The Gazette from Montreal, Quebec, Canada on July 4, 1911 · 1
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t n WL ja j .. TEMPERATURE YESTERDAY Max. 94 above; Min. 76 above NOT' QUITE SO HOT. iVOL. CXL. NO. 159. MOiSTJtEAL. TUESDAY, JULY 4, .1911. -SIXTEEN PAGES. TRICE TWO CENTS. 1 NlF 'jL itW HOTTEST DAY FOR ALMOST 50 YEARS Temperature of Nearly 95 Degrees Highest Since McGill Observatory Started In 1874. BUT TWO PROSTRATIONS Ibnormal Heat Throughout Day caused Much Suffer ing and Rush to Parks and Country. Not since official records of temperature wore kept at McGlll, has go high a thermometrlo reading been tuade as yesterday, when oven that frigid Instrument registered 94. 6, or nearly 95 degrees In the most ctje-tully selected shade that could be found. Since 1874, when the observatory started Its records the meroury has never ventured1 to rise so high. In fact, during all those thirty-seven years It has only approached such tor-.rld helghths twice, and both of these occasions came in July. On July 10 the thermometer marked 93.9, and on July 16, 1901, it rose to 93.7. Outside of these two unpleasant occasions it seldom approached the 93 mark, sj that yesterday's record of almost 95 is likely to prove one which In years to come oldest inhabi'ant". will recall With pride. The remarkahle feature of the -lay Was the extraordinarily high temperature during the twenty-four hours. The average heat during the whole day was 85.3, or higher than is usual during the ordinary hot summer days at roon. It started right after midnight, With a temperature of 83 left over from Sunday, and after a brief drop of a few degrees about sunrise steadily rose until by 3 o'clock the extraordinary record of 94 degrees was registered, or 125 degrees higher than what Is regarded as our extreme win-.ter cold. And although there was a gradual diminution of heat after sunset, there was no such coolness as to promise anything but another period of extreme heat for today. Another surprising feature Is that the record at the McGlll thermometer exceeded the readings on Ilearn & Harrison's thermometer downtown, which could only reach 93 degrees, although It was undoubtedly much hotter there than in the academic shades of McGlll. Other street thermometers, however, showed nearly 100 in the hade, while a reliable Instrument at the Point St. Charles school showed 96 on the shady side. And such was the suffering of the citizens that the higher a thermometer showed the more it waa believecL READINGS ATMcGILL The official' readings at" McGlll are worth preservation, since it Is unliice-v ly that they win he equalled lor a long time. . They are: 1 a.m. .83 . I a.m. 79 5 a.m. . . , 78 7 a-m. ... 79 $ a.m. ... ... 84 Jl a.m...- ... 88 1 p.m... .... ... f 92 8 p.m... .' 94. 5 6 p.m... . ... ... 92 7 p.m... ... 88 9 p.m. 84 11 p.m ... 82 And during the whole day there was little shade, save the shadow of buildings, for the sun shone with a brassy glare for a trifle over 13 hours, or 91 per cent, of the time it could do BO. Despite the terrific heat, however, only two cases of prostration were reported from the hospitals. Both of these were workmen, and in each instance they had held out through the. extreme heat of the day, and only collapsed toward evening when the work of the day was, practically over. In neither case was the attack serious. The contrast between the records for Montreal and those of New York and other large cities where many deatl s and prostrations were reported was marked, and gave ample evidence of the capacity of the virile Canadian people to. stand extremes of reat as well as of cold. While the actual thermometry leadings yesterday were several r!e-trceE higher than those of Sunday, the day was really not so unbearable, B.nce there was a sprightly breeze, albeit a very hot one, but - n lr mo cment that did away - wh the suffocatingly heavy effects of tho at-mosphere on the previous day. HEAT AFFECTEJ BUSINESS. , As a result of the tremendous heat, business languished wherever It could, and everything that might be put off till tomorrow was left over, txtept with the transportation companies, which were kept busy taking everybody who could get away to Hit country. This was especially the case with the water companies, the Kichelleu & Ontario and every other steamboat line finding that a real hot spell was the best passenger at,ent they could get. Every boat leaving the city for nearby points was crowded. Those who could not get out i! Ih city flocked to the parks. Laf-mitlne Iaik, Fletcher's Field and Meunt Royal furnished welcome air to many 111. t sands of women and children. From early