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Roll Top Desks and Office Furniture.
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TUESDAY. JUNE 12. 1960.
FOREIGN.— The Chinese Emperor issued an
appeal to the Powers, asking for the deposition
DC the Dowager limpress. the establishment of a
protectorate and the non-interferenco of foreign
countries in measures for the dismemberment
of the Empire. .■■ ■■ It was reported from Tien-
Tfin th.it the Dowager Empress had fled for
protection to the Russian Legation at Peking:.
— — Two more trains carrying foreign forces
for the defence of Peking: left Tien-Tsin. ■
Further details respecting: the capture of a
battalion of the Derbyshires and the cutting of
Lord Roberta's line of communications were
Eiven out by the War Office. — - — ■ General
Paget's force at Llndley is regarded to be in
danger of being cut off. ===== General Bullf-r has
lei his army through Botha's Pass, his object
ing to occupy Volkrust and cut off the Boer
treat from Laing's Nek. -r~. — Twenty-three
deaths from plague were reported from Rook
bampton, Australia, and new cases were found
at Adelaide. ===== The famine situation in India
is unchanged, though rains are beginning to fall
and the outlook is promising:. = The Tem
perance. Congress was opened at London; the
Archbishop of Canterbury made an address.
■ A mutiny of prisoners took place at San
Juan, but was suppressed by the civil guard.
DOMESTIC— GeneraI Otis arrived in Wash
ington and had a talk on affairs In the Philip
pines with the President, who congratulated
and thanked him for his services. = Plans
for the construction of warships to cost over
(100,000,000 are completed and under consider
lion by the Navy Department. = Admiral
Kempff called on the Navy Department for
marines, and one hundred were ordered sent
to him from Manila. == In the St. Louis car
strike situation. Governor Stephens made a
statement that the reports of the riot were ex
aggerated, and blaming the Mayor. ===== The
Leech Lake Indians, In Minnesota, were re
ported to be on the verge of an outbreak. =====
The rise of wheat caused considerable business
in the Chicago marKets on reports of a short
crop in the Northwest.
ClTY.— Stocks were dull and heavy. . -
Charles G. Wilson was defeated for president
af the Consolidated StoeW^ffirid Petroleum Ex
change, the "regular" ticket- being succePEful.
1 The steamer Colorado, of the Mallory
Line, came into port, after having sunk the
schooner Notman off the Delaware Capes and
rescued her crew and passengers of fourteen
persons. =r— Twenty-eight women and five men
were arrested In a raid on an alleged poolroom
at No. 243 West Sevenje^n^st. =- Mayor
Van Wyck declined to give any explanation of
his peculiar deal in Ice Trust stock. — ■ Win
ners at Gravesend: Prestidigitator, Lord Balti
more. McAddie. Hesper, Holstein, Blue Devil.
THE WEATHER.— Forecast for to-day: Fair
The temperature yesterday: Highest, 80 de
frees; lowest, G2 degrees; average. 712% degrees.
The Tribune uill be mailed, daily and
Sunday, to any address in the country for
2 dollar a month. Address changed as
often as desired.
Am- newsdealer uill supply The Tribune
n response to a regular order.
China seems to-day upon the verge of col
lapse. There are rumors that the Dowager Em
press, who has long been the Dictator of China,
ms fled from her palace and sought refuge in
Russian quarters. That would not be in the
'.east surprising. Whether the Boxers or the
foreign guards possess Peking, she might well
iread to be found there. And she has hitherto
5u more than one occasion shown a marked
preference for Russia above all other outside
Powers, so much so. in fact, that she has been
suspected of having some private understand
ing with the Russian Government. If not sur
prising, her flight certainly would not, at least
)n personal grounds, be deplored. She has long
Seen sowing the wind, and it would be only
String for her to reap the whirlwind, if only
:hat baleful harvest could be confined to her
3wn store. The trouble is that it could not thus
De confined.
There Is, of course, the possibility that after
the flight of the Empress the Emperor— there
De an Emperor- be able to assert him
self, place himself at the head of a reform
movement and rehabilitate tie empire. That
would unquestionably be the best thing
that could happen. But there are several for
midable doubts In the way. It is not certain
that there is any Emperor, legally chosen,
iround whom the best elements of China could
rally. The Empress has shown herself quite
If of "removing" all such troublesome in-
Jlviduals. If there be one, it is not certain that
be would be either able or willing to lead a
movement of that kind. And, finally, if he were
thus able and willing, there is only too much
reason to fear that he would not be permitted
to do his best for the empire.
In that latter consideration is the gravest
mggestloa of all. If the Dowager Empress has
Bed to the Russian Embassy or camp, or if she
shall do so. it would be hopeless folly to sup
pose she did it simply. for the sake of security,
with no ulterior designs. On the contrary, it
would be perfectly safe to assume that she did
so in the well founded expectation of making
Russia her protector and ally for political as
well as personal «-nds. W should expect to see
Russia thus constituted by her the champion of
her throne. Russia would claim paramount
lights in the empire. Russian troops would
rush in to the rescue and protection of the cap
ital, and would claim the sole privilege of so
doing. In brief, «uch a movement on the Em
press's part would mean that she had sold hor
empire to Russia to save it from failing nn<l.-r
the control of more hated foreign Powors.
