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Elaborate Program Mapped Out, In
i? Whloh. Every Endeavor Will Be
Made to Increase Existing
.Entente Cordlale
Special Cable to The Herald,
■■LONDON, July 29.— An elaborate
program for the occasion of the visit
; Of the French fleet to Splthead in the
.week beginning August 7 shows the
i importance attached to this further
' demonstration of Anglo-French frlend
; King^Edward, Premier Balfour and
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Lans
'" downe will each act aa host at func
tions In honor of the visitors, and both
-houses of parliament have arranged to
. give luncheons in Westminster - hall to
the French officers. The visitors will
' * also ' have • the privilege during their
'stay of free i railway and hotel accom
1 modatlons, in : order that \ they . may
.visit any Interesting places they de
' sire to ' see. -'^P>|^^|pß^jp
/.The king -will review the French and
British fleets August. 9 and will take
' luncheon on board the French flag
ship Massena. The French officers will
be given banquets/luncheons and gar
den parties at Windsor castle, the
■->. Guildhall, . London \ and i elsewhere and
/.will - also be entertained at -various
.-fetes. The fleet will leave for Ports
/ mouth August 14. .
■Thirty Thousand Children Turn Out in
. Procession at Brussels
■, Special Cable to The Herald.
: a BRUSSELS, July 29.— Mrs. Henry
pLane Wilson, the wife of the American
:J minister in : Brussels, arrived here, ■ ac
""Companled by her three sons." The mm;
■; ister's brother, Senator John L: Wilson,
'-'■. with Mrs. Wilson and ' their daughter
I Helen,' arrived by the same steamship.
i -s The count ' of Flanders, accompanied
f '> by ; Col. Terllnden and Maj. Baron de
: : - Moor,' has left for Huy. The prince got
*jJtit at ' Gembloux and' continued in an
'^' automobile.* ■ ] He . returned to .' Brussels
;, : the same evening. . He is leaving for the
'■'Chateau ; dcs Amerols, where he will
.:.' pass " the ' summer. . ' The countess of
who is at present doing her
•V'cure Mont^Dore, : will ' Join her hus
. band at the chateau. ,
'; '.;iThe\' due and ' duchess d'Arenberg
< have'; left". Brussels on a visit ■to their
j children at Nordklrchen, in Westphalia,
*. where they .will remain three months.
7 .;A Mile. 1 Laure Stolet's marriage . with
■ Comte Adrien de Rlbau'courtiWill taks
v place here about the middle of next
v^ Mile. . Velentlne Deppe, daughter 'of
X Maj. and Mme. Deppe,' is to be marrie J
V at Namur to M. Michel Hulsman of the
Brussels . university. -
/.jVThere.was a net profit of nearly 400
.francs from the English 'dramatic per
; f ormance given at the Salle Beriot re
cently, : ' and . this, amount has been
."* handed '; over to ' the British charitable
' '.i The new Swedish minister, Baron yon
■ , Felkenbefg, .has arrived. He was last
at Vienna as charge d'affaires.
.'/.Prince and" Princess Albert were not
r, present . at the ■ first great fete of the
..'National Independence, as the house of
'i- Flanders is in' deep .mourning. The
'.prince/and princess are at present in
i Switzerland/ but will, return In a. week.
'.':* More than 30,000 children took part In
•'-.the 'procession, which 'was .' witnessed
by thousands of spectators. .
. „The same day the king laid the foun
dation stone of the Ecole Mondiale at
/*, Tervueren, '. of which the Congo Frea
. State has ' undertaken the expense : and
upkeep. King Leopold arrived at Ter
vueren at 3:15 o'clock and was received
.- by Col." Five, who presented the mem
■, bers of the organizing committee to his
majesty.-: V. . ;
. Passengers on the 'World's "Largest
u " f -,-; Steamer Can Take Their Meals
;'. on the European Plan
.' Special Cable to Tb* Herald. i
LONDON, July F 29.— The White. Star
! , 'company's latest mammoth liner Amer
,V., V. lea: leaves Harland & Wolff's ' yard at
■ '-' the end^of September, Her appearance
■ introduces . some . notable ; novelties ;. In
? , , transatlantic travel, , for saloon passen
gers niay. book passage simply and pay
\ for. everything a ' la carte, or may take
passage . including . everything', as on
other steamer*. In other words, a pas
senger can travel either on the Amerl
\ can or European plan.'
r - For • the European ' plan there [is a
special restaurant on the upper" deck
and a very magnificent large saloon, the
' . decoration alone of which ; cost £20,000,
the work being done by one of the lead
ing, Paris houses. * The saloon 'la lofty,
.'.with a' large circular dome. There will
be electric passenger and other ele
■• vators.'; ' . >■'.':.'
