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Evans secured a plurality on the face of the returns.... bate on the Administration's financial bill, Mr. Reed It is announced that Gautemala makes concessions to (Rep., Me ) offering a substitute.... The National FarmMexico which will end the boundary dispute. .. The ers' Alliance meets at Raleigh, N. C.... The case for the Manitoba school question is reopened by a decision of defense in the Debs trial at Chicago is begun.... The the Privy Council in London in favor of the parochial British Parliament reassembles.... The steamship Cienschools.... The conference of Australian Premiers meets fuegos is stranded near Harbor Island.... The trial of exto discuss federation.

Queen Liliuokalani for treason against the existing HaJanuary 30.-Congress : The Senate debates the finan- waiian government is begun before the military comcial question and ratifies the Japanese treaty, with an

mission at Honolulu. amendment under which it can be abrogated on a year's February 6.-Congress : The Senate discusses an amendnotice ; the House considers the question of limiting de- ment to the Diplomatic and Consular appropriation bill bate on the Pacific Railroad Refunding bill.... With- providing for a government cable between the United drawals of gold from the Treasury continue large.... The States and Hawaii ; the House debates the Banking and steamship Elbe, of the North German Lloyds, is sunk by Currency bill in Committee of the Whole....President collision in the North Sea, and 335 persons are supposed Cleveland decides the boundary dispute between Brazil to have been lost ; only twenty are saved.... Japanese and the Argentine Republic in favor of Brazil.... The land and naval forces capture Wei-Hai-Wei.... King Alex- President nominates Major-General Schofield to the grade ander and ex-King Milan entertained by President Faure of Lieutenant-General revived by Congress.... The modus in Paris. ..M. Beernaert elected President of the Belgian vivendi between Spain and the United States providing Chamber..... Minister Willis writes a dispatch to Secre- for low tariff on American imports to Cuba and Porto tary Gresham stating that two Americans and one En- Rico goes into effect.... Heavy snowstorms and gales are glishman have been condemned to death at Honolulu for reported throughout Great Britain.... The proposed comcomplicity in the recent revolution.

promise measure in the German Reichstag is rejected. January 31.-Congress : The finances are discussed in February 7.-Congress : The Senate discusses the Hathe Senate ; the Pacific Railroad bill is debated in the waiian cable proposition, and confirms the nomination of House.... The National Woman's Suffrage Association General Schofield to be Lieutenant-General : the House meets in Atlanta, Ga.... Emil Stang, Premier of Norway, defeats the Administration financial bill and all proposed and his Cabinet, resign office.... The French Senate substitutes. ...Heavy snowstorms and intense cold prepasses the Amnesty bill.... The Australian Premiers' vail over most of the United States....Fire destroys the Federation Conference resolves to call a convention to Denison Hotel in Indianapolis, Ind.... Two Chinese wardraft a federal constitution, the delegates from each ships are sunk.... Sir William Whiteway, Premier of colony to be elected by the people....A new English Newfoundland, com; letes a Cabinet. battleship, the Majestic, is launched by Princess Louise

February 8.-Congress : The President announces a at Portsmouth.

bond issue ; the House begins consideration of the LegisFebruary 1.-Congress : The Senate considers the Dis- lative, Executive and Judicial appropriation bill.... Three trict of Columbia bill ; in the House, the Administration men are drowned at the water works crib in Lake Michi. Currency bill is reported from committee.... Representa- gan near Milwaukee, Wis.... The storm seriously delays tive John L. Wilson is elected United States Senator by transportation and mails in and about New York City.... the Washington legislature.... The cruiser Bennington Three more Chinese warships are sunk by Japanese torsails from San Francisco for Colombia...,Premier pedo boats.... The Liberal majority in the British House Greene, of Newfoundland, resigns office.... All the Wei- of Commons is reduced to twelve votes. Hai Wei land forts are taken by the Japanese.

