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June 3.—The Senate passes the river and harbor bill over Presideut Cleveland's veto by a vote of 56 to 5.... The House considers the conference report on the general deficiency appropriation bill.

June 4.—The Senate, by a vote of 37 to 13, passes the “ filled cheese " bill without amendment.... The House adopts the conference report on the general deficiency ppropriation bill.

June 5.—In the Senate Mr. Morgan (Dem., Ala.) speaks on his resolution for intervention in the case of the Competitor prisoners.... Messrs. Lockhart (Dem., N. C.) and Downing (Dem., Ill.) are unseated by the House.


BISHOP-ELECT M'CABE, of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

June 6.-The Senate votes to insist on the construction of oply two battle ships.... The House, by a vote of 179 to 39, sustains President Cleveland's veto the general deficiency appropriation bill, and passes substitute bill.

June 8.—The Senate passes the new general deficiency appropriation bill.. . The House passes various bills under suspension of the rules.

June 9.-Both Senate and House agree to conference reports on the naval and Indian appropriation bills .... A resolution offered in the Senate by Mr. Wolcott (Rep., Col.) to inquire into the award of contract for statue of Gen. Sherman to Carl Rohl-Smith is rejected.... The House seats Mr. Aldrich (Rep., Ala.).

June 10.-Senate and House reach agreements on the sundry civil and District of Columbia appropriation bills.... The Senate passes the contempt of court bill and the bill increasing the maximum annual pay of

letter-carriers from $1,000 to $1,200 at first-class post offices, and from $800 to $1,000 at smaller offices..., The House passes minor bills under suspension of the rules.

June 11.-The first session of the Fifty-fourth Congress comes to an end with the adjournment of both branches to the first Monday in December, 1896.

POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT-AMERICAN. May 20.- Iowa Democrats, by a vote in convention of 670 to 275, declare for free silver coinage at 16 to 1, and instruct delegates at large to Chicago for ex-Governor Boies.... South Dakota Democrats adopt a platform op

of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

posing free coinage, by a vote of 224 to 167, and send an uninstructed delegation to Chicago ... South Carolina Democrats adopt resolutions in favor of Senator Tillman for President, advocating the abolition of the national banking system, and demanding free coinage at 16 to 1.

May 21.– Wyoming Democrats adopt a resolution in favor of free coinage at 16 to 1.

May 22.-The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court refuses to confirm the report of the special committee in favor of an underground system of rapid transit for New York City.

May 25.– The Rapid Transit Commission of New York City issues a address stating that the building of an underground railway by the city under the existing law is made impossible by the decision of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, from which there is no appeal.

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June 3.–Kansas Democrats demand free coinage at 16 to 1.

June 4.-Kentucky Democrats declare for free coinage and instruct Chicago delegates to work for Senator Blackburn's nomination to the Presidency.... Virginia Democrats instruct Chicago delegates to work for free coinage, by a vote of 1,070 to 542.... The Chicago Civil Service Commission receive $10,000 from the Citizens' Association to aid in the enforcement of the law.

June 5.—Mayor Strong, of New York City, transfers from the exempt schedule to the competitive list, subject to civil service examination, 140 city offices.

June 6.-Otah Democrats declare for free coinage at 16 to 1, and the divorce of church and state.... The Georgia Democratic primaries are carried for free silver by large majorities.

June 8.—Texas Democratic primaries go for free silver overwhelmingly.... Arizona Democrats declare for free silver....Mayor Strong, of New York City, prefers charges of neglect of duty against Police Commissioner Parker.

June 9.-Governor Morton appoints on the Greater New York Commission : President Seth Low, of Columbia University ; ex-Secretary Benjamin F. Tracy, exJudge John F. Dillon, Controller Fitch, Gen. Stewart, L. Woodford, Silas B. Dutcher, William C. Dewitt, George M. Pinney, and Judge Garret J. Garretson.

