Items of Interest

At the London Chamber of Commerce banquet recently, M. Paul Cambon, French Ambassador to Great Britain, was the principal guest. In reply to a toast, he said that peace and war no longer rested with governments, but with the peoples. He noted with great pleasure the determination of the promoters of commerce in Great Britain and France to augment the cordiality of the relations between the two nations and to foster " that real spirit of conciliation by which all differences can be readily settled."

The official statement of Representative Cannon of Illinois, chairman of the House Appropriation Committee, summing up the appropriations of the fifty-fifth Congress, shows an aggregate appropriation by the entire Congress of $1,566,890,016, and for the session just closed a total of $673,658,400, with authority for contracts subject to future appropriations amounting to $70,000,000. Of this sum $482,562,083 is directly chargeable to our late war with Spain or incident thereto.

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March 16, 1899

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