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have suggested that the new method «i mm*"
tainin? the value of consigned poods "ill ma
terially enhance their appraised value and a- -
cordingly iarrease thr duties under the Payne
bill- The President has. xerdied, t<> ?uch. ?ug
«e«t.' ■ - that he favor*. the Payne provision, that
pros'? frauds have been perpetrated under th-
Dicgley and previous tariff laws, that there has
be** altogether too much opportunity for under
valuation frauds— so much so. indeed, that the
largest ud iw*t ■■■■'- mercantile concerns
have refrained from m .~rt : n thAxnselv**.
njidin* it more profitable to employ' expert lm
/porters uh«< were thoroughly familiar with all
the methods of importing «t iv lowest possible
valuations 1,, a word, th« ifeslflent believes
the administrative provisions of former tariff
hills hay*- piaer-d a premium on fraud, and he
welcomes a chanse which rill obviate such a
situation. . - . ...
• Many classes of consigned goods are made ei
(pressly for the American, market, and have no
known market value where they are produced,
and the only fair criterion of value, in the opin
• ien «f the President. is the wholesale price in the
fnuAl State* l«^ «'f cbuw^dM cost of trans
portation insurance, importers profit, etc
' -hose who have Bought to ■■•a! to the assumed
r*,* tariff proclivities of the President have
' failed signally. f*r in each instance he has
rromptlv dis-nted from thVsuppwf.on that the
Payne provision m a -joker" or thai it should
be materially altered or omitted.
All Republicans Urged To Be Pres
ent Sac Yorkers on Tariff.
!Fr»Tn Tr.» Tribal* Bureau. " * - -
Washington. April :--Th« New York City Re
- publicans in the Hook mot to-day in a tariff con-
Jerenc- and divided that they would insist on re
moval of the duty on M Sl* ll* countervailing
f6u\v on coffee. They KIM went ..... record as op
n«sfd t-. the inheritance tax. '•>■' agreed that they
uould not attempt to Imjfed-.the progress or the
bill ;f; f thfa provision is retained. Mr. Cork", of the
• w District a tariw section of which is Inhabited
by farmers. adv.i-ated the restoration of the duty
on hidrs. but the other members ••' the delegation
are content that they should remain on the free
-!ict. The duty on gloves and heaters »■«, also
<i!«> U .-sed. bat no action was taW although it is
understood that the members were unanimous in
the opinion that the increased «at, 1, undesirable.
All the Republicans in the House received a
me»a«< fro,,, Repreaentattv. Dwight the whip.
t-d.v. telling them that they must be m their
fMt c. 12 »etodc on Monday. wh«n the tariff rule
will be brought in and voted on | ThOll«jJJ
cr * are confident they will "have enough totes to
pa SS the rul, *nd «, vote down HI. Mt cotton
of the Democrats to recommit the bill v.lth In
etnictions ... make certain amendments.
An evidence of th« spirit of harmony which ex
lMl . in the Democratic rank- was afforded to-«ay.
Representative , npe of Georgia, who voted for
the Fitzgerald amendment to the rules, »as tan
2 with a newspaper man when ***>**«»»**
Garretu of Tennessee, came up and said: ] un
derstand that one of cur confounded Democratic
traitors If to close the Jebate for our side.
•Is that -o?" said Mr. Grist*, Then. after a
-aufe: "Why. I am string ... «**■ •*• debate
"*«£." answered Mr. Garrett. 'Then my inf <r
' mation was correct."
I There is probably one more feud on in the
' Democratic ranks.
Mr. De Leon Protests Against Free
Trade with Islands.
{From The Tribune Bureau.]
- Vashincton. Apr.l 2.— An earnest protest SgahSSt
tree trade with the PhiiirP'rie I«l«tMla. as proposed
by Tho Payne bill, was made In th« House to-day
:>>• Palmo Ocamp" de L«on. resident commissioner
troai the Philippines. For the first time in the his
tory of the House the voice of a Filipino was
heard, and the clearness and ability with which the
speech was delivered caused mucft ravoiable com
I "As fooii as the measure >~came operative." Mr.
de Leon sail, "st would Immediately cause. In the
first year a decrease in th« revenue of about 6.000,0r>3
pefcos. from which revenues the Philippine govern
ment obtains the greater portion — income for
the support of the administration. This decrease
would aurrrient every year as foreign importations
gradually fell off. owing to the advantageous posi
tion • -..:. American products »oull have In the
market— a position which iaevßtaMj would annul
. foreign competition.
o • "LJvir.g under the protection of this country, th«
: Fllipmos would willingly grant the greatest prcf
•i-j-Tcnci to American products were they not con
fvir.ced that such preference means ruin for their
e*n country- One* foreign goods are driven from
, itt . Philippine markets, the importer of -American
j products would control the situation. The decrease
of the customs revenues would inevitably compel
the Philippine eminent to go bits bankruptcy,
because there are no other sources from -w liich tv
obtain revenues and meet its financial obligation*.
