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PUSH THE WORK. SAYS STARK.
HE DECLARES HIMSELF HEARTILY IX ACCORD WITH THE MOVEMENT FOR AX EAST SIDE SUBWAY. BRONX ASSOCIATION TO TAKE ACTION AT ONCE. The proposition of The Tribune, that early action be taken by the Rapid Transit Commis sion on the Question of building an East Side subway, and that a survey of that part of the city to the east of Central Park, which under the present plan has been left without rapid transit, should be authorized at once, was in dorsed yesterday by John H. Starin. who is the oldest member on the commission. Mr. Starln's reputation in head of the Starin transportation lines, which do an enormous freight and lighter age business in the harbor of New-York as well as operating excursion lines and pleasure re ports, is too well known to need further com ment. He has made a special study of the rapid transit problem of the boroughs of Manhattan and The Bronx, and has been a member of the Rap!d Transit Commission since it came into existence. A he Hi I yesterday to a Tribune reporter, he has been in favor of an East Side subway from the beginning of the agitation for an under ground railroad in this city. In a brief state ment he clearly defined his position in regard to the proposition Bar beginning preliminary work on an East Side branch of the rapid tran sit system at once, but at the same time em phasized ■'-- point that he spoke, not as a mem ber of the Board of Rapid Transit Commission ers, but as an individual citizen of this city. "You may record me as in hearty accord with the movement to hasten the construction of an East Side underground railroad." said Mr. Star- In. "I believed when the Rapid Transit Commis sion was considering the question of a route that the road would better be to the east of Central Park, thereby striking more nearly the centre of population of Manhattan Island. Nev ertheless, because of the debt limit. I voted for the present plan, believing it better to have a West Side route than none at all. With the West Side taken care of, consideration should now be given to the East Side. Accordingly. I heartily Indorse the proposition of The Tribune that preliminary -work should now be begun to hasten the ultimate construction of an East Side subway." NORTH SIDE BOARD OF TRADE ACTS. The agitation for an East Side subway has now been taken up by the North Side Board of Trade, which represents to a wide extent the Interests of resident? of The Bronx. At a meet ing of the executive committee of the board. held at No. 538 Wlllls-ave.. on Tuesday even- Ing, resolutions in favor of a direct East Side route, which will be presented to the full board meeting next Tuesday evening, were adopted. The president of the board, Albert E. Davis. called attention to The Tribune's fight for a direct East Side subway to the Bronx, and stated that the North Side Board of Trade had made a determined effort to secure such a line prior to the adoption of the circuitous West Side route, and that such a line had been originally decided upon. When seen yesterday. Mr. Davis said: "The reason given by the Rapid Transit Com missioners for abandoning an East Side route was that the bonded Indebtedness of the city •would not permit the construction of both East and West Side lines. But it was generally un derstood that the East Side line would be con structed as soon as funds were available. The movement started by The Tribune to secure the necessary till ill— lT action afforded the op portunity to press the matter at this time. The populous East Side of the Borough of Manhat tan north of Forty-second-st- and the thickly populated section of The Bronx south of One hur.dred-and-forty-ninth-st. offers the best pos sible argument for such action." At a meeting- to-night the Central Taxpayers' AESociation of The Bronx will consider the ques tion of an East Side subway, and resolutions \v:ll be offered asking that the Board of Rapid Transit Commissioners take immediate action • in favor of such a branch of the rapid transit system. James W. Campbeli. president of the East Tremcnt branch of the association, which has Please add my name to the petition in favor of immediate action by Rapid Transit Commission preliminary to the construction of an East Side branch of the