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from H.M.S. Indomitable at Sheerness, and Sidney Alston, leading seaman, and Ethel Stagles, wife of a seaman, to twelve months' and three months' hard labour respectively for receiving part of the money. On the 28th Charles Hobbs, a leading seaman, had pleaded guilty to receiving and been sentenced to nine months' imprisonment. Only a small part of the money was recovered.
1. Lieutenant-Colonel Sir W. Curzon Wyllie, K.C.I.E., and Dr. Cawas Lalcaca, a Parsi physician of Shanghai, were shot at the close of an entertainment to Indian students at the Imperial Institute, by Madhar Lal Dhingra, a Punjabi student of engineering at London University. (See English History, Chapter IV., and post, July 23.)
At Messina, Mileto, and Reggio there was a violent earthquake shock; two persons were killed.
2. At the Alexandra Dock extension works at Newport, Mon., a dam collapsed; over thirty men were buried; and about twenty-five were killed and seven injured.
At Christie's, Rembrandt's "Descent from the Cross," dated 1651, brought 7,800 guineas; Turner's "East Cowes Castle, the Regatta beating to Windward," 6,500 guineas; Raeburn's "Master Thomas Blisland," 3,400 guineas; and Romney's portrait of Admiral Sir John Orde, 1,680 guineas.
3. The King visited Rugby School, opening a new Speech Room and planting a young oak tree.
5. The King presented colours at Knowsley to the West Lancashire division of the Territorial Force.
6. The King and Queen visited Manchester and formally opened the new infirmary.
At the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Calvin's birth at Geneva, the first stone was laid of an international monument to commemorate the Reformation.
The Civil List Pensions granted during the last financial year were as follows:
Miss Kate Norgate-in consideration of the value of her historical writings, 1501. Rev. Canon Thomas Kelly Cheyne, D.L., D.D.-in recognition of his great services to Hebrew scholarship and to Biblical criticism, 751.
Mrs. Robert Atkinson-in consideration of the services to scholarship and linguistic studies of her late husband, Professor Robert Atkinson, and of her straitened circumstances, 751.
Mrs. Mildred Shenstone-in consideration of the services to education and to physical science of her late husband, Mr. W. A. Shenstone, F.R.S., and of her straitened circumstances, 751.
Mrs. Emily Van Praagh-in consideration of the services of her late husband, Mr. William Van Praagh, in introducing the oral system of teaching the deaf and dumb, and of her inadequate means of support, 501.
Mrs. Henrietta Page Pope, Miss Annie Wilberforce Pope, Miss Ethel Pope (jointly, and to the survivors or survivor of them)-in consideration of the valuable contributions to the study of Tamil of the late Rev. G. U. Pope, D.D., and of their straitened circumstances, 501.
Mrs. Esther Fraser-in consideration of her late husband, Superintendent Fraser's long and faithful service to her late Majesty Queen Victoria, and of her straitened circumstances, 501.
Miss Grace Keith Johnston-in recognition of the services to geographical science of her late father, Dr. Alexander Keith Johnston, and in consideration of her inadequate means of support, 501.
Miss Mary Angela Dickens, Miss Dorothy Gertrude Dickens, Miss Cecil Mary Dickens, Miss Evelyn Bessie Dickens-in recognition of the literary eminence of their grandfather, the late Mr. Charles Dickens, and in consideration of their straitened circumstances, 251. each.
Adeline, Lady Drummond Wolff-in consideration of the public services of her late husband, the Right Hon. Sir Henry Drummond Wolff, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., and of her straitened circumstances, 100%.
Mrs. Florence Blain-in recognition of the distinguished services as an officer of the Treasury of her late husband, Mr. William Blain, C.B., Assistant Secretary to the Treasury, and in consideration of the circumstances in which she is placed owing to his premature death, 1007.
Mrs. Pauline Mary Collins-in consideration of the contributions to literature and criticism of her husband, the late Professor Churton Collins, and of her straitened circumstances, 100%.
Mrs. Mina Strachan-in consideration of the scholastic attainments and the value of the Celtic researches of her late husband, Professor John Strachan, and of her straitened circumstances, 801.
Mrs. Sarah E. Waugh-in recognition of the great social and philanthropic services of her husband, the late Rev. Benjamin Waugh, in founding the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and in consideration of her straitened circumstances, 701.
Professor Henry William Lloyd Tanner, D.Sc.-in consideration of the value of his contributions to mathematical science, and of the complete breakdown of his health (in trust to two trustees), 501.
Mr. Alfred Neobard Palmer and Mrs. Alfred Neobard Palmer (jointly, and to the survivor of them)-in recognition of their joint historical researches, in addition to his existing pension, 251.
6. The King and Queen opened the new University Buildings at Birmingham, passing through Liverpool en route from Knowsley, and receiving an address of welcome from the Liverpool Corporation.
The German Emperor and the King of Sweden took part in the celebration of the opening of the Trelleborg-Sassnitz railway ferry. (See Foreign History, Chapter IV.)
7. The Lower House of the Convocation of Canterbury passed a resolution declaring for the retention of the Athanasian Creed in the Prayer Book without the rubric directing its use, and recommending provision for its liturgical use without the warning (or "damnatory") clauses.
The new science buildings at St. Paul's School, Hammersmith, erected to commemorate the 400th anniversity of the foundation, were opened by Viscount Curzon of Kedleston.
At Lord's, owing to rain, the Oxford and Cambridge match was drawn on the third day of play.
