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THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. NEW YORK, SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 1901. 7 - rFLOBOS GUT OFF MAILS FROM NEW ORLEANS CITY Railroads Expected to Resume Oper jrations To - day Port Eads Anemometer Broken. - 'S LAST RECORD 72 MILES. Reports From Mobile Soldiers aw Fort Morgan Had a Hard Time. Shipping Incidents. Tew Orleans, August 17 Louisville and Jashvllle officials here announced to - day that traffic over the line will be opened on 'feunday. Nothing has come in over that line fcince Wednesday. The Northeastern has' not yet opened its line. New Orleans depends for its eastern mail 'oa these two lines and the crippling of both has completely shut out all letters and 'papers from that section for several'days. Dr Isaac Cllne of the Weather Bureau received' a report from the weather observer at Port Eads to - day stating that the wind on Wednesday carried away the aneomometer A MORNING CIRCLE cups which gauge the velocity of the wind, the highest velocity taken just before being seventy - two miles an hour. The hurricane struck west of the Mississippi and moved northeast. It will be several days before wire communication with New Orleans will be re - established from Port Eads. Mobile, Ala., August 17 The first advices received from the lower bay since the storm came to - day by the United States Quartermaster's steamer Poe. For three hours the storm blew at the rate of sixty miles an hour at the fort. Three kitchens of the officers' quarters were blown down. The mess htffll was badly damaged" and the building aCjoining was unroofed. The tents used by the workmen were blown away. The old shed on the quarantine breakwater was washed off. The railroad track acted as a breakwater for the camp, but finally gave way and the camps weTe flooded with water waist deep. The schooner Foster Rice was dismantled but al hands are reported safe. A small schooner hailing from below Below is ashore on Sand Island and a large cattle steamship Jfisaid to be ashore eight miles east of Pen - sacola. The storm is said to have cut Sand Island into three parts. At Fort Gaines the United States engineers' docks were badly damaged. The sloop used for carrying passengers and freight from Fort Gaines to Fort Morgan is on the beach. The small wharf on the north side of the fort was blown down. At Navy Cove the storm was especially severe. The family of Captain Alexander Johnson was rescued by boat. Many houses were flooded. No coastwise vessels have reached Mobile since the storm and the exact state of affairs along the Gulf has not yet been learned. The greatest damage at Mobile has been to the small craft and lumber mills. The market gardeners of the marsh district suffered severely, their homes having been inundated and their gardens ruined. On the eastern shore of Mobile Bay the only damage was to wharves, bath houses and small boats. At Coden, on the western shore, fences, bath houses and small boats suffered, but no lives were lost. The schooner Mexican Gulf is reported to have gene to pieces on the beach and the sloop Lyons was beached. The steamship Harold arrived from the fruit islands to - day and reported having sighted the schooner Foster Price of Pen - sacola dismantled about fifty - four miles from Fort Morgan. The Harold was not delayed by the storm. The four masted schooner Asa T. Stowell is still ashore on Sound Island flats between Mobile and Daphne. CHINESE ENVOY 'TO THE KAISER Berlin, August 17 Emperor William has ordered the orangerie building in the Sans Souci Park, at Potsdam, to be prepared as a KINDERGARTEN residence for Prince Chun, the Chinese Special Envoy to Germany who is to apologize for the murder of Boron von Ketteler. Owing to the mourning for Dowager Empress Frederick there will be no festivities on the Envoy's arrival, but Prince Chun will be invited to be present at several military func - WIND Flood WORK OS THE Y. M: C. A. A Significant Statement of Facts by a Boston Newspaper. Few people outside those immediately interested realize the growth and extent of the educational work carried on by the Young Men's Christian Association, amounting, as a matter of fact, to the functions of a national university of practical teaching, with its branches in every city of the country. The system of administration naturally differs from that of our public schools. Standard courses, it seems, are maintained by international examinations. Branches from grammar school to university find legitimate place. Pupils are of all conditions and classes of men. It follows that the classes are composed of men already in the whirl of life past the schoolroom, able to devote only a little time to study, anxious to do all they can, and unwilling to spend time on much that would be unessential. With fifty subjects taught, the courses are certainly adapted to the special needs of the associations. It is very significant that there are 27,000 men spending on an average