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CHAUBEIILAIH PLAN ATTACKED BY ROSEBERY Ths cx-Prcmler Ridiculed Colonial Secretary's Programme fcuka of Devonshire Replied Said Whole Cabinet Had Agreed That Time Was Rlp for an Inquiry. t-ONDOJ?, July 2.-Dord RosEbery, In the wu Cl -uoras tain -afternoon, renewed the debate on the preferential tariff proportions, making a rurther requcse for m-f ormitJoa regarding the Cabinet's plana. In the course of a long speech he ridiculed Colonial Secretary Chamberlain's programme, and aald ,he did not; believe the wfrtrernment Intended to prosecute any tn-;. Wiry into the matter. , . , The alterations that auch an inquiry was being made were, aaid Lord Rosebery, merely a cloak to screen the irreconcilable differences between the Colonial Secretary and the other members of the Cabinet, and be demanded to know whether the Inquiry would be definite and organised, whether It. would be Individual or collective, and whether the rwsults woutdjbe published.' The Duke of Devonshire,' Lord president of the Council, Mid that tt was Impossible iniw to Rive the exact scope of the Inquiry, tkveral heads had been suggested, by Mr. Chamberlain and Mr. Balfour. The Cor. nu ueirrminea mat we inquiry should be full and satisfactory. ' Ilia Lordship declined to eater further epon the subject ..without a more explicit and longer notice than Lord Rosebery had seen fit to give in precipitating- to-day' discussion.. He could aay that the position of the Government at present waa somewhat different from that of Mr. Chamber-lain; but that they did not conflict. The . whole Cabinet -had agreed that the time was ripe for an investigation of the possibilities of a closer fiscal union with the Pnlr.r-U. ... .... THE BRITISH TO ' STOP " v SUBSIDIZING SHIPS; Ths Announcement Made by Secretary Forster During Discussion of Navy Estimates. , :'': LONDON, July 2.-Durlng the discussion of the navy estimates In the House of v-.M.ulw u-w;, nr. jvrnoiu-r orster, jjec : rtary of the Admiralty, announced that the Admiralty did not Intend to renew the existing subsidies for merchant ships which may be used in time of war, and that notice would be given .April 1 next that the contracts would terminate a year from that Many ships of the International Mercantile Marine Company will be affected by uu uccision. . John Lee, American manager of the White EUr Line, when asked how the withdrawal of Government subsidies from, his company would affect it, said:- "It don't amount to much. It la in. line with the 'English' Government's policy of gradually reducing ship subsidies or doing awsy therewith altogether." " How large a sum has your company been receiving! " "Oh, bftween $00,000 and 140.000." t ' -.. plan which takes effect next Hprlngr u ' No; that sum represents the entire eub- miuy, so jar as snips plying between F.ng-Jaiid and this port Is concerned. The Teutonic. Majestic, and Ocean io are. the ones affected. None of the other WT-tte Star boats coming to this port are subsidised. "This action. I may say. has hern rather : expected, for the Rnsilsh Oovernnot seems , to think tt preferable to charter boats if ! needed In time of war. The Germans have built some very large vessels that are available for auxiliary warships, and the British Government can duplicate . them ww v.iijjb timv i,urm, woica could be used as a warship, troopehip,- or for other purposes. The Teutonic, Majestic, and Oceania are only auxiliary cruisers." The Cunard boats sailing Into this port which are subsidised are the Lucania, 1'mbria. Etrurtu, and Campania. The sub i-ldy given them is said to be not greater than that allowed for the three White Star liners named. . . . ... During the Boer war the Cunard Company had experience with the new plan, for St allowed the Aurania to be chartered by the British Oovernment. -, The Cunard and White Star Lines are the Onlv linea affected bv th nmnnaltlnn a abolish subsidies. . . AMERICANS RE$ISTTAX. Two Nativea of United Statea In Con flict with British Authorities. , LONDON, July 2. The first foreigners to Join the "Passive Resistance movement against the education act are two American taxpayers living at i "Wimbledon, the Kev. R. W. Farquhar. formerly of; Portland. Oregon, and E. P, Gaston, who at one tinw lived in Chicago. t , - They have both refused to pay the education rate, and consequently- their household goods will be seized and sold at auc tion to satisfy claims for. a f aw shillings. ' " BRITISH CLAIMS SUSTAINED. Final Award in Anglo-Russian Railway Dispute In China. . . TIEN-TSIN. Jnly 2.-The final award in the Anglo-Russian railway dispute has been rendered and practically concedes every c'-aim put forward by the British company. The case dates back to March, 1901, when Russia undertook to prevent the Tien-Txln-Peklng Company from constructing a siding at Tien-Tmn on ground which Russia claimed It bad acquired prior to the troubles in lauu . . The occupation of the ground by Russian troops In March. 