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FRENCH AND SIAMESE GJgT IN A WRANGLE./' / V- GUNBOATS THEIR WAY TO BANGKOK. In Their Determination to Reach the Place the French Vessels Cross the Bar and Force Their Way Onward- Uncle Sam Watching Closely—Fear for Missionaries. London, July 14.—The Times corres. pondeut a i Bangkok telegraphs as fol lows; Despite ihu most pacific assur ances from the French minister, wh undertook to stop the advance of the gunboats and to arrange all differences, the Comte and the luconstuute crossed the bar this (Thursday) evening ano exchanged shots with the Packham forts. The two meu-of.wur theu pro ceeded to Bangkok and are now an. chored with the gunboat Latin oppo site the British legation. One sailor was killed and two was wounded iu the exchange of shots at Packham. The king is now holding a council, if it comes to lighting awful scenes will probably be witnessed. Another dispatch says that twenty Siamese were killed and fourteen wounded during the exchange of fires between the forts at the mouth of the Meinam river an the French gunboats Comte and Inconstante. UNCLE SAM’S ATTITUDE. Washington, July 14.—The only of. licial news of the trouble between the French and the Siamese received at the state department was contained in a brief cablegram from acting Consul General Boyd at Bangkok, stating that after an hour’s engagement the French vessels had passed the forts below Bangkok. It is not. the present intention of the department to dispatch an American war vessel to the scene of war in view of the fact that the American interests in Siam are insignificant, being con. fined to a small trade in teak wood. Nevertheless, it is apprehended that if the war assumes formidible propor tions the Siamese may make it very un. pleasant for foreign residents, includ ing the few Americans there, as the hostilities are apt to be characterized on one side by the summary proceed ings known to semi-barbarous nations. if such a state of affairs obtains, however, the United States will not be without a vessel in Siamese waiters, as the United States steamship Con cord, now on her way to Chiaia, will be iu that neighborhood iu the course of two months. There are about twenty missionaries in Siam, mostly (Presbyterians, and friends in this country have become concerned about their welfare, now that hostilities have broken out be tween the French and Siamese. Rev. Dr. Gillespie, of New York, rep resenting the Presbyterian mission board, today telegraphed Secretary Gresham to inquire what provision would be made for the safety of the missionaries and numerous children in their charge. Secretary Gresham replied that mis sionaries should communicate with the legation at Bangkok for the usual dip lomatic protection. MEAD MURDER TRIAL. The State Closing Its Case With Re butting Testimony. Waupaca, Wls., July 11. —In the Mead murder trial this morning the de. fense sought to have the testimony of Man Jensen, called in rebuttal of the state, excluded on the ground that it was not rebutting testimony but new evidence. Jensen was called to substantiate the testimony of Sheriff Williams regard ing an alleged conversation between Prior and Lea at the jail and also as to a conversation which he claimed to have had himself with Prior soon af ter the murder. Judge Bardeen decided to admit the evidence, saying that he would rule out anything that was not proper evi dence if it was presented. In order to combat the impeachment of Sherman by the testimony that Win. Moon was not at the barn. Charles Bowen was put ou the stand. He claimed that he worked for Ruudle and that Moon was not there Oct. 7. Joe Couant testified that he thought Moon took breakfast at Lewis’ house Sunday morning, Oct. S. Saturday night he thought Moon rode over ou a freight train with him. Frank Craig testified that he worked at the jail at the time of the interview with Prior. He thought he saw Whip pie. R. Lea and Lord on the porch hut dill not remember seeing Fred Lea ai the time. Mrs. Williams saw Richard Lea and Lord on the porch. After a little while her husband joined them at the foot of the porch. In answer to a question of Mr. Quarles, she said she did uot think her husband left the jail door. No cross-examination. This afternoon the prosecution proven that Mr. Moon slept with Sherman the night of the murder at the Fultoi* barn by two witnesses, but the sensa tion of the day was the testimony of Mrs. Bast. Fierce objection was made i to its introduction but it was allowed. She said Pall came to her place in West Bloomfield and said he was on the sidewalk the night of the murder. Heard shots, went to the bank. Lea bad shot through the window and Bron. son was compelled to club Mead to death. Then Ire sank a bundle of clothes in the pond and Bronson want ed to drown himself. The prosecution wanted to show more about Prior’s morning ride and it was under objection when the court ad journed. KILBOURN DROWNING. Lester Colburn Loses His life While Bathing. Kllbourn, Wls., July 14.