rapid transit subway. Name Address Cut this out and send it to the Rapid Transit Department of The ] r one, New-York City. Your signature will then be formally pre sented to the Rapid Transit Commission. COMMITTEE TO ISOI'TRE. THE REPUBLICAN' CLUB OF THE XXIXTH DISTRICT CONSIDERS EAST SIDE SUBWAY- Th« Republican Club of the XXIXth District last night adopted resolution" calling for the appointment of a committee to Investigate the object of rarid transit on the East Side 111 de tail, and submit a report to the club on the merit, of the proposal for Immediate action^ The manner in which the question was received rcrgesred a friendly attitude toward the East Side subway project. o ,t.r,*«* The meeting last night wa* vrell *;" n^f The club was addressed by State Senator Els bur, on the legislation of the session Just oven , Alexander T. Mason, who presented the rapid transit resolutions, said that the subject was of such importance that repre.enttive -crgam " tlons could no longer fall to consider It. There was no doubt, he declared, that the ■*« would eventually be put through, the onl> "Ques tion being whether the preliminary steps should be taken immediately. On this <!«*« lor thought the club ought to go on record, hough not without due consideration. The resolutions adorned follow Resolved. That a committee of five be appoint ed by the chair to consider whether . artber rapid transit faelllti^ should be offered to tn^ XXIXth Assembly District and other ■ East bi« district., and to report to the club at «* £« meeting whether in the opinion of sald^f 11 ™ 1 * tee the proposition to prepare plan, and tax the preliminary steps for an E =£! subway Immediately should receive the indorse ment of the club. Those appointed on the committee were Alex ander T. Mason. E. W. Bloomlngdale. G. \Mll<?t Vaa Nest, Alfred R. Conkling and Franklin B. Ware. At the Young Men's Republican Club of the XXIVth District the desire was expressed Dy several members last night that the club might be put on record In favor of the proposed «ud •way. ACCUSED BANKER KILLS A JUDGE. Berlin. April 16.— A banker named Yon Baden ssruns, who Is on trial at Oldenburg, charged with irregular.*-*-* i: connection with the Vrrelnsbank, «ntM»a the fetran* to-day of the presiding Jad«e, H«rr Becker, and shot him dead. already adopted similar resolutions, and which will be arr.ons: the foremost In advocating their adoption bj- thf central society, said to a Trib une reporter yesterday: -THE ONLY SALVATION." "This direct East Sid* route is the only salva tion for th<* property owners of the easterly sec tion of The Bronx, and It cannot come any too quickly. But It is the same with this as with all other public Improvements, it cannot be pot unless sufficient public sentiment compels the authorities to begin this work. This Borough of The Bronx, the borough where thousands of people of moderate ambitions have huilt their own little homes, covers such a vast area that It will be lmpopsible for the elevated and the com ing rapid transit road to carry the numerous thousands to their places of business after ten years from to-day, and if preliminary steps are now begun for a direct East Side route it will take all of that time to build It. ■'I shall offer the resolutions at th«» next meet- Ing of th* taxpayers' association, and I have no doubt that they will be adopted by a rousing v< te. This body has been the means of bring ing about all the Important improvements of The Bronx under the leadership of such public i tdtlaraa as W. W. N'iies and Colonel Joeepb Goulden and the hearty ro-operation of the North Bide Board of Trade, under the lead of James L. Wells. 'The Tribune deserves the thanks and hearty appreciation of earn and every taxpayer, every real estate broker and every resident in starting this ■cttatttofl May ;h.p citizens give it that hearty BH9P< rt in this fight which will eventu ally h^lp it in adding another victory to the many it has achieved In the past. Long may it live!" William H. Ten Eyck. chairman of the execu tive committee of the Republican County Com mittee, and ieader of the XXXIVth Assembly ' Strict, said yesterday that he indorsed the project for an East Side subway. "Why, as far as that goes/ 1 said Mr. Ten Bjrck, "I have always thought that it would be better po have the subway on the East Side rather than the West Side, and was much dis appointed by the way It was actually laid out. 