"Viewing the question In Its political aspect. is
{( I cannot conceive of any higher
endorsement of a piano than to
be selected and used by an or
ganization composed of such
distinguished artists as is the
Metropolitan Opera Company.
"When I hear the WEBER
Piano played, I do not wonder
that it has been the choice of
this great company for ten years. * ™
So writes Andreas Dippel, the Administrative
Manager of the Metropolitan Opera Co.
The Opera Sale
of Weber Pianos
Now taking place at Aeolian Hall
- %
- Gives you the opportunity to choose from the
pianos used personally by the greatest singers
of the world.*; . >
These pianos are the latest case designs
and the finest examples _
-.r. •- - „ r. i- Important
Of piano Craftsmanship Price Reductions
ever ' produced by the Toev«the«r«wedpi« B omsji,
„ famous Weber factory. tiie«e instrument! look like new. \
famous Weber factory. IBi B v* they *** new „a*
' , " "".* ."■ beginning of the present opera
From its very nature, • •"*»• y« tecWmiiy they
«••. . -•. ,♦■'■ must be disused at " used
such an Opportunity can And « »ueh they carry tub-
I * , Jtantial reductions in price.
occur but once a year. M.«.r.t. M.»tu y p.y.esu.
TL^ A A *ilU«« PA Aeolian H»U, 362 Fifth Are.
1 he Aeolian 10. Near 340. St., New York
not there d <Uns?r that the future Independence of
the Filipino- would be hindered by the ties conse
quent upon the establishment of free trade? Th
trusts and ..-.her corporations that would establish
themselves in the Philippine* encouraged by free
tra.l.-. wouid place h formidable barrier against llH
plno frwdam. Th.- only reciprocity we ask to that
our svgar nnd tobacco l-» admitted free of duty,
and In exchange allow all agricultural machinery
and Implements of manufacture tree admission into
all narts of the Philippines."
The commissioner said 1 - expressed the sentiment
of eight millions of Filipinos in asking Congress to
grant Independence to the inhabitants of the Maids.
After th> commissioners speech, Mr. OouMen, of
NVw fork saM he had heard Mr. Taft declare. , «
foro he became ....... that If be could get 'k
active support of Mr. De L«on. he would have n»
difficulty In pleasing the Filipinos. T. l« statement
was greeted with great applause.
Two adrocites or a tariff commission appeared
thte afternoon in the r-erson* of Representatives
Tosmsend. of Michigan, and Morse, of Wisconsin.
The latter announced that he would offer an amend
ment providing for the establishment of such a com
mission if an opportunity Is afforded He «1« de
clared that he would vote agate* the hUI unless
the countervailing: duty on oil was removed
Mr Bansdell. of Louisiana, "id thai be was
rapidly turning toward protection, and that the
entire South was changing its opinion on the tariff
Question. of Mississippi, and Mr. Clayton, of
Mr S) I ' Mississippi, and Mr. < avt..n. o.
Uabama. wrnted free lumber, hides, boots, shoes,
bagging -and cotton ties. Mr. Clayton engaged In
several heated colloquies with members on the Re
publican side. Others who ok» were Messrs.
Moore of Pennsylvania : Young, of New York : Ltnd
berg of Minnesota; Bowers, of Mississippi: I>ang
ley of Kentucky: Covington. of Maryland; Burke.
Of Pennsylvania: Hamilton, of Michigan: < ul'.op.
of Indiana; Copp. of Wisconsin, and Candler. of
At the night session Mr. Fowler, of New Jersey,
spoke in favor of a permanent tariff commission.
•If Congress should declare to-day that the pres
ent tariff schedules should be the actual schedules."
he said, and nt the sari?e time fix maximum and
minimum schedules as the boundaries within which
an expert tariff commission, subject to the approval
of the President, who Is responsible for the reve
nue, could fix the actual duties to be paid, but
that no such change should take place for a period
of a year and a half after their promulgation by
the President, this country would go forward by
lfaps and bounds. Should such a principle be
adopted no party could go before the country on a
platform to abrogate It. Labor and the business
interests would unite in its defence. for It would
eitsalnate that unrest which must necessarily fol
, low the success of a party clamoring for a revenue
tariff instead of a protective tariff: for such a tariff,
systerr would soon be recornined as an advanta
geous trade tariff, and this could conserve the gen
eral welfare."