1901, resulted In the latter teing confronted by a body of British Infantry, and the situation for a time was extremely delicate. ' Diplomatic intervention relieved the tension, and the matter was referred to arbitration. KING EDWARD TO KING PETER. British Sovereign Sends Congratulations to ServU's Ruler. . ' BELGRADE. Servia, Jur-i The King of England has replied in' courteous terms to King Peter's notification of his succession to the throne, wishing him a prosperous reign and hoping it will bring peace, order, and Justice to the country. King Edward's rpiy has caused great satisfaction here. - . - King Edward also expressed the hope that King Peter would be able to re-estab-liefc the good name end renown of the people of Servia, compromised by the recent tragic events. LONDON. Juir 2. It is officially stated In London tbat King Edward's teleeram to King Peer does not change Great KHtain's attitude toward Servia and it la added that diplomatic relations between the two countries will not be immediately resumed. - . Princess Charles Has a Son. LONDON, July 2. Princess Charles of Denmark, daughter of King Edward, gave birth to a son to-day at Appleton cottage. Bandrlngham. Both mother and child are tfolnf well. .'.:-t-:- -1 .-.-:;--r The Princess, then Princes Maud of r aies, was married July 22, IHiMJ, to Prince Charles, second sea of the Crown Prince of Denmark. The son born to-day is their first child. -. Baron Speck von Sternburg Appointed. BERLIN. July Z The semi-official North German Gazette to-day announced that Baron Speck von Sternburg had been definitely appointed. Ambassador of Oermany at Washington, .. : Cxar Not to Go to Rome. eT. PETERaBURO, July 2. The Caar has abandoned his proposed visit io Rome, provisionally fixed for the. Autumn. The Ciar and Ccarina will spend the Autumn ta Use Crimea- KISHINEFF PETITION ; READY U A WEEK. denatures Being Solicited In Principal "Cities of the Country. - 1VASHINOTON. July , S.-Actlng Becre-tary r eute Loorols has bwn notified that the petition In behalf of the P.usslan Jews Will probably be delivered at the Btate Dpmment or at Oyster Buy in about t waek. The document la being sent from one Mty to another In order to sccuto the signatures of the representative Hebrews and American publicists in every section of. the country which can be easily reached. Immediately upxM the receipt of the petition by the United BUtes Government it will. be dispatched to Mr. Riddle, United States Charge at 8 U; Petersburg. It will be accompanied by a note of instructions. The department docs not at present expect to puMlsh the note. - Its nature is a rK? ' fPiltttlon, the weight of opinion being that Mr. Riddle will be instructed , J,?quT? . or the Russian Government th- ? It lu wliling to receive a petition, i?naiurt.'' .hlch will be plainly Indicated by hlra. If there is a negative re-iKSTJS Mr-wl so notify the State Department and that probably will end the li.h .k' lh,. d,?Prtnient In connecUon witn the petition. iiounl.C?f,,lnJ.- the Tlusslsn Ambassador, fii.'in.81 apartment to-day to resent Theodore Hanseen as CharrS dur. abnence of the Ambassador. The tJxpt, M.u o" h Kronprlns Irotn New York. July 7. sccompanled by ?t0.unlo.T Ca"",nl nl his persons! attendants. Ihe Count's stay at the depart-inr.l v'ry hort. He conversed briefly 7!rJl ficlin Secret sry Ixoml, touching ??J2.lh w",iTr of ,h Pton n an in. unV rmr- ThX lo discussed the pub-Pshed comments made by a mate Department official with regard to Russia's course of action in Manchuria. - CHINESE AND WORLD'S FAIR. R"nt th Raulatlons 'Prescribed by r Treasury Department. PEKING, July 2. -The United States Treasury regulations regarding the Chinese visitors to the St. Louis Exposition are bitterly criticised in the native press, and it is believed will demoralise China's efforts to take a creditable part in the exposition. The moat objectionable points in the eyes of the natives are the five-hundred-dollar bond, the photographic identification, police supervision of the visiting Chinese, and the expulsion from America of the Chinese workmen and assistants when the fair closes. The press points out that the Chinese visiters will be no better than prisoners throughout their-stay. The official newspaper of Chl-Li Province, whose utterances are understood to be directed by Yuan Shi Kl. the Governor of the province, taunts America with hypocritical pretense of friendly Intercourse, end sura the politeness with whlcli what is called the most Just nation on earth treats Its guests Is a warning to Chinese merchants and others throughout the empire to seriously reflect if they are contemplating a visit to SU Louis. Tpe tone of the press has already induced niahy Chinese to forego the idea of exhibiting at the exhibition. NAVAL STATIONS IN CUBA- . FOR THE UNITED STATES. Treaty Giving Cuba the Isle of Pines Alao Signed Navy Depart-' -"J ment Plans. HAVANA, July 2.