—Lester Col burn, a young man employed in a ma chine shop here, was drowned just above the dam while bathing last night. The river is being dragged for the body. The chances are that it will not be re covered for some time as the current is quite swift at this point. Marshfield, Wis., July 14. —A Radloff, street commissioner of this re ceived word last evening of the death by drowning of his only son Paul, who was with Williams’ circus band at the time it disbanded. He was on his way to this place and at Lone Rock he went in bathing and drowned. He was 19 years of age and a printer by trade. The body is expected to arrive here tomorrow evening. GOVERNOR'S DAY. First Regiment Does Itself Proud — Notes From Camp. Camp Douglas. Wis.. July 14.—The tirst regiment did itself proud today. It was governor's day. The boys got a good rest yesterday as, owing to the intense heat, most of the fatiguing drilling was dispensed with. There was today the usual cer emonies of guard mount,which was wit uessd by the governor and his staff. Later the inspection and the battalion drill. The governor and his staff arrived yesterday and besies a number of of. fleers from other regiments, among them Maj. Seaman of the fourth. Col. M. T. Moore, Maj. .1. E. Edwards. Capt. Geo-. Graham, Capt. J. M. Ballard, Capt. Hoi way, Lieut. Crabbe, Lieut. Cochrane and Lieut. Olmsted of the third. Many of the officers are accompanied by their families and friends, each train brings people to camp and the men that wear the straps are seen much ofteuer than they' were a few days ago. Col. Hillister, Col. Peck. Col. Boyle, Gen. Falk, Col. Weed, Col. Patton and Capt. Menirtz came last night. Maj. Seaman was commission ed assistant surgeon of the fourth reg iment yesterday. The detail for today is: Officer of the day, Capt. Con el y; commissioner of the guard, Lieut. Magthaler; range officer. Lieut. Prescott; pit officer, Lieut. Hollam. Among he non-commissioned officers and privates who are here are E. F. Wieman, attorney, Madison; H. N. B. Caradine, attorney, Monroe; E. Ray Stevens, class of ’93, U. W.; Glen Deckey, U. W., Racine; Chas. Town. * send, attorney, Darlington, Artist Smith, Evansville, Chas. Rogers, class of ’93 U. W., Ft. Atkinson. TO BREAK THE WILLS. Wisconsin Methodist Conference Brings Suit at Oshkosh. Oshkosh, Wis., July 14.—Suit has been hi ought iu the comity court for this count}' by the trustees of the Wis consin conference of the Methodist church to contest wills of Mrs. Eleanor Paine and E. L. Paine, who died in 1890, was filed in probate, bequeathing $2,000 to the fund for worn-out preach ers of the Methodist church. A few r days after the will of E. L. Paine was tiled, leaving $25,000 to tihe Wisconsin conference. It alleged that the former was fraudulently obtained and concealed from E. L. Paine and the trustees say another will had been made by Eleanor Paine, giving $50,000 to the Wisconsin conference, and which could not now be revoked except with the consent of all parties. Another w ill of E. L. Paine has been tiled, ranking four iu all. Many sensational charges are expected when the case comes up. VIKING SETS SAIL. Leaves Milwaukee for Chicago—Gets a Scrubbing. I Milwaukee, .Tune 11. —This was a red letter day for Jones’ island. Never be- j fore in the memory of the oldest in habitants has the little sand patch come in for one tithe of the interest of at tention bestowed upon 51 today, and all because the ship of Lricson lay at toe dock of the life saving station for ti.ree Lours while the crew turned "o and scrubbed ber inside and out. to make ready for the great reception at Chlca-; go tomorrow. At 1 o’clock the linos which made the Vicking fast to shore were cast off I and amid the din of the whistles and bells the gallent little craft, in tow of i the Andy Johnson, started for Racine where she will remain until tomorrow when the final trip will be made. MUST HUSTLE. i United States Treasury Will Have td Purchase Much Silver Soon. Washington, July 12.