Now. we need not discuss the question of
Russia's right thus to gain advantage for her
self. Probably there are other Power- that
would do so just as quickly as she if they had
the opportunity. The potet is. however, that
Russia's doing so would not be acquiesced in by
the other Powers, and therefore would provoke
trouble of the gravest kind. What Great Brit-
Bin and Germany would do may be problematic,
though it is scarcely conceivable that either
would for a moment agree to the establishment
of a Kueslan protectorate at Peking. But we
may assume with fullest confidence that t^tiflt
ever other Powers might do Japan would in
stantly protest with force of arms. It does not
matter that Japan is herself undergoing a Min
isterial crisis. Such domestic Infelicities never
Interfere with Japan's patriotism or with her
vigorous assertion of her rights in foreign mat
ter*. Wrangle as she may at home. to Russia
and to all the world, if need were, she would
present an absolutely unbroken front.
There is little reason, either, to talk about
the disproportion between Japan and Russia in
size and strength. Japan is an island empire.
Russia, to strike a blow at her. would have to
gain the mastery of the seas. Well, a few
weeks ago Japan held her annual naval ma
noeuvres most successfully. She had in line
fifty vessels, all of the best modern construc
tion. There were five line of battle ships, thir
teen cruisers and a number of torpedo boats,
destroyers, etc. It was not only the greatest
fighting fleet ever assembled under the Jap
anese flag, it was a fleet equal in strength to
those of any other three Powers in those waters
put together. Great Britain alone excepted. It
wa«= and is a fleet that could sweep the Russian
flag from the Pacific. If the whole Russian
navy were sent around from the Black Sea and
the Baltic Japan might be beaten. But would
Russia dare thus to strip her European coasts?
And if she did. would some other Powers stand
could they afford to stand by— and see
Japan beaten?
These are the considerations which would
make ominous the fllpht of the Empress to Rus
sian quarters. In such an event China would be
in collapse. And not only that, but the other
Powers would be fighting among themselves
over the fragment*. That would be a disaster
to the world which could not be viewed with
equanimity. It woold be a difficult task for any
nation to govern China if left free to do so or
for all the Powers to do It if they could agree
among themselves to ro-operate harmoniously
to that end. The spectacle of an empire of
more than three hundred million pt>ople in col
lapse and anarchy, and two or more of the
great Powers of the world fighting over it,
would he one of the most appalling st-en since
the fall of Rome.
The examination of Mayor Van Wyck and
his associates in the Ice Trust has completely
torn to tattefS whatever fabric of respectability
this petty and irascible official has managed to
hold about himself. Not even Tammany men
profess anything but contempt for a man who
will "put his foot in it," and the opinion of the
speculators who would gladly applaud a suc
cessful plunge was well expressed by a man
who in a public place on Saturday night loudly
declared: "(iood enough for the fellow! He
"ought to be kicked out for doing such a thing.
"If be was going into such a deal he should
"have taken the stock in the name of some
"friend. It's outrageous, and he ought to be
"removed." Honest men and rascals seem to
be agreed about the Mayor as the result of his
confession of having been "canMed" to the tune
of $200,000 by the Ice Trust, and his pretence
that when he accepted this favor he did not
know the trust was to operate In this city, that
it would sell to the city or that it had acquired
leases of city docks.
The inquiry before Justice Gayuor should be
something more, however, than a sensation to
excite the sneers of the cynical and make the
judicious grieve over the dishonored government
of the metropolis. It should Ik> the incentive to
vigorous action by those having proper author
ity to take action. The charter provision under
■which Justice Gaynor took testimony was
meant to accomplish just what It has been made
to do. It was intended merely to offer the peo
ple a chance to secure authoritative information
concerning the conduct of their officials, to make
"government under a blanket" difficult. It has
put beyond hiding the broad outlines of this Ice
Trust deal, which involved the Mayor, other
city officials and the leaders of Tammany Hall.
The scandal is no longer a matter of inchoate
rumor and more or less well founded suspicion
which any careful and conservative official
might hesitate to notice. The facts clearly sug
gesting corruption are a matter of court record,
amply sufficient to warrant attention. True,
they do not prove that the Mayor has committed
a crime. They are not intended to. They do not
even prove that the Ice Trust has profited from
having a large stockholder at the head of the
city government. Any question of crime is a
matter for a jury: any question of malfeasance
Is a matter for the Governor. All that Justice
Gayuor's hearing has done is to give the Gov
ernor, and possibly a Grand Jury, the strongest
reasons for probing to the bottom transactions
which in the light of sworn statements are sus
The Mayor ought not to be prejudged in any
matter involving his right to office, whatever
opinion we may have of his moral character as
revealed by himself. He is not to be removed
on his admissions with the mere assumption
that his explanations are disingenuous. He is
entitled to a fair presentation of his side of the
case. The hearing of Saturday was in no sense
a trial. It had nothing to do with the Innocence
or guilt of anybody as to anything. It merely
established the existence of a certain situation
about which It was the right of the people to
know as a matter of fact— namely, the interest
of their officials in a private corporation having
relations to the city government. Whether that
Interest was proper or prejudicial to good gov
ernment is a question for other tribunals. And
it is a question which must be considered by
News from Lord Roberts lias been scanty for
pome days, since Boer raiders cut the telegraph
wires behind him. but General Buller has sup
plied the deficiency. He is now moving for
ward in a significant direction. He had. ap
parently, enough of frontal attacks upou fortl
hed positions at the Tugela River, and had no
mind to batter his army against the rocks at
Latng"S Nek in nn attempt to get through the
wedge of Natal directly into the Transvaal. In
stead, he has turned from Newcastle to the
northwest, and with little trouble has effected
the crossing of the I>raken?l)"rg by way of
Botha's Pass. That is some thirteen miles
southwest of tfajnba Hill and Lalng's Nek, and
leads not Into the Transvaal, hut into the
Orange Free State — or the Orange Klver Colony.
as we must now call It. He has got as far as
the Gansrlef, which is a little river running
northward Into the Klip R'ver. which latter
forms the boundary between ihe Orange River
Colony and the Transvaal.
