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NO ESCAPE FOR HEAVERS.
CONFESSION REFUSED.
Full Punishment Will Be Meted
Out. Prosecution Believe*.
[From The Trtbui Ruro.au ]
Washington. Sept 19.— Department of
fustic*, acting In accordance with the instruc
tions of the Attorney General, has finally and
definitely refused to cepi the offer of Qeorg«
W Beavers to plead guilty to the Indictment in
tn Doremus Cancelling Machine Company case
ir d ndergo a short term of Imprisonment.
•rtttch would, presumably, be two years in the
penitentiary. The simple fact that Beavers, by
the advice of his attorneys, offered to plead
and accept a light sentence Is regarded aa
conclusive evidence of the weakness of the de
fence, while the Attorney General Is convinced
that, the vernmenfs ca?*>. not only in this In
siarc*. but in s.n-pn! others, is Impregnable,
jtrd that ultimately punishm< materially In
excess Of the bri.-f term which Bearers offers to
serve will be Inflicted by the courts on the ex
postal official.
The Beavers trial 1s set for the October term
cf court, and there is no reason to believe that
further delay will sue.
Incidentally, the offer of Beavers to plead In
the Doremus cape has weakened the defense of
ex-Senator George E. Gre< ■ . who is charged by
the government as being the second party to the
conspiracy against the United States, for which
hoTn Ye and Beavers stand indicted.
Green is still fighting extradition from New-
York, and has one play left with which to de
fer his trial. His attorneys have appealed to
th^ Supreme Court of the United States against
■ . isi.^n of the lower court requiring him to
ovn? to Washington. Nothing further can be
done in the prosecution, therefore, until the Su
rrerr.e Court renders its decision. The officials
of the Department of Justice maintain, how
ever, that the Green case stands on all fours
with the appeal which Beavers made to the Su
preme Court and which was decided In favor of
the vernment, so that they are entirely confl
dent that, once a decision is rendered. Green
will be compelled to come to "Washington and
tak- 1 his medicine. .
It j,; also expected that the decision will ne
rendered soon after the Supreme Court con
venes for the fall term, as a most earnest plea
was made by the department for a decision in
advance of the summer recess, and. while that
was doubtless found impracticable, it is re
garded as assured that a decision has now
been reached, and that it only remains for the
court to hand 1t down.
THE NEEDS OF HOLLAND.
Gueen Wilhelmina Recommends Military
Training for All Youths.
Thp Hague. Sept 19— The States Cxeneral -were
ed to-day. Queen Wilhelmina's speech,
it the end of the Far
En?tem war, dealt with internal matters. Her
■v said the financial condition of the coun
try Imperatively demanded an economical ad
tration, i? the revenues, although increas
ice with the expend
: Blon of The sources of revenue
r-cessary to meet the expected deficit of
1906. and the expenditure necessary for educa
tion and social reforms.
Regarding the defence of the country, the
Fpeech proposed preliminary training of all
youths. In crf^ir to make the whole people avail
able for defence. Means would be sought to
complete the fortifications of Amsterdam as soon
as possible.
The speech also proposed obligatory insurance
apainst Illness, incapacity and old age.
TURKEY SHOWS SIGNS OF YIELDING.
Concessions in Vartanian Case — Possibility
of Naturalization Treaty.
Constantinople, Sept. 19.— Turkey has taken
■.yard yielding the demands of
the American Legation by admitting the right
of th<* American consular authorities to see tha
Armenians Vartanlan and Afarian and investi
gate their claims to American protection. Con
sul General EMokinsor., accompanied by the
draporr.an of the legation, has already visited
soners in the police station of the Be-shik
tasb Quarter, and has begun an Inquiry.
Washington, Sept. 19.— 1t i.= not improbable,,
in the view * State Department officials, that
of th*- Vartanlan case may be the
negotiation of a naturalization treaty between
• and America. The department believes
that Mr. I>eish- rta will be buo
rather by the ?race of the Turkish government
than b^r'fau^e of a. recognition by the Porte of
lerican contention.
PEAHSONS BUYING FOREST LAND.
London Publishers Planning tc Establish
Pulp Mills in Newfoundland.
St. John's, N". F.. Sept. 19.— The Pearsons,
Iynndnn publishers, have just completed nego
tiations for the acquisition of 2.000 square mil^s
of forest land, and a colony is being- formed for
the purpose of establishing pulp mills on a
The g I requires that
ent on the property within th*
n f year*.
ECUADOR CELEBRATES WITH CHILI.