-The treaty between the United States and Cuba covering the naval and coaling station bases' to be granted-, to the United BUtes, and the treaty placing-' the Isle of Pines wholly under Cuban sovereignty, were signed tp-day at noon. . . ; - The Isle of Pines treaty was signed last, while turning over the Island to .the absolute sovereignty of Cubs, the treaty safeguards the rights and privileges of the American residents on the island as though they were on American territory., ' ; There were practically no difficulties or delays in reaching an agreement on , the subject of the Isle of Pines treaty, but the naval stations' tease was the subject of long and tedious negotiations. -- The occupation of the naval and coaling stations will be perpetual, the rental price being purely 'nominal and based on the cost of acquiring the stations and sites by the Cuban Government, the United States advancing any money necessary for the purchase of private lands at.Guantanamo and Bahla Honda. President Palma and the leading administration Senators maintain that ail the treaties will be ratified . before the adjournment of Congress. : - WASHINGTON. July 2. Secretary Moody expressed great satisfaction at the news from Havana of the signing of be coaling stations treaty. It Is earnestly hoped that the Cuban Senate before its adjournment will ratify the treaty, aa the' Navy Department is- anxious to proceed at once with work on the- stations. . . ' JAPAN'S INFLUENCE IN CHINA. Said to be Growing Because of belief of . Russian Unfriendliness. . . BERLIN. July SL-A dispatch to The Cologne Gazette from St. Petersburg says Russian sources in China report' that the Japanese are gaining more and ' more influence with: the Chinese Government in consequence of the Chinese belief that Bus-, eta is Intentionally hampering China's development. It Is added that, notwithstanding the prohibition, there have been large importations of arms Into' China from the Philippines and from Japan. . . - ! YOKOHAMA. July 2. It Is rumored here that the Japanese naval msnoeuvres off the Island of Ma-San-Pho. sontb of Corea, will be followed by a Japanese demonstration in Chinese waters. - Chllsan Warships for Japan. SANTIAGO DE CHILE. July. 2. A report la current here tbat Japan intends to acquire the Chilean warships now in course of construction. - RUMORED ILLNESS OF POPE. Pontiffs Condition Unchanged Doctors :. Say He May Llvs Flvs Years.' ROME. July 2. Telegrams from abroad again started the rumor to-hlght that the Pope was. 111 The report waa quite unfounded, no change having occurred In the Pontiffs health since his recovery from the hemorrhoidal indisposition which troubled him tarty in June. " The Pope certainly 4 not what he was two years ago, but only as regards his strength, which has notably ' diminished owing to his advanced age, and not on account of any specific illness. AU " tha doctors who have examined him agree that if nothing unforeseen happens he will live at least another five years. Pope Leo is growing daily more annoyed over th false alarms regarding his health. The other day. when he drove for the first time in the V'atlcan Gardens, he himself, published in the official column of the contrary to custom, ordered the fact to oe Observatore Romano, adding: " Tell tn editor to spread the news through the Italian and foreign press, so thast the whole world will thank God that we are well today." . I HI Holiness to-day received In farewell audience Cardinal Fischer, to whom he re-jM-utcd what a pleasant recollection he has of the visit from the German Emperor. He then received Viscount and Viscountess Pesquelra, with whom he conversed about Portugal. Orders" to Salonika's Governor. CONSTANTINOPLE, July 2. The palace authorities hsve telegraphed to the Governor of Salonika to take the most stringent precautions to prevent a recurrence of disorders there and to keep the populace in check In case the Governor finds It necessary to suppress any revolutionary movement. ; - - ' Montana's Wool Crop. BCTTK. Mon., July 2. The wool season has opened in Montana. Wool Is selling at from VA to 16'4 cents at Biiltngsv The clip fur the State - will be about S&,UX),ouO pounds . . . - T1TE NEW YORK TIMES. FRIDAY. -.'.-I1-1.1;11.1 .Li. isv..jjtXM.Ji . J.i " .ui; 'ifi j . sis' isaasiaiiL BLADES BULGARIA FDR FRONTIER TROUBLES Turkey Replies to Ncie Ab$ut Its Military Dispositions,, V ' RepcftThat Turks Count'Upon Support frfcm ; England' and Germany: in Upholding Their Attitude.' - loKDoit Timis New .Yokk Times A r Special Cableeram. . LONDON. July 3. The Turkish AmJ bassidor at Vienna, vestcrdav handM Minjiter of Foreign Affairs Ooluchowskl aote explaining the Turkish mlUtary dispositions noar the Bulgarian frontier. The tote was in explanation of tho note sent Io the Dowers by Bulgaria comDlain- Jnr tiat it was the intention of Turkey to corarenc war on Bulgaria. , Th4 prevailing ofHcIal opinion is that the yiustro-Russlan alliance will suffice to peevent hostilltes between Bulgaria lind Turkey, but this view is several d- irreesl mors optimistic than that which is tntertalned In diplomatic circles. Ths) correspondent of The Times in Vleni says be is Informed that some of thk Turkish Authorities entertain the slngtlar delusion that England and Oer manjl would like to see the Sultan end the Bulgarian peril by adcptlng- active, srsTdssivs measures against the prlncl- pallti. With regard