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headache, and sometimes nausea. It was, he
thought, more than 40 per cent nitroglycerine,
•tronßer than the explosive ia peneral use here.
BOUGHT IT OUTSIDE.
Vnc U'<.' Dynamiters Could Get
Round City Laics.. .
The complaints that dangerous explosives should
be ac eacr to obtain were bc*rd frequently ycst£^
«Ur. Ac was told In yesterday's Tribune, the
power to issue permits for the sale of dynamite
lies with the head of the Bureau of Combustibles.
»-ho alao erereees that the permit* arts not -no
lated. Violation of a permit, to obtain which a
bond of 85.000 mast b« *iv*n. Involves the forfeit
ure of the bond and the payment of a fine, in
«plte of this, it is conceded that it is comparatlvely
easy to purchase high explosives in nearby States
and brins them. somehow. Into this city.
In New-Jersey there la no regulation of the sale
«f «plo«ve*. but nearly all the municipalities
nave In their codes ordinances pre*criblnr how ex
pleaiv** shall be stored, and In what quantity.
Tne manufacture of irunpowder or firevrorlcs oi
«ay <3*»cri|»U«n whatsoever within th* city s
limits Is prohibited. Nitroglycerine or blasting oii
cannot be manufactured, k. pt. Hani or transported
la Newark. There is no ordinance havinsr specific
reference to infernal machine*, and there i? no
State Uw on the subject, except the Crime* act.
which embrace all crimes in which explosives may
ha weed. Dynamite and the handling thereof are not
mentioned ir ordinance.*, but the material i* un
deretood to come under their general supervision.
Bombs and infernal machines can be manufact
ured end sold without restriction othox than what
mlcht be imposed if there was= knowledge t ha X the
office The act embraces all who have knowledge
ofrach intent, all who contribute to It hy writings
and otherwise, or who encourage and instigate such
crimes by word <">r act.
STKICT RULES IN PHILADELPHIA
Only Five Pounds of Dynamite Can Be
Stored or ia Use at One Time.
BY TELEGHAm TO THE TKIBI NE 1
.Philadelphia. May II.— A dynamite manufacturer.
dealer or user in this sty must have a license from
the Mayor a.nd r<rtifirat*-s> frc»m the flre marshal
guarantying; public safety. Not more than five
pounds D< th. em.lopiv* are to be stored or
In use »i one tim<\ and every package must
be labelled "Dynamite" and "Danger" in large let
ter*. A dealer must keep ■ record, open to inspec
tion, of the liamc and residence of every purchaser
*ti« th« IWlllf bousht. No iron or steel is al
lowed to be used in making <:p packages of dyna
mite for transportation. The packages must be
libejled with the nam«-s and addresses of the man
ufacturer and th* forwarder. Transportation
Through the city between sunset and gunrise is pro
hibited No matches are allowed in a vehicle in
which drnamite is brine; rarri-d. ana r><i smoking
U »llowed in it nor any intoxicated person. No un
authoriz"d paiuuij is allowed to t- present at the
loading or unloading <.f the vehicle. NY. stops «=x
cpt unavoidable ones are allowed. The penalty
for an infraction of the law is revocation of the 11
oense »nd KM& fine. This regulation is by city
ordinance.
CONNECTICUT LAWS STRICT
Indiscriminate Handling of High Explosives
Is Punished Severely.
(BT TELKGSAPH TO the tbibinf. i
-Haven. Conn.. May Connecticut crim
inal court officials do not place much reliance upon
th» reports circulated to-day that the dynamite
founS in an infernal machine on the Cunard pier
last Saturday bum from this Statel To atore
such explosives in Connecticut without a license is
I a paiml offence, as it is also a penal ofter.ee to
twpnrt them without authority. It is much
I «a«ier to do this in some of the other Eastern
i Slates than Connecticut, where the laws have been
made ptringtnt in recent years.
Regulation* In this State in regard to explosives
! are. • ver#>. State prison commitment or heavy
'■ llu U Veitig the punishment for offences against th«J
law. The only w:<y in which dynamite has been
found in the j..s— .-sion of unlawful owners has
I been through purchas* or thefs. from foremen of
JMastinsr work*. '
I The statute covering ■wiiful use of explosives like
{dynamite, for the inj iry of another person or per
•M is to the effect that:
f Every P«-rs.>n wbo shall manufacture, transport,
Itav* or diepo«- of any explosive knowing or in
inndinr that it be used for the injury of any other
>per*-on or property, and any person who shall en-
courage or advocate such use. and every person
«|M shall wilfully cause any injury by explosives
•bail be fln-d not more than $5,0-K> or imprisoned
twenty years, or both.**
' The transportation of dynamite i.- strictly regu
lated, as Jts manufacture is, in Section 2.«£ of the
[ General Statutes, which is to this effvrt:
K\*ery i*rs..n who shall manufacture, transport,
u«e or'hav*- in bis possession any compound more
. : «iplot4ve then jruupowder without a license . or
\ ttermit ehall t»- fined not more than $10, or jni
rprlsontal leii years in State pribon, or both.
