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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 Harveyism. 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 maşs. 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 vote in Noveuber remains to be seen.

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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
merely in order to burst up from below

MICH 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, 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. 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

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 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.






per 1,000.


26 Ser


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

Prison. works.

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

Gaol. Salisbury.

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.


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

of Wight.)

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

Mashonaland. .

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

Li Hung Chang received a deputation from the

British and Foreign Arbitration Association.
13. Dr. Nansen arrived at Vardö.
15. The French Consul and the Russian Commander

instructed to protert all Cretan Christians.
Lord Salisbury was installed as Lord Warden of

the Cirque l'orts.
Li Hung Chang received at Hawarden by Mr.

16. Eight Greek officers, twenty non-commissioned

officers, and 800 volunteers for Cete.
A monument was unveiled at Chalons-sur-Marn

to the memory of President Carnot.
Spanish Troops for service in Cuba, selected by

Tot in Madrid.
17. Sir Edmlind Monso: appointel Ambassa lor at

Paris, and Sir Rora e Rumbold at Vienna.
Riots ocurred in Belfast.
The Christian Deputies hal an unsatisfactory

interview with Zihni l'asha.
All the Troops reported through the most diffi-

cult rapid of the Nile.
The Queen appointed Li Hung Chang an

Honorary knight Grand Cross.
18. A Festival celebrating the 60th year of lier

Majesty's Reign opese i at Rion.
The letrotbal of the Prince of Saples to Princess

Helen of Montenegro anuouncel.
A Deputation called upon the Lord-Lieutenant
at Dublin Castle praying for the Introduction

of Manual Training into the Irish National

Appointed Ambassador at Paris.
Appointed Ambassador at Vienna.

Baron von Zeltwitz accidentally killed by the (l'hotograph by S. Jacobsson, Stockholm:)

German Emperor's yacht Meteor.

(Photograph by Bassano, Old Bond Street.)



28. Tsar conferre l ho jours on several Austrian and Congestel Districts, and Burgh Land Tax made by the Local Government Board ander Hungarian Ministers. Relief (Scotland) Bill.

the provisiors of the Agricultural Rates All, Li Hung Chang arrived in New York.

Second Reading of the Baths and Wash houses 1896. Discussion by Sir W. Harcourt, Mr. Another meeting between Mr. Rhodes and the

Acts Amendment Bill, the Law Agents

Chaplin and others.

Resolution with raw. Matoppo Indunas. (Scotland) Bill, and the Poor Law Officers First reading of a Bill to make further provisi

: 0 Japanese Ministers resigned.

Superannuation Bill.

for the relief of the destitute poor in Ireland. 29 Li Hung Chang received by President Cleve Royai Assent given by Commission to the 8. Third Reading of the Local Taxation (Ireland) land.

Appropriation Bill, the Land Law (Ireland). Estate Duty Bill, Public Works Loan Bill Ambassadors of the Powers warned the Sult in

Bill, and numerous other Bills.

the Expiring Laws Coutiquance Bill, and the that he endangered his Empire by sufferivg The Queen's Speech realan l Parliament declared Telegraph Money Bill. the continuance of the existing anarchy uuder Prorogue 1 until 0-tober 31st next.

Vote für Public E lucation in Scotland passed in the condivance of the Imperial Troops.

Committee of Supply. 30. Mr. A. J. R. Treud ill appointed Assistant Sec


10. On the Vote for the Lcal Government Board, retary of the Department of Science and Aug. 1. Third Reading of the following Bills :--The Mr. Hazell's motion for reduction withdrawi, Art.

Ugoda Railway Bill, the Loomotives un Dr. Clark's motion for reduction negativet bę Emperor of Japan appointed Count k'uroda Highways Bill, the Bishopric of Bristol Act 146 to 42, and Vote agreet to. Numerves acting Premier.

Amendment Bill, the Housing of the Working 0:ber Votes agreel to. 31. King Humbert signed a decree re-establisbing Classes (Scotland) Bill.

Third Reading of the West Highland Railway an Italian Squadron in South

Guarantee Bill, the laray Ameri, an waters for the protes

Bill, and the Baths and Wash. tion of bis subjects in Brazil

houses Bill. 1.i Hung Chang placed a wreath

11. The Resolution relating to the on the tomb of President G. aut

Vote for the Island of Cyprus in New York.

carried by 142 to 38 after some


Resolution relating to the Colonis! PARLIAMENTARY.

