Supplement to the Annals of Our Time; From July 22, to the Jubilee, June 20, 1887

Supplement to the Annals of Our Time; From July 22, to the Jubilee, June 20, 1887

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...--Died, aged 68, William Ward, first Earl of Dudley. 8.--The Maharajah of Travancore performed the ceremony--traceable to the fourth century--of "Tulabhara," being weighed against a mass of pure gold, which was then dispensed in charity. The Maharajah weiglied a little over nine stone. 9.--General Middleton, with 1,000 men, leaves Gabriel's Crossing. A gunboat fired on near Batoche, and a short engagement takes place; the rebels routed.--Died, aged 65, Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., a prominent member of an old Welsh family, and M.P. for Denbighshire. 12.--The House of Lords gave jud'ui 1 t in the case of the Dowager Baroness Wenlock v. the River Dee Company, rejecting an appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which decided that only 25,000 out of the sum of l 73,000 advanced by the late Baron Wenlock for the improvement of the navigation of the Dee could be recovered, the balance which had been applied to paying off the liabilities of the company having been borrowed ultra vires on their part.--In the House of Commons Sir Edward Watkin's motion to read a second time the Channel Tunnel Bill rejected, after a strong protest from the President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Chamberlain), by 281 to 99.--Mr. A. Condie Stephen, second secretary of the British Legation at Teheran, but attached to Sir P. Lumsden's mission for the RussoAfghan frontier, reached London with despatches, having left Meshed on April 23. He reached Shah Rood (300 miles) on 27th, Askabad (140 miles) on 29th. After six days' hard riding he reached the Caspian at Chikishlion, whence he crossed to Baku, where he caught a train to Tiflis. Thence he crossed the snow-bound Caucasus to Vladikavkaz (130 miles) in sixteen hours, and thence by train through...
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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236498348
  • 9781236498342