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with cattle, by Gainsborough, 8,200 guineas ; portrait of Miss Constable, by Romney, 7,200 guineas; Lady Betty Foster, by Lawrence, 5,600 guineas.

27. Outside Cannon Street Station, London, a train to Hastings collided with a train from Plumstead; one passenger killed, twenty injured.

At Paris, Jack Johnson, the negro pugilist, was defeated by Frank Moran (U.S.) in a boxing match.

28. Murder of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria and the Duchess of Hohenberg, his wife, at Sarajevo. (See For. Hist., Chap. II.)

The Grand Prix de Paris resulted as follows: Baron M. de Rothschild's Sardanapale, 1; Baron E. de Rothschild's La Farina, 2; Mr. H. B. Duryea's Durbar, 3. Won by a neck; time, 3 min. 11sec.

The Anchor liner California, New York to Glasgow, ran ashore in fog near Tory Island, on the north coast of Ireland ; no lives lost. The ship was refloated in August.

29. At Hertford, a pageant began in commemoration of the millenary of the town.

30. Mr. R. E. Prothero (U.) returned unopposed to Parliament for Oxford University, vice Sir William Anson, deceased.

- At Freeport, Long Island, U.S., Mrs. Louise Bailey, wife of a New York manufacturer, was shot by an unseen person while consulting a medical man, Dr. Carman ; his wife was arrested on suspicion. [On her trial at the end of October the jury disagreed, and she was released on bail.]

JULY.

1. At Victoria, B.C., Jack King, a Chinese servant, was convicted of the manslaughter in April of his mistress, Mrs. Millard ; sentence, penal servitude for life.

The freedom of Hertford was conferred on the Rt. Hon. A. Balfour, the ex-Premier, who had represented it from 1874 to 1885.

After some days of warm weather, the temperature in London reached 90°; local thunderstorms followed, doing considerable damage, especially in the Midlands.

In the House of Lords, Lord Saye and Sele made a statement defending himself from the severe comments of Mr. Justice Darling in the “Canteen Case" (see ante, May 27) on a letter written by him, twelve years earlier, as the representative of a firm of brewers, and used by Colonel Whitaker's counsel in the case. Lord Saye and Sele's explanation was accepted by the Marquess of Crewe, the leader of the House, as satisfactory.

2. Death of Mr. Joseph Chamberlain. (See Eng. Hist., Chap. IV. and Obituary.)

Announcement that Mr. James O'Connor, K.C., had been appointed Solicitor-General for Ireland, in succession to Mr. Jonathan Pim, K.C., appointed Attorney-General on the promotion of Serjeant Moriarty to the Bench.

3. In the early morning, Sir Denis Anson, Bart., dived for fun into the Thames at Battersea off a launch returning from a midnight excursion, and was drowned ; verdict (July 9) “ Accidental death."

At Christie's, Corot's “ Le Rond des Nymphes ” realised 6,600 guineas ; Troyon’s “Un Sous-Bois avec des Vaches,” 5,800 guineas; Troyon's “Boeuf's à Labeur,” 5,500 guineas; Millet's “ La Gardienne du Troupeau,” 5,600 guineas. These were from the collection of Mr. Archibald Coats, deceased.

The Civil List pensions granted during the year (to March 31) were :Mr. Arthur Henry Bullen.—In recognition of his services to the study of Eliza

bethan literature, 1501. Mr. Alexander James Montgomerie Bell.-In recognition of his valuable contribu

tion to Geology and Paleontology, 601. Mrs. Phæbe Anna Traquair.—In consideration of the services to Science of her

husband, the late Dr. R. H. Traquair, M.D., LL.D., F.R.S., and of her own

artistic work, 501. Miss Edith Hipkins and Mr. John Hipkins, jointly and to the survivor.-In recog

nition of the service to music rendered by their father, the late Mr. A. J.