Paris. April 2— The Federation of Industry and
Commerce, a powerful organization at business
men, has presented ■ petition I" the French govern
ment settlnjr forth in detail the French objections
to the Payne bilL The government is asked to in
struct M. JuFserand, the French Ambassador at
Washington, to protest, first, aßain.-t the -enor
mous Increases' in the duties on French specialties,
such as snap? gloves, etc.: second, against the in
elasticity of Section 4 of th. bill, which concerns
negotiation el commercial agreements and treaties,
and, third. In favor of the maintenance of the ex
isting regulations refraMiriK appraisements'.
Washington. April The attitude of the govern
ment of Sao Paulo. Brazil, regarding the so-called
valorization policy and the management of the cof
fee belonging to that government, is set forth in a
cable dispatch received to-day by the Brazilian
Amßassador from the Minister of Finance of Sao
jo. The message says that the government of
Sao Paulo 15 no longer engaged in valorization op
erations, and that any tax created by the l'nit*-d
States will injure more than the American con
Measure Likely To Be Reported to the Senate
on* Monday.
[From Th» Trifcun* Bureau 1
Washirgion. April 2—lt2 — It is probable that the bill
rif: for the next decennial crnfuf' will pass
the Senate next week. Senator I -a F.>!lette. who
ha? had many clashes with Senators in ch?.r«e of
important measures, will have his first opportunity
to handle a great bill when the census measure is
taken ur> » a he. is chairman of the committee hav
ing it in charge.
At a meeting of the Committee on the Census
to-day statements weie made by S. N. D. North,
Director of the Census, and members of the Civil
Service Commission. The House bill provides for *
partial extension of the Civil Service regulations
in the selection of clerks and enumerators by ths
Director of the Census. Some members of the Sen
ate committee think Congress should vest complete
authority in the Civil Service Commission to name
census office employes. An effort will be made to
reach an agreement so that the bill can t>e reported
to the Senate .in Monday.
Washington. April The British government to
day raised the embargo on New York and New
jersey on account of the foot and mouth disease
in cattle. This action was mad* known In a cable
dispatch received by Secretary Wilson from Ambas
sador Reid. The tederal government's quarantine,
against th«se states was recently raised, and two
counties in Pennsylvania are now the only points
remaining under quarantine.
Cheered by Crowd* at Pier— The
Start for Naples.
Gibraltar, April 2.— The Hamburg, with Theodore
Roosevelt and the members of his party on board,
arrived at Gibraltar a few minutes before 9 o'clock
this morning. After a stay of three hours the ves
sel sailed for Naples.
Richard 1,. Sprague. the American Consul; an aid
of General Sir Frederick Forestier- Walker. Governor
of Gibraltar: T. R. Geary, American vice-consul at
_lalaga. and a British naval officer representing
A toe-Admiral Goodrich went out to the Hamburg
to welcome the ex-President. Mr. Roosevelt, wear
ln« a frock coat and silk hat. came ashore in a
laui.Ch sent out by the captain of the port. He ap
peared to he in fine health. He was cheered by the
passengers as he loft the steamer.
The general had sent a wireless message Inviting
Mr. Roosevelt to luncheon, as had also Mr. Spratxue,
but Mr. Roosevelt was unable to accept the Invita
tions on account of the short stay of the Hamburg.
Mr. Roosevelt refused to be photographed and de
clined every request for an Interview.
The party went at once to the home of Mr.
Bprague, where Mr. Roosevelt was welcomed by a
gathering of the Americans. in Gibraltar. On being
congratulated on his escape from assault at the
hands of an Italian passenger on board the Ham
burg, Mr. Roosevelt gave immediate and emphatic
denial to the report. Me added thnt when this false
rumor came to his ears he at once visited all the
steerage passeng« rs and shook hands with them.
When asked directly concerning the rumor that
an attack had been made upon him during the
voyage, Mr. Roosevelt said that the only basin for
it was that an -idiotic, excitable Italian" had 'is.- !
angry expressions to him while he was on th"
bridge of the vessel talking to the captain. He
said this man made no attempt on him whatever,
and was promptly removed and confined below for
the remainder of the voyage.
Accompanied by Mr Sprngue. Mr Roosevelt then
called on General Forestier- Walker. Cordial greet
ings were exchanged. Mr. Roosevelt wan shown
through Government House and the gardens by
the Governor, and ward, accompanied by the
Governor, an ftld and Mr. BpraeTue. drove in the
Governor's carriage along the north front and up
to the limit of British territory, visiting the naval
drydock and workshop^.
