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VOLUME LXXVIII.— NO. 22.
CHRISTEHNS THE CANAL
Germany's Ruler Honors
the Memory of Wil
liam the Great.
TAPS THE CORNERSTONE.
With This Ceremony the Big
Waterway Is Opened to
REVIEW OF THE WAR-VESSELS.
While the Bands of Many Nations
Play the Emperor Passes on
the Imperial Yacht.
KTEL, Germany, June 21.— Everybody
Tras at an i arly boor this morning
wearing places of advantage to see the
ceremony of laying the keystone of the
canal at Holtenau. Thousands Hocked to
Holtenau by land and water. Keverdid the
harbor of Kid present so animated an ap
pearance. Tlie Kaiser went to Holtenau
early on board a steam launch. The en
tire highway from Kif-1 to the mouth of
the canal had been beflagged.
At 11 o'clock shouts of "Der Kaiser
kommt!" aro>e. Tho Emperor, whose ar
rival was tlie signal of deafening cheers,
was in an admiral's uniform and walked to
his place with martial bearing. He ac
knowledged the enthusiastic greetings
His Majesty, having taken a standing
position before the dais. Chancellor Hohen
lohe asked the imperial assent to com
mence the proceedings u:r! then read a
document relating to the ceremony, after
which the Kaiser approached the stone
and, receiving a mallet from the Bavarian
plenipotentiary in tlie Bundesrath, tapped
the stone. The stone aiso received blows
from tlie royal Princes present, from the
members of the Bundcsrath and other
state officials. The stone being laid, the
Kaiser returned to his place at the dais.
The Emperor, in laying the Keystone of
the canal, said:
"In memory of Emperor William the
Groat I christen this cana] the Kaiser
Wilbelm canal." His Majesty then
tapi>cd the stone thrice, continuing:
"In the name of God. in honor of Em
; -William I, for the weal of Germany
ami the welfare of the nations."
Chancellor Hohcnlohe's document piv
ins a history of tlie canal with a set of
coins of the reign of Emperor Frederick
111 was placed in the stone, which was
then closed. After tiie Emperor had
taypert the stone with a mallet, tho Em
press stepped forward and performed the
same act. followed by Hie Crown Prince of
Prussia, the Prince Regent of Bavaria,
the Kinp of Saxony, the Grand Duke of
Baden, the Grand Duke of Hesse and a
n timber of others.
It had been araanged in the course of
preparations for the celebration that the
n^t aibled warships should steam past the
Hohenzollern in review, but for some un
explained reason it wns decided later that
the Emperor's yacht should merely steam
through the lines of tin; German and for
eign fleets lying at anchor. This was ac
cordingly done, all of the ships saluting the
ITohenzollern as she passed. AU nf the
shins were literally covered with Hags and
in the bright sunshine made a magnificent
The imperial yacht Hohenzoi'ern in be
ginning the review of the foreign ami Gter
nian warships assembled in the- liarbor left
her anchorage at 3 o'clock and steamed out
from the mouth of the canal, turning
southward and going between the first and
second of the four lines of warships
anchored above the entrance on the
west side of the bay. These two
lines comprised the Russian, Spanish,
Bwedish, Norwegian and Dutch vessels.
Rounding the northernmost Dutch ship,
she returned betwepn the fourth line, com
prised of the Austrian and French and
German ships, and a line along the east
bank, consisting of one Austrian, two
Roumanian, two Italian and one Turkish
She continued on that side toward the
other end of the bay, passing the French
fleet, and, roundinc the British Blenheim,
went up between the English and German
lines. The Emperor stood alone behind the
mainmast, and above the commander's
bridge tne Hohenzolkrn's band playing
Tsnceasingly, wnile the bands of tho various
ships, without regard to nationality,
played "Heil Dir in Siegerkranz." alost of
the warships had their yards manned, and
the cheering was incessant.
The international fleet which was in-
Rpected by the Emperor comprised the
Germany— Hohenzollern, Kaiser Adler.
Kurfurst.Friedrich Wilhelm, Brandenburg,
Weissenburg, Woerth. Baden, Baiern,
Wurtemberg, Frith jof, Hildehrand, Heim
dabl, Hagen, Beowulf. Siegfried. Stosch,
<ineisenau, Moltke, Kaiserin Augusta,
Jagd, Pfeil, Biitz, Meteor, Grille, Mars,
Corola, Bluecher ana Hay.
