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22. House of Commons: Discussion! on Mr. Bradlaugh's conduct. Sir Stafford Northcote moved that Mr. Bradlaugh be expelled; carried by 297 to 80, and a new writ was issued for Northampton.
-Michael Davitt, a convict in Portland Prison, returned unopposed as member for Meath, in the room of Mr. A. M. Sullivan.
25. Electric Exhibition opened at the Crystal Palace.
27. Shocking outrage in Feakle, county Clare; a farmer shot, one son murdered and another stabbed.
28. House of Commons: Motion by the Attorney-General declaring Michael Davitt's election for Meath void, he being disqualified from sitting in the House, carried after discussion by 208 to 20.
Meeting held at St. James's Palace, under the presidency of the Prince of Wales, for the establishment of a Royal College of Music.
- Great Nihilist trial closed at St. Petersburg; ten prisoners, including one woman, sentenced to death, and several to various terms of penal servitude.
2. As the Queen, accompanied by Princess Beatrice, was entering her carriage at Windsor station, on returning from London, she was fired at by a man named Roderick Maclean, who was at once arrested. Neither her Majesty nor any one injured.
Northampton Election: Mr. Bradlaugh re-elected by 3437 votes, against 3305 recorded for Mr. Corbett, 3. Refusal of Mr. Forster to give evidence before the Select Committee of the House of Lords on the Irish Land Act.
22. Celebration of the eighty-fifth The Two Thousand Guineas won Cavendish and Mr. Burke, in ad-
23. House of Commons: On the Royal Message relating to the marriage of the Duke of Albany being read, Mr. Gladstone moved a grant to his Royal Highness of £10,000 a year, in addition to his present income of £15,000, and fixing the allowance to the Princess Helen during widowhood at £6000 a year.
Colonel Fred. Burnaby crossed the Channel in a balloon from Dover, landing at Caen, having been eight hours in the air.
24. The African elephant Jumbo, after exciting much public interest for several weeks, finally shipped to New York.
28. Joseph McMahon, van driver, murdered in Dublin by members of a secret society; important arrests.
Carnarvon Election: Jones Parry (L.), 1441; Sorton Parry (L.), 596.
Important meeting of medical men and others to form an Association for the advancement of Medical Research.
30. Mr. J. E. Herbert, of Castleisland, county Kerry, landlord and agent, shot dead near his house.
2. Mrs. H. J. Smythe, of Dublin, while driving home from church with her brother-in-law, Mr. W. B. Smythe, and Lady Harriet Monck, shot dead near Collinstown. Attempt to blow up the William-street Police Barracks, Limerick, by means of a bomb.
27. Marriage of Prince Leopold,
28. Resignation announced of the
The One Thousand Guineas won by Mr. W. S. Crawfurd's St. Marguerite.
3. East Cornwall Election: Acland 6. Lord Frederick Cavendish and (L.), 3720; Tremayne (C.), 3519. Mr. Thomas A. Burke, Under-SecreDiscovery of the bullet which the Oxford and Cambridge Boat-tary, stabbed to death while walking assassin Maclean tired at the Queen, race on Saturday; Oxford won by in Phoenix Park, Dublin. Great excitement throughout the ten lengths; time 20 m. 12 sec. country in consequence of the out- Publication of the Government rage; messages of congratulation bill dealing with the corrupt upon her Majesty's escape, from the boroughs: -Gloucester, Macclesfield, United States and European nations. and Sandwich to be disfranchised; 6. House of Lords: Address moved writs for Boston, Canterbury, Chester, by Earl Granville and seconded by and Oxford to be suspended during the Marquis of Salisbury, expressing the present Parliament; writ to be horror and indignation at the attempt issued for Knaresborough. made upon her Majesty's person.
House of Commons: Sir Stafford Northcote moved that the resolution of Feb. 7 be affirmed, and that Mr. Bradlaugh be not allowed to take the oath on his re-election for Northampton; motion carried by 257 to
Servia proclaimed a kingdom; Prince Milan assumed the title of King Milan I.
7. Malmesbury Election: Colonel Miles (C.), 491; Mr. Luce (L.), 435. 9. House of Commons: Debate on Mr. Gladstone's vote of censure on the Lords; carried by 303 to 235.
