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OF '60 MENACES CHINA
j?rovinces Draw Away from
Central Government and North
and South May Break.
PEKING AUTHORITY WEAK
Withdrawal of Premier Embar
rasses President, Who Says
Foundations of the Re
public Are Shaky.
i * ;ha n-ifiiiai Conespondeat of Tht- Trlbune
? Teking. Junr 22.?A situation of con
?dderabie Importance has been created by
? he sudii-ii nithdrawal of Tang Bhao-yi,
itr^mier of the provisional government,
md the reaignation of those membera of
tbe Cablnei who beloag to the Tung Meng
'Uii. Whlch la Tan:: Sh.-io-yfs pollt'cal
narty. Yuan Bhlh-kal has lie.-n pim ?? i ln
m embarraaslng positkm, the Tung Meng
Ini haB threatened to make trouble. and
:he new horn repubtlc is fadng another
? rlsu-: whi. h. in the optnlon of some. may
lead to eventualltlea of a aeiioua Bort.
Th".v who tak>- B glOOmy view of the
rjajttook are those who give full credencB
te reporta which come from ihe Bouth that
?he Cantoneae are aboul ready lo d<
'h-lr independ-nce and that In dolng BO
they wlll lake .teinr with them
other provtncea aa poae'ble All of whlch
?s arholly poaaible, but as yet acarcely
How. vi there eaclati throughout the
Whole country b la. k of rohealon an
operation which l>ode? ill foi ,-i thnrouphly
?Hrong central government Each daj the
pYo*. 1n.es are becomitiK Mronper arul
Btrongx r and growing more and more ln
detienoent of tb. .-ntral governmenl In
?v-rv province there is erldence ..f .-.
of mlnd which might. under a numl?-r of
yossibi- circumstancea, !-ad ta an actual
declaratlon of independetn-e. Should al
mo*t anv provlnce declara Itaelf aeparate
from the central govarnmenl it would
doubti-ss earry ns polnt, ns the Pektng
government ls not BB strong as it might
Like Uiited States Civil War Crisia.
T!-i of tl;. powera of Ihe prov
Invorving the aendlng of revenuea
to Teklnc. tlM nirikir.K of loatia th^ ap
po!ntm-nt of local offlclals, Ihe nv.in
tenance of trooj.s and thlnga of l;ke
acter. 1? really one of th" greateet whlch
the bttllderi ot thla new machine hav
to face. It is a matter qulte slnill ir to
that whlch was thrashed out in Anvrlca
half a century ago.
Tang Shao-yt's abrupt departure has
not been aunlciently explalned There
aorpeer on tha aurface enough dlaaujreea
hl? thimrs to mnke any man *|iilt hls | <>
arttt-n. but Tang's fnends declare that if
these are accept.d as affordlng the trn ?
? ?KrHpnatloti it provoa that Tang is a
OWanl and has Bhnply run away. Whlle
.r.e truth Is that there was ample JuatJ
fk-atlon for the departure of the retiring
Prlme Mlnlst-r. These frienda, however,
fall to furnlsh proof of their statements.
For a good many WeeiU paal it waa
evident that Tang's life was a prertiy mis
4?rable affatr. His disagr. ? a'-lc position
\rai due to a number of events and cir
cumstances. one of the most Importnnt t.t
Whlcb was his health and hia unfortu
nate inabllity to keep on good rclations
with any one. It ia toid that during the
last few weekc tha Premier had been
given to ungovernable bursts of tem] er,
?faklng it impossible for any one to ?
J He failed u-terly to inake -.lrogress in
his negotiaticijs wlth th. r< present auves
Of th- forc-lgn banks from whlch Chlna
was obllgexl to borrow money; be ,
i^iled with tha National Councii, where
tiie Opposltion was maklng a disugr.cable
lnqulry into the dlfpoeal ?'f tha monej
?orrowed in March trom tn. Balglan Byn
dlcate, and he found antagoniam and
?Osltton in his own ofticial family?the
Cahinet. Last of all, be lought Wlth
tuan Shih-kai on rarloua polnta. His
Brief career as Premier waa ecarcely BUC<
'Tans's enemles. of whom there ar. a
great many, say thai one of tha CaUBOB of
his downfall was his enorraoua conceit.
He bettevad that averythlng he adv4X*ated
wa? righl beyond any crltidam, und ha
could iic>t bear to ba croaaad. Ha also
wanted more pow-r than could bo given
bmi an.l <.<sirci to make himsclf greatel
Oian Vuan Shih-kai himsell. \\*.i.-n ha
look otnee Tang declared ta a forelgner
that under this regiine th. government
Would be on the French systeni, wbera
the I'remier would be everythlng und the
j'resldent a Bgurehead. Tang found that
fppoeltlon on all sides made it impossible
tvi hlm to carry out this scheme. So ho
Bllpped ofl 10 Tientsin, and from there
?anl In hia resignation.
iang's Men Want to Resign.
. \..\v tha Tang Meng 11ui membera of
Ige Cabinet, all Tang's own men, nat
orally want to resign Th.y sent repre
?entatives to Vuan Shih-kai the othei
dav and announced that the lour niin
Istera would quit oftic-. Th.y also ex
preaeed the view- of thelr party. whlcn la
vci> strong. partkularly ln ("ariton and
Mclnity, that the next Cabinet should
Jiot be. a coalitlon afTalr. as lt is now. but
ehould eonellrt <-f mernbers of one party
i.nly. They sald that the fallure of the
braaant Cabinet was due to party warfare.
?Two kinds of Cabinet could be had, on
pomposed Of m-n of diff-rent partlea, the.
t>th*r of mernbers of one party. lf, they
Bi.'.u. the flrst klnd were adopted the
Fung hteng Hul wanted none of it and
woulU not lei Its mernbers serve.
