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TBE TARIFF TO DATE
HOUSE -ACTION DEFINED.
, Underlying Principle* of Senate
! Substitute Derided.
[From TH» Tribune BaKt«.l
■Washington. April 4L— Probably the most
not^b!*" achievement «.r the third week of the
tariff congrr s-s has been the recrud*c-scence of the
House .organization^ Seven days age the Re
publican ranks .sff-med hopelessly divided. The
preceding we*>k had bertt devoted to political
epc^cbes for horn* oonsumption. but no progress
ha»l \wn ma.if toward smoothing the way for
action. Conflicting sectional and political in
terf-Fts nor.-- as slianily Refined among the cap-
Tains as among th<- private*, and no steps had
be*n takon to ond general debate, for the reason
that :t had Ik^-r found ttnpoaatble to frame a
i-'ule which would command the required 10G
!Now all is chanced, and six days hence the
Payne tariff bill Rill be through the House and
r^ady far th- Sfnatr Speaker Cannon has
pulled li'msrlf out of thr apparently "inextricable
intTtwinomcnt." and one" more has at his back
a compart -working majority, which will do busl-
IneFF thip voek. . I week ago Representative
Tawncy. of Minnesota, chairman of th. Com
mittee on Appropriations, was so far off the
reservation that bis return was not expected
u.,lf- he came in war paint to give battle to
his old ass'xiates of the House organization.
The defection of "Jim" Tawney was a serious
menace to the plans of the House leaders. In
their dilemma thry appealed to Mr. Cannon to
take tonal charge of the situation. The
Sp.'aker responded, and Mr Tawney was
hrougrht into line, and with him came enough
others to make it possible for the leaders to
•work •-..- a concrete plan of action to pass the,
There we** two recommendations made by the
"Ways and Means ComTnitU-e against which Mr.
Tawnoy made complaint. One was that re
ducinc thr duty on barley from ".<> to 15 cents a
bushel. The other v.as the imposition of >1 a
Thousand feet duty on lumber. Minnesota i- a
for fro*, lumber, and the chairman of the Ap
propriations Committee placed himself at the
head of a large group of Middle Western Re
publican Representatives who insisted they
■would nut support any rule which did not pro
vide for a separate vote on the lumber schedule,
An agreement was reached whereby the Com
mittf-e on Ways and Meaiis should recommend
a duty of 25 cents a bushel on barley and the
rule of procedure should provide an <-j>portunity
for the Friends of Ere) lumber to vote on this
proposition. When this agreement had been
eigned. scaled and delivered Mr. Tawney took
"IT his coat said began to round up votes to carry
out the programme of the House organization.
On Thursday he reported what could be done,
and. as set forth in the dispatches to The Trib
une on that day, plans were completed to put
the bill through
An insurrection which broke out on Saturday,
forty Representatives signing a memorial mak
ing a number of demands, chief of which were
that a duty of 4.*. cents a ton be imi>osed on
ccai. £3 a ton on pig and scrap iron. etc.. in
jected some doubt into the situation, but this
evening Representative Payne and Representa
tive Dwight, the Republican whip. Telf 'confident
they bad sufficient votes to Insure the adoption
of the rule, spite the claims of the new in
< LOSE OF GENERAL DEBATE.
When the House meets to-morrow a rule will
l>e reported from the Committee on "Rules etas
ir.g general debate and providing for considera*
t:on of the bill under the five-minute rule. This
rule il! provide for separate votes on lumber
and hid^s, and that the final vote on the bill
'shall be taken on Saturday. April 10. A fur
ther and most important provision of the rule
will be that committee amendments shall have
precedence-. There are several hundred commit
tee amendments, and their consideration will
doubtless occupy the entire time -up to the tak
ing of the final vote, except that specifically ai-
Joted for voting on the lumber and hides sched
ules. The most Important committee amend
ments t-trike from the Lull the duty on tea and
the countervailing duty on coffee, and restore
the duty on rice imi>ortrd from the Philippines.
The provision of the Payne bill relating; to pat
ents will be stricken out.
■ cress on the tariff bill last week was not
confined to the House alone. While Speaker
Cannon and Representative Tawney were un
tangling snarls at their end of the Capitol the
Senate leaders, under the direction of Mr. Al
drieh. were making advances in s-moothing the
■nay in the Senate. At the daily sessions of the
Committee on Finance every schedule of the bill
was carefully gr.ne over with experts. The
Democratic insurrection against the procedure
of the Finance Committee in denying the mi
nority members of that committee the privilege
gj being pr«-stnt to cross-examine witnesses
was Ironed out after a long debate on the Ben
ate floor.- The programme of the majority was
not changed, and the Senate substitute will be
prepared in accordance -with the plans originally
laid down by Senator A ldrich. ' Besides, an
agreement was reached to exclude from consid
eration at this session all legislative business
except the tariff bill and the census bill. This
means that from the day the substitute for the
Payne bill is reported until the conference re
port is adopted tariff legislation will have the
Tight of -way in the Senate, and cannot be dis
placed, even temporarily, by other business.
