TURKEY AND GREECE. THE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS. ,'H A.J3ATISFACTOBY CONFERENCE; -I It is understood that the peace negotiatioesconfer- ence at Constantinople on Saturday was satisfactory in its result. Theopiniot* is now entertained in diplomatic ciitjlep. that the, Porte may propose the cession of Crete tp Greece in exchange for Theesaly. and if stick aft arrangement were .agreed to, would renounce the demand for a watindemnity. This suggestion is fayourably entertained by certain politicians as offer- ing the best solvitio.n of the difficulty, although strong doubts are expressed wbethe^such a proposal would receive the anent of the Powers. The Constantinople correspondent of the Paris Jemrnal states that be has had an interview with the Gfand Vizier, who informed hina that in bis opinion an agreement would, shortly be arrived Sjt on all tho points in dispute between Greece and Turkey, if the Powers would consent to give Turkey territorial com- peusation coatmensurate with the sacrifices which she had made in men and money. The correspon- dent adds that, the. question of the-evacuation of Thessuly will bq ,Oifficult tg, decide as Turkey adheres to her original demands. lp consequence 'thb ati.rude of Great Britain,is .l^ecoming daily more decided.. She seems to .understand that most of the Ambassadors are the playthings of The Porte, and-it is believed that England frill eventually withdraw frdm the Concert. The most optimistic, adds the despatch, do not believe that peace, can possibly concluded within the next twp months unless one Power should by the exercise ot bru force make the Porte yield on all points. 1 The Greek Minister of War has returned to Athens after visiting the Greek camp at Tbermopyla. Entry into the Gulf of Auibrfckia bu been declared free for trading vessels during the daytime. Colonel Palli, Chief of the Greek General Staff! has visited the Turkish camp in order to come to an understanding regarding the Turkish outposts, which, it appears, are constantly advancing beyond the neutral zone. j ad The Governor q Volo,bas issued the following proclamation: By order of the Imperial Govern-i ment, the real and personal property of any persons having left Thessaly and takon refuge elsewhere. who shall not have returned to their homes with their,, families within the space of 15 days, dating front 9 to-day, will be confiscated by the Ottoman Govern- ment. Given at Vblo, June 10, 1837.—Signed, Enver Pasha, Military and Civil Governor."
BROTHER AND SISTER. I The other day, says af correspondent of the lrork- Mire Gazette, I was introduced to a Miss Bale, re- siding in the outskirts of York. It transpired that she had some time ago been very ill. add the cir- cumstarices of her "covery were so interesting that ,1 asked and obtained consent to give publicity to thVm. I had two perious illnesses," she said, and for lopg after suffered from weariness, langour, and ex- hanstion. My life was a burden. Some three years whiJe a victim of the ailments just described, I Was recommended by my brother-in-law to take Dr. Williams'. Pink Pilla for Pale People, which, he said, had been htbtf making oi him." I followed his advice, with the happiest results. After half a box of-tliese Pills I was relieved, and have been consider- ábtý better ever since. They made me alert, active, bright, and cheerful, conditions exactly opposite to those before I had taken them. Miss Bale's account of her brother-in-law's case was even moreinteresting. She had already stated thflt she took to Dr. Williams' Pink Pills on his recommendation. No words be could uøe, she 4ed, could adequately describe the good effects Which he derived from Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for /Tale People. He had had something wrong with the spihe, and lost no end of work; but now, having taken Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, ne never loses a day. He used to goto and return from business on the tram, on account of his infirmity. But the tram has long been discarded. He used to be tired, languid, and weaiy, and would sit in his chair without Bpeaking a word. It is very different now. He always says that no one could believe the benefit he had derived from taking Dr. Williams' Pink Pills." the words of Miss Bale when her interviewer took leaVe of he,r were: "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pål People have really strengthened me. I consider them excellent. Whatever occupation I follow, so far from being a trouble, as formerly, it comes as a pleasure." These Pills are not like other medicine, and their effects are permanent. They act directly qn the blood, and cure anaemia and rheu- matism, weak heart, scrofula, consumption, chronic erysipelas, and restore plfole and sallow, com plexions to the glow of health. They are also a splendid nerve and spinal tonic, and thus have cured !a many cases of p^raly?is, locomotor ataxy, neuralgia^ St.^Vitus'"dance, and nervous headache. They are sold by chemists, and by Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, Holborn-viaduct, London, at 2s. 9d. a box, or six for 13s. 9d., but only with full name, Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. The genuine pills are never sold, loose or from glass jars; pills thus offered are worthless. ,I