Vuun Shih-kai fBVB tlie *nvoys of the
9'utig Meng Hul some sound advic-. 11
>aid that Tang had gone off to Tientsin
and from there made u request for leavr,
vhich atatement is. accordlng to good ln
formation. slightly wrong, as Tang's leave
w.is granted wlthout hia asklng for It
LbjI he could come back If he want-d ta
il he did not, then a successor must very
Bhortly be appolnted.
! Yuan went on to say that a party *'abl
tiet was not at all praeth able. The gov
.ent has not been fully oigrmUcl.
there are no strtfng national partlea and
it Is impossible to get enough taleuted men
fiom any one party to till all the CaHri* t
pOf-iUons. Ma sald that the Prealdent of
Ihis repuhllc was for-< d to < onslder the
japablliliea rather than the po.litlcs of
Ihe men whom he summoned to offlce II
Iffhirr*. in a manncr more straightfor
Ward than the Chinese usually yse, lhat
lits one desire was to establlsh the Re*
l.ublic *,f Chlna. lf. hc aald. hls hearera
t|| not agr.e with hlm ln thls he dld not
unt them in the government.
Yuan Pictures Gloom.
' Vuan then tuu B Itteld descrlptlou of
eon.litlons He aald that half m year hsd
? ...| Bince the Inauguratlon of the
bllc, vet a stable government had
hot beoa leOPgnlBOd Hecognltlon hy the
foielgn powera bad nut been obtalmal aiid
paooe had not been restored. He Fald
that he could not consider that the for
matlon of a government had been at
talned. He said that tbe plans for the
house had not been drnvvn, the posts and
beams had not been erected: ln fact, the
only thlng that had been done was the
?election of the site.
He called the attention of the Tung
Meng llul to the International situntion
B sltuatlon ever uppermost In Tuan s
mlnd?and said that they bad evidently
not oonaddored that. Ba urged then to
enlarge thelr vlsion, tmbracing within
their view the whole of Chtno'fl interests
and coasing to pay heed solely to the
Welfare of one party. Whether the I'i.m
dent'a lectnre does any good rcmulns to
'lang BhaO-yl'B resipnatlon wlll HO*
doubtOdly b.- accopted, and If the Tung
Meng llui and the other polltical partiea
wlll pull togethei tbe government wlll
proaper und* r ? new regltne. The de
paiture of Tang will not lessen the
Chaneea for the establlshment of a atabla
government. It will ratber increase them.
From tlie very beginnlng of Tan;-: B ad
mlnlstratlon from .1 time, in fad. befon
his aaeumptlon of oflloe hc has made
at mietakee, not the klnd of mls
takea which time has shown, but mis
takea which were evldent io otliers at
the tinie they vv.-re made and wlilch
should have been most evlilent to Thiik
iiis flrat error wus in his negotlationa
wlth the bankers. On March ? 1k- gaVB
th" international Byndlcate an exdualve
rlghl to make monetary advancea to the
government, and flve days later aigned a
contracl wlth the Belglan ayndlcate,
which the governmenta of Amerlca,
France, Greal Brltaln and Oermany at
once conBldered a dlrecl vlolatlon of the
agreemenl of March 9, and forced the
Chlnese government t" acknowledge that
there had been a ahow of bed faltli.
Then Tang. at the outaet of his admlnla*
irat'-'T). went ofl to NanMng and r. -
malned there for some weeka longer than
?eemed really neceaaary, whlle the altua*
tlon iiei,. became more and more crltlcal.
He also apenl the proceeda of the Belglan
amountlng to nearly IIO.OOO.O'JO, and
haa aol yet yet accounted for all of the
money. This laat thlng has been tbe aub*
: ot many bltter attacka in tbe Na
tional Coundl. When be nnally returned
t.- i eklng and reaumed negotlationa with
tho bankers he assumed an Intoleranl
and dlaagreeable attitude, which threat
ened t-> wreck tbe negotlationa at tba
Bankers Impose Supervision.
it :< nol golng too far to say that Tang
.;!?? directly r. apona bla for tha auper
?i which the bankera requtre over tha
expendlture of the money they are ad*
ranclng Tbe orlglnal agreemenl -that of
March :?? had no Buperriaory requlre*
menta But when olated the
agreemenl tne banka at pped tba au
ea Beveral weeks went by. Condl*
Uona became worae, and di igreea la re?
porta came along as to tha diapoaal of
tbe funda rurnlabod by tbe Belglana Bo
the bankera decided that aome aupervlBion
was neceaaary, and Impoaed It. if Tang*i
. ourae had been differenl ad tba advan ea
th.- government needed wouM probably
have been made undei the agrecment of
Manh 8, which araa ln oo way offonalve
to ihe Chlnt bo.
The nexl few weeks wlll bt of greal In*
tereel and Importaace. An agTeement
baa now- been reaChed for tt-.-- admlaal m
?.f Rusala and Japan Into tbe Interaa*
tlonal group, nnd. if condltlona In tbe
country warrnnt. tbe negotlationa for the
propoaed reorgantaatlon loan wlll go on
ahortly. And during thia naxi few crltl?
cal weeka it w-m be Been whether the
country can hang together. If the B
should breok away from the North. as
many peopb- predlct, the powera wlll
bave an Intereeting ouoatlon to daclde,
the flrst importani featur- of Which wlll
oonoern the aaattet of lendlng enougb
money to the Peklng governmenl to make
h fight for a combin.-d Chlna, provldtng.
of eoorao, that Peklng win bave th- eoor*
age i" Btarl another war.
