The world's reaction to Queen Victoria's illness and death

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Jtest intelligence. THE QUEEN. jtESSAGES FROM THE COLONIES. n folli - winK telegram of ympathy have been J from tho Governors cC various Is - CANADA. jyatheGoverDOiGeneral the Karl of M Into . Mr Cham borUln: - 1b "1 pirts of the Dominion of Canada her y Ltr tho Queen's subjects ro expressing the ierrow they feci at the serious illness of "Lit Bneh - lovod"Sovereipi.' incase convey to jrral Highness tho rrineo of Wales and Vr ft B71 Family the assurances of the Tttr1T KT Government and of the , - jf ct Canada with them in their great grief." the Governor - General tho Earl of Minto w Mr. CMbcrlain : IkwuTg telegram received f rom Lieutonant - (jortrSK Iwitish Columbia addressed to you : Tfc. - jis - ) The people of llritish. Columbia have 1 .Tiri with rrvvfound grief news of their loloved (Jcn prions illness. They earnestly join .rriyors with those fall her faithful subject 0t her precious me may no rr lu caacae her noble work for the pood of mankind. J' AUSTRALASIA. Trea the Officer Administering the Gorern - arat ct New South Vales to Mr. Chamberlain: .. Ministers desire mo to ask you to convey to JAKY 28, liJOl received, and, tho customary signs of mourning! are everywhere visible. Business on the Stock and Mining Exchanges and at tho Board of Trade was suspended Immediately on the receipt of the news. The Law Courts, which were in session, at onco adjourned, tho Judges making short appro - priate addresses. Tho Mayor, lm telegraphed through Lord Stratheona the following message : " An irreparablo misfortune has occurred which is felt not only by the British Empire at large, but by tho entire civilized world as well. Irving their Queen as a wise Sovereign, a devoted mother, and a noblo woman, tbo citizens of Montreal are overwhelmed with grief at the painful news of her demise. The namo of Victoria tho Good is perpetuated by many noble institutions in this city and will lor generations bo remembered as that of ono of tho noblest and best - beloved Sovereigns the world has ever seen. They realize to tho lull extent their misfortune, and earnestly associate themselves with all British subjects in deploring an event which has been dreaded for some days, but which it was confidently hoped would not occur fpr years. They would seize this mournful occasion to express their devoted loyalty to the Throne of Britain.,' At Queloo tho same signs of mourning arc evident, tho provincial l'arliamcut building being draped in black. All social arrangements have been abandoned throughout tho province. TORONTO, Jan. 22. Immediately on receipt of tho sad news the mayor telegraphed his condolences on behalf of the citizens to Mr. Chamberlain. Her Majesty's virtues and great renown, is since rely deplored by the Senate of the United State ot America." Tho motion was adopted unanimously. (niBocon lattaVs acenct.) WASHINGTON, J ax. 25. In tho House of Representatives to - day Mr. Kobert Hitt, chairman of tho Committee on Foreign Affairs, presented tho following resolution, which was adopted : ' Resolved, that tho House - of Representatives has learned with profound sorrow of tho death of her Majesty Queen Victoria ; that it sympathizes with her people in tho loss of their beloved Sovereign ; that tho President be requested to communicate this expression of the sentiment of the Houso to tho Government of Great Britain ; and that as a further mark of respect to tho memory oi vueen ictona tho House do now adjourn. FEELING ON THE CONTINENT. (from ore own connE&roxDENTs.) BEUL.1N, Jan. 22. Tho news of the death of tho Queen only became generally known at alwut 9 o'clock thi. evening. At tho Embassy, however, where the whole stall was assembled around tho Amlmssador, Sir Frank Lascolles, and had dined with his Excellency awaiting intelligence from England, tho decisive message was received at 7 30 German time, or only a few minutes according to English timo after her Majesty had passed away. Official intimation of tho dea,th of tho Queen was at once mA ' r. . v. . 