Just what he will do next is a matter of un
certainty, but of much interest. it has been
supposed that he would rash up Into the Trans
vaal and join Lord Roberts. It does not. how
ever, seem particularly urgent that he should
do so. If. instead, he should keep on to the
west, he might do good sf rvice in the Vrede.
Bethlehem and Harristnlth districts of the
Orange River Colony. Ex President Steyn was
recently at Vredo, and it is one of the chief cen
tres of persistent disaffection in that colony. It
certainly seems that Sir Rodvers might be of
store service there and in co-operation with
General Snaffle at Fioksburg and Bethlehem,
than in the Transvaal, where Lord Roberts and
his lieutenants ought surely to be able with their
huge armies to deal with the fugitive Boers. That,
however, depends upon Lord Roberts himself,
from whom, as we have said, little has been
beard for some time. If General Buller does
proceed into the Transvaal, his invasion will
afford another example of the way in which the
Orange alliance has really proved a source of
weakness to the Transvaal by affording an easy
avenue of entrance to the latter. He may, in
that case, move up the railroad by way of
Strinderton to Johannesburg, or he may strike
right across country' to Ennelo and Middel
burg, or even to Komati Poo'rt. In the latter
movement he might possibly intercept the prog
ress of the Boers toward I^ourenco Marques or
toward Lydenburg. though the chances are that
they would far outstrip him.
From the various conflicts between the rioters
and the public forces in St. Louis on Sunday,
which resulted in three deaths and many in
juries. Governor Stephens has drawn the rather
singular conclusion that there is no present need
of calling out State troops to restofe order. At
least such Is the opinion which he expresses,
but which nobody appears to share. The gen
eral feeling in St. Louis was that the condition
of things was worse on Sunday than it h:id
been on any previous day since the strike began,
and that no signs of Improvement were in sight.
The fact which the Governor considers en
couraging is that the Sheriff's posse fired a
good many shots, thereby evincing a resolute
spirit; but on the other hand it is doubted If
the shooting was judicious, and it certainly was
not highly effective in subduing the passions of
Ihe mob.
It may be fairly surmised that Governor
Stephens is really thinking less about the proper
means of enforcing the law in St. Louis than
about his political future, for he has begun to
calculate how much money it would cost to ac
complish the indispensable task which the local
authorities have lx»en neglecting or hotching.
His estimate is that it would require $s.fH>n to
concentrate the troops in St. Lotiis and $5,000 a
day to maintain them there. He doesn't know
just where to find the necessary cash, and he is
afraid the Legislature and the taxpayers would
complain of the hills. Thai sort of excuse for
failure to perform a plain official duty can al
ways be found when It is anxious'y looked for.
but we can hardly suppose that it will be ac
ceptable, at least to the reputable citizens of
St. Louis, who have lost every day for nearly
five weeks a far larger sum than the Governor
dreads to spend in taking the city out of the
hands of the mob, not to mention the terror and
the disgrace they have suffered and the lives
which have b^en lost.
It Is possible that If the soldiers should now
be called out it might not be a quick and easy
task to quell the lawless temper which delay
and mismanagement have inflamed, but the
Governor himself would be largely responsible
If events should verify that apprehension. Nor
If his sanguine hopes should be realized, and
the police and the Sheriff's men should slowly
overcome the mob and restore order without his
assistance, would such tardy success justify
Governor Stephens's inaction. The city and the
State have already incurred Irreparable loss
and lasting discredit. For more than a month
the alleged wrongs of the strikers have been %
matter of trivial concern in comparison with the
betrayal of the rights of all the people, and.
whatever timorous politicians may think, a
Chief Magistrate who under such circumstances
stops to count the cost of feeding enough armed
men to put down anarchy shows that he does
not understand how American Commonwealths
like to be served by those to whom they have
intrusted th<Mr honor and welfare.
It is not astonishing that conventions in
this country of the party which the people
do not intrust with power and leaders or
mouthpieces of a rebellion in the Philippines,
which the majority of the inhabitants does
not support, should agree in a singular
idea of the duties of the United States
Government. The Tagal is legally a rebel, and
the Democrats call themselves patriots, but in
the essential points they are perfectly in ac
cord. They waut, to use their own phraseology,
independence for the Philippines, and that in
dependence guaranteed by the United States.
The simplest Intelligence, one would sup
pose, might grasp the idea that a government
that is guaranteed cannot be exactly inde
pendent. When the mighty giant brandishes
his arms, catches by the waist the Philip
pine midget and lifts him aloft, shouting, "This
shall be your ruler and I guarantee him:" the
only vestige of independence anywhere visible
is that of the giant.
Wonderful though It may seem, this par
ticular function is that which Democratic con
ventions demand that the T'nited States shall
perform, and the Tagal rebels want exactly the
same thing. The United States cannot' pos
sibly know what sort of government the Tagals
may establish or maintain, though justified by
all experience In expecting that It would be
cruel, bloodthirsty, corrupt and oppressive. But
It is asked to guarantee that government
against opposition at home and all the world
outside. One can scarcely comprehend the as
surance of the Tagal In asking such a thing, but
he shines in comparison with the American
Democrat who anticipates a demand so amaz
ing and offers to guarantee without condition or
qualification anything the Tagal may call gov
ernment. In practical working, everybody knows
that a dummy can be guaranteed only because
it is and must remain a mere dummy, with no
power to do anything save under dictation of the
guaranteeing government. Because that Is the
inevitable outcome of such a relation it comes
to this, that the Tagal would like to be taken
up and supported in fat and showy office as if
he were a ruler, in private being only the tool
of the Power which guarantees him.
