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London Standard (Newspaper) - October 5, 1912, London, Middlesex 8 THE STANDARD, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1912. tîbn should not be realised it shall be the duty of the Insurance Commissioners to encourage the promotion of new societies whose object will be to provide for the wants of special classes of insured persons, such, for instance, as domestic &ervants, shop assistants, and clerks, and others whose requirements difier from those of ordinary manual workers. The whole scheme, in short, shall be drafted with a view to avoiding the drawbacks of compulsory insurance—that is to say, ilat rates of contribution; hard and fast, and, therefore, unsuitable scales of benefits; irksome regulations, annoying official interference, and the exasperating feeling which compulsion always breeds in people’s minds that they are being treated as naughty children Most of the objections to compulsory insurance will vanish if the work can be done through the friendly societies. The insured will make their own bargains; they will get the benefits they want; they will have a voice in the management of their society’s affairs; it will be to their advantage if the society flourishes and creates reserves; and so there will be an incentive to avoid falling into arrear and malingering will not prevail. Approved societies shall be left to make their own bargains with the medical profession, but there shall be a minimum scale of fees and standard conditions in regard to the attention that patients shall receive. Sanatorium treatment for consumptive patients shall not be provided for under the revised health insurance system, but shall be the subject of a separate scheme to be financed by the State. All those compulsorily insurable persons who, after the lapse of a certain time, have not entered voluntarily into insurance contracts with approved societies, and all persons who from time to time shall cease to belong to such societies shall contribute to a central insurance fund to be directly administered by the Insurance Commissioners. The benefits provided by this fund shall be real insurance benefits on scales to be drawTi up by actuaries. Benefits under the revised scheme shall be payable after the receipt of the first month’s contributions. Payment of the contribution due from the State shall not be deferred, as is the case under the existing Insurance Act, fend the liability of the State in future years shall be calculated and definitely made known. The financial basis of the existing Insurance Act being wholly unsatisfactory, un-t^ound, and dishonest, it shall be the subject of thorough reconstruction. It is not pretended that the above suggestions cover the whole ground of the insurance question, and they are only put forward to provide material for discussion—discussion nhich shall turn on principles rather than details, for details in matters of this kind are things for experts to handle. the division with motor ears, and obtained votes from places as far away as Brighton and Bournemouth. Our motto is ‘ Take no risks.* ” A good many meetings not wholly political have been held in the neighbourhood to protest against the Welsh Disestablishment Bill, about which there is very deep feeling. The whole system of Radical legislation is doing much for the Unionist cause. Disgust is everywhere driving voters into our ranks. We have plain evidence of it. “ Speaking generally of our organisation, matters are going very smoothly here now after the overhauling that has taken place. It is no exaggeration to say that a few years ago we had little or no definite organisation. The year 1906 put us on our mettle. New blood has aided us. We consider that we have achieved great things, and are not a little proud of it. We find that the circulation of our divisional Pocket Book is most valuable. I know this is also done in other divisions; but I would impress upon agents its value. Not only does it contain all local political information for Unionists, but opponents’ arguments, objections, and TRIBUTE TO SIR E. CARSON. MINISTER’S PLEDGE. WARM SUSSEX WELCOME. PROSECUTION INVITED. EPSOM DIVISION. CONSISTENT SUPPORT FOR UNIONISM. (From Oup Special CorrMpondent.) EPSOM, Oct. 4. There is a remarkable consistency about Epsom Division—^where Lord Rosebery re-* sides. It has always treated Radical candidates with something like contempt. It is a constituency in the very heart of Surrey, fifty niiles in circumference. It touches Banstead, Worcester Park, and Effingham, and eats into the county as far as Dorking. It has been singularly happy in its members for the past quarter of a century. They have included Mr. Justice Bucknill, before his elevation to the Bench, and the late Mr. William Keswick, M ho was one of the most respected business men in Londcai and in the Far East. Their several Radical opponents have included the following (who previously to contesting the division were “strangers in theSe parts”): Mr. R. Harris, Hon. T. A. Brassey, Mr. A. W. Aston, and the Radical “ trump card ” in January, 1910, Sir A. Rollit, who was beaten by more than two to one. But it is not a difficult matter to lose these “ safe ” seats. In this division it may easily be brought about thus:— (a) Neglect Sutton and Cheam. < b) Do not keep in touch with the “ riverside ” districts. (c> Avoid anything like a hold on good local speakers. (d)    Slacken energy in registration. (e)    Rely on the past. Sutton and Cheam are two rapidly growing di.stricts. If anywhere in the division Radicals are to be discovered there, and they are not diminishing. They are busy and have an “ officer ” in charge who needs Unionist attention. At Walton, too, the Radicals are endeavouring to do things, and have fixed another “ officer ” there. Unionists know that Sutton, Cheam, and Walton are important factors in an election. There is at present no extraordinary activity in these districts. But there is no neglect. The “riverside" districts are the strongholds of Unionism in Mid-Surrey. Wherever one inquires one hears of good work being done. At Epsom itself Radical activity is as dead as the proverbial mutton. There is no influential personage there appare'htly taking the slightest interest in “ the splendid legislation of the Asquithian Government,” or any sort of organisation of the party. Over the whole division I have the last registration returns as follows:—Unionist claims and objections sustained, 1338; Radical claims aqd objections sustained, 452; net Unionist gain. 886. The registration returns for this year will show a net gain of over 1000. On inquiry, it is pleasing to hear everywhere that the Unionist registration tKis year has gone smoothly and well; but Unionists are aware that the next fieht mav be keener now that they have lost^Mr. W. Keswick, although Mr. Henry Keswick, M.P., his son, is winning golden opinions throughout