Guayaaull. Sept. 19.— There were festivities
rest* rday through the republic to commemorate
• niversa.-y of the declaration of Chilian
.rience. The executive declared the day
onal holiday, and the public buildings,
parks and main streets were decorated with
Ecuadorian and Chilian flags. Last night he
city was Illuminated and a torchlight procession
cheered for chili and Ecuador.
THE DALAI LAMA STARTS FOR LHASA.
Peking H-r' 19.— The Chinese Foreign Offir*
" Informed that the Dalai Lama, who
rrga prior to i^IJ^VSZiiS-
Lhasa, left Urga. the ttCTefl ££?U?tor
Northern Mongolia, on September 1.. for
'. • The diptomata here doubt whether he In
to nda to return to Tibet.
HONEST PHYSICIAN.
Works with Himself First.
It i« a mistak. to assume that physiciajis are
always skeptical as to the iratlve properties
of anything else than drugs,
Indeed the bea doctors are those who seek to
heal with as Little use 01 drugs a« possible ana
by the use of correct food and drli A pnysi
cian writes from Calif, o tell how he made a
well man of himself with Nature** edy:
"Before ' came from Europe, where I wazl
bom he Bays "It was my custom to take of
fee with mlik fcaXe au lait) with my morning
meal, a small cup (caf§ nolr) after my dinner
aiid two or three additional small cups at my
club during the evening.
"In time nervous symptoms developed, with
pains in the cardiac r*-},''"ii. and accompanied by
great depression of spirits, despondency— in
brief. "th<= blues!* I at first tried medicines,
but got no relief and at last realized that all my
troubles were caused by coffee. I thereupon quit
its use forthwith, substituting English Hreak
fast Tea.
•The tea seemed to hel] me at Brst, but in
rime the old distressing symptoms rammed, and
I quit it also, and tried to use milk for my Ivi '
beverage This I was compelled, however, to
abandon speedily for while It relieved the ner
vousness somewhat, it brought on conutipatlon.
Then by a happy inspiration I was led to try the
PoEtum Food Coffee. This was some months
ago and I still use it. I am no longer nervous,
nor do I suffer from the pains ftbout the heart.
while my 'blues 1 have left !.•<'. •'■" life ia
bright to m« ona more. 1 know that leaving
off coffee and usinfr Postum healed me, and I
make *t a rule to a<ivine my patients to use It.
Name given by Posturn Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
here's a reason.
ASSITRANCES ON MOROCCO.
Franco-German Hitch Nat Likely
In Involve Rupture.
Paris. se,,t. 19.— Another hitch ha* arisen in
the negotiations between France and Germany
relative to the Moroccan conference. This has
resulted in a suspension of the meetings be
tween Pr. Rosen, the. new German Minister to
Morocco, and 11. Revoil, former Governor of
Algiers, the special representatives of Germany
an.) France. Their last meeting took place three
days ago.
Dr. Rosen, in the mean time, is seeking In
structions from Berlin, but the delay begins to
excite apprehension that Germany will not yield
upon points which France considers to be essen
tial. The Foreign Office, however, continues to
view the situation as open to adjustment, and
specifically denies the report in a French news
paper that the German demands include the
port of Mogador upon the Atlantic coast of Mo
rocco. The following official statement was
made to-day:
Th<» question of the cession of the port of Moga
dor does not enter into the negotiations in any
form, for the obvious reason that Germany and
Prance, in their exchange of notes, have spe
cifically agreed to maintain the integrity of Mo
roccan territory. Therefore, it Is impossible to
nepntinfo upon the cession of Mogador or any
part of Moroccan territory.
Pr. Rosen also made a reassuring statement,
paying:
The alarming reports in some French news
papers are unwarranted. The questions in
volved are of supreme importance to both coun
tries, and. therefore. M. lievoil and I are pro
ceeding slowly and cautiously, not desiring a
hasty solution, but seeking an adjustment which
will leave the future free from further misun
derstanding. We prefer a feu- hours* delay
rather than a lame, uncertain agreement, which
would t<e a continual source of future conflict
rather than a definite assurance of peace. Both
of us seek an accord equitable and honorable for
both countries, and one not wounding the legit
imate pelf-respect of either country. Therefore.
the prolongation of the negotiations ought not
to excite apprehension or alarm, as it shows we
are trying to reach a durable accord.
The Foreign Office's denial exercised a steady
ing influence on the Bourse.
Mogadnr. or Suira, is on the west coast of Mo
rocco, 128 miles west by south of the City of Moroc
co, at the mouth of the Tensift River. Mogador is
we'll built, Is defended by several strong batteries
and has two anchorage grounds. Its trade is
chiefly with Great Rritaln and France. The popu
lation numbers about 20,000 persons, of whom over
8,000 are ,It-\vp
A FOE OF JAPAN ACTIF
Vi Yong Ik Reported To Be Con
ferring with Paviloff.