•While the last week was notable for its con
ferences none of them was more important in
its bearing on the tariff question than that held
at the Whit" House on Friday and outlined' hi
. thesv dispatches ••■ that day. Senator Aldrich
Eubmitted to President Tafl his substitute for
the maximum and minimum provision of the
Payne bill. Under its terms the minimum rated
Trill go into effect immediately and remain In
force for a definite period of nine months or a
.year. At the end of that period the maximum
rates are to become effective automatically, ex
cept on imports from thus, countries which
liave demonstrated to ii:> satisfaction of the
President that they are giving to the United
States as good opportunities for trad- as they
grant to any other country.
~ . This new- plan meets the views of the Presi
dent as expressed In his first tariff conference
' with senator Aldrich. It is not as drastic in its
; method of retaliation as the maximum and Bun
. imum provisions of the Payne bill. it will have
; President Tait > cordial support, and it is be
| lievcd will commend it««'lf to many Senators
who criticised the Payne plan as likely to in
' volvf this country In trade wars with certain
foreign nations. Moreover, it gives the Presi
• dent m discretion essential in the operation of a
| dual tariff system.-.
-ATE Foil inheritance tax.
• • With the underlying principle of the Senate
" . tufc&titut" fully understood and approved at
' the White House the Senate Finance Commit
! •.. this wceVwill take up-wrious consideration
'. of trie-new rates of duty to bo adopted. Up to
this time no wide differences of opinion have
• arisen among th« Republican members of the
committee on important phases of the tariff
question. It was supposed there would arise a
| sharp fight on the inheritance tax feature of the
\ 'i Payne bill, and that this part of the bill would
j not appear in the substitute proposed by the
Senate committee. In the beginning Senator
A.ldrich - was hostile to this new tax, no!»lth
THE ELEPHANTS JENNIE AND JOHN AT DINNER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
standing the fact that it had the genuine sup
port Of the President Mr. Taft's missionary
work with the Rhod- Island Senator has l.rouaht
results, and now It seems probable that the in
heritance tax not only will remain in the bill,
but that provision will be made for higher per
centages than the House bill recommends, an
increase of 1 per cent on each classification.
In a body lik* the Senate, where there la no
power in the majority to force a closure rule, it
is Impossible to foretell how long a given piece
of legislation win be considered and debated. It
is certain, however, that the progress made last
week foreshadows expeditious consld-ratlon In
the upper house, in Senate and House the Re
publi.an leaders arc In full accord with the
IV.-sid.'tit on all the essential features of the
now art Mr. Taft has shown a aisposition to
meet them half way on the various compro
mises which have been propose.] The leaders
are as anxious as the President thai the tariff
bill shall be the law .of the land at the earliest
possible date. Mr Taft is holding to his de
termination not to Interfere for or against mod
ifications of particular schedules. The 1.
are fully aware that <■• President wants the
tariff revised in such a way that he will be able
to satisfy the country the Republican party has
kej»t its platform pledge und his promise for a
genuine revision rilone protective lines.
With the President and the Cong
of both branches In accord. It Is believed that
debate In thi B (HH not be prolonged. LTn
less snags no« unforeseen are encountered, not
more thnn four of the five weeks of general de
bate will b. required preceding the tixinc of a
time ror voting on the bill in the Senate Talk
longer heard of a session lasting well
into the rammer months While guessea vary
on the probable date of adjournment, it is now
the consensus of opinion tii:;? Washington x\ ill
ppp t he last of this tariff Congress not later than
the middle of June.
The fight in the Senate on hides and lumber
promises to be memorable The advocates of
free bides arrived in Washington on Friday and
opened headquarters, which will be maintained
until the tariff bill is a law. Th<» lumbermen
are here in force. They have stirred >.;;• many
enthusiasts supporters among the Southern
Democrats, and say they will have votes to
spare for the retention of the present ?'_' rate on
lumber It is apparent that the House ne\er
will consent to the retention of the r>iri>;!ey
lumber tariff. <"!ose observers believe that ulti
mately the conference committee will be forced
to accept $1 as a compromise rate.
FRANCE CUTS DUTIES.
Concessions to America -Anxiety
Over New Tariff' Here.
Paris, April 4— The tariff committee, as the re.
