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j>r.d Nov. S.— The German imperial yacht
jlofefnzor.ern, with Emperor William on board,
Mcompanted l>y the escorting German cruisers
»nd *• f< ot ' lia °* British torpedo boats, reached
port Victoria at * o'clock this morning.
The arrival of King Edward's nephew was
n>B<Je the OBCBjsiaß sC an imposinc naval dls
pl«y. all 'he warships at Sheerness were
sjbbbbC th«":r crews manned the decks, and the
i«.ual -sahstCS welcomed the imperial visitor,
vho was r r tf-mbulating the promenade deck of
ttie Hohensollern. The Emperor wore the un
dress uniform of a British admiral. The Ger
xaan Ambassador, Count Wolff-Metternich, soon
joined Ms majesty, who subsequently received
the British court official* sent to attend him and
tbe other members of the German embassy.
After hreafcfSSN Emperor William landed, the
trfw of tits Hohenzollern manning chip and
cbeerr? lustily, and the British warships firing
euother salutS) as the Emperor boarded a train
for Devw on his way to Shorncliffe Camp.
to review the Ist Royal Dragoons, of which
regiment h# is an honorary colonel-in
chief. FlHWSjal auttons were taken by
the railroad ofllcials. All traffic was stopped
elcrir in* route Dover half an hour before
tts bnperi il splbial train was due. large British
■of German detective staffs were on duty, and
tit Junctions and the aj-proaches to the stations
*«re closely matched and cleared of spectators
durir? th* passage of the train.
It was raining heavily when Emperor Will
lam lefl the train at Dover, whence, mounted
en <■-»- sff his own chargers, he rode to Phorn
e!i*> Camp, accompanied by Lord Roberts and
a brilliant st sff
Prior tr, ftarting for the camp Emperor Will
|ga received three addresses from representa
tives of local bodies, to all of whom h*> replied
etar'v. "I thank you very much for coming to
tfe r:*
His majesty arrived at th<? review groond at
Ifce head rf the cavalcade, with Lord Roberts
at his side, and reviewed some six hundred men
Of his regiment. The inspection lasted only ten
in'-nutes, the Emperor r>a«i»ing down the line
while torrents of rain were falling and in the
te^Th <-.* a gale of wind. Hi 6 majesty, however,
gsealr scrutinized the sfJimia. men and horses.
He rhea proceeded to the saluting base. After
the march past the dragoons formed a hollow
cijusre, and Emperor William briefly addressed
tbe regiment as follows:
It gives me great pleasure, for the first time
Sir .■« the death of your late Queen, my beloved
grandmother, to have the honor of being able
to inspect you. I congratulate the regiment on
gs appearance and on .the way in which it oon
ductui itee!f 1n South Afrlm. I congratulate
yen oa your return home, and on the arduous
duties which you have fulfilled with honor to
your country and to the gratification of your
King. It is owing to my visit to your King "that
I am p!ea*ed to be able to inspect you to-day,
•Dd I think that the best way of thanking his
Bia.iesty for the kindness I am receiving is to
order the regiment to give three cheers for their
"Three cheers for his majesty. King Edward."
cried. tne Emperor. veto -VaJ th* #'lvo of •uurah*.
Sruj.er«r William and the officers then escaped
from the fierce storm to the mess room of the
regiment. wh*-r* his majesty had luncheon.
After the lunchoon Lord Basing toasted Em
peror William and referred to the Intense grati
fication felt by the regiment at the Kmperor's
Fp«*»ch on the review ground and to the munifi
rtnt present his majesty had seat during the
var for the support of the wives and children
cf the men serving in South Africa. His lord
fhip concluded with declaring that the fact that
Emperor William was rolcnel-in-chief made the
T'-jrim*nt the mosi popular In the army and call
ing on those present to drink a bumper to the
hf-alth sf his Imperial BBBjeatjr a "with three
tints three." In replying the Emperor said:
G*-nt)f-ni*-n: Let me- again assure you how
frfai a pleasure -*his day has jriven me. I am
extremely honored and \>-r> happy to hear that
the sum I devoted to the wives and children
of the dragoons who departed for the war has
ISSM SS rr.u -h good. I think the best way of
marking this day in the history of the regiment
is by adding another f-um thereto, in the hope
thet it may do an equal amount of good.
Emperor William concluded by calling for
cheers for the regiment.