Hipkins, F.S.A., and of their inadequate means of support, 501. Mrs. Jessie Gray.-In recognition of the valuable contributions to the Science of

Anthropology made by her husband, the late Mr. John Gray, and in con.

sideration of the circumstances in which she has been left by his death, 501. Mrs. Annie Wallace. In consideration of the eminent services to Science of her

husband, the late Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace, O.M., LL.D., F.R.S., and of her

inadequate means of support, 1201. Mrs. Henrietta Corfield.-In recognition of the public services rendered by her

son, the late Mr. R. C. Corfield, as Commandant of the Somaliland Camel

Corps, and in consideration of her reduced circumstances, 601.
Mrs. Lilian Alcock.-In recognition of the valuable contributions to the study of

Physiology made by her husband, the late Professor N. H. Alcock, M.D.,
D.Sc., and in consideration of the circumstances in which she has been placed

by his premature death, 501. Mr. Haldane MacFall.-In consideration of the merits of his writings, 501. Mrs. Selina Mary Ward.—In recognition of the eminent services of her husband,

the late Professor Marshall Ward, F.R.S., to Botanical Science, 401. Mr. Walter Shaw Sparrow.-In recognition of the merits of his writings on art

and architecture, 1201. Dr. Oliver Heaviside, F.R.S.-In recognition of the importance of his researches in

the theory of high-speed Telegraphy and long-distance Telephony, in addi.

tion to his existing pension, 1001. Mrs. Mary E. Bacon.-In consideration of the merits as a painter of her late

husband, Mr. J. H. F. Bacon, A.R.A., and of her inadequate means of sup

port, 801. Miss Kate Babb Hearder.-In consideration of the contributions to Electrical

Science and Telegraphy of her late father, Dr. Jonathan Nash Hearder,

F.C.S., and of her straitened circumstances, 701. Mr. Henry Arthur Nesbitt.—In consideration of his services in the improvement of

the teaching of English and Arithmetic, and of his reduced circumstances,

501. Mrs. Katherine W. Grant.-In recognition of the merits of her writings in the

Gaelic tongue, 401. Miss Ethel Mary Willoughby.-In consideration of the services of her late father,

Dr. Edward Francis Willoughby, M.D., in connexion with questions of Public

Health, and of her inadequate means of support, 301. Miss Constance Anthony.-In consideration of the merits as a painter of her late

father, Mr. Mark Anthony, and of her straitened circumstances, 301. 4. Close of Henley Regatta. The Grand Challenge Cup was won by Harvard, beating the Union Club, Boston, U.S. ; the Stewards' Challenge Cup by the Leander Club, against the Mayence Ruderverein ; the Ladies' Challenge Plate by Pembroke College, Cambridge ; the Wyfold Challenge Cup by the London Rowing Club; the Thames Challenge Cup by Caius College, Cambridge ; the Visitors' Challenge Cup by Lady Margaret Boat Club, Cambridge; the Diamond Challenge Sculls by Giuseppe Sinigaglia (Lario Club, Como, Italy); the Silver Goblets by Trinity Hall, Cambridge. The Thames, London, and Leander Rowing Clubs' eights, and that of Jesus College, Cambridge, were beaten by foreign crews in heats for the Grand Challenge Cup.

4. In New York, a tenement house was blown up and three men and a woman, all foreign Anarchists, killed, probably by the premature explosion of a bomb.

- The Report on emigration from the United Kingdom for 1913 showed that the loss by migration, exclusive of aliens, was 241,997, or about 71,000 less than in 1912. The proportion going to the oversea Dominions was 715 per 1,000 emigrants, against 760 per 1,000 in 1912.

5. At Bornim, near Potsdam, five men were killed and two seriously injured while amusing themselves by obtaining electric shocks from a broken power wire. 6. Funeral of Mr. J. Chamberlain at Birmingham.

Near Beaumont-sur-Oise, two tramps were arrested with bombs, said by them to be designed for the Tsar on his next visit to France, but believed to be intended for the French President.

At the Central Criminal Court, after eight days' trial, Mr. T. W. H. Crosland, an author, was acquitted of conspiring with Lord Alfred Douglas and others to make a false charge against Mr. Robert Ross.

