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American Ambassador's Reception
Well Attended.
ISpecJi! by French Cable to The Trtbane.l
ICopyright. 190. by The Tribune AssocUUon.]
London. July -The Lambeth conference has
O.eiiert the traditions of American independence
by ordering the opening service and reception at
Canterbury on the Fourth. The majority of the
American bishops were. ecclesiastical rather than
patriotic, and made the pilgrimage to Canter
bury, neglecting to celebrate the day in London.
The minority effected a compromise by return
ing in time to attend Ambassador Reid's recep
tion and the Independence Day dinner at the
Hotel Cecil, and among were the venerable
Bishop rattle and the Bishop? of Tennessee,
Oregon. North Dakota. South Dakota and Kan
sas. There will be a larger muster of bishops
on Tuesday, when the ambassador gives a din
ner for them, followed by a reception, for which
many invitations have been issued.
While the bishops were not numerous there
was a large attendance of Americans at Dor
chester House, the protracted season of torrid
heat being broken by a welcome rain. Files of
London residents and tourists passed before Am
bassador and Mrs. Reid for over an hour and a
half. The issue of cards for these annual re
ceptions has largely increased the attendance of
B^SMora and also improved the quality of the
company by preventing impositions formerly
practised. The guests to-day were almost ex
clusively Americans.
The evening banquet was well managed by
F. C. Van Duzer. the chairman, and while not
so large as usual was more agreeable, since
round tables were substituted for ordinary long
tables. There were more than three hundred at
the dinner, and in addition to half a dozen
bishops and the embassy staff there were sev
eral member* of the diplomatic corps and gov
ernment, including Admiral Selfridge-. Lord
Welby. Sir Edward Strachey and Sir Thomas
Barlow. The intelligent forecast that something
would be said about penny postage brought Hen
inker Heaton into a prominent scat. The ora
tory- v.as excellent, with L -rd Welby to speak
In honor of President Roosevelt. Sir Samuel
Evans to propose the ambassador's health and
Consul Griffith, from Liverpool, to pay tradi
tional tribute to the day of glorious memories.
The ambassador had a most cordial reception,
and his speech, while short, was practical and
warmly a.nplauded. With the minister and
Bishops Tuttie and Gailor in reserve to acknowl- |
ede-e "compliments to the visitors, there was
speaking up to a late hour. The common topic
at the tables was the agreement between the
American and British governments over penny
pottage, which the ambassador himself had
suggested at a similar banquet a few years ago.
Cheap postage evidently is a new link between
the two countries. 1 - **• F -
J. H. Heaton s Prophecy—Am
bassador Reid's Speech.
London. July 4.-John H-nnik^r Beaton, who
as the first to announce the conclusion of a
penny postal arrangement between Great Brit
ain and the United States, made a significant
statement this evening at the dinner of th»
American Society regarding a pennv-a-wr-rd
cable rate across the Atlantic. He said:
■/« will shortly have a penny-a-word c.-.b!e
™ lam confident that. with the assistance
IT^at electricians whom ■«" have interested
2 th* matter, this soon "-ill be successfully
- Mr Heaton when asked to explain the scheme
*aid he M hardly able to do that yet. From
other sources it was learned that the scheme
which Mr. Heaton has proposed to the govern
ments apparently is practicable, but will take a
long time to work out.
The dinner m one of- the most successful in
the history of the society, it was held at the
Hotel Cecil to celebrate the Fourth of July. F.
C. Vanduzer, chairman of the society, presided,
ted had around him prominent business and
professional members of the American colony in
London, besides numerous visitors from the
United States, trite a sprinkling of English
Ambassador Reid occupied the seat of honor
at the light of the chairman, while the British
government was represented by the Solicitor
General. Sir Samuel T. Evan.*, and the American
Consulate by Robert J. Wynne, consul general,
and John I. Griffiths, consul at Liverpool, and
the Church by a number •■• Am?rican bishops,
who are here for the Lambeth conference.
After the toast to the King had been honored
Lord X. ■> proposed The President." No
body, he paid, as so admired by Englishmen a?
President Booserelt.
Proposing thf health of the American Ambas
sador. Bit Samuel Evans paid a tribute to Mr.
Reid for the manner in which he had handled
the negotiations which ended in the adoption of
penny postage. This owed much. Sir Samuel
said, to Mr. Beat a and others, but he had the
authority of the -Father of Penny P stage" to
— that if it had not been for Ambassador Reid
it would m«t have been brought about.
The American Ambassador was warmly ap
plauded on rising to reply. He said:
The Unitt-d States fully <!< a serv<»s the gracious
minjriinjr of Hritish and American appreciation.
It has surmounted the wnbarras«nents <<f the
late pank. and is serenely • . ring the double
distractions <>f a Presidential campaign and the
revision of the tnriff. The United States has
had thirty elections in its short history, and
each tlm c the result has com** out all right, and
ft will do so again, even though my own pi •'-
erence may not be gratified.