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REPORTED SUICIDE OF bltt. 1 BARNEY BARNATO. < On Tuesday morning a L ondon news agency circu- lated.tbefollowiflgstajft.ling telegcam, received; from Funchal, dated eleven o'clock on the preceding even- »g:. V 0? the arrival here to-nightof the South African Mkil steamer from- Capetown, it was announced that, Mr. Barney Barpato, who waa pne of the pa^sspgers, had, during the afternoon, cofnmitted suicide by jumping overboard. j "The body has been recovered." Mr. Barney Barnato left Cape Town on the 2nd inst., on board the Union Steamship Cppipany's cpail steamer Scot), when he was reported to be in good health and spirits. He was. accompanied by Mr. g.,B. Joel. tylr. Barnato yvas reported to be seriously ill at Johannesburg on the 25tn of last month, when Mr. Joel went there to see him. The next day it was t \sUited that he took a long drive, and bad entirely recovered. On the 28th of May the tekgrams said that Mr. Barnato had been ordered complete rest. The career of Mr. Barnett I. Barnarto, commonly known as. JJarneylBarnatp, who has just come, .to ao I sad an end, was (the Daily Nzws says) of the most ex- traordinary character, and forms^pue of the strangest of the romances of modern millionaires. He was a a Londoner by birth, and many an inhabitant of Whitechapel at the present time will tell you tales of Barney's" 'cuteness in the days waQ. he served in hii father's shop. One of the most amiable traits in his character was his attachment to his "old folk," though not all of them cared to journey westward with him. From the humble beginnings we have indicated, Barnato rose to possess many millions, 0 live in Spenceir Hcjuse, and to build a palace in Park-laneu He went out to South Africa in 1873 as a public entertainer, and joined in the rush to the Diamond Fiplds. In a ourious page of autobiography, Mr. Baynatojdescribed the other day how he became a millionaire" It is just 23 years ago since I, considered then a good-looking boy, laadodat Cape Town, after a tedious joiirney of 27 and a-half days, the. greater part of .which time I had spent building castles in the air, wad dreaming possibilities of the new world which I Was approaching. Full of hope and confidence I walked to the Masonic Hotel, and on the verandah was met by a gentleman, whose name I will ask you to allow me to withhold, but who, as I after- wards learnt, held the position of presidepjt ;of the Diamofad Diggings. I was startled by the brilliancy of his shirt-front, on which there blamed three enormous diamond studs, one only of which would have made Pody Moore shed tears. As these only formed part of his jewelled adornments, I thought he must be a walking diamond mine. He spoke to me very kindly, though with a rather a patronising air, asking me my name and destination. I .told him my name was Barney Barpato, and that I was going up to the Diamond-fields to join my brother, arid, as I h'oped, to make my fortune. A look of sympathy, almost of pity, suffused his face, as placing his hand C 9 in a fatherly manner on my shoulder, he said &o home again, my boy, for I have cleared that country of all the gems it contains," and, looking at the sparkling brilliants which shone out from é"r; possible part of him, I was almost convinced that his statement was true. I was too proud to let the tears of dif^f)poiniment fall, and stood wondering what would be said to me if I returned home to admit I had been on a wild goose chase; this was sufficient to make me adhere to my original intention, whatever the result might be, so I determined to go and book my seat on the coach which was leaving the next morning, lest anything else shotild occur to make me,, water. This year-23 years after my interview with him —I met in the Market-square at Johannesburg this aame gentleman, who had cleared the country of all the gems it contained, and on my reminding him of the incident he asked: How did you discover the De Beers Diamond Mines and become gk, Life Governor of the company ?" p I replied: By not taking your advice to go home again." At the Diamond Fields Barnato obtained com- mand of the rich Kimberley Mine. The other prin- cipal group, which controlled the Thi Beefrs Mine, was headed by Mr. Rhodes; and for some time it seemed doubtful which group would sWallow the other. Ultimately the Rhodea group gained the ascendancy, and a'huge amalgamation was effected. A fac-simile of the cheque for upwards of five- and-a-half millions paid by the De Beers Com- pany as the purchase price of the assets of the principal owners of the Kimberley Mine is «fcfll sold in Kimberley as a "ptiot«graphio cariosity. Mr. Barnato was for some years a member of the Divisional Council of Kimberley. In '1888 he was elected member for Kimberley at- the head of tfoe pell, after a contest, thej fierceness of which had never been excelled in South Africa, and again in 1894. From diamonds he turned to gold, and became one of the principal capitalists of Johannesburg. The Companies connected wi-h his name—the Barnato Bank," the Barnato Console," and so forth—will be fresh in the reader's recollec- tion. Alderman Renala, when Lord Mayor, enter- tained Mr. Barney Barnato at I the, Mansion House, and invited many persons to meet him wh6 are not usually seen at the Civic board. The affctir occasioned much comment, and it was un- doubtedly oneeause of the refusal of the Court of Common Council to pass the customary vote of thanks to the Alderman on his retirement from the Mayoralty. Lord Mayor Benals's invitation stated that he was: anxious, to felicitate Mr. B. L. Barnato upon his. recent qourageous, honourable, and successful efforts, to avert what threatened to be a serious financial erisis. v;