MhsssjßjssjCft' th«- Emperor was driven in a
carriage to Shorncllffe etation and took a
train for Sajidringham.
The imi>er:al special train stopped for a few
tributes here to change lines. Thousands of peo
ple gathered in the vicinity of the station, but
high barriers shut out even a sight of the cars.
Emperor William reached Wolverton at 6 p.
a. He wu met at the station by King Edward.
•nd their majesties drove to Sandrlngham.
Ar'r.g the house party there are the Prince of
Wales. Premier Balfour. Colonial Secretary and
Mrs Chamberlain. War . Secretary Brodriek,
Ambassador L.a*celles and Pir Frederick Treves,
eerreant surgeon to King Edward.
Th<- BMettSJSJ of the King and Emperor at
Wolfenon was »s informal as could weil be
im&*m*d The public, as it had been elsewhere,
*'a* rigidly excluded from the station A few
minutes before the arrival of Emperor Will
inrrs special train King Edward, accompanied
hy a single equerry, drove up to the station with
* pair and brougham. His majesty wore a top
hst and ■ frock ■ <nt He stepped upon the plat
f^rrr us the Emperor's train stopped, and bared
his head as hrs rwjrsj visitor alighted. Their
»*jest!»s shook hands anJ embraced, and
<ltiirkJy drove off to SsilllllnghSlll
with the except ion of the Sh..rn<llffe review,
the reception of Emperor William was every*
*-her*> remarkably lacking in formalities, his
Majesty having specially requested that guards
«f honor and Fimilar attentions be dispensed
"With. Th*» Emperor, who. on his way to Dover,
changed his admiral's uniform for that <>f his
crapoon regiment. u«ed the same white charger
at the review that he rode at Queen Victoria's
funeral After the review the Emperor pre
sented decorations to Lord Basing, the officer in
tomirand, and to other officers of the regiment.
Copenhagen. Nov. 8— According to informa
tion received at the Danish Court. Emperor
Nicholas of Russia is greatly depressed in mind
»«* Is melancholy. His condition has created
*txi*ty here The Czarewltch. who will leave
*t Petersburg in a few days for Copenhagen
*»• not want to go to Yalta. In the south of
"ussla. where the Czar Is, snd will return to
•t Petersburg at his mother's wish.
■»*ls, Nov. —The annual meeting to-day of
*■» Academic dcs Beaux Arts was attended by
**»y of the leading figures In the world of art
••* literature. One of the most important
***•*• of the Acad'-mle, that of $2,000 for th*
lro meritorious architectural conception In a
T*rlod of five years, was awarded to the French
architect Bernard, for designs for the Unlver-
m * «f California.
]£fcndren PhotoFrraphfd at Play «t Itpekwood'a
CJ^fcltifilo, B'waj L S2th St.. op. Met. Op. House.
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representative babcook s boom
<;ro\vs more vigorous.
Washington. Nov. B.— Representative Bab
cock, of Wisconsin, arrived in Washington to
day, and his boom for the Speakership of the
House of Representatives in the LVIIIth Con
gress immediately became more vigorous. It
is said that Mr. Babcock will enter the contest
with strong support from all the Northwestern
States, including lowa, and will have at least
as good reason to hope for the support of the
men from mountain States and the Pacific Coast
as will Mr. Cannon. It is 'also predicted that he
will have the backing of a considerable number
of Republican Representatives from New-Eng
The idea that Mr. Rabcock Is in the race
merely for the purpose of dividing the Western
vote, and that he will at the proper time throw
his strength to Mr. Dalxell, is ridiculed. It is
pointed out that most of the men who will sup
port Mr. Rahcock will do so on account of his
prominence as an advocate of tariff revision,
and that it would be impossible for him to de
liver «h«ir votes to an extreme advocate of let
ting the tariff alone, like Mr. Dalzell. Some of
Mr. Babrork's supporters pay they would prefer
Mr. Cannon to Mr. Dalsell. for the reason that
Mr. Cannon is not regarded as such an extreme
high tariff man as Mr. Dalzell.
"vVashins:t<-.n. Nov. S. -"There is no authority
for coupling the name of the President with the
statement published to-day that the administra
tion i<s in favor of a change in the basis of and
a reduction In the representation of the South
ern States In Republican national conventions
and in the Houw» of Representatives."
