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announces in the Chamber of Deputies that the government will propose arbitration of the French coal strike.
SIR MARCUS SAMUEL.
(New Lord Mayor of London.)
October 24.-James P. Farrell, M.P., is sentenced to imprisonment under the Crimes Act in Ireland.
October 27.-The general election to the Swiss National Council takes place.
October 28. The debate on the meat and cattle duties is continued in the German Reichstag.
October 29.-The German ministry suffers another defeat in the
Reichstag on the tariff bill; the schedule of minimum duties on cattle, as amended in committee, is adopted.
November 3.-The dismissal from the Russian army of the Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovitch, uncle of the Czar, is officially announced.
November 4.-The Venezuelan Government declares the revolution ended....A fresh uprising is reported in Hayti....William Redmond, the Irish Nationalist, is arrested and sent to prison under the Crimes Act.
November 5.-In the elections of members of the Lower Austrian Diet, the Christian Socialists, or Clerical Anti-Semites, capture all but one of the seats for Vienna, and will command 50 of the 78 seats in the Legislative Assembly; Dr. Lueger, the burgomaster of Vienna, thus gains complete control of both the Lower Austrian Diet and the Vienna town council for the next six years....The British Parliament votes the additional grant of $40,000,000 in aid of the South African colonies. November 8.-Sir Marcus Samuel is installed as Lord Mayor of London.
November 11.-King Alfonso of Spain requests Prime Minister Sagasta to form a new cabinet.
November 13.-The German Reichstag amends the tariff bill so as to permit the government to retaliate against countries that discriminate against Germany.
November 14.-Señor Sagasta forms a new Spanish cabinet, made up as follows: Prime Minister, Señor
A RECENT PICTURE OF KING LEOPOLD OF BELGIUM.
(Whose assassination was attempted on November 15.)
Sagasta; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Duke of Almodovar; Minister of War, General Weyler; Minister of Marine, the Duke of Veragua; Minister of the Interior, Señor Moret; Minister of Public Instruction, Count Romanones; Minister of Justice, Señor Puigcerver; and Minister of Finance, Señor Equilior.
November 15.-An Italian anarchist, named Rubino, makes an unsuccessful attempt to kill King Leopold of Belgium....Dr. Rodrigues Aloes is inaugurated as President of Brazil.
October 21. The text of the Anglo-Chinese treaty is published ...It is announced that King Oscar of Sweden and Norway has decided as arbitrator in the Samoan controversy in favor of Germany and against the United States and Great Britain.
October 22.-The Danish Landsthing, by a tie vote, refuses to
perpetual leases under which foreigners possess property in Japan.
October 29.-The Turkish Government declines to withdraw troops near Aden until the frontier question is settled by Great Britain.
November 8.-A treaty for reciprocity between the United States and Newfoundland is signed at Washington by Secretary Hay and Ambassador Herbert....Minister Wu Ting Fang presents his letters of recall to President Roosevelt.
November 12.-It is announced that Germany assents to the proposal of the United States to submit to the Hague Tribunal the question of the payment of the Chinese indemnity in gold or silver.... President Roosevelt appoints Leslie Coombs, of Kentucky, United States Minister to Guatemala, to succeed W. Godfrey Hunter.
November 19.-It is announced that a Persian ambassador to Greece has been appointed for the first time since 491 B.C.
DR. ADOLF LORENZ.
(The eminent Austrian surgeon now operating on American children. See page 674.)
ratify the treaty ceding the Danish West Indies to the United States.
October 25.-It is announced that Wu Ting Fang, Chinese Minister to the United States, has been appointed to succeed Sheng, formerly Director of Telegraphs and Railroads, as commissioner to negotiate the new commercial treaties.
October 27.-Minister Wu Ting Fang is recalled from Washington by the Chinese Government.
October 28.-It is announced at Paris that Great Britain, Germany, France, and Japan have agreed to refer to the Hague Tribunal the clauses relative to
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mining is generally resumed in the anthracite region.... Volcanic eruptions in Guatemala lay waste an extensive tract of country and cause the loss of thousands of lives.
October 25.-The French coal operators and unionist miners agree to accept arbitration.... The new power canal at Sault Ste. Marie is opened (see page 689)....Dr. Woodrow Wilson is inaugurated as president of Princeton University.
October 27.-Seventy thousand Scotch miners demand an increase of 12 per cent. in wages.
October 30.-The Anthracite Coal Strike Commission begins an inspection of conditions in the mines.
November 1.-The University of Halle, Germany, celebrates its quadricentenary.