—1 t looks very much as if the treasury of the United States would be compelled to do some j active work in order to carry out the provisions of the Sherman law this mouth. July is now almost half gone, and still the treasury has purchased only a fraction more than 16 per cent, of the 4,500.000 ounces prescribed. The director of the mint today made : a counter proposition for 175.000 ounces i offered at prices ranging from .7200 to .7850 in which he agreed to take silver at .7125. THEIR RESOURCES DIMINISHED. New York, July 12.—Mail advises from Panama under date of July 5 say: The tumble in silver lias created gener al consternation among business men who trade in the countries which are; exclusively silver using communities. The extent to which the credit system prevails throughout Spanish America is unknown in the north, and the debtor who sees his resources diminished by half through the sudden deprecation of the money he uses, is inevitably forced to the wall. GUARDSMAN PAYLER BURIED. Beloit, Wis., July 12.—The remains of Willis Payler. the Beloit militiaman fatally hurt en route to Camp Douglas, were taken to Brooklyn, this state, where the family resided before owning to Beloit, for burial. Deceased was a bright young mechanic and his death has occasioned widespread sorrow in Beloit. ARMY hILL THROUCh PASSED SECOND READING IN THE REICHSTAG YESTERDAY. AND IT WILL PASS THIRD READ ING TODAY. Count Herbert Bismarck Makes Inflam matory Statements Regarding the Two Years Service System—Apolo gizes to Caprivi Subsequently—Anni versary of the Fall of the Bastile. Berlin, July 14.—The army bill passed its second reading in the reichstag to day. All the articles of the bill will pass their third reading tomorrow. During the debate today Count Her bert Bismarck made a speech that | aroused general interest. He declared he is satisfied with the adoption of the bill, though he was opposed to the two years service system because the socialists, through a short term of , service, might corrupt the army. | The third year of service would act , as a reformatory school, j This remark caused a great uproar j which for a time the president was , unable to quell Hen- vou Kardoff ap pealed to the house to sustain the chair against such a scandalous viola tion of the right of debate. The uproar i finally ceased and Caprivi followed Bismarck. He said the two years sys tem could be carried through without the dangers Count Herbert feared. Count Herbert frequently interrupted the chancellor who at last appealed :to the president and Count Herbert was called to order. j Herr Babel, the leader of the social j democrats, said that in listening to i Count Herbert the house bad heard , the father speaking through Iris son. , The great father had been unable to kill the social democracy and still less able | was the son to do so. He concluded ,by saying: “We exist. You will not be able to get rid of us except by killing.” His remarks caused a most decided sensation. | Later in the day Count Herbert ! Bismarck planted himself before the I chancellor and said he desired to cor rect the statement, made by Caprivi. This gave rise to another upioar and the president reminded the count that the article on which he wished to com ' mont had already passed the house. The count retired to his seat amid howls. Later he apologized to the chancellor for irritating him by inter- I mp'tions. Caprivi bowed bis accept ance of the apology. KAISER NOT COMING. Prince of Schleswig-Holstein Will Rep resent the Emperor. Washington, July 15. —“We know nothing of the reported coming of the German emperor to this country. We do not believe he is coming.” So said an attache of the German legation to the Evening Post correspondent this morning. And he added: “We have received no official inquiries regarding a proposed trip. In fact, no word that would lead us to believe that he has ainy intention of coming has been received here.” The correspondent met a gentleman a little later who had just arrived from Germany and who is engaged in making preparations for the transporta tion and accommodation of the prince of Schleswig-Holstein, the emperor’s brother-in-law, who wall come in Sep tember to visit the fair as the emperor’s personal representative. This gentle man said, apropos of the report that the emperor will visit Chicago: “He would like very much to come. He has so expressed himself within the past month. He said he should like nothing better. His coming would not be so much to honor America as to honor the Germans who have come here and who have made this country their home. He does not like them to leave