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PEKrrNCTOKY DEBATE IX HOUSE OV COMMONS UN 00838 TAX. TREND TOWARD TARIFF FOR REVENUE RATHER THAN PROTECTION—CANADI AXS AT CORONATION. ( r.ipyriKhT ; V.»'-: FSy The Tribune Association.) (Special to Th* Tribune, by French Cable.] London. April 23, 1 a. m.— debate on the proposed tax on corn was conducted in a per functory way in the House of Commons without a sign of animation. Sir E. Straehey opened it \,y repeating Sir William Vernon Harcourfs aij4u::ieiu that the Chancellor's assertion that the jiri'-t- of bread would not be affected by the ■■all duty was a protectionist fallacy, refuted many years ago. The prediction that the in crease in the price of bread must follow a permanent increase in the price of grain was followed by the less plausible contention that the iarmers would be at once protected and handicapped in their Industry. The government defences of the corn duty tended to minimize the effect of the change, but there was no attempt to deny that the proposed tax on food would open the way for widening the area of indirect taxation through the adoption in time of a roughgoing tariff for revenue. This is tht- natural trend of events and tend encies, rather than the revival, as Liberals as sert, of the protectionist system. There 'is no evidence yet that a popular agitation against the corn duty will be organized. The meeting of tne Chamber of Commerce was mainly con cerned with the effect of the new duties upon the various trades and with the unfairness of the incidence upon grain and flour. Sir Charles Tupper, who leads the way for a large number of influential Canadian guests at the coronation, has heartily approved the corn tax. Sir Wilfrid Laurier is expected by the High Commissioner about June 20, with four or five Dominion Ministers and the Premiers of Ontario and Manitoba. Preparations are mak ing for the great banquet at the Colonial Insti tution, with Mr. Chamberlain as the master of ceremonies, and the Canadian dinner on July 1 will be the most brilliant one of a long series of colonial entertainments. Colonel ikorg- T. Denlson, of Toronto, is ex- BC ted to make many converts to the propa ganda of the British Empire League in Canada for a differential tariff and to increase the Do ailnlnn tariff for the purposes of imperial de fenct. I>r. Jameson, who is coming to London to con f< r with the executors of the Cecil Rhodes edu c-.'ior.al trust, will be met at Madeira by one of the gr> at imperialist's intimate friends. St. l'<-t»r"s, Eton Square, was the seen*- of a brilliant nilitary and Parliamentary wedding t"-day. The bridegroom was Captain H:uhurst, tht- memlver for Clrencester, and the bride was the elder daughter of Lord Edward Spencer Churchill. There were nine bridesmaids and two pages as train bearers. A motor car brougham was the equipage in which the bridal pair, after the reception at Berkeley Square, started for their honeymoon. The production of "Romeo and Juliet" on new lines is promised speedily by a company of en thusiastic Shakespearian actors, headed by Eleanor Calvoun. The scenery and costumes •will be gorgeous and classically correct. Artists have been copying some of the most famous pieces of tapestry in the world, including the matchless one designed by Julio Romano Dol tnetsch. A band, with antique instruments, will play music of The period, and an old masque interpreting the scene In the Capulets' house fcr.d containing several old dances will be a conspicuous feature. Opinions vary as to the ultimate effect of the Atlantic steamship combination, but the genera* tendency in shipping circles, after mature con sideration, is to regard the scheme with dis favor. The dominating fact, and one which 2s cf.using the amalgamation to be viewed with considerable alarm in this country, is that the lines which were under British management hitherto are in future to be operated from the United States. L N. F. NOT A HEAVY TAX ON COARSE MEAL. London, April 22.— 1n the course of a debate on the erain tax. In the House of Commons, this even ing, the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sir Michael Hicks-Bfach announced that "offal," or coarse m«al for stock l«-«-dinc. would pay only threepence a hundredweight, in<t<:id of flvejience. He added that the fanners had be»»n greatly disturbed by the Bear that a heavy tax on "offal" would offset any protective advantage which they would gain by the grain duty. The Chancellor also expressed his be ll' I tnat the advance In the price of bread, which had been a halfpenny to one p«-nny a loaf higher throughout the United Kingdom since the Budget announcement, would recede as soon aa the trade had adjusted itself to the aew conditions. Tin: >T. PETERSBURG ASSASSIN. HIS SWEETHEART SECi'RKD THE UNIFORM OiT AN AIDE-DE-CAMP FOR HIM* St. Petersburg, April 21.