OFFERS FUNDS TO CHINA
French Syndicate Is Willing to
Canton, Chlna, July IL?Blnce tbegrant*
Ina of an option to Frederl h W. Coa, an
American, to tloat 110,000.000 wortb Of
bonda in the Unlted Btatea to Bnanca a
: rallway ln Canton, a French ayndl?
cate, reprooonted hy Auguet VBrnon, has
offered to lend the new governmenl
15,000,000 at l per cenl for thlrty years.
The Byndlcate wanti the loan to be uaed
ln Improving tbe Port of Meng Cbow,
n.-ar Macaoaaking, and demanda aa ae
iiirlty all the lands and bUlldlngB lo be
arooted and all the revenucs collected at
The syndicate wishes the port to be
govemed by a munlelpal oouncll, one*
half of whooa niemixTB ahall be alected
by the ChlnoOB and tho other half ap
polnted by the syndicate. The Governor
Oeneral will repty to the proposition In a
week. but probably he will rejeet most
of the terms. Nn progress as to the loan
to be negotlated by Mr. 4'ox has been
There ls a schetne to grant frar.chlscs
to Cblneae eltlaena, allowlng them to bor
rOW money abnad ln their prlvate CO?
pachv to develop tho vaat reoourcoa of
Southern Chlna. The people are KainlnK
confldence in the governmenta] notea,
which ko as hlgh as 88 ln certaln quar
Fear of a nnandal panic ls beginnlng
|0 dlaappOOra as the harv4:sts are good lu
many Plarta. though much damage wa'
done along the river hanks three weeks
ago by heavy rains.
T0 FORM CHINESE CABINET
Premier Lu Cheng-Hsiang Will
Build New Ministry.
iv-kjnK. July II.?Prealdent Tuan shi
kal to-dav lnformed tbe deputOtlon reP*
reaaatlng all tha parties which rooeatly
was appolntod to discuss the I'ablnet slt?
uatlon wlth him that the 1'remler. LO
Cheng-Hsiang, the only mlnlster left in
offlce. had consented to submit a new
Cahtnel iist. The PreOidenl aapreaaad
the hope that tha National Aaaembly,
which tWO da.vs ago vetoed all his noml
nees for '"abinet portfollos, would rOO*
Ognlae that the policv of obstruction was
impolitic and would delay recognition of
the republic abroad.
The Natlonal Aaaembly, which has un?
der consideration the blll relating to the
COaatltUtion, to-day adopted clauses set
tling the composition of the Senate. The
qnOOtlen n? to whether Mongnllans and
Tlbetana shall slt la the House of Kep
resentallves is now being d< bated.
KEEPER KILLS LAND OWNER
Brother-in-Law of Chief of British.
Oeneral Staff Shot Down.
|Hy f.'-ble to The Tribune]
Ijondon. July 21? E. H. Watts, a prom?
inent land owner and brother-in-law of
Qenerol Blr John Krench, chlef ot the
Imperlal Oeneral Btaff, was assasslnated
lo-day bv a dit-mlsr-ed gamekeeper, who
I hot hjui while walking home from ehurch
near Newport-Pagnell. Bucklnghainshlre.
The gatnekeeper commltted aulclde.
Moslem Troops Lose Heavily in
Battle in Tripoli.
19 OF KING'S MEN SLAIN
Sultan Declines to Yield to
Tewfik Pacha and Names a
New Grand Vizier.
Miarata, Tripob. Jul* iii. Oeneral Para
attempted to-day te dtalodge a large body
Of Tnrk^ which. lias been harasslng the
reglon from the oaaLs/flear Mlaimta. Thi
anemy, however, made a tenadoua atand
ln the deeerl beyond and a rterce engage*
m.-nt ensued. The Turks were forced to
retreat after four hours of sharp tighting.
They auffered heavy losses. Tba Italian
caaualtlea numbered nlnetien kllled and
eightv -srven wounded.
I'onstantlnnple. Julj B. -Tewflb PachO,
Turkiah Ambaaaador al London, who waa
appolnted Grand Vlaler, made the atlpu
latlon aa ? condition of his aceeptance
that the chamber be dissoived. The Bul*
t.tti deelared that he was not willing to
consent to such an uncoitBtltUttonal ac
tion, and to-day appolnted Ohaal Moukh*
t.ir Pachfl I'.rano VlBt-T. TOWflk I'.K'ha
wlll be retalned as ambaaaador.
Moukhthr Pacha fonnad the folloarlng
Icatrinet: Nazim T'arha. Mlniater of War;
' Huaaein Hllml. Iflnlater of Justloe; Kla
mll Pacha. Mlniater of Forelgn Affalra:
Ferld Pacha. Mlniater of tbe Interior; /ia
Pacha. Iflnlater of Plaance; Jcmaliedin
1 (T.ndl. Hhelk-ul-lslnm.
The new Grand Vlrier has had a areal
mllitary career. He was leader of the
Turkiah reafatance In th- war aith rtus
sla In IVTT.