Ger many, but he remembers how gener ously they assisted in the fatherland during the Franco-German war and he is grateful. Were he kiug of Prussia only I think he would come, but he is emperor of Germany and I do not be j lit".e that the council of federation ! would like him to come. He is em ' peror by their good will. Were he to go so far away it would be necessary for the c* unci It elect a regent to reign during his absence, and (bat would involve much trouble and an noyance. It is for that reason that I co not believe that he will come. At the same time the- emperor is a self willed man, and should he decide to come he will do so whether the council likes it or not. That is, if he gets— what you call it—mad about it. But the prince o' Schleswig-Holstein, he | will come. He will be here in Septem j ber. He i< about thirty years old, ’mmarriei and a dashing young man, i full of life and fun. He knows how to be dignified, but he also knows how ! to —what you call it—put some red j paint all over the town.” FRANK BLUNT HELD. The Milwaukee Girl Appears in Court in Male Attire. Fond du Lac, Wis., July 14.—Frank Blunt or Annie Morris, the girl who has been masquerading in Milwaukee for several years as a boy, and who was arrested there yesterday on the charge of theft in this city, was arraigned to day before Judge Watson. The evidence of Perkins, the com plaining witness, was taken and Blunt was held for trial with bail fixed at SSOO. The girl is still wearing male attire. GIRL MASQUERADES AS A BOY FOR FIFTEEN YEARS. Milwaukee, July 13.—“ Yes, it is true that I am a woman, but for the past fifteen years I have lived and dressed as a man and until I admitted my sex in the police station here there was only ! one person who knew my identity.” The speaker was a person who had been arrested, by Detective Frank Miller of this city yesterday afternoon on a charge of having stolen 8125 at Fond du Lao. The telegram from Fond du Lac called, for the arrest of Frank Blunt and it was when the prisoner was being searched that her sex was discovered. It was to Chief of Police Janssen that the statement contained in the fore going paragraph was addressed. Seeing that further concealment was useless, the woman, who is now 2b years odl, related her history to the chief. Her story is a most wonderful one and it would hardly be believed by any one were it not substantiated by facts. She ran away with her brother when she was 13 years old, donned male at tire, was adopted by a man who is now a resident of Milwaukee and has since lived with him as his son. This man was aware of her identity, but both kept their secret well. For nine years the prisoner lived with another woman as her husband, yet her sex was never discovered. Chief of Police McGrath took the prisoner back to Fond du Lac last night to stand trial on the charge of larceny. The prisoner was confident that she could prove her innocence and it had been arranged that her story should be kept secret, until the Fond du Lac offi cer brought her back to Milwaukee, in the event of her acquittal. Then Chief Janssen was to give her an opportunity to don female attire and leave the city. After that he was to be at liberty to give out the story. But in some manner an inkling of the story leaked out and rather than have garbled reports published the chief de cided to give out the whole story. It was Tuesday night that the police received the telegram from Fond du Lac to arrest Frank Blunt. The police knew the young man quite well, he having lived with his father on the West Side for most of the past ten years. To Detective Frank Miller was given As the officer expected, the young man was at the place on the West Side he called home. The arrest was quickly made and Blunt was soon in the pres ence of Station-keeper Haertle, of the Central precinct. The young man made no denial of the charge that his name was Blunt and that he had just come from Foud du Lac, but be stoutly maintained tbat lie was innocent of the charge of lar ceny. It was a dapper-looking little fellow who stood before the stationkeeper. He gave his age as 23. He was about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed per haps 155 pounds. He was very neatly dressed and at once impressed every body by his gentlemanly behavior. A pair of spectacles made trim look rather drrdish and a cigarette at which he puffed tended to confirm this im pression. Only a few dollars were found in his pockets, and suspecting that the fellow might have more tucked away somewhere, the detec tives gave