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THE RICHMOND PAIXADIUil JLSJ SUN-TELEGRAM, SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 1910.
TA6E THREE BRITISH PEOPLE -TIRE OF ROYALTY Signs Point to the Fact They Feel the Burden of the Monarchy. A PROTEST ON EXPENSES Has bun madk in the house or commons british nation struggling with big nation AL DEBT. fapeclal CftM from th International Nwa Svrvlca.) BY HERBERT TEMPLE. . London, Aug. 13. Signs are not tacking that the peopl of England, formerly the moat royal royallata In tLo world, are beginning to grow tired of the burdens which a prolific royal family Imposes upon their shoulders. Political leaders of both great par ties were horror-strickeu, when dur ing the recent discussion of the size of the civil list to be granted the new king and his nearest family to enable tbem to keep their royal soul an-1 body together in befitting style, voices were raised In strong protest against the reckless squandering of the peo ple's money when hundreds are dally starving to death in King George's em pire. That King George wna granted the half million starling It takes to kesp him out of actual want was a foregone conclusion, but very long, the people of England, the great masses of the laboring population, will not submit 'to being taxed at this rate to support a few Individuals, who represent the Ideas of bygone days. Probably no man has deeper know ledge. of the masses of the English people than Kelr Hardlo, the eloquent labor member of the house of com mons, and to him I turned to get his views of how the English people real ly feel towards the figure bead that adorns the English throne, and found him very willing to speak. "For the moment we have a king, lie said, "but that we will not con tlnue to have one Indefinitely even to at least one member of our own royal family, who recently finished a book on 'England as a Republic' in which he described himself and other mem bers of the royal family as receiving state pensions, a book which, like the Kaiser's, was not allowed to be pub lished for reasons of state. Those" who believe that the people of England are intensely loyal are making a profound mistake. But the past thirty or forty years all you have known about Royalty has been the pa rades and shows when It makes a pub He appearance, and the pictures In the Illustrated papers. Because the occu pant of the throne has been content to keep well In the background and has passed practically from public sfgbt and almost from public memory, It Is not to be assumed that the work ing people of England are Intensely loyal. That the peers would be the very first to throw aside the mant!e of loyalty as soon as a king should show democratic tendencies, everyone knows of course. - "Now the royal family received from a nation that Is struggling with a big national debt and annual deficit, an amount of four million dollars an nually In your money. 'I admit that It Is scandalous waste of public money to pay over these enormous sums year after year. Both parties in the house of commons troop Into the same lobby, leaving the labor party and three or four con scientious radicals to do their best to oppose them. The only royalties the labor party are keenly concerned about are royalty rents. The very men who nave been shouting loudest for these royal grants are those who were loud est in their assertions that the state feeding of necessitous children and the payment of compensation to Injured workmen would sap the spirit of na tional independence and ruin the trade of the country. ' Having barely recovered from one German scare, the people of England veem destined to be forced into an other much worse than the one of last year, which filled the air above John Bull's Island with German dirigibles and aeroplanes. It was an American, Admrial Mahaa of the United States navy, a famous expert on naval matters who started the present scare, ably seconded by the militaristic press. Then came a very strong editorial In the -Paris Temps, warning the English not to trust In German assurances of friend ship, and now In the last few daya Emil Retch, the philosopher and his torian adds bis voice to the ever swell ing chorus of foretellers of evil things to come. "That Germany's or rather German government's Intention Is to rush Eng land, no unprejudiced person will prob ably think of denying." says Mr. Reich, "but Germany will not declare -war against England without having previously created a side war for Eng land with some third power. The British empire stretches over the whole globe and that In Itself offers more than one vulnerable point to at tack. "Thus It Is well known that the kaiser has, ever since his trip to the Holy Land, acted as the virtual pro tector of all Mahometans. He la on excellent terms with the Sultan, and the 8ultan of Turkey Is still nominally the overlord of Egypt. "Britain Is bound to maintain her present position In Egypt because . Egypt la the center of the highway to India. From the time of Napoleon's expedition to this day England has al ways insisted on Egypt being In no bands strong enough to cut that indis pensable highway In two. Anything whlcb raises the Egyptian question