June 10.— The National Republican Committee votes to seat the McKinley delegates from Alabama in the St. Louis convention....Connecticut and Maryland Democrats declare for the gold standard.

June 11.- Minnesota Democrats, by a vote of 440 to 323, declare for the gold standard.


May 26.-More than 2,000 men and 750 horses and vehicles of the New York City Street Cleaning Department parade on Fifth avenue.

May 27.–Vermont Democrats deciare against free silver, and nominate Dr. J. Henry Jackson for Governor.

LORD KELVIN, Who has served fifty years as professor of natural science in

the University of Glasgow.

May 28.-The Prohibitionists, in national convention at Pittsburgh, nominate Joshua Levering, of Baltimore, for President, and Hale Johnson, of Illinois, for VicePresident ; a proposed free-coinage plank in the platform is defeated by a vote of 427 to 387; two hundred bolting free-silver and woman suffrage delegates organize the “ National ” party, and nominate C. E. Bentley, of Nebraska, for President, and J. H. Southgate, of North Carolina, for Vice-President.

May 30.—The Democratic primaries for delegates to the Kentucky state convention are carried by free-silver men in all but two Congressional districts. Nearly twothirds of the delegates chosen are in favor of free coinage at 16 to 1.

June 1.-Congressional elections in Oregon apparently result in the choice of two Republican Representatives by narrow majorities ; ex-Governor Pennoyer (Pop.) is elected Mayor of Portland.... Annual parade of the police department of New York City.

June 2.- Maine Republicans nominate Llewellyn Powers for Governor, and adopt a platform favoring the gold standard.


June 13.—The National Republican Committee chooses Charles W. Fairbanks, of Indiana, for temporary chairman of the St. Louis convention. ... The United States Civil Service Commission places all so-called “laborers” in the classified service, subject to the rules.

June 15.-Louisiana Democrats select silver delegates to Chicago, and insert a free coinage plank in their platform.

June 16.-President Cleveland makes a statement of his views on the attitude of the Democratic party toward silver .... The eleventh national Republican convention meets in St. Louis.... New Mexico Democrats endorse Bland for the Presidency, and adopt a free coinage plank.

June 17.-Vermont Re. publicans nominate Jo siah Grout for Governor, and adopt a sound money platform.. .Maine Democrats nominate Edward B. Winslow for Gov. ernor, and adopt an antifree coinage plank by a

HON. D. S. M'ENERY, vote of 193 to 101.... Ar Senator elect from Louisiana. kansas Democrats nominate Col. D. W. Jones for Governor.... West Virginia Democrats instruct Chicago delegates for free silver.

June 18.-The Republican convention in St. Louis nominates, on the first ballot, William McKinley, of Ohio, for President, and Garret A. Hobart, of New Jersey, for Vice-President, on a platform declaring for the single gold standard ; twenty-one silver delegates, headed by Senators Teller, of Colorado, and Cannon, of Utah, leave the convention because of the gold plank in the platform....California Democrats instruct for free silver at Chicago.

POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT-FOREIGN. May 19.—Henry Labouchere announces in a manifesto the formation of an ultra-Radical group in the British House of Commons to work for the abolition of the House of Lords and the democratizing of Parliament.

May 20.-Anti-Parnellite members of the British Parliament resolve in favor of reconciliation with the Parnellites and the reconstruction of a united home-rule party.

May 21.- The Czar and Czarina of Russia make their official entry into Moscow..... Dr. Lueger is elected Deputy-Burgomaster of Vienna.

May 22.- The British House of Commons adjourns till June 1.

May 26.—Coronation of Nicholas II. as Czar of Russia at Moscow; the Czar's proclamation remits arrears of taxes in European Russia and Poland, and reduces the land tax one-half for ten years ; enlarged freedom of resi dence is granted to exiles.

May 28.— The upper house of the Austrian Reichsrath passes the electoral reform bill which adds 72 Deputies, to be elected by universal suffrage, to the membership of the Reichsrath.