orders that the prisoner be subjected to what is known in police parlance as a “close search.” To carry out his instructions in this regard, the station-keeper took the prisoner back into the cell-room. The search proceeded. Suddenly the sta tion-keeper stood back aghast. Then with an expression on his face which indicated that he thought he had been mistaken he started to resume the search. But the prisoner held out his hands and said quietly: “Please send a woman to search me.” The station-keeper asked no questions, but Ire left the cell-room and a few minutes later the matron made the search. No more money was found. The startling discovery was at once reported to Chief Janssen and the prisoner was called before him. TWO PERISH. Fatal Cyclone Passes Over Stillwater, Minn.—Many Injured. Stillwater, Minn., July 14.—Shortly after 3 o’clock this afternoon a cyclone struck this city, doing greaA damage to property, besides killing Mid injur ing a number of people. The Head are: WIN ANEZ. SAM SIMONSON. The injured are: AUGUST NELSON. FRANK T. RICKSON. OLE WESTING. SAM STONE. M. DUPRIES, of Savannah, HL GEORGE ROBINSON. GEORGE STOLTZ. None of the injured will die. SHERIFF WILL SELL. West Superior Steel Plant to Be Dis posed of Aug. 24. West Superior, Wis., July 14.—The Heath Rail Joint company, which has a plant in connection with the steel j plant has resumed work after being I shut down for several weeks on account ! of the steel plant trouble ' The steel works will be sold by the j sheriff Aug. 24 and will probably be bid | in by the Rocekfeller syndicate. NO LONGER ANY DOUBT. Hygeia Company Will Surely Leave Waukesha. Waukesha, Wis., July 13.—There no longer remains a doubt that the Hygeia Springs company is to pull up stakes and remove all machinery practicable which has been employed in bottling water here. Mr. McElroy was in town Saturday and he stated thst this course had been decided on. Since then the work of transporting the property has been commenced. Some weeks ago the village board received a proposition from Mr. McEl roy to sell the springs tnd grounds about them to the corporation, but no action was taken on the subject. He says the grounds will be <£os°d to the public and all business suspended so far as Waukesha is concerted The price of the Big Bead water at Chicago has been reduced to 50 cents a can, and it is announced by Manager McElroy that the price will be still further cut to 25 cents a can if neces sary to secure the trade there. A section of the German press denies the report that all hopes of the nego tiation of a Russo-German commercial treaty are dead. THIS SETTLES IT WORLD'S FAIR WILL SURELY BE CLOSED SUNDAYS. FINAL ACTION BY DIRECTORS YESTERDAY. There Was an Overwhelming Majority in I avor of the Action Sunday Opening Has Proved a Clean Failure —People Would Not Attend—Funeral at the Fair. Chicago, J uly 14. —The world's fair is to be closed on Sunday after July lu. The admissions of next Sunday have already been donated for the relief of tlie families of the firemen who lost their lives in the recent fire >u the grounds aud but for this fact the fair would probably l>e closet! next Sunday. Hie vote of the local directory re scinding its former action was over whelmingly in favor of closing, stand ing 24 to 4. ben the meeting of directors was called late this afternoon an address strongly advocating Sunday closing and signed by most of the leading Chi cago clergymen was read. After sev eral speeches in favor of closing reso lutions were adopted setting forth the fact that the action of opening the fair was taken in response to urgent appeals from persons aud organizations repre senting a large majority of the public as well as from stockholders of the cor poration and also in accord with the resolution adopted by the city council of Chicago, etc. It is now appearing by actual admis sions that the general public does not by its attendance manifest a desire that the exposition be kept open each day, and if the exposition is kept open Sunday it will require an attendance of more than 16,000 laboring men and women, employes of the exposition and others; and it further appearing that the number of laboring men and women whose services are required to keep the exposition open on Sunday is dis proportionate to the number of visitors, all previous resolutions of opening Sun day are rescinded to take effect after the IGth inst. THE FAIR IX MOURNING. Burial of the Victims of the Recent Disastrous Fire. Chicago, July 14.