f- The law covering storage of dynamite in danger
ous proximity to another's property is al«o StrteC
It is to the effect that "no panesa shall procure,
'transport or me any compound more explosive
*b*n gunpowder near another's property hi quan
tity suflicif!!t to endanger the lives or safety of
ms&im or to injure the j'-oroty. N rsou *bai:
procure, transport or use «*uy puch explosive v.itii
out flr«t obtaining a. license* therefor.**
1 On the transportation •jn'iankf is an equal re
striction. . . ,
i The Connecticut law is to the sflaet that no
carrier shall transport any neh ♦xpl^sive unless a
ivritten i><?rmit shal'. ■■> (•••nii.:in> #* PHtiif."
i , In handling licena#«! « -xp'msiv. s^h«- railroads of
this lilate have to eompl) witli special regulations
jfad down by the lla-ilroad Oeonmltelonera.
I' Hakrrs of "high explosives have io report to whom
such are ssold at stated intervals, on penalty of
revocation of their license to manufacture. The
PTticut law i» generally regarded by lawyers
In this State a» being strict enough to minimize
Jti*> cSances for indiscriminate liandlmß of ex
plosives.
CORKUPTION IN HONOLULU.
Chinese Gamblers Say Bribes Were Formerly
\ Effective — Disclosures Promised.
I Honolulu. May II. — The committee represeht
ng the k«e|>en! of Chinese gambling houses has
>een placed under arr» .- . charged with attempt
mg to bribe I puty Attorney General Andrews
» permit four games of paka pio to be run
without molestation. Andrews arranged a meet
at; with the gamblers and had concealed wit-
Meaer. who heard the offer of $rt.<lOft a month
nadt- if Andrews would permit the conducting
|X uaniblu.jr games. The Chinese state that
|hey had formerly purchiiaed protection from
Ither olflclals, and interesting disclosures are
[xpsctei!. •
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DIKECTOItP:
H Allan Macnxtughtan, President.
■ 'iiliam bour, George Cromwell
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■are:v-.- Whitma.n, Arthur Man. Treas.
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H >.<ai3*e of our euperlor ttihl— . equiptaent. eta, it
Hot not be ihousht ' th&t our |»rlo mv liigh. Our
■ ; 1!; '! ■ - tor yuif hat ini? are eupfrtor U> thro* of .^ll otber
■ •,krr, cad «'c can buy st ium r prices than tli. y, and
m^p*ita:ir mtttnru ta«w
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■hVle* w:M tw clceed ZuTxizy.
■J JOHN C. GIUUOAK. >Unas«r.
JUARM IN SALONICA.
MORE TROUBLE FEARED.
Bulgarians in Hiding— Law
in the Citu.
(Special to T&e Xew-Vork Tribune by French Cable.)
(Copyright-. 19«3: The. Tribune Association.)
Salonica, May 11.— There is a conspicuous ab
sence of Bulgarians from the streets of Salonica
and a conspicuous presence of foreign flags fly
ing from the windows.^ Turkish statistics being
notoriously untrustworthy, the consuls est imate
the population roughly between 100,000 and
150000 It is mainly made up of Jews and
Greeks, and even the Bulgarian agent .does not
place the number of Bulgarians above 6.01K1. this
estimate probably being too high by I.WO or
ej|oßl The Levantine correspondents of the
French and German journals have sent out
absurd reports that 3.000 Bulgarians have been
slain- The Turkish officials have sought to
minimize the losses, but no consul now estimates
the number of deaths at over 100 or l.» 0, al
though more than one gave credence to the ex
aggerated figures of the earliest dispatches.
Only fifty-five Bulgarian deaths are positively
known.
It is generally acknowledged that the Turk
ish authoritiee deserve unlimited credit for
keeping in hand their undisciplined troops and
the enormous anti-Bulgarian population here.
I am informed that one battalion of Albanian
troops was In the city on the second day of the
outbreak and grew mutinous, the men talking
freely among themselves about killing the Bul
garians and raiding and plundering the town.
The officers, learning what was astir, contrived
to have the men's ammunition belts secretly
removed and the entire force carried off from
the Bulgarian frontier the next morning. The
success of the Vali in preventing a general raid
of the gypsies and bashibazouks shows that the
Turks can forestall massacres when they choose.
A consul who witnessed scenes of the Armenian
atrocities assures me that no massacre will take
place in Macedonia without an order from the
Sultan.
The Bulgarian panic is appalling. Bulgarians
are afraid to show their faces outside their own
houses, and how they get food enough to con
trive to exist is a mystery". The authorities re
port that four hundred are in prison, but the
number may be seven hundred. I attempted to
visit an ancient prison in the walls back of the
town. After being searched from head to foot
I passed the main gate, but was stopped at the
jailer's office, when? I caught a glimpse through
the bars of the inner gate of a hideous maps
of suffering humanity, huddled together. Hos
pitals are filled to overflowing, wounded Turks
naturally being treated and cared for In pref
erence to others. Women are in despair, not
knowing whether their men are dead or alive.