— 1t is now certain that the earlier reports of the identity of the assassin of M. Slpiaguine. the Minister of the Interior, who was shot and killed on April l.">, were incorrect. Instead of living nine days lii St. •<-rshurg just previous to committing the crime, he Fpent the nine days in ■ deserted barn at Terioki, just across the Finnish frontier. The aide-de-camp's uniform which the man \vor«- in order to gain access to the ministry was ordered by his sweetheart at a military tailor's establishment, where she was cashier. The uniform was delivered at Terioki. and the murder'-r entered St. Petersburg disguised. Thr girl in the case has b^n arrested. It is now even doubted whether the assassin, who has been known as Balschaneff, was really Buffalo Lithia Water Registered by ~^> s . A Positive Solvent U.S.Fatest %?V._/^t ** lOaIUVC OUIVCIII Cffice - £~*js\r m| t -wr* i • • a. £. tz* /^SL3 and Eliminator of Stone in the Bladder, ©Lnd JSf^ln More Effective than l !S^ ; /w\ ru s in Bright's Disease. K2l ' .V^-^yO^—., tv of y-r-'n-.i and Professor of Gvnecologv and ■■'■ ■■■'-.. Surpiry, Mcd- iJcolUv o) Virginia : "In nil forms ot BRIGHT'S DISEASE, except .m^m. i - tc . rtod efTects 3re pronounced. I believe it has been the means ol prolonging those hopelessly f dv ced .; « fooa etleos a P , v , 5 r c |t|s will be alleviated by it and many many lives in th» trouble. I . doubted" Disintegrating Solvent and Eliminating powers of cured. l^^^"^\f^i^^^ wkno^ n As\on S conii nae d u<e to permanently break U>ls water in RENAL CALCULUS*. .ana ma va l ue b i n the treatment of ALBUMINURIA of «p the gravel-forming; habit. It is an agent oi * , TY pHOID FEVER." >RfiQNANCY, "-fcftj«Sl|^fti^sSS« tri,pru^Bi^Ur,r f rs ily , Si Or. William H. P^JVJPShronk Nephritis (BRIQHT'S DISEASE OF THE KIDNEYS), o/fiout J ' «nd Rheumatk^ oH^ln i^ in the K r.ivVr Albuminurla of Pregnancy, 1 hive round boftalo uiWwnn . to ;;;*• P e^"TZ'^ « ***** ~* *«* **. Dr. J. Allison Hor'fl«, *' f *'"? ' ' ' f : al c^ >i ACUTE BRIdMT'S DISEASE, the con taus, UnxvttHty LolUg<o/...,rJici»*: in several "| pr | n g has accomplished more , or my pat j ents poul'u^of Buffalo LITHIA water, no. 2. than the administration of any medicine that was employed." '. _ ". ' „ „n 1 m* Surlnsr> ope** June lulh. PEOPRIETOR BUFFaIo UTHIAaPJUMCaWfIBfiINIA. a student. It is hinted that he bears an aristo cratic name. M. yon Plehwe. formerly Secretary of State for Finland, the successor of M. Sipiaguine, ad dresslnp his subordinates on assuming his new office, said this was a time for action and not for talking. He has sent Governor Generals Bobrikoff and Chertkoff back to Helsingfors and "Warsaw and Prince Galitzin to the Caucasus. PRO- BOER SENTIMENT. JOHN" HAYS HAMMOND SAYS ENGLAND HAS MADE NO EFFORT TO COUN TERACT IT IN THIS COUNTRY. London. April 22. — "I must advise you not to pay too much attention to the extravagant ex pressions of friendship of a certain well mean ing but discredited class called in America "anglomantacs." *' That was the keynote of a ppeeeh made by John Hays Hammond, the American engineer, to-night before a notable gathering, including I>ord Grey and others in terested in Anglo-American and South African matters, at a dinner given in honor of Mr. Ham mond's return to Kngland. With pungent sen tences Mr. Hammond explained to his English audience the depth and reason for American sympathy with the Boers, and as "a candid though a genuine friend of Anglo-Saxon friend ship" he impressed his hearers with Great Britain's total lack of effort lo counteract the pro-Boer sentiment in the United States. With equal frankness Mr. Hammond urged that Great Britain be generous in her demands. "Your American friends." he declared, "most earnestly hope that in arranging terms of peace wise liberality will be shown to the Boers." Such a statement coming from one who In the same speech referred to his Imprisonment at Pretoria on account of his anti-Boer tendencies produced a rather striking effect. The