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V OL LXII •• N°- 20,352.
BUSY TIME IN LONDON.
ICTIVE PREPARATIONS FOR
SO POSTPONEMENT PROBABLE-EDU
CATION BILL CAUSES TROUBLE
<Torrr!f:ht: -pre : By Th" Tribune Association.)
<<= T *cial to The New-Tec* Tritran« by French Cable.)
London. Aug. .-.. 1 a. m.-The revival of-aul
jsatinn on the streets is one of the earliest signs
of the clo=e approach of the coronation. Picca
dilly and Pall Mall were again filled with hand
some equipages. Whitehall was crowded with
fijrhtseers watching the work of the decorators
e£d carpenters, and hawkers were selling. flags,
pedals and coronation toys for the first time
since that melancholy June day when the holi
day crowd? were paralyzed by the tidings of a
postponement of the festival. There were more
rehearsals at the Abbey, with General Pole-
Carew as drUlmaster. Pages were appointed
as train bearers, the coronation carpet was laid
Tom the nave to the choir, the sacrarium was
fully furnished, and all the properties Tor Sat
urday's ceremony, including the regalia and
standard?, were in use.
Pest speculsjtejlß' have been content with rnod
ar.r? the stands along the route of
n will be well filled. A large force
• ; ;n:en is now employed in replacing the
and hangings, and the route will not
■< rative treatment, although the brlll
■snt effect of color attempted in June will not
•d. The environment of the Abbey
gored by police barricades, for which
now. ts then, no decorative scheme has been
The King and Queen are expected to return
to Buckingham Palace to-day, and the various
princes and princesses connected by blood with
the royal house of England are already starting
from the Continent for London. The corona
tion now seems assured beyond a chance of a
s-econd failure. ix>ubters at Whitehall who
have resolutely refused to believe that It was
possible are now convinced by the new scheme
cf decoration, the Canadian arch, and by the
preparation making to repaint the Duke ofßuc
clench's fence a brilliant blue.
Everything :s going at sixf* and sevens in
Parliament, where there are sources of irrita
tion and bad temper on both sides. In the
House of Commons Mr. Balfour is hesitating to
apply the closure ruling to the. troublesome
clause seven of the Education bill, and is
threatening to keep the members over corona
tion day and to deprive them of the privilege of
shooting on "Grouse Day. " He is also, ham
pered and embarrassed by the necessity for
making more serious changes in the Cabinet
than he had contemplated when he became
Prime Minister. Mr. Balfour's opponents are
riot in much better spirits than the government
benches, and are demoralized by the Educa
tion bill, which .fails to satisfy any section of
the party. - . '
The North Leeds election, which was a source
••: Liberal encouragement for a. few days, has
caused a. revival of faction feeling through the
unwise action of the Liberal League in claiming
undue credit for it. Both parties are in an un
manageable state, and the threat" of the Prime
Minister to prolong the session another week
has caused much irritation.
The colonial ministers are aiso finding tneir
Stay m London irksome when there is no likeli
hood that the results of the imperial confer
ence mSB satisfy the commonwealths at home.
Th* conference srfll be rounded out with neatly
atliafli tlßOluttons on many subjects, but the
business side of imperial federation will not be
taken up in a practical and progressive spirit.
Mr. Mulock's steamship subsidy arrangements
are still promising important results, but other
wise little has been accnr-.plished after pro
longed consultations. V
IT 1 ! finis I m Cameron's injuries from the car
. p.t near Invertocny Castle are more
- than Mrs. Cameron's, although both
Were thrown out and received severe shocks.
Oliver Iselin is among visitors at Coves this
week. I. N. F.
KING'S RETURN TO CAPITAL.
DETAILS OF THE JOURNEY FROM
PORTSMOUTH TO LONDON.
(By The Associated Pimm ■
London. Aug. S. — The emphatic denials of the
sin-sier rumors of King Edward's condition are
confirmed by all persons who have recently
visited his rr.ajestv. _ .
