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A NEW OPERA IN LONDON Beecham Brings Out "A Sum mer's Might" at His Majesty's. MR. GALSWORTHY'S CLAIM Playwright Wants Credit . for Prison Reform Bill, Thereby Arousing Suffragettes. TBy Cable to Th* Tribune.] London. July 23— Thomas Beecham ■while awaiting with convinced optimism th*. results of his combination with the Metropolitan Opera Company of New York for a brilliant season at Drury Lan* next year continues to present novelties at His Majesty's Theatre- G. H. Clutsam's opera. "A Summer's Night." has been produced with as much painstaking care as Richard Strauss's complex works, although it contains only one act. employs five characters ami lasts barely an hour and a half. It is a highly romantic comic opera, suffused •with the spirit of joyousness. in spite of an atmosphere of intrigue, and the score la modern and scientific, constructed on the basis of the representative themes and making full demands on the re sources «if the orchestra and the con ductor's talents for leadership. # The composer has written his own libretto from the story in the "Heptam etw of Margaret of Navarre. The sin gle scene is the Tuscan farm where a ' wager la made between two friends over the capture of a pretty maidservant's ring, and -where follows a comedy of er rors, in -which everybody is fooled. There are fine lyrical passages, but the best feature is the orchestral interlude, de noting th. coming of dawn. The vocal parts were well suns at the first per formance by Muriel Terry, Walter Hyde, Harry Dearth. Lewys James and Bea ' trice La Palme. The opera was heartily received by a large audience, and the •work of the orchestra was brilliant throughout. F. K. Benson, after spending a life §time in enacting Shakespearian parts in London and the provinces, will be re warded by a well merited honor. This •will be the freedom of the Borough of Etratford. which will be conferred on Monday, when be will open the deferred rummer season at the Memorial Thea tre. This honor was paid David Gar rick. Nine plays of Shakespeare will by; ] produced in the course of three weeks. *vith -Masks and Faces" and "The Piper.'' the prize play by Josephine Pres tan Peabody. who will receive the com mittee's sward of £300. John Galsworthy docs not hesitate to describe Winston Churchill as a con vert won by ■ sermon in the theatre. s*he reforms in prison management ad vocated in Mr. Galsworthy's play, "Jus tice," with which Charles Frohman's Repertory season was opened, were the abolition of solitary confinement and the discontinuance of the ticket of leave sys tem. Mr. Churchill saw the play more than once, and is now bent on carrying out these leading ideas In humane legis lation. Mr. Galsworthy, accepting full responsibility for inspiring the Home Secretary's new prison policy, adopts •with good grace his proposal for sys tematic entertainment of convicts with concerts and lectures. Prominent suffragettes are disposed to condemn Mr. Galsworthy for conceit in taking all the credit for influencing Mr. ChurchilL They assert that their ex posures Of the mismanagement of prisons have compelled the authorities to abandon their revolting system of de grading criminals and making them thoroughly uncomfortable. They con tend more or less vociferously that the blood of the suffrage martyrs was the seed of prison reform. Gertrude Eliiott appeared to-night for the last tim<= at the Duke of York's The atre in Mrs. Burnett's "The Dawn of a T - ■ w." IgrfhH ;. T rrv if ilaying to crowded houses at the Haymarket in Countess -J's "Priscilla Runs Away." < ar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" may hold the stage at the :~t. Ja.rr.<=-s through the summer. Sir Conan Doyle's "The Speckled :. ' .-• the Aoelphi. is equally suc r . :r: fi'lirig the stalls and galleries. THE FRANCONIA LAUNCHED. "Wallesend-on-Tyne, England, July 23.— The Cunard Line steamer Franconia, built for the Boston service, was successfully launched in the presence* of a great crowd here to-day. The vessel was named by Lady Forw-ood. With the exception of the Mauritania the Franconia is the largest ete*jnf hip built on the east coast. Take Off the Fat Where It Shows Most women suffer much humiliation be cause of great quantities of fat, so located that, no matter hew they dress, everybody sees that they are abnormal. This is the day of ihe slender figure, and fat women are simply not tolerated either in business or social affairs. Women may not know It, but men wher- they see a fat woman pa&s them on the street make all manner of sympathetic remarks about her. They do not bm to be unkind or to seem unmanly, but it is natural for a man to dislike fat on a woman. \\ it' rf fat shows the most there Is v. ■>.. if- it mat be removed, and as quick ly a* possible. The hot weather dresses t>eero to be made for the fat woman's mis tr£ and ihe blender woman's delight. They expose all the charms of woman and her ugliness as well. Exercise and diet will not remove fat. This has been proved. The famous Marmola prescription which has met ■»:;.:. Midi phenomenal success and has bo many of our society women as-- Its spon sors. Is now being sold in tablet form to meet the demand of the public for this style of treatment. These little tablets go into your system just like food. They stop the stomach and digestive apparatus from pro ducing fat and reduce the fat upon the body at the rate of from 12 to 15 ounces a day. Tbev are harmless and can be carried in your purse and taken even after you have indulged in a hearty meal away from home. They are sold at all drug stores at 75 cents a case, or if you prefer you may write the Marmola Company, 1012 Farmer Bldg.. De troit. Mich. THE TRIBUNE'S FOREIGN NEWS KING GEORGE POPULAR Recent Inspections— Queen Alex andra in Poor Health. fßy Cable to Th* Tribune. ] London. July 23.