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WORLD AFFAIRS VII- WE I) BY OBSERVERS ABROAD
HOW PREMIER CLEMEN
CEAU TURNED TABLES.
[Special by French Cable to The Tribune.]
[Copyright. 1907; by The Tribune Association.]
Paris, June 119. Premier Clemenceau's victory
after the ten hours' hard fought parliamentary
battle in the Chamber of Deputies proves that
the former demolisher of ministries is as skilful
In defending a Cabinet as In overturning on?.
Yesterday morning the position of the govern
ment was popularly supposed to be so critical
that the comic papers published caricatures
drawn by Abel Faivre representing M. Clemen
ceau mournfully soliloquizing and uttering tho
words "Ah. If I were only in the opposition
•what a glorious opportunity I would have for
knocking a Cabinet into a cocked hat." Tho
result of the debate, however, which lasted until
after midnleht, showed that M. Clemenceau
knocked the opposition into a cocked hat. The
next peril the Cabinet has to encounter is the
Income tax bill, which is distinctly unpopular,
and upon which the parliamentary opposition
confidently predict that they will be able on
Monday to overturn the Ministry. The Premier,
however, has a numltor of parliamentary trump
cards up his sleeve, but how he will piny them
remains to be seen.
sever CM CUT xatpixq.
The truth of the whole matter Is that Premier
Clemenceau is never caught napping and he
always has his linger on the public pulse, lie
knows exactly what the country wants and has
the secret of being able to anticipate its wishes.
The popular mood Just now demands the strong
hand of authority and energy; above all. the
maintenance of the dlsdollne and the prestige
of the French army. M. Clemenceau adroitly
seised the moment when his opponent, M. Aldy,
attacked the Cabinet and tbe army for the
drastic repression of the revolt in the Midi by
pronouncing a stirring and eloquent defence cf
the officers and soldiers that elicited tremen
dous applause from the Chamber, with the soli
tary exception of the small group of Socialists.
As M. Clemenceau continued his magnificent
eulogy of the French army he was interrupted by
an exclamation from the Bonapartist Deputy,
M. Lasies. who shouted, "You did not talk
that way during the Commune, when Generals
Lecomte and Clement Thomas were shot at
Montmartre." M. Clemenceau turned toward
his opponent and said, with a dignity and a
solemnity that caused a deep impression in the
House. "On that day I arrived live minutes too
late. Had I been there I swear to you on my
honor that the crime committed by the execu
tion of those two generals would never have
CIIAUPIOX OF LJ.W AXD ORDER.
Premier Clemenceeu came out flatfooted and
assumed tbe> position of a champion of law and
order, and the strident squeals and whistles of
disapprobation that issued from the Jaures
group of anti-military Socialist? were forthwith
drowned by frantic shouts of applause from all
other parts of th* Chamber.
If. Clenienceau did m-t hesitate to use bis
paternal authority to spank his Socialistic
children with a violence that would not have
been tolerated had It come from .i conservative
le.-,der. H< carried nil serious opposition before
him. It was, indeed, a grand day. for < Ilemenceau.
The Cabinet is further strengthened throughout
the country by the energetic manner In which
the measures have tx-en enforced by the joint
efforts of Genera] Picquart, Minister of War, and
by ArtstMs Brland, Minister of Public Educa
tion, which make military Instruction and espe
cially target shooting with army rifles and
marching long distances obligatory fur .til
French youths between the ages of seventeen
and twenty in the public schools and lycees.
•. Plcquari declared this the best possible
preparatory training for military service, which
'= now reduced to two ir,.st«ad of three years.
The lesson of tbe debate In the Chamber Is
That those who expected to find in Premier
demenoeafj a demagogue willing to lead his
country to anarchy an- bitterly disapp ilnt« il •
MILITARY SPIRIT OF Till: COUNTRY.
Th<" military spirit of the country is further
shown by the enthusiasm In which the l«»7th
sjinlveraary of Latour d'Auvergne, premier
grenadier de la Prance, ivus celebrated at <"r>.r
l.fiix In the presence uf over twelve thousand
persons. A corporal ijlac-i a wreath on th<
tomb of Latour d'Auvergne, and the corporal.
as if calling tbe roll, exclaimed: "I^atour
d'Auverpne?' "Dead on the Seld of honor," \v;u
the reply thundered forth In chorus by the
•ireat preparations are being jiiad.- for tbe
celebration of the Fourth of July in P.iris. ami
the banquet organize.] by the American Cham
ber of Commerce at tbe Palais d'Orsay Hotel
promises to bo the 1,-irge.st and most thoroughly
representative celebration of that institution.
Among the Americans ln Paris are Mr. and Mrs.
T. A. Haverr.ever, Miss Bend, Miss Whit:., y,
Mrs. James A. Burden, Mrs. Griswold ( Iray,
Mr. and Mrs. Georp.- Qould, Mrs Walter Klngs
land. Henry Adams. Joseph Mlnot. Mrs W. 11.
Payne. Miss Lawrence, Mre. Kills Hoffman and
Mr. and Mrs. Jcbn B. Robinson. Senator
Heverldge. of Indiana, and Augustus Eddy are
about to leave on an automobile trip to Switzer
land. John F. Carroll started to-day in an auto
mobile car for Carlsbad. Mlas Helen Gould
ptarte-1 to-day for England, as also did Mr. and
>drs. Morton Plant and Cortlandt Field Bishop.