BUH Of violent protests from home and foreign
interests, especially from England, has agreed to
certain amendments covering chiefly the metal and
textile schedules. Although the amendments have
not yet i.e. made public, it is learned that sev
eral notable concessions have been made In favor
of the United States. The maximum duty on
heavy agricultural machinery, practically all of
which comes from the United States. which origi
nally was Increased from 13 to 16 francs a hun
dred Idle*, has now teen reduced to 12. and the
minimum from 9 to '. The maximum duty on
typewriters has been reduced from 73 francs to -j;
each, and the minimum from 50 Francs to 30. The
proposed increases on sewing machines have been
abandoned, and the present rates will be restored.
M. More}, rice-president of the committee, and
the other members consider that these concessions
should convince the United States of Franco's
solicitude concerning the preservation of Rood
commercial relations between the two countries.
The large increase in the duty on cottonseed oil.
against which the l United States especially pro
tested, has not been changed. It is explained, be
cause it was necessary to compensate for oleagtn
ous weds being placed on the dutiable list. Tlie
manufacturers who handle cottonseed oil and the
manufacturers of edible oils and other food prod
ucts, however. Intend to carry the fight on this
schedule to the floor of the Senate.
The Cramers of the French bill are watching the
progress on the tariff bill in the United States with
keen interest, anj would welcome especially any
indications that the American Congress would
modify it in such a«*ay as to permit wider latitude
In the subsequent negotiations with France and
other countries. They protest most emphatically
against the impression in the United States that the
French revision Is aimed particularly at that coun
try, and explain that such revision was made im
perative to meet the new discriminating systems
successively adopted by Germany, Russia. Austria,
Switzerland and Spain.
The object In raisins: the maximum V) per cent
above the minimum is to compel other countries to
accord their minimum*, which they now refuse to
do on the ground that the present difference be
tween the French maximum and minimum tariffs Is
not a sufficient inducement. It is pointed out that
the United States, which takes less French goods
than England or Germany, pays the maximum
rates because It Is not willing to accord commensu
rate concessions for the French minimum rate, as
shown by the refusal of America to ratify the i»]
reciprocity treaty. "
The general Impression is that the new tariff bill
from a scientific Standpoint is far behind modern
European tariffs, and II is believed that should
certain discriminating sections be adopted It is
certain to precipitate a tariff war with the con
tinent. All Europe is ready to retaliate by Increas
ing the maximum tariffs to ■ prohibitory point
WANT HIGHER DUTY ON BRAIDS
Manufacturers Appeal to Senator Aldrich for
The Braid Manufacturers' Association of the
United States has asked Senator Aldrich chair
man of the Committee on Finance, to consider Its
interest? in f-aming the new tariff. At present,
its members say. no adequate protection exists for
manufacturers of braids made of artificial silk and
imitation horsehair yarns. The making of these
braids constitutes an extensive Industry both
here and abroad; but the foreign product can be
manufactured And sold here at a cost of $4 SO In
eluding duty, for artificial silk braid Weighing One
pound to a gross, while the domestic article costs
$5 OS for the same quantity.
A duty of on per cent ad valorem is provided on
the yarns in question, and one of 60 per cent ad
valorem on 'the braids made from them This
duty, the manufacturer, argue, >» entirely Insuffi
cient to enable them to import the yarns and
place braids made, from them upon, the market at
a profit. At the same time, they say, so eat a
demand exist! for sm-h braids that the domestic
manufacturer Is obliged to enter Into the unequal
competition whether be will or riot.
The braid manufacturers ask that "to the. duty
or «0 per cent ad valorem there t* Mdos ail ad
ditional duty of «n cent? a pound, to compensate
for the duty imposed upon the yarns.
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, MONDAY, APRIL 5, 1909.
FELLED BY APOPLEXY
Police Lieutenant Falls Aero.™ Desk
'Hospital Won't Talcc Him.
As he was about to be relieved «' the McGown's
Pass sub-station in Central Park last nighi
Lieutenant George P. Orborne, sixty-five years of
aR«\ w;i^ seized with apoplexy and fell unconscious
across hla desk An ambulance was summoned
from the Presbyterian Hospital, bul the Interne In
charße of the ambulance said there was no room
foi Orborne In that Institution, and that the long
nip to Bellevue would !•,«■.<■ to 1"- taken. During
\X\f ride to 26! h street and First avenue Orbprne
became gradually weaker, and a hypodermic In
jp, tion of strychnine had i" i"> given to him. At
i« Hospital last nighl H was said thai Or
borne's condition was critical.
LJeutenani Orborne wen! on dutj si
tation rtouse al P o'clock yesterday morning,
and whs being relieved al I o'clock bj Lieutenant
Barnes had starts! to take his place be
hind the i' : .-sk and Orborne was >,-citi!iu out of his
chair when he pitched forward across the desk
seloug Me was carried Into the h.i r^ room
. | [j ai | 9i o f the Pr< sb; • lan Hosl It il, was
I•: : ihe lieutenant «;^ in •'
.; all II •■ beds In the
male wards *\ the Presbyterian Hospital were oc
cupied. Li< lli!! '' was
ne to t.-ik" a very ;;i '' k lnan "" i: "' 1 "" 1Z '*''''
to Bellevue In an ambulance, bul I r was
SI/r\ SMALL CIIILDREX
Neighbors Fear Scarlet Fever lie
fuse to Aid Three Tin// Orphans.