No list of names of patients is available for the
relief of anxious inquirers, and only gruff dis
missals are received at the doors of prisons
and hospitals when questions are asked for the
missing. Many of these are probably starving,
huddled in cellars and barns. One night a Bul
garian burst into the home of a small family
and could not be driven from his place of refuge.
The terrified family abandoned the home and
found shelter at the American mission, with a
number of other refugees.
Martial law has been proclaimed, and prison
ers will be tried by court martial without delay.
Austrian and Italian ships can land 3,- r >oo ma
rines at any moment. It has been amazing
that with the bitter race feuds among the popu
lation ard the fanaticism of the Asiatic troops
a general massacre has been averted. The com
mon impression in the city is that all is not yet
over.
DENIAL FROM THE PORTE.
Repudiation of Any Share in Massa
cre at Monastir.
Constantinople, May 11. — The Porte has com
municated to the representatives of the powers
here a denial of the excesses recently reported
at Monastir. It denies the participation of
hamU bazouks and Mussulmans in these disor
ders, and says there was no pillaging of houses
belonging t.l Christians and no murdering of
women.
MANY KILLED NEAR MONASTIR-
Salonica, May 11. — In an engagement between
Bulgarians and Turkish troops recently fought
at Igapari. near Monastir, many Bulgarians
were killed and 'seventy-four were made pris
oners.
Another fight is reported to have occurred at
the village of Gorestrove, near Demir-Hissar.
The village was burned.
The panic in the Monastir district has not
abated. ,
DREYFUS TRIAL NOT ASSURED.
Minister of War May Not Bring Case Before
the Co\irt of Cassation.
Paris. May 11.— Minister of War, General
Andre, has not decided to present the Dreyfus
ease before the Court of Cassation. The
"Patrie" publishes a story to-day to the effect
that General Andre intends to take advantage
of the diversions caused by the dispersion of
the congregations and the visit of King Edward
and refer the case to the Court of Cassation,
thus preventing the Chamber of Deputies from
interfering. In the event of the court acquitting
Dreyfus he would be restored to the army, pro
moted and receive a staff appointment. At the
same time Colonel Picquart would aliso be re-
Stored to the army and promoted to be a briga
deir general.
The "Patrle" make? all these statements upon
the authority of an anonymous personage, who.
it says=. often is well informed. No other paper
publishes or notices the story.
COL. SHALER'S SISTERS DIE FROM FEVER
Colon. Colombia. May 11. — Augusta, Eleanor and
Klizabeth Shaler. thre.- aged sisters cf Colonel J.
R. Shaler. superintendent of the Panama Railroad.
died here from ferer on April H ilay 4 and May
10. • meettwtsr. The Shalere come from Pittsburg.
STATEMENT FROM ADMIRAL COTTON.
Paris. May 11.— Rear Admiral Cctton telegraphs
concerning the reports that the United States
12uropean Squadron is going; to Kiel, that the
future, movement* of the squadron nave not yet
been tottely decided upon, so far as he knows.

GREAT NEW CUNARD STEAMERS.
London, May 11. — Telegrams from Liverpool
sa>" the displacement of the new U.">-knot
Cunard Line steamers will be 32,000 tons and
that they will have 05,000 horsepower.
TRANSVAAL LOAN APPLICATIONS.
London, May 11. — The management of tho
Bank of England announced that there had
b*en HO.-RIO applications for allotments of the
Traiisvaal loan, the aggregate amount being
> m >,000
LAYING DUPLICATE GERMAN CABLE.
Berlin. May 11.— The work of luying a dupli
cate German Atlantic cable, began to-day at Borit
um (an isJiimi in tlie North Sea, twenty-six miles
from EmdeO). A large jiuniUr of people attended
the ceremony and ch«*rs were given for the Ger
man Emperor and the President of the United
MMea. In the evening there was a dinner, which
was attended l>y the -principal rei>r-sciitati\ «••< of
the company and cab!*; interests. Patriotic
speeches »<re delivered, emphasising the relation
ship between Germany and the I'nited Suites, the
sutakt-rs pointing out that in the latter country
millions. of Uermans make -their home amont; a
klnd>e<l nation. Congratulatory telttgram» -were
received from the Emperor and many prominent
citizens of Germany ai.4 itie UaJted State*.
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. TUESDAY.' MAY 12. IMB.
CHINA BLOCKS TREATY.
Refusal to Discuss Opening of Ma ri
ch urian Ports.
Shanghai, May 11.— The Chinese Treaty Re
vision Commii-sijn. n have received from the
Chinese Foreign Office instructions? to decline
further discussion with the American commis
sioners on Article 1U of the proposed new
treaty, which refers to the opening of ports in
Manchuria to foreign trade.
It is added that such negotiations are inad
visahle, owing to Russian action. The Chinese
commissioners, reflecting the indecision of the
government, suggested that this was a matter
for settlement by interchange of dispatches
rather than by inclusion in the formal treaty.
XO ALLIANCE NEEDED.
England Satisfied with Russia's Mun
ch u ria n A ssu rances.
London, May 11.-The Under Foreign Secre
tary, Lord Cranborne, announced in the House
of Commons to-day that the British consul at
New-Chwang reported that there had been no
reoccupation of New-Chwang by the Russians.