'You see." he added, drawing- a small dia gram to illustrate hie remarks, "as the subway runs now th-= people of the XXXIVth District are passed by on one side. The subway does, to be sure, touch the district or very nearly, but only at one uoiuer. and then veers off above it and to the north. PLAN SHOULD NOT BE PARTISAN*. •'I have always wished that we could have direct communication with the downtown dis trict, quite as the West Side now has. or is about to have, and so far I should be glad to be quoted in favor of the plan. Of course, it should not be allowed to become in any way a partisan matter, and I take it that you are canvassing without respect to party. As for the question of the route to be preferred, that is a detail on which at present I can give you no opinion. I have not studied the subject, and can only indorse the project on its general lines. But the plan, broadly viewed, would. I am quite sure, receive the approval of the people of the XXXIVth District. E. H. Healy, Republican leader of the XXXVth District, added to his indorsement of The Tribune's plan a plea for an extension of the subway at the northern end to the region in The Bronx which the present subway does not serve. "The residential and business section of The Bronx." said Mr. Healy, Is west of Third ave.. and as the rapid transit road runs now It is BtlU without proper facilities. A «pur of this subway should run directly through the heart of The Bronx and give us some adequate service. Now is the time to arrange for it and to under take it. The debt limit seems to me a bugaboo. I should be glad to see The Tribune's project realized, and made to include some considera tion for this part of town." John F. Carroll, leader of the XXIXfh Dis trict, said that he had not studied the scheme, but that as outlined it appealed to him. H<» thought the East Side deserved a rapid transit subway as much as any part of town. Flrst ave. struck him as much too far eaat, Lexing ton-ave.. John B. McDonald's selection, seeming better. But on the question of location he could express no informed opinion. PETJTIOX FOR BUCK. FORMER MEMBERS OF NEW EAST RIVER BRIDGE COMMISSION PROTEST AGAINST HIS REMOVAL Ten of the men who were members of the New East River Bridge Commission in the administra tions of Mayors Strong. Schleren. Wurster and Van Wyck have signed a petition to Mayor Low to prevent the threatened removal of Leffert L. Buck, chief engineer of the Department of Bridges. They are F. B. Thurber. Henry Batterman. Julian D Fairchild, Andrew D. Baird. Richard Delves, James A. Sperry. James D. Bell, Salem H. Wales, Lewis Nixon and John W. Weber. Ex-Mayor Wurster also signed the letter to Mayor Low. which says that the signers protesr against action to sever Mr. Buck's connection with the bridge which he designed. Th« former commissioners express belief that the full responsibility for the completion of the bridge should remain with Mr. Buck. While Bridge Commissioner Lfndenthal has de clined to talk on the subject, it is understood that he his intended to remove Mr. Buck unless Mr. Buck resigns. It Is said that Mr. Buck's resigna tion has teen asked for and refused. Foster Croweli. a civil engineer of repute, said yesterday that he had declined to accept the position of chief engineer of the Department of Bridges, which was offered to him. He told Mr. Lindenthal that business reasons would prevent his acceptance of such a place. He has been a personal friend of Mr. Buck. ... J//C.S'. HARRY P. W ITSEY TAKES TITLE. 6HB SECURES NO. 72S FIFTH-AYE.. WHICH AD JOINS THE WHITNEY HOUSE IN WEST FIFTY-SEVENTH-ST. Mrs. Gertrude V. Whitney, wife of Harry Payne Whitney, took title yesterday to No. 728 Fifth ave.. on a plot 27x125 feet from Manaie L. Hacketi for J225.000. It adjoins the Whitney house. No. 2 We«t Fifty-seventh-sc. on the south DR., BIGGS MADE MEDICAL OFFICER. At a special meeting of the Board of Health yes day Hermann M. Biggs was appointed medical m r of the board, at a salary of $5,000 a year. ? H«e«a was. formerly director of the bacterio logical laboratory of Hal Board of Health, at J2^6ot NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. THURSDAY, APRIL 17. 