to England the absurdity of the view, ho asserts, is per fectly manifest, but in the case of Ger man the idea may have been encour aged by the strong tone of some semi-official ledltorlals. It Is dlfflcuk to imarln- the correspondent goes oi'to say, what advantage Germany would reap by a conflict In the Balkans. J! - ' By The Associated Press. . LONDON. Jul 8. Th Vienna rarre. pondfnt of The Dally Telegraph says in well-Ik formed circles In the Austrian capital the VISW Is rilnlnr rrnnmt that tK. ai. breaklof a war between Turkey and Bulgaria lis nearer than generally supposed. A dlsSatcb received there from Constantinople I asserts that the possibility of hostilities, is being canvassed In diplomatic circle at Pera. and It In feared that an encounter may at any moment oocur. A rewfrJuper In Sofia quotes the Bulgarian war Minister as saying: "Wi will novatr BttaMr M hII TurkeV fttt&CsC Hal. On thft mntrftrv war sa will fii-ht for her against a common enemy. War ouia enaanger us eotn and leave us mercy of the German colonists and at the other Vultures who are waiting for our end to take our piace. fcnouid a palace rebel- tha Bultan. wa wtiuld mirrh on lion remove consta ntlnonle. set his on th thmn. and biffle the Intrigues of Rao had Bey, the Sultan s brother." Fiflhtlna at Oskln. - TJSHUB. " European Turkey. July 2. fie- vere fightinc la reported to be occurring at ij between Glevrvell and Grumendla. Oskln. No details have been received here. CO FERRED WITH EMPEROR. Prem er Korber Consults with Francis Joseph on Cabinet Crisis. IfONooif Truss New Tors Timcs . Speoial CabUgram. July 3. The correwndent LONDON. of Tt Times at Vienna says that-Pre- mler ICorber to-lay had a long confer- ferenio with the Emperor, but that no decision with regaid to the Cabinet crisis :lsilr is exdected bef jre Saturday. It Is ren- ralljH beHeved, though, that tile repeated postponement of a decision augurs ill for 1 tlon Korber Ministry, whose resia-na ttobably will be accepted Saturday. There is no tanclMe' improvement in the si uatlon In Hungary, where Kossuth reels ti the entreaties of his rebellious followers to resume the leadership of the Independence Partv. The outlook will not Jofce its critical character until Hed- ervarf has tramimUtsed the independent extremists with -regard to national mili tary cwncesslons. OTTTOMAN DEBT UNIFICATION. Germkns Are Not Prssalno. ltBaadad hallway Situation. Ldndom Times New Tosk Tixxr " Special Cablegram. , LOaTDONr July 3.--The correspondent of Th Times at Constantinople sava that the ' Germans officially announce that they are in no way Interested in the uni fication of the Ottoman debt. They have followed the usual polic of not opposing French enterprise unless directly oDDOsed to thalr own interests. Thel Germans also assert that It Is not true Jiat unification is necessary for the completion of the Bagdad Railway, as all for can arrangements have been completed trie first section and the remainder be arranged'f or aa required. INTER-COLONIAL COUNCIL. It Showed .That Prospects for Future Prbgress Are' Highly Reassuring. lIdndok Timss-Nxw Toas Times ' Bpoclai Cablearam. . LONDON, July, 8.--Tlie correeoondent of The Times st Johannesburg says that the ofenlqg of the Inter-Colonial. Coun- cilis n event pregnant with significance for thie future. " Mllneir's Inaugural address was severely businesslike. The financial sit- uatlod as disclosed by the review which Lord most illlner gave shows that even on the rautlous estimate the prospect for futurd progress is tlghly reassuring. Al- though rapld cxpejislon la Improbable in the ntar future, steady progress is cer- tain. Botha Addresses .Burghers. HElpELBKRG, Transvaal, July 2. A meetlsj g of burghers for the purpose of discussing important publio matters waa held ting 14-day and adopted resolutions regret- proposed Introduction of Aslatlo labor place and asking the Government not to the $325,000,000 war debt on the Countrfy before representative institutions bad Ueen granted. Gen. Botha made a hi in which he said that the Dutch did speech! not wish to obstruct, but to assist. th Government. -. Peace In Nicaragua Assured. r SANl BALVADOR, Jaiy z It Is an- noun c4d here that the Conservative Partr aragua has offered unconditional BUppOBt to President 7elfcva Th irranra. ment Vas made at Granada and neaca la Nicaragua Is thereby assured. 