Friendly communications on the subject, Lord
Cranborne added, had been addressed to the
Russian Government in the last few days by the
United State* and Great Britain independently,
and the Russian Government, in reply, had inti
mated that it would adhere to its engagements
to evacuate Mrfnchuria, although the evacua
tion was temporarily delayed. Russia had also
explained that she had no intention of adopting
any measure tending to exclude foreign consuls
or obstruct foreign commerce or the use of the
Under these rircumstances. the British Gov
ernment saw no sufficient reason for securing
concerted action between, the United State
Japan and Great Britain, with the object as buk
gested by Joseph Walton <L'beral>. of a/TU|"fa /T U |"f
at a definite agreement with Russia for the
prompt fulfilment of her assurances.
SEVENTY THOUSAND ARE STARVING.
Great Distress from Famine Reported in
Kwang-Se Province.
Hong. Kong. May 11.-Acute distress prevails
in the Nan-Nins and Tsun-Fa districts «*
Kwang-Se Province. It is estimated that ..».
000 persons are starving. The people of Hong
Kong are sendinc relief.
CHINA ACCEPTS PLEDGES.
Paris. May 11.-The French Minister at Pe
king reports that Minister Conger, following ip
structions has notified the Chinese Government
of the assurances regarding Manchuria which
Russia has given to the United States directly
through Ambassador McCormick and also
through Ambassador Cassini. and says the
Russian Charge d' Affaires at Peking has given
the Chinese officials similar assurances. The
French Minister adds that the Chinese officials
are not gravely concerned by Russia's alleged
designs on Manchuria, being fully, satisfied with
the foregoing assurances.
The feeling here, which is stror?ly sympathetic
with Russia, has been greatly relieved by the
official advices from Washington summing up
the results of the conferences between Sec
retary Hay. Ambassador Cassini and the Japa
nese Minister, particularly the contradiction of
the rei.ort that Mr. Hay had telegraphed t<>
President Roosevelt relative to the question of
joint action on the part of Great Britain. Japan
and the United States. This report aroused se
rious apprehension here of possibl? interna
tional entanglements.
HUMBERTS MUST STAND TRIAL.
Preliminary Court Holds Therese. Her Hus
band and Her Brother.
Paris. May 11.— Magistrate Leydat has con
cluded his investigation of the Humbert fraud
case and has decided to commit Therese Hum
bert, her husband. Frederick, and her brother,
for trial on the charges of forgery, the use of
forged documents ami swindling. The magis
trate dismisses the case against Eve Humbert,
Therese's daughter, and Marie Daurignac, her
sister.
The case probably will be hearu in July.
PARCEL POST CONVENTION.
Negotiations Between Great Britain and the
United States Now Going On.
London, May 11.— In the course of a discus
sion of the Postofflce vote in the House of Com
mons to-day, the Postmaster-General, Austen
Chamberlain, said it was not the fault of the
British Fostoffire if a Parcel Post Convention"
with the United States bad not been concluded.
He was glad to add that the United States Gov
ernment had expressed its willingness to con
clude a convention, under certain limitations, i
and that negotiations on the subject were pro
ceeding.
Sir John Lane, Liberal, called attention to j
the deficiencies in the American mail service. j
Mr. Chamberlain admitted that the AVednesday |
service had not been satisfactory this winter. |
He said the new agreement with the Cunard i
company was still under negotiation, and that
he hoped the government would be able to ar
rive at a satisfactory agreement, which would
be submitted to Parliament in due course. I
Replying to James Caldwell, Liberal, who con- j
demned the system of sending mail for Peking i
a'-ross the Atlantic, the Postmaster General said ;
the mail contracts to the Kast were being re- I
considered, and that the Postofflce was in com- j
munication with the Siberian lluilroad for terms !
on the sending of the mails by that route.
KING AND QUEEN IN SCOTLAND. |
British Sovereigns Warmly Welcomed at i
Edinburgh.
London, May 11.— King Kuward and Queen i
Alexandra, accompanied by large suites, left j
London this morning to pay their flr*t cere
monial visit to Scotland. Their majesties were j
greeted by big 'crowds of people while driving in j
semi-state to the railroad station, escorted by
a detachment of the Household Cavalry j
The King and Queen arrived at Edinburgh i
this evening and were enthusiastically wel- J
corned. They were met by Lord Balfour of Bur
leigh, Secretary for Scotland; the Karl of Krroi,
Lord High Constable of Scotland: Lord Rose
bery. Lieutenant General Sir Archibald Hunter, !
commanding the forces in Scotland, and the ■
Lord Provost and members of the Corporation
in their official rohea. While a salute was fired
from th- castle the keys of the city were pr«
sented to the King, who returned them, saying
they could not be in better hands than those
of the Corporation. After the ceremony their i
majesties, escorted by Life Guards, were driven I
in a semi-state carriage, to Dalkeith Castle. j
«
CUBA'S APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION.