Vote, and other resolutivos HOUSE OF LORDS.

agreed to.

Third Reading of the Quarter 4. Second Reading of the Finance

Sessions (London) BJI. Bill, the Naval Reserve Bill,

The Select Committee on British and the Truk Bill.

South Africa nom natei. The Labourers (Ireland) Bill, the

12. The Lords' Amendments to the Railways (Ireland) Bil, and the

City and South Londoa Railway Conciliation (Trade Disputes)

Bill considered. Bill passed tbrougb Committee.

The Lords' Amendments to tbe 7. Third Reading of the Conciliation

Land Law (Ireland) Bill co(Trade Disputes) Bill.

sidered. After several alteriDiscussion in Committee on the

tions a Committee was appointe! Land Law (Ireland) Bill, by

to draw up reasqus for ci-agret Lords Lansdowne, Templetown,

ing with the Lords. Jondonderry, Iuchiquin, Duu

Second Readiog of the Consolidated raren, the Duke of Devonshire,

Fund (Appropriation) Bill, after and others.

discussion by Mr. Carz #i, Nr. The Royal Assent was given by

Monk, Sir H. Havel <k-Alles, Commission to the Conciliation

Mr. Balfour, and othes. (Tra le Disputes) Bill, ube

The Labourers (Ireland) Bll as Finance Bill, and many otber

amended by the Lords was Bills.

sidered. Also the Light RailDiscussion of the Land Law

ways Bill (Ireland) Bill resumeil by Lor Is

13. Mr. J. O'Connor more that Ibe Lansdowne, Cloubrock, Londol

Lords' Amendmeats to tbe derry, Castletown, and others.

Dublin Corporation Pill be coBill passe 1 through Committee

sidered ibat day two maith 10. Third Reading of the Labourers

Motion carried by 65 to 62,80 (Ireland) Bili.

the Bill was therefore lust. The House went into Committee

Upon the Motion for going into on the Light Railways Bill.

Committee on tbe East India After some discussion the Bill

Revenue Accounts, lol lo was read a second time.

Hamilton made the Annual Lord Lansdowne's amendment to

Statement regarding the fi 92 Clause 1 of the Land Law (Ire

of India. land) Bill agreed to, after dis

The Indian Bulget agree i to. cussion by Lord Spencer, Lord

The Lords' Amendments the Londonderry, and others. Bill

Commons' Ameаdments to Le read a third tim.

Land Law (Ireland) B.Jl sgrey 11. Third Read ng of the Ligut Ril

'0. ways Bill and the Public Health

Third Reading of the IT LAT (Ireland) Bill. THE LATE LADY TEXXYSON.

Officers' Superannuation Bili si Second Reading of the Agricul(Prom the painting by Mr. G. F. Wutls, R.A)

the Law Agents (Sa t'and) ad. tural Rates, Cougesiel Districts,

14. Third Reading of the Consoli latel and Burgh Laod Tax Relief

Funds (Appropriat on) Dill. (Scotland) Bill, the Telegraph Money Bill, 3. Consideration in Committee of the Agricultural The Qucan's Speech read by the Speaker. the Local Taxation (Ireland) Estate Duty Rates, Congestel Districts, an 1 Burgh LaulBill, the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill, Tax Relief (Scotland) Bi l.

SPEECHES. and the Public Works Loans Bill.

4. In Committee on the Scotch Rating Bill. Afer 12. The Lani Law (Ireland) Bill was received with prolonge i discussion, Clause 1 carried by 17.2 3. The Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, at Hawardes, Amendments from the other House. to 74.

on Rural Life. 13. The Commons Amendment to tbe City and 5. Consideration of the Scotch Agricultural Rating 5. Michael Davitt, M.P., at Dublin, on the coming

South London Railway Bill to preserve the Bill resume l in Committee. Clauses 4 and 5, Irish Convention. church of St. Mary Woolooth agreed to.

afier long discussion, agreed to, and Bill re Sir J. Gordon Sprigg, at East London, Sobib Third Reading of the Uganda Railway Bill, ported to the House.