American "anglophobes" came in for equal criticism with the "anglomanlacs" !n Mr. Hammond's remarks. "Both of these classes," said Mr. Hammond, "are the flotsam and Jetsam of the American population. The citizens who compose the im portant body of the population are the expo nents of Americanism in Its highest form. They are the true Americans, whether of British, German or whatever ancestry. It is a trite, but nevertheless an almost irresistible, argu ment that our nations should stand together because blood is thicker than water. In default of other reasons this sentiment on many memorable occasions has prevailed and saved the day. "But we must be prepared henceforward to urge our claims for conjoint action respecting important international issues upon, not a racial, but a moral basis; namely, that ours Is a just one. For I believe that to both nations Justice Is the cornerstone of their International structure." To thir conservative and unbiassed section of the American community Mr. Hammond averred that 'England has not condescended to ex plain." To this lack of condescension Mr. Ham mond attributed the "general pro-Boer senti ment" which he found upon his return to the I'nlted States In 1900. The speaker pointed out that American impressions of the Boer war were derived from the political emissaries of the Boers, and the writings and speeches of the British pro-Boers, under which circumstances. he said. It was not surprising that the "corrupt Transvaal oligarchy, masquerading under the name of the 'Little Sister Republic." has se cured the aid and sympathy of America. How ever much we English and Americans differ from the Boers politically, we are compelled to admire the plucky fight made by the unfortu nate and deluded Boers now under arms." Elaborating upon his argument In favor of securing generous peace terms In South Africa, Mr. Hammond unfavorably compared Mr. Krilger's attitude with General Lee's 'ChrlHtlan and patriotic action." But he warned his hear ers to learn a lesson from another chapter of the American Civil War by avoMlng the mlstak" cf the American statesmen who endeavored to govern ?he Southern States by Northern office holders, as ;i result of whlcfa many years elapsed before the harm done by the "carpet bagger" was repaired. Among those present at the dinner were the Marquis of Graham, the Earl of Kintore, th- Earl of Jersey, the Earl of Dudley and the Eari of H'irdwicke. Lords Windsor and Harris nml Rear Admiral Lord Charles Beresford. FIGHTING OX TURKISH FRONTIER. HAND OF BULGARIANS INVADE RUMELIA. BUT ARE RKPELLED. Constantinople. April 22.— A band of thirty Bulgarians recently crossed the frontier and penetrated to the vilayet of Kossovo, Rumelia, after a. fight with Turkish troops. Details of the affair are lacking. Later It became known that the Turkish troops subsequently repelled the band of Bul garian invaders. LOXDOX VXDERGROUXD TRANSIT. MORGANS READY TO FURNISH FUNDS FOR THE NEW SYSTEM-NEED OF ACCESS TO SUBURBS. London, April 22.— Clinton E. Dawklns, of J. S. Morgan & Co.. teFtifk-d to-day before the House of Lords committee which Is investigat ing the whole question of the underground transit of London. Mr. Dawklns referred to the worldwide character of the financial transac tions of the Morgans, who would guarantee to find the capital for the entire forthcoming new underground system. There was no doubt, continued Mr. Dawklns, that the necessary money could be. found in England, but, If money was cheaper in America, then It could be raised there. Arrangements, he also sild, had been made to supply the rolling stock without having recourse to America. Mr. Dawkins referred to the tendency of the population bo move away from the congested districts to the outer fringe of London, said h" thought this ought to be encouraged, on the ground of public health, and pointed out that the only way to relieve the central con gestion was to offer rapid transit facilities. NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 23. 