Two New Dioceses Provided in Cienfuegos !
and Pinar Del Rio. ;
Rome, Muy 11.— "Osservatore Romano," j
the Vatican organ, publishes this eveniag the
Apostolic Constitution of Cub;;, containing the
hierarchy, according: to the agreement arrived
at by Archbishop Chapelle. the Ajpoatottc Dele- j
gut" in Cuba and Porto Rico, on his lust visit ,
to Rome.
The constitution ia dated February 'JO and only ;
three copies were Issued, one for the Pope, one •
for Archbishop Chapelle aud on..' Jpr the "Os- \
servatore Romano." It Is me ely a religious
doeurmnt, providlmr for the constitution of two
new dioceses in Cuba, those of Plnar'del Rio .
and Cienfuegus. The snirit of /the, document ;
recommends the clergy nnd people to support ]
the order of thinga^stabilshed in the island.
FIREMAN RESCUES THREE
Scales Wall of Building and Passes
-~ Men to Comrades.
Benjamin Lustgarten. a petticoat manufact
urer of No. 97 Wooster-at., und Max "VVeissner
and Benjamin Lerner. his employes, were res
cued from the seventh floor of the building at
a fire last night by Lieutenant George J. Ir
ving, of Engine Company No. 13. Luetgarten
was almost overcome by smoke, but wae revived.
The building is seven 6tories high. The fire
started on the fifth floor.
Lieutenant Irving was looking out of a win
dow on the top, or fourth, floor of the engine
house, at No 99 Wooster-st., next door to
where the fire occurred, and several firemen
ware in front of the nouse. when a window was
blown out of the fifth floor, and smoke followed.
Irving ran to the roof of the flrehouse, and by
means of a rope pulled up a scaling ladder from
the sidewalk. He then ran the ladder to a win
dow of the burning building, which overlooked
the firehouse roof, and, gaining the fifth floor
window, pulled up the ladder and fastened it
to the Eixth floor window, continuing in this
way to the seventh floor, where the three men
were hanging out. trying to breathe fresh air
instead of the dense smoke. Lustgarten was
already partly overcome.
Firemen had rushed up to the roof of the en
gine house and ran up ladders, and Irving hanti
ed the men down to the firemen, who took them
to the roof of tne flrehouse and to the street.
There were no others in the building.
CUBAN COASTING TRADE.
Bill in House to Restrict It to That
Country's Vessels.
(CooyriKht: 1903: By The Tribune Association.)
[BY CABLE TO THE TRIBUNE. 1
Havana. May 11.-A bill was introduced in
the House this afternoon forbidding any vessels
not Cuban to engage in the coastwise trade.
The only nation which heretofore enjoyed this
privilege was the United States, this grant
having been made by General Wood.
A number of doctors wbo have been attending
the meeting of the National Medical Association
at New-Orleans have arrived here. They will
spend several days in Cuba.
NO REVENGE ON BULGARIA.
Russia. Austria and France Will Not Coun
tenance Stern Measures.
Paris. May 11.— Ther» was a simultaneous
publication this morning in Paris, Vienna and
St. Petersburg of the official view of the Bul
garian situation. It appeared in the '•Figaro,"
here; the "Neve Freie Presse," of Vienna, and
in the official organ at St. Petersburg, and
curries out the idea, previously published that
the powers are satisfied with the correctness
of Bulgaria's course and will not tolerate the
adoption by the Sultan of Turkey of stern
measures against Bulgaria on account of the
Salonlca outragt-s. It is pointed out that the
question is not merely one between a suzerain
and a vassal, but is one between Turkey and
the powers signatory of the Berlin Convention,
mainly France, Austria and Russia, owing to
their geographical position. The official com
munication sums up as follows:
Two important points mark the present status
of the imbroglio. First, the Bulgarian Govern
ment is not responsible for the Macedonian vio
lence: second, neither St. Petersburg, Vienna
nor Paris have the intention to permit Bul
garia to be held responsible.
The communication closes with the statement
that the Porto's first duty is :o carry out the
general plan for Balkan reforms, repress the
Albanian agitators, and punish the murderer
of the Russian Consul, adding:
If Turkey persists in diverting attention l>y
menacing Bulgaria the ambassadors of the pow
ers may sh irtly remind .he Porte of what the
powers expect.
MRS. ADAIRS FANCY DRESS BALL.
Many Well Known People in London Pres
ent in Gorgeous Costumes.
London, May 11.— Mrs. Adah's fancy dress ball
to-night was one of the Leading social happenings
of tne oca son It aroused more interest than any
other entertainment since the Duchess of Devon
shire's famous fancy dress ball of a few years ago.
Dinner parties in fancy dress were given all over
London, the hostesses including Lady Barrymore,
Mrs. Adair's sister: l>tdy "Warwick. Lady Granby.
Lady Jeune- and i^uly MUler. After dining the
guests ill went to the ball. Mrs. Adair's house, in
Curzon-st,. was beautifully decorated with flowers.
Among the most effective quaOilitoa danced were
"The Shamrocks" and "The Ooadisais." Nearly
all the men were in fancy dress. Princess Hatz
feldt created a sensation as Queen Esther. Lady
Warwick appeared as Semiramis. Mrs. Adair wore
the .sanio beautiful ISmpire costume she had on at
the Viceregal ball at I'-lhi. There were many
other original and gorgeous costumes.