MIIE. VOBDICA'B RBCEPTIOV
Mme. Nordlca pave a musical reception on
Friday. Among thus*? present were Mine. Jean
•1c Keazke. Comtessc- de Coetlogan, formerly
Miss Blake, of Boston; Miss Stanley, Sebastian
B. Krhlesirigf-r. who«e composition "Au Jardln
Fleurlt la Row." was sung admirably by the
hostess; Mlp» Fanny lieid, Mrs. Andre, the com
poser 6alr:t-Sa6ns, Mrs. Carroll and many
James Gordon Bennett, now fully recovered
from a siijrht attack of sciatica, has taken a
new house In the Avenue de lena.
Eugene Higglns has ordered a new yacht of
2,500 tons, with a turbine motor, to be built on
BOOKS OF THE WEEK.
Plammaiion publishes "Memolres. 1810-1907."
by Cherles Rocher, Lo Doyen dea AbonnAs de
I'Opera. whose impressions of all that took
place of Interest at the Opera are nar
rated In a light, conventional manner. Dela
grave issues "Seditions MiMtalres," by Gen
eral de NeiTrlr, which Is timely ln connection
with the occurrences ln the wine growers" revolt
in the South. From Vanler comes "Voyages en
France, par un Francals," by Paul Verlalne,
being the poet's posthumous book. Pierre
Leffltte brings out "Arß*ne Lupin. Gentleman
Cambrioleur," somewhat after the type of
"Raffles," a novel making good light Bummer
resort reading, by Maurice Loblanc. Juven ls
sues "La Police de Parts." containing useful
practical hints concerning the police manage
ment of large dUes. by Pierre Morel, Alderman
of the city of Paris. Mertcant publishes "Lea
Pretresnes do Mylltta," a Babylonian novel, a
daring attempt to reconstruct the antique civili
zation of the Assyrian capital. C. I B
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[Special by French Cable to The Tribune.]
[Copyright, 1907; by Th© Tribune Asiociatlon.]
London, June — The trend of the Hague
congress is In the direction of the regulation
rather than tho prevention of war. The mili
tary and naval experts dealing with mines and
belligerent operations at sea are more conspicu
ous than the advocates of arbitration and neu
tral rights. The commissions have barely begun
their work, and forecasts of the results are
premature. The small powers have not yet
made their Influence felt, since the management
of the conference is controlled by the great
states. Tho American delegation has remained
in the background, watching the proceedings,
and not exercising the functions of decisive
leadership. The German and French delegates
seem to have common aims, and the British del
egates are content to follow their leading. The
delegates are hampered by official instructions,
and are marking time without making progress.
The results will come when they are empowered
to exercise their own discretion after repeated
conferences among themselves. Outsiders wfith
dreamy projects will have little Influence in
shaping the results.
LIBERALS WELL PLEASED.
Tht^ liberals profess to bo well pleased with
the tactics of the government In deferring
measures against .the House of Lords at least
two years and in regaining Nationalist sup
port by Introducing the evicted tenants bill.
The ministers intend to remain In office as long
as possible, and this suits the convenience of
the majority of their following, although the
members in opposition are exasperated and con
temptuous. The Prime Minister, having nailed
up tho resolution against the House of Lords
as a signboard pointing far afield to a general
• lection, settles down to a steady jog trot lor
the remainder of the session. The Lords are
expected to keep their hands off the land and
evicted tenants bills. No deadlock is looked
for between the bouses before grouse time.
Lord L>ansdowne has made a dignified defence
to the motions and policies in the upper house
without sounding a defiant note of resistance to
THE KEW STEEL COMBINATION.
The- evidence that the leading steel combina
tion? of the world have entered Into an agree
ment for the regulation of prices and a division
of territory is greeted with the oldtime cuckoo
song that there is nothing like a *t.-.>l trust in
the United Kingdom. There is a combination
suinVienily powerful to set the minimum prices
for rails in the United Kingdom, the British pos
sesskms and South America and leave the
American trust In undisputed possession of the
h iraa market ami <;ori!if»n, Belgian and French
steelmakers without effective competition on
the Continent. The negotiations among the
rival producing Interests have been In programs
fur a lonjf time, and the rise In prices o f raw
material has helped to bring about a temporary
> ondltion, with definite proposals for the 11ml
latlon of spheres of influence. Th»- leading pro
ducers are either reticent or affect to minimise
the Importance of these International agree
ments for th<' regulation of prices nnd the dis
tribution of rail-. Even if the reports of the
success ->f the negotiations are not premature.
as has often happened before, there will \u> a
number of competitors outside of the Hni
ish combination. The iron and steel trades will
not be demoralized, even if the Hrlti«h trust
has a Riip upon them, and at the worst :ho
Free Traders are consoled by Lloyd -George's
■ tion that the United Kingdom if profit
ing heavily in increased business from the pros
perity In trust-ridden protection countries like
«; rmany and America.
Now, will speculation be .suspended nnd
brokers retire from business because "The Lan
cet" has condemned the sanitation of the I/m
d..n Ftock Exchange and explained that every
body connected with it sniffers from bad a!r.
headache and mental depression?
THE KIXQ AT KUVBHAM.