LORD KYLLACHY at Edinburgh on Saturday pro- nounced a decree of divorce ia the action of Lady Ross against her husband, and dismissed tl3e-j aaion by Sir Charles Ross against his wife and Mr^ Bathe, granting expenses to Lady Ross in botn ? *CTH^'Vol/csstem publishes a Boer manifesto demand- ing the independence of South Africa, and, if need be, the abolition of the London Convention. AT St. John's, Newfoundland, the boiler of the locomotive of a passenger train burst on Saturday morning, and the engine-driver, named Glasgow, was killed. None of the passengers were injured, but they had a narrow escape. INTKLLIGEMCB has been received, at lokohama from Seoul that many arrests Iiaye. been made there, in connection with an.alleged intrigue to acquire influ- ence over the King, to appoint his falher Regent, and oust th& Russian and Japanese factions,
THE u EW ItiORATITUDE. Venezuela does hot seem so very grateful for the intervention of the United States in the affair of the British Guiana boundary. Dr. Ernst, librarian of the national library at Caracas, has been sent by his Government to study the archives at Georgetown, and this is what he said to an interviewer about the dispute: Aslfed in what light the Venezuelans viewed the intervention of the United States, Dr. Ernst said that they were naturally very grateful to the Washington Government, but Venezuela had no intention of Way- ing the vassal State. "Then you do not consider the reference or the boundary dispute to arbitration a triumph for the Munrbe doctrine/ as it was de- scribed by the New York press P" "The Monroe doctrine," replied Dr. Ernst, is exploded. It has no rauon d'être in the present day, and President Cleve- land's attempt to apply it to the Venezuela boundary dispute cannot be justified. Indeed, I do not think be could have anticipated the effect which his memorable Message upon the subject produced. He was moved to revive the .Monroe doctrine in this matter probably more by political exigencies at home than by the desire to make the United States the protector of the American Continent. That doctrine ,vw formulated for a special purpose, and the conditions which rendered it necessary bave long passed away."
A POSTAL CARD that required 16 years to travel 9b mileabreaks the record for slow postal delivery. It was posted in Leicester in June, 1881, and has just been received in London. The address was plainly written on the card, and no one knows where it has been all this time. j i i
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GERMAN IRON. The import oCiron into Germany has increased during the first four months of this year compared vith the same ptr.iod last year, by 5p,000 t?ns, pod exportaof German iron have decreased by 118,000tons, or nearly 22 pe^ cent. This decline in the expprt trade is chiefly due to th$increase Obome.- consump- tion. Exported iron to England amounted in April to 9900 tons against 13,500 tons in April of last Tear. -r-
OUR LONDON CORRESPONDENT. It may fairly be claimed that next Tuesday- Diamond Jubilee Day—the eyes not only of this nation but of the whole universe will be fixed upon that great -pageant in London, of which the Queen will be the central figure. As far as the metropolis is concerned, nothing els& seems to have been talked of for weeks and as the day draws near and the din of pre- paration increases, it is impossible in any direc- tion to move without finding some fresh evi- dence of interest in the great function. And what a function it will be! Never before in the long history of the Empire has such a pageant been presented as that which will pass before the hundreds of thousands who will line London's streets and even the most insatiable of sight- seers will not be able to say that enough has not been provided for him. From the compara- tively early hour in the morning when the troops begin to keep the streets there will be something to gaze at until the Royal carriage has passed. The colonial procession will be sure to attract general attention and to evoke, as it is certain to do, continuous cheering, and in it will be included not alone the Premiers of the great self-governing colonies, but troops from Canada, New South Wales, Victoria, New Zealand, Queensland, the Cape, South Australia, Natal, and Rhodesia, as well as the Crown colonies-a display illus- trating the unity and greatness of the Empire as splendid in its conception as it will be brilliant in execution. Detachments of the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines will precede the colonial pro- cession through the London streets, and after the latter will come a military display, to be followed by the great central attraction of the day, the Royal procession. Led by the Life Guards, accompanied by cavalry and artil- lery, this will set out from Buckingham Palace at eleven o'clock, and a historical touch will be lent to it when the Royal carriage halts at the confines of the City, the site of old Temple Bar, in order that the Lord Mayor may present the City Sword to the Sovereign. This having been returned to the chief magistrate, he and the Sheriffs of London, acting in strict accordance with ancient prece- dent, will ride on horseback before the Queen as far as the City extends, rendering a last obeisance to her Majesty at the southern end of London-bridge. The combination of the old and the new will be strikingly shown as the procession wends its way from Temple Bar to St. Paul's, for, while the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, as their predecessors have done for many centuries, will ride in front of the Sovereign, her carriage will be guarded by an escort of Indian troops and, with a fine sense of what may fairly be called the dramatic possi- bilities of the situation, the guards of honour for the Queen at Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral will be largely composed of men of the Royal Navy. Even from this summarised outline will be gathered some idea of what the hundreds of thousands of spectators next Tuesday will-come forth to see but the very fact that there are to be hundreds of thousands may render many an intending visitor to