the division. He is a very good and effective platform speaker. A leading Unionist at Epsom said;— WATCHING THE RADICALS. Our Central Association is endeavouring to keep up to concert pitch all the time, but we find it very difficult to maintain enthusiasm, because this is regarded on all hands as so safe a seat. We have had to watch Radical tactics pretty closely and trim our efforts accordingly. At Worcester Park, a rapidly growing district, we discovered the Radicals were busy. At once we set to work and arranged a branch association there which is doing most effective work. Ewell and W'orcestcr Park are now each separately looking after their own affairs. In the Banstead district we have several alert associations. The Primrose League is not so active as one could wish in some quarters. In some measure down here it has been superseded ' by the Women’s Unionist and Tariff Reform League, of which there are, I think, 14 branches. The women of this organisation are a real help and a tremendous factor in our success. In that connection I would especially name Mrs. Armstrong, of Cobham, and Mrs. Walter Chamberlain, sister-in-law of the senior member for Birmingham. In Sutton, however, the Primrose Leaiiut; is strong and most useful. “ I am glad to say that our clubs are slroiig and healthy. Four of these have been founded .since 190G—Walton, Sutton, Leather-head, and Belmont. The Sutton Chib has fine preini.ses and an excellent active working liienibership. At Belmont nearly all the members are working men, and very keen. “ One great weakness, however, is the lack of a sufficient number of good local speakers. Of course we have our president. Major Sir E. F. Coates, M.P., but he is an extremely busy man, and has a constituency of his own. Mr. T. W. Bischoff, Mr. Basil Braithwaite, Mr. Akroyd Hyslop, and the chairmen of our district associations are all most valuable assets in this respect. Still, we want new blood, and I think v/e are all pretty well agreed that a system for raising speakers locally if it could be devised would be of enormous value. “ At the last election we were v/ell satisfied with the results following on our canvass and our methods of getting voters to the poll. Our village committees have in the i>ast proved most effective in the matter of personal canvassing, and we shall rely on the system, which previously has v/orked so well, to carry ns to victory again. In the last campaign wc Iiolled no less than 90 per cent, of our ‘ promises.’ In this division are 800 oul-voters, nnd possibly 80 x>er cent, are Unionist. Our ‘ carriage' schedule, therefore a most important matter, has to be continually under consideration. On the last occasion we riddled statistics every politician requires at times. In this division it is widely scattered amongst the workers each New Year’s Day. “ Another point I should like to mention is that we have found working-men speakers like Councillor Campbell of very great value in propaganda work. Of course, such local authorities as Mr. Stanley Machin, Mr. Somers Smith, Mr. F. P. M. Schiller, and others already mentioned are acceptable; but working men pure and simple like ‘ one of themselves ’ to speak, and I think it most valuable to cultivate the working-man speaker or import him very often.” In Mr, Craster M. Usher the constituency has a most able chief agent and secretary, who is greatly aided by his sub-agent, Mr. H. Williams, of Epsom, who has done real spade work for Unionism all over the division, and fills an exacting office with great ability and zeal. Sir Edward Carson has for .some time had a residence at Rottingdean, near Brighton, and he is spending the week-end there. His many friends and supporters could not let the momentous doings of the past week go by without some outward and visible sign of their loyalty. Last evening they presented an address to Sir Edward, the Rottingdean and Telscombe Branch of the Mid-Sus.sex Conservative and Unionist Association being the chief promoters. Prominent workers were Mr. S. M. Moens (chairman of the branch), Mr. William Brown (vice-chairman), Mr. W. C. Ellis (hon. secretary), Mr. Ambrose Gorham, the answers and Dr. Lishman, Mr. W, A, Smith, Mr. H. G, STANDING OR FALLING DISESTABLISHMENT. ON Yesterday’s article was on Kingston. The next will deal with the Chertsey Division, HOME RULE. SIGNIFICANT CHANGE RADICAL TACTICS. IN . In an article entitled “ Wliat does Ulster Want ? ” “ The Nation ” in this week’s issue says:—“Let us assume, as a m<ethod of appeasement, the desirability of a final clinching verdict from the whole electorate taken, say two years hence, with the full consent— for we should regard that condition as absolutely indispensable—of Mr. Redmond and his followers. If Ulster ilesires this, she is clearly interested in bringing it about. It would not be reasonable to call on the Government to arrange a final endorsement of Gome Rule from the country, if on her part Ulster declares that a positive verdict will carry no weight with her, and if she cannot engage her Tory friends to a clear separation of Home Rule from competing issues. Will ehe consent to such a referendum, if it be possible to devise it? Will she abide by it? Will she, in fact, take the line of all modern protesting minorities that when the last shot has been fired, and the last concession won, she is ready for a course of quiet acquiescence in a fair governing system? Such a decision would be honourable and safe. It would,.indeed, make Home Rule inevitable: but it would render it very profitable for Ulster.’' CONCESSION FORESHADOWED. Sir Rufus Isaacs, in Edinburgh last night, said nothing that had happened could alter the course the Government had mapped out with respect to Home Rule for Ireland. They would go back to Parliament ready to take up the Home Rule Bill where they left it, but they would still be willing to adopt any reasonable suggestion with a view to dealing generously with the minority. The Government were ready to do anything excepting to allow them to have ascendency over the rest of Ireland. The solution which the Government sought was Ulster convinced, not Ulster coerced, and what they aimed at was an Ireland at peace. NO BLUFF IN ULSTER, Peacock, Mr. H. S. S. Parker, Mr. Thomas i (irave, Mr. C. E. F. Stanford, Mr. William ! Hildor, Mr. Edward ]>]al)oo, Mr. .1. D. Slads-j cane, and JVir, F. F. ilil.'on. j Sir Edv.'ard Carson said liial it wa.