1902. BELGIUM COOLS DOWN. A DOWNPOFR OF RAIN DAMPENS THE ARPOR OF THE RIOTERS. POLITICAL REFORMS DEMANDED ARE JUST- j BRUSSELS IN A STATE OF SIEGE. (Copyright; 1902: By The Tribune Association.) [Special to The Tribune by French Cable. 1 Brussels.. April 16.— A steady downpour of rain has blanketed whatever lawlessness there •was in Brussels last night. Business was trans acted as usual to-day, and despite the excite- ! ment caused by the debate in the Chamber of Deputies order prevails. Even the funerals of the unfortunate victims of last week's rioting were conducted without popular tumult, and the services of four thousand militia in- guarding the Hotel de Ville, palaces, public buildings and gasworks seemed unnecessary. A Belgian revo lution, even with 150.000 workingmen on strike for political reform, is a soberminded affair. Anarchists may be lurking in the background, but the main body of workingmen and the citi zens in sympathy with the reform movement are kept under restraint by wise and cautious leaders. The minority in the lower chamber is made up of Moderate Liberals. Advanced Liberals and Socialists, numbering sixty-seven in a division. They have a Just cause, for plural voting based on property qualification involved many notorious frauds. They demand reform in the franchise in the direction of one vote for every man. The Liberals have suggested dissolution of the chambers as an alternative, with a reference of the whole subject to the nation. The Socialists, having equal voting strength, prefer to stand for electoral reform, and have ordered a general labor strike, when there are no grievances against the employers, as a last resource for emphasizing the popular demand. They are not so dangerous as the name implies, for the principles advocated by i them for promoting the welfare of labor are recognized by English municipalities as salutary reforms. The Conservatives, having a clear ma jority of eighteen over the combined opposition, have persisted in deferring reform measures, until the Liberals themselves assert that a gen eral labor strike for a political question is a legitimate and constitutional process. They have neglected to head off the agitation by time ly reform?, and now contend that no surrender can be made to mobs of lawbreakers. The military precautions to-day on the ap proaches to the chambers resembled a state of siege. Everything was done to create the im pression that the anarchists had broken loose. The debate itself was fraught with passion on i the ministerial side. M. Beernaert, the responsi ble author of the plural suffrage, led off with a violent speech, and M. Feron, one of the cool est of the Radicals, made a firm, dignified and : eloquent reply. The whole country Is wrought up to a white heat of excitement. 1- N- F - A VAST ARMY STOPS WORK. SPREAD OF THE GIGANTIC STRIKE IN BEL GIUM—NO SERIOUS DISORDERS. My Associated Prew.) Bra.-""":-. April 16.— Unimportant outrages were reported from various parts of the country to-day. Small bombs were exploded at Liege and elae where. Bottles fllJed with gunpowder were ex ploded at the door cf a dwelling house and at the glass works at Maricmont. near La Louviere. Only trifling damage was done by the explosion of the bombs. At Renalx (a town twenty-oca miles south-southwest of Ghent) an earthenware Jar with a fuse attached to it was discovered on the threshold of the Catholic Club. The fuse " '■* ex tlngxiished by .i passerby. The contents of the jar have not yet t*>en examined- The only other incident at Rer.alx was the throwing of a piece of lighted tow Into a school. Th« glass works at Courcolles (a village in the Province of Halnaut. four and one-half miles north west of Charlerot) were practically destroyed by fire last night. It is estimated that the damage done will amount to soo/mj Cranes. I; la believed that the fire was started by an Incendiary. The numbers of strikers in the chief industrial centres are estimated as follows: At Charlerot, W. 000; in the central district. 