G reat Britain— Under Renr-Admiral Lord
Kerr and Captain Alington : Royal Sover
eign, Empress of India, Resolution*, Re
pulse, Blenheim, Bellona. Speedy, Halcy
on, Enchantress, Osborne. Total, 80,510
Italy— Under the Dnke of Genoa, Vice-
Admiral Accidi and Rear-Admiral Gran
ville: Savoia, Re Umberto, Sardegna, An
drea de Ria, Rpggerio di Lauria, Stromboli,
Etruria, Arutrusia, Partenope. Total, 38,
--317 tons; 180 officers. 3309 men.
United States — Under Rear- Admiral
Kirkland : New York, Columbia, San Fran
cisco, Marblehead. Total, 21,747 tons; 75
officers, 1479 men.
Russia— Under Rear-Admiral Skrydlow:
Imperator, Alexander 11, Rurik, Grosias
tochy; 70 officers, 1305 men.
France — tinder Rear-Admiral Menard:
Hoche, Dupuy de Lome, Sarcouf.
Snain — Felayo, Infanta Maria, Teresa,
Marquesa de La Ensenada; 50 officers,
Austria-Hungary — Under Rear- Admiral
Archduke Charles Stephen; Ka'serin und
Konigin Maria Theresa, Kaiser Franz
Josef I, Kaiserin Elizabeth, Trabant; 52
officers, 1212 men. ,
Sweden and Norway— Under Admiral
The San Francisco Call.
THE GERMAN EMPEROR'S YACHT THE HOHENZOLLERN — CROSS-SECTION VIEW.
[Reproduced from the Xew York World.]
1. PROMENADE DECK.
•£. UPPER DECK.
3. SALOON DECK.
6. SMOKING SALOON.
0. SKYLIGHT OF THE DINING SALOON.
7. MAP CABIN.
8. COMMANDER'S BRIDGE AND STEERING APPA
9. IMPERIAL COMMANDER'S CABIN AND COMMAND
11. SKYLIGHT FOR SECRETARY'S MEBBROOM.
12. SKYLIGHT FOR MESSROOM OF SUIT?;.
13. STAIRCASE LEADING TO IMPERIAL APART
14. THE BLUE SALON (largest apartment of the ship).
yon Klimeberg; Gota, Thule, Edda.Yiking,
Netherlands— At jeh, Alkmar ; 25 officers,
Denmark, under Commodore Gad —
Geiser, Hekla, Havhesten, Varulven, So
loven, Storen ; 32 officers, 370 men.
Portugal— Vasco di Gama.
Turkey — Fuad.
Koumania— Eiisabeta, Mircea; 23 officers,
As soon as the nav^l review was finished
a grand banquet was held in the imperial
marquee at Holteuau, where lOTJ guests
sat down to dinner, which lasted a long
time. The great hall in which the Kaiser's
banquet took place is built on the south
side (Kiel side) o? the canal along the tor
pedo shelter, which runs from the mouth
of the canal toward Wik Bay, and is sepa
rated from Kiel harbor by a mile. The idea
to give the building the appropriate shape
of a ship originated with the Emperor
Eleven hundred guests were at the ban
quet. The Emperor sat at a horseshoe
table on a raised dais, amid German
.sovereigns and other royal personages.
Chancellor yon Hohenlohe sat opposite,
with Sir Edwjml Malet, the British Em
bassador to Germany, on his right, and
Ahmed Tewh'k Pasha, the Turkish Embas
sador, on his left. The other guests were
diplomats, admirals, officers, ministers,
members of the Reichstag and one news
paper man for each nation.
. Upon the conclusion of the banquet the
Emperor made a speech, in which he said:
"It is with delight and pride that I
look around this brilliant festal gathering,
and in the name of my high allies I bid all
a hearty welcome and express mv heart
felt thanks for the good feeling shown us
on tho completion of a work which, x>lanned
and achieved in peace, is now open to gen
iI is Majesty described the inception and
progress of the work, and then continued :
"The participation in the festival of the
powers whose representatives we see
among us, and whose splendid ships we
to-day admired, I acknowledge the more
readily as I believe I am right in perceiv
ing therein a complete vindication of the
efforts we directed toward the maintenance
of peace. Germany will range this work
on the side of those accomplished in the
sen-ice of peace and will esteem herself
fortunate if the canal in this sense further
strengthens our friendly relations with
other powers. I drain my glass to the
welfare ol friendly sovereign powers."