dawn until long after 4arl- the parks were swa.'iinj wuh wc men, and children, who li mai y ;abes had taken lunch baskets and samped out there for the day. In the tame way many of the smaller . Lreathlng spots were well patronized all day. St. Helen's Island also prov-tc a favorite resort. Not only was the park a great attraction, but the swimming club had the two biggest days in its history, with over six hundred , people there during Sunday anu almost as many yesterday. The parks and islands, however, furnished the bright side of the tropical outburst. The dark was bhown lh the narrow streets here the poorer classes live, and there the suffering was very real. This was I articularly noticeable In the long group of narrow streets leading between Craig and St. Catherine streets, where the foreign element are ;rowded in tenements and many to a bouse. All night until almost dawn yesterday these streets were patrol led by people seeking a breath of air, while the walling of Infants wus seldom out of hcurlng. In many cases babies were wheeled or carried up und down the streets by tots scarcely bigger than themselves most ol the night, while their ciders tried to prepare for another day's work with a few hours of uneasy slumber in suffocating llttlo rooms. For such a these the hot wave was not mcro-lj discomfort, it was a calamity, with a stream 3f sickness and infanta' funerals in Its wa!:. What this means is shown by the tragic figures for. the previous week, when no less than 173 infants under three years died, of wl lch total 129 were babies who had died of intestinal troubles duo to heat and bud feeding. And this was only at tho beginning of the hot wave. Many a mother must be bewailing the loss oi a weakling who has fallen victim to heat and bad conditions of living during the past' three days. CAUSED PROLONGED THIRST. The effect of the heat was speedily Bhown in the consumption of liquids and other cooling devices. The day's demands on the waterworks Increased by over a million gallons. What the increase on beer and other drinks waa could not be counted, but It was stated by -professional thirst quenchers that the demand for "hard stuff" had dropped very much, white the call for lager, "shandygaff" and other light producers of perspiration had grown tremendously. A modern development of this trade was the call foi buttermilk, which of late has been kept in every bar, and Is drunk either in its native state or mixed with soda. So great was the call for this that early in the afternoon the supply gave out in many bars. Soda and ice cream fountains tfave way under the strain, and at several of the more popular meeting-places customers had to be turned away during the afternoon, as the supply had been used up and it could not be made fast enough to keen up with the demand, especially down town where business girls were numerous and demanded much of this stimulant to keep at work. HEAT RECORDS SINCE 1S26. ' Apparently in the older days Montreal waa a hotter place than since the early closing laws went into effect, or els the instruments were not so perfect as those of today, for the records, of long ago show a good deal higher temperatures than during the past thirty or forty years. While it Is not recorded that the temperature ever rose to 100 it several times came within two degrees of that figure. By the thoughtfulness of a subscriber who has kept the record from an old Gazette, the following figures from 1826 to 1897 are given, and the present McGill records overlap these, so that there is a fairly correot record of all the summer extremes for 85 years. This was published in The Gazette during a hot spell In July 1897, when the temperature reached 93 degrees, and reads; - Only on the following occasions since 1826 has yesterday's thermometer readings been surpassed In this city: July 12, 1826, 96 degrees;' June 27, 1828, 98 degrees; ' June 6, and July 11, 1829, 94 degrees; July 17, 1830, 93 degrees; June 1, 1831, 97 degrees; July 25, 1834, 96 degrees; August 12, 1835, 98 degrees; July 8,. 1838, 93 degrees; July 16, 1840, 96 degrees; July 24, 1841, 94 degrees; July 2, 1843, 93 degrees; July 8. 