forty - eight hours of .recitation each season, or double the number of ten years ago. Last year it seems, 1,520 certificates were won by men in 115 associations, the movement having so developed in organization and in standard of work done that 110 colleges and universities recognize these certificates for matriculation. The board of examiners certainly presents an array of names that should command IN THE KINDERGARTEN OF SCHOOL confidence, including Hamilton W. Mabie, professor Adams of Johns Hopkins University, Professor Hodge of Clark University, Professor Beman of the University of Michigan; Professor Thomas of Columbia University, and a dozen others of equally high repute in educational work. Undoubtedly the work, so carefully arranged and so ably conducted, has proved a great stimulus to working young men in directing their thoughts to self - culture and to higher mental attainments. It is easy to believe that thousands of young men occupy good positions which they never could have attained but for the evening classes of the. Young Men's Christian Associations. KINDERGARTEN MARCH IN Moreover,, in addition to its concerted evening school movement, the association wields a powerful educational leverage in its libraries and reading rooms, its congresses, topic clubs, and various other well known forms of educational, social work, which are reported in increasing numbers and quality each year. In no way probably could the Young Men's Christian Association have so completely demonstrated Its usefulness as by thus becoming a great educational institution without laying aside its religious motive. And it Is safe to say that there is no feature of Its many sided work so OF SCHOOL NO. 125 OFF FOR A TRIP efflclent and so 60ught after as the opportunities for culture. Boston Transcript. CONGER ISIN PEKING. Peking, August 17 Edwin 11. Conger, the United States Minister to China, has arrived ere. T III PUBLIC KINDERGARTENS Work of Instructors in the Sixteen Schools During Vacation Time. SOME OF THE PROGRAMMES. Sewing Without a Needle a Feat Accomplished by Some Youngsters. There are sixteen klrdergartens in the vacation schools attached to the public school system in Brooklyn. These are under the super vision of Mrs. Isabel P Pashley, and the sum - i mer work has been planned and carried out j along the lines introduced by Miss Fannio - belle Curtis, director of kindergartens in the public schools. Cool and'commodious quarters have been selected in all the buildings and the rooms have been specially prepared for kindergarten work. The desks and chairs of the regular class room have been removed, where a kindergarten room did not exist, and in their places are - long and low tableB and NO. 125. small chairs to fit the small sitters. A background of flowers and pictures has also been provided, and the kindergartens have been supplied with the necessary wherewithal for the educational development of the child. There are boxes of blocks, known to the initiated as "building gifts"; fancy colored papers, which in the little hands may assume wonderful life - like forms; clay for modeling, paint boxes for work in colors, material for weaving mats, which have become almost the trade mark of the kindergartner. A newer development in the course of study is known as "sewing without the SCHOOL No. 125 THREE CHEERS FOR needle." The very name suggests necromancy but a piece of cardboard, long or square or round, with a colored bit of worsted or string, is all that is necessary for this new school of sewing. So simple Is the work that when kindergarten is over the child may be found at home with worsted In hand cutting small slits in the edge of the cardboard and staying the thread in these notches, thus forming an outline picture geometrical in style. Xo general programme has been laid down to be'followcd by all the kindergartners in the several schools, but In each locality the programme has been woven around the ex - TO THE SEASHORE. periences which would appeal to the children of that neighborhood. A few Incidents gathered from these schools this summer will serve to show the broad Hues cn which this important work has been based. In Public School No. 5, corner of Duffleld and Johnson streets, Mirs Brice, the prln - cipal, has arranged for the kindergartners. Miss Root and Miss Sours, to go out from their class rooms to the playgrounds for a short period of time each morning. The playground is on the shady side of the building and there the children, with the blue skies above them; join in their songs and games. In School No.. IS, in Pacific street, near Court. Principal Furey has brought into use a piano, and this Is one of the kindergartens in which the children enjoy a real musical treat each day, and they respond quickly to what is good in music. Perhaps no better illustration can be given of the value the children themselves attach to their work than to cite the case of a child in School No. 21, in McKibbin street, near Manhattan avonue, who still treasures