8. The appointments were announced of Mr. J. W. Gulland, M.P. for Dumfries Burghs, to be a Lord of the Treasury; Mr. C. F. G. Masterman, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary of the Local Government Board, to be Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, and Mr. J. Herbert Lewis, M. P., to be Parliamentary Secretary of the Local Government Board.
8. The King laid the first stone of the new buildings of the Imperial College of Science and Technology at South Kensington.
The Jubilee of the National Rifle Association was celebrated by a banquet at Prince's Restaurant, attended by the Prince of Wales.
Close of Henley Regatta. The Ladies' Challenge Plate was won by St. John's College, Oxford, against First Trinity, Cambridge; the Grand Challenge Cup by the Club Nautique de Gand against Jesus College, Cambridge; the Stewards' Challenge Cup by the Thames Rowing Club; and the Diamond Sculls by Mr. A. A. Stewart, Kingston Rowing Club.
9. At the Parliamentary bye-election for the Cleveland division of Yorkshire, caused by the appointment of Mr. Herbert Samuel to be Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Mr. Herbert Samuel (L.) was again returned by 6,296 votes, Mr. Windsor Lewis (U.) receiving 5,325. At Christie's, at the sale of Sir Cuthbert Quilter's pictures, Sir Joshua Reynolds's "Venus and the Piping Boy," realised 6,400 guineas; a portrait of Mrs. Jordan, by Romney, 4,800 guineas; Turner's “Venus and Adonis," 4,000 guineas; Sir H. von Herkomer's "Sunday at the Royal Hospital," 3,100 guineas; Cecil Lawson's "Doone Valley," 2,250 guineas; Lord Leighton's "Cymon and Iphigenia," 2,250 guineas; Holman Hunt's "Scapegoat," 2,800 guineas; D. G. Rossetti's "La Bella Mano," 2,000 guineas; F. Walker's "The Bathers," 2,900 guineas. Among Old Masters, Murillo's "Immaculate Conception" realised 4,800 guineas; Velasquez' portrait of Queen Mariana of Spain, 2,300 guineas; and among pictures by modern Continental artists, Josef Israels' "Watching the Cradle," 2,250 guineas.
10. At Lord's, the Eton and Harrow Cricket match was left drawn owing to rain.
12. The National Rifle Association meeting at Bisley began. (For results of the more important competitions see opposite page.)
At Newmarket, the brood - mare Flair was sold for 15,000 guineas the highest price on record; and another, Lesbia, for 9,000 guineas.
14. Prince Bülow resigned the Imperial Chancellorship and Herr von Bethmann-Hollweg was appointed his successor. (See Foreign History, Chapter II.)
At Lord's Cricket Ground the Players beat the Gentlemen by 200
The submarine C 11 came into collision with the merchant steamer Eddystone off the Norfolk coast and was sunk; eleven lives were lost. Attempts to raise C 11 were abandoned on Sept. 17 and the Burial Service read at the spot. Two other submarines, C 16 and C 17, came into collision in attempting to avoid the Eddystone.
15. At the Parliamentary bye-election in Mid-Derbyshire, consequent on the death of Sir A. Jacoby (L.), Mr. J. G. Hancock (L.-Lab.) was returned by 6,735 votes, Mr. H. S. Cresswell (U.) receiving 4,392.
16. Deposition of the Shah of Persia. (See Foreign History, Chapter
At Christie's, Raeburn's portrait of Sir John Sinclair realised 6,200 guineas; and Romney's portrait of Miss Watson 1,500 guineas.
17. Mr. Bernard Mallet appointed Registrar-General on the retirement of Sir William Dunbar.
17-24. The Fleet in the Thames. (See English History, Chapter IV.)
18. At a cycle race at the Old Botanical Gardens, Berlin, a motorcycle used for pace-making exploded; three persons were killed and thirty-two injured.
19. The King received the delegation from the Turkish Parliament. (See English History, Chapter IV.)
The Bath Pageant inaugurated by the Duke and Duchess of Connaught.
20. Mr. F. G. Kenyon, Assistant Keeper of MSS. in the British Museum, to be Principal Librarian, vice Sir E. Maunde Thompson, resigned.
An International Congress on Alcoholism opened in London.
The King laid the foundation-stone of the new King's College Hospital at Denmark Hill, South London.
At the Parliamentary bye-election at Dumfries, due to the appointment of Mr. J. W. Gulland to be a Lord of the Treasury, Mr. J. W. Gulland (L.) was again returned by 1,877 votes against 1,585 given for Mr. J. B. Duncan (U.)
The Lord Mayor visited the Fleet in the Thames. (See English History, Chapter IV.)
- Resignation of M. Clemenceau's Ministry. (See Foreign History, Chapter I.)
22. At the Parliamentary bye-election for the High Peak division of Derbyshire, due to the appointment of Mr. O. Partington (L.) to be a Junior Lord of the Treasury, Mr. Partington was again returned by 5,619 votes, Mr. A. Profumo (U.) receiving 5,272. The election was subsequently regarded as a turning-point in the Budget campaign. (See English History, Chapter IV.)
23. The King opened the new in-patient department of the Royal Orthopedic Hospital.
- At the Central Criminal Court, before the Lord Chief Justice, Madhar Lal Dhingra, who had shot Sir W. Curzon Wyllie at the Imperial Institute on the evening of July 1, was found guilty and sentenced to death. He refused to acknowledge the authority of the Court. At the same place Arthur Horsley pleaded guilty to the publication of a seditious libel in the Indian Sociologist (Mr. Krishnavarma's paper) and sentenced to four months' imprisonment as a first-class misdemeanant. It was explained that the proofs had been passed by inadvertence.