1 portrait in tho council chamber and tho mayor's! .. ...... J and aldermen's seats are draped with black. I A ." . . Hags are flying at half - mast and minuto bells arefl At a ,atcr bonr the evening the Chief Master teing tolled throughout tho citv. All tho social Bt ceremonies of tho Imperial Court. Count zu engagements of Sir Oliver Mowat, tho LieutenanUHEulentmrg, called at tho Emliassy and had a long Governor, have lecn cancelled, and the saniolintepviiYa, u - ifh i ,,n. tk.. rnn.i. vim 1J ,vicOUrsO has Iwvn jidAnteH a. Por,rH. nnhlin nridB.. . . . . .. Ihi K.T11 Highness the Prince of Wales and theBprirato festivju - . generally. r SjJrockdorn, Mistress of tho Itobes to the Gorman iuiivs, .iisu luuiii ai mo j - jnuassy auu to received by tho sister of tho Ambassador, Lady Edward Cavendish, who, it may bo mentioned, was formerly a Lady - in - Waitingto Queen Victoria. At a late hour tho mournful intelligence became generally known throughout Berlin by means of a special nowspajicr edition. It is impouiblo on the first receipt of the intelligence, although it had not been uncx - pccted,to,realizo the change tho blank created by tho removal of tho unparalleled personality of tho Queen with particular refcrenco to the relations of Germany and England. In my telegram of Sunday evening I ventured to rpcak of tho ties which connected tho Emperor with the Queen and of tho affection and devotion with which ho regarded her, not only as a relative, but as a Monarch. Yet even in this darkest hour ono thing may bo predicted. Apart alto - Fssdvtfce bearueu sympamy oi uio pcopic Sew South Vales. The ieeplo of this State fcirp with other parts of the Empire the anxiety find deep distress caused ry tho lamentoa nines ber Mot Gracious Maty the Queen, and 5eTrriV.i Abnighty that her Majesty s life lair be pronged for many years to lo a blessing ise her subjects in all parts of her Empire. May 1 idi how fincerely I join In tho terms ot this xlegrw?' Froa the Governor Lord Tennyson to Mr. CJaabcrUin : i iad rcy Government and people of South Acsralia are deeply grieved by the grave news. ct her Majesty's health, and earnestly pray for Birr nvo very. Frra the OSeer Administering the Government kg Weswrn Australia to Mr. Chamberlain : Mt l - half of people ot western Acstrai'i. desire to express their sorrow at the rriou illness of her Majesty the Queen, which is aasisg universal anxiety and sympathy." Froa tho Officer Administering tho Govern ors! of Tasmania to Mr. Chamberlain : V twlii1f rt RATAmnwTif Anil riinl A of Tutrix and for myself, I express tho griclg " " " H , , Uh the new, of her Majesty tho Queen's I oulcrs lnan lno igusn tncmscivcs. rortnomo - lloess has causod in tie State. Wo humbly anda"1" ulJl" us. j.iicro js, i am sure, no - ;lr rnr that God mar vet snare c,urG'" - " '""'" iiu - wmv. A5IERICAN SYMPATHY. (rEOM OCB OWX OOEKESTOXDEXT.) NEW YOliK, Jan. 22. In tho early afternoon tho tolling of tho bells of Trinity Church announced to New York the death of tho Queen. Throughout tho city on public and private buildings tho American flag was hoisted and half - masted. Tho flags on the shipping in tho port are at half - mast. The bulletins arriving from London since tho morning have been scanned with growing fear that the worst was at hand. You might read their purport ott tho faces of men who passed. Tho first official news which reached us was that of the Queen's physicians. Tho last was. tho infinitely touching inessago of tho King of England to the Lord Mayor. Others tell at length, butcf course inadequately, of tho sorrow in London, which we scattered among the mob, a Frenchman la gtfll free to render independent homage to tho great Sovereign who is at the edgo of the grave ? Yes, for we respect death. Eor eight years I lived in London in tho midst of an admirable French colony and in circumstances at times more, than difficult, even critical. I struggled with all my might in defence of our rights against the English. I have often been their adversarv, and they, too, have often opposed me. I have never been their .enemy. 1 am eager to pay homage for the last time before she disappears for ever to tho Queen, who was throughout her lire hospitable and friendly to so many Frenchmen and foreigners. Jn all who knew her or who know England she inspired absolute respect, and not ono Of the widows or onihans - nni nnn r.t tho Imothers whom the frightful Transvaal war has tnrowu into mourning has ever addressed to her a reproach. 1,1 We thn immense maioritv r Wr subjects, sho Jtelioved, no doubt, that this war was inevitable, but she cannot ever havo been consoled in regard to it, aid those who say that she is dying of it till, perhaps, tho truth. History! will certainly judge her rciw, taken as a whole, with rare favour, and for all tho good sho has tried to do and has done will pardon her the misfortunes which she was unable to prevent. Queen ictoria did a irrrat t.f iwid . ..lm h l received from Prineo Albert, imp ..! .... T - uursiKiH : a constitutional , nianapeu 10 surrounu herself with the most respectable and tho most respected Jiersonagiw, and she was a wife and a mother. It would seem that in our cLivs the people accord moro