The Kin*, aft*-r reviewing the 7eoman of the
Guard on the palace grounds, In the stately old
World spectacle, has started f->r a week-end visit
at Nuneham, where K!:.k George 111 and Queen
Victoria were guests before him at th>* quaint
Lewis Hareourt Is tho llrst Liberal min
ister to entertain the Kli.(.' at bis country house,
and be has effective assistance from h\n charm
ing American wife, The King's health is excel
lent, notwithstanding the c.f.r.stant strain of pub
lic and private engagement a Boctal gayety has
been uninterrupted during tho week, with balls
at the ItUfSlan Embassy and the Duchess of
Norfolk's, a series of partit-H for the King's
birthday. Lord Londesborough's dinner for the
Kins 1 and Lady Londonderry's and Lady Kid
ley's i-nrties as the leudlni? affairs, und thero Is
a f-'»7-(J.-n party .'it Lady Jersey's to-day. "The
Court Circular," which supplies the choicest
reading for the smart sat, will be converted Into
an annual and H..ld as a bulky volume, with a
complete list of presentations and numerous
KiPTii- d portraits. Tho American Ambassador in
entertaining a small party at Wrest i'aik over
Sunday, after a busy week of social functions
and academic honors. Mrs. Reid's reception on
Thursday promises to be the largest yet held at
Dorchester House, owing to tho Immense number
of Americans now in London. J. Plerpont Mor
gan and Mrs. Hums will be among the guests
iit Nuneham during the King's visit, und tho
Prime Minister also will be there.
Mark Twain has been collecting material for
numerous chapters of his autobiography In so
cial adventures in London and academic recrea
tions at Oxford. Compliments are showered
upon him wherevvr he goes, and tha only unkind
critical comment In print has been th« remrtrk
that General Booth can dictate to a stenographer
copy for the printer mora rapidly than he can.
l)r. Nicholas Murray Butler Is among the
latest arrivals from America.
Two of Rosfiettl's pictures, "Veronica Veron
ese" and. "Dante at the Tomb of Beatrice," have
brought 1,650 guineas less at Christie's than the
auction prices four years ago. The values of
Burne-Jones's work are maintained, but there is
a general slump in tho prices of Academicians
of recent date.
The Oxford pajpeant has produced better music
than drama or flterature. It lackfi unity of de-
Blgn, and the episodes are less interesting than
the stape management by which the crowds are
effectively handled. The best passages are tho
maeque of mediaeval learning and the royal
groups, of which Elizabeth and Charles I are
the central figures. Tho danoeu are charming,
especially tho graceful court pavane and ta«
movement over the bridge led by Pleasure and
Folly. The effect of Its distant processions, with
sparkling glints of color seen among the trees,
la most beautiful.
The Romsey pageant, illustrating the circuit
of a thousand years, with the Grey Abbey as
the centre, la distinctly superior in unity of
dfsiKn, and with F. R. Benson an master and a
lovely woodland glade on the banks of tho Test
as the open air theatre. It is a dramatic and
picturoeque spectacle which has attracted thou
sands of vibltors to the ancient Hampshire town.
Seven of the eleven epinodes reproduce the tra
ditions of tho abbey itself, and the others re
hearse scenes of the civil war. The two battles
aro most effective in realism. Swarms of Amer
ican tourists have been drawn by these pag
AT THE PLAYHOUSES.
Tho London theatres continue to experiment
In exploiting American plays. Cyril Maude is
so labored in mannerisms as Dundreary in "The
Earl of Pawtucket" that even hl6 warmest ad
mirers concede that Charles Hawtrey's easy
going naturalism is a better comic style. The
critics complain of intricacies of the plot as In
compatible with farcical comedy. Another
American piece, "In the Bishop's Carriage," Is
well enacted at tho Waldorf, but is considered
by the critics Inferior to either "Raffles" or "Leah
Kleschna." Laurence Irving has written a cap
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 1907.
ital curtain raiser, "The Phoenix." In which he
and Winifred Emery are appearing at the Coro
W. S. Gilbert's knighthood is a consolation
prize for the ban put upon "The Mikado."
8. F. Edge's attempt to outclass the American
record of Merz and Clemens in covering 1,096
miles by motor in twenty-four hours has ex
cited languid interest, although he has been
travelling at the rate of sixty or seventy miles
an hour, and beating the fastest express trains.
I. N. F.
FEW FRENCH REFORMS.
Premier Hastening Adjournment —
Terms of Wine Bill
Paris. Juno 29— With the prestige of last
night's victory in the Chamber of Deputies.
Premier Clemenceau la preparing to hasten the
adjournment of parliament, which is now fixed
for July 7. This means shelving till next session
the income tax bill, the debate on which will
open Monday, and other measures, like the
workmen's pension bill and the purchase of the
Western Railroad; inscribed on the Cabinet's
programme when it assumed power.
The session has practically boi-n barren of re
sults. Not one of the great reforms heralded
when the Ministers entered office has been real
ized, while some, like the abolition of the death
penalty and the abolition of trials by courts
martial In time of peace, have openly been
The "Gil Bias" to-day says the Duke of Or
leans, the Royalist leader, has severely censured
his partisans f"r their ;ittitu<le regarding the
troubles in the South of Prance, especially their
encouragement of the soldiers to mutiny. The
duke says that in such a crisis tho country
should be placed above the party.
