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REPORTs from the army in Porto Rico, on the 26th, give the total number of sick at 2,509, or 23 per cent. of the whole. General Brooke advises against sending fresh regiments to the scene, as they would be obliged to go through the same experience. General Otis reported from Manila, on the 26th : “Total in the hospital to-day highest of any day—529 ; typhoid fever patients, 95; all doing well and mostly convalescent. About 1,200 excused from duty, mostly light ailments, showing condition fair for their latitude. Nineteen deaths from disease this month ; 23 in August.”
AT Boston, on the 26th inst., the Board of Directors of the American Peace Society (of which Robert Treat Paine is president, and Dr. Benjamin F. Trueblood secretary), adopted resolutions approving the Czar's disarmament circular, expressing appreciation of President McKinley's prompt endorsement of the Czar's project, and declaring the time is opportune for the reopening of negotiations for a permanent treaty of arbitration between the United States and Great Britain, and urging the President to proceed in the matter at the earliest practicable moment.
It was voted unanimously to send to President McKinley
a protest against any permanent enlargement of the army
more than may be absolutely necessary for police purposes. PRESIDENT McKINLEY is intending a trip to the West, to visit the Exposition at Omaha. He will probably be absent from Washington about a fortnight. He will leave on the Ioth of this month, and go directly through to Omaha, spending the 12th there. He may go to Denver, which he is desirous of doing. Returning, he is to be in Chicago on the 18th or 19th, at the demonstration called the “Peace Jubilee.” ExTRAORDINARY events have occurred, and are probably now occurring, in China. The government at Pekin is distracted. An “imperial edict,’’ published on the 22nd ult., announced that the Emperor had resigned his power to the Dowager Empress, (widow of a former Emperor). She favors Russia and Li Hung Chang ; the Emperor was friendly to England, and had proposed a number of reforms. His principal adviser, Kang Yuwei, a Cantonese, (south China, as opposed to the Manchurian influence), fled from Pekin, and has been protected by the English, but his brother was seized, and condemned to death. It has been rumored that the Emperor is dead, and one dispatch asserts that “he died on September 21, directly he issued the edict giving the dowager the regency.” THE disturbance in China represents partly the contest between English and Russian influences. A despatch from Shanghai, published here on the 26th ult., said that it was reported that Russia had offered the Dowager Empress Io, ooo troops from Port Arthur, to keep order in Pekin, if necessary. It was also stated that the British fleet in Chinese waters had been placed under orders to intercept Russian taansports in the event of an attempt to land troops. Another dispatch said that a British fleet had sailed from Wei Hei Wei under sealed orders. It is supposed that its destination is Ta Ku, at the entrance of the river leading to Tien-Tsin, the port of Pekin, “to make a naval demonstration there.'' AFTER a severe struggle, the French Cabinet decided on the 26th ult., to refer to the Court of Cassation, (a court of appellate jurisdiction), the petition of Mme. Dreyfus for a revision of her husband's case. Some of the ministers, including the Minister of Justice, Sarrien, and of Agriculture, Viger, opposed the action taken, and “it is understood that M. Brisson (Premier of the Cabinet), literally wrung consent from the Cabinet for a revision, after a remarkable display of eloquence and personal influence and the stormiest scenes.” It now rests with the court to decide whether there shall be a retrial. Confessions alleged to have been made by Esterhazy have been published in London, admitting the most scandalous forgeries in the prosecution of Dreyfus. THE Spanish Government is removing to Spain, from Havana, the remains of Columbus. (They were brought to
Havana, in 1796, from San Domingo, when that island, now called Hayti, was ceded by Spain to France.) The “official exhumation '' at Havana, took place at 9 o'clock on the morning of the 26th ult., in the presence of General Blanco, and other authorities. The general public were ordered out of the cathedral, in which the remains rested, at 8 o'clock, and no one was allowed inside after that hour.
NEWS AND OTHER GLEANINGS.
LARGE expenditure, and a continuation of “war taxes '' appears to be the prospect ahead. In a recent interview, Senator Allison, of Iowa, chairman of the Finance Committee of the Senate, is reported as saying : “The war taxes will not be repealed at the forthcoming session of Congress. My opinion is that the main features of the tax will never be repealed. The enormous expenditures of the Government will necessitate increased revenues, and much of the revenue of the future must come from internal taxation.’’
—The New York Evening Post remarks : “It is a curious fact that, while plenty of people favor the policy of colonial possessions and of the large army which they will require, hardly anybody wants to go as a soldier to those regions. Official announcement has been made from Washington that ‘no more volunteers will be mustered out, no matter what influence is brought to bear.’ This refers to the notorious fact that tremendous ‘pressure' has been exerted from many States to secure the release of regiments which shrink from doing garrison duty in remote and unhealthful parts of the world.” - —The scientific commission appointed to inquire into the cause of the typhoid epidemic in the army camps in the South, reports that the disease was not spread by the drinking water so much as by the flies. They were present in myriads, fed on the matter from the hospitals, etc., and carried it on their feet to the mess-tents, where they walked over the food , and left typhoid germs on it. The explanation appears to be accepted. The commissioners declare the proof is overwhelming in support of their diagnosis. Their recommendation made is for disinfecting the sinks and killing the germs so the flies cannot carry poison away. —The Schwenkfelders held their Memorial Day meeting at their meeting-house in Towamensing, (near the line of Gwynedd), in Montgomery county, (Pa.), on the 24th ult. An account of this interesting anniversary service was given last year in the INTELLIGENCER. The Schwenkfelders are a small body of plain, peaceable people, who have been settled in this region since 1734. —Ordnance officers say the value of ammunition shot away by Dewey at Manila was $47, Ooo, and by the North Atlantic fleet at Santiago, on July 3, and during the bombardments, about $100, Ooo. This is, of course, only a partial report ; the money “shot away '' elsewhere must be a large SUIII] . * —The temporary organization of the postal system in the important cities and towns in Porto Rico, under United States authority, will be in operation almost as soon as the evacuation of the island by the Spaniards is complete. . “A good business is being done.'' —A current news item says: Justice of the Peace Reynolds, of Denver, though newly appointed, is already popular as a marriage knot tier. He omits the word “obey” from the ceremony, saying he does so in deference to the general opinion of Colorado women. —A New York dispatch, 26th, says: Cotton again broke the record for lowest prices to-day. October sold down to 5.09 cents. December to 5. I9 cents, and January to 5.23 cents. These quotations have never before been touched in the history of the trade. —It is announced in Madrid that Io, Ooo Spaniards in Porto Rico have refused to live in the island under the Amercan flag. They will return to Spain, or go elsewhere—supposing the report true. —Heavy storms have prevailed in the Baltic Sea, and I2O fishermen have been drowned between Polangen and Libau.
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- • ‘O . *E-o-moA Good WoRD EACH WEEK.—XLI., . . 719 POEM : IN THE AIR, . . . . . . . . . 719 RICHMOND CoNFERENCE PAPERS: IX. Chairman's Address, Religious Conference.—X. Our Smaller Meetings, by Martha J. Warner, . . . . . . . 719, 720 PRINCIPLES AND TESTIMONIES OF FRIENDS,
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