Shanghai, Sept, 19— Ti Yong Ik, who was for
merly the Corean Minister of War and Finance,
and leader of the Russian party In Corea before
the war, is said to have arrived here, and rumors
are current that he is holding conferences with
M. Pavloff. ex-Minister of Russia, at Seoul. Ti
Yong Ik was arrested by the Japanese late in
February, 1904, and was sent in custody to
Japan, but later was allowed to return to Corea,
shorn of hia military' rank. He is said to have
escaped from that country some time aero.
For several years the Emperor of Corea relied
on the advice of Vi Yong Ik. who wielded such
power that few people dared to oppose him. He
was at the height of his power just previous to
the outbreak o£. the war between Russia and
Japan, when the Russians and Japanese were
struggling for supremacy at the Corean Court.
Ti Tong Ik then headed the Russian party. Be
fore the war he insisted that the Emperor of
Corea had nothin? to fear, and that, while pos
sibly Russia and Japan would go to war, he, VI
Tong Ik, would arrange matters so that no
trouble would result In Corea.
As Vi Yong Ik controlled all the govern
ment offices at Seoul, the Emperor placed
implicit faith in him, and he practically became
ruler of th 6 kingdom, although described as an
illiterate man, unable to read or write. But he
possessed wonderful ingenuity In devising new
plans to get money out of the people and enrich
the Emperor, among his favorite schemes being
to create false accusations of treason and then
confiscate all the property of the accused and
hi AnllT favored, unkempt man. Vi Yong Ik lived
In humble quarters, as he was well aware that
many favorites had fallen through yielding to
habits of luxury and pleasure. But 11 mng IK
could not stem the tide of Japanese influence,
and he was gradually forced to the wall. Late
in February. 1904. he was arrested and deported
to Japan but when Japan had Corea well in her
own hands XI Yong Ik was allowed to return to
his native land under surveillance. The conclu
sion of peace, however, seems, according to the
dispatchSom Shanghai, to have opened up a
fresh field for Ti Tong Ik's peculiar activities,
and if the Shanghai report is to be believed, he
is'aiready making the most of his opportunities.
BAD ASSEMBLY OUTLOOK.
Only US Out of 7.000 Voters Reg
ister at Odessa.
Odessa. Sept. 10.— The registration here for
the elections to the National Assembly shows
that only 115 out of 7 000 qualified voters have
thus far placed their names on the registers.
The fact that the .r>20.000. r >20.000 inhabitants of this
port ran have only a single representative led
to action on the part of the municipal authori
ties, who. anticipating the failure of the elec
tions vainly petitioned the government to give
Odessa another deputy The military restric
tion^ preclude the possibility of an electoral
campaign Advices from Kieff. Ekaterlnoslav
and Kharkoff show similar conditions. Only
four days remain for registration.
The Municipal Council of Odessa has resolved
to ask the government to allow, the population
Liberty of the press and the meetings of unions,
as, the councilmen say, full civil rights are
necessary to carry out the elections.
THE CZAR AT VIBORG.
New Battleship Impeded — Finnish
Governor Received.
Yibor?, Finland. Sept. 19.— Emperor Nicholas
to-day inspected the new battleship Slava and
tiger Ainrefc. Later the Emperor received
Prince John Obolensky. Governor General of
Finland. The imperial yacht 1b anchored in the
roads.
MURDERS CGNTrNTTE AT BAKU.
No Disorders on Large Scale Reported — More
Districts Under Martial Law.
Tiflts Sept. 19.— The Governor of Baku re
ts that there have been no disorders on a
large scale, in the town or in the oil fields, but
that there have been scattered cases of assault
and murder.
The Viceroy has placed the districts of Gori
and Dushet under martial law.
SCHEME OF MEDIATION IN HUNGARY.
I lapest. Sept 19-— v is understood that the
Empe ror contemplates the appointment
M nfldentisJ intermediary between tho
" a -md the leaders of the United OpposJtion,
wi?h the objec/ of pavins th way for a o,u
tion of the f'i____
AMERICAN SUICIDE FROM STEAMER.
19.— While the Hamburg-Amer-
steamer Prini Oskar from Genoa,
lound to Naples and N>w-Tork. was entering
S 'harbor her.. William Ren.. an American.
. j, ed overboard «nd was drowned.
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 20. l<Wff>.