a string of red and yellow beads which she made a year ago in the summer school. In this school more than one hundred little children are enrolled In the kindergartens, which are under the charge of Miss Wilson and Miss Whlfehill, with Miss O'Leary and Miss Squires as assistants. Miss Egan, principal of School Xo. 40, in Fifteenth street, near Fourth avenue, presents an inspiring sight in the children of from 4 to 8 years of age united in their marching and games. The entire floor space of six large class rooms has been thrown together, and at the period of play the sliding doors are thrown open. From the vantage ground of the platform one may see at a glance three circles of children, with perhaps fifty in a circle. The work is in charge of Miss Peet and Miss Webster and their assistants, Miss Davenport and Miss Hunter. On entering this long room the children are heard singing: FMd you ever see a lassie Do this way and that? In each ring the children follow the motions of their leader', be it clapping the hands, marking time with the feet, or a bodily motion to and fro, the attention of each child being riveted to the circle of which he or she is an integral part. Principal Bryant of School Xo. 75. corner of Evergreen avenue, and Ralph street, took great pleasure In sending the children of the kindergarten on an excursion, escorting them himself to the ears and seeing them safely started on the way. Mrs. Ware and Miss Rlggs, the kindergartners, took the little ones to Fort. Greene Park, and the visitors were very much impressed with what they saw, particularly with the big trees which border the green common. Under their spreading hranches the children joined hands and played their singing games. The kindergarten quarters in School No. 125, corner of Blake and Thntford avenues, are the most complete of any open this summer in the schools. There the principal, Miss Vail, and the kindergartners, Mis3 Morey and Mrs. Oddie, have interested their children in . nature work and the seeds planted the first day of school are now many inches high.: The beans have proved to be veritable beans that belonged to Jack who had the famous stalk, for the vines are now clinging to the supports and cast a wee bit of shade at the windows. The children have watched their growth and with pencil and brush have put their observations on paper nt. the different stages of the plant.' lives. It is not difficult to recognize the cotyled - onous leaves of the bean and the spear like shbot of the corn In the illustrations thus made. On the blackboard In the room some excellent chalk work has been done. Illustrating the rainbow tints and the colors o! the spectrum, and there are also a large howl of flowers and a picture of the flowers, which the children themselves have brought to the kindergarten. One day last week the children in the kin - derarten of School No. 20, in Union avenue, near Metropolitan avenue, went with their teachers, Mrs. Silliman and - Miss Major, on a trolley ride to Richmond Hill, where they were met and made welcome by Jacob Rils, who became their guide to a field filled with daisies, where the little visitors enjoyed a more or less riotous hour in gathering huge bunches, of the blossoms to take to their homes. On a recent morning the mothers of the children were invited to visit the kindergarten in School No. 79, in Kosciusko street, near Sumner avenue, of which Miss McLoughlin is principal. 'She, with Miss Hay and Miss Allaire, received their visitors and the children were able to show their friends studies In butterfly life which they had Interpreted by brush and needle work. They enjoyed the children's games and the excitement of an imitation of a real trip in a trolley car. In School No. 30, In Walcott street, near Van Brunt, there are two connecting rooms devoted to the kindergarten. The Misses THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE. Wadsworth, West, Choate and Rice, the kindergartners, have just returned with their children from a walk, and the little ones are drawing with color in brown and green illustrations of what they saw abroad. A friend in Massachusetts has sent to the kindergarten in School No. 59, in Leonard street, near Nassau avenue, a box of ferns and mosses, which the kindergartners, Miss Galbralth and Miss Kellogg have used to good purpose among their charges. Among tho treasures found in the box Is a tiny pine tree and a hickory nut already sprouted. The kindergarten at Barren Island is in a pleasant room in the new school building which was opened this spring. It is a fair sight that greets the eye from the windows looking over the waters of Canarsie Bay, with the fisherman's boat and the sea gulls flying wild and free. The Island itself is over a mile long, with the factories that have made their location so famous at ono end, the church in the middle andjjje school house at the other end. Principal Edwards and the other teachers in the summer school have made the island their home during the summer sessions In