town on that day nervous as to a possible crush. No precautions on earth can guard against every conceivable accident, but it can fairly be said that all the authorities concerned are leaving nothing undone in the way of enforcing caution. The one. great chance of an ugly accident was of a rush could take place across the bridges, after the procession bad passed on the north side of the Thames, in order that the sightseers might have a second view on the south side of the river; but this is to be guarded against in the most effective fashion by the blocking of all the bridges from the Tower to VauxhalJ, by the aid of both police and soldiery throughout a period from before the procession to one well after It has passed. Similar precautions are to be taken to prevent rushes during the illuminations; and it may generally be laid down that if those who are responsible for guarding the public, will themselves keep from circulating undue alarms, there is no reason to anticipate acci- dent. It would not be greatly surprising if, before the Jubilee festivities are over, the Colonial Premiers who are the nation's guests for the occasion came to the conclusion that it is not only possible but certain that one may have too much of a good thing. The invitations that have poured in upon them to accept hos- Eitality here, there, and almost everywhere ave been so overwhelming that, even though with much reluctance they have had to decline the majority, so many have been accepted that they may be expected to ardently long for the sea return voyage before all the banquets have been eaten and receptions attended. At Leeds, which led the way in their entertain- ment, Mr; Kingston, the Premier of South Australia, humorously remarked that, looking at the glorious programme of the day in its imposing magnitude and grandeur, he could not but feel thankful that he was blessed with a good constitution. He will assuredly need it before all is over, for since he spoke there have been several banquets in London, Liverpool, and elsewhere in honour of the Colonial Pre- miers; and even Jubilee week will not end them, for the Lord Mayor of London enter- tains these gentlemen at the Mansion House on the evening of July 1, the banquet being fixed for an unusually late hour, in order to admit of the Premiers and other guests returning from the great Aldershot Review without undue hurry. Among the more famous lines of the well- known but spurious 11 Mother Shipton's pro- phecy" is one that tells us that in;the present favoured century, carriages without horses shall go." That has been fulfilled by railways but, as Mother Shipton would not pos- sibly have known anything about electricity, she was not made to foretell that 11 telegrams without wires shall go." That would have sounded, however, just as ridiculous a few years ago, as the idea of telegraphing at all would have been thought centuries since but in London, within the past few days, various experiments have been made in the direction indicated, and with apparent prospect of suc- cessful result. It has been shown to be possible to send messages without wires for four miles on Salisbury Plain, and for even double that distance in the Bristol Channel, while the system is now to be put in operation officially between Sark and the other Channel Islands, and in a short time a telegraph office would be opened there and messages received and transmitted without the aid of any com- municating wires. It seems evident, therefore, that the nineteenth century, now so rapidly nearing its end, will close by adding another laurel to the scientific wreath with which it has been so nobly crowned. Records" continue to be established in various directions, some of them of permanent importance and others of temporary interest. It may be left to the reader to place the one fact that on the Crystal Palace cycling track, J. W. Stocks has just beaten all world's records, for all types of machine, on a single safety, from six to thirty-two miles inclusive, besides riding nearly a mile further in an hour (thirty- two miles four hundred and forty-eight yards) than had ever been accomplished in that period of time before; and the other fact, that the Arctic ship Windward, which simultaneously steamed out of the Thames on her third voyage to the North Polar region of Franz Josef Land, has more than established a record, for no vessel has ever before been to Franz Josef Land twice and returned. It is not stated whether the voyagers this time expect to reach the North Pole but it is of decided interest to note that amon" the cargo the 'Co J ,}- Windward is carryffig is a remarkable folding 'I. boat, lighter than any of the known collapsible boat, which is, destined for the use of Herr Andrjee, the daring gentleman who deems it possible to solve jibe mystery of the "Pole by balloon, and, who intends to bey,it at the* earliest ..possible date.. ,The denizens of the popular seaside "resorts within easy reach of London seem to have anticipated. that one consequence of the Diamond Jubilee festivities immediately affect- ing'themselves would be that very few visitors would appear until the great pageant was over. This, however, has proved to be a mistaken assumption for, as far as one can learn, -the most popular of these, whether in Eadt Anglia or on the Kent and Sussex coasts, h\1vlI already this June been favoured in striking degree. The fact is,, of course, that many a Londoner-has determined to Nhave a, "whifl I of the briny before the arduous duty was to be undertaken of entertaining his friends from I the provinces during Jubilee week and, per. haps, those friends might be inclined tQ make the more allowance for the weary Titan if they knew all he had to undergo. R.
