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Mr. McKinley's saying that the country wanted streets, and the ordinary municipal means for the neither cheap money nor cheap labour is much removal of such animals totally failed. In the quoted ; but the talismanic phrase that will echo intense glare of the sun, which at the pavement through the States until polling day is still to seek level must have brought the thermometer to a point Dr. Albert Shaw, writing a week ago, says : - well above 120 degrees, the decomposition of dead
It is evident that the mere names “Democrat” and “Re horses proceeded with terrific rapidity; and inasmuch publican” have lost all their charm for the working me.
as two or three days elapsed in scores or hundreds They will vote this year in accordance with their view as to the net balance of advantage for themselves and their own of instances before the removal could be effected, class. If the eminent politicians of the Democratic party were
the serious nature of the nuisance can be better absent from the Bryan meeting, it is true on the other hand that the leaders of trades-unionism and organised labour were
imagined than described. Public or quasi-public milk present on that occasion. The Chicago platform demands an stations were kept open all night during the heated income tax, criticises the Supreme Court for its income-tax decision, condemns the cmployment of Federal troops at the
term, and it became possible to procure sterilised great Chicago railway strikes, and spurns the innovation and perfectly healthy milk, fresh and of normal known as “ government by injunction” through Federal judges. It is that part of the Chicago platform which we may term its
richness, for the needs of tenement-house children. Altgeldism and Debsism that has won the allegiance of the All departments of the city government, with the Eastern labour leaders, rather than the part which we may call its Blandism and Harveyisin. It certainly can do no
earnest approval of Mayor Strong, united in doing harm to have it known that, at this stage of the campaign, everything possible for the comfort of the masses. there is no evidence that the working men of New York, who constitute the larger half of the voters, are opposed to Bryan and the Chicago ticket. In our judgment the New York working men soon after the Chicago convention were strongly inclined to support Mr. Bryan and espouse free silver, in a pretty solid mass. It would also seem evident, however, as the campaign proceeds, that the working men of the East are entirely open to conviction on the money question, and are eager to get at the truth. How they will yote in November remains to be seen.
There are many who will vote for Mr. Enthusiasm Bryan not because they care either for
of the Free Silver or for Free Combination, but Silvermen.
cu merely in order to burst up from below party organisations that have become corrupt and havé ceased to have any real raison d'étre. As for the dangers predicted from the election of Mr. Bryan,
MAP SHOWING THE AREA OF THE HEAT WAVE. they shrug their shoulders. The American Constitution, they say, was framed in order to neutralise The park department, contrary to its ordinary rules, in advance the freaks of the electors. If Mr. Bryan threw the parks and public squares open at night, were elected, what could he do? Ramp round like so that many thousands who were unable to endure · a bull in a ring-fence, and that would be all. And the stifling heat of their overcrowded tenements so it may happen that the Party of all the Money found comfort in sleeping on the grass in the open and all the Respectability, and no small portion air. The city appropriated some thousands of of the Rascality of the Union, may get defeated. dollars, at the height of the distress, for the
The extreme heat of August, which con- purchase of ice to be distributed freely by direcThe Hot Wave tinued from early in the month to about tion of President Roosevelt of the Police Board.
of the 17th, was for a large portion of the Meanwhile, the World was managing a Free Ice August.
susce United States the most trying and Fund which was of the highest utility. The disastrous experience of a climatic sort with which water department adopted the plan of flooding the the country has been visited in our generation. The streets and gutters in the tenement house districts death-rate in the large cities increased alarmingly, and with great streams of fresh, cool Croton water, and for some days in New York it ran up from the normal hundreds of men and women, not to mention thourate of 20 per 1,000 per annum to nearly 50 per 1,000. sands of children, literally laid down in the streets Many hundreds of people died in New York City to enjoy the refreshing stream that flowed from the alone from sunstroke and heat prostration, while hydrants. This policy was in marked contrast to thousands of others were more or less seriously that which the water companies of the East of London affected. Hundreds of horses fell dead in the have been enforcing this season.
EVENTS OF THE MONTH.