Th» •>!•!<•- of three small children, who had been
left behind when their widowed mother was re
moved from nor home. No "11 East 100 th street.
to Willard Parker Hospital early yesterday
morning, suffering from scarlet fever, fell un
heeded on the frightened neighbors' ears ill
through Palm Sunday. Late last night an aun 1 .
arrived from The Bronx and succeeded in having
the children cared fi " at Bellevue.
Mrs. Margaret Rogan, the mother, was lefl i
widow several years ago, and often since then
she lias be n pinched to provide for her little
family. It was her earnest desire that the thtee
little Rogans should receive a good school edu
cation, and to that end she labored often and
late until, — a result, she began to feel th ■
strain two or three days ago. Finally, early
on Sunday morning some of the n< Ighbors
learned of her plight and informed the police
of the East ]04th street station. Dr. Smith, nf
Harlem Hospital, was called, and after he hud
diagnosed the case as scarlet fever Mrs. ".">-■. i:
was removed to Willard Parker Hospital at 2
o'clock on Sunday rr.ornisTC
Although the neighbors knew that the three
children" were ■•!!'■ In the little Hal they were
afraid of catching the dl ■••■-• and 11 was not
until 9 o'clock last night that anything was don
to help them. Mi Pagan, of No 1741 ll<
avenue, The Bronx, n sister of Mrs Ftogan,
having hoard of her Bister's Illness, visited th>
flat at that hour, and then asked the police for
aid. She could nut take the ivaifs to li» r own
home, as she has five young children, so the
police arranged with Bellevue Hospital to have
the ■ roe children pared for there. X.-fore s«in!
;n>r them to the hospital Lieutenant McCann
sent out for •■"•il. rs «!1 three children wore s<.
faint from hunger that they could hardly stand.
At Willard -Parker Hospital it was Raid at an
early hour this morning that Mrs. Rogan as
also suffering from a -..■>.• attack of spinal
SITUATION XEAR CRISIS.
Diplomatic Relations with Nica
ragua Ma if lie Broken.
Washington. April 4. — Indications are that diplo
matic relations between this count and Nicaragua
ar<- nrarinK a crisis, resulting from the failure of
President Zelaya to adjust the Emery claim.
In diplomatic dicks it would occasion no sur
prise if S<-nor Esplrioza, Nlcaraguan Minister to
the United States, should shortly be told by the
State Department that the present difficulty hail
gone beyond the range of diplomatic discussion, in
which event his request for passports would log
The reticence of the State Department In regard
to the cisc indicates that the situation h more or
less grave and that there Is little probability of
:iny settlement of the difficulty on the basis pro
posed by Secretary Knox.
What Is regarded as significant in connection
with »he present state of affairs Is the fact that
.i. H. Greet ry, the American Charge: d' Affaires, who
recently reached here from Nicaragua, is not ex
pected to return to the Central American republic
One of the next moves by the State Department
probably will be the transmission of all the data
bearing on th« case to Congress. Minister Bspln
oza declines to discuss the situation pending fur
ther developments. i
C. F. U. FOR QUICK TARIFF ACTION. :
Adopts Resolutions Urging New York Con
gressmen to Use Influence to That End.
The Central Federated I'nton adopted s pi<>
amble and resolutions yesterdaj ■•«. Pint- on all the
Sew \''-.k Representatives at Washington to use
their Influence and power to bring about an earl)
enactment of • lust and equitable tariff law, In i
which the wage earner ami producer will be prop
erly protected, it was decided to send s copy of
the resolutions to each of th< New York Congress
men. The preamble st;.K-s iha> the business ot
the cauntrj Is now In a Btate of uncertainty, <>n
; of the delay attending tariff revision, and
will remain so until tbe new schedule is Hi
MME. MODJESKA MAY LIVE A WEEK.
Los Angers. April i Except that ;,^; ,^ It on
ing gradually weaker, there was no 'tiange to
night In Hi" condition of Mine Helena Uodjeska.
Dr. Boyd said the might dj.» at an; BMMnent, bill
might also !i\e a ue«'k or more Artificial means
are employed to sustain life
POOR SEALING SEASON REPORTED.
St. John's, N I'" . April 4. — The apparent failure -
of the seal catch in the Gulf of St. Lawrence was
reported by the sealing steamer Hariaw, which ar
rhed here to-day empty. The Maria '.v reported
that the steamers Neptune and Southern Cross
were also without cargoes, and that the Viking, the.