The nOW Cabhiel is n strnnK body. "
Includea three former grand rlsiera an-i
other notable men, Moukhtar Pacha Ib
popular In Albania Ferld Pacha Minia
ter of the Interior, is an Mbantan, and it
la evtden! therefore, that the Albenlan
movement ha-? been gtven primary con
The lnclualon of Klamil Pacha aa Mln?
iater of Forelgn Affalra ahould tend io
aatlsfy Ihe mllitary agltatora. and II la
b.-!|. vrd that the new minlBtr) wlll be ln
a b-ttcr poal Hoa to ni gotlati peace wlth
Rome, July .l.-Admiral N'lale. In a
wlreleaa rei ,>rt on the rak! of th.
danellea bj ttallan warahlpa, Baya:
"On the nlght of July 18-U thi torpedo
boata Bplca, Centauro, Aatore, Cllmeno
ind Peraeo crept unaeen through thi
npenlng to th.- Dardanellea bul wem dla
rovered before they had progreea*
Inelde. Doaena of aearcbllghta Baahed on
the torpedo boata and tbe Turkiah fort*
oponed b hot ii-.-. The flotilla, howi
contlnued t-. ateam on al the i
knota in ? natlon, hugglng tba
"When they reached Kilid itahr. tbe
. w htch ira ? lo a Bti el
..']. Bhe dlaengaged herself, bul
run Into another maa of cablea The
aearchilghta then became ao daaallni
that it was Impoaalble t.. ateer en]
eourse. and Commandant Mili-i decided
to retlre. Thla was effi i ted ln p
order, The torpedo boati auffered only
allgbl dan -
PLAGUE KILLS PORTO RICANS
Three Deaths Near San .Tuan Bring
Total Fatalitcs to 26.
San Jtian. P. H . Julv '.1 Three ileathB
oocurred yeaterday in the auburba ?
J_an from bubonlo ilague Ona auei
has been found. Thi ? caeea were nol
reported to the authoritlea :
outbroab "f thi plague there b.iv.
thirty-aeven caaaa and twenl i ? eatha
througho'it Porto Rleo Tha Haflkli a
vaccina La* I.n admlnlatered t" all pei
sons realdlng In tbe Infected dlBtrirta
Th.- plague ?t Cwrollna ai Doi do, a
ahort dlatanea from Ban Juan, haa
controlled. It is thought that In a
rallroad cargo from Ban Juan carried the
Infectlon to tbe?e towne. Thi Unlted
Btatea publlc bealth and Inaular autl
ties ar.- co-operatlng 10 th<- work ".'
tiitioti und extermlnatlng the rais
PLAGUE WARNING IN VERSE
Health Bureau Says "No Rats, No
Fleas, No Plague Disease."
Waahtngton, July .1 Tht fight m
rate, aa protectlon from 11 o Invaaloa oi
the bubonlc plague, the "ibj. -1 o'
warnlng and advlce from the publlc
ir aith Bonrlce In ? repori clrculated to
day. The report givefl methods Of klllin,'
and gUOrantlnteg agalnal rats. and draws
attentlon to tha fad thal tne plague '
"prlmarlly a dlseaee of rodenta and pac*
riiy and accidentally a dlaeaat .1
This ls emphaolsed t-v tbe followinc
Kir.t. placua in rate,
And then in rt. aa
Tbea plague In maa!
And quieh deceeae,
No 1 a ts. 1... fl.-.o.
Nn plHK ??? IM -c
PORTUGAL HUNTS ROYALISTS
Flying Columns Scour the North for
Monarchist Rebel Bands.
Llabon, July H.?Cendltlona are peace*
ful to-nlght al both I.lsbon and Uporto.
l-'lv ing colunins of republlcan trootis con
tinue the BOarch ln the north for royaliat
bands, but no more have been found.
Sev.-rai army ofltoere hava been arrest
ed, eharged with complidty ln thefJdOn*
archlst plot. Th.- .Mlnlster of War savs
that tha government has mobUlsed M80
men and has apent f-,-0',000 to quall tbe
MODERATE WEATHER DUE
Lower Temperature Predicted for
First Half of the Week.
Waahlngton, Julv _1. Moderate temp.r
atures wlll prevall over the northern half
Of the country during Ihe flrst of the
week. aocordlng to the Weather Bureau
bulletln Issued to-niRht. Warmer WOOtbei
wlll reach the eatrama N'oithwest aboul
Thursday. extendtng to the Atlantic al
the end of the we.-U.
Jn the Houth the w.-ather wlll tie mod
erately WaiWI lt wlll be unsettled ainl
showery durlne Monday ovei the North?
ern dlstrlcts east of the Roeky Molin
talns. followed by generally falr weather
during the rest of the week. In the eaat
tSulf and south Atlantle states showers
are probable during the aecond half of
EXPLOSION KILLS THREE MEN.
Bay City, Tea . July n.?Three men on
a spc4-ding lOOOOAOttve of the 8t. Louls &
Brownsvllle Hallroad, were kllled MOr
here jestcrdav, wh-n the boil-i e-ploded.
Mexicans Are Butchered and
Burned in Rebel Attack.
WOMEN ARE MUTILATED
Torch Applied to Cars Soaked
with Oil from Locomotive?
Priest Stops Execution.
Mexico CHy, Jul) II Tha dead ns B
resuit of yesteniny's attack hy Bapatlata
on th- Ilexlco-Cuernavaca traln near
rair.'s. on tha eii>.-" of the fcb'iai dla?
trict, to-day number alghty-foor. Threa
of tti<* wonaded dled laal night in the
rallwaj bosplUL \ aecond rellef train.
which reached Mexico Cltj bxlay
brought tw.nlv-thr.e pa.sscng'ts who had
ped the butchery and made thelr arey
Into Trea ataiiaa 0 few mllea away.
Bleven wera accounted foi laal night.
I- 1. . Btimati d thai the traln carried
approxtmately aeventy-llva panBengera ln
addition to the aeooti of IIfty aoldlers.
| Forty-three aoldlera wera killed. N'lne
bodlei ol pa aengera wera found near
the wreck. Of ih<- remalnlng thlrty-two
a majorlt) <"? belleved i" have been
killed or wounded and conaumed in th?
burnlng cara, whlch were Bred >\ith oil
taken from tha tang of the locomotive
B* fore the attack "" '? ? ";*:" u '" *
came known thai Ihe Zapata 1 orda had
routed a amall garrlaon <?f federali al
Parre*. Many women <>f the companj
f,.|l mto thelr handa and were aubjected
I.. Indescribable barbaritlea Tbe wife <>f
I . chlef of the detachmonl waa found
dl embowelled and otherariae horrlbly mu
Officer Fights Heroically.