■The ship is actually the biggest in th<t
world, with 42,000 tons displacement; but
■' owing .to the peculiarities of ; tonnage
, measurement her registered i tonnage is
hot. quite. equal ,to that of the Baltic
- ; Her speed la about IT. knots, 'For the
restaurant, which Is entirely In the
hands of _ Rltz, there will be ' sixty
waiters and cooks. ■ The waiters' will
<*ress as waiters and not as stewards.
Meals will be served at the ordinary
Carlton hotel prices.
Everybody Has Something That He
Wants to Sell to the
Special Cable to The Herald.
PARIS, July. 29.— The .shah of Per
sia, 'now domiciled in a. fashionable
Paris hotel, Is not • too well - protected
against ; Parisians .with axes to ' grind.
All ' day ■ long: people ■ bring - things to
him, hdplngr he, will buy. After / buy-
Ing a sace of typewriters, a brick-col
ored crane . from the Paris zoo ! and a
patent . cocktail . shaker, the shah', en
tered : his hotel yesterday, '. probably
thinking things over for/the day.;.
. But he was called ' to the balcony to
see an automobile demonstration , in
the Champs Elysees, consisting of Col
onel Renard's steerable ' automobile
train; five vehicles ' maneuvering grace
fully around " the hotel. Renard, who
is head of the military balloon \ park,
Invented the train a year ago, ; but •as
it is not patching on .with French of
ficials .or : the public ; he hoped \to . at
tract the shah. The / latter, however,
gave a grunt of horror on seeing the
train, . explaining . to : his suite . his ■ dis
gust for its vivid yellow' color. Hatred
for } this ;tlnt amounts to a ' supersti
tion with ' the ' shah, ' who | thanked ' the
disappointed Renard, but assured him:
"I - could never dream .of ' getting ■ in
side your train." '
Much Sympathy Shown for Victims of
Young Americans
Sreclal | Cable to The' Herald.
INVERNESS, Scotland, July . 29.—
Lord Lovat'a j Gillie, who was wounded
by young Jay Phipps, is not so well and
the procurator fiscal has warned wit
nesses ; that . their, testimony may be
needed again before . the trial. Fears
are now entertained ' that the sight of
the left eye may, like that of the right,
be destroyed. ' ...
Great sympathy' is manifested ' for
Gillie : Fraser. The duke of Portland,
former lessee of the Beaufort salmon
fishings, sent him a sympathetic letter
and a check, ..while Lord Lovat makes
no concealment of his Indignation and
opinion that ' Phipps', shooting , ,wa»
gravely reckless.^ It is said the brothers
will plead guilty to the charge of shoot
ing, but will plead it was without in
tent to kill or. malm,' . and , in ' view ,of
their making generous compensation to
the two men injured they will probably
be fined about $250.
Takes Egypt House, With Traditions
of.- Splendid Entertaining
Special Cable to The Herald.
COWES. July 89.— Consuelo. ' duchess
of Manchester, having ■ given up .. the
idea of taking Egypt house for 'the re
gatta, Mrs. , Potter Palmer has • become
the tenant instead. ; Egypt house is al
ways ; associated with the biggest ' en
tertaining here and Mrs. Potter Palmer
is essaying ■ a big . undertaking '„ if ; »ha
expects to maintain Its traditions.
The absence of the Anthony Drexels,
who entertained on such a magnificent
scale the last few years, will also leave
a great' gap;- still, .the .visit .of .the
French fleet will liven things up, oth
erwise Cowes : would '; this year • have to
play second fiddle to Kiel. -■
Fierce rivalry : between ' the : king and
the kaiser * exists 'over ;. these : regattas
and Englishmen complain; that while
they contribute largely to the success
of Kiel Germans do nothing In 'return.
Special Cable to The Herald.