1902. THE DANISH TREATY. EXPBCTBD THAT THE UPPEB HOUSE AT COPENHAGEN WILL ACT TO-DAY— PRO-SALE SPEBCH Bl FOR EIGN MINISTER. Copenhagen, April 22 —The Landsthlng (upper house) to-day considered in open session the treaty providing for the sale of the Danish West Indies to the Ut.lted States. The Foreign Minister, Dr. Deuntzer. made a strong pro-sale speech, covering the various arguments of the Opposition against the sale of the islands. He caused a sensation by reading statements from the United States official publications showing that 11. Estrup, the leader of the Opposition, offered to sell the islands to the United States in 1892, when M. Estrup was Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. Dr. Deuntzer also ridiculed the fear of the Opposition that the United States Congress might refuse to appropriate $5,000,000 to pur chase the islands, and controverted the argu m-nts advanced against the treaty because It did not confer citizenship and free trade on the islanders, pointings out that the Danish consti tution does not extend to the islands and that Denmark does not enjoy free trade, while, he added, a recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States insured the Islands Imme diate fre~ trade with the United Statr-s. Kx-Preml*r Redtz Thott and the Ministerial ist leader. Madsen Mygdal, followed, praising the growth of the liberal institutions in the United Stntes, and declaring that the sale Insured the prosperity of the islands. It Is expected that a vote on the treaty will be taken to-morrow. EARTHQUAKE KILLS MANY. TWO HUNDRED GUATEMALANS SAID TO BE VICTIMS-DETAILS OF DISASTER. Guatemala City, Guatemala. April 22— The details which are being received here of the result of the earthquake shocks which were general throughout Guatemala on Friday, Sat urday and Sunday show that Solola. Nahuala. Amatltlan, Santa Lucia and San Juan were badly damaged, and that Quezaltenango was partly obliterated. Fire added to the horrors there. Two hundred persons were killed, mostly women, and many people were Injured. At the capital three churches were slightly damaged. The government is relieving the sufferers. Quezaltenango, or Quesnltenango, Is situated about 116 miles from Guatemala City. It has a population of about 2r..000 souls, is handsomely built and well paved, and has a richly decorated cathedral, several other churches and a fine. City Hall In the vicinity of Queznltenango are numer ous interesting antiquities and volcanic appear ances. The inhabitants of Quezaltenango manu factured cotton and woollen fabrics, and carried on an active trade with other towns of the republic. BRUSSELS' S RIOT DEBATE. CHAMBER OF REPRESENTATIVES RE JECTS MOTION OF SOCIALIST MEMBER FOR INQUIRY WORK RESUMED. Brussels, April 22— The recent strike riots had an echo In the Chamber of Representatives to day, when the House, by a vote of 75 to 30, re jected an interpellation of M. Van Langendor.ck (Socialist) on the subject of the killing of riot ers by Civic Guards at Louvain (fourteen miles from Brussels) on April 18. The question pre cipitated an angry discussion between If. Van Lnngendomk and the Minister of the Interior. M. de Trooz. The former characterized the ac tion of the Civic Guards as "cold blooded mur der." The Minister quoted the official reports. asserting that the military ncted purely in pelf defence. Kight members abstained from voting. King Leopold has responded tn the petition of the Chamber of Commerce, asking for his majes ty's intervention In the present crisis. In a con ciliatory but non-committal manner. Intimating that the government is carefully considering the situation, and can be depended upon loyally to maintain the constitution and fulfil Its duty, by adopting the policy which it deems m..st useful for the welll eing and tranquillity of the coun try. There was a general resumption of work this morning in the factories and coal mines of Liege. Telegrams received here from Charlerol and La Louvlere. fourteen miles from Oharlfrol, show there has been practically a complete re sumption of work in those districts. MAT BE TROUBLE TN THE SOUDAN. BRITISH TROOPS HEJLD IN RFADINESS TO MOVE THKRE. Cairo, Egypt. April 22.— British troops are held in readiness to proceed to the Soudan, owing to the fact that trouble is threatening in that part of Egypt. ACCUSED MURDERER TO HIS FACE. EXCITING SCENE AT TRIAL OF BRIGAND IN ITALY-MOTHER DECLARED HE SLEW HER SON. Lucca. Itnly, April 22.— At the trial here to day of the brigand Musollno, a woman named Maria Angela was the first witness for the prosecution. She dared directly to Identify the prisoner with one of the crimes charged against him. As she was describing the murder of her son. she turned dramatically to Mußolino and crted, "There's the man who killed him!" MuKoMno, for the first time during his trial, betrayed emotion. He turned pale, and then be came furious. He tried to strike the woman. He was selz.