We art- learning to appreciate the people we
choose. Xo'om- aroused^sharper s<itas;<-<nisms
during his orticiai career than Cleveland, and
hardly one ha* gone 10 his grave with more
respectful and sren«-ral regn-t from ■ '■" citizen"*
representing a!i parties. No one forcers that
Cleveland's record embraced the £ackviil~ We^t
Incident and th<- Venezuela mes.-age, but in
spito of that his d**ath HicifKi nowhere a more
penerous ra»nife* : »'«ti' > n of sympathy than the
dltpatth of the King.
A'r\l:n??ar. Reid concluded by expressing
congratulations at the adoption of penny post
age. He paid high tribute to Mr. Buxton, the
British Postmaster General; G. yon L. Meyer,
Pojrtmaster General of the United States; J.
Hunniker Heaton and John Wanamak**.- for the
part they had played in this important ar
"The Day We Celebrate*' was proposed in an
eloquent speech by John L. Griffiths. The Belgian
Minister, the Bishop of Missouri sad Mr Beaton
replied fT ■!>• guests. Mr. Beaton sail that,
when the history of penny postage was written
no Incident would !• ' more interesting than the
dramatic a- 1 which had occurred in the parlors
of Dorchester louse. If it had not been for
the aland taken by Ambassador Reid on that
occasion, he ««id. the new arrangement between
the United States and Great Britain would not
have , sen concluded. He had worked for this
for forty year*, but hoped »»on to >«•» a Btlll
Sreater thing accomjiMshed— nothing leas than
Deimy a ,rd cable mer-vages. not alone across
tV* \tlantlc. hut t.i all parts of the world. He
.'j confident this soon ... announced
c^xd the plan perfevtnl. cable dispatches would
be so n^,, within « reasonable period that the
pfople MUdJ fflve up writing. :e.t:ers. .
Equal to Strain of Brilliant Social
Season— Some Entertainments.
■" (Special by French Cable to The Tribunal
[Copyrlrht. 1»«», by The Tribune Association.] .
London, July 4.— The King's health is fully
equal to the exhausting strain of the social sea
son, the success of which he does so much to
promote. His secretariat are fairly exhausted
with correspondence and details, but he is fresh,
untiring and alert. He is holding a council to
day and opening the new building of the Royal
National Pension Fund for nurses on the his
toric site of York House by the famous water
gate. Next week there will be a final lesjee and
state bail, fatiguing functions at Leeds and
Bristol, investitures, council meetings, engage
ments at Newmarket and Sandown. the opening
of the Olympic tgames and scores of public and
social duties before the season is closed at Good
wood and Cones..
It has been one of the costliest seasons, if not
the most brilliant one. London has ever known.
Entertaining at great houses is conducted on a
larger soale every year, and the balls are hand
somer and more luxurious. Lady Salisbury's
has been the mo.«t conspicuous entertainment
this week, vith royalties and diplomats in at
tendance The Duchess of Buckingham's ball
uas also a brilliant affair. WttattlM Crown Prin
cess of Sweden among the royalties and the
embassies well represented. The entertainments
a..l after-dinner parties were never more varied
or expensive, the hostesses rivalling one an
other in taking up new ideas.
Mrs. Asquith is making the gloomy old Down
ing street house a social centre by having small
parties and looking after notable foreigners like
M. Coquelin. and several of the richest American
hostesses are giving up their houses in anticipa
tion of the speedy end of the London season.
Maud Allan is not allowed the exclusive privi
lege of dancing her way into the affections of
smart people. Isadora Duncan is appearing at
the Duke of York's Theatre under Mr. Froh
man'L management and in dances and choruses
from duck's 'Iphi-eriia in Tauris" and "Iphi
g^nia in Auiis." She has the assistance of a
score of pupils from the Neurilly Dancing School,
and reproduces the beauty line and grace of
movement from antique vases She was first
seen in London ten years ago, when she danced
on artists' lawns and in fashionable houses.
Meanwhile sh»> has been perfecting what she
calls the Rwiaissance of classical Greek dancing.
I. N. F.
Description of Excavations in Delos
—Mrs. Whartons Novel Appears.
(Special by French Cable to The Tribune. 1
[CopyrtpM. ISM, by Th* Tribune Association.]
Tarsi. July 4. — Among new books are "Aca
demic dcs Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres." a pub
lished description with maps and illustrated
by photo-lithographs of the excavations made
in the island of Delos by the French School of
Athens, under the direction of M. Maurice Mol
leaux, the expenses of which were defrayed by
the Due de Loubat, of the Academic of Belles-
Lettres. The book covers the operations during
the year 1907 and gives an idea of the enormous
archaeological value* of labors performed in the
island sacred to Apollo and Diana, which have
been continued with great success for six years.
Plon Nourrit brings out Mrs. Edith Wharton's
"House of Mirth" in French attire, with a char
acteristic and somewhat ironic preface by Paul
Bourget. "Chez les Heureux dv Monde" is
the title selected in preference to the more lit
eral one of "La Maison de Li«??e." Mrs. Whar
ton's novel is regarded by most French readers
as an exact image of smart American society. It
la admirably translated by Charles dv Bos.