- a way from Ulster to lioLtiiiLidcan, l)ut Hk-cause which he served in I’lster was the same cause as he served in England—the cause of most i the unity of the two countries, that unity which made for strength, and the unity whicJi was associated with tho history of civil and religious liberty no less in one country than in the other. When the Government, in power by the votes of Mr. John Redmond anti his party, brought forward once more those nefarious Home Rule proposals, and he was asked by the men of Ulster to go ('ver and lead them, he promised to do so only ou condition that lie was assured that they meant business anti would light it out to the end. They said: Yes, we will liglit it out to the end. The movenu-nt was going to spread far ami wide through the wholo of tite Briti;'}i Empire, and people would begin at length,to see that tho Constitution, whieli had taken ;, ears and years to frame, whicli was i'ranied under great diffic'ulties and trials, and even with bloodshed. was not tu be siirrendtred, anrl that peo{)le were not gO’U“ liiri’-tly to part with any single stone in tho fa!»ric which was now the whole source of their liberty (cheers). LEGALITY OF THF COVENANT. I have seen myself called many hard names, ho went on, in the past few days. Of course, I am a rebel and a traiior Uauchter). Well, descriptions of anything won't alter the nature of the thing itself. If I were to call a burglar an archbishop ho would still be a burglar. They may call me rebel or traitor or anything else, I care no more about it than I care about, shall I say, the Prime Minister— not a farthing. If ttj be a rebel is to long to maintain the conuecti.oa between these two countries in loyalty to our King and our Empire, I glory in being a rebel, and that is all I have done (cheers). I tell them this— come what will, having signed that Covenant, if they proceed I am prepared to take any risk. Now I notice in to-day’s paper that someone has already conmienced a prosecution against iwo magistrates in the Nortli of Ireland who signed tlie Covenant just as I did. I don’t know whether it is a huge joke or what it may be. The accounts in the papers are somewhat brief. I can hardly believe that the Government had anything to say to the prosecution, because if there is to be a prosecution to test the legality of the Covenant, the proper person to prosecute is me, and not anybody else, and I cannot imagine that the (iovcrimient would be sunk so low—they had sunk low enough—to select two other individuals when, if anybody has challenged them as to the legality of this action, it is I. They know where I am. There is no secret about it, I am always ready (cheers). If they like to prosecute me over this matter, ail I can say is that when I am brought before the court, and I am asked to i>lead guilty or not guilty, I shall say;— Sir, or my lord, whoever it may be, if it is a crime to strain every nerve and to invite every other man to strain every nerve to preserve the people of Ireland in the rights to which they were born under the Imperial Parliament, and to tell them that they are entitled to go to any lengths to preserve Mr, McKenna presided over a meeting held last night under the auspices of the Blaenavon District Free Church Council in commemoration of “ the ejectment of 1662.” With regard to the subject of the Church (Wales) Bill, he said it was true Wales had laboured long for this reform, and that hopes had been constantly raised and as constantly dashed to the ground, and they could not be surprised ii every man v/ho felt in his veins the fire of the Welsh enthusiast should have come to a time when he almost despaired of ever seeing that I fulfilment of his hopes. Well, now, continued Mr, McKenna, you ’ have on this platform two members of the Government who are immediately responsible I for the introduction and the passing of this ! Bill (cheers). We stand or fall by it (hear, ' hear). You have sent mo to Parliament now for many years to represent you. Whatever I have done in public life I owe to you. When \(n\ sent me io i’arliament you gave me a I niiuiclate clear ;ind distinct. You wished me t(‘ v.'ork on l)c]iaii of the great Welsh cause, aiul tliuu-Ii I was ivjt a Welshman, you took me as i.ine of yourselves and you agreed with ine that there are ties which bind men to«.;ether closer even than the ties of blood— the ties of common thought and common conscience, You placed your confidence in me. Ladies and gentlemen, my opportunity has j come (cheers), W'hen the Prime Minister I gave mo the chance of being directly responsible as the Minister in charge of the Bill for the disestablishment and disendowment ! of the Welsh Church I thought of you, I accepted the charge and I will not fail in it : (cheers), I CRIMINAL LAW AMENDMENT. Referring to the remarks of a previon* speaker on the Criminal Law .Amendment Bill, he said that while ho agreed that the Bill had been much reduced in vaiue, although still not entirely spoilt by the amendments in Grand ('oiiiniittee, it was throucrh no fault of Mr, Ellis (irifiitii or of liiiuself. They had made themselves responsible for the Bill, which had been introduced by a jirivate member. Let him re-asr'ure them, 'l iiere was still another stage of ! the Bill. 'J'here was the report stage, which was taken in the House in the full light of publicity, and then he trusted that they might recover their loss. They might avenge their defeat and restore the Bill to its original form (cheers). They would certainly do their utmost to relieve the conscience of the nation of the stigma which had rested upon it so long. A JEWISH LEADER. MR. D. L. ALEXANDER’S 70TH BIRTHDAY. Mr. D. L. Alexander, K.C., J.P., who celebrates his seventieth birthday to-day, is one of the most notable leaders in the Jewish corn-munit5^ He is president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, who on November 6 will celebrate his birthday by a j)ublic dinner, at which Mr. Leopold de Rothschild will preside. All the leaders of tho community will gather to do honour to him, and it is expectcd that many of tho leaders of the legal profe.s-sion will also be present. Although in his seventieth year, Mr, Alexander is still an inde-fatigaijle worker in m.any'branches of useful work, and has been a most prominent figure in endeavouring to abolish the evils of the white slave traffic. He was educated at the City of London School, where he already began to show signs of his remarkabl-e ability. When eighteen years old he was a Beaufoy Mathematical Scholar, and he entered Trinity Hall, Cam- ‘TAINTED DOLLARS.’ American markets. MR. ROOSEVELT IN WITNESS BOX. THE VEHEMENT DENIALS. (From Oup Correspondent.) NEW YORK. Oct. 4. Mr. Roosevelt was called before the Senate Investigating Committee this morning to defend himseif against the charges that he u.sed “ tainted money ” contributed by corporations CLOSE HEAVY. (Through Reoter’s Agency.) NEW YORK, Oct 4 Following on London’s lead, the stock markrt opened with a renewal of yesterday’s activity th* strength m Canadian Pacific, Chicago Milwaukee Coau men. and Atchison being moat prominent. Tti Gptiinigm was largely due to the prospectiv. earb settlement of tho Itaiian-Turkish conflict. Much w,, made ahso of tho cancellation of a couple of nullion dollars m gold engased m London for import hcxTi, proof of our increasing monetary ease. Cousiderahl. selhcg met the early rise before noon, and varioun leaders yielded r.11 their gams. The afternoon „w further with a ."ieliiiig, of , , ^ which much originated abrna/i ...    