PHILIPPINE RATE WAR.
Foreign lines Plan to Capture
In terida nd Traffic.
\V;ishit!£rton, Sept. 19— Indications of a rate
war between the transportation companies op
erating steamship lines in the interlsland trade
of the Philippines and foreign ships plying be
tween Hong Kong and other Oriental ports are
contained In information received here from
government sources.
The interisland traffic of the Philippines is
restricted by act of Congress to vessels having
American register and operating under the
coastwise laws of the United States. Three or
four companies are operating lines of steamers
in this trade, having been established under
Spanish rule and later transferred to the Ameri
can flag. These companies have been deprived
in the past of much business through the estab
lishment of lines of steamers by the Philippine
government and the operation of transports of
the quartermaster's department of the army.
Just as the government ships are to be with
drawn from the trade, however, news comes
that foreign ships operating principally from
Hong Kong have made a rate from that port
to the four principal ports of entry in the Philip
pines for foreign vessels — Manila, Iloilo, Cebu and
Zamboanga— which is less than the interisland
rate between these ports. The result of this
rate, it is anticipated, will be to divert the com
merce between these ports to Hong Kong at
the expense of M mila, and, accordingly, mer
chants in these cities will purchase their sup
plies in Hong Kong or elsewhere and abandon
completely the interisland commerce.
There is reason to believe that the interisl
and transportation companies will meet the new
rate of the foreign companies. However, the
Americanization of the Philippines has increased
the cost of operating ships restricted to the
regulations of the coastwise laws and placed
them at the same disadvantage there that
American ship owners complain of in this coun
try, whereas Hong Kong is regarded as one of
the least expensive ports in the world from
which to ship crews.
It is understood that Secretary Taft has been
placed in possession of the facts of this situa
tion, which is regarded as one of the serious
problems in the Philippine equation.
INSPECTORS OUSTED.
They Had Been Charged with
Smuggling in Chinamen.
Washington. Sept. 10.— The Department of
Commerce and Labor to-day issued an order
removing Edward Baltz and Charles W. Steven
son, Chinese inspectors in the immigration ser
vice. They were charged with assisting in
smuggling four Chinamen into the United States
at Buffalo, and with swearing falsely at the
hearing of these Chinamen, whose cases are
now before the United States Commissioner at
Buffalo. This is the first time since the gov
ernment has been enforcing the Chinese Exclu
sion act that an inspector has been found guilty
of such an offence.
Buffalo, Sept. 19.— Four Chinamen were arrested
in January by Inspector Baltz and other inspectors
connected with the Buffalo office. The Chlnam«n
were charged with being illegally in the United
States, and three of them were deported to China.
Lee Chung Kee, the fourth, secured counsel and
fought against deportation, charging that there was
collusion among the inspectors. Judge Hazel sent
the caso to Commissioner Keating for a hearing to
determine the truth of Lee Chung Kee's statement.
The hearing before Commissioner Keating brgan
on September 11. It was asserted by Hamilton
Ward, counsel for the Chinaman, that the Inspec
tors induced the four Chinamen to come over the
border and then captured them. Inspector Pierce,
in charge of the local immigration office, flatly re
fused to answer certain questions put by At
torney Ward, counsel for Kee. and the case was ad
Journed until September 21 to allow Pierce to con
sult the departmpnt at Washington as to whether
he should give evidence secured in tht> course of
a secret investigation.
Inspector Stevenson was transferred to Santa Fe,
N. &L, on Jane 1. on the recommendation of Inspec
tor Pierce.
TWO WAYS TO BUILD CANAL.
Engineers Hear Bunau-Varilla and Linden
W. Bates Explain Plans.
Washington. Sept. 19.-The board of consulting
engineers of the Isthmian Canal Commission to
day devoted its time to hearing an explanation
of the plans for a canal which Mr. Bunau-Varllla
and Linden W. Bates, respectively, have formu
lated. Mr. Bunau-Varilla was engaged on the
canal work as an engineer under the French
regime, and has given much time to the study of
the problem. Mr. Bates is a civil engineer of New-
York.
Mr Bunau-Varilla told the board that under his
proposed method a canal could be built and put
into operation within five years. It could be
deepened to a sea level canal within five yo*r3
more The novel feature of his plan is to con
struct the locks from a foundation below sea 1 evel
W,a highest lock on the canal as hrusneri niFt
£3s3s iBB%? s&g «°i£
rmt This is regarded rather as a method of treat
or other Suggestion regarding the engineering feat-
U The°Dian e of^Mr Bates combines many sugges
11111111
mß th°u n con^rvlS of the isthmus close to the
iTU". "££■«& g&S-.Sf'SS
into two mammoth. \*to* \ 8 ™ m P P . and tend to
T^S K £H2« YSTSSte.
formaUon as to e\eiy of cloßely printed
miuer^cUpang^wlth^ps and diagrams.