- PARIS," July, 29.— 1n connection • with
speed 1* ". the great pigeon flying con
test in /France and Antwerp, M.'Fon
der : has . tested the speed •of a swal
low ; with a , remarkable ; result. He
captured one nesting under his roof and
sent s It to . Qompelgne, where it, was
placed 'among the . pigeons. », It flew off
At J>TjW? and ; reached its nest ati 1:28,
having traveled 129 inileu an hour. The
beat pl*«on» made tUrty-uve xullea an
hour (■t.-J
Highly Successful Charity Entertain
ment Given at the Felsberg The
ater Under Management of
R. C. Jackson
Special Cable to The Herald.
LUCERNE, July, 29.— Mr. and Mrs.
Edwin Gould, with their two sons, Ed
win Gould, jr., and Frank Miller Gould,
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Li Se wall, Mrs. G.
Edgar French and Mrs. Robert B. Coy
Kendall: have arrived ; from Innsbruck
and are stopping at the Hotel National.
Mr. and ■ Mrs. George " Jay . Gould ar
rived from Geneva in their forty horse
power / Mercedes : automobile and are
also at the Hotel National.' : .- ■
At the Schweltzerhof are Mr. Stewart
L. .Woodford, the ■'■ former ''American
minister to Spain, Mrs. Woodford, Miss
Susan t Curtis ! Woodford Jand Mr. "and
Mrs. H. A. Hurlbert of New^Tork.'who
Intend ■ to • make } a- 1 long • sojourn, and
Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Hamburger of Bal
timore. ' /' ■•.'-
..'Countess Raewuska of Paris has ar
rived for the season. She is stopping at
the Hotel National.
Miss Katharine" Smith of New York
has also arrived at the Hotel National.
.- Miss ; : Harriet 1 /: Fowler of St. Louis,
with her grandmother, Mrs. H. Hardy,
who have passed the winter, and spring
in Rome, 'has arrived at the Hotel Na
tional , from Villa d'Esta, -' where ' they
had passed some weeks.
,' Mrs.*; S: 8. . Elklns, the wife of the
United States' senator from. West Vir
ginia, 'Is at the " Hotel National.
.The' Rev. Dr.V George Van De Water
of I New .', York, . who has j occupied ', the
pulpit ; of the American Episcopal
church for the last two Sundays, to the
great pleasure of the American' colony,
is leaving .with his charming wife | this
week.' 'their, short visit they
have made hosts 'of friends, who much
regret i their departure. .
1 D£ .Van" De' Water gave a small din
ner at the Lucerne club the other even
ing,' complimentary to" Archbishop Sea
ton. 'Among . the guests were Mr. and
Mrs. Bles, Mr." and Mrs. John ' N. Hus
sey, Miss Gwendoline Carey, Mr. Jevls
and ' Mr. Churchill Moore.' Archbishop
Beaton has left for ' Baden.
Mahmoud ' Pacha Sidky, the gover
nor of ' Alexandra,' has arrived fromthe
Italian lake district and ' is stopping ' at
the Hotel Victoria. ,
; Mr. and Mrs. 1 Stone Wells have ar
rived from Bad-Nauheim In their twen
ty-eight horse power Mercedes automo
bile.',; They ; will \ be at 'the , Hotel' Na
tional for several ;. weeks. ... Not „ for
many seasons has there been given so
pleasing arid i successful a "variety en
tertainment at the Bijou theater of the
Felsberg on the ' hillside as that of the
other evening.;
It was a charity performance, with a
good ;'■ program '•; of '■. songs," recitations,
"danses plastlques" .; and ' cakewalks,
those taking - part being amateurs and
visitors of the , Felsberg, ' who had : de
voted much time and labor to prepar
ing j for the entertainment under ' the
very able' direction of Mr. ■ R, ■ C Jack
son of New. Tork.; ,
Valuable Painting Stolen From Gallery
of .the ; Marchese , Bastogl
Bptolal CabU to Th* i Herald.
