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RECORD OF CURRENT EVENTS
(From May 21 to June 18, 1901.)
POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT-AMERICAN. May 22.- The Alabama Constitutional Convention meets and effects a permanent organization....Five cadets of the graduating class at the United States Military Academy are dismissed, and six suspended, for insubordination.
May 23.—The election of members of the Virginia Constitutional Convention results in the return of a large Democratic majority.
May 25.-Senators Tillman and McLaurin, of South Carolina, resign their seats as the result of a joint debate, and demand reëlection.
May 27.—The United States Supreme Court renders its decision in the insular test cases, declaring that duties collected prior to the passage of the Porto Rican tariff law were illegal and must be refunded, but that the law itself is constitutional.
May 28.-Ex-Governor Oates, in the Constitutional Convention of Alabama, offers an ordinance on the suffrage question.... The city of New Orleans recovers possession of the wharves and public landings, controlled for the past twenty-five years by private corporations .... The United States Supreme Court adjourns until October
May 30.-President McKinley and his party return to Washington after their trip to the Pacific coast.
May 31.- Governor McSweeney of South Carolina declines to accept the resignations of Senators Tillman and McLaurin.... The New York City Republican organization declares in favor of anti-Tammany union and for direct primary nominations.
June 1.— The Nationalist party elects Señor Miguel Gener Mayor of Havana, and a large majority of the Municipal Council.
June 3.–Senator McLaurin, of South Carolina, agrees to withdraw his resignation of his seat.
June 4.—The Havana Municipal Council unanimously rejects the Dady bid (approximately $14,000,000) for the sewering and paving contract.... The United States Treasury Department issues an order forbidding the entrance to the port of New York of immigrants afflicted with pulmonary tuberculosis, on the ground that it is a dangerous contagious disease.
June 5.–Senator Tillman, of South Carolina, withdraws his resignation, on the ground that the purpose for which it was tendered has been thwarted.
June 7.—Governor Stone of Pennsylvania signs the rapid-transit bills passed by the Legislature.
June 11.-President McKinley issues a statement declaring that he will not be a candidate for a third term under any circumstances.... The Alabama Constitutional Convention adopts the first part of the new constitution.
June 12.—The United States battleship Illinois, on her trial trip, makes a record of 17.31 knots an hour for four hours.... Fourteen ordinances granting valuable street-railway franchises are passed by the Philadelphia Council.
June 13.—The new United States mint at Philadelphia is accepted for the Government by Secretary Gage .... Although John Wanamaker offers to give $2,500,000 for the franchises conferred by the Philadelphia streetrailway ordinances for no consideration to the city, Mayor Ashbridge signs the ordinances as passed by the Council. ... William D. Jelks succeeds William J. Samford, deceased, as Governor of Alabama.
June 15.- President McKinley reappoints Gov. Miguel A. Otero of New Mexico.... The United States Philippine Commission appoints seven Supreme Court judges, with Señor Arellano as Chief Justice.
POLITICS AND GOV. ERNMENT-FOREIGN.
May 22.- The Russian loan is heavily oversubscribed at Paris banks....It is announced that Arabi Pasha, the Egyptian rebel who was banished to Ceylon in 1882, has been pardoned.... The Swedish Parliament adopts the compromise on the army-reorganization bill of the government.
May 23.—The Canadian Parliament is prorogued.
May 24.—Sir Alfred VISCOUNT KATSURA. Milner arrives in Lon(Japan's new premier.) don from South Africa,
is received by the King, and is created a peer.... The recent rising in Algeria is debated in the French Chamber of Deputies.
May 25.— The Norwegian Parliament confers the franchise on women taxpayers.
May 26.— The Spanish elections result in the return of 120 Ministerialists and 30 members of the opposition.
May 27.—The Russian minister of the interior forbids the publication of the Novoe Vremya for one week.
June 1.-A daughter is born to the King and Queen of Italy....In a British parliamentary by-election in Essex the Liberal candidate is returned by a greatly in creased majority.
June 4.-Mr. Robert Reid consents to surrender his Newfoundland telegraph lines to the government and to revise his land-grants.... The Marquis de Sur-Saluces, a well-known French loyalist, is arrested at Paris.