TJMPIEE FOR GERMANY AND ITALY.
The Place Offered by President Koosevelt to
Frederick W. Halls.
President Roosevelt has offered to Frederick W.
Hoily. of this city, the place of umpire to, act in
the settlement of the cl;ums of Germany and Italy
against Venezuela. Under the terms of the settle
ment, the fixing of damages for Germany was to
be left to one person representing Germany, and
another representing Venezuela, with an umpire
to be appointed by tne President of the United
States; and a similar method of arbitration was to
be adopted in respect to the Italian claims. The
question of preferential treatment of Germany.
Great Britain awl Italy is left to The Hague Court.
Mr HoMs said last night that be would hold the
President's offer under advisement for a few days.
STILL CONSIDERING ADHERENCE.
Washington. May tl.— governments of the
Netherlands and Belgium still have under con
sideration the matter of sia< to the Venezuelan
protocols. The published statement that Baron
Gevers the Netherlands Minister, and Baron Mon
cheur.?the Beisian Minister, had announced that
their governments intended to adhere to the Venes
iielan protocols, it is learned, was erroneous.
PRECAUTIONS AGAINST PLAGUE.
Panama. May 11.— The Board <>r' Health has
resolved not to allow' the steamship Palex,
Which is coming here from Callao. Peru, to en
ter the bay. The gunboat Chuculto has been
ordered to prevent any communication with the
Palex. which will l>e placed in quarantine and
made to anchor ten miles from the city. The
government has received ■•ar>'»> advices from
Lima, informing: it that the Palex has on board
flour from the mills where the bubonic plague
was first discovered. Panama undoubtedly will
be closed to all vessels coming: from southern
r>ortß.
General Sierra. ex-President of Honduras, ar
lived here this mornins.
AMERICAN SCHOONER A WRECK.
Nassau. N. P.. May 11.— The American schooner
Charles Llnthicum. Captain Colston, loaded with
ptaeapplea, is ashore off l.onis Island. Bahamas,
and will prove I total lo". Her crew ha« arrived
here.
Charles LJnfhleusa halls, from Crlsfteld. Mj.,
and Is of 12S torn* register.
ARRESTED ON CONSPIRACY CHARGE.
Oswego, N V.. May 11.— Justice of lha Peace
Milton Parsons, of Dempster, and ex-Postmaster
James Bauraganlner wero arri»t(d to-day on com
pluint of AsxiMant I'niU-d S'aten MatttSi Attorney
Taylor Amt?*. who charged them with onsplracy
tn actins together an4.*i*«fcutlng a fraudulent pen-
Hion voucher to obtain it.i- pension of Riley Klsh, an
illiterate veteran. They furnished Jl.tu) ball tur
examination later.
WINDS FOR THE CITY.
Referee Said to Have Awarded
" ; $300,000 in Elevated Suit.
It was reported at the Corporation Counsels
office yesterday afternoon that Hamilton < klell.
referee in an action brought some time ago by
th- city against the old Yonkers and West Side
Railroad, the old corporate name for the mm*
aye. elevated line, to compel payment of im
provement assessments, had found for he city.
the figure being about $300,000. The cUy-ued
for B per cent on the cost of certain »™P« ye
ments on the line between the Batter,^ and
Fifty-flfth-st.. and for 2 per cent on certain
improvements between Fifty-fifth and Eighty
third sts. . M **-Aa V
The Interurban Railway Company yesterday
put In its answer in the action brought by the
city some time ago to compel the payment o.
car license fees. The answer comprehends the
actions -brought against the Sixth. Eighth ana
Ninth ayes.. Broadway and Seventh-aye, Forty
second-st. and Grand-st. lines. The companies
set up a general denial of liability for the pay
ment of the tax. With reference to clarm
of the city for car license fees for the Third-aye.
system, the company says that the law contem
plated a license for horsecars only, and tnat
since the line was equipped with electricity the
law has been inoperative. The company con
cedes that the arrearages amount to about
$57 000. Assistant Corporation Counsel Chase
Mellen has charge of the prosecution of the
now be DUt on the June calendar.
Sllllli
being that they would be compromised and that
new schedule of license fees. The bill not
new schedule of license fees. The bill did not
Pa Controller Grout contends that each and every
ea? of the company must be licensed, the same
•aseach hack If his contention i» sustained
the companies wil have to pay more than
$1,000,000, including interest.
WASHES AND DEESSES NEGBO BABY.
Graduating Nurses at Presbyterian Hospital
Give Demonstration— Mme. Tsilka There.
Tn the operating theatre of the Presbyterian Hos
pital yesterday afternoon the members of the grad
uating class of nurses, before a large assemblage
of their friends and the board of managers, gave a.
demonstration 'of the duties they will be called
upon to perform. . ,
The demonstrations included the bandaging o.
broken limbs and flesh wounds, treatment of in
flammatory troubles, changing a. patient from one
bed to another, etc. The hit ot the demonstration
was when one of the nurses bathed and dressed an
eighteen day old colored baby, brought from the
Sloane Maternity Hospital.
