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23. At Sandwich, Mr. J. L. C. Jenkins, of Troon, beat Mr. C. O. Hezlet, of Portrush, in the final round of the Amateur Golf Championship by three holes up and two to play. (Mr. Travers and Mr. Ouimet were beaten at an early stage in the contest.)

A lightship built in Scotland for service on the Sambro Ledges, Nova Scotia, was lost with all hands (fifteen in number) in fog off Lipscomb Harbour, Nova Scotia.

Heavy storm on the North Sea and Baltic, with some loss of life.

Arrival at Port Jackson of submarines from Great Britain after a voyage of 12,500 miles under their own steam.

25. Empire Day was celebrated by a review in Hyde Park of upwards of 6,000 boys belonging to naval brigades, scout patrols and cadet corps, with 1,500 members of the National Reserve. The Lord Mayor of London was present, with many representatives of the Dominions.

In the King's Bench Division, after three days' trial, the libel case of Kemp v. Yexley resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff ; damages, 3,0001. The suit was brought by the captain of H.M.S. London against the editor of a paper for naval men, for libel in criticisms reflecting on his action as captain of the ship.

At the Central Criminal Court Charles Edwin Fenner, a stockbroker, pleaded guilty to fraudulent conversion of securities entrusted to him and was sentenced to four years' penal servitude. Sixteen of the counts of the indictment had reference to his dealings with Lord Murray of Elibank.

26. Announcement that Prince Oscar of Prussia, fifth son of the German Emperor, was betrothed to Countess Ida Bassewitz. (The marriage took place on August 1.)

27. At the Central Criminal Court, before Mr. Justice Darling, Colonel Whitaker, sometime commanding the Yorkshire Light Infantry, and Archibald Minto, one of the employees of Liptons, Limited, were convicted of conspiring that money should be given to Colonel Whitaker to induce him to favour the company in certain catering contracts, and six other employees of Liptons and eight military officers were charged with kindred offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act in connexion with contracts for the supply of Army canteens. Colonel Whitaker was sentenced to six months' imprisonment; the other civilian defendants, save one, were fined from 501. to 500l. ; the remaining civilian and the military defendants were bound over to come up for judgment when called on. The trials, collectively known as the “Canteens Case,” had occupied nine days in all.

An appeal by Colonel Whitaker was unsuccessful (July 2), but his sentence was eventually reduced to two months. (See post, July 1.)

At Epsom, the Derby resulted as follows: Mr. H. B. Duryea's Durbar II., 1; Sir E. Cassel's Hapsburg, 2; Mr. H. J. King's Peter the Hermit, 3. Won by three lengths ; time, 2 min. 383 sec. The winner (who started at 20 to 1 against) was owned by an American, and trained in France. Sir J. Thursby's Kennymore, the favourite after the scratching of Tetrarch (see ante, May 13), was eleventh.

Announcement that a balloon discovered in a forest in Siberia was believed to be that in which the missing explorer Andrée had left for the North Pole in 1897.

29. The Canadian Pacific steamer Empre88 of Ireland, from Quebec to Liverpool, was run down in fog off Father Point by the Norwegian collier Storstad at 1.52 A.m., and sunk in 17 min. ; of the 1,467 persons aboard 1,023 were lost, among them Sir H. Seton-Karr and Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Irving, the well-known actors. (See post, July 11.)

At Epsom, the Oaks resulted as follows: Mr. J. B. Joel's Princess Dorrie, 1; the Earl of Carnarvon's Wassilissa, 2; Sir J. Thursby's Torchlight, 3; time, 2 min. 38° sec.

30. At the Wharncliffe Silkstone colliery, Barnsley, eleven men were killed and two injured by an explosion.

JUNE

1. Wargrave Church, Henley, was burnt down by militants; no arrests.

At Somerleyton, near Lowestoft, four out of a party of five Boy Scouts, with their instructor and their scoutmaster, Mr. T. W. Lory, a local solicitor, were drowned by the capsizing of a small sailboat.

The Co-operative Congress opened at Dublin. The delegates numbered over 1,300, representing over 3,000,000 members. The volume of their trade for 1913 exceeded 130,000,0001., and the profits 14,260,0001. The employees numbered 145,774, and the wages bill exceeded 8,490,0001.

2. At Oneglia, Italy, Signora Oggioni, wife of an Italian officer, was acquitted of the murder of her husband's orderly. The prosecution alleged an intrigue with him ; she claimed to have shot him in defence of her honour.

At Weymouth Mrs. Joseph Chamberlain (née Endicott), accompanied by Mr. Austen Chamberlain, M.P., unveiled a memorial to Richard Clerk and John Endicott, who sailed from the harbour to assist in founding the colony of Massachusetts, of which Endicott became governor.