The party then returned to town and the Gov
ernor bade Mr. Roosevelt farewell, wishing him
godspeed, health and prosperity. Mr. Roosevelt re
plied with equal cordiality.
Mr Rooeevelt an.i Mr. Bpra«ue tlien visited the
Mediterranean Club. H»* Bpoke to boom of the
.!;iti member*, i hta appreciation nt the
clab'a courteey toward American naval nfficen on
• . • visit to Gibraltar.
Mr. Roosevelt returned to the Hamburg at 11:30.
The pier was crowded with people, who pave him
an enthusiastic farewell and delayed the sailing of
the Hamburg thereby for twenty minutes. So
official reception wma accorded to Mr. Roosevelt at
Ills request.
Mr. Roosevelt lias made himself popular on board
the Hamburg. He has spoken pleasantly to nil
the passengers. Including those who ar« travelling
i:i the steerage. He visited the second class and
steerage Quarters '. ■-' • '■■'■■ nfternoon and was
warmly greeted. He was accompanied by the Ital
ian Immigration commissioner. E. A. Powell pre
sented to Mr. Roosevelt an Illuminated address,
prepared by the passengers. Th.- ex-President an
swered in a brief and characteristic address.
The passenger* got up « series of sporting '■vents
yesterday, the contests being" eld on deck. Mr.
Roosevelt was umpire He announced the contests,
and afterward presented the prizes. Kermlt Roose
velt, his son, was winner In several of the com
petitions. Kermlt Rooseve.t, J. Alden luring and
Edmund Heller were on the committee of arrange*
There was a rlnnc.' In the evening, i? which Mr.
Roosevelt danced with Miss Rutli Draper. Before
withdrawing- for the night. Mr. Roosevelt appeared
in the smoking room and chatted with tike pas
sengers for twenty minutes.
Th« captain's farewell dinner to Mr. Roosevelt
will he given on board the Hamburg to-night. The
passengers will preent an Illuminated address to
Mr. Roosevelt, and a dar.ce win follow the dinner.
It is said to-day thai the Roosevelt parti de
not intend to *■< ashore at Naples, and will at ones
transfer themselves and their belongings from the
Hamburg to the steam.?; Admiral.
Mr. Roosevelt May Have Only a Few Hours'
Stay at Naples.
Maotos. Ai.n! 2. Th» German steamship ageri's
h^re announce that the Hamburg, which is dv* r<n
Sunday, wiM not arriv*- m Naples until Mondaj
owing to the i.ail weather Despite this fact, they
saw the steamer Admiral, oa which Mi Roosavelt
will he a passenger lo Mombasa, will !>i\e oa
Monday nighi Mr Roosevelt, therefore, will have
only k few hours ».. ipend Itere, j.t..i this fw i has
all the p:,ins of the peopls of Naples to re
ceive him.
Heir Presumptive May Meet Mr Roosevelt —
Leopold Opposes Trip.
BrasseJs, A;.rii 1 Prince Albert, the heh pre>
■uropUx'e t>> the Belgian throne, accompanied !>y his
aids, rolonela Moor and Malfeyt, left Brussels to
<'*■, i; »n expedition t<> rhf- Conga The prince ex
pects 'o he nbsrnt In Africa live months.
It is Kitid that Prince Albert may me- -i Mr
Roosevelt. The Congo • pediUoii iv popular with
the public on account of th-- spice of adventure
which ;t holds for the heir presumptive, but King
Leopold disapproves of It, in view <>r the danger
ttiH'. rrince Albert musl encounter In the uaso-mße
march through the .Ipiis^- foresi froai ;he saurcs tft
Ihe mouth of th? < tongo.
No Present Change in London Embassy
Washington. April L— Both at the State l>e|>ari
in<n' and th« White n •■•i«e to-daj M ■■• »» officially
announced that Dr. Charles W. Kliot. the retiring
president of Harvard University, had definitely
and finally decided that be .-ould not accept the
lender of th^ ambassadorship to Great Britain.
Presideoi Taft ia eonsidertaig no one for the
place at this time, as no change « ontemi'lated
for sonif time to come.
Tells Friday Evening Club What American
University Should Be.
(By Tetegrapti to Th» Tribune.)
Morristown. N. J. April 2.— President Charles W.
Eliot of Harvard told the Friday Evening Club
in the Lyceum Theatre to-night what the real
American university should be— an institution
which will train the young men for a great variety
of profession*. Of late, Dr., Xl! 't said, so many
new professions have sprung up that it requires a
great amount of work on the part of "educators to
keep up with them.