10. Presentation to the Queen, at Windsor, of the joint address of the two Houses of Parliament on her Majesty's happy escape from the attempt on her life.
12. Archbishop McCabe of Dublin created Cardinal.
13. Supplement to the Gazette published containing a letter from the Queen to the people stating how deeply she was touched by the outburst of loyalty called forth by the recent attempt upon her life from all classes and all parts of the Empire, for which she conveys her warmest and most heartfelt thanks.
Match for the Sculling Championship of the World and £1000, rowed on the Tyne, and won by Hanlan, of Toronto, who beat Boyd, of Middlesborough..
9. Dante Gabriel Rossetti died, aged fifty-four.
10. Volunteer review at Portsmouth; about 22,000 volunteers and 3000 regulars under arms.
Release of Mr. Parnell from Kil-
12. International Fisheries Exhi-
19. Roderick Maclean tried, at
City and Suburban Handicap
Mr. Parnell surrendered at Kil-
A tenant farmer, named Brady, shot dead at Ballinalee, in the county of Longford.
25. Mr. E. J. Stanley (C) returned, unopposed, for West Somerset, in the room of Major Vaughan Lee, resigned.
20. Murderous outrages reported from Ireland; a sub-inspector and a 26. Arrival of the King and Queen land agent shot. of the Netherlands as guests at 21. A message from the Queen Windsor during the Royal marriage submitted to both Houses of Parlia- festivities; the Order of the Garter ment on the subject of a suitable conferred on the King; presentation provision for Prince Leopold on his of a wedding gift to Princess Helen marriage. by the Corporation of Windsor.
Meetings held throughout the country to express indignation at the assassination of the Irish Secretaries. 9. Mr. G. O. Trevelyan accepted the Chief Secretaryship for Ireland. £10,000 offered for the assassins.
Several arrests in connection with the Dublin murders; the men were, however, eventually discharged.
10. The Queen received a deputation from the Grand Lodge of Freemasons, when the Prince of Wales presented an address in reference to the recent attack on her Majesty's life.
Review of troops by the Queen at Aldershott. Mr. John Holms appointed Secretary to the Board of Trade, in place of the Hon. Evelyn Ashley.
Cricket match between Oxford University and the Australian team, victory of the latter by nine wickets. 17. Eclipse of the Sun; important observations made by British, French, and Italian astronomers in Egypt.
18. The Duke of Edinburgh formally opened the new Eddystone lighthouse.
British and French squadrons left Suda Bay for Alexandria. 19. North-West Riding Election, declaration of the poll: Holden (L.),, 9892; Hardy (C.), 7865.
Announced that a baronetcy had been conferred on the Lord Mayor (Alderman Ellis) in connection with the visit of the Queen to Epping Forest on the 13th inst. to declare the forest free for the use of the public for ever.
21. A dead-heat was run for the French Derby by Count Lagrange's Dandin and M. Ephrussi's St. James.
22. The new bell, "Great Paul," for St. Paul's Cathedral, weighing seventeen tons, cast at Loughborough, arrived at its destination, after having been eleven days on the journey of 112 miles.
The St. Gothard Railway
23. Two days' match between the Australians and the Orleans Club at Twickenham resulted in a draw, the former having scored 75 and 240 in two innings, with one wicket to go down, or a total of 315, to 271 made by the Orleans Club in their first innings.
24. The Derby won by the Duke of Westminster's Shotover; Quicklime, 2; Sachem, 3.
25. Ultimatum presented to the Egyptian Government by the diplomatic agents of England and France demanding the exile of Arabi Pasha and two other leaders of the military party.
26. Rev. Ernest Wilberforce, Canon of Winchester, appointed to the new Bishopric of Newcastle.
The Select Committee on Electric Lighting recommended that the 11. House of Commons; Sir W. business of Electric Lighting ComHarcourt moved the first reading of panies should be secured to them for a Bill for the Prevention of Crime in fifteen years, and at the expiration Ireland, providing for the partial of that time their plant may be taken abolition of trial by jury; giving over by the local authorities without additional powers to the police to compensation for future profits. search for arms, and to arrest people 28. Demonstration of Egyptian found prowling at night and unable officers in favour of Arabi Pasha; to give a satisfactory account of his reappointment by the Khedive as themselves; reviving the Alien Minister of War. Act, with power to arrest strangers Archbishop McCabe enthroned and remove those dangerous to the as Cardinal at Dublin. public safety; summary punishment 29. Mr. Justice Bowen appointed for incitement to crime, membership Lord Justice of Appeal in the room of secret societies, aggravated of Sir John Holker, and Mr. Justice assaults on the police and process- Fitzgerald, of the Queen's Bench servers, and intimidation; power to Division, Ireland, a Lord of Appeal suppress seditious publications, to in Ordinary. compel the attendance of witnesses, and to levy compensation on the district for murders and maiming,
the M.C.C. scoring 266 and 187 runs respectively, the innings closing for 543.
