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V OL - LXII X° 20,279.
NEWS OF TWO CAPITALS.
LONDON.
LORD ROSEBERY'S ZIGZAG COURSE TOW
ARD LEADERSHIP.
FREE TRADE BEST FIGHTING ISSUE FOR
LIBERALS-SPANISH FUNCTIONS END
ED-INTEREST IN KAISERS
MOVEMENTS.
(Copyright: 190? By Th» Tribune Association.)
(Special to The New-Tork Tribune by French Cable
London. May 24.— Lord Rosebery's speech at
■the National Liberal Club is a fresh tack in
the course on which he has been sailing since
he left the Chesterfield anchorage. What is
really important is the general direction in
which he is heading among the zigzags of poli
tical oratory, It is toward the leadership. He
aspires to rally the Liberal party and regain
the stronghold of political power; and brilliant
and tactful as he is when he speaks, and fa
vcred as he is by the personal friendship of the
King, it is not impossible that he may succeed
when the war in South Africa is over. The fact
that he appeared at the National Liberal Club,
where the Radicals have been denouncing him
for years, was highly significant, and showed
that he considered the Liberal Paris worth a
rr.afs.
The speech, while not a great one. was tolerant
end flexible, and pleased even the Radical Hot
spur He made an ingenious use of the Cart
vr!£?ht and Dillon incidents, and not only con
demr.ed Mr. Chamberlain with a fine Irony as
■ good judge of recantations, but also laid
ptress on the- revival of the corn duty as a fiscal
revolution of far reaching character, by which
the ministers were overturning the whole sys
tem of free trade.
Lord Rosebery'E speech emphasizes the fact
that free trade is the best fighting Issue which
the Liberals have for regaining power and pres
tige. Perhaps he was inconsistent In contending
that the Liberals must not keep their eyes
f.xed upon the problems of the past, and in the
next breath going back fifty years and declaring
that, for pood or for evil, the fortunes of the
party were bound up with free trade, but he
was a logical and practical politician in dif
ferentiating the Liberal free trade policy from
the revision of the fiscal systems which Sir
Michael Hicks-Beach's food tax and Mr. Cham
berlain's imperial rollverein project were open
ing the way. What he failed to perceive was
the futility of the kind of Liberal imperialistic
sentiment which he represented when brought
into competition with Mr. Chamberlain's sagaci
ty in taking up the imperial federation on the
business side, with the moral support of the
colonies behind him.
Th»» next general election, whenever It comes,
will find an electorate released from the patri
otic obligations of supporting the government
in war time and at liberty to give expression to
personal grievances and irritation. Income tax
payers are now exposed to Inquisitorial process..
And harassed by surveyors and collectors, under
per.^rsl instructions from the Treasury to go I
behind assessments arid establish claims for I
arrears. It has become a sweating tax, which j
bf&rs heavily upon the resources of people of !
moderate incomes, and has never been enforced i
mote rigorously than at present. Thousands of '
natural Conservatives are predisposed, from the |
operation of the income tax, to condemn the
whole financial administration of the Unionist
government. They will have nothing, however. :
to expect from a change of government, since ■
the Liberals are committed by all traditions to
direct rather than Indirect taxation yet they
will have little to lose by the transfer of po
litical power to the opposition, since Sir Mi- j
chael. Hicks-Beach in finance is essentially a
Liberal and a strong free trader.
Mr Chamberlain alone offers deliverance to
the Income tax payer, for he provides a com
prehensive project for justifying the revision
of the fiscßl system la the zollverein for estab-
UaMng free trade within the empire and a gen
era! tariff against foreign merchandise. British
conservatism and dislike for change will offer
a strenuous resistance to this genuine imperialis
tic movement. The Liberal party, representing
even in the present demoralized state the masses
of the workers, is committed in advance to the
defence- of the present ill balanced fiscal system,
by which the burdens are borne almost exclu
sively by the rich and people of moderate In
comes.
British politics, dull and stagnant for a long
period, promises to be most interesting in th»
early future. While England Is waiting with
characteristic patience for the fulfilment of the
hope that peace will be the outcome of the pro
tracted Cabinet meeting and the negotiations at
Pretoria, and that the coronation will come on
under an unclouded sky, foreign affaire pass
almost without observation. The triumph of
American altruism and good faith in the es
tablishment of the Cuban Republic has excited
no discussion in the press beyond an occasional
intimation that the United States, having found
another Cromer in General Wood, ought to have
kept him at Havana, to set in order the political
and industrial reforms required for working
out the redemption of the fortunes of the
island.