Th? American university Dr. Eliot said, covered
more professions than those <;f any other country;
but the main purpose of the true university wa*
to train young met. to investigate and search after
the truth. This fact, he said, was known four
hundred years ago. but only fully compre
hended within th* last fifty or sixty years. Th«
drift of education to-day, the xpeaker said, is
t 'ward the realisation of the fact that the In
dividual rights must be sacrificed for the collective
good. I
Writes to Governor of Pennsylvania About
Arrest of Chinese..
Washington. April 2.— Secretary Knot te-day sent
a communication to th' Governor of .Pennsylvania
requesting an investigation of tlie circumstances
attending the : recent arrest of Yip Yen. a Chinese
merchant cf Vancouver. B. C. and l^ow Sy' Ki.
tantai of a rro-.in-.e of Chins, in Pittsburg. This
request was made <* v *• representation si Minis
ter -Wu that the men had been improperly arrested.
Great Crowds Greet Airship at

Frfedrichshafen. April 2. — Count Zeppelin,
with his airship, arrived at the balloon hall at 8
o'clock this evening. The people gave him an
enthusiastic welcome, and in this they were
joined by large crowds from adjacent towns who
came to see the arrival of the airship.
A great burst of applause broke forth from
the multitude as the airship was sighted on the
eastern horizon. The landing was without inci
dent, and when Count Zeppelin came ashore
from the balloon shed he found the way to
Fredrkhshafen lined with crowds assembled to
greet him. A throng lingered in front of the
hotel long after Count Zeppelin withdrew to hi*
room and he was compelled frequently to appear
on a balcony and bow his thanks.
Dingolflng, Germany. April 2.— The Zeppelin
airship, which remained all night in an open
field near this town, after having been driven
by a storm yesterday from the neighborhood of
Munich, reascended at 11: 15 o'clock this morn
ing, and started on its return trip to the Ba
varian capital, amid the cheers of. thousands
of spectators. A number of. automobiles and
several detachments of cavalry followed the
route of the airship.
The airship was relnflated this morning, and
the military engineers repaired the injuries sus
tained by the motors in the flight of yesterday.
Troops bivouacked around the balloon during
the night
Munich, April !. The Zeppelin airship ap
peared over Munich about I : 3<» p m and made
a successful landing on the parade ground out
side the city. The count was greeted by tli.-
Prince Regent of Bavaria and several prteCCS
and princesses of the royal family. A great
crowd had assembled to witness the deseen'.
which was made easily. The authorities bari
been advised by telegraph Of the hour when the
airship could be expected. The public school
children had a holiday, and extra editions of the
newspapers were issued.
Count Zeppelin was greeted by the Prin c Re
gent as he stepped from the c«r. and had lunch
eon with the prince who proposed the health
of the count, presented to him a gold medal and
decorated the count's companions
The airship left here nt o:.'K» o'clock on the re
turn trip to Fti'-dri.-hshafen. The weather was
Prince Luitpold and Emperor William ex
changed messages of congratulation over Count
Zeppelin's success, his majesty expressing his
sincere pleasure that Count Zeppelin, under mil
itary command^ and with a military crew aboard
nis airship, had accomplished such ■ splendid
result in spite of all of the difficulties encoun
Rome. April 1 Kin« Victor Emmanuel received
Wilbur Wright to-day. His majesty shewed great
interest In the subject of aerial navigation, and
said he was glad that Italy v.as among the first
countries to greet the American Inventor. Mr.
Wright thanked the King for his reception and
expressed the desire io charge a fes to witness
the Bights he Is to -nince near Rome, the ;i.>..'-'is
to go to the ben»flt of the earthquake, suffirfis
The King promised to be present at some of the
flights. Mr Wright thinks his first demonstration
In Italy will be made la about ten days. He said
that he did not desire his exhibitions to be con
sidered a public spectacle, but that he would be
only too glad to give an exhibition for the benefit
of the earthquake sufferers.
North Adams Aero Club Getting Ready for
Busy Balloon Season.
The, North Adams Aero Club has even promise
of the busiest of ballooning seasons, The second
point-to-point rare from that city for the A Hol
land Forbes trophy will be held the latter part of
April or the first of May. Or. R. M. Randall,
owner of the Greylock nnd one of the contestants
In the first race for this trophy. last August, has
challenged the holder of the cup, Arthur D. Pol
ter, of Greenfield, Mass., .md Mr. Potter promptly
accepted, expressing * willingness to race at any
time that suited the challenger.