. | ..tnd at Portsmouth and take a
train for London at 3:30 o'clock to-morrow
on. and is due to arrive in London at
-. li.s drive to Buckingham Palace
•will be \<y an extended route instead of the
•.0, in order that the public may have
salty to see and congratulate th»-
The Klnaj has commanded that coronation
day tad the anniversary of his coronation be
- •Collar Day" <a day of ceremony
at :he English Court when the courtiers wear
tfce oaUars of their orders*.
Oa account of the approaching coronation
most of the volunteers are at present under
going their annual training at Salisbury. It
has been decided that they are to leave their
camps on August S. instead of August 9.
The rehearsal of the coronation ceremony in
Westminster Abbey this afternoon was the most
largely attended and elaborate one which has
yet been held. The King and the Queen and
other important personages who were not pres
ent were represented at the proceedings by sub
stitutes. Colonel Brocklehurst, equery to her
majesty, impersonated King Edward, and Lady
Suffield. one of the ladies of the bedchamber,
took the part of the Queen. Even the servants
were drilled in their duties connected with the
robing arrangements, and the pages carried out
theoretically their functions of coronet carrying
and train bearing. : J - , , > „,„..«.
Although the religious and «-£-*»«
of the ceremonies were omitted this afternoon
the instructions and repetitions by those who
are not perfect in their parts caused .the re
saarasJ to occupy about the full time planneo
for Saturday's ceremonies.
The Victoria Station has been brilliantly deco
rated. It la expected that his majesty s return
to the capital will be marked by a great street
demonstration. The trip to L ° n d t °° h< .^ "
made on a royal special train, but there will
be no invalid chair or other special arrange
ment, as it is felt that his majesty is fully equal
V^orTth^a second operation for append.
citis will be performed on the King after the
coronation 1. denied here. According to all au
thoritative reports, the King is ™ ak an ex
efgfcat recovery and it Is considered unlikely
that his phys'Sins would allow him .^endure
the fatigue of the coronation ceremony if another
operation was impending.
improved service via Rutland Rsllroa*; £«£
„ tsatas daily to Vermont. Three to . j£°2* re g£ acr ,* r ?"
* the Island* of Lake Chamolaln.
pamphlet lour cents. 359 Broadway, xor*.
P. R.R. AND EIGHTUOUR LAW
AGREEMENT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE,
SAYS VICE-PRESIDENT GREEN.
COMPANY SOT MAKING PROMISES IT CAN
NOT FULFIL— DEMOLISHKS THE MOX
TAUK POINT DREAM-AMEND
MENTS TO CONTRACT.
The proposition to insert In the Pennsylvania
Railroad tunnel franchise a clause calling for
the prevailing hours and rate of wages was dis
cussed at length at the joint meeting of the
committee of the Rapid Transit Commission and
Board of Aldermen and representatives of the
railway company at the rooms of the commission
yesterday afternoon. No agreement was reached,
though President Cantor, who was the most
ardent advocate of such a provision, expressed
himself as thoroughly satisfied when a clause
was agreed to whereby the railroad company
will be obliged to apply to him for permits for
street openings. Mr. Cantor said afterward that
no permit would be granted unless the eight
hour law was made a part of it. It was said
that this did not worry the railroad people in
the least. If a permit i? denied to them after
they get their franchise they will have only to
apply to the courts for a mandamus, and Mr.
Cantor will he obliged to issue the permit. -
Deputy Controller Stevenson, acting for Con
troller Grout, submitted a suggestion that ap
pealed to most of those present and was not
objectionable to the railroad officials. Mr. Stev
enson's suggestion was as follows:
The railroad company to agree in case of a
delay in the construction of the tunnel due to a
Strlko of its employes to arbitrate the differ
ences at issue and abide by the result of this
arbitration. If the company refuses In angin
stance to carry out this agreement, the Rapid
Trans' t Commission is authorized to refuse to
granf an? extension of time in the construction
of the tunnel.
Mr Stevenson said that such a provision would
be legal, for the reason that the city was ma
totally Interested in having the tunnel con
structed as quickly a possible, because while
the tunnel is being constructed the city is de
prived of the use of the streets.