credit to a Qu - en than to a King. Tho young Queen of Holland is the beloved child of her entire kingdom. The Queen - Regent ot Spain, although a foreigner, has managed to get herself not only accepted but adopted by her subjects. A woman tinds human words to speak to her people which do not occur to statesmen, and which open hearts and quell anger. . . " Tho Queen should havo died two rears ago, but she disappears now in timo not to assist at terrible struggb - s. We Frenc hmen should regret her death, not only Utauso sho loved ieace, but because sho liked our country. Sho spoke of it as old men tn ak of 1 heir youth. Sho came here, and sho would havo come much oftcner if sho lad consulted solely her own feelings. I visited last year near Aix - les - lkiins tho land she had acquired whero sho was about to build jno of her favourito retreats. By our stupid eouduct wo obliged her to sill her ground and to abandon her dream. Wo hunted from Savov tho innumerable clientele of Enslisli and frVpi - ni tm.l!or. who. regulated their movements by those off uto Dooreign. r.verywhcro sinco Fashodawo givo ourselves tho easy plcasuro of eryins Mort aux Anglais. The result is that our beaches and watering - places and our picturesque sites aro deserted. Worse still. Frenchmen living in London, thoso precious 'go - betweens .for our vast trade with England, aro tho object of reprisals, aro boycotted, aro placed in turn on the Index. Tho ago - lone stream which had assured the trade unions. With all that uninterrupted progress tho name and the personality of Queen Victoria will remain indissolubly associated." The A'oim JPrrner Journal, la an article entitled " Tho Emperor William In England," gives fresh expression to an Idea which seems to have taken possession of a section of the public in this country namely, that the friendship of vjcrmany is ot exceptional importance to England. It contends that tho visit of tho German Emperor is not u 00 regartuil simply as tho fuillment of a family obligation, but has also an historical ana political significance, were A The only ienna r.pv4n. - irwp nrin - .nnv.ri.n - which, for reasons of their own. icnoro thclir!n9 Vjieen s illness ia their leading columns are theEdistrict. Clerical organ, the Vatrrlawl. and its Anti - .xroitic contcmnoranr. tl Dni. 7;..her This significant silence miuires no comment. Lathi. cws of tho Queen's death was received in Vienna towards 8 o'ejoek, riu Berlin. It is stated that the Finperor will send an aide - de - camp to tho British Embassy this evening, and that his Majesty will call on tho Ambassador to - morrow, (rnoxi on: owx cocKroPEvr.) ST. I'CTEKSBCr.G, Jis. U BURMA. (rxou or ciroNrENT.) RANGOON, JAS. 22. To - day 15,000 Mahomcdans, assembled at Ran goon at the conclusion ot Ramadan, offered hfervect prayers for tho recovery of tho Queen. g to tfce PacjOc. This American people joins hands jaugust mother nave avo docu ocrcu in io places ot wor - H across the sea witn its brothers, cousins hip of every community for tho past three Band friends in sympathy deeper than the sea, oroaa as tl.o continent, irrepressible, permanent, universal. If there can bo any fresh guarantee of peace and good will, this union ol hearts in the midst of Uiis sorrow is a guarantee, ts no not torget tno .rung as wo mourn for the Queen. Of him, too, wo think as of tried friend who has never lost an occasion of N l - iays. By Indo - European TVIeyrapJi. THE WEST INDIES. (teou ore oonEiypoNDnvT.) KINGSTON, JAMAICA, Jis. 22. The death of tho Queen is causing profound tirfrrow Lere. full - r - g ; the stores and offices are closed and will! will eontinuo those traditions which ho inherits. ilvj u? closed to - morrow. All public cngage - l American good wishes attend him as ho sots foot! fives of other sec are cancelled. go no imunc. .vuiuricaii sjmpauiies aro nis. Tho Governor has sent a message on behalf oil V wfcfcf. 1 T f l 1 if T, th ih - rcple of Jamaica expressive of their sorrow B,v nnn,n - of another. Said ! T - (.,. fv. Ijasd their unaltered loyalty to tho Throne. The I morning before the end was known : Eayur ot Kingston nas sent a similar message onB In its suspense ana sorrow tho JJntish nation behalf of the citizens. I has the respect ami sympathy of all the world. It has trom its kin on Uus sido of tho Atlautio a degree of lovo and sympathy tho greatest that ever was given by tho United States in Euch a case to any other land. beleved'Qaeen to her devoted subjects." Fro - tho Officer Administering the Govern - nest of Victoria to Mr. Chamberlain : ' Mayer and citizens Rallarat express most profound regret at dangerous illness of her Mijesty the Queen, and they earnestly express hope that sho may be spared to her loving people." From the Earl ot Rant urly to Mr. Chamberlain : " Have just returned to New Zealand from Southern Islands. Myself, Ministers, and people deeply regret her Majesty's illness, and with gravest anxiety await favourablo telegrams." 