Plon Nourrit also issues "Chez les Franeais dv
Canada." by Joan Lionnet, presenting with ac
curacy of observation the life of the French
Canadians, interspersed with picturesque de
scriptions of Quebec and Montreal.
Perrin publishes "Aloyse Valerien." a novel
of delightful simplicity and unworldliness. but
somewhat lacking in humor, by Edouard Rod.
The publishing house of Henry Pauwers
brings out a book entitled "How Public Opinion
Is Manufactured in France" and "Subtile dv
Bluff au Chantage." by F. J. Mouthon, formerly
on the editorial staff of "L<> Matin," in which
he claims to reveal the harrowing details bear-
Ing upon methods and procedure of yellow jour
nalism in Paris in connection with the sensa
tional libel suit brought by Senator Humbert
against "Le Matin."
Pasquelle issues **Le Manage de" Domain."
by Michael Corday, replete with psychological
data gathered In Parisian society during the
past two years, showing how strong the under
current is setting in toward the union libre.
Caiman-Levy publishes "L'Affair Will," a
novel by Louis Estang. the story of a fascinat
ing widow's legacies, judicial fiction enlivened
by playful irony. The action passes amid pol
iticians, business men. magistrates, lawyers an J
professional beauties. Calmann-Levy also pub
lishes "La Corned I Doukmreuse." a novel by
Marie Lapareerle. It Is a tale of a cultivated
woman buffeted between the Scylla and Cha
rybdis of her sentimental love for one man' and
her ardent passion for another admirer, compel
ling her to lead a double life. C. I. B.
Reports of Attendance at Seances False— Zu
Eulenburg Trial Continued.
Berlin. July —The semi-official "Norddeuteehe
Eeitung." taking cognisance of the reports that
ICmperor William has been under spiritualistic in
fluences through Prince Philip zu Eulenburg, and
that he attended spiritualistic seances arranged
by the prince. I -day declared these assertions to
be pure fabrications. The paper also denied the
assertion that the Emperor carried in his watch
case ;< piece of cloth materialized at a spiritualistic
These reports regarding bis majesty are at
tribute!] by two provincial newspapers to Maxi
milian Harden, the Berlin editor whose charges
last rear brought out the "round table" scandals.
Harden, however, -ays he never authorized them.
The trial i f Prince Philip zu Eulenburg on the
charge of perjury in connection with these scan
dals was continued to-day. A 'local newspaper
publishes what purports to be a Ripest nt the
prince's testimony. in which he is represented as
steadfastly affirming thai be is the victim of in
Paris, July •.—The Brazilian Legation here has
issued a statement declaring the story recently
published in. tin United States- and on the Conti
nent to the effect that Brazil v..is ordering war
ships and buying armaments for Japan to be a
sheer Invention
Ix>ndon. July The coroner > jury to-day decided
that the death of William T. Gilbert, the New
York lawyer who was found dead in a bathroom
of the Savoy Hotel, this city, last Thursday morn
i!.c. araa due to natural causes. In addition to the
statement of the doctor who held the autopsy, the
only evidence submitted was for purposes of iden
tification. The doctor testified that the. imme
diate cause of death was cerebral hemorrhage.
The body of Mr. Gilbert will be ta«en home on
July 8.
France Greatly Opposed io Yelloiv
Journalistic Methods.
■ (Special by French Cable to The Tribune!
ICopyrtrht, 15M1K, by The Tribune Association 1
Parij-. July 4.— The sensational libel suit
brought against the newspaper "Le Matin" by
Senator Humbert ha* been the chief topic of
the w^ek. and the condemnation of "Le Matin"
to pay .SI<VMM> damages. $800 fine and the cost of
the insertion of the judgment in one hundred and
one papers at the chois-e of the plaintiff, shows
how strongly opposed is a Paris Jury to the in
troduction into this country of yellow jour
Senator Humbert, who began life as a cafe
waiter, became a captain in the army, an aide
de-camp to General Andre when the latter was
Minister for War. secretary general of "L«
Matin," and after quarrelling with the owner of
...at paper. If. Maurice Bunau-Varilla, was
elected a Deputy and finally Senator for Mease,
had been accused by "Lni Matin" of having
stolen documents from the Minister for War, of
using his parliamentary influence for his own
pecuniary profit and of being an associate of M.
Rochette, a banker who was recently arrested
charged with swindling. The Jury refuser] to
believe these accusations, which were supported
by no serious evidence, and the case derived i.ts
importance from the complete expose which was
made by numerous witnesses, including M.
Chaumie, late Minister of Justice, of the tyran
nical and threatening methods adopted by "Le
Matin. " whose practice it ha? been violently to
attack the private life of ministers and public
officials if these latter refused to aid it in its
newspaper enterprise, to supply it with special
information and even to violate law at its bid
ding. This system of terrorism had created a
situation bordering on anarchy in the adminis
tration of the public services.