Those present at the meeting were Alexander
z Orr Woodbury Langdon and Deputy Con
troller Stevenson, representing Controller Grout.
Edward M. Shepard. counsel, and William Bar
clay Parsons, chief engineer: Borough Presi
dent Cantor. President Fornes of the Board of
Aldermen, and Aldermen Walkk-y. Sullivan and
James: John P. Green, first vice-president; Sam
uel Res fourth vice-president; George V. Mas
sev assistant general solicitor, and Joseph T.
Richards, engineer of maintenance of way of
the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Mr Green made .-in interesting statement. in
reply to a remark by Alderman Walkley that
the Pennsylvania Railroad might use the tunnel
to carry freight to Montauk Point, making this
point a great transatlantic steamship terminal.
•This looks to us like the wildest dream."
said Mr. Green. "No sane man ever thought or
dreamed of taking commerce out to Montauk
Point You could no more take commerce away
from New-York than you could take the blood
out Of your body and live. Montauk Point
never will be a terminus. It is absurd even to
discuss it. Mr. Corbin was too sound and sane
a man ever to have dreamed of It. There is no
more chance of the Pennsylvania Railroad do
ing that than there is of my flying over a house.
It has taken thirty years to build up Newport
News and make a port out of it. and it would
take three thousand years to build a terminal
at Sfontauk Point."
Mr. Green said that it was cheaper to carry
freight fmm New-Jersey to Long Island by
water than by r.iil. He said his company was
building large plena in Newark from which
freight would be lightered to Bay Ridge by an
arrangement with thn Long Island K.-iilroad.
Mr. Cantor made an argument in favor of a
labor clause. To this Mr. Green replied as fol
I understand that Mr. Cantor asks the com
pany to agree to do a thing which your courts
have decided no corporation can agree to do.
We have asked you for a franchise, in return
for which we agree to pay you a large sum of
money. It is hardly to be expected nor would
it be "proper for us to make a bargain which
we could not carry out. We have come here
with clean hands and asked for a franchise
which it will be to your advantage to grant.
We believe that in agreeing to the compensation
decided upon we have done what no other cor
poration has over done in the world before. In
London we know that the tunnel franchise was
granted for nothing, practically, because it was
believed that the prosperity of that city would
be increased by it. We propose to spend be
tween $40,000,000 and $50,000,000 and propose
to observe the law. We do not propose to do a
thing which we know would be a violation of
Our company's position on the subject of
l.i bur is known everywhere We have no oppo
sitloa from organized labor, nor have we any
from non-organized labor. We employ both
rlassep. ;iri<l n«v>r ;isk a man whether or not he
belongs to a union. We always pay him
well. We don't believe the , ity has any right to
pat in our franchise a requirement that we shall
employ a certain kind of labor, or people of a
certain religion, or people having a certain
color of eyes or h:iir. We believe that our en
trance into New-York will benefit the working
people. We will help to t.uiid ur» this city. But
the company that builds this tunnel will not do
The Day Line has spe-ial trains to and from the
Catsktlls and Saratoga alsngsfdc the boat. New
lending, West 12&th-st., ■ i ' i > a. m.— Advt.
"THE HTH CENTURY LIMITED"
15 of course, the New- York Central's 20-hour train
between New York and Chicago. It saves a day.—
NEW- YORK. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 6. 1902. -FOURTEEN PAGES- b7T^S h e Y^
THE SEMINARY CAMPUS AT EAST NORTHFIELD, MASS.
Whore the Bible Conference is held. The Connecticut River is In the foreground.
,i-., r r,,,<r ,,,< (J incs at Northfleld yMterflay spc t«nth pap**- I
it by day's work. We will advertise for con
tractors, who will have to pay good living
wages to get good men. Th- work will require
skilled mechanics, and they will get better
wages than the prevailing rate. This is a ques
tion that the Pennsylvania Railroad has nothing
to do with. We cannot pretend to do a thing
which your own courts have decided cannot be
done. Our company has a reputation for Integ
rity and unbroken promise*. You don't want
to make it necessary to begin breaking promises
If you say no, we dnn't want to come into
New-York; and if you make conditions which
make it impossible for us to come into New-
York, we will remain out, as we have done for
thirty years. We haw not approached this
proposition in a cheese-paring manner. We are
willing to pay for the privilege handsomely.