It ■ .1 NEWS NOTES. t TORK is great disappointment throughout the realm of Russia that the second child of the Czar and Czarina is a girl. Such are the con- flicting forces included in the vast Muscovite empire that it is desirable to have a strong purposed sovereign always at St. Peterburg; one who can, when the occasion arises, take his place in the camp as well as in the Court. There have been good, wise, and powerful women on Russian and other European thrones women on Russian and other European thrones in the past; but for a country so difficult to rule and to hold in hand as Russia is the general opinion is that the most fitting swayer of the sceptre is ever a man. Hance a boy baby was earnestly hoped for by the Czar and people ■ v c THE Duke of Devonshire's speech at the banquet to the Colonial Premiers in Liverpool has attracted widespread attention. Differences of bpinion exist as to the duke's attitude re- garding the principles of Free Trade; but none as to the advisability of moving in the direction he eloquently hinted at for the further consolidation and advancement of the Empire by confederation of commerce and unison of policy. "England, the Mother of Living Nations" -John Bright's famous sentiment— was the high note the Duke of Devonshire struck, and his call has been enthusiastically taken up by the representatives of the great offshoots of our Empire which are destined to hold so prominent a place in the world's future. It seems certain that the Diamond Jubilee celebrations will do much in the way of further- ing Imperial federation. THE head of a so-called Republican country is no safer from the attacks of fanatics and ill-1 conditioned folk than the throned monarch is. This truism is enforced once again by the das- tardly attempt—happily frustrated — made upon the life of President Faure at Long- j champs last Sunday. Authority, whether kingship or the first censhi, is the reverse of sacred from the low mental viewpoint of the assassin. THE lamentable disaster to a British Indian force through the treachery of certain of the Waziris seems to point to, the pressing neces- sity of keeping up the strength of the garrisons far better than has been the case latterly. If we are to hold what we have in India ewe must have no military laxity. The" pènny wise, pound foolish is one which never pay to apply to the administration of India. All reliable authorities—save the responsible heads of the Government—are agreed as to this. It is a great pity that the ugly little upset on the Afghan borderland should have occurred on the eve of the Diamoncd Jubil so celebration; and we trust that such wise and prompt action will be taken as to crush out the mutinous spirit whiah has been so treacherously apparent. ONcm again the great Handel Festival has been held at Sir Joseph Paxton's great "palace made of windows on Sydenham-hill, and once again Mr. August Mann's and his huge army of harmonious helpers are to be congratulated upon a very pronounced artistic success. The efforts of principals and chorus, vocal and instrumental, have been immensely appro- ciated by the many colonial and foreign visitors in London for the Jubilee. THE peace negotiations as between Turkey and Greece, now being conducted by the repre- sentatives of the great European Powers at Constantinople, drag lazily along, and at the time of writing, seem no nearer a conclusion than ever. It is suspected that the Turk means having as big a pound of flesh from his fallen foe as possible; and that the Powers- have all they can do to restrain his rapacity.
"K.tt A8 OTHERS StF, US'. 7BSNCH JOURNAL'S ROMAIITIC ACCOUNT 0* THE JUBILBB. The Jubilee, according to the Patisiain, promises Ie afford most entertaining reading, the more sc (remarks the Morning) because our neighbour seeme quite as anxious as we are ourselves -to see in it the greatest shovr of the century, and is prepared to lay on the colouring with a lavish hand. There is nc meanness about him. He is not going to remind us how much better spectacular effects are worked in Paris, nor how he puts artificial blossoms on the trees of his leafy Champs Elysees if he happen to be welcoming czars at a season when flowers are otf,' with a suggestion that we might bring lamp posts into use for the same purpose in those mean streets which do not boast trees of their own on either side, He is not going to compare the illuminating possi- bilitieg of Trafalgar-square with his Place de la Concorde, nor to say how sorry he is that he cannot lend us his boulevards for 24 hours so that the pageant may have more imposing surroundings than narrow Fleet-street and smoke-begrimed Cheapeide can beast. It is true that he spells "Jubilee" with only one e," but that is his only attempt to minimise anything connected with the celebration, and he makes some amends for this by placing an accent over the vowel he retains. The correspondent of the Eclair, in a well-intentioned, laudatory article declares that he found "an unexpected London' over here. He was deafened by the sound of the hammer, and amazed at the fever of preparations, which, impossible as it seemed to him, will increase in intensity as the 22nd draws near. He quickly discovered that an Englishman must be an American (in the sense that all Americans are millionaires), if he is cherishing any hope of seeing her Majesty on her passage to St. Paul's. Then, having savoured the sweets of discovery, he pushes on into the realms of imagination, and tells the Parisians how Londoners are wandering about the streets with mouths as wide open as eyes at the sight of Madras artillerymen, with their guns dragged by elephants, how our colonial visitors, doing their best, keep us agog by appearing in public, one with a monkey, another with a tame bear, a third with a gazelle, while a fourth, but this the correspondent only gives as a rumour, takes his walks abroad accom- panied by a domesticated jaguaar." All this romance w probably evolved out of the fact that one of the Australian contingents has brought over a pretty tie kangaroo, the pet of the regiment. We shall react our Eclair with much interest the day after the Jubuee, just to get an idea of the number of wonderful things in the Queen's procession which escape our notice as it wends its way through Loyal London.
