should ' have * been * permitted m a grand committee of the House of Commons is proof not only 'of the grip of thft tobacco h^hit, .biit ,'of tlie, vanishing dignity of public deportirteht: ' A ruined'- castle, .at ■'-".' M^le^nausen, Saxony, is about to l)e restored by the local authorities, w:h© v ijjri|l x . utilise - ; it as a free rest 'house and night shelter for tramps from all, parts of Gernkriy. To facilitate • '''■ export {•- tasade \ at" theAlbert Dock, the: flPort fo£ London Authority will 1 erect 43 electric Voranes,. each with a maximum lifting capacity of three tons. ' ■■> l i-;.-}' -.■;;".; I The St. _ Pancras Borough Council* has made: a profit of *£ltf,6Bs= on the borough" electricity undertaking during', the pastyea?- . .. ..;.(• ' ,- . - --V\ .-v-.a. „ V. i A funicular railway is to be built by the Capetown' City Council lip the slopes of Table Mountain to the summit, an allitxk^ oftr3Sooft- &{ -4 i '■■'.', ■&*£ -VTwo atmed rain held ''tip .Geherai : Botha's railway carriage m *,he Trans:- ; vaa! and searched 'W' the Prehuer; who had 'already left the train. , . I

Nearly 5000 London school teachers and 500 children were entertained by the King and .Queen, at a. garden --party, m the grounds of Buckingham Palace^ T.P.s Weekly; ; l&s' s &'hduc{ed "a competition as to who should, be Poet Laureate. Mr' -RudyarcL Kipling ujeoeiyed 22,630 votes>ahd^Mr RoW^na^ only 710. ..-,.-. '{.. \ .**■., -•-.,, Naval gun-firing at sea.' as" seribusiy affecting the .herring t industiy on .the-north-east coa^t,', ana .reOTeseJitatibns' oh the matter are' beirig^afleT -$/*ihe Board of Agriculture a^ v Fs^Jrj,es. [■!''*'■ "',-.'< "' A cutlery firm .?<£ - Oe^'erg, Switzerland, which Dh?eli|Lse<l; , ( for £40DQV,the patent rights m pj,\ ne^pr '■■ sir^-poliis^ing apparatus invented', 'by/ one 1 ' of it's employees, sold them three 'days later to a. i American- syMicatp\for ,<£60,000. j: -■ .-. ;:■ A Berlin . scientist hper coniipilad'iistJatisi tics to show that .men's hair tttnars .grey earlier than women's. , &ome women are able to give theirs a rest by hanging it .over the back of a ©hairf ilb''nighfi £ In testimony of then t^inieles? j^te ot Ulster Mr- Justice Kehhy/.jr3iot\vaSiprer. sented' with, white, gloyes v at. Derry^City Assizes yesterdaiyy stated that he nadSre-" ceived, v white gloves from tjnjee.of .the four plater cdiftitSes! dii , <-t;hV .presentf. assize. Nearly 100,000 persons attended the Durham miners' annual gala on Saturday. The Dean of Durnanv>'(Dr. Hehsoh) addressed a congregation numbering 4000 m, the cathedral on religion arid secularism. ■'•'*' '.->"' ; , /•''.'.,"'■ ' - t The picturesque lake of' C&nterrios,' near Rimini, Italy, has suddenly disappeared, the waters being drawn into the crater of a submerged voloanb. Thousands of dead fish are heaped oh the dry lake surface. '■',-' V ■■''' ' .'-■'■' ''-■■' Thirty-five negro convicts were* burned to death m an 61d wooden prison on a' .convict farm at Oakley, Mississippi.' A French miner murdered his .three-year-old daughter and; con-tmifcteo", 'suicide by exploding a dyriariiite^ cartridge between htfl teeth. * A revolutionary discovery by which surgeons ca*C build up barriers of local anaesthesia between the region being operated on and the brain was announc-', ed at the mee&rtg of the' British Medical Association^' ; •■"■-.,■ ■ ■'■•' Danish egg. exports started with 15,000 dozens annually, fifty, years agbj says an American Consular report, and jspurted from 93,000 dozens m 1871 to 574,000 dozens m, 4872. . By 1911 *the number had risen „'tb'^ *36,i^J00^-«^hs. ( Among a party of Vf£&py*fe Qhjneae, ■who arrived m New, YctK kk -ro'uie -for : Canada was Dr. Cho-Choy, \vho. is certified to be 145 years 6{ ase, arid%r'e-' serves- rude > health, subsisting oti water arid some 'special "fob*6f, , 'wHICH ,"hf A e'aiTtes' iiri'a bag round his neck. Lieutena-rft T,, 0; Jlarnian, of the 20th Hussars, sta&oned af od Saturday f rom'fracitire of the Dasekif the skull, the result of an accident while playiiw pol° ha the semi-final of the SubiilVern? Cup at Itanelagh last week. The •deceased 1 belonged ,to a- well-known Irish family m County Wexford, Ten New York .athletes have ; offered their blood for transfusion purriftsfes .at the rate of £5 a quart,' m answer to a requisition