4. Bruce won the Grand Prix de Paris: Fenelon, 2; Alhambra, 3.
5. The Khedive communicated to Arabi Pasha a telegram from the Sultan, warning him against continuing military preparations.
6. The Ascot Gold Vase won by Mr. Lefevre's Tristan; the Prince of Wales's Stakes by Lord Bradford's Quicklime, and the Ascot Stakes won by Lord Bradford's Retreat.
7. Mr. Gerard's Sweetbread won the Ascot Hunt Cup, Edensor 2, Peine de Coer colt, 3; Shotover won the Ascot Derby.
8. Mr. Walter Bourke, of Rahassan, county Galway, and Corporal Wallace, of the Dragoon Guards, who was acting as his escort, shot dead near Gort.
Arrival of the Turkish Commis|sioners at Cairo and reception by the Khedive.
Garibaldi buried in the cemetery at Caprera.
Mr. J. R. Keene won the Ascot Gold Cup with Foxhall, Faugh-aBallagh 2, Petronel 3.
9. Several outrages reported from Ireland; three farmers in different parts of the south and west shot and severely injured by order of the Land | League.
A reward of £2000 offered by the Government for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderers of Mr. Bourke and Corporal Wallace.
11. Serious outbreak at Alexandria, directed against Europeans; Mr. Pibworth, engineer of the Superb, killed; Mr. Cookson, the English Consul, and about 250 Europeans badly wounded.
13. The Khedive and Dervish Pasha left Cairo for Alexandria. Exodus of Europeans continuing.
that the "urgency" resolution of Feb. 8, 1881, be revived, which was carried by 259 to 31.
4. House of Lords: Duke of Argyll moved Parliamentary Oaths (1866) Amendment Bill for the abolition of the Parliamentary oath; rejected by 138 to 62.
- House of Commons: Prevention of Crime Bill declared "urgent" by 402 to 19.
6. Admiral Seymour sent an ultimatum to the Egyptian Government if the arming of the forts was not at once stopped he should open fire; British subjects ordered to leave Alexandria.
10. House of Commons: Lords Amendments to the London Riverside Fish Market Bill rejected without a division.
Sir Beauchamp Seymour notified the Egyptian Government that unless the forts were surrendered within twenty-four hours he would open fire upon them.
11. Admiral Sir Beauchamp Seymour opened fire at seven a m. on the forts at Alexandria, with the fleet under his command. The fire was returned by the forts, and the bombardment was continued for several hours, by which time the forts were nearly all silenced. A landing party blew up the guns in Fort Meks. British loss, five killed and twenty-seven wounded. Several of the ships hit, but none disabled.
13. During the night of the 12th Alexandria was seen from the fleet to be in flames. The troops on landing found the forts and town almost deserted, convicts set free, who, together with Bedouins, had fired and pillaged the town and massacred a number of Europeans, Arabi having retired with his forces.
14. Mr. Bright's resignation announced.
The New Coercion Act came into force in Ireland; numerous counties and towns proclaimed.
Khedive found in the Ramleh Palace in danger from the troops left by Arabi to watch him.
14. Sir Edward Malet left Cairo for Alexandria, and an Agent of the | Sultan arrived there from Constantinople. The Khedive and Dervish Pasha telegraphed to the Porte to 17. House of Commons: Exsend 18,000, troops; panic in Alex-planation by Mr. Bright of his reason andria. for resigning office. Arreurs Bill in 16. Panic in Egypt continuing; Committee; amendment by Mr. the wealthy Arabs leaving the Stanhope on clause 9, charging the country, in addition to Europeans; liabilities under the Act on the Irish industries brought to a standstill by Church Temporalities Fund and the the departure of officials of com- Consolidated Fund; amendment remercial companies. jected by 243 to 173.