Throughout the speech cheering was fre
quent, and especialty at those parts in
which the Emperor made references to
peace. Afterward his Majesty received the
foreign admirals, including Admiral Me
nard. After the banquet, his Majesty
watched the ships and fireworks.
Amid the brilliancy the darkness of the
French vessels which were under steam
ready to depart made a curious contrast.
They sailed during the night. It was
officially declared that the only reason for
their departure was that they might be
able to be in French waters on the anni
versary of the death of President Carnot*
Many visitors were received on board
the French flagship during her presence
here. Admiral Menard, in conversation
with press reporters, declared that he was
greatly satisfied with his reception and the
festival generally. He added: "I am very
happy to see that this festival of peace has
taken so brilliant a course, undisturbed by
the slightest untoward incident."
To-night the town is a seething mass of
humanity. Thousands of sailors and sol
diers in every variety of uniform are in the
streets or in the public resorts all mingling
in the heartiest of good comradeship. The
windows of the shops are filled with naval
devices and much of the same kind of
ornamentation can be seen in the windows
of private residences.
The hotels, restaurants and temporary
booths are feeding a constant stream of
visitors, whose appetites have been sharp
ened by the excitement of the day. At
dusk the scene of the water was one of un
paralleled beauty. All the warships were
outlined with a fairy-like tracery of lamps,
and some of them had brilliant displays of
fireworks. Altogether the display was the
most brilliant ever seen hero, and probably
finer than ever seen in Germany.
The New York, temporary flagship of
the squadron, had a splendid design sixty
feet long against her funnels. It read;
"America sends hearty greeting to Ger
many upon the completion of the canal."
Set pieces and pictures of the Emperor and
President Cleveland, each forty feet square,
were also displayed.
Hundreds of officers have inspected the
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 22, 1895.
15. ROOM WHERE THE KAISER RECEIVES REPORTS.
It. THE KAISER'S OWN OFFICE.
17. KAISER'S BEDROOM.
18. KAISER'S TOILET-ROOM.
19. KAISER'S BATHROOM.
20. ROOM OP THE IMPERIAL PRINCES.
21. BOOM OF THE SUITE OF IMPERIAL PRINCES.
25. CABIN FOR THE SUITE.
26. OFFICE OF THE SIX RET ARIES.
'-»?. CABIN FOR FOUR SECRETARIES.
28. STEAM-STEERING ENGINE.
30. APARTMENTS FOR THE COMMANDERS AND OFFI
American vessels. They are especially
interested in the. Columbia. The Russian
officers have thrice examined her minutely.
JCXJ'T.OSIOy OF A. OILER.
Four Seamen Injured an the Launch of
the San Francisco.
LONDON, Esq., June 21.— The Morning
Post will to-morrow publish a dispatch
from Kiel saying that at 8 o'clock Friday
morning the boiler of the launch of the
American warship San Francisco ex
ploded. Two men were seriously and two
slightly injured. The launch was return- i
ing to the ship with provisions at the time
of the accident. The launch and the suf
ferers were taken to the San Francisco by
a longboat from one of the German ships. j
NO WOMEN ARE RESCUED.
Denial of the Story of the Find
ing of More Colima
Mexican Authorities Search the
Locality of tho Reported Dis
covery in Vain.
MAZATLAN, Mr.x., June 21.— The lat
est report from Manzanillo denies the find
ing of any more survivors of the Colima to
the south of that port.
The telegram states that no women nor
children survivors were found yet. The
rescue party sent out has not. returned yet,
but it is highly improbable that the report
The authorities have sent out parties to
search localities where rumor said the sur
vivors have been seen, but no more have
been found and all rumors thus far have
proved misrepresentations. It is highly
probable that no more of the Colima's pas
sengers or crew will ever be heard from.
OF INTEREST TO THE COAST.
Hoards Selected to Examine Supplies to
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 21.— A
postoffice was to-day established at Tib
bots, Inyo County, Cal., with Mattie P.
Smith as postmisstress.