-d by gendarmes and a fierce strug gle followed. Musollno was overpowered and dragged out of court, cursing the Judge and the woman and vowing vengeance. run: loss $10,000,000 ix LONDON. London. April 22.— The damage done by the fire last night in the Barbican district of the city is roughly estimated at £2.000,000 ($lO, 000.000). WAI LIST STEEL STOCK ON PARIS IWIRSE Paris. April 22.— The question of listing the stock of the United States Steel Corporation and other American securities on the Paris Bourse has been broached by J. Plerpont Morgan, but there is little prospect that the idea will be carried out. The matter. It Is expected, will be settled to-morrow. VBW AMtQENTINB MINISTER IX CHILI. Santiago de Chili. April 22 — The new Argentine Minister to chill, Don Jooe Antonio Terry, has ar rived here. ASTRONOMICAL LECTURES. A free lecture will be given at VM p. m. to-day in Havemeyer Hall. Columbia University, by Dr. Charles Kane Poor, on "The Capture of a Comet by Jupiter." The effect which the giant planet has on the orbits of comet* hns received much atten tion from Dr. Poor, who formerly filled the chair of astronomy at Johns Hopkins University. It was bis computation which showed that the comet de signated as "MB V" passed between Jupiter and its tirst satellite in lSSfi, and was thus rrnde a cnptlve. A week Inter, at ihe same place and hour, Profes sor J. K. Itees. of Columbia University, will discuss "Some Recent Remarkable Results of" Astronomical Photography." Both lectures will be illustrated by ftjM st< r.-optlcon views. To ENTERTAIN CITY OFFICIALS. The Veteran Corps of the C9th Regiment. N. G. N. V.. gives Its annual b.Tnqu«»t to-night at the Sturtevant Houre to commemorate the departure of l.ie regiment for the seat of war on April 23, 1861. May" T -!_Lai_wiU- hg— Cl!£aj_jf. t±Lg-_£\lT_C±Dg. . will respond to the tonst. "The City tt NVw-Ynrk." Th - other toasts will f>e: "The Flasr of the Free." Rev. Father McLoughlin; "Bench and Bar." Dis trict Attorney Jerome: "The 69th Regiment," William Hepburn fhlifili: 'The Clergy." Arch bishop Ireiand: "The Iri.-hmnn in America." James L Wells, and "The Men of % 45," Captain James IfltcbeL The demand for tickets has exceeded the supply, and the list of diners comprises men well known in m-iny walks of life in this city. Deputy Register Matthew P. Breen is in charge of the arrangements for the banquet. WATCHFULNESS AT PEKING EMPRESS DOWAGEB TO KKMAIX A WEES AWAY RUMORS OF DE POSITION. Peking. April 22.— 1n spite of the fact that, in order to allay the uneasiness of the masses, Chinese officials have been urging the immedi ate return of the Empress Dowager to the pal ace, she has derided, according to to-night's "Gazette." to remain at the Hunting Park, five miles from Peking, for one week. Rumors of some political coup, possibly the deposition of the Empress Dowager, are rife. They are apparently as baseless as the other re cent canards. The foreign legations here continue their un usual precautionary measures. At the American legation a squad of soldiers patrols the wall every night. CHINESE REBELS CAPTURED- SIX MEN TAKEN IX CANTON WHO HAD ORDERS TO KILL MANCIIU OFFICIALS. Hong Kong, April 22.— Chinese officials yester day jnade a raid on a house at Canton and capt ured six men, who were known to have been sent to Canton for the purpose of spreading the rebel propaganda and for the purchase of arms and supplies. The prisoners carried orders from Kwok. the rebel leader, commanding the assas sination of the Manchn officials of Canton. Five hundred armed braves left Canton yes terday for Wu-Chow. TO LOOK Or T FOR WATER FRAUDS. COMMISSIOXER DOUGHERTY TO ADVISE HIS INSPECTORS TO-DAY. Commissioner Dougherty of the Department of Water, Gas and Electricity has sent word to all the meter inspectors in his department to be pres ent at. his office, in the Park Row Building, at 9:30 o'clock this morning, to listen to a few remarks by the Commissioner on the desirability and neces sity of discovering water frauds. So many of these have been unearthed by the new inspectors in the department that the Commissioner believes the city Is being defrauded of many thoup;u.u» of dollars every year, and this he proposes shall cease. Recently a gross irregularity was discovered in the water supply of a large hotel in Brooklyn. The mett-rs of