'NATAL. " From the Governor, Sir W. F. Hely - Hutxhinson, to Mr. Chamberlain : " Ministers request mo to express, on their )hc and on behalf cf her Majesty tho Queen's J;eyal subjects in Natal, great grief and anxiety which has been caused by news of illness of her Majesty tho Queen, and our earnest prayers for her Majesty tho Queen's speedy recovery." all know is sorrow through tho length and breadth of tho Empire, over which but an hour ago the isidcration except tho sublimely human desire to Queen still ruled. Breach tho deathbed of tbo Queen beforo it was Wo aro moved. It is easy to see, as by some B too late.thero are tho strongest reasons for' being immeasurable calamity to ourselves. Wo feol onrlassurcd that tho change on tho Throno of Eng land will make no chango in tho personal or political relations of tho Sovereipis and of tbeir Governments. Tho. Emperor himself has defined tho political relations .of tho two countries as based ujon community of interests, and so long as that community of interests continues to exist it will sccuro tho maintenance of tho present good relations. As regards tho personal aspects of this great . , 1 Bus tho richest rlicntWf in tho world is tcndinc to wnicn led him at onco to lav asidn ovppv rnn -,... 1. 1.. L native - born, to whom the loss of tho Queen is not a deeply - felt loss. What has happened these two days past proves It, if it needed proving. Ono common fcclinc has swept over tho land. finding what expression it could. As I writclarul taouriiful event, it isknowu that tho Emperor thero has been no time for publishing official do - ilf ll0,i 7 V X'T King of England, are ... j e . j warm personal friends, and the samo may bo said clarions; if made, Uey havo not reached us. Bof tho Emror, the members of his family, and We know, of course, that they were mado at once Htho sailor Prince who lias now become Heir and were known in England beforo they could be known here. What is felt in Washington is known. The President's general good will to England was ever stronger as ho thought of tho Queen, who divided with him the right of rulo over the English - speaking race in its world - wido possessions. The Secretary of Stato knew a closer personal tio. As Ambassador lie had stood by the Queen's side, had been her guest, and had learned from her and others what her regard for him and for his country really was. At this solemn hour thoso personal tics count for much. Kinship counts for much. Millions of Americans of u your English blood answer to your own millions. Their voices blend with yours in affectionate homage to tho great Queen, who has" left a great people not wholly her own sorrowing as for a ruler of their own. These aro not my words. I but echo those I hear on all hands, those which aro spoken or printed from the Atlantic m,. : r.uA s.t iinvuinrau uu iui ieur iuji. au occasion 01 The city is filled with groups of Bdeclarin K privately hLs belief in the friendshi p of flisensxin!? the 'event. l!tt. - wJ.i : . , . (TUBOCCH Ei - LILii's AfirxCT.) UEmiCDA, Jt. 12. Tho announcement of tho Queen's death has br.en received with great sorrow hero. ' Business suspended, and flags aro displayed at half - mast. The people everywhere, mourn tho loss of their Qaeen and express their sympathy with the Royal Faily: J MOURNING IN CANADA. (ni0M OTB OOBBBiTOMKXT.) OTTAWA, Jaj. . The news of the Queen's death has boon received wiUi every manifestation of sorrow throughout Canada. Tho church bells were tolled and the Sags LaU - masted. A day of mourning will be I proclaimed in tho principal cities. Tho Montreal and T' - 'nnto Beards of Trade have adjourned and j:he bfctsres In the Universities and schools have Ebeea suspended. Up toG o'clock tho Governor - General had not Ijbccn orally notifiod ot tho Queen's demise, con - squendy the proclamation announcing tho aeces - atiau ot the King will not appear until to - morrow. gThe Cabinet met in tho afternoon and ordered the I public buildings to be drajicd in mourning. The Governor - General and the members of tho Cabinet will probably take tho oath of allegiance tomorrow. It has been officially decided that all P Privy Councillors will have to be reappointed. The Government, through Lord M into, to - night sent a message ot condolence and congratulation to his Majesty. Lord Minto to - day received tho