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VOLUME XCII— NO. 28.
PRICE FIVE CENTS. SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, JtHSTE 28/1902. SPECIAL. EMBASSADOR AND WIFE AND, THE ROYAL,; COUPLE WHO RECEIVED THEM YESTERDAY; AMERICAN; COMMANDER OF EU ( ROPEAN STATION; THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER. ; . King Edward continues to improve, and : no unfa vorable symptom has de veloped /'so 1 far; but the period of danger is not over, though every hour that passes without a set back greatly increases his chances of recovery. King.Edward's improve ment was maintained at 1 . o'clock this morning. All in the royal party were touched, and Sir, Francis Laking brought the interview to a close, fearing the effect of nerv ous excitement on the pa tient. "I did not wish to dis tress any one, but I am anxious to learn the real opinion of the doctors." ' When the secretary hes- - itated to answer the King is 'reported to have said: present. scene was witnessed » yesterday . (Friday) in King Edward's sick cham ber in Buckingham Pal ace. The King asked Sir " Francis Khollys, pri-'. vate secretary, what his changes were for recovery. ; Queen . Alexandra, Prin cess Victoria I and the « - Prince of Wales were T ONDON, June 28, 2 ¦-, ¦Lva. m. — An- affecting KING ASKS CONCERNING HIS CHANCES Continued on Page : Two. Blanchieri. read the latest bulletin re garding King Edward's condition. Its hopeful wording -was greeted with pro ioESed cheering. ROME, June 27.— At the close of the morning sitting of the Chamber of Depu ties, the president of the House, Eignor Italians Cheer Over Good News. tbt ONDON, June 27.— The King B has made substantial irriprove- B ment. Such is y the latest : B -^ cheery word from vthe slck - J§J*-«^p room to-night. It breathes a, . spirit of encouragement and .hope, and Is more explicit in Its meaning '•'than- any bulletin . issued heretofore.' ¦There is a definite comparison made: In • stead of being told that: his Majesty's condition Is satisfactory, or that ,he rest ed well, we i have /the unqualified; "an nouncement 'that; no matter' what | his condition was^ in, the morning, he was better .at night. -This is something, tan gible. At the':sa # meUime ; It .'must not: be forgotten that j the ; serious nature • of ' the King' s; ailment an<T. gravity, of the opera tion forbid : wisdom's.: taking; too [optimist ticXvieWrSomoJdays' yet' must, elapse General Belief of Speedy Recovery May Cause Revival of Some Festivities. LONDON, June 2S.— The Cunard line steamer Campania, which left New York June 21 and which arrived at Queenstown to-day, reports that the news of King Edward's illness, which was transmitted to her by the Marconi system of wireless telegraphy from the Cunard liner Sax onla Thursday evening, had such a gloomy effect on the passengers that tho concert, which was In progress when the news was received, was abandoned. The satisfactory news received at Queenstowti last, evening, however, caused the great est satisfaction. News by Wireless Telegraphy. An imperial edict just issued deprives the local magistrate of Tien-Ku-Chao of his rank and orders the extermination of the rioters. Several of the leaders of the outbreak are reported to have been be- Jieaded. Apparently this was an antMn demnity riot, like those- which have oc curred elsewhere in China. PEKING, June 27.— The Viceroy of the Province of Szeh-Chuan has notified the Government that the American and Brit ish mission buildings at Tien-Ku-Chao have been destroyed by a mob and that a missionary has been murdered. ,His name and nationality was not reported. CHINESE MOB WRECKS AN AMERICAN MISSION All . the functions of ¦. the '¦' patient are working admirably. While the . drainage nourishment. - His diet \ already included soup, fish and baked apples. \ His Majesty is also allowed to smoke occasionally. He stilly opens, and . reads ; many, of- his personal telegrams • and .letters and even dictates' some *,of the, replies. He, is able to peruse,' some of the! newspapers.. . ', The \ King Was" able' to take , plenty of - Tho; Queen Is -cheerful and hopeful. She continues' to, display : the most devoted solicitude", arid was in j the sickroom the greater: part of the day. .. QUEEN" IS HOPEFULr "As the weather was very hot to-day, the sickroom was by means of electric fans kept I at j an even temperature. : Whatis far more important Is that his Majesty ¦ is taking an ever increasing in terest In what Is going on in the world outside, that 1s appetite is Improving and tbati there are. no feverish i symptoms. These are signs .of the greatest promise, and form sufficient proof of the state ment made by his medical advisers that the King :1s showing recuperative power of a most wonderful order.. V I A^ great deal of importance was at tach'ed to, the return of 'pain in. the King's wound, . but. according' to -medical testi mony such symptoms are of ordinary oc currence. "The mere i process of healing tends to contract the -tissues to a certain extent, • and this would r/aturally cause a certain amount of discomfort, vthe seat of operation being of course affected by the patlent'svbreathing. ' ; i •" RETUBJff. | OF PAIH". ¦ before the -success of the operation can > be 'absolutely assured. ; : ,- , : There is, however, not the slightest rea son for anything like alarm. • .. Plans Being Formed for Patient's Con* ivalescence. to , pay promised visit to Admiral Crow nln shieM; . Lord • Lansdowne expresses warm ap preciation of President's » speech . at Harvard . LONDON. June 27.