— While the Govern : ment and the Opposition are marking time and postponing thr settlement of momentous questions to a more con venient reason, the King is making: rapid progress in commanding the re : spect and affections of his subjects. He is on his own ground in inspecting the naval works and dockyards at Ports mouth, and the processes of super dreadnought construction and details His surprise visits to the fleet and pot shots at the targets carry the convic • tion that he Is converting empty func- J tions into tests of efficiency. It is common comment that the King: always takes the Queen with him and appeals to the home-loving instincts of his subjects by having his children with him as much as possible. The proposed drive of the King and Queen through the BUM End of London will increase their laxity. The postponement of Queen Alexan dra's departure for Denmark is due to nervous depression, following prolonged tf-fwiwi and excitement. Rumors that she declines to live at Mar! borough He use, that shr expresses -a preference for Kensington faiace as a residence, and that she would like to have the na tion purchase the Duke of Sutherland's ItoaM tor her are irresponsible sossip. THE WORK OF PARLIAMENT Results from Veto Conference Doubtful — Declaration Bill. f Ry CUrie to Th- Trlhuno.] London. July '23— The secrets of the conference regarding the veto power of the Lords are locked up in the Prime Minister's private room. He may open the door on Monday, when an explana tion is promised, but more probably Par liament will adjourn early in Aupust, with the understanding that the confer ence was a roving holiday commission to effect a compromise during the inter val between rounds of golf, grouse drives and yachting cruises. Augustine Birrell is the most hopeful member of the Council of Eight, and he may be actively employed as negotiator until November. An agreement on the financial articles is In sight, if intimate associates <..f the leaders can be trusted, !>ut the remaining problems of constitu tional revision are considered hopeless by practical politicians in the existing con ditions of partisanship. Opposition to the declaration bill is in creasing on both sides of the Commons. bat its passage on second reading next Wednesday is virtually assured by an agreement between Premier Asquith and Mr. Balfour, who are equally anxious to dispose of the vexatious religious ques tion. The ministers are determined to send the bill to the Lords by the end of next week, and while there are signs of bigotry and irreconcilable hostility among the extremists, they will proba bly force the enactment of the measure before the recess. GIRL SAVED SENOR MAURA? Cousin Threw Herself on Assas sin as He Fired. Barcelona, July 23.— Antonio Maura, leader of the Conservative party, who as Premier put down the Barcelona riots and brought about the execution of Dr. Francisco Ferrer a year ago, owes his escape from death perhaps to the cour age of his girl cousin, who threw herself on the assailant. It was shortly before midnight that the former Prime Minister stepped from a train at the Francia station, where he arrived from Madrid on the way to Palma. At his side was his cousin. Sud denly frum the crowd Manuel Posa fired three shots. The first bullet pierced Senor Maura's arm and the second found lodgement in his leg. As Posa fired again the girl sprang on him, spoiling his aim, and the bullet went wild. Posa. who is only eighteen years old, said to-day that he did not intend to shoot Maura, but desired only to make a demonstration against him. The wounds inflicte T are not regarded as serious. Palma, Island of Majorca, July 23. — Sefior Maura arrived here this afternoon en the steamer Miramer, from Barce lona.. He was carried ashore on a stretcher, but his friends say that his wounds will be healed in four or five days. Madrid. July 23. — Premier Canalejas and others spoke strongly in the Cortes to-day in condemnation of the attack on Sencr Maura. NEW LOCK FOR TRAIN DOORS Poor Man Gets Lucrative Place with English Railway. London, July 16.— Lindon William King, a young cloth looker of Colne, Lancashire, hap received i^.iiOO in cash ajid a lucrative engagement with the Great Central Rail way for a tafetv lock for railway carriage doors which he lias invented. The device, which is ingenious, ■will. It ia believed, have the effect of obviating accidents on rail ways caused by insecure doors. King, who Is twenty-six years old, has been employi-d a; the Great llulme Mills at Colne for some tur.f- lie has worked as a mill hand since the age of ten. He was left an orphan and penniless at an early age, but he contrived to keep himself and find time for study in the evenings. He studied mechanics and engineering through a correspondence college, and in five years obtained a fairly extensive knowledge of the subject. EX-STABLE BOY LEFT MILLION John Hammond Became Professional Backer of Horses. London, July ML— John Hammond, of The Lawn, Exning, Newmarket, who died on June 12. left an estate of the gross value of £243.643. Mr. Hammond, who was the son of a Newmarket blacksmith, started his career as a stable boy. afterward be came a professional backer of horses and subsequently ■ racehorse owner. Among his most successful horses were St. 