M. Labor] was counsel for Senator Humbert,
and his speech was an eloquent denunciation of
yellow journalism, of which "Le Matin"— which
is printed, by the way, on yellow paper— is a
unique example in France, as being opposed to
democratic principles of fair play and constitu
ting a dangerous occult power within the state.
"Le Matin" having reiterated the charges
against Senator Humbert on the day after the
trial, M. Humbert announced to-day his inten
tion of bringing another prosecution against
it in the Department of the Meuse.
In leading articles on this case the Paris and
provincial press is universally opposed to the
methods of yellow journalism, which the "Jour
nal de Rouen" compares with those of Tam
many Hall. C. I. B.
Court Clears Chauffeur Once Con
victed of Homicide.
Paris. July 4 —The Appeal Court of Rouen has
reversed the judgment of the lower court in the
case of Pouget. a chauffeur for Harry Payne
Whitney, who was convicted of homicide as a
result of an automobile accident last August.
This case has attracted great interest in the
automobile world. Two automobiles belonging
to the Whitney brothers, driven respectively by
Pouget and another chauffeur named Fritz, met
a pedler's cart on the road. Pouget dexterously
turned aside and avoided the cart, but Fritz
struck it. his automobile was overturned and
both himself and the man driving the cart were
The Whitneys settled the monetary damages,
but the court convicted Pouget of homicide on
the ground that as the pilot of both automobiles
he was responsible for the death of the pedler
and Fritz. Automobilists expect that this re
versal will ch«ck the tendency of the French
courts constantly to extend responsibility in
automobile accidents. The case was handled for
Pouget by Henry Peartree, an American lawyer
in Paris.
Sxccden Growing Anxious About
Fate of Dr. Sven Hedin.
Stockholm, July 4.— The absence of news from
Sven Hedin, the Swedish explorer, who is some
where In the wilds of Tibet, is causing anxiety to
the members of his family and in official circles.
Sven Hedin started in I!**? from Chinese Turkes
tan on a Journey of exploration to Tibet. He was
last heard from in the summer of 190 T. The Foreign
oftire has now requested the Indian government to
do all in its power to find the explorer.
London. July 4— No news from Dr. Sven Hedin.
who Is on liis third expedition to Onfral Asia, has
reached here for many months. He was last heard
from in the latter part of July. IWfi, when lie nr
rived at the Mansarowar Lake, rp to that tim«
Dr. Hedin- had fully equalled his previous achieve
ments. He first crossed one of the least known
parts of Central Tibet from north to south, ar
riving at Shigatse, on the Panpn or Tpper Brahma
putra, in the early part of 1907, and afterward car
ried nut an Important journey to the west, explor
ing the northern tributaries of the Banco and the
great range separating this from the Independent
lake basins t<> the north, some of which were also
examined for the first time.
Sven Anders Ho<lin. biographer and traveller, was
born at Stockholm in 1565, and was educated at
Stockholm, Upsala. Berlin and Halle universities.
He travelled through Persia and Mesopotamia,
i*\,",->ii; was a member of King Oscar's embassy to
the Shah of Persia, in 1890; travelled through Kho
rassan and Turkestan, &190-':»l ; m:-de a journey
through Asia, ls;«- - 97. and went down the Tarim
Riv?r to Lop-NOT, through the Gobi Desert and
Tibet, IBW-UOS. He is tl. • author of several scien
tine and geographical works.
Tube Bursts While Testing Mechanism of
Aeroplane — Machine Not Damaged.
!>-• Mans, July 4.— Wilbur Wright who has se
le»t<r; this Blaca Cor his experiments, was painfully
scalded on the .-he«t and arms today as the re-
Fult of the bursting of a water tube while he was
testing the mechanism of his aeroplane. The acci
denl occurred m the shed, :i tube connection sud
denly Mowing; off The boiling waUr spurted over
Mr Wright, who lost consciousness uiuler Hie pain.
He quickly recovered, however, under tba treat
ment of blends an.j assistants who went to his aid.
Hi said tliat he wj>k not badly injured, and innisi
td SO walking tv his note!, a mile distant. The
aeroplane araa not damaged. \\ [j believed that
preparations will h< resumed on Monday for Mr.
Wright's test?-.
St. Petersburg, July 4. — The Senate to-day issued
a new interpretation of the Jewish 'disability legis
lation which further restricts the right of Jewish
workmen to reside inside the pale. This ruling
affects the so-called "preparers," in other word*,
Unskilled workmen engaged 'n preparing material
for the use of skilled artisans, like Bootmakers,
carpenters and Jeweler*. Thrpe "preparers" of re
cent yewrs have tacitly been allowed to share the
privilege enjoyed by the artisans of free residence
in the cities and villages of Russia. The Senate
rules that the law must be strictly construed and
Jewish "preparers" be expelled from ltussia
Record Season Likely -France
Honors Judge Batcheller.