8tr4s Delays a Carnetjle Library. Sfftimt Tlu Ntw York Timet. - NEW BRUNSWICK. K. JM July i-Work Is at A atandstlil on the new Carnegie Li brary In this city because of the New York City bLlldlng strikes. It waa expected that marbl i. tile, and ornamental workers would be her to-day from New York with the material?! tor completing the interior of the bulldlii; but they did not arrive. It was learnefi that they will not be abie to eomo here sntli the New York strike is at aa end. It hud been planned to dedicate the building early In September, but the ceremony lias been indefinitely postponed. AuOTHEJt 5TH AVENUE GALLERY Modern Dutch, Frentih, and Spanish Pictures at a New Art Shop,' - The new galloAeS of Messrs. FUhel, A flier A Bchwarta at 8T'J Ilflh Avenuit are finished, not, indeed, to the last poin t, but so far corapleto as to be open for Infection. The entire buUdlnir has been nnade and a notable facade takes the place of the old brownstone front. The entrance Is en the street level Into a lofty room embracing the former bs seme tt and first ittory. Through a tall, passage with barret vaulting, the sides lined with marble facings and pillars, one sees the second gallery , oa a slightly higher level. Tills is hung with a pale green figured paper and Is designed for water-colors and pastels. Beyond, and again slightly higher, is a third , room in crimson with stairs at the back leading to the fourth gallery, likewise clad in a rich red wall decoration. . These Inner galleries have sky windows which flood the pictures with daylight in the murkiest weather and bring out the most delicate shades of the oil paintings. The architect is Mr. Edward Neckarsulmer. Under" the Mgb gallery in the rear are the stables and storerooms of the shop, having aa entrance from the side street, so that pictures can be taken in and out with the least interference with the main shop, where, as usual with art dealers, the prints and pictures In black and white are shown, Given the ordinary New York lot, the arrangement of this house is decidedly novel, and the interior, with Us vista of galleries opening One- behind the other and gradually ascending. Is decidedly pleasing. The architect has treated the Interior In a Urge yet sumptuoui way, giving - broad spaces tor the eye to rest, on. lie has somewhat overdone the reds in the two inner galleries, however, which would be more restful and better for the pictures there displayed if a quieter -tone or some neutral tint had been chosen, such as he has supplied in the water color gallery. : The pictures are in place for the Summer. Among them a Dutch baby in a wicker cradle by Jacob Israels Is noticeable; also, a little head by Ludwlg Knaus, The Love Letter"; an ideal face of the blonde Bavarian type, .y Gabriel Max. probably painted long ago, with a wild rose at the breast-let 'us cajl It - ROsIeln auf der Ileide." An Edouard Detaille dated 1ST shows French Infantrymen skirmishing oa a massive stairway that seems to lead to an open Kjuare. Th.jy are firing aa they ascend tho steps, and men in the windows above are joining in the fjght. This Is a good specimen of Detallle's early work. ' Late Frtnch work is a graceful "Pandora" by C. A. Lenoir, a young girl clad in one thin robe of white, carrying a golden box. Hern is one of the sensuous women, half Gypsy, half Spaniard, by 1 lie. Juan Roman!, and lienner la represented by one of his half-lengths of a young woman with very dead-white complexion, red lips, soulful eyes shadowed by dusky hair, and one 'Spot made by a red flower on her breast. Another lienner Is a sketchy profile of a girl in Alsatian headdress of dark blue, evidently a patriotic head, having reference to the lost provinces. Several pleasing bits of landscape with running water are by Frits Thaulow, the most interesting a moonlight on a canal in a French or Flemish town, with the old 'ow bouses on both sides. A French village street lacks the crinkly water which la the earmark of Thaulow s work. A Daublgny is In the same case. It Is not a river scio, but a French farm Inndscape with haystack and plowman. Boudln is represented by an unpretentious little view of a straggling town distributed on both banks of a creek or stream, across which runs a bridge. In the foreground on sandy soil the rowboats which are drawn up, each giving a se purs is note of color, indicate by their shape the nearness of salt water. There is a small " Heated Oriental Bentl-nel " by Bargue In one of these galleries which la notable for the ease and natural-Tiess of the pose, but lacks the high. For-tuny-like key of the brusbwork we associate with this short-lived master. It Is not finished In parts, but has a good deal of merit. Doubtless, had he lived, liargue would have put bis miniature touch to the Oriental face and added value to the picturesque garb. An early example of William Bouguereau dated 1ST 2 shows an Italian girl In white chemise, dark-red overaklrt. greenish-bluo homespun skirt, and dull red and yellow flowers in ber hair, leaning her arm on a tambourine as she sits pensive and alone. It is not so tight In painting as Bouguer-eau's later work. The pose is natural, sug-gestlQg fatigue, the expression that of an exile suffering from nostalgia. - The color scheme -Is uncommonly soft and restful. Altogether this pictsre gives a much better impression of Bouguereau than his later symbolical figures. It realiy baa feeUng and charm, surprising as it may seem to find either charm or real feeling In this bard and self-conscious master's work. There are several pleasing little interiors with sheep and poultry by Charles Jacque. and some nicely toned little townscapes by Jose Weiss. An old violin player by Jlm-enes-Aranda Is a delightful bit of realistic genre, lie sits before an old green wainscot In a tavern; his big white beaver la thrown to the stone