President Loubet's visit to Russia has been
srstfiMd listlessly, and a much greater Inter
est has been excited by the persistent rumors
that th* German Emperor is considering the
P'-ssihility cf making a journey to the United
States and accepting an informal Invitation
from President Roosevelt for shooting, either
among the Adlrondacks or the Rockies. It is
diflVult for Englishmen to observe without prej
wiirt- the signs of increasing friendliness be
tween the United States and Germany, and take
a comprehensive view that America, the British
Empire and Germany are the progressive forces
of the world, to whom the future belongs, and
that any increase of good feeling between two
of these great powers indirectly promotes the
interests of all three.
The Spanish functions have ended with literary
and loyal celebrations. European Interest
lapsed with the departure of th»» princes and
the special embassies. The foreign governments,
by sending influential embassies, have lent a
moral support to the Spanish monarchy and
strengthened the compromise government's day.
Sefior Sagasta. old and feeble, is not likely to
live long, and Sefior Moret will probably suc
ceed him; but General Weyler is the silent sol
dier, who has the army behind him. and may
attempt to re-enact the part of Serrano. Wheth
er the boy King will be a headstrong advocate
of Weyler*s policy of militarism or a sober
minded sovereign, bent upon developing the in
dustrial resources of Spain, is a mystery of the
future.
Dr. Curry told me in Madrid that the King
and the royal family had overwhelmed him with
. ; Continued on fourth i.nRC.
POLAND spring HOUSE. POLAND EPRIN'O,
Ma;n* op^ne June let Booking ofl!ee, Poland Wi-
Ur' Depot. i Park Piace. New York— Advt.
NEW- YORK. SUNDAY, MAY 25. 1902.-2 PARTS. 30 PAGES, UTTH ILLUSTRATED SUPPLEMENT. 1G PAGES.
CABINET AND BOERS.
A DIVISION OF OPINION OVER PEACE
TERMS IN SOUTH AFRICA.
MR CHAMBERLAIN NOT TOO LENIENT
NEWS OF THE METROPOLIS.
(Copyright: 1902: By The Tribune Association.*
(Special to Tho N>w-York Tribune by French Cable.)
London, May 25. 1 a. m. — While the optimists
assert that peace will be arranged within forty
eight hours, it is more probable that a week or
ten days will elapse before definite arrangements
are made. I hear from a trustworthy source that
there was a division of opinion in the Cabinet
respecting the answer which was required when
Lord Kitchener and Lord Milner telegraphed
the suggestions offered by the Boer leaders. It
was not a serious conflict, but a natural dif
ference of view between the more easygoing
members of the Cabinet and Mr. Chamberlain,
who is n more suspicious and more practical
man of business than his colleagues. Some of
the political gossips persist in asserting that Mr.
Chamberlain threatened to resign his office If
certain precautions were neglected. This Is
hardly credible. Mr. Chamberlain would hardly
risk unpopularity by bringing on a political
crisis ■ few weeks before the coronation, and,
moreover, his personal ascendancy In the Cabi
net is too marked to warrant the belief that
6erious resistance was offered to his will. It is
probable that the proposals of the Boer leaders
related to the immediate release of the prison
ers and complete and unreserved amnesty for
the Cape rebels, and that Mr. Chamberlain was
less flexible and indulgent than some of his col
leagues, who knew how anxious the King was
to have peace concluded before the coronation.
Another Cabinet meeting is expected early next
week.
The "Kaffir" market has been less excited.
but the operators are still putting up prices on
the expectation of a speedy negotiation of peace.
The general market was unusually buoyant for
the end of the week. The brokers are forecast
ing a period of speculative activity in the au
tumn.
There is the usual medley of rumors respect
ing Mr. Morgan's fresh shipping contract with 1
the German lines and the great bargain made
by the "White Star shareholders, but authentic
information is lacking.
Xews of Lord Pauncefote"s death was received
too late for an expression of opinion by the
diplomatists heading for the country over Sun
day. He earned a peerage by assuming the
leadership of the Peace Congress at The Hague.
but one of the most useful services rendered by
him to Anglo-Saxon interests was the work
done last year in a number of English country
houses in opening the way fnr a final revision
of the Canal Treaty. Sometimes described as
a country squire, with a rough and ready way
of riding straight for the diplomatic game, he
w:s generally regarded as the ideal British
ambassador for "Washington. I. N. F.
PEACE WORK TAKES TIME.
BOERS NOT TO BE HURRIED BT THE BRIT
ISH GOVERNMENT.