One cannot indulge the faintest doubt about
such a transaction as the one proposed, bo
cause in the very nature of things it can have
just one meaning and no other. People of ordi
nary sense know that no Philippine rule would
be able to resist Germany or France. Great
Britain or Russia, or even Japan. Any one of
these could and would extinguish Philippine in
dependence in short order if it were not the
kind of government which the American Nation
consents to set up and defend. Rut if that be
the fact, what decent excuse can any American
give for such government through irresponsible
Tagal tools in plaep of government directly by
the T"nited States? The p.-ople of this country
would feel a tremendous responsibility if un
dertaking the government of such possessions
directly, and would hold their rulers and Con
gressmen accountable for everything done to
tarnish American honor. But If the great
American Nation ever consents to hide behind
a Tagal stuffed manikin, and to shirk responsi
bility for the details of government on the plea
that "the government guaranteed over there is
left to itself in the main," then we may be
sure that there is in store for Americans
more humiliation and shame than they have
Known for many years.
The single fact that the Tagal leaders have
openly declared their desire for what they call
"Independence guaranteed by the United States"
is abundant evidence, if there were no other,
of their ignorance as to the nature and respon
sibilities of independent government. If people
do not see this at a glance, it Is only proof that
they have not in the least considered the real
nature of the uir-k prapofesd. When Democratic
leaders and conventions propose tint kin.l af
BOWSraamri as the one which the United Suites
ought to f-^tnlili.-h nnd bind itself to uphold, they
lead the world to wonder what DtSMCBStfa can
rnenn by self-government In the United States.
One thing it never has been and never will be—
government by stuffed images and dummies. If
the people of these United States ever find It
their duty to govern any part of the planet they
will certainly do it themselves and will not hire
Tagals to hold the offices without taking the re
There is ho sign that the Mayor is thin
skinned enough to resign. Those who started
the rumor did injustice to his cuticle.
The "war" in the Philippines was not begun
v.lth a formal declaration, and its ending ne^ds
not to be marked with any formal surrender or
act of settlement. Such a war may be said to
have ended when the Insurgent government is
destroyed or dispersed, and the Insurgent forces
reduced to nothing more than sporadic brawlers,
assassins and raiders. Judged by such rules, the
"war" in the Philippines may well be said to
have come to an end.
The narrow escape from burning to death of
a young American woman -n Paris on Sunday
suggests a lesson which should not pa3S un
heeded in this city. Her dr^Es. we are told,
caught fire from a lighted cigarette which had
teen thrown upon the ground. In New-York 11
is one of the commonest of practices in public
places to throw down thp still burning ends of
cigars and cigarettes, and, worse still, lighted
matches which have just been used for their
Ignition. This Is done thousands of times a
day on the elevated railroad stairs and at
the Bridge terminals by members of crowded
throngs of people. Matches are thrown down,
biasing brightly, which continue to blaze until
the sticks are entirely consumed or until some
one treads upon them. If a few of the criminally
careless men and hoys who do these things were
arrested and fined roundly, or sent to jail for a
few days, public places would be far less dan
gerous and far less untidy.
The Hon. Edward M. Shepard's appetite for
free silver crow could not be better if he were
taking vigorous outdoor exercise in training to
be the Bryanite candidate for Governor.
We hope Brother Ous will not fail to deliver
one of his famous anti-trust speeches when he
gets to Kansas City. If the July weather is
warm, he might take it there on ice. Since he
and Brother Bob are such large stockholders
perhaps Mr. Morse would shade the price a lit
tle from the 00-cent rate made to poor and unin
fluential consumers.
Italy Is in the throes of another Ministerial
crisis, with the prospect that the Government
may be compelled to dissolve Parliament and
govern by decree till the political pot stops boll-
Ing and has a little time to settle. The kingdom
Is In a troubled state, behind In Its finances and
■weighed down with a crushing load of taxation,
needing all the support which a patriotic parlia
ment could give it, but getting instead an or
ganized "rumpus" and faction fight, conducted
with as much determination as if the contestants
knew what they were squabbling about.
How Croker will "cuss"
When he sees Bob and Gus.
There are rumors that William Jennings
Bryan has boug-ht a new geography, in which
Oregon. In common with most of the United
States, is described as "the enemy's country."
Spanish bullfighting found Its way over the
Pyrenees into Southern France a few years ago,
and has now reached the neighborhood of Paris,
a spectacle of the sort having recently been
presented at Enghien, witnessed by ten thou
sand persons. It is a poor lesson for France to
take of her southern, neighbor, and a discredit
to the refinement and. civilization of which she
boasts herself the world's topmost flower.
R. C. Gill, the veteran superintendent of models
In the Patent Office at Washington, has charge
of about 400,000 models of United States inven
tions granted during a period of over a hundred
Major Henry Shelley Dalbiac. of the Middlesex
Imperial Yeomanry, who was killed In the fight
ing outside Senekal a few weeks ago, was one of
the representatives of "The Illustrated London
Is'ew3" at the front.
