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UNITED STATES--continued.


CORRESPONDENCE with France. Insult to French Flag at

Jeannette, Pennsylvania


with Great Britain and Germany. Affairs

of Samoa (Ratification and Erecution of

Final Act of the Berlin Conference ;

Assent of King of Samoa ; Appointment

of M. Cedercrantz as Chief Justice and of

Baron Senfft von Pilsach as President of

Municipal Council; Commission for Settle-

ment of Land Claims; Mataafa’s Insur-

rectionary Movements; Support of Ships

of War of Treaty Powers; Execution of

Warrants ; Collection of Tares; Erpenses

and Working of the Land Commission;

Currency, Gold Coinage, Rate of Exchange,

&c.; Appointment of Natires' Advocate;

Complaints against Chief Justice and

Municipal President; Samoon Revenue,

Apportionment; Import and Export Duties;

Land Registration Fee; Survey of Land

Claims; Extravagance and Bankruptcy of

Government; Submission of Financial

Reports to Consular Board ; &c.).

1890-1893.. 880

MESSAGE of President. Opening of Congress.

Washington, 4th December, 1893.. 1299

Note to the Belgian Government, respecting the Importation of

Arms and Spirits into Africa under the Brussels Act,


Brussels, 25th November, 1893.. 669

PROCLAMATION giving effect to a Commercial Arrangement

with Germany.

Washington, 1st February, 1892..


giving effect to a Commercial Arrangement

with Austria-Hungary.

Washington, 26th May, 1892.. 93

extending the Privileges of the Copyright Act,

1891, to Italian Subjects.

Washington, 31st October, 1892.. 94

suspending the Collection of Toll on Canadian

Freight passing through St. Mary's Falls


Washington, 21st February, 1893. . 1294

State Papers.

SPEECH of the Queen, on the Opening of the British Parlia

ment.-Westminster, January 31, 1893.

My Lords and Gentlemen,

I CONTINUE to hold friendly and harmonious relations with all foreign Powers.

Their declarations in every quarter are favourable to the maintenance of European peace.

In connection with the approaching evacuation of Uganda by the British East Africa Company, I have deemed it expedient to authorize a Commissioner of experience and ability to examine on the spot, with adequate provisions for his safety, into the best means of dealing with the country, and to report to my Government upon the subject.

In view of recent occurrences in Egypt, I have determined on making a slight augmentation in the number of British troops there stationed. This measure does not indicate any change of policy, or any modification of the assurances which my Government havo given from time to time respecting the occupation of that country.

The Khedive bas declared, in terms satisfactory to me, his intention to follow henceforward the established practice of previous consultation with my Government in political affairs, and bis desire to act in cordial co-operation with it.

In relation both to Egypt and to Uganda, papers in continuation of those heretofore presented will at once be laid before you.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

The Estimates of Charge necessary for the public service in the coming financial year have been framed, and will be laid before you at an early date.

My Lords and Gentlemen,

I have observed with concern a wide prevalence of agricultural distress in many parts of the country. It is to be hoped that, among the causes of the present depression, some may be temporary in (1892-93. Lxxxv.]


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