19. The Boilermakers at Chiswick again struck
work. Aug. 1. A dynamite bomb was exploled on the
A Cessation of Hostilities pending surrender of tomb of M. Stamboloff in Sofia.
the Rebels in Matoppos ordered by General A statue to Burns's Highland Mary was unveilel
Carrington. by Lady Kelsin at Dunoon.
20. Dominion Parliament opened in Ottawa. Report of a defeat of the Cuban rebels.
The Cougress of the American Bar Association The first electric tramway in Egypt began
opened at Saratoga, New York. operations in Cairo.
John Daly, the Dynamitard, released from 2. Lisbon in darkness because of a strike at the gas
21. A Conspiracy in the Philippine Islands to secure Christian houses broken into in Heraklion.
their Independence reported in Madrid. Eight hurdred Cretan refugees arrived in Athens.
Belgian police refused to allow Mr. Ben Tillett Colonel Plumer's columu made a successful
to take any part in the agitation of the attack upon the rebels.
Dockers. 3. Moore Brothers' failure cause l the closing of the
. Li Hung Chang sailed from Southampton for Chicago Stock Exchange.
New York. Turks defeated near Elassona.
Major Coventry was released from Holloway 4. Li Hung Chang had an interview with Lord
The International Copyright Congress opened at The International Homeopathic Congress openel
Berne. in Queen's Hall.
22. The Matoppo Indunas surrenderei to Mr. The International Psychological Congress openel
Rhodes. iu Muuich University.
Mr. Hoke Smith, Secretary of the Interior at The first train of Trans-Siberian Railway reachel
Washingto:1, resigued. Tomsk.
A new scheme of Reforms sent to the Porte by Lord Cromer gave evidence before the Indian
the Ambassadors. Finance Commission.
24. Christians besieged the Turkish Troops at Å fatal colliery explosion occurrel near Neath,
Kasteli. South Wales.
One hundrel and fourteen officers and men at Mgr. Izmirlian, the Armenian Patriarch, re.
MR. W. A. HARRISON,
Aldershot re cisel melals from the Queen for signed.
Service in Ashanti. 5. Li Hmg Chang visite l the Queen at Osborne. The Government official of British Guiana who
25. An Exhibitiou of Foreigu Goo is now Cisplacing Taxation riots incurred in Valencia.
was arrestel by the Venezuelans.
British manufactures opened at the London A silver commemorative meial, by order of Photograp? by Hughes and Jullins, Ryle, I: e
Cbamber of Commerce. The Queen, is to be struck for the humage
Hamid bin Thwain, Sultan of Zanzibar, diel, inbabitants of Usbant.
and Said Khalil seized the palace and proIn accordance with the decision of the Portu
claimed himself Sultan. guese Government, the British Government Three Italians lynched in New Orleans.
The River Steamers with troops reachel acknowledged the right of Brazil tɔ the Island Mgr. Bartolomeus appointei locum tenens if the
Kosheh. of Trinidad. Armenian Patriarchate.
Serious Riot in Constantinople ; appalling Colonel Plumer's column defeated five rebel Mohammedans attacked the villages of Anopolis
massacres of Armenians, 2,000 killed. impis. and Garves, killing thirty-two people.
Italians in Rio de Janeiro were attacked by 6. Major Lothaire again acquitted of the charge of 9. l'nfarourable atmospheric conditions prevented
Mobs the murder of Mr. Stokes.
auy valuable observat ous of the Sular Elipse Mr. William C. Green appointei British Agent Jir. Chamberlain received a deputation from the from Vadsö.
in the South Africau lepublic. Congress of Chambers of Commerce touching Two thousand two hundrel Cretan refugees 27. Tsar and Tsaritsa arrived in Vienna. the Colific tion of British Commercial Law
arrived in Athens within treaty-four hours. Said Khalil having refused to comply with i. Li Hung Chang entertainel by the China 20. Colonel Ba len-Powell reported the Matoppo
British Ultimatum, the palace was bumbar le! Association. rebel impis completely broke up.
and the Usurper overthrown, and Hamui bia A deputation from East London called on Mr. 11. Ablullah Pasha, Military Guvernor of Crete,
Mahomet appoiutei Sultan. Chaplin respecting the scarcity of water in
re alle i and succee lei by Ibrabim Pashi.
