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KEITH'S — Continuous Performance.
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PASTOR'S— Performance.
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Instruction 12 5
Cm 12 4
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Ocean Steamers 12 3
Proposals 12 3
Railroads .. 13 5-0
Real Estate 12 *-«
School Agencies 12 . I
Ppeclsl Notice*' .7- 6
Steamboat* 4 5-8
Storage Notice 12 4
Surrogate's Notice*... 6
Summer Hesorts 9 1-6
Summer R'sort QuMea 9 6
Teachers 12 8
The Turf 14 «
Tribune Sußrcnpilon
Rare, 7 6
Trust Companies 12 1-2
Work Wanted 12 5-6
Pace.Col. I
Amutements 14 ft
Announcements ....14 6
Auction Sties 4. 4
Bankers & Brokers.. l 2 S
Bicycle* 4 1
Board an' Rooms... 12 2-3
Book* 12 1
X3u*ineM Chances.... 8'
Business Notice*.... 6 1
City Hotels 13 5
Our.try Beard 9 ft
Country Property to
Let 12 8
Dividend Notices.. ..32 2-3
Domestic Situations
Wanted 12 6-7
X>r«M>m<UclnK 12 4 '
Excursions 13 ft!
Financial 10 6.
Financial 11 1>
Foreclosure Sales . . .12 81
For Stile 13 4
Furnished Room? 12 4
Help Wanted 12 4
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Roll Top Desks and Offlce Furniture.
Great Variety of Style and Price.
No. 11l Fultcn St.
Xtto-Wwrk J&va&& &nbnnt.
THURSDAY. JUNE 14, 1900.
FOREIGN.— Lord Roberts in a lon* dispatch
ennounces the defeat of the Boers under Botha
fifteen miles east of Pretoria, the complete de
it at of the Boers under De Wet on the Rhenos
ter River, and the restoration of communication
*between Pretoria and Bloemfonteln; In the en
«agement east of Pretoria the Earl of Airlie
•wap among the killed; General Buller occupied
Volksrust. north of Lainefs Nek. == A force
«f American marines left Manila on the Solace
to reinforce Admiral Kempff in Chinese waters;
■further reinforcements will probably be sent; a
detachment of British marines will Fail from
Hong Kong to-day for Tien-TSln: the Dowager
Empress will not offer any objection to the pres
ence of foreign troops In China, sssss The
.Bundesrath passed the Kaiser's Navy bill; the
Emperor will sign the bill to-day, making it a
law; for his services in connection with the
measure. Admiral Tirpltz will be ennobled.
1 News from Sir F. M. Hodgson. Governor
of the Gold Coast, shows that the besieged gar
rison of Coomassie Is on naif ration?, with a
scanty supply of ammunition; heavy rains and
difficulty in securing carriers is delaying the ad
vance at the relief column.
DOMESTIC— Senator Hanna said at Philadel
phia that the Administration had no choice for
ViVe-President. but wanted the best man for
the place; the National Committee heard the
contesting delegations from Alabama. ■■ ■
Postmaster-General Smith announced that Mr.
Hathbone. the suspended Director of Posts in
Cuba, would not hold "{fee again. - ■ The
President appointed ex-Congressman William
D. Bynum a member of the commission to
codify the criminal laws of the United States.
- The Navy Department decided to send
another battalion of marines to Admiral Remey,
at Manila. - At a meeting of diplomats in
"Washington, it was decided to leave the selec
tion of the date of holding the Pan-American
Congress to the Governments of the United
States and Mexico. ===== Allegations against
Controller Coler. charging him with "gross
breach of trust" in connection with the sale of
city bonds, were presented to Governor Roose
velt, with a request for the removal of the Con
troller from office. === The Ohio Democratic
State Convention Instructed delegates for Bryan
and nominated a State ticket.
ClTY.— Stocks were strong and higher. ======
Picardy, Imp. Blues, First Whip. Rolling Boer
and Autumn won the Gravesend races. =====
The annual commencement of Columbia Uni
versity was held in the gymnasium, Morningslde
Heights. =rr= A runaway horse in East One
hundred-and-flfteenth-st. killed one child and
Injured live. ■ Alexander T. Mason was sus
tained by the Republican Committee of the
XXIXth Assembly District. = W. H. Gel-
Bhenen. president of the Garfleld National Bank,
called for Europe.
THE WEATHER.— for to-day:
Ehowers. The temperature yesterday: Highest,
79 degrees; lowest. 85; average, 72^.
The Tribune wM be viuiled, daily and
Sunday, to any nddrtss in the country for
a dollar a month. Address changed as
often as desired.
Any newsdealer iiill supply The Tribune
in response to a regular order.
The Democratic party constantly reminds
those who have some familiarity with history
that other parties have gone out like a snuffed
candle. It has reached a point at which its
■whole future may not improbably turn upon
the impression It succeeds in making on public
opinion next fall. Its ablest men eompreh-rid
the fact, and are anxious and thoughtful. Its
amazing conduct in 180G might be thrust aside
and forgotten as one of those lapses into lunacy
•which a frantic desire for Immediate success
•will sometimes produce; but a great party can
not be guilty of such a thing twice and in two
successive contests without results that last.