'latien. which ran a dead heat with Sir John Willoughby's Harvester for the Derby in 1884 and afterward won the Cesarewitch, the Ascot Gold Cup and the Ascot Gold Vase; Florence, which won the Cambridgeshire and the Manchester Cup. and Laureate 11. which won the Royal Hunt Cup and the Cambridgeshire. THE UNIMAK ISLAND ERUPTION. Honolulu, July 23.— Mount Shiahaldln. the volcanic peak on Unimak Island, which was recently reported as emitting a RTeat sheet of lire. Is now only smoking, and the sides of the mountain are covered with snow, according to Captain Gregory, of the lighthouse tender Armeria. which arrived I hero to-day. INEYY-lORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, JULY 24, 1910. A SORRY SOCIAL SEASON King Edward's Death and Bad Weather the Causes. LORD CARNWATH MARRIES Another Wedding at Fishguard Sir George Trevelyan Busy on Books. [By Cable to The Tribune.) London, July 23.— The most disastrous social season of recent times closes to day. King Edwards death clouded it from the outset, although artificial ef forts were made to relax the mourning prematurely. Depressing weather has spoiled the racing meetings, the splendid pageants at Fulham Palace and Ches tor and outdoor sports of all kind.s. Social leaders who have taken expensive houses have got little out of it except a few brilliant wedding receptions and small dances. Private concerts are at an end. and now Goodwood has come without glimpses of royalty, and with the Duke of Richmond's. William James's and nearly all the great Sussex country houses closed. Lord Carnwath's marriage U> Miss Maude Savile, at St. Mary's. Bryanstone Square, to-day, has been a pretty affair, with two little girls as train bearers and three more as bridesmaids. The bride wore her grandmother's wedding veil, in addition to masses of rare old lace on a white satin gown. After a reception at Mrs. Saviles the bridegroom and brme started on the inevitable motor tour. Less pretentious was the marriage of David Lloyd-George's brother to Anita Williams, at the Baptist chapel at Fish guard to-day, with the Chancellor's eld est son as best man and his daughter as bridesmaid. Herbert AsquithV marriage to Cyn thia Charteris, next,week, will be among the last of th<= season's notable weddings. Mrs. Reid has returned from Oberam mergau. John W. Riddle is making a short stay in London. William Barnes is resting at the Cecil from his political activities. A delegation of American engineers is gathering for the international congress, and there will be a small group of American lawyers for a conference at the Guildhall under the presidency of Lord Alverstone, at which Arthur Cohen wili read an important paper. Sir George Trevelyan is now working on the closing volumes of his admirable "History of the American Revolution," and hopes to complete them without much delay. His name, strangely enough, is omitted from the new fangled Academy of Letters, while his son is numbered among the twenty-seven Eng lish immortals. Rudyard Kipling Is also left out and Mr. Haidane has got in ahead of both Mr. Balfour and Mr. Birrell. SUFFRAGETTES^HELD DAY American Women Take Part in Big London Affair. London, July 23 —This has been anoth er field day for the suffragettes. An enor mous crowd of women from all parts of the world, after parading through the streets, gathered at the historic meeting place in Hyde Park and passed resolu tions announcing a determination at all costs to force the woman's suffrage bill through the House of Commons at the present session. A notable feature of the procession was furnished by the contingents from the United States, France. Germany, Hol land, Norway, Sweden and Canada and other British colonies. The United States was represented by twenty-five women, each of whom carried the Stars and Stripes. The local suffragettes in their advance advertising featured the Ameri can division, announcing as the leading participants Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont, Dr. Anna H. Shaw, Miss Inez Mflhollaad and a few others who have become widely known through their advocacy of the cause. TAXI DRIVER RECEIVED V. C. Award for Act of Gallantry at Defence of Rorke's Drift. London. July 16.— The only taxi driver in London, and possibly in tbe United King dom, possessing tbe Victoria Cross is FTed erick Hitch, of Pond House, Pond Place, Chelsea. Mr. Hitch received the coveted award for an exceptional act of gallantry at the defence of Rorke's Drift on January 22. 1579. He was serving with the IMth Regi ment (South Wales Borderers), and, in company >vith Private Wiiliani Allen, who also received the Victoria Cross,, held open the communication between tbe hospital and the inner defence, enabling the wound ed to be carried across when the Zulus set fire to the thatched building. Mr. Hitch was badly hit by a roughly made bullet, which inflicted a fearful gash in his shoulder, no less than thirty-six pieces of bone being taken away from the wound. When prevented from firing he served out ammunition during the night. He received the Victoria Cross from Queen Victoria at Netley Hospital on being inva lided home. LEPROSY CURES REPORTED Girl Had Been Treated at British Guiana Asylum for Two Years. London, July 16.