the teachers' quarters attached to the school building. One long street runs the length of Barren Island, 3tretched on the height of lami4 a formation of the nature of the Long Island sand dunes. The houses arc of one or two stories, with yards in front bright with blossoming flowers. Their inhabitants are mostly Poles and negroes, and their children in the kindergarten are bright, active little people, in love with nature and tho sea by which they are surrounded. About eighty children in School No. 1, corner of Adams and Concord streets, of which Miss Taaffe is principal, were treated to an outing last week. The children were from the kindergarten, occupation class and a few of tho older classes. The excursion was taken under the direction of Miss Butter - worth and Miss Brown, the kindergartners. who report nn the occasion: "The morning being delightfully cool and refreshing, we considered ourselves doubly fortunate. The car called for us and we traveled by way of Third avenue and Sixty - sixth street to Coney Island. We had a view of the shipping and an extended ride through the farming districts. We spent an hour at the beach playing and digging in the sand, which we were loathe to leave, though many of the children bronchi home bottles of sand and quantities of shells as mementoes of the trip. ' Returning, we took the Culver route, passing j Prospect Park and tho soldiers' monument. The children were seemingly Impressed by tho park entrance and the arch. They were j enthusiastic over the entire trip." SAINT - SAENS HONORED. Berlin. August 17 Emperor William hilt made Charles Snlnt - Saens, the French composer of music, n foreign knight of the Order of Pour lc Merlto GOOD UK OF SCHOOL The Only Bright Spot for the Children of That Desolate Place. DISCOMFORTS OF TEACHERS. Life There So Disagreeable That Most of Them Make the Trip From Brooklyn. Barren Island ceased to be interested in dead horses for a short time Friday. The little children of the place were having a celebration at the vacation school, it was the last day of the term and one hundred and fifty pupils took part in the closing exercises. There were white children and black children, some barefooted, others dressed with evident care for the occasion. When they came trooping out of the school building in response to a call from the superintendent, one thought of the Pled Piper of Hanielin, such a motley train of youngsters they were. The vacation school is the one bright spot upon the island, it is carried on throughout the winter and there is an extra summer term which closed Friday and which is attended quite as regularly by these unfortunate little ones unfortunate, indeed, to be THE BARREN brought up amidst the sordid environment of Barren Island. It is a fact that many of these children whose parents are employed in the garbage crematory have never left the island for a day since their birth; some of them are twelve years old and up to a year ago knew practically nothing beyond how to prepare garbage for cremation, or the proper method for disposing of horse carcases. With the opening of the vacation school last summer th.e,condition began to improve and the work which has been accomplished by the teachers is gratifying and encouraging as an indication of what may yet be accomplished there. The, school building Is a bright, .clean looking wooden building, painted gray and white, next to it a smaller house' has been erected for the use of the superintendent's family and any of the teachers who may care to live there. It is a tiresome journey back and forth Iicm Barren Island daily and expensive also, for the teachers have to pay their own fares and the boat trip from Canarsie to the island is 25 cents. Not a very large sum it may appear on first thought, but these teachers do cot receive higher salaries than city teachers and the work is much more arduous. For example, a Barren Island teacher must leave Brooklyn at 7 A. M. in order to arrive in time for her duties; then the trip which is disagreeable enough in warm weather is doubly so when undertaken on cold winter mornings. Long before one arrives at the Barren Island dock its proximity is apparent. The villainous odors from the crematory and the glue factory are blown boatwards as a warning to approaching visitors. The vacation school Is situated at the far end of the island some six or eight minutes' walk from the crematories, but the teachers say that ;t is almost unbearable at times when the wind blows from that direction. "Some of us tried living down here last summer," said one pretty teacher, "but wo gave It up In disgust. The rooms In the teacher' building are not furnished, so we went to the expense of fitting them up with our own furniture, but we simply could not stand it, even the long, tiresome journey :3 preferable to the inconveniences with which we had to contend down here. The water tank in our house was in an indescribable condition of filth, and there is not any water fit to drink upon the island. There are a