Flirting with the least rational and most dan
■mi of its foes, if it goes so far that the
ablest and most considerate men of the party
regard its defeat as their first duty, is not an
ofT-nee to be committed twice with impunity
Nobody is able to perceive any prospect that
the Democratic party at its coming National
Convention will rise above the appeal to heap
money. Populism and Anarchism in their worst
forms, which made the campaign of ISHG so re
pntelre to conservative minds. Unhappily, what
ever talk there is among Democrats on other
topics Is pitched in such a key that it would be
out of place if not addressed to the least worthy
and most dangerous elements. There is not a
trace of sober inquiry whether the Philippine
inhabitants are in fact capable of self-govern
ment, but only a senseless appeal to those who
fancy that American liberties will be under
mined if armies become strong enough to pre
vent riots. It is never asked whether this or
that trust or corporation is in fact hindering the
people, but a perpetual assumption appears that
the offence is at all times such as to call for
No people actually free can ever be governed
by 1 party -which meets public affairs in that
spirit. The thoughtful and industrious dwellers
on the farms or business men of the towns can
never be brought to the front in the conduct of
Mich a party, but only the mobs of large cities.
No party which teaches hostility to a govern
ment of tha people can elicit from a majority
anything but hostility for Itself. The city mob
Iran create parties by the dozen, but cannot keep
alive a single one. The Democratic appeal to
lawlessness and mobocracy In ISO'S was scarcely
supposed, even by its most determined op
ponents, anything more than a temporary ab
erration. But its tone this year appears strange
ly expressive nnd scarcely less than ominous.
If the party has not deliberately get itself to
make solf-jrovernment bated and distrusted h\
the very majority -which has to. uphold and
direr it. then Its conduct is far beyond any
rational explanation. L.v
Tammany Hall purports to be a society of the
people themselves, through which their own
•wishes about their government find expression.
But is M ever the wish of the people themselves
In this great city that they should be forced to
pay into the private pockets of ;, few lenders the
1 cost of one lump of ice out , f every three that
f they require? While Mr. Croker declared with
|^»mtrous arrogance that the men who took
the Job of managing parties expected so to
manage that big profits would come to them all
the time, he was extremely careful not to men
tion any form of profit for leaders or managers
which drew the cash directly from the pockets
of the millions In tlil« city. Rut what Ik he to
do if in his absence the men intrusted by him
with control till their pockets by taxing every
poor man a price and a half for every lump of
ice he usea? It is in the face of such a dis
closure that the Democratic party proposes to
make Its National campaign turn largely on
alleged plundering of the people by corporations
said to be mainly of Republican origin. If the
object i« to convince both city and country
voters thnt they have been plundered, and that
Democrats in power will do it even more shame
lessly and cruelly than Republicans, so that no
remedy is possible short of an overthrow of
pelf-!ro%-ernment through either of the great par
ties, what conclusion In the least degree promis
ing for Democrats can be drawn from the pres
ent attitude of the party?
The chief problem of the Philadelphia con
vention is to be the selection of a suitable candi
date for Vice-President. The rest of the work
Is practically marked out already. But there Is
yet need to settle on some man for second place
who is big enough for first and who will add
PtrencrTli to the ticket. In such a case it is
natural m turn to New-York as the pivotal
State. Irs electoral vote is presumably essen
tial to Meoeaa, and. whilo Republicans have
every reason for expecting to carry it, all real
ize, or should realize, that it is too subject to
violent changes to b? neglected, in reliance on
Its overwhelming vote of four years ago.
When it comes to strengthening the ticket in
New-York, however, difficulty seems to be en
countered. Most of the names proposed by
friends of the Administration in other States as
likely to give dignity to the ticket and be popu
lar in New-York do not suit Mr. Platt. Ex-
Secretary Bliss is said to be favorably regarded
by the Administration, but Mr. Platt does not
want to throw the New-York delegation to a
man who charges that he "deliberately acts so
"as to make it impossible for self-respecting
"men to be allied with him even for a good
"purpose." In this case, however, candor compels
up to remind the friends of the Administration
that there is an opposite consideration to be
kept in view, and that before they reach a con
clusion favorable to the nomination of Mr.
Bliss they should take into account his declara
tion in IS!>7 that a failure to support. General
Tracy against Mr. T.ow would be as bad as not
to have been on the side of the Union at Gettys
burg. Close friends of the President have
said that Mr. McKinley thinks Seth Low would
strengthen the ticket in this and other States.
In view of the effort which is evidenily to be
made to impress people with the notion that the
educated thinkers disapprove of the expansion
policy, a man identified with a great university
and everywhere known as an independent
thinker and worker for good government might
make a most valuable Vice-Presidential candi
date. But Mr. Platt will not "stand for" him
or for any other possible candidate from New-
York who would have the confidence of the
voters determining the election.
His scheme to rid himself of Governor Roose
velt having seemingly been blocked by that
statesman's unwillingness to come to the res
cue. Mr. Platt appears to tolerate no notion
of letting the Administration have any New-
Yorker of larger size than Mr. Odell, Of
course, the nomination of Mr. Odell would
strengthen the ticket in the quarters where
it needs strengthening about as much as
would the nomination of Mr. Woodruff. Both
of these gentlemen are popular with the ma
chine, but the votes Mr. McKinley wants to be
sure of are the 318.000 votes in this State which
were for him in IW><">, when he got a nomination
in spite of Mr. Platt. and a large part of which
d -sci'ted The Republican ticket the next year,
when Mr. Platt had his own way and his man
agement of affairs was under judgment. He
transformed a victory by 265.000 plurality into a
defeat by 50,000 minority in one year. Now,
apparently, he is perfectly willing to pursue the
same tactics of exclusive machine domination.
Rather than let the President choose a running
mate who has the confidence of the people, he
prefers to have the candidate come from some
other State, let the effect on the New- York cam
paign be what it may.