London. May 24. — The developments In the
South African peace situation to-day bear out
all the details cabled to The Associated Press.
A member of the government said to-day:
"You are perfectly correct In insisting that
everything in practically settled, and that the
v:f-r i" Xt fin end. It may be. however, that sev
eral weeks will elapse before a definite an
nouncement can be made. We want to give the
Boer leaders every chance in their conferences
with their followers, and that takes time."
DRO WNED WHILE ESCA PING.
BOYS SCALE WALL AND SWIM FROM
RANDALLS ISLAND.
ONE SINKS WHEN" NEAR NEW-YORK SHORE
-THE OTHER GETS AWAY.
Tired of twenty-four hours of confinement in
the Houfe of Refuge on Randall's Island. James
Fttsstmmoos, seventeen years old. of No. 2JSM
Elgh»h-ave . and Michael Gilbooly, sixteen, of
No. 168 R<nH-irk-avf- . Newburg, N. V.. tied
their clothing on their hearts yesterday after
noon, and tri^d to f\- lm acro?s the kill to Man
hattan. Fitzsimmons was drowned twenty feet
from shore. The other boy escaped.
Thf- boys were committed to the House of
Refuge on Friday. They swore they would not
stay there, and boasted f lvi r they could not he
kept there a day They were not let of the
institution all Friday night or tho next morn
ing, but in the afternoon they had to have some
exercise, and they were sent out with a squad
of other boys to get some air in the b!g play
ground.
The playground is surrounded by a 2<"».foot
wall, to prevent attempts at escape. They got
behind a shed and ingeniously strapped two
bits of beam together long enough to reach from
the ground to the top of the wall While the
guards' backs were turned the boys, with re
markable agility, ascended the spliced beams
hand over hand to the top of the wall, and then,
pulling the beams after them, dropped safely
on the other side. Then they made for the Kill
at the shortest distance opposite to the main
land
They undressed as they ran, and on the shore
tied their clothing into compact bundles and
strapped It on top of their heads. Then
they waded into the river and started to swim
to this city. It took only a few minutes for
their escape to become known, hut it was slow
work telephoning to the police here, and getting
them to watch out at the New-York, New-
Haven and Hartford Railroad yards, at which
the boys would probably land. It was too late
then
E. H. Reney, yardmaster of the New-Haven
roLd. spied the lads swimming over while he
was on duty. He did not make out what they
were at first, as they looked queer with the
bundles tied on their heads. As they came
nearer he saw that two boys were swimming
and he noticed one of them in distress. The
other was some distance from him and appar
ently tired, as well.
As Reney watched, one of the boys shouted out
something and sank out of sight. He was not
more than twenty feet from shore at the time.
Reney started to run as so'-n as he saw that
the boy was tired, but was still some feet from
the shore when the boy went down. Nothing
could be done to save him. A boat was im
mediately put out and the boy grappled for, but
he could not be found, and he did not come to
the surface. The other boy had reached the
shore and In the excitement dressed and es
caped.
The Adirondack* are full of fleh and game, and
the way to reach them is via the New York Cen
tral Send a 2 cent stamp for full information to
OH Daniels. Grand Central Station. New York-
Advt. .
The Hudson River Day Line begin*. May 28th
fr«m N«W y«rk. ana complete service on and
r .p!:; Sa: »th r.. rivalled for Decoration Day
Outinrs. M»*le Advi
LORI) I'AUN'CEFOTE DEAD
WIDESPREAD EXPRESSIONS
OF SORROW.
THE END PEACEFUL AND PAINLESS—
PLANS FOR THE FUNERAL —
OFFICIAL ACTION IN
WASHINGTON.
fBY TELEGRAPH TO THE TRinfNE.l
Washington, May 24— Lord Pauncefote of
Preston. Great Britain's first Ambassador to
the United States, and, by virtue of his seniority
in the grade, for eight years past the dean of the
diplomatic corps at this capital, died early this
morning at the British Embassy, in Connecticut
ave. His death was in a measure unexpected,
for encouraging bulletins from his physicians
had seemed to place him out of immediate dan
ger. Yet to his Intimate friends and to many
of his colleagues the gravity of his condition was
■well known, and few of them expected anything
but a fatal termination to the illness from which
he had been suffering. The news of his death
SIR JULIAN TAUNCEFOTE.