Captain K.'-. ndo Nuw 0, In ? harga of lha
. ?cor( nn ihe traln, la sald to hava fought
heroi.aiiy. After he bad reeeived thre*
wi unda '.ntlnued llrtng untll .1 fourth
bull* t plerced hia h? art
Tlje Zapatlata robbed the dead
II vli.K end looted the exprcaa car. Among
tb. riral to fall waa II ? t. n ) 1 ai ol l
daugl ?? iptaln Kunes. Bh<
ting near a wlndoa. bi d the tirst vo
from the attacking band llterally rlddled
the chlld with bull. ts.
? From the time 1!" traln atoppod untll
.,fi. ? ? sai.i one > r tlic ?ldiera
to-day, "there waa a reritabla raln ot
bulleta. Al leaal Bve hundred rldea wer*
Bred ln the Brai volley, and lha cai In
h p wt re Irai llli .: waa the targ* t.
Moal of th. bulleta came through the
roof Thi aecond lleutenanl had elghteen
bulleta through hia body. T i< I al lleu?
tenanl waa al.-o wuuiid*-.! iil:n.i>t at th.
?"r, ? lllng In Ihe 1
x 1 ba* k and hia chlld
arai ' befon hlm Hnw
: ge! tt rough Ihe tn
crowded arll "
. ? ? of the m<
h< ai rived we were 1
iwa The only targel I
. he ? mi.. ? ? 1
we found *"it afterward wen lefl I
hv ti . . n. r -. h.m decoya When wa
-.v. ?. .- ov< rw heln ?
t o 1. ?. ou r gui ? ? ? 'i
Pnest Sa^es a L.fe.
\ gpa nlard who a tha traln. a
land .??' "? r In Moreloa, Inown to lha
, had a narroa
Interceded for hlm and his lif.- \s..s
apared WltneaaeB aa) thi a ilked
Into the Ihi* K ..f tha fi ight
oul l "? i.a". tl laadi r, 1 ild to hlm
? < ;<ti. \ c\'.. ??? ? . > " u ould
..11 \ ..'ir aoul.Pl ? ? 1 ? tlon wa
'ih. Hpantard j-.H'I moal of tha n 1 a
iya ? .ii.''-. 0 ? ? t.-. na
,? had well Blled car?
Bl Paao. luly 3 R. i"-i ta from
1 ? thai iii?- buik . f
the Inaui recto a. my la ma 1 chh |
ward ln th.- ni.. . i* .iivIde the
f 801 Rella
ble advicea from Ihe Intertor declare I <*
fewer lhan "t.<- thou and rel ela 1
between Juarea and Madera, Ihe
? i..'is "ii tha
Mi >? " Northwaatem Ballroad.
The report thai .1 amall band of rebela
has daahed In behlnd < hlhuahua 1 l
burned brl4tgea naw Bachlmba, fortj ali
mlleaawa ?.. conflrm4Ml to-dai bj t.:,
grama fnnii i bual W .? communl
catlon haa nol been cut. No traln 1 *?? -
urtr. I .1 ln ' I hUBfaUB frulu i'.'i i- OH Ifl
Bli hundred fdcniis ara reported lo
bava i..i.ii..i .M.ii.ia. 128 mllea W4?at of
* hlhuahua, on tlie Mexico Northweatern,
and win mova wi itward "i> tb* tralla
guardlng tht entrance t" lha atata "t
LOUVRE PAINTIMG SMEARED
Woman Caught Dau'oing Red
Ink on Boucher Picture.
Parta, Juiy lm- An attendanl al tha
i.ouvre to-day caught a young woman
in th*- act of ameartng wlth red Ind a
valuable palntlng by Boucher, Rxam
the pollca the woman gave th<
name of Delarue Frolalne and said Bhe
arrived from Brlttany b few daya ng".
From tbe Incoheranl natura ol bei
rcjdics it is belleved thai ahe i- nol ln
th* . ii|o\tneiit of all her faculttee, The
picture was not aericusly damaged and
. un ln c], an. d
Th*' picture hy I'laii'.ois Boucher de
Bcrlbed in the above dlapatch aa having
been defaeed probably i "Rlnaldo and
Armida." it was palpted ln 1734.
MEYER PRAISES AMERICA
Says This Country Is Kindly
Dispo^cd Toward England.
' iblr lo Tbe Ti itaiii'- |
London, July ::? Tha Bev. F. B. Hayi r,
? returned from Amerlca on Baturday,
apoke yaatardaj at Regeata Park. n<
sni'1 thai the brotberhood movi ment ?a^
daatlnad to hava a mlghty ohTeei upon tlie
paaea of IN arerM. it ?;>s going te
hreak down walls and divlMons. !.-? Bl
Barted. il? noped that thls century would
see the consummatlon of the BlOVemenl
toward Chureh unlty.
Mr. Meyar told "Tha Dally Nawa" rep
n - hi.itiv.- that his trip had been a great
BUeceau and that he had many oppoitual
tles of addr.sslng; large tuitiibera of paO*
"It aeeme to mc." he snid, "that there
la an Ittcraaatng afiinity batwaan th.- i..*t
AiiiiiLan i itiz.ma and tbe Brltlsh POOpla
There ls a klndlhr feeluig toward ihls
country than thero haa b?en at any tlmc
l <an rcmetuber. '
4 i.nllnued from flrst paae.
with dotailed articles whlch relate
nnmcrous incidents in connection with
the lif.- ot the Kmperor iemiing to
?hoa the greal loyalty and renora
tion the nation bore him.