Postmaster General Payne made this state
ment to-day as he left the executive office after
a conference with the Presld r n'.
■ My position on the question of the basis of
representation in Republican national cpnven
tionF." continued Mr. Payne, 'is well under
stood For many years I have believed that the
present basis i» unfair and an improper one. I
believe go now. and expect always to believe so,
and I hope to see that basis changed by the
next national convention. There is no power to
change the basis of representation except by
action of the convention itself.'
Washington. Nov. 8 —Secretary Hay and Min
ister Concha have held two or three conferences
in the last week relative to the Panama Canal
treaty, and it is said that the prospects for the
early conclusion of an agreement giving this
rc.untry proper authority to construct a ranal
on Colombian territory are bright. Information
regarding the details of the treaty under consid
eration is withheld at the State Department and
at the Colombian Legation.
It is expected at the legation that the Colom
bian Congress will be reconvened In December
nr "January. In* Pf*mdent of^Cbiombia. an
nounced some time ago that he would convene
Congress as soon as conditions would permit. At
that time the revolution wss In progress, but it
is believed at the legation that the govern
ment has obtained full control of the situa
tion, and this further encourages the belief that
Congress may be called together within a few
weeks. •
Washington. Nov. R.— Secretary Hay. for the
Inlted States, and Sir Michael Herbert, repre
senting the British Government and the gov
ernment of Newfoundland, to-day, at the State
Department, signed what is known as tht- Bond-
Hay treaty, providing; for reciprocity betw«-en
the United States and Newfoundland, covering
fiFh products and bait. The treaty will be sub
mitted to the Senate immediately after it re
asemble. and in the mean time, following the
rule in such cases, the State Departjnent will
not make the details of the treaty public.
Paris. Nov. 8. -It was learred authoritatively to
day that Foreign Minister Delcasse is not seeking
arbitration of the British-French Newfoundland
flßheriea question. M. Delcasse recently mrote to
Baron DEstournelles <ie Constant (the French del
egate to The Hague Peace Conference), that the
government was seeking to utilize The Hague tri
bunal by referring to it a pending diplomatic ques
tion and some of the EngHeh papers drew the con
clusion that this referred to Newfoundland. But
it was said at the Foreign Offlce that the New
foundlird question is not considered a proper sub
lect for arbitration at The Hague as It involves
the l«?ue of French sovereignty. It Is understood
hat \1 DfU«K»s reference was to an agreement
to arbitrate the. clause referring to foreigners
holding property In Japan as set forth in the
treaties with that countr>.
Panama, Nov. R.— The new Colombian cruiser
Bogota made a trip around the bay to-day for
the purpose of trying her engines and for target
practice. Generala Perdomo and Salazar. with
their staffs, were on board the Bogota. Off
Tabaquilla Island the cruiser's crew engaged in
target practice with all the ships guns. Fine
shots were made all around, surprising and
satisfying the government officials, who ex
pressed the belief that the Insurgent gunboat
Padilla would have no chance la a nght with the
Bogota The cruiser now carries eight B
oounders and one 14-pounder. Everybody on
Coard is in the best of health, and is anx ous for
a fight with the insuigent vessel, which. It is be
fleved w 11 decide the fate of the revolution.
J Cross of Cedar Rapids. lowa, seventeen
years old. a captai.. of one of the Bogota s guns,
mldl a number of very good shots during to
day's target practice.
Madrid. Nov S.— At Bilbao to-day the Jury in
the trial of Sablno Arana. leader of the Au
tonomist party in the Basque provinces, who
wss charged with having sent to President
Roosevelt last sprin* a congratulatory dispatch
on the granting of Cuban Independence, returned
a verdict of not guilty, and the court discharged
JsThe r puWlc received the decision of the court
Tith expressions of satisfaction.
At the opening of the trial of Seflor Arana
yesterday the public prosecutor took the ground
that the prisoner's telegrsm to President Roose
velt infringed the integrity and dignity of Spain,
and he demanded that a sentence of eight year*
b« imposed.
Montreal. Nov. R— Dr. George Charlton.
