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fcjtlOl'S CRISIS IX GER MAXY. •>;p*r'»-' *^ ' * *'- Cable to The Tribune.] . M mi*ii. IMC *»T The Tribune A**Jcl«.ttocv.J j-pflon. Pec 15. — The approach of Christ m m heralded by Jarring discords In politics \!a ctriie amons: extremiste. Grave as Is the ru£F» c tn 1111100 over the enforcement of the c^>£T*tlon iaw, the constitutional crisis la Ct<z XCT '•" r^ er " more serious. While the dls >atlcn c' the R«lchstag- har been ordered *L r an lnslrnlflcant colonial Item In the sup ■ yjj^ the G*raiD Emperor and legislators 2 neasurlns; their forces over the power of itarffltos" how taxes Bhall be spent. If the jgi&MS cannot control expenditures It la, «,■£. little more than a debating; eoclety. -4;a this point of view, liberal Institutions " menaced by the abrupt dissolution of the _ jgjjjtag. On the other hand imperial inter v are sacrificed by factious opposition. arJ toe German Emperor repreeents In the wyaaflest sense the resources and power of the fatherland at home end abroad rather than ge rriarlple of Irresponsible autocracy. The — aeral elections will prove whether his pres qm is Impaired or whether he still commands ♦y e oenfldence of his subjects. It is his most gtrenuo-s conflict, for the Clerical Centre is not !!kely to lose a single 6eat and th« Bocialists ««U Inevitably increase their poll at the ex pense cf the liberal and conservative factions, >&vlr.«r the extremists rather than the mod erates la control of the next Reichstag. TEE CONFLICT TX EXGLAXD. la England there is an analogous conflict, •with the Archbishop of Canterbury making a des perate eSort to defeat the extremists by rally izs the moderates and securing concord at the just moment. Recriminations are natural when neither party wants to face the responsibility cf killiES the Education bilL Th« government is reproached for returning the Lords' amendments unopened at the dicta tion cf Dr. Clifford, and Mr. Balfour Is charged with slamming the door upon a com promise for the sake of partisan advantage, when Mr. Birrell had shown in his conciliatory rpeech how an agreement could be reached. Probably Mr. Birrell was overruled In the Cab jsft en the method of procedure in dealing with the amendments, but the decision of the Law Lords ssCsdMssS the Balfour act without doubt Increases his eagerness to obtain a reasonable settlement. Mr. Ealfour must have consulted the natural peacemakers, the Duke of Devon shire. Lord Goschen and Lord 6t. Aldwyn, be fore rr-^klnp his provocative speech. The duke has tone to Chatsworth. and the leading Peers are making the usual week-end visits. Appax ert?y there is an Irreconcilable conflict between the two houses, yet the Archbishop and Mr. Birrell are laboring 1 patiently to bring about the compromise which the King and the nation ar drstly desire. The attitude of the Irish party 5a ceparatins from the Duke of Norfolk and the Catholic Peers Is helpful In promoting the ends of peace, but the issue is doubtful. The Cabinet will etand as it is until the open ing cf the next cession of Parliament. The rumors that Lord Ripon will retire are as premature as is the report that Mr. Bryoe will accept a peerage as Lord Ripon's successor If he decides against accepting the post of am bassador at Washington. Mr. Bryce likes the Irish OSce and has his scheme of administra tive reform well In hand. "Winston Churchill's friends are more eager to put him in the Irish Of2ce than he is to undertake the thankless Job. He does not forget that the colonial conference conies next spring and that be will be a promi nent figure In It as under secretary, with a toe opportunity of showing what the Liberals can do with Imperial policies. TRAXSVAAL COXSTITUTIOy. The Transvaal constitution. which Mr. ChnrchiU will explain next week, Is grounded upon Lord Mllner's foundations. It does not differ materially from Mr. Lyttelton's draft, and embodies the principle that the number of voters rather than the population shall be the basis cf representation. The Britons In the Rand could control the Transvaal government if they were united. They are, however, divided into fro factions, whereas the Boers stand to gether. It is probable the Transvaal will be governed by a coalition Eimilar to the bond by which Cape Colony was administered when lore Mllner became high commissioner. It is not clear that Chinese labor will be abolished unier the new