every hotel in the city will be examined by the inspectors, as will those of other estab lishmenti that consume large quantities of the city water. Commissioner Dougherty has decided to estab llMi a branch of his office in the Municipal Build- Ing Borough nf The Bronx, for the convenience of those who live in that district. The office will be eqnippel with a force of twenty-lire men. in clmilnK clerks and Inspectors. Heretofore people in The Bronx who wanted permits were compelle-1 to Journey to the main Ofßce. After the new office opens for business bills may be paid and permits obtained there. MOLEST FROM OTBRSTUDY. AN IRISH BARRISTER TWICE TRIES TO JIMP OUT OF WINDOW. Patrick P-ergin, thirty-five years old, of No. l.Oito Park-aye., an Irish barrister, became vio lent from overstudy on Monday, and tried twice to Jump out of a window at his home. His wife took him to the Presbyterian Hospital yester day, whence he was transferred to the Bellevue Hospital Insane Pavilion. Bergfn came to this country from Ireland a year ago with his wife. He has been studying since to gain admission to the bar of this State. Hi.s wife says he has overstudied ami has been acting queerly of late. NEGRO STABS A PROFESSOR. HE WAS DRIVING YOUNG RUFFIANS AWAY FROM A BASEBALL PARK. Emporla, Kan.. April a— Professor Charles S. Huey. assistant in the department of physical train ing of the Kansaa State Normal School, was stabbrd in the right breast and had the upper part of his Jawbone crushed yesterday by young negro ruffians. „ ." . Both wounds nre srrlous. Professor Huey had driven the negroes from the fence of the park Where a baseball game was in progress. The negroes threw stones over the fence into the crowd. The professor went outside to stop this, and was attacked. "Sam" Harrison, the negro who did the stabbing, was arrested. CONDITIONS OF AIRSHIP RACE. CAPITAL PRIZE TO BE JIOO.OOO-TENTATIVK RULES ADOPTED. St. Louis, Aortl 22— General conditions to be ob served in the airship race for th>- capital prize of JIOO.imjO offered by the World's Fair ■aanagesMßt hay« been agreed upon by the committee of ex perts. The entire field, including time of the runs. shape of the course, qualitications of contestants, conditions of entry, facilities for construction, r. pair and experiments; allowance for size of ma chines and weight of engines and bearing of weather conditions, was gone over, and tentative rules were decided upon. These rules will have to be suhmitted to the sub-committee of the executive committee and to the executive committee itself, before they can be made public in their entirety. It has been decided that the sub-committee shall submit drafts of the rules to engineers, students, aeronauts ami aeronautical societies in America and Europe and obtain their views on the subject, changing the rules if that course seems wise. It was decided finitely that the $2iio.i») ap propriated for the contests by the board of directors of the exposition shall be divided as follows: $100,000 for a grand capital prize. WlMt to be divided into a number of subsidiary prizes. $50,000 devoted to the conduct of the competition and the payment of its expenses. STOPPED Tin lX TO FIGHT BUMGLABB. ],ATTKH fIRKD OM CraW. AND THK KNOINEER WAS PROBAni-Y MORTALLY WOI'NDEP. Pittsburg, April 22— Henry Stump, an engineer on the West Perm Railroad, was probably fatally shot this morning while trying to capture a gang of burglars at Willow Grove. The burglars had stolen a safe from the Willow Grove tollhouse and were trying to open it when they were dis covered by the crew of a passing freight train. The train was stopped and an attack made- on the robbers, who opened fire on the trainmen. Stump was struck by three bullets. The burglars made their escape, but were forced to leave the safe behind. ELECTRICAL COMMIBBIOS TO MEET. A NEW STATE BOARD AUTHORIZED AT THE RE TENT LEGISLATIVE SESSION. Albany. April 22 (Special).