June 6.—After considerable debate, the British House of Commons grants the sum of £15,779,000 to be expended by the War Office for transports and remounts .... The civil committee of inquiry into the business methods of the British War Office makes its report to Parliament.
June 11.—The Queen Regent opens the Spanish Cortes for the last time, as the regency terminates in 1902.
THE CRISIS IN CHINA. May 22.-Fighting takes place between German troops and the Chinese.... Two cases of smallpox occur among the Indian troops in China.
May 27.—The British indemnity proposals are viewed with increasing favor by the other powers.
May 28.-- The German Emperor issues an order for the return of Count von Waldersee and the reduction of German troops in China.... Plague is serious at Hongkong, there being 187 deaths in one week.
June 3.—There is a great military display at Peking on the occasion of the departure of Count von Waldersee....Nine companies of the Ninth l'nited States Regiment return to Manila from China.
June 5.-General Chaffee arrives at Manila from China.
June 18.— The foreign ministers decline to permit Chinese soldiers in Peking.
MILITARY OPERATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA. May 22.-Plague breaks out at Port Elizabeth.... Five hundred Boer prisoners arrive at Bombay to be sent to Ahmednagar.
May 25. — The Boers attack the convoy of General Plumer's column and destroy half of it.
May 27.-The Boers near Cradock advance south toward Maraisburg; they capture a post of 41 British of the Midland Mounted Rifles.
June 12.—The German battleship Zaehringen is launched at Kiel, in the presence of Emperor William .... Many political arrests are reported from Poland.
June 13. The British Government's financial expert, Sir David Barbour, recommends that the Transvaal mines be taxed £450,000 yearly to help defray the cost of the war.
June 17.-It is announced that Russia has decided to renew the leases of the Commander and Tulery Islands in the North Pacific.
June 18.- A fourth daughter is born to the Czar and Czarina of Russia.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. May 28.— By a vote of 15 to 14, the Cuban Constitutional Convention adopts the Platt amendment, with certain explanatory additions, as an appendix to the Cuban constitution.
May 30.-Queen Wilhelmina of Holland and her consort arrive in Germany on a visit to Emperor William.
May 31.—The United States Government rejects the Cuban Constitutional Convention's acceptance of the Platt amendment and insists on an unqualified acceptance of the terms of the amendment.
June 8.-Austro-Hungarian hostility to Italian interests in the Balkans is discussed in the Italian Parliament.
June 10.–A special embassy from the Sultan of Morocco is received by King Edward and Queen Alexandra at London.
June 11.-Ambassador White, at Berlin, authorizes the statement that the United States and Germany have a full and amicable understanding concerning Margarita Island.
June 12.—The Cuban Constitutional Convention, by a vote of 16 to 11, 4 members being absent, accepts the Platt amendment without qualification.
June 14.-Signor Prinetti, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, explains in the Chamber of Deputies that Italy is seeking cordial relations with the Latin-American states and announces Italy's intention to open commer:
cial negotiations with the United States and Russia.
June 17. – The Chilean Claims Commission announces its decision of the Itata case in favor of the United States .... United States Minister Loomis is transferred from Venezuela to Portugal; Herbert W. Bowen, recently appointed Minister to Persia, goes to Venezuela, being succeeded in Persia
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THE LATE JAMES A. HERNE.
"SHAMROCK II.," THE CUP-CHALLENGER, AS SHE APPEARED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ACCIDENT, ON MAY 22.
(King Edward VII. was on board the yacht, but escaped injury.)
May 28.— The Boers are active in the Tarkastad district.... Two farmers are tried by court-martial at Cradock.
May 29.- Delarey attacks General Dixon's brigade of the Seventh Battalion of Yeomanry near Vlakfontein; the British lose 6 officers and 51 men killed and 6 officers and 115 men wounded.
June 3.-Seven hundred Boers under Commandant Scheeper attack the town of Willowmore, Cape Colony, but are repulsed after a nine hours' fight.
June 6.—Colonel Wilson, with 240 of General Kitchener's scouts, surprises and routs 400 Boers belonging to Beyer's command, 34 miles west of Warm Baths ; the Boers leave 37 dead, 100 prisoners, and 8,000 cattle, with wagons and supplies, in the hands of the British, who lose 3 men killed and 15 wounded....General Elliot's column engages De Wet near Reitz, capturing wagons, rifles, ammunition, and cattle; British and Boers lose heavily.