27.000; at Borlnage, 25.00J; at Liege, 30,0u0, and at Vervlers. S.OJO. Serious disorders nave occurred at Cockerlls. in the coal Balds of Beratng, five miles southwest of Liege a detachment of lan< era was compelled to charge repeatedly a mob numbering about two thousand persons, engaged in throwing stones at the troops. Many people were injured. The cares in which the rioters took refuge were sacked. The strike Is spreading in Brussels. About ten thousand men art now out. The diplomatic, private and public galleries or the Chamber of Representatives were filled to their capacity to-day, when th- debate on the proposed revision of the constitution began M. Beernaert. the forma I resident of the Chamber, Secretary of State and president of the International Maritime Conference held in London in 1599. opened the dis cussion, lie was frequently Interrupted by M. Van der Veide the Socialist leader and former president of the International Socialist Congress, with peri odical shouts of "Universal suffrage is supreme!" M. Beernaerl expressed the belief that the present Belgian electoral system was satisfactory. He re ferred to the numerous social laws passed during the last fifteen years, at the behest of the Social ists, and said the latter's sole recognition of the passage of these laws was the declaration of a general strike, accompanied by threats of violence. Alter the speech of M. Beernaert and a speech delivered by M. Feron. Progressist, which monopo lized the entire session and fell very Bat, the open ing day of the great ■'■■ - •'■ on the proposed re vision of the constitution ended in what was almost a fiasco. a listless atmosphere prevailed in the Chamber. The members were evidently waiting for the delivery of the speeches of the Socialist and Liberal leaders, and the response of the Premier. M de Smet de Nayer, to-morrow and Friday, when it is expected that a vote will be. taken, which will instil life into the parliamentary proceedings. FORNES'B INDIGNANT DENIAL. HE SAYS HE DID NOT STATE THAT ALDER MEN HAD THEIR PRICE, AND WAS DELIBERATELY MISQUOTED. President Fornes of the Board of Aldermen ar rived at the City Hall shortly after 2 o'clock yes terday afternoon, and was shown a statement in an afternoon paper purporting to have been given by him, saying that many of the aldermen "had their price." Mr. Fornes read it slowly, and as he did so grew more and more excited. He said: "It Is an outrage to put such statements in my mouth. I never said what is printed here. A re porter came to see me at my store this morning concerning an alleged attempt to oust me from the leadership of the board. All I told him was that I knew of the conference yesterday after noon and evening, and told them I could not be present, as it was not necessary, anyway. The conference had nothing to do with making a leader and the idea of deposing me was never mentioned. I never mentioned to the reporter anything about Commissioner Partridge being deposed, and never mentioned the Mayor's name. The interview la false in every way, except concerning the little I said about the caucus." "Did you say that the aldermen had a price?" "Certainly not," he quickly replied. "I hope that you will give me common scribe enough not to think I would make such a Statement and then preside over the men to whom I said. 'I can't trust you.' The statement Is an outrage and is utterly untrue. I am afraid hereafter if I wish to give an interview I will have to write it out. as this one is a deliberate misquotation." AT THE IRVING PLACE THEATRE. There was a double attraction at the Irving Place Theatre last night— "Die Tochter dcs Fabricius." with Sonnenthal as the old discharged convict, and "Untreu," In which Maw. Odllon was seen as the coquette Clara. Both plays had been seen be fore on the Irving Place stage— Possart as Fa bricius and Mme. Sorma as Clara— but last night's performance was none the Jess Interesting on th-t account. Sonnenthal had also played the part be fore a New-York audience, but never with more force nor to better effect than last night. The sup port on the part cf the members of the Conried company was so good that Mr. Sonnenthal's fine performance became less conspicuous. Mr. Rot mann as Rolf, and Miss Heiiwig Lange. as the daughter. were especially good, and were called before the curtain, together with Sonnentnal. sev eral times in the course of the evening. •-.>•■ - In Bracco's delightful little comedy Mme.. Odilon was at her best, and so was Mr. Ottbert, who played the part of the - doubting husband. The double bill will be repeated this evening. NOW MALVAR SURRENDERS. RESUMPTION OF PEACEFUL CONDITIONS IN LUZON PROVINCES. Manila. April 16.