Sir C. Tupper and Sir Mackenzie Bowell choses that district. . Up to date 101 whites have been murdered in
leaders of the Canadian Opposition Conserva2. Li Hung Chang placed a wreath upon the
tive Party: Gordon Statue, Trafalgar Square, and another 12. Deaths from excessive heat in New York and upon bis tomb in St. l'aul's.
vicinity during the past six days numbered
British and Foreign Arbitration Association.
instructed to protert all Cretan Christians.
the Cirque l'orts.
officers, and 800 volunteers sta.tel for Cete.
to the memory of President Carnot.
Tot in Madrid.
Paris, and Sir Rora e Rumbold at Vienna.
interview with Zihni l'asha.
cult rapid of the Nile.
Honorary knight Grand Cross.
Majesty's Reign opese i at Rion.
Helen of Montenegro anuouncel.
SIR EDMUND MONSON,
Appointed Ambassador at Paris.
Baron von Zeltwitz accidentally killed by the (l'hotograph by S. Jacobsson, Stockholm:)
German Emperor's yacht Meteor.
(Photograph by Bassano, Old Bond Street.)
HOUSE OF LORDS. 4. Second Reading of the Finance
Bill, the Naval Reserve Bill,
and the Truk Bill.
Bill passed througb Committee.
(Trade Disputes) Bill.
Land Law (Ireland) Bill, by
Commission to tbe Conciliation
(Ireland) Bill resumeil by Loris
Bill passei through Committee
on the Light Railways Bill.
was read a second time.
Clause 1 of the Land Law (Ire-
read a third tim.
ways Bill and the Public Health
tural Rates, Cungesiel Districts,
and the Public Works Loans Bill. 12. The Lani Law (Ireland) Bill was received with
Amendments from the other House. 13. The Commons Imendment to the City and
South London Railway Bill to preserve the
cburch of St. Mary Wooluoth agreed to.
Estate Duty Bill.
the Lords' Amendments in the Land J.aw
Londonderry, and others.
Labourers (Ireland) Bill, which the Commons
objected to. 14. The Consolidatel Fund (Appropriation) Bill
passed through all its stages. Third Reading of the West Highland Railway Guarantee Bill, and the Agricultural Rates,
Congeste 1 Districts, and Burgb Land Tax
made by the Local Government Board onder Relief (Scotland) Bill.
the provision of the Agricultural Rates Act Second Reading of the Baths and Wash houses
1896. Discussion by Sir W. Harcourt, Mr. Acts Amendment Bill, the Law Agents
Chaplin and others. Resolution with raw. (Scotland) Bill, and the Poor Law Officers First reading of a Bill to make further provisio Superannuation Bill.
for the relief of the destitute poor in Ireland. Royal Assent given by Commission to the 8. Third Reading of the Local Taxation (Irelanti
Appropriation Bill, the Land Law (Ireland).. Estate Duty Bill, Public Works Loan Bill
tbe Expiring Laws Continuance Bill, and the The Queen's Speech realan i Parliament declared
Telegraph Money Bill.
Vote für Public E lucation in Scotland passel in
Committee of Supply.
10. On tbe Vote for the Lycal Government Board, Aug. 1. Third Reading of the following Bills :- The Mr. Hazell's motion for reduction withdrawa, Uginda Railway Bill, the Loomotives on
Dr. Clark's motion for reduction negativet be Highways Bill, tbe Bishopric of Bristol Act
146 to 42, and Vote agree to. Sumerus Amendment Bill, the Housing of the Working
oher Votes agree to. Classes (Scotland) Bill.
Third Reading of the West Highlan1 Railway
Guarantee Bill, the larreas
Vote for the Island of Cyprus carried by 142 to 38 after souze
discussion. Resolution relating to the Colonis!
Vote, and other resolut:05
Sessions (London) Bl.
South Africa nom natei.