It Is expected that a third balloon uili he en
tered in 'he ra>'e before the time expires for such
entries. Th»re '.* no restriction as to the size of
the balloon or the number of persons carried;
merely thnt the pilot shall land Within a ten-mile
radius of a point he selects, which shall be with
out a forty-mile radius of North Adams. Mans,
from which th« race must start. If more than
one pilot lands within Hit- ten-mile radius the pilot
landing nearest to the postofftce of the town he
selects shall be the winner.
The North Adams club has Just received a new
envelops for Its balloon, and three flights have
been 1..... 1 for the first pleasant days en which
the club pilot deem* It advisable to make ascen
sions. During "old home week" In North Adams,
September o to 11. flights by at least one balloon
will be made every day.
Baddeck, N. S . April c Announcemeni wan mii.i.i
to-day by Alexander Qraham Bell that the Aerial
Bxperianent Asscdation had come to nn end \<y
time limitation, an.i thai ii t ■* members would now
work separately. I>r. Hell will .nrry on ills ex|.<-:;
ments «itfi tetrahedral structures m Rad.leck. while
the other members, i; H Curtis, Douglas McCurdy
and F" W Baldwlr.. will enter the oossmercial Held.
Paris. April 2. — The Court of Appeal* has
ordered s new trial on a technical ground of
Jean Msttis. sentenced to four years' im
prisonment for an attack on President Fal
lieres on December 25.
Irkutsk. Siberia, April 2. — The colonization
authorities have advertised allotments of
113,734 tracts for the season of 1909. In rs
cent years the srrivslt have exceeded the
Samsrs. Russis, April 2. — One hundred and
twenty-five peasants, convicted of hsving
wrecked a whiskey distillery in the sgrsrisn
troubles of 1905. were sentenced to-day to
eight months' imprisonment. Eighty-thres
were acquitted.
St. Petersburg. April 2. — There were no
new cases of cholers reported to-day, for the
first time since September 8, 1908. There
have been 10,283 cases snd 4,002 desths, and
fifty-one patients srs in the City Hospital.
Nice, April 2. — Ths body of Leon Gambetts
was trsnsferred to-day with sppropriste
ceremonies to the mausoleum given by the
city of Nice.
St. Petersburg, April 2. — The centenary of
the birth of Nikolsi Vsssilievitch Gogsl, the
Russian novelist, was celebrated throughout
the empire to-dsy by public meetings and
exercise* in the various schools.
Valparaiso. April 2. — President Montt, who
is on his way to Aries, will meet President
Mont** of Bolivia snd discuss interstate re
Odessa. April 2. — Prince Kuni, of Japan,
arrives* here to-dsy from Constantinople,
where he has bsen negotiating for diplomatic
and consular relstions between Turkey snd
Jacarv It is said thst Russian influence in
Constantinople opposed ths prince.
Easter is the beginning of th« outing season — a time wfien-tfie
desire for a change becomes rife. It affords a little holiday that makes
the world brighter and work a little easier. In planning an outing the
thought naturally turns to the seashore.
ASBI'RV PARK — Five trains each way every week-day, one
Saturday only train going, and two trains going and three returning
on Sundays make this ever attractive resort easy of access. Excursion
tickets $1.70.
ATLANTIC ClTY— Through express trains leave at 9.53
A. M and 2.5.5 P. M. week-days: 1.23 P. M. Friday and Saturday,
April 2 and 3, week-days April 5 to 10, and Saturdays only until end
of the season; and 7.55 A. M. Sundays only. Excursion tickets $5.00.
OLD POINT COMFORT— This popular resort is especially
attractive at Easter time. Xight train with sleeping car via the Penn
sylvania Railroad's 'Cape Charles Route," leaves New York at 8.5.5
P. M. daily. Day train with parlor cars leaves at 7.25 A. M. week
days. Excursion' tickets $13.00.
also appeal to the Easter vacationist, and the train service is convenient
Excursion tickets to Cape May or Wildwood $5.50; Ocean City *5.25.
Consult Ticket Agents.
Helped by "Mark Twain" —
tion at Norfolk, Va.
Norfolk, Va.. April 2. — The forma! opening of the
Virginian Railway, extending from SeweM's Point.
Norfolk, to l>eepwatf-r. W. Va.. on the, Kanawha
River, n distance of 446 miles, occurred to-day with
a celebration ,here, made notable by the presence of
H. If. Rogers, who built the Virginian, at a cost of
about $40,000,000; Samuel Clemens ("Mark Twain
mid several leading New York financiers interested
with Mr. Rogers in the undertaking.