I^akador and the Kite,- although not spoken, had
been sighted, and were probably equally ommccesa !
fi,i. Tfie vessels named represent about a fourth
< f the Beet j
Are you a pessimist? >'cad "The Market |
Value of Optimism," by Herbert Kaufman, and
you vill become an optimist. See the Sunday |
Magazine of next Sunday's Tribune. I
ELEPHAXTS AT MXXER.
\ Jennie Celebrates 21Sth Anniversary
with a Headache.
Local humor and vegetarian wit were, tried soreiy
yesterday afternoon during the progress of a birth
day dinner at Madison Square Gatden In honor' of
a matronly elephant called Jennie, which. accord-
Ing to the historian of Kindling Brothers' "greatest
show on earth." had attained the ri;>e age of 213
years. While the assemblage of "funny" men and
reporters was discussing the merits of the Intro
ductory beverage, the recipe for which Is held by
Alf Rlngling, Jennie's trainer dashed out, the lec
ture of a man at his wit's end.
■•Jennie." he confided to Mr. Ringling. "is quite
ugly this afternoon you know she had a dickens
of a headache since she tried to push out one of
the side walls of the Garden. John i.-- trying to
"Bring 'em both in." suggested Mr. EUagUna The.
guests had reached "Proboscidan patties" when
they heard a terrific noise, and looking back,
they saw a fine young elephant advancing, his
trunk high In the air. Ii was the redoubtable John.
He stopped for a moment before he reached the
jungle and looked backward at the staid old Jennie
standing complacently overlooking the famous
three ring? and three stages." She carried two
centuries as if they were only a day.
John flapped hi giant e;irs by way of sugges
tion and Jennie I >re across the sawdust with the
velocity of an elderly spinster. Both .-hook their
bends industriously at the gathering, then thrust
their trunks Int6 several bushels Of peanuts. II
was a big day for Jennle-also for the Rfngtlng*
and the humorists.
FRIARS DINE YANKTON OFFICERS
Advance Agents of the Fleet Meet Their
Brethren of the Stage.
The Frian gave their last dinner of the season
last night at the Hotel Aator for the officers and
crew ol the rill Staffs steamship rank ton. and
It was one of the merriest affairs that popular body
haa given since its formation. There ■ ere no s«»nsa
tional -pee.-hes. hut plenty of humor and good fellow
ship A r . v Worm, general representative for the
... n.n.'e known the leason fcr the f.-snvity.
', ,i Charles Kmer.on Cook. B»laaroa chief of stafT.
presided There w. re several nundred person? pres
ent *!1 well known in the theatrical Industry and
in various professions. •Jmim'c" Powers was not
found wanting when called upon to .nnke a ■"•',
sing h son.- or get out. He elected to stay, and
.••.•Tig several popular navy ballads.
Lieutenant Commander Charles B. McY;»>. ir., Of
th- YiTikton told the Frlnrs what he thought 01
them n.d -a hat he thought of ihe peoples the
Vankton had reen. "\\> of the rankton were said
... the advance agent of the fW-t that mane a
trip around the world/.' he said. "We blazed ths
way. us It were, and the battleships traHeJ after
A.ddr-ssAs were made by .1 ■'• Tom:ius.)n. Wilton
LackayV. Franklin Matthews' arid other* About
midnight the diners nere sinning this liule- dirty on
i!i.- •.•.•:< to the elevator - •■-
Tb« "<«pfnln i"i<l tH* mat*-. '
And the mate fold th« crew,
\tul l!i>- i rew i')l"l m'
s.. I krow It mi:«t t» true.
y. a hear pmne funny tale*
W hili- nalllnK "n a trip.
ih-fH » '.Itli. vain
I h*arJ atwarl a ship!
NOW WANT TO RIDE ACROSS BRIDGE
No Limit to Demands of Queens Residents-
Wind Makes 'Em Mad.
While ;< Kai.- of wind was playing havoc with
the peach basket and coal scuttle headgear of the
thousands' of women who walked across the new
Queensboro Bridge yesterday. In a hall not many
block- away labor leaders, representatives of citi
zens- associations and residents of Queens gener
ally were ilenmndinK thai the <ity take immediate
steps to provide transportation across Hie new
structure! Their sentiment's were echoed by the
thousands who worried their way across the stru.-t :
„,,. to he assailed by the dtisl storm that all day
long swept across th. Long Island city plaza and
approach. Tills was «liie to the immense mounds
Of newly overturned earth which have di fed in the
At ihe latest reports th« police had half ■ dosen
mcd head ;.:•••- which In the palm] days of
power Rock) Bear, fellow I'-k or Rain-ln
- ... would have bartered Iheh possessions io
h:\\ •' OH IM d
SERVIA READY FOR A TREATY".