An Interested spectator was Mme. Tsilka, whose
capture by Bulgarian brigands was an Internation
al sensation a few years ago. Mme. Tsilka had wITa
her her child, born while she was in captivity She
told some o? her experiences while with the brig
ands, and described how she treat the ch lef of
the band for a sprained ankle. Her ah lit> as a
nurse won .for her kind treatment, she sa!d.
PACIFIC TOTJKISTS START TO-DAY.
Pennsylvania Eailroad to Carry Eight Hun
dred by Three Different Routes.
About eight hundred tourists going to the Fa
cific Coast begin their journey to-day by special
train from New-York and Pennsylvania. Seven
special trains will be used, each composed of Pull
man vestlbuled baggage, dining and drawing room
sleeping cars. Each train will be in charge of a
Pennsylvania Railroad tourist agent, and will be
accompanied by a chaperon, official stenographer,
and special baggage master. The destination of
the party is Los Angeles, where many will attend
the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church.
Stops will be made on the going trip at Colorado
Springs. Salt I^ake City. Santa Fe. Albuq.ue.rque.
and the. Grand Canyon of Arizona, according to
trains selected. Three different routes will be
used going and returning, and those going by one
route will return by another.
About two hundred will return tv way of Yellow
stone Park. Two of the special trains will leave
here to-day and to-morrow, at 9.50 a. m., running
on the Mhedule of the Pennsylvania Limited. Thre.e
more trains will leave to-morrow evening at o.*»
p m This is ore of the largest transcontinental
parties ever handled under the personally con
ducted system, and it ia a significant fact that the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company facilities are
equal to the transportation of such a large bod>
in a safe, high ela.ss. comfortable and thoroughly
satisfactory manner.
SUES SO. PACIFIC BOR $1,000,000.
Kentucky Demands That Sum for Taxes for
Five Years.
lA>uisvilie. May 11.— Suit for $i.O»,m> taxea
against th<- Southern Puclflc Railway Company
«aa tiled in the Jefferson County Court here to
day by \Y. L. Weßer, Jr.. revenue agent for this
State. The petition alleges that that corporation
has not paid taxes in five years, and that Jl.o*».oot>
iv now due thn State.
The Southern PacinV te a Kentucky corporation,
having a "service, atfent" in Befc-hmont. a suburb
of this city. bui. aside from the franchise, owns
no property here. The suit Is based purely on its
franrliise rights. l'i»ot-r th.- statutes of Kentucky.
failure or refusal to pay taxes rahjsctl the delin
quent to a I*o per ctnt penalty.
W. F. MERRILL LEAVES N. V.. N. H. & H.
New-Haven. Conn.. May 11. — William 7". M-rrill,
first vice-president of the X<-w-York. Xew-Haven
and Hartford Railroa.l, has resigns). Mr. Merrill
has been in the service of this railroad something
over two years, having been formerly second vice
president of the Erie. The reason for his resigna
tion, which Is to take effect, on June. 1, b not given.
Oeorge Macculloch Mil!*-r. a director of the New-
York, New-Haven and Hartford Railroad, said
last night that Mr. Merrill had been feeling the
effects of overwork and wanted relief. Hence hi*
rf sisnatlon. He al»o said that there had i*-en some
differences or opinion between Mr. Merrill and
President Hall in regard to the ncanagement of
the road. Mr. Merrill went to the New- York and
New-Haven from The Erie about three years ago.
He is about fifty-five years old.
U. S. TROOPS TO PARADE IN BOSTON.
Boston, May 11.— Lieutenant Governor . Curtts
Guild, jr.. has received word from Secretary Root
that the light artillery an.! cavalry from Fort Ethan
Allen. Vermont, and the infantry from Governor's
Island. New- York, as well as the coast artillery
from the New-England forts had been ordered to
Boston as requested, to take part in the parade
when the Hooker statue Is dedicated, on Jum- 25.
This will be the tlrst time in fifty years that ih»
three branches ot the United States military s«-r
vice have appeared together In the streets ot Bos
ton.
NICARAGUA COMPANY OFFICERS.
Pittsbure. May 11.— At a meeting of stockholders
here to-day lh* organization of the Gram! Central
i:allr«»afl'Company of Nicaragua was perfected
by tho election of Hobert Pitcalrn, of this city.
president. Tlie other olnv.Ms are: Alexander R.
Peacock, vice-president; William M. Rees. secre
tary and treasurer, and James Deitrlck. managing
director Ex-Senator Thurston, John R. McCune.
M X Salisbury. l>. M. Clemson. T. t». «'raig. Adam
Wilson and K. B 'Smith were elected directors. All
are ot thi* city with the exception of Mr. Thurston.
The T«ad i.h to run from Managua to Tegucigalpa
and Salvador, a distance of 320 miles. The com
pany Is capitalize at $10,000,000. -
C!uetr- Peabodj neglige
shirts are made first for com
fort, but style and elegance of
material are in them too.
Cluctt Shirts, $i.^o up -
Monarch Shirts, $1.00 up
Cluett, Pcabody & Co.
EACH CLAIMS THE RIGHT,
Cantor and Monroe Both Think
They Should I**ue Permits.
