SUICIDE OF A GUARDSMAN.
An inquest was held on Tuesday at Knightsbridge Barracks into the cause of the death of John WEEK, a troop corporal - major in the second Life Guards. It was stated that the deceased had completed his twenty-one years service, and was troubled about having to leave the regiment. On Sunday the deceased was missed, and on a search being made he was found in an ante-room hanging by a rope. The jury returned a verdict of suicide whilst of unsound mind.
THE EARL OF CARNARVON.
The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon are staying at Pixton - park Somersetshire, where they will remain until after Easter.
The Right Honourable the Speaker and Lady BRAND left the Speaker's house yesterday for Danny - park, Sussex, to pass the Easter recess with Mr. and Mrs. C. W. CAMPION.
FRAUDS BY ADVERTISING SWINDLER.
At the Derby Sessions on Tuesday, Vincent HARCOURT, alias Alexander KAIR, aged 34, commercial traveller, pleaded guilty to obtaining 3s from each of the following persons by false pretenses, and with intent to defraud.: -
Mary E. LEIGH, on January 21.
Alice E. MEADEN, on January 26
Bessie LAYING, on January 25
Harrick E. DAKINS, on February 23
Elizabeth J. JEALOUS, on January 30
Eliza SOUTHWELL, on January 30.
The prisoner was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.
THE STATE OF ZULULAND.
A correspondent in Natal, writing on March 4 says: -
" I have been all through Zululand, and it makes me shudder to think of the misery now endured by these once happy people. They dare not complain, as they would at once be 'eaten up' by their kinglets or killed. The mass of people would soon be put an end to this miserable state of things, but they fear to offend the English Government. What can the people think when England looks quietly on while her puppets kill large numbers of people from sheer bloodthirstiness? I shall never forget my visit to Zululand, and shall never care to go there again, as things are now."