June 12.-Boers surprise and capture 200 men of the Victorian Mounted Rifles in camp at Steenkoolspruit, killing 2 officers and 16 men.
OTHER OCCURRENCES OF THE MONTH. May 21.—The Belgian glassworkers' strike terminates .... The America's Cup-defender Constitution has her first trial.
May 22.-Sir Thomas Lipton's yacht Shamrock II., challenger for the America's Cup, has all her spars carried away in a squall on the Solent, while King Edward is on board.... The prisoner Bresci, assassin of King Humbert of Italy, commits suicide in San Stefano prison.
May 23.—The volcano of Keloet, in Java, is in eruption ; great loss of life is reported.
May 24.-As the result of an explosion in the Universal Colliery, in the Aber Valley, South Wales, between 70 and 80 men lose their lives.
May 25.–Fire in a Prussian mine causes the death of 21 miners,
May 27.— The Presbyterian General Assembly at Philadelphia adopts a resolution providing for a committee to draft a statement of faith to be presented to next year's assembly at New York.... The Coöperative Congress opens at Middlesborough, England.
May 28. — The British expedition in Somaliland, East Africa, against the Mad Mullah fights a sharp action, capturing 5,000 head of cattle and cutting off the Mullah's base of supplies.
May 29.-L. F. Loree is chosen president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to succeed John K. Cowen, resigned. ... The Socialist Congress at Lyons closes.
May 30.—The Hall of Fame of New York University is opened.
June 1.-Announcement is made of Mr. John D. Rockefeller's intention to establish in New York City the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.
June 3.-Prof. Ira Remsen is elected president of the Johns Hopkins University, to succeed Dr. Daniel C. Gilman, resigned.... W. H. Newman is elected president of the New York Central Railroad.
June 5.-The horse Volodyovski, leased by William C. Whitney, of New York, wins the English Derby.... Delegates of the New York Chamber of Commerce are entertained by the London Chamber.
June 7.-Andrew Carnegie transfers to trustees for the benefit of the Scotch universities $10,000,000 in 5-percent. United States Steel Corporation bonds, half of the income to be used to increase the facilities of the universities in specified branches, and the other half to pay fees and assist students in other ways.
June 8.-A tornado destroys lives and property in Oklahoma Territory.
June 10.-In an engagement with Filipino insurgents near Lipa, in Luzon, Capt. Anton Springer, Jr., U. S. A.,
and Second Lieut. Walter H. Lee, Engineers, are killed ; Capt. William H. Wilhelm dies later of wounds.
June 11.-Sixteen miners are killed by an explosion at Port Royal, Pa.... The Southern Industrial Convention is opened at Philadelphia.
June 12.-The four hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Glasgow University is celebrated.
June 13.—The London bank-rate is reduced from 324 to 3 per cent.
June 16.-A statue of Bismarck is unveiled at Berlin.
New York, 69....James A. Herne, the actor and playwright, 60.
June 4.-Georg Vierling, the Berlin composer, 81. June 5.-Representative Robert Emmet Burke, of Texas, 54.... Edward Kimball, famous for his success in raising funds for churches, 78.
June 6.-Ex-Chief Justice Thomas Durfee, of Rhode Island, 75.
June 7.-Bishop William Rufus Nicholson, of the Reformed Episcopal Church, 79.... Mrs. Mary Ashley Townsend (“Xariffa "), writer of poetry, 69.
June 8.-Dr. Joseph Farrand Tuttle, president emeritus of Wabash College, 83.
June 9.-Edward Moran, marine and landscape painter, 72....Sir Walter Besant, the English novelist, 63.
June 10.-Robert Williams Buchanan, English poet, critic, and novelist, 60.... Robert James Loyd-Lindsay, first Baron Wantage, one of the wealthiest landowners in the United Kingdom, 69.
June 11.-Gov. William J. Samford, of Alabama, 56.
June 13.-Prof. Truman Henry Safford, of Williams College, the distinguished mathematician and astrono
May 21.-Gen. Fitz-John Porter, 78....Hon. Wilbur F. Porter, Democratic candidate for governor of New York in 1896, 69.... Ex-Congressman Charles A. Boutelle, of Maine, 62.