1847, 99 degrees (another reading for this year gives the maximum temperature as 102 degrees); June 16 and 18, 1848, 97 degrees; July 11, and 12, 1849, 98 degrees; June 15, and July 9, 1852, 93 degrees; July 19 and 20, 1854, 94 degrees; July 14, 1857, 93 degrees; July 14, 1868, 97 degrees; July 24, 1870, 93 degrees; July 10, "l'Sl, 93 degrees, and July 6, 1897, 93 degrees. DOWNTOWN READINGS. The mercury reached 93 In the shade, according to the readings of Mr. de Mesle, of Hearn & Harrison, Notre Dame street, yesterday afternoon, and the minimum was 68 degrees. Mr. de Mesle stated that, looking over the readings for the last 27 years he had not been able to find anything approaching that except five years ago, when it reached 90 degrees in the shade. " Thus last Sunday and yesterday hold the record, being 90 and 93 degrees respectively. KEPT RESTAURANTS BUSY. In- the down town restaurants a rushing business was done throughout the day. There was a continual cnC for lemonade, lager, rickeys and other thirst-quenching concoctions, and several proprietors of hostelries annwnced lat night that the business for the day had set a record. In cue rlace near McGill street no lees than 85 gallons of buttermilk had bo i d spensed during business hours, whilst this was but a small fraction li tin quantity of other refreshments called for. In the northern portions of the titj', where there is ample open space In the form of fields yet uninvaded by i'.io builder, the residents took advan-taso of the facilities for obtaining f.-ish air, and hundreds were seen lying out in the open throughout the evriilrg. In cases whole families congress ed in the fields and vacant lots, whilst many even took their venlng meal there. Along St. Denis street above the subway and on the road to the Sault the open spaces wero literally invaded by those residing In the neighborhood, whilst in the Tor.i easterly parts of the north end the condition prevailed. MUCH WATER DRUNK. Viitli a sudden rise in the temperature the water consumed in the city increased fully three million gallons a day. The record on Saturday was si out 42,000,000 gallons, and for the twenty-four hours ending yesterday at noon (he water pumped at the Point St. Charles station was 43,515,420 gal- li-ns. It Is expected the consump.rh7fTj to noon today will reach 45.000,000 gallons, at the Sunday record does not include water for manufacturing pur-.piKfD, which is used on week days. Wi':ii yesterday's consumption was heavy, il has been surpassed this year, fv e:nmple, on June 22 the pumpage x.i'.a 4",940,000 gallons. POST FOR KITCHENER. Mentioned to Succeed Sir El-don Gorct in Egypt. (Special Cable Service.) London, July 3. The Telegraph this morning uttyp that the Ooyrrr.rrnt will oflr to Lord Kitchener the succession of Sir Eldon Gorst, who has been British spent and consul-general in Egypt sinre 1908. Plr Flrton '.a obliged to retire because of illness. Kitchener's power, rays the Trie-graph, would be Increased to include the- Soudan. HOT WAVE COVERS WIDE TERRITORY Temperatures of Over 100 Degrees Registered in Several Places Yesterday. MANY DEATHS REPORTED. People Slept in the Parks and Open Spaces of New York's East Side. New York, July 8. The siege of oppressive hot ' weather continues throughout New York state. To the maximum of 94.6 degrees, which the heat wave officially reached here yesterday, three and a half degrees were added by today's maximum of 98, recorded at noon. To the list of ten lives which succumbed here , In yesterday's torrid tide, as many more were added today, while the list of prostrations officially reported ran upwards of a score. In Herald Square the bulbs registered 105, while the glass on the World building marked UO. Uu-state points reported similar woe. At the Cornell weather station in Ithaca, a temperature of 101 degrees, the highest since the station was established thirty years ago, was officially reported. At 8 o'clock tonight the thermometer in New York city registered 86, warning the tenement dwellers to seek early it they would find fooler lodging in the crowded parks and open spaces of the East" Side district. From the thirty-storey tower of the weather bureau there was still" no relief in sight tonight for tomorrow. "Fair and continued warm" was the early forecast, but whether it would be worse for the holiday the officials would not venture to predict At 10.80 o'clock this morning, when the mercury stood at 96, sufferers from the heat here found some balm in the boast that the metropolis was said to be the hottest place in the United States or Canada at that hour. The record was later eclipsed, however. While it was the hottest July 8 recorded since 1898, when 99 was registered, it falls 2 degrees short of a September day in 1881, when the city's record was established at 100 degrees. Chief Weather Forecaster Scarr Is among hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who are away for the holidays. Troy, N.Y., July 8. Today was the hottest July 3 in the history of the city, the thermometer registering 103 degrees In the shade, and in the sun' the mercury ran as high