By direction of the Acting Secretary o f
War a board of survey to consist of Lieu
tenant-Colonel Charles R. Greenleaf,
deputy surgeon-general, Lieutenant-Colo-
nel James G. C. Lee, deputy quartermaster
generaJ, and Major Charles P. Eagan. com
missary of subsistence, will assemble at
tne general depot of the quartermaster's
department at San Francisco, from time
at the call of the senior member, for the
purpose of ascertaining and fixing the re
sponsibility for any loss or damage exist
ing in articles of clothing, camp and garri
son equipage received at. the depot during
the next fiscal year. Lieutenant-Colonel
Greenleaf, Major Eagan and Captain Addi
son Barrett, military storekeeper, will as
semble at the samedepot to fix the respon
sibility for any loss or damage existing in
articles of the quartermaster's supplies re
ceived during the year.
Pensions have been granted as follows:
California— Original— Thomas Maroney,
Benicia; Thomas Salter, Los Angele3;
Peter Mooney, National Soldiers' Home.'
Additional — George Sonnenberg, alias
Jacob Metz, San Miguel. Reissue— Lewis
Oregon: Increase — John G. Young
Washington: Reissue — Cornelius E.
Molmndro, Oakdale; Charles A. Moore,
Counterfeiting Haytittn Stamps.
NEW YORK, N. V., June 21.—Maxi
milian Martret, a Frenchman, was ar
rested last night by United States Secret
Service officers and locked up on a charge
of counterfeiting postage stamps of the
Haytian Republic. When searched 20,000
3-cent stamps of the Haytian Republic
were found in his possession. Five plates
for making the stamps and a machine for
perforating them were found in Martret's
Tlie Jumpers' Mine, Johannesburg.
LONDON, Esq.. June 31.— A cablegram
has been received from the head othce at
Johannesburg stating the following results
for last month: Crushed, 10,390 tons; ob
tained from mill, 47til ounces of gold ; from
concentrates, equal to 806 ounces of gold;
from tailiugs, by cyanide, f>72 ounces of
gold; total, 6139; profit, £8750.
31. OFFICERS' MESS.
S2. SKYLIGHT/OFFICERS' MESS.
33. ELECTRIC SEARCH-LIGHT.
M. BACKBOARD LANTERN.
36. ANCHOR WINDLASS ("Kane-steps").
36. LIVING-ROOMS OF THE CREW.
SHJ. STARBOARD ENGINE.
39. BACKBOARD ENGINE.
40. CON DENSE 11.
41. AIR-SHAFT OF THE ENGINE-ROOM.
43. STARBOARD BOILER.
44. BACKBOARD BOILER.
46. NARROW-GAUGE RAILWAY FOR COAL TRANSPORT
47. AXLE-TREE TUNNEL.
WEIRD INDIAN FUNERAL
A Young Chief Buried From
Church in the Presence
of His Tribe.
All Were Adorned With Paint and
Arrayed in Full Savage
CINCINNATI, Ohio, June 21.— The
funeral of Hidden Bird, the yoong Cree
lawyer, who died at the "Zoo" on Thurs
day, that took place to-day in this city, was
not only the most weird and impressive
that was ever known here, but is the only
one on record in which an uncivil
ized Indian vta* t> +\ with all the
trappings of his tribe that was in attend
ance in a modern Catholic church. The
chief of the tribe— the only Crees on earth
—attended the services, horribly
painted find clothed in savage raiment.
The funeral was in St. Loomis, the larg
est Catholic church in Ohio. The Crees
are charitably kept at the "Zoo, r> as they
arc homeless, having been abandoned by a
The procession of. lndians started from
the "Zoo."' At the head of the line in a
"Zoo" wagonette, was the big chief, Little
Bear, while beside him were Brush Tail,
Buffalo Face and an interpreter.
Following were "White Snake and Maggie,
brother and sister of the dead. Next
was the medicine man and fifty
braves and squaws on ponies, painted in
the most startling manner. They wore
beads and carried feathers, and ail wore
moccasins. At the rear of the procession
was a rough cart containg the squaw >and
children of Little Bear, all painted and
wearing blankets loosely wrapped about
The crowd was enormous, and it became
uecessary to call police aid. At the church
all dismounted and followed the chief into
the sacred edifice.
Professor A. J. Box presided at the or
gan. Fathers Peters and Kuppens, also
wearing moccasins, aided by two chancel
boys, conducted the ceremonies.
Many women and children were fright
ened as the Indians filed in. Napoleon,
the interpreter, was called upon by the
priest and addressed the tribe in its own
language. The church was dark and awe
inspiring in the low lights, but the painted
faces looked straight ahead. A black
coffin contained the body of the painted
corpse, and it was clothed in garments of
When the corpse was exposed for the
last time each Indian stooped and as he
passed kissed the face three times.
