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From the New Budget.]. . THE GAME OF GRAB. .! [August 29, 1895, in the House At the meet
of Commons. ing of the Trades Union Congress, at Cardiff, it was It is a thousand pities, when nothing divides the definitely decided to make that body more strictly Irish parties except personal questions, they should representative than it has been hitherto. At all not agree to act together in opposition. Sweet previous Congresses, many of the Unions were repre- are the uses of adversity, and a couple of years of sented twice over—first, by their delegates, and then
Tory government will probably do more to unite by the delegates of the local trade councils of which
the Irish ranks than the eloquence of all the they form a part. It has been decided that hence
Liberals. forth the trade councils are not to be entitled to direct representation, and it was further determined
'Mr Price The Archbishop of Canterbury has sum
Hughes' false moned a private conference of the friends that no man, who was not working at his own trade,
start. of denominational education, in order to should be eligible as delegate. Mr, Burns, among
concert for 'common action in the assault that is to be others, will no longer figure in the Trades Union
delivered on the Treasury. It was unfortunate that, Congress. John Burns is in Parliament, but as
while the denominationalists are rallying their forces, for the others who failed to secure their election to
Mr. Price Hughes should have deemed it expedient Parliament, they are left out in the cold, and are
to throw a bone of contention into the opposing camp. wandering around in a somewhat disconsolate
Speaking at Grindelwald, Mr. Hughes put forward fashion. The proceedings of the Congress do not
the astonishing suggestion that the Church party call for much remark, and it is to be feared that,
should merge all their schools in a national although the new regulations are logical, they may
system, managed, it is to be presumed, by the have the effect of diminishing the popular interest in that Parliament of Labour. The meeting at Cardiff
School Boards, and that, in return for this surwas attended by Mr. Gompers, who was representing
render on their part, the Nonconformists should the American Unionists. Mr. Keir Hardie was not.
assent to the Apostles' Creed being taught in all resent, as he was at the time engaged on tour in public elementary schools. A more fatuous proposal America. He spoke several times at Chicago, where was seldom launched with such an air of confident the Trade and Labour Congress, after his departure. simplicity by a clever man. To begin with, there passed what was in effect a resolution of censure, is not the slightest intention on the part of the although Mr. Hardie had been very careful to avoid Church party to surrender their schools, and, even if saying anything uncomplimentary to Chicago and its there had been, their opponents would never consent citizens.
to what would be equivalent to the State establishIn Ireland there is no sign of any ment and endowment of the Apostles' Creed. The in healing of the breach. The Parnellites only effect of airing such an extraordinary proposal
have been discussing somewhat bitterly was to create a sore feeling in the Liberal camp, and the account of the conduct of the Irish hierarchy which to encourage the denominationalists in their demands I published in a Character Sketch of Archbishop on the public treasury.
EVENTS OF THE MONTH.
and Great Britain ga zettel.
consecrated in Berlin. 2. Trade l'nion Congress opened at Cardiff. Anniversary of Sedan commemorated in Ger!
many. Conference of the Institute of Journalists opene l.
Strike in the Duudee Jute Trade ended. 3. The Shabzada left London for the Coatineat
en route to Afghanistan. Serious riet between Hindus and Mohammelang
tion of the Uganda Railway.
Universal Suffrage Bill.
opened in Paris.
independent inquiry into the Cheng-tu Mis
sionary massacre. 7. Trades I'niou Congress closed. Antwerp Communal Council “ petitioned the
King to withholil the Royal Assent from the new Education Bill until after the Electious, Defender beat Valkyrie III, in tbe first race for
the America Cup.
SIR FRANK LASCELLES,
British Ambassador to Berlin.
(Photograph by Elliott and fry.) Annual Roman Catholic Conference opene i at
Bristol. St. Mary's 'anal, the new Canadian water-way 11. Sir Frank Lascelles appointed British Ambassaconnecting Lakes Superior and Huron, was
dor at Berlin. opened.