M. WITTE REACHES PARIS.
Appears Much Fatigued by Journey, but
Will Make Only Brief Visit.
Paris Sept. 19.- M. Wltte. accompanied by his
wife and daughter and several members of the
Russian mission, arrived here this morning, after
a tedious night ride from Cherbourg. Following
wish of the Russian statesman,
here was no informal reception, and only a few
taSnate friends gathered at the Northern Rail
rTcrowd'of travellers respectfully saluted M.
Witte who bowed his acknowledgments. He
Appeared to be much fatigued by the voyage.
appears t nlltl -,mobile he went at once to
and, entering an automorii R bHef
th l H ?n Paria i conferring with Ambassador
visit in rr ' \\ h b , v also with President Lou-
Nelidoff and PP r r °^> als Pro fessor de Martens,
bet and Premier Rouv^r to - m orrow
ASSSiS?I?«. Petersburg on Satur
day. _._ ,
PEACE CONFERENCE AT LUCERNE.
Lucerne Sept. ld.-The Universal Peace Con
giTl^f Us -sions to-day at the Kursaal,
wl^ Relegates in attendance. In the large
uitn *w v * tlon ar e RabW OU i Grossman,
American de «^°" m n prßnkl)n Trueblood. of
SLSTS "iSSS-b- of New-York and
Boston, ana ee^ Qn , 7 .... 0n g and boards of trade
Boston civic <^JVne report of the American
Mr. Trueblood read in , Uon slm ar to
delegates, who prebe by tne inter-Parliamen
that cent r l s at Brussels, favoring a second
tary Congress at » fQr the purpOjJ g of
conference at T e £* onal arbitration treaty,
drawing up periodical congresses for the
and also favoring per. , to tne , lm , ta _
discussion of que v arm aments and tne protec
Son of £SS "J^erc^ against belligerents.
THREE KILLED BY FALL OF SCAFFOLD,
. c«nt 19.— Three man were killed
Montreal. Sept- t(> _ &&y fey
and two serious y nj
lapse of a ■«« oid burb of thl3 city.
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PUNISH CAPT. HOTVILLE.
Inspectors Revoke License for Not
Aiding the Disabled Sylph.
Washington, Sept. 19.— The failure of Captain
W. H. Hotville, as master of the United Fruit
Company's steamship Oteri. to give assistance
to the United States steamship Sylph, which was
disabled off the coast of North Carolina on the
night of April 12, has cost him his position
through the revocation of his license by tha
United States Steamboat Inspection Service.
This action was taken by inspection officers at
Norfolk, Va., on September 12, and the corre
spondence was made public to-day by the De
partment of Commerce and I^abor. The distress
of the Sylph occurred while Lieutenant Evana
was bringing the vessel up the coast from Flor
ida, where it had been used by Mrs. Roosevelt
and the Roosevelt children for a cruise.
It appears from the evidence gathered by the
steamboat inspection service that Captain Hot
villa made little effort to aid the Sylph. The ac
cusation of Lieutenant Evans and the reply of
Captain Hotville do not materially differ, except
that Hotville offered an excuse for his action.
According to officers of the Inspection service,
this excuse was the most damaging evidence ob
tained.
Lieutenant Evans, in commenting on the inci
dent, told in detail of the accident to the Sylph
and his failure to get the Oteri to respond to
his signal of distress, .md said he "was entirely
helpless and the Oteri knew it." He then
graphically described the experiences of the
night, the failure of other vessels to see the sig
nals from the Sylph, and finally of the rescue on
the morning of April 13 by the Morgan liner
El Cid, which put about from her course to
New-Orleans. Lieutenant Evans asked to be
tmverl into safe anchorage within Chesapeake
Bay, and the request was complied with. The
Sylph was taken In tow, but her condition was
so bad that the Morgan liner was compelled to
slow down from ten to five knots, and later to
three knots an hour. The report of Lieutenant
Evans closed with this statement:
I am firmly convinced that had the El Cid not
taken us Into port the Sylph and all her people
would have been lost.
The inspectors having charge of the inquiry
were Mr. Tapley and Mr. Bray. They said the
Sylph had broken down and asked to be taken
in tow. and that Captain Hotville failed to slow
down for the alleged reason that at the time the
Sylph was spokeD the telegraphic system on
the Oteri became impaired, and there was no
direct manner of sending word to the engine
room for a reversal of the engines. The inspec
tors held that this excuse showed the master to
be a man without resources, and, on that ground
and on that of negligence, revoked his license.