floor, and on his head he wears a tall. soft, conical affair like a nightcap. He wears a dark gray coat, and liver-colored breeches. It is a bit painted with a good deal of pleasure by the Spanish artist. . The OerOme Is not one of the old master's happiest hits. A group of Orientals In colored turbans and robes Issues from a mosque. On ' the left are veiled women squatting on the ground before baskets heaped with oranges. Two brown dogs are near tbetn. - Having no particularly inter-enting story to tell, Gerome's hard brush-work and inability to feel colors with delicacy leave him here In a rather poor plight. One turns with relief to a little dish of still life by Volion. who may not have had the ablUty to tell much of ,a story In paint, but certainly understood the subtle language of color and bow to express textures in a way to raise them into fine art. Zlem, Clays, Curot. and other painters are seen In these galleries to greater or less advantage as the caso may be. A pleasant half-hour can be spent In picking out the finer examples. Among the Important art galleries on the stretch of Fifth Avenue from Twenty-third to Forty-third 8treet those of Fishel, Adier A Schwarts wlU have to be considered hereafter. ART NOTES. ) lhe. Smith Memorial Oateway in Fair-mount Park, Philadelphia, Is almost ready for unveiling. It is after designs by Mr. James M. tVindrim, architect, and consists of two semicircular wings of white stone on opposite sides of a roadway, two pillars rising from the ends of the wings nearest the roadway, being crowned by standing bronse figures of Gens. Meade' and Reynolds. Each sweep to right aad left is pierced by an arched entrance, supported on double columns, and the walls of these semicircular wings are' diversified by niches for statues. '! A balustrade finishes the wings; above the arches. In the spandrlls to right and left of each arch are figures In high relief oh both sides, making four to each archway and eight in ail. They are supplied by Mr. J. Massey Rhlnd. and represent in female, winged, and draped forms, twelve fet high, the following themes: Victory and Army. Navy, and Peace; Strength and Fame. Heroism and Courage, facing each other in couples. The Smith Memorial is to cost half a million . dollars, and provides f. laces for a good many more statues than t has at present. The names of military and naval men of National and local fame are writ lartre on the entablatures of the two sundered portions of the gateway. A painting of the battle of North Point, near Baltimore, between American militia and the British forces on Sept 12, 1814. Just after the burning of the Capitol and White House at Washington, has been identified in the collection of Dr. Wallace Neff.of Washington. It was painted' by Thomas Ruckle, who took part In the defense of Baltimore, and ' was identified through aa old lithograph which appeared in the sale of Dr. Crim's pictures and bric-a-brac In Baltimore. The latter .waa published in 1S3U As depicted by Ruckle, the hastily gathered troops under .Gen. John Strieker are remarkable' for the variety and colors of their uniforms, so that -the picture la a faithful record of the uniforms worn at the time by the Washington Blues, Fells Point Lluht Dragoons, First Baltimore Hussars, Maryland Chasseurs, ladexwndent Light Dragoons.. Union .TTTLY- 3, 10G3. - - ,,,,-1 . : 1 The'-IJaticnaL j - J 5 Cent Cigar ; '-; ' Ske smoke that loved frora ooe end o the courtrj ta the other. The Loeit Selling Brand of Cigars ' ' in the World " ; ' ' " . Th lUaef Is thm So- Pntcam, . i1www.WmWMiww,w,w,i , ., TC.u...J....-1-mT-.- ; ...... Sx....,,,,,., . , ui M- ..,,, ! Q.afr"j -American : and Eagle Artllleta, oulth. frtUltry of de'rlckM4. 7tt ,, -- vvniuaiucs, JUV Van iTlU Lh?-"1 -difficulty of getUng any -"'v'kh wora irom sucn a net- ?r?.nu! n"tur of bands whose only Ii""' ,or tn-. mott Pari. bd been a picnic once or tw r. tv,. w... . . could be expected of them was such a de-In5? ."w,i?nd" to their credit In the battle Sii?.rth Po'nt- Had these States learned anything from the War of the Revolution. Tch'a still recent history at the time! the British troops would never have rejoined their ships. It is a curious record of wiuvin;iDie optimism or Americans a -------- - yn-iujo vj one ox the volunteers of 1814. ' In Bos ten Mr. Bela L. Pratt has finished the small models for three colossal groups to decorate the tower of the Electricity uuiiaing at the World's Fair la Bt. Louis. Light and Shadow," to stand on the apex of the tower, consists of three figures. in the middle stands a nude goddess of light, holding above her head a cluster of electrlo lamps rayed like a star, which srs to send a tremendous sheet of light across the MlssliistppL On each side of the god dess crouches a woman, her head concealed under clouds of drapery. On a lower level, at corners of the tower, come the Other groupe of three figures each. One represents Llgntnlng. the other the Aurora Koreans, 'in former expresses by Its rig-ures the terror with which human belnss regard the effects of lightning; frffe latter the surprise and awe