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News and Notes.

•KILLED BY ELECTRIC FAN. .While at the private generating station of the Commercial Sale Rooms, Mincing lane, F. W. Moore, an electrician, stepped amongst the electric fans, and apparently his coat .was caught up by a fan. The next minute his dead body, fearfully mangled, was seen amongst the fans. It was suggested deceased wanted to examine the fans closely, and' tried to squeeze through a of ten inches between the wall and the fan. He could have gone another way. FRIEND OF POOR FATHERS. ! A number of defendants earning small wages and having large families to support, came before Judge Emden at Bromley (Kent) County Court recently on judgement summonses. The judge said it was no use bringing such cases before him, because he declined to make orders against these poor people. One case showed the defendant to be earning 37s 6d a week, and he had a delicate wife and seven children to keep. Plaintiff's Solicitor (to' defendant) ; How much can you pay? The Judge : He won't pay anything, because I am not going to make an order, and I won’t allow this court to be used for the purpose of getting money from such people. AN ENORMOUS LION. While going through the long grass at Lochard, near Bulawayo, Rhodesia Mr J. Phillips, a railway official, descried a lion, lioness and cub about 70 yards ahead. A rifle shot wounded the lion, which was advancing towards its assailant, when a second bullet killed the brute instantly. The lioness and cub disappeared, bn examining his prize Mr Phillips found that the length of the animal from tip to tip- was 11 feet 10 inches. Though the length of this lion is extraordinaiy, it does not (says a corresponddent) establish a record. In 1899 a lion measuring 12 feet was shot in the Makome country, Portuguese East Africa, by an old hunter, now residing at Bulawayo ; another 12 feet I-} inches, was killed by Major A. St. H. Gibbons in the Mashukulumbwe district of Barotseland. PUTTING DOWN STREET BETTING. The Street Betting Act of 1906 is, so far as London is concerned, quite a success. The street corner bookies, north and south, east and west, have incontinently fled, others into secret chambers guarded by many touts. Such is the impression left upon a member of the staff of the London News who made a tour of the principal centres of industrial London. ‘'Personally,' 'said Mr F. J, Wall, the secretary of the Football Association, “I hade neither seen any betting nor heard of its being carried on to any extent in cozuiection with matches played under our rules. But we believe prevention to be better than cure, and so for years the Association has issued large printed posters, which are exhibited on ail our grounds, forbidding betting on the part of players, officials, or spectators, under penalty of forcible expulsion. I may go further and say Miat even on grounds not under our Jontrol there is little or no public gambling on the game. Whatever betting is done is done secretly." REVIVAL IN CHICAGO. The religious wave in the United States is spreading. It began with revivals in New York, covering all classes, from Wall street to the Bowery, and now Chicago has now the revival zeal in an even more strenuous form. Reports from that city state that the movement is assuming remarkable proportions, and four of the largest halls in the city have been crowded at every meeting-, while the eloquence of.Gipsy Smith and other speakers has thrilled the immense audiences. Up to Jan. 11th there have been five hundred announced conversions, and the missioners have pressed every available religious worker into the revival, so that every section of the city may be reached. Every available hall in Chicago has been chartered, and the next few days will see the city under a tornado of religious enthusiasm. Gipsy Smith declares that he and his colleagues aim at converting the whole city. THIRTY-NINE YEARS IN HOSPITAL. Miss Ellen Elizabeth Carr, who was admitted to the Royal Hospital for Incurables, Putney Heath, in 1868, died the other week at the age of 70, after being an inmate for 39 years’ •At the time of her admission to, the hospital it was not anticipated that

she would live more than a few years. - INFLUENZA'S VICTIMS. Influenza was rampant at Preston in January (reports a Home paper), and ■ deaths have been so numerous and funerals have followed each other with such rapidity that local undertakers have had to keep parties of mourners waiting until their coaches and hearses were at liberty. It is some years since deaths were so numerous, and many looms were idle in local cotton mills owing to the prevalence of, influenza.

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News and Notes., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 51, 9 March 1907

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News and Notes. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 51, 9 March 1907

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