marked effect on the list. LiQuidation and fir.anciers during the 1904 Presidential came more active as tne session drew to a close With ____°    ,    especial weakness in Headin'» ahart»« anrl i ^ campaign. This is the first time that a mon. The lowest pricc-.s w- th scored in the fin! AEROPLANE ACCIDENTS. Mr. D. L. Alexander, K.G., J.P., who celebrates his 70th birthday to^ay. The picture is from a painting presented to Mr. Alexander by the Board of Deputies of British Jewfl, of which ho is president. UNLUCKY DAY FOR TWO ARMY AVIATORS. bridge, in the same year. During the first year of his studentsliip he obtained a scholar-.'^hip tenable for three years, and during the .-cijond and tliird years of his term he ob-Two accidents to aeroplanes piloted by ' tained tlie senior mathematical prize. When ofliccr.s of the Royal Flying Corps occurred at } only 2'2 years old he took a degree as a Aldershot yesterday, both machines being i Wrangler, and a few months later was elected damaged. When starting off for a flight on a to a law student.ship, tenabie for four years. Brequet biplane. Lieutenant Wanklyn banked | He was cailpd to the Bar in his twenty-fourth too sharply, ai^d his machine fell some 20ft. | year, and very soon engaged in practice. In to 30ft., one v.’ing being damaged.    , 1802 ho was appointed a Queen's Counsellor; Soon after. Major Burke, commanding No. 1 but previous to that he acted in many im-I'lVing Squadron, was about to go for a trial portaat ca.ses. In 1?90 he was elected a flight on the factory biplane, B.E. 2, when he | Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn, and in 1907 he experienced engine trouble, which riecessi- retired from tho proiesrion on the death of United States ex-President has been examined under oath concerning the sources of his financial backing. Mr. Roo.«evelt, in the most vehement m.anner, hurled what he called “ the short and ugly word " repeatedly in reply to his inquisitors, most of whom are his political enemies. He characterised as “ lies ” the statements and testimony of seven men, and declared that his accusers were levelling dead men's charges at him, referring to the hearsay evidence of Mr. C. N. Bliss, late treasurer of the Republican party, and Mr. E. II. Harriman. Mr. Roosevelt declared that he never heard of Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan’s contributions until he read Mr. Morgan’s own testimony yesterday. An effort was made to confuse Mr. Roosevelt into admitting that he conferred at the Wliite House with tru.st magnates. “ Of coursc, I did. I saw everybody and anybody. I saw prize-fighters and preachers. I conferred with the Rev. Lyman Abbott and John L. Sullivan and “Battling” Nelson, the world’s exchampion lightweight. These pugilists came to see me more than once, and I was glad to see them.” “ What was the object of their visits? ” queried one of the examiners. ” There was some question of public policy they wished to see me about,” replied Mr. Roosevelt, amid laughter. “ I never took a tainted dollar from anybody,” Mr. Roosevelt shouted. “ My pohcy has always been to give tho Trusts tho ‘Abyssinian treatment’ if they deserved it.” Mr. Roosevelt did not explain v/hat ho meant by the “Abyssinian treatment,” but turning his attention to Senator Penrose demanded that he should be expelled from the Senate because, as Mr. Roosevelt declared, he had urged the Standard Oil Trust to make political contributions to save itself against Government prosecution. “ When I was Police Commissioner of New York I would have thrown any policeman from the force who had done a similar thing.” When asked if he recalled certain letters which he had written, Mr. Roosevelt replied “ No,” and added that he had written a hundred thousand letters since his Governorship of New York in 1S99. «■i.h .ellms ,n l.rieVp.'oTOÍtio'nír'líhc heavy Government bonds firm. Kaiiroad ' irregular. The day’s sales totalled 780,000 Bharei sold on balance 25,000 shares boada LondoB The currency movement.«? indicate that the have lo.st 1.120 OOqdoIs. this week. The week’s movements on foreign account amount to:—Expo^* Gold ml. silver l.ieo.OOOdols. Imoorts-cl5.000dois., silver 210,000dols.    ' ' Money on call closed easy at per cent, bid and 5 per cent, asked. Actual loans were at 4i to ruling rate 4;, and last loan 5 per cent ■ . I Sterlia» Io points lower. SÜTer exchange easy, unchanged commercial bars are ¿c. u. . A divided of 1*- per cent, has been declared American Beet Sugar Common. V- rf I Stock or Share, (Jiocinj Bid I‘nces. B^.-smeai tJoQe. T» Dav. Pl-2V. illish-i)ay. I e^i. ' , ~ Itali \£oaey,p.c.._! 4^4-5 -.7, Two;; c.S. Loani lúl 11512-117 Xew4;s L'.'...... 113?4 ^ ^ AtdJisori....... ÍJ05» 106 lOone I PreC._....... 102U Ilo lliJis 4-Coav-t, llOla I 110 115 1111^ ißaltinior« .........| icaia j 109% oVi I oo^ I Pre*...... 80^8 28512 285^li Canadian Pacia'c'i 276 ~    Cant.üf.N>w .lers.' 375 93 Sclijb Che.--. :iri'l Ohio ...; 84l< 102 ICils I    —,995a 18 i ia’4 'Ckii’.Gi. W. 173* 341- '    - 41« 334-4 101 11334 - I _ lOSTg I - ^ no¡, nii.no,, 97:3 ¿31513 Pre:'. N'ewOrt.' 35 *1d 115>a Chlca^ro Mil....... 14ü‘i 145’i6 ; Pr. f.......... 14513is Chica'-ioan.l N.W. — ' 1853is    .............. fil-i r.r.C.aad .-it. L... SONG THA.T REACHED WALL-STREET. MR. NORTON GRIFFITHS ON HOME RULE. Addressing an enthusiastic gathering of Unionist workers at W’ednesbu^, Staffordshire, yesterday, Mr. Norton Griffiths, M.P. for the constituency, said that he did not think that the Government dare send troops to Ulster to use against the loyal citizens of that province. Ulster, they could take it from him, was not playing a game of bluff. If Home Rule was made law they would see a most bloody civil war. The Ulster men were most determined, and they would not yield until their opponents walked over their dead bodies. They would defy the wreckers of the Constitution to the utmost (applause). The Radical party had thought that they could get Mr. Redmond out of tneir path by trickery and jobbery, and giving him Home Rule, but they must now realise that to force Home Rule wo#d lead to terrible consequences. Home Rule was not their only trouble, for they were split on many’other important subjects, including the Insurance Act and the suggested land policy. It was the duty of ail not to rest until the Constitution had been restored, so that no single Chamber should have entire sway over their destinies, and to liear in mind that an effective second Chamber was necessary in order to give effect to the wishes of the people. tated a hurried descent. The impact of landing did some injury to the under part of the biplane. Major Burke was shaken, but otherwise uninjured. HYDROPLANE DIVES INTO SEA. OFFICERS’ 3IUUCUL0ÜS ESCAPE. During this week the tliree hydroplanes located at Rosyth naval