Mr. B. W. Leader, the artist, received the freedom of Worcester. 3. The King's Birthday. A number of elementary school children sent letters of greeting in their own words. A selection was published.

4. Suffragist appeal to the King at his Court by Miss Mary Blomfield, granddaughter of a former Bishop of London.

In Southampton Water, Lieut. T. S. Cresswell, R. M.L.I., and Commander A. Rice, R. N., were drowned through the fall of their aeroplane.

5. At Florence, Vicenzo Peruggia, who stole “La Joconde" from the Louvre, was convicted and sentenced to one year and fifteen days' imprisonment with payment of costs. (See Chron., 1913, Dec. 12.)

Volcanic eruptions in the Sangir Islands, Dutch East Indies; much damage to villages and plantations.

5-6. Great storm off the northern coast of New Brunswick ; about fifty fishermen drowned.

6. The “Aerial Derby,” round London, was won by W. L. Brock; distance, 944 miles ; time, 1 hr. 18 min. 54 sec. Only four competitors completed the course, owing to fog.

6. Failure of Chaplin, Milne, Grenfell & Co., Limited, a London banking and financial house ; liabilities estimated at 1,965,7611. gross.

7. At Buckingham Palace, a man who had succeeded in entering was arrested as a burglar; the crime was apparently the result of a drunken freak.

At Sezanne (Marne) a balloon just about to ascend exploded; the pilot and a child were killed, and 106 persons injured.

9. At Cambridge, the new physiological laboratories, given to the University by the Drapers' Company, were opened by Prince Arthur of Connaught.

10. At Oxford in commemoration of the seventh centenary of the death of Roger Bacon, a statue of him was unveiled in the University Museum by Sir A. Geikie, O.M. The centenary was celebrated by a banquet at Merton College on June 25.

Peace Centenary Costume Ball at the Albert Hall in honour of the 100th anniversary of peace between Great Britain and the United States.

11. Bomb outrage by militant suffragists in Edward the Confessor's Chapel in Westminster Abbey ; the Coronation Chair and Stone were slightly injured.

Salvation Army Congress ; reception of international delegates in the Albert Hall. A cordial message of greeting was sent by the King. The Congress sat in a temporary hall between the Strand and Aldwych, June 12-20.

13. The Prince of Wales laid the foundation stone of St. Anselm's Church, Kennington, on the Duchy of Cornwall Estate-his first public function..

Inspection of 10,000 Boy Scouts on the Horse Guards' Parade by Queen Alexandra, accompanied by the Empress Marie of Russia.

The American liner New York and the Hamburg-American steamer Pretoria were in collision 400 miles east of Sandy Hook at 3.20 A.M. ; the New York was badly damaged ; no lives lost.

The German army airship 21 was wrecked in bad weather at Diedenhofen ; no lives lost.

At Meadowbrook, Long Island, England beat the United States in the first Test Polo Match by eight and a half points to three.

14. A heavy storm passed over South London about 1 P.m. Three children were killed by lightning on Wandsworth Common, and two adults and a child in the neighbourhood, while sheltering under trees. In the suburbs roads were flooded, and birds were killed by large hailstones. In less than two hours 1.23 in. of rain fell in Wandsworth, and by 5.30 1.88 in.

15. Heavy storms in Paris from 3 to 7.30 P.M. The sewers burst, and there were subsidences owing to the flooding of unfinished workings of the Metropolitan Railway, notably in the Boulevard Haussman, Avenue d'Antin, and Place St. Philippe du Roule. A taxicab containing a lady was engulfed. About twenty-five lives were lost. The rainfall was 59 millimetres or about 2; in.

16. At Oxford, a statute for the reform of Responsions was rejected in Congregation by 110 to 73.

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16. In the second International Polo Test Match at Meadowbrook, Long Island, England beat the United States by four goals to two and three. quarters.

Severe storms in South Germany. 17. At Reading, an express train from Worcester collided with an excursion train from Bristol at a point where two lines converged; the driver of the express was killed; the two firemen and a lady were injured.

The German Emperor opened the Hohenzollern Canal from Berlin to the Oder, thus connecting the capital by water with Stettin.

18. At Carrbridge, on the Highland Railway, a culvert, blocked by a sudden cloudburst which had carried away a stone bridge above it, collapsed under an express train; seven persons killed, eight or nine injured.

At Glasgow, Kingston Dock was burnt, the creosoted piles igniting while being bored with a red-hot iron ; four schooners destroyed; damage, 250,0001.