The safe rule for the Administration to fol
low is to pick its man and nominate him re
pardless of Mr. Platt. If the leaders from
other States think a Western candidate more
useful they may be assured that the Republi
cans of New-York will heartily wish them to
follow their judgment. If, on the other hand,
they believe New-York's electoral vote can he
made more certain by some man of character
f.nd reputation from this State able to gain the
favor of the Independent voters who are the
balance of power here, they need not worry
about the automatic indorsement of the New-
York delegation. The Presidency has been *yon
before vow in face of the original opposition of
the organization in the candidate's own State.
What New-York wants is the nomination of the
best and strongest man, whether he suits Mr.
I'latt or not. and election returns show that
New-Yorkers will vote for him rather more
readily if he does not suit Mr. Platt than if he
The jealous rivalry among the jireat Powers
of Europe over, the control or partition of Chit*'
Is explicable and ' natural, especially that be
tween Great Britain and Russia. The commer
cial interests of the former of these two and
the territorial ambitions and opportunities of
the latter are so enormous that neither can
afford to neglect a single move in the game.
But there is a great Power, not European,
■whose interest in the fate of China and of
Corea is in all respects fully comparable with
that of any other, and whose interest in the one
respect of natural sentiment far surpasses that
of any other. Japan has a larger commerce
with China than any other nation has, save only
the British Empire, and, indeed, proportionately
her commerce is second to none. Nor can Rus
sia claim from a political point of view a
greater interest in China than that of Japan.
On the score of natural and legitimate senti
ment, however, as we have said, Japan out
ranks them all. China and Coroa are Joined to
her by ties of race and blood and speech and
tradition. There was among them in old times
a community of Isolation, or separation, from the
-world. There is among them to-day a like com
munity in-^he discrimination made against them
as "Oriental?" by the Western World. Japan
has abandoned that isolation and overcome that
prejudice far more than either of the others,
but she has by no means got past her fellow
feeling for them on those scores. She feels,
moreover, and with some reason, that every
blow struck at them by Western Powers is also
Indirectly struck at her. They are in ■ measure
buffer States between her and a concert of
Powers which she suspects, and not without
cause, of being at heart hostile to her. More
over—and this is by no means the least potent
consideration— Japan has cherished the natural
ambition of herself exercising the social, indus
trial aud political hegemony of the Mongolian
world. Bbc has meant to carry her civilization
into China and Corea and to awaken them as
*he herself has been awakened. She considers
it both her duty and her right to do this, just as
Prussia took the lead among the German States
and Russia makes herself the oeutre of Pan-
It lias become evident to Japan, howoTcr. that
UM European Powers, or nt least one of thriii.
and that the most aggressive of thetn all, will if
possible break down her rights and frustrate
her ambition. Three Powers actually combined
to do so at the close of the Chinese war. It was
her Intention then to take Corea under her pro
tection and to make herself the "guide. philoH
opher and friend" of China, with, v.-c may add,
the full consent and earnest desire of China.
But Russia objected, and persuaded France and
Germany to join her in compelling Japan to
forego her laudable de&igns. In doing so they
seemingly set back the wheels of civilization in
the Orient, and undoubtedly kept the door open
for precisely such on ominous crisis as the
present. More than that, they— or Russia—im
posed upon Japan a grievance which the latter
has not forgotten nor forgiven. Since that time
Japan hap felt that her "manifest destiny" was
unjustly thwarted and her natvral rights were
violated, and she has not ceased to plan and
to prepare for redress.
With the right or wrong of this attitude of
Japan we need not concern ourselves. It is
natural and it is entirely in accord with the tra
ditions nnd practice of the world. There are
those even in high places who profess to regard
it as necessary that Japan shall be checked and
balked in her development and in her Pan-Mon
golian aspirations, lest she become too powerful
and prove in time to be a menace — a "Yellow
Peril" — to Western civilization. It certainly
seems more pleasant and more courageous to
hold that the superiority of the Caucasian race
and of its civilization will always insure security
from such rivalry. But however that may be.
In the circumstances we have described is to be
fonnd the animus of Japai^s present attitude
toward Russia and toward the Chinese ques
tion. And her attitude will doubtless prove to
be a factor In the problem which no other
Power nor combination of Powers can afford to
Our oblate-spheroidal contemporary "The
London Globe," being slightly flattened nt its
boreal pole, tartly disapproves the alleged in
tention of Americans visiting Paris this summer
to distinguish themselves from the inhabitants
of perfidious Albion by wearing flags in their
buttonholes and learning to tell in the French
language where they hail from. "The Globe" is
inclined to think that less drastic measures
would accomplish the object, and that even a
slight accentuation of the National twang would
be quite sufficient, but adds that it would hard
ly seem to comport with the dignity of Ameri
cans to visit a city In which they consider It
necessary to make a spectacle of themselves in
order to escape being taken for genuine Anglo-
Understanding that this is guaranteed to be a
bitter jest we venture to surmise that a min
iature flag in an American's buttonhole would
probably attract very lit tie notice In competi
tion with the clothes in which English men and
women are accustomed to traverse the Conti
nent of Europe. At close quarters it might
serve the intended purpose, but it would scarce
ly impress the wqary eyes of Paris as a "spec
tacle." On the other hand, it does not appear
strictly necessary that Americans attending the
Exposition should take special pains with their
National twang, or acquire the use of easy
phraßes in the vernacular. His French accent is
a vocal achievement which differentiates the
Englishman from all mankind, and so long as
he is pleased to proclaim his nationality on the
slightest provocation, or none at all, his Amer
ican cousin will have no occasion to inconven
ience himself. With the additional intimation
that oob/wiy on this side of the Atlantic has
taken these jocular hints to tourists seriously,
we beg to assure our London contemporary of
our most distinguished consideration.