We believe Long Island has a great future be
fore it if It is connected with New-York. And
we are not going to build this tunnel unless we
can get a perpetual franchise, for the reason
that we would be unable to issue bonds and
build it. If we agreed to this labor clause we
would be disgracing ourselves in the '-ye? <>f
the world, and the Pennsylvania Railroad ho? a
good and a proud reputation.
Mr. Fornea thought it was not the policy of
the city to tell any corporation how It should
run Its business.
"The city of New-York does not pretend to
make laws to govern the entire world." he said.
"I think the city would go beyond It* powers
' • nterfered with the interior management of
After the meeting was called to order a letter
from Mayor Low was read. The communication
set forth seven objections to the franchise,
raised by the Board of Aldermen, as having
been tentatively agreed to by the railroad offi
cials at the conference at the Mayor'? office, as
follows: First, to Rive the city the use of the
tunnel for police and telegraph wires: second,
to substitute a fixe.', limit of time wiwin which
the tunnel must be completed: third, to give
jurisdiction over the tunnel to the Beard of
Health: fourth, the city authorities and the
railroad to adopt a basis of | compensation at
each period wMn terms are to be readjusted:
fifth, local traffic to bay« the appro**] of the
Rapid Transit Commission, the Hoard of Alder
men and the Mayor; sixth, the tunnel company
to remain always a corporation of the State of
New- York; seventh, the city to be held harm
less against the closing of Thirty-second-st.
All of these amendments to the franchise were
agreed to. and Mr. Shepard was authorized to
draw them up in legal form. The meeting was
adjourned until September .'5 at 1" a. m. On
the morning of September 4 the Rapid Transit
Commission will meet to pass upon the work of
the committees, and in the afternoon it will be
ratified by the Board of Aldermen. Mr. Green
expressed himself as satisfied with this agree
ment, and said that his company was anxious
to get to work as early as possible.
W. F. KING APPROVES P. R. K. TUNNEL.
William F. King, ex-president of the Merchants'
Association, haa written >:i^ approval of the reso
lutions passed on Friday by th. board of dii
favoring the construction of th< proposed P<
vanta I ram . He saya that the tunnel i
would mak- for the abolition of the present dis
astrous liffen ntial rate against the port ol iNew-
Vorfc He also believes that the tunnel would tend
vp ra.se the taxable valuation of all adjac< at prop
TWO GENERALS SHOT.
VIDAL AND LACROIX EXECUTED BY
COLOMBIAN I JOY ERNM ESNT.
Panama, Aug. s.— The revolutionary Generals
Antonio Suarez Lacroix and Juan Vidal. and
Colonel Julian Lecama, who were sentenced to
death by a court martial composed of govern
ment representatives, have been shot and killed
at Barrigona ramp, which is situated between
Honda and Ambalena, on the Magdalena River.
Other revolutionists were cundemned by the.
same court to various terms of Imprisonment,
the longest of which is for twenty-five years.
Antonio Suarez Lacroix belonged to one of
the oldest and richest families of Colombia. He
was a born fighter, and in the Cuban revolution
he fought for two years with General Maximo
Gomez. Before he was shot he said: "Four in
dividuals from Bogota are responsible for the
sacrifice of our lives, and perhaps for those of
In a letter written to the United States four
day before his death, and before he was capt
ured by government forces, General Lacroix
said he would not surrender, because of the ad
mirable position of the revolution through the
General Salaz.'ir. Governor of Panama, has re
ceiver! a telegram from the Colombian Minister
Of War, General Aristides Fernandez, saying the
recent amnesty decree Issued by the President of
the republic, under which all the constitutional
guarantees were granted to those revolutionists
who surrendered within a specified time, has re
sulted in making a few members of the Liberal
party believe in the weakness of the govern
At Palima a band of revolutionists refused to
submit to the government, and General Perdomo
with a strong force was sent against them. The
government soldiers surrounded the revolution
ists, and, after a hard resistance, the latter
men were captured.