AN earthquake in Calcutta has killed eight natives while great damage was done to the cathedral and other large buildings. SCOTLAND has again won the International Shooting Challenge Trophy, the scores being: Scotland, 1828; Ongiand, 1817,
ACCOUCHEMENT OF THE CZARINAi It was officially' announced from St. Petersburg! on Thursday of last week that the Czaxina has been; safely delivered of a daughter at the Imperial re, sidence at Peterhof. The condition of the Czarina. and of the infant Grand Duchess is satisfactory ini every respect. This is the second child of the Czarj and Czarina, who were married in November, 1894 Their first child, the Grand DuCbess Olga/was bornl in November, 1895. The firing of the guns from the fortresa of St. Peter and St. Paul announced the auepicioua event toj St. Petersburg, and the-homes in the Russian capital were dressed in flags with the loyal naaminity which,, in Russia, follows an invitation of the police.' At! night the windows were lit and there were general rejoicings, although an old superstition was called tol mind that after two girl-babies the mother's chances) of a eon are but slight, and it is a son that eteryl Royal house prays for.
ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT FAURE. On Sunday afternoon a young man standing in thej erowd about 150 yards from the racecourse at Long-; 9 champs fired a pistol at President Faure. Neither! the President nor anyone was hurt. The man, who appeared to be about 25 years of age, was immediately arrested. An organised attempt to assassinate the President appears to have been made, for some kind of infernal machine made of iron piping was expledetfabout thej same time. All the people in the Immediate vicinity of the spot: where the explosion occurred were at once surrounded by the police and taken into custody. The explosion occurred in a thicket near tb«L course. When the place was starched, the remains of an iron pipe were-found, and by them a newspaper con- taining a gross cartoon insulting to M. Faure. A pistol was also discovered lying near, on which were engraved the words Mort a Felix Faure, and I with it a smaM dagger-like knife, likewise engraved with words of similar purport. These discoveries were regarded a* leavening rather sean enhancing the gravity of the affair, for-they them to point to the act of a madman more than -,to the work of a serious conspirator. No one was injured by tne. explosion. A man who, at the moment of the explosion, ran away, leaving his hat behind him, has not been traced yet. The President was on his way to the racecourse when the pistol was fired and the bomb exploded. The infernal machine which exploded as the when the pistol was fired; and the bomb exploded. The infernal machine which exploded as' the, I President passed through the Bois on his way to the racecourse was a tube about six inches long, two inches in diameter, and half an inch in thickness. It contained powder and swan shot. The man suspected by the crowd of being the prime mover in the attempt was arrested. His name is Gallet. When interrogated by the Prefect of Police he would scarcely make any replies. On the butt of the pistol found near the tube were engraved with a sharp instrument the word, H Félix Faure is condemned—Alsace-Lorraine, Cologpe." J Gallet says that he has -kio occupation, and that he lives at Lcv^llois. IJis lodgings are being searched by the police. Another young man, 19 yeari fif age, was also arrested and interrogated. It seems that Gallet, who is believed to be insane, cried. out loudly, as the Presidential procession passed, and eq subtracted the attention of the crowd, who points4 him out ,to the: police, hence his arrest. The. man who actually caused the explosion is believed to have escaped, having been hidden among the bushes, President Faure returned to the Elysee at six o'clock, heartily cheered by the people. WAS IT A PRACTICAL JOKH i With reference to the otitrage at Xohgchamps on ge Qu Sunday, the prevailing opinion in Paris appears to be that it was not a serious attempt to assassinate the President, and some of the newspapers treat it as a practical joke. The Prefecture of Police, however. tonsider that it was not the work of a maniac, but of an excited Pole, who thus sought to draw attention to the wrongs of his countiy. The police have been making anxious inquiries relative to the incident, bnt up to Monday night had discovered nothing of im- portance. President Faure has received many mes- sages of congratulation and sympathy.
ANOTHER GREAT INDIAN MINE Kaffir mining shares veer with every petty rumdur that comes over the cable, but the Indian Gold Mining Market is always as firm and stable as a rock* Yet the worst of this, from the investor's standpoint, is that one has always to get in at a high premium, and so there is not a very grand "profit" to be made. Who that now sees the Mysore, the Champion, thb Ooregum, and the Nundydroog at their present prices does not wish that some kind and well-informed friend did not put them on these ventures when they stood at par; These remarks are suggested by 6 very significant speech raadei by the great Indian mining expert, Mr. John Taylor, at the recent meeting of the Road Block Company, from which it appears that this- latest Indian exploitation. is actually on the main lode of the Champion and Oriental Beefs, which means, if- it means anything at all, that as a gold producer it will equal, and perhaps excel, the four great miriee whose Brand shares stand at £ 4 average to-day. The Road look Shares are less than thirty shillings 1 Vvrbum, Sap.