base have been doing soino remarkable flights over the Firth of Forth. serif>us mishap occurred yesterday afternoon, v.h.en a Short hydroplane, v.'itii Captain Gordon and a naval pas^i^nrror on hoard, turned turtle a mile from the shore. The aviators had a very narrow cscape from drowning. Soon after Captain Gordon had begun the flight it was observed that the machine was pitching heavily, and had a list to tho right. To tho consternation of those who v/itnessed those riirhts—if, my lord, that is a crime, I I the iliudit from the .shore the tail of the plane suddenly rose almost vertical, while tlie right HOME RULE ALL ROUND. THE A am guilty. Uo your worst! Sir Edward went on to refer to recent sj)eeches by Mr. J. A. Pease and Mr. Gulland, who charged him with being guilty of heinous crimes and misdemeanours, and who thought he ought to be prosecuted. The only reason they gave as to why he was not prosecuted was that if he were there might be riots. It was the most extraordinary reason for not carrying out the law that he had ever heard. What was tiie meaning of all this? The meaning was that the game was up. Concluding, he said:— It is, after all, the ideals, the character, and the spirit which make a nation. My ideals are not different from yours. My spirit and my character I hope are not different. Wo all glory in freedom and liberty, and we look with confidence to the future, because we have behind us those great traditions and history which make us love our King and our country (cheers). Mr. W. R. Campion, M.P., also addressed the gathering. plants dipped towards tho sea. Then with a lurch the machine turned turtle. To the relief of the spectators the two men were descried a minute later sitting upon tho partially submerged machine, and several vessels in the firth steamed to the rescue. A pinnace from the destroyer Zephyr was first on tho scene, and alter taking the aviators safely on board towed the hydroplane ashore. hi.s eldest son. He was married in ISGG to Miss Hester Joseph, und his mother was a first cousin to the late Sir Moses Montefiore. Although Mr. Alexander is identified with many important institutions, it is as president of the Jewish Board of Deputies that history will speak of him most. In that caT>acity he has done 5'eoman service. His position is one which requires tlie greatei?t of judgment, discretion, and diplomacy, and it is a fitting tribute to those qualifications which he undoubtedly jwsscsses that his relationship wth the Home Office is one of great cordiality. Since his election to the presidency in 19C3 many serious and complicated questions have arisen, and it is not too much to say that hut for Mr. Alexander’s remarkable personality friction would have resulted where success was achieved. “DOWSING” FOR HIDDEN SPRINGS. ILFORD “PARLIAMENT.” EARL OF 8ELB0RNE ON PREPOSTEROUS IDEA. The Earl of Selborne has replied to a correspondent who drew his attention to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s assertion that “ the Tories cannot win seats without the aid of the plural voter, and that the campaign against the Insurance Act is rapidly losing force,” and who asked his lordship whether he was not of opinion (1) That the severe rebuffs received by Liberal candidates at many by-elections prove that the British electors condemn the Government on more than one question; (2) that the objections to the unjust provisions of the Insurance Act were responsible for several of the Government defeats; (3) that Mr. Winston Churchill’s suggestion to set up a dozen provincial Parliaments in England is unnecessary and uncalled for. Lord Selborne writes:— I have no hesitation in saying that I think bership was 3<3l. Last eveniii the expression of opinion contained in your    ’ '    — questions Nos. 1 and 2 to be absolutely correct, and I think that the idea of splitting England into a dozen pieces, or provincial Parliaments, is preposterous. LIBERALS AT LOGGERHEADS. Sir Herbert Raphael, the Liberal M.P. for South Derbyshire, in a letter to his constituents criticises the conduct of Mr. Outhwaite, M.P., and Mr. Wedgwood, M.P., in visiting the division, which they did last month, endeavouring, as he puts its. “to prove that 1 ought to be drummed out of the Liberal party because I am unwilling to adopt a policy which would cause general ruin and bankruptcy, and make this country a l)yword for dishonesty among.st the nations of tho world.” Referring to the single-tax i)olicy of Messrs. Outhwaite and Wedgwood, Sir Herbert contends that the private ownershijj of land under well-defined conditions is tho moat potent factor in obtaining the best results from the soil. He would have a system in Elngland such as now exists in Ireland, of a State guarantee fr»r the purchase of agricultural land. Small ownership and leasehold enfran- ' chisement he strongly favours. PRACTICAL TRAINING IN POLITICS. The second session of the Ilford Parliament was inaugurated last evening, when the Conservatives took office once more. During the lirst four months of the Parliament’s existence, from November 3, 1911, to March 1, 1912, a liberal Government held office, but the Conservatives succeeded the following week, and still hold sway. The various offices in the new “ house ” are; First Lord of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. F. Bramston; First Lortl of the Admiralty, Mr. M. J. Smith; Colonial Secretary, Captain W. B. Anderson; Secretary for India, Mr. F. Harrison; Secretary for War, Mr. F. Fawcett; Chief Secretary for Ireland, Mr. W. A. Ashwood; Postmaster-General, Mr. J. Mills; President of the Board of Trade, Mr. J. F. Finn; President of the Local Government Board, Mr. W. Fitzsimmons; President of the Board of Education, Mr. G. Colwin. Mr. E. R. Fyson was re-elected to the office of Speaker; Mr. J. T. Holmes was appointed Deputy Speaker, and Mr. S. Holder, Clerk of the House. The Parliament started with a membership of 42. but at the close of the session the meni- thcre wore i considerably more than 500 present, in addition to a large number of lady visitors. Arising out of the setting up of the Parliament, the Conservalive Forward Movement was formed for January, 1912, and up to dat(i the members have held 2o open-air meetings in various parts of the constituency, in addition to or-,vinisiii{r a series of lectures dealing with political sulijects, and a speaker’s training class, at which the speakers were thoroughly Ijecklud. J’ractically all the speaking at the oi)en-air meetings has been undertaken by menilters of this training cla.