Ai'.-tna Informed Former Crown Prince to
Entrr Russian Army.
i . ...ie. Aprl • Th< Servian government aa«
Innforined Austria-Hungary of \tn willlßgness '■■
ii< • 'tint, a commercial treaty.
it ;s announced that Crown Prince George, who
vIMS ■- n Prince In place of hi* brother,
will rentlnue hla studies ai ■ Herman university
The former crown princ< will \r.Ak<-- t two moaths'
irn> in Europe and win then Join a Cossack regi
m* ni i'l Russia. #
FOREIGNERS IN TABRIZ ALARMED.
An American Teacher ajid a London Corre
spondent Training Troops.
s- Petersburg, April i Dispatches received here
_. tha several of the foreigners ail Tabriz are :ak-
Ing purl i;i the Instruction of truops for the defence
f |i.. cltj Among them are « teacher of tho
can school nt Tabriz and ■ correspondent of
n. of the London papi rs.
ADMIRAL PEREZ COMING HERE.
Valparaiso, April i Admiral Per»-z. chief of'tiie
naval station at Talcahuano, has been '•ommls
sioin d by the government to visit the rnltni st«te«
on an Important mission, the nature of «hi h has
not !■>■' n disclosed.
RUSSIAN BANK REDUCES RATE.
Si. Petersburg, April t. The Si tin Bcnk has 6%
clded to reduce us discount rate by ope-half of i
pel ■• nt
VENEZUELA CHOOSES ARBITRATOR.
Buenos Ayrea, April 4.— Dr. Koque Saenz Pena.
the Argentine Minister to Italy, 'viio recently Was
requested by Venezuela, through the Argentine
Minister of Foreign Affair?, to accept the peal el
arbitrator in the pending questions between Ven
ezuela and the United states. has consented *to
act in this capacity.
GREEK CABINET RETAKES OFFICE.
Athens, April <. At the lequr*! of thf Kin* the
Cabinet, of which M. Theotoktt i» Premier, ha?
withdrawn its I HsltliallOll
FRANCE AGREES TO ABROGATION.
Paris, April 4.— The Austrian Charge! called on M.
}•>■ ton tn* Foroirn Minister, last evening, an
asked him In flip MUM of the Austro-Hun^arfati
government if France would consent to the abroga
tion of Article 23 of the Treaty of Berlin, relating
to Bosnia and Herzegovina. M Plchori Save a
favorable reply. •"/-;. . ";. j
HIS WELCOME AT NAPLES.
Greet tins: and Gift from the Kaiser
- — His Steamer Decorated.
Naples. April 4.-The steamship Admiral, which
Is to carry ex-President Roosevelt to Mombasa.
is lying in the harbor decorated with flags, and
the special quarters set aside for Mr. Roosevelt
and his party are already showing signs of the
welcome which awaits him. Many gifts of Bow
ers have already been sent to the ship, and tl.e
remembrance of the G»rmsn Emperor— great
masses of carnations, of the Oern-.an olors-wiil be
placed In Mr. Roosevelt's cabin to-morrow.
The Hamburg is expected here about noon, and
the former President will be greeted on board 'i.c
steamer by tbe representatives of the City «'oun
cil. who will extend to him an official greeting,
and a party of women, who will strew his path
with rose?. The German Consul General will ex
tend the person.! l greetings of the Kmperor. and
Ambassador Griscom will represent the hundreds
Of Americans who have gathered at Naples and
would like to meet tiie former President peiacn
aily. but probably will not have- an opportunity
to do so.
The American yachts in the harbor have their
flags find bunting ready to dress ship on the first
appearance of the Hamburg, but the police precau
tions will be made strlngf-nt and service boats will
keep all craft at a distance. Mr. Roosevelt proba
bly will not remain long on board the Hamburg
after her arrival, as he will doubtless wish to make
the most of the few hours of his stay at Naples.
No fixed programme has been arranged, as In all
probability the ex-President will have decided views
as to what he wishes to do. It is thought, how
ever, that he will go directly to the Hotel Londres.
where apartments were encaged for him by Carow
West Roosevelt, who is staying there. Later Mr.
Roosevelt will have luncheon with the Duke and
Duchess of Aos;a, and. It Is thought, will visit the
museum and aquarium.
Those who had charge of obtaining apartments
for the ex-President had difficulty, owing to the
great number of visitors o the city and Intending
visitors who had engaged rooms in advance, to get
accommodations for Mr. Roosevelt, as they did not
announce the name of the intended guest.
The Duke of Ascoii, gentleman in waiting to
Queen Helena, ha* tendered the use of his auto
mobile!". This offer has been accepted by the
American Ambassador on behalf of Mr. Roosevelt.