The beginning of proceedings said to be for
the purpose of breaking up the Hoop Trust
formed not long ago, and the report that some
property of the Sheet Trust is to be sold back
again to former owners, turns attention to the
inevitable next phase of this singular develop
ment. For was it not inevitable that consoli
dation would result in some cases in disappoint
ment? Nobody can have been blind to the fact.
What Is a consolidation of manufacturing
works? Has there ever been discovered a way
of consolidating into one man all the different
manufacturers whose many kinds of skill or
force have created those works? Where the
former owner goes on with the work as its
manager, subject to a corporation, is he the
same man? Where he goes out, as in a large
proportion of cases he does, who brings in the
experience and the technical and practical skill
which have enabled him to hold his own against
the world?
Everybody knows, for instance, that the Car
negie Steel Works do not consist of certain fur
naces and mills, stoves and rolls and other
machinery of which descriptions and dimen
sions can be given. Besides these, there is a
man. The furnaces might be exactly like others,
and the stoves and other machinery, from
smallest to greatest, though it happens they are
not. But no duplication of all the physical
Hems, each in exactly the same place, would
duplicate the works. In greater or less degree
every concern is the product and expression of
one or more minds. Take out of them the mind
which has given them being, with all the knowl
edge, experience and faculties acquired by many
years of use. and the consolidation does not con
solidate. This has been the Inevitable result of
the union of many important manufacturing
concerns into one. Part of the brains, at all
events, has been left nut— some of the creative
power which has built up the business and
made it a. thinjr necessary to buy.
When a consolidation takes place men arc
selected, and if possible secured, who are sup
posed to be the best for each branch of the
works. But no manufacturer has made known
to all his competitors all that ho has learned or
known or be?n, and the best for some works
which they have created might not be the bust
for other works which they did not cteate.
Thus the consolidation pushes to the front the
one question which presently sinks all others
Into insignificance. Has the new concern found
to handle each branch or department men as
well fitted for that particular part of the manu
facture and for that particular aggregation of
machinery as the men who handled it when in
open competition with others? Without the
least hesitation it might be asserted that the
thing could not have happened in every case,
and there is a tremendous percentage of proba
bility that it has not happened in a majority of
cases. Grant that the technical men and ex
perts, foremen and tin- best hands In each de
partruent. have been retained as far as possible.
Some of them have mown up in personal rela
tions with former owners, and refused to taku
subordinate places under a corporation of which
they knew nothing. Some form at once the
Mea that independent works of their owu. or in
association with others in similar conditions,
may presently be established. The naked IfcCt
is that ninny have stayed for a time, but others
have not.
It is the personal element in the whole busi
ness of consolidation which has not yet boiui
tPSted. At the outset a great flood of prosper
ity swept all along to the front. Now the ques
tion conies, How many of the works have se
cured such brains in management that they will
thrive better than they did before? But the test
has to be met, not with a great flood of pros
perity, but with business reduced and prices
thrioklafc O;herwlse it would not be fair. The
creation of many successful works from nothing
required the overcoming of great difficulties and
severe trials not once, but many times. Before
consolidation the works had in them brains with
the highest possible certificates of qualification.
They were created, managed and. In bad times
as in good, made so powerful in competition
that the consolidation paid a price for them.
Have they done as well? With the same or other
handling, are they now as well able to do their
part in times good or bad? Probably many of
the recent consolidations will end in sales and
separations, because In buying the works thr>
purchasers did not or could not buy the brains
In them.
After two clays of careful study we must
confess ourselves unable to decipher the great
cryptogram of Ignatius Donnelly's letter of ac
ceptance. The thing seems to be written In
plain English, though in the talk about silver as
the "moon's metal" there appears to be some
occult reference to the lunacy of Populism.
General Ludlow says the Cuban official at
mosphere is ona of lies and deceptions. That
condition is nn,e of the legacies of many years
of Spanish carpetbag mismanagement.
Philadelphia is all ready for the Convention a
week ahead of time and awaits its guests with
dignity and composure. It started off in its
preparations rather unluckily, but completes
them In a satisfactory manner, and will give Its
visitors cordial welcome and handsome enter
tainment without picking their pockets.
General Otis's declaration that the war In th«
Philippines is practically over, and that our
forces there will henceforward be mainly em
ployed in protecting the Filipinos from each
other, to the general satisfaction of all con
cerned, comes from a source of authority and
probably represents the facts of the situation.
The anti-expanslonistß may cavil at it after the
manner of their kind, but their concerted yelp
is a perishing cadence, of which little more will
or need be heard.
Judge Van Wyck may not appear as a dele
gate-at-large at Kansas City in consequence of
Ice Trust revelations, and it is more than six
teen to one that his boom will not put in an ap
pearance before that assemblage, though Judge
Willetts. of Alabama, may be on hand to pro
nounce its funeral oration.
A year's leave of absence ha* been granted to
Professor George D. Olds, of Amherst College, to
begin with the opening of the fall term. Professor
Olds will sail with his family early In the fall to
spend the year in study and travel abroad.
Bethany College. In Kansas, has conferred the
degree of LL. D. on Representative Dolliver, of
Judge B. G. "Walker, who has been suggested
for President on a National ticket of colored peo
ple, is a well known colored lawyer of Boston.