Rockefeller fellow of pathology of McGill Uni
versity, the discoverer of a serum which has
been successfully upeij to combat scarlet fever,
has made public a statement in which he pays,
that it does not cure scarlet fever, but its timely
administration in severe cases tends to allay un
favorable symptoms, overcomes complications,
and, given at an early stage of the disease, it
prevents a fatal termination. "I have for now
close upon two years— to be exact, Frnce Janu
ary 20, lf»«>l— been engaged upon a series of
studies of oases of scarlet fever admitted to the
Montreal Hospital for Infectious Diseases, and
upon the treatment of the same. During the
time in which I have be n engaged upon this
work 117 cases of acarlel fever have been !
studied bacteriological!}-. Cultures have been
taken from the tonsils and pharynx in all the.«e j
cases, and streptococci have been found in sixty
five, or BILS per cent of those examined. From
twenty-five of the fovnr" cases cultures have
been taken from the blood during life, relatively
large quantities of broth being employed for the
purpose. In these I found streptococci Invart
ably present when th» blood had been, obtained
during, the first five days of the disease."
Streptococcus, however, in the dictor> opin
ion, Is not the essential «g»n» of th« diseasa.
Streptococci were not found in th« mild, 'in
complicated cases. These canes gave no trou
bl#. and after thje Usai.vi -»«U »- r«<M«4n#'
more than detention in quarantine. He said:
"My bacteriological studies; carried on at the
time when I was also observing the cases clin
ically, bred In me the conviction that the strop,
tococcus leads to a secondary Infection, and that
this secondary streptococcal Infection Ik th"
cause of most, If not all. Of the unfavorable
complication* of the disease. The severity of
the attack appears to be doe to the concurrent,
or. a* Roger employs the term, symbiotic a< tlon
of this micro-organism, and the causative agent
of scarlet fever mj><>ti the susceptible individual,
much as it has been noted that slreptooocerts
Infection renders diphtheria more severe, though
the ill effects of this symbiosis in scarlet fever
appear to be still more marked.
"The administration of anti-streptococcui
serum was, therefore, Indicated to counteract
the effect of the toxines of the streptococcus and
to bring about the destruction of that organism.
For it appeared that if thip ould be accom
plished the cases would resolve Into a less se
vere type and the prognosis would become more
"So far. since June 24 last. I have employed
it in the treatment of fifteen ca»es. These cases
were all severe, and the majority of them, I
have no hesitation in saying, under ordinary
treatment would, if they had not terminated
fatally, at least have suffered from lingering
and troublesome complications. As it was there
were thirteen prompt recoveries, almost free
from complication. Not one of the thirteen has
suffered from albumlnurla nor from suppurative
otltls media. In all. upon admission to the hos
pital, there was involvement of the cervical
glands, but in only two Instances did this go on
to suppuration: the usual termination was by
resolution within forty-eight hours after the in
jection of the serum.
"Another interesting feature of these cases
was the rapidity with which des<iuamatton pro
ceeded. It was usually completed by the thirty
second day of the disease, and thus it fre
quently happened that a case was discharged
before a milder one which had been admitted at
the same time, but had not been treated by the
"Two deaths have occurred in this group of
fifteen cases. One of these patients was in a
dying condition when admitted to the hospital,
and lived only four hours. The other, upon ad
mission, was suffering from a severe pneumonia,
and, though improving somewhat, Riiccumbed
five days later to an attack of laryngeal diph
JECTED polar expedition.
Christianla. Norway, Nov. S. — Dr. Kridtjof
Nansen. the arctic explorer, announces that a
polar expedition, under command of Captain
Amandsden, «ill start in 100^ for King William
Land (east coast of Greenland), and will pro
ceed thence for Behring Strait.
Professor Schmidt, of Berlin, characterizes the
expedition as the most important task in the
domain of terrestrial magnetism.
Paris, Nov. S. — A meeting was held at Lens.
Pas-de-Calals. to-day of delegates from the coal
mining districts, the object being to determine
whether to accept the adverse arbitration de
cision or continue the strike. The leaders sought
to induce its acceptance, but the miners gen
erally insisted on a continuance of the strike.
The meeting lasted throughout the day. and
wa* attended with great disorder. Fifteen thou
sand strikers gathered in the vicinity of the
meeting place.. The discussion among the dele
gates was violent, and a continuance of the
strike was voted, although delegations were
named to confer with the coal mining companies
regarding the question of wages. . .
