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Togo's Royhoftd. CAPTAIN MARCIRf/S RticoLiEC'noNs. About thirty yoars ago Captain Marciel, now Secretary of the Oirlstcniimh lr<uich of the Navy League, was cuctat on H.M.S. Worcestf.-, a training Rliip for marine officers, stationed in the 'I harness, and Togo, the victor of Tsu Shima, w«s h. fellow cadet on the ?hii>. Captain iVlnreiol,"wh~.Ti questioned by a ChnsJ-chureh »c- or'er about his recolirCti'.n:- of his t'aifiou;-i shipmate, was rather reiuo'ant to pi>si! as abiogiapher. "It was I U'o!> h\>: nc!':ii?«nt thftfc I whs on tlui W>tr- <> s-toi 1 with Togo," lie v-Hid, naively. "I \va« • al: out thirteen or fourteen y.-wa old then," : <uc» To£o was about". Hixtet'ii, a very short, bet squ»rf.ly f-et little fellow, and vnry nlert. f w*k abont a year with him, but I noticed nt-thinc sp^fihl abour hhn excpt 'h'v» hp ' was very ratty with his hand in seamanship. hm cally, thure «ms nothiut; leteurK H.*le hbout him, bnttliH mi^ht ha^n brpn : u;j» to lii.s ]..ck <if Ih<i Ensjliyh hm ■u^''-', which hn s{>•,>!.■ {.i f{>:riy, hfiwevcr. U» was ! vos Vi'iy htu-kvuid »■< a fcboim-, an'l ?:ot » very lorw'/nt-'i. He v.as a coc-J, fl '■'e.'."^ •, l.'fiilthy li-oU-inir boy, wc-ndfrfiiiiy si'Od totnpoit-d, alwuj s ■ wifcn a jjleMflrt t-milti to gr«-'ot or.v. l!e was ?i g&iiGrul favoiui'.n among the cadet?, ana v,a>? very well Jikod by Cap'ain Henderson Smith, who was ia coiniiiand of the ship, and the oiiic«re, and i hoy took a jrirat intyivst iv ehowing him everything-, becauso he was a Japanese. He liad the fimui training as Iho other cadets, and went through the same routine work. It was customary for the b >ya to giva a newcomer a': roug-h time, but Tosro was never molested. He was the only Japaawro on the ship whon he j jine'l if, but auothm 1 came soon afterwards. " 1 co'.ild not holp reoo,?Rifting even t!>on," resumed Captain Marciel, " that the Japanese wero benft on training their youth scientifically. AM over England there were representatives of Japan. It was pirt of the Japanese Govermrent's scheme to give certain men an English education, sod Togo was sent to the Worcester in pa; Ruance of that plan, and the choice of thufc ship has been justified." Captain East, Marine superintendent for the Tyser line, and Mr J. L. Berryman, of Lyttelton, were also conteinpora/ries of Togo on the Woroettsr. " Togo was sent, to the sh'p to get the first part of his draining," paid Mr B^rryman yesterday, ' such as instruction in theKnglish langivge navigation and nautical astronomy. There was nothing in the way of anything he did worth remembering. He was a thoroughly good-natured chap, with plenty of pocket money, and was a pleasant fellow to be with ashore."