In September, ISB3, Governor Butler nominated him
Judge of the Charlestown District Court. In 188S
Mayor O'Brien named him for an assessor. He
was born in Boston September 28, 1835. His mother,
Eliza Butler, was prominent in the famous under
ground railroad operations of the fugitive Mcve
Dr. Francis Preston Venable, who has been
elected president of the University of North Car
olina, Is at present professor of chemistry In that
Institution. He Is a native of Virginia, and is
said to possess many of the requisites for a suc
cessful college president. He is to succeed Ptesi
dfnt Alderman, who Is to assume the presidency
of Tu'.ane University, New-Orleans.
John Barrett. e*-"Mrnlster to Slam, will deliver the
commencement address at Vanderbllt T'nlversity. at
Nashville. Teryj.,. nnl ..Jtme 17. Mr. Barrett's sub
ject will be "'Arheclpa*s New Responsibilities."
The Hon. Thomas Bain, Speaker of the Canadian
House of Commons, has been contemplating a re
turn to private life, and now he has definitely de
cided to retire.
Washington. June 13.— Don Juan Cuestas, LL. D.,
the first Minister to be sent to this country from
Uruguay, was formally presented to the President
at the White Housp to-day by Secretary Hay. He
is a prominent citizen of the Republic and a son
of Don Juan Lir.dolfo Cuestas. President of I'ru
guay. Although only thirty years old, he has had
considerable experience in public life and has
served two terms as a member of the Chamber of
Deputies of Uruguay. He was accompanied to this
country by Thomas R. Howard, son of a former
United States Consul at Montevideo, who has been
appointed secretary of legation. The usual expres
sions of goodwill were exchanged.
"Consumptives who go to New-Mexico should
make It their business to get well," said Dr. John
Tascher, of Albu r iuerque, to a Washington news
paper man. "They should have enough money to
keep them from worrying. They should go there
for the rest and not for sightseeing. Above all
*lse, they should disabuse their minds of the idea
that they will get well in a month, or three months,
or six months. It takes a great deal longer than
that. They should be free from bother. This they
cannot- be if they are looking for employment.
There are twenty applicants for every Job that is
vacant. Then, again, sick people do not want to
work. They should be free to use reserve strength
In casting off the disease. New-Mexico will be the
greatest health resort in the world. It has all the
advantages. The climate is the best in the world.
We have more mineral springs— containing different
healthful properties— than any other place known in
any part of the civilized world, none excepted. I
have visited all of the famous health resorts, and
know that none of them have the advantages pos
sessed by New-Mexico."
Unconventlonality.— We found the savage king
wearfr.fr nothing but a silk hat.
"A very unconventional ga.ro!" we protested
His Majesty laughed heartily, and said:
"If you think this is unconventional, you ought
to see a king up in the Jungle a way. He actually
wears russet shoes with his silk hat! Talk about
your unconventionally! He's the boy for you!"
We were much shocked.— (Detroit Journal.
A year ago the Lerner expedition, organized by
a German syndicate consisting of capitalists in
Berlin. Hamburg and Macdeburg, took possession
of some land in the Bear Islands, off the coast of
Siberia. Recently the property was put up for
sale, and the whole of the mining rights a,nd stock
of the Bear Island syndicate, including mining
plant and considerable stocks of coal, were, after a
protest from Herr Theodore Lerner. knocked down
at public auction for $10,000.
A Distinction with a Difference— Shopman-
Here is a very nice thing in revolving bookcases
Mis. Newrich— Oh. are those revolving bookcases?
I thought they called them circulating libraries —
iThe King.
"The Gem" tells a story of the Prince of Wales
playfully declining to write In a lady's album: "A
little while ago I spent nearly an hour one even
ing writing verses in several albums. I even made
up a verse so badly put together that only a royal
prince or a duke at the best could have had the
shame to write such stuff. Now. madam, -what do
you think happened to my verses? Well, they
were all sold at a good stiff price a week later to
provide funds to support the Society for the
Restoration of the Stuarts. Perhaps, Lady ,"
and the Prince laughed heartily, "if I write In
your album you will sell the book to provide funds
for the abolition of the monarchy In England."
Stubb— Young Stillman said that his girl always
kept him waiting.
Perm— So I heard.
Stubb— Well, h>- has had her picture reproduced
on his watch so that she will always be on time. —
(Chicago News.
According to a decision of the Kentucky Court of
Appeals, if one annoys a do« while the animal Is
eating and gets bitten in consequence the victim is
guilty of contributory negligence, and cannot re
cover damages.
No Travel and Overwork.— "How did that young
woman missionary explain her objections to going
to Kentucky?"
"She said the Said of labor wasn't far enough
away, and that the heathen were entirely too
wild."— (lndlanaDolU Journal.
London. Juno 13. — The following dispatch has
been received at the Colonial Office from Colonel
■Wtlleocks, in command of the Ashantee relief
Prahsu, June 12.— A letter has Just been re
ceived from the Governor of the Gold Coast
(Sir F. M. Hodgson), dated Coorr.assle. June 4.
It is as brief as possible. The following is its
substance: \
On several occasions unsuccessful attempts
have been made to get off letters. He informs
me that he Inclosed a copy of another, of May
4. which I have not received. Coomassie is gar
risoned by seven hundred native troops, under
the command of Major Morris. Acting Commis
sioner and Commandant of the Northern Terri
tories, who has succeeded in entering the place
from the north. The Europeans and other
troops are on half rations. The supplies of am
munition at Coomaasie are not sufficient to allow
offensive measures and mast be husbanded in
case of the reinforcements not arriving. The
march for the relief of Coomassie will be met by
great numbers of rebels, who have constructed
stockades and put Impediments In the way,
such as trees. There are also stockades sur
rounding Coomassie. offering the rebels good
shelter. The rebels have places built up in trees
and have used them to open fire from. The
state of the health of Coomassie is good, but
three thousand persons of the native community
are in a state of destitution. Immediate assist
ance Is required."