Disorderly scenes continue to occur through
out the mining regions. At Rruay. Department
dv Nord. four soldiers were wounded during a
melee, and at L-levln. Pas-de-Calais, houses ana
stores were sacked by. strikers* and two children
■w«p\#T|jurea. :^ ■;- ;;
A fire that destroyed the lives of two men and
nearly suffocated two boya burned out the press
room of "The.JTimeB 1 * yesterday afternoon, cre
ating for a ftm* much alarm and excitement in
Park Row. "While the flamM were confined en
tirely to th* -pub-cellar of the fireproof building,
smoke ros» through the building in such volume
as to drive out occupant* of offices ' above, even
from the editorial rooms and composing rooms,
on the eleventh and twelfth floors. The presses
of the newspaper were disabled for a time, but
friendly offeri »>f facilities were made promptly
by several of the newspapers near by, and "The
Times" wan able to make arrangements for the
printing of (tfl edition for this morning without
Fir* Chief Croker's Investigation showed that
the flames entered th» building by way of the
subway in p.j'k Row. Recently, In making the
ex.-nvatfon tnt the. subway. th° contractors broke
through th<» ; wall into the subcellar of the
building. Tr. r-r-nlriK was closed with a wooden
partition, covered on both sides with tar paper.
A gasolene lanro that had been hu:<-; carelessly
against the partition In the subway either ex
ploded or In .*r>me other way set fire to th"
partition shqStiy before 4 p m. yesterday, and
•h» blazing partition soon ignited a tank of
printing ink which was near It In the subcellar
Of th- buildlnr A fe>.» persons who were in the
subceltar saw ihe (Umm spreading rapidly, and
they rr- vptirtr* to k'v»* the alarm.
. »ik >■** i>«'<* »*ler Var«e "How wa«. Mocked
with 'a great crov/d of anxious people. wh»> saw
smoke rolling up In dense clouds from th- cellar
of "The Times" BaUdtns;. The first companies
of firemen to arrive had much difficulty In get
tlng the engines into working positions near the
building, on account "f the blockading crowd*
and the subway excavations In Park Row. The
elevators were kept running, and they carried
down many people who were driven out of the
upper stories by th« smoke that rose through
a shaft in which wires and tubes extend from
the subcellar to the upper part it the. building.
When the people reached the sidewalk th-y
showed the effect" of the smoke, as their eyes
were streaming with teams, and most of them
were coughing.
Julius Michaels and James McGulre, in charge
of the two elevators running;, stuck to their
They had no way of knowing how seri
ous th* 1 fire was. and k p pi running their eleva
tors, taking down the people from the various
floors to safety, though they were nearly suffo
cated by the black smoke that filled the eleva
tor shafts. Editors, reporters and compositors
of the newspaper Wt tn " building soon after the
fire was discovered, some going down the stairs
and some by the elevators. A few went to the
roof, and thence down a ladder to the Potter
Building, where they were taken to the street
In the elevators. The women of the staff need
ed no assistance. They were evidently as self
possessed an the men. and joined them in order
ly exit. Those who went down the stairs Joined
as they reached the lower floors a crowd of
groping tenants and others. At th~ second land
ing it was Impossible to see thope Immediately
in front.
The men who lost their lives in the fire were
John Daly, Of No. 72 Bowery, and William AI ■•-
Cormack, of No. I«*> Willlam-st.. both of whom
were employed by the Multi-Mailing Company,
of No. -T.% Water-st The boys who were over
come by smoke but were i*-sus> Rated aisii an
now in the Hudson Street Hi.spit.il arc John
Powers, of fttth-ave., near Fifty-ninth-st..
Brooklyn, and Myer fishbone, of N<>. 7."> Allen
st. The men and boys win- overcome by smoke
in a small room used for mailing purposes in tho
front of the sub-cellar, (lose to when- the llrt>
(started. They and others employe] in tho build
ing followed the firemen into try- gab-cellar,
and forgetful of their danger rushed Into the
mailing room to save tho mailing Msta and other
papers. Battalion «'hi»f Kruger and some of
his men drove most of the employes out, and
Kruger even had to fight with one colored man
to force him to retreat. McCormack, Daly,
Fishbone and Powers were overlooked by the
Bremen in the dense smoke.