City and South London Railway
Bill considered. The Lords' Amendments to the Land Law (Ireland) Bill cofsidered. After several alterstions a Coromittee was appointe! to draw up reasqus for chagter
ing with the Lords. Second Readiog of the Consolidated
Fund (Appropriation) Bill, after discussion by Mr. Carz #i, Nr. Monk, Sir H. Havelck-Allg,
Mr. Balfvur, and othe. The Labourers (Ireland) Bll as amended by the Lords was a sidered. Also the Light Reil
Lords' Amendmeats to be
the Bill was therefore lost. Upon the Motion for going into
Committee on the East Ipria
Commons' Amendments to Le
Third Reading of th3 P LAT THE LATE LADY TENNYSON.
Officers' Superannuation Bili si (Prom the painting by Mr. G. F. Watts, P.A)
the Law Agents (Sa t'and) dd. 14. Third Reading of the Coasli atel
Funds (Appropriat on) Bill. 3. Consideration in Committee of the Agricultural The Qucru's Speech read by the Speaker.
Rates, Congestel Districts, an 1 Burgh Lul-
SPEECHES. 4. In Committee on the Scotch Rating Bill. Afer
prolonge i dis ussion, Clause 1 carried by 172 3. The Right Hon. W. E. Gladstoue, at Havardes, to 74.
on Rural Life. 5. Consideration of the Scotch Agricultural Rating 5. Michael Davitt, M.P., at Dublin, on the Coming Bill resume l in Committee. Clauses 4 and 5,
Irish Convention. afier long discussion, agreed to, and Bill re Sir J. Gordon Sprigg, at East London, Sorib ported to the House.
Africa, on South African Affairs The Stationery Vote agree 1 to.
7. Li Hung Chang, at Hotel Metropole, ou Chica 6. Third Realing of the Dublin Corporatioa Bill.
and the We tera World. Motion to omit Clause 1 of the Agricultural Rates, 8. Sir John Gorst, at Cambridge, on University Congestel Districts, and Burgh Land Tax
upon the Lord Wardens of the Cinque lots time,
17. Li Hung Chang, at Barrow, on tbe peel of 7. On the Vote for Ordnance Factories, Captain
tical work iu China, Norton moved to re luce the Vote. Mtion Mr. Davitt, at Castleisland, on the Lani Att.
negatived by 145 to 57. Vote agreed to. 18. Mr. T. M. Healy, at Dublin, on the Land Al Numerous minor Votes agreed to.
and on the “ Convention of the Irish Rae Mr. Lloyd-George moved a Resolution de laring Mr llo.izson Pratt, at the Cristal Palace, on the that this House disapprove of the regulations
Work of the Labour Association.
20. Lord Russell, at Saratoga (New
York), on Internatioual Law. 25. Lord Londonderry, at Sunder
land, on the Present Condition
of Agriculture. 31. Mr. Balfour, at Styal, on Poor
19. Alexander H. Green, Professor
of Geology at Oxford, 64. W. D. Balfour, Provincial Secre
tary for Outario, 45. 20. M. Julius Lange, of Copenhagen
University, 58. 23. Charles I. W. Merlin, Ex
Consul at Piræus. 24. Dr. Rüdinger, Professor of
Anatomy at Munich Univer
sity, 64. 26. Sir Robert Stuart, 80. 30. Prince Lobanoff (Russian Minis
ter for Foreign Affairs), 71. Sept. 1. Horace Brooks Marshall,
J.P., Sen., 65.
OBITUARY. Aug. 1. Sir Wm. Grove, 85. 2. Justice Calvin E. Pratt, Supreme
Court of New York, 68. 4. Mrs. Bertba Lewis, philan
thropist, 64. 5. Lieut.-General Sir W. K. Elles,
59. 6. Major - General Henry Tod
Tucker, 88. 8. The Earl of Limerick, 56.
John C. Blackett, 83. 10. Emily, Lady Tennyson, 83. 12. Lieut.-General Sir H. B. Lums
den, 75. Samuel Hickling Parkes. 13. Sir John Millais, President if
the Royal Academy, 67. Canon Chas. G. Curtis. 15. Rev. Patrick Duggan, Roman
Catholic Bishop of Clonfert, 83. 16. Lieut.-Colonel Justin C. Ross,
eagineer, 54. 19. Josiah D Whitney, Harvard
Professor of Geology, 77.