June 1. -Count de Thun and Hohenstein is appointed Premier Grand Master at the court of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, of Austria.



June 6.-Felice-Giuffrida, the Italian socialist, is elected to the Chamber of Deputies from the Fourth District of Rome.

June 8.-Martial law is proclaimed at Barcelona, Spain, because of the explosion of a bomb, killing eleven per

... The Irish land bill passes second reading in the British House of Commons.... In the German Reichstag, a clause in the trades bill forbidding commercial travelers to engage in retail business is attacked by the son of Chancellor von Hohenlohe. ... The new Hungarian Parliament buildings are opened with much ceremony.

June 16.-An irade is issued by the Porte appointing a Christian Governor of Zeitun, Armenia.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. May 18.–Venezuela agrees to pay the indemnity (about $8,000) demanded by Great Britain for the arrest and imprisonment of a British police officer, on condition that such payment be regarded as for personal damage, and not as affecting the boundary question.

May 21).— The Transvaal government substitutes sentences of 15 years' imprisonment for the death penalty in the cases of John Hays Hammond, Colonel Rhodes, Lionel Phillips, and George Farrar, convicted of treason; the other prisoners are either discharged or sentenced to brief terms of imprisonment.

May 25.-Russian, French and British warships are ordered to the island of Crete to protect Christian citizens from the Turkish soldiery.... Premier di Rudini declares in the Italian Chamber of Deputies that the Triple Alliance is necessary to Italy, and that Italy ought not to hinder relations between Russia and France..... The United States Supreme Court decides that the Horsa filibustering expedition to Cuba was in violation of the neutrality laws.



May 28.— The House of Assembly at Cape Town, South Africa, condemns the Transvaal raid, and offers assistance to the British Government in inquiring into the affair.

June 1.-The British Consul at Philadelphia revokes the registration papers of the alleged filibustering ship Bermuda, on the ground that the vessel is not owned by British subjects.... Emperor Francis Joseph addresses the Austro-Hungarian delegation on the Triple Alliance.

June 3. -Ratifications of the treaty of the United States with Great Britain for the settlement of the claims of Canadian sealers in Bering Sea are exchanged between Ambassador Bayard and the Marquis of Salisbury.

June 8.—The Egyptian mixed tribunal decides against

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May 19.—The Methodist General Conference, in session at Cleveland, elects as Bishops the Rev. Dr. C. C. McCabe and the Rev. Dr. Earl Cranston.

May 20.—The 250th anniversary of Andover, Mass., is celebrated.... Queen Victoria's birthday is celebrated in London.

May 21.–The Presbyterian General Assembly meets in Saratoga, N. Y., and chooses as Moderator the Rev. Dr. J. L. Withrow, of Chicago.

May 22.—The Baptist anniversary meetings begin at Asbury Park, N. J.

May 25.—The Methodist General Conference chooses the Rev. Dr. Joseph C. Hartzell, of Louisiana, Missionary Bishop of Africa, to succeed Bishop Taylor, retired.

May 26.—The coronation of the Czar of Russia is celebrated with great pomp at Moscow.

May 27.—The first house built in Minneapolis is removed by school children to a site arranged for it in Minnehaha Park.

May 28.–Final adjournment of the Methodist General Conference at Cleveland.

June 1.-Celebration of the Tennessee Centennial.


lishman shot during the New Orleans levee riots, and to British subjects ill-treated in Nebraska.... A treaty between the United States and Mexico permits troops to cross the boundary to pursue and capture renegade Indians. INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL

DOINGS. May 18.—The Mexican government removes the duty on corn at the port of Vera Cruz for the relief of drought. stricken provinces by importation.... The Pennsylvania Steel Company closes a contract for the erection of a steel arched bridge in place of the old Niagara Falls suspension bridge, to cost about $500,000.

May 19.—Mayor Hooper, of Baltimore, borrows $200,000 to provide for current city expenses and salaries.

May 20.—The Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers meets at Detroit.