The people are greatly disappointed because of
the Inclement weather. A heavy rainstorm, ac
companiVd by c strong wind, prevailed on Satur
day and to-day, and indications are that there will
be little improvement in the weather conditions
Naples was exceedingly dismal to-day. Every
thing was wrapped In a damp, clinging fog. and
the gray* holla of the Italian battleships resembled
ghosts. The yachts in the harbor, too. took on
phantom shapes, an i there were few signs of
gayety on these craft. A large party of Ameri
cans arrived here this afternoon from Rome. It
Included the American Ambassador, Lieutenant
Commander Belknap. naval attache of th* em
bassy, and John W. Garrett, secretary to the em
bassy. Mrs. Griwcom was unable to make the
journey, owing to illness. The Americans were,
met by Consul Crowninshleld and Commander
Logan, of. the Scorpion. They drove to the Hotel
Excelsior, where the ambassador received Count
Agile, aid to the Duke or Aosta, who expressed
the regret of the duke and the duchess at the
delay of the Hamburg, as it deprived them of the
pleasure of Mr Roosevelt's company at dinner
this evening. The aid added that the duke would
be delighted to receive the ex-President at any
hour on Monday, and that he would not Insist on
Mr. Roosevelt's accepting his invitation to lunch
eon, knowing that he would desire to be with his
relatives and close friends.
Mr. Grist orn Informed th« count that Mr. Roose
velt had telegraphed from Gibraltar expressing
his pleasure at the Idea of stopping to see th«
futns of Messina, and Ambassador Oriscom'a party
will go there with him on the Admiral.
It Is the intention of ft number of American and
foreign newspaper representatives to go to Messina
also, but, as no boat leives here for that place on
Mrrndat-. It will be necessary for them to proceed
south by tr:iin. taking tlie risk of not arriving on
lime. • • • ■ • •
Th* American Ambassador and party will remain
, -i board the Scorpion to-^night, whose launch will
transport them to the Hamburg when she comes
into the bay. Th« Steamer will anchor a: the mari
time station. Few other persons will be allowed to
board the steamer, and Mr. Roosevelt will h*
brought ashore In the Scorpion's launch, disem
barking it the arsenal.
in tne Mediterranean Increased to
nig the a s i down trees and aprooUng
gardens all along '■• - si • «nle i« the
of • •■ season, small craft In the i. a > ■ g
shaken, and even the v\k b.ia's in sheltered places
felt the f.c.-e of the storm.
tmong those who arrived here to-day was Frank
A. ferret. of Brooklyn, assistant director to Pro
fessor Matt nt th*> observatory on Mount
Vesuvius. He hopes 10 have ..n interview with Mr.
Roosevelt, nnci he will then go to Mount K.tna. .<«
he expects an eruption to occur there about th*
end '■'■ April 01 next September Caspar Bacon,
•en of Kobert Bacon, former Secretary of State,
also is here.
AH arrangements have been made for iii*» rapid
transfer of .wo hundred and twenty boxes com
posing Mr. Roosevelt* hasrsage. from the Hamburg
to the Admiral, as the time Is so short.
The !'Corrlere del Mattliio" says: The Ameri
cans have In Roosevelt the personification of ac
tion. He will hold himself aloof now, but wit;
make t lie country feel that whenever a crisis arises
lie Is alive ami vigorous. '
DRIVER HELD FOR BOYS DEATH.
Brooklyn Lad on Way to Play Ball Crushed
Between Wheel and Body of Truck.
Charged with being in boom degree technically
responsible for the death of Julian a. Pyburn, the
eleven-year-old foh of Or. Paul S. Pybcrn, Andrew
Monahnn, of No. SSI Frank] avenue. Brooklyn,
was arrested yesterday morning and held to await
the action of the Coroner. Early on Saturday
afternoon the boy left his home, at No. *•> Franklin
avenue, to go to the parade grounds, near Prospect
l ■ rK. to play ball. lie am.- accompanied by two
playmates. When they reached Nostrand avenue
and Bergen street they decided to. ride on the dirt
truck driven by Monahan and belonging to Daniel
Stack, a contractor, of No. 796 Classon avenue.
Vouhk Pyburn's companions boarded th* truck
safely, but he sli;>p?d and his left leg was caught
In the rear wheel. Before Monahan could bring
his horses to • standstill the boy had been drawn
In between the wheel mid the body if the Wagon
and Crushed. He was taken by his father, who
had been summoned by telephone to Same's Sana
torium. No. 739 President street, and operated on.
He was injured internally and several bones were
broken He died late In the evening.
Monuiuin says he dlii not know that «he boy was
climbing aboard his truck.
ESCAPED ARMY PRISONERS CAUGHT?
Mlddletown, X. v. April Two men wearing
the uniform of artillerymen of the United States
army who wore arrested at Summltvllle by rail
road detectives for train riding have been com
mitted to the SulllvHn County jail, nt Montleello,
for thirty days. It la believed the men are Joseph
Williamson and James Duffy, who sawed their
way out of the military prison at Fort Hamilton
last Tuesday. The army authorities nave teen In
UNTIL APRIL TENTH
the loan collection of
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4 P. M., on the ninth floor of our new building at
The collection is by far the most complete ever
gathered in New York. No cards required.