produced on the mind by an illumination of the night sky. Ogawa Sanchi San is an artist who was graduated from the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in Toklo, and now studies in the Chicago Art Institute. He is a specialist in flower composing, and Is at work Illustrating a book of Japanese fairy tales which is about to be. published by a bookseller in Chicago. . Treasure trove, according to the law of Great Britain and Ireland, Is still the same as Blackstone defined it. " money, or coin, gold, silver, plate, or bullion found bidden in the earth, the owner thereof being unknown." The British Crown has won its suit against the British Museum to decide who is the legal owner of the gold ship and gold ornaments found in 1800 on the banks of Lough Foyle. The museum paid 13,000 for these ancient objects. It is probable that the Crown will give them in custody to the Royal Irish Academy for permanent exhibition. Whether suit wlll.now.be en tered by the Trustees or the British Museum to recover S3.U0O from the Fellow of the Royal Irish Academy who-sold them remains to be seen. He bouaht them from a Jeweler in Belfast, and the latter from tn farmer on waose iana iney were rouno. A monument to soldiers and sailors de signed by Rudolf Schwars of Indianapolis has been dedicated at South Bend. Ind. It is a square shaft or obelisk crowned by a fourteen-foot figure of a standard bearer In bronxe. The shaft has a florid decorated cap. compartments formed by anda running round Its circumference, and a lower section a -good deal ornamented with various rims, ridges, garlands, and other carved decorations. - It rests on a base with projecting . piers at me lour comers. On these corners stand tour bronse flcures of a cavalryman, artillerist. Infantryman, and sailor. The whole is ti feet bigli and is of granite. Near Mets the cutting for a suburban railway has laid bare- four monuments and sixty gravestones with inscriptions belonging to the period of Rome's control of Gaul. No less than three stones : have carved on them the figure of Epona, the old Italian goddess who 'presided over stables and was often depicted riding a horse; a fourth shows a seated figure of Plenty, with apples on her lap. gravestone carved with a flower, on which sits an owL has the words " D. M. Jun. Cur-tulllae. and another the rame " Catellini C'apras." The name of the horse goddess is supposed to o aenvea xrora an old variant. Kpus.-on the Latin word Kquus. a parallel to the Greek word Hippos, hcrse. ... i A statue of Charles Gamier, architect of the Grand Opera House la Parts, was on-veiled at the recent opening of the museum of .the Opera. Among the objects to be seen in this unique musewm are portraits and relics of famous composers and singers, water colors for Verdi's " Macbeth.'7 by Alphonse de Neuvllle; old p ay bills, models of bygone Opera Houss. and other things belonging to tho history of the FrencH Academy et Music. The actress Mme. Le Bariry has given an order foca gold tiara to be worn in " Le Retour de Jerusalem," by Maurice Donna y. It will be mad bv Rouchotnowski of Odessa, who lorged tbe greater part of the tiara of Saitapharnea. ';' . ! " ' . - 'a" "'. . The Cincinnati Art Club haa been holding its Spring exhibition with ninety-three pictures contributed by thirty-rive artists. For the clubhouse the Committee on Purchase has selected the following pictures: "Lingering Snow," by Frank Oirardln; "A Virginia Kvenlns." by J. F. Karhart. and " N1 ood Interior,'" by Paul JbUchen-bach. ; ... -- : A bronse statue of John Burns, the citizen who took his rifle and fought at Gettysburg as a regiment ail to himself, has been unveiled on the battlefield.' Burns tried to enlist In 1SL but was rejected on account of his ag. When Lee Invade Pennsylvania In is'Cl he determined to light on his own recognisance. unJ hl bravery t was mentioned In Gen. Dcubleday a report. He stands bareheaded In cltlxeii's clothes, holding his rifle la the right hund. COMMENDS CITY PARKS. ' F W, Kslsey Says Reports of Esrly Decay of Central Park Wsrs Mis- -leading and Erroneous. ' Frederick W. Kelscy. ex-Park Commissioner of Essx County, N. J., and a member of the Committee on Parka of the Municipal Art Society, bad this to say yesterday regarding the condition of the parks in Greater New York -'"The people of Greater New Tork who have not recently - looked thronga the parks, especially those in the Manhattan and Brooklyn Boroughs, can have little appreciation of the, present. beauty and attractions of these places of recreation aad their excellent condition at this time. "The sensational reports given out last season regarding the early decay of Central Park were as misleading and erroneous as they were absurd and uncalled for. How any one making a profession of landscape architecture, and an official of the Park Department at that, could have been ao-crmited with the authorship and authority for those alarming predictions, la to the aversge layman quit unaccountable. The present appearanoe of the parks Is a complete vindication of the- report of the able and competent experts