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AGRICULTURAL RETURNS OF GREAT BRITAIN, 1901.
Compiled from the Returns collected on the 4th June.

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PRINCIPAL EVENTS OF THE PAST CENTURY.
A more extended résumé of the Events of the past Century was printed in the
British Almanac for 1901.

1801.-Union with Ireland. First Census taken-
England, Wales and Scotland, 10,500,956.
1802.-Peace of Amiens signed Mar. 27.
1803.-Tasmania became a British Colony. War
renewed with France.

1805. Battle of Trafalgar and death of Nelson,
Oct 21.
Lord Beaconsfield born.
1806.-Cape of Good Hope taken, Jan. 6. Funeral
of Nelson, Jan. 9. Pitt and Fox died.
1807.-Slave trade abolished, Mar. 25. War with
Russia, Mar. 8.

1808.-Commencement of Peninsular War.
1809.-Jubilee of George III., Oct. 25. Battle
Corunna, Jan. 16; Talavera, July 27.
1811.-George III. became insane; Prince of
Wales Regent. Second Census of Great

Britain, May 27-11,970,120.

1812.-War with America began, June 18; ended Dec. 24, 1814.

1813.-Printing machines invented.

1814. First steam locomotive made. Treaty of
Paris, May 30. Thames frozen over.
1815.- Battle of Quatre Bras, June 16; Waterloo,
June 18.

1816. London first lit by coal gis.
1817.-Princess Charlotte died, Nov. 6.

1818.-Polar Expedition under Ross and Parry sailed, May 3.

1819.-Queen Victoria born, May 24. Prince Albert born, Aug: 26.

1820.-George III. died. Accession of George IV. Cato Street conspiracy, Feb. 23.

1821. Napoleon died at St. Helena May 5. Third Census of Great Britain, May 2820,893,584.

1822. The Caledonian Canal completed.

1823.

British Museum commenced. introduced into England.

Cotton

1824.-War with Burmah: Rangoon taken, May 11. Peace, Feb. 24, 1826.

1825.-First Railway opened, Sept. 27 (Stockton and Darlington). Thames tunnel Legun. 1827.-New London Bridge begun. Battle of Navarino, Oct. 20.

1828. Police substituted for night watchmen. 1829.-Rom. Cath. Eman. Bill, April 13. First London omnibus run.

1830.-Accession of William IV. Man. and Liv.
Rail. cpened, Sept. 15.

1831.-New London Bridge opened. Fourth
Census of Great Britain-24,029,584.
1832.-Reform of Parliament, June 7. Cholera
in England. Sir Walter Scott died.
1833.-Publication commenced of "Tracts for
the Times."

1824. Slavery abolished. Duty on Almanacs
repealed.

1835.-Morse invented Electric Telegraph.
1837.-Queen Victoria acceded to Throne, Jan.20.
1838.-Coron. of Queen Victoria, June 28. Roy.
Ex. burned, Jan. 10. First Afghan War.
1839.-War with China. Hong Kong taken,
Aug. 23.

1840.--Penny post estab., Jan. 6. Queen Victoria

married, Feb. 10. Princess Royal born, Nov.21. 1841.-Edward VII. born, Nov. 9. Fifth Census of Great Britain, June 7-26,709,456. 1842.-Peace with China signed. Aug. 2). 1843.-Scinde War begun, Feb. 17. Thames

Tunnel opened, Mar. 25. Princess Alice born. 1844.-Queen Alexandra born, Dec. 1. New Royal Exchange opened.

1845.-First Sikh War. Anti-Corn Law Agitation.

1846.-Corn Laws Repealed. Railway mania.
Famine in Ireland.

1847. Commercial panic. Californian Gold Fields
discovered. House of Lords completed.
1848.-Chartist Riots. Second Sikh War.
Stephenson died, Aug. 12. Jenny Lind.
1849.-Cholera in London-over 14,000 deaths.
Punjaub annexed.

1850.-Sir Robert Peel died, July 2.

1851. Great Exhibition in Hyde Park. Gold discovered in Australia. Sixth Census of Great Britain, Mar. 31-27,368,736.

1852.-Duke of Wellington died, Sept. 14. New House of Com. opened, Nov. 4. Second

Burmese War.

1853.-Vaccination made compulsory.
1854.-Crimean War, Mar. 28; Alma, Sept. 20;
Balaclava, Oct.25. Crys. Pal.opened, June 10.
1855.-Newspaper Stamp Duty abolished. Fall
of Sebastopol, Sept. 8.

1856.-Peace with Russia, April 19. War with
China. Roy. British Bank stopped, Sep. 4.
1857.-Indian Mutiny, May 10; Cawnpore,

June 28; Delhi, Sept. 20; Lucknow, Sept. 25. 1858.-Atlantic Cable first used. Donati's Comet seen. Princess Royal married, Jan. 25. 1859.-Volunteer movement. Breech - loading rifled guns invented.

1860.-Peace with China, Oct. 24. First ironclad
(Warrior) launched. New bronze coinage.
1861.-Prince Albert died, Dec. 14. Seventh

Census of Great Britain, April 8-28,927,485.
Duty on paper abolished.