The procession to the grave was viewed
by thousands. At the grave Indian rites
prevailed, and the cemetery was crowded
to the gates. Not a word, not a sound,
came from all the painted crowd. At the
end they went back to their desolate camp
stolid, silent and without, signs of grief.
CONSPIRED TO BURN HOUSES.
Insurance Companies Swindled Out of
Xearhf One Million Hollars.
NEW YORK, N. V.. June 21.— After the
result of investigations made during the
last few weeks much evidence has been
accumulated in the District Attorney's
office tending to show the existence of a
conspiracy to burn houses, to defraud in
surance companies and to divide the in
Samuel Milch, one of the ringleaders,
has made a confession, as a result of which
detectives yesterday arrested George W.
Holt and Policeman C. F. Lenz. The de
tectives hold warrants for the arrest of
other persons, two of whom are Henry
Colin and Coppel Fre«dland, the shirt
Holt is one of the best known fire insur
ance adjusters in the city.
According to the confession in the hands
of the District Attorney the public adjust
ers who were in the conspiracy were Max
Graver, now in the State's Prison; Adolf
Hirschkof, who has confessed and disap
peared; Morris Schoenholz, now in the
tombs awaiting trial, and Louis Graver, a
According to Milch, the real heads, those
who profited by the work, were men in the
insurance companies, salaried officials,
who, in order to grow rich rapidly,
proved false to their trusts. He has
furnished the names of all these
men to the District Attorney, and it
is said every one, provided he does not
flee, will be behind the doors of the tombs.
According to Milch's confession the gang
had in their employ attaches in the Dis
trict Attorney's ofiice, who kept tiie con
spirators informed of every move made by
ihe District Attorney.
The arrests to-day are but the first of a
series that will occur as the result of the
It is confessed that the result of the
operations of these conspirators was that
seventy-five fires have been deliberately
set within the last two years and the in
surance companies have thereby been
swindled out of nearly .$1,000,000. On one fire
$l£)4,000 was received in insurance and
another $28,000 was paid. The insurance
money was divided between the lire insur
ance company, adjusters, the Fire Mar
shal's men and the insured. The man
who set the fire got a fixed sum, $25, $60 or
$500, according to the magnitude of the
THINK HE IS SHAMMING
Texas Officials Puzzled by the
Condition of a Mur
On Sentence Day He Remains
Limp, and Therefore Gains
PARIS, Tex., June 21.— At the present
term of the Federalcourt Charles Key was
tried and convicted of murder, and his
punishment assessed at death. He swore
that he would cheat the gallows. Owing to
the crowded condition of the prison he was
conveyed to Bonham with several other
prisoners for safekeeping. On Monday
afternoon he was notified by the jail
warden to prepare to make the return trip
i to this city so as to receive the death sen
tence, a motion for a new hearing having
He retired to the far end of his cell
and without saying a word started up
on a run toward the cell door, against
which he fell head foremost with
all his might, falling to the floor.
Although he was thought to be in a
dying condition, he was brought here and
has never recovered consciousness. Kis
thought that he is "possuming," in a vain
hope that the court will adjourn without
passing sentence upon him.
An electric battery was applied and had
no effect. Starvation was resorted to with
a like result, and this being sentence day
he was brought into the courtroom and
deposited on the floor, and expert
medical testimony was called in, and it,
too, differed on an opinion as to whether
the prisoner was "shamming." Judge
Bryant thinks the prisoner is shamming,
but would not pass sentence, not caring to
have the United States Supreme Court
possibly reserve or remand the case.
WENT TO SOUTH DAKOTA.
A. Woman Supposed to lie Mrs. Corbett
Failed to Get a JHvorce.
CHICAGO, 111.. June 22.— A special
from Yankton, S. D., says: A woman
who undoubtedly is the wife of Pugilist
Corbett arrived here Monday for the pur
pose of obtaining a divorce, but failing to
have good grounds the attorneys refused to
take the case, and she went to Ellendale.
Junior Order of Mechanics.
OMAHA, Neb., June 21.— The Junior
Order of American Mechanics concluded
its session to-night. The next meeting
will be held next year at Denver. The
council to-day formally indorsed the Stone
bill unanimously. The Stone bill provides
for the consular inspection of immigrants,
and is designed to prevent pauper and
criminal immigration. The secretary cf
the legislative committee will receive
$1200 per year, and the committee was con
tinued for another year.