who were later employed by the Park Board to Investigate !w . .tw-t ' deep Interment process' tnat bad been recommended for restating the decaying tendency In Central Park. t,ven a casual examination should have been sufficient to warrant the experts In completely ignoring, as they did in their report, the nonsensical recommendations mentioned. It is doubtful If the trees, shrub groupings, and lawns were ever more beautiful or -gene rally in better condition than now. "' Central Park, as are all the other perks or the city, is improving with age. The specimen plane trees, maples, elms, Undtns. borse chestnuts, beeches, oaks, and other varieties, instead of showing decay, are in the prime of normal and vigorous development, and will continue to grow in attractiveness for msny years to come. The plan adopted for the" restoration ef the overgrown shrubbery plantations and improvement of the lawns appears to have been generally effective. The thinning proems has produced good results, and can no doubt be further employed to excellent advantage. "One of the most noticeable recent Improvements tn Central Park Is the changed condition for tbe bettor in tbe native wood section, known aa the Ramble.' This central portion of the Park was for years, and until quite recently, overgrown with ithi-gy and unsightly undergrowth, without either system or arrangement, unattractive and quite out of keeping with the other portions of the Park. The massing of large quantities of the native rhododendrons and kalmlaa and tbe Improvement of the lawn sections have produced a tranaformatlon as attractive as It is interesting t look upon. "In Brooklyn, park and parkway development Is going en space. Prospect Park, with Its beautiful lawns, plantings, drives, Uke. rose garden, and Vale of Cashmere' remains as always thw oentral feature. The acquisition and improvement of tha adjoining east -side lands, with the wonderful transformation of those lands from a common dumping ground to an attractive modern gark. now nearlnr com Die Hon l. of the accomplishments of the nasi resr 1 that the oeople will no doubt be iuly " thankful for. Perhaps the next most lm- l portent Improvement Is the cornpetion of r m uctiq nriwiy mna its terminal Seaside Park, the park at Coney Island. Here is a marnificertt boulevard directly connecting Prospect Park with tat attractive seaside park, both features of tbe Brooklyn Psrk svstem that will be likely to receive more and nor the approval and appreciation of the public ss time goee on. " The new Sunset Park is blng rapidly developed and is in a section w-lwre a perk Is neoded. commands a grand view from the high ground at the summit, aad will soon add anothur attraction to the parka of the borough. The beeuMfui wstsr views from Bensonhurst and Fort Hamilton Parks and from the Bay Ridge Drive Parkway will always remain attractions in tbe western portion of the city. " Th Improvements now being made at the RJSgewood. Park are of a substantial and jk-rmanent character, and thia will eoon rick as one of the finest small parks of the greater city, connected as It le witn. Prospect Park bv the Eastern Parkway. The views near the Rldgewood Park Ree-eryolr are remarkably fine, and the native trees and wool growth of that park give it already a flnUhed appearance. . " Of the recent changes for the better In the development of tbe Brooklyn park system perhaps no single improvement Is more noticeable than the work now going on converting Fourth Avenue from e noisy unsiicbtly. 'old-time' street Into a seriss of small parks aad a most attractive parkway. Cobblestones and Belgian pavements have given way to greensward, line of trees and shrubbery, and asphalt driveways on each side. The completed portion of this parkway from Sixtieth Street to Fortieth Btreet furnishes a forcible object lesson In the advsrtages accruing from ira- firoved civic con.lltona. and what enterpris-ng management of a nunlcip.i department may- accomplish for local betterment within a very short time. " With the present plans for the eaianrvd and improved parks ana parkways carried ort la Manhattan. Brocfclyis. and the Urona lioroughe the diversified attractions of the New Tork park will have grown with the growth of population SDd resource of the rreater city and will continue as new. ariong the moat beautiful parks In the world." . , FOR REFORMED JEWISH CREEDi Conference of Amerlcsn Rafcbla ConsloV rlnj Sugseitlon of Prof. MarjoJIg. . DETROIT, MIcK. July i-The' Central Conference of American RabbU to-day beard a paper oa the " Theological Aspect cf Mcd-irn Judalwn," by Dr. M. U aUrgoJs, Pmfetjr of Semitic Laj-guaffs la the University of California. At the clore vf tie papr Dr. Mara oils submitted outlines f a r-iormea j tin creet sna a:a: 1 In. rriurmM jews. e want to Iiave I a creed, we mut and ehail kit a zrro;r ecvieciasttual organization. Lei us have t "Oct lhe Habit." 5 v Off for lhe Fourth? Put on ths Unioa blus ths truf blifTserfe suit we sell for Q dorun Panimi Straw Hat, so'J elsewhere fcr $S, usually J5J.50 here. 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