The government to-day promulgated the wine
bill, which was passed t>y the senate yesterday
evening. It is designed to correct a number of
the abuses complained of by Uw discontented
wine growers of !ho South of France. The bill,
It is hoped, will go a long way toward remov
ing the feeling of discontent In the recently dis
The measure which has Just become law re
quires, umong other things, that all grower..
make an annual declaration at the mayoralty
of their commune of the acreage, cultivation
and total Quantity of wine produce, l and In
stock, and whether it is intended for Falo or
otherwise. The government believes that when
in possession of this Information it will be in v.
position to keep track of the wine from the
grower to the deult.-r, and thus prevent watering
Another clause of the Mil at lirst insisted on
a supplementary tax of OT> francs (sKs> a hun
dred kilos on suKar used in tho manufacture of
certain wines, but the Chamber of Deputies re
jected the -.iroposal, and tho Finance Minister,
M. CalUaux. announced tTiat the government
had decided to reduce the supplementary tax
to 40 francs ($8) a hundred kl'.os. which was
The njfHsure also greatly restricts the market
for alcohol produced from grapes an<l beets.
Which, resulted in the Introduction of a bill pro
viding tor an Increase In the duties on petro
leum, with the object of stimulating th< use of
alcohol for Illuminating purposes.
The Finance Minister is also prepare >1. as an
inda< etnent for the winegrowers to abandon
grape growing l;i favor of other crops, to remit
th« land tiX'-s ii such cases r>r Jive y»-ars.
The government advises the organization of
winegrowers to regulate the output and discon
tinue Uje manufacture of poor wine, and urges
the growers to assist the government to sup
press outside frauds by themselves exposing
wholesale buyers who refuse to purchase their
products unless adulterated to suit their market.
bad or r look for nor M.t.
Parties Controlling Next Elections
Show Reactionary Tendencies.
St. Petersburg, Ju:;«> 20. The most unfavor
able auguries for the working power of the
third Louma may bo drawn from toe Zemstvo
congress, which has been in session this week
at Moscow. Membership In this body [a gov
erned by the classes which will control th>- elei -
tions in most of the provinces of itussia, and It
•a an thought that the work accomplished at this
• onff-renco might foreshadow the composition or
the next parliament.
The so-called "black nobility," or "reaction
ary gentry." wer.« In ft large majority, i :
deliberations of the cujiKit :-* were charai terlsed
by a display of utter unfamlltarity with parii.i
mentary procedure and hostility to the liberal
programme, whl< h the congress hud bi<n railed
specially to consider und reform.
The delegates recommended som« extension of
franchise In relation to local self-government,
but left ail the practical details to be worked
cnit by lndivliluaJs or the ministry. Nothing
»!s<- was accomplished during the entire week,
The Octobrlsts, who expected to form the
r< litre in the new Douma, made a disappointing
showing. M!<hael Htakovltch, a former mem
ber of tho Douma. and a ttw others displayed
some initiative. ,but tho majority of tho mem
bers seemed without plans or definite ideas.
RUSSIA WATCHING BIT IAS.
Preparing f o 'Take Action to Prevent
St. Petersburg, June lit —Tho situation at Hit
lis, Asiatic Turkey, is eugaglng the particular
attention of the Foreign office, which is prepar
ing to increase its representations at ConHtumi
nople through Ambassador Zlnovleff. If they aro
Ineffective Russia will adopt further measures to
enforce a restoration of order und tho preven
tion of Armonian massacres. The diplomats
h.ro are talking of tho possibility of interna
tional action. An Inspired article in tho "Roasia"
"The Armenian provinces of Asia Minor seem
to be Ir. tho same critical situation ns ten years
ugu. Tho recent events in the vilayet of Bltlls
evidently are connected %\vith the Mahometan
revolutionary movement in the vilayet of
Erzeroum, as manifested in the disorders of Oc
tober, 11)00. which, though partly antl-dynastl
cal, were directed chiefly against the Armeni
The situation of the Armenians, which tho
"Russia" describes as "unbearable," Is paid to
be steadily growing tvorse. All the Armenian
vilayets are alleged to have reached a point
where they mußt attract general attention.
In conclusion tho "RossJa" Bays that the recall
of Ferld Bey, the Governor of Hit Hk. "whose
rule 'wherever he has been stationed has been
synonymous with oppression and bloodshed," 1h
FISHERIES PACT NEGOTIATIONS.
Great Britain Wishes a Modification of Last
London, Juno 29. — Negotiations are proceeding
slowly for a renewal of tho Newfoundland ilsh
trles modus vlvendl. Under the promptings of
Premier Bond of Newfoundland, Gre%t Britain
Is endeavoring to obtain a modification of last
season's arrangement and aIBO less drastic
means of overriding the bait act thai^#?bo pro
posed provision that no process shall be served
on Newfoundlanders while they are Berving on
IMMIGRATION COMMISSION PLANS.
Vienna, June 29.— Senator Dllliiitfham, of Vermont,
chairman of the United Statea Immigration Com
mission, now visiting Europe, arrived here to-day.
William R. Wheeler, of the commission. Is expected
to reuch Vienna on Monday from Trieste.
In order to facilitate the work of the American
commission It has been decided to assign separate
territories to the members. Accordingly, Coiifrrees
man Bennet, of New York, will cover Greece and
Asia Minor; Senator Latlmsr, of South Carolina,
and Congressman Buraette. of Alabama, will go to
Germany, and Congressman Howell, of New Jersey,
will visit the Scandinavian countries, while Senator
DUUngham and Mr. Wheeler will study the ami
"■> -ti<..n methods of Austriu-Hunfaxy ;•.:. i Basjsai
CUBA^f LAXD ACQUIRED.
TAFT GIVES INSTRn TIONS
Church Property in Havana nioccse
Taken— Price, $1,388,640.