The flames by this time had reached a can
containing a gallon of benzine, which exploded,
scattering its liquid fire in all directions. The
explosion smashed the glass partition dividing
the mailing room from the other portion of the
sub-cellar, and the two men and two boys were
overcome. The firemen had to beat a tempo
rary retreat, but returned almost instantly and.
after fifteen minutes* hard work, succeeded in
getting the fire under control. Then they found
the four victims. Captain Slevin. of Engine
Company N«>. 12, carried Daly out and the
other firemen, afiled by A. J. Nimmo, the jani
tor of the building, brought up the others. Calls
were sent for ambulances and the unconscious
men were laid on their backs, one on the side
walk and three In the main hallway of the
building, and attempts made to resuscitate
them. Three ambulances responded from the
Hudson Street Hospital, with Drs. Marshall.
Rice and Beckwlth. and one from the Gouver
neur Hospital, with Drs. McDonald and Will
A second alarm had been sounded by Chief
Kruger after the explosion of the benzine, and
this brought Chief Croker to the scene. He took
off his coat and personally worked over the un
conscious men. while waiting for the ambulance.
Dr. A. Raynor, a Brooklyn physician, and an
other doctor, who were present, assisted. Daly
•was the first to be taken away. He was re
moved to the Hudson Street Hospital by Dr.
Marshall. McCormack showed very little signs
if life. The ambulance doctors, however, seemed
U> devote most of ih«!r energies to reviving.
h:m. and this aroused the critlcsm of Chief
Croker. who insisted that all three of the un
conscious persons should be taken to the hos
pital without delay. There seemed to be some
hitch between the doctors as to whether or not
the men should go to the hospital. Chief Croker
finally solved the problem by telling them in
peremptory tones that if they did not take the
men in the ambulances right away he would put
them in a flre wagon and drive them to the
hospital himself. This had the desired effect.
Fishbone and Powers were hurried away in am
bulances and McCormack was taken in a patrol
wagon. All were carried to the Hudson Street
Hospital. wh«re McCormack and Daly died soon
after their arrival.
The police and firemen estimate the loss at
?5.000, but it is believed that It will be much
heavier than thR Chief Kruger said that only
two of the five presses in the cellar could be
Boston. Nov. B.— Mascagni, the Italian com
poser, was arrested here to-night, and for a
time was in the custody of Deputy Sheriff Fran
cis J. Martin. Bail was furnished by Richard
Hurd, Louis Kronberg and S. Kronberg. the
bends being fixed at $10,000. The arrest was
mad»» under a civil process. Mittenthal Brothers
claim *S.flOO as due them in salary, which was
paid to Mascagni in advance. Rrandeis. Dunbar
& Nutter, of this city, are Mascagni's legal ad
Mr. Kronbersr. advance agent, returned from
Bt. Louis to-day. He says the opera company
will be reorganized and started on the road
next week.
Th» managers of Mascagni on his late disas
trous tour were expecting all day yesterday to
hear that the writ of arrest had been served.
Their Boston legal agent sent word In the morn
ing that the writ had be«n granted and was in
the Sheriff's hands. No definite news of the arrest
however, reached them. Leon Laski. the attor
ney for the Mlttenthalsi, started on the midnight
train for Boston last night, to be present at the
first hearing of Alascagni's case, which he ex
psctl will occur early this week. Before his
departure he was in consultation with the man
agers at their office.
"Mascagnl will be sued in an action for
breach of contract." he explained. "Being a
non-resident, he will have to be arrested, and
the so-called mesne process will be applied, his
failure to appear for the performance Wednes
day bring the Immediate ground of the arrest.
The real reason for arresting him. however.
is that the Mlttenthals wish to recover the $S.
(ȴ> which has been paid him and for which he
has made no return. He was asked on Friday
to return the money before legal stepa were
taken, but he refused to give up. Then an order
for his arrest was applied for. This morning
our Boston attorney sent word that It had been
granted and that the Sheriff was after Mas
cagnl. We have not heard definitely of the
arrest, but It will come at any moment."
The Mittenthal Brothers declared yesterday
that they had no further Intention In arresting
Mascagni than to recover the §S.OOO. "When w&
'have rvc\*J»red tnat.** they said, "he c«np> on
tvirh his" tour, and may good luck Attend
him. We will release htm from his con
tracts: we will not sue him for sny losses that
may have occurred to us from his actions,
though we have lost enough on his trip to keep
several families in a high state of luxury for a
lonjr period of years. But we will have back
that $$000. Sixteen thousand dollars more Is
duo us from the principals In the company, but
what action we will take to recover that Is not
yet decided."
