THE TWENTY MILLION GIFT
Statement By Dr. Page
London, July 19
It is surmised that Mr. Rockefeller is the donor of the 20 million sterling for combating tropical diseases, as the International Health Commission mentioned by Dr. C. Page is one of the agencies of the Rockefeller Foundation, being an enlargement of the Commission financed by Mr. Rockefeller to discover a cure for the hookworm disease.
In an interview Dr. Page said his remarks had been misunderstood. The gift was not that of an individual, but a foundation established by a number of wealthy citizens of the United States. Dr. Page had no information as to their identity. Special attention would be paid to the cure of anaemia among the natives of the tropics.
THE TURKISH ADVANCE
Threatened Intervention Of The Powers
London, July 19
A telegram to Berlin from Constantinople says that Turkish cavalry have arrived before Adrianople.
It is semi-officially announced in Rome that the Powers will exercise collective direct intervention if Turkey allows her troops to march into Adrianople. It is stated in Constantinople that the Porte gives courteous attention to the advice of the Powers, but the Porte is maintaining complete secrecy regarding the movements of the army. Newspapers are unanimous in urging Government to take a bold course.
The Russian Ambassador has had repeated interviews with the Grand Vizier, and, it is understood, condemned in the strongest terms any encroachment on Bulgarian territory.
SIMLA-KALKA RAILWAY ACCIDENT
Through Communication Restored
(From Our Special Correspondent)
Simla, July 19
Through communication between Kalka and Simla has been restored today and the mails are coming up to time. Further details of the accident between Kaunol and Kathlighat show that a huge boulder weighing several tons dislodged from the height of 300 feet, came bounding down the hill and shot itself into the centre of the engine on the left side. Its machinery was smashed, and the engine turned turtle. It was fortunate that the gradient at this point was heavy and the train was coming up slowly. It was due to this fact that both the driver and the fireman escaped unhurt. The guard was prompt enough to put on the brake and the train was brought to a standstill. Mr. Cotes, Superintendent of the line, came with all haste to the spot. All the up and down passengers were transhipped yesterday. No time was lost in clearing the debris and the line is now in complete working order.
Karachi, the Protector of Pilgrims states in his annual report, has "made a bad start," so far as the pilgrim traffic is concerned. It had been widely advertised as a port of embarkation, with the result that pilgrims came in large numbers from Afghanistan, Baluchistan, Sind, Punjab and other parts of Northern India; but no steamers appeared, and the pilgrims in disgust left the place, some going on to the Persian Gulf, and others going to Bombay. "The climax was reached," says the Protector, "when the passage money of pilgrims intended for the steamer Rahmani was refunded.”
The news travelled far and wide, with the rapidity proverbial in the East, and in the course of a week or two the influx of pilgrims into Karachi ceased. "This state of affairs," writes the Protector, "not only makes Karachi practically a failure as a pilgrim port during the year under report, but it has shaken the confidence of the people of all parts as regards its success in the next season.”