constitution. Apparently the coloniaJ government, when formed, can enact a labor ordinance elmilar to the present one, and there win be no imperial veto. The colonial iegiilature l 3l 3 not likely to begin its career by ruining the gold industry, whether the Boers «■ the Britons are on top. Lord Mllner's Etates ssßßßßski speech at Manchester brings him to '&* centre of the political stage as the natural •■eeess^r of Mr. Chamberlain whenever a new leafier is needed by the imperialists. It is a broafininded plea for the political and commer cial consolidation <■? the empire and for social reform. IVhile he does not emphasize the taxa tion of food, he favors preferential treatment cf the states forming the empire and something like a family council for the management of im per. Interests. CONGO REFORMS. Mr. Carter is conducting the American Km bia?y with energy and ta<-t in the absence of th* Arr.basrador. He has submitted the State £*partrr>f-nt's communication respecting Congo r^onr.s. As Is evident from Fir Edward Greys 'yajatfaetic remarks Jn Parliament, American ar ifi Erit:?h opinions are in complete accord on this question. The annexation of the Congo Fre* Stare by Belgium Is not the solution which *H1 satisfy the reformers. Bishops Hartzell *i 3 Bun PS starting to-day for a prolonged dsetrit of inspection of th<» American Methodist missions in Africa. From Madeira they will •&!! to Liberia and thenre to the Portuguese 'Wflffli'w nil in the Eouth Congo and Kant Africa. They «-aj .ai--e a long halt in Rhodesia, and *iU rrturn in the spring, when Bishop Burt has c&Sa&B&eats with conferences in Southeastern Ejttope. Bishop Hartzell will attend the re- Njious rongress at Horn* and then accompany B:Eho-, Run on a round of inspection of the Methodist missions In Europe. SOCIAL MATTERS ASD THE DRAMA. Tn« King has pone to Windsor for the shoot •'p to-day, hut will return for the large investl te» at the palace rarly in the. week. There Is 1 s ; n.i!j j^art > at ChaLsworth, and there will H. 'A'underlich & Co. ETCHINGS AND ENGRAVINGS Old and Modern HT "Mistier, Meryon, Hevden. Durer, Rembrandt, Etc. °LD ENGLISH MEZZOTINTS EXHIBITION OF FINE Old Engravings Frintod in Colours FIFTH AVENUE fc«»*een 26th and 271h Stre>e>isi FRENCH MAXGJUVRE TO GET A TARIFF TREATY. [Bpedal by French Cable to The Tribune.] [Oopyrlrht. I*oß. by Tin. Tribune Association. ] ♦», Pl^ B * De °" 15 -~ Th « new tariff commission of the Chamber of Deputies has proposed a measure of great Importance to the cotton producing re fion of the United States. It la a bill establishing a maximum duty of 25 francs on each one hun dred kilograms of cottonseed oil. the Imports of which into France for the last year were nine minion gallons, valued at over two and a half million dollars. This bill had been tacked on to the French budget and came near being passed the other budget items, but at the sug gestion of the Minister of Foreign Affairs tho proposed maximum duty on American cottonseed oil was at the last moment separated from the budget, and will come up later for debate on its own merits. It is noted that the commercial treaty between France and Great Britain estab lishes a duty of 14 francs on each one hundred kilograms of Indian cottonseed oil, and the effect of the proposed duty of 25 francs will be prohibitive. The French tariff commission is anxious to bring about a commercial treaty be tween France and the United States, and the present bill is regarded as a manoeuvre to induce the United States to enter into negotiations for a commercial treaty. AX ART SCAXDAL. A lawsuit reveals a bit of scandal in artistic circles. It Is disclosed by the evldenoe that Mme. Thereso Humbert, the adventuress, anx ious to obtain fame for her husband. Frederlo Humbert, in his career as a painter, promised $50,000 to M. Roybot, tho well known master colorlst, if he would help Humbert paint a picture that should figure in the Balon of 1890. This was done, and the picture, entitled "Louis Trelze and Mile, de Hautefort," was signed by Frederic Humbert, although painted by Roybet, and received a third class medal from tho jury of the Salon. But Mme. Thferese Humbert never paid the promised $20,000. At the Humbert sale the picture fetched $1,200. The purchaser, a dealer named Danthon, learning tho facts, went to Roybet, asking him to cut the canvas in two, calling one "A Court Baiiediction" and the other "A Cardinal Awaiting Louis XIII." This