Harmon at a Jianquet.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, June 21.—Attor
ney-General Harmon was the guest of
honor at a banquet to-night by the Cin
cinnati lawyers. Two hundred prominent
members of the bar were present, and
speech-making continued till a late hour.
Governor Atkinson Will Lire.
ATLANTA, Ga., June 2l.— Governor At
kinson improved steadily to-day, and while
he is by no means out of danger, his re
covery can almost be predicted with
48. STARBOARD SCREW.
49. BACKBOABD SCREW.
51. IMPERIAL KITCHEN.
62. CHINA CLOSKT.
53.' LIVING-BOOMS FOR ENGINEERS.
54. LIVING- BOOMS FOR MACHINISTS.
55. AXLETREE DECK.
57. STEAM LAUNCH (or "Big) OF THE EMPEROB.
58. THE COMMANDER'S STEAM LAUNCH.
59. LIFEBOAT. ••
t»4. RAPID-FIRE GUNS.
IT GIVES ALL THE NEWS
Comparison of The United
Press Service With Its
One Instance of Superiority In the
Day Report of the Celebra
tion at Kiel.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, June 21.— The Cin
cinnati Freie Press, of which Mr. Mcx
Burgheim is publisher and which is con
j sidered the leading German Republican
daily of the State, prints an editorial
nearly a column in length comparing the
United Press news service with that of the
Chicago Associated Press. Among other
things it says:
In order that our readers may convince
themselves how high the United Press
I stands above its rival a comparison of
Tuesday's cablegrams and other
items of news in the Free Presse
(a member of the United Press
and one of the oldest as well) with those
of the papers which frets its news from the
Chicago Associated Press brings to light
the fact that the foreign dispatches of the
latter do not cover a column, while those
of the Freie Press sum the length of two
and a half columns.
Not a word was to be found in any
other German paper concerning the fes
tivities at Hamburg in honor of the open
ing of the North Sea-Baltic canal — a hap
pening on which all the eyes of the world
are centered. The account which we
printed covered a column and was certainly
perused with unusual attention and interest
by our readers; also another whole column
of important cable and other news, which
would have been sought for in vain by any
paper supplied by the Chicago Associated
Rarely a day passes when The United
Press does not eclipse the Chicago As
sociated Press in reporting current events.
It is therefore clear that all those who
seek the latest news, and who wish to be
up to date on current events, must read a
paper that prints the news of The United
This Is One Specimen.
ASHEVILLE, S. C, June 21.— A sensa
tional story was recently sent out from San
Francisco by the Chicago Associated Press
stating that Colonel A. E. Cochron of
San Diego, Cal., was to come into
possession of an immense fortune through
a North Carolina land grant. The
facts are simply that Colonel Cochron in
stituted a suit at Asheville in 1893 for
lands in Mantanga and Mitchell counties
based on some supposed land grants.
At the November (1894) term of the
court General T. F. Davidson, counsel for
Cochron, stated his client had been un
able to file the bond required to prosecnte
thecase and it was accordingly dismissed.
WILL NOT MEET IN DENVER
There Is Yet Discord Among the Trans
CHICAGO, 111., June 2L— THe Western
passenger committee, which was ap
pointed at the general meeting here,
decided to-day that it would be
.mpracticable to meet in Denver with the
trans-Missouri passenger officials to talk
about an agreement for one or both sides
of the big river. Chairman Cald
well, one of the committee, as a
result of the abandonment of the
Denver meeting, notified the general
agents who took part in the meeting last
week, that the meeting called for next
Tuesday was postponed. It will probably
be held the first half of July, the dale fixed
by Mr. Caldwell.
There will be a meeting of the trans-
Missouri lines at Denver the first week in
July to reach an understanding as
to the terms of an agreement within
their territory. It is also expected
that after July 1 the rate disturb
ance in Utah and Montana created
by the Union Pacific-Oregon Short Line
receivership fight will have been cleared
away by a non-fulfillment of the rent
paying conditions imposed upon second
mortgage bondholders of the Oregon Short
Line, which would mean a retention of
control by the Union Pacific receivers.
For Pacific Coast Telegrams see
Pages 3 and 4.
sprice five cents.
England's Liberals Are
Outwitted in the
MINISTERS MUST RETIRE.