as 120. Several thermometers exposed to the sun were broken, the mercury reaching tho highest point marked on the dial and then bursting the tube. There were several prostrations. Newark, N.J., July 8. Today was four degrees hotte than any other recorded since the weather bureau was established. The official thermometer stood at 103 at 3 p.m., while bulbs on the street registered 111 degrees. Eight deaths and scores of prostrations were reported tonight. Pittsburg, Pa., July 8. The thermometer was "going up" all day, starting at 4 a.m., when It was 73, and touching the high point at 97 at 3 p.m. Between 3 and 5 p.m. there was a slight recession, but at 5 p.m. the mercury touched 97 again. Meantime, in the Government weather kiosk on the street the temperature hovered about 105. Many prostrations and deaths are reported, the list of drownings in particular being a very long one. Many of the mills ere beginning to shut down because of the danger of the iron workers collapsing in the unbearable heat. Cleveland, Ohio, July 3. The heat record for the summer was broken, here today, when, between 6 and 6 o'clock this afternoon the maximum weather bureau temperature on a high building was 94, while in the kiosk on the public square a temperature of 104 was registered. At 2 p.m. the kiosk temperature was 102. A number of prostrations were reported. St. Louis, Mo., July 3. For three hours today the mercury climbed from 90 degrees, until at 6 p.m. off'ciul Government reading was 100. The Government's kiosk recorded 105 at the same hour. Eight prostrations were reported. At 7 o'clock tonight the temperature was 98.- NEW ENGLAND SWELTERED. Boston, July 3. All heat -records of the weather bureau, were shs tered by the heat wave in New England today. Three deaths and more than 50 prostrations wero reported in Boston and iti suburbs alone, while scores of people" in other parts of New England were overcome by suffering from the intense heat. The White Mountains of New Hampsh famed for their cooling breezes, offered little relief, for at Lancaster and other points the mercury climbed upward until it registered 96 degrees in the shade At Burlington, Vt., the wea-ther bureau reported temperature of 100, exceeding by four degrees the highest mark that has been reached previously during the 70 years that local records have been kept. In Boston the official mark was 102, reached at $ o'clock In the fter noon. This was half a degree hotter than the record of. September 7, 1881, the highest ever before recorded at the weather bureau here. On the streets, many storeys below the level of the weather bureau thermometer, It was fight or ten degrees hotter. ' In Boston alone there, wore two deaths and more than two score prostrations. Some department stores closed early, and many factories shut down at midday. Acting" Mayor Collins, at noon ordered the ferries running botween Boston end East Boston thrown open to the public, (i .art countless hundreds enjoyed the cooling ocean breezes free of charge. Boston common was covered with hundreds of others, who lay about on the grass or rolled In the frog pond regariile.if of "keep-off-the-gmen" .ir "no Lathing" signs, and they were unmolested by the guardians of the law. Beverly, tho rummer enpiiul, sweltered In a temperature of 108 degrees te-lay. The iamlly of the President Ht Pitrrarnuttii, high aliove the town, and fnvora'ily situaied to cateh any pu'Ts of wind, i-.-njiilr.';l f.i'',i)y Indoors Ouuufchout tho day. IN MARYLAND. Baltimore, Md July 3. The hot weather took heavy toll here today, although -the official maximum temperature of 3b degrees wus two degrees lower than that of yesterday. Three deaths, one of them a suicide, two. attempts of suicide and six prostrations were reported us a result of the heat. A DEATH IN OTTAWA. Ottawa, July 3, As u result of the intense heat, Matthew McMuhon, hydrant inspector, of the city, died today. A Dominion policeman found him lying unconscious on Lover's Walk, below Parliament Hill, but he could not be revived. OVER 103 AT TORONTO. , Toronto, July 3. The new high record for temperature, 101 degrees, in Toronto, set by Sunday's hot wave, stood for less than 24 hours, for by noon today the off lulu I thermometer read 102, while a little later the top notch of 108.2 was touched. There was more breeze than on Sunday, which Bomewhat alleviated the conditions, but many factories and foundries had to close down becauso of the excessive heat. Tonight the hospitals report nearly a score of prostrations. dublipTand the king. Lord Mayor Farrel Will Look After the Welcome. (Special Cable Service.) Dublin, July 8. Lord Mayor "Farrel stated in an Interview today: "If the Dublin Corporation, at its meeting on Wednesday refuses to vote an ad-dnepa of welcome to King George and Queen Mary, I will go myself to welcome the King, and thank him as a Catholic for deleting the offensive words of the Coronation oath." A meeting was held at the entrance to the Mansion House last night to protest against the adoption " any address of welcome by the corporation. GERMANY EXPLAINS COUP IN MOROCCO Panther Sent to Protect German Subjects; Other Governments Not Concerned. COMMUNIQUE IS ASSURED Germany Will Nat Withdraw Until Normal Conditions Are Restored. (Special " Cable Service.) Berlin, July 3. A semi-official communique issued this afternoon explains Germany's coup In sending a warship at Agadlr, Morocco-, without warning, a movement which has started up things in France, Spain, and Great Britain, The communication states that tho action of Germany was not communicated to the powers before the arrival of the Panther at Agadlr, because the question at issue, namely, the protection of German subjects and their Interests In Morocco, was one which did not concern the other governments. It is expected that some time will elapse before the reply of France to Germany's note, announcing her Intentions, Is received here. It is known that France is discussing the matter with the cabinets of London, Madrid, and St. Petersburg. Germany, it may be staled, will not withdraw from Agadlr until she is satisfied that normal conditions have been restored or an agreement ha.8 been concluded with the other powers. The Bourse was hardly affected by the Morocco Incident. The Moroccan loan fell M. REPLY TO GERMANY. ((Special Cable Service.) Paris, July 8. The Cabinet will meet at once, but it is not likely that it will draw up a reply to Germany. That will be left until England and Russia are heard from, and President Fallieres has returned from Holland. Stress Is laid here on the importance of England preventing Germany from acquiring a coaling station in the North Atlantic. Surprise, as Is shown In the Austrian and Italian papers, is taken c indicate that Germany did not ad"'"?" her allies before acting. The Mat'n understands that tho Government Is averse to sending a warship to Agadlr, as that would be liable to complicate matters. It is reported that there is talk of sending English and French warships to Mo-gador, whence, as the principal port of the Sub District, an uprising, if it existed, could be calmed, That would render useless the mission of the Panther. . Newspapers devote themselves chiefly to arguments about Germany s reasons for sending th" Panther to Agadlr. It Is protested that a message from Mogador states that Agadlr region Is calm and tranquil, hence the local chiefs declined certain German offers. Three German houses are interested. The consuls at Mogador and Marx are both exporters of Sua goatskins. They havn native agents at Agadi. The Temps quote the Kaiser as saying, Jn March, 1905: "I consider the Sultan an absejut-'" free sovereign. I, with him, wish ' come to an understanding." Th Tempe says that this i' exactly the French point of View, end that our pretence at Fez results therefrom. ATTITUDE OF BRITAIN. (Special Cablo Service.) London, July 8. Great Britain was Informed of the Agadlr Incident through the German ambassador. Tho Cabinet has tdnce considered the act of sending the Panther to Morocco, and Sir Edward Grey, seoretary of staio for foreign affairs, will announce the attitude ef Great Prltaln in the Houue of Commons on Tuesday. Until then tho current report is that Great Britain will send a cruiser to ffadlr. The repert Is not confirmed. Tli liimor that the Germans have Ir.fdfrt troops at Af-'fldlr bar. nut been verlfii'd. It is renoned that the Pan-tier in a s'mrt time. will be renlaced I v a larger cruiser, eonlnoed with wlwleKs. ennbllns It to communicate with TnriMlir. The rrtrek mn-'et if depressed, and uonsols dropped 3-18. SHIPPING STRIKE HAS BEEN SETTLED Agreement Signed by Forty Shipowners Gives Seamen and Dockers Higher Pay. UNIONS ARE RECOGNIZED In Event of Dispute Terms Are to Be Submitted to Board of Trade. London, July 3. Tonight saw the practical end of the shipping strike, which, so far as Its international character was concerned, was a failure from the first.' Nevertheless In "Great Britain it developed a very serious character, dislocating commerce and trade In many directions, and came near Involving hundreds of thousands of dock laborers and railway men and the transportation Industry generally. The strikers have not secured all their demands, but they have obtained