Visited the Japanese village. What amused me most was the fencing and wrestling. How the men did bang one another about to be sure! They did not hurt one another I suppose for they had strong iron wire masks and helmets on and were protected as to their shoulders etc with stout leather guards.
Saw in papers today a notice of the death of the Rev H. Hughes (late Curate of Burton on Trent) at Mentone on Saturday last. Wrote to his brother W. Hawker Hughes at Oxford a letter of condolence.
Cutting from St James’s Gazette, 19 November 1886
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