Franklin P. Fisk, principal of the Northwest
Division High School of Chicago, who Is said to
be Mayor Harrison's favorite as successor to
Superintendent E. B. Andrews, has been identified
with the Chicago public 6Chools for the last
twenty-two years. All his experience a'- a teacher
has been gained in Chicago, and it is said he is
eminently qualified to fill the position of superin
tendent of public schools.
Princess Mathilde Bonaparte has been receiving
congratulations in her Paris residence from her
numerous friends on the occasion of her eighty
tirst birthday. On the evening of her birthday her
salons were filled wtih ambassadors, academicians,
writers, artists, military men and the representa
tives of Paris society, who had gathered to offer
their best wishes to the popular daughter of Jerome
Carroll C. Boggs, of Fairfleld, 111., who has Just
bppn chosen for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
of Illinois, has also been prominently mentioned as
the possible Democratic nominee for Governor of
Illinois. Judge Boggs was born in Fairfteld in
IM4 and graduated from the I'nlversity of Mich
igan. He was admitted to the bar In IS6«. and since
that time has been honored by election to the offices
of State's Attorney, County Judge, Circuit Judge,
and finally to a seek, on the Supreme Court bench.
James F. Maloney, of Lynn, Mass., who has
been named for the Presidency by the Socialist
Labor party, is a native of the town of his resi
dence. He Is about fifty years oid, and a machinist
by trade. Five years ago he became State or
ganizer of the Socialist Labor party, and two years
ago he ran for Congress against Congressman
Koberts, receiving TSI votes.
Colonel W. L. Stark, whose efforts in behalf
of the passage of the $1,000,000 appropriation bill
has made him known to members of the National
Guard all over the country, is Judge-Advocate of
tne Nebraska National Guard.
To the late John Davies Mulllns. whose death is
announced in Birmingham. England, was due the
building up of the, great free library of that city
into one of the most important institutions of Its
kind in England.
Lieutenant-Colonel Francis G. Ward, who will
probably be appointed engineer of the government
railroad in the Island of Luzon, was until the
breaking out of the Spanish- American war super
intendent of the Water Bureau of Buffalo. The
Colonel has had considerable experience in the
construction, of railroads and in the great work
of the Panama Canai.
Morris M. E«cee, who his been appointed United
States Distri.t Judge for Hawaii, has been prom
inent »:. ' 'e'lifornla affairs since 1871, when he made
himself felt politically b_- his fight for Booth for
Governor. He was chosen by the Republican con
vention as a candidate for Governor or' California
In ISB2. but was defeated by Stoneman. Again In
ISM he received the same honor, but whs defeated
by Budd. In ISBS he was chairman of the <"alifor
nia <3p|»gation to the Republican National Conven
tion at Chicago.
There is a cadet corps In Berne. Switzerland,
composed of youths whose ages range from eight
to perhaps fifteen years. Needing money to buy
arms and accoutrements, the corps had if course
to the general method in use for :luati-ing rack ■
project— lottery tickets. It '.s «ald ih« American
and English tourists have appeared rather shocked
at seeing these youngsters trotting about the
streets In their uniforms and soliciting everybody
they meet to buy one of the lottery tickets.
A Test.— Jagway— Did you have a good time at
that stag dinner the other nl^ht?
Toperly— The greatest tirn> I *ver luid! Why,
I can't remember a thing that hapn
(Brooklyn Life.
A correspondent of "The Chicago Record." writ
ing from Budapest, says: "Emigration to America
from the Ilomonna district has Increased enor
mously during the last year, because the people
think there «n never a time more favorable {or
earning money in America. The peasants -who re
turn, first of all, pay their arrears of t*aM and re
deem their pawned furniture or their mortgaged
land, so- that in this district it is rare to find a
peasant's farm In the hands of another. Since
the boßinnlng of the great emigration every peas
ant possesses his own cattle, cultivation is carried
on more scientifically and the miserable huts are
gradually being demolished and replaced hy com
fortable dwellings. The general welfare has In
creased. Money to the amount of $152,250 was sent
from America to the Homonna District last year.
: During the first quarter of this year there was
remitted by mall $32,374. From the Aba Vi Torda
country also emigration is increasing rapidly. Two
hundred passports for America were Issued by the
Ministry in one day."
Cruel of Him.— Rising Young <"Mvll Engineer-
Congratulate me. dearest! I can now write
M. I. C K. after my name.
She — How horrid of you, when you know how I
hate the nasty little things.— (Th^ King.
Aberdeen has become the great centre of the
BcotCß fishing industry. No fewer than 140 steam
trawlers, twenty-five steam liners and Hchty
other boats are engaged in fishing. These land on
an average something like 870 tons of fish everj
Henry Thomas, of Cross Roais. form"d m» of a
fishing party last Tuesday at the ban«is of the
famous Leaf River, where they c-mght ever 10)
finp catfish, some of them weighing six to eight
pounds f-ach. In fact. Henry says Urn fi>n were
so numerous they finally had to discard hooks
and lines altogether and run 'em out with dogs.—
(Mount Morris, 111.. News.
The chief strength of the Chinese Boxers lies
in the. Province of Shan-Tung, where they seem to
have been formed by way of protest sgalnst the
German occupation of Kiao-Chau. Their programme
was very clearly revealed in the terms of their
ordinary notice calling up recruits. This reads as
follows: "The Imperial Righteous Harmony Box
ers—You are summoned for such end such a date.