waa done, and the two pictures were sold to an amateur, M. Vlpuler. for $22,000. but M. Vlguler, bearing the true story of the pictures, brought a lawsuit, the evidence in which led to the fore going FigTilflcant disclosures. THEATRE RE J AXE OPEXED. Tha Theatre Rejane, which was opened last night In the Rue Blanche, Is a model of comfort and elegance, having all the luxury of the best theatres in New York and London, besides an excellent restaurant, smoking rooms and reading rooms. There Is plenty of space and plenty of fresh air, and it has a gallery of the atrical engravings. All the appointments are far ahead of anything yet produced in Paris. The performance last night consisted of a four act play. "La Fevelly," by Max Maurey, in which lime. R£Jane and M. Tarride took the leading parts. It is a spectacular play, giving graphic pictures of the court of Napoleon 111 in 1859. in the midst of tho Carbonari plots. Just before the Italian campaign. Napoleon 111 is put on the Ftage at fetes at tho Tulleries and Compiegne, and the famous doings and sayings of the cocodettes of the Second Empire are vig orously depicted. Altogether, it was a brilliant success for Mme. Rejane and her beautiful and sumptuous theatre. C X. B. be a more brilliant one on New Tear's for the King and Queen. The marriage of Lord Ellen borouph to Miss Hermione Bchenley will bring another American helresa Into the peer age. It will b« a quiet affair, with three bridesmaids, nieces of the bride. There are handsome gifts from Andrew Carnegie and J. Plerpont Morgan. Tha bridegroom Is a retired commander of the British navy. Lord Cax rington entertained fifty members of Parlia ment at Prince's last night. Lord Halsbary has gone to Egypt- C. D. Rr.se Is Bailing for Amer ica, and will go to Texas, and Hamar Green wood has left for Jamaica. David Bispham has had overwhelming euc ce^s at the Prince of TVales's Theatre. Liza Lehmann's light op^ra, "The Vicar of •Wake |l a most delightful entertainment. Arthur Bourehier and Irene Van Brugh have appeared at the Garrick Theatre In "Macbeth," with unsatisfactory artistic results. They are not adapted to Shakespearian parts. Charles Prohmaa has returned to London, to find Cyril Maude drawing well. The preparations for the revival of -Peber Pan" are in an advanced etate. and all Mr. Frohman's Interests are most prosperous. He is bringing out Edna May and John Hare In new pieces, and expects another drama from J M. Barrle. KEW I XDFRGROrS'D TVBE. The opening of the Great Northern Piccadilly- Brompton tube is the principal local occurrence to-day It supplies a nine-mile sweep of under ground railway from Hammersmith to Flnsbury Park wttn a new system of through fares b« tTv.-en the tramways and the tubes, old and new. The tube is fully one hundred feet below I fliny, and lias ro*r not less than $4,000,000 a mile. ENGLISH RAILWAY MEN JOIN. Will Make Demands Early in the Year- Strike as a Last Eesort. Hwidon. Dee. I*.— The Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, representative of all the railroad *rad.s "unions in this country, has approved the national programme, and the executive officers pur pose to present demands simultaneously to all the companies early next year. The chief demands will be an «-l ht hour day, an improvement In wages and recognition of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants. At the meetings the men have shown a deter mination to secure the demanded Improvements. Richard Bell. M. P., general secretary of the so ciety, and others of the executive board deprecate the use of threats or ultimatums. They consider that there la plenty of ground for a fair arrange ment, and will not. except as a last resort, recom mend a strike, which would tie up all the roads in th« United Kingdom. KAISER GREETS NORWAY'S RULERS. Berlin. Dec 15.