— 1t was reported some time ago that by direction of the Gov ernor of British Guiana a negro had been discharged from the leper asylum of that colony as having been completely cured of his terrible disease by means of the nastin treatment, invented and administered by Professor Deycke, of Hamburg. A second cure is now reported. This has been effected in the cast* of ■ little girl twelve years of age. Admitted to the leper asylum two years ago, she received the per sonal attention of Professor Deycke, then conducting experiments at the Institution. On the professor's departure the treatment was continued by the medical superin tendent, with the happy result DOW re ported. Improvement is also noted in the cases of other patients under treatment. VISCOUNT TERAUCHI AT SEOUL Japanese Resident General Has Warm Reception in Corea. Seoul. July 23.— Lieutenant General Vis count Terac-hui, the new Japanese Resident General of Corea. arrived here to-day from Tokio and had an enthusiastic reception. Only persons holding cards were admitted to the station platform. These included the Corean princes, ministers and other gov ernment officials and the foreign consuls resident here. Soldiers lined the streets through which the viscount and his escort oassed. A TURKISH ANNIVERSARY ■■■■ j ■■ ■""* Celebration In Paris of Two Years of Popular Rule. A GREEK WAR OPPOSED Peace Regarded as Necessity by the Leaders of the Young Turks Party. ( By Cable to The Tribune. 1 Paris. July 23.— A grand patriotic cele bration took place to-day under the au spices of Naoum Pacha, the Ottoman Ambassador at Paris, and Djavid Bey, the Ottoman Minister of Finance, who is now visiting Paris, to commemorate the second anniversary of the Young Turks' revolution of July 23, 190*. when the present constitutional government was rrociaimed. The Turks here feel proud that the predictions made by foreign critics, that the principles of constitu tionalism and Islam were irreconcilable, have not been realized, and say that par liamentary rule in Turkey after two years of severe test has proved success ful. The greatest danger to the present re gime was exagge/ated patriotism and nationalism, many leaders of the Young Turks party believing that the solidarity and strength of Young Turkey could only be cemented by a war with Greece. Naoum Pacha and Djavid Bey now af firm that Hakkim Pacha and his gov ernment are firmly opposed to this dan gerous view, and that, from political, material and moral standpoints, peace is now more than ever a necessity for Turkey. M. Bompard, French Ambassador at Constantinople, is exceedingly popular there, and the present parliamentary constitutional government has a stanch friend in France. Turkish and French flags are displayed side by side in Paris to-day, where more Turks, especially students and travellers, are to be seen than ever before. SUCCESS OF "CHANTECLER" Two Hundredth Performance of Rostand's Play in Paris. [By Cable to The Tribune.] Paris, July 23.— The 200 th performance of Rostand's "Chantecler" was cele brated last night at the Porte St. Martin Theatre, the public interest having been kept up by the novelty of the subject and by the excellen- acting of M. Joube as the cock and by Mile. Reraisy as the hen pheasant, whr- have been acting those parts for the last month. The verdict of the public is that "Chantecler," without being by any means as good as "Cyrano," is a highly amusing barnyard drama, with now and then delicious verses and brilliant spec tacular qualities. The general opinion is that it would be greatly improved if it were boiled down into three short acts. The long run of the play, with fairly good houses, justifies the prediction made by Alfred Capus the day after Its first performance, who said. " 'Chan tecler' is one of those extraordinary plays, and not until after its 200 th per formance can people discover whether it is a triumph or a failure." NEW WAY TO COMMIT SUICIDE Sailor Swallows Cotton Wool and Drinks Water, Thereby Suffocating. Paris, July 15.— After no fewer than six unsuccessful attempts to kill himself a sail or named Leon Weiss has finally commit ted suicide in an original fashion. A month ago he threw himself into a. canal at Rhf ims. but was rescued. A few days later he hanged himself by his braces on a tre<; in a public square, but his braces broke. He did not despair, however, and, drawing a revolver, shot himself Twice. He was taken to the hospital, where he was cured of his wounds. A few days afterward, at Laon railway station, he shot himself just as a train was coming in, hoping to fall beneath the wheels, but agrain his life was saved and he \/as taken to the hospital. He managed to tear off his bandages and swallowed them. Then he obtained seine water and drank it, and this, with the cotton wool he had swallowed, suffocated him. Thus his seventh attempt was successful. FLOOD FUNDS MISSING? Great Scandal Threatened in France — Committee Makes No Statement, Paris, July 1">. — Another scandal even more serious than the Rochettf> affair :s looming up in France. A group of deputies, with M. Maurice Barres at their head, has been f-ndeavoring. without success, to ob tain details of money received for distribu tion among the unfortunate people who were more or less ruined by the floods ii Paris last January. Hundreds of applica tions for help still remain unsatisfied, six months after thf catastrophe, and the com nittee declares Itself unable or Unwilling to make any financial statement. An immensp sum of money has to be ac counted for. The French Parliament voted £880,000. In addition to this, h much larger sum has been received from private people all over Franc*, from public institutions and from abroad. Among these sums were the Mansion House list and other large checks from Etagltth firms and private indi viduals. PISA'S TOWER LEANS FURTHEE Indications That Obliquity Was Due to Accident, Not Design. Florence, July 1 1. — The famous leaning tower of Pisa Is now attracting the atten tion of the authorities. It baa long been a subject of controversy as to how t!ie ob liquity of tbe tower arose, whether by de siffn <>r by accident. Opinion has hitberto favored the miggOtidn that the tower was designed to stand obliquely, hut it teems now to be admitted that it was built \er tically and has since moved from that po sition. This in furth'T .