issued by the local Young Men's Christian Association. Count, and Countess Vallez d ? Aldale, rich Spaniards ' from Barclona, were killed m, a motor accjdtent ( ai, Clermoivi Ferrand, falling from p. Jie'ight of 25ft ' into the rivcri ■'" " "'-'' ' .' " During a recent visit of the' Carnegie Dunfermline Trustees to Skibo' Castle, Mr Andrew Carnegie placed a letter m their hands, entrusting them with- the administration of the income of 10,00 C-,--000 dollars 'of 5 per cent, first mortgage bonds for public' libraries, chtLreh #ganV or other objects m the United Kingdom. Twenty citizens of Atlantic City, New Jersey, 'have succeeded m convicting a magging neighbor' 'as r to '" &Jmm<>n scold.''She is known locally as ''.ihe.wpmanwith thfi serpent tongue," and the magistrates propose to. banish her .from the'city.,' The Royal Aero ''Club Ba* accorded official recognition to the following "British "height records : Mr H. G. Hawiker and a passeiwer on a Sopwith biplane at Brb6Rlainj|» on June lb,Mss feet; and Mr :H. 0> Ha-^feer and>tW passenger^, on a Sopwith biplane at Brooklands nn the same date, 1P,600 The first oil-&fWn '^'a'tliesbip, Queen' Elizabeth, will be launched at Portsmouth on October 16. iShp, .mil be tho largest, heaviest, and* longest battleship afloat, a»id m strength, armament, and .<si>eed will beat all records. The largest super-Dreadnoughts are the Iron Duke and Marlborough, both being of 25,000 lons displacement. — . a' A regular system of betting on flying -races' ;" is "about s to be • iiuwi^prated .at Gotha, where the authorities of the flying ground have decided) to introduce tiw "totalisatbr*-* machines, which take' the place of bookmalper* on (Jerman racecourses. ... '■ -.' ',<■■ COST OF THE' *WAB. ' I>sr Longden, the president of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, speaking at the .annual meeting 1 , estimated that the Balkiai?, war had cost -^o^™s! m killed arid' wounded, and £25^opo,VUO m capital. There had been few British failures, but ho#t* of failures had been reported from the Continent. .SOLICITOR'S; FRAUD. The trial of Arthur New-ton, the wellknown London solicitor, and Berkeley Barnard Bennett, on a charge of Obtaining large sums of money by conspiracy, was concluded at the Uld Bailey on Wednesday, .,.J?o#i pijjsioners, •were found guilty, an^l Mef^ton Avas sen-, tenced to three., yearaf pe^.^eryituqc, and Bennett) ,to ■ ejgjiteen n*c)p|hs" l|.a.rd labor..-'.,.. '.. -.-- ,!--.(r. :i .-.,. .-:,:....<«•.,.. „i

WORLD'S FASTEST CRUISER. It- is stated m the Berlin press that, iin her trials bfl." Noukrug, the new armored cruiser Sty'diitz accomplished a mean full .speedi ot 29 knots. According to one paper, tlie highest rate .she attained wa.s one knot more than tins. It is claimed that the four vessels of this class built by Blohin and Voss have, each successively, established a- world's record .m steaming. BUTTER FOR MARGARINE. The Bermondsey Board of Guardians has followed the example of many of thr> large London hospitals and institutions and decided to revert to the practice of supplying butter to the inmates of .its infirmary m place of margarine. Tho substitution will cost the ratepayers of Bermondsey about £ICGO a year extra. * , OWNERS OF LONDON. London's 116 square miles is owned by 38,200 individuals. Only 700 people own five acres or more, and 14,000 own only the houses m which they live. Lord Xorthbrook l and Dulwich College are tho largest owners, with over two square mites each. The Duke. of Westminster owns three-quarters of a mile. '. TRAMS IN COLLISION. r Two tramicars crowded with excursionists who were going to a bull tight at San Sebastian,. Spain, came into collision between San Sebastian and the .frontier town of Irun. Six persons were killed a-nd forty injured. Both cars were completely destroyed. DEAD "MAN'S RETURN TO LIFE. After arrangements had been made for a' memorial service to be held m Peterborough and all 'his relatives m the town had ordered mourning, the reported death of Mr Robert William Barnes at Vancouver, British Columbia-, is contradicted. Eight days after arrival at Vancouver,'it, is now explained, Mr Barnes became comatose, and was, m fact, pronounced dead by the Canadian doctors. Signs of life were discovered some time later, and the "dead" man completely recovered. RUN ON £3,400,000 BANK. .