The reinforcements which have reached the
Gold Coast, most of which have crossed the
prah, comprise one hundred of the Lagos
(Haussa) force, fifty of the Sierra Leone Fron
tier Police, with Maxims and field guns. These
are in addition to the Gold Coast Constabulary
and Gold Coast police. Further reinforcements,
amounting to nine hundred men, are being sent
from Sierra Leone and Northern and Southern
Nigeria, and will reach Cape Coast in the
course of a few days.
The advance of the relieving force has been
delayed by heavy rains and the difficulty of ob
taining carriers, of whom three thousand have
arrived from Cape Coast, and have proceeded
up the country June 11.
Mrs. Russell Sage ts confined to her home, at No.
50fi F!fth-ave.. with a dislocation of the right
shouider, caused by falling down the stoop of her
home on Tuesday evening-.
Mrs. Sage had returned from a visit to many
hospitals, where she had been leaving gifts to poor
patients. She reached her home about 6:30 o'clock,
and had a number of bundles in her arms which
she had not distributed. She walked up the steps
and seized th<» doorbell In her hand and gavp H 1
hard tug. The clasp that held it had become
loosened, and the entire attachment gave way. Mrs.
Sage fell backward and down the steps. The
bundles landed on the second step from the top,
and Mrs. Sage's head struck this and saved her
from perhaps a sericus injury; but her right shoul
der stru-k the edge of the last step, and was dis
Mrs. Sage managed to prevent herself from fall-
Ins down the steps to 'he sidewalk, and walked
ur.aided into the house.
Dr Munn. the famllv physician, was summoned,
and Mrs. Sage was put to bed. Dr. William Tni
Hoimuth of No. 504 Fifth-aye.. also attended Mrs.
Sagre. He snlrl that her injury was not serious and
that she would be out in a few days. Mr. and Mrs.
Sage were to leave for their summer home, at
Lawrence. Long Island, to-morrow, but the trip
has been postponed.
The Board of Education last night approved ex
penditures authorized by the Finance Committee
of $155,790 for now Public School No. 123. In Brook
lyn: $47,200 for alterations to Public School No.
56, in Brooklyn, and about $70.00") for repairs, fur
niture, etc., for schools in Manhattan and The
William Burke and E. J. Mclntosh were appointed
inspectors of supplies In Brooklyn and Manhattan
at a salary of $2,000 each. The appointments were
made under Civil Service rules.
There was some talk of a change In the bylaws
so as to do away with the necessity for two sig
natures on the pay checks and thus to expedite the
payment of teachers' salaries, but by a nearly
unanimous vote the subject was laid over.
A resolution by Commissioner Davis, addressed
to the Municipal Council and explaining the needs
of the Board of Education, was adopted unanimous
ly. A special meeting was called for next T
for the election of an assistant treasurer
The trustees of the City College met and decided
to raise, to $2.80.1 the salaries of these assistant nro
f^sors: I\ln Sickles. Calvin Ray Smith. Gustav
Legras. Professor Charles A Downer's satarv
was increased to $2.7") and that of Eugene Berge
ron, a tutor, to j:
P. N. 8 ...... .................... 1100 fw)
Birthday offering of infant class of South' Co'n"
Biegrational Sunday school, per F. B. Torr»>v 6 36
Madison Avenue Chapel, of No. 225 East Blenti
»th-Bt., per Mis* Kass B iaon
William H. Orphen. jr 05^
Jessie and Dorothy TJampson. Garrison. N.*y!" 10 00
Sick Children's Aid S»ety of the Brick Church.
per Mrs. Charles O.^iniball. treasurer ' ' 150 00
Presbyterian Sunday school at Parsippany N J "
per Elizabeth C. Cobb. treasurer '....' '" i* ort
B. A, Bar Harbor i ,",
"In loving memory of F. A. B.". .-_ • ft 00
Previously acknowledged ,* 2.781 75
Total June 13. 1000 $3,104 11
Preparations are nearly completed for the remov
al of Walter B. Duryea from Roosevelt Hospital,
where he has been since last summer, when he
broke his neck by a high dive at Glen Cove, Long
It Is said at the hospital that Duryea and his
family are rigidly keeping secret the time decided
upon for his removal! All of the hospital attaches
say they do not know the exact time or manner
in which the celebrated patient will be removed,
although the time Is not far distant. As far as
the hospital is concerned, all the preparations have
been completed, even to the packing of Duryea's
It is understood that Duryea will be transported
to the Long: Island Railroad station in a patent
ambulance, which resembles a coach or clo-ed
brougham. It Is said that a special car 13 beinjr
fitted up by the Long Island Railroad for use
by the patient.
Washington, June 13.— Admiral Dewey ;|nd his
party arrived in Washington over the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad at 8:60 o'clock this evening. The
party comprised the Admiral and Mr.-. .
Lieutenant Caldwell. the Admiral's aid. ani J. H.
Maddy. representing the Baltimore "and Ohio. The
trip from Michigan was without special incident.
Mrs. Dewey has practically recovered from a slight
attack of tonsillitis she suffered while in the West.
The Admiral preatly enjoyed his outing, and as the
train backed into the station here he greeted a
naval officer awaiting him with a hearty shout of
pleasure, SRying: *'U ere ahead of tirop, as usual'"
The Admiral and Mis. Dewey drove directly to
their home.