•onftrmed by the fact that an increasing settlement seems to be feared, and In order that the tower may not nhare the fate of St. Mark's Campanile tIM ring ing of the two largest bells, weighing Dearly four tons each, ha* been stopped by order of the Archbishop, and it has been suggest ed that removal of earth from the neighbor hood of the towi-r fchould be prohibited. ST. MARKS AGAIN IN DANGER. London. July IB.— A dispatch from Venice says that following the collapse of the Campanile of St. Mark's, some years ago, the basilica and other parts of the famous building are now seriously threatened with destruction. The engineers report that the foundations have dangerously subsided, and attribute the cause to the continued dredging of the basin of St. Mark's and the Grand Canal in order to make Venice a mercantile and a naval port. FRANCE MUST BUY WHEAT Crop Estimated at 10,000,000 Hectolitres Below Last Year's. [By Cabl? to The Tribune.] Paris, July U3.— The French wheat crop, owing to the persistent rain and wind, which have levelled many of the best grain fields, causes considerable anxiety. Experts estimate that the forthcoming crop cannot exceed 115, 000.000 hectolitres, which is 10,000.000 hectolitres below the ordinary crop of 125. 000,000. This deficit cannot be re placed by the reserve stocks of last year's wheat, and France will be obliged to import larg» quantities for home consumption- Dealers look for this supply to Russia, where the crop is announced as un usually good and abundant. The price of wheat in Paris has already gone up 1 franc for a hundred kilograms, and flour has increased 9 francs for the sack of 1.">9 kllogTams. FALL IN FRENCH STOCKS Public Regaining Confidence in American Securities. [By Cable to The Tribune.! Paris, July 23.— The lamentable condi tion of rolling stock and material of French state railroads, both as to qual ity and quantity, haa led to a serious depression and slump in prices, causing also a slight fall in French government bonds. Consequently liquidation con tinues to be the main feature of the Bourse. The public is regaining confidence in United States securities and selling of American railroad bonds has now ceased, the holders here feeling confidence that the industrial and economical situations in the United States are not so bad as described by pessimistic observers, whose views have been worked for more than they are worth by South American, Russian and Mexican financiers Interest ed in getting investments of French capital for their own concerns. A REAL ROYAL ROMANCE Secret Clauses in Marriage Con tract of Pretender. Paris. July 15.— Prince Victor Napoleon's approaching marriage with Princess Clem entine of Belgium arouses great interest here. It is understood that the marriage contract contains a secret clause whereby the prince (recognized as a pretender In the act of exclusion passed by the French Chamber of Deputies) undertakes to do nothing to compromise the land of his adoption with the land of his supposed as pirations. In other words, he promises not to ad dress his party in France in official corre spondence dated from Belgium, or to re ceive deputations on Belgian soil. This act of renunciation ia rendered the more easy because the prince intends in future to take up his residence in Italy. No doubt the little difficulty that he has made in giving these solemn promises to King Albert has created not a little pained surprise in the breasts of his supporters In France. But Victor has never been a war like soul, and any hope he ever had of oc cupying the throne of the illustrious Em peror must now be definitely abandoned. Nor does he seem to be of the stuff of which military adventurers are made. Prince Victor's marriage with the Belgian princess is a real romance. The courtship has lasted ten years or more. It is a real "mariage d'inclination." Though it is supposed here that Prince Victor re ceives the bulk of the Empress Eugenie's fortune, he is not, according to common accounts, a rich man, nor has he any par ticular personal glory. King Leopold opposed the union, on the pretext of a fear of European complica tions, but King Albert seems to nave placed the happiness of his aunt before the remote rl;,k of embroiling his tight little kingdom with the present governors of France. The marriage unites the bearers of two proud names— Napoleon and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha— and sheds, momentarily, a romantic light over a prosaic period: MONROE DOCTRINE SHELVED Brazil's Delegates Not Likely to Bring Up the Question. Buenos Ayres, July 23.