following taessago from Mr. Chamberlain beforo tho intelligence of tho Queen's death arrived : The Prince of Wales desires mo to express Apparent to tho British Throne. Timo will reveal how real and strong this friendship is. Count von Biilow, the Gorman Imperial Chancellor, recently stated in the Reichstag that if German policy wero to bo influenced by dynastic relations be would not remain Chancellor another day. That attitude is eminently correct in tho leadiuir statesman of any country ; but, 011 tho other hand, it is 111 tho interests of both nations that. as in their great and .prosperous' past so in their uiuxown luture, they should bo ruled by Sovereigns who know each other well and an attached to each other by tho bonds of in - rsonal friendship. And it is matter for congratulation that this is true of tho new lung of England aud tho German Einperor. .Ytthe hour of telegraphinK I learn that the German Empress has lift for Cronberg in order to bo with tho ion press Frederick. PARIS, 3 is. 22. M. Loubet telegraphed yesterday through M. Canibon to the Princo of Wales as follows : " Strongly affected by the news which Is published as to tho health cf tho Queen, your I am anxious to express to your lioyal Highness tho very sincere share which 1 take in your anguish." Tho Princo of Wales, replying to M. Cambon, said : " I beg yon to express to tho President of the Republic my warmest thanks for his creat sympathy on tho occasion ot tho serious illness of my beloved mother." All day long tho English Embassy hero has been besieged by a crowd composed of Frenchmen, as well as of Englishmen, and representa - nationalities come to obtain information and to inscribo their names. Sir E. Monson, who left Paris for Bcauliuu 12 days ago, returns to - night or to - morrow morning. At 7 GO only a few private individuals and certain mem bers of tho Government had learned tho painful news. At 8 o'clock the hawkers of newspapers could bo heard announcing tho melancholy event. Walking towards tho Boulevard des Capucincs and the Boulevard Haussmann I found that the 01 general concern and inquiry throughout Russian society. Constant applications are being mado to tho British Embassy for further and authentic information, but owing, perhaps, to the extraordinary delay in tho transmission of telegrams, thero is littio news to bo obtained, now - over much tho Russians and their newspapers may eontinuo to abuso tho British nation, it is only fair to state that in tho present moment thero Ls nothing but tho most sincere respect and sympathy for tho honoured Queen and Empress whoso prestige and good influence, far lxyond tho bounds of her own wide dominions, aro fullv acknowledged by the most Anglcphobo of Russian journals. The HossUi says that, when Qneen Victoria is no more, tho good genius of England will have disappeared. Tfco. Aoio.i discusses the importance attached to the dangerous illness of tho tho Einperor William in viow of 1 ho Anglo - German agreement in China and also the sympathies of tho Princcof Wales for France, which will improvo Fnglish relations with that country. (ntoM ocb conEEsrosDrxT.) ERCSSKLS. Jas. 22. It has been ilecided that no further postponement Kall take place in the date already fixed, February - ", for Queen Wilhelmina's v. - eddinr. out, in view of the death ot Qneen Victoria, the jeeorapanying celebrations will be curtailed as 1'ar as may tie practicable. (FROM A CORirr.sTOyDTAT.) Tin: HAGUE, Jan. 52. will and It is The sad new ot the serious illness of hcrSfTTn f,iw.v. ,1. n . . ulrSLocal Majesty the Queen has cow become i he subject I disappear, and it is wo who wished it so. " And tho Princo ot Wales, will ho, too, not Keep away ana witu him his entiro Court ? lie did not even visit tho Exhibition, ho who had followed its development month by month and whom Tans considered as an habitue. These are so many symptoms. England and Franco arc both becoming poorer. To aggravato tho evil, they aro both pursuing at tho end of the earth conquests which will bring them into conflict not only ono with another, but with tho other Powers, old and new ; conquests which will cost mnch moro than they aro worth and which will increase out of all proportion tho burdens of armed peace. The conflict ot interests will becomo too bitter and too cynical, tho excesses of Imperialism and colonization will bring forth their poisoned fruits." Tho Tempt speaks of Englishmen as tired of the war, and of somo of them as melancholy at seeing their country sink to tho level of States of prey. It adds, " All this thoso sorrows, alarms, disquietudes, moral sufferings, and pecuniary anxieties creates a new