Feature of Great 3 14 PRINCIPAL RIDING ACT BY ROSE us belli, and the kaiser has more than one means of embroiling the Sultan In a venture in Egypt, and while the Turkish navy is nothing the Turkish army which can very well reach Egypt by land is a more sertoua factor. "The Kalaer may eailly be Imagined creating an Egyptian war before he launches his fleet against that of the British, for by doing so he reduces the British fleet to dimensions, which can very well manage "The German Government knows very well that in order to save the country from bankruptcy caused by the enormous burdens of increased armaments, she must soon get money from the outside and in no way is this to be done with greater ease than by defeating England, say two years from now, when the German navy shall be strong enough to attempt this with every chance of success. Defeated on the sea, England would lose practical ly everything. The Indemnity Ger many would exact would be enormous. Neither Jena nor Sedan could be com pared in point of Immensity of loss with a decisive naval victory of the Germans over the English fleet. It would be the catastrophe of modern times." Ashton House, a modern lodging house for the exclusive use of women and girls, is to be opened in the city of Manchester early In September. It will be an innovation in English mu nicipal life, the growth of which will be watched by social reformers. The building has been erected at a cost of $55,000, and will provide ac commodations for 250 women. It will be conducted on lines similar to those In vogue at the Rowton Houses. There are 1600 common lodging houses in Manchester. In most of them and also in a few places that are specially in tended for women and girls, the charg es for beds per night range -from 8 cents to 12 cents for each person. The charges at the Ashton House will be the same. DOC GENII EXPLAINS An Indignation meeting over the cost of high living and pure food was held In the office of the city engineer yes terday. Street Commissioner Genn acted as chairman. "He declared that the high cost of living was the fault of the people.- "Twenty years ago," he said, "a farmer , would come to town and have dinner on three cents worth of cheese and two cents worth of crackers. It costs him at least forty cents now. That's why living is high." At the meeting were E. G. Mc Mahan, city controller, Baits Bescher, city clerk, Nimrod Johnson, superin tendent of the light plant, and a large audience. v x HARRY CANSDALE WITH WITH CUTTER STOCK CO. f ' Wallace Show ' v BOCKRILL AND GEO. HOLLAND. BIG WALLACE SHOWS More beautiful by far than painter's brush could portray - are the pictur esque groupings of the trained wild animals exhibited and performing for uge gtecl girt arena at the agenbecv. Wallace shows, which exhibit here August 27. They form heroic pictures almost beyond the pale of mortal man's conception. Here we see the trainer's wondrous art of subjugation demonstrated yo the highest state of mental and physi cal possibility. The biblical injunc tion that, the lion and the lamb should He down together is here exemplified on a scale so broad that it passes un derstanding. Great natural, implaca ble foes of forest, jungle and frozen wastes are seen gathered together in amicable unison, their inherent ha tred for one another transformed into animal love by the gentle teachings and precepts of man. We see pre sented the incredible spectacle of the harmonious housing of once ferocious and lordly lions, fierce Bengal tigers, (frafty. and cunning leopards, sneak ing and snarling pumas, great rapa cious polar bears, and magnificent and lovable Great Dane dogs. The trainer enters the enormous steel cage and the animals answer his bidding in awe some and sensational stunts. Colos sal pyramids and graceful and beau tiful tableaux are formed; the jungle terros, the tigers playfully engage in a game of see-saw, with a Great Dane dog furnishing the motive power; an other tiger rides a tricycle propelled by the dogs; leopards and polar bears frolic together and do rolling and bal ancing Btunts on barrels and chairs; ulons and tigers convert themselves Into a soft and downy couch upon which the tariner reclines in peaceful repose; the entire group gathv around a festal board with the trainer as host, and a monster lion and lioness in the places of honor on, either side; the largest tiger presently opens his huge mouth that the trainer may place his entire head on the Inside; and the crowining test of the com plete subjugation of these ferocious beasts when the trainer with "bare hands, feeds them rare tidbits of raw meat One who knows of. the savage instincts displayed by these terrible cats when feeding in their natural state can gain some conception of the wonderful character of this unparal leled feat It may well be said that though they hav not the gift of speech that is the only thing lacking to make these trained animals the equal of hu man thespians. MUlSET-.IITg TOUR Will Start Tuesday and There Are Large Number of Cars Entered. NUMBER FAMOUS DRIVERS (American News Service.) Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 13. Philadel phia is all agog over the Munsey His toric Tour which starts Tuesday morn ing. The city Is filled with famous au tomobile drivers, manufacturers and those who are Interested in the sport ing side of motordom. The cars that will participate in the tour are now In the hands of the technical commit tee for preliminary Inspection prior to the start. The committee, composed of Referee E. F. Ferguson, Joseph Tra cy and J. A. Hemstreet, is going over each car in detail and as fast as each car is examined the seals affixed to the bonnet, coil box, transmission case and various other parts, it Is equipped with' its tour flags and other insignia, and is then in readiness to be driven to the starting line. With the sealing of the cars everything is in readiness for the tour. NOTICE TO MASONS. All Master Masons that can are re quested to meet at the Temple, at one o'clock p. m. Sunday, to attend the funeral of Brother Daniel W. Hodgin who was a member of Richmond Lodjre 196 F. A A. M. J. BERT RUSSELL, W. M. - 14-lt Question of Raising Maine Is Difficult AY JONATHAN WINFIELD. Washington. Aug. 13. Can the bat tleship Maine, blown op in Havana Harbor, February 15, 189S, with the loss of two officers, two hundred and thirty sailors and twenty-eight ma rines, be raised? This is the question that Congress has "put up" to the War Department, $300,000 having been appropriated to either raise or destroy the historic wreck and bury the dead, should the remains of any of the unfortunate sal lor men be found. Many officers are frank in their declaration that the Maine can not be raised. They have maintained Eince the Spanish-American war that the wrecked battleship, a mass of twisted steel, her. forward turret blown away and with the forward keel rising above the stern cannot possibly be success fully raised. Engineers of the army, however, are optimistic and numerous conferences have been held by War Department of ficials with contractors from various parts of the country. In addition the question has been still further compli cated by the legal aspect, which made it necessary for the War Department to obtain from the department of jus-j tice an opinion recently rendered that , the $300,000 appropriated by Congres3 can be used in any way the War De-!is said the former are going at their partment engineers see fit. j task with hammer and tongs and ii That department has apixinted a ; successful will be able to claim su board consisting of Colonel William ! periority over the naval officers, even Black, chief of the harbor improve ment work at New York City, Lt. Col. Mason M. Patrick an army engineer on duty at Norfork, Virginia and Capt. Harley B. Ferguson, engineer officer at Montgomery, Ala., who will make a 6urvey of the wreck and determine how the Maine shall ba raised, if in their opinion such a thing is possible. A most interesting situation is thus established and ' it will be curious to watch the work of the army engineers, who will be backed by the experience of many civil contractors, as against the opinion of naval officers that the j sponsible for the recent Elliott-Laun-wreck cannot be raised. I cheimer. scandal. - The commanding At conferences held by the army j officer of the corps is General Elliott, engineers with civil contractors, who He wil retire this fall. Colonel Lauii are seeking the honor and money in- cheinien, a staff officer with a follow volved in the attempt to raise the ; ing of other officers, was found guilty Maine many surious plans have been i of stirring up dissention. A court of presented. inquiry of retired rear admirals of the John F. O'Rourke, President of the ! navy, behind closed doors, looked Into O'Rourke Construction Company of the sewing circle squabble of the staff New York, who has solved some of the ; officers of the corps and on their greatest engineering problems in the : findings Secretary of the Navy, Meyer development of New York City, had ordered all of the officers brough into a long conference with former Presi-' the scandal sent away from Washing dent Roosevelt at Oyster Bay recently. I ton. Colonel Denny and Lt. Colonel Colonel Roosevelt having always Prince, the former ordered to San shown a deep interest in the wreck Francisco and the latter to Manilla, of the Maine Mr. O'Rourke took his plead physical unfitness and asked to plan to OysteY Bay before presenting be retired, which request has been de it to the War Department. His idea nied. is not only to raise the Maine, but to The trouble which hap been brew bring the remains of the ship back to ing for many months, came up over the United States under her own the question as to who was to, be Gen steam. He proposed to build around eral Elliott's successor. Colonel the ill fated vessle a floating wharf Launcheimer declared be had been and to lift her to this by means 'of "keepink tabs on General Elliott'?; caissons. He is on record at the War , drinking." Department as being anxious to obtain i The. marine corps which has an en the contract, if one is to 'be let, not listed strength of .9,521 men received only for the sake of th money that ! a severe jolt by the navy department would be In it for his firm, but for the when President Roosevelt was in the honor he might gain In the eyes of his ; White House. He