FLORENCE. , July 29.— An important
example of Paul Veronese's painting is
reported to nave , been stolen .from tbe
picture gallery of the Marchese Bas
togl. The police are making strict in
quiry, but no ; trace of the thieves has
been found. -
. Tbe * family, of , the Marchese Bastogl
is one of the wealthiest in Italy,' and tbe
rumor , in therefore', discredited ' that , a
robbery has ' been made to account for
the ; disappearance .of ■ the picture to
evade the' severe penalty of the Facca
Uw, ■ which forbids { Ute . nU«n*Uy« o(
.'work* of art from the country*
Anna Ooutd't Husband Poses at In.
troducer of New Btylo but Doei
Not Bucceed In Attracting .
Special Cable to The Herald.
PARIS, July 29.— Count Bonl de Cas
tellane has been trying hard to intro
duce a new fashion, that of wearing a
long, light overcoat at all times, : even
In the hottest weather. He and his wife
are now at Deauvllle for a few weeks,
but they stayed in Paris just as long
as they could bear the hear and were
seen every evening at Armenonville, In
the Bols, the countess always In white
and wearing > her . Inevitable white
feather boa, and the count never with
out his long, light overcoat. V
. But the weather was against htm and
no one else, at least among those whose
doings make comment, followed the ex
ample. ' :'...■■'■
Continental resorts are crowded with
American ! Parisians,"' who have shut
their hotels and hurried to the sea or
to the mountains.
' Mrs. Reed Jameson of New York has
left her Pare Monceavi home for Llon
sur-Mer for several weeks. Viscount
ess Tredern has stopped 1 the brilliant
series of fetes she' was l giving In f the
Palace Vendome to take a short rest at
the Chateau de Brissac,' one of the most
superb country seat's In France.'
Count and \ Countess Louis de . Gon
taut-Blron are on their way t6" Con
stantinople to pay a vislt'to' the "Amer
ican Minister and Mrs. Lelchmann, the
countess' parents.".
\; At other resorts there "are from Paris
Mrs.'- Frank Young and her daughter at
Homburg, Mrs.: James Hayderi at Cha
let Guyon, Mr. and ' Mrs. ; Magruder at
their Villa' Caprice, : Etretat. • / Mrs.
Standish goes to • Dlvonne with her
nieces,' Mile. • de Montesqulou. ;
, 'Alx-les-Balns is \ most popular . . with
Americans.) Gov.- Frank : Brown and
his son leave the Rltz today in an au
tomobile to spend several ', weeks there.
Mr. : and Mrs.- George j Newell,' have just
arrived . with a * touring j party T and j are
passing through' there-. In; a 'motor car
for Italyl:- ; ' '. . -,;. ,':.; ... !■.''.
Roxburghe and Portland 1 Trip Each
Othe Up at Ball
Special Cable' to' The Herald.
' LONDON, July ." ZS.^f-The duchess of
Roxburghe, ; dancing ' with the duke bf
Sutherland at Lady_ Dickson; Poyn
der's; ball : this : week,; wearln^fjall her
rope of pearls, came into collision with
the. duchess of Portland, : knocking her
down. ••'■>' .",'• •
. The duchess of Roxburghe's tiara was
knocked • off, her pearl ' rope .caught in
the duchess of Portland's dress and
broke, but . fortunately ! all the pearls
were recovered. / The ; accident caused
a greatconimotion for a few moments,
the duchess of Portland being . almost
faint for a while. /' ."
Mrs. Chauncey was the prettiest wo
man in the room, Ina soft blue dress
with 'chains of diamonds looped across
the bodice, almost covering the front.
Mrs. Cavendish ' Bentlnck / was ■ there
with ! her two girls, , dressed i alike in
white with pearl necklaces, while Mrs.
Ogden Mills' Jewels were much ad
mired. ' . , •;!•.,.
Sir William . Garstln Bags Tusks
Weighing 294 Pounds
Special Cable to The Herald.
CAIRO, July 29.— The presence of
both the sirdar and minister of war was
greatly missed from the prlte-day cere
mony of the .Military Cadet, school at
Abbassleh. . Col. Matchett s presided,
and In his address ? plainly , said that
owing to, the. curtailed; training of the
cadets the Egjrptian : army was ; being:
staffed with inferior officers. .The pro
ceedings concluded very heartily, how
ever, the cadets closing. with the usual
stirring cry f'Ettendimez Chok Yasha!"
Mitchell Innes has returned', from
leave, Ctvpt. Ensor with him, and Capt.