Callers Thronq the Palace.
The l-'mpi ror's aubjocta and tho foi
uignera who have Itved utulc-r his rule
are titiltod In their anxlety. All day
Bunday memboi_i ot' the Cablnet and
hlgh government otneuis gatberod In
th.- outer rooms of the palace vvatt
Ing word from th.- Bfck ehorober,
whlle a COOtinual strcam of callers
registered their im-ssa;;oB of sympa
thy and condolcnce.
EUgulatlona prohlbitlng noedleoa
; n-.i^es and all forms of entortninnrmts
were unnoceooory, for glthough tho
Japanooe are an undemonetrathre poo
I pie, endurlng peraonaJ and prtvote
troublea wlth atolclam, in thi' pregonl
situHtion tin- groateoi dopreooton and
anxlety are everywhera apparent
Information from tho Blckroom of
the Crown Prince, Toahlhito, who is
convaloaclng from chlckenpox, is to
the effOCl that the heir appOTOnl is so
nearly recovered that he may hc pdr
mitted '" vlall the Emperor'a bedakle
to-morrow. Blgnlflcanl of the generai
belief that the Emperor cannot recOVCT
is tin- t'.iet that tii'ist of the callers at
the Imperlal Palace on Sundav after*
ward pald their reipocta at the resl
<b nce or iii.- Crown Prince.
St. Petersburg. July _l^-?.hc scrlous
illneaa of th.- .Iapane.se Kmperor has
cauaed Prince Kataura to declde totor
mlnate as ipeedlly as poaaible hls visit
t<. Ruaala. The prince and his purty
win leave here for Japan on July 27.
aii receptlona an.l banqueta during Wa
?ta) here have been cancelled, as well
as hls propoaod vlall to other eapltals.
Prlm e Kataura will romaln ln St.
Peteraburg f--r th.- week. us origlnally
GOSSIP OF THE
Tbis I nn ofY y.ar for appl. s in N'evf
.1 ? ... accordlng t-. the fi ?" growerB
They *?v that the earae
rhar were ao hearily laden with
i frult at tliN tlme last year that
thelr boughi wen bent almost to the
? .? polni are now almoal bare of
T . ? la no reai on for th.- proa
? '.aw except that the bl- aa
: t.. foi .n thla ? t ? Ing. AgriculturiBl -
- i: i, onl] ?>-? of reactli n. ono
-? ? foiiowing cloae on
a ,-i..n in Buaawa ? 'ounty
bundant bloaaomlng of tha cheet*
ln ? Tho Ught bloaaoma a?:
of the cheatnui f
H tha w.is tn this aei tlon of
tati tell plali ough that there
v iii be a bounteoua crop of burn In the
fall tr v. i'i be remembi r- ?? that tha
'oreater haa laaued tha gloomleat
klnd "f bulletlna about the . hestnut
? rtna Jthat a verj few
win -. thi and ??'? lhal tree ln this atate
int ol ;:. -i- idly fungua.
? e haa not >?? t dlacovered the *pe
for th.- bllght, and treea are dying
aii over ihe state bv ti.- thouaanda it
wonid . ,f Nature, to offaet t'.'
approarhlng famlne in cheatnuta, w-as
i" Inj ? . tng farewell cro
Belief in tne efllcacy of a niuskrat >liet
meana >>f maklng chlckena lay egga
i* reaponaible In a large meaadra for Iht
ghter of many muskrata out "f sea
??'ii along the Paaaalc, Whlppany and
Rockaway rlvera, aceordlng to Devid i:
i Hckaoi ? i < 'hatham, v. li known
houl ti i- ?' ction a- .' r-1 utaMe
hunter nnd trappei MuakratB Bhould not
be kllled before N'ovember IS or Decem
? er l. noi later i i in March 81; but Mr.
Dlckaon aays that ti..- anlmala are kllled
during ti.- aummei bj farmers who aay
they f.ed them to thelr chlckena to pr<>
Kg-la)Ing Recauaa "f thla an.l
other reaaona Mi Dlckaon ?.i^s. tbe
prosped for trappera ln Northern New
Jeraey during ihe combig aeaaoa waa
ti- i r poorer thatl at present
Fot the laal two or- three yeara, furs
havlng attalned a hlgh price everj one
who could poaalblj do so has angagad in
th-- bualneaa of hunting and trapping,
Wlth th.- r.-s ;|t thal there has been an
enormoua rodu 'tlon ln Ihe populatlon of
fur-bearing anlmala in th.- wooda of this
aectlon "i the atate. Dlckaon sav> that
the adoptlon of proper lawa to protect th.
?"..ii. ndiik opoaeum, skmk and musk
ral would hava a good i ttot i
From Llttle Fona to Chatham. along
th.- Paaaalc Biver for a dlatai.?f more
than tw.tiiv mllea and along the whip
panv aml Rockaway rlvera, the country
i ii.tt an.l marahy. Muny treea bave
been blown down, and the holloa atumpa
make ld.-al homea for 'coon, inlnk, musk
ral and Otter. Wil.l ilini.s also fre
quenl tne Blg Piece Bwamp In large
numbera When the apring and wlnter
flooda occur, however, th.- litt:.- anlmala
ar- drivea out ol thelr holea and then
th-- pot-hunter reapa a harveat, for.
without a protectlng law to ??v,- them,
the fiir-beniel- are killed bv v. !...;, al. .