The British Ambassador, who died yesterday.
was, however, a distinct shock to the public,
and clouded in an unavoidable measure the In
ternational ceremony to which the day had been
officially devoted— the unveiling of the Rocham
beau statue in Lafayette Park. Any postpone
ment or modification of the exercises already
planned was, of course, out of the question, al
though the French representatives would gladly
have consented to an eleventh hour change. But
the shadow of Lord Pauncefote's sudden end
gave a necessarily sombre touch to th« exchanr*
of amities between the two New World and Old
World republics which the actual dedication of
the Rochambeau memorial brought to an ap
propriate end. •
Plans for the burial of the British Ambassa
dor have not been definitely settled. But unless
the wishes of the family cause a change the
funeral will probably take place at St. John's
Church on Wednesday. To this service the dip
lomatic corps, the higher government officials
and a few personal friends will be invited. The
War Department will furnish a military escort
for the body, which will be taken from the
church to a receiving vault la P.ock Creek Ceme
tery. Plans for the burial have still to be mad".
UNUSUAL TRIBUTES OF RESPECT.
Evidences of mourning for the dead diplomat
and of sympathy for his family have been gen
eral and striking. By order of the President
the flags on the White House and department
buildings were lowered to-day to halfmast— a
tribute of respect rarely paid under similar cir
cumstances. President Roosevelt made ■ formal
rail of condolence at th- British Embassy, and
personally offered through the British Charge
d'Affalres the use of an American warship to
carry Lord Pauncefor<?'s body back to England.
All the diplomatic colleagues of the dead am
bassador called at the embassy, and many gov
ernment officials and residents of Washington
also left their cards.
Lord Pauncefote's position here was an ex
ceptional one. His service extended back
through four administrations, his appointment
as minister dating from 18nv; so that through
years, as well as through rank, he was easily
entitled to that leadership in the diplomatic
corps which he so long enjoyed unchallenged
and uncontested. His uninterrupted service of
thirteen years had brought him into close and
Intimate touch with American affairs, and given
him a wide acquaintance and genuine popularity
In American society. His daughters had grown
up in Washington, on which both he and they
looked as a second home, and in their social life
they were identified as closely with American
as with foreign circles.
It was Lord Pauncefote's intimacy with Amer
ican public men that time and again enabled
him to smooth over difficult situations and make
his career in the United States one long record
of conciliatory yet self-interested diplomacy.
His personality, his long experience and his un
failing amiability undoubtedly inspired a degree
of personal confidence in his utterances and pol
icies not often given to the conventional diplo
mat. No effort need be made here to estimate
Lord Pauncefote's professional achievements.
His persistence and energy have done much to
forward the diplomatic programme to which his
government seems to have committed itself in
these later years. Only by the comparative suc
cesses or failures of those who follow him at
this capital can his own measure of accomplish
ment be fairly judged. Of his abundant sagac
ity, his ready resource and his acknowledged
popularity there can be, however, no possible
question, and the diplomatic circle here loses in
his death a leader whose distinctions and ser
vices will not readily suffer an eclipse.
LORD PAUNCEFOTE'S LAST MOMENTS.
The improvement which had been noted in
Lord Pauncefote's condition In the last week
received a sudden check about 6 o'clock last
evening, when It was seen that he was experi
encing difficulty in breathing. Dr. Jung, his
physician, was Immediately sent for. and he de
cided on a consultation with a local physician.
In the mean time telegraphing for Dr. Osier, of
Baltimore. In his stead came Dr. Thayer. of
Johns Hopkins University, who arrived at about
2 o'clock this morning. The patient's pulse was
■till good, and when Dr. Thayer left the em
bassy at 3 o'clock to return to Baltimore, the
ambassador was resting so comfortably that a
Continued on third | I9KI .
THE COAL INDUSTRY.
Those Interested In Coal Stocks should read the
article upon this subject in Monday MornlnK Tei
esraph.—Advt. V* -
E. R. THOMAS MOBBED.
HIS WIFE KNOCKED SENSELESS IN
AUTOMOBILE.
GANG OF A HUNDRED RUFFIANS STOPS
VEHICLE AND RAINS MISSILES
ON ITS OCCUPANTS.
Edward R. Thomas, who was president of the
Seventh National Bank at the time of its fail
ure, and who is the son of General Samuel
Thomas, was riding through East Forty-sev
enth-st. last evening in his red automobile, with
his wife, his brother-in-law. Mr. Otter, and a
chauffeur, when the party was attacked by a
mob of one hundred hoodlums between Second
and Third ayes. and severely dealt with. Tin
cans, boilers, pails, stones and sticks were hurled
at the occupants of the vehicle, while the boys
yelled themselves hoarse as they surrounded the
vehicle, which had been brought to a stop by a
boiler thrown between the wheels.