Captain Hotvilie wrote the inspectors from
his home in Massachusetts declining to go to
Norfolk, for the reason that he was out of em
ployment for three months after the incident,
and for the rest of the time he had received only
$9 a week.
TYPHOID AT TOLEDO.
Health Officer Says City Is on Verge
of Epidemic.
[By Telegraph to Tha Tribun*.]
Toledo, Sept. 19.— Tha.t the city of Toledo
is on the verge of an epidemic of typhoid fever
is the opinion of Health Officer Brand. Thirteen
news cases of the disease were reported to the
City Health Department yesterday, and three
more to-day. Every case reported by physicians
is Investigated immediately, and. so far, in
neaxly every instance water has been found to
be the source of contagion.
In a late report of the city chemist, it was
shown that hundreds of people are infected by
drinking water from surface wells. To prevent
this infection a war against the wells is being
waged.
NEW-ORLEANS MAN ON FEVER.
Says Science Has Done Wonders Toward
Stamping Out the Disease.
Albert G. Tebo, of New-Orleans, is staying at the
Hotel St. Denis. Mr. Tebo, who has been a mer
chant in the Crescent City over thirty years, re
calls the yellow fever epidemic of 1867 and the
visitations of IS7A. Mr. Tebo said yesterday:
One of the most notable things in connection
with this year's epidemic is> the comparative mild
ness of the attack. Science and the effort of our
citizens have wrought wonders in fighting and
gaining control of the disease. Since the true
theory of the transmission of the disease, the
stegornyia mosquito, has been generally accepted,
a limit to Its ravages may be fixed. The old
theory that the disease could be conveyed in cloth-
Ing or transmitted in merchandise has happily
been exploded.
On the day I left New-Orleans thirty-eight new
cases were reported, with no deaths, while the
record for the corresponuing day in 1878 was -.7.3
iipw ca?es and ninety deaths. Considering the in
crease in population since 187^. it i? clear thai the
deaths now resulting from the rapidly diminishing
fever bear an unimportant relation to the average
mortality statistics.
The "cold feet" brigade left early in the action,
but nearly three hundred thousand people have
continued their usual business avocations, throng
ing the pleasure resorts, paying practically no at
tention to the fever, excepting to inveigh against
the inconvenience and annoyance to which we
were subjected by reason of the fears of people
in the country towns and surrounding States.
Business is now almost normal, tor we are
again permitted to ship our goods into outside ter
ritory with very little hindrance.
SEEKS CHARTER'S FORFEITURE.
Independent Club of 21st District Files
Papers with Attorney General.
Application has been made hy th*> Independent
Club of the 21st Assembly District for the forfeit
ure of the Forty-second Street, Manhattanvllle
and St. Nicholas Avenuo Railroad charter. The
application papers were filed with Attorney Gen
eral Mayer yesterday, but actio.i will not be taken
until next month.
The Independent Club, of which the Rev. Dr.
John P. Peters is a member, has long wanted the
company's charter forfeited. The contention is
made by the applicants that, the company, which
Is part of the Metropolitan system, is not using
its tracks In Amsterdam-aye. and Manhattau-st.
Before ex- Borough President Cantor went out of
office he ordered the company, which has since
been absorbed by the Metropolitan, to take the
unused tracks out of the streets. This the com
pany refused to do. and after a bitter fight the
case was taken to the courts and hotly contested.
It was fought up to the Appellate Division, which
reversed Mr. Cantor's order by a vote of 8 to 2.
The Independent Club determined, however, to
defeat the. company, and although beaten in th«
courts its members hava now made application to.
n°^ the charter forfeited. By agreement of At
lornev General Mayer, the Independent Club and
he Metropolitan company, further proceed ngs In
the case will not be taken up until October 1..
SUICIDE'S BODY SENT TO BALTIMORE.
The body of John L. <ireen. of Baltimore, the
young man who committed suicide in Roche's
Hotel No. 102 West 38th-st.. last Saturday, was r
moved yesterday from the undertaking es ablish
«nt at No 574 7th-ave. Joshua R. Green, brother
ment at No. 374 <tn Harry A Armacost. his broth
i^^t^"ha"«"Vu^tody. whioh *«
•hijuwi U> BaltlmoM
Hand Wrought Silver
splendid in Design and Workmanship.
A collection in every way worthy an event so im
portant as the recent Opening of the
Gorham Building
Visitors cordially invited-— quite without regard to
any intention to purchase.