The festivities began with the arrival, early in th?
day. of S2S persons from along the line of the new
system, on a special train of twelve coaches and
two Pullman cars. The arrival of the excursion
train was followed two hours later by the arrival
of Mr. Rogers and his guests on the New York
Steamer Jefferson. A large party gave the visitors
a hearty welcome.
The programme of entertainment for the isitors
Included an Inspection of the Norfolk harbor, the
new Virginian coal piers at Sewell's Point, the largest
In the world, with a dumping* capacity into ship
bottoms of thirty-six thousand tons a day. and
finally a public reception to Mr. Rogers and his
guests. Mr. Rogers will he the guest of honor at
a {20 a plate dinner here to-morrow night.
The Virginian Railway, begun In March, 1592, was
completed February 17, l!*"*. More than one mill
ion acres of coal lands «in West Virginia have been
made accessible by it. and the road has opened up
a country never before enjoying railway facili
ties. The first foreign vessel to take bunker coal
at the- Virginian Railways Seven's Point p!er to
day was the Danish steamer M. C. Holm. Captain
Hagelberg. from Port Inglla for Linnhaven. H. H.
.Rogers arid his party, which includes Charles Lan
caster. a financier of Gr»at Britain and repre
sentative of the Standard Oil Company In England,
will to-morrow witness the loading of the first cargo
steamer nt the Virginian's piers. This will be the
steamer Everett, of the Massachusetts Steamship
Company, of Boston, which la to take on seventy
two hundred tons of coal.
At the reception anil luncheon at the Board of
Trade rooms to-night Mr. Rogers and "Mark
Twain" shook hands with more than * thousand
people. "Mark Twain' 1 was first In the line, an.i
Mr. Rogers was next. They stood in the corner of
the fcir*»" green and gold room of the Board of
Trade as the visitors passed for their greeting.
Many mistook. the humorist for the railroad builder,
and as the visitors passed "Mark Twain," con
gratulating him on the completion of the Virginian
Railway, he enjoyed the joke hugely, but in silence.
After the procession passed the crowd massed it
self In the rear of the room, crowding out into the
hallway and in the corners. There came cries of
"Speech! speech:" and Mr. Clemens mounted a
chair. The appearance of his silvered, shaggy head
above th.- crowd commanded Instant attention.
■My friends." he said, while I have been shak
ing your hands I have listened to some very flatter-
Ing compliments. I like compliments, especially
those which seem to come from the heart, as
yours did. They went straight to my heart, and
I thank yon aIL I could not help but feel flat
tered as you passed me and thanked me so sin
cerely for the splendid road I had built through
your state I like compliments, gentlemen, and I
thank you." This brought forth a merry round
of laughter, nnd for the first time those who had
mistaken "Mark Twain" for U. H. Rogers re
alized their mistake. When Mr. Clemens finished
speaking, there was a brief pause, and then came
cries of "Mr. Rogers, speech Rogers: Where's
Mr. Rogers?" Mr. Rogers mounted a chair and
•Gentlemen, it is my business to build railroads.
I employ my orator here to talk about them."
• levins his hand upon Mark Twains shoulder).
"He Is an Old friend, and I feel that I can take
liberties with him."
K. C- I- BETUBNS 1)R<)1>.
Great Deer ease in Gross Profits— j
Causes of Decline. • \
Bremen, April I.— Th« directors of the North j
German Lloyd Steamship Company issued to-day j
the annual balance sheet of the company, which
ph..** undivided gross profits of $2,204.50). com- j
pared with gross profits In 1907 of $8,174.2^) This
amount, the» say. Is insufficient for the necessary |
writß-offs on vessels, and that the entire reserve |
and the building and repair fund will be absorbed
In order to raise the write-offs to J3.5U5.750. com j
pared with MMT.SN In 1907. The directors say j
that they thought it possible to make lighter write
offs than usual, because a number of the steamers |
of the company had been Idle and had not suffer* 1
the same depreciation as when In service. The llg
ures above do not Include $393,750 which the com
mercial marine must pay the North German 1.10y.l
as guaranteed earnings on part of the capital
stock. !
the report Bays the business results of the year
were most unfavorable, being influenced by the
unparalleled reduction in the number of steerage
passengers carried, which was about 155.000 les*
than In 1907. Of late,. the report says, emigration
to the United States has increased considerably.
The directors express the hope that the present .
provisional adjustment of German-American trade |
relations soon will be superseded by a trade treaty.