[Special by French Cable to Trie Tribune.!
[Copyright. 1908. bf The Tribune Association. 1
Paris, July 4.-The advent of Americans to
Paris and the Continent is dally increasing at
a great pace, and there, is every Indication that
this will be a record -season. Mrs. Joseph E.
Widener and family have left here for Switzer
land, as also have Mrs. Henry Knlckerhacker,
of New York; Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Fisher and
General and Mrs. Draper. Ralph Tucker has ar
rived at Lake Cnmo in a Renault automobile.
Mrs. J. A. Bostwick. of New York, and her
niece, Miss Commington. who are making a tour
of Holland in a Clement motor, have arrived at
The Hague. A. R. Whitney and son, of New
York, are at Luxembourg, and among other
Americans motoring on the Continent are F. A.
Talbot and family, of New York. in Lucerne;
the Cassatt family at Hpulgate, Mr. -and Mrs.
Samuel Untermyer at Frankfort, A. L. Halsey
and S. B. Jackson, of New York, at Lucerne,
where are also Mr. and Mrs. John Mole, of San
Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. Sandman, of Philadel
phia; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Parrington and Liv
ingston Rutherfurd. of New York; Mr?. C. Wells
and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Keidel. of Baltimore,
and Mrs. Reginald De Koven and her daughter,
from New York.
Judge Batcheller, who died here on Tuesday,
was to have been created commander of the
Legion of Honor by the French government on
the occasion of the Fourth of July. With deli
cate thoughtfulness the French government has
antedated the decree, and yesterday Ambassador
White called on Miss Batcheller and laid the
insignia of the commandership of the order on
the breast of the deceased Judge.
To-day, in honor of the Fourth, Ambassador
White gives an open reception to all Americans
In Paris at the magnificent new home of the
American Embassy, In the Rue Francois Pre
Charles Frohman gave an all-star dinner to
his principal American players. The American
Chamber of Commerce gave a banquet at which
M Clemenceau was the guest of honor.
C. I. B.
Mikado Said to Have Called Katsura
to Form Neat Cabinet.
Tokio, July 4— At noon to-day the designa
tions of the Cabinet were tendered There is
reason to believe that the Emperor fias already
instructed Marquis Katsura to form a new cab
inet: but the announcement will not be made
officially before July 7. and possibly may be
delayed until the arrival of Prince Ito from
Seoul, July 12.
The next Cabinet will probably be largely
composed of adherents of Marquis Yamagata,
and will be constructed on non-partisan lines.
Premier Katsura is expected to combine the
Premiership with the post of Minister of For
eign Affairs until the arrival of Count Komura,
the present Japanese Ambassador at London,
who is regarded as the likeliest candidate for
the Foreign office. Another possibility as Min
ister of Foreign Affairs is Marquis Inouye, Sec
retary of the Home Department and formerly
Ambassador at Berlin.
The other portfolios will probably be: Fi
nance, Baron Hirata: War. Viscount Terauchi;
Navy. Baron Saito; Home. M. Hara; Communi
cations, M. Yamagata. The others arc uncer
A well known authority said to-day: "All
rumors that a change in the Cabinet means
increasing militarism are absolutely unfounded.
The n«»w Cabinet will certainly follow the lines
of peao-iul retrenchment"
Marquis Katsura Is experiencing difficulties in
the formulation of a cabinet. If he fails to get a
pledge of support from the Diet, Vincount
Terauchi. who is a stanch Constitutionalist, may
be requested to undertake the task.
Artillery Mutinies at Paraguayan
Capital — Many Women Slain.
Buenos Ayres. July 4. -Telegraphic communication
with Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay, where
there is a revolution, is still interrupted, but word
has been received from Asuncion by steamer to
Corrientec that the artillery at the capital muti
nied and bombarded the market place.
Many women are said to have lost their lives in
this fighting. The foreign representative? at Asun
cion are urging the belligerents to abstain from
bombarding the city.
Report That Bonilla Plans to Over
throw the Government.
Washington. July 4. -Information has reached
the State Department of a proposed revolution
ary movement against the government of Hon
duras under the leadership of the former Presi
dent. Sefior Bonilla. No details are given. The
governments of Salvador and Guatemala have
given directions to check any movement of that
character .being organized in those countries.
Minister Ugarde, of Honduras, at the direction
of his government talked over the situation to
day ith A. A. Adee, Acting Secretary of State.
American Interests at Puerto Cortes, Honduras,
are considerable, and if necessary an American
war vessel will l>e sont to that locality. The
cruiser T*coma Is at Colon, and one or more
American warships are. near liuaiitanamo.
i'ari?, July i. — Assertions th;>t Count Eoni de
Caatellane, the former husband of Mmc Anna
Gould, kidnapped his three children from Versailles
yesterday an- Inaccurate, Tn.- count simply went
t.. V.r.'ailles uud took the youngest l«>j . who us 111,
to the ..dints mother for the annual visit of one
month allowed by tlie court under the divorce de
Mme. Gould's lawyers in Paris laußh at the In
timation that anything; will oome up to prevent the
marriage between Mme. Gould nu<l Prince M-i;e
de Sagan, and say this ceremony will tak« ptaca
in London In a few da>».