The Gorham Company
Silversmiths and Goldsmiths.
Fifth Avenue — Thirty-sixth Street
HOLLAND'S PEACE CALL
Invitation to Powers Expected —
Russia's Action Explained.
Washington, Sept. 19.— "1t seems to the Prwident
that the high task ha undertook in seeking to bring
about an agreement of the powers to meet in a
second peace conference is virtually accomplished,
so far as it is appropriate for him to act. and
that, with the general acceptance of h!s invita
tion in principle, the future conduct of the affair
may fitly follow its normal channels. To this end
it Is suggested that the further and necessary in
terchange of views between the signatories of the
acts of 1899 be effected through the International
Bureau under the control of the permanent admin
istrative council of The Hague."
These words of the late John Hay. written De
cember 16 last, as an instruction to the representa
tives of the United States accredited to the gov
ernments signatory to The Hague convention, em
body the last official action of this government
looking to a reconversion of The Hague confer
ence, according to the records of the State E>epart
ruent. On October 21, 1&»>» Secretary Hay. by
direction of the President, invited the powers to
a second conference, fixing no date, and suggesting
an exchange of views as to the subjects to be con
sidered. It was distinctly stated that the invitation
was tentative. These exchans^s soon followed, and
on December 18 of the same year Secretary Hay
wrote:
The replies 80 far received Indicate that the propo
sition has been received with general favor. No
dissent has found expression. . . . The replies of
Japan and Russia conveyed in light terms a friend
ly recognition of the spirit and purpose of the
invitation, tut on the part of Russia the reply was
accompanied by the statement that, in the existing
condition of things in the Far East, it would not
be practicable for the imperial government, at this
rroment. to take part in such a conference.
The President, therefore, turned over to the ad
ministrative council the conduct of the further
negotiations necessary to secure an enunciation of
the views of the respective powers to clear the
way for the reconvention of the conference. It is
pointed out that in doing this the President par
ticularly looked to the "Government of the Neth
erlands" to issue the call for the second con
ference, and it is the present understanding that
this will be done. It is assumed that what has
happened in St. Petersburg is that the Russian
government, which, as above noted, caused the
postponement of the second conference on account
of the war. ia now about to remove the obstacle
and either has notified or is about to notify the
administrative council that it ia now willing to
proceed to the second conference.
The State Department, so far. has not been
Informed of this decision, but is disposed to ac
cept the St. Petersburg advices as conclusive on
that point. The next step in order, if the normal
course is followed, is a definite acceptance by the
powers of an invitation naming a specific date for
the conference, and this probably will contain
reservations by most of the powers, with the pur
pose of securing limitations of the programme of
topics to he considered. This may naturally be ex
pected to consume many weeks and perhaps
months, so it is improbable that the second con
ference at The Hague will me«t before the next
calendar year.
EXPECTS WARS RENEWAL
Japanese Educator Says Russia Will
Attack Again.
[By T«le«rra.ph to Th» Tribune.]
Montreal, Sept. 19.— Among the pessimistic views
expressed to-day by the Rev. Yo!tco Honda, presi
dent of the Methodist College at Aoyama, a suburb
of Tokio, regarding the Russo-Japanese peace
treaty, was one to the effect that he expected a re
newal of hostilities at a not far distant day. Dr.
Honda came to New- York from Paris, where he
attended the International Congress of th« Young
■Men's Christian Association as a delegate of the
Japanese branch- He is on his way to Japan. He
said:
I do believe that there is some dissatisfaction in
Jaoan over the terms of peace mad« by my coun
try Its apparent seriousness was the result of
the' unwise manner in which the police handled the
rioters The riots were not of an antl-roreign or
anti-American character. My authority for that
is a cable dispatch from Bishop Harris, at Tokio.
The government, I understand, has not permitted
the publication of the full text of th« treaty of
Portsmouth, and some politicians have taken ad
vantage of this to help their cause. As a matter
of fact, Japan has for the fourth time in her his
tory been disgraced before the world by Russia.
The firs* time wa» when eh« bolstea her flag over
Tshushina Island; then came the taking of Sag
halien Island, followed some y«ar« later by the
occupancy of >ort Arthur, and now the flat refusal
of Russia to pay indemnity to Japan, although the
St. Petersburg government was rwpoiuuble for the
waiving of the qu««tion of indemnity by our
envoys wa* not so disconcerting to my people as
the manner in which Kussia escaped paying for It.
If* M Wttte had explained that Russia could not
nay it would have been different, but h© refused
absolutely. In view of the fact that the respon
sibility of the war wag Ruaalaa, the Japanese feel
that their pride has been hurt.