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A two-hour train every hour on •-•
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the hour from Liberty St.
Parlor cars on all trains. t>ln!n«r
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KATUN. !ini'i(H <■>>. Airentg. 337 B'-va- N T.
DEBT LIMIT EVIDENCE
( nlm.i.-.l from Br»t page.
ascertai.ied in order that the borrowing capac
ity of the city may be definitely and accurately
ascertained at any time. These points Include:
The question is asked as Is whether the so
called water bonds represent debt incurred for
the supply of water within the meaning of the
constitutional exemption of such bonds from
the debt limit, especially with respect to the
bonds issued for the construction of th. high
pressure water systems in Manhattan and
Brooklyn. These bonds are classed by th* city
authorities as exempt. .
The bureau suggests ascertaining the extent
to which the bonds held by the sinking funds
are pledged for the redemption of exempt water
and county bonds.
It also suggests finding out the exact status
of cash in funds against which contracts are
registered, and the extent to which untran s'
ferred proceeds of the sale of corporate stock
may be used for the liquidation of debts, in
curred after the receipt of the money by the
city treasury, to the exclusion el the settlement
of contract liabilities registered before the
money was received.
An accurate list of all real estate in course si
condemnation, with the date of vesting title in
the city, the amount Of awards where a com
missioner's report has been filed, and the as
sessed value or other competent evidence or
value where no such report exists. The 'brier"
states that there are many cases where th<* iity
has taken title to property of tht value of which
there is absolutely no accurate evi.ltnce. with
the result that the amount estimated for land
liabilities in computing the debt limit has noth
ing to show that it Is even approximately ac
other i>oint<> Mentioned a? ha 1 -iflca
The total amount
the citj oa Jnae 30^ 1908
The total amount of unpaid open mar- or
ders v+iargeable to bond accounts remaining tin
paid on June at>. 190SL
The liability, if any. of the city on Stiea S»».
I'.h-^ under contracts for the purchase of rcai
estate at private sale.
The exact nature and
liability for the funding, of ■
ization of $:U'..u<«' ' »•• lock WM
outstanding oa June .".it. r.»»\ This
..ut of Uh un oUectaMe tax< -
HARD TUSSLE WITH INSANE WOMAT
Young Mother Deserted by Husband Attach
Uncle. Surgeon and Police.
< M' Eva Karnala. twenty-six years old. of JCo.
151 Berry street. WiHiamsbur*. was removed yes
terday to the Fiathush Insane Asylum, after a
desperate fight with her uncle, the poUca and I>r.
Welton, of the WHllamsburg Hospital, who w«
sent to treat her for hysteria.
The young woman, who was deserted several
weeks ago by her husband, shortly after the birth
.Of an infant, brooded over her plight, and yester
day became violently itssane. She remained in her
room throughout the forenoon, an.i when her uri'-ie
asked her to come to dinner she sprang at him.
clawed his face and made an attempt t-> bite his
hands. Neighbors heard her cries, and It took sis
men to hold her while the uncle went for a po
When Dr. Iton arrived the woman attacked
iilin. clutching his throat until his face turn^*
blue: Frank Dunham, the driver of the ambu
lance, loosened the woman's hold au.l was hitfen
on the shoulder through a thick sweater. Although
strapped In the ambulance. Mrs. Karnata broka
the leather bands that held her. an.' on the way
to the. hospital made another savage attack on th»
surgeon. With the assistance of a mounted police
man she was overpowered and tat to th« Flat
JOKERS AT WEDDING BREAKFAST.
Tradesmen. Police Rerserves, Ambulance Sur
geon and Undertaker Among Un
Practical Jokers gave the daughter of »ugail
Smith, president of the Union fJettlenient. of Sn
171 Kast 102 d street, and Georse P. Hernia", a
salesman, who wore married on Saturday n!?"t
an uncomfortable surprise following the ceremony.
After the wedding breakfast had be^n .-erved »
corps of waiters appeared on thw »crv.e. They -were
Vid that they were not needed. Their departur«
was followed by the arrival of a baker's wa^n
with two dozen loaves of bread for the couple. A
butcher's wiigon delivered hams and roasts.
Later Acting Captain Morris, of the Kast IW-j
street station, appeared with his reserve* a™
wanted to know if they hail captured the man wC<>
did the shooting. An ambulance «re*< up at f* 1
speed, but the climax was reached when an under
taker's wagon arrived, faptain Morris took C^
reserves off the trail of the "man who did t
shooting' and started out to nnd the.perpetra»»
of the alleged joke. -"j*_- j