Mr. Stoddart's Australian" team defeated the 0. Annual Conference of the Library Association.
All England Eleven at Hastings by 218 runs. The second race for the America Cup was
12. Sir W. O'Connor appointed British Ambassador awarded to the Defender on a foul, although
at St. Petersburg. Talkyrie III. beat Defender on her time
South African Government appointed a Comallowance.
mission for the thorough exploration of Cape 11. Annual Meeting of the British Association opened.
Lord Dunraven gave the third race for the The Bechuana Chiefs received by Mr. Chamber
America Cup to Defender, and declined again lain at the Colonial Office.
to race in American waters.
Q.C., M.P., and Mr. H. B. Poland, Q.C..
toria Railway to Pietersburg.
Parnellite mobs in Limerick.
Emperor to form a new Ministry
Edinburgh Shipping Company's steaner Iona,
off Clacton; seven lives lost.
London from France.
were stopped at Durban.
stated to be obstru ted by Chinese Officials.
killed by tbe accidental discharge of bis gun.
in ('arlisle Cathedral
Land and Income Tax Assessment Bill.
rary Freedom of Halifax.
Spanish forces in Cuba gained a victory over President of the Tra les Union Cougress.
the Iusurgent leader Gie.
Seven Chinese leaders concerned in the ku-cheng (Photograph by London Studio, Cardiff.)
Massacres were executed.
19. Vetherland Company's Atlantic liver Edam run
down in a fog in the English (hannel by a
British steamer ; passengers and crew saved.
give information concerning the execution of
Britain and Chili gazetted.
Italians into Rome.
manians sentence i for Political Agitation. Senhor de Soveral appointed Portuguese Foreign
British Vice-Consul at Fez.
St. Johu's, Newfoundland, his Expe lition
having failed. International Athletic Contest at New York
between representatives of the London and New York Athletic Clubs, resulting in the
American team winning every event. 23. II.M.S. Minerva launched at Chatham.
French troops gained victories over the Hova
forces on the road to Antananarivo. London Missionary Society continued its Cen
Western Australia, aud Sir H. 11. Murray
posted up throughout the Province of Che-
at Chicago opened, French Council of Ministers Ciscussed the
campaign against the Hovas. 25. Conference of the Irish Agricultural Organiza
100 lives lost.
15,000 troops were withdrawn.
Bill for its reform.
BRITISH ASSOCIATION AT Expiring Laws Continuance Bill passe 1 through
West Highland Failway Guarantee Bill was
Purchase of Land (Ireland) Amendment Bill
read second time. coveries in Chemistry, Sir Henry Roscoe on the Genesis of 3. Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill read John Dalton's Atomic Theory.
second time. Mr. Vernon Harcourt on the Re.
Public Offices (Acquisition of Site) Bill read
third time. lation of Engineering to Science.
Debate on Indian affairs.
Expiring Laws Continuance Bill read third time.
Purchase of Land (Ireland) Bill read third time. Affecting Some Questions of the
4. Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill passed
through Committee, Day.
Lord George Hamilton made a statement as to Mr. A. L. Bowey on Wages in
the financial condition of India.
Foreign Policy of England...
9. Cardinal Vaughan, at Bristol, ou Reunion.
Mr. John Burns, at Battersea, on the Trade
W and Viscosity of Argon and 17. Duke of Devonshire, at Kingston Fields, on Helium.
Agriculture.' Mr. W. A. Herman on "Oysters 18. Duke of Devonshire, at Derby, on the Poor Law. and Typhoid."
19. Sir . B. Forwood on Technical Elucation. Mr. C. E. Porchgrevnik on a voyage 25. Mr. F. C. Gould, at Birkbeek Institution, on to the Antarctic Ocean.
"Sketches in Parliament." Prof. W. J. Sollas on Glaciers.