McMurdo is due to ' return • from his
slave, trade mission along 'the* White
Nile. --..' . ',',',/ ' ;'\ ,'
Sir William Garstln on ' his recent
travels in the regions of the .Upper
Nile shot the largest elephant on,rec
ord since the regaining of the Soudan.
The tusks weigh 294 pounds.
Ambassador and Mrs. Relc 1 Are Chief
Quests at Lady Newbor.
ough'a Party
Special Cabl* to Tb« Htrajd. ', ,',',' ;■ '„.,; v
LONDON. July 89.—Lady Newbor- ;
ough(born Grace Carr), who has been
the prettiest married woman at several
big balls in the last fortnight, had an
important party . herself *In ; Portland
place this week when Ambassador and
Mrs. Reid were the; chief guests." Fif
teen persons sat at one long table la
den i with Mahnalson roses I and'; every
possible dainty, while , the chief drinks'
were the alMashlonable ginger/ beor
and ginger .\ ale. Lady New borough
looked i lovely, in a dress of the palest
blue ! silk embroidered J with the patent
pink rosea and i edgings of , old Mechlin
lace, while -Mrs. WhtteUw • Reid wore
pal* gray wltb. Wack lace and a lovely
diamond brooch.
Open Winter and Mild Spring Have
Caused Birds to Thrive, « and »■■
Deer Are Reported as
Special Cable to The Herald.
'■LONDON, July 29.— Following Cowes
will come the rush for the moors, where
in t anticipation of, great sport, many
big house parties ' are , being arranged.
The < prospects for the . grouse shooting
iii ' both '■: Scotland and North England
appear exceedingly bright : this . year. <
Not , for many, years, says an Edin
burgh , correspondent, have the pros
pects ' for ' the " "Twelfth" in , Scotland
Leen brighter than now, and with ' a
continuation of the > excellent : weather
I;revailing at the . present ' time the
moors this year will' provide splendid
The reasons. for this gratifying out
look are not far to seek. To begin with
a ',' fairly good stock of birds ; was left
over from last season on many of the
moors and almost all parts of the coun
try enjoyed an open . winter. ;• With
abundance of stock, a fairly dry spring
and no frost, every thing, was favorable
In' the breeding season ; and the chicks
were also fortunate as, . regards the
weather. '
Game Aided by -Weather
Heavy • rainstorms, which; so .often
sweep over the Scottish moors in the
early spring, carrying destruction and
death to the broods, were, except in
one or two Isolated districts, conspic
uous by their absence this " year, so
that almost everywhere - the ■ birds got
an unusually good start ' and .with fa
vorable weather experienced : '•'. in May
and June they have thriven Immensely.
.The coveys : average from .seven to
eight, ' and ' a' consensus of opinion
among gamekeepers, hill ! farmers and
shepherds is to the effect . that not
only are the , birds numerous, but
healthy and strong on the wing.
It is also gratifying to be able to re
port that the king and his guests, with
a continuation of the favorable weath
er, will be able to share to the full the
excellent sport, which * at , the present
time his subjects seem destined to en
joy on the moors which are well
stocked with game, all in the same
healthy condition which characterized
the birds in other parts of the country.
As regards deer, the forests have th«
came satisfactory tale to tell. The open
winter was favorable to' deer and in
many of the forests little hand feeding
had to be done, there being a plentiful
supply . of . pasture. .......
Stags Show Good Heads
As the result deer are reported nu
merous and In splendid ' condition. ; Al
ready In the Braemar district the stags
are reported to be showing good heads
with 'plenty, of weight and the same
may be said of aienmulck.
In these circumstances deer stalkln*
ought to afford excellent sport.
C. : B. Hunter, who continues to be
lessee: of the famous Wemmergill
moors. ; has a new neighbor. Mr. Whit
ney of New. York, who holds the sport
ing right , of Volwlck hall, so pictures
quely . situated near Winch ■ bridge.
Partridges,' pheasants and , hares [ have
been 'introduced so that' capital mixed
sporting Is available.
j On the Cleveland moora Lord Downe
will , , find excellent sport and ', heavy
It Is expected that the Duke of De
vonshire will entertain - the prince »of
Wales at . Bolton abbey when .:■ the
shooting season opens. , Both there and
at Chatsworth < the duke has extensive
Bhoot lngs, which are particularly well
stocked. ItttSHfIBPSH
It only remains to be added \ that
pheasants and partridges have done
equally ■well with ;grouse. v > The num
ber of eggs laid. and hatched was dis
tinctly, above the average. .