It is now certain thiit Georga J. Gould. Mine
<j..'ji'is brother, who recently left Paris on an
automobile trip, will not be present at th»: mar*
riage of his Bister.
London. Jul> 4. Mn;e. (iould, in reply to sn in
quiry to-day, said that she wai not worrying about
tj.,, report that Count Bon! de CastsHaaa had taken
her children to Versailles. Bhe had been advised
of the count's acttea, and. ns one of thr children
was 111, she considered it better th:tt they should
be in the rare of relatives until her return to
Lisbon, July 4. -A violent discussion occurred to
day in the House of Peers over the assaHslnutlon
of King Carlos and the frown Prince. Count Ar
noao, »ho was the secretary of the late King. said
mat the murderers numbered twenty, yet only two
were dead. He added that the country was en
titled to know what was being done to arrest and
punish the other*.
Most Powerful Fleet Ever Massed
in Peace Times.
- [Special by Frtnch Cable to The Tribrne.l
[Copyright, M* by The Tribune Association )
London, July 4.— The British army may be a
peace -stnblishment r.-quiring constant recon
struction,' but the navy is organized for war
and is ready for It. The greater part of the
Admiralty's resources of sea power has been
concentrated this week for experimental prac
tice. This has been done with remarkable
celerity and precision. The home fleet of over
three hundred vessels which Is leaving Deal
to-day for the Firth of Forth has been mobilized
with amazing facility and dispatch, and ts ready
to defend the country against the enemy, repre
sented by the Channel fleet and the first cruiser
squadron, which have been strengthened by a
portion of the Atlantic fleet and a special ser
vice squadron.
There will be tactical exercises during the
first week and strategical manoeuvres during
the following ten days. Fleets equally powerful
have never been massid in peace or war under
a single flag. Every vessel not already com
missioned was ready for service in a few hours,
with crew, provisions and ammunition. The
fleets when mobilized represented the maximum
efficiency of sea power, with the best types of
every kind of destructive mechanism, from bat
tleship and. cruiser to destroyers, submarines,
torpedo beats and mine layers.
The" manoeuvres will be conducted without
newspaper correspondents to describe them.
This prohibition has become necessary, less for
the avoidance of the betrayal of secrets of sham
warfare than for the suppression of feuds in
the service. " Every naval expert is a partisan
either of Sir John Fisher or Lord Charles Ber
esford. and in secret alliance with one admiral
or the other. Decks are cleared of correspond
ents so that factional warfare may have
less publicity. Several admirals and sea lords
are not on speaking terms, and their grievances
are taken up zealously by their subordinates.
The British navy can be rapidly mobilized,
but it CHn hardly be said to be prepared for
war when the service is honeycombed with
jealousies and feuds. The strategy, as indicated
by the bases and. colliers, is an attack by Lord
Charles Beresfond from Danish waters upon
some fleet under Admiral Bridgeman at Rosyth.
This passage of the North Sea points to Ger
many as a possible enemy, as did last year's
manccuvrts In another quarter. Germany virtu
ally adopt* the same procedure in conducting
the military rrnnceuvres near the French
These points of strategy are not offensive, and
are less discouraging than the bewildering
action of various governments in withholding
sanction from many of the thirteen conventions
adopted by the second peace conference at The
Hague England's rejection of the convention
for an international prize court Is almost unac
countable when Sir Edward Fry and the British
delegates considered it the main accomplishment
of the congress. The indifference of the powers
to the conventions adopted after a prolonged
discussion at The Hague indicates that the b<*»t
results will be obtained from the practice of
arbitration rather than from international con
America and England are setting the example
In the Newfoundland arbitration. This has been
deferred temporarily, not through the fault of
the American government, but from the em
barrassments of the British government In
being forced to <y>nsult Canada and Newfound
land. The modus Vivendi will naturally be pro
longed until th© British case is ready and the
preliminaries of the arbitration can be ar
ranged. *■ - 1 " • *■ •
Constitutionalist Resigns, Preventing
Friction in Panama.
Panama, July 4. —After a conference of six hours'
duration to-day, between Ricardo Arias and Jose
Domingo fi« Obaldia. Seftor Arias rsaahrsd uncon
ditionally to resign as candidate for the Presidency
of the Panaman Republic thus preventing further
friction at the elections, which are to be held on
July 12.
The news of Arias's resignation was received with
Joy throughout th? country.
Disorders Spread in Persia — Consuls
Protest Against Pillage.
Tabriz. July — The - members of the consular
corps at Tabriz have sent a collective note to the
temporary Governor <.-£ Azerbaijan province c>m
plaining of the incessant robbery and pillage. The
provincial roads are unsafe, they declare, and the
supply of grain is almost exhausted owing to the
stoppage of the caravans. The consuls demand
protection for the trade routes and guarantees for
the safety of foreigners.