It was this automobile, known as the White
Ghost, when William K. Vanderbllt, jr.. from
whom Mr Thomas purchased it. owned It, which
ran down and killed Henry Thies, a boy, re
cently, while Mr. Thomas and a party of friends
were riding in it. On last Thursday a Jury
brought in a verdict for $3,125 against Mr.
Thomas, the boy's father having sued him for
damages.
Mrs. Thomas was struck In th« head with the
lid of a boiler and rendered unconscious. Even
then, however, the gang did not desist, but
kept up the fusillade and showered the party
with everything they could lay their hands on.
After some time had elapsed, when the chauf
feur managed to extricate the boiler from the
wheels of the automobile, Mr. Thomas and hl3
companions were able to escape from the mob.
Mrs. Thomas was bleeding profusely from a cut
on the back of her head, and after a policeman
arrived on the scene and drove the young riot
ers away, she was driven to her home. No. 17
West Fifty-seventh-st., where her Injury was
attended to by the family physician.
The trouble started when the machine was go
ing west in Forty-fourth-st. between Second and
Third ayes. When it was in the middle of the
block a boy named James Pollock, thirteen years
old. of No. 20S East Forty-fourth-st.. the police
pay, rushed Into the street and hurled a tin can
at the vehicle as it sped past. The missile struck
the chauffeur on the head. At that moment a
gang of Pollock's companions came up and
joined him in the attack. The lads gathered
everything movable and pelted the occupants
of the automobile as It proceeded up the street.
Suddenly one of the boys threw a large boiler
under the wheels. It lodged between them and
the motor box and brought the vehicle to a sud
den stop, throwing the occupants forward When
the hoodlums saw that something had happened
to the machine they crowded around it and re
newed their attack with more vigor. Mr.
Thomas called to the lads to desist, but his voice
was drowned by Jeers and cries, and they kept
up the fuallade. Several hundred persons had
been attracted to the scene, and they watched
the disgraceful exhibition, not lifting a hand
to stop it until Mrs. Thomas uttered a scream
as she was struck on the head with the boiler
lid- A number of men made a half hearted at
tempt to rout the hoodlums, but in such a lacka
daisical manner that the roughs paid no atten
tion to them, and kept up the attack
Mr Thomas. Mr Otter and the chauffeur tried
in vain to shield Mrs. Thomas from the rain of
sticks and stones which descended on them with
such rapidity, but it was noon seen that it
would bo Impossible to remain in the automo
bile and escape probably serious injury.
Amid a shower of stones, the chauffeur Jumped
from the vehicle, and, while he was struck en the
head and body repeatedly, ho managed, after
extreme difficulty, to dislodge the boiler from
between the wheels. Th'n. mounting his seat,
he turned the lever on. ami the machine shot
forward toward Thlrd-ave.
The crowd of boys followed it. however, and
kept up the shower of debris and stones. They
were pelting the party with might and main
when Policeman MoLane, of the East Fifty
flrst-st. station, appeared. He charged the mob
and drove them right and left, but many of them
appeared -ieflant. and, dodging from one side
of the street to the other, they threw what
missiles they had left at him.
Mr. Thomas pointed out Pollock as the insti
gator of the trouble, and Lane ran after the
lad. He ran into the hallway of the house at
No. 204 West Forty-fourth-st.. dashed through
into the yard and attempted to mount a fence
and escape McLane was just about to grab the
youngster when the lad fell from the fence and
broke his right ankle.
The policeman carried him to the street and
an ambulance was called from Flower Hospital.
Dr. Forbes responded and removed the lad to
the hospital a prisoner. Mr. Thomas, after
Identifying the lad as the one who caused the
trouble, went to the East Fifty-first-st. sta
tion and lodged a complaint against him.
Mrs. Thomas, who was lying unconscious in
the automobile, was driven rapidly to her home,
and the family physician hurriedly called. He
found her suffering from a severe scalp wound
anil shock. Although Information concerning
the attack was refused at the home . of Mr.
Thomas, it was admitted that Mrs. Thomas
was in such a condition that she was confined
to her bed.
MEAT MOB ON RAMPAGE.
IT CHARGES ON THREE STORKS-POLICE
PELTED WITH STONES.