American Business Men] Oppose .'the
Schemo for Conversion of Palais
Royal Into ■ Emporium
Special Cable to The Herald/
PARIS, July 29.— The American
scheme to buy or rent the Palais Royal
with the object of converting it into a
huge department store, Including a ho
tel and theater on the "American '; plan,
promises v to , be a'; failure.":/. Difficulties
confront • the : project on all sides; ■ M.
Bernard, the, rich private! banker, '..who
has put tip most of the French capital,
has ' grown lukewarm, while ,■ Stanley
Stoner of St. Louis, United States con
sul general in India, who "put up most
of the money foi* the expenses involved
In presenting the scheme on both sides
of the Atlantic, charges Theodore Stan
ton ; and lYvesJGuyot, 'particularly -the
former,"i with , spending a, 1 large' parti of
the money. fin entertainments ~> in New
York and Paris, 1 supposed to be destined
to forward 'the undertaking, but : care
lessly squandered.
;, What has given a death blow.tOjthe
Palais Royal idea Is the opposition ]of
American - business men in ; Paris, \ who
could /not see ] how it ' would ' advance
American interests , here; believing!: lt
would work i harm instead ' of good Jto
concentrate Americans in a single out
of-the T way locallty.'l -,' '
" "The American tourist L does not want
an American hotel and theater in Paris
these days,"; said a prominent ' Ame
rican banker to 'the World correspon
dent. "He wants ' French ; : shops ,' and
French establishments of all sorts: oth
erwise he might as well remain in New
York, / It , would ! be many yearß before
the ■ Stanton-Guyot colossal j scheme
could pay " a sou dividend; -It was : a
dream of unpractical men."' •
Writes on .;' Reform: in the Roman
Catholic Church, and
' • Causes Stir '
Special Cable to The Herold.
ROME, July 29.^-Prof. Charles Brlggs*
article in : the North American Review
on ; "Reform in : the ! Roman ' Catholic
Church"; has caused great Interest '; in
Vatican circles/where Prof. Brlggs has
many intimate friends, several of whom
quite recognize the Justice of his crltlc
iams of the Curia and are said to have
encouraged ■ him during '; his": recent 'so-;
journ in , Rome ■to help • forward "„ the
cause of Catholic reform by. publishing
just such an article. ' A copy of the Re
view ! has ' been placed ' in the hands ■of
the pope, who immediately directed that
a ; summary of the article In Italian : be
His holiness retains impressions of the
illustrious 'American .Biblical critic's
personality, every, whit as favorable as
those carried away by, Prof. Brlggs of
Plus X, who devoted half an hour re
cently to exchanging ; theological . ideas
in his private apartments. .
Special Cable to The Herald.
LUCERNE, July, 29.— With reference
to the . outrage inflicted on ' Mrs. Gould
by a Swiss peasant while driving in her
automobile near i Kussnach t, the ,' gov
ernor of . the [ town , of : Kussnacht ' has
written a letter, to Colonel Pfyfter, pro
prietor of the Hotel National,'express
ing i regret for the ! incident and "assur
ing him that the guilty, man .would not
escape a just punishment and 'also ex
pressing the hope' that the Incident for
which one person alone was responsible
will no t be laid to the * charge ■of the
entire population of , the district.
W TTie^est Hot Weather Medicine p
r'-'l |^^j(^^y<yP-^»^^^ l^l^ffl|^^A^^B> I'll
tJLmi PRE .yaS!!i?liiiit»Hii!fmS!!mi!iiiiif l |?ir gl ' TiIOIIBIUE * '^mJf 1
Thinks Pending Conference Will £nd. :
War, but Regrets Opportunity
to Inflict Crushing.
iiriririTTiiiiiM int'a-?.