WORK AT COLONIAL CONFERENCE.
London. Aug. The conference of the colo
nial premiers with Mr. Chamberlain to-day dis
cussed the army and navy supply contracts, the
reduction of imperial postal rates and the ex
clusion of Canadian live cattle from Great
Britain. No definite conclusion was reached on
the latter question, which it Is understood the
Canadian ministers will take up with Robert W.
Han bury, the president of the Board of Agri
THE TWENTY' HOUR SPECIAL,
via Pennsylvania Railroad to Chicago saves the
business man much valuable time. It leaves .New
York daily.— Advt.
MORE COLLIERIES OPENED.
TWO STARTED AND TWO OTHERS SHUT
OF THE OPERATORS.
'nv TEI/KGRAFB TO TTir TMlBlt!*B-l
Wlikesbarre, Perm., Aug. Two more col
lieries were started to-day in th" anthracite re
gion, two were shut down by an unexpected
strike where there has been no strike before:
one washery owner gave up the attempt to re
sume operations and several mines are being
put in shape to begin work. On every side i.
activity of the operators to get men together
at their collieries, of the strikers to .prevent
them. The latter are holding dally meetings in
th- districts in which the operators are making
the greatest efforts, and the aggressive fight of
the operators has begun, the strikers assuming
th<* defensive for the first time since the strike
This morning the Delaware and Hudson com
pany opened Its first colliery, the Diekson, near
Scranton. with a sufficient force of m"n to get
out and ship more than one hundred tons. The
breaker shut down at noon, while the men in
the mine cut coal for to-morrow's supply for
the breaker: both mine and outside workings
will be in operation to-morrow, it is expected.
Superintendent Rose is well pleased with the
situation, »nd expects to gain more men to
morrow. The Edgerton breaker of the Temple
Iron and Coal Company, to. in the Scranton
district, resumed work this morning, the co«l
prepared being from the culm banks. Men are
being collected to place in the arts* and coal will
be' cut before the end of the week. Superin
tendent Thorn* is also ma kin* preparations for
a resumption at other collieries of the company,
but cannot say when it will occur.
AU the employes at the Murray Brothers col
iiery and halt of those employed by W . B. Gun
lur& CO.; at Bernice. went on strike this morn
ing Bernice Is in this district of the United
Mine Workers, but is about thirty miles outside
the regular anthracite basin, and produces semi
bituminous coal. The Murray and Gunton men
are all union workers, but the strike leaders In
the early days of the big strike could not get
them to quit work, and they have worked stead
ily until to-day They asked for an increase in
the price paid per car. their committees telling
the operators that since the selling price of the
coal had doubled the workers were entitled to
.1 share of the increased profits. The operators
refused to advance the wages, and the strike
was called this morning. None of the non-union
men of the State Line and Sullivan Railroad
Company mines, close by. responded although
they have the same grievances- The strikers
re' now trying to get the remaining men at the
Gunton and all the non-union men to Join the
strike They are. however, afraid that men
from the main anthracite region may flock to
the collieries rsnd take the strikers' places.
Two hundred strikers gathered at the W arnke
washery at Duryea this morning, and prevented
forty-five of the fifty employes from going to
work. The owners, after having appealed in
vain during the last ten days to local authori
ties and the Sheriff, have decided to make no
further attempt to resume work, but to wait
for the ending of the strike. Efforts of the
strikers to prevent work at the Hutching mine,
which started yesterday, and the Oxford, which
has been operating for several days, failed.
Committees lined the road leading to each col
liery and talked with the men. but none Joined
them. There was no violence. At the Wood
ward of the Delaware, Lacka wanna and West
ern, where everything is in readiness to resume
work, a crowd of five hundred guarded the ap
proaches this morning, and no men reported.
