THREE-F0TJBTH8 oí tho Tillase of Gambel, Switzerland, was destroyed by fire on the 17th. Alexaxder Sh.vw, treasurer oí tho Canada Jute Company at Montreal, was arrested on the 18th on the charge oL embozzling $10,000. The resignation of Prince Bismarck as Chancellor was acceptod by Emperor William of Germany on tho 18th. The schools act, abolishing the right of the Roman Catholics tohave separate schools and obliging all classes of the communitY to patronize tho national secular schools, was passed by the Manitoba Legislatura on th Iflth. It was estimated on tho 19th that there wero 500,000 idle mon throughout Great Britain owing to the striko at Lancashire. The Emperor of (ermany on the 19th appointed General von Caprlvi, Commander of tho Tonth Army Corps, Chancellor, to succpod frince Uismarck. The Government of Siam on tho 20th sent six of its brightest young men to America to bo educatod at Westmlnstor College at New Wilmington, Pa. AU expenses are to bedefrayed bytheKing. Advices of tho '20th say that a Portugueso customs oülcial and hls escort of 300 natives had been massacred near Lake Nyassa, in East África. Tuk groat strike of Knglish coal miners ended on the 'iüth in a complete surrender by the employors. Advices of the '21st from Havana stated that the Cuban sugar erop will show an incroaso of 10 per cent. as compared wlth tho provious one. At MontreaJ onthe21StC. (ordon, tho five-mile champlon skator of 1889, won the ten-müe ainatpur BkatLng ohatnpionship of Canada in :!1:4'J. 'l'ho time ia 3:05 below tho Ameri(;an rocord. In many parts of Switzorland tho villagers were on the 21st hastily retreating from the valleys to placos of safety on higher ground, avalanchcs being imminent. Knra Mai.ikioa issued proolamationa on the' Sist excludinsf Hawaiians and Chinese from the Samoan islands.