But I expect to see a renewal of hostilities be
tween Japan and Russ la. How soon. I will not
venture to predict. Russia Intends restoring her
naw and with another Intrigue, perhaps with
China, will aga-in attempt to fight us. The Chinese,
too have a national pride, ana we can never con
trol them. They might agree with us on some
things, but not on everything. Peace Itself will not
check the power of the Russian bureaucracy now
In power, and the bureaucrats will ch«ck the prog
ress of the proposed reforms. M. Witt© cannot
control Russia.
The war party gain«d a great victory at Ports
mouth, and th« problem of peace In the East has
not been solved. The peace treaty does not mean
the end of the war. If the war party in Russia had
lo?t. peace would have been assured, but they are
still in power.
The Japanese sympathize with Baron Komura for
being compelled to negotiate the treaty he did. and
we realize that he acted on orders. His powers were
limit«d.
HIT BY TRAIN FOR PET DOG'S SAKE.
! ay TVleeraph to The Tribune ]
Asheville. N. C, Sept. 19— Mrs. Susan Williams,
seventy-nve years old, a pensioner of the Mexican
War. was struck by a freight engine of the At
lantic and North Carolina Railroad at Medora,
X. C, to-day, whii« txyinjr t* aav» the Him oX •>
pet Oas.
Piano Tuning
Tone-Regulating
Polishing and
Repairing
Home again t rammer o»tr-—
ended ! Open op the booae, meow
the furnitute. air-oat, clean-up I
The unial program ; but don't over
look the Piano, it abould be overhauled
at once.
A telephone call or a postal aad om
of our experts will wait on you and
make a proper estimate oi what yo»r
Ptano requires.
In the repair department of oar fac
tor v, »hi>h is one of the largest ia th*
world, we employ men of loss; esperi
sacs and highest skiil.
WpianosWK
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sad OS W. 12Stki St.. New York
CARPET ™ 2 1, i LiH I?"
CLEANSING tel!"S£
COMPRESSED aklnl L V , 9 lt^
AIR. Alterinc. Relartnff.
WATER FILTERS AND COOLERS.
THE BEST KIND.
For Sale by
IXWIS & CONGLR
130 * 132 W"«it 42d Street,
and 133 W>»t 41»t St.. »w York.
STEAMER ON ROCK 127 DAYSL
i
Fast in Strait of Magellan— Builds Eal»
Bottom and Gets Afloat
The steamer Curnbal arrived here yesterday from
Buenos Ayres ami reported runMngf on the rocks
In the Strait of Magellan. The steamer wo
bound from New- York for the west coast of Sootlx
America when on December 4. 1904. she ran on tb«
rocks in Smyths Channel She hadlO.ooo tOB»O«
cargo on board, but only one-third of It WU
S *The 1 ' steamsr was on the rocks IZ7 days i wban a
fai«* bottom was put in and she was floated, but
listed so badly that she was strained and wu
oh feed to uur into a nearby harbor, where fur
ther -repairs were made. The Cumbal WU dry
do-'kPd at Ku*nos Ayres and brought here torptr.
manent repairs. It was reported that she had to
travel several miles to s^a stem forenv»st In order
to prevent th« combers from pouring Into the hold,
JERSEY CORPORATION TAX, $3,622,328.
— i
A Decrease of $79,194, but Increase ia
Number of Companies.
Trenton. N*. J., Sept. 19. — Xew-Jersey*« tttom*
tax on corporations for 1905 will be 53.622.528 77.
provided, of course, all the corporations pay Us*
taxes assessed against them by the State. Tbla
tax will be paid by 10. OSS corporations.
At the corresponding period last year the total
number of corporations assessed was 10,027, aad
the total tax levied against them wag $3,701. 6J1 M.
This shows an Increase of fifty-nine in the number
of companies tor this year, but a decrease of
$79,194 07 in the taxes assessed. This decreased
tax is accounted for mainly by the fact that a
number of corporations of large capitalization nay*
had their charters forfeited by th* State, owiaj to
non-payment of the State tax.
A. F. L. WANTS CHINESE KEPT OUT.
Washington, Sept. 19.— resolution was adopted
at to-day's meeting of the executive council of tha
American Federation of Labor which opposed any
chance of the existing law excluding la
borers and coolies from the United States and lt»
An organizer has been appointed to devote awr
eral months te organizing tr.« I apei m.iker* through-
American Federation of Labor i^oxlma^lT rf
trade unions and a membership, approximately, or
2.000,000. j
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