By Telegraph-- tttmt Association.— Copyright. (Received June 29, 11 a.m.) GIFT TO HOSPITAL. LONDON, 28th June. The sum of £20,000 has been anonymously given to the St. Thomas's Hospital. > MINIATURE RIFLE SHOOTING. LONDON, 28th June. v In the miniature rifle shooting match for the Dewar trophy, England scored 24,548 and the United States 24,291. (Received June 29, 10.15 a.m.) OBITUARY. MELBOURNE, This Day. 1 The death is announced of Mr. William David Beazley, M.L.A., of Victoria, and ' Speaker of the House during 1904. Deceased was fifty-eight years of age. - LONDON, 28th June. Mr.' Enoch Edwards, Labour M.P. for Hanley, and president of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, is dead. (Received June 29, 10.15 a.m.) DAY OF THANKSGIVING. MELBOURNE, This Day. ' The 7th of July has been proclaimed a Day of Thanksgiving throughout Victoria for the recent bounteous rains. ROYAL VISIT TO WALES. LONDON, 28th June. King George, in a speech at Merthyr Tydvil, said the visit was meant to indicate the Royal interest in the humblest workers. Queen Mary visited the colliers' cottages. ALLOCATION OF MINISTERS. LONDON, 28th June. ' The House of Lords carried a motion by the Marquis of Lansdowne concerning the departure from usage by which the great departments are 'represented in the Upper House either by a Secretary of Slate or an Uuder-Secretary. MALTESE EMIGRANTS. ' LONDON, 28th June. In the House of Commons, Mr. Lewis Harcourt, Secretary of State for the Colonies, in introducing the Colonial Office Estimates, announced that enquiries were being made as to the countries best fitted to absorb Maltese who were desirous of emigrating. , WRECKED JAPANESE CRUISER. TOKIO, 28th June. ' The cruiser Naniwa, which wae wrecked at Kurile- Islands, was beached previous to her sinking. ft is not likely that she can be salvaged. LEVER. BROS.' SHARES. LONDON, '.2Bth June. Messrs. Lever Bros., Ltd.', soap manufacturers, are offering holders of ordinary shares £6,000,000 worth of new cumulative £1 shares, with interest at N 5 per cent., at par. AIRSHIP'S NINE-HOUR VOYAGE. BERLIN, 28t/h June. A Zeppelin airship, with twelve passengers on board, has voyaged from Hamburg'to Heligoland and back within nine hours, the total distance being about 95 miles. SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING TRADE. LONDON, 28th June. The Imperial Trade Commissioner has issued a memorandum inviting suggestions- from all parts of the Empire for methods of improving trade. BETRAYING NAVY SECRETS. BERLIN, 28th June. Ehlers, a naval signaller, implicated with Glauss, who is being tried on a charge of espionage, has been sentenced to six years' imprisonment for betraying Navy secrete. ' ■ BILLIARDS. SYDNEY, 28th June. The score in the billiard match between Harm-son and Diggle (18,000 up) now stands: — Harverson 16,554, Diggle 15,776. '' (Received June 29, 10.15 a.m.) MELBOURNE, This Day. Lindr urn's score is now 14,668 } including a break of 198, and Williams'e 10,543,< with a break of 226. (Received June 29, 12.30 p.m.) AIRSHIP WRECKED. BERLIN, 28th June. A equall at Dusseldorf wrecked an anchored airship. The gas compartment* exployed and injured several people.