number of wells on the Island from which Two of the Scholars. It must be carried to the house. Usually it tastes like oil, though sometimes by way of variation It is flavored much more horribly. And the food! Of course we had to do our own cooking, but we couldn't get a bit of fruit on the Island, and the meal was awful. They allow it Id stand on the counters and It . taken from the 'clutches' of the flies long enough tn serve a customer and then delivered up to them once more. Oh, I use the word 'elutoboy' advisedly, you never saw anything so ferocious s the P.arren Island file.!. During our lunfheon hour we always have a In tie maid employed in keeping the files Irorn our table, and even then they will alight, on the rim of one's teacup and remain placidly undisturbed while one Is drinking. Several days ago one of the teachers opened a can of condensed milk and In :i rash moment went away, leaving It on the table. When she rame back, five minutes later, she had to throw it awav, the can was black with flies. "When the school first opened we were tempted to come down on account of the Increased salaries, but they have reduced our salaries a dollar a day this season, although they have finally agreed to compromise by allowing us our boat fare hereafter." "Next winter we shall have to live down here," said another teacher. "What they will do in regard to sanitary arrangements I do not know, but It is to be hoped there will be an effort at some Improvement. I do not mean that it is compulsory for us to remain here, but our experiences last winter in getting back and forth were such that we do not care for a repetition of them." The employes on the Island live in small wooden houses which might be - called huts; for these they pay the company $8 to $12 a month. It is not possible for them to buy their homes, miserable as they are for the powers that be refuse to sell the ground. A few bedraggled sunflowers serve to decorate their "gardens" and the houses are all in a row. each having a number, like a convict settlement or the outdoor wards of a pest - house. Indeed, the casual visitor might easily mistake the place for such. Amidst such an environment these little children are being "raised." Down at the opposite end of the Island and near to the crematory Is a dance hall, where a monthly "soiree" takes place. There is a saloon adjacent, for liquor is plentiful on Barren Island, and sometimes when work in the crematory is too hard and the hopelessness of the life dawns in a dull way upon some drunken workman of the garbage heaps, be kills his wife, perhaps, or his child, and then the deadly dullness of the island is relieved and the murder furnishes a topic for Island conversation, other than "dead horse." The marsh land and sand soil of the place prohibits the possibility of any save the crudest gardening and even were it possible to cultivate flowers or fruit, it remains a doubt whether the inhabitants would find it of Interest. They find amusement in the saloon and the dance hall and one teacher of the vacation school was much exercised over the fact that one of her kindergarten pupils, aged 3 years, announced that she was "golns to the ball." If the mothers do not take their ISLAND SCHOOI,. children to these parties they must themselves remain at home, therefore the entire family attends and as tho dancing men are limited, the young white women frequently choose negro partners and the children look on and drink in, as children do, all the sightr, and sounds of the seamy side of Barren Island society. The school is the only counteracting influence. There they find refinement unknown in their homes and the teachers say the children are clever tots, ready at receiving ideas, docile and taking a hearty interest in the school work. The exhibit of the work for the past term was shown in the large school hall Friday. There were baskets made by the oldest children, specimens of clay modeling, some of them colored, excellent examples of sewing in the form of garments made by the older girls and distributed to them after the close of the exercises; then there were villages and Indian camps made of folded paper and built in long flat boxes partly filled with sand, and a cooking exhibit, jellies and cakes, and vegetables served with a garnish such as was never seen before on Darren Island. And the children enjoyed the day; It was an event in their lives. They arc healthy, strong - limbed youngsters notwithstanding their life in such a place. They laughed and sang and recited and trooped into the playground as happily as city children might and to - morrow they will be searching the heaps of garbage for treasures in the form of silver spoons and forks and even bits of jewelry; one family prides itself upon the star collection of silverware upon the island, having at least a dozen silver spoons removed from the garbage heaps by the zealous younger members of the household. Daniel S. Edwards is the principal of the vacation school, his assistants are Luclle