substantial victories, including the recognition of their unions, which proved the chief obstacle to a settlement in Liverpool, Glasgow and other ports, and led to the holding up of numerous Atlantic llncra. Those steamers have now secured crews, which will enable them to sail at an early date. In Hull, where the struggle was the most bitter, and the strikers were obdurate and riotous, a third conference between the Board of Trade representative, George R. Askwith and the representatives of the disputing parties was held today, and proved successful. A meeting of the strikers tonight unanimously confirmed the agreement. Apart from the concessions gained, an independent point in the agreement is that in event of any dispute the terms of the agreement are to be interpreted by the Board of Trade. The agreement, which was signed by nearly forty ship owners, gives the eamen an advance of sixty cents weekly, and the dockers an increase of a half-penny per hour, with a weekly half-holiday to all, and other minor concessions. These benefits accrue to all the men, whether they belong to-the union oi not. The discharging of cargoes of perishable gooda was resumed tonight, and work will be resumed tomorrow. In some of the other ports it is expected that settlements will be arranged Immediately, while in London the president of the Chamber of Shipping and other Influential ship owners will tomorrow meet representatives of the National Transport Workers' Federation to dlsouss the situation. Conditions tonight, therefore, are hopeful, and it is expected that by the end of the week the shipping industry will resume its normal course. Liverpool, July 3. The White Star Steamer Company today agreed to terms of settlement, and the shipping etrlke here Is ended. Tom Mann, the strike leader, had announced earlier in the day 'that the strike was practically over, the only remaining difficulty being with the White Star line In regard to the Interpretations of the phrase "a recog nition of the union." The men of the other companies ere returning to work. This afternoon the Empress of Britain and the Carmanla oompdeted their complement of seamen and sailed. Belfast, July 8. The shipping strike here was settled today, and work was resumed. RIOTING AT GLASGOW. Glasgow, July 9. Serious rioting by the striking seamen occurred here tonight. They cut the moorings of two vessels and allowed them fto drift into the river. The police were forced to make several charges with drawn batons, in which some of the strikers were wounded. Many of the rioters were arrested. theThTneseToan. Japanese Newspapers Discuss ing the Situation. (Special Cable Service.) Toklo, July 3. Tha nmvspupcra uie again discussing the Chinese loan of $50,000,000, which was taken up by a group of American, French, German and English bankers, and for which the Manchurlan customs are pledged as security. The Japanese and Russian financiers and newspapers have been complaining that the loan practically freezes these two countries out of Manchuria, where they have vital interests. The talk of another loan ef about $30,000,000, commonly known as a currency loan, has caused more discussion. Article XVI. of tho "Four power loan,' was published yesterday for the first time and has caused wide discussion. The JIJi and the Asahl print practically identical artloles on the loan. The articles, which are evidently Inspired, commont on the effect of the loan of Japanese .and Russian enterprises In Manchuria, They express the hope that article XVI., which pledges the Manchuria customs, will not bo used to violate the principle of the open-door In that country. on a visrrro Holland. President Fallieres and M. De Selves Leave France. Dunkirk, France. July 8. President Fallieres and Foreign Minister De Selves left here this evening for Holland on an official visit, aboard the armored cruiser Edgar Qulnet, escorted by destroyers and torpedo boats. MR. HAMMOND RECEIVED. Held a Big Reception at Strat-ton House. . London, July 3. One of the last functions of the Coronation season was the reception tonight given by John Hays Hammond, the special am-ha.