— Attempts made privately by the Brazilian delegates to the Pan-American Congress to extend the Mon roe Doctrine as a new declaration of all the American nations seem not to have had a favorable reception here. The Argentine delegates do not oppose the Monroe Doc trine, but they do not desire to modify the programme by the introduction of compli cated questions. Although Dr. de la Plaza, the Argentine Foreign Minister, has praised the doctrine, the chancellery of the Argentine Republic seems not to be disposed to favor an ex tension of the doctrine in a form which might arouse the susceptibilities of Euro pean nations. The American delegates axe desirous not to disavow the initiative of oilier countries, but in case a proposition ia submitted to extend the Monroe Doc trine they will not vote, being anxious above all to avoid discords in the confer ence. Ernest H. Wands. American commis sioner general to the exposition, gave a dinner to the officials, at which the Min ister of Agriculture. Sefior Escurra. Henry White, former American Ambassador to France: Charles H. BheriH, the American Minister, and the American delegates to the consx'-.«s were present. Commissioner "Wands gave a toast to President Alcorta and Seflor Kzcurra, and the latter replied with a eulogistic speech bearing on the United States, and. in conclusion, toasted President Taft. Bettor Portela, the Argen tine Minister at Washington, who Is the secretary general of the conference, spoke of the success of the American section at the exposition. NO INCOMMUNICADO SYSTEM Mexico Makes Concession to Foreign Citizens in Jail. Mexico City. July 23.— A1l foreigners ar rested and placed in Mexican prisons are henceforth to be permitted to communicate with the diplomatic agents or consular rep resentatives of their governments or other outride persons, except in cases where this privilege will hinder the authorities in ob taining important evidence. Privation and Inconveniences are to be reduced as much an possible. An order was issued to-day from the De partment of the Interior and was trans mitted to the governors of all states with instructions to fee that it be enforced by Judges within their jurisdiction. FONSECA UNABLE TO VISIT U. S. Washington, July 23. — That Marshal Hermes de Fonseca, President-elect of Brazil, Is still unable to arrange to carry out his original pan to vlnlt the United States before returning to South America from Europe is the information conveyed to the State Department from th* Ameri can Embassy at Paris. The embassy re ports that newt) of the illness of Fonseca's son had also reached Paris, and would pre vent the visit of the distinguished Brazilian. HOI ON CRIP PEN'S TRAIL Wireless Message Says He Is on Canada Bound Steamer. INSPECTOR DEW IN PURSUIT London's Detectives Sure They Have Beal Clew — Montreal Aiding Hunt for Suspect. London. July 23.— The belief Is heln b/ Scotland Yard f hat Dr. Hawley H. Crippen and Ethel Leneve are on board the steam ship Sardinian, which sailed from Havre for Montreal on July 18. It is variously stated In the newspapers that Inspector Dew sailed for Canada on the steamers Lauren tic, the steamer Caronla and the steamer Baltic but the police refuse to divulge which of these is carrying the Inspector as a passenger. According to a circumstantial story from Havre, two hours before the sailing of the Sardinian, two passengers, who were regis tered as the Rev. Mr. Robinson and son. boarded the vessel. The former was attired in clerical garb. He wore spectacles and had a short, straggling, and apparently new grown, beard, but no mustache. The most noticeable feature was the man's heavy, projecting eyebrows. The newcomers en gjiged a second class cabin. No Buspidon attached to the couple until the steward noticed that Mr. Robinson's eyebrow was slightly .separated from the forehead. On further watching the steward was led to believe that the alleged son was a girl. The capiain of the Sardinian sent a wire less description of the two to the French police, giving it as his opinion that the couple were really Dr. Crlppen and Miss Leneve. The French police communicated with the British authorities, who are of the opinion that Crippen and his companion, after fleeing from London, separated in the south of France and rejoined each other at Marseilles, travelling together from that place to Havre. Liverpool. July 23.— A wireless message from a steamship bound for Canada, and now in mldocean. received this afternoon, states that the vessel has on board two passengers believed to be Dr. Hawley H. Crlppen and Miss Ethel Clara Leneve. The name of the steamer from which the wireless message was received was withheld by the poiice. Shipping records show that the steamers Montreal. Mon tezuma and the Sardinian are now at sea bound for Canadian ports. All are equipped with wireless systems. The Sardinian, which sailed from London for Montreal July 16. is In midocean to day, while the Zaandyk. which sailed from Hamburg July 13 for the same port, »s nearer this side. Between the two prob ably is the Uranium, which left Rotter dam July 14 for Halifax. The Sardinian is equipped with Marconi wireless. The other two are not listed as wireless vessels. Scotland Yard is convinced that the doc tor and his typist are on the way to Can ada, and Inspector Dew, who has been in charge of the search. Is following the clew to the Canadian dominion. This is the first real clew the authorities have secured since Crippen and his typist disappeared, and the body of the woman, believed by the police to be Belle Elmore, the actress wife of the physician, was un earthed in the cellar of the Crippen home. It appears that the detectives are satisfied that Crippen and his companion fled to France and made close connections with a steamer sailing for Canada. They had time in which to do this before the general alarm asking for their apprehension reached the poiice of foreign countries. Montreal, July 23.