Trouble over the high price of meat broke out
anew on Ute East Side last night. Several
"kosher" butcher shops were attacked by ex
cited men and women, and persons who attempt
ed to buy meat were severely dealt with. Cap
tain Walsh, of the Eldridge-st. station, was com
pelled to send out several squads of policemen to
disperse the crowds. It was only after night
sticks were liberally used over the heads and
backs of the yelling mobs that they were routed.
As early us 7 o'clock crowds of men and
women began to SSSC mhlf In front of the ■hope
at No. 107 Orohurd-st. and Nos. 108 and (U"»
Rivington-pt. Persons who attempted to enter
any of the three shons. which an- all owned by
the United Heef Company, were warne-U not to
buy any meat, and if they made any pretence
to do so they were handled roughly, dnsjsjtd
away from the door nnd almost carried awajy
from the vicinity of the stores.
The situation reacted such a crisis that peo
ple who wasted to procure, meat feared to go
near tho stores. When the mob lj;id scared .ill
the would-be purchasers a way it <quieted some
what, but after a while it planned an attack.
Almost simultaneously the mots charged the
three shops, smashing the windows and caus
ing excitement and consternatfcm in the neigh
borhood. At this Juncture the police arrived,
and the crowds, worked up by that time, started
in to pelt the policemen wltk stones. The bat
tle was short lived, however, for the policemen
charged the crowds and scattered them right
and left, clearing the streets in a few moments.
The owners of the buildings on the East Side
where there are butcher shops have informed
the butchers that they vill hold their respon
sible for any damage done to the stores, and the
Insurance companies have informed the owners
of buildings that they cannot be held for dam
age done to the stores.
SAMOSET. ROCKLAND BRCAKWaTER, ME..
Opt.-ns Juno Mb, first season. Booking office, Po-
Urnl W.i t. r Lv;..>t, S Park Place. New Yik
RICKER HOTEL CO.. A. C. JUDD. Ma
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FRANCE AND AMERICA
Join in Dedicating the Statue of
Rochambeau.
NEW PROOFS OF FRIENDSHIP GIVEN.
Representatives of France and America united yesterday in dedicating the statnw
of Marshal Rochambeau, who commanded the French troops to the assistant* I
this country in the War of the Revolution. The statue, which has been erected in
Washington, was unveiled by the Countess Rochambeau- Addresses, dwelling on the
historic friendship between France and the United State?, and repressing confidence
that it will be continued and strengthened, were made by President Roosevelt, M.
Cambon, the French Amhassador; (ieneral Horace Porter. United States Ambassador
to France; Senator Lodge, of Massachusetts, and General Brr.sere. of the French
Army. After the unveiling ceremonies the French and American soldiers, sailors and
marines passed in review before President Roosevelt.
A BRILLIANT PAGEANT.
FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN FRANCE AND
THE UNITED STATES THE DOMI
NANT NOTE.
Washington. May Amid the enthusiastic
demonstrations of a great concourse of people,
the bronze statue of Rochambeau. who brought
the forces of France across the sea at the hour
of greatest peril In the American Revolution,
was unveiled to-day. Seldom has an event pre
sented so many brilliant features of military
pageantry and at the same time given occasion
for the manifestation of the strong bonds of
friendship between the French Republic and the
United States. For the first time In Its history
the national capital saw rank on rank of French
seamen swinging through Pennsylvanla-ave.
and • mingling their cheers with those of the
American bluejackets and soldiers, while at the
same time the French tricolor was entwined
with the Stars and Stripes, and the sound of the
"Marseillaise" was heard along with the "Star
Spangled Banner."
The ceremony of unveiling occurred at the
southwest comer of Lafayette Square, almost
directly opposite the White House, where the
massive figure of the French general has been
erected. Surrounding the statue were great ■
stands to accommodate the many officials and
guests Invited to take part In the exercises.
On every hand the colors of France and
America were blended, one stand being hung
with great folds of red. another with white,
and still another with blue Within this amphi
theatre were gathered representatives of every
branch of the government. including the Presi
dent of the United States and members of the
Cabinet, the Chief Justice and associate jus
tices of the United States Supreme Court, the
i L!<(ij.enant General of the army and the
Admiral of the navy. Senators and Representa
tives. Not less notable was the representation
of France designated by President I.oubet. and
including General Brugere. the highest field i
officer In the French array: Vlce-Admlral Four
nicr. Inspector General of the French navy; the
venerable General Count Chalendar. the de
scendants of Rochambeau and Lafayette, and
others distinguished in French military, offi
cial, literary and artistic life. With them were
the French Ambassador. M. Cambon. and the
entire staff of th" French Embassy, all in
brilliant diplomatic uniform, while the Diplo
matic Corps was represented by the German.