— Ceneral Malvar has uncon ditionally surrendered to Brigadier General J Franklin Bell, at Llpa. Batangas Province, with the entire Insurgent force of the provinces of Laguna and Batangas. General Bell says hia (Beil'a) Influence is sufficient to quell the insur rectionary movements in Tayabas and Cavlt* provinces and capture all those in the field who have not yet surrendered, but Malvar has or dered the complete surrender of every insur gent to the nearest American force. General Wheaton. reporting t< the division headquar ters, says that all resistance In his department has ended, and that the surrenders Just an nounced mean that the ports will be opened, and that the Filipinos In the detention camps can be allowed to return to their homes in time to plant the crops. General Wheaton is especially pleased with General Bell's care of the natives confined in the camps. The officers in charge are held person ally responsible for the quality and quantity of the food server} out and for the general welfare of tlr- occupants of the camps. After scouring the mountain passes General Bel! trmployed volunteer bolomen for protection against ladroneism. Numbers of Filipinos vol unteered and expressed the liveliest satisfaction at the treatment accorded to themselves and to their families, who were In the concentration camps. Genera! "Wheaton gives General Bell great credit for his indefatigabllity in conducting the campaign. He was in the field, on horseback, day and night, personally superintending the most arduous operations. The people of Manila are delighted at the pros pect of a resumption of trade with the pacified provinces and are anxious to show Generals Chaffee, Wheaton and Bel their appreciation of the fact that the insurrection Is really over. About .T.rjtm rifles have b^n received by the American officers in Batangas and Laguna prov inces during the last four months. General Malvar personally requested an inter view with General Bell in order to make his comsletc submission. Th<» lack of new? from th» island of Samar is due to a defective 'able. It is believed, how ever, that the American commander ther^ re ceived yesterday the surrender of all the insur gents in Samar. unless the planned proceedings were altered. A case of cholera has occur red or. th»» trans port Hancock, which arrived here on Sunday lsat. ar.J she has b»en quarantined. TO PUNISH TREACHEROUS MOROS. GENERAL CHAFFEE PREPARING AN EX PEDITION INTO MINDANAO. Washington. April Il*.—TheI I *.— The following cable dts patcfa from General Chaffee, dated ar Manila yes terday, waa made puhttc at the War Department to-day: With reference to mv telegram of 23d ultimo, re porting attack by Moros. Reconnolssancs under Forsyth March 15. soldier. :7th Regiment. United State? Infantry, murdered by Moros, vicinity Parang Parang. March 30. two soldiers, 27th Regi ment United States Infantry, having one gun, were approached with semblance of friendship by six Moros, near Malahang. Rifle seised: one soldier killed other severely wounded, but escaped. Mur der without provocation or justification in any way Murderers Known, demand has been made for their surrender. Thus far dattos refused to deliver them. Ha-" been to Malabang. tried to con fer with them. Waited three days. Dattos failed to come or acknowledge receipt of my request for con'eren^e Expedition of twelve hundred men under Colonel Frank D. Baldwin, cavalry and ar tillery being formed, leaving for Lake Lam about April 27" purpose, arrest murderers and punish dattoa Every care to !■><> taken not to hrlns; gen eral war with Moros about lake. Absolut,- . im portant our authority be respected by the*- peo ple- that sovereignty of United Spates be fully acknowledged. Have addressed letter to this ef fect to dattos at the same time informing them, of friendly disposition of government: that pur pn ., was to punish only those pivinjr offence: that irrvvernment claims rtgai to explore country be fween Illiina and Iltmar bays: that my purpose to do so now ami at any other time Accomplishment of ""this object la necessary to retain the bat talion 17th two months longer. My belief at the present time is that a ... ...... Of dattos will not support those Implicated in the muriers. Parang Parang is an anchorage In Polloc Har bor, on the west coast .of the mainland of Min danao. Malabang lies about twenty miles north on the coast and 1* connected by a military cable. Lake Lano 1^ situated about twenty-five miles northeast of Malabang BO the Interior. SAYS CORONERS COULD GO. PHILBIN <;iVI ; HARD KNOCKS TO GRAND JURY ALSO IN SPEECH AT SOUTH ORANGE. Orange. N. J.. April 16.