Exalt the dynasty. Kill the foreigners. Whoever
disobeys this summons wHI lose his head." The
head of the society is the Manchu Prince, a reputed
son of the Emperor Taokwang, whose own eon.
Pu Chun, was selected last January by the Em
press to fill the throne at the time of her only
successful coup d'etat.
His English Proudly Vindicated.— After the cen
sus man had jotted down the answers to the pre
ceding questions he asked
"Do you speak the English language?"
"Say." replied the •gent' who was under examlna
won. ."what kind of a spiel is this you're uncorkin"
on me. anyway? Me ?peak the English language?
ell. my boy. if you think I'm talkln* Choctaw to
you now you're up against one of the emptiest
propositions that ever come down the pike. Say,
If tno man that invented the English language
could hear me spiel on my larynx he'd holler for
help, and that's no josh neither. You don't haft
to have no translator to git my irjeanin* into your
headpiece, do you. huh? Me talk English! Old
man. if I m trowln" anything else into you rite
now you give mo a map of It on a roller, will
you?"— (Chicago Times-Herald.
At a wedding in Illinois the other day no nvn
except the bridegroom and the minister were al
lowed. Even the ushers were women, and so
was the "best man." It needed only a woman
minister to make the femininity of the occasion
complete. And then what a pity the bridegroom
had to be a man:
Tenderfoot— l'm surprised you don't lynch that
re now.
Westerner— Why?
Tenderfoot-He's so dlsregardful of the law. I
understand he shot several men without the
slightest provocation.
Westerner— That's right, stranger; but It can't be
helped He's the only bartpnrler in town that can
hi dd T T inks Properly, and he knows it.—(Philadel
pnui x\Gcora.
Another var!p<? Mil was presented at Koster &
Bial's last night. Among its features were W. G.
Fields, who ippeared as a tramp Juggler; Zrenji
and Millie, hand balancers; Fred N'iblo, monol
cgist; Vashti Earle an.l Lulu Shepard. song and
dance artists; the Deitorellis. musical clowns-
Attle Spencor. soubrette; Lozello. gj-mnast; Violet
Dale, Jorden and Welch. Pas well and Arnold, acro
bats; Lorenz and Halpin and Grace Vaughn.
Agreeable entertainments were given at Tony
Pastor's Theatre yesterday by Joe Welch, Miss
Louie Daere, the three Gardners, the Sisters Ty
son, McßHfie and Goodrich. William Cahlll Davles,
Pat and Matt!e Rooney, Forrester and Floyd,
Jacklin and Ingram, Tweeu and Lazelle. Tenny
and Livingston, Lew Piste!. Alvan. juggler, and the
At the Lion Palace last night there ware seen
and heard Bettina Girard. Happy Fanny Fie'.ds,
the Everett Trio. May Fi«ke. Lena and Vanl, the
Balls trio. Crane the magician, and Coakley and
A programme was offered at Hammerstein's Vic
toria last night, which included the Johnson broth
ers, the Navaros, acrobats; Wormwood's dog and
monkey circus, the Holloway trio. Morris's edu
cated ponies, the three Livingstons, acrobats; Sat
suma, Japa.iese juggler: the Rossow Midgets
Hayes and Healejr, atlsa Louise Drp^ser with her
pickaninnies: Marion Winchester. Giovanni Porta
nova, with the Lazzaroni quartet, and Czarina
The moving pictures shown at the Eden Musee
are attracting much attention, particularly the one
entitled "Queen Victoria's Farewell to Ireland."
These pictures will be shown hourly, afternoon and
evening, during the week. The afternoon and
evening concerts will have pleasing programmes,
and the Musee will be kept cool.
Charles Dickson and his company headed the list
at Keith's yesterday In "A Pressing Matter."
Among other features of the programme Hvere Sam
Lockhart's baby eiephants. Francesca Redding
and her company, In "Her Friend from Texas"
Hayes and Lytton. Matthews and Harris Howe
Wall and Walters, A. O. Duncan, the ventriloquist-
Harry and Kate Jackson, the Rosinas, the Rio
brothers, the biograph. Richard Pttrot. O'Rourk-->
and Burnette, Alf Hoir. Higgins and Leslie and
Master George Jones, boy soprano.
An attractive enter'air.ment was given in the
Cherry Blossom Grove of the New-York Theatre
last evening and drew a large audience. Th<» bill
vi as for the most part the same as that of last
week, including the ballets.
On the Casino roof last night the same bill with
which the season opened on Saturday was again
presented. In it were the ballet "Naples and the
Open Door," Mile. Emma De Consoli, Slgnor and
Sisnora Sezza. 'The Lady with the Diamond Dog '
Hooker and Davis, eccentric dancers; James
Thornton and the Carmen Sisters.
A dramatic feature of yesterday's programme at
Proctor's Twenty-thirri Street Thsatro was Mr.
and Mrs. Robyn's "Counsel for the Defence."
Lighter diversion was found in the singing of "The
Queen's Fan" trio by Oriska Wonien. vera Rial
and Adele Archer; Zeno. Carl ami Zeno. Fisher
and Carroll. Montague nnd Wes*., Ifellte Hurt, the
two Lamonts and the fcataterhnostiopa.
The popularity of Ralph Stuart wrs d^mnn
*trated yesterday at Proctor's Fifth Avenue Thea
\re. when he made his continuous debut in "The
Peacemaker.' Some of the numbers were Galetti'a
monkeys. Jess Dandy. H. V. Fitzgerald. Qruet
Beers and Gruet Conway and Leland. Bartoa and
Ashley and the kalatechnoscope.