Half m doaea railrooda ln New jersey,
whlch, it is alleged, have fallod t<> pro
v id. dlinklni water on some of th.-|r pas
aenger tralna, ha^e been Bummoned t.?
eiplaln th.- omlaaion to th.- Btote Publlc
i tiiity Commiaaionera at Trenton to-daj
The failure of the rallroad.s in this ic
apect has caused mu< 11 dlOOOO-fOrt, If nol
actUOl hartlshlp, during the extreme Imt
weathet of th.- u_M few weeka, Tin Btote
Board has been inveMtlgatlng and re(iorts
from its laapaetora show that th.- oflfead
rallroada Inoluda tha Penoaylvania,
Laekawanna, Erte. BuaQuehaana, North.
?rn New Jeraey * New york and tha
West Shore aml Ihe BOO Shore.
ihe moaqulteea will never be aator
mlnated ln New Jersey unleaa property
ownera aid ua by dolng awn> wlth raln
barrels and puttlng till on atagnanl pools
on their proportloa," sai.i Cblef Inopoetoi
Dobbtta, of ti>.> Baaaa i'ounty MooQUtte
Bxtormlnatlon Cotnmlaaton, last week.
The eommlaalon has laborod hard for loa
yeara tlghtliiK the pest, but Its woi k ls
counteracted by tha Indtfferenl aml care
legB property owner or tcnant who allowa
tin cans nnd raln barrels lo Btaad aroOOd
with water ln them. The^e rectptacles
make fine batcberiea lor mooqultOBa 'f
th.- paat is to ba wlped out. Cblef i'"b
blns says the work must be done sys
tematlcallv. bv everybody overywbefOi
MthOI Nllluigly yi uuwilliugly.
Popularity of Americans, but
"Down with the Meteques!"
F'at'is, July 14.
"American students hore are not
'meteques,' and we do not count them
aa 'foreign Invadera." " These words
were addrcssed to a Tribune corre
spondent at the oloBe of ?n indlgnatlOM
meeting lie.ld g few days ago by a
grotip of French students in the Latin
Quarter to protist against the "for
elgn Invaslon." During the last three
montlis a strong trend of feellng Bag
been notlced among French studetus
against foreign students. and especlally
against Ruaaiaaa, Rumanlans. Servlans.
Scaiidinavlans and Kpaniards. A thor
ough and itnpartfal investigatlon of tho
j.aiiscs Of the present agltutlon BhOWB
j that it results from a mlstinderstand
[ ing that can easily be remedled. The
prlnclpal reaaon for the hostile move
inent Is fmin.l in the "cqulvalentcB," or
Ucenaea Of COUegfate attaininent, that
carry wlth them the .righl <>f inserip
tlon as students at the Sorhonne anl
the Unlversity of Parta, These "e<*uiv
alentea" leaued by torelgn ualverattleg
and collegea correepond t<> nnd nre In
fact equlvaJenl to the French degree
of Bachelor of Arts. The French otu
denta complaln 11;at th.se Ucenaea are
too freely grantcd by foreign govern
tnents 1.1 gtudenta who ootno t'. Parta
to contlnue their atudlea and are inn
aevereiy enough checked and controlled
by the rectors of Ihe I'niversity of
Paria who ahould requfre much high.-r
levela "f Inatruction and capaclty b**?
fore Inscrlblng forelgnora in the vari
uus unlverolty coureea <>wing t*. tho
facllity with whlch tho Itoenaag are ac
. .ir.l.'d the coureea giv>n hy the Frenen
profeeaora are ernw-ded with foroigners,
many of whom are unprepared t" yirof\t
by the hlgher Inatruction Iraparted.
Conaequently, th" profeeaora wastj
time in explanatlona whlch nre exelu*
Blvely for the benefll *>f forcign.-rs.
th'Tehy itilerl'iTing wlth tho courao of
Inatruction which th*. French Btudentg
have a right to exact The great In
fluence of the forelgnera thua lowera
the lovel of th*- French standard of In?
atruction. and as tho forelgnera Bock
in great numbera to th.- lecture rooi
long before th.- houra Indkated they
manage to aecure all tha beal oeata
Th- French Btudentg cannot do this,
becauae they attemi nwro coursea than
the forelgnera, and are oft'-n kept in
other lecture rooma until flve mtnutea
h.'fore thelr next leaaon tegtns.
The remedy auggeatlve ..f thla ls alm
ple and effectlva The profeaoorg
should be requlred t.. malntaln thr- in?
1. ??. tii.il standard ..f thelr lecturw, re
gardleae of tho demanda of th.- forelgn?
era who BhOUld be ohllg.d to flt th. m
aelvea adequatel) for the coureea they
attend. Bul this lnwering of the urii
reralty standard la nol the soie cauao
..f comphum agalnet the foreitniers. if
one entera th.- raf.'-s in the Latin yuar
ter, aapecially those of th.- "Boul'
Mi' be," .ti.' meeta cotnpeci iroupg of
Bumanlana, Moldaviana Blavoniana
Bervlana and Rusalana not only moni p
ollatng the beat placea, hut flirting with
the most attractlva young wotnen of
th" locallty. The young Uumanian
nta have more m.mHy to apend
than their Fren. ii comradea and thus
th" "manon-leacauta," a- they are
called. arouaed conalderable Jealouey.
it is diffl* uii t.. underatand fully tho
bltterneaa and odlum at the term "md
teque" when applied to foreign Btu
dents. Th.- word ls of <.'rc.>k orlgin,
meanlng a repulaive outalder or atran
ger win. bj Bome iiii.ii meana haa come
wlthln tho gatea Thla term is con
Btantlj applied t.. tii" foreign Btudenta
and haa lod to many tights and hrawls.
in whlch tho police have been ni.iig.-.i
to Intervene. In JJuatice to the French
atudenta it ahould be noted that as a
whole thi \ fuiiv appreclate that sitn-e
th.- Mlddle Agea it has always been u
great ooureeof glory an.l amour propre
of th. ITnlverelt) of Partg and of th->
Borbonpe t-> attract the Intellectual
aifte ..' Burope. They are fully con
s.ious that it would tarnlah the lagrebj!