Marlog. Frederick W. Leider, Mahelle l'erry, Lillic Frnser. Kate Simmons. Jessie Morrison, Margaret Morrison. Mrs. Edwards, John Ger'stenberg and Hattle Davis. - SATS BOTHA WILL SURRENDER. London Sun's Advices Indicate Practical End of Transvaal War. London, August 17 The Sun, to - day, says It hears that the concentration of General Botha's forces, at Hondweni. on the borders of Zululand, (announced in a despatch from Durban last night, which also said Lord Kitchener was moving with a strong force on tho place), does not foreshadow a light with Botha, but his surrender, in pursuance with an understanding readied between General Botha and Lord Kitchener. The. Sun adds that the Government Is so satisfied that the war 1 virtually over that Lord Milner, (now on his way hack to South Africa), has In his pocket the draft of a complete Constitution and plans for the future government of the annexed territories. NEWSPAPER DIRECTORY. According to Howell's American Newspaper Directory for 1901, there are In the United States 2.15S dally newspapers, 49 tri - wcekly, 472 semi - weekly, 14,827 weekly, 2 tri monthly. 60 bi - weekly, 275 semi - monthly, 2.7fU monthly, 2 semi - quarterly, 68 bi - monthly, 175 quarterly; total, 20.S79 newspapers and periodicals. The total numbor In BrltlHh territories. Including Newfoundland and In Cuba, is 965, making a grand total of 21,344. The June iBsue of the directory contains a description of all the papers and periodicals referred to. their politics or object, names of publishers, population of places where published, and circulation. For the purposes of business men who desire to cover the advertising field tho directory is an excellent medium. George P. Rowell & Co., New York. THE H. H. MEIER'S BOW DAMAGED. j London, August 17 The North German ! Lloyd stoamnhlp II. H. Meier, Captain I Stoenckeff, which was to sail from Bremen j to - day for New York, has had three bow ! plates damaged, allowing water to enter the ; fore peak, hy bumping a quay, which was ! also Injured. K. OF P. OFFICERS SUED. I Chicago. August 17 Suits for the recovery I of sums aggregating $13,000, alleged to have ! been withdrawn from the endowment rank. I Knights of Pythias, were filed In the circuit , court here to - day by the supreme lodge of the I I order against John A. Mioses', former prcsl - i dent of the board of control, and Hsnry H. j Stolte. former secretary of that body. REPUBLICANS RENOMINATED. Little Falls. N. Y., August 17 The llerki - i mer County Republican convention met In 1 Herkimer this afternoon and unanimously re - nominated S. 1). Allston of Illon for member of Asscmblv and I. U. Devendorf of Herkimer for county judge. TO ESTABLISH A COLONIAL ARMY. ' Berlin, August 17 The Lokal - Anzciger I" - I day confirms the report that Oorma ds to establish a colonial army i IB iMMGLISH TONE m i FIELD MMW MK Berlin Papers Think Von Walder": see Must Be Muzzled or Made Chancellor. NOT SHOWING HIS FITNESS.. Language That Is Not Diplomatic The Tariff Discussion What Is Said L of Panama Row. Berlin, August 17 Since the funeral of the Dowager Empress Frederick, this has been Field .Marshal Count von Waldersee's weok. Immediately after the interment of . the Empress' remains a chorus of criticism - of Yon Waldersee broke forth in the press,., owing to his speech at Hanover, etc. Papers of the most different shades are weary of Von Waldersee's talkativeness, which is regarded as not only in bad taste, in the allusion to other nations whose "names paled in China," but, as magnifying the China campaign far beyond its actual' importance. It is a curious fact' that many papers are discussing which nation Von Waldersee meant as the one whose name paled. They agree that it Could only have been Groat Britain. Indeed, the reference is regarded as being so direct as to be highly Impolitic. The Anglophobe papers, however, rejoice ' that Von Waldersee "expressed' himself so frankly." Even these papers advise him to "speak briefly, or not at all." One of the most interesting ' inferences ' drawn from Von Waldersee's - speeches is that he hopes to become Count von Buelow's successor as Chancellor. This Is widely Be - ' lieved; but, no one who taw how bent and weary Von Waldersee looked in the funeral procession can credit the story; One of the sharpest criticisms of Von Waldersee comes from tho Cologne Volks Zeitung (a leading Centrist organ), which compares him to Dr. von Miguel (the former Finance Minister), and rerers to him an "playing the role of a secret Gcgen Kanzler" (Anti - Chancellor) Tho paper asks whether Von Buelow regards it In Germany's Interest that Von Wahlorsee should make such speeches. .Hiding: "If things go on in this will be impossible to maintain Germany's policy at all. If a zigzag course is bnd enough in Internal polities, much more must many cooks spoil the broth in diplomatic affairs." The article closes sharply as followa: "Either the nation will have to accept the chancellorship of Von Waldersee or he must stop talking." Tho Hamburger