— Took leave of Lord Lansdowne - to-day and after taking formal leave of. Prince of "Wales shall close embassy unless otherwise instructed,', and quit London WASHINGTON. June 27.— As*si.?tant Sec retary, of State Hill received the follow ing cablegram to-day from Whitelaw Reid, head of the special embassy of the United States to the coronation: FEELING IS HOPEFUL. - When Prince . Henry .was leaving BiTck irighanv Palace after his visit tu-riay the marked warmth' of; the cheering of the people evidently pleased him greatly. .Among the Americans outside of the members of the embassy who have been received by Prince and Princess Henry of Prussia are Admiral Charles O'Neill, Miss Roosevelt and Mrs. Sheffield Cowlea. wife of « the former naval attache of tht; United States at London. ' Prince Henry of Prussia, leaves London to-morrow - for Germany. He and the Prlnpess received among others thi3 morning Montgomery Sears. The Prince spoke to her of his pleasant recol lections of !his .visit to Boston. ' ' . The. presence of the Princess of Wules and the inclusion of Mrs. Reid in the audience ' to-day was simply a continua tion: of 'that - specially friendly attitude which;/*© ; British royal family and-' Gov ernment have-throughout shown toward the American mission. King Edward has expressed himself as greatly . pleased with the receipt of President Roosevelt's mes sage of greeting,, and the members of the Government have missed no opportunity throughout the mission's visit of indi cating "Its appreciation of the friendly feeling shown by the United States. FBIENDLT ATTITUDE. Rear Admiral -John C. Watson, who was to have the United States navy at the coronation, went to Paris -last evening, and General J. H. Wilson, the representative of the United States army in the special embassy, is to follow him. Colonel John Biddle, General Wilson's aid, will return to America. - this afternoon to take official leave of their Royal Highnesses. Reid will now close up the special embassy and go to Portsmouth to visit Rear Ad miral Crowninshield, commander In chief of- the European station, on the United States flagship Illinois. ; ¦'¦¦ '¦, -j~- ONDON. June 27.— The Ameri- S ' • can special enabassador, B Whltelaw Reid, and Mrs. Reid B * called by appointment on the " "^ Prince and Princess of , Wales Reid Takes Leave of Prince and Prin= cess of Wales. and general American sympathy shown In this time of trouble. Th^ /eelins about the Kin* to-day Is distinctly hopeful. The State Department will s»nd Reid n > instructions in this matter, so he will proceed as indicated^ The Cabinet meeting was held in the President's temporary quarters on Lafay ette Square and was the first time in eighty-eight years that a regular session of the Cabinet has been held outside the AVhite House. The Cabinet also took up th« question of naming the naval vessels provided for In the naval appropriation bill, and, it 13 stated, a decision was reached on Hhat case, but It la desired not to make "the names public until the vessels are actual ly authorized. Another subject under consideration at the Cabinet meetlngto-day was the nego tiations for the purchase, of the friars* lands in the Philippines. Secretary Root took with him to the meeting all tha correspondence which haa passed be tween himself and Governor Taft while the latter has been carrying on his nego tiations at Rome. It Is understood that Secretary Root feels great confidence in a successful outcome of Governor* Taffg efforts. --• When the islands are turned over to the civil authorities they will not be left without adequate military protection, as no more troops will be ordered home for the present and every precaution will be taken for the military safeguarding of the Islands for the new civil administra tion. l V TROOPS TO BE LETT. While the proclamation Is subject to changes in text, the general language of the document Is pretty well mapped out. There was a general discussion to-day of the treatment that should be accorded tho political prisoners of the islands. There is no intention. It Is said, to re lease prisoners convicted of other than political offenses, the benefits of tha amnesty being limited to those In custody as a result of breaches of military law, leaving criminal offenders to the action of. £he proper authorities under the com ing civil government. The purpose is to demonstrate that motives of humanity and generosity dictate our course toward the Philippines. The proclamation is based on the gen eral objects of the Philippine bill, namely. to restore peace In the archipelago and substitute a civil for a military adminis tration. That bill is now in conference and the proclamation will not be issued until the* Philippine Government bill has been agreed upon by both house3 and the President has affixed his. signature to it. The proclamation will declare that a stato of peace now exists in the Philippine Isl ands, save In the parts of the archipelago where the Mindanao or pagan tribes are giving the United States a great amount of trouble., and will declare In effect that with a transfer of tha government of the archipelago from a military to a civil status all those arrested and held for po litical offenses shall be restored to liberty, granted full amnesty and allowed to par.! ticipate in the civil government that is to be established in the islands. DEPENDS UPON" BZLL. CALL BUREAU, HOG G STREET N. TV.. WASHINGTON, June 27.