Russian. Italian and Mexican ambassadors and
the minsters from many foreign countries.
President Roosevelt and the members of the
Cabinet were escorted from the White House
by a file of minute men. dressed In the uniform
of Continental days The President noted the
appropriateness of the uniform for this occa
sion, and made a brief complimentary speech
to the escort. When the President arrived at
the stand the entire assemblage rose and greet
ed him with cheers. After an impressive in
vocation by the Rev Dr. Stafford, who took the
place of Cardinal Gibbons. President Roosevelt
delivered the address of welcome. He spoke in
a strong voice and with great earnestness.
pausing frequently at the outbursts of applause.
GREAT OUTBURSTS OF ENTHUSIASM.
As the President concluded his address the
Countess Rochambeau caught up the cords to
the flags enveloping the status, and the massive
bronze figure emerged through the folds of red.
white and blue. At the same Instant the boom
of an artillery salute came from a battery of
heavy guns near by, and the strains of th«
French national hymn came from the Marine
Band. It was an inspiring moment, and. led
by President Roosevelt, the entire assemblage
Joinen in cheering. Another demonstration oc
curred at the close of General Brugge's address,
when, with characteristic French vehemence, he
gave this pledge of undying Franco-American
friendship:
'•Entri- vims, e-ntro aoni; & la vie-, a la mnrt."
"llelufcn you, ■>.- 1 reti list in life. In death."
The ceremonies to-day were the culmination
of the efforts of M. Boeufv<>. of the French Em
bassy, extending over the last two years. He
has sought to strengthen the bonds of friend
ship between the two countries, and to this end
has urged to a successful conclusion the legisla
tion by which the statue was made possible.
A proposed ball on the French man-of-war
Gaulols while in New-York waters has been
abandoned because of the Martinique disaster.
This affair w;is not on the official programme,
but was intended to be given by General
Brugere on May US as an appropriate Incident
of entertainment while In this* country. In
view, however, of the appalling loss of life and
suffering Of the people of Martinique, it was
determined to abandon the proposed ball. The
members of the mission are deeply affected by
the many manifestations of sympathy from the
American nation, which has so nobly responded
to the needs of the sufferers in a practical way.
Receptions in honor of the members of the
Rochambeau mission were to have been given
by Mrs. L. Z. I.elter this afternoon, and by Am
bassador Cambon of the French Embassy rtiis
evening, but they were abandoned on account
of the death of Lord Pauncefote.
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Washington. May 24.— The ceremonies of un
veiling the Rochambeau statue began at 11
o'clock this forenoon. Cardinal Gibbons -was to
have opened the exercises with prayer, but In
his unavoidable absence the Rev. Dr. Stafford
delivered an impressive Invocation. President
Roosevelt then advanced to the front of the
platform and welcomed the French gnests.
WELCOMED BT TEE PRESIDENT.
The President spoke as follows:
M- Ambassador and You. the Re.pt asentattrea of
the Mighty Republic of France: I extend to
you on behalf of the people of the United
States the warmest and moat cordial greet
ing. We appreciate to the full all that is Implied
In this embassy, composed of such men as tbo* .a
who have been sent over here by President Loubet
to commemorate the unveiling of the statue of
the great marshal, who. with the soldiers and sail
ors of France, struck the decisive blow in th* war
which started this country en the path of Inde
pendence among the nations of the earth. (Ap
plause.) I am sure that I give utterance to the
sentiments of every citizen of the United States, of
every American to whom the honor and the glory
of our republic in the past, as in the present. are
dear, when I say that we prize this fresh proof of
the friendship of the French people, not only be
cause it is necessarily pleasing to us to have th*
friendship of a nation so mighty in war and so
mighty in peace as France has ever shown herself
to be. but because It is peculiarly pleasant to feel
that, after a century and a quarter of independent
existence as a nation, the French Republic should.
feel that in that century and a quarter we have
justified the sacrifices France made on our behalf.
(Applause.)
I am sure, my fellow citizens, that you wrteonis
the chance which brings it about that this embassy
of the French people should com* to our shores at
the very time when we, in our turn, have done our
part in starting on the path of independence a sla
ter republic— republic of Cuba. (Applause.)