1862.-Second Great Exhibition. Great Cotton
Famine. Turret warships introduced into
the Navy.

1863.-King Edward VII. married to Princess
Alexandra of Denmark, Mar. 10.

1864. Rioting in Ireland. Thames Embankment
begun.
1365.-Dublin Exhibition. Cattle plague. Duke
of York born, June 3. Lord Palmerston
died, Oct. 18.

1866.-Commercial panic-Overend and Gurney
failed. Atlantic cable re-laid. Great shower
of meteors.
1867.-Paris

Exhibition. Abyssinian War.
Canadian Confederation. Fenian outrages.
1868. First armourclad (Monarch) launched,
May 23. Magdala stormed, April 13.
1869.-Irish Church Bill, Mar. 23. Suez Canal

opened. Telegraphs taken over by G.P.O. 1870.-School Boards established. Franc

German War. Thames Embankment opened. 1871.-Illness of Prince of Wales, Nov. Bank Holiday Act. Eighth Census of Great Britain -31,484,661. Purchase in Army abolished. 1872.-Irish cbstruction in H. of Com. Gold Coast ceded. Ballot Act passed. 1873.-Shah of Persia visits England, June 18.

Great coal strike. Home Rule agitation. 1874.-Pub. Wor. Reg. Act passed. Gen. Elec. 1875.-Postal Union formed. Brit. Gov. purchased Suez Canal shares.

1876.-Queen Victoria proclaimed Empress of
India, April 28. Cycling the r: ge.
1877.-Russia-Turkey War. Phonograph and
Telephone invented.

1878.-Cyprus acquired. Transvaal annexed by
England. Anglo-Turkish Convention. Frin-
cess Alice died Dec. 14. Berlin treaty.
1879.-Zulu War-Isandhlana, Jan. 22; Ulundi,
July 4; Prince Napoleon killed, June 1;
Cetewayo taken, Aug. 28.

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1881.-Ninth Census of Great Britain, April 7--34,884,848. Boer War-Laing's Nek, Jan. 28; Majuba, Feb. 27. Peace, Mar. 24. Lord Beaconsfield died, April 19. 1882. Cavendish and Burke murdered, May 6. English in Egypt-Kassassin, Aug. 28; Telel-Keb'r, Sept. 13; Cairo occupied, Sept. 15. 1893.-Soudan War. Outrages in Ireland. 1824. Primrose League star:ed. Duke of Albany died Feb. 28. Soudan War-El-Teb, Feb. 23, Tamanieb, March 13.

1885.-Soudan War-Abu Klea, Jan. 17; Fall of Khartoum, Jan. 26. S.xpenny telegrams introduced. Mersey tunnel opened. General Election.

1886.-General Election.

formed.

House of Laymen

1887.-Queen Victoria's Jubilee, June 20, Mil. Review, July 9. Naval do., July 23. Truro Cathedral consecrated, Nov. 3.

1888.-Soudan War-Suakim, Dec. 20.

1889.-First Lon. Co. Council. Parnell forgeries. Dock strike, Aug. 15-Sept. 16.

1890.-Forth Bridge opened. Heligoland ceded. Numerous strikes.

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1893.-Duke of York married. Matabele War: Buluwayo destroyed, Nov. 2.

1894.-Manch. Canal opened. China-Japan War, peace April 16. Mr. Gladstone resigned. 1895.-General Election. Dr. Jameson's raid on the Transvaal, Liberator frauds. 1896.-Röntgen Rays discovered. Ashanti War.

Coomassie taken, Jan. 17. Motor-cars

allowed on roads.

1897. Indian Famine. Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. André's ascent in balloon, July 10. 1898.-American-Spanish War, April 21. Peace, Aug. 12. Mr. Gladstone died, May 19. Wireless Telegraphy invented. Khartoum re-taken, Sept. 2.

1899. Transvaal War begun, Oct. 9; Modder River, Nov. 28; Magersfontein, Dec. 11; Colenso, Dec. 15. End of Soudan War,

Nov. 24.

1900.-Transvaal War-Kimberley reld., Feb. 14;
Paardeberg, Feb. 27: Ladysmith reld.,
Mar. 1; Mafeking reld., May 18; Pretoria,
June 11. China trouble; allies enter Pekin.
General Election.

INDEX TO EVENTS OF PAST CENTURY.

The Century Figures are in all cases Education, Elem., Act, 70; Free, 91.