— The Police Depart ment of Montreal is watching every incom ing steamship for Dr. Crippen, the much wanted London suspect. So far the efforts of the police have been without success. Two officers made a thorough search of the Allen liner Sicilian, which arrived at this port on Thursday from London and Havre. The Sicilian left London on the day of Cripfen's disappearance. A third officer was detailed to make inquiries among the ship's officers and crew, but no one was discovered aboard the vessel in the least degree answering Crippen's description. The local police say they are. hampered in their investigations in not having- an actual photograph ot" Crippen. The newspaper portraits they have vary greatly. An of ficer of the Montreal detective department has been sent to Rimouskl to make in quiries of vessels which discharge mail at that point before coming up to Quebec and Montreal. Halifax. .V. S., July ZZ. — Acting on a cable dispatch from Scotland Yard. Hali fax detectives boarded the Northwest trans port line steam°r Uranium before .she tie<] up at her dock here to-night !n search or" Dr. Crippen and his con;pa.:ifon. Police guarded the gangway ami no passenger-! were allowed .ishore until the steamer m searched from stem to stern. No trace of the missing doctor or Miss Leneve was found. EX-OFFICIAL BURNED TO DEATH Frederick Bonner, Formerly of New Mexico, Loses His Life in Manila. Manila. July 2!.— Frederick Bonner. for mer Assistant Secretary of Public Works here, was burned to death in a fire in his residence this morning. Mr. Bonner's home was in New M--\iro. In 190h he married Miss Lillian Wollaru. daughter of John H. Wollard. a lawyer well known in Washington. The marriage took plac- in Washington. Miss Wollard held a place as clerk in the auditing department of the Treasury in that city, and later was transferred to the Philippines. EXPELLED MORMONS GAIN TIME American Students Who Attended Meeting May Be Freed. Berlin. July 23— Three days in which to depart have been given the twenty-one Mormon missionaries whose expulsion from the country on the order of Hen Dallwltz the Prussian Minister of the Interior, was to have taken place yesterday. Among the twenty-one so-called Mormon missionaries are three American students who were present at the meeting when the round-up was made by the police To div lrwin B. Laughlin. Charge d' Affaires at the American Embassy in the absence of Am bassador Hill. rrqu P ste t i , h ,. y, r l-. <-'«. to cancel the orders f eJlu 'i'^' cases of the three stu.ilnt* ti, V th * Office .s entertaining the, V^.eT Vh^*? appears likely, will be granted/ ' Ch * ll WASHINGTON STATUE ACCEPTED Part*. July 23,-The French government accepted a bronze copy of Hondo,,-* statue of George Washington which was present, to-day by the State of Virginia through M Ju^rand. the French Ambasador to the at the States. The BUtU * WIU £ lnsfal at the Chateau of Versailles in a position opposite the statue of Josephine. OPENS REFRIGERATING STATION Chateaurenard. France. July a ,•",„ BS«?aasrSS SSsSyvsaaS Railroad congress at Berne wre p*^*' ALLAWAY'S REVIEW Wall Street zealously tries to be cheer* ful. reaching after even remotest crumbs of comfort, but net market results per sistently present discouragement It I 3 not that anything specifically bad j, looming. . The Stock Exchange situation is disappointing, rather than disquieting. One handicap that harasses appears in the fashion to proclaim that everything is all right throughout the entire specu lative world, that investors have no war rant for calculating, that crop damage is insignificant, that Industrial quiet 1$ really helpful, that everything financial is agreeable. These assurances are pos sibly well intentioned. It Is hoped thus to cure stocks of their droops. But the effect is not what is sought— quotation* for standard issues go day by day below the year's low levels. Despite all th« choruses, Christian Science acclimates a trifle slowly down in the purlieus of Wall Street. It requires something more than saying so to make a bull market. It Is no longer disputed anywhere that general business slackens. Trade re ports are now agreeing in this uniformly. Two or three month.3 ago forecast to this effect in this review met aggressive dis putation. Uncomplimentary comment, even epithets, branded the statement that industrial signs were pointing toward re striction. Yet to-day's official exhibit makes my prediction of May look mild Take the New England condition— and business caution and preparedness are at their maximum there: cotton mills are shutting down, silk mills are shutting down, woollen mills are shutting down— and those that closed their doors "for a week" at the end of June are now offi cially "hoping" that they may be able to start up again some time in August. Trade record like this is not inspiriting. What is worst is not that output has to be restricted, that labor has to be thrown out of employment, that normal earnings are interfered with— the aggressively in truding factor, the record from which there can be no appeal, crystallizes Into a confession that they who are the man agers of our foremost corporations can be deceived concerning their own bust ' nesses; or else that they are willing to permit others, outsiders, investors, to be deceived. From every standpoint status like this Is bad. But its real; not only does it exist, but in too many ways ar<l in too many quarters it dominates. Though popular, there is expensivenesj in capitalizing insincerity. If the cur rent trade situation is discomforting, why equivocate? By way of attesting what current cor. ditions are take the bank clearings of the country— s24o,ooo,ooo this week below what they were a week ago. Bank clear ing figures are not myths or theories or anything else than actual business re flection. 