Washington, June 29. — In accordance with di
rections from President Roosevelt, Secretary
Taft to-day instructed Governor Magoon to pur
chase all the Church property in Cuba, in the
diocese of Havana, according to the original
As to the Church property In the dlacsoo of
Santiago, for which an option contemplated the
payment of about $600,000, the Secretary says
he has not been able thus far to secure informa
tion concerning its value. He is not in a posi
tion, therefore, he says, to recommend that the
option be exercised. The Secretary says that
the property is not of such a crisa'acter as that
the yielding possession of It to the Church will
cause any great public Inconvenience.
The stipulated value of the property in the
Havana diocese Is $1,499, ."C0. Under the t'-rms
of the contract entered Into between the mili
tary government and the Church authorities,
the United States received the option to buy this
property at that price, less 25 per cent of the
rent paid to June 1, 1907, which, being $110.9"4,
leaves a balance of $1,388,646 which it Is pro
posed to pay.
Before acting. Secretary Taft submitted a
loiik memorandum to President Roosevelt, which
gave in detail the history of the entire matter.
in this the Secretary speaks of an offer of Sir
William Redding to purchase the property in
the Havana diocese at the full price of $1.4W>.
.Vio, and says Governor Magoon cabled him that
he had good reason to believe the offer was
made In the Interests not only of a fruit com
many, but also in the interest of a line cf
Steamships. This amount is over $11O,O<X> more
than the government will have to pay.
The Secretary .says it Is tru.- that the grent
bone of contention Is whether the Custom House
property, whose great vnlue Is its proximity to
the wharf, is worth $1,060,000 alone, but that
when it is considered from the point of view
of a government that must have the property,
which must obtain it by expropriation, if it do s
not get It by contract, there is not the slightest
doubt In his mind Of the wisdom of exercising
the option to liurchnsw it. Th>> proposition to
continue the leasehold arrangement In order
that the republic, when restored to control, may
determine for itself whether this option shall
be exercised. la not tenable for the reason that
the church authorities with an offer for pur
»luis* in their hands at a greater price than that
which thin government will have to pny declare
that they will close at once with that offer
Should the United States ullow the option to
lapse, There are two dioceses In Cuba, that of
Havana and that of Pantlago,
SIX INJURED IN WRECK.
Bar Harbor Express Leaves Rails
at WaterviUe, Me.
Waterville, Me.. Jur.n 29l Five train hands
and one passenger were Injured this afternoon,
but no one was killed, in tho wreck of train So.
29, known as the eastbound Bar Harbor ex
press, on the Maine Central Railroad, which
passed Waterville. at L3O o'clock. The wreck
occurred about hair way between thiß city and
Oakland. The mall and baggage cars, twoPull
a dining car and four day coaches were
damaged. H. Oodey, of Philadelphia, was the
Injured passenger, if.- received a slight scalp
The train was about ten or fifteen minutes
'.it.-, and was running at a hiph rate of speed
when the tender suddenly Jumped the track, the
can following. The train was pn««ing through
»i deep ("it at the tim<\ nnd the grassy bank
saved the can from being smashed to pieces.
They st >pped within one trnln '.onKth. The mall
t;u- was turned bottom up, but the others ro
matn« d upright.
FIRE IX ARIZONA CITY.
Area of Ten Acres and Two Hun
dred Houses Burned in Bishee.
Bisbee, Ariz. June 29.— Fire that broke out
here early to-day threatened to destroy Bisbee,
which has nbout twenty thousand inhabitants
and is headquarters of th»- Phelps-Dodgc ;md
other lurgo mining companies.
The tire was brought under control finally
about ri'">n by blowing up some buildings with
dynamite. An area of ten acres was burned
over. Over two hundred houses in the section
known h* Chihuahua Hill were burned. Part
of the business portion also whs destroyed
The hrt» started from a gasolene explosion in
the Colorado Hotel. There was a hit;h wind and
a scan Ity of wuter.
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYE ARRESTED.
Head Clerk in Hartford Printery Charged
with Taking Stamped Envelopes.
( Ily Telorraph to The Tribune. )
Hartford, Conn.. June 29. — Arthur Hlracb, one
of the head clerks In the government .stamped
envelope factory in this city, and a prominent
member of numerous societies In this city, is
under arrest to-nijjht on the charge of erabes
zllng ptznmped stationery. He has admitted that
his peculations extended over a long peri.nl of
years, und some uf the purchasers of the stolen
envelopes will be prosecuted. Tho arrest was
made by Deputy United States Marshal < ;.
Brainard Smith, following Investigation by in
spectors Hlnroan, of Springfield, nnd Birdseye,
PASTOR'S CHILD ACCUSED OF THEFT.
Girl Arrested with Freeport Gang Confesses
to Her Identity.
Mineola, Long Island. June The young wo
man arrested In Brooklyn on suspicion of being
connected with the Freeport burglars confessed
to-day that her real name whs Igna Wilenius, and
that she was the daughter of the Rev. K. G.
Wilenius, of Finland. When arrested she gave the
name of Igna Wllhelm. Detectives say she lias
been known under various other names.
August yon Fabric the Fr.«<|>ort hotel keeper
suspected of being leader of the gang-, was ar
rulKiied to-day and accused of burglary in
the first degree He wan held in $5,000 ball. The
charge against yon Pahrig ia the robbery of the
house of W. J. K. Kenny at Cedarhurst He is
b.'iiil to have Impersonated a Salvation Army man.
Judge Jackson granted District Attorney Cotesfs
motion for an extraordinary tana of court to d»>al
with the Freeport prisoners. The term will open
on July 9.