=s. Alderman (iriggs, the prosjiective Unionist candidate for tiie division, is a keen supporter of the movement, and a hard v/orker in it, attending on an average two meetings every week. This work is being continued throughout the coming winter session. The “ Kinu’s Speedi ” was read last night l>v tiie Clerk of the House, after which Mr. Wybrew C‘ meml)er ” for North-West Ham) moved that an address in reply be ]iresented. INIr. Quine (“ ineniher '’ for Abercrombie, Liverpool) seconded, nrn] Mr. J. F. Finn, the Unionist whip, supported. DOUBLE AIR TRAGEDY. NEW YORK, Oct. 4. A telegram from Tuscumbia (Alabama) reports a terrible air tragedy there, caused by the failure of a parachute to work. A rope dangling from a hot-air balloon caught the leg of a bey as the balloon ascended. The boy slid down the rope to a trapeze, where an inexperienced aeronaut v/as seated. The aeronaut then cut the rope holding the parachute, which, however, failed to open, and both the man and tho lad were hurled to the ground and killed.—Reuter. GERMAN AVIATOR KILLED. ilANOVER, Oct. 4. Herr Birkmaier, an aviator, while flying in a monoplane this morning, fell, and was so severely injured that he died later in hospital.—Reuter. 25 PASSENGERS INJURED. SERIOUS COLLISION PREVENTED BY A PORTER. A scriou.s railway accident was averted at Preston at noon yesterday by the prompt action of a railway porter. A collision occurred which wa.g alarming enough in itself, and caused severe shock to 2o men and women passengers. A train from Blackpool ran into tiic rear of tlie Preston to IManchester express, which was waiting the signal to leave the platform. Seeing the train approaching, a porter rushed down the platform and signalled to the driver, who applied his brakes and considerably rcduced his speed before the impact. The collision was sufiiciently violent to send the standing train forward several yards. Of the 25 passengers who complained of injuries, mostly shock, IG received medical attention. William Crookall, the driver of the stationary train, was exaiyining the wheels and brakes of his engine at the time, and was hurled between the engine and the platform, suffering injuries to his back and arm.. There was very little damage to the rolling stock. _ UNLICENSED SUFFRAGIST. THE DIVINING ROD MYSTERY. The employment by a local authority of a " dowser,” or water diviner, reported in 7’/^/’ >'^'(andar(f, revives the vexed question of their ability to detect hidden springs. Sir W. F. Barrett, F.R.S.. who has devoted many years to the close study of the subject, is unable to assign any cause for the movement of the twig or rod over an underground flow of water. The late Sir Edward Fry, F.R.S., v/as a firm believer in water divining, nnd on more than one occasion employed a dowser ” to locate a site for a well. The late Marquess of Salisbury also bore testimony to the success of the “ dowser.’’ The German Empr^ror is said i to have become a firm believer in tlicir power after seeing how a diviner found coins hidden below the carpets in the palace at Potsdam. In tho early part ot 1909, in the presence of the Kaiser, tho (ierman Colonial Secretar>-“ blesse<,l ” tho divining rod of Herr von Uslar, whose indications of where water would be found in the German South African province were singularly successful. He indicated in all GOO sites. Borings were put down at 1G3 of these, and of these 117, or 79 per cent., were successful. The experience of the late Sir Henry Harben v.-as by no means unique. He sunk three wells 00 liis estate at Horsham, acting on the highest scientific advice, at a cost of over £1000. The whole of the work proved abortive. A well-known water diviner v.as then called in. lie indicated a spot where water would be found at less than 20ft. A well was sunk, with the result that an immense supply was found at loft. In Somerset and Wales few farmers, or land agents even, would think of sinking a new well without calling in the “ dowser.” Bohemia’s health resort, Podie-brad, came into existence through the use of a divining rod in the courtyard of an old castle in the search for a lost well. Water is not the only thing said to have been discovered by the aid of the divining rod. Not long since large bodies of iron ore were said to have been discovered near Barrow by this mcnns. Some interesting experiments wore carried out recently at a large hall in I,ondon, when the ability of certain diviners to discover the presence of radium h.idden in various parts of the hall was tested, the results being, in the main, successful. 'Ihe rod in many countries has also been used for the purpose of tracking missing people and crim.inals, and is ?o used to-day in Abyssinia. NEW WAY OF SELLING MUSIC. A nev/ way of making money, and at the same time awakening the popular interest in music, has been sprung upon New York. During the noon hour a few days ago a delivery wagon drawn by one horse was seen maki&g its way slowly down Naasau-street to the district where high finance reigns. In the wagon were three men and a very pretty, smartly dressed girl, besides the driver, while behind them were a small uprigiit piano and a stool. The modest caravan attracted much attention from the swr*rming luncheon hour idlers, perhaps as much on account of the pretty girl as anytliing else. At any rate, when the wagon came to a halt at the corner of Wall-street, it was quickly surrounded by several hundred curious brokers, clerks, and other em.ployees of the great financial establishments. Two of the men took positions on either side of the wagon with huge bundles of sheet music under their arms, while the third promptly seated himself at the piano. Then the girl arose and calmly faced the eager crowd, a.^ the man at the piano addressed them:—‘"Just wait a moment, gentlemen,” he said, “ v/hile jliss Smith sings the latest song hit of the season.” A hush fell upon the crowd, a few vagrant chords pealed out from the piano, and then “ Miss Smith ” began to sing with all the aplomb and finish of an experienced music hall favourite. It was a good song, too, and found so much favour with the audience that when the girl had finished the two men on the pavement had no difiiculty in disposing ot their music at od. a copy. The windows of neighbouring offices were raised, a fresh crowd gathered, the programme was repeated, and a fresh stock sold in a few minutes. Then an unmusical policeman interfered, and the caravan moved on only to stop and go through the same routine a little further on. This was kept up until most of the district had been covered, and the entire stock of the caravan had been sold. The experiment proved so profitable that it has been continued every day since, each time with a different song. 1123s 141 141^4 18 U . ..............— .^4 23U    ............ 2^33 43 41UJ3 Pref............. 40 ^2 3di:s Erie ..................^ 37 tioU: 53&16 1C I'f i'....... 5 1 81 8jld : (rtiiiorii! LieuI 77'g lyo 144U Gr.North Pier. ...! 1431» i 134    Crju'fai ... I5OI4 16c> lo7^5 Li>iiisvii:o .........I 16.;^ lD5.i' 152^ M:r>. St. P.inl t! ,    , i'.S. Marie Com. i 1431s 160» 15738 : t-.i..........; 155 oCh 31    K„ ani T...: 3JI3 84 859ig , L’n.l Mort,......'311* -- I 45ijs \rissoiiri Pari:i •... 4 3 60, I 6234 Nai,. lu. Mr-i.lTJ. 61 29^18 i 1 Pr-'i....... 2313 32* 8J , (..