Rppclnl Ohie to Th« IHthM. . ; ■
■ PARIS, t July 29.^-fJen. - fjtackelberi,
back from Manchurian battlefleiils, may
be seen any day oh* the Paris' boule
vards, , Ho does not care to be recog
nised, and is not using his own name,
because : he '« does not want ■ to . be ques
tioned : regarding the war. . Neverthe
less, he' fights ovtr. his .campaigns by
the hour over the table for. the benefit
of a few, friends,' a loaf ; of bread repre
senting the Japanese, . a saltcellar the
Russians. These: objects ; really ■ repre
sent," according to Stackelberg, the reU
tive'volume 'of , the J--ianese and Rus
sian forces.
He says the Russians are now in bet
ter. trim to meet the yellow, troops ' than'
ever before, and ' he i thinks It will,' be a
great pity, if peace * is ' declared ' before
one more mighty 'effort, is made to
crush the triumph of the mikado ■". by a
complete route of the Japanese army.: :
,'• Stackelberg .' insists ; that : . numerically, 1
the : Russians . are : now ' tolerably equal
to ' the Japs, which '• has ; not i been V the"
case since the battle of the Yalu river,
and' says . the Russian artillery.;- Is '. nowj
superior to that of the enemy, 1 while the
persistent' target ; practice' of "the j lint
few months has 'created the : most , ef ;
flclent body of ' gunners ', In fthe " world.'
The'general thinks the "comparative 'in-j
effectiveness of . the , Cossacks : the blgr
gest surprise of the war,' but adds UJa'
now : possible ' to : go to work / immr
dlately.to repair. the faults,. which con
sist mostly /In lack of. drill : and not
enough mobility. Stackelberg j Isj silent
on the question of .whether he "will're
turn to the, scene of war, or, not.; '/.
Although not j- believing that peaje
ought to be made at once he, thinks the
New . Hampshire- conference / Is T J tnoro
tWn likely to end the struggle,'especial-
ly, If : the Japanese do' not ' make fa^ d»»*
mand ,to ' hold, Saghallen; s permanently
and do not insist on an exhaustive in
demnity. /'
Exceptional Brilliancy Will Mark An-
nual Racing Event— Royalty a
''■■/-'Great 'Attraction "' -''■■'.
Special Cable to, The Herald.'
LONDON, July early in
the season as ; lt ■ may be, the ] Solent, is
full i'of yachts, 1 and, ' according ], to f the
correspondent i at Cowes,'; 'providing '^the
fine weather continues, the Cowes week
this year promises to be one of excep
tional brilliancy./
The visit ofHhe French fleet and the
presence of royalty undoubtedly, will be
great ■ attractions , and \ the ; raclng|pro^
gram ' also /will ' offer . many Inducements
to yachting enthusiasts. ! The , king and'
queen are expected to reach" Cowes *Au^
gust. 4 and . special moorings are; to ] be
laid down for the royal| yacht .Victoria
and Albert,' on which a number, of dis
tinguished guests are tb be entertained
during the week. , ;
His majesty's famous cutter, the Bri-]
tarinia, has" had her. mast stepped and
the rigging is : now; being j set ; up. Or
ders ' have been given to - fit hereout; as
expedlously, as possible and the work Is
being pushed forward with the greatest
'■■ , Princess Henry of Battenbergr, gover
nor, of the Isle of Wright, has returned
to? Osborn/ cottage \tLn&'' the \ Duchess
Marie: of Saxe-Cobourg ; has , promised 1
to visit Cowes during the autumn.
. ■.'•£j9t^m
Introduction of .Taximeter
Arouses Their Violent
•' " Displeasure ' !; ' l -
Speolal Cable 16 Tb* Herald.
PARIS. } July ;. 29.— The taximeter, cab,'
which has made such progress, and fills'
the bill '• bo well ihat it threatens; tVex^
terminate thesystem','* l» ! course" and
"a l'heure," .'. is .; menaced with , suddenj
suppression. ' The cabmen, who hither
to have received one-fifth on* their', tak> (
Ings, threaten. to, strike at* the' reduc
tion to ■ 15 ; per ; cent.'? •
The reduction results from a dispute
over ': cleaning ; : the • cabs and , ; grooming
the horses. '■ ':, Under^ the old > system J the
"cabbies'" ] did ' it, - but ; under !• the \ new
system .they ■ refuse" and ■ consequently _,
the company struck ' off ; 5 :, per . cent to
pay * the [ grooms and stablemen.
A strike .is temporarily ' averted, the
men agreeing to trythe new system for
two weeks "more. '

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