February 9.-Congress : The Senate passes the DiploFebruary 2.-Congress : In the Senate, Mr. Mantle matic and Consular appropriation bill, with the Hawaiian (Rep.), of Montana, takes his seat. depriving the Demo- cable amendment ; the House discusses the Legislative. orats of a majority ; the House kills the Pacific Railroad Executive and Judicial appropriation bill.... Railway Refunding bill ... The Delaware Indians in Indian Terri- traffic in Pennsylvania is crippled by the storm.... Willtory vote to dissolve tribal relations.... Colombian revo- iam Brusseau confesses to the murder of Dr. H. E. Pope, lutionists are defeated by government troops ... Henri in Detroit, Mich.... The Gorman Reichstag continues to Rochefort returns to Paris from exile. .. Thirty people discuss the questions of socialism and labor. are killed by the collapse of a building at Dortmund, Ger- February 10.—The revolutionary forces in Colombia are many.

reported as surrendering. February 4.-Congress : In the Senate, the District of February 11.-Congress : The Senate debates the Post Columbia appropriation bill is further discussed ; the Office appropriation bill; the House continues discussion House passes the Agricultural appropriation bill (83,277,- of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial appropriation 150).... Gov. Morton places eight hundred employees of bill.... The French liner La Gascogne, eight days overthe New York State Department of Public Works under due from Havre, arrives off Sandy Hook, having been de civil service rules....Judge Grosscup, in Chicago, ousts layed by a break in machinery.... Severe gales in the ex-President Greenhut from the receivership of the North Sea and English Channel.... The centenary celeWhisky Trust, and names Gen. J. C. McNulta and John bration to honor the memory of Karl Mikael Bellman, J. Mitchell receivers in his stead....A mass meeting is the great lyric poet of Sweden, is observed throughout held in New York City to protest against the passage of

that country. the police bills introduced in the legislature.... The Co- February 12.-Congress : The Senate passes all the prilombian insurgents are again defeated....Fify-four men

vate pension bills on the calendar, and a free coinage bill are killed by an explosion of firedamp in a French is reported from the Finance committee; the House mine.

passes the Legislative, Executive and Judicial appropriaFebruary 5.-Congress : The Senate passes the District tion bill ($21,825,976).... The jury in the Debs case is disof Columbia appropriation bill ; the House begins de charged, owing to the illness of a juror ; the new trial is


set for May 6....“ Bill " Cook, the outlaw, is sentenced to imprisonment for fifty years.... A petition for the release of the Irish political prisoners is presented in the British House of Commons.... In the Italian communal elections the Radicals and Socialists are defeated.

February 13.-Congress : The Senate resumes consideration of the Post Office appropriation bill ; in the House, the Ways and Means committee reports a resolution indorsing the Administration's contract with the bond syndicate.... Mayor Strong, of New York City, appoints William Brookfield (anti-Platt Republican) as Commissioner of Public Works, and Francis M. Scott (Democrat) as Corporation Counsel ; he also names four Civil Service Commissioners and three members of the Park Board. ... The German Reichstag passes a socialist motion abrogating the powers of the Governor of Alsace-Lorraine....Mr. Aisquith states in the British House of Commons that the Government will not grant amnesty to the Irish political prisoners.

February 14.-Congress : Proposed amendments to the Post Office appropriation bill are defeated in the Senate ; the House defeats the Ways and Means committee's resolution providing for a 3 per cent. bond issue by a vote of 167 to 120....Judge Taft, at Cincinnati, directs the Whisky Trust receivers to pay rebates due.... A committee of the New York City reformers submits a police bill.... The Attorney-General of New York denies the application that suit be begun against the Brooklyn Heights Railroad Company to forfeit its charter.... The British House of Commons rejects by a vote of 299 to 111 the motion to reconsider the dynamiters' sentences.... Cholera is prevalent in Constantinople.

February 15.-Congress : The Senate passes the Post Office appropriation bill ; the House begins consideration of the Naval appropriation bill....A deep fall of snow takes place in the South.... The Reichstag debates the

THE LATE ISAAC PUSEY GRAY. question of the calling by Germany of an international monetary conference.

February 16.-Congress : The Senate discusses the bond issue ; the House closes debate on the Navy appropriation bill.... The Miners' Conventio', at Columbus, Ohio, exonerates President McBride from the charge of corruption.... The Standard Oil Company sends relief to the destitute miners of the Hocking Valley, Ohio.... The German Reichstag votes by a large majority in favor of an international monetary conference.

OBITUARY. January 21.-Julien Florian Félix Desprez, Cardinal Archbishop of Toulouse.... Rt. Rev. Tobias Kirby, Rector Emeritus of the Irish College, a classmate of Pope Leo. ....Major Henry Goodspeed, of Salt Lake City.... Col. William R. Remey, U. S. Marine Corps, es-Judge Advocate General of the Navy.... Rev. Samuel Wilson, D.D., of Memphis, Tenn... Berthold Neumoegen, of New York City, an authority in entomological science ...Gov. Palmer Mosley, of the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.