May 22.-Contracts for the completion of the New York State Capitol, at Albany, are awarded, the amount of the bids aggregating $1,356,388.

ay 23.—The assignment of Messrs. Abbey, Schoeffel & Grau, American operatic and theatrical managers, is announced.

May 25.- International Miners' Conference begins at Aix-la-Chapelle....Congress of the Co operative Union opens at Woolwich.

May 28.—The International Miners' Congress votes in favor of a legal eight-hour day.

June 4.—The “ filled cheese" bill passed by Congress imposes a special tax of $400 a year on manufacturers of such cheese for each factory, and of $250 on wholesale dealers.

June 5.—The Niagara Falls hydraulic power plant and franchise are sold to Morton, Bliss & Co., of New York city, for $4,000,000.

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June 8.-Opening of the National Saengerfest of the Horth American Saengerbund, at Pittsburgh, Pa.

EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS. May 20.—Mayor Strong, of New York City, announces his appointment of 175 school inspectors under the new aw.

May 22.—The faculty of Cornell University takes action providing for a single degree of A.B. in the college of liberal arts and sciences, instead of three degrees now granted.... The award of contracts for the construction of buildings to cost $2,000,000, given by Sir Donald Smith for a woman's college in Montreal, is announced.

May 28.—It is announced that the bequest to Yale University of $200,000 from the estate of Thomas C. Sloan will be devoted to the library fund.... At a meeting of business men in Baltimore a fund of $138,750 for Johns Hopkins University is raised.

May 27.—The name of the College of New Jersey at Princeton is changed to Princeton University by action of the trustees.

May 28.-Superintendent of Public Schools Jasper, of New York City, is re-elected by the Board of Education.

June 2.—The trustees of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., appoint a committee to plan for the raising of an additional endowment fund of $1,000,000.

June 10.—The alumni of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, at Troy, N. Y., organize a movement to raise an endowment fund for that institution of $500,000.

June 15.—The semi-centennial jubilee of Lord Kelvin (Sir William Thomson, as professor of natural philosophy at Glasgow University is celebrated.

June 16.-Prof. Benjamin Ide Wheeler, head of the Greek department of Cornell University, is elected president of the University of Rochester, N. Y.

CASUALTIES. May 18.–Fires in Nahant, Mass., in the woods near Concord, Mass., and in New Jersey and West Virginia forests, do much damage.

May 25.-Many persons lose their lives in terrific storms in Iowa, Illinois and Michigan.

May 26.–Fifty people are drowned in an electric car falling through a bridge near Victoria, B. C.

May 27.-In a tornado which passes over St. Louis and East St. Louis, more than 500 people are killed, many are injured, and property to the amount of more than $10,000,000 is destroyed.

May 30.—Between two and three thousand people are trampled to death during the people's fête at Moscow in connection with the Czar's coronation.

June 11.–Fire at a horse exchange in New York City results in the death of one hundred horses and a loss of $300,000.

June 16.- The British steamer Drummond Castle founders off the French coast, near the Ile de Molène; only three out of 247 passengers and crew are saved.

June 17.—Earthquakes and a tidal wave are reported to have caused the death of a thousand people in Northern Japan.

OTHER OCCURRENCES OF THE MONTH. May 19.—The Italian troops withdraw from Adigrat, Abyssinia.

May 21.–At the opening of the British yachting season the Satanita wins from the Britannia and Ailsa.

May 28.-M. Gaston Bruno Paulin, Paris, the French philologist, is elected to the seat in the French Academy made vacant by the death of Alexandre Dumas.

June 1.-Two negroes are hanged by a mob at Columbus, Ga.

June 15.—George H. Wyckoff, president of the bank of New Amsterdam, New York City, is shot and fatally wounded by a man later identified as George H. Semple, who commits suicide.

OBITUARY. May 17.-Otto Camphausen, fro 1869 to 1873 Prussian Minister of Finance, 83.

May 19.–Archduke Charles Louis, brother of Emperor

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