The strikers say that they have gained a num
ber of the workers over to their side, and that
the company has fewer men now than it had
last week. The company officials, however, de
clare that they have men enough to work, but
that they do not want to clash with the strikers,
and will wait until the local authorities prevent
the crowds from gathering and interfering with
Preparations are under way at other col
lieries for the resumption of work, but which
they are the operators will not say. fearing that
the strikers will congregate and cause trouble.
TROUBLE BREWING AT SHENANDOAH.
STRIKERS GROWING MORE TURBULENT—
FIRM POLICY OK THE MILITARY C'OM
MANDERS-A WATCHMAN SHOT
Try TBUftSKAFH t > t'ik TRini NP.I
Shenandoah. Perm., Aug. .".—Serious outbreaks
during the night and this morning indicate that
there is great danger of a conflict between the
soldiers and the reckless foreign element among
the strikers, which may end in much bloodshed.
The spirit of resistance to the troops is rising
rapidly, the men are bolder in their contact with
them, and there have been unprovoked attacks.
So serious is the condition that to-day the Bur
gess, Town Councllmen and the Chief of Police
threw up their hands, admitted they could not
cope with the situation, and asked General fio
bln to place the troops in charge of the town.
This was equivalent to an invitation to declare
martial law. but General Gohin. not desiring to
do this, and still hopeful of the restlessness mod
erating, promised to have soldiers within call
and to see that any violence was quickly sup
In compliance with his instructions, the sol
diers are doinp all they can to avoid a clash
< on tin iie<l < )n v nl pntte.
THE CONNECTING LINE
between the Kast and West is the New York C«n
tial with its eisnt trains a day to < nieago, five to
St. Louis and Cincinnati, fourteen to Buffalo and
Niagara Falls, nine to Toronto.— Advt.
K«ep it always in the house— the Oold cure—
DROWNED IN A BUGGY,
TFIK HORSE RACKS OFF A BRIDGE
WHERE THERE ARE NO
Hackensack, K. J-. Aug. 5 i Special).— An un
usual drowning fatality occurred on the tem
porary bridge over the Hackensack River at
Little Ferry about •"< o'clock this afternoon,
when Francis Kr.app. proprietor of th» Cot
tage Hot»l. of Hackensack. and his four-year
old son were backed off the bridge in their
buggy and drowned.
The Kergen Turnpike Traction Company has
for months been busy at this point building a
Wg girder drawbridge over the river. The com
pany is about to run a trolley line over the turn
pike, and a new bridge was deemed necessary.
The American Bridge Company has . harge of
the iron work, and Sandford & Harris, con
tractors, of Jersey <'iry. have had charge of
the temporary structure. The temporary dra^
Es «>iily wide enough to permit one wagon to
cross al ;i time, hut the approach is just about
wide enough to allow wagons to pass. There
were no guards on either side of the bridge to
day, and when Knripp's hocse backed up. after
becoming rt-st'.^ss at the wait for a brick waeon
to cross th- draw, there was nothing to hinder
it from going off the b-ldge.
Wallace Thompson, on- of the watchmen on
the bridge, was a witness of the accident, and
h« dived into the xvater. hoping to be able to
rescue the hotel proprietor or his child, but
neither reappeared at the purface, and Thomp
son rave un his task. It is believed that the
horse crushed the occupants a-s they sank to
the bottom and rendered them unconscious.
Tho father's body was recovered at 8:30 p. m.
There was 'ntense feeling: among the hun
dreda of people who assembled on the bridge
to w.-itih the work of dragging for the bodies,
and the contractors were condemned In very
language. Coroner Carry looked over tne
ground himself, and observed that there was no
rion on either side of the bridge, despite
the fact that there is twenty-five feet of water
where Knipp and his son were drowned. An
Inquest ■• - : i' - held on Thursday night.
Francis Kr.app w-as about forty-five years old
and waa well known here Hi- wife died sud
denly about two months ago. living but a few
a.fter beinfr i tricke^ with smallpox. A
dauK'.ter, fourteen years old. is the only sur
vivor of the family.
AMBASSADOR WHITE RESIGNS.