Mr. Ambassador, the American people, peculiarly
because, they art.- the American people ana because
the history of tbe United State* has been so inter
woven with wnat France has done for OS. also fce
cause they are part of the whole world. which ac
knowledge* and must ever acknowledge In a pecul
iar decree the headship of France along so many
lines in the march of progress and civilization— th*
American people through me. extend their thanks
to you. and in their name I be? to express my ac
knowledgments to the embassy that has come hero
and to President Lcubet and all of the French na
tion, both for the deed ar.d for the magnanimous
spirit that lay behind the doftnsj of the deed, and I
thank you. (Applause.)
THE STATUE UNVEILED.
The Countess de Rochambeau then drew aside
the veil enveloping the figure, bringing into
view the massive bronze proportions of the fa
mous French commander, standing proudly erect
with arm outstretched, directing the fortunes of:
war on the field of Yorktows. A great cheer
went up from Frenchman and Americans alike.
and at the same instant the Marine Band broke
into the inspiring strains of the Marseillaise.
As the French national hymn died away. Am
bassador Cambon escorted to the front of tho
platform the youthful sculptor. M. Hamar. who
designed the statue.
Jf. C AMBON'S RESPONSE.
Then the Ambassador, speaking la French.
delivered a brief address. He said:
The art of France and the generosity of an
American Congress are joining this day in the
erection of a monument to the memory of Mar
shal de Rochambeau. This is a fitting tribute paid
to the French military leader who fought under
Washington for America's independence. But a
short distance hence the American people bad
already consecrated the glorious memory of thosa
young and enthusiastic French patriots who. tired
with an inspiration which but echoed the silent
wish of the entire French nation, had from th*>
very dawn of the struggle brought their swords
■with Lafayette to the service of the thirteen
Colonies. It was just that honor should be ren
dered also to those warriors who came hither by
order of the government of France, and who. un
derstanding their duty, fulfilled it without reserve
and insured the final success of the patriotic en
terprise. In the person of Rochambeau we glorify.
jointly with their commander, the army of France.
its regiments. its officers unknown, its obscure*
soldiers.
It *.s a very great honor for ma to speak hera
as Ambassador of the French Republic, and to
express to you all to-day, who represent here th*
government, the magistracy and the Congress of
the United States, our appreciation of the homage
which you are now paying to the man who carried
to their >-!o*lng triumph the fleurs de !is of ancient
France. To-day the French Republic sends you
a mission, which is headed by the most eminent
of our general officers. General Brugere. We must
behold in him the French army and navy ad
vancing, with a sort of national piety, to ceiebrato
the memory of thur elders, devotees, like them
selves. of liberty.
Rochambeau was a strict disciplinarian, a severe
and courageous commander, careful of the lives
of his men; be was wont at limes to remark to
the young men around him that during the Ion?
course of his military caret fifteen thousand men
had ilit-.l ruder him. but that he old not re
proach himself with the death of a single one of
these. Thus he earned for our army the esteem
of your people, ami won »or himself the affectlon
ate devotion of yo.;r -■> .." Washington.
Hence it la that this monument, which in ap-
Ifirance seems only destined to evoke the recol
lection of warlike deeds, becomes. by the character
of the struggle wnich it recall* and of the men
whom It glorifies, a monument and pledge of union
between two nations. To-day, just as they did
one hundred and twenty years asro. the soldiers
and sailors of Prance md of II:« United State*
stand side by si.! th >v surround this monument;
they march u-u'.' i one s nd the same command:
they Mend in one cunnea ch-»rd their national
hymns, and in celel rating their common glory
tney s!v» the world an example of fidelity in
friendship.
THANKS FOR RELIEF OF MARTINIQUE:
This friendship you have proven to us. Toe
French Antilles hay • just suffered the shock of a
trngtc event, of a catar-truphe the like- of which
the world has not witnessed for twenty centuries.
The President of the United States. Congress ami
the American people have vied with ore another
In generosity and promptness jo send relief "to
our.&tricktn countrymen. Permit m«. to avail my
sj'f if this solemn occasicn and to thank pub
licly. In the name of my government and country.
you yourself. Mr President, and the entire popu-4
{at ton '•. these rr.itui States. . •
■ You have shown by this act that something new
had taken birth fce.iw-.-en the nations. ■■■•■■■■•- they
might be united by a bond of disinterested sym- ,i
pathy and of mutual goodwill, and -that" those
ideals of ' Justice and of liberty for .which -our
fathers fought and oled together Us yean smea
had teally borne fruit in the heart* of men..
A little more humanity has wen its way sr.io In
ternational relations, and three years ago .. be
held representatives from all nations gather to
gether to devise means of Insuring the main
tenance cf p. ace be;we#r» the nations. -It Is -\
nappy coincidence that even while I am speaklnj
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