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THE MOON is near Saturn on the morning of the 19th, the planet being to the left of the Moon, and still further left of Saturn the planets Jupiter and Mars are situated. She is near Mars and Jupiter on the morning of the 20th, and on the morning of the 21st she will be at some distance to the left of Jupiter and Mars, the planet Saturn being situated still further to the right. On the morning of the 22nd the Moon will be very near Venus, and near Mercury on the morning of the 25th. Her phases or times of change
She is nearest the Earth on the 12th, and most distant from it on the 26th.
MERCURY sets on the 5th at 8h. 51m. p.m., or 35m. after sunset; on the 10th at 8h. 18m. p.m., or 4m. after sunset; and on the 11th they set almost together, the planet setting in daylight from this day till Aug. 25. He rises 36m. before sunrise on the 25th, and at 3h. 11m. a.m., or 1h. 12m. before sunrise on the 30th. He is stationary among the stars on the 3rd, and again on the 28th, at his greatest distance from the Sun on the 3rd, in
inferior conjunction with the Sun on the 17th, and near the Moon on the 25th.
VENUS is a morning star, rising on the 1st at 1h. 27m. a.m., or 2h. 22m. before sunrise, which interval gradually increases to 2h. 42m. by the 10th, to 3h. 4m. by the 20th, and to 3h. 25m. by the last day of the month, the planet rising on this day at Oh. 59m. a.m. She is at her greatest western elongation (45 deg. 38 min.) on the 12th, and near the Moon on the 22nd.
MARS rises on the 1st at Oh. 32m. a.m., on the 10th at Oh. 10m. a m., on the 19th at 11h. 47m. p.m, and on the 29th at 11h. 24m. p.m. He is due south on the 1st at 7h. 42m. a m., on the 15th at 7h. 25m. a.m., and on the last day of the month at 7h. 6m. a.m. He is near Saturn on the 6th, near the Moon on the 20th, and near Jupiter on the 22nd.
the 10th at Oh. 25m. a.m., on the 19th at 11h. 49m. p.m., and on the 29th at JUPITER rises on the 1st at Oh. 57m. a m., or 2h. 52m. before sunrise; on 11h. 14m. p.m. He is due south on the 1st at 8h. 26m. a.m., on the 15th at 7h. 41m. a.m., and on the last day at 6h. 48m. a.m. He is near the Moon on the 20th, and near Mars on the 22nd.
SATURN rises on the 1st at Oh. 45m. a.m., on the 10th at Oh. 12m. a.m., on the 19th at 11h. 35 p.m., and on the 29th at 10h. 57m. p.m. He is due south on the 1st at 7h. 55m. a.m., on the 15th at 7h. 4m. a.m., and on the last day at 6h. 5m. a.m. He is near Mars on the 6th, and near the Moon on the 19th.
REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES, &c., 1879-80.
Rayon d'Or, and the Newmarket
10. Despatch received from Sir G.
The Victoria Cross bestowed on
Commandant D'Arcy and Sergeant
Waterloo Bridge illuminated by
13. General Roberts's public entry into Cabul.
17. Reported capture of 200 Afghan guns and the dispersion of the enemy; General Roberts issued a proclamation to the people of Cabul.
20. Abdication of Yakoob Khan. Mr. G. H. Damant, Political Agent in the Naga Hills, murdered.
Fifty miles running championship at Lillie-bridge won by James Baily, of Sittingbourne.
29. Direct telegraphic communi-
8. Details of the revolt at Cabul arrived. Sir L. Cavagnari and all the members of the British Em
21. The Cambridgeshire won by La Merveille.
22. The 100 miles bicycle-race bassy massacred, after a desperate between Stanton and Keen won by
-New Regulations for the Volunteer force issued.
9. Sir Evelyn Wood and Colonel Buller sent for to Balmoral, the former invested a K.C.B. and the latter receiving the Victoria Cross.
Dewhurst Plate at Newmarket won by Grace Cup.
27. Adolphus Rosenbert sentenced to eighteen months' imprisonment for the libels in Town Talk on Mrs. Langtry and Mrs. Cornwallis West. The Mayor of Cabul executed 10. The St. Leger won by Rayon for complicity in the massacre of the 11. The Governor of Candahar British Resident and suite. received a letter from the Ameer, commanding fidelity to the British
Severe fighting with Ghilzais at
3. The Christian Knowledge Society's new building in Northumberland-avenue opened by the Primate.
5. Ameer of Cabul's treasure taken possession of.
6. The Liverpool Cup won by Master Kildare.
12. The Shropshire Handicap won by Rosy Cross.
17. Great rise in the shares of the London water companies owing to the notice of a bill for their purchase.
18. The Victoria Cross conferred upon Captain O'Moore Creagh, Bombay Staff Corps, for service in Afghanistan, and Sub-Assistant-Comamissary J. L. Dalton for heroism at
18. The Order of the Thistle conferred on the Duke of Montrose; Sir H. D. Wolff, M.P., created a K.C.B.; and the Earl of Donoughmore
4. Excitement on the Stock Ex-
Henry Thomas defeated Frank
31. Sir H. Layard suspended
on account of its neglect to comply
1. General Roberts reports that 3000 of the enemy were killed and wounded in the last fortnight's fight
ing in Afghanistan.
7. The Government resolved to appropriate a quarter of a million of the Irish Church surplus to the relief of Irish distress.
9. Fifteen executions of persons
concerned in the massacre of Major
The distinction of K.C.B. con-
15. The black flag carried through
19. Ten degrees of frost registered in London and twenty at Wimbledon, 21. Serious inundations in Holland. 23. Thirty-one persons committed for trial at Tubbercurry, Sligo, for an attack upon the police and process
9. Lord Beaconsfield's manifesto published.
10. Captain Webb completed a sixty-hours' swim at the Aquarium.
11. The Budget introduced: estimated expenditure, £81,486,472; revenue, £81,560,000; alteration in the Probate Duties; the deficit provided for by a sinking fund. 15. Destructive fire in Blantyre Colliery.
Lord Derby's formal secession from the Conservative party.
16. In the Commons, protracted opposition to the Conveyance of Voters in Boroughs Bill.
17. The Lincolnshire Handicap won by Rosy Cross.
19. Cambridge won six out of nine events in the Inter-University Athletic Sports.
The Grand National at Liverpool won by Empress.
20. The Oxford and Cambridge Boat-race postponed till Monday on account of the fog.
22. The University Boat-race won by Oxford.
Submission of Afghan chiefs
17. Explosion in the Winter Palace at St. Petersburg: attempt to kill the Czar and Imperial family; ten 9. Viscount Holmesdale raised to killed Gladstone delivered his soldiers forty-five the Peerage by the title of Baron Rectorial address in Glasgow Uni- wounded. Amherst. versity. 18. The Pope issued an Encyclical 12. Lord Lytton created an Earl, on marriage. and Lord Barrington, Sir Lawrence Supplementary Civil Service Palk, Sir A. Guinness, Sir Ivor B. Estimate for £556,867. Guest, and Mr. Baillie Cochrane elevated to the Peerage..
8. The Smithfield Club Cattle Show opened: champion prize awarded to Mr. J. J. Ratcliff.
10. Col. Pearson created K.C.M.G., and General Hope Crealock C.M.G.