— King HaaJcon. Queen Maud and Crown Prince Olaf of Norway arrived at Potsdam this morning from Km gland and were received at the station by Emperor William, the Empress, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess, the other sono of the Emperor. Princess Victoria and a large number of military and naval officers and cour tiers. As the special train drew up at the plat form the Emperor advanced and warmly welcomed King HaaJcon. kissing him on both cheeks. The Bill I then kissed the hand of Queen Maud, and both the Emperor and Empress kissed Prince Olaf. Emperor William, at the dinner at the New palace in Potsdam to-night, proposed the health of the visiting monarch. He referred to bis long at tachment to Kins Haakon's beautiful country and mentioned the Rifts made by himself and the Ger jrnn people when th»» town of AR]«>siin(l was de stroyed by nra In I£"M a* Indicative of what Gar many thought of Norway. In reply the Norwegian King thanked the Ger man Emperor for his many evidences of friendship. «,. referred to Emperor William's many vi.it. to if? coast of Norway, and closed with the eiiur rv", -iven in th« name of the entire Nor»M EUSuUof the Sincere Joy Mi at the good uZSgI Ef.ndinC existing between Germany sad Norway? ?• im-u proposed the health ... me f.niperoi d ,, u ™ mbers of the imperial family. f m \he course of the afternoon King Haakon ii«/i uDon th* Crown Prince and Prince Eitel g£ fl ujf w each the ohata ox th* Order oX Si. OlsX NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. DECEMBER 16. 1906. BOMBS FOR DOCBASSUFF AXOTHER ATTACK FAILS. Admiral, Wounded in Tauride Pal ace Garden, Catches Assailant. St. Petersburg, Dec IB. — Another attempt on the life of Admiral Doubassoff, ex-Governor General of Moscow, was ro&di this afternoon, but he escaped with slight Injuries. The admiral was walking along a rather soli tary path of the Taurtde Garden, In which the lower house of parliament la situated, when a young man, drepsed as a workman, approached and fired seven shots from a revolver, but mls»»d the admiral, owing to his nervousness. The Terrorist then turned and ran, with the admiral In pursuit. Seeing that his capture was Immi nent, Doubassoffa assailant threw a bomb, which he drew from his pocket, at his pursuer. Dou bassoff was hurled to the ground by the explo sion. Then a watchman ran up and seized the Terrorist. As the admiral was rising a second Terrorist appeared and threw a bomb, which passed over his head and did not explode. Tho second Ter rorist then fired three shots from a revolver, but missed. Doubaesoff then threw himself upon the man, disarmed him. and held him until he wan seized and taken to the nearest police sta tion. The attempt on DoubassofTs life to-day Is con nected with the trials of the Moscow revolu tionists, now In progress at Moscow. His as sailants are supposed to be workmen from that city who were seeking to aveng-e their Jeopard ized comrades, some of whom have already been condemned to death. The attempt was the lat est of a long series of plots against Doubassoff. due to the part which he played In suppressing tha revolutionary movement In Moscow last De cember. Three of these conspiracies. In which young men and a woman of a highly connected family were concerned, were discovered and frustrated by the Moscow police, but another plot resulted In the admiral's right leg being Injured by the explosion of a bomb. He had only recently re covered from this Injury. The leg Injured to day la the same which was hurt by the bomb at Moscow In May. Owing to the receipt of letters warning him that an attempt would be made upon his life, Doubassoff permitted the police of St. Peters burg to take extraordinary precautions during the marriag-e of hla daughter, a week ago, when all the streets on the way from the admiral's house to the church were closed during the pas eage of the bridal party. The admiral, how ever, persisted in going out for walks without escorts. Admiral Dubassoff was appointed Governor Gen eral of Moscow In December, H0&. Several attempts were mode on his life, his health broke down, he left Moscow on leave of absence and tha Em peror's acceptance of his resignation was gazetted July Id last. He la an aide-de-camp of the Em peror and a member of tha Council of the Empire. During the greater part of the Russian-Japanese war Dubassoff waa chairman of the technical board of tha Admlrallty. His wife Is a sister of M. Slplagulne, ex-Ministsr of tha Interior, who was assassinated in 1902. SIX EXECUTIONS IN POLAND. Warsaw, Dec, 16. — Six Terrorists were sen tenced to death in Russian Poland to-day by drumhead court martial and summarily exe cuted by shooting. LODZ COTTON MILLB TO CLOSE. Lodz. Deo. 15. — The Union of Factory Owners has informed tha thirty- five thousand workmen of ten of the largest cotton mills here that these factories will be closed on December 23 unless the men in the mean time accept the con ditions Imposed by the employers. XEW. FOX BUELOW SHOWN. Chancellor's Action in Reichstag Thought