1 And the exhibit of the national bank 3 of the country registered this week pro ; vides coincident, if unpleasing, testimony. ! Loans are $304,000,000 larger than they were a year ago, and between the na tional banks- of the country there are i $60,000,000 "rediscounts," more than twice what that incongruous item repre sented this time last year giving perti i nence and force to the comment that i "loans are in control of the banks, rather I than the banks in control of their 10an3." It is not needful, it might be construed las unnaturally antagonistic, to pursue i the line of banking argument — for they who manage the banks of Wall Mill! n may be taken for a certainty, are not I inimical to buoyant market values. They ' are pursuing conservative courses — they apprehend no early crises. They have 1 through recent months witnessed a liqui ! dation almost unprecedented. And in large majority doubtless our local bank ers are persuaded that the worst that is possible is already largely on the record. Thus an expression of opinion by the average New York bank of to-day 13 likely to be an optimistic expression— that any probable financial change must be a change for the better. It is to be borne in mind that llquida- - tion which has been going on and is now j going on is not the liquidation of the petty margined speculator, bat represents the disposal of actual hold!:.-- of invest ors whose confidence in the financial situation has suffered severe shock. How far this m..;- yet run is the important question from the Wall Street point of I view. Closing: prices for the week clearly I reflect continuance of nervousness. Among the financial events of the week that having most Stock Exchange atten tion is the Lead Trust's dividend reduc tion, the 5 per cent, rate made 3 per cent. Forthwith the price of Lead stock shrinks over 20 points. There Is much ejaculatory confirmation. From every quarter has come criticism. Yet — just merely measuring facts — there was only j one other thing that the Lead Trust di- I rectors could do. Instead of reducing the 5 per cent, dividend to a. 3 per cent, rate they could have cut It off altogether, and even upon that basis they could be justi- I fied. They are paying- now all they earn. j And it's on the basis of earnings that j the Lead Trust directors say they are I acting. All the facts, all the Ssrures, are on the conservative side. To have con tinued a 5 per cent, rate would have in j volved fiscal misrepresentation. It 53 I just straightforward business sense that i the Lead Company accepts in paying: I what II earns rather than what it used to earn, or what in the future it may hope to earn. Some speculative hurrah has been made over the fact that the financiers who directed the Lead dividend reduction are t controllers of the Smelting Trust and engaged in warfare with the Copper Trust. Sensible consideration of facts will not ignore possibilities thus suggest ed. It is accepted in important financial quarters that the Lead dividend action is ; actually a declaration of war on the ■■''■ of the controllers of the Lead Trust and < controllers of the Smelting Trust against the Copper Trust— Amalgamated Copper. We hare been having a volume o:' prem ising: prophecy that copper trad* condi tions are to be revolutionized, that Ion? existing deficits and distresses are to 6« ! cured and that Amalgamated and all ita subordinates are to have quotations lift ed tremendously. Sane people, naturally, are able to ignore this sort of stuff and ; nonsense, but that the crowding hourly bulletins affect Wall Street sentiment is not to be doubted. On this week's ; Stock Exchange trading; in fact. Amal gamated is the only active stock scoring an advance. It Is a curious exhibit— 1 has its dangers. Lead dividend reduction Isn't entitled - to all the exceptional attention it * *■■• received — for. Lead directors merely fol low the example set by Edwin Hawley io 3 ; his railway management. When Mr. Uawley found his properties not earning their dividend he did not hesitate — ami Alton and others are peremptorily taken from their dividend altitudes. This re quired courage. H:iv, to] had It. Son*? . Hawley Stocks are down 40 point;*— but unearned dividends are not being paid. In the Union Pacific and Its allies this same policy may become obligatory. ; Union Pacific's secretly arranged 10 P er « nt. dividend will have to be openly earned If it Is to be continued— Union Pacific, incidentally, embarrassed by th« 1 tremendous shrinkage In its remarkable I collection of treasury assets— including Illinois Centra], New" York Central and other aggregated stocks which are to-da? 1 selling tens on tens of millions of dollar* below what Union Pacific paid for them. It would be remarkable to flnd a statis- - tician and analyst buying Union Facifla at Union Pacific's present prices. I* would be as strange as la discover an Illinois Central insider buying more IHI : Uujs Central. .H.'aLLAWAY.