— Eugene A. Philbtn. ex- District Attorney of New-York County, spoke at Seton Hall College. South Orange, to-night on "The Office and Duties of the District Attorney of New- York County." Mr. Philbtn is a graduate of Seton Hall and was warmly received. A large number of Catholic clergy. Including Bishop O'Connor, were present. Mr. Phil bin said In part: Only twice during my term of twelve months did I have a grand jury which fearlessly and Intel.i gentiy performed its duty. All the others had only a minority of those who possessed a proper con ception of their duty and the courage to perform It. On one occasion I was so indignant at the in fluences that were prevailing with the grand Jury that I felt It my duty to refuse to submit any more cases during the term, and thus bring- the court to dismiss it. 1 consulted with some of the judges and received no discouragement of the idea from tht-m. The opportunity of thus calling atten tion to the unfortunate condition thai frequently existed in the grand jury room, and possibly put ting » check upon those who had for their sole guidance political considerations, appealed to me. On further consideration, however, 1 recognized that a dangerous precedent would be created, and that a District Attorney who was actuated by a desire to defeat justice could use the very same expedient. and I therefore abandoned the inten- The best means to maintain a high standard in our governmental agencies is to insist upon their living up to their official obligations and tolerate nothing else. Failure to obtain good results may come at rirst. but eventually the lesson will be learned. My opinion in this regard has been strengthened by actual experience, for the pur suance of that policy enables me to say that the police never failed to co-operate with me fully during my administration of the District At torney's office, though politically and otherwise hostile to me. It Is only where it is necessary to unearth corruption in the Police Department that the employment of private detective agencies is de sirable from the public interest point of view. Mr Philbin then paid a warm tribute to the late Mrs. Foster, who was known as the "Tombs AngeL" He also spoke In high terms of the news paper men with whom he had come in contact, saying that they were often of great help to him m official affairs, and that the fullest reliance could be placed on their good faith and real devotion to public interests. The. office of coroner next at tracted Mr. Philbln's attention, and of it he said: In view of the fact that the magistrate has equal power the suggestion that has been made that the office of coroner Is an unnecessary expense, seems to be well founded, and I have no doubt that the county of New-York, at least, would be Just as well off if "it had nc coroners. THE TOBACCO WA.R. .AMERICAN TRUST SEEKING CONTROL OF BRITISH RIVAL. London. April 10.— The American Tobacco Company Is reported to be endeavoring to ob tain a controlling interest in the Imperial To bacco Company, of Great Britain. AMERICAN CAPITAL IN ENGLAND. London. April 16 —An American syndicate is said to be seeking sites near Manchester, upon which tr» erect two mammoth mills for the spinning of American grown cotton. MIS* BTOSM SUMMONED IS COURT. Boston. April IsV— Miss Ellen M. Stone, the mis sionary, just back from Bulgaria, has been sum moned to appear In the Superior Court of Equity sesslon to-morrow to show cause why an Injunc tion should not be Issued against her to restrain her from delivering a lecture describing her cap tivity to-morrow evening and Monday evening, as planned. The bill in equity is brought by a lecture bureau the complainant alleging that It made a contract with the defendant through her brotitr. acting as agent, and that she will violate the •'•raid U she delivers th« proposed lectures. <£Qsefowrf Clear Havana Cigars Arc really excellent J 3 for 25c. to 3 for sOc. I iSs^ m TnP ew m k' S " / Victoria ■ f^^^^ Studebaker Victorias have -' " "^^^^^^^s^^ always been charming in grace- J. ful sweep of contour and harmo- m nizing angles— quality transmitted to our New M Panel Boot Victoria, now shown at our ware- Ml i rooms. This is a delightful vehicle, light and M [ small yet roomy— unusual combination. Many Ml m - other models of Victorias ■ ' IB — P vl«oS ot "-^-^ painting to your order. 