Unusually Courageous. Berlin, Dec. 15. — The political fortunes of the Imperial Chancellor, Prince yon B'Jlow, are re garded by statesmen and other persona about the court as having been placed In Jeopardy by his advice to Emperor William to dissolve thy Reichstag. Politicians are already saying that if an adverse majority Is returned to tne Reichstag yon Billow's Chancellorship will be ended. It may be said that he took his political life in his hands on December 13, and he evidently was under the inspiration that comes of taking great risks, for he spoko as one transformed, his manner wholly different from anything the Reichstag had ever seen from him. The Chan cellor's smooth, diplomatic bearing, born of the desire to please as many parties as possible In a house divided into fourteen groups, was dropped, and he spoke with such a recklessness of the consequences that ha created the im pression that a new yon Bttlow waa speaking. To understand his psychological transforma tion it must be recalled that yon Billow, through out his chancellorship, has been compelled to construct his majorities as the occasion required, and That he only succeeded in so doing by mak ing disagreeable compromises at every Bt*>p with the Centre party. But he has felt that he had long been misusing this peculiar situation in order to enable him to carry out the government programme. Moreover, the Chancellor Is known to have smarted under the idea that has gained ground In the public mind that he was a mere Instrument for carrying out the Emperor's will. Every one in the Reichstag on December 13 noticed with what extraordinary animus he re pelled this view. Yon Billow, it appears, feels that he will remain in office only a few years longer at the best, and he has determined to do something to secure the reputation of being a bold. Independent statesman. The Chancellor on Thursday showed a degree of passion In Ins speech that no one supposed he was capable of. His face reddened ami he spoke with such en ergy during one part of his address that a Dep uty of the Prussian Diet sitting in the gallery remarked aloud: "Bismarck could not have done better." The Chancellor evidently felt that he was. for the first time in his parliamentary career, freeing himself of ali trammels. His courage was no mere outbreak of spontaneous enthusi asm. Hia breach with the Clerical party waa planned beforehand, conditional ui><>n its con tinued opposition to the government's measures. Herr Dnrnburg's attack on H»it Ro< n the '"lerical leader, in the Reii h.-ua,.- on December 2 was made, according to trustworthy authority, with the express sanction of the 'Chancellor, who fully expected tne party to use the first op portunity to retaliate. Th-» fact that !t Is not certain that the government win obtain ft ma jority at the coming elections, and the uncer tainty regarding the composition oi a m . If secured, in taken as throwing a favorable light on the Chancellor's courage. It was officially announced to-day that the elections to tha Reichstag will !ak:' i.luce &n January 25. SNOW INTERRUPTS LOGGING. Vancouver. B. < *.. Dec 15.— An almost unprece dented heavy fall of snow along the northern coast la driving the loggers out of the woods, and logging campa are being closed. Th« result of the cessa tion of operations will be further shortage of logs, with a consequent advance over the present high price*. LOWER PRICES FOR SEALSKINS. Victoria. B. C, Dee. The Canadian pelagic scaling catch of 114,331 sealskins, bold yesterday at London, brought an average of $3 a akin less -han last year. The average price paid was 121 6*5. and as the cost of retting the skins was $1 a h«a<l in excess of the previous year the proceeds will be U less than laHt year. SHAH'S CONDITION UNCHANGED, reuenu*. Dei 15. — Tim Shah tu-tlay remained in about the same condition as yesterday. There has Jwen no further gain In strength or other notice* abla advance toward permanent Improvement. PERUNA HELPED ME. Mrs. Joseph Lacello. 3 Bronson street, Ot tawa East. Ontario, Canada, writes: "1 Buffered with backache, headache, and dragging pains for over nine months, and noth ing relieved mo until I took Peruna. This medi cine is by far better than any other medicine for these troubles. A few bottles relieved me of my miserable half-dead, half-alive condition. I am now In good health, have neither ache nor pain, nor have I had any for the past year. "If every suffering woman would take Pe runa. they would soon know its value and never be without It." Mrs. S. J. Kounta. 