The MKtamtkalS indignantly denied any re
ports thai the Mascagni company were left pen
niless in Boston. They showed receipts for $13O
odd sent to pa;- tht- fares of the chorus back
t» New-Tot*, and receipts for the full salary
of the orchestra and chorus for the week
ended November V They did not. however, ad
mit sending money for the fare t *ck of the
orchestra. They also displayed las* night a
part of their contract with Stasm— t The
clause in this contract which they feel Justifies
their legal steps reads as follows:
The operas to be presented exclusively, all by
Pietro Mascagni. are "Iris." "Cavalleria Rus
ticana." "Zanetto" and •RatollnV each one of
which must be executed during the tour. It re
maining, however in the faculty of the man
agement to designate the time and place.
Having designated the time and place for the
performance of a certain opera, and Mascagni
not having presented that opera, the Mittenthals
allege that the contract has been broken, and
broken on more than the last occasion. Such
is the legal basis of th>?ir action against the
Italian conaossr.
Syracuse. N>\ *. Clarence E. Pitts, chalr
ma no! the Prohibitionist County Committee
of Owwego, has made an affidavit accusing
K. K. Hamilton, of Oswego. solicitor for the
♦ •(.Hector of the Port of New- York, of attempt
ing to bribe him with an offer of $300 to with
hold the call for the Prohibition judiciary con
vention until the legal date had expired. The
charge «as made during the fight between
Davles and Rogers for the Supreme Court Jus
ticeship tot this district. Mr. Hamilton is In
New-York. His Oswego friends declare he
never made such an offer; that the plan of the
Prohibitionists Jo Indorse Mr. Rogers by action
of the committee was not legal, and no advan
tage to the Republicans would accrue through
Mr. Pitts acting as he alleges was suggested.
Mr. Hamilton, as solicitor to the Collector of
the Port of New- York, is chief of the law
division of the Custom House. He succeeded
Colonel Dudley F. Phelps last July. He lives in
this city, but at his apartments last evening he
could not be seen.
SHOT XVI F§r KILLED himself.
Schenectady. N. T.. Nov, S.— Daniel Huntington, a
prominent contractor of this city. early this morn
ing shot his wife, and then blew his brains out. His
plans had been carefully laid. H« had cut the tele
phone %ires leading from th« hotel at Carmen,
where his wife was employed, to this city, and he
♦>r.ter<*d her room by a ladder.
jealousy is the cause ascribed for the shooting.
Huntlngton anj his wife had be«»n separated for
years. He m«-t her here yesterday afternoon, and
after some time they went to the hotel. He re
mairwd thert- for several hour*, in which time the
two quarrelled. He left th-? room about 9 o'clock,
prepared for the trasedy coolly, and. returning'
carried out his plana. "
Mrs. HuntlngUm I>« in a sarlo«si condition at th*
Ellis Hospital, to which she was carried The
couple • rrn..r;> lived in Coxsackl^ where there are
two children. . : ;
<Sp«eta! to The N»w-Tork Trthun* by French Cable.V
(Cop)Haht: 1902: By The Tribune Association.!
London. Nov. The German Emperor hag
been received to-day on English soil with naval
and military honors, and at Sandringham witfc
royal cordiality. A British battleship at ths>
Nore has greeted the Hohensollern with boom
ing guns, and the flotilla of torpedo boat de
stroyers has led the way into port, where every
ship was resplendent with rainbow colors. Ad
miral Markham has received him at Port Vic
toria, and Lord Roberts at Shorncliffe. Tho
Mayor of Folkestone and the chairman of th*
Sandgate Council have presented addresses,
and the Ist Dragoon? have cheered lustily
for their honorary coloneL At Sandring
ham he has been affectionately greeted a» the*
chief guest at the King's birthday party, and
ministers of state have been Invited) to talk
politics and diplomacy with him. and Kubett!*
Is kept in reserve to play for him. Every detail
has been carefully prearranged, and no honor
has been withheld. Whatsoever may be the
grievances of the English people against the
Chancellor and Germany, they have no Just
cause for resentment against the Emperor, who
has been a consistent and useful friend sinca
the outbreak of the Boer war. He has been
greeted as a friend as well as a sovereign, and
the family party of which he will be the central
figure can hardly fail to create good feeling be
tween the two nations. V 'I'-'-!
