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Deputies sustains the government's policy toward raising of the Turkish customs duty is signed at labor by a vote of 343 to 210. Constantinople.
May 15.-The Russian upper house rejects the bill passed by the Duma to abolish trial by drumhead court martial....Socialists and Anti-Semites make the greatest gains in the Austrian elections.
May 17-The corporation of Dublin unanimously adopts a resolution condemning the Irish Home Rule bill.
May 18-Herr Dernburg is appointed head of Germany's new ministry for the colonies.
May 2.-King Edward of England and Presi
April 20.-The Porte explicitly accepts the five dent Fallières of France exchange visits at Paris. demands of the European powers.
April 22.-The reply of the Sultan of Morocco to the French demand for indemnity shows a desire to negotiate rather than to meet the claims.... Nicaragua suggests to the United States a plan to break the deadlock at Amapala by having the question of Salvadore's liability in the war submitted to arbitration.
April 23.-A treaty of peace between Salvador and Nicaragua is signed at Amapala. April 25.-The protocol with reference to the
May 3.-The Dominican Congress ratifies the new treaty with the United States.
May 4-The Turkish Government concedes all the American demands, chief of which is that concerning the treatment of schools.
May 5-A demand for the release of the Nicaraguan and Honduran prisoners on the Marietta is refused by the American commander.
May 6.-An agreement by which France and Japan will be bound to observe the status quo regarding their territories in the Far East is reported as under negotiation at Tokio.
May 7-It is announced that Great Britain and Germany have reached an understanding with regard to their possessions in South Africa. ....Ecuador protests against the boundary agreement between Brazil and Colombia as prejudicial to Ecuador's interests.
May 9.-It is announced in Paris that as Morocco's reply to the French demands is not satisfactory the occupation of Oudja will continue.
May 12.-Negotiations to establish a Japanese embassy at Constantinople are hampered by Turkish refusal to grant to Japan the supervision of internal affairs which is possessed by the great powers.
May 14-The German Reichstag, on third reading, finally passes the German-American commercial agreement, which is to take effect on July I and remain in force one year.
May 15-Signor Tittoni, the Italian Foreign Minister, in a speech before the Chamber of Deputies, explains the attitude of the powers toward the question of limitation of armament at The Hague.
May 16 The Moroccan Foreign Minister communicates to France the Sultan's decision to comply with her demands. ... Chinese officials in Shanghai state that the famine relief has healed all breaches between China and the United States....The Nicaraguan Congress approves the peace treaty with Salvador.
OTHER OCCURRENCES OF THE MONTH.
April 20.-Heavy snow and hail storms are reported from Colorado, Kansas, and other portions of the Southwest.
April 21.-Thirty-one persons are drowned by the sinking of a river steamer in the Neva, near St. Petersburg.
April 23-New buildings at Glasgow University are opened.... The gift of $1,000,000 by Miss Anna T. Jeanes, for the education of negro chil
THE MEETING OF KING EDWARD AND KING AL- dren in the South, is announced.
FONSO AT CARTHAGENA.
April 26.-The Jamestown Tercentenary Ex
position is formally opened; President Roosevelt reviews naval and military parades, makes an address, and touches a button that opens the fair. ....The centennial celebration of the birth of the founder of Cornell University is begun.
April 27. The new buildings of the New York State College of Agriculture are dedicated at Ithaca, N. Y.
April 29-Snowstorms are reported in northern Italy and southern Germany.
May 2.-A statue of General McClellan is unveiled in Washington, President Roosevelt delivering the principal address.
May 3-Representatives of the cotton manufacturers and the textile council of Fall River, Mass., agree on a scale of wages.
May 4-Snow falls in northern New York State and northern Ohio.
May 5-The Interstate Commerce Commission, acting under the new law, orders a reduction in the United States Express Company's rates on cut flowers....As result of a strike on the street railways of San Francisco, no cars are run in that city; the telephone operators also quit work.
May 8-The steamer Poitou, from Marseilles for Montivedeo, is wrecked on the coast of Uruguay, and 100 persons are reported drowned.
May 9.-General Baron Kuroki of Japan and the Duke of Abruzzi of Italy arrive in Washington, D. C.....The trial of William D. Haywood for complicity in the murder of ex-Governor Steunenberg begins at Boise City, Idaho....It is announced that the stockholders of the Union Pacific Railroad will be asked to authorize the
issue of $100,000,000 common stock and $75,000,000 4 per cent. convertible bonds.
May 10.-A male heir to the throne of Spain is born at Madrid....The Master Builders' Association of Berlin and its suburbs decides to lock out over 100,000 masons and bricklayers. ....Twelve thousand 'longshoremen employed at the port of New York go on strike for higher wages.
May 11-Thirty-one persons are killed in a wreck on the Southern Pacific Railroad at Honda, Cal.
May 13.-Eighteen hundred 'longshoremen go on strike at Montreal....Wheat passes the dolThe three-hundredth anniversary of the landing lar mark on the Chicago Board of Trade.... of the first permanent English settlers in America is celebrated at Jamestown Island, Va.; a military and naval parade of Americans and foreigners is reviewed by General Kuroki and others at the Jamestown Exposition.
May 14-The Russian May Day is marked by many strikes.... It is announced from Washington that the "green bug," which has been ravaging the wheat fields of the West and Southwest, has been nearly exterminated by the parasite fly.