Adoption of an Amendment to
Reduce the War Sec
AN OVERTHROW INEVITABLE.
With It All Comes the Retirement
of the Duke of Cambridge,
LONDON, Eire., June 21.— The downfall
of Roaebery'a Government came to-night
unexpectedly, although so long looked for.
By ii majority of 7 the House adopted an
amendment to the War Department re
ducing the salary of Campbell- Bannerxnan,
Minister of War. by £100.
The latter immediately gave notice of
his resignation, and the Cabinet meets to
morrow to decide whether or not to resign
in a body.
It is difficult to see how it is possible to
avoid appealing at once to the country.
Indeed, the overthrow ot the Liberal Gov
ernment seems inevitable, and the time
of attack had been carefully planned by
The Queen is to-night on her way from
Scotland to Windsor, where she willarrive
to-morrow morning, and where she prob
ai.ly exports an official call from the
In the House proceedings began by H.
Campbell Bannernian, .Secretary of State
for War, announcing that the Duke of
Cambridge would retire from the com
mand of the army.
Mr. Bannerman in announcing the com
ing retirement of the Duke of Cambridge
as commander-in-chief of the British army
"At the close of the financial year his
royal highness, the Duke of Cambridge,
will relinquish the position of chief in
command of the British forces, which
he has held so long. He has de
voted his whole life to the service
and has identified himself with the army.
It is hardly possible that any one
engaged in the civil administration of the
army can make this announcement with
out emotion. We can look back with ad
miration and gratitude on his long career,
which has been distinguished by consis
tent zeal and marked by marvelous im
provements in the army. His resignation
has imposed on the Government a serious
task. The Duke of Cambridge cannot be
succeeded by any officer who combines
such large and varied powers and abili
The Government, he said, would accept
and proceed in the premises upon the prin
ciples of the Duke of Devonshire's scheme
of an army commission embodying a plan
whereby the Secretary of State for War
would be advised by a deliberative council
composed of experienced officers. [Cries
Mr. Balfour said that the members of
the Home must all feel that the severance
of the Duke of Cambridge's connection
with the army was an event which must
move the country for the moment, but
they must exclude this feeling from their
consideration of practical questions which
could not be long deferred. It was certain,
however, that they would never find any
man who would inspire greater affection
in the army or who would be animated by
any higher sense of public duty as well as
his duty to the Queen and Parliament.
Mr. Bannerman further said that the
office of commander-in-chief of the army
would be maintained, but his functions
would be greatly modified. He would d«
subject to the ordinary rules affecting staff
officers, and his office would be tenable for
a period of ten years, which term would be
capable of extension if desirable. The
commander-in-chief would be the principal
military adviser of the Secretary of State
for "War, whose council would consist of
five general officers.
During the debate on the war elements
the Hon. St. John Broderick, Conservative
member for the Guildford district of Surrey
asked for certain information in regard tc
the present supply of arms and ainrnunU
Mr. Campbell-Bannerman said that thi
estimate comprehended enough to meet
the current needs.
Mr. Broderick was not satisfied with thi*
answer, and moved that the salary of tht
Secretary of State for War be reduced £lf"
to cover what he alleged was a deficit*
the army stores.
A short and sharp discussion ensu^i
after which a division was taken, and th»-
Government was defeated by 132 to 13a
The defeat of the Government on a ques*
tion of the estimates was received with a
deafening volley of Conservative cheers.
Bannermann moved that the committed
reporting on the estimates be agreed to.
Mr. Balfour asked if the Government pr<^
posed to take up further business thi^
evening. After much discussion it was*
agreed to proceed with the naval work*
Campbell-Bannermann contended that
the estimate for small arms was ample to
render possible the mobilization of three*
army corps of 110,000 men with sufficient
The Eight Hon. A. J. Balfour, the Con
servative leader in the House, held tha*
the vote asked would not provide a proper
supply of arms.
The Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain,
the Liberal Unionist leader, said that th»
supply on hand was a long way behind
what the Japanese army had when it toofc,
The Risrht Hon. George J. Goschen, for*
merly Chancellor of the Exchequer, said
he concluded, after listening to the debate*
that in using the word reserve in its ordi
nary sense Great Britain had no reserve'
The division was then taken. The resull
surprised both sides. The Unionists
cheered. Mr. Chamberlain seemed to
dance in his excitement.
After frhe House had again calmed down
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