state of mind. As Ions as Victoria lived sho was liko tho mother of al lamuy, tno living nnlc with a prosperous past, the sheet - anchor of tho British Empire. With her departure comes the unknown, tho groping iu the dark." VIENNA, J ax. 22. .ind i daily, A on A differ been zuard uiwn Jut 11a o in jver jar oath ihc aiado ipe jrith Monsieur do Monbcl. tho I rench - JJinLster, caueu at tno Jruish legation to - day, .iccom - H panica by ma secretat7. M. Raymond do Tracy. Soomo The Swedish Minister, Count V, rangel, and thefrcsponso Uussian Secre.tary. M. do Borc - nds. as welt as theB v vvwu... vouui, xreuencK no i ouruies.Baandcd auu ua l irsi, occrciary, iierr Jagow, alsog i.aiiuu. . g x ww D 1U.1..1.1,, KOME.Jas.22. Hover Tho news of Queen Victoria's death has pro - lover uucou great emotion hero. Message of con - 1 dolcnco havo been tclegrapheil to England Ijy thel ami yneen, tho J'ope, and tho Government. S (from ocr CORBXbroxPEXT.) B ATI1KNS. Jf I Cycle Queen Victoria's illness is followed ,n ;,t,BTown I havo received tho following telegram fromgstcadily ; it now approaches 100,000 aanual value Tho Indian Tea ' Association has addressed a Budapest : " When. tho melancholy tidings from Osborne reached Budapest on Saturday it called forth profuund and general sympathy. All the newspapers aro full of aecounu of the Queen's Restates with a view to limitin: conuition. winout distinction 01 party they dovoto respectfully sympathetic articles to the august patient. Tho British Consulate - General has been literally besieged since Saturday by a crowd eager for tho slightest information. Nothing else is spoken of. There is but ono voioe to recognize, that tho admiration and esteem great interest. All tho Athens newspapers arc publishing biographical notes and portraits of her Majesty. OnrnocGH eecter's acenct.) ATUENS. Jas. 22. King George of Greece will leave to - night tor London by way ot Italy and Prance. INDIA. (from ore oonnrroxrENT.) CALCUTTA, J AS. 22. Trado l.etween Qcctta and Fiistern Persia, rui tho Nushki - Seiitau route, continues to expand guard . on award Tosses claims while MA circular letter to all proprietors and agents of tho output and consequently enhancing - prices. Opinions arc invited on tho following proposals tho temporary auanuonmcr.b 01 iu ier cent, of tho area in full .uu cultivation ; tho fixing of a dato for closing mamifaeturo in each district ; generally finer plucking : and that a nereentairn of llm epn rniL. Rsisting of low - grado teas bo 'placed at tho disposal ot the association, and utilized for enconraging tho of which sho enjoyed among hundreds of millions I tho consumption of tea by the natives of India. Yes, and 1 ljclieve that the love and sympathy I news had spread through tho city with prodigious born out of this great grief will remain and will strengthen as tho bitterness of this hour lessens. It is not in tho nature of things that they should bo merely transient. They have a national and international as well as a personal meaning. They aro a legacy from tho Queen to both nations, to 1 sacredly treasured by both. And wo think of tho King of England as on your side their natural guardian. Among tho innumerable benefits tho Queen has conferred on England and on tho world the realization ot this just uopc win uui jrutu iu uu me least. (THROUGH UEtJTIJl's ACKXCT.) WASHINGTON. Jas. 22, Tho news of tio Queen's death was immodiateiy communicated to President McKinley. Although ho has been kept constantly advised as to the condition of the Queen sinco her condition became hopeless, her death greatly shocked tho President. As soon as ho received official confirmation from Mr. Cboato ho sent the following telegram of condolence to the King : " To his Majesty the King, Osborne House. Islo of Wight. " I havo received with profound sorrow the lamentable tidings of tho death of her Majesty tno vie5" - niiu me, oir, 10 oner my sincere rapidity. Tho people in theatres rushed outside between tho acts and groups collected hero and! there round tho best informed persons in order to learn details. The wavering and contradictory bulletins which havo been published havo iixeitcd all imaginations, and tho Queen's illness has I hourly assumed an increasing importance castin: was fully justified, and that tho glory of England, durinz tho last two generations, is the glory of Queeii) Victoria. Tho Press extols her merits as a woian, - a Queen, and a Ijcnefctress of mankind. !ratitudo is expressed for the generosity shown by Queen Victoria to the Hungarian refugees in l&tO. Sho offered them a second home .ami her memory will ever bo blessed in Hungary," lho now - s - sheet