May 17-Cossacks rush into a factory at Lodz and kill twenty-one workingmen, wounding many others.
May 19.-The Lowell, Mass., textile council votes to request an increase in wages of 10 per cent. in all of the seven great cotton mills of the city....Employees of the Woolwich (Eng.) Arsenal make a demonstration in Trafalgar Square to express their disapproval of the government's discharge of workmen.
THE LATE EDWIN H. CONGER.
(Former United States Minister to China.)
April 20.-Sir George Armstrong, proprietor of the London Globe, 71.... William Hastings Hughes, a well-known Boston merchant, 73... Mrs. Esther McNeil, first president of the W. C. T. U., 94.
April 22.-Rev. William W. Lloyd, D.D., the rector and friend of Jefferson Davis, 88.... Frans Reinhold Kjelman, the eminent Swedish botanist, 61.
April 23-Ex-Judge William H. Arnoux, of New York, 75....Judge John Edmond Wentworth Addison, of England, 69.... Andre Theuriet, the French poet, novelist, and dramatist, 74....Thomas B. Riter, the Pittsburg iron and steel manufacturer, 67.
April 24.-David Willcox, former president of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad Company, 57. ....Denis Kearney, the San Francisco labor agitator, 60....Rev. John Fulton, of the Philadelphia Divinity School, 73.... Prof. Wolfram C. Fuchs, the Chicago X-ray expert, 41.
April 25-William Gibson Colesworthy, the well-known Boston book dealer, 56.
April 26.-Mgr. Bernard O'Reilly, biographer of Popes Pius IX. and Leo XIII., 93.... William Duryea, the starch manufacturer, 77....S. T. K. Prime, a well-known crop statistician, 75.... Prof. Albert Richard von Mosetig-Moorhof, the well-known Austrian surgeon, 69.
April 27.-Ex-Gov. Rufus Brown Bullock,. of Georgia, 73....William Platt Pepper, prominent in philanthropic work in Philadelphia, 70.
April 28.-William J. Johnston, publisher of trade journals in New York City, 54.
April 30.-William M. Johnston, American
landscape and portrait painter, 86....Nathaniel Parks, a pioneer in electric experiments and inventions, 82.
May 1-Dr. John Kells Ingram, the Irish political economist, 74.... Arthur McEwen, chief editorial writer of the New York American, 51.
May 2.-Mrs. Annie Wheeler, a well-known Canadian philanthropist, 76.
May 3.-Prof. George Sverdrup, a noted theologian of Minneapolis, 58.
May 4.-Dean Ernest W. Huffcut, of the Cornell Law School, legal adviser to Governor Hughes, 46....George B. Butler, an American artist who had lived many years abroad, 70.... General John Watts de Peyster, of New York, 86.... Prof. Albert H. Smyth, of Philadelphia, a well-known author, 44....Edwin Varry, an American actor of the old school, 81.
May 5-General Joseph K. Hudson, a wellknown Kansas editor, publisher, and politician, 67.... Felix Regamey, the French painter, 63.... Max F. Klepper, the painter of animals, 46.
May 6.-Rev. John Watson, D.D. (" Ian Maclaren "), 56 (see page 686)....Maj-Gen. Henry Ronald Douglass MacIver, the veteran of eighteen wars, 65.... John I. Platt, editor of the Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Eagle, 68....Capt. Adalbert Krech, of the Hamburg-American Line, 54
May 8-Ex-United States Senator Edmond G. Ross, of Kansas, whose vote saved President Andrew Johnson from impeachment, 80.
May 9.-Andrew B. Hendrix, inventor of the iron car wheel, 73.
May 10.-General Orlando B. Wilcox, retired, veteran of the Civil, Mexican, and Seminole wars, 85.
May 11-Edward Kemeys, the Washington sculptor, 65.
May 12.-Charles H. Haswell, the oldest and most distinguished civil and marine engineer in the United States, 98....Jaris Karl Huysmans, the French author, 59....Albert Keep, formerly president of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, 81.... Charles H. Fletcher, the well-known woolen manufacturer, 67.... Rev. Leonard Woolsey Bacon, D.D., Congregational clergyman and author, 77.
May 13.-Frank H. Goodyear, the Buffalo, N. Y., capitalist, 58....William Johnson, publisher of Printer's Ink, of New York, 51....Dr. John M. Harlow, the famous New England surgeon, 87....Captain William Vocke, lawyer and journalist, of Chicago, 68.
May 14.-Brig.-Gen. Matthew M. Blunt, U. S. A., retired, 77.
May 16-Frederick Hull Cogswell, court stenographer and author, of New Haven, 47.
May 17.-Orrin W. Potter, the pioneer steel manufacturer of Chicago, 70....Prof. Gustave Jacob Stoeckel, first head of the department of music at Yale, 87.
May 18.-Edwin Hurd Conger, United States Minister to China during the Boxer troubles, 64....Charles Frederic Cutler, president of the New York Telephone Company, 66....General Carlos Roloff, treasurer of Cuba, 64.
May 19-Sir Benjamin Baker, the eminent English engineer, 68.
THE HOUSE-HUNTERS (BRYAN, TAFT, AND FAIRBANKS).
BRYAN: "That house looks good to me, if the present occupant really expects to give it up." From the Journal (Minneapolis).
A candidate who, unlike Theodore Roosevelt, will keep his mouth shut, whatever happens.