WANTS DA VIS'S NAME PUT BACK.
Congressman Will Try to Have It Reiu
scribed on Cabin John's Creek Bridge.
Washington. June 2!).— Representative Adolph
Meyer, of Louisiana, announced to-day hta Intention
of making an effort to have the name of Jefferson
L»avls reinscribed on the bridge which dpans Cabin
John's Creek, about olx nillea above Washington.
The construction of the bridge was Btarted at the
time that Mr. Davis was Secretary of War, and
upon its completion name and those of a num
ber of others who were Identified with the work
were chiselled on the surface. Mr. Davls's name
was erased during President Lincoln's tlrst admin
istration by direction of Caleb Smith, then Secre
tary of the Interior. At their recent convention In
Richmond the Daughters of the Confederacy adopt
ed a resolution asking for the restoration of Mr.
Davis's name, and In response to this Mr. Meyer
will take active sups to have it brought about. If
possible. Whether he will do this through tho War
Department or will seek Congressional aanctlun lie
has not determined-
ARMY AXD XAVY XEWS.
[From Th» Tribune Bureau.]
Washington. June 29.
ORDERS ISSUED.— The following orders have
Colonel GEORGE S. GRIMES, from Ist to 3d Field Ar
Colonel RAMSAY D. POTTS, from 3d to sth Field Ar
Colonel HENRY M. ANDREWS, from 6th to Ist Field
Artillery. Fort Sill.
Captain LESLEY J. M'NAIR. ordnance department, from
Boston to Watertown Arsenal.
Captain HUBERT I* WIGMOBE. corps of engineers, from
office chief of staff.
Second Lieutenant JAMES P. CASTLEMAN, from 14th
to 10th Cavalry.
Captain ALBERT 8. BROOKES. 28th Infantry, to take
charge construction work at Fort Bliss.
Second Lieutenant ROBERT MORRISON. Jr.. 30th In
fantry, from Fort Logan H. Roots 'to his regiment, at
Qiptaln GEOR<JB S. GIBBS, to army of Cuban paclflca
tlon as chief signal officer, relieving Captain William
First Lieutenant WALTER H. SMITH, from Army Staff
College, to command Company A. signal corps. Fort
Leavenworth.- relieving First Lieutenant GEORGE
E. KUMPE. who will proceed to Havana for duty
under chief signal officer, army of cuban pacification.
First Lieutenant E. ALEXIS JEUNET. from Signal
School to Havana, for duty under chief signal offi
cer. Army of Cuban Pacification.
Major OEORGE O. SQtTIER. Signal Corps, from Fort
Leavenworth. to office chief signal officer at Wash
Captain JOEL R. LEE. from 10th to 22d Infantry.
First Lieutenant SAMUEL W. NOTES. 30th Infantry, to
General Hospital. Washington Barracks.
First Lieutenant OWEN <». COLLINS. Coast Artillery
Cr.rps. to West Point Military Academy. October 5.
Second Lieutenant WILLIAM M. DAVIS. Coast Artillery
Corps, to West Point Military Academy. August 22.
Captains J. M. IIAWI.EY and W. H. REEDER. to be.
placed on retired list June 30. with rank of rear ad
Captain N. E. NILE*, to command the Hancock, vlrey
Captain W. 11. REEDER. who Is ordered to his home.
Commander D. W. COFFMAN. to navy yard. League.'
Islnn.l. as Inspector of ordnance In charga Naval
McK«zlne at Fort Mlmln. vice Commander R. M.
HUGHES, who will proceed to Pacific fleet, via tha
Siberia. July 25.
Commander A. W. DODD. detached from the Princeton
to the Pacific fleet, via the Korea, July 9.
Lieutenant Command»r J. C. 'LEONARD, to the- Naval
War College. July 10.
Lieutenant G. T. I'ETTINGILL. to the navy yard. Puget
P"iMuw A. C. H. RUPSELL. detached from the Navy
Department. July 15
Assistant Paymaster F. E. M'MILLEN. appointed.
Civil Engineer F. 11. COOKK. commissioned.
Assistant Paymaster W. J. HINE. d»fa--hM from th»
Princeton, to the navy yartl. Puget Sound.
Second Lieutenants H. E. ADAMS and E. N. M"CLEL
LA.V. appointed In marine corps.
MOVEMENTS OP VESSELS.— Tho following
movements of vessels havt: been reported to the
June 27— The Glacier, at Capo Cod Bay; the TaTbot and
tfu> Manly, at the navy yard. New York.
June 2S-— Th«» Lebanon and the Dolphin, at Bradford.
R. I.; the Wolrrrlne. at Marklnao Island: the Yank
ton, at N. tth River; the Ohio, the Maine, the Mlnn*
*ota. tho Indiana and the lowa, at Hampton Roads.
June. 28— The. Talbot and th» Manly, from navy yard.
New York, for Annapolis); the Prairie, from Hamp
ton Roads for Savannah; the Wolverine, from Har
bor Kprtngi for Macklnac Inland. Michigan: the
Yankton, frum navy yard. No*- York, for North
June 29 — The, Wasp, from Savannah for Charleston.
CANADIANS HONOR M'KINLEY.
Lieutenant Colonel Bate Places Wreath on
Monument in Buffalo.