At Saumur, the airman Legagneux was killed by a fall into the Loire while flying

7. A statue of Captain James Cook, the navigator, in the Mall, London, was unveiled by Prince Arthur of Connaught.

- A statue of Victor Hugo, who had lived for many years in Guernsey, was unveiled in Candie Park, Guernsey, with great ceremony; the British and French Governments were represented.

Announcement that Sir Joseph Beecham had bought the Covent Garden Estate from Mr. Mallaby-Deeley, M.P.

8. At Lord's Cricket Ground, Oxford beat Cambridge in the InterUniversity Match by 194 runs. 9. At Quebec, the Dufferin Terrace was partly destroyed by fire.

The Representative Church Council (the Houses of Convocation and of Laymen of the Provinces of Canterbury and York) decided to give women votes in the election of Church Councils, and to admit them to seats on parochial Church Councils.

11. At Quebec, the Court of Inquiry into the loss of the Empress of Ireland found that the collision was due solely to the Storstad porting her helm during the fog. The captain of the Empress of Ireland was exonerated from blame, and Mr. Tufteness, the mate of the Storstad, blamed for altering her course. The conduct of the crews of both vessels was commended.

At Lord's Cricket Ground, Eton beat Harrow by four wickets.

At Kennington Oval Cricket Ground, the Players beat the Gentlemen by 241 runs,

11. At the first “international ” athletic contest between England, Scotland, and Ireland, held at Glasgow, England won six events out of eleven, Scotland three, Ireland two.

The air race from London to Paris (Hendon to Buc) and back was won by W. L. Brock ; his time outward was 3 hrs. 33 min. 24 sec., homeward 3 hrs. 39 min. 42 sec.; only two of six starters completed both journeys.

12. Celebration at Disentis, Switzerland, of the thirteen hundredth anniversary of the foundation of the Benedictine Abbey by St. Sigisbert, an Irish monk, A.D. 614.

14. At Newport, Mon., Prince Arthur of Connaught opened a new lock at the Alexandra Docks.

Mr. Austen Chamberlain returned unopposed for West Birmingham, vice Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, deceased.

16. At Gravesend Parish Church, two windows in memory of Pocahontus, the famous Indian princess who saved the life of the explorer John Smith, were dedicated by the Bishop of Rochester and unveiled by the American Ambassador.

- At Olympia, Kensington, Georges Carpentier (France) defeated "Gunboat" Smith (America) in the fight for the White Heavy Weight Championship of the world in the sixth round, on a foul.

At Christie's, a pair of Chinese vases of the Koang-Ho period realised 3,800 guineas.

18. Home Rule Conference arranged. (See Eng. Hist., Chap. IV.) 18-20. Naval display at Portsmouth. (See Eng. Hist., Chap. IV.)

20. At Fort Grange military air station, near Gosport, Lieut. L. C. Hordern, Lancashire Fusiliers, was fatally, and Sergeant Campbell seriously, injured in an aeroplane accident.

At the Pont d'Empalot near Toulouse, an express from Bayonne ran into a stationary train ; seven persons killed, over thirty injured.

21. The Shah of Persia crowned at Teheran.

22. Mr. George Smith, M.A. Oxon, Headmaster of Merchiston Castle Grammar School, Edinburgh, appointed Headmaster of Dulwich College, vice Mr. A. H. Gilkes, M.A. Oxon, resigned. 24. Failure of the Home Rule Conference.

Tercentenary celebrated of the publication by John Napier of Merchistoun of his discovery of logarithms. 25. Close of the National Rifle Meeting at Bisley. (See next page.)

Attempt to murder the Khedive of Egypt in Constantinople. (See For. Hist., Chap. VII., 2.)

26. Gun-running by Irish Volunteers at Howth; the Scottish Borderers subsequently fired on the crowd. (See Eng. Hist., Chap. IV.)

27. Announcement that Sir Jeremiah Colman had purchased Reigate Hill, Surrey, for the use of the public.

28. Austria-Hungary formally declared war on Servia. (See Eng. Hist., Chap. IV., and For. Hist., Chaps. II, and III.)

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