May 23.-Ex-Gov. John Riley Tanner, of Illinois, 57 ....M. Charles Boysset, member of the French Chamber of Deputies, 84.
May 25.-George H. Cheney, a well-known piano manufacturer, 73.
May 27.-J. M. Brydon, a leading English architect, 61. May 30.—Ex-Congressman Hiram Price, of Iowa, 87
..Gen. Thomas Wilson, a veteran of the Civil War, 75. ...Count William Bismarck, second son of the late Prince Bismarck, 49.
May 31.- Daniel B. Robinson, a well-known railroad official, 54.
June 2.-Ex-Congressman Richard C. McCormick, of
June 15.–Neil Warner, tragedian, 70....Gen. Max Weber, a veteran of the Civil War, 77. June 17.-Louis Aldrich, the well-known actor, 58
. Prof. Hermann Friedrich Grimm, the German art critic, 73.
June 18.-Ex-Gov. Hazen S. Pingree, of Michigan, 61.
T for this month
HE following conventions have been announced
for this month : EDUCATIONAL.- The National Educational Association, at Detroit, July 8-12; the American Institute of Instruction, at Saratoga, N. Y., July 5-8; the New York University Convocation, at Albany, N. Y., July 1-3; the International Kindergarten Convocation, at Buffalo, July 1-3; the American Library Association, at Waukesha, Wis., July 3–16 ; the American Philological Association, at Cambridge, Mass., on July 9; the Indian Educators' Congress, at Buffalo, July 15-20; the National German-American Teachers' Association, at Indianapolis, Ind., July 10–13; the National Music Teachers' Association, at Put-in-Bay, Ohio, July 2-5.
SCIENTIFIC.-The American Fisheries Society, at Milwaukee, Wis., July 19-20; the National Forestry Association, at Colorado Springs, Colo., July 12-15.
RELIGIOUS.- The Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, at Cincinnati, Ohio, July 6-10; the International Epworth League Convention, at San Francisco, July 19-21 ; the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, at Detroit, July 24-28; the Baptist Young People's Union International Convention, at Chicago, July 25-28; the National Young People's Union of the United Presbyterian and Reformed Presbyterian Churches, at Winona, Ind., July 24-28; the Young People's Christian Union of the Universalist Church, at Rochester, N. Y., July 10–17; the Young People's Alliance of the Evangelical Association, at Buffalo, July 25-28; the Young Men's Chris. tian Association Secretaries' and Physical Directors' School, at Lake Geneva, Wis., July 23-August 22 ; the World's Student Conference, at East Northfield, Mass., June 28-July 7; the Young Woman's Conference, at the
same place, July 12–22; the Pan-American Bible Study Congress, at Buffalo, July 17-31 ; Christian and Mis. sionary Alliance meetings at Beulah Park, near Cleveland, O., July 19-28; and at Lancaster, Pa., July 12-21.
REFORMATORY.-A National Social and Political Conference, at Detroit, June 28–July 4; the National Reform Press Association, at Detroit, June 28-July 4; the Southern Negro Congress, at Jackson, Miss., July 1-6 ; the National Negro Industrial Convention, at the same place, July 12–13; the National Anti-Saloon League, at Buffalo, July 11-14; the International Anti-Cigarette League, at Buffalo, July 11-14.
COMMERCIAL. — The Trans- Mississippi Commercial Congress, at Cripple Creek, Colo., July 16–20; the Business Union of America, the West Indies, and Canada (colored), at Concord, N. C., July 4-7; the American Booksellers’ Association, at Buffalo, July 10.
MISCELLANEOUS. — The Associated Fraternities of America, at Cambridge Springs, Pa., on July 16 ; the Ladies' Catholic Benevolent Association, at Detroit, on July 30; the American Association for the Advancement of Osteopathy, at Kirksville, Mo., July 2–5 ; the National Deaf Mutes' Association, at Buffalo, on July 3; the National Association of Colored Women, at Buffalo, July 8-13; the Armenian National Congress, at Worcester, Mass., on July 4; the International Convention of Swiss Turners of North America, at Pittsburg, Pa., June 30-July 4; the National Turnfest, at the same place, July 16-18; Native Celebration of the Fall of the French Bastile, at Tahiti Island, Society Islands, on July 14; and the Alfred Millennial Celebration, at Winchester, England, the last week of the month.