Cairo, April 2.-A not. caUSC4 oy llie .-t'J^ents
over the new press la*". pro\ldin* .penaltie> for
tl.e -prea.l of false news ..r Incitement agaii st
public order, occurred her* yester.la ,-. Lanctis
and mounted policem-n dlopei^eo tie mob of *ev
oral thousand p.r«ons. Th* troops charged sev
eral times and fire !,ose was used to r.—l .in*
rioters Further trouble hi feared and ball cart
ridges have been .served out to the gartlsO*
Berlin. April 2 The entire budget passed its ,
third reading In the Reichstag to-day, after which ,
the House adjourned until April 20.
Buenos Ayres. April 8. ■■!■■■ Regis, who on
February IS, 190?, attempted to assassinate Presi
dent Alcorta by throwing a bomb, was to-day con
demned to twenty years' imprisonment.
London. April 3.— "The Time*". ' Belgrade eer
• respondent nays he thinks It not improbable that an
antl-dyn*istle movement may be the outcome of the
prolonged political exettement. Th»'Jgh no imme
diate trouble is expected. he says, a faction appears
to b" meditating the putting forward of Frtnc?
Giorge. he recently renounced his right of succes-
s ion to the throne, as pretender.
Griinfeld's Linen Store,
20, 21, Leipziger Street. Berlin. W.
Own Mills: Landeshut, Silesia.
Aak for Ulnatrated Prtc« List.
A'o Agents Anywhere.
Ask That Government Be Non-
Suited in Commodities Suit.
Philadelphia, April J-— Counsel representing <>••>
Erie Railroad Company, the New York, Su»Que
hanna and Western Coal Company, the Pennsyl
vania Cod Company an-i the Hillside Coal and
Iron Company filed a. motion In the United States
Circuit Court here to-day, asking that the salt
begun against them by the govenme-nt to dissolve
a so-called trust of which they are alleged in be
members, be dismissed.
The motion, stripped of its legal terms, is a
motion thst the government be non-suited. It is
contended that .-very transaction alleged and
proved by the government Is a local and domestic
transaction formed within th« State of Penn
sylvania; thai the transactions d" not affect or
relate to trade or commerce among the states
or with foreign nations, and are th»refor» not
within the Jurisdiction of Congress.
Thirtr/'fiir Indictments Against
Baltimore Clerk.
Baltimore. April 2— William F. Downs, the yourg
stock clerk of tho City Register's off.cc, is to-night
in the city jail in default of bail fixed by Judr*
Wright, in the Criminal Court, at $ST.sf»\ after the
grand Jury had fo-di.y returned thirty-rtve Indict
ments against Downs, .hanging him sttl larceny
of money belonging to the city to the amount of
I ■ ■
An auditing company is now at work or. the books
of the t fflee in which Downs was employed, but
thus far the amount of his alleged shortage Is not
known to exceed the amount already announced—
ullghtly over J67.C00.
Greek and -Canadian Held in Connection *"itS
Arlington, Mass . Case.
Boston. April ?. -The mystery which has sur
rounded the murder of Miss Annie Multins. * New
foundland girl, in Arlington on the night of March
ST. 1908, was apparently cleared to-day when th?
Cambridge police ariested two young men. t>r.«
of whom, they sty. has informed them that M»
companion committed the crime. The prisoners
are Dionyslus Sptropoulos, twenty years oM, a
Greek, who has been living In Manchester, N. H..
since the murder under the name of James Mantir.
and Peter Delorey. a French Canadian. a?ed eigh
teen, of Somerville. Splropoulos Is charged wits
the murder, and Delorey. upon whose statement
the police rely, with being an accessory. The ssnwl
believe that the young woman was enticed M •
sandpit by the Greek, where her throat a.« cut
The arrests were accomplished In Boston. by four
officers from Cambridge without trouble. Sr"'"
poulos was induced to come to this city from Man
chester N. H.. by means of a decoy letter. .
About a month ago persons In Billerica told t..e
Cambridge police that on the morn!-, following
the murder two young men. one of whom gave tns
name of Peter Delorey. of Boston. Informed the«n
they had round the body of a woman In a sandpit-
From " this information the police developed tn»
case which resulted In to-days arrests. W hen »■
two were in Billerica the body of Miss Mullins bt&
not been found.
Charles Parctti, proprietor of ■ saloon and restau
rant at No. 303 East 45th street, denied yesterday
that seven revolvers and three knives had bees
found In his saloon when the iol'ce raided It tot
violating the excise law shortly after midnight •■
Sunday. He said that on* of his customers. ** "
ever. dropped a penknife when the pi.lice enti>r«
1 he saloon.
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