January 22.-George Azro Bingham, ex-Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court.... Wells A. Hutchins, one of the oldest lawyers of southern Ohio....Ex-Congressman E. F. Stone, of Newburyport, Mass ...A: T. Hay, of Burlington, Iowa, a builder of steel bridges.... Edward Solomon, composer of comic opera....Charles Secrétan, Swiss philosopher.

January 23.- Dr. Alfred Lebbius Loomis, of New York City, a specialist in pulmonary diseases .... Brig.-Gen. Stephen V. Benét, U.S. A (retired)....Mgr. Jules Cleret, Bishop of Laval, France.

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January 24.-Lord Randolph Churchill.... Gen. Eugene Riu, member of the French Chamber of Deputies. ....Prince Arisugawa Taruhito, chief of general staff, Japanese Army.... Gen. Darius Allen, of Troy, N. Y.

January 25.–Robbins Battell, a generous benefactor of Yale University....Mgr. Isidor Carini.

January 26.—Nicholas Carlovitch de Giers, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs....Prof. Arthur Cayley, the English mathematician....Gen. Francis Darr, of Pennsylvania....John Hulbert Gilbert, one of the compositors who worked on the original Mormon Bible of Joseph Smith.

January 27.—John Erskine, U. S. Judge of the District of Georgia (retired).... The Countess of Kinnoul.... Rev. F. G. Hibbard, D.D., of Clifton Springs, N. Y.

January 28.- Marshal François Certain Canrobert, of France....Naval Constructor Samuel W. Armistead.... Very Rev. Camille Lefebvre, Superior of St. Joseph's College, Memramcook, N. B.... Sir James Cockle, exChief Justice of Queensland....John W. Norton, theatri

.... Michael Shannon, Deputy Insurance Commissioner of New York.

February 2.-Rev. Dr. Adoniram Judson Gordon, of Boston.... Ex-Congressman Moses D. Stivers, of Middletown, N. Y....Judge C. C. Baldwin, of Cleveland, O.... Thomas Davidson, a pioneer shipbuilder of Milwaukee, Wis....Major Frank H. Blessing, of Hazelwood, Pa., veteran of the Crimean and American Civil Wars.... Ralph O. Ruby, U. S. Vice-Consul at Belfast.

February 3.-Joseph A. Linscott, for many years treasurer of the Maine Central R. R. ...Col. Benjamin Aycrigg, of New Jersey.... George Edward Curtis, well known in scientific circles at Washington, D. C.

February 4.-Theodore Weld, one of the last of the anti-slavery agitators Gen. Rufus Barringer, a Confederate cavalry officer of the Army of Northern Virginia....Gen. M. D. Manson, of Crawfordsville, Ind., veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars and ex-Member of Congress.... Mrs. Charlotte Emerson Brown, of East Orange, N. J., first president of the Federation of Women's Clubs....Gardner S. Chapin, a leading Chicago merchant.. ...Prof. William Martin Chamberlain, of Rome, N. Y., a well-known instructor of deaf mutes.... George Batiot, member of the French Chamber of Deputies for Vendee.

February 5.-Rev. Henry A. Coit, D.D., LL.D., rector of St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H. ...Capt. Joseph T. Mason, of Petersburg, Va., formerly U. S. Consul at Dresden.... Charles W. Copeland, a well-known marine and mechanical engineer of Brooklyn, N. Y..... Rev. J. Owen Dorsey, of the U. S. Bureau of Ethnology.

February 6.-Ex-State Senator Benjamin Doolittle, of Oswego, N. Y.

February 7.-Rev. W. P. Harrison, of the Southern Methodist publication house.

February 8.-Rev. Dr. Wm. M. Taylor, pastor emeritus of the Broadway Tabernacle, New York City....John L.


THE LATE CHARLES A. GAYARRÉ. cal manager, of St. Louis.....Dr. Cyrus Falconer, of Hamilton, O.

January 29.-Comte de Douville-Maillefeu, member of the French Chamber of Deputies.... Albert Russell Cook, said to have been the oldest newspaper editor in Rhode Island....Dr. Jamin Strong, for many years superintendent of the Northern Ohio Insane Asylum.