DEATHS ANNOUNCED. M. Clausel de Coussergues, 65. Madame Ibrabim. Sir Elgar Ma Culloch, ex-Bailiff
and President of Guernsey, 88. Jas. Edward Fiizgerald, C.M.G.,
78. M. Caillaux, ex-Minister of
Finance, 74. 11. Cazenove de Pradine, French.
80. Elsie von Krienitz (“Camilla
of London, 73. Canon Green, Vicar of Friez-..
land. William Dyer, 74. Rev, Alban H. Wright, 43.
THE LATE MRS. BEECIIER STOWE.
HUMBERT I., KING OF ITALY. HATEVER doubts may be cast on the policy that ing Italian patriots there certainly flowed in Humbert's
has impelled us forward along the path of con- veins the blood of his country's detested oppressors. But
quest in the Soudan, there can be no gainsaying such memories, if they really ever existed, have vanished the fact that the course of events during the last quarter as completely as the obnoxious white tunics have disof a century, independently of the recent Kassala inci- appeared from the Quadrilateral. The Princess was dent, has thrown the
a model wife and destinies of Great
mother, and of charmBritain and Italy into
ing disposition, and closer touch. Betwecn
herself watched over the two nations there
the education of her is undoubtedly a deep
children with the community of senti
most unfaltering devoment, partly because
tion. She was always we in the making of
present at their England have had to
lessons, meals, and encounter and sur
even in their moments mount parallel diffi
of recreation, and culties, partly because
never failed to instil the enterprise,
in them the necessity .courage, and love of
of loyally acting up freedom of the Italians
to the family motto, have ever aroused
“Fear and Savoy have responsive chords in
never met.” Unforour breasts; and, last
tunately her invalubut not least, because
able influence and while they admire the
guidance were reenergy, the rugged
moved by early death, and steady persever
and at eleven years of ance and practical
age, Humbert, tocommercial spirit en
gether with his brother gendered 'neath our
Amadeus, had to be cold grey skies, we
brought up by are perforce bound
strangers, their father to accord a similar
being at that time tribute of admiration
engrossed with the for the chivalrous and
vital problem of poetic temperament
national unification. and cultured genius
Victor Emmanuel born of their more
had, however, congenial climes. More
trived, even in the over, Italy has never
midst of their literary forgotten and never
avocations, to inspire will forget the cordial
his sons with the noble encouragement shown
aims of Italy's freeby Mr. Gladstone and
dom, and their initiaEngland generally to KING HUMBERT OF ITALY.
tion into military and the development of
political life only Italian unity. It is (Photograph by Montabone, Florence.)
quickened their desire fitting, therefore, that
to aid in their two nations whose
country's task. At sentiments and interests unite so closely should know the age of fifteen young Humbert followed his father more of one another, and we therefore propose to tell into the battlefield, and a few years afterwards, in 1862, our readers something of the King who rules from took a prominent share in the reorganisation of the king. the tireless snows of the Alps to the semi-tropical plains dom of the two Sicilies, and in the festivities at Naples of Sicily—the son of him who after a long and anxious and Palermo, where the unity of the nation was joyfully struggle was first to ascend the throne of united Italy. celebrated. In 1866, before the outbreak of the Austro
Humbert I. was born on March 14th, 1814 (his own Italian war, the young Prince was sent to Paris, charged father's birthday), and, as the eldest son of Victor with the mission of endeavouring to sound the Emperor Emmanuel, had conferred on him at an early age the as to the attitude of France in the forthcoming struggle. ancient and historical title of Prince of Piedmont. His The result was unfavourable so far as Italy was conmother was Maria Adelaide, daughter of the Archduke cerned; but the same year bore witness to young Ranieri, at that time Viceroy of Lombardy and Venice, Humbert's mettle on the battlefield of Custozza, where eo that from the point of view of the more uncompromis- he and his brother gave signal proof of personal bravery.