-- A run. has been started on the Newhaven (Connecticut) savings bank, which ite considered one of the strongest m this part .of the United States and has over £3,400,000 m deposits. The bank .officials attribute the run to unfounded rumors that the institution is m difficulties, and declare that it is able to pay onfall- .its debts and show a surplus. CONTROL OF ; • FREIGHTS. ' 'The Canadian Government has decided to send a representative to England to discuss with the Imperial au? j llhorities the question of Government' control of the charges made by shipping] companies to the public for carriage of I ocean-borne freight. The representative will leave for England on August 1. The negotiations were begun between Canada and ; the United Kingdom m February, 3.910", Hut were" dropped. . * RED SPECTACLES AND SEA SICKNESS. Bright red spectacles accompanied by internal doses of calomel form, a new German specific against sea sickness. It is deduced from Epstein's investigations ! on "the influence of color on the bloodvessels m the, brain. Sea sickness is due to lack of blood m the brain, while ;red sends blood to the brain with a tfcush. By looking at ope point for some time through the red glasses the patient is rapidly cured. SHIP TOWS AN ICEBERG. i The New York Herald states that the! cable ship Mackay- Bennett, which has arrived at. Halifax from Newfoundland,; sighted a large iceberg close inshore, \ The Mackay-Bennstt passed a hawser around the iceberg and towed it out to sea, afterwards reporting its position by wireless for the benefit of other vessels, i ..THE, LEANING TOWER AT PISA. $j A . Reuter Rome telegram says: Steps j are -being taken to strengthen the fam-i ous '^Leaning Tower at Pisa, which is inclining more and more, although imperceptibly, from, the perpendicular, so much so 'that its condition is considered to .be' becoming dangerous. A commit- ' tee has decided to' drain the subterranean part of the town into which i water from the river Arno has percoiat- 1 edj-and to broaden the foundations.-- j jealous or Afraid? | a Sportsmen are discovering that tlie increase, of aviation means a decrease of game. In districts where aeroplane Bights are frequent game birds, according to the East Anglian Daily Times, are' disappearing. It is suggested that ithe 'effect of the hydro-aeroplane, flying over the sea, will be to drive sea birds inland, and on the coast, Avhere a naval hydro-aeroplane station is being constructed near Felixstowe, good sport is expected next winter. . j THE FASHIONABLE DISEASE.. , j ": Ten years ago, when King Edward i the Seventh was compelled to postpone j his coronation owing; to an attack of appendicitis, this diease became ultrafashionable. Neuritis is the new complaint (says a writer m the. Daily Citizen). It attacks .artists, actors, journaltabs; and Sir 'Edward Carson. In Sir Edward's case the attack is but mild, but it ; is never safe^to" treat even a lights attack as' negligible. f '" It is the one disease of these modern days that may not be treated with impunity. In severe .forms it lasts for years, rendering its victim practically helpless. Only those who are highly strung learn its last torturing miseries ; the phlegmatic are absolutely immune. ) That, perhaps, . is, why it was written, "Against stupidity the gods contend m vain." ' ' 12,000,000 BAD CARTRIDGES. j ' t An investigation by a military board I of' the Dominion ' Government into the < condition of the arsenal at Quebec has* resulted, m the condemnation of 12,000,---fJOO rounds of rifle ammunition owing to faulty - construction 1 o\her shortcomings of manufacture were also revealed. Colonel Audet has been succeeded as superintendent of the arsenal by Major Lafferty, who was trained at Woolwich. KAISER'S INQUIRY OF CZAR. ■„ ) It is stated on high authority that botbre definitely deciding to go to Norway for his summer holiday m tlie second week of. this month, the Kaiser inquired of the Czar as to whether, m the Czar's opinion, there was anything likely to happen m the succeeding six weeks which would make it inconvenient for the Kaiser tp be absent.. Oh the receipt of Categorical assurances from the. Czar, the Kaiser decided to start forthwith. "PRINCESS RECEIVES MERCY. The