— Aguinaldo and other former leaders of the Filipino Insurgents who have surrendered or been captured are soon to become free men. At the meeting of the Cabinet to-day the terms of the amnesty proclamation to the Filipinos, which Is contemplated to issue on the Fourth of July, were agreed upon. The War Department for some time past has had under consideration the draft of a proclamation and has found it neces sary to make a number of changes in its text. In its modified state It was agreed to by the Cabinet to-day, and Secretary Root will cable it to Acting Governor Wright for his inspection. If it meets the latter's approval nothing will remain but for the President, if the Philippine Gov ernment bill is a law on that day, as It is now expected it will be, to issue on Inde pendence day a formal proclamation set ting forth terms of amnesty for all polit ical offenders in the islands, Including Aguinaldo and those held at Guam. Special Dispatch to The Call. Special Dispatch to The Call. CALL. BUREAU, 1406 G STREET, N. W.. WASHINGTON, June 27.— President Eoosevelt has requested Attorney General Knox to make an examination of the facts connected with the so-called an thracite coal trust or combination. This is with a view to ascertaining the exact legal status of the great railroads and coal companies that are acting in har mony for the purpose of regulating the price of coal, miners' wages., etc. This *oes cot necessarily mean that the At torney General will proceed ag^nst the coal combination, as he has already done against the Northern Securities Company and the beef trust, but the chances are that action will be taken when the whole question has been thoroughly examined. blatters are certainly crystallizing in that direction, although the President to-day to!d callers that he had not made up his mind one way or the other. The Presi dent has in his possession the report of Carroll I>. Wright, Commissioner of La bor, who made an investigation for him cf matters in dispute between the coal operators and miners. The President de clined to discuss this report, saying that he did not know whether It would be made public or not. ALLEGED COMBINATION. ,_ I'. Ur noT~&<rogm'noat~tn^ report? of This .is a question which he alone must determine after he hears from Attorney General Knox. The Attorney General, It is understood, is Inclined to discourage the President from proceeding against the coal trust at this time. His department cow has under way four great prosecu tions, Including that against the beef trust. He thinks he should bo permitted to bring these cases to an issue before he Is called upon to proceed against any more trusts. If the Government should win these cases, the decision of the court will, of course, settle the Question In volved, and such combinations as the coal trust would have to cease and either re • turn to the old competitive system or re organize on new lines. At the same time the President hesitates about taking a step which may have very serious consequences to the entire busi ness, world. He will not adopt as a policy war upon great combinations of capital. He would like to single out good trusts from bad trusts. Also, before he coun tenances any further legal actions against such combinations he would like to know how the litigation which he has already Instituted Is coming out. ':'. '''.'.• \ GOOD ANTJ BAD TRUSTS. In other words, there is said to be no difficulty whatever in getting proof that the railroads fix the price of anthracite ccal to the consumer just as they fix the price of the wages to the miner, the only difference at this time being that the price of coal is higher than ever before, Trhile the wages of the miners remain sta tionary. "Y-V i It has been alleged that the railroads, through their presidents, agree- that one Trice for coal shall prevail at different points: that the sales agents of roads meet at stated periods and fix the price cf coal; that the output of the coal mines is absolutely regulated by the railroads end can be increased or curtailed, at a moment's notice and is so increased and curtailed. Commissioner Wright has any bearing T-hatever upon the question of the exist ence of a hard coal trust and of the vio lating by that trust of the Sherman anti trust law and interstate commerce law. Wright's report, it is understood. Is do voted largely to Cthe points actually in controversy between the operators and miners, the claims put forth by the two sides in endeavoring: to fix the responsi bility for the strike. President and Cabinet - Consider the Proc lamation. Prices Very High and Wages Remain Sta= tionary. Allegations of Trust Tactics Among the Operators. Uncle Sam Is Paving Way for Civil * Government President Asks Knox to Make Investi gation. Aguinaldo Is Among Those Who Will Be Benefited. PROBING THE COAL COMBINE KING EDWARD'S CONDITION STEADILY IMPROVES, BUT THE DANGER POINT REMAINS TO BE PASSED AMNESTY TO COME ON JULY 4 POLITICAL PRISONERS IN THE PHILIPPINES SOON TO RECEIVE PARDON AND LIBERTY AT THE HANDS OF THE UNITED STATES The San Francisco Call.