Nacbrlehten (National Liberal), disposes of Von Waldersee rather savagely. It says: "Ills Hanover speech by no means shows his fitness for the chanc.ellors.Mp. It is un - statoxmanlike for him to boast of diplomatic achievements in China In a form directly wounding to other nations." Referring to Von Waldersee's expression, "other names paled while the German name mounted higher," the Hamburger N'aeh - richten continues: "Such a vainglorious expression unnecessarily draws the attention of our rivals to us. It. mobilizes them against us. the effects of which we must feel very shortly." It regards the speech as calculated to foster anti - German feeling In the foreign press, causing "fresh suspicions to be aimed at. Germany." The National Liberal papers criticise tho speech unfavorably. The Mticnchcner AII - gemnlne - Zeltung says it is tactless, and the Natlonal - Zeltuug refers to Its "vainglorious, challenging tone." The Conservatives defend Von Waldersee's utterance, but the Berlin Neueste Xaelr - rlchten does so clumsily, by pleading It was ' a "confidential. Informal and wholly extempore speech." The various Kriegor Vereine (old soldiers' societies!. lire planning Von Waldersee celebrations. The tariff bill continues to he discussed In a lively manner. The moat interesting events this week. In connection with th. - ; turlt'i agitation, were the de. - Innition of the Central Association against maximal and minimal duties on cereals, and the Agrarian answer thereto. The declaration so enraged the. Kreuz - Zeltung that the paper, threaten tl that (he Agrarians would vote to abolish the iron duties,, which are most oppressive, to agriculture, and even to wipe out all protection on manufactured, goods. The Deutsche TaKra - Zeliung (a leading Agrarian organ), applauds the Krouz - Zeiluiig's threat. The General . - Secretary of the General.: Association. Hcrr Uurek. publishes n lor.g reply, reasserting the association's opposition to the double system of duties, since it. is a "hindrance to commercial treaties,, which is a Hie. or death question (or manufacturers." The above controversy seems to portend a breach between the manufacturers and Agrarians, which may have de. - isive Influence upon the tariff The Hreslau Chamber of Commer. - e lias unanimously passed a resolution against max - Inial and minimal duties. ;ir:d the Inwrt manufacturers of Anhalt. and the Province or Saxony have unanimously adopted n resolution against every Increase in duties'. Various papers discuss the South American trouble. The Post till! - ' morning, re.'irrlng to the steps contemplated by Germany, says: "The Imperial government, of course, has no Intention of mlxltiK Itself up In Amrrl - in quarrels, for Germany has nn political Interests there to defend. On the - other hand, the important flna.v.'iul and business !nt.e:e?ts of German subjects demand adequate protection, which the government will give." The Post does not believe that the newspapers of the rutted Slates will see In this a violation of the .Monroe Dor - trine, since Germany's action is wholly nun - political and merely protective of business Interests. The paper also believes that Washington will find nothing objectionable in Germany's action. The papers here devote a very large amount, of space to the second trial, at Gumblnnen. of the two non - commissioned officers charged with being concerned In the murder of Captain von Kroslgk, which lias not. developed anything decisive up to the present. Tin' evidence against the prisoners appears to be weak. Official circles here admit that the Post's utterances on the subject of Germany's South American policy was inspired, emphasizing the fact that the authorities .it Washington were fully informed as t - j Germany's intention and were. tuitiKfled therewith. The latest news about K. C. Holies, said to belong to Sai Francisco, who was arrested here August 7, charged '.villi having In bis possession checks which formed part of the proceeds of the robbery of the American Express Company's office m April last, Is that his real name Is Karl Noellaierner: that he was born Iti Warsaw, and that long ago he emigrated to San Francisco, where lie was naturalized. Several additional charges are pending nuntnst him. Berlin's lending criminal lawyer is to defend the prisoner. The Hamburg - American Line hns sold tlv steamers Palatla and Phoenicia. They will be replaced storm by others which are In course of construction bv Mlohm A Voss. the ship builders of Hamburg. Andrew D. White, the I'nited States Ambassador, returned this morning to Sassnitz. POLITICS IN MACEDONIA. Moderate Party Now in Full Control of the Government. Sofia. AiiKWM 17 - The Macedonian rrncres:' has rdosed. The Moderates gained the day and elected a committee under the pns - idejicy ol General Tzontehetr. The Congress decided that the members of the committee should not be militant, but phoulrl peacefully promote the Interests of their countrymen.

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