Buffalo, Juno 29. — Under command of Lieuten
ant Colonel Bate, th»« Governor General's Foot
Guards, of Ottawa. Ont.. arrived here at noon
and were met by the officers of the 74th Regi
ment, N. G. X. Y. who escorted them to their
armory. Passing 1 the MoKinley monument. Lien
tenant Colonel Bate deposited a wreath in mem
ory of the President. In placing the wreath
Lieutenant Colonel Hate said:
"Th" Governor General of Canada wishes to
pay his respects to a great man. I assure you
this is the sentiment of all the people of
The foot guards will remain here as the guests
of th«» 74th Regiment until to-morrow afternoon,
when they will depart for Niagara Falls, Out,
where they will take part In the Dominion Day
<$»lebratlon on Monday.
GUATEMALA AGEEES TO SETTLE.
Contractor's Claim Because of Depreciated
Currency Compromised for $22,000.
Washington. Juno 29.— The government of Guate
mala lias undertaken to settle on an equitable
basis the claim of an American, contractor for
losses sustained In Km* obliged to accept depre
ciated paper currency in payment for work done
by him. The attorneys in this city for I. W.
Chamberlain, of Boston, who constructed a portion
of tho Iztapu railroad. in Guatemala, have received
advices from Guatemala City thai President C"
brera has aj;r.-.i with the United States Legation
there to compromise the claim of Mr. Chamberlain
«u-,ii!ist the government of Guatemala for $22.i"M)
gold, a sum slightly less than the original claim.
The State Department was oblUed in this case to
proceed with groat delicacy, because the United
States Supreme Court already had decided. In the
famous li triil tender ens.-, that creditors must ac
cept payment in tho currency of the country
whether gold, silver or papar. Consequently the
appeal In Chamberlain's caso was based upon pure
ly equitable considerations.
THREE HUNDRED NEW POSTAL CLERKS
Other Changes for Benefit of Local Office-
Mr. Willcox's Eesignation Accepted.
Three hundred 1 additional postal clerks have been
appointed In this city. They will begin work on
July 1. and will be distributed in the various st i
tions throughout tat city. To-day Is the end of the
fiscal year, and eoveral changes. are announced.
Th« clerks will start on MM a year, and their
salaries will be Increased $100 a year for five con
secutive years. The new law by Congress In the
last session giving all the old employes an Increase
In pay will fro Into effect on July 1. It will affect
only those fretting from $1 100 up.
It was also rumored thai one hundred and fifty
additional letter carriers wore appointed, but Post
master Wlllcox said that it bad not yet reached
him officially. But by Monday, he said, if It was
*>... the local office would hear of It.
•'We need them very badly," said Mr. Wlllcox.
"We are now rushed to death. The men are doing
double work. It will be a godsend if they are ap
Mr. Wlllcox could not say how many nun would
have their pay raised, ad the ease was only re
ported to him yesterday. It is said, though, that
Congress had asked for an appropriation of Jll.(■»),
000, and that a similar amount would be. raised from
rear to year.
The resignation of Postmaster Wlllcox has been
accepted, and Edward M. Morgan. by virtue of his
position of assistant postmaster, will take charge
of th-> local office at 12 o'clock to-nlsht until a
successor to Mr. Wlllcox has been appointed.
Among tho Important changes that have been
ir.atle by Congress Is one. that lifts the shackles
from business men in regard to the special delivery
regulation. Heretofore to send a letter by special
delivery It ,was necessary to attach to the en
velope a blue special delivery stamp. There has
been a great deal of complaint concerning this'
regulation, as many of the business men did not
have, the blue stamps on hand. If the stamp win
dow was closed, none could be obtained. Accord-
Ing to the new rule, attaching live two-cent stamps
to a letter will have the sumo effect as a blue
stamp, providing- the sender makes known in ink
alongside the stamps that It Is his wish to have it
sent special delivery. If th.> wish of the sender is
not made evident, the letter will be treated as a
registered letter and sent by the slower method.
IFYom Tho TrU>un« nureau. 1
Washington, Juno Ml— Po.stofllce Department
has received the resignation of Postmaster Willcox
of New York. Subsequent statements were re
ceived from the bondsmen of Mr. Will.-ox spying
that they would be responsible under their bonds
for Edward M. Morgan, ihe assistant postmaster,
until the new postmaster wns appointed. The de
partment has as yet taken no action, nor la It able
to give any Intimation as to when/ or by whom the
vacancy will be tilled. , •<
TO INDICT BLACK HAND GANG.
State Expects Speedily to Convict Italians
of Murder of Walter Lamana.
(Cjr Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
New Orleans. June ST.— With much evidence to
■how them to bo the Black Hand kidnappers and
murderers of Walter Ijiunitnu, ten Italians— two
women and eight men— be indicted on Monday
at a special term of court In Hahnville, St. Charlas
Parish, on the charge of murder and conspiracy to
murder. There will be no delay, and the trial will
be conducted under the protection of the state mi
litia. All the letters received by Peter Lamani,
father of the victim, threatened to kill the child
unless money was deposited. This evidence alone,
the prosecution believes. Is sufficient to put the
entire i»anir en the gallows.
Mr* Thomas Frasen
• I bbss advised to fry a change of climate, which
of course would mean a loss of my position, icne*
fortunately one of my friends advised me to ••#
Thomas Fraser. 636 2nd St.. N. E.. Washing
ton. D. C, writes:
"Peruna has done so much for mo that I fee*
It my duty to tell you and those afflicted of its
merits. I was a sufferer frqm indigestion and
biliousness until I could only attend to my
duties In an Indifferent way and really took no
pleasure in life.