11 if Removal ice.— Will remove at the end of 11 ff the year to our new ten-story building. Broadway 1 Vy/^\ and ' Seventh Avenue, corner Forty-eighth Street. ,1 1& STt'DEBAKER, M fj^ Broadway, Corner Prince Street. /M ill. $ ], $loane — ■- l We have a large and un- CrClOflfl£S usually varied assortment of Sa ; mer CRETONNES Fabrics "' TAFFETAS Fabrics -. — . „ I in dainty and unique eitects. Also an interesting collection of Spring: and Summer Drapery Fabrics. Broadway $ 19* Street "UNCLE BAM" OS FVERY BIDE. H. DANIELS TELLS OF THE YANKEE J INVENTIONS THAT SURROUND AN ENGLISHMAN. Georsre H. Daniels, general passenger agent of the New- York Central Railroad, was scheduled to speak on "Railroads and Their Relation to Other Industries" at Cooper Institute, under the auspices of the Board of Education, last night, but his re mark tended more in the direction of commercial i and industrial expansion than In the direction or , railroads. expansion, he said, was the direct re- • fommerclal expansion, he said, was the Arsd I f sult of speed of transportation. -As an Illustration of this ability of Americans to send our produce to foreign countries and com pete with the whole world, and to show how gen eral the use of American produce and manufact ure has become. I will take a day In the life of the average English business man." he said. "He sits down to breakfast at a. table presided • over by an American wife, eats oranges from I 'all- , fornla. cereals manufactured at Niagara Falls, I beef straight from Omaha, a slice of bacon from j the Mohawk Valley, and his bread Is, of course, from wheat ground at Minneapolis. ••On his way to his office as rides in a car built I ln >-e -York. propelled by electrical machinery | manufactured at Schenectady. over railways con structed by American engineers, and largely ot American materials. On reaching his ofnee and looking about him. he finds. if Mi la a modem, us- j -,i.,-- establishment, that he sits on a Nebraska ; swivel chair, before a rolltop desk made in But- : falo His letters are written on a Syracuse type writer and be signs them with a Ifw-Terti fountain pen. and blots his letters with a blotting sheet from New-England, and his correspondence is put away in files from Grand Rapids. ••Vow if he takes a day off for pleasure, he at- , tends the races and sees the highest stakes won reports of th « 2** n " st '" < . battleships, for Euro-, orders *«" j(^ a e ssnAs n n An\ nn i a u£ 'nations, and learns that ing month .. ani .. of tni , rapidity of transportation As an '"^jyi^.Ji 1 Central Railroad had made a ; pV^Sosft that would stand un equalled , k steamer came Into Cevic. of the VV n^f = la J . Monday afternoon the l°n a tfre°W°wa'm the^CeVic-s hold, and she was on her way out of port. THREE MORE DATS OF THE CIRCUS. Tbree days only remain In which to see the circus. I TTltke ChHstmas. come, but once a year. I which. BSW - la sUn th( , nervous stra i a which a s°on the opening night. There are still ten £7. r - which seeraa extraordinary, after the long Stance aerial specialties of the whole family, but 'ha circle Is still intact. o of the features of the entertainment has been" rather neglected, owing to the large reputa tion achieved by Diavolo. The spiral bicyclist. u._.. v » r is fully as sensational in bis fancy riding fin imons the rafters of the Garden. It Is reported nn rood authority that three-fourths of the troupe have been refused life insurance by all reputable companies. "A quiet life makes the best policy." said one conservative agent to a hopeful oeri^rm*r. "That's a Slick Article/ said a Gentleman yesterday who, already well dressed, wished a suit quicker than his Tailor could finish i:, so came to us. 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