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4.—Hampshire Quarter Sessions. Collapse of the case against a Southampton chemist. Mr. Cecil Rhodes, the ex-Cape Premier landed at Plymouth. Funeral of H.R.H. Prince Henry of Battenberg at Whippingham, Isle ol Wight. Mr. Cecil Rhodes ex-Premier of the Cape arrived at Plymouth.
6.—Serious accident to Dr. Russell Bencraft. Mr. Cecil Rhodes accorded an interview by Mr. Chamberlain, the Colonial Secretary.
10.—Mr. Cecil Rhodes left England for South Africa.
11.—Southampton Ratepayers' Meeting at the Guildhall—protest against high rating. Concert in aid of the Infirmary Funds at the Philharmonic Hall. Didcot v. South Western—Appeal—commenced in the Queen's Bench Division. Statute of Mr. John Bright in the Central Hall, Westminster Palace, unveiled by the Duke of Devonshire.
12.—Ratepayers' Association Annual Dinner. Mr. Alfred Button met with a very serious accident at the Norwegian Ice Stores. Southampton County Council Meeting: the Western Shore Nuisance—" a lively scene."
18.—Exciting scene at the Southampton Docks; the American liner Paris sinks the Isle of Wight Co.'s steamer Report reached London that Dr. Nansen had reached the North Pole.
14.—Masquerade Ball at the Rink. Murder of Mr. Henry Smith, an old gentleman of eighty, by burglars, at Muswell Hill.
16.—Terrible Are at Church street, Soho, London; nine persons burnt to death.
19.—Murder at Portswood of Mrs. Faithful. Terrible dynamite explosion at a railway terminus in Johannesburg—800 persons killed and injured.
20.—Over-winding accident at the West Leigh Colliery, Leigh, Lancashire— eight men killed.
22.—Southampton Election: Sir F. Evans (L), 5,665 ; G. Candy, Q.C. (C), 6,622; C. A. Gibson (Socia/W), 274. Montrose Burghs Election: John Morley (Z,), 4,665; J. Wilson ([/), 2,572. Arrest of Burden for the murder of Mrs. Faithful, at Portswood.
28.—Dr. Jameson, with Sir J, Willoughby and other officers of the force, engaged in the Transvaal difficulty, arrived at Plymouth, and to avoid demonstration were conveyed secretly to London.
24.—Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Workmen's Institute and Refreshment Co. Great fire at Love Lane, Shadwell.
25.—Dr. Jameson and his officers remanded by Sir J. Bridge, at Bow Street Police Court.
26.—Royal South Hants Infirmary Meeting. Burglary at Messrs. Webb Bros, in Oxford Street. Lichfield Election: C. Warner (L), 4,488 ; Darwin (C), 8,966.
27.—Chief Constable W. Berry fortunately escapes a serious accident at Shirley. The Southampton Election Petition, in the High Court of Justice— the question of costs—Mr. Blackman applies for relief.
29.—Mr. Tankerville Chamberlayne gives a dinner to football players at Woolston.
1.—Overwhelming defeat of the Italian General Baratieri's forces at Adown, by the forces of King Menelek, of Abyssinia ; the defeat, following as it did the disaster of Ambalagi, led to the resignation of the Crispi Cabinet, and to the subsequent Treaty of Peace, of 26th October.
2.—Production of the " Sign of the Cross " at the Southampton Theatre. Election of the Borough Auditors.
4.—Death of Mr. Alfred Button, as the result of the accident at the Ice Stores. Judge M. T. Steyn assumed office as President of the Orange Free State.
5.—Escape and suicide of Albert Loosemore, a pauper lunatic, from the Southampton Workhouse.
9.—Inquest on the body of Alfred Loosemore, and enquiry—a question of responsibility. Lengthening of the Union liner Scot, the operation of hauling the two halves some 54 feet asunder successfully carried out in the Alexander Graving Dock, at Belfast.
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