Africa, on South African Affairs. the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill, the The Stationery Vote agree l to.

7. Li Hung Chang, at Hotel Metropole, oa Chica Public Works Loans Bill, the Telegraph 6. Tbird Realing of the Dublin Corporatioa Bill.

and the We tern World. Movey Bill, and the Local Taxation (Ireland) Motion to omit Clause 1 of the Agricultural Rates, 8. Sir John Gorst, at Cambridge, on University Estate Duty Bill.

Congestel Districts, and Burgh Land Tax Extension. Discussion of the Commous' Amendments to Relief (Scotland) Bill negativel by 137 to 58. 12. Mr. Bryan, in New York, on the Democrati the Lords' Amendments in the Land Clause 5 carriei by 131 to 52. Motion that

Political Platform. (Ireland) Billby Lord Lansdowne, Lord Bill should be read that day three months 15. Lord Salisbury ani Lord Dufferin, at Dove, Londonderry, and others.

negativel by 124 to 45. Bill real a third upon the Lord Wardens of the Cinque Ports Agree i vot to insist on their Amendment to the time.

17. Li Hung Chang, at Barrow, on the peel of preLabourers (Ireland) Bill, which the Commons 7. On the Vote for Ordnance Factories, Captain tical work in China. objected to.

Norton movel to re luce the Vote. M tion Mr. Davitt, at Castleisland, on the Lani Att. 14. The Consolidatel Fund (Appropriation) Bill negatived by 145 to 57. Vote agreed to. 18. Mr. T. M. Healy, at Dublin, on the land At passe l through all its stages. Numerous minor Votes agreed to.

and on the “ Convention of the Irish Rae. Third Reading of the West Highland Railway Mr. Lloyd-George moved a Resolution declaring Mr llo.lzson Pratt, at the Crystal Palace, on the

Guarantee Bill, and the Agricultural Rates, that this House disapprovel of the regulations Work of the Labour Association.


20. Lord Russell, at Saratoga (New

York), on International Law. 25. Lord Londonderry, at Sunder

land, on the Present Condition

of Agriculture. 31. Mr. Balfour, at Styal, on Poor

Law Education.

19. Alexander H. Green, Professor

of Geology at Oxford, 61. W. D. Balfour, Provincial Secre

tary for Ontario, 45. 20. M. Julius Lange, of Copenbagen

University, 58. 23. Charles L. W. Merlin, Ex

Consul at Piræus, 24. Dr. Rüdinger, Professor of

Anatomy at Munich Uuiver

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. Bertha 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 of

the Royal Academy, 67. Canon Chas, G. Curtis. 15. Rev. Patrick Duggan, Roman

Catholic Bishop of Clonfert, $3. 16. Lieut.-Colonel Justin C. Ross,

engineer, 54. 19. Josiah D Whitney, Harvard

Professor of Geology, 77.
Miss Georgiana E. Ormerod,


DEATHS AXXOUNCED. M. Clausel de Coussergues, 65. Madame Ibrabim. Sir Elgar Ma Culloch, ex-Bailiff

and President of Guerusey, 88. Jas. Edward Fiszgerald, C.M.G.,

78. M. Caillaux, ex-Minister of

Finance, 74. 1. Cazenove de Pradipe, French.

Chamber, 58.
Hubert A. Newton, Professor at

Yale, 66.
W. Ffooks Woodfurde, Judge

80. Elsie von Krienitz (“Camilla

Selden "). George Shaw, of the Corporation

of London, 73. Canon Green, Vicar of Friez--.

land. William Dyer, 74. Rev. Alban H. Wright, 43.


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HUMBERT I., KING OF ITALY. HATEVER doubts may be cast on the policy that ing Italian patriots there certainly flowel in Humbert's

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

model wife and destinies of Great

mother, and of charmBritain and Italy into

ing disposition, and closer touch. Between

herself watched orer 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

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 aroused

“Fear and Savoy have responsive chords in

never met.” Unforour breasts; and, last

tunately her in valubut not least, because

able influence and while they admire the

guidance energy, 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 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

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 Castozza, where so that from the point of view of the more uncompromis he and his brother gave signal proof of personal bravery.




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