— State Engineer Bond paid to-day that he was making preparations for the meeting of the Electrical Commission named in an act recently passed by ttu legislature. One of the objects of the appointment of this commis sion, it was said to-day, was to discuss some way of measuring accurately the quantity of electricity used by a city or by a private citizen in his dwell ing, supplied by a corporation. An Item in the Supplemental Supply bill states the work to be done by the commission as follows: Twenty-five hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may necessary, is hereby appropriated for defraying the expenses of a commission, to be composed of Edward A. Bond, State Engineer and Surveyor; Charles P. Stelnmetz and Harold Win thropßuck. hereby appointed for investigating as to the necessity for the establishment of ■ State electrical laboratory to provide Independent, an thoritativi- Information on questions of electrical science, and an official standardizing laboratory for electrical measuring Instruments, apparatus and standnrds for. the protection of municipalities and the- genera' piibi's tn Uis use of •Metrical energy Pianola Recital To-day, Wednesday, April 23, at 3 P. M. . ry'o Cards of S^ecessarjr. so L -> i s T : Dr. CARL E. DUFFT. Baritone. With the advent of the Pianola, a new era began in the history of the piano. 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DI'FFT. able to impart to his performances m (Accompanied with the PlanoU.> this womitrful machin«^-planist. — HAKOI*D BAUER. ' ____— _a 15he yEOLIAN CO., 18 W. 23d St., N. Y. If you want Oriental Silks you should buy at ff. BROADWAY & ISTH ST. JJEST&G II IpUTIAN BA2jSi jy Shirt Waists and Guimpes For Girls and Misses. An exceedingly large variety of Shirt Waists, ma.de in the right proportions and right materials, especially for Girls and Children, can always be found here. Our comprehensive showing of novel and dainty styles far surpasses in attractive character any former presenta tions. Besides our special productions of perfect fitting American Guimpes, zue show selected importations of en tirely hand made and hand finished Paris Garments, cut from our own patterns, and specially designed for us. These last are exclusive features of the Children 's Store, and cannot be procured elsewhere. 60-62 West 23d Street. ill £ t • I fir | a^ a* ▲ WALL PAPERS AND CRETONNES FOR COUNTRY HOUSES. Our collection of Papers and Cretonnes has been gathered with utmost care, and we feel confident that for the Spring Season no stock will conUm as many novelties as oor own. A strone feature is the showing of French and English Papers that haTC the Cretonnes to match. Beautiful effects for Country Houses can be accom plished with these combinations. Broadway $ i9ti> Street •,nA of tlu> pro.luc,rs of electrical energy. Said mlimmm SaTJttt detailed .1.1 ■ ■■■ of the cost thereof. . m CHURCH TO TRY GOVERNOR DAVIS. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OP ARKANSAS WISHES. HOWEVER. TO WITHDRAW FROM BODY. Uttle Rock. Ark.. April -It is understood that charges have t.een preferred by the discipline com mittee of the Second Baptist Church, of this city. -ainst Governor Jefferson Davis, who is a mem ber of that church, and the matter has been set for consideration on We-lnesday next. The ipecJfic chaws are withheld until they shall be read tc the church The Governor has asked for either an tavettigatlon or. as he expresses his preference, "for a letter of wlthdr enabling him to de part in peace." ■ yOT JOHS DILLOX'S HROTUF.R. Buffalo. April 22.— A special from Kingston. Ont.. says ("arl Dallman. the leader of the trio who at tempted to blow up the locks in the Wetland Canal and who Is serving n life sentence in the I>rlf-cn here, denies that he is Luke Dillon.' the brother of John Dillon, the Irish agitator. Dall man is iiuoi'-i as saying that the recent announce ment that h.- was Dillon was a scheme on the part of some people to bl*:k the eHuru oX hU frleuda to «ecur« a pardon. . "*^- Special Offering. 30,000 Yards Japanese Dress Silks for Summer Wear, at OOC* a yard, Comprising White Habutai, White Twill, Black Habutai, Corded Kaikai, 23-inch Jap. Hafcutai Silk, printed in Lyons, 23-inch Jap. Twill Silk, printed in Lyons. No samples sent by maiL Last Week of the great Aviction Sale OF FINE TABLE Gla<s4>tvare before removal to new store. Exhibition in the morning, ot goods to be sold at a o'clock each day. C DORFLINGER & SONS, Cls Broadway, near 21st St., New York. E! American Man's Whiskey Qjr ■LJJ Trade— 4l— Mark ' ■ULJ A blend of f.->ur absolutely pure whlsfcsys. non* of lh«tn less than 8 years old. each one In »uch proportion aa not to Je»trjy the Savor of th« other — the blend making on* of the finest flavors aa well aa the richest whiskey rrer offered In America. ■ • L. J. CALLANAN. Grocer and Win? Merchant. 41 * 4.S VESET ST.. t£^)j M^nt.tiiy pticft »^t Tn«i'»^ qjj appllc«tlo<a» . — 3v