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NEWS ITEMS.

•tTudge Tindal Atkinson stated at Chelmsford that there were in all 70,000 undischarged bankrupts in England.

Mr George Frampton, R.A., is not ashamed o.r the fact that' he has made his own way in the world. In 1878 he was stone-carving, and the spirit of adventure being strong within him he went to Paris, where he arrived with 103 in his pocket 1 He obtained woris there as a stonemason. One day a fellow-workman asked, "Are you AllernandV" Misapprehending, he replied, "Yes," and there wits no niore work for the supposed German on that building. He was obliged to write to his friends for his return fare to England*

The sea serpent has nofc forgotten to make its appea rance (says a London paper). Mr Edward S. Dodgson, oi Jesus College, Oxford, and the Rev T. O. Da vies, M.A., of Queen's College, Oxford, saw it- when they were staying at Tintagel. lc was moving at a distance of about 200 yards very rapidly along tho calm surface, of the sea towards Tintagel HeadIn about a minute it had disappeared behind tho clifls that bounds tbe cove on the west, it was a sea serpent at least twenty feet long, holding its large head, wittrapparently some kind of a crest or mane upon it, aloft.

A statement of accounts of the tour of the South African footballers through England shows .that the receipts amounted to £15,571 7s 9d, of which £1,081 was received as share of gate receipts, and there was a surplus. after meeting all expenses, of £6100. The balance "is to bo ' used solely for the advancement of Rugby football in South Africa.

Dr Gardiner, at Winchester, the collector of Hampshire folk songs, has just spent fifteen days at the Portsmouth Workhouse in search of curious and old -fash ioned ditties. Judging from a letter he sent to the guardians acknowledging the kindness and courtesy extended to him by the Board and the ofiieials, he has found the place quite a "g@ldj mine." In the course of his researches he diseovefed'no fewer than ci hundred songs.

At Lobeathal (S.A. ), last week. Miss Ghristoph iiad a thrilling adventure with a snake. Feeling h snake on her skirt, she caught hold of the reptile to throw it from her, when she felt it about her necik. She let go her first tioid and caugbi hold of the end near her neck, which proved to be its tail. Having' it's head free the snake tried to ' got round her neck, but Miss Christoph nianag'od to free herself of tbe reptile. .'

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NEWS ITEMS., Colonist, Volume L, Issue 12097, 22 November 1907

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NEWS ITEMS. Colonist, Volume L, Issue 12097, 22 November 1907

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