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Men and Women.

On relinquishing office as mayor of Huddersfield, Alderman Benjamin Broadbent announced the result of his novel experiment for the reduction of the infantile deathl-rate after a two-years’ test. It will be remembered that the Mayor offered £1 to parents I'earing to the age of twelve months* children born during- his period of Mayoralty. In the district of Bong-wood, the Mayor announced that during- the two years 112 babies were born, four had died, giving a rate of 35 pgr 1000, as, against an average for the previous ten years of 122 for the district of Long-wood, and 139 for the whole borough. He personally regarded the result as ; astounding. An unprecedented honour has been paid by the ’City of Genoa to Miss Vivian Chartres, the youthful English violinist, and through her to English musical art. At the close of her second concert at Genoa she received an invitation from the city authorities to play upon Paganini’s violin, which is* preserved as a precious relic, hermetically sealed, in a. cabinet in the Palazzo Municipale. Speaking at a luncheon given by Mr Macara in honour of the Committee of the International Cotton Congress on Thursday, Lord Carrington. President of the Board of Agriculture. responding, recalled the fact that his grandfather, 120 years ago, was the first man connected with trade who was allowed to take a seat in the House of Lords. That event caused a great deal of ridicule and objection at the time; but ho was happy to say that the example had been followed, and he hoped that neither he nor his children might ever do anything to disgrace the name of Robert Smith, that citizen merchant. Queen Alexandra made her first appearance in public since the death in January last of her father. King of Denmark, at the London Symphony Orchestra’s concert in November last. Her Majesty, who was attired in semi-mourning, was accompanied by Princess Victoria, and the Royal party and suite occupied seats in an enclosure in the grand circle. The Queen remained in her seat until part of the audience had reft the hall, in order to send her congija Dilations to Dr. Richter, Dr Coward, the Sheffield Choir, and the London Symphony Orchestral. The popular little Crown Prince of Norway came to London with King Edward and Queen Alexandra and his parents. Hundreds of women assembled on the route between Paddington Station and Buckingham Palace to see him, and blow kisses and cheer for “little Olaf.”

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Men and Women., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 48, 26 January 1907

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Men and Women. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 48, 26 January 1907

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