About one hundred and fifty persons assembled in the banquet hall of the Hotel Vendome, Boston, Tuesday evening, October 25, at a reception given by the Massachusetts Single Tax League to the representatives of the State Y. M. C. A. The Rev. S. S. Craig, of Toronto, read a paper as did Mr. Wm. Lloyd Garrison. Mr. Garrison in his opening remarks said,—

"It is my pleasant duty to welcome you in behalf of the Massachusetts Single Tax League, and to ask your earnest consideration of the subject to be presented. Especially should the Young Men's Christian Associations feel interested in the ethical side of our contention, which embodies the essence of Christianity. Land monopoly is a distinct violation of the injunction, 'Do unto others as you would that others should do unto you.' "

The great Peace Jubilee at Philadelphia opened October 25 with a fine naval review. The Texas, Gloucester, Winslow, and six other warships took part in the marine pageant. The government was represented by the Hon. John D. Long, Secretary of the Navy. Throngs of spectators filled every bit of timber on either shore of the Delaware River, and jammed every available craft to the point of danger. The yacht May, with Secretary Long and the Washington party aboard, led the naval parade; the ships of the navy being anchored in single file in mid-stream, — a line extending a distance of three miles. Naval-Constructor Hobson and four of his Merrimac heroes, reached the city at 2.30 p.m. of that day. President McKinley and his party arrived on the 26th.

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