January 30.-Col. Nathan Ward Osborne, U. S. A.... Thomas M. Acton, a well-known newspaper man of Atlanta, Ga.

January 31.-Judge Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, of Concord, Mass., ex-Member of Congress and U.S. AttorneyGeneral....Ex-Judge Seth B. Cole, of Rockland County, N. Y....Paul Mantz, Parisian art critic.... Hermann Gruson, the famous German iron founder and inventor of bombs and bomb-proof structures.... Thomas Quarle, a veteran shipbuilder of the Great Lakes.

February 1.-Col. Nathaniel H. R. Dawson, of Alabama, ex-U. S. Commissioner of Education.... Col. Alfred H. Taylor, ex-Assistant Adjutant-General of New York.

THE LATE PROFESSOR ARTHUR CAYLEY. Stevens, of Maine, ex-Minister to Hawaii....Prof. Reginald Poole, the British archæologist....David Conklin, organizer of the band that drove the Mormons from Illinois.... Edward Dunscomb, of Nashville, Tenn., last survivor of the Columbia College (N. Y.) class of 1827.... J. K. Hoyt, an editorial and literary worker of New Jersey, compiler of a cyclopedia of quotations....John L.

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February 9.-Dr. Charles Bailey, of Pittsfield, Mass., once a partner of Dr. J. G. Holland.

February 10.-Charles J. Bridgman, a well-known Brooklyn artist....Prof. William Grauert, of Jersey City. .... Thomas Jefferson Lummus, of Lynn, Mass., who saw the fight between the Chesapeake and the Shannon in 1813.

February 11.-Charles Arthur Gayarré, historian of Louisiana ....Gen. Montgomery D. Corse, of Alexandria, Va., who fought through the Mexican War and on the Confederate side in the Civil War.... Commodore Henry Bruce, retired, the oldest officer of the U. S. Navy, having entered the service in 1813.... Mgr. Michael May, senior. Vicar-General of the Roman Catholic diocese of Long Island.... Charles L. Walker, of Detroit, an authority on Michigan history....J. R. Reuton, secretary of the Grand Trunk Railway of Canada....Hilton Greaves, of Oldham, England, the largest cotton manufacturer in the world. ...Karl Abs, for many years the champion wrestler of Germany.

February 12.-Ex-Chancellor Landon Cabell Garland, of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.... Rev. W. T. D. Clemm, the oldest minister in the Baltimore Conference of the M. E. Church, who conducted the funeral services over Edgar Allan Poe....Philander Hickcox, an early settler in Chicago....John H. Gordon, of Rochester, N. Y., one of the patentees of the first combined reaper and self

binder....Dr. L. O. Rose, of Alliance, 'Ohio, inventor of a long-distance telephone....Baron von Thummel, Finance Minister of Saxony.... The Duchess Stana Petrovitch, mother of the Prince of Montenegro.

February 13.-Gen. James Neil Bethune, a distinguished Georgian, once the owner of the negro pianist, “ Blind Tom.”...,Prof. Luther C. Foster, Superintendent of Schools in Ithaca, N. Y..... Rev. Dr. David B. Coe, of Bloomfield, N. J....Joseph Elliott, for many years sporting editor of the New York Herald.

February 14.—Isaac Pusey Gray, U. S. Minister to Mexico....Eben Carlton Sprague, a prominent Buffalo (N. Y.) lawyer....Henry D. Polhemus, a well-known Brooklyn club man.... Charles Wheatleigh, a veteran actor, of New York City.

February 15.—Samuel Spencer Stafford, manufacturer of inks, New York City....Ex-Judge John Handley, of Scranton, Pa.

February 16.-Sevellon A. Brown, for twenty years chief clerk of the State Department at Washington.... Major James Macfarlane, editor of the Albany (N. Y.) Press and Knickerbocker Ex-Mayor Oswald C. Woolley, of Jeffersonville, Ind.... Rev. André M. Garin, of Lowell, Mass., formerly a missionary to the Indians of the Canadian Northwest.... Johann Friedrich Vogel, of Munich, a well-known German engraver.

February 17.-Captain Saul C. Higgins, of Gorham, Me., at the age of one hundred and one years.... Dowager Lady Stanley, of Alderley, Eng.

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