"I was advised to try a change of climate,
which of course would mean a loss of ray posi
tion, when fortunately one of my friends advised]
me to use Peruna.
"I did so and in two weeks I was a different
man and shortly after I was cured of my stom
ach trouble. It is certainly a great medicine."
How many people in this country are afflicted
with biliousness and indigestion? Hundreds of
thousands of people.
After they have tried physic and drugs and
travel and sanitariums many of them at last re
sort to Peruna. Of course they will. It could
not be otherwise, with such testimony as this)
before their eyes. A great multitude of people
havo taken Peruna and know what It will do.
Many of them declare themselves cured of
chronic catarrh by using Peruna.
Lincoln Trust Company
Broadway 6* Lispenard St.
Broadway and 72d Street
DEPOSITS AND NIMBER OF CLIENTS.
December 31. 190* «2.707.11«.4S S»
DttdDlwr 81. 1903 7 .3*5.107.29 S.SIS
Dfrember 31. 1004 13.150.280.00 3.557
December 30, 1903 17.0ai.2J8.1S 5.214
December 31. 1806 21.384.1 42.30 8.951
June H. 1907 23.022.9H.78 8.127
FRANK TILFORD President
OWEN WARD 24 Vice President.
WILLIAM DARKOW. JU 3d Vice President
IRVING < . GAYI.ORD 4th Vice President
KOBERT C. LEWIS Treasurer
FREDERICK PHILLIPS Secretary
CHARLES B. COLLINS Cashier
EDWARD C. WILSON A*.lH»«nt Treasurer
JOSEPH Z. lIIUY A slant Secretary
UEOKGE J. HAYI.ES Tru»r Officer
The Pure Food Law
became effective Jan. Ist. T-9
New York Bottling Co.'s
(I.UDIN'-RAYNER-BOLEN' & BYRNE)
Ginger Ale and Carbonated Beve-agoe
Are Always Pure
Made from Cane Sugar Exclusively.
Without preservatives of any kind.
Free from Aniline Colors or Saccharin.
"The Kind that's Fit to Drink"
DELAY IN PEAEYS AECTIC TRIP
Explorer Will Not Start in Quest of Pole
Until Middle of July.
Commander Robert 'E. Peary will not start on
his seventh, expedition for the North Pole until
the middle of July. He had expected to start on the.
first, but delaj- In getting the steamer Roosevelt
ready made it necessary to postpone the date of
sailing The explorer said yesterday that while ha
hoped to discover the North Pole In eighteen
months be had ordered the Roosevelt equipped for
a three years' voyage.
The re-pairs to the Roosevelt have bees, more
extensive than expected. Among- the alterations
thai are- being made at Shooter's Island is the in
stallation of four new boilers. With these. Com
mander Peary said, he hoped to make up four or
more days in bis run to North Grantland. He will
have to hurry to get Into quarters before the Arc
tic? winter sets In. The size of the forecastle is
being increased, so that It will extend from the)
topgallant forecastle to the forward part of tha
main hatch, and will accommodate a greater num
ber of Equtmaus than on the previous runs.
Captain "nob" Bartlett. who has been re-engaged
as master, has snipped a crew of sealers at New
foundland and several engineers in this port. Ha
is Uvini on Staten Island, near the ship. Captain
"Mose" Bartlett, an uncle ■■>! Captain "Bob." has
been engaged by Commander Pearr as master of
the steam whaler Erik, which hi to be used as aa
auxiliary craft for the transportation cf coal from
St. Johns. N. S.. to Etau. where the Erik's cargo
will be stored for the Roosevelt to fall back on
when she returns south.
MARYS BATHING SUIT. SHOCKING!
All Far Rockaway Knocking— Mr. Ellison
Declares, Don't Care What She Wears.
Mary ba<l ■ trathlniT suit
As Trd as re<l n-.iuht b*.
Aim everywhere that Mary went.
The people looked to s«t;.
She wore tl in the street at n«on.
Which sIKH-keU Far Rochaway.
Hut Mary can .lo It all she want*.
Said Ellison yesterday.
— Taxpayers' Lament.
When the Far Rockaway Taxpayers' Association
protested to the Police Department that the stam
mer residents were wont to watt to th* beech
through the streets In red and bias and white
bathing suits, particularly red ones, the police
ashed Corporation Counsel Ellison to decide
whether they could act as censors. The taxpayers
said that "it is something awful to see between
five and ten thousand at one Tim«« going through
our streets without any concern."
"Practically the only question involved." Mr. El
lis. plied. "is whether wearing a bathing suit in
public Is, under the c-ireumstanee*. a crime. If
not. the police should not interfere. They are not
the censors of the public morals, and ordinarily a
person can dress as he or she pleases so lonsr as
the attire is not a disguise or a breach of public
"Without reference to any particular case, and
speaking generally, it does seem to me that wear
in a suitable bathing attire in a seaside resort,
where bathing Is almost the universal pastime, Is
not essentially criminal and cannot be made so
simply because some people do not approve of It.
"Th-> personal liberty of the individual Is of
paramount Importance, and should not bo inter
fered with excepting In these cases where It is)
right and proper for. the police to Interfere."
MANILA'S FINE HEALTH REPORT.
Manila. June 29— The health report of Manila
Shows that no smallpox, cholera or other contagious)
disease was present during the last semester. Thtt
Is the first time In the history of Manila that a
semester has passed in which contagious diseases)
did not exist.
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