Agnes Herndon plunsred Into continuous vaude
ville yesterday at the Palace. Other features wera
the Three Guitanos. Giacinta Delia Rocca, John
and Etta Gilroy, Grant and Grant, Barrett ami
Learned. Paxron and Parker. Scott an.i Wilson
and' the kalatechnosi-one.
The funeral of Dr. Paul Gibier, the founder and
head of the Paiteur Institute. No. 3U West Twenty,
thlrd-st.. who died at Suffern on Saturday, after
being thro-vn from his carnage, will take place
this morning at the Institute at 11 o'clock. The
services will be very simple In character, accord
ing to the expressed wish of Dr. Gtbler Thera
will be a Rhort address by the Rev. Dr. Eckals. of
Bayald*, Long Island, who was in sympathy with
Pr. ('.(bier's viows regarding a future life. After
the ceremony the body will be cseaated at Fr^-h
Pond, Long Island. The burial will be private
Dr. (libler many times .'xpr^ssed the wish that his
body should be cremated.
At the Pasteur Institute yesterday a Tribune re
porter was informed that the body arrived from
Suffern yesterday morning, and that Dr Georue
«;. Kimbaud. Dr. Gtbler's nephew, would in all
probability succeed his uncle in th.» direction of the
Institute. l>r. Rambaud Is In Pnrin. where he has
been for a month. an<s will probabt] h i ;\.r Amer
ica hi once, as h»* wa« Inri.rtneil by cnNe. of his
uncle's death on Sunday.
Poughkeepsle. N. V., June 11 (Special).— will
of Henry L. . Hoyt. late of - the -village of Staats
burg, near this city, was probated In the Surro
gate's.Court here to-day. The estate la valued at
nOO.OOO real <\nd $50,000 personal. After the sum of
$3.<X10 is given to Yale "University for the endow
ment fund. $3,000 to St. J.-tirifs 1 .-, Church, at Hyde
Park, and $10,000 to Angelica M. <•;*. the residua Is
given to Gerald L. Hoyt. Angelica Morgan and
Gertrude Hoyt. relatives of the testator.
London. June 11. — The Viceroy of India. Baron
Curzon of- Kedleston. has sent a dispatch to the
Secretary of State for India Lord George Ham
ilton, announcing that a good rain has fallen
in Southern India, that there have been scat
tered showers elsewhere and that the meteoro
logical reporter forecasts a good, though late,
The hot weather, however, still prevails, and
the famine relief situation has not altered.
There are now about 5,802,000 persona receiv
ing relief.
The Committee of One Hundred on India Famine
Relief yesterday reported the following contribu
tions received since its last report:
M»th<vll»t Church. Alvarado. Tex $10 00
Charl«!» A. Perkins. Knoxvill#. Term 1000
Fifst Presbyterian Church. Delhi. Ohio, addi
tional (LOO
Mr. and Mrs. H.. through Fifth Avenue Bank.. 10 fO
Through Goppel Echo. Covinicton. In<J 500
B. G. W.. Brooklyn SftM
Calvarr Presbyterian Church. Buffalo. N. T.... ■»•• IS
B. M. R.. Brooklyn 1000
John J. Britton 250
Dell Stuart. Portland. Ore., through "The New-
York Journal" 600
R. J. Robinson. MeCormlck. S. C 6 nr>
I: M. V s<«
It J. L Brubaker. Altoona. Perm sO>
James Rutherford, through • - Th» Evening
Leader." Carbondale. Perm 1000
Plum Creek Presbyterian Church. X»w-Texas.
r»nn 500
Miss Jenny Eriksson 1 ■-•
H. W. Simmons. Brooklyn 1 •••
W. A. Roberts ICO
Mrs. Clara M. Beckwlth. Sharon. Mass.. through
State Bank. Hartford. Conn SAOO
William R. Beal 23 00
Sunday school. Church of the Holy Trinity . . 11 <m
W. F. Etherineton & Co.. through The »w-
Tork Tribune CO O
Intermediate Christian Endeavor Society. Pres- _
byterian Church. Dover. N. J in*
Friends 27J
Cash 10rt>
Citizen.* of GoMboro. N. C 31 no
Mrs. M. A. Fereday. Mount Vernon. NY s<v>
Park & Tilf«rd M N
Cash a 1 .*>
Citizens of California, through the Bank of
America 900 00
Member of Central Presbyterian Church. Kan
sas City. Mo WO CO
Cash SOOn
P. H. Slckel SO
Louis J. Peeler, throuch "Th» New-Tork Times'* 50 00
Union meeyn*. Franklin. Ohio ..,.. «to
A. M. Pederlch. Albany. N. V . ]*«)•
J. P. Ferre »*
A sympathizer . }as
Miss K. R. Havllanri - „
Miss Shrader. Mrs. Dr. Porr»r and R. W. Ely.
Neosho. Mo lOS
Sunday school. Christian Endeavor Society and
contestation. Park Congregational Church.
Brooklyn .. 73 44
Esbert E. Carr. M arlborough. N. Y . • 0}
Pomrov Brothers WOO
\-l~a Botania Congregation. Volga. 3. D 1140
Citizens of Fall River. Ma«» IV. no
Previously reported .■«.-» ft*
Total la date .?«<>, 749 po
The Executive Committee of the Committee of
One Hundred on India Famine Relief met at the
Chamber of Commerce yesterday. There were
present William E. Dodge. L. T. Chamberlain.
Isaac N. Seligman, Darwin R. James. Robert C.