How are the Salvation Army Funds Secured? ___ A KING'S COUNSEL EXPLAINS. In the cables recently an announcement was made that trouble had arisen over tie funds of the Salvation Army. Consequently the following pithy explanation of thy leeal and financial nspects of the Army, from the pen of an eminent K.C., published in the " Grand Magazine," will be read with interert: '• The Salvation Army in Great Britain | is officered by no fewer than 12,000 persons, while aliied armies obedient to the supreme [ control of General Booth and his Council fl.ro to be found in almost every part of the world; a revenue of nearly .£2,000,000 flows annually into its exchequer; barracks, mis-sion-halls, shelters, training homes, hofpitals, workshops, and now even farm colonies testify to its great and ever growing strength, "In the settlement of tho real and personal estate of the Army the object his been threefold—viz., first, to S9cura all property in perpetuity fi>r the use of the ;lrniy ; secondly, to prevent any intervention in the internal management of its affairs which might impa.tr the force or freedom of its peculiar form of government; and, lastly, to ensure that perfect freedom to mortgage, lease, exchange, soil, or otherwise dispose of the property in the interest? of the Army a3- the advancing and changing character of its work may require. " The Salvation Army, in the first instance described as tho Christian Rfisnion, ! was constituted by a deed-poll dated August 7th, 1878, and William Booth was declared to be the first General Superintendent foe the term of his natural life, with po^ver to himself and to each of his successors to appoint his and their successors respectively. ••All ihn property of the Army was •teolartfd to be vested in tho Geuornl as trustee, wir,h full p >wer in his absolute discretion t > dispose of the samo in any way ho in.ght see lit in pr mi» >tinjj tho objects of tho society. The absolute power wjs subject only to the condition that full accounts phoul' be kept by the General, and published, after baiug duty audited by a firm of chartered accountants. The consr.it utioo of t-lio Army i.c obviously in striking contrast to tha*; or fchs ordinary religious organisations. Tho General, for the time beingr, is the sole trustee of all the Army property and fund", with supreme command over all its members. In him all property is vested, subject only to certain express trusts, and to him absolute power of appointing his successor is confided. Bat at the stime time no pvins have been spared to ensure, under the advice of the most eaiinant counsel, that the property vested in the General shall be preserved for and on behalf of the Salvation Army, to be used foe the purposes declared in the deeds.

" The difficulty of holding real estate m trust m foreign countries, and even m our own colonies, will readily be understood. "In the United States of America, for instance, the Army is incorporated by statute, which, m addition to allowing the property m that country to be held for religious and philanthropic purposes, permits trading operations to be carried on, provided that all profits are priced to the credit of the Army. "In the colonies of Victoria and Tasmania the property of the Army ;s held, on behalf of the General, by trustees, by virtue of a deed of appointment undor the Succes-iory Trusts Act of those countries, the General having power at any time to revoke thoir appointment; wbilst m New South Wale 3, Quuenslund, South and Westeru Australia, and New Zealand the property is vested m the General, who, by a deed of delegation of trust revocable at any time, empowers his chief officer m each respective territory, to administer the property. "Bub so far as is humanly possible, there doer, not appear to be any ground for any reasonable apprehension of tho property of the Army beirjg diverted from the pnrposes contemplated by the original founders and expressed m tho trust deods ulready mentioned. " General Booth receives no salary from ihe funds of the Army; a modest private income supplies all bis wants; aud his highest officer, Mr Bramv/ell Booth, receives .£250 a year, and the rent of an eight roomed huu;e from the fnndd of the Salvation Army. Some have not scrupled to suggest that General Booth and those associated with him have personally profited by and grown rich upon the contributions of those who maintain tbo Salvation Army, Nothing can be further from the truth. Vvsry penny received for the purposes of the organisation is stricdy aciounte'l for, a fcakneo sheet is annually published, and all tho receipts and expenditure aro submitted to the audit of a firm of vjconntauta of high repute and respectability."

The Suicide Clnb. The death, from natural cau~e3, of tho president of the Hubide Oiub, an Americau institution, bringi the career of this gruesome society to »n end. The president was the last survivor of the dub, which consisted originally o? thirteen members, nnd be was thu only one of the thirteen who did not die by his own hand. Y/heu tVie ulub was formed, ten ysar.; ar^o, it was greeted with ridicule, but thy public a'titude towards it chaDO'ed when it wa? seen that the members really carried out their mad vows. The members were German-Americans, jolly fellows, good livers, and the last men on earth who might be suspected of morbid fancies. Yet after every annual meeting a member died by his own act, generally in some fantastic fashion. One member, an editor, waited his tutn, wrote a burlesque report ri the club meeting for his paper, and immediately it bad gone to pross killed himself.

Ladies' Tailoring.—We are now making a speciality of this department. Ladie? who appreciate a good fit, good work and up to-date nsat and durable costr-ines, jackets, e'e, at very tnodarato prices, are rerdectively iavited to iut-p^ctournow Autumn aid Winter soods. "The Ladies' Taihir" u< :i^,y,uh uv,'d inshi'-n phitr-K from Lond^i every lcouUi.— Cuaiqhf.au & BfiitJtYMAN.

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6589, 7 June 1905

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6589, 7 June 1905

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