creditors of Princess Louise of Belgium, eldest daughter of the late King, Leopold, announce that they will •wait for a. settlement of their claims against her provided one-third of her indebtedness is paid now. It is stated that the princess now is on her way to Brussels to ask tlie King to intervene for her. It was reported last week that Princess Louise' was invoking extra territoriality against her, debts, which are said to amount to £640,000. The value of her estate is about £200,000. £100,000 FINE. The State of Texas, which m 1909 "flned the .Waters-Pierce. Oil Company je3#4 f OOOV yesterday added another £100,000 to its 'revenue by an agreement with the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. The State has been suing two foe<H oil companies. under the Anti -Trust Act for penalties amounting to £20,400,---000 on the ground that they are controlled by the Standard Oil Company. It consented, however, to accept £100.---000 on condition that Mr H. C. Folder and Ml' John D. Archbold, the Standard Oil magnates, transferred 21,596 share? an, the local .companies to a trustee who was appointed to-day m the person of •Judgo F. A. Williams. . . The fine is to be devoted to the cause of education. ... PEER'S ILLEGAL VOTE. ';- There .was a little comedy m the House of Lords yesterday, when Lord Islington, a Liberal peer, and former GovernorGeneral of New Zealand, confessed that he had voted illegally m favor of the Home Rule Bill and threw' himself on the mercy of the House. Lord Islington confessed that, being a new peer, he did not know that it was necessary for him to take tlie oath of allegiance at the beginning of each' Parliament, and omitted to do so on his return to England. Ix»rd Lansdowne said he' had no doubt that the House would forgive Lord Islington, but he did not know how the records could be corrected, and Lord Ceewe confessed that he was equally ignorant. He promised to consult with Lord Lansdowne and the officers of the House: CAPTAIN'S 15,000 MILES ' VOYAGE. After navigating his ship for 15,000 miles i>Q Queenstown without the aid of

a single oilicor. Captain Charles Charleton brought his ship into harbor, a Liverpool boat, the Harold, of 1299 tons, wheat-laden. The voyage from Australia, occupied 108 days. Captain Charleton endeavored to get officers for his ship at ' Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney, but without avail, and he had no alternative but to set out on hisvoyage with a crew none of whom knew anything of navigation. He went- for stretches of six weeks without removing his clothes, and slept on the poop of the ship on a cabin-chair. His crew, with the exception of two, were' foreigners'.' SOCIETY'S £12,000 BALL. At Newport, Rhode Island,' on August 2, Mrs Stuyvesant Fish,, whose entertainments to society are world-famed, gave a "Mother Goose" ball at The Crossways, her summer home here, last evening. Mrs Fish dressed . as Mother Goose, and the guests impersonated various nursery characters. It is said that the entertainment" cost m the neighborhood of £12.000. Mrs Robf. Goelet, one of the handsomest young matrons •'in society, added to her many fancy costume triumphs by appearing as "Little Bo Peep." Her costume was the product of special artists and costumiers. Mrs Goelet purchased a little lamb, which she trained to walk at her side m the ballroom. CONVICTS BURNED ALIVE. Thirty-five negro prisoners confined m an old convict prison at Oakley convict farm, Mississippi, was burned to death last night, because the flames prevented their escape through the only exit of the building. The convicts were locked m rooms on the second floor; and : 'the. fire started on the stairway. The warders did not discover the fire- in, time to unlock the cell doors, and the entire building, which' was of wood, was soon ablaze. Tlie farmers living near by, Avho were aroused by the cries of the imprisoned negroes, hurried to the rescue, -but were unable to. do anything, as there ._. was no fire apparatus available. They" were forced to star^T around the building and watch the convicts die.

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OUR MAIL BUDGET., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XL, Issue 13175, 8 September 1913

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