17. Thomas Walsh, arrested in connection with the seizure bythe police in a stable in Rydon-crescent, Clerkenwell, of 400 stand of rifles, 25 cases of revolvers, several kegs of powder, and 100.000 rounds of ammunition. Military precautions taken against a rising in Ireland and Fenian outrages in England.
22. House of Commons: Mr. Bradlaugh claime his right to present a petition, but the Speaker decided he was not competent, and requested him to withdraw, which he did.
28. Renewed outrages in Ireland; a caretaker named Ushell, Tralee, shot dead.
Several arrests made in Ireland under the new Coercion Act.
Gradual restoration of order in Alexandria; 1200 marines landed, Arabi remaining intrenched at KafrDowar.
18. The Queen's Prize at Wimbledon won by Sergeant Lawrence, of the 1st Dumbarton.
The body of the Earl of Craw
ford and Balearres, stolen from family vault at Dunecht in 1881, discovered buried in a wood near Dunecht House.
20. House of Lords: Motion by Lord Salisbury for an address praynearing her Majesty not to assent to the proposed statute for the University of Oxford concerning the nomination of examiners negatived by 70 to 57.
Inter-University Cricket Match at Lord's resulted in the victory of Cambridge by seven wickets.
-The Northumberland Plate won by Mr. Bragg's Victor Emanuel.
29. Mr. J. H. Blake, agent to the Marquis of Clanricarde, and his servant, Keane, shot dead on a car near Loughrea John McCausland, of Belfast, killed with a seythe and his servant seriously injured.
30. Charles Guiteau hanged at
Washington for the murder
24. House of Commons: In Com
of mittee of Supply, Mr. Gladstone made a statement of the policy of the Government, and asked for a vote of
credit for £2,300,000, to meet, which 3. House of Commons: Suspension he proposed to increase the income of twenty-five Irish members in two tax by 3d. for the last half of the batches of sixteen and nine during current financial year, or 1 d. for the the thirty hours' sitting. Mr. whole year. Lord Hartington subO'Donnell suspended for fourteen sequently stated that it was proposed days for speaking of the conduct of to bring 5000 Indian troops to the Chairman on the occasion as Egypt. "infamy." Mr. Gladstone moved After a slight skirmish with
some of Arabi's cavalry, the 60th Clerkenwell, convicted at the Old Rifles and 46th Regiment occupied Bailey of treason-felony, and senRamleh. tenced to seven years' penal servitude. 10. House of Lords: Commons' amendments to the Lord's amendments to the Arrears Bills accepted, after a protest by the Marquis of Salisbury.
25. Porte accepted the essence of the Identic Note, and willingness to dispatch Turkish troops to Egypt.
Omar Lufti Pasha appointed by the Khedive Minister of War.
Royal Proclamation issued, calling out Class I. of Army Reserve. Consecration at Durham of the Rev. E. R. Wilberforce as first Bishop of Newcastle.
27. House of Commons: Vote of Credit agreed to by 274 to 19, and also a supplementary vote of 10,000 men for the Army.
The Goodwood Cup won by the Duke of Hamilton's Friday.
30. 1st Battalion Scots Guards, with the Duke of Connaught, embarked on board the Orient, for Egypt.
31. House of Lords: In Committee on the Arrears Bill two amendments, moved by Lord Salisbury, was carried.
House of Commons: Motion by Lord Hartington, to charge the Indian revenues with the expense of Indian troops employed in Egypt, 5000 men with a reserve of 1500; carried.
-Lord Dufferin, in explaining the policy of the English Government to the Porte, gave it to be understood that the English troops in Egypt could not be withdrawn, but that Turkish co-operation would be accepted, provided the Porte made an unambiguous declaration of its intentions.
Mr. Dudley de Chair, a midshipman of the Alexandra, who had been sent to Ramleh with despatches, made a prisoner by Arabi.
1. The Porte, in reply to the request of Lord Dufferin, declined to proclaim Arabi a rebel until the arrival in Egypt of Turkish troops.
Wanstead Park formally opened to the public as an addition to Epping Forest.
2. The Meks forts occupied by the British. Attack on a British picket at Ramleh repulsed.
Sir Garnet Wolseley embarked on board the Calabria for Alexandria to take command of Expedition. 3. Cetewayo, ex-King of Zululaud, arrived in England.