The Ascot Gold Cup race resulted as follows: Mr. Fairie's Aleppo, 5 years, 9 st. 4 lb., 1; Mr. J. Ryan's Willibrook, 3 years, 7 st. 7 lb., 2; Mr. T. Martin's Junior, 5 years, 9 st. 4 lb., 3. Won by three-quarters of a length; time, 4 min. 254 sec.

19. Announcement that the Government had refused to give up Somerset House for the University of London.

At Hillcrest Mines, near Crow's Nest Pass, Alberta, upwards of 190 miners were killed by an explosion.

– On the Nice-Coni line, in construction, the Mont-Grazzien tunnel collapsed ; about thirty men were buried, of whom several were killed and injured.

Severe storms in London ; also in Southern Essex, where lightning killed two persons.

At Prestwick, the open Golf Championship was won by H. Vardon with 306 ; J. H. Taylor was second with 309.

20. At Fischamend, near Vienna, the Körting dirigible was run into at a great height a biplane; all on both vessels, numbering nine, were killed.

Announcement that a thunderstorm and earthquake had devastated the islands north of Papua ; great loss of life.

The air race from London to Manchester and back was won by W. L. Brock, an American ; distance, 322 miles ; time, 4 hrs. 42 min. 26 sec.

20-21. Rioting at Andover, Hants, due to public sympathy with two women imprisoned for assault.

At Eisleben, Saxony, the centenary was celebrated of Friedrich König, the first to use steam power in printing.

22. King's Birthday Honours. An Earldom was conferred on Viscount Kitchener of Khartoum, who continued to use his existing title: Baronies of the United Kingdom on Sir H. Cozens-Hardy, Master of the Rolls; Sir Edgar Vincent, Chairman of the Dominions Royal Commission ; MajorGeneral J. F. Brocklehurst, C.V.O.; and Sir Leonard Lyell, Bart., sometime 25. Midnight ball at the Savoy Hotel, London, in aid of the National Institute for the Blind.

Liberal M.P. for Orkney and Shetland : Privy Councillorships on Lord St. Davids, the Prime Minister of Australia (Hon. Joseph Cook); Mr. H. J. Tennant, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for War; Mr. Ellis J. Griffith, Assistant Home Secretary; and Mr. W. J. Starkie, Chairman of the Irish Board of Intermediate Education. The eight new Baronets included the Lord Mayor of London, Sir T. Bowater ; Sir Joseph Beecham, the operatic impresario ; and Sir J. W. Benn, L.C.C. Among the twenty-six new Knights were Dr. J. G. Frazer, the eminent anthropologist; Dr. W. H. St. John Hope, a noted archæologist ; Dr. S. J. Sharkey, a prominent surgeon ; and Dr. Henschel, a conspicuous singer and musician. Earl Beauchamp received the Order of the Garter, and Lord Kinnaird that of the Thistle.

On the occasion of the King's Birthday, the following Colonelcies were conferred on Royal ladies : 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars, on the Queen ; 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars and Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regt.), on Queen Alexandraı; 7th (Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards, on the Princess Royal ; Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, on Princess Louise.

22. German manufacturers visiting England entertained at Guildhall ; Herr Dernburg, sometime German Colonial Minister, was among the speakers.

At Oxford, the Rev. Charles F. Burney, D.Litt., Fellow of St. John's, was appointed Oriel Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, vice the Rev. Canon Cooke, appointed Professor of Hebrew. 23. Postal strike in Paris.

The Red Star liner Gothland, Montreal to Rotterdam, with eighty-four passengers, ran on the Gunner Rocks near Wolf Rock lighthouse; no lives lost.

24. Encænia at Oxford University. Honorary degrees were conferred on the Duke of Saxe-Coburg, Viscount Bryce, Prof. Ludwig Mitteis of Leipzig, and Dr. Richard Strauss, the eminent composer,

Alexandra Day. Throughout London and the suburbs artificial roses were sold by ladies in aid of charities patronised by Queen Alexandra. The sum available for distribution among them was 22,0001., or 6,0001. more than in 1913.

Sexcentenary celebration of the foundation of Exeter College, Oxford.

26. The King, with the Queen, opened the King George Dock at Hull, and announced that the Mayor of that town would in future bear the title of Lord Mayor.

Great fire at Salem, Mass. ; 10,000 persons homeless; estimated damage to property $10,000,000.

Earthquake in Sumatra, followed on June 28 by a cloudburst; many natives killed.

- At Christie's, at the sale of the Grenfell collection, a portrait of a man with a red cap, attributed to Titian, realised 13,000 guineas; a landscape

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