Jnormnnonv.Titcs as follows : " England lose4 in the Queen, a monarch tho like of whom it has not seen since tho ilavs of Elizabeth, and Europe loses tho mightiest pillar of peace. The. womanly virtues of Victoria were an example for her people and for tho world. Her great sagacity, Jh'er tact, and her political wisdom wero a protection for England and tho world. Her disappearance cannof. greatly affect the interior eond it on of tho iintiMi Empire, as its Stato institutions aro too solidly established. Nor will tho International situation bo imme diately influencbd thereby. But there will beone powerful factoi) of jeaco tho less. .Behind the scenes, througlJ her private correspondence with her grandcliildren, - sons - in - law, nephews, and other relatives she had a salutary influence on the affairs of tho. world which was always e.ercied for good. Austria, in particular, will loso in her a faithful ally andourl - jupcrorand Master a good and upright friend. The relations of Austria with tho British Empire arc so good, they repose upon such a perfect harmony of interests, that thero is no danger of their being affected by a By Indo - European Telegrapli. RUSSIA AND PERSIA. (FROM ocb CORRESTOXDEXT.) CVLCCTTA, Jax. 22. Three Russian survey parties with small Cossack escorts are reported to bo working southwards towards tho Persian Gulf through Persian Baluchistan. liy Indo - European TeierapJi. Great Britain has suffered in tho death of its venerable and illustrious Sovereign, whoso noblo life and beneficent influence havo promoted neaeo and won the affection of tho world. " William McKixixt." Mr. Hay has sent tho following telegram to Mr. Choato : his gratitude tor tho kind messages from you andB ou 1x111 CXP'T?S Jj0m fnw tho pro - tbo Lieutenant - Governor of British Coltimbia.lf?unf1.6?rr?!s:. o Govcninicnt and people o svmnathv and that of tho Amoriean iwmin ;n your icrsonal bereavement and in tho loss which iQuecn had the reputation of a passion for peace, chanso of Sovereign s. - Nevertheless, the death all other events into the shade. I should staUiof tlicerealOueen will lie nowhere more iercttod that a largo part of the Press has during thescl than among ourselves and nowhere will it be more four days shown a - respectful commiseration, andlsineerely and deeply mourned. The expression ol that most journalists havo given proof of both I this sympathy will bo accompanied ly the hope their ability and their good heart by speaking ofithat tho government of the new monarch will Ijc tho Queen with tho resjiect duo to her grandeur. B as. happy as that of his august mother, and that To judgo tho unalterablo respect entertained! the relations between ourselves and the British for the Queen by the immense majority of the! Empire may remain what they were under Queen nation and their instinctive comprehension of the! Victoria for all timo to come." loss undergone by England, it was sufficient to! Tho semi - official Fremdenllatt publishes an observe tho anxiety with which they endeavoured! interesting survey of the reign cf Queen to know whether tho Queen would come as usual 1 Victoria, whoso character and rulo are, it says. to Franco and would bo seen in that corner of j indissolubly associated with the enormous develop - Cimiez for which sho seemed to have taken a jment of tho British Empire in tho l!th century, great liking. j" Sinco the timo of William of Orange, scarcely a M. Yves Guynt. in an article which will appear jruler will havo made such a deep impression upon in to - morrow's .iecle, reviews tho Queen's reign 5 the popular mind in England as has this daughter and speaks of her efforts to prevent a German jot a HanoyerianPrinceandaThuringian Princess, attack on Franco in 1875, of the dislike felt forg Her Privy Council and the chiefs of the great her by Prince Bismarck, and of her share in Lord! aristocratic parties soon discovered that they had Salisbury's prudent reply in 1S0C to President I to deal with a new and weighty factor in public Cleveland's provocations. Ho adds: " Thelaffairs. In spite of tho circumstance that she back, place with lost A light :ind After ness it a in Kaffir :n - up ''am Kivo ;afcm piaee at ire ceiaiB,,, It-residence oi .ount von i.niow out at tno tjoteig uri. - iiiM. " . .1. y. L ,. . iPrves not yet remoisi irem iw - 1 nn nm, as foreign aja secretary, ne nis nit ceno occupied in tnc garuen renatrs liave not Vet been conmleted intheod - tal BTHE : . i . - ,.r .1... im. .. ,n fl The Cologne Cazelte states that Count Wolff j Metternich', the Prussian MinLtter in Hamburg,? has arrived in London aud will remain as the re - S . presentatiyo of the Foreign