AN interesting relic of old Birmingham is to be found in Mr. George Thornton, of Yilla-street, an old Birmingham postman, who is in the unique position of celebrating three diamond jubilees all within a few months of each other. Mr. Thornton was married on September 4, 1836, to Mary Gough, who is still living, and celebrated his diamond jubilee in the autumn of last year. This year be completes 60 years' connection with the Post Office, having joined ,the service in 1837. and retired on a pension in 1877, after fulfilling the duties of a Dostman for 40 vears-
A RESTFUL HOUR. I remember one delightful ward itx my training school (says a writer in the Hospital) wherein the 't Sister used to insist on a "silent hour'' from half past two to half-past three daily. It was the only ward in the hospital which enforced this golden rule, ttlike beneficial to the nurses fortunate enough to be. drafted there and the patients therein, who fioiirished and blossomed forth into amazing con- valescence- under the silence regime and the good nursing which accompanied it. For the "Sister" was a born nurse, and she had the real sympathy and womanliness which caused her to appreciate the balm and healing of that one quiet hour in the day. It was a male surgical ward, and the patients on firati admission used to chafe somewhat at Sister,j»" dictum-against \vhicli there.was no appeal—of "no conversation or newspaper reading during the hpur." Bui gradually each pstient, came to appreciate this delicious lull in the busy bum of the ward. And gjster and her staff used to watch with satisfac- Eio$bow patient after patient fell gradually under the soporific quiet of the fime and went off into good,: comfortable sleeps vrhich frequently lasted long after the prescribed limit. And a rare good humour pre- vailed throughout, such as I, have never seen equalled in any other ward. The senior surgeon of the hos- pital was never tired of saying. "The patients, here, Sister, get on as if by magic.. What spells of witch- craft do you weave to heal them so quickly ?" And though I was then but the newest of new probationers, I used to contrast the other wards of the hospital, with- their restless, noisy afternoons, with the delightful restfulness which characterised ourp,, and, felt so sprry for the really sick who could fet -np midday sleep or rest owing to the incessant Conversations of their convalescent neighbours and other talkative patients. And I knew, with the natural instinct of a nurse, that the poor weary woijaen in inany wards would have been thaniful if the children could have been stopped from play apd chatter for just one little hour out off the long 24. And. later on, when appointed as, a "Sister" in a London hospital for children, I tittempted to put into force the valuable lesson of a restful hour which the finest "Sister "with whom I had evjr worked had imbued me. But traditions were too strong, and it had so long been th,e custom of this, as of all other children's hospitals, for the musical boxes and every form of stimulating amusement to be pro- duced immediately the ward was "cleared after the children's dinner, apd ewrTOnO was eo convinced I that rattles and steam ëngitlé3, whistles and noisy fun" was the best for these little ones, many of whom bad been awake since five a.m., that the attempt on my part to introduce a rest-hour was a complete failure. And visitors to the wards used to express their admiration and say it was so sweet and charming to see the little ones having such a happy time." But in my heart of hearts I used to knew it was bad nursing. And I longed to surround the it was bad nursing. And I longed to atirroun-d-the little things with the quiet they so btidly needed, and soothe their fractious, restless little niinds and bodies.
I HER MAJESTY AND THE WEARING OF THE GREEN." "The singing of the Irish rebel song The Wear- ing of the Green' by Mr. Seddon at a public banquet in New Zealand, to which reference has been made in a London paper, induces me," writes a correspondent, "toirrilatd the following anecdote, for which I have absolutely uilfmpeachable authority. Yery recently a young Irish lady on a visit to Windsor Castle was requested by the Queen to sing an Irish song. She went to the piano and sang 'The Wearing qf the Green!' The Queen was greatly charmed by the air, and so touched by the pathos of the words that she burdt intb tears. The story was told to me when in conversation IJwas lamenting the circumstanca of the Queen's iisi-ts to Ireland having been few and far between. 'Ah,' said my eminent informant, 'you little know the depth of the Queen's sympathy with the Irish and the tenderness of her heart!' He then mentioned this incident." .l. r i i, t
UP-TO-DATE CHIVALRY. Judge Phillips, of the United States District Couprt, has sentenced Earl Bell, of Chillioothe, Mon- tana, to six months in the De Kalb county gaol for passing a counterfeit bill at a voting contest to deter- mine the most beautiful woman in Chillicothev Bell bought tickets with the bad bill, and his sweetheart wont In delivering the sentence, Judge Phillips said-: The crime of which you have been convicted Warrants a very severe punishment, but out of re- ject for your chivalry I will sentence yOu to only MX months in gaoL"
t AN ANCIENT PARISH CHURCH. Sonre interesting discoveries have just been madei at the ancient parish church of St. Mary the Virgin, Chatham. To facilitate the work of restoration it was found necessary to remove the porch on the south side, and this revealed portions of the original Norman structure. It is found that the present west wall is in reality part of the chancel of the old Norman church, and in the porch taken down were the remains of an ancient structure, showing that an altar Qooe stood near the spot. Two old Norttian windows, one in the porch and one in the staircaso close by, have been laid bare, whilst a Greek slab, adorned with the figure of the goddess Euphrosyne, has been discovered, built in the masonry. It is conjectured that the latter was an importation, and was originally inserted in that position in order to preserve it. Sir Arthur Blomfield, the architect for the restoration, has reluctantly come to the conclusion that it will not be possible to save the old Norman work found in the porch, owing to the extensive cracks and fissures existing; but the fine doorway, which., mani- festly belongs to a date anterior to the electiop, of the present church, will be carefully preserved. l
AWFUL BAIXOON FATALITY. | On Saturday evening, shortly, befoii seven, the an aeronaut. Herr Woelfert, accompanied by a mech; ic; named Enabe, made an experimental ascent with his so-called "steering air-ship" from the Tenrpelhof-' common, Berlin. When the balloon, which bad been filled at the Military Ballooning establishment, had reached a height of about 3000 feet, a loud report. was heard. In a moment the; balloon was aMaze, and the car, detaching itself from the burning silk, fell with frightful* rapidity, itself all aflame, to the ground near to the spot from which it had ascended. The two occu- pants of the car were found in it' quite dead and! seared with terrible burns. There seems little doubtl that the benzine used for the motor which worked: the steering apparatus exploded by some accident, and hence the catastrophe., Herr Woelfert, whose, aims were scientific rather than commercial,, had: undertaken experiments Wtth, his air-ship in. thej interest of a syndicate which wished to promote his: ideas on aerial*navigation.