-The town of Suez occupied without resistance by British marines.
4. Return of H.M.S. Bacchante; sons of the Prince of Wales on board. after an absence of two years.
The Queen crossed from Osborne to Portsmouth, and visited the transport Catalonia, with troops, Lieut.-Gen. Hamley, and Sir Evelyn Wood for Egypt.
5. A successful reconnaissance, in the course of which a sharp encounter
took place with Arabi's forces at Millaha. British loss-Lieutenant Howard Vyse and two seamen killed and twenty-two men wounded.
7. A new French Ministry formed, with M. Duclerc at its head.
House of Commons: Sir Charles Dilke stated that the Porte had submitted a draught proclamation by which the Khedive was authorised to declare Arabi by name a rebel.
11. The Duke of Connaught visited the Ramleh lines. A reconnaissance made from Fort Meks ten
miles into the interior.
Lord Dufferin accepted, with some reserve, the Italian proposal for the defence of the Suez Canal. 14. Cetewayo visited the Queen at Osborne.
15. House of Lords: Lord Kimberley announces that her Majesty's Government had consented to the restoration of Cetewayo, with proper safeguards and conditions.
--Two decrees issued by Khedive authorising Admiral Seymour's operations against the rebels; and preventing the landing of coals or
munitions of war.
-Unveiling a statue of O'Connell and formal opening of the Exhibition in Dublin.
16. Sir Garnet Wolseley issued a proclamation to the Egyptian people, intimating the object of the British Expedition, and its friendliness to loyal Egyptians.
Mr. E. D. Gray, M.P., High Sheriff of Dublin, sentenced by Mr. Justice Lawson to three months' imprisonment, to pay a fine of £500 and to find security for £5000 for three months more, for publishing in the Freeman's Journal a scandalous
libel on the jury, and calculated to defeat the course of justice in Ireland.
17. House of Commons: the Speaker read a letter from Mr. Justice Lawson, informing him of the committal of Mr. Gray. Ordered
to lie on the table.
King and Queen of Corea
reputed to have been assassinated and the Japanese Legation attacked.
18. House of Lords: Royal Assent given to eighty-eight public and private bills. House adjourned till Oct.24.
Horrible murders near Cong, Ireland; a farmer, Joyce, his wife, his daughter, and mother shot dead, and two of his sons wounded.
20. The British Fleet occupy the Suez Canal and Port Said. 21. British at troops landed Ismailia-Nefiche occupied. 23. British Association Meet at Southampton.
Haddington Burghs Election; result declared - Craig Sellar (L.), 833; Seton Karr (C.), 544.
25. Fighting at Mahuta-retreat of the enemy, leaving five guns and a large amount of stores.
27. Porte's acceptance of a Military Convention.
28. Reported insurrection in Corea, several Notables massacred.
Engagement at Kassassin and defeat of Arabi; gallant charge of the Household Cavalry.
8. House of Commons: Mr. Childers stated that sixty-two battalions, of militia representing 50,000 men, had expressed their willingness Fighting between Greeks and to be embodied, and thirty-seven bat- Turks on the Thessalian frontier. talions, representing 35,000 men, had 29. One-hundredth anniversary of volunteered for active service. The the loss of the Royal George. Lords' amendments to the Arrears The Australian cricketers beat Bill considered. On a division, the the English team by seven runs. House disagreed with the first of the Lords' amendments by 293 to 157. Mr. Gladstone's proposals agreed to.
Message from the Queen to the troops at Alexandria, praising their conduct in Saturday's engagement, was read to the troops. The Superb opened fire on some intrenchments newly erected by Arabi's troops.
-Promotions made in the fleet for services rendered during the attack on the forts at Alexandria. 9. The Lord Mayor entertained her Majesty's Ministers at dinner.
Thomas Walsh, arrested in connection with the seizure of arms in
1. Cetewayo and suite leave Englard for South Africa.
Police agitation in Dublin; dis
missal of 250 constables. Military patrolling the streets.
4. Lord Dufferin informed Sultan
that England would consent to the
landing of a contingent at Port Said. 5. Proclamation sanctioned by the Sultan, but not issued, for declaring
Arabi Pasha a rebel.
7. Execution at Alexandria of the murderer of two Englishmen on June 11.
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