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Edition: Thurs, May 20th, 1897 Thurs, May 20th, 1897
MEALS FOR THE LONDON POOR.
The Lord Mayor of London, received a cheque for £25,000, for the
Princess of Wales' fund for providing a substantial meal for the poor on Jubilee
Day. The Lord Mayor is not at liberty to mention the name of the donor, but it
is now pretty well known to be Mr. LIPTON, the provision merchant, who has
shops all over the country, and it may be added that this is the same Mr.
LIPTON, who has taken the premises in King-street, recently occupied by Messrs.
WILLIAMSON and LOWRY, and formerly by Messrs. FISHER and COULTHARD. As the
amount received is considered sufficient, the fund has been closed.
An inquest held at Bethnal Green last week the facts were revealed that the
deceased named BELLNAP had £850 left him, which he had spent in enjoying
himself; one mode wwas by getting married, although he was over 70 years old,
another was in burying his mother-in-law. When the money was done, the wife
which was his fourth, turned him out. His death was said to be due to syncope.
WALK MILL PIT STRIKE.
The workmen employed at Walk Mill Pit, Moresby, went on strike Saturday, in
consequence of a proposed reduction of from 50 to 33 per cent, in the
separation of round and small coal; they have decided to remain idle until
satisfactory arrangements have been made.
The annual meeting of the Church Sanitary Association last week, in London,
a resolution was adopted recommending the substitution of the Scotch method
of swearing with uplifted hand, in place of the present system of kissing the