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A LEzsSoiN fKUffl GERMANY. A pointed object lesson is afforded to English pfople by the handsome volume recently published ia commemoration of the opening of the new Hygienic Institute a< Freiburg, in Baden. The Lritish 'Medical Journal says for the last eight years the! teaching of hygiene in that univeriity has been much ètIHlI¡red'by--wsnt ofJspacè, the only araiiable rconis having been borrowed from the pathological department. The Bite, valued at some 91500, was ■^iv^n by the town. Then 'the University Council vd the sum of EBOOO for the building; on apply- ing to the G OTernment for ratification, consent was notfouly given, but-the whole amonnt was forthwith granted to the University, in addition to the ordinary -budget. A farther L-2000 was, subse- quently ndded for the Veterinary Institute. With such munificent support, the only care re- maining was to perfect the efficiency of the work; ihus, for, example, a sum of nearly £ 420 could be used in providing the electrical itisteill&t"n. Xho new building is perhaps the most complete of its kind in existence. It is not only an institution in which hygiene, can be investigated and taught, but an example, approximating to perfection, of an edifice ■constructed on the most approved principles of modern sanitation. Adequately to appreciate the completeness of the work, and the forethought with whfch it has been designed and carried out, the accbunt by Professor Schottelius in the book referred to must be consulted. Provision has been made enabling every comer of the building to be used for Eurposes of study. Laboratories and lecture rooms ave been fitted with every convenience for working, either by day or by artiScial light; the care bestowed upon the problems of fighting, heating, and ventilat- ing the institution is exemplified in the special sec- tion of the" book devoted to those subjects. The ^building stands in its own anjple grounds,' including r fibhpond and an experimental garden, together with an associated institute for veterinary hygiene. A natural spring is used, among other purposes, for investigations relating to the ground water. The thoroughness with which everything connected with this institution made in Germany" has been car- ried out cannot but compel reflection. Freiburg-in- Baden is a town of just 50,000 inhabitants, little more than one-hundredth the size of London. The State spend, rcughly, £ 12,000 on a hygienic institute for it, and Who shall say that the money is ill-invested? The experimental" study of hygiene must lead—hai, indeed, led—to the most far-reaching benefits to mankind, and it is a national disgrace, adds the journal, that provision for it there is in England practically none. The record of one health institute alone—that of Professor Koch, in Berlin—should suffice^ if but for very shame, to stimulate that public spirit in matters soieutific which is as yet so foreign to our moat insular country.
'I'HE last report of the British Consul at TVuku, China, gives some account of the manufacti^re of Indian or Chinese ink. It is made only in Anhui, and is supplied from thereto all parts of the wôrld, large quantities being used in China alone. In 1895 a weight of about two tons, valued at £ 564, was exported frdm Sbarighdi. Colza oil, cr thd oil squeezed from eeriain seede obtamed from a tree locailv cul- tivated, is given an one ingredient, var;xitb and pdik. f..t are added, and larapblack is prepwred,-by burning the mhture. A paste, containing glue, is made. from this lampblack, and f beaten with steel hammers on wooden anvils." In a day a touple of men can beat up eighty pieces, each weighing half a pound. The ink is perfumed by adding musk or camphor, and the exterior of each cake ï. ornamented with gilt devices. The price charged for the genuine ink varies from 2s. to £ 7 per lb., A TRAMP named James Keating,' aged 85 years, was arrested for vagrancy add brought before the Court at New York. To show the magistrate he was pot destitute, be produced drafts on the Battk of Ireland and the Bank of England fOr £ 1700, and he also bad a purse containing 22 sovereigns. Keating told the Court he lives at Belfast, and that he saves the mopev in this shape and gets an increased draft every August when he returns to Ireland, but goes back to America with it for anotheryeatH'T1? The. justice induced Keating to deposit the money rA a bank.