Office in attendance 0 on the linneror durinc: his Jlajcsir's star infialo: England. During his Majesty's absence all important i business which has to ,bo submitted to him I i THE GERMAN EMPEROR. (trom our. own correspo.ndest.) LKltLIN, Jax. 22. In well - informed quarters in Berlin nothing Is known regarding tho Emperor's plans or the date of his return from England. It is generally anticipated that before returning to Berlin his Majesty will visit tho Empress Frederick' at Fricdrichshof Castle, near Homburg. Accounts from Fricdrichshof regarding the condition of her Imperial Majesty are far from reassuring, and the greatest anxiety is entertained with regard to tho effect which tbo grave news from Osborne mav nroduco unon her health. Tho iJnd birthday ot tl'o tmperor is en Sunday, the 1'itti inst., and tho occasion is. of course, always observed as a ' national holiday. Tho Xortlt - Cerman Gircffc stati - s to - nicrht that tho dinner which, according to annual custom, the Imperial Chancellor will give to tho Diplomatic Corps and tho members of tho Foreign Office on the '2ttli inst. will not taki conducted by telegraph. KTbe eympathy of tho people of Canada is warmly appreciated." (njcoccn rixtes's acexct.) M0NTU1UL, Jas. 22. The news ot the death of the Queen was received We shortly after half - past 1 this afternoon, and ie bells throurhout tho citv arc now tolllns. editions of tho newspapers wero pouring; laa tho Press immediately after the news was i, tho United Slates at tho death of tho Queen, and tho deep sympathy wo feel with tho pooplo ot the British Empiro in their great affliction." Tho flag on tho Exccutivo mansion has been half - masted. As far as record goes this Is the first timo such a mark of respect has been paid to tho memory of a foreign ruler. In the Senate to - day air. Allison oncrcd and in this resjiect sho simply expressed the opinion ot tho majority of her subjects. This well - known reputation was tho real causo of the Transvaal war. Dr. Leyds had mado the Con tinental journals so often repeat that tho Queen would never agreo to her last years being dis turbed by a war that Krugcr was convinced that he could go any length with impunity, even to declaring war, and that ho would make, if sot the English, at least Queen Victoria, recoil." Tho rtgaro publishes this morning an article was moved to tears at her coronation, that maidenly hesitation did not show her real nature. Sho was a woman of strong character, of the specially English type. Her disposition and habits were also characteristically English, as, for instance, her strictly religious view of life, tho healthy sobriety of her opinions, her resolution, and her great jower of endurance." The FremdenUatt concludes by remarking that under Queen Victoria's rule there has been great augmentation of the power and wealth of the British Empire, a constant aeveiopment in the by M. d'Estourncllcs do Constant, Deputy andHdomcstic sphere which has been accompanied by I for a long timo Ailing an important post at the la similar advance ot its might abroad. It exclaims,! French Embassy in London. I mako the followinirl" What a fund of enterprise and effort, what a! extracts: H record of tricantio labours is included in the! I " In snito of tho fover of selfish and barbarnnsflhUtor of tho oeriod. from tho expedition oft Chauvinism which has laid hold of tho world, BWickham to tho opening of the first Australian singing the 'Marseillaise,' marched to - day toj HERR KRUPP AND ENGLISH ORDERS. (throccu reuter i acexct.) ME", LIN, Jas. 22. Herr Krupp has informed tho authorities in Berlin that henceforth lho firm will accept and execute orders for guns frcm England. This decision has been adopted in view of the tact that other German firms, in spite of the Government's prohibition, havo recently lurnisseu rjigtana with weapons and ammunition. FRANCE. (rr.oM om owx correstoxdext.) TAWS, Jas. 22. A Marseilles correspondent telegraphs to me : ' Nino hundred dockers, headed ny a nag and that tho it their The tho Mm,lin wn.lo'. Vnt .n - ,i.f nlt..i: tha n1f. of tehnef. Alt the Ppefeetnre and a denotation asked the Prefect 9 .lKr. U.ln. " ihit. thn death of WEmnthn, Ihn nntinn. tl.f ow. uvnV.'nr. r. I.It l i. - ,.fc - '. i.tnpie in thn Rndsn. snHBto insist r,n the dismissal of M. DUDOUt. the dOCffl - 'l. Royal and Imperial Majesty Victoria, of noble I spite ol these evil seeds ol discord IngcniouslyBtrom the Chartist movement to the resolutions of company's overseer, threatening a strike it this i three

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  2. 23 Jan 1901, Wed,
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