-SHdor, and Mrs, Hammond, at Mruttnn House. It was thn Intention oi Mr. and .Mrs. Hammond to gfva tMa reception during the former's official tenure, but all the du'i were so crowded that no opportunity was frund until tonight. The guests for the most part were Americans, some or Mr. Hammond's African friends, and a few English with American affiliations. Altogether more than 1,000 persons attended, Strat ton' House is one of the stateliest of mansions, and London has not seen another such entertainment since Haroness Uurdett-Coutts kept open house to London society. The art treasures and rare pictures were enhanced by the fire decorations and garlands of roses. STORM SWEPT QUEBEC. Business Was Suspended and Much Damage Done. Quebec, July 3. Quebec, which has sweltered for the oast two days from an oppressive temperature, secured some little relief this evening by a wind and rainstorm which set in shortly after five o'clock. The storm was one of the fiercest experienced in this city for years, and the damage done is at present incalculable. After a day of Intense heat, when the thermometer registered from 96 to 100, the storm set in. Previous to this, the workmen at the-Louise Embankment had been compelled to cease work, while in many of the large Industrial establishments employees had been overcome. Then came the storm, the wind in creasing to a velocity of sixty miles an hour, and the rain descending in torrents. Within a few minutes the Btreets were rushing with water, and the business of "the city was brought to a standstill. The electric cars were stopped, , the factories were devoid of power, and the storm raged with a power which carried off roofs, broke down trees, to the number of hundreds, and caused the greatest excitement. The craft on the river had an exciting time, and the passenger boats which were caught In the storm were scenes of panic, and it was only through the action of some of the cool-headed people on board that no disaster occurred. MANY CROSSED CHANNEL. First Half of International Air Eace Ends. London, July 8. The first half of .he international circuit aviation race wis ended at Hendon Park aerodrome in Hendon, just outside of London, today. Andre Beaumont, a Frenchman, made the speediest trip from Paris to Hendon and was awarded the London Standard's prize of $12,500. M. Gilbert, another Frenchman, won the Dover trophy for the fastest passage across the English Channel. Vedrines, Vldart, Klmmerling, Beaumont, Valentine and Garros reached Hendon closely bunched. Starting at Calais, France, soon after 4 o'clock this morning, the eleven airmen crossed the English Channel without mishap and proceeded to Dover, the first official stopping place In England, in times but little more than half an hour. At Dover the mayor of the city and a great crowd welcomed the aviators. ' LORDS DEBATED VETO BILL Baron Richard Willioughby de Broke's Amendment Defeated. London, July 8. The Lords again devoted the whole session -Of the House to consideration of the Veto BUI, and discussed a number of minor amendments, most of which were withdrawn. The most notable feature of the sitting was the Joining of the forces of Lord Lansdowne and the official Opposition with the Government peers' to defeat an amendment proposed by the "Backwoodsman Peer," Baron Richard Willoughby De Broke, which was aimed at preventing the passage of any bill under a provision of the Veto Bill until It had been submitted to a poll of the people. This amendment was rejected ty 90 to 17. New Argentina Consul. Ottawa, ' July 3. Mr. Carlos A. Galarce, the new Argentina consul at Ottawa, will arrive here on the 6th or 6th of July, Mr. H. Mayer, thet present consul, receiving word to that effect today. Mr. Mayer will sail for England on the 12th to join his family. Fire in Distillery. ' Glasgow, July 8. Dalmore's distillery was burned today, causing a loss of $500,000. A remarkable spectacle was furnished by a stream of burning whiskey running from the flame-swept building into the Cromarty Firth. INDEX T0THE NEWS. Page Two. Social and Personal. Page Three. City and District News, Page Four. Golf tournament. Lacrosse news. Page Five. The civil courts. Page Six. Watson's antique store again looted by robbers. Auto nuisances to b further abated. The realty market. Pg 8avn. Six women Injured when fire truck strikes a cjty street car. Mr. Borden at Saskatoon, News of Rallroadr. ' Page Eight Editorial. Pag Nine. Million dollar damage action climax of dispute over Sterling Minos. Westmount to pay for street improvements out of general tax. Mr. Borden in Saskatchewan. Pg Ten. Baseball results. " ' Page Twelve. Maritime matters. Page Thirteen. Grain Markets. The world's crops. Live stock trade. Page Fourteen. -Slocks in Canada. Pg FIMsen. stocks in Now York. Page Sixteen. Jrovlnchil health authorities enter ' cotton against municipalities shirking genem! vaccination. NAYAL PRIZE BILL READ SECOND TIME Amendment to Defer It Until Reported on by Experts Defeated by 301 to 231. DECLARATION OF LONDON. Its Favor Feature of De-, bate in Commons. London, July 8. The naval prize bill, which Is tantamount to approval ol the Declaration