In the last week's fighting in this city 370 men
were killed and T'«i wounded. Amons the wounded
is a Russian subject. The horsemen under Rachin
Khan, who are lighting on the side of the Shah,
continue their pillaging, an.i anarchy is i airing
throughout the whole of Northern Persia.
Fire in Pit Near Yusovo Extinguished —
Sixty-five More Bodies Recovered.
Yusovo, .July 4.— An official statement shows that
22$ bodies have been recovered from the Rikovsky
coal mine, where a pas explosion occurred several
days ago. Nineteen injured men are now in the
hospital. '
The fire in the mine baa been extinguished, and
eight miners were brought out alive to-day. At
The moment of the explosion they ran to the '.amp
room and found shelter from the flame* an d gases.
Two others saved thfir lives by taking refuge in
the bottom of .i well. Sixty-five bodies sail
brought up to-day, thirty of which were buried
after identification.
The authorities fear dleturbances among the ISM
of thousands of workmen here, nnd additional
troops have been called out. The inquest will be
gin to-morrow, and will be conducted by the Vice-
Minister of Commerce. M. Konovaloff.
Lamberg, July 4.— Lightning set fire to-day to
the oil wells at Boryslav, one of the most im
portant petroleum centres in Austria. Five shafts
and fifteen hundred tanks, covering ■ square mile,
are now blazing. Several of the reservoirs burst
soon after the fire started, and the ell is flowing
down the Tysmienica Wver. endangering the vii
lager on its banks. Trcops have been called out
•to flsht the flames.
London. July 4.— A committee composed of offi
1 cials of the Board of Trade and the Foreign ones
| has been appointed to aanaJMssi complaints made
: by the cable companies with reference to the dim
ase done to transatlantic cables by trawlers en
I the Irish cf>Bst. «m! to <lt-vi»© means whereby thi»
j may be prevented i" the future. Most of the n».i
! ermen are willin : to *top fishing at the place on
the Irish coast where the damage was done, but a
' small minority say that tho best fishing is obtain
able ther«.
The Financial World.
The bond market is better. It la very anefi
better. Deductions from this are easy. a
view of nine-tenths of the oracles of Wall
Street, here is suggestion — even proof—tint
market conditions improve. Some absorbers a
the fact rush even to the enthusiastic point of
■believing that Stock Exchange troubles approach
conclusion. All this is cheerful enough. But
cynical criticism is possible. By way of act j
measurement the current bond mark'- . .
panded as It Is — is none the less open to sons*
suspicion of manipulation.
What is very ciear in any consideration of
present conditions and present sentiment la
Wall Street Is that there Is (for some reason
that only a clairvoyant may discern) what seesu
a concerted disposition to expect theerfu! mar
ket exhibits Just as» soon a» the Democrat'-* — ..
ventlon at Denver Is <".• of the way. If lag
Bryan Is nominated. Wall Street will feel tha:
Democratic default is already record if ther*
be & radical plitform Wall Str^t will see in v
only the final gasps that s»p*ll defeat If by any
mockery of its'- If the Democratic party adopts
resolutions of conservatism. Wall Street will
hall th» performance as merely a melody ci
political xuicide. Vested interests generally ar»
satisfied with the situation. There ar- estab
lished already the roots of a confidence which
can trust the doctrine declared by Mr. T^fl
when he avowed himself th" exponent of "tha
spirit which stands for progresstveness wlthoui
In the stock market not one thine of especial
Interest d*>v*>lops — judgment gTitded by super
ficial records. There Is no activity. Yet liters
is no weakness. What above most other things
shows is that (even if they do rot /rare to add
to their present holdings) the owners cf securi
ties are content to stand by the commitments
they have made. They cannot be scared out cf
what they have bought. The; are content witi
their purchases.
It may even be calculated that there is ret
yet' an end to the tr»mendous absorption cf
stocks in "Ml lots" which last winter gave such
exceptional character to the. market when for
a time apparent demoralization threatened. Th«
consequence of such investment absorption, not
anywhere yet amply comprehended, reaches not
only to the present, but will. in the opinion of
competent experts, prove influential, even domi
nating, through a Ion? market period to come. !
It is to be borne in mind that, in Target vo'.cts,
the buyers of odd lots of stocks bought them ia
times Of virtual panic. They have profits now
in their investments. As values appreciate, en
couraged by the exercise of their earner judg
ment, these new holders of stcc.is «... be sure
to do only on" thing— certify apprecte«on of
their own judgment by buying Still furfh-r; and
in the event of quotation recessions trury \\:-.l in
all likelihood proceed to take on new commit
ments, by way of making; clear that th.-y rave
no doubt of the wisdom of their own opuuosm
Wall Street never had to do with exhioi: or
problem like this before. The situation is r.e^r
in all its phases. In former times, of course,
there were odd lot purchasers in some volume:
but past uttermost total was fnslgnUttani and
inconsequential besides what are present aggre- .
