LONDON, May 31.-The election to fill
the vacancy for the Southport Division of South-eest Lancashire resulted in the re- turn ;of. Mr. Pilkington, the Liberal candi- date by a majority of 583.
LONDON, May 31, 4.28 p.m.-The Japanese Government., has given orders for the construction of one third-class cruiser, two torpedo gunboats, twelve first-class orpedo boats, and sixteen smaller torpedo
LONDON, June 2, 3.42 p.m.-The med
cal authorities who have been inquiring
into the outbreak of the plague at Alexan- dria, in Egypt, have found it to be of a slight character. They have also declared the disease to be non-contagious.
LONDON. June 3.-Miss Ada Crossley, the Victorian contralto, sang at a State con- cert last night. The Prince of Wales and Princess Christian were present, and con- gratulated the singer.
LONDON, June 3.-Vladivostock, the Russian naval station in the Pacific, is to become the commercial terminus of the
Trans-Siberian-railway, and Port Arthur the military port of Eastern Siberia.
LONDON, June 4, 3.35- p.m.-It is officially announced that a new order is to be established in connection with the colonial auxiliary, forces in the shape of a decoration and long service medal.