While Borough President Cantor and Commis
sioner Monroe of the I^epartment of V'ater dupply.
Gas and Electricity, are each rlairoinf; the rl»Hr
to issue permits to the Consolidated Telegraph and
Electrical Subway Company for Urn opening of th>»
streets for the -jori««tr.i<tlon of electrtca.l condslts.
they are made co-def«»ndant«< in the proceedir.ir
brought by the company to compel the Issuance ef
permits. Colonel Monroe's roun«el "-fterday ar-
Kued lhat tii* construction of the conduit* ee>iUl
be done legally only under the mipervtutoti of In
spectors appointed by him. and presented long affi
davits In support of that contention. The Corpora
tion Counsel Joined with cour»»-l for the rosapenv
in arguing that the inspectors app'-ir.t-'d by J>re»i
dent Cantor are the proper officials t<» st:p*rv;s*
the work. Ju«tl<-^ O'Gorman took th~ papers and
reeerved d«>cl»lMn. Colonel Monroe i»id last •»»n
ln»: . '.. .
The matter of appointing inspector? is. to my
mlr.d, purely a question of law. an^l not in an.'
way a matter of arrangemrnt or ne«roti»tton witn
the corporati occupying or operating In the city**
streets. As commissioner of this 'l*-partment I
am responsible for the electrical *yb»:*.y construc
tion and the contract under which ttv» o«eeo
dated Telegraph and Electrical Subway ■''•mper;.
g-«ts its right to vse th» streets provides f<»r th
payment of Inspector?. I also, as fommtsslon«r.
am responsible for the safety and preservaMon o*
practically all th» eub-siirfar* construction in th»
city's streetw. This Involve* the constant in.-Two
t!on of work bein? done by private corpo»»tJo
In those streets. 3«riouH inconvenience an-i Inixrry
have happened In the past by r-a*or, of the elec
trlcal subways betne locatf<l In Juxtaposition to
water mains. For improper construction «f tni»
sort during my term of office I will be held r«
sponsible. It is difficult to M how T could re-
Here myself of this responsibility by y«yln»r that
the inspection was In the hands of the boroujrh
president who Is not ch&rsfM with th«- safety •<
any sub-surface structure eaeapl sewers,
TRIGGS OBJECTS TO BANKRUPTCY.
Richmond, Va.. May 11.-The William R. Trlgsr
Shipbuilding Company to-day filed Its answers, mA
with them, demurrers to the bankruptcy proceed
ings against it In the United States District Court.
The company asks that the bankrupt >• proceedmK*
be dismissed. It alleges that the claims of tho*
who instituted the bankruptcy proceedings we-
secured, and that they had no rijfht to place It in
does not deny its insolvency, but It
does deny the rlsht to have it placed in bankruptcy.
LAKE SWALOWS MORE TRESTLE WORK.
Ogden, I'tah, May Five hundred feet of th<»
trestle work on tho Lucien cut-off adjacent to tha
-ast shore of Salt Lake sank yesterday while a
train was passing- ov r It and twenty cars weT*
thrown into the fin*d-in jrrade. It will take ihlrtv
lix hours to clear tIM track. No one was tGjured.
We Eaa Too
111 1 Much 1 1
', W« cat too fast, vre exercise too
1 little, we overwork our nerves- J
; The stomach and bowels get ,
• clogged. (Constipation. ) The <
1 liver gets upset. (Biliousness.) ]
\ And attending these two simple
ailments come all kinds of ois- <
' eases and complications.
To relieve and to cure these ,
Iroabies. the entire medical <
world recommends and pre- \
scribes
' ' <m
Nature's Z-axatrv« w«t«T. '
[ Take on!v the genuine. Don't ]
' be deceived by a laxative called ;
I " HUNYADI " water— ask for
1 and demand _,
I HUNYADI JANOS.
V\ 'hether your tistc is "quiet
and subdued" or inclined
toward more positive patterns
all the roads of good taste
lend here.
We have them ail, as exclusive
as the higher priced tailor's and
. a good deal more satisfactory
as to style and fit than they're
apt to be.
An unusually tine line of men's and
young men's Suits
$15.
Furnishing?, Hats, F'.tc
Smith, Gray & Co.
Broadwaj at .^l>t st.
EXCELSIOR LIQUID POLISH
A Very Superior Article
FOB CLEANING AND TOLISHING
Sterling Silver, Piated Ware. Plate
Glass Windows and Mirrors.
]|WIS S-(?OHSEIt
i:M» »I»ll I*- \\ ••«•! I2«t »ir.-.- «!»«!
133 YVe»t *t»t >.«r,-.-t. Xevr \ork.
ALI> B. a • LLXEN
SfMMKn *h: ■
I "Marching On" .!
; JANUARY, 17%. J
J fLBRUARY. 20%. ♦
t March, 22%. t
I April 29%. t
t The above percentaccs represent ♦
t the gains in sales of the X
t Daily and Sunday ♦
TRIBUNE,
♦■ • t
♦ in the respective months of t
♦ 1903 as compared with 1902. % I
♦ '* Fall in utui Join th< procession." ♦

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