WISHES TO RETIRE FROM OFFICE ON
Berlin. Aug. 5. — Ambassador White mailed his
resignation to the United States several days
ago, and it may now be in the hands of Presi
dent Roosevelt. The date set by the Ambassa
dor for his resignation to go into effect was
November 7. his seventieth birthday. He is now
at Homburg. where he is taking the waters,
and where he probably will remain till the end
of the month.
There is much gossip here concerning Mr.
White's probable successor, and one circum-
stantia! story is that the President intends to
transfer Ambassador Tower from St. Peters
burg ti. Berlin, Minister Storer from Spain to
be Ambassador to Russia, and to appoint Henry
White. Secretary of Embassy at London, Min
ister to Spain. Mr. Tower is said to be dis
satisfied with St. Petersburg and to have ex
pressed, months ago, a wish to be transferred
tn some other equally desirable post, prefer
TALK OF MR. WHITER SUCCESSOR.
DR. DAVID J. HILL AND BELLAMY STORER
MENTIONED IN WASHINGTON.
Washington, Aug. s.— No information has
been received at the State Department indicat
ing that Ambassador White has resigned, but
the announcement was not unexpected, as re
ports have been current for some time that
he would retire from public life on reaching
Ms seventieth birthday. Several men in the
diplomatic service have been mentioned in con
nection with the Berlin Embassy should Am
bassador White retire, the most prominent be
ing Dr. David Jaync Hill. Assistant Secretary
of State, and Bellamy Storer. Minister to Spain.
Mr. White was appointed Ambassador to Gar
many on April 1. 18W.
MR. WHITES FUTURE PLANS.
INTENDS TO DEVOTE HM TIMK TO LITER
Ithaca. N. V.. Aug. 3. - The resignation of Ambas
sador Andrew D. White '.is been expected by his
friends in this city for many months, particularly
Since the death of his SOB. Frederick D. White, of
Syracuse, in July. 1901.
Dr White will be seventy years old in November,
and the reason which is assigned for his withdraw
al from the honorable post which he occupies at
Berlin. Is that he is ready now to take a respite
from active pursuits and devote himself to writing.
He has completed a work on his experiences an.l
reminiscences as a diplomat at Berlin and St.
Petersburg and Is constantly engaged in literary
work? He has maintained Ms home on the campus
since he left Cornell University and it In consid
ered probable that he will return hereto^i™£^
nr whito'u rJaiiirhter Mrs. Clara dewberry
st^ W fo?*New^S* nighKwh^-e she w !"
mil for Germany. Dr. Unite will rm-et her in
NEW YORK TO COLORADO.
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BRITISH AXD CANADIAN IN
TERESTS TO COMBINE.
COMPANIES IN CAPE BRETON AND NOVA,
SCOTIA TO JOIN FORCES WITH
BRITISH FIRMS. , -
fBT TELEGRAPH TO TBS TIMPT 1
Montreal. Aug. 3.— Following closely upon fhl
announcement that Canada is likely to have a
fast transatlantic steamship servite to compete
with the Morgan combination comes the news,
rumored in London and verified here, of the for
mation of a gigantic British-Canadian steel
combination, to enter the Industrial world th
competition with the United States Steel Cor
poration. Not only will the new combination,
strive vigorously for the control of the steel
market of the world, but for the production of
manufactured steel products cheaper than ever
The Dominion Steel Company and the Nova
Scotia Steel Company are the Canadian factors
in the new steel trust, but the most Important
factor is a well known English steel and Iron
corporation which has extensive works estab
lished in all the principal English mining areas
—in the Midlands, in Lancashire and In South
HOW THE SCHEME WAS PLANNED.
Six weeks agr> Senator 6. A. Cox. president
of the Dominion Steel and Coal Company, went
to London. He returned to Montreal a few
days ago. It now develops that Mr. Cox's mis
sion to England was to confer with the princi
pals of this immense undertaking, and it is fur
ther learned that the negotiations have so fax
proceeded as to render the powerful combina
tion almost a certainty within a reasonably
Senator Cox and the managing director, Mr.
Ross, who returned t » Montreal from Cape
Breton last night, had a. long conference to-day.
