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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.
There are many who will vote for Mr.
of the Free Silver or for Free Combination, but
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.
GULF OF MEXICO
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.)
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.
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
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
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.
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 J.aw 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
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.
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.
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.
THE LATE MRS. BEECHER STOWE.
THE PRESENT BALANCE OF PARTIES.
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.