—A spectacle which no man ever dreamed of seeing in the White city presented itself to the vis itors this morning when they passed through the gates. The exposition was in mourning for the victims of the great calamity. The flag pole on all the buildings from the lowa building at the north extremity of the park to the forestry building on the lake shore south from the eastern side of manufactures build ing to the Cottage Grove avenue gates of tlie midway plaisance fluttered and drooped the flags of all nations. All were lowered to half mast in si lent memory of the heroic firemen and others who suffei'ed and died at duty's call. The burial of all that remains of the eight unidentified firemen was made the occasion of the exposition’s tribute to their memory by the lowering of the flags. Nearly 200 laborer's and teamsters were at work on the fire ruins this morning removing the decaying goods, the charred timbers and mass of piping which obstructs the men in their search for more bodies that may be ly ing under the debris near the smoke stack. The order of the council of adminis tration prohibiting any more persons to ascend to the roof of manufactures and transportation buildings and the dome of administration building was obeyed to the letter this morning. One elevator only was running in transportation building and that took visitors only to the restaurant under the roof. The elevator shaft, which pierces the air in manufactures build ing to the roof, was idle and the great promenade of three-quarters of a mile was deserted for the first time since the elevators began to ran. INQUEST. The formal testimony in the inquest of the fire at the world’s fair cold stor age warehouse began today at Hyde Park police station at 10:30 o’clock. Anew development in relation to the identity of the bodies was brought about today when Coroner McHale learned from the postmaster at Mar quette, Mich., that Robt. Blomheuber, who was supposed to have been lost in the ruins was alive. Tliis now leaves one body to whose Identity there is not the slightest trace, and for whom no one has yet inquired. Today's session of the inquest was de voted to hearing testimony showing the life and history and establishing the identity of the men into the cause of whose death the coroner was inquiring. Among those present dining the pro ceedings were President McDonald, of the warehouse company; F. B. Burn ham, architect of the building; Marshal Murphy; Director of Works D. H. Burnham, and other exposition officials, who followed the testimony carefully and endeavored to comfort some of the women witnesses who were in tears. FUNERAL. The funeral of the eight unidentified victims of The cold storage building took place this afternoon and was at tended by a vast concourse of people. The procession which left the engine house at 1:30 p. m. was led by twenty policemen followed by the band from exposition company, then came 125 firemen selected from the active depart ment of the city', under command of Assistant Marshal Green, and following these a company of fifty Columbian guards and ten sergeants, commanded by Capt. Schunk and Lieutenants Elyn and Sage. Accompanying the guards was a motmted detachment of the army offi cers on duty at the fair. The civic so cieties were represented by members of Hyde Park lodge, Knights of Pythias. Then came the funeral car, appropriate ly draped and drawn by eight black horses. ! On the car were eight broadcloth ! caskets trimmed with satin and silver. Then followed carriages containing friends and relatives of the dead men. They were buried in Oak wood ceiue tyery in a lot donated by the president of the Oakwood Cemetery association. WILL CELEBRATE. Corrected List of State and National Days at the Fair. The following is a revised, list of State and special days at the Fair, as given out by Secretary Culp, of the Committee on Ceremonies: July 19 —Missouri. July 20—Columbia. Anniversary of Columbia’s independence. July 20 —College fraternities. July 24 —Utah. The day the Mormon pioneers tirst entered the valley. July 20—Liberia. Forty-seventh anni versary of the establishment of the re- public. July 26—Commercial traveler. July 27—Turner Bund. Aug. I—New South Wales. Constitu tion day. Aug. 2—The National Union. 