ordered marines off countrymen. Tunnels under the wreck, j all the warships. Congress put them through which cables are to be passed , back, for the marine corps stands also enter into O'Rourke plan. John F. Arbuckle, who when he is not roasting coffee or establishing floating hospitals for the poor children of New YoTk City, devotes his time to the raising of wrecks, is also after the honor of the job. He raised the naval collier Nero, stranded on the rocks at Brenton Reef, Newport, R. I., and a Sound steamer that went ashore off the Massachusetts coast as well as other crafts. It 1s Mr. Ar- The Winner oi Wei! Merited Popularity THE Citor Steels Co. :-: IN :-: Complete Scenic Productions MONDAY and TUESDAY MATINEE AND NIGHT " Me In Name Only AT HOBDAY - Llatlnce, cny cent, any day, ICc Nl0kt PerfcrczsBces, 10-15-20 Cl 25c One to Solve buckle's boast, recently repeated in a long telegram to the Secretary of Navy that be has never experienced a failure in raising ships. He la now trying to raise the auxiliary, cruiser Taukee sunk on a reef in the Buffard's Bay Massachusetts. Naval officers insist that the Maine cannot be raised, first because there is probably only half a ship left, the whole forward end being destroyed. They say she is lying deep in the muck of Havana Harbor, which presents not only a serious engineering problem bat will cause undoubted illness and most likely death to the salvage workers to say nothing of the rendenta of Ha vana if this rot accumulations of Ha vana's sewage for years, is disturbed, as it would have to be in the sinking of caissons or through any work on the wreckage. It is pointed out that when the Maine was blown up the for ward gun turrett was thrown clear of the wreck and settled so deep in the muck that even up to this time it has not been located. Under the ruling of attorney general Wickersham, the army engineers will not have to advertise for bids, and hence they can prosecute the- work in any way they see fit. The engineers know what the naval officers believe the task to be a useless one. but it when at work in the sphere that be longs to naval men. It is Intimated that the engineers will .not call upon expert contractors but will use army boats and attempt the task without outside assistance. Congress is" to be called" upon at the coming session to take some action to make the United States Marine Corps more effective and to give the officers of this service, 334 in number, suffi cient work to perform to keep them alert and busy. Lack of work is re- strong with Congress and with society. Navy officers say that the marine is useful, but not aboard war vessels. In fact they assert they are detriment, for in war time they are landed to es tablish and hold base' points, leaving weakened gun crews on the battle ships. What is believed will be a solution of the problem' will be to have one transport, manned with a thousand marines and officers, carrying neces- 99 THE inEMBB One of the Late s II li r- 'fag; -3 f 3 1 P- II I 1 lip $t -C3- A toilette for the races of green and white Jmarqulsette trimmed wttfc bands of embroidery in shades of blue and green. The skirt is pleated and has an over skirt which Is predicted as the coming fashion. (Model by Chary Boizet. Photograph by Felix.) .... sary supplies and field pieces to oc-1 fullykept from the people of Indiana, cupy advance bases, accompany every xo Indianapolis newspaper has prtnt eisht battleships. Such a program eJ the st nthoutill aH of ar, would call for at least six Marine . corps transports, leaving three thou- aRnlng night and day over child sand marines for guard duty at the labor In New England, where the laws navy yards and marine stations in this' against it are stronger' than fn any country, Porto Rico. Hawaii and the . other portion of the civilised world. Philippines. Anent Fleming. f Marion Chronicle.) Steve Fleming, the Fort Wayne brewery boss, was fined $44, on each of a half dozen counts two weeks ago' for violations of the child labor law. The news seems to have been success- ONLY BIG SHOW COMING RICHMOND SATURDAY Th iv f it n TBPs W '7 V America's Representative Sbowo 3 Big Rings 2 Mammoth Stages No False Faels Fake Figures Silly Statements Mammoth consolidated double menagerie containing splendid specimens from every family in the Wild Animal Kingdom. Colossal collections of champion circus cele breties in the enormous combined double circuses. Great est in quantity, grandest in quality. Most astounding wild animal acts Bigger and better than ever. Withjtn ail star program of new and exclusive novelties. t o Paris. Gowns The people of Indiana are able to an alyze and understand the hypocrisy animating In newspapers that suppress the facts when the liquor Interests are adversely affected and yet. rend the air with their sbriekings about tha "interests" down In the effete and un patriotic east PALLADIUM WANT ADS PAY. c; a r i 4 ' Cn the cracus TRUST Every Morning si 10 o'clock Grand Free Street Prcd& The most elaborate and lmpres sire pageant erer seen on the streets of this city. ' TWO Performances daily raia or anioe at 2 and 8 p. m. Under Water Proof Tents. Cag land will and must consider a caa- AT THE MURRAY THIS WEEK.