So capable and calculating: a sovereign as tis
German Emperor must always be taken serl*
ously. The English press pays him the compli
ment of assuming that he wants something.
There were protests from court and press three)
years ago that it was a family party at Wind
sor, and that the Emperor's visit had no polit
ical significance, but he conferred with Mr. Bal
four, and Mr. Chamberlain was singled out fop
special attentions, and after his return to Pots
dam there was a feeling of confidence in of3c!al
circles that German intervention in the Boer
war was out of the question, and it was not Ions;
before an Anglo-German agreement was mad*
respecting China. Some important, aithouga
temporary, results were the sequels of that fam
ily party. Mr. Chamberlain became for a period
an advocate of something warmer and closer
than Anglo-German good feeling, and the diplo
matic relations between the two governments
were greatly Improved.
The present family party may also have a
more serious purpose than the celebration oZ
the King's birthday or pheasant shooting, es
pecially when so many ministers are invited to
Sandringham. Public conditions do not, how
ever, favor an alliance of any sort between tho
two countries in any quarter. A coalition either
Hi *«n* Africa" or -etrpectfng the 'Uagaa"<r r*il
way or China, would not be popular either in
Sagland or Germany. Definite results are con
sequently less likely than on the previous oc
casion. Some new schema for embroiling Eng
land and Russia may be proposed, or the Ger
man Emperor may be anxious to Justify at
home his friendly attitude toward England dur
ing the Boer war by the. production of an ad
vantageous secret convention, and the visit of
the King of Portugal may be something more
than a fortuitous coincidence. The rumor
mongers sometimes make shrewd guesses.
The domestic conditions in Germany are
anomalous, and the Chancellor would be well
please'l to have some triumph in foreign affairs
to divert public attention from the tariff con
troversy. The Agrarians are unable to muster
the quorum requisite for orderly legislation.
and the tariff bill may be dropped any day.
Neither they nor the Chancellor's supportera
wish to take the responsibility of killing it, and
a compromise seems impracticable. Th* Agrari
ans know that they will relax their grip upon
the agricultural classes if they consent to a
final compromise, and the Chancellor is warned]
that an election ordered during a period of com
mercial depression would involve the return o£
a more unmanageable Reichstag, with an enor
mous Increase of the Socialist vote. To th« po
litical are added diplomatic embarrassments. A>
series of important reciprocity treaties needs to
be renewed next year in the interest of manu
fj urers and merchants. The 'hancellor eeema
to have lost control of the, political situation at
the moment when a firm hand was required.
Meanwhile the signs of industrial revival have
disappeared. Large masses of the population
are unemployed; every industry is overstocked
with plant: domestic trade is stagnant, and
foreign commerce unprofitable.
English comment on the complexities of Am-*-
ican affairs has b»en reduced to generalizations
of tremendous simplicity by theper3->nal ascenl
ancy of President Roosevelt. The weekly re
views repeat the Judgment of the daily pres*
that the President has delivered the R*puh!i<
party from defeat and rendered his nomination
and election inevitable, since the American peo
tle trust hlxn and will not relax their grip i>n
Mm. He is credited with having saved the coun
try. hi 3 party and even the Republican ma
chine, and one reviewer, commenting upon the
unsatisfactory condition of New-York society,
finds In the President's manly and successful
career the evidence of the saving salt for the
classes possessing abundant wealth and leisure.
These English tributes to the President must
be accounted disinterested, for his stanch Amer
icanism is conceded to be the secret of his in
fluence. *Ko advantage to England is expected
from his continuance in the strongholds of
power. Even the prospect of tariff revision by a
commission or otherwise does not excite over
sanguine hopes. The protracted period of un
certainty and speculation before the change:*
can be effected is recognized as a complete off
set to any advantages which may be derived
from the reduction of duties on British manu
Parliament Is making steady progress with
the Education bill, which, with the aid of
the drastic enforcement of closure, will r>«
passed before Christmas. Mr. Balfoux is in turn
conciliatory and inflexible. The acceptance of an
amendment securing to the laity of the Church
of England control over religious education in
the Church schools is an important concession
to those who dread the influence of the dogmatic
and ritualistic clergy, and the radical mal
contents. Amendments are adopted with easy
grase because the House of Lords ran be (ft*.
; • ->♦*- ! upon to reconstruct the bill in • « rm
ity with the wishes of the bishops. But Mr.
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