4 —Held for Russia. Aug. 9 —Pythian day. Knights of Pythias of the world. Aug. 9 —Virginia. Aug. 9—lzaak Walton’s day. Aug. ] 2—lndependent Order of For esters. Aug. lo —Ancient Order of Foresters. Aug. 16—Haytl. Aug. IS—Nor tii Carolina. Anniver sary of the birth of Virginia Dare, the first white child bora in America. Aug. 18—Austria. Birthday of his Imperial aud Royal Apostolic Majesty. Aug. 19—Great Britain. Aug. 25 —Colored people. Aug 30—Grocers’ day. Aug. 31 —The Netherlands. Thirteenth anniversary of the coronation of her Majesty, Queen of the Netherlands. Aug. 31—Ottoman Empire. Anniver sary of the ascension of the sultan to the throne. Sept. I—Nicaragua.l—Nicaragua. Sept. 2—Catholic education day. Sept. 4—New York. Sept. 7—Brazil. Anniversary of its independence. Sept. 9 —California. Anniversary of its admission into the Union. * Sept. 11—Silver day. Requested by resolution adopted at transmississippi convention held at Ogden. April 26. Sept. 12—Maryland. Sept. 13 and 14—Michigan. Sept. 15 and 16—Kansas. Sept. 15—Vermont. Sept. 15—Costa Rica. Central Ameri ca's independence. Sept. 15—Mexico. Anniversary of its independence. Sept. 16 —New Mexico. Sept. 18—Nevada. Admission into Union. Sept. 19—Colorado. Sept. 20—Montana. Sept. 20—Patriotic Order Sons of America. Sept. 2 C —Odd Fellows. Sept. 30—Junior Order United Ameri can Mechanics. Oct. s—Rhode Island. Oct. 6—Carriagemakers’ day. Oct. 9—Chicago day. Oct. 10—Firemen’s day. Oct. 11 —Connecticut. Oct. 12—Spain. Discovery of Ameri ca. 1 'Of i Oct. 12—Italian societies. Oct. 13—Minnesota. FALL OF THE BASTTIE. Its Anniversary Celebrated Tamely in France. Paris, July 14.—Today is the 104th anniversary of the fall of the bastile. The anniversary of this event in French history is usually celebrated with much rejoicing, the people gener ally observing the day as one of mer riment. Today, however, the fetes in Paris have been marked with tameness and the usual celebrations are conspicuous by their absence. This is due entirely to the feeling engendered by the recent riots. The municipal council, upon which hereto, fore much of the expense of the cele brations has fallen, has taken no part in the observance of the anniversary this year. The members of the council, many of whom, if not actually known as socialists, have leanings in the direc tioai of socialism, are still sulky because the government’s action in regard to the labor exchange and at the threat to dissolve their body. In view of these conflicts the council left the celebration in the hands of others, with the result that the decora tions of the city are scarce and hardly worthy of notice. The night illumina. tion of the city has been abandoned. The anarchists have taken advant age of the day to post incendiary pla. cards on dead walls and other places about the city. The police are busy in searching out an destroying these flaming posters. A number of open air balls were held last night, but there were no disor derly scenes. Anarchists have made many threats of what they intend to do today, going so far as to say that they would destroy the city by fire. The authorities are prepared for whatever overt acts they may attempt. The fire brigade and two regiments of troops are held in readiness to fight the fire or the anarchists themselves. President Carnot, who has been away on account of his health, has returned to the city. It is customary on the anniversary of the fall of the bastile for the president to extend clemency to certain prisoners. In ac cordance with this custom, President Carnot today pardoned 319 convicts. IN THE COMMONS. Many Clauses of the Home Rule Bill Passed Last Night London. July 13.—1n the commons today ,i Sir John Lubbock asked whether the government had settled upon a rate at which the rupee would be received for gold. Gladstone said he knew nothing of the matter beyouud what he had aL ready announced. Sir John then gave notice that he would question the government as to whether gold would be given for ru pees at the same rate as rupees for gold. > THE MINING EXHIBIT ] CHICAGO WILL TRY TO KEEP m PERMANENTLY. A BUSINESS MAN TALKS REGARD ING IT. The Cost of Purchase Would, It is Thought, be comparatively Insignifi cant —The Mexican Display E spec hil ly Coveted —Possible Legislative Ac tion That May be Sought. Chicago, July 15.