1015 Bcovel street. Xaah vllle. Term, writes: "I have had a very bad cough nearly all my life. "Peruna cured me. I was always thin and delicate, very easy to catch cold, and dreaded winter, but I am well now." Ask Yovr Druggist for Free Perana Almanac for 1907. JAP RUMORS IX HAWAII. Washington Denies Report of More Troops Ordered West. Ban Francisco. Dec 15. — A dispatch from Honolulu says that the officers of the transport Thomas announce that two regiments are to be sent to Honolulu In anticipation of trouble with the Japanese. It is said that the lllkado wishes to get the Island of Lanai. which la private property. This island la fifty miles from Hono lulu, and could be used as an excellent naval base against the United States by any foreign power. It has two harbors of sufficient depth to accommodate a large fleet of war vessels. Attorney George D. Gear obtained an Injunc tion last night against Governor Carter and Land Commissioner Pratt to prevent their selling the Island to a syndicate. It Is understood that tha syndicate represents the Japanese government or people who ultimately expect to dispose o£ the island to Japan. Washington, Dec, 15.— 1t Is stated at the V?&r Department to-day that no order has been issued for the dispatch of additional troops to the Hawaiian Islands, nor la any such order contemplated. The permanent garrison In Hawaii consists of four companies of regular troops. Two of these were ordered last summer to the mainland for target practice, the facili ties for which were lacking In the Islands. They have now returned to their posts, and no Immediate changes in tha force or additions thereto are contemplated. QUESTION UP TO ROOT. San Francisco Japanese Test Wait ing Secretary's Consideration. Ban Francisco. Dec. 15.— 1t was said by President Altmann of the San Francisco Board of Education yesterday that "Japanese children who have passed the grammar grades have not been, and will not be, debarred from the high schools." It la only In the grammar and primary grades, he said, that any objection is made to the presence of Japanese and the chief objection In those grades la to grown men. Mr. Altmann continued: "The Board of Education will stand pat In th« position taken. "We have proceeded according to law. and it Is the move of the United States." "It is up to Attorney General Moody." said United States District Attorney Devlin. "I have telegraphed the agreed statement of facts to him, and to-day have written letters explanatory of that end and the conditions here.. lam ready to move when ordered." "Washington, Dec 15.— The Department of Justice has received from the District Attorney at San Francisco the statement of facts in th« Japanese school controversy, and has transmitted tha tele gram to Secretary Root for his consideration. The question will be handled by Mr. Bonaparte, who is expected to take up his duties as Attorney General on Monday. JAPAX AX I) AMERICA. Discussion in Berlin Regarding Pos sibility of Trouble. Berlin, Dec 15. — The relations between the United States and Japan excite extraordinary Interest both In government and diplomatic circles here. Emperor William discussed the question with several persona recently, and is thoroughly informed regarding President Roose velt's personal views on the subject. It Is believed that Russia's mole resolute atti tude against Japan's requests for trade and colonization rights on the Amur River and in Siberia, and for fishery privileges on the adja cent Russian toasts is partly due to the discus sion of the California school question between the United States and Japan. The Russian For eign Offl< - has been subjected to steady, diplo matic pressure on the i art of Japan in the tat ter's efforts to obtain these far reaching right* and baa been impressed as much by this as by Japan's firmness. The result 13 that the idea has been created at the Russian Foreign Office that ,!a;an might make her ambitions the occa sion for a renewal of the war with Russia. This Idea pervaded the conversations which the Rug. sian Foreign Minister, M. Iswol.sky. had with the government officials and others whom ho met here cix weeks ago. If. Iswoisky met many prominent people here and talked with extraor dinary freedom. Among German military and naval officers the possibility of a conflict between the United State* and Japan has been freely discussed, and the professional view appears to be that Japan would take the Philippine Islands and place on the United States the necessity of conducting across the Pacific prolonged B«-tt and land cam- I'itignj. which would call forth Immense exer tions against great natural obstacles. It was known here In June that the British Admiralty had considered theoretically the possibility of war between Japan and the United States a.