of London, the international agreement covering prizes In naval warfare, passed P.s second reading In the House of Commons today. An amendment introduced by John G. Butcher, Unionist member for York, .to defer consideration of the bill until reported on by a. com. nirttee of experts, was defeated after a prolonged debate by a vote of 301 to 231. The bill passed without division The feature of the debate was Sir Ldward Grey's speech in support of the bill, in which he referred to the attitude of the United States. He urgued that, as that country holds the view that "under restricted conditions Binking should be allowed, It would be useless to attempt to bring in a law abolishing it. He contended that in case England was at war with a great Continental power, the one great neutral power whose interference would be useful was the United States, which was greatly interested in supplying food to this country and was possessed of a fleet of sufficient strength to make inter-lerence effective. The United States, he insisted, would never have signed the Declaration of London if they believed In time of war their commerce would be interfered with. "The United fctates," said Sir Edward, "have been no reluctant party to signing the Declaration of London and the Prize Court convention. They have thereby taken a deep interest in promoting the establishment of an international prize court, and in their view acceptance of the Declaration of London is essential to the establishment ol a successful working international prize court. "The belief that the United States Government regards the policy of a prize court convention and the Declaration of London with indifference It a very dangerous misapprehension, which it would remove if we were al war with a Continental power. That Continental power, knowing perfectly well the risk and desiring to avoid the danger of any friction with the United States, the great maritime neutral power Interested in our food supply, would in all likelihood prefer to accept the rules' of the Declaration of London and be piepared to refer to arbitration any question which arises with regard i WAITING AT THE CHURCH. Everybody There but Lady Constance, Foljambe. London, July 3. Lady Constance Foljambe, a half-sister of the Earl of Liveirpool, controller of the King'g household, astonished society- by failing to appear at a fashionable church In London this afternoon at the time appointed for her marriage to Rev. A. H. K. Hawkins, The edifice was filled with society people, who waited an hour wondering what had occurred to dalay the ceremony. When the bridegroom sent a 'messenger in great haste to the Earl of Liverpool's residence, In Liverpool, to inquire for her, the reply returned was that Lady Constance "went out shopping this morning and has not yet returned home." The Earl of Liverpool stated this evening that he had received from Lady Constance a message to the effect that she was. quite safe and sound. According to the message. Lady Constance, who left London on a train this morning, had simply changed her nnd, and decided she did not wish to be married. SAFE AND SANE FOURTH. New York Will Try and Keep Down the Slaughter. New York, July 8. Determined t lead In the movement for a safe and, sane celebration of the Fourth, fire and police department heads declare that at least a local record for safety', and sanity will be established in this city tomorrow. ' It Is asserted that no fireworks or I fire crackers have been on sale with- In the city for a month, and those who may have planned to outwit the authorities "by buying a supply elsewhere will find that they have pur . chased in vain,, for the police are in-1 sistent that public sport with gun-' powder will be absolntely prohibited. . In seventy-three aldermanio dlstrlats, the city, however, has arranged for experts to send up rocketa enough t0 console these who have been proi l.lblted from handling the gunpowder, I The day marks the centenary of the., first meetings of the Common CoutviiV In the City Hall building. The genera celebration of the day will consist of patriotic addresses and singing by some 10,000 vocalists In the various parks. SWIFT & CO. AT TORONTO. Will Take Over the Plant of the D. B, Martin Company. Toronto, July 8. The World will an. nounce tomorrow that Swift & Co., the Chicago packers, will tako over, and operate the plant of tha D. J3. Martin Company at West Toronto,! m.iking it their Canadian headquarters. Swift & Co. some time ago Sf-cured control of the capital stack of; the Union Stock Yards, which adjoin thj Martin plant.

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