—Business men of Chicago miy possibly organize some phiu by which the mining exhibit at the world's fair may be made a per manent museum for Chicago. In con versation with two of Chicago's most distinguished citizens today a reporter was given the particulars of the em bryonic movement One of the gem le mon. a wealthy merchant who has Identified himself with the progress of Chicago aud die fair, appeared to have the plan pretty well developed in his own mind. It is a shame,” said he, "to remove so line an exhibit, when it might be retained at little cost. The principal outlay would be to prepare a suitable buikllug. if some of Chicago’s public spirited men would organize an associa tion, I am sure the movement would be most heartily endorsed by the people of the city and the state; aud the vari ous educational and geological societie would undoubtedly give all the assist ance hi their power. City and state appropriations might also wisely be made. But to my mind (he cost, out side of the building, does not present a stupendous objection. Valuable as is the collection, tout ensemble, the vari ous factors are not excessively valuable to the individual exhibitors. Most of the countries exhibiting would willingly present their collections to Chicago for the asking. Take that magnificent Mexican exhibit. 1 am sure that it is really not worth much, intrinsically, in the eyes of the Mexican government, aud with the exception of a few speci mens it could doubtless be duplicated in Mexico at slight cost. The most costly portions of the mining exhibit are the special attraction such as the Ada Rechan statue and the dia- on•’’-cutting exhibit; but such exhibits, while appropriate at present, would not be desirable in such a museum as the one proposed. But even counting out some of the most costly exhibits, the collection would be practically com plete and upon a scale far surpassing anything which Chicago or this coun try might hope to acuqire even after years of work and at enormous ex pense. There is a vast difference be tween Chicago obtaining such a col lection objectively and obtaining it sub jectively. The state exhibits are un doubtedly very complete geological mu seums in themselves, aud there is no evidence that the collections shown by the various nations are less compre hensive.” , ii, i■ , / “How would I go about it? I should lirst have a company or association formed and plan a building, purchase a site (or have it donated), and erect a suitable structure. The present build ing at Jackson Park is, of course, a tem poraiy affair, but would serve the pur pose until a permanent building might be prepared. Then the association might solicit the donation of the vari ous countries’ exhibits, ‘for the ad vancement of science,’ and arrange for the purchase of such exhibits as were wanted, but could not be obtained for the asking. So far as the minor de tails are concerned, I am sure it does not require a very great amount of ingenuity to plan the project.” Should such a plan materialize, legis lative action would be required to ad mit such exhibits, free of duty, as are here only temporarily under the cus tom’s concessions made by the govern ment, relative to the importation of exhibits. AMERICAN BAR MEETING. Justice Brown to Deliver the Annual Address. Milwaukee, Wis., July 15.—The pro gram of the sixteenth annual conven tion of the American Bar association, to be held in this city Aug. 30 and 31 and Sept. 1, has been arranged. It includes many interesting features. On the opening day the convention will be called to order by President John Randolph Tucker, of Virginia, who will deliver an address. This will be followed by the election of members, the election of the general council, the reports of the secretary and treasurer, and the report of the executive com mittee. In the afternoon a program of papers will be carried out. The Treaty-Making Power will be read by Henry Wade Sogers, of Illinois, and The Evolutions of Jurisprudence by W. W. McFarland, of New York. On the second day the annual address will be delivered by Justice Henry B. Brown, of the United ! States supreme bench, and the reports ;of the following standing committees will be heard: Jurisprudence and law reform, judi cial administration and remedial pro cedure, legal education and admission to the bur, commercial law, internation al law and award of gold medal. In the evening a paper will be read by U. M Rose, of Arkansas, on The Law of Trusts and Strikes, and reports •of the following special committees will be heard: Pidfonn state laws, expressions and classification, salaries of federal judges, Indian legislation, adoption of uniform maritime bill of lading and federal . code of criminal law. The closing session will be on the third day; officers will be elected. In the evening the annual dinner will take place at the Hotel Pfister. T. C. Dunnigan, a Chippewa Falls barber, has been arrested on a charge of running his shop on Sunday. The complaint was made by a brother bar ber at that place. Buffalo Courier:—lt Is the square man who- piles up the most good round dollars.