* likely to occur within twenty-live years, and •some of the British naval men are reported to have expressed the belief that the contest would occur within live years. 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Better style and value cannot be had. Samples cheerfully given or mailed to any address. • ARNHEIM, FREE HAND FOR EAISTTLI. Can Have It Outside Tangier if He Does Not Interfere with City. Tangier. Dec. 15— Tha representative of the Sultan of Morocco. Mohammed dai Torres, to-day advised the diplomatics corps that the Bultan had instructed tha Minister of War. who is expected to arrive here ahorUy from Faa at tha heid of a body of troops, to co-operate in the carrying out of tha reforms provided for by the Algeciraa Convention. Raisuli. the br'.yand chief. It is said, will have a free hand outside Tangier if he doee not Interfere with tne city proper. FRENCH SHIPS FOR JAMESTOWN. Paris, Deo. Admiral Thierry Is to command the French squadron which will take part la the naval display at the opening- of the Jamestown Ei no'sltion It will include the armored crui«ers Kleber. Jules Ferry and Victor Hugo. FIRST GERMAN SUBMARINE, Kiel. Germany. Deo. 15. — Tha flrit German sub marine boat was commissioned her* to-day. » BRITISH STEAMER'S ROUGH TRIP. St. John's. N. F.. Deo. 15.— The British steamsr Blrkhall. Captain Joaeu. from Hamburg. Novem ber 18. for New York, put In her« last night short of coal Th» Blrkaall had a terrible trip across :he Atlantic, encountering a succession of galas the whole way. Last Monday the wheel chains were carried away. and. owing to the severity of the weather It took nine hours Is repair them. Is the height of * storm on Tueaduy a machinist name«l Fisher died from heart dtse.«ne. brougnt on by the extreme pitching- of th« steamer Fisher wa« buried at sea •*--' Wednesday. The wreckage of an unknown vessel wu found yesterday In King » Cove. It la feared that a flab- Lj ■ntiTTTiw^ — ceo* -*-— * —Mi ifffcrr - First Exhibit of Novelty Silks FOR SPRING. 190: "NOUVEAUTE EN RAJAH." A very effective production of Rajah Silk in rich plaids, stripes and figures in new colors for Spring wear, representing an extensive variety of designs of unusual originality. Broadway & Ninth Street. ■PECTAL Philadelphia. 1 53 1 Chestnut Street. ARMENIAN CHTRCH REVOLT. Younger Men Get Control, After Assaulting and Imprisoning Seniors. St. Petersburg. Dec. 12.— An Important ecclestaa tlcal movement, according to a dispatch from th« Caucasus, has taken place in the monastery of Etchmtadzln, the- ecclesiastical capital or the Ar menians. An association of the younger prelate* placed Itself In control of tha Armenian Church and changed It* policy, which will have, a bearing on revolutionary developments la the Caucasus. The aged catholtkos. or heat! of the Church, was seized. Imprisoned in a cell and forced to sign cer tain decrees. Bishop Sakias and other sympa thizers with the catholikos were ansaultp<i and badly Injured. HEAVY STORMS IN ITALY. Rom*. Dec. 13. — Storm* of snow, wind and rain have caused serious damage to all the Italian tele graphic lines. Through the morning Rome was) isolated. ITALIAN PAMPHLET BY AMERICAN. Roma. Dec. 13.— V. Roscoa Thayer. an American delegate to the International Historical Congress, has Issued a pamphlet !r. Italian entitled '•Cavotsr and Bismarck." which ts be:ag highly praised. It Is considered to b« one of th» b«et historical parallels of 'he two statesmen. KING OSCAR IMPROVING. Stockholm. Deo. 15. — This morning's bulletta bore out the more favorable unofficial news from thm palace to-day, and showed that King Oscar's t«ra perature was taring normal and that th» other unsatisfactory symptom* wer* yielding to treat ment. The bulletin issued at 9 o'clock to-night sajs: Th« King- baa had. a Quiet day. with about one hour's sWp. His appetite is good. His tempera* ture is icalTns activity of the heart has furt&Sß. iiljiiwsil The oontHtloa, el tie lung* !m vnatUM§jmn% s Co.