Ka has become merely a normal showing to
find that stock holdings have increased 50 per
cent. In some of the most important corpora-
tions of the country, the number of stockholders
has during the past year actually double*
And not merely from the investment -stand
point not merely as a quotation in3n«nce. is*
Una new element in the, situation challenging
consideration. Of still larger importance is t..e
probability of «*»' is involved as a corp'-ration
administration factor. These new stockholders
are going to vote. For plenty of reasons they
will be watchful of the policies and the execu
tive performances of the officers who run their
properties. In this on« development alone tr.era
is vast reason for appreciation. Corporation ad
ministration is, one of these days, going to bo
recognized as a trusteeship.
We are hearing a good deal of trade revival
indication*. Actual examples are scarcer than
the bulletins of them. Yet. undoubtedly, there
is a hardening tendency in business; and in
some conspicuous quarters we will probably
have this month resumption of industrial ac
tivity on a liberal scale.
Helpful not only to Wall Street, as the specu
lative centre, but to the country at large, ir. all
its Interests, is the current cheapness of money.
'Funds have become abundant. Interest rates
are down to figures not known in the past year
and a half; and conservative bankers are .-r»
casting continuation of this situation. While fo
the present these low Interest charges are fce.p
ful chiefly to the speculative contingent, the
ultimate if suit must be to the advantage or
general commercial and industrial affairs.
Building enterprises seem ahead of other In
vestments to be benefited, =•> far; but KS»n
cance undoubtedly attaches t i report! from Ne-r
England of plans there based upon the beßel
that bettering money market conditions w:L
soon be exerting tonic effect to an exten: that
aforetime prosperity conditions will be re-estab
lished. New England, at the first to feel the
evil influences ot the panic, cannot unr.arura.iy
be the first to realize the change to improve
So far *? agricultural prospects are eoriceniea
— quotin? a tesvd authority— they appear at
the moment to be promising. The crops had "
pass through a rather trying period In June,
one in which th»re was excessive precipitation
of moisture and serious floods in many direc
tions. Recently there baa been a change for t..a
better in this respect, but the agricultural out
turn can hardly be formulated with certa:r...y
until th auturrv MeanwWle. hoy.ever. what
unequivocally is certain is that banking Inter
ests in New York can find jn the agricultural
situation not one thing over which to worry or
even BKassnsß ■ to b^ doubtful.
Before the end of the present week It will
be strange if incentive does not appetir to en
courage purchases hi the security market. Most
careful students, of the situation will be disap
pointed it we de not bare broadening tendencies
shown. In any sw. I development they wl»
invest and they who speculate will alike b«
best adi ■'■->■ 1 in exerrisir.gr extreme discrimina
tion. The St.., Exchange list is jammed witS
bargains — but some other things are there than
bargain*. » -■••. *In the industrial list appear wry
clear th" evidences of nieri; and opportunity —
the chant • offering to buy at discount stock Wta
Westing! . Harvester. United States Steel
and soina others — while among railroads £•"-.
Pau and Atlantic Coast lAne« and Great North
ern and Colorado Southern are pre-eminent at
tractions to any careful calculator.
( \ i PTI RES REBEL ( UlEl\
Dr. Gonzales Driven from Head
quarters — Creel in El Paso.
(By Telegraph to The Trit>ur.<?. ]
El Paso, Tex.. July 4— Dr. Francisco A. Gon
zales. head of the revolutionary forces in Mexico.
was placed in the penitentiary to-r!ay at CWBna
hua. having been arrested on Wednesday at
Meoftui. to which place he baa Bed frum Guerrero,
where his h<-:iuVjuarters were discovered thr" 1 •*
the carturw cf papers en revolutionists at Casis
Seflor Antonio Lemeti. Mexican Corjul in El
Pas">. was visited for several hour* to-day by
United Btalwi Marshal Nolte and District Attor
ney Boynton. firm San Antonio, urv! furslsl»d
th?m with several hundred i-criminntins l?t:-:3
captured on rev*.lutlcr.ists or in their headquarters'
and home*, which are to be used in :he tr-al* ot
the men in jail en the American -*ide of tb* Ua»
cbarssd with violating the neutrality law.-*.
Ambassador Creel arrived bat to-night iron
Mexico en route to Washington to consult with
the State Department, which, it la snit!. !*• will
ask to take steps t> punish Tex^s oarers tfS
.. tvta • failed to apprehend the revolutionists wtiUa
they were plotting an attack on Mexico. He «W
also present several other matters, one being th*
Clarice that rtorca Mat : h«ad ht the revolution
ary junta and la avis at L.03 Archies, is allowed
:o communicate with lieutenants and direct irJJ
Dieppe. July 4.— Hal Watt, an EnslbtJ racUUC *'■>
tomobiie driver, who was thrown from his car
yefcterday. while going at the rate of 75 mil** *3
hour, died la a h-»r>''ai her* to-< Jay.

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