16. Prof. R. Warrington on "How TOTO LIEUTENANT PEARY.
sball Agriculture best obtain help
OBITUARY.mate from Science?”
Sept. 5. Mr. John White 27. Tasmania agreed to co-operate with New South Capt. Hinde on Three Years' Travelling and War 6. Archduke Ladi lans, 20. Wales in eqnipping an Antarctic Esploring
in the Congo Free State.
16. Lord Beaumont, 45. Expedition
Mr. Montefiore on the Jackson-Harmsworth 19. Princess Dowager
19. Princess Dowager of Battenberg.
Datenberg British Columbian Sealers asked for Arbitration
24. Professor Bardeleben, 7 P re their claim against the United States on ac Prof. Frankland on the work of Pasteur an 1 its 28. M. Pasteur, 72. count of the seizures of veksels in Bebring Sea.
Developments. 28. Lord Lamington appointed Governor of Queens- 17. Dr. Flinders Petrie land.
and others on InSir Walter Wilkin elected new Lord Mayor of
terference with the London for 1895-96.
Civilisation of other Great Britain sent an nltimatum to China
Races." demanding the degradation of the Viceroy of Mr. P. V. Luke' on Szn-chuan within fourteen days.
“The Field TeleJapanese Police arrested man who had planned graph in Chitral." to assassinate Marquis Ito.
Mr. E. Cannanon 30. Autumnal Meeting of Congregational Union.
"The Probability British Ultimatum accepted by China-the Vice
of a Cessation of roy of Szu-chuan to be degraded for ever,
the Growth of the and subordinate Officials to be arraigued.
Population in EngNational Temperance Congress opened at land and Wales beChester.
fore 1951." Lower House of the Hungarian Diet passed the Mrs. Bedford Fenwick
remaining Ecclesiastico-Political Bills; and. on". National Value the Budget Statement was submitted.
of Organised Labour 99 and Co-operation
amongst Women." BY-ELECTIONS.
18. Dr. R: Munro on the Aug. 31. Inverness Burghs :
Neolithic Station of Mr. R. B. Finlay, Q.C., on his appointment as
Solicitor-General, was returned unopposed.
TARY. with the following result :
HOUSE OF LORDS. Mr. W. Kenny (DL)
Sept. 4. Expiring Laws Mr. Pierce Mahody (P
l'ublic Offices (ACMajority'. 432
quisition of Site) . At the General Election :-(DL) 3,661, (P)
Bill, Public Works 3,205-majority, 456.
Loan Bill, and Pur6. South Kerry :
chase of Land (IreA by-election was hell Lere with the following
land) Bill passed all result:
their stages. Mr. T. G. Farrell (N) .. . 1,209
5. Appropriation Bill Mr. W. Murphy (Healyite) . 474
passed all its stages.
Parliament was pro-
rogued until Nos. At the General Election Mr. D. Kilbride (N) was
18th. . returned unopposed. 12. Limerick:
HOUSE OF COMMONS, Mr. John Daly being declared .00 fit to sit as, a Sept. 3. Report of Way's Member of Parliament, a by-election was held
and Meaņs (Aug. with the following result :
31st agreed to. F. A. O'Keefe (AP).. .. .. 1,851
Appropriation Bill J. Nolan (P) .. ..
red first time.
SIR DOUGLAS GALTON, K.C.B.
President of the British Association, 1895.
Deputy) Bill read returned unopposed.
(Photograph by Elliott and Fry.)
Bathokx, CHIEF OF THE BaxgWAKETSE.
. Rev. W: C. W'ILLOUGHBY. SEBELE, CHIEF OF THE BAKWENA.
KHAMA, CHIEF OF THE BAMANGWATO.