?I the unlveralt) and dlacredft French
tradltlong tn Impede or reatrtct the en?
trance <>f foreign atudenta tn Parta
They are determlned to keep the doora
open. hut Inehrt that the foretguera
should risc to the standard of the l^rH*.
verslty of Paris and that the prnfaaJSg
of the Horhonne and of the College of
Krame should maintain the acadcml.)
standard and not lower it to sult th*
lonvenlenc* of forelgnera.
It should also be borne ?n mlnd, t0o
that Americans are alwaya oxe|U(^
from the category of "metequcs.'' i?
fact. there are Just now only about tw0
hundred American students foiiowing
tho coursea of the University of Parig
and nearly half of them are young
women who are perfeeting thems'ives
in French literature, arts anfl Hclences,
with a view to teachitig at h.,rne.
There are a goorl many Anv rlcan. at
the Beole doa Beaux Arts. eopedaUp ln
the architecturo section. Arnerlcans, as
u rule. come here thoroughly prepaail
and fltted for their advnn.ed studlcs
and they get along niccly with thelr
Frencb rTtmroflot c. i. b.
VOYAGER LOSES MEMORY
Passenger on Majestic Unab'.e
to Tell Who He Is.
I Hy ( ab> to The Tribune. 1
London. July '2'2.~An extraordinary
case of loss of memory was reported
on the arrlval of the White gtar Mner
Majestic at Plymouth. It puaaled tho
ship's oiflcr ts .ind many of th) paaBBJk
gers all the way acrooa the Atlantle,
Inn at tbe end of the trip they were 8a
far ;is ever from BOlvlng the mystery.
One of the paeeengera loai aii reeoi
lection of who he ls or where hls home
ls. nnd aii eiTorts made to Mimuiate
hfs memory fallOd. No One cOuld tl rrjw
any Ught on his Identlty. Several J(
th poaaengera romombered .-'tin-' him
come aooard, and decLare that .-,.
blblted a passage ticket. Il>.- was ar.
comnaunled by a well dreooad mole oom
piinioti. who afterward retumed ta
Later he was found apparr>nth in 1
rtazed condition. He COtlld nol BOj who
he was. nnd tp add to the mj -t-ry k
waa dlacovered that hi.s pocketi )i_4
ben eul clean out from the coat Nb
trace of the ptesuner ticket was Coom
but in his poHacsHion reinain.d a small
Bum Of tnom-y. When show n an #iin?
claiined dreaalng case tho man dla*
played Bome inter.-M and appeared to
recognlee the property, but t' duci,,^
nothing thal could h> lp in tra-ing hla
Eventually it waa declded (-> accOejL
modate him In the agcond aalooa for
meals aml to allow him to Bleep thlrd
CONGRESS OF STUDENTS IN PERU
l.ima., J'eru. July i'l Th- thlrd annuai
:t.. . Ung "f the int.-t natlon; - ? ???
? re to-nlght. l>- ;p?.
tions of Penneylvania and Mtchlgu stu
arrlved ba ly, at..i were
recelved with great cord io
cal oflclals, the pre.-ident of the univer?
sity and other atudeut delegatiot
RISE IN PARIS RENTS.
'Tin the occaai<m of the las?t dei?r.nltt
naaeeement of bulldinga and factorlaaf
savs a conaular repori from I'.tris, -th*
controller of dlrect taxes path..red a
maaa <>f Information whlch has just t^ea
publlahed. in tbe thlrd 'Llvre Koncltr
de Paris.' a work on the property rolli
of Paria ire found rery complete at?
tistics on 'he number and VB U< Of I'arli
bulldinga ntimbei of premlaea naed u
i'...ns et- for buaineaa, thelr r?st
value, Btc LTpon compartng the iafor
matton oontalnad in the flrai two looka.
kasued ln 1880 and 1801, wtth the , urre-nt
volume one la enabled to ? ? -l?
hs to tha cauaa of the alarmlng iri-.-reaaa
in parla renta
"On Januar) I, 1880, there were ln
Paria 810,488 dwellings, repreBentiaga
rent value of 187,220.887 On .Unuary 1.
1801, 'here were ?? elllnga, whoee
rent value was placed at gi???>.3l4.93B.
On January 1, 1811, the number of dwaeV
iii^s was 881,104, wlth a rent value of
Phe number <>t premlaea aad out
j-a declared va-., , oi January 1.
iv,.., , ? "?
value of 14.(84.082. On Jan arjr If, Hhd,
tbe number of auch dw-elllnga had fallen
to .8.833, whoae '- value waa
naaaaaed at 14.433,824 On JaBU
1911, the numoer >>t anoccupled dweO
Inga had fallen to 1.327, artth
"During tbe pcriod from lOMojPii cti"
populatlon "f I'arts inc '. or U
: 1 mrlng thi *aine tinv- the num?
ber of dwellings Increased
per ? ent. ii would ap| ?'? Kleow
that the number of vacant ?'
neceesaril. have lncr< "'?;
trarv la i r-.i. The l vacant
dwellings In Wo was I.i 11 "f ?o*
total number of dwell '"/'.,
inn it waa l< ?s than i < ? i cent of ti'
total Ti.is reault. whi 'h m -;-*t se<ro-:
tbi ? nal. i<? said to I o tne ?K
creaae ln the number i n'' ,nf
Increaae in tha numbei I " m*";
,,, . - ' houm h ilda ln * *e?
773 <H- |n l*M' 982*508, ai tici'eaae <n f
rx>r cent. Where ia " ??'? ?**
number of oocupanta of each iwcii'.ni om
ln Ittl it had dropped
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