Ogden. E. Francis Hy<Je. John Crosby Brown and
Spencer Trask,
The chairman reported that Boston had organ
ized a committee of one hundred, with Governor
Crane chairman; Lieutenant-Governor Bates, chair
man of Executive Committee: Mayor Hart, secre
tary, and Brown Brothers & Co.. of Boston, treas
urers. A meeting of the Permanent Relief Com
mittee, of Philadelphia, has been called by Mayor
Ashbridge for Thursday.
The Executive Committee will meet hereafter at
the Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday and Friday
of each week at 12:30 o'clock, the Wednesday meet
ing: being discontinued.
A mass meeting was held at Hingham, Mass.. on
Sunday evening and a strong committee formed.
Ex-President Harrison. Governor Mount. H. H.
Hanna and other eminent citizens of Indiana, are
deeply interested in the famine situation^ and a
movement is under way to organize a relteT'cbm
mittee in that State. ■ [ •'--
The Committee of One Hundred on India Famine
Relief has formed a committee for the distribution
of relief funds in India, called the Amerieo-Indian
Relief Committee. It is composed as follows-
William H. Fee. United" States Consul at Bombay,
chairman: Dr. Robert A. Hume, executive secre- J
tary; three business men of India. American or
European, and one native Indian: three mission
aries, one being European. in all nine. The :-last
£5.000 sent to India by the Committee of. One ,H,un
dred has been placed at the disposal of this com
mittee In Bombay. '.* oi -
The reasons for forming the committee are as
follows: The National India Famine Charitable Re
lief Fund, at whose head is Sir Francis Maclean.
Chief Justice of Bengal, appears, notwithstanding
its splendid work, to have two limitations. First,
from its distribution of relief funds through Gov
ernment officials, acting non-offlcially, the popular
Impression is likely to he gained in India that the
relief is substantially governmental, and thus It
cannot be made clear to the people that America
has a share in the bestowals. Second, the famine
distress is worst in the hundreds of native States
where the Government's agents are fewest, and
where, accordingly, the Government's agencies for
charitable relief are furthest from being complete.
The Interdenominational Missionary Relief Com
mittee is composed solely of American mission
aries, and thus, while its work Is beyond praise, it
does not correspond perfectly to the scope and plan
of the Committee of One Hundred, which is a civic
agency, making free offer of its services In the
great work of forwarding aid from favored Amer
ica to famished India. The Americo-Indian Relief
Committee represents all Interests and embodies
all elements.
Boston. June 11— The American Board of Com
missioners for Foreign Missions has received a
cable dispatch from Peking, dated yestPrdj'.
firming the press dispatches that Tung-Chau kaa
been abandoned by the missionaries, and that t^e
missionaries are safe at Peking, but that the
native converts have been massacred and scattered.
There wer» lfi missionaries at Tung-Chau, 19 r.a-ive
helpers. 213 native communicants. 300 native ad
herents and 4.V> Sunday school members Tlie ti tal
number of pupils in the educational departs
Tung-Chau was 23f>. Of the sixteen missionaries
four or five are known to be In this country on
Archbishop Lewis, of Kingston. Ont.. Is booked
to sail to-day on the Lahn. Several parties of
tourists are booked to sail or, the Friesland to-mor
row. among them Professor Henry E. Northrop
and party. Mrs. H. L. McChesney and party, ana
Miss H. M. Barbour and party.
The entire family of Senator Nelson W. Aldrlch.
cf Rhode Island, is booked to sail on the St. Louis
to-morrow, as are Mrs. De Lanoey Nicoll and Mra.
George L. Ingraham.
Among the passengers booked to sail on the
Oceanic to-morrow are Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt,
ar and Miss Gladys Vanderbilt.
The Cymric, which sails to-day, will have ajnonx
her passengers Arthur Balrour.
captaix PHELPS'S COACBIXG trip.
Montlcello. N. T . June 11 (Special).— Captain
Phelps came In this afternoon, his four going
strong and hiving come thirty miles and up a
thousand feet from BfMdletowa since 11 o'clock.
He goes to Liberty to-morrow, an.l then strikes
west for Blnghamton. There are eleven In the
party. Including maids and valets.
West Point. N. T. June 11.— The graduation hop
took place to-night, and was the most brilliant
affair that has occurred at West Point In yearn.
Cadets Courly. Beck. Bull anil Schley were th»
managers, and Colonel and Mrs. Mills received the
Louisville. Ky.. June 11 tSpecia!).— Miss Helen
Gould and her party went to Mammoth Cave this
morning and will return on Wednesday. At Boras
Cave the town school gathered at the station, ami
when the train came in presented her with an
elegant floral design. They also asked the priv
ilege of photographing her. and to this Miss Goald
consented. saying It was the first time In her «x
The will of James M. Constable, of the firm of
Arnold. Constable & Co., was filed for probate y«»
To his son. Frederick A. Constable, he leaves his
country home at Mamaroneck and its content*,
with a few exceptions. To his daughter. Harriet
M. Arnold, wife of Henry Arnold, he leaves »25.00<>
In cash. His daughter. Amy Henrietta Weather
bee, receives his city house, at No. 240 Madison
The residue of his property is to be divided
equally among his three children, but all moneys
standing to his credit In the firm of Arnold, Con
«tab!e .* Co. must remain as part of its capital ' ■"
a period of seven years after his death, and as
much longer as the benenctariea deem fit. Hi
two fellowships in perpetuity In the New-Tor'^
Museum of Art the t«tit*tor leaves to his two
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