Abyssinian War, 67, Afghan War,38; Pea.,79. Albany, Duke of, d. 84. Alma Battle, 54. Almanacs, Duty off, 34. American Wars, 12, 98, Amiens, Peace, 2. Anglo-Tur. Conven., 78. Army, 71. Ashanti War, 96. Atlantic Cable, 58, 66. Balaclava, 54. Ballot Act passed, 72. Bank Hol. Act, 71. Beaconsfield, b. 5, d. 81. Berlin Congress, 78. Boer Wars, 81, 99, 00. Bronze Coinage, 60. Brit. Museum begun,23. Burmese War, 24, 52. Caled. Canal opd., 22. Canada Confedn., 67. Cape of G. H. taken, 6. Cato St. Conspir., 20. Cattle Plague, 65. Cawnpore Massг., 57. Chartist Riots, 48. China Wars, 39, 56, 94, oo; Peace, 42, 60. Cholera, 32, 49. Clarence, D., b.64, d. 92. Coal Strike, 73. Com. Panics, 47, 66. Corn Laws, 45, 46. Corunna, 9. Cotton, 23, 62. Crim. War, 54, 55, 56. Crystal Palace op. 54; Cycling begun, 76. Cyprus, 78. Dock Strike, 8). Donati's Comet, 58. Duke of York, b. 65, m. 93.

Egypt, 82.

Elections, Parl., 74, 80, 85, 86, 92, 95, 00. Electric Light, 91. Exhibitions, Lond., 51, 62; C. P., 54; Dublin, 65. Fenians, 64, 66, 67. Forth Bridge, 90. Fox d. 7. Franco-German War, 70 Frost Fair, 14. Gas, 16,

George III., Jubilee, 9; 11, d. 20. George IV., acc. 20; d.

30.

Gladstone, b. 9; resigned 94; d. 98, Gold Coast, 72. Gold Fields, 47, 51. Guns, 59. Heligoland, 90. Hong Kong, 39. Indian Mails; Mut., 57: Fam., 97; vis. P.W., 75; Qu. Emp.,

76. Ireland, Union, or; Fenians, 64,; Ch. Disest., 69; Home Ru., 73; Outrages, 82, 83; Famine, 46. Irish Obstruction, 72. Jameson's Raid, 95. Japanese War, 94. Jenny Lind, 48. Khartoum, 85, 98. King Edward VII., b. 41, m. 63, ill, 71-2. Laymen, H. of, 86. Liberator Frauds, 95.

Queen Alexandria, b.
44, m. 63.
Railways, 14, 25, 30.
Railway Mania, 45.
Roman Cath., 29.
Röntgen Rays, 96.
Royal Brit. Bk., 56.
Exch., bd. 38,

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Lond. Bridge, 27, 31.
Lond. Co. Co., 8).
Lucknow, 57.
Manchester, 94.
Matabele War, 93.
Mersey Tunnel, 85.
Meteors, 66.
Motor Cars, 96.
Napoleon Buona. d. 21.
Navarino, 27.
Navy 60, 62, 68.
Newspaper Duty, 55.
Omnibuses, 29.
Palmerston d. 65.
Paper Duty abol, 61.
Paris 14; Exhibition,67.
Parliament, House of
reblt. 47, 52.
Parliament Reform, 32.
Parnell, 89.
Peel, Sir R., 50.
PeninsularWar, 8, 9, 10.
Persia, Shah of, 73.
Phonograph, 77.
Pitt, W., d. 6.
Polar Expedition, 18.
Police, 28.

Postal, 40, 55, 75.
Printing, 13.
Princess Royal, b. 40,
m. 58.
Princess Alice, b. 43,
m. 62, d. 78.
Princess Charlotte, 17.
Prince Albert (Consort),
b. 19, d. 61.
Primrose League, 84.
Pub. Wor. Reg. Act, 74.
Punjaub Ann., 49.
Quatre Bras, 15,
Queen Victoria, b. 19,
acc. 37, cr. 38, m.
40, Emp., 76, jub.
87, 97, d. or.

new, 44.

Russia, 56; Sebas. 55. Russo-Turkey War, 77. School Board, 70. Scinde War, 43. Scott, Sir W., 32. Sikh Wars, 45, 48. Slave Trade, 7, 33. Soudan Wars, 83, 85, 88, 99. Spanish War, 98. Stevenson, G., 48. Suez Canal, 69, 75. Talavera, 9. Tasmania, 3.

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Telegraphs, 35, 69, 85. Telephone, 77.

Tennyson, 92.

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The knowledge that large sums of money are lying unclaimed in the hands of the Government has for many years been used by unscrupulous persons as a means of extorting "fees" from credulous victims, who were led to form great expectations of untold riches about to become theirs. We have interviewed the authorities at the Bank of England and elsewhere, with a view to ascertain if it was possible to publish in the BRITISHI ALMANAC a reliable list of such unclaimed money, but for reasons given above, the publication of such a list is regarded as undesirable. Besides these unclaimed dividends at the Bank, large sums have accumulated in the Suprem Court of Chancery belonging to unknown persons, whilst further accumulations result from unclaimed sailors' and soldiers' wages and effects, prize money, &c., &c.

Unfortunately, no list is obtainable of persons who are entitled to any of these, and the following list is simply a summary of the advertisements for next-of-kin and persons wanted which have appeared in the Times and other London papers during the past year. The name and address of the advertiser will be furnished to any subscriber to the BRITISH ALMANAC on receipt of stamped and addressed envelope, or a copy of the entire advertisement and date of insertion will be supplied on receipt of Is, in stamps in addition to stamped and addressed envelope.

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