Washington. June 13.— Major-General E. S. Otis.
who left the city on Monday night to attend th*«
graduating exercises at Waal Point, returned hero
this afternoon. The General's stay in Washington
will be brief, as, after a call on the President to
morrow for a more protracted conference than that
of Monday, he will start for Rochester, N. Y.
where a celebration In his honor Is to bo given on
Friday. The General's daughters Joined their
father here this afternoon.
The examination of Mrs. Jeannette F. Bonner in
the contest of the will of Robert Bonner was con
tinued yesterday before Surrogate Fitzgerald.
Mrs. Bonner told of hjer relations with Mr. Bon
ner and said that they were always friendly Sh«
testified further that Mr. Bonawr had told h/r that
her children would inherit their father's share of
Ma estate. l
.Mrs. Bonner was still on the stand when an ad
journment was taken until to-morro-v.
Beriln, June x 13.— The new Hamburg-American
liner Deutschland. which ran aground Ofl Stettin
while on her way from that port to Swine munde to
take on coal, preparatory to making her trial in,!
was dragged off the bar this forenoon and era
ceeded for Hamburg. v pro "
"Suburban Washington." said Mark Hasting*, of
that city, at the Fifth Avenue Hotel yesterday. "l 3
a plant of late. and. as yet. tender
THE growth. Chevy Chase and a few
SUBURBS OF outlying country homes are about
WASHINGTON, all it can boast of to the north
west, and there are practically no
suburbs to be found elsewhere. The fashionable!
live In town until hot weather comes and then they
scatter far and wide, but. having no business to
hold them, they do not have country places near
the town, as Is the custom in other cities. The city
In expanding has mounted the heights with one
notable exception. Meridian HIM, which consists of
that section of territory lying between Fifteenth
and Eighteenth sts. and between The Boundary
and Columbia Road. With the exception of the
house or ex-Senator Henderson, of Missouri, no
modern house has ever been built upon this ground,
although It has a liberal population of negroes
This Is largely due to its being removed from tba
streetcar lines. A curious thing took place in con
nection with Meridian Hill several years ago. a
well . .■*:. and wealthy resident of the city had
purchase! a number of lots on the hill abutting on
Slxteenth-st. In grading this street the Commis
sioners cut down the front of these lots, and at
the same time constructed a new street running
aiour.d the lots on the same grade level as the
Improved 31xteenth-st. The result of this was that
the unlucky Investor woke up one fine morning to
find himself the owner of a number of lot* situ
ated some thirty feet in the air, the only way
he could reach them apparently being by balloon.
Wearily and with infinite damage to his "bank ac
count he had them brought down to the street
level again, but he shies at suggested Improvements
now. '
Nathan Morris, a lawyer, of Indianapolis, to
speaking of the present aspect of political affairs la
the Hoc3ier State, said yesterday
PROSPERITY at the Waldorf-Astoria: 'The won-
IX derful prosperity of the country in
INDIANA. the last few years has been en-
Joyed to the full by th« people of
Indiana. Where three years ago Urge numbers
of men were unemployed, factories closed and busi
ness in all lines running on a restricted basis, to
day there is work for ever yone-. business Is booming
and our factories are all open and running on tun
time. Our wheat crop 13 ruined, but la everything
else we are in good estate. All this will help
President McKlnley in his canvass 'or re-election,
for the people will not forget that it was under his
Administration that this happy state of affairs
came- to pass and Indiana enjoyed the most pros
perous years in its history. The magnificent and ef
ficient manner In which the Spanish war was car
ried to a triumphant conclusion is another strong
point in the President's favor, and we appreciate,
as well, that it was owing to this war and the
energy with which it was prosecuted that for the
first time we. as a nation, took our righuul place
in the front rank of the great Powers of the earth.
"At the same time there is no us« closing our
eyes to the fact that in Indiana expansion i 3 cot
wholly popular, and in this con-
POPULAR FEEL- nectlon the Cuban postal scan-
IXG FAVORS ■ dais hay« had a bad effect.
MKINLEY. There are, too, people who do
not wholly approve of the Porto
Rican tariff. One of the things that is most to b*
feared is that as the President is in office he will
be held responsible for any errors that may oc
cur under his Administration. As the Chief Execu
tive of the Nation his every act Is subjected to a
minute and searching investigation, and any sup
will be eagerly, seized upon and made the moat
of. This is a danger which Mr. Bryan as a private
citizen i 3 wholly free from. There are. of course.
other dangers, such as possible overproduction in
various lines of trade, with stagnation and dissat
isfaction as the Inevitable results, and the possi
bility of strikes, for which the party in power is
always held responsible. These are the reverse of
the shield, but. weighing everything,. I think the
President will win and continue as our Chief Ex
ecutive until March 4. 1906. although I do not thin*
he will be elected by a3 sweeping a majority as he
would have been had the elections been held six
months or a year ago, when the people were attU
flushed with our victory over Spain."