I fear Lo Bengula less than I fear brandy. I fought Lo Bengula when he had his father's great warriors from Natal, and drove him back, and he never came again, and God who helped me then would help me again. Lo Benyula never gives me. a sleepless night. But to fight against drink is to fight against demons, and not against men. I dread the white man's drink more than all the assegais of the Matabele, which kill men's bodies, and is quickly over, but drink puts devils into men, and destroys both their souls and their bodies for ever. Its wounds never heal. I pray your Honour never to ask me to open even a little door to the drink.-Letter from Khama to Sir Sydney Sheppard, March 7th, 1888.
HAMA, 'chief of the Bamangwato, who has this canon of the Hebrew Scriptures, which is responsible for 1 autumn visited England on a mission to the the regeneration of Khama. In his own picturesque
Colonial Office, would make a delightful figure in phrase, he is one of the people of the Word of God." the romantic story of the Mediæval Church. He is too He is a trophy of the Holy Book, a sample to be seen near to us'to-day for us to
and known of all men of the see the full significance of
power of the Bible. And his character. For Khama
inasmuch as it has achieved is a portent in his way.
this miracle in his case, we Clovis, King of the Franks,
may be encouraged to hope whose conversion is cele
and believe that it may be brated in that petrified poem,
not less efficacious in the the Cathedral, at Rheims, in
case of other savages, not his day, and to his Franks,
only of the royal variety, somewhat' resembled the
with which this world chief of the Bamangwato,
abounds. Here is indeed a although the latter is no
triumph of grace over nature. doubt a much more exem
Here is an African illustraplary personage. The spec
tion that while heredity is tacle of the first ruler of a
strong, it is not invincible. fighting race who accepts
Khama is the son of a chiefChristianity is always full
tain in whose veins ran the of interest. These conver
blood of unbroken.series of sions mark the watershed of
generation of savages. His historical epochs. Usually
father was a heathen of the the new convert is a convert
old school, who held the in little but in name; the
doctrine of heredity in all grace of Christian baptism
its integrity.";!! ! veneers but slightly the
"It is all very good for hereditary paganism, and it
you white men to follow the is difficult to say whether
Word of God,” he once told the royal convert is a greater
Mr. Mackenzie. “God made scandal or a greater sup
you with straight hearts; port to the true faith. In
but it is a very different the case of Khama it is
thing with us black people. not so. The son of an
God made us with a crooked African chief, who was
heart. '; No, do not oppose frankly heathen, with no
'me; I know I am right. working faith save a hideous
Your heart is white from your devotion to a murderous (From a photograph by Pickering, the Garden Studio, Leicester.)
birth; the hearts of all black species of witchcraft, he is
people are black and bad.” as exemplary a Christian as if he had been the son “Nay, Sekhome," said the good missionary," those who of an English bishop, or a deacon at Mr. Spurgeon's turn to God get a new heart and better thoughts." Tabernacle. It is strange, indeed, to find this fair : “Not black people," he interrupted. “And yet," he flower of a saintly life suddenly blossoming out of the added, after a pause," and yet after all Khạma's heart is very thorny stem of a barbarous heathendom. But perhaps white. Yes, Khama's heart is white." the fact is undisputed and indisputable. Khama's life “Sekhome,” said the missionary, “why should not you for thirty years at least has been lived in the full blaze of enter the Word of God, as Khama has done?”. that fierce light which beats upon the throne; even the And this is what Sekhome replied. « Monare, you throne of an African chief. And there is only one don't know what you say. The Word of God is far from verdict. Trader and soldier, traveller and missionary, me. When I think of entering the Word of God, I can hunter and scientist, alike concur in one verdict-Khama, compare it to nothing except going out to the plain and .chief of the Bamangwato, is a gentleman and a Christian. meeting single-handed all the forces of the Matabele. Such a man coming amongst us at such a time will That is what it would be for me now to enter the Word well repay our study.
of God.” The Book of Job, as Carlyle was fond of reminding us, A bold and vigorous metaphor. Sekhome died as he helped to build St. Paul's Cathedral. It was the same had lived, a heathen outside the Word. But even he old Book, and the other sacred writings bound up in the admitted that Khama's heart was white-a quality which