Within the Reichstag, last week, a trustworthy thermometer stood at 100° Fahrenheit. By unanimous vote the Deputies adjourned until next November.

Last bill to pass: a sensational amnesty measure reducing or abrogating the sentences of more than 5,000 political prisoners. Explanations: the present newly elected Reichstag (TIME, May 28; July 9) is predominantly Socialist, as are most of the politically imprisoned.