The Committee of One Hundred on India PambM
Relief reported the following contributions rdceived
Court Street Methodist Church, RockfonJ.,m.,. J3J3O
F. P. Garrettson : .....v.»"»; 2500
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church .'.-....; , * v - •-
Spencer Trask '-- gyWgW
Adrian Iselln , •■ 23000
Baptist Church. Holly Springs. N. C ■ 10 3
A Friend. Cribbs. Perm..... — .-., ; -. •«•
Thomas Ilowel] ••• ' - 200
E. A. E ..:......' . ,;..... --.low
Miss L.-Herwl. Brooklyn. i..,-....*...- ;-\s 1 *
Mrs. Ka5nar. .,;.;..'.....-.. , i.i. . • J J* «»
Miss C • S. Baker.. •...-. ' » '*>
No name .....„-.. ..;.... .-.; 200
Seibert U. E. Church. AHeatown. Pemu. ....... --• 8»>
George Denk*r, Brooklyn ..-;,, x rv,'. R <*>
A Friend. Worcester. Mass .- ." - 1 00
Miss Little. Brooklyn \ A t,%f.'iZT^r,, 150
1.. Beaumont... .-.?-..:-- 200
K. S 150
N. T. XV "100
A Friend *>
C. II •■*>
Annie L. Peaverns. Roiburv. Mass ... : :100
M. E. Blak«roan. Bridgeport. Conn... . ',500
Royal Workers' Circle. King's Daughters. Park ... ■'■■ .ji-j
Congregational Church. Brooklyn 109
Mrs. Llthgow •*(*
G. L. S . : -< ■
H. F 1«
A Friend ' 800
Through Pearl & Co 19000
Vlllase of HedgesvllK N. V . through th« Rev.
Albert R. Crawford 10 SO
The German Presbyterian Frledens-Klreha.
Brooklyn .' W*»
W. Harriett Cauley. Jr.. Philadelphia. Perm l-> '»
Darwin R. James , : 10000
Collected by children of the Religious School of
Temple Emanu-El .. 44 S3
A. J. Smith »••
M. Switzer »•
C. Sidenberg 100
Allan Richer 13 6*
W. Haedrich 100
M E. Holt MM
"The Xew-Orleans Christian Advocate." New-
Orleans. La .... •30
H. W. Carpenter * MOO
Ladles' Society. Watson Memorial Presbyterian
Church. Allegheny. Perm..'. 800
First Presbyterian Church, through Merchants"
Xaticnal Bank, Elmira. N. T MM
Children*" Day offering, Union Settlement Sun
day school, through Harris E. Adrtance - •>)•
Miss Low 1000
Christian Endeavor Society. Wicomlce Presby
terian Church, through the Rev. S. W. Rel
gart. Salisbury. Md . 325
H. >'- yon Post WOO*
Miss G. W. Sargent „. 2300
V. O. Barbour. Burlington. Vt 500
Through R. T. Barton. Mayor of Winchester.
Va TO*
Methodist Episcopal Church. Mlr.oa. K. T-. %4M(
Abbie C. Morrison 1 Ort
Alexander Ouane ..............;........... 50*
F. Es<-obar -a»j
Ivar Pollack. Holden. Mass 2 '*»
James Paifus Smith {MOO
Church of the Saviour COM
The Rectory. Trinity Church. C*hamb*rsburg.
Perm , . V.lßj
Providence Methodist Episcopal Church. Scran
ton. Pern « '2
Presbyterian Church of. the Atonement; Phila
delphia. Perm 1100
Subscriber! 1 of "Literary Digest" 7-4 S>
H. A. Rogers 2500
W. T. Pulsford s*»
Dr. Hermann Kloth - 30»
Through H. L. Juhnaon. Barrett. Minn 675
Sunday School. Second Presbyterian Church
Flndlay. Ohio *»
Mrs. George S. E.i«a:ls «300
Hancock Congregational Church. Lexington"
Ma»s T7 . . * no 55
c. v. Kin*. Tuny. X. T ""1.1. if»oo
Christian Endeavor societies, Eaaten. Penti."""! ■ I
Presbyterian Church and Sunday school. K.r.gs
yi'.l(>. Ohio .TT.. BSS--
Our!»y Memorial Presbyterian Church. Washing
ton. D. C. additional) *. j-OO
Previously reported '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 63 258 M
Total to date $65,34*34
The committee received the following cable dis
patch yesterday:
_.„„ _. . _ Bombay. June 13. 1300.
William E. Dodge. New-York N* V -
Amerlco-Indlan Relief Committee formed. ManeT
used chiefly for four objects: Rescue of orphan**
children, to peri.shing farmers clothing for ths
naked, village relief. Rain delayed. Anxiety aai
distress still Increasing.
KxecatlTi 8
"J. D." sends $10 for the- famine relief tuzi
through The Tribune.
The following is from an Interview with Sir
Henry Irving on his recent return home from
America, published in "The London Chronicle":
"Did you hear anything about the Transvaal
campaign V
"Kverywhere it struck me that the feeling tot
KtiKlaml was very strong, anil iraa one of love and
sympathy. The President very graciously accord
ed me an Interview, and I had a most «!eilshtfal
and very Interesting talk with him at the WWW
House. The war room— an ante-chamber of tb»
President's Inner oface— Is one of the most inter
estlnK places I ever visited. Aa you know t&*
President la the official head of the Army and the
Navy. Here on tlh» walla are exhibited great
maps, showing the exact position at every ship
and of every regiment and company of soldier*.
There are gentlemen present who. directly a tele
gram arrives announcing the move of any troop*
ir a vessel. Immediately make the alterations on
the maps with the result that the President can
see at a glance how his forces, military ani *
naval, are placed. In Washington I had the hon?r
of being Invited to meet various Ministers, aora*
of whom 1 regard 11s old friends so long have I
had the privilege of their acquaintance. Lord
Pauncefote also dUI me the honor of callln? •■
me. and subsequently Invited me to dinner."
"And your future arrangements?"
"Well, we jp.'n at the Lyceum with 'Olivia' en
the loth Inst.. r.: id remain at the Wellington Street
Theatre for about six weeks, in the autumn ther«
will be a tour In the provinces, and next APJ»
we shall start another season at the Lycetim. 1°
the fall of l»n it Is not Imorobal there wii* >•
a tour in the United St*u»^"

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