This evening these two men. accompanied by
Mr. Forget, vice-president of the Dominion Steel
Company, and R. B. Angus, director, left here for
Sydney on Mr. Ross's yacht Gundreda. In Cape
Breton they will meet and confer with other
directors of the two Canadian iron and steel
INSPECTING CANADIAN* MIXES.
In the last two months representatives of ths>
English steel concern, whose name Is withheld
fr^m publication for the present for technical
reasons, have visited Cape Breton and closely
inspected the works and mines of both com
While Mr. P.n-s and his associates decline to
discuss the projected combination. it may be
stated with authority that the greatest diffi
culty which at the moment stands in the ■way
of a speedy settlement of the terms of amalga
mation is the valuation of the respective con
cerns whose properties would form the trust.
The value placed upon the English steel com
pany's holdings is considerably higher than
that of the two Canadian undertakings put to
THE CAUSE OF THE COMBINATION.
The incentive which prompts the English cor
poration to combine with Canada Is the belief,
which amounts practically to a certainty, that
steel in the comparatively undeveloped state
required for treatment by their own machinery
can be imported more cheaply from Canada
than it can be obtained either in Staffordshire.
Lancashire or Glamorganshire- It can be ob
tained, moreover, in a form that is peculiarly
well adapted to the special industrial opera
tions they carry on in the manufacture of. ma
chinery used in other Industries.
For some time it has been felt that some
such far re- .-hint? combination as this would be
the most effective way of re-establishing the
industrial equilibrium which has been consider
ably disturbed by th? formation of the Ameri
can Steel Corporation, which, it may be re
membered, at one time threatened to absorb
the Canadian steel industry. With the dis
placement of President "Whitney, of Boston,
however, that danger was averted.
803 OF ITALY'S EX PREMIER ILL*
MARQUIS DI RUDINI TAKEN TttOM STEAMER
TO DR. BILLS HOSPITAL. SUFFERING
Marquis di Rudini. snn si the ex-Premier of
Italy, arrived here yesterday on the steamer
Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, suffering from
appendicitis. By frood fortune. Dr. Willkun T.
Bull and Dr. Roswell Park, one of the physicians
who attended President McKinley. were among
the passengers. Dr. Bull took charge of the
case after the steamer had been out three days,
and the marquis was removed to Dr. Ball's
private hospital. No. 33 East Thirty-third-st.
in an ambulance a? soon as the steamer reached
her pier. Dr. Bull said that he did not think an
operation would be necessary. His patient, he
said, was not dangerously ill.
The Marquis di Rudini. win is about thirty
eipht years old. bepan to feel ill on the second
day out. He complained of pains In the ab
domen. Dr. G. Wittisschlager, the ship's doc
tor, attended him the first day. He grew
worse, and Ofl the third .lay Dr. Bull was in
vited to take eaarsje of the sick man. By wire
less telegraphy Dr. Bull ordered an ambulance
to be in waiting at the pier to take off the
Italian nobleman. It was at the pier when the
vessel reached it.
The Marquis di Rudini expects to represent
Italy as the commissioner of that country at
the St. Louis Exposition. One of his objects in
coming to this country is to visit the exposition
grounds. Business or" a private character con
nected with the United States Steel Corpora
tion, in which he is Interested, is another of tr-r
objects of his visit.
1 REBELLION IX 81 I If.
TROOPS SENT FROM BANGKOK TO DRIVS
INSURGENTS FROM TOWN.
Bangkok. Stem Aug. •">.— A body of troops,
numbering two thousand men. has been sent
north to punish the Shans. who recently at- .
tacked and seized the town of *>hrae. The town
is now in possession of six hundred Shans. who
are preparing to resist the troops sent against
them. The Shans have killed twenty-five Siam
ese officials, but have not molested any of the
other inhabitants of the town.
RUMOR OF DEATH OF SIAMS KING.
LEGATION AT LONDON* DISCREDITS REPORT OF
London. Aug. .'.— When asked to-day regarding
the reported assassination of the King of Siam.
the Siamese Legation said it had heard nothing
of the matter, and declared it did not believe
it to be true.
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