-ri. 121_ I'^Olj ;ye\vi'ni’KCt’nrrali 11634 120ia 119'g Norfolk and liBij 121 119>t6 4-;0>nvt. Hs.i 116 lo3 : 132% -Vortli.-'rn PiieiUc.l IZS’* 33?4 37^16 Ontario and W.s.i 3012 • 1281'j 123hb ¡I’rnn^vlvariia......| 1243* --    Piina.(Pic'.i.)Cai., IO2I2 181 179^5 Readin'-'ShHres...! 174^ —    I 91hs . Is: Pref.......! C3I2 —    ! 9913]6 4^, Me. Bonds' 97 29-21 293is Rocic IsUnd CoQi.l 233j 32-jj 52 ¡8 |,S,>uthern............i 31’-4 89 ■ 84fi, j pr»r___________! B2'-2* 10913 1091316 5X Isn .Mt. Bondsj 106^ 11/ 115^4 I'^outhera P.iciflc.' 1121a 91Í316 Pref.............I 8314 1C3 I 4*. Bon'Js...... lODls 5I0; 455 VVabash ............; 4^2 13 i 15'is Pref.............' 15 94"^b: 94ig Amai. Copp-’r ... 911^ 92 901^ A-mericari smelt.. ¿724 £-'tl3jg    'Aii.icond<i ......... 455¿* —    -13^15 iC'tali Copper......¡ oSU 5I2 ilQU'r. >[er. .Mar— 5h —    201^'is. Pi-ef.............i 2OI4 Sl^s 80‘8 United Scaceà Sd'! 73% llJ’-2 1131516 Prf>;............. H55j 103 105116 2nlRonis... 10215 —    83*16 WestL'nion    8II4 —    — ;'livor Bjrs.........; 64 83 2731i 375 85 99's 1734 32?4 111^8 141 14134 i9i; 60Î 23 41 37U 54 ij 7734 140’s 130 163 110% 278H 109 278 asm 84 :1133t 112 23lìi 231| 41T.I 41 38 37I| I41I4I4O 163l2'l62Ti 31 ; 30H 118 ;ii7 11714 llöl* 17ò3ì,174:j ‘ 291*i 2814 3j.ìì| 3_1S| - ,    - -,    _____114 '113 130Vl7^3a iUoion PacUlc......' 1743g | i74Tj 175541733» 148's 154 303; 81 4:34 61 13 78 11634 iisia lis 12918 123:|12834 37I2 ; _ ; 125 125l4l24ì| 1021J ' 175'8 89 97 235, 3113 833s lOSiì 11312 8913 993* 5 I5I4 921« 89 ¡2 4734 65% 5^ 2II4 79>i 116 102 ailj &3h ISlji    1514 92Î4I    91ì| 901«    87lj 47^5:    46I4 80%, 781» II6I4 115% li.<sT S'TriiSK-s.-i Dtn’e.—Cali moiifv, 5 oer ceat.: Atchiiaa, 110^ : Ciinadiati Picldc, 2761îi : ilüwaukea. 112%; Loolfr ville, lS2's : N'ew Vorl£ Centnl, II7I4: Norfolk, HSlf: liçadüKJ. 17453: Sauiiiero, 513¡ ; soaüieni Paciflc, 115; Uaion i'acilic, 1743g. Cable    ........................ Kxciian7»*o i i’ iris, si^hc .......... K TliQ, si,'hL.......... C'jtron. Diy’i ae’?ip^ AiL Port Dir:o, (i u'.f Pjrrai .................. Pa.'iiic; Ports_____________ D'.tU), Eifjort to G:. Britoia Ditto, C >;itiaeQO ................. Ditto,.J.ipin ..........-............. Ditto, M •■’cic''..................... Ditto, M! Idlia? L'plan I.......... CoitoQ'ij 1 Oil, Su n ner reliow. C-tconSJsl Oil, Pritnj Vellow . P-troleum, ilidnsj la Clsu------ Pf bnileiini. SDtn lard Whito______ Pptr''!eniii,Credic B ilacccj_____ Sii'.rits t>f Tarp?utine —.......... CoGfp, Ui'.' Xo. S'rait-i To-daj. PrsT.day, 4.82.25 432.25 .. 4.SS55 4.85.70 -i 4.33.00 4.3Ô-10 5.23 5.20 941313 94:g .3. 35,000 37.003 .. 32,000 36,000 r.| 1.000 37.000 ..| 5,OX) ! 21,000 11.25 11.25 . ! 6.29 1 6.25 ,, 6. J3 Död 5-99»» ..' 1025 1025 .. 835 8.35 1-60 l.QO _ 42 h 42 ..' 11.80 j 11.55 ..: n-á5-ll.95 ! 11.70-lia8 ..i 6’‘3 ; 61^ ..I 5.Ô4 ; 3.Ö4 .. 4.14 4-14 .. 59H 59 ,.| 103-a 1031a „ 10312 93 .. 14h 145* )! 4.10-4.20 4-00^10 y. 10.50-17-25 15.5M7.25 5.''.55-50.70 : 5a50-sa75 lU ,.i 17-25 17.25 -1 17.25-17.80 ' 17.25 .1 175;-17^8 175b-171| .' 4('5-5/0 4,0-5,'0 •> -; 5L 1 ¡ 5^d- )' 1 43fd. 434<L .! 50i 5JC. BURGLARS FOILED. RESOURCE OF CRACKSMEN TRIED ly VAIN'. A gang of expert burjrlars who broke into one of the five shops in Walworth-road owned by Messrs. A. Levy and Co., hosiers and outfitters, and, after a formidable night’s work, were forced to retire, left behind a complete cracksman’s outfit. The precautions taken by the firm, whose premises have been previously burgled, wero responsible for the visitors’ disappointment. Entering by a back window after climbing over a one-storey annexe, they found their way to the shop barred by a door heavily lined with iron. After several attempts at drilling a way through they accepted defeat and tried the wall, with no better result.    ^ Then they attempted to rip up the staircase, which, according to the police is the last resource of an experienced burglar. This was also given up, and the burglars climbed on to tho balcony facing Walworth-road and re-» gained admittance to the premises by another I window which they were able to force under cover of a raised facia. Here they succeeded in cutting through a wall and lowered themselves into the ground floor by means of the Venetian blind cords, taken from the windows. The only booty to which they were able to gain access, however, was a number of suits waiting for the firm’s customers. SALE OF “NAPIER’S BONES.” A NOTABLE TRIPLE BILL. MR. BONAR LAW’S 1ÎKTURN. Mr. Oliver Bury has resigned the position of general mana.eer of the Great Northern Railway, and the directors have invited him to join tho Great Northern board. Tlio Duke of Devonshire has consented to prr-fide at a great Church defence meeting at Colwvu Bay ou Wednesday, November v/hen the Archbishop of York will be the principal speaker. Mr. Bonar Law, who broko his journey on Wc dnesday on hi.-- return from Balmoral on a short visit to l^ord Londonderry at Wyn-yar l Park, Stockton-on-Tees, left there ye.ster-day afternoon for I.ondon, journoying by motor car from Wynyard Hall to Darlington, v.hcre ho joined at six o’clock the East Coast Scottish dining car express and i>roceedcd to King’s Cross. CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION TO PAYING TAXES. raroliiie Frances Fagan, a well-known iMgiiii, re.'siding at 'i7, Rutland-court. Westminster, w:is eunui'ioned at the West Londoii Police t!()un yeiitcrday for employing a male ser-v;int, visi’ig iinnorial bearings, and keening ;i motor c;ir without a licence. Mrs. Fagan admitted that she had nnt taken out licences—she had a conscientious objection to paying liixes v.iien she was nut given representation. h’lie objected to i-jav for a male ser-viint who, though yoiing enough t;> bo her son. had a voic while she had none. She also pointed out tliat the jirniovial bearings were not hers. TIip3^ were .1 man’s. Mr. Fordham lined I'.^r aUog^ther €12 and Gs. c )sts, Ihe fines to i*'.('lui'*e Ihe cost of the licences, with iinnridoiinient in def.iiilt of disticbs. Mrs. Fag.nn th~t Khe also ohjec ted to p.'iv-iap tlie fine. The total inipi isoinncnt in default ol distress, Mr. Fordham explained, would be one mo’itii. “ I suppoBC.” he ad<led. amid lau."htcr. “that will mean 48 lionrs.” At Mrs. Fagar’.s request it was arranged that the di.stress should be levied to-dav. The Piiinc Minister stient a busv day nt 10, Duwning-strccl, yesterday, but had few visi-tor.<. He drove out in the afternoon. and la.'t night left by tlie 11.3!) train from King’s C'ross for East Lothian, wlici'o lie de.livers a I>oliticHl spoech to-night. Mr. Astiuilh will return to town at the beginning of the week. THE CAST AT TUE DUKE OF YORK'S THEATRE. The following are the artists for the friple bill wl-.ich is to be presented at the Duke of York’s Tlieatre on Monday week ; — ovnRRui.r.n. Deruonstraticn, liy Born.^rd Rh;:?r. Mr?. .luTo .................................Ati.:s Miriasti i.expa. Grc?->ry l.unn ...............................M.-. Cla’idn Kin*. Siblhorne Juno ............Mr. Adolphu« Vane Tempcjt. Mis. Lr.nn ...........................Miss Gerildine Ollifip. Scene:—sitting-room in a s?aport hctol. Period; — Yesterday ni^ht. THE WIDOW OF WASDALi: RHAD. A Fantasy, bv Arthur Pinero. Sir Jnlin Hiinslct ...........................A. F. Ans.^n. Mr. Kdwirtl Fano .........................Mr. Vernt'a Steel. Tubr.l la servant in the inni ..........Mr. Willio Wardr. Reubrn (Si' John's man) ............Mr. J. WoodAll Birdo. Tho Visitor ......................................Mr. Fr<.'fl Kerr. .Mrs. Jesrcond ...........................Miss Margery Afaude. S«ene;--.\ loom in an inn at Wasdalc iltid, in Cumber-laud. Time: —In the reign of Geerga III. ROSALIND. A Comedy, by J. M. Barrie. Mrs. Paie ..............................Mijs Irene Vanbrugh. Charic'-,, her friend ....................Mr. Donald Calthrop. Mrs. Qiiic’klv ................................Misd Helen Haye. Srcnc:—Far from London. The first calculating machine ever invented is to bo put on the market shortly by Messrs. Sotheby. This parent of the modern slide-rule is known as “ Napier’s Bones.” It was the device of John Napier, Baron of Merchis-ton, who invented the present notation of deci-nial fractions and the canon of logarithms. He was a friend of Kepler, and his system of h'garithms contributed greatly to astronomical (lii,co\'ery, geotiictry, and practical navigation. “ Napier’s Bones ” are wooden and metal numbering rods, and by maniiiulating them in conjunction with some numbered metal plates a calculator was able to add. subtract, divide, land tnultiply large numbers with much greater speed than the unassisted brain allowed. I'jipt'rj1:1 iir 1) ......... I'ltto L>jo. dclls-nrj______ 'Tr.iin, stiaoierj to 1,1 ■•erp.xii, P'i- b'jshcl...............; FreHrlic, (iraii, srnaaierj to' London. H’j:hel ........... Freiiiht,Cj:£o.i, to LIvaiTpool * Ex ii7. t Bid, 193 astjd. : Phlladelp'aia. — ?itrii»uji. UrJ whits, 3.55. H»« Ofle.ia'i.-Cjcron, Miiiii.ig, 111a- Savaauali. —Spirltt « Tarijentiiie, 53'4-3’J. Wheat opened steady, and rose on coverias. ti« declined under bearish cablc3, but eocn moyea np asam ovving to large sea.board clearances, tiie cash nosition, and the reported poor quiiliiy of wn«« at Winnipes- Commiasion houses were buymff, ua the market closed sirons at Irc. rise. Spot nim-Ninety boatloads were engaged to-day for experw Flour firm, 10 points up. Sales, luiurei, S0j,000 bushot^    ^ To-div ............................. i4v;ou3-l.'y ...............-...... - 9314 102s* Corn futuies nominal. Six)t firm. Export eng**** ™^Lard^ Cash market strong; prime Western aai middle West 15 points up.    . „ „ Coflee opened steady. 1 to 4 points np. on f»Tow able Cable., coming to hand then cember took place. Bullish Brazilian crop news ^ter wards inducad covering of shorts.    ^ progress late, and th« market closed barely ste*dy »t 0 to 4 points lo3S. Spot steady, unchanoca. iprll. 13^^^14.CO 14.03 14.00 14-06 14.11 14.11 14.12 14.12 lXa"iicl’r4.07 14.06 14.10 14.15 1417    I*« Tivday—July. 14.13: Aug., 14-13 : Sepi., 14-13 Cotton opened steady at 2 higher on better cables, the improved spot sitaatiM. spot houses buying, and shorts    een*r*l proved weather forecast started reaLsin», B buying resulted from fears of » Gulf *’9™’ market closed firm at 8 to ^9 Spot quiet, unchanired. i^ew Orleans spot u unaltered. C-t. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. AprlL May. J«n«. Todav —    _    11 oti — la:^ 10.87 11.07 11.C4 11.10 11.17 -I’rcviDas dav—    n 07 — 10.59 10.72 10.9?. 10.35 10.91 lC-93 “ T(vdiv—July, 11-30 : Ansust 11--3 Cottonseed oil firm; summer yellow, cember option. 4 points up. Petroleum. rtnn^.Q^ Tallow steady. Sugar steady. Iron fa™- ,, 5 points up to 5 down. Copper: Spot aai-. SAN FRANCISCO. *• Thft week’s expor*9 from the Pacific Coast »w followsFlour to J^pan 99 0^- ^o v*no““^^^ 7000 barrels' wheat, lo the tinited iN.ii’-wom i ’ and to Japan 17,000; barley, to miscellaneoui po 198,000 bushels.    WINNIPEG, Oct ■Wbe-^t firm l^c. np; December, 86i. Oats ic hi-her ^ ewinber" 54{-. Wheat csrlot i^eipU. No. 1 Yard nil, yesterday l; No. 697, yesterday 491.    CHICAGO, Oct. *; Wheat opened barely steady at ic. decline,, clo«a* .trong, 1-ic. hiiiher. To-dav..................... ^0^3 92 96% 94 Previous drxv........................^0 j f ^ , j fir«. Corn opened steady, unchanged, and ?lo^d firj un. except October, which aeclmed Oct. M.1V. .Tilly. 6614 533* 5234 55 6613 52*8 52 Is 52^1 to -¡c. up. I'e*'. Mir. Jn!r. 32I2 3434 34-’i 5LU 32 34^i - DISOBEDIENT GIRL'S TRAGIC FATE, j Tho t:;ir(lc:irrs at Hampton Court Palace C'lar- \ (ieiis yi-.itorday cojninenced th>e r('>noval of the ; pliuit.s from the Hower beds, in preparation for the autumn bedding out. All the surplus pl.Tnts will be uiven away to the poor of the district. ,\t the inciucst at Micklcham. r.i^ar Dorking, yesterday on Sybil Irene H.^slet^ aged four aiui a-half years, tho daughter uf a I^ondoii solicitor, the nurse said that sh.e was ordered bv her mistress to i)ut the ciiild to bed as a i)imishment for rudeness. An hour later the ehild partly dressed herself and went downstairs. Mrs. Haslett then told the witness to take her back again and lock the door. Sul)-sequently the room v.as found to bo on fire aiul th.o girl received s'ich injuries that death occuired. I'he nurse admitted that she loft a box of matches on a pedestal near tlie bed. On behalf of ^[rs. Haslett tho statement of the nurse as to in.-tructions to lock the door v.as denied. lieturning a verdict of accidentAl death, the jury exprcssGd sympathy with Mr. and Mrs. Haslett. ■^C. to ^c. up. under realising To-day........... P.'-cvi itn d:iy - To-d.iy.............. Vrevi.nii d;iy ..... Lard 15 to 20 pointa up. (,'ct. f)ec. Jan. T.xiiir ......... 11.47^2 11.22^3 10.9712 Vreviotuduy.. 11.321a 11.02’-o 10.85 10.40 Pork 17-i to 35 points higher. Uccoint», Westora Cftle.î, 52.000: l:ist yeir, 55,030- Nov. .Tan.    , To-d;iv ......... l;%8’la - 19.3715 Previous d^y.. 15. 35 — 19.0212 13.70 Ribs 13 to 12i points dearer. Oct. Ji<n. T.vday........................... 10.75 10-25 Previou«^ «lay.................. 10.50 10.12iy Bacon firm at 12i to 15 points advance firm, and 5 to 10 points higher. a.^ceipt,-;. 13.000: Kvstyjaf. 16,000.    ,, ^ B icon,Snort !llb Sides. I,lirlic Hiv-f:.    , ^ ufirti. Urysaltcit Lo»sfi.    liUh. ToHlny ...... 10.2.V10.9T ... 8.50 9.^5 - Prov. day... 10.12i-.75... a40 9.20 - o.oa 9..J DAILY GRAl.V .MOVEMKN'Ti (hi t';)unn l-o! I.,, . ■ S;i;nt'! I    | : Io-(iay.    >oison. Mir. lC-07> 9.95 HoS» WKSir. RccMpts—M>.st Points... >1469 Do. .\tlanM: Port-    476 Clcarapce? dj.    538 .Mat/i:. : Rei^lpts—Wt'sc Points...